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CCITKRIOX— *iBO— H«r Uurtasd's Wife.
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"*KdINX>E PAKI-«— 8:»— FoUl«« of 1910.
KN-IcknRBOCKE:K-S:ls— The Arcadians.
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THE XEWB THIS XIORXiyG
FORElGN.— Acoyapa has been capt- ;
ured by the forces of Estrada, according:
to reports ml San Juan del Bar and Man- ;
*>qua; President Madriz has ordered .
that great care be taken to protect for- j
tfign interests, and has levied a forced j
Itian of >_ " 100. = An imperial de- ;
cree issued at Peking refused the popu
lar Bland for an immediate convoca- '
tion of a national parliament; the |
leaders are not likely to start an anti- '
oynastic revolt owing to fear of foreign
Intervention. . Advices from Cana
;.ca, Sonora, said that the anti-Diaz
party ..ad polled a large vote and hoped ;
to be able to select a Vice-President.
: Storms in Southern Chili caused
much damage along the coast; the Ger- ]
Btan steamer Irmingrard was wrecked.
: — The Vatican's latest note to Spain
Insists on the withdrawal of the decree
of June 11. and is regarded as an ulti- j
matum: there were riots at Bilbao and
( Baa Sebastian. ■ . The Venezuelan
Congress adjourned after passing bills j
giving- greater advantages to foreign
mining interests and providing for the
coinage of L8.000.U00 bolivars in gold .
and silver. == The Kathe won the
sonderklasse races at Kiel; Prince Henry
presided at the dinner of the Imperial i
DOMESTIC: — President Taft's desire
for the reduction of governmental expen- :
ditures bore fruit, according to Repre- ■
sentative Tawney, of the Appropriations
Committee, millions of dollars being
taved during the last session of Con
gresfe. == Sixteen investigations were
ordered by the Senate and House of !
Representatives in the session of Con- ■
Stpes just adjourned in Washington. \
. r The Book committee to investi- j
sate charges reflecting on members of j
Congress in connection •with ship subsidy ;
legislation closed its Barings with an '.
unofficial announcement that it had found
nn corruption. = Army engineers will
begin their work toward raising the
MUne in Havana Harbor by making a
preliminary investigation under existing
condition? and Chen building- a coffer
dam. — . The Erie Railroad notified
the Interstate Commerce Commission
that it would temporarily - spend the in
crease in commuters' rates. : —^ One of
President Taft's automobiles, driven by
his son. Robert A. Taft. ran over and
furiously injured an Italian street la
borer, near Beverly. Mass.; the Presi
dent sent a specialist to care for the
CTTT. — Stocks were creak. = Sec
retary Knox refused to turrender Cliar'.
ton to Italy unless that country would
puararnee to return Italians wanted For
crimes in the United States. == Theo-
I dore Roosevelt and Senator La Follette
I conferred for two hours on politics at.
FEgamore Hill. Sir Pardon Clarke
resigned zs director of the Metropolitan
Museum of Ait. . James R. Keen*
<"*-nkd on ihe witness stand that he
;:«..••) us*- J Henry S. Uaskins l loan of
$90(£<f00 on Hocking stock. ===== Daniel
v Cohalan Issued a statement regarding
I^s:- big franchise tax. fee- == Borough
Ptcsiden* ilcAneny withdrew his order
discharging ni^n and women who clean.
i.tunkipa! buildings. Commissioner
Plover pave out a list of parks where
s-;.:'fr.acett«rs could hold outdoor meet
jnyy* Controller Prendorpast point
•hl «>i:t that the theft referred to In Ait
ken's statement began in 1908, and said
that failure to discover it was proof of
InrarapetexuT. *■ A government offi
cial said the cotton bull pool by raising
jTices caused spinners to shut down,
throwing many hundred thousands of
operatives out of work
THE WEATHER. — Indications for to
day: Showers. The temperature yester
<"aj.-: Highest. 5-0 degrees, at 2 p. m.;
itv.est. £2. lit 3 a. m
The Hon. William P. Hepburn, of
lowa, mast be feeling pretty well
pleased ivitb himself toese days. He is
& prophet Avbo and ■ scant and un
wiiinig audivnee, but who has iu>w been
Colly vindicated. He was- the one eoo
tjiicuuus Republican leader in the House
of Representatives who, though ohair
xnau of an iui]K>rtant committee, had the
courage and candor to condemn the
overconcentration of power in the
hands of the Speaker and to plead for
a return to a system allowing the House
a larger measure of self-government.
Hls logic was unanswerable, but the
House ma not to be affected at that
lime l;y mere logic.
On Mar 3. 1909. Mr. Hepburn re
t'.reil to private life-. He could not par
ticipate as a Representative in the par
tially successful fight of the extra ses
sion to revise the rules or in the revo-
Julicu of Ihe second se^iou by Which
the ■ncr i f the Bpeafcenl was finally
broken. But he ran natter biins-elf that
hi ; bed the clearness of vision to see
what was coming and to ally himself
-.ritii ■ cause then unpopular, but bound
t'i win in rhe Bear future. In a remark
able speech in the House of Representa
tives on February 18, 1909, Mr. Hep
burn condensed within brief compass
all the material arguments against the
eystetc of one-man rale, and h« closed
with this prediction:
Every day of agitation will make more
?:-.'". moro. friends. Ah. no; not more
f«-:c-ndr, because they are friends ai
rtvidy; but the. agitation will challenge
ihe attention of tSaa people; and when
the .attention of the American people is
ctairalizcfi upon this great Question,
thon there will be action, and then there
■n-iU'b* no difficulty In taking from the
Sj*aker of this House the immense \>o
li'tical power that he now has.
