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Congress n*e Agricultural Appro ration, the chief « of the debai sharp attack by ,- tree seed distribution. I riation bill was , red, the i-: I ■ ciai mail facili . i, after a lively ;:i<;N.— The committee of Russian Min <Tod to devise the best means for gj Emperor's reform ukase made; recommendations in regard to increasing: of the Senate over the Ministers. ,-s tor the institution in te past of First President with ! relations with the Em outbreak occurred at Cracow by Po;^h fVii.bathizers which the police only wounding fifteen persons and ny arrests. == Warsaw remained ids of the military, and the au . the strike was over and that ories would reopen to-day and oes on Monday; the Polish language : Ue schools. r~ Maxim Gorky, the Rue thor. arrested after the disturb . t. Petersburg- on January --, was authorities In that city, where ; rieoner. -neral Moody, in an to Secretary Shaw, holds that a flrai cent of the duty may le <l flour made in part ted wh-at; the Treasury Department Into effect at once. • Judse iVs H. Darling tendered his resignation as ry of the Treasury to the Pres vh-r. his term of office expires, next a appointed Customs Collector L = ; About seventy-five fed bfa.ve be a n summoned In the Swayne ;■ r-:^arding their ex - _. .. The State Senate of Missouri, mocratlc, passed a resolution calling or. th inxiesamcn to vote for railroad - a ion. The State Assembly. '; tills increasing the limit onds from $1,000,000 to $2,000,- B New-Yoik City, lor an increase- in the force and for educational work, and pro ■ ■ •■• rectlon of a reformatory for boys on Harts Island at a cost of $500,000. V.— Stocks strong and active. == The t was brought out that since :ty has been lighting- the bridpe with nt at U-ss than half what the cost .! the trust v ere paid for the same work. The case of Coroner Jackson, ac . pted bribery, was given to the jury. = — = A fire damaged the Marble Colle ■ 'hur'-h, at Srh-ave. and 29th-st. : A Ftrike on the elevated roads and In the subway was averted by the conceding by the Interbor f practically all the demands of the em ===== The Charity Ball was held at the ■if- Astoria, - , . Detective sergeants de e desk sergeants had poisoned thr- mind of the PolJce Commissioner against ■ The Steuben County Society held It<= r.riTiu^! dinner at Delmonico's. THE WEATHER- Indications for to-day: and continued cold. The temperature Highest, 23 degrees; lowest 0. MR. WILLIAMS AS A LEADER. The Hon. John Sharp Williams, the titular leader of the minority In the House of Repre sentatives, had another bead-on collision last Tuesday -with his reputed following. The Army Appropriation bill having 1 come back from the Senate for concurrence, Mr. Williams attempted once more to rally the opposition to an hysteri cal championship of the endangered perquisites of certain retired general officers now serving as militia adjutants. inspectors, commissaries or v.-hat not on full active pay. Again the Demo crats In the House refused to take their leader seriously, and a large majority of those voting deserted him and. sided with the ranking Demo crat on the Military Affairs Committee, Mr. Hay. Two such defeats in a fortnight have fatally shattered Mr. Wllllams'B prestige. It was ru mored ten days ego that he would follow the example cf his immediate predecessors, Mr. Bailey, of Texas, and Mr. Richardson, of Ten nessee, and vacate a trust to which so many of his colleagues no longer think him equal. But the Mississippi statesman, Instead of resign ing after the first snub, preferred to take chances on another by seeking vindication. He perhaps imagined that he could force the recal citrants back in line, and thus publicly re-estab lish his authority. Instead, he has suffered a second and more decisive, rebuff, and there seems to be no dignified course left open to him but to ask the rebellious majority to find an other leader. Mr. Willlams's discomfiture comes as some thing of a surprise after the flattering successes of his first year as the minority's spokesman. At the last session of Congress he led the op position with intelligence and Judgment. His attitude toward the Panama Canal treaty and toward Panama Canal legislation showed breadth of view and a reasonably firm grasp on the actualities of politics. For a Southern statesman i:, seemed to show an exceptional comprehension of th« drift of national senti ment. But with the too easy success of the movement to nominate Judge Parker and to reduce the Northern Democracy once more to a mere '-.it-paw of Southern prejudices, Mr. Williams apparently lost his balance. In his address as temporary chairman of the St. Louis Convention he mado the mistake of thinking that th« negations of the Democratic platform could be nfniiy plastered over by mere personalities— by buncombe about "imperial ism," "the? Big Stick" and "Jeffersonlan sim plicity." During the campaign he showed a fur thi-r luck of touch with actual conditions by muking a grotesquely mystifying speech at WhHe Sulphur Springs and Indulging else wljeie in what even "The Evening Tost" has characterized as . utterances." In the issue he raised on the militia sen Ice clause oZ tiie Army Appropriation bill he shotrAd the san:e erratic jtHigiaeut. He saw In v proposal of grwn'l scope and of sound mili tsry policy bn!y a narrow p;jrtis:ui effort to punls-li a "inirii' Individual. For thi.s balluclna lica ihtvc tvasi of course, no basis, ami Demo