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ABTOR— B:Bo— Paid In Full.
BUaKETS— — 8:16— Cinderella.
CIRCLE— The M^rrr-Go-RoiiTid. «.^ T ,,^.>,». (>
COVET ISLAND — Luna Park, Bostock a, Fteej>l«rt:a»e.
EDEN MUSEE — The Wcrld In Wax. •
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HERALD SQUARE— S:IS— Three Twins.
JARDIN DE PARlS— «:l^— Follies Of 190 R.
KNICKERBOCKHR— The Yankee Prince
MADISON SQUARE ROOF GARDEN— Ski- HI.
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Automobile 8 6 Ocean Steamers » *
Parker* & Broker*. lo 1 Proposals « ?
Board and Rooms... B Railroads . » *
Country Board 12 4 Special Notices 7 «
Country Property to (Steamboats » '
I** Sits'" Wanted .".' » -7 ! Summer' Resorts ...32 4-4
Dam Slt« -Wanted., fl ' Sntmner Rw«« •■• ■" *t
EiSrskm* 11 5-6 Surrogated Notices. .ll 3
Financial Meetings . .10 1 j The Turf . . . ... •-•■■ ■12
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FRIDAY, JULY S, 1908.
This newspaper is oicned and published hy
The Tribune Association, a Keic York corpora
tion; office and principal place of business, Trib
tine Building, Vo. loJ, Nassau street, New York;
Og&en Mills, president; Nathaniel Tuttle, sec
retory and treasurer. The address of the ofll
cert is the office of this newspaper.
TEE NEWS THIS MOUSING.
FOREIGN.-In response to the protest of the
British government, the Shah removed the Cos
sack guards from the pritista Legation in
Teheran == The "Boss? at one time the
leading Liberal newspaper of Russia, suspended
publication on account of financial difficult ies.
i William T. Gilbert, a lawyer of this city.
was found dead in a London hoteL ''
mingo de Obaldia, the Independent candidate
for the Presidency of the Panaman republic
seems to have defeated Ricardo Anas, the Con
stitutionalist candidate. ===== General George
Sherman Batcheller. judge of the International
Tribunal of Egypt, died in Pans. ===== An ex
plosion of gas in a Russian mine killed about
two hundred persons. ===== Dr. Alpoim. chief of
the 'Progressive Dissidents, told in the Portu
guese House of Lords what he declared to be
the inside history of the plot which led to the
assassinations of King Carlos and the Crown
Prince. ===== Henry Arthur Cadogan, Viscount
Chelsea, died in London. === Senator Hum
bert recovered $10,000 damages from the "Matin
in Paris for accusing him of beii*g involved in
the Rochette swindles; two duels were fought
as an outcome of the suit.
DOMESTIC. — Ex-Secretary Taft held confer
ences with Speaker Cannon, Secretary Cortel
you and others; he will go to Hot Springs,
Va., to-day. r=-.z Mural Halstead, the veteran
editor died at his Cincinnati home, following
a cerebral hemorrhage. == The Parker
Cleveland resolution aroused bitter enmity
among the Bryan men at Denver, and steps
were taken to prevent its being offered in the
Democratic National Convention. - Gov
ernor Hughes refused at Saranac Lake. N. Y.
to comment on the decision of Justice Bischoff
that verbal betting at the racetracks is legal.
■- The Empire City Racing Association filed
with the Secretary of State at Albany a state
ment that it had expended 15.653 in opposing
anti-racetrack gambling legislation at Albany.
== President Roosevelt appointed Colonel
William L. Marshall chief of engineers of the
army. =r— James S. Sherman, the Republican
Vice-Presidential candidate, arrived at his home
in Utica, X. V . where he was greeted by thou
sands of persons.
— Stocks were dull and firm. ■ ■ The
deaths of ten persons -were caused by the heat.
=== Justice Bischoff decided that verbal bet
ting on horse races was legal, holding that the
new law was aimed only at bookmakers and
poolsellers. ■ The Public Service Commis
sion decided against the change in the Fourth
avenue (Brooklyn i subway plan involving six
tracks in Flatbush avenue. ■ Boswell D.
Williams was dismissed as secretary of the
Park Board. —~ — Two men were killed instant
ly at Rye when an electric current of 11,000
volts passed from a ed wire through a pole, to
them. _'_ Justice Blanchard granted a mo
tion for the appointment of a receiver for the
Hotel Gotham. ==== The number of subscrip
tions to the new Westinghouse assenting stock
encouraged those in charge to extend the time
when all subscriptions must be In to September
1. __ Lawyers for the Metropolitan Street
Railway tried hard to discover who were back
ing the Weil-Weiler suits. -== The roof of the
porch of the new Police Headquarters building
collapsed. --=:-— a decision was banded down
favorable to the Consolidated Gas Company in
the suit for the annulment of some of its fran
chises brought by the state. ==: Because his
eyesight was failing, a retired furniture dealer
of Brooklyn killed himself.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Showers. The temperature yesterday: Higrh
eet. 87 degrrces: lowest. 71.
THE BUREAU OF EDUCATION.
Among the resolutions adopted by the Na
tional Education Association, in convention at
Cleveland, this deserves special notice:
. The Bureau of Education vit "Washington
should be preserved in Its integrity and the
dignity of its position maintained and increased.
