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FRIDAY. MAY 22. 1903.
THE yEWS THIS jfOJ» T /yG.
FOREIGN".— A circular issued by the Russian
Minister of the Interior forbids the Jews to
' form associations for defence against threatened
massacres. == Outbreaks of workmen are
™red in St. Petersburg during the celebration
of the bicentenary of the city; seditious litera
ture is being circulated among them. T.ne
revolt in Croatia is spreading to every part of
the kingdom: Agratn is under military ruk.
2L= Raeburn's portrait of Sir John Sinclair
brought $73,000 at an auction in London. _— — ■
Scnteea persons living *n a San Juan boarains
housed several of the staff and patients at
the Maternity Hospital were poisoned bj drink
me milk encourage Italian manufacturers to ex-
To encouraee Kalian manufacturer? to I £
MMC at St. Loo* the Italian government will
make no charge to them for the spam for their
DOMESTlC— President Roosevelt took part m
laying the cornerstone of a monuirent to Lewis
and Clark at Portland, Ore. == The discover
of a bis deficiency in the free delivery service
caused a sensation In Washington, and Super
intendent Machens administration was severe!}
criticised by Postmaster General Payne. — —
The State Department has presented to the ant-
Sh Government a claim for $2,000,000 in benalf
of the heirs of Charles Brown, an American
mining engineer, whose lands were taken by the
Boers before the war in South Africa broke out.
T The Interstate Commerce Commission has
taken steps to compel the anthracite carrying
roads to produce the contracts they have re
fused to exhibit. == The lloth General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church opened its
Sessions at Los Angeles. Cal., and Dr. Henry van
Dyke,' moderator, preached the annual sermon.
CITY — Stocks were strong and active. :
A score of persons were se--er*ly injured by
burning gasolene, thrown by an explosion in
the tank of an automobile at Forty-.- eve
and Thlrd-ave. =— A fire and explosion In oil
tanks in th» New-York Central Railroad's yards
at Melrose caused the loss of one life and de-
Btroyed property of much value. ■■ ■ The Re
liance beat the Columbia in the first trial race.
: The bears won the day on the Cotton
Exchange, Mr. Brown withdrawing after a vain
effort to stop the downward plunge. = Show
ers for to-morrow were predicted by the
"Weather Bureau; the New-York, New-Haven
and Hartford Railroad had many claims for
damaees from farmer?, due to fires caused by
locomotive sparks igniting dry herbage.
Two convicts made a daring attempt to escape
from the penitentiary near Jersey City. .
George Edward Mills. Dr. Flower's lawyer, was
convicted of attempted grand larceny of public
records. == Washington Seligman. who at
tempted suicide, was held tor trial at a court
at his bedside at Roosevelt Hospital; his condi
tion was not dangerous, it was saic
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fair. The temperature yesterday: Highest, i>o
degrees; lowest. CD.
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BOIIE VIOLENCE ALONG THE SUBWAY.
The subway contractors have had little diffi
culty thus far in becuring men wlio are desir
ous of earning good wages lor a fair days work.
More than half the vacancies have been filled
already, and It is prol able that the trenches will
be saiisfactor.ly manned v.itLin a week. On
the whole, the fctiikers have behaved weil, or at
least have caused little disturbance, though
there is some reason to think there might have
been serious trouble if the police had not been
vigilant and active. Indications of an ugly
temper were conspicuous at several points early
yesterday morning, especially at Fourtb-ave.
and Astor I'lace, where a amber of Italians at
tempted to break a large water main by throw
ing heavy ttoues into the excavation, and a
crowd of sympathizers made it hard for the,
police to catch them. If the main had been!
broken, as it surely would have been except for
I?olice interference, the subway would have
been flooded and an important section of the
city left without water. The mob was quickly
dispersed, as was a similar assemblage at about
the same hour near the City Hall, but we be-
Ueve no arrests were made.
From the beginning of the subway strike the
police have given an excellent example of alert
cess and discipline, and are especially entitled
to credit for keeping their composure under
provocation. It may be doubted, however, if
they have done quite enough when they have
driven away a crowd containing and sheltering
men guilty of violent acts. It seems to us that
a considerable number of arrests and quick con
victions would nt Back crimes and produce a
wholesome effect. However, we did not intend
to make a complaint, but were moved rather to
praise the police for their pood conduct under
conditions made doubly trying by the excessive
heat. We hope they will be able to take things
more easily a few days hence, but yesterday's
experience sfco s the present need of incessant
As for the strikers, they are entitled to very
little sympathy, except in consideration of the
fact that ignorance betrayed many of them into
tailing the advice of worthless leaders. They
broke an agreement when they suddenly stopped
work, and subsequently repudiated an arrange
ment for adjusting differences. Theirs was not
Skilled labor, and they were receiving $1 DO or
$ISH4 a day. according as they worked eight
or ten hoars. They had a perfect right to de
mand more, and, on failing to get more after
due notice, to throw up their Job. But they
showed bad judgment as well as bad faith. It
■was certain that the pay they did not choose
ix> earn would be attractive to others, and alto
pettier probable that their places would soon be
filled by men quite as competent as tlieuis-'lves.
