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— Amusements. ■
__* ■ JICADEMV or MUSIC— The wj«*t<: of ©*•
AMERICAN— B:IS— HI» Last Dollar. -c • -
EELASCO— B:lS— The Music Master.
BIJOr— Mr» Black la Back.
BROADWAY— > .30— Th» Two Ro»ea.
*» CASINO — B:2o— Baronets FiadleaticJc*.
i- ClßCLE— 3— S— Vaudeville , .
CRITERION — S:2o The Serena VI6SI*.
DALY'S — 1.;15 — Fires Of St. John. ■ :_
._ EMPIRE—* The Puke of KtlllorankJ*.
. • GARDEN— f :20— The Col>re Widow.
*:£<>— Joseph Entanrled.
* 3IAMVKRSTEIN-S VICTOIU A— 2— «—^ «tldevUl«.
HAKLEJI'V.i HOL^E-*:ls-Bu»lneM Is Business
HERALD SQUARE — !>:lo— Th« School Glri.
HUDSON — S :20— Sunday.
IRVING PLA<^3 — f:2b— Etr Hochtouriat.
V KNICKERBOCKER— S:IS— r: - raurper.
IJBERTY— B:2O— Little Johnny Jones.
- - "LYCEUM— S:30 — David Garrlck.
LYRIC — S:CO — Sappho.
MAJESTICV-S:li— A China Dolt
MANHATTAN— — Hedda GaWer.
MEW-AJiSTERDAM— I»:IS— Humrty Dumrty.
"**" TRINCEES — B:2o— The Climbers. _.v
8:l»— Mr». W!»n of the Cabl«*e Paten.
WALLACK'6 — I:2o— The Sho-Gur.
WEBER'S MUSIC HALL— 2— »— VauderlU*.
** WEST END — 8:15 — The Errand Boy.
Index to Advertisements.
Par..Col.| Pa £ e - C ,°i,
JLmUKfflfr.ti .14 6-6 Financial •■ *"{?
*""" -Auction Sa>» Finan- Ft Pel* ° 2
elsi 12 f.jHtJp Wanted ■ <
Autumn Resorts ..» ?. Lo«t » •»
Bank*.-* and Broker«.l3 1-.'.' Marriages end Deaths . 0
Board and Rooms... 8 61 M«*Sn».T '* "
Brooklyn Houses to Ocean Stransers 1.1 o-n
L*t 11 ?!R«.ilroa<U 1 ( &-»
Carpet CJeanin? 6 • ! Real Brt»tie 11 3
City Property 10 L*t.ll : Rdigioua Notices 7 "
OtyJ»ror<. forß»>..ll B' Special Notice 7 «
Country Property for .-"turape Notices 5 2
Bale 11 2: Tribune Sub Rates... 7 8
ZMrM«Rd Notices . 12 6JIYu« Companies 12 B
-■• Dam Btta Wantfi.. a 4-TiToiiet Articles 8 5
Hrvcsmakinr 4 Mil- i Unfurnished Arart
llnerr . .. • « m*r.ts to t«t 11 !»
-•" JJrployxn't Agencies, * fvWork Wanted » <
Financial Mecilr.is. .12 6 Work V ... 1 9 «
FJnancial 12 6;
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FOREIGN".— Marshal Oyama's effort to
«urn the Russian left under Rennenkam] '. some
seventy miles east of Moukden, was resumed
yesterday morning; the Russian leaders report
ed a. Jaj»anere repulse, but added tha.t the action
continued; correspondents at Moukden minimize
ihe importance of the engagement. === The
absence of news from Port Arthur Indicates
that the Japanese general assault has not been
successful; the Russian War Office received ad
vices from Che-Foe raying that the attack had
been repulsed with enormous Japanese losses.
t The Mayor 01 Moscow, Prince Galitz'.n, in
tends to call a meeting of the mayors of all
Russian cities to discuss reforms in municipal
government; the plan grew out of the zemstvo
leaders' meeting:. :== KuESia has accepted the
invitation of the United States to conclude an
arbitration treaty 0:1 the lines of the recent
American-French agreement. -■ ■ .-■= The Pan
si man contentions in matters affecting the
. United States were laid before Secretary Taft
et a conference In Pajiama. == — An attempt
' to explode a mine by a countercharge In Ports
mouth Harbor resulted in the sinking of two
British launches and the de.uh of two sailors.
I -■ a case supposed to be of yellow fever
•was discovered on a French BChoolship at Ha
vana from Martinique. : . The Cuban House
paused the bill prohibiting religious professions
In tfce streets.
DOMESTIC. — The President's homeward trip
■ (from St. Louis has progressed uneventfully; he
expects to arrive In Washington this morning.
% • A woman was arrest* In St. Louis for
jpcTEistlngr In an attempt to Me the Pr lent to
paint his portrait. a The United States Su
.yreme Court upheld the validity of the will of
$>. B. Fayerweather, which bequeathed large
■urns to colleges. -— - The Britten and Rus
sian governments Invited the United States to
nppolnt a high' rankir.? naval officer as a mem
ber of the court of Inquiry which is to lnveatl
' rT"tn the attack on British fishermen by the
OXueslan Ealtlo fleet. =r= Senator Hale, of
; Elaine, declared himself strongly opposed to
, «.ny revision of the tariff. == An Australian
1 Jireacber attempted to fill Superior Judge Hib
' *bard. of California, while the latter was on the
■bench. ■ A bank in Oberlin, Ohio, closed
■ after a run caueed by a rumor that it held
Bfra, C. L.. Chadwick*s note for a large amount.
ClTY.— Stocks strong and active. ===== The
Rev. Mr. Wagner visited the Bowery Mission
end saw th* "Bread Line." =rn= a woman was
found murdered in East One-hundred-and-four
teenth-st., her skull crushed by an iron bolt.
