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SUNDAY, AUGUST .1. 1900.
THE KBWM THIS MORNING.
FOREIGX.— Strict censorship prevents an es
timate of the result of the call for a general
strike in Russia; It Is reported that nearly sev
enty thousand men have quit work at St. Pe
tereburs. and that there were "scenes of excite
ment" at Ui*' station*; renewed firing was re
ported from Cronstadt; the wires have been cut.
r Robbers attacked a train between Libau
and Hafenpot and stole $40,000; a panic pre
vails in Warsaw. - A dispatch from Mos
cow to London said thui thirty workmen were
blown to pieces by the premature explosion of
bomb*. ■ -■ Strained relation* between Prance
and Turkey have resulted from a disagreement
over the boundary of Tripoli. : A brilliant
racing week is promised at Cowes; the British
and Spanish sovereigns have arrived there, and
many yachts have been entered. ■ A coali
tion of Moroccan tribes apalnsi France was re
ported, and the situation was said to be critical.
:■ The British Parliament adjourned to Oc
tober 28. =-= Congressman and Mrs. Nicholas
Laong-K-orth Bailed for home.
DOMESTIC— The figrht over piers at Oyster
Bay was marked by rebuilding-, a second demoli
tion, and the service of more papers. == H.
P. Dodge, secretary of the Embassy at Berlin,
it was announced at Washington, had been
transferred to Tokio. == Argument was held
before Justice Howard at Troy on the return of
the mandamus order Issued by Justice Blanchard
dlrectijip State Secretary O'Brien to show cause
why he should not recognize the old state ap
portionment of 1594. == An insane man
lumped from a train in Cincinnati to a roof
twenty-five feet below and was subdued only
after a hard tight. ===== D. B. Wesson, of the
firm of Smith & Wesson, revolver manufactur
ers, died at Springfield. Ma«s. = An injured
deckhand treated on the flagship of Cornelius
Vanderbilt. commodore of the New York Yacht
Club, at New London, died later at a hospital,
following amputation of his legs. ===== Ex-
Mayor Quiney, of Boston, said he thought Bryan
would be nominated and predicted success for
him «t the polls. = it was said In Boston
that the British authorities would take no action
In the Douglas cat*: Lord Douglas said he
Mailed the case dropped.
ClTY.— Stocks were weak. === Reserves
from six police stations, aided by forty patrol
men, were powerless for several "hours to quell
several riots at the P«lo Grounds. == District
Attorney Jerome, It -.vas said, was expected to
address the Augu.-t grand jury on the subject
of in.sunince to-i • - .•; the iavestlgation may
be resumed this Wt-efc. - ■ - The Audubon So
ciety made public a inter from President Roose
veit decrying the use >,f aigrettes on women's
feats. =s= Secretary W T i!son found satisfactory
conditions in slaughter houses In New York,
Philadelphia, and J<-rßey City. ■1 ■■ The date for
the Republican state convention may be set for
October 2. one week afte- the Democratic con
vention. irs. Thaw, the mother of Harry
Kendail Thaw, said that her son did not induce
her to dismiss ex-Judge Olcott. == Many hun
dreds of br-Erging letters are received daily by Mrs.
Russell Sage, and at tlie Sag-e office, and burned.
Unacknowledged. — — - It \va.<? announced in this
city that J. P. Morgan & Co. had prepared a
plan for the consolidation of the Hocking Valley
and Kanawha & Michigan railroads.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Rain. The temperature yesterday: Highest, 86
degrees; lowest, 72.
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THE HARVARD CREW IS ENGLAND.
Tbe Harvard University oarsmen who are to
race with the Cambridge crew in a few weeks
are quoted on their arrival in England as saying
that thej "i-xpert to give a good account of them
■eires." That natural "xpressioa may be Inter
picted as uieauiug that they are «onfldent of win-
Uiiip : lint we do not believe that they really feel
at all wan of the result ef the race. The 'state
ment attributed to them probably reflects their
exact condition <it mind, and we have no doubt
that their cbeerfnl anticipation will be realized.
TLey. will give a good aei-ount of themselves.
They have reason to know that they are a pow
erful, expert and enduring crew. But it Is cer
tain that tbe Cambridge eight also poseewies
tboae qualities, and ihat it enjoys the great
advantage of being at borne, instead of abroad.
Undoubtedly the Harvard men hoped to win
when they started, and would not have ar
ranged the race if they bad uot thought they
Lad a reasonable <hau : but there was no
vanity of spirit iv their challenge, and not a
hint of boaatfnbsßßf appeared in the negotia
tions. In l>rief. the transaction has thus far
exhibited tne true temper of the amateur on
both sides, and it will be completed in a man
ner creditable to the English and American
universities, it will be a gentlemen's race,
differing in that respect from Rome international
contests of recent years which have caused
lc*s pride than regret.
In any ancfe contest the visitors are neces
f«rily handicapped by unfamiliar conditions.
For one thing, there is perhaps never time
enough for them to become thoroughly accli
mated: and yet a period of practice eeems in
dispensahie, though Its effect may be unsettling
rather than ihysieally beneficial. We remem
ber tbnt the captain of the English team who
came over to take part in amateur field 6ports
ti 11 umber of years ago expressed the opinion
cpon his return— without a particle of ill will
or faultfinding— that they would have done bet
ter if the aparta had come off a few days after
' their arrival. The interval was not long
enough for recuperation from tbe lassitude of
which tbej began to be more or lem conscious
when they had h*en here a little while. We
believe that American athletes have derived a
similar Impression from their experience* In
England, and it would not be strange if the
Harvard oarM)*>M should become aware that
they had been affected lv tbe same manner by
conditions which it may b*» practically impossi
ble to control.
