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r : , • • . ■ • CTK>M THE »sw Tonic TRIBUNE WEEKLY lUSVTEW JJVT B)
Latest Foreign ,Nebuj About HooK-s.
London, May 4.
- Joseph Morris** new book on the Far East en
titled The Makers of Japan." which is being fa
vorably noticed by the reviewers. „ a time , and
well informed work. Qunier-Cbueh'a • ook about
George Eliot Is nearly ready for publication, and
. the important work on the art of Jean Francois
. Mill* is reported to be well advanced Lucys
-History of the Unionist Parliament" and George
ftus*eirs "Social Silhouettes" are also coming out
soon, but nearly all the serious books in the
j hands of the publishers are being held In reserve
until the autumn, when it Is hoped that the
. times will be more propitious for new ventures
.in the book world. Burke* "Speeches on Amer
ica" makes a useful addition to the Temple
Classic Mrs. Craigle's and Ellen Thorneycroft
. FowWa new novels dealing with religious ideas
and politics will be brought out shortly, but
TiooK-s Tcople Are Heading.
popular books of the week, according to the
and* at the circulating department, are
as follows:
Ad •■'• Fiction— Wister's "L*dy Baltimore"; Thurs
tori ? "The Gambler"; Runkle's "The Truth
: Tolna."
jjvf-. v Fiction— Clemens's "Adventures of Huckle
hern Finn"; Lang's "Red Fairy Book": Sid
- The Five Little Peppers Grown. Up."
ifO'is-Vin Dyke's "The Opal Sea": "The
':. t Pay'; FitxgeraUrs "Life of Sir Henry
Irvirp "
CON' ~il E?FI<~>NAL LIBRARY. — "Washington.
4 The following list of books railed for
atcs the tfstes in the Library of Con
pr>«<« This week:
■hter Tv Milan's "A Short History of the Phil-
Zilliacus's "The Russian Revolutionary
Movement"; Yonge's "Greece"
DrrlTT*l-r and Travel— Crawford's "Palve Vene-
Mar.afTys •Rambles in Greece"; Single-
Holland' ; Ball's "Paris in Itp Splendor."
BWra, ! - r^sby's "Garrleon, the Non-Resistant";
Beeseby ■ Damon": Browne "The Glory Seek
-ron'o 'The Story of My Life."
Yon Hutton's "Pam Decides": Green's
man in the Alcove": Grant's "The Law
p r . ikere' ; Wister's "Laly Baltimore."
«■».«, tna mm — Boscowltz's "Earthquakes"; Home's
"Buried Cities of Vesuvius". Stevenson's essays.
BUFFALO PUBLJC LlßßAßY— Buffalo. May
4 —A^cnrdlns; to the demands made at the
Bufait Public Library during the last week
•a-ing named books were the most
jrjr::.,r- Remington's "The Way of an Indian";
Bu'r.'*-'s 'The Dawn of a To-morrow";
les's 'The Lady and the Ladder"; Gilson's
"M;ss Primrose."
Juv^r. iv«— M'-rriam's "Birds Through an Opera
- . O:bfon'« "Sharp Eyes"; Beard's "Out
- Handy Book"; Lerennni's "Plnocchio— the
adventures of a Marionette."
yi.t ■:'. ..&: .'.-■— Hy slop's "Enigmas of Psychical R<»-
I'S.ughlin's "The Complete Hostess";
Reynolds's "Motoring for Moderate Incomes";
- * A Wanderer In Holland."
What JV- y+ BooKseller* Say Ghejr
Are +S el ling Most.
The Fix best selling books In New York th is week, as reported to The New- York Tribune
P.^-viow. were taken in the following order:
BsJtbnere" Owen Wleter f-phe Macmillan Company) $1 50
>r!: Re * E - B *ach (Harper & Brothers) .... 150
Bettina yon Hutten fDodd. Mead & Co) 150
4 Tv Boose of a Thousand Candles"... Meredith Nicholson (The Bobbs-Merrill Co ) 150
-">* Irvlll X Bacheller (Harper & Brothers).. a6O
■ Truth About Tolna" : Bertha Runkle (Thp ,> ntury Company) 150
A ■ olun c r.f short Ftorics by Morrison I. Swift,
' • hfch have before appeared in prlr.t, is
for immediate publication by the In
•regs. New York. The book tak^s
th<> leading story. "The Damask
Moet families who indulge In the luxury of
fervants may think that It Is bad enough tb
fcavo to «»ndure the presence. of "The T'p-to-date
Waitress" without having to read about her.
But the volume which Janet McKenzle Hill has
written with the above title, and Which Little.
Bro-A-n & Co. have Just published, will be found
to deal rather with the. art than with the arts
of th*- domestic Hebe. The author is the Editor
of ' The Boston Cooking School Magazine," and
has also written books on "Salads, Sandwiches
end Chafing Dish Dainties" and on "Practical
Cooking.and Serving."
Txo novels by Louis Joseph Vance, the author
of "Terence O'Rourke." are to he brought out
toon in London by the Grant Richards publish
ing house. One of these stories. "The Private
War," has just been published here by D Apple
ton & Co.; the other. "Milady of the Mercena
rlei makes its first appearance in England.
Gforge Sylvester Viereck. who two years ago
brought out a. volume of German lyrics, entitled
"G^dichte," Is now preparing to publish through
Br<--ntano's a work in English, called "A Game
»t Love, and Other Plays," which is described
as "novels cast in dramatic form." Professor
Calvin Thomas, of Columbia University, is
<juote<3 as having said of the book, which he
«3Ti- In manuscript, that it was "a most unusual
rhf-r.orrier.on." Whether this was intended as
Jiralss or amazement may be determined only
when the volume comes from the press.
