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Amusement*. ACJUJEMT or MUSlC— S:ls— Siberia. ICAK— 6: It— of th» White Slav--. :;CUASCO— 6— Adrta. HlJOC— 2— *:ls— The >:>:- Mar-. • DR'AV — ■:•• — «Jtr*B«-U *:18-Lr,dy T<>arlr. CimXE— 2*-s— Vaudsrllle. CRITERION — 8:20 — Cousin B»Iy VAST'S — <»~Tfcc Du«*he«s of l>an«i<\ l'!'h"X .NH'.-'Ei: -Woria in Wax. UMPIRE— *:»— Little Minister. UAHVkrS— T«c CoUeca Widow. GARRICK— SAO— You Never Can Ttll. HAMiIERSTEIX'S VICTORIA— 2— B:IS— Vaudeville. UARLEM- 8— School Girl. HKRALI> SQUARE— »:I5 — The VI oman In th« C«»«. HUDSON — S:3o— Ptronshe«rt. IKVIXO PLACE — 8:10 — Die I.«rbesscb«t!e. KNICKERBOCKER— 3— Lucky Durbatn LEW FIELDS'S — It HaoDt>ne<l In Nordland. UUEUTi'— Ma Couslne — S:l.'.— L* i'aw«reJle. LYCEUM — 2:ir> — I>:3o— Mi-- I^fiinßwell'B Boots. 1 — — Fantana. MADISON SQUARE — «:Ho— Mrs. Temple's Telecram. -MANHATTAN— 6:I&— Leah KL-sehr.a. JiTTROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE— Rh«lagol«i. NEW-AMSTERDAM— — Humpty I>umptV. XBW-yORK— — Little Johnny Jones. ITUNCESS — 2:30 — — Love in Idle-tiers. SAVOY—* — Friqwt. FT. NICHOLAS JUNK -Ice Skatin*. W'ALLACK'S — S:iO— The ranker Consul. *.\"Er>ER MUSIC HALL— P— Vaudeville. SVJSST i:ND — 6 — Thp Eternal City. Index to Advertisements. r«*». Col. I Pane Col Amazements ... 16 « I Limited Copartnership Bankers & Brokers.. 15 3-4! Notice* IS •> fcooks & Publir&t'nM'J 4-0! Jl-etlnrs 1« « Brooklyn Properly for I Ocean Steamers II 4-» Pale 10 ■ l'repoi-al* Jj <* C:ty Prop, for Sal«..l'> ft! Railroads 11 &-« fo/anvy Property for Heal Estate 10 £ Sale" ' ...JO •■• Special Notices » « Dividend Notice* ...15 •• .Steamboats .« « 71xcu«lons 15 «) euiTOgmttm' Notices.. .15 « Financial W 5-4 To'-I>t tor Business T-icaaclal Meetings. .15 8 Purpose* ••••■• *" .•' Foreclosure Sale*.... 15 « Tribune Sub n Rate*. .» « Isslructlon I" •'• Trust Companies » « lr*uranc« Adjuster*. W 6 Winter Resort e 11 •-* Mtrriarec & Deaths. » I - _____^______ Sim ; lorliSfoils Srilmus THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1905. THE XEWH THIS HORXIXG. FOREIGN.— The situation In Poland seems to be crowing; worse; although Warsaw is more quiet, the strike is rapidly spreading: in the towns, and there are rears of further rioting at the capital to-day. ===== The Russian Emperor received a deputation of workmen at Tsarskoe Selo; he c-hided them for their action, counselled patience and promised reforms. : ■ Prince Sviatopolk-Mlrsky. tho Russian Minister of the Interior, has resigned, ana M. Boullgan. a reac iionary. is expected to succeed him. Ad vices from Russian headquarters in Manchuria ray that the armies are in their former positions; the cold weather caused intense suffering to the Russian wounded. ■■ There was a stormy Kcene In the Italian Chamber of Deputies, where Premier TJttoni repelled a Socialist attempt to tore* the government to protest to the Czar. . M. Galovine. chief of the Odessa police, ■eras shot, but not dangerously wounded while driving in the centre of the city. -- Reports of surgeons of General Oku'a army show that since the beainnlns; of the campaign about ,j,<X>o men were killed and 20,000 wounded, of whom 16 per cent have died; there were only forty deaths from sickness. ===== Premier Ttaxa pre sented the resignation of the Hungarian Cabinet to the Emperor. - Russia, In the commercial treaty with Germany, accepted the Brussels EUgar convention and gave promise that no re strictions would be placed on Jewish salesmen. CONGRESS.— Senate: Discussion of the State hood bill continued. == House: The Post efflce Appropriation bill was under considera tion. DOMESTlC— Cardinal Gibbons denied Sen ator Bard's charge that the Catholic Church had ettempted to influence his conduct regarding distribution of funds for Indian schools. = — A call was issued for a caucus of Republican Representatives to consider railroad rate legis lation on Friday afternoon. - -■ Senator Mitch oil, of Oregon, was again indicted on six counts for alleged bribery ii: connection with the land fraud cases. ===== The Rev. Dr. James Henry Darlington, of Christ Church, Brooklyn, was <M«ei«d Bishop of Harrisburg. -■ ■ A confer ence of leaders called by Governor Higgins was held 10 discuss new tax measures to increase tho State's revenues. The Assembly of the Nf-w-York Legislature directed its Judiciary I'ommiltce to investigate the charges of "postal zrufi" made against Justice Warren B. Hooker, of the Supreme Court. ■■■ ■ . A sleighing party of church members was struck by a train near -\rkport, N. V.. and six women were killed. ■ President Eliot of Harvard In his annual re port sail that the deficit of the university for ,ih* year J903-'O4 amounted to more than $30. <«iO. "== Two indictments for bigamy were found against Johann Hoch in Chicago; his alleged wives now number thirty-one. == The <iay ■i* the coldest of the winter in the North •uest. temperature as low as 45 degrees below zero being: reported In South Dakota and Mon tana. ClTY.— Stocks active and irregular. ===== The jdft of $1,100,000, including land in Ri\-erside Drive*, to the Union Theological Seminary, was announced; the name of the giver was kept se cret. zz=r- Representatives of the elevated and '•übway motortnen and trainmen declared they would tie i:p those systems if their demands were not granted to-day. ■. . Richard Croker arrived to attend the funeral of his son. — ■• The jury In the Lundberg trial disagreed and "was discharged. "' It was learned that La Champagne, sailing to-day, will carry $9,130,000 in gold. ■■ ■ An Italian boy of fourteen killed, it is alleged, a companion, sixteen year" old. THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day: Fair and colder. The temperature yesterday: Highest, 27 degrees; lowest, 10. MR. MADOO'S SUGGESTIONS. The efforts of a dozen years at police reform hare been practically unavailing. The force Is confessed to be to-day almost when* it was in 1893, when the public conscience revolted at the disclosures of the Lexow investigation. The gains for good government in the ether depart ments of the municipality have been many and Important; In the Police Department few and nugatory. Administrations come and go, but "the system" goes on forever. The "Jimmy" Martins, the "Big Bill" Deverys, the Alexander Williamses, the "Alike" Murphys— glories of police corruption— disappear; but If "the system" is embodied to-day In less picturesque personalities it still remains. Tb?6e dozen years have not been without efforts at reform. Tb>» public optimism has turned from one Idea to another for relief. Iv the famous days of I^exow four men were at the head of the departmeai. By courtesy and for purpoeee of appointment they were called 'bipartisan." If they were so. nobody noticed it in their acts.. If the public complained of the evils of the Police Department, the retort was: "Both parties arc at the head of the de partment. Tammany is not responsible for "the corrupti'.;.'