It should receive at the hands of Congress such
recognition and such appreciation as will enable
it not only to employ all expert assistants neces
sary bat also to publish in convenient and us
able form the results of Investigations, thus
making that department a source of such in
formation and advice as will be most helpful
to the people in conducting their campaigns of
These words are more than a gentle reproach
to Congress, particularly to the Ways and
Means Committee of the House of Representa
tives, for its unwillingness to finance various
important researches. Much dissatisfaction has
been expressed by prominent educators, from
time to time, over the failure to make the most
of the opportunities which a little money would
bring within the reach of the Commissioner of
Education. Bat the resolution adopted at Cleve
land is not simply an echo of past disappoint
ments; it summons Congressmen to recognize
the new needs of education and educational re
search. * Not long ago the words "Well done,
thou good and faithful servant!" were spoken
to the school statistician who had counted the
Beats, male and female pupils, ditto teachers,
courses offered, dollars spent and diplomas
granted in schools from A to Z. The goal was
Supposed to be reached when the Compiler could
tell us what percentage of the students of
photo-engraving at the State Reform School
wen- boys, of Italian descent, etc. The National
Bureau of Education has produced these primi
tive fundamental statistics well and copiously.
But unhappily the world needs other facts more
urgently to-day. We want to know If It is
true that malnutrition is to blame for most
caees of * retardation In school, or that labor
laws are Interfering with elementary educa
tion; what methods of supervising rural schools
are in use, and how they compare as to expense
and results. These and many other funda
mental questions demand clear and exact an
swers. Cannot impartial Information about
academies and colleges be put into pamphlet
form and distributed to parents? If the fanner
is taught to raise grapefruit if the merchant
is told by a national dally bulletin where In
China hi* wares are a/anted, may not the
father of a growing boy hope for unbiassed in
litruetiou about schools, curricula and home
Such queried reflect the temper of the age.
Help is wanted in solving the intimate details of
'school management and finance, and it is felt
to I" worth many dollars of school taxes. The
deipaEd for an extension of the National Bu
reau of Education's powers and facilities fol
lows naturally In the wake of this belief.
PAYiyG A JI'ST DEBT.
Ex-Candidate Parker has begun to settle the
obligation which he is under to Candidate-to-Be
Bryan for the support which the latter jjave
him in ISXU. He is going to ask the Denver
convention to adjourn for a day out of respect
to the memory of Mr. Cleveland, in praise of
whom be will also ask the convention to pass
certain resolutions. He will invite it in these
resolutions to recognize Mr. GtevefaUwTa "faith
"fulness to the settled traditions and policies of
"the I>emo<ratic party . . . from the days of
-Thomas Jefferson to those of Samuel J. Tll
"den," to praise his "respect for the integrity
of the courts," his stand, firm as a rock, for
••sound principles of linance" and many other
qualities and standards to which Bryan and
Bryanism furnish the antitype.
These resolutions will do Mr. Bryan as a can
didate almost as much g<>od a* Mr. Bryan's
announcement four years ago that after the
election he and his friends would reorganize
the Democratic party into a party of progres
sive principles did Judge Tarker as a cand -
date. If the resolutions are adopted, they will
put the party on record as declaring the stand
ard and fix^d principles of Democracy to be
something far removed from Bryanism and
commending as political virtues qualities the
direct opposite of everything Bryan typifies. If
they are defeated, what will become of all Mr.
Bryan's efforts to conciliate the support of the
Cleveland Democrats? Like Mr. Bryan's
speech of four years ago. the Parker resolutions
are designedly Inopportune. Mr. Bryan has
appropriated to himself all the Democratic
saints. He is the leading Jefferson Jan and the
leading Jacksonlan of the country. He has gone
somewhat afield and is the Lincoln of Lincoln.
And Signs were not wanting that be was get
ting ready to slur over certain personal attacks
Of his upon Mr. Cleveland and become grad
ually the living embodiment of Clevelandism
also. At this .-juncture ex-Candidate Parker, re
membering certain services which he has not
been able hitherto to repay, paints a picture of
Cleveland and Cievclandism that is throughout
an obvious antithesis to Bryan and Bryanlsm.
.lust as Candidate Parker was beginning to
hope that while conservative enough to please
the conservatives he was also radical enough
to satisfy any but the most exacting radical,
Mr. Bryan burst forth with the information that
the Democratic campaign represented the death
struggle of reaction. Just as Candidate-to-Be
Bryan is beginning to hope that he Is conserva
tive enough to pass in a world that has grown
accustomed to radicalism. Judge Parker reminds
the nation that the candidate-to-be is the an
tithesis of what it has been accustomed to re
gnrd as safe and sane.
This Is very well for a beginning, but ex-Can
didate Parker cannot be regarded as having ac
quitted himself of his just debt to Candidate
Bryan unless he "takes the stump in his sup
port." He might Tie coniined to the East, as
Mr. Bryan was confined to the West in 1904. In
the East he might do the nominee as much
good as the latter did him four years ago in the
TVp S t in Missouri, for instance — \o which Mr.
Bryan devoted particular attention. Judge Par
ker's sense of obligation will not permit him
to remain dumb during This campaign.
The "viewers with alarm" are busy gloating
over the Treasury's deficit of $38,665,000 for the
fiscal year 1807-* 08. They have gladly seized on
this excess of expenditure over income as a
proof of Republican extravagance and misman
agement. Said "The New York Evening Post"
on Wednesday :
Few business men, comparing their balance
sheets of July l, 1908, and July 1, 1907, can have
faced a more disagreeable showing than the
Treasury at Washington. A year ago there was
a surplus on the year's operations of $84,000,000.
To-day there is a deficit of $00,000,000. Net
showing to the bad, $144,000,000. In private af
fairs, such a black result would raise an in
stant demand for the most severe economies.
