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cer* is the office of thi* ntuxpaper.
THE NEWS THIF MORNING.
CONGRESS. — Resolutions were adopted au
thorizing 1 the committees on Finance and Ways
and Cleans to sit in the refcess as a preliminary
Ftei> toward revision of th* tariff. = = Senate:
A bill to create an Appalachian forest reserves
, a -. passed. — - — House: Bill? granting com
pensation to ptvcmmpnt employes for injuries
sustained in the service and authorizing the
.continuance of the Inland Waterways Commis
sion were passed.
FOREIGN. — ha« invited the United
States to appoint a. commission which, acting
with Panaman officials, will assure a fair elec
tion of a President. = The Tribunes corre
spondent in London says that the Liberals In
the House of Commons are rapidly advancing
legislative measures; the education Mil will be
.driven to a second reading this week. = - It
•was announced in Caracas that there had been
' no new cases of bubonic plague in i** <;uayia.
for four days, and that the. port would probably
3>o reopened in a few days. = The Russian
Minister of Marine is considering the suspension
••f the Volunteer Fleet service between Lilian
and Sear York. = An assembly of hoppick»r.«.
<.niinated at fifty thousand, gathered in Trafal
gar Square. London, and demanded a duty on
imported hops. = French officials in Paris
«*xpre.ssed doubt at Che troth of the report that
•the commander in chief of the Moroccan army
had proclaimed Mulsi Hafig Sultan in place of
Abd -el-Aziz.
DOM TIC— Senator J. C. Burrows, of Mlch-
Sjran. was named as temporary chairman of the
Republican National Convention. == The en
t«xtaJnm«ni of th« Atlantic Heel was concluded
m Ran lTamiseo. President Roosevelt ad
dressed a larg* 1 Catherine; of Methodists at th"
American University in Washington, taking
"G«»od Citizenship" for bis topic. : - t The call
ing of a streetcar strike in Cleveland was fol
lowed by numerous disorders 1 . = The bonds
.,,. ii of* William Montgomery. alleged to nave
misapplied 5L.135.000 of the hinds of the Alle
gheny National Bank, of Pittaburs. withdrew
from" his bail «n<i be was placed In .if.il. :=r=
Harry K. Thaw was on the Btand at the habeas
«*orpup hearing a.t Poughkeenate. N. V.. both
ptdrj rested and dulritw was reserved: Thaw
-will remain in the jail at Poushkeepsie until
j tease is decided. — A wealthy real estate
«}ealer of „....n.r.. X. v.. turned over to the
police several threatening letters demanding
y;,M/iAft. . Opposition to the no called thr*«
platoon bill was reßiM*»r»d by N w York City,
Albany, Troy and Tonkent at a bearing before
iJovermjrJJsEhPS at Albany. ===== Senator Till
'in an. befof c. Wailing from Boston for Europe,
(■aaweßsed the « > rtnvictinn that. Bryan was the
natural Democratic candidate, for the Presidency.
— — — rvsogreaanian Vr<»eland was renominaf-d
by ib» Republicans of th«» ?.Tth District, a.nd the.
«i»>legates chos«n to the Chicago convention were
uninstructed.
CITY. — Stocks were Ftr«ng. r^=r William 73.
Shepherd. Ijls wife and a servant were murdered
hi their Lome at Marlboro. N. J. = - The plan
for uniting the International Trust Company
wild the Brooklyn Bank was completed — :
< general Horace Porter recommended that, all
other Republican candidates for the Presidency
fall in line and make the choice of Secretary
"Taft unanimous." = — William Clausen, the art
dealer arrested on a charge of Felling spurious
paintingF. was' released on bail. r=r=m Alfred li.
Page announced that he could not afford to re
main longer in the state Senate and would retire.
- Several large beta were won at odds of
ii I'-'"!1 '-'"! to i against a Bebnont hors* at Belmont
park. - _ Controller Metz accused the Public
PBHiam. Commission of sacrificing the city to aid
Belmonfs 55.000.000 claim for «*xtra subway
•work. = = Fifteen thousand children gathered
Jn Central Park for their May Day celebration.
t: The restriction against betting less than
.55 Jn the big ring at Belmont Park was removed.
■ ' Five to ten thousand persons were de
prived of the right to vote by th« decision dis
qualifying convicted felons, even though sen
t<"r-o was sU?p«nded. - _-_-- It was said that th^
<j«>ath of Police Captain Keriip was due to un
liealthful conditions at th* Jamaica, police sta
tion.
THE "WEATHER. — Fair to-day «nd to-mor
row, fr«*Fh southwest winds. Th» temperature
yesterday: Highest, €5 degrees; lowest, 45.
ILLUMINATING THE "TWILIGHT LAND."
A passage In the President's address at the
closing session of the iv»nf*jY > ne*» of Governors
and others at Washington on Friday was
. eaaadrj )»*Tlinont la the imaodiau* topics and
interests of that gathering «nd to the general
<JlFCU«;ssan of federal and Ptato powers which
. has been in progress for the lust few years —we
ynicht Indeed s;iy ever since th*- foundation of
■•• Union, for it would 1^ difficult to find a
•.ingle quadrennium in our history in which Back
discussion has not to some, extent prevailed.
Jloeognizlng the historic fact that discrimina
tion between national and Flat* authority 1* not
invariably exact, and that a called "twilight
land" has existed and Ftill exists between the
«-on<-ed'-<l powers of the federal and state gov
ernments, tbe President in terse and convincing
phrases explained his policy and his aim con
cerning that zone of uncertainty.
"■>. . "My .primary aim." he said, "has been to pro
•"vido tome effective popular sovereign. . . .
• **I d«> not wish to k»*op this 'twilight land* one
"of large and vaaaja boundaries. ... I am
"'trying to find out where oue or the other can
"act, so that there ehall always be nome sover
•V'ign power. . . . My concern Is not with
•Mi,- academic side of the question : 1 deal with
4 th<» matter practically from tbe standpoint of;
•true popular interest; and therefore my de
*vire is to employ indifferently either the prin
z ••ciple of states' rights or the principle of na
tional sovereignty, whichever in a given case
••will tost conserve the needs of the people."
