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WEDNESDAY, JI'LY 8. 1908.
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THE WEWB THIS MORXIXG.
FOREIGX.-<Jerman cars won the first three
places in the automobile race for the Grand
p rix it Dieppe: the driver Cissac and his en
gineer were crushed to death under their car
afteV losing a tire: Straus, the driver of the
Thornas^ drove a plucky race, but was forced
to drop out after accidents. = The clamor
raised by certain London newspapers against
Admiral "Lord Charles Beresford was expected
Co force Rovernrnert action. ===== Prince H6IIe
de Sannand Mme. Anna Gould were married In
&ndon . == Port-au-Prince is Quiet and
business has been resumed, according >o a dis
natch from Minister Fan === Honduran
rebels, believed to have made an invasion* from
Salvador, captured the town of Gracias. about
twenty miles from the border of the latter -""V":
try J. A dispatch from Simla sa:d that
Sven Hedin. the .Swedish explorer, left Gartok.
in Tibet last November for Khotan, Chinese
Turk:- he expected to return to the Valley
of the Indus this summer.
DOMESTIC — The Democratic National Con
vention met at Denver, heard the speech of the
temporary chairman. Theodore A. BelL adopted
unanimous resolutions of respect to the mem
__ of G'o'ver Clewland and adjourned until
noon to-day. ===== The New York delegation to
the Democratic convention declared for a radi
cal platform, including the Gompers-Bryan
anti-injunction plank. = President Roosevelt
..... the Roosevelt and bade Commander
Peary and his polar crew godspeed. . „ . } "
t"en 'battleships of the Atlantic fleet [led from
Baa Francisco for Honolulu on the second "leg
... around the world: -... Nebraska was
detained at quarantine in San Francisco by an
outbreak of scarlet fever on board. A
movement teas started at Atlanta to erect a
monument to the late Joel Chandler Harris, to
be paid for by popular subscriptions from all
parts of the country. ===== The President direct
ed an inquiry into the protest of New Eng
land manufacturers that they were discrimi
nated against in the purchase of khaki uni
forms for the army. = The physicians at
tending Bishop Potter decided that he was
practically out of danger. - A New York
woman v.a? drowned in an Adirondack lake by
th«» capsizing of a canoe. '= The executive
committee of the Republican National Commit
tee will select a chairman at Hot Springs to-day.
= The soldiers at Pine Camp experienced
the hottest day of their stay.
CITY. — Stocks were firm and . more active.
■ Fifteen persons died from the heat, and
many others were prostrated. -- The funeral
of John G. Heckscher was held. - - Mr?.
Bchenck was a:: nt« I administratrix of her
•husband's estate without opposition. ■ It
was learned that employers in this city had
representatives in Denver to fight a radical in
junctton plank in the Democratic platform.
= Women chased a firebug who had applied
the torch to a crowded tenement house. . -
The Kings County Grand Jury began an Inves
tigation of the betting situation. ■ It was
said more realty deals In which individuals
profited off the city would be disclosed. ■
John W. Gates, before sailing for Europe, said
he expected a big improvement in business by
the fall of 1909. ===== Remarkable facts regard-
Ing the finances of the Central Park. North and
East River Railroad Company were brought out
at a hearing before the Public Service Com
mission : Construction of the footpaths on
the DC . Manhattan Bridge began, r ' ■ Those
of the managers of the runaway Goldsboro ex
pedition -remaining in captivity were brought to
the city to stand trial. . Harry W. Mack
defeated an effort in his district to Indorse ex-
Congressman Douglas for the Governorship.
■ Two women were nearly drowned in
Gravesend Bay. ===== The American Association
of Railway Accountants met at Atlantic City.
THE — Indications for to-day:
Showers and cooler. The temperature yester
day: Highest, 92 degrees: lowest. 76.
The fleet entered yesterday upon an entirely
new part of its cniise. Hitherto, though trav
ersing the waters of nine or ten different pow
ers, it has confined its excursion to the purely
American geographical system. At islroids or
on the mainland coast, in north temperate, tor
rid or south temperate zone, in the Atlantic or
in the Pacific, it has remained in the Western
Hemisphere and has clung to the Americas,
Xorth and South. Now; however, it leaves the
American geographical system, and before lons
will leave the Western Hemisphere. Thus It
will be "abroad" in a more special and em
phatic me than hitherto. It fa true that
at two of its stopping places, at least, it will
still be under the American flag, though far
from the American Continent. That will be
an Interesting reminder that America is much
more than an American power. Detached
islands in the .South Sea, and others essentially
belonging to the Asian system, are oars, bo
tint this country really ranks among the pow
ers of Asia.
