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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1900.
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THE VEWB THIS MORNING.
FOREIGN.— A dispatch from Harbin repeats
the rumor that tae Japanese are moving on
TBitsibar, and adds that the destruction of
stores haa caused suffering among the Russian
troops. ■■ ■ Lord Itansdowne. In the House of
Commons, said that Germanya agreement to
protect British traders In the Marshall and Car
oline Islands had been violated, and that the
situation waa most unsatisfactory. == An
earthquake caused the losa of many lives ana
ecrious damage to buildings at Lahore, the capl
tal of the Punjab., ~ Advices from Paris say
that France will pursue her policy in Morocco
without reg-ard to the German Emperors
rpeech. ~ — — Another arrest 63id to be con
nected with ths plot to kill General Trepoff was
made in St Petersburg. === A statement ls
pued by the Manitoba government will. It is be
lieved, reopen the controversy on ths separate
*chool Question and cause even greater feeling
than that roused In tha previous discussion.
f - ■ etgnor Fcrtls's Cabinet appeared before
the Italian Parliament, the Premier announcing
that the reforms undertaken by the previous
Ministry would be continued.
DOMKSTlC— President Roosevelt was enthu
eiactlcally received In Louisville: later he con
tinued hiß trip, passing through 8t Louis early
In the evening. == A supplementary extradi
tion treaty between the United Btates and
Sweden and Norway was signed. ===== It Is
probable that an international committee will
be appointed to sift cut fraudulent Domin
ican claims. ===== It was announced that the
President had received no reply from Governor
Brady of Alaska, whose resignation was re
qoested some time ago. == An Insane man
was arrested while looking for a chance to kill
Governor Hoch. at the State Capitol at T^peka.
t Thirty-seven bodies were recovered from
Joseph Leiter-s mine at Zeigler, lIL. which waa
•wrecked by an explosion on Monday. — — J
Jufi^e Edward P. Dunne, Democratwas elected
Mayor of Chicago, having over 22.000 votes
more than John Maynard Harlan. Republican.
ClTY.— Stocks were irregular. == The al
dermen decided to grani a hearing on the ap
plication of the New- Connecting Railroad
Company for a franchise. = An address by
Jamea H. Hyde, attacking James W. Alexander
In the Equitable ftsbt was made public and
Mr. Hyde's friends said he would try to force
Mr. Alexander's resignation as president of the
society. - ■ A doctor of the Health Depart
ment asked for a shorter echool day, on the
irrourd that hard etudy causes many children to
take meningitis. == District Attorney Je
rcme refused to take to the grand Jury a com
cialnt of libel made by Oscar Hammersteln
against Isaac A. Hopper. == Police Captain
Aibertson was made an inspector, to enable him
to retire on a higher pension. ===== Prepara
tions -.vere made for the meetings of three Meth
«>'dl*t Episcopal conferences, saa The Board of
Aldermen voted $1,000,000 for the use of the
Health Department ===== The Sinking Fund
C.ommißßionere wili pass a resolution to-day
-which. It ia thought, will straighten out the
TJnior. Ferry Company tangle.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Clearing. The temperature yesterday: Highest.
fSS degree*; lowest, 44.
PROGRESS IN CUBA.
Optimism in the dominant note in President
Pa Una's latest message to the Cuban Congress.
The picture he draws of progress and pros
perity is inspiring. The last year In Cuba has
been one of uninterrupted order and peaceful
development. Tranquillity prevails, population
i« increasing. Infectious diseases have been held
1n check, foreign commerce shows a wholesome
balance in the island's favor, and treasury re
cpipts have exceeded expenditures by nearly
$11, 000.000. Cuba's first administration has
established a record for economy and efficiency,
•nd the republic is now fim-ly committed to
policies which guarantee Its political stability
and material welfare. President Palma's op
timism Is therefore Justified. It rests on a con
sciousness of hon^et effort and solid achieve
ment
Cuba's prosperity hinges largely on Its suc
cess in finding a market abroad for its two great
•taptes, sugar and tobacco. Under the Bliss-
Zaldo reciprocity treaty the United States be
came, In effect, a preferred purchaser of these
two products. The effects of that agreement
are striking: ly shown in the Island's export trade
for 1904. Last year our imports from Cuba in
creased la value from $60,000,000 to $74,000,000.
We took, in fact, 83 per cent of all the island's
exports. Cuban exports to other countries de
creased $2,600,000 in value, reaching a total of
only $15,000,000. It was not to be expected tbat
our sale* to Cuba would increase in anything
]lk* the same ratio. Here there Is a practically
un!!mi*ed demand for sugar and tobacco, while
In Cuba the demand for American imports, like
flour, machinery, live cattle, oil, boots and shoes,
cotton cloths and furniture. Is necessarily lim
ited. Tbe total imports Into Cuba In 1904 in
creased from $68,000,000 to $83,000,000. Of that
increar \ consumption much was of goods pur
chased from Spain, France. England and Ger
many, and the United States, in spite of prefer
ential tariff rates, did not profit abnormally
through Cuba's larger importations.
Yet our trade more than held its own. In 1908
we sold Cuba 40.5 per cent of all her Imports.
In 1904 oar percentage rose to 42.5, and, com
pared with 1901 and 1902, we have scored a very
substantial advance In our effort to find a mar
ket in Cuba for our manufactures and produce.
