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Empr.f»!» D'wa»jer Frederick: the House also adopted closure rule, intended to overcome the obstruct I tactics of the opposition . _ __ The funeral of the Benarewa Do» a«er I- r.^l.-n. a 111 take place on Tuesday next; the body wl.i be deposited in the r-nedenaktrche mausoleum, near Potsdam = The British Consul at Mar seilles reports that American coal threatens to oust HrltlKh foal «t that i».rt: American »p it.lists are negotiating for the Charlero Bla^ work*. in Belgium. s=== A force of Mahsuds captured and looted a British post r»n the Indian frontier, killing seven men. .. ¦ ¦¦ The vo>age of thr- Opfalr. with the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and V-rk on board, will not be cur tailed — - The London and India Docks Com pany has announced that beginning next r*ar It* dues at London will be raised. ; -¦ A man .•laimtn* to l" »in American was arrested In Berlin for preoontine; nt hank checks that were Ktolen from th.> ofliro of the American Express Company in Paris In th.- recent burglary there. DOMESTIC— The men at the Phenanco plant of the National T'<l.e Company went on strike und«r President Shaffer's order, and the C.ark hoop mill was started up with .ion-union men; the policy of the United States Steel Corpora mn. It is said, will bs to start up its mills gTAduaitv and as quinly as possible, with non union men A. B. Cummins was nomi nated for Governor of lowa by the Republican State Convention held at Cedar Haplds. - The gonboat Machias has been ordered to go to Colon without delay, on account of the Colom bitin uprising: lnt«vent*on by the United States If unlikely. = It is understood that Chili's note on the discussion of arbitration at the Latin-American Congress to be held In the City of Mexico next October nas not been for warded to the Mexican Government. == A a pn> who had confessed to assaulting a white a .iii.iii was burned at the stake by a mob near Enterprise. Ala. -^^=— Judge Humphreys, of Hawaii, against whom charges have been pre ferred, conferred with Attorney-General Knox. ClTY.— Stocks were straws and dull. = The finance committees of the two houses of the ¦"Municipal Assembly reported the tax rates for IV*«il. showing a largely Increased assessed valu ation f ' real estate and an advanced rate of tax ation. == 11 was announced that District At torney Phllbln was preparing charges against Captain Diamond, of the Fifth-et. station: Re corder Goff granted the District Attorney's mo tion to postpone the sentencing of Geor(?e Bis eert. Captain Diamond's wardman, who was oonvlcte.l of taking bribes. ¦ United States Steel Corporation offklals, it was learned, are satisfied with the strike situation and do not think it will be prolonged. .- . A slight fire in the 'men room of the steamer Majestic drove her passengers from luncheon as she was going i.i her pier. — — Four youne students from Mount Vernon who went on a cruise on Sunday are supposed to have been lost In Tuesday's ¦torso, for their empty boat was found adrift In the Sound. == An Italian husband pursued his faithless wife to this country, waited for two years for a chance to take vengeance, met her on the street and cut her nose off. THE "WEATHER.— lndications for to-day: Fair and warmer. Temperature yesterday: Highest. 82 degrees: lowest, 7- degrees; aver age, 77 degrees. Before rcu '.ea\e the city tci your summer cut irg, be sure to subscribe for The TaSMSC You tcill jrel lest vtlhcut it. The address mil le changed m cjten as desired. VEETIXG a Blil BIG ISSUE. The Itepublieans of Maryland have met with the utmost boldness and frankness the effort of Mr. Gorman's following in that State to steal back into power under the shadow of a fraudu lent "negro domination" issue. To conceal the political insolvency to which it has been re duced by two fatal campaigns under Colonel Bryan's leadership, the Democratic organiza tion in Maryland raised last week the absurd and hollow cry that white supremacy in the State is threatened by the Inclusion in its elec torate of a negro element, roughly estimated at "0 per cent. In the inflamed fancy of the ter rorized Democratic politicians who gathered nt Baltimore all other political issues and problems fade*! conveniently into nothingness, while the convention pledged itself to the supreme and ••paramount" task of safeguarding the rights of the 210,000 or 220.000 while voters of the State from th*» insidious attack*, of its 45,000 to 50,000 negro voters. Of course, for a party which dared not write into its platform a single one of the political demands on which it appealed for notes no (onset ago than las! November, the "negro domination" issue was as good a cloak to hide Iteneath as any other. It excited a cer tain instinct of partisanship, at least. which the dead issues of 1!**» were certainly power less to kindle, ami in the strength and vitality of the unreasoning prejudices it aroused the Democratic managers shrewdly saw their only hopeful prospect of victory. The Republican convention, held In Baltimore on Tuesday, has effectively lorn aside the mask of hypocrisy under which the Democratic ma chine is seeking to conduct its canvass for con trol in the next State legislature. In his ad dress to the convention its temporary chair man, Mr. Phillips l,ec <;,.!d*horough. chairman also of the new Republican State Committee, expressed with wholesome vigor the contempt with which intelligent opinion regards the Democratic organization's effort to foment a race imie in Maryland. As Mr. tiold«homugh convincingly said: The Fu«r«re«tlort that the more than SO per cent of white population in the State If In Jeopardy, from any standpoint, from the less than 'Jfi per cent of negro population Is an In suit to a brave and lntelllßent people. There ban never been a time vvh^n there was not a white man's government In Maryland, and as the percentage of colored people has steadily decreased earn decade wince MM. when it was 1&22 per cent, to the present time, when it Is but 10.7S per cent, the puerility and absurdity of crying aloud for a white man's government are apparent. The Democratic State Oonv<>nt!on last week made the buncombe pledge that if the party re tained <-ontrol of tin- legislature it wouM at tempi to disfranchise lite negro, not as an illit erate hut hs a negro. The Itepublicnn conven tion has openly met this threat by promising; raider r*-fstsbllshe<l Republican control nt An i.spoils, to r*-*uflot the manhood suffrage law jor:ea!