Thus far the fleet has proceeded without any
mishap worthy of attention, and there is good
reason for expecting thai it will maintain that
gratifying experience throughout the remainder
of the voyage. There were some gloomy pre
dictions a year -or less ago that there would
be many accidents and perhaps disasters to
the vessels, and that we booM be uncommonly
lucky if we did not lose at least one or two
of the costly ships. There baa been not one
mishap of importance, but, on the contrary,
the fleet has won much admiration for the ex
cellence of its management. Nor can we an
ticipate the final return of the ships in a state
of dilapidation. Had they been lying in home
ports all the time they would doubtless have
needed boom overhauling and tuning up. and.
ofcocrse, the wear and tear of so unprece
dented and extraordinary a voyage as this must
ix- greater than that of ordinary service along
our coasts. Yet we shall not be surprised to
fcee the fleet get home, months hence, not only
with not a ship missing, but also with not one
disabled or 60 out of repair as to be unfit for
Disappointed, too. are the predictions of
diplomatic trouble. The progress, of the fleet
has attracted world-wide attention and baa
been discussed abroad more than many Amer
ican doings ar<'.< But we have seen no intima
tions that it is regarded anywhere with resent
meat, fear or irritation, or with any feelings
tarn* those of friendly interest. We venture to
believe that It will everywhere be welcomed
cordially, and that the prophecies of interna
tional unpleasantness will to the end prove as
falw as tho?e of material loss have thus far
1 'IE KIJMOCRAi.'C COXYE.\TIOS.
The Deawaatte National Convention whlcl I
met yesterday in I»enver will probably be re
membered as one of the tamest and most color
less gatherings in the history of the party.
. rati<' politicians dearly love a tight but
at Denver the materials and incentives for a
jrood family row have been sadly lacking. The
Democratic politicians are humbled and wary.
Most of them are glad to be allowed to live
and earn a modest livelihood; for between the
ereat dictator of Lincoln, Neb.— the man whom
one of them has just, peevishly described as
"the most impudent domineering, devastating
-ltoss the Democratic party has ever known" —
and the Democratic rank and file, to whom he
appeals over the heads of the smaller leaders,
these unlucky middlemen have been ground as
U-tween an upper and a nether millstone. If
they could have their own way they would
not nominate Mr. Bryan for President. But
at Itonver they are anxious only to avoid the
appearance of openly antagonizing Mr. Bryan's
leadership and policies, letting a politic "I dare
not" wait upon ■ valiant "I would," like the
poor cat in the adage.
There has l»een no Democratic National Con
vention in recent years at which the party
leaders have cut so poor a lisnire. The conven
tions of ISBO, 1884 and IS9<> gave .free play to
the leaders. In 1888 Mr. Cleveland was renoml
nated by acclamation because the Southern and
the western managers thought that in his tariff
message of ISB7 be had committed himself to
their radical policies. His renomination in
1802 was accomplished in the face of bitter op
position. Mr. Bryan was renominated in 10tx>
without a dissenting vote. But the convention
did not acknowledge his dictatorship, repudi
ated his candidate for Vice-President and came
near rejecting his demand that the free silver
coinage declaration of I«*3 should be reaf
firmed. In UKH Judge Parker was nominated
without difficulty, but a vigorous opposition
developed within the convention, and. winning
a victory in the resolutions committee, forced
him to "write his gold standard telegram and
thus created dissensions which helped to ag
gravate his defeat This year at Denver there
Ts no organized opposition to Bryan and Bry
anism. nor are there any leaders on the ground
who could take advantage of any spirit of
reunion if it did exist
Who are the Democratic "leaders" at Den
ver Benjamin F. Tillmnn, Joseph W. Bailey.
Charles A. Culberson. John Sharp Williams
and Isidor Bayner have absented themselves.
John W. Daniel, Thoma? B. Martin and F. M.
Simmons were elected delegates only after
their state conventions had rejected their lead
ership and tied them fast with instructions for
Bryan. Charles F. Murphy represents New
York- James ML Gmfcy, Pennsylvania: James
Smith New Jersey: Roger Sullivan. Illinois;
George Fred Williams. Massachusetts; Thomas
Taggart Indiana; Henry Watterson and J. W-
C Beckham, Kentucky, and Harvey C. Garber.
Ohio. Fred T. Dubois is the head of a con
testing delegation from Idaho, and Francis G.
Sewmnds heads the delegation from Nevada.
What a contrast this list presents with the
array of active, aggressive, militant politicians
who' used to make Democratic conventions a
gladiatorial arena in which real swords were
crossed and real issues were decided! No other
Democratic National Convention, we venture
to say, has contained so small a percentage as
does that at Denver of men equipped by polit
ical experience and talents to cope with na
tional issues and to make plans for the welfare
of a great national party.
This condition undoubtedly reflects the gen
eral condition of the Democracy. It is dwind
ling in vitality as well as in numbers, and its
leaders are becoming less potential and more
parochial. Mr. Bryan now so completely domi
nates the party as to dwarf all competition
and opposition. It has become his personal
asset, but he has also become Its only avail
able political asset.
A SAFE CAy DID ATE.
The minor Democratic bosses at Denver must
be wildly envious at the dexterity and good
fortune of the boss of the Socialist Labor party,
the Hon. Daniel De Leon. The Denver bosses
have a Presidential candidate on their hands.
They would not nominate him if they could
help it and they look forward with dread to
what he might do to them if he should happen
to be elected. Mr. De Leon is more resource
ful He has conceived the idea of nominating
for President a man who. even if elected, can
never hope to fill the office for two good and
sufficient reasons. In the first place he Is re
ported to be under the constitutional age. and
in the second h* is serving a twenty-five years'
sentence for manslaughter in a Nevada jail.
There are other Democratic leaders at Den
ver besides Colonel •■Jim" Guffey who devoutly
wi<h that Mr. Bryan were somewhere safely
under detention and restraint. Then they could
nominate him with impunity and take no risks
of future snubs or edicts of excommunication.
