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SATURDAY. FEBRUARY V>. 1907.
77//; VKir.v 77//> UORVIXG
CONGRESS.— Senate: After a protracted de
bate on the conference report on the Immigra
tion bill, it was decided to vote upon it before
adjournment to-day. House: In the discussion
of the Naval Appropriation bill In committee of
th* whole, an amendment to strike out the pro
vision for an additional battleship of the Dread
nought type was defeated.
FOREIGN.— Giosue Carducci, the Italian poet
and critic, to whom the Nobel prize for literature
"was awarded last year, died at Bologna. — :
Admiral L"rd Charles Beresford arrived at Mex
ico City; he paid that he had at first declinel
command of the Channel Fleet, but had accepted
It after the Admiralty had acceded to his modi
fications. • ... 11 A dispatch from Paris points out
The difficulty in enforcing a contract for the
lease of churches; the main religious question,
according to a prelate of Paris, has not ad
vanced toward solution. =r^— A bitter struggles
Is promised over the French income tax bill,
the followers of M. Combes having joined the
financial interests to bring 1 about the downfall of
the Cabinet. ■ ■ .; The Rothschild!?, according
to a dispatch from London, have refused the
request of Brazil for a loan of $26,000,000 for
rarryin*? out th« coffee valorization scheme; the
report is doubted here. : ■- - ■. General Pic^uart.
French Minister of War, said in the Chamber of
Deputies that if the. Germans were violating tho
neutral territory of Luxemburg, France would
take steps to meet the situation; the statement
•was warmly applauded.
DOMESTIC— A final conference was held by
the President, Secretary Root and the repre
sentatives of Ban Francisco on the Japaneso
Fchool and coolie Questions, and ii is expected
that the Immigration bill will be accepted to
day and settle the whole matter. — ; General
Barry is Co succeed General Wint In command
of the Cuban army of pacification, the latter
having secured three months' leave of absence
owing to disability, which will probably prevent
his return to Cubs. - The funeral of ex-
Onvprnnr Frank W. Higgina was held at Clean,
K. V.; th« services wen- attended by Governor
Hughes and a delegation ><( state officers from
Albany. : James Vann. of Fayetteville. N.
C, a Negro steward of the Larchmont. Sled from
pneumonia in a hospital at Providence, making
the number of survivors seventeen. , _ Two
students suffering with diphtheria were re
moved from fraternity houses at Cornell Uni
versity, Ithaca, N. Y. ===== Haven Hall, the
largest of the girls' dormitories of Syracuse Uni
versity, was quarantined because of a case of
scarlet fever discovered there. . The mail
carriers at Butte, Mont . announced that they
would quit work on March 1, owing to the re
fusal of the government to give them an In
crease in pay.
ClTY. Stocks were strong. It was re
ported that Dr. Patton, of Princeton Theologi
cal Seminary, would be called as a witness for
the defence in the Thaw case. It was an-
Bounced that the New Haven road had sold to
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. 145.000.000 francs, 4 per cent
flfteen-year debenture bonds. ■ Two Indict
ments charging- Captain Wendel of the Ist Bat
tery with grand larceny were handed down by
the grand jury yesterday. = = Louis N. Han
ewer, of Arilngton. whose wife was suing him
for divorce, shot himself in a Fourth avenue
hotel. - = . Alderman Freeman announced that
the New York Telephone Company had no
license and should be compelled to pay rent to
the city. r=r= The conviction of Philip Wein
seimer for extortion was upheld by the Appel
late Division. ,.• \V. H. Mai lock, the i:ngr
ll«=h economic writer. delivered his third lecture
on socialism at Columbia University.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-dny;
Fair and warmer. The temperature yesterday:
Highest, ?.."i decrees; lowest, 'SI.
THE IMMIGRATIOS COMPROMISE.
Apart from tho provision designed to remove
possible causes of friction with Japan, which
was inserted ss emergency legislation in the
Immigration conference report, that report, if
adopted, will effect few changes of consequence
in our Immigration laws. The Dilllngbain. or
Senate, bill was drawn as a restriction measure!
It sought to put a decisive check on immigration
and to sift out by tests hitherto uuapplied the
raw material of citizenship which the cm-cm. i
transportation companies have been offering us.
It approached the Immigration problem from the
politic;.! side. If, its advocates argued, we are
Impelled to raise the Qualifications for citizen
ship imposed on the native born, requiring of
them under our suffrage . ud election laws fie
capacity to read or write or exhibit some under
standing of our political system, why should we
be continually neutralizing our efforts to im
prove The quality of the electorate by admitting
each year as prospective citizens eight hundre.l
thousand to nine hundred thousand aliens ig
norant of our language, unable for the most
part to read and write their own languages ani
wholly cut of touch with our ideas of free pop
ular government? To protect our integrity as a
political society the Senate bill aimed at light
ening the work of assimilation and education by
requiring some first stops toward eligibility to
be made by an intending Immigrant.
There is, however, soother side to the immi
gration problem — the economic side. The United
States needs labor. There is a famine in the
labor market in nearly every section of the coun
try, and that famine is especially severe in ttie
smaller cities aEC the agricultural districts.
The Hous« of Representatives took note of this
economical factor In the equation when it
dropped the Senate's educational test and de
cided that the time was not yet ripe for a more
rigid scrutiny of material which we need for
the purposes of economical and Industrial de
velopment. The conference report represents the
necessary compromise between the less urgeut
and the mere urgent, between the ideal and the
practical. It surrenders the intelligence test.
7et it novel forward a little way along the line
of restriction. It doubles the head tax — increas
ing it from $2 to $4—4 — it imposes some new
limitations on steamship companies seeking to
land unfit and undesirable immigrants.
