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NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JTJ_NE 25. 1905.
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NEW-YORK'S PROTECTION AGAINST YELLOW FEVER
Disir-fection Ha_s Given Way to More
-fttcn for The Trihnne by Pr. A. H. I>otr, Health I
Offlr-er of the rort of Nenr-Vork.
Tb* __?u_atlo_s whlch are ln force at the
Ktvr -Ycrk Quarantine Statlon to detect the
Ir^rnr. of yellow fever on incoming vessels.
^____ ln th* thorough inspection of all per
-jbb who airive from ports infected with thls
???__-*- Neither the statement made by pas
gp! or crew as to thelr physical condition.
Mm a vlsuaJ examination of said persons, ls
jmr-a sufflclent for this purpose, inasmuch as
ttm who are entering th* stage of invasion of
un lnfectlous disease may at the time of ln
gpaction appear perfectly well.
TO detect this early stage the thermometer
l?s for the last seven or eight years been a
?art of the regular examination of persons ar
jfrtng from infected ports. The value of this
jnstrument ls apparent, inasmuch as it records
temperatures whlch are above the normal and
>j_licates the presence of fever and the approach
et disease before it ls known to the patlent or
t'nder the present regulations those whose
temperature ls above the normal register are re
garded as suspects, and are removed to Hoff
mtn Island for observation. While at this
place bacteriological examinations of Ihe blood
are made, not with the expectation nf proving
the presence of yellow fever, but lather the
presence or absence of malaria. All are held
antll lt is evidcrit that no infectious disease e?
jbts. I.ruring the time that the thermometer
ha* become a part of the regular examination
at thls st. ti"ti many cases of inf-ctlous disease
ln the early stages have been detected, which
probably would have escaped the ordinary in
Yellow fever is now known to be transmitted
from one person to another by a variety of the
mosquito known as the "Stegomia." This mos?
quito does not, under ordinary Hrcumstanees.
breed tn this part of the country. but is found in
the southern portion of the United States and
various other parts o* the world. While there
are Mtne who believe that there may be other
means of infection than by the mosquito. there
ls at present no proof of it. and as the result of
the m?>.. careful investigation we are justlfled
in usuming that the mosquito alone transmlts
I; is important. however. to understand that
th- stir.g of the "Stegomia"' does not transmit
re'low fever unies? it has prevlously been in?
fected by stfncing a person who ls suffering from
lisease. Investigation has also demon
I a peculiar fact ln connection with thls
ot th? subject. 1. e, that the "Stegomia"
? transmit the disease directly from one
person to another. but that an Interval of about
d;' ys 1 .u. . .aps. between the time that
the mosquito recehres the infection and the time
thal It is capabJe of transmitting it.
A CURIOUS FACT.
The .?;..? --tion ls frequently asked. Why, lf yel
tott fever is cmtracted through the medlum of
U? mosquito, is there not danger of this dls
: ransmitted when a case occurs on a
ln transit from an infected port?
retlcally, this should oecur: practlcally.
er, It does not. except in rare instances.
So f.ir as my experience ls concerned, I have
r.< er luwwti of a case of yellow fever that was
co.tracted on shipboard. i. e., transmitted from
another in transit. Vessels are daily cora
lnK to this port from yellow fever infected areas,
bm the history of every case of this disease thus
far at the Xew-York quarantine station shows
thai the infection was received at the port of
departure. and not on the vessel.
Throughout the period that yellow fever was
pi .-vale-nt ln Cuba, cases of this disease were
frequently removed from vessels arriving from
Havana and other Cuban ports, hut in every in?
stance the beginning of the disease was shown
to be within a period of flve days from the time
of departure from the infected area, Five days
la now regarded as the maximum period of ln
cubation of yellow fever.
An exceedingly signiflcant fact lies in the
history of vessels corning from South American
pcrts. whlch are at least three weeks in transit
to New-York. While the best evidence has fre?
quently been presented by the shlp "s log and
by the statements of the captains and surgeons
of these vessels that within flve days after leav?
lng port one or more of the members of the
crew or passengers became 111 and died of. or
recovered from. yellow fever, ln no instance
has there been reasonable proof that secondary
cases of the disease occurred in transit.