*- The Municipal Art Society sent a memo
rial to the Mayor asking that he prevent the
erection of advertising 'is In the eubway or
pee that the city brine suit to abolish them..
: The Citizens Union City Committee met.
I : President Randolph of th Consolidated
Exchange made a statement paying it should
supervise the books of its members, — A
1 mother and daughter and a bride of two months.
itnd the best man at the wedding, wore arrested
tor shoplifting. i~-~j-z The Juror accused of ac
cepting a bribe to influrnve the verdict in the
O'Donnell will case ras held and locked up in
. the Tombs. = It was decided yesterday that
"San" Patterson must have a new trial, owing
to the illness of a Juror.
t THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
'Cloudy and warmer. Th,? temperature yester
day: Highest, L 7 degrees; lowest 21.
; ' ° In spite of the neglect of an unbelieving world
„, and the repulse of repeatedly adverse elections.
; -we are glad to see that the anti-imperialist
r movement Is spreading out. "The New-England
:- Anti-Imperialist League"' lias just evolved Itself
• Into "The Anti-Imperialist League"; has, so to
■peak, lifted Itself by Its bootstraps Into a na
• tional position. The rose under its new name
•will smell sweeter to Itself, and that is the real
end of its being. To the rest of the world it
3s one of the flowers born to waste their sweet
ness on the desert air, for the country has
come to pay no attention to anti-Imperialism.
In fact, the country classes autl-imperialisnl
•with the mongoose kept to kill snakes in the
alcoholic ward, as an Imaginary cure of an
imaginary evil. The people have voted their
. satisfaction with the progress of the Philip
' pines, and even the anti-imperialists seem to
■ I* content with "unconstitutional" rule in Porto
- 31ico.
Tho league once more "demands for all peo
""ple under the United States government the
, "'rights guaranteed by the Constitution," and
«lso the early and complete independence of
L the Philippines. As for the Filipinos, we be
lieve they already have all the rights guaran
teed to them by the Constitution. At least die
.highest available authority, the Supreme Court
of the United States, has held 60 in all matters
' coming before It The rights It considered to
.be guaranteed by tho Constitution— such, for
Instance, as Immunity from being put a second
time in jeopardy on a criminal charge— have by
the court been enforced in favor of persons in
•the Philippines. Some other rights which have
been claimed for them have been denied be
cause they were not, according to the court,
•guaranteed to them by the Constitution. If the
. Actl-Imperiallet League knows better than the
Supremo Court what tlieir constitutional rights
ere, perhaps the final appeal should be made
'to It but eoiae way or other the people do not
•seem to think to.
Neither do they «ec-m to think that we should
cut locse from the Philippines. Judge Parker
was going to give an immediate promise of
ultimate Independence, a halfway programme
compared with the "early and complete" inde
pendence now demanded, but the voters would
not Lave any of it, sad there is no prospect of
, a popular change of heart Still, the anti :
fjacialista will doubtless have pleasure In their
old activity. They eeem unable to realize their
own Inconsistency in demanding at < nee Inde
pendence and equality with the people at home
under the Constitution for the Filipinos. They
are uot satisfied with the Supreme Court's
' rulings which bold that certain provisions were
not meant to apply in the Philippines, and de
mand that, regardless of conditions, the Tagals
be considered American citizens. Then in the
name breath they demand that these men who
on their own theory are of right American citi
zens Khali be cut off from their citizenship and
.expelled from their American nationality No
■wonder the American people are Indifferent to
Abe programme of a lot of confused ci:i: 6 who
would exclude the Filipinos from the very
guarantees -which are proclaimed to be Inalien
ably theirs. '
Those to -whom the government of the State
of New-Jersey has been Intrusted will do well
to walk warily during the incoming session of
dM legislature. There are many schemers and
political hucksters who think this a favorable
time to put through their little jobs, and inces
sant vigilance will bo necessary to checkmate
them. That there will be no election of any
consequence next year is not an argument In
favor of loose or unwise legislation. Such was
the talk anionj; Democratic spoilsmen twelve
years apo, the last previous occasion when a
Governor was chosen in a Presidential year, and
the legislature then elected had to select a
United States Senator. Everything was fastened
down, as they said, and high jinks were permis
sible. Nevertheless, the "off year" that seemed
not worth bothering about saw the beginning of
a revolution which within three years swept
from the State House every vestige of a govern
ment that had seemed as solid as the eternal
bills. • '
Nor does the magnificent majority given three
weeks ago furnish excuse for assuming that
New-Jersey cau ne depended upon to 6tay in
I the Republican column regardless of what may
be done, or left undone, at Trenton. Those
who are not too blind to see and who kept In
dose touch with the progress of events during
the recent campaign understand vory well that
at one period, not ninny weeks bofore Election
Day, the result on the Governorship was cer
tainly not n foregone conclusion. That was
when the votes of many thousands of inde
pendent citizens. Republicans and Democrats,
were trembling In the balance. Roosevelt's
extraordinary popularity h\ New-Jersey, a be
lief In the honesty of the Republican declara
tlons regarding equal taxation, and the promi
of the "Same Old Gang" in the Demo
cratlc campaign were the deciding factors.
Lust winter the legislature angrily refused so
much as to consider the tax revision bills pre
sented to it. Does any sane man doubt what
would have happened on November 8 if the
bad not at the last moment, under
Mayor Fagan's spur, authorized the appoint
ment of a commission to investigate the whole
question of equal taxation?
The Republican State Convention put the
party squarely in the right on the equal taxa
tion Issue, and the nominee for the Oovernor-
Edward C. Stokes, frankly affirmed and
• cpounded the platform of that conven
tion. Tli^ party, the Governor-elect and The
Tribune are all committed to the fulfilment of
pledges, and they simply must be kept to
ter and In tbe spirit. There nr<? other
matters of legislation, such as Ihe Morris Canal
abandonment, in which the public interests must
be safeguarded, first, last and nil the time.
