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ACADEMY OF Hi SIC- The Darling of the God*.
BEI^ASCO— B- A4r«a.
B:l3— The Music Matter.
BROADWAY — S:lS— Florofiora.
CAIINtKID HAL.U-S:l&— Eamea-Y«aye>eoaceTt.
CIRCLE— *■- Vaudeville. v
COLONIAL,- 2— S— Vaudeville.
DALY'S— S— The Duchess of Dantilc.
EDEN MVSEE- World In Wai.
EMPIRE --»— Holmes.
GARDEN'— SiO— The College Widow.
GABRICK-S:I»-Yoii Never Can Tell. «_♦.»■
HARLEM— Mrs Wi^s of the «-abfca«- Patch
HERALD PQITARE— S:I&— Tt>« %Vom«n in th« oaae.
HUDSON— 6:IS— Th*. \jetiy Shore.
IRVING PLACB—^:2O— Dor Fami.lentay.
KNICKERBOCKER— «:IS-The Prince CtatrorU
LEW FIELDS— B:I5 — It H-»ni>ened in NoMland.
LIBERTY— B:IS- The Education of Mr. Plpp.
£v"e?-M-2 >■*•- Mr, Leffinewell s Boots.
xK r WAR'-^^ Mr, Temple^ Tolegrwn.
MANHATTAN — — I^eah Klewhna.
VE\I'E'«' ; HN- HAl£-6:15-Oliv ? Mead Quartet.
NEW AM»TERDAM-«:IR— A Parljtan Romance.
NEW-YORK-^IS-Mrj. Black 1 -ea.i Awake.
PRINCESS 2— *'•«■' — When W« Dead Awake.
P aVoT— « :2R — Abigail.
WAL-UACK'S— R:BO— M!Ir. Itarnt
VCEST END— «:IS— P«KBT tram Paris.
Index to Advertisements.
Arr.uwnent* 14 « Financial jo *-"
Auction Sale* Fl- Financial ......... }} *"«
r.anclal 11 2 J-tnar-wil Elections... 11 -
Auction Sales I>al 'Foreclosure Sale* ....13 »
r.»tat« 8 s|Furnl*h*<J 800m5. ...12 1
Ranker* * Brokers. .11 1-2; Help Wanted 1- 3-4
Billiard & Poo! Ta~ ! I-"" . • •••■••••»; '
bl«-s 12 2lMarnajtei! & Deaths.. 7 8
Board & Reams 12 ljOrean Steamer* 11 «
r, Property to Proposal*. •r 1
..8 .". Public Notice* 8 *
'Wffl. rn :^ y « «!K!f^i.vv:::.v:::» »-«
f.r B«> « R!R«s! Bstats 13 \
C*rr~t Cleaning ....12 31 Heal state « »
Chance of Name 11 4 ! U^aurants 1- .»
Countrr Property for | Savin** Banks » »-*
gale ■ 4 toaeUl Notices < «
Country Property to • | Spring Resorts » 6-£
Let 8 4jStc«inboatit 13 »
Desk ard Office Fur- } Storaee Notices . . . . .1- *
nltur* 12 2|Surr«pates Notices.. .l 3 5
Dividend Notices ... II 2! Typewriting ...... ...12 •»
Pom. mt& Wanted.. l 2 ft-SjTo Let for Business
Dressmaklne & Mil- 2 I Purpose* p. ••■;••• 5 6
finery 12 2!Tribun« Sub'n Rates, i «
Emp'inent Agencies. »5 2 Trust Companies 11 2
Excursions 13 S Work Wanted 12 4-6
£^33o?k2Pail*2 SMkttwe
FORElGN —Advices from Washington say
that officials will begin to entertain hopes or
peace when direct negotiations between Toko
and St. Petersburg begin. = Russia acro J^:
ing to a dispatch from St. Petersburg, has made
known the conditions on which no terms of
peace can be arranged: namely, cession of terri
tory and indemnity. = Admiral RoJertven-
Bkys squadron of thirty warships and fourteen
colliers was sighted steaming east by a British
•vessel 250 miles northeast of Madagascar on
ilarch 19 The Cretic. with Mr. Hay on
board, reached Gibraltar; the Secretary Ib bet
ter, but is not yet entirely well. === nan I
cellor yon Bulow announced In the Reichstag
that Germany intended to safeguard her In
terests In Morocco without the aid of any foreign
•cower •■ The Swiss Bundesrath rejected the
commercial treaty with the United States owing
to the Senate's modification. == The British
mission concluded an agreement with the Ameer
of Afghanistan and is on its return to India.
|. . Prince George announced that the powers
il -ad ordered foreign troops to aid in restoring
f order In Crete; the prince asked for delay.
DOMESTIC— The members of the Panama
Canal Commission resigned at the request of
the President. ===== The appointment of W. E.
Gould, of Baltimore, as Collector of Customs for
Santo Domingo, was announced in Washington.
. Professor Hollander stated that his mis
sion to Santo Domingo was solely for the pur
pose of studying the financial and political sta
tus of the people. ==== The general counsel of
the Panama Railroad Company has succeeded
in purchasing for the government all but five
of the outstanding share-- of the company. ■
CITY. — Stocks were strong. - ■ The Board
of Education voted to shorten the hours of study
In the first year of the elementary schools, and
to abolish so-called "fads' in that year. -
It was recommended that churches and schools
in New-Rochelle toll bells for Adrian Iselln,
who, It was learned, died in the Protestant faith.
