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C ADTESTtniIO WAS »T7t UNIS. OS over n» cor.rn:>'3. of IH Cats to a. coition. IVrt^orkScd Wnbmm Saturday, apbil is. ik*. TBE XEWB THIS MORSIXO. PORBION.-Th« Rossian hospital ship Orel ■allefl from Balgon, after taking on board coal, provisions and medical supplies. ===== The^re port of a naval engagement off the Ooen»n <$3hina ooast was denied by the Japanese Navy Department. ===== Further sharp actions were reported from Manchuria, the Russians. »ec°rd lng to Japanese reports, having been driven eastward from the Fu-Shun district. ===== Dis patches from many points In Russia tell of re newed disturbances among the Peasant and urban population; a great rifling. It is believed. 1s being planned for May Day; cholera has broken out at Baku. == The Russian Min ister of Finance announced to a deputation or workmen that extensive reforms In the labor laws «en being prepared: he asked for time to consider the changes, a — •— The body of John Paul Jonee was found In a leaden coffin at Paris; the Identification was complete. ■ ■- ■ It was reported from Paris that Turkey had settled the French claims by an agreement to pay Indem nity and to purchase arms in France. - ■'■ Great Britain, according to a dispatch from Peking, has accepted China's modifications to the Tibetan convention. DOMESTIC. -President Roosevelt arrived at Colorado Springe on his -way to his hunting camp, after passing through portions of Texas and New-Mexico, and making several brief •j-eeches. == The President has appointed a commission of three experts to consider ana re port on the diversion of international rivers. i- a contract for the construction of a new Island in New- York Harbor, on which a hospital for Immigrants will be erected, was awarded by Fr-rretary MetcaJf. ■ It was reported at Norfolk, Va., that an explosion on the Presi dent's yacht Sylph severely scalded two of the crew. -, ; - Surrounded by his family, Joseph Jefferson, the celebrated actor, was reported dying at West Palm Beach, Fla. city.— Stocks were strong and active. ===== The Legislative Gas Investigating Committee devoted part of Its session to an Inquiry Into the affair* of the Brooklyn Union Gas Company. A— i Managers of tbe agencies of the Equitable Life Assurance Society decided to ask President Alexander to end the dissenßtons among Its officers. : ■ Justice Bischoff continued the temporary injunction restraining the city au thorities from removing the subway advertising Signs and slot machines. . Books of Klaw cV Erlanjrer weTe examined In court In the suit •f David Belasco to prove a partnership with the firm. The Indictment for conspiracy against Miss Nan Patterson was dismissed at the request of Assistant District Attorney Rand. THB WEATHER- — Indications for to-day: Talr and colder. The temperature yesterday: tnniast. 63 atgrm; lowes'., 44. BACK TO JEFFERSON. When everything; else fails the Democrat!'! toarty "goes back to Jefferson." Its leaders may disagree on every public Issue and on every point of party policy, yet they are always one In proclaiming their loyalty to Jeffersonlan Ideals and Jeffersonian traditions. Jefferson's practice as a statesman was grossly inconsistent with bis professions as a philosopher, and war iant can be found in his writings or in bis ex ample for almost any political programme. This lafltudlnarl&nism makes him a most convenient patron saint for a party whose motto is "any thing to win," and which never knows its mind from one Presidential campaign to another. The reofsaaicer and counter organiser, the conserva tive and the radical, the strict construction tnoesback and the fiery advocate of federal cen tralization can get together at $1 or $10 Jef ferson birthday dinners, and each can maintain with equal plausibility bis claim to interpret tho lazsost thought of the party's lawgiver and founder. Ibis erase to affix the hallmark of Jefferson to «very variation of Democratic doctrine has. M course, Its ludicrous side. Jefferson would probably be puzzled to say what be really thought or taught after reading the speeches Bade on Thursday night at the rival New- York j mad Chicago birthday dinners. Between the di gests of a Jeffersonlan policy offered here by ex- Judge Parker and ex-Judge Herrlck and the up to-date applications of that policy insisted on in Chicago by William J. Bryan and Mayor Ed ward J. Dunne there is a gap as wide as that which separates us from the political and social environment of Jefferson's day. Ex-Judge Par ker and ex-Judge Herrlck seem to think that the world has not moved politically in the last hun dred yean, and that the principles laid down by Jefferson to meet the conditions of 1800 are ap plicable without modification to the vastly al tered conditions of 1905. Mr. Bryan and Mayor Define agree that If Jefferson were alive to-day be would not hesitate to shift his ground or to use, for the sake of accomplishing bis main object— the liberty and welfare of the individual —instrumentalities which he once distrusted and condemned. They lay stress on the spirit rather than en the letter of Jefferson's teach ing. But In so doing— seeking a Jeffersonlan sanction for the widest extension of govern mental, and especially of federal, power— they break absolutely with Jefferson's textual fol lowers, and open up a breach in Democratic thought which no concealments or evasions of phrase can ever bridge. Tbe speeches at the •few-York and the Chicago dinners show the hopelessness of the present Democratic schism. Attitudes so fundamentally at variance cannot be reconciled, and