Public "necessity required a prompt resumption
of work on tiie subway— a municipal undertak
ins; and the cause of great losses and immense
Inconvenience to the whole community. A long
delay, due to peculiar consideration for the old
employes, would have been justly condemned
by an overw helming majority of the people.
Acts of violence designed to damage the tunnels
or intimidate men at work in them are Intoler
able. The police know their duty, have given
a pood account of themselves hitherto, and we
doubt not are fit to cope with any emergency
that may arise.
TBE STATUS OF PORTO RICO.
The American members of the Executive
Council of Tor to Rico have been somewhat
criticised by persons here who form superiicial
judgments and are not fully acquainted with
aU the circumstances for voting down a recent
resolution asking that the island be erected into
a Territory on the same basis as New-Mexico
and Arizona. These critics seem to think that
Ihe only matter at issue is the sentimental one
of giving the Porto Kicans what they might
regard as "American rights." If that was all
no harm could be done by the resolution, and
its prayer mteht well enough be granted. But
there are many practical difficulties which peo
ple here who discuss these matters a priori and
many of the Porto Ricans who are carried
sway by phrases without stopping to analyze
their meaning have not tauen into account.
The Americans responsible for the administra
tion of the island realize what the Territorial
status would mean, and feel in duty bound,
even at the risk of taking an unpopular course
and seeminc illiberal in their spirit, to oppose
such a movement and do all in their power to
prevent Its gaining headway.
In the lirst place, the Territorial status would
mean linamial loss! if not actual bankruptcy,
to the government of Torto Rico. In the second
place, it wotiid be an economic and commercial
Mow to (be people of the island as individuals.
The insular treasury now awe urea its revenues
largely from customs duties on imports from
foreign countries and from Eight internal reve
nue taxes locally imposed. It Porto Rico was
■ade ■ Territory like New-Mexico all duties on
imports would go to the United States, and the
United States would levy an internal revenue
Tax. which would deprive the local authorities
of that sour.-c of income. The island govern
ment would then be driven to heavy land and
other taxes to maintain itself, and would prob*
ably have to abandon schemes of beneficent
public improvement to avoid impossibly heavy
imposts on a people of little wealth. The island
would not only have to support itself, but make
large contributions to the federal government
Those who ever fear that our colonies are go
faag to be "exploited" for home bene3t should
be tbe last to wish the imposition of this heavy
burden for the benefit of the United States
Treasury on an isiand impoverished by long
years of overtaxation and only a few years ago
devastated by the elements.
Not only would Territorial government thus
lay a double burden of taxation, but it would
fix that tax on a scale which Porto Rican in
dustries could not possibly endure. Our in
ternal revenue taxes are based on prices pre
vailing here. If the same rates, whether for
tbe use of the insular treasury or the United
Srutes. were imposed in an island where wag^s
are •• mere fraction of what are paid here, and
where the habit of the poorest is to use freely
cheap wines and tobacco, what are to the Porto
Riciiiis necessaries of life would go to famine
Of course, sentimentalists never think of
these things. They just want to make the Porto
Rican a '"brother under the constitution." and
would proceed to do it by bankrupting him,
and he. naturally enough, is deluded by them
snd offers resolutions like those recently de
feated. As a matter of fact, he has free self
government, absolutely untaxed access to our
markets, a chance to make his wants known
to Congress, and there Is nothing In Territorial
government that would aid him legally, morally
or economically, while it would involve him in
A CAROLINA MILE DRIVER.
The Indianapolis chambermaid who refused
to take care of the hotel room occupied by that
educated, refined, gentlemanly and eminent citi
zen of Alabama, Booker T. Washington, is re
ceiving tribute from the sort of people whom
we should expect to admire that kind of "self
respect."' In the list of subscribers for her
benefit we should look to find the name of c-ena
tor F. M. Simmoaa, who at the North Carolina
Society dinner oil Wednesday night explained
that the-, whole duty of the nesro was to be
"harnessed to the mule." It has been supposed
for years that part of the duty of the nejrro
when the white man went off lighting to keep
the negro in slavery was to stay on the planta
tion and protect the white women and children,
and we never heard of a single negro w-ho was
false to that trust. It was the duty of thou
sands of negro women to be the tender and
beloved nurses of the white children of the
South. It was the duty of negroes to be the
skilled workmen of the South, to be the preach
ers of industry and morality to the ignorant
mass of their follows. But now their whole
duty is to be harnesseu to the mule. Senator
Simmons in his arrogant barbarism Ik like the
ill fated prince of 'The White Ship," who swore
He'd yoke the peasant to his own plough.
Is that civilization? Is that a reasonable
attitude toward a race to deny it opportunity
and then blame it for its degraded condition?
