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HTODAY. AUGUST 3, 1902.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
FOREIGN.— The King of England conferred
pev*>raJ coronation honors at Cowes. . Many
pssSßtß have arrived at the Solent. - It is
said lc Komf that the Vatican will appoint an
American prelate as Apostolic Delegate at Ma
nila, : Ex-President Steyn of the Orange
Free Stale arrived in England on his way to
iolr ex-President Kriiger in Holland. ■
Venezuelan revolutionists are reported to be
mar'-hing on Caracas. — More than twelve
thousand applications to reopen whools in
France have been made; anti-clerical meetings
wili be held to-day. - - - — It was denied that an
attempt to assassinate President Loubet was
made. === A force of Firmin'6 troops was
driven from Cape Haytien after a sharp figfiht.
DOMESTIC— The real object of the naval
manoeuvres planned hy »he board headed by
Admiral Dewey, it is said, is to impress on
Congress and the country the need of a great
Increase of the navy. — President Schurman
of Cornell University spoke on the Philippine
problem at Ohautauqua. Alanson Trask.
formerly of Brooklyn, died at Saratoga at the
advanced age of ninety-four. == The trotting
match between Boralma and Lord Derby, at
Hartford, was interrupted by an accident to
the former, an artery being severed by over
reaching, and the race was awarded to Lord
IVrby. ===== Governor Stone declined to ac
cede to the requefi for withdrawal of the
troop* in the strike region, saying it was
neither wise nor prudent. - : ■ In a rear end
collision on the Albany and Hudson electric
road, a child was killed at Rossmans, N. V..
and about twenty-five other persons were more
or less hurt
CITY. — were dull and heavy. - Ap
proval was expressed of the reported plan of
the New-York Centra! Railroad Company for a
great clearing house station in The Bronx. —
Police Captain William Thompson, of the Mul
herry-st. station, who had charge of the escort
at the funeral of Rabbi Joseph, was retired on &
pension at his own request. ■ Captain
SchmlttDerger arrived from Europe, and de
clared that the statements made against him by
Doris were lies. — r-r- A publisher fell Into the
subway excavation at Centre-st. and received
probably fatal Injuries. =— John W. Harding
declared that he and other architects would fight
the adoption of the proposed building law ordi
nance which, he said, would do away with the
use of fireproofed wood in building construc
tion. ===== A big truck horse surprised a crowd
nt Park Row and Broadway by leaping out of
en excavation into which It had fallen. = It
was announced that Borough Pre-ident Haffen
would this week begin to open bids for the
13.000.000 public improvements to be executed in
The Bronx.
THE WEATKER.— lndications for to-day:
Rain. The temperature yesterday: Highest,
•vJ degrees: lowest, '"'.» degrees.
Thr Tribune will be zent by mail to any
address in this country or abroad, and
address changed as often as desired. Sub
scriptions may be given to your regular
dealer before leann/. or. if more conven
ient, hand them in at The Tribune office.
See opposite page tor subscription rates.
TROOrS AXD STRIKERS. .
The demands being made on behalf of the
strikers that the troops be removed from the
neighborhood of the coal mines are. of course,
founded on the assumption that their presence
Is unnecessary for the protection of persons or
property. Assurances are plenty that tbo strik
ers hove no disposition to break the law. and
their president, Mr. Mitchell, counsels strict re
pard by the union miners for the legal rights
of others, and declares that such violence as
ha* occurred is only the outbreak of a few lrre
pponsSble individuals, with whom the organiza
tion does not sympathize. Mr. Mitchell in his
speech on Friday at Scranton said:
The one among you who violates the law Is
th* worst enemy you have. No one is more
pieei<ei! than the operators ln New- York to hear
of disorder in the coal regions. I want our men
to exercise the rights that inure to them under
the laws, but I want that no man Bhall trans
gress ths la we.
That is a perfectly correct attitude. Does it,
however, represent the view of the great body
of the strikers? If so. why are they so anxious
to have the troops M'nt home? If they have no
desire to break the law, they can have no ob
jection to the guardians of the law being on
dmy. Th« troons will be in perfect harmony
•with the great body of the strikers who follow
Mr. Mitchell, and will merely restrain the small
minority of hotheaded men who, if they did not
feel the active presence of lawful authority
able In case of need to restrain them, might
break out into lawlessness which, as Mr.
Mitchell points out would disgrace the strikers
And irreparably injure their cause. The militia
man who is employed to guard mines and pro
tert persons desiring to work in the enjoyment
of their legal rights should be welcomed by every
man who eincerelj desires to see the law re
spected. That man may indeed feel that the
guard was unnecessary. He may think the
calling out of the troops In some respects a re
flection upon his orderly disposition as well as
that of a few Irresponsible followers In his
train, b-jt that fact does not justify him ln re
garding the soldiers as enemies dealing serious
blows at the strike cause. Yet in 6pite of Mr.
Mitchell's declarations this Is exactly the atti
tude taken, not by a few Isolated Individuals,
but by one of the official organs of organized
labor. "The Trade T'nloniPt." the organ of the
striking miners lo the Hazleton district, de
nounces the pressnee of the troops, and says:
- Th« Sth ar»d 12th regiments are now on the
cceae to preserve order and protect scabs and
thugs In Shenandoah.