One thing srblcb pleat*** v* in tbis» instance
of international rivalry is tlie evidence that
t! .<> bane cf victory «as not the sole iuduce
ment arhfah led the HarvaiJ crew to arrange
the rare. The exoeaafvc desire to win Is an
krationai oad unlovely feature of American
college coujiK-titions. Our students who engage
in athletics too generally feel that final defeat
is the lots of aii— that time and effort and
dtedplioe Lave "•ecu thrown aaraj and wasted
outright. The Bngtiaa amateur, on the con
trary, thinks that be has a handsome balance
«C fojovmeat and advantage to his credit, even
though ho is < disappointed n» the last- Thnt is
tl:r- right view of tlie man-r. nii.l we' hope that
the trip of the Harvard crew to Baftaad will
cause it to be more widely taken in this country.
SIGHT WORK FOB WOMEX.
It is a rare thing for the judges of an in
ferior court to assume the high duty of de
claring a statute unconstitutional. The Court
of Appeals and even the United States Su
preme Court give such decisions with the great
est reluctance, and approach every legislative
enactment with the presumption that It is valid
and that their power to set aside the will of
the people may be rightfully exercised only
when their conviction is overwhelming that the
Constitution has been violated. Even Supreme
Court Justices, In doubtful cases, ore In th«
habit of sustaining the law and leaving all
positive declarations as to Its constitutionality
to the court of lost resort.
Justice Olmsted and his colleagues of tho
Court of Special Sessions— a still lower court
have taken a different view of their duty and
have declared that the section of the labor law
which forbids the employment of women in
factories between 9 o'clock at night and 6
o'clock in the morning, and limtls their wor
to sixty hours weekly, is unconstitutional. They
hare taken this grave responsibility with a
criminal statute, thus paralyzing while the
question Is in dispute the state's administrative
\7ork for the protection of the women wage
earners. It happens that the people have the
right of appeal in this slate from a decision
involving the construction of the criminal law,
so we shall ultimately sret an authoritative de
cision on the subject. But meanwhile the ad
vantage is given to those who wish to disobey
Thin, we think, is unfortunate. There I*
doubtless a fair question for the courts as to
the validity of this law. but the higher courts
hare gone far enough in tbe direction of sus
taining laws of the same general character to
forbid this one from being lightly set aside.
In Illinois, it Is true, as late as 1895 a law
limiting the hours of labor for women was de
clared unconstitutional In <b»> case of Ritchie
agt. the People. As early as 7*76, however, in
the Commonwealth agt. 'le Manu
facturing Company, the Mans*.<*v34tts Supreme
Court sustained a law limiting the employment
of women In any manufae>.irlng establishment
to elxty hours a week. The United States Su
preme Court, in Holden agt. ilardy, sustained
a Utah statute restricting the labor of men in
the mines to eight hours a day. and, while it
recently, by a divided court, declared uncon
stitutional a law forbidding a man to work
more than ten hours in a bakery (re Locbner
agt. New York), even the majority held that
the police power of the state was competent
for the public welfare to protect a laborer from
himself when it appeared that morals and
health, not merely social theories, were to be
It Is said that this law is class legislation in
that it forbids a woman to work in a fac
tory late at night, while she may work even
harder in her own home. It 1s said that she is
as likely to undermine her own health and that
of her possible offspring by overwork in the
flat as in the factory. Such a possibility, how
ever, raises a question for legislative discretion
rather than judicial dogmatism. If the Legis
lature finds that some actual harm comes from
factory work for women at night, it would seem
to be competent to prohibit it. and we think It
might well come to that conclusion. The great
body of the women in factories 'are young. A
large proportion of them are under age. In
many Industries there are as many between
tlie a?es of sixteen and twenty as there are
over twenty-one. We believe the state may
properly, for the sake of the public health and
public morals, say that those young women
shall not be kept in factories after 9 o'clock
at night aud then turned loose 111 the streets.
The fact that some women whom tlie law does
uot cover may in other ways injure themselves
and their posterity oupht not to prevent tlie
state from dealing with a real and menacing
industrial evil, nor should tho f«ct that many
of these women willingly work In factories.
The state should protect them against their
own ignorance ar.d against their own necessi
ties, which make the exploiters of labor able to
command night work.
OS THE VALUE OF DISCRETION.
Nothing Is to be gained by hysterical out
bursts over tbe conflict between the Art Stu
dents' League an«l Mr. Comstock; least of all
Is there any occasion to fear that this episode
foreshadows the break-up of art study aud the
ultimate extinction of art upon those shores.
The league will continue the work upon which
it has been so long and so honorably engaged
and art will survive. The foundations of so
ciety have not been menaced by either the
publication or the seizure of the magazine which
has caused all the trouble, and a little reflec
tion will perhaps show to both sides that ordi
nary discretion is the best solvent for all dif
ficulties of the sort.