Furthermore, no cases of yellow fever have
bsen found on vessels arriving at Xew-York
from these ports. I am well aware that Jn
stanoes havo been cited by trustworthy authorl
tiee where secondary cases were belleved to
have occurred on shipboard in transit, but this
eondltion has never come under my observatlon.
X feel sure that experienced and practleal sani
tarlans wlll at least agree that the transmission
Of Infection on shipboard is exceedingly rare.
Many of the cases ln former years, whlch were
reported as having been infected with yellow
fever on shipboard, were undoubtedly ill with
malarial fever. Expert diagnostlcians agree
that ln some Instances it is practlcally impossi?
ble to decide between these diseases without
an examination of the blood. This aid ln dl
ftgnosis has oniy been at our command for the
last fifteen or twenty years. In 1S80 Dr. Lav
eran, a French army surgeon, on duty ln Al
giers. dlscovered the organism which causes
malarial fever. Hls method of detection was
subsequently lmrroved upon and simplifled. and
the examination of the blood cf patients be?
lleved to bo suffering from yellow fever or
malarial fever, is now a part of the regular ex?
amination for the detection of these diseases.
61nce the addltlon of this method to the or?
dinary examination, the reports of secondary
cases of yellow fever occurring on shipboard in
transft have been notably diminshed.
TBX MOQUITO'S HABIT.
Why yellow fever is rarely transmitted on
?hlpboard after the vessel has departed from an
Infected port is probably due to a number of
reasons. The fact that twelve days must elapse
between the Infection of the mosquito and the
time that lt can transmit the disease will to a
certain extent furnish protection to those on
shipboard. partlcularly lf the voyage is less
than twelve days. However, this would not in
itself furnish full protection for this period, as
it would be possible for Infected mosquitoes
from shore to reach the vessel before Its de?
In order to understand why there ls not much
dangf. from thls source to those in transit, lt
wlll be necessary to know something of the
hablte of the yellow fever mosquito. Mosquitoes
as a ru!e do not willlngiy go far from home, and
f-ti* 'Stegomia," the variety which transmlts
yellow fever. is a notable example of this. and
there ls abundmt proof that it remalns in close
proximity to its home or breeding place. The
experlence of sanltary officers in Havana during
the period that yellow fever was present in that
place showed that the appearance of this disease
m a certain locality was followed by cases in
some house nearby, either ihe adjoining houses
or in one or more on the opposite ride of the
street and not at a distance. lt has been recog
nized by all observers that the disease is con
flned to certain localitiPS.
In a very interesting account of the yellow
fever epidemic which occurred in Norfolk. Va.,
in 1S55, and published in the following year, the
Rev. George T. Armstrong, the author. who
was present in that city during the outbreak
and contracted the disease. after givin^ a de?
talled description of the epidemic states hls
conclusicn as to the cause and pecullaritles of
yellow fever. I quoto as follows:
"Those who were active in administering to
the sick and did tak? the fever did not take
it as a general thing until as an epidemic it
reached the part of the city ln which they re
sided. In my own case I wa? for more than
slx weeks almost constantly during the day
among the sick, the dying and the dead, and
this ln a part of the clty where the fever was
raging with the greatest violence; yet I dld not
take the fever until as an epidemic it reached
the part of the city in which I lived, and then
I was one of the first to he prostrated by it.
I could mentlon many other cases similar to
my own. Those who res.ded in the adjoining
country and came into the city durinsc the day
in no instances that I have heard of took the
TWO IMPORTANT POINTS.
It is rather remarkable that an observer fifty
years ago, with no knowledge of the exact means
by whlch yellow fever is contracted, should
have recognized two of the most important
points connected with the transmisslon of the
A STEAM CHAMBER FOR D.SiNFECTING CLOTHES AND BEDDING ON BOARD THE
JAMES W. WADSWORTH.
(Copyrlght by E. A. Austln.)
Central Park Trees Not Beceiving Proper Care
The trees in Central Park are not ??^?
proper care. Some are dying. Some a read>
dead have not been removed. New trees to take
dead nave f those which soon
their places and the places oi u?- ,?_,vy?
w,ll ? dead are not being set cut. D^d limbs
_re not removed from living trees. Trees are
___?acally trimmed when they are trlmmed
at all. Squirrel houses. to the number of about
?io bundrod. and telephone wires have been
fastened to the trees. There are other exidci.ces
of lack of care in the park. Boys are permit ml
to climb into the trees without molestatton.
