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THURSDAY MAY 2*. 1908.
FOREIGN.— T« enty-two emigrants lo*t their
live* in a. collision near Grnr.sny between trie
British ttfaxner Huuderffleld and the Norwegian
• - - Uto; almost ail of theme killed v. ere
<ru*hea i:. their berths. == The funeral of
General Mayia Bodrfgnez took place at Havana
President Palir.a and members of the *-aJ>me..
"rere in the lonp procession which followed th
funeral car to the grave. ===== The *****
Italy i-sf decided to visit the French capital.
axi Preside-:: Loubet will ma lie a trip to Rome.
-■ ■■■■■ A dispatch from Constantinople says that
th- loss of life in the Turkish advance on Ipek
T>-as large, and that many Turks were capture
arid taken by tli* Albanians to the mountains.
■■■ Collector Cruz-Ti. of San Juan. P. R.
3.as been severely censured by the Treasury
Department for irregularities in the manage:
m#nt of the customs. == Marcel Renault, the
■w^n-known automobile expert. di<>d at Coune
V*rac from injuries received hi th* Paris-Ma
<2rjd race. =.~. - Bubonic plague has appeared at
■the Chilian seaport: Iqulqu*. where the™ -were
m Monday ten cases, six of thetn fatal.
DOMESTIC— August W. M&chen. general m-
X<rlntend«nt of iv** delivery in th* Postoffir»
Department, was arrested «in charge «f »•"
cf-ptins brU>es». and teas dismissed from offlce
tv Poetroaster General Payne; the oor.tractors
accused of bribing him also w«re arrested; Jia
efcen who denied tins charges, was released on
520.000 bail. .r president Roosevelt visited
end spoke jn Helena and Butte, Mont. .. — —
Senator Banna received many congratulations
for withdraw ing hit Opposition to the indorse
ment at President Roosevelt by th* Ohio State
Republican Convention. -— The Pennsylvania
Republican Convention indorsed President
Roosevelt for rencmination. and declared
Msinat any change In th« present tariff sohed
•ules: Senator Quay declined re-election as chair
jnan cf the Stair- Committee, and Senator Pen
rose was chosen as lii* successor. = irO }.'
«mo- Odell -will hold a hearing on the extradi
tion cf Moody Morrill to-morrow. = The
International Arbitration Conference at Lake
"Moacnk began with the greatest attendance In
Its history. =■= — Th*; Committee On - i*« of
the Connecticut Stats Legislature Barred that
a -Cew-York firm of barker- has monopolized
th»" Investments of the State's savings band«.
ClTY.— Stocks nre irregular, closing weak.
,—, — - — An audience' that filled Carnegie Hall to
overflowing went -wild ever ex-President Cleve
land, trying to cro^d on the platform to reach
him ' and vigorously applauded his sentiments
and 'those of the other speakers denouncing the
Kishineff butchery. = = Charles F. Murphy
Eaid he believed keeping TV. S. Devery out of
Tammany Hall woo] I help that organization in
th* next municipal election. === G. E. Mills
tvas sentenced to not over eighteen months at
Fing Bins — A decree of separation arms
granted to Mrs. Chester B. Duryea. - The
general superintendent of the Manhattan Rail
way Company declared that needed improve
ments would be made as quickly as possible.
• - It was declared that the murderer of
Heffeman at Arcisiey was net a club member:
but there were repeated statements that he was
•«\*aithy and prominent ===== A notice was
posted on the Oceanic warning flrsttabin pas
sengers that gamblers were aboard; some of
them tried to entice W A. Hazard, the polo
layer, Into a dice gam*. == Winners at Mor
ris Park: 1. Dark Planet; 2, Moorhen. 3. Leonl
fJus; 4. Africander; 5. Semper Ira; 6. Elolm
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Bhawaca. The temperature yesterday: Highest,
72 degrees; lowest. 10
We desire to remind our readers who arc
thout to leave the city that The Tribune rvill
be, tent by mat! to any address m this country
pr abroad, and address changed ax often ax
desired. Subscriptions may be given to your
regular dealer before leaving, or, if more con
venient, hand them in at The Tribune office.
See opposite pogc for subscription rate*.
The suggestion of a bridge across Bpoyten
Dayvii Creek In memory of the discoverer of
Manhattan Island appears, in current phrase,
to have "caught on ' It has. since its publica
tion in The Tribune the other day, been re
reived with widespread favor amounting to
t-oiaethins like enthusiasm. This attitude of
the public toward it is inspired both by senti
ment and by practical considerations. It Is
felt that "New- York ought to raise some great
monument in honor of its founder, and it Is
elso realized thai" 8 bridge in tha»- place would
l*» re uncommonly serviceable thing. Indeed,
It Trill soon become a Eocessity, present facili
ties for transit across the creek being quite in
sdequate to the demands which are sure to be
made in The near future.
There are several pobttm in connection with
the enterprise which should, however, be sati?-
Jactorily settled at the very outset. One is
!Lst tbe structure shall be properly named.
Tee naiu? of the master of the Half Moon was
Henry. not Hcafirick. Hudson. He was an
rcc-': : «hnjan, In Dutch employ, but even bis
Dutch employers used the English form of his
name. Ii named in his honor, then, it must
ha the "Henry Hudson Bridge." Another point
Is that the ftructure shall be of handsome and
Impressive design. New-York has now pome
noble bridges, which ar? a delight to the eye.
£ucn are the Brooklyn Bridge, the Washington
Bridge and old High Bridge. This proposed
bridge ehonld be worthy to rank with these.
md not such as f.0B« others In thi« city which
we need not name.
A^ain, It should in some wav be made cer
tain that the bridge will not, as soon as It i?