Perhaps the best feature of the report is its
nrovisloa for a thorough Investigation of tbe lni
migration question by a commission consisting
of three Fonetors, three Representatives and
three persons to be named by the I'reßldent.
The subject must he studied from many sidi-s,
and the weukues* of su«h legiHlation a» has been
fittempted is that it has rested on insufficient
data. Nobody really knows to what extent im
migration :^ artificially stimulated, and nobody
has as yet originated a plan whereby the evils
of Immigrant congestion in a few his cities and
Industrial centres ore to be overcome, if hie
Inflow could be properly distributed the
political Mid social danger of Bon-assimilation
would be minimised and the nation as a whole
would be economically benefited. The Boutn
wants laborer- and cannot get them, while hun
dreds o'." thousands at misdirected newcomers
crowd the cities and live an entirely alien lil>
in overcongested colonies, [f ihe workings of
the present disordered and haphazard system of
recruiting citizens were laid hare by careful in
. ition Congress would have less difficulty
in harmonising the conflict between the demand
for labor and the demand for higher Qualifica
tions for citizenship.
FOR UNIFORM STATE LAWS.
The bill introduced In the Assembly by Mr.
Merritt will, if it passes, bring about a confer
ence of the various states with the widest range
of topics in the history of such gatherings. State
conferences have been common enough, hut they
have usually been called to consider united ac
tion on one specific topic. We can recall two last
year, for Instance -one at the invitation of Gov
ernor Pennypacker of Pennsylvania, to take ac
tion looking toward uniform divorce laws, and
the other at the invitation of Governor Cumin. us
of lowa, regarding the popular election of Sen
'ator*. This conference proposed by Mr. Merritt
will sweep the whole range of possible uniform
ity — insurance, divorce, labor, the regulation of
public utilities, interstate commerce, corporate
organization and other kindred subjects.
The suggestion of such a congress is a recogni
tion of the closeness with which the states are
knit together and of the desirability of uniform
legislation. The need of uniform divorce laws
and uniform child labor laws has long been ,vc
ognized. The Imitation by many other states of
New York's insurance laws shows a desire for
uniformity in this regard. The lax legislation
of same states regarding Incorporation has often
caused a protest from their neighbors, some of
the more radical Western states feeling that
certain of the Eastern states have been prac
tically Issuing to the hated trusts commercial
letters of marque and reprisal and commission
ing them as industrial privateers.
A thorough discussion of these present day
problems, some of which undoubtedly cry out
for uniform treatment, will prove Interesting
and enlightening, Its immediate practical value
may be slight, if we are to judge from the results
of previous conferences to promote uniformity.
The divorce law congress of last fall made some
excellent recommendations, but we do not recall
having heard from them since. However, if
nothing else Is gained from such gatherings, the
Idee that uniform action by the states on many
of the problems of the day Is necessary to an
adequate government will be promoter!, and may
ultimately bear fruit. Modern conditions have
made- It Impossible for states to isolate them
selves. Just as. men may nullify the marriage
and divorce laws of one state by crossing its
borders, so/ combinations of capital may partly
pet at naught the wishes of the state In which
they act by making their corporate home else
where. One of the problems of the day ; Is to
ninke the independent state system fit modern
Xl ROPATKiy'B .<TDR).
We are fretting the inside history of the
Ebusso-Japanese War from the must authorita
tive sources. A few months ago wm had the
story of 'the fatal voyage from Llbau to Tsu
shima, left to us as a legacy by one of the
most intelligent and gallant of the Russian DlH
pers who went to their death In the Sea of
Japan. It was nn appalling exposition and In
dictment of the demoralization and un fitness
which, prevailed In the Russian navy and which
from the beginning doomed that navy -,* de
feat. Now we have a sequel to Hint history in
the story of tin- Russian army, published, In
Bplte of government effort to suppress ft. by that
commander who. a love all others, was. intrusted
with authority and who bore the chief respon
sibility, it, too, is an appalling disclosure, not
only confirming but actually Intensifying tbe
worst strictures which were passed upon the
Russian army mm military administration dur
ing the progress of the war.
The first handicap of the Russian army, Gen
eral Kuropatkln tells us, w,,* in the very ob
jects and causes of the war. which were bo
obscure and unsatisfactory as to fail to arouse
any martial ardor among the troops. The Uus
sian soldiers were brave and i<>n^ enduring,
but they. bad no heart In the war. They were
driven to battle like so many insensate animals
or machines, and they had to meet men who
were instinct with an extreme patriotic enthu
siasm and warlike seal. That circumstance
alone might have bean sufficient to insure Ru«.
sian disaster. But that was only the begin
iiin^r of it. A second fatal handicap was in the
vast distance of the war from the Russian base
of supplies and the utter inadequacy of that
one Mimsily built, single track railroad us a
means of communication and transportation. I:
w;i- impossible to get enough troops to tbe front
and to keep them properly supplied with the
necessaries of th<- campaign.
A third cause of defeat is still more discred
itable, not so much to the army iv the Held us \ >
the general administration.' We are told that
the Russians had no maps or sketches of the
country and the towns where they were operat
lug, so that they often did not know where thoy
were, and mistook one town for, another. This,
too, in a country of which ihey liad themselves
had exclusive military and civil possession for
years! one important battle was lost on that
sole account. •The environs and fortifications
"of that village had not been studied and no
•sketches of tiie ground had lieen prepared for
'the troops." Tbe result was that a whole day's
attack was directed 'upon the wrong village.
