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F"RI [<»N It was reported from Tokio that Japan" had mado ;i Mrong protest to France j,*aini,t the me of French ports by the Russian a*tg**2&dTnlral RoJeVtvensky's -warships are b— Ueeed \o ue Mill m Kamranh Bay. - = A Jap- KDeasli3«ta£hment drovo a Hu^slan force out of Tuns-Hua. fifty mV.es ru^x of Ping-King and iidtlSf from tho Y.ilu; advicea from Harbin j-.iy ibttt- Chin^s-1 bandits are making frequent at t^mm^ V> cut tli« railway. =s There were farther riots at St. Petersburg, when- moontea injlice^ afrev hard fljrhtinp. dipj>er>c-(i a I>and of <ror.worJiorj«. Th- report that ISaron ac Eos«-n' would- succoed Count Cassini as Axnbas sador'hne was denied at St. Petersburg. i>OMi:STIC— Six important errai." bills vierc advanofd or prtsf-^'3 1n th<» Ifgrislatur** at Albany. H:' ~ Governor Eitcgina Btgn«d th<? stork Trans* «"er Tiix. bill «nd issued a statement ''xplalnine his action. ■ A furious bitcfa occurred over ihe Water bill because of a Senate commJttei araendment removing the perUon al'.oTing the ■Mty to pro'lurf>. u--» or «"1! power. - A chance for tlte \\>>t±<* in tho condition of Senator O. H. I'l.itt wus ;t ported. ——=^ Victor Mora w*-tz, -teistlfytnp b«foro the Senate Committee on Ini^r.-taty Comn«Tce. denied that th^ Atchi ro»j. Top ka and Sa.n'.a Fe Bailroad Company h»'i givtn rebates to th»,- Colorado Fu<*i an.l iron Orttiiiiany. ' ■ Arguments on jhe w-Yofk Er»mhCllliW! tax cases in I* I1 '' '"r.itA<j States Su prenM Court v*re closed. ' Dr. r>. K. Pear i^m*.- h. <"liirag<i <-;»pitaM« i r. announced that he. "wTif ''lfglu thi j UiKtrfbution of »>_• -•■•►• among iise>|»onr*'}--t and mosf MX'rthy *>f the Southern rollers on Hay 1. CITy. — Stocks Tvere Ftrcnp. —— — General KtrfTiin of th*> EQuitkbip Life Assurance Society. iri se'^o!) at th>» Hot«-1 Savoy, antliortzed a SOin .uitfv; to wait on Jjimc? H. Hyde an«l request his nSricnatSon a.s Hoe-pfesideot In Die interest tf harTnony. :: a mob «>f wom*n raided a *io(s-Br. store. impeJlei by a rumor that the blue tra^ijvjr Ktan>p rioncem had fui!«d. '':." ' McC!rl!aii ajii <*otitroll»-r <Jr«M:t wort? prominent vttnesses before the legislat.iv<: gas investi^.Tt ißS^rfCoromlttee. = Andrew Carnegie an nouueej the raarriasje, wtilcta occorred :r.'»r»? than s. year ogr>. «* his fav.. : iie niece, Nancy, to .Tames Hever. once a coachman 'n h»r mother's fjimily. s= Ths Bey. Herbert Shlpman. chap -I lain "f th« l.'nitfi Military Academy, was PtiHyaJifl as th« soccc—or of the Rev. Dr. D Par. k^cw^SoTvan as rector of the Church of th*> If»s^'*-r:!y Jiegt. THE WEATHER.—lndJcatlbnß for to-day: Kair «nd srarmer. Tlr* teinperaturo y^storflay; ITlirb»-sT . .VJ <1«-pr«-»-5; lowest. 32. Tin: POLICE BILL. Although several Important changes lmve twit H in the poli.-e hill Mix-o it was iutro •luooii |a tho legislature. It still bears a strong rt^eruJblancft to The scheme of reform drawn op bjsitho Committee of Niue. This is a better fßteTfhan awaitt most measures proceeding from non-partisan sources. It also causes some ♦•':rprise. for whon iho commitieo's ''ill was r*rot>ente<l tho prediction -was pretty g«.-aeral!y made that if It was n^r quietly fshelv«d it «ouk£t>o so radically amendM -i* to l.c hard ly ro< - o;rrii7.aW«\ The Tribune expressed tlio •ijiiniPT) that it cwntainori soi^o excellent feat ure*, ujid that oven its loast commendable pro- Yjcioa* ght be put inlo operation without doing any merioam barm; but that ttb< far from •he prevalent opinion at the time. Since then further consideration has lod many who st fixvt regarded the bill as defective at nearly ♦•very "point to revise ill";- estimate, and there • now ■ fair prospect of its passage In a form not unacceptable IO the committee. The etorndnient Hinuuating the proposed 'TJce ..bureau" has encountered very little op 7>osltftru. Its authors originally set a lii^h value on that acheaae, believing that it would effect ually, disorganize tbo existing machinery of "-orruptir.n. They had not, however, given due eonstdcrstlon to the strong probability that ih« new bureau would nd itself M readily as the old to th" purposes of men anxious to pay for t\j*> privilege fit violating the laws. Even a ♦*-tnT ( orary obstruction of the channels of "graft" might I*- an advantage, and for that reason we should not have particularly object -A to seeing the experiment made, but inas much as no permanent benefit was reasonably To be expected, and there would have beta Kon»e risk of making matters worse in the end, ft is undoubtedly wise to drop this singular provision of the bill. One of the committee's proposals, which at the outset obtained more commendation than a!tno?-t any other, was that the Commissioner should be authorized to reduce the rank of iaptains and Inspectors for disciplinary reasons. Ihat,;too. has been rejected by the Assembly committee oa grounds which have not been made .entirely clear. The argument In favor af it ••!« that while it might lie dangerous or unjust to invest the Commissioner with power to 4iem!si= a subordinate absolutely at. discre tion, be could wifely be trusted with authority to Inflict a severer punishment than tie proa ftrt 'tern penult*, and that the effect on the forrcLwouM be exceedingly b«sssa\eamL Pre 9OTSMy ti:» riew i* taken at Albany, whether ••■ tint iho nuthors of tli* measure aeauleare hat a s«j<»4 «-a)»t«iii or iajajpeeter ought nut to »• in danger r,t toeing hie command I,p.mu*. -rf'the hostility of a bad or prejudiced Com iul-*lonor. Perhaps Ix-for* the di«on*«ion |g i-VrdojJ' we Khali bo more fully Informed a* to ih« ao»wjns for dropping * provision which \v»s .originally npxrded »« «itpe,lally i,,r. r i ♦♦^rioi**. -PillitKlAU »iill .