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70 the Editor of The Tribune. .
Sir: The many vitally important questions which
confront the country touching any attempt at a
radical change in our laws relative to the regulation
c f the railroads seem to point unerringly to the
necessity of a thorough Congressional investiga
tion of the subject in advance of any attempt to
legislate upon it. In this we may profit very much
from the example set by the people of Great
As early as the yfar IS4O questions arising out of
•he independent corporate ownership and control of
Ihe railroads agitated the public mind in Great
Britain. The old British i' eas of liberty involved in
the- consideration of monopoly, competition and
combination, »tich from time Immemorial had bees
the subject of heated public discussion and of re
gectlve judicial debate, gave rise to just such ap
prehenflons and political i>eorizing as those which
jjow seriously affect public tentiment in the United
states. A British statesman of influence declared
*t en early date that "the State mast govern the
railroads or the railroads would govern the State."
George Stephewson — eminent as a civil engineer—
declared that "where combination is possible com
petition is impossible." These* expressions were for
rears accepted in Great Britain as politico-economic
In the year :: C 54 a strong Parliamentary commit
tee was appointed for the purpose of inquiring into
snd providing against the assumed danger. The
Hon. William K. Gladstone was chairman of that
-orcmittce. Its labors resulted in an Act of Parlia
ment (Act 7 and 8. Victoria C. So), passed in the
•year IBM, wherein it was provided that the govern
"msnt might open terms stated in the act. at the
expiration of fifteen pears after completion, pur
chase ar.y railroad constructed after the pannage
of the act. in a word, the British Parliament pro
-vici conditionally for governmental ownership
and control of the railroads. But that power has
•»:ever been exercised, and the public sentiment of
Great Britain to-day utterly repudiates any such
policy. This has come about as the resu'.t of the
jeFsor.s of experience and of patient and persistent
Parl'amcr.Tary inquiry, reference being had par
tirularlv to 'the Parliamentary investigations of
JS4Q W4*. IS«. 1652. ISCS, lbi.7. 1*72. > 4 :. 1888 and 15?3-T'4.
The rtsults of these Parliamentary inquiries were
that the asserted dogmas hereinbefore quoted have
been exploded, while other baseless notions, sueh 1
as those which now to a greater or less degree
possess the public mir.d in tins country, haw been
dispelled, and the ancient principles of liberty and
methods of justice etill prevail in the regulation of
the railroads' of Great Britain. In this regard rail
road regulation in that country strikingly illus
trate.* the favorite British maxim. "We have gov
ernment by discussion."
But how* different has beer, the practice in this
country! With an area— exclusive of Alaska a- ■!
our'ins"lar possessions— twenty-five times that of
Great Britain and Ireland and a railroad mileage
of 1?°1S1 miles, as against 22.000 miles In Great
Brit a;:, we have had only one thorough Congres
sio'-ai investigation— that conducted in The
year 1888 by the Senate Committee on Interstate
Commerce. The Act to Regulate Commerce drawn
by Senator Cuilom. chairman of that committee,
is leva! to the fundamental American principle of
Kovennnent. that all contested questions affecting
the commercial interests of the country shall be
subjected to the test of judicial inquiry and deter
mination. But ■■■• populisuc proposition confronts
the country in favor of eliminating the courts from
thi* domain of justice and in lieu thereof of sub?u
toting an autocratic rule of administrative author
ity, without any Congressional investigation what
ThTe are also other and exceedingly important
oue c tions which demand Congressional Investiga
tion and public scrutiny In the light of such in
ouirv Some of these questions arc more Impor
tant* than those determined by the Senate inquiry
•„ 1886 * The magnitude and importance of the com
mercial financial and industrial interests involved
renel the very idea of any radical legislation in ad
vance of such inquiry as that here suggested. Be- .
vond all doubt a thorough Congressional Invest
tion of the various commercial, economic and pout
teal questions involved in the general subject of
railroad regulation in this country would develop
-exults qi Ite as salutary as those realized in Great
Britain It may also be stated in favor of such
action, that the two committees of Congress as at
■resent constituted are admirably fitted for such
BMuirv. _ . ;
lr. his recent annual message to Congress Presi
dent EooseveJt referred to the railroads as the
arteries throuch which the commercial life hiooa ,
li tW , tior flows." and in urging the importance ,
of investigation said: "The whole history of the
world shows that legislation will generally be both :
en wise and ineffective, unless undertaken after i
calm inquiry and with ■^•g^^g^o. Jr.