Nobody asks social equality for the negro. All
his conservative friends urge him to stay on
the plantations, not yoked to a mule like a
dumb beast, as Senator Simmons would have
him, but living there, where conditions most
favor him. a self-respecting life of intelligent
industry profitable to himself and to the whole
community. That is" what Booker Washing
ton is trying to make him. If the negro is
hitched to a mule he will struggle on forever in
poverty and Ignorance, a slave in everything
but name, and that apparently is -what Senator
Simmons wants. Would the Senator also enjoy
being in the furrow behind the yokefellows
with a "blacU.Miai c." whipping the mule and
the negro with strict impartiality? That is the
hope held out to the "good negro" by this
apostle of Southern civilization and missionary
in the cause of letting the South, "which under
stands the. negro," settle his future in his own
way. Credit is due to Senator Depew for
bearding such a slave driver right la the pres
ence of his sympathizers. His tribute to Gen
eral Armstrong and bis noted pupil, Booker
Washington, was noble and Inspiring. The con
trast between the Simmons scheme of making
serfs and the Washington scheme of making
men— useful, industrious, modest se'.f-respect
ii; c men— wa* one which shamed even the
North Carolinians. They had applauded the
mule driver who wanted more beasts, but in
turn they cheered Senator Depew and his pre
scription for the solution of the race problem
for the benefit of both whites and blacks.
The Simmons' prescription seems to spring
from a desire to keep the nezro as degraded as
possible and bold him by terror from becom
ing a dangerous criminal. The Washington prac
tice is to raise him up morally and industrially
so that he may have no temptation to crime,
but may, however bumble, be a worthy and re
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. '«UDAY. >rfAY 22. 1003.
ppected citizen. All the rowdy elements in the
South are aroused against Washington because
they do not want to ccc the negro prosperous
ana respected. They complain that the blacks
are worthless, but they want to keep them so.
and they want to discourage all efforts to im
prove them. That is the secret of the Texas
meeting to honor the Indianapolis chambermaid
whose 'self-respect" forbade her to make the
bed of the gentleman whom Queen Victoria
found pleasure and profit in meeting. Booker
Washington asks no social recognition. He Is
doing his work in simplicity, earnestness and
patriotic spirit, and those who rejoice to insult
'.tini merely confess their own inferiority. The
eulogists of the chambermaid whose "self-re
spect" is so keen that she cannot make Booker
Washington's bed. but is ready to abandon her
own child, probably uever thought themselves
degraded by drinking from black breasts or be
ing nursed to sleep in a black mammy's arms.
Some of them would not find it so impossible
to come in contact with negroes even in their
mature years, provided only the contact was
one which left the negro more degraded than
before. It is only a relationship which tends
to the elevation of the negro that this class of
the "superior race" find disgusting, perhaps be
cause they realize that even the lowest negro
could hardly rise without being higher than
pintsch gas explosions.
Two accidents have resulted from the explo
sion of the variety of gas used in car illumina
tion within the last few days. One was re
ported from New-Haven last week. Owing to
leakage, doubtless due to some employe's care
lessness, a dangerous mixture of gas and air
was formed inside a Pullman coach at an hour
when its occupants were in their berths. No
one was hurt, but precipitate flight, without the
formality of a full toilet, and a hunt for other
sleeping accommodations at a highly incon
venient hour were the chief consequences. The
mishap in this city yesterday was more serious.
A tire broke out in one of the many small fac
tories which the I'intsch company has in vari
ous parts of the country for the convenience of
its patrons. Since petroleum is one of the ma
terials used in the process covered by the
Pintsch patents, a quantity of that substance
was involved in the conflagration; and one of
the storage tanks for the gas itself blew up,
adding appreciably to the damage.
In view of the extensive use of gas on rail
way cars in America and Europe, accidents of
this kind are singularly infrequent. While these
two are not without precedent, they are notable
exceptions to an almost uninterrupted history
of admirable management and immunity. Event
ually gas will give way to electric light on
trunk lines, as Jt has already on certain street
railways where it was once In service. Gas Is
so much safer than the old petroleum lamp,
though, that the public is likely to judge its
THE MAN BEHIND THE BRIBER.
The corruption in the Missouri Legislature, of
which progressive revelations are being made,
deserves attention as something more than an
example of local ruitgovernment. It takes two
to make a bargain. A bribe giver is as much
of a criminal as a bribe taker. Degraded as
the Missouri politicians have shown themselves
to be. they are not one whit worse than the
respectable business men of New-York,
Boston, Chicago, or wherever it may be, who
maurigo the corporations which tried to buy
legislation. It is confessed by the bribe takers
that they accepted the money of a great school
book concern, and also of a baking powder cor
poration, as well as the money of railroads
seeking franchises in the State.
Now. some of these corporations do business
in other States. If bribes are offered in Jeffer
son City to make a market for certain school
books or baking powders, is there any reason
to suppose that the owners of those wares are
more honest at Albany or Trenton or Harrls
burg. when they go there to work up a trade?
If this business of purchasing law is ever to be
stopped, punishment must not be confined to
the legislator and the lobby agent, but must ex
tend to the principals at the centre of a law
buying corporation's activity. If the presidents
and directors of these corrupting companies
cannot be reached legally, they should be mor
ally and socially. It should lastingly disgrace
a man at the head of a corporation for it to be
shown that bribes had been offered in its in
terest. The easy toleration as respectable mem
bers of society of individuals who stand in the
shadow and prompt agents to bribery Is one of
the disquieting signs of a low condition of
public morals. We cry out against political
corruption, but many of the dignified business
men who lament the lack of honesty and bnsi
nesa methods in politics are themselves indi
rectly tempters to corrupt practices.