"The Sou', of the People." a recent publication
turjr Company, is the work of William
R, who rruu2e a lively if ineffectual can-
Mayor of New York in the last
iT.paign as the candidate of the Re
rty In his book Mr. Ivlns indulges
discussion of the America of
' «sential characteristics. Its national
shortcomings and its limitless
Professor Harry Thureton Peck remains an
Irreconcilable in the matter of simplified spelling,
a subjer t in which his friend and colleague. Pro
fessor rar.der Matthews, is taking so active an
lr.ter*?:. In the current number of "The Book
tcan" Dr. Peck thus delivers himself in regard
to this Carnegie-subsidized movement:
The members of the simplified spelling board are
an sble band. There are several university pre«!
<!«:.t* among them, and also the prejjident of a
<::«-=* savings institution. Of course. Mr. Carnegie
J« there; and Mark Twain, as is most fitting, since
tf» whole thing la a stupendous Joke. Our old
frter.-i Brander Matthew* is the chairman. It is a
cartons circumstance, but we have often received
itUer* from many of the gentlemen who makeup
the Fimplifl«d spelling board, and w« have never
o*?ned that In these letters their spelling was
*ny different from ours. Their proposed reform
*culd l iL so much more convincing to the average
man if they would only heroically lead the »a.> In
It themselves. Vet even Mr. Carnegie, who is put
tn s up the money. wrote us a letter not naan>
*c? k ; e»T and he spelled his words according
to emed usage. Professor Matthews has. «c
hew advocated a perfect freedom in the
aauer of spelling, advising every one for a while
to *pe!i exactly as he pleases, until finally a definite
>d"«"ographyehall *>* evolved^ If we were
to a«.k him why hi do*, not spell as he £>•""«•• »>•
would probably say: "I do: only It happens to
M*a«» m*. to spell in ; the usual way In other
won, prefer, to .pell like a B'r.tkn.a., ru.hn
than lik» I bocr. But so does everybodj else, *£
t«r a, he can- and that is what is Koine to knock
tee bottom^ut of this simplified spelling buslnc.s.
The Fleming H. Revell Company, as the
American publisher ; of the authorized text
book* o? the new "universal" langucs*. "E*p*
nuuo." in Its effort* to ex^te Interest in tills
ready mad* means of international intercom
munication, announce* with satisfaction that In
Sioseew Mile. T*mara has made a great success
«is«uiji topical soc's** la 'Esperanto.' " Probably
even in the domain of fiction the publisher* are
yielding to tbelr fears and wlthholdln* many
of their more important novels until September.
L N. F.
/ Paris. May 4.
The mopt noteworthy publication of the week
in the French capital is a thoughtful volume
by Charles Cost re. issued by Hachette. with the
title "1a Revolution Frangalse et les Poetes
Anglais, 1789 to 1809." in which the author an
alyzes the influence of the French Revolution
on liberal thought and sentiment in Great
Britain. From Lemerre comes "LAme Etoile."
a volume of symbolic and descriptive poems by
Emile Blemont, while the most entertaining work
of fiction is Paul Acker's "La Petite Madame de.
Thianges." a clever, up to date Parisian novel,
published by Calmann-Levy. C. I. B.
—Among the books most frequently in de
mand at the Boston Public Library during
the week were the following:
Fiction— Wei "The Dorrance Domain": Wade's
t. n ,. LJttle Indians" and "Ten Big Indians":
Tomllnson's "A Soldier of the Wilderness":
Fox ■ "The Rainbow Bridge": Herford's "The
Fairy Oodmother-in-Law": Smith's "The Wood
nre In No. 3"; Burnett's "A Little Princess";
Wharton's "The House of Mirth": Brainerds
Concerning Belinda"; Le Gallienne's "Ro
ma" cc " of Old France"; Crockett's "The Cherry
Riband'; Day's "Squire Phin"; Loomis's "Mi
nerva s Manoeuvres."
Mlß iV 7J7 J8 J , mess " In nnd Out of the Old Mis-
It« R.? .i Callfornla "' : Mahan '» "Sea Power in
"Th^T^ On =". to the War of 1812 "- Gettemy-s
' and = I?"-, e iTl?' of Paul Revere-; "Hamilton's
Henrfv 8 il afr Of % r>s «c™P Book": "Letters of
t?n£l' k XSS^ 1 , : Hu «»*'» "The Abolitionists"; Ey
tinge s "The Memories of Rose Eytinge."
pnia. May 4.— The books most read this week
are as follows: ,
Hl9 of r An^H^'? r"' H . istol 3: •* the United States
CivUWar!" = " the True Hlstor y ot the
De ?a 1 re tl S" v?. d .avel-Guerber"s "How to Pre-
Adriattc.'^ ** ; Clement ' 8 ".The Queen of the
°l^hoolrnl < - over>"0 ver> " "Memories of a Great
Barorv of aB ! h d « Its .. Co «fee' 8 " : Vela's "The
Fiction-Lloyds "Six Stars"; White's "In Our
Town"; Pemberton's "My Sword for Lafayette"
Hark .?I 8 1 S A Romai of the Nursery" • Mitch
ell's "A Diplomatic Adventure" Wister's "Lady
Baltimore": Runkle's The Truth About Tolfa"-
Sinclair's "The Jungle"; Ha>' 8 "A Motor Tar
Divorce": De la Pasture's "The Man from Amer-
Dam : a " ey ' 8 "** m '"' ™ehrtsffi '"Zrida
her hearers believed they were listening to a
Russian dialect comedienne.
