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Aoocortmnt. 4 14 7
A»r.u»«m«nts 1 10 «MJ
•Antique Carlo* — Silver 4 14 •
Automobiles 1 8 o-fl
Banker* and Broken » 4 19 *-*>
Billiard and Pool Tables 4 I**
Hoard ana Room* 4<- 14 4
Brooklyn A<SverOa««n«eta ~ 4 S J-*
Boain«M NoUe«s 1 • ;<, I
Carpet Oer.lr.* 4 14 <
Country Board 1 15 c
3>etectfr« A«*nc!a« 4 14 4
Z>«ak and Offin* Furniture 4 14 J
Dividend Notice* 4 IS r
r>r<-«»rß«Jili;r and UlUlbmt 4 14 »
Drrrwd 4 1 •-•
J>r>-r9«J» 4 " 4-«
Eir,pi->rTr.<'nt A«aooiea 4 J 4-*
Ercursions •• 4 11 *
Financial ....... 4 18 8-4
Financial Sections 4 J» ?
Financial Meeting 4 If »
Tor Kale - 4 1 ♦
Foreicn Resorts ~ 4 »0 »-«
rurrlrtfii Room! 4 14 ■
rurnlture 4 » *~o
Help Wantsd 4 1 -2
Horses and C»rriar«t - } 2 «
Marxisms and Death* ~ * » 2
Machinery - I 11 '
Mtnlr.ir Brokers • *• *f
MUr»llanemM 4 ' J
>!-.:*■ a! .-• * 4 «j
Mineral 'Waters 4 14 «2
Ooean Steamers 4 \i '^2
Optician* a it 7
Ofteopathy ♦ ii i
Old Gold and Silver 4 '* «i
Railroads * \\ °~S
Restaurants * ,7 A
Special Notice* * ,~ 4 ?
Et»amboat» • 4 '■ r
Storage 4 i: 1-a
fun-.m^r ne*r>rt» } ** *TJ
Trlhune S*;b«rrlptlon Rates 1 J _?
Trtm Companies ♦ " 8 i
2"rf«-wr!«in« * \ 5
Work Wanted 4 *
mill I iilllW of THE NEW-TORK TniBtTNBTS
popularity its an adrertlflnr medium Is shown by jrlant
*Uit<* in advertinin* for the first four months of 1005.
An Unparalleled Growth.
During- ■— rr, February. March and April. 1906. TUB
NEW-TOP.X TJAILT AND SUNDAY TRIBUNE printed
«T6.CSS lines of *J*ertli:n«- (exclud'.re TRIBUNE »dver
tlsemtota) more than In th« nine months of 1804.
A GAIN OF OVER 1.191 COLUMNS:
OR, IN OTHER WORDS.
AN AVERAGE GAIN OF NEARLY
•00 COLUMNS OF Sl« LINES EACH A MONTH.
TO GET RESULTS ADVERTISE IN
THE SEW-TOBK TRIBUNE.
rinrT-T.ATIOV BOOKS OrEN.
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1905.
the VBWM this siormsg.
FOREIOX —"Historic events" are mentioned
In a dispatch from Tokio. though the Japanese
officials refuse to give out any details of. me
decisive action supposed to have taken place in
the Corean Straits, where the main Russian
fleet was sighted yesterday. === St. Petersburg
confirmed the report that the Russian cruisers
fcad sailed from Vladivostok to act with Rojest
vensky; there was rejoicing over rumors or a
Russian victory, though the only advices in the
Russian capital were those from Toko.
DOMESTlC— Considerable opposition to the
President's plan of railing: an extra session of
Congress next fall has developed among mem
bers of the Senate and House. ■ Complete
victory has rewarded Mayor Weaver's fight
againm the Philadelphia gas lease, the gas com
pany having withdrawn the offer and the local
machine being utterly routed. - — The Pres
byterian General Assembly, which has been In.
session at Wlnona Lake. Ind.. finally adjourned.
r Secretary Taft, at Cincinnati, argued that
It is legally feasible for the Senate to delegate to
the President euch powers as are contemplated In
th* arbitration treaties. rr=r= There were many
minor riots incident to the teamsters' strike In
Chicago. ■ Plans for the entertainment of.
President Fairbanks at the opening of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition were announced at
Portland, Ore. ■ Governor Higglns signed
the bills making the term of the Mayor of New-
York four years and taking- from tho Board of
Alderman the control of franchises.
ClTY.— Stocks dull at small price changes.
r It was said that at the meeting of the
Kquitable directors next Wednesday the Hyde
adherents would move for the rescinding:
of the adoption of the amended charter,
thereby preventing an appeal from the
decision of Justice IfaddoK In the law
Fuit. = Yonkers physicians were Interested
in the case of a boy meningitis patient who had
been unconscious more than fix weeks. —
Pennsylvania. Railroad officials suspected union
labor men of trying to wreck the new bridge
over the Hackensack River. .-. A Jersey City
justice ordered the grand Jury to indict Police
Chief Murphy and a captain for failing to close
a poolroom. ■ James Smith, jr., receiver of
the Shipbuilding Trust, submitted his report on
two of. its subsidiary corporations. == Squad
ron A went In camp for three days at Van
Cortlandt Park. =^= Charles F. Beely. of the
Wee Burn Golf Club, won the metropolitan
championship at the Fox Hills Golf Club, de
feating Archibald Graham, t The winners
at Oi>»<t»d were: (1) Toscan, (2) Candling,
<3) Klingsoo, (4) Cairngorm, (5) Hooray, (6)
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fair. The temperature yesterday: Highest 7<>
degrees; lowest. iY.'..
We desire to remind our readers who are
about to leave the city that The Tribune will
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or abroad, end address changed as often as
desired. Subscriptions may be given to your
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■SEW I.TU: 1\ I'AXAUA.