." The first effort of reform was to establish party responsibility. A single headed comxnis ijou was tho panacea of police ills. So when tbe limits of New- York were extended, provi sion was made for one commissioner in place of the four. Then came the administration of Van Wyek, with that wonderful single headed -ommlssiou in the person of "Mike" Murphy, ably assisted by his first subordinate, "Big Bill" Devery. Single headed or bipartisan, "the sys tem" was there* still. Party responsibility djd nut effect the care. Under this system the sin gle Commissioner was not removable by the Mayor except on charges. 11 was thought the idea of responsibility bad r.ot been applied to its logical end. Not only the party In power In the municipality must be responsible, but the bead of the city administration itself. 80 when the charter was amended the Mayor received power to remove the Commissioner of Police. Thus the Mayor was estopped from pleading :bat he was powerless to mend the ways of tho Police Department, once his Commissioner wan in office. Each of these changes In regard to the police was viewed by the public with considerable optimism, but we have to-day Mr. McAdoo con fessing by his elaborate suggestions for legis lation that he, is powerless against "the sys tem.** "The system." according to Mr. McAdoo, is In the personnel, and without extensive changes in that body no Commissioner, however well int«arioned or forceful, can give a good administration. The attention of public opin ion and of legislation, attracted perhaps by the < onepicuousness of the old "bipartieans." and of "Mike" Murpby and his like, has been con nted too long upon the head of the depart ment. "Look elsewhere." says Mr. McAdoo, perhaps a little embarrassed as the focus of public gaze. .Mr. McAdoo' s suggestions aro interesting, aris ■ ng. as they do. from a year's experience with "ihe system." Some are of unquestionable util ity. Doubtless all arc Intended <<» be tentative, and in that spirit they are properly submitted t» the Chamber of Commerce Committee of Nine, which is going into the whole subject of police reform in the broadest manner, and may be expected to reach conclusions of value. This is no time for the man with the panacea. We present above a testimonial to several pana ceas of police i"f-»rin. Only patient investi-:; tion and thoughtful consideration will result in real benefit. How hazy and experimental the whole subject is appears iv the suggestions re garding the Commissioners term. Mary ex perts want that official appointed for life, and thus largely independent of the Mayor. Mr. McAdoo would have the Commissioner serve two years and be removable only on charges. Yet but a few years ago that principle was rejected for the Bake of unifying the local ad ministration and making tho police an Integra, part thereof. "Responsibility* 1 was a blessed word, but something stronger than blessed words is needed to overthrow "the system." UAKIXG VBW STATES. The bill for the creation of two new States out of the four Territories of Oklahoma. Indian Territory. Arizona and New-Mexico, which will be brought to a vote in the Senate next Tues day, is a compromise measure, and, like all compromises, fails, of course, to meet anybody's ideal. Those who think we have States enough for the present jind that no new Senators should be sent to Washington to represent sparsely settled districts feel that the creation of two* States would bo only less objectiona ble than the creation of four. On the other hand, those who for one reason or another are concerned to preserve the individuality of the existing Territories think that their present con dition is about as endurable as consolidated Statehood. It Is impossible . to satisfy every body. Bach bide must give up something if any progress is to be made in legislation, aud it wotdd seem as if tne pending measure struck a fair balance with which both can refisonably bo content. Even those who are most conservative about swelling the number of the States must agree that the American citizens who have built up these Territories cannot be kept indefinitely In a state of tutelage. They are bound before long to secure self-government aud a voice in national affairs. It is idle to think of keeping them out. The practical i6sue ib between ad mitting two States now or leaving the prob lem to be solved by future chance, with the possibility of four States and double the dan ger of ultimate rotten boroughs. To the advo cates of the larger number of States this con sideration may seem a reason why they should staud out, In the hope of getting what they want, if they take a purely selfish view of the question and are solely concerned to create many seats in the Senate and State offices for themselves, that, of course, will be their atti tude. But. if they aspire, to a voice in direct ing national policy, they should coastdef the national welfare superior to the claims of local or personal interests. We have faith In the gradual development of the Southwest, though we do not believe it des tined to support a dense population. Under the most favorable conditions New-Mexico and Ari zona together are not likely ever to have more than a million or a million and a half of people. That is not too much for one State, and if there is ever anything like that population, or even any such growth a« to Justify Statehood at all. the new development will submerge the present diverse types and produce a homogene ous people. On the other hand, it: is to be re membered that the