=^= Fire destroyed the new subway station at
]r,7th-st. •'■ James H. Hyde refused to an
swer Senator Bracken's charges of mismanage
ment of the Equitable; the executive committee
met to talk over harmony plans. === A man
damus was served on President Fornes of the
Board of Aldermen compelling action on tho
New- Connecting Railroad franchise; the
aldermen obtained a stay. ■-- August Bel
roont asked the Rapid Transt Commission to
complete the original subway route by exten
sions up Lexington-ave. and down Broadway
from 42d-st. ■ ■■ Controller Grout declared
that contractors were holding up work on the
Manhattan Bridge terminals by renting build-
Ings they were supposed to tear down. ■ .. It
■was learned that Harry Keen?, brother of James
R. Keene. -was robbed of valuable silverware et
the time of the fire which damaged his art col
lection. ■ ■ ■ — After the Missouri Society dinner
enthusiastic friends suggested that the Demo
cratic national ticket for 1908 should read Folk
anfl Jerome.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Bho^'ers. The temperature yesterday: High
«st. 74 degrees; lowest, 49.
The President's latest application of his con
sistent and logical policy toward Santo Do
mingo does not escape criticism or even de
nunciation. In that nobody will be surprised.
It might be interesting to speculate upon the
i origin and animus of the adverse comments,
'and to discover, If possible, which arise simply
(from partisan or factional opposition to the
i administration and which from misinformation
or misapprehension. We are inclined to think
that If all arising from such sources were elim
inated there would be little left. For what is
•about to be done is no new departure, of doubt
ful propriety and possibly involving dangers,
but is merely a continuation of principles and
I practices common for uncounted years in this
lend other countries.
• Note, In the first place, that ail this talk about
,a "protectorate" Is unwarranted. No such thing
Is proposed or contemplated. The United States
is not pressing itself, not even Its good offices,
Upon the Dominican Republic. It is simply an
swering that republic's urgent call for aid, and
It is doing so without incurring the slightest
: responsibility and without seeking to exercise
the slightest authority. The Dominican govern
ment, distrusting the capacity of Its own agents
for the administration of the customs service,
asks that American experts may go down there
ana do the work, and it very naturally and
properly requests the President to suggest some
! men of suitable ability whom it may thus em
ploy. The President is not going to appoint
them cr commission them, or anything of that
sort. He is simply going to tell President Mo
rales that such and such men are, in his opin
ion, suitable for that work, whereupon Mr.
Morales, If he wishes to do so, will invite them
to undertake it President Roosevelt will not
go upon their bonds. nor will the American
people. Neither will our army and navy be
sent thither to support them In their work. It
Is a common enough proceeding. Innumerable
American, British, German. French and other
array and navy officers Lave at times b«>en
"lent" to Japan and China, to aid them in the
arts of war. Is it not at least equally fitting
to lend some civilians to Santo Domingo to aid
that country In the arts of peace?
. But the Santo Domingo customs receipts are
to be deposited in a New-York bank. Yen; why
not? We know of no constitutional prohibition
against the depositing of foreign funds in Amer
ican banks. It Las been done many times. We
shouldn't wonder if there were at this very mo
ment millions of dollars of foreign deposits in
American banks. Really, there seems to be no
reason why we should discriminate against
Santo Domingo and say that it alone of all
foreign countries should be debarred from our
banks. But, once again, there is an American
vessel at Monte Crlstl. with marines on board
«nd a landing may he made. Once again, why
not? It Is no new thing for us to have a war
ship in Dominican waters, nor would it be an
ainaz!E £ novelty for us to land marines for i ■■
protection of American Interests. That has
been done again and again, in more lands than
one. Moreover, so far as that particular port
is concerned, we have a special right to take
such action whenever it is needed, entirely
without regard to this latest development of
affairs. For nniiy months we have bad special
iSx!^- there under the terms of an arbitral
awaro^'tbe validity of which, wo fancy, not even
the critics of the President's policy will ques
tion. A pretty figure we should cut. indeed, if
we sejit men down there to fulfil the terms of
an arbitral award and then failed to support
and protect them in their work!
We cannot believe that the Senate will seri
ously regard this response of the President to
Santo Domingo's appeal as in any way infring
ing upon Its prerogatives. It is most emphat
ically not an attempt practically to execute the
treaty which the Senate has still under advise
ment. The facts that that treaty has been ne
gotiated, that it is under favorable considera
tion by the Senate and that the Senate is
likely to ratify it at an early date in the fall
undoubtedly strengthen the case for the present
arrangement. But there Is no essential con
nection between this arrangement and the
treaty. The aid asked might properly be given
to Santo Domingo even if the treaty were to
be rejected or if it had never been made. The
present proposals stand alone, upon the basis
of their own merit, and that basis is secure and
is to be approved.
The purport of Mr. Belmont's statement con
cerning the relations of his company to under
ground rapid transit seems to have been misun
derstood in some quarters. Mr. Belmont does
not pretend that' the money put into the sub
way by himself and his associates was invested
under an agreement or belief that they were to
control the whole business of subsurface trans
portation in this city. What he has done is to
cite the letter which Mr. McDonald sent to the
Rapid Transit Commission in July. 1902, offer
ing to construct the Brooklyn extension for
$2,000,000 and giving the reasons why his com
pany was willing to pay the rest of the cost of
that work out of its own resources. In that let
ter Mr. McDonald clearly said that he wanted
not "an official commitment." but "a reasonable
assurance" that when the city was financially
able to do so it would undertake the construc
tion of a subway down Broadway from 42d-st.
to 14th-st It was not an express condition, but
it was a perfectly frank statement of what was
wanted and perhaps expected, and it is only
fair to give it whatever weight properly belongs
to it at the present time.