Of course tjiey will say that they offer no
bribes. They never heard of the venal Senator.
Tl'ey (V.l not know that the man employed to
advance their interests was paying money for
votes. But that is subterfuge. There is not a
mnnatrer of a corporation fit for his place en
the score of business ability who does not know
the character of its agents and understand
where and how its money is being spent. If
he does not become acquainted with the de
tails !t Is because he wishes to be ignorant.
If he hands over money to a lobbyist for "ser
vices and expenses" and asks no accounting
it Is because he does not want the retard of
what he knows in bis heart is tal.iug place.
He is morally as much of a briber as if he set
down in his ledger the specific amounts that
went to corrupt officials. The St. Louis revela
tions should turn attention to the operations in
other States of the corporations which have
been pursuing a criminal course in Missouri,
and should subject to close scrutiny the men
who direct such companies and, though them
selves far away from the scenes of bribery,
profit by the crimes of their agents.
MR. WHITVBT AND THE MOSQUITO.
That is a fine bit of home missionary work in
which Mr. William C. Whitney is just now en
gaged. Baring demonstrated to his own satis
faction that salvation from mosquitoes is feas
ible, he is about to preach the gospel of freedom
to others. Until within a year or two the mu
uicipal, railroad find Jockey Club officials who
are to be h:.s guests to-d;iy had enjoyed the same
opportunities of gaining knowledge as he. His
recent experience on the south shore of Long
Island, however, gives him a distinct advantage
o\er them. Be can speak convincingly. Mr.
Whitney makes no pretence ol originality as far
as his methods ure concerned. Tl ey are practi
cally the same as those adopted on the north
shore, on Btaten Island and elsewhere. What
makes his latest undertaking almost unique is
the effort to enlist other men of influence in the
good cause. The effect will be far reaching.
Thousands of property owners are likely to de
rive benefit from Mr. Whitney's luncheon party
Inside of the next two or three years.
The world is ra» idly learning that many things
which were ouce deemed impossible are easy if
they are attempted in the right way. One of
them is the redemption of a community from
mosquitoes; and the right way to accomplish
that object is to prevent breeding. By far the
most effective strategy Is to abolish the accumu
lations of w.-iter in which the eggs of those lv
sects .ire laid. If swamps are too extensive to
be dried up by dikes and tilling, as la districts
affected by the tides, canals should be dug to
allow a freer flow of water. Only where the
fluid is stagnant and motionless does it facili
tate hatching. As a last resort, petroleum may
be applied to the water to kill such female mos
quitoes as alu'bt on Its surface M exorcise their
maternal fu: ction. The great majority of places
within a hundred miles of the metropolis wbore
the pest fu question exists could secure Im
munity iv one of these three ways or by a
judicious combination of them. In some places
it would be necessary to conduct operations on
a larger scale than in others. Money would
occasiona'ly be an important factor in the -work.
First of all. though, faith is requisite. The
beauty of Mr. Whitney's confidence is that it is
Benjamin F. Jones, whose death in Plttsburg
we have hitherto chronicled, had been for some
years retired from politics, but when In the
prime of life he exercised great Influence and
gave great abilities unsparingly to the service
of the Republican party. His faithful and pub
lic spirited work as chairman of the National
Committee in 18S4 has al-vays been gratefully
remembered by all who were associated In the
campaign. That campaign, though unsuccessful,
was conducted with industry and intelligence.
Mr. Jones was a convinced believer in and an
able advocate of the protective policy which has
put our manufactures in their present fortunate
position. One of the early leaders in our iron
and steel development, he lived to see our mills
competing successfully in all markets of the
world with those of England, which for years
he was told ought to be permitted to come in
and kill off our exotic industry, which would
never supply our wants
Tammany tricks in the finance committee of
the Board of Aldermen and In schemes with re
gard to dock affairs may possibly fall in the
long run to obtain what their projectors have
been yearning for.
Whenever heat waves sweep over Manhattan
there is ample reason for satisfaction In consid
ering the number and distribution of its well
equipped hospitals. The sufferers from sun
stroke are skilfully cared for in every part of
the city. New- York hospitals cannot be sur
"The London Outlook" says that the end pro
posed by Russia is as plain as a pikestaff— the
acquisition of China and perhaps of Asia. Rus
sia moves slowly, and is aware of her weak
ness and defects. She fears to provoke a con
flict with England, and fears far more the en
ergy of English traders and the wonderful gift
of that people for ruling. She will go as fast
as she can or as slow as she must within these
conditions. But there need be no doubt of her
purpose and progress.
