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BUOU— S:I4V-The Muslp Master
BROADWAY- >: 15— The P<>*rl and the Pumpkin.
COLONIAL— 2— B— \ audev ill*
COKEY ISUAXD— Dreamlanrt— LAina Park— Gt*b.
CRITERION— H<r (ireat Matrh
DALY'S — s>:ls— The Catch of the s*e*«n.
EMPlßE— £:2rt— r>e Ijnoev.
GARDEN — •— S-.3V- The Bad Samaritan.
GARRlCK— S:l&— *'"r..ii<i« ..,
HAMMERSTEIN-S VICTORIA -2— «:l6— Vaudeville.
HBRALP SQUARE-- *:ls- The Rollicking QW. _
HfrPr.r»RO%r&- Day and Kvnlng- A ankee Pimm on
Ma.-i> ar..i The PUi<Vr?
HUDSON — — Man and <sup»rmsn.
rKTCKHRBOTKEB 8:18 «ls« Polly r^llar*.
LEPt\" FIELDS— B:IS- It Happened in»Nrr<lli»n<l
LIBERTY— B :I5 — The X.-. . r? Brother* in Ireland
LYRIC- 1:15 -F»rr»ri«
MVDISON SQIWRE— 2:I.i~S:IS~Th« Frtnre Crap.
MADISON SQI'ARS GARDEN— I« a m. to 12 p. m.
rrteh Ezpoi
MAJESTIC— — 8:15 The THik" nt Dulutn.
MAKHATTAN— «:I6— Marj" vs • T y "-' 1 _
JTBTW-AMSTRRDAM -S— The ProJiital Bon.
XEW-YORK— ?— K.ls— The Ham Tr«- - . ...
FTFTT-ETGHTH PTPFrT V«ide\-lllj— OJJB sy£l
PrVp ivpTWHNTT FtFTt? STRKFTT-Tbe frisky
SAVOY — 2:15 — 8:18 —
"WALLA CITS — C.l.'v -«:30— Easy Ptvirni.
•VTEJT END— 2- Wizard rf Oe.
Index to Advertisements.
Pago.Cbl.: P *,'!if- Oo !i
Air.ns^arientß « « Fur. Aparts. to L#'.iz 8
AtfTits TVant«*: P s 'Fur. Room* to I-«t... 9 4
Apartment H0te15... 12 ft: Help Wanted 9 _ o
Autumn Raeorts ...15 4| lnstruction ij" B~*>8 ~*>
Bankers & Brokers. .l 4 -• Lost «n<J FVunfl .. 9 4
Board and Rooms... » 4" Marriages and Deaths . C
Brooklyn Property to CVean Steam?™ 18 8
Let IS C Proposals 8 •
Business Chanoee .. » Ji Railroads 13 5-6
Business Notices « 1 R*al Ektate 12 6
Qarpet Cleaning 9 4 Special Notices "< &-*
City Hotels IS {I'Steamhoatp 13 d
Cltr Prop, to Let.. .12 s»torafre Notice* 9 5
Country Property for ,Surroirat«'» Notices... 4
Bale 12 «' T"*aoher« - Agencies. . .15 8
Dividend Notice 14 l'The Turf S «
Dom. Sit*. "Wanted. .1« 6-T ' rype-wrlUne 9 f>
DreesxiuLklnf 9 «*To L«* for Bu«lness
.^rygooau 9 «-T Purpose* . . . . . 12 6
X>rrgoods- 16 4-S Tribune Sub'n Rates. 7 {*• «
IBtnp'ment Agencies. 8 l> Trust Companies 15 2-3
Dxcursion* lft 4 ' TrpeTrrltlnn 9 B
European AAvts 11 4— Pnfurnlshed Apart
pnanciaj 14 I 1 ments to I>et 12 ■
Fbrslsn Resorts 11 Work Wanted 16 4-6
Business Xotices.
tn tbe elcht mootba ending Aupift
tl. 1806. The New- York Dally and
Bnnca.7 Trtbur.a printed
660.057 Lines of Advertising
(excluding Tribune a4v»rtlseinenta)
more taan durtsa* the same period of 1904.
CaeC«r words, this Is a gain In elglit months of
nearly 2.059 Columns.
(Sl6 lines to a column.)
Ad^erdslnr that grows is the b#st
evidence that each advertlslns must
bring Results.
To get
Results use
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FOREIGN:— unconfirmed report from
Panama 6aJd that General Reyes had proclaimed
himself dictator of Colombia on September 8,
bad imprisoned the Supreme Court, and that
there had been sharp lighting- in Bogota. -
The North German Lloyd steamer Bremen broke
her shaft -when two days out from New- York
and was towed into Halifax; all on board were
reported -well. — One hundred and fifteen
out of 7,000 qualified voters have registered at
Odessa. "■ The Russian imperial yacht
anchored off the port of Wiborg; the Czar In
epe-ted the new battleship Slava and received
Pnnce John Obolensky. Governor General of
Finland. ■ The French Minister at Caracas
ba? lodged a protest against the government s
action in the case of the cable company — -
Turkey has yielded the first step in regard to
rights" of American citizens in that country.
DOMESTIC— United States Attorney
General's office refused the offer of G. w.
SaveS charged with complicity In the postal
Bough Riders, was killed, and his employer S.
mnman Bird, was severely injured in an_au
torrobile accident near Hightstown N. J. — - —
Pta\e officials in Chicago took action toward
Covering land worth $4,000,000 said to have
.KuKlly occupied by a steel company.