And "The New York Times" compares the
Treasury's failure to make ends meet tills year
with the Russian government's Issue of a loan
of (100,000,000 to cover a shortage in current
Evidently "The Evening Post" and "The
Times" intend to bring a charge of Improvi
dence against the administration. They consider
the overspending of the government's income
for the last year by $59,665,000 a "black record."
It should be said in justice to the Congress
which made this overdraft on the Treasury's
resources that the appropriations for 1907-' OS
were made in February, 1007. At that time the
government's income was rapidly mounting. A
surplus of more than $80,000,000 for 19OG-'O7
was already foreshadowed, and the Secretary of
the Treasury had felt justified in estimating a
surplus of $40,000,000 for 1907-' OS. Congress
could not have been expected to foresee the
financial and commercial disturbances of the
following autumn, which caused a falling off
in Income for the year 1907-' OS of $65,500,000.
That shrinkage alone more than covered the
But Congress and the administration cannot
be convicted of improvidence on a single year's
showing— that year an abnormal one in
which a panic upset all ordinary calculations.
If living within one's income is meritorious, the
BooseveU administration is entitled on its seven
years' record to praise instead .of censure. The
President took office in September, 1901. Since
then the annual surpluses reported have been
$91,287,373 in 1901-02.. $54,297,667 in 1902-'O3,
$25,669,322 in 1905- 1 06 and $86,945,542 in
19QG-'O7— in round numbers $257,000,000. The
deficits have been $41,770,571 In 3903-'O4, $23,
004,228 In 1904-XJS and $59,655,992 in 1907-' OS
—in round numbers $124,000,000. For the
seven years the net surplus has been $133,-
OOO.OOoi and more than $75,000,000 has been
paid out in cash in that period for the Isthmian
Canal project Even if there should be a deficit
of $50,000,000 in 1908-'O9 the Roosevelt ad
ministration would close with a liberal balance
to its credit in savings out of current income.
Both "The Post" and "The Times" have com
plained bitterly in the past about the excessive
surpluses piled up In the Treasury. Said "The
Times" yesterday: "A small deficit is more
"wholesome, both politically and economically,
"than an abnormal surplus." Yet the large sur
plus held by the Treasury last fall was a factor
of prime importance in checking the panic. The
governments resources cast into the scale re
rived confidence and quieted apprehension. Had
the Treasury been in the weak condition in,
which it was during the panic of 15.*.",, last fall's
situation would have been much more ominous.
"The Post,* 1 indeed, recognizes what a bulwark
against demoralization the Treasury surplus of
l'.*»T was, for It complained yesterday of the
scant notice taken In the Chicago platform "of
"Mr. CorVlyou's really great achievement, his
'•prompt use of the public surplus to stop a
"general plunge into Insolvency after the Knick
erbocker failure." It is queer logic to depre
cate the accumulation of a surplus and at the
same time to admit the saving value of the
role played last 'fall by that same surplus to
charge the administration with making a
"black record" of Improvidence and then have
to admit that in Its seven rears it has managed
the finances so%« to produce an average yearly
credit balance of $19,000,000.
There has been under President Roosevelt'a
administration no lack of adaptation of outlay
to income, If "The Times" and "The Post"
are disposed to argue "that both Income and
outlay have been too great that Is another ques
tion. * in that case it is incumbent on the op
ponents of the administration to point out iv
what respect expenditure can be reduced with
out injury to national efficiency. We skill look
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, JTJLYJIJI^
forward with interest to the declarations of the
Denver platform. Will that Instrument demand
a reduction of the army and nary, the cessa
tion of work on the Panama Canol. neglect of
the coast defences, the clipping of pensions, the
abolition of the rural delivery postal service, the
abandonment of meat and food inspection and
of work on the harbors and internßl water
ways of the country? Let us have a 1)111 of par
ticulars, and then the voters can decide whether
or not they want to reduce the scope of the gov
ernment's operations. We believe that the na
tion knows pretty thoroughly what it wnnts,
and that it? common sense will not begrudge
an expenditure for which it feels it is getting
its moneys worth.
THE ANTI-GAMBLING DECISION.
The decision of Justice Rlschoff Is the first
definition of the intent of the anti-gambling
!a\vs. It is In effect that these statutes were
nimed at the business of bookmaking and not
at betting which is not conducted ns a business.
His opinion of the law is borne out by the fact,
to which he alludes, that an amendment direct
ly prohibiting Individual bets offered at the last
session failed to pass. The Legislature did not
intend to forbid betting between friends of the
sort that prevails in all sports.
The effect of the decision is to establish the
legality of all such non-professional betting at
the racetracks and of all betting with the pro
fessional bookmakers to which the characteris
tics of non -professional betting can be attrib
uted. The bookmaker can make an oral bet
and pay it or accept payment of it with money
at the trncks, just as any man not In that busi
ness can make and pay or collect a wager there.
But he is not permitted to post odds upon the
rate or to record the bets he makes. Obviously
such oral betting must be conducted upon a very
limited scale compared with the bookmaking
that formerly flourished. It can take place only
between a bookmaker and patrons with whom he
is familiar and in whom he haa confidence, and
can be carried on only to the extent to which It
is possible to keep the transactions in mind.
The decision does not settle the question what
evidence besides recording bets and posting odds
will be sufficient to prove that a man is con
ducting the business of bookmaking. Perhaps
even taking up a regular stand in the ring and
accepting oral bets, or being regularly at the
track and being resorted to by a large number
of patrons making oral bets, will be evidence
enough that the person doing these things is a
professional bookmaker. If that should be so,
then the decision of Justice Blschoff, while per
mitting private betting between friends, will
give little aid to the professional gambler at the
Colonel Watterson maintains that he and Mr.