More delay in the Scannell trial; and he Is
so eager to have It over and be vindicated. Poor
The collision of a Chicago trolley and a Chi
cago beer wagon needed only an automobile
in the mixup to make it a first class event of
its kind, up to the truly metropolitan standard
which Chicago always aims at and perseveringly
just misses. _
The dry spell has brought a new crop of
weather prophets into the field, thriving on
aridity, like the desert cactus, and following the
beaten track of their predecessors by always
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
"Honest John" is a common enough tribute to a
popular man from his admirers in this country, but
it has usually been a recognition of honesty where
none would expect to find it. Most of the "Honest
Johns" are gamblers. Or.c is a favorite referee of
prizefights. Not a few Tammany heelers have
come more or less honestly by that affectionate
nickname. So it seems fomewhat incongruous to
hear of an historian, philosopher and statesman
like Mr. Morley called "Honest John." Yet the
difficulty never presents itself to thousands of his
admirers among the British electorate who gave
him that title. It affords the "heckler" his oppor
tunity, though. Mr. Morley had recently written
his book on "Compromise" when he stood for
Montrose Burghs. Ills opponents among that
Scotch electorate studied the book, of course. At
his first meeting Mr. Morley had to stand a good
deal of heckling. The final criticism addressed to
him became more or less personal. "Am I to un
derstand." said the heckler, "that the candidate is
the author of a book on 'Compromise'?" Mr. Mor
ley acknowledged that the work was his. "Then,"
continued the heckler. "I want to know. If you
have written this work on 'Compromise,' how you
reconcile that book with going up and down the
country calling yourself 'Honest John'?"
There's mischief in his merry eye:
(Beneath the veined lid
What laughing wiles numbered lie
To witless mortals hid!)
There's pranksomeness within his air;
There's roguery in his pose:
Aye man and maid had best beware
When Cupid golfing goes!
He takes a ball— is it a heart?
1" faith, methlnks it is!
Behold him swing with faultless art,—
And what a blow Is his!
Before his prowess ail must tow.
This "bogey." — our woes:
No Deed of bow and arrows now
That Cupid golfing aoes.
— (Clinton Scollard, in Life.
There is a billiard table in London at the present
moment that can boast or a lifetime of two cen
turies and a long acquaintance with men who have
ma history. It belonged originally to Louis XIV.
passed into the possession of Napoleon I. and now.
in its old age, has come into the hands of Messrs.
Orme & Sons, and is on exhibition in Soho Square.
This celebrated table Is smaller than an English
table. The body of the table is a block of oak,
weighing ten thousand pounds, covered with a
cloth cf electric blue. The frame of the table is of
rosewood, and the six pockets— the most
striking feature of the table— are reproductions in
bronze of queer, hideous old gargoyles. When the
ball falls Into the pocket the lower Jaw of the gar
goyle drops. ,and the ball is found In its mouth. It
is a clever piece of ancient mechanism.
A Western ' paper refuses to publish eulogies
irratis but adds: "We will publish the simple an
nouncement of the death of any of our friends
with pleasure."— (Kam's Horn.
The Londoner will be greatly annoyed by inno
vations when the American electrical cars are run
ning in the Metropolitan underground and "tupenny
tube" railways. The fare will be five cents for any
distance; there will be no first, second or third
class; the high speed will be over sixty miles an
hour, and the twenty-second limit to stops will give
him a New- York education in movement.
We prefer to live In a small town where all the
people sympathize with you in trouble, and if you
haven't any trouble will hunt up some for you.—
(Formosa (Kan.) New Era.
The sculpture representing Kansas In a group at
the- St. Louis Exposition is a half nude woman
with one arm thrown over the neck of a bull. "The
woman," comments that high art critic. "The
Atchison Globe," "has no clothes on except ii
drapery across her knees and a handkerchief wound
around her forehead. The former might be a bath
robe, but the latter lcoks as though she had just
finished dusting and sat down to rest. But she has
a sickle In one hand, and Kansas women don't use
them to du?t with. And there Is the bull. A bull
-n't belong to a parlor scene. We never yet saw
a half naked woman Bitting with one arm over a
bull crouched beside her, and we have lived in the
State twenty-five years. Bulls are not that tame.
If It had been a cow, on her feet, with a milking
bucket under her. it would have been more like.
The woman's feet are bare, except for a pair of
sandals. Our women don't hang around fierce bulls
i.i such attire, but. on the contrary, run from them.
■If the artist Insists upon a bull, then he should
have a full dressed woman holding up her skirts
and running for dear life for a fence. V.
"We don't understand Art; we are glad, when wo
see what is to represent 'Kansas,' that we don't."
Remarkable Woman.— My wife is a. famous
cook." Mulling announced, proudly.
"So?" responded Barlow, Indifferently.
"Yea, sir. She concocts sauces that make even
k-.ui. t.Midu nalatable."— CUfe.
About Teopte and Social InctdenU.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
the lawn near the south portico. The «- «...
was placed under the big tree faclne the Blue
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
Washington. May 21 (Sp^jJJ^S
of the Peruvian Legation and Mrs. «"; . nton
start for Peru shortly, will return to Washington
In November. .t . vr«»nch
M. do Margerle. the first secretary of th Frenrt
Embassy, accompanied his wife and little sonw
Ncw-Ycrk yesterday and remained until hi famHy
Mltod for France to-day. He will stay at Wsjjost
in Washington until the armal of C, oun ba<sy
de Chumbrun. who was appointed a. n ■» «-»
some month* ago. and then w il join
In France for his summer vacation.
NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON.