"%Vhat seemed difficult and far off then
has now been realized. The lowa states
man am a true prophet; but the <}>■-
fenders and beneficiaries of the Speak
er's- absolutism to whom he appealed
had not sagacity enough to recognize
his -prophet'c quality. They turned a
•euf-ttx to his lojfic, bat the country
heard and applied it with results which
made the second session of the 61st
THE FIRST SYMPTOM.
The support for direct primaries de
veloped in St. Lawrence County is sig
nificant. There has been no propa
gsnda there and there is no important
fmnionalism :n the county which might
take hold of the issue for its own pur
ptam The interest in direct primaries
in St. Lawrence is spontaneous. As
seml-Hnian Merritt. who comes from
that county and who is Speaker Wads
won h"s chief assistant in opposing
Governor Hughes, has all along declared
that he could find no sentiment for di
rect nominations in his district; yet in
his own home township of Potsdam
direct nominations were beaten en Mon
day by only five votes. In the other
Assembly district of St. Lawrence the
township of Gouverneur voted unani
mously in favor of Governor Hughess
Both of these places are small and
only parts of Assembly districts, yet the
:ij ipearance in them of a direct primary
sentiment is significant. Mr. Merritt
is strong and popular and hi? personal
influence is immense in his district, but
it shows signs of growing restless un
der his opposition to the Governor. This
outbreak of direct primary sentiment in
an unexpected place is probably an in
dication of what may be expected else
where if the present special session .does
not settle the question to the satisfac
tion of the voters.
The incident recalls what happened
last year. When the original Hinnian-
Green bill had been beaten nothing was
done at once to rouse interest in direct
nominations. Mr. Hughes was to make
no speeches in favor of his bill until the
fall. Xo organization was in the field
supporting the reform. Yet when the
nominations for the Assembly came up
intense interest was exhibited by the
voters of several counties, and regular
candidates and machines were over
turned by the force of the sentiment for
the reform. What happened was most
unexpected. St. Lawrence County indi
cates that the conditions of last summer
will be found more widespread when
legislative nominations come to be made
THE SOCIALIST "AFTER MEET
There is no occasion for surprise at
the termination of Mr. Alexander Ir
vine's connection with the Church of the
Ascension and the ending of the famous
••after meetings" conducted by him as a
forum for socialists. Surprise should be
felt that the end did not come sooner.
As a part of a Sunday service the meet
«ngs were in the public mind a freak,
almost as much of a freak as a Ferris
wheel or a loop-the-loop would be in a
church. No doubt their purpose was sin
cere, but to the public the holding of
them wore the aspect of straining for a
sensation in the vulgar way that some
churches employ, and while that impres
sion existed the vestry of the church
rightly felt that the church itself might
be hurt by their continuance.
As for the meetings themselves. it is
difficult to see how any practical benefit
came from them either to the church or
to socialism. They aroused for the most
part amused and cynical comment from
the public. The socialists who attended
them did so, it is to be feared, chiefly be
cause of a feeling that Mr. Irvine's "after
meetings" were in the limelight. And
surely those meetings could not in them
selves have enabled the church better to
reach the poor of the parish.
If the idea was to afford in the church
a common meeting ground for two an
tagonistic groups with hostile modes of
thought that idea was sentimental and
impracticable. How futile it was is shown
new that the break comes. Was Mr. Ir
vine supposed to carry on the reconcilia
tion? He is the first to cry out against
the individualist vestrymen as "Mam
mon." Were the socialists who were in the
h?bit of contributing to the discussions
in the "after meetings" supposed to have
been made a little more tolerant by con
tact with the other side under the be
nevolent auspices of the Church of the
Ascension? They can find nothing too
bitter to say of their late host and of the
c-iiurch in general! As for the individual
ists who dominate the church, they
emerge from the recent contact with a
feeling, we dare say, that the war be
tween socialism and society as at pres
ent organized is a very real thing.
PRESIDEXT DIAZ RE-ELECTED.
The result of the general election in
Mexico on Sunday assures the re-election
of President Diaz by an overwhelming
majority. It will be his eighth term as
Chief Executive of the republic, reckon
ing as his first the unexpired term of
General Lerdo. which he filled from 1877
to 1880. Since ISS4 he has continuously
occupied the office, a period of twenty
six years, making his total incumbency
twenty-nine years, with a prospect of
its increase to something over thirty-five
years. a longer period than the average
reign of an hereditary monarch.
There are those who regard these ex
ceptional circumstances as proof that
President Diaz exercises an arbitrary
dictatorship and that the elections, in
cluding this latest, have been popular
elections In name only, the wishes of
the government being registered and en
forced without respect for the prefer
ences of the people. It is not to be de
nied that President Diaz has at times
ruled Mexico with a strong hand. It
was necessary that he should do so fur
the redemption of the country from
chaos to order, and his performance of
that duty constitutes one of his chief
titles to honorable fame. But we can
sec no sufficient reason for disbelieving
that his successive re-elections have
been as much the free and deliberate
mandate of the Mexican people as they
have been tributary to the welfare of
that people. Mexico is too large and in
telligent a nation to be susceptible of
the- tyrannical domination in half a
dozen successive elections which his ad
versaries Impute to President Diaz. Its
standing array Is entirely too small to
terrorize the people for the control of
the pollings. Moreover, the . progress
and prosperity of the country under
President Diaz have been so enormous
and its elevation to an assured and hon
orable place among the great nations of
the world has been so marked that it
is ua rural for the Mexicans to desire to
have the administration continued un
(lumped as long as is practicable.
