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FRIDAY. MARCH 31, 1905.
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ditlons continue to grow f^" v ' n
Kharkoff provinces are o\errun d> t >eao .
T>f>MKSTIO -Ambassador dcs Planches stated
ttePfify vould have taken draM.e ™asures
}? collect her part of the Dominica.i indebted
s£e£ Ked the text of his inßtructtons. and
did nothing to merit Castro's ill t w « L t r=f= n ™?
" Secretary of Agriculture reported that crop.
no danger of a short» B e in the wheat crop
S-M. J. Hornaby. a young Mississippi negro,
complained to the President that he is pre-
Sd from holding a Civil Service position to
•which he was twice appointed, by the brutality
of white citizens of Yazoo. ess In hope of
averting a coal strike the miners in the central
bituminous region of Pennsylvania offered to
continue work for five days on the old scale
pending further negotiations. ==; J. Morgan
Smith and bis wife, wanted as witneses in the
Nan Patterson case, were arrested In Cincin
nati. s==== It was said in Albany that a reduc
tion in the proposed stork transfer tax from $2
for* each hundred shares to ?1 was possible.
CITT.— closed strong after early weak
ness. ; . . Two meetings of the John D. Crim
m!ns committee of yholders of the Equita
ble ,if*> Assurance Society were held to act on
■ the ir.utuallzation plan. ===== The Rev. Dr.
Donald Syge Mackay. charged by Western cler
gymen connected with the Reformed Church
with heresy, because of the views he recently
expr^sps-d, vigorously defends himself from the
am •< .. The poultry interests of New-York
an Wcstchester counties arc in a panic over
the discovery thai the legislature may put
through an amendment to the Agricultural law
jirovidinp ihat all slaughtered game must be
drawn within twenty-four hours of the time it is
Hlk-d. ===== The Municipal Art Society gave a
dinner, at v.-hich Controller Orout said that
jjrobabiy no action would ever have been taken
against Vubway f.igns pave for the society. ■ ■ ■
ilayor McClellan approved the Cooper bill re
moving the Kings County Penitentiary to an
island in the East River. == District Attorney
Jerome received a report from the Buildings
Bureau show-in*; twenty-two violations of the
lew in the Lew Fields Theatre. == The Rapid
Transit Board reported plans for new sub
ways to cost $2<KMX'O.<> ; »<>. ===== The legislative
committee on gas announced it would force of
ficials of the lighting companies to open their
books; the latter admitted a monopoly. ■. , , ■
A fireman v.as killed by the caving in of a por
tion of the subway at the scene of the fire at
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fa. and cooler. The . temperature . yesterday;
Highest, Co degrees; lowest. 42.
It is to i>o hoped that the Board of Superin
tendents will lmvH Use courage to stand for their
prerogative and refuse, at the dictation of toe
Board of Education, to recommend the shorten
. Ing of the Im. -1 day. Without that recom
mendation no change can be made. The law
contemplates the taking of initiative by the
superintendents and review by the Board of :
Education In iudi matters. But the Tammany
contingent, in their zeal to break down the'
school system MtaWtahßd under Dr. Maxwell,
undertake to instruct the superintendents as to
the initiative they are expected to take, and; a
fcir commissioners wlios»» sympathies ore not
with this Tammany campaign seem to have
been led by desire for particular change* in -the
course of study, sop Of wh'n-li perhaps misht
veil be made, to let themselves be used by Tam
. The Mayor rejoices in the vote. lie thinks It
"right to hare a shorter school day for some of
the school children.*' Naturally. It may help
him a trifle to pet out of the scrape b« pot into
by his demagogic campaign cry when he was
a candidate for election. lie went about the
town complaining becauso Mayor Low', had' not
br-en able to provide schools fast enough In' two
years to make up for four years of neglect
under Mayor Van W yok. Ho promised to do
away with part time classes and give every
child a full day at school. He has, of course,
found that this promise was as reckless as it
was demagogic, and he may well be glad of any
thing that will enable him to report fewer chil
dren la part time classes, oven if the gain is
merely nominal and not actual. Calling tlnve
and a half hours instead (t five a full day will
not make it so. The poor children over whom
he grieved when they had three and a half
Wars under Mayor Low. will not have any more
schooling, even If he does point with pride to
statistical tables in which they are arbitrarily
put down as full tinier*. In October, IMB, Mr.
MKMlan was characterizing those who r.t
tended school three and a half hours a day as
•'children denied the inherent right of nn el»- j
uicntary education." He said that Uiere were '.
