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CONGRESS. — Senate: The Ship Subsidy bill
was passed by a vote of 38 to 27. five Repub
licans voting with the Democrats in opposition.
=rr= House: The Fortifications Appropriation
bill was passed, an effort to strike lit the pro
virfOTj for Philippine defences being defeated.
FOREIGN— Mr. Cor.ger. dM former American
Hipster to China, expressed the opinion that a
irreat rising in China was imminent, directed
chiefly against the dynasty;, he favored a naval
demons:: In Chinese waters. Letters
exchanged between the leaders of the Unionist
party were published. Ms. Chamberlain accept
ing- Mr. Baifour's intimations regarding- the ne
c-essity cf a tariff on manufactured goods and
the imposition of a small duty on foreign corn.
■ , - The British Parliament reassembled and
the election of James W, L«owther ac Speaker
was conSrm&d. - The American battlefield
commission arrix'ed at Santiago and dedicated
monuments; Cuban troops took part in the exer
cises, r The French government has agreed
to modify the law respecting foreign insurance
companies so as to meet the American conten
tion. :• ■ ■ A dispatch from Domingo said
that quiet prevailed In all parts of the republic.
■ ■■ Sir Francis Q. Burr:arjd has resigned as
Editor of "Punch"; Owen Seaman will succeed
DOMESTlC.— President Roosevelt. It was said
1^- SRttht&KtoO. Is not committed to any particu
lar railroad rate measure, but desires a law
which shall be fair to railroads and shippers
aiike. - Serious charges against th»- Metro
politan Street Railway Company, involving Dis
trict Attorney Jerome, were made at a hearing
at Albany. == Two train employes were
burned to death and a passenger dropped dead
while aiding the injured in a 'Frisco wreck near
Fort Soott. Kan. . - Father Sherman, at Phil
adelphia, said that French Cathnhr-s would be
Justified in armed resistance to the French gov
eniniwit. - - - The Chicago Council passed the
s".-r-,-r;t gas bill over Mayor Dunne's veto; re-
Cerred the street railway question to the voters,
and failed to pass the bill raising saloon licenses.
■ ~ Gas Commissioner Lucien L. Shedden, at
Albany, defended the State Mas Board in' an
interview. Honry C. Henderson, at a hear
m.v: at Albany, opposed \t\*> division of th» 2d
Judicial District; he said if-.at Judgfships were
pnH Ther^. i There was no meeting of the
Beriat* Financial Committee, a* Penaior llalby
was ill. and it was said that consideration of
the V.^rikiiiK raaohaloa would go over ur.til next
week. ===== Th« exeenthrc eommlttee >>f the
trariFit conferen« > c rerommpnded municipal own
ership of subways. a:i«i ti:»- building and opera
tkm nf siibwsys. if net-^Fsary ; u*e Elsbers bill
was heartily indorsed.
ClTY— Stocks were weak. ' „- Ex-Pr^Fident
McCai], of the New-Tork Lif.-. issued a ior.g
Ftifment. from what s«=r:s likely to be his
death bfd. defe-dir.g Ar.cr<-w Hamilton ■■'■ - ■
It ku .ar.noun-fd that E. H. Harriman whs tr,
baSd an immense c-»-bti tcrmloal on Jamair-a
Ea.y. — — -.- Th«» Belmont-Ryaii interests an
r.our.red that if the Qsberg bill was passed they
"trould DOl bid on future subways. A rop
plemei.tary rf-port of the Fr>wler committee of
the Nfw-Tork Life rworr.mfnd^d the Srir.giTie
of runs m r*->nvcr Th»- funds contributed to the
Republican National Cnnniiupp ■ -rvp
dir<»ctois of the Union Pacific Railroad Com
par.y declared a •eml-aimual dividend of .'{ p*"
cert, rating the Mock em a six per cent basla
i^T'i ■' Tv J? 00 * 1 df/r:if< ' 1 ln < -°"rt that his
Srahad ":thhfld any of th- raooey reoerred
I in the suit of Mrs. PoOlot apiir.st W. Gr, u id
/ C^Ksr^. n «as nld that a combination of
he ,ea4.r.- popper interest* would be formed
THE M-EATHEH.-Indicntior.s for to-day:
Fair ■ and colder. • The temperature yesterday:
Highest, a (tf/rreo*: knr«st. 55.
After a iepal fight extending through more
thin rtrn para another prfadpal in the postal
«erv:re frauds has beea lodged j u tb*- i#niten
tiary. George W. Errors, the f<.r E j.. r head of
the sjiu-i.-s ana tHorn-ann* bureau in the
Postcffice I»ep&naeaT. pleaded ruilty on Tues
day to r>, charge of co&splrav; to defraud th" :
Breenmtoxt. and was *em to join the convicted
grafters' .•oloar Ht MouadsviliH. w. \a. I>a- I
vpts and Macbeu wpiv ih.- founders an<l .-hief
beneficlariw of a FystP-i br «bi.-b bid- wert
man:;.u!atf-d an-i Hie profits • on ih»>m dJ Tided I
betveea tbe inside and outside j.artiiors in the
tnsStttfoa. Th*-!r iaet!i<Hi« \vf. n . in-onious
and for yean they wer« n.bl<> \,, d«-fy d<tr«tion.
St^ninj ia as petty department officials they
gradually fathered power into their liauds anil
twam* ihe dcmlaaCas fa.-tons in the r >o«al
MT\-i«>. Makusc themselv^ exttvmrly Bervlce
able to Ilepresectiitives and Seuatoix'who Lad
favors iv the way of appointment* and promo
tions to ast. they exert*.] v remarkable iuflu
rao^ in ConsresK — so remarkable that oa one
occasion they got their salaries liberally in
creased without the iuterveatiou or recwa
tueudatiou of the Posuuaster General. When
H^rjes of <^mipiion were first made acatost
lUeai; m 1002. the ,-ry of s.itndaloiis per»eea
!»ua «-as raised. a:i d d»*;iera.te eJT.»rts were
..:.;<%. ).y tbeir political friends to smother an
.-.^.i!io:i. The Uuie^orn argt^iem u-as
! kfd il»at an iQQuiry would oreate di«rust
: .... !;ii;i^p- tbe party in power.