Dr. Forest Ray Moulton. assistant professor of
astronomy in the University of Chicago, has pre
pared "An Introduction to Astronomy," which
has Just been published by thft Macmillan Com
pany. Recognizing the value of "the laboratory
method" in the study of science, the author in
troduces a chapter on constellations almost at
the beginning- of the volume, in order to gain
for the student the advantage and pleasure that
fome from a first hand knowledge that can be
utilized by any observer in a clear evening sky.
Numerous suggestions are given for practical
observations, with and without the telescope, so
'hat the student, acquiring an early acquaint
ance with the heavens, shall continue his ob
servations as long; as he continues in the sub
■ ' Dr. Moulton seeks to avoid the danger of
overestimating the value of theories by citing
th" numerous examples where they have been
abandoned or modified as a result of new ob
servational data, or by a more critical analysis
of the old. At the fame time he Rives the stu
dent a weli balanced conception of the astron
omy of the present day. The book is freely
illustrated with an abundance of photographic
material from the Lick, the Yerkes and other
Early last year Funk & Wagnalls offered a
series of prizes to teachers In the United States
for the best essays on a large number of topics
covering hroadly the whole subject of teaching.
The winning essays have now been incorporated
in a book under the title of "Successful Teach
ing-," with an introduction by James M. Green
wood, superintendent of public schools, Kansas
City, Mo. In awarding the prizes, th? Judges
sought to make practicability the deciding con
sideration, and the volume embodies accordingly
accounts of many new and successful meth
ods now being employed by American teachers
In all parts of the country, and undPr widely
varying circumstances and conditions.
Ingenious publishers are ready with decorated
blank books for every possible occasion. The
other day it was a tastefully designed volume in
which the college girl could keep the record of
student days. Now the H. M. Caldwell <"om
priny. of Boston, are putting forth "My Lady's
Point of View." designed by A. J. lorio. de
scribed as "half memory book and half diary. In
tended to cover as fully as possible the interest
ing points of a young girl's life from the time of
her dtbut to the momentous occasion of her mar
riage." Can it be that after that she will be ex
pected to follow 'My Gentleman's Point of
View"? No indication is given of the number
of years the book is supposed to cover.
Professor John A. Fairlle, of the University
of Wisconsin, is the author of the next volume
of The Century Company's "American State"
series, to l* entitled "Local Government in the
United States <Oities Exrepted>." The volume
is now in press. The titles and authors of the
remaining volumes in the series are: "The
American Executive and Executive Methods."
by President J. H. Flnley, of the College of the
City of New York, and "American Legislatures
and Legislative Methods." by Professor Paul S.
Reinach, of the University of Wisconsin.
The annual meeting r.f the patrons, members and
subscribers cf the Home for Aged and Infirm He
brews was held at. the Homo building. 106 th
street, near Columbus avenue, yesterday morning.
The following officers for the ensuing year were
elected: President. Jul'us D&llln; first vice presi
dent. Mrs. J. %• Coblens; second vice president. A.
Conn; treasurer. I. Boskowltz; trustees for two
years, Mrs. Lionel Sutro and Max Radt; trustees
for three years, Mrs. E. Einstein, Mrs. J. E. Hy
ams, Mrs. Leopold Cahn, Frederick Nathan. My
ron I. Borp. Herman Rawltser and I. Boswitz. Th<»
report cf the finance committee sheweu that, with
a balance <f Jf.5.331 last year, the receipts during
the year ha<* amounted to $'?. .';"». The expendi
tures v. ere 55*,939, leaving -a balance of 132,707.
Illness Causes Edwin W. Clark to
KM Himself.
Edwin W. Clark, sixjy-four years old, a wealthy
retired cotton broker, living with his wife in a six
room suite in the Hotel Marseille, at Broadway and
103 d street, committed suicide there yesterday morn
ing by shooting himself in the right temple. HI9
death was instant. His wife, who was In an ad
joining room, heard the shot, ran into her hus
band's room, and found him lying on the bed, with
the revolver still clasped In his hand.
Clark had been suffering from Brltrht's disease
for a long time, and his malady became acute In
the last two weeks. He had been attended by Dr.
William F. Stone, of No. 3» West 57th street, and
Dr. F. M. Townsend. of No. 46 West 32d street. It
Is supposed that his illness drove him to suicide.
His wife. Mrs. Laura I. Clark, says that he had
no other cause for seeking his life.
Mrs. Clark was awakened by the phot, and found
her husband dead. She Informed the hotel man
ager, and the coroner's office was told of the case.
The police were not Informed. Dr. O'Hanlon. cor
oner's physician, made an investigation. He found
the revolver still In the dead man's hand and that
the bullet had caused immediate death.
Coroner Harburger later visited the hotel and had
a talk with Mrs. Clark, who told him that her hus
band was taken with violent pains "in his stomach
on Saturday night. She telephoned to Dr. Townpend
for advice, but he was out. She then got Dr. Stone
on the wire. When told Mr. < 'lark's symptoms, he
said it would not be necessary for him to fro to tae
hotel, but told her to put a mustard jilaster on.