■■Mated and opened to ute. be grabbed by some
policy railroad company. Hitherto there has
n^irjej to be no barrier against such perver
*'on of public property. Two creat bridges
iirros* the Harlem were built under The most
sxpress and solemn stipulation that they were
never to be used by railroads, yet tb<»y have
both been practically surrendered to a trolley
i-omi>aay- The fact that they are thus to be
iij-«-<i, and that pleasure driving is thus to be
excluded from them, make? it the more desira
ble and, indeed, necessary that another bridge
*hall be built. But Low are we to preserve
the Henry Hudson Bridge from the fate of the
JVashlngtoa and Macomb's Dam bridges? That
I* a grave question, but it should be satisfac
torily answered before the bridge is built.
Perhaps some assurance of such preservation
pf the bridge mfght be had by making It a
part of the park system of the city, subject to
the same control as the parks and parkways.
Logically it will be ■ part of the park system.
Lafayette Boulevard is now a northward ex
jpusion of Riverside Drive, and thi3 bridge
will, we assume, connect it with the Spuyten
DuyviJ Parkway, and will thus form a link
hptweea the two park systems of Manhattan
and The Bronx. As Spuyten Duyril Parkway
not only runs to Van CcrUaudl Park, but also
connects with Riverdale-ave., the building of
'bis bridge will make a continuous park drive
way aloa? the shore of the Hudson from Sev
enty-second-st. to the Yonkors line, whence it
is continued, practically unbroken and free
trom railroad tracks, through that city and on
through the adjacent villages to the mouth of
the Croton Hirer. That unique and unrivalled
driveway should certainly be perfected in every
detail and be forever protected at all points
from spoliation.
Senator Hanna's public announcement, fol
lowing a message of like Import to the Fresi
dent, that he should no longer oppose the in
dorsement of the President's administration and
candidacy by the Ohio Republican Convention.
happily ends a controversy which might have
temporarily strained some personal relations if
It had continued, but would not have harmed
the President or the party. It has become clear
that such an indorsement would be given, and
the only question remaining was as to the size
of the' minority in which Mr. Hanna would
and himself if he persisted In his opposition.
That it would be an exceedingly small minority
wat doubted by no one after the President's
rharacteristtcalls boM declaration on Monday
uicrbt. that of course those who favored his ad
ministration and nomination would indorse
ibf»m. and tbos" who did not would oppose
It i? fair to assume that under the circum
stances this frank avowal of the President's
oxpeotations was scarcely less acceptable to
Mr. Hanna than to Republicans in general. At
all events, he promptly recognized the propriety
of withdrawing from a position which had be
come .-... and so made certain a unani
mous expression by the convention of the feel
inps with which Mr. Roosevelt ia regarded by
Ohio Republicans. This matter having been
settled to their satisfaction in advance, there
is no reason to doubt that the conventions pro
ceedings will suit them in all respects and be
equally -ratifying to the party at larjr*.
[T» Pennsylvania Republican State Conven
tion yesterday carefully refrained from all men
tion of th' Gcady-Salna Libel law which Gov
ernor Fpnoypaeker induced the legislature to
pass for the suppression of cartoons aimed at
himself and Senator Quay. It is evident that
the Governor Is to be allowed by his friends to
enjoy all by himself the responsibility for this
measure. Neither Mr. Quay nor any of his as
sistants will rob Governor Penny packer of the
distinction which the public by common consent
have awarded to him. If his name shall go
down to fame as the worker of a great reform,
the politicians who aided him in his attempts
to gag the press of the commonwealth will gen
erously allow him all the glory; and if. as seems
probable, posterity classes that law along w'th
the stupidities of a George 111. they will share
no more of the blame than they can help.
They cannot get away from it entirely. The
machine which forced the gag through the leg
islature in defiance of parliamentary rules has
acknowledged its fear of criticism by trying to
fctop it. But Governor Pennypacker has made
himself so conspicuous and so ridiculous as the
champion of the gag that his associates can
conveniently get under cover. Senator Quay
ran afford now and then to see himself por
trayed in the guise of an owl, when the cartoon
serves chiefly to remind people of the fatuity
of his blunderingly faithful Governor, who cited
the outrage of such portraiture of an honoraole
Senator as a reason for signing the bill.
The action of the convention must set th©
Governor to thinking. He has been saying
that the people approved his libel law. Now
lie finds that his own associates repudiate this
most conspicuous measure of his administration.
They do not dare mention It. They will not
even pay him the poor compliments which he
has taken seriously when his personal friends
have tried to be pleasant over his performance.
They agree with the newspapers which have
been caricaturing the Governor that It is his
law. and that if he wants to enforce It he must
! take action himself. They wash their hands
of the whole, affair, caring much more for the
public sentiment in favor of a free press than
for tv,* -worthy Governor's feelings.
"What has become of Mr. Herbert Welsh
He has not appeared in public since the col
lapse of bis recent movement to snow under
the administration with a storm of letters de
inanding the publication of some already pub
lished reports. We had not supposed, how
ever, that, though lost to sight, he was like
wise dead to the world. Yet from -what one
of our readers tells us there is reason to fear
that he may have entered the sphere whence
correspondence comes only through spiritualistic
mediums. Certainty there is something queer
when so indefatigable a letter writer as Mr.