. . irmskiett QooseVelt was Dot t.. lr rii..v«!
:,.-. HophUtry. and wU^ n be caiif^i iv Jo^erih
s»i»T<w. tben lourth A*>lMant - .jisii-r
«;-::.r:!. aad toU him :o probe the operailun^
<•; M:. v.-M and Beav«-r s to the bottom the*.
"n"-tfc!.^ resll»d that their gun* was up a ji,i
T'....t only tUe law's deiay* htood brtw»«eo theiu
«il4 laapriaoooiem. It has tak*-:i tuore then
two jeani io brtec two chief coMjdjratnw
to Justice. The govornment hais l»e.-:i put to
rtlituirT effort nitd Ibt«lpX i , consider
tWe «*xv»^nbe in prrillVllltnc l^** varioup. itf.rf.n
l«ar<- in t -rooked postal contract*. But th«
eSort and the money have been *rell invested.
lTesi;lent PoaaweU'* admicistration Sia^ ham
a yotslile one in many 'rewpect*. hnt in no re-
tborv notable than in its Baroa^Jromtelns
attitude towart! .iffl^-tnl WToncdoeTH. Tbf par-
UAi-i fe^ir:t lii our politic* ha-s too often led aa
I administration to close Its *»yes to offences com-
IroirtfHl by its own agents and supporters.
j "Which is onr hlanked rascal?" was the Illu
i minatinjr question Thadrteus Stevens once asked
! when the roll was about to be called on a con-
I tested election case In the House of Represontn
i lives. Many an administration has been tempt
| od to shield its own rascals for the sake of
avoiding scandal and injury to its pood name
I or the good name of the party.
President Roosevelt pees dearly that such
an attitude sacrifices the greater good to the
'les«or. He has no tenderness for officials who
misuse their powers and then claim protection
on the ground of party service. Political press
tire was brought to bear to head off the Post
office investigation, Jnst as it was brought to
bear to quash the prosecution of land entry
conspirators and trespasser* on the public do
main. Three United States Senators Re
publicansand two Representatives in Con
—both Republicans — have been indicted in
the la« two years, and the administration bas
shown an absolute impartiality and lack of
political bias in pursuing lawbreakers, whether
inside or outside the public service. This is ■
great and lasting gain for the cause of honest
government. The President has served hi«
country best and his party best by "lifting:
every lid" suspected of concealing corruption
and by allowing no political considerations
whatsoever to interfere with the detection and
punishment of the guilty.
Dr. Eugene H. Porter, Commissioner of
Health for New-York state, finds in the mortal
ity from Typhoid fever last year an extremely
suggestive text. In his annual report he attrib- ,
ute* nearly all of the deaths from that disease
which were reported In 190f, to Impure drinking
water, and hence to an Imperfect prohibition of
the discharge of sewage into streams. Dr.
Porter then asks that larger Bums of money
than have been at his disposal hitherto be ap
propriated to enable him more satisfactorily to
perform the duties which have been or may be
imposed on him by law. Furthermore, he ex
presses the conviction that no new plant for the
disjwsal of sewage should be established until
the plans for it have been considered and ap
proved by the State Commissioner, and also that
all such systems in the state should be exam
ined .-.: lea&t once a year, «<<' as to insure the
utaintenance of the safeguards adopted for the
protection of public water supplies.
To give to the State Commissioner of Health
the powers here referred to new legislation is '
necessary, and Dr. Porter explicitly asks that
they be intrusted to him. The request Is one
which the legislature should grant without delay.
At present this official is authorized only to
"collect information" about disease, to investi
gate the causes of epidemics within his jurisdic
tion, and then file the facts away as material
for reports. That is not enough. In many ,
cases an inquiry by the State Board will lead
local authorities to initiate sanitary reforms
in the Interest of their constituents, but such :
action would be purely voluntary. If there ;
should be any hesitation about remedying an
evil when once it bad been pointed out. it should
be possible to exert a little pressure. It is
hardly conceivable that so intelligent and ener
getic an official as Or Darlington would ever
need any such stimulus, but the occasion for It
might arise in the smaller «*ities and towns of
the State.
In public as well as in private hygiene the
watchword of modern scien'-e is prevention. The
sources of dancer from, tuberculosis, typhoid
fever and some other diseases are now so dis
tinctly recognized that ;i successful warfare
against them is entirely practicable. Failure to
employ the proper means of averting these hu
man afflictions muy justly he regarded as a
crime. The time Ims come when the toleration
of practices which imperil the health of com
munities in looked U}<t>n by well informed and
virtuous people as a disgrace to any common
wealth. Already Massachusetts has gone fur
ther than New- York in the enactment of laws
of the kind Dr. I'<»rter asks for. Is tlie Empire
State willing to allow its neighbor lone to en-
Joy this pre-eminence?
It would bave been safe to predict that Mr.
Louis B. Marks, in his presidentia 1 address to
t-be [nominating Engineering Society in this
cit.v on Tuesday evening, would speak about
recent advances in the art of lighting, supply
statistics showing the extent of the industry.
and. inasmuch as the organization <.f which he
is the bead is « new one. make Rome statement
of Its s<-ope and plans. All of these things he
did with nn ability which revealed his fitness
for the office That he now fill*. But be did
something besides, and this is the more notable
because it was not, i>erhaps. strictly within
his prov;nc*\ and hence betrayed an exception
ally humane spirit. Theoretically, the engineer
limits his endeavor to the accomplishment of
irfven results with the least material and ex
pense. Taking a narrow view of his functions,
the illuminating engineer might say: "I tmder
"take only to show you how to generate a speci
"S^ amount of light at the lowest attainable
"coßt. an<l am not responsible for any unpleas
"ant consequences which may attend its use
"when you have rot it." Mr. Marks does not
•stop at that iMiinr. Having recognized the ex
istence of a grave evil, he frankly points it out.