Mr. Belmont, facing the prospect of a stiff
competition with the New-York City Railway
Company for the franchises which the commis
sion is about to bestow, now feels warranted in
contending that, because of Mr McDonald's
letter, the commission is under a moral obliga
tion to carry out the plan therein referred to.
But the obligation is by no means so clear to
others as it is to him. The resolution unani
mously adopted by the commission three days
after the receipt of that letter, accepting oue
of the alternative offers which it contained,
made no allusion whatsoever to Mr. McDonald's
desire for "a reasonable assurance" concerning
a future Broadway extension. The commission
did not commit itself directly or indirectly on
that subject. That was the time for the Sub
way Construction Company, as it was then
called, to see to it that the "moral obligation"
was not overlooked in case It felt sensitive on
that 6core. But it is a fact, we believe, that the
point was not raised, after the offer was ac
cepted in July. 1902, aud we do not remember
that it has ever been mentioned in any of the
proposals and discussions of the last three years
until now. when Mr. Belmont Is opportunely re
minded of his former associate's letter.
Controller Grout, whose views on municipal
questions are not always edifying, compressed
much common sense into his comment on the
report that the Interborougb company would
not bid on Brooklyn subway franchises. "Mr.
Belmont," said the Controller, "will bid for
"Brooklyn extensions if It Is to his financial in
terest to do so, and he will not if the contrary
"is true. He assuredly will not bite off his nose
"to spite his face. All we know now is that both
"companies are willing to build subways at their
"own expense." That degree of knowledge,
which will probably be augmented before long,
is well worth possessing, inasmuch as it sup
plies an agreeable assurance of sharp rivalry
and favorable terms to the city for new sub
way enterprises. It Is a common belief that at
no very distant day all the transportation inter
ests of the city will be combined under one man
agement, but there is at present no evidence of
an understanding prejudicial to the public
among the prospective bidders for what the com
mission has to offer. On the contrary, there is
every reason to believe that, whatever may
happen hereafter, the successful applicant will
cheerfully consent to be bound by a contract
fairly representing the potential value of the
privileges which it secures.
The practical utility of the existing subway Is
immense. As an educational agency it is also
a great success. The public is already able to
form a fairly intelligent estimate of what it is
worth to those who enjoy the revenue* that It
The immediate consequences of the collision
In the eubway yesterday near 168th-st. were
extremely sensational, but not so unfortunate
as might have been feared. By the derailment
and partial wrecking of a train of empty
coaches short circuits were caused, blinding
flashes of electric fire produced and much com
bustible material temporarily stored in the vi
cinity was ignited. Whether the work of de
struction was aggravated by dynamite or not
is a point not yet fully determined. Official de
nials of its presence in the neighborhood may
be taken with a grain of salt for a day or two.
Barrels of oil might well cause a fierce blaze
and dense smoke, but it is not altogether clear
that they would explode with sufficient vio
lence to produce such shocks as occurred at in
tervals for two or three hours. However, there
seems to have been no loss of life, which must
be a source of profound satisfaction to the pub
lic; and the delay In opening to service the sec
tion of road north of 157th-st. may prove to
be much shorter than was at first anticipated.
The question in which the liveliest interest
will be taken by patrons of the subway is, How
well did the passenger coaches of the Inter
borough company which were exposed to the
flames go through the ordeal? Nobody cares
about the fate of the timbers employed to shore
up the walls of the unfinished tunnel. Those
would eventually have been removed when they
had served the purpose for which they were
introduced. But the fire resisting character of
the rolling stock is a far more viral matter. It
is probably true that collisions on the express
tracks of the subway are effectually prevented
by automatic mechanism. The local tracks are
not equipped with such safeguards. In the nat
ure of things they are destined to be the scene
of more or less violent smash-ups, and In some
of the accidents cars which are composed of al
most anything except asbestos and steel are sure
to be more or less badly burned. The newer
coaches of the company are said to be much
better in this respect than those first .supplied
To ascertain whether any of them are vulnera
ble will be the chief motive of many people
for scrutinizing the reports of yesterday's ex
Whether the accident was the result of Mo
torman Frey's carelessness or of neglect to
place a red light on the flatcar into which be
ran his train is immaterial. Somebody failed
la perform his duty, and if bis identity can bo
established, and if he can hp roncho-.l with dis
npline, the Interborough company phouM M
deal with the case as to discourage repetitions
of the offence.
Nobody who reviews the history of franchises
In the Board of Aldermen is likely to have tiie
least doubt that, whatever may be r eaid or its
honesty, that body- is utterly incompetent to
discharge properly the important duty now de
volved upon it with, respect to the development
of this great city and the meeting of its transit
needs. For seven years now the Board or Al
dermen or its predecessor, the Municipal As
sembly, has been the franchise granting body
of the city government, and the experience of
that period has been one, if not of deliberate
hold-ups, of delays and political intrigues so in
jurious to the general welfare as to show the
need of vesting this great power in some re
sponsible and businesslike body. It is intoler
able that the great public interests involved in
franchises at this time of rapid development
and practical reconstruction of the metropolis
should be at the mercy of officials who cannot
be made to attend to their duties or to transact
business according to the statutes and their own
Since January 1. ISOO. the city legislature has
had before it twenty -eight applications for fran
chises, exclusive of those sent to it for approval
by the Rapid Transit Commission. Though
bound to act promptly one way or the other
upon them, it has in only twelve cases out of
the twenty-eight acted at all. After delays
aggregating one year and seven months it final
ly rejected two applications. After delays aggre
gating eight years and two months it granted
six applications, while it granted with rea
onable promptness four others. The other
sixteen were held up one way or another,
and died or were withdrawn after being ren
dered hopeless by delay without any action
having been taken upon them. The four ap
plications promptly granted were: The Fort
George and llth-ave. franchise for a surface
railroad, in December, 1809; the Kingsbridge
Railroad Company's franchise for a surface
railroad, at the same time; Ihe Lehigh Valley
Railroad Company's franchise to lay tracks
across 13th-ave.. in January. 1900, and the New-
York, Westchester and Boston Railway Com
pany's franchise, in July, 1904, the granting of
which was as peculiar as the inexplicable de
lays in some other cases. In view of the prompt
action on the Lehigh Valley franchise, it is curi
ous that it took the Erie six months to get a
franchise to do precisely the same thing.
