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Employment Acncies 1 IS 4
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STNDAY. .TINE 7, 1903.
777 E VEWB THIS MORMXG.
FORElGN.— Reports of the Popes hea.t.i
were not reassuring, and though the Pontiff was
not considered to be In Immediate danger^ h
was steadily growing weaker. == Advices
from Bogrota say that either General Reyes or
General V« a Is likely to be chosen the next
Prudent of Colombia. ===== In accordance with
a HI MIC nt decree the Prussian authorities
are expelling: Mormon missionaries. — — — a
slight accident to the machinery of the "hue
Star Line steamer Cedric was repaired and she
left the Mersey for this port. = Much ill
feeling Is being shown in the German- political
campaign; an increase in the Socialist vote is
feared by the other parties. = The Chemical
Congress at Berlin adopted a resolution favor
lns an international agreement to prevent the use
of phosphorus In making matches. — — lne
British cruiser Berwick on her trial 'Attained
a speed of 34 6 knots.= A doctor In Berlin
while making; a bacteriological experiment- be
came inoculated with bubonic plague serum and
died. \
DOMESTIC.— Roosevelt instructed
Postmaster General Payne to go to the bottom
Of -very charge affecting his department; a spe
cial meeting of the Cabinet was held, at which
the postal scandals were the principal subject
of discussion. ===== Secretary Wilson said that
th«» sentiment for President Roosevelt in. the
West was overwhelming, many Democrats an
nouncing their intention to vote for him next
year. == Fifty people are believed to have
been drowned, several cotton mills washed away
and prreat damage to other property caused by
a cloudbuist in South Carolina. ===== Fires are
still raging in the North Woods and in New-
England, but are checked somewhat by the
lighter wind and damper atmosphere.
ClTY.— Stocks were irregular, closing heavy.
■ Eight thousand persons, impatient at de
lay caused by accidents, swept away the ticket
boxes In ■ mad rush at the Manhattan end of
the Brooklyn Brides ===== Rain fell soon after
• o'clock, and the Weather Bureau predicted
showers for to-d».y: transatlantic liners were
fogbound off Bandy Hook. ===== Cheered by
thousands that lined the sidewalks, the firemen
paraded and were praised by the Mayor, who
reviewed them: medals were presented to the
men who had made the bravest rescues. =====
A Hebrew tailor died from starvation, having
sent all his money to his family in Russia for
their passage here. - „_, ._ August Belmont has
ordered improvements at many stations on the
elevated roads in Manhattan. == Mayor Low
named a committee to receive contributions for
sufferers from the floods. - William S. Ben
net and Julius G. Kremer were appointed mu
nicipal court judges by Mayor Low. == Police
Captain Michael Smith retired on a pension.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Phow.-rs. light to fr»>sh southeast winds. The
•temperature ye«rter«iay: Highest. 74 degrees.
lowest. 39.
We desire to remind our readers rcho are
about to leave the city that The Tribune trill
be sent by mail to any address iv this country
or abroad, and address changed as often as
desired. Subscriptions may be frirrn to your
regular dealer before leaving, or, if more con
venient, hand them in at The Tribune office.
Scr opposite page for tulrscription rates.
hA 1 V V.\Kl EXPERIMENTS.
It It not at all strange that people whose inter- '
*sts are affected by the present drouth in Canada, j
■nv-AsJJBsVi and the Middle Atlantic States j
should jump at any chance to secure relief.
Some of their projects are. however, unprom- ,
Iplnjr. Scientific men long ago became con- !
rlncpd that the occasional association be !
tween bombardment and rain after a heavy !
battle was purely accidental. They think that J
the precipitation would have come anyhow,
owing to other causes, and point to the fact {
that many encasements in which artillery was j
employed wore not attended with the same I
consequences. After testing the theories of !
General Dyrenforth ten years ago, the United j
States Weather Bureau reached the conclusion i
that explosions In the upper air had no effect j
whatever. Overlooking those experiments and .
conclusions, perhaps, one of The Tribune's con- i
temporaries in this city promoted ■ similar j
venture in IMQI but with absolutely no success. ;
A lot of vine growers in Southern Europe are
resorting to practically the same means to
break up hailstorms. Possibly they, too, will j
in time conclude that their pror«*dure is fool- j
ish. At any rate, it is hardly logical to resort .
to bombardment both to Induce and to stave |
off precipitation.
A partial but convincing explanation of the i
present drouth is furnished by the daily |
weather maps. Any one who possesses the !
most o-!<?ment;iry knowledge of meteorology Is j
aware that rain and snow occur in this coun- I
try only In conne:tion with the great baro
metric depressions, which move In a generally
. eastward direction across the continent. The '
Hr« in which most precipitation is observed l
If« not at the centre, but in advance of It. say |
from two hundred to five hundred miles. The j
grert majority of these depressions, when they !
fvmc: as far vest as the Mississippi Valley, fol- j
low the Great T-akes and St Lawrence Valley j
to the Atlantic. Since the middle of April, '
however, all storms which have entered the
(•ounrry have departed from that rule. Either
they would move out to the southward— ,
haps entering the Gulf of Mexico— or they j
would die out. In the letter case precipitation I
would cease. with the rising of the barometer j
at the centre of the "low." To all appear- j
ances this abnormal behavior was due to the
singular obstinacy of areas of high barometer :
which lingered over the lakes and blocked the
path of the storEis.