The public may well thank him for doing so.
Though much attention has already been
given to suitable shades for electric lights. Mr.
Marks declares that the great majority of lights
are still without them. If either an arc or in
candescent lamp is so place.l thnt people will
not be obliged to look directly at It. no harm
can ensue and shades are not required. When,
on the other hnnd. such lights remain in the
field of vision, the eyesight of those who are
obliged to face them - likely to suffer. Mr.
Marks lielieves that unshielded lt»-candle power
Edison lamps in streetcars threaten ••Thine
more than discomfort to passengers. When a
man makes use of those on one side of a car
in reading and holds his paper so a« to hide
ihosc opposite him he experience* no incon
venience, lint if he lays down the paper or
is without one he is often exposed to a glare
that may prove positively injurious to his eyes.
Ground glass bulbs would diffuse the _•;.; anil
make !i less painful. Their use might possi
bly discourage reading, but we doubt it. The
managers of electric railways may with profit
consider what the president <-f •ii- Illuminating
Engineering Society say> on this subject.
The painful intensity of the arc n-ht seems
to require something beside* ground glass iv
some situations. The beKt results are undoubt
edly t-ecurert when the lamps are so disposed
: that they cannot be porn, but so that their
| radLan.-e is distributed by reflectors. A few
vearv ago an experiment was made In an Eng
lish workshop which promised to be a eonspic
! u<»u* improvement on the common are light
I practice. The lamp*- were susjjeuded near a
: ueaiJy whitewashed celling, which threw down-
I ward n large proportion of the radiance, but
| small screens were arranged directly under the
I lamp* to render them Invisible. In details a
: wide departure from this plan .might be per
missible, and even advantageous, but the prin
ciple i<- undoubtedly a sound one to follow
The height of a room, the nature of the work
conducted in It and I nuinlxr of other things
should have ii-.fluenc- in suiting appliances to a
partlralar .-**«.. bn| great benefits ought invaria
bly to attend the Judicious diffusion of light
and ■■■• concealment of its source, and among
■ These advantage! an appreciable economy should
sometime* be d]«coVerable. In pertain situa
tions an arrangement *roakl l«- fntaible that
•would permit a diminished eonwimptlon or
current and yet would yield au aqnaJ or in-
creased practical efficiency. A dim light prop
erly placed Is better than a stroncr on© put
where It doesn't bolonp.
The suggestive remark is made In the news
dispatches describing tho gathering of th« new
Imperial Parliament at Westminster that In
the aspect of the House of Commons every
thing had changed since tiie last Parliament "ex
cept the group of Nationalist members. That
is quite true. The political complexion of the
House has changed as It has seldom done be
fore in all the history of that "Mother of Par
liaments." Nearly one-half the members are
new men who never sat in Parliament before.
Well known faces, oldtlme leaders, are missing.
The government bench Is occupied largely by
strangers. But one part of the House remain*
unchanged, almost precisely as it was and as
it has been for a score of years. The Irish
contingent below the gangway has scarcely
been affected in numbers or in personality by
a revolution otherwise one of the most sweep
ing the United Kingdom has ever known.
In that fact there is food for thought. The
question arises, however, and Is, Indeed, raised
by MM of the Irish leaders themselves,
whether there has been a change in the Na
tionalist spirit. Does Nationalism mean what It
has hitherto meant— secession from the United
Kingdom? A little time ago Mr. Redmond,
perhaps the most authoritative of the Irish
leaders, was earnestly declaring that Ireland
would not abate one Jot or tittle of her de
mand*- that is, in Parnell's historic words, that
she Old not be content until she had broken
the last link that bound her to England— and
it was confidently predicted that, -however much
the Liberals might put Home Rule In abeyance
for campaign purposes, it would promptly be
forced to the front as soon as Parliament as
sembled. Yet, en the other hand, here Is Mr.
O'Brien, who is second only to Mr. Redmond
in technical authority, and who is, perhaps, un
rivalled as an exponent of tho real sentiment
of Ireland, declaring that the Nationalists have
assumed a new attitude, have adopted a pol
icy of conciliation, and have Joined forces with
the Protestants and Orangemen In the promo
tion of that new policy
snoot uoubt Mr. üßrien's knowledge or
ocerity. If Ws statement is true. then.
:;riH been as profound a change in the
• and purpose of the Irish section of the
as there has been m The political com
nnd the personal composition of the
• that body. Such a change must be re
garded as most significant. The cause of it
may be matter of speculation. Not improba
bly it :> to be Found m the sweeping character
of* the Liberal victory. The Irish may realize
mpotence in the face of, a clear Liberal
ncore ovmt all, and therefore dc
"malic the best of the situation with, a
r. But whether that or soma
be cause of it the change dls-
Mr. O'Brien, If made effective, will
ispickHM of ease and facility for the gov
• mvi!; real adrantage for Ire
One effect of the high prices -which resulted
from the smaJlness of th. American cotton crop
of 1903 v. La to revive and Intensify the wish
of European manufacturers to achieve inde
pendence of this country. at their instigation
the governments of Great Britain, Germany
and France made elaborate inquiries into the
possibility of increasing preatly the supply of
cotton from their colonies in Africa and the
"West Indies. Fome of the work thus inspired
has been abandoned for one cause or another,
but some of it has been pushed with sustained
determination. This is especially true of the
campaign begun under German auspices. A
consular report recently received at Washing
ton uives an indication of the progress made
in the last two years in ■•■•.: . -: Africa.
Judged only by statistics of production, the
movement does not yet seem formidable. About
one thousand bales <of • .si' hundred pounds
each* were exported d 1901. and a larger quan
tity was expected last year, though it has not
vet been practicable to estimate the pain. But,
even if as much as two thousand bales had been
shipped, the amount would have been insipnifi
rant. Acain. the means for transporting the
cotton from the interior to the coast are inade
qtiato. and their imperfections add to the cost
of the fibre. Still another embarrassment—per
haps the most serious one — is the fact that the
natives do not yet betray much adaptability to
agricultural pursuits.
