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FOREIGN*. — American troops in China will
not be permitted to Join Count yon UaJderaas'a
projected offensive campaign; a Berlin dispatch
says Yon Waldrreee proposes to clear the Prov
ince of Pe-Chi-L.l of Chinese soldiery; the Cbl
it<«ae question was the subject of an official
eiaten'«*nt In the House of Commons. — The
American Civil Commission established provtn
dal government in the Province of Tarlac,
Luzon. BS A statement regarding the. heavy
death rate from fever in British camps in South
Africa wan made in Parliament. ===== The stu
dent agitation continue* in Russia, and whole-
Bale arrests In Moscow have been made under
rrartlal law. ¦ It is feared that the British
steamer Homer was sunk in collision with a
Husr'.an l>ark off Grimsl>y. England, and that
algteen men perished.
CONGRESS.— Senate: The Postof2e# AppPO
rrlatlon bill was under consideration most of
the day; a point of order was made against an
amendment providing $.VK\ir.»9 for pneumatic
tube service, liut the matter went over without
action; Mr. Pettus, of Alahama. spoke against
the Ship Subsidy bill; the conference report on
the Military Academy bill came up, but no
action was taken. i=^= House: The bill appro
priating «»•'«•>• in aid of the St. Louis Ex
position wan passed under (suspension of the
rule*: a bill to define the word "conspiracy" in
the Sherman Anti-Trust law v-«f overwhelm
ingly defeated; Mr. Cannon made a statement
regarding the appropriations, which he esti
mated at {tf.ij .000.000. t
DOMESTlC— President M'-Kinley Informed
hi* callers that at present he saw no way of
rivoirtin*: an extra .session of Congress. , ,
Hecrctarj' Gage, in a statement regarding the
Russian tariff dispute, expressed regret for the.
retaliatory action of Ku.Mla. and raid that under
hie view of the law he was compelled to impose
/¦ countervailing duty on Russian sugar. =~=
Mrs. Nation was tried twice In Topeka for the
uction of property, dedelon being reserved
1n one case, and in the other she was sent to
tall in default of a ball bond for $2.< MA. =====
The first class of the Military Academy at West
Point was frraduated seventy-thre* strong. ===
Plans have been matured for the establishment
of an annual American Henley at New-London.
»¦¦ — The x. York City single headed police
bill was reported with Mayor Van Wyck'o veto,
to the Senate, and referred to the Senate Com
mit' on Cities.
ClTY.— Stocks were weak and lower v— .
Controller Coler In an interview attacked re
former* for not Joining him In his tight against
R&mapo, and praised the present city adminis
tration. ¦ The Industrial Commission began
an inquiry into the coal roads combination,
I— ¦ Dish Atto.-ney Philbln and Justice
Jerome personally took part in a raid on a pool
room, and Justice Jerome held court with a
poker table for h'.s bench. . ¦ The defence in
the trial of I)a\is, the Heiievue nurse on trial
lor the alleged killing of Louis Hllllard. opened
Its case. = — =; The trustees of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art expressed their disapproval of
the maintaining In the Inheritance Tax law of
the provision taxing art bequests.
THE WEATHER.- Forecast for to-day Fair.
The temperature yesterday: Highest. 41 <5e-
Ifaaa; lowest, 31: average. Ss»*.
TEE MAYOR'S VETO.
Mayor Van "Wyek'e veto of the New-York City
T'oliee bill was assured In advance, and the ac
companying menace to the legislature contains
no new arguments against it. At the same time
It is only fair to say that with such professional
assistance as he lias presumably, and properly.
received the Mayor's statement of the objec
tions to the bill is the best which has appeared
There is no reason to suppose that It will pro
duce any practical effect at Albany, but it is
likely not merely to confirm the judgment of
those already opposed to the measure, but to
make a strong Impression on some doubtful
minds
The Mayor's championship of the principle of
home rule was Inevitable and. coming from
such a source, should not he taken too seriously.
The Democracy of this State in general, and
Tammany Hal! In particular, never fall to pro
test their devotion to home role, excepting
when they think they see a chance to gain
liomething by repudiating It— overflying, for
example, the will of the people as expressed at
the polls, and so stealing a Legislature. In this
i. «<*n«e no doubt, the policy which the Repub
lican party «a»-<.i:t Into operation Is to some
extent violated by the provision of the Police
bill empowering th«» Governor to remove the
< otn miss i oner at any time without a bearing.
Nobody denies the fact. The defence is that
the condition of affairs which Tammany's police
administration has produced is Intolerable; that
no hope exists of an Improvement under the
present law, and that in such an euwrgeocy as
this the home rule doctrine Is more honored la
the breach than In the observance. On the
other hand, there Is a good deal to be said la
support of the proposition that the permanent
welfare of New- York would tie best served by
suffering the city to stew in the corruption due
to its own folly until It was ready to work out
it* own salvation. But than, la no reason to
doubt the sincerity of the conviction reached
by Governor OdeU and shared by the? - jml
Ha majority in the legislature that It Is at
length necessary to diminish the police power
which Tammany has so abominably employed,
oven though in the process borne rale has to co
by th.' board.
There Is. however, another quebtlon to be con
sidered In connection with this bin, namely,
the question of Its constitutionality, which the
.Mayor's veto message akilfalir and forcibly dis
cusses. It Is understood that the Ciwriw has
«I 1 as legal support which he dual necessary
far his belief that the bill will bear the closest
rcrutlny of the courts: but It would be foolish
to Ignore th« fact that a contrary opinion is
honestly held by men whose Judgment "Ik en
titled to respect, or to deny that the bill fug
gostii an Intention of keeping just within the
letter of the organic law while violating Its
M»iiit. I'D* Mayor's argument agatast its con-
sTiTutlonalltr In not expected to convince the
Governor and th* Republican members of the
Legislator?, but if ought not to be treated with
contempt. Their ability to make the bill a law
in spite of him should he conscientiously em
ployed. with due regard for the objection
which he states, and on the rround that they
are not sufficient, The llinite-t veto power con
ferred upon a Mayor was not meant to be a
fiction. It was designed to secure serious iv
consideration of the measures he disapproved.
