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THE N&W-YORK TRIBUNE.
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1905.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING
FOREIGN.— It was reported from St. Peters
burg: that the Czar was preparing to invite the
powers to a peace conference at The Hague.
■ The agitation in Russia shows no sign of
Blackening; the city and district of Byelostok
has again been placed under martial law and
further outrages are reported from the Cau
casus. = French financiers say that the go\d
exports from Paris to New- York are due to the
resumption of a natural movement which was
checked by the war in the East. - Russia
has made a strong protest to the Porte regard
ing the fortifications which Turkey is building:
on the Bosporus. — If. Witte reached Plym
outh and repeated that Japanese discontent
would not. in his opinion, delay ratification of
the treaty; in the courFe of the voyage he pro
posed a toast to the Kaiser. : King Edward
reviewed forty thousand Scotch volunteers at
Edinburgh: Sir Thomas Lipton. in the march
past, was thrown from hie horse and painfully
hurt. ■ Prince Ixiuis of Battenberg and hl3
staff will be received by the President at the
"WTiite House on November 2. ===== Points of
dispute between Norway and Sweden were In
trusted to a sub-committee of delegates at Karl
DOMESTIC— The Chinese Minister. who
visited President Roosevelt, told of a plan to
reorganize the educational' system of China on
American and European lines. ===== A clerk
of the Public Health Service in Washington
confessed to embezzling $20,000 of the funds of
the service. . Continued rains in North
■^estern Missouri threatened great damage to
cities lying along the bank 3 of the Missouri and
Mississippi rivers. ■ Thousands attended the
funeral of Mayor Patrick A. Collins of Bos
ton, r A Florida Sheriff and his deputy.
waylaid by negroes, shot and killed one.
CITY. Stocks showed further improvement.
■ Senator McCa»en and Borough President
Littleton held a cc^ferenee; it was rumored
that the former asked the latter to run for
Borough President again. == Indications
that Tammany Intended to put a strong munic
i>al ownersnip plank in its platform were dis
counted by recollection of former promises
alone that line. = Final preparations for
primary fights were made. = Five persons
£ere badly hurt in a wreck in the P^rk-ave
tunneL i Consulting physicians agreed that
Baron Komura'e lllr.ee* is slow, irregular
typhoid fever; his condition was improved.
THE WEATHER-— lndications for to-day:
Fair and warmer. The temperature yesterday:
Highest. 72 degreea; lowest, 69.
The policy concerning the Panama Canal
enunciated by the President to the consulting
board of engineers Is wholly commendable. In
brief it lfl to construct the best canal in the
gnorteflt time. The two supremely desirable
qualities are promptness and efficiency, and they
are co-ordinate. Neither Is to be sacrificed to
the other, and if not to the other, certainly net
to any or to all other considerations in the
world. As for these two, they are to go har
moniously hand In hand, and everything else is
to make way for them and adapt itself to their
requirements. That is precisely as it Ehould be.
This nation does not want to wait a single day
unnecessarily for the canal for which it and the
iworld have waited so long and which they need
so much; but neither does it want, however
speedily it might be provided, a canal which will
prove unsafe or unsatisfactory, or of which meti
will say It might have been made better had a
little more time been given to it. The President
expressed this wise policy to the engineers who
are considering the pl«n on which the canal i 6
to be built. It is evidently bis hope that a 6f>a
leTel plan will be found most desirable. In that
we believe he is In accord with the best engin
eering and commercial judgment of the nation.
Whatever plan may be recommended, how
ever, and however sane the President's policy
may be we shall be most agreeably surprised if
the* coming session of Congress does not see a
concerted and vicious attack upon the whole
Panama enterprise. It is no secret at the pres
ent time that such a campaign is being planned
by one of the most heterogeneous companies ever
gathered in a Cave of Adullam. There is an
Old Guard of unreconstructed Nlcaraguana.
There is a Forlorn Hope of those who advocato
a five mile ship tunnel through volcanic rocks
at Darien— we beg pardon, it is some ten feet
ehort of five miles! We shouldn't wonder If
there were some still harping on that mystic
"secret of the strait" in the Ravine of Raspa
dura. There are the friends of the Tehuantepec
Railroad, and of come of our own transconti
nental If"*" There are, of course, many disap
pointed candidates for fat contracts and for
veil paid sinecures at Panama. AH these and
many more are already preparing their bat
teries for attack upon the government's policy
They will not succeed. We do not suppose
e\- the most sanguine of them expect to sue
ceed !n defeating altogether the Panama proj
ect. But they bope to cause much delay, and
they know tuat every day's delay means a day's
respite the more for some other enterprise, and
:i .lay's more confirmation of commerce in other
lines. Bi;r they will scarcely succeed in causing
delay. Their motives are too evident. Their
trk-k has been worked before, and worked
threadbare For years, whenever Congress was
apparently at the poiut of doing something
definite toward a canal on ono of 4he two prac
ticable routes, somebody who was really <ip
posed to any canal at nil was sure to boh up with
perfectly passionate advocacy of some other and
absolutely impossible route, or with a clamorous
announcement of the discovery of a real, boon
fide, simon-pure mare's nest, which he would
take pleasure in placing at the disposal of the
government if only It would postpone action for
a year or so and appoint another commission to
go down to the Isthmus and study things at lei
sure. That sort of thins is played out, and the
fact may as well he understood. Thp United
States hns committed itself to the buildins: of a
canal at Panama, and has spent $50,000,000 and
more already in the enterprise. It is not at this
date going to abandon that investment or delay
the prosecution of the great work to which it
has set its hand.
