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SLmneemcnts. CAP I NO— 2: ls— B :TS— Flonrfora. CHERRY !<!...¦:- . .M CItOVE- B:3o— Vaudeville. I. F\ MUSEE — Day and Evening— World in Wax. KEITH'S-Contlnuous Performance. KOSTFJ i- DlAL'S— l:4,l— 7:4s— Vaudeville. KMCKnni»OCKEn THEATRE— 2:IS—B:IS— Stroll- MaNHaTTaN BEACH— 2— Sou*a and Ills liar. S—T?i r-yrle Races — *» — Pain's War In China — The G*!eha. PARADISE riARI'KNP v ¦'' to 12— Vaudeville. PASTOR'S— Day and Vlsrht— Continue* Phow. _ FT. NICHOLAS GARDEN— B:ls— Kaltenbora Orchestral Concert*. TERRACB GARDEN— B— Fra Dlavolo. ¦ Uribtx to Pape.Col.| rage. Col i AmuMmecti 12 a! Instruction '• V iniwu-r'i: 14 4|l>o?t and Found .. ...l- * Banker* & Brokers. .ll 5 Marriages & Death*. o Board and n00m5....12 * I Miscellaneous M £>-£ Book* A Publications 8 . r > Notice of Summons.. .ll 0 Bus'neas Chances.... 12 4 Ocean Steamiri ...... 8 " Citations 4 SP an-American Hxposl- City Hotels 11 f> tion »- •» Coptw-rsfcip Notices. ll 5 Proposal* l^ * "Country Board 12 ? Public Notices 12 o Country Propertr tor I Railroads .••!•* °-£ Sale 4 0 Krai Estate 4 « Country Property to • • fioxie Notices 12 §-£ I^t 4 r, Savings Ranks 11 5 Dividend Notices. .. .11 5 School AKendes 11 •• Dom. fits. Wanted. .l 2 6-7:Sp«?cial Notices 7 « Dressmaking 12 4 Steamb '•= » »-« Bxcurclons 11 6 Surrogate's Notices — 12 4-s KuTor*an AdvU ... 9 2-3 Summer Resorts 12 1-3 • Foreiirn Resorts » 3-6 hum. Resort Guides. .12 3 Financial 11 4 Teachers 11 I For Sale 11 6 Tribune i*ib'n Rates.. . 6 Fur. Apartments to Trust Companies 11 * I^t . . ' . . 4 6To Let for Business Fur. Rooms to Let. ..12 4 Purposes *_ 5 Help Wanted 12 •'• Work Wanted 12 0-0 IVWQork tlmlti Stibimt SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1901. THE NEWS THIS MORNING. FOREIGN.— Prince Chun, bearer of an apology to the German Emperor for the murder of Baron yon Ketteler, left Peking for Berlin. ===== The Boers captured a 7-pounder In a fight near Houtkop; they were driven off; the British loss ¦was three killed and seven wounded. - Op position to the censorship in South Africa con tinues in England. - - ~ Reports that Conti nental powers are preparing a tariff war against the United States were discredited in England. ¦ — Rumors regarding the engagement of Lord Bosebery to the Duchess of Albany are regarded as unfounded. ===== A strongly conservative commission to draw up an electoral law was appointed by the Cuban Constitutional Conven tion. == Shamrock I was beaten in a race off Kothesay by Shamrock 11. owing to an error of Captain Wringe. - . ¦ Santos Dumont's airship had a successful trial around the Eiffel Tower. • A fire at the West India Docks, in Lon don, caused great damage to piers and sheds. - Many prostrations from the heat were re corded In London. . .. ; - ' DOMESTIC— Hay has received as surances from every government concerned that the Invitation to the Pan-American Con sresß has been accepted in good faith. = General Funston's official report on the capt ure of Aguinaldo was made public by the War Department. == Reports from the regions af fected by drouth? show the almost total de struction of the corn crop in Kansas; fears are entertained of the hot wave affecting spring ¦wheat. == The National Educational Asso ciation concluded its annual session in Detroit •with a declaration of principles. ===== Two more victims of the wreck on the Chicago and Alton Railroad died at Kansas City. = The Co lumbia won from the Constitution and Inde k pendence again; the topmast of the Boston boat I broke in the first minute of racing. == The # Court of Appeals in the Lentilhon case did not pass on the constitutionality of the eight-hour labor law. CITY — There was an extensive liquidation In Btockß, with a severe fall in prices. ===== Nine colonists of the Patuca Plantation Company left the bark that was to bear them to Honduras, declaring that she "was overcrowded. == Myles B. MacDonnell, who shot George Price, was acquitted of the charge of murder. == Suing creditors of F. B. Thurber accuse him of trans ferring property when he knew he was in solvent. — Prices of corn and -wheat jumped up rapidly on brisk sales in the Produce Ex change ----- Many letters -were received by New-York Central Ra|road officials congratu lating them upon their plan to run trains by t-«l«ctricJty in the Fourth-aye. tunnel. ===== An t . assessment of 100 per cent was levied upon the $500,000 capital stock of the Seventh National Bank; depositors. It was estimated, would re cover 80 per cent- = The return of proceed ings In the case of Major Clinton H. Smith, of the 71et Regiment, showed, 11 was asserted by his counsel, that he was not examined by the •"bouncing board" -which declared him unfit to serve In the National Guard. - ¦ The first step to contest the Rogers will was taken, the half deter. Mrs. Helnisch. filing a caveat protesting against the probating of the document. THE WEATHER- Forecast for to-day: Part ly cloudy. The temperature yesterday: Highest. 72 degrees; lowest, 67; average, 70. before you lea?e the city for sour summer out ing, I* sure to subscribe for The Tribune. You will ftrl lost vithout it. The address vill ie changed C: off as desired. THE COLUMBUS PLATFORM. Both in what it says and what it omits to say the newest Democratic platform in Ohio sug gests the struggle of the repentant wolf to . purge his character through fresh investments in sheep's clothing. No party utterance, cer . taialy, could breathe a milder or more chastened spirit than that framed for the purposes of this year's campaign by the Democratic managers .at Columbus. As a rule the declarations of Ohio conventions have been tinctured with a radicalism frowned on by Democratic senti ment in most Eastern and Middle "Western •States, and beside most of its predecessors the platform adopted last Wednesday seems almost a Lulracle of policy and moderation. The cau tious, almost apologetic, temper -which con trolled the delegates -was shown most con ' spicuously, of course, in the slights put on ' Colonel Bryan's leadership. But the feeling -which prompted the convention to Ignore both , the Nebraska orator and the party fines of . which he has long stood as the accepted advo cate showed itself in an almost panic.