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SUNDAY. MAY 24. ML
THE SEWS THIS MORMKG,
FOKEIGN— A great demonstration of labor
and Nonconformist partisans against the Edu
cation bill was held at Hyde Park. ===== Great
Interest is shown at Paris over the automobile
race from that city to Madrid. ===== The ar
eenal at Santiago, San Domingo, was blown up;
General Frlas was kilied and twenty-one men
■n-ere mortaily wounded. ===== General Botha
announced that amnesty had been granted to all
Cape rebels == Russians, accordinfc to report,
Intend tc establish direct railroad connection
•with the Corean border. ■■■■ Further fighting
between Insurgent bands of Bulgarians and Im
j>erlaJ troops occurred near Monastir.
DOMESTlC.— President Roosevelt took a trip
on Puget Sound inspected the Bremerton navai
station and visited Seattle. • . ■■ Auditor Castle
of the Postofiice Department, and Controller
Trace cf tee Traasury, sent letters to Post
master General Payne denying the charges of
Irregularities made by ex-Cashier Tulloch.==
Mineral lands in Indian Territory valued at
$25.<XX».000 are to be sold by a commission whlcn
President Roosevelt will soon appoint. — ~
Frosts were reported up State: drouth condi
tions In farming districts have increased; tor
nadoes caused destruction in many Western
States. — A hotel syndicate has planned to
scale a 3.50* foot Catskill mountain by means
of a nine mile tr->!lev and cable road. == The
operator ot the elf-vator in Pittsburg. the drop
ping of which on Friday night caused the death
of four persons, was arrested by the coroner
«r.d cr-arged with murder. ■■ Moody Merrill s
friends in Boston fought his extradition from
this city to s-.and trial there. == The Presby
terian General Assembly continued its sessions
at Ixis AriE«»ies.
ClTY.— Stocks were weak, with sharp net
losses. - Richard A. Cs.nf.eld returned from
London and appeared before Judge McMahon to
answer to ar Indictment if th.-re was one against
him: none was presented; District Attorney Je
rome refused to say whether or not there was
one against Car.fleld. ===== The body of an Ar
menian, who had been brutally murdered, was
found In a tenement house in the East Side.
===== The promised shutdown of lumber yards
In Brooklyn and Queens went Into effect, - t hi i
It was learned that "Joe" Killoran would start
for Springfield. 111.. In a few days, to stand trial
for robbing a p<moffice there. — — Mcyor Low
visited Blackwell's Island and inspected im
provements there. = It was learned that
ftrained relations between Mayor Low and the
Merchants* Association were <aused by th«
forced withdrnwal of W. E. Curtis, appointed
Aqueduct Commissioner by the Mayor, from
the associat-on's directorate. = The daueh
ter of a wealthy Brooklyn man was nearly killed
when her horre fell and burled her Rnd itself
in mud. ===== The start of the Paris-Madrid au
tomobile i-ace, in which W. K. Vanderbllt. Jr..
Foxhall P. Kefr»e and other Americans were
entered, was seen by m?>ny New-York society
men and women. — - — The Reliance beat the
Constitution and the Columbia, but there was
no race owing to light air. ■ Winners at
Morris P?rk: 1. EUa Fnyriei ; 2. Mimon: 3. Mag
istrate: 4. Plohn; T». Gird'e: 6, Grand Opera.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fair. The temperature yesterday: Highest. 7G
degrees: lowest. tt.
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THE STREyGTH OF TAJJUAXY.
As the municipal election approaches specu
lation on the chance of beating Tammany
again begins to be frequently heard. Every
body recognizes that the contest will be hard,
and It is much the fashion to lament the fate
of this imperial city placed at the mercy of
great masses of ignorant people, incstly of
foreign birtn. who fall the victims of dis
honest politicians. But is that the strength of
Tammany: Have we for years bad corrupt
government here merely l»?cause the so-called
ignorant, vicious and criminal classes were
able to outvote persons of respectable position
in the community? W»> think njt. Undoubt
edly those classes contribute largely to the
-Tammany vote, but if Tammany bad to place
its dependence on them it would be as lielp
less as the Matia or the Clan-na-Gael so far as
ruling this city goes. The true strength of
Tammany is in the brownstone houses and
comfortable apartments, not in the tenement
Tammany has allies of power among the
highly respectable gentlemen managing corpo
rationb la need of favors, who would not think
ol opealj esp->usin;: the cause of Croker and
Jlurpiiy. It has allies among the merchants
■who want to use public property for storage
of goods, and think It outrageous that the ordi
nances sbould be enforced against them. It
has allies among the g od people who had not
been called upon to pay their fair share of
the taies and are incensed at a reform which
pinches their pet corn. It has allies among
most reputable and philanthropic persons who
would not. If they knew It, keep an unscoStary
tenement bouse, but who find the necessary
rules fo. regulating other pie's tenement
houses properly somewhat Inconvenient.