till one view triumphs com pletely over the other the Democratic party can de nothing as a national organization beyond ssfirtdng time. Neither Mr. Parker nor Mr. Herriek seems to have profited by the lessons of the Presidential election. The two ex-candidates seem as blind as ever to the causes of last year's Democratic awiUL The kind of Jeffersonlanlsm that D. B. mil -wrote Into the Albany-.platf.orci, that ex- Judgo Parkor exploited on the stamp and that he echoes now In his Jefferson birthday speech is not the kind of JefreraoßlanJam the country wants* The voters hare no usa for a humbug "safe and ■toe" Democracy. They do not want a weak central government on the original Jef fersonlan plan, which "minded Its own busi ness" and -would never have presumed to inter-; fere with the operations of combinations in re straint of trade and commerce chartered by file States. The disastrous breakdown of Judge Parker's canvass was an evidence of the dis satisfaction of hundreds of thousands of Demo cratic voters with his attempt to commit the party to a sterile and colorless conservatism. That he has missed the real meaning of the elec tion Is proved by his indulgence In this histori cally false and startlingly lnapropos epigram: "It is safe to assert of a policy that If it is radi "cni it is not Democratic; if It is Democratic It is "not radical." Such a deliverance at a dinner in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the greatest radical In American politics, is sadly near burlesque. If It was meant to be taken seriously it is evi dent that for an eminent Democratic statesman the process of "getting back to Jefferson" has only just begun. TWO BIDEB TO TEE CASE, AS USUAL. The offers made to the Rapid Transit Com mission by counsel for the Interborough com pany are not illiberal, and except in one re spect they are attractive. But the exception is likely to be considered tbe main thing by many citizens. The company wants a franchise permitting It to add two tracks to its 2d-ave. road from 15Oth-st to Bd-st, where they would begin to descend, and so enter a subway ex tending by a somewhat devious route across the city to a West-st. terminal. For this privi lege tho company offers free transfers between its subway and elevated systems. Including all future extensions here and in Brooklyn. If th« elevated roads were not considered ob jectionable in any way, and a disposition to encourage extensions of them existed, these proposals would doubtless be deemed fair, and even generous. But the plain fact Is that pub lic sentiment is responsive to the hope expressed by Mr. Orr not long ago, that the elevated roads would disappear altogether in the not distant future, and to the policy, which the Rapid Transit Commission is understood to have declared, of not allowing the Manhattan sys tem to be extended anywhere except under extraordinary circumstances. The advantages which the Interborough company has to offer are obvious. It could put two express tracks In 2d-ave., -with a West Side connection at the lower end of the city, inside of two years, and it promises to give transfers as soon as the franchise is granted. That would be an imme diate benefit to a multitude of passengers, and the completed Improvement would furnish rapid transportation nearly the whole length of tho city over a convenient route. It is worthy of special note, moreover, that the company offers, as counsel expressly de clared, to take a franchise for a limited period. say twenty-five years, after which the city would be enabled to exact such terms as it pleased or to compel the company to remove tbe additional tracks. That proposition might not. however, prove so advantageous as it now looks; for if it were accepted the development of subway communications might consequently be of such a character as to render the removal of the 2d-ave. express tracks at a future date practically impossible for lack of facilities, ex istent or procurable, to supply their place. In that case the concession asked for now would be seen to have been instrumental In perpetuat ing the elevated system. It is also suggested, and not unreasonably, that if the franchise were granted it would constitute a precedent for simi lar extensions of other Manhattan lines. We should not be disposed, if we had the power, to settle the question offhand. The com mission listened with interest and proper atten tion to the company's proposals, and put its counsel on record as to several exceedingly Im portant points. It recognised, furthermore, the right of tbe public to be thoroughly informed and to express its opinion after considering the subject A hearing has therefore been prom ised, and we hope there will be ample oppor tunity for discussion. THE AXGLOJAPAXESE ALLTANCB. Mr. Chamberlain's references to the Anglo- Japanese alliance suggest the consideration that the lapsing or the renewal of that interesting compact will probably soon become a question of practical politics. It will, indeed, in all likeli hood be one of the questions upon which the next Ministry in Great Britain will have to pass. That treaty dates from January 80, 1902. and is to run for five years. It will therefore expire in January. 