rrats on the House -Military Committee, who had a more practictil knowledge of the purposes of the !I::'.i a:'.ienrl:uert. P.itu-.tliy rei'. I* i; d "ir on a side trail of Imaginary po ii." >o qu< Btion of politics was In • m the Hull proposal, and Mr. WillianisV attempt to make the Issue a party one was un reasonable and fantastic. His performance con stituted a rlear abuse of the functions of lead ership, nnd the minority was fully Justified in resenting it as such. A statesman who can not distinguish between political and nou-politi eal Issues has certainly lost his usefulness ns a leader in the lower house. THE COLLEGE OF JOVRNALIBM. Elsewhere we print this morning an authen tic announcement that the < oMege of Journai ism at Columbia University, for which M*. Joseph Pulitzer two years ago provided M.000, 000 and promised as much more, will not be actually established during his lifetime, and an authoritative statement of his reasons tor the postponement of an undertaking in which he Is deeply Interested. Mr. PuHteer'a belief is that the institution v. inch he has planned will escape rrassments by not coming Into exist until after his death, and that the delay will prove otherwise advantageous by supplying a dearer view of the lines on which it should be imilt and conducted, ns well ns a more help iperatkui on the part of the editorial pro- It might be hardly courteous to dissent from neral Judgment which Mr. Pulltaer haa been led to form after great consideration and by which be has resolved to be governed, bui we may at least express the hope that he does noi misconstrue the attitude and sentiments of his brethren of the press, if on the announcement of his munificent design a doubt w;is here and there expressed as to the practical value of col legiate training for newspaper work, there was no lack of warmth in the oniversal acknowledg ment <>f his generosity and public spirit or of sincerity in the wish that his highest expecta tions might be realize.!. But his present deter mination creates a dilemma. If the College of Journalism was to have the benefit of his fos tering care, we should hope that it might be established soon. Inasmuch as it is not to be born until ho dies, we hope its birth will bo de layed for many years. PESTERED LE9ISL. 1 TORS. Just what did Senator Brackett, of Saratoga, mean when, while advocating before tho Kail road Committee his bill to forbid the issue of railroad passes, he said: "It would be a great "relief to the members of the legislature, who "are pestered to death getting passes for their "constituents"? It is well known that members of the legislature nre pestered to death doing almost everything else for their constituents, so much so, in fact, that few survive a term of office, and those hardy ones have no ambition for re-election. Their existence is so trying that the willingness of men to go to tho legislat ure and sacrifice life Jknd happiness to public duty is marvellous. But with all their trials we had supposed the lawmakers wero protected from this evil of getting passes. We thought that the constitution stood guard over them. There is, no doubt, over the dfsk of each one of them, in large type, this provision of the con stitution for a warning to constituents: No public officer, or person elected or ap pointed to a public office, under th<^ laws of this State, shalj directly or indirectly ask, demand. accept, receive or consent to receive for his own use or benefit, or for the uso or benefit of an other, any free pass, free transportation, frank ing privilege or discrimination in passenger, telegraph or telephone rates, from any ■ or corporation, or make use of the same himself or in conjunction with another. When the constituent arrives and begins to pester it would seem as if it would be necessary merely for the member to point to the placard. Or can it be that the constitution does not count with constituents? Are the lawmakers really kept busy getting passes by an inexorable fate, as the Congressman Is kept busy distributing garden seed? If so, there is apparently need of heroic measures of relief, though, if the consti tution is no protection, it Is doubtful if a mere law such as is proposed by Senator Brackett would be sufficient. If, in spite of the constitu tion, they are 6tlll compelled to solicit passes, we fear that the only way to save them from being pestered is to pass a law giving every body free passes, and then the constituent will not have to trouble his member. Mr. Brackett is a good Samaritan in trying to save his fellow legislators from being pestered. We hope they will appreciate him, but when we recall their misunderstanding of Assemblyman Landon a year or two ago, when he tried to save them from being burled beneath Pullman passes, con trary to the law in that case made'and' pro vided, we become somewhat doubtful of legis lative appreciations. RUSSIAN PROGRESS. Real progress in Russia is reported. It has to do more with the foreign relations than with the domestic affairs of the empire, but it is on that account no less welcome to observe, while it is all the more fitting subject of foreign com ment It is officially announced in Berlin that in her renewed commercial treaty with Ger many Russia has accepted the Brussels sugar convention and has agreed to treat German Jewish commercial travellers in the same way as other Germans. Those two concessions of the Russian government to the general demands of civilized nations mean a