Our own unwritten law and unbroken
practice of restricting our Presidents to
iwo terms baa perhaps unconsciously In
clined us to regard repeated re-elections
as un-republican, although In some of
our states repeated elections to the
governorship are permitted, and the
same is of course true of elections to
Congress, to legislatures, to mayoralties
and to other offices, JYbert ao reatrlc
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY, JUNE 28. 1910.
tive regulation exists, It is wholly
gratuitous to assume that a choice which
promotes efficiency of government and
i eneral prosperity was brought about In
despotic ways. Mexico, in our opinion.
is as much entitled to congratulations
upon the result of Sunday's elections as
\i President Diaz upon this unique dem
onstration of the esteem and affec
tion in which he Ik held by the people
whom he has served so lonjr and well.
THE SOy-RECOGSITIOy OF DR.
Critics of the foreign policy of this
government, not always particularly
careful of their facts or logic, affect
much indignation at the declination of
the President to recognize Dr. Madriz as
the de jure and constitutional President
of Nicaragua, to the exclusion of all
other claimants. It is true that some
other nations have thus recognized him,
trut we are inclined to think that before
the episode is ended their action in so
doing will be regarded as unfortunately
lacking the prudence and discretion
which have characterized the course of
our State Department.
We are unable to perceive any con
vincing reason why the United States
should be "more royal than the King,"
or why it should not adopt a course
toward a Central American state which
all the Central American states have
practically suggested. In their treaties
which were made at Washington in De
cember. 1907, the five states in question
agreed that no revolutionary or other
wise irregular government in any one of
them should be recognized by the others
until it had been constitutionally ac
cepted and ratified by the people of the
state concerned. In declining to recog
nize Dr. Madriz the United States is
simply acting upon the spirit of that
principle which was established by the
Central American stages, including
Dr. Madriz is the arbitrary successor
of a dictator whom the United States for
a considerable period before his abdica
tion refused to deal with or to recog
nize, and he assumed his place at a
time when another government had for
some time been proclaimed and was
being successfully maintained over a
large part of Nicaraguan territory, in
cluding particularly those parts with
which the United States has its most
intimate relations. Under those circum
stances it was certainly not incumbent
upon this country to reconsider Its ac
tion toward his predecessor, to give him
exclusive recognition and thus to make
itself an uninvited arbiter between the
contending factions. The part of wis
dom and of equity was to follow the
course suggested by the Central Ameri
cans and to refrain from recognizing
either or any government until its con
stitutional validity was recognized by
the Nicaraguans themselves, at the
same time, of course, recognizing in its
de facto capacity any government which
it might find actually exercising effec
tive authority and fulfilling govern
mental functions at any place at any
This government has been particularly
lenient and considerate toward Dr.
Madriz and has given him abundant op
portunity to secure for himself that con
stitutional status in Nicaragua which
would entitle him to recognition under
the principles enunciated by the Central
Americans themselves. If he has not
succeeded in doing that it is not our
fault, and it is certainly not the duty of
our government to go in and do a -work
for him which he cannot do for himself.
OF DOUBTFUL WISDOM.
A question of heredity which has
bo far puzzled some of the deepest stu
dents of the problem is involved in the
recent announcement from Baton Rouge,
La., that the State Board of Health is
determined to put a stop to the importa
tion of New York babies for distribution
in that state, because of the danger to
the community from accepting infants of
whose ancestry nothing is known. The
health officers of the state are not among
those who believe that almost any ten
dency in a child may be eradicated by
proper training, and the superintendent
of the state insane asylum says:
Th-- deposit of these helpless little
creatures, coming possibly from tainted
progenitors, in our midst is simply
planting the ?ec-d of greater degenera
tion, more defectives, idiots, imbeciles
find alcoholics, and tends to demoraliza
tion and heartaches in homes where the
babies are located.
If the danger is as great as the
Louisiana authorities appear to believe,
the state is entirely justified in the stand
it has taken, just as surely as this
country is justified in keeping from its
shores those who are not both reason
ably bright and reasonably healthy; but
it is to be hoped that the situation is not
so grave as the superintendent of the
insane asylum supposes. It seems pos
sible that Southern conservatism, aptly
characterized in the remark of a
Georgian clergyman that the children of
the newcomer there might hope to be
accepted in the best set if they proved
themselves deserving of the honor, has
stood so straight that it leans backward.
Many of New York's uncared-for chil
dren, transplanted to other states under
favorable conditions, have not only been
a credit to their foster parents, but have
served their fellow men with more than
ordinary success. We believe that the
records of the societies responsible for
the placing of these children contain am
ple evidence to prove at least that what
ever danger exists is greatly exaggerated,
and that to deprive childless homes of the
children which have in so many instances
been warmly welcomed by prospective
foster parents is not only entirely un
necessary but contrary to the best inter
ests of both the childless adults and the
parpntless infants. The need of the work
thus bein« done is so great that Louis
iana's verdict should not be accepted
without better evidence to back it up.
