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SUNDAY. Jl'XB 10. 1900.
THE XEWS THIS MORNING.
FOREIGN.— The crisis in China Is becoming
more acute, and intervention by the Powers Is
considered necessary to restore order; the Im
perial Government in an edict severely censured
General Nieh for killing Boxers, and ordered
his troops to retire from the scene of the dis
orders: the excitement in Japan over the pro
posed sending of Russian troops to Peking Is
increasing. Boer raiders have cut Lord
Roberts'e communications north of Kroonstad;
strong British reinforcements have been dls
patched to the scene from Bloemfonteln. •
General Flo del Pllar, the Filipino leader, was
captured at San Pedro Macati, Luzon, by na
tive Manila police. assisted by a detachment of
the 21st Infantry. ===== The Peary Arctic
steamer Windward has completed repairs at St.
Johns. N. F.. and. after taking on supplies at
Sydney. C. 8.. will sail about July 1 for the
Far North to meet Peary. ===== Flames In an oil
refinery In Hamburg did extensive damage.
- Two people were killed and thirteen
■wounded by an explosion In Oporto, Portugal.
: ■■■■ The managers of the Savoy Hotel gave a
banquet to Sir Henry Irving in London, Am
bassador Choete ! • '::;. ens of the speakers. =■-=
Ambassador White declined to dlecuss the men
tion of his name In connection with the Repub
lican nomination for the Vlce-Fre?!dency. =r^rr
The Rev. Henry Hoeller. of Cincinnati, was ap
pointed Reman Catholic Bishop of Columbus,
Ohio, by the Pope. = ~ The President of Brazil
may abandon his proposed Journey to Argentina.
DOMESTIC— The qualifications of various
candidates for the Vice-Presidency were dis
cussed In a conference at the White House be
tween the President and Messrs. Hanna and
Meat, the President expressing no preference for
any particular candidate; Senator Hanna Is to
lie chairman of the National Committee again. If
Ms health will permit. ===== The President will
probably appoint Representative De Vries. of
California, a member of the Board of General
Appraisers, in place of W. D. Bynum, whose
nomination was rejected by the Senate. —==:
Admiral Kemrilt is to be reinforced at Taku,
China, by the Nashville and the Monocacy. ■■ ■ -
A loving cup was prep^nted by Philadelphia Re
publican chits to Richard -Kerens, National
Committeeman from Missouri, because of his
vote la favor of the Convention in that city.
Detroit honored Admiral Dewey with a
marine display and land parade.. ■ The
battleships Indiana and Massachusetts took on
coal at Hampton Roads, preparatory to going to
Newport. — -m-— The Princeton, baseball team de
feated Yale on th« former's grounds by a score
of ." to 4, and Harvard won from Pennsylvania
by a soon of 6 to 1.
CITY. — Stocks were weak and lower. ==
Winners at <sravep»r.d: Plcardy, Prince of Mel
bourne. Prince Charles, Parmatian, Phllae, York
shire Boy. = Mayor Van Wyck in Part I,
Supreme Court, Brooklyn, admitted that ho
owned over four thousand shares In the Ameri
can Ice Company; his story of how he acquired
it was contradicted by Carroll, Morse and Gel
sheaea. =rr_-n. Oorporatfoa Counsel Whalen gave
an opinion maintaining that the city had the
right to acquire any water plant for public pur
- A trolley car in Tonkers dashed
down a hill, jumped the track and ploughed
= A census enumerator wae
assaulted by a woman, and a warrant was
issued for her arrest. — There was more
ia;k about th*> possibility of nominating Roose
velt for the Vice-Presidency. , It was said
that Judge Van Wyck. In view of Ice Trust
disclosures, might withdraw as a deiegatc-at
large to Kan=a= City. . , - Twelve hundred
Italian immigrants were detained on a steam
ship, pending the giving of a bond for their
possible return to Europe.
THE WEATHER- Forecast for to-day: Fair.
The temperature yesterday. Highest, 80 de
grees; lowr-f-t, 07; average, 73%.
The Tribune will be mailed, daily and
Sunday, to any address in the country for
a dollar a month. Address changed as
often as desired.
Any newsdealer 'will supply The Tribune
in response to a regular order.
TEE GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI.
It is more and more generally assumed and
freely said that Governor Stephens'* aversion
la calling out State troops for the restoration of
order in St. Louis proceeds from a fear that
political injury to himself and his party would
result. His reply to urgent appeals has been
that he was not convinced of the inability of
the local authorities to deal effectively with the
dangerous and disgraceful condition of affairs
In the chief city of the State. Yet every day for
more than a month the fact has stared him in
the face that lawlessness was rampant and
riotous in St. Louis, and that virtually nothing
was being done to Improve the situation.
Acts of violence were committed in the very
first hours of the strike, and. as was inevitable,
things have gone steadily from bad to worse,
until the whole community Is in terror. During
the last few days. In addition to all the. famil
ix proceedings of a reckless, unchecked mob,
•omen have been subjected to shameful indig
itles—stripped, beaten, daubed with paint,
•jnted naked through the streets. The posse
ardlly enrolled by the Sheriff has shown Itself
to be a wellnigh worthless agency for the en
forcement of the law, and only In the Executive
Office does there seem to be a shadow of doubt
remaining that troops are required to restore
peace and order.
If Governor Stephens Is afraid, whom is he
af ."id of? The leaders of the strike have de
<•;. Mi that they and their followers are taking
no part in the rioting, and have emphatically
condemned the atrocities perpetrated on women.
It I* true that they have laid themselves under
t»uui<l<ion of insincerity, to pay the very ].•.-( st*
by Their neglect to give the slightest help to
the authorities, but they have verbally put
tbpmsc-lves on record as enemies of disorder. Is
tlie Governor afraid to take them at their word
r.nd put them to the proof? Or Is he afraid of
the ordinarily turbulent and criminal elements
ct the population — of the thieves. Incendiaries
and murderers? Is that the class he dreads to
J offend end hopes to conciliate?