There Is another eide to the case, however. A
commission representing l>oth the imperial au
thorities and the cotton spinners of Germany
bas established permanent headquarters in the
colony. From that centre several distinct kinds
of enterprise are conducted. Immense quanti
ties of — : are procured for those who are
willing to plant it. New varieties as -well as
old are bointr tested, in order to ascertain which
is best suited to particular soils. Arrangements
are being made for a judicious distribution of
frinnin? stations, and business firms in German
East Africa have been urged to buy the local
product. Finally, a school has been opened to
train farm laborers and plantation bosses In
the art of cultivating cotton, and it has fully
one hundred pupils.
These are humble beginnings, but. if the
forces now at work continue In operation for
ten years, what will be the result? German
persistence and organization achieve wonders.
They promise to --•■: the present difficulties
hi prowinn cotton. It Is already beyond doubt
that fibre of pood quality can be had in that
quarter of the world, and when a number of
incidental questions that now require considera
tion are nettled the output oucht to Increase
rapidly The principal uncertainty to-day re
lates to the extent of fresh territory in Africa
that can be utilized for tins purpose. Besides
the one colony Just mentioned. Germany has;
three others there, ench of enormous propor
tions, and In Togo- and the Cameroons experi
ments have been made, with equally pratify
ins results. The same preliminary work has
also been undertaken by British and French
njrents on the same continent. These experi
ments encourage the belief that within a few
years the new area devoted to cotton prowl ni;
may be made to yield as much as E<rypt does
now. and perhnps n ~reat deal more.
Indianapolis won a ""it lrg-a! victory last
week when Judpe Feaman. in the United Stares
Circuit Court of Appeals, handed down an opin
ion affirming; the city's right to buy the plant of
the Consumers" ( Jat* Trust Company and sell it
to the Citizens 1 Gas Company. As a result of
the decision the people of Indianapolis expect
within a fear to have cheap gas. cheaper gas. in
fact, than any other city in this country The
Consumers' <sas Trust Company had been a
Heller nt nntural gas. Its supply failed a year
ago. and by a provision in its c-harter the city
was permitted .to buy at its appraised valuation
the company's plant. As is the way with cities,
Indianapolis neither had nor could borrow if it
wished the wherewithal to purchase the works.
It paid $ !<•<► fur an option on them and promptly
sold this option u» the Citizens' Gas Company,
organized tor the emergency under a charter
which restricted its prospective charge to ttO
cents a thousand feet. The officers of the mori
bund Consumer*' company were «*r«»»-a.ble and
facilitated the hale of the option, but a large in
terest of stockholders, perhaps a majority in
terest, brought in during the dying moments of
the natural gas concern— probably for the In
dianapolis Oas Company, visitant i-. ... itself
u^air.st a «ival- ruwh-d ;,, the rourti tt. prevent
lisa tttuutfiT. VCcy cvijteTideii licit the city
could not* buy the plant in preference over any
other prospective buyer; that, having, no money
to pay for It. the city could not buy an option
on the plant, and that, even if It could do the««
things, it could not dispose of such an option to
a private concern. Some recondite consideration
of "vested rights" led the trial Judge to sustain
the contending stockholders. On appeal his web
of learning has been brushed aside, and the pres
ent decision is not ordinarily appealable. Some
new legal point of attack may be discovered, but
the right of Indianapolis to buy Its emancipa
tion on a margin seems secure. Municipal pov
erty Is put In an unusually strong position-
But the legal decision alone will not cheapen
gas. Many things remain to do. First and most
Important, capital must bo made to Interest Itself
in the opportunity of supplying Indianapolis at
00 cents a thousand feet. "Will It? If so. a
striking commentary will be available for all
who run and read upon expert figures relating
to the cost of making and selling 1 gas. The
name of the sew concern, the Citizens* company,
seems to Indicate a tendency to lean rather
heavily on civic sentiment, and not to rely too
entirely On capital In Its unsentimental seeking
of Investment. Householders at some distance
from the existing mains of the old Consumers*
company may pay for extending those mainl
and making connections -with their houses and
receive stock In the new company to the amount
of their expenditures— inducement that hints
the same way as the company's name.
But it would be injudicious to predict. Per
haps capital, with its unprejudiced eye, will ■••
an opportunity in a properly and economically
conducted company, unwatered as to its stock,
selling gas at so low a price. The air Is full of
confusion, intentionally and energetically dif
fused, regarding the cost of gas making. All we
know is that Cleveland, with a 75-cent rate, gets
Its gas cheaper than any other city In this coun
try. In England, however, rates are much lower.
50 cents being common, while a private com
pany supplies Sheffield at 36 cents. The atti
tude of capital toward a GO-cent rate, therefore,
will be the most valuable Instruction that the
development of the Indianapolis gas situation
will afford the rest of the country- The city
itself Is to be congratulated in all respects. It
escapes the pitfalls of municipal ownership and
erects a muniment against rapacity. "Whether
or not the simple expedient of buying salvation
on an option will be of use to any other city
we do not know. The case of Indianapolis may
have been a special one.
The Ohio legislature wants Congress to pass
a railroad rat© bill carrying into effect ''the
Presidents ideas." That is a programme on
■which the country Is practically unanimous.
The House of Representatives has just de
feated a Wife Beaters' Whipping Post bill, in
tended to apply to the federal district. Our law
makers probably realize as well as any other
body of competent observers how few inalienable
privileges are left to the once rampant but now
subjugated and docile "stronger sex."
The order for 4.000.000 ball cartridges re
ceived from the Ordnance Department at the
Frankford Arsenal. Philadelphia, recalls the old
saying, "Every bullet has a billet." The query
naturally suggested is. Where are the billets in
this . ase?