CITY —Stocks were weak. ■-. Justice Gay
nor in a letter to John Brooks Leavitt. declined
to allow his name to be used in the mayoralty
contest- his decision is not believed to be final,
==Thomas H. McManus defeated George
Plunkitt in the fight for leadership In the 13th
£iKTT-iftT - The Citizens Union asked Bor
oueh President LitUeton of Brooklyn to be in
readiness to accept a possible fusion nomination
S^Sayor The insurance investigation
Committee 'decided on measures for the further
©robing of the mysterious $100.000 sent to Al
iKnyby the New-York Life; Mr. Morton issued
aTisUtament giving the facts co far ascertained
I rWardlng the Equitable's en-called Turner
loins and the $6Sc..<X*> fund kept In the Mer
caaUlo Trust Compajiy. = Borough Presi
dert Ahearn revoked the order permitting the
opening of 42d-st- for a connection with the
; fjtemway tunnel. ===== A can of gasolene ex
' ©lodlns at the Grand Central Station caused a
< £anlo. ===== Joseph Girard. cuspected of the
Xnurder of Augusta Pfeiffer. was not captured.
THE WEATHER-— lndications for to-dayj
-Fair. The temperature yesterday: Highest. 5
dagroe*; lowest. 68.
Tie efficacy of our reciprocity treaty with
Cuba is 6hown more clearly with every fresh
r compilation of Cuban import and export sta-
Sistlcs. Recent dispatches from Havana sum'
' marize the Island's foreign trade for the fiscal
' year 1904-'os— ttscal year In Cuba extending.
|es ours does, from July 1 to June 30. The
; Blias-Zaldo convention went into effect in Jan
" vary, 1904, so that the nscal year from July 1.
0904, to June 30, 1905, offers the first full test
of its qualities as a trade stimulant. This test
meets, and more than meets, the most san
guine expectations of the advocates of reciproc
|ty. It disposes of the charges uttered so per
sistently In and out of Congress, when the con
tention was under consideration, that we were
making a worthless trade investment, surren
dering everything and getting nothing. After
en eighteen months' trial it is apparent that
jwe are making substantial gains in the Cuban
tnarket, and that if the treaty remains In force
for the next ten yea re we shall practically close
that market to the European rivals who up to
two or three years ago were supplying two
thirds of the volume of Cuba's imports.
Cuba's Imports in 1904-"05 amounted In value
to $83,951,000. The share of the United States
D this total was $37.001,000— 0r 44.5 per cent
fß 3903-'O4 our totaJ was $28,000,000 and in
1&OS-'O3 $21,761,638. In one year we have made
H ~ain 'of $W.0U0,000. iv two years a gain of
n«r00O,O00. Ouba is now enjoying exceptional
prosperity and the island's consuming power is
rapidly expanding. Imports have Increased
about $20,000,000 in the last two years. But
practically all this increase has been due to
larger purchases from the United States. In
1904-05, for Instance, trade with Europe was
practically stationary. Germany's gain being
only $462,000. Spain's only $747,000 and Great
Britain's only $»4.000. We furnish now 44.5
per cent of Cuba's imports. At our present
ratio of progress we shall soon be furnishing 60
or 75 per cent
It was argued by the opponents of reciprocity
that Cuba, with her two great export staple*.
Btigar and tobacco, enjoying preferential treat
ment in our market, would monopolize the
advantage of any trade compact. It Is true
that our concession of 20 per cent on Cuban
product* has led to increased exportation* to
Jm. oountry. Cuba exported in liKM-'Oo good«
valued at $89,116,000, of which we took ail but
AUUKXLOOOt But the fact that the framers of
the reciprocity treaty had to face was that
there exists here an almost unlimited market
for sugar and tobacco, and that Cuban sugar
and tobacco would come here in enormous quan
tities whether duties were lowered or not. On
the other hand, a market for American goods
in Cuba bad to be won against a well estab
lished and active foreign competition. The
substantial advantage given us by the reci
procity treaty is shown by the surprising gains
we have made i" the last two years— gains
greater than those made by Cuba in our mar
ket In 1902-'O3 before reciprocity, we bought
bom Cuba goods valued at 162,942,780 and sold
her goods valued at |2tT0.68& Our imports
were three times as great as our exports. Now
we are buying products valued at $84,655.
000 and selling products valued at 537,001,000.
Cuba's sales to iis have increased 35 per cent.
Our sal.# to Cuba have increased So per cent
Our imports are now only a little more than
twice as great as our exports. We have every
reason to be satisfied with this showing. The
reciprocity treaty with Cuba was based ou
pound previsions. Its success illustrates the con
ditions under which compacts of this sort can
be concluded with national profit.
Justice Gaynoi-s letter is not. as it has been
Interpreted in some quarters, a refusal to run
for Mayor. It is a refusal to consent to the
presentation of his name as a candidate to the
fusion conference. That does not necessarily
mean that, if the great body of anti-Tammany
voters still desire it he will not lead them. It
may mean, and no doubt does mejjn. a sincere
reluctance on the part of Justice Gaynor to un
dertake the campaign, nnd a desire, so far as
good citizenship will allow, to discourage the
use of his name. This is to be expected. Jus
tice Gaynor holds a highly honorable and lucra
tive office He :s: s recognized as one of the
ablest judges on the bench, and when his term
of office expires, two years hence, the proba
bility is that he might be re-elected for a fourteeu
year' term without opposition. Naturally, the
labors of a campaign, possible defeat, and four
years in hot water If successful, do not seem
charming to a person so situated. But Justice
Gaynor is not a man who. in politics, at the
bar or on the bench, has ever shrunk from do
ing his duty because of the strenuous life it in
volved, and, If the leadership of the anti-Tam
many movement appeals to him as a piece of
work suited to his efforts, there is good reason
to hope that at a suitable time and under suit
able circumstances he would consent to under
take it.
Many of the fusion leaders believe that it Is
suited to hi? efforts. On :i sane, moderate and
at the same time progressive platform Justice
Gaynor would perhaps make the strongest can
didate who could be named against Tammany.
In this day of popular enthusiasm for Jeromes
and Folks it is well to remember that Justice
Gaynor lons ago made his record as a foe to
"graft" in public life. His exposure of the cor
ruption of the McLaughlin ring and his stopping
of their wasteful contracts were a good train
ing for the work of ending the Tammany
scheme of "working for its own pocket all the
time" by holding up corporations for contracts.