If the Governor at Missouri knew to a cer
tainty that a resolute, unhesitating employment
of lawful force to quell lawless violence would
defeat his party at the next election, he would
hare only a contemptible excuse for refusing to
do his duty But he has no such assurance.
, The active scoundrels and their supposed eyin
patblzers whom he appears to hold In awe are
a small minority or tlie people. The great ma
jority, appreciating the indispensable necessity
of preserving the peace and despising a moral
coward, would inevitably applaud a vigorous
assertion of his authority. When and where
was a contrary hypothesis ever established in
this country If self-interest is Governor
Htephens's controlling motive, he is making a
wretched mistake. He Is making ■ wretched
mistake whatever his controlling motive may be.
OI'R INVOCENT MAYOR.
Forced iuto the corner, Mayor Van Wyck ad
mits that he owns Ice Trust stock, and h large
amount of it. But for a m.in who was so smart
about knowing a "good thing" he displays the
most astonishing ignorance of the trust. Stock
gamblers doubtless often buy or bet on listed
stocks of estahllßhed corporations without
knowing the details of the business they repre
sent, but to believe that an intelligent man like
the Mayor put §2f>»»,<KMi of cash and notes into
a new concern Just being organized without
even knowing where it was to operate taxes
credulity.
Yet the innocent Mayor tells us that he did
not know the company was to carry on business
in New-York. He understood it was to operate
in Baltimore, Washington and the South! But
nobody else was so unsuspecting. The Mayor's
first stock was acquired, we believe, on April
20, is;i!>. with an innocence childlike and bland
of all Intention on the part of his friend, Mr.
Morse, to invade the metropolis. Yet on March
1"-' th" newspapers announced the incorporation
in New-Jersey of the American ice Company
and discussed the public rumor that It was to
absorb the Knickerbocker and Consolidated
companies and enter the local field, as it did in
due time. It is perfectly evident that such an
arrangement was the plan from the start. The
Mayor himself says he was very close to Mr.
Morse, yet he asks people to believe that he
never suspected what Mr. Morse intended to
do. what he did do. and what It was publicly
talked he would do long before the Mayor made.
Ilia blind plunge of $250,000. Doubtless the
Police Commissioners permit pretty stiff gam
bling in this town, but we don't believe the
Mayor gambles in the dark to that extent.
The published transcript of th» American Ice
Company's stock book shows that the Mayor
acquired blocks of stock on June 14 and again
on July 8. 1899. Yet on July Ci the newspapers
chronicled the acquisition by the American Ice
Company of the Consolidated and Knicker
bocker companies and announced that the Amer
ican company would operate In this city. Yet
the Mayor never suspected! He was doubtless
too busy looking after the affairs of the city,
and had no time to think of that little $250,000
dyer. Perhaps he was seeing that his subordi
nate* did their duty, looking after the Dock De
partment, for instance. He is a businesslike
Mayor, who attends strictly to his duties, to be
sure. Nevertheless, though it was a matter of
record In the report of the Dock Board that the
Mayor's company leased docks from the city, he
never knew it. He never read the report of one
of the chief departments of the city for the con
duct of which he Is responsible. He hasn't
time, he says, to read all the volumes that are
submitted to him. Wonderful luck, not likely
to happen more than once In a hundred years,
that a Mayor so devoted to business and poking
up of his subordinates with a sharp stick should
Just by chance have failed to learn anything
about the docks -when the slightest attention to
the subject would have given him the knowl
edge which it Is now his refuge not to possess!
By the way. It is curious how some men can
go through life untouched by facts about them.
The Mayor nsed to give evidence of sensitive
knowledge of complaints against Tammany, and
It might be thought that complaints about Tam
many favoritism of certain ice companies were
frequent enough under Grant and Gilroy and
under himself for him at least to have learned
that the great Ice companies leased piers from
the city. But no. Ho never knew It, or if he
heard of It, thought it was some reformer's
libel, and with clear conscience bought ice com
pany stock. He probably supposed that the ice
wan brought here by balloon! And as for the
city's purchasing ice with his knowledge from
his company, perish the thought! He knew
there was no need. His own cold cheek could
furnish all the refrigeration the city officially
required.
THE RFRTXO OF WOO.
We trust it has not escaped the appreciative
attention of our readers that we have had in
this closing year of the century ono of the
most remarkable springs within the recollection
of the "oldest inhabitant" The fact has, of
course, been most pate_nt to dwellers in tho
suburbs and the rural region round about thin
city, though it should have been quite evident
to all who have visited our larger urban parks.
To those. >rtio havo had opportunity and inclina
tion to observe not only the general fact but
also its many detailed phases there has been
pueh a ministry of delight as comes not often in
a single human lifetime. It may be that the
weather Is a banal theme, the comparison of
climatic records a weariness to the flesh, and
an appeal to the memory of the "oldest inhabi
tant" the merest vanity of vanities. Yet at the
risk of challeuglng one and all of such re
proaches, the spring of 1000 must be regarded
as one of all but unique interest.
It began — we speak of It, of course, as it was
developed In this city and its immediate en
viron*— exceptionally late. Woods, fields and
gardens seemed to lag far behind the calendar.
It was a case of winter not merely lingering in
the lap of spring, but occupying the whole
chair, while the seasonable claimant thereto
waited somewhere behind the scenes. But when
nt last spring opened tt did so with a rush. The
germination and the foliation of two weeks
wore done In one. The world seemed given up
to hothouse forcing. And before men were fair
ly dune lamenting the backwardness of the sea
son they were remarking upon It h forwardness
with wonder and admiration. Seldom ban such
a phenomenon been seen of natural processes
catching up with and actually outstripping
then. selves.
And then with what a profusion of leaves
nnd flowers did the spnson at last assert Itself!