> -seven tboosaad children, without school
. accommodation*' wlku, in fact, every one of
those t-i>;lny-sev«Mi thousand was in school, for
thrpe and a naif hours daily. Nov.- he thinks
H -lit to have a shorter school day far MaM
t.f the school cmldren." Then ho charged that
■the part time classes wore due to the "failure of
the present Mayer to keep his word," though lie
l:new Mayor Ix)w had been trying .to make op
lor previous neglect as rapidly as - buildings
could be built and that his good/work could
show only In the next term. Now, after failing
miserably to keep his own word, ho geeiris to"
t«lsk that lie can fool people by juggling' with
"Uis «nd proclaiming, as n pe*lagoglcai;fxci'l
tcace the curtailed schooling which a little time
I e.i:o. to make vote«, be called an outrage. ) . l '
The school coarse may be in need of revision.,
; "We ourselves are inclined to think it is too mm-))
broken up by uon-ebsentials, but, •* as Dr Mux
wll^ald, the qoe«tfon at Ihhiio was not 'revision,
■but^txitrrif abbreviation, of. the school year;* 1:
Tlie ehfldn n study too many "fads " turn them
to more useful -work instead of putting them out
of tbe schoolhMai for the ptrlpia bow given to
the "fad*" The complaint is made that they
do not gat enough of the common branches.
Will tin y -ret much more of them by shortening
their school day an hour and a half: One of
• | objects which it is said will be eliminated
f> . - Befog* and bygfctte. We suppose that if.
in nccordance with the Tammany idea of "home
i ill- Ike taw of the State happens to require
idling of physiology and hygiene. "Fad"
or not. Miperinteiident Maxwell is not respon
sible for it. Does Tammany intend to secede
from the State and establish a school system
of its own? This vote for the most part does
not represent reasoned desire to improve the
course. The men who really put it through
against the unanimous rei>ort of the Board of
Superintendents nnd the opposition cf four out
of five of the committee of the Board of Educa
tion itself were inspired by the desire to break
down the present school system and injure those
Mho administer it. Whatever its faults, it is a
vast Improvement on the antiquated methods
dear to the Tammany heart.
The elaborate scheme of underground trans
portation proposed by the Rapid Transit Com
mission's committee on plans requires careful
consideration in detail, but some facts appear
clearly on the surface. The committee evident
ly designs to give the Interborough company an
opportunity to make such extensions of its pres
ent routes as it naturally deems essential to
the completion of the original system. The
committee also desires, -while refusing-to meet
the precise wishes of either the Metropolitan
or the Interborough company iv respect to ad
ditional main lines, to make it not only worth
WhJ)e for both companies to bid for some of
the franchises which it proposes to offer, but
probable that bids from both will prove accept
able. It has been intimated that the commis
sion expects other competitors to appear, but,
with the exception of the Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit Company, within whose territory some of
the tentative routes are laid out, it is not easy
to 6ee why either the Interborough or the Met
ropolitan should fear any new rival. Each pos
sesses, by reason of itR existing lines, such fa
cilities for iucreasiug the utility of additional
subways in Manhattan and The Bronx as the
public, even for the sake of a livelier competi
tion, would hardly consent to forego.
Tlie report kh.v«: "The estimated cost of the
"rapid transit railroads and routes now pro
"poKcd. and for which the committee believes
"there are probable bidders, will very materially
"exceed the means now available to the city
'•for construction, but there is reason to be
"lleve that bids may be anticipated which will
"cull only for an amount of municipal lnvest
"meat well within the present ability of the
"city." TJmt financial forecast would doubt
less !>e safe if the scheme were less extensive
aud if it substantially conformed to the pro
posals already made by the two great corpora
tion*. It remains to be seen what they will
think about the revenue producing capacity of
a combinotiou of undertakings some of which
they are not known to have ever taken into
consideration. The truth probably is that tho
commission, while it would be glad to have the
whole field covered in the manner proposed,
does not real'y expect bids. In tho near future
at least, for all the routes laid out.
The commission has repeatedly denied the
report that it was inclined, for public rea
sons, of course, to favor the Interborotigh com
pany, and the report seems to confirm its de
nials. That company, as we have said, is per
mitted to undertake n natural development of
its present lines according to the original de
sicn. and it is furthermore encouraged to serve
a larger territory, but there is plenty of room
left for the Metropolitan to occupy, if it is in
clined to modify it« expressed wishes to some
extent and make the commission an attractive
offer. One thing seems to be assured, namely, a
real eosopetifJon for privileges of unquestiona
bly enormous value. That a keen desire to ob
tain some of the franchise* will induce bids for
others of rune doubtfr.l character is not im
The recent report of Dr. Charles A. L. Reed on
what he calls "Panama Canal Mismanagement"
is recalled to consideration by the cable dis
patch from the Governor of the canal zone re
garding the sanitary condition of the isthmus.
The dispatch is meant to be a reply to the re
port and a vindication of the canal management
against Dr. Seed's charges, and in at least one
Important and highly gratifying respect it seems
to fulfil that mission. Its statement of vital
statistics, made on the strength of Colonel
Gorgas'N reports, is certainly encouraging. The
total sick list has boon materially reduce;! In the
last three or four months, by more than" 25 per
cent, and the number of yellow fever cases has
been reduced by more than fiO per cent. ; Those
are praiseworthy results, and they indicate be
yond reasonable room for question that Colonel
Goriras, Major La Garde and the rest of the
sanitary force are doing admirably efficient
work. „ . . „ .
To say that is not, however, to dispose en
tirely, of what General Davis not inaptly calls
a .-"frenzied" report. Dr. Reed did not impugn
the capacity or the fidelity or the energy of the
sanitary officers. On the contrary, he paid them
high tributes. ._ What he did say was that they
were doing their work under great and needless
difficulties; Now. it is quite conceivable that
the gratifying v results which we have referred to
might have been achieved In the face of such
difficulties as those which Dr. Reed describes.