On the other band, the Japanese, who wore
strangers in that country and had been excluded
from ii for years, exhibited "a preparedness
"which had never been seen iv any previous
••war." They knew every inch .if the ground
with topographical accuracy, nnd were thus as
much superior to the Russians In technical
knowledge as they were In mnrtial ardor and
L'pon the more specific persona] causss of dis
aster, which are pitilessly detailed by (Jeneral
Kuronatkin. it would he painful to dwell. He
makes damning charges of Inefficiency and dis
obedience against some of his principal lieuten
ant-, bj name it is not for us to determine
their validity. Rut it iuu.*t he recalled that dur
Ing the w,.i rumors to much this saaie effott
were numerous, nnd it w;;s o,uite notorious tfidt
there was in the army, as we'd as nt the capital,
a militnry camarilla opposed to Genera! Kuro-
Itatkia wnicli was suspected of being Hilling to
sacrifice the success of the Russian arms in
order to defent and discredit him. Now he ar
raigns his enemies unsparingly. At the same
fime. with that nobility of character which has
ever marked his words nnd deeds, he takes upon
himself a large share of blame for the over
whelming disaster at Uoukden, and. indeed. Lis
entire narrative seems to he inspired with a
desire to tell the whole trutb as he believes it,
extenuating nothing and setting nothing down
There have been, and we expect there will be.
no more severe criticisms of the Russian side of
the war than those contained in the two author
itative works to which we have referred. The
publications must be humiliating to Russia, yet
they should be bigbly. profitable and Inspiring,
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 16. 1907.
reveallug the inexorable causes of disaster and
inciting an Invincible resolution never agalu to
permit such causes to be operative. It was a
bad war. badly planned and badly fought. Na
tions oannot always avoid war, but they en
avoid deliberately peeking that kind of weir, ami
they <an prepare to plan and to fight any war In
wtiioh they may be engaged in a better wny
than Russia did hera with Japan.
COMUCTEItS AND FREIGHT.
The official explanations of the. Erie Railroad
concerning the need of sidetracking Indefinitely
-nun- twenty-live suburban trains confirm a
view we have long held as to the relation of
conmiutei-B to freight. The Krie Railroad, in
drawing Invidious comparisons between its
commuters and its freight, insinuates that the
former cannot be regarded as asgpecta] privi
leged class, but must rank with other mova
bles jukl compete with the same. Acting upon
this classification, the Erie finds that commuting
freight pays $0 a car, while vulgar, insensate,
one trip freight pays $S0; the logic of the sit
uation is therefore clear— the commuter must
lose his human status.
Many will be disposed to rail at the company
for its discrimination against humanity. But
we are Inclined to side with it because In Its
latest edict we see an act of charity and states
manship. The commuter, after all, is the party
most benefited by the Innovation, for, being
now officially in competition with freight, he
must meet the latter on its own ground, or,
more exactly, In its own boxcar. This will
mean no small victory for the commuter, we
surmise. So far as handling and prompt deliv
ery are concerned, the advantage hitherto has
always been with ordinary freight. The secret
schedule of the octopodal railways has classi
fied all freight under three heads, in order of
Importance- goods (perishable) marked
"Rush!" and "This side up with care"; ordi
nary freight (imperishable) usually unmarked,
and commuters (surviving powers negligible)
marked "Easy I" and allowed to travel uuvratcd.
The simple minded public has been unable, to
recognize in this classification the tremendously
unfair discrimination against itself. It has let
the petty privileges of red plush seals. siiil
liglit and unlimited grime, divert it from the Im
portant one, namely, prompt delivery at des
tination in undamaged condition. The Erie
Railroad, moved by a humanitarian conscience,
intends to educate the masses so that they may
see where their highest interests lie, Bee the
seductive suburban train and take shelter under
the broad roof of the boxcar, with the option of
a flatcar during the summer months. Every
commuter from now on will be Instructed to
furnish his own excelsior and packing case,
learn his car number and the rules of freight
packing, and acquire skill In curling up cosily
In sawdust and shavings. As a single freight
car can accommodate at least two hundred well
crated commuters, gentlemen will not have to
pay more than three or four times as much for
this Improved transportation as they now pay
for plush seat cars.
Viewed from a truly liberal point of view, the
arrangement is eminently fair. it protects the
traveller from the noise, dirt and vapid con
versation thai mar the pleasure of old fashioned
passenger travelling; It does away with the
possibility of panics and mad stampedes in case
of collision or fire, and it gives the commuter
some hope of being translated us promptly and
rapidly as his groceries, shoes and other prop
erties are. The only objection one < > an raise
against It Is that it takes a materialistic \i<>w
of human nature. But philosophy and finance
cannot be expected to preach the same gospel,
so long us the latter keeps the railway prob
lem out of metaphysics. Incidentally, we wnnW
call the reader's attention to the Scriptural prec
edent for the Erie's action; the carrying ra
pacity of the New Jerusalem, as given In
Revelation, Is computed cublcally, like that of
the boxcar. Thin may spare the corporation
much criticism at the bands of the spiritually
The letter of the Merchants' Association, or
of the chairman of 01 f Ita committees, to the
Governor on the subject of polluted ice from
the Hudson River presents tbe case directly and
Impressively. The general conditions are
enough In themselves to 'cause concern
sewage of a population of something like 700,
000 is discharged lv its crude state into the
Hudson River. From ftat river, and from that
part of it which receives thai flood ••( sewage,
millions of tons of Ice are cut for tbe general
use of tbja and other .hies. Finally, it is a
scientifically ascertained fad that t zing do«H
uot destroy tbe morbific power of typhoid gernid.
There are tbe data for a complete condemnation
of the Indiscriminate use «,•■ Hudson i<-,».