THf LOGICAL REMEDY.
Discussion of the campaign contributions now
confessed to by one of the great insurance com
panies has run largely to abstract speculation.
An effort has been made to fix the limits, moral
and legal, of the discretion vested in the direc
tors or executive officers of an insurance cor
lK)ration. Can that discretion be stretched far
enough to cover the diversion of a company's
funds to miscellaneous and doubtful uses, if
It appears that the expenditures were ordered
In good faith and with the avowed, though
mistaken, object of protecting the policyhold
ers' interests? Or arc the directors and offi
cers—as trustees— morally and legally liable
for a misuse of trust funds? These are inter
esting inquiries, and a good deal can be said in
support of either of the two contentions. So
far. however, as these questions of responsibil
ity and restitution go, they can be settled finally
only in the courts. There are numerous suits
ponding against the Equitable society for the
recovery of misapplied funds. The propriety of
the New-York Life's contributions to political
campaign funds can easily be determined in
the same manner: and. till the courts define the
true scope of a directorate's or a board's dis
cretionary power, discussion of that problem
will remain, In a measure, academic.
But. whatever may be decided as to the legal
ity of the practice now uncovered by the Arm
strong committee, there can lie no disagree
ment as to Its viciousness or the need of
scotching it by legislation. The contribution by
corporations of enormous sums for canrpaign
purposes — if induced by promises of legislative
protection or legislative favors— is outright cor
ruption. Even if such gifts are made in a spirit
of patriotism — as, doubtless, many were in tho
campaign of 1896 — they, nevertheless, Involve a
dangprous departure from democratic principle
and encourage the use of a policy-holder's sav
ings or a stockholder's dividends for purposes
not avowed in the terms of the contract. Proba
ably few corporations would venture to make
contributions to a political committee if it were
understood that the transaction was open and
that the subscription would be publicly acknowl
edged. Probably, too, few political committees
would be eager to solicit aid from corporations
if they were forced to disclose the names of
all the subscribers to their campaign funds.
Under these circumstances It sepms plain that
laws, both state and federal, compelling politi
cal organizations to make public both their col
lections and disbursements would end the prac
tice of drawing on the corporations to fill an
ever yawning campaign chpst. Many states
have already passed measures requiring: candi
dates to file accounts of their disbursements.
The power of a state to compel a state com
mittee to open its books is undoubted, and the
power of the federal government over a com
mittee managing a national canvass is scarcely
open to question. President Roosevelt in his
last annual message to Congress took this
view, for he recommended radical legislation
dealing with corruption and requiring a public
accounting from all campaign committees. Said
The power of the government to protect the
integrity of the elections of its own officials ts
Inherent, and has been recognized and affirmed
by rf iseatpd declarations of the Supreme Court.
. . . I recommend thfi enactment of a law di
rected against bribery and corruption in federal
elections. The details of such a law may be
safely left to the wise discretion of the Con
gress, but it should go as far as under the Con
stitution it is possible to go, and should include
severe penalties against him who gives or re
ceives a bribe Intended to influence his act or
opinion as an elector; and provisions for the pub
lication not only of the expenditures for nomina
tions and elections of all candidates, but also of
all contributions received and expenditures mafle
by political committees.
It may be said that such legislation would
prevent the collection of funds sufficient to
defray the legitimate expenses of a political
canvass. But this argument answers itself.
Our political expenditures in recent national
canvasses have been grossly extravagant be
yond any imaginary necessities, and in the
main, probably, without any measurable re
sults. Ex-Judge Parker allows himself to think,
apparently, that his defeat last year was due
to the size of the Republican campaign fund.
But this suggestion is ridiculous. President
Roosevelt would have won last year If the
Republican National Committee had not had
$1,000 in its treasury; and Judge Parker would
have lost had Mr. Cortelyou courteously put the
whole Republican fund at Chairman Taggart's
disposal. Beyond question tho importance of
much of the work now done by national com
mittees has been greatly exaggerated. All the
necessary direction can be given to a campaign
by a committee which does not spend half Its
time in obtaining subscriptions and which is
ready and willing to submit its campaign ac
counts to rigid public scrutiny.
JAPANESE RIOTS EXPLAINED.
Secretary Taft's dispatch to the President, ex
plaining the recent disturbances at Toklo and
elsewhere in Japan, gives welcome confirmation
of what we have all along assumed to be tho
fact. The riots were in no sense antl -American
demonstrations. Neither were they anti-dynas
tic, or even antl-mlnisterial. They were pro
voked by a bit of overcaution or perhaps over
zealousness on the part of the police. The
people, or many of them, were not pleased with
what they had heard about the terms of peace,
and wanted to say so publicly. The police un
wisely and Illegally tried to prevent them from
meeting and talking, whereupon the disorderly
elements, such as exist In every country, com
mitted some excesses. That was all. When
the police refrained from interfering with free
sneeoh. the people met and talked Jn orderly
fashion, and went away quietly.