Ilorefofore, excepting In the case of bills oric
lually parsed so late in the session that they
could he held until after adjournment— a con
tingency which the Constitutional Convention
did not dearly foresee/— the real purpose of the
Constitution has been Ignomlninu*ly frustrated.
But in some cases, at least, the Legislature
would do Itself credit by assuming a different
attitude, and It appears to us that this Is one
of them.
With considerable hesitation we have adopted
the view that the condition of things in this
city warrants an extraordinary act of Inter
ference, and w«» are hopeful that this Police
bill, which Tammany publicly opposes but
may secretly desire, will accomplish Its object, as
Governor Roosevelt's fomewhat arbitrary re
moval of Colonel Gardiner unquestionably did.
But the Republican party does not want to be
held responsible for unconstitutional legislation.
and we trust that the repassacv of the im
inrtant measure which the Mayor has vetoed
will mean that his contention has been carefully
weighed and reasonably rejected.
TEF. FAULT FOR TJ>F DELAY.
Mayor Van Wyck made an exhibition of him
self a few weeks ago by a violent public attack
upon the New I!a«t River ISrMge Commissioners
for their delay in condemn ing lands for the
bridge approach*^. Corumlsslonor Ilell tna.le the
Mayor ridiculous by a r«-j»ly showing that the
delay was due to the carelessness or stupidity
of the Mayor's own Roanl ..f nstlmate. which
under the Mayor's presidency had for months
"hell up" the condemnation proceedings which
the Commission desired to carry on but could
not without the Board* permission. Mr. Bell
al>o showed that when that permission was
finally secured Mr. Van U'yck's learned «'or
poration Counsel, who alone could move in the
matter, long neglected, in spite of all urging, to
move the appointment by the Supreme Court of
the appraisers to condemn the land. The
Board of Estimate had caused th«» delay from
March until July, an 1 then not until October
had Mr. Whalen secured the appointment of ap
praiser* for the Brooklyn approach, and the
Manhattan proceed In were still untaken in
January.
This answer sent the Mayor into the retire
ment of his private office. He was so com
pletely squelched that he never even noticed
his subordinate's comments on his criticisms
as "flippant and Impudent." It also stirred up
Mr. Whalen to another display of his inef
ficiency. He secured the appointment of three
condemnation commissioners a few days after
Mr. Bell took his chief so sharply to task. But
apparently he did not take any pain* to pick
out proper persons. After the appointment the
eligibility of one of them. Philip A. Smyth, was
called In question, because be is an auctioneer
in the employ of the city. Mr. Whalen, of
course, Knew this all the time, but It was not
to he expected that he would use hi? brain* so
as to make that knowledge available to the elty.
Ultimately, however, he concluded that Mr.
Smyth was not eligible, and the uninitiated
mipnt have supposed that the Corporation
Counsel would promptly rectify his mistake and
substitute a new man. They do not know the
learned TVhalen. Instead he went off on a three
weeks" vacation, and left the whole condemna
tion proceedings suspended in midair, appar
ently without even instructing a subordinate to
attend to this pressing business.
Meanwhile the work on the bridge Is delayed.
The prospect of Its completion Is deferred Tho
Mayors pleas for urgency are unanswered. The
matter of condemning Manhattan approaches
stands just where It did last March, within a
few days of a year ago. The Mayor, however,
Is not scolding Mr. Bell and his fellow Com
missioner*. He has learned something. and
promises to help them pet the Corporation
Counsel's office to do its duty. so that they can
co on with their work.
nrrr TWA with RUFRTA.
The menace of a tariff war with Rus'la, which
a few days ago was regarded with Incredulity,
f>eems now to be. upon the verge of realization.
The Russian Government ha? Issued a decree
lmnoaing retaliatory duties upon certain classes
of American roods in return for the In<T<a-.-.l
sugar duties. This Is to po into force on March
1. It Is |»os«;M)le. of course, that before that
date a modus vlvendl may be diplomatically
apreed upon, and Indeed it is earnestly to be
wished that such might he the case; but there
is not much ground for hope of It. The proba
bility Is that the end of next we«-k will see the
Iteginning of a tariff war between the two coun
tries. It will »»e Kmall. because the trad* be
tween the two Is small. Xerertheleaa, it will he
cause for profound regret. It In desirable that
the matter shall •••• r«»;mrded with intelligent
and without passion. Then- Is no n:i<4>u for
accepting all the Interested Ktatemeuts that are
put forth a* roKjiel truth, or for holding either
of the parties to th»« dispute as necessarily in
the wrong. As we said the oth**r day. the need
is for investigation ami judicial determination.
not for reckless statements and lurid denuncia
tion. .
There are. for example, extaut some amarinj;
declarations as to the extent of Injury Itutwlau
I'xclu.-ioa will have u|m(ii American commerce.
We have ween within the last twenty-four hours
the statements made, seriously and with appar
ent authority, that our Iron and steel trade with
Hnscin amounts to Mint l« •.< » «• i.<» a year; that
our exports of machinery. Me«'l and Iron to Rus
sia In H«*> amounted to |MtQ(KW>OQ; that the
Cblcajro manufacturers of agricultural and
other Implements will suffer a loss of ?»).000,
009 a year, and that our total exports to Kuasia
In lK#i were more than tSl.!M».<Mil). It may lie
so. "TIM-re are more tilings In heaven and
earth.** etc. Our iron and steel trade with Hux
»ia may reach >t<Mt«*M M M> it w« send practi
cally nothing el**- thither: for our total exports
to Russia in the fiscal year ended June SO, 1000.
were only $10.-*sk,4l9. That Indicates a most
remarkable decline from the $31,5«U>.77S In lK»s
which some zealous partisan proclaims. Ac
cording to Dotted States <;<>vcrntii<>ut itatistlci
our total exerts to Russia in MM Merc only
about #*.««.«*•». We may have sent $30,000.< * <0
worth of machinery, iron and steel to Russia
In V.>oo. though how it could be lnclude<l in a
total trade of 510.455.119 we are not quite able
to see. unless there was a simply overwhelm
ing- "l»oom" In the lan six months of the year.