Flower beds are not only not cared for properl..
but poor plants are permitted to disgrace them.
The attendanee of an expert is not needed to
prove this to any one walking through the park.
It is self-evident. Tn, following are some of the
evidences observed by a representative of The
Tribune while walking through the southeast
quarter in the neighborhood of the Arser.al. in
which is the office of Commissioner Pallas:
The beautiful eathr-dral-lik- arch of the Mall
ls not kept in good condltion. Then are dead
branches on the magnlncent elm* on both sides
of the great walk between the statues of Soott
and Burns and that of Fitz-Greene Halleck.
Nearby. on the west side. is a dead Lombardy
poplar and another partly dead. The former is
hardly more ornamental than a telegraph pole.
On another tree nearby the leaves are shrivel
llng. The ground beneath is half covered with
f alien leaves. A wlre fence bordering the
branching walks on the same side is In a dis
graceful condltion. The wires are slack. A
large number of the stakes lean over at all the
angles between 90 and 1S0 degreta.
At the upper end of the Mall on the west sid*
is a fountain whose spouting reminds one of the
task of Sisyphus. Imposed upon the stream ls
the ever recurring task of opening a way for
itself to the air above. As often as it arcom
plishes this the resurging water reimposes the
burden and again it must 11ft the blanket. Op?
posite this fountain is an elm v*hich is half
disease, namely. that yellow fever occurs in
certain localities and grows from a given point,
and that the disease Is generally contracted at
night. An explanation of this is as follows:
Mosquitoes wh...h transmlt yellow fever do
not go far from their home or breeding place
and are most active after sundown. At the
DR DOTY'S DISINFECTING STEAMER IN OPERATION ALONGSIDE VESSEL SUSPECTED TO CONTAIN BUBONIC PLAGUE GERMS.
The men in pajamas are awaiting the disinfection of their ordmary clothmg.
(Copyrigrht by E. A. Austln.)
present time the residential part of seaport
towns is not as a rule along the water front nor
In close proximity to vessels lying at wharves.
Therefore infected mcsquitoes would have some
distances to fly in order to reach these vessels
and this is at variance with their habits.
Furthermore, vesseis piying between United
Statrs ports and yellow fever areas make quick
trlps, do not remain long in port, are in good
sanltary condit'ion, and offer no breeding place
for the mosquito. It must also be consldered
that in a town where yellow fever is prevalent
the number of infected insects is comparative'y
small. Although mosquitoes are commonly
found on vessels lying at the dock. the testi
mony of passengers and crew concluslvely shows
that after the departure of the vessel they rap
idly disappear and but few are found after the
flrst or second day.
It has also been asked why. if the yellow
fever mosquito does not propagate ln this part
of the country. did numerous outbreaks of the
disease occur in New-York City between 1TU8
and 1820? I believe that it is explained in the
following way: The small wooden trading ves?
sels of one hundred years ago. whlch plied be?
tween the Un _ed States and foreign ports. were
usually a number of weeks in securing a full
cargo. which at Cuban and Central American
ports inciuded materlal which decomposed read
lly and became offensive; with the water which
reacned the hold of the vessel through leaks or
rain, many breeding and feeding places for the
mosquito were furnished. At the time referred
t > a poi-tion of the native population lived along
the shore and in close proxlmity to the vessels
which were taking cargo for foreign ports;
therefore. there was a close afflHation between
the members of the crews of these vessels and
the natlves and every reason why the non-in
fected and infected mosquitoes should reach the
vessel and why they should breed there and
transmit the disease to those on board.
Durlng the summer of 179S yellow fever ap?
peared in New-York, at the foot of Peck Sllp.
The statement is clear as to the manner in
which it ocurred. A bark laden with an of?
fensive cargo arrived at Peck Slip from a
Cuban port with a history of cases of a malig
nant fever. Portions of the cargo which were
offensive were evidently thrown overboard at
thls place. Withln a few days afterward cases
of yellow fever appeared.