There is no occasion for Americans, or for the
people of any nation, to throw stones at the
Japanese. Our own police have often enough
committed indiscretions, and our own people,
even right here in New- York, have often enough
Indulged in riots to make us realize ftiat our
own house is largely roofed with glass. If his
tory tells us true, one of the first treaties made
by this republic was received In New-York City
with rioting, on far less provocation than our
Japanese neighbors had for their little outbreak
The temper of the populace has In no country
'that repose which stamps the caste of Vere de
Vere." As a rule, the Japanese have shown in
both victory and defeat a degree of self re
straint somewhat greater, we are inclined to
think, than has been obserred m most other
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1905.
I lands. In view of this, and with this renewed
and authoritative assurance that they were in
do wise directed against Americans or against
foreigners generally, we may yell let the Japan
ese disturbances pass from mind as a regretted
| but now forgotten trifle.
It would be difficult, we think, to find, a con
vincing reason for making the Italian language
a study, even an elective study, in the common
schools of this city, as it is said the Board of
Education may do. The teaching of foreign lan
guages is in any case of disputable propriety.
In the case of two or three languages it is per
haps to he defended on the zround of practical
utility. The results of the war of 189$. with
our acquisition of populous Spanish speaking
territories and consequent great increase of com
mercial and other intercourse with communities
which will probably always remain Spanish
speaking, afforded a plausible pretext— we shall
not object to saying it created actual need— of
putting Spanish >ipon the elective curriculum.
But no su<h plea can be advanced for Italian.
We are not unmindful of the beauties of that
tougue and of the desirability of acquiring it as
a part of a liberal education. But it does not
seem to us to be of such practical utility as
would entitle it to a place in the elementary
schools. Our social and commercial intercourse
with Italy is agreeable, but it is limited in ex
tent, it Is not greatly increasing, nor likely to
increase, and it is and doubtless will be con
fined chiefly to persons who have been able to
secure at their own cost other educational ad
vantages than those of the common schools.
More Americans set type or practise dentistry
than visit Italy. Why not teach typesetting or
toothpulling instead of Italian?
If It be said that Italian should be taught In
our schools because so many Italians have come
hither, we must deny outright the competency
and effectiveness of the argument. It is for
Italians who come hither to learn our language,
not for us to learn theirs. If the children of
immigrants want to learn their parents' mother
tongue they may do so, from their parents or
elsewhere, but they should not do so In our pub
lic schools. There they should learn the English
language, as one of the most essential steps
toward their becoming completely American
ized. Our public schools should not be made an
agency for the maintenance of communities
epenkin.z alien tongues.
In saying this we are not ungracious or in
hospitable to our foreign born citizens, nor un
mindful of their sentimental ties of race and
speech. The views we have expressed are, as
we happen to know, held by many representa
tive men of foreign birth or descent in this
city. They have manifested an earnest desire
that their children shall forsake the language
of the old country for that of America, and
have even uttered the expectation and the hope
that one day in the not remote future all the
immigrant elements of Xew-York's population
will become so Americanized in speech as well
as in other respects that the newspapers and
periodicals now published here, for their sake.
In foreign languages will be chiefly if not
wholly transformed into English printed sheets.
It is for such reasons that while we regard it
ns a highly desirable study for private high
schools and colleges, we cannot concede the
propriety of teaching Italian in our common
HOW BEST TO FIGHT FIRE.
In the current "Cassier's Magazine" Mr. Al
bert Riauvelt discusses intelligently some of the
means which are either actually employed in
the protection of property against fire in large
cities or nre recommended for that purpose.
His dominant idea is that at present firemen nre
too often obliged to flcht smoke, not fire.
owing to thp difficulty which tlipv encounter in
finding the latter. Immpisse quantities of water
are at times thrown into a burning building
throuph windows without rea chine tho seat of
the evil. In consequence, ihe damage is greater
than it should be, and incidentally a great deal
of watf>r is wasted.
Mr. Blauvelt is a firm believer in the virtues
of automatic sprinklers. These devices come
into play when the heat In their vicinity is In
tense enough to melt a fusible plug. They are
prompt in action, operate just where they are
needed and extinguish a fire cheaply. The pro
duction of such apparatus is now in the hands
of a few manufacturers, and the first cost of it
is high. Fears are occasionally expressed, more
over, that it might damage raore merchandise
than it would save. How far misgivings of this
character arp Justified the writer for "Oassier's
Magazine" does not attempt to say. but. he hopes
for the development of a sprinkler inexpensive
enough for general use. In fact, he would like
to have its introduction made compulsory by
municipal governments. Already in some cities
the local authorities require the erection of
standplpes in high buildings, to facilitate the
work of the firemen. To insist on the use of
the sprinkler would be equally legitimate if
the step were deemed desirable.
Though approving the idea of a standplpe.
Mr. Blauvelt points out that the device is more
or less unpopular with firemen. To some ex
tent it has proved a disappointment. It has not
done away with the necessity for putting up
ladders outside or for climbing stairs within.
Rarely Is the standpipe near the spot at which
an outbreak occurs, and when the fire Is finally
found the nozzles are likely to be too short or
too straight for effective service. Several modi
fications of the equipment are proposed, there
fore, to remedy these defects.