So the protection of scabs Is objectionable, j
License Is wanted to attack them and drive i
tb«n from the work which it Is undoubtedly
their lejal right to perform. That Is why ihe j
troop* are unwelcome and their reaoral Is so
ardently desired. Nobody can possibly be
ASgrUred by the protection of scabs unless he
■wish** the door opened to the Injury of those
scabs. The complaint of "The* Trade Unionist"
throws a flood of light on the demands for the :
recall of the troops. It suggests that »t least i
one section of thr strikers, in ppite of all pro
fessions of respe-t for iaw, see victory only in
lawlessness. They want liberty to attack the
seals], and thus frankly avow it. When they
object to the troops because they "preserve
order and protect fccabs." they can only mean
that their purpose and desire is to riot and vio
lently indulge their hatred against scabs. That
is not President Mitchell's professed attitude.
If he really does wish to see the law obeyed
and even scabs protected in their legal rights,
he should most emphatically repudiate such ut
terances and give his support to the authorities
in stationing troops to prevent possible disorder.
Those who do not wish to break the law can
have no objection to the agencies of law en
forcement. The scabs may be justly disliked by
Mr. Mitchell; he may foresee that if enough of
them work his strike is ruined; but he must
admit their legal right to work if they choose.
and the duty of the government to protect them
in so doing. If he truly wishes, whether he
wins or loses, that his followers should respect
the law. he has no reason to ask for the with
drawal of the troops.
CHINA AND THE HAGUE.
Many less desirable things might happen than
that China should appeal to the tribunal at The
Hague for adjudication of the dispute over the
payment of her indemnity to the powers. The
case is one well suited to such disposition. It
does not involve the honor or integrity of any
country, but merely the interpretation of a
treaty. It is a question upon which there may
be honest and intelligent differences of opinion,
and upon which there certainly are now radical
differences of contention. There can. of course,
be no thought of lighting over it. There should
be entire readiness on all hands to submit it to
judicial and impartial arbitration.
There can he no question as to China's good
standing before that court. No narrow caste
prejudices against the "yellow race" on the part
of Caucasians or agaiust "pagans" on the part
of Christians can stand in the way. China was
invited, with other non-Caucasian and non-
Christian nations, to take part in the Peace
Congress at The Hague, and she did so. and
was among the lirst to ratify the treaty. If she
was good enough for that she must certainly be
good enough to have a complete and unimpeach
able status before the international tribunal.
We have hitherto explained in detail the
nature of the dispute. China claims the right
to pay the indemnity to the powers in silver,
her standard currency and the currency in
which the powers pay her their customs duties,
and she insists that such was the explicit under
standing at the time of the making of the treaty
under which she bound herself to pay the in
demnity. In such views of the case the Vnited
States agrees with China, and so. we believe,
do Great Britain and Japan. On the other
han.l. Russia and other powers demand that
although China receives only silver from them,
she shall pay them in gold.
It is a dispute which China might confidently
submit to arbitration. It is one of sufficient
dignity and weight to be worthy of the tri
bunal at The Hague. It would give to that
court its first really important task involving
the determination of a great principle: and euch
submission and disposition of it would mate
rially promote the cause of arbitration and of
fraternal fellowship among the nations without
regard to race or creed.
FINNISH RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY.
There is less of surprise than of gratification
and of vindication of confidence In the news
that Russian recruiting or conscripting officers
are being coldly received in Finland. In the
metropolitan province of Nyland, for example,
we are told that while 2.577 young men were
summoned for military service only 577 re
sponded. The others. 2,000, or nearly four
fifths of the whole, declined to take the oath
dictated by their Russian oppressors or to enter
the service of the latter, though in thus declin
ing they made themselves liable to a heavy
penalty. Of more than 10,000 men sum
moned in various provinces less than one-half
responded, and of these latter the great ma
jority were those suffering from some infirmi
ties which would make their rejection certain.
The proportion of the 10,000 acceptable as
recruits was no larger than in Nyland. Thus
the young men of Finland incur the wrath of
the Russian conqueror with the same proud
disregard of danger which made their fore
fathers -world famous in the days of the great
Gustavus.
Such conduct of the young men of Finland Is
a protest against the Russian eonqnest and
spoliation of their fatherland. It 1b also par
ticularly a protest against the manner in which
the present conscription was brought about A
military service ukase was issued by the Rus
sian Government and the Finnish Senate was
commanded to ratify and promulgate it. The
majority of that body did so. although the edict
was palpably unconstitutional. When this was
known, the people of Helsingfors nocked to the
street before the Senate House to express, -with
groanlngs and hooting?, their disapproval of the
Senators who had thus yielded to foreign dicta
tion. Thereupon a company of Cossacks was
sent by the Russian Governor 1o chastise the
people in characteristic Russian style. They
used their heavy whips unsparingly upon mm,
women and children alike, not sparing the aged
and Infirm, and even breaking into a church and
private houses ln pursuit of their victims. No
wonder the young men of Finland refuse to
obey the law thus imposed upon them.
That the Finnish Senate should be a mere tool
of Russia is deplorable, but it is easily under
stood. Ever since the conquest of Finland was
undertaken the Russian Government has been
arbitrarily removing all Senators who have
dared to stand for the Finnish constitution and
for the maintenance of the faith pledged by all
grand dukes fron 1809 to 1901, and has been
filling their places with its own subservient
puppets. The result is that the Senate Is no
longer representative, and no longer commands
confidence or respect. Thus finding themselves
betrayed and helpless, the Finns are showing
the courage of their despair. They are defying
the Russian military conscription and are emi
grating from their "Land of a Thousand Lakes"
in ques-t of regions free from Muscovite tyranny.
In May of last year 762 thus emigrated. In
May of this year the number reached 1,706. In
the flrst five months of this year about ten
thousand Finns went inlo voluntary exile, near
ly all of them being young men and women, the
flower of the race. Considering that the entire
population of Finland is only 2,500,000, a stream
of emigration thus increasing ln volume Is sig
nificant and ominous. It portends the creation
of n solitude which the Russian conquerors may
<^all peace, but which will mean that one of the
most fertile and most enlightened of lands will
revert to the savagery and desolation which
prevail over the dreary Russian plains.