-,: retreat from one and all the advanced positions ' which the party in Ohio has held in other years. The extent of this general withdrawal Is most , easily measured in the snuffing out of the free coinage issue. Two >ears ago, when John li. , McLean -was nominated for Governor, the Dem ocratic State Convention gave this explicit pledge of loyalty to the cause of silver inflation and to the personal fortunes of its especial champion : We continue to demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold as equal in primary -money at th- ratio <•' If. to 1, Independent of all other nations In the world. The. Hon. Will . lam J. Bryan still retains our entire confidence, . and we demand his renomlnation In 1000. In this year's convention th« Hon. William J. Bryan seemed to r,-t:.in "the entire confidence" . of only six delegates out of 930. -while the Issue on wh*ch he rose to power, and which has been Bet for 3v years past in the very forefront of ' Democratic doctrine, was coldly stricken from the platform without even six voices raised to ; challenge Its consignment to the political ash heap. Two years ago the Zanesvill6 convention, • among other extravagances, announced its dis approval ><: •:. "secret and vicious alliance now ""In evidence between England and the Republl - "can administration whereby this nation may ' "become involved in war with foreign nations." . It also expressed Its profouude«t regret' that American soldiers were "being unlawfully used /"lathe name of liberty to crush and destroy ". "dawning republicanism In the Orient." Hold ing, this view of the government's efforts to assert national sovereignty and re-establish civil order In the Philippines, the convention of 1809 *;.* naturally demanded that the Filipinos be "not •nly permitted but encouraged" to establish an - Independent republic. './'.'' - Only feeble echoes of these fantastic thunders are to be found in the platform on which Colo ns! JBUbourno is to stand this year. The Enc lish alliance, the unrighteous war on "dawning republicanism in the Orient," the demand fee an Immediate recognition of an Independent Filipino state— those extravagances arc scarcely recognizable in the vague and non-committal phrases in which the Ohio Democracy now ventures to outline its beliefs nnd disbeliefs. However radical the panaceas it may suggest for local application, on national issues It pre fers to cloak itself in ambiguity and silence. One burst of discretion, however, cannot over balance a long record of follies; and its plat forms of the last five years will have to be burled much deeper than they now are before the Democratic party in Ohio can hope to re clothe Itself in any semblance of broad minded purpose or of sober and patriotic judgment. OMB JOB Ii LOCK ED. Thoujrh the DQsnpany which would have chiefly benefited from an acceptance <>f the con tracts submitted by Commissioner Nagle for tlie. removal of garbage from Manhattan and The Bronx is commonly understood to have strong Tammany backing, no member of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment ventured to approve the bids at yesterday's meeting. They were unanimously rejected, and therefore it may not be strictly necessary to find fault because no comments were made. Yet assuredly a sharp denunciation of the job, to which the Commis sioner of Street defining was apparently not opposed, would not have bern superfluous. For a job it was beyond a doubt, whether Mr. Nagle Is aware of that fact or not The specifications required the successful competitor to complete within the city limits by August 1 a plant capable of reducing double the amount of gar bage now removed. As the bids were opened ouly a fortnight ago, the company owning the existing plant on Barren Island could alone meet that condition. Its opportunity was con sequently dear, and the bids which it put in wer<> j!u>refore nbout three times the price which It lias received during the last five years. For the removal of garbage from The Bronx it was underbid, whether by arrangement or not is unknown: but its offer for tlie far larger work in Manhattan was. of course, the lowest, and if the proposed contracts had been awarded New-York would have had to pay from three to six times a.s much in proportion as other Ameri can cities pay for the disposal of refnse. The contracts were rejected— unanimously, as we have said, without comment— and other specifications which will permit of competition were ordered. Perhaps the new bids thus called for will be comparatively reasonable, and perhaps there may be a combination of interests to hold up the city. In any case there is no probability Hurt they win be satisfactory to intelligent citizens, for, unless Colonel Waring was wrong, the garbage contract ought to put money Into tlie city treasury Instead of tak;-iif it out. But in the mean while the OOttUnentS which do not seem to have been considered ln order at yesterday's meeting of the Board of i:>!:mate and Apportionment may properly !>•¦ made elsewhere. It would be well, ln fact, If they took the form of sharp inquiries offi cially addressed to the Commissioner of Street Cleaning. OFFICIALLY COXDEMXED. Mr. Wllgus, the chief engineer of the New- York Central, dismisses a 1 suggestions that the Park-aye. tunnel might be cleared of smoke and asphyxiating gases by a system of ventila tion with fans. He says: Such a plan would not work, for the reason that the coal pas discharged from the smoke stacks of passing locomotives in the Park-aye. tunnel is thirty or forty times the amount of that In the Baltimore tunnel. No number of fans, no height of chimney, could draw out the smoke from the Park-aye. tunnel as fast as It is generated. Five hundred and sixty trains pass through the tunnel each day. together with a hundred more switch engines. The volume of coal gas thus discharged each day into the tun nel would defy any such scheme. ¦• ' We thank thee for these words. The volume of coal gas in the tunnel would defy the re sources of wealth and the ingenuity of en