Now,, eccentricities of that sort are com- I
pensated by eccentricities of another kind in
another part of the country or the hemisphere.
While their easaw is not fully understood, most
saatsnval worthy of the name believe that
both -highs" and *'lows" arc ■ product of the
great currents which, flow between equatorial
and polar regions, and hence the general cir
culation of the atmosphere. Sooner or later
nature herself, in some mysterious way, effects
a readjustment in the distribution of pressure,
as i: appears on the weather naps. It may
be MMrtßd with perfect confidence, therefore,
that such ■ change will occur in the route of
rainstorms between the Mississippi and the At
lnr.tic. though one cannot predict the exact
time. Anybody can see. however, that the
forces involved operate on a colossal scale.
Tossibly half of the globe will be affected in
one way nr another when a new chapter of
meteorological history .pens. To hope to has
ten that transition by any DMUM within the
nower of man is the height of foil". One might
•with equal sanity expect to bale out me ocean
with a thimble, or obliterate Tike's Teak with
a firecracker!
PUBLICITY SEEDED.
The replies of ex-Postmaster General Smith.
Mr. Terry S. Heath and some others to the sen
sational charges of Seymour W. Tulloch re
specting .abuses in the Postofflcc Department
have been promptly published. The report of
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow
on the same charges, which is understood In
many respects to sustain them, has not yet
been made public, for the reason, it is said, that
Postmaster General Payne desired to make fur
ther investigation . along the lines which it
traversed. It is evident, however, that what
will appear to the public as impartial treatment
of the Tulloch charges is just at present more
important than any statement to show that the
abuses of which Mr. Tulloch speaks have been
corrected, proper as that statement may be in
itself We are persuaded that when the Presi
dent and the Postmaster General review the
situation they will be convinced of the necessity
of jrlvlug Mr. Bristol's report the same prompt
publication which has been given to the replies
of Mr. Smith and Mr. Heath.
The interest of the administration requires
not merely the thorough and impartial investi
gation of the postofflce scandals, but the avoid
ance of even unreasonable suspicion of favorit
ism or suppression. The Tulloch charges have
made a deep impression on the public mind,
and. however good the reasons may have been
for withholding up to the present time Mr. Bris
tow's letter, It will be Impossible to avoid wide
spread criticism of the thoroughness of the in
vestigation If papers which are believed to sus
tam those charges are longer kept from public
view when various answers tending to discredit
them have speedily been made known.
A strange rumor comes from the West to the
effect that Mr. Perry S. Heath is finding this a
convenient time for a long trip to China. If this
is true he really cannot realize how important
a factor he is in the present investigation and
how imperative is his duty to remain and aid
in it. His knowledge of the affairs of the de
partment Is' extensive, and he is likely to be
needed for the elucidation of many transactions
which are being brought within the widening
scope of the inquiry. The government ought
surely to Insist on all the help he can give, and
ought to have him constantly at hand. No
doubt the officials are doing their best to get at
the bottom of the scandals, but any error of
judgment which led to the suppression of Mr.
Bristow's report or permitted the absence of Mr.
Heath would make it difficult to convince
sceptics of the sincerity of the investigation.
WOOD AXD RUXCIE OXCE MORE.
The old charge that General Leonard Wood
was a partner in the Runcie attack on General
John R. Brooke in "The North American Re
view" has appeared in a new form. Some
weeks ago "The New-York Evening Tost"
brought it forward, alleging that General Wood
had revised the manuscript with his own hand
before publication. When called upon by The
Tribune to prove or to retract a statement re
flecting so seriously on the character of a high
officer in the army. "The Evening Tost" con
fessed that it had no proofs and honorably made
suitable apology. Now comes "The New-York
Sun." wliich while noting that "The Even-
ing Post" was mistaken in detail as to the evi
dence of General Wood's participation in the
attack on General Brooke, repeats the substance
of the charge on the alleged authority of Major
Runcie himself. "The Sun" says:
The substance of statements which we have
reason to believe have been made by Major
Runcie to various persons at different times,
all of them earlier in date than the so-called
"withdrawal of the charge" by "The Evening
Post" last month, is that he, Major Runcie,
then General Wood's closest friend and unoffi
cial counsellor and legal steerer at Santiago,
prepared the article attacking General Brooke
at General Wood's request; that Wood had told
Runcie It was highly desirable to get Brooke
out of the island as soon as possible; that
Runcie, likewise in good faith believing that
Brooke ought to be ousted, wrote the attack
at the special suggestion of Wood and intrusted
the manuscript to a person whom Runcie had
never seeii before and never saw thereafter,
this person being at that time and for that
purpose brought to him and introduced by
Wood; that Runcie's understanding was that
his name was not to appear in connection with
the matter he had prepared at Wood's request;
that when the article was published with his
name and General Brooke indignantly demand
ed that Runcie be court martialled, the de
mand was, by President McKiniey's direction,
referred to Wood at Havana, who reported back
to Washington that his understanding was
that while Runcie had written the attack, the
author had not intended it to be published as
an article, but had given It to a friend of his
(Runcle'e) to be used as the basis of editorial
comment in some newspaper; and that this at
tempted evasion by Wood of his own initial
responsibility for the article in "The North
American Review" was a shock to Runcie, a
practical betrayal of him by a friend whom he
had trusted implicitly, and the occasion of the
break In the close relations previously existing
between them.