Kesr-Yerk. April 5. 1902.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The announcement in your issue of to-day
that a company has been organized to make paper
pat out of sugar cane possesses more than a pass
tap interest to those of us who have been and are
contending for the preservation of the State forests
on the Adirondack mountains, as protection for the
sources of our water supply. The demand for wood
pulp for paper making- has Increased. and is in
creasing, and as soft woods of all dimensions are
equally available in the process of pulp making. th«»
destruction of a forest for wood pulp is complete,
•whereas for timber purposes it is only partial. If
all restrictions against the cutting of timber on
=•-• lands should be removed, it is not too much
to say that in a few years the requirements of the
weed pulp industry for paper making would alone
*>:h&.. r the supply from State lands and Cross avail
able private woodlands also, and ultimately the
time would come when some substitute for wooo.
must be found to serve the purposes of paper
T: .- is no new question: indeed, some writer :n
the :nterfSt of for si onsen ■'•■ has already urged
that the federal government should provide a large
■pecuniary reward for any cr.e discovering a prac
tical substitute for wood for this very purpose.
I do not know the projectors of this particular
enterprise, nor whether the sugar cane can be used
KB economically as wood for Tiie making o* paper
pulp, but the public certainly has a. larpe measure
of eresi in the success of some such project, and
It occurs to me that if the well ..... com
panies row engaged in the process of making paper
from wood products should turn their attention to
the sugar cane or som» similar substitute source
cf suppjy. thfv would be doing a great stroke ot
busineps for themselves, 95 well as rendering an
laportsr.t -.. public welfare.
New-York. April 13. IK-2. A. G. MILLS.
.To the Editor of The Tribune.
: Sir: In reaiins Senator Depew's amendment to
i the scheme for • >-?t:njr United States Senators by
! popular vote this question suggested itself to my
Kind: If th-i said scheme would require such laws
to be enacted or the regulating and carrying Oil
■(•aid election, why are not such laws required
row in the election of members of the House of
Representatives? The member from this district
represents more voters than all the members from
the Stale cf Mississippi represent. CLARK.
Tarn-town, N. V., April 11. IStt.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: This Is a most favorable season for tr:6
Planting of street trees, and nurserymen and others
■who supply them are prepared to send on order
carefully selected trees, of varieties adapted to
street planting, which have been, grown and culti
vated for the purpose. In many parts off the city
trees have been planted with marked success, ana
the Tree Planting: Association invites property
owners to avail themselves of the planting season
to add this simple and effective feature to adorn
•nd improve their property. Where proper pro
*i*ior. is made for the planting cf the tree, a com
modous and well soiled pit. and a good tree, our
experience in th* matter of a. large number ol
•'Tees already planted in this manner has been -.cry
Full Information, without charge, as to the kind
of trees to be used how to plant them, where to
fft them and approximate statement as to cost
*"l be supplied on application In person or by
letter 10 the president of the Tree Planting Asso
ciation, No. 60 White-st.; its secretary. Dr. Emmet,
X <J SI MadiEoa-ave.. or the underslpned.
New-York, April 3. 1902.
To th*- Editor of The Tribune.
"Ik a late number of The Tribune says: "J. R.
Dosing, of Shrewsbury. Mass.. has been reading
The Tribune for twenty years, and he has kept
most of the copies, of the paper for that period." 1
2f that Is worth printing, how Is tnis: I have
taken and read! The Tribune since MM; have had
•11 the numbers bound (a few numbers -within the
first ten years were stolen out. but not freely), and
In 1838 I turned over to the reference department of
the Milwaukee City Library 125 bound srml-annual
volumes of The Tribune, v. ith conditions, among
which was one that The Tribune should be taken
*ad bound seral-annually (they say quarterly. «•
*>'- ml -annual volumes are too large), and they have
subscribed for two copies— one specially for pres
ervation by binding— to carry on the set. Also. I
have supplied the library with the annual Tribune
index ■:nce It was flist printed, and. to carry out
zny idea of saving valuable publications, at the
same M— I turned mm to the library sixty-seven
••■■* volumes of "The Financial Commercial
wroDlde," from 18C3 to 1638. all of the publication
•«■ B. Uena'ajMner) with name: also, bound vol
umes of ■ Th- Banker's Magazine." 1533-54 to UO3
lone volume borrowed or stolen out); bound vol
umes of the proceedings of the annual meetings of
tne American Bankers' Association, complete Ue<o
to 190: ) ever since that association has had meet
.: ™c»: also, bound volumes of the proceedings of the
. oiocesan Episcopal annual conventions. Diocese of
Wisconsin, since the diocese was formed. Perhaps
the last two are the only complete copies of the.
publication thereof. One of the prime conditions
of the transfer of these several publications, as
per detailed receipts. Is that they shall be kept up
and added to. bound in pood shape, or they are
liable to be recalled by the donor.
George W. Peckham. 1-1- D.. the best man for a
librarian 1 have ever known, who has the Mil
waukee City Library in charge, properly esteems
the publications named, and says he is dividing the
semi-annual volumes of The Tribune into quarter
lies, as they are too large ta> they ,-ire.