<*d !u pan by the Democratic managers at tie recent ?•xtraordin'ary HasiOsl of the legis lature, Under that law Maryland had seen the flrtt Ims »nd honest elections known for a gen oration, and the declaration of the Republican convention raises tin- Issue squarely between a return to that system. founded on the Maryland Declaration of r.izhts. and a progression, through the present halfway scheme of illiter ate disfranohisonient. to some final enforce ment under Democratic auspices of the Louisi ana or the North Carolina plan for purging the Si ate electorate. The choice Is plainly before the Maryland voter*, ami «re look to see the a. - tion of the Republican convention in frankly and fairly meeting Mr. Gorman's shifty chal lenge followed by I merited verdict of approval next November at the poll*. FUXDAUEXTAU.Y FALSE. It might be unreasonable to expect even the most honest labor leader to adhere with rigid accuracy to the facts when engaged iv the act of proclaiming a strike ami summoning his forces into action. Ii is in the nature of a call to arm* to be rhetorical. But Mr. Shaffer strays somewhat further from the plain truth than a man who was formerly a minister of the Gospel and who has begged the public to accredit him with a profoundly solemn sense of his responsibility ought to stray. Mr. Shaffer says: •• The officials of the United "States Stei>i Company have refused to recog nize as union men those who «re now striving "for Tit.* right to organise." The fact is that the company has refused to adopt a course which at various points would put a majority of non-union men in virtual" subjection to a minority of union men. Mr. Shaffer nay*: "We most tight or give up forever our personal liberties." That is a pre cise reversal of the fact. The company neither violates nor threatens any man's personal lib erty, whereat th» Amalgamated Association Kecks to deprive men who are not members of liberty to refrain from joining If they please •iii.l .-till work on terms satisfactory to them selves. Mr. Shaffer says It is a light "for labor's rights." The fact i- that it Is a light for what a fraction of •labor" in a single branch of Industry conceives to be for it- advantage; or .it least for what its leaders would have it con volve in be for its advantage. "We have quoted the fundamental points in Mr. Shaffer's proclamation, and they are funda mentally false. BUILDIXGS DEPARTMEXT < r \ BVRBD. The verdict of the coroner's jury censuring the Department of Ruildinjrs for failure to order lire escapes put on the tenement house at No. ::!<• Gold-st.. Brooklyn, for lack of which three persons were burned to death a few days ago, lays upon the District Attorney of Kings County the duty of proceeding against the criminally negligent officials. It is admitted that the Build ings Department never informed the owner that a fire escape was required on his building, and the only excuse given la that the department i so pushed with business that it had not yet got around to It. That excuse is utterly untenable. Everybody with the slightest acquaintance with the Build ires Department knows that the inspectors find ample time to Interfere with hundreds of builders because of trifling technical violations of rules, such, for Instance, as making them use particular brands of approved material and tear out material substantially as good •which has inadvertently been secured from firms not larinsr the approval of the department. They have time to m!^" trumped up charges against men like Mr. W. Rayard Cutting who for any reason, real or imaginary, become ungrateful to Commissioner Gullfoyle. Certainly they ought to be able to attend to such Important matters as fire escapes, the absence of which is to be noted from the street without any minute inves tigation. Alterations of buildings into tene ment houses can only be made according to plans approved by the Buildings Department, and approval of an alteration without insistence on the provision of fire escapes indicates some thing more than neglect through overwork to discover and send notices to property owners who ought to put up fire escapes. It Indicates •wilful failure to enforce the law. The Gold-st. house must have passed under official review, and in permitting its alteration without the Inclusion of fire escapes the Buildings Depart ment became responsible for that omission. It has been notorious for months that Com missioner Guilfoyle was not enforcing the lire escape law, and he cannot clear himself of blame now by pleading overwork. Last Decem ber he had the chance to complain that he was overworked and unable to enforce with strict ness these regulations so essential to the safety of thousands. Instead, in his testimony before the Tenement House Commission, which -was seeking for just such information as to Improved facilities which might be needed for the public I welfare, he declared that everything was all right and that he knew of no violations or evasions of the fire escape law in his borough. He was Immediately confronted with the fact that in one ward alone of his borough out of Cd tenement houses examined by an agent of the commission ~^'.'