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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1005.
THE ITEMS THIS MORNING.
i wrmiCTGX —It was reported that preliminary
: aSSK£ft?£!. £re going r on in one^of
&• capitals of Northern Europe, and in various
wL£ ===== A dispatch from Madagascar again
rumors of a naval engagement. ==^ There -were
action will ba fought for some time
. DOMESTIC.- A tentative agreement, by .**lc h
the revenues of Santo Domingo are to be col
lected by a commissioner named by *™ «*£
[Roosevelt has been effected between Minister
■ *X>aw6on and the Morales government. —
Pr^fdent Roosevelt addressed the graduates of
i tne Naval -Medical School. in Washington urg-
I Ing on them the Importance of thorough prep
' 'tuition for their work. = Sec ff ar Bay.
Who arrived at the Azores, on his way to
Vaples. said he was feeling well, and hod en
loyed a comfortable voyage. == The trustee
of the Chad wick estate declares that he will try
to secure possession of the jewels said to be in
Brussels. ~ ■ Details of the plan for toe union
of Harvard University and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology were made public at
Boston. _ ... Prominent citizens and educators
.attended the funeral services of Dr. Elmer H.
Capen. late president of Tufts College at Med
'ford Mass. ===== It was announced at Albany
that $2 000,000 of barge canal bonds would be
'.advertised to-morrow. ===== An insane man was
shot and killed while trying to enter the homo
•of a lawyer at Woonsocket, R. I.
—Stocks were strong. === Charles F.
Murphy, it was learned, would probably have
I Francis Burton Harrison made the Tammany
'•nominee for Mayor. = It was said that, the
i New-York Central Railroad plans to supplant
tall its steam locomotives with electric motors
in the near future. ===== John Calmue, arrested
•on suspicion of being responsible for numerous
'hotel robberies, confessed to four of those per
petrated recently. === Detective Sergeant Eg
rers raided an alleged poolroom information bu
reau in Barclay-Bt. and arrested two men, and
: Captain Flood started a crusade in the new Ten
? derloin by arresting six men. ■■■.- ■ - Senator Ste
vens announced that the gas inquiry commis
i sion would report to the legislature before ad
journment. = The gift of $100,000 for the
• American Academy of Fine Arts in Rome by
: James Stillman was announced. ===== It came
/out in police court that the youth -who failed to
(pay for a dinner at Sherry's was the grandson
'of E. S. Jaffray. ■ ■"" The American Asiatic
'Association gave a dinner for the new United
'«tates Minister to China, Mr. RockbllL
! THE WEATHER. — for to-day:
hPartly cloudy. The temperature yesterday:
'.Highest. 53 degrees; lowest, 41.
.-< TAMPERING WITH TRAIXB.
\ The charge of Vice-Preßident Bryan of the
Interborougb that most of the recent accidents
flu the subway and on the elevated railroad
I •were due, not to the inexperience of new em
ployes, but to the tampering with air brakes
and other apparatus by miscreants supposably
la sympathy with the defeated strikers, is one
(-which should have the attention of the police.
If the Interborough officials believe this to be
the cause of their trouble, they also should
•pare no expense in placing detectives la their
cars to "watch for these wreckers. It is vastly
more Important for the police to run down these
scoundrels than to raid any number of pool
rooms or even stop the reckless automobile
{drivers. The crimes, though directed against
the Interborongh, are attacks of the most dan
gerous kind upon the public, and no vigilance
can be too great to prevent the attempts and
punish severely those who make them.
It seems incredible that any person should :
be scoundrel enough thus to endanger the
[lives of innocent thousands. Unfortunately,
however, there Is ample reason to accept Mr.
Bryan's view, at least In part. Two men were
{■arraigned in court on Friday for pulling the
'bell rope of a 2d-avo. train, and from day to
i-iSLj others have been arrested for similar ma
i lidous mischief. On the 6th-ave. line the other
[night somebody cut a rubber pipe controlling
(the sir brakes, and this at once set the brakes,
Vbringins the train to a sudden stop under con
•dltloas peculiarly likely to produce a collision.
["We are ready to believe that most of this mis
|chlef is not the work of the late strikers. It
?<loes not seem possible, whatever their anger
I against the Interborough company, that mo
tormen, who know the tremendous danger
of tampering with the apparatus and have
borne the responsibility for the lives of thou-
I ek^dE, would attempt to wreck a train. We
believe that the tampering is mostly the work
of young rowdies, lawless fellows, who never
had responsibility, who love to make trouble
; just for their own amusement, and who seize
j upon the strike as a pretext for licentious
conduct. The sobered, defeated striker, with
; wife and child, is not the person for train
i eking. That is the enterprise of the vicious
1 young barbarian, whom, it is to be feared, we
J are training up In large numbers to Irresponsi
! bility, with our lack of parental authority, our
! schools which fall to fit the average youth only
i capable of hand work for honest and efficient
I industry, and our general tone of contempt for
: law and authority.
But whoever it is who indulges in this sort
lor hoodlumlsm— to use a mild term for what is
[really an atrocious crime— should be most
\ gently watched for. A few weeks or even a
'^few days of extreme vigilance would surely
/put an end to the trouble. It needs only half
I a dozen exemplary punishments and the un
[falling arrest of every offender to carry con
i v -don to the whole body of hoodlums that
[ the game had best be abandoned. If the Inter
} "borough officials have come to the conclusion
I that the operation of trains Is endangered, as
1 Mr. Bryan says, it may be expected that no
I attempt to tamper with the trains will occur
f . .'-after without being detected by vigilant
i. watchers. When such danger exists It Is Just
I** .much - thjt duty -of tU company- to fuard
agnlnst it with an ndequate dotectlve force as
it is to place guards and signal men at every
point where safety rpqniros.
