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SUNDAY, APRIL 4. 1909
Thi* newspaper is otcned end published f>!/
The Tribune Association, a yew York corpora
tion; office end principal place of business.
Trihune Building. Xo. 15$ Xassau street. *<*ic
Tork; Off den Mills, pre*id**t; James M. Bar
rett secretary and treasurer. The address of
the offlrrre is the office of this newspaper.
THE KEW9 THIS ifORY/VO-
' CONGRESS.— The* Senate was not in sesslon.
r-^r -^ House: Debate on the tariff bill con
"tlnued.
FOREIGN"-— A mass meeting of French gov
«rnment employes and civil servants was held
st Paris and. after a riotous session, ejected tlu
conservative faction and voted a right to strike
and fusion ivlth the General Confederation of.
Workmen. = Th«j Tribune's correspondent in
lx>ndon says that there are indications of a com
promise In the ministry on Mr. Lloyd-George s
budget proposals, and that a businesslike meas
ure probably will defer a general election until
1910 or 1911. ===== The naval alarm In England
Is subsiding, and a saner view is taken of Anglo-
German relations. ===== The committee of the
French Senate which is t<> consider the income
"tax bill is strongly opposed to the measure. — —•
Vlce-Admiral Pascual Cervera. who commanded
the Fpanish fieet in the battle of Santiago, died
- at Puerto Real. ===== The BBats-Sbeßay Me
morial House was opened In the Piazza di Spag
na. in Rome: King Victor Emmanuel, the Amer
ican and British ambassadors. Mrs. E. A. Mac-
X>owell and Arthur Severn were among those
■w-ho attended the ceremony. ===== Kx-President
Roosevelt is expected in Naples early to-mor
row; the shortness of h'.s ptay there has mane
necessary the curtailment of the entertainment
programme. ». ---.
DOMESTIC— Ths President and the Vice-
President defeated General Edwards and Cap
tain Butt at eoli on the Chevy Chaaa links. i
An eftVrt has been begun In Washington to
hay* the government recall 528.000,000 distrib
. uted among the states about three-quarters of a
century ago. ===== Important appointments and
changes in police were decided upon at a meet
inc of the trustees of Cornell University, at
- Ithac*. - — ~ — The scout cruisers rhester. Bir
mingham and Salem left: Newport, R- 1., on a
■SSBT asora* coal test. —— Speaker James 'W.
"W^dsft-orth of the state Assembly *xpre<sed the
fceJief /Lt 'Albany that .the bill embodying Gov
ernor Hughcs's recommendation to- g'.xe the
Public. Service commissions jurisdiction over
. telegraplTarici telephonV-cpfnpanies. would pas 3
' the Assembly.*i==== A flre In Fort Worth. Tex.,
killed six persons and caused a property loss
estimated at over 000.000. ===== The brief of
the Attorney General of N»-w Hampshire in. the
<*asr of the Boston & Maine Railroad, alleging
illegal increases of freight rates within that
state, was forwarded to the- Supreme Court at
Concord. N. H.
CITY. — Stocks Tvere strong. ===== Lewis N%xon
announced his advocacj* of a protective tariff In
opposition to the st3nd taken by his party. ■ •
Former tobacco dealers here who had settled
vrith their creditor? for 50 cents on the dollar
played an "April Fool Joke" by pa:"ing in full.
== The Rev. I>r. John P. Peters addressed a
letter to the clergymen of the city favoring tha
bill of the Committee of Fourteen for open sa-.
loons on Sunday. -■ Ex-Attorney General
" Bonaparte suggested the application of Civil
Service principles to the selection of legislators
and possibly to judges. == It was announced
That only Princeton men -would take part In the
dinner for Mayor McClellan, but politicians
tcented In It a boom for the Democratic nomi
nation for Gov«»rnor. ■ It iras said that tho
franchise which the Public Service- Commission
•aould gTant to the Hudson & Manhattan Rail
road Company for the Grand Central Station ex
tension would provide for purchase by the city
In twenty- five years. I ■ ', Two more boys were
run. down by automobiles. ~ ■ ilt was an-
J nouncM by the Police Department that the
rtin*ral of JjlPUt«»nant Petroslno woald be the
most elaborate ever held by the department.
r ■ W*all Street expected a mild report from
the Hughes investigating committee. = Dep
uty Commissioner Cozier, of the Bureau of Water
Supply. Gas a*vd Electricity. Raid that Brooklyn
■was in danger of losing- half of Its -water eupply.
t It -was announced that eight candidates
for. the ministry wonld be ordained «t the New
York East Conference of the Methodist Episco
pal Church. : ■ Two burglars were caught at
. tempting to enter th© apartment cf a policeman.
-In Brooklyn.
THE WEATHER. — for to-<ss.y:
Cloudy. Th« temperature yestertlay: Highest,
46 degrees; lowest, 42.
AIfOTRER RAID O.V THE PARKS.
White a possible Invasion of Central Park Is
causing much excitement, a vicious raid on Pel
ham Bay Park Is in danger of succeeding un
noticed. A bill has already been passed and. is
In the .hands of the Mayor, who will give a hear
lri; upon It on April 6, permitting the Park Com
missioner of The Bronx to lease any part or
parts of Pelham Bay Park to athletic clubs or
bost clubs on any terms that be may see fit.
Under It the Park Commissioner for The Bronx,
almost Invariably a Tammany Hall politician,
r may lease areas in the park for nlnety-nin«
years, cr 999 years, for that matter, to athletic
dubs, to be turned lrito running tracks or base
ball fields, or to private tennis clubs wishing to
fence hi a few. acres for their courts ; or he may
lease «>very available section of the shore to
boat dubvto b» fenced off by them and occu
pied by their houses.