Ho referred, in thus speaking, particularly to
l««cislaiive and administrative acts for the con
trol of <-orporallon:», since it is in connection
therewith that inwt of the recent and current
discussion has arisen* but bis remarks are ob
viously applicable with equal fitness to legisla
tion or administration on any subject.
From cither the practical or the academic
jm.ii 1 of view we must regard bis position as
impregnable. It cannot for a moment In main
tained'that the Constitution contemplated and
Intended ;i;i- existence of a '•twilight land," a
, neutral zone l>e»wceu federal and Kate powers
Jn which neither nation nor ptjite should be sov
ereign, and where individuals should be bee
* from th- restraints ot any law. The Constitu-
I Ma, as BMJai as Nature, abhors a vacuum, lloth
•^Irrosd <-.i".!nj'i:oni>i and strict const ruetioulst
''■ibUEt' agree'- tiiat wherever the line between the
two authorities may be drawn, it is to be def- 1
ir>it<»lv drawn, and — which Is the point of chief
Importance — it is a line, in the geometrical in
terpretation of the term, having length but not
breadth, so that everything must be on one
side or the other of it. There is no possible
place for ii No Man's- Land In constitutional
legislation and administration any nyjrc than
there is along' an international boundary, line.
Granted that the line in question ha? not yet
been at all points accurately surveyed and
marked, nothing could be more commendable
than for the President, M be professes to have
heen doing, to try to find where the line is. or
where it should be. so that everywhere some
popular sovereign, either the nation or the state,
shall prevail. He is not concerned with mere
academic abstractions, although, as we have
■sen, from the purely academic point of view
bis contentions ate abundantly maintained. The
practical point of view is that from which it
appears that there must everywhere be an effi
cient piviTmmnt. ample to control for the gen
eral welfare every individual and every corpora
tion and to do every necessary public work.
In many cases, probably in the vast majority,
the line Of demarcation between the two powers
is constitutionally defined. Wherever it is not,
because ef the development of. circumstances
and conditions unforeseen a century and a
quarter ago. the President's rule is instinct with j
common sense: When- the work can best be
done by the state, let it be done by the slate;
where it can best be done by the nation, let it
be .l<>ne by tbe nation. In any event, in every j
case, there must be some sovereign authority.
A TAFT CONVENTION.
Coder the terms of the call for the Repab
li<-an National C«Vventlpn,V yesterday was the
lust day on which delegates could be legally
chosen. Bach slate, territory and insular de
pendency has sion- ■elected its allotted quota
and t lie roll is closed. It ha? not been possible^
however, to obtain complete returns from Texas,
cloven districts in that state having made no
definite reports. Dp to the time of going to
press The Tribune's list of delegates-elect con
tained the name? of 936 out of DSO delegates.
Of these 531 — tO more, than I majority—
were committed by instructions, resolutions of
indorsement or preference or by public declara
tions to the support of Secretary Taft.
It has been The Tribune's aim to show by
•weekly tabulations the progress made In the
election of delegates to the national convention.
Our first table appeared on February ,"., mid
since then we have followed, with every en
deavor to be exact and impartial, the action
taken by the various state, territorial, depend
ency and district convention!?. In apportioning
the delegates among the different candidates we
have been careful to classify as committed only
those delegates w;ho received a definite mandate
of some sort from their constituents. This rule
was waived **nly In the ease of seven delegates
Senator l/»Jg»' and Colonel Bigney. in Massa
chusetts; Governor Fort and State Senator
Ackerman, in New Jersey, and Representative
Andrus, William L. "Ward and William Barnes.
In this state, all of whom, though uninstructed,
bad publicly indicated their purpose to vote
for Mr. Tafr. In Pennsylvania sixty-four dis
trict delegates were elected at primaries with
out Instructions, but on the general understand
ing that they would support Senator Knox.
They were therefore credited to Mr. Knox.
Bat four of them have recently indicated that
they will vote for other candidates, and they
have had to be deducted from the Kn<'X column.
In every other instance the delegates assigned
to any candidate arc bound to him by some ex
pression of opinion "on the part of the voters
whom they represent.
It vHi be Been that Secretary Tnft already
has ■ safe majority, defiuitely pledged. This
outcome Was anticipated by Tlio Tribune on
May r.. when it announced that tfiere tras no
merit in pveacTTfng an attitude of uncertainty
when uncertainty had erased to exist. W> paid
tliea : • . .
it is our conviction, based on th« facts which
we have, published and on probabilities bo strong:
as to be scarcely distinguishable, from facts; that
the choice of the Republican convention for
President of th« United States lias now hp*>n
determined and that the nomination of Mr. Taft.
has b<^n foreordained If nothing: more than
what Bf-ems to be already in sight should occur
between this date and June 16 our belief is that
Mr. Taft would enter the convention with a
secure majority of the delegates behind him and
b*» nominated on the first ballot — probably by
not fewer than 520 votes out of 9SO. But the
tide is setting so strongly In his favor that th"
natural process of accretion is likely to increase
his majority beyond the dimensions now dearly
discernible.
This forecast has been fulfilled with good
measure. To-day's table gives Mr. Taft 531 def
initely committed delegates. He is pretty sure,
moreover, to get the votes of at least on^-third
of the uncommitted. One hundred and ninety
seven are so classified. Of these the Secretary
of War will in all probability secure four of si*
in Maine, fouV of eight in New Hampshire, four
of eight in Rhode Island, two of sly in Dela
ware, six of eighteen in Now Jersey, two of two
In Maryland, mx of Fix in Virginia, eight of
sixteen in South Carolina, sixteen of twenty
f-i-x In Georgia, ten of twenty in Mississippi,
four of four in lowa and two of four in Mis
souri. Adding these sixty-eight votes to his
minimum total, b<> will enter the convention
with 509 votes. Twenty-two delegates are still
to be heard from.
A word as to contests. Many of those do not
involve Presidential preferences, but are only
made to hold or obtain control of state, or dis
trict party machinery. We ran find only ninety
four bora fide contoslg whose settlement may
affect the vote for President in the convention.