MR. CASTRO'S CASE.
President Castro's courteous but overconfident
Mspat.^h to The Tribune, which we took
pleasure in printing yesterday, may be accepted
as an authoritative statement of his view of
the controversy between himself and this coun
try. We say "himself rather than Venezuela,
for Mr. Castro is one of those who in our time
inherit the boast of the Bourbon king. For the
time being he is Venezuela. It is his own case
that he is pleading, or defending, with so much
confidence. It will be worth while to consider
for a moment the grounds of his confidence.
He does not believe there will be any trouble.
However sincere he may be In that belief, the
United States is I ipjlilj sincere in its desire and
hope that there will be no trouble. But why
will there not be? It must be either because
President Castro acts justly and withdraws all
cause of trouble or because of the unfailing
forbearance of the United States. We trust tills
country will not be guilty of foolish optimism
if it hopes the former ground will be made good,
for it is the only satisfactory ground— we mi^ht
say the only possible ground— upon which the
perpetuity of good relations between the two
countries can be assured. On the other hand, if
President Castro puts his trust in the second
ground mentioned it must be said frankly that
his trust is in danger of proving vain. This
country is patient and forbearing. It has shown
those qualities conspicuously in its dealings with
Venezuela. But it is conceivable that the time
might come when forbearance would cease to be
a virtue and when this country, in self-respect
and for the sake of Justice, would cease to ex
ercise it.
We trust that time will never come. It will
not. through the act or wish of this country.
But if it is to be avoided, It must be through
Venezuela's— or Mr. Castro's— practical demon
stration of that adherence to "right, reason and
justice" which Is so sweeplngly proclaimed In
the message to The Tribune. It is not by talk
ing of justice, but by doing Justice, that weak
nations acquire moral strength. That Venezuela
has invariably done Justice in the past, under
Mr. Castro's presidency, is far more than can
be successfully maintained. If it is upon such a
record for "right, reason and justice" as that of
the last few years that Mr. Castro bases his be
lief that there will be no trouble, and that if
there were Venezuela would win, we must re
gard his confidence as vain.
THE EAISER AND HIS VOW.
Emperor William, in his speech in the Town
Hall at Bremen in honor of the unveiling of
a monument of Emperor Frederick, revealed
himself more fully, perhaps, than In any pre
vious utterance. Upon his accession to the
throne of the empire cemented by the genius
of Moltke and Bismarck, the wisdom of King
William I and the valor of the soldiers of the
Fatherland, there was a general and very natu
ral belief that the young Emperor, thus sudden
ly placed on the imperial throne, would give
rein to the impetuosity of youth and seize the
first opportunity to enhance the warlike re
nown of the empire. Certain phrases and ut
terances in his speeches, in themselves special
ly addressed to the patriotism and pride of
his countrymen, and therefore proper enough,
were regarded as confirmation of this idea of
a rulec who soon became* known as "the young
war lord." This belief was strengthened with
the dismissal of Bismarck, the "dropping of
the pilot," as "Punch's" famous cartoon ex
pressed It, and for a time there was general
apprehension p In Europe as to the course the
German ship of state would take with Bis
marck's master hand no longer at the helm. To
the surprise of all, nothing remarkable hap
pened except the strengthening of Germany's
position in Europe by means looking to the
prevention of war. The passing of the greatest
War Minister since Pitt, the absence of what
Gladstone called "the resolute will and clear
eye of Count Bismarck," seemed to have no
disastrous effect such as the political prophets
foretold, and after a time these gloomy fore
bodings ceased, confidence, a plant of slow
growth, gradually began to Increase, and now
no one any longer refers to the Emperor as a
war lord, though his potentiality in that respect,
should he care to exert It, is generally recog
nized.
This great change In European opinion as re
spects Emperor William has been slow, but it
has also been steady, and as a result the earlier
opinion has been almost completely reversed.
The Kaiser is now generally looked upon ns a
force making for the peace of Europe, and his
utterances are interpreted in a kinder and juster
spirit, both at home and abroad.
And now his speech on an occasion which re
calls the beginning of his reign furnishes a
long sought clew to a character Europe and
the world have been Blow to understand. The
Burgomaster in his speech of greeting and
welcome having referred to the model of the
admiral's ship of the first German fleet, now In
the Bremen Town Hall, a fleet which, to Ger
many's shame, had been sold under the auc
tioneer's hammer, the Emperor replied that
when a youth he had stood by that model and
felt deeply enraged at the disgrace done the
German flag. He had then, he said, sworn an
oath that when he became the head of the
government he would "do everything possible
"to let bayonets and cannon rest, but to keep
"the bayonets sharp and the cannon ready, so
"that envy and greed would not disturb us in
"tending our garden or in building our benuti
"ful boose." Then followed this self-revealing
vow :uid declaration of the purposes and poli
cies which have been so successfully realized
in his reign:
I vowed never to strike for world mastery.
The world empire that I then dreamed of was
to create for the German Empire on all sides
the most absolute confidence as a quiet, honest
and peaceable neighbor. I have vowed that if
ever the time comes when history shall speak
of a German world power or a Hohenzollern
world power, this should not be based uijon
conquest, but come about through a mutual
striving of nations after common purposes.