Probably the primary object of the bill is not
to provide private athletic fields in the park or
baseball fields.- or tennis courts or golf Hnin» but
to enable certam roat clubs to take possession
of the shore. It may be argued that the shore
Is so extensive tnat this ts not open to great
objection.:, But the shore Is rocky, and include*
comparatively few beaches suitable for the 6ltes
c* boaxhouses, for landings and anchorages, and
if the. power should be conferred all the best
places on the beach might eoon'be granted on
long leases to clubs with tha requisite pulL The
parks are for all the people, end, while revocable
licenses might be tolerable, the Idea of granting
• erd as! ve, rights for lons periods to the use of
any portion of tnem should not be* entertained.
•*' Tt osy'b* crged that Pelham Bay Park is
Inaccessible and little . frequented, and that,
therefore, it would not be objectionable to grant
the continued use of -parts of it to private ath
letic clubs. But what woold be the feeling to.
''S+try if «arrjr In its history the policy of granting
kmc leases ltd put half a dozen athletic clubs,
wit): tb«tr booses and tracks, in Central Park?
Who would think of leasing parts of Van Cort
landt Park to-day to athletic clubs, canoe clubs,
tennis clubs or baseball clubs? Yet it is easy
to believe that In five years Pelharn Bay Park
will be as much frequented by the public as Van
Cortlandt is to day. A subway is planned which
will take the public to Pelham Bay Park for
five cents, and when It can be reached for a
single fare throngs will visit it. It is the only
great chore front park tn New York, and every
Inch of its water frontage should be reserved for
public use whenever It may be wanted.
THE MAXIMUM TARIFF.
The Tribune's Washington dispatches report
that certain modifications are to be made In
the maximum-minimum provisions of the
Payne tariff bill. These cfaanges will define
more clearly the conditions under which the
maximum schedule is to be applied and will
lessen the probability of its beinj? applied at
all unless American exports are being pointedly
discriminated against by some foreign country.
They will put upon, the executive department
of the government the responsibility of decid
ing whether or not a material discrimination
against American trade exists and will allow
ample time for negotiations for the purpose of
removing causes of dl?;>ute with foreign na
tions. The minimum schedule of the tariff bill
is to go into effect at once and to remain In
effect for either nine or twelve months, and
foreign countries will thus be able to arrange
their future trade relations with the Tnited
States and determine whether or not they care
to continue dealing with this country on the
most favored nation basis. I
This is an arrangement which The Tribune
has most heartily favored. We said on March
28 lart, in discussing the working of the double
raie:
We are disposed to think that Fom« latitude
should be piven to the executive department in
determining whether or not a foreign country
is discriminating against American imports. A
theoretical discrimination may exist, yet It may
be go petty as to be negligible. Time might well
be allowed for removing: such discriminations by
negotiation, and the discrimination should be
Fhown to bo material before retaliation was un
dertaken by the United States. As thus modified
the Payne scheme would, we think, work to
remove" ail discriminations against American
trada and to keep only the minimum rates in
fores against dutiable foreign products.
A defect in the Payne bill, as reported from
tho Ways and Means Committee, was that it
did not explicitly vest In the President power
to decide whether or not the United States was
receiving substantially the same treatment as
it was giving another country. Some nation on
the other side of the world might be admitting
at a §peclal rate some product of a neighboring
nation which the United States did not export,
or exported In a very limited quantity. It
might not be worth while to engage in n tariff
war on account of such an inconsequential dis
crimination. Moreover, the Payne bill did not
give time enough In which to rearrange our
commercial relations with countries having
double rate tariffs and complicated treaty ar
rangements. The amended scheme ought to
minimize possible disagreements with such
countries.
The maximum minimum scheme lins been the
tarper for much unreasoning criUcisnj. It has
been persistently misunderstood. Here fs "The
New York Times." for instance, saying:
We- turn toward other nations a denying coun
tenance in respect substantially to all their
products. If they through treaties or trade
agreements receive the {roods of their colonies,
or of seme other countries, at rates lower than,
in view of our policy of exclusion, they Bee fit
to accord to us. we call it "discrimination," for
eooth, and the makers of the Payne bill contrive
a complex and diabolical device by which retal
iation for "'discrimination" becomes the struct
ural and governing principle of the measure.
We do not "turn to other nations a denying
"countenance in respect substantially to all
"their products." On the contrary, we invite
them to enter their products here at our mini
mum rates, asking from them only a corre
sponding concession. Special agreements be
tween colonies or dependencies and the mother
country or between the colonies anrl dependen
cies of any nation are not to be held to
constitute discrimination against the United
States. We shall be able to deal at on^e on the
minimum basis with Great Britain and all the
parrs of the British Empire, with the countries
Of Central and South America, with China and
Japan and many other nations. Alwnit two
thirds of our exports go to countries from
which we can obtain most favored nation treat
ment without any difficulty. It is absurd to
say. therefore, that the maximum-minimum
scheme is "a complex and diabolical device by
"which retaliation for 'discrimination' becomes
"the structural and governing principle of the
"measure." The maximum rates of the Pnyne
bill are not likely to be applied at ajiy time to
more than a tenth of our importations; for for
eign countries with double scales of duty will
strain a point to enter our market freely wb«n
to obtain that advantage they hare only to
treat the United States as liberally as" the
United States treats them. Retaliation is only
an incident of our double rate policy. If wi!l
be resorted to only in rare emergencies, when
a substantial grievance exists and must be
taken note of.
CAMBRIDGE AVD OXFORD.