It mny be that In the ineffable greatness of CM.
eaaja her maker* of agricultural and other Im
plements may suffer lamb of profits amounting
to *3n.orm.nim a y««ar by being shut out of Rus
sia, though we really cannot reconcile that idea
with the OovPi-nmem statistics, which show in
the tis(*al year ended June :vt. i«T»0. total ex
parts of Mich R<»ods to all the world amounting
to only $12.4X2.197 la value. How can $20,000,
000 be lost in a trade of ?12,0<X>,000?
Small as oar trade with Russia is, however. It
should not he disturbed without good cause. The
tatted Mates Government evidently thinks it
baa gaud caus<*. It .-•¦ems to be admitted that
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1001.
while Russia does nor directly pay an export
bounty on sujrar she docs exempt exported
sugar from the domestic tax which is levied
«jwm all not exported, and it I* claimed that
such exemption is equivalent to nn export
liounty. That, as we have said, is « question
for Judicial <leiermln:ition. Some Russians ap
pear to take a somewhat similar view of the
case to that taken by the United States Gov
ernment, for we find in the St. Petersburg
"Novosti" an admission of the essential facts
concerning the domestic tax upon sugar. No
secret is made of the fa. either, that the Rus
sian Government has for some time l*fn trying
to "boom" its Iron and steel industries, and the
suspicion Is expressed at St. Petersbnrc that the
Government may have been even more than
willing to engage In a little tariff war with
this country for the furtherance of that end.
That, however. Is something which should not
be charged without fuller assurance than has
yet come to hand. Perhaps the most unworthy
plea that has l>een put forward here against
our Government's action is that even if Rus
sia were paying an export traunty or Its equiv
alent on «u?ar we ought not to irni>ose a eoun
tervallins duty, partly because Russia has been
M cood a friend of ours In China, and partly
because our e\|»orts of su.sar from Russia are
«o «mall in amount. The less that 1* said eon
. .-rninir action and policy In China the better,
while as for the r»"«T of It. since when has the
plea for pardon of a fault hafMBB "it was
such a little one" been acvepted as valid?
And why should we tolerate a petty Infraction
of justice r.lilch niijrht and probably would
jeojwrd commercial Interest* nearly twenty
times as great us those which are now being
disturl>ed?
SPECIAL COUNSEL ABUSES.
A clause has been Introduced In the bill for
the reorganization of the Forest, Fish and
Game Commission and the Forest Preserve
Board intended to cut off abuse of special coun
sel. It Is said to have been lucorpo"" al0< l 1° the
measure at the request of the Governor, and
provides that:
A Mil for services of counsel or attorneys em
ployed by the Forest. Fish and Game Commls
staa shall not be audited, allowed or paid except
upon the written approval of the Governor.
No doubt the Governor la right In thinking
that there have been rounsel fees paH In this
department which wen* exorbitant and of ques
tionable propriety, and such a check as Is pro
posed would l»e extremely useful. It might well
be followed up with another bill In the «ame
lino prohibiting a member of the Legislature
from holding any other civil office under the
State government or any division thereof, or
entering into its employment. The Constitution
clearly meant to conflne Senators and Assembly
men to legislative activities, but as the agencies
of administration have grown new nfti.'rs have
been created which the prohibition!' o.* the Con
stitution do not sitecifjcalljr refer to. aad these
offices member* of the Legislature have devel
oped a fondness for tilling It I" ah«urd to aap
pose that the only law firms comi>etpnt to serve
the State In many counties ere those with
which legislators are associated. V. a surpris
ing number of such firm* are employed by the
several commissions and boards. I'osatbljr they
are .it competent as other lawyers, and It may
be fa id that they should not be penalized. But
when a man accepts office he should separate
himself from private business connected with
the government. It Is not seemly that th»»
public money in any form should ha paid to the
guardians of that money in cxce*s of the com
pensation stipulated for their service.
Such a law as this, putting an end la the em
ployment of legislators by their own creatures
In executive afare>, would supplement the plan
for the Governor* approval of counsel fees, but
It would not take The place of It. That plan hns
within Its sphere Independent merits. Others
than Senators and Assemblymen are employed
by boards at extravagant prices and without
regard to propriety, and the Governor should
have the power In aadl cases to stop nrtuses
which cannot be provided against by general
law. The bill might perhaps wisely be extended
to cover other departments of the State govern
ment as well as the Forest. Fish and Game
Commission.
KFtriX'r TFIF RECORD STRAIGHT,
Mr. Moncure D Conway Is a high minded Vir
ginian, who long ago made such personal sacri
fices for his principles, as to entitle any ex
pression of his to the Klncerest respect. it
muM therefore be merely through Inadvertence
that Mr. Conway complains In al> ft- r to ' TIM
Evening Post" that Mr. U'hltelaw Keld'» re
cent epeech before the. Republican Club quot»-d
Mr. Lincoln's remark about breaking a ha 1
promise as Justifying the breach of an alleged
promise by Congress to Cuba. If Mr Conway
will take the trouble to look again at th» epeech
to which he refers, he will find that Mi Reid
made no such use a€ th quotation ¦ LS he imag
ines. There was not even a hint at its applica
tion to Cuba In any form. If Mr. Reid applied It
to any of our recent transactions, it was solely
to the "obligations to Aguinaldo. expressed or
"Implied In some unauthorized talks with him by
"Consuls." Even as to these, the only MM mail*
of the quotation from Mr. Line. .ln wan. "as at
'"least an Interesting study In comparative Hh.
"tan, showing th* divergent opinions haM by
•'great men."
Wnile on this subject, we may add that it
must have also been through pure inadvertence
that '"The Springfield Republican" permit I 111
itself to say flatly that "Whltelaw I: !.| in a
"Lincoln Day address argued that a had prom
"ise is better broken than kept."'
And, finally, was not our esteemed contempo
rary. Tlie New- York TJm^s." in the course of
its very courteous and complimentary reference
to the same speech, betrayed tut . an Inadver
tence in reference to the question whether
"Cuba though thoroughly dependent upon us
"for protection and defence, and absolutely es
sential to our safety, must nevertheless have
"more freedom thrust upon it than Vermont or
"Massachusetts." On this point "The Times"
remarked:
The wuepested analogy is false. K.f h one of the
United States, at the formation of th*> t'lilnn. gave
up something of its sovctelKnty in return for its
share In thn benefits of "a more perfect Union."