The Kaiser has kept his vow. The noble,
manly and statesmanlike Ideal he placed be
fore him before he had ascended the throne of
empire may be said to be realized, and his ef
forts are still bent toward maintaining that
high ideal, as his recent conciliatory attitude
toward France sufficiently attests. Germany
under his rule has been a "quiet, honest and
peaceable neighbor." able to defend its rights,
but respecting those of its neighbor. The world
will not think the less of Emperor William for
the impressive and engaging self-revelation of
his address at Bremen.
TURBINES ON THE OCEAN.
■ The first turbine steamship designed to run
regularly across the Atlantic, the Victorian, of
the Allan Line, left Glasgow a few days ago on
her maiden voyage, and Is expected at Halifax
some time this week. Her owners Intend to
use her for their Canadian service, and she is
not likely to be seen soon, if ever, In New-York
Harbor. The metropolis must wait several
months— until the arrival of the Cunard com
pany's new vessel, the Carmania— before setting
eyes on such an addition to the merchant ma
rine; but press dispatches relative to the trip
of the Victorian ought to satisfy in a measure
the curiosity concerning her which is felt here.
The Victorian is not bo big as the Deutsch
land, the Kaiser Wllhelm 11, the Caronla or the
Baltic. Her displacement Is only about ten thou
sand tons. She Is more nearly comparable in
size with the St Louis and the St Paul. On
the other hand, she is much larger than any
steam craft that has hitherto given an exhibi
tion., of the- merits pf'tho turbine engine. The
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUTE, SUNDAY. MABCH 26. 1905.
river boats on the Clyde and the ferryboats on
the English and Irish channrls. for whi<-h Mr.
Parsons supplied the machinery, have afforded
demonstrations of Us virtues under one set of
conditions, but they do not prove conclusively
its Atness for service under another. That Is
why the pioneer venture of the Allan Line nn«
a significance of its own.
Neither the model nor the capacity of the en
gines of the vessel which is now making ncr
first trip to America conduce to high speed.
Ihe Victorian is expected to make only about
seventeen knots an hour. Her owners probably
do not wish her to do any better. They will be
satisfied if the rough seas which she must en
counter at this season do not force into nonce
an objection to the turbine which has not been
indicated hitherto. The Victorian is being sub
jected to a more severe onleal than any other
vessel has undergone which employs the same
means of propulsion. That she will be free
from vibration, a cause of discomfort to many
passengers and an invariable accompaniment of
the tise of the reciprocating engine, is practical
ly a foregone conclusion. There Is some reason
to think that the amount of coal she needs to
develop a horsepower will be a trifle less than
is required on the other Allan Line steamships;
and economy in fuel may also be attended by
economy in the space devoted to machinery. If
these expectations are realized the popularity of
the turbine for ocean liners will be greatly en
hanced.
HOBOKEN'S BIRTHDAY.
Hoboken, as an incorporated city, will be
fifty years old next Tuesday, and the people of
that i-omiminity intend to celebrate the occa
sion tn appropriate fashion. As told elsewhere
iv to-day's Tribune, the worthy burghers of
"the land of the tobacco pipe" are to make the
day a holiday. There will be parades, speeches,
iireworks and feasting, and the toasts will be
drunk from bumpers of foaming Hoboken lager
beer.
Iv this jubilee New-Yorkers should take an
especial interest, for In a way this edge of New-
Jersey is a part of the metropolis. Though di
vided by political boundaries, the two com
munities are closely united geographically, com
mercially and historically. The thousands of
Hobokeuites who work in Manhattan live, in
fact, nearer to the hub of this city than the
Staten Islanders or a vast number of Brook
lynites and residents of The Bronx. The great
steamships that cross the ocean and tie up to
their piers in Hoboken have New-York as their
real destination.
On the day of its anniversary the orators of
Hoboken are to recall the ancient glories of
the place, the times when it was the home of
inventions -which materially helped to hasten
the present age of engineering attainment, as
well as the seat of wealta and fashion.
And yet it was New- York that gave Hoboken
jts makers of steamboats and Its builders of
fine houses. John Stevens, the inventor and
the father of inventors, who bought and laid
out Hoboken as it is to-day, was a Xew-
Yorker. He was born in this city in 1740, was
graduated at King's College, now Columbia Uni
versity, and for a long period in his early life
he made his home here. When Hoboken was
v sort of Newport In the first part of the last
century the families who dwelt in its finest
homes were New-York families. It was then
that men like the first John Jacob Aster
lived there and had their private rowboats to
take them to and from their offices across the
river.
As Hoboken is indebted to New-York, so New-
York owes much to Hoboken. Each has helped
the other to become greater. Each has con
tributed to the other's prosperity. And so, whra
Hoboken rejoices over the achievements of her
past, New-York rejoices with her.
CELTIC.
A genuine impulse seems at length to have
been given to that Celtic or Gaelic "revival" of
which in recent years we have heard much but
seen little. For poets and playwriters of minor
significance to pose as the apostles of a Gaelic
renaissance means little, save for mirth. For
important universities to establish chairs of
Celtic language and literature means much.
For it is thus that knowledge of Gaelic Is prop
erly to be increased. We should not use the
term "revival," because there will scarcely be,
and indeed there should not be, an actual call
ing back of the old tongue to a larger place
among living languages, or any attempt to pro
long and to extend such life aa it now has. It
is for the practical good of the world that lan
guages should be as few as possible, and, there
fore, that those which are officially displaced,
and popularly dying should be permitted to
pass, save for a purely academic knowledge.