HOTELS OF HUGE COST.
The yearly rental of a hotel soon to he built
in Manhattan will exceed $300,000 for each of
a long series of years- nearly fMMM a day.
There are others like unto it. What would the
most ambitious and imaginative innkeeper in
Dr. Samuel Johnson's time, in .ne eighteenth
century, have thought of such figures? And
•what would Koswell have said about them?
How cheap and mean and poor were the best
of the taverns of old iv couiparh-on with the
humblest of those of to-day! Mine host is often
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. AUGUST 3. 1902.
a millionaire himself in this generation, and
■welcomes no finest who is not rich.
DAMMING NILE ASD CROTOX.
The announcement of the completion of the
stupendous dam across the Nile at Assouan,
near the First Cataract, inevitably suggests
some comparisons of that work with the new
Croton dam, which, after ten years of work—
considerably more than twice as long a time as
has been spent on the Nile dam— is still far
from being finished. Such comparisons may be
more academic than practical, since there are
pome radical differences in the conditions under
which the two works hare been performed.
Nevertheless, they will be interesting and in
structive.
The Nile dam Is about a mile and a quarter
long, the Croton dam scarcely a quarter of a
mile. The former rises ninety feet above the
river bed. the latter 159 feet. The Nile dam
rests upon solid granite at the bottom of the
river, while the Croton dam extends seventy
feet below that level. The sectional forms of
the two dams are much alike, but the Nile dam
is thirty feet wide at the top. while the Croton
is to be only eighteen. The dam at Assouan
will impound 2"J0.000.000.000 gallons of water,
and that at Cornell only .T2.000.000.000. The one
is intended exclusively for the regulation of the
river for agricultural irrigation, the other for
supplying the second city of the world with
water for all uses. Each Is, of its class, pretty
nearly the greatest in the world, in some re
spects the very greatest
While the Nile dam is mi:ch larger than the
CrotoD, it would not be just to rail because the
latter is taking much longer to build. Mr. Cole
man has not been able to put fifteen thousand
Fellaheen at work in the Croton Valley; and he
has not had all his building material right at
hand. Nevertheless, if Sir John Aird could com
plete the Assouan dam in a trifle less than four
years, or a year less than his contract specified,
it ought not to take much beyond ten years to
finish the Croton dam, especially since five
years -was the time originally allotted to It by
the engineers.
MRS. KTODDARD.
Mr*, Stoddard was an original and intellectual
woman, of a type rare enough in the literary
ranks of nny generation, and decidedly uncom
mon in our own. To the younirer readers of to
day the news of her death Is probably of far
less significance than it is to their elders; hut
the latter still form a public large and faith
ful, and. furthermore, their appreciation of this
writer is certain, in due course, to l»e ratified
by an ever increasing circle. Neither as poet
nor as novelist was Mrs. Stoddard imbued with
the utmost creative power; but she possessed
genius in a measure— ln both the spheres of
literary activity which she adorned she exer
cised with substantial effect certain gifts of a
hisrh order. Her novels make up for what they
lack ln construction, and in what we may call
the sentimental drama of popular fiction, ln feel
ing for character, in emotional force, In sincerity
and thought. The play of a rich and varied
mind, in fact. 1b potent in all her prose, and it is
no exaggeration to say that "Two Men," "Tem
ple House" and 'Tht! Morgesons" contain in
sheer knowledge of human nature enough
strength to furnish forth half a dozen books.
In the preface to the new and revised edition
of these three lonj stories, which was published
only last year, she said: "I suppose it was en
"vlronment that caused me to write these
"novels," and no doubt she was right; but the.
value of her — and it has very serious value
—resides in the fact that she filled it with the
essentials of her own thoughtful Individuality.
Her poetry Is even more clearly the expression
of her nature, and here, while practising often
an Irregularity of form suggestive of the con
structive limitations of her novels, she com
pletely obscured and. indeed. Invalidated the
claims of merely academic art by communicat
ing to her lines the music which Is, after all,
the first element in poetry. Here, too, she was
thoughtful as well as Impassioned. The womnn
in "I love yon, but a sense of pain." one of her
most characteristic plecps. is not content with
the passing and more obvious aspects of love,
and all through her intense, sometimes melan
choly and often beautiful works Mrs. Btoddard
conveys the impression of the writer whose ex
ceptional quality must always excite peculiar
admiration, the writer who sees in life much
more than lies upon the surface, and touches
the heart while charming the imagination.
A RABBI AND HIS TEACH IXG.
The death and burial of Rabbi Joseph formed
an incident unique In the history of New- York,
alike in its actuality and In its suggestion. It
was wonderfully impressive, that vast outponr
lng of mourning multitudes, simply in point of
numbers. The scores of thousands who fol
lowed that humble coffin were comparable in
that respect with those who have paid tribute
to the stately biers of the nation's mightiest
and l>est beloved. It wan impressive, too. In its
antique and exotic aspects. The strange garbs,
the alien tongues, the weird and thrilling ulula
tlons. the gestures of unutterable woe. affected
eye and ear as though transplanted from the
mystic Orient, or from the Talmud; as indeed
they were. The amazing mingling of repre
sentatives of many lands, Austrian, Pule, Ru
manian, Croatian. Russian. Hungarian and who
not else, seemed like a veritable marshalling of
the Lost Tribes. Never was anything like it
seen before within the limits of Manhattan, if,
indeed, in any city in the world. For where,
else should it be seen than In this capital of the
Jewish world, this most populous Jewish city
the globe has borne since Titus destroyed
Jerusalem?