Milwaukee. Wis.. April 7. IMS. H. 11. CAMP.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Will you allow an American woman to ex
press her appreciation of Dr. Felix Adler's esti
mate of Cecil Rhodes, quoted in your paper of Mon
day. April 7? Dr. Adler in his address at Carnegie
Hall last Sunday took for his subject. "Who Are
the Real Benefactors?" and the sound and sane
treatment he pave that subject calls for the grati
tude of all who care for reason and for right
throughout the world.
Cecil Rhodes was one of our many modern expo
nents of false values. It is not a pleasant thins to
say. but his picture in the paper suggests what was
most striking in the man— the combination of the
hawk and the hop. No man could take these
creatures as a model, nor could any nation pre
serve the nobler attributes of man in itself or en
courage them In others which did not stand on a
moral plane, of which Rhodes and his like had no
faintest perception. A universal empire of hawks
and hogs is net a desirable thing. The empire of
man over every brutal and infernal instinct in his
own breast is the first condition of any dominion
not of the devil. If The Tribune could induce Dr.
Adler to allow the whole of his address to be print
ed in its columns it would confer a benefit on the
millions of people who would do right if they could
once be made to think rightly. "for a? a man think
eth In his heart, so is he."
New-York. April S. IMB.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: On February 3 I hlrrd a coup.' from the stand
by the Union Club, Fiftb-ave. and Twenty-nrst-st..
to take two people from No. 10 West Kineteenth
st. to No. 15 E.-ist Eighth-st. at a fixed time, the
coupe not waiting to return the same parties over
the same route. The time did not exceed ten min
utes for each trip. I was charged, and paid at the
office. 12 SO. Was that the legal rate? If njy experi
ence will he of any use to you in your cab relief
fipht I will be clad" to assist to that extent.
New-York, April 8. ISO. A READER.
TO GET $7,500,000 FOR IT.
Commissioner Dougherty, of the Department of
Water Supply. Gas and Electricity, received late
yesterday afternoon a dispatch from Albany saying
that Governor Odell would give a. hearing on Thurs
day on the bill providing for the acquisition of the
New-York and Weßtchester Water Company. Com
missioner Dougherty will probably attend the hear
ing himself, as he has fathered the bill from the.
beginning and is determine that the property of
the water company shall be condemned and pur
chased by the city.
• I am decidedly anxious that my efforts to secure
the condemnation of the property shall culminate
!n success," he said yesterday.
He has asked for the issue of $750,000 of bonds for
ICO3-'Ol for the acquisition "of the property after
awards by the Commissioners of Appraical to be
appointed under the law.
W H. Ellis, former president and one of the
receivers of the New-York and Westchester Water
Company, says that the property is worth $7,500,000.
and that he will appeal to the. courts if the stock
holders of the company do not receive its full
value. The New- York and Westchester Water Com
pany has two adjuncts, namely, the Upper New-
York Water Company and the New-York District
Supply Company. Mr. Ellis says there is no pro
vi-Jon in the bill for the condemnation of these
adjuncts, and that in acquiring the New- York and
Westchester company the city will kill the other
-Ida not think." said Mr. Ellis, "that any court
would permit the city to disable or destroy the rest
of ou' property in its anxiety to acquire the origi
nal company. Each one of these companies has a
bonrfed indebtedness of J1.000.0U0. and the bonds were
sold for cash. The three companies haw a capital
stock' of $10,000.G«>. and have spent J2.0M.W0 In .actual
money In improvements besides incidental ex
senses. Commissioner Dalton said in U9B that we
bad fifty-eight miles of main. I say now that «
have over sixty, with over 3.000 houses to supply or
a. population of 75.000 people, besides fire hydrants.
schools th" railroad, the Catholic Protectory and
City and Hart's islands. Our franchises are .»<>«. h
|S.SaO.OOO. and this amount does not taHudethe
Dines fixtures lines or the consumers. By break
fn| up our system the city will kill all the Property
of the New- York Upper and the NVw-iork District
Supply companies outside of New-York. Our pipes
ron north as far as Ardsle.y through Uni onport.
South Yonkers. Sherwood Park, and in fact all the
territory between the city limits and Ardsley. \\
have a 12-inch main there capable, of brinßfng
4 000000 gallons of water to the city every twenty
four hours In taking our two pumping stations
the city would shut off our facilities for furnishing
this territory and we do not see how any fair
iudse or Board of Estimate would allow the city to
i«ke a nart without the whole."