Such a sacriAV** is made by every Individual who
••lit. r» a partnership. Such a aactMea we should, of
course, exact from Cuba If she should apply for
admission us a State. Hut .*!.<• will not have the
privileges an<l immunities of a State. We raniiot.
therefore, exact of her, upon that around, the
sacrifice of sovereignty, of nationality, which we
• \.i i of a State. Our real protection a?ain»t the
possible votaries of Cuban sell-government would
be quite different from our protection against the
vagaries of an Individual State. As Mr. Iteid him
self shows, we have for three-quarter* of a century
maintained that «'uba was »-> near to us that we
could not be Indifferent to her fate, nor to the con
trol under which *ha fell. That relation Is now. In
fact, a. protectorate. It woulJ be very well that it
should »>?• expressed and acknowledged by the Cu
bans in formal language, and in their very organic
law.
But there was no analogy stated between what
Massachusetts got on getting; into the Union and
what Cuba gets under the Protectorate: nor was
there the remotest hint that her foreign rela
tions should remain under our guidance on the
mime ground as those of Massachusetts. But if
there be any such analogy, Is not the balance
overwhelmingly in favor of Cuba? Massachu
setts »as already free, independent, peaceful,
prosperous. She gave up her sovereignty and re
ceived In return merely an alliance in sovereignty
with her neighbors. Cuba was not free, had no
power to become free, had been Impoverished,
ravaged and desolated: was without order or
safety for either person or property, filled with
violence and "bloodshed, and absolutely under the
heel of an ancient oppressor. The United States
drove the oppressor out. stopped the pillage and
murder, restored security for life and property.
established order; expended in such work for
Cuba over three hundred millions: had then to
advance more money to disband the Cuban
troops, and then more to feed the starving in
habitant?, while It continued and must perma
nently continue to stand guard against the re
turn of some foreign ruler. Cuba had no sov
ereignty to give up because it never possessed
any and was unable to acquire it; but even if it
had, would it not have received far more, in re
turn for the surrender of it than Massachu
setts?
The Sultan if Turkey and the Shah of Persia
have both taken a fancy to the automobile.
Oriental life Is not wholly changeless In this era.
and th» !rr»*istiM<- ou^et of Occidental progress
will In time broak down many of the barriers af
Kismet and the Koran.
The underground work in preparation -for
rapid transit I* going on at a pare which la
highly gratifying. For the month of January
the expenditure on the subway exceeded
$1*00.000" and about &SOO.OOO has now been
paid out for this great enterprise. New-York
has every reason to expect that this mighty
task will be finished within the appointed time,
and at a total outlay not In excess of the esti
mates. In most of the public works which th*
city has taken up long delays and profligate
waste of money have tailed out sharp censure.
As things look now. the digging of the big tun
nel will be completed without cause for reason
abie reproach.
Our Water Department officials complain
loudly that the money appropriated for their
use has been far too small for the needs of th*
boroughs of greater New-York, and they seem
to be ready to beat their breasts and tear their
hair because they have not had millions upon
millions turned over to them to handle as they
wished. Hut how much hard work have these
officials ever done to lessen waste and leakage?
The Queens County Grand Jury has indicted the
Commissioner of Highways for neglect of duty.
Is it certain that some of our water officials do
not richly deserve Indictment for a similar rea
son?
f'FRsOXA 1.,
Lancing Warren, who becomes the editor and
burines* manager of "The Milwaukee Sentinel" un
der Its n. w ownership, la fir present the business
manager of "The Chicago Inter- Ocean." He was
graduated from Princeton in Uaf, and connected
himself for a time with "The Inter Ocean." and
later with "The Chicago Dally News." In MM he
became financial editor of "The Inter o. ¦,«. and
served in that capacity until the fail of MR. He
th*n went to Denver and filled the place of dry
eriitor of "The Evening Times' until the fill of
UK, when he tame back to Chicago. Two years
infer he was made manarlrp editor of "The fr.-. r
Ocean." serving in this capacity until last August
when he was made business manager. Mr War
ren w!!l be the publisher of "The Sentinel." acting
ri* editor nnd manager. Speaking ot the policy "t
the paper under hl< management he said: "It will
be a Kepabllcaa pap*r. tirst. last and always. At
all time.* it will b^ a newspaper printing; all the
newt, of lnrere«t to Wl«-onsln. and e»pe<-inllv to
Milwaukee."
The. Rev. Dr. J. R Oraw. the Presiding Elder of
the New -Jersey Conference of the Methodist Episco
pal Church, who Mai at his home in Camden yes
terday, was probably the best known Methodist
pres,-her ¦-¦ New-Jersey, at least !n the bounds H
the New-Jersey Conferee- . Not only wan he
well k-Town !n locul Methodist circles, but he was
« famill.tr !ii,-ure r ,» tn^ quadrennial s*«»lons of the
t.j-rer.il »\> n feren.-*« of the Methodist Episcopal
'.hir^h f. r a !on* rerm of years, navlntf b<?en elect
ed n deles.Tte by the New-Jersey Onference. usual
ly hy a large majority At the sessions of the
anrrial i'onferen.-e Or Graw had i.-en one of the
Kadltip «pr.ik»rs on all nutters of Importance for
a! l»-a!ir ; , quarter -.f a century. *hile he had been
n member of th* Conference for nearly a hall
century, nartnc r-»*n admitted in 18S&
Orcral Andre, the French Minister of War. has
reCftvH from -•'* hundred workmen employed at
the pnwd'T mill or Ueoßa Blanc « souvenir «f bis
vl«lt to thai establishment. It la a book richly
bound In red leather, containing the history of lbs
Mo'i!ii, H! 1n <- mill and a petition asking for nom-j
amelloratiOfl In the condition of the workmen.