AERIAL EXCURSIONS. '
A plan to bring a Zeppelin airship to
this country for the conveyance of pas
sengers between Boston and New York
In receiving consideration. Mr. Emii
Boas, th© representatire of the Ham
burg-American Steamship Line In this
city. Is credited with indicating two pos
sible obstacles in th© way of the under
taking. If the federal government should
regard the law which prohibits foreign
vessels from engaging in the coasting
trade of the United States as applicable
to dirigible Mllcons, a special dispensa
tion or a new enactment would be nec
essary before the project could be car
ried out. Should it not be feasible to
circumvent this legal barrier, purchase
and importation by Americans would
probably be proposed. But If (he rate
of duty now Imposed on a French aero
plane should be levied on a German
dirigible, the cost might be prohibitive.
Moreover, there Is a chance that em
barrassment might arise from a cause
which Air, Bo&a baa erldtattjr ©▼«>.
looked. The vehk-le now plying between
Friedrichshafen and Diisseklnrf when
the weather permits has a rigid frame
and eanuot be taken to pieces for trans
portation. A duplicate of the Deutsch
land, nearly five hundred feet long,
would be too cumbrous and huge to be
shipped as freight. Apparently, It could
be brought across the Atlantic only un
der Its own power. "Would Count
Zeppelin guarantee the safe delivery In
the United States of such an airship?
Another aviator has talked of an aerial
voyage from Europe to America by "way
ofTeneriffe and the West Indies, with
occasional stops for gasolene. The
greatest distance to be spanned without
landing would, in that case, be about
two thousand miles, but aeronautic ex
perts whose opinion is worth anything
are not eager to pronounce the plan
practicable. Whether the business is
conducted with a foreign airship or with
one built in the United States, an in
teresting question to be answered is.
j Will it yield a profit? How many per
sons will be willing to pay a stiff price
in order to gratify curiosity about a new
and still rather 'dangerous amusement,
and, after a single indulgence, how many
will want to repeat the venture?
The admission of Arizona and New
Mexico to statehood will enlarge in the
nick of time the list of names available
for armored cruisers and battleships.
That list is almost exhausted and the
Navy Department has been forced to
appropriate the state names originally
borne by certain monitors and reassign
them to the newest battleships. Nevada
and Oklahoma are the only states whose
names are still available.
When Maine and Pennsylvania go Demo
cratic this year our Republican contempo
raries will be thrown into spasms. \\ c are
going to appoint a committee to sit up
with The Xew-York Tribune.— Houston Post.
What credentials is our Houston con
temporary going to present to prove its
right to appoint agents to gloat over us
in case of a Republican defeat? It
has been read out of the Democratic
party by Mr. Bryan, "The Commoner"
having said only two weeks ago that its
Democracy was just about as pro
nounced and unimpeachable as The
Tribune's. Even more recently it has
been banned by the Democratic Gov
ernor of Texas, who declared in a public
address that it cugrht to attach itself to
the Republican party. These edicts of
excommunication will have to be an
nulled before we can acknowledge "The
Post's" right to celebrate Democratic
victories, either real or imaginary.
One swallow does not make a summer»
but one Senator at Albany makes a
A shock, something like a derange
ment of the order of the universe, is
caused by the announcement that Pro
fessor Burt G. Wilder is to retire from
active service at Cornell University and
become professor emeritus on a pension.
Professor Wilder has so long adorned
his chair that we had come to think of
him as a perpetual fixture, to whom
nature had granted "an equal date with
Andes and with Ararat."
Unfortunately, the question of what is
and what isn't an "appropriation" can
not be settled under either House or
If the appropriation already made by
Congress for raising the wreck of the
Maine is not sufficient it should be sup
plemented with another, as large as may
be necessary. The United States can
certainly afford to do that long neg
lected work and to do it as it ought to
The Chinese government purposes to
stick to schedule time in developing
constitutional system, showing a wis
dom which is auspicious of success.
"The Albany Journal" objects that the
conviction of grafters in the neighbor
ing town of Schenectady, which cost
$3,000, was "expensive." Still Schenec
tady will probably find it cheaper to
have its grafters in jail.
The popular conundrum of the day in
East Orange High School circles is.
When Is a class not a class? Answer,
When it calls' itself a club!
Only six days remain before the city
makes the experiment of a sane Fourth.
Doesn't the public believe in it enough
to support it with its pocketbook?
Making a success of the new plan is
"up to" the people.
TEE TALK OF THE DAY.
"The Lancet" admits that difficulties in
' connection with aero travelling are rapidly
being surmounted, but it points out that
even were they all disposed of a trip through
the air would still involve a good deal of
nerve. "The giddy height will have to be
faced, the sudden swoop down or rise up
ward, with its disagreeable effects for a
great many people, will have to be reck
oned with," says this British medical au
thority. "Seasickness is a terror to many
people, and the chances are that air sick
ness will be worse. Most persons, again,
have experienced the unpleasant feeling in
a lift when it commences its descent, or in
a swing when, like the pendulum, it swings
back. Not a few persons refuse to stand
close to the edge of a cliff or to trust them
selves to look down into a vaat chasm im
mediately beneath their feet owing to vague
feelings of giddiness, fears of falling aris
ing: out of a sense of a jeopardized equili
"How do you know they're married?"
"Can't you see? He's making her bait
her own fish hooks."— Detroit Free Press.
The cat will come back the old adage
— even if she has to us« Uncle Sam's
mail service to get home. This was proved
not long ago In the case of a valuable old
tabby belonging to The Tribune's mailing
room. Every newspaper mailing room in
the world has a cat — has to have, in fact,
| tto keep the rats which swarm about the
paste barrel in check. On a recent Sunday
morning, when the early mail for Boston
was being made up. The Tribune's puss
crawled into one of the great canvas bags.