Washington. May 21 (Speclal).-About the last of
the outdoor entertainments for charitable P^P? S "
brought a. large gathering of fashionable philan
thropists this afternoon to the large garden. » at
tached to the homo of the Misses Riggs. J» a *"
tion to the hostesses those who took an active part
in the affair were Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. JVWte.
wives of Associate Justices of the United States
Supreme Court, both of whom are greatly inter
ested in the charity benefited, the House of the
Good Shepherd. Music was furnished by the
JS&M& Franklin Thearle Banner have? Nt
at the bride's home. In Columbia I*oad.
Town was comparatively deserted yesterday,
at any rate. In a social sense, for there was a
regular exodus from the city to witness the trial
■pill on the Sound between the Cup defenders Re
liance and Columbia, of which an account wl.l be
found elsewhere. Numerous yachting parties had
been organized for the affair, nearly the entire
fleet of the New-York, the Atlantic the Sea
wanhaka Corinthian and Larchmont yacht clubs
following the races with gay crowds on board.
The clubs at Oyster Bay. Larchmont and West
Chester, where polo games were in progress, kept
open house throughout la* day. and were the
scene of many dinners in the evening.
Announcement is made of the engagement of
Miss Betty Metcalfe. daughter of Mrs. George
Bird to Robert Dunbar Pruyn. of Albany, a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Pruyn and a graduate
of Harvard, class of '02.
Cable dispatches brought yesterday from London
the announcement of the engagement of Mrs.
Lawrence Turnure to Lord Monson. who spent the
summer in this country a couple of years ago.
making many friends. Mrs. Turnure la the widow
of Lawrence Turnure. jr.. who died about two
years ago in Egypt, and a daughter of General
Roy Stone. Lord Monson. who is a nephew of the
British Ambassador at Paris, has been the latter^
private secretary sad an attache of his embassy,
besides being for a long lime a.' member of the
household of the late Duke of Coburg and Edin
N>,r is this the only international engagement to
place on record, for that of Miss Gertrude Oodman
Parker, daughter of the late Francis \. Parker.
of Boston, to Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter. K. C.
M. G.. Goverr-or of the Bahamas, h«s just been
announced. Sir Gilbert has Americ.m blood in his
veins, his grandmother having been a HfcM Anne
Gilbert, of Virginia.
The engagement is announced of Mi.-s Josephine
Johnson to Henry A. C. Taylor, whose only
daughter was married on Wednesday to Count
Giuseppe deila Gherardesea. of the Italian Em
bassy at Washington- Henry A. C. Taylor is the
son of the iate Meaa* Taylor. His first wife, who
was a Miss Fearin? died about four years ago.
His son. Moses Taylor, married Edith, daughter
of the late Heber R. Bishop.
Mr and Mrs. Eliphalet K. Potter, who were mar
ried lnst Wednesday, will spend the summer at
Cedarhurst. Long Island, where they have taken
a cottage for the Beason.
Mrs Joseph H. Choate and her daughter have
left town for Stockbridge. where they will remain
until the wedding of Miss Cora Oliver and Joseph
H. Choate, Jr.. next month.
W Storrs Wells is living at the Metropolitan
Club since the departure of Mrs. W. Storrs Wells
and her daughter for Europe.
The Italian Ambassador and Signer* Mayor dcs
Planches leave town to-day for Washington.
Mr and Mrs. J. Langdon Schroeder have left
town for the season and are established at their
country place- at Babylon, where they will spend
Mr. and Mrs. Jullen Townsend Davies have like
wise opened their country place at Babylon.
Mrs. Vanderbilt ani Miss Gladys Vanderbllt,
who have been staying at Biltmore. return to town
to-day, and leave here next we«>k for the Break
ers, their Newport v!!la. where they will spend the
Mr. and Mrs. R. Livingston Beeekman have taken
a cottage at Newport.
Mrs. Spottswood D. Schenck leaves town for the
season on Saturday with her da.-!ghter. Miss
Natalie Scn-.nek, and will open her cottage at
Newport for the summer.
Mr. and Mr?. Bradish Johnson have opened their
country house at Isllp.
Mr. ar.d Mrs. Paul D. Cravath have left their
town bouse. No. 107 East Thirty-r.inth-st., for their
country place. Locust Valley. Long Island.
NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
Newport. R. 1.. May 21 (Special).— Louis S. Bru
guiere. who was injured by being thrown from his
horse last neck, is gradually improving, and his
complete recovery ts now only a question of time.
Last Saturday his condition was so serious that
his relatives in San Francisco were notified and
this afternoon his brother. E. A- Brugjiere. jr.. ar
rived in response to the call.
Mrs. Barger Wallach has arrived from New-York
and has joined her father. Samuel F. Barser. at
the Edna villa in Bellevue-ave.
Hugh D. Auchincloss and Miss Auchlncloss ar
rived from New- York this afternoon.
Mrs. John Nicholas Brown has arrived at Lyn
denhurst. in Bellevue-ave., for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Warren, of New-York,
will arrive at their cottage for the summer next
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sheldon have arrived at
their cottage in Narragansett-ave.. for the season. .