Mr Ellis thinks that Commissioner Dougherty
will be Inclined to pay a fair and satisfactory price
for the property. Commissioner Dougherty said
that be did not wish to be understood as setting
any price on the water works. That he would leave
*°One h of a the a imp!oves of the Water Department.
who has been attached to the office for thirty-five
Sears and is thoroughly familiar with the New-
York and Westehesier Water Company's plant,
says that $1,000,000 would be a fair price for it.
PUteneld. Mass.. April 15.-At the annual town
meeting in Washington. Mass.. a report was read
by the selectmen that at the. request of William
C Whitney of New- York, his profile had been
withdrawn from the town seal and that George
■^-'...hlnrton's was to replace it. Mr. Whitney does
„? like th" notoriety which has followed the pub-
HCTtion of a Picture of the seal in the metropolitan
The Bee— l love you dearly, dearly, and I want you to love me;
You are my honey, honeysuckle, I am the bee.
Application was made to Justice Scott, in the
Supreme Court, yesterday by three nephews of
Mrs. Ma A. Flagler. the former wife of Henry M.
Flakier, for an annual allowance of $1,500 each out
of the estate of Mrs. Flagler. vho was adjudged
Incompetent en August 4. 1899, and is in a sana
torium in PleasantvMe. T^ nephews are William
W. Taylor, of Nora Springs. Iowa; Richard W.
Taylor, of Rockford. lowa, and George w. Taylor,
of Kll-nsberjr. Wash., who allege that they are
the on y surviving children of Mr.= . Flagler's dead
slst r. Mary Emma Taylor.
They set forth that on the death of their mother,
in 1876, they were placed in the New-York Juvenile
Asylum, r.nd in the same year were sent to lowa
and apprenticed to persons there. They believe
that th.:r father is dead. They assert, on In
formation and helief. that Mrs. Flagler tnad< en
deavors to find tivm nnii to provide for them, and
r ■ that Mr:-. Flagler*a estate is worth J^.373.i:-:7 4J
and yields an income considerably over SLOO.OOO,
while the cost of her maintenance i.s nut more than
The p.-tition further recites that Mrs. Flagler's
other next of kin. her brothers. Charles F. Shourds
K. Bhourds. .trui h»-r sister. Matt:>- A.
Johnson, have each an allowance of 54.000 a year.
The application w.:s not ■•, — d, I ii '■■ \ ■■"
LSked to nwk^ such equitnble provision for
the nephews as might seem proper. Justice 8 "'t
appointed Job K. Hedges referee to take testimony
as t>> the questions of fact raised by the applica
Fr> jarations are now nearly compl^t-""! for th«.
installation of Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler as
president of Columbia University. Tlt> opening
affair takes place in the gymnasium to-morrow
v.ith a ball. Friday will be students' day,
with an athletic, social and musical programme.
and on Saturday the final Installation exercises will
President Roosevelt will be the guest of honor at
the luncheon and dinner to be given by the alumni
on Saturday, as well a.« at the afternoon exercises
In the gymnasium. Among the other guests win
be ex-Secretary of State Olney. Albert Shaw,
Bishop Potter, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Baron yon
Holleben, ■ ie German Ambassador; Rudolf Kepp
ler, ex-Attorney General MacVeagh, John D.
Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie., James Speyer, W.
C. Schermerhorn, Archbishop Corrlgan, Bishop
Satterlee, Bishop Coleman, the Rev. Dr. Marvin T.
Vincent. Postmaster General Payne, Governor H.
Taft of the Philippines, Melvil Dewey. New-York
State Librarian; Borough Presidents Cantor and
Swanstrom, W. Barclay Parsons and Corporation
Counsel Rives.
Besides these men there will be present a large
number of visitors from seventy-five universities.
and among these may be mentioned Presidents
Hadley, rale; Pa ton Princeton; Eliot, Harvard;
Ansell. Michigan; Andrews, Nebraska; Blrdsall.
Pennsylvania State; Barrows. Oberlln; Birdsall
Swarthmore; Brunstead. Atlanta; Buttz. Drew
Theological Seminary; Capen. Tufts; Dabney. Ten
nessee; Denny, Washington and Lee; Draper.-i Illi
nois; Drown. Lehigh; Faunce Brown: Fallows.
Maine: Harper. Chicago: Harris. Amherst. Haz
ard \vellesley; Hewitt, Williams; Pritrhett. Massa
ohusetiß Institute of Technology; Remsen. Johns
Hopkins; Schelling. University of Pennsylvania.
Schurman, Cornell; Scott Rutgers; Smith • "Inn
ity Smith Randolph-Macon; Taylor, \assar.