But fate is hard. Their destined candidate
does not need to ask for a ticket of leave. In
Mr. Bryan's case —
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage.
News of the Hon. Daniel De Leon's coup
must have excited both admiration and envy in
many a troubled l»reast at Denver.
THE PER* IAX CONFLICT.
The struggle in Persia resembles that which
baa for a longer time been proceeding in Rus
sU in that it is between progress and reaction,
between constitntlonaHian and autocracy. Per
haps it is even more merited in Persia than to
Russia for the autocracy of the Shah has hith
erto been at least as absolute as that of the
(z:ir _l /ir ,l Canon likened his tone toward his
subjects to that which Darius or Artaxerxea
migbi have employed— while the constitution
whi.h has been granted, and which the Persians
are trying Do establish, is. on the whole, more
liberal and advanced than that of Russia. The
likeness between the two has been heightened
by the organization of massacres and by the
■li-missal of the parliament and the ordering of
There is a marked difference between the two
cases, however, In this, that, while in Russia
the Tzar professedly, and we may believe
really, favors the cause of progress and con
stitutionalism, in Persia the Shah is bitterly
hostile to it. of coarse, Nicholas II might be
expected to stand by the system of his own cre
ation. But Mohammed All Una did not grant
the constitution. That act was done by his
father in the last year of his life, and was *t
the time opposed by the crown prince, although
be did sign the document Now that Mohammed
has succeeded tn the throne, he does not venture
to abrogate Jhe '.institution which he swore to
maintain, but be Improves every opportunity of
snowing his detestation <>f it and of making its
workings as difficult as in.ssible.
It is B reasonable presumption that lie has
dissolved the parliament and has ordered elec
tions in the hope that the new body will be
more pliant to his will than the old one has
shown Itself to be. That plan was tried In
Russia without noteworthy success, and it may
be doubted whether it will succeed better in
Persia. The people of the latter countrj are
wide awake apd lutellißViit and are post 1n
... :i etftablishii g the constitutional system.
They have, inoreoter, the Unportani aid of the
moilabs or priests, who are particularly Influen
tial and who are nearly al) earnest oooatita-
Hftnalfatff EstimaU-s of Mohammed Ali Mirza
differ, some regarding him as a weak prince, and
Otfcscs insisting that he inherits a Jarge part of
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY. JULY 8, 1908
his famous frrandfnthers strength rd will. How
ever thnt may be, It seems scarcely possible thst
ho will succeed !n subjecting <■&* nation to his
.lutocracy. The new parliament may be a little
different In composition from the old, but it will
r, o t :!*?ent to abrogation of the constitution.
DEMOCRACY AXD EDUCATION.
If. ns one report runs, some of the students at
the New York University summer school con
strued Dr. Andrew S. Draper's remarks on the
educational situation as a bold attack upon de
mocracy, the incident affords only another illus
tration of the very evil which the State Com
missioner of Education depl.ires. The "undemo
datic" view taken by Dr. Draper last Monday
h:is. ta be sure, superficially a certain un-Amer
ican atmosphere. He said:
In foreign countries boys expect to follow
their fathers, and are expected to stay in the
class where they begin. Hero all are encour
aged to move out of their class and do a more
intellectual kind of work than their fathers did.
In other words, our educational system, acting
upon our national temperaments, often leads
children into mischief. It often encourages
ihem to undertake things for sn Hich they are
This is no brief ngninst ambition. But it Is
a wise criticism of the fill too pievalent ten
dency to infer, from the supposed superiority
of intellectual labor, the moral necessity of se
curing an armchair job. This fallacy Bends
hundreds of young men and women to college,
there to be educated beyond their Intelligence
or — worse yet — away from their gifts. It breeds
lv school children a scorn of trades and has
doubtless hindered the upbuilding of a sensible
system of industrial education in this country.
It has raised up a host of persons who, without
special love or aptitude for the work, gladly
teach school at painfully low wages. It has led
a society of Boston stenographers to post on the
door of a dance hall which they patronize "No
Servant Girls Wanted." It Is one of the many
forces which, to speak in terms of exaggeration.
are bringing the country to the pass where there
will bo a lawyer for every client, a physician
for every patient, and a private secretary. lKok
keeper or office man for every room in every
Instead of attacking democracy Dr. Draper
assails the intellectual caste system which, po
tentially at least, is a menace to the prosperity
of the country, if not also to our national insti
Hot weather and sleepless; nights drive a man
— to invention, sometimes. So It is not surpris
ing that this protracted period of high tempera
ture has inspired an idea of a house always
cool, a breeze in every room. The originator
having recently had, like most men. unusual
opportunities for studying the revolving fan. and
being filled with admiration of its capabilities,
was struck with the thought that Instead of
living in front of one and reinforcing its cool
ing drafts with other cooling drafts, he would
be happier if he could live in one. Why not
build a house on the principle of a revolving
fan, and then live in the very centre of that
aerial commotion which its rotation produces?