His experience In stopping the election frauds
of McKane at Coney Island would not come
ami?? in other parts of the city. His reputation
is not a mushroom growth. His service did not
end with some spectacular achievements. He
has continued now for twelve years to keep the
machinery of Justice moving with great energy
and executive ability, and no judge in that time
has disposed of more cases or had a smaller
proportion of reversals
Justice Gaynor likewise has peculiar strpnsrth
as what we may call a conservative radical. He
is well grounded !n Anglo-Saxon law and h:is
an immense respect for its safeguards. W<> do
not know just what his economical and social
theories may be. but, whatever they are. he
holds them in subjection to tlie fundamental
concepts of the American government He be
lieves in personal liberty and the obedience of
all men to law. If put in the' Mayor's chair, he
doubtless would not give away ilae city's rights
to a gas company or any other corporation. He
would be a hard man for franchise grabbers *o
"get on with," but even the franchise grabber
would find his legal rights respected, and The
public business would be conducted with jus
tice and in good order. Justice Gaynor is a
man against whom no "scare" could be raised.
Conservative men know him as a lawyer and a
judge upholding existing institutions faithfully.
But he is also a man whom the poor and striv
ing trust. He will give them no more than the
law allows, and the grent corporation no less.
He is impatient of the "striker" who practises
extortion by damage suits on perjured evidence:
but he sympathizes with the troubles of the
ordinary citizen and tries to p^p that he gets
his due. Radicalism of that sort would be a
good thinsr In the City Hall.
As the fuslonists think over these qualities it
is natural for them to regard him as one who
would not only make a strong candidate, but ft
good Mayor And Justice Gaynor is too good a
. itizen and too devoted a believer in Indepen
dent municipal government not to consider with
great care an authoritative call to battle against
misrule which he is we]] trained to correct and
theori*>s of city administration which he has
long fought.
The question of a site for the new Central
Library Building of Brooklyn will presently, we
assume, come up for final determination. It is
to be settled by a commission of three men —
namely, the Mayor, the Controller and the Com
missioner of Parks for Brooklyn. Those gentle
men ought to be so well endowpd with judgment
and taste as to make the corrpctness of their
choice a matter of course. But since one conspicu
ously unfit site for the building has been publicly
proposed, and its selection has been authorized—
in the discretion of these cH.ntlemen— by an act
of the legislature, it may be worth while to re
hearse a few of the convincing reasons why
that sitp should not be chosen and why the
Mayor and his associates would he entitled to
public applause for rejecting it and placing the
building elsewhere
The site in question la the little triangular bit
of park land adjoining the Flatbush-ave. en
trance to Prospect Park, facing on Flatbimh
ave. and Eastern Parkway, and lying at the
foot of the Mount Prospect Reservoir. The
American Scenic and Historic Preservation So
ciety has well pointed out that the retention of
this bit of land In Its present condition is essen
tial to the appearance of the park entrance and
Its general setting. To cover it with a big
building, nearly a hundred feet high, would
"violate the whole landscape scheme of the
"Plaza, throw the approach to the park out of
"balance, diminish the lmpresslvenesa of the
"Memorial Arch and destroy the charm of what
"is now one of the crowning distinctions of
"Prospect Park." This condemnation of the
scheme from the point of view of the park is
none too strong, but equally strong is the objec
tion from the point of view of the proposed
building. Th« building is to cover about eighty
thousand square feet, and the land in question
comprises only ninety-six thousand square feet.
There would thus not be enough open ground
left to give the building a proper setting Th«
building would have a wretchedly cramped an-
IH.aranee. shut In l>etween the steep slope of
the reservoir at one side and the gridiron of
trolley car tracks on Flatbush-ave, ofthe other.
It would probably have to be made an awk
ward or Irregular shape to fit the area, and be
cause of the "lay of the land" would be one
story higher at one end than at the other It
would, in brief, inevitably and alwayg look' like
a rnlflflt, hopelessly Impairing the appearance
at what is DQW a ainjfularJy aoble park entrance.
and Itself In turn dwarfed and debased by an
improper environment.
There are other sites available, which from
every point of view are decidedly Parable
this, some of them are on city land, which can
be used at no more cost. In such a monumental
work as this is designed to be the mon ary
question cannot be considered as paramount
Bui even if lt were, the arguments against this
site would still be valid and convincing. If In
addition to the cost in dollars we reckon other
elements of expense, such arguments become
simply overwhelming; for it is w.thm bounds to
say thai it would be cheaper for Brooklyn to
poVchase the costliest piece of land wltJiin
boundaries for tins library tban to take this
plaza site for nothing, but at the expense of
ruining the chief entrance to it, splendid park
and of making the library building itself a mis
fit, an eyesore and a source of perpetual annoy
ance an<l regret
Universal gratification will be «*«_*;£.
tion of the Russian Emperor '» .
lowing the conference and the Treat, o f Ports
mouth with renewed proposals-as the ate per
haps somewhat Inaccurately. £«»^«««- f ™ a
second peace congress at The Hague Iv Amej
lea this "eellng will be especlaHy inSative
nordlal because of the important initiame
which this country, through its Presld ent has
already taken toward that precise To the
Russian Emperor belongs the credit « ot baying
called the first peace conference at The Bague.
and for that wise ami benevolent act the world
wiU not cease to do him honor. Toward the
second such gathering the Initiative waa taken
by President Roosevelt, almost exactly a yea
ago. when he announced, through the appiopri
ate medium of the Interparliamentary Union, hla
Intention of inviting the various powers to an
other meeting at The Hague. A few weeks
later the invitations were issued, the time of the
meetin- however, being purposely and for ot>v.
ous reasons not designated. In due time accept
ances were received from all the powers, Rus
sia alone coupling hers with the not unreason
able condition-which the President doubtless
had in mind from the beginning-that the con^
gress should not be held until after peace had
been concluded in Manchuria. That is the diplo
matic record.