Such Is the origin of the charge of which The
Tribune says that if It is true General Leonard
Wood ought to be court martialled. We agree
with our neighbor In that respect-
We add our equally emphatic opinion that If
Mr. Runcie has been libelling General Wood in
his repeated statements concerning that officer's
phare in the transaction, It is Runcie who should
be hunted down and severely punished. He is
within reach of military discipline, being a lieu
tenant on the retired list, and still governed by
the articles of war and the rules of the War
Department.
The situation seems to us to be perfectly sim
ple. It Is a question either of the full vindica
tion of Wood or of the deserved punishment of
Runcie, as the truth may require; and the of
ficial ascertainment of th*» truth Is the plain
road to even and impartial justice" as between
General "Wood and Major Runcie.
This is a most serious charge. It Is unques
tionably true that if General Wood participated
In the Runcie attack and then denied his share
In It he should be court martialled. If Major
Runcie has been bearing false witness against
General Wood he should be punished. If any
third party has been circulating injurious libels
about either he should be exposed. The truth
about this affair should be made known. "The
Sun" stand* to-day as the responsible author of
the charge that Major Runcie accuses Genera]
Wood of complicity In his offence, and Eta mani
fest duty Is to publish evidence to support that
statement or withdraw it. When. and wbere
and to -whom Las Major Runcie said any such
thing? Who was tLis person Introduced by
General Wood to Major Runcie as the proper
recipient of hit. manuscript? Somebody knows,
or thinks he knowb, or has invented a most cir
cumstantial story. In their turn it may become
the duty of General Wood and of Major Runcie
to deal with It. First, however, It is proper to
follow the story as it is published to its origin,
that the two persons, the honor of one of whom
is accused by it. may know whom and what
they have to meet.
.Let the accusers be dragged into the open
aud made to stop stabbing in the dark. It is
not inereljr a Question of "tiie full vindication
BIJSW-YOKK !>A!LV TKIBUXK. SUNDAY. JTTyT: 7. 1903.
-of Wood, or of the deserved punishment of
"ltnncio " There is a third possibility. It 1% a
question of the vindication of Wood, or the pun
ishment of Ruacie. or the exposure of the per-
MOS who may have been libelling both, declar
ing thnt Wood did tilings which he did not do
aud quoting Runcie as saying things that he
never said. "The Sun" to-day stands sponsor
for these third parties. Who are they? What
hJve they to say openly in support of their
anonymous gossip?
THE AVERAGE PRICES OF MILK.
A movement of considerable proportions and
importance has been set on foot in various
parts of the country to secure to farmers a
more reasonable percentage of the prices paid
for milk by consumers than they have been in
the habit of getting. The keepers of cows in
too many Instances are as unfortunate as fish
ermen.
The men who catch mackerel and bluefish
aud other creatures of the sea usually pocket
scanty returns, while the consumer pays hand
somely for what he buys. So of milk. The
avera.L.: farmer rarely becomes rich from what
he takes in, but the consumer does not escape
lightly. Possibly there are too many middle
men.
"Q."
"The Adventures of Harry Revel," the novel
which we begin to publish as a serial on an
other page to-. I .ay, is the work of a writer who
occupies a place apart in contemporary letters.
Mr. A. T. Quiller-Couch, or "Q," as he always
calls himself upon his title pages, belongs to
the school of .the late Robert Louis Stevenson,
if he belongs to any school at all; but, as a
matter of fact, his note is distinctly his own.
It is a note of gallant romance, of high hearted
adventure, and it is very appealing. Mr. Quiller-
Couch is a devoted Cornishman, and hia own
part of the coast, with its picturesque scenes
and figures, has again and again been intro
duced into his stories. But this author has
never allowed himself to be dominated by a
passion for "local color," one of the most dan
gerous temptations of the modern novelist. On
the contrary, while he has brought tha atmos
phere of his delectable duchy into his pages
with special enthusiasm, he has long since
proved himself capable of placing any scene
vividly upon paper, and all his numerous books
Lave vitality. The action in "The Adventures
of Harry Revel," which begins within the peace
ful walls of a home for foundlings at Plymouth,
passes in due course to the bloodstained streets
of Ciudad Rodrlgo. Everywhere it is as natural
as it is thrilling.
Tills story has revived once more a point
which has been much in discussion where "Q**
has bee-n concerned. Some of his critics stoutly
maintain that his province iies exclusively In
the short tale. They may admire the fruits of
some of his more ambitious flights, such aa
"I>ead Man's Rock," "The Blue Pavilions," and
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town," but
they are prompt in Indicating that each one of
these volumes owe« a great deal to the episodi
cal treatment which the author gives to his
material. Hitherto we have been inclined to
agree with these critics, though with the quali
fying reflection that the nooks in question are
so good that it does not matter whether they
are sound in form or not. But, while we have
felt that "Q" was at his artistic best in such
short stories as he has gathered together In
"The Laird's Luck," "The White Wolf," "Old
Fires find Profitable Ghosts," "Noughts and
Crosses" and half a dozen other collections, we
are now able to hail a long story of his with no
less cordiality than we have felt toward the
short ones aforesaid. "The Adventures of
Harry Revel," packed with incident as It Is, re
mains at the same time a thoroughly well con
structed romance. It illustrates "QV imagina
tion in Its liveliest estate, and it shows him also
as the skilful craftsman, handling a compli
cated narrative with simplicity and ease and
setting it forth in a good English style. It is.