Is no need for any great mass of new
5, but the necessary legislation should be
framed solely for the benefit of the State and
Pious municipalities thereof, and without
bias toward or against any section, individual
or corporation.
Incidentally, it may be remarked that next
January John Kenn will bo re-elected Senator
by the unanimous Republican vote. Whether or
not John F. Dryden will be equally fortunate
two years later depends to some extent on the
doings in Trenton in the next four months
One of the law's delays for which the bench
and bar are only remotely responsible has oc
curred in the case of the woman a-cused of
murdering "Caesar" Young. Several days were
spent in securing a jury, but. the box having
been filled, tbe trial was proceeding with rea
sonable rapidity and creditable decorum when
one of the jurymen -was stricken with apoplexy
and incapa< Itated for further service. The jury
has accordingly been discharged, a new spe
cial panel of two hundred talesmen will be
drawn, and next week a new trial will begin.
Of course, this setback is nobody's fault, but
it is a serious misfortune. The county has been
put to considerable expense for nothing, the
strain on the defendant; who is presumptively
innocent, and the cost of her defence are in
creased and the time of the court and the Dis
trict Attorney's office is additionally taxed. It
is to be expected, furthermore, that the task of
getting a new jury satisfactory to both sides
will be doubly diflicult and vexatious.
The Tribune has repeatedly urged that the
system of trial by jury should be so far changed
as to provide for the drawing and swearing In
of one or more extra jurors, who -would sit with
the test rind hear the evidence, but take no part
in finding the verdict except in such an emer
gency as has arisen in the Patterson trial. We
are glad to observe that attention has now
been recalled to tho amendment designed to
av.-rt such mishaps which was proposed In the
Constitutional Convention of 1894. The sugges
tion, has been respectably advocated ever since,
and we believe that more than one effort has
been inado to have the legislature submit a
constitutional provision of the sort to the peo
ple; but it is iilways hard to set such a reform
in motion. Possibly the present object lesson
will serve a useful purpose. \N"e have, never
heard a convincing argument against the pro
p Bed change. It has been 6aid that the addi
tional jurors, not expecting their services to
be actually required, would not follow the evi
dence attentively . But that point does not seem
to be well taken, for even if they were so dis
posed in advance to treat their oath too lightly
It is probable that In most cases they would
so. ,n become as much interested as the orig
inal twelve. Moreovt-r, if that objection were
deemed serious, it might be provided that the
twelve men required to find the verdict should
ited by lot from the whole number sworn,
after tbe judge bad delivered bis charge.
It is to be hoped that judges and lawyers will
be persuaded to give this matter the considera
tion which it deserves, and that, if tti" weight
of competent opinion is found to be in favor of
a simple modification of the existing system,
which would certainly prevent mischances that
are not extremely rare and that are always de
plorable, it will be influentlally supported at
the coming session «>f the legislature.
The Rocky Mountain States are so far away
that we Lear a? little about what is going on in
them us if they were on another continent.
Only when a thrifty correspondent sets a posse
of cowboys in pursuit of a band of "bad" men
headed for the Ho!e-in-lhe-Wall is the East re
mLndeJ of the existence of the Industrious and
enterprising States of the Western mountain
range. That Is why, perhaps, nothing has come
to us by telegraph about the exciting and novel
feature of the recent election in Wyoming.
Wyoming has no permanent capital. We hi\d
always supposed that Cheyenne was its capital;
but if Cheyenne ever was the permanent capita]
of the State It is not now. Perhaps Cheyenne
has always been a temporary capital, v mere
makeshift, a sort of board and lodgings place
for the government until some bantling moun
tain metropolis achieved the lull splendor of its
development and became the capital by virtue of
Its sizo, culture and commercial ascendancy,
The buoyant optimism of the mountain mind In
the matter of towns is proverbial. The ability
to see a Paris in four crossroads shacks is the
Inborn gift of the pioneer that makes him the
conqueror of ■ continent
The wise fathers of Wyoming who thought
out its constitution, looking confidently into the
future big with the greatness of the common
wealth, saw that by this time the dream me
tropolises would have taiiaiv aa substance. ll©
yenr of gracfi ftSi, therefore, wns ■•! ■* the
prophetic constitution makers an the time when
tho government should give up board and lodg
ing! and take a permanent abode in one of tho
Parises or Londons their prophetic eyes saw set
a-tilt cm the Rockies.
The vote for a capital was held, in accordance
with the constitution, at the recent election, and
the State government is still in lodgings at
Cheyenne. It Avas a day of heartburnings.
Many a Iwntring metropolis of fifteen years ago
Is still a bantling, but its confidence in its des
tiny is unshaken. Cheyenne, the biggest town
in the State, had the Capitol and wished to re
tain it permanently. Lander, which has a popu
lation of 523, has faith that Uie future will deal
generously with it and make it the greatest city
a mile and a half In the air, and it wanted to
have the Capitol. Casper, with 544 citizens, has
a confidence in its future in Inverse proportion
to its population. It was a candidate for capi
tal. Rock Springs, which has already reached
tho noble proportions of 5,500, had its aspira
tions. When the votes were countt-d it was
found that Chey nne had 11,733; Lander, 8.05.'?;
Casper. 3,586; Rock Springs, 417, and scatter
ing, 141. As a majority over all was necessary
for an election Cheyenne failed by 1,004 votes.
A cry of fraud went up on the part of tho ad
herents of Cheyenne. Tho returns from the
northern part of the State, where Lander got Its
support, were suspiciously slow in coming in,
and it is alleged that its friends safeguarded the
interests of that rising wonder of the West by
padding the figures sufficiently to prevent Chey
enne's receiving a majority.