-.MiM;!,. miu-U tkat ii amienni advisable to preserr* and enact Experience Las clearly shown that the force needs an ex ecutive head who is not hampered by the ad ministrative work of the department. The proper conduct of police trials demands the services of a deputy exprenslv charged with that duty and required to hold court In th.» various borough*. The Detective liureau as it now exists is * scandal, and except by those who are personally interested in its preserva tion we have not heard a voice raised In its behalf. The bill has secured unexpected pup port in the legislature, and wo boa* it will be passed without further change* of an important character. THE TAX PROBLEM. Now that the Mortgage Tax bill Jjns been recalled from the Governor and sent to him anew, so as to secure ten days for further consideration and the curing of defects it will be well for the legislature to see if it cannot pet the necessary venue for State purposes by measures less calculated to interfere with business. The advocates of mortgage taxation do not count on securing more than $750,000 to the State treasury next year from that source, and there is no trustworthy estimate of the cost of the machinery for executing its elab orate provisions. When the need of the State is for several millions. Is the game of $750,000 worth the candle? Have tho lawmakers not at hand projects of indirect taxation which will produce more revenue with less disturbance to business and invite capital into the State in stead of driving it out? The Mortgage Tax bill as drawn offers little encouragement to the holders of existing mort gages other than the minority mostly es fates— who are now taxed at local rates, to come in and pay the indirect tax. Ihe ma jority who in one way or auother now escape taxation will prefer to continue to run their chance of local assessment. A recording tax, however, to be injpose«l once for all, in lieu of other i;iiann:. would bring in for record mill ions on millions of existing mortgages and would make rea! estate loans so attractive to Investor* jis to stimulate business, relieve bor rowers, especially in the country, and bring an increasing revenue to the State. For immediate purposes the recording tax would brine much BOPS revenue than the annual tax. The amount per mortgage would ha the same, and the iu »entive to tate advantage of the new law would be much preater. If such a tnx were supplemented by an op tional securities tax on bond* and mortgages upon property outside the State, we are con vinced that the revenue would vastly exceed anything to be hoped for by the pending bill and would offer an attraction to capital to domicile itself In this State which would more than offset the possible repelling influence of the stock sales tax. Bonds arc taxable as per sonal property. A glance at the market, quota tions shows that they arc not taxed. Plenty of Bonds sell on a : " 4 per cent basis, which would be Impossible if any considerable proportion of them were taxed by local assessors at I*2 to 2 per cent If the owner of these securities. could, by paying one-half of 1 per cent, be free from further tax and, what is worse for his com fort and for public morals, uncertainty and jire<Mire to hide his property, the treasury would l»e literally overwhelmed with enthusi ast!.' taxpayers. Security holding in New- York would be popular enough to bring here wealth from other States. Corporations, to mar ket their bends, would advertise them as hav ing paid the New York tax. We should do away with the bulk of the Inequitable, perjury producing personal assessment, and In lieu thereof secure larger revenues both for the State and its local divisions. A tax which promotes business, is letter than one which discourages it. and while the legislature is seek ing improvements on its pending scheme we commend this plan to its* consideration.' it could well afford to adopt it and leave the wis dom of the Governor to choose between the two devices. .-»- ' Whatever it may do. it should not forget to correct the anti-usury provision of the pending measure. That Is intended to prevent the mort gagee trr>za exacting the payment of the tax by the borrower. The legislature might as well try to make the sun stand still. Economic law will adjust the tax It will inevitably be shift ed, indirectly if not directly, to the borrower. An agreement may not be made that be pay the tax, but the lender will simply fix his rate with the tax in mind. So the law will do no good. On the other hand, it will do harm by frightening timid lenders. Men will be afraid that :i Jm of the interest rate in making a new mortgage may bo construed by some court ; s an Indirect exaction of the tax from the bor row, ami a forfeiture of the whole debt. That will discourage lending, depress the real estate business and bonding, interfere with home making and cut off the. State revenues, and all to no purpose so fur as the borrower Is con cerned. ROfEBTTEXBKrS toll, EM HA . One of the late?t items of news from the. Far liast must be accounted the wildest re port that even this extraordinary war has pro duced. It Is that Admiral Etojeslvensky means to remain with his ships in Kamranh Bay for two or thro.