Welsh fails on invitation to continue a corre
spondent- begun by him. He has clearly got
beyond the power of the United States mails,
with tl^ 1 aid of a return envelope, to elicit a
word from him, and we advise the Philadel
phia polk* to send out an Inquiry for his
whereabouts. One reader informs us that
after receiving a letter from Mr. Welsh he
wrote him in reply on May IS, Inclosing a
stamped envelope and asking an answer,
v lilcb. under the circumstances, seemed his
due. Though Philadelphia is only two hours
away, he has beard nothing for now nearly
ten days, and so. asking if Mr. Welsh is lost
strayed or stolen, he sends us the letter, which
Is as follows:
I an, in receipt of your letter of May 14 ask
ing me to write to the President calling upon
him to publish General Mlles's report on the
Philippines. Inasmuch as General Miles for
the last five years has, as is well known, been
■ man with a grievance, and has on other ques
tions taken an attitude which seemed to be dic
tated chiefly by a desire to make trouble or se
cure for himself the centre of the stage, I should'
not have expected that his report on the Philip
pines would be so well calculated to serve the
country in general ac the enemies of the admin
.ration, who are less anxious to discover truth
than to discover pretexts for criticism. I notice
that your own eulotry of him ends with lone
past Indian campaigns. Therefore, I should not
have been Inclined to think his report of great
value, and. on the other hand, should have ex
pected it to be filled with statements which the
Secretary of War might- wisely suppress in the
interests of discipline. Certainly from the depth
of my own Ignorance of its contents I should
not have presumed to decide whether or not the
report might wisely 1» published, and have tried
by clamor to force that ignorant judgment upon
the President of the United States.
Moreover, since my attention has been called
to the matter by your letter. I have learned
that about two weeks previous to your writing
the "War Department «rave out the whole of Gen
eral Miles a report dealing v.T.h Philippine affairs,
which In the first part of your letter you ask me
to demand and in the last paragraph say has
been "unexpectedly published In part." and add:
"The recipient of this letter should demand a
full ropy of that report."
If I had done this, relying on your statement. I
should have been placed In the most embarrass
ing position of "demanding" from the President,
as If he were an unfaithful official trying to hide
abuses, facts which for weeks had been public
property. It teems to me that a reformer who
entrage* in public affairs and peeks to interest
Others in such an agitation owes it to them as
well as to his country to secure correct informa
tion and not recklessly make them the victims
of his prejudice or his ignorance.
I think you owe to those who might have been
misled by your course an explanation, for which
I inclose a stamped envelope.
We are not able to Indorse all that our cor
respondent says in criticism of General Miles,
but he is, of course, entitled to his personal
opinions. We entirely sympathize, however,
with his complaint about the reckless attempt
to mislead him. and think that bis request for
an explanation was reasonable. Mr. Welsh
seemed to care nothing for those whom he
wished to use as his tools. He set before them
a mass of misleading statements, which they
were expected to take on taith in him. Those
who did so made themselves ridiculous, as he
i?. He did all he could to earn for those of his
correspondents personally known to the Presi
dent or the Secretary of War their contempt
as miserable, ill informed busybodies. Yet he
has not manliness or good breeding enough
to offer them any explanation or apology for
his abuse of their confidence— if they had any.
A week or two ago Mr. C. W. Bardeea. pub
lisher of "The School Bulletin." sent to all the
academic principals in the State a letter con
taining a considerable amount of inflammable
material. Its man assertions were that three
years ago it was suggested to the Normal School
principals that they should each contribute
5250 to Superintendent Skinner's campaign ex
penses, and that they all responded* though
some of them were Democrats, some of them
did not particularly like Mr Skinner, and some
of them could presumably have u*ed the ?200
with more satisfaction to themselves in other
ways. Reports of such levie6 on Normal School
principals and the employe* of Mr. Skinner's
office have been circulated before, and so far as
we have observed they have never been denied.
There Has been time enough for an official de
nial of Mr. Bardeen"s unqualified declaration
to the same effect but if one has been made
it has escaped our notice.
Yet this is a matter of somo Importance to
the public and to Mr. Skinner— rather par
ticular Importance to Mr. Skinner: for. as Mr.
Bardeeu reminds his readers, the joint legis
lative committee appointed to investigate school
affairs was empowered, apparently as an after
thought, to "send for persons and papers, or
"compel the production before it of any book?,
"papers or documentary evidence of any char
acter desired by it." Mr. Bardeen evidently
thinks it probable that the committee will
want to ask Mr. Skinner what he knows about
these alleged contributions to his campaign ex
penses, and we must say the conjecture seems
reasonable. The question arises, therefore,
whether it might not be worth while for Mr.
Skinner to dispose of such reports, if he can,
before the committee begins to exercise the
rather unusual powers conferred upon it by the
legislature. Of course that is a question which
the Superintendent of Public Instruction must
decide for himself, and we do not presume to
advise him. But if be is able to save the com
mittee's time by effectually removing from its
field of inquiry a subject which it might other
wise feel constrained to explore, his adoption
of that course would be generally regarded, we
think, as an act of good citizenship.
Of course, so busy and important a man as
Mr. Skinner cannot be expected to challenge
every vague report that flies around about his
official conduct or methods of campaigning:
but In this instance an assertion which the
public would dislike to believe is made by 2
responsible man. who has some special facilities
for getting nt the truth where the school"? are
concerned; while others are talking In the same
strain, as if they had knowledge of their own
on the subject. If Mr. Skinner is the victim
of malice or misapprehension. Mr. Bardeen
ought, in our opinion, to be called pretty sharply
to account, and the mouths of scandal mongers
Additions! insight into the phenomena of ma
larial fever may possibly be afforded by a
theory just outlined In "The New-York Medi
cal Record " That disease is now generally at
tributed to the presence of a parasite In the
patients system, and the occurrence of chills
is believed to be due to. or associated with.
the operation of splitting or multiplication. Dr.
A. F. A. King, of Washington, expresses the
opinion that tiie process is promoted by the ac
tion of red light Several reasons are offered
for so thinking. This organism belongs to the
animal kingdom, and is practically an amoeba.
It is already known That red light stimulates
other amcebae, and darkness s?ems to prevent
their multiplication. The great majority of
malarial chills occur during the daytime. In
asmuch as the parasite is immersed In the
blood, it is under the influence of a ruddy illu
mination when a strong white light falls on the
surface of the body. Finally, it is conceivable
thut the comparative immunity of negroes to
malaria may be in some nieasur^ an effect of
the color of their skin.