The great strength of Tammany Is not igno
rance or crime, but respectable selfishness. Two
third* of the men who make Tammany a power
in be reckoned with by their support r,f it or
their eoldntse toward movements against It
.ire men who do not consciously want bad gov-
inent. They do not approve of Deveryism
and its riot of blackmail and its shame of "ca
dets,** or of Crokerism. which uses politics "for
ts own pocket all the time." or Murpbyisia.
which applies the methods of **irraft" to the
leasing of docks. They wou'd prefer honest
government provided It did not Interfere with
tLHr Belfl*n convenience. Many of them
brought to the issue will prefer it anyway, but
through all the months before election they
nnrse their petty grievance*, find fault with
the honest administration which has Incon
wnlenced them, and give strength to the ras
cals, srmpathy with whom they would lndig
Another ally of Tammany almost as pow-
erful as nspict'iblc seliisi.ness is cyni
cism. How common it is to see men of in
telligence, business n.>.-u. wuo take no part
In politics, flippantly dismiss the subject
of good government with the easy remark
that one set of officials is as good as an
other: A smart young man says they are all
in office for selfish purposes of one sort or an
other. He doesn't like people who are better
than their neighbors. H nest politics is all a
pretence. These men who never get out of
themselves, who really know nothing of what
is being done, thus presume that nothing is
being done, and that attempts at reform are a
fraud and a. farce. Tbe wcrst of It is. men of
tlrs sort cannot be taught anything. They will
not learn. Show them thousands of poor peo
ple freed from blackmail or put in sauitary
feurroundlDgs: shL,w them miles of streets well
paved for less money than Tammany spent
to leave them impassable; show them a hun
dred other evidences of civilized progress and
intelligent administration which make life for
tbe great body of the people safer and more
comfortable, aud they are still cynics.
In preparing f r the coming campaign these
are the elements of Tammany's strength we
need particularly to keep in mind. Tbe poor
people of the East Side are being rapidly con
verted. Thpy see and appreciate the benefits
of good government. They know aud care
whether they are blackmailed cr not. It mat
ters to them that their daughters have a fair
chance to gr m up to be virtuous women, and
not have their steps dogged into their very
homes by systematized propagation of vice.
Tammany Is* strong in the tenements, but its
hold is weakening. Can as much be said about
its hold on the self-satisfied people who do not
come in contact with the real problems of city
government, who judge by appearances, who
because they don't like the cut of the Mayor's
clothes cr the politics of some of his promi
nent supporters conclude that fusion is a dis
The hundredth anniversary of Emerson's
birth is celebrated to-morrow. To recall that
be died only twenty-one years ago is to be
struck at once by his nearness to us in point
of time, ani by the great range of develop
ment in American conditions embraced within
the limits of his career. He left, in ISS2. a
world yktm iitihllt different f;om that upon
which be bad opened his eyes in ISO 3. If he
could revisit us now the contrast between his
epoch and onr own would strike him as even
ni<re remarkable than any which impressed
him in his lifetime. In short, the Emersonian
idea is one of the ideas of what may be called,
in the fullest sense, a century of change. It
germinated In years marked by a for mentation
in men's minds which is still working. While
the commemorative exercises which have
everywhere been projected might seem to in
dicate that he had found his niche in tbe tem
ple of fame, from which time would not be
likely to dislodge him. it is Important to re
member that we are living In a period of tran
sition, when all seemingly established things
are cbnl'enged. and literary reputations are
not the last to provo.ee debate. In all the Em
erson celebrations the note of affirmation, it
is safe to say. .vUI be chiefly heard. The de
tached observer may. therefore, with the more
appositeness approach the theme of the mo
ment in a mood of Interrogation.
What have his readers done for Emerson?
What has Emerson don? for his readers? One
answer to the first question lie? upon the sur
face, and, as often happens in such cases.
It must be received with caution. Emerson's
readers bave so far increased in number that,
as we have indicated above, many groups of
them are rising in different places to do him
honor. The tributes that consist in public
ceremonies and banquets, embellished with
laudatory addresses, are not to be despised.
But the accident of time has a good deal to
do with them; a centennial carries an Impetus
of its own and upon occasions of tbe sort it
is almost Inevitable that zeal should outrun
common sense. Perhaps a safer criterion.
where a man of Emerson's peculiar repute Is
concerned, is to be found in the general drift
of contemporary letters. His books are fre
quently reprinted, and one contribution to the
movement cow poms forward is taking the
shape of a new definitive edition of his com
plete works Writers road him. nnd thnt as a
source of allusion he is not neglected is shown
by many of the publications of the day. On the
o'her bnnd. It is doubtful if his vwrue among
men of letters— tbe testimony of Carries ap
preciation and of Ruskin's to the contrary
notwithstanding— has ever been, or is now, as
great as tLat which be has enjoyed among lay
mPn . On tbe latter score it may be said that
volumes of Emerson will be found to-day, as
they have been found for years, in quarters
where one would least expect to find them.
All manner of men and women have responded
to liis appeal, though it must be added that tiie
degree of sympathy which he has received has
rarled with the age of his reader. Not seldom
it happens that he who reads Emerson In youth
Is intoxicated with gratitude, and acclaims him
accordingly, only to return to his pages at a
later time with modified judgment and with
an enthusiasm that, if not exactly dampened,
is at all events conducive to far less sweeping
outbursts of eulogy. In other words, while Em
erson has innumerable followers who are glad
to join in the homage offered at his centeunry.
It will be found, when the special excitement
of this week has subsided, that the tendency
among tbe more thoughtful is to take him with
a certain modern tion. to praise him, but to
praise him without excess.