great deal. It -will be recalled that only a few years ago Russia refused to enter into the Brussels con vention upon the ground that it was no other nation's business what bounty she paid to her sugar producers, and when the United States, acting upon the findings of the Brussels con gress and according to its own Impartial prin ciples of treatment of foreign countries, applied to Russia the same rules that it was applying to other nations the Russian government pro fessed much resentment and actually began something like a tariff war against this coun try. It is agreeable to record, therefore, that Russia has at last changed her policy in that matter, and has, though tardily, put herself in line with the other nations and signified her •willingness to receive the same treatment that France and Germany and the rest of them get. For it Is to be assumed that In yielding to Ger many In this matter she will also concede the righteousness of the American position, which is similar to that of Germany. The concession to German Jews is equally noteworthy. For years the United States has been protesting against Russian discriminations against certain American travellers on account of their race or creed, but the Russian govern ment has been persistent in making such dis criminations, so that Americans of the Jewish faith have been denied In Russia the privileges other Americans have enjoyed. The announce ment of equal treatment to German commercial travellers, regardless of their creed, does act cover the whole ground, but we may hope that it is a long step in that direction. Souk; time ago there were indications that at last the Rus sian government would yield to the just and reasonable demands of America, and this con cession to Germany should greatly facilitate such yielding, if it dyes not indeed render it in evitable. It is scarcely conceivable that the Czar's government will admit German Jews freely iind try to discriminate against those from America or elsewhere. It would have been more pleasant had Russia granted these points long ago, when they were first presented .to her. In granting them now she suffers tbeJhispicion that she is acting un der .i certain compulsion of circumstances. Nevertheless, it is better to have her- do so now than still further to postpone the act. She is doing tardy justice, but i; i- justice, and It is also an acknowledgment that even the most SFAV-YORK DATLY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY &, MM. autocratic of empires cannot permanently an tagonize or : ,non the getwnil renuJrements of in.- comity of civilization. SENSE iSD SESTIMESTALIYY. The sound sense manifested by Governor Bell of Vermont In dealing with the woman convicted of murder In that Is worthy of attention. He has granted » reprl***, which stays until Jane - the execution which was set for to-day, but in doing so he administers a deserved re lmke to the sentimentalists and sensationalists who have been making themselves conspicuous in this case. The attorneys for the woman claimed that they had new evidence and that they could, with proper opportunity, show tb-it testimony Influential toward her conviction wm^ false. The Governor does, not attempt to decide' tho truth of these statements, but he feels that the defendant should have the chance to present them In court and secure a new trial if she can. Tho court's derision must ho final, for the Gov ernor announces that he will not interfere with tli»> course of the law which he thus gives the woman tho opportunity to invoke. In his mem orandom the Governor pointedly remarks: "No "consideration is given in granting this reprieve "to the complaints made by outsiders that the "laws ot Vermont are cruel and barbarous," ;iim! again. "I shall not by any act of mine nt "tempt to thwart the expressed will of the pco "ple or undertake to change the policy of our "law in regard to capital punishment." Putting aside the question of evidence in rolved In the promised appeal for a new trial. and assuming tho facts to be as found, there is absolutely no ground for the appeal to clemency except tho sex of tho prisoner, and that Gov ernor 801 l rightly refuses to regard. Every time a woman Is convicted of murder the senti mentalists swarm, and frequently they do not wait for conviction, but. begin to denounce pub lic prosecutors and demand release for a woman the Instant she is arrested on a murder charge. Now, there is a fair field for argument concern ing the wisdom of capital punishment; but capi tal punishment is the law of New-York and Vermont and most of the States. So long as it is the law it should l>e impartially enforced. Tho sentimentalists who leave it on the statute book and then demand clemency for the woman murderer on the mere gijound of sex really de mand license for women to murder. It Is no toriously more difficult to convict a woman than a man of crime, owing to the natural chivalry of men. To go further and refuse to execute the sentences against justly convicted -women out of a professed sense of chivalry is absurd. Gov ernor Bell deserves credit for sustaining the equal administration of the criminal laws of his State and not surrendering to outbursts of gush. TURBIXES FOR STEAMSHIPS. A loiter from "The Tribune's London corre spondent, printed in yesterday's issue, will open the eyes of many Americans to an Impor tant revolution now in progress in steam navi gation. Scarcely eight years have elapsed, since Mr. ParsoßS designed an