It Is commendable, however, to promote the
academic knowledge of the literature founded
by St. Columba and his colleagues and suc
cessors at lona, and of the language which is
still commonly used by some hundreds of thou
sands of people, und which other hundreds of
thousands are able in some measure to use. We
must remember that, while printed books in
Gaelic began with Knox's liturgy, and down to
a century and a hnlf ago numbered In all, per
haps, not more than a score, there have almost
down to the present day been not a few men
of letters of real worth who have used Gaelia,
either alone or as well as English, while the
mass of ancient Gaelic manuscripts is consider
able. For obvious reasons the bulk of modern
Gaelic literature, dating, that is, since the fif
teenth century, is Scottish, while the greater
and richer part of the earlier is of Irish origin.
Those who have studied Skene's catalogues and
Ferguson's works on Ogham and other scripts
must appreciate, though they should not exag
gerate, the worth of these old writings to the
student of philology, of literature and of his
tory.
The reminder was given by Mr. John D.
Crimmins the other day that now the best
schools for the study of Gaelic are in Germany.
That is not surprising, seeing what a pas
sion the Germans have for philology. But it is
not creditable to America — including Canada.
There are more people of Gaelic or Celtic—
meuning Scotch and Irish— origin here than In
any other country. A century ago Gaelic was
the common speech of numerous communities
in the United States, and it Is still in use among
thousands in the Dominion. It will be an ap
propriate and a not unprofitable thing, there
fore, to have Celtic chairs established in uni
versities in both of these countries.
UNFORTUNATE BIOLOGY.
The way in which Professor Jacques Loeb,
of the University of California, keeps on trying
to make people believe that he can produce life
artificially is extremely discreditable. Every
few months one sees an account of some lect
ure or interview In which he tells the old fa
miliar 6tory of his experiments with sea ur
chins' eggs and salt water. Only last week one
of our New-York contemporaries rehearsed it
in the form of a dispatch from San Francisco.
If these announcements were followed by a cor
rection or denial by Professor Loeb himself,
the public would believe that be had been In
accurately reported, and that his pretences were
much more modest than would appear from
the newspapers. As we have never observed
anything which looks like repudiation, it is
fair to hold him responsible for the false in
terpretations which are being put on hia work.
The notion that life could be developed out of
dead mßtter was generally prevnlent in the
Middle Ages; but more than two centuries ago
an Italian naturalist, Redi, undertook some ex
periments which exploded the Idea. Since that
day all reputable biologists have held that no
life could originate without previous life.
Any person of average intelligence can, with
out a ep&cial scientific training, distinguish be
tween creating 'life anew ond stimulating life
that already exist?. When a farmer plants a
kernel of corn, the moisture in the soil, in com
bination with the -warmth of the sun. causes
it to sprout and grow. If he plants a shoe peg,
nil the culture and coaxing in the world will be
without effect. The seed has an element of
life, a germ, Imparted by ancestral grain. The
shoe peg has not. So, too, with the sea urchin's
egg. If. as Professor Lo»b pretends, he pro
motes hatching by the application of salt
water, he does so by stimulating a life princi
ple already residing in the egg, and left there
by Its parents. It is childish to pretend that
he creates life, or that he has any encourage
ment to think creation, in the truo sense of
the term, is possible at his hands. Suppose he
try salt water, or ethyl acetate, or acetic acid,
or any other possible chemical compound, on a
charge of bird shot. Would he get any sea ur
chins or other living creatures? Not much!
Governor Higgins has taken hold of the tim
ber scandals with a vigorous and firm hand.
Ulster County will do well to listen to the
reasonable requests of New- York City and to
the sound sense of the Governor of the State
rather than to the self-seeking suggestions of
Ramapo. The city will give it a far better bar
gain than that speculative and sordid corpora
tion.
There may be some question as to the wisdom
of the prosecution of Maxim. Gorky, which the
Russian government has in mind, but there can
be no doubt that it would be much better to
try him decently than to pack him off to Siberia
or put him into prison "by order of the Czar"
without even a pretence of a trial, as in the
•'good old days" which Mr. Pobiedonostseft*
wants to see perpetuated without change.
Thomas Jefferson is doubtless convinced that
a man's birthday can be used for many strange
and startling purposes.
The companions of the email boy from Irving
ton who tried to be a real big sport might
have profited from the severe lecture of Magis
trate Crane. Where were the mothers of the
two girls who let them go off alone with seven
teen-year-old boys to a theatre and restaurant?
Sefior Don Manuel Azplroz, Mexico's first Am
bassador to this country, who died in Washing
ton on Friday, had won distinction as a soldier,
a lawyer aoid a diplomat. He continued with
notable success the work done by his predeces
sor, Matlaa Romero, in cementing our friendly
relations with Mexico, and in harmonizing
American and Mexican Interests. In his six
years of service at Washington he showed
marked capacity, and his sterling qualities as a
man won him the esteem of all with whom he
was brought in private or public contact. By
his death the Mexican government loses a val
ued and trusted public servant.
THE TALK OF THE DAT.
The nnest opal known In Australia is obtained at
White Cliffs, near WUcannia, in the colony of New
South Wales, where about nine hundred miners are
in constant work. Th© best quality of these stones
realizes occasionally «s much as $350 an ounce, Ui>
to the end of 1904 J4.000.000 worth of opals had be«n
exported from New South Wales alone.