gineers to clear it. And yet human beings are dally compelled to breathe it. The density of the poisonous gas Is so great that no number of fans and no height of chimneys would dilute it enough to make It appreciably more endur able to the lungs; but yet year after year the lungs have been expected to absorb it, with much coughing and strangulation, perhaps, but with no unkind protests or' complaints. Mr. Wilgus and all the other railroad authorities declare with deep solemnity that they have l"en helpless, and only now begin to see their way toward a change of motive power which •will do away with the smoke producing en gines. Not all their professions of Impotence have been entirely convincing, and . their hint at the present moment that they, hope within a year to have an electric system in operation seems a little odd in view of their off-hand dismissal, even within a few weeks, of all suggestions of such a system as ridiculous and of demonstrated impossibility. Their engineers had studied deeply in electrical science, and in the present state of human knowledge the re lief sought for was not to be obtained at any price. But under pressure of reiterated de mands from the public they have apparently been told by their superiors to '"guess again." If thej' will only guess to some purpose, well and good. Nobody will inquire too curiously into the past slow development in the human intellect of capacity to solve the problem. With tco much joy will the solution be hailed, if it ever Is achieved. But meanwhile let Mr. Wll gus's description of the tunnel smoke be ' kept in mind against contingencies. If by chance the tunnel should not be cleared In a year; If when th*> summer heat shall pass, and with It, perhaps, the public feeling on the subject, the inventiveness of the railroad engineers should likewise flag, it might be useful to have this official testimony that the air of the tunnel, which thousands of persona are compelled to breathe daily, is so foul that all the wind* ¦which machinery could generate would not serve to purify It to even a passably endurable Condition for the lungs. Mr. Wllgus has con ferred a great favor by telling us how su premely vile are the gases of those live hun dred and sixty trains, supplemented by the smoke of a hundred switch engines, confined In the tunnel. Whatever be the limitations as to a remedy, there will hereafter be no ques tion that the public is justified In demanding a remedy with .-:11 its might and being ex tremely slow to accept even the most plausible of excuses on the part of those who continue to administer to them such strong doses of poison. , ' OAMBtMMM DBtVBJt AWAY. Th<- bssl friends pf Long; Btanch declare that that breezy resort on the New-Jersey const Is flourishing and prosperous this summer in spite of the predictions of calamity uttered a few weeks ago by the advocates of a "wide open town." For a number of years, under Republi can governments, poolrooms and betting rings had been entirely suppressed in our sinter state. to the marked benefit of her law abiding peo ple Hut gambling In SO raited clubhouses was carried on !n summer at Long Kram-h with lit tle interference fr<>n\ any quarter, and the keep ers of faro brinks and proprietors of roulette wheels were amazingly bold. No doubt they paid large amounts for protection, as the gUflft* bJers in New-York and other places have been In the habit of doing, nnd they were more au dacious tlran their fellow muninulators of enrda "XKW- YORK 1 ) AL L, TKIiS U JNIU. KAIL JKJLJA I v dULt 1 ±3. 19UI1 1 and dice elsewhere at watering places. At Sara toga, for example, there has been plenty of bet ; ting at faro and roulette each season, but the ; clubrooms In which the games were kept up were managed In a comparatively] quiet and retiring way, and the tables were not used for play on Sundays. At Long Branch the gambling was practised in the most conspicuous manner in "cottages" occupying prominent places on the chief ave nue and close to the leading hotels. There was no pretence of secrecy or concealment. These "clubhouses" were costly buildings, handsomely furnished and open to all coiners who had money to risk. On Sundays especially, when the Lone Branch hotels were crowded with men with full pockets and of ample leisure, these cottages were brilliantly lighted, and the wannest of welcomes was extended to every one who wished to bet on any game of chance. Long Branch was Indeed a "wide open town" for gambling, and on Sundays above other days of the week. . .. Now all is changed. An upright judge re solved that respect should be paid to the law at this pleasure resort as elsewhere in New- Jersey. He declared that the faro banks must be closed and kept closed. Ills instructions to the grand Jurors were explicit and emphatic, and he arranged that juries should meet every month this summer and be prepared to Indict the gamblers if they ventured to do as they had done In previous years. The gamesters took the alarm and sought other fields for the plundering of the indiscreet. The clubhouses are dark and silent, and owners and dealers are disconsolate. bong Branch Is going through the novel experience of a season without the sort of Monte Carlo element to which she has been accustomed. And she Is better off with out It. as all other summer resorts, and winter resorts as v.'ell, would bo. A TREAT FOR TO-MORROW. A noteworthy variety marks the contents of The Sunday Tribune for to-morrow, as announced In part elsewhere In this Impres sion, ill? mm quality common to all being that ¦which Is AVell described by the phrase "con temporaneous human Interest" From the Old Brick Bow at Yale to the reviving of the imperial title for Edward VII of England; from Bellevue "drunks" to British mules In South Africa; from Hobokpn barmaids to the prreat art exhibition at Buffalo; from the ravages of the recent tornado In Manhattan to the Insid ious wiles of the book agent—every article is of Interest to somebody, and there Is some thing of Interest to everybody. There will, of course, be the usual compre hensive and attractive presentation of .