Tnoma! ? jSryn Mawr Thwing* Western Reserve ;
Tucker, Dartmouth; Warren. Denver; Webb, Coj
lege of the City of New-York: Wilson. Mount
Holyoke: King. Cornell University. lowa, and
ratr in the three days' programme
will be to-morrow evening with the bal in the
gymnasium; which President Butler will, attend
after the dinner to be given nt Clan mont In his
honor by his classmates of '82. one thousand In
vitations have been issued to the students -sand
the gymnasium has been decorated with the colors
°VrUa™'afffion. the students' day .athletic
games will . take _ place on South Field, followed
a reception in Earl Hall, at which the Barnard
College firls will receive. In the evening the glee
and mandolin clubs will give, a programme in the
gymnasium. Saturday will be the day of the for
mal installation exercises.
Mrs Ellen Bray, widow of John Bray, formerly
a well known contractor of Brooklyn, who was
separated from her husband for thirty years, has
now begun proceedings to get a share in his es
tate. Bray lived with his wife only a few months
before their separation, and his friends in Brook
lyn always believed him to be a single man.
Mrs. Bray is now suing John H. O'Rourke to re
cover a 110,060 trust fund placed In his hands by
Mr Bray seven years ago. In accordance with in
structions. Mr. O'Rourke invested the $10,000 in 6
per cent bonds the income of which was paid an
nually to Margaret Bray, the mother of Mr. Bray.
Mr O'Rourke was told that on the death Of Mr.
Bray the fund was to be paid to his mother. Bray
died In 1898, but at the request of his mother
O'Kourke. retained possession of the bonds, as she
had no place to keep them. She died in 1500.
' Mrs Ellen Bray, the widow, now sues for the
J">6 000 in bonds oh the ground that the fund was
not i gift to her mother-in-law, but merely a
trust for her life, and that after her death it
should revert to the estate of Mr. Bray, and not
co to the heirs of his mother. Testimony in the
suit was taken yesterday fore Justice Keuefick
in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn. With the consent
of both sides the justice took the case out of the
hands of the jury, sad will decide it himself upon
the presentation of briefs.
Paris. April 15— The matinee performance at the
Opera Comique to-day in aid of the fund for a
memorial to the late President McKinley at Can
ton. Ohio, was a preat success. The house was
crowded with resident Americans and many
Parisians of social prominence. The programme
consisted of selections and scenes from operas and
plays recitations and a ballet, and closed with the
sinetntr of "The Star Spanuled Banner" and the
"■Marseillaise." All the artists were warmly ap
plauded and there were many recall;-.
The performance added over 20.U0U francs to the
Paris McKinley Memorial Fund, whicb now »i
teeds 60.00y francs.
Philadelphia. April IS.— The Rev. Dr. Samuel M.
Scoville, assistant pastor of Plymouth Church.
Brooklyn, died to-day in the Presbyterian Hospital
here. Dr. Scoville was admitted to the hospital on
March 23, Buffering from a complication of diseases.
His illness responded to treatment until a few days
ago, when he suffered a relapse and late last night
his physicians abandoned hope of his recovery.
The Rev. Dr. Samuel Scoville was born in West
Cornell, Conn., in June, 1831 He was graduated
from Yale in l-.'-l. being known as an athlete as well
as a scholar. After getting his theological degree
at Andover Theological Seminary, Massachusetts,
he became pastor of the Congregational Church at
Norwich. N. T. There he remained for twenty-five
years and then went to the Congregational Church
at Stamford, Conn. His service In the latter church
exteni:<?d over a period of twenty years. After a
pastorate of of one year in Vineland. N. J., Dr.
Scoville resigned last September to succeed the
Rev. Horace Porter as assistant pastor of Plymouth
The people of the. church had been acquainted
with him for a long time through his wife, who was
Harriett Beechi r. daughter of Henry Ward Beeeher.
Dr. Scoville had been particularly active since com
ing to Brooklyn in sharing the heavy burdens of a
Plymouth pastorate with the Rev. Dr. Newell
Dwight Hints. About two months ago he broke
down in health, and three weeks ago was taken
to the Presbyterian Hospital, in Philadelphia, where
Several members of Plymouth Church went to
Philadelphia on Monday and were with Dr. Seo
ville wh^n he died. Dr. Hlllis went to Philadelphia
yesterday afternoon to take charge of the funeral
arrangements. He said before leaving Brooklyn
that probably the funeral would be held from
Plymouth Church on Thursday. The burial will be
in ' Stamford.
Dr. g ivHle leaves a widow, two sons and two
WiUlamstown. Mass., April 15. -Professor Orlando
j S Pernald, M. A . who <li.-d In Boston this
morning, was the senior member of the faculty of
Williams College, where he had been professor of
Greek since i v "2 He prepared for co;ie C->C -> at Phil
lips Exeter Academy, where he was instructor
until 1881. Wh n he entered Harvard in the class of
•.-.i From 18M to ISG6 be was principal of Exeter
High School He was caned to Williams after
serving as classical master in th* Springfield
"(Massi High School. He was the t.iitor of Fer
n aiH"sele«lonTfromth« Greek hlstorianajind was
an authority on th<- Greek language and archl
Eatontown, N J-, April 18 (Spe^iall.— Lytleton
White. County Auditor of Monxnoutfa County, died
at his house here to-day, aged sixty-eight years.