In that case all the more credit would be due to
Colonel Gorgas and his staff, though there
would also, of course, lie great regret that their
work had not been facilitated Instead of ham
pered. The real question Is.then, not concern
ing the efficiency, of the sanitary staff, upon
which all are agreed, but concerning the con
duct of the canal commission toward that staff.
It is not a question of opinion as to efficiency,
but of facts as to specific details of administra
tion." '
It must be cause for profound regret that Dr.
Heed framed his report as he did and made- it
public as he did. or when be did. For so doing
he has been severely and deservedly rebuked by
the President. Unfortunately, that rebuke and
all else that may bo Raid cannot undo the harm
that was done in failing to make a proper re
port and to make it in a proper way. Dr. Reed
misused a great opportunity. He might have
made an epoch marking report of Inestimable
value. Instead, he made one the real good of
which is obscured or discredited by Intemper
ance of speech, by what seems like persona! ani
mosity and by an amazing breach of propriety.
He has thus , probably done harm to the very
cause which he meant to serve, and which cer
tainly both. needs and merits all the encourage
ment and assistance that can be given to it.
Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to ignore
altogether the pertinent features of that report.
Wo are inclined to think that, despite his rebuke
to the author of it. the President is seriously
mindful of some of tho contents of the report,
and that he and the Secretary of War will show
that they are not neglectful of the suggestions
which it affords.
, For. divested- of. its shrillness and extraneous
features. Dr. Reed's report charges that there
have been too much red tape and delay in canal
zone" administration and that the sanitary staff
has not been permitted to haven sufficiently free
hand to do the be«|t possible work. Such charges
are not. as we have said, satisfactorily disposed
of.. by even SB favorable a health report as that
|6ent*tip by Governor Davis. They are sup
ported by Dr. Rcfd with numerous citations of
alleged fact".' ; Are those really facts? We
must say that the Indications, both intrinsic anil
extrinsic, are that they are facts. If so, the In
dictment must to that extent stand, for we can
not imagine any one's seriously justifying those
alleged facts or the system which produced
them. They unerringly indicate what the Presi
dent and the Secretary of War long ago declared
4l their opinion— that the organization of the
canal commission hitherto has been cumbersome
and has lacked flexibility and promptness and
directness of action. That indication and that
opinion are not nullified nor materially modified
by the good sanitary report which has been
made. Good results are sometimes achieved in
spite of aa well as because of circumstances.
New-Jersey's State Legislature has probably
finished its work for this year, at an early hour
this morning, unless, perhaps, Governor Stokes
should see some reason for calling the states
men together in special session. Tho body which
was scheduled to adjourn yesterday was not
specially notable for anything, good, bad or in
different. It was up to the average iv honeaty,
intelligence and industry. To say more in
either direction would be flattery or injustice.
There were no great reputations made or un
made, though It la only fair to say that Assem
blyman Colby gave a splendid example of clean,
wholesome and discerning independence.
The most notable and unexpected happening
of the session was the failure of the Morris
Canal bill. The ways had been oiled and all
the machinery prepared for the passage of this
measure, and it was driven through the House
under whip and spur. Then came gossip about
bribery. How much or how little was in these
ptories may never be known, but men whose In
tegrity could not be questioned, and who fa
vored the bill, decided that they could not af
ford to have it pass while such odors tainted the
atmosphere. Hence the reason for the Senate'?
action in indefinitely postponing it.
The State will not lose anything by another
year's delay in abandoning the canal. For one
thing, the people of New-Jersey have never had
an opportunity to say, fairly and squarely,
whether or not they wished the waterway to be
eliminated. For another thing, the circum
stances surrounding the preparation of the bill
which fell by the wayside yesterday were not
such as to commend it to popular favor. There
was too much secrecy, too much looked-door
work cud too many corporation lawyers with
their fingers in the pie. If everything had been
done iv open daylight in plain sight of the pub
lic, the Abandonment bill mi^ht now be a law.
But the men directly Interested in pushing the
proposition seemed to think differently. They
acted as if the public had no right to know
what they were doing, and the result— natural
and Inevitable — was that the public assumed
that all this secrecy sprang from some ulterior
motive. The bill, as it emerged from the?e con
ferences and was rushed through the House
of Assembly, was not satisfactory from the pop
ular point of view, and time will probably vin
dicate the Senate in refusing to pass it. The
next tiling in order is to ascertain jr.st what the
citizens of the State want done with the canal,
and then proceed to do it.
The announcement comes with startling sud
dens€ 3« from Albany that the grim and invet
erate foes of ennui Improvement nre seriously
embarrassed by a lack of funds wherewith to
carry on the process of demolishing the 1,000-Ton
Barge Canal act. There is .something incompre
hensible in this. When the lenders of the move
ment tirst made their deadly purpose known
they desired to have it understood that the
army behind them was of prodisious size and
valor. There was to be no halting or waver
ing in the ranks, but a steady, relentless, irre
sistible onset which would sweep the puemy's
defences away like chaff. We <io not remem
ber that anything was said about the financing
of the war, but it hardly seemed necessary to
speak of so vulgar a detail, for who could
doubt, when millions of freeaorn citizens and
practically all the virtue and intelligence of
the State were enlisted in defence of reason,
justice and the common welfare, that there
would be more money to burn than all the
water of the canals could put out?