experimental boat for the British Admiralty to illustrate tho virtues of his invention, the steam turbine. So remark able was the performance of that tiny craft that :in order was soon given to equip several tor pedo boat destroyers with such engines. One of those boats, the Viper. In the summer of lltnit developed a speo,i of more than thirty seven knots, an event so unprecedented as to startle ihe world. The possibilities of the new motor when Intro duced to the merchant marine Immediately ro celved wide consideration. .Skeptics and pessi mists abounded, but their opinions prevailed for only a short time. T.wo river boats, built, for service on the Clyde, soon demonstrated that the turbine was thoroughly practicable in vessels of their size, and that it might prove a trifle more economical than the old reciprocating en gine. Turbine steamers wero next built to cross the English Channel, and by their superior speed they sensibly shortened the time requisite for a voyage that Is often exceedingly uncomfort able, in spite of its brevity. The expediency of operating a transatlantic steamship by the same means was then studied as never before. England had observed with natural dis quietude the achievements of German shipbuild ers toward the close of tho. last century. From time immemorial the fastest steamships bad been hers. When the Deotschland and Kaiser Wilhelm II surpassed the best records of the Campania and the Lucania by more than a knot an emergency had arisen which demanded vig orous action. No-ortheless, not a British yard was willing to guarantee anything swifter, at least with the kind of motive machinery then universally in vogue for ocean going vessels. The behavior of the Channel boats materially altered the situation. A commission composed of representatives of the government and the Cunard company made a thorough Investiga tion of the matter and reached a highly grati fying conclusion. In the belief that something like twenty-five knots— or a knot and a half more than the best (Jorman steamships can de velop—was really attainable by the use of steam turbines, it was decided to try the new method of propulsion. Besides offering the Cunard com pany a handsome subsidy for mail service, the government lent its credit for the purpose of raising tho money needed to construct the new vessels. The company thereupon let its con tracts to separate builders, and within the next two years Britannia will unquestionably again "rule the wave." The venture was a daring one. as our London correspondent truly remarks, but there is abun dant reason for thinking that English expecta tions in regard to the new vessels will be fully realized. Since turbines went into operation on the English Channel a number of other exhi bitions Of their qualities have ]m>oii afforded. Several steam yachts— among them the Taran tula, belonging to W. K. vanderbllt, Jr.,— have been equipped therewith. For at least six months the Manxman, which has the same form Of motor, has been carrying passengers across the Irish Channel for the Midland Kail way \ similar steamer, the New Turblnia. was sent across the Atlantic last summer for service on Lake Ontario. Further light will be thrown on tho subject when the Victorian and the Vh ginian, being built for the Allan Line have their trials; and one of them should be read* within the next few months. Siili the ova whelming success of the Cunarders now under construction is practically a foregone concra- The city could well afford to give a free ferry service to Brooklyn if it would really divert part of the dangerous erovvd from the bridge. "The Washington Star" thinks that the ma jority of the Democratic leaders are for protec tion, and differ from the Republicans only n matters of detail. That Is the way, at heart, with most sane Democrats concerning most Re publican policies. The Rev. Dr. Hlllls predicts that a golden ago of religious enthusiasm and activity is about to sweep over the United States. Such a tide is now sweeping over Wales and has begun to spread to Kngland. Are we to have a new "Age of Faith"? I'ailn. "the mother of expositions," never' makes tho mistake of not allowing herself ample Una whan she determines upon a great enter prise. The Commerce Committee of the Frenoh Chambers haa. accordingly, already reported tent proposition to create a univer aal expositton la Pans la H»'JO, to commemoraui the founding of the French Republic. A great many things may happen before 1920, but the promoters of the exposition evidently nave con fldence that the Third Republic will Bvi la commemorate the semi-centennial of Its found- Ing. The poem written by General Nogi on th* capture of 203-Metre Hill makes it plain that the general's profession Is lighting. The appointment of a commission to appraise Panama lands needed for canal purposes is an other forward step in a right and much needed direction. Under the old Colombian administra tion our French predecessors found much diffi culty in securing tho condemnation of lands for their purposes at equitable prices. Our acquisi tion of administrative control over the canal zone has remedied the gTave abuses of former years. . The groundhog must have smelt the oncomlnjj cold wave. The Hon. James H. Eckels Intimates that fed eral officeholders are, as a rule, "discredited and broken-down men." Does the gentleman speak from experience? He should remember that he was himself an officeholder during the greater part of Mr. Cleveland's second