-ill the legitimate news of the day the world around. Including special cable letters, reviews of sports, matters of special Interest to women, doings In the social world, etc. Trustworthi ness and enterprise will go hand In hand to make this as comprehensive nnd as accurate I Sunday newspaper as the most fastidious reader could desire. Tribune readers are Indeed fastidious, as the reading of their favorite paper has trained them to be, and are to be satisfied with no paper less perfect than that to which they are accustomed. But with this one they generally find themselves well pleased, and they have probably never been better pleased with it than they will be to-morrow. stocks AMD the corx crop. Sharp declines In both railway and Industrial securities were secured by leading operators on the short side, with much profit to themselves and corresponding losses to traders on narrow margins. There was no logical explanation of the general collapse, for the only alarming feature "was removed when stringency In the money market disappeared with the return of July disbursements. Fluctuations during the last week were made possible by the conditions existing since general prosperity brought a host of new traders Into Wall Street. With active trade find full employment come Increased earning! and larger savings bank and other deposits, and stories of great wealth made by speculation have tempted Ignorant men and women to buy stocks, often following the advice of others who know little of Intrinsic values. In their eagerness to get rich quickly the new speculators give attention to the securi ties of widest variation and greatest activity, and they operate only on the long side of the market, not comprehending the process of sell ing something they do not possess. With a ho.st of these outsiders carrying stocks on narrow margins, It Is an easy matter to cause sufficient reaction to start heavy liquidation, and injury to the growing corn crop l'lieilltated operations. - As a matter of fact, these statements regard- Ing widespread ruin of crops an; perennial, and it is only necessary to go back to this time, In 1000 to find corn selling at phenomenal prices on account of drouth and hot winds In Kansas and Nebraska. Yet the final official returns of the harvest made tho yield about equal to the average for preceding years. At present quo tations a yield of only one-half the crop of 2,280,000,000 bushels raised in 1896 would be more profitable, for the price on September 8, 1800,- at this city was 25*4 cents a bushel, and on the farms grain was being owned because j not worth gathering. Possibly the loss this year may reduce the yield to 1,900,000,000 bushels, or about the crop raised In 1807. which at the current price of ~>3 cents would return i large profit to growers. Intlated prices will tend to reduce foreign buying, nnd require ments for export will probably be less than 100.000.00U bushels, but In value it will exceed the larger shipments of recent years if quota tions do not suffer severe reaction later .the season. It is only on this proportion of the cn>p that railway freights are materially affected, for most of the enormous yield is not moved out of the county Where it is grown, but turned directly Into pork. Hog raising may be Slightly reduced In regions where corn Is seriously damaged, but the splendid prices already secured for provisions assure producers of large profits, and consequently the railways will not Buffer In the amount of merchandise moved west to be consumed by farmers. Nevertheless, the -sixty moHt active railway shares fell to $96/50 at the close on Friday, and earlier in the day were much lower. At the bottom point there was a loss of .•<•; a share from the previous week's closing, while com pared with iii» top record reached a few weeks ago the decline was over |8 a share. Roads running through the corn region were most sharply depressed, but other properties In no ¦ray affected in their earnings declined from .<:< to $4; each. Moreover, the feeling of uneasi i;,- was so general that the loading Industrial shares fell M SO, and the city gas and traction stocks lost an average of |696 a share from last week's dosing prices. Other stocks were sold heavily at small losses in order to deposit larger margins for protection of shares most seriously affected. At the Worst 'point Rock Island sold at $132 50 a share, a loss of $20 since the month began; Atchlson common, at * $70, and Union Pacific commou, at $9125, werb $20 lower. Investment buying appeared -when these shares fell so far below their actual worth, and sharp recoveries occurred. At no time was there any alarm among the large financial Interests, although much regret was expressed by those who had Invested their July dividends before the month opened, since so much more attractive bargains were offered later. There Is every prospect of easy money, .¦is local bunks have received funds from the Interior this week, and the Reduction in lonns by sales of storks put the financial insti tntions in a much better position. When will Elm-st. be put In order and made useful? When v.ill that so-called improvement be finished? It has dragged along for many a weary year. Will the middle of the century see it completed? The walla of the new Hall of Records are slowly rising with that excessive deliberation which marks the progress of most municipal undertakings. And the City Prison will hi finished, no doubt, some time before the year 2<KV> is ushered in. The slow servants of the New-York public never forget that they have the easiest and most Indulgent of masters. t Turf gossip in England has It that Mr. Croker has set his heart upon winning the English Derby with an American thoroughbred, bred by himself, trained by an American trainer and ridden by an American jockey. If he succeeds In this 1 honorable ambition he will do some thing that has never been done yet. Only one American colt ever won the Derby, Iroquots, owned by Pierre Lorlllard. but ' not bred by him. Iroquois was bred by Aristides Welch at Chestnut Hill, near Philadelphia, was bought by Mr. Lorlllard as a yearling, and sent to Eng land. He war. train 'd by an Englishman, Jacob