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Excursions 14 2 Surrogates' Notice* — 14 3
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FOREIGN. — Troops at the Sveaborg fortress
and Skatudden barracks, near Helsingfors.
mutinied, and the fighting: lasted all night and
far Into the day; the outbreak was suppressed;
estimate* of the killed and wounded run as
high as five hundred; a genera! strike has been
declared. = Conditions in other parts of the
empire seem to be growing worse; a number of
mutinies are reported from Samara; a towa in
the Caucasus has been seized by troops, and the
strike of peasants In Lithuania is reported gen
eral - -- A hitch, which is not considered
serious, has occurred in the selection of a Rus
sian cabinet, and the names of the new mem
bers may not be announced for several days;
the premier has made public his programme of
reforms; there seems little likelihood that it will
be acceptable to the revolutionary elements.
- Secretary Root spoke before the Pan-
American Congress on the laborious process of
establishing effective self government and the
progress which nations had made toward self
control. ■■ ' — Winston Spencer Churchill, in the
House of Commons, explained the government"*
plans for a Transvaal constitution; equal suf
frage rights are given to Boer and Briton. ■■■
The Samoan affair has been settled, the United
States having paid to Germany the award of
$20,000. = The Pope received a delegation of
American pilgrims and expressed his warm re
gard for President Roosevelt.
DOMESTIC. — A conference between leading
railroad managers and the Interstate Commerce
Commission was held in Washington. = A
letter from William J. Bryan, received in Chi
cago, demanded that National Committeeman
Sullivan resign, and the latter hotly refused to
do so. ■ ; -It was leirned in Washington that
Governor Magoon of Panama would be ap
pointed iVce-Governor General of the Philippines
to succeed James F. Smith, who will become
Governor this fall. — . The battleships Ala
bama and Illinois were in collision off Brenton's
Beef Lightship, near Newport. ===== The Michi
gan Republican State convention, at Detroit, in
dorsed President Roosevelt's administration and
urged the election of United States Senators by
direct vote. = Three men were killed and
two were seriously injured in an explosion in a
chemical works at Newark, N. J.
CTTT.— Stocks were strong. = The Penn
sylvania Railroad announced a reduction in
fares, to go into effect on September 1. . ■
The directors of the United States Steel Cor
poration declared a dividend of 1 per cent on
the common stock. = Deputy Street Com
missioner Gibson ordered all autos left in the
streets unguarded to be seized as encumbrances.
: —^- President Peabody of the Mutual Life
issued a statement vigorously attacking Samuel
Untermyer. to which the latter replied, repeating
his charges against the Mutual management.
■ - ' • The rumors that Mrs. William Thaw and
Mrs. Harry K. Thaw were estranged were de
nied. :—-: — -- - Congressman Eherman, chairman of
the Republican Congressional Campaign Com
mitteee. opened headquarters in the St. James
Building. ===== The state committee of the In
dependent League met at the Gilsey House;
Hearst sentiment pervaded the meeting. - —
Alderman Peters introduced a resolution in the
board calling on the Kings County District At
torney to take action against the Ice Trust and
accused Mr. Jerome of inactivity In the matter.
THE WEATHER.— for to-day:
Partly cloudy. The temperature yesterday:
Highest. 84 degrees'; lowest, 71
We desire to remind our readers who are
about to leave the city that The Tribune will
be gent by mail to any address in this country
or abroad, and address changed as often as de
tired. Subscriptions may be given to your reg
ular dealer before leaving, or, if more conven
ient, hand them in at The Tbibdjie Office.
See opposite page for subscription rates.
The Anti-Nuisance League of the Borough of
Richmond is thought by some to have a por
tentous uaai* ominous of faultfinding, litiga
tion and social and rlvj> belligerence. We
should rather regard it optimistically, as auspi
cious of much good, and of pood which has
long much needed to be wrought. Indeed, we
might wish for such an organization, alert,
courageous and indefatigable, not only in Rich
mond, but In every other borough of this city
and in every important community in the land.
If such leagues were so widely formed, we have
little fear that any of them, in Manhattan or In
Squeduak, would languish for lack of reasons
for existence.
For there are nuisances enough, of one kind
or another, everywhere. The "little list** pre
pared by Ko-Ko of those who "might well be
underground" is a lons one. It has items indi
vidual and items corporate; items social, politi
cal and industrial. There are the posters and
hoardings which give to urban and rural land
scapes the air of graphic and polychromatic
directories of patent medicines, breakfast foods
and sanitary underwear: the railroad companies
which continue to sell tickets when the line is
hopelessly blocked; the "car ahead"; the stand
ing passengers between the seats of open cars.
There are the spitters, fewer than they were,
font still too many; the smokers who "sneak
smokes" where smoking is forbidden; the cam
era fiends who take snapshots of unwilling
Mbjacts. There are the automobiles which go
100 fast and which arrogate to themselves the
centre of the road. There are the ticket specu
lators, the women who wear big hats in theatres
a lid keep them on. There are the truck driv
er* who halt their teams right on the crossings,
the men— rarely women— who carry umbrellas
horizontally under their arms, and the fools
who drown the chimes on New Year's Eve with
harsh horns and harsher voices There are—
but this I* not an encyclopaedia.
But; granted that all these nuisances exist,
some say life is too short for the correction
of them all. and to be continually "kicking" Is
to manifest an unneighborly. uncomfortable and
quarrelsome disposition. Not so. The true law
of ethics is thai wherever evil exists there
should good be exerted. Wherever there is a
nuisance there should be a "kicker" with an
able-bodied kick. We are convinced that the
«xlstenc* of so many nuisances, annoyances
and infringements upon rights is due chiefly to
the circumstance that Americans are so little
Indited to protest against them und to demand
their abatement. Men are too busy, or 100 good
catured, or too indifferent to "make a fuss"
over each at to* petty anuojiuioe* of life. In..
Lowell's apt phrase, they, ''a re : "pigeon livomd,
and la.-k ;r;tll." And s.. tl,.> petty; annoyance
grows' into « bl| ouo, .and others spring up
around It, and they increase and multiply and
oppress the earth. What is needed is that we
should cultivate a keener sense of right and
wrong, and a greater readiness, even an eager
ness, to rebuke and to suppress every nuisance
and evil the moment it appears. Every law
abiding citizen In the land ought to be, by the
very fact of his citizenship, an active member
of an anti-nuisance league.
Immigration touched a new high water mark
in 1905-*O6. Reports from Washington put the
arrivals for the year at 