1007. unless— as is scarcely to be anticipated—Japan is at that time still en gaged in war, for the treaty provides that it shall not lapse or expire while either of the signatories is involved in war with a first class power. A year hence, therefore, we may expect to see the British government considering the matter, and tbe Japanese government, too, for there are two sides to the case. There will be pretty general agreement with Mr. Chamberlain's characterization of the exist ing alliance as one of tbe greatest diplomatic achievements of the last quarter of a century. It must be so regarded, even by those who did not or do not altogether approve it It was a unique thing in history for such an alliance to be made between a Caucasian and a Mongolian power. It has undoubtedly proved a beneficent thing in restricting the scope of tbe war. That it bad any material effect upon tbe causes or tbe beginning of tbe war may be doubted. The war was practically Inevitable years before this treaty was made, and would have come just the same had there been no such alliance. But we cannot doubt that the alliance has powerfully restrained some other nations from joining in the conflict It seems altogether likely that but for it Russia would have enjoyed In this war the active support of at least one of her allies of ten years ago, and perhaps of both of them. That would bave made desperate odds against the island empire. Tbe British alliance has freed Japan from even tbe least menace of any such tiling, and Is therefore regarded by her with profound gratitude. Japan will, therefore, probably be quite ready to renew the treaty, and perhaps also to extend its terms as Mr. Chamberlain suggests, though it must not be supposed she will do so with en tirely unalloyed enthusiasm. While fully ap preciating the immense value of the alliance to her, she has been surprised to see tbe manner in which her ally has given aid and comfort to her foe. The number of English ships that have tried to ran the blockade In Russia's behalf and that are at this moment accompanying the Rus sian fleet, and the stores of British coal that have been sold to Russia for the use of her navy, have been carefully observed In Japan. Tbe im pression produced by them has not been alto gather plmissnt, but It has been philosophically received, and the Japanese have made mental notes to this effect: "Practical Western na "tions never let sentiment stand in tbe way of "business." There will be presently, we as sume, another and still more Important test of tbe practical value of the treaty. That will be In the peacemaking between Japan and Russia. Beyond doubt some European power or powers will lend Russia all possible diplomatic and moral aid toward securing for her the most fa vorable terms. Japan will In that case look to Great Britain for a counteracting Influence, If Great Britain Is as successful In preserving for fapan a free Held in peacemaking as she has I been in protecting ber from interference in the war, there will be no question of Japan's will ingness and desire to renew the treaty. It will psss with England to determine what shall be NEW- YORK DATTA' TKTBTTN'E, SATTTRITCSIY, [SlPtm] 15. 1905. done. At present It does not wfein possible rhnt any important Britiah party will oppose the f newal of a convention which has, on the whole, been so satisfactory and In some respects ao positively beneficent PLATFORM: JEROME. The Citizens Union, which has generally pro fessed to stand for principles before men and has seriously objected to fusion founded on accession to the various demands of organisa tions for places for their particular favorites, seems to have adopted a new method in de manding the renominstion of Mr. Jerome as a sine qua mm of fusion. Its announcement amounts almost to the creation of a Jerome party and an offer to consider bids from anybody willing to nominate Mr. Jerome for the Citizens Union vote. If Tammany -will name Mr. Jerome for District Attorney, it need not despair of securing for Mayor McClellan that "discrimlna "tlon between McClellan tbe man and McClellan "the partisan" which Mr. Cutting talks about and forgetfulness of the limitations set to his aspirations by his fealty to Tammany HalL There seems to be a fair basis fofTk trade in the Citizens Union offer, and it ought not to be difficult for it to secure Jerome votes in addition to those controlled by its own organ ization. Now, we do not in the least mean to suggest that Mr. Jerome may not properly be re-elect ed District Attorney. He has done some good work, though we have not always been Im pressed with his wisdom either as a prosecuting officer or a political philosopher. His selection to succeed himself might be a highly creditable Incident of a union campaign for good govern ment, But Is not Mr. Jerome a rather narrow platform on which to base a groat reform inovo ment? Does it not suggest a trifle the fable of the man who couldn't see the forest for the trees? It lays stress on one element in a pos sibly admirable programme, perhaps to the det riment of more important parts. We do not, as we say, wish to urge any objection to Mr. Jerome, but merely to suggest that tbe prob lem is larger than Mr. Jerome, and should be studied as a whole by those interested In bet tering conditions. Why should a single organ ization commit itself thus early to the fortunes of one single man, however worthy? If the Republicans did that they would be immediate ly denounced for attempting to boss the situa tion. They have hardly been permitted In the psst even to suggest that success would be pro moted by a Republican as the fusion candidate for Mayor. It might be possible that in the fall the Jerome declaration would come up to defeat union, not only on an excellent mayor alty candidate, but also on some person for District Attorney who would be recognised everywhere as fully the equal. If not the su perior, of Mr. Jerome, and more likely to win, No such man may appear. No combination of