Pouch and cat were ' thrown on a wagon
and then on a mall car at the Grand Cen
tral When puwsy woke up she was in
Boston. Some kind hearted railroader over
there took care of her for the da/, and at
night returned her t« the sack and shipped
her back to Park R«w. Eh© la now on th«
job again policing the basement.
New Thoughtist— Why, what's the mat
Old Thoughtiat— l've got a toothache.
New Thoughtist— Don't you know if you
had faith you wouldn't have that tooth
Old Thoughtist— Don't you know that if
you had this toothache you wouldn't have
any faith?— Cleveland Leader.
Nimble wits and a glib tongue frequently
save erring "coppers" on trial before - the
Deputy Commissioner at Headquarters.
Some of the "defences" put up by offend
ers are more Ingenious than convincing.
Not long ago a giant patrolman,, accused
of being about a quarter of a mile off his
beat, evolved this excuse: "You Bee, it
was like this, your honor: I was patrol
ling my post, when I thought I heard a
man up th» street railing Tire! Fire!' I
ran in the direction of Ice. sound, and,
•would you believe me, Mr. Commissioner,
there stood a fellow out on the sidewalk
trying to wake up a friend of his on the
second floor, and he was yelling with all
his might 'Meyer! Meyer!' M "Well, that's
,a brand new one," said the trial com
missioner, the suspicion of a smile cross
ing his face. "Complaint dismissed."
A SIMPLE REQUEST.
Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your
Make me a boy again, just for a night.
Give me a go at the food that they fry.
I jet me m.ike bold with a green apple pie.
Then let me sink to my innocent rest,
Free from all care as to what I digest.
Confident, even in moments of pain.
That mustard or ginger will soothe me
Fain would I seek with a Juvenile zest
The cupboard instead of the medicine
chest. ,'■'■ " "-.-'-'i}' l - ; .V
And drink from the spring where the
germs roam at will.
Instead of from crystal, drafts foaming or
Give "me' not wealth nor the badge of the
Nor a. °place on the platform, high over
But give me, oh. give me. my old appe-
Make^mTa boy again. Just^or a^ght!^
"Of course, we had to see the great
statue which was erected, on the Rhine to
commemorate the victory over the French
in 1570." writes an American from Ger
many "It is as much one of the sights of
the empire as the Invalldes is of Paris.
But we saw more than the Niederwald
denkmal-we saw the man who is in charge
of the Colossus, Feldwebellieutenant Ebert.
There is no such military title in our estab
lishment, for it means sergeant-lieutenant,
and is conferred, we were told, as a sort
of brevet on a non-commissioned officer.
Ebert has been in the service fifty years,
and his personality was doubly interesting
to us because of his resemblance to Gen
eral Fred D. Grant. He looks now as
Grant will when he has attained Ebert's
"De man dat puts his energies Into givin 1
advice." said Uncle Eben. "to like a pusson
dat 'ud rather lend out his lawn mower dan
cut his own grass."— Washington Star.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
CONTENT TO WORK 'EVERY DAY.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Why this howl about being deprived
of three days' vacation, enabling the labor
in? masses to yew the "finest"? I have
been working seven days per week every
week in the year for the last fifteen years
and, if I live, am likely to go on working
the same way, for all the aid or Influence
we may expect from the churches regard
ing Sunday labor. Do you ever hear a
howl from us— the railroad men? If we
don't like our job we can quit.
A. J. JOHNSON.
Irvington. N. V., June 24, 1910.
ADVICE TC THE PERSIANS.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In an article recently published in
the papers Dr. Erich Schmidt, the principal
of Berlin University, is quoted as referring
to "Xenophon's advice to the young, •Ride,
shoot and tell the truth.' "
This is not generally given as Xenophon's
advice to the young, but the quotation con
cerning the education of the Persians, i. c.,
"they instruct their sons in three things
only— to ride, to use the bow and to speak
the truth"— is so often attributed to Xeno
phon, even by educated men, that it seems
worth while to give the correct reference,
the passage in question is from Herodo
tus' s History, Book I, 136, and there is not.
I think, any similar passage in Xenophon.
Westhampton Beach, N. V., June 25, 1910.
ONE REPUBLICAN'S VIEW.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I observe just now a very pro
nounced disposition in some quarters to
magnify the doings of the Congress just
ended and to call attention to the fulfil
ment (?) of the platform pledges. As a
Republican, proud of the history and
achievements of the party, I would like
very much to join in the chorus, but am
quite unable to discover cause for undue
exultation. The chief pledge in our plat
form was tariff reform, but the bill passed
was a grievous disappointment to Mr. Taft,
who said, in substance, that it was the best
he could get from the attorneys of the spe
cial Interests. The ablest financiers in the
country, whose patriotism, honesty and
motives are unquestionable, present con
vincing arguments to show that the postal
savings bank bill is a measure of more
than doubtful wisdom. Again, how can a
Republican majority in Congress defend the
admission to the Union as states of New
Mexico and Arizona, two enormous terri
tories, with sparse populations, unless the
intent was to add a few more Democratic
Senators? One would naturally suppose
that the behavior of Oklahoma as a state
would discourage further experiments of
that sort. Do we need any more Haskells?
Do we need any more Senators? The bitter
experience of the past and present shows
that the Senate never has. does not now
and never will represent the people until
its members are chosen by popular vote,
instead of by state legislatures. As such
bodies are more easily manipulated than
large masses of voters, the only qualifica
tion required by a candidate is wealth. The
Tribune showed, in an editorial a short
time ago, that the House of Representa
tives several times unanimously passed res
olutions favoring this universally desired
change in the method of choosing- Senators,
but the Senate invariably defeated the at
tempt to secure such reform. I trust the
progressive Tribune will freely aid in
bringing about a change so necessary for
the purification of politics.