As the constitution provides for no future elec
tion, Cheyenne will remain the temporary capi
tal until the constitution is amended in this re
spect. Meanwhile let Lander and Casper and
Rock Springs grow as hard and as fast as they
can. Terhape a good way to appease the town
jealousy would be to have Wyoming elect a new
capital every few years. Indeed, if future re
sults may be predicted from this year's, Wyom
ing is not likely to have a permanent capital
in many years, and a capital election will be a
regular feature of the voting.
The outcome of the pending negotiations for
the purchase of land on Staten Island for a great
steamship terminal cannot be foreseen, and no
body except real estate men is willing to dis
cuss the possibility at present, but the project
itself is one on which it will be well to keep an
eye. If it Is ever carried into execution it may
work great changes in the business of New-York
The dissatisfaction felt by the manners of
some of the transatlantic lines with theinccom
modations on the North ttlver has long been
known, and it is not without excuse. Only a
little common foresight is needed to discover
tho necessity for longer piers than any now
owned and administered by the municipality.
Applications to the War Department for the
privilege of extending the pier line one or two
hundred feet have been denied repeatedly, and
there is little prospect that the national govern
ment will ever relent There has been talk of
finding room at the Inshore end of the piers for
additions to their length, but the objections to
that plan are so formidable that it will probably
never be realized. Not only would It be neces
sary to buy costly property, but interference
with railway tracks and an alteration of the po
sition of West-st. would also be essential. Again,
there is the question of a just rental. The
steamship companies declare that the present
charges are excessive, and they want a reduc
tion. It is largely for the sake of economy that
the German lines have long preferred the New-
Jersey shore. They are better BUlted over there
than they would be here, and they pay less money
for what they get. If. then, any of the steam
ship companies now using piers on the New-
York side of the Hudson were to go down to
Staten Island, the low price of land should in
sure a modest rental, piers of almost any de
sired length and, If the new terminal wore in
the vicinity of Stnpleton, a sufllcient depth of
water for the largest vessels afloat.
Uefore a change of this sort was effected a
enreful comparison would doubtless be made be
tween the existing conveniences for transferring
freight to the railways and those which would
be available at the new base of operations.
Everything considered, the steamships would be
as well off as they are now, and possibly better.
They could not make as good a connection with
the New-York Central as at present, perhaps,
but they would be close to the Baltimore and
Ohio terminal on Staton Island. Only a short
distance away would bo the wharves of the Le
hlgh Valley and other companies on Bergen
I'olLt, accessible with lighters, and the New-
Haven freight yards at Tort Morris would call
for a scarcely longer transfer than is now
needed. Staten Island would probably not bo
bo convenient for cabin passengers as tho west
f^ldc of Manhattan Island, but the difference in
time both in embarking and disembarking could
not exceed half an hour. Indeed, the requisite
ferriage might be fully offset by a shortening of
the steamship voyage If the liners stopped Just
above the Narrows instead of coming up through
a crowded harbor at half speeJ.
It Is not unlikely that If any single steamship
company, or a group of companies, once estab
lished a new terminal en Staten Island the ex
ample would be followed by others. The lines
which have accommodations at lloboken are so
well satisfied that they lalght not be tempted to
seek anything better. It is hard to see what
they would gain by moving. On the other hand,
while in one sense rivals, the Cunard and Trench
lines and those which are embraced in the Inter
national Mercantile Marine Company have a
conspicuous community of interest. They all
want low rentals, and most of thorn will need
long piers 60oner or later. Great developments
might be expected on Staten Island if tho star
of commercial empire once took itg way south
ward from the Hudson.
One of tho well known general express com
panies with many important otlicea In New-
York is said to have decided to go Into the busi
ness of local expreuage. If this plan is carried
out on a liberal scale it will undoubtedly lx> of
great advantage. There is not at present a plan
sufficiently extensive and thorough In this me
tropolis for the general distribution of packages
and the like, and the arrangements for prompt
and Thorough delivery of bundles, except of
those containing goods bought at stores, arc In
adequate. This great aggregation of people is
far better served in regard to the delivery of
goods purchased at the shops than it was thirty
five years ago. Then there was not such a thor
ough system at the big stores as Is now so gen
erally lv use :uid extending over so wide an
ana of territory. At the principal centres of
trade to-day the proprietors readily agree to send
purchases to long distances, and the handsome
delivery wagons of well known places of bus!
ness in New-York and Brooklyn often navel
many miles from the great business centres
While this system of delivering the purchases
of customers extends over extensive ureas the
system <>r the ordinary delivery of goods by ex
press companies is not at all satisfactory ' The
American District Companj has ■ list of charges
and a system which is far from being perfect
The cost of sending a message or i package by
one of the district boys from 0,, r City Hull to
Harlem, or to the vicinity of Prospect Park in
Brooklyn, is too much, and the time consumed
[a .x.essive. Our mail arrangemeat* too arc
by no means what they ought to be. It is much
to be hoped that the new Postmaster „r this
city whom l'resldent RodaereM will appoint
soon wUI put Into effect ■ marked Improvement
in the prompt delivery of i tHt ,. rs ln „,, p;u . ts of
this town. There is ample room for betterment
Xhere ure evidently iwi^ enough mail carriers.
and messengers employed In the distribution of
packages to secure promptness of transmission.
If one express company will take up the task
with a sufficient number of wagons and messen
gers a marked benefit may be secured. Great
has been the result obtained by the telephone in
the prompt transmission of messages. There Is
now opportunity for ft marked gain In the dis
tribution of packages.
Captain Baldwin says he will yet f.y over and
under the Brooklyn Bridge. When he hus ac
ccmpllshed that undertaking he will be pro
nounced competent to take part in the dally
flying wedge at the Manhattan end of the bridge
at 6 p. m.