No one could imagine that tbe league had any
notion of giving offence through the inclusion
of studies from the nude in ;i publication illus
trating its work. Neither could any one quar
rel with the layman who considered that the
distribution of such studies might better be so
restricted as to keep them from felling casually
Into hands not strictly professional. There is
no question of prudery here. It is simply one
of ordinary discretion. If it had been so put
to tbe managers of the league they would prob
ably have followed a polite suggestion with
polite action. The seizure of the magazine in
the league rooms, without any preliminary ef
forts toward an amicable arrangement, and the
arrest of an Innocent young employe under a
charge insulting to her dignity suggest even
more sharply the desirability of discretion.
GERMAN DRAMA IX NEW YORK.
One of the annual rumors in the metropolitan
theatrical world, which is usually circulated in
vacation time, when plans for the coming sea
son are being made, is to the effect that tbe
German theatre will not be reopened. These
reports have at various times had the theatre
converted into a vaudeville show place, a skat
ing rink, an apartment bouse and a stage school.
This season's rumor is of the vaudeville va
riety, and gives the new lessee "immediate pos
session," provided Mr. CVmried can secure re
leases from the actors with whom he has made
The abandonment of the German theatre
would be a source of deep regret to many per
sons in and near New York, !>ut that the con
tingency is uot beyond possibility has been evi
dent to the observant patrons of the Irving
Place Theatre for some time. The audiences for
the last few years, except when the attrac
tions were of the extraordinary kind, have been
poor, despite good performances of well se
lected plays, and this, considered together with
the fact that New York has a large German
speaking population, is remarkable. There ban
been a German theatre in Xew York since 1840,
when Frederieh Wiese opened a small plav
hoitfe In Chatham street and furulsheu an even
ing's entertainment described as "musical and
dramatic" at pikes ranging from 12% ,^ nts to
50 cents. Th» Stadt Theatre, Hie Germania,
the Thalia and several others had their day',
and at one time two German theatres flour
ished in Xew York. The high point was proba
bly reached at the Thalia in the period between
1*79 and 1888. There such well known actors
as Possart. .lunkermaun. Kaioz. Sonneutlml.
Rank. Lube. Link and Ottrelly and mauy others
from the large theatres of Europe played to
crowded bouses. Tbe German theatre was pop-
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. AUGUST 5. 1906.
! ular. and pe°P went .'in great numbers from
the upper residence part of , the city to the
R,,wpm to witness tho performance*. Put the
Interest has waned, not because Hainan, Am
berg, Neuendorff or any one ot ana nmnnsers
who preceded Mr. Conried managed better than
be but because the theatre-going population of
those days has grown old and small. The chil
dren of the men and women who applauded
Baudmann and Barnay and who wondered at
the versatility of Geistlnger and Gallmeyer take
no interest in German performances, because
they are Americans, of whom some cultivate
the German, but many cannot speak the lan
guage of their parents. The Influx from Ger
many is too small to offset these causes for a
diminishing demand for the German drama,
and hence the" people are interested in the
German stage—and there are still many in New
York— always look anxiously for a denial of tbe
annual report that tlie German drama is to be
seen no more.
A NEIGHBOR'S MISINTERPRETATIONS.
"Tlie World" singularly misinterprets tbe at
titude of The Tribune on the question of non
parHsan Judicial nominations. With real Judi
cial non-partisanship we have the greatest sym
pathy, and have uniformly supported all efforts
to take the courts out of politics. We have re
peatedly advocated the nomination of Demo
crats for the bench by Republican conventions,
and we originated the movement in tbe Repub
lican party which made a distinguished Dem
ocrat the present chief judge of the Court of
Appeals. So row we are glnil to promote true
nou-partJsanshlp. and object only to that so
called non-partisanship which is Jealously bent
on finding Republican candidates for the bench
Our comment which "The World" criticises
we a based on the inconsistencies of those who,
proclaiming their absolute disregard for pollt
<*a» <; •Tislderations, immediately give the great
est care to them; who set up one rule of non
partisanship in the Ist District and quite an
other rule in the 2rt District When we said
that tlie Republicans in the 2d District were
entitled to three of tbe seven new Judges we
said it in connection with and In reply to what
purported to be an authoritative statement of
the purpose of tbe nominating committee that
non-partisan selections should be made with a
viev- to partisanship, and the suggestion that
the Republicans were thought to have too many
Judges and were to receive only one new nom
ination. Our argument was solely directed to
show that on the principle of fair division be
tween the parties, which it was said would
govern the committee, the Republican aspirants
were entitled to be as well treated as Demo
crats, ami not arbitrarily ruled out of the com
'The World" also misrepresents The Trib
une's remarks about Judge Cowing's Repub
licanism. We did not say that it should be vis
ible to the naked eye. We are perfectly con
tent that it should uot be, and are glad if his
Democracy is equally invisible. What we did
say was that Republican candidates for the
other vacancy in General Sessions should not
have been arbitrarily set aside because of the
alleged Republicanism of a Judge who, if re
port be true, has been In recent years a con
tributor to Tammany campaign funds exclu
sively. It is not the non-partisanship displayed
in such methods of nominating judges to which
we object, but the extreme and offensive par
THE ORACLES OF THE OBVIOLS.
Wo nr«> a long suffering people. Our patience
Is Illimitable and it is wonderfully good humored
Into the bargain. But it is time for us to rebel.