population of a mining coun try is necessarily uncertain. Nobody can tell when exhausted veins or new discoveries may cause a shifting of the people. A small State which under present promising conditions might perhaps be thought to have some claims to admission could easily by Industrial reverses be converted into another Nevada. If such a district is to be admitted at all, it should have an area Inrge enough to insure against such contingencies. Arizona and New-Mexico together would be large enough and have enotich diversity of Industries to guard rea sonably against the rotten borough danger. As for Oklahoma and Indian Territory, it would he folly to think of keeping them separate. The division is recent find w:is made for temporary purposes. The wisdom of reunion is obvious. The pending bill !ms been carefully framed for the protection of the civilized Indians and tho promotion of education, and makes strong "laims to the support of all those who desire to make the most liberal response possible to the aspirations of the people in the Territories, while safeguarding the rights of people in the present Htates and the welfare of the whole country. THE CZAR AXD HIS PEOPLE. The Czar has again appeared as the "Little Father." He has done so before a select dele gation of his people, numbering less than one-tenth as many as those whom his sol diers have within a few days shot down in the streets. His address to them Is academi cally correct. It is marked with the exhorta tions to patience, the promises of reform and the condescending pardon characteristic of for mer imperial utterances. At the same time is announced the retirement from the Ministry of the Interior of Prince Sviatopolk-Mlrsky, the most liberal and progressive of the Czar's ministers and the one who, above all others, has favored the granting of the people's re quests! A fortnight ago the Czar's reception of hia people, or of their representatives, would have marked a beneficent epoch in Russian history. At the present time it comes too late. We do not know whether the delegation of thirty-four which the Czar received yesterday was really represeiitutivo or was got up for the purpose by some agents of the government. We shall do the Oaur the justice to assume that he re garded it as representative, in good faith, and tbat he spoke to it sincerely. But even thus we cannot ignore the fact that his act comes too late. At best he is yielding to a forcible outbreak und to v threat of revolution that which h» refused to a peaceful and loyal re quest. He will bo suspected, whether rightly or wroisgly. of having yielded to f»nr, end tur bulent spirits throughout the empire will bo encouraged to think that hereafter the best way to gain their ends will be not to plead for them loyally, but to seek them through sedi tious outbreak. The authority mid dignity of the imperial crown are impaired, and thero is created an ominous menace to the future peace of the empire. His majesty's declaration that In their first attempt to see him tho people were "led astray by traitors and enomie9" sounds much like Grand Duke Vladimir's declaration that "be ; "hind tin's peaceful procession was an anarchist "and socialist plot, of which the overwhelming "majority of the workinguien were merely inno "eeut tools." What assurance is there that these thirty-four favored ones were any more loyal than those who marched toward the pal ace to offer "homage aud petitions"? If the government knew that the vast majority of that great company was innocent and loyal, why did it treat them all as though they wore, rebellious'/ If only a few of them were sedi tious and criminal in Intent, why waa there dftnger, is the grand duke say*, that the Inno ! cent aud loyal multitude would sack the iin NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THUKBDAY, PEBRUABTY 2. 1905. pedal palace? These utterances do not seero consistent ami tney strengthen to a regrettable degree the view, sure to bo urged by harsher critics, that the Czar's act of ostensible grace was inspired by fear, and that the purpose of his government Is to temporize with the insur rection rather than to grant the reasonable re quests of the Russian people. : HLOOD WILL TELL. It must have made all the fighting McCooks, living and (load, tingle with pleasure to hear how a young scion <>f that intrepid stock con ducted himself the other evening in tho presence oi a burglar whom he had surprised in his father's library. He is only twelve years old— about four years younger than the youngest el hia rate who (vent to war in ISGl— but there wore no terrors for him in a novel aud startling situation. Without hesitating for an instant as to his right and duty, without even calling for assistance, he ran to the next loom for a re volver, and then advanced unflinchingly upon the foe, who. seeing what lie was "up against," stood not upon the order of his going, but wont at once— through the nearest window, with a couple of bullets whistling about his ears. It is a cause for regret that youug McCook missed his mark, though not for mortification, for the time was short and the light bad. We heartily congratulate the general on the fact that his son has thus early established a valid moral title to the name he bears. TO TAX WOX-VOTMRB. Believing, with a great and. we hope, an in creasing number of persons, that too much money is spent In political campaigns, and espe eudly that the practice of hiring citizens to vote ought to be stopped. Mr. Samuel L. Parrlsh, chairman and treasurer of the Suffolk County Republican Committee, suggests a plan for di minishing the evil. He has sent to members of his committee. Republican Senators and Assem blymen at Albany, Republican members of Con gress from this State and others whom he hopes to interest v circular letter proposing the impo sition of a poll tax of $5 on every qualified voter, to be remitted in the case of every one who votes. His idea is that for that purpose certain specified officers should be required to put on the polling list the names of all voters in each Assembly district, but he would provide for the acceptance of reasonable excuses from citizens who bad been k<>>f from the polls through no fault of their own. This is not an