Each l-if of the tov.k la Iliustrated. On the cover
I* a tares plaque of silver bearing the following
ltiscrlptmn: "To General Andre. Minister of War
bouvenir <>f his visit to the powder factory nt
Moulin Blanc."
Calesburt, 111.. Feb. U— Andrew Carnegie has
written the Galeslmrg Public Library Board that
he will rive SSO.MO for a new library building in
this city rnnidln* the city appropriates J.\i«.) .•«
yenr to sustain It.
PASSENGERS "\ TEE rURXESSIA,
The following were passengers on the steamer
Fiirn*>««i:i, of the Anchor Line, which arrived yes
terdiy from Glasgow: R. T. i rahj, F. N. M. Gour
lay. 1' P. Kenne«iy. Miss M. B. Mil .' d H. Ed
wards.
Tnr run OF thf ;»tr.
An educational department In Wisconsin next sum
mer will be the opening ef a summer school for ap
prentices and art!«ans at th- State University. It
will be for the benefit of machinists, carpenters or
sheet metal workers; cfattonary. marine or lo
comotive engineer*; shop firemen and superin
tendents; superintendents of water works, electric
light plants, power stations, factories. large nm<-,
arid store buildings In cities, and for the youn*
men who wish m qualify themselves for such
place*.
Professor Ann-sty - Flell.i. hell*! Why did you
cur m** off?
Telephone fllrl -Because you were swearing
through the "phone, and that's against - —
Professor Annesty— l wasn't swearing through It.
b'lt at it.-<I > hll<idelrihia I'res-s.
An unknown correspondent the other day wrote
•a .Mrs. W. D. riirk. of Frankfort, lnd.. *.i>in<c
ili.t he was recently converted at a revival meet
ing, and n«w fell wonderfully Masassl "I have
been trying. to read m v title clear to mansions la
th« skies." he said, "but cannot get my mini!
higher th.in your eMrksa house." He added that
si th. year* ago he had stolen some fowls belonging
t<> Mrs.' Clark, and IM Inclosed a $.) bill by way of
restitution.
Slanderous.— Ttw literary wife of the matter-of
fact husband no. I ed the end of her penholder
wrinkled her brow. •:!<! then turned to him.
" iimentiim act 'inlneia' means 'an argument
t<> tlie mail.' " >'.. said. "How would you s,,y
*ara*ua*eal la the woman' in Latin"
" 'Argiiawnf ..•! eternam." 1 presume." he r<-
sponded.—(Chicago Tribune.
The punishment In Tennessee for stealing a horse
Is Imprisonment for not less than three nor more
than lea) years, while for stealing a child It Is only
from one to. live years. A bill has been introduced
in the ¦Man la correct this by making kid
napping a rrime punUhablo by death.
Tommy— Pa. an usher I- a man In the theatre
who snows >nu wh>-ie la sit. Isn't he?
*' i| — *'•: he's the fellow who puts In most of his
time leUina you when not to sit.— (Philadelphia
Itecord.
Colonel Foster, th-> Quartermaster-Cieneral of the
Drltish Army In Canada, says that the Drlttsh
officers in South Afri a were supercilious In man
ner and harsh toward the colonial contingents.
But Colonel Otter, who commanded the Canadian
contingent In South Africa, does not agree with
Foster. He says he found the British officer a
gentleman and a soldier, and that he had been
treated even with deference. Colonel Lessard. an
other Canadian who was In South Africa, seems
inclined to agree with Foster. He says, while he
was well treated by the British officers. It is not
his intention to say anything about the manner in
which his regiment fared In South Africa at the
hand* of the British army officers. No on e had
complained to him. but. for that matter, no one
dare say anything about It. On* officer of a regi
ment mutt not run down another officer.
There Is a Washington fishing club with many
Congressional members which has a clubhou™ on
the Potomac. Recently, It Is related, a new House
Committee took hold. After the first meetiVtn?"
rule, were posted: "First—lf any member o«tM«
club drinks more than five cocktails before break!
fast he shall be warned. Seconder. after betng
warned any member of this club drinks more than
five cocktails before breakfast he. shall be warned
again. Third-If. afi t r Using warr?"a for tho sec
ond time, any member of this club drtaks nor*
than five cocktails before breakfast he shall hi
warned for the third and last time. Fourth- if
after being warned for the third and last time any
member of this club drinks more than live ;. OC k^
tails before breakfast he shall be consider^ hope
leas and left to his own device: " a 'Dhu
RecurJ. *»"*•
lIUSIC.
AT THE OPERA.
At the opera last night as much of "T.-k**i di
I.airmermoor" was presented as was necessary M
*hn-x off tl:*» superlative merits of Mme. MMk«
The climax of the opera .'orriri? la the last act M.
Saleza was given short shrift. of course, but that
as of no consequence, for half of the evening was
not • I'Th. or lyric drama, but concert In costume.
There was a fine audience and the people enjoyed
the music to th» extent of n-demanfllng the 'mad
scent"." which was made the end or the work of
the gentle Donizetti. After it came the hot-blooded
work by Mascagni and then. In the IVaMMM of
madness and murder, all wer.t merry as a marriaxe
hell. Mme. MeSba had demonstrated most hal.t
fully what singing meant ?ome three generation?
ago. and Mme. Garlskl then show-»il what rinsing
Is to-day— with correct dramatic feeling informing
every moment, as well as correct tone production.
Her associates, like tho.«e- of Mow. Melba, hetng
excellent artists, both representations were wholly
worthy of the fine patronage vouchsafed them.
THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
"'I..- Boston Symrhony Orchestra appeared MMM
evening in Brooklyn ai the Ac-idcmy ft! Music tn
11 -raiMii 1 which offered the merr!!)er» of the
Institute and Its friend* an evening «»f uncommon
enjoyment. The principal number waa Prahnw's
v inn.:- symphony, the. flrct of his four. and. a.«
Mr. Apthorp justly points out in his analytical
note, the, profoundest and th« one with the frwe»t
elements of popularity. For thU reason, and for
the further reason that its proper effect can hi
realized only through a performance of high tech
nical perfection. It has been pushed into the back
ground in favor of the other more asessafhhi sym
phonic works of the master. Its performance by
the Bsaan Orchestra, en this side of t.i" East
Ittver earlier In the season and on the other last
evening, i* therefore .i boon fur which much pxati
tuii Is deserved, especially as the Boston men are
capable, as they have conclusively showed, or
giving It not only with supreme technical finish, bu:
with precisely the spirit, hi precisely the mood, that
dominates the work. It never sounded more beauti
ful or more eloquent than last evening, and the
listeners enjoyed .i great performance of one of
the greatest of modern achievements in symphonic
writing. Somewhat leas perfect in detail and I?sa
convincing in spirit was Beethoven's "Fklello"
overture, but tn the brilliant Slavonic Rhapsody
by Dvorak the dazzling: opulence of orchestral
• •'„, applied to the embellishment of a rather
meagre thematic equipment was fully realized.
Silas Adele A ;s der One was the solo performer,
and her piece— Schumann's pianoforte concerto—
scarcely showed her at her best. She read It wttli
grace, intelligence, sometime* with an Insight Into
Its deeply poetic contents, hut she did not reach
the true inwardness of the an isl The blucl of ii'c
dM not pulse through it. and there was htahhai a
certain accent of vigor an i conviction, while her
tone seemed singularly drah and without color
and contrast. Miss Aus dcr Ohe has played much
better than that, and will again.
TWEAT*I€AI rVffl>FTn».
A revival of the well known pin- of "Hazel
Ktrke" was mad- last ahJht, at the American
Theatre.
Mr. Hoyfa farcical pliv af "A Midnlirht Bell"
was presented last atghi at '.}•. ¦ Murray m ]
Th»r»fre.
Mr. Arthur's melodrama el "Lost River" was
brought back to Haw .Tart last nijrht. and It can
be aeen t hroijphout the present week at the Oranti
Opera House.
Mr. Crane appeared at th« Hartem Opers Hou»e
lant nishr. pre?entln< th» character <#) David
Hanim.
Andrew Slack appeared at th» Metropolis Theatre
!'?~ l n!^ hr - presenting hi* Irish martial play called
"The K*S"! ""
Mr. Bssase**! picturesque theatrical ?k-tch. m»rte
nn the *tnry nf "Mme. nutt<»rf!y." was pr-^enrM
last night a- Frocti>r'« Fifth Ay -ane They're.
Was T-=«r.i<e will h*v« a b-n»flr to-niirht. it the
Irving Place Theatre, appearing In the flsiassa
version of Sardous "Fedo-a."
Mr. MansfleM says: "The society wnm.in who
loses her mon»y cr bar reputation rushes for the
stane. We appr*»rMf<. her pood intentions, but
would rather «he didn't."
Mr. Daniel rVsaaaaa of Daly's Theatre, an
nounces that the musical play of "San TO7" will
be brought back to that theatre on March 4th to
succeed "Lady Huntworth's Experiment."
.\O77\v op THE BTAdE,
jsaa de Reszk* baa bssa s!^k with aa attarh at
grip since Friday of tost week. It is hoped that he
will he able to r:ntr the part r.f ITalthst !n "Die
Mei«t(»rs!n?er" at th» Metropoiifan . era Hou?e
to-morrow night.
Alfred Aarons has given up th*» management of
the Savoy Theatre. The theatre has had bad lur-lc
of late. Ma aw two attraction* "Mistress Nell."
with Miss Henrietta Crosrran, and "fnleavencd
Tread." both having closed without finishing- their
Intended runs. The theatre 1* soon to reopen with
.i new farce, called "The Governor* i Son " and??
the management of Hyde & mail.
Anro.jn •<>m»rif aas al • r,f -ho aw
tenMon af Oacat Raaoa ¦->. ¦*- rrmoin
Mr tlammersieln expects that work on the build
lag will bsmlb v. tlmst The hous* is to
• ¦ Drurj !..ine.
Th»» rraduatlng class from West Point attended
the perfi naaace of "The O!rl from Ip There " at
the. Herald Square Theatre la?? ntyht.
Tn* gavotte from "Vienna Life" has been added
to th- at laraaasae of lbs Actors' Fur.d be;:<>nt en
March I at fie Proadway Tlwaiis The cast for
th* «klt written by Orant Siewart. "An Appeal '••
the Mu^ex," will include Misses Vine] r'ingh.im.
Blanche Bate Kthel Barry more. May K->h<on.
Bijou Fcrnandea anil Evanselina lr\ins.
A party of fifty aatatfean of the choir of St.
Joseph's l"h iren. In Fllphty-sevcnth-st., last night
attended the performance of "Garrctt O'M.igh" by
i'haur.cfy Olcoti and h!* company at the Four
teenth Street The.it re.
Frank MrKee has mad-- a contract with Augustus
Thomas M write m. play for IVfi-r F. l>iiley. to be
produced next season,
Willard Spencer, the. author of • Tbi Una T>-
coon" and "The Princess Bonnlo." h.Ts written ,
n.-w operetta, which will n* produced In I'htlaileJ.
phla l?i April.
MILES SI. O'RRIEX RE-ELECTED m>//^:v;
MANY COMrUMTQCTARY IHmM MAPK AT
BOARD OK EDUCATION MEETING.
Miles M O'Urlen was unanimously re-el«x-led
pre.-l.ient of the Board of Education at the annual
meeting last night. The seconding of the nomina-
Usa of Mr. O'Hrlen was made the occasion for a
number of speeches compliment. to him. He
thanked the members for the sentiments they had
expressed. m
Charles K. Robertson was unanimously re-elected
vice-president of the H. rd
DECREE WOy sTf A FAIR AMERICAS'.
ilerlin, Feb. IS.— To-day, with elaborate, cere
monies. Miaa Caroline T. St- irt H Memphis".
Tei>n.. was promoted to the ileKr«*e of Doctor of
Philosophy at the University of Berlin. For the
first time all the com-. .-tit,!- were women, Miss
Stewart's opponents being AMsj Jane Schorzer.
Miss Mary Montgomery .in.l Fran Merter. V
IRVIXG PLACE THEATRE.