Taft delegates have a prima facie title in sixty
oi;rht of these cases and anti-Taft or uncommit
ted delegates in twenty-six. In some states,
like Ijouisiana, Texas. Mississippi and Alabama,
two or throe rival factions are fighting for rec
ognition. Even if the contests should bo settled
on a half-and-half basis Mr. Taft's strength in
the convention would be only slightly dimin
ished. He will not owe his nomination to an
inflated Southern vote. On the contrary, his
support comes from all sections of tbe Union
and its universality demonstrates that ho is thft
choke for President of a large majority of the
Republican party.
SPIRITUALISTIC SWINDLERS.
Tlio work which the Society for Psychical Re
search lias been doing at Lily Dab; will win
over niany of its critics fust as surely as it will
alienate some friends. According to report, one
of Dr. James H> slop's assistants has succeeded
in exposing the brazen gang of frauds who hold
Kpirirualistle s€ances at Lily Dale, a camp near
Buffalo. The investigator, a professional magi
cian named Carrington, spent a fortnight in this
dale of dvi*« under an assumed name and also
under a thick disguise of simple credulity, lie
found a host of famous clairvoyants and trance
mediums getting rich quickly by playing stale
old tricks of legerdemain before large audi
ence* of respectable citizens who paid from .51
to $5 for the privilege of being gloriously hum
bugged. At a slate writing seance Mr. Carring
ton saw a famous Washington medium "calmly
"unfold the messages, read them and write the
"replies on a slate concealed in his lap." Other
distinguished fakers were caught using their
own bauds and feet in manipulating "magic,
trumpets," "spirit zithers," "phosphorescent
writing" and similar marvels. Not the faintest
trace of any genuine clairvoyance or other
psychical mystery could be detected in the en
tire community. To be made a complete suc
cess, Mr. Carrington's revelations need only be
turned over to the police la the form of affi
davits and used as a means of landing the
swindlers in jail.
Flaw people will bo surprised at this exposure,
which has bad scores of equally distinguished
predecessors. But there is In the ' incident aooi«
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBCNE, ST'XDAY. MAY IT, 1908.
r spoci.",l cans? for gratification, nt least poten
tially. Mr. Carrington's adventurft seems to in
dicate what numerous wary citizens Lave
doubted— namely, the Bras resolution of the So
ciety for Psychical Research not to believe mys
teries unless compelled to by the facts. This
resolution alone, if courageously adhered to in
spite of ■ natural eagerness to reach positive
results, justifies the existence of the organisa
tion: Whether <>r not there be spooks and tele
pathists. there is always the jrront task of sys
tematically stamping out knaves who thrive off
the griefs and yearnings of mankind. For
many reasons, not merely financial, the e/es of
the credulous ought to be opened to tlie true
nature of professional seers and mystery ped
lor*. The faithful discbarge of this public duty
will eventually bring to light whatever un
usual mental powers there may possibly be. One
of tbe surest, though slowest, ways of discov
ering what is true is to eliminate what Is false.
Hut even if the outcome should be the discredit
ing of all spiritualistic phenomena, the society
w..niri still have rendered a valuable service In
overthrowing the latter-day magicians • and
witches whose hocue-pbeus keeps alive worn
out superstitions and wrings hard earned dol
lars from simpleton*.
fXDIVtDI M. RIGHTS.
Samuel Gompers, president or the American
Federation "I" Labor, made an excellent argu
ment for the rigbi of tbe workingman t« work
for whom he pleases and the rigbi of tho em
ployer to employ whom ho plonses without foar
of boycott before tbe Senate Committee en Ju
diciary yesterday. Mr. Gompers had no fench
intention. In fact, he would probably dony that
he had done so. He would say thit he appeared
to plead (or the boycott and to set tho judiciary
right in the matter of injunctions. Neverthe
less, be s.-tid :
N-> man h*s a property right or vested interest,
in my patronage or flint ..f my fellow?. I can
bestow it or withhold if.
•No man baa a property ripht or vested in
terest In my work or that of ray follows." the
nou union worker may answer. '"I can. bestow
it or withhold it."
•No man lias a property right or vested in
terest in the goods I buy to sell." may be said
by tbe boycotted business man. "i can sell or
refuse to sell."
Mr. Grompers further said
They [th« American laborers] arc not going to
be driven out of existence by r»**inj? forced to
surrender the. privilege of doing tho lawful things
that other people arc privileged to do and thf*
exercise of individual rights that have been rec
ognized as lawful since afagna Charta.
Business men who have been and are being
boycotted, men who have lost employment be
cause they would not at the demand of Mr.
Goinpers surrender the exercise of individual
rights that hare been recognized as lawful since
Magna Charta, will thank Mr. Gompers for this.
They couldn't have stated their own case more
plainly.
CHANGING HUM AS X ATI' RE.
A favorite idea of certain philosophers and
imaginative writers is about to be realized in
Southern California, if press dispatches have
accurately represented the programme of Dr.
I>eone Landone, who, we are assured. "bns
studied sociology all over the world," and who
lias just purchased a lovely rural estate near
Los Angeles, whore he plans to experiment wltli
human beings as Luther Burbank has done •witli
plants. The meagre reports thus far at hand
leave much in obscurity, and even arouse a Bus
picion that either the much travelled sociologist
or else his chronicler does not know whereof be
speaks. l»r. Landone la quoted as snying that
his methods are parallel to BurbaDk's: but bow
they can be *vo are unable to fancy. The "plant
wizard"' operates under the guidance of the T.>o
Vrif>s mutation theory; roughly speaking, no
does nothing more than Io raise an enormous
number of plants of a given variety and to se
lect therefrom for crossing tbe few peculiar
growths whose characteristics he desire? to eni
phasize. Thus, in order to produce a certain
curious berry more than twenty million vines
were thrown away. Now. if Dr. T A andoiie is to
emulate Mr. Burbank he will have to open a
boarding bouse about twice as large and pop
ulous as New York City, and be must wait an
flr*ou or two for the desired results.