> were found to be without any fire escapes whatever, though the law has for years required them. With such a record of neglect and ineompoteney, and perfect satis-* faction with conditions which it is now pleaded excuse neglect, it will be difficult for Mr. Guil foyle to evade the moral 11 not the legal respon sibility for the deaths of the persons who perished for lack of a tire escape. AX OTHER HITCH AT PEKTXO. It might seem ungracious to say, "Just as was expected!" at the news of soother hitch at Peking, and yet it would be the simple truth. Or. at least, "Just as might have been expected.* it may l»- thai some really supposed a final agreement bad been reached among the powers on the indemnity question, and looked for a prompt signing of the protocol by the repre sentatives of all. if mi, they judged too hastily and "ii Insufficient grounds. There has never. so far as we are swaf*% been any assurance thai all were prepared to sign, or any substantial Intimation that all would do so. Especial!) has there been no reason for expecting Great Brit am to asaeat to a scheme which would cost her many times as mr.rh as the entire indemnity which she is to receive. There may nave been an idea that at the last moment the British Government could be induced to assent; hut. it so, there was no good ground for it. John Bull can Ik* particularly resolute when he tries, espe cially when his pocket or his commerce is at stake. The grounds of the British refusal to sign the protocol are not disclosed in current dispatches, but it Is to be assumed they are identical with those on which Great Britain has all along op posed the measure in hand, to wit. the pro posed increase of customs. The ease is a sim ple one. Great Britain lias the rant bulk of China* foreign trade, and as it is practically all sea borne she has to pay tariff on all goods Im ported Into China. The proposed doubling of the tariff rates would therefore cost Great Britain millions of dollars a year and seriously ; affect her trade with China. Russia, on the j other band, baa only a small land trade with China, to which the tariff regulations do not ; apply, and which therefor* would not be in jured, but in fact would probably be benefited by the Increase of the maritime customs. That tells why Russia Is so nifJW to bans, the tariff doubled, and why Great Britain Is r.o earnestly opposed to such a measure The United States NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, AUGUST S. i«mi. and .lapan. bring the next largest traders with China, have naturally taken the name ground as (treat Britain, though they have not hold it so resolutely as to threaten a defeat of tho proto col, as (Jro-it Britain is now (loin?:. The point hi further emphasized by tho fart that whllo Russia 1* demanding an onormous Indemnity, largely sheer "smart money," (iroat Britain. Japan and the United Stuffs are asking very small inde unities, with no hint of smart money about them. The Russian proposal, therefore, to which Great Britain objects, is tantamount to .i •demand that the countries which are sotting the smallest indemnities shall be specially taxed to pay the indemnities of those which are setting the largest- That is a most extraordinary proposition, which on grounds of simple equity ought never to prevail. It is, of course, highly desirable that an agree ment shall be reached and signed at the earliest possible date. But it ought to be practicable to do that without working manifest Injustice to several of the nations. Tho Chinese Empire contains so many sources of revenue, If only they were properly administered, apart from the customs, that it seems foolish to meddle with the latter, and thus to check even to a small degree that Intercourse with the outer world which is the foremost means of civilizing and enlightening tit*- empire. XOISELESS IN WELL AS HORSELESS. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court recently affirmed the judgment of a municipal court in Rochester awarding damages to a plaintiff whose horse had been fright •-¦nod into running away by an automobile vehicle which. according to the evidence, was noisy and odor ous. The machine "gave forth a loud puffing noise," "steam issued from the exhaust," "the odor was pronounced, ' and the "engine emitted a humming sound." A writer in "The Automo bile Magazine*' regards the judgment of the court with disfavor, it is. he thinks, marked with "apparent inconsistencies," and it "leaves us In a state of delightful uncertainty." That is. he explains, because it is based upon the evidence we have cited as to the noise and smell emitted by th«« machine "features." he declares, "not at all uncommon to automobiles In gen eral," and therefore, presumably In his opinion. not sufficient ground for finding against that particular machine. It will probably occur to the average layman that the judgment was sound because of the very ground upon which this writer criti cises It. To say that no complaint is to be made because an automobile scares a house with Its noise or steam or odor is to say no complaint is to be made at nil. for it is only with those features of its economy that the machine does scare a horse. It is unfortunately true that, as the writer quoted says, those feat ures are not uncommon to automobiles. They are the rule. It is the exception, and tho rare exception, to see a machine which does not make an englnelike noise, nor emit clouds of vapor, nor till the air with the stench of gaso lene. Most machines do at least one of these things, and some do them all at once. The Ingenuity of inventors and manufacturers should, we believe, bo directed toward the elim ination of these evils, rather than to the mere increase of speed, which latter has already pot far beyond the needs or privileges of practical use. And such Improvements should be made not merely to avoid scaring horses, but on the general principle