circumstances may occur which will make an entirely different programme at the time of nominations evidently necessary to safeguard the interests of the city. It may easily hap pen that the Citizens Union as a Jerome party can secure its wish. Nevertheless, the adoption of a personal programme at this distance from election does not seem to be the ideal method of securing unity for a great reform movement based on principle. COMBUSTIBLE SUBWAY CARS. Some interesting reflections are excited by the arrival in Long Island City of a number of motor cars which are destined, after receiv ing their electrical machinery, to move subur ban trains on tbe Long Island road. For the first year or two those trains will be operated on the surface only. After the completion of the tunnel under the East River at 84th-st a few of them will cross to the projected underground station of the Pennsylvania road on Manhat tan Island. Now, so long as passenger coaches have no roof above them but the sky the con sequences of taking fire are less formidable than when they run below the surface. It is to be hoped, therefore, that tbe Long Island Railroad Company will use steel trailers as well as steel motor cars. There should be no such compromise as has been made by the Inter borough company. At the time of the flre in the subway near 188 th st, two or three weeks ago, The Tribune remarked that the most significant feature of the event was tbe fate of the train the derail ment of which gave rise to a remarkable chain of incidents. That train was composed of seven cars, five of them being wooden, with copper sheathing on the sides and asbestos in the floors, while the others were made of steel. The latter were comparatively uninjured, whereas the bodies of the former were com pletely destroyed by the flames which result ed from a "short circuit" The shock which led to all the mischief was severe enough to splinter the wood that had been used in con structing the cars, and ignition was an easy matter. It was a fortunate circumstance that, as the train was being switched at a temporary terminus, it was entirely empty at the time. Had it been heavily loaded. New- York might have furnished tbe world with a sensation more horrible than Paris did in 1901. The necessity of removing all wooden cars from the subway— at least from the local tracks there— and making up the trains of steel cars exclusively was thus made more apparent than ever before. Theoretically, if not practically, rear end collisions on the express tracks are made impossible by the installation of auto matic apparatus; and that apparatus has not yet failed In an emergency. The only check upon the motormen of local trains is their own caution. That this will sometimes prove inade quate in the subway, as it has on surface r0a.19, to avert a bad smash-up may be regarded a cer tainty. The sooner the Interborough company transfers its combustible rolling stock from its underground lines to the elevated roads the better. Tbe substitution of absolutely fireproof cars should be conducted with the utmost en ergy. AUTOMOBILES W VBWJSM&ET. The new law regarding automobiles which the New-Jersey Legislature has passed, ami which awaits the Governor's signature, is more strin gent than the one enacted in 1903. The changes that have been made have evoked some protest, but In tbe main are wise and just. Wssatisfac tion with Its provisions must arise chiefly from a deliberate intention to defy the authorities. Why, for instance, should there be any objec tion to raising tbe fines unless those who pruni ble expect to incur a penalty? What possible excuse can there be for failure to register a ve hicle? Is not such neglect prlina facie evidence of a wish to evade identification? And what can be the object of such evasion? Agaiu, the new law requires the person in charge of an au tomobile to come to a stop upon a signal from one who is riding or driving a horse. Herein the State recognizes that the people who travel by tbe most common method upon a public high way have a prior right there. The principle Is embodied in the British motor car act, whloh went into effect January 1, 1904. One clause of that law requires a magistrate to base his Judg ment upon what seems to bave been the amount and kind of traffic on the road at the time of the alleged offence. Two restrictions placed on speed by the New i Jersey Legislature are especially laudable. For I exceeding tbe rate of twenty miles an hour, even | for a single mile, a driver is made liable to im prisonment, as he should be. Public sentiment is becoming more and more strongly arrayed against using highways for races or for making records. Tbe only legitimate place for that sort jof thing is an inclosed speedway. People who | wish to engage In sport that Is not only danger j ous to themselves, but to others also, should be Bternly dlscotrrajarod. Fnrthfrmore, it 13 impoa* Bible to jfrePc-iM a speed limit which Is uni formly saf o under all conditions. Safety 13 rela tive not absolute It depends on a variety of circumstances, soch as the presence or absence of pedestrians, the number and kind of other ve hicles in the neighborhood, and the temperament of horses that nay be approaching. It thus be comes necessary to lodge discretionary power in the hands of an officer or a magistrate, or both of them. New-Jersey, like Great Britain, Imposes that form of check on recklessness, and In the long run we belie the provision will commend Itself to the approval of all sensible owners of automobiles. Fears have been expressed that constables or police will be so instructed by local authorities that malicious interruption of travel will occa sionally be possible. There is undoubted!