term. The Assembly committee appointed to Inves tigate the Hooker charges by its own action cuts the ground out from, under the Democratic politicians who were getting ready to howl "whitewash." There is no reason to doubt that the whole matter will be thoroughly probed, and the procedure proposed by Mr. Palmer would have complicated the Inquiry and accom plished nothing: which the committees invita tion to the bar associations will not secure. Mr. Grout wants to abolish all boards except the Board of Estimate. Why not abolish that and put everything In the hands of the Con troller! Tho golden shower Is still descending upon New- York. Following the giving by the Hon. Levl P. Morton of $60&000 to the rising Cathe dral of St. John the Divine and the Phipps gift of $1,000,000 for model tenement houses comes the announcement of the gift by some as yet unknown donor of $1,100,000 to Union Seminary. America's men of wealth not only know how to amass millions, but also how to distribute them munificently and wisely. THE TALK OF THE DAT. In Lawrence, Kan., a negro has this sign in front of hl3 shoe shining establishment: "Shoes shined Inside on the outside. Pedal envelopments scien tifically lubricated and artistically decorated for five cents." "Let me see. a cynlo Is a man who Is tired of the world, is he not?" ths young student of language no my child." replied the knowing tutor; cynic is a man of whom the world Is tired. — (Pick-Me-Up. THE JACKSONIAN DEMOCRAT. Samantha, read that last once more. An' come out on it strong. My hearln'B jus* a trifle pore— I must 'a' got that wrong. I thought that— l misheard. I felt- It sounded jus' this way: "Bill Bryan says that Roosevelt Is— all— O.— K." Wot'a that you say? The same agMn? You shore you got it right? Well, that beats me! Why. durn my skin. I can't believe it quite. Yes. durn my orn'ry. pesky pelt. To live to f»o the day Eill Bryan says that Roosevelt Is— all-O.— K.! Now, wot can be Bill Bryan's plan? Why does be talk like that? Has Bryan turned Republican? Or Roosevelt Democrat? Is there a new hand bein' dealt? Not that you've heard of, hey? Yet Bryan says that Roosevelt Is— all— O.— K. ! Bill Bryan told us all along The kentry'd shorely bust- That everything would shore go wrong Ef Roosevelt we should trust. Great snakes! a stature it would melt To hear Bill Bryan say That now he finds that Roosevelt Is— all— X.! Bill Bryan, we have fit with you. An' voted as you said; . We've held the views you told us to. An" follered where you led; Democracy your name has spelt— If been ours to obey— An' now you say that Roosevelt all— O.— K. ! Bill Bryan, shorely you've forgot*— Or mebby you are right. It makes me feel so clean upsot That I can't think a mite. I feel as if I'd got a welt An' was knocked out the fray- Bill Bryan sayin" Roosevelt all— O.— K. ! HAYDEX CARRUTH. Divorce procedure In Burmah is simple. If a husband and wife decide that life together Is an impossibility, she goes out and buys two little candles of equal size, made specially for the use of the unhappily wedded. She brings the candles home, and then she and her husband sit down upon the floor, placing the candles between them. The candles are lighted at the same moment, and one represents the husband, the other the wife. The pair watch the burning tapers anxiously, for cus tom decrees that the owner of the one which goes out first Is at once to leave the house. The sec ond candle may have flickered out only a moment later, but its possessor remains owner of the house and all Its contents, his or her late partner going away with nothing but tho clothes worn at the moment. Mother- Have jrou told oiga that If she insists on mnrryftur that lieutenant who is so deep in debt you worvt give her a penny? Father No; f guess I will tell the lieutenant ln stead i hat will be more effective— (Flieeende Blatter. In celebration of the Btaperor of Austria's birth day ■ short time ago, twenty purses, each contain ing the equivalent <<f $To, were offered for competi tion among domestic servants who could prove long and satisfactory service fan respectable situations. Tim qualifications of the winners showed some truly remarkable periods of service. <>nc ol the winners— v valet -had been In the service <>f the same man for (orty-sb years. A maid-servant of. nearly eighty had served about thirty-nine years in an orphan atce, where sin- was still in active employment when received the award. Another woman, age sev enty-four, bad entered the mi vice <>f a family as scullery maid, and was .still with the same family after forty-three years' service. None of the win ners had been in their .situations less than thirty years. A Knock.— Of course, she's not pretty, but It's remarkable how her face lights up when she talks. Belle— that's not so remarkable. She's got a lantern jaw.— (Philadelphia Ledger. Bizet's "Carmen" recently reached Its thou sandth nglht in Pails. Its author died a month after its first production. "M. A. P." tells the story of his decoration. "He was not at any time a lucky man. lie was even decorated through a mis take" says the writer, "for his friends, presaging the failure of 'Carmen.' bombarded the Minister before the production, and begged a decoration for Monsieur George Bizet. 'Blzetr asked the Minister; 'Who is Bizet?' -A remarkable genius, was tho reply, 'who has already produced several extraordinarily fine works. Among them the most popular is. perhaps, "1/Arlesienne." • • L'Arle slenne." j Interrupted the Minister. 