An ingenious phase of this hypothesis is Us
bearing upon the recognized potency of quinine.
That drug is one of several which possess the
property of fluorescence. Fluorescence affords
a violet light and the latter v antagonizes or
suppresses red rays. Dr. King deems it pos
sible that the sporulation of the parasites may
be checked by fluorescence. Quinine does not
always break up malarial fever; but it is sug
gested that the organisms which remain thus
obstinate may be those of the "crescent" type.
According to Dr. Patrick Manson, a leading
authority on the disease, the crescent shaped
parasites hide In the spleen, brain and darker
recesses of the body. Thus, In Dr. King's judg
ment, they are not exposed to the fluorescent
action of the quinine.
Though shrewd laymen who have had much
experience with "chills and fever" may be able
to pick flaws in the theory here presented,
and though physicians may find it even more
vulnerable, at least one thing can be said in
its favor. It Is not flatly contradicted by ac
cepted notions in regard to bacterial disease.
Typhoid fever, diphtheria and tetanus, for in
stance, are the effects of toxins secreted by
bacilli. The geru^ of those and 6ome other
maladies operate Indirectly, not directly; and
their products can be. and have been, Isolated.
The parasite of malaria, not belnc a form of
vegetable life, is apparently free to work in
an entirely different manner. Whatever other
objections may be offered to Dr. King's sur
mises, any lack of similarity between the latter
and the fairly well established theories of bac
teriology would be by no means fatal.
If by further experiment his convictions
should be ennflrmed, perhaps new methods of
treatment might be suggested. At present it
does not seem likely that quinine will Boon be
superseded; but it would 4je interesting to know
what, could be accomplished by the exposure
of a patient to violet light or consignment to
absolute darkness. Except In special Institu
tions, the former agent would not be available.
Even there It would be costly. Darkness could
be more easily obtained In the patient* own
home, be it never so humble. Of course there
would be difficulty in persuading him to sub
mit to it for a long time. Still, if tests of the
right character were undertaken, it might be
found that the remedy would prove vm'cacious
without being absolutely rontinuour Another
line of Inquiry which might prove fruitful is a
hunt for drugs of higher fluorescent power than
that of quinine. Wisely directed effort by physi
cians bavin? malarial cases ought in a few
months to throw much light on the soundness
of Dr. Kings views.
Th*» trial of the lawyer under Indictment for
hi* connection with Flve-hunired-an<i-twenty
per-cent-get-rich-quirk Miller may p
bring about some interesting diacloaarea. Tt ia
evident that District Attorney Jerome is deter
mined to gret at the bottom facts, and his pttr
pose is commendable.
Paterson riPin«r out of its ashes takes on th*
enterprising aspect of the resurrected phcenix,
and squawks for three-cent trolley fare* and all
night cars, both necessary If it Is to keep up its
metropolitan reputation, and both very -much
desired by its inhabitants.
Italy is trying the experiment of th* 'inunici
palizatlon of bread""— that is, its preparation and
sal* by the municipal authorities— to head off
the greed of the bakers, who in frequent cases
have formed unions for the purpose of keeping
up the price. In the considerable town of
Catania the experiment has been tried with
complete success, reducing the price almost one
third, and at the same time much improving th«
quality. The bread now provided is made from
unadulterated flour, which the private bakers
used or not. according to their individual notions
of th<i moral obligation^ they were under to the
community which they supplied. All Italy is
looking on this and a few similar experiments,
one at Perugia and one at Forli, with much in
terest and the surmise that something of much
social and economical Importance may grow out
of it.
The Police Department deserves credit for Its
activity and energy in protecting from Injury the
laborers who were willing to take the places of
th« ptHkers in the subways.
Local Etorms of fatal violence occurred !n at
least four States early in the week. ICebraska.
lowa, Missouri and Michigan together report
about thirty deaths and much damage to prop
erty. Had the effects of all cf these disturb
ances been equally p<n-ere, a sadder tale, might
have been told. In a single building at Elmo,
Mo., nine men lost their lives, whereas in a sub
urb of Dcs Moines only two were killed. To
come extent, no doubt, these differences repre
sent inequalities in the force of the wind and In
strength of construction. Possibly the particu
lar angie at which the gale strikes a building
has something to do with the result. Still, the
eccentricities of a tornado are not altogether
explicable. Of these the most mysterious is the
predestination which pick? out a single row of
towns as the path of the destroyer, while thou
sands of other? which are exposed to the same
g^noral Ts.-eather conditions escape entirely.
Edison has made but one speech in his life; It -rras
not a brilliant one. He had agreed to lecture on
electricity before a girls' seminary, and had en
gaged a friend named Adams to -work the apparatus
while he talked. But when the inventor arose to
address his audience he felt so dazed that he simply
said: '"Ladles: Mr. Adams will r.o-w address you on
electricity and I -will demonstrate what he has to
fay with the apparatus."
"H"hat is this wail of woe we hear—
This cry of anguish sore
That rer.ds the morning: atmosphere
V\'ithout our cottage door?
Is it some semi In agony.
Some one in mighty grief?
Ah, listen! Let us go and !=»<♦
if v.* can give relief.
But, hold— there Is no one in sight.
And yet that doleful cry
<""offie! keenln? with Intcnnrnf might.
And ending with a sigh.
Ts it some banshee. wild and weird.
That seeks its haunts by day?
Is it some wraith that should be feared
Which harrows us this way?
Vow nearer comes th* shrilling: wail.
And louder grows the sound.
Small wonder cheeks are growing pale
And hearts begin to bound.
Ha comes' Just at the corner there!
Quick! In. before he sees!
It is the wretch who solus th* air
■with yells of
—(Chicago Tribune.