As ; raa conference draws to a close
President Castro manifests a disposition to arbi
trate matter* with Fr.
Notwithstanding the statement made a year or
more ago that British forces in the West Indies
•were to be •withdrawn, the government has de
cided to maintain a white force of artillery and
engineers in Jamaica. H. M. S. Indefatigable,
■with a specially- large complement of marines,
will be an additional safeguard of "West Indian
peace. It will cruise about and be ready to land
anywhere at short notice. There are only police
in the other islands, but the fact that within
three days a naval brigade can be landed on
any island of the group gives a feeling of se
So far not even Mr. Jerome's most enthusiastic
friends have found It necessary to caution him
against undue haste in several matters relating
to his duty as the Nemesis of leaden footed
The ".boom" committees, otherwise known as
"development leagues," keep busy sustaining the
credit and advertising the charms of Western
States. The use of the term "'Webfoot State" is
now as bad form in Oregon as that of "Frisco" Is
In San Francisco. The Oregon Development League
and the State Press Association have solemnly de
cided that henceforth Oregonlans are "Beavers."
not "Tebfoofrs."
Had Not Observed It.— Upjohn (at the ban
quet}—' colonel Is a pood after dinner speaker,
but did you notice how queerly he mix •■ his meta
Mr. Struckoyle— Why— er— no: he's been taking
•em «traigat. I think, so far.— (Chicago Tribune.
Montagu Brown was full of military ardor, and
he was endeavoring to enlist In the London Scottish
Volunteers. Of course, he was asked If he- were a
Scotchman, according; to "Answers."
"No; not much." he replied.
"Parents Scotch?'" asked th« staff sergeant.
"No: Bethnal Green." said Montagu.
"Well, unless you have some connection with
Scotland you can't Join." he was told. And he
pondered for a moment.
"I've got some property- In Scotland," he said, at
"Ah. that Will be all right!" said the sergeant.
and proceeded to enlist him.
Before he left, however, the sergeant turned to
"Would you mind informing me in what rart o f
Scotland your property is situated?" he asked.
"Oh. yes." said the recruit. "I've pot a football
Jersey In the Perth Dye Works!"
Among Friends.— "Whew! What. Lottie Brown
engaged? That proves what I've always said— that
no matter how plain and badly tempered a rtrl
may be. there's always a fool ready to marry her
Who's the poor man?"
"I am!"— (Life.
In an East Indian newspaper appeared an ad
vertisement: "How to Cure Red Noses perma
nently; absolute secrecy: send 2a, Sd. and stamped
envelope." Many ladies, thinking their noses
pinker than was becoming, wrote, and on opening
their stamped envelope read: ••< •„, on drinking until
it becomes purple."
The ambitious country lad had been reading the
town papers. "Dad." he said at breakfast one
momluK. "I'm tired of this here farm life. 1 warn
to go to town and *>*> a corporation lawyer or fren
zied financier, or something of the kind"
The old man frowned.
"Don! talk such nonsense." he remonstrated
"If you really have a atrong ambition to co to iaii
you 'an steal somebody's pig- right around here
without poms to all the expense of going to town ••
—^Chicago News. * ""*"•
The Chinese Minister at Washington tells this
dog story: Than was a Chines* who bad thre«
dogs. When he came home one evening he found
them asleep on hi* couch of teakwood and marbl«
He whipped t::,-m and drove them forth. The n^xt
night, when ho rame home, th<? dogs were lyinc
on the, floor. But he. placed his hand on the conch
and found It warm from their bodies. Therefore he
gave them another whipping. The third night re
turning earlier than usual, he found lh« doss' sit
ting before the much, blowing on It to cool It.
Here is a pood atorv of Andrew K'tririi/tt- .*
well known B o!fer. Lord PuX^ea^ed rW of
had pa me from Andrew, and a f,w" ™, s"m » "1
at hi* 1 7 ; \" :
h,pp«n.d in conn^-tton wUn"'^ n "«u k"^
Tl.ere wan in the morning a Hahl sorinun,. ;
•mow ..n the ground, and putting was I -™lii- 8 ?
ver>- dimcult. aa the ball in it^ tAt i rtlnßly
irreen gathered mow a» it w"nt "1 V"* 3 tn "
wtrh dl.mi
Th*- mgentou* and farse^mK *ro t '^r *" muUle -
About People and Social Incident*,
Many 'More Rich and Rare Ones
Arrive— The Wedding Plans.
[KVom The TrltK23« Bur»»u. I ■
Washington. Feb. 14.— President Roosevelt m
attend the ante-nuptial dinner to-morrow night of
hi» prospective son-in-law. Representative Nicholas
Lonjrworth. and. with Secretary Tart and Speaker
Cannon there. It will be one of the most notaal*
"stag" dinners ever given by a bridegroom. The
party, consisting of President Roosevelt. Secretary
Taft. Speaker Cannon. Theodore Roosevelt, jr..
Thomas Nelson Perkins, of Boston. the best man:
Quinry Adams Shaw. Jr.. Francis R. Baf.g". Csuy
Norman. Larz Anderson. Viscount de t'bambrun.
Frederick Wlnthrop and others. fill pledge the
bridegroom's health, and there will undoubtedly be
nome brilliant toasts. Notwithstanding the fart
that Representative Longworth Is to h« the Presi
dent's son-in-law within two more days, he win a
great point in having the Chief Executive break
the ironbound rule that the President should not
dine outside the White House.
Another delightfully planned dinner party for Mr.
Long-worth la that arranged by Major McCawley
and the other aids of the White House, who have
ln\"iteJ him. with his beat man and ushers, to a
dinner at the Alibi Club on Friday night.