Pincus, who, however, had spent many years in America, and. he was rfcloVni by an English jockey. Frederick Archer. Mr. Croker'a tri umphs on the British turf have not been daz zling so far. and it is not likely he will ever win the Derby with a colt of his own breeding. Sir Thomas Llpton may be still uncertain whether Shamrock I or Shamrock II is the bet ter. The flower of Erin Is three leaved, as every one knows. A Shamrock 111, laden with four leaved clovers, may br aeSß'td* ere the gallant and generous challenger will have the luck to lift the America's Can, and It may he not even then. If thr streetcar lines were honestly trying to give, the people (be best service possible, as the officers of those lines say they are, why do they still adhere to the indefensible practice of forc ing passengers to change to "the car ahead" or "the car behind." when in so many cases the change causes inconvenience and annoyance, and ought not to be endured without protest? The city gives the companies the streets. Cant th" companies in return treat the city with common decency? <if course, it Is t>u much t'i e.xprct civility. Th" Corporation Counsel Is bent on keeping clown the spe-d nf automobiles to eight miles an hour within the city limits. If that ruling is thoroughly enforced l>y the police, accidents caused by the self-motors will be comparaM\ ••»!>• rare. But what a racing "auto" at high speed can do Is shown l>y the exploit of one of them in Europ?, which ul:en moving rapidly dashed up an embankment and tossed Foxhall P. Keene Into a potato patch. Mr. Keene is one of the best amateur horsemen, one of the most expert polo players and one of the most darlnp riders to hounds ln this generation. But even he ad mits that the strain of running a racing "auto" at a hot pace is almost unbearable. We must put the brakes on these motors. I'ERSOXAL. W. T. Grant, a tobacco exporter, who died last week, left J200.000 to the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at IxniUivllle. Ky.. subject to an annuity of $5,000 to his widow as lons as she lives. The British National Memorial to the late Miss Mary Xlngsley ha* taken shape In the establish ment of an African society to propagate the study of native law and customs. Black men and white ogrrcd In their estimate of Miss Ktng*ley's work and character, and black men as well as white have subscribed heavily to the Initial fund. The object of the society Is scientific In the first place, but It was Miss KlnKslry's strongest conviction that In dealing with natives policy must be based or. the facts supplied by science, and that unin formed philanthropy Is actually Injurious. Ex-Governor "Bob" Taylor of Tennessee has been Invited to take part In a fiddling contest between the old settlers of Missouri, which Is to oocur at Kan-vat) City on August 15. "The Rev. Dr. Oeorge K. Post, of the Syrian Protestant Co' '.•«••. at Beyroot." says "The Con < ; iti<.:ia:!p:," "has Just completed a Bible dic tionary In Arabic (two volumes), to the preparation of which he has given many years of labor. Al though labelled a translation, it Is almost as much a work of authorship as If It hail been original. Dr. Post published pome years ago a complete con cordance to the Arabic Bible, a work which had to >•¦ constructed npon lines of its own. as no translation of each a hook If practicable. The doc tor la also engaged na chairman of a committee on Bible study, co- operating with Mr. Miller and Professor West in preparing a comprehensive scheme of Biblical Instruction for the college at Beyroot." Marshall Field, the Chicago merchant, has given a public free library to Ihe town of Con way. Mas*. The building Is now complete and will bo dedicated on Saturday next. Edwin A. Abbey, the artist, is still at work on his series of Holy (trail pictures begun ten years ago. He says that the work will probably keep him employed for a decade longer, and he has turned his Knßllish house, Morgan Hall, into a veritable museum of arms, costumes and other objects of the Middle Ages. At a recent meeting In London of the Humani tarian League for the purpose of presenting to the Rev. J. Stratton a testimonial for his work In abol ishing the Royal Buckhounds, letters from George Meredith. Thomas Hardy and Frederic Harrison were read, all favoring the abolition of sports that were attended with cruelty to animals. ..'.., THE TALI Of nil' i<\Y. A woman of Britain, Conn., who Is a Chris tian Scientist, maintain* that mosquitoes have brains and reasoning powers, that It Is "out rageouß" to kill th« "little hnrmlesa Insects," and that nil that Is necessary la to reason with th<irn. She says: "if a mosquito is troubling you Just speak to him kindly, and say. 'Look here, my friend, you leave me alone and I'll leave you alone.' Then believe that he won't bite you! Even if he does his stinK won't Hurt. I have done this for years and now enjoy having th« pretty little things around and listening to their musical buzz." "What a fine bouncing baby boy!" Cried the visitors, with delight. But Willie dropped it on the floor. And It didn't bounce a mite. — (Stlllwater Mirror. Jim John Rlppertos was born poor on a Kan sas farm. When his education was finished at the country school he decided that he didn't know much, and so he worked his way through a high school. Finding that his knowledge was still de fective, he became a teacher In an academy. study- Ing at night. After about two years he felt less BUre.-thnn ever that li' knew anything worth while, i. mi so he worked his way through Stanford Uni versity, afterward becoming superintendent si the Vallejo school at a salary of $2,400 I year. This would have satisfied moat young men under the circumstances, but Jim John Rlppertoe was 1 otlll scourged with the "divine discontent," and he has now entered his name as a student. In Johns Hopkins University, with the promise, of a professorship In Stanford after he Is graduated. With th.' domain of knowledge finally conquered, approximately, of course, and the lucky accident i.' his peculiar name, the future holds out great pos sibilities for this typical Western American lad. An Indianapolis woman called up her grocer by telephone the other morning and, after she had sufficiently scolded the man who responded, said: • | "And what's more. the next order you get from me will be. the last I'll ever give you." "It probably will, madam." said the voice at the other end of the wire: "you are talking to an un dertaker."