A negro preacher down South has discovered the
real cause of the recent volcanic disaster*. He
says: "De earf, my friend?, resolves on axels, as
we all know. Somefin* is needed to keep th* axels
greased; so when de earf was male, petrolyum was
put Inside for flat purpose. De Standard Oil
Comp'ny comes along an" strax dat petrolyum by
borln' holes in d* earf. De earf ptix on its axel 3
an" won't go round no more, den dere is a hot box.
just as «>f de earf wuz a big railway train— d«n.
my Qrten", dere is trouble."
As there seems no prospect cf shutting out the
Chicago microbe from our water supply we might
as well try to make the best of him. His utili
tarian value is not yet established, but as a sport
ing proposition he already affords §ome oppor
tunities. The official speed schedule for Chicago
microbes to this point ba.=- been established It is
ten days, six hours and three minutes. This record,
we believe, was made by bacillus prodigiosus some
months ago and has not as yet been broken. How
ever, no thoroughbred racing bag has yet entered
the lists, and we may expect better time than that
when the bacteriologists shall have had time to
breed some speedy germs A new field is here
opened for eavans. They can maintain a stud of
bacteria and inbreed the swifter ones until some
real racers are developed. These products can be
sold to Chicago and St. Louts •"sports" and raced
all the y*?ar 'round from Chicago to the Chain of
Rocks Of course, the microbe race will lack some
of the exciting features of the horse race, but
then there will be no jockeying, «nd the best bus:
will win. Training quarters can be established in
convenient show windows, where the sporting
public may go and study up on th© "form" of
favorites. Tn the sporting columns of the papers
we shall see along with news from Kinloch Park
or Newport form charts of our pet bugs. Such
notes as •"Bacillus Anthracls badly sprained his
tail in a trial spin yesterday morning, and may
be scratched." or "Spirillum Obermei<»ri is entered
for the Coccus Derby" will excite no extraordinary
attention. The microbe race is bound to be a great
feature of the World* Fair. — (St. Louis Globe-
E. F. Broad, who won the Stock Exchange "walk
that gave London something of interest and no
great Importance to talk about the other wee's,
had never walked fifty miles before at a stretch.
When he neared the winning post a zealous police
man took him by the shoulder and shoved him
back into the crowd with the injunction to make
way for the winner. But bis worst mischance befell
the day afterward, when a report had gained cur
rency that he. with several of his competitors, had
succumbed to hi 3 exertions. His baggage hap
pened to have been sent to the wrong hotel. After
a good sleep he took* at the conclusion of the race,
a nap of something Ilka a day and a half, he set
out In search of his baggage, and found he would
have to be Identified. "Oh, no," said the hotel
people, "you can't be Mr. Broad. He's dead. We
have it on the best authority."
A clergyman was once staying at th* house of an
English workingm&n. He happened to see an
Image of the Virgin Mary standing over the mantel
piece, which struck him a. c incongruous. By way
of making talk, he asked how It (tot there. "Well,
you cc«. sir. It cum about this way." replied his
host. "I was martin' o' two sisters — and
Maria— an' I wusn't mat sartln which I was to
\:.v. One day, as I wor starin* Into a shop winder,
I saw that "era statoot. with 'Aye Maria' under
neath It. .Jhat came right 'one to me. so I mcd
up ms mind right oft to "ay« Maria; an" we was
spliced. She bin a reel Ru>ie wife to me. an' bo I
bousrht the image to k»ep it In mind."— (The Wes
leyen. Halifax, N. 8.
A story' has reached The State Department at
Washington of a novel use to which a life Insur
ance policy was recently put by an Amei...n trav
elling In Russia, Th« citizen in question had neg
lected to provide himself with a passport, and when
he arrived at the borders of the Czar's domains
ho was held up by an official with a demand for
Mb passport. For an Instant the American was
stumped, but he quickly rose to the emergency.
Diving into his Inside pocket hf pulled out his life
Insurance policy and hano>il it to the Russian.
The latter gravely looked life paper over, carefully
scrutinizing the Imposing looking seal and the ar
ray of signatures. With a satisfied air he handed
back the paper and the American passed on.
Too Limited.— "You must do more walking."
"But. doctor. I already have an automoblK"
"Well, set not "—(1.1
A bout Veo&le and Social Incidents.
Washington, May 27 (SpeclaD-Mrs. Roosevelt
will leave Washington to-morrow afternoon to
visit her sons at Groton. She will be accompa
nied by her sister-in-law. Mrs. Coulee.
Miss IlOO«*r*M will leave the city on Friday m
Albany, M stay until tho middle of M***
Sh^ trill be one of the bridesmaid* at tn« wea
dins next Ta««aay of h-r wh^olsjlrl , fri™ i.^
Rath nuyn, mm* V**i M. Goodrich, of —*m
Washington. May T. ..Special. -Th- ti*ctoi*ry *
th- Treasury l«av«< Washington t^n^-rrow mofn
l".g for the W«t, and after remalnins *«**'*
in CUOMO will meet the ****?* a Co onc.l
Bluff-, low*, on Jun« I It I* probable that th?
Secretary will remain In lowa until *« 1?. when
hts d»»fht«r will be graduated.
PI .a AkhaVaJ. the Minister from Slam, who went
to Norfolk, Va.. two weeks ago. accompanied by
his staff, has Fleeted Cape Ann. Ma*«.. for hi*
summer h«n4quarter*. ** win go there next Tues
Washington, May 27 Special. -Senator Quay and
his family are doling th«lr Washington house,
and will leave the city td-racrro-R- for their n&me
in Pennsylvania.