The boatrace of yesterday on the Thames,
which resulted, contrary to general expectation,
in victory for Oxford, puts the record of those
classic contests another point further from equal
division between the rival universities. This was
the eightieth anniversary of the first Oxford-
Cambrldge race, the flrFt, which resulted In an
easy victory fn r the older university, having
been rowed in 1529. In the eighty years there
have been sixty-six races, there having been
none between 1829 and 1836, between 1536 and
1R39» between 1842 and 1845 and between 1846
and 1849, and there having been two races in
1849. Of the sixty-six, Oxford hag now won
thirty-five and Cambridge thirty, and there has
been one tie. in 1877, which, however, would
doubtless have resulted in a victory for Oxford
had not the bow man of that crew "caught a
crab" and "sprung an oar" while the boat was
leading. On the whole, then, the record Is in
favor of Oxford, though, curiously enough. In
point of time there Is practically no difference
between the two, each having won a race in
the quickest time on record, 18 minutes 47'see
onds, Oxford la 1893 and Cambridge in 1900.
These famous races have spanned the whole
history of the development of modern oarsman
ship, in boats, oars, rigging and stroke. The
earlier boats used were comparatively broad
and heavy barges, and it was not until 1848
that ontriggers were used, permitting the boats
to be- made Just wide enough for the men to pit
in them. Five years later keels were aban
doned, but not until 1873 wer« sliding seats
introduced. In 1841 the Oxford boat was car
vel built anfi the Cambridge boat was clinker
built. Once or twice one of the crews has used
a ehort boat, but generally the tyro boats have
been practically alike In size and construction.
In the very first race, In 1829, the captain of
the Oxford crew at the moment of victory
waved a dark blue flag, and thus associated
that color for all time with the Oxford crew,
and In the next race, in 1836, Cambridge cars
ried throughout the course a light blue flag.
Probably the most remarkable contest be
tween the universities on the Thames was that
of 1843. There was no regular lnternnlversity
regatta that year, but crews from both univer
sities entered the Grand Challenge contest at
Henley. Cambridge had won in 1841 and 1842
and put forward a particularly powerful crew
in bope of winning a third, time. All other
crews were beaten, and the final and decisive
heat was to be pulled by the two unlveraities.
Just as the Oxford mea were entering their
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boat their captain and Btroke. who had been
worked beyond bis strength, fainted. According
to a rule of the regatta, which had been adopt
ed the year before nt Oxford's own Initiative, it
was not permissible to put In a substitute, and
would not have been eve;i if Cambridge had
consented to It, which she did not and would
not have done. An hour's grace was granted
In which the disabled man might recover. As
he was at the end of that time unable to sit in
the. boat, however, the Oxford men decided to
row without him. seven oars againet the eight
of Cambridge, a brother of "Tom" Hughes
stroking. And so vigorous was the determina
tion of the Oxonians to win. despite their heavy
handicap, that they actually did win the un
equal race by two full lengths. At which, we
are told, every Oxford man went for an hour
stark mad with enthusiasm, and a meek little
curate in spectacles led the attack upon a toll
grate, which, iv the exuberance of their spirits,
they uprooted and threw Into the river!
PROSPERITY RETURyiXG.
Signs of returning prosperity are multiplying.
TVe called attention the other day to the marked
increase in Treasury receipts In March. Those
receipts were $8,761,000 larger thaa the receipts
for March, 190$. The report of *he Appraiser
of the Fort of New York for March explains
the Treasury* gain. The appraised value of
merchandise' imported here last month was
$21,000,000 greater than the appraised value of
merchandise imported in February. It reached
a total of $57,997,357. That total is the largest
on record, the next largest being tho total for
March. 1907.
The gross receipts of the New York Tostoffice
In March were nearly $300,000 larger than the
gross receipts for March. 19081 The gain was
16.9 per cent. Such figures tell the welcome
story of a revival in business activity. They
foreshadow a further spread of confidence and
the advent of an era of freer consumption and
larger production. Good times are again in
sight.
A >•}{ i i;k SINCB MIG V \ CHARTA.
That the people of the North do not under
stand the difference between Illiteracy and ig
norance is the unequivocal statement of "The
News and Observer," of Raleigb, N. C. North
erners think, according to that authority, that
the terms are synonymous. Taking as Its text
the recent trial In Nashville, wherein Justice
was vindicated by unlettered men, "The News
and Observer" reads the uudiscrimlnating people
of the North a lecture on the error of their
ways. It also admits some Southern newspa
pers into the circle of those critics of the Cooper
jury who "Jumped at the conclusion thai an
Illiterate jury was necessarily an Ignorant jury.'"
There has been a remarkable unanimity <>f
sentiment as to the Justice of the verdict ren
dered by this much criticised Jury. Southern
newspapers, with few exceptions, have been not
leas outspoken in their expressions «>f commen
dation than the Northern papers have been.
And if the conclusion which "The News ami
Observer" has reached Is deduct! from this
particular incident. it would seem that not
only "somo Southern papers," but a vast ma
jority of the more influential of them, have
fallen Into the same error with Ihe Northern
press in nssuming that there is at least a close
relationship between illiteracy and ignorance.
We may or may not dispute the soundness
of tho statement that "our forefathers who
"wrenched the Magna Charta, the great pal
ladium of popular rights, from an unwilling
"king, could not even sign their names to that
"immortal document," nnd that they were not
on that account unfitted for. their task. But
that "the Anglo-Saxon heredity of a thousand
"years of popular rights In England, followed
"by ii century of popular government in Amor
"ica."' should be accepted as a sufficient Quali
fication for the voter of Uwlay, Justifying, we
may assume,, the "grandfather clause" antl its
kindred makeshifts, is not quite so clear. In
the days of the Magna Charta the opportunities
for education were not so widely distributed as
they are DOW. Then to be Uneducated, illiterate,
was no disgrace, bat hi these times there i«
something radically wrong either with the In
dividua] who. born In this country and growing
Tjp in n well populated utate, cannot read or
write, or with the conditions which surrounded
him; and in either case the presumption of bis
nnfltness for the highest duties of citizenship
can hardly be overlooked.