Happy thought! A breeze in every room and
every room in a breeze! Who would not be glad
to have had that inspiration on one of these hot
days? The very contemplation of it reduces the
temperature and makes existence endurable,
like a promise of thunder showers in the
As a mental relief from heat the planning of
a rotary house should be almost as effective as
giving money to a Peary polar expedition. But
on reflection we had rather think about a re
volving house than live in one. It reminds us
of the Purple Cow— we'd rather see than be
one. It is too revolutionary, much too revolu
tionary-. Fancy the difficulty of entering a re
volving house, through a revolving door — every
one ha? had a foretaste of the trouble — when
revolving something in jour mind I Who would
think of attempting it? No, it were better far
to sit before a revolving fan, an electric button
within reach, and revolve a revolving house in
mind than to venture into the contraption and
participate in the revolution.
CHAMPIOVB OF MEDICAL RESEARCH.
Under the conviction that medical progress
would be seriously hampered if experiments on
animals should be prohibited, more than a thou
sand men and women in England have just or
ganized a society the object of which Is to make
public their side of the case. Its members are
not drawn exclusively from the ranks of the
medical profession. Many of them come from
other departments of activity, and more than a
few are reported to be nssociated with move
ments for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
At the head of the organization is Lord Cramer.
Th«» statesman whose eminent administrative
service in Egypt, covering a quarter of a cen
tury, ended last year.
In a letter to the press Lord Cromer refers to
the testimony taken a few years ago before the
Koyal Commission on Vivisection. This, he af
firms, shows that the experiments in question
"are conducted with proper care, and that the
"amount of pain or discomfort inflicted is lnsig
"nificant compared with the great gain to
"knowledge." He adds that "the Research De
fence Society." the newly formed association,
will try to make it clear that those who carr>
on the Investigations under discussion are "not
less humane than their fellow countrymen."
The campaign of education which it Is proposed
to conduct has already opened with the publica
tion of two pamphlets. One contains the testi
mony of Lord Jurstfe Fletcher Moulton before
the Royal Commission on Vivisection. The
other describes one of the specific instances
in which vivisection has led to results (ft great
value. Colonel David Bruce tells the sto.ry, and
the scene is laid in Malta.
For many years a mysterious ferer distressed
the British garrison on the island. So great
were its ravages that hundreds of officers and
soldiers were sent home annually on sick leavo.
Sanitary improvements did no good, and the
search for a dew to the mischief long remained
fruitless. At length by experiments on animals
a body of experts selected by the royal society
determined that the fever was due to microbes
se<reted In goats' milk, an article largely con
sumed in Malta. Thereupon the proper steps
to check the use of Infected milk were taken,
and the result was marvellous. In 1OO."» the
number of cases reported was 64.?. Two years
later it was only seveD '.
The further presentation of facts and argu
ments by the Research Defence Society will be
awaited with lively Interest on both sides of the
Atlantic. That the practice of vivisection ha*
been attended with occasional abuses ran hardly
be questioned. That such abuses should be
prevented is equally beyond doubt. So great an
outcry has been raised over this one phase of
the subject, however, that there has been dan
ger that the real benefits secured would not be
recognized. For a long time the public has
heard little except criticism of vivisection. It
is to be congratulated, therefore, on the oppor
tunity to listen to the other side of the case.
The defence has been opened in a particularly
dignified, courteous and able manner, whi<-h
cannot fail to make r.n excellent impression on
LIBERTY T.Sr. LICEXBE.
Liberty I s » word <>f such graceful propor
tions, and Ms ftccents fall so harmoniously upon
the sensitive eardrums of humanity, that then
is ii disposition to accept the word at its face
value and In its liiglust sense without any
effort to determine if the zeal of the user of
it has not led him to confuse its meaning with
that of license. The complaint that liberty may
1h» prostituted to base uses is at least as old
as the French Involution, and the disposition
tr» commit crimes in its nnme does not seem
to grow less with the passing of the years.
If all human beings were ideally constituted,
a condition under which all could enjoy per
sonal liberty would, like other Utopian schemes
based on a "high ideal, meet with universal ap
proval, but so tong as the first and last in
stinct of the individual is sflf. and most of the
Intermediate rnuiincations lead in the same
direction, it is necessary for the majority to
exercise a little gentle but tirm restraint on
the minority, for personal liberty, in Its per
verted Fonse, may be held to mean the blow
ing up of tenement houses and wrecking of
trains no less than the buying of drinks at a
bar on Sunday or the placing of bets at a
But if the Personal Liberty "League, srbosc
latest achievement has beca to champion the
racing men in the tight between their inter
ests, or. rather, the gambling interests which
have gathered about the racetrack, and a
strong public sentiment which demanded the
abolition of this impetus to the improvement
of the breed of horses, had set out deliberately
to make itself ridiculous it could hardly have
adopted any means more likely to bring about
that result than its action in protesting against
the order from the Police Department which
resulted in a number of arrests in Prospect
Park a few days ago of persons whose ideas
of personal liberty led them totally to disre
gard the rights of the public.
It is said that during the last few days
agents of the league hare been working In
the East Side section of Manhattan, the home
of most of the persons arrested In Prospect
Park for violation of its rules, seeking to secure
signatures to a protest against the police of
Brooklyn for the conscientious performance of
an unpleasant duty which has been somewhat
neglected in the past If this is the case and
if there is any connection between the individ
uals engaged "in aiding and abetting those who
desire to make nuisances of themselves in pub
lic park" and deprive respectable persons of
their rights in these places and the gentlemen
whose antagonism to the Agnew-Hart law has
inspired them to make use of the Personal Lib
erty league, and if the organization is to con
tinue its activities along the same lines. It will
not take long to alienate from it any sympathy
now existing among those who are not disposed
to regard as highly criminal the act of guess
in- with money on the results of a horse race.