Charlotte Bireh-Pfeiffer'a corned -drama, "D*r
Oold-Rauer." was presented by the hntoi Place
company last night. The play i.s well known and
popular in Europe, but had never been performed
under Mr. Conrled's direction. U is purely a Volk
atUck. Us characters are taken from the ordinary
walks of life, and 'hey were portrayed with truth
and sincerity by the painstaking players. The
scenes are laid in a rural dlatrlct. the time nearly
a century ago. and it abounds In pathos and humor
and pictures of rural life In the Herman highland*.
Mr. Emmerich. Miss Merlto and Mr. Van Self
fertltz played the leading parts, and nearly all the
members of the. company were In the cast. The
performance was highly enjoyable and will be
repeated this evening.
DIAXOXD BADGE FOR CAPTAIX KEAR.
Captain rranots J. Kear. of the West Sixty
•lchth-st. police station, was the guest of honor at
a dinner last night at Healy's. Slxty-aUth-st. and
Columbus-aye. About fifty of his friends wers
present. Captain Kear received a diamond studded
badge valued at about n.MO. The presentation
BAp^,8 A p^, C n h !"?* made by Ketfst.er Isaac Fromme.
Among those pr«ent at tho dinner were Police
Commissioners Hexton. Abell and Hess Chief DeV
•ry and Deputy Chief McLau«hlln. * UeT
SOCIETY DA\ BT DAY.
Tier- , re »MII a great many dinners .„
• r-t luncheons to be enjoyed, as w,!l as m *"*'*
and meetlnps of all kinds at which ther. w^"* '
much «.;.»v and which win keep UD . ',
until Easrer. To-day Is Shrov. Tuesday or T?
0r... In »w-Orlean» it Is celebrated wiui ,S
masked processions, the famous ball of the Mv '.
Kre.v» of Komus and the resection o* R.J »-t
hi* Court. There are many 5...T-> vlsl-^T
Mr and Mm. J. .Norman d-> R. Whltehouse w
e\»r. wer»» unable to b» In N««-niiN|. fa iL^T!
tft« carnival. Th*r« are also ™ pro,r^: r
for processions and carnival affairs ofSwH?"*
Nice and it Cannes. These are not as iSrli'
year. owing; to the English residents not JjSl
part. The number of Americans at NlSi is ££.*
pnratlvely small, many preferring to re-ata "ft
r.:ris rather than 10 go to the Riviera "- ala «
v»i.t,, r r';,- was gar enough In all conscience
There was MMi than the usual number a*
luncheons and receptions, one of the mast large^
attended of the latter being that given by Mm
William C. >• >-rnn»>rr;orn and Mrs. John I. Kars
at tr.elr hoi-sc. Xr>. tr» Went Twenty-thlrd-st. Anson
thc!«e ivh.-> were "at home" were Mm T.rman
Brown. Mrs. W. Kneene Parsons. Mrs. a. !lollanrt
Fortes. Mrs .John F. Baker. Mrs. John Boothha"
arrt Mrs. Jpff»rson rodd!n«»on. Mrs. John C Scot*
save a dinner for Mis* Anita .Scott and Mrs GeraM
Hoyt ha I a dinner party of twenty-four. Our*
Lloyd S. r?ry •¦-. pay» a dinner dance for her daurS.
t.r-. and the opera -is flllert with an «Tccpt!on-iliV
hr'.Uiant a'.n!i<»nre to hear Meltta In the mad seer,*
fa •"Lucia."
1 Tier" aro few houses more admirably adapted
for entertaining than the old Cooper mansion,
watch has been the aMBs of M many brilliant
'••mti< . n.«. ami ."tr.- 1.1, v.l S. Eryee's dinner danes
there was a very successful affair. Th» party at
the dinner numbered seventy, an.l was seated at
fix* tables. Afterwards Mrs. Oernld Hoyt brought
in her rarty of twenty-four, who had been 'linira
with her. The cotillon was led by llunson Morris,
danctns with Miss Clara Erycp. and lbs favors con
sisted of the usual pretty trifle* The guests con*,
prised most of the season's. debutantes and what b
known as the younger set.
This evening the Fcrtnlghtly will nave its talcs
at the Waldorf-Astoria, and Mrs. Robert MeAllls.
t- r IJoyd will crive a cotillon at her house. In Gra
mercy Park. " T "-. r» .re no other large entertain
ments on the cards, .nd to-morrow will be very
• rii.-t. cving to Its ing A.-h Wednesday.
Miss Le.iry. who has been entertaining a great
deal this winter, v.-11l have a performance of "Til*
DaLiy Chain" .'.' her house. No. -1 Flfth-ave.. thii
afternoon. Miss Leary has re«n receiving every
Tvej««!ay. sal after Kent bes!^* -<.-.c will be st
h^rrie Informally only.
P»ter M..: I gives a dinner p«- to-night at h!i
house. No. I Bast Thlrty-seventh-st.
A eßMill at w'.iich Mme. Xor'.i-j. Mme. Sclii!.
mann-Helnk and M. Bjorksten will take part wttl
be given this afternoon in the !ars;«« hauroora »t
the Waldorf-Astoria for the benefit of St.
John's Memorial K:nflcTgai"ten.
The rase sho*- at the Waldorf-Astoria, whir 1 !
was announced in The Tribune some weeks aax
BSaThv to-day under fashio.ia'-M* patronage. It tt
for the h»nerl!- of the chgriraMe annex si th)
L.00t.'.3 Sanatorium fr>r Consumptivoj at Liberty.
SutUran Co.inty. and will ranttan ">-niorrow and
Thursday, both afternoon in l evealngr.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Harrlman. jr. are due to
New-York to-day. Contrary to general expecta
tion, they did not so abroad with Mr. Vanderbtlt.
-.vh'-> sailed on the Valiant late on Saturday after
noon. Mr. and Mrs. liarrtmaa will, however, go Is
Europe: lat»r in the waa
Mr. *nft *trr>». James A. Burden. Jr.. sailed ci
Saturday for England. They will Join Mr. and Mr*.
Harry I'iiyn-'- V.'hltney and then will cruise with
i hem in the Mediterranean. Mr. and Mrs. WUUaia
T>. Sloane and Jliss Llla V. Sioane will go abroad
for a »fcon trip in April.