Seldom have the trees of forest and wayside
teemed so literally burdened with foliage.
Never before were the apple orchards more like,
drifts and billows of scented snow. The dog
wood scattered on the hillsides and through
every grove flaunted its pink and green and
white more abundantly nnd more persistently
than ever before. One could almost forgive tho
horse chestnut Its untidiness, no mnny and so
large were its bloomy clusters. The stately
whitewoods seemed to have lifted whole tulip
fields Into midnir, whllo the purple, of the wis
taria tinged nil the world with "Imperialistic"
hueß. As for the violets of wood nnd field, the
wild geraniums that make every roadside beau
tiful, and the thousand ofher flowers of herb
and shrub and tree, they have seemed to claim
this last spring of the century as conspicuously
.-Hid most prodigally their own.
Xor linn the nppenl been rmly to the senses
of sight and ("inell. Scarcely In this generation
hns the ear been ravished with so mnny and so
sweetly varied songs of birds. Whatever be the
r-ausp— we are glnd to attribute It lnrgely to the
operation of protective laws— there hns this
yerir been a remarkable Immigration of song
birds to this region, and an equally notable in
crease ol.' the confidence with which they ap
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JUNE 10. 1900.
proach man's dwellings. The Baltimore and
orchard oriolos, thr various native sparrows,
the wren*. The thrushes and tho incomparable
blackbird have nil returned to the haunts of
years ago, a.s though the savagery of man had
never exiled them. There iw, in brief, n loveli
ness of sight and sound throughout the natural
world this spring that u.ust make U*oo a mem
<>raH» year to all who have the priceless facul
tiea of observation and appreciation. It would
be Idle to prognosticate the Bummer and autumn
from the spring; but whatever they may be,
they can scarcely make the century's final year
other than one of beauty and of grateful mem
ory.
PLATT AND QUIGO.
A considerable amount of contemporaneous
human interest attaches to Mr. Platt's recent
panegyric on Mr. Quigg, whether It be regarded
as a token of pure benevolence toward a states
man about to undergo a partial though perma
nent eclipse or as a notice 10 the public that the
obscuration is to be merely technical and tem
porary. According to Mr. Platt, nothing is too
good for Mr. Quigg. He is amply entitled to
CESt his eyes over the field of patronage nnd
preferment still belonging to the Republican
organisation, and if be sees anything that looka
as if it would suit him to ask for it. "His man
agement of tiie affairs of the party," declares
bis eulogist, "has been most etlirlent and satis
factory. 1 have indorsed and approved every
'act of Mr. Qulgg as president of the County
"Committee."
The capacity of mankind for being surprised
is remarkable. Doubtless there are persons who
would experience a feeling of astonishment If
they were suddenly Informed that the sun is a
source of light and heat, that two and two make
four, that the whole Is greater than a part, that
an elephant differs In several respects from a
baboon and that Julius CH-sar has gone over to
the majority. Hut we* are convinced there Is
not the slightest danger that anybody will be
startled Into convulsions by Mr. Platt's avowal
that he has Indorsed and approved all of Mr.
Qulgg's official acts. Indeed, he could not rea
sonably have expected to produce a sensation if
be bad declared that he Invented them, Mr.
Quigg's capacity for originating many of the
policies which he has pursued being extremely
doubtful, though be limm at times been magnani
mous enough to Rceept full responsibility for
the trickery and foolishness of his adminis
tration.
Thus last September, in accepting a re-elec
tion as president of the County Committee, Mr.
<iui«sr said: "I am willing to acknowledge that
"I know a great deal more now than I did two
"years ago." And he added a few days later, at
a meeting of the City Committee: "There is an
"anti-Tummany majority In this city. We had
"It two years ago. We dissipated it among
"several candidates. We fooled away our opj>or
"tunity. Ix>ts of people say it was our fault.
"Some, and 1 dare say they are very numerous,
"say that the direst responsibility was mine. I
"am afraid that is true." if Mr. Quigg remem
bers that cand'd and becoming confession he
may not derive unalloyed delight from Mr.
Plan's announcement thnt his management of
the affairs of the party bus been "moat •-ill<-!.*rit
and satisfactory," thmigh he must admit that
Mr. Platt hns done the rather handsome thing
by him, after all, in proclaiming his own
approval and Indorsement of the monumental
selfishness and treachery which turned the gov
ernment of the consolidated city over t<> Tnm
raany Hall.
FOR SV&MER NOMADS AM) OTHERS.
This is the time of y.-ar when a strong vari
ance appears In man's domesticity. There is
scarcely one bo home loving Mint lie- we sny
"he" Reneiiefllly, meaning man, woman and
child— -does not at this Mason desire to forsake
his home. It may be for the summer. It inny
bo for a few weeks. It may be for only a day.
It may be for rest, for health, for pleasure, for
sightseeing, for new society, or fur any of a
dozen other reasons. He may wish to visit the
mountuins or the seashore, the lakes or the
springs, the brilliant and crowded resorti of
fashion or the quiet jind seclusion of a "lodge
In some vast wilderness." But whntever be Urn
Impulse, and wherever the goal, the Red Gods
are calling, and man must answer them.
The sulx»tantlal universality of this periodical
nomadism, which Is so dominant from the sum
mer solstice to the autumnal equinox, invests
with something more than a commercial Interest
the phenomenal display which Is to lm seen this
morning In The Tribune's Hummer Resort Sup
plement. Since years ago this paper has been the
established and recognized medium through
which the proprietors of desirable hummer re
sorts make their accommodations known. In
■which the nomadic multitude seeks information
and direction, and In which all seek news of all
That Is going on, whether of the development of
new resorts, the progress of old ones or the
varied doings of the dwellers in them. If
to-day our summer home directory, gazetteer,
encyclopaedia, quito outdoes even itself In
copiousness and variety, that Is partly because
of the steady growth of Tho Tribune In favor
At both ends of the process of demand and sup
ply, and partly because of the increasing ability
of the American people In these prosperous
years to gratify their love of summer outings—
conditions both of them to us profoundly pleas
ing.