Governor Max lias auspiciously filtered
upon his «hnioK us Governor of the Panama
Canal Zone. All reports agree that bis acces-
Blon to t!m oiSce is favorably regarded by all
on the iMhmus, Pannraans and Americans alike.
That Is as it should be, and ;ik there was
every reason to expect it to he. for Judge
Maa*os) is precisely the man to ooinruaud such
favor and confidence and to command them
by fully deserving them. It is not yet known
•what change*, if ; y. he wilt make In the
general administration of affSirs in the zone.
There will, of course, be DO "clean swoop."
There is no occasion for anything of the port.
But the radical reorganization of the Canal
Commission, the joining of the Governorship
and the Mlnlstpraulp in one and the steady de
velopment of the unitary and canal work in
which we are engaged nil make it practically
Inevitable that there will be some changes, suf
ficient to characterise the establishment of a
We mention sanitary work before canal work.
thai is because reports on the former more
forcibly appeal to the American public than
on the latter. If it is announced -that so many
thousand men are at work on the canal, or
that so many -thousand tOM of earth have been
moved nt Culebra, the American public may
not be quite certain whether that indicates
slowness or expedition in canal work. But If
It be reported that there are six new cases
of yellow fever, or that there has not been
one new case for a week, the significance of
the statement is obvious to all. So the health
reports are sure to be watched more carefully
than anything' else.
In view of that, it might be regarded as omi
nous, or unlucky, that Governor Mngoon's first
health report after his inauguration told of
a new case of fever. That would be, however,
an unwarranted view. As we have hitherto
taa3e plain, our sanitary work down there, al
though proceeding rapidly, is by no means' yet
finished, and until it is complete the extinc
tion of fever Is not to be expected. Just now
the climate there Is at Its very worst, and con
ditions are much aggravated by the very work
that la being done for their improvement— Just
as travel about New -York was greatly Impeded
for a time by the work of building the subway
which was greatly to facilitate that travel.
Patience must be exercised a little longer, with
confidence that all will come right In the end,
and that before long.
In one respect that rjport by the Governor
was to be welcomed. It was an earnest that
there would be no concealment of facts, no
matter how unwelcome these might be. Such
frankness is most desirable. It is essential If
the public is to have confidence in tho admin
istration of affairs, and it is of great value as
a means of truthful information and of warn
ing. People who are thinking of going to Pan
ama ought to have a chance to know, upon the
best authority, what are the sanitary condi
tions there. Then they will themselves assume
responsibility for their welfare. Moreover, It
will not diminish, but will rather increase, the
credit which will In the end be due to the
American administrators to let tbe world
know just what difficulties they are dealing
with. When the sewere, water supply and
paving are all complete, and when thereafter
there has not been a case of yellow fever on
the isthmus for six months, it will be judi
cious to talk of the elimination of that plague.
Until then truthful reports and conservative ex
pectations will be the appropriate order of the
Till: FRANCHISE GRANTING POWER.
Tammany will probably seek to make some
capital with tho groundlings out of Governor
Uiggliiß's . fining the bills conferring the fran
chise granting i>ower upon the Board of Esti
mate and Apportionment. There is, however,
not an intelligent man in the city who does
not perfectly well know the utter incompetency
and irresponsibility of the Board of Aldermen.
Recent experience with the attempt to make
it respectable by conferring important powers
upon it only enforces the old lesson which led
us to shear It one after another of the old func
tions which under former charters it failed
properly to discharge.
The Board of Aldermen, elected In this city
by districts which for the most part are not
politically debatable, Is in no real sense repre
sentative of the people or responsible to them.
Ivot an alderman betray the people ever so
outrageously, if he has the favor of the party
boss he can hardly ever be turned down In
his district. The talk about leaving the fran
chise granting power with the Board of Alder
men and then working for good members of
It is sheer childishness. The Board of Estimate
much more really represents the public and
more intelligently responds to public sentl
meut thou the Board of Aldermen. It is elect
ed by the people of the whole city and of
whole boroughs, and there is a fair expres
sion of the popular will concerning each mem
ber. It is just as much a "home rule" body
as any which could be created, and the con
splcuity of the office Insures men of superior
character and intelligence.
Some prejudice against this measure has
beon excited because it was favored by the
Pennsylvania Railroad. Why shouldn't it have
been? The railroad people openly and frankly
put their case before the legislature, the Mayor
and the (Jovernor. Instead of proceeding in se
cret to lobby for the bills or to get Its franchises
corruptly without thorn, It did what anybody
with a grievance ought to do. Tho passage of
these bills under the circumstances Is n pro
minm on oorporate honesty and straightforward
ness and a stop In the advancement of political
THE SCANDINAVIAN CRISIS.
A grave crisis In Scandinavian affairs has fol
lowed immediately upon the Kings resump
tion of his functions. Tho King, exercising his
prerogative to an unusual extent, has refused to
sign a measure enacted by the Norwegian Par
liament, and in consequence the Norwegian Min
istry has resigned. This is the latest and thus
Ear most serious development In a process thnt
for some time has seemed to be making strongly
toward Scandinavian disunion. The overtures uf
the Crown Prince Regent to the Norwegians have
failed of their desired effect, and the western
kingdom is pursuing its own way regardless of
its partner. The controversy between them, it
will be recalled, has of late chiefly turned \ipon
the question of separate consular services, and,
seeing that one country is protectionist aud the
other iuclines toward free trade, tho Norwegian
desire for such separate services eeoms not un
reasonable. Now, falling to come to an agree
ment with Sweden upou the matter, the Nor
wegian government has sought to settle it for
Itself by enacting the establishment, begin
ning on April 1, 11*00, of an independent Nor
wegian consular service, which Is to be under
the direction of a Norwegian government bu
reau and in uo wise subject, as is the present
consular service, to the Ministry for Foreign Af
fair* which is common to both kingdoms. See
ing how largely consuls have to do with politi
cal and diplomatic matters, tho significance of
this step is apparent. It practically means thnt
.Sweden and Norway will thereafter present not
a united, but a divided front to the rest of the
world. If In their foreign relations they are di
vided, they can scarcely remain closely united
in domestic affairs. It is scarcely to be won
dered at that King Oscar deHines to approve so
revolutionary n measure.