A copy of the report of the City Health Offi
cer of that period which is now in my posses?
sion specifically states that the santtary con?
dltion at Peck Slip and vicinity at the time re?
ferred to was exeeedingly bad, owing to the
presence of offensive sewage. etc. Resi
dences were sltuated along the waterfront, and
it was in these houses that the yellow fever
flrst appeared. It is perfectly logical and rea
sonable to assume that this vessel which ar?
rived from a yellow fever infected area not only
had cases of this disease on board, but con?
tained many breeding places for the propaga
tion of the Stegomia. Under these conditions
there was no reason why secondary cases should
not have occurred in translt or why the breed?
ing nlace of this insect should not have been
transferred to the shore in the vicinlty of Peck
Slip to continue until the appearance of cold
THE PLAGUE TJNDEP*, CONTROL.
The knowledge which we now possess regard?
ing the means by which yellow fever is propa
gated and the methods which are employed in
preventing the extension of the dis.ase, com
bined with the enforcement of modern sanita
tlon, both on land and on shipboard. has prac?
tically placed us in control of yellow fever. and
we are justifled in belleving that the serious
outbreaks which from time to time have oc?
curred In the South are things of the past. It
is quite certain that this part of the countrj' has
nothing to fear from this disease.
It may be of interest to add that disinfection,
so far as being a means of preventing the exten?
sion of yellow fever. is now regarded as unnee
essary, and has been practically discontinued.
This removes a serious obstacle and expense to
commerce, as well as a great annoyance to
people coming from yellow fever infected
ANGORA GOAT RAISING.
Desirable Industry for Consump
tives to Engage in.
Out of the West comes a new hope for con
sumptlves ln whom the disease has not reached a
stage that unfits them for light labor. So often
one hears the cry that So-and-So cannot go to a
clirne where there is promise of regalning health
and strength and building up defective lungs be?
cause he has no means of eamlng a livellhood
there. In the raising of Angora goats, a rapidly
growing industry in the foothills of Texas. Ari
zona. New Mexico, C?_ifornia. Oregon and Wash?
ington, a new Held seems to open for the unfor
A small amount of capital is neeessary. In the
Neglect, Poor Taste and Bad Judgment
Are MarTing This Beautiful Spot.
dead. Black and barren branches rise from the
trunk on all sides. Telephone wires are at
tached to two or three trees at this point.
A squlrrel house stuck up in the crotch of one
of the magnlfloent elma Impertinently Intrudes
upon the majestic aisle of the Mall. It looks as
much in keeping with the scene as it would lf
stuck in the gothic arches of a great cathednU.
Swinging around to the castward, south o_
the Caslno. and crossing the drive, one eomes
upon several standing dead trees. In the angl
formed by the drive and the walk opposite Eaat
6_$____ are two dead or dying trees. On the
rock just below is a tree as dead as the tradi
tional doornall. Oh the east side of the walk
nearby. and just under the edge of the rock orY
which" the smali surnmer houses rest, is a leaf
lesa and dead American chestnut. and just a
little below it on the right hand side of the walk
is a dead walnut tree. Just before passing
under the road crossing tho park from East
65th-st., on the way to the Arsenal one eomes
upon two oaks on tho left hand from which dead
11m bs should be removed.
The flower beds around the Arsenal Itself a
week ago were illustrations of what a flower bed
in a public park should not be. Around the
borders were lilies whose leaves were rusty and
urled up around the edges. They looked as lf
they were dying for lack of water or as if no
care had been taken to select good plants.
The beauty of a wlllow conslsts in its sym
metry of form and the drooplng character of its
pliant branches. If one would llke to see how
the park officials can trhn a Babylonlan weeping
willow so that one would hardly recognlze it ns
a tree of that species. one should look upon the
one at the end of the Bow Bridge over the 7'M
st. lake. According to experts. by injudicious
pruning, this tree has practically been rulned,
and is not likely ever again to be an ornament
to the scene if it should survive tne surgical
ordeal to which it has beeu subjected. It has
been robbed of all symmetry. A long limb ex
tenda horizontally tovvard the east. This limb
is separated from any others on that side of the
tree by a triangle of blue sky. The mutilated
ends of the limbs in the top of the tree resem
ble in hideousness the blunted ends of the fin?
gers of a man whose hund has been injured by a
corncutter. The tree resembles a one armed
d> rrick, for there Is no branch on the opposite
side to balance the long horizontal one. Iu eon
siquence. the tree looks lopsided. Th^re are few
of the drooping tendrils which ch&racterize the
willow and constltute one of its chief claims
to the prnise of the eye. The tree is only an
excrescence upon the greensward of the park,
taken all in all.