Moreover, the crusade was declared to be
not only numerically and morally strong, but le
gally invincible. The leaders were prepared to
say, under the advice of counsel, that the canal
act did outrageous violence to the constitution
at a dozen points, and that its supporters, the
moment the' case airainst Them was laid bare,
would humbly petition that they might be per
mitted to wander off into the Adirondack wil
derness and hide their shame from mortal eyes.
To the suggestion that such an hesrira would
overpopulate the North Woods and so defeat
its purpose, inasmuch as there was an over
whelming popular majority fer the mer.sure,
the reply was immediately forthcoming that the
people were wallowing in ignorance when they
voted; that, furthermore, there was a fraudu
lent count in this city, and that public senti
ment had undergone a revolution since l!»O3.
"Nevertheless, the authentic acknowledgment is
made that there is no money in hand or in pros
pect to pay the lawyers who have undertaken
to protect the people from a wicked invasion of
their rights and interests. We cannot account
for it except on the lugubrious hypothesis that
Ananias came back to enrth last fall in the
congenial capacity of a press agent for tho autl
canal movement.
Dr. Louis Bell, an electrician of wide experi
ence and marked sagacity, discusses in "The
Engineering Magazine" for April certain indus
trial possibilities which have been opened by the
electric transmission of power. He asserts that
there are many streams in this country capable
of yielding from 200 to iiOO horsepower, each
which are not yet utilized. He is personally ac
quainted with a score of them in New-England
alone. Most of those neglected water powers*
are eligibly situate, , for the operation of small
factories, a distance of. several miles between
dam and mill being permissible. The necessary
water wheels, dynamos, house to shelter them
and wires to conduct the current to the spot
where it is to be .applied to work would not, in
Dr. Bell's opinion, involve un outlay exceeding
$100 a horsepower delivered. The rural manu
facturer would obtain his power more cheaply
than the city manufacturer, who relies on steam
and who is obliged to pay a heavy transporta
tion tax on coal. The former could compete on
exceptionally advantageous terms with the lat
ter, especially if he could find a market for his
products comparatively near home.
When once an opportunity of this kind had
been improved several results might be reason
ably expected. If a little more electricity were
generated than was needed for the factory, it
could be sold for lighting or for operutlng'a trol
ley In; If on the same stream or another not
more than a few miles away a second water
power were available, imitation would follow
the pioneer- venture sooner or later. Example
goes further than precept. People who are slow
to recognize a chance at first are often quick to
seize one after seeing a practical demonstration
of its value. A chain of power plants composed
of several members might In time be estab
lished, each with It* little colony of factory oper
atives and stores. The farmers near by would
find a better sale for their produce, and might
become stockholders in the trolley Hue which
carried it to market. This is an attractive but
not a fanciful picture of rural prosperity. Tho
scheme bus been realized over and over again,
but less frequently In the United States than on
the Continent of Europe. The governments of
France, Germany and Switzerland have lent
special encouragement to small industrial "utar
;tN. - of the kind here described nut if Amer
ica has wfttaessed fewer illustrations of tIM Mali
there eun !><■ little doubt of its practicability In
tlie right hands.
From (lie census reports it has long be* 1;]1 ;] obvi
ous that a greater and greater share of the popu
lation of this country is to be found in the big
cities every decade, and that the farm and vil
(age have iv a corresponding degree suffered
from desertion. One of the causes of this un
fortunate change is the concentration of manu
facturing at large centres, while aaosjg tha con
sequences of It are the necessity for carrying
raw materials and fuel further, thus adding to
their cost, and the transportation of food for
the workman for greater distances. By a wider
and more judicious distribution of factories Sad
mills the burdens imposed on industry would
be lighter, labor could be enabled to live more
economically, and the value of farm lands in
some parts of the country wsajfld l» v enhanced.
The initiative in checking the present tendency
must be tak. n by wldaawaka men in scattered
localities. Wherowr ppaj water powers are
going to waste opportunities are afforded that
should be improved by enterprising people in
the vicinity. Dr. Bell's article deserves careful
perusal in every locality that offers such v
The gas inquiry began yesterday without
flourish, and gives promise of being conducted,
as it should be, in a sober, equitable and non
sensational way.
Germany is dropping some rather broad hints
that she i 8 also an African power and must be
taken into account in any scheme affecting the
Dark Continent. Owing to recent events in tho
Far East, Africa is now looked upon as a much
more hopeful scene for European Influence than
In view of Governor General Wrights proc
lamation as to the Philippine census, providing
a basis for the apportionment of representation
In an Insular assembly, the anti-imperiafists
should bestir themselves. If they are not
prompt to give encouragement to revolt In the
Philippines, "government without the concent
of the governed" may be abolished two year?
hence. And what will the "antls" do then, poor
The United States Grand Jury in Chicago is
exhibiting plenty of energy in the investigation
of the Beef Trust, and the people who thought
they had turned aside from themselves the
processes of the courts are now less confident
of an unobstructed future.