Mrs, Clark did so. and her husband was preatly re
lieved. She went to sleep, and heard no more from
him until the shot.
Bhe said her husband had no other troubles than
his Klness. They had been married about ten years.
Coroner Harburger gave a permit for the removal
of the body to an undertaker's. Then he informed
the police of the West 100 th street station. Captain
Farrell sent Patrolman MoCormick to get a report
of the case.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark took their suite at the Mar
seille In November last. Mr. Clark had been retired
from business several years.
Strikers Try to Rescue Wounded
Laborer, a Prisoner in Hospital.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune ]
Passalc, May 6. -Mayor Greenlle communicated
with Governor Stokes last night, and the Governor
issued orders to-day to Captain James T. Barker
of Company A, of the National Guard, to have his
men ready at a moment's notice. The flre alarm
whistle will be blown if the soldiers are needed.
These precautions were taken by the police and
city officials because reports had reached them that
the leaders in the strike were to bring five hundred
Italians from New York, Newark and Paterson to
morrow morning to help them fight down the police.
For fear that the strikers will make another out
break to-morrow morning the police have doubled
the amount of their ammunition and have shot
guns handy.
Mayor Johnson of Paterson sent word to Mayor
Greenlle to-day that any needed reinforcements to
the .police department would be cheerfully given.
An attempt was made this noon by three of the
striking laborers in this city to get Joseph Vontl
out of the hospital. He is a prisoner there with a
bullet in his shoulder. The strikers called .it the
hospital and. on the pretext of giving the injured
man some fruit, gained entrance to the ward. The
nurse went out. and the strikers hurriedly dressed
Contl in clothing they had hidden about them.
They were about to take the prisoner t-> b carnage
when the nurse returned. She ordered the patlf-nt
ba"k to bed. but the strikers got out of the hos
pital Th' 1 hospital attendants, however, cauglit
Contl before he left the hospital grounds.
Policemen responded to a hurry ''all and took
charge of the injured man. He was taken to police
headquarters and locked up. The three strikers are
known to the police as some of the leaders in yes
terday's riot.
Another, Injured. May Die— Quarrel Started
Over Payment for Drinks.
[By I>l«Kraph to TJi" Tribune.]
Indianapolis. May" 6— ln a desperate pistol fight
in a saloon at New Point. Decatur County, this
evening, two men were kllle.l and one was fatally
Injured. Two of those taking part escaped unhurt.
Pleasant Land and his brother, William. w*w
killed, and Jefferson Williams was phot in the
cheek, the bullet ranering upward nn<i lodging In
the brain. He 1p unconscious and may <lio. Gar
fleld Williams and William Hare were the others
in tho tight, and ar.- now in jail. Th^ Williams
brothers owned thr saloon, and the I«and brothers
started the fight over payment for <lrinks. An
effort to i>ut them out led to the shooting.
Biennial Meeting of National Conference
Opens in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 6. — The biennial meeting of
the national conference nf Jewish charities was
opened to-night in Keneseth Israel Temple, this
city, and will continue until Wednesday. The ad
dress of welcome was made by William B. Hack
enburg. ami this was followed by an address by
the president of the conference, Julian W. Mark.
of Chicago. The report of the committee, on ills
tributlon was read by Cyrus L. Sulfcberger. of New
York. A •rceptlon followed at the close of tho
The Jewish Publication Society of America also
held its annual meeting here to-day, at which tho
following officers were eleoted: President. Edwin
Wolf Philadelphia; vice-president I""- Henry w.
I t-lD«icer New York; t»eastirer, Henry Fernherger,
Philadelphia; secretary. Dr. Lewis W. Steinna.eh,
[By Telegraph to The Trlbur.e ]
Greenwich. Conn., May 6.— Colonel Henry H.
Adams, of New York, former commander of I-a
fayette Post, Q. A. R., was operated on this morn
ing at his Belle Haven summer homo, In the liope
of saving his life. His condition is critical. For four
months Colonel Adams has been confined to the
house with a gangrenous affection. Dr. Wylle, of
New York, and four other physicians and two
nurses were at the operation this morning. Tho
old soldiers leg was amputated abovo tne kn*f.
He stood the operation well, but is very weak.
Colonel Adams Is a member of the Old Guard.
[By T'-!*entrh in The Tribune.]
Lexington. Ky.. May 6.— For tho first time In
many years no whiskey was sold in any of the Cen
tral Kentucky towns to-day, the blue laws being
applied In all the towns In the Blue Grass region.
Lexington included. In Parts a s=a loon keeper was
arrested for taking a rune of beer from his place,
and here one who thought he wmiM keep open on
the quiet was arrested. Mayor Comtis says there
have been too many killings In saloons on Sunday.
Governor Folk of Missouri spoke, here before the
Educational Confer*-n<-e. telling what an official
could do. and some- attribute the Mayor's actions to
this address.
[By Telegraph to The Tribuca ]
Indianapolis. May 6.— The Catholic clergy of this
city have been greatly annoyed by an "endless
prayer chain" that has come Into this community:
This is. In the form of a letter with a written
prayer, the person receiving such letter being asked
to make five copies arid send a copy to each of five
friends or acquaintances. The letter s.iys that
those who accede to this request will receive in
dulgences, and those who fall to comply will re
ceive dire punishment here and hereafter.
ALBEMAKL,E-Vir P. Kline. Cleveland and
W. A. Hoppln, Providence. FIFTH AVENI'E- M.
Grien. Wiesbaden, and C Vidal, Paris. HOTEL
ASTOK— John Craven, Sydney. x. >, W • a. B.