But the next sentence iv the report clearly
refutes the alleged parallelism between Burbank
and Landonefsm, for tho human nature labor.'
tory is reputedly going to start operations with
twelve children. The mystery of th" new pro'
ess deepens as we read that, the sociologist hopes
to reconstruct brain cells. As no sam? man will
try to remodel anything whoso structure he does
not understand at least roughly, the natural in
ference from this report is that Dr. Landone has
discovered the make-up of brain cells. This is
startling, inasmuch as all prominent physiolo
gists and psychologists freely admit that the.
sum total of scientific research to date has not
proved a fraction as much about the finer struct
ure and functional behavior of brain cells as
Mr. Perdval T/owell has demonstrated about
Martian canals.
But Dr. Landone'a making discovery and
his unrevealed laboratory methods do Dot inter
est us as much as does his ulterior purpose.
The sociologist evidently wants to transform
human nature. This is the arch mystery. Why
should human nature he revised? And, it" it has
to be, why go off into the country to do th •
trick? If there is one fact on which psycholo
gists, biologists, sociologists and political reform
ers are thoroughly agreed, it is that the apparent
defects of human nature are really due to .1
badly ordered environment. Theoretically, Hi
grooves of life would be well greased if the ele
ments were whipped into obedience so as 1.1
supply all present human wants and prevent all
evil Impulses, or if human wants and impulses
were no toned down that no man could find fault
with things as they me Rut. our California
genius will never bring about either of tbe-Sii
happy conditions. lie is not trying t<> make m°n
fit the real world, nor yet to make the real
world fit men. Ho is planning to raise children
Hinons the artificialities of a sequester?;!,
strangely managed California garden. He may
develop a mathematical prodigy, a contortionist.
a strong man. a boy who can wiggle his cars and
a girl without day dreams; but will these labora
tory creatures be altogether happy, and will
they be able to live, anywhere else than on the
Landoue farm? Whatever miracles the sociolo
gist who has studied on Staten Island, in Nov.".
Zembla and iv Tibet may work, we shall still
believe that human nature. In its world-wide, un
relenting efforts to prevent disease, oppression.
and poverty in all their forms, is working out Its
own salvation In the best way.
TESTING THE MONORAIL.
The test which the Interborongh-Metropolitan
purposes to make of the monorail system of
rapid transit with a short, line of that sort from
Bartow across Tellium. Bay Park to City bland
may exercise an important Influence upon trac
tion development in this city. Not a few stu
dents Of the rapid transit question are coming
to believe that the monorail, if It is perfected
and proves entirely practicable, is likely to fur
nish the true Holution of the problem of provid
ing rapid transit to the outlying parts of the
city and of building up its suburban sections.
They argue that subways are too expensive to
serve this purpose, as it will l>e practicable to op
erate them only where traffic is heavy, and that
if the city trusts to subways for distributing its
population the present congested condition, is
likely to continue and the development of the
ami imal boroughs to be long postponed. Tbe ad
vantages of the monorail, it is contended, are its
great cheapness of/construction and the high speed
which can be, maintained upon it. Thus it may
be operated through sparsely aetUed eoaimunl
ties. It can carry passengers a l"tig distance
for I u-ccnt fnrc. and it can transport them
quickly to and from work. Moreover, while ■>"
overhead type of railroad. it is largfty free from
the drawbacks of the present elevated railroads,
for its operation is practically nols«»l«8 and its
structure is so light that it docs not darken the
streets in which it is erected.
The, type, of monorail to be tested by the Inter
borough is «n American invention which wag "O
exhibition last year at the Jamestown exposi
tion. The car operates on a single, rail under
neath it and is held in place by a g»*ii rail at
the top, which also serves to transmit the elec
tric power. Another type of monorail is in ■OC'
cessful operation abroad, one road about six
miles long having beeu running nt DQawtldarl
for several years. in the cage of the German
monorail the car is suspended from the single
rail overhead. A road of this sort is being built
in Berlin, where- its builders are endeavoring
to demonstrate the possibility of operating su<'h
i railway on the principal business thorough
fares of Berlin-such as the I'otsdanier Btraaae,
for instance— without injury to tho appearance
of the street. They arc putting up a handsome
structure 50 light that it casts little shadow,
nn.l the running of the cars will be noiseless.
Both types of the monorail deserve consideration
here, especially as it appears to bo a difficult
task to get capita] to build subways, even whore
there is promise of heavy traffic.
One of the most important general elections in
the history of Japan was held on Friday, but it
is calmly announced that the result of it will not
be published for a week. Obviously election
nights in Japan are very different from those to
which we are accustomed on Park Row.
In many ways the popularity and usefulness
of the American Museum of Natural History
have increased in the last few year?. Not the
l^ast valuable improvement made In its equip
ment is the employment of an instructor to
answer tho questions of juvenile as well a*
adult visitors. The attractiveness of the insti
tution is thus materially enhanced. Dr. Rumpus
deserves a hearty vote of thanks for the inno
vation.
The severe punishment of the director of a
Russian prison and a number of his subordi
nates for cruel treatment of prisoners is an in
dication of better things in a land -where such
improvement is sorely needed.
Tradesmen in Jersey dty take the palm for
conservatism. They are organizing widespread
opposition to low fares on the new transit lines
of that city for fear that people will all mine
over to New York to do business, to the neglect
of home industries. Really, that betrays a lack
of self-confidence which we did not expect to
discover in that enterprising community. We
rather looked for a demand for the lowest pos
sible fares, in order to induce New Yorkers t<> go
over there to do their shopping.