of abating nuisances of noise and smell and sight. The puffins and clinking and bumming which some motor vehicles make are serious annoyances to the general public, and must be to the motonnan himself and to his passengers or guests. The same Is to be said of the trailing cloud of vapor and of the pungent stench of gasolene. These blemishes upon a splendid device should be removed Just us soon as ingenuity can do it. Motor vehicles should be noiseless as well as horseless. THE SWORD OF JUSTICE D! 1.1 . A recent explosion In Paterson which was destructive of life and property has been fol lowed by a similar calamity In Philadelphia which caused a number of deathsland the col lapse of several buildings. In each disaster the proofs are overwhelming that culpable negli- nee and outrageous violations of law brought about the ruin. Exemplary punishment should be meted out to the offenders whose reckless defiance of the statutes was the cause of such horror*. But Is it certain that the men who so richly deserve long terms of Imprisonment will pay the penalty of their misdeeds? It may be that Jersey justice will bo Inflexible, prompt and efficient In the sequel of the Paterson catas trophe, as it lias been In so many cases of crime in our sister State. But In Philadelphia law breakers with a "pull" are rarely put in cells. Nevertheless, it Is i:< : becoming for New- York to throw stones .a her neighbors when the enforcement of the Penal Code li the ques tion mooted. We live in a house of the thinnest glass. Who has been prosecuted for the Tar rant explosion last year? The grand jury con Ridered the evidence of •Jtiilt sufficient for th" finding of Indictments, but no one has been sent to jail as yet. Transgressions of the build i iiiT laws on the part of unscrupulous construc tors and owners have not been altogether unknown In Manhattan In recent years; but who except Buddensiek was ever sent to prison I for rascalities of that kind? In the Park Place | collapse of an overloaded building some years ! ago several lives were lost. Those victims were ; sacrificed, to the greed of men who knew that their avarice was putting in danger th" unfortu nate people who were employed In that build- Ing, They broke the law. Was any one of them punished? Justice In this city has leaden heels and blind eyes in many Instances, and palsied arms and a timid heart too often. PROGRESS IX PERU. Rome agreeable, facts were recently disclosed In our s]>er-!.il Washington correspondence con cerning Hi" commercial progress of Peru and the relations between Hi.it country and the i United States. Since- the disastrous war with i Chili, resulting in her territorial spoliation. ! Peru has been regarded hy some as almost a \ negligible" factor in South American affnlrs. The ! truth is, however, that in spite of, if not in I some degree because of, that war Peru is rapid- I ly Increasing in prosperity and wealth and in importance among the nations of South Amer ica. she has abstained from foreign war. and in a gratifying degree from domestic revolution. ami has devoted her attention pretty strictly to i promotion of the arts of peace That is in most j cases a commendable and beneficent course, In ! this particular ease it has led to results of the j most gratifying and auspicious character. i There has for years been a pretty steady , though not sensationally rapid growth of ; Peruvian foreign commerce. Such, rather, was | the fact down to last year. Then there came a | great Increase, amounting in exports to no less I than -111. per cent over the preceding year. j Taking Into account only trade on the Pacific | Coast, the Increase in exports was from $14. ! U32.7K2 In lsf>o to $21,860,278 In 1000. This was in part due to changes in the Peruvian fiscal system, by which the sale of one or two leading i articles was greatly— perhaps artificially—stiniu \ lated. But there was a pretty general Increase ; in all important articles of export, a fact mdi. . eating the operation of general and. we may hope, lasting Influences. Exact figures of im ports are not at hand, but it Is known that there was a comparable Increase in them, also. Peril's exports usually excepd tier imports, how over, by from 30 to 40 per cent. The increase of trad* betwven Fern and the United States is worthy of especial notice. A dozen years nzo the United States stood fifth on tlie list, being surpassed, in th» v order named. l>y Greal Britain, <;erniany. France and China. Four years ago this country bad made Its way up to third place, with only Great Britain and Germany ahead, though they were very far ahead. Last year in Penis export trade the United States had second place and Germany fell to fourth, the third heinj: taken hy Chill. More over, the United States was making tine prog ress toward e.iteliinz op with Groat Britain. In iviT Peru's exports to the United states were only 8 per cent of those to Great Britain, and in 1000 they were 4S per cent. At thai rare it will not take the United stat.-:- long to catch up with it* only rival and take first place, as it should do. Peru is one of the very few South American countries to which we have generally sold more than wo have bought from it. Last year tlu* ml" was changed, and our Imports from Peru considerably exceeded our exports to her. In tills individual case that is not to 1*? regarded as matter of great regret. It is only fair that there should he a turn about to make 'lie gen ernl balance mote nearly oven. But the great increase of Peru's exports will undoubtedly in duce a comparable Increase of her imports, and In the latter the United States ought to share to the largest degree. In these va.