It Is announced as a result of a conference
of Democratic leaders with the Hon. Thomas
Taggart that the latter will aid Bryan In re
organizing the party and ignoring the gold ele
ment of the East. Mr. Taggart's aid to Par
ker was Invaluable in bringing about th© lat
ter's defeat. Mr. Bryan would do well to get
other counsellors if he would not bring about
similar results ln 1908.
In "The New-York Herald" Charles F. Mur
phy is reported from Hot Springs, Vo., as father
ing an Interview bitter with hostility toward P.
H. McCarren, of Brooklyn, and exnressive of de
sire for the overthrow of the Kings County
leader. The hostility between tha two is in
tense, and certain It Is that the two leaders are
not likely to reach harmonious relations. Mc-
Carren has his term ln the State Senate to serve,
and some prospect of retaining his party au
thority. But neither he nor Murphy can expect
much comfort from the legislature this winter.
Football, as now played, may not breed loaf
ing, gaming and drinking, as Dr. Draper avers,
but with fifteen deaths and 296 players Injured
this year ln the game It is undeniable that it
makes considerable work for the surgeons and
President Roosevelt's declaration at the break
fast in his honor at the fair that it Is "the great
est exposition of the kind that we have ever
"seen in recorded history" will increase the re
gret of many who have failed to see this crown-
Ing display of tho arts, sciences and progress
of the century. As the great fair closes this
week, the regret will now be permanent.
Reports from Zandagan, Manchuria, say the
Japanese are losing heart, and that in their at
tacks there are no longer the reckless dash and
bravery shown in the earlier part of the cam
paign. Possibly the stubborn resistance at
Port Arthur and Kuropatkin's fighting qualities
have sobered tho Japanese, aa undoubtedly the
latter have sobered the Russians and dispelled
their dream of a triumphant entrance Into Toklo.
Both parties have learned to respect each other,
and the fighting In the future is likely, ln con
sequence, to be on somewhat more careful lines
than in the past.
Chicago has been wise enough to take care of Its
own Interests in the matter of lta thirty miles of
new freight tunnels. The municipality Is to re
ceive 6 per cent of tho gross earnings the first ten
years, 8 per cent the second ten and 12 per cent
thereafter during the life of the franchise. In order
to provide, also, against a reduction of revenues, the
City Council has authority to regulate the charges
and rates of transportation, and It Is furthermore,
provided that at the end of twenty-five years, or la
February, 1929, "all tunnels and conduits construct
ed and all tunnels hereafter constructed" under the
ordinance of July, 1903, "shall, without tho payment
of any consideration, become and be the absolute
property of th© city of Chicago, free from Hens and
ineumbrances." Considering that It was not tha
city's money which built these tunnels, these seem
to be very liberal terms. Indeed— to the city.
A youth •wont back home to Eau Claire
His love to a girl to declalre,
But a thoujrht about dod.
Made hie heart take a flop.
Bo ha muttered: "Oh, no; I don't dalre."
— (Pennsylvania Punch Bowl.
The former editor of a German official paper,
writing ln the "Frankfurter Zeitung," tells bow
the editors of such Journals are "assisted" by the
government. An election had gone the wrong
way, a scapegoat was wanted, and the selection
happened to fall on the writer, then Editor of the
" Gazette*." He waa summoned before Herr
Councillor. "Sapristl! You must work the public
better. Here the Socialists have made a gain
of 800 votea! You must bang them about the ears
four times as hard, perhaps five. If you don't,
we must find a man who will." New "imperial
em respoiHlenee" continually fluttered down on the
editorial desk, to be us^J as directed. What wai
on the government's 6l<le was to be given full
space and approving comment. What wasn't must
be Ignored as much as juisslble, or, If referred to.
belittled and treated with contempt. When the
great bank scandal ln which Count yon Mlrbach
was Implicated c&jne out, orders were given to
take no notice of It till Yon Mirbach had mude a
statement concerning his relation to the matter.
Of the trial of Lieutenant Bllse he was allowed to
repeat only the verdict. He permitted no In
dependence of comment on any subject, and says
that all the other official editors are similarly re-
Btrioted. They are merely told what the wishes of
the government are, and are 'expected to conform
to them.
A Bottle Is Nothing.— "Of course, you always take
a bottle with you on a fishing trip?" said the North
ern visitor.
"A bottle, euh?" demanded the Kentuckian.
"What foh, suh? "
"Oh. come, now! You don't mean to ?ay you'd
go fishing without whiskey"-
"We take a Jug, suh."— (Philadelphia Ledger.
A nation cannot look a Gift zebra, or even an
ostrich, ln the mouth, when they come as presents
from another nation, accompanied with messages of
politeness and good will, as waa the case with the
Invoice Just sent over by King Menellk of Abys
sinia, It may sometimes be difficult to make a
suitable disposition of such friendly tribute, but ln
the present cose the animals, with a long string of
Abyssinian baboons added, have been turntYl over
to the National Zoological Garden, ln Washington,
where they will live their lives out and "pay their
breath to time and mortal custom." an£ perhaps
tand to weld more closely the links which bind tha
two countries together.
Rojestven.sky. tell us whensky
You will make our place your goal;
And wt'U hilie.skl down tbe pikeskl
And pick out a bombyroof hole.
—(Louisville Courier Journal.
Astronomers to-day are deprived, as a rule, of the
ran ptoasura and sensation of the '"watcher >>f the
Skies" in earlier years when a new planet swam
IniD his keti. Dr. Wolf, director of the Konigstuhl
Observatory, for instunoe, discovered a nrw planet
the other day by the unromantic but effective
nit ui:s of star photography.
"Why, how could you break your engagement
with .lack "
"We were seasick together."— (Life.