We cannot at present expect to crowd Euro
pean nations oat of the Cuban market; for as
the Island's old prosperity returns it will be
come a greater purchaser of tbe luxuries— wines,
■Uks. Jewelry, laeec, dress goods, etc.— which are
waclled by France, England and Germany. But
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under the reciprocity agreement we shall doubt
less secure a. greater and greater commercial
ascendancy in Cuba.
President Palma reports that of the $31,675,
000 realized on tbe sale of army loan bonds
$13,555,000 has already been paid out The rest
will be disbursed within the next year or two.
Bat the treasury. In addition to the remainder
of this loan fund, has a surplus on band of $10,
764,000. and part, or all, of this sum will be
available for the construction of roads or other
internal improvements. The immigrants ad
mitted In 1904 numbered 18,723. The deaths
wen 24^50, and the births 56.240. So the isl
and la twining materially In population. The low
death rate— l 4.9 per I,ooo— and the absence of
infectious diseases point to an exceptional con
dition of public health, and discredit alarmist
reports as to the neglect of sanitation in Ha
vana, Santiago and other cities. Cuba enjoys
prosperity, good health, good order and good ad
ministration. And nowhere will her good fort
une be hailed with sineerer satisfaction than in
the United States.
TEE MORTGAGE TAX BLUNDER.
It ahould need only a little sober second
thought to convince the Republicans in the legis
lature that they cannot afford to pass under
the caucus spur a tax chiefly burdensome upon
one section of tbe State, with the Republican
members from that section bitterly denouncing
it, yet voting for it, acting not as the representa
tives of tbelr constituents, or even according to
their own Independent convictions different
from those of their constituents, but as tbe vic
tims of a sudden caucus vote. We say sudden
caucus vote* because the announcement that the
matter had been all settled and a certain spe
cific bill determined upon as a binding party
measure came almost as a thunderclap out of a
clear sky. Mortgage tax bills have been In
every legislature for the last five years, and
whenever seriously pushed they have met such
opposition and been so completely riddled
by sound argument that they have been laid
aside. Several mortgage tax bills were on the
calendars this year. They were not seriously
attacked by the newspapers or the citizens in
terested, because It was generally understood
that they were merely tentative propositions
and that conferences would probably result In
agreement upon a moderate measure, such, for
instance, as a mortgage recording tax, which
would be fairly acceptable even to those who
disbelieved in the principle of any tax on mort
gages.
Everybody knows that a concentration of
public discussion upon the caucus measure pre
vious to the caucus would have made it impos
sible. It went through only because there was
no chance for popular sentiment to make Itself
felt after Its passage was really apprehended.
People thought of it as the same old ghost
which they had laid so many times that there
was no need to worry. We do not believe that
one-tenth of the men who voted in caucus really
knew the details of the thirty-five page bill to
which they were being bound. We doubt if
they know them now, snd believe tbat if the
provisions of the bill were open to debate and
free amendment many even of those who favor
the measure in general would admit the injustice
and destructlveness to business of some of its
features.
We realize the difficulty which faces the ad
ministration in the matter of revenue. Desiring
not to embarrass Its preliminary deliberations,
and trusting to free debate and reasonable ad
justment of plans when a consensus of opinion
was reached, we refrained from agitation for
or against supposedly tentative tax schemes.
We wish to see the needed revenue raised, and
are willing to see It raised by Indirect taxation
on property which, through the inequality of our
personal tax law, does not bear its fair share
of the public burden, though the largest part of
It is centred in this city. We are ready to re
gard the caucus as fairly expressing the senti
ment of the Republican party that a revenue
should be raised from mortgages, but we ear
nestly urge upon the Republicans in the legis
lature to take second thought and not force
upon the people this particular measure, the
operation of which we believe they have not
stopped to think out, which would do great
harm to the Republican party In this section of
the State, greatly hamper business and restrict
real estate development, and place an added
burden on the class of property already most
highly taxed.
The moneyed interests of this city may prop
erly be taxed, but let them be taxed in a way
that will bring money here, not drive it away.
The mortgage tax as passed by the Senate
would drive men to invest their money any
where but in New-York real estate, and make
borrowing, especially on farm lands, most diffi
cult Let us catch our flies with molasses in
stead of vinegar. Impose a small recording tax
on New- York mortgages. Then allow the holder
of notes and bonds and mortgages on outside
property the option of paying a similar tax or
running the risk of the personalty tax, which,
If it does hit him, amounts almost to confisca
tion. Then, instead of the personal assessment
of a ridiculously few persons, we shall see the
holders of millions on millions of securities
coming up to pay this small impost, to be free
from tbe worry and possible failure to escape
from the personal tax, which most of them do
succeed in escaping. Then we shall also see
capital from other States making this its resi
dence, enriching the community and filling the
treasury of the commonwealth which shows
such reasonableness in taxing it moderately
and equally and freeing it from mere unprofit
able annoyance. It should not be too late even
now to reach this adjustment No caucus should
bind a party to persistency In a mistake. Tho
party Is not the instrument of the caucus, but
the caucus of the party, and when sober second
thought discovers that a misstep has been taken
wise leadership will gee true consistency In
adapting Its measures to the newest light, not
In cloning Its eyes to that light.
LANGUAGE BY LAW.