But Mr. Hatch, of tbe Merchants' Association,
goes further. lie lias had numerous random sam
ples secured of the Ice which is actually^ be'ux
cut aloiiK the Hudson this winter ami boused for
use by the public, and he baa had them uclen
tifically analyzed, with-tue result that "most of
the ice showed Intestinal germs." Now. most >:'
those K enns may be harmless, though their prcK
enee iii the ice dm scarcely be regarded us appe
tiling. But, as Mr. Hatch trulj says, there In
much typhoid fever In towns and cities which
drain Into the Hudson, and it Is to be assumed
that Innumerable colonies >if typhoid germs are
thus poured Into that river. There is do tellli^
in what cake of ice millions of those germa may
be frozen, and II X certain thai if anybody swal
lowed Ice so infected he would l>e exposed to nil
attack of typhoid in the most direct and d.i.i
gerous manner. Truly, there seems to be g I
ground for protesting against tbe consumption
tt>f what Mr. Hatch, with little exaggeration,
calls "solidified sewage."
The demand is not. of course, that no k-u
shall be used f"r any purpose from the Hudson,
but simply that such Ice shall not be swallowed
or be brought Into direct and pi ssibly contain
mating contaci with food or drink. There are
plenty of other uses to which [cc is put to dis
pose of all the possibly we mlghi say probably
contaminated stuff from the Hudson Ccr
talnly it would appear, as Mr. Hatch argues,
that the state and municipal health authorities
fire competent to exercise supervision over the
Ice BUpply, as they do over water, milk and Othur
articles. Incidentally, though by no means Dag
liglbly, it may be observed that th«> whole ,•.■>*. •
affords another 6tronu and direct argumeul
ajrainst the filthy, wasteful and altogether bar
barons practice of transforming rivers Into opoa
HOME RULE BY WHAT .Y.IJ//.7
Mr. Bryce's last word about Ireland, on quit
ting the Chief Secretaryship, was that theio
would be no Home Rule. Mr. Blrrell's first word
on assuming the Chief Secretaryship is that
there shall be Home Rule. Between the two
there might appear to be on the face of it some
conflict. It Is quite conceivable, however, that
the conflict is more apparent than real. Indeed,
anything else Is Inconceivable, for we cannot
imagine the new Secretary's thus reversing his
predecessor's policy, or being permitted by his
colleagues and titular chief to do so. There
is more consistency of policy than that in British
It Is. moreover, from the British point of
view, sufficiently easy to reconcile the two state
ments on the ground of definition of terms. All
depends upon what Is meant by Home Rule. We
know what Mr. Parnell meant. It was the com
plete severance of the union— of the tie of the
Crown as well as of Parliament— and the trans
formation of Ireland into an absolutely inde
pendent sovereignty. We also know what Mr.
Gladstone meant by It. It was the severance of
the Parliamentary tie. but not that of the
Crown, and the establishment of some such sys
tem as that which, after years of irritation, has
at last proved unworkable and been abandoacd
between Sweden and Norway, and which has
long l>een a cause of much friction between Aus
tria and Hungary. Precisely what Mr. Bryce
nnd Mr. Birrell mean by tt we cannot say. but
we are led to assume that each of them means
something quite different from the other, ami
that the Home Rule which Mr. Bryce said
should not be and the Home Rule wbich Mr. Bir
rell expects bear little resemblance to each
t it tier.
We must, of course, await the formal and IX
plicit presentation of Mr. Hirrell's bill bef >r"
making sure of its provisions and purport. So
far as disclosed, however, we may say that i
does not seem to provide for such Home Rule ;is
Mr. Parnell demanded, or tot such as Mr. Glad
stone proposed: nor even f<>r such as Mr. Bryce
deprecated. It would he i|Uite possible ti> estab
lish an Irish council without potting ■ parlia
ment on College Green or withdrawing Iri>.i
members from Westminster, to say nothing of
tampering with tiie Crown, such n council
would doubtless he quite different from any
governing body now existing in the I'ni.ed
Kingdom. But then there has never been exact
identity of system among the four DsSflßbsrS,
Scotland has a Local Government Board of
half S dozen members. The Irish council would
probably be something considerably In advance
of that, and there may he reasons why it should
be. We cannot suppose the schema is intended
to Impair the supreme authority of the imperial
Parliament or to lessen the validity of the union
under the crown. Perhaps the most Interesting
feature of the case will he the attitude of tlw
Irish themselves toward it- Several of the Iriftli
leaders nave within tbe last two or three yens
Intimated that their constant aim was the real
izatlon of Mr. I'arneH's full scheme, while, <>n
the other hand. Mr. Bryce has assured us that
the masses of intelligent and thinking Irishmen
cherish no BUCb vain design If Mr. P.irre'.l's
Home Rule plan proves to be so little Home Rue
as to be acceptable to the Kngiish, and at tiie
Mame time so much Home Rule ;is to satisfy the
Irish as a finality, he will have achieved one of
the greatest feats of British statesmanship,'
If the Hon. Samuel W. McCall had heen alive
at the time he would probably have held that
John C. Calhoun was a bigger man than Andrew
An intimation has been received from the spirit
world to the effect that the metropolis will Boon
be visited by a disastrous earthquake. Th«
warning Is not accompanied by a statement
showing the amount of geological information
possessed by the author. If there's time enough
the omission should be corrected.
Magistrate Wall!* is setting the proper pa»"e In
sending to jail for one year all streetcar pick
pockets convicted before him. and we hops the
other magistrates will fall in line.
Is thf-re no perfect way to perfection? There
Is the referendum Almost any "perfectablllan"
could sea perfection right at th» end of It; but
now out In Chicago an alderman has begun a
movement "to take the taint of fraud out of that
"method of securing a formal expression of the
"people's views." "Glaring frauds," we are told.