We must begin 10 discourage the bores who have
no long presumed upon our amiability that. In
deed, they are hardly to be blamed for their
preseni sublime complacency. The bores In
question are. to particularize, those alien ob
servers who sj>eiid a few months or weeks here,
take voluminous notes, and then, in our own
publications, toll us all about It. The reader
need not lx» alarmed. We contemplate no re
prisals for unsympathetic things said by these
visitors, for droll mistakes or misrepresenta
tions. Our protest springs simply from weari
ness over the whole silly business.' Foreign crit
icism is not in itself to be resented. It may be
very useful, and in su^b. case is to be received
with gratitude. But why does not Europe send
us a critic?
She sends us Instead observers who, if we
may judge by what they print, are no more
qualified to talk about us than a child is quali
fird to talk about the binomial theorem. They
land with a flourish of trumpets, bring, as a
rule, unimpeachable credentials. Often they are
men of letters whose books have already as
sured them a welcome. We receive them cord
ially, perhaps too cordially. Almost before they
know it they are being 'made comfortable in
more than one pleasant dub, an Indulgence
which sometimes astonishes the recipient, for he
knows that clubs abroad rarely show the same
swift, unquestioning hospitality to visiting
Americans. Now, if the man upon whom we lav
ish our kindness were to announce that we all
dined in our shirtsleeves, that lynchings in
Broadway were as common as cabs in Piccadilly,
that our "smart" young men drove about in
phaetons drawn by mixed teams of dromedaries
and dachshunde, we could forgive him. But he
goes out and discovers — a skyscraper!
How that skyscraper has helped the visiting
author to cover up for his compatriots the pov
erty of his imagination, the feebleness of his
power of perception : When will he realize that
the skyscraper is a detail, that for such pur
poses as he entertains It is as old as the Pyra
mids, that disquisitions upon it are about as
profitable as disquisitions upon last year's pav
ing stones, and that we are tired to death of
hearing it described In eloquent periods? Mean
while, he continues to dilate upon it as upon a
stupendous "social document." Where Is his
intelligence? In a country like ours Is there
nothing for him to think about save the material
things that He upon the surface? Why does
he behave like a child at a fair, gasping with
amazement over the confusion before him, over
the mere pageuntry that he sees? Can he never
hope to understand the human nature beneath
that which appeals to his roving eye? Here is
Mr. H. G. Wells, whose tales have given us so
much pleasure. After his flying trip through the
country be concludes that "the lavish spending
"of Fifth avenue ... is but the flower, the
"often brilliant, tbe sometimes gaudy flower of
"the American economic process, ond such slow
"aud patient accumulators as Mr. Astor the
"rounding aud ripening fruit." No doubt, but
when Mr. Wells adds that "one need be only a
little while in America to realize this," we are
Inclined to ask him why he didn't stay longer,
think a little harder and tells us something more
Important. He dilates upon bis discovery of the
Waldorf-Astoria, but we have heard of the sub
ject before, and his reflections on it contain noth
At this late day nobody needs to be told that
certain things or conditions in America are typ
ical and fraught with tremendous lessons. It
has been dinned into our ears until we are sick
of it. America is a huge country, in which mill
ions of people are doing an Incredible number
of interesting things, and It "makes furiously
to think" without our dragging in a single sky
scraper or citing a single millionaire. It is
the monotonous and commonplace character of
these alien observations that disgusts. The
oracles of the obvious are as tiresome as a book
agent with their twaddling repetitions of the
historic fact that two and two make four. Even
Mr. Henry James has moved us to a mild won
der in this matter. Much Mas expected of him
« ben he revisited his native land to see whether
or not it had been improving its time in his
absence, but the "message" which be baa ea
velopM in a ruftze of >6iMf> ar-antlly rewarrtsMis
wh'enVe have last niade 11 out. He has writ
ten ns though the eyes "f the w,.r1.l were upon
lilrri, as ThMu^h ■• he bad really ovcnvliolining
things to F?iy 15 nt 'as wo road «■>' recall the
'story of Lord Bonconsfleld BtroHlng with the
Princess Batthyanyi bentatli the beeches at
Ilushendcn. Pointing to tbe beflehwood, tho
mast beloved of English swine that covered the
ground, he said grandly : "Observe the magnifi
cent prodigality of nature." Said the princess:
"Why don't you keep pigs?" We wish some
thing might be done to bring Mr. James and
Mr. Wells, and all the rest, down to earth In
this way, to make them see how foolish it is to
attempt to interpret a great nation in the arti
ficial terms of the literary man or the shallow
exclamations of the frantic tourist. If they
cannot como to close quarters with America and
the Americans, if they can throw no new light
on old problems, can tell us nothing about our
selves that Is seriously interesting, would Jt not
be well for them to write of other things?
Ex raiments in fruit culture under the au
spices of the Department of Agriculture are said
to have culminated in several notable successes
within the last few months. A new species of
lime bag been developed by crossing the West
Indian variety with the Sicily lemon. The fruit
is almost seedless, matures early and has a
flavor which particularly commends it to dis
criminating palates. Another hybrid, the "cit
range," resembles the grapefruit in taste and
In the facility with which its pulp may be re
moved with a spoon. It promises to be cheaper,
however, and to be hardier than either tbe
grapefruit or the common orange. It is as
serted that citrange trees have been subjected to
a temperature of 15 degrees above zero without
Achievements of this sort should enable tbe
fruit grower to get a better return on his in
vestment of labor and capital. Fruit dealers
will welcome every improvement in quality and
every assurance of greater certainty of produc
tion. Finally the consumer has reason to be
pleased at every prospect of either an enlarged
supply or a wider choice.
Professor Lankoster holds that the earth is not
self-cooling. In these midsummer days a great
many people will agree with the professor.