Craig. London; J. D. Coutts. Shanghai, and Pro
fessor Duhessen. Berlin. HOLLAND— Arthur Wil
kinson. London; C. Went worth Dllko. London, and
Baron Speck yon St»-rni>urK. German Ambassador,
Washington. IMPERIAL— J. Van Alien Shields,
London; L C M. Road, Capetown and O. <-'.
Case, Hartford. MANHATTAN r MeGonlgai.
Lyons. France MURRAY HILL— W. 11. Tiillng
ha&t. Providence. NAVARRE Josepii
Wheeler, U. 8. A. XETHERLAND— P. Rus
sell, Montreal; Herman Schie.Morlioff Hussford,
Germany. SAVOY A. Verlln, Paris France. ST.
15*- Edward Morris. Chicago and E A. Me
Alpin. Baltimore. WOLCOTT— J. 8 Cook. Chi
cago; J. S. Rogers. St. Louis; Archer Warner.
Trinidad, B. W. L, and E. li. Merrlt. Chicago.
"Little Use in Commissions*' Says
Former East Jersey Man.
Trenton, May « (Special).— The appointment of a
commission by resolution of the recent Legislature
to inquire into the potable water situation of the
state, with a view to ascertaining the amount of
water available for future generations, revives the
old water question In a new form The courts have
under consideration, on appeal, the question of
the right to divert the water of the state and sell
it to the municipalities of other states. Why all
this investigation is about to take place just now
is hard to understand. Nearly twenty years ago
the entire water question In all its phases was
s<>ne over, under the supervision and at the ex
pense of John R. Bartlett, of New York.
Mr. IJartlett was the promoter and originator of
the East Jersey Water Company. When he had
acquired the rights now possessed by the East
Jersey company (including: the valuable and unique
privileges granted by th.? Legislature more than
a hundred years ago to the Society for Establish
ing Useful Manufactures, at tho instigation of
Alexander Hamilton and his associates), and had
secured the contract between the East Jersey,
Lehlgh Valley Railroad and the city of Newark,
he disposed of his interests and took up some other
But Mr. Bartiett studied the subject thoroughly.
and to-day undoubtedly is better posted thau any
individual in New York or New Jersey on the
water problem. In addition to a thorough per
sonal Inspection of the watershed here and in New
York. Mr. Bartlett obtained the written opinions
of the most prominent lawyers in this state on the
legal aspects of the question. He has filed away
in his office the opinions of such eminent coun
sellors as the late Chancellor Rur.yon. the late
Barker Gummere, of Trenton; the late Judge Bedle
and others.
Wliile Mr. Bartlett has been occupied with War
enterprises of another kind, both in New York and
in London, since the water deal was consummate
here, his memory is good, and though not familiar
with all the recent moves in connection wtth water
supplies in this state he has the fundamental prin
ciples at his tongue's end, and is astonished at the
lack of information that prevails on this great
The Tribune representative called on Mr. Bartlett
nt his office, at No. 2 Wall street. New York, the
other day, and put some questions to him, to which
he dictated replies. Here is the interview by
question and answer:
Q — Can you tell the reason the State of Ne*
Jersey appointed the present Water Commission;
what "are its duties, and what Is it trying to accom
plish? A. -I have been absent from New York
many years and have not kept in touch with New
Jersey'affalrs, and therefore do not know the reason
for the appointment of such a committee. It is difll
cult to see what it can accomplish. The title to all
the potable water in the state Is a matter of record,
which the staf* can take by condemnation and pay
ment of its market value, at which price I have no
doubt the owners will b* glad to sell. This Involves
the question : Is the state going into the water
business 0
Q —Can the State of New Jersey or any of the
cities or towns in the state take water away from
the present owners or prevent them selling it to
any buyer in or out of the state? A— Neither the
State of New Jersey nor any of the cities or towns
can take any water from any of the private owners
or prevent them from disposingvof the water at will,
except by exercise of the right of eminent domain
and th« payment of adequate compensation there
q _r> OP3 the State of New Jersey own or have
any legal control over the waters in the rivers.
streams or lakes of the state? A.— The State of
New Jersey does not own or control any of the
water in the non-navigable streams or rivers within
the str.te. The water referred to is a property
rlpht, and the state cannot Interfere with private
owners unless the state wishes to buy water and go
Into the water business. If so. It would have to
proceed ap nny other buyer of water would—
namely, try to agree with the private owner as to
the price to be paid; if they agree, all right; if they
do not agree then the state will exercise Its right
of eminent domain and proceed in a legal manner
to condemn the water and pay the full price
awarded by the commissioners appointed to ap-
Pmlfo its market value.
Since there are no navigable waters entirely
within the state, with the exception of the lower
part of the Passalc, and as, according to Mr. Bart
lett. It is well settled that the state can acquire no
rights in lakes or ponds or non-navlgabls streams
except those held by the present owners, he does
not understand t!ie object of ascertaining, if it can
be done, how much potable water there is that
could be drawn upon when the population increases.
"It swms to me." said the water veteran, "that
the legislature might as well appoint a commission
to discover how many potatoes are grown and how
many more could be raised for the benefit of our
children and grandchildren."
Of all the legal opinions which Mr. Bartlett ob
tained when he was studying the water question, he
considers that of the late Theodore Runyon to be.
the ablest and clearest. It certainly is succinct and
condensed and readily understood.