Many of the evergreens in the park are rusty.
They look as if they were dyiiig. This may not
be the fault of any one in particular. No one
seems to be able to give a reason for their de
Many squlrrel houses have been erected in
the park within tjie last year. According to an
official of the Park Department. some were put
up on the initiative of the department. and
many were furnished by and put up at the re?
quest of a number of women who thought thero
should be an ample supply of homes for the
homeless squirrels. This waa done without
learnlng from tho squirrels themselves whether
they desired to change from the style of doml
cile to whlch they had been accustomed from
time immemorial. The workmen in the park
do not seem to have enjoyed the work of nalllng
the little houaes to the trees for the good inten
"The women. they ordered us around Just liko
we were their servants," aald one of thern the
other day. "They'd have one put up-m. r_li-?
after yoii'd oome down they'd want lt changea;
an' you"d have to shin up again. an' take it to
some other part of the tree."
It is said that one of the women recently en?
tered the lOOth-st. police station. apparently ex
pecting that a police ofllcer could d j everything,
"Sergeant, the squlrrels won't go lnto one of
the houses. There must be something the mat?
ter with it."
"Probably not steam heated." sententiously
replied the sergeant.
The woman angrily flirted her skirts. turned
on her heel and left the station house. Some of
the useless houses are said to be three stories
high?squirrel apartment houses.
"The cause of the death of so many trees in
Central Park is due, I think," said Samuel Par?
sons. Jr.. the landscape archltect of the Depart?
ment of Parks. a few days ago, "to lack of fer
tility of soll. They have suffered. too, from the
lack of attention which they would ree?ive lf
they were on some private place. The trees
certainly are going too fast.
"Why are the dead trees not removed? Pure
bad maintenance. that accounts for the number.
There is no doubt that there art- lots of dead
trees standing ln the park.
"The Park Department now has charge of all
the trees ln the city. It cannot watch all of
them, especially those in the streets. Th~re
should be a forester. The city should be <li
vlded lnto districts, and men under hls authority
appolnted to look out for the trees in the differ?
"The public does a great deal of damage in
the parks. There are lots of lilacs ln the lower
end of Central Park. In the spring, when they
are ln bloom. they are all broken down to the
height of a man. You mlght not believe it. but
persons driving through the park in handsome
' narrlages wlll add to the damag. done by the
poorer and less favored people. I have seen
persons get out of carrlages, break down a whole
bush. and then drlve away with their plunder.
Prlvet is the kind of shrub to stunu the tough
est treatment. YVe set out a h-dge of lt in
Seward Park. It was prot*oted b_ high fences.
Seward Park is aj pr- iated by those who live
?.-?_ : '.'. i'-rliaps aa snu.h as aiy park 1:1 the
city. Yet that prlvet looks itko a row of bean
It must be that there is a conslderable num?
ber of persons anxious to learn tihout the trees
ln Central Park, for l.outs Hat:: or. -_*___, who
published a book about the tre-s in Prospect
Park. has b .n flt to write a slmtlar one about
Uie Central Park tra?a.
fl'st place, the Angora goat farmer must have s
rangc. There are thousands of acres of suitabla
land still open to settlement under government
homestead laws. Vast tracts are owned by West?
ern railroads :ind con r>*> purchased at a low rat?
by the acre. A catin in whlch to (iwell and a
stockade -in whieh to cuntrne the go.its at shearlng
time ls said to br all that is needed on a goat
It dOes not take any great amount of money ta
stock such a ranch. A thorougnbred buck on whlch
depends tbe future of tho herd can bc had for $30.
Does cost from $2.-"h) to JT. The goat rancher who
locates near the Mexican border can purchase a
number of the common Mexican goats for 75 cents
a head. and by crcsslng them with thoroughbrerJ
stock setrore, It ia sald, a saUsfactory herd in a
year or two.