"The London Post" draws an analogy between
Canada seventy years ago and South Africa to
day. Whether or not at the end of seventy
years more the analogy will present equal simi
larities will depend upon the wisdom of the
British government in dealing with its lands
south of the equator.
There was an eclipse of the moon yesterday
which was visible only on the Pacific Coast. Not
enjoying the confidence of fair Luna, we can
not say why she gave New York the cold shoul
der, but official readings of the thermometer do
not indicate that the metropolis experienced any
conspicuous refrigerating effect.
There seems to be a well grounded impression
among American merchants that "the open
door" In Manchuria swing." open only in the di
rection of Japan.
The wise man carries his umbrella every time
he ventures from home during the present reign
of St. Swithin. The rain comes with almost
the dally regularity of the bridge crush.
Year after year the attempt is made to swim
across the English Channt 1, but usually, if not
always, without success. The task is beset with
difficulties because of tidal currents. Something
besides mere distance must be overcome. The
art of swimming: deserves every encouragement,
for it enables a man to save his own or another's
life in emergencies of a kind which are of only
too frequent occurrence. For this and other rea
sons one could wish that the distinction which
bo many British swimmers have sought in vain
might have been more frequently won.
THE TALK IOF THE DAY.
A Gold Coast journal describes a wedding and a
feast following it In a manner befitting a cus
todian of morals and manners: "It is reported
that most of the gentlemen who attended refreshed
themselves avariciously, and tlie manner in which
they acted does hot speak well of their gentle
manly principles. These gentlemen may please be
ware to avoid a repetition on future occasions."
IF PIGS HAD WINGS.
[A Btigßvstlon to "road hogs," in view ot the crazo
for ba!lb<->ning. ]
Scorchers who set the pace that hums, •
And heedless of your bones and purses
Consider speed till it becomes
A kind of spell, resembling Circe"s,
Here is a field for broken limjbs.
An opportunity to owe bills,
'•Vhose danger positively dims
Your 100-h.-p. automobiles:
In motlng— delirious sense.
And somewhat hard for words to capture —
The peril plus the blown expense.
We take it, constitute the rapture;
These are the consolations which
Attend one as the evening closes,
And make a rather brambly ditch
Approximate to beds of roses.
But, now that petrol tanks are stale
And lose their old delightful flavor.
Balloons in the ascendant scale
May be submitted to your f«vor:
The cost of the concern is hisrh
(We cannot stop to give the data),
And thrills of danger surely lie
Among the atmospheric strata.
We grant you that the sudden curve.
The cropping kine, the heedless peasant—
Those triumphs of a chauffeur's nerve
That made a rapid run so pleasant —
These things are gone; admired by Hodge
You soar above his grateful vision
To places where the fauna dodge
with most remarkable precision.
Heroes who joined a heart so stout
To stories so sublimely graphic.
There you must plod along without
Impinging on the local traffic:
The courage that on earth you spent
In victories like that of Pyrrhus
Will count it a supreme event
To cannon up against a cirrus.
Yet mark the point we wish to urge.
Suppose a Panhard goes to pieces.
The sportsman may with luck emerge
And straighten out his spinal creases;
But here, although the route may tire.
Conceive for one ecstatic minute
Collision with a careless spire —
And automobiles are not In It!
An article about Hell. Norway, has appeared In
the daily press. The chi^f attraction of the place
seems to be that it freezes over annually, but, at
any rate, a Buffalo man. according to "The Buf
falo Commercial," thought of it as a possible sum
mer resort, and sought for it in the gazetteer. Hell,
Norway, was mi-stntr. but he found instead this
gem of encyclopaedic literature, whether intentional
or not he knows not: "Heir* Skerries, a cluster of
the Hebrldean Isles, about ten miles west of Rum.
The current which runs between them is extremely
Somewhat Ambiguous.— Jiggs— Why did Jelkln
ton give up hie club when he pot married'
Biggs— Well, he said his wife could always find
him there when he went out nights— The Bo
A true cat story Is told by a correspondent of
"The Hartford Courant." A family moved to a
new home twelve miles from the old one. They
gave their cats to a friend about six miles from
the new home. One of them, the mother cat. re
mained at her new quarters only a short time,
and nothing was heard from her until thi3 sum
mer, when nearly two years had passed. One
morning she was discovered in the yard of her
old mistress's home in the city which she had
never se*n. being born and raised at the old home
in the country. To the greeting of ler mistress
she responded with every show of affection and
delight. Of course, the wanderer was made wel
come. She shows, a decided aversion to being put
out of doors at all. and clings with a devotedness
which Is really touching to her old friends. "Now,"
asks the writer, "could this be merely chance
that puscy. In her tramp life, should nnd her way
to that particular place, or do these dumb creatures
know more than we give them credit for?"
Young Innocent— l beg your pardon, did I tr«ad
on your foot that time? a ' trea «
__Jweetj3lrl < V ery aweetlv)— Oh. no. not that time!
About People and Social Incident*.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
St. Swlthin la held responsible for the disagree
able weather which, since the day sacred to his
memory, has contributed so much to interfere with
the rayetles at the various lummw resorts; and
the worst of the matter Is that there is little pros
pect of a change for the better, since a wet ; St.
Swithln's Day is" supposed invariably to be fol
lowed by forty days of rain. Seldom has the an
nual cruise of the New York Yacht Club-that
principal affair in American yachting circles-be
gun under more unfavorable weather auspices.