A few years ago Norway moved for a remak
ing of the national flags so as to obliterate from
them the symbol of the union. To this Sweden
would not assent, and the Swedish flag still re
mains unaltered. But Norway did for herself
what she had suggested, and to-day her flag ex
hibits do sign of the union with Sweden. She
Is now, by legislative and administrative acts,
putting into practice what she then sought in
theory and In insignia, and it will take few more
steps. to complete the dissolution of the union
that has existed since ISI4. There is no thought
that Sweden will try to prevent it by force, and
even peaceful efforts to avert the rupture are
now being much relaxed as hopeless. It would
not be surprising, then, if in the near future
the union were dissolved, as Norway apparently
wishes and intends it to bo. A\ hat then? It is
understood that Norway would seek to make,
in place of the union, a defensive alliance with
Sweden, 'xnere are, however, grave reasons
for doubting whether Sweden would accept
such an arrangement Many of her most rep
resentative and influential men are strongly op
posed to it. and are demanding that Norway, if
she persists in severing the union, shall be left
to her own devices, to work out her own salva
It Is pointed out that Norway, left to herself.
■tight noon become the object of Russian aggres
sion. Russia has lons been trying to got in
sonic way access to the Atlantic through Fin
mark nnd Tromsoe, and if Norway were unsup
ported by any other power Russia would have
no trouble in seizing those provinces, especially
elnre Norway has neglected to fortify them In
any way, expending her military preparations
Instead upon the Swedish frontier, ns though
Sweden and not Russia wore the possible foe to
be feared. The extension of Rusisia's boun
daries from tho Varangor to the Ototen Fiord
might easily, therefore, bo a prompt sequel to
the dissolution of the Scandinavian union.
Sweden might acquiesce in it, upon the suppo
sition that Russian expansion to Tromsoe would
lesson Russian pressure along the Tornea Elf—
as well it might for a time. It can scarcely be
doubted that tho separation of Sweden and Nor
way would increase Russian activity In that di
rection, and it must not be forgotten that the
Czar nominally claims to be- the rightful lord of
Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Thnt Is a
claim which will probably never be realized,
but any changes among the Scandinavian pow
ers which would give opportunity for even Its
NEW-YOKK DAILY TEffBUNE. SUKDAT*. MAY 28. 1905.
partial assertion would he ominous of grare
THE TESTED RIGHT OF LAWBREAKIH&.
Anybody listening to the remarkable argu
ments matlfi by ex-Judge Olcott and others at
tho Governors hearing on the Ambler bill would
have thought that simple measure a general
license for mob violence against those good, law
abiding citizens, the keepers of Raines law
hotels. A great deal was said about vested
rights and confiscation; but, as a matter of fact,
the only vested right which this bill would con
fiscate ls the vested right to commit perjury
and continue In immunity to profit by It.
The liquor law establishes certain require
ments for a building in which a hotel ls to be
conducted. It must have at least ten rooms of
specific dimensions and a dining room and
kitchen. The buil'ling law of the city requires
a hotel over thirty-five feet in height to be fire
proof. The applicant for a liquor license must
make oath that his property meets these requlre
meiite. Yet under existing law, If he secures
the license by perjury in this respect, it ls prac
tically impossible to revoke his license, and,
armed with the certificate, he can go on con
ducting hie resort in deliance of law. In equity
a vested wrong can never become a vested right.
There is no confiscation in taking away what
uever should have been granted. The certifi
cates never could have been granted to these ob
jectionable places if the facts had been known
about them beforehand. The proprietors are
themselves to blame if their premises are not
already 60 equipped In conformity to law that
this measure does not concern them. And even
those who are delinqueut have an opportunity
10 pet In line now. Their past Immunity can
not be pleaded as a reason for regarding the
necessity of future obedience as a hardship.
One of the speakers at the hearing talked
about blackmail if this bill became a law. Who
would be blackmailed? Certainly not the law
abiding hotelkeeper. What standing has any
other? Does the gentleman avow himself the
representative of hotelkeepers who are bent upou
disobeying the law and are In fear of a meas
ure that makes ihe exposure of their lawbreak
ing easier? This bill puts absolutely no new
burden upon hotelkeepers. No honest man now
obeying the law will be affected by It He can
show his bedrooms, dining room and kitchen
ami his conformity to the building law. It ls
the perjurer only, who has professed to comply
with the law and not done so, who fears In
spection and the loss of his license.
Iv an address before the Society of Medical
Jurisprudence Magistrate Oramen recently
called attention to the foul condition of the
station house prisons of this city. Some of
them, he said, were not only a menace to the
health of the public, but a contamination to
Nr morals. An Investigation of several pris
ons by The Tribune, as told elsewhere in this
morning's Issue, bears out all that the magis
trate said. In each of four Btation houses vis
ited the cells were found to be damp, dark,
lilthy and mephittc; and these are said to be
typical of conditions found in practically all
tho other precinct Jails in the oily.