"characterize present methods." In face of this
how can any one escape disillusionment?
The Massachusetts petitioners for tariff re
v Ist on have selected an Inopportune time to lay
their case, before Congress. The life of the pres
.■•;! national legislature ends In about two weeks.
But irie petitioners may believe that good
causes can always wait, and that helpful agita
tions are always In season.
Patrons of some of the telephone exchanges In
Minnesota have been Informed from .beadquar
ten that the practice of listening to conversa
tions not Intended for them uses up local bat
teries prematurely. Notice l« given, therefore,
that only one battery a year will be supplied by
the telephone company, and if this falls the eub
rrrilier must meet the cost of renewal. The plan
Is ingi'nlous, but «h« report does not tell whether
or not It la effectual.
////: TALK OF THE DAY.
li:t Shattuck, propiletor r>f the Hotel Nlcollet. of
Minneapolis, who die-1 recently, maintained that h«
wus i ho originator of the modern railroad dining
rar. It la said that the Chicago, Burlington &
yulnoy was tlw first rallro««l to have a (lining car
(i»-r\ Irr. Mr. Shattni'k personally Intended the
construction of the first dining car ever built, nmi
was gaged as superintendent of the dining car
servlCO <»ver the entire Chicago is Northwestern
system. He nlsiv aided In forming the association of
dining <;ir superintendents.
Not ' Itstlnguished graduate of
Oxford .!••' M. 'l to enter the. Nonconformist mlnis
l to wear no ■exerxtotal Karb And ha bji
i this Intention In a manifesto containing
the words I shall wear no clothed, to distinguish
i my fellow Chrlsttai omma made
htm tl h ol thH university aad ti;.i
Joy of ail the picture shops, whose show wlmiows
\\-\-- ll 1.. i with HlllSl • ■ R»V. X Y. /..
distinguishing himself from hi* fellow Christiana. -
There is .i home In New York where Lincoln's
birthday Is I way celebrated because the father
of the family w.is born on February l". whllo Lin
coln was In office, and was named for the Presi
dent. At the dinner this year the outside of tie;
menu card was a reproduction of .1 souvenir of the
campaign when Lincoln, Douglas, Bell and
Breckenrldge were candidates for the Presidency.
it showed the portraits of Abraham Lincoln and
Hannibal Hamlln and tins legend:
•-■Thf Candidates of the Republican Party for it. «l<Wnt
"They Were Named In Kentucky and In Maine To i:«
Running Mates. Then la Something In Qo Names."
HAHUN <■. i|.\ '
I. * UN-C >l.\
Horseflesh U Increasing In popularity as an article
of diet In Paris. Statistics show that of 25.9.17
horses S) Id .it the Paris horse market In the Bou
levard de I'Hopltal, 22,7*2 were went direct t. the
slaughter h >use t" be prepared for human food.
Other entries brought the total up to 4t,QM, The
average weight of edible flesh from ;t horse being
shout 500 pounds, it la estimated that Parisians ate
22,500.000 pounds of horseflesh during th« year. In
isi»o the amount was 10,000.000 pounds, The In
creaia of hlppophagy In Paris is uartl) due to th«
rise In the price of«heef and mutton and partly to
the fact that many medical men advise horseflesh
as a suitable food for persona li >ao condition
calls for superallmentatlon
••Yes," said the Representative who had dreamed
of becoming a Governor, "I am sincere In my bill
against the use of money In elections."
"But you are reputed to have spent .i quarter of
a million yourself? 1 ventured the reporter
"I did. I did." responded the Representative
sadly, "and every time I feel my virtuous wrath
cooling i glance at the cancelled cheeks, and f airly
ooze righteousness.' -Philadelphia Cadger!
Superstition is more, prevalent In most European
countries than In England, but even In Great
Britain there are evidences of th« hold which a
belief In the supernatural ha.l upon th* English
people la the past. In the market place of Devizes
a town In Wiltshire, there stands a monument
erected by public subscription as a warning to
falainer* and Irreverent persons, to commemorate
the tragic death of a woman who. according to the
inscription on the stone, was stricken dead as a
punishment for her blasphemy. The story, as told
among the country folk. Is that one of the village
women, becoming Involved In a dispute over money
with a merchant In the Corn Exchange, called on
the Almighty, with a fearful oath, to strike her
dead If her statement was false. As she left the
market place on her way home she fell dead upon
the spot where the monument now stands, her per
jured gains being afterward found In her tightly
(.raclous, fclsle. exclaimed a mother to her little
daughter, "why ar« you shouting Ilk* that? \Vhv
cant you be quiet, like W111U?" y
"He's got to be quiet." replied Elale. "He's nUv
in« papa coming home late, and I'm you."-FhfiL
About People and Social Incidents.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Tribune Bureau] . _ —
Washington. Feb. 15.-The President *"**££
this afternoon with 192 pupils of the J e*t Chester
Perm.) State Normal School In the Eaat Room^
Mayor Schmttz of San Francisco and the mem
ber,"of,the school board held a final <£«'«"»£
with President Roosevelt and Secretary Root o.er
the Japanese school and coolie questions this
'^entative Uttauer. of New M chairman
of the sub-committee of the House Committee on
Appropriations designated to inquire .the ad
visability of increasing salaries throughout he
government departments, had ■ talk w "*J h "
President about the matter to-day. Mr. '■' la " ir .,.
authority for the statement that the President will
press the subject before the next Consrress.