^ a microscopic chance that such obstruction will be offered, but the frequency with which the trouble occurs will da controlled largely, If not entirely, by the drivers of automobiles them selves. In Instances, perhaps, the Innocent will be made to suffer for the guilty; but in the main individuals may reasonably count on being treated according to their merits. It is not for the Interest of any municipality to restrain legitimate and rational traffic. Ttie halter from Albany la beginning to draw on the alderman at the New-York end of It. A report from Cracow says that General Stoes sel has been court martialed and sentenced to be shot, but that the sentence is merely a for mality. Tho general, apparently. Is to consider himself shot, or perhaps he Is to be shot in a Pickwickian sense. "To Harlem in fifteen minutes" baa become an occasional reality, and now comes the Interbor ougrh. talking of "to The Bronx in twelve min utes," with free transfers to all. If this thing keeps up Harlemltes and Bronxltes will soon have ao much time in the savings banks that they win not know what to do -with It. We do not notice that the Hon. Henry O. Davis contributed anything to the Jefferson talk-feet. A tragic use of the too ready knife was made the other night in a barroom in 31st-st. close to Broadway and only a short distance from the 80th-st. station. Plenty of policemen were close at hand, and yet one young fellow was killed outright In a brawl. It is a serious disgrace that a crime of this sort could be committed so close to the principal business thoroughfare tn the principal city of America and almost within a stone's throw of a highly Important police building*. THE TALK OF THE DAT. Three French doctors have recently held a con sultation having in view the adoption of a code of rules for the treatment of duellists before going Into action. It Is laid down as a wise precaution to take medicine over night, and on reaching the field the combatants mutt first be greased all over, then soaped all over, and finally rubbed down with alcohol and sprayed with a solution of sublimate, so that all the personal germs which they may carry about with them are rendered Incapable of multiplying their specie. When they have now put on suits of clothes, just out of sterilizing ovens, they are reody to take up their asepticized weapons and straddle all over the field in advance, or re treat, till one or the other receives a scratch deep enough to pink his second's cambric handker chief, when a halt is called and the whole party go off to breakfast In the friendliest manner. It seems hardly necessary to diminish the danger of the French duel, which is about the safest pastime anybody can engage in, but the method may have its Rood points and advantages. Any how, the doctors recommended It, and its adoption can do no harm, even if it docs not seem to be imperatively called for as a prudential measure. DISILLUSIONIZED! I do not claim Apollo's grace. And yet the fact must be confessed. I oft have thought that I possessed A not unpleaslng cast of face. I do not think that I am vain. And yet I could not but opine That others, side by *ide with mine. Were really singularly plan. Now all is changed. A fearsome gloom Has fallen on me like a cloud. Dread, spectral, gaunt and beetle-browed I see myself, till crack of Doom! Oh. Is this awful visage mine? This countenance, distorted, weird. Wherein all form nas disappeared. And every classic line? Would I hod shunned thf banquet hall. Nor sat, «ith calm, seraphic look, Whilst some abandoned miscreant took A flashlight photo of ua all! Oh gladly would I murder him Who fixed his weapon with such guile That all lopsidedly I smile Down in the lenses lowest rim! —(Punch. The commissioners of Queen Victoria Park, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, show a proper sense of the condition now affectinsr that majestic cataract. They have Just Issued their nineteenth annual report and laid It before the Ontario Leg islature, setting forth that a halt must be called in the granting of franchises at the falls and that too many have been given away already. Three of them aro now in the possession of private com panies, and a fourth, permitting the creation of 100,000 more horsepower from the Chippe'va River, is under consideration. This will make an apgre- Sate on the Canadian side of 475,000 horiepower. which the commissioners th»nk should not. at the present time, be exceeded. If more are to be given hereafter, they should cost the grantees more, and in particular ears should be taken that the shores abov? and below the falls be not marred by un sightly buildings. Canada appears to be trying to do its uuty in preserving the noble features of the cataract and keeping the spoiler within bounds. \ Literary Phrase: "Let me Introduce you to thai debutante." paid the hostess. "She is a poem "Yes." answered the rlißible man: "I feel that she is on"<» of the poems I ought to know."— (W ashins ton Star. Tha American editor tries to be as polite as possi ble in returning unaccepted manuscripts, but he docs not reach the Oriental skill In making his would-be contributor comfortable. Tho Chinese editor says: "We have read it with infinite delight. By the holy ashes of our ancestors we swear that we have never seen so superb a masterpiece. His majesty the Emperor, our exalted master, if we were to print it, would command us to take It as a model, and never publish anythtnir of a less striking Qual ity. As we. could not obey this order more than once in ten thousand years, we are compelled to send back your divine manuscript, and beg a thou sand pardons." "Do thoughts that came to you In the long ago ever return?" asked »he nrljdnntor of silly ques tions "Not unlo-s 1 in>loee stamps." answered the literary party.