The marriage of Miss Louise Lleber to Augustus
N. Lawrence, Jr. oi York, took place at I
o'clock this afternoon at th* home or General and
Mrs. O. Norman Lleber. parents or tne trld*. Only
relative* of the couple were present at the c*re
mony but hundreds of guest*. Including ■ number
of out of town friends, attended th* reception,
which began at 8:30 o'clock. The bride, wearing
white, was escorted to the drawing room by her
father, preceded t>7 her sifter. Miss Amy Lietxrr. as
maid of honor, and by the Misses Lawrence, »Utera
of the bridegroom. Philip Gardiner was the best
man. There were no ushers, but a number of the
bridegroom's friends and fellow members of Troop
A of New-York, attended the reception. Mr. Law
rence and his bride "ill go to Flushing. Long Isl
and, for a short visit, and then proceed to San
Francisco, where Mr. Lawrence will rcfrea'-nt a
>- t» Vr.rk corporation for th^ next ye»r.
It Is to-morrow that the Ladles' Kennel Associa
tion of America opens Its show at the Meadows.
Mrs. James L.. Kern6chan's pla-:e, at Hempstead.
Lon? Island. More than a thousand entries have
already been made, and tho success of fkm exhibi
tion, both from a sp^rtln? mM social point of view;
i? practically assured.
William C. Whitney and hi.-- daughter. Miss
Dorothy Whitney, with Miss Adelaide Randolph,
leave their country seat at Wrstbury. Long Island,
for their place at Sheepshead Bay, where they will
remain until the end of the' racing season. They
will spend the greater part of the summer at Bar
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Phelps Stokes have left town
for their place at Greenwich, where they will spend
the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Sturvesant Fish will close their
house, in East Seventy-eishth-st.. on Saturday, and
will leave town for their country place, at Garri
son-on-the-Hudson. where they wit remain until
they go to Newport In July.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rockefeller have left town
for their country place at Ardsley-on-the-Hudson
for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. TViUiam Jay Schiefrelin are at OMlr
countr;- place a". 3carborough-on-th«-Hudson.
where thej- will remain until the end of next
monta, when they go to Bar Harbor fir the re
mainder of the eummsr.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Ade«» have opened their
country place at West Chester, near the Country
James H. Hyde took a party of friends to Ardaley
yesterday on the Pioneer, the guests Including
Mrs. George J. Gould. Alfred C. Vanderbllt was
whip. H. G. 3lcVickar has secured the Pioneer
for to-morrow, Seymour Cromwell tor Saturday.
an! Worthlngton WhitehaiiSd for next Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bradhurst Osgood Field
leave town next week for Elm Court, at Lenox, the
country place of Mrs. Field's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Douglas Sloane, which they will oc
cupy until the lattai s return from Alx-les-Eains
and Paris.
Mrs. William F. Douglas, who has been very
111 with appendicitis, is now on the road to re
covery, as is also Mrs. Wilbur Bloodgood, who
sustained injuries while driving In Centra] Park
the other day.
Mi 3. Theodore Roosevelt will pass through New-
York to-day on her way to Groton M end the
annual prize day exercises to-morrow. A large
number of the fashionable set from here, who, like
herself, have sons at school there, will l!kewi?<> be
pre?»nt at the ceremonies.
Miss Leary has recalled the Invitations for the
dinner which she •was to give to-night at her house
In Fifth-aye. In honor of Countess Albert Delia
Gherardesca. The latter has been summoned to
Florence owing to the serious Illness of her mother.
Mrs. Joseph Fisher, and sailed on Tuesday. Th«
countess's son. Count Giuseppe Delia Gherardesca.
and his bride, who was Miss Harriet Taylor, of
New-York, and whom h a married last wMk, sail
for Italy on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Payee Whitney bare left town and
have taken possession of Henry White's villa, at
Newport, which they have leased for the- summer.
The Secretary of State and Mr«. Hay are to a nd
feme weeks with them at Newport.
Mrs. George L. R!ve3 and her daughter, and Mr.
and Mrs. H. Mortimer Brooks have likewise left
town and gone to Newport for the «eason.
Miai Ruth Pruyn. daughter of Mr. and Mrs Rob
ert P. Pruyn. of Albany, who It to be married to
David M. Goodrich, of Bo3tcn. at St. Peter's Church.
Albany, on Tuesday, will have as her bridesmaids
Miss Alice Roosevelt. Miss Natalie Henderson. Miss
Mary Bowditch and Miss Jessie Mann, of Troy,
while Mrs. George Bird's daughter, Miss Betti"
Metcalfe, whOM engagement to Robert D. Pru:
has Just been announced, will be the maid of honor.
Joseph H. Choate. Jr.. whose marriage to Mi?s
Cora Oliver, daughter of General and Mrs. Robert
Shaw Oliver, takes place at Albany r,^ June •>.
gives his farewell bachelor dinner in this ciry
on June 3. Th» party will comprise George B.
d» Gersdorff, who is to bo his best man; Bayard
Cutting. Frnniis Kinnicutt. R. Monroe Ferguson.
Malcolm Donald, N. Penrosa Hallowell. J. Palmer
Welch. Frederick Swift. William Woodward. E!!c>t
Tuckerman and Harry Bowdtteh. Th" bridesmaids
will be Miss Mary Bowditch. Miss Mabel Choate
and Miss Elizabeth and Miss Marion Oliver. The
father of the bridegroom, who It l.'nited States
Ambassador to the Court of St. James, sailed for
New-York yesterday to attend the wedding. Ut
will be In this country for a few days only. The
newly married couple will spend the greater por
tion of 'their honeymoon in Europe, sailing on
June 13. On their return to the United States in
the fall they win make their home at No. US Ea^t
Mr. an-i Mr?. B. Ayroar Sands and Miss Sands
close their house In West Forty-eighth-st. for the
season next week, and open S»rv»harp. their <-oun
try place at Southampton.
Miss Delia Gurnee l»avea h«r« for Bar TI%rN-r
next week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. "Wilson, Jr.. have arranged to
or^n their house at Bar Harbor. Me., on June 2"X
M!?s Virginia S. Osborn. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. Falrfleld Osborn. Is visiting friends in
Massachusetts, and will return to Gaxrlsons-on-the-
Hudson the middle or .Tun*.