The explanation of this posture of affairs is
j not long in declaring Itself when we proceed
to consider the question asked above — Wbnt
fcas Emerson done for liis readers? A writer
j making for a habit of mind rather than for
! the construction of a clearly defined system
of thought, he has vaguely inspired rather than
tangibly instructed those who have sat at his
toet. A respectable anthology could be made
of brief passages and even of sentences from
his books. In which each selection tnizht s« j rve
as a touchstone of conduct or of right think
ing. But it is a mistake to take these nuggets
as illustrating the essential Emerson, whose
geniiiß was not for exact thinking, for the
rutting of cameos, but for high erected reflec
tion at larze. and for the creation of an at
mosphere rather than for the framing of prin
ciples. His reflection is spiritualized, his at
mosphere Is rich in stimulus, and tt Is not sur
prising that thousands have found themselves
In bis debt for tbe purification nud the
strengthening of their ethlca' standards. But
if Emerson is often luminous, it Is with the
luminosity that passes Into a kind of golden
vapor, and this, as It is shot through and
through with the play of his vagrant Imagina
tion, is apt to leave the dispassionate reader
with a sense of too fantastic and iridescent a
phenomenon. In that enchanting but specious
environnH nt. many an eaeer student has fallen
on confusion, and though Emerson has helped
a great body of men and women, it is not too
much to say that he has been responsible, be
yond the measure of any one of his contem
poraries in liternrurp. for loose, flabby and ap
pallingly affected thinking. Like Browning, he
has been a terrible lure to those who think
that they think: filling them with ambiguous
generalizations and enfeebling them with ob
s<*uritl«s. at the snme time that be has unwit
tingly tinged their characters with foolish pride.
NEW- YOKE DAILY TRIIU'NE. SUNDAY, MAY 21. 1003.
There is no more deleterious tone of "supe
riority" than thrit which is communicated to
certain minds by a course of Emerson. Tbe
wine of the spirit that he yields is fatal to the
resHler's balance if It is not sipped with under
standing. How dangerously he poured it out
how dangerously for those ill qualified to man
age the flool for themselves— is well shown in
a letter of Lowell's to Professor Norton In tue
'60s, written with sympathy, but with critical
poise. Lowell says:
Emerson's oration was more disjointed than
usual, even with him. It began nowhtre and
ended everywhere, and yet, as always with that
divine man. !t left you feeling that something
beautiful had passed that way— something inor>
beautiful than anything else, like the rising and
setting of stars. Every possible criticism might
have been ma-ie on it but one— that it was pot
noble. There was a tone in it that awakens
all elevating associations. ... All through
it I felt something in me that cried "Ha, ha. t>>
the sound of the trumpets."
We may all share in tbe emotion disclosed by
that last sentence. We may share in it at in
tervals, as we go in search of adventure
through that strange welter of fine ideas, orac
ular opacities and gleaming oases of style
which is called Emerson's prose. We may
share in it, and feel an even more delicate sen
sation of delight, iii reading his poetry, which
is often exquisitely beautiful. But it is the
defect of Emerson, and the one probable
source of a rather severe revision of judgments
regarding l.im iv the future, that his work as a
whole lacks directness of thought, as it lacks
the perfection of literary form. His fame will
be best served by those who read and applaud
him with the most discretion.
AMERICA IX THE PACIFIC.
Some curious comments upon American policy
In the Pacific appear in the European press, re
minding us in their lumin.us appreciation of
the case of that European statesman who in
ISiil expressed the opinion that secession would
prove successful and the United States be per
manently divided, because, be said, the Isthmus
of Panama formed a uatural line of demarca
tion between (he Northern and Southern States,
and there was no use in fighting against nat-
Here, for example. Is the ancient and honora
ble "Vossisehe Zeitung,' of Berliu. gravely de
claring that other powers possess more ancient
rights in the Pacific than America, which lat
ter has acquired a standing in that ocean only
through the anuexation of the Philippines. One
wonders what history, or what geography, is
auth rity in the office of the "Zeitung." Have
California and Oregon and Alaska uever been
heard of there? Or are they supposed to front
upou the Atlantic? Are the stories of our deal
ings with Hawaii and Samoa, of our "opeuing"
of Japan and of Corea, of our century old
trade with China, and of our occupation of
many guano islands In the Pacific, all a sealed
book to German editors?
The fact te that America is one of the oldest
of Pacific p. were, far antedating France in
Tonquin or the Marquesas Islands. Groat Brit
ain at Hong Kong, or Germany at Kiao-Chau.
In fact. America had an unchallenged standing
in the Pacific half a century before the German
Emrire came into existence. Of course, this
country has no thought of claiming any ino
10 o\v <r any sp ca! piivle.es in that o-e^'in.
8..t the notion that it is a newcomer and in
truder there, with inferior rights, is simply pre
rosterous. Our esteemed contemporary iv Ber
lin retly v eds to loo.< at a map of the wond
or to read a few pages of some school history.
THE SEW RIFLE.
Exhaustive experiments and thorough firing
tests seem to have shown that the uew Spring
field rifle desigued by the Ordnance Depart
ment will be adapted for use by the army,
navy and mar.ne corps. Tne new lifie will
be shorter and lighter than the present ser
vice ririe. and will have many other advan
tages which have justified a favorable report.
The contemplated change is of interest to the
citizen soldiery of the country also because
tbe same weapon will be furnished to National
Guard organizations as soou as the regular
service has been supplied, in keeping with tbe
jrovisions of tne n?w militia reorganize! >n
act. Ihe uniform equipment of the regular and
the mi.itia branches of the service has been
a pleasant dream in which many people have
Indulged, but it never seemed to be so rear
realization as at the present time. Yet not
withstanding the encouraging outlook it will
be a long time before the guardsman and the
regular will be able to exchange arms and am
munition. It will take about a year to make
the arms necessary for the regular service,
then a reserve stock must be manufactured,
and after that has been completed the States
which have complied with the provisions of
the reorganization law will receive attention.
When that time comes and the new Spring
field has not been displaced by a superior
arm the uniformity in equipment dream may
THE CROATIAN TROUBLES.
Croatia used to be called the lieiand of Hun
gary, but in these days of peace aud good
will between the Celt and Sassenach such
nomenclature would be unjust aud offensive to
Ireland. But Croatia dues sustain to Hungary
much the same attitude that Ireland held
toward England a score of years ago. It has
even adopted and adapted to its own use Mr.