-ation days the offices In our municipal buildings arp like banquet hall? de- Bert cd. Senator Tlllman, of South Carolina, does not show the keenest sense of either humor or per spective when as a true friend, of the Smith's peace and progress he invites comparisons he tween his own achievements and Influence, and those of Booker T. Washington. The Recorder gave sound advice to the grand jury when he told the members that the quality of mercy should have no place in their councils. It is not their province to extend Indulgence to lawbreakers. While mercy droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, as Portia said, it should be carefully excluded from the panel of the inquisitors whose duty It Is to find Indict ments when sufficient evidence of criminality is laid before them. After Indictment and arrest, after a fair trial and a Just conviction, mercy may be invoked where there is color of reason for her gentle ministry. But not In the grand Jury room. Th« merry war agmlnti mosquitoes and mn lnrla Is well under way. from Tonkera to Sandy Hook. May no guilty anophlle escape! Pacing machines for bicycle races have brought about a marvellous Increase of sped In tbei contests, but the introduction of these "flyers" has been followed by the occurrence of many lamentable accidents. Perhaps it Is still an open question whether they have not done more harm than good to the sport. Many Tammany favorites In our municipal departments hare enjoyed bountiful increasea .if salaries In recent months, and the total ex penditure in those departments has h.-en pwoiien Inordinately. Now the Tammany ¦•.¦>rp'.r.v;.. n Counsel steps t» the front, with an air <>f sleek virtu.-, and with the hope ol averting th" wrath ft the ill treati I mm I laws vociferously thai any head of a department has the legal right to cut "if the pay of s;i v >:.Jlnatcs who from duty without permlawloo. True, ibt. Bui In how many cases will there be any •uepenslona ol salaries provided the derelict oii.-s have a ' pull" ? PERSONAL. John W. Bowler, general superintendent and di rector of physical training In the public gym nasiums Of Boston, has accepted a five year ap pointment as director of physical training at i "art mouth College In the autumn of l(n>» Mr. Bowler went to Harvard to assl Dr D. A. Sargent. In th..- fall of IS'J<> he trained th« Harvard football team. In IK>3 he became superintendent of the Charleibank gymnasium, ana developed thete not only athlete*, but a system of class work for small boys and m«-n who did not enter into athletic sports Two years hko he was appointed general superintendent and director of physical training In th>- public Indoor gymnasiums of Boat Judce Prank B. Irvine, of Lincoln, Neb., who has been appointed instructor In law In Cornell I'niv.r stty. became judge of the Division Court of Omaha some years ago, and then was sleeted a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court commission. While hol.llnK this latter place he lectured on law In the I'niversitv of Nebraska law department He served <«ix years as a Supreme Court commissioner, and until the commission was HbolUheJ by th- J-yjts. liiturc- He is it nephew of the late Justice Miller, of the I'nlted States Supreme Court, and was born •it Sharon, Term. He was graduated from Cornell, and later served In Washington as District Attor ney under Colonel Corkhlll. to whom he was re luted. Mayor Prefontaine of Montreal says that the city will undoubtedly accept Andrew Carnegie's offer of Jiai.OOO for a l!t.r;ir>. Subscriptions to the proposed memorial to Sir Arthur Sullivan In London nave been dUcour aglngly eXavr. Hardly anything has been contrib uted in tills country. Personal friends of to c0m ,,,, , ¦:• will probably suppletnent the money on hand Rufflcicntly for the erection of a statue on the Thames embankment. THE TAI.h or TV//. /Ml. On I >•-> Lamoi, a prisoner In the Columbus, Ohio. penitentiary! i- preparing .1 unique request to the authorities He offers to tiv.- a bond in JlOO.OO) if permitted to attend the Brand Army of the Re public encampment at Cleveland, saying he has never missed one. I ••• I'-«mos was seatanofd for a technical violation of the pension laws, li.> Is the man who slept In th« Speaker's .-hair In th- Ala bam.i House ;«s .< tramp, and within two years v, ,•:-; elected a* ••< member. •T-.v.is Ever Thus.— "Oh. yes, he adores me. I've known it for a fortnight V ¦' -I-!,,,, what's bothering you?' "What's bothering me: Why. I've pot to wait for !im i" find H out!" (Brooklyn Life. ••The State*," says "The Kansas City Journal.*' "ought to send ambassador* to each other, with power to negotiate treaties through which n u:il f.irmlty in marriage laws mieht iv accomplished. Prom Hutchlnmn the other day a pair went to lowa to i" married, i" order i* escape the law whi'ii forbids the marriage of first con* lns And at (Sbod!anei on the tame day a couple were wedded who cam* down from Colorado to take advantage •if the Kansas law which permits a divorced per son to marry after the lapse of six months in Colorado a ear must ¦ laps* " •I toll yon. sir." added the Southerner, "if you had to virtually live with the negro, a.s we do, you would appr»clate our troubles and you would not blame us for some of the u.i.ic.^ we do." •'Possibly, possibly." replied the Northerner. -•}, do you know. I am thinking of taking a lot of your negroes up North to see it" i can utilize rhein in my mills.' ••What!" cried the Southerner. "Take away our negroes ! Never, sir, never! We won't permit It. Why we need them to do the work."— (Chicago Tost.' The Rev. W. P. F. Purguson, o* CMcaco, who l opposed to the canteen, recently declared thai the soldiers while at Montauk Point were filled up with bee* secured at Illegal canteen?, and teal this course of dissipation prepared them to become easy victims of disease at Santiago. And he »ald that many army surgeons vouched for his state ment, upon Which "The Chicago Inter Ocnn" re marks that the soldiers Of Shafter's army .sailed from Florida, while the soldiers at Montauk Point were brought there from Santiago at the close of the campaign In Cuba. She (threatening breach of promise suit)— Do you Intend to deny, sir, that you proposed to me? h.