London. May -7.—7 .— A crowd of friends assembled
at Waterloo Railroad Station here to-day to bid
farewell to Ambassador Choate, who Is making
& flying trip to America, Mr. McCormlck. the
American Ambassador to Russia, and hit niece.
Ambassador to Germany, «nd her two daughter*.
and Senator Scott are passeng-rs with Mr. Choate
M!es Patterson. Mrs Ta?.*r. *If> of tfcs American
On th* Xcwoprlnz Wilh»lm. wnich saii-4 from
Southampton shortly aftir noon to-iay.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell Holds the Majestic
to Wait Her Pleasure.
Mrs. C4»pb*ll cannot uialte h«r eacap- from th*
••ouutry without a farewell notlc«. And thi3 tlaw
eht <JM p.-'t. r^u'.re th ■ *ervicea of PlaJc»7-Pankr> •
Poo t>r oi ToiJn Worm to secure 1~ She did It a!?
h* r ««{f. g;y" r.as booked to •til en the Majestic
yesterday, and alt^r gTir.g a'ooar'l aad Isspectlrsir
ft'r #tat»roorn. siie Tr<?nf out to t2i» fiead at? Om
ga&firay to say goodby to her frltadj. Wtea «a!l
ing tim« came on« gangway was removed, and tin
d-vk hard* »tarti»<i t^> r»nov» th* other. But Mr*.
CAffiptcll Mock*:! th* way. "Th«r« is a niaa on
th« dock with a Wt«r Cot m»" she shouts "Th!^
boat cannot £-"> till I g»r my latter!"
After she had n«r leifer. eh-» consented to mttp
asid*. but only f> tak-» h«r posf on a co;l cr rope
tftat wan Indispensable b«fbr« th* boat ewdd si:?
Tier mooring* She stood on it t;U sh« ha/l inspected
th* letter, and finished a conversation with a
friend on th &or'x. Tn»n fhe stepped down, ■ a/1
th« Majestic failed. lemt p<»opS« call that tn*. J^y
cf livlns:.
Ml«« Ver» »3» >-*•. an actress, "xho wrof*
"Devil's Island" and othsr melodrama*. hi which
•he also plays tiid leading parts. sa7» she has re
turned from a trip around the world la search, of
thrill:;-? adventures f^>r further dramatic -■-"erta-
Th* first ttrUßng *tfv«atar« sh* r«card3 was *
4eveateen-da7 poker ganr.e on "hi* ■team- fror^
San Franci3co M Canton Sn» »ay» sft* lost CM
In thia Sim" • -• Wu-Tir.g-far.jr- wftora she de3crt>n
%* "• Wand poker player.' She ta goteg to put
this ftptaod* In a pi ay. S^<? »l8"> »a». *&c declare*,
a Chinaman h*n his head cut ofT "ma i.zty
yard" and vt?::ed th? nmntfag garden" ta Bom
bay . where the bodies* r>r plague victims ar» «1»
stroyri She only MCurad admittance cere. M mom
affirms, by flirting with or.a cf the guards MEM
Klm-Si. She will dramatize this incident. In Chlra
en« tras the objir: of a rich native 3 adoration; ta
Met, h.% offered her n.O^/A) to be^ra* hi 3 *rt>
She however. pr«ferr»<l to writ* trmodramas. Sotn«
women ar» nard to suit.
Another threat for next season U cow ma<s» If
SUM Dt'.tm d<s XTolf#, I»t« ibO* girl for itr».
Oabom and Ophelia for the Ta.-!yl!k« Mr. P^-«e!:.
She threatens to appear or Broadwa., n»xt sail la
Rostand - "L« Prlnccs3 Lointaine."
Two new songs har- '"' Interpolated bi " Tll#
Buna- •
Governor O4*U asd a. party attended "The Sultaa
of Sulu- EM* night. Alfred G. Wat Hall. the com
poser of the music. *riil sail Saturday for Zcrope
to study. V- is oa!y twenty-three years old. asd
the success of "Tii* Snltan of Su'u" fca3 giver, hira
tlie opportune;-- he d^sire'l.
Miss '1a;,,.. Gray v.a= called <rtl suddenly last
n'.g'nt 10 plar the part cf Aur.t Jane In "The Ear!
of Pawtucket.- She bravely en<!earvore<i to ma««
tip in ton* what eiie lacked In stature.
Fbt tei-E'-safsi to 13. Z. riu:ar.NE.J
Sar»tc^a. "Mar 27.— At BethesJa Episcopal Church
to-night M:-- Lillian Williana Blxby. niece '-- Mr.
end Mrs. William Hay Botkss. of this place, was
married to Der^y Farrin^ton. o* Lowell, llass.
Annapolis, Mi '-•'-- .- T. (Special).— Tha most brill
iant naval wedding occurring in Annapoli3 this
spring took place la St. Anne's Protestant Epis
copal Church ac noon to-<iay. when 3XL*a Sida«~
Patterson Ssumdera. daughter of General Joh^ S.
Saunuers, AAJotant General of Maryland, becam*
tha w'fa of Er.sisa Walter Xewhail Verr.ou. U. !?.
N., sou of Major Charles Alexander Vemou, TT-
S. A., retired. The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Joseph P. licCoraas. rector of St. Anne's,
and the bride was given away by he..- father. . Th*»
matron of honor v.-as ITrs. Bollard, wire of Lieu ■
tenant V,". H. ■• Builard. cf the Naval Academy.
a sister -if the tride. The best man was Lieu
tenar.c Commander John Quinby. executive <«Seer
of th« battleship Texas.
Newport. R. I . ilay T. — Miss Mam A. Greaves-??
has gene to Philadelphia fcr a short visi:.