— (Chicago News. Chicago's north and west railway systems were appraised fw taxation purposes by experts at t87.000.0C0, and stocked and boniled by the owners for $117.0C0.000. This $90,000,000 difference represent ed the value of municipal franchises given to them; that is. the use of the streets, privileges whloh the city would now be glad to recover, so as to get the advantage of them herself. But though she prac tically gave them away, the chance of her getting them back for nothing Is as slim as the prospect of her catching up with New-York In the matter of population. Mabel (not In her first youth>— First of all he held my hands and told my fortune; and then. Evle. he Baled into my face ever so long and said he could r«ad my thoughts! Waan't that clever of him dear? yvle— Oh. 1 suppose he tead between the lines, darling.— (Punch. A New-York centenarian who died the other day at the age of 104 was accustomed to take a 'light breakfast, always coffee and crullers." and smoked his pipe in peace and enjoyment for ninety yeara The old fashioned but tcothsoire cruller has been anathematised so Jong by food faddists that It Is entitled to all the credit It may acquire by this example of Its health preserving qualities. She nelieved Him.— Dolly— Why didn't you pro pose to Mlv Bullion? Dick -I hadn't th« face to ask her. Dolly— True I I never thought of that.—(lllustrat ed Bits. About "People and Social Incident*. AT THE WHITS HOUSE. OraoM mm rut»vm» avam*o] Washington. April R-atra, Roosevelt, having been called to New-Tork by the IBaess <* her nephew, was unable to receive the National CouscU of Women at the White House to-day. She Is ex pected to return to Washington to-morrow. Miss Roosevelt, accompanied by Miss Josephiae Boardman. who was her gufst at the White House to-day, went horseback riding this afternoon. Miss Roosevelt rode the bay race mare the President recently bought for her. NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON. [raoM THE TBisoms BTJBBAO-1 Washington. April It.— The Misses Shaw, daugh ters of the Secretary of the Treasury, and a party of friends went to Baltimore early la the week. where they boarded a revenue cutter for a cruise down Chesapeake Bay. They have returned to Baltimore and will accompany Mrs. Shaw home to morrow. Senator and Mrs. Elklns are spending a few days at Atlantic City. Mrs. John Gordon gave a luncheon to-day, when her guests were Mrs. Metcalf. Mrs. Brewer. Mrs. Cullom, Mrs. Thomas Wilson. Mrs. WesUnghouse, Mm. Kauffmann. Mrs. Teunls 8. Hamlln and Mias Wadsworth. Senator and Mrs. Cullom entertained guests at dinner to-night. NEW YORK SOCIETY. Mrs. Roosevelt has arrived In town from Wash ington and fs staying with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson at thetr house In Madlson-ave. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert I* Roy Satterlee are re ceiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter at their house m Madlson-ave. This ts the second daughter born to Mr. Satterlee. who formerly was Miss Louisa Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Pleroont Morgan. Although James J. Van Alen will aot be at Newport this summer, and Wakehnrst. ats place there. Is to remain shot up. be will come to this country in June for the fishing- bsibbw tn Canada and will return to England in July. Lady Maltland has left town and is at Boston for a short stay, staying at the Westminster. James Henry Smith left town yesterday far Lakewood to spend the week end with Mr. and Mrs. George Gould, who are entertaining a large house party at their place there. The Duke and Duchess of Manchester are likewise among their guests. Mrs. Albert Oallatln and Miss Gallatln have left town for Lakewood. where they will remain until after Easter. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hennen Morris gave a large reception last night to the members of the Rad cllnTe Club In the Metropolitan Club Annex. Ad dresses were mad* by the president of Raddiff* College. Georgia; Baron Russell Briggs, Henry Lee Higglnion and Joseph B. Warasr. Mrs. Benjamin Knower. who sails en May V with her younger daughter to spend the sum mer abroad, gave a large bridge tournament at her BACH CYCLE CLOSES. Dr. Wolle Give* His Audience More Novelties in Cantatas. IBT TSLIGKATH TO TBB TUBI'StS.) Bethlehem. Perm.. April 14.— Tbe Lenten festival of the Bach Cycle came to a very successful close to-night, when Dr. Wolle treated his large audience to more novelties in the way of cantatas. This afternoon there were two. "He Who Relies on God's Compassion" and "My Spirit Was In Heaviness/ the chorus and soloists being very satisfactory. Thia evening's session brought again two novelties, "Tombeau." a dirge in honor of Queen Crristine Kberharding of Poland. It proved interesting, but It remains to be doubted whether more than part of It will ever be used again. The other novelty was a mottet "Jesus. Priceless Treasure.' and gave opportunity for great varieties of expression and shading, which were well uaed by Dr. Welle to show oft the strength of his choir. A feeling of pressive force was never allowed for a moment to destroy the lucidity cf expression, and the choir earned new laurels. The soloists were: Soprano. Mrs. Mary Htssem d© Moss; contralto. Mrs. Ger trude