Now the war in Manchuria is ended, and the
time is ripe, according to the Russian note of
nearly a year ago. for the assembling of the
peace congress, It is true that the Treaty of
Portsmouth, although made and signed, has not
yet been ratified. But in moving for the peace
congress the Czar practically indicates in the
clearest fashion his intention of ratifying it;
and that the Mikado will do so. too. there has
never been the least doubt. Thus the condition
which Russia attached to her acceptance of the
President's invitation is substantially fulfilled,
and it is eminently fitting that the power which
Imposed that condition should itself make an
nouncement of that fact to the world. What the
Czar is now doing is really complementary to
the President's work of last year. The Presi
dent issued the invitations with the date left
blank and secured the acceptances. The Czar
now. we assume, proposes the date, or at any
rate indicates that Russia is ready for its selec
tion. In another and most interesting sense,
too, the Czar follows the President's initiative.
The holding of the peace congress, according to
the Czar, was impracticable until after peace
was restored in Manchuria. was the Presi
dent who took the Initiative In such restoration
of peace, and thus in making it possible for the
Czar to take his present action.
The incident, o» rather the sequence of inci
dents, is honorable in the highest degree to both
the President and the Czar, and is full of prom
ise for the welfare of mankind. There is no
room for doubting the utility of the congress,
nor will there be difficulty in finding an abun
dance of important and practical topics for its
consideration. There were enough matters left
over, unfinished, from the former congress to
keep It profitably busy. There are also enough
arising from the recent war. That war was
happily ended by direct negotiation between the
belligerents, without the intervention of any
concert of the powers. But various issues of 't,
affecting the world at large, need to be consid
ered by all the powers concerned. We have
already called attention to many of them. The
rights of neutral ships, commerce and mails;
the use of mines and other methods of warfare,
especially in neutral waters; th.6 general ques
tion of contraband: the privilege of asylum —
these and other topics were acutely brought to
notice during the war. and now, while they art.
fresh in mind, and th* circumstances of the war
in relation to them are readily and accurately
to be recalled, is the most appropriate and au
spicious time for the nations to take them up
and. if possible, to make regarding them some
agreement that shall have the force of interna
tionni law. In such work the second peace con
gress will have opportunity for effecting great
and lasting good.
With the return to town of thousands of
absentees this month the patronage of the sub
way has perceptibly increased, and the atmos
phere there has consequently become more
offensive than it was in July and August. An
occasional revival of summer warmth adds an
extra element of discomfort, but. regardless of
the temperature, a compound of vile odors must
be encountered daily, which will be mitigated
in only a slight degree when winter effects
an automatic exchange of air.
It has been Intimated that the nuisance has
diverted traffic to the elevated roads. For a
short period this may have been true. Whether
such an effect, if It has been produced at all,
will last into the later autumn or winter can
best be told by comparing statistics for Novem
ber and December this year with data for the
corresponding months In 1!« H. There are. how
ever, good reasons why such a diversion of
patronage COUld not well I>p expected to con
tinue. The elevated roads were taxed nearly
to their utmost capacity hist winter, in spite
of the opening of the subway. Besides, trans
portation is accomplished more quickly by t.li»>
underground route than by the elevated lines.
In spite of its faults, die subway has come to
stay, and it is sure to be liberally used. Even
now, before the population of the city has
reached its normal autumn proportions, it is
hard to secure a seat during rush hours What
will the situation lie n month lionce?
For its lack of preparation for the nauseat
ing and suffocating conditions which were prf
sented last spring and early in the summer the
Interhorough «'ompany had a plausible, if not
a valid, excuse. In degree, if not in kind, the
trouble was without a precedent in London or
Paris, which had bad some experience with
underground electric railways. But that excuse
will not serv*» in the future. The lessees of
the subway now know precisely what they mimt
expect What is morp, the efforts made thus far
to secure relief havp been extremely unsatis
factory, not to say childish Something vastly
better is demanded for next spring, and if tht*
Rapid Transit < 'ommlsslon fails to exert itself
to secure the adoption of adequate means to
purify the nir in the tunnel, that body will Incur
a share of th<> odium of which the loterborough
Company has this year had almost a monop
oly. The people of New- York City cannot be
made to believe that engineering science is un
able to solve the problems of subway ventila
tion, and it Is now perfectly obvious that no
plan Is worth consideration which does not pro
vide for the complete withdrawal of the air at
frequent Intervals by mechanical means.
One proposition which has met with popular
favor is to erect partitions between the tracks,
so that the cars will act as pistons in a cylin
der. That plan inlght work as iU advocates
hope, but possible drawbacks can be foreseen.
There would be no special compression in front
of a train, because there would be no station
ary barrier abead. Most of the time the next
train would also be moving, and the distance
between the two would remain almost un
changed. The Intervening column of air would
be pushed onward, but it is doubtful if It would
be driven out of the tunnel. So. too, th* 1 par
tial vacuum created behind one train would be
filled by the following train. a»«l a suction
which would p,,U in jiir from outside would
bf> only an accidental and exceptional phenom
More promising:, perhaps, is the idea of plac
ing powerful ruction funs in vertical passages
opening out of the subway roof. Their utility
would depend on the judgment with wbicfa
they were distributed along the route. Rut they
would unquestionably exhaust the vile air, and
this, of course, would be readily replaced by a
more wholesome article, entering ;)t the station
staircases. Above the outlets in the street it
would he desirable to place ornamental, though
not expensive, kiosks, and it would be a fur
ther advantage if a sufficient area around them
were taken for the creation of islands of ref
uge. The need of the latter Is entirely Inde
pendent of the subway and exists in many
streets besides those overlying it, but wherever
the Interborough Company could make a com
bination with the city authorities for a joint use
of a site, the cost of ventilating facilities would
doubtless be reduced.