Regarding the value of high pressure pipe sys
tems a little skepticism is evinced. In the few
American cities where they have been intro
duced or authorized, such action has usually
been taken at the suggestion of the under
writers. In turn, the Insurance companies have
shown a disposition to lower their rates when
their advice is followed. It is broadly hinted,
however, that there Is danger of overestimating
the value of this particular safeguard. More
obscurely it is intimated that it may have posi
tive drawbacks. Mr. Blauvelt affirms that he
and most of the other "fire protection engineers"
of this country are convinced that the water
from high pressure pipes should be admitted
to interior "fixed pipes" only through hose con
trolled by firemen, and that direct, permanent
connections should lie avoided for n while.
Fire commissioners, underwriters and prop
erty owners may not altogether agree with the
opinions advanced by Mr. Blauvelt; but they
will find his article worthy of examination. He
is remarkably frank, but hardly aggressive,
and he shows that he understands what he is
OUR GOLD AXD SILVER OUTPUT.
The estimates of gold and silver production
In 1904, Just Issued by tho Director of the Mint,
*how that the United States is more than hold
ing Its own In the production of the precious
metals. Our gold output last year was valued
at $80,723,200, a gain over 1903 of $7,131,500.
Sliver production increased in amount from 51,
300,000 to 57,786,100 ounces, and In commercial
value from $29,322,000 to $33,515,938. The clos
ing of the mints to silver has not, in fact, ma
terially checked the actual mining of that metal.
The silver total for 1904 is greater than that for
any other year since 1896, and falls only 6,000,
000 ounces below the high record output of 1892.
In commercial value there has been, of course,
a sharp decline. The silver mined last year,
worth $33,615,938, would have brought about
$56,000,000 In 1890 or 1891. Production con
tinues active chiefly because the metal is
handled as a by-product, three-fourths of last
year's output being smelted out of lead and
copper ores. Montana, Colorado and Utah are
the chief silver states, Montana yielding 14,608,
100 ounces, Colorado 14,331,600 and Utah 12.
484,800—1n all a little more than two-thirds of
the total product
In gold mining Colorado leads, her gold prod
uct having three times the value of her silver
product. Colorado's yield was valued at $24,
395,80 ft. California came second with $19,100,
600. a gain compared with 1903 of more than
$3,000,000. This Is tho largest gold yield the
state has had since the GO's. and the increase
Is attributed to dredge operations, which are
expected to yield $7,000,000 a year for some
thirty years to come. Alaska was the third
largest gold producer, with $9,304,200. Next In
order came South Dakota. Montana, Nevada.
Utah and Arizona. The yield for 1904 makes a
new record, exceeding that of the best previous
year — 1902— by a narrow margin. Compared
with a decade ago. our gold product has more
than doubled In value. The United States Is
therefore doing its share— and more than Its
share— ln replenishing and widening the stock
out of which the nations of the world now coin
their money of absolute redemption.
The American millionaire! will feel like starting
for the woods when he hears that Hall Came Is
coming here to take his measure as a man and a
The appointment of Mr. Joseph Lee to he-
United States Mini6ter to Ecuador Is a deserved
recognition of efficiency in the public service.
As Secretary of legation at Panama, and for a
time as chargre d'affaires, Mr. Lee did work of
exceptional value, and more recently as consul
general at Panama he has maintained the same
high standard of service. This country hap need
of the best possible rj'plomatlr representation in
South America, and Mr. Lee's ample knowledge
of those republics should make his work at
Quito of more than ordinary value.
Will there ever again be a Sunday without an
explosion of gasolene on a launch In the neigh
borhood of New- York?
Baron Komura has signified an intention of
returning to Japan by way of Vancouver. Or
dinarily, the steamships of the Canadian line
require fourteen days for the transpacific voy
age. Only by an exceptional spurt, therefore,
can the one which takes the peace envoy home
outdo the performance of the Minnesota, which
brought him over. Not more thin eleven days
were then spent between Yokohama and Seattle.
Mr. Jerome says he Is only "sick in the news
papers." The newspapers will be glad to make
Philadelphia's great meeting on Saturday
night proves that the Quaker City's enthusiasm
for civic reform did not shrivel with the sum
mer's heats. The regeneration process will be
continued at the polls.
As between a storm which deposits scarcely
| more than a millionth of an inch of water in a
! rain gauge in a day and one which breaks a
i record, give us the latter every time. You can
tell when It gets through. It attempts no imita
tion of perpetual motion.
THE TALK Of THE DAT.
A modern church built upon the site of an an
cient one at Llanderand. Wales, had no bell, and
a farmer recently offered one that was lying in
one of his barns. It turned out to be the bell that
had hung in the tower of the ancient church, and
had not been rune for three hundred years.
A bishop in full robes of office, with his gown
| reaching to his feet, was teaching a Sunday school
j class. At the close he said he would be plarl to
I answer any questions.
A little hand went up, and he asked: •'Well, my
'"Can I ask?" said the hoy.
"Certainly." said the bishop; -what is It?"
"Well?" asked the hoy. "Is dem all you've got
on. or <in you wrar pants und<-r d*m?"— Cradles'
i lliimp Journal.
A recent authority asserts that the generous use
of apples will improve the disposition, removing
all disagreeable feelings and making existence
more enjoyable for all. He aino declares that ap
ples are an infallible cure for the drink and to
bacco habits, and that their use as a daily article
of diet will have a wonderful effect upon the whole
Tommy's Pop (explaining the mysteries of coun
try life)- Yes, a hen will sit on an egg and hatch !t.