'why. It Is a per fectly fascinating book. I read it with extreme pleasure.; Tell your friends that the thing Is done. The Minister was not musical; but he had read a novel by Alphonsa Daudet— Bizet won his red ribbon." \ BUhsoa— Did Frogs "trip it on toe light fantastic Ullbson— Yes and caused a great outcry. "How wa» thatr* "It was his paruier's to*,"— (Town and Country, MR. PULITZER'S PLANS FOR COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM. \()T TO BE ESTABLISHED IN FOUNDEBTS LIFETIME— GUARANTEED I VXD TO BE INCREASED. To The SMltor of The Tribune. Sir: Tan you Inform me through the columns 01 your Journal what has become ot tha "School of Journalism" which Mr. Joseph Pulitzer proposed more than a year ago to establish, and regarding the usefulness of which so much was said In the press of the country? It was stated at the time, if I remember correctly, that Mr- Pulitzer had offered Columbia University a million or two of dollar* for this purpose. Our universities are usually not so slow in carrying out projects of this sort. 1 have heard that the President of Columbia could not agree with the donor as to the constitution of the advisory board suggested by him. which com prised such men as President Eliot of Harvard. Whitelaw Reid. John Hay and Andrew D. Wh.te. and that In consequence of this and other dis agreements the whole project has been Indefinitely hung up by the benefactor. It seem, a great pity when the country needs educated and skilled Journalists that any university should, by a narrow policy, lose such an oppor tunity as was offered by Mr. Pulitzer to establish a school of Journalism so richly endowed. Had this offer been made to Harvard or Tale does any one doubt that by this time the school would bo ready to enter vpon its valuable work. Perhaps It Is not too late for Mr. Pulitzer ■ to -make the offer to one of them. AL.LM>I a. New-York. Jan. 30. 1906. Joseph Pulitzer 1b spending the winter at Jekyl Island. Bradford Merrill, financial man ager of- "The World." felt authorized In hla absence to make the following statemeat to The Tribune: "Originally It was the intention of the founder to have Columbia University proceed with the establishment of the College of Journalism at once. There arose some difference of opinion with President Butler as to the founder's right to constitute the Advisory Board. That was the original cause of delay. That difference does not now exist. Mr. Pulitzer 13 alone re eponsible for the present delay. He regretted it at first, but In the time that has elapsed he has come to believe that In this case delay was not dangerous, but on the contrary fortunate. "His present determination Is that the actual establishment of the College of Journalism shall be postponed until his death. "The precarious state of his health and his About People and S octal Incidents. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. [FROM THE TRIBUNE BUREAU.] Washington. Feb. 2.— The President and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a state dinner to-night, in honor of the Suprema Court. The guests were Justice and Mrs. Harlan. Justice and Mrs. Brewer, Justice and Mrs. Brown. Justice and Mrs. White. Justice and Mrs. Peckham. Justice and Mrs. McKenna, Justice and Mrs. Holmes, the Attorney General. Senator Cockrell, Senator and Mrs. Nelson. Senator and Mr?. Ppooner. Senator and Mrs. Tallarerro, Sen ator Murphy J. Foster, Senator James P. Clarke, Representative and Mrs. Grosvenor, Representative Tawney, Representative and Mrs. Jenkins, Repre sentative and Mrs. Adamson. the Solicitor General and Mrs. Hoyt. Chief Judge Edgar M. Cullen, Judge and 'Mrs. Robert Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MacVeagh. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. Mr. and Mrs. John R. McLean. E. H. Butler and Miss Butler. Mr. and Mrs. C. Grant La Farge, Mr. arid Mrs. Winston Churchill. Miss Roosevelt. M;ss Anita T. Poor and Lieutenant Roscoe C. Bulmer. Mrs. Roosevelt wore white silk brocaded with pink flowers and trimmed with lace. Miss Roosevelt's gown was ot pompadour eilk and lace. Owing to the death of Mrs. Fuller, the Chief Justice was not present. Judge and Mrs. Robert Grant and Mr. and Mrs. C. Grant La Fange are house guests at the White Houae. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt will give a small dinner on Saturday. February 11. President Roosevelt received a call to-day from Lieutenant General S. B. M. Young, retired, and Golonel Webb Hayes, who will start for Cuba In .i few days vith Colonel Arthur I* Wagner, of the general staff, to mark the battlegrounds of tho Spanish war. They are a committee appointed re cently by the Society of Santiago. The society hopes In time to mark the various Cuban battle fields with appropriate tablets. 'Among the visitors at the White House were Senators Lodge and Dietrich, Speaker Cannon, who "Just ran In" to see the President about a legislative matter: ex-Representative John J. Lentz, of Ohio, who wished to interest th« President In his old government telegraph idea; Commissioner Garfleld, who talked about the Beef Trust decision and the results expected from It; Glfford Pinchot. head of the Bureau of Forestry, and Representa tive Boutell. of Illinois. THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. [FROM THB TRIBUNE BUREAU. } Washington. Feb. 2.