Mr. and Mrs. J. De Forest £>anielson have re
turned from Europe and are expected soon at their
cottage here for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Crocker, of New- York.
will visit Newport next week for the purpose of
selecting a cottage for the summei.
Mr. ana Mrs. Robert Hall have returned to New-
York for a few days, <..ud upon the expiration of
their visit will come to their summer home here in
Washington-st. for the season.
Seven new cases of diphtheria have broken out
at the training station and on the training ship
Constellation. In consequence of the illness preva
lent at the station at present the apprentices will
not be permitted to take part in the exercises In
this city on Memorial Day. No drafts of boys will
be sent to the training snips for at least one monti..
Up to the present time no fatalities have resulted
from the epidemic at the station.
Payne Whitney has purchased H. B. Duryea's 30
fooier Vacjuero ill. and has given orders to have
her fitted out at once. Tne ,V'a*iuero has led the
thirties home in many a race with Mr. L>ur>ea at
Jr.siln Morse and family, of Boston, have arrived
at the N«Vltn cottage, la Jamestown, for the s><.-u
ton. • :
Mr. and Mrs. A. 3. Murray, of Baltimore, arrived
to-day for the season, and are at the Tetft cottage
Arrivals from New-York this evening were Dr.
Austin Flint, jr.. Mrs. William H. Sands. Miss
Anita Sands and Mrs. Harold Brown.
IN THE BERKSHIRES.
Lenox. Mass.. May 21 (Special).— Berkshlres' new
sal resort hotel, Oreenock Inn, will be opened at
Las to-morrow evening. At a banquet to be given
by the Business Men's Association Lieutenant
Governor Curtis Guild. Jr., and (ha KJcfct Rrr.
Alexander Vlnton. Bishop of Western Uassa
chusetts. will make addresses. The hotel la uador
the management of 13. H. Lap*, of New- York.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ellsworth, of New-York, w»u>
have taken a lease of the Dr. Kinnicutt cottaga.
North Point, arrived in Lenox to-day.
Mrs. JohrrSloane and Miss Evelyn Sloan*. ©•
New-York, have arrived at Wyndhurst. their beta
tiful country estate. ,
Mr. and Mrs. David Lydlg. of N«w-Tork. aav*
opened Thistledown, their country place. Other cct
tagers to arrive are Mr. and Mrs. George Tunrar*.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patterson and Samuel G.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Latent and Miss Lalght.
of New-York, who havo been guest* of Mrs. Win
lam F. Cary. have gone to Pleasant Valley. X. V,
for the summer.
John Sbepard, of Providence. R. 1., and a party of
friends arrived In Stockbrtdge this afternoon.
Mrs. Richard T. Auchmuty. of New-Yo*. opened
her cottage, the Dormers, on the PttUfleid Road.
Marshall Kernoehan, of New- York. Is a guest of
Mr. and M.-3. William Pollock, at Hoimesdale.
Mr and Mrs. H. S. Elliott and their son. Stewart
Elliott, of New-York, have arrived at Hurt:*
Hotel Mr. Elliott has his large tourinc car t^
Lenox, and Is to make explorations of the Berk
shires from Lenox.
Mr and Mrs. Oscar Dikerr.an. Miss Dikemaa asd
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Perldn3. of New-York. *r*
at the Greertock Inn.
Richard Watson Gilder has arrived at his coca
try place. Four Brook Farm.
CONSUL ARRIVES FROM HONDURAS.
San Francisco. May a.— Alfred E. Mc». United
States Consul at Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras,
has arrived on the steamer Newport, on leave of
absence, and will visit his home la New-Jersey.
He played an important part recently In :r.^ capitu
lation of Tegucigalpa, when the forces of the re
tiring President of the country gave *»■• to th>»
victorious army of Bonilla. the new ■"»9tdcnt.
The interests of Americans and other foreigners,
he says, were not molested, during the revolution.
PROFESSOR WORCESTER ON SICK LEAVE.
Washington. May 21. -Secretary Root MBBfrai a
cable dispatch to-day from Governor
that Professor Dean C Worc»s'»r a BSSSSBN -
Philippine Com-vission. had received
ser.ee for =ix months, and would coree I
try for his health. Professor Worcester w
ahly have to tmd« -'Cal operation when ha
reaches the Vnv-
GENS. HUMPHREY AND ROGERS ARRIVE.
San Francisco. May 2!.— Quartermaster General
C. F. Humphrey and Brigadier General Rogers
have arrived on the transport Sherman from Ma
nila. General Rogers is coming home to be retired.
He was formerly colonel -' the 30th Infantry.
General Humphrey, who was recently appointed to
succeed General Lndington. is en his way Is Wash
ington to assume office.
FAREWELL DINNER FOR F. R- LAMB.
About twenty-five friends of F. R. Lamb, who hi
to sail for Europe nest "Wednesday on the steamer
Statendam, members of the Municipal Art Associ
ation, the Sculptors* Society and the Citizens Union
of his district, gave him a farewell dinner last
night at the Colonial Club. They also gave Mat
a pair of binoculars, the presentation speech beir:g
made by J. J. Murphy. Sot» of the others wh->
spoke were John D* Witt Warner. Francis C. Hun
tington. Walter S. Logan. Thomas A. Fulton, Fred
erick W. Iluekstuhl and A. H. stebbena.
BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR C. G. GATES.
Char!e3 G. Gates, son of John W. Gates, wjj
twenty-seven years old yesterday. He received not
a few congratulatory messages In the course of th*
day. and the employes of the firm of Harris. Gates
& Co., of which he is a member, pave him as a
birthday present a solid silver service of nin^
MR. CLEVELAND RETURNING HOME.
Toledo. May Grover Cleveland and Admiral
Laraberton left Middle Bass last night after ■
week of good fishir.g. In answer to questions by an
A?sociated Press correspondent. Mr. Cleveland sail
he did not care to discuss political matters further
than he had already. He returns to Princeton at
Mr. Dicey at the Garnet:.
In the oppressive heat that prevailed last night
the efforts made by Mr. Dixey and bis comrades,
at the Garrtck Theatre, were Indeed Intrepid.
Those players came forth in a farce called "Facing
the Music." and. out of a confusion of Identities
ar.d a tangle of names, they elicited comicality an<i
promoted mirth. No result could be more welcome,
at such a time as this. The public mood is now
attuned to sport, and serious things are not de
sired. Mr. Dixey. long popular here, possesses \
happy faculty for the maintenarce of perfect
gravUy while saying- ludicrous words and deporting
himself in a ludicrous manner, and. in this new
farce on an old theme, he exercised that faculty
with freedom, grace, and mirthful effect His ex
pedients of playful humor.— grave face. th«
nimble movement, the droll Inflection, the Quick
collapse.— are not namerrts. and his natural so
licitude as to comic result sometimes Impels fc!m
to extravagance; but he Is trtrir>sically funny, and
that is a comfort to MM auditors.
tn this farce the affafrs of two couples named
Smith— the first Mr. Smith being a sap-headed cler
gyman, and the other Mr. Smith being just th-»
opposite — are intermingled. In a manner that at
first is ludicrous, but at length becomes monoton
ous. The wife of the parson starts the tanirle by
ensconcing herself, by mistake. In the d-welling o*
"the sport." and thereafter the wife of "the sport"
Is mistaken for a famous swindler, and all sorts c*
cross-purposes ensue.— these being Illustrated with
occasional bits of equivoke and emphasized by Inci
dents that are variously ludicrous or preposterous.
Many words would be needed to relate the particu
lars of the story, and If they were related v . »
narrative would be only a chronicle of sma!! beer.
The farce is of an old-fashioned character, ar.d
possibly, of an ancient origin. The author is James
Abundant animal spirits are. of course. es?ent!3l
to the practical presentment of ■ play of this or
der. The Interlocutors must carry It at the top of
their speed, whether of 3peech or action. Mr. Dlxey
and Mr. John Mason, as Mr. Smith of the race
course and Mi fri?r.d Dick Desmond, hive char
acters that are v.-ell matched In the attributes o?
social ease, bland effrontery, and humorous assur
ance, and they supplied the various Irrational situ
ations of the plec-5 with all needful vlt:i!lty. It I<«
all foolery, and. indeed. It pretends to be that and
nothing else. There would I*- more fun If there*
were leas Incident, and if the effort to augment too
tang'e did not m ike Itself urtduiy conspicuous tn a
multiplicity of follies. Miss Gertrude Gheen gave a.
clever travesty of the overdre=*sed and ov»r-accent
ed woman of the theatre. The fletqctlf was a
lumpish caricature, and not in the least funny.
As a prelude to the farce, a brief sketch, called
"Over a Welsh Rarebit."' was acted by Mr. Dlxey
and Mr Thomas Rlcketts. This piece, the work of
Mr. Clay M. Greene, should be rememhered an.:
preserved, for It is well devised, well written, and
well freighted with meaning. Two old men. cronies
of ma: • years, vnee t on an annual occasion. — one of
them being bluff and cheerful, the other nee-. and
despondent.— and they prattle about rifles, quarrel
about their children, come to blows and are recon
ciled. The Intimation of thought la in favor of a
free, generous, sympathetic human life. Both
actors evince.! the Instinct of character, and they
afforded a sharp dramatic contrast. W. W.
"ROMEO AND JULIET* FOR NEWPORT.
Newport. R. 1.. May 21 (Special).— Llebler * Co..
of New-York, are negotiating with the manage
ment of the Casino here for aa open air production
of 'Romeo and Juliet' during the approaching
season. Theatricals at the Casino have not been
paying vent ires heretofore, but nothing has ever
been produced at the Casino on *o elaborate »
scale as the Liebler & Co. "Romeo and Juliet"
WILLIAM BROOKFIELDS WILL FILED.
The will of William Brookfletd. the former Ra
puoilcan leader, who dl May 13. at bis home. No.
516 Mad!M>n-ave.. was filed in the Surrogate* olßc.
for probate yesterday.
Th.- petition gives the value of the estate 90
$10.0 CO real and lIOO.OCO personal, and the e*Ur«*
estate Is left to the testator's wife. Kate -M. Brook
field. The widow and two sons. Henry M. aw*
Frank Brookfleld. are nailed, as eaecutora. __ — _,