He — Do you remember your old school friend,
Sophie Smythe?
She— Yes, indeed I do. A most absurd looking
thing. So Billy, too! What became of her?
He— Oh! nothing. Only— l married her.—(lllus
trated Bits.
The Bomo correspondent of "The Pall Mall
Gaaette" relates that a young countryman of Bi
tonto. Francesco Capaldo, was much in love with
a pretty girl, EUsa Fano. and although the girl
herself was not averse to his suit, her mamma
did not see Francesco with a "good eye," as they
say here, and so the course of true love did not
run smoothly. Rendered desperate, the young man
decided on heroic measures, and concocted a plot
with some friends. The mother and daughter
were in the habit of going frequently to some
relatives in the evening, so one dark night the con
spirators hid In a narrow street, and as the
women passed sprang out upon them. In the con
fusion which ensued, heightened by the intentional
manoeuvres of the young men. the gallant Fran
cesco threw a shawl over the head of one of the
frightened women, and, in spite of her struggles,
bore her off to his house. "I am Francesco," he
repeated at Intervals, thinking to calm the terror
of his lady love, only, however, to be answered
bj muffled tones from the shawl, struggles and
kicks of such strength ba to rouse his wonder and
something of resentment that EUsa should treat
him so. Meanwhile the other woman had fled
shrieking to cover, followed by the men to con
ceal the doing of Francesco. The bold lover care
fully removed the shawl, dropped on his knees and
raised his eyes to those of— Elisa'a mother.
Origin.— Birnam Wood was at last moving toward
Dunsinano.
"Ha'" said Macbeth, "I ses we are about to
have a brueh with the enemy."
Thus originated a phrase that Is part of the
equipment of every war correspondent.— <Hfe.
Two brothers were fined in a London police court
the other day for fighting in the street. "He struck
me and I hit him," pleaded one brother. "But it
was quite friendly, sir." he hastened to adS. "He
is my brother, and I haven't seen him for a long
time."
Old Party— Boy, you'll catch cold if you get your
feet wet in that puddle. * y
Bmall Boy— Dafs what I'm after. I'm a-gohV ter
■peak "Spartacus de Gladiators" at school on Fri
day, an- I wants ter sit me voice hoarse.— (Chicago
For three years a man. now Indicted for swindling,
has been living on a pair of Victor Hugo's trousers,
according to the Paris correspondent of "The Lond
on Telegraph." On bringing them home wrapped
up in tissue paper he showed them to his concierge.
The concierge was thunderstruck, and In five min
utes all the neighborhood knew that her tenant
possessed a pair of the poefs trousers. The next day
callers came begging for portions of the relic. The
generous owner parted with buttons and fragments
cf the clnth at a franc apiece. His custom grew,
and the trousers seemed to keep growing, too How
ever many bits he sold there were always more
fragments of the relic wherewith to satisfy fresh
applicants. The conclergo says that according to
her computation he must have disposed of three
hundred pairs of Victor Hugo's trousers all told.
He grew reckless at last, and only a few days ago
was still selling whole legs of the trousers at J2O
apiece. That gave him away. A purchaser boasted
to a friend that he possessed a leg of a pair of
trousers worn by Victor Hugo. "That's funny,
said the friend; "I have one also." They compared
treasures, and both were right legs. Becoming sus
picious, they called on a common acquaintance. He
had a third right leg of Victor Hugo's trousers.
They s^our'd the neighborhood and found legs,
rights and lefts, and other portions of the gar
ment almost in every household where there was
any member of the f-»mlly with a poetic turn of
mind. The poet's admirers then went In force to
the police and lodged a complaint. When the war
rant was Berved on the vender of the relics his
room was searched, and the original pair of trous
ers was found intact. "Then you acknowledge," said
the officer, "that none of the trousers you sold had
ever really been worn by Victor Hugo?" "Quite so,"
said the man cheerfully, "and so far as I know he
never wore that pair either."
A man wanted a ticket to Olathe, and had only
a S2 bill. It required $3 to get the ticket. He took
the $2 bill to a pawnshop, and pawned It for $160
On his way back to the station he met a friend to
whom he sold th* pawn ticket for Q 50. That eav«
him S3. Now. who's out that dollar ?-<Ka"nsas
City stsr.
According to "The Kennebec Journal' th«re was
a unique article in the Palermo town warrant. It
was this: "To see If the town -will accept of Thomas
DinEmoro the sum of $100 as a trust fund, the in
terest of tarns to bo applied as follows, to wit:
To celebrate the memory of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence of the United States
of America, also the lives of the pioneers of th«
towns of China and Palermo, once In every ten
years at Branch Mills. China, The first celebra
tion to occur on the fourth day of July, 13X5, and
each succeeding ten years thereafter."
A "Washington youth wrote home after the elope
ment: "I am married now. and all my troubles ire
over." Married men, pleas© dem't titter.— (Chicago
Journal. ;^^a
About People and +S octal Incidents.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
ITEOM THE TRIBUTE BUaEAtT.I
Washington. March 25.— President Roosevelt went
on horseback to the suburbs this afternoon with
Senator Lodge.