The sincere flattery of imitation has been paid
many a time to Walter A. Wyckoff, the sociol
ogist, v. ho died at Princeton last Friday night,
but, like most imitations, those modelled after
his methods have generally fallen far short of
the model. Professor WyckofTs fame rests not
upon any strikingly original theory or con
structive research, but rather upon a thorough
going; sincere investigation, at first hand, of the
conditions under which unskilled laborers strug
gle along in this country. Countless students
before him had dipped into the great stream of
life, but few had the endurance', courage and
scientific zeal to pound its depths and struggle
in, its hidden currents. Since "The Workers"
appeared the power of example has stimulated a
small army of persons to repeat Professor
Wyckoff'-s great exploration. But. unfortunately
for workingmen and all who are sincerely Inter
ested in them, most of these slumming; parties!
and h*>art-to-Ji«Tirt talks with saus^ero makers
hay« been indulged in for the sake. of fume or
cash, with the inevitable result thai fancy has
sorely chafed the heel of fart and sent the latter
off limping. But despite these Insincerities and
dilettantisms the aftermath of •■'The Worker?"
has been good, for Professor WyckofTs discov
eries have puffed away old illusions about hu
man depravity and strengthened sympathies;
Were every sociologist, rf-al or imaginary, as
conscientious as this Princetonlan, reams of ram
would never have been written and several
breeds of radicalism never have found pasturage.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
Nells Olsen, who was for forty years a trusted
employe of the'N'ew York Yacht Club. was always
courteous to newspaper men and glad to give them
Fuch Information as he could with propriety make
pujbllc. 1I« was sorely beset by news gatherers
while the Punraven trial was going on. and of.t*n
said to the reporters with a smii- that be re
gretted his "ignorance." On the' evening of Fob
ruary 27, 1536, when the member? of the club met al
, the old clubhouse hi Madison avenue. there was
much quirt excitement because it was whi known
that the question of Dunraven'a expulsion would
come up. An entprprisincr reporter stopped Olf<;n
as he came through Che door and asked:
"Do you think they'll expel his lordship?"
Olsen !>aid. "How do I know." 1 and th«n add'-d,
"Pid you ever read this?" and handed to the young
man a clipping from The Tribune, which r«*?d:
For Punra.von. h«-v«t tumbling, Mi;; is rnjmblinfr. »ti!l is
mumblinc
In his lordly an'-i«nt catties n: - r on tin distant .«h.-vr»-
ArA his talks lia> « »ll th» Fe»niins ot a daft and jealous
s«zman.
And th» X rays through him Ftr*amir(t eh""- »> unfair
at th<» "-ore:
Ar/i becs.uß<> the Va^ht Club knPTrs him— knot's h*'.« un
fa;- at th» --•-.-• -
II- iriH r>-..« h#re -
Jfevermor*.
Ilulf ••'• hour lat<*r t!-,> meptinc was called to
order and within twenty minuted a resolution was
adopts.] stripping- Dimraven of his honorary mem
bership privileges. When thr reporter Raw O|«i<»ji
lip sail!. "That was good advance information," to
which he replied, "1 ne\ er Rive information— that
w»«s a sues?."
"I s*p n rn?n intends to '*> a rattlesnake bite
him and depend on prayer for a cure. I call that
faith."
"1 call it .•ru«ltv to animals, unless somebody"*
going to pra.v for tbe »n**« nft»r it's bitten such *
fool as that. '— Philadelphia ■Lodger.
In t!'e-r days of the perplexing servant cirl r,uej.
tion and tho can't-kfpp-the-cook Jok»- it is int<»r
e>«tins to note that th*>r- are som«» striking ex
crpions to the Be-i^t-a] rile. The Chicago School
or Domestic Arts and Sciences at its recent an
nual mating presented a gold medal to a maid
who has served continuously in one family for
thirty-four year?, and placed on a roll of honor
the names of ten others who have li*pt one place
for from Pleven to twenty year*. Mr*. Kelson
Thomas*™-!. th«» lucky employer of the nrbja in
ner, said: "In my opinion. lh« *»rvant problem
would be p"lved apasdHy if the oldtlme affection
bet^e^n aorvanl and employer could be revived.
Kliza stays with us btcanse aba like* us and we.
like her. She is one of th* family. She has ris»n
above rules and regulations, wbicn are as un
necessary in her case as they would be in mine.
She gors out when she thinks it convenient and
stays in when she think* it. advisable. When «he
fi-s work to be done <Jo*«i it."
"I tell you 1 must have some money!" roared the
King of Maritana. who was In sore tlnanciaJ straits
"Somebody will have to couch up."
"Alas: 1 " sighed the K"ardl.->!i of th«» treasury, who
was formerly court Jf.-ter, "all our coffers are trap-
Judge.
The collection of coins which was recently pur
chased from Leopold Hamburger by the British
Museum, says the "Hamburger N'achrlchten," was
probably the most Important for its size — 2.700
pieces — In the world. There were only coins of
the biblical period, and many of them were un
questionably unique Thus there was a quarter
ahaehel silver piece and coins of the period of the
kings, from the Maccabees to Barkochlas.<
"My bey." nays theflm wayfarer. '"I've hit on
a scheme that guarantees me a iquura meal and
possibly some clothes at any i. >u«e 1 car* to
btrike."
"What do you do?" a ? ks the seconJ wayfarer.
f throw *•*«>- mv hat. run through .1 couple of
bushes to get -my clothes torn tip, then go up to
th« /rout door and t°n the lady of tho house I'm
a racins balloonist thru haa Just descended."— Pick*
About People and Social Incident*,
AT 1 THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From Th* Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. May IS. -The President mad an ad
dr«s 3 this aft-rnoon to the delegates to th» '•'" T *'
Conference Of the Methodist Episcop*l Church at
the American University grounds.
President Roosevelt at 4:% o'clock this *"" n ° o "
pressed a key in the executive offices of the hit*.
House which opened in St. Louis th« charity car
nival for the unemployed. He also tent a brt«f
message expressing hope for the success of the
Callers at the White House included Senators Alli
son. Smoot. Dixon. Borah an.! Gamble. Representa
tives rarsons, CaMer. Dixon. Graham, Richardson.
Foster, Watson. Ma?uir*. Prarre, Focht. Rccdcr.
Campbell. Cocks and Hepburn. John Mitchell, €X
president of the United Mine Workers Of America:
John 1.. Sullivan. Commander Peary, the Arctic
explorer: Workman Wlnthrop. Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury, and Governors Post of Porto Rico
and Curry of N>.w Mexico.
THE CABINET.