A curious example of the impracticability Into
which propagandists are sometimes led by ex
cess of zeal appears In the current campaign of
the Gaelic League of America against the Brit
ish postofflce. In order to stimulate tho so
called Gaelic revival it is proposed to flood the
malls with letters addressed in Gaelic and in
tended for delivery in all parts of the British
Empire; and if they are not delivered a fuss
will be made about it. and there is actually a
bewildering threat of getting the President of
the United States to lnterveue in the domestic
workings of the British postoffice— a proposal
which seems to discredit the keen sense of hu
mor with which at least one portion of the
Gaelic race Is commonly credited.
Now, granted that it would be a good thing
to revive Gaelic as one of the living, national
languages of the world, it Is obvious that this
proposed scheme is not tbe right way in which
to go about it but Is quite unreasonable and im
practicable. It amounts to a demand that every
employe charged with distributing mails In any
part of the British Empire shall forthwith be
come a Gaelic scholar, which is simply absurd.
The small communities here and there which
still retain a knowledge of that obsolete tongue
are privileged to uso it to their ears' content;
but they surely have no right to force it, willy
nilly, upon the rest of the world. A government
is bound to forward and distribute mail matter
legibly addressed In the common *r official lan
guage of the land, but It in not bound to trans
form its postal service Into an Institute of
archaeological philology, if people are so Illiter
ate aa to address letters illegibly, or If they ad
dress them, for any cause, j n any language other
than the vernacular, they must expect to suffer
delay and to take their chances of having the
addresses deciphered or translated at the bu
NEW- YORK ITAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. "APRIU 5. 190S
reau provided for such benevolent purposes;
and. If ihe chances go against them and their
letters are never delivered, that Is their misfort
une or their fault, and not the fault of the postal
service.
The fundamental error of this movement lies
In the notion that an obsolescent or a dead lan
guage can be "revived" by legislation or by any
artificial means. That cannot he done. It Is
wellnigh Impossible, as Russia has discovered
in Poland and Finland, to suppress and destroy
a living language by law. But if it Is difficult
to prevent a man from using his mother tongue,
immeasurably more so would it be to compel
him to use one to which he was a stranger. If
there were any real need of a "Gaelic revival."
and any general national demand for it. it would
doubtless come. But It cannot be artificially
produced and imposed upon the world by a
limited coterie inspired either by vanity or by
political animosity. Of course, if people want
to put into our foreign going mails letters ad
dressed in Gaelic or Choctaw or the cuneiform
script of Assyria that is their privilege. Our
postal service will do its best to send them on
to their destinations. But we hare no Idea that
the American government will consider it a
casus belli if the British postmaster at Ballarat
is not an expert Sanscrit scholar or If some let
ter carrier at Little Pedlington is not familiar
with tho Syriac-Peshito script
A CONCESSION TO DR. PETERS.
It Is said that Dr. H. V. Hilprecht has re
signed the post of curator of tbe Babylonian col
lections of the University of Pennsylvania, and
has asked for an Inquiry into the correctness of
the charges made against him by Dr. J. P.
Peters, of New- York. Kuinor adds that the re
tiring scholar will soon transfer his residence
from this country to Germany, the land of his
birth. If the latter statement be true, it doon
not indicate that Dr. Hilprecht expects to be
urged strongly to remain in Philadelphia, nor
does it betray an eager disposition on his part
to promote investigation.
Until it is known what course the trustees of
the University of Pennsylvania will pursue in
regard to the matter final Judgment by disin
terested outsiders is Impossible. But this much
is already evident: Dr. Hilprecht finds that the
Imputation of Inaccuracy is not a thing to be
dismissed with silent contempt Moreover, apart
from all personal phases of the controversy sev
eral serious questions have been raised regard
ing the significance of the relics exhumed in
Babylonia In the last few years. We hope that
the discussion which has been started will be
carried far enough to dear up all uncertainty
on these points. v
THE BTATEN ISLAND FERRY.
A delay has been caused by Dock Commis
sioner Featherson. and It Is not now expected
that the improved ferry service between New
lork and Staten Island "will be established at
as early a date as was expected. The Commis
sioner of Docks holds the view that the bids
for ferry service do not provide for sufficient
depth of water to meet the requirements. If
It shall appear that his only Interest in the mat
ter is his unselfish desire to secure the largest
possible return to New-York for the money
expended at Btaten Island everybody will be
pleased indeed.
When it was decided that the dry should es
tablish its own ferry line to Richmond County
n feeling of relief was general. It was thought
that fast boats of high class would be put on
without much delay, and there would be a strik
ing Improvement in the communications be
tween Manhattan Island and the great Island
of the Lower Bay. For a time there must be
disappointment, which, perhaps, may be for
gotten when the digging has been completed to
the satisfaction of Mr. Featherson, and the new
steamboats are making their regular trips. It
is hardly probable that a tunnel will be dug
for a number of years from Manhattan to
Staten Island, and travellers will have to be
content with a fast ferry— lf they can get one.
MORE CELEBRATIONS.
More celebrations yet People have been say
ing that -world's fairs and all such functions are
"played out" The last Paris fair conrlnced the
people of France that it would be undesirable
to hold another at the end of the next tradi
tional eleven years, and the 8t Louis fair last
year was all of that sort of thing the Ameri
can people want for a generation, at least, to
come. Bo they say. It may be so. These great
universal exhibitions may have been over
worked In recent years. Yet we can regard
with a degree not .only of equanimity, but act
ually of confidence and optimistic anticipation,
the holding of at least two more important ex
hibitions within the next two years.