— The German Ambassador and Baroness Yon Sternburg, who have Just re turned from Europe, received a number of visitors from the Diplomatic Corps, who called to welcome them back and to congratulate the Ambassador on the order which the Emperor has recently bestowed on him. The trip abroad was partly for the bene fit of Baron Yon Sternburc's health, and ho has returned greatly benefited. Miss Violet Lanjtham. sister of the baroness, will Join her at the embassy In a few days. In the absence of her mother, who went abroad with the Ambassador and his wife and will pass the remainder of the winter In Europe. Miss Lang-ham has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Granville Langharn. in Louisville. The Belgian Minister and Baroness Moncheur en tertained a dinner company to-night. Their guests were the British Ambassador and I.ady Durand. Senator and Mrs. Wetmore. Senator an.l Mrs. Depew. General and Mrs. Diaper, Mrs. Cowles, Representative Bourke Cockran. Representative Nicholas Lonsworth and Representative .'num.. The Minister and his. wife will leave here to-morrow for New-York, where the baroness will give a last sitting for her portrait now being painted by a Bel gian artist. On February '.' she will go to M. v. to visit her parents. Ambassador and Mrs. Powell Clayton. NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON. [FKOM THE TRIBUNE BI'REACI Washington. Feb. 2. — Mrs. Chaftee gave ■ lunch eon to-day for Mrs. Henry. HuttertU-ia. wife ot General Butterneld of New-York. Invited to meet her were Mrs. Hay. Mrs. Lodge. Mrs. Glllesple, Mrs. Matthews. Miss Kean. Mrs. Prewar, Mrs. Plnchot, Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Bpooncr, Mrs. Austin Flint. Mrs. Alger and Mrs. Funston. General and Mrs. Funston, who have been hoys« guests of General ami Mrs. Chaffee for some days, will go to New-York, but will return In time to attend the White House reception next Thursday in honor of the army and navy. H Next week General and Mrs, Chaffee' will have as visitors Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Holly Rockwell, of New-York. In whose honor they will give a dinner on February 15. Miss Enid Shaw, daughter of the Secretary of tho Treasury, will return to-morrow from Atlantic City. Where she has been spending some time. Sho was accompanied on the trip by Mr. and Miss Anderson. K. H. Butler, of Buffalo, and his daughter, who were guests at the White House to-night, are at the New Willard. MtSB Adele Morton, daughter of Colonel Charles Morton, commanding offlcer at Fort Myer. Virginia, near this city, was married to-night to Lieutenant John. Spring. Jr.. V. 3. A., at the pojt commander's quarters, the home \>t the par«ntn of the bride. The attendants were brother nrtVers of the bride groom and the bride's intlmat* girl friends from the army circle. Lieutenant Spring is now sta tioned ut the new military post in Chlckamau«a Park. NEWYORK SOCIETY. ■ Last night the forty-eighth annual ball In behalf of th« Nursery and Child's Hosnltal was given at tho "Waldorf-Astoria, and fully a.OOO persona were prtsftnt, th» world of Xaaaloa hem* lajg%iy lov i* consequent Inability to give to the subject the attention required by the obligations Imposed upon him Is one of his reasons. Individual temperament has as much to do with It as health. Tho things that Interest him Interest him intensely, excessively, and from the result* of this habit of mind— from possible interference that this fault of temperament might lead to ne is anxious the faculty shall be absolute free. "Another reason In the founder's mind is that he wishes that an Innocent and gr*at public institution may not suffer from possible prejudices, personal, political and professional. He hopes that time will divert those prejudice* "Time, valuable time, he thinks, will a!3<Tb<s gained for a larger study .of plans; for further and deeper consideration of many details oa the part of the faculty, and for the growth of interest and favorable opinion In the editorial profession. He is not certain that tho tlrn* vr? M fully ripe and the editorial profession fa^y ready for this project. Delay shoul 1 be ad vantageous in this respect. "Another advantage, he think.". will be th» gain that time must bring In the discovery of tho Indispensable Man. who Is to serve as th* head of the editorial and news branch«*s of th» college. Mr. Pulitzer has b<?*>n er.crj-tlcaEy but vainly searching all hi* llfp for the lfcaj editor, and he believes that all other dlSlcultles in the case are nullities compared to this. "In the life of an .educational Institute which he hop- ■■.* will endure for centuries the*} few y£ars of delay may be counted a3 of small moment; and they must be of great value if they lead to the development of better ar.i na^ far-sighted thought. Idaaa and plans. "To avoid all uncertainties or ir.lsconcptiga I may add that the endowment of the coUejs is absolutely irrevocable, and its establishment beyond a shadow of doubt. The first million is already In the actual possession of Columbia University. The second million 13 legally pro vided for. as well as a still further volcstary sum not mentioned In any agreement. E\-*n the nomination of the Advisory Board Is male in an instrument that will taka effect Instan taneously at Mr. Pulitzer's death." resented among- fhe number. As already state! la this column, a large number of well knawaj women, are Interested la the mana. | of the Niirsery and Child's Hospital; ■ and many of them, figured among the patronesses of tha ball last night, sev eral of them giving dinners In connection