Senators Keen and Dryden. of New Jersey,
called on the President to-day to introduce Iran's
O. Briggs. who is to succeed Mr. Drytlen in UW
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt will leave
Washington next Friday night for a visit to Mas
sachusetts. Theodore Roosevelt, jr.. is In college
at Harvard, while Kermit Is in the preparatory
school at Oroton. Mass... and will later enter Har
vard. Saturday will be spent with one son and
Sunday with the other, the party returning to Wash
ington Sunday night. Mrs. Lnngworth and Miss
Ethel Roosevelt will accompany their parents. The
President has received a number of Invitations) to
visit Massachusetts towns on the journey, but he
has laid that his visit Is a personal one and that
he ennnot make any stops.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[From Tho T1 Ibuno Bureau. 1
Washington. Feb. I*-Senora de Creel, wire of
the Ambassador from Mexico, h/« pet apart two
afternoons. Thursday. February :i. and Thursday
March 7. for receiving the official and social worm
of Washington. ..
Everything at the British Embassy Is In rea.ji
ness for the arrival of • ■■■ newly appointed Am
bassador and Mrs. Bryco •••• Friday. When they
reach New York on the Oceanic, on Thursday, tnej
will be met by the counsellor of ••>" embassy Berne
Howard, and ether members of the st*rf. who will
escort them to Washington.
I Th« Minister from Norway aad Mine. lUuge ga\*
a dinner to-night in honor of Mme. Klin*, formerly
Miss Alice Ward, of Washington, whose husband
ha, just b^n apoolMed Minister fro. Spain to
Norway. Other treats were the Minister from
Denmark. Mr. Brun; Mrs. Barney. Mrs. Keep. Miss
Mover Mr. and Mrs. Wadsworth. Mr. and Ms.
Hugh l>gare. Mr. and Mrs. John F, Wilklns Mt.
and" M- Anderson. th« rh.rg* d'afflr- for *£
d-n. Mr. Ekengren; Mr. yon Slebert of the Russian
Embassy, and Count Hatzfeldt. of the German
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[From The Trtbun* Bureau.]
Washington. Feb. IS. The Speaker and Mis- Can
non were the guests of honor at a dinner toHMght.
with Representative and Mm Joseph C. Bible, as
ho t and hosted The party Included Mrs Shaw
wife of the Secretary of the Treasury; Senator and
MrH l>.pe- Senator and Mrs. Scott. P.epresenta-
U™' and Mrs. James R. Mann and Representative
1 M^'nryden and her daughter. Mrs. Kuser. *n
GUESSING PRINCETONS BENEFACTOR.
Gift Announced by Dr. Wilson Not from Gen
eral Education Board— May Be Carnegie.
Th.re was great Interest In educational elrcl.
here yesterday over the announcement tar]Fn«£
dent Wilson of Princeton University m Philadel
phia on Thursday night that hi. institution was
about to receive fund- which would enable It to
be enlarged along important line* The intlmatioa
was that it was one of th* largest gifts ever given
to any university.
The gift does not com* In any way through the
General Education Board, to which John D. Rocke
feller recently »ava K2.000.00U. I>r. Wallace Butt
rick, of that board. paid yesterday: .'No applica
tion has been made to th!^ boar.i by Princeton
and we know nothing ah >ut the gin.
Moses Taylor Pync of No. •-• W all street, of
the commit) of Princeton graduates which .. to
raising funds for the development of the university,
said that, so far as he knew, th.r*- was _m> eon
r.^nlnn bVtwfen the gift spoken of by President
Wilson and Ui« work <>f M.« committee. Th«r» U
an lmpreesion that i.orhaps Andrew <'arnes;!e, who
ha.i on several occasions shown his Interest in
Princeton, may be tlia donor.
ROCKEFELLER AIDS MOVEMENT.
Announcement of John I' Rockefeller's osfef of
JCO.OOO to the Baptist < i irch Extension Society was
made at the meeting of the society in the Hanson
Plure Baptist Church, Bsooktyn, on Thursday. Th»
money will be paid on July 8. provided tiio society
hns by that time raised 175.000 for the "forward
movement." In 1304 Mr. Rockefeller made a similar
offer nnd th« society raised more than the required
am""iit. The '•forward movement" was organized
for the relief of Indigent Baptist churches.
NEW HOME FOR EDUCATION BOARD.
Owing to the Increase in tho work of tha Oeneri'.l
Education Board, due to the recent gift of $32.000,t0i)
b,y John D Rockefeller, tlie offices of tho board
will be moved to the United States Express Kuild
inn. being built at Rector street, Trinity Place and
Greenwich street. The board is unable to get any
more room at No. .*. William street, where the
oflloes have been ulnoe IW3. The new Quarters of
the board, which will have 3.f*»> square feet on tha
twenty-second floor, in expected to be ready by
PRESIDENT'S TRIP DOWN EAST.
Washington, F»b. 15 It was announced at th«
White House to-day that there will be m stops
mnde In either direction by the President on his
trip t^> Massachusetts next Friday, when he goes to
visit his son* at school and college. Invitations
have buen received at th»« White House asking tha
President to attend various functions, but the lim
ited time at hi* disposal will prevent him from
accepting these courtesies. The President expects
to reach Washington in time to resume business at
the While rlou* on the following Monday morn
ing. Un Roosevelt, Mrs Longworth a.nd Misi
l-'.tiit-l will accompany the President.
MR. CARNEGIE MIGHT HAVE BEEN RICH.
Andrew Carnegie, In acknowledging the receipt of
some data about the development of the South sent
to him by "The Manufacturers' Record" for an
address which It la understood he la to m.ike on
this subject, and at the same time replying to a
request for an expression from him on the outlook
for steel, writes .is follows:
The Cottage, • ingenesa,
Fernandlna, Kla., February T. MY.
Many thanks, my dear Mr. Edmonds, for papers
sent mi-, of which I shall make use.