Senator Kean. of New-Jersey, will Rive >. lar*^
reception on Friday nlpht In compliment to th«
out of town guests here to attend the wedding and
hati Invited to meet them the New-Jersey delega
tion In Congress and a number of other official
Miss Roosevelt took Mr. Lonsrworth to the Capi
tol this morning, and. on her return to the White
House, stopped at her milliner's to have a final
adjustment of several of her hats. Her trousseau
la now practically finished, and she is devoting
herself to planning the decorations and arrange
ments for the wllfllflnj Mrs. Roosevelt has actu
ally done all the preliminary work ' herself, and so
skilfully has she thought the -whole project out
that she might well be called the first decorator
In the land. Her ideas and plans are excellent and
artistic in the extreme.
Seven hundred guests out of the- one thousand
Invited to the weddins have accented, and already
nearly five hundred presents have arrived, with, as
many more yet to come. The basement of the
"White Hcuae presents Oka appearance of a pack
ing house, so filled are some of the lower room*
with boxes, paper, excelsior and other packing ma
terials. No woman, perhaps. In this country ever
received so many or such h&ndsoma gifts
Naturally enough, far more interest attaches to
the gitta sent by foreign powers than to others,
and from that source up to date the presents have
been particularly rich. The sift of the Enrperor of,
Austria arrived to-day. It is a Jewelled pendant
and chain of great beauty.
Joy reigned In M!3S Roosevelt's part of the White
House to-day -when the huge silver loving cup pre
sented by the New-York delegation was deliver*!.
It was selected some days ago and sent to New-
Tork to be engraved. It has been decided that the
Hay: San Minister and Mac. L4ger will adopt the
plan of many of the other diplomats, and send
flowers on Saturday morning:, their selection being:
white roses.
So far Miss Roosevelt Is said to have received in
the collection of five hundred gifts twenty fans.
twelve necklaces and chains, twenty-two brooches.
twenty vases, ten loving 1 cups and punch bowls,
one hundred yards of lace, one thousand pieces of
line china, fifteen rings, ten bracelets, eighteen
watches, and docks, four full sets or asses and
hundreds of other articles not duplicates, i There
are no finder bowls, few lamps, no andirons, only
a few pictures and no books.
Of the fans presented. or.« of the handsomest was
pent to-day by the French Ambassador and lime.
Jusserand. It la of sweeping ostrich plumes of
white, mounted on tortoiaeshel! sticks and bear
ing the monogram of Ml.-s Roosevelt in gold. Vis
count d* <,'hainbnin sent a beautiful painted fan.
and M:i> Jean Reid another, while that sent by
Senator and Mrs. Spooner to-day — a jewelled fan
from TtfTa.ny'3 one of the prettiest of the col
Some of the notable foreign gifts Include the now
well known tapestry from the French Republic.
the silver repoussg bowl and embroideries from
the Emperor of Japan, the necklace and pendant
from the Emperor of Austria, the dower chest.
filled with rare gifts, from the Empress of China,
the valuable gold arid inlaid tar - from the Kin?
of Italy, a splendid mosaic from Pope Pius X.
taken from a famous paintliig in the Vatican; two
Sevres va?. - from the President of France, a
bracelet from the Emperor of Germany, and an
tique pieces of Jewelry from the King of Spain.
Others are yet to be heard from.
Among- the gifts which might be termed political
is that from the Ohio delegation in the Hous-,
while the New-York delegation, not to be outdone.
■eat an equally handsome silver offering, theirs
being a lovinx cup instead of a punch bowl. The
Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ho.- thinking
two loving cups might be acceptable, also selected
on»>, of the most generous size, for presentation.
The crowning gift of -..-.-- however, was
the necklace and pendant from, the party that ac
companied Secretary Taft to the Philippines.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Feb. 14.— President Roosevelt this
afternoon received a delegation of pupils of the
Mana.'sas Industrial Colored School, -who were In
troduced by Booker T. Washington. Th« children
sang several songs and were treated to a little
speech by the President.
The President went horseback riding with Secre
tary Root this afternoon. Before leaving his offlce
he had a consultation with Secretary Bonaparte,
who called to discuss a depart - matter.
A delegation from the American Civic Associa
tion and the Merchants' Association, of New- York
called on M President this morning to hand him
a petition asking for the negotiation of a treaty
with the British government which shall pledge
the two nations to the preservation of Niagara
Falls. J. Horace McFarland. of Harrisbursr and
Clinton R. Woodruff, of Philadelphia, were the
representatives of the Civic Association, and Fred
erick B. De Berard. of New- York, spoke for th*
President Roosevelt was obliged to decline two
invitations this morning. The first was tendered
hy Representative Taylor and H. M. Dougherty
of Columbus. Ohio, who asked him to attend the
dedication of a memorial arch in honor of Presi
dent McKinley some Time In next May. The aecond
Invitation was presented hy Representative TVa—e
of Maryland, and a delegation of the \u cC he '
Grove Association Chautauqua, who asked Mm to
speak before the organization at Cumberland 'any
day next summer he may be pleased to naiß(l
Among the callers at the White House "to-day
ware Professor George R. Lawrence, of «*hicago
who came to tell the President about his aerial
photographic apparatus for us© i n warfare- th
members of the Dawea Indian Commiasion ' who
discussod the needs of the tribes in \>w-Tork art
Alaska: Senators Klttredge. liver La p>H V
Bevertrfge. Ankeny. Piles. Blackbur^, (Ulw and
Brandegee; Speaker Cannon. Representatives I it
tauer. Curtis. Chapman. Sperry. Rodenburg K«.'fer
Reedcr and ald " r - and Secretarie., Shaw aadIMMJ
'*>"" Tho Trtt.un* Kill--.,! |
Washinpton. Feb. 14.— The Austria* Ann ador
and Baron*.. HentrtmtOter were ho , t- to-r^r »7
dinner, th^ir C Uf«ts te!n ff the S*oreta-v of <-
merce ami Labor and Mrs. Metcalf s-r ° m
Mr. N. anci.,. th. Minister from Cuba a^Mm"*
Qu<>sada. t.'ount and Countess Matushik* xr
Mr* Hurh L* K are. Mr and Mr, oSbS Sf
and Mr,. Boardman. Mr,. Shertdan Mia, StW
cub* ";.