William Redmond's famous saying, phrasing
it that "Hungary's difficulty la Croatia's oppor
tunity." So a few mouths ago, when storiu
and stress prevailed at Budapest, the stamiard
of disturbance was promptly raistd at Agraiu
and elsewhere In Croatia, and. as current d:8
patches Indicate, it has not yet been lowered.
This week the Croats have been commemorat
ing the fony-fourtn anniversary of the deatb
of Jellachicu. the famous Ban who organized
Croatia in open war agaiust Hungary aud
helped Austria in her subjugation of that king
dom. Natuirlly, the commemoration has as
sumed the form of opeu treasoa against Hun
gary. The Hungarian flag aud arms have been
torn dowu. and no mau has been sale who
would not swear to oppose the Magyars. Rus
sian agents have been busy reminding the
Croats of tneir Slavic affiliations and actually
persuading the more ignorant classes that
Crown Prince Rudolph is still alive and In
Rutsia, whence he will pres utly lead a
Russian army to deliver Croatia from Hun
garian rule. The situation is so serious that a
large part of Croatia has been put under
martini law, the local governing bodies in
many districts have been dissolved, and Hun
garian troops are being hurried to the 6ceue.
It must be said that such conduct on the part
of the Croats seems unreasonable. While they
are subjects of tlie King of Hangar?, they are
by no means oppressed o; ruled by aliens. They
have their own Ban. who Is practically a vice
roy of greater powers than most viceroys pos
sess, and who is sincerely devoted to the inter
ests of Croitia. True, Count Ivhuen Heder
vary is a Him tartan, and was appointed Ban
by the Kiner. But he has been Ban for twenty
two years jind Is completely Identified with
Croatia. Moieorer. tbe Croats have and have
all alonjr had what tLo Home Rnleiß of Ireland
have been ricmand'ng. but hnvo failf*d ns yet
to get— a Parliament of their own. In addi
tion, of course, to a full representation in the
Royal Parliament at Budapest. Indeed, they
nre almost entlrelr sMf-governing. excepting
that the general government of the kingdom
o.enite* the ma Is and tlie railroads, and fhl
Hungarian flag and coat of am.* are used In all
l.ub.ii- places. It is ugainst these latter ein
blfins and against the State railroad em
ployes that the present outbreaks are chiefly
Tbe real purpo«? of the Croats, or of the ex
tremists among them, i* secessiou from the
kingdom aud tbe creation of a new Slavic
kingdom under the protection of Russia. The
scheme is to unite Croatia. Servia. Bohemia
nml Carinthia. with perhaps some ether dis
tricts of Austria and Hungary, into such a
kingdom. The scheme is fantastic and Im
practicable. Even if Austria and Huncnry
should assent to it. or were coerced into
yielding to it. these various Slav communitien
could never agree upon a name and orsraniza
ti >v. The Croats ln«ist tl at the new kingdom
should be called Croatia. The Bohemian Slavs
are equally insistent upon rehabilitation of the
ancient kinerdom of Bohemia. Servia. which is
already an independent kinerdom. would never
conseut to merge her Idn.liy into Croatia or
Bohemia, but wooid insist upon making them
mere provinces of a greater Servia. In fact,
there are now violent jealousies and open fights
between Serbs and Croats, who really seem to
hate each other more than either of them hate
the Maryars. Doubtless the present disturb
ances will be quelled and all will goon as before
until the end of the present rei^n. When Hun
gary loses her proent King and Austria her
Emperor, those p° ! y"l°t realms may go into the
melting pot and be fu^rd into some forms dif
ferent from those to which we are accustomed.
But friends of peart in Europe will hope that
that day may long be postponed.
Aupust heat on th? Atlantic Coast In May
may be followed by many an unseasonable chill.
The committee under whose directions the
City Hal! Park has been decorated for the cele
bration which begins to-day was delicately com
plimentary to a large part of the me'ropolitan
population by placing a row of Venetian polea
in the most conspicuous place of the park.
The Dock Department of this great harbor de
sires to lengthen sorre of its important pters and
to extend them hundreds of feet further into the
North R'ver. Transatlantic steamships which
hive been constructed in recent years or are
now building in the shipyards of the world are
more than six hundred feet in length. Our fed
eral War Department ought not to object to th«
extension of piers so far that these titans of
the ocean may obtain sufficient berth room.
Tests of autotrucks in city streets may yleli
results of value. The first and most Important
need of metropolitan transportation, however,
is the relief of the strap- hangers.
Young Richard Croker if- gone into business
as the partner in a firm of stock brokers. His
contribution toward the firm's capital was
$100,000, a mere trifle for a man whose father
was the Boss of New- York before he became a
resident of Wantage.
Anti-Russian agitation In America Is not
"forrented by the Engrlibh press," as the Rus
sian officials pretend to think, but has its sub
stantial ground in other causes, one of them
being the constant oppression and frequent
slaughter of Jews without regard to age, sex or
condition. America doesn't like that sort of
thing and won't pretend to its position in this
matter, needing no prompting from English
newspapers or any other foreien source.
THE TALK OF THE DAT.
Visitors to Wafhington will recall the bronze
statue of Abraham Lincoln in the centre of Lincoln
Park. It was purchased with a fund raised by
former slaves to commemoratf- their ilhorator.
There Is a replica or the statue In Boston, reared
by the liberality of Moses Kimball. Bostonlar.s
tell a story concerning ihe remark of Oliver W n
ilHl Holm<? vh>»n he mi firFt shown the Lincoln
statue in Boston. Beneath that statue and on the
tiiuiiie oast traa an Inscription telling the history
of the memorial. The name of Moses Kimbull ap
i<eartd in letters of very large size; in fact, five or
six tinies as large as were 'he letters In the name
cf Lincoln. Dr. Holmes glanced at the monument
and. catching sisl't of the name of tha eiver In Mg
lette-rs. dryly remarked: "Weli! well! How Moses
Kimfca.il has changed!"