In short, the most mature work of a distin
guished writer which The Tribune offers to its
readers.
FRAXCE AND THE CONCORDAT.
The conflict between church and state In
France continues, and increases in intensity,
and talk of the abrogation of the Concordat is
heard more and more. A vast anti-clerical
campaign is being waged all over the country,
r.o fewer than a hundred mass meetings hav
ing been held in a single day. Every conceiv
able argument is being brought to bear against
the Roman Church. The Dreyfus case, the
ghosts of Legltiniism and Imperialism, and
the resistance of some religious congregations,
or their partisans, to the law are all being
worked for all they aro worth." Beyond doubt
the conduct of many of the Roman prelates
is adding fuel to the anti-clerical flame. They
have been making strong demonstrations
against the law and the policy of the govern
ment. That, declare their opponents, is a vio
lation of the spirit, if not the letter, of the
Concordat, and they recall the Prime Minis
ter's recent declaration that ths Concordat can
be maintained only so long as its provisions
are loyally observed by the church. If the
bishops are now violating the Concordat in
spirit, men say, it is time for the government
to abrogate it in letter.
This is all very well in theory. The idea of
•'a Free Church in a Free State" is as inspiring
now as it was in the days of Cavour. Doubt-
Uss It is the logical thing. Doubtless, too, the
French Government has the power to effect
it. But whether, with all Its threatening of it,
it has the will to do so is another question.
For it is obvious that abolition of the Concor
dat would be a two-edged sword, cutting both
ways. It would free the state from obliga
tions to the church, and it would free th
church from obligations to the state. Tbe
state would no longer pay subsidies to the
church, and it would also no longer have the
supervision and control over the church that
it now enjoys. The church would be cast
adrift, but it would also be set free. The clergy
could then conduct all the anti-republican cam
paigns they pleased, or If the government
strove to check them it would subject itself
to th' 1 reproach of religions persecution.
Such rre the considerations which are likely
to cause the French Government to think twice
and then go slowly in the matter of abrogating
the Concordat So long as that instrument
exists, the government Lns the right to exert
a certain control over the church, and the
power of ascertaining what the church Is
doing in certain respects. It will not hastily
surrender that advantage. The .connection
between chorea and state may be objection
able in some respects, but there Is no assurance
to the state that entire separation would not
in the enrcum stances which now prevail in
Franc«, be even worse, so vexing la the prob
lem of changing an established order, whether
it be for good or for evil.
The President found In travel relief from the
routine labor of the White House. Now, In dis
posing of accumulated arrears of work, he will
find relief from tho fatigue of travel.
When one reads the story of that runaway
trolley car on f 'range Mountain he cannot help
asking how recently the brake mechanism of
the car had been inspected, by whom it was
done, how thorough the examination was, and.
If any weakness waa detected, whether a report
was made. Somebody ought to have discovered
the trouble before an unfortunate chance ex
posed It
A woman acquitted of murder entertained by
the Jury wjilch set her free was the unusual
spectacle witnessed yesterday at Rochester. No
doobt the Jury was glad to find that the woman
was not guilty, and no doubt the accused woman
was overjoyed at the outcome of the trial, but
the demonAration was uncalled for and undig
nified.
The extermination of poison bearing Insects Is
a duty of the hour. We need a new Peter the
Hermit for our modern crusade. The rescue of
Palestine from the Saracens In the time of
Saladln was a fantastic enterprise. Nothing of
substantial value was gained by the crusades of
the mediaeval centuries. But wars against
misery caused by diseases which can be over
come when the doctoia have a free field for
their beneficent labors are sound and whole
some. iA-merican physicians In the West Indies
and in the Ea.«t have battled valiantly against
excessive death rates and have achieved credit
able results. These victories of peace are fruit
ful and acceptable, and they last.
Whatever the United Kingdom may think of
Mr. Chamberlain's tariff, plan, there is no doubt
as to what the chief British colonies think of It.
If their suffrages were to decide the matter. It
would be adopted all but unanimously.
When the impartial historian writes the grew
some story of Kishineff he should not forget
the little incident which took place in the crowd
ed East Side district of this city yesterday. A
poor man was hoarding: his scanty earnings In
order to be able to send for his wife and chil
dren, who are In Kishineff. He denied himself,
the necessities of life, and died of starvation,
with the necessary immigration fund nearly
complete. It was one of the many Kishineff
shadows which have fallen In the metropolis.
Hypnotism as a substitute for anaesthetics in
surgery Is said to have been tried for the first
time In England within the last few days. A
successful use of It was made In America years
ago. In rare instances, however, would It have
advantages superior to those possessed by ether,
chloroform or cocaine, while it is open to ob
jections peculiar to itself. It is hardly likely
to find favor with surgeons generally.
Two notable Tammany men came before tho
public as defendants In suits yesterday. "Big
Tim w Sullivan has been sued for $10,000 by v
man who sustained Injuries while decorating: a
music hall In which "Big Tim" Is Interested,
and "Battery r>an" Finn has been sued to re
vive an old Judgment. In the good old days of
Tammany the answer to similar actions was
the question. "What are you going to do about
It?"