For the occasions of these two fairs certain
ly justify and, indeed, urgently call for some
form of commemoration, and if the exposition
be the approved form— and in its favor as such
much is to be said— then we should surely have
it The Lewis and Clark expedition was an
epoch making incident in our national history
and in the history of the -world. In the view
of some it has been overshadowed by the other
great incident with which it was so closely con
nected, the Louisiana Purchase. Perhaps it
would not Lave been made had it not been for
the latter. Jefferson wanted to play every
strong card in his band In his splendid . game
of bluffing the French dictator. He may not
have realized the full import of that expedition
which ho ordered as a mere adjunct to the di
plomacy of Livingston and Monroe. But if he
buildcd better than he knew, we may well give
him credit for the full result of his building.
That expedition led to the acquisition of Ore
gon, the "54:40" dispute, our frontage on the
Pacific Ocean, the breaking of the monopoly of
those waters which Russia sought to establish,
the warning of Russia to evacuate California,
and, Indeed, to quit this continent altogether,
the foreshadowing of the Monroe Doctrine In
that strenuous declaration to Baron Tuyl, and
in time the acquisition of Alaska and all that
expansion as a Pacific power which has been
of so vast importance in our national history.
That is what we shall presently celebrate. It
is well worth celebrating in the most imposing
fashion of which we are capable.
Jamestown, too. That celebration will not
come for two years yet, but it is worth prepar
ing for upon a generous scale. Some of us are
apt to think more of Plymouth and Boston than
of Jamestown. But we must remember that
before they were, Jamestown was, and it may
have been chiefly because of Jamestown that
they ever came into being. Puritan and Cava
lier, prelate and Puritan, were far apart in
those days, and their descendants have been
far apart much of the time since. Yet they
were, after all, much alike. They were much
alike in "blue laws." and they were one in the
uprising for Independence. Virginia cannot for
get "how the Bay State, in answer to the call
"from her old House of Burgesses, spoke out
"from Faneuil Hall." A Bmall, obscure, neg
lected place the Jamestown of to-day may be
but it is, after all, one of the priceless Inheri
tances of the whole American nation, the name
of which can never bo spoken with indifference
and the tercentenary of which amply deserves
to be commemorated with the interest and sym
pathetic attention of the whole people.
W« shall be in little danger of overdoing the
work of patriotic commemoration. It is a good
thing that in these later years so many organ
izations luve been formed for the purpose of
stimulating patriotic and historic sentiments.
But even with them we are too little regardful
of dates and places that form milestones in our
national pilgrimage. Every effort to keep mem
ory vital nnd vivid, every work that makes for
a more Just appreciation of the doings of the
past and of their effects upon the subsequent
trend of American history, deterr** cordial com
mendation. Success Is to be desired for tbe
Lewis and Clark Exposition, and success also
for tbat at Jamestown, in abundant measure.
Panama's navy is anchored in the bay. but
there Is still room for the fleets of peace from
every quarter of the globe.
Aocordlng to Senators Power and Scott, the
former an ex-Speaker and the latter a leader of
the Canadian Senate. Canada and Great Britain
are drifting- apart. That is one way of looking
at recent events, but another is that Great Brit
ain considers Canada able to stand alone, or at
least able to help pay for the military and naval
expenditures made chiefly on its account. Other
wise it is difficult to see what interest Great
Britain could have in a possession which entails
expense and yields no revenue.
The President, starting* on his vacation, says
the Dominican affair will be all right, that he has
"left Taft sitting on the lid." The assurance ia
satisfactory.
The prospect of a restoration of the monarchy
In France does not seem at all encouraging,
even though the Pope at Rome Is seriously dis
pleased with the outlook for the Church's treat
ment at the hands of the republic. It does not
seem probable that the issue of a manifesto by
the Duke of Orleans has helped his friends at
all. After almost thirty-five yean of a repub
lic, modern Gaul Is not likely to return to the
government of an emperor or a king.
Edward Atkinson has Just announced, after a
laborious compilation of statistics, that a woman
"can dress on $65 a year." "Can" is the weak
link In Mr. Atkinson's syllogism.
The rage for municipal consolidations con
tinues. Pennsylvania Is to have a greater
Plttsburg. with over 800.000 inhabitants. Will
Jersey City and Hoboken be the next cities to
develop an inclination to unite, or Newark and
the Oranges, or Troy and Albany?
German medical experts affirm that excessive
mental and bodily exertion, as well as lack of
food and uncleanliness, predispose to attacks of
meningitis. In other words, nature's laws must
be obeyed, or the penalties will be inexorably
indicted— a fact of which, by this time, humanity
ought to be aware The doctors sometimes
may get a stay of proceedings, hut rarely a re
prieve, for the patient who has ignored these
laws.
Ex-Judge Parker is to speak next week on
The Future of the Democratic Party." That
is a toaat which would stagger any but the most
indomitable and prolific imagination.
That was a wise decision that the young men
at West Point and Annapolis should receive
proper instruction in Jlu-Jltßu. American ca
det* and midshipmen ought not to be deficient
in any form of military and naval training
which, has been found useful In other countries.