The President w.is out of his « fßce for over an
h^ur this morning, attending th* commencement
exerolaea of the United States Naval MCdieal
School. While he was away Senators Allison. De
pew. Spooner and Platt. of Connecticut, called to
see him about various subjects. "That's a chest
nut, a roast-d chestnut," exclaimed Senator Platt.
when cno of the correspondents on guard asked
him about tariff amendment in connection with an
extra session of Congress in the fall.
"I see that some of tha papers have been print
ing etorios about Allison going over to New-York
to agitate tha subject of tariff reduction with busi
ness men there. Now. those stories may be true,
but I don't believe a word of them." said Senator
Allison, cominsr out of the oflice hulldlns to defend
his own fair mmc. "I went over to New-York to
■M Mr. Carnegie, and taUc with him about some
libraries In lowa. Didn't say a word about tariff
or politics to any one."
Secretary Tatt and Assistant Secretary Adee held
conferences with the President about the Venez
uelan and Dominican situations.
Vice-President Fairbanks called soon after the
President returned from the commencement exer
cises and talked with him for ten minutes about
bis Southern trio.
NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON.
ITBO.M Tlir TRIil-NE P: IIIAV.]
Washington, March £6.— The marriage if M
Julia Kellogg, daughter of Mrs. Frances Kellogg
and the late Colonel Sanford Kellogg. U. S. A., to
Andrew Young BradUy, of this city, took place at
noon to-day at the Church of the Covenant. The
R«v. Dr. S. S. Mitchell, of Princeton. X. J.. who
performed the marriage service for the brlde
groom'3 parents, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Dr.
T. S. Hamtin, pastor of the church. Colonel A. C
Tyler escorted the bride to the chancel. She wnr«
white satin and old lace, and carried lilies-of-the
valley. The wedding 1 party Included Duncan Brad
ley. Edward Heald, Dr. Robert Mason, I
Thompson. H. Prescott GaUey. F. De Courcy
Faust and Hugh B. Rowland, of this city; Alfred
Tyler, of Baltimore; Theodore Tyler, of Chicago:
Miss Edna Tyler. Miss Brrol Brown. Miss Harriet
Southerland, Miss Anne Brown and Miss Kathleen
Weston. of this city, and Miss Alice Vernon, of
Morrlstown. N. J. Miss Marie Barnes acted as
maid of honor, and Charles Bradley was his broth
er's best man. The bridesmaids wore white net
and lace, with picture hats of lace straw and white
lilacs. After the ceremony Colonel and Mrs. Tyler
entertained the bridal party and out-of-town guests
at breakfast. On their return from their wedding
trip Mr. and Mrs. Bradley will spend some time
with Mxb. A. C. Bradley, mother of th» bridegroom.
Miss Ethel Cranston and Dr. G. Lane TannehiU,
Jr.. of Baltimore, were married at noon to-day in
the home of the bride's family at the Ontario. The
ceremony was performed by the bride's father, the
Rev. Earl Cranston, resident Bishop of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church, assisted by Bishop David
Moore, of Portland. Ore. The bride was attended
by her sister. Miss Ruth Cranston, and a party
of her former classmates at the Woman's College
In Baltimore held the ribbons to form the aisle by
which the couple approached the Impromptu altar.
They were Mls3 Ruth Tannehlll. Miss Hester
Caldwell and Miss McAllister, all of Baltimore;
Miss Anna Webster, of New-York, and Miss Buth
ner and Miss Stackpole. of Portland, Ore. The out
of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. William P.
Laird. Mrs. R. S. Anderson. Frank V. McAllister
and B. A. Burnett, of New-York. The wedding
gown was of white chiffon and the veil was eJged
•with pearls. The. bridesmaids wore white net
■with green girdles and wreaths of ragged-robin.
After their honeymoon trip Dr. and Mrs. Tannehlll
will live in Baltimore.
Mi-Careme will be signalized by a sale and tea
for the benefit of tha Children's Country Home.
This affair, which has attracted the active atten
tion of a number of prominent women, will take
place next Thursday afternoon.
Senator and Mrs. Depew will leave Washington
to-morrow morning for New-York. They do not
expect to return until fall.
NEW-YORK BOCIETY.
"While society -will abstain from any special ob
servance of Mi-Careme on Tuesday, yet this coming
of mid-Lent gives promise of being rather gay. It
begins to-morrov.- with the wedding of Miss Helen
Cutting and Lucius K. Wllmerding. The ceremony
■will take place at St. George's Church. Stuyvesant
Square, at 8 o'clock, and will be performed by
Bishop Coadjutor Greer. Afterward Mr. and Mrs.
R, Fulton Cutting, the parents of the brida. will
give a reception at their house, in East 67th-st.
The bridesmaids are Miss Elizabeth. Miss Ruth
and Miss Olivia Cutting. Miss Alice Roosevelt.
Mlsa Jessie Sloane. Miss Muriel Robbins. MVs Vio
let Cruger. Miss Caroline Drayton, Miss Gwendolyn
Burden and Miss Caroline Wllmerdlng. R. Bayard
Cutting will be the best man. The ushers are Will
lam Whitehouse. Coster Wlhnerding. Richard Wal
ton, Duncan Harris, Edward Marvin and Pendle
ton Rogers. The newly married coupl© will sail
for Europe next week, and will remain atoroad
until July.
At Daly's Theatr* there will b« a matinee per
formance to-morrow afternoon of Mia? Eager's
DR. ABBOTT WOULD ACCEPT GIFT.