The many broad pages of this morning's
paper which are devoted to this seasonable
feature are cordially to be commended to every
render. They are, of course, Invaluable to thoso
who are seeking summer homes, as tht»y have
long realized; whether It be to lease a mansion
or a cottage, to engage a suite of rooms at some
palatial hotel or a single room In some slmplo
farmhouse. The range, the variety, the number
of the places represented In our columns ar»>
unrivalled and unprecedented; the only limit
and the only uniformity of them being In the
fact that they are all good and trustworthy.
Hut even those few who do not expect to mi
grate, oven for a day, and those who already
have their summer homes selected and secured,
will find these pages scarcely less fascinating
as a contemporaneous picture of an Important
phase of American life and enterprise and as a
graphic record of the Nation's social and do
mestic development.
PAYING THE WAX BILLS.
The South African war Is not yet ended, but
It lfl near enough to Its end to make the ques
tion of the payment of Its bills a pertinent one..
It Is a one sided question, relating solely to the
British expenses. The P.oers have made no
foreign loans. They have largely paid their
way with gold taken from other men's mine*.
There ha» been the most remarkable example
on record of one belligerent financing its mili
tary operations out of the pockets of the other.
Bui Great Britain has bad to p»y her war bills
8t the expense of her own treasury, and she will
eiped a goodly indemnity for so doing. Her
totaJ war bill will certainly be as much as
1400,000,600, and may be f900.000.000. A part
oJ that will be borno by herself and her colo
nies, for TJhlch she will deem herself repaid by
the acquisition ol new territory. But beyond
doubt she will charge a part, probably half,
BfßlMt her new colonies- -the former Boer
States which provoked and began the war
If we estimate the total debt at the lower of
the two figures mentioned and the new colonies'
share of it at one-half there will be J«;:>no.o<>0,000
for the Orange Riv.-t Colony and the Transvaal
to pay. li will noi, of course, havo to be paid
In full at once. The British Government will
issue consols to cover It. and will charge their
Interest and gradual amortization against the
colonies. It is suggested, moreover, that the
amount be divided into two, each to be collected
in its own way. For example, $12o,0(X>,00*i
might he "harped against the general revenues
of the colonies and the remaining $75,000,00<>
against special classes of taxpayers. With tho
line security offered such a loan could probably
be floated at 2^ per cent, and certainly at 3
per c^nt. At ihe latter figure there would be
$0,000,000 a year to pay for interest. That
Should be easily met by the colonies. The
yearly revenue of the Transvaal has been about
$25,000,000, of which vast sums have heen spent
ir. military works or corruptly squandered.
Moreover, large sources of legitimate revenue
have been neglected or deliberately abandoned
to favored corporations. In the Orange State
the revenue has been smaller and better admin
istered, hut the State railroad system Is enor
mously profitable, nnd might easily be made to
pay $1,000,000 a year net. An honest and pru
dent administration of the two colonies should
easily be able to meet tlie Interest charges, and
more, without laying a penny of additional
burden upon the people.
So much for the general charge of $8,760,000
a.galnst the entire revenues of the States. The
remaining $2,250,000 may be charged against all
property owners, whether of mines, farms,
houses, CRttle or what not. British subjects at
the time of the war and those who refrained
from taking part in or aiding tlie Boer cam
paign would, of course, be exempted. Tills
would, Ju brief, l>e a special charge against the
belligerent Boers to make them pay a share of
the coet of subduing them. Beyond doubt, such
:in exaction would cause dissatisfaction and
protests. Yet It would be in strict accord with
the practice of nations. The rule Is for the
beaten nation. If it retains its sovereignty, to
pay an indemnity to the victor, as France di<l to
Germany nnd Turkey to Russia and Greece to
Turkey. In case thn sovereignty of the van
quished be subverted and its territory confis
cated, Whatever Indemnity the victor may claim
above tbo value of the territory acquired must
be levied against the lately belligerent people
themselves. In such a settlement of this <■.!>-••
as we have outlined Great Britain would bo
accepting the territory of the two Suites as pay
ment of half the Indemnity and letting 662-3
por cent of the remainder be paid out of what
will be her own revenues, and would be exact-
Ing only S3 1-8 per cent of that half, or only
10 2-3 per cent n{ the whole, from the lately
belligerent people. It would not be easy to
demonstrate that such action was much like
spoliation.
Many Immigrants have come to this port of
late who ,irr> regarded as auspicious cases, of
doubtful fitness for admission. There Is always
one safe rule to apply to them: In rase of
doubt, reject them.
There 1* one sure way in whlr-h the fine trees
on Broadway could be preserved when the rapid
transit tunnel If constructed. That la by mak
ing the tunnel as a tunnel, according to the
Greathead system, and not as an open ditch
afterward to be roofed over. And that method
of operation would have other advantages, too,
benid« that of savin* thousands of trees.
The rural horse Is going through a primary
rourse of education In the matter of automobiles,
ami is gradually getting used to then-., as he
formerly did to the bicycle. But his first lm
presHions of the vehicle are more lively than
reasonable, and runaways and upsets are dally
recorded In a 'considerable aKgregate of num
bers. Hut at rati» the "autoti" are coming In
all over the country, the rustle American horse
Will BOOH become, used to them, as his city cous
ins nave already <?r>rt»«. As th» new turnout has
coma to stay, the horse everywhere will have to
fret accustomed to It. no matter how unfavorable
his orlcir.nl Impressions.
Subscriptions for the Naval Arch, which would
wondrously adorn this city, languish grievously.
Hut the work of transforming the fence around
the old Fifth Avenue Reservoir Into a thing of
horror and disgust goes merrily on.