Th<» half dozen veterans of the 14th New-
Jersey, all that are left of the regiment, held
their reunion yesterday in Rahway They form
part of a grand army which will continue to di
minish in numhers, but whose fame will in
crease as th*» years e:o by
T*he Mnrnorn case seems In danger of becom
ing chronic and may eventually ch!l for a surgi
cal operation.
The lively Imagination of the author of "Th«
Club of Queer Trades" hap created no stranger
calling- than that which has received the offi
cial stamp of the Massachusetts Board of
Health. That body recently discovered the ex
istence of a fairly large business in egg white,
egg yoke and "mixed eggs," the purchasers be-
ing bakers, who. let us charitably hope, were
"led to believe that the material was derived
solely lrom eggs cracked in transit." It ap
pears, however, that some scientific ■sharper has
found a method of removing' objectionable odors
from eggs whose state would be expressed with
pitiable inadequacy by the epithet 'stale" (for
maldehyde bpjng th» chemical agent, employed),
and has been deriving- a comfortable revenue
from his unholy traffic with Boston bakers. It
is somewhat reassuring to be told that Boston's
"mixed eggs" are now strictly what they are
represented to be; nnd the patrons of New-
York boarding 1 houses will probably continue to
bless the fate that spared them th*=- gastronomic
perils of the modern Athens.
Xo one has ever intimated that Tammany is a
victim of the "lazy worm" when elections are
in sight. While fusinnists debate Tammany
"The Chicago Journal" pauses to remark that
men don't know much until they are past
twenty-five. It might have added that in many
cases all they ever know after that is that they
never knew anything before.
The call of Emperor Nicholas for another
Hague congress in Ac interests of peace ought
to exert a tranquillizing effect on Europe. The
late Russo-Japanese War, in whatever light it
may bo viewed, is an effective argument for
"Wanted, a strong horse to do the work of a
country minister," Is an advertisement which ap
peared in an English newspaper the other day
Of the Same Race.— The strongest minded woman
must face the fact that she is of the same race
as man.— ('London Globe.
"I might as well be dead as alive, for I have
nothing to live for." paid an unknown tramp to
another tramp whom he had met a few minutes
before on the road near Leigh. England. "Don't
say that, mate." replied the other. At that mo
ment a bolt of lightning killed the first speaker.
Friend— l suppose you're always glad to get a
patient who's never had any bad habits.
Doctor— lndeed I'm not.
Friend— How's that?
Doctor — Why, man, I can't order him to stop
anything —(Louisville Courier-Journal.
Judge Epaphroditus Peck, of Connecticut, recently
fell and broke his arm while playing tennis. His
front name Is reported to havo survived Intact.
An Appropriate Name — "I think It's a shame,"
said the chronic kicker, "that so many States in
the Union should have been given those outlandish
Indian names."
"Yes," replied Brlghtley, "like Dakota, for in-
Ftance. Now. 'Leisure.' would be a better name
for that State."
'Tes. So many people who marry in hastp re
pent there."— (.Pittsburg Leader.
Probably the thinnest and lightest breastplate
ever Invented has just been brought to the, at
tention of th*» Italian military authorities by
Dr. Guerraazi. of Pisa, where tests have been made
by army experts. It protects the whole front
against hand weapons or bullets, and is less than
one-eighth of an Inch thick. It can be worn under
ordinary clothing without causing any observation.
I never milked a. muley cow
That munched away on clover
But she would lift her leg somehow
And kick the milk pail over.
—-(Chicago Chronicle.
A laboring man In Denmark has made a new in
vention in life saving. He impregnates clothes with
a substance which will keep a shipwrecked person
afloat for several days without losing this property.
One morning last week a cadaverous young man
with a valise i all at the office or a busy lawyer.
"Mr. Rangle." he s;iid. '•can 1 sell you a history
of Menard County?"
"Why, thai happens to be the county 1 was born
and kivw up in." said the lawyer. '""What la the
book worth?"
"Four dollars a copy.'
"I'll take one."
To Mr Bangle's Intense surprise the caller burst
into tears.
"What's the matter, young man"" he asked.
"Was the shock too greal for you?"
••It— lt wasn't what I expected!" sobbed the oook
ngent. "I had made a b-bet of So you'd kirk me
Ottt!"— (Buffalo Times
Some curious beliefs still linger in rural England.
For Instance, In Hertfordshire, when ancient
houses are destroyed, the chimney sticks are lefi
intact, the popular theory being that the houses
are still in existence while th^se remain standing.
This may i>o a survival cf f«me ancient but now
almost forgotten legal right
Once upon an evening dismal.
I har.ded her a paroxysmal
Kiss, and spoke her name baptismal,
Spoke her name 11 was Lenore;
Ah. she was a scrumptious creature.
Glib of tongu« anil fair of feature.
But. nlnfl! T couldn't teach her.
For she ha<l been there beforn —
An<l sh* wlnk'-d nt me and murmured.
Murmured the one ord, Bi coro!"
Only that Old tn'thlns tnorr
— (Chicago \>ws
A Scotch laboring man who had married a rich
widow remarkable for her plainness was accosted
by his employer. "Well. Thomas." he suld. "I h*>ur
you are married. What sort of a wife hay« yog
"Weel, ulr," was the response, "she's the Lord's
handiwork, but I canna say she's His master
A Curious Custom.— ln some parts of the Tyrol lt
beautiful though curious custom prevails. When
a girl Is going to bo married and just before Hhf»
leaven for the church her mother gives her a han.l
kerchief, which Is called a tearkerehl»)f. it i 8i 8
ma<i« of newly spun and unused linen, and with it
the girl dries the natural tears she sheds on leas-
Ing home. The tearkerchlef la never used after
the marriage day. but Is folded up and placed in
th« linen closet, whore it remains till its owner'a
death, when it is taken from lt« plac« aad spread
«ver her fao*.— <£loch«sMr Union.