The opinion, which was addressed to Mr. Bartlett
on October 12, 1888. is as follows:
You ask my opinion upon the following questions:
First— Can the State of New York, the city of
New York or any private water company of that
state divert, by condemnation proceedings or other
wise, without the consent of riparian proprietors in
New Jersey, any water from the Ramapo, Wanaque
or other streams having their sources in the State
of New York and flowing- into the State of New
Jersey, so that by reason of such diversion riparian
proprietors on the Passaie River or any of Its said
tributaries In the State of New Jersey will be de
prived of the natural flow of said rivers?
Second — Can a properly organized corporation in
New Jersey, such as the Montclair Water Com
pany, divert from the State of New Jersey New
York State water, provided it has acquired by
purchase and by contracts full title to such water
below the point of diversion on the river? Can
the Legislature of the Stato of New Jersey inter
fere to prevent such diversion to the city of New
York whon the parties proposing to. divert such
waters have contracts permitting such diversion,
with all users of water?
Third— Could the cities of Newark. Jersey City or
any other municipality dependent upon the Passaic
watershed for its supplies of water interfere with
Bach proposed transportation or diversion of such
New York water through the state, provided the
amount of water diverted to the city of New York
from the tributaries of the Passalc River in the
State of New York does not interfere with the
ample supplies provided for said cities and towns
in New Jersey?
Fourth— Does the State of New Jersey own or
does it have any control whatever of trie waters in
the non-navigable rivers and streams within th«
state boundaries, the property of its citizens, and
can the state acquire any right In said waters or
control of samp except by the exercise of the
right of eminent domain, the same as it would
have to do In the purchase of any other prot>erty. If
it could not agree with the private owners?
To the first question I answer:
The right of a riparian owner in New Jersey to
have the water in the stream .which flows from
New York, into that state flow as it has been ac
customed to flow cannot lawfully be injuriously
affected In the State of New York by diversion
either by a riparian owner then* or any one else.
and the'state-itself cannot lawfully either divert or
give authority to divert the, water to the Injury of
the New Jersey riparian owner. By the exercise of
the right of eminent domain the State of New
York may take property within its 'borders, but ob
viously It cannot take the property of citizens of
other stat*s outside of Its limits. The right of the
New Jersey riparian owner to the water Is a prop
erty right," and while the State of New York may
take or authorize the taking of the property of the
riparian owner there, it can affect only what he
owns— his rights, whatever they may be.
To the second question I answer:
The owner of water In New Jersey may divert it
from that state under the circumstances stated in
the question, and the Legislature cannot prevent
him from doing so. except by the exercise of the
rlgM of eminent domain. A corporation organized
under the law under which the Montclair Water
Company was created would be bound to provide a
supclv of water for the place (city, town or village)
to supply which it was established, as a primary
and paramount obligation in disposing at Its water.
unless indeed such place had obtained its supply
To the third question I answer:
Neither Newark nor Jersey City, nor any other
municipality, which the Montclair Water Company
should not he bound to supply with water, could
Interfere with such diversion of water from th«
state by the company, except by the exercise or |
the rifrht of eminent domain.
To th» fourth question I answer:
The state of New Jersey has no control over the
water In the non-navigable streams within its
borders, the property of its citizens, to Prevent
then from disposing of the water thereof at » 111.
as property, except by the exercise of the right ot
eminent domain.
Ti." New York lawyers who gave Mr. Bartlett
opinions on the water question, from the New York
standpoint, were Clarence Seward and Ro oe
Conklin*. while the New Jersey opinions, beside*
that of Mr. Runyon. came from ex-Chancellor Ben
jamin Williamson. ex-Governor Joseph D. Bedle.
ex-Governor Leon Abtwtt. A. Q. Keasbey. Henry C.
Pitney (present Vice Chancellor). Garret A. Ho .bar.
William Pennlngton and Barker Gummere All are
dead but Pitney.
Edward A. Walton, of Rldgewoo.l. Bergen County,
tOdtdat* for the Republican nomination for
Congress In the 6th District, that embraces Ber
gui, Paaaaio and Sussex countlae, and which, is now
repia»ented by Henry C Allen, of Passaic. It Is
undersioud Mr. Alien will not tank* a conuat I
IS. Altaian $c (Co.
nineteenth Street and Steffi. Jfrcnue, ■Re^iVrK;
renomlnatlon and that Bergen is entitled to the
place. Mr. Walton has been prominent In party
work for more than thirty years, but has never
sought or received office. He was on the electoral
ticket at the time Grant ran the second time for
President. During the two campaigns that resulted
in McKlnley's election Mr. Walton rendered great
service to the party In raising funds and in connec
■ tion with the management of the canvass in hU
d'strtct. He is the close friend of John W. Griggs.
William M. Johnson and the prominent Republicans
of the district, and is understood to have thfir
Probably nothing has strengthened the position
of the McAd?o end of the tunnel and traction plans
In New Jersey than Mr. McAdoo's announcement,
as president of the various tunnel companies, that
since, all property consents for the Hudson Street
Railroad Company were obtained upon the repre
sentation that they would not be turned over to any
rival company, and would be used only for the
benefit of an Independent company, it had been de
cided to return to each property owner the consent
given, so that he would De restored to precisely th^
same position he was in before the Hudson 3tree:
Railroad Company was organized.
The return of these consents has already begun.