There is. however, in the average human
being an Innate sense of justice, which is not
dependeni upon the knowledge of the schools.
That the Cooper jurors possessed this sense has
been clearly demonstrated. Hut it does not
follow that these men would not be better fitted
for their civic duties If they possessed educa
tion. We need not confonnd illiteracy with
ignorance in assumjng that a Jury of men ca
pable of reading the newspapers and keeping np
with the inarch of events would have been
equally capable of reaching S Just decision, and
that time and money might have been saved
had such men not . been excluded In a large
measure from Jury service.
AERONAUTIC PROGRESS.
Though Count Zeppelin's voyage, from Fried
richshafen to Munich last week threw no new
light on the possibilities of the type of airship
which he has done so much to develop, the dirig
ible balloon has probably not yet shown the
utmost of which it is capable. Even If the dem
onstrations which he or other Inventors give
this year do not show so great an advance on
previous achievements as those of 1908, it will
be remarkable if they do not mark a distinct
progress. The aeroplane, too, promises to T>ft
very much in evidence in the next few
months and to appear t<> greater advantage
than ever before. What 13 now seen to have
been a rather fortunate accident compelled the
Wrights to build a new machine for the War
Department and the opportunity for making
several minor Improvements will undoubtedly
be utilized. There will be much curiosity re
garding the Herring aeroplane, the official trial
of which was also postponed until next sum
mer, and perhaps its author will show that he,
like hia rivals, has profited by delay.
Concerning the merit of several neronaufie
novelties, it is greatly to be hoped that the
season now opening will furnish helpful in
formation. One Is called the "helicopter," and
employs a screw propeller both to lift itself and
to effect* a forward movement. Shop tests and
theory indicate that a properly designed ma
chine of this class can rise more easily than
the aeroplane, but the advantage Is offset by
one serious fauit. If the engine of an airship
like the Wrights' should be stopped,, there
would be a gentle decent, unless the wind
was particularly gusty. Lilieiithal'ti short
flights without a motor establish that fact.
Some of the helicopters which have been de
signed dispense entirely with supporting sur
faces. Risky as is such a policy, it would be
instructive to witness a trial of the plan. After
a practical, demonstration of the usefulness of
a screw for lifting purposes, perhaps the add!
tlon of one to the aeroplane would be regarded
as essential.
Still another rather original suggestion is
that * steadiness *in flight might be promoted
by a gyroscope. One inventor has proposed
to apply the principle by making a considerable
part of his engine rotate In a horizontal plane
around a vertical shaft The airship In which
he would employ this Ingenious motor is
modelled largely after that of the Wrights, but
the only public test yet given to It — at Morris
Park last — resulted in failure. The power
was turned on, but the thing would not budge.
Possibly it will do better next time. It would
be Interesting to know whether the means here
adopted to insure stability while In flight are
better or worse than those of the Wrights and
Herring.
Finally, the world icould like to know what
Dr. Bell's tetrahrdral kite will do In an abso
lutely free flight under the power of its own
engine. When pulled by a cord from in front
this derive has shown a remarkable liftiug
capacity. It will easily carry a man. Dr.
Bell believes that it will be more steady in
flight than any aeroplane. Yet twice within
the last fortnight it has behaved disappoint
ingly. The mot<>r which had been built for it
was' taken out after the first trial and trans
ferred to a small aeroplane, the Silver Dart.
The engine then worked to a charm. When it
was restored to the kite there was somethinc:
unsatisfactory in the conduct of the combina
tion, but whether the trouble was with the kite
or the motor the dispatches did not say. Prob
ably nothing but pome trifling: readjustment is
necessary to 6ecure success, and a really sig
nificant test may be looked for any day.
Brooklyn Is talking hopefully of inducing Mr.
McAdoo to rross th» bridge and build a few
subways. But will Controller Meta let him?
If th» leaders who fear that the Hughes pri
mary scheme will result In givln? them too much
power really believe what they say. why don't
th«y come- out for th« direct primary in vogue
In the .West and South? That wouldn't increase
their responsibilities so oppressively.
A Kentucky Democrat ma4e. an appeal on
Thursday fn the Hoose of Representatives for
protection on tobacco and hemp. Is Randalllsm
taking root in the Blue Grass country? Tell It
not to the star-eyed goddess who once guarded
that favored community from the pollution of
protectionist sentiment.
There was little danger of getting sunburned
yesterday.
While I am a Democrat from surface to core. I
em a protectionist.— From a speech by Representa
tive Richmond Pearson Hobson.
We nominate for service on the coroner's Jury
the Hon. Champ Clark and the Hon. Henry Wat
terson.
A bill requiring all vehicles on public ropds to
carry lights at night Is going through the New
Jersey Legislature, and it 1? worthy of imita
tion In every other state.
Boston bans "Pal me." Will Boston accept
the assurance of our most distinguished con
sideration?
Th« Mi Adoo company's r lan °f building stib
rrays Is deservedly popular. It doepn"t waste
time talking about what it will do some day If
.-ill rival" are kept cut of Its territory, but en
larges its system and service whenever It gf'ts a
chanco without letting the wants of the present
wait on the vague promises and re-juir'-ments
of th<^ future.
THE TALE OF THE DAY.
Writing about the tobacco tax proposed by Mr.