About Teople and Social Incident*.
Mr* Seward Webb and Miss Frederica Webb hare
arrived in town from Shelburne. their eOvntfJF pla<*«
In Vermont, for a few days, and are staying at tfce
Hotel Manhattan Among others In town yesterday
were Mrs. John Jacob Asfor, who has come down
from the Adirondacks. and Is established for tb«
autumn at Ferncliff. r.er country' place, at Rhin*
beck-On-the-Hodaon; Mrs. Teter Martin. Mm. John
H. McCullOUgb, datifrhfer of Mrs. Stephen Olin.
Mrs .1. W. Markoe, with Miss Wenonah Wetmore;
MX« Gertrode Sheldon. Mrs. Richard Leunsberv.
with Miss K'lith Iy>unsbery. and Mrs. Philip Clark,
who was Miss Oreta Pomeroy.
The Key Dr. D. Parker Morgan nnd Mrs Mor
gan will return to town for the season from their
Bummer home at rr O pake. N. V., at the end of the
Mrs. Alexander Van Rensselaer. Miss Van Rensse
laer and Mr? M V. R. Johnson, who »re still at
Bar Harbor, return to town In a fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer Robb left South
ampton yesterday for Tuxedo, where they wl.l
spend the autumn.
Lord Claud Hamilton has left town for T^nox.
wh( . rP n e W in =ppnd a week at the Asplnwall He
Is a younger brother of the Duke of Abercorn.
Mrs. VanderbOt and Miss Gladys VanderWM plan
to remain on at Newport, at any rate until Miss
Frederic Webb's marriage to Ralph Pulitzer, at
Shelburne. Vf.. nn October 14. and possibly till »h<»
end of that month.
Edward Littleton Fox and his bride, the daughter
of Justice Morgan J O'Brien, will sail to-day for
Europe. The wading took r^ce yesterday a 1 R"se
Crest, Ooorl Ground. Long Island, the summer
home of the bride's parents.
Mrs. George Jay OonM. who returned a few days
a*o from her place In the CatskHls to Georgian
Court her country- seat at Lakewood. will go this
week to Hot .rin s. Va.. tn the hope that the
baths there may restore her health.
The marriage of Lewis Stevens, son of Colonel
and Mrs. Edwin A. L. Stevens, of Castle Potat.
Hoboken, to Miss Nannie N. Jackson at the Third
Presbyterian Church. Hoboken. Is set for October
23. and a few days afterward Miss Edith Jackson
will be married to Thacher Adams, of New- York,
grandson <* Dr. Warren Sandford Adams, of Mad
ison -aye.
Charles J. Bonaparte. Secretary of the Navy, has
arrived in town, and Is staying at the Albemarle
for a few days.
Mr and Mrs. Louis O. Smith, of No. 112 East
62d-st.. are receiving congratulations from their
friends' on account of the birth of a son
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Newport. R. 1.. Sept. 1».-There was little going
on in Newport to-day of a social nature This
afternooi society was occupied with the. Sands-
Spencer wedding, and earlier in the afternoon a
luncheon was given by Mrs. Richard T. Wilson.
Mrs. J. L- Van Alen entertained at a children s
party- The fort band was on hand to entertain
the little ones.
Miss Anna Sands closed her Newport villa to-da>
und went to New-York. **»_«_
The only affair of note to-night was the dinner
Missionary Boards Present Address
Through Mr. Sato.
Th* two following encouraging bulletins of the
condition of Baron Komora were issued yesterday
at the Waldorf-Astoria:
The condition O* Baron Komura has been *a^°T*
sba SSrS asSKJrJaw
saMrfartSrv to the attending physicians.
I deputation of officers of the Boards of Foreign
Missions of the Dutch Reformed and Presbyterian
churches waited on Mr. Sato y-terda* J^nou
to present, through him. a formal address to
Baron Komura. The Presbyterian Church was
represented by Dr. W. R. Richards, pastor of the
Brtck Church; Dr. C. B. MacAfee. of the Lafay
ette Avenue Church. Brooklyn; Dr John Fox. of
the American Bible Society. Dr. J. B. Devine I>.
j C Hepburn, a former missionary, who was dec
orated by the Japanese Emperor for meritorious
services- Dr. William Imbrie, another missioniry.
and Dr A. W. Halsey and Dr. A. J. Brown, minis
terial secretaries of the board; Robert E. Speer.
la, secnetarv; C W. Hand. tr».asurer. anr* John
Stewart nnd John T. Underwood. Th, Reformed
Church delegation included the Rev Dr. H. V
Cobb and J. I* Ammerman. secretaries, and the
Rev Dr John J Pagg. of the Middle Collegiate
C ?^reßentttW the address Dr. Richards spoke of
fiZTSSfafSSSuS X"X'« »1- vMor, for Ib.
coS their words to Baron Komura,
Unruly Pony Almost Enters Their Carriage
at Newport.
[By Telesrraoh to The Tribune.!
Newport. R. L. Sept. Mt-MW. Stuyve S ant Fish
ar.d Harry S. Lehr were in danger in Thames-st. to
day It looked for a moment as If an unruly horse
would enter the victoria In which they were driving,
but this was prevented by the quick work of the
° Tr^'rTsh and Mr. Lehr were driving up the
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Good Ground. Long Island. Sept 19 -Miss Gen
evieve O'Brien, the eldest daughter of Justice Mor
gan I O'Brien presiding Justice of the Appellate
Division of the Supreme Court, was married to
Lyttleton Fox. at the country seat of the bride a
parents on BhtnnecocM Bay. to-day. The ceremony
was performed by Monsignor Lavelle, of the Xc*-
York Cathedral. The maid of honor was Mies
Constance Crhninons, and the Bftoses Madeline and
Rosal'.e O'Brien were bridesmaids. .lames X Deer
ina of Manhattan, was the best man. The ashen
wire Edward Easton, Jr.. of Albany. Dorrance
Reynolds of Wilkes-Barr«»; Franklin Abbott, of
Plttsbunr Dixon Boardman. of Manhattan, and
X i is Adams, of New-Jersov. Following the cer<- ;
monv a wedding breakfast was served.^ Mr. at:.!