The newest Mississippi demand seems to be
that no negro shall be allowed by Civil Service
competition to hold even a postoffice clerkship.
One way in which the "superior" race might
show its superiority would be to have its repre
sentatives o\-ermateh the "inferiors" in com
petition. Can it be that part of the bitterness
is due to consciousness of inferiority on the part
of some of the "superiors?"
It is still reported that Russia is taking no
steps to peace. Meanwhile the Japanese are
converging toward Harbin, which means that
they at least nre taking effectual steps toward
To the mastery of the elements of geology by a
college student n certain amount of field work Is
essential. Seveial universities In the United States
have accordingly arranged ' for short summer
courses of that character, and a still larger num
ber of Institutions have agreed to give credit for
study conducted under other auspices than their
own. The most notable Innovation this year Is
the atranßeroent of an intercollegiate course, be
ginning July 3 and extending through five weeks".
The students who take advantage of the chance
here offered will visit a different locality each
week and will be under the direction of five In
structors In succession. These men are Profer&or
W. B. Clark, of Johns Hopkins: Professor W. M.
Davis, of Harvard; Professor T. C. Hopkins, of
Syracuse; Professor H. P. rushing, of the Western
Reserve, and Professor J. Barrell, of Yale. Any
body who Is desirous of obtaining further informa
tion about the plan can undoubtedly do so by ap
plying to one of these persons.
The spell that by winter was spoken
Is broken!
Spring laughs at the winds that In revel
Her locks, for she cannot remember
And takes, wit!) no fear of annoyance.
Her -joyance.
The willows, whose bough tips were leaden.
Just rolden:
The orioles, whom love fires embolden,
Grow golden;
The woods, through the winter forsaken.
Awn ken
To song, and all life feels the leaven
Of heaven.
My loved one. I would I could capture,
The rapture.
The fervor, of Nature's apostle,
The throstle.
And sing you his love songs Invasive,
To win you, and crown my endeavor
—(Curtis Hidden Pago, in The Independent.
"The Evening Star." of Washington, one of
the best known newspapers in the country, Is now
issuing a Sunday edition. The first number came
out last Sunday, and consisted of fifty-six pages
and a magazine. It was a fine showing for a new
Not Negotiable.— "Do you ever look hack. Biobbs,
on taa days of your boyhood, the dear faces in the
homij>. the. moon shining on the river, the hills, the
vallrh's, the."
"N<>.". interrupted Blobbs, brusquely, "it doesn't
"Doesn't pay what?"
"Dividends."— (Chicago Record-Herald. „ - >
When you go to consult a distinguished physician
who*) time is precious it is well to be clear and
prom it in your statements, advises "The Buffalo
Comj lerctal," which adds: "A young woman who
was low and confused in explaining her wants In
the ante-ro<>m of a. busy -Buffalo physician the other
day van hurried into an inner office, placed In a
cliaTr and had her stomach pumped out with the
neatness arc dispatch that come with daily prac
tice. While some prescription was being written
the astonished young woman found her voice and
managed to make It known that it. was her sister
whose symptoms ehe had tried to describe."
"Watch out!" warned the pickpocket as he
palmed tho gentleman's timepiece.— (Princeton
It is ninety miles from Key West to Havana,
with a railway terminus at the former place where
trains of cars could be ferried over without break-
Ing bulk, making the round trip inside of ten hours.
It Is now proposed to build a railway through a
part of the Everglades and across the keys, a dis
tance altogether of 120 miles, much of it under
water, but not very deep water. These outlying
islets form a chain stretching Into the Atlantic,
with channels between them varying in width from
a few hundred feet to several miles. In all twenty
islands are available for the extension, but no less
than forty miles of elevated work must be built
above the water, not counting the trestlings be
tween Key I^argo and the mainland. "Th« Scien
tific American" calls the plan the most notable
which has ever been conceived in railway engineer-
Ing. The extension will be one of the costliest
pieces of work a mile ever executed. But it is
feasible and will be worth what it costs. When It
is done Cuba as a winter refuge will be little
further off in point of time from Hera In this
rigorous latitude than Northern Florida. -\.i." :
To ban, or not to bnn-dls har ban qvestlon:
Er it ban nobler for a common geezer
To stand for all dts crazy heartache tens*
Or else to rump in ri\>r. or in lak
To stand, to jump, to drown— har ban tuff I
To tenk cat yen yu push yure head in under
\\i ant come up again to take gude breath—
Yu ant com op at all. Ay tal yu dla-
Ef fallers knew > list vat dls game vould be
Ef ye could tal var ye ban ant to Bo
After v« die. val. maybe ye ant 'frnld
- ; But yen vo tenk about all dla sulphur inks
An.l all deae little ylggem dey call imps '
Jumping around and yabbing yu with forks
Val. dftivve nay it ant no use to die • "'" '
In til oar time bun com.
fSgSSlfc '„ -..— {Milwaukee SanYinal
About Veo&le and Social Incidents
Washington. March 30.-President Roosevelt • ra
celved a delegation of two hundred ministers from
the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Church
this afternoon. In the East Room. Bishop Cranston
headed the list of visitors and introduced them to
the President. .