Bydow in tho German Ileichstag a reader of a
Berlin i-aper tells this Mory: "Urban VIII was also
an enemy of the weed. He hated tobacco and de
spised thosa who used It. One day, after he had
expressed Itlmself agaiiist Us use. th«re appeared
■ placard en one. of the church columns in Rome,
be.irlns this Inscription In Latin: 'Wilt thou breaJc
a leaf driven to and fro? And •wilt thou brecLk the
dry Btubble?" The Fope was so much pleased with
this that l.c offered a prize of 600 ecudi to the
author If he- would present himself. A man came,
but said that the prize belonjed to Jnb, for the
words. that had pleased the Pope, and the orifrin of
which no one at the. Vntican seemed to have di
vined, were* from the Bible — xlll. 25."
He was out with his best girl, and as they
strolled into the West Knd restaurant he tried to
put on aSj I-do-this-every-evening kind of look.
When they, were seated at a table a waiter aa
preached th'«m.
"Will moßsl— I have a la carto or table JThOtO?"
he asked. ■ •
"Both," said tu* jrounc man. "and plenty of
gravy on Vm " Tit-lilts.
Any Chicago policeman who gets drunk while
on duty In tho future will be a candidate for
Immediate discharge from th« force, according to
an official announcement niad« by Chief Shippy.
In an order la ted la the depart] bulletin the
chief said: "You will please notify jour sub
ordinates ti.at hereafter I will recommend that
all members of this department brought before
the trial board on charges of Intoxication be dis
charged from the department." Tho chief lias
found that Intoxication ts involved in tiv« ma
jority of the charges on which policemen are
brought before the trial body.
"What makes the RaTkan states so sassyf
"Bvei« one of them has a big brother." —
Louisville Courier-Journal.
The contest for the senior wrangler honor at
Cambridge will be watched by Americans this
year With much Interest. Th« candidates number
eeventy-six from Trinity and thirteen from St.
John's con. Each of these sihools has now
fifty-five senior wranglers to its credit, and for
that reason the contest, which will be decided In
June, will be of unusual interest to the two in
stitutions. The favorite candidate in tho Trinity
contingent la a Rr.in<i«.f>n of Charles Darwin, th«
Bon of Sir George Darwin, while the St. John's
people depend on Louis .1. atordell, of Philadel
phia, a young Rnssian Jew, who won the Cam
bridge scholarship and who recently received a
$500 prize at Cambridge. in commenting on it
"The Philadelphia Exponent" says: "It will bo
an historic contest. America will look to Mordell.
of St. John's, and England to Darwin, of Trinity."
"What depr*e Is your i«on going to take at col
lege, m, Wltherberry?" asked the clergyman as
he made his pastoral visit.
"Well," said Mr. Witherherry, scratching his
head in apparent perplexity, "I ain't certain as
to that, Mr. Chokeleigh, but t rather imasin*
from the persistence with which he has been
telegraphing home for financial assistance am^i
since be went tO .-oiioge that he's ouaiifv!n for
a C Q. D. — Harper's Weekly.
"The Bprlngfleld Republican" calls attention to
th© Irreparable losses caused by the fire in the
City of Mexico which destroyed the building
where tho Chamber of Deputies had met since
IST2. Among the. documents that were burned
were the- constitution of 1811. which was signed at
Chllpanclngo and for many years was guarded in
the state archives In that city; the act of inde
pendence, signed in 1&21 when Iturbide entered Mex
ico; th? corstltution of 1824. the constitution of
1557, under which Ihe latter-day reforms were initi
ated, and the signatures of the heroes of Mexican
Independence and Mexican history. ' ■
"Every member of the troupe likes Boothby "
"Gee! What a rotten actor he must be!"— Clev
eland Leader.
•THE PARK IS FOR THE PEOPLE."
From The Springfield Republican.
Th« vote of flfty-on« National Academicians fn
favor of invading Central Park, while only seven
opposed. Is. as The New- York Tribune points om
irrelevant to the point at issue. That point is that
the pnrk Is for th" people of the city to rest and
recreate In thd surroundings of trees and shrubs,
and not for a private corporation to use as a con
venience. The attitude of the Academy is really
that embodied In the alleged remark of Vnnderbllt
•T>amn the public!" The situation was fully set
forth In these columns so recently that It is not
worth while to dwell upon it. but one absurdity
needs mention— lt is that when the building planned
for the galleries of the Academy comes to be bull)
(if that unfortunately shall happen;, there la to he
included accommodations for the Police Depart
ment! A temple of art. and a police station I
These ar« the artists of America!
HENRY A. WISE.
From The Atlanta Georgian.
Henry A. Wise, who has recently been ma.de
United States District Attorney for the Southern
District of New York, by appointment of Mr. Taft.
is the second son of Colonel John S. Wise, former
ly of . Virginia, but now of New York, and the
grandson of Virginia's old war Governor, whosa
honored name he bears. It was the elder Henry
A. Wise who in the chair of office executed the
sentence of the law against John Brown for the
famous raid upon Harper* Ferry, and the following
lines from the »ong which was in voguo at . the
time will be recalled by the older generation:
Ana -old Garrornor Wies
Put the tpeeta£lea on hia erea
I -- Aadeest him to th* htppr land ci C&aaaa.
About People and Social Incident*
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Tribune Bureau. ]
Washington, April 3.— The President took advan
tage of the good weather this afternoon, and in
company with the Vice-President, General Ed-
Tvards, Captain Butt and Robert A. Taft left the
White House at 2:20 o'clock in a touring car for
Urn Chevy Chase golf links for a match game.
President Taft received a silver golf stick to-day
from Representative Goulden on behalf of Wolf
Bumblick. of New York. The Presidents name Is
engraved on the head of the stick. Judge Norman
S. Dike, of New Tork. called to tell of hb luck on
the Chevy Chase golf links, having made the lung
bota In five.