HOW IT WAS DONE.
A cook lady, famed for her mousse.
Whin aske-! wnat she diJ 10 prodousse
Its wcndertul savor,
Ascribed the nne riavor
To the ousse of pure strawberry jousse.
The questioning of candidates on the hustings^ —
"heckling-." as it is called— is commomr !n Er.cland
than in this country, where the friendly au-lience
will not tolerate rrany interruptions. A "heckler"
drew an unexpected answer out of Mr. Renshaw,
the Unionist member from Renfrew. At a Lib^-nl
meeting a speaker had said he favored "free flsh
iiiH." ->lr. Ker.sliaw was asked if ne also favored
it. "No. I am not In favor of free fishing." he s.ild.
"Well." said the "heckler." "trie Liberal who spoke,
here last night said he was in favor of it" "That
is very likely." taid Mr. Renshaw: "uut. you see. I
happen to be the owner of all the fishing around
I am thankful that the sun and moon
Are both hi;m< up <o hiKh,
Tl:at no reforming hand can reach
To to lie thim from tru sky.
For if they weren't. 3 have r.o doubt.
That some presumptuous iss
Would move to lake them from their place
And light the world wiih gas.
A correspondent of "The Rochester Post-Ex
press" tel'.s a story of a certain justice of the Sj
prerr.e Court of that district who Is very fond of
sailing. One day last summer the jurist Invited a
frl-.nd of his. a lawyer, to take a fail with him. At
Ihe start the wiiid was .:iuit* biislt. but soon fresh
ened into a gale and caused the little craft they
were in to tora and roll In a manner that soon
caustd the lawyer's features to twist Into expres
The Judge, noticing his friend's plight, laid ■
6oothing liaiid on the latter's ehouldpr. and said:
"My dear fellow, can I do anything for you?*'
"Yes, your honor," replied the lawyer in plaintivo
tones, "you will greatly oblige me by overruling
Out of Town Visitor at thp Horse Show— T never
in one place la my life saw so many really beauti
ful girls, or — or"
Eatimorean (throwing a chest)— Certainly, miss.
w-> i'rid«- ourselves on"
Out of Town Visitor (continuing, musingly)— Or co
many homely men.— (Baltimore American.
Judge Cox. of the United States Circuit Court,
while delivering a lecture at Columbia University
told cf a young lawyer who came tefore the Su
preme Court to argue a case in which he was also
defendant. Addressing the cour\ he referred to the
old French adaee declaring that he who argues his
own case has a fool for a client. After the case had
been heard he left for his home in St. Louis, asking
a friend to notify aim by wire when the decision
wa* handed down. This was tne pithy dispatch be
received: "Old French adage affirmed."
Called on a Bluff.— Mr Hopcorn— Miss Whltmore—
er— Liiitia! Uelie.e me. ma am! Yew are the only
woman I ever loved.
M'-s Whltmore— Well Mr. Hopcorn considenn
your age yew'd ought to be more ashamed o' your
self if yew're tellln the trewth. than If yew ain't—
Discriminating readers know what the editor
meant when he said In last week's !fsu«> of "The
Minneapolis Messenger": "There !$ a little matter
to which The Metfenger' begs to call the attention
of $ome of ItS $übscrlbers. We really hate to Speak
of It but $otne have Jfemlncly allowed tt to iltp
their mind). To u$ thij it a very important lsfu«;
In fact lfl neceJJary in <ur Dullness. We wont
fpeak further on the Jubjtct. Perhapl you have
,i!r<a,iy guetted the drift of our r€marlcs."
Architect (doubtfully)- -It seems as if there should
be something on the top of your house when it la
Onlst.ea. Mr. Millionaire
Mr. Millionaire (meekly)— Might I suggest a roof
— fChicuKO Record Herald.
A bout Teople and Social Incident*.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington. May 23 (speclal.>-Mra. Roosevelt
will remain in Washington until the middle of
June, with the exception of brief trips out of tewn.
but it is understood that the unfinished condition
of the White Hous* grounds wtU preclude any
formal entertaining before her departure for Oyster
Bay. Her personal rrlends and those of Miss
Roosevelt who call in the mfternoon are received
on the south portico, and tea is served on the
Washington. May 3 (Special) -Mrs. Hay. wife of
the Secretary of State, expects to leave Washing
ton In time to open the family home at Sunapee
Lake. N. H.. by June 1. Later In the month sn*>
will visit her daughter. Mrs. James W. Wadsworth.
Jr.. who Is settled for the summer at the Wads
worth estate at Geneseo. ML T.
Mrs. Shaw, wife of the Secretary of the Treasury,
went to Mount Vernon. lowa, to be present at her
daughter's graduation from Cornell College last
Wednesday, and with her husband and family will
sail for Europe on July 2.
Mrs. and Miss Root, wife and daughter of the
Secretary of War. who have been Ir. mourning all
the winter, are now at Clinton. N. T.
Mrs. Knox. wife of the Attorney General, who
spent the first part of the week on a vl«it of In
spection to the house at Beverly Farms. Mass..
which the Attorney General has taken for the sum
mer, will return to open tbe house about June 1.
Mrs. Hitchcock, wife of the Secretary of the In
terior, will remain In Washington throughout next
month, but the Misses Hitchcock will leave the
city on June 15 to op«n their summer home at
Dublin. N. H.