Dr. Jose de Jesus Paul, of Venezuela, called at
the White House to-day and had half an hour's
conference with the President. While he was In
the President's office ex-Attorney General Wayne
MacVeagh was admitted, but after the consultation
was over Hi MacVeagh disclaimed all connection
with the Venezuelan affair. Dr. Paul said he felt
confident that the differences between the two
countries would be settled amicably. "The only
real differences are personal ones between Presi
dent Castro and Minister Bowen" said Dr. Paul.
"and I would not be at all urprised If President
Roosevelt recalled his Minister, and thus ended the
friction."' '
President Roosevelt has promised to attend the
unveiling of the statue of General Slocum at Brook
lyn on May 30. A delegation representing the Read
ing (Perm.) Board of Trade to-day invited the Presi
dent to attend the exercises at the unveiling of the
McKtnley Monument on June T. which Is to be held
in connection with the State Grand Army of the
Republic encampment. The President told the com
mittee that he would notify them by letter of his
decision. A third invitation, a request for the Presi
dent's attendance at the commencement exercise*
of George Washington University, was declined on
the ground that he would not be able to make an
address on the day following the Slocum : statue
exercises. V
Senator Kean, of New-Jersey, announced after a
talk with President Roosevelt the appointment of
John. Doscher to be Assistant Collector of the Port
of New- York at Jersey City, to succeed John Roth
eran, who has been elected Clerk of Hudson
County. Senator Kean also spoke to the President
about a provision in the River and Harbor bill
which prevents the shad fishers of New-Jersey and
other States from planting their net poles. "This
Item In the bill simply pu(,s the shad fishers out of
business," said Senator Kean. "I am going to take
up the matter with the War Department and see If
something cannot be done for them. Shad must be
caught, you know."
Mrs. Robert McKee, daughter of the late Presi
dent Harrison, accompanied by her son, Benjamin
Harrison McKee. shook hands with the President
to-day. Young McKee. who Is a stalwart youth
just budding into the football age. does not look
much like the youngster who gained national fame
as "Baby McKee" during the Harrison admtnls
tration, fifteen years ago.
Minister Takahira was the President's guest at
luncheon this afternoon. Mr. A. Grip, the Minister
from Sweden and Norway, celled to say goodby to
the President. Dr. A. U Hersey. of Oxford. Me.,
who was one of the delegates to the convention in
1860 which nominated Lincoln, was introduced by
Senator Lodge.
Senator Burrows, chairman of the Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections, in charge of
the Smoot case, sr\id that no testimony would be
taken in Utah during the summer months.
"I do not intend to ltave my front porch in
Kalamasoo all summer." paid Senator Burrows,
"so you can deny the junket story Us strongly as
you please."
Mrs. Roosevelt and a party of :i<»r children and
friendß, including Thexlufe Roos, velt, jr., Kermit
Roosevelt, Lieutenant Moore and Master Ila-ry
Davis, oecurled a box at the Columbia Theatre to
night and witnessed the production of "Hamlet" by
Forbes Robertson and his company.
Washington. March »-The Italian Ambassador
and Baroness Mayor I>«s Planches entertained at
dinner to-night the Spanish Minister, the Peruvian
Minister, the Minister from Switzerland, the Secre
tary of Commerce and Labor and Mrs. Metcalf;
the Counsellor of the German Embassy and
Baroness Yon Dem Bussche-Haddenhausen; the
navai attache of the British Embassy and Mrs.
De Chair; Mr. and Mrs. William Phelps Eno. Mrs.
Patterson, the Misses de Lobel and Van Ness
The Japanese Minister entertained his second
dinner company of the week to-night. Hia guests
were the Secretary of War and Mrs. Taft: Justice
and Mrs. Brewer, the Assistant Secretary of War
and Mrs. Oliver; the Third Assistant Secretary of
State and Mrs. Pteroe and Colonel and Mrs.
Robert I. Fleming. Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb, Sena
tor and Mrs. Burrows. Mr. and Mrs. MacFarland,
Mr. and Mrs. Chapin. Miss Lamberton, Miss Kibby.
Dr. Peters Says Trustees Sever In
vestigated Xippur Affair.
The Rev. Dr. John P. Peters has made another
statement concerning his controversy with Dr. Hil
precht over the so-calleii •Tample Library. ' si
Nippur. Dr. Peters has charged that certain of
the tablets attributed to the Temple at Nippur were
founU elsewhere, and that others were falsely la
belled and described. His latest statement is in
reply to the statement made by the trustees of the
University of Pennsylvania declaring that they had
no information "within their power to uso in a
formal investigation until a week a^o. as the only
signed document in the hands of the trustees was a
demand from Professor Hilprecht. requesting a
searching investigation." Dr. Peters said:
Nearly thive months .igo I wrote two letters
stating the facts. These were not address* ! to the
provost and trustees, as the object was t<. avoid
a pvblic scandal; but they were signed with my
name. The na.nes of PvofSBBM Prince and Dr.