The tariff question still occupies a great deal of
the President a time. Speaker Cannon and Repre
sentatives Payne and Dalzell had a conference
with him this afternoon, and Representatives Per
kins and Vreeland talked tariff with him thm
morning.
Senators Dick and Burton called this morning to
Introduce to the President George Mooney, Speaker
of the Ohio House, and Frank W. Milholland. of
Toledo, and to discuss the appointment of a. sur
veyor of customs at Dayton and a postmaster at
Sandusky. It Is said that both Senator* favor
George C. Sehlpple for 'he postmastershlp.
Other callers were Representative Olcott. Repre
sentatives £Uls and Hawley. who are urging ex-
Senator Fulton for the new judgeshlp In Oregon.
Representative Smith, who called with Mrs. James
A. L<yoy, of Pontlac, Mich., who taught the Taft
children, and whose husband was Mr. Taft's pri
vate secretary in the Philippines, and Albert If.
Schenrk. a packer, of Wheeling. The President
shook hand 3 with a larg<* number of visitors who
are spending the Kaster holidays In Washington.
President Taft said to-day that he "expected to
visit San Francisco In the summer. H» mads the
announcement to M- 9 Alexander and Leo Alexan
der, who wore presented to him by Representative
Kahn.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[Fr>m The Trlbun% Bureau ]
Washington, April 3.— Ths Netherlands Minister
will return to Washington from Mexico next week,
after an absence of a month. He and Mme. l^udon
will give the use of the drawing rooms of the lega
tion for a recital by the Kneisel Quartet on the af
ternoon of April 21.
The Minister from Ecuador and Mme. Carbo en
tertained to-night at a small d!r.n-r. followed by a
reception. In honor of tho American Minister to
Ecuador and Mr*. Fox. who are spending a part
of he hpring here.
The German military attache entertained at a din
ner to-nlgnt. which was followed by a German
evening, at which some rare beer from Munich was
served. At the dinner were the Bwadtan Minister,
the. Swiss MtatStST. Senator Wr.rr^n. Brigadier G«n
ml Wotherspoon. Brigadier General Crozler Colo
■■- Baron <le Bode. Colonel de- Urcullu. Major
Tanaka. Major. Davila. Captain Hall. Captain
Shartle. Captain Sladen and Henri Martin- Among
th» men who came In after dinner were Senator El
kins. Larz Anderson. Charles C. Glover. Lieutenant
Filippo Camperlo and Commands Nebolstne.
Frau yon Llvontus Is preparing to call for Ger
many in the near future, and will be Joined there
in June by Major yon Uvonlus. who will ar* make
a tour of the West.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
IF-om Th' Tribune Sanaa.] .
WaaMiiStOß, April 3.-The Vice-President end
Mr Sherman were entertained at dinner to-nls-t
by ex-Rcpresentatlve and Mrs. Slbley. who Invited
to meet them Justice and Mrs. Brewer. Senator
ar.-i Mrs Burrow., Senate* and Mrs. Scott. Senator
and Mrs. Bailey. Representative and Mrs. Weeks,
Representative and Mrs. Jam-, R. Mann. Repre
eentatlve and Mrs. Lowden, Commissioner and Mrs.
Warner and Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Curtis.
Mrs. Sherman as the K'.iest of honor at a
hmeheon given by Mrs. Alexander Btewart. In the
party wcr«* Mr?. Nathan B. Scott. Mrs. William
Alden Smith. Mrs. Henry S. Eoutell. Mrs. Wallace
Radcllffe. Mrs. P. Sheridan, Mrs. Thotnai Moore.
Viscountess de Stbonr. Miss Oillott and Miss Stew
art.
Mr, and Mrs. Francis B. Crownlnshleld Invited a
number of guests to dlrro uith them to-night.
Among tho larsre breakfasts given to-day was ono
at the hone ol Mr. and Mrs. Larz Anderson.
Mr-. Robert Hollister Chapman Invited to meet
Mrs. H'.r.s of Auburn, N. V. at luncheon t<->-day.
Mrs J. Van Vechten Olcott. Mrs. W. B. Rldgely,
Mr- Nathaniel St^pklns, Mrs. A. C. Barber. Mrs.
Morris Murray. Mrs. Charles D. Walcott.- Mrs. Lee
Phillips. Mrs. Richard Rue*. Miss Stickn-y sad
Miss llarlan.
Lieutenant De Witt Clinton Jone-. of the army
engineer corps, whose marriage to Misa Miriam
Pierce of lladelphla. will take place in that city
on \pril 14. will have his brother. Lieutenant Clif
ford Jones, as best man. and a* ushers Lieutenant
Robert Thomas. Lieutenant John N. Hodges. Lieu
tenant Roger G. Powell. IJeutenant Carlos btol
brand Lieutenant John A. HelaMrd and Lieuten
ant Daniel I. Sultan, an of the engineer corpvs»«.
tioned with the bridesroom-elect at the Washlnß
ton Barracks. They win accompany Lieutenant
Jones to Philadelphia the day before the weddtn*
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Palm Sunday kMVJE i n s a week which Is al
ways very dull, from a .OCI.I point Ol vle^ a
town. thoua-h not In the country, and the eaHmdan
i 8i 8 almost a blank for the remaining days between
now and Easier. No entertainments are on the
scTeduTe. Churches will receive more than their
ordinary meed of attention, and man] of h.
women of .he faahlonabta world belonging to th«
Roman Catholic faith will spend Holy Week in
religious retreat-
Looking at the matter In a purely -rJJiiSta
the week row about to snes hi ans which affords
,o the smart SSt an opportunity for much needed
repoi SsSre the Inauguration of the many a-ayetl-s
DISPOSAL OF HENSZEY MILLIONS.