All of those visited wore built in basements,
with thick efone walls, stone ceilings and
floors, where tho sunlight penetrates faintly,
if at all, and the foul aw stagnates. Indeed,
almost every law known to modern sanita
tion is violated In their construction. Their
drainage 1b by means of traps that are hard
ly more than the open ends of sewers. Over
these traps drizzle faucets from which hang
the tin cups the prisoners are expected to
use In drinking. Yet In such holes it ls esti
mated that ono hundred and fifty thousand
prisoners are locked up each year. In v Inter
in many of the station houses the cells become
so cold that, according to the testimony of
doormen, tbe prisoners chatter "like a lot of
monkeys"; and in the humid weather of sum
mer the cold walls drip with condensed moist
ure, Only .1 begrimed pln:ik serves for n bed,
and it is used alike by the respectable citizen
who Is locked up by accident ami the most
loathsome outcast brought thither just ns be
was found in the street. No prisoner, no mat
ter how unclean, ls ever asked to bath** before
being locked up.
Such treatment of prisoners, guilty or not
guilty, violates the spirit of modern civiliza
tion. The doctrine that nothing is too bad for
the b:id belongs to feudal times. Tho foul sta
tion house prison Is, In truth, a survival of the
medieval dungeon. Both were built on the an
cient belief thai the way to dire moral ilLs ls
to add to them physical ills— that blighted virtue
needs not the sunshine to destroy the mildew,
but more blight and more mildew. Nowadays
the folly of such reasoning should be only too
apparent Mankind has come to realize more
than ever before the blessings of "sweetness
and light."' Diseases once considered incurable
are now healed simply by sunshine and fresh
air. The science of sanitation has driven awnr
oldtime pestilences and plagues. Builders are
compelled to let more sr.nshine Into tenement
houses, and whole blocks are torn down to make
small parks and "breathing spaces."
A prison need not be made a place of espe
cial comfort, but It should be clean. It should
also be lipht and airy. It should win the re
spect of a criminal for the law, instead of mak
ing him feel even more degraded. It should
help to heal, nnd not contaminate.
THE POLAR "CAPS" OF MARS.
The report that tho "first winter snowstorm
on Mars" was noticed recently at I'eroival
Lowell's observatory in Arizona serves as a re
minder of the many points of resemblance be
tween that planet and the earth. Owing to the
slant which their axes have, both experience a
change of seasons. When the half of either
body is so inclined to the sun as to receive
moVe than the average amount of warmth the
other half gets less than the average. A few
weeks ago a change of color in a certain locality
on the Martian surface was seen by one of Mr.
Lowell's assistants. The phenomenon might
poKSibly have boen due to the influence of vernal
temperatures upon vegetation, as it occurred ul
most exactly at the time of the equinox. In
the opposite hemisphere from that in which the
transformation took place autumn is now under
way. tlioush as yet It is not far advanced. It
may he assumed that it was there that the Flag
staff astronomers have just detected evidence
of cold weather. In middle latitudes, of course,
a snowstorm at a period corresponding to Octo
ber would be premature, but It would not be
unseasonable in the vicinity of the pole which
wns no longer exposed directly to the sun.
Concerning the conditions which control the
climate of Mars there lias been much specula
tion. That planet ls further away from the
centre of the solar system and ls smaller than
the earth. Perhaps It ls older. Besides, It ap
parently has a thinner blanket of gasea around
it. It is natural to infer, therefore, that It, has
parted with a larger share of its original heat
than our globe and that it derives smaller dally
reinforcements. How great the total difference
may be no one can say, but a supposition that
lower mean temperatures prevail on the Bur
face of Mars than here does not preclude faith
In the possibility that terrestrial weather is
duplicated to some extent on the body which
occupies such a conspicuous position In the
southern heavens every evening.
Relative to two other requisites to a Martian
snowstorm there is yet much uncertainty. Diffi
culty has been encountered In obtaining definite
evidence of the presence of water on our plan
etary neighbor. The material whose condensa
tion forms Its white polar caps may be some
thing else. The exact nature of the substance
Is still undetermined. It appears and disap
pears under conditions favorable to precipitation
and freezing, on tho ono hand, and to melting, on
the other; but the spectroscope and polariscope
have so far failed to solve the mystery of Its
composition. Satisfactory evidence is lacking,
too, about the atmosphere of Mars. Evapora
tion could not occur without a gaseous envelope
of one kind or another, and a vehicle for the
transfer of vapor from low latitudes to the poles
is also requisite. In the amount and density of
the air there a closer parallel seems to be af
forded by the moon, which has next to none,
than by the earth. Still, only a little atmosphere
1b needed to perform the work which is actually
done, and the existence of that even the moat
conservative astronomers concede.
The earth will again overtake Mars on the
celestial racecourse in 1907 and ISH»9. At the
points whore those "oppositions" will occur the
orbits of the two planets 111 lie closer to each
other than they did on the last occasion. With
better opportunities for scrutiny than any
which have beon afforded for several years, it
may then prove feasible to add appreciably to
the present stock of knowledge regarding the
object to which Lowell, Flammarlon end Schl
aparelll have devoted so much attention.
The Hon. Charles F. Murphy seems to think
that he can stand it if the Citizens Union can.
Postmaster General Cortelyou i<= B aid to be
preparing a list of "don'ts" for a guide in post
master etiquette. He is a recognized authority
on the subject, and his list will be scanned with
interest by postmasters who do not wi.«h to be
separated from the service for its good.
The undertaking to rid Staten Island of mos
quitoes is announced by the Health Board. It
Is a labor worthy of Hercules. That little Job
In the Augean stables was a holiday diversion
compared with it. We don't mean that the
whole Island is Infested with mosquitoes. Thera
are some parts of It that are as free from them
as any places In this part of the world. But
there are other parts of that borough which
make New-Jersey Itself seem quite bereft of
mosquitoes In comparison with them. It will
be worth while to do the work, however, at
almost any cost, for when It Is done Richmond
will be unsurpassed in the whole metropolitan
district In charm and desirability as a place of
At the present r.,oment a Russlan~""warshTp
seems to be a safer place than a Russian gov
President Roosevelt Is going to visit Tuskegee
next October. We hope that meantime the
Southern gentlemen who are so anxious to have
"the nigger know his place" will lay in a largo
supply of ice caps.