There was. too, a wealth of suggestion in the
s.-ene. Men talk lightly of the decline of faith.
But here was a many myriaded manifestation
of the puissant vitality of a faith that was hoar
with ag<- not only when the son of Vespasian
sacked Jerusalem, hut when the son of Mars
and Rhea Silvia founded Rome Itself. Men
speak of the passing of the heroic age in which
there were compelling personalities and great
individual leaderß of men. But hero wag ;1
man who. through sheer constraint of charac
ter, commanded the obedience, the devotion and
the love of uncounted multitudes. We have
spoken of the variety of tongues and races in
that funeral train. They were numerous. They
were heterogeneous. They were in all respects
but one antagonistic. But in on<> respect tin y
were harmonious and united, and that was in
their affection for and their loyal following after
this one man, EL? was the unifier. He was the
supreme leader. He typified and embodied in
himself the overmastering qualities of personal.
dominance of which we think vaguely and re
motely in thoughts of Moses, and of Zerdusht,
and of Buddha, and of Mahomet. We shall
not call It a renascepce of faith and of leader
ship. It was a demonstration of their unbroken
immortality.
Nor was the incident devoid of civic lessons
■which New-York may profitably learn. It was.
we have said, a reminder that this Is the chief
Jewish city of the. world. It was likewise a re
minder that this is the most cosmopolitan of
cities, and therefore should be— what? Assured
ly, the most tolerant and respectful, giving the
fullest freedom of belief and of rite, and per
mitting not even a hint of creed discrimination,
of caste persecution or of that abominable
tiling which men call the Judenhetze. Hut with
at least equal emphasis it should also be as har
monions as It Is heterogeneous, as united as It
is diverse. If these myriads of people, from
many lands, with all their rivalries, antipathies
and enmities, could through the magic alchemy
of this one personality be welded into a coherent
whole, surely at least as much should be done
with all our varied elements under the influence
of civic aspirations. New-York, city and State,
and America, as names and as symbols of the
things for which names stand, should be not
less potent than the name of Knbbi Joseph.
Canada is having a great deal of worry about
securing a fast line to England. Isn't It satis
fied to follow the example of Its Governor Gen
eral and" travel by way of New-York?
Another prophet has gone wrong through mak
ing too particularized and definite predictions.
A nesrro preacher was rash enough to foretell
the destruction of Atlantic City by a tidal wave
on August 1. But August 1 has come and gone,
and the Atlantic City piers and board walks still
echo with midsummer revelry.
I
All the men In authority in New- York, all the
leaders of public sentiment and the great, mass
of honest citizens, should set their faces like
flint against the iniquitous schemes to sur
render Central Bridge and Washington Bridge
to the trolley lines. Consider the incalculable
mischief which the handing over of the Brooklyn
idge to the trolleys has done. The trolley
companies should build their own bridges above
the Harlem or dig their own tunnels beneath
the stream. But they are always like the
daughters of the horse ieech, and always asking
for more.
Colonel Partridge has a firm enough grip of
the police to do some powerful shaking.
There are some days, which seem to be coming
upon us Just now. in which the average man
cares less about the price of coal than he does
about the market rates on cooling drinks.
While out yachting In Eastern waters Colo
nel Bryan was caught in a fog. As he peered
about, unable to get his bearings, he must have
felt that he was thoroughly enveloped and en
compassed in a haze like that which obscures
the principles of the Democratic party. But he
finally found a safe harbor, which Is more than
his party is likely to do.
Out West a few fantastic visionaries are talk
inp of airships which will flit about at a speed
of two hundred and fifty miles an hour. When
such vessels are in practical use trips to the
moon In less than a thousand hours will be ad
vertised everywhere.
If General Botha Is correctly reported as ad
vising the Boers ro fret themselves no longer
about politics, to go to work with a will to make
South Africa prosperous, contented and com
fortable, then Botha is a wise counsellor.
When the City Hall Park begins once more to
take on Its natural appearance the wings of
faith are strengthened anf i n | s possible to be
lieve that the rapid transit subway will some
day be finished. The sight of a black and white
checkerboard pavement in front of the Mayor's
office Is more comforting than a whole volume of
statistics about the satisfactory progress of the
work.
The sensational f-xaggeratlons of the dangers
which might follow the escape of a mere kitten
of a baby puma from Its cage In New- York's
zoological park call to mind reminiscences of the
famous hoax many years ago of the escape of
the Uoiu and tigers, the panthers and hyenas
and wolves and other fierce beasts from Central
Park. That story made a wild stir.
THE TALK OF THE DAT.
Oenera! de Galllffet. former French Minister of
War, of whose memoirs extracts are being pub
lished <n ■]„. Oaulola," tella this amusing anecdote
of his reception by K1:;g Victor Emmanuel of Italy
j d-jrlr.ir the. war of 1859: "I «v sent yesterday on
a mission to the King of Italy. Where was he?
This was not known exactly. I fo d him at the
en.l of the evening In a house which looked like
an inn. Ilr- was lying on a fairly larjre bed, with
j nothing <u» him but a towel. probably donneT! In
■ honor of my arrival, in the room was a big tahl<\
; still covered with the remains of the dinner which
. the King had taken with his officers. I saluted
with a respect which was all the greater as the
King waa but sliphtly cln.l. 'Good evening, Cray
fish.' said the King; ft was my red Spahi's cloak
which brought me this compliment; 'you know what
has happened. I marched with some of my troops
on Mozua. here the Austrian General Urban had
beon llnpprinc:. One of your cavalry divisions cut
on* his r«treat. He was "caught" with his six thou
sand, men. Your cavalry general was. however,
well tricked. Instead of calling on Urban to lay
down his arms he entered into conversation. Urban
said to him. "Talk away." and. taking advantage
of the conversation, he sent nearly all his people
gradually off. Then, when it was all over, he told
your general. "I am very sorry, but I am not au
thorized to listen to you What a chatterer your
general is! He Js a thorough parleying general.