JOHN D KANE.
Cranford, N. J., June 27, 1910.
THE GUILDHALL. SPEECH.
To the Editor of The Tiibune.
Sir: Permit me, ad an American citizen,
born in Dublin when my parents were on a
trip to the old country, to reply to that
loyal British subject, H. T. Harrison, who
applauds Mr. Roosevelt's Guildhall speech.
That utterance of Mr. Roosevelt not only
indorses British rule in Egypt, but also th«
manner of its acquisition and retention; the
annexation of the Transvaal; the Irish Act
of Union in 1800, which Mr. Gladstone de
clared was obtained by force and fraud,
and the • "coercion act," which has been
continued in force from ISOO to 1910 in Ire
land. The manner in which he upholds vio
lence when deemed necessary would imply
an indorsement of all the horror* in Wex
ford in 1798. MICHAEL CORCORAN.
Brooklyn. June IM, 1910.
IF HANDS HAD BEEN KEPT OFF.
From The Buffalo Commercial.
•'Hands off!" cries Mr. Barnes, of Albany.
If the state machine had kept its hands off
the Legislature, the Hinman-Green bill
■would have been law months ago.
ELECTRICITY ON GRAND TRUNK.
From Th« Xenneb«o Journal.
There 1* a general dealr* on th« part of
th« timber land owner* of Main* that the
railroads use oil burning engine* on th«
division* through th* woodland territories.
In thia connection It Is interesting to note
that th« Grand Trunk is contemplating the
use of powerful electric . locomotives to
haul the trains of Its new line from Mon
treal to St. John through the virgin for
ests of New Brunswick. The source of
power for these machines, if they are adopt
ed, will be the great water power at Grand
Falls or gas-generated electricity made at
the great coal deposits of Grand Lake.
A POLITE MOB'S SLIGHT ERROR.
From The Washington Herald.
Once more the lynchers got the wrong
man in Florida. They did the lmndaome
thing, however; they apologized to the
widow for having hanged her husband by
WHISKEY AND FEUDS.
From The Trenton State Gazette.
Kentucky Is about to inaugurate a cam
paign of advertising. It has beea noted
for centuries for the production of a cer
tain article tbftt talk*, ._ .^, -
People and Social Incident*
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, June 17 -This was a strenu
ous day for President Taft. - The White
House was crowded with Senators and
Representatives who called to flay goodby
Mr Taft spent the afternoon on the Chevy
Chase golf links. He will leave for Beverly
The President called into conference Rep
resentative Alexander and Senator Nelson
to discuss the policy of future river and
harbor legislation. The conference lasted
an hour and a half.
Speaker Cannon, who called to say goodby
to the President, spoke optimistically of the
coming campaign and of the prospects of
Republican success at the polls next No-
Resident Taft promised Representative
J Hampton Moore that he would attend the
Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association
convention at Providence on September 2.
Mr Taft has also consented to review a pa
rade of battleships and other vessels at
Narragansett Pier the next day. If this part
of the programme of the association Is car
John Barrett, director of the Bureau of
American Republics, called with Justice
J. W. Gerard, of New York, whom Presi
dent Taft has selected as one of the civil
delegates of the United States to the cen
tennial Independence celebration of Mexico
Representative Slsson presented a long
petition for the pardon of the postmaster
of Granada. Miss., who was convicted of
misappropriating postofflce funds.
Senator Curtis discussed Kansas appoint
ments, and Representatives McKinney, Ro
denberg and Mann discussed Illinois ap
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, who
are now at their country place on Long
Island, will go to Newport at the end of
the week, to remain until the international
polo matches at the Meadow Brook Club,
on Long Island, at the end of August. They
expect to go abroad In September for an
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson have
gone to Dark Harbor. Me., for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ledyard Stevens are booked
to sail for Europe to-day. Their eon-ln-law
and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. JohD De Koven
bowen. who were married last Thursday in
old St. Mark's Church, in the Bouwerle.
leave here for the other side to-morrow, to
remain until Easter.
General and Mrs. J. Fred Plerson wil
leave town to-day for Newport to spend the
Mrs. Ogden Goelet. who has been abroad
for several months, sailed from Liverpool
for New York on Friday, and Is iue In New
York at the end of the week. Shortly after
her arrival here she will go to Newport for
Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan Is booked to sail
for Europe on Saturday week.
Announcement has been made of th© en
gagement of Miss Annan Dillon Rlpley.
daughter of Mrs. Sidney Dillon Ripley and
granddaughter of the late Henry B. Hyde.
to Count Pierre Devlel Cartel, of Paris.
Miss Ripley was introduced to society over
three years ago and has spent much of her
time since then abroad.
Mr. and Mrs. William Douglas Sloane.
who arrived from Europe on Friday, left
the city yesterday for their villa at Lenox,
where they will spend the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. William V. B. Kip have left
town for Spring Lake. N. J.. to pass the
Mr. and Mrs. William Lanman Bull are
booked to sail for Europe to-c!ay to remain
abroad for several weeks.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Newport, June 27. — A lawn party has been
pU.nned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss at
her summer estate. Hammersmith Farm,
for Friday afternoon. Mrs. Cornelius Van
derbllt has planned her first dinner of the
season at Beaulieu for Saturday evening.
Registered at the Casino to-day were Mrs.