- No; I Intend to plead insanity.— (Fun. "The Church Economist" has ascertained that about two thousand churches throughout the coun try are already using Individual communion cups and that the Innovation Is rapidly growing In favor. 'The expressions of the pastors." It says, "are almost unanimously favorable to the new system, and in most cases very emphatically so. Out °* the large number of answers received there has been but a single unfavorable responbe. Two or three only are even doubtful. The Inquiry was made entirely without Was or motive of any sort except to get at the actual facts and male a thorough test • f the current church practice in this regard it may be put down as settled, therefore, that the Individual communion system has thus far approved Itself almost without exception to the churches that have adopted it." Before the Bout.— "ls Alii key In condition?" "He's as tine as silk. Ah. Mi. key's a. great boy. He's cot something up his sleeve that'll astonish all thtm other duffers." "What Is it. Mister DooianT" "It's hi-, ar-r-rm."— (Cleveland '"lain Dealer. FRESH AIR PLEASURES. THE GOOD TIMES THE FRESH AIR CHIL DREN HAVE IN THE COUNTRY. The children who go to the country under the auspices of the Tribune Fresh Air Fund have lots of fun in the course of their two weeks* outings. Their hosts make special efforts to give them a good time. They are made the guests of honor at annual lawn parties; they are taken on special outint s; In every way the two weeks' trip of the children !.«• made memorable. At Happy l~«nd. the home at Tenaay, N. J.. where Mrs. John S. Lyle entertains parties of Fresh Air children all sum mer. the birthday of a member Of a party is made the occasion of a jollification. Usually the anni versary of the birth of some child In each party falls within the two weeks of the outlne. After the first celebration this year it was de cided to celebrate with a regular party only the birthday anniversary first reached after the arrival of a party, because it seemed probable that If some limit were not set It would be found that all the children'! birthdays Ml with'n the two weeks of their vacation. After the arrival of a recent In stalment of "Happy Landers'! there were mysteri ous whisperings about Lottie's birthday." Find ing that It was a bona fide one. it was decided to celebrate It In a fitting manner. On her birthday the seal of honor at the table was given to the child, and she found a package and bunch of flowers beside her plate. The weather being warm, the celebratk n proper was delayed until evening. After a I o'clock supper the children climbed over the fence which divided the home yard from .i large open field belongins to Mrs. Lyle. A large ring was formed by the children in the fleM. and a member of the party read some original verse?, at ( he fame time placing a wreath of wild carrots on the h.ad of the child and presenting her with a boun.ii. t • Wild flowers. The mistress of the cere monies then talked about the birth; .ay and ex plain, ... use of ten candles which had bees provided for the ooeaslon. Th« last set piece on the programme was a plate of candy, whl >hl bfen resting in th«- mUi<lle of th» rins This was pass* i an-1 each chiW aafl pome the fun ended with recitations, songs and \t Ashford Hill, th" Fresh Air Mom* at Ardsley. N. V where two han.!ro<l and sixty children k/> every 'two weeks, one of the sources of fun this summer has been the preparation for several en tertainments which have been given by the chil dren at th( Arrlsley Lorceam. In turn the children themselves hay» been entertainer}. A band con i-f-rt v. as on'- of the most re.-ent treats fr>r them. The concert Was given by the Ardsley band Oreat preparations haii been made for this oc casion. A large platform, decorated with greens and ¦ my Japanese lanterns, change.! the usual appearance of the grounds. In the early evening the people of Ar.:-- v :¦._•:!! to fill the lawn. The children sang streetisonga un:ii the hand arrived. On the lawn a real cake walk for a cake especially bake.l for the occasion was engaged in by a dozen couples. Then the rhl'.dren were treate.l to lerron^de ani cake provided by the people of Ards'.ey. More mi,./ by the band and singing by the children fol- To-day parties of children will be sent to St. Helen* 'Home. Curtlsvllle, Mai Ashford Hill aad GutlforJ. N. V ACKNOWLEDGMENT-? ••In owsMtT r-t little <Je»rfc»" $5 Of» Sir*. A. 11. Ptil-on. Oieso. NY I""' Proceeds of on mtertalomeni eon«lsthii of ¦baa on lure*, charades, mpk o phone «r.! r»Ht»— tteai gotten up *'>' ih« little folk of the Htlblda House. Cfcldwel). N. J., on th» evening of Ausust 5: E>l« VT.-i.xl, nrooktyn; Vlreinl.a PHd. Newark, and EJlth rirchfr. Brooklyn 7 03 Sunday »>-h0..! of Willoughby Avenue CoasrPKa tlcnil Chapel, r.moklyn ¦? |V ' V j s. n ¦' ' lV K.irt proccpiin of a fair at Shamn, Conn., in July by the Easy n<»*.«. an oritani-ation of young clrl« thn.uch Jtisa M irv l/etmtr.er Carter 10 00 PrevtOVltV avknowle.3z.-d 17.513 71 TVaJ. August 7. 