Twenty- one Charities and Schools Get $10,000
Each— Family Gets the Rest,
Philadelphia, April 3-Twenty-one charitable and
educational institutions each receive *W>oo In the
will of the late William P. Henszey. of this city,
probated to-day. The wilt disposes of an estate
valued at several million dollars The t^tator was
a member of the tlrm of Burnham. w i.Haw-
Co operating th- Baklw* locomotive T\ orks The
educational Institutions named in the will are
Haverford Colles*. Swarthmore College and Bryn
Mawr College. Th* charitable institutions are all
Situated in Philadelphia, with the exception of the
White Haven (Perm.) Sanatorium for Conanssp
tives. After providing bequests tor servants. th«
remainder of the estate la given to the family of
the deceased man. A daughter. Mrs. Thomas H.
Ashton, receives Jl.ooo.oort. to be held In trust, and
SOM.MO i« given to her husband. Th« rest Is given
to Mrs. Anna Hen?zey. th« widow.
CONFERENCE ON SETTLEMENT WORK.
A conference on Settlement work In th» interest
of tho Yonkers Prospect House Settlement was
held at the home of Mrs. Frederick W. R. Esch
mann. No. 6*3 Warburton avenue. Yonkers. yes
terdiy afternoon. Addresses wer» made by City
Jud Joseph H. Beall. of Yonkers. and Dr. John
•U Elliott and Ml". Elizabeth H. Halght. of {iew
York. Pcottlsh folk songs were contributed by
John Reid, soprano solos by Mlsa Dorothy Clark
and or an music by Guy Phillips. The committee
comprised Miss Frances Glllman. Mrs. Allx-rt Stern
and Dr. O*-nr H- Hog*rs.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[B> Telegraph 'o The Tribune ]
Newport. April 3.-Mr. and Mrs. Elbrldge T. Crerry
will visit Newport on Monday to Inspect theJr steam
yacht Eleetra, and summer home. Seaverge.
Mr. and Mrs. Hygh D- Auchlncloss arrived to-day
to look over their cummer home.
Mrs. Samuel Jones Wagstaff returned to New
T Mrs l Lyman Josephs and Miss Mary Josephs have
returned from Boston
Reginald C Vanderbllt arrived at his farm. In
Portsmouth. to-ni*ht-
JOSEPH PULITZER OFF FOR EUROPE.
Norfolk. Va, April S.-The yacht Liberty, having
on board her owner. Joseph Pulitzer, of New Tork.
whloh cam* Into Hampton Roads yesterday for
coal, provisions and mail. Balled for Europ* to-day.
that begin Immediately after Caster and aßsssssa
into June, when people b«g!n to leave for sassst*
and mountain resorts.
In the suburbs, however, and at the various wta
try seats around N«-w York, the week wftl b« f»?
from dull. Festivities that are frowned upon la
town just at thia time meet with approval where
the surroundings are rural. Most of the villas at
Tuxedo, Ardsley, Lakewood and ether places ara
full of guests, whose numbers will receive a nota
ble Increase on Friday for sveeli-end a-atherlaßa>
All the country clubs have programmes of out
door sports and indoor amusements for tfc» Easter
holidays, which will begin on Thursday afternooa.
Nearly every country seat around N»w T^rk,
particularly " those on Longf Island an«l tn th»
Meadow Brook district, will be the scene of merry
house parties. In fact, the greater porttcn of so
ciety will spend the latter half of the week out ef
town, returning ts the city on afsjptaf for tit
dances, the weddings. th» musicals and prrf*te
theatricals and the hospitalities of one Iclntl aad
another which fill the calendar for the last three,
weeks ef April and the greater part of M*y.
• By .many the pest-Easter season Is r «ar'l»«f a ,
the most agreeable of th year. It bj \ a-asm
when the fashionable world has, so to speak, ens
foot tn th° country and the ether In the eifr. bleii(J
ing th© pleasures of both. and varying social fta,j.
tlons in town with healthy open air pastlmss la
the country.
True, the opera, ■trhfrh brought its regular sea<oa
to a close last night, has ceased sa furnish a popu
lar rendezvous to the modish world. But ere lons,
the latt»r will lv? able to assemble once rr.-)r<» at th*
various ra:<> meeting!". Th'ia the Rockaway Huntlr.-
Club will hold Its steeplechases on the course of
the club at Cedarhurst. Long lsian'l. on Saturday.
April 24. while thoa'S of the Meadow Brook clnb
are to tak° place at Belmont Park on May 1, both
of the meetings beiner under th<» auspices of tlj«
Nartonal Sleaßieefaaaa Hunt Association. Th« or
dinary flat racing season is scheduled to open *t
B^lmont Park on May 13, and the members of th«
Coaching: Club and of th* Ladies" Four-fci-Haad
Drrctasj Club are already aasjasjai in schooling
their teams for their respective paratj»s at the be
ginning of May.
Polo aad hunting are also in full swiay. &b4
yacht owners are busily engagsd in preparing taair
boats for the season cf 190?, which gives proa-
Ise of proving more brilliant than for many a ye»r
past.
In the ballroom of the Plaza Ust evening tte
Symphony Club of New York gave Its second ama
teur concert, with the support of Jajr.es GiUSert
and under the direction of David Mannes. Haydn' i
Oxford symphony, "The Dream Pantomime." from
"Hansel und Gretel," and some of Johann Strauss'j
legends from the Vienna -wood 3 figured en the pr».
araimae.
Mrs. WmJaa Jay has Issue-} invitations for »
dinner this evening at the Plaza.