The. granting of only thirty-eight medical de
frr»es by New-York University at its commence
ment last week. Instead of the much greater
number usually put forth by It from what Is on*
of the foremost medical colleges of this < ountry,
is a timely reminder of the progress of medical
education in the state of New-York. This tem
porary falling off In the number of university
graduates in due to the coming into force of the
four years' course. The Medical Department of
Columbia University is also now on the four
years' basis, and It Is presumable that all other
reputable medical colleges In the State will fol
low the example of these leaders. This raises
the Interesting question whether a four years"
course diploma ought not to be hereafter re
quired of every medical licentiate In New-York.
It would scarcely be fair to the New-York ool
ienf-s to l»ave them open to the rivalry of insti
tutions elsewhere which have not so lonjr nor so
thorough courses of study. These New-York
colleges have done a splendid thing for the
medical profession and for the public welfare In
Increasing the length of the course an.l raising
the standard of scholarship, and they have done
it without pecuniary gain, perhaps with some
loss, to themselves. They certainly should be
protected In their advanced standing, so far as
It Is In the power of the State to do it.
The amazing statement Is made that th»»re Is
apparently nothing to Interfere with Delaware's
producing the largest crop of peaches known In
many years. And all danger of frost Is past,
too. Ah, but them Is always a chance for tho
"yellows" to get In their fine work!
The Ice Trust stock list reads like a Tammany
roster, but takea In likewise a picturesque col
lection of outsiders. They are no doubt In the
company they deserve, but may not like to b«
publicly bracketed with them, as has fallen to
their portion. They ought to have known the
doMlng qualities of Tammany pitch well enough
to avoid Its contact, but If they did not they
have now at least learned the lesson.
PERtiOSAL.
At thn recent commence. nent of Mercer Univer
sity, at Mao.m, Oa., Thomas J. Conant, of the edi
torial staff of "The Examiner," received the hon
orary decree of Doctor of Laws.
Herbert Putnam, librarian of the Library of Con
gress, who has Just sailed for Europe, will havo a
busy trip. Ho will b« purchasing books for the
library all th« time, will attend several congresses
of professional Interest to mm In widely separated
parts of Kurope, and hopes to bo present at the
6OOth annlversnry of the birth of Gutenberg, to bo
celebrated at Mainz. To tills occasion he will go
as a delegate from tho United States.
Congressman John Allen, of Mississippi, has In
formed some of his Intimate friends that at the
end of his present term he will retire. Ho has
served fourteen consecutive terms.
If Rlohard Yates, the Republican candidate for
Governor of Illinois. Is elected, ho will be Governor
of his State before he Is forty years old. But he
will not be as young as some others of lUinois'g
Governors, for Nlnlan Edwards, the first Governor,
when Illinois was a territory, was only thirty-four
when appointed; Governor Coles was only thirty
six at Ills Inauguration, Governor French was
thirty-eight and Governor Hamilton was thirty-six.
President Roca Of the Argentine Republic, Presi
dent Errnzurlß of Chill, President Campos Salles of
Brazil and President Diaz of Mexico have prom
ised to attend the Pan-American Exposition at
Buffalo next year. '•>„,..•
"The Sphere," of London, publishes the follow
ing list of correspondents who have suffered la
the Boer war: G. W. Steevens, "Daily Mail."
died at Ladysmlth of fever; Mr. Mitchell, "Stand
ard," died at Ladysmlth of fever; E. G?''Par3
low. "Dally Chronicle." murdered at Mafeking;
Alfred F^rc-and •'Morning Post." killed at Lady
smirh; K. Flnley Knight, "Morning Post."
wounded at Beliinont, right arm amputated:
Winston Churchill. •'Morning Post," captured ard
escaped; Mr Lambie. Australian correspondent,
killed at Rensberg; Mr. Hellawell, "Daily Mali. 1
captured- George I^ynch, "Morning Herald. "
captured, and Mr. Hales. Australian, captured.
Dr. A. M Stein, registrar of the Punjab Univer
sity, has obtained tho pfrmt!-«lon of Iks Govern
ment of Indl:i. and also that of the Chinese Gov
ernment, to explore Khotan, In Chinese Tisrkesta>i.
this summer.
Lleutenant Hugh A. Drum, of the 12th Infantry,
now serving in Luzon, is said to be the youngest
officer in the United States Army. His father was
killed by his side on San Juan Hill. The latter had
been favorably mentioned several times in the (I!?
patches.
Nicado Estrada y Mora, who has been appointed
by General Wood as Acting Mayor of Havana, to
serve until July 1. is likely to be elected to that
office. He is a lawyer, thirty-seven years old.
The late Dr. Isaac M. Wise published a scries
of letters some yonr3 ago on the subject of his
c\rly experiences in the United States, which
reached comparatively few readers because they
appeared In the German supplement <^f his paper.
The.Be reminiscences have been translated; and are
now being published in "The American Israelite
and are interesting to students of the subject of
Judaism in America.
SEW DOM IS WAX MINISTER RECEIVED.
Washington, June 9.— Another new Minister, the
second in a week, presented his credentials to Pres
ident McKlnlVy to-day. This was Senor Francisco
Va.s(;uez. representing the Dominican Republic.
Thai country has been without a Minister at Wash
ington for several year«. The new Minister was
accompanied to the State Department by Perry
Allen, who will act as counsellor of the Dominican
Legation. Secretary Hay performed the introduc
tions, and the point of the speeches exchanged be
tween the President and the Minister lay in the
mutual expression of a desire for a commercial
treaty between the United States and San Domingo.
OnXERAL OTIS AT ROCHESTER.
Rochester, N. V.. June 9— General E. S. Otis, who
la to be the city's guest next week, accompanied
by his wife and daughter and Captain Laighton.
of the United States Army, arrived In Rochester at
3:15 o'clock this morning, coming through from
Chicago on the Lake Shore and New-York Central.
lien asked If there wan anything he could add
regarding the Philippine war, he said: "The war In
(he Philippines Is over: that is all there is to say
about It now." t;«>neral Otis will go direct to
Washington by way of Canandaigua. over the
Northern Central.