1001 $17.560 7*5 FI'XERAL OF COMMAS ALLIBOXE. The funeral of Commander Charles Olden Alli bone. I. B. N.. will be held at the home cf his aunt. Mrs. Franklin Bacoa. No. 4.052 Chestnut-st.. Philadelphia, to-morrow afternoon nt I o'clock. Commander Alllbone died on April IS from heart failure la Cavite. Philippine Islands, where he was In command of the gunboat Wilmington. His body was brought home on the Brutus, which arrived in New-York from Manila on Monday. Commander Alllbone was a native of Pennsyl vania, but was appointed to the Naval Academy from New-Jersey. He was graduated from Annapo 111 in IU7, was promoted to the trade of ensign the following year, ami war; on duty on the Asiatic Station until IST "'. In ISM he was assigned to the Lancaster on the Eu»*up£an Stat'on. and the next year served with the Galena on th^ South Atlantic Station. He was promoted to be Ueutersant-com niander In 1502. »nil later served as assistant in spector of the Columbia. In July. 189S, he received his commission as commander, and the same year was assit;tiril to duty as lighthouse inspector. He continued in this capacity until put In command of th-> gunboat Wilmington. The burial will be at Woodlands Cemetery, West Philadelphia. BERBER! GLADSTONE TO MARRY. Lon !"n A-.:e '. Th- approaching m;irrla<?e of h i>f William E. Gtadstone) and i daujrhter ot B id H Mrner I'aget. - . Is announ ¦• <i DECORATED BY TIIEFREXCH ER\ME\I Paris." Aug. 7.— Jalltis L. Stewart, the. artist, has been promoted to the rank of officer of the Lesion of Honor A. E. Va!ois and Lewis 9 War*, an er.Kineer. have been ma Chevaliers of the Lesion of Honor. RECTORSHIP OFFERED TO MR. CARXEGIE. I,on<ion. Aug. 7.— The Exchange Telegraph Com pany says that Andrew C.-.rnexie haa been invited to become Lord Rector of Aberdeen I'niversitv. hi succession to Lord Strath' an^l Mount' RoyaL WI.XD SCATTERED $800 /v BILLS. Newport. H. 1., »«| 7 (Specfal).--Mlss Anr.le t.ytnan. of Boston, nad a peculiar experience In Washington 3qu; 1^ this mornlrg. She had been to the Newport National Bank, where she had cashed ,i check tat JSOtt. Ml»" l.yman held the money carelessly m her hanJ as ihe was about to enter h»r carriage, when ;» ei;-^: of wind swe;n Mi.- bills away and spread them in all directions. There were many cabmen and expressmen in the square at th>* time, and ,i general rush m - mine for the flying bill After v brief CbSSfl cv, ry ''" - lar of the missing $><» was returned to Mis-- l.y man. who liberally rewarded those who had aided her. "AX rXSTAXCE OF COURT MADE LAW." V TMKNT OF Til!: WIU O» THI PI From T! •¦ Brooklyn Eagle. "Th» Bask ' to-d;iy reprints* f roan Th» Tribune a thoughtful* article on tin late decision »l the Coon of Appeals, touching the "ftttM of cUlzeas to an in upecucn o( the tux rolls. 'ihere was :; division hi the court. The opinion oi th--* prevailing judem. written by Mr Justice K. T. B:irt>tt. r.n.l toe <<"•*- Benttnk opinion, by Mr. Justice Edgar 51 Cui««tt, ... ¦¦ ref« ned to »nd quote<i from, tlie !:U.er beiris: given In full, in The Tribune article to-day. Th« pubiect Is of far greater Interest and Im portance than can b» .tTirm .! of far more excit ing matters now engaging attention. The dissent ing opinion M....ii!fl have be#n the prevailing one. Th« legislature will eventually correct the prevail ing ilerlsioti by an art whl-'h will .\r!!'iilv rfTeet wnat th<^ Intendmeni •¦'¦ tne lawmakers was when they passed the i»n which th- decision shears of force The presumption that to allow every -iti 7.ii to in«"ect the tax rolls would insure a whoie rale invasion «f the tax '>*»c. t>V rltU^ns en ma?s is a violent one. Nearly every nj?ht cooIoMM •*•" nted or abridged under tb<* presumption that the recognition of it would hr!; to on -nd th« opera tion of government In tiv quarter r!ir»ctlv af fe -t.'! Th» absolute pardon rower of the executive his never caused r. g«ner.-ii Jail delivery. The absolute power. In certain respects, of health boards has rarely' been abused, The power of eminent domain has not been us*d for purposes of indefensible de struction. The right of taxpayers to know what others as well as themselves are taxed could not result In the confusion apprehended by the Bait lott opinion, for tho assumption Is contrary to the operation of human nature Hnd to the experience of mankind. The dissenting opinion expresses what was the Intent of the people and of the legislature, and their Intent should be re-enacted so explicitly as to be unmistakable. Court mad© law is generally good law, but in this case it was not. RELATING TO SOCIETY. The races of th« New-York Yacht Crab on Satur day, Monday ami Wednesday will take a number of people to Newport for the next week, while the horse r.M.-s at Saratoga will he responsible for the absence from town of many others. Thanks to this, clubs and fashionable restaurants h»re bear a rather forlorn aspect, familiar faces being few and far between, md strangers being in the major ity. Araors those, however, who appeared yester day Tv-re Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Edey. the latter arrayed in a frock of ecru pongee, trimmed with heavy lace of the ?.-un» fhnde. and a Urge black hat. adorn*.! with (om» outspread white wings I.=iwren'e GUlespie has sailed on the Teutonic fcr the Philippines on a business trip. He expects to be absent some five months. He has r^centl' been cruising with the New- York Yacht Club on the America, and received the telegram requiring his immediate departure while at Newport. Mr. and Mrs. GeatSM B. Post have returned to their country place at Rernardsville from abroad. Mr-. S. Van SsssaashMt Cruger has taken a house in realms* a, when aha will spend next winter. She is now staying with her sister. Mrs. Francis McNeil Bacon, at the tetter's country place at RldgefleTd. Conn. ?h» will go to the Berk shires in the autumn. Mrs. Clarence W. Daiaa'i ball at the Newport Golf Club en \ii~i-t a will he the fir- ball g\v n there since that of XT. K. Vanderbltt two years ago. The mo3t elaborate preparations are being made for th» entertainment, and the decorators are already at work on the plans. Mr and Mr, Dolan purchase las: weett of the Davis place in dicates that they will be important factors in th« social life of Newport hi the future Tennis has completely outstripped both golf aR( j bridge whist as the popular fad at Newport, and whereas all the courts of the casino are alwavi occupied and engaged several days in advance til links is comparatively