THE TALK OF TEE DAY.
A reader at the Bibliothequo Natlonale has dug
up the prescriptions for medicines which were or
dered to Prince Conde In his last Illness. A con
sultation of threo physicians prescribed "a syrop
made of rice, marshmallow roots and sugar
candies," and a blister to be applied night and
morning. The distinguished patient failed to im
prove aud a fourth doctor was called in, who or
dered "two ounces of a preparation of hyacinths
to fortify the heart and repair the exhausted
forces," followed by "poppy water," "syrop of
stag horns." "Ipecaehuana." "liquorice" and
"mistletoe roots." The prince lived through this
treatment for six months, when he died, acrord
ing to the death certificate, "of the malady from
which he was suffering." It doisn't make any dif
ference now, but it is natural to hope he didn't
die of anything worse.
THE NEXT THrXO.
The hoalth resort w« soon may know
Will bo a grnnd affair;
They'll sterilize its rain and snow
And filter all Its air.
An English paper prints a number of stories of
Beau Brummel, some of which, perhaps, are not
generally known. At tho Pavilion, at Brighton, he
ordered the footman to empty his snuffbox Into
the fire because a Bishop had taken a pinch un
asked. A mnn whom he had met at dinner offered
him a lift in his carriage to Lady Jersey's ball.
"Thank you, exceedingly." said the Beau, "but
how tin.- you to go? You would not like to g<»t
up behind, and I cannot be setn in the same car
riage with you." He made no secret of his humble
birth, jijid when asked about his parents declared
that "the poor old creatures both cut their throats
years n^o. eating peas with a knifu." Once, at
least, lirummel met his mutch. He was playing
haznrd at Brooks's, when a well known alderman.
a brewer, was ono of the party, "tome, Mash
tub," said Brummel, who was the caster, "what's
your set?" "Twenty-five guineas," was the reply.
"Well. then, hava at the Mayor's pony," said
Brummel, who proceeds to cast, and by a run
of luck won the stake twelve times in succession.
Pocketing the money, he thanked the brewer, and
promised that in future ho would drink no one's
portor but his. "I wish, sir," replied tha brewer,
"that every other blackg-uard in London would tell
mo the game."
A heap er bluffin" 's atone de>se days,
En I reckin', fus' en lus', hit pays.
If hit's a man er beas', don't pay da leas'
'Tension to wut hit doos er fays.
Do adiler '11 spre.'id es imld en blow
Kn fli.-k es tongue en klle up so
youM hoi' you' brof, ha'f scared to def.
If you'd come frum town en didn't know.
IV white nose' bumhlebeo can't sting.
'.X'.ylt ho 'tends h>>'s v reg'lar king,
Whin to en fro ho dodge en go
So fas' yo' most can't sf-o es wing.
De white man make a right smart fuss;
But us niggars — hit "s ol' news to us;
We ploughs right on till de sun done gone,
En lets de overseer cuss.
— (Charlotte Observer.
A farmer nt Alden. Okla., forty miles from Sny
der, founu a number of photographs In a good state
of preservation that had beon carried to his farm
by the recent tornado at Bnydcr.
Almost Human Intelligence. — Mrs. Mcßryde— John,
I'm simply disgusted. While I was out thia morn-
Ing the rat K"t into the pantry and ate every single
thing cxc.-it a cake I ha<! Just baked.
Mr. Mcßryde — What a wonderful thing animal
Instinct is, to be sure! — (Cleveland Leader.
"The Sydney Bulletin" t<-lls of a motoring doc
tor who ran into mul capsized a pedestrian. He
looked behind him. and seeing the man still prone,
made a circuit and ran back, intending to stop
beside and help him. But the motor shot a
yard or two beyond the mark and hit the man
again Just as he was setting up. The doctor turned
his car once more, and was cautiously stealing near
to the prostrate sufferer when an excited spectator
ru?iie<l from the sidewalk, and, shaking the victim,
exclaimvd: "Look out! He's coming at you again!"
whereupon the man scrambled up and started to
Mrs. Crawford- Now that the honeymoon Is over
I suppose you find your husband has grown eco
nomical with his kisses?
Mrs. Crabshaw- He has reached a n-nrw stage
than that, my dear. He has grown economical
with his money. — (BJuatrated lilts.
A Birmingham euttrch warden, says "The r.nn
di'n News," was reading at a vestry in»ctin^ a list
of subscriptions to the parochial funds. The list
began as follows: "The vicar, a guinea; Mrs. ,
half a guinea; an anonymous donor, myself, twenty
Remarriageable.— Mrs. Dearborn— And has he any
Mrs. Wahaah— just now. but he expects to
have two next week; there seems to be no doubt
about their getting their divorces! — (Yonkers
There ««emi to be something in names after all.
The hundred-gated Thebes sung by Homer has a
proud place in history, and now Thebes in "Egypt"
in Illinois has come forward with a claim to fame,
that of having the only bridge over the Mississippi
between St. Louis and Memphis. The "Egyptians •
and the neighboring Mlssourians are to be con
gratulated over this new conquest of the "Father
Gave Himself Away.— Detective Captain— How
old you manage to apot the thief through his wom
Detective— l saw him sit-down, and noticed that
he gave his skirt a hitch with both hands. a 9 if
to keep It from bagging at the knees. Then I
grabbed (Washington Star.