-- week*, meantime sending out his cruisers to prey upon Japanese commerce and to hriras-s all neutral commerce intended for Japan. That Franco will giro the use of her territorial waters for such purposes is simply unbelievable. In the Incredible contingency of her doing so it 'is not supposablo that Japan would recognise or respect the neutrality of the a tars thus occupied by i belligerent for belligerent purposes. She would send her ships in thither, and tight the Russians In French waters, as she would have a. right to do. It may be conceivable that pome Russian officer, of tho kind that mistakes trawlers for torpedo boats, has been encouraged by the hospitality granted at Madagascar to imagine that a like hospitality may be enjoyed in Cochin China. Tf so. the French government, one of the most scrupulous In natters of interim tional justice, will doubtless soon undeceive him. It may well be that the wish is father to the thought. For, If he. cannot tarry a while in a French asylum, what is Rojestvonsky to do? He probably expected Togo to meet him In the Indian Ocean or at Singapore, or certainly in the South China Sea, and give general battle. In such an engagement bis superiority in heavy ships would have given him a chance of vic tory, while at worst his defeat would have been an honorable one. But Togo has not done so. but is instead, apparently, playing a Fabian game. The reason of this is obvious. Defeat, or even a serious crippling, of the Japanese fleet would be an overwhelming and perhaps fata! disaster to Japan, and. while there might not be great danger of it In a general bat tle, It does not seem prudent to run even the slightest risk. So Togo seems Inclined to keep at a safe distance and wear his enemy out until such time as it will be perfectly sale to close in and giro the final blow. For. as we have said, time is tremendously against the Russians and on the side, of the Japanese, for the latter ran get all the supplies they want for mouth* and years to come, while the for mer muef achieve Victory before their present supplies are exhausted or he hopelessly lost. Now. till* is Rojeatvensky's plight. Ho has gone many thousands of miles to tight a foe who eludes him. lie in getting short of coal. an<l he has no base of supplies nearer ihan Vladivostok. i«<» tbousswii five hundred mile* away. He ssuai either Interne himself in a neutral port or push on to Vladivostok. To do the latter IV; inijKt traverse two thousand rive hundred roCsaof narrow seas, In some unknown part* of whwvi the Japanese •lijp( are lurk NtiW-lOliK DAIbV TKIBUiNt; XHUBSDAY. APKJUU 20. 19U6. ing, to strike at him unawares at any oppor tunity. He must traverse strange straits, un lighted at night and strewn with floating and submerged mines. If lie keeps on the direct course, he must pass through the Strait of For mosa, and then through the narrow Corea Strait, almost within rifle shut of the Japanese coast. If be breaks out into the Pacific through one of the channels between Luzon and For mosa, he will have to get back again into the Sea of Japan to reach Vladivostok, and to do ■0 must pass through either the narrow Tku garu Strait, between the two chief islands of Japan, or through the little wider La Perouse Strait, between Japan and Saghalien. both of which straits will doubtless be swarming with torpedo boats and with mines. It is really, a desperate dilemma which confronts him. com pared with which all the labors and perils be tween Cronstadt and Singapore were the merest trifles. if only the Japanese would come out into the open and fight: Hut that, apparently, is just what they will not do: and so long as they do not Rojestvensky's plight is MM of the most perilous and most trying that any naval commander ever suffered. ISSAXE PEBSOy'S i.B WITNESSES. The murder trial in Newark. N. .1.. which end ed last Tuesday night in a verdict of acquittal attracted unusual attention among lawyers and alienists. It. was probably the only case on record where the prosecution relied practically altogether on the testimony of insane persons to substantiate an indictment on a capital charge. The defendants, fire in number, were attend ants in the Essex County Insane Asylum, and it was charged that they had done to death Patrick Corrigan, one of the inmates, a vio lent fellow. Without warning he attacked one of the attendants, stabbing him with a fork, and when another attendant came to the res cue Corrigan bit off one of his ears. Other help was summoned, and after a terrific struggle CorrSgan was put in a straitjneket He died a few hours later. Three insane patients testi fied that after Corrigan had been rendered help less he was beaten literally into a pulp by a baseball bat in the hands of the attendants. Though these witnesses were admittedly not fit to be at large, they made surprisingly good witnesses, and all the lawyers" tests failed to shake or confuse them. The result shows, how ever, that the jury placed little faith in their Btories, for the verdict of acquittal was readied with remarkable promptitude, in view of the numerous points Involved. There has been in some quarters criticism of Chief Justice Gummere for permitting the pa tients to testify In spite of the protests from counsel for the defendants. It is difficulty how ever, to see how he COUld well have done other wise. Here was a public institution where one of the inmates was beaten to death. The grand jury had what it considered prima facie evi dence sufficient to put five of the attendants on trial for their lives. The interests of jus tice demanded a thorough and exhaustive in vestigation, and without the. testimony of the patients that would have been Impossible. It was for the petit jury to say how much weight should be given to this testimony, and also to that of the defendants and the medical experts on both sides. The opinion of the jury was made emphatic by the unanimous agreement, in less