Prince Obo'.ensky. the new Governor of Finland.
la trying various arts of propitiation upon that
country, reversing the repreealve policy of his
predecessor, Hobrlkoff. which led, for him, to such
tragical results. The prince has convoked the Fin
nish Diet for December 6. and has declined to In
terfere In the elections. Me seems to want tho
representatives really to represent the people, so
that Russia can ascertain authentically their de-
Birt-s. The prince has Just made it tour of ob
servation through the country, studying Its condi
tion diligently and sympathetically, and haa as
nured th« people that the government means well
by them, and la anxious to meet all their reason
able wishes. Among these the desire for restored
nationality Is not Included, but In the scheme of
conciliation pretty nearly everything else lg ad
mitted. Two or three newspapers are to be started
In the place of those which were suppressed, and It
la promised that these shall not be "edited by the
government." which will be rather a new da
parture In Russian Journalistic policy.
Oh. when a bishop marries you
He makes two people glad;
But when a Judge divorces you.
lie makes tone glad, by sad!
. r-ASm*rt got.
About People and Social Incident*.
Washington. Nov. 2S.— The President and Mrs.
Roosevelt and their party, who are returning: from
St. Louis, are expected to reach Washington to
morrow morning at 7 o'clock. The Cabinet will
meet at 11 o'clock, bo the President will see few
visitors until Wednesday. His message having been
completed, he will give most of his time to mem
bers of Congress, who nr.. arriving dally In great
numbers. No social affairs at the White House
are announced for this week.
The bay trees which ornament the front portico
and terraces of the White House are to be stored
for the winter in new greenhouses in trie Wash
ington Monument grounds. Colonel Bromwell. Sup
erintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, has
reported to the War Department the completion of
two of these houses and the headlining; of a third.
Ifrom the tribune bureau.]
Washington, Nov. la— Secretary of State and
Mrs. Hay will give the first Cabinet dinner of the
season in honor of the President and Mrs. Roose
velt on Tuesday, January 10. In accordance with
tho arrangement made by Mrs. Roosevelt and the
wives of the Cabinet members at their meeting last
Tuesday, the host and hostess need not restrict
their guefsts to the Cabinet circle, but may invite
any one Ihey please. The time honored custom of
inviting only the members of the President's offi
cial family to Cabinet dinners has been a subject
of critical comment for years. The departure Just
made was first suggested several years ago by Mrs.
Root, when her husband was Secretary of War.
She maintained that a diversity of guests would be
more agreeable to the President and his wife and
do away with the monotony of meetlnrr the same
company at table every other -week throughout the
official season. The only restriction Is that In fat
ure the Cabinet host and hostess, having selected
their gnesta from general society, will .submit the
list to the. President before Invitations ere sent
Secretary Morton authorizes a denial of the pub
lished reports of the engagement of his daugh
ter. Miss Pauline Morton, to Thomas Chalmers, of
Washington, Nov. 2S— The Italian Ambassador
and Baronesa Mayor "les Plar.ches have Invitations
out for a musical party early in December, when
an Italian pianist will entertain the companj-.
The BUsiM r.ol rl. who have been >?:■ sts for some
time at the embassy, will sail for Europe soon.
Arthur S. Ralkos, counsellor of the British Em
bassy, who has been appointed by his government
Minister to Chill, and Is about to sail for his post,
paid a farewel visit to Secretary Hay Ibla morning.
Washington, Nov. 28.^Maj'or Colin Powys Camp
bell, of England, has arrived in Washington, and
this morning he secured a license f'.r his marriage
to Miss Nancy L. C. LHter, daughter of the tata
Lvvi Z. Leiter. and Bister of Lady Curzon. Tha
wedding will take place at noon to-morrow at the
home of Mra. Loiter on Dupont Circle. Tho cere
mony will be performed by the Rev. Roland Cot
ton Smith, rector of St. Johns Episcopal Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgre Choata Kendall pave a din
ner dance to-night, and will jrlve another to-rr.nr
row for the latter's debutants daughter. Miss Flor
ence Conrad. The guests who came early for .'.in
ner thlo evening; Included Miss Eleanor Hoyt. Miss
Mary Southerland. Miss Bateman. Miss Caroline
BchroedW, Gould Lincoln, Dr. Dlxon, Mr. Green,
Mr. Alexander, Lietitenant MdDnugal. Dr. Hilliard
and Mr. Walnwright. Bfr. find Mrs. Kendall and
their daughter have been abroad for tha hurt law
years. They will spend the winter ln Washington
and have taken the home of Surgeon General
George M- SN.riiberg. Mm. Kends.ll will give a co
tll!:n for Mi?s Conrad early ir. January.
Mrs. Eikins has joined her father. ex-Senator
Davis, at H t Springs, Vo., for a short visit.
Speaker Cnnuon arrived In Washington this after
Representative and Mrs. H-nry Klrke Porter and
tbe latter's ilausrhtrr. Miss Hegenwn, have opened
thfir Washington home for tbe winter. Mrs. Porter
has cards out for a musical entertainment on De
c«mb«r 12.
Mrs. ChafCee has Invitations out for November 30
for a luncheon in honor of Mrs. Richard Butler, of
Mrs. McKenna, wife of Associate Justice Mo-
Kenna. is in New-York with her daughter, Mrs.
Pitts Duffleld. Miss Hildegarde McKenna has re
covered from her recent serious illness.
Mr. and Mrs. George Howard have, returned from
a trip to Europe, which Included a visit to Tho
Hague, where Mr. Howard's father. Sir Hecry
Howard, is British Minister.
Society will be extensively represented this after
noon in St. Agnes's Chapel, at the wedding of Ar
thur Iselln and Miss Eleanor Jay, which takes place
at 3 o'clock. The ceremony will bo performed by
j the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dlx. and Bishop Potter will
j give the benediction. Miss Therese Ise-lln. Miss
Beatrice and Miss Gladys Mills, Miss Adelaide Ran
dolph, Miss Sybil Douglas. Miss Wenonah Wetmore
and Miss Julia. Henderson will be the bridesmaids,
while Robert Goelet. Ernest and Lewis Iselin, Ar
thur S. Burden. Maxwell Stevenson. Kenneth Budd.