About TeopJe and .Social Incident
w 1, : S^nSSi^S&d i, ex-
P e^ed h to gt rr oetur0 eturn M^mor«>w from a short vla.t to
°55e*icretW of the Interior and Mrs Hltch
roTk wm remain in Washington several weeks
longer and Ten w.ll go to their country home in
Hampshire. Miss Hitchcock is making a
short out of town, but will return to-morrow.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
r»ROM THK TBIBITt* BrßfcAC.l
Washington. May 27.-Dr. Diego Mendoia. the
Minuter from Colombia, will be presented to the
President on Monday afternoon^
The French Ambassador and Mme. Jusserand
will anil for Kurope on Thursday.
The Haitian Minister and Mme. Leger. with the
latter', niece, Miss Bourke. will leave Washington
on June 15 for Deer Park, wh^re they will spend
Mme. Wilenkin will sail for Europe on June 8. ac
companied by her two small children and their
governed M Wllrnkln's official duties at the
Russian Embassy will not permit him to Join hl3
family until later in th© season.
The Siamese Minister has offered a Drlze for
a handicap golf match, which will be played under
tho auspices of the Chevy Chase Club on June 7.
PERSONAL NOTES FROM WASHINGTON.
I FROM THI TRIBfNB BDXBAV-]
Washington. May 27.— Commander and Mrs. Cam
eron McR. Winelow and their family le/t Wash
ington to-day for Newport, where they have a cot
Miss Oliver, daughter of the Assistant Secretary
of War. won in the women's golf tourney at the
final match game, played yesterday on the links of
tho Chevy Chise Club.
The Superintendent of Public B»»!<Mnr3 and
Grounds and Mrs. Bromwell will have hfre on
Wednesday for Mackinac Island, Michigan, where
Mrs. Bromwell and her children will spend the
General and Mrs. Draper, who have been at their
home, In Hopedale, Mass.. since they left Wash
ington, will spend the summer in Scotland.
Country and yacht clubs are the 6Cene o* much
gayety and animation to-day, especially the Sea
wanhaka Corinthian, at Oyster Bay, where the new
commodore, William K. Vandert.tlt. Jr., hoisted his
flag yostrrday, at the first of the series of sum
mer races. Sails will dot the entire Sound to-day,
and those who are not afloat or at clubs
ashore will be found scattered at the various
country houses which are the scene to-day of
week-end parties. Town is deserted, and alnady
the exodus to Newport, to Lenox, to Bar Haxbor
and Southampton is well under way.
Marrlaga bells will be heard ringlris; throughout
the next two weeks in New-York and Ita vicinity.
A series of marriages will begin to-morrow with
that of Miss Katharine Curtis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William R. Curtis, to Henry Hill Pierce,
at Calvary Church, Summit. N. J. Phuenix In
graham will be the best man, and the ushers will
comprise Poott McLanahan, Winifred Denison.
Mortimer Warren. J. P. Cotton, Jr., Thomas L.
Pierce and Charles Ea6tman, of Portland, Me.
Miss Helen, Miss Mildred and Mi?s Lena Curtis.
Miss Elisabeth Vpton, of Orange, and Miss Kve
lyn Pierce will be in attendance on the bride. The
guests from town will tn-el on the Delaware.
Ij-i-kawanna and Western Railroad in special cars,
starting at 2 p. m. The ceremony will be followed
by a reception at the Summit home of the patents.
of the bride.
Among the weddings set for Thursday is that of
Ansel Phelps and Miss Georgiana "SVUmerdlr.g,
daughter of the late John Christopher WUnierding,
at No. 110 East 36th-st.. the home of the brido'a
cousin, Mrs. John Magee Ellsworth. Stowe Phelps
will be his brother's best man, and Coster Wll
merding. Frederick O. Spedden, Ezra Lincoln and
Howard Sherwood will be the ushers. Miss Wll
merding will have no bridal attendants, and there
will be no reception after the ceremony. The
newly married couple will spend the summer
Miss Eva Lawrence will be wail led on the same
day to David Houghtallng Taylor, at St. Bartholo
mew's Church, tho ceremony being performed by
Bishop Greer. assisted by the Rev. I>r. Lelghton
Parks. Miss Lawrence, who la one of last winter's
debutantes, will have as her bridal attendant Miss
Mabel LpfTerts Jon»>s. Miss Gertrude Kaston. Miss
Dorothy Corbiere, Miss Isabel Carey. Miss Frances
Bingham, Miss Janet Blackwcll, Miss Adelaide
Hegeman, Miss Edit*) Cooke and Miss Eulaiie
Matthews. William Taylor 'Rill be his brother's
best man and Connor and Herbert Lawrence. Ed
ward R. Otheman. J. Augustus Barnard, Louis G.
Smith, Joseph S. Stout anil Arthur I. Taylor will
be the ushers. The ceremony will be followed by
a reception, given by the father of the bride,
Frank E. Lawrence, the president of tha Lotos
Club, at his house in Madison -aye.
Old St. Mark's Church will be the scene on Sat
urday of the marriagre of Gllliat Schroeder and Miss
Helen White Stevens, daushter of Mrs. Berkoley
Mostyn by her first husband, the late Alexander
Stevens, and a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant.
Who cave the land on which the church is built.
Miss Alexandra Stevens will be her sister's maid
of honor and Miss Mollia Lefferts. Miss Louisa
Schroeder, Miss Elizabeth WlnthroD Stevens,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ledyard Stevens, and
Mia. Dorothy Pierrepont Edward, will be the
bridesmaids. Walden Pell. Arthur Dilano Weekes.
Jr., Reginald S. Willis and Oscar E. Stevens will
be the ushers, while Henry A. Schroeder will be
his brother's best man.