Several weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis,
and last week was again stricken. He never ral
■ m the b nd stroke. He was Republican
„t..r from Monmouth County fr"m vm to
1896, and bafl V»een prominent in politics.
The will of Julia Ann Low was filed for probata
yesterday in the Surrogate's office. She disposes
of a large estate and makes bequests of SI.OPO
each to the House of. the Holy Comforter, the
Free Church Home for Incurables, the House of
Mercy. St. Luke's Home for Indigent Christian
Females, the Church Mission to Deaf Mutes ar.d
St. Mary's Free Hospital for Children. To her
niece. Susan B. Nelson, widow of Richard D. Nel
son, late of Scarsdale. Is left the house at No.
47 West Twenty-flfth-si . with its furnishings, and
$50,000. and Mrs. Nelson is also made residuary
Bequests of (12.000 each are made to her gr:-t
grandnieces. Julia Low Scliultze. wife of the Rev.
Bernard Schultze; Adelaide Carpenter, now Sister
Adelaide Frances, of the Order of All Saint*, of Bal
timore and Laura Toons; Goste.nhofer. Her grand
neDhewS Ertwurd Delevan Nelson. Richard H. Nel
son and Frederick Cammann McDonald, also re
ceive $12,000 each.
Bequests of 11.000 each are made to great grand
nU :es and great-grandnephews, and there are sev
eral minor bequests.
"The Last Appeal" has proved the last apppar
ance for the veteran actor. Daniel H. Harkins,
who broke down on Monday night while playing
the part of the King in the first New-York per
formance of Leo Ditrichstein's play at Wallack's.
It was said yesterday that he is suffering from a
partial loss of memory, and will never attempt to
act again. His part last night was taken by Edwin
Brandt, who has already played It In Chicago.
Daniel H Harkins was for many years a leading
member of the Daly company. Later he supported
Mansfield making a name as the Prince of Wales
in "Beau Krummel." He has had wide experience,
and his affliction has caused pain to many actors
and theatregoers over the country.
This evening the Junior Dramatic Society of St.
Franci3 Xavler's College will present "A Cele
brated Case" at the college theatre. No. *> West
The Henry B. Harris Company announces that,
contrary to rumor, it has not displaced "A Royal
Family" with "Worldling" for next season, but
both fclays will be produced.
Adolph yon Sonnenthal and Helene Odillon will
both take part In the performance at the Irving
Place Theatre this evening. The double bill will
consist of "Die Torhter dcs Fabricius" and Brace's
comedy. "Untreu." The same bill will be presented
to-morrow evening.
Schenectady. N. V., April 15.— President Raymond
to-day announced that Andrew Carneglo had given
$40 000 to Union College The entire sum will bo
devoted to the completion at Nott Memorial Hall.
Professor Goldwin Smith, of Toronto University.
does not share in the approval of Cecil Rhodes'-*
scholarships at Oxford for Aneri-
DOES NOT cans. "I assume that the motive
APPROVE In founding these scholarships tits
RHODES political." he said yesterday at
SCHOLAR- the Fifth Avenue Hotel. "They
SHIPS. were founded liy Mr. Rhodes in
order to bring about the fuiaimenr
of some dream of his of Anglo-Saxon dominance el
the world. With this motive I have no sympathy.
The world does not want to be coerced by any one
nation or combination of nations, even if it i.= peace
that is forced upon it. The dream is Impossible;
the world will go on developing in its own way. a?
it has in the past. Now. with the effect of the
scholarships en education I have not much sym
pathy, either, for I do not believe that your.a:
men either from the United States or Canada
should so abroad for their education— l mean tnat
part of their education which shapes their char
acters, which comes in the formative years or
their lives. If they choose to go abroad for special
work for research studies after their general
training has been completed. I have nothing to say
but in praise; that is quite another thing. butthtC
is not the sort of thing these scholarships provide
for. A young man should receive his tormative
training in his own country, among his own as;->
ciates, under the guidance of men of his own na
tionality. To train him in another country means
that he will be at the end well fitted neither for
citizenship in one country nor in the other, 10
send young Americans to Oxford is. I fee. ba^
policy. And I should say this even if I believed
that the education received at Oxford or am
bridge were better than that to be had in Ameri
can universities, which I do not believe. I nave
taught both in English and American universities,
and I am confident that the training to be ob
tained here is just as good as that to be . had ln
Engian-i: not quit? so classical, perhaps. Dut. on
the other hand, moxe practical."