Cotowl MorreM. Mr. Smoll.y and Mr D. toS^S
of the Austrian Embassy. " n ' n S!
The Frvneh Ambassador and Mm*. Jusstranrt
tertair.od a dinner party to-nUht. in •*
[From Th» Tni.u R * .■-•.. i
Washington. F«h. H.-S,n«or and Mr , r'k.n
trained at dinner •£**, Ju , tlr . g £^^
lan. Senator and Mr.. ,\ o Clark. sJr,
Mn.^MCT.ary. Senator Danfl. 'Sp^Jb?""
Mr, Gain.,. Mr,. Sanoris. ex-3ena "r SIS
Faulkner. ex-Senator Davts. Mr and Mrl x.
Vea,h Min.r. General Laushhn. mT,, iStl^S
Judge Hubb.nl. of W*h M Un . nd o " e )V * "**
B^. and Mr.. Root. th. fl^l^i^SSLS
-*n, v*« Attorney r^n.-,^ Ju|l
Holmes. Senator «nd Jfr». Dry<s*n. fm,,^ ta
Mm. IVetmore. Senator Kean. Mis* Lucy V
Senator Crane. Senator Warren. AdairaJ auy j£
Cowle*. the Assistant Secretary of Staf» aal jj"*
Bacon. Mr. and Mrs. William SUter. M?. g^ £*"*•
Wayne MarVeach. Mr. and Mr*. Pinchot U- "IZI
Mrs. f;^>rs« 1^ Bradl*r. Mr. and Mrs." 87.3^
Mr. and Mm. ■""«' Mr. and Mrs. Hasne. J^ -^
Mrs, Bayard H»nrv of Philadelphia: '^rm^"
Mm. Drap*r. <>n»rai and Mm. Storey. SltsTb""
!»\-. Mm. Ttw-.. Mrs. Warder. Mrs. a*ra^?
Mm. Hobart. Mr. and Mm. Ke*p. M!as Bcarir^"
MUis William*. Mian Ow^nn*. Governor 3la<Qni'
Admiral O'Nwl. Mr. Shont* and G«n«ral CrozJ.7
Th#» charity ball cir^n tr>-ni*ht at th» ■»?»-
TVHlard for tn» h#Rf>at of th*« Chinese Hospitaj %—
att^nd»d, by the majority of pwjpl* in 'WasiJ-j^.
*Ki*«ty. Amonc th^ sixty —^»«t»»» w«r« jj,
»iv»« of ambassador*. CftMavt a«a»b«n and j^
tie** of the Supr»rne <"ourt. Th- w?m«a •rho*r».
.-»tv»d wan Mm. Bat»*. Mm t>a-:s. Mrm. -•-_'•>>
Bradley and Mrs. Le»ch. Alexander -- <are7ej|^r
man r.l the floor committee, was as»'.»tis<l by r»«
hunttrefl- yourg men.
Amnn? the dinner hosts of to-nfeht ■wer» c»
courrsellor of t^e. British Emhaasy and tAdy Sato
Townley. <*ohn»! and Mrs. Fleming. Mr. as* Mrs,
Arthur Lee. Mr. and Mm. Horace W»stn>tC Gsa.
eral and Mm. Alien ar.d Justi--e and Mra. , *saw
Araatfur theatrical performances, of which %
■eruption will b« found els*->rh»ri» In this !s«s,e. -^*
given by- Miss Dorothy Whitney, ill3s ITlsls Sleek
Miss Katherine Atterbury. M!» Ethel Cott"-
Miss Lorraine ff>' — and other d«in:t3£-»
forminic part of the Junior League, at th* Bciei^.
Lyceum Theatre, yesterday afteraoon sad er»-*->»
for the beneflt of School 9ett!«iaent ■wart ■— i
will be another jx-rformaace this «v«nlag. j*—^
of ■i »**tj in th* a-jdlene« were Hr. a=4 %.
Robert Endlcott. Miss Gladys Eadlcoti. Mrm. Jala
E. Cowdln. Mrs. Jaaes ■^■'. Gerarl. Mi« One*
Sedirwicic. Mrs. Henry S. Redmond, itrs. Chad;,
M. Oelrlchs. Mrs. John H. Prer.tice. Mrs. G-wrr»
H. Bead. Mrs. Charles Ste«:e. Boi r-acraar TT«.
more. Miss Mary Cross. Miss c: -- Mer:»d in*
bury. Mrs. J. Nelaoc Borland. Mrs. W. Sevs^
Webb. Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer. Mrs. W. -- K. Buries.
Mrs. William Douglas Sloaaft. Mrs. Wl^*ai v
SchieZelin. Mrs. A. Lanfeor Norrle, Mrs. \rir7?a
Delano, the M'.ssea Laura and Ellen Delaaa, Ural
Frederick Wh:ttrids». M 133 Evelya Parsoas, .-,_
Preacott Lawrence. Miss Kathar:n* Lawrsnca. JCsa
Therese Isella. M*a. John H. McCaHcugh. jtjj.
lea RiTi-es. Miaa Cyathia Roch». Mrs. Clesa-* C
Moor* and Miss Allcs Van Rensselaer.
The marriage of Ralph ETQ*, of the '"itrli
bocker Club, and former master of th% Healer
Brook Club housds. to illas Czabeth "Wardar «3
take place at Washington to-iay a.: ths hoss« c;
Mrs. Benjamin F. Warder, the bride's nsoth«r. Tli»
er-ffa^emert was ar.r-o-ine»d at ' . „,:r . -.7
last Friday, and if the isarriag-* has folio-wed m
quickly It is in order to adsrit of the pr«aes»
at the ceremony of ths bride's lister, Mrs. Tul
Thoraa. who Is obliged to sail far " _rope> ■to-nar
Mrs. Zbea "Wright entertained at dinzar last visit
at her housa. in "West ZZd-st.. Jor tie ~ia«=«:(Ji
who will attend Miss Gertrude Pell at her aur
rla^e to Fraacls Cuanisg^ara Bishop, la CalTir?