William Grosvencr, Pennington Pearson,
Oliver Harrlman, W. H. Appleton, W. Bar
clay Parsons, Miss Lucy Brown and El
br dge T. Cherry.
Dr. David L. Haight, of New York, Is a
gt.est of Captain Lloyd Phenlx on his
steam yacht Intrepid.
NEW CHAFER FOR TRINITY
To Be Erected in Churchyard as
Memorial to Dr. Dix.
The vestr> nen of Trinity Church have
decided upon ererttng a chapel on the north
side of the chancel of Old Trinity as a
memorial to Dr. Dix, who for forty-six
years was rector of Trinity Church.
The chapel will be lined with stone, and
will resemble as closely as possible the
architecture of the church itself, of which
it will be a part. It will extend thirty feet
or more into the historic old graveyard and
will seat forty persons. The entrance to
the chapel will be in the north porch.
Not only will it serve as a fitting me
morial to Dr. Dix. but It will be of great
service in the carrying on of the work of
Trinity as the early daily celebrations of
Holy Communion will be conducted in It,
aa well as weddings, funerals, etc.. thus
relieving the church, which is taxed to
the utmost during the entire year.
The new chapel will also be the reposi
tory of the large number of historical tab
lets and monuments, including the tomb of
Bishop Onderdonk, now in the north porch
of the church. These are now hidden
away in the sacristy for want of a better
place for them. In the memorial chapel
they will always be on view. The plans
for the chapel are being drawn up by
Thomas Xash, of Xo. 1170 Broadway. The
work of construction will probably be start
ed some time In the fall.
HOME MISSIONARY NEEDED.
From The Philadelphia Press.
Colonel Bryan over in Scotland is getting
off some very eloquent talks in behalf of
universal peace. Colonel Bryan's party in
Pennsylvania is greatly In need of some
thing of that kind just this blessed minute.
NEW YORK FROM THE SUBURBS.
Carnegie can't get Brown University to
take any of his money. In order to rid
himself qf It he may yet be compelled
to live in a New York Cleveland
It makes citizens of New York tired
thoroughly when the idea of an exposition
for that city is proposed. The town Is
bigger all the time than any show that
can be contrived.— Buffalo News.
The elephant* In the New York Zoo
have become erased with. the heat, they
say. It Im JIT* to think that New Yort
is hotter than the Jungle—Washington
N> f^ Toi iM lc «. dealer has been prose
cuted for selling ice on Sunday for the
use of some sick babies. Wouldn't that
jar you?» No one ever heard of any dif
ficulty In getting ice fcr combination with
the suave Julep.-PhP.adelphia Time*.
New York has a spasm of economy The
superintendent of buildings has tired four
teen scrubwomen. It is now reported that
clerks getting only $4,000 or $3,000 ■ year
may be reduced to no more than two or
three times what they are worth. -Syracuse
Th t ft Side in New York is sup-
MMd to be the MM un-Ameriran locality
w J», hl3^ mu3t b6 a mistake. E.
«if r*r' i w . u° knOWS Shakespeare him
self, reports that the East Side knows
m ro a e d^ a °v Ut 7 hat Shakespeare means than
Broadway does. if they "know their
fliA?i£T</t. a ii f B A othern thinks, the East
Mrs. William S. Patten, of. Boston; Mr. :
and Mra. Forsythe Wlckes, of X<ror York"
and Mrs. Benjamin F. Clyde and Mr. and
Mrs. George McFadden, of Brvn Mawr, ar»'
expected this week. Mrs. Emlle Brugu!#r»
and Louis Brugulere are expected tack
from Europe soon, and Mrs. Ellen French
Vanderbilt will return from abroad next
Mr. and Mrs. T. Shaw Safe have <one to
'their farm at East Greenwich.
Commodore and Mrs. Arthur Cnrtl3»
James sailed for New York to day on th«
Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. C. Taylor &r«
going abroad next week, to remain untfl
Arleigh, the summer home of Mr. and
Mrs. James B. Haggln. Is being prepared
Miss Mabel Gerry has returned from a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne Whit
ney at their Long Island home.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hlllhou3e. of New
York, are guests of Rear Admiral and Mrs.
French E. Chad wick.
Mrs. Augustus Jay returned, from New
York this evening.
William K. Thorn is a guest of Edward
IN THE BERKSHIRES.
[By Telegraph to The Trftxise.l
Lenox, June 27. — Mrs. Hamilton ITcIC
Twombly Is a guest of her daughter, lira.
William A. M. Burden, at DeepUene.
Mrs. Guy Murchle, of Boston, and Miss
L. B. Trowbrldge. of "ew York, are visiting
Oscar laslgl at Clovercroft. In StockbrWge.
Mayor and Mrs. Fitzgerald, of Boston,
accompanying a party of Boston official*,
arrived at Red Lion Inn to-night.
M 133 Kate Cary, who has been In Wash
ington, has returned to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Fahnestock wers
hosts at dinner to-night at Bel Air villa.
Miss Charlotte Barnes will Join her par
ents. Captain and Mrs. John 9. Barnes, ia
Mr. and Mrs. Peyton J. Van Rensselaer
have gone to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berry and Mr. and
Mrs. Carroll Berry, who were week-end
guests of Mrs. John Sloane, returned M
New York to-day.
Mrs. John Sloane has gone to New Yonc
She will be a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Will
lam Griswold at Greenwich. Conn.
Senator W. Murray Crane arrived In Dal
ton from Washington to-night.