The Postmaster General and Mrs. Payne hay*
made nc deflnite plans, but expect to remain at the
Arlington throughout the early summer.
Miss Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agri
culture, who spends the greater part of each sum
mer in Washington with her father, has accepted
invitations which will keep her out of towr. nearly
until falL She will first go to Nova Scotia to visit
Mrs. Grosvenor. daughter of Dr. Alexander Graham
Bell, then to Manchester-by-the-Se«\ where Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas F. Walsh have taken a cottage,
and later to Martha s Vineyard as the guest of
Mrs. Fenton at the country home of her parents.
General and Mrs. Rochester.
The Secretary of Commerce and Mrs. Cortelyou
will remain In town for some time longer, when
Mrs. Cortelyou and her children will go to their
home on Long Island.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
Washington. May 23 idpeciaD.-There Is to be
another addition to the German Embassy staff In
the person of Lieutenant Martin, of the sth
Dragoons, who Is on the way to this country, and
i* expected to arrive here about June 1. Hi will
have a two months' leave of absence, which will
be spent In making a tour of the Uni:ed States.
Lieutenant Martin has been stationed at Hofgais
mar, near Cassel. until recently.
Mme. HengelmUller promised early In the spring
that the Austrian Embassy would be the first of
the diplomatic h<"ine9 to close Its doors for the
summer, and. although a sprained ankle kept her
in this country three weeks longer than the orig
inal date for sailing, the departure of the ambas
sador and his wife and litt.e daughter last Friday
marked the beginning of the annual exodus of the
foreign corps. Baron Glakra. the new flrst secre
tary of the embassy, has brought to this country
an accomplished wife to preside over the summer
headquarters of the embassy, which will be at
Newport Count yon Koyos. of th» tmbassy staff,
who feels at home in Washington by virtue of his
birth In this city, when his father. Count Ladts'.aus
Hoyos. was mlr.is'er from Austria, will remain on
this side ail summw.
The Russian Ambassador has been obliged to
cancel his original plans for leaving this country,
and Instead of Balling next Tufs«lay will remain
at his post, by direction of h's government, until
June 9. Theodore Hsnstn. first secretary of the
embassy, will be chargft d'affaires while Court
Cassini Is abroad.
The Itailan Ambassador and Slgnora Mayor dcs
Planches have fixed the first we»k in July as the
time of thel» departure for their country borne near
Turin. Italy. They expect to spend June visiting
the Thousand Islands and the Adlrondacks.
When th» British Ambassador ana Lady Herbert
go to England. Mr. Raik^s will be in charge of the
affairs or the embassy at the cottage reccnt:y taken
in Newport. Heroert G. Derins. second secretary
of the embassy, will sal! on June 17 fnr a two
months' trip to England. Sweden and Ncrway.
The Frenrh Ambassador and Mme. Jussrrand.
having co recently come to this country, will not
return to France this Rummer, but will spend the
season on the north shore. Mire, de Margerte.
wife of the first secretary of the ernbarsy who
prolong-ed her stay in this country in order to as«:s»
at ths country fair, sailed a few days ago. with
her little son. for a summer visit to her home In
France. M. de Margerle will Join her later on.
The military attache o.' the err.tassy and Mine.
VlgmaL who have an attractive home, adorned with
old tapestries, carving?, chlra and brlc-a-brac col
lected in their travels, wi!l ao abroad in June. The
r.avai attache. Lieutenant Commander de Fara
ir.ond. who went to 3outh America some time ago
on a special mission for his government, wUI noi
return to the United States before fall.
The German Minister and Baroness yon Stern
burg have taken a house In Dublin, N. H.. but have
fixed no date for their departure from Washington.
The Be.gian Minister will rerrcan in Washington
until July, when he will be Joined by Baroness
Moncheur, who is now vis.ti::g her parents In
Mexico, and they will spend the remainder of tha
summer in Belgium.
The Spanish Minister. Sefior Ojeria. will go to
Spain for the summer, but Sefior Riano. the flrst
secretary of the legation, will spend the summer
Man;hesler-by-the-Sea has been se'.ected as the
cummer home of a majoiity of the diplomats who
remain in tMs country for the summer, ar.d several
ministers who bave families of young chi.dren have
taken cottages neir enough to the city to be able
to transact business at their legations whenever
The first secretary of the Peruvian Legation and
Mrs. Pezet will go to New-York on June 1 'o spend
Ktveral weeks before sailing for Panama on their
Senor Corea. the minister from Nicaragua, went
to New-York last night to sail on Monday for
Central America. He expects to return to Wash
ington In July before sailing for Europe to spend
the remainder of the summer.
The only important social affair' announced for
next week is the reception which th© Italian Am
bassador anU Signora dcs P.anches will give Moo
cay evening In honor of Count Gherardesca. and
With Urn celebration of New-York's 250 th Wrth
day a.r.<l of Manorial Day. which fails on Saturday,
this will be a holiday week. Memorial Day. strictly
speaking, is one of processions and of tributes to
the lat'on's drad. But people axe beginning to cel
el.rate it in a different manner. It Is virtually the
opening of the summer season. Eich out of town
club has its spevial attractive programme, and
every country house its house party. In connection
with the- occasion. As the races en>l on Thursday
at Morris Park, the polo at Meadow Brook will
have a larger attendance, and Mrs. Ja;r.es L. Kor
nochan has wisely chosen Fituay and Saturday for
her bench snow at Hempstead. TuxeJo is to have
all kinds of open air sports and contests on Satur
day. Morrlsfown will have a dar.ee at its golf club,
and Bernardsville will celebrate in like manner.