Not a ray of the sun appeared to lighten up th
gathering of the big fl««t of the club at Glen C
on Thursday or at Us start thence on the follow
ing morning. To-day the huge flotilla is at New
London, where yachts belonging to all kinds of or
ganisations have gathered to welcome It. and to
morrow morning all the boats will move on to
Newport, under the orders of Commodore Cor
nelius Vanderbllt. who finds himself at the head
of a larger fleet than it has ever fallen to the lot
of any American or foreign admiral to command
sine* th* days of the Spanish Armada.
All sorts of festivities have been arranged at
Newport for the entertainment of the visiting
yachtsmen during their stay there from to-morrow
until Thursday morning, when they sail on to
Vineyard Haven, returning to Newport on Satur
day, where the cruise will come to an end. The
principal features of the Newport visit will be the
races for the Astor Cup on Tuesday and the con
test for King Kdwards Cup on Wednesday. Sir
Mortimer Durand. the British Ambassador, la to be
at Newport during the week, and It is expected
that he will be invited to present to the winner
the prise offered by his sovereign. Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbllt. as wife of the ranking officer of the
fleet of the New York Yacht Club, will give a
large dinner to-morrow night in honor of the vis
iting yachtsmen at BeauMeu. followed by another
dinner on Saturday evening, on their return from
Vineyard Haven, while other entertainment* will
be given for them by Mrs. Elbrldge T. Gerry. Mrs.
William K. Vanderbllt. Jr.. and Mrs. Pembroke
Many well known women are absent from their
accustomed haunts at Newport to-day, owing to
the religious retreat organized by the nuns of the
new Convent of the Cenacle. under the direction
of the Rev. William O'Brien Pardow. of the Jesuit
Society. The convent is a branch establishment
of the Convent of St. Regis In New York, where
retreats are held in tbe late autumn and In the
spring. But this is the first time that a retreat
has been organized at any of the fashionable sum
mer resorts at the height of the season. It entails
a temporary withdrawal from all the gayetles and
entertainment, and the devotion of the entire day
to religious meditation, to prayer and to the hear
ing of sermons. Among those who have been tak
ing part in this retreat are Mrs. Delancey Kane.
Mrs. Charles M. Oelrichs. Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt,
jr.. Mrs. Lewis Quentin Jones and Mra Cameron
Saratoga shares with Newport the attention of
New York society during the month of August,
which at the Springs Is taken up by the racing
season and by the annual polo tournaments. The
Meadow Brook set Is always extensively repre
sented at Saratoga, and among those who are
established there for the next few weeks are Mr.
and Mrs. Herman B. Duryea, August Belmont.
Mr. and Mrs. August Belmont. Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Bishop and Mrs. James Kernochan.
At Bar Harbor far more gayety appears to pre
vail than at any other summer resort this year.
Mrs. Dave Hennen Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Morris
K. Jesup, Mr. and Mra. Ernesto G. Fabbrl. Mr. and
Mrs. R. Fulton Cmting. the Austrian Ambassador
and Mine, yon Ilengelmiiller vie with one another
in the organization of entertainments, while the
Kebo Golf Club and the Pot and Kettle are the
scenes of dally luncheon parties. There are dances
on at least three nights of the wrek at the Mal
vern and at the Swimming Club. The dog show
next week will be succeeded by the horse show,
and, as there are a very large number of entries
and every box has been sold, the affair promises to
be a great success.
Immediately afterward will follow the horse show
at Newport, which, held at the Casino, marks the
close of the Newport season. The lstter has, there
fore, less than a month to run, and unless things
change very much it will remain on record as one
of the dullest in the history of that seaside resort..
Several small dances are projected, notably by Mra.
W. Watts Sherman, by Mrs. Pembroke Jones and
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish. But many houses are closed
either through mourning or through the absence of
their owners, and this is having a depressing effect
on the gayeties of the colony. Among the recent
arrivals have been. Atherton Blight and his daugh
ter. Miss Evelyn Blight, while Mra. Charles T.
Barney and Miss Katherine Barney and Miss Kath
leen Beresford. daughter of Admiral Lord Charles
Beresiord. are to be there this week. Mr. and Mrs.
John U. Drexel. Mr. and Mra. J. Laurens Van AK*n,
Mr. and .Mr.-«. Harry Payne Whitney. Mrs. Hermann
Oelrichs, Colonel ana Mrs. John Jacob Astor and
Mrs. Astor, sr., are all missing, and their absence
does not contribute to make the season a success.
Newport's season will have long since come to an
end and most of the villas will have been closed
when the wedding of Mahlon Sands and Miss
Evelyn Blight takes place there in October. It had
been originally arranged that the marriage should
be solemnized In London, where Miss Alice Blight
became the wife of Gerald Lowther. now British
Minister at Tangier, more than a year ago. But
Mrs. Lowther is coming over to America to visit
her relatives and friends at the beginning of Octo
ber, and it has accordingly been decided to have
the wedding take place at Newport* during her stay
In this country. Her other sister. Mrs. William
Payne Thompson, and her husband, who are now in
Europe, will return for the occasion, and Mahlon
Sands is expected very soon from London.