A number of people will go out of town on Sat
unlay :o RUlgerteld, Conn., to attend the worthing
thera of Miss Wlnona King, daughter of Mrs. J.
Hi ward King, and Oliver Perm. of Baltimore.
Bishop McVickar, of Rhode Island, will perform
the ceremony. Miss Irene King, the fiancee of
Francis C. Carley. brother of Mrs. Oliver Harri
man, will be the only bridal attendant. Frank
Carley, Nelson Pcrin. Eben Byers, Nathaniel Me-
Kay, William Hltt and Percy Pyuo, Jr., will be the
: nd Lawrence Perm his brother's best man.
The bride will bo given away by her brother-in
law. Edward S. Jaffray McVickar. who married
Miss Rittie King. The ceremony will be followed
by a wedding breakfast at Mrs. King's country
pla< •> at Rlilgefield. The bridegroom la a son of
the late Nelson Pertn, a Yale graduate.
Mrs. Benjamin Knower and M!«s Margaret
Knower sailed yesterday for Europe. They will go
to Part, to stay with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Coieman
Drayton. who are spending the season there. Mrs.
Drayton was .Miss Constance Knower,
The I>ad!rs" Kennel Association of America w!!l
bold its third awn isJ Mimmrr dog show on the Fair
Grounds at Mlneohi Wednesday wff>k. a larse
number of entries have bees received. Mrs. Jamos
I* Kernorhan, the president, ami Mrs. Jules J.
Vatahie. the vlcc-presul. Nt of the association, are
taking an active part in the organization of the
Among those who sailed yesterday wore Mr. nn.l
MrSyAusnstna Jay an.l th.ir s.> n . De Lancey Jay,
v.'ho g.:^s to London to become private secretory
to the new American Amhasiadm' to th« Court ot
St. James's. Mr. Augustus Jay was ..no of the sec
retaries of the American Mission on the banks of
the fcelne when Mr. Whttelaw Reid occupied the
post of envoy to Fran?e. and his eldest son. Peter
Jay. Is a secretary of th» American Kml-assy at
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tun-hot w m spent the sum
m.r at Bar Harbor.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Drexcl, who are now In the
Adirond.irks. will go to Newport for the season the
week after next.
Mr. ar.l Mrs. Reginald C. TswiefWH, whs spent
hut week at Boston, go to-day to Philadelphia for
the horse show.
Sir Mortimer Durand. the British Ambassador
to the United States, arrived yesterday from Eng
land with his only aim, Captain Henry Durand. of
the •!■ i-ancors. Tho latter regiment is stationed
in India. The captain will spend tils furlough at
Lenox, where Lady Durand and Miss Durand have
already taken up their residence, and where the
■nmmer quarters of the BritJun abakaesy v. »_
Mlae Honor Barr waa married rMttrday t» *•>*
Sheaf* Dougla*. at the W« Ktlh-at. borne e/kZ
parent*. Mr. and Mrs. WllUan R. Bair. whe c«v
brated on the iun« occasion their sll7«r waddlai
But for tho recent death of Mrs. Barf ■ brother
in-law, Robert H. Turle. former president of th* s»
Georges Society, there would have been a tri^*
celebration, since Mr. and Mrs. Tttrl* were married
on the same day as Mr. and Mrs. Barr. The brt<s%
who was siren away by her father, was arrayVj
In white satin and point lace. Her bridal at
tendants were her sister. Miss OlUlan Barr; her
cousin, Miss Lucy Mayo Smith, Mies Rosalie Gt?.
diner Jones. Mlsa Helena. Ely. Miss Grace Quack
enbush. Miss Hilda. Goodwin and MUs Mart*
Doug-las, wno were dressed in frocks of whits
crepe, trimmed with silver knots and bows, &
lieu of hats, they wore short tulle veils, fasten**
with silver tiaras, the sfiver ornaments belr.j la
honor of Mrs. Barr's silver -wedding. Frederick
Douglas was his brother's best man, and the ushers
were Horatio Krans, Reginald Jevor.3. Louis Ber
rian and Washington lirauna.
Mr. and Mrs. BavWfft L. Battwlai have ;; e fi
town for their count- Falla
N. V. t for tbe summer.
Mr. and Mrs. David D. Eggleston win occupy
Henry T. Sloane's former home. No. 8 East 35ti.
St., next winter, having been for' to vacate their
house, in East 35th-st., which Ii fcelny torn dewa
to make way for a mercantile building;. They havt
left town for their country plan* at RichSeU,
Conn., where they will spend the Bummer.
A new public road coach, the Vigilant, will b"s!a
daily trips this week be! ■ tea the Holland Hous»
and the Suburban Rldlnx and Driving Club, at Fort
Washington, reaching the. latter place in time for
dinner, and returning; to town afterward.
Mr. and Mr«. Ira A. Kip, Jr., and William E. Stew,
art have issued invitations for an all day enter
tainment at the former"! "West Orange place, Mount
Pleasant Stock Farm, for Saturday next. Clay
pigeon shooting in the morning will be follow*!
by luncheon, which in turn will be succeeded try
steeplechases and flat races, and a gymkhana.
Mrs. Frederick De Peyster and the Misses De
Peyster are booked to sail on June 15 for Europe,
and will spend the summer abroad.
Invitations have been Issued by Mr. and Mrs. S.
Montgomery Roosevelt for the marriage of •-.»
latter's daughter, Mlas Augusta Boyleston, to Don
ald Campbell, on June 14. at St. James's Church.
Skaneateles. There will be a reception afterward
at Roosevelt Hall.
From Boston comes the announcement that the
marriage of Miss Elfrida Roosevelt to Ones Clark,
of England, will take place on June 13.
NOTES FROM TUXEDO PARK.