New-York is not the only town that it is hard to
make tight on Sunday. Th» town of Scituate.
Mass.. has trouble? of its own. Ac-
ANOTHER cording to Robert Martin, of Mas-
DRY TOWN sachusetts. who was at the Fifth
ON SUNDAY. Avenue Hotel yesterday, this is
the situation: "Scituate is governed
by a board of selectmen and a constable or two.
At the March town meeting Scituate went 'no li
cense " and since then an effort, successful enough.
I guess, has been made to stop liquor selling- Prob
ably it will continue successfully ""'^f'"? l^
people begin to come down. But certain 01 me
SoSsilbSffr? have sone a bit further and ha^
tri*d to close up everything on Sunda >' th * n 2, *'
looked for a time like a regular return ol the blue
aws Constable Llba Litchfleld "f™» Vful view
cigars md candy on the Lord's *»££*
3K5& ££?%£&. "*s~™s&
barge drrVer. to the lunch room proprietor and to
asWns them if they had a right to mUm
th« said they thoaghi they tad.
$* ™ so°weii satisfied that he k- Pj ;. Pen last
action are still in the air.
Th IrvinK Place Theatre was crowded again last
nigm and fhe audience gave Mm, Helen. Odilon
who appeared M Die ZwilllngMChwester a cordial
reception. When the German actress played the part
here last year he made the chief success of her
engagement. The stage setting and the «"«•»»«
nicht were the same as last year, and lbs plaj.
Ste organic defects, offered a pleasant even
ing's entertainment. Mr. Ottbert and M, on S,y
, ri , Ts—Th- barom-trte conditions have
be developing ta the *£*"£%* okihdaa. Western
Artansai ,Tn-'I 'Th, wp«t- has waarally
In the South Atlantic and East oull^ Awxtet%
fair and warmer weat^ er , 't^je 1% Florida ar.d locally
except that showers .« : P"^^™ tinds will prevail
the win is »vi '■«■ m"*tliJ|pSm "* tl iJ|pS deoart for Europwm pr.rt*
the winds will be ™ stl > ''"'U 'J' for Kuropean port*
weather to the Grand Banks.
For New-England. Eastern New-York. Eastern Per.r
svlvan.;. New Jersey ana Pal— fair to-day and
Thursday: lltrht southwest winds.
For the District of Columbia sad Maryland, fair to
day, with rising temperature; Thursday fair; variable
Vi^r \\V«t VUKtnla Western Pennsylvania an.i Western
NVwTvork fai/anfV warmer to-day; Thursday probably
fair; liKht south winds.
ir, th s diaKram the continuous white line shows the
cn"-es IB *r<»S>ure as Indicated by The Tribune' j self
recording barometer. The dotted line shows the tempera
ture as recorded at Perry's Pharmacy.
The following official record from the Weather Bui
shows the changes in the temperature for the last twenty
four hoars, in comparison with the corresponding date of
last year: tMZ I^l , M - 1MI _
-. a -, ..+> 4Z, 4:30 p. m •*'• —
6 a." ni/.'.".'."."......-5s 4; >; P- m....... 53 ■«;>
oa.m ." M 4i. 11 p. 1 " 4-; 42
4 p. m I""53 51 12 p. m — «
Highest temperature yesterday. N5 degrees: lowest. 3S.
average. ■- mi ■ is ■ temperature for corresponding date
last year. 47. average temperature for corresponding date
'....• twenty-live years. M
Local forecast— Fair to-day and Thursday, stationary
temperature; light southwest winds.
Burnett's Vanilla Extract
ia the best and the best Is none too goo.; for food and
drink. Insist on having Burnett's. Don't be cheated.
Tlie sorest and safest of Blood Purifiers is Jayne's
TFORNE-EONI>-Or. Tuesday. April 15. 1902. at the
r'^iden-e of Mai-r Frank S. B,r.d. No. 3S West 31st
st hv the Rev. Eenjairan %V Bacon. Ruth Hur.tiafton,
dansbtaf of Mr Mrs. Her.ry K. Bond, of New
l»ndon. to Robert Tboraav
Notices of marriages and deaths must be in
doVsed uiib. full BfSM and address.
Andrews Montague L. Powles. Henrr.
Doujlat. Franklin. Sargent. Sarah S.
Drake-Smith. Henrietta M. Scot Ute" Rev. Samuel.
Littleiohn Fltz Hugh. Siern. Sigmon M.
L'hmln Elizabeth F. Webb. Henrietta a.
Perkins. Edward H.. Jr.
ANDREWS— At San Antonio. Tex.. April 13 1002. Mon
rague L Andrews, in his 40th year. Philadelphia, aad
Boston papers please copy.