The South is i" have her day sure. The sun has
already risen upon her. Where to get labor la al
read.v being asked, but this will come.
Having retired from steel. 1 cannot trust myself
(to) open the subject. I m* what wus coming thirty
years ago and acted accordingly, and might have
been a rich man if ( hadn't resolved not to spend
an old >k u In the pursuit.
With renewed thanks. Truly yours.
REAR ADMIRAL CRAIG TO RETIRE.
Washington. !■"<•' 15,— Rear Admiral .1. E. Craig
will be detached from duty as commandant of the
navy yard nt League Island on February 23. In
anticipation of '::'* statutory retirement for age on
tha following day. Admiral Crate is a awttve of
N*w York, and enured the navy In November. 1961.
He has been in command of t ••■ League Island
Navy Yard fines March, 1003. He will be succeeded
In command of the yard by Captain Benjamin P.
Tllley. recently In command of th« battleship lowa,
who will become a rear admiral.
DINNER FOR NEW SPANISH MINISTER.
Madrid. Feb. 15.— Mr. Collier, tho American Min
ister here, gave a dinner last night for the mem
bers 'of th» diplomatic corps. In honor of Sefior
Ramon Tina y Millet, the new Spanish Minister to
the United States. Mr. Collier toasted Kins AUonso
and Seftor Pina in Spanish. The latter will leave
Madrid for Gibraltar to-day In an automobile, and
is due to embark there for New York on Febru
•FARMER POETS' CURIOS FOR CITY.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to have Its
choice of the. thousands of curious odds and ends
belonging to the late Bloodgood H. Cutter, Long
Island's "Farmer Poet." before the collection "Is
.old at auction. Besides a library of over ten
thousand volumes, there are rare oasts and bits i>:
E^pr^nd^hTVoSlTtrl^ CUrloß fr ° m " Cle^
tertalned a large party at luncheon to-day, having
among their guests Mrs. John M. Harlan. Mrs.
David J. Brewer. Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holm«s|
Mrs. Van Vechten Olcott. Mrs. Garrett A. Hobart,
Mrs. Burrows. Mrs. Spooner." Mrs. Hopkins, Miss
Millard. Mrs. Tlmmons. Mrs. John "W. Foster. Mr 3
Sternberg. Mrs. Clover. Mrs. Stanley Mathews, M.-3.
Edson Bradley. Mrs. Arthur Lee. Mrs. Henderson.
Mrs. A'ider.reld and Miss Shaw.
The Misses Shouts. daughters of the chairman
of the Panama Canal Commission, and Mrs. Shorts
returned to Washington to-night from New Or
leans, where they went for th- carnival season.
Miss Anna Depew Taulding. who spent the early
part of the season in this city as the gu?3t of her
uncle. Senator Depew. has joined a party of rela
tives from New York for a visit to Cuba.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Arthur Debute Weekes. Jr.. whose marriage ti
Miss Dorothy Lee Hlgginson. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James J. Higginson, takes place tn tirace
Church chantry on Wednesday. February 27. gay«
his farewell bachelor dinner last night at Del
monlco's. His guests included Harold H. Weekes
who will be Ills brother's best man. ar.d Bradford
G. Weekes, another brother; James J. IDsginson,
jr.. brother of the toMe; James Randolph "Walker.
Albert G. Gray. Rockhill Brevoort Potts and
George H. Potts, who will act as ushers.
Miss Mary Picton Stevens, niece- of Mr. arnl'jfra.
Richard Stevena. has chosen her cousins, Mlsa
Emily. Miss Caroline and Miss Elsie StevAQ3, aad
Miss Mary Chapin. of St. Louis, *vsr" her bridal at
tendants on the occasion of her marriage to Ogdan
11. Hammond, son of the late General John Henry
Hammond, of St. Pan Minn. John -.-Ham
mond will be his brother's best man. aad WlUJasa
Adams Delano. John F. Talmage, Nel3on Burr.
Theodosius F. Stevens. Vance McCormick and
John B. Adams the ushers. Tha wedding *1U
take place soon alter Easter at Trinity ■"aurc.i,
General and Mr.-. J Fred I dinner
The sswtni class of St. Mary's Guild met Tee.
terday at the home of Mies Cecily I. Sheldon, la
East «th street The next meeting will la held
on Friday at Mm Beatrice Pratt'a horns, Is West
Mr?. Clmu ssmtar m r .=, i
this evening at her house, in
Mrs. James Gay ley will «ail for Europe to-day,
to spend the rest of th* winter in Esypt.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Fish Webster, who aiw
rived in town at Iha beginning of the wefk to a:.
tend the Dos Show, have returned to Newport.
Mrs. Gilbert B. Jones will give, a bridge party
on Thursday n»xt at h«>r house, in Madison avenue.
Mr. and Mrs Hamilton M*K 1
Mr. and Mrs. I«iither Konrttz=» exp^t to ■° *•
their country place in Morristown, N. J . to-day.
DR. ELIOT FOR NEGRO SEGREGATION.
Would Favor It at Harvard if Colored
Students Were Numerous.
Boston. Feb. 15— President Kllot r>f Harvard ia la
favor of educational segregation for Negroes when
their, numbers justify it. > lf," said hft. speaking
at the Twentieth Century riub yesterday afternoon,
•we had a larg* N?gro element here in Boston *»
should maintain separate schools for th» Negroes,
feellns it V> be better for them.
"If more than half the students In Harvard Col
lege were Negroes, perhaps w« should th!r:k of
separating thf» majority from the minority. Ther*
are now twenty, perhaps thirty. Negro students a:
Harvard, but they are Absolutely lost In the mass
of the five thousand whites, and they have no in
flupnee of any sort for evil on the mass o* tha
President Eliot was one of tho speakers at a
meettns called in the Interest of Berea Collet.