You will relate all this to your Emperor. You will
tell him that It Is not my fault. My troops are
quite knocked up. and require two days' rest. I
shall spend them here.' "
Motor r.-rcases -Mr. Punch compliments "The
Essex County Chronicle" on the happy accident
which Is responsible for the above title' of an ac
count of motor car cases brought before a local
court. Most suggestive.— (Punch.
A joint committeo of the recent session of the
Louisiana legislature visited the State penal farms
at Angola ar.d Hope, according to a etory In "The.
New-Orleans Picayune." for the purpose of report
ing on the work done hv the board of control. The
members or the committee *pent some time talking
with the negro convicts, and presently one of th«
negroes recognized a member of the committee,
who Is a risinsr young lawyer, not a thousand miles
from New-lberla.
"You know Mr. B ?" Inquired one of the men.
"Yaas. sah. I knows Mr. B well. He's de one
dun sent me heah." replied the darky, with a grin
spread all over his face.
The man had not heard of Mr. B officiating as
a prosecuting attorney, and wanted to know how
he came to send the convict there.
"He wuz man lawyer, sah."
A Humble Meal -"There lived down in my
neighborhood several years hro a man and his
wire, wno ran a small farm, and were very poor"
said an old resident of Jefferson County. "I held
the office of Tax Assessor at that time, and my
duties sometimes necessitated mv spendlne thn
night with this couple, who. though poverty
stricken, never failed to make me welcome. One
day I reached the house nt tho noon hour and was
cordially invited to Might' and come in to dinner
We took our seats at the table: my host bowed his
head anil murmured the briefest grace I "over
heard "C.od bless our bite..' The wife passed a
dish of corn pone, the only article of food in sleht
to which we helped our plates. I saw that mv hosi
was troubled and T exerted myself by a cheerfi'il
conversation to divert his mind from the meacr«
fare. It was of small effect. 'Sally,' said he at
last. I think you mout 'a' had something to eat
seeing we got company.' 'Well. Jim. I don't see
how I could gftt anything extra when we hain't
pot nothin' but bread.' she replied. Jim pondered
this excuse a minute, then, giving her a queer look
replied: 'Well. Sally, you mout 'a put a little salt iri
the bread.' "-(Birmingham (Ala.) News U ln
Shad were very scarce ln Connecticut waters
this summer, but appeared in large numbers in the !
Ohio River, a profitable catch having been made '
within five miles of Cincinnati. Before 1*76 shad '■
were never caught ln the Ohio. The flrst one taken
in that year was considered such a curiosity that
it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution.
Can a saw buck?— (St. Joseph News
You bet! Can a horse fiddle?— (Keokuk Gate City
Sure. Can a chimney swallow?— (Chicago Trib
une.
Certainly- Ever hear a ginger snap?— (ToDeka
Capital.
Yep. Ever see a bed sprir,g?-(Kansas City Jour
nal.
Of course. Can a rail fence?— York World <
To be sure And wouldn't a railroad tie' How
would a crash suit?-(Baltimore American '
First rate. But Isn the weather vane?—(Phila
delphia Telegraph. °' '™"
Rather. \\O "* a banana peel that made the i
nleht ,Wl?--£&ie*eo Record-Herald. c tne I
About People and Social Incident*.
NEW-YORK SOCIETY.
After an unusually dull week society enters upon
a new one to-day which promises to afford plenty
I of entertainment. A large contingent of the fash
! ionable set bavo gone to Saratoga for the racing
i season, which begins to-morrow, while the annual
cruise of the fleet of the New-York Yacht Club,
which starts on Tuesday from New-London,
spending Wednesday at Newport, where the Astor
Cup races are to be sailed, will form the pretext
for many entertainments both afloat and asnore
during the next ten cays. Then. on Sjatur3d>.
there will be the wedding of Archibald Thacher
and Miss Ethel Da vies at Newport, for which. «i
very large number of invitations have teen l^suea
and which is to be followed by a large reception at
Pine Croft the summer homt or the brioe s pa
rents, Mr. and Mis. Julien T. Davies.
Indeed, the Newport season seems to be at
length getting under way. Next Saturday's wed
ding will be followed by -~rs. E. J. Pembroke
Jones's "frolic" and dance on August 15. Mrs. J.
Clinch Smith's dinner dance on August A Mrs.
Stuyvesant Fish's Colonial t.all on August --Mrs.
Cornelius Vanderbilt's lawn fete on August -..
and Mrs. Astor's ball for the opening of nerMi
ballroom at Beach on August £». If JJ*.™ *:
ent gossip is to be believed, this month, which is
to be so busy from a social point of^ view, will not
be allowed to pass away without the ftrmal an
nouncement of at least two and P°^tt>ly three,
engagements of Interest to the fashionable set.
Although the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. William K.
Vanderbilt. jr.. is looked for toward the middle
of the month, yet the fact that orders have just
been received by cable to suspend work on their
seventy-four footer Virginia, which was being got
ready for commission and to discharge au tne
crew would seem to indicate 'that they ( na\e ac
cided still further to postpone their return home
and to delay their departure from Europe untu
after the close of the Newport season.
Mrs W S. Cowles and her niece. Miss Helen
Roosevelt, are at the James Roosevelt Roosevelt
camp on the Upper St. Regis, in the AdirondacKS.