Mrs Fox will sail to-morrow morning ror .in ex
tended trip in Europe.
The engagement is announced of Miss Jessie
Bldane. daughter of Henry T Sloan©, of this city.
to William Earl Dodge. Tn»> mother Ol Mias
Bloane, after her divorce from H»»nry T. Sloane.
was almost immfmdiately murrted to Perry Bel
mont. Mr. Dodge was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Earl Dodge Mr Dod«e died some j «rs
ago. and his widow married Colonel Stephen H
OHn. She is the sister Of Mr*. W. K. Vanderhilt. sr.
fPv Tetecraoli to Th« Tribune.)
Stamford, • onn.. Sept W.— The marrias" of Mt*s
Ethel Chrtstmai Ford, jroungei daughter of Mrs
Carrli M Ford. of No US Bedford St., to Oeoi <■
Alston Jenkins, son of the late G. W A. Jenkins.
took place at noon to-day at St. JOOB'S Church, the
Rev. Charles Morrlp Addlson performing th.- cere
Miss Helen Peterson, daughter of Andrew Peter
■on, of St. Loute, wm marrkd to Charlei R Baird
on Monday at the Botel Recant. The bride If a
Slst«r Of Mrs. Harrison B. Moore. Jr The Ofßctatlng
clergyman was the Rev. Otto L. H. Mohn. The
bride wore a trnvelllng dresa of maroon velvet.
Mrs U A. Jon.-s was matron of honor and R. A.
Jones waa best man Among the relatives ana
friends ireseni w»re Colonel >nd Mrs Harrison B
Moon il Mr and Mrs \Vtll:.un H Mofßtt, Mrs.
lubclla Balrd and Miss Vola Balrd After their
return rrom a Southern trio Mr. and Mrs. Balrd
will livr at the home of Mr. Balrd, No. i» Weal
given by Mrs. Cornelius VaaderMU at Th» Break
ers. It being largely nttended.
Mr. and Mrr. John Ft Uvermew clos^ th-1r
NPwrwf season to-day and r»».,rnM to N-w-Tork
for thr winter
Mr. and tin Bfarshali Roberts, of -York, ar,
the guests al Ifri Cornelius Vanderbilt at Th*
fßv T^leeraoh to Tba Tribune.)
Lenox, Mass.. Sept Is.- Soft foor| n? for th<» hant
ers caused the abandonment of th» drag run of the
Berkshire H-int this morning. •be hunt met at
Laurel Ukc. and after following the hounds for
half ■ mile, whipped off th» dojjs from f vj e Bcmnt
and called the run ofT. T. ■ horses of the riders
sank to their fetlocks in soft ground .r A th» trail
was dangerovs becans* of water and mud. No
one was unseated, but there were so many narrow
escapes from falling that to continue the run was
deemed dangerous, Mrs. Otraod Foster, at Belli*
Fontaine, served hraajkfasl There was the usual
number of guests, and in all about 125 wer* en
Mr. and Mrs. W. Bayard Cutting, of New-York.
who are now in the Adironriacks. have l<>as*d a
ctittase on the Hotel Aspinwall grounds for the
late autumn season and will arrive on Thursday.
Miss Juliana Cutting, of Pitt«fi>ld. will appear In
th* comic opera. "Sunny SlcOy." which will be
presented for charity in Pittsflew to-morrow, as
Valentlna, a dancing girl.
Major O. Crelghton Webb, of New-York, haa
arrived In I^enox.
William Lununk*, Mrs. .1 B. Trevor. M!?s Tevnr.
and Mr and Mr John Moller. Jr., started to-day
for York, and Mr. and Mr? Samuel Ruasei:.
for kfiddleown. Conn.
Miss Postlethwalte's lawn fer.nls tournament baa
b<*en ostponed and in Its place a tournament -will
h* held at the Iv^nox Club to-morrow for prixes
offered by Miss Josephine Durand, daughter of tih»
British Ambassador and Lady I>':mnd
The largesi .lir;ner and dance of the Lenox season
will be gtren to-morrow evening at Elm Coon b7
Mr. and Mrs. William r> Sloane. Invitations to
forty have been Issued for dinner, and a large num
ber Of young people will attend the dance later.
Mr. and Mrs. Sloane postponed this affair laat
Saturday, because of a death In the Lenox colony.
George F. Berry, of Ebglewood. N. J.. and Eg*t
ton Wlnthrop. of New- York, have arrived la L^nox
Reiristerr-rl at the Hotel Aspinwal] ar» Mrs. W. 8
D^land. the Misses Deland, Mr. &rA ilrs. J. I.
Barrlck. J. W. Tappin and H. S. Deshoa. of New-
York; Mr. and Mrs. H. D M Leiar.d and Mr. aad
Mrs W. B. Valentine, of Eosror. ; Mrs. O. W. Nr
cross, Mrs. W. J Der.home and Mr and Mrs. C. W.
Woodhouse, of Burlington, V(
At the BCaplewod. in Plttsfleld. are Mra A. E.
Batfs. of Washington: Mr. and Mra J. D. TV'e^h:
L efir E;prt. C. Delancey Alien and Mrs H M, Kings
ley, of York; Mrs H C. Stone, Mrs. a. a.
Parker. Miss Elsie Parker and Miss L. G M'nas.
of Chicago.
Dinner entertainments were given to-nlgM by
Mrs. Anna B. Sands, at Tanglei and by Mr
and Mrs. John E. Parsons, at Stoneorcr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Godwin will start to-morrww
for Roslyn, Long Islar..!
Couni iw ar
rived In New-Marlboro, where they <*?<■ gut
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Bloodgood.