The S»awanhaka Corinthian \acht Club keeps open
house on Memorial Day. and will have a dar.ce In
the evening. These are only a few of th« many
ways of entertaining which will mark t!"« opening
of the outlrg season. Ntwport and Ear Harbor
and the larger resort* wait until the next nailon&l
holiday, namely, July 4. to be>«tn their rounds of
To-day will go Intf- effect the resolution of the
Morristown Golf Club to keep «p«n Its links on
Sunday afternoon. Tne Inquiry addressed to the
club members by President George Frellnghuysen
asking for their views about the matter was sent
out last week Hitherto the clubhouse has been
open on Sunday, but golf was not permitted on
that day. and those who were fond of the sport
were obliged to go up to Rernardsvtl'.e or down to
Baltusrol. Nearly all the niemNrs of tee club de
clared themselves in favor cf golf on Sundays, and
Morristown will hay» an extra attraction for Its
week end partle*. There was the usual weekly
dance at the golf cl'-ib last night, and there are
several luncheons and musicals arranged for this
week. Amcnr the hostesses will be Mrs. Alfred
Rutgers Whitney and Mrs Thomas W. CaldwelL
Saturday afternoons there Is hurdle Jumping, fol
lowed by tea and music. BernardsvQta ha« -»hi»
is known as a cold E.;sll»h lumheoa for those who
come out on the mornin? train to play golf at t»»
Mrs. Kenry F. Dimock. who ha* b^en tn at b«
bout/- in Ea.»t SUtleth-st.. Is now on th* ro»if to
recovery, inri on the completion of her convale*
cence wili leave town for the old Dimock (ioic*stea«
.-i • South Coventry. Conn. Lat*r on Mr 3. Dlaock
will go to Bar Harbor, where <«:-.<• wi'.l be Joined b7
h r daughter. Mrs. Cary T. Hutchlnson. who v ma
Mlsa Leary has issued Invitations for a larai
dinner parry on Thursday evening next at her
house In Flfth-ave. for Countess Albert Delia
Gher*rde«ca. who wn» a 34>s Flsi-.»r. of Washiac.
ton HeUbta. and whr. recently arrived h^re from
h«-r bODi« J<t F:or»n:<? to attend the marria?* of
her son to Miss Harriet Tayior on Wednesday U«.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sston. who ar» sper.dlns th«»
»umm*r abroad, hay* rented their house. tn W«»t
Th:rty-*«zh:r-«»t. to John C. Era. who has b*»r,
living with his famKy at the Waldorf-Astoria for
Mrs Pierre LoriMar^. Jr.. who t« r*p«*rf*-? to hays
had snch an unfortunate expe-ienc* In London la
connection with th* lulifrj o: her J*w*!ry. Is to
return to this country In a* f?r«t w»*k In June.
Her cottage. Ke»wayd!n. at Tuxedo. Is now b*!nj
put In order for her arrival. BsM will gt»» soma
musicals and other entertainm«r.u in the eaana
of the suiamer.
The Lenox season will r.*srin wl'h Memorial Day.
although many of the aemger* will remain In the
Berkshires only during the rror.-'r. of jj» going
to Newport and to th- sea3l> In July, ar. r*tarn-
Ir.g for th<? autumn. Among the** who are to be
at Lenox this week are Mr a-d Mrs. Thatehsr M.
Adams, Henry H Cooke and Mr. and Mrs. At
Heredia Mr. and Mrs. David Lydlg *lil open
Thistledown In th* month of June, and Charles
I^anier Is ama*a**d to arriv* at his p'.ace at Lenox
this week. Among the absentees for th* early
summer will be M'.s^ Evelyn asM aai Jchn
Sloane. Jr.. the children of Mr. and Mrs. John
Eloane. aai Mr and Mrs. V.T.!:am D BeaM niaj
are abroad and trill not raton until August. Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Sturgis will go to Newport t&ia
Tent»rday th-re was a larsre »M of pleasure
craft on the Sound In the wake of the Rcilance.
the Constitution and the Columbia. Mr »nd Mrs.
Geor*e J Gon'd had a party on their turbine yac^t
Emerald. Mr. and Mr*. Adrian Is^'ln. Jr.. w-r,
on th# S*rr. the Enpll-'h yacht wV.ch th«j hay*
recently chartered. William E. T-!in had a sta
party on the -chooner yacht ErreraM. tnctodta*
Oliver Cromwell. Lamb*rt BMlHai and Joseph J.
Lee On R- A C. Smith's Privateer we ■• Cnsnai
dor- S. Nicholson Kar.». Newberry D. Lawton and
Edward H. Wales and a stag party. The 91ri.u
had a large number n* the members of the N>w-
York Yacht Club with their guest 3 en board, and
In the evening the yacht c'.uba on the Sound *?pt
open house, numerous dinners in parti-u ar beir.gf
given at the Westchester Country Club.
To-mcrrow will begin the series cf polo matches
at Meadow Brook This will be IBM nlgnal for
much entertaining in the sray litc!e colony around
Hempstead. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne WMtr.ejr
are at their place near W»stbury. and oth»r ro
dents who will have house parti, s and giv* dtaNra
are Mr. and Mrs. H Mortimer Brooks, who have
Just returned frmra Etsror*. Mr. and Mr* H. Van
Renssela*-r Kennedy. Mr. an-! Mrs. Sm!th Hadct<*=.
August Belmor.t. Mr and Mra 3y-inej Dillon R'P
ley. Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Sr..!:h and Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Hltchcoolc Jr.