Three years and nine months were spent by the
legislators upon the Elm Street Connecting Rail
road Company's application, finally granted in
August. 1903; oue year and eight months on the
Union Railway application to cross Macomb's
Dam Bridge; oue year and five months on the
application for an extension of the system of the
Mineola, Hempstead and Freeport Traction Com
pany, in Queens: ten months on the application
of the Bush Terminal Railroad Company to lay
tracks in 41st-st., Brooklyn, and two months on
the application of the New-York City Interbor
ough Street Railway Company for extensions in
The Bronx. These were the delays in the cases
of franchises granted. The delays on applica
tions simply hung up. some of them since 1899.
are much greater. Now, nobody suggests that
all these applications are meritorious. The point
is that they should have, been disposed of— if
good, allowed to proceed; if bad. cleared away
so as not to menace other enterprises.
It may be thought that many of these requests
were ill considered and not worthy of better
treatment, in spite of the rules; but certainly
when the Rapid Transit Commission has care
fully planned an enterprise and asked tfce for
mal approval required by the charter prompt
action might have been expected. There have
been nine such plans presented since January 1.
1900. A proposal for a spur of the subway to Fort
Lee ferry, under an agreement of the ferry com
pany to cany subway passengers across the
river without additional fare, a plan highly ad
vantageous to the travelling public, Is still un
acted upon after seventeen months. The New-
York Connecting Railway application, already
much discussed, has been pending nine months.
There was a five months' delay over the Penn
sylvania tunnel. It took seven months to change
the subway route at Fort George, nxxd rapid
transit for the people of that section is so much
delayed. A necessary but trifling change in
Leuox-ave. was held up for five months and
the advantageous connection of the elevated and
subway in The Bronx for two months. The
McAdoo tunnel franchise was held up for five
months. Only three Rapid Transit Commission
franchises were adopted promptly, and the ac
tion on them showed that the excuse about
needed information in the other cases was non
sense, for these franchises were some of them
as much open to difference of opinion and in
need of study as those which were neglected.
Clearly the aldermen are not the persons to
be trusted with a power which they play with
in such fashion.
The Papal allocution at a consistory in fact
corresponds in a measure with the speech from
the throne at the opening or closing of Parlia
ment, reviowing ecclesiastical Instead of civil
politics and interests, and especially the rela
tions of the Roman Church -with the various
powers of the world. If it does not ofteo dis
close any important details of policy, It Is in
that respect no more non-committal than are
the purely secular addresses made elsewhere.
The allocution of Monday last appears to have
been even more than usual devoted to consid
eration of the relations of church and state
and to complaints of ill treatment of the for
mer by the latter. We are told that the Pope
referred feelingly to the so-called persecutions
of the Church in France, where complete sep
aration of church and state Is apparently im
pending, and also to the even worse persecu
tions in Ecuador, where confiscation of Church
property is under way and hostile discrimina
tions are most marked.
Now, the Interesting fact Buggested by those
utterances is that France, one land concerning
which complaints are made, is the land of the
Concordat, the land in which political relation
ship between church and state has been of all
really most marked, and the land whose gov
ernment and army were for many years the
chief protectors of the temporal power of the
Papacy, and also that Ecuador, the other . oun
try complained of, was until recently the land
of all in South America in which the Church
had greatest influence. On the other hand, we
hear of no complaint In the Papal address con
cerning the treatment accorded to the Roman
Church In the United States, in which from the
very beginning not only entire religious equal
ity, but entire separation of church and state
has been decreed and enforced by organic law;
or in Great Britain, where for centuries Roman
Catholics were practically proscribed and where
they have only in comparatively recent yours
been admitted to full civil rights. The feet is
well known, of course, that it is in the latter
two countries that the Roman Church is really
most prosperous.
That is to say, •union of church and state,
state subsidies to the Church and clerical domi
nance in civil government, such as have been
known hitherto In France ami Ecund.tr, loa.i to
trouble for the Church, while entire separation
of church and state and eh il disregard of cleri
cal affairs lead to ecclesiastical prosperity.
That seems to be the inevitable lesson of the
Pope's own address. In view of that, the cry
that separation of church and state in Krance
will mean extinction of the Church wjJUI was
raised Jn the French Parliament at tho very
moment when the Poue was dejivering hi« a - o ii
cul ion— rinps hopelessly hollo-w. Surely no ob
?.>rvinsr nm. l reflecting accleslastlc can fall to
p^ropivp that the Church is better off to-day In
Lbe countries over which It has exercised no
control than In those in -which It has been a
port of thf peweroment, or to realize that, ho^
pvrr contrary It may be to some traditions, the
policy of "a free ohnrob in a fre* state" Is as
dpslrnhl^ for the Ctrarch as ft is for the state.
Governor Folk talks Ilka a man who doesn't
*hlnk that all a. good Democrat's energy should
be expended in ■■plebrating' th.» birthday of
Thomas Jefferson.