Lj-man C. Josephs and family ; -"« at tie* v!2a
a Easron's Point.
Rear Commodore Charles L. F. Robinson's n«w
steam yacht Themis has arrived ters IMB •■■
Mr. and lte». Charles 11. Butt or New- York. «■
arrive at ihexr ectiase here to-morrow.
William Hude Nfefiloa and the children of Mr.
and Mrs John R. Drexe] arrive this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. D: bb are abroad and. will come M
Newport soeis time in June. , _ j
Mr and Mrs. Walter 5. Andrews arrived this
afternoon ar;" are at Sunset Lawn.
The arrivals from New-York this '■ anrag were
Mrs. Hamilton Fish WebsrTer 3*r» H. B. *«*£*-
James A Renwick. Roger Wsrmcr-. H-nry Bed
lotr and Gc?rg9 I. Scotr.
Lenox, Mass.. May 27.— Mr. and Mrs. WTC!!am B.
Osgcod Field, of New-York, have opened Elm
Court, tha country place or William I>. Sloaae, Mr*
Field's father.
Mrs. Richard Starr Dara. of New- York. la now at
Birehwocd Terrace, tr. tha PUtsSeld Road.
Mrs. Robert Winthrop and Miss Maria ?•.-! = ■^.r^^
cf Ne-?r-Yor'K. hay« arrived at their country piac*.
Augustus L^k-.:. th» sculptor, has taken •
place In Stocibridge.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sk-ar.e and M!s3 Evelyn Qosaa
arrival this ev?r.lns at Wynilhurai. their country
Pi. V,":: Ar-r:tr ? ot New-Yor'<. w4.!!w 4 .!! arrfTs
to-morrow at the Tanr.er cottage- _ _
Mr and Mrs. F. S. 8ar.53 and Mr. and Mrs. H. CV
Brown, of New-York, are at the Ked Lion Inn at
Stockbridg? this evening.
Dr Chari«3 Mrßurcer. of New-York. Is stoc!si=ff
the streams and ponds of his country- piaca M
Stockcridss with brook trout.
Mr. and Mis. Charles E. Quaclcenbuah. c* New-
Tork. will arrive fcp-morrcrw and open their est&ta
"The 'Fit'sS? : d Country Club anil tha Lake Mas
toenac Boating Club will ocen their ..nouses
Memorial Day.
President —m of the Board of Aldermen U»
goins to Co ' thing not heretofore undertaken or
any o? hi 3 predecessors. He will gtve a dinner at
the Hotel Marlborousa en June - •■ all •*■ n:em
rer«» of the Board of Aldermen, the five borougis
presidents, who are sal ssVesa ■MB&an -' th*
board- Mayor Low, and the members of the Board
of Estimate, o* which President Force* Is •>
menibsr. .
The Austrian Society of this ■-• and '-« Hua
£*rta:i K-?ii^f Society gave a dinner at th« Hotel
Manhattan last night for Thomas de Dessetc-fTy. tho
Consul Genora! of the Austro-Hnnsarian Empire »■-.
tnis city.
Corporation Counsel R£es yesterday appointed 1
Townsend Burden. Jr.. a deputy Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel, at a salary of $T .COO a year. Mr.
Burden is a son of I. Tow. Burden.
Some of those who will *all to-iay for mouta.
CTiTbo'irg and Hamburj on the ?teamsr 3IOEIMV
M- ami Mr». F. J. Llsrnan I Air. and Mrs. James H. Pot*
Sir. ar.i Mr*. TT*B2asun 3 ilr. *x.£ ilr*. I. Stsfeasa
M raa ; Ruixns.
Mr. and Mr» 3. McCTure. I Mr. and Mr». Itotirto*
Mr aad Mrs. t-U'l-wig Nis-' VTonnKr.
am tails* G. R. 'TC'ornuer.
lira. Trmum Emerr-
On ihs Oceanic, which arrived rare- yest*rt*y
from Liverrool. were;
Frofess^r J 31 B*ld^in. ;Mls» E. Kemschan.
Ciecrs* S. Bo<vdoin. lArttar J. L-i— b.
Mr. and Mrs. ?. !R. Call*.- Hr. arivi Mrs. U J. Rtc»«>
-. i\ io: '
t>r ar Jlr». Al«aa!?r ', Sir. and' Sirs Q« ii B. R!d-
Day. : dock.
Sir. ar.S Sirs. WU!!a:a A. !Slr.! Slr. and strs. Alaxisdsr
Harar-1 ml fitnity. ' Rub*!.
Mr. »n<l Mr« Arthur H. , Hairy Yon TUi«r.
H*ara I
Among those who sailed for Llverpc*! yesterday
on the steamer Mjjejti^ were:
Mr» Harry ■ Black. I \:«v»;V.»r Duncan.
Mr*, fatrtcl: CanipS*». Mr and Mrs. 11. C. >""••
Th« Riv. Hi:sh Chaptrjin. ' hart.
Sir JoMa < lark, Dart. Th*' Rev. r>aa S!»tterr.
UJv Clark. . WUBua Sloasa.
t,leutc»!vaiit Co!!!na. i Ml»» s:car«.
M!*s C. B- D«:aCaW :J T- Tutlow.
M!*i M X DeUfte'.t : The Rev. ■ -r^-"» ▼«» ■*•*"
Mr and Mrs. W. Britleri »e!aer
Duncan. [ tuf«n<» Van Rena*»lMr.
Atn--ig th» passengers * h>-» arrived on tb»
HohenzoUern frora Genoa. Naples and Git>r»!t!*r
yesterday were: \
Samu«l L. Crocier. :T>.« R*v S. U Fbw'»
Char>» M. Dickinson.! John F. Eyrn*.
Ur.lM.l States Ccswult Count Kr»nk*aat«ni.
O«ner*i at C<*c« marine; ,

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