KasterS Kentucky. Addresses were also delivered
liv William O. Frost, the president of the coll 13 ?*;
Bishop Lawrence. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, the R?\\
Charles F. I>ole. president of th» Twentieth C-?n
t>n*v <"lub: the Rev. John K. Denaison. o* the Cen
tral Congregational Churc.'i, and Profe«or Albert
CONVERSAZIONE AT CITY CLUB.
The dry Club will give- a conversazionfl at Its
clubhouse on Tuesday evening. FVaruary Zi. A
musical programme has been arranged, consistln;
of eongs by Miss Mary Taylor Williamson. Mrs.
Florer.i-o Drake Le Roy, Frederick \Vendt, Berrick
Yon Norden and Julian Walker. t» be followed fey
two scenes from Henrik Ibsen's '"Peer Gyr.t."
which will b»< In costume, by Warner Oland an 1
Mis» Hilda. England, who appeared in Ibsea's jUji
under the author's personal direction.
VEDANTA SOCIETY BUYS FARM.
[ Oy Te!e«tr»ph to The Tribune ]
Wlnsted, Conn.. Feb. 13.— Tho Vedar.ta Society. cJ
New York, has purchased tha largo farm of Frank
H. Reed la New York for a" placo of rruv'.ltaiJon
and rest. The society !. '..■* not yet made d»rinlt»
plans regarding future improvements «.ad lues.
ROSLYN RECTOR RESIGNS.
Roslyn, LbflUJ Island. Feb. 13.— Tha Her. laaao
Peck, rector of Trinity Episcopal parish, haa
handed his resignation to t'.-.e vestry, tr> taka ef
fect in the mlddln of March. A new SSO.OOO church
building, the gift of Mrs. Clarence llackay. Is nasr-
SENATOR-ELECT BRIGGS AT WASHINGTON
Washington, Feb. IS.— The credentials of Frank
O. Briggs. elected to the Senate from New Jersey,
were presented in tho Senata to-day by Senator
Dryden. whom ho will succeed on March 4. Mr.
Briggs was present, and was Introduced to ca
follow Senators by Mr. Dryden.
Among the passengers who will sail '*T 0 *
.WRXIAXIA. FOR LIVERFOOI*
Mr. and Mrs. W. I» Chris- Mr. and Mrs. F. R. iiMi*
tie. Mr. sad Mr*, t. T«or".o«
Mr. an* Mr. J. O. T?ar.lv Marsh.
Mr. and Mrs. a R. Kilt Mr. »nd Mrs. W. 9. Q*l!l''*J«
rtjße. Uoorg* 11. Starr.
Charles 11. Marshall. I
AMKKtKA. VOR UIOCMi
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon B. I Mr«. aSMSMM Gray.
Bailey. ; HerN?n vim FrAT»*r.^«re-
A. M. Carlisle. I L.u.i-.»!s«J'-'rfr.
Mr. and Mr» M II CMtSB \ Mr. and Mr». Charles A.
Mr. in l Mm. W. Temple- Moore.
ton Johnson. ! Mr. and Mrs. Carl ■ sass
CT.PRIC, rOR. !CAPUBsI
Miss T«. .T. Atw-ater. ! Mr. «net Mr* Jes»p!» I*l '
Mrs. J. 11 Deal. w<«rth.
Mr and Mrs. P. Fairfax' Mr %ad Mrs. Robert »
Hush. ZAiy. ,_ . ..-
Mrs. B- P. Ch«ner. Mr and Mrs. :n^.v»eter
Mr «n<t Mr*. W. P. Cobb. Fitch.
Mr. and Mr». B. W. Cram«r. i Mrs. James Oii >y.
Travellers who arrived yesterday from abroad
MAJESTIC. FROM UVER.T
I. R. Fosdlck. I Osasssi A. Moot*
Mr. and Mr? Charles Kay* ' F. J. Ruth«rford
Captain W. R. Kldd. i Cyril H. lascH
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DOG YARN FROM MAINE.
From The Kennebec Journal.
Dr. §. W. Bragg, of Lincoln, has a gOf.tW
takes the cake for canine intelligence in that town
where all the dogs are bright. He ia a bis blacx
fellow and bis special accomplishment is carrji-»$
parrels, etc . tn his mouth. The doctor opens t •
door on a frosty morning and Bays. Teit. ff^STu
to the poatoffice and gel the mail." Forthwith Je.
trotj off, or more likely runs at top speed, and soon
returns with the mail matter In his mouth. If «£•*
door is closed, ho makes his presence known d>
some very vigorous barkln*. which harking con
tinues until the door is opened. Jeff— n« was
named after Jeff Davis— goes to * h e butcher
shop and brings home steak, never troubling tne
contents of the package. •
SOME HIGH PRICED ANIMALS.
From The Kansas City Journal.
A spinster with money to burn recently patt
J5.000 for a bulldog. A man In Massachusetts has
lust bought a cow for IB.OCO. \\\ilu»r Oarvey h3s a
nog for which he refused a cash offer of ♦*.»"•
James Keene refused C».00O for Sysonby. a rags
horse. There are several roosters of fashionaw*
blood priced as high as $SOO each. You can buy a
fine lion for $300 and a User for $700- By ami by we
shall have a craze, for breeding fishes, and a Tin*
male salmon, educated to pond life, might be worta
Jl.OOi). The $S.OOO cow has one calf a year, wortn
14.000. The female salmon may become the motner
of 300.600 little fellows In the sam« time, worth »
the aggregate possibly as much aa the calf '••ggSS