Lav were given in those letters as reud . with
myself, to give personal evldenc -. Those letters
were shown to the provost and viee-provi <*t arid
ultimately. I unn< rstand, given to a con.mlttoe
consisting of Levering Jone;*, S. 1\ Houston and
one other. The letters, >. r their contents, were
communicated to l>i. Hilprecht by the vice
provost. I presume the letter from Hilprecht was
a consequence of the communication of my letters
to him. The trustees did not. however. Investigate,
and to the best of my knowledge the men who
really could crive the information were not com
municated with at all. Now, •* statement signed
by me. and one signec by Professor J. I>. Prince,
of Columbia University, is in the hands of the
provost of the University of Pennsylvania and the
Gibraltar. March 30— The ' Victoria and Albert,
with Queen Alexandra on board, will leave here
for Leghorn at 11 a. m. to-morrow.
Newark. Ohio, March 30.— The Barney Science
Hall of Dennlson University, at Granville, burned
to the ground to-day, entailing a loss of nearly
$100,000. The hull was erected by Eugene Bainey,
of Dayton, twelve years ago. and cost $43,000. The
scientific appliance: in the hall were worth al^trl
$45,000. Some of the most delicate measuring in
struments known to science were destroyed. There
Is an insurance of $23,000 on the building and $15,000
on contents. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Mineoia. Long Island. March 30.— The mill of Ada
M. Chapman, of Hempatead. Long fsland. who r.ie»l
in Ocean Grove. N. J.. on March 12, wa» Bled f.»r
probate here to-day. The estate is valued at nee r
ly IM.uOO. One-half of the estate is left to the
Presbyterian Board oFTionie Missions of New-Jer
sey. The American Bible Society receives 16.000
and the American Board of Commissioners of For
eign Missions SGOO. The residue of the estate goes
to various legatees.
Philadelphia, March SO.— Archbishop Ryan will
•all for Rom* shortly after Easter. He Is going
abroad to make his official visit to the Vatican. but
while away will visit his! birthplace In Ireland.
Archbishop Ryan has been mentioned as the next
American Cardinal, and it is possible that he may
receive an appointment while in Rome.
Xewburg. N. V.. March ?0.-The latest play frcra
the pen of "Kellett Chalmers," "A Case of Frenzied
Finance," was produced at the Academy of Mush;
to-night before a large audience. All the scenes
are laid in New- York. The piece alms at rattle
of current topics. Robert Fischer. William j
Ferguson. Frank Hatch. John Flood. Charles Fair
banks.'Mlss Emily Waketnan. Miss Olive Murray
wad Ml— Laura Lemmas arc -In, the cast.
Colonel Edwards and Mr. Hlokl and Mr. Haafbara,
of the Japanese Legation.
The Persian Minister will be at home at the
Legation to-morrow from 4 to 7 o'clock.
Washington. March ..- 30.— The r.ewly appoint^ 1
Consul General to London and Mrs. Robert J.
Wynne left here this afternoon for New-York to
sail on the Philadelphia Saturday. Official bus
iness will requir* Mr. Wynne's return to this city
within a ehort time, and Mrs. Wynne will ac
company him. When th» bitter gees back to
London she will take hr tour younger children
with her. Next fall she will place her daughters
at school In Paris to complete their education.
. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth save ' their
annual mi-careroe ball to-night.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. James have returned
to their home in New-York.
Announcement hi* been made of the marriage
of Lulu Mac Fairbanks, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William D. Fairbanks, of Mansfield. I|L. and
the niece of Vice-President Fairbanks, to William
W. Bride, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cotter T. Bride,
of this city. It is understood the wedding took
place at Baltimore. March 14. while the brlda w~s
making a visit to Vice-President Fairbanks.
I Adrfan Iselin's funeral takes place this momfr*
at his house in Midison Square, tccoriir.s to the
rites of Out Protestant Church to Which he and
his ancestors in Switzerland btlonged for genera
tions. There is no truth In the published statement
that he belonged to the Jew: faith.
Mrs. Pau! Dahlgren and Miss Romola Dahlgren
have left town for Newport, where they have leased
the Little Hill Top Cottage for the summer. ,
James Plnchot. now at Washington with bis
son. Gifford Finch.it. Is seriously i!!. His san-ln
law. the Hon. Al.en Johnstor.e, who married. Miss
Nellie Pinchot, has just been yminisl :o the post
of British Mini? ■at Copenh- n.
Mrs. Elisha Dyer. Jr.. and lss Laura 3wta. as
v ell as Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Leeds, arc booted to
sail for Europe on Tutsday. Mrs. Dyer and M!ss
Swan have In view a tour through Spain, bat will
return In time for the Newport season.
E.iw.ird C. Du?-nberry is to be the best man ef
J. P. Whitton Stuart when he marries Miss Jiary
Ogden on April 12.
Mr. and Mrs. Jules Blanc Nellson are settled at
their new place at Garden City furnished for them
by Mrs. Frederic Neilson. - Mrs Neilson starts next
week for Hot Springs. Ya.. and on her return, at
the end of April, will go abroad for the summer.
Mrs. C. B. Alexander's house In East 6Sth-st. will
be the scene this afternoon of a children's fair In
behalf of Ism country home for convalescent chil
dren at Sea Cliff, Long Island.