The Personal Liberty League seems to be get
tirtc into bad company.
Colonel "Jim" Guffey wants the Democratic
party to understand that in him it has enter
tained an 'angel," but not an angel unawares.
In New Tork the free and easy delegates to
the Socialist Labor convention nominate a con
vict for the Presidency. Out in Denver it is the
delegates who are shackled and the nominee
who remains at large.
In his address on Monday to the teachers
Dr. Draper, Commissioner of Education, said:
I think we make a mistake in telling the child
Dr Draper migrht have Illustrated his point
by a reference to Mr. Bryan. Think what the
country might have been spared had an honest,
outspoken pedagogue told the young William
Jennings Just what his chances of becoming
One of New York's many candidates for Vice
president at Denver says that he wants to be
nominated so that the newspapers will have to
print all his speeches. If there are any friends
and well-wishers of the newspaper reading pub
lic in the national convention he will not get
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
According to an observing coin collector, suDer-
Etltlous persons who believe in the "thirteen" hoo
doo should have nothing to do with a quarter
dollar, for the unlucky thirteen Is much In evi
dence on the coins of that denomination. He has
noted that ori the face of the coin there are thir
teen stars, and If It happens to bear the date 1903
those figures total thirteen. On the reverse side
there are thirteen stars above the eagle, thirteen
letters in the words "E Plurtbus I'num." which
appear on the scroll held In the eagSe's beak: thir
teen horizontal bars on the shield, thirteen arrow
heads held In one claw, while the branch held in
the other claw has Just thirteen leaves, and the
letters of the name, "quarter dollar" at the bottom
count up thirteen. Some future President, says
"The Philadelphia Record," may take it upon him
self to alter the design of the coin, but this Is not
at all likely, for there Is good reason for the de
sign embodying thirteen articles so freauently. to
.asmu^h as the states which originally composed
the Union were thirteen in number.
A chap may have a touring car
Of sixty horse or so.
And scorn to hire a French chauffeur
To make the critter go.
Yet. though it be a boundless Joy
To chauff your own machine,
Me I'or a cjuiet seat with her.
Right back in the limousine.
Chicago recently launched a flreboat which the
city proudly believes to be the most up-to-date
craft of its kind in the world. She Is the first
floating fire fighter to be propelled by electricity,
and is to be equipped with turbine pumps capable
of throwing 45.000 gallons a minute. The nozzles
and standpipes will be ranged about the centro of
the craft, fourteen feet from the deck. This is
to prevent the handicap experienced on the old
boats, where the hose connections are on the fore
castle and near the stern, hard to use \rhen Oghtins
a blaze close to a dock. Another innovation is the
use of "spuds." or lon«r legs running down to the
bottom of the river, such as can be seen at any
time on a dredge. By their use the boat can be
moored in the middle of the river, while her enttoa
crew give^ attention exclusively to drowning ou*
ii blaze on shor« .
"In order to succeed in life." said the experience.!
person, "you must nut be afraid to make enemies."
"Then." answered the tractable youth, "you
would probably advise me to put in some time as
a baseball umpire."— Washington Star.
A Berlin paper, quoting "Nature," says that
New York is "the third German city in the world
in point of population. "With its 650.000 Germans
it is exceeded In size only by Berlin, which has
about 2.000.000. and by Hamburg, which has 730,
000. The other large German cities are Munich,
520.000, and Dresden, 500,000." This article was
called to the attention of Dr. Maurice Baumfeld.
the director of the new German theatre in New
York, by a. Vienna reporter, who wondered how
one theatre^could supply the demands of so large
a population. "Up to this time," said Dr. Baum
feld, "one first class theaTe has been enough.
This may have been partly due to the fact that
the young people are not sufficiently Interested in
the language of their parents, but it was certainly
largely owing to the location of the theatre. My
house will be In the residence district, where
there never was a German theatre before, and I
hope when I come here again I will be able to
say to you that one German theatre is no longer
sufficient for the third German city in the world."
A smart Irishman was leaning against a post
when a funeral procession passed. "Who's dead?"
some one asked.
"I don't know," answered the Irishman, "but I
presume it's the gentleman in the coffin."—
The era of C , "clubless cop" has dawned for
Chicago. The Toledo idea— advocated by the late
Mayor Sam Jont-s — that policemen do not need to
be armed with clubs and revolvers and things of
that sort is being tried in Chicago. This applies,
however, only to the traffic squad of three hundred
and fifty men, who, like New York's crosatag
guardians, really have no use for police heavy
Hobo— Durin' >'er afternoon nap, Willie, you wuz
snillin' an' cooln' like a free-moßf s-old baby.
His Pal— No wonder! 1 wux dreamin' 1 had a
>ob «• demonstrator far a brew'r/i— Put**
About People and Social Incidei
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Colonel John Jacob Astor. accomr.anled by his
son Vincent, sailed for Europe yesterday on boar.l
th- Kronpiinzeosln Cecllle. Thoy will Join Mrs.
Astor. who has been abroad for several weeks. In
London, where she has been spending the season.
Mr and Mrs. George W. Vandorbilt are expected
to arrive in town to-day from BUtmore. N. C. and
to sail immediately for Europe to spend several
Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. La Monta«ne. who are
spending the summer at Bar Harbor, on their re
turn to town in the fall will occupy the house at
Xo. 26 East Mth street.