The more thoroughly the official records in
this country are studied the deeper must be
the conviction that murder as one of the fine
arts, so aptly described by De Quincey, should
be ranked the safest amusement for persons
addicted to that sort of thing which can be
reckoned in the list of Indoor or outdoor sports
in America. How many persons are murdered!
How few murderers are punished! And how
few detectives find out arythlng!
THE TALE OF TIIE DAY.
It appears that the last royal occupant of Holy
rood Palace. Edinburgh, previous to the visit of
King Edward the other day was Charles X of
France, after he had been driven into exile In IS3O.
"My father," writes a well known Scottish baronet,
"was at that time a schoolboy of twelve or thir
teen, and I have often heard him opeak of the
fat and fallen monarch, who was an object of
much interest to the good folk of the Scottish
capital. He used to amuse himself sometimes with
a very mild species of sport, which consisted in
sauntering round the slopes of Arthur's seat armed
with a gun in quest of sparrows, finches and other
small game of the kind. The little barefooted
city arabs (prototypes of Crockett's Cleg Kelly)
used to accomj^ny him on these excursions In con
siderable numbers. His majesty was shortsighted,
scant of breath and far from alert, and my father
used to imitate the way in -which one or other
of the urchins, on espying a bird within range,
■would shriek out the news: 'Hi, King! hi. Klngl
there's anither one for ye. Shoot, man, shoot!' "
Some people are so conscientious about loving
their enemies that if they haven't any they are
perfectly willing to make a few.— (Philadelphia
Record.
There is a negro murderer named Smith out In
Multnomah County, Ore., -who Is certainly a
stickler for his prejudices. There is a strike In
the county, and Smith objects to being executed
on the only gallows in existence on the ground
that it was built by "scabs."
"Yes, I explained the whole theory of the new
discovery to my wife."
"And what did she Bay?"
"She said, 'George-, can you remember •who the
Scurfield girl married? I've been trying all day to
think of his name' "—(Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Maryland>r has applied for a pension with this
graphic account of the way In which his physical
disabilities were acquired:
"The way I got my war lngery -was a ketchln of
a hog. The Hog war a sow hog and ur captain
wanted her for forege. We was chasm the sow,
and she Trawled threw a hoal in a rale fence. It
war a big hoal, and I thot I war about the sis of
the hog. and tried to crawl threw, but I stuk and
trin' to wigle out I throde the rales off and one
hit me on my hed and nocked me senseless. I do
not think the sow pig had nothing to do with my
line of duty, for I did not keen the hog. Wlch
she never war caut."
A REASONABLE EXPLANATION.
"Bad temper often results from, eating too much
cereal food, as in the case of children The
system requires very little starchy food."—(Corre
spondent in Daily Mail.
Stern guardian, forbear to beat
Your peccant child or scholar.
Nor blame him for his temper's heat—
'Tls but the starch you made him eat
That stiffens thus his choler.
—(Punch.
Canton, In Lewis County, Mo., has an odd post
office. The postofflce boxes open directly on the
street, and the holder of a box key can pet his
mali any time he wants it. day or night. This ar
rangement seems to offer exceptional opportuni
ties for robberies, but they are said never to take
place.
SUMMER ENCHANTMENT.
Oh, de lazy-bird is singln' every evenin' in de tree.
I dunnp If you hyuhs him, but his song la sweet
to me.
Dey say dat he's a toad, or sumpin' ot de inseck
kind,
But "lazy-bird's" de name foh him dat sorter aults
my mind.
He got a voice dat soun' like fairies playin' on de
fife;
He hab a c'nahm dat some folks can't resist to save
delr life-
Yoh soul Is filled wif comfort, an" f'um care yoh
heart's free-
When once you hyuhs dat lazy-bird a-s!ngin' in de
tree.
He sing 3 about de roses dat Is blushln* day by day.
He sings about de twilight dat is hangin' un tie
bay; •' ■
He makes you feel so happy dat you wants it un
derstood
If June is much like heaven you is wlllln' to be
good.
Yon fohgets about de snowstoim, you fohgets
about de frost.
You fohK^ts de disappointments an' de chances you
has lost.
Dls 1 orld has its discomforts, but It's good enough
foh me
When once I hyuhs dat lazy-bird a-sinipin' in de
tree.
— ("Washington Star.
The people who live along the Newfoundland
coast are expert wreckers, not that they wreck
shipß to rob them, but they knew how to get
everything from a wrecked vessel. The priest at
Trepassey. near Cape Race, was dining one duv
with the late Bishop Power of St. John's. "How
will your people get along this winter?" said the
Bishop. "Very well, my lord." was the priest's
cheerful answer, "with the help of God— and a
few wrecks "t" t
Comparing Notes.— "So Mr. Smilax told you his
hr-nrt was broken when you refused him," said
Maud. "•Yea," answered Mamie. "The impudrnce
of him to offer ma damaged goods the next day!"
— CWa*hirrton Star.