Bryan are entirely in accord, although he in
sists that the Republican national platform Is
a "platform of Imposture, largely constructed
"out of timbers stolen from Mr. Bryan's back
"yard," while the Nebraska statesman avers
that the said timbers were not stolen from him,
and were, in fact not worth stealing from any
body. The colonel's explanation is simple. He
Mr. Bryan is no authority on "stolen goods."
He is so single-minded In money matters that
you might rob him of his watch and he would
riot recognize its tick in another man's pocket;
of his purse and he would not miss it. How
could he distinguish the refuse planks taken
from his back yard and planed and painted so
as to fit the rich man's ticket?
Yet. If this explanation explains. Colonel Wat
terson ought to throw up the job of "redeem
ing Kentucky" and hurry out to Denver to open
a political identification bureau. The Hon.
Charles F. Murphy, of New York; the Hon.
"Jim" Guffey, of Pennsylvania; "Little Joe"
Brown, of Georgia; the Hon. James Smith, of
New Jersey, and numerous other "reactionaries"
are travelling West with fixed ideas as to what
the next Democratic platform shall and shall
not contain. They have some planks "planed
and painted" so as to look Democratic, but which
may prove to have been borrowed from the
buck yard of Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Parker. A
statesman who can't recognize the tick of his
own watch In a bystander's vest pocket ought
not to be left unprotected against dealers in Imi
tation Joffersonian utterances. If Mr. Bryan
needs a guardian Colonel Watterson ought to
see the propriety of volunteering his services.
Mr. Bryan should not be allowed to suffer from
his amiable Inability to distinguish his own from
somebody else's intellectual property.
THE ITRPITUDE OF FILIBUSTERS.
The suspicion of American complicity in the
Mexican border troubles Is strengthened. That
the American official attitude, both state and
national, has been scrupulously correct ia, of
course, beyond question. But there are reasons
for fearing that individual Americans for sel
fish and sordid purposes have afforded aid and
encouragement to the insurgents. It seems fit
ting to stamp such conduct on the part of
Americans as peculiarly detestable, and to ex
press a wish that those guilty of It might meet
with the severest penalty permitted by the law.
The turpitude of their conduct is twofold.
There is nothing in the world which should be
more seriously regarded or which should be
more reluctantly undertaken, and then for only
the very gravest reasons, than the waging of
war. When an organized and responsible na
tion, after due deliberation and for causes which
st-em to it ample and, indeed, necessary, -sol
emnly proclaims war against one of its neigh
bors the act even in such circumstances is not
always void of reproach. But for a gang of
Irresponsible Individuals, for no other purpose
Than their personal gain through loot, to break
the peace and to strive to plunge nations into
iv.ir is one of the most villanous performances
which it is possible to conceive.
The Other major element of wickedness is the
attempt to make trouble between nations which
have do cause for animosity, but rathe: ill] rea
sons for dose and enduring friendship. If
Mexico were a nation with which we had re
cently and chronically been on bad terms, if she
had been in the habit of committing petty of
fences against us. or if there were any reason
for American enmity toward her, there would
be some conceivable, though not adequate, ex
cuse for Intrigues against her. But such is not
die case. Ou the contrary, our relations with
Mexico have for the iast fifty years been par
ticularly friendly and free from reproach. The
attempt to create bad blood between the two
countries is. therefore, not one to promote <>r to
aggravate an existing estrangement, which
would be bad enough, but rather to create de
noco enmity between dose and sincere friends.
The men who do such things are moral trai
tors to ilieir own country and arc to be regarded
with as great detestation as those who would
(ire upon our flag. They are plotting against
the i>eace and honor not of Mexico only, but
equally of the United States. For a Mexican
who should revolt against his own country or
its government there nii^ht be some possible
excuse. For Americans who plot against Mex
ico there can be mine.
Attorney Gencrai Jackson continues to remind
the public of his existence at seasonable inter
vals by bHiijj tfim.vn out of court in one or
another if lii.« innumerable actions.
"The Wai .iington Post," which made a vigor-
ous campaign to nominate Mr. Bryan for Vlco-
President, has given op. It now admits th it
Mr. Bryan will bead tbe ticket Instead of finish
ing it off. It also shows more discretion than
M.nn .lli.i Kiistfrn OppOßSats uf liryanisin
when it says:
If William J. Bryan has earned the nomination
at Denver — it la quite apparent that he has —
be It" also earned tha right to omke the platform.
and hence we say that It is a mlstiko on th« part
of the reactionaries to strive to make a conserva
tive platform, with a radical for head of the ticket.
Mr Brvnn is the leader— let him lead.
It looks very much as If tha Palem. which is
propelled by turbines of American design, were
faster than her Bister ship, the Chester, having
Parsons engines. Inasmuch as thiß superiority,
if fully established, is likely to exercise an in
fluence on future government contracts for war
ships, a fresh trial of the two over the name
course and at 'he same tim© would be valuable.
Aside from natural pride in the apparent supe
riority of the Curtis engine, the country wants
to see the best machinery adopted.