In the volume "With Kuroki In Man
churia." Kuropatkln Is reported as saying on
his arrival at the seat of war: "At the end of
"the first month they will call me inactive; at
"the end of the second month they will call me
"Incapable; at the end of the third month they
"will call me a traitor; at the end of six months
"—nous verrons." More than the six months
have passed and— well, we have seen.
TEE TALK OF THE DAT.
Pbr the flret time in history. It Is said, one of
the pyramids haa been struck by lightning. The
pyramid struck Is that of Khephren, and the fact
is another Illustration of the gradual change that
Is being brought about in the climate of Egypt by
the great dam at Assouan and the Irrigation works
made possible since British occupation of the Nile
Valley.
ILLUSION.
Tar through the hazy weather.
On the ever distant hill.
Heaven and earth meet together.
With only one sweet will;
And I know It is but a seeming
That cannot ever be,
But it stirs my heart to dreaming.
Love, of me and thee.
The sea shows to the sailor
A teasing glimpse of her face;
Time hints— the gentle Jailor—
Of freedom yet, and grace;
The fleeing Joy. where from is
The brain that keeps alive,
Is the sea and sky of promise,
The morrow tow'rd which we strive.
Thou. love, art the sea line that thralls me,
Thou art the lure of the sky.
Thy beauty, eluding, yet calls me.
Whither I know not, nor why.
I know not why nor whither.
And I question not at all;
But I set my whole heart thither.
Answering to thy call.
—(Charlotte Observer.
The Welsh Is a language that looks peculiarly fit for
college yells. The Welsh yells are fully up to the level
of those of this country. The University of North
Wales has a yell something like this: "Bravo, bra
vlsslmo. ray. ray. ra-o-rock! Ray-ray-ra-o-rockl
Ray-ray-ray-o-rock!" Cardiff has a somewhat simi
lar "yell." while at Aberystwyth the cry is
"Hlp-hlp-hur-aber! Hlp-hlp-hur-aber! Hip-hlp-hur-
Aberystwyth! With a pip and a pang, and a yip
and a van. Yak! Yak! Yak!"
SUPPRESSED CHAPTERS.
Zenobla. they tell us, was a leader born and bred*
Of any sort of enterprise she'd fitly take the head
The biggest, burliest buccaneers bowed down to her
In awe:
To warriors, emperors or kings, Zenobia's word was
law.
Above her troop of Amazons her helmet plume
would toss.
And every one. with loud accord, proclaimed Zeno
bia boss.
The reason of her power (though the part she
didn't look).
Was simply that Zenobla had once lived out as
cook.
Xantippe was a Grecian dame— they say she was
the wife
Of Socrates, and history shows she led him a life!
They say she was a virago, a vixen and a shrew
Who scolded poor old Socrates until the air was
blue.
She never stopped from morn till night the clack
ing of her tongue.
But this is thus accounted for. You see when she
waa young—
(And 'tis an explanation that explains, as you must
own).
Xantippe was the central of the Oreclan telephone
—(Carolyn Wells, in Life.
Thomas Caldwell sneezed ao violently during the
ratification meeting in Convention Hall in hoinr of
tbe election of United States Senator Warner that
he will have to spend twenty days In the city work
house. As each speaker reached a climax In his
address Caldwell released a sneeze that penetrated
every corner of the building. Everybody laughed,
and the speakers were embarrassed, but so real
waa the aneeze that not uaUl after the seventh or
eighth explosion waa it suspected that the snees
lng waa not involuntary. Caldwell was then ar
rested. "I went to the hall to kMT Major Warner."
said Caldwell In police court. "I got tired of hear
ing the other speakers, and thought I would see
if I could hurry things on a little."
A Fishing Knife.— The Dealer— Here's Just the
knife you want to buy. sir. to take on your fishing
trip. It has five blades and a corkscrew.
The Angler— Haven't you one with lees blades
and— er— more corkscrews? — (Cleveland Leader.
A special to "The Chicago Inter Ocean" relatea
that the bitterest school election ever known In
the town of Shell Rock. lowa, resulted In the de
feat of t'ae young men by the family men, the
iasue being whether school teachers should be per
mitted to "keep company." The board had taken
a position against allowing teachera to have beaus.
on the ground that It Interfered with school work.
The teachers rebelled, and each side named their
candidates for directors. The contest, lasting a
week, waa fought on this Issue. The young men
lost out by a vote of 119 to 90. and they will get re
venge by carrying out «ome matrimonial plans that
will deprive ihe schools of most of the teachers.
Wouldn't P#H.— She— is he an author?
He— No; he'a more of a chemist. Every book he
wrttea becomes a drug on the market.— iPlttaburg
Dla^atcn.
About Teople and octal Incidents.
THE CABINET.
(ntOM THK tiubuxe crRBAr.l
Washington. April 4.— Mr*. Shaw, wife of the
Secretary of the Treasury, i«« recovering bo satis
factorily from the operation »he underwent in
Baltimore several weeks ago that It is hoped she
may be able to return to Washington on Saturday.
Later she will make a long trip with her daughter,
probably to Europe.
Miss Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agri
culture, who is in Paris studying music and paint-
Ing, has no intention of returning home in the near
future, but expects to remain abroad all summer.