than two hours, to declare the defendants not guilty. RADIVM AXD CASCEB. The seemingly good effect of treating cancer with radium at'tln- Flower Hospital, in this city. reported yesterday, is interesting chiefly on ac count of the method adopted for using the remedy. A fluid solution (probably of the bro niid- of radiumi was applied to thin sheets of celluloid, and the latter were then placed in con tad with the diseased area. Hitherto the fa vorite, if not the *ole. mode <>f procedure has been to Inclose the dry >alt in a tiny j:la*s tube. The belief was once • apresaed by Mr. Soddy, an Englishman who has been active in the in vestigation of ihe nature of radium, that the gaseous emanation from that element might h< employed as :i germicide in righting tuberculosis. tii<- product being, inhaled by the patient So far us we are aware, the hint has not been fol lowed up; and it is doubtful whether immersion in a gas would prove a convenient or effective plan in dealing with cancer. Again, whatever be the merit of fluorescence which is excited i>y radium, it is lo Ih> observed that the remedial influence iii thai case is exerted by a form of light, and that the radium acts Indirectly, n<-t directly. It remains to be «een whether th» new manner t utilizing tlie substance the discovery of which by the Curies created such a sensation is really superior t.. the old one; but the mere enlargement of the number of ways of doing so is noteworthy. In addition to the heal emitted by and the evolved from radium, timr element throws off three distinct kinds of particles, designated, re spectively, by the tirs; three letters of the Greek alphabet The "gamma" rays appear to be iden tica' in character with those tir>» observed by Rontgen as a product of the. vacuum tube. These have the power of acting chemically on a photo graphic plate and of developing a faint lumi nosity apouu. screen which has been coated with suitable compounds. Visual examination of tin interior of the body by a surgeon and the mak ing of a permanent picture of the situation there in are two of the practical services rendered by the X rays. Before they were used remedial !y they had proved exceedingly helpful in diag nosis. When Professor Barker, who tills the chair of phyftcti in the University of Pennsylvania, learned thnt radium possessed the same proper ties as, but was more powerful than, the X ray tui»» be pointed out that the new element would prove a valuable substitute therefor His fore cast has been verified on a more extensive scale than ho then Imagined. At least four or live years :ig«.» success began to attend experiments with Kontgen rays in fighting cancer, whereas the earlier attempts had nsually ended in fail ure. In Boston. Atlanta and other American cities encouraging reaults wore reported In IWI. It was natural, therefore, to employ radium for the same purpose when that substance became procurable rommerciaUy, as it was about two years ago. Being more potent and more com pact than the vacuum tube, a wider field of Use fulness seemed to be open to it. ESven If no benefit was derived from other products than the "gamma" rays, its larger capacity for gen erating these was an obvious recommendation. There was also ■ probability that It could be ap plied internally as well as externally, direct contact between the diseased tissue and the source of the radiation having been deemed es sential Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor Of the telephone, was one of tlie tfrst persons to recognize the )ntt*r advantage and to direct the attention of the medical profession to it. As yet it is wise to cherish only modest ex pectetkmi In regard to the future of both th vacuum tube and radium. Tiny do not now give any assurance of suitability to a large pro portion of rases. A limited number Of malignant growths, eligibly situated for treatment and taken in hand at an early stage of their bifl lory, have been relieved by these means. r,, r many roore surgery is the only resource, it will be practicable t^n years hence to estimate the value of these agencies more accurately than it ts now. especially if new methods of applying them nre derltied from time to time. Bak»r" »ho «re tnikfng of detytns ike Su preme <'..ijri ten hour d'-i"i»;»»ii will probably think better of It. Meanwhile they will do well lo remember (hat then? is no law, stati or national, compelling •111 1 fit to work t*>n h«mrp a '!■«>. fli«M «-.iii ntuft hßk'efieii »t Iti-ir own" and fix their hours to auit tbemselves and their customers. From all accounts of a recent meeting between the Yale and University of Pennsylvania teams, water polo has many of the Invigorating and «x hilaratln* characteristics of football. Senator Orady has been boasting of his ability at Albany to secure the passage in the upper branch of the legislature of a bill to enlarge the power of franchise holders. For many a session Mr. Grady has enjoyed considerable swing in the Senate, but he has not been in the possession of authority enough to curry out his plans. The minority ought not to dictate to the ma jority its attitude on such matters. The lack of activity In legislation for the city's good on the part of the aldermen Is at last explained. The city fathers have been de voting: their time diligently to raising the sal aries of Tammany employes. Juan Valera. the Spanish dipion.atist, states man and writer, who died in Madrid yesterday, g"t some of his early training at Washington, and always retained a lively interest in American life and politics. His masterpiece as a novelist, •'Pepita, Jimenez," has been rfad wherever the ?pani«h tongue is spoken. Congressman Bede. of Minnesota, ia just hack from a trip to Porto Rico and Havana, having returned from Cuba before his fellow members of Congress who went on the trip with him. He says that the streets of the < hl*f dty of the West Indies are cleaner than those of New- York. J« that now surprising? We have had here one of the severest winters known for a long time, the head of the Street Cleaning De partment has been extremely busy, and a great deal of money has been spent. The people have been very patient, but now that spring has fairly set in they will expect a prompt and marked improvement in the state of the road wa ya. Th- management of the Hippodrome ar<=> to be congratulated on having found a new and direct road to popular favor. They have announced a war on ticket speculators. Even with the lax on stock sales. Wall Street would not be badly off as compared with the Pourse of Paris, for instanre, which exists and operates only under direct government control. Also, there ;.r^ fewer than a hundred brokers- seventy, we believe, Is the exact number— on the Paris Bourse, .while in New-York there are about I.l<W. Such a large body of men operat ing on a vast scale may well congratulate itself that it has heretofore escaped the attention of budget makers at Albany. THE TALK OF THE DAY. As an Indication of the rapid settling ■>? the Canadian Northwest. William Whyte. second vice president of th«» Canadian Pacific Railroad, who has Just returned from Winnipeg to Montreal, says bis road Is preparing to double track the line be tween Fort William and Winnipeg. a distance of 470 miles. Mr. Whyte la also enthusiastic as to the number and quality of the immigrants who are seeking homes in the Canadian West, and is par ticularly pleased with the American farmers who have crossed the border. These, he says, make Ideal settlers. They have money and know how to farm scientifically. The heaviest Immigration from the Unted States is from Washington. Montana and Oregon, the number of Intending settlers from Montana alone during March being 26S men and i*> women and children, whose effects and cash in hand wefo estimated to amount to J431.260. PICS vs. Pic* Mrs. Edna Pia*. of Wichita, want* a divorce .from Cart I*. Pigsr. Her complaint la that he wants to be the whole hog.— (Topeka Capital. There Is Scripture authority for th* statement that a man cannot by taking thought add a cubit to his stature, but by taking thoughtful exercise a youth under the regulation stature for entering the navy has" added two inches to his height, and -will now receive the appointment. This recalls the cele brated maxim of Sam Patch: "Some thing* can be done as well as others." MINTS FOR NOVELISTS. • A doctor criticises the mistakes mad.- by novel ists in technical matters.* Romancers, who would fain disarm The clitics' captious scorning. ' offer you I'twill do no harm* Some words of timely warning: .So hearken: that ii«. If you wish To foil the pedant's peevish "Plan!" Don't make the sun set In the east. (Although Sir Walter did it). it doesn't matter In the least. But scientists forbid it. No; technically, you had be"? Describe its setting in the west. Don't follow Dickens, if you'd write Acceptably of cricket There is a difference, though slight, "Twixi bat anil ball and wicket. First crow familiar with the tools Beloved of Kipling's flannelled fools. And If your hero, through a chilL • Poor chap!> contracts bronchitis, Or better still, is tak«>n ill With— well, appendicitis, Consult, consult— or else desist — The treatise of some specialist. — (London New*. "The London Lancet" says that It was the first to point out eight years ago thai there was sold in sea •rater, which might b* recovered by elec trolytic processes. The discovery was made by observing that th depict on tho copper plating of Jetty piers in sc-a harbors was comparatively rich In the precious metal. Borne attempt! have been made to turn the discovery to practical account. but. none of them have come to any useful result. "The Lancet" does not l»arn with ardor or hope ful expectancy that a n*w company to exploit its theory hits b»»en formed, and is about to start the necessary machinery and plant somewhere on the south coast of England. It thinks thai a more practical experiment might be made with seagoing steamers, which In the agsre^nte. ought to ii» able to pick up *. large amount of the precious metal without perceptibly Increasing their running ex penses. Interest in the subject at large might be a little mere active hi re If we had not the memory of a tea water sold company of our own. which came and went <i few years i"n, leaving Its In vestors lo make, if they liked. '\g'.i water in the aes. like one of trie personage* oi Hood* ballad. i.oVK CHANOEB THINGS. lie used to think her "long and lean," But, though Rhe ha« not changed at all. Since they're engaged he hath not seen A creature "so divinely tall." (Philadelphia Press. Spinsters and others addicted to floriculture and the tending of hour* plants should be instructed thnt many flowers of Innocent reputation heretofore are now being scientifically arraigned as bearers of various kinds of infection. The China primrose is a great sinner In this way. md the "Bordeaux Medical Journal" presents ■ considerable number of cases of dermatitis caused by it. The chrysanthemum also comes in for a share of th« arraignment. a* also do several varieties of rhus. which are extensively used in this country an house plants, on account of their fine f jliage. Some peo ple, the article says, cannot even touch them with out being attacked