—(lndianapolis News. •••;,' A correspondent of "The Boston Journal" criti cises the name of the Cup defender as follows: "In the exact half century that has elapsed since our magnificent old schooner yacht America first won the Queen's Cup from a whole fleet of British yachts, that 'blue ribbon of the seas' has been chal lenged for by something like a round dozen or more of English, Irish or Canadian owned boats and defended by over thirty— nearly forty. In fact— i*mf -*& marine greyhound* (the first few British challengers had to meet a whole fleet of American yachts under; the < same . conditions that were im posed upon the America at Cowes in 1851), and <in no single instance, on' : either side, * has their nomenclature even so much as suggested a politi cal, military or naval taunt to the country of the defender or challenger. "I can't, therefore, for the life of me. under stand just what particular microbe of mediocre manners or obfuscated obtussness (to put It most mildly) got Into the mental makeups., of our de fending yachtsmen this year and Induced them to choose two such offensively reminiscent and bel ligerent names as 'Independence' and 'Constitution' for the possible American contestant with the cer tain British challenger Shamrock II in a particu larly friendly international series of Cup races." When Pat Devi:--: kissed Kate I.lagee She was as mad as she could be. But when he begged her. "Kate, be mine?" To 'er 'twas human to to:?Ive Devlne. —(Philadelphia Press. Mrs. E. D. Gillesple says In her "Book of Re membrance": "My father had taken some land in Illinois for a bad debt, and this he had never visited. After he had paid taxes on it for several years he was asked to sell the tract. He agreed to do It, and named the price, which was the sum he had paid for it. without the taxes. The deeds were scarcely signed when my father found that a city, Pcorla, was growing up on the spot. He was naturally disappointed at what seemed the ill luck of the occurrence, but 'several years after his an noyance was tinged with amusement. A man came Into his office and asked: 'Are you W. J. I>uane7* 'Yes.' 'Did you own the site of the city of Peorla?' 'Yes.' 'Did you sell It for 4600?' 'Yes.' The man rose from his chair. 'Goodby.' he said, 'I only thought I'd like to look at you.' " Brings— Woman's love of dress has been the ruin of many a household. Grlggs— Perhaps that Is why Baldwin fell in love with that chorus girl. Surely she cannot think much of dress." or she'd wear more of It.— (Boston Transcript.. • !^r-"-. < - . Hans Jensen, a Dane, recently appeared before the magistrate of the district court held in Gar nett, Kan., to be naturalized. At the close of the usual examination the Judge asked the applicant: "Hans, are you satisfied with the general condi tions In this country? Does this government suit you entirely?" "Yas, yas," answered Hans, "only I would like, to see more rain." "You may be sworn," said the judge. "I perceive you already have the Kansas Idea." Speaking of the emotional tendencies of the negro In religious affairs. Mr. Washington tells of an old colored woman who went to an Episcopal church. She went up to the gallery and prepared to enjoy the services. She grew steadily, more and more excited and more noisy, carrying on at a great rate, and attracting general attention. The sexton went up to remonstrate. "What's the matter, my good woman?" he began. "Oh. I am so happy!'" she said, waving her hands. "De Lord has come; His glory Is all about heah. I's got religion at last." "Very good, sister." said the sexton, in a very mollifying tone, "but don't make so much noise. This Is no place to get religion."— (Boston Herald. HAPPY FRESH AlPt BOYS. SINGING AND JOLLY, THEY START FOR A FORTNIGHT'S OUTING. . Goodby. Dolly. [ must leave you, 'Though It breaks my heart to go. Something tells me I am needed At the front to fight the foe. The arched roof of the Grand Central Station echoed these words, sung in unison by fifty boys as they marched, two by two. with regular step along the cement platform between the cars on their way to the Chatham train on the Harlem Railroad yesterday morning. They entered the spe cial car provided for them, and then the attention of the pnssenKers hurrying along the platform was attracted toward the windows of the car by this: "With a bevl. with a bovl. with a bevl, bovi. bum; Bum! get a rat trap, bigger than a cat trap: Bum! pet a rat trap, blgrger than a cat trap: Bum. bum. CurtlsvlUe. hurrah for St. Helen's Home." A tiger followed this outburst. Then from the Inside of the car came another cry': "Aye. aye, aye. chlcorl bum; Fresh Air angels. St. Helen's Home St. Helen's Home, tiger." ' This was followed by the rattle of Individual ehsattSSJ and "What's the matter with Mr. ?" "He's all right!" There was no doubt aftor this display of noise that the flfty boys were "fresh airs." an 1 that most of them, at least, hnd been to St. Helen's Home at Curtlsville. Mass., In a previous year. They were the second Instalment of the second party of one hundred to go there this year. There was no doubt In their minds ns to the sort of time they would Lave this year. The boys were a manly lot. and they governed their hilarity admirably. They obeyed orders like soldiers, every mother's son of them. Each was neat and clean, and over the shoulder of nearly every one was slung a striped dark blue gingham bag, containing spare clothing. The chil dren have great times at St. Helen's, and these boys were evidently primed for . il sorts of rood fun. If there were such a thing as prize exhibi tions of boys, these surely would be among those to receive at Isast a second examination before the prizes for collective manliness were awarded. The boys evidently had been together a great deal In the city, for they sans song after song in uni son to pass the time ac they eat In their cur wait- In? for the train to start. This party was not the only one sent out yes terday by The Tribune Fresh Air Fund. The sec ond to no to the Fresh Air Homo at Fairfleld. Conn., this aeaaon, as the guests of the people of that typical old New Kngland town, started in the afternoon. There were twenty slrls In the latter party. Tho second Instalment of the bi-weekly party of 2*50 to go to A«hford 11111. at Ard*!