The Secretary will . give up his present residence
June 1 and move to Stoneleigh Court.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[raOM THE TRIBUNE BUREAU. 1
Washington. April 4.— The German Ambassador
and Baroness yon Sternbursr gave to-night the last
of their series of receptions, the entertainment
havlnr been postponed from last Tuo«day. owtne
to the death of the Ambassador from Mexico. The
several hundred guests were received in the ball
room by the host and hostess, the latter wearing
white satin and diamonds. Miss Langham. sister,
of the baroness, was .ittlred in delicate blue satin
and lace. The Ambassador and baroness have In
vitations out for April 10 and 2i. The latter will be
a farewell dinner in compliment la Lieutenant
Martin, attache on the Ambassador's staff, who
will sail shortly afterward for Europe. The em
bassy will be closed early in June, when the baron
and baroness will go abroad to remain until Oc
tober, when they go to Lenox. Miss Lang-ham will
sail with them, but will spend the autumn in Eu
rope. Mrs. Charles Lnnsham. of Louisville. K,\,
aunt of the baroness. Is a house guest at the em
bossy.
The Italian Ambassador and Baroness Mayor dcs
Planches entertained a company at cards this
aft ?rnoon.
The residence occupied by the Chilian Minister
has been sold, and Sefior Walker-Martinez and htv
family will move in a few days to the Arlington, to
remain there until they leave the city for the sum
mer.
Seflor de OJsda, the Spanish Minister, called at
tha State Department to-day to conclude several
matters before his departure next week for Madrid,
where h« goes to become I'nder Secretary for For
eign Affairs. It is not known when his successor,
the present Spanish Minister at Tangier, will reach
Washington.
The Netherlands Mtnister and Mme. van Swln
deren ere expected from Mexico next Saturday.
I »
NEW-YORK SOCIETY.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred O. Vanderbilt came to town
yesterday from Newport, and have now moved into
Ardsley Towers, the Amzi L. Barber country place
Et Ardsley-on-the-Hudson. which they hava leased
for the spring and early summer.
Mrs. Walker Fern has arrived in town from
ZANGWnX PRAISES MR. ROOSEVELT.
Jews Never Had a Better Friend, He Says —
England's Offer of Colony.
London. April 4.— Speaking at a Zionist dinner In
London to-night. Israel Zangwill declared that in
the whole history of the, world the Jews never had
a better Mend than President ItosgSTsit Refer
ing to Great Britain's offer of territory In East
Africa, he Bald the bulk of it might be of use tot
rearing goats, but It was doubtful whether a settle
ment £00 miles from the sea offered sufficient basis
for a prosperous Jewish colony. "If England really
wished to offer a solution of the Jewish question,"
■aid Mr. Zangwill, "sh« should enable. th<-m to ex
pand under the same self-governing conditions over
a considerable adjoining area, so they might be
Inspired to colonization on a great scale."
KILLED BY PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL.
Steubenville. Ohio, April 4.— lt was learned to
day that Peter Hardy, twenty-six years of age.
was killed by President Roosevelt's special train
last night at Mlngo Junction. Hardy was attempt
ing to board a freight train when the special train
struck him.
WILL MOVE APHRODITE TO-DAY.
The statue of Aphrodite, which has been on ex
hibition for some time at the National Arts Club
In "West 34th-st.. will be moved tn-day to No. 7
West 34th-st. It la said ■ number of persons have
requested that the statue be moved In order that
every one may be able to see It.
COUNTESS CASSINI GOES HOME.
The Countess Cassint. daughter of the Russian
Ambassador to the United States, sailed for Europe
yesterday on the steamer Kaiser "Wllhelm der
Grosse. She will go to Russia for a long visit with
relatives. Among the other passengers ou the
Kaiser Wilhelm were Walter Damrosch. the musical
director: Ellsha Dyer, jr., Charles G. Gates. Ogden
Mills and Frank A. Munsey. the publisher.
RUSSIA'S MINISTER AT THE HAGUE.
St. Petersburg April 4.— M. BakhmetlefT. the dip
lomatic agent of Russia in Bulgaria, has been
appointed. Russian Minister at The Hague In place
of M. Struwe. who resigned office on account of ill
health. Mme. Bakhmetleff was Miss Mary Bealo.
of Washington.
POPE RECEIVES DUKE OF CONNAUGHT.
Rome. April 4— The Pope to-day received the Duke
and Duchess of Ymnaught and their daughters.
Princesses Mfcrgaret and Patricia. The Pontiff
thanked the duke warmly for his visit and sent his
greetings to King Hdward.
STEWART'S RESIGNATION CALLED FOR.
Washington, April 4.— Paul Charlton, of Omaha.
Neb., who has been recommended for Attorney
General of Porto Rico, to sneceed A. G. Stewart, of
lowa, is now being considered for the position of
law officer of the Insular Bureau to succeed
Charles if". Magoon. appointed Governor of trie
canal zone. Stewart was appointed only a short
time ago, but hia resignation has been called for.
THE SYLPH IN ST. JOHN'S RIVER.
Jacksonville, Fla.. April 4.— The President's yacht
Sylph is going up St. John's River, and it is
reported this morning near Palatka, flftv miles
above Jacksonville. The weather is beautiful, and
Mrs. Roosevelt and her children are reported to be
delighted with their trip.
W. F. GLASSCOCK APPOINTED.
Washington. April 4.— William F. Glasscock. Of
Morgantown. W. Va., has been appointed Internal
revenue collector for the district of West Vlr-
Slnlu, in place of Clliott Northcott, who declined
le appointment.