by eruptions. As th^ domestic! parrot commonly decorate* tho domestic conser vatory, flooding it with unrestrained and generally Ii relevant conversation. it may be added thfct this bird is .'I times a disseminator of infectious dis ease also. The skin of those who handle and care's It. breaks out Into eruptions. the malady being diagnosed as psltlacosis, which sornetlmea take* on malignant symptoms, and the patient dies Lover* of flowers and parrota will do well to take heed of the«e scientific declarations concerning th» danger which lurks In them, though it ought to nave been found but long ago If it ba.l been aa «*ri oiih aa'it i" now ufflrireii i •> he. Proud Moment. -MlUc— Oi hear y» r. wor" mined folve dollar* fei itsaaultln' McDooley, I'ai-Ol wot; an' It sror' v proud momatt whin CM liur-rd in' siutlnce, b coi ■ ) ' Mlk<«— pfwat'* lit" rayaon ... thoi? I'm — Faith an it ihow'd which »v us h...l th but »v th' ,-OllMxt (f*li|i-MH.. N>v»». About Veople and octal Incident* NEW- YORK SOCIETY. Many Easter house partis ***J^'™±£. consequence thereof the exodus of o ******™™ try .eats and suburban r~or«P. -uch « Tuxedo stead. Lakewood. Ardsley. Morrlstown and Tv th" afternoon will be m a » scato. Dr a^ Mrs. Seward Webl>. who. wlt^, w 7'" * rar _, Webb, started last nltht for She hu ™« /""'• their place In Vermont, will enterta In aMr week «nd party th.re. Jam« H«ry Smith !n Sortn tain a number - «^VjV \Sivtottl have a Carolina Mr. ;«n0 Mrs <.*or K * V»bbb |, n ._,... country place on Kong Island. Mr. and Mr,. Henry Le*. Mr,. Robert Hall MOrrrirß s,av,n« «£»Jh~ Mr. and Mrs. McCormlck •« *o in M " r ■''"*" " the »>nd of th© month. Toun, Uorlllard Spencer, whose 2JI!rU Miss Mary Sands, daughter of Mr an< » Mrs. Fred ertck T. SancU, •« announced jjJ^Jj^^lJ: Tribune IS a Kreat-grandson of old **<**" h n.r- M,. on. of oW Kaw-Torrs most famoos mer chant,, and he I. a nephew of I— a l>.nor» Csnel Princes* of Vlcovaro and on« of th< two American iS-m-waltins of Queen Margherlta of «ST"?. ha, inherited a fortune from mother. Mrs. Lorlllard Spencer, .r.. who d»ed the other day in Europe, and who wa.s a M>~ Sarah Griswold. granddaughter of Ooveraoi Matthew Grlswold. and of Ursula Wotcott. Mrs. Alfred O. Vanderbllt took a party »*£*«*£ on the Pioneer yesterday, on its run from th, Hol land Hou« to Ard«K-y. where .b. entertained them at luncheon at the Ard-K- Castoa ll=r guests In cluded Mis. Gladys Vanderbllt. Mis., CyntWa^O^ Sir- French. William P. Burden Worth Jon Whitehouse. Hnultoh Johnson at " l the Mes. r- • Clark and S»a»ll. Alfred O. Vanuerbilt drove. The LadlW Kour-ln-Han.! DrtrtaS Chth will hold its annual rara^ 1 - on May '• Ttoward McKesson Kirkland. who marries Miss Elizabeth Blakie Swift next Tuesday, gave his fare well bachelor dinner last night at Delmonl-os. His gue*ts include.! his brother?. Arthur Kir.;lr.ncl. who will he his best man. and Hush N. Kirkland; Alfred F. Wade. kartell Piwrttea. Norman DM man, George A. Phelps and Guy Van Amrinse. Miss FJeanor Alwood Scott, who i" to be marned to William Henry Tew on May X, ir. Trinity Chapel, win have Mrs. Frank Dresser as her matron of honor, and Miss Margaret S. Scott as her maid of honor. The bridesmaids will includ- Miss Louise Wlcliea, Miss Betty Collamore. Miss Julia Dawson. Miss Dorothy W. and MUas Elizabeth M. Hurry, and Miss Marian) K. Grose. James Dms more Tew will act M best man. and the ushers se lected are Raloh Whiting. Alfred J. Brandt. Clifford Buckingham, Charles B. Carpenter. Frank v War ren, jr.. T. Sutherland Scott and John Douglas KU- Patrick. Mr. an..l Mrs. K. H. Wsatbisrbee, in COUNT CASSINI TO REMAIN HERE. Rumor of Ambassador's Transfer Denied in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg. April I?.— The report that Baron de Rosen, formerly the Russian Minister at Tokio, will succeed Count Cassinl. the Rum Ambas sador to the United States, la not confirmed at the Foreign Office here. On the contrary, it la said that Count Cassir.fs services at "Washington are highly valued, and that no .iiar.tj.- is at present contemplated. It is considered most unlikely that the government would agree to Count Casstoi'S transfer until the conclusion of peace, as important negotiation? might be conducted through Washing ton, in which the count could render great as sistance. Count Gaaatai'4 position, at Washington Is In no wise involved in th»» question of ilia ulti mate transfer, the United States having at one. tlm« taken pains officially to notify, u> the Russian «ov ernment that the stories of friction betw<^ l the Ambassador and Secretary Hay were r.Qt ocJy. .w-, true, but that Count cc a s-tn! was entirely acct-ptaoip to the United States. . . . . FUND TO MAINTAIN ART HOME. American School in Rome Will Soon Have $1,000,000 Endowment. H. Siddoiia Mawbray, a trustee of tlu- American Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, told a Tribune reporter yesterday that th« « -■ ■■ needed to com plete the $i.oo»>,i»«> fund for the maintenance of the permanent home of the academy would donbtteaji be subscribed before the middle of July. The, money would be raised In Chicago. St. Paul. St. Louis ar.d on the Pbclfta Coast. He explained that it was through an expenditure of $lt5,»XK> by Henry Walters that the academy was enabled to secure a permanent home in the Villa Miraflori. cno of the beautiful residences of the Via Xomentana, near the Porta Pia. which, with its spacious build ings ami grounds, was well adapted to receive an artistic fraternity, it offered the seclusion essen tial to profitable study, while situated in the cen tre of a city filled with classic traditions and associations and containing masterpieces of all the arts. Mr. Mowbray said that ■ fund of }i.'»v-"« was also b*'in« raised for the library of the academy and contribution? therefor were beina received from different .ities. The $I.CC«>.OOi» endowment fund ■would yield an Income of ab<iut $4».o<>. a year, which would be used for paying •'» <-orps of in structors and for the general maintenance of th« academy. There would v-v -' about a dozen students at a time in the courses in architecture, painting, sculpture and music. J. P. MORGAN AT THE QUIRINAL. Roma, April 10.