F Augustus Schermerhom has arrived in town
from Lenox, where he has spent the last few days.
He has had his yacht Free mr.ee placed in com
mission for a cruise alonsr th- New England coast.
Mr and Mrs. George T. Maxwell, vho were th
guest- of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Astor Bristed over
the Fourth, have returned to their summer home- at
Colonel and Mrs. Robert M Thompson and their
daughter. Mrs. Stephen H. P. Pell, who arrived In
their yaoht Mlneola at Vancouver. B. C. on Mon
( ,av, are due here on Friday. Colonel and Mrs^
Thompson left here last fall on their trip around
the world and were Joined at Manila by Mrs. FeL
Colonel ar.4 Mrs. Thompson will spend the summer
at Southampton, Long Island.
Mr and Mrs J Searle Barclay. Jr., have returned
to town from Atlantic City and are staying at .he
Hotel Wolcott for a few days be'ore going to their
country home at Westbury. Long Island.
Dr and Mrs. Peter B. Wycioff left town yes
terday for Southampton. Long Island, where tney
will pass the eeason.
Mr and Mrs. B. Ogden Chisolm. of East 39th
street, have gone to New London, Conn., for the
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm D. Whitman are among
the recent arrivals at Seabright, X J.
Mrs. Clarence A. Postley, Sterling Postley and
Mr. and Mrs. Rose Ambler Oirran -ailed for
Miss Louise Freeman, daugnter of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Freeman, was married at Morrtstown. N. J .
yesterday to Walter Brooks MiCormlck. of Chicago,
in the Church of the Redeemer, which was decorates
entirely In green, with maidenhair fern, aspara
gus fern and palms. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. William M. Hughes, and afterward
there was a large reception at Ridge wood Park.
the country home of the Drlde's parents. The
bride, who was given away by her father, was In
a princess gown of white chiffon, trimmed wit*
lace, and she carried a bouquet of orchids. Mrs.
George C. Tuttle as her sister's matron of honor
and the bridesmaids wer» Miss Beatrice Bill, of
Springfield. Mas?.: Miss Adele Carpenter, of this
city, and Miss Eleanor Whitney and Miss Nina
Chisolm, of Morrlstow.i. They were all dressed
in pale green chiffon over white satin, and wore
hats of black Neapolitan straw, with large plumes,
and carried bouquets of orchids.
Chauncey McCormick. of Baltimore, was the best
man. and the ushers were William Blair, of Chi
cago: Walter B. Brooka, of Baltimore; R. J. Mc-
Cormick, of Chicago: B. 3. Johnson, of this city,
and S. Harold Freeman and Southgate B. Freeman,
brothers of the bride. After their wedding trip
Mr. and Mrs. McCormick will make their home in
the West. Among those Invited to the wedding
were Mr. and Mrs. Gustav E- Kissel, Mr. and Mrs.
George G. Frellnghuysen. Alfred R. "Whitney, the
Misses Whitney. Mr. and Mrs. B. Ogden Chisolm.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Nicoll. Dr. and Mrs.
Francis P. Klnnlcutt, Mr. and Mr». W. S. Mc-
Cormick. Mrs. Cyrus McCormick and Mr. and Mrs.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[By TfiegTaph to Th« Tribune.]
Newport, R. 1.. July 7.— lt la not likely that the
New Cliffs Hotel, which was destroyed by fire a
short time ago. will be rebuilt. The estate is op
posite that of Dr. R. V. Mattlson. of Philadelphia,
and It is understood that he would like to purchase
It. so that he might have an unobstructed view of
the ocean from hia summer home.
A DINNER AT DORCHHSTEE HOUSE.
Nearly a Thousand Guesta Attend Reception
to Meet Bishops.
London, July 7.— Ambassador and Mrs. Reid save
a dinner at Dorchester House to-night, followed
by a reception to meet the American bishops at
tending the Lambeth conference. There were
nearly one thousand quests at the reception, and
they Included the British colonial bishops, the dip
lomatic corpe. the membtn of the Cabinet and
English and American friends of Mr. and Mrs.
The ambassador and his wife received their
guests at the head of the stairway, which was
decorated with pale pink Rambler ro«*s, In har
mony with the hall.
Among the guests at the dinner were Count
Wolff-Metternich. th« German Ambassador, and
Countess Wolff-Metternlch: Seftor Covarrubias. the
Mexican Minister, and Seflora Covarrubias; the
Duke and Duchess of Somerset, the BUhop of Lon
don the Bishop of Massachusetts and his wife, the
Bishop of Ohio and his wife, the Blshcp ot Al
bany the Bishop of Plttsburg and his wife, the
Bishop of Missouri, the Bishop of Virginia, Mr.
and Mrs. Bradley Martin. Mr. and Mr?. I. Town
send Burden. Mrs. J. C. Harnman, Mr*. Cooper
Hewitt and Mrs. J. J. McCook^
MRS. JAMES E. MARTIN. SR. WEDS.