Tommy— Gracious! I should think it would" hurt
to sit on a hatchet.— (Philadelphia Record.
Re<>s are excellent weather prophets. There Is a
common paying that "a bee was never caught in a
shower." When rain is Impending bees do not go
! far afield, but ply their labor In tha immediate
neighborhood of their hives.
Good Pay for Literary Work.— l again give It as
I my opinion that there is money In literature. I
wrote a rhymed advertisement for the grocery
man and received therefor a whole ham and a
barrel of flour— (Whitsett (Ga.> Courier.
When a new consul ha/i been appointed to repre
sent France In San Francisco, before leaving Paris
he called on the official having charge of consulate
affairs, who said: "Oh, by the way, the Governor
General of Tahiti Is a gTeat friend of mine. If
ycu ever run down th»re to spend Sunday be sure
to call on him." It takes only about four wpok s
for a steamer to sail from San Francisco to Tahiti.
This recalls the remark of Robert Louis Stevenson
in regard to Samoa, where he lived so long and
eventuaily died. While the novelist was paying
his last visit to his native land a friend, whose
recollection of geography was rather shaky, asked:
"Where the deuce is Samoa. Stevenson"" "It's the
second turn to the left after you leave San Fran
cisco," said Robert I^onis, whose memory of maps
only ran to recollection that in goin? to Samoa
from the Pacific Coast one always stopped first at
THE VILLAGE BIaACKSMTTH.
Under a spreading chestnut tree the village smithy
The smith, a lordly man If he. with wide and
No more his brawny back he bends beneath the
No more his rlr.Ring sledge he swings in happy
No more his face is covered r»>r with bla2ing
Nor beaded with his honest sweat, its channels
th^rf to cut.
Adown the street he «!ts at ease before the way
And Jingles in his custom mades his stacks of easy
For wise was he within his day and seized the
chance that cam"
By charging seven prices when the motor cars wnt
— (T. S. Varnum. in The Auto Advocate.
An eminent man of scipnee has recently declared
that red haired p«c.p|p are fnr less apt to crow
baid than those with other colored hair. Thf aver
age crop on the head of a red haired person is only
20.200 hairs. Ordinary dark hair Is far finer, and
over three dark hairs take up the space of one red
one; 105.000 ar» about the average. But fair haired
people are still better off; UO.OiiO to IfiO.WO are quite
a common number of hairs on the scalp of a fair
haired man or woman
A Question of Proportion. --Colonel Peppercorn
(who is touring in France with a hired chauffeur
and car which has broken down)— Confound it ail
you say It's nothing! Then why don't you repair It?
Alphonse Legros— Mais, monsieur, pas possible, h*
break below! I cannot arrive there! He is onlY
quinre centimetres from zp ground; but me -volla—
I have one metre round ze chest!— (Punch.
A German geographer calls attention to the fact,
known to few, that the. Rhine gets some of its
water from Italy Some miles above the Via Mala
the Rhine is augmented by a turbulent mountain
torrent, whose chief tributary is a brook that comes
from the Vai dl Let. which politically belongs to
Italy, though separated from the rest of that coun
try hy glacier covered mountains over which there
Is a trail to Chlnvenna.
A Chestnut-st. shoe dealer was explaining the
merits of different kinds of leather yesterday
when he touched upon vlci kid. "It was a long time
after this kind of kid became popular that I
learned from what source it derived Its name, and
the funny thing about it to m.< was thai I bad
never thought of the common Latin phrase from
which it was taken— Julius CaYsar** famous t-x
ciamatlon, 'Venl vidl. vl.-l The Inventor of the
process by which vlci kid is prepared was a long
time perfecting It. and when at lsst be had achieved
suoceaa he thought it appropriate to name It 'I oon.
QUered.' •• (Philadelphia. Keoord.
About Teople and Social Incidents.
NEW- YORK SOCIETY.
James Hazen Hyde. Monson Morris, Ashbel H.
Barney, Julian A. Rlpley and Samuel D. Babcork
will be the ushers and Frederick Kernochan the
best man of Henry Rogers Wlnthrop on the oe
cas3ion of the latter's marriage, to Miss Alice Bab
cook on Tuesday, October 3. at 12:30 o'clock, at the
Roslyn (Lon? Island) oountry place of the brkWi
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Babcock. Mrs.
Nannie Langhorne Shaw will be the matron of
Francis C. Tarley. whose marriage to Miss Ir^ne
King, daughter of Mrs. Howard King, of Albany,
will takp place on Saturday at Ridgeneld. Conn.,
gave his farewell bachelor dinner laat night at
Delmonioo-s. Among those present were Reginald
C. Vanderbllt. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.. George
D. F. I>>ith. Milton Barger. Oliver Harriman. Le
Baron Russell. F S. J. McVlckar. Chauncey Mo-
Keever. John Irving. Rra.lish G. Johnson. Leonard
Jacob, Jr . W. C. Denny. Oliver Pernn and John H.
Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth Wlckes. who, since their
return from their honeymoon in Europe, have be^n
staying with Mrs. Wickes's parents. Mr. and Mrs
Georga G. Haven, at Lenox, have gone to Tuxedo
for the fall, where they have the Greenough place.