— King Victor Emmanuel to-dar received la prtvato audience J. Pierpont Morgan. who thanked his majesty warmly for the Grand Cordon of Saints Maurice and Laxarus. which he wore. His majesty expressed gratification at the. return of the Aaeoll cop*. Th« Kins: also received to-day Senator Aldncn, of Rhode Island. . . ART OBJECTS BRING $1,925. There was a good attendance •■' art connoisseur! and others at tM Fifth Avenue Art Galleries yesterday afternoon, where the Ural day's milu of a private collection of ancient a.ml jnodern *>m broideries. textiles, laces and rar« rm;s began. The sale* realized $3,925. of Which $1:5 was paid for a Hoya! Bokhara rug with » red ground. It meas ured stxii.fi feet. A similar but smaller ru? bn»uj;lu !?U*V A "ilk embroidered bed coverlet of th»> Louis XVI period, S*.»x* feet, brought $i'«». MRS. CHARLES P. TAFTS GIFT. Cincinnati. April I>.-Mn>. Charles P. Taft ha* purchased and presented to the Union iw>tht-l of this city Dm five story brick building formerly ««o cv.pied by the BjartholooßOfw School for Young La dies. The work of the bethel will bo centred in the new building within a few months. Railroad ter minal extensions had encroached on th« neighbor hood of the old bethel to such an extent thai a change became necessary. Mr?!. Taft's father, th* late David Blnton. was a liberal supi>orter of the bethel. TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS. Among the paaaengefS who will sail to-day on tho Moltke are: Mrs I* Ackermann. I Mr. a " 11 Mrs. "<" KShlcr. Mr and Mrs. D#rnh«rJ!Mr». E. l>. K^nn. . nernhelm. IMr and Mrs. Jullua A. May. Ml'"" S. >«. Roardm»n. Mr. anj Mm. \V. \V. i>^k Kens««tt Brown. | hum. Mrs. C, M. «'h»i>vell. I*rof<««,or and Mm. Bert Mm John <Mapi>. , Kt=e»«. M'»» Kl»lo Kramm. IWa-thtncton T. Shor*«. Kr»nri<i l>re»*l. I Mr. and Mr* Emit Tj»»h» Mr:« J. W. <;<wlJaril. Jo»«ph Mm Ila Ward X Burton Holme*. Mrs. William W. Whitlns. Mrs. Joan I* Hewlett. l>r. an.] Mr- T. C Wlth»r^ l>r 11. K. Hill. -xi-oon. I oitaiifl to-day on I«>. Bavwl*> are: John WaAaaaker I Mr« lam-'* It, I'urttn arara— at «.nil Mrs. (liarlejii Mr. «n.l Mr». i>,,i . V\" Van Hergen. I Knoi. Count' Pula of »>>• French PrnfM»or mil Mr* >M>f»rt Kniba»^y at \VK«hiniton. | Kerrtek. Mr. in.l 'Mm ma* \V. tMr. an.l Mr. P. I <Iran.l I'alm^r. I * > ■'••■> in* The cabin \\*i of the Majestic, which sVil-t >•><- terdny, Included: \i Mr. ami Mi-« John k<u»i > i Mt«« llanard tVrli i'«ni»ri>n. H'jrll lle»k«th-\VlU!ania Ml. »n>t Ml William <:oi-il)r. m,. Mr*. 11. II J«.-.»« Her. IW«ll«i-i> M, <-iii.-he.nv Jlow«r<t K»tat>ro.-»k. I Major Arthur »i. !'<a,ML IToffs*>r .»• t'aaaai »:»ait Mi-.. OtttU* I.mv. »\ll!i:mi OtllvtU. J-',.rt-«> RoberUM. ef the death of Mrs. Weatherbee'a brother. Fred erick AT Constable. hay»» recaJled th» Invltatloui* for th» .lance which they were ti> give n»xt 'w*ek at their hou<ie in M:uli.<w>n • Mrs*. Jasaaaj W. Gerard is booked 1 to «afl for Europe on Wednesday next. Mr« Jam'-* Pinch**, who i- In town, at' No. 33 r>th-av<\, goes abroad the day aft»r to-morrow. Mr. and Mr. Robert Maclay Bull hay«« tsvoart Invitation* for a dinner on Monday evening r.n at their house in East 40th-Bt. I Mr. and Mm. Douglas I* Elllman hay» taken po—wriow of their new house. No. 1-57 East 71st-st. Mr?. Elltman wax Mis* Trowbridge. Mr. ar.d Mrs. Hamilton* n»h Webster fcaajßj lafi town for Newport, where they have opened; tnelr cottage for the ■i son. ,-> Major and Mrs. T. K. Gibbs .in* Mrs. Jote S. Tooker are also at Newport. whi!«i Mr. ar.d Mr«. Sydney Webster ar»- exoected th«>r»» n»xt week. PERSONAL NOTES FROM WASHINGTON. [FROM THE TRIBUNE BCREACI Washington. April 19.— The British Ambassador will establish hi* embassy in Its summer h»a<l'jTar ters at Lerox next month. Th* German Ambassa dor and Baron*"** yon Sternburif will spend Oc**v her at I^enox. join* there an soon as they raturn. from their summer trip abroad. Mrs. Fairbanks signalized th* clos* of Tser ad ministration a* president ~«-n.«»ral of tha Daughters of the American Revolution by giving a reception at S o'clock to-night to the officers a.iri delegates of th* organization, the majority of whom war present. Mrs. Colin Campbell did not sail with l»rd »ta<i Lady Suffolk, but with Major CampbeU left Ens land for thi3 country to-day. Mrs. Letter expect- Lord Suffolk and her daughter— the former Mis.* Daisy Leitor— as noon aa they can get here after the steamer reaches New -York to-morrow. They will be joined by Major and 31 - Campbell next week. Colonel and Miss CoUon, have returned from % visit to New-Orleans. Senator ar.d Mrs. Spooner. accompanied by ***'* son. Philip. Isfl Washington thia evening for New- York. They will sail for Kurop* on the Oedrtc on Saturday morning and will make at brief stsy abroaJ. returning t.» this country not later than June 1. Senator and Ml Uni^e will sail from Boston Saturday morning for th« Mediterranean and wi'; remain abroad a. considerable portion of th« stiEi- Mr and Mis. Bradley Martin. Jr.. who -tvafl fa America a few days ago. are in Washington, ha-r ing come to attend the funeral of Mr. Martini au"t Mr- Rochester, which took place yesterday. Alexander a*>. president of the Katteaa! *caJ*my of Science, save a dinner to-night tn honor of the members of the organization, now .a session h**re. COLLECTION OF OLD LETTERS. John Boyd Thacher Exhibits French Docu ments in Lenox library. John Eovd Thacher. former Mayor o? Albany, who refused the nominrUifi for Oovemor of Ra»; York in 189* save a Kcture on the FrencH Revct: tlon last nisht. la th., L*nox Library. For t..