Stfcin-Balley; tenor, Nicholas Douty; bass. Julian Walker. MR. LOEFFLER'S SONGS. Mr. Arthur Whiting will present the Quatre Poemes. Op. 5, for voice, viola and pianoforte, by Charles Martin Loeffler, at fcls studio. No. 141 East 40th-st., this afternoon. Mr. Francis Rogers will sing tho songs and Miss Olive Mead play the viola obbllgatos. Mr. Loeffler. who will be remembered as Mr. Knelsel's companion at the first desk of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is spending the sum mer in Europe looking after the publication and performance of some of his instrumental works, nearly all of which hav® been received with favor here. The Quatre Poemea are original composi tions of exotic mood set to words by Bandelaire and Verlaine. SIR EDWARD ELGAR COMING. Sir Edward and Lady Elgar are coming to New- York about tbe middle of June to be tbe guests for a month of Professor Samuel S. Sanford. of Tale University, at his home In thia etty. They will re main until July 1L Negotiations are pending to have Sir Edward conduct his oratorio "The Apostles" at the Cincinnati festival next May. and it would be not at all surprising if he took part also in one of the concerts of the New-York Ora torio Society. THAT TROUBLESOME COPE. Mr. Morgan Annoyed by * Magistrate at Taoraina. Rome. April It— Before J. Fierpont Morgan left Taormlna an examining magistrate from Taormma boartl^d the Corsair to take Mr. Morgan's testimony conrernlng the person who sold him the cope stolen from the Cathedral of Ascoli. Mr. Morgan was In dignant at being troubled about the matter after having returned the cope without even asking Ist the money which he bad paid for it. He said be did not remember anything connected with the pur. chase of the cope, but when asked to sign a state ment to that effect Mr. Morgan refused, saying he would not sign anything In a language he did not understand. Tho government Is displeased at the Incident. It was due to the fact that the courts of justice in Italy are tnd<*p«ndent of the government. The au thorities of Ascoli are still trying to ascertain how the cope was stolen, and in so doing requested the legHl authorities at Taormina to take the testimony of Mr. Morgan. KING EDWARD'S VOYAGE. Pclma. Island of Majorca. April It— Klr.g Edward and Queen Alexandra expect to leave here on April 16. Algiers. April 14.— Formal notice has been given to the prefect of this city that King Edward will visit Algiers. The prefect has telegraphed to Paris. asking for instructions. CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRAINING SCHOOL. Atlanta. Oa.. April 14.— Andrew Carn*gle has of fered $4,000 a year for three years to maintain m Atlanta a library training school for Southern women. He has made the promise that If the school shall prove a success the donation will be made permanent and will be Increased as the needs de mand. MISS PASTOR AT ELLIS ISLAND. J. G. Phclps Stokes, of the University Settle ment, and his fiancee. Mias Rose Harriet Pastor, spent several hours yesterday visiting Kills Island. Mr. Stokes and Miss Pastor visited the various buildings on the island and Inspected the "deten tion pens." The visit was a sociological one. NEW-YORKER WINS YALI PRIZES. New-Haven. Conn.. April u-Theu -The annual apeak 'ing for the Ten Eyek prise at Yale took place to night. The prise was awarded to Louis Otto Bergh. of New- York, whose subject was "1104 in Colo rado." OFFERED CHAIR AT JOHNS HOPKINS. IST TSXBr.RAFH TO TBS TTUBUKB.] Baltimore, April 14.— Professor Friedrich Keutgen. of the University of Jena, who to-day completed a lectureship at Johns Hopkins University covering seven months, has been a*ke>d tf> accent the chair of history at the university. Professor Keutgen th^Un^r^lt? a stnT** »•••*-" ** Watery a boose yesterday afternoon, la Bast TRa-at b» guests numbered about twenty, some af tw present being Mrs. Arthur Murray Dodge. ] E. Tiffany Dyer. Mrs. John Elite Boosn-^ v^ Beverly Robinson and Mrs. Edward I«saa"*Ssast Mrs. OgUvy Hals baa arrived m town tea iw don and Is staying with her sister. Mrs. K. On Wilson, at her boose In East Mth-sc Mm loan W. Mackay and Princess SUgUaaa a** left the Hotel Netherland for Harbor ma. EoijjJ to spend the week with Mr. and Mrs. Clapese, Maekay. who give to-night a dinner la the!? to**— followed by music Josef Hofmann and etkt artiste wfll play. * wM Miss Elizabeth Swift, daughter at the Bern Dr and Mrs. Abbott Klttredjre, gave a dinner 'at isalii at her borne In Park-aye. for the -— -ihsis efth bridal party who are to take part la her weddta to Howard M. Klrkland In Easter week. AaiaZ her guests last night were Mrs. Charles H. tabt of Albany; Miss Elizabeth Lane. Miss Louisa pw sons. Miss Helen Hickox and Mies Catherine Ea» of Chicago, as well as Bartell Prentice. Ooy^a Amrlnge. Norman Dltman. George A. Phelps. a fred B. Wade and Arthur Hugh Klrklaad. Uowari KlralaM will entertain his best man and ushers at dinner at Datmonico's Wednesday night. Alfred Severtn Bourne, whose marriage to ir^ Hattle Barnes takes place on Wednesday weak give* his farewell bachelor dinner to-night at Dei. monlco's. his guests Including Roderick B. Banev Arthur K. Bourne. Sheldon E. Martin. Harold A. Dodge. Howard Corlls. Walter D. Day. James Cun ningham. Francis A. Georges and Loula Dew«a\ Another farewell bachelor dinner at DetmaaJsrs to-night will be that of Francis Gordon lUsm-^ jr.. whose marriage to Miss Caroline Bogert hi ast for Thursday week, at St. George's Church. VtaaV in«. Long Island. Among his party to-night win be George Chlttenden. George Stlllman. Frederick and W. W. Hoppin. EUphaiet