If the man tvhom tho postal* authorities have
taken into custody is in truth as able as he is
reported to be in his operations, tho capture Is
most welcome. The number of exceptionally
skilful schemers in these bold vUlanies has
fallen off in recent years, and the amount of
money which they have secured has shrunk
much below the totals of earlier seasons*. The
prospects now are that with the investigations
at present in progress people generally will have
a clearer claim to their own than they hwve
hitherto iiad. "
The shady side of the street 'is once more be
coming popular.
In The Tribune yesterday the article, with Its
effective illustrations, on the treatment adopted
In handling certain classes of insane sufferers
was of much more than passing interest and
suggestion. The doctors who give to such pa
tients the utmost limit of care and pains de
serve to receive all possible encouragement and
the most satisfactory results which can be se
cured. The change from the early years of
"J3edlam" to the hospitals of the present day is
a noteworthy measure of progress in humanity.
Whatever may be thought of the Police Com
missioner as an individual, it Is clear that Mc-
Adoo plus MeAvoy is a poor combination for
the Police Department.
The president of the concerns amalgamated
in a commercial circulating library enterprise
announces that there can be no loss through
the present embarrassments of the enterprise.
His assurance will be acceptable to the investors.
but it may be doubted whether it was the wisest
of plans to start thut scheme Just at the time
when ihe Carnegie libraries were going up in
many parts of the city and the magnificent
public institution was rising in 42d-st.
Before more railroad tracks are placed on any
street the existing tracks should be used to
their full capacity. That the latter is done can
be said of few, if any, lines in this city.
A story is told of an Englishman who had oc
casion for a doctor while staying in Peking, says
"The Birmingham (England) Post." "Sing Loo,
gleatest doctor." said his servant- "he aavee my
lifee once." "Really?" queried the Englishman.
"Yes, me tellible awful," was the reply; "me callee
in another doctor. He givee me medicine; me velly,
velly bad. Me callee in another doctor. He come
and give me more medicine, make me velly. velly
badder. Me callee in Sing Loo. He no coma. He
savee my life."
She always darned her hoso -with silk —
The holes were quite extensive —
The price of silk was very high;
Which made them darned expensive.
—(Grand Rapids Herald.
The plan of utilizing abandoned trolley cars In
the open air treatment of tuberculosis, which has
been successful at the Pine Ridge camp in Rhode
Island, is now to be adopted, according to "Chari
ties," at Snake Hill, for the care of the pauper
consumptive* of Hudson County. N. J. The Public
Service Corporation, of that State, has placed fif
teen cars at the disposal of the committee of the
State Charities Aid Association, which is pushing
the matter as a temporary and inexpensive expe
dient until more permanent and satisfactory ac-oom
raodatlons can be secured. This is a suggestion
worth noting.
"Tea," said he, letting her out another notch be
yond the speed limit, "the automobile has come to
Btay." Then the machine slowed down, gave a shud
der or two and a dry, rasping cough, and stepped.
"You were right." said his guest, a few hours
later, as they trudged wearily into town.— (.Houston
There are some small armies In Burope. Monaco's
army consists of eeventy-flve carabineers, the same
number of guards and twenty firemen. The army
of Luxemburg has 135 gendarmes, 170 volunteers and
39 musicians, but the law generously provides that
in time of war the volunteers may be temporarily
increased to 250. In the Republic of San Marino
compulsory military service prevails, the result
being that an army of 950 men and 38 officers can
be summoned to the colors. That is the war
strength of the forces, but the peace footing of the
army is one company of sixty men.
John Canny is a modest youth
As e'er the 6un shines on;
So modest that 't is only truth
To call him "Modest John."
John, in the literary game.
Ne'er overlooks a bet.
And yet he ia, despite his fame,
A very violet.
A modest, timid, shrinking chap.
Who sings small as a linnet
And shyly works his llt'ry snap
For every cent that's in It
His friends say, when one comments on
The largeness of his snap,
"Yes: but success has not spoiled John.
He's such a modest chap. 1 *
The calcium beats upon his trow.
Its 3erce white light upsets him.
John tries to dodge it— but, somehow
The limelight always gets him.
Publicity has always nagged
This youth so void of craft;
And now I hear he has been dragged
Into the lecture graft.
Perhaps this modest youth you know,
Who says, w»th streaming eyes:
"Yes. print my picture, sir— but, oh!
I hate to advertise."
His sigh of deep distress I hear,
The rattle of his chains.
He can but wipe a salty tear
And salt a*vay his gains.
His publisher, a man of guilo.
Remarks: "Oh, yes, John's shy."
And then h© smiles a sordid smile
And winks the oth»r eye. —(Puck.
An elderly resident of a village fn "Western New-
York atlli tells with some glee, according to "Case
and Comment." the story of his aapiratlcns to be
come Justice of the peace many years ago, when
his youthful temper was not always under con
trol. He says he went to the leader of the dom
inant party in the town, still well remembered for
his prominence in that locality and with whom he
was on familiar terms, and told him. that he would
llko to get the nomination for Justice of the peace.
The answer he got, pronounced with great delib
eration .and dignity, was: "A — t you are Just as
fit for Justice of the peace as ti — 1 Is fr\r a powder
Some years ago Phillip* Brooks was recovering
from an illness, and was denying himself to all
visitors. -A-hen Robert O. Ingersoll called. The
bishop received him at once. "I appreciate, this
very much," said Mr. Ingersoll. "but why do you
see mo when you deny yourself to your Mends *"
"It is this way." said the bishop; "I feel con
fident of seeing my friends in the next world but
this may be my last chance of seemg you."— { Argo
Everybody who has had experience In carvlnr
knows that not only are sharper knives required,
but also probably more skill and practice, to carve,
a duck than any other fowl. Admiral Dewey was
a guest, according to "The Buffalo Commercial."
at a dinner table where his host had that serious
task to perform. As the admiral watched the al
most desperate endeavors of the carver to disin
tegrate the bird he smiled mildly. His host hap
pened to notice it and felt a bit piqued, as he was
rot in the best of temper, anyway. "You appear
to be amused at my awkwardness, admiral." B aid
he. "Not at all. eir; not at all." was the reply.