« last thirty years Mr. Thacher has been maklns a collection of letter-* of interest to araaenta of French history of that period, and his !eetnr« Ia * t night was illumined by a part of this collecttoa, which la on exhibition at the Lenox Library. Amonk the five hundred letters and docut2e=» se'e-i tore. -written by participants In '■•'» ReTolo* tion. on.- of the most interesting is a letter ITTtttßl» by Danton to Marie Antoinette :tt the> Conciergwla. It came i;Uo Jlr. Thavher's hands from an lmparW crlshed ilucal house in Franc*, the first duke havls^ received it irom Louis XVI I I. in !>l6. Louis's po!ie» •ire 'supposed tc have ..btaineel possession of it from Courtols t member of the Convention, who •*.*? *•?-. pointed to inv»nli>ry and seat the effects or Max* milieu RobrepU-rr.-. and who took it as a f£g«ntr<j Slsned letters from I.ouis KM, Mane ■Antornett-. Rousso-n: Quesnay md Diderot are included ia O» collection' .iUo a veritable specimen of the Cocarti* National*, in use in the Revolution, and two of tt» pikes on which the heads o? guillotined Frenchman were impaled. PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY MEETS. President Shonts Talks About Panama C&nal Construction. Theodore 11.I 1 . Shontsr, president of ha Panama. Canal Commission, was one of the guests at rh»» annual mectlns et the Pennsylvania Society ami night at th- Hotel Savoy. Mr. Shonts was bora In Pennsylvania. In an address to th* society, h* said, in part: I !>»>lifv«' that the ta-*k which the L'nltefl, State* has und-rt.iken in cnnstructir.g the Panama. Car.al is the greatest individual task in the way of con struction In the history of the United States, tf not in th*> world. If we can faithfully and intelli gently spend the money contributed for thts pur pose I beli«*ve that th*» people of this tountry won't mind just what the cost of it may '•■*• or what time n»J be required in its construction. It Will tak>- M>me time to decide what typa of. a canal will b<- constructed. Congressmen Oouldet* ar.d I>resser also spoke. At th»» business meeting the following effict>r» ■were elected: tYesidfnt. J. Ilampden Robb; vice presidents. Jurne* M. Beck. Thomas K. Kir!>>. Williiim \ndrews Clark and Davi.l McNeely Stauffer; chaplain, the Rev. L>r. &imuel r>. McCan nell: secretary. Parr Kerree; treasurer, Richard Davies' directors, for threa years Allan C B!ak? well. if. P. D^vison and John Markls; for two yearn, Joel B. Krhardt. GOLF CHAMPION ENGAGED. Miss Mabel Higrgins. of Chicago, to Marry Son of Senator Fowler. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRI3t~S E.^ L>'s Angeles, .vpril 19.— Announcement ••-•• mau* to-.iay of the engagement of Miss Mabel Ttlssins. of the MtdTothian Country Club. Chicago. an»l Southern California golf champion. t<> Charles V. Fowler, jr.. son <>f United States, Senator Fowler, of New-Jersey. The dat? for th« wedding tisbe»u set for th.^ coining autumn. Th,> romance of tt» young people b-.*<?; D at MJtrt."he:-ter. Vt.. on * £&> ] onrse t«^> yenr* ;«s»- Miss Hisgins's» father la a prom • retir. i Board it Trade man. W. W. ASTOR GIVES SITE TO CHURCH. St. Simeon's Churchy in The Bronx, has received a «it- for a nrtw church trom William Waldorf Astor and A. New bold Morris. The rector of &■ Simeon's is the Rev. ftalph J. Walker. Tha plot of ground is a triangular piece formed by Eust l*lth *t 16Cth-st and near the (JranJ Con .•ours*-. Work will probably b»« bfgun ou ths new structure early ii the summer. MR. HAY REPORTED WELL AGAIN. NVrvt. April la M. Hay's physician reports th«t the Secretary has recovered his health. H» WtU leave Nei v to-morrow tor Genoa. BRISK BIDDING FOR PAINTINGS. At the first evening's sale of miscellaneous paint ings at tbe Firth A\enu;> Art Gallcriea last night the total realised was SXT^. The attendar.ee was good and the bidding brisk, especially en cue of Koran's mann*.*-"Off the Coast"— which •?*** nnally bought by a Mr. 1-M.Ut for fc»«*. Tl:* Visitor." by Marsano. brmight i!2O. H. T. bat> cock wa« the purchaser. He also obtained for iy* •Summer. New England." by Henry P- smith. W . X »»orU»>n bid Jn* for Zampigni's rXntereatmfJ News." and Blak.-ioek'* Royal Academy picture, •Spring. Berlin Fa Us." brought $7c». PRINCETON'S 1905 HONOR MEN. s.»y Tauaaavs to the trxbcne.l Princeton. N. J.. April 19. -The Princeton facul** ha-* voted t» recommend t«> the board of trustee* the following honorary aSpbintmentg:^ Xoraan X Thomaa, of l.cwisbur*. Perm.. an valedictorUn at >» riiarles r. Mserow. of Uikcwood. N. J. a* Latin ■altttfttorlao, from th*> senior class r<>r th* cxc. cl*.-:* In eonn-ction with the l.Vith c«»mniencement In June. The following leccmaendagog; for hon orabto mention were made: M- S- Faje«v of Uf f:»lo: Samuel Tl. P^ddow. of St. ,«^» lr v Fe^rt WUUrd V. Van Dorm, ol FeekaHtt^i N. T.. a"* H ivmond \i. Kosdyck, of Iluff;«to. SIR CHARLES WVNDHAIVI NOT YET WELL. Rome, April \9.~ Sir Charles Wymlham is **' ' 1 under l>r. Mmnonl'a trvutment. Tho actor MM not recovered th- us* of hi* »rm. w ;ch, was ai*iocate-> In an accidenf at th«? Tim« til vis fJOBOS* «a*»»" ■tent in New- York.