Lorlllard Spencer. Jr.'s. marriage to Miss Mary
Sands will take place to-day at Newport, at Trinity
Church. Lisppnard Stewart. H. R- Sedgwick. George
Philips. L. Rlggs. William Wood and Chalmers
Wood. jr.. will be ushers, and Robert Sedgwifk
the best mnn. Miss Mary Sands will be attended
by Miss Anita Sands. Miss Julia Sands. Miss
Margaret Buffom, Mis? Emily Mayer and by Eliza
beth Sands, wno will be flower girl. The ceremony
will take place at Trinity <'hurch. anrt afterward
the parents of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
T. Sands, will give a reception.
Joseph Jenkins Lee, of Needwood Forest. Knox
vtlle, Md., who has just been appointed Minister
to Ecuador. Is well known here, having spent a
number of years in New-York in th« Wall Street
banking house of his relatives, the ISelins. He Is a
member of the Calumet and of other clubs, served
under the President In the Rough Riders in Cuba,
was with Sir Martin Conway's expedition to Acre,
and has been for the last two years secretary of
legatiori and consul general at Panama, where on
one occasion, when charge d'affaires, he was in
strumental In preventing the outbreak of a revolu
tion and a military pronunciamento against the new
ly established government of the republic, me is
the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Donnell
Lee. of Maryland.
J. Pierpont Morgan, who spent 'he week end at
Lenox as the guest of Charles Lanier went yes
terday to his country place at Highland Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Juilliard. who have been at
Tuxedo for some time past, will return to town
this week for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. George Vanderbilt will not go
abroad this winter, but will spend it at Biltmnre.
George Vanderbilt has already arrived there, and
will be Joined very shortly by Mrs. Vanderbllt. who
has remained at Bar Harbor.
William Pierre Hamilton, son-in-law of J. Pit
pont Morgan, has been placed In mourning by the
death of his aunt. Miss Hamilton, granddaughter
of General Alexander Hamilton, of Revolutionary
fame Her funeral will take place this morning
at Grace Church, and Bishop Potter will officiate.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Astor Bristed have closed
their house at Newport for the season, and have
gone to Lenox for the remainder of the autumn.
Mr. and Mrs. George Bird are still at Isleboro.
Me., and will remain there until the end of the
month, when they will come to town for a few
days before proceeding to Shelburne Farms to
stay with Dr. and Mrs. VV. SewaM Webb. Mr?
George Bird. sr.. is staying with Colonel Le Grand
B. fannon, at Overtake. Burlington. \ t. j
Mr and Mrs. Robert W. O" Forest an.l Miss
Ethel De Forest have, gone to their country place
at fold Spring Harbor. Long Island, for the fall.
KOMURA HAS TYPHOID.
It Is Mild and Irregular. Doctors
Agreed-Noise Maker Held.
Dr. Suzuki, surgeon general of the Japanese
navy, who has just arrived in this city, and is
staying at the Waldorf-Astoria, met in consulta
tion yesterday with Dr. Delafield and Dr. Pritchard,
who are attending Baron Komura. and the three
physicians agreed on the diagnosis of mild, irreg
ular, typhoid fev«r.
The following bulletin of the baron's condition
The physicians in attendance upon Baron Komura
met in "conference this afternoon. Dr. Suzuki,
surgeon general of the Imperial Japanese Navy
pronounced his condition satisfactory in every re
spect, and expects an uninterrupted convalescence.
The diagnosis of m'.ld. irregular typhoid fever was
Mr. Sato added To this bulletin the statement:
"You may say that the baron's convalescence Is
now well established."
Baron Komura denied himself to all callers.
Because he disturbed the R-uests of the Waldorf-
Astoria, where Baron Komura lay 111. Peter L.
Bf-rsen. a foreman for the O"Rourke Engineering
and Construction Company, engaged on the ex
cavation at 34th-st. and sth-ave.. -was held yester
day in $500 bail by Magistrate Finn, in Jefferson
Market police court, for trial In Special Sessions.
Guests of the hotel appeared against Bergen, and
testified that they could not Bleep on account of
the all night work, including blasting In the ex
cavation. Robert Clark, night manager of the
Waldorf-Astoria, testified at the hearing yesterday
that there were 1.200 guests in the hotel last Fri
day night, and that Baron Komura, one of the
guests, was very sick on the fourth floor. Physi
cians and nurses in attendance on the baron asked
that something be done to have the noise stopped.
Bergen was held in further bail to the amount
of $1O"> for carrying a revolver without a permit.
THEOSOPHISTS MEET IN CHICAGO.
Four Hundred Delegates Attend Nineteenth
Annual Convention of the Society.
[By Teleeraoh to The Tribune.
t hicaso. Sept. 18— Four hundred delegates from
the United States. Mexico and Canada are attend
ing the nineteenth annual convention of the Ameri
can section of the Theosophical Society. In the
Athenaeum Building. Reinforced by three hun
dred members of the Chicago society, they listened
to a public programme in Steinway Hall. An ad
dress on "Sin." by Alexander Fullerton. the gen
eral secretary, was followed by a lecture by C.
Jinarajadasa, on " Man's Divine Heritage."
A series of meetings and lectures running through
the week has been arranged for each evening, as
follows: To-night. "Religion and Sectarianism. " A.