"I was only thinking why the term duck was used
as a word of endearment and goose one of re
riX h Mk?a' % Slmlle.-Bobby-I've been working all
□ay ilka a dog, pop. ~ •
Father-Glad to hear you are getting indua
trlous. Robert, but what have you been doing?
_J?£kby-l V * .Wa d ' Min * out 4 woodebooit, pop*
—(Puck. _, •"• y**™**;
About People and Incidents
Washington, March 2).— President Roosevelt re
ceived a number of callers to-day who came to
bid him farewell on the evo of his departure AM
the West. Vice-President Fairbanks, who will
leave this evening for his home, was one of the
earner visitors. "I will run over to Philadelphia
before going to Indianapolis," said the Vice-Presi
dent. "But ■■ my visit to Pennsylvania has no
political significance." Vlce-Presldent Fairbanks
came to the White House with Senator Spooner,
who also said goodby to tho President. Saon
after they left Senator Warren, of Wyoming-, called
to pay his respects to the President for the last
time this spring, and also to push the claim of a
constituent for a consulate.
Senator Dick called after luncheon to wish the
President a sail and pleasant journey, and to in
troduce E. N. Gunsollis, who was recently ap
pointed consul to Cork. M. Bunau-VariUa called
at the White House to-day to say goodby. "I
will leave for New- York In a day or two," he said.
"and will then sail for France. It is a mistake
to say that I was hunting a job. I never hunted
for a job in my life. I merely came over this
time to spend a little vacation and to see the
canal project put once more on its feet. That was
my crowning life work. For twenty year* I
labored to bring about the construction of that
great canal. Now I am sure it will bo pushed with
all the enterprise that you Americans possess."
Senator Piles, of Washington, introduced J. D.
Farrell. president of the Great Northern Steam
ship Company. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, presented
Miss Charlotte Holm.--.n, a missionary stationed at
Ajmar. India, and Miss Emma Hayes, national
secretary of the Young Women's Christian Asso
ciation. Senators Long, Carter and Galllnger came
to introduce constituents, and Representative Dal
zell, of Pittsburg. took up the case of a townsman
who wishes to enter the Civil Service.
Other callers during the day were Secretary
Taft, Secretary Shaw, Postmaster General Cortel
you and Attorney General Moody, j Mr. Moody is
to take a brief vacation, and saw tho President
for the last .time beforo the latter goes en his
Southwestern trip.
Washington. March 29.— Th© French Ambassador
and Mme. Jusserand entertained at dinner this
evening in honor of the Minister to Chin\ ar.d MM
Bockhill. The additional guests were the Peruvian
Minister, the Cuban Minister and Mra>. Que3ada,
the Chinese Minister, tho Minister from Slam, Com
mander and Mrs. Wlnalow, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Gore, Sefior Zavalla. of the Argentina Legation; th»
counsellor of the French Embasey and Mme. des
Portes da la Fosse, the naval attache of the
French Embassy and Viscountess da Faramond,
Miss Gwynni. Mas Helen Patton. Miss Mac-
Veagh, Miss Gertrude Myer and Captain Fournler.
Washington March 29.— The Philippine collection
of native fabrics, hats, laces and curios le!t over
from the :ecent Festival of Nations is being sold
this evening at "bargain" prices by a number of
the society women who had that affair in cfiaxge.
Th© proceeds ■will be added to the fund already
raised for the benefit of the Working Boys' Home.
Th« Secretary of Agriculture has been keeping
bachelor's hall at his house in Vermont-aye. ever
since the departure of his daughter. Miss Flora
"Wilson, for Europe last fall. He has now decided
to giva up his present residence at the end of this
month and take an apartment at Stoneleiga Court.
The Minister from the Netherlands will act in. a
French play to be given, on Wednesday evening In
Easter week for the oenefit of tha Diet Kitchen, a
charity -which has enlisted the interest of fash
ionable Wash-nßton for years. Others in the cast
will include Miss Wetmore, Miss Berry, Miss De
Smirnoff, Mile, dcs Portes, daughter of the coun
sellor of the French Embassy, and Mr. Zichy. of
the Austrl in Embassy, and Henry May, jr. Th*
prograrnm > -.vill consist of two short plays, "A
Lesson in Acting" and "Furnished Apartments."
both to be .^iven by prominent amateurs.
Miss M.-K?nna, who is now the guest of Mr. and
Mrs Kin-^r Walnwright at Br\n Mawr. Peniv. will
go to New-York to visit her sister, Mrs. Pitts Duf
tiel'l, before returning to Washington.
Mrs. Edson Bradley ia going to New-York to
morrow for a week.
The telegraphically loquacious person is a con
siderable source of revenue to telegraphers at re
?Tts like Atlantic City and similar places, says an
old telegrapher.
Their easiest victims and chief scurce of "graft"
are ■women who ask the operator to 'write, out &
message for them. He Is always willing: and oblig
ing, and generally writes something like this:
I will be home to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock
on the 3:30 train from Atlantic City. Meet me at
the station with the carriage when the train ar
But this Is the message which Is sent:
Home S a. m. ; send carriage.
The olfferenee In charges between the two mes
sages goes Into the pocket of the operator, as weH
as perhaps a 10-cent charge for the address. If the
sender looks like a particularly "easy mark."