About Veople and Social Incident*
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington. June 6 (SpeclaD.-Arrangeineat, are
tt-o or three others, will leave Washington on a
■pedal tr*. over the P.»Kl<— . «■££ at }
S H m' will *<• «• B-ltlmor, .o ..t.nd _Ih^
University of Vlr B ml«. aud will return to nashln*
ton that evening. wm be
The family reunion at the U hlte h«j .
broken soon by the departure of Ethel^ArcMM
and Quentin Roosevelt for Oyster Bay . *£ «oo c
velt wanted them here to welcome th.lt . fat *« r on .
to loin ther- Mrs. Roosevelt expects to remain
her. «, long as official cares detain tte^Jt at
the Whit. House. Theodore and Kermit will go
direct to Oyster Bay from Groton.
opens from a private part "'"l^^gec^deJ from
elevator, making It f en *™£"™ T %% favorite re
the public, it is 1 kely *o ,? h? 3 farTl'y should hot
treat of the President a " a Y ,, h i 3 ._ a^ (W / n . a plctu
is undt .-stood that the P™ s *"'™, l^ t h« month.
althoosh the .WJJ™' .• ."ilf^Jf «St time. Archie',
out or town ttj i sfsjiepp" "£,,„ Bay "it"
his young maste.-, and /f? on. The
I^SnfSSlikeS hi* own* a e r aS horse here for
the present.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
U^°FiSicfc "]££»><»• and *- *~"H|
will go to Baltimore to-morrow morning to vial
Rear Admiral Rivet, of the French ? a %-"rJartv
ship. Le Tage. is anchored at that port The party
will Include the men of the M bassado£s waff.
They will take luncheon on board and return to
this city late In the afternoon.
NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON.
Washington. June 6 (Speclal).-Mni. Foraker. wife
of the senior Senator from Ohio, has returned from
a three weeks' visit to Cincinnati, but will leave
Washington again In a day or two for a short trip
to Bryn Mawr to see her daughter. Mrs. Waln
wright. Her stay In Washington will depend on
Senator Foraker's plans. Mias Foraker will soon
visit friends at York Harbor. Me.
Justice Harlan and his family closed their Wash
ington home on Thursday, and went to Canada, to
spend the summer on Murray Bay. Mr. Harlan Is
a devotee of out of door sports, golf being his ra
vorite pastime. Hia summer leisure will be- spent
on the links or the breezy waters of the bay.
What the contractors call "the Icing's apart
ments" in the house now being built by Thomas F.
Walsh are on the third floor, which is given en
tirely over to gu«-st rooms. The royal suite, it is
understood, is ceing fitted up for the Kins of the
Belgians, who is expected to visit this country ii
the fall or early winter, and who will be the guest
of Mr. Walsh while In "Washington. The woodwork
of the suite, and. indeed, of the whole floor, is of
curly birch, and the wall* are beln* daintily fres
coed. The furnishings ar-» to be In kespkiy with
the splendor of the house and the tastes of Mrs.
Bonaparte will sail for Europe shortly to
loin his mother. Mme. Bonaparte, who went abroad
a few weeks ago. Before returninsr to this country
they will visit the Countess yon Sloltna. former. y
Miss Bonaparte, whose husband has a dlplomatio
post at Copenhagen.
NEW-YORK SOCIETY.
Yachting will to a great extent absorb the atten
tion of the fashionable set during the week which
opens to-day, and numerous parties have been
organized to witness the trial races of the cup
defenders outside Sandy Hook. These contests
take place to-morrow, on Wednesday and on Fri
day, those of to-morrow and Friday being under
the management of the New-York Yacht Club,
while those of Wednesday are under the direction
of the Atlantic Yacht Club. A larger number of
yachts are in commission than ever before at this
time of the year, and on nearly every one of them
hospitality is being dispensed to-day, the scene on
the Sound, dotted as it Is in every direction with
beautiful pleasure craft, being exceedingly pictu
resque and animated. AH of the yacht clubs, and
likewise the various country club 3 around New-
York, are crowded to-day, and at several of then*
dances were given last night, while those who have
country seats In the vicinity of the metropolis are
entertaining week end parties. In one word, town
is deserted from a social point of view
The Pioneer made Its. last trip between the Hol
land House and Ardoley yesterday, and thus
brought to a close what has been one of the longest
and most successful seasons in the history of the
Coaching Club. This week the horses will be sold.
Elsewhere in the telegraphic dispatches will be
found a description of the marriage yesterday, at
Albany, of Miss Oliver to Joseph H. Choate. jr..
which was attended by a large representation of
New-York society, which travelled up to the State
capital from town, from Lenox. Stockbridge and
other places. In the city there was the wedding of
Mlps Marie Beatrice Reid and Lieutenant Carroll
Power, of the United States Artillery, In All Souls'
Church. Madison-aye, and Slxty-slxth-st.. at noon.
The bridegroom and two of his ushers. Lieutenants
Leyster and Ellis, U. S. A., were in uniform. The
other ushers were Reginald Rives and Charles
Power, whilo James Power, of Lexington. Ky., was
his brother's best man. The bride, who was given
away by her uncle. Colonel Ethan Allen. wa»
dressed in white satin, trimmed w!*th point lac*?,
and wore a tulle veil, while her bridesmaids. Miss
Ann Gilbert. Miss Florence Sanders. Miss Llda
Power and Miss Grace Imloch, wore frocks of pink
silk chiffon, trimmed with point lace, and pink
chiifon hats, trimmed with black velvet and roses.