FOR MONTCLAIR CHURCH, $5,000.
Montclair, N. J.. April 4 (Special).— The Rev. Dr.
Amory H. Bradford, pastor of the First Congre
gational Church, has announced that a member of
the church had contributed $5,001) toward cleartng
the church debt of $12.0u>. The name of the giver
waa withheld.
PRINCE G. B. ROSPIGLIOSI HERE.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In order to correct an error which appeared
in the papers of this morntng. I beg to say that
my uncle. Prince Rosplgltoal. Is In Italy. I ar
rived here yesterday with my wife. Princess Ros
plgliosi, who was Miss Bronaon. daughter of the
late Isaac Bronson, of this city.
PRINCE O. B. ROSPIGLTOSI.
New- York City. April 4. 19t«.
DR. GLADDEN AND COMMON SENSE.
To the Kditor of The Tribune.
Sir: What does Dr. Gladden mean by saying that
the rebates of the Standard Oil Company are out
rageous? Can't the doctor understand that a man
who ships one hundred carloads of freight a day
and loads and unloads it himself should have a
cheaper rate than one who ships only a carload a
day. and obliges tho railroad sompany to handle It
for him? Shouldn't the price of one hundred barrels
of flour a barrel be cheaper than the price for one
barrel? The Standard Oil Company has never mado
any other claim than that the largest shipments of
freight made by any shipper for ■ given MrM of
time should have the lo^eßt freight rate «or that
time, what is the use in ethics of trying to make
the short man moriHure ji» much in height as lt\t>
tall man . The largo tree grows, shades th« ground
anu kills vegetation und. r Its branches. Would
Dr. Gladden stop the growth ol tho tree? The
story that |be Standard oil Company has had re
batea on shipments of oil other than Its own
la too silly to >».e considered. What Is the use of
making two bites of g, cherry? Why make any
d.v.iMon of sin Make one rebate sunViently large
to cover all .the rascality. nls hii(l enough t->
ne« the stupid and th« ignorant tear their hair
over th.» s«ns of the Standard Oil Company, hut
wl.*-n mm of Dr Gl ' Wen's intelligence lend a
hand to »uoh foolishness it i, t, m to Task whether
what is called culture aruJ educates, and mor
th«n average aWHty in certain callings, amounts to
anything. ■ ... » v*,' V ci^vßk
Rochester. April 3, l** Vt> *' f - 1 * A "*T*
Washington, sai !» staying with her daughter. Vra
Beth Barton French, ror a few weeks before ssJaaj
abroad for the summer.
Mr. and Mr*. James M. Varmm htnm lafiiaf
to town from the West Indies.
The sswtng class known as the Helps** WMoh
works for tbe Home for Incurables, msof this
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Stuart PuQmaa
West, in Eaat «Bth-st.
Miss Helen Tracy Barney, who Is to marry Arohl
bald Stevens Alexander on Saturday at St. Bar*
tholotntT's Cburch at 12:30 o'clock, will havs> as
her ma.l of honor her slst«r. Miss Katberms Bar
ney. The brldesmslds will be Miss Mary Harrlmaa,
Miss Ethel CYyder. Miss Adelaide Randolph sad
Miss Natica Rive*. After the ceremony a break
fast will be given to the family and a few of ths
intimate friends of the young couple at ths home
of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles) T.
Barney, in Park-aye.
Mrs. W. FellowM Morgan and Mrs. George CL
Kobbe will give an entertainment on Friday e*w*>
ing at No. 237 East l?th-st. for Miss Martha Kobbt
and W. Fellowes Morgan. Jr.. at which there win
be music and dancing, and Mr*. Waldo Richards
will give some dialect recitations. Ther* will be a
sale to-day at the home of Mr*. Kobbe, in East
29th-st., in which Miss Louise Kobbe. Miss Beatrice
Morgan. Miss Mary and Miss Mercer Atterbnry,
Miss Grace Ruggles and others will take part.
Miss Angelica Gerry and Mrs. Thomas Hasting*,
the president of the Ladles' Four-tn-Hand Driving
Club, In turn* drove the road coach on the practice
run yesterday morning, under the direction of
Morris K. Howlett.
Baroness Moncheur. wife of the Belgian Minister,
who has been staying with her father. Ambassador
Clayton, In Mexico. Is due here on April 22 wttli
her little boy. She Is booked to sail for Europe
on Jane 1. and wfll spend the summer abroad.
Mrs. Richard OambrUl Is booked to sail for Eu
rope at the end of next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Oaklelsrh Thome leave town for
their country place at Millbrook. N. V.. just before
Easter.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Markiv r!o3e<l their house,
in Madison-aye.. yesterday, and left town for
their country place at Roslyn. Long Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. De Peyster and Miss
Ella De Peysfer are at Lakewood. and will remain
there unt.l after Easter.
June 1 has been set as the date of the marriage
of Miss Eva Lawrence, only- daughter of Frank R.
Lawrence, to David H. Taylor, in St. ■■
mew's Church.
NOTES OF THE STAGE.
Hiss Spong Engaged at the Madison Square
Theatre— looth Performances.
Miss Hilda Spong has been engaged by "Walter
Lawrence to play the leading part in the nmedy
"Th© Firm of Cunningham." which ho will produce
at the Madison Square Theatre on April H ilfsa
Spongr will be. in effect, the star of the company
This play |s by Willis Steel, and will be staged by
Leo Ditrichstein.