Great Neck, Long Island, July 7 (SpeclaH —
Mrs James E. Martin, sr., and Dr. Preston Pope
Satterwhite, of Manhattan, were married at noon
to-day at the country seat of Mrs. Martin, near
this village, by the Rev. Klrkland Huske. of All
Souls' Church. Great Neck. The wedding was
quiet, owing to the recent death of James E. Mar
tin jr the bride's son. In Franc*. Only the Im
mediate Maria and relatives of both parties were
present Mr. and Mrs. Sutterwhit* have departed
for a cruise along the New England coast in their
WEDDINGS PAST AND TO COME.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baylies Clark, of No. 19
WVst 126 th street, announce the fngagement of
their daughter Gladys to Theodore Newland Rip
son, of New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Clark and
family are spending the summer at Bellmore. Long
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.' 1
Boston, July 7.— The postponed marriage of Paul
Bellamy, a newspaper man of Cleveland, to Mar
guerite S. Stark, of Dorchester, took place In St.
Stephen's Church here to-night. The wedding waa
to have taken place In June, but Mr. Bellamy, who
Is well known in newspaper circles in the middle
West, was then HI with typhotfi fever. The Rev.
Fills Bishop performed the ceremony, and Harold
Monasmlth. of Cleveland, acted a» best im The
maid of honor was Mildred StSrk. of Dorchester,
a cousin of the bride. Following the wedding
ceremony a reception wm held at the brides
home No 252 Savin Hill avenue. Dorchester. Mr.
and Mrs. Bellamy will spend their honeymoon tn
Maine and then go to Cleveland to live.
JAMES SPEYER GIVES $5,000.
James Speyer, treasurer of the University Set
tlement. It was announced ysterday. contributed
$5,000 to the Institution for the addition of six
teen shower bfcths to Its bathing establishment.
The extension was ordered by Robert I. Cuthbert,
one of Its members, and It was carried to Its com
j.l^tli'n und*-r his supervision.
MONUMENT TO JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS.
Atlanta, July ".—A meeting has been called .la
the City Hall for to-morrow to organise a national
movement for the erection of a monument to the
late Joel Chandler Harrrs. It Is proposed to call
for subscriptions from all parts of the United
States, and an appeal will b« prepared for general
circulation . >•»
Mr* Benjamin F. Clyd». cf Brya Ma»r i
rived for the season at Derham cottaae. •* **»
R. B. Noyes, of Porto Rico, and jJr* *.
Gambrlll. were registered at the N-w^^**
to-day. \ <S
Plans are being made for th* first -*|, ,^ ■■
and bridge party at the Casino on th« aftwlwl
July 13- Mrs. Barger Wailacb Is beln» aa2S
Willing Spencer. Craig Biddle and Harold?"
in arranging the details. i
The principal feature In social circles to-a^
will be the lawn fete to be given at OakJaii?
the Portsmouth home of Alfred G. Vasfc^n,*^
the benefit of St. Marys Church. ~^'
James J. Van A Jen has ended his r!»<» .„
time being and has gone back to <>nata,
possible that he will visit Newport a?ala ws|
returns to Europe. It Is understood that i?)
tends to opei^tuahton Hall, his home « o»J
shire, England. "^
Mr. and Mrs. Torrey. who have been t> 9 r
of their daughter. Mrs- Ei*wanS J. Emrt^"^
now visiting in Boston. 1
Colonel and Mrs. Edward De V. Xonwi «J
spend the latter part of the season tn Se*^
Horace Binney. of New York, Is th- Rat
sister. Mrs. Samuel Powel. *
R. L. Beeckman and Amos Tuck French hari.
turned from New York-
Mrs. J. R- Busk gave a luncheon party thJi^
noon at Indian Spring, and Mrs. R. L Gsa^
entertained at dinner to-ni*ht. 4
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stevens, of BeraaaW
N. J., who occupied Edgevllle, the sammariS
of Mrs. H. B. Duryea last season, bars m,
taken the estate for the present season.
Mrs. William Grosvenor will entertain at tae*,
Mrs. Frances Redmond, of New York, at •
and Mrs. Edwin Chapin. of Long Island, yep*,
Mrs, Julia H Eldrldge has given her ««■*,
Ochre Point to her children. Louise 0. Bvn|
Grace P. Eldridge and Dudley G. and Do^,,
E CapS*n and Mrs. Philip M. Lyd! X hare asssaq
a dinner party for Saturday night.
Mrs. Benjamin C. Potter and Miss Ba-w, ,
New Yo.k. are the gue.-ta of Mr. and Sirs, la
Oscar "5. Straus. Secretary of Commerce vi j
bor. and Mrs. Straus, are here on the itattSi
IN THE BERKSHIRES.
[By Telegraph to The Trlbcse-l
Plttsneld. Mass.. July 7.-Ther, has not la*,
single prostration by heat In the Berkshire* *
the nights are cool and refreshing Motor!*.*
chief Susement, and the road., are at their M
Mrs Edwin G. Rice. Miss Eleanor Rodzaa c
John 'a. McCreery have been elected the Can
committee at StockbrKSge. " and r.av* *««•«,
tennis tournament to begin o'i Ju.y l>-
D O. Sprague. of the New Tort ■ tsftM rfKa
has' arrived at Hotel Aspinwal!.
W James Mac Nab. of Washington, and Mr.' si
Mrs." F. G. Gorham, off^ New York, are at *««
Hall, In Stockbridge.
W E. Edminster of Brooklyn, has -.--red a pr*
for 'a golf tournament at the Country Osh
Plttsneld on Saturday. .