Mrs. Charles Carroll Jackson has Issued
cards for luncheon at the club cottage on
Miss Antoinette W. Martin entertained at
bridge at the Curtis Hotel to-night.
Mrs. H. A. Lamb. Miss Almee Lamb and,
Thomas Lamb have gone to Boston.
Mrs. Samuel Hill and J. N- B. Hill have
returned to Washington. The Hill villa
will not be opened this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. David C. Halsted. M:.-3
Julia W. Coles, of Glen Cove, Long Island,
and Miss Carpenter, of Plainfield. N. J.,
are motoring in the Berkshires.
Miss Helen A. Bangs, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. L. Bolton Bangs, of New TorX
who will be married to-morrow at her fath
er's country place, Manatuck Farm, in
Stockbridge, to John Nevin Sayre, a Har
vard divinity student, gave a large dinner
to-night at Manatuck Farm for the brides
maids, best man and ushers at the wedding
and the young people of Stockbrldsre.
Mrs. C. C. Lee, of Washington, to-da^
leased the Tanner villa, In StockbrtdS"
Road. Mrs. Lee has been joined here br
her daughter. Miss Lee.
Miss Mabel Hance. who has been a guest
of Mrs. Charles L. Lamont and Mrs. James
R. Jesup, has returned to New York.
At the Maplewood, In Pittsfield. are Mr?.
J. C. H. Tupper. W. F. Tupper, Miss Cecilia
T-upp«r and Mrs. Walter Shrtver, ■->; New-
York, and Mr. and Mrs. John F. Morrel!.
of Beverly. N. J.
The marriage of Miss Theodora L. Porn
eroy and Philip Weston will take place in
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, in Pltts2e!d,
on Thursday evening at 6 :30 o'clock. Miss
Pomeroy's maid of honor will be her sister.
Miss Eleanor Pomeroy. Her bbridesmaida
are to be Miss Jessie Pomeroy Bishop, »jf
Chicago: Miss Carmen E. M. Martinez, of
New York; Miss Eleanor McCarter, of
Newark, and Miss Harriet McClure, of
Chicago. Donald M. Weston, of Califor
nia, will act as best man, and the usher*
will be H. Kendall Wassen, of Indianapolis :
Charles D. Rafferty. of Pittsburg: Harold
Vedder, of New York : Charles K. Crane, of
Dalton. and Charles H. Wilson and Brenton
C. Pomeroy, of Pittsfield. Mr. and Mrs. Hea
ry W. Bishop have Issued Invitations for a
dinner on Wednesday evening compliment
ary to Miss Pomeroy and Mr. Weston-
MORSE ART OBJECTS SOLD
Total for Three Days Between
$70,000 and $75,000. .-?;
When the last lot— some richly bocnl ;
volumes— been sold by Augustus W. -_
Clarke in the library of the C- W. Horse -J
house on Fifth avenue yesterday it was
found that between 570.0C0 and JT5.000 had _.
been realized from the three days' sale of
the art objects and furnishings. The high- ,
est price obtained yesterday was fI.M -
which was paid by Mrs. Bird for a Loul* :
XV sofa. in carved mercury git and ea- *
amel, with floral panels of Aubusson tap- .
estxy. An arm chair and three other chair* ,
were included in this suit.
The house was tilled with eager bidders r
and buyers during the final hours of th* r
sale. The billiard table with its accessories
was sold for T-' a to a Mr. Shaekleton. ■> '■ *".
Mrs. C. M. BOM* bought for 5*73 a large
old rose carpet, woven in one piece, which ,
was made to order for Mrs. Morse. Mrs. -
Bastido was the purchaser, for $573, of a
solid mahogany, satin lined case filled with
silver, and she also obtained, for IBM •
royal Kerxnanshah carpet, with seven out- .;.
side borders. J. S. Murphy paid £13 for an, £
antique silk rug.
PHILADELPHIA OPBEA PLASB
Hammerstein's House Will Be Kno^o
as the Metropolitan.
[Ey Telegraph to The Tribune]
; Philadelphia. June 27.— After a conference
this afternoon between E. T. StotesSury.
owner of the Philadelphia Opera House,
and Andreas Dippel. the Impresario, an
nouncement was made that the house wM
hereafter be known is th« Metropolitan
Opera House. Mr. Billl v " act as ui
rector. and almost the entire slnsins: ag
gregation of the old Hammerstein force*
and also of the Metropolitan Opera Com
pany, together with those of the Boston
Opera Company and the Philadelphia-Chi
cago Opera Company and a batch • nevr
singers, will be heard here the coming sea
Mr. Dippel said that Cleofonte Ca=?**
nanl. who did so much to build ejt-J
Hammersteln forcea. had been en***** as
general musical director, and Fernaßd -*>
roan*, for years reglsseur *ar.*ra. c t-
Royal Opera. Covent Garden. London, as^
formerly with Maurice Grau. would be ■■•
eral stage director.
Ten weeks of grand opera will be fi»\«
,in Chicago end tr'n weeks in V.v.s c\ty. ■ '
■stead of twenty we?l;s here, as ir. P™
years. Fifty performances •••' -" *' .
here, forty-two by th? phi'culeJp^- 1 -™;*"
company and eight by the Metropoataa
Opera Company of New York.
REAL ELASTIC CURRENCY. •
From The Rochester Post-Express.
The man who cut up five bills and pleeg
them together so as to make six bag J
a perverted Idea of -what constitute- ft
elastic currency that he nas r-fctm *° ,
penitentiary for three years to gtT« «*»
opportunity to revise hIM view*