It Is understood. Not only is It unusual for such a
course to be pursued by corporations, but It can be
stated on the highest authority that It cost over
$40,000 to procure the consents, largely owing to the
advertising and canvassing that were done, and
that M?Adoo and his associates cculd have received
about $109,000 for the consents if they had been will-
Ing to turn them over to other parties. They did
not consider such action would have been fair to
the public, and therefore sacrificed their time and
money by returning- all the consents to those who
gave "them. It is not likely the public will over
look such a decided reform In traction methods.
Governor Stokes has stopped guessing as to the
date wh»n he will name his appointments to th«
county hoards of equalisation. On two occasions
last week he confidently expected to give out trie
list, but each time some further opposition to the
names practically selected in one or more of the
counties caused delay. He now experts to mako
an announcement this week, but Is not willing to Sx
a day. There Is no doubt the make-up of the new
boards has caused a (treat deal of trouble, and cre
ated more or less friction. If the. appointments
give general satisfaction, it will be a surprise. Tfie
old county bosses are unwilling to have their former
grip relaxed, but they will hnve to yield, it is be
lieved, in a great many instances.
E. F. Sanford won the sweepstakes on the links
of the Essex County Country Club on Saturday.
His card read S3— £—77. The new part of the course
will r.ot be In shape for play for some time, but
when everything Is in shape the playing distance
will be easily 6.000 yards.
The English Women's Golf Union will begin the
annual women's championship of Great Britain to
day at the Burnham and Berrow Golf Club. Som
erset, England. A large entry has been received,
but two former champions. Miss Rhona Adair and
Miss Lottie Dod. will not be among the starters.
All Forest Hill turned out for the team match
on the links of the Field Club on Saturday. Sixty
members competed, and J. Campbell Cory's team
beat Paul Heller's side by 1 up. Th-? losers will
pay for a dinner some night tnis week. In tho
final for the Heller priM. A. V. Taylor defeated
E. Curtis by 2 up.
The following events have tjeen arranged f^r the
remainder of the month at the Dyker Meadow
Golf Club: May 12. qualifying round for Dwight
prze; M*y 19, team match with Englewood at
Dyker: May 26. bos;ie handicap for Dettrner Cup;
Miiy 30, Maxwell memorial cup. F. B. Fiske will
give a prize for the lowest attested gross s"or«*
made in competition in May and June.
The formal opening cf the Canoe Brook Country
Club took place on Saturday, with a handicap for a
cup presented by F. Walter Lawrence. H. J. L\ ill
won. with 90—20—70.
An open golf tournament Is to be held on the
links of the Mermen Golf Club, beginning on
Wednesda3\ June 13. It is to take place In connec
tion w.'f.T the centennial of the town of Merkton,
which wi!l be in progress from Jun-> If to 16. The
tournament will start with an e : ghteen-hole medal
play qualifying rourd, the first sixteen to qualify
for the championship. Thfre will a!.=o be three
other sixteens. and beaten eight divisions in each
sixteen. The Meridcn course is nine ho'.es. and
2.T»X> yards long.
In an endeavor to obtain a basis for determining
equitable handicaps f^r future tournaments a golf
ball sweepstakes handicap has been started ;it trio
Arsdale Golf Club. Each metnbrr i 3 rsqueted to
play an eighteen-hole round each Saturday, and
the total gross score for each player for seveaty
two holes will bs» divided by four to ascertain the
average score. From this will be deducted the
player's handicap.
Weekly and holiday contests are to be held by the
Nassau Country Club throughout the season. A
cup has also been offered for the lowest gross medal
play score made between May 1 and November 1.
Several new clubs have recently joined the West
ern Golf Association. A Canadian te:im is to be
made up to play in the Olympic Cup contest, wticii
wi'.l take place on the Glen Echo Country club
links in conjunction with the Western champion
The procrramme is out for the seventh annual
championship of the New Jersey State Golf Asso
ciation, to be held at the Morris County Golf Club,
May 31. June 1 and 2. There wi'.l be an eightven
b >le medal play qualifying round, contestants to
qualify in four slxttens. those making the firs: set
earning the right to continue on for the champion
ship cup. The latter is a new trophy, as the old
one has become the property of the Montclair Golf
The sloop yacht Chasca has been sold by H. P.
Wilmarth. of Attleboro, Mass.. to Robert C. Ten
Eyck. of this city, through Stanley M. Seaman,
who also sold the auxiliary yawl Cavalier to W. G.
Dunham of New Rod* lie. for F. K. Blanchard.
of the same place. The Chasca. which is a sister
ship to W. Floyd Clark's Atala. will be in com
mission by June" 1.
A new cruising power boat, built by the Lozier
Motor Company fcr G. W. Andrews, of Brooklyn,
will be delivered to him at Plattsburg. N. V . en
May 15. It is the Intention of Mr. Andrews to
start from Plattsburs In the boat with 8 party i f
friends, come down to New York v v way of I.ikt-
Champlain. and then cruise in Great South Pay.
where ho ex recta to sptnd the summer. The new
boat Is 32 feet long and has a. beam of 1 fiet 2
The new schooner Dervish, owned by H. A.
Mors?, of the Eastern Yacht Club, has be<ri en
tered for the race of the- Indian Har!>or Yacht
Club from Captain's Island to Bartlett's Rfef
lightship on June 2*. The other ■ ntere<t
to date are the Queen. th<* Invader, the '
and the Endymion. with the Elmlr.a alrm>
Although it can hardly be sail that the cricket
season of 19C6 has begun, from Philadelphia comes
the announcement that the first century of tr .
son has been scored there. J. Pacer, the Frank
ford Club professional, retired with W2 in a maun
against West Philadelphia.