absolutely novel proposition, and we are not sure but that a bill to the same effect has been introduced In the legislature within a few years. Objections to the plan will readily occur to the recipients of Mr. Parrish's letter, and have doubtless o«eurred to him. It may be held, In the first place, that such a tax, lacking uniformity, would be unconstitutional; and even if it were found to be valid it might not prove to be practicable. Obviously the list of voters could not be made up until after the registration had been completed, and then many facts, including such changes of residence as would disqualify those registered, would have to be taken into account. Perhaps more machin ery would be needed, In large cities at least, than Mr. Parrlsh supposes, and we fear It would not be hard to make a pretty thin excuse serve the purpose of n delinquent seeking exemption from the tax. Put the object Mr. Parrlsh has In view is a good one, and there is something very agreeable in the thought of reversing a fa miliar campaign process by making failures to vote a source of revenue instead of spending a large amount of money iv "persuading" citizens to g<> to the polls. At all events, the proposal Is deserving of attention— of more attention, per haps, than it is likely to receive. THE TREASURY OUTLOOK. The Treasury's January report is distinctly encouraging, if one goes a little deeper than mere surface appearances. It is troe that the deficit for the month wns §64216,714, and that the Treasury's losing balance is bigger now than It has l>rvn at any time since the fiscal year began. Tor the lirst seven months of the year tno deficit stands at S2&sß63o7— against $23. 790.115 on August ::i and $35,829,251 on No vember £0. Yet there are many indications that the Treasury has at last turned its cor ner, and that a material excess of receipts over expenditures will be shown in tho next five months. January's deficit, to begin with, is a little smaller than the January deficit in 1904. A year ago the losing balance for the month was $6401,629. Receipts this year have been near ly $2,000,000 greater— s43,4lo,2Bs, against 941, 588,370. Bui expenditures have risen about ."?"!, 200,000, and the net gain is only $650,000. In every other month but one this year the Treas ury has fallen behind, compared with last year, so that January's showing is an exceptionally favorable one. If conditions continue as they are, a notable Improvement in the Treasury sit uation is bound to follow. Last year between February 1 and July 1 a surplus was run up of nearly $12,000,000. An equal gain now will re duce the vet defi.it for the year to a little over $16,000,000. Customs receipts continue to show a slight advance. For January they were $22.303,860— a gain over January. VMI, of more than $1,000, 000. Internal revenue collections were larger this year by about $800,000. The shrinkage in income of the first quarter has been gradual ly made good. At the end of September this shrinkage was $5,400,000. To-dny the situation has been reversed. The total collections for the seven months of this liseal year have been !J. 0,^1, 000.138, against i?311),425,5!0 in the tlrat seven months of the last fiscal year. Expenditures still run ahead, however. Sr> far this year the excess is between $31,000,000 and $32,000,000. Of this $13,000,000 has gone to the navy. The army has taken about J^.000.000, the civil es tablishment $8,000,000, ii ml the Indian ser vice S-'.000.000. Pension payments are a little smaller and interest charges have been station ary- But army and navy expenditures are now falling more and more toward last year's level. Disbursements to these two services In Jan uary were $20.000,000, against about $18,000,000 in January, 1904— an excess of only $12,000,000, while the average excess for the six months preceding was something over $3,000,000. From now on, therefore, tho Treasury Is like ly to find less trouble in making ends meet. The most trying months of the year are July, October and January. July, when heavy defi ciency payments fall due. is the worst month. But after January April is the only one ■which threatens a deficit, and March and June are gen erally counted on for substantial surpluses. Treasury officials aro Justly confident that tho worsi strai'.i of the year is over, and that the not deficit for. the twelve months -which Democratic orators not long ago were hysteri cally estimating at "$140,000,000 or over"— will shrink to less than one-seventh of that fabu lous amount. BTATBH ISLAXirs FUTURE. Richmond County's opportunities for advance ment have been sorely neglected tor season*, but now there arrears to be sufficient reason for the realization of the expectations of her citizens. Many years ago the bluff and Impetu ous Krantub Wiinau tried to convince the peo ple of New-York that the development of Staten lfeland had been sorely neglected, and that there were tempting occasions for large profits In the lower region of the Ray; but tlie drift of Im provements went on '.n Manhattan, The Bronx and on Long Island with much persistence, and the chances of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to develop its connections and ter minals In Richmond County were not taken advantage of with energy. The time will come when this magnificent re- gion of the rity will Ngaia its former pmtUm and again be a place of earm>-t I sales of real estate. It is true that tii > tfM* tione of the Standard Oil Company upon 0M Xew-Jereey coast will for :i lont: time, ilominatf the development of the nlmres of the Kill yon Kull, but States Island Is the jewel of our har bor, and there is room In It and to spare for great future growth and for a far larger popu lation than it now contains. January went out deeply in debt to New- York's Street Cleaning Department. It failed to deliver the expected "January thaw." The Municipal Civil Service Commission under Mr. Coler did one excellent piece of work in re vising the rule relating to appeals. It Is to be hoped that his retirement does not mean that the spoilsmen have prevailed upon the Mayor and that the new rule is to be disapproved. The "indefinite postponement" of the hearing on an ordinance prohibiting the use of fireworks in /his city Is