wita ths affair and afterward taktaaj their guests to ths dance. Among them were Mrs. J. Bead 'Wright, Mrs. Alexander T. Van Nest. Mrs. Benjamin Knower. Mrs. W. M. Klngsland. -while aaosg ti» boxholders were Mrs. Henry F. Shoemaker. Mr*. James M. Waterbury and Mrs. A. S. S-jElvaa. Colonel As) Erskine Hewitt, F. Raymond Lef. ferts, Jr. Franklyn Plummer, Phcsnix ;-aham. Edward It Tinker. Sohuyler Sehteffeßn and J. Montgomery Strong were arr.or.s: thm members of the floor committee. Th» ball was formally open** with a grand march, in which Rear Adailra! Cejh ian. General Frederick D Grant asd GcitnaJ Thomas Wade, attended by the officers of their respective staffs, all in full uniform. w?r» tho most conspicuous lisures. the> marc.i fCMMag it self into a quadrille, followed by general <ian'Mr:.s in the Astor Gallery, %hi> Myrtle Rrc.% East mess-'-l as weil as in the large ballroom. Mrs. Frederick Whittrldse gives a dance tM» evening for her daughter. Miss El?a.r.or WhittrW??. at her house in East llth-st It is particular',? re"t fitted for an entertainment of this kind, C"n*;-:.£» In reality of two large old fashioned hoi;--- iL-» i into one. with the result that there Is a bjjj U." room on the first floor and a very roomy double bail downstairs. A dance will also be given to-night by ZH. James W. Ellsworth, at her house in Eas: XM-;w for Miss Clare Ellsworth. This afternoon lirj. Henry Forbes McCreery will receive ac her fcoosa In East :>ith-:-t. Mr. and Mr?. George TV. Taadaa to Biltmor» from Washington, bat ex- I - to the capital for the inaugurate At the Calumet Club last night. there was as other of the club evenings which have constituted so successful a feature of tha present season, and which last nlgut took the form of an intsrasttaj talk on the Fiji asJaawan and the other people of the South Seas by C. H. Townsend, who was nat uralist of the United States steamer Albatross dur- Ing It 3 explorations in the South, PaciSa Ocean. Among those who entertained parties at dlnntr last night were Mrs. John R. Drexei, at fcer hoaw In East <Ed-st.: Mrs. Hamilton MeK. Twombly. C her house m sth-ave., and Mrs. Henry Lewis Mor ris, at her house In West 52d-st. Luncheons were riven by Mrs. Edward C. Hoyt. No. a East MMfIV and Mrs. William A. Street. No. 43 Park-am*! Mrs. M. Dwight Collier gave a theatre party tosl night, followed by a supper and a dance. GATHERED ABOUT TOWS. "I don't know whether or not 1: ■ a. custosi among your New- York children." said Cj» >"•»• Englander, "to make BMW ice cream. Up our way it Is, and mary a kid can thank a snowstorm for his first dish of lee cream, so called. Really. •* isn't bad. either, If the optimism of ten Is behtn« the appetite. You wait until two or three Inches of snow have fallen. Then you go to some BBtTOf spot and scrape into a bowl the very tow of &* white flake deposit. Then you pour mi'.k. or. better still, cream, into the bowl, at: : some •■ *»• stir it all together. My! how I used to aasack asy lips!" - 'Tat I should think it would be full of sens* sid tie New-Yorker. "What does a boy know or care about ' :rm ?a» said the New-Easlander. "except to thiui that u-«r come froia Gtrruany? " Few persons appreciate the speed at which tba local subway trains run. For a trie? sj>ae« 0t time, in reality, they run as fast as the ejyresse* The short:- of the distance over which Jh«T *•* maintain high speed and the slowing down a ' vi * sary on account of tiM frequency ot the »i°?* give the impression that at no time <io** *" speed of the locals *xiual that of th" « '• "^fi If a passenger ruling 1» un express train wu. PJ attention when his train and a local 3tJTt .*'i« same time from a station, as they Crtap«Wv^ he will see that for a lew seeomia the: " ; *i» equal Sometimes the local is even a bit .r* l * Lg It is not until the local begins to slow ' v Ji^l» the stop at the next station that the ex?re»* sa»» to draw away. "So you think your horse will win this ttes ' i said the Loafer tht\ other after:, to * f"* 3 * of sportive tendencies, whose tlpa have » nt^^ choly habit of going ustray. They were H«asw toward an uptown x>oolroora. " . . . m «. "Win? Why. It's a moral certainty! : d »• w<^ ing to bet my life on that colt." . ,« til •If you aid." remarked a third memtwr • o» *r party, -it would bo a sure caaa *■ raca BU.^>*» Lieutenant Colonrl Marshall W. Wood. I*. **j retired, cf ».>l*e. Idaho. ■ a guest at th* Grs-^ Hotel. Colonel Marshal] saw ; . -three r«* service in the m. di. department of t** ***£ and. incident to his present substantial • af^_ terial interest in ta* mineral resources of *-*£ be is th* secretary of the Idaho Suit* Mla»»« **" soclatlon. ltii "Our organization." said Colonel Field. ""^ than two years old and has a membership of V^ dred and twenty. It Is composed of aU:i * a ™^j mining engineer* and meta'.lursrixts. who *r*.lSii together tor the protection of tho nuaias r'iTf a of the St.. tT-om any hurtful lattueac«s 3 •very legitimate way to ma*« the real res !;i'% c rati the Bute better known. hoi** U a «ty fWß** and a chart: place of residence. I « r L*~}tetJ in Boise than in Boston. «nd we h»v« •■"£"*• pleasant, r climate than that of NeVr "A and « UI never have any »now of any oussmiaac» coldest winter weather is about twelve i>tS .f above zero, and In summer if the< » ercU J T a t'4i ed to 115 we would not feel It as s«aaß^ grf New- York. The atmosphere is dry * nd _sl2't ».* we have on such wind, a » aiteuUM «>• r<»^ sard la tha East."