MR. AND MRS, PECK VISIT LONDON.
Paris, June 9.— United States Commissioner-Gen
eral Pock and Mrs. Peck have gone to London,
having been called there by personal business.
The) will return bere on Wednesday next.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
The "hexagonal phalanx" Is a new naval forma
tion recently tried by a French fleet in the Medi
terranean. There In one vessel at each ang o!
thi hexagon, and the admiral's ship occupies tht»
centre. Their bows all point one way— that in
which the squadron tails. The admiral Is equi
distant from all the rest, and seen by all equally
well. Every one Is four hundred yard* from the
next, but the space can be reduced. In case of
more vessels under the command, tho excess would
form a reserve, with torpedo boats add. to it.
This new onj»«r of battle Is held to require fewer
signals than others.
Fully Explained.— "Tea, Uncle Jim Is goln* to
take •■■'<• to Paris."
"But I thought you «nll your Uncle Jim was a
poor man."
■ Mi l.'riel* Jim Is .-> Kansas City hot.-; keeper, and
we are not going until after the Democratic Con
vention." — (Cleveland Plata Denier.
a Pennsylvania man tins patented a jug that
allows' its contents to flow out quietly, without
any sound of gurgling, The handle is hollow, and
ho. It may be remarked. Is the Me.i. It has b?en
suggested that somebody will be trying next to
patent noiseless brasses and put rubber tires on
tha chariot of the winds.
He klsped her suddenly. "Well. I like that!" sh«
cried. "So do i." he answered calmly, and she let
It go at that, (Roxbury Gazette.
An Ohio man wants to sell the Treasury Depart
ment a mouse nest for Jl'o. He says he had that
amount In bills In a bureau drawer, and that the
mice appropriated It in bit* to build a home In
which to rear their family.
Auntie— What are you doing. Tommy?
Tommy— We" rs besieged. We've run short of
horses and cows. and so w« have to fall back on
macaroons.— i Punch.
A hound was bought in Missouri find shipped hi
a closed express car to a ranch In Kansas. In a
day or two It wan mi6»ln?. Investigation proved
that It had (ton* hack to It-* Missouri home, over a
distance of Jive hundred miles, on a road entirely
unknowr to the dog.
A False Front. — "Pa. our new dog Is awful d'colt
ful .•'
"How, Tommy?"
"Why. when ho barks at people he wags his
tall."— (Chicago Record.
(Governor George W. Peck of Wisconsin,
author of "Peck's Bad Hoy." was running a little
country weekly In the early sixties. It was an un
important sheet, save for one column of Jokes
which Peck wrote each week. This department
caught the eye of "Brick" Pomeroy. who was
then printing his "Democrat" In La Cross*. Wls.,
ami one day he wrote to Peck asking him whether
he would be willing to go down to L«. Crosse. and
work for "The Demo at $25 a week. Three
days later Mr. Fom*roy got this telegram: "I ac
cept your offer quicker than Instantly. For
heaven's sake ("on't withdraw It!"
Additional testimony Is at hand to show that tha
Populist party of Kansas is made up of rugged
men of almost limitless endurance, Gomsr Davles
notes that not a single delegate to the Sioux Falls
Convention became too drunk to navigate.—(Kan
sas City Journal.
A story from Kingston, Jamaica, says the In
habitants of the British West Indies have been
laughing very henrtlly over a recent article In th*
Parts newspaper "Le Monde. lilustr^." The article
says that In tho near future, aft*r th© Boers have
driven the British army Into tha sea. the Queen's
empire will b« dismembered. The probable fate of
each colony Is statod. Jamaica apparently Is to
become tho appanage of Cuba. British Guiana is
to be annexed by Venezuela. "Tne Daily Chron
icle." of Georgetown, accepts the fate with com
parative resignation, remarking: "It Is something
to be thankful f.>r that we are. to have nothing to
do with mnladorous Cayenne, where the toffy men
come from."
BILL, JOHNSON'S OPINION'S.
I've allus notissed. fellers.
Hit's a risky thing to do
To kalkaiate accorduV
To how tilings looks to you.
The man "t talks the nicest
Don't help you uphill;
The one 'at prays the loudest
Don't allus pay his bill.
Sometimes tho biggest fishes
Bites the smallest kinds o' baits;
A:i' mighty Ugly wimmin
Can aaaha tne beat o' mates.
The smartest lookin' feller
May bo a reg'lar fool.
You're allus kicked the highest
By tha meekest lookin' mule.
— (,I'O« County IGa.) Journal.
The seaport town of Great Yarmouth, on the
eastern coast of England, contains a. street that
is perhaps tha narrowest built up street In the
world. It Is known as "Kitty Witches Row," and
measurement glve« Its grantept width aa tlfty-slx
inches.
Not To He Discouraged. — "Polite society" is often
at its wits' end to devise means of getting rid of
people who are not wanted as callers or visitors.
but who will not take a hint: for polite society
cnnr.ot say In so many words: "I do not want you
to come a^ulrt." A French paper repeats this dia
logue between two women:
"Ami ho you still receive that dreadful Mme.
Come.'igaln? '
"Impossible to get her to take a hint! Do you
know, tho last time, she called I never offered her
a chair I"
"And what was the result?"
"Result? Why. the next time she camo she.
brcuaht a folding eampstool!"— t Youth's Com
panion.
There Is no German town In which nntl-Brltlsh
feeling Is so strong as In Catholic Munich. The
other day a priest, walking along one of the prin
cipal streets, noticed some hata exposed in the shop
window of an English hatter. He entered, in
dignant. "Take, away UsBBS hats!" he exclaim, ,1.