The Post Graduate Sewlnj Class will mast at
Mrs. Bradish Johnson's morrow afternoon. Tlsj
Kafckerbocher r.owlin? Club will meet to-morrow
afternoon and the Knickerbocker Sewing Class ia
the morning.
Sir. and M'!». J. Montgomery Hare will occupy
the Winthrop place at Lenox. Mass.. next season.
Mrs. Frederick Eddy. Mrs. X. Taayer Robb an*
Mrs. (aaadhaa Livingston are among thijso who
have organized the bridge whist tournament to b»
given at Sherry's on Thursday afternoon. Marcs
7. for the neneflt of the baby wards of the fast
Graduate Hospital.
Mrs Francis McNei! Bacon has tssusd lastta*
tor a ittnnaj raJ"ty for February 38. foe bst
- Bacon.
It waa » brilliant night at the opera. 9odet7
w«s very well represented and much •nthustaaw
displayed hi tag aaaaa Mrs. Burke- Rocna wm
very handsome in b!ack tulle over Ma<*k silk. Sb»
wore 'i larg* diamond star tn her hair. Mas
Josephine Johnson was in black tulle, embroidered
In gold, and wore a large ornament of gold fills:**
m the back of her coiffure. She was with Mrs.
Henry Clews, who was exceedingly smart In whit*
and silver. Mrs. H. McK. Twornbly wore blacll
velvet, long white gloves and a white ostrich piuaM
In her ha'.r. Her Jewels were pearls. She hai
with -••- Mis* Llla Sloane. very charming and
girlish, in white, with <» wreath of white Cowers.
iliss M*»bel Gerry wore an exquisUe gown of tur
quoise blue, which was held at the aleeves wttn
large bunches of Neapolitan violets. Mrs. Pr*««
con Hall Butler and Miss Butler were In Box No.
?. Miss Butler being In white and Mrs. Butler in
lavender.
Mrs. Delancey Kane was In Box No. It. «ttll
Miss Isclln. Miss Barb?y was in Box No. 19. ¦«•
wore rose pink. Miss Angelica Gerry, who was
with Miss Mabel and Mrs. Gerry, wore black. M!s»
Marion BaTCD was in white. Others In the audt
#nce were Mr and Mrs. XV. F.ayard Cutting aa*
Mis.s Justine Cutting. Mrs. Luther Kountze Mls»
kountie, Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock. Mr and Mr*
Charles B. Alexander. Mrs. Clarence H. MaeWT.
Miss. Bishop. Mr, .1 Plerpont Morgan. Mr. and
Mrs E. J. Bcrwind. Mrs. George 1,. Rives a**
Mr. rind Mr*. H. T. Wilson.
LEST AT THE CULRCE OF THE EPIPEIXY.
The Rev. Gustav Arnold Carstenaen. rector of tit
Church of the Epiphany. Lexlnston-ave. and Thir
ty-flfth-st.. has issued a calendar of services fot
L^nt. which begins to-morrow. Ash Wednesday
There will be morntns prayer and a sermon i"
morrow at It ©"Cock and evening prayer and at
address at « o'clock. On Sunday evenings In Lent,
except on March IT. the subject of the- nennoni
will be -Some Favorite Hymns and Their Authors."
Special addresses will he given on Tuesday . Thur*
<lay and Friday -noons, and on Vv ednesjtt'
evening*. The preacher to-morrow evening win •
tl • Rev. Pr E. O. Flagg. and on Friday afternoor
Warren Higley will give an address on ' The. Ke
llgiona T'se of National Holidays."
UOTAXICAL EXPLORATION IX MOTJSA
Through the generosity of William E. Dodge. tH«
botanlo-al exploration of the northern Rooky Moun
tains, carried on by Dr. P. A. Rydberg in Ml nad«
the same patronage, will be continued this year t>J
R. S. Williams. Mr Williams will leave Mew-
York early in June and go to Northwestern Mon
tana to collect specimens for the herbarium,
museums and plantations of the Xew-Tork Botani
cal Garden. The unexpectedly large amount cl
new Information derived from Dr. Kydberg's.pre
vious exploration of this region leads to the "lell- 1
that much more awaits Mr. Williams'* observa
tions. Th.- work i.-i designed to mike the descrip
tive Bora of the Ko"ky Mountains, which Dr. Ryu
hen; is now preparing, as complete as possible.
*'/ XEK.IL OF it AC RICE THOMPSON.
Crawfordavtile. lnd.. Feb. la.— Maurice Thompson.
th« author, who died Friday nlsht. was burled to
day in Oak Hill Cemetery, this city. Hundreds ol
friends and ai!mlr*r«i were present, while «»*°*
h.indsome ttoi .i tributes filled the rooms of t.i«
.it, author's horn.-. Dr. W. P. Kane, presides. «
Wabaah College, delivered the funeral address.
THE CROCKER EXPEDITION TO si MATE*
San Francisco. Feb. 13— The William H. Croc!««
expedition from the Lick Observatory to observi
In Sumatra the total eclipse of the sun on May *¦«
will gall from San Francisco on the Nippon Mara
to-morrow. The expedition is in charge of A*
sIJ-tant Astronomer C. D. Ferrtne. He will *» ac
companied by Ralph H. Curtis, for the laat.gfj
student assistant of the observatory at UaiajsiJ
ami now an assistant on the Lick Quasi ¦aajw
staff. These astronomers will select their aassw;
ants from experts employed by the Dutch otncia.i
at Paiang.
SELIGVAX SOLOJUOX SOCIETY RECEPTIO)'
The graduates of the Hebrew Orphan Asyhin
hare organized an alumni society under the rmm<
of the Seligrmn Solomon Society. It la purely I
charitable organisation, tts object being to can
for the graduates of the institution In time of ate*
ness and distress, and to amahs provision for las*
out of work. Already there is nearly COCO In '-•
treasury. With a view to Increasing thla sum. to»
annual reception will be held at the L«xtagrot
Opera House. KUty-ei«hth-st. and Third-aye.. to.
morrow evening. An entertainment will precsa?
the receoiion.

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