Mrs. John Jacob Astor is still in town, at her
house in Fiftb-ave., and expects to leave here by
next Friday for Newport with her baby, on board
Colonel Astor'. yacht Nourmahal to .spend the re
mainder of the season at the HodEson villa in
13ellevue-ave.. which is being prepared for her
arrival.
Mrs. Duncan Elliot and her brother. Robert Har
kous. who have been staying at L#nox. have gone
to Newport for the remainder of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schuyler are staying with
Professor Agassiz at Newport.
John D. Rockefeller is in the Adirondacks stay-
Ing with his sons-in-law. Harold McCormick and
E. Parmelee Prentice, at their camp on the pper
St. Regis.
Miss Janet Fish, dauerhrer of Hamilton Fish, i? at
Newport, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Stuyvesant
Fish, at the Crossways.
Mr. and Mrs. Her.ry S. Redmoni have jtone to
Newport on board their yachi Ailsa. ;ird ar^ stay-
Ing with Mr. an.l Mrs. H. Rcdaaood in K-;t.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fre'nrshuysen have gone
to Newport, and are staying with Mrs. <J. B. de
Forest, who has the Tr.iir. viH.i for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Whitney, of Morristown.
have chartered a private ar far a tour through
Canada to the Paciri<-
Mr. and Mrs. Newbokl Morris have left Lenox and
have gone for a fortnight to Southampton, where
they are staying at the Meadow Club.
Mr. ar.d Mrs. T.ydiK Hnyt have pone to Newport
for the season, and opened the Baldwin cottage in
Bellevue-a\ c.
Mrs. Peter D Martin gives an "at home" this
afternoon at her Newport cottage, at which her
wedding presents will be shown.
Mrs. William D. Morgan and Miss Maud Living
ston arc staying with Mrs. A. Gordon Norrie at
bet r-ttage. in Eustis-avo., Newport.
Charles Lanier ■will leave Lenox this week for a
yachting trip along the Atlantic seacoast. and
Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Adams are leaving about
the same time, for Bar Harbor.
Mr?. O'Brien, widow of John O'Brien, of New-
York, lies .lanarerously 111 at Inchiquin, her sum
mer home at Newport.
Mr. and Mrs. "William O. Rockefeller have gone
to Newport and nr.- staying with Mrs. Rockefeller's
father. James Stillman.
Mrs. Benjamin Brewster, wIM has been staying
with her daughter. Mrs. Oliver <V Jer.nlngs. at
Newport, has returned to her country place at
Caze-novia
Mr?. Sydney Harris has gone to Lenox, where
she Is staying with her aunt. Mrs. Frank K.
Sturgls.
Colonel E. D V. Morrell has he*n elected presi
dent of the Bar Harbor Horse Show Association,
which holds its annual exhibition on August 19.
lasting till August SL The premium list has been
r and Judges and committees have been ap
pointed.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Thehaud have left their
country place at White Plains, and Joined their
new yacht Myrtle, on board which they will take
part in the New- York Yacht Club cruise, starting
the day after to-morrow from New-London.
Mr. and Mrs. Maturin L. Delafleld. jr.. are spend
ing the summer at St. Moritz. Switzerland, where
Mr. Delafield went about a year ago for his health.
Mrß. Charles E. Sands is with th»rn.
September 19 Is the date selected for the Lenox
Horse Show. Glraud Foster has been elected chair
man of the association, and Dr. Henry P. Jacques.
secretary. The executive committee is composed
of Miss Kate Carey. John E. Alexandre, William
Douglas Sloane and Frank K. Sturgls.
NEWPORT'S SOCIAL SEASON.
[BY TKI E'iRAPH TO THE TRlßlNr.l
Newport. R. 1.. Aug. 2.— Miss Alice Ronsevelt. the
President's Uaushter. wh.i arrived in Newport late
laal night, and is the guest of Miss Helen Cutting
at The Leases, drove to the Casino this morning
with Miss futtinp. and naturally was the cei;;re of
attraction. The Misses Roosevelt anil Cutting were
met at the Casino entrance by Miss Brice and
Augustus Jay. jr.. and introduced to many of those
who were present watohing the tennis playing.
Miss Roosevelt was attired in a white duck Eton
suit, with nroad brimmed hat trimmed with white
ribbon, and wore a short veli. Although arriving
here so late last night after the long journey, she
looked as fresh and bright as could be.
This afternoon Miss Roosevelt and Miss Cutting
attended the polo game between the Westchesters
and Meadow Brooks nt the Westdteßter Polo Club's
grounds, and this evening Mrs. Cutting gave a din
ner for young people in h.-r honor. The table and
house were decorated with American Beauty roses
The guests included Miss Jay. Miss TwomMy. Mr.
and Mrs. Alfr.-.I a. Vanderbilt. Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Havemeyer, jr.. Miss Cutting, Augustus Jay. Jr..