DOUGLAS— On Tuesday. April 15. of broncho-pneumonia
t^.^T'^s^ 7^ t r a No at 3Tv^ s^s\ f
interment at Kenslco. Friday morning.
riP A.KE-SiIITII— At Englewood. N. J. on Monday. April
14 1002. Henrietta Maria, widow of Darnel Drafce
imith 1 Relatives and -mis are invited to attend the
funeral s^vtces at her late residence. In HUMde-ave..
Fnelewood N J. on Thursday afternoon. April 17. at
4To o'clock Carriages will r«- in waiting at station on
arrival of train leaving foot of Chambers-*!, at 3:80
and West 23d-st. at 3:25.
t TTTT E.TOIIN— his home. In. Broa.lalbln. N. V.. en
\Dril 14 Ft- Hugh LltUeJohn. formerly of New-York
a.DA Brooklyn.. City papers please copy.
T.nn\rVN— At her late residence. No. S3 Washlngtoa-st. .
li t .ken. V J- April 13. Elizabeth Flester. beloved wife
Hot., k n. Lohman. in the 62d year of her age. Funeral
servYce^" wHI be held in the Reformed Church. Bloom
flrld-st Hoboken. iTlday evening. April 13. at 8 o'clock.
£^-7*"<; will "iso be held in the Reformed Church.
aSSS. NT.. Saturday. April 13. at 3:30 p. m.
Friends will kindly take West Shore train leaving West
42d-«. at 11:35 a. m.
PPRVT\*-M his residence. No. 5 East 40th-st.. Sat
urday April 12 Edward H. Perkins. Jr.. In the «7th
yea? o» hi« age Funeral service will be held on
•Wednesday. April 1«. at 4 p. m.. at No. a E*« 40th-st.
interment Thursday morning.
New-York. April 14. 1902.
it a. aneclal meeting of the board of directors of the
Importers and Traders" National Bank of New-York, held
"* „. to take suitable action because of the death of
Mr niV-ard H. Perkins. Jr.. its president, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted:
It s ' ved That in the death of Mr. Edward H. Perkins,
irthi president of this bank, the bank has lost the
frV.Mmable services of one who as cashier and president
ISereof from 186« to date of his death. 12th it.st.. covering
a period of over thlrtT-slx years, was of Incalculable
b.seflt to it. by reason of his aMUty and his -v«- faith*- :!
and antiriaV industry ar.d emcient work la its behalf,
and his devotion to it. Interests taring all those years.
and one to whom to much of the success of this bank Is
due and one who by reason of his upnttht character and
hi* «trone and engaging personality had the unsounded
conSrfence! resUct and affection of all with whom he
W^^& deeply depirre. and the ab
«en-e' of his presence frost our business and our midst w«
shall all greatly feel and sincerely regret- .
Kesolval. That we hereby extend to his widow and
family our sympathy In their bereavement; that th»
members of this board a::-.i his funeral ar*i that a copy
of these resolutions be sent tot his widow and family
and t> tfts pr«ss. EDWARD XOTTSSEXD. Cashier.
Jlilltarv •>->- Loyal Lesion. United States. Corn
-ia-de-jr "State of New- York. —Companions ar* Informed
of the death of E3ward 11. Perkins. Jr. Funeral »*rrice»
■•rill be h«;<l this afternoon at 4 o cloolc at >.o. 3 East
40th-st. Comoanior..* are requested to attend. .- order
of General HENRY L BURNETT. Commander. A.
NOEL, BLAKEMAN. Paymaster I. IV N.. P.ecordar.
POWLES— On Saturday. April 12. Henry Powljs. in th»
73th7eaTof his age. l^wrral at his late residence. No.
20 North Msp!e-ave.. East Oranje. on Wednesday. AprU
16. at 2:30 p. m.
SARGENT— On Apr. , la. Sarah Shaw, wife of Georxa
Henry :?ar=»nt Funeral services at her late residence.
No, 2 West s<ith-st.. at ■» p. m Wednesday. l*a.
Interment private at Leicester liar*. SQK
SCOVILLE— At Philadelphia. Perm.. Tuesday. April 13.
19G2 the I:- Samuel ScertO*. Funeral services will b»
held at Plymouth Church. Brooklyn. Thursday, at *
p. m. New-York and Connecticut papers please copy.
STERN— hi» home. No. 27 East 4«h-st-. on Satur
day. April 12. Sigmon M. Stern. Relatives and mends
are incited to attend the funeral services at his resi
dence on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock.
WEBB— At her late resident. No 41* sth-ave.. Tuesday
mornin?. April 13. 1002. Henrietta A . widow of Wlli
lam H. Webb.
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PostofSce. New-York. N. V . April 11. 1902.

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