"Why, pray?" Inquired the hatter. "They ar«>
blasphemous!" replied the priest, seizing SSM ol
them and exhibiting the name of Chriatlo to tho
aaaassd hatter.
Cause for Thankfulness. — A brief not,* from a
Billvl'le district reads:
"Our son, John, has come home from the Phllls
tinca on n furlough and one leg. The latter means
s penstpfl for lift— thank the Lord: I—(Atiiinia1 — (Atiiinia Con
stitution.
THE WEEK IN SOCIETY.
Society life is gradually transferring irsolf from
drawing rooms, theatres and dining rabies to tho
suburbs, to Newport. Southampton and Lenox,
while Central Park and the; fr\shionnb!e restaurants
continue to he the rallying points nf the men and
women of the fashionable world ?ti!l in town. The,
brides of tho weok were many, and each and svaSTV
one of then was lavored with such glorious
weather that no room was left for complaint, ex
cept on Monday, when there was a lack of sun
shi.ie. The bridal pairs are enjoying their honey
moons at various distant points. These weddings
have hPfn faithfully described in The Tribune.
From a fashionable point of view the, most con
spicuous wedding of the week was that of Miss
Mary Crocker, daughter of the late Charles F.
Crocker, of San Francisco, and niece of lira.
Charles B. Alexander, to Francis Burton Harrison,
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton K. Harrison, of
No. 43 Kast Twenty-ninth-st. This was celebrated
in St. Mary's Protestant Episcopal Church, which
stands just Inside the main entrance to Tuxedo
Park, on Thursday. As before announced in The
Tribune, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, after their wed
ding trip, will sail for Europe about the end of
June. They intend to spend the greater part of
the summer travelling- in Norway and Sweden.
A fashionable out-of-town wedding on Wednss
day afternoon was that of Miss Margaretta Corn
ing Stone, daughter of the late George F. Stone,
of Fair Oaaws, Morrlstown. N. J.. to Frederic Oak
ley Spedden. of this city, which took place at 4
o'clock In the First Presbyterian Church, Morris
town. A number of guests from this city attended
the ceremony and the reception which followed at
the home of the bride's mother. The Rev. Dr.
McNausrhton. pastor of the church, assisted by the
Rev. Dr. BabCOCk, of the Brick Presbyterian
Church, this city, officiated. The bride, who was
given away by her cousin, Christopher R. Corning,
wore a gown of white satin, trimmed with duchesse
lace and chiffon. A cluster of orange blossoms)
held the lace veil In place. Miss Emma Dorranc*
Stone, who attended her si3ter as maid of honor,
won a gown of pink silk, with lace and chiffon
trimming, and a white hat. dressed with pink
roses, She carried a bouquet of the fame roses.
Mr. Spedden. who Is a son of Mrs. Edsrar Spedden
and a brother of Mrs. J. Fred Tarns, had a *
hi.- best man Walter 9chuyler Kemeys. whose en
gagement to Miss Emma Dorrance Stone, the
bride* sister, was announced a short time ago.
The usher? were Edward Slcoll Crosby. Herbert.
Parsons, Phoenix Ingrabam. Robert C. Hone, Will
iam North Dunne and George H. Spencer. Some
of the guests at the ceremony and reception were
Mr- Stephen A. Whitney. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A.
Stevens Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour La Grand
Cromwell Mrs. H. H. Walker, Miss Louise Walker.
Mrs. Julius ratlin, the Misses Catlin. Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Colgate, Mr. and Mrs. Ahner W. Colgate,
Mrs. Elliott Smith, Mr. a:..'. Mrs. Edward F. Dar
ren Mrs. Howland Fiord. Mr and Mrs. Rudolph
Herman Kissell. Mr. and Mrs. W. Allston F'.asg.
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert S. Kip. the Misses Miller, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert A. Qrannlss, the Misses Granniss.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Pitney, Mr. and Mrs. A.
H. Tots and Miss Margaret Lan'.er Winslow. Mr.
and Mrs. Spedden intend to spend the summer In
Switzerland, the autumn at Morristown with. Mrs.
Stone, and next winter In town.
A pretty wedding in Harlem on Wednesday was
celebrated In Holy Trinity Protestant Episcopal
Church, L*nox-ave. and One-hundred-and-twenty
,«econd-st. The bride was Miss Nannetta M.
Crompton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Cromp
ton. of West Nlnety-sixth-st.. and the bridegroom
Sherwood B. Riker. The c*remony was performed
by the Rev. H. P. Nichols, the rector. It was fol
lowed by a small reception at the home of tha
bride's parents. The bride, whose gown of white
satin was trimmed with Spanish lace, was at
tended by Miss Violet H. Taylor, as maid of hor.or.
Sh* wore a gown of pale blue silk, with lace t.-tm
mlnga, and carried a bouquet of white hyacinths.
The bridesmaids, in gowns of white silk, with.
trimming* of pale blue chiffon, were Miss Riker,
■•:«•• r of the bridegroom: Miss Daisy Crompton.
sister of th« hrid.<. Miss Aril t a Taylor. Miss Helen
Dsuer. Mlsa Lillian West and Ml« 3 Florence Day.
.Mr. Biker's best man waa his brother. Herbert
Riker. The ushers were F. M. Strong, Bradley A.
Alien. 11. F. Badger. H. B. Boese. Robert W.
Reeves and H. D. Hitchcock.
Miss Anita Van Buren. a niece of Alfred T. Cam
rr.eyer. was married to Oswald L. Simpson on
Thursday afternoon In St. Stephen's Protestant
Kplscopal Church, West Slxty-n!nth-st. and p;BTpad
wajr. The bride, who waa given away by her uncle,
Mr. Camtneyer, wore a gown of white satis; draped
with duchess lace. Mrs. Edward Thaw was tha
matron of honor, sad Miss Julia Anderson. Miss
Irene Van Buren. Miss Caroline James and Miss
Elizabeth Berry were the bridesmaids. Their gowns
wen of pal« blue silk, covered with white silk
mull. They woro large white Leghorn hats, orna
mented with light blue plumes. Jerome H-'K^tliler
was Mr. Simpson's best man. The ushers wera
H. Langdon Butler, Matthew C. Balrd. v James- Mc-
Donald. William Anderson, J. H. NortH' and L.