Mr. Hoffman. J. F. Talmadge. Lucius Wilmerding
Edmund Rogers and Philip Liwrmore
To-day, through Deblols & Eldrid K e. real estate
agents. George Gordon King purchased from C. J
Mauran a lot of land on the corner of Red Cross
ave. and Oakland Terrace, containing nearly 30 000
square feet. Mr. King will shortly start extensive
improvements to his newly acquired property
On Thursday evening Mrs. Vanderbilt entertained
a party of young people at a dinner at the Break
ers in honor of Miss Kathleen Neilson
The presents for the Davies-Thacher welling
which takes place on Saturday. August 9. are ail
riving at the Davies home. Plnecroft, n Purgatory
Road. Mrs. Davies has issued cards for a dance
to be given at St. George's School on Friday ni K ht
This evening Mrs. William Payne Thompson K av e
a dinner for young people at her home, in Bellevue
aye.. in honor of her sister. Miss Evelyn Blight
Mrs. William B. Carter gave a luncheon this after
noon at Quarterfoil. using snapdragon for decora
tions. Mrs. R. I. Gammell entertained at luncheon
this afternoon at the Gooseberry Island Fishing
Club, and Mrs. Joseph Harriman entertained at
dinner to-night at her cottage. In Bellevue Court
Mrs. Sidney AVebster held a reception at her cot
tage, in Harriaon-ave.. between the hours of 4 and
7:30 to-day. Miss Northcote. Mrs. Webster's niece
who is spending the summer here assisted in re
ceiving. Tho lawns were prettily de-orated and
Berger's Hungarian Band discoursed music
throughout the reception. Under a large marquee
tent, buffet luncheon was served, the table heln^
After dinner there were more vaudevilles and dane-
Ing to the music of the Hungarian band.
Mra. Pembroke Jones gave a larse luncheon this
afternoon -it Friedheim. using American Beauties
for decorations.
John Jacob Astor has issued cards for a luncheon
and sail on the Xourmahal on Wednesday, the day
of the Astor Cup races.
Miss Rela Carson and George C. Carson, Jr.. of
Philadelphia, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarenca
W. Doian.
Lucius Wilraerding is guest of R. Fulton Cutting
at the Ledses. and Miss E. M. Post, of York,
is guest of Mrs. Joseph T. Tower.
Mrs. E. Moore Robinson gave a dinner to-night
for eighteen guests jn hor.or of Mr. and Mrs. Nor
man Wbitehouse, who are visiting here, at her
cottage, in Narrasransett-ave. The new variety of
rose, the white agusta. and Illy of the valley, wer«
used for decorating.
Mrs. J. Clinch Smith's dinner dance, to be given
at Berber's on the night of August 20. will be a
harvest time affair; the decorations are to have a
harvest time effect.
The Rev. Percy Grant, of the Ascension Church.
New-Tork City, who will preach at All Saints'
Chapel here to-morrow, is *vest of Mr. and MrsL
Perry Belmont. at Bythesea.
Mrs. O'Brien, widow of John OBrien. of New-
York, lies dangerously ill at Inchlquin. her saa
mer home here, and is not expected to surrtvs
more than a few days at the most.
'iue wedding of Miss Estelle De Laussat W!!
louKhby. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh L.
Willoughby, of Philadelphia, and Clayton G. Dixon.
also of Philadelphia, will take place in this city on
September 17. ■■
Henry C. Norman, second secretary of the Brit
ish Embassy, is spending the month of August la
Newport.
TRINCE CHEN SAILS FOR NEW-YORK.
Washington. Aug. 2— Ambassador Porter has In
formed the State Department that Prince Chen, the
Chinese envoy to the coronitlon. with his suite,
sailed from Cherbourg on the St. Paul for Xew-
York to-day. At New -York the Prinre will be met
hv Minister Wu. who wll! escort him to Oyster
Bay wfcen President Roosevelt wi'l sive a dinner
In his honor. A special car. furnished by the State
Department, will brine him tr> Washington, where
he will be entertained by the Chinese Legation.
CHIEF JUSTICE FITZSTMONS TO SAIL.
Chief Justice James M. Fitzsimons. of the City
Court, will sail on the Celtic on Wednesday for a
two months' vacation on the Continent and ra Ire
land. He will return to this country In time to
take his place on th* bench the flrst Monday In
October.
TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS.
On the Etruria from Llverpoal via Queer.stown
were:
Captain A. C. Bell. Dr. Joshua Pta.
John P. Breen. I Justice Robertson.
K. H Cheney (Captain Max T. Schalttber-
C. R. Hewttt. I ger.
W. A. Huntl«-. H W. Stuart.
Cfeptaln J Inman. IC. M. Upton.
Dr. Walton Martin. !
On the Potsdam from Rotterdam via Boulogan
were:
J. U M. Carry. [Dr. r>. E. la Fetr*.
W. G. McDonald. I The Rev. J. Voa der M«y.
On the steamship Minnehaha. wh'ch sailed for
London at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, were:
Kdward A. Arnold. 'E. L. Rothschild.
The Ber. Jamss Wlnslow'Latrsan Fari-lfcrii.
Clarke. Otis Tiffany.
Dr. Cltiltialma Miss Nina Wart.
Mrs. A P. Had*. ! Frank E. Warner.
On the Lucaria. which sailed for Liverpool yes«
tavday. were.
J-.i?» B. X Br?3ks. C. H. H<-.(odn».
JTf.J'-.r • "^wan Alfred L*triaohn.
■\ '<; Taas'ni. I captain John McCllntocX r.
Justice P. H Du^ro. S. A.
General Donvard. C A Pugsley.
san.u"l Fe3«er.den. L*»ut»Tiar;t PostteirefT.
Peter s. Grcsscup. Tfce Rt. Rev. Richard Scis-
Th..-'m!«.« F: Garrity. ) rell.
Cartain Percy Gibson. B. X. CaDtaia T. M. Wai?Je'.i,
R ' I A.
T.. H HeiSBSJ [Sherman I* Whirple.
Jo«e Hernaridei. ■ Archbishop ■Wrtght.
Amonaj the passengers who arrived yesterfiay on
the Philadelphia from Southampton and Cherbourg
were :
Captain Alarrir sth R-*ya! I Joseph. E. Marfcs.
Irisr. Lancers. f Mar-ua R. May»r.