much to be regretted. It is ominous of the continuance of the reign of terror and the orgy of noise, mutilation. Incendiarism and death that yearly prevail for weeks In this afflicted community. Not a day should be wasted In taking- action to exclude from this city a curse that each year claims hundreds of victims and costs millions of dollars. But if we cannot have a prohibitory ordinance, such as many other cities have and such as every civil ized community should have, let us at least have a strict enforcement by the police of the exist ing ordinances. That will be a sweet boon such as we never yet have enjoyed within the mem ory of living men. The Hon. John Sharp Williams seems now adays to be loading the minority of the minority. The Hon. James H. Eckels Is not at all pleased with President Roosevelt's railroad rate regula tion programme. Mr. Eckels, If we remember rightly, was one of the statesmen who helped to "bunco" the St. Louis Convention into nom inating Alton B. Parker for the Presidency. In the most conspicuous automobile accident yesterday it was pleaded in extenuation that the machine "skidded" and did not obey the guid ance of the motonnar. That may be. We be li> v»- that does often happen. But that is simply another and an uncommonly strong argument for two things. One is the need of the utmost caution upon tho part of the drivers of the ma chines. The other is the desirability of devoting inventive attention not so much to the develop ment of high speed as to absolute trustworthi ness in all circumstances. An automobile that would never "skid" would be worth far more than one that could run two miles a minute. A boulevard from the Williamsburg Bridge to the Bowery, as provided for in the Delancey-st. bill introduced at Albany the other day. would wonderfully brighten up a part of the city now sadly In need of Much adornment. THE TALK OF THE DAT. There is a church in the quiet little village of Mumford. near Niagara Falls, which is composed entirely of fossil?. At first glanco the walls appear to be constructed of rough sandstone smeared with an uneven coating of gritty, coarse plaster, but a closer view reveals the error of this first conclusion. Instead of plaster the eyes behold traceries of delicate leaves, lace-work of Inter woven twigs, bits of broken branches, fragments of mossy bark and splinters of wood, all preserved against the wasting of time and decay by being turned into the hardest of flinty limestone. As a matter of fact, every block of atone in the four walls is a closely cemented mass of dainty fossils. CULTURE AND POLISH. rAocordini t "The Manchester Guardian"' there are several beotMacha in Hungary ho ar« doctorn of philos ophy in the university. If vaulting ambition should prompt you to shine As an artist of skill in the bootblacking line. Don't fun my friend, that the only thins; lacking Is a polishing- brush and a bottla of blacking. Greek Terse is a training which nothing can beat For one who exists upon polishing feet; Nor will he who studied his "Ethics" with care Ever find that his life la a bootless affair. Success isn't granted to indolent ease: Men are only made masters of arts by degrees. Yes, a college career you will find Is your game, For culture and polish are one and the same. —(Punch. The Czar of Russia and the Emperor of Germany might, if they please, dispute with each other as '< to which of the two owns the greater number of palaces. Each might sleep In a different house ! every night for a month and not exhaust the num ber of his various dwelling places, according to ! "The Indianapolis News." Th* Czar Is said to own many country seats— which are kept up In every detail, furnished and furbished &nd crowded with servants— into which he has never eet foot. Kin? Edward of England, while regularly occupying only four, has a dozen or moie homes, which are , ready for him at all times. An Easy Creditor.— ln a certain town of Connecti- ' cut a deacon of the church, charged with soliciting subscriptions for a charity, recently experienced considerable difficulty in getting the townsmen to contribute. To one- of his neighbors the deacon said: •"Oh, come, Richard, do give something." " • "Sorry, deacon," answered Richard, "but I don't see how I can." j "Why not? Isn't the cause a good one?" I "Oh, yes, the cause is good enough; but I owe ' too much money." "But, Richard, you owe God a larger debt than any one else." "That's true, too," drawled Richard, "but God ain't sustain' me."— (Harper's Weekly. Ever since Rice Lake, In Minnesota, was frozen over. it has been noticed that a narrow channel was always open at the thoroughfare leading into Alder Lake, "Tom" Miller early on* morning noticed that a thin coating of ice had formed during j the night. While looking at it be was astonished I to see a big muskallonge start from the east shore and. acting for 311 the world like a tug bucking heavy Ice, break its way to the other shore. Reach- Ing that, the big fish, which, according to Miller, must have weighed seventy-five pounds, started back, trimming up the rough edges of the channel. Mr. Miller says it was the most remarkable sight he ever witnessed. It was remarkable, indeed, re marks "The Buffalo Commercial," which adds: "We regard Mr. Miller's effort as by far th* best winter I fish story of the period." I '' A DEFENCE. [Because a man began to compos.) a poem in his sur etty a Bangor doctor certified that he was drunk.] ■ really seems a little hard. • itecausc- a person Is a bard. '. 'hat doctors should be led to think Kirn very much the worse for drink. 1 till many a songster. 