The defeat of the Hon. John Wesley Galnes
will be a sad blow to the editors and publishers
of "The Concessional Record." He was by all
odds the most devoted day In and day out con
tributor on the staff of that interesting periodi
And now they talk of exterminating tha
Yaquls, when only a few days ago those ob
streperous aborigines were reported as mean
ing hereafter to be good and to become citizens
of the Mexican Republic About three days
after their complete, entire and utter extermina
tion, extirpation and annihilation is officially
announced we shall expect to hear that the
Taquis are on the warpath again, several thou
Whatever criticisms the Russian bureaucrats
make against the Douma, they cannot charge it
with drawing the purse strings so tight as to
strangle the government. Appropriations of
nearly .5500,000,000 in a month for military ex
pansion are as much as even a grand duke could
The latest French duel was provoked by the
breaking of a cane over the head of one of the
protagonists. It is safe to assume that th©
cause hurt more than the effect.
The pythoness of St. Louis predicts that five
generals will rally with their commands to th©
cause of the Mexican Insurrection. Yes, and
we shouldn't wonder if their "commands" num
bered one man, or perhaps even a man and a
THE TALK OF TEE DAY.
An 111 wind carried out of the window of a
smoking car the price of two monthly commutation
tickets on Tuesday evening. With a board on their
knees, four commuters were playing bridge, as
they do twice every day between their homes and
New York. They play for points only, but at the
end of each month the score keeper makes foot
ings and the two low men pay the next month's
tickets for the two high men. The June record
was so close that much depended on the results
of Tuesday's play, and this was being figured
when a passing engine created a sudden draft,
which sent the score sheet sailing out of the win
dow. Three men wanted the train stopped. The
only man in the party who seemed to bo cool In
the face of the shock was the one who had no
doubts as to his being the low man. Ha had an
other chance the next morning, when, by mutual
agreement, the result of the flrst rubber was taken
as a substitute for the last score.
"Poor man:" said tha> kind lady. "How did you
g °-Wen d? mum." answered Tired Tread well, "de
foist time dat I noticed it was when wa« .out
lookin' fer work."— Chicago Record-Herald.
"The London Globe" recently published an ar
ticle on "The World's Oldest Tree," which was
reprinted in several American papers. The writer
said that the granddaddy of all present trees was
to be found on the Isle of Cos, on the coast of
Asia Minor, was estimated to be considerably more
than twenty-five hundred years old and had a
circumference of 82^ feet. In a letter to The
Tribune Ivy L. Lee, head of the publicity depart
ment of the Pennsylvania Railroad, disputes "The
Globe's" statements. "It is evident," says Mr.
Lee, "that the writer of this note was not famil
iar with the big trees of California, a large number
of which are probably more than twenty-five hun
dred years old, and It is certain that the oldest
and largest of them— namely, the 'Grizzly Giant,'
in the Marlsopa Grove, near Yosemlte Park— is
upward of eight thousai.d years old. Calculations
to this effect have been made £>y eminent scien
tists, and there is probably no doubt of their cor
rectness. Not only is this great tree and many of
its companions of such great age, but It shows no
tendency toward decay. The trunk of this tree is
more than a hundred feet in circumference."
"Why are you forever humming that "Merry
"Because It haunts me."
"No wonder; you are fo-ever murdering it. —
Pick -Me- Up.
This year's "senior wranglershlp" at the Univer
sity of Cambridge. England, gives great honors to
a young Russian Jew. The result of the "Mathe
matical Tripos" shows that Sellg Brodetsky, whosa
home is In the East End of London, and whose
father sougHt an asylum in England from Russian
oppression, has been bracketed with Mr. Ibbot
son, scholar of Pembroke, for the coveted British
blue- ribbon of mathematics. This Is the flrst time
that the honor has been won by a student who Is
not a British subject. In 1890, and again In 1906,
however, an Indian student was bracketed first.
Teas— Yes, she said her husband married her for
her beauty. What do you think of that?
jess Weil, I think her husband must feel like a
widower now.— Philadelphia Press.
The health authorities of Chicago. In common
with those in many other cities, are waging a
vigorous war on the house fly. Dr. W. A. Evans,
health commissioner, thus characterizes the Insect:
"He Is the filthiest, most dangerous and most com
mon of disease-spreading Insects that Infest these
parts in summer. He is born in and lives on de
caying vegetable and animal matter. Ho was a
maggot before he was a fly. It is only natural that
be should carry thousands of disease germs on his
feet and deposit them in the food you eat. Doubt
less much sickness and many deaths can be BBp
vented by keeping the fly out."
"Gumbolt and I have made a bet and agreed to
leave it to you. He says a drowning man gets his
longs full "f water, and I say he doesn't. Which
of us is right?"
"What are the terms of the wager?",
"The loser is to pay for a dinner for The three
"H'm — I never knew Gumbolt to pay a bet. You
lose."— Chicago Tribune.
MISS TAFT IN SAVANNAH.
Savannah, Ga., July 2.— Miss Helen Taft, daugh
ter of the Republican nominee for President, ar
rived here to-day to spend two weeks as a guest
of Misa Dorothea Baldwin.
DINNER FOR THE TOWERS IN PARIS.
Paris, July 2. — Prince Yon itudolin. German Any
bassudur to France, gave a dinner to-night In
honor of Charlemagne Tower. th>- former American
Ambassador at Merlin, and Mrs. Tower. Premier
Clemenre;iu and M. Plcquart. Minister of War.
and many well known diplomats were present.
TAKAHIRA FAMILY IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, July -'.— Ambassador Takahira of
Japan returned to Washington to-day from Chi
cago, accompanied by Mine. Takahira and her
daughter, whom the AmDassador met at Chicago
on their way from J;q>an to Washington.
A RECORD OF DEVOTED SERVICE.
From The Philadelphia Ledger (Ind).