If Rockefeller Money Were Refused Attitude
of Ministry Would Be Inconsistent.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Cambridge. Mass.. March 25.— The Rev. Dr. Lyman
Abbott, in an interview here to-day, says that the
American board should accept J. D. Rockefeller's
gift of $100,000. He does not think that the attitude
of the Christian mlnistrv could be called consistent
if ilr. Rockefeller's or any other rich man's money
should be refused because of alleged questionable
methods iv making it. He added:
The accusations against Mr. Rockefeller may be
true, but similar things are true of a large number
of so-called Christians who can be found aiding in
the support of nearly every church. Besides, there
are no reasonable men who would maintain that all
Mr Rocke f eller'B money was made In the same in
iquitous way. In Mr. Rockefeller's case we are
unable to prove it belongs to any one more than to
Mr. Rockefeller.
HOLLAND THANKS PUBLIC.
Joseph Holland yesterday requested the news
papers to publish the following card of thanks for
the testimonial tendered him Friday at the Metro
politan Opera House:
To that wonderful family of God's children, the
men and women of the stage— always loyal, always
eager in time of need to stand by ono another: to
my brethren of the kindred arts— to the musicians.
the artists, the authors, the members of the press,
and lastly, to the great and generous public I
tender a heart full of love and gratitude for the
unparalleled evidence of their sympathy and a!tec
tlon with which they have showered me. This la
a day in my career that can never be forgotten,
nor can I forget the Incomparable honor ray com
rades have paid me by their unselfish labor in my
behalf.
GOVERNOR HERRICK'S SON ENGAGED.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TmBT^CE.J
St. Louis. March 25.— Miss Agnes BlackwelL
daughter of A. M. Blackwell, the manufacturer, de
parted to-day with the family of Governor Her
rlck of Ohio for a tour of the South. Miss Black
well and P. W. Herrick. son of the Governor, will
be married while on the trip, according to reports
here.
HOLLAND SOCIETY'S MEETING.
At the twentieth annual meeting of the Holland
Society, April 6. at Delmonlco's. the reports of
the treasurer and nominating committee will be
read. The treasurer's report shows that last year
$5,541 02 was received. The balance in hand
amounts to JS3OCS. The society invested, mostly in
railroad bonds, $U,S4I 5". The nominating commit
tee has nominated Garret J. Garr«tson for presi
dent, and Robert A. Roosevelt. Robert A. Van
Wyck. John I* Rlker and George G. De Witt for
trustees.
TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS.
Among the passengers who Balled yesterday on
the Columbia were:
Dr. ana Mr*. William M. ' Mrs. John Van Vl«clu
-Evans. 1 Walter K. Gibbons.
E.lwnri It. Morjran.
Among the passengers who arrived yesterday on
the Philadelphia were:
Dr. t:i I R. Carpenter. IMr. and Mrs. Albert la*
Mlcba«l Drelccr. £*••** Cecilia, N.r.
W. A. Ltwton. 4Jirm. Howard Taylor.
dramatic adaptation of Eugen* Field's "Dinkey
Bird" In behalf of the annex of the Loom!* Sana
torium for Consumptive Children.
A large number of dinners are «ch«dnled for to
morrow, including one given by Mrs. Edward Ly
man Short, and the sewing class which works for
the New-York infant Asylum meets to-morrow
morning at Mrs. Frederic J. De Peyi>ter"s hOTaa, in
Madison-are.
Miss Doris Francklyn. who ha» yet to "come cut
in society, makes her debut as a playwright to
morrow afternoon at the Berkeley Lyceum, with
an ot>eretta entitled "Flora-Florlzel," and nor
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Franckiyn. hava
issued about three hundred Invitations for the per
formance, In which Miss Kitty Cheaiham and
Claude Cunningham will take part, the chorus
being composed of pupils from Mrs. Ogden Crane*
school. .
Amos Tuck French. Mrs. William Pollock
and Mrs. Edward Lyman Short have card parties
arranged for Tuesday afternoon. Among the din
ners in the evening will be one given by Mrs. Wln
throp Chanler at her house. In Sth-ave.. for Miss
Laura Chapter, and in the morning Mrs. Richard
Irvln will have at her house, in West 39th-st.. the
sewing class which works for the Fresh AM Fund
of the Homo of St. John the Divine.
Dogs will occupy attention to a great extent tn
the last (our days of the week, when the Long
Island Kennel Club, to which most of the members
of the Meadow Brook colony belong:, holds its an
nual bench show at the Clennont Avenue Rink, In
Brooklyn. Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbllt will make her
debut on this occasion as an exhibitor, and has
entered a number of bull terriers. Other exhibitors
are Mrs. James Burke Roche and Mrs. James L.
Kernochan. Neither J. Pierpont Morgan nor Mrs.
O. H. P. Belmont has, however, entered any dogs
this year.
Miss Mary Hopeton Drake, whose marriage to
Lyman Tiffany Dyer takes place on April 23 at All
Angels' Church. in West End-av<?., will be attended
by Miss Roslna Boardman. Miss Mary Beekraan
Miss Mary Hoyt. Miss Mary Hopeton Smith and
Miss Sallie Atterbury as bridesmaids, and by her
sister. Miss Susan Drake, as maid of honor.
Sherry', will be the- scene on Thursday of &
reading by Mrs. Le Moyne In behalf of the Ladies'
un£ "£ ° C th * SOC!ety of th L^ n °- Ia Hospital.
under the auspices o* Mrs. William P. Douglas^
-S\c • JT lerß<m Hamilton. Mrs. Wlllard Parker
and Mrs. W. Barclay Parsons.