Hamilton W. Cary. of New-Yoi*, is a goSBI of
M'.'s Kate Cary. at the W
Miss T.oraine Roosevelt, of Sew-Tork, 1? a guest
of Mr and Mrs. Richard W
To Close Tribune Fresh Air Ac
counts $800 Is Xeeded.
The Trttame FVe»ii Air Fund makes one last ap
peal for fund? To close the season without any
delimit the sura or SSOO Is needed Immediately.
Until this amount is received tbe mannzement is
unable to make pub» the annual report of th*
season's work.
With th<> exceprion at fifty crippled children
who are at Happy Land. T^nafly. N J . all th*
children F^nt to rhp country by the fund 'hi*
nfHßr>n have retun and re now gome to school.
These fifty children are *njoyina: a wtM wmW
outinp ar this veritable hippy land.
D. K. Pearsons Ends the Season with $25,000
to Montana School.
Chicago. Sept. 19. — D. K. Pearsons, rf til
has given 125.000 to the Montana C
of Manual Arts at Deo 1 Lodge. Monti Some
months ago Dr Pearsons Informed the trustees
of the school that he would give them M 5.000 if
they would raise an additional $7;
"They have told m» thai the arr.o.r.: Is now
practically secured, and I I ad naj prom
ise." said Dr Pearsons to-day. "This cor.rrlbution
makes 1365.000 1 have - small college* this
year. That closes the cycle for this year."
Washington, Sept. 19.— Wada S. Btanfleld has be«n
appointed United States District AttOl for the
Northern District of Indian Territory in piace of
P. L. Soper. resigned. Mr. Stanflel la a gradual
of the University of Michigan, and has practised
law in Indian Territory eleven years, dmtag thre*
yean of which he held the position of Unit*}
States Commissioner.
From The Birmingham Ase-Herald
"In a little town in the baokwooda cf Mississip
pi," remarked a travelling man. 'there is a paew
iar botel. It is Just Ilk- r.ny other hotel, exce?;
in the way the rooms are ramed. They are not
numbered, as Is gent-rally done, but eioh room i*
named for a Stale or the United States. Whtn I
stopped at the place I was assigned to ■ room
called "Delaware." It was correctly named, too. for
it wad one of tb# smallest rooms in the hou»«. A
man who wua cupying 'New-Hampshire m*!'
complaint to the landlord that the man In Malno'
was drunk and boisterous a"d was thua keeping
him awake. This mi mini strange, when w« reou!
that Maine is a prohibition State. Two men up in
'Montana' were Keeping up the reputation of ta*
Wild Wewt Djr cn^a.'ring In a noisy poker g»rn«. A
big., fat capitalist had N%-w-Vork.' whidl was tot
best room in the house. The room r.»mftl n:
Alabama is tco ordinary for anything, and .a. a
farmer waa occupying It the night I w.is ? fr *-. l ,i
wtxs funny to sr.uid in the office xr.'. hear &•*■•
boy tell th<> • >rk that towels wer« nte<l B
'Ic-wa." and that the fellow in -North Pskota^*"
klcki like a <<ter tecause he had no flrt ,, <t- *
two Manhattan coeki -:!s- v:> to "Mississippi ws '
one of tlie orders the clerk save. 'Be «w 10 , ..
tli< m*ti i:. "Florida*. 1 at .=> o'clock in ih* m»rnag»
Kaid one of the employes And thus II went T3j»
hotel is a <"-m si;\ to the trdvelllns pub!'.:, Kr*
oonducted by »n eccentric .->!<' fellow, but 5^7
lie conceived f naming rooms after Sta.e*
I do n<>t krow."
From Town and Country.
The wheel is useful In the suburbs and In the
country, and the motor la becoming ■**> lot E* 1 5[
dispensable Th<> question now arises, win Utf «■*■
„-•;■ become any cheaper? K.-tn d stlc md for
eign factories are nirnlns out almost as :«•"■? "
did the bicycle factories of SOWM years .I*o ™**Z
nt kin,!- of wheels The- pattern Jj u*
year l? out oJ data this year, and each moatß •*"
• •■« Improvement It is well worth While 10 . 2v.
an excursion to Ooraievine-^as that par r of Ttn
ave. from 16th -si to "■■•f- si ■- now called "Jl
a most intere'tli e*hiblti.>n. md the wp;>o l3r
are very t-'i'-'rit Bui 'he price r.-~..<i:'* <i»
prohibitive an I tne motor is the ballmark or
person of means
From Th«« Cohmbus Dispatch.
The sooner the American people Insist th»t *JH
iments are designed to administer ?u»
iffairs. not to enrlc-h a few at the <*x:*nse j« ?"
the rest of ths population, the sooner r i^
Plunkitu. with their perver»|->ns and v6 *!tlv.
of moral sense, go to their rUht place The r*fC #
•«1 Hnk In all our governmental *f h ' Tna J2J*»
administration of our dtle» The Bght for n^*"^
Is lust as needful now as It was In the -.'\, s
Tweed. In New-York and all other cities AZ><3 : -£
phr«s«, "honest Kraft." wit Its bwrfttng ,houM
cation Of fraud an.l briber! and '»*w |t 22LrS
prove the same stimulus to action by , r^rhat
zenship eve;-, where ta did Tweed's Insolent **«»
are you going to do sbout If"
From The London 0.1 • »c »tt!»-
In an orchestra discovered In •> n ™;, fl!l ,»
ment In Siberia the eoediietor !«•« !> L' c ,v,.. fA x*
sassln. the eernetis* a retired " r:; '. .4 ,"n-.-
phone a «arroter -ird th- <ss ' : " r \'' !: ,,''. on eu.-* i 0"
w:io?e wife passed away * uddoruy . , f , *« th^
of the brali. "Execuncn" Is s*w .-" I^*l
stronif point. The orchestra is known 10 «
ity a* a "band of marauders

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