-\v. left from the Ono-hundrvd-and-flfty-nfth-st. station of tho Putnam Railroad two hours liter. A large ma jority of the. las comprising it were boys. They thronged the elevated station .it One-hundred-and nfty-rlfth-si.. and when the K;ite was opened to admit them to the train they sprinted through at a speed that made It necessary for the caretakers to run to keep up with them. They were bound for the country, and the pent up days of antlcl pa'lon were at an end. That was what the run ning hoys Mild. Sometimes running legs mean Other things- cowardice or fear -but mis time they meant two weeks of goad. solid tun thnt should make the le«s stronger and better able to run on errands for the brnetlt of mankind. A party of boys also went to Carroll Camp, at Bartow, N. 1., to spend two weeks camping out as the truest ß of Lee Mahler. This Is Mr. Mahler's second camping party of boys this season. ACKXOVVL.EDGMENTB. : "In memory of .V. K. T." $3 (X) K. J. X now I ' •» 500 James Donaldson 10iX> 11. O. Hryan. W.itrrbury. r. nn 25 w Mb* Oraro G. Scott £.1 ih» C. P. \V SlK> "W." ' '-4 (Hi Mr?. William A. llrown. Canaan, Conn IMM> K. C L .6 00 A. C A « 0O Mrs. J. \Varr»:» TJoK«ri, Se«rtw>roußh. N. V 500 Previously acknowledged 11,273 It} Total July V 2. U>ol $ 11,37 aIG BISHOP GALLOWAY IX BRAZIL. New-Orleans, July II (Special).— A cable dispatch received here states that Bishop Galloway' yester day arrived at. Rio Janeiro, where he has gone to pres'.do over the missionary conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, having been assigned to this duty at the recent meeting of the bishops at St. Louis. After concluding the confer ence at Rio Janeiro he. will Inspect the Interior missions, of which the Church has a number in Brazil. In th.- latter part of August ho will .-on clude his work In this Held find take ship for Lon don to attend the Ecumenical Conference, begin ning there in September. The honor of preaching the opening sermon has been accorded to Bishop Galloway by the programme committee. A CRITICISM AXD . A COMPLIMEXT. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: i clip the following from the personal it. Ms In your London cnble of this morning: The Duke and Duchess if Fife were employed In laying the foundation stone at Puamon King Kd ward's sailors' palace. In Conrmercial Road near Luaehousc I':iß.smore Is not a p&lace. The sailors' p .., ¦, is not King Edward's. Hut Passmore Edwards, pro prietor of "The Echo" (London evening halfpenny paper), my old chief, has set to work on building a palatial sailors' home, In Commercial He-id, near I.imehoi'.se. Your telegraph editor for once Ins h.-.-ti cnußlit napping. Such a break is so rare m The Tribune as to be quite refreshing to one who. not belne infallible. Is occasionally guilty of breaks as regards things, places and names American. ED. RAN'SFORD, New-York, July 12. 1301. Editor Fire and Water. ; ENGLAND WINS ELCHO SHIELD. London, July 12.-At to-day's shooting of th« National Rifle Association nt Blsley England won the Elcho Challenge Shield with a score of 1.6.4 Scotland scored 1,505 and Ireland Lisa. SOCIETY MEMORANDA. --: -;.-. ..-:¦: . . ._ — - ... ¦ f?A Mrs. William Astor. Is to arrive to-day on bot-4 the St. Louis, and will . remain at her house, \ n Fifth-aye.. until Monday, when she goes to New- - port anil opens Beechwood for the season Her " son-in-law and her daughter. Mrs. M. Orme Wir '¦ son. go to Newport to .-•:•} with her at the end of this month. - ' V Mrs. Stuyvesar.t Fish gave at the Crcssways la:t : " night the first dinner dance of the Newport season. There were some forty-five people present, .-., ¦ guests comprising Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt, jr.. Commodore and Mrs. E. T. Gerry and the Misses Gerry, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gerard, Mrs. .'..m! Gambrlll, Mr. and Mrs. Kllsha Dyer, jr Mr. and Mrs. A. ("as* Canfleld. Mr« Duncan El liot. Miss Greta Pomeroy. Mrs. Hermann >elrl ¦ Mr. and Mrs. G. B. De Forest. Mrs. Moses Taylor* Campbell. James V Parker. Mr. and Mrs. W Storrs Wells. Mr and Mrs. E. J. Berwlnrl. Mr and Mrs. H. Mortimer Brooks. Llspenard Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont. T. F. Cushln* ami Lawrence Gillesple. The dancing began shortly after 10. Dinner parties were likewi«>e given at Newr,«rt la!»t nltrht by Mrs. Georee 1.. Rives. Mrs. Perry TifT;iny. Mr-. F M. i".. Slater Mrs. WUllara K. Sands and Mrs. Edwin Parsons. To-night Commodore Gerry gives s. dinner party for forty on board his yacht, the Electra. at New port. Like other yacht owners, he has arranged to give a dinner and dance on board his boat on the evening of July 30. which Is the date of the harbor fete. Mrs. Mackav gave a luncheon party yesterday *t the New Cliffs Hotel, where she Is established for the summer. Among others at the New Cliffs Hotel are the Hon. Arthur Brabazon and Count Delia Gherardesca. Mrs. E. Rollins Morse has Issued Invitations for a. series of dinner parties on Sunday evening, at the NewDort villa, which she sub-rented from Harry Lchx until the completion of her own house. Mr. and Mrs. J. Hampden Robb leave here to-day for their place at Southampton. Their daughters went there yesterday after taking luncheon to gether In the Palm Garden at the Waldorf-As tori i. Mr. and Mrs. N. Thayer Robb and Goodhue Livingston and Mrs. Livingston, who was a Miss Robb. are likewise at .Southampton, having taken cottages there for the season. Mrs. J. Haiapden Robb will. in accordance with her yearly custom, ike I trip to Lancaster. Mass.. to stay with h«r brothers at her old home before returning to town for the winter. Among others having luncheon In the Palm Gar den of the Waldorf -Astoria yesterday was Mrs. TV". Bramhall Gilbert, arrayed In a tailor made frock of black cloth, with a large black hat She had ran up from her country place on Long Island for : -•• day. The second of the weekly dances took place at the Meadow Club. Southampton, last night. A. bridge whist tournament takes place there to-day, the ticket" being $•> apiece. The proceeds are to b» given to charity The Mead m Club, by the bye U to be endowed with a squash ball court as quickly as possible. Registered at the Irving House, at Southampton. yesterday, were Mrs. C. Albert Stevens. Mrs. Joseph •Marie and bUm Josephine Marie. Mrs. J. R. o pradv H. C. Chat field Taylor ami Colonel Alexander Chlsholm. who has rented his cottage at South ampton. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt have gone to Bar Harbor for the season. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Eenedlct are staying with Mr DeaiiWi Tl parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bene dict, at their place at Greenwich. Conn. Mr and Mrs. C. B. Alexander left here yester day for the Pacific Coast. From San Francisco they will go on to Del Monte, ret— home toward the beginning of October, when they will go to Tuxedo for the remainder of the autumn. Mr. and Mrs. J. Norman de R. Whltehouse are at Port Washington. Long Island. They go to Newport next month. Mrs. Lewis C. Jones Is at Lenox, where she will remain until next month, when she goes to her country place at Throg's Neck on the Sound. The purchase of No. 417 Fifth-aye.. the fine old house which was for years the residence of the late I-awrence Turnure. and the scene of many hospi talities, entails the disappearance of another familiar landmark on the avenue. It Is to be torn .'..:•.:. to make way for an up to date business ana office building. ; '•">'; :: * l i-t Mrs. Frederic Gebhard expects to join Mrs. John B. Morris and Miss Mildred Morris at Bar Harbor In the first week of next month. Mr? I.loyd Bryre md her laughters have for.-: to Newport for the sei- B UAPPEXIXGS AT XEWPORT. Newport. P. 1.. July 12 (Special).— Commodore Gerry. Joseph E. Wldener, Henry Walters and John R. Dre-.el have issued cards already for din ners on board their respective yachts on the even- Ing of July 30. the night of the harbor fete. After the dinners dancing, music and fireworks will be In order. Miss Ellen Drexel Paul, niece of Mrs. John R. Drexel. will arrive from Philadelphia next week, and will finish the season here as the guest of her aunt. lira. Drex«! will entertain at a large din ner dance in her honor the latter part of the month. J. T. Davies arrived from New-York to-day and Joined his family at their villa. In Purgatory Koai Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt will entertain Dr. and Mrs. W. Seward Webb during the mouth o! Au gi!*t at the Breakers. The TO-footer Virginia. W. K. Vanderbtlt. Jr.. sailed for Larchmont to-day, Is be present at the yacht races there. Baron and Baroness Sellllere will spend the month of August here a.-» guest 3of Mrs. John O'Brien at lnchlquln. _ . Mrs. John O'Conor and Miss Laura Post arrived to-day tor the summer. J W. Woodward arrived at the Cloisters to-day, where he will spend the summer as the guest of James T. Woodward. '• *.i; _ Mrs. W. G. Foulko and family, of New-York, ar rived to-day for the summer. TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS. i Among the passengers on the steamer Friedr!^ der Grosse, which arrived here yesterday, were Mrs. Rosa Arnold, the Rev. John F. Moore, the Rev. J. A. Mu'.rtnjicer. Robert McLean. A. W. New bur«. Professor and Mrs. William J. Ormlstoa. V?. E. Parsons. Miss Anna E. Gebhardt. Mr. and Mrs. William llwaojr. Charles Splro. Patrick J. Sal livan Albert Stern. M. and Mrs. A. P. Tancert. Fred ' Ward. Mr. and Mrs. I* Weinborg-, Mr. an.l Mrs F. Hayes. W. Butler and Captain C. H. »- De Kooen. V. S. H. Among the passengers who arrived on the Pa tricia yeit- rday were Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Brown, ,T. O. Baaavtt, Miss E. Bassett. Mr. and Mrs. Max Cohn. Fre»l J. Usi I Hn G M IMi • Mis* K. R. McKee. I. J. Martin. Miss A. Morgan. Dr. C. A Smith. Pr. Weber. Dr. and Mrs. H. Walter and Oilnther yon SchelUsa. nn»t lieutenant in tha *a ! : -lan Regiment. Among the passengers on the Anchorla, which sails to-day, will be Dr. George D. Bleythlng. William K. Bell, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. James J. Corri^an. the Rev. John R. Deering. Mr. and Mrs- James Gibson, Mr. anil Mrs. Edward P. IngersolU Mr and Mrs. J. H. Mclntosh. James McNulty. Mr. ami Mrs. William Neville. Henry B. Percy. tbts Rev and Mrs. Joseph K. Uns worth. Dr. Georp? W. Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert a. Wltcomfce- Booked to sail to-day on the Phoenicia are M!» Lily Adolphl. Carlos Blumenthal. Samuel Cohn, the Rev and Mr?. Goedt!. Dr. C. A. Jaeger. Mr. and Mrs. David Kahn. Dr. Klengel and Mr. &n-i Mrs. i'hlliD Rice. On the Potsdam the following will sail to-day: Mr. ard Mrs. G. G. Barnes. Dr. and Mrs. W. K. Broughton. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bufflngton, Dr. and Mrs. W. Lewis Cave. Dr. William B. Clark. Mr. and Mrs; E. M. Gould. Mr. ar«d Mrs. S. T. Harman. Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Hopkins, 1.1 to. Dr. M. S. Knki-'.s. Mias M. A. Leyland. Dr. B. Morje > I*™: H. Putnam. Irvln Redpath. Miss M. U stebbL-. and Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Towne. MR. HUMMEL MUCH BETTER.' London, July 12.— A. 11. Hummel is ' '¦'" !ir *"' r rapidly. He dictated business correspondence to day. Mr. Hummel has received many <-'*' ler (imonK them bein-; Sir George Lewis, the *•" known lawyer, and Mrs. Lanstry. MR. CARXEGIE'S OFFER TO LEADYILLE. Leadvllle, Col.. July 12.— At a meeting of the City Library Association a letter was read from tr.e private secretary of Andrew. Carnegie, dated from Sklbo Castle. Scotland, stating that he would give $100,0<X> for a public library for this city, ' proyiaeu the city would furnish 12.000 a year to maintain it The offer of Mr. Carnegie was in response •»> •* appeal for *ld from the auoi-l*ilftW> .