Fulierton: Tuesday. "Art as a Factor in the Souls
Kvolutlon." C. .Jinarajadasa; Wednesday. "Care
of the Physical Body." Dr. £. M. Chldester; Thurs
day, "Some Higher Phases of Mental Healing."
Henry H. Hotehner; Tho Cell, Its Oricln and
Growth." D. D. Chldester; Friday. "Methods of
Branch and Class Work." D. D. ChideM«-r chair
man; "Social Evolution." Walter O Greenleuf.
The mornings are left open for such additional
meetings as delegates may desire.
PLANS FOR FULTON CENTENNIAL.
Several Suggestions Heard hy Committee of
Board of Trade and Transportation.
A committee of the Board of Trade and Trans
portation yesterday heard suggestions for the
obearvancfl of the Fulton centennial In 19»>7.
The committeet will report to the entire com
mission, which will adopt a plan and lay it
before Mayor MeClellan. There were present yes
terday Aaron Vanderbllt, chairman of the com
mittee; James H. Kennedy: secretary: William M.'-
Carroll, chairman of the Centennial Commission;
Rear Admiral Melville. U. S N. (retired); Arthui
Enjrliab, Louis T. Romaine and Captain Jacob
A letter from Gustav Schwab wan read In which
he advocated a permanent monument to Fulton, to
take the form of a huge water gate at the Bat
tery. Rear Admiral Melville, favored the water
gate and suggested a land "and water parade, con
nninK the enttre celebration to one wt-*-k Mr.
Romaini advocated a water parade, to be he i<JeO
by a kc-simllc of U>* Clermonl followed bj
production! of other types up to the modern battle
ship and liner. Mr. English suggested a perma
nent museum, to keep on exhibition articles of his
toric interest. A "marltlmo congress" was also
OFFICIAL SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON.
(From The TTlbun* B>ir»aa i
Washington. Sept li— President Roosevelt win
entertain Princ Lanla of Baftanbcrs, commander
of the British North AM^ntic Squadron, who will
arrive in Washington on ember 2. accompanied
by the officers of his staff. The details of the r<»
reption are yet to be ,-irranared U is likely that
the President will visif the -•'juadron at Annapolis.
The President will receive fh- d'-Jegates tr> th<»
American Bankers' Convention uti Wednesday
afternoon. October H. Tho Secretary of the Treas
ury and Mrs. Shaw will hold a rec<*pt!on at th«
Arlington the same evening in honor of the dele,
gates ,iti'l the women of their party.
The Secretary of <"v,mm<>rce and I.abor return**}
to Washington tbJa morning. Mrs. Metcal? did nn*
accompany her husband, hut will join him in a few
Seflor de Caaaaus. the newly app^nted Amhiusa
dor from Mexico, is expected to arrive here, on Oc
Rrar Admiral Q A. Converse, chief of th^ h»ir»*.;
of navigation, resumed his duties Ht the N^vy T>.
partment to-day, ,-ifter a visit to hts home In Ver
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[By TWe«rapi! to Th» Tribune.)
Newport. R I. Sept. 18.— From the number of
social gatherii t-s to-day It would seem that tf)«
Newport season is far from closing, althoaCß from
watching the boats and train? one would have the
impression that about all the cottagers were leaving
Newport at once There still is a large number
here, and some will stay fnr weeka, which wil]
mean that there wi'.l be some social activity for
some time to come.
This afternoon a large number of the cottager*
attended th<» musical tea which was given at tha
home of lOsa C. Ogden Jnn*s fcr the benef.t of
the Newport Animal Refuse. Mrs. lulla Ward
Howe consented to read, coming in from her snm
mer home on the island for the purpose. She waj
most warmly received. Others who tool part In
the musical were Mrs. J Mitchell Clarke, who sant;
several of her own songs; Mr* W. R. Morgan,
who read; Mrs. Shafter Howard, who sang, and
Mrs. Pautere and Miss Phinney. who played th«
piano and violin.
Mrs. Robert Sodgwick entertained at luncheon
yesterday afternoon. her guests being a number of
Among those entertaining at dinner this «v<m
ing were Mrs. John J. Mason, Mrs. Fellows Davis.
Mrs. S. E. Huntington. Mrs. Royal Phelps Carroll
and Mrs. Zabriskie.
Mr. and Mrs. Austen Gray, who hay« been vtsft
ing in the cottage colony, returned to New-York
Among the passengers who wiil sail to-day ft>t
Liverpool on the Carppthia are:
r>r and Mrs. E. S Butler. -The R«-. F. C Pr«d«r»»s».
Mr. and Mrs. William Whit- Austin G. RonaM.
Those who will sail to-day on the Parmonia for
Mr an<i Mr«. Frederick Msa Vat* Richardson.
Gro*Bcup. »» Wat; - C Hatley.
The Rev. W. G. Murprv. I
Travellers embarking to-day for Br-men on the
Mr rarolyn Ortmajin. !Mr sad Mn Ernst Fischer.
mlss Trade S. Morgan. IXlss fTowaac VtaMM
The cabin list of the Cretic. which arrived hert
yesterday from Naples, included:
Tn Rev. Hcnrt d. la Chap- Prof. Tbeodeco iL "^"rtght.
Viss Lillian H. Dunham. ; David G. Reid.