Mrs. Edward Leverieh and her daughters, the
Misses Catherine and Margaret Leverieh. are occu
pying their country place at Throg?"* Neck, In
Mrs. Chester Griswold. sr.. who is at Southamp
ton. Long Island, will leave there at the end of the
month for Overtake, her place at Burlington. Tt
William Jay Schieffeiin has gone to Bar Harbor
to Join Mrs. Schieffeiin and his family, who are
A. De Navarro has Joined his mother. Mra. Jose
F. De Navarro. in England. They will sail for New
York on September 15.
Jay Gould, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jay Gould,
returned from Europe yesterday. He was met on
his arrival here by his brother, Kingdon Gould.
Center Hitchcock arrived yesterday from Europe
and went at once to Newport, where he will spend
the remainder of the season.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Aymar Sands, who are now In
Paris, will sail for New York on September 15. and
on their arrival here will go to Southampton, where
they will remain throughout the month of October.
SOCIAL NOTES FRC NEWPORT.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.)
Newport. R. 1.. Aug. *. —To-day was not a busy
one with society In Newport, the work ©f the day
before at the fair at the Vanderbilt farm having
tired many out. As .1 result there was little life
in the cottage colony until night, when there t. ere
a number of dinners. Another reason for the dul
ness was the (act that many of the men have left
Newport and Joined the cruise of the Nt-w York
Yacht Club, and until their-return here on Monday
next there will be little going on in the cottage
The women met as usual this morning at the
Casino and talked over the success c£ the fair yes
terday, and, those who have worked so hard for Its
success wer« warmly congratulated. It .vai an
nounced to-day that the amount which would be
turned over to the orphanage will l>e In the reigh
borhood of $5,000. a generous sum when the weather
Is taken into consideration, but no one seemed to
mind the weather, and the woman do not know
what they would have done with the crowd had it
been a bright day.
The sun came out for the first time in a week
thli afternoon, and the cottagers coajnuulatsd
tbenwlve* d*£ gootj rather had arrive it k
but as the afternoon wore on tt besan » «io,\t
and this evenlnc the thick fo which ha ur-v !
for some days shut In. making It sticky a nd*V'
agreeable. The weather to-day was -i«&i B v,, «« *"
for a farther postponement of th* tesjsjkj J*.*
Casino, and it now looks as If the m\x*i de-M* 1
will have to be postponed indefinitely. as „ '" ?
women's singles. '-'
This afternoon a number of the cotta&r- • «*
on Rear Admiral Robley I>. Evans on heanT^v 1
flagship Maine, where they were entertainer S
cabin, and later shown about the ship. Th»-, !
no entertainment in town this evening tar tfc» T^*
mlral. but to-morrow evening he win attsM a, <♦<
ner to be given by Mrs. Edward J. Bsrwted ». 7?"
Elms. It is probable that Admiral Evans w '1*
an afternoon reception on board his flagA 3
afternoon before his fleet sails, in r»tara"j ir^*
many courtesies shown him and his officers w- •!
in Newport waters. " ai **
Mrs. Fish announced to-day that tt» d>
which she Is to give on Saturday evening, a-C.*
23. will be for the older cottagers, and that iT»c
be followed by a musical at which tSa •dT
muslclans will be Slgnor Campanart. tS« »*[
known barytone, of the Metropolitan Opera Com
pany. The musical win be followed by *tactsf ""*"
Mrs. Joseph E. Wldener entertained a i*xn
number of women at a> luncheon this a.';Tr..ioo.
This evening cottage dinners were ghjsj hj k^
Edward J. Berwlnd. H. M. Harrlman. Henry a^
mond. Dr. WUllam T. Bull. Mrs. George S Scit»
and Mrs. William G. Roelker. the last mbjSJm
being the largest affair of the day, with ■ «
after the dinner and a little dancing.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spies Kip, of New Yr rs m
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Sorcoar. tat ,
T. A. Havemeyer is visiting LJspenard E'.rrv
at White Lodge.
• W. H. Vanderpoel. of New York, i« the g.«st at
Mr. and Mrs. J. Berre King.
IN THE BERKSHIRE 3. k^ r
[By Ttlegraph to The Trtboss^l
Lenox. Mass.. Aug. 4.— Rain to-day def«— %
number of interesting sporting contests ar--%-»..j
for the entertainment of the cottagers. Tt. ••-.
Ills match i>etween the Wyantenuck Club, of CtTv.
Barrington. and the Lenox Club team waj i ,• .
poned. as was the cricket gam* between Loax'
and Adams and the baseball game betwwa tfts
teams on the estates of William D. Sloa.-. »-«
Goorgw Westlnghouse. Two picnics aad. aa aato
moblle trip to the Cowes Gladoll fana we-- I^j
Mr. and Mrs. George Winthrop Folscra a=i
Archibald K. MacKay came up. from New York ta
Judge John Clinton Gray, of ITeisr Yoifi; bj»£|
guest of his son. John C. Gray. Jr.. at tnaohasi
to-day at the Hotel AsplnwalL Judge Gray t* 1 .-.»
moblling to Newport.
.Mies M. M. Roberts, of New York, arrtrw t:-iij
at the Hotel AsplnwalL
Mrs. Philip F. Kobbe. Jr.. of Stater. Isla.z2. | a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Kobbe hi Stacks <<f*.
Mr. and Mm T. Bayard Coffins, et Rcav Tori,
•re In Stockbridge. Mr. Collins Is pßsjMhj %
work on Aaron Burr and Is searching Stock '-.j^
records for Burr's connection with tho Jor.a ••«.■»
Miss Caroline Le R. Webb, of RlverdakXNMhv
Hudson, is a guest of the Misses Alsssux!-* 1:
Miss Mary De P. Carey baa MtsjßjsJ Bssj v
outing at the seashore.