Edison Lewis and Ellis Postlethwaite will bo the
ushers. After the ceremony the parents of the
bride Colonel and Mrs. William Jay. will receive
their guests at their house. hi East Saventy-seaMid-
Bt.. which Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ooelot, who rent It
for the winter, have vacated for tho wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Amsinek>-the latter former
ly Mrs. James Hude B» tanan— are duo here to-day
from Europe. and will spend the winter at No. 1
Vest Forty-seventh-st. Mrs. Amslnck's former
home, in East Forty-seventh-st.. is being rebuilt.
Among others expected here to-day from abroad
are Barons Louis o&d Alphonse Rothschild, sons of
Baron Albert Rothschild, the head of the Viennese
branch of the preat banking bouse of that name,
and Baron Krdman Podewils, a sun of the Prime
Minister of Bavaria, "
Jonkheer de Marees van Swlnderin, the Nether
lands Minister to the United States. Balls day after
to-morrow from Europe for New- York, and his wed
ding with Mias Elisabeth L. Glover will take place
on Wednesday. December 21.
Mra. J. Hood Wright hns Issued cards for a re
ception on December £» at her house, in Flfth-ave..
for th« debut of her granddaughter. Miss Nelda
Wright Robinson.
Mrs Ci)rnelii's" Vanderbllt and Miss Gladys Van
derbilt have sailed from Europe, and are due here
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Haker returned to town
yesterday from Tuxedo for the season.
The Count ar.d Countess Alexander Baro'dlnsen
are receiving congratulations on the birth of a
daughter yesterday at the home of the eountess'a
mother, Mrs. Joseph F. Stone at No. 123 East Thlr
ty-ei«hth-s1 The couple were married last Feb
ruary at tho Church of the Ircarnation.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maclay Bull return to town
to-morrow from Hot Springs. Va.. for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Guthrle arrive to-day
In town from Locust Valley. Lon? Island, for the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Alexander are at the
Marquand house, at Madlson-ave. and Sixty
elghth-st.. which they haTe rented tor the season,
ponding the completion of their own house In West
A cable message was received from Paris yester
day announcing the birth there of a daughter to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clown, Jr. She Is their sec
ond daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kountze have arrived In I
town and are at their house In East Fifty-soy- i
Mr. and Mrs. R. Fulton Cutting have Issued In
vitations for a dance for young people at their
house in East Slxty-aeventh-st. on December 12.
Mrs. Edward C. Hoyt entertains a large party
at dinner to-night in the ladies' annex of the Met-,
ropolitan Club. She has likewise Issued Invitations'
for a bridge whist party on December I*.
_____ \
Mrs. A. Holland For !••.■<« has issued cards for a
dinner on Thursday evening.
._ Society La lntertafd la the boxoar to be hold to
flay and to-morrow at th* . Tralr.l-* School for
New-York Hospital Nurses. No. » West Blxt««r.th-
Bt.. the proceeds from which are to to toward th«
fund for the new clubhouse for nurses m West
Nlnety-second-st. Amons the patronese-a »r« Mn
John Jaoh Astor. >fVs. Clarence H. Macaav 5E£
Mrs. Julien T. DavJ«s yes a luncheon party la
the ladies' annex of the Metropolitan Club on D*.
Porchielli's * La GJoconda" was witnessed by a
large and brilliant audience at the opera hut
night. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs A.
D. Juilllard. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt Mr
and Mrs. John Clafiin. Mr. and Mrs. H. c. Fahn-1
stock. Mr. -i-.,l Mrs. George J. Gould. Mr. "and
Mrs. Georga Her.ry WRrren. Crei»hton Webb. Mla«
Trevor. Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Mills. Mr and Mra.
Frank AVobb. Mi™ Fredrica Webb. Senator and
Mrs. Depew. Mrs. Goelet. James Henry Smith.
Viscountess of Maitland. Norman Wbit<»hou3e. Mr
and Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay. Mrs. I. Totrr!»« = a
Burden. Mr and Mrs. James B. Ha?fln. Mrs. H.
Y. Satterlee. Mrs. Van Nest, the Misses Parsoni]
John E. Parsons. Mr. and Mrs. abridge T. G«rry"
Miss Gerry. Mr. and Mrs. Seth Barton French. Mr
and Mrs. E. R. Thomas. Mr. and Mm W. d!
Sloane. Jamea Stlllman. Mr. and Mrs Jamea A.
Stlllman, General and Mrs. Lloyd Brtce. Mr*.
Astor. Mrs. John Jacob Astor. Mr and Mrs. Clar
ence M Hyde.. Mr. and Mrs. E. Francis Hyde. Mrt.
R. T. Wilson and Mrs. Robert Goelet.

Dr. Leslie 1). Ward, vice-president of the Pruden
tial Insurance Company, of Newark, *ay» a. dinner
at Delmonico-s last night in honor of Governor
Franklin Murphy and Governor-elect E. C. Stokes.
Others who enjoyed the hospitality of Dr. Ward
were Cornelius N. Bliss. William H. Truesdal*. Sen
ator John Kean. Edgard B. Ward. George W. Per
kins. Thomas N. McCarter. Gage E. TarbeH, U H.
McCarter, Senator Dryden. Valentine P. SnyW H*
McK. Twombly and Robert H. McCarter. *
Greenwich. Conn.. Nov. 2S.— Miss Amanda El!».
beth Smith, daughter of Mr. a.-.d Mrs. Charlsa E.
Smith, and Frank Kneeland Grain wera married
at noon to-day at the home of the bride's parents,
in Sound Beach. The Rev. Louis French, rector or
St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Noroton. officiated.