- • [From The Tribune R»it-»-j.]
Washington. May IS.-Mr». maaa Root, wife of
the Secretary or State, has returned from a week's
visit to her mother, Mrs. Wales, In New York.
Mr?. Taft expects the Secretary of "War to return
from Panama next Monday.
Mrs. Bonaparte, who joined her husband. th»
Attorney General, in this city a day or two ago
and attended the reception at the White House yes
terday, returned to her home near Baltimore this
morning.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[From Th» Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. May . • The Italian Ambassador
and Baroness Mayor dcs Planches will return to
the embassy to-morrow after ten days spent in
Chicago and a trip to New England, where they
have been selecting summer embassy headquarters.
They will entertain for Prince Colonna and his son.
who are in hte capital for several days.
Th» British Ambassador and Mrs. Bryce- have
t^ken Stone Cottage, at Manchester-by-the-Sea.
for the Slimmer, and will liavs Washington early
in the season.
Count Torok and Prince Vincent z'i 'vrin'll?^h-
Graetz. attaches of the Austrian Embassy, will go
to Canada before settling In. the Eir Harbor cot
tage they have leased for the summer.
Baron F. Heym»rl». secretary of the Austrian
Embassy, has gone to the Virginia Hot Springs
for several days.
Baron Moncheur, the Belgian Minister, has taken
a cottage at Bar Harbor for the summer.
Mr. Yon Siebert. Russian second secretary, who
has spent a year* leave in Russia, has been trans
ferred to London. Mr. De Th^l. also Russian
second secretary, left Washington to-day for a
veek-end visit to Senator Dv Pont, at Wlnterthur,
Del
The Peruvian Minister and Sefiora de Pardo.
who will spend the summer travelling in Europe,
were hosts at a dinner party at the legation to
night.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[From Th« TrlbtiEr Bureau. ]
Washington. May 18.— Rear Admiral and Mr?.
Barker entertained guesla at dinner to-night to
meet the Governor of Hawaii and Mrs. Freer. la
the party were the Secretary of the Interior and
Mrs. Garfleld. Major General and Mr.«. Clllaaaial, j
Representative and Mrs. J. Van Tcrhtaa Olcott,
Mies Woddnull, Miss Maxwell. Mr. Smith, of Hon
olulu, and Mr. Jeoffrrj-.
Colonel and Mrs. Charlej S. Biomwell's dinner
guests to-night were Senator Warren. Miss Wet
more. Miss Sheridan, Miss Robeson. Mi?s Pattfe»».
Mrs. T. T. Gaff. Captain anil Mrs. Cameron aa^H
Wlnalawr, Count Torok. Austrian attach*: Cap
t^in Archibald Butt. Mr. do Amaral. Brazilian
counsellor, ami Mr. Royaard«, Netherlands charg4 j
d'afTair''*.
General and Mrs. Powell Clayton's dinner ?n»st3
to-nis-ht Included the F-r^ian Minister and Bar
oness Moneheur, Mr-, Grant Duff, Mrs. Powell
Clayton, jr.. ami a few othtf
Senator an«l Mr?. r>^p<"v will s n to New Tori th«
lust of next wek and remain tbera until time for
th» Republican National CwiieuUw. hen they !
will ?-<■. to <'hic3go. They will Fa U tor France th»
last of Jnn<\ to spend two month?.
Re^r Admiral an<-T Mr?. Browns^n and ifjaa ':
Brownson r, *nt Is Atlantic City to-day, to remain
gome day?.
Mips Julia aleAHator. M N"*w York, M the zuest i
of Jodge and Mrs. :jtti«i-.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Behnont Par! hi engaging a larpe ahata of tha
attention of society just at present, and the rarea
were Carored a?ain yesterday with the most per
fect we»tb«>r, with th» r«siiit that the rM hi
closure presented throughout th»» aften n ■ gay
?nd brilliant spectacle with all the women array* 1
In dainty spring finer;-. Of course, the week-end
finds the city comparatively empty, as far .-.- th«
world of fashion is concerned, and. while Tuxedo
and other suburban resorts h'» crowded and the.
various country clubs thronged week-end parties
are th» order of the. day at th«» country seats on
Long Island, in the Hodeon Valley and efeMwhera
around New Tori whooa owners have, not gone
to Europe.
Many departures are already lakhig pla>-<* for
the Berkshire?, despite th« carlin*.«3 of tbe sea
con, and . villas are Iwlaj. opened at Newport.
among th° number by hit those of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Watts Sherman, Mr. and Mrs Henry a. C Taylor,
Mrs. Woodbur>' Kan*. Colonel and Mrs. Delan
cey Kane. Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Peinlud, Mr. and
Mrs. Whitney Warren and Mr. and Mrs. George
L. III* Outgoing steamers continue to lea.v« I
port heavily freighted -with well kiionii person?
bound for Europe. although the tide of travel la
showing algna of liimlag among the recent arrt
vals having been Mr. and Mrs. Robert 1.. Gerry,
who are about to commission the steam yacht I
Electra; Mrs. Alfred **hapin and Miss Cbapin, ami j
Mr. and » Mrs. Reginald V, VanderMlt, who re- ;
turned yesterday and will spend the aanaanar at ',
Newport, groin a; back late in the fall to Paris. :
where th»y have rented a house for the winter :
and spring.
In spite of all these departures, an astonishingly
-larg» number of bouses remain open ha the fash
ionable tborougbfares of the residential district
of the city, and during the middle of tbe wee* the
modish restaurants are the scenes of much life and
animatiOE at the lunclicon and dinner hour, while
In the afternoon the procession of handsome equip
ages and well dressed pedestrians on the arenas
is almost as continuous and uninteiTupted a* at
the height »>r the aoaaon. Indeed, then win he
no general migration from town to the summer
resorts until the end of the month, and even then
many will linger for the several weddings which
are scheduled for June.
Among these will be Miss Grace Chapiafa mar
riage to William Feverly Rogers on June 1, in
Grace Church. Miss Cbaptn t» ill have Mrs. J.