When one operator may send two hundred or more
messages a day, their "rake off" Is easily Imag
One of the most interesting: persons to be found
in the Tenderloin Is Hattle Ross, the negro mis
sionary. Sister Ross at one tlmo wa3 the pro
prietor of a chain of come of the most notorious
resorts in the city, which extended from. Bleecker
bC to the upper "West Side. She quit the business
several years ago, and has since devoted her for
tune," which at that time was large, to the reclama
tion of the unfortunates of that district. She has
probably done more- good among this class than
any other person la this city, since no one dares
to block her way when she wants to enter the
vilest of resorts to rescue some unfortunate. Her ex
posures to the Police Commissioner and the Mayor
of conditions in the old and new Tenderloins have
gained her the most cordial hatred of both police
and crooks, but she continues her work, in spite
of the efforts of both to stop her.
Major W. A. Mensch. of Kingman, Arias., is stay
ing at the Hoffman House. He was in the "old
war," and since the early 60"s has mixed with the
frontiersmen of the Western, country under all the
stirring conditions that belong to pioneer life. He
carries a few leaden compliments in his body, for
which he insists he returned an equivalent, with
usury added. "Klngman." said the Major, "was es
tablished in the early days of the Atlantic and Pa
cific road. That was in the early £o*3. The pres
ent population of the town is about 1,200. Before
the years of drouth it was a cattle raising centre,
but it is now chiefly interested in mining." Major
Menßoh is vice-president of the Mohave County
Progressive Association, which was organized to
make known to the world the resources of the
Alfred H. Dunham went to Alaska seven years
ago, and was a pioneer merchant at Nome. He
is now the calef game warden of the Sportsmen's
League of New-York for the Alaskan Division, and
in a conversation at the Grand Hotel a few days
ago cited the urgent necessity for the supervision
by the national government of what is now the ore
great natural game preserve of the country. Speak-
Ing of early experiences in Nome. Mr. Dunham told
of picking up the wreckage \ of "a. lumber cargo
upon the -beach and selling single planks at fWO.
"The present price for lumber at Nome," said Mr.
Dunham, "is $60 to $70 a thousand., but I have, sev
eral houaea the lumber in which cost me £50 a
thousand, and an we have, no Insurance protection
•for our property in Nome I always feel gr«»«itlv
relieved when I get back from the East in the
early summer and nnd that nre has not devastated
the place. We have a fire fighting equipment of
two steamers and a chemical engine, splendidly
manned, and fires are usually nipped In their ln
ciplency." . ....
Ex-Attorney General Willis Sweet, of Porto Rico,
was an arrival on th« steamer Caracas from San
Juan. General Sweet resigned his position on
March 1. after two years* service. Seen at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel Mr. Sweet said: "The Porto Ricans
are a kindly people and I enjoyed my stay among
them, but to one who has lived in Idaho for twenty
years the climate of Porto Rico Is somewhat ener
vating. The sugar and tobacco crops for the rear
are excellent and the people are consequently In a
prosperous condition. Many Americans are engage?
In . establishing orange- groves, and fruit culture v
becoming an important industry of the island.- It
1* superseding to a degreo th* cultivation ooffs*.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius K. Wllmerdinr. Jr.. ar«
booked to sail for Europe - next Thursday, and
will remain abroad throughout •.-<■ cummer. They
were married on Monday last, at St. Georges.
Stuyvesant Square. •
Mr. and Mrs- Philip Livingston and Mfcsj France*
de Peyster returned yesterday to New-York fron*
C. Oliver Iselin has likewise returned frera Aissq,
Ha arrived In town a few hours befora the dsath
of his father, Adrian Iselin.
Captain and Mr« Woodbury Kane, who were
married on Monday at AJken. will spend the ■uin
mer at Newport, and will open Mrs. Kane'3 cot
tage there Ist the season early In May.
Among those who sailed yesterday on the Balti-»
for Europe were Mrs. Ogden Gcelet and her si-«r--
Lady Herbert. Miss Callcnder. Miss do Forest.
Mrs. J. H. Hammond and Mr and Mrs. W. North
Duane. Mrs. Go-jet, while abroad, will visit her
daughter, the Duchess of Roxburghe.
A concert will be given this <**•<•: - ? »• Carnegie
Hall for th» benefit of the Music Schcol Settlement.
at which Mm*. Emma Eames will sins. Aiaoa;
the patronesses ar» Mm. Cornelias Vand«rbHt.
Mrs. W. Seward Webb, Mrs. H. McK. TwssaMy
and Mrs. C. B. Alexander.
Tho sewing class known as The Helpers, whlrh
works for the Home for Incurables, had Its
weekly meeting yesterday afternoon at ■- home
of Mrs. Stuart Pullman West la East 53th-st. Its
members include Mrs. Sidney de Kay. Miss Jan<>t
de Kay. Mrs. Grenvilla Wlothrop. Mrs. Cortlandt
S. Van Rensselaer and Mrs. William Bloodjood.
Miss Leary"s Bellevu* Hnsplta.! ?«•«■ :ng and
Knitting Class meets this morning at ksr >aqsi.
No. IS East 75th- st.
Mrs. Pierce Mail. Mrs, Clarence C. Rice. Miss
Delafleld, Miss Chanler and a. number of other
■well known women are, patron' of an enter
tainment which will be. given this evening and also
to-morrow night at the Berkeley Lyceum. la be
half of the Greenwich Settlement. It will take
the form of the presentation of two French, plays.
' - .
Archibald Alexander, who marr'es Miss Hislen
Barney on April 8. gives his farewell bachelor din
ner at Delmonlco's the day after to-morrow.