CharcX next TV«dnesday. Th« part 7 'rvrirtA^ vt««
Cynthia Roche. Miss I^ura 3wa-, M.«» T*TTa Bbt-
E*tt and M'ss Mar.a iloran.
Miss Furslas also says ■ d'ns?r last rJSiKattor
house In sth-aTe.
Mr. Hi Mrs. Georgs W. Folaora wHI Ibkt» t3T*i»
day after to-racrrow for Floriia. where tier wJU
remain until the end of March. .".'.--■ E -al T-:'iwair.
sailed yesterday on beard tie Baltis ftr Esrsp*
wiih her aunt. Mrs. Joseph "SVhistler. who to ta
deep inoumin? ?or her htisbaad. Trto <Hsd lut
Amonsr tho— who wQ leav* rsnra to-morrow isr
"Washington to attend th» Treddtnj at ti« ~"U"»
House on Saturday are Mr. and Sirs. Robert Got
let. Mr. ar.d Mrs. Robert Fultaa Cutting. -!\ Ml
airs. Paul ilcrton and Miss Morten. l£r. »R.i Mr*-
O?den Mills. -w!th tha Misses Gladys a2.1l E«ajri»
Mills. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pajrn* TVfcitser; it. at
Mrs. James a Burden and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. H»
rtman. wtth the Ha Cornelia and Mary _—■
man. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson, -wtzh Him
Cartnoa Douglas Robinson. Mr and Mrs. Frederick-
Roosevelt. Mr. and Mrs. W. F.r^len Rooaarr«lt. 3fc*
Hllborne L. Roosevelt and Miss Dcrotny Rooa«^eit.
as well as several other o* tie rsla.ttv«» at t5»
President and Mrs. Roosevelt, left •-¥- for tte
national capital yesterday.
Sherry's will be zhi scene Mi afteraoca at •
musical under the direction of Victor Harris Jor tJ»
h*>neflt of the Hospital for Scarlet Terrvr asi
Diphtheria Patients, at East ISth-st. asd tiis SUB
River Mrs. John TV. Mlnttrra. Mrs. J. Pler^ai
Morgan. Mrs. ' i"-.»- Mrs. Zlbriisre T. 09777.
Mrs. William Douglas 31oa=» and Mrs. \stor «•
the committee of patronesses Irs charge of t!s«
The marriage of Clark Potter Read r» Miss Esa
rietta C W^atherbee. taoxhtar of M-. and i£rs.
Edwin 11. We&therbae, will ttks ;lac» this after
noon at the> Church of the Incamaticn. Tire cere
mony will be performed by Bishop Coadjutor 3a7ld
H. G-~ Tne bride wi:i liave her aister. 31139 May
A. "U'eathertee. a? her rr.aii of ho^cr, mt 3l!ss
Elsie Ijidi. Miss Mar Hyde ar.d the illsaes Helen
and Edith Read as bridesmaids. The -rid«»n»»
will have H!fks» Arnold \V»at horses as bis be«
man. Sewai: Boardman, Stephen Barker. Harold H.
Oddie. TTiimiTl Cartfr. Morris Groves. Charles 3-
Bulkley. James H. McLean ar.d Iler.ry GrusaeririU
act as ushers. The eeremonj- will be followed by a
reception given by the parents of th~ fcrtds as t^*^
house, in Madi.«on-ave
Industrial School Embroidery Class 13£*
Table Centrepiece for Miss EocsevelJ.
The puyils of the colored tadostrtsl «T«ni=T
school of Public School- No. SO. in V.Vst -Uat-su.
have prepared a weddirsr StJt for M:33 Alice Room
vett. It is a tabla centreaiece cf Irish *:r.-a. bor
dered with Ctaxj lac*»
Ever siaca Miss Roosevelt's ersga?;<?n!er.C to Ccs
gressman Nicholas Lor.gworth was ar.nour.cad tl»
forty pupils in the embroidery c!3ss >.ava xm *•»
on the gift, and fntadtj they wer« In fc:sS &'•**
When the final touch was'eiven tr» the p:ec* *sd ft
was pror.ouneed ready to be sent to Wassiag»a-
The afe? or the pupils rasff" fro:n t'.shiten »
thirty years.
The de«:«n was made by Miss Fra-i~«9 Z»n«f-.
mayer. who su^erinter.ded" the work.
Francesco Fancmlli. th« bundmaaT^r. w*o ~oa»
posed the ode. "One FUiff. One Countrr." wslcs
was sung t>r a chorus of ftve hsiadred voices «J
the, Inaus-.:r.itlon of Presuient Roosevelt. ha» coas
pose.l a wedding march which he has narr.ed to:
Miss Alice Roosevelt. She has expressed in a let
ter to the etniposer her appreciation oi the dedica
tion, and he will C !v»» lirr a nwv ur tfte morciJ.
printed In gold, us a weddins present.
tEy T»li>Kraph to The Tr-.t>ui;<* 1
Cleveland. VVb. li._Aliss .Mary t'orr. a tele«rm;a
operator. to-<iay rect-iveU a letter of thar.Ws fro«a
Miss •Roosevelt for a letter of con grit uiation «J»
had sent. The letter was la M!ss Roo.«eve!t'3 o«a
handwriting, and said: -Many thanks for yoar
Kot>U mish-s."
IBj Trlrgraph tt> Thp Trthuar. i
atchmond. Va.. F.-b. U. -<•. rl rfynitir * Ca te
rclTtd .1 telesraphiv- tarmac* from New-Y^rk tS'*
iconutts to forward immediately to Miss AUe»
RiKweveU a hiirn?! of »etevt Alhemiir:© p:y^lna •« 3
To-n:Kh;. in Philadelphia. William Wtntsr. of Tfe«
Tribune, will .i.Uver :in adir«-» teiov O» Art
*"uh of tha: «:ty on the cun»ltt:.in of tne -UQericaa

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