J. A. Bailey ! W. T. Ri2l'TT-,»n.
Daniel Barrymor*. ! Wittelaxr Reid.
Bish. Thomas Biwmtn i ITrs. Reid.
Th» Rev. vr. Herbert Burk. I Ml** R«" 1
R B. Corbtn. I OpVn M. Reid.
Francis L. Crarr.p. ! C. H. 9an?ord.
John A. Curtln. Capta'.n E&trasd Mum* .
E. 3 Draper. S*wtel!».
C \. GarOrMT. r S. N* ,T F-*r< Smith.
R. I* Gerry. A. M. ■"•wart.
J. Wfy^wariJ Haven. ' H. B. Thayer.
Rarcw v.-n Horst. J. B- WarfleH.
Henry Jarrett. K. A Willard.
H. R. Latlmer. I IBM Et&*l Barrymore.
PERSONAL NOTES.
The Rev. J. nr. Shaw Banks, professor r-t the>
ology at Headlngley College. England, who this
year succeeds Lr. W. J. Davison as president of
the English Wesleyaa Conference, Is a man at rtr<»
scholarship and liberal views. He was born In
SheffleM In I9Bi but early removed to B!rm!nsrham.
where he received his education an<l Introduction
to public life. He entered the Wesleyan ministry
In *S.>4. Aft^ afninsr at one of the Connexlonal
colleges he was sent to India. On the death of bia
vrlfe. nine years lat^r. he returned to England. Tn
ISBO he was elected to the theological chair at Head-
Ingley College. He is the author and translator
of various" works on theological subjects.
Senator William A. Harris, of Kansas, has gon«
to Europe as a ccect&l cominlsjioner of the Louisi
ana Purchase Exposition, to secure for the big St-
Louis show the greatest possible exhibit of live
stock. He will make a special effort to friduc#
King Edward to enter some of the splendid herds
owned by him.
Mr. Murakl. post and telegraph director of the
Japanese Empire, recently arrived at San Fran
cisco from Japan. Mr. Murakl says that Japan's
postal service is more than self-supporting, and h«
believes this is due to the fact that the govern
ment runs the telegraph and operates postal and
telegraphic sy.-tems under the same department.
The pU.n nets the government 3.000,000 yen annually.
Mr. Murakl will not remain long in this country.
He is on his «a>' around the world, studying postai
systems, and must be in Japan by May. 1303.
Jay Cooke. of Philadelphia, has gone to his conn
try place. Ogontz Lodge. In Lycomlng County,
Perm., for the «r»m.ner. Next Sunday he wilt cele
brate his eighty-flrst birthday.
President Eliot of Harvard is an enthusiastic
rose growei. He is very fond of the fiower. of
which he has an exact scientific knowledge, and
three bushes at his Cambridge home are his espe
cial personal care.
Professor yon 'Wlnkell, ■who has been elected
rector of th» Munien University, is an honorary
member of many American medical societies In
New- York, San Francisco. Chicago and Milwaukee.
Francisco Silvela. General Weyler. the Marqu's
de la Vega <Je Armljo. the Duke de Tetuan. the
Duke de Veragua. Senor GroizaroL president of
the Spanish Council of State: the poet Nunez da
Arce. together with the president of the Council
of Ministers, the president of the Senate, the presi
dent of the Chamber of Deputies and the president
of the Spanish Academy, are a committee to raise
a fund to erect a monument at Madrid to the late
Emilia Castelar. The subscription in Madrid has
reached 10O.C0O pesetas. Prince Odescalcht ha»
formed a committee to raise money in Italy for the
purpose. The monument Is to be erected on May
25. ISO 4. the fifth anniversary of Caatelar's death.
The Rev. James J. Keane. who has been recom
mended by the College of the Propaganda at Rome
for appointment to the Bishopric of Cheyenne.
Wyo.. Is the pastor of the Church of the Immacu
late Conception, in Minneapolis. Father Kr.ine was
ordained In ISS2 at the Grand Seminary in Montreal, i
and his career as a priest h.is t*?«n srent entirely
In Minnesota. His flrst charge was the parish of
St. Mary's, in St. Paul, and ne was subsequentry
pastor of St. Joseph'- in the same city. For a time
Father Keane was president of St. Thomas's Col
lege, at Hamillne. a post he vacated to take charge
of his present parish.
Professor Joseph R. Long, who has been elected
ptofessor in the Law School of Washington and
L^e University, was Ctorn at CharlottesvUle, Va.
He is a graduate of Richmond College and of the
University of Pennsylvania. Aft»r his graduation
he was employed on the staff of "The American
and English Encyclopaedia of Law." He has be»3
In practice at Denver. Col. ■
.
yOTES OF THE STAGE. ~ T ?\
Miss Ethel Barrymore arrived yesterday mi ••
steamship Philadelphia. She has been in Londaa
and Paris during the last two months. She went to
Marlon. Mass. She will appear in the one •<•
adaptation "Carrots." Further than this her £■»•
are not certain, as Mr. Fitch has not completta
"The Flirt." a comedy In which she was to act.
Miss Sadie Strintrham. who played the P» r **'
Abigail Prue in "The County Fair. * will prodjase
under the management of Thomas W. Broadbun*
"A Bay State Srlnster. " by Alice E. Ives. authors* \
"The Village Postmaster."
The Philadelphia Orchestra, with Scheel a» oaav
ductor, is contracting to give at least one sym
phony concert In Carnegie Hall.
The programme of the Kaltenborn Orchestra) to
night includes selections from Mendelssohn's "R«7
Bias." Verdi's "La Traviata," Strauss, Suppa.
Gounod and Sullivan.

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