Mrs. Brayton Ives, Mrs. Frederic Plerson. Mrs.
A. D. Jullliard, Mrs. J. Plerpont Morgan and Mrs.
J. A. Burden were among the patronesses of the
rending given yesterday afternoon at Sherry's by
Mrs. Le Moyne in behalf of the Society of the
Lying-in Hospital.
Mrs. Jo.«e Aymar and Miss Marguerite Plerson are
among- those giving card parties this afternoon.
Mrs. Paul G. Thebaud will entertain the members
of the Friday Junior Dances at a dance In the
Metropolitan Club annex during Easter week.
Sir Robert Moncrieffe. who !s here With Lady
Moncrieffe, is the eldest brother of Georgina,
Countess of Dudley, and of the late Duchess of
Athol. One of his younger brother?. Ronald Mon
crieffe. married last year an American woman.
At the concert at Carnegie Hall in behalf of the
Music School Settlement last night were Mrs. Clar
ence H. Maekay. Mrs. John W. Alexander. Mrs.
Samuel T'litermyer. who had taken an active part
In the organization of the entertainment; Sirs.
James E. Martin anil Mrs. Howard Mansfield.
At the Berk, ley Lyceum last night a French
dramatic entertainment was given in behalf of the
Greenwich Settlement, two French plays being pro
duced by French residents living near the Settle
ment lloufp. Mrs. George T. Bliss. Mrs. Herbert
Parsons. Mrs Clarence C. Rice and Miss Daiafield
were anwiig the putm rie-.se*.
The Secretary Goes Ashore — His Health Im
Algiers. March .— The White Star Line steamer
Oretic, from New-York. March IS, with Secretary
tary Kay 9B* -Mrs. Hay on board, arrived here this
evening from Gibraltar. The Secretary was amor?
those ■he came ashore. He was- enjoying- jjood
K.»a!th. :
Governor Mclane a Guest at the Second An
nual Feast of the Organization.
The New-Hampshire Society of New-York gave a
dinner at the University Club last night. Seventy
five members were present. Before- the dinner tte
following officers for the ensuing year were elected:
Ex-Judge Hensy E. Howlar.d. president; Thoir.as F.
Wcntworth and Gordon Woodbury, vice presidents;
William D. Fawyer. secretary, and Rue! W. Poor.
This was the second annual dinner of the organi
zation. Judge Howland presided. Governor McLano
of New-Hampshire was present, with Colonels
Shepard and Vanforth of his staff. Among the
speakers were the Rev. Dr. H. P. Dewey, Aseem-
Myntan E. A. Merritt. Judge Wentworth and Hugh
Hastings, the State Historian.
Opera Singer Wants His Children To Be
Intending to educate his children as Americans,
Signor Guiseppc Campanarl. the well known grand
opera singer, took out his first citizenship papers
yesterday. The sigr.or was much disappointed be
cause he could not get his full papers at once.
After Commissioner Shields had administered th»
cath. Signor Campannri asked if his children would
be compelled to take out papers, as lie wanted to
educate them and r.-ar them as Americans. A*
the eldest is seventeen, he was told they would
!.<,i no papers, lie paid the M-cent fee and de
part cd. . r «
Ottawa, March 30 (Special).— S. Alfred Mitchell,
profps«or of astronomy at Columbia University.
New-York City, has been Invited by the United
States Government to go to Spain and make ob
servations on the forthcoming total eclipse cf the
"■■• He Is a Canadian and a native of Kingston.
Canada, where bis father. William Mitchell, and
relatives now live.
Fernandina. Fla.. March JO.— The Dolphin arrive
here and landed Secretary Morton and party thU
afternoon. The party was entertained by the
Hoard of Trade and started on .1 special train for
Jacksonville, iking the night train tkere Olrect to
I m .
Washington. March 30.— The equestrian status
of Lafayette. the work of Taul Rirtlott. will not
be ready for the fete on July , v ..v,..,, was planned
by the Lafayette Memorial Coniunlrojoti, and t!ie
tV ' I'l1 ' 1 has b.-.n postponed ur.t'.l M The or
iginal progr:im:T.,? was for a discourse by Secre
tary of -■^tati- Hay ar.rt «n unwrap bj a rAn dson
of Prwldeot l*.«wt or Frances itu \i a son of
President Roosevelt. The ,tatiw will be cast la
Wnshington some time this yVajf.
The iomn:L°>!on has L rttufneU to the UnltcJ
r. man: Treasury li.i«> souvenir «pU«ik the nmSSat
nmainln^ unsold of the ji.mO U»wd to altJ tb«
oummiation In bulldias Ui« tchoo! chlidren'a mo.v.:-
T,? t U \ Uj '»V' Us> m *'«'is, »tn-sf cixin>» »re re
turned In orO.ir to thu.w who >v.:rcha4eJ
he coin at «a ad.an..i. vt KO p«-r ctnt. Th*v vil!
be put in the vuii.s itntl ke; t out of clroulat'on
t>»r ■ nuaoretl .. -^- . ...
mat they shun V.v rvmtuicii. - warn.

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