Potter, Arthur TtmL. and Reginald Wllkes. At Sherry's Forsyth Wlckes, who ts to marry Miss Marion Haven at St. Bartholomews en Thwa day week, has a dinner this evening for his beat man and ushers, who Include James Wadsworth, Eugene Hale. H. Rogers Win thro p. Archibald Har rison. Robert TurnbuO. Frederick Keroochaa ami L. Adams. Henry A. Bhroeder also gives bis farewell bache lor dinner to-ntght at Sherry's, his guests eon prising bis brother Gilllat. James Duaae ML Hamilton and Julian A. Benjamin. Stewart Betat selman. J. Cheshire Nash. Prank H. 31mmoas and S. Duncan MarshalL His marriage to Mias 2fatali« Munde takes place at St. BortholomeWa an Wednesday of Easter week. James Haass Hyde has chartered the Ploaew for Us trip to Ardsley to-day. Alfred VanderhUt drove the coach yesterday on tts dally run. Mr. Richard Irwln has gone. to Baltimore aw a few days' visit. The marriage of Miss Mary Holmes to George B. Watts will take place on May S at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, instead of on May 10, aa originally Intended stahtait ram all art cehwes, Hug* Collection Is Betas Haste for Osnsgb Institute in Pittsburf, John 6. Beatty. director of the new Carnegie In stitute at Plttsburg, Is In the city, arranging for the manufacture of the plaster casts of architecture' and statuary for the art section of the Institute. which is to open on November 1. 1308. He closed the contracts by cable yesterday for easts amounting to SUM** This section of the Institute Is Intended to be the most exhaustive collection of statuary in America, designed to embrace models of every school of art from Athens to the present day. . These easts will come from every an centre tn Europe, Paris. Berlin and London supplying the greater number. Mr. Beatty says he has no doubt now that he can have his collection ready for in stallation by next year, but has doubt about Uia architects completing the giant structure given by Mr. Carnegie. "The Installation of such a collection wW retire several months," he said, "but we cat; have every- » thin? in shape If we can only get Into the buildin? in time. The casts come to us la pieces, some o* them containing as many as twelve hundred pert*. It takes time to put these together. I am going M Boston next week to complete the detail on I'm side." THE TTTLPRECET COHTRO7ERSY. Hearing Will Probably Begin In Philadel phia To-day. Philadelphia. April 14.— Charles C. Harrison, prov ost of the University of Pennsylvania, and chair man of the Hllprecht investigation committee, has sent out eleven notices appointing the data of tha final hearing of the Hilprecht controversy and re questing the recipients to be present at the time and place stated. Those who have been so notified include Professor Hermann V. Hllprecht, publicly charged with cer tain scientific Inaccuracies; Dr. John P. Peters, et New-York, who preferred the charges: Dr. Pr!ne». of Columbia University; Dr. Morris Jaatrow. Ja» of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Hennasa Ranke. of the Free Museum of Science and Art. and John Fisher, the architect of the Babylonian expeditions. The last four have, like Dr. Peters, made written depositions substantiating the latter a accusations. Others who received notices comprise the members of the investigation commit • Edgar F. Smith, vice-provost of trie university; J. Levering Jones. Samuel F. Houston, Joseph S. Har ris and Dr. Robert G. Le Cawsa TM last four are university trustees and members at the board or archaeological managers. _. . _. While no definite Information could be obtain*" concerning the date of the bearing, it is understood that it will be held to-morrow. F. A. CONSTABLE'S BODY ON WAY HERE. Naples. April 14-The body of F. A. Constable of New-York, who died on April 10 at Taormina. arrived here to-day from Taorml accompanied by Mr?. Constable and Miss Cor.iwbie. and *■* taken on board th* North German Lloyd steamer Prlizc3S Irene, which railed tor J>w-Ycrk. AMERICAN PICTURES AT THE SALON. Paris. April It— The National Fine Arts Salon was opened at the Grand Palace to-day. A marked advance Is r.iade In the American section. John Singer Sargent. Alfred Haver. Carl M«Jchef« *™ Euger.9 Ulimar; show portraits, and there are land scapes by Childe Hassam and Alexander Harrison. Other Americans exhibiting picture ara Charles Bluerjjer. of Washington, acd Julius Stewart ana Albert ITerter or Mew-fork, Among the t.e-".\n pictures are Lherinitto-s "Christ tn the Pea«n« a Hut" and portraits of well known Parisians by La (iandara and Stemberß Davi.l. Amen; the sculp tors represented are Rodin. Meunier. V uns. U- gotti and I.ovatelll. A. J. OHEXEL RECEIVED BY SULTAN- Constantinople, April U.-Sulian Abdul Haaaid to day received in audience Anthony I. Dre*#l. <»• Philadelphia, who was presented by Minister L*lsh man. :-^: . TRANSATLANTIC ' *■ Among the passengers who will sail to-day oa Ike New-York are: Mr». Mas »a>r. Paul M. Tetter. Mr*. W. Henry Harrison. Herbert V.arJ John Hurt Hatrley. Dr. RutU*rtora irrl * Those sailing on the Finland are: Mrs. W. B. Barter ;Mr and Mrs. J*scb KocS, Countees Jfargot B«roMln-(S. S. SwbWiw. gea ; Edward Thaw. Mr. and Mr*. Henry E. Co«. M. OvVte Ver*r«. The passenger list of the KCnlgla Luis?, wale* sails to-day. Includes: Mr. and Mrs. X*wt. U A*- Mt,. EUsabs* *gg*?C£ O«n*r%] and Mr*. Averjr C DU«v T , m *aa*rt Mr. an* tin. O. K. Hell. Mr. m**** R«ar A<jmir«l •»« SJsm(fß Her. E. Vai»»l>*» Arthur Bunt* Passengers sailing on the Caronla to-day are: Mr*, r A. Aster. » W. WHUams^ *»"« Mr. and Mr*.- CUr«nc« M. M^ot u*X »-». +> r> . I Jr. 'er.r.1 1 VTMt*.