After the ceremony there was a weddlr.c breakfast
and a reception al Colonel Ethan Allen's house, in
West Fifty-second-st.
One of the most Interesting marriages scheduled
for the week is that of Miss Louise Lawrence White
to Walter L. Suydam, which takes place on Wednes
day at the Church of the Heavenly Rest. Fifth-aye.
and Forty-nfth-sJ. The couple are among the
youngest In the annals of New-York society to
assume the bonds of matrimony, the bridegroom
being bare)] twenty, while alt flanc£e has just
turned seventeen. Mi Elizabeth Cutting, Miss
Mary Schuchardt and Miss Antoinette Erhardt will
be among the bridesmaids. Robert Bayard Cutting
will be the best man. while Robert F. Olyphant. jr.
Newbold L. 'Herrick. A. C. White. John H. Auer
bach and Dr. Faneuil S. Weisse will bo the ushers.
Another wedding set for the SUBS da] la th it of
Miss Madge NUeS, daughter of Lucteo H. Niles. to
Sewall Boardman. son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Barnes Boardman. It will take place at St. Peter's
Protestant Episcopal Church at Galilea, N. J.. and
a number of friends and relatives will go down to
Monmouth Beach from town to attend th.- cere
mony. Miss Nil.* will have her sister. Mrs. John J.
Knox, as matron Of honor, and as bridesmaids her
two nieces. Miss Martha Lesher. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Lusher, of New- York, and Ml.is
Marjorie Whitney, .laughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. 1-
A. Whitney, of Albany. Philip Boardman win be
his brother's besi man.
On the following day Grace Church will be the
scene of the marriage of Miss Charlotte Hoffman
Prime, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. liluanl Prim**.
to William Massenn Benjamin, who si a grandson
of the late Hamilton Fish, the Secretary of State
of the Grant Admiuistrolion. Lieutenant Julian
A. Benjamin. U. S. A.. Is to bo his beat man. walla
R;:f;;s H. King. John H. Prentice. Charles L. R!icar,
Charles V. sword 3. Roger H. Bacon. Richard L.
Morris and James A. Darrach are to be his usheri.
Another wedding of the week is the marriage on
Tuesday of Miss Frances Louise Hewlett, daugnter
of Mr. ami Mrs. James ■■•'■-• to Edward L Pat
terson, son of Justice Edward Patterson, of th«
Supreme Court, at Trinity Church, Hewlefts. Long
Island. Special cars will take the welding guests
to Hewlett* fr"m the Thirty-fourth Street Ferry
and Flatbush-avc. Miss Candace Thurber will °«
the maid of honor and Miss Rosamond Low. M!* 9
Theresa Hewitt. Miss Gertrude Herri. -it. Miss
Kleanor Monroe and Miss Virginia Scott will — the
bridesmaids. Henry Hobart Porter. Jr.. will be the
best man. whi!e the ushers wlil be Samuel T. G.'l
ford. Arthur and C. Russell Hewlett, Arthur C.
Patterson. William C. Cammann. Dr. Henry Stuart
Patterson and E. Mortimer Ward.
The Baroness Halkett. diiurnter of Mr. and Urs.
Anson Phelps Stokes, has taken possession of h*r
new country place on Reservoir Hill. Saranac
Lake, where she will spend the summer. ■■
parents will be at their Birch Island cam? during
the season. They have leased their Pearl Masts'
camp, on the Upper St. RezJa. to Walter Fer ruson.
of New-York.
Johr. D. Rockefeller will spend a •SHMsHNi
portion of the summer with bis daughter. Mra.
Harold F. SlcCormlck. and her husband, at their
camp on the Upper St. Regis Lake.
Mr. i.nd Mrs. Frederick W. VanderSUt hay» de
cided to spend most of the summer at their cam?
on the Upper St. Regis Lake, In the Adirondack*
which they purchased last year from H. M:K.
Twombly. A number of alterations and addition*
have been made. Including the construction of tw«
Japanese houses by Japanese carpenters.
Mrs. Pierre Loriilard. who has been staying wit!:
Mrs. William Kent at Tuxedo, has returned to
Greenfleld. Mass.. where she «■ spend the Kra
mer, lira. Pierre Lorillara. Jr.. w.-io is on her wm*
across ;jo ocean. Is expected at Tnxe-lo in th<
course of the week, and her cottage. Keeway it
being prepared for her arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. Sackett Moon* Barclay are at that
country place at Cazenovia ftr th* summer.
MR and Mrs Amos Tuck French, who nave been
at Tuxedo all the spring, start this week for New
port, where they will occur/ Mrs. Stuyvesant L«
Roy's cottage. In Red Cross-aye.
Mrs. Francis Vlnton Greene an<S the XiSMa
Greene are at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Schroeder. of No. 53 East
81xty-flrst-sC wll spend tha summer at Babylon.
Long Island.
Mr. and Mrt Louis A. Thebaui and Mr. and Mrs.
Richard A. MoCurdy are booked to sail for Europe
In the second week of Jcly. and will make a «tay
of several weeks at Carlsbad.
Sir Michael and Lady Herbert are spending a few
days with Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Wilson, at the.
latter's place at Newport. Mrs. Richard T. Wil
son. Jr.. who has been staying there, with her
uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. E. Rollins Morse,
returned to town last night and Joined her nua
band at his house In Flfth-ave.