Miss Maty E. Smith wis the bridesmaid. *.-.■! Lieu
tenant Albert Morgan, U. S. A., acted as best man.
The brtd**3 family is an old and prominent one.
and she has achieved som* local reputation as a
writer of illustrated newspaper articles. The bride
trroom is the son of a member of ths Wall Street
firm of Duncan Sherman & Co. of a. score of years
ago, and his great-grandfather waa British consul
a.L Gibraltar, His gift to the bride was an emerald,
surrounded by diamonds and set in a ring, which
came to him by descent from his grandfather.
Archbishop Farley gave a dinner at th« epUco*
pal residence last night for Archbishop Agtua, tha
Papal Delegate from the Philippines. Many promi
nent clergymen and laymen wer« present.
» {
Davis & Robinson has leased tor the winter
months the residence of Colgate Hoyt. No. M
Park-aye., to a woman. The building is a six story
American basement house. 25x1G0 feet.
For A. L. C. Atkinson. Secretary of the Terri
tory of Hawaii, a dinner was given last night at
the Lotos Club. No. 66S Fifth-aye.. by Dr. Will
lam Conrad Wile. Editor of "The NswEnaJaaf
Medical Monthly." Brief addresses were mads by
District Attorney Jerome. H. H. Vreeland. *aa
W. Griggs. former United States Attorney Gen
era! Dr. Wile and Secretary Atkinson. Mr. At
kinson complimented American Institutions aaa
said the people of Honolulu and Hawaii now loahat
forward to a great future. Others present at tna
dinner were Governor Chamberlain of Connecticut:
ex-Governor Bulkley of Connecticut; Leonard D.
Baldwin, Arthur J. Baldwin. Howard K. Wood asa
Clarkson A. Collins.
Pittsburg. Nov. 23.— Several thousand persons who
had counted on hearing Mm*. Melba sing In Pitts
burs to-night were disappointed. She cam* hers
with her company, but at noon announced that aba
would not sing. While her manager declared that
she was ill. it was reported that sb« had beta
angrry at the small advance sale of seats.
Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fisk<\ assisted by Mrs. Ly«
man Flske, Mrs. William T. Cornell. Mrs. Rlch
ard King and Mrs. Florence Guernsey, will pf aside
at this afternoon's reception at th« Comparative
Exhibition. On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Douglas
Robinson will pour tea, and on the following Sat
urday afternoon. December 10. which is the final re
ception. Mrs. Astor will preside, assisted by Mrs.
C. La Farge, Mrs. Edward Wharton. Mrs. John
Henry Hammond. Mrs. J. Woodward Haven and
Mrs. Charles Howland Russell. This collection Of
paintings has aroused unusual Interest and enthusi
asm among artists and lovers of art, and has In
vited comment here and abroad. Art critics froai
Canada. Boston, the South and the West ha*o
viewed the pictures.
London, Nov. 28.— King Edward haj approvsel thfj
following appointments:
G«rard Lowther, British Minister at Santiago da
Chill, to be Minister at Tangier.
Arthur Raikes, secretary of the British Fir.r>*J«y
at Washington, to be Minister At Santiago.
President Rush Rhees, of the University of Roch
ester, was elected president of the Association of
Colleges and Preparatory Schools of th* MWdJ«
States and Maryland, at the annual meeting, h«ld
In Princeton last week.
Albany. Nov. 2S.— Governor (Veil arrived In Al
bany to-day He will remain here until to-oorro«
when he expects to go to Newburg.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 23.— A telegram **•
Troitzkossavsk. Asiatic Turkey, reports th» ar
rival of the Dalai Lama at U'rga, Monso!ia. SB
November 27, where he was welcomed by a taß
gathering a! Mongolian priests and Inhabitants-
The Dalai Lama has taken up his residence at «•
Buddhist Monastery of Ghandam.
Sends to National Committeeman Portrait,
with Indorsement.
In a store window In Fort Ch— tag a» a I****
picture of President Roosevelt, whlcCi ha* J'-ist
been received by National Cam rait teaman WlUlaia
L. Ward. On M is Inscribed in Prasidant lanaa*
veil's handwriting. "To W. L. Ward, Esq.. with
•incerest regard* and thanks of hU friend. Theo
dore Roobevvlt."
The President Is said to be pleased with Mr.
Ward's work in the recent campalsn. On th»
Thursday before election Mr. Ward wrote to th»
President the no matter what any or.* else saiA
his' plurality in this State would be »• great aa
that of President McKinley four years previous.
Vice- Pre.sldt-nt -elect Fairbanks sent to Mr. Ward
a large autograph several w*eks ago.
St. Matthew's Protestant Episcopal Church. N*
23 Weal Elshty-fourth-st.: James H. Falcon*?,
wurden; Augustus W. Kelley. Edward Berry. Wal
ter B. Tufts and Alfrod O. mlth. vestrymen
St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church: Ed
war.l J. Swords, warden, for two years: Joh«
Boardman. Jr.. Henry Btschoff. Jr.. and Henry W.
llelghley. vestrymen, for three yean. •-; .
St. Georges Church. Brooklyn; H«wry Totnfcma.
warden for two years; Charles D. Wells. Char]**
8. Stephens and Wlnfleld 3. Cox. vestrymen, ■«
three year*. _
Tlssot's illustration* of the Old Testament are »«
view for a short time only at »ho American Art
Galleries, In Madison Squaro South. The <**"£
tlon Is open from » a. m. to 6 p. ru on «•** «*•*
and from 2 p. in. to 6 p. m. on Sundays.
Indianapolis. Nov. SS.-Chalrman T**fart "•***"
flay he would leave here for New-York w-fflorfs.
and would be at aiUiooAi haadqwUri •• *""^
day. — - • -

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