The marriage of Miss Mnrjorle Vausban L*a.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M Lea. to Percy
K. Hudson will take plvve on W««M*9 at
Wayr.e. Perm. It wi.. be followed by a reception
at the country p!ac« of the rarents cf the brMe.
who Is well known in New-Tcrk society A special
train will take the wedding juesta out from Phila
delphia, to Wayne and back again after the cere
Mr and Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer. wbo?e daught-r
Adelalne is to make her debut next winter, leave
town for Barbary Point. Is'.ip. LO-.3 I?.and. on
June 1. and will rerr.aln at their vltta there until
they go to Palmer Ha;, their place near Stam-'ord.
Conn.. !n September.
Mrs. Henry Ows has left town for Newport,
where she Is staying with Mrs. Burb.e Roche.
Mr, and Mrs. Payne Whitnev ■»«• town tiis
week for Newport, where t:.ey will aaal their cot
tage for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. W Buter Dunran are booked to
sail on Wednesday, and have taken a bouse ■
London for the season.
Mr and Ms. William E. Dodge and Miss Grace
Docge lea.c town on Thursday for their country
place at Kiverdale-on-th«- Hudson.
Jr. and Mrs. B. Ho.la-.d Forbes leave town this
w.ek for Fairf.ild. Conn., wture they have le***i
the Campbell place for the summer.
Mr and Mrs. W. Bajard Cutting Interd to be
away a a.-. Their suin.T.er l»xc« at Oakrfa'e will
remain clo^d. Mr. and Mrs. W. Bayard Cuttle*.
jr., will be In this country, b'.wevar.
The Valiant is at Havr*. and there seems to be
sorr.e prospect that WtXMm X Var.derbiU may
brir.g over his bride, but there am no preparations
being made for h«r coming her^. liiie Hour re
mains closed, without ar>y sign of life.
Adrian Iselin. Jr.. has taken the pace cf his
father on the board of trustees of the Metropolitan
Opera House. Mr. and Mrs. Adrian lse.in. jr..
hope to move Into their new home ir. Fifth-aye.
next winter. They have ia*en two large houses
and turned them ir.to one. Adrian IseUn. «r.. ar.J
his daughter. Miss Iselin wi.l main at the house
In Xcrth Madison Square. Mr. and Mrs. Ja
Ecresford are abroad. They will pass a greater
part of the summer on the Irish est.it* which has
recently come to him by inheritance.
The cotillons to be given next season by the
Bachelors and Benedicts a* occur o:. th# ■■*-
lowing TutsUay evenings: Dtcemb«r 15. '.*>J. »n<l
January 13. February M and April b. VXH. Tr»e com
mittee in charge of these danc.s consist of Her
bert Lawton Csaln. Oswald Garrison ViLard. aui
iivan W. Jor.es. Edward Cook. Bass*tt Jones. Jr..
and Henry E. Holt.
(For other social incidents sea flfth pace. P*rt H.)
[BT TEUCJIUPU T» THB TBIBr>EI
Stamford. Conn.. May 2> -The utmost =imp!.dty
was observed in t:.e wediing of MM C**MaM it
Phelps Stokea. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Axwaa
Phelps Stokes, which took place at St. L-** «
Episcopal hurch at noon to-day. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. Dr. Ralnsfcrd. p*3tor
of St. Georse's Church, of New-York, with til*
assistance of the Key. Anson Phelps Stokea. Jr,
the bride's brother, and the Rev. Louis trench,
t.attor of St. Uk«s. 1h« b:lde was mv*n -way
by her fatner. See hail only cne bnd srr»:d. n«<r
sister. -Miss Mildred Stokes. Stanley McCorrnaci.
of i utsburs. was u*st iiiii. tins uoflcia ..<:.<? J-
Graham St&e* Kn.il .h Walling. Leroy Scott and
Mr Ki-" The w» udlng march« 3 who »>•« oy
i.r Ha&tn. orcan.st of ih- Church of the Incar
nation New-* or k. The weeding r-reak:asi wa»
•7rvtd by Sherry at Highland Farm, the r.mj*
rarv co-ntry home of the Stokeses. an ordinary
farmhouse about three mlv* from the church. Mr.
Stokess magr.iSrert country seat at Coliender
Point is still unflnl.sh.-d About ore hundred *nd
ilftv rue*ta were present, m.my of whom taas
from Ikew-York on spWial cars. Th decoration*
of the church wer* palxas a:..1 hy.lrange.is. ar
rarged about the chancel and altar. »n the weU
dlng license Mr. Hunter describes himself «•
"beadwork'r" and gives his age as tweaty-ela*
and that of his brid« aa twenty- four.
Cards are out for the marriaee of Miss JessU
Polhamlus to Charles J Breck. The wedding wtß
take place at St. Matthews Church. in West
E!ghty-fourtb-st-. near Colunr.b.s-ave on Wedn«»j
day. June 3. at noon. Mr*. Marshall S. Hagar *iJ
matron of honor and Wll iam ->--t Sia» ftest
man. The ushers wt Ibe C oodw .rd T,~, C J'
Clarence R. Freeman. John Hecker %nd f *««»£:
SJrrp?on. There wttl be no reception l L l^
ceren.ony except to the bridal party and relative*
KEMP DIVORCE CASE TO-MORROW.
[bt Ttur.iurH TO Tint TRIKCN'I-I . _
Newport. R. I. May S.-The Appe late Divi»tc3
of the Supreme Court will convene tn N«"rport next
Monday for the purpose of iHMIMJ the dlvorc*
docket, when lIH petition of Mary Isabels »— P
for divorce fr..m .Arthur T. Kern» will «>=><• «£•
The ttsUmony In this case w!!i be b— »■ *».^^
•V.lon. the ground for divorce being non-j-uPPO^ g-
a p« lod of one year next preceding the ■■■ * t - #
p«UUon for divorce. - ~ ■■■