Mrs. homas Griffin, of New Yor!-c. is a r ■*•• tl
Mrs. John Kean at the Smith villa.
Mrs. Henry Livingston Lee and da.«--- XI."
Margaret Lee, who are In Europe, are preparlaj ta
sail for New York. They will Jofa Mr. Im si
Lenox, and will remain in the Berkshire* oatll ;.':•
The prizes offered by Mrs. Morris K. Jesasv Jfcs,
Frank K. Sturgls an.l Mrs. Edward R. Whartss
for the improvement of village places m Lenox will
be awarded next week. The givers have dlilist IS
divide the prizes into first and second awards, as
much interest has been arnuved in the coasjsMsa.
Mrs. Wharton's prize for the best show of awn is,
in Lenox will be divided into three award*
Mr. and Mra. J. J. Cram. of New York, aai ».
and Mrs. Jonathan Godfrey, of Bridgeport, who.
are automobiling in the Berkshire*, are la hum
for a few days.
Lawrence B. Rand, of New York, has arrived ia
Lenox for tho month of August.
Francis Billiard, who has been a guest sf Wt%
Robert Winthrop. has returned to Boston.
At a meeting of the executive committee tt tt»
Lenox Golf Club to-day It was decided to «f*a tte
tournament on September 5 with the prsHru-i .-•■
round, for the Lenox Cup. A trophy knows) as UN
Berkshire Cup will be awarded to the Isafcr «f
the first sixteen who will qualify for mates) sJv
for the Lenox Cup. Robert W. Pattersoa sa**t
a cup for match play by the second aixtesa. AM
will also be handsome medals for the wlnr.*~« 4
the Lenox Cup and the runner-up. WBltorn D-
Sloane, president of the club, will offer a W kr"«n
as the President's Cup. a trophy which teaanatf
offers for match play.
A foursome at the Lenox Golf Club yesterday ft*
a purse between John Moller and Eustace J±- ;-•••
against David T. Dana and Hamilton W. Ca.- ■
cited a good deal of interest. Messrs. Mol>- i-" ;
Jacques won by 4 up and 3 to play.
NOTES FROM TUXEDO PARK. \
[By TetesTaph to The Trlbnne.l
Tuxedo Park. N. V.. Aug. The wsatbsM*
day was clear and warm, but It did not hfcsder v
the least the sdcUl affairs scheduled for th* W*S>
end. There were several house parties, f uU***l ■?
dinners among the colonists. Among those *l
entertained at dinners to-night were Mr. **J I*<%
Richard Mortimer. Mr. and Mrs. Henry It ™"*
the Misses Coster. Mrs. P. C. Hewitt. General •*•
Mrs. J. F. Pierson. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Freß=?'
huysen and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Fahnestock.
Francis nnd Maurice Roche, who hare >**
spending several weeks with Mrs. Hewitt. *•»•
gone to Bar Harbor for the midsummer ssssss^
Miss Isabelle Tel ford, who has been la €»■••>
has returned to Tuxedo.
Amongr others who have vacated their TiP— *
the midsummer season are Mr. and Mrs. £i=s«
Bpencer. who have gone to Europe: Mr. aad Mrl."s>>
R. Garrison, to Newport: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. I* * 5 *
.Jr.. to Easthampton; Mr. and Mrs. X. "" &3
Porter, to Bar Harbor, and Mr. and Mr*. WlffiW
V. Hoffman, to Europe.
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. George William Do=^
who are spending the summer In Italy, will CJ- 3
their Tuxedo villa in September, and Mr. sr. '■ IM
A. S. Carhart. who are also abroad, will arHW »
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wharton. who were at M
clubhouse for several days, have returned to tM ■
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Chanler closed their •»
tage to-day for a brief visit abroad.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Redmond have gone t? N '*
port. They entertained a large party at •■■■
on Thursday, previously to vacating their ▼!■*»
LQNGWORTHS START FOS HOME.
Paris. Aug. Congressman and Mra ISci^'j
Longworth to-day sailed from Cherbwwg W * *
York on the American Line steamer St. Pa« •
crowd of friends saw them oK at th* raill* 1 : - '*'
tlon here. Including the Marquis and Coo.', •
Chambrun and their wives, and t^e ofllelals ■■•'
American Embassy. The compartment l» w J
Mr. and Mr 3. L.>ng worth travelled was «IW *^
flowery and other gifts, among which was ar • '
mous basket «f fruit ser.i in behalf *f A»>»-***
and Mrs. McCormick.
Miss Beatrice Bturges. daughter ef ** <s D *..'
Morton Sturges. was married to Clark B- I te "^
of "The Evening MaU." at St. Paul** CBa l ytj l
day afternoon, by the Rev. R Alan Roase * -^^
Sturges mas formerly connected with *Ttti *» -
CBy T*te«raph to T*e Ti »*e.l
Tuxedo Park. N. Y. Aus- «-- Mr. • a&^°^i
xVAa Kane announced on Thursday ts* • - __ ><i: ,
of their daughter. Miss Sybil Kaae. «» *--r." r f^j
Walkur. Mr. and Mrs. Kane left fc** 8 -ue «*•*
Narragsnsett Pier, and after a yacht cr^^.f.
wIU return to Tuxedc ... Ser't^ 0