In retiring from the War Department yesterday
Mr Tnft ceased to be a public official for the first
time since be whs appointed a Judge of the Bu
jitrlor Court of Ohio twenty-one years age. ii»»
[eft the Ohio bench to become Solicitor General
of the United States In 1890, and then circuit
Judge, and while In this office he was in.ul* presi
dent of the Philippine Commission, la 1900. His
Philippine service continued until he became Sec
retary of War. in February, 1901. This is not a
r«-< ord of mere omceholding. It la a record
of continuous and devoted public service In
a very broad Held, service which has Justly earned
the grateful recognition of the country. If. as ap
pears likely, be shall b*. called to a still higher
service, it will be mainly because of the ability
and fidelity with -which ho has discharged the
multifarious tasks which he now for tha tun© bo
ing lays Mid*.
About Teople and Social Incident*,
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Many persons are leaving town to-<3ay bound for
the summer resorts and the country, where week
end parties have been organized In connection with
the celebration to-morrow of Independence Day.
The country and yacht clubn will be crowded dur
ing the next few days, and moot of them have
arranged for sports ashore and races afloat In
honor of the occasion, and there will be, aa usual,
dinners, dances and fireworks. The city will bo
deserted from the society point of view, and there
will be little life and animation at the fashionable
restaurants and clubs a lons the avenue until next
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins, who were
married two months ago, have returned from their
wedding trip abroad. They Intend to spend part
of the summer with Mrs. Robbins's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Benjamin Welles, at Is'lp. Long Island.
They will go later to Southampton for a short
Mrs. Newbold Edgar, who is spending the sum
mer at Southampton, Long Island, has as her
guest for the we*k-end her daughter. Mrs. R. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry A- La. Montagn* hare left
town for Nerrasansett Pl«r, where they will spend
James J. Van Alen, who arrived In Newport last
week from his fishing camp on the Restlgourhe
River, In Canada, will return there within the n«xt
f»w days, to remain for a short time before sail
ing for England.
Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard has gone to Bar Harbor.
where she Is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Er
nesto O. Fabbri.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. I>imock will spand part
of the summer at their country home at South
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall C. Lefferts Wfll occupy
their summer home at Lawrenoe, Long Island, this
Mrs. William Kingeland. who returned to town
on Tuesday from Lenox, will leave here to-day for
Bar Harbor, where she will remain throurncut the
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Iselln wll go to Newport on
July 16 to spend the remainder of the season there.
Ernest Wlltsee has arrived In town from Tuxedo
and Is staying at the Gotham for a few days b*">
fore Balling for Europe to join Mrs. WHtsee, who
sailed a short time ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rhinelander have left
Briarclift, N. V., and gone to Spring Lake, N. J.,
to remain for several weeks.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
Newport, R. 1., July 2.— Fred M. Davles and
William Fltz Hugh Whltehonse, jr., arrived to-day
on the steam yacht Veltha. m-hich has been char
tered by Alfred G. Vanderbtlt for use on his return
Mr. and Mrs. George B. De rarest were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Appleton in New
Mrs. J. Fred Pierson has arrived at Rose Law*
for the summer.
The arrivals at the Muenchinger King Cottaga to
day Include Colonel Edward De V. Morril, of Tor
resdale, Perm. ; Colonel Schuyler Crosby, Mr. and
Mrs. Gardiner Kellogg, Clark F. H. Baldwin and
C. Robinson, at New York.
THE PRESIDENT FARMING
Peary's Ship Expected to Visit
[Br Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Oyster Bay, July 2.— No visitors were received at
Sagamore Hill to-day, and the President spent a
good deal of his time with the farm hands in the
fields. The Sylph left her to-day for the Brook
lyn Navy Yard to take on coal, and the May
flower will sail on Monday for WMtestone Land-
Ing. As soon as she coals the Sylph will return
to Oyster Bay, and the Mayflower will be within
easy reach should the President or his family need
President Roosevelt will Tlslt Commander Peary's
Arctic exploring steamer, the Roosevelt, on Tues
day afternoon, if the plans of the Peary Arctic
Club are successful. It is the Intention of the club
to have the Roosevelt run into Oj'ster Bay on her
way from New York and salute the President. She
probably will anchor off shore near Sagamore Hill,
and, if the club can make the arrangement, the
President will go out and Inspect th« craft. The
President always has been a warm admirer of the
explorer, and is interested in his attempt to plant
the Stars and Stripea at the North Pole.
The President's neighbors are putting on a few
airs to-night over the fact that the Oyster Bay
uniformed police force went on duty to-day. The
"force" is "Fred" De Boesche, a husky, broad
shouldered man, who was recently employed at
the Long Island Railroad Station, and is believed
by the vilagers to be Just the sort of protection
they need. Justice Franklin swore De Boesche in
as a deputy sheriff, the town board provided his
uniform and revolver, and the sum total would do
credit to the best of General Blngham's "flnest."
As a handy adjunct to the "force" Oyster Bay has
a new cell, provided with stout Iron bars, in the
recently erected Town Hall. All the townspeople
are predicting that the new force will bring /v
lodger to the cell within a few days.
Commander Robert E. Peary has settled upon
Monday as the day his Arctic ship the Roosevelt
will start for Sydney, Cape Breton, where the ex
plorer himself will Join her, going there by train.
The Roosevelt will leave her berth at East 24th
street at 1 p. m. for City Island, with Commander
Peary on board. The afternoon will be spent in
adjusting tha ship's compass, after which she will
anchor for the night. In the morning the Roose
velt will steam for Oyster Bay, where she will be
inspected by the President.