Gordon Dougla*, who was Miss Anne Kountze, as
her only attendant, but th» arMngrawai ■will have
some fourteen ushers. Including Wllltam Jthlr.e
lander Stewart, jr., Alexander Kaaajh, Stuyvcsant
Fish. jr.. and Albert Zabriskie Gray.
The marriage of Miss Carolyn r^alkMsaa, daugh
ter of Mr. aad Mrs ConMHna Fellowes. to lm*h
rd Loaria Morris, follows on Jam •. also at Omca
Church. The bride will barve <>nU one atten.Jar.t.
Miss Harriot PwSaiafoai her cousin. The ■ahsea
will Include Robert Hammond Bacon. Arthur •'?
good Choate, Craig Colgate. Enilen Trenohard Lit- I
tell. Herbert Ton Broeck Jacauclln »«nd James M,
A. Darrach, and the best man will as S:uvve«aiit
Fish Morris. Jr.. a brother of the bridegroom. j
Miss Lydla Mason Jones's marriage la Arthur ;
C. Blarden Is net for June. 12. in St. Thomas's
Church.
Although fe*t-r yachts will be hi commission this
Bummer than at any time in eight or nine y*ars.
everything will be dona by the leading yacht club«
to prevent the season from proving a failure, and
the New York Yacht Club, the first organization
of the kind In the New World, hi arranging that
Its annual long distance cruiae. Instead of bclnj:
restricted to Vineyard Haven or to Marblehead,
phall be extended to Halifax. where it Is planned j
to hold the race for Kins Kdwam « Cup while the
Prince of Wales la there, during the second week
in August. attended by the British naval forces of
the North Atlantic and many foreign men-of-war
that will take* part in the t;r-centeunwl celebration
of Ui* founding of Canada as a, Brlush coloaj".
Cornelius Vanderbilt, who if norv on th« AOaataj
homeward aaaaal on board his steam yacht jr«rt>
Star, is ami to arrive- within the next f»-» a a7J> aat
will a* «oon as possible commission the tii
season as the flagship of th« Now Tor* Tacit CJaa
James J. Van Alea'ta also expected this "srMi^^
after a few days in New York he will proceed M
usual to aafl X' > sf!go-J'-h« River Club, !n Caaa<j a# j^
a month's flahtmr. The preserves of Mm dnb tj Tf
r worldwide celebrity among th« <Jl?dpl;s of i^^
Walton. Mr. and Mrs. J. I.*ur-n» v» n Alaa.
sion and daugtiter-in-law, -will spend the stnaaH»a
Newport.
At Tuxedo th» season ts no-v a* tta h«.i«?it, »z4
outdoor sports, particular!/ golf, tennis an^ rMha;
■re ths order of the; 'lay. Th- *♦- -• thfrs ■»»!
N» brought to a conclusion with th«s open atrJtorj^'
show on J'in» *0 and 20. after which ' •WTiin,^
general exodus of th-» Hajaßßf residents md vaa»
owners to the mountain and *ea*:<J«» r«aorta.
Frederick Towns'iid Martin wti; &•/*, a dtnajr fir
Cardinal Logu-» at ma Plaza on May M. Among
th- ffuests will b<» Archbishop F<r'-, Praamaft
Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia T ntT^mty
General Fredericlc Baaa Grant. G«tn«r»l HanaMj
Porter. Paul Morton and John I>. Crlnim!r.«.
Mr*. J. F. D. Lani»r, who retamed receaCy Jroa
Europe, is tht guest of h-r «i3ter. M!s« B^hc^, v
the latter 8 house In East 34th strert.
Mm Arthur W. Talcott, widow of Arthur W. Taj.
cott, will be married to Edward TVy.«r>pp ffarr^ox
Wednesday at th» horn* of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Edward Rowland, in East 65th street
Mr. anil Mrs. Spencer Eddy, tJo arrived fraa
Europ* yesterday, are staying at ma Plaza.
Echuyler Livingston Parsons has aaaaal Jila
country place at Islip. Long Island. «h*r» his
daughter. Miss Evelyn Parsons, 1* aaaarhßaaaa a
*">- > k.- nd hous« par':
Mr? William Everard Strong: has returned tea
Europ* an<l is at her home, in ZVuilsciL av«ace»
Sh* win l»ave th© city within th» nfxt f?» dayt
for her villa at S<?abri?ht. X. J.
Mrs. Henry A. Cram an-: her am fn taw and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Woodwartl Haven, ■wia
go to Lenox* on May 25 for tlie season. They wlj
occupy the Anson Phelps Stokes place.
Mr. and Mr*. Harry Payne Whitney have close!
th'-ir house, in West 57th street, and gone ta thslr
country place at Westburr, Long- Inland. Miss
Dorothy Whitney Is occupying her house a: TVtst
bury, and has Miss Beatrice Bend ■wita her.
Announcement has been mad" of th» •nga^ement
of Miss Lily l**> Page, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Page, to John W. Cross, son of Mr. and
Mr« R. James Cross, of Washington Scjuir*- Ml«s
Pa§;e made ber debut three years ago. Mr. Cross
is a Yale graduate, civs of I" 1 ' 1 , and a n-.°ir.ber of
a number of clubs.
Another engagement Jotst annooaral is that ri
Miss Elizabeth Ewiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard M. Ewingf. to Frank McAn*-- of this
city. The wedding will take plac* In CM fa!:.
Mr. aaal M: V?. K. Vanderbilt. Jr.. •will leaf*
for Europe next month, and will go to Aix-les-
Bains for part of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Olin have opened their
' country place at ■taaoavcH for the summer.
; Mr. and Mrs. James Blpojot have elose-i their
' town hoiu* and opened their country home at Scar
borough. wh<*r* they wilt remain until they sail
■ for Europe on July 15.
Mr. and Mr?. Vanraa Whitney are at the c«3
try place at Manhapsef. Lon« Island.
Mr*. William K. Vanderbilr. sr.. who am MJ
! abroad lor the aval ta* month. ?p»nt a faoj da?»
• recently at the Hotel Bellevue. In Dresden, c. in
! way to Berlin.
NOTES FROM TUXEDO PARK.