Mrs. Augusta Kountze and her niece. Mrs. Karl
Walter Neuhoff. leave town to-morrow for Poland
Springs, Me., whence they wll go to the White
Mountains.
Mrs. Stuyvesant Le Roy left town yesterday for
the aeason. accompanied by her son. Stuyvesant
Le Roy. and has arrived at Newport for the sum
mer.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maclay BaS hive 'eft town
and gone to Monmouth Beach. N. J.. ior the juib
mer.
(For other «odal Incidents ••• pa«» ftv«. Part IT |
NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
Newport. R. 1.. June « (Special).— Miss Daisy Busk,
and her niece. Miss May Busk, of New- York, are
at Indian Spring. Ocean-aye.
Mrs. Frank W. Andrews, of Boston, has arrived
at her villa In Maplc-av. Mr. and Mra. W. 3. Mm
drews and Miss M. E. Wardwell will be with her
during the season.
Mrs. Francis O. French, who has been visiting: her
daughter. Lady Cheyleamore. at Hughenden Manor.
High "Wycombe. England, expects to return to her
Newport villa about the middle of this month. Mrs.
French has not been in Newport smce the marriag«
of her daughter. Miss El3ie. to Alfred O. Vander
bllt.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Dolan have arrived at
their villa, near Bailey's Beach.
Mrs. Stuyvesant Leroy has arrived at her cottage.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. De Forest and E. R. Morse ar»
registered at the Casino for the season.
E. J. Knowlton and family, of Brooklyn, are at
their cottage, near One Mile Corner.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Breemer and Mrs. Aifred
Hayman, of New-York, are registered at the Aquld
neck.
Mrs. Addicks ar.d Miss Locke, of Philadelphia,
will arrive at Jamestown to-morrow for the sum
mer.
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Crawford, of Philadelphia,
are registered at the Bay View. Jamestown.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Jeanes. of Philadelphia, have
arrived at the Morris cottage in Jamestown for the
season.
The British Ambassador and Lady Herbert ar«
guests of Lady Herbert's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Richard T. Wilson, in Narragansett-ave. They w;',l
stay here for a brief visit before sailing for Eng
land, where they will pass the greater part of tii»
season.
Belcourt Is being prepared for the coming of Mr.
and Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont. who are expected tha
latter part of. June.
Mr. and Mrs. Truman Beckwlth. of Providence,
have arrived for the season.
Miss Alice Pflzar leaves for New-York on Mon
day for a short stay.
To-morrow will SS the first anniversary of Em
manuel Church, erected to the memory of John
Nicholas Brown by his widow, and appropriate
services will be held to commemorate the occasion.
A Lanfear Norrie, of New-York, who has been
a guest of LJspenard Stewart at Whit© Lodge for
a few days, has returned to New-York.
Mra. Alfred G. VanUerbllt gave a small dinner at
Oakland Farm to-night.
Mrs. J. G. Johnton and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. ju.c-
Casrg will arrive In town for the season on Monday
Ex-Senator K. O. Wolcott. of Colorado, arrivod
to-day.
John W. Ellis also arrived this afternocn.
Miss Patterson, of F-altimoro. I? a guest for thi
season of her sister. Mrs. Ettsba Dyer, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Stevena. of Westchester. ar
guests of Senator Wetmore and Mrs. Whitney War
ren.
AMBASSADOR MEYER AT TURIN.
Rome. June 6. — United States Ambassador Meyer
and Mrs. Meyer have gone to Turin, where they
will be the guests of the Duke and Duchess of
Aosta.
MONUMENT TO COUNTESS Dl CESNOLA.
A white granite monument was raised In Kenslco
Cemetery last Monday over the body of the Count
ess Man 1 Reed <1! Cesr.ola. tr.o benefactress of many
poor Itriian orphans and" the founder of the Ital
ian Orphan Asylum in this city. Members of th#
family and a number of ••lergymen were present.
MR. DAY TO MARRY MISS BERBER.
Canton. Ohio. June 6.— Cards are- out annOlßCii
the coming marriage of ML33 Ida Barber, daughter
cf Mr. ami Mrs. Marshall Barber, to l.uthar Day
on Wednesday. June M. The ceremony will be per
formed at the homo of the brhte's parents. In
South Market-st.. at T o'clock. Miss Barber 13 the
niece of Mrs McKJnley. Mr. Day Is private «<-cr»
tary to his father. Justice William K. Pay. of ta«
United States Supreme Court.
HANNA NOT GOING TO EUROPE.
Cleveland. June 6.— Senator Hanna said to-day
that there was no truth la the widely published
sto-y that he would shortly sull for Huror-e to spend
two or three months. Mr. Uar.au a<lJed that he
Intended to leave Cleveland soon for a lot;* rest,
hut had no thought of coins: to Europe. H» ha.9
not yet. it is t=uM. decided w:i*».e he will *o. bat. id
nny event, he will lsot leave th!a country.
BARON YON STERN3URG AT THE WEIRS.
The Weir*. N. U.. Jure «.— The German Minister.
Baron ' Speck yon Sternburs. and his family arrived
here to-day, and were at once conveyed to Gov
ernor's Island, where they will «?«nd the season
remaining until October 1

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