Commander Peary will leave the Roosevelt after
the compass adjustment on Monday and return to
New York. He will go by train to Oyster Bay and
take luncheon with the President.
It is arranged that after the President has looked
over the ship and greeted the crew a Presidential
salute will be fired from the deck of the steamer
and the exploration party will get under way for
Sydney. Commander Peary will return to New
York and take a train for Sydney, where he will
take command of the expedition.
The appeal for reading matter to be used by the
crew during their long sojourn In the lea was re
sponded to most liberally, and throughout the day
many packages containing magazine* and books
were received on board.
KERMIT ROOSEVELT A CONTESTANT.
Rochester. July 2. — Kermit Roosev.lt. m,n i«f the
President, in a guest of Major \V. A Wa.lsworth
at Geneseo, N. Y. He arrived there to-<lay. and
on Saturday, July 4. will ts^e part In the annual
equestrian contest at Major Wadsworth's. a con
test that brings tosetlier many of the best New
York State horsemen.
Kermlt Roosevelt made a good record at last
year's games. Tho Rposevelts and Major WaAß
worth are on terms of Intimate friendship. Major
Wadsworth Is a cousin of ex-t'ongressmon James
STOPS SALE OF HISTORIC PROPERTY.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.
A<=l-.<*vllle. N. C. July 2.— On an affidavit pre
sented with a bill of complaint filed by Michael V.
Cunty. of Great Britain. Judge Prltchard granted a
temporary injunction to-day restraining Edmund
Kemble and John A. O'Connell from disposing of
valuable and historic property in Charleston. S. C,
and Baltimore, Including the historic St. Xavler.
at Charleston, under a will of conveyance made by
The complainant alleges that he is an heir of
O'Neill, and that when O'Neill made the will he
was Insane, Hearing- on the temporary Injunction
wu ■•; for July 11
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs ar« «x3«m
from Europe, on July 10. "**«•!
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Phlpps. of N>w Tork, »-^
to-day for the season. ™
Registered. at tho Casino to-day wer» Mr »
Mr-. Craig Biddle, Miss Panllne Robinson and )r?
Victor Sorchan. -_ ;5*
Miss Panllne Robinson Is th« anest of Mr «
Mrs. Harry P. Cross at Ptnard Cottage No. £,^
Th* engagement of Miss Elsa Putnam, or Bcrjs^
to Samuel Powell, of Newport, was announce* ;»
Newport to-day. " *
Mr. and Mr.' Augustus Jay and Miss C. Oaj«J
Jonas entertained with dinner parties this 9753,..
R. T. "Wilson Is expected at his summer taaL
here during the coming week. "~* '
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Murray, of X«w Tor*.
the ffuesta of Mr. Murray's parents. Mr. and Jfci
C. P. P. Gilbert returned from New York to^jw
for the week end.
Egerton L. Wlnthrop, Mr». Richard GnmbrtQ, 5.
and Mrs. William T. Bull and Roderick T»r.-7 ( X
returner! from New York this evening. 1
Woodbury Kean, brother of Senator John XaaJ
Is the guest of Sidney Webster.
Stanley D wight Is the guest of Mr. and jjj,
Hugh D. Auchincloss.
Mrs. Robert Bedgwlck ha» arrived for th« aeaa%!
Mr. and Mrs. Fordham C. Mahony are visitiM
J. H. Mahony.
IN THE EERKSHIRES.
[By Telegraph to The Tribunal
Lenox, July 2.— Most of the Lenox summer r?if. I
dents gathered in the Curtl3 Hotel this nornlaj
for the annual meeting of the Lenox Association
This society has In charge the care or the strea^
walk?, trees and shrubbery In this town. The pt!a»
clpal subject of discussion was the change ?Pan
street sr.rlnkllnsr to the use of oil on the higa»
ways. The society voted to offer $100 in prizes M
the Improvement of small places in the tov.-^. f^i
officers elected were: President. Mis 3 Nancy £
Wharton; vice-president. William D. Curtis; secre
tary, Mrs. Joseph W. Burden; treasurer. Murraj
A. Brown; directors. Dr. Henry P. Jaques. D^
Richard C. Greenleaf, Mrs. William Doug!a3 3ioa=»,
Mrs. Frank K. Stands, Mrs. John E. A ■xar.<Ja%
Grenvllle L. Winthrop. Miss Helolse Meyer. JCs S
Adele Kneeland. Thomas Shields Clarke. RicSarl
Goodman. Mrs. Robert Winthrop and M!s3 Anna 3.
Mr. and Mr». George E. Turnure gay» a maw
dinner entertainment at Beaapre to-night.
Mrs. Crarlos S. Mellen 13 entertaining her -otha%
Mrs. J. H. Livingston, and Miss Catherine Wilson I
at Council Hill, in Stockbrldge.
Richard A. Bowker has returned to Stockbrttjj j
from Yellowstone Park.
Mr. and Mrs. William Douglas Sloar.e arrived a: \
Elm Court at noon to-day. They are to hays a j
large hou?e party over the Fourth, including M-,
and Mrs. John H. Hammond. Mr. and Mrs. "•v.masl
B. Osgood Field. Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard and other
members of the Vanderbil: family.
George Westlrghouse arrived at ErskJr.e Park to.
night from New York.
Malcolm Mcßurney, son of Dr. and Mrs. Chartej
Mcßurney. will sail for Europe to-morrow. H»«S
enter the English gsif competitions. He la t&s
champion of the Berkshire Hills.