1 aver, 151 5 quite the strict teetotaler. ? tyself. for instance, many a time I five Fcourrd my "Walker" for a rhyme. V-.o written things in sportive mood. & made them scan whene'er I could) jjs,ml several, tho reverse Of solemn. : \\'ere printed In this very column. : Yet when I wrote tin little lay* No bottles stood around on trays; I could have mouthed, without confusion, Th* mystic "British Constitution." I wrote the whole degrading bosh Exclusively on lemon squash. Then take my rivals— Swinburne. Kipling— No one accuses them of tippling; T;nrh would refuse, with visage shocked, ale; Neither could mix the simplest cocktail. —(London Chronicle. • • > A Russian timber dealer has discovered a val uable mine of oak. It is In a river of South Rus tiia. in layers thro* or four feet deep, scattered over one hundred and fifty square miles, and its most striking feature is Its variety of colors, sup posed to be due to the variegated soil of th« river bottom. No fewer than twelve shades of pink, blue, yellow and brown have been noted, each log having Its own uniform shade. The logs taken out have ranged from 40 to 200 feet in length and from 15 to SO Inches in diameter, and it Is estimated that more than 150,000, averaging 70 feet, remain. IN THE GOOD OLD TIMES. Folks married then for good. And took due previous thought Nor ever guessed they could Back out, once they were caught > When gallants offer now*. They cay: "1 like jumwell. Let's make no lasting vow. But try me for a spelll" ■ • — (Lif«. lMffbwir'pl 1 11 1111 >'* About Teople and Social Incident*. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IFTIOM Tins TRIBUXB FT MM i Washington. Feb. I.— President Roosevelt to day received a. delegation from Cincinnati repre senting fifteen of the city's business organizations, who called to tell him they Indorsed his attitude on railroad rate legislation. Secretary Taft in troduced them, and remained at the White House while they saw the President. The substance of the addresses was that the business men were anxious for a "square deal." but did not desire any legislation that would cripple the reads. Senator Cullom. chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, consulted the President tats morning about the arbitration treaties. "I think that there is still hope for ratification this session." Bald Mr. Cullom. "Some of the gentlemen are op posing them on account of that old Southern bond bugbear, but I guess they will come around after a while and vote for them." "But hasn't the President assured Senators Ba con and Morgan that there Is no danger on Oat score?" Senator Cuilom was asked. "Oh. that does not make a bit of difference to them." said Mr. Cullom. "They can't see anything bat the Constitution." Senator Dietrich, of Nebraska, had a talk with. the President this morning about his Alaskan bill; Senator Srnoot, of Utah, took up a question relat ing to the changing of t'te Ulntah Indian Reserva tion to a forest reserve, and Secretary Hitchcock came to Introduce Colonel Dyer. United States District Attorney at St. Louis. Other callers were Senator Hopkins, with Representative-elect Martin Madden, of Illinois: Representative Humphrey, of Washington, and Fish Commissioner Bower*. NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON. [FT»OM THE TRIBUNE BUREAU.] Washington. Feb. I.— Representative and Mrs. Porter gave the first of a series of dinners to-night. Their guests were Speaker and Miss Cannon, the Secretary of War and Mrs. Taft. the Assistant Sec retary of War and Mrs. Oliver. Senator and Mrs. Spooner, Senator and Mrs. Dryden. Lieutenant General and Mrs. Chaffee. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Glover. Mr. and Mrs. Boardman. Miss liegeman and General Wilson. Colonel and Mrs. Broniwell entertained Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Westcott. Mr. and Mrs. McClintock. Miss Durand. Miss Mc- Kenna, Miss Foraker. Captain Fournler. of the French Embassy; Mr. During, of the British Em bassy, and Captain Moore at dinner to-nfght. Miss Elklns, the debutante daughter of Senator and Mrs. Kleins, entertained a company of young friends at dinner to-night. Her guests were Miss Carolyn Huff, Miss Alice Parker. Balsa Errol Brown. Miss Elsie Curtis. Miss Zaldee Gaff. Miss Anna McAuley. Miss Cassie Schroeder. Miss Davis. Mi.-a Bird. James Lounsbery, .Mr. Robb. Cuthbert Brown. Lieutenant Bulmer, Frederick Huldckoper, Charles Huff, Charles Lee. Lieutenant Gibbon. Mr.. Hanf hara. of the Japanese Legation, and Stephen B. Elkins, Jr. General Chaff.- invited a party of army jr.- to luncheon to-day to meet General Funston. General and Mrs. Punston are house guests of General and Mrs. Chaffee. The Bachelors gave tlu-ir second cotillon to-night In the ballroom of the New Wtllard. NEW-YORK SOCIETY. To-night the Charity Ball in behalf of tue Nursery and Child's Hospital will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria, So large has been the *ai*» GATHERED ABOUT TOWS. An indignant man sought the boxofflce of a Broadway theatre the other day. "Look here." he said, "I can't see more than three-quarters of the stage from the «oat you sold me." "That's all right." answered the ticket seller. "you are getting what you paid for.' "What do you mean?" "You gave 75 cents for your seat, alan t you On bright days in winter, as In the "goo-! old summer time," Park-aye. on the heights of Murray Hill is the dally scene of a baby promenade and a veritable congress of nursery maids. Babies blond and babies brunette, puny midgets and husky scions of aristocratic households, blue eyed and black. good natured specimens and some of the sort that seem to have been born to make life a burden to their elders— all of these and more foregather on the western side of the thoroughfare^ and up and down, back and forth, the perambulators come and go between the limits of 34th and 40th sta.. while the nurses exchange the stories of tht-ir troubles and give their respective charge a moiety of un avoidable attention. But the babies are not the only pampered patrons of the avenue. On a re cent afternoon one of the colored men servants of a family on the Hill might have been seen mated for an airing on the thoroughfare with a Boston terrier, "a prize winner at the Garden dog shows, so the servant said. "He is not very well, but old age. I guess, is what's the matter." Th- do* was blanketed and wore the initial of th^ family name. He walked alons: at the end of a ltacler with the air of an Invalid to whom prize winning possibilities were a dead issue. 'He s*ts better care than lots of the babies that take th.