Ex-Senator W. H. Reynolds became th» prnprie
tory lessee of th« GarrJck Theatre this week, ar.d
he has installed Samuel Gumpertz W manager. Mr.
Gumpert* is new as a Broadway mariiper. hut ha
managed Dreamlarnl last summer. As yet Charles
Frchman has* given ri" hint if he intends to get
some other theatre to replace the Garrick in his
string of Broadway houses.
To-night the 100 th perfrrman of "Mrs. T.effin*
well's Boots" will be celebrated at the Lyceum by
the distribution «f souvenirs— silver toilet articles.
"Adrea" wil! also be played for the 190 th time In
New-York this evening, but Mr. Bciasco does not.
as a rule, believe in the custom of souvenir dis
tribution. He makes no exception In thla case.
THEATRICAL INCIDENTS.
Mrs. Fi.xlce's three short plays. "The Rcse." "Tha
Light of St. Aar.es," and "The Eyes of the Heart.*
again Invite the attention of the public, this after
noon, at the Manhattan Theatre. They are c!av?r
compositions and are well acted.
Performances for the benefit of the Actor*/ Home
will occur at the Broadway Theatre on Friday
afternoon, and. as the bill is attractive and the pur
pose goon, they should receive practical support.
Among the player* who wtil appear are Alison,
Skipworth. Hilda Spron/?. Ke*urle# Herford, Fay
Davis. Mr. De Angells. and Mr. Crane.
A performonce for the benefit ef "Th» Muslo
School Settlement" will he given at the Hudson
Theatre on FViday afternoon, when "A Blot in the
"Scutcheon." one of the well known dramatic works
of Robert Brownintr. will Mrs.
Le Moyne In a prominent character.
Messrs. Williams nrnl Walker are to e'lceepd Mr.
Grapewtn. at tho West Knd Theetre. on Ai rll 10w
disporting In a piece called "In Dahomey."
EUGENE PRESBREY STARTS EAST. ~
.Indianapolis, April 4.— Eugene Presbrey. the pla?»
wright, waa sufficiently recovered to-day to atari
for his New-York home.
HOME FOR CHARLES W. MORSE.
The Commonwealth Realty Company has resoU
to Charles XV. Morse No. 72$ sth-ave., a four sto*y
and basement dwelling house, on a lot 25 by 10* feet,
Mr. Morse will occupy the bouse.
MR. ELMENOORRS LECTURES.
The course of le,:ure» on travel, given by 3Gw
Dwight L. Etaendorf. at the Camegi» Lycewn*
continues not only to attract the lovers of plctu*
reeque and historic scenes, but to> win the m .ijw
of expert photographers and of all ob3er\-ers wl»
can appreciate the technical difflcultlea that SXiV
Elmendorf ha 3 co completely mastered. Tbe lao*|
tern photographs shown Jn these lectures are> e»»i
ceptionally fine achievementa in tasts. In p!»*
tography. and In color. In the lectures on Spain*, .
to be given en Thursday and FrtiSay. Mr. E3nen>.
dorf will show Interesting result* of hJs photo*
graphic studies of Velasquez and the old master*;.
of the Prado Museum. In a series of lantern p!ct«,
ures colcred from tho orlginala in Madrid. MueM
can be learned from these discourses, and learned
In a very agreeabia manner.
MR. CONGER LEAVES PEKING.
Peking. April 4.— Edwin H. Conger start-d to*
America to-day by way of Hankow. Represent**
tlves of all the foreign legations assembled at th<i
railway station to bid him farewell. The approtcls
to the station was lined by Chinesa> troops.

LORD MILNER SAILS FOR ENGLANR
Lorenzo Marques. April Lord Mllner. t!» cX
tiring; Governor of the Transvaal, sailed for Ort-J>
Britain today.
ALFONSO'S ROTH AL DENIED.
London. April 4.— The report of the betrothal <\
I King Alfonso of Spain to Princess Patrtda of Coo*
! naught Is officially declared to be unfounded.
.
MR. HAY continues TO improve.
Genoa. April Secretary Hay appeared to M
' well to all who sawr him to-day when he drovs.
I about the town. He said that he felt much better,
' i and that his health had been improved by the sss>
journey, which h« enjoyed Immensely. Mr. Ha*
expects to remain here for a few days.
TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS.
Among ths passengers who will sail to-day on tilt
Ryndam are:
Mr and Mra Cheater Ar ■ Mr. and Mre. de LaiK-»»
thur < I Kan*in«,
Bilroond Austin. Herman Basse.
" s - _AY - d* Forert Day. Mlsa H--nn«tt- WfcuJman.
l>r. O. F. Krahbie). | Mr. ana Mrs. Ceorsa Henok«V
Those arriving yesterday on the Zeelind were:
! ra - Cuyler Hastings. |r. Th»odcr«» van dep S*ef«*
Mr. aa4 Mr. Henry Mar- Mr. and Mr*. B«oSP»e»
quan>i. I dm Unick.
M r<«wn d Mr *' C " **" S "°"! *"*• * > * nh ' v Maura.
On the BlUcher yesterday were:
i-g°*f R 'Kte«. s pc. Ch*xl«s W. Baata,
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