Senator and Mrs. X. B. Scott, of West Virginia,
were among the arrivals to-day at the Hctel A*>
Mrs. Churchill Satterlee gave a picnic a: EclHi
Lake this afternoon for a party of youn? people.
R. Suydarn Grant. C. M. Griffin, Mrs. Robert
Maclay. of New York; Mrs. Melville- D. Pest. o£
Philadelphia, and Charles M. Ffoulke, of Washing
ton, are In Lenox for the holiday.
Miss Helen Paris entertained at dinner to-night.
Richard Delafieid, Sf Tuxedo Park, has bought
the coach horses Electric Light and Flash Light,
of the Donnelly stock farm, for JIO.OOO.
FBESH AIR FVSD AID.
Relief for Five Children of Di*
It was necessary to give immediate relief yester
day to Sve children ■whose parents had teen dis
possessed in the upper East Side. The Tribtirn
Fresh Air Fund was applied to by a member o£
the Beekrr.an Hill Methodist Episcopal Church.
The three girls and two boys were -without food
and had no place to go.
It was an emergency case that demanded prompt 1
action. The nearest available home, that at Ard»
ley, was known to be nearly full. A telephony
message to Mr. Austin, the superintendent, brought
the reply that there was room for only three.
"But they must be taken in," said Mr. Austin,
"and I'll make room. Send them along ." And at
4:30 o'clock five well-fed youngsters were on the!?
way to the comforts of the Ardsley home. Ey th»
time their vacation comes to an end It '.3 be-;
lleved that their parents will be provided for.
Two regular parties were sent out yesterday.
The first went to Interlaken, Mass.. to St. Helen's
Home. Th!s consisted of fifty boys, most of them!
under ten years of age. The other party went to
Goshen. departing at 3 o'clock on the Chambers
street ferry. There were twenty-one In this party.
They came from the Presbyterian Hospital, visiting
nurses" department, and from Bellevue Hosplta^
Nurses accompanied them to the ferry, for thej;
were nearly all convalescents.
The boys carried neat blue tags, in which the!?;
clothing was tucked away. There were wan facea
in this group, but the boys were not inactive. They,
arrived at the ferryhouse rather early, and every,
boat that arrived they were sure was the boat for,
them, and each time ■ dash was made for the gataj
and each time the nurses gently held them bacltj
Many of the girls were cripples, and their faces ;j
were wan and pinched, but a caretaker said that mi
few days In the country would change alt this.
Among the girls were two whose mothers are so,]
ill In the hospital that they cannot give the least':
attention la their children. The nurse 3 were glad.'
to avail themselves of the Tribune Fresh Air Fund ]
opportunity to send the girls to the country.
These twenty-one children will have their outlay;
at a place between Gcshen and: MMdletown. TfcaJ
nurses, one from Ee'levue and one (I ■ the Pres
byterian Hospital, went all the way to the traia,.
so they might give whatever help was necessary,
before the youngsters were actually on the wa§J
with tin caretaker.
Mrs. Zophar Mills 13 <»
KUan Dudley. Klizabeth. N. J. : birthday money.. *•
FrirnJs of ;he children In Catsk.!::. X. V.. through
A. Booghl -l I I*"*I I *"*
"J. A .■■ through "Th* New York Observer" SJSJ
Miss Margaret A. Robinson I* j
Tompkina Atmum Congregational Church. Brook- ■ j
lyn; deacon's fund . <"!9 j
Miss Anna Barrows 3 ll *
Salmagundi Club, which Is compcs-il of members
of tht- Hißh School, of Prooklyn, X. V.. through
Marian C. Chase, treasurer T»
"C. ,•., • . IT." . »**
O»ora» W. Xaumburg »™
Walter W. Xaumbury * )J*
George F. Pentecost. ;:orthfieM. M.ti«s 1<?<?»
Mrs. San h J. Tibb;:!* Intervale. X. IT »«•
Previously acknawle »?,e<l 3.9»4 *H J
Total July 2. i:" JtUMtt
SECRETARY WILSON GOES WEST.
Washington. July 2.-St-oretary Wilson left her»
to-night for an extejdfd tour of the West In he te
terest of the work which the department 13 «*•;
ducting in that section of the country. The trtj
will be in the nature of a vacation, as the Secre
tary has been pretty closely conflned to his das*
for the last ten months. H» win stop at 7 ***
his lowa home, for a few days' rest. The Secrctarf
probably will be gone for more than a racati
Willis I>. Mocre. chief of the Weather Bureau]
will be Acting Secretary of Agriculture.
MRS. SAGE GIVES CHURCH $2,500.
[By Telegraph to Th» Tribunal
Sag Harbor. July 2.— The First Presbytsri"
Church her* has just received a check of &**
from Mrs. Russell Sase. who is now a gue«t «
General Slocura In hi 3 Hudson Valley hoci*. *■*
money will be used in repairing the church proT
erty. Mrs. Kussel! Sage expects to return to ' < *
Sag Harbor heme in a few days.
MRS. SAINT-GAUDENS IN PITTSBURO.'|
[By Telegraph to Tha Tribuna. J
Pittaburg. July 2.— Mrs. Augustas Salnt-G*3&*S
widow of the scurptor. arrived In Flttsburs
terday. ami la the guest of Mrs. C. L. Ma * < 3
Mrs. Salnt-Gaudens came to PUtsour:; to atteß»,
the unveiling el the memorial fountain to t.ie tit*
C. I* --agee. which was the last work executed Wj
her husband. The memorial, which was built ol
popular ■üb3Crtption, wIU b« unveil** on •*»* i» t>