- morning sun on this avenue — sirre He do!" was the com ment of his colored chaperon. One of the clerks in a big uptown hotel has conned the pages of registered autographs so lons that his interest in characteristic chirography has made him something of a handwriting expert. His attainments in that direction were the undoing of a guest a few days ago. who was wanted In an other city for forgery. The guest in question had earned some attention In one of the hotel papers for his operations in bogus checks with which he liquidated hotel bills, and his reproduced signature figured in the story. The clerk in question was im pressed by the name when it appeared on the reg ister as one possessed of chtroßraphic peculiarities that seemed familiar, and when a little later a request was made for cash on a check similarly signed, he identified the signature as that of the individual named in the story of punishable meth ods.- The ternporarv absence of the cashier from his place conveniently served the purpose of d»'ay, and a little late? when the check was again ottered the clerk committed thejperpetrator to the enstody of the chief porter, who detained him until it pohce man took him in charge. That title embellished foreign family names have an attraction for many American women ha been abundantly proved. One case In point, that may be cited as evidence, was noted not very long ago at an exclusive uptown hotel. The woman in the case had bided her time in the state of single blessedness until she had passed tho thirty mark; when her patience was rewarded. She married and obtained both the husband and the title. The husband in his bachelorhood lived at a Kifth-ave. hotel, and two days after he had surrendered his apartments the woman tripped into the hotel lobby and, on him the desk, she addressed the clerk, to whom she was known only by sight, with th. query. "Is there any mail for tho Count or Countess V The wedding that had conferred the title on the latter having been celebrated only two days before, the clerk, who hud been so long accustomed to the Count as a bachelor guest. looked askance for a moment at hl3 visitor, who drew herself up to her full height and with the. air of one who knew her rights, even though they had been recently acquired, sho said, "I am the Countess." The proud assertion suggests the story of two titled Englishmen, well known . to each other at home, who met abroad. One was travel ling incognito, while the register of th.- hotel at which both were staying was emblazoned with the full name and title of tne other. "I tin i it very much more comfortable." said the former, "to get about without disclosing my full Identity." "I quite agree with you," said the other, "that It is less bother, but I am married." "What differ ence does that make?" queried the. other. "Oh! I married an American woman," was the answer. When the subway was being built, and th«re was •'kicking." William Barclay Parsons, chief engineer of the Rapid Transit Commission, was fond of pointing to a human ahull on the wall of his pri vate room at his offices. Underneath th* skull was this legend: WARNING ! To those with complaints: This is the result. Th* skull wan found in I*oo. when workmen for th«» subway builders were turning what Is known as the Oanal-st. sewer from the North River to th* East River. Spades turned it up. along with two or three others. In Oliver-at. The subway engi neers thought the skull may have been from th« old Jewish cemetery that still fronts on the New How cry. near Oliver-su It is much the same as it was in the seventeenth century, when Peter tituyvesutit planted land for it. The year before he had refused the request of the Jews of the city for h ceniei< ry of their own. saylnur that "there waa no ueeij fur it." presumably thinking the Jews woul<! aevet die, but in Id* be gave them permission to take »a their own the plot on what was then the east side or the old Bowery RoaU. Mr. Parsons, commenting on the skull in his office, ■aid that many of his visitor* said first. "Mind. I haven't got anything to kt.-k against." H* re marked that *>.ny of th« ■,..>!,. who •'kicked'" about the subway evidently never had wen the skull »nd its- legend. "You sec." added Mr. Par sons, "that man must have had a complaint, for it's very plain he's do.id." of the tickets that the financial suceas* of ti entertainment Is atreadv assured. There are number of well known women Interested la »>•* management of this particular hospital, and * they always take an active part la the ortaahml! tion of f.ie annual ball it has become th« oni, public ball of the season at which the most taa\ ionable element of society is usually to b« i*,. Among- the patronesses, many of whom will "' present, are Mrs. William K. Vanderbllt. Mrs. cw den Goelet. Mrs. M. Ormt Wilson. Mrs. L Town' send Burden and Mrs. Astor. General Freder 1 I D. Grant. General James F. Wade and Ada 11 * 0 * Coghlan. all in full uniform, will open th« bail. At th© Waldorf-Astoria a most successful eatew tainment was given yesterday under the patroßss* of Mrs. Richard Irvtn. Mrs. Charles H. l!ars>^n and several other fashionable women, ia behalf 0 * St. Mary's Free Hospital for Children, jjj NorUica, Sir Charles WyxMlham. Miss Mary Moor* Mm«. Rejane. Edward Terry. Miss Edna 1^» Courtlce Found and Miss Dorothy Geyser flSMag on th« programme and contributed to th« ««*-» ment of the affair w * Among the dinners given last night w«re o«» j, T Mrs. Laurens Y<in Alen. at her house, la g^y, 50th-st., and one by Mrs. A. Holland Forbes, at a* horri». tn East 55th-st. The Belgian Minister and the Baron*** Moneasof will arrive here to-morrow from Washington for • week's stay, after which the baroness «a pro. ■:ee<l to Mexico, while the baron will mars to Washington. Mrs. Berkeley Moatyn and her daughters jn,. Helen and Miss Alexandra Steven*, of Xo. 24 Ejj. bSd-st.. will receive on the first and second MosjSai of this month. Mrs. Francis Burrail Hoffiaaa be at home on Thursdays throughout the cos-* and her cousin. Princess Suasa. Poggio Fhaatf will receive with her to-day. Mrs. M. Dwight Collier has tn-rltstidtrs ozt tot large theatre party this evening The engagement is announced of Miss Cct^* Martin, daughter a: Mr. and Mrs. W. Claret Martin, to J. Luther Martin, of visor Ha» Devonshire, England. Miss Martin, wio is a, cra^i of Seth Low. has just returned -with her pans*) from abroad, after several years' abf-sce. "Aida." with Mme. Eames and Caruso la th» caste, was given la« right at the opera. Aissb* those present were Paul Morton, Secretary of the Navy; Miss Le&ry. Mrs. Goelet. Miss Gladys li%. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Rockefeller. Mr. an*B* Stephen H. Pel!. Miss Theresa Isolin. lira. Van*,. bilt. the atssSSs Bryce and Mr». E. Francij Hydi. TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS. Among the passengers who Trill sail to-day ea La Champagne are: Mrs. C V Cri'ti. j Mi;a Delphic* Isa* Mr him! Mrs. a. Fernandez. : Mr. aad Mrs. H. L. Y«- C. M. Lippincott. . ' schoore. Among the passengers who will sail to-day oa Ca Prinaesein Victoria Luisa are: Mr sad Mrs. Walter Bowne.l Lambert Saydam. , WlilU.-n M. Co!e. i Ji-s^ TtapiOO. M' ar.J Mr?. V. "ST. S*W»ll. ■ Jackson. ». MrS MV».'j^r.. F. Stta-dln W. J. M »**«», man • DARLiyGTOX A BISHOP. Brooklyn Rector Elected Head of Harrisbtirg Diocese. Harrisburg. F«*n., Feb. I—Th* B*». Dr. Jaw* Henry Darlington, rector of Christ OsardL Brook lyn, was elected Bishop- of the Prassanat Episco pal Diocese of Harri»burs on the taiitaenta baT.ot in St. Stephen's Church. this city, to-day. His election followed a speech by C. La Roe Jtassa. of Wllliamsport. representing the U'.ty. wbo served notice that rather than consent to a €•»• promise the laity would move for «a adjoursres:. The vote of the last ballot follows: Dr. Day ton. a clerical. 73 lay: the Rev. YT.UUa fa* crick Fab<=r, rector of Grace Churcii. UH*;si N. V.. 1 clerical. 7 lay; the Rev. Paul Mauisr. dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. Cincinnati, U dr. tal and 13 lay: the Rev. Dr. Char lea F. WUBssa, dean of Trinity Cathedral. Cleveland. 1 clerical. Following the announcement of the fcaUK tSs election of Dr. Darlington was ;.iade unnalsW after which lbs convention adjourned. Dr. Darlington, in the rectory of Christ Ejs«a! Church, at No. 431 Bedford-aye.. WiUiama&uH, 1«* night said that he had Just received the announce ment of his appointment, and it was too early tx him to say whether he would accept or not Dr. Darlington was born in Brooklyn oa Jaw •. 1838, being a sors of Thomas and Hannah Dental ton. He received his early education in t£« i^-f versity of tne City of New-*ork. wher.ee sew graduated in IST7. He received the degree of Doc tor tit Divinity in OK and then look a epese n Princeton, where he received the degree of r^ij. of Philosophy. He was ordained a tlcacon a^ and a priest the same year. He was a?? 0 ™ 1^,?? assistant paster of Christ Episcopal churcn. »«• iamsburg." in lsS3. and a year later succettisd U» Rev. Alfred H. Partridge as pastor. He w«3?;w «3?; archdeacon of Brooklyn from I&J6 to 1304. * or *"r!: years he was caaplaln of the «th Regiment. *■* f now chaplain of the Veteran' As3oc;atioa. us » a trustee of the Rutgers Female CoKege^a-a* member of the Society of Colonial Wars, taa «' Sucnot Society and the St. Nicholas Society. , Dr. Darlington is a brother of Health <.<«--'■ si oner Thomas Darlington. HARVARD'S FUXDS LOW. President Eliot Regards Its Annual Deficit Ominously. Cambridge. Mass.. Feb. I.— President Chssssf* Klirt'a annual report for the year ttst>tl *&* was presented to the beard of overseers of EW" Vfcrd University at their meeting of January ■ was mado public to-day. The president states tt» ti^rt- was a deficit of $»>,(>• in 1303-"<M. and precco an inevitable deficit, in spite of considerable eosar mles. In the current f.scal year. He names tS« *** obvious resources— raising tuition fees and ?roe^ Ir.s a larger endowment. The former resource. »* believes, .should be held In reserve. A larger «• Uowment he declares to br» the pressing need of t-» college. The best form of endowment. : 'f^S riiot sayp. i.s that for salaries. Tne ?"Jn of *-**[£ is i:amod by th<» president as a moderate * s ~?r o lor the accompUshnient vi the reaior.abla oo;» now plainly in view tor the i-olleg* f0?f 0 ?* I ";^,.^ Aa the prvsmt state of tae ne.«u'.iatiDns : **3: Harvard L'niv.rsity and th« Mass*. husctts I**, lute of Technology does cot corae withoa tn« \^Z unuer review. Ptvsidont Klu.t throws no Ugai 11 in this report. In his references to ' " iJ>» yard la now doing in applied .«ciencf. nowew. makes it apparent that Harvard ha* -■ ia^S» of abandoning tliat ti»-id of education. Ba .*'V>. attention to the fact that th« reKjuireniessts &>• » minion to the Lawrence Scientific icM« » lusher than thot-o of ;my other te.chsioal " C ='K- I i tbe country, anci points out that the prot«eas^ .-.>ur^ r how un mcreused ■ ia -v of their s.-*— * in the cum year. „. ^. The report shows that In the year '■** j? Tp whs rot a stnsie death in the teaching stair *^t persons. The resignations of Professors A- »•*. John OnM Ore^n. :««mas FUlebrowa a:vo "* Hills are recorded. tta irr president Bbot calls attention to th« s^.. ."trtnn of accstsiona to the aniversliy b t ••|* - | total nur.il>er of volumes added in '.*)--* c ** ;«t..ut :5.CiX\ rntr The atatemer.t of Charles F. Adamfl. - a ' 5& tirer. shows C.iat the sjon^ral investmen'-* °* a tiniversity earned a a< i Income ol 4-'" PP r *?? $s the last year. The total amount of gift*- °"ijft Income of which Is to be expended was JStS The gifts for immediate use amounted to *ia« he incomes from lnvestniecta amounted ££% and from stutW-nr.s* fees anii room resw «J^S Ti»**« inures, with i:j..tUi fron» - .miry Hcvwunw •£ ihe gtfui for imnse«iiatf use. made the Xncww the year, exclusive of gifts of which only •»" incoaae la available. J.MIN.'.U. THE GILBERT-MANTZ WEDDING- Miss Kthel Gilbert, daughter oi Mrs. Bi»»*Jj Gilbert, of Dt-rby. Er.prland. was married las* j**^ at a o'clock la th« Church of the Ascw^ion » V. Maau. of Attica. N. V.. >oi st Mr* br"*w Munta. Ml 3« Alice- O. Gilbert, swter of the <d m was maid of honor. and Miss SiarJ»f* }^'^ 0 f hrido'n nler*. wa» flower girl. Richard «* u ' , q? A.i beet man, and the ushers wtr» V*- rfeari 9 * burue. Dr. J. F. Powers. Dr. VT. E. Lvr. C. Henry Riehl and K. B. MP^SELmJiS « w ceremony a reception was c<tlA at tM-f^ 0«* t>rid>. No. Ml \VtM Kifiy-sccoml-st. Amoa. prvsent weru lit. F. & Smith. IW. *?m5? m 5 cjod^ l koji. Dr. T. \Y. Ackeu ani Dr. R. **•.*-.» Attic* Mr. and Mra Manta sUrtad on a trip Y h "\\(Si \ Y. Mr Mams la superintendent or 1- s** §ld<» German Dispensary and rt«n»t*r » "^ York School of Clinical Medicla*"