The Staten Island Cricket Club has elected th»
following officers: President. William M. D>nal4;
vice-president. Willlim J. «:< F. r.
Kelly: <-aT>taln. M R tain. F. f.
Kelly, committee. R. St G. Wnlk*r. R. T Rokeby.
R. E. Bonnrr. G. N. Boyd aad M. R. (
The Schenectady Cricket Club Is making arrange
ments for a tour tor the first week in July, fixtures
to be announced latcr.jnHHßffiH
[By Telegraph to The Tribes*.] .
Morrlstown. May Bosetsm. Cotkylsm. ■*«*•»
papers and maaastaes were subjects touched vpssi
by Senator Hiliery. of Morris County, la an- address.
before the men's meeting, of the T. M. C. A. tfa£j
afternoon. The yours Senator from Mortis de
nounced . in high sounding terms the . criticisms
made upon lawmakers and party leaders by tas)
newspapers and periodicals. .." . .
"I don't like to see the press so wrapped up la its
Ideas as to condemn men whom I know to be
honest." said the Senator. "There is a tendency
not only to criticise individuals but also a body of
men without ' discrimination. This is done by the)
press. I presume, to outstrip its competitors. X 40
not agree with thjs wholesale denunciattnn."
As to the Colby movement, the Senator though*
this reform wave would toon be spent.
William T. H->rr.aday. director of The Bresat
Zoological Gardens, who was operated on a few
days ago for mastolditis, was declared to be out of
danger yest^nJay. The wound was dressed yester
day for th>-> first time since the operation. While
he is out of danger. It was said that it would be
at least two Booths before he would be able to b»
Particulars have be-n received by mail of tna
opening of the Colonial Exposition at Marseilles.
T>» ceremonies were held on April 15. The most
important feature was the fact that the seaports of
the Mediterranean, and especially that of Genoa,
which is in close commercial rivalry with Mar
seilles, were all represented by delegates who de
livered lorillal and enthusiastic speeches in honor
of Marseilles.
The Japanese mercantile fleet has largely to
creased, according to the litest official statistics.
But the most significant observation to be drawn
from these statistics is the fact that the personnel,
especially of the officers, is more and more Jap an en.
and that the foreign element is becoming less and
less conspicuous. There were, in IMS. 839 foreigners)
and 4.135 Japanese serving as officers and engineers.
Now there are 349 foreigners serving as officers and
engineers, against 17.082 Japanese; the Japanese)
mercantile fleet consisted, in 13M. of 745 steamers,
representing 273.419 tons, and in ISM it had 1.7W
steamers of 797.ti74 tons. The sailing vessels has*
increased from 722. of «.95» tons. In M 94. to 3.9 H. Of
£9.234 tons, in 1904.
The Peruvian loan, which it was Intended eon.*
time ago to place in Europe, will be delayed far
a while, mainly because it did not receive unani
mous approval In the country, on account of the)
manner in which the government expected to spend
the money. There 's no doubt that the loan would
have been successful upon the European bourses, as
a result of the confidence entertained in the new
and great development of the resources of Per*.
and as a result also of the favorable terms whlafc
would have been offered to Investors. The p*e
llmlnary contract •• was signed on February •
last between the Peruvian government and threa>
great banking institutiors In Germany. France and
Egland. The rate of Interest was « per cent, and 1
per cent amortization. A further 1 per cent, wee
apparently to be received by the bankers to cover
experse of Issue, payment of coupons, etc. The
securities offered were the general revenues of
Peru not otherwise assigned, hypothecation of the
railways to be constructed, and the net proceeds
of the tobacco tax. The proceeds of the loan were
to be employed in construction or completion ef
several railways, and the banks reserved the option
cf carrying out any railway work the plans ef
which might be ready. Interest coupons and drawn
bonds were to be received at par in the Custom
House of the Peruvian Republic. These particulars
may seem to nave merely an historic interest, since
the loan has not been effected, but they will be
good to remember when next fall the same loan
will certainly be offered, probably on the : saro*
terms as retorted above. ■ - >
It is known that up to the present time the CW
nese government has not published a budget: bat
owing to the nsjtdfty with which progress of ail
kinds is being made in the Middle Empire it wan
to be expected that the publication of a list of re
ceipts and exjiens-s would not b» long in appear
ing. It is not surprising, therefore, to learn that
this year, the thirty-second of the Kouanc-Hsu
era. the first Chinese budget will be published.
While France la agitated by religious • and so
cialist troubles, these momentary convulsions have
not prevented her from largely increasing • her
wealth. At a recent conference of the Societe da
Statistique of Purls. Alfred Xeymarck. one of the
leading economists. in France, showed that the
power of investment In that country amounted
every year to between l.TJO.Cf«>.ooi> and I.SSS.OC'VVO
francs. French savings buy yearly 1.00P.000.0C0 or
1.200.000.CC0 francs of stocks, foretgn or French, all
listed In the bourses. Moreover. 30O.«V»X0Gf> francs go
to Increase the deposits in t snta asaj from EHVKO.
000 to 225.0C0.000 francs remain in private firms or
are hoarded. "It i 3 easy to understand that wlta
such savings an unceasing extension of its field
of activity." concludes Mr. Neymarck. "i» neces
sary, and" that, not findlnsr employment at home,
the" tendency of French capital is more and more
toward Investment abroad."
i ETC.
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