Hugo Hariri* and his bride, Lady Evelyn
as well as the latter's daughter by her first mar
riage, th* Hon. Nora McGarrel Hogs. a~« due her«
tha day after to-morrow from England on the
Celtic, and on their arrival will so to their house.
No. 241 Madlson-ave., which baa been occupied
a portion of the winter by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Guinness. Mrs. Guinness sailed for England last
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay. who had been for
nearly a week at her place at Roslyn. Long- Island.
returned to town yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Pollock will elose-tbeir
house In Mad!snn-ave. for the season about Apr l .'.
20. and will leave town for their country place at
Flttsfleld. Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Jay. Mrs. Valentine Mot*.
Mr. and Mrs. Tho-mas Hitchcock. Jr., Mrs. W. H.
Sands and Miss An'.ta Sands axe still at Alken.
Mr- and air* Robert D- Pruyn win spend th» early
part of the summer at Greenwich. Conn.
Mrs. Taft. wife of the Secretary of "War. has ar
rived In town, from Waahtr-gtan for a. faw days' stay
which will be devoted to preparations for her trip
to the Philippines.
Captain and Mrs. Philip Z>yolg have rentad the "W.
G. Weld cottars in Bellev-ue-ave». at New-port.
which was used for several seasons as Bummer
quarters of the British Embassy.
Mrs. Albert Gallatln and the Misses- Gai!atln are
at Lakewood. , „-^^; - -« v v :.-;■.- .;--,-
Mrs. "Francis Stevens Is at Baltimore- trio* her
mother. Mrs. Benjamin Borwiu, .... ~^.~*-.
Robert E. Todd has Invited Poultney Bi^elow.
Paul Outerbridgre and James C Ayres to be his
guests on his yacht, the Thistle, when he sails her
across the ocean in the race for the Emperor's Cup.
which has not been -fully re-estabUsced sine* th«
"Greenwoods men are modest compared with
some of the antique dealers la this town." said &
citizens whose vocation entitles him to epeak •with
authority. "Some of the auction houses also ex
hibit the same- measure of elasticity In the quality
of their commercial morality. Colonial furniture,
presumed to be saturated with hallowed memories
of the long ago. Is urged upon the prospective
purchaser for its Revolutionary flavor at fancy
prices, despite the fact that It cam* recently in
the regular course from a Michigan factory. Em
pire, Adams and Sheraton specimens are also
abundant— made every day In York - -mhU»
Chippendale that closely counterfeits the product
of the popular English maker is turned out wtth.
neatness and dispatch and ample abundance by
Italian artisans In one of the thoroughfares east
of sth-ave. Bronzes branded wlta famous names
are sold as original, at four -.lines their value, when
the truth is known that they are only reproduc
tions and the supply unlimited."
"She was on Sth-ave. on a recent vr(r<!ik* after
noon." said the observant man. "I alluda to the
red headed girl, and for the tnousanta time I
proved th* old saw: 'Meet a red headed girl on
the street an.l you are sure to see a. white hor**.*
The one I saw on this occasion had tha reddest
head of hair I ever saw, and no sooner had ah«
quit my view than out of the throng of antpasf
a pair of white horse* appeared and -whirled a
victoria down the avenue, and a cab horse whiter
tnan the team followed close behind."
The tendencies la youth that make the boy father
to the man were notable near Gramercy Park «m
a recent afternoon. Two boys were dragging »>?«
empty fruit cases, the obvious result of a fuel for
aging expedition in the direction of the crowded
East River district One of the boys was leading
a bicycle as well as tugging at the boxes, end the
idea seized him that he might make his **Mfe»~
serve Its usual function and that of a freighting
motor as well. The hitch was effected, and. with
his partner to help, he mounted, the start was
made and the scheme was a success. The load was
skidded at a quickened speed also* the asphalt,
and the observing man saw In the youth a future
captain of invention or Industry who will surely
help him ' while helping others to easier eaa
time saving methods.
"Persona who would never think of eutttn* a
deck, and who don't know a royal flush from a
deuce of dubs, constantly use Idioms which had
their origin at the green covered table." »aid an all
gambler the other day. "One bright example of
phrases of this kind, which Is destined to go down
in history. Is "a square deal/ used by Pr««i<J*at
Roosevelt in his reply to Parker In the last cam
"Few. persona think of 'open and above board* as
coming from the poker table. 'He called the turn*
Is of more obvious origin. *A dirty deuce In a new
deck," an expression signifying insignificance, is, of
course, from the gaming table, The origin of 'alssn
cut' is disputed #< but many hold it Is takea from
poker. 'Hands down. 1 as well as. show down.* IMS
been taken bodily from poker vernacular. *H!s bhiff
was called* In so well known, and the orifin of it la
SO obvious, that I hesitate in speaking of it.
'•'Stack up against.' while still in th« alans de
partment of our language, nevertheless Is becomlns
sanctioned by good use, and will soon form another
linguistic contribution from poker. Ii I were less
familiar with poker vernacular. I could point out
many similar instance*, but familiarity * ;-• -
breeds contempt."
Supplementing the. dlntr.< possibilities o£ palm
gardens, orangeries, grill rooms, rathskellers, cafes
and restaurants, one of the Broadway hotels has
recently mads a bid for the patronage of the nov
elty hunting bohemlan. East Indian dishes con
stitute a special Mil of fare. Indian rice, chutney.
Bombay . sauce and Bombay salad **» among
the Items that lend •■■- Oriental flavor, and «v»ry
thinf m prepared and served by a native of Lahore.
India— Walope Hera \HI •by name. ,who learned
English in Bombay, but continues to wear Ma im
maculate and distinctive garb, lachrtUa* tto.ta
dispensable turban.

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