IBY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBrXT.I
Tuxedo Park. X. Y. May —Threatening
weather to-day did not hinder in the least the so
cial engagements scheduled for the week's end. A
large number cf well known persons came out to
day to pa?s Sunday at the clubhouse and as guests
of the cottagers.
The week's end was marked by a number of ar
rivals at the cottages of those who have leased
them for the season, the cold weather of last week
preventing many from arriving.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierre LoriUard. who arrived from
Washington on Thursday at Keewaydln. Is enter
taining a house party over Sunday.
Others who entertained house parties, followed
by dinners, this evening were Mr. and Mrs. Edson
Bradley. Mr. and Mr». H. O. Havemeyer. Jr.. Mr.
and Mrs. Fred. R. HaUs»-y. Mr and Mrs. R. F. Cut
ting and Mr and Mrs. James D. lAyng. Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Alexander, who opened
■their villa on Thursday, entertained at dinner to-
Many of those who came out for the Hobson-Hull
wedding on Thursday remained until to-day at the
clubhouse, and were entertained by Mr. and M C s.
George H. Hull. The Misses Hobson. J. A. Blunt.
Edward De Graffenreid. Mrs. Charles Price. Gen
eral Joseph Wheeler and Lieutenant Hobson were
among the party. arrivals tWs week wew Mr.
Among the cottage arrlrals this we-k were Mr.
and Mrs U B. Gawtrey. of Albany, Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Rogers. Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. Harris Fahnestoclt,
Mr and Mrs. Montgomery Hare. Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Redmond. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Keech, Mi-,
and Mrs. Herman Vogel and Miss E. I* Breese.
Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard S. Brown and Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Town© have taken apartments at the Winter
Club for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Chanler. who have been la
the email Jullllard cottage- since winter, sailed on
the Philadelphia to-day to pass the summer in Eng
land. They will return to Tuxedo In the autumn
and occupy their new villa, which will then have
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Halsey entertained at lunch
eon and dinner at their cottage to-day. Among th»
guests were H. A. Foote, Miss Cowan. Mrs. Cowan
Carlisle Norwood, who ha» vacated the small
Garrison ccttage and Is now staying at the club,
this week entertained Mr. and Mrs. William G.
Roelker. Mr. and Mrs. Joel Rathbone. Miss Nor
wood and Miss Kate Norwood.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Plerson. Jr., closed their Tux
edo villa to-day. They will go to Newport for the
MR. WOLFSOHN ENGAGES MUSICIANS.
Berlin. May -Henry Wolfsohn. of New-York,
who is now in this city, arranged while here and
in London and Paris with several «!r.gers ar.<l
musicians to appear in America during the com
ing season. Among them are Mac. Kir l c^y-Lunn.
contralto, the Kundry of th© English ••Parsifal"'
oompany; Ben Davies, the tenor; Raool Pug"", t-a
French pianist; Maria Hall, a young violinist.
whose work has attracted the attention of Kasale»
critics for two yeara, and Qwylim Miles, of >ew-
York. who Is taking part in concerts in Germany
MR. OOELL STARTS FOR PARIS.
Berlin. May 27.— Ex-Governor Odell and Mrs.
Odell left Berlin for Paris to-day. Thence they will
go to London. The automobile in which they hmr»
been travelling in Southern Europe since Febru
ary has been sent to England, and it ia not likely
that It will be used again on this side of thd At
lantic, as the Odells are tiled of it. Ambassador
and Mrs. Tower gave a luncheon In their honor ca
Mrs. Arthur Paget. who Is still In • .-.» privat*
hospital of Professor Hoffa. recovering from th*
Injuries she sustained in falling down the elevator
shaft of h r London house, six months ago. ia
able to walk a little with tho aid of two cruses.
She receives many callers In her rooms, which »r»
always filled with flowers, among which usually
are some sent by direction of King EJwarJ.
EMPEROR WILLIAM RETURNS TO BERLIN
Berlin, May 27.— Eraparor William returned to
Berlin to-day after nine week.< absence from the
capital. He looked well, and was cheere.l by the
crowds of people going to work as he <irov»
through the streets to the palace. The KmprcsO
private car was detached from the Wiesbaden
train at Wlldpark Station. The Empre-s was
deeply veiled, so as to conceal the bandases cov
ering the injuries on her head, sustained by fall
ing downstairs at Wiesbaden on May ZL She w=s
driven to th* New Palnco at Potsdam. Th* Em-
F-t rot i V. nv 'w lou * ■tat^a of Emperor Frederick, at
i-harlottenburg. in commemoration of the SDOtb
anniversary of th * founding of Berlins lars?s:
AMERICAN MINISTERS HONORED.
Copenhagen. May 17.— King Christian to-day re*
eelTCd in audience the retiring American Minis
ter, Mr Swenson. who presented his letters of re
call The Kln»r afterward received the new Amer
loan Minister. Mr. O'Brien, who presented his cre
dentials. The King conversed at lenrth with Mr
Bwenaon, complimenting him on his success h-W
and expressing regret at his recall ' I'm wv^ente-d
kfer^an^iL a " K hot <*raph^The waffiSS
tstcr and isk«d him to cotivev his ■
Stockholm. May 27 -The American Consular
Corps to-day presented to the retiring Minister.
Asa maTkTf a |st^m a * nd or ■»» *"* •«•
SUGAR PLANTER LEFT $1,423,992.
Oakland. CM., May r.-The estate of Samuel T.
Alexander, the Hawaiian su 3 nr plant v.ho tft'd
S*«S' 5 uth Africa, hu I ipwtoftl •'
£S^«.£««- $ ' W - COd «■ «° «* dlstri!3i:te.i
?? m v K^. r Ti **• Th,> rrn,amJ.. r of the estate U
to be divided among the widow and five children.