Engelh<*rrlt. The wadding reception was held at
The Dakota.
The wedriir.g of Miss Cecilia Helen Herrlman.
daughter of Mrs. John Heriiman. of No. 65 East
Fifty-fourth-st.. to Frank 1.. Stott. of StottvlUa.
N. V. was solemnized on Thursday In St. Mark's
Protestant Episcopal Church. Tenth at and Sec
ond-aye. The ceremony v.-as performed by th»
Rev. Brown-Sermon, of WottvUJei, assisted by tha
Rev. Dr. Lorlng H. Bitten, the rector of St.
Mark's. Charles H. Stott. jr.. attended the bride
groom as best man. and George V liaiiliiiaii.
Samuel C. Herriman. Robert Rhoads, Frank B.
Stott. W. De il.iyr.es and Howard M. Darant
served is ushers A wedding breakfast followed
the ceremony at the home of the bride's mother.
There will be a number of weddings this week.
To-morrow moon, in the Church of the. As
cension. F'fth-ave and Tenth-st.. will take- place
th« marriage of Miss Myrtle VJlUaaul Barton,
daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Stephen E. Barton, of
No. 3 Washington Square North, to Stephen La
throi> Butler, of Northampton. Mass.. Only tha
relatives will be present at the ceremony, which,
will be performed by the rector, the Rev. Percy
Stlckney Grant, and which will not be followed by
a reception. >!:»» Barton's father Is the second
vice-president of the American National Red Cross.
She Is a near relative of Miss Clara Barton.
Miss Nettle Louise Smith will bo married en
Tuesday to Edgar Fowler Simpson at the home of
her mother Mrs. Theodore Smith. No. 19 "West
One-hunJreil-.tnd-thirty-second-st. It will b« a
small wedding:.
Tn St. Paul's Chnrch, Chestnui H'.U, PhllaaetphJa.
on Tuesday, Mis* Kate BheldOßi Harrison, daugh
ter or Mr. and Mrs Alfred C Harrison, will b«
married to John Hill Prentice, of this city. Miss
Mildred Harrison wii! b« the maid of honor, and
Miss Laura Wtv.-len. Miss Henrietta Armitt Brown.
M:sd Elbta Foster Cassatt and Miss Marlon Hard
ing Curtln will be the bridesmaids. After the cere
mony there will be s wedding breakfast at tha
home of the bride's parents, at Chestnut Hill.
The marriage of Miss Mary Patterson Redlnsrton.
daughter of ex-Assemblyman Lyman W. Riding
ton. to Chaiisa Thurber Arrlgrht will take place
at 5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon in the apart
ments of the bride's cousin, Charles H. Sheldon, in
Carnegie Hall. A? the bride's family Is Jn mourn
ing for Mrs. Redlngton, who died five months ago.
only relatives will b« present at the ceremony,
which will be. performed by the bridegroom's
father, the Rev. Antonio Arri^ht. Miss Redlns
ton's only attendant will be Mr. Arrtghfs niece.
Miss Helen Oswald. Garry Arrlghl will bo best
man. Mr. ArrWhl and his bride will spend their
honeymoon in Florida, and on their return North
will spend the rest of the summer at Bradley
Beach, N. J.
Tha weddtng of Miss Margaret Batrd, daughter
of Professor and Mrs. Henry M. Balrd. to Mar
shall Stewart Brown will take place on Taaaaaßf
afternoon In tho First Presbyterian Church. Yon
kers.
An Interesting wedding on Wednesday will be.
that of Miss Mary Llewellyn P. Cowdrey, of Wynd
hurst. Edgewat«T-on-the- Hudson, to Walter Camp
bell Gibson, of Utlcn. which will be celebrated at
the home of the bride. Miss Cowdrey. who Is a
daughter of the late Nathaniel Ackley Cowdrey
and a niece of MarceUua Hartley, of this city, will
have as maid of honor Mls.s Virginia Washington,
Bwayne daughter of General Wag*r Swayae, of
this city. Miss Edith Patterson and Miss Hunt
will attend the bride as bridesmaids. Dr. Gibson,
who recently returned from a graduate courso la
Berlin, will have John D. Gibson as best man.
The wedding of Miss Isabel Sturges. daughter of
Mr*. Augustus W. Sturges, of No. 162 Weet
Elghty-fourth-st.. to R. William Rathbone. Jr., will
take place at 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon In
St. Thomas's Protestant Episcopal Church. Ftfth
ave. and Fifty-thlrd-st. The Rev. Dr. John Wesley
Brown, the rector, will officiate at the ceremony.
Miss Sturges's maid of honor will be the bride
groom's sister. Miss Rathbone, and the brides
maids Miss Charlotte Machold and Miss Mabel
Rees. The bridegroom's best man wIU be his
brother, C. F. L. Rathbone. The ushers will ba
another brother of the bridegroom. W. L. Rath
bone; Dr. W. E. Lambert, George F. McCullagh
A. T. McCullagh. a. F. T. Brtttan and J. W. Cush
man. The ceremony will be followed by a recep
tion at Sherry's.
in Christ Church. East Orange, N. J.. on Trairs
day afternoon. Miss Mabel Goodsell will V>.> mar
ried to Joseph C. Jackson, jr.. of t!'.i* city. Tha
otrlclatlng clergymen will be the Rev. Mr. Caskey,
af the American Church of Dresden, and the Rev.
William WlilUng Davis, the rector of Christ
Church parish. Miss Goodsell will be given away

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