Miss Laura Swan, who has been staying with
fo rS town eglnaM Vaßd * rbUt at ""^ hh * ' "<™
June 27 has been set as the date of the weddin.
of MI,. X.talie Wells, daughter of Mr anTS
sJ£*£ss £ *«* *«-* - ** — «■
Mr. and Mrs. H. V- " Rensselaer Kennedy who
SLrz^" 13 - eau **• p» at ** ~*°°
£ J °!f Armar *" lMU «l tnvitatfons for a
0 ««< « *«
house. In East 54th-st
Tutsday^a/i" E PeIl6W WCI *»*• * reception en
Tuesday afternoon at her house. l a East 54th-«
for her future stepmother. Mias Berard. whoso en
i-naries F. Chandler, has been announced.
caarjes F. Chandler, has been announced.
a^2T WMI^ ka Corl ? > «*t club win held
ren^Th °° Tu<Bday «* at the City Club, pre
ceded by a mess dinner, at which the new commo
dore, W. K. VanderbUt. Jr.. who i, returning m
France. Is expected to take the chair.
t^tT** 0 "? 1 WetßaQr * * nd MiM Jessl * Sloane.
the latter a daughter of Henry T. Sloan*, are to
be bridesmaids to Miss. Pauline Blddle on the occa
?, v-° ™ er weddln 5 to Joba Pean Brock at St
Luke's Church. Philadelphia, on Monday. April 5
On Saturday Mrs. Charles ZJ. Lea will entertaJ-,
the FortnlgbUy Bridge Club at bar house, in sth
ave. ' "
Last night the RJding Club, in East 58th-st.. was
the scene of its annual spring entertainment
which took the form of clever feats of horseman!
■hip by members of the club, especially by the
more youthful element thereof, and Included a
number of tricks of the circus order It opened
with a grand parade about the tanbark. comprised
a. musical ride, and wm -witnessed by a large num
ber ef members of the fashionable set either as
members of the club or as their guests.
On Friday Mrs. Charles B. Alexanders house, in
East «Bth-st.. will be the scene from 2 till 6 of a
children's fair organized to raise money for the
"Children's Beds" thi» summer in the country
home for convalescent babies at Sea Cliff. Long
Island. The patronesses of this worthy charity
would be grateful for any contributions for the
fair, which should b* sent to Mrs. Alexander's
house not later than Thursday next.
Mme. Etama Eamea will sing. M. Ysaya will play
and the New- York Bymphony Orchestra will take
part In the concert in behalf of the Music School
Settlement which takes place at Carnegie Hall en
Thursday next.
CALLS TOLSTOY LEADING NOVELIST.
Professor Phelps Says Mark Twain, if He Is
One, Is America's Foremost.
William Lyon Pbelps. professor of English litera
ture at Yale University, delivered an address be
fore the Round Table Club at Columbia University
last night, and spoke entertainingly on the educa
tional value of the modern novel, and incidentally
gave his opinion as to the rank and value of the
leading 1 novelists of the day.
"I consider that Russia. France and England lead
in the value of the novels produced, with Russia,
showing most promise for the future." he said. "I
consider Tolstoy the first novelist of the day and
'Anna, Kareolna' th« best novel by any living au
thor. In France to-day there is In my oplTiioa no
first rats genius. I believe Thomas Hardy to b«
at the head of English novelists, and that be
comes nearer to being the successor to George Eliot
than any one else. Kipling's rank is problematical.
but I do not consider that he has fulfilled th*
promise of his early years.
"The German novel is spoiled by a tendency to
oversensationalism. In America, if we CM calx
Mark Twain a novelist. I believe him to bo our
foremost."
REVIEWS SEARCH FOR GRAVE.
General Porter Tells of Effort to Find Jones's
Coffin.
In a recent letter to the Sons of the Americas
Revolution. General Horace Porter reviews his
search for the grave of John Paul Jones. He is at
present running subterranean galleries through th«
Paris cemetery tn search of the admiral's leaded
coffin. He says. In part:
It is mortfyingr to think that while the ashes of
Kelson repose in the crypt of St. Paul's, and Na
poleon's remains have been brought back and given
seputure in the land he so long defended, and ft!!
nations have been honoring* their heroic dead, our
great sailor, the organiser of American victories
on the sea. who shed such lustre on our coun
try. has for 113 years been allowed to lie Ilk© an out
cast in a squalid quarter of a distant city, wh<*r« he
had been buried by the hand of charity. If ii is
found, after all. that his cofiln had been unearthed
by the revolutionists In search of lead or carried
off in some mysterious way. which is of course pos
sible, it wilt have been worth all the time and
labor employed and the expenditures Incurred to
settle once and forever the vexed question as 19
•whether his remains are recoverable or not.
MARCONI AND HIS BRIDE SAIL.
Liverpool. March 2S.— William Marconi and hi*
bride are passengers on the Cunard Un« steamer
Campania, which sailed from this port today tot
is ew- York.
A. C. QURRAGE UNDER KNIFE.
Boston. March 23.— A. C. Burrage. a •well knows
financier of this city and associate of H. H.
Rogers, of New-York, and other men representing
largo interests, underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis to-day. The operation was performed
at the request of Mr. Him «->•■ h« >•■ to
pood health. In order to avert the possibility of »
more ,-,. - attack than the on« «• * he M
recently experienced. Th« operation wo* pro
sounctu «ucc«S3fuL

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