Mrs James B. Ludlow entertained at bmdai
to-day. Her guests included Mrs. "J?**
Mrs Robert Wood worth. Mrs. Hamilton F*jb See
Mrs. M. Dwight Collier, Miss Emily BUMt a
Miss Kate Gar*.
Mrs Clay Chamberlain, of Richmond, is U
Mrs. Richard S. Dana, at Birrhwood Terrace.
Miss Ethel F. Folsom has departed for H
Wlngate. New Mexico, where she wtfl visit a
sister and brother-in-law. Captain and Mrs. Sjto
Mr?. Henry W. Bishop entertained at dinner a
night at her country place In P'.ttaflalu,
George Pollock has gone to Newport.
George F. Perkins, who 13 .pending the mm
at his country place, Brookslde. was tiirowa tn
a carriage yesterday. One rib was broke* ail
limb badly bruised.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Woodward and family. *
have been at Eden Hill. In StockbrWje, we I
parting to-morrow for Jamestown. R. L
Richard Gam brill, who has been wlti Mrs. ft
roll Jackson, went to-day to Newport.
Colonel and Mrs. Thomaj W. Syras, of Wai
ington, and Mr", and Mrs. C. J. J. Carter, of |
York, are at the Asp in wall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Alfonso Sterns. Miss Stena
New York, and Mr. and Mrs W. P. Eger. of Si
Jersey, are at the Haplew • In Plttsfleld.
NOT $1 A WOED.
Denial That Publishers Have Offered It 'A
President's African Stories.
Oyster Bay. July T.— President Rocsevelt ci
Robert Bridges, of "Scribner's Hagaßtß*" •»•
talked over the publication of the stories the ?»■
ldent Intends to write on his ÜB«ria! M 'a A£2*
when he roea there to hunt jig gam* next I«
Mr. Bridge's visit rev'- the story that CM &*
dent had been offered "over r a word." IMP**
at the executive office* brought forth an attic- 1
tatlve and emphatic denial of the report. It «•
also stated that the President had mad- bo «•
tract with publishers for the netoaiva rlgfi* M
publish his stories. Mr Lceb said that no*
prices as nave been reported had been offers! 3
SENOR ABIAS'S RESIGSATIOS.
Reason for Withdrawal — Alfaro X*>
Panama, July 7.-Seflor ■fear* Arias, w!»£
signed yesterday as Secretary ot Foreign. Bu
ttons, said to-day: J
"The reasons for my resignation as Secre ; s: * ie
the same as those which prompted oy r«at «■»■■
as candidate for the Presidency, a desire **
union of th- political parties, so that pear* =*
prevail in the republic an.i intervention EX
United States be avoided." H
It Is believed In political circles here Cat *£
Arias Intends to withdraw completely 0 " 5 ps-*;
life for a time at least. „
Horacio Alfaro, a young lawyer. «rl»° c^~*Tj
cently lived la Colombia, was to-day SPP" 1^
Secretary of Foreign Relations.
FUNERAL OF JOHN G. HECKSChHH.^
The funeral of John Gerard HedodMS «•
the founders of the Coney Istar.d Jockey CTA^
an organizer of the ' National Horse She*. •*
died on Saturday at his home. Xo. 13 We- -|
street, was held yesterday in Trinity Ctap£
street, near Broadway. The Rev. Dr. Alea K-=^
assistant rector of the church, officiated _
burial was in the family vault Si Green "oo<! <• -
tery- labs *
Among those at the services were Mr* 1< Z*^
Heckscher. her two daughters. Mrs. 6* ol ** %».
Clellan. wife of the Mayor; Mrs. Egerton I; (*
throp. jr.. wife of the president, of tie *22
Education: his three sisters. Mrs. A. B. J* -
Mrs. John C. "Wilmerdir.g and Mrs. Step" 3 m
Rensselaer. Philip M. Lydig. Mr, and Mr*
Van Rensselaer. John C. Wilnaer«nSi^2
Mathllde Van Ren^oelaer, John P- <*« .\-g*
Mayor McClellan. E. L. Wnthrop. Jr.. *"^^3
B. de Sanlles. Members of the *»rl<n» s
tlons of which Mr. Heckscher was a UII— ""V3
also present. Schuyler L. Parsons and ( *TS
Fellowe* represented the Brooklyn Jockey *-"■
the Coney Island Jockey Club.
NEW SUPT. OF FOREIGN M^ !^ji.
Washington. July 7.— Basil Miles. of *^^d
vanla. formerly assistant secretary of Z6",.^Z 6 ",.^ i
can Embassy at Berlin, ha» accepted O»W^^
superintendent of foreign malls of *** .*£o-
Department, to succeed X. M. Brook*. *2
become* effectlva on September X.
VISIT OF PHILIPPINE COMMISSION^
San Francis*©. July 7.— Collector « C3CS I
Stratton received a letter from As9ls . t *l la
State* Treasurer Reynold* yesterday in^JV:
of the Intended visit to this country <* ,*•***
eron Forbes and Jos« a •!« Urturrfa**.
of the Philippine Commission. They are
to arrive on July 13.
ALGERNON SARTORIS APPO jf^r>
Washington. July 7.— Algernon 3arto-A **"
eon of President Grant, baa been *' H> ° irsfl^ *
tary of legation at Guatemala. vie* v..~~ r^i