Mrs. Delancey Kane. Miss Iselln. Miss Xeeser
an<l a number of their friends have organized a
bridge tournament. tcr be held in the myrtle roora
of the "Waldorf-Astoria en Tuesday afternoon,
Arril '3. for the benefit of tbc Clover Club for Cath
olic Werklaf; Girls, In East Sal street.
Mrs. John E. Parsons, Mrs. A. I>. Jullliard. Mrs.
George L. Rives. Mrs. Warren Delano and Mrs. M.
Orme Wilson are among thosa who have takea
boxes for the special performance of Smetaaa'a
opera "Tb* Bartered Brid«V which will bs gtvea
at the Metropolitan Opera House on Thursday.
April U, for the bene3t of the Legal Aid Society.
Th« name of Mmc Gadskl figures ca tha pro
£r.imm». and Governor aad Mrs. Charles X Hufhs*
will ts present. .
The engagement Is announced of Csptain Franic
E. Evans. lata of the United States Ifaftaa Corps
and son of the late Rev. Dr. FTed#-ick Evans, Si
New York, to Miss Hsther Townsend. niece of 3irs.
WmteSß Bieeoker Searoan. of West 63th street.
Captain Evans was graduated from Princeton in 13S
and is a member of the Metropolitan and Chevy
Chase clubs, at vTaaWasjten. and of th* Prlncetoa
flub of New York.
Lady Grey-Wilson, wife cf Sir William Gr»7-
Wilson. Governor of the Bahamas, has arrived in
N>w York Irosa Europe and is staying with Mr.
and Isrm 'tViiilam M. Haas at the'r h?u3<\ bj East
tilth street.
Mr. aasi Mrs. Oumm J. Gould. wh« have b»<?n
cruising on board their t'irrlr- yacht Atalßßta fn
West Indian waters with a party consisting o£
their two daughter*. Anthony J. Drex-L Jr.. Mor
cure Rotinson and Benjamin Nicoll. return to to-wa
this week. They wsai very shortly for n ifllsasi
to spend the aaasoa bj Lonion.
Miss Sarah ar.i Miss Eleanor H-wltt turn lss--rt
tnvifmtkma for an inii>a| party, fcllowed by •"••*
teur tneatrica!?. at their house, in Lexin?- ave
nue, BS April 14.
-- rstt.fr. Is i
65th s-
Miss Flora Wilson, daughter "' Jarr.es WKsoa.
Secretary of Agriculture, witl make h»r Aiuufcjn
debut In a concert »t th<» Plaza on April 1« T1»
ratmn^st-s of ilia* Wilson^ concert an Mr*
Wimnm H. Taft, Mrs. Jam»« ?• Sherman. 7*
Pbnandex C Knoi. M:'.« ChartM B A>xandff.
Miss HcJUUstar. Mrs. Garret A. Hobart. Mrs.
Stephen B. Elkins, MIS Paul Morton and I
Andrew Cameaia. Ml5 9 Wilson will N" assisted ! W
a violinist and a elnger from the MetropOino
Cpera House.
THE JAPANESE FOOD LAW.
i
No Discrimination Against California Good*
Says the Japanese Consul General.
To Urn Editor of Th<» Tribune.
Sir: In reference t.> the article which r»ar««
in Frl.lays issue of "The Mm York Tunes ' uadsf
the heading "California. Goods Attacked in Japan.
I must call your attention to the fact tl^at t-»
food law referred to In that article has t*ea »
<rorr,» arvi practice BBMS it wa* *nact«l In 1 300 -
Inspection as provided in that law has been tt*
quently made. There was nothing new in »•
recent inspection which was ma<l«* Sf all caasss
provisions, foreign as well as domestic.
For these reasons, there cannot be sound r"" 01
for assuming that any discrimination wa» mas*
aaatast the California sjassst
r Ph.iil be aWe to Inform you tn th« n»ll o* »
i few days of th« detailed account of the osssa*
K. MIDZ
Consul General of Ja P*^
Consulate General of Japan. No. SO Tail ftW*
. New York. April 3. ISO?.
_ • — — %
MORE HUDSON DESECRATION.
To the Editor of Ths Tribune.
Sir: In> to-day's Issue of the Trlbcaa yos
dorse the Bennett bill for the purpose of P**"T
ing the beauty of «jhe Highlands si tie Hui»»
I live ur..l»r the shadow of old Storm Kl "*^
more beautiful spot 1 have never s<*»n-and I •=
ulled with tn.iltrnatlr.n and amazement to SSS ••
depredations that are now being allowed to l^
on. unnoticed and unhindered, on the scuta •£
■of the moTintam. A co-called quarry ccnopaar
Installing a stone crusher, and next summer, «
.the Hudson-Fulton Association sails np t&«
son. that sight trill greet them at tha s«mt» «T
of Storm King and the northern gateway oi^
Highlands. . What an» they thinking of to ■*"
these people to Install their plant here . "^
much more noticeable thantha marrin* °* r^
Mountain. I have watted a year to see •»
some one protest, and i determined to •»• «■« ■ w
woman could open the eyes of many P*»X>l* *J
the state of affair* at the foot of old starn . ***^T
A LOVER OF TUB HUDSON
Cornwall Landing. N. V.. April 1. Ma*.
HENRY STrMSON HONORED L |!ai
Henry U Stimson. who resigned as traKaJ^J
•Attorney, was the gueat of honor of ttttet^
assistants at a dinner at the Harvard ca aaota aot
night. They gave him a loving cup. t^f^? f T^t
In diameter, with an appreciative ta^*^" t <a
the name* of the man who were aatodatss
him in th« r«deral Building.

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