[ft: Tel*erarb to TJw Trfbrnw. 1
Tuxedo P^rk". N. \.. Miy l«.-rnfavoraM-^-afie*
: this week caused a still further posrpon-'r- ci
many of th- cotta?e arrivals at taoami Park. T
4*y. however, s-neral arrived at the clubnonMi
for th» day and over Sunday. Automobile parties
: were ananevona,
Mr. aad Mr:--. Oharles B. Alexander aw fta-rtn<
their place pur hi win % r ti&it arrival n-xt "'"'*'''•
and Mr. and Mr?. Pl*rr« Loril'?»rd. who spent fits
irint»r at Washington, are .1 ,«. at Kee-waydla en
Am 1.
other rorr-.«A arrivals fnl* WOSt ••« XT. and
Mr?. it--' - 8 ■aaaaoßMl, bumj villa overlooklas
; Tuxedo la*"-. Mr. and Mis Fl-.ilip B-nkard. *■
j,' a Vosa boos*, i>i mated raw H by Mark Twain;
Mr. aad Mr?- 'f aaodk'i • Fr-linchuvpen. Mr. and
J Mr?. John «J. ETOott. Mrs. WiHiam H. T"'in?. Mr?.
I Cbarles IT. C\wter. Mr. and Mr •. William G. Davi».
! Mr. and Mm .!■■■. T. T.vwer an.i M^. and Mr.«.
I Iliia—a atari.
I Mr. mmi Mr.- Alfred Srtonu jr.. have moiei? int»
J the Barbcy i co#. Thin • - n abroad soon
! Mr and Mrs. 11. H. Ro=<-'-!=. jr.. hay- opened
I their vill;« on Waal irnhu Roatd
The Rer. .<•! ; Mr?.- Herberf Sh'pm.in will •■■
• the Bradl^r r-ortase next w"»k.
'. Mr. and Mr.». Sebuyfer S<iii«»rTel!n ■wi!l spend th»
I early summer in the Cooper vi.U.
1 Mr. and Mrs. Bavin Drwron hare clos^i tll«i?
' •• ig« for the parly summer. h-»vinc jcone abroad.
! Mrs. WiliUmi 11. Grinneli ham racated ItW MB»»»
I Jones ! •■•'!■<". '■• puss the mnnner at So'ithampton.
I Mr. ami Mrs Pa I Bart P. Sretnman h«»v* r*vrrr.ei
■ frerst abroad an«l ... their riti:* fnr the summer.
I ar.d Mr. a::.! Mm An-.ory S. Carbart ar« at Villa
j Blanc* (•'<- lha season.
; Mr and Jlr«. W. m V. I? -ITnian win return from
1 abroad on .tun* I and ccctrpy Paxliur«t.
Others who are in rottagrs for tlie earty summ*r
I are Mr. and Mrs. Walter S <»iim» > c. M^r. and Mr r
• Eraeel Wilts'*. Mr. an.i Mr?. F. F. CmrtT. Mr. and
I Mrs L J. Pooler. Mr. and )Ir«. T. W. Torter antl
i Mr.». K. BoaaMaa
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. F. Tell are at the c!u"o
! house for several daya
Otlicr late arrivals an Mr. ami Mrsi X Frci
j eric Tarns. Miss Violet Crescr. J. C. Draytr>n. HBBi
i Caroline Drayttrn. m- ■ Borland. F. F. Pc n!i.vn
i and H. H. Hooker.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
TRy Tc:-srj.rt> t» The TrttOTW 1
Newport. '. 1.. .May X*— Thonsn th- Xewport
Hit." Show do<*s i...f take place until the eaxly r-« rt
of Veaaeaaavr. the sale ct boxCS fCW ?!"* 9^ nrr h;i "*
hi ea satisfactory to tli* board of »w»eiuor» Cp '»
to-day there had been flftr-ntne of the l-oxes t:tk<^«-
Mm, Alfred G. Vandcrbilt has returned to N<>w "
port from a trip hi • . -■". N. ii . wteW <'c '»
said ■■■ have ;>urchased a farm. Sne was accemr-*
ire, | by her brother. Amos Tuck French.
Amoiiß the rtr"t to r^i;i«ter at t!ie JC*WpWI •- *"
■mo this season ts Wtliins Sp«Bcrr. of Phiiadelp^' 1 *
ho affix-! his name to-day.
There were two dinner parties in the JBeenuai
eathHßß colony rttschf Ore was grvea if Mr. a"t
Mia J. Saamam Perry and the other by Mrs Alfred
O. V;ind*rb»:t.
Henry W. i"idr*dgo returned to TSm Tork to-&*7
for a few days' stay.
ProfcHsor Aaraaaaaar Agassis *r«i his so"- M**
Agassiz. are rxpecte«l at th««lr cottage f«»r th« *»"
son aa Tuesday.
Mr. an.l Mrs. J. Thompson Spencer, of Phlladwl
plila. ■» HI arrive base early next month.
l>r. Ttliingaaan Bull, of New York, arrived rr *
for lha xeuson to-day, and Miss Fanny Foster. aaM
spent li».>l summer abroad, has returned to New
port to sp<;n<i the summer.
Mi- Clarence Tell and Mi»» charlotte Pell «w
►pen the Gilllat cottage on Monday.
-Mr unit Mrs. Reginald c. Vundorbilt returned t »
Newport Una evening. They were welcomed by
Mrs. AJfrc«! G. Vanderbilt.
Colonel C. 1.. F. Robinson returnetl from New
York this evening-.
Mm. Charles C. Tomeroy Is the !rue*t of her sis
ter. Mrs Joseph F. Stone.
Major and ■*■ J. C. MalWy arrived to-night f° r
the season.
.Mrs. Joseph K. Busk and her daughter a!*» ar
rived to-night for the arasoit.
Mrs. John Carter Brown ta» seriously ill at her
Newport home, and it was reported to-night tlu» l
there had been no change in her condition to-day.
Mrs. Harold Brown and Mrs. John NtcSotas Browa
have been cabled to return to Newport at )*•> *

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