Mrs. Stokes Palmer.
On the, Finland, which arrived yesterday from
%£B rA - v M rn4er -. M ronr m a l r Th^ H -
Among thp travellers who arrived la?t night on
the Statendam from Rotterdam, were:
Jonkbeer R a« Mar--s van Frof and Mrs. E. G. Bou<*«
"wlnderen Minister of the- Dr and Mrs W. T. Cha3»
arlands to the f'nited I^bg*^
Stat.s H>. K. Da I
FIGHT FOR WOOD ESTATE.
Widow, Formerly Actress, to Bring
Suit in Pennsylvania.
[By Telegraph to The Mfcane ]
Allentown. Perm.. Sept. 18.— Mrs. Goldie Mohr
Wood, widow of Alan W. "Wood, intends, aa her
next move to get what she considers her share
of her husband's estate, to invoke the aid of the
Pennsylvania courts. From stories toid by her
relatives here, the young widow is angry over
w"hat she alleges Is a conspiracy to conceal her
husband's estate, so that she will get little or
She has reta'ned several lawyers who practice
in the Pennsylvania Orphans Court. Tnelr
opinion Is that a suit brought in this State
would put the Wood children on the defensive.
By starting an action in any county of Penn
sylvania she cannot only enforce an accounting
from her stepchildren, but cite the Lnlted
States Steeel Corporation and discover from its
books the extent of her husband's holdings.
She insists that Mr. Wood's fortune is not less
) MISS ROOSEVELT'S VISIT TO SEOUL.
Seoul. Sept. IS.-The Imperial Chamberlain H
i busily preparing the palace to receive Miss Root«-
I velt on Tuesday. The government offices are o«-
I Ing decorated, and the long neglects streets S»
| being cleared.
SENATOR PLATT BETTER.
San Francisco. Sept. IS.-The condition of. S«**
! tor Platt. of Xew-York. who has been UI »* v*u *
j St. Francis Hotel, was much Improved to-OU
GERALDINE FARRAR TO SING HERE.
Berlin. Sept. IS.— The American Sing»r Gera l
Farrar. of The Royal Opera, has signed a <»°'j**7
for three years, beginnm*; in IMB, with n '~"
Conried. director of the Metropolitan Opera How*.
I ■ ■
tßy Telegraph to The Tribune 1 __«
Manohester-by-the-Sea. Mass.. Sept. IS -""Jr
! Mary Lovering Head, daughter of Mr. and ■•*
! Charles Head, formerly partner in the Ne '" < " g™
' and Boston banking firm of Charles Head *££
! was married this afternoon to William A^* u-»eu -»c
: Russell, son of the late William A. Ruaf% fl
; Rev William H. Dewart, rector of Christ Cn^rc*
I Hyde Park, performed the ceremony.
Grenville Temple Emmet, of New-Rocnell* «*-
j ried in St. Paul. Minn . yesterday. Miss P * U T:
; Ann«» rerguson The bride is an orphan, and a
: cer— ieaqr took place at the home ol ■'■'' r K Cf_«
mother. Mrs Theodore Clement Borup. A^f n SISrB
Ireland officiated. Mr. Emmet is a. well *£££.
young lawyer < f Westchester County a;iJ a *^Tm
grandson ol Thomas Addia Emmet. a_brOvn*L^
Robert Emmet, the Irish patriot. C. Tempi*^
: met. a cousin of the bridegroom, vas JtSi
Mr. and Mis Kmmei will spend their wedcS.na
in Ireland. France and Italy. While in tM J*;
named eonntn h Is expected that they wiu ■»
; an audience with the l.<. •
WILL OF A GEORGIAN.
From Law Notes. .
A correspondent sends us a copy of *p.°~__i
on record in the offici of the Ordinary of ''^rjTk*
County. Ga. After appointing thi*e esccu \lZm »
"solemnly" requests them to l;iw N. M cnoi Trno
the full ex ten. -<f Ihe ,iw. I Impute mj ' 'Zgft
coiio to his Injustice to me " H<- ninh« re*^^j
that "they paj ihemselvca and our I »rnsfi >
spend as much as is necessary >n bu >' '^ tx>ur
and place on it.: Hew U«8 the ivinains ot "^, «&•
las Crane. Born th< Ith of November, l*»- mfld
serv«Hl five years in ih»- Qeorxta l-^ 1 ?'? "at t5
never lost a day: and dies In the full t*Ua _«<*
Methodist doctrine md tn ':■'' hope. to JSJor
church he will JTA' " tn conclusion. the I .Vt»
requests "to be burled on Ihe highest J"' ri-sSr
Krawvai.l with the honors of » »r. .t coionet »
"THE AULD BRIG O DOON."
From The Providence Journal ,^^.
Lord Rosebery has done well t -> protest "*ts»
the proposed demoUtlon of the Brtr « - V D«t »•
Town Council of Ayr calls it rebuilding- P-jjjj
Lord Rosebttv -s<vs the resources of ••">•"• c s
e. nt |*ss
left for bl n, ,ntn t ,and tt did J
brate, the accos«ODMd canntnwt £>' ■jacw , 'ethnA
suffice to save a landmark that ts y**™^ o»f» :
Into rood money. How many travellers woiu«
» rap for Ayr without the old brid«« 7