deserted. a^nce. the Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Lorillard are staying with Mrs. Hits P. Kernochan at Newport, wails Miss Fanny R»ve. sister of the lit* Mrs. Parar. Steven* Is the guest of Mrs. Geor - S. Scott. ote^ns. Miss Laaiy will give an "at home" this afternoon at her villa at Newport in honor of Mr. and Mrs Charles Astor Bristed. The r ? ail] be music. Heath Gregory will S |n« and the Kleckhoefe sisters and Lewis Celeman Hall will piny ana Not only Pembroke Jones, but Alfred G. Taassa b!lt, William L. Elkins. F. H. Benedict and P. a. B. Widener are negotiating for the purchase cf places at Newport for use as summer homes. Mr. and Mrs. D- Lancey meal will give a large dinner party on August IT, to open their new house at Southampton. Mr. and Mrs. Kenry B. Barnes wih give a dinner party to-morrow ni>ht at their p.ace it Southampton, where Mr. and Mrs Howard rownsend are occupying their cottage. Miss Beatrice Barclay's wedding to Stocky. Beekman Colt is to take place on October » at ThornfieM. the country place of the bride's parer.'s Mr. and Mrs. - kett Barclay, ..• Cazer.ovia. N *T* Th° bride's only attendant will be her little sister Mrs. John Lyon Gardiner, her daughter Adel* and her jonagsi son win sail to-day for Europe oa board the 'bland. Going on the same sail are James A. Burden and Robert S. McCormlck the United Sta'f-s Minister to Aus'rii. Mr. and ?Irs. John Innes Kane are at Newport with Mr« William Schermerhorn. Cheat preparations are being made at South ampton for the gymkhana races, which =-•• to b« held oti Saturday next, under the auspices el the Southampton Horse Association. Many amusing features arc promised. The committee which has the organization of the affair in hand Is -posed of James L. Kerr.oehan. H. \\ McVickar. W. Scott Cameron and U. Pel ham K.'D^ir..';. Polo continues the fad of the hour at South ampton, and many spirited games have taken place in the last f°w days on the grounds of the Meadow Club. Among the votaries of the sport are G. L. Boissevalr.. Herbert King, C r> Barres. W. Scott Cameron, L. J. H. Belts and %T. L.. Stow. John I. Watertmry has saivhaeai the Cannon -• al Bat Harbor, a.: : rt ;hu Paul Smith Is to have a fair in aid of the \iiro« dacks Cottage Sanatorium, on Friday. .- . 3: 3. Mrs. Arson Phelps Stokes. Mrs. Whitelaw Reid. Mrs. J. Plerpont .Morgan, and several other owners of camps In the Adiror.dackg constitute the com mittee which has charge of the affair. Alexander M. Hadden and Marsnal! C. Leflerts are members of this month's grand jury. Henry 5. and W. R;;!otT ¦ X.;>. whe are now at ICarraa next week to taen horr.r. Aahony, Rhinebech as ¦on. The engagement Is announced of Count Hypolyt* Pallavlcini to Miss Mera Richards, daughter of Bertram Richards, of the Rlttenhouse Club, of No. 2.113 Pln^-.5:.. Philadelphia. The Pal.'avtcinis belong not only to the Italian, but also to the Hun garian aristocracy, and occupy as such a seat la the Hungarian House of Lords. Mrs. Stuyve«ant Fish will give her big dinner dance at Crossways on Saturday. August 24. On this occasion the postponed patent medicine dance will be given. dies o\ a fwti:l piazza. LEOPOLD MOSS. A 2COTE EHOKEP. OF THIS CTrT, rASBK9 a.vat si'ddesly at Saratoga. Leopold Mo-3. of No. 55 East Seventy-third-st.. «iied suddenly from hemorrhage yesterday on the pteaas Of th--' United States Hotel, a: Saratoga. Mr. Moss was bom in the Rhine Province of Prussia. In m As a young man. after a few years In the Prussian army, he came to this country and settled first in Paris. 111., where he enKnr; p d hi the tirygoods business. Soon after he had married M'.ss Jeannette niaiisjsi. he removed to Tarn Haute. lud From there he went to Newark. N. J. Twenty years ago he came to this city and was prominent as a note broker until his retirement. Since the death ot Mrs. Moss. ten years aso. Mr. Moss made his home with his daughter. Mrs. Henry Unter meyer. of No. 53 Bast Sever.cy-third-st.. who sur vives hinj. Mr. sloes whs a member of all th prominent Hebrew organizations in this city, ar.cl until January 1. 1301 he belonged to the Society wr Ethical Culture. The fur.eral will take place to nT-rrow morrir.ff. The burial is to be a: Sa»e& Kle!<!.<. s ttF IMF. STAGE. Charlfs Frolunan has the following stars unde» h!s liireoiirn this »ea»oa In America and England: Hpnry Irvtn^. Mtsa Ellen Terry. Charles Hawtrey. Mis- Maude Adams. John r>r*w. William Gillette. Mi*.* Irene Vinbrngb, Mi.-s Annie Kussell. William H Crane. Seymour Hicks. Mtsj Virginia Harped. WnUara Faversham. Miss Kllaline Terrtss M.ss Edna May. Klm Fthel Farrymore, aim \vyna h nil nnd Mlw Mary Moore. On* v. Pf k Tom neil Jtondaj nleht (August » the Fourteenth Street Theatre will start the fall season with a scenic production by Charles E. nianfy of a new play. cal>d 'The Mormon Wife. In addition to Miss flsisna Knot! and William Hcmohreys M;ss Victory Bafeman has been_e= nJed £r«n tmr^tant part. In the Mormon Tab eVn^cle -rone Miss Gertrude Haynes and her "Choir Celestial" *-»U appear. Rehearsals are now in» progress for the romantic phi, "Near the Ihr- n-. W. J. Thorold's .Iramad za'ion of his book. This play Is a story of tfeea* vision of th- land of Cleopatra by Napoleon. TOW period of history, rich in pictorial possibilities, wiu t nit ol beautiful ata«e pictures, Kdes »£g v"4lfrTd Bcmnewttz. Miss Helen AsWev- 3*U» Sara"" r ß^wne. Miss Helen Jones £r«i Gu£. Bcaford is manager In charge. Miss Blanche Walsh wilt begin her starring toor this season on September M In Detroit, presenting Miss Jeanette Glider's dramatization of 3 »- Crockett's romantic novel. 'Joan of the Swore Hand." ** The «a, M for npenlnsr of the season of "I** Chaperons" has been definitely fixed by Frank Ferley for September SB at Hartford. Mr. Per.ef t ha» booked his musical comedy company for ' tour of five weeks before brlngins lisa products to thl3 city.