Th-* beauty of gcat ranching for the consumptira
is thnt it can be carried on In the higher attitudea,
where one flnds Just th** air that has the most
curatlve possibllities. The Angoras take to the
brushy lands as a Jersey cow do.a to a fleld of
clover. They are hardy animals and can feed for
weeks and gro?- fat or. a hTOslde where other ani?
mals would perish. If one wishes to go to farmlng
a herd of goats will clear the acres of hrushwood
faster ar.d better than a crew of men. Unless this
clpared land is immediately culUvated, however,
the brush will spring up. and it can be utilized
again as a goat pa .ture.
The sr.nual Increase of an Angora flock Is sald to
be about 90 per cent. The young goats need some
care for the flrst few hours after birth. The
moiher has a fashlon of deserting her young for
a day or two. She returns. though. and If the
young goat has ea;aped the wolves or coyotes she
taken care of it until it can take care of itself. Tho
grown herd needs no protection. The average yleld
of halr is about eight pounds to the fleece. nnd
mohair always commnnds a good price on the
market. At shearing time help can he hired st
low wages. and the cor.sumptive owner need only
dlrect the work.
Tet goat ralsing ts not exactly Ilke flnding money
ln the street. and those who engage in lt have their
troubles. witness a letter whlch President Roose?
velt recently received from a goat farmer, which
"I regret to call your attention to the Angora
goat department of tbe Bureau of Agricv.lture. It
has spread broadcast a docur.u-nt reeommending
Angoras to the farmers of the country. This eon
talns three spacicus landscapes.
" 'Before Goatlng' shows a dense jungle. "On.
Tear After Goatlng' shows the same land pro
duclng a valuable crop of bnan poles. 'Two Tears
After Goatlng" shows a lawn ruitable for poltlng.
The omnlvorous appetit?> of Angoras Is described
In a way whlch led me to believe they might even
effect a saving in blastfng powder. the chief source
of expense in farming bereaboats.
"I produced a flock at some cost. The result of
the flrst interview of my dog and the buck caused
me to name the latter Togo. His views on the sub?
ject of race suicide. I thlnk. would receive your
approval. The does. on the other hand. neglect
their klds so shamelessly that I think they belong
to a femnle goat club.
"The herd got through a fenee which was high
ly recommended to me by a company which I now
suspect may he a trust and should be lnvestigated.
I make no complaint that the goats ate a valuable
rose garden that belonged to a neighbor. but their
conduct ln my own vegetablc garden entitles me to
relief. When pursued, their rapldity of movement
might suggest ideas to the Pennsylvania Company
in connection with its New-York-Chicago serviee.
If Interested. it can obtain the flock on easy terms,
not necetsitating a new bond l^sue."
MOUNTAIN IIONS KILL A BOY.
Douglas. Ariz.. June 24 (Special).?The flrst casa
ln recent times in the Southwest of the slaying
of a human being by a mountain Iion has Just beeri
reported.. Though the lions of the Southwest often
are larger than the maned lions of Africa, they are
much less courageeous, usually slinking from man.
preferrtng colts and calvea to any other prey. 'i'hs
great tlmber belt in the Sierra Madre Mountains
of Northern Mexico, lately purchased by Colcnel
W. ('. Greene, the copper man, swarms with lions,
as well ns henrs an.l other wild beasts.
From this dlstrict has come the story of the deafh
ot Policarpo Berela, a Mexican boy serving as
muleteer for a party of travelling men. The lad
wandered a short distance from camp at night. to
be strlcken down by a great lion, aparently with
a single blow. Next morning the body was found,
within a couple of hundred yards of the camp.
It had been disembowelled and partly eaten, then
being carefully covered with brush, to be protected
against vultures till the Iion should wish to feed
WINE AGAINST DEATH.
A wager between wmo and death made fifty-nino
years ago may soon be paid. In the vault of a
bank at Covington, Ind.. reposes a bottle of ancient
vintage. the contents cf whlch will be drunk by tha
single survivor of a litt'.e band of twenty soldiers
of the Mexican War. The wager is unique. After
the close of hostilities with Mexico twenty of tha.
veterans who went to the front from Fountain
t'ouftty, Ind.. met in reunion. This was in 1819. It
was voted to assemble yearly thereafter on TUanks
At the flrst dinner a bottle of wlne was presented
to the little company. and. in a half Joktng man?
ner. one suggested that the bottle remain uncorked
until but one survivor remained. this one to quaft
the wlne to the meii.ory of those gone before. Tha
ldea met with instant favor, and lt was so agreed.
Euch year the annual dinner has been held, and
each one more closely cemented the ties of corn
radeshlp formed on the plains of Mexleo. For
yeara at the annual gatherings the bottle has oe
cupied a place of honar at the head of the table,
and was annually the subject of merry Jesta and
predictlons as to who would be the last survivor to
drink its contents. As the years passed and tha
little band became reduced in numbers the Jests
ceased, and instead the old soldiers who were left
leoked with awe and veneratlon upon the flaak. re?
garding it as a link that binds them to the mem
orv of those who have gone before.
Now there are seventeen who have crossed tho
dark river. leavlns three who will likely assemble
on next Thanksgivlng Day. Of the three who ar*
left all are naet eiga'y years of age. and all know
full well that soon the strange compact made in
1S49 must end. Each wonders to whom the lot will
fall. In the vearly interval between the Thanks
givlng Dav reunions the bottle of wlne is kept
safelv under guard in the bank vault, but before.
Dianv years it will be removed from Its place of
deposlt for the last time. For forty-flve years it
has becu preaenred, a pathetlc memory of tha
shadowy past. but it will not be long until its mle
slon wiil be fulfliled. -iChleago Tribune.
IN THE SOT.IEESET HILLS.
Bernirdsville. N. J.. June 24.-The stopplng If
the trlos of the road coach Magnet this week
has be-n something of a dlsapoolntment, but there
are so many other attractlons for the summer vla
itors that it will soon be forgotten. The coach
made trlps two or three days each week between
Morristown. B.rnardsvt.le nnd the Whlppany River
Club. ar.d from the time the trips were started
six weeks ago they furnished much fun for thosa
who took them. Some one of tbe many expert
whips who summer here wa3 in charge each trtp,
and promincnt familles formed parties of their
friends to enjoy tho drlves. The coach and twenty
horses used ln tho trips were taken to New-York
to be disposed of at auction. The last trip waa
made on Wednesday. when a ioily party, with Ben?
jamin Nico'.l ns host and 3faur.ee Howlett as whlp,
oeeupied the coach.
Mr and Mra. Schuyl. r Skaats Wheeler. of New
York. have been i:i BOlnardsv'.lle several times ln
the lrsr" two week"* soperrtstag repairs on the homa
rhey purchased last year from Georgag. Post. Mr.
Wheeler is prestdtnt or the i.'roeker-W heeler Oom
r.anv electrlcal mamifactur.-rs. and usually divides
hls aummer sfas.ni between BernardarlBa and a
r'rir* to Furoue. The latt?-r has not been decided
on ihla >*_ur as yet. Miss Ma' .1 Ni-holas. of New
Yo-k is xiw.dir.g somo time here as the guest of
M<* and Mr. J II. .laotpieiin. also of New-York.
who have a cottage here for the season.
IN THE CITY IN SUMMH. TI-tfE.
Probably the handsomest page or hotel advert'.s
ing ever printed ln a newspaper was that of tha
Park Avenue Hotel. of this city. ln the Summer
Resort Number of Tha Trlbune. on Sunday. June lt.
Occupylng tha entire block ln Park-ave. from 32d
st to Std-st., and seven storlea ln heighi, its ex?
terior appearance compares more ti?an favorably
with any of the flnest New-York hotels constructed
within a few years, and the immense court and
parm gardeu whlch tha house surrounds have no
equal in the country ln alxe and attractiveness.
With lt3 palmn, trees, ahrubs. fountain. electrio
iUum'nation. flne orcheatra and a constant circu?
lation of cool air. lt has become a favorlte dlning
resort for cltv people ln the summer months, and
vlsitors Crees ft<'; |eafM of tae country are maklng
lt the'.r home wl - ' ??> r.main ln Naw-York.
M.ssr.-. Keed and Barr.ett. proprietors of tha
Park Avenue Hote!. have .'.-monstrated to the aat
Isfi.tion of their guesta tnat the most fastldious
persons may have flrst Blow serviee ln OTH] -
par tir. ent at prices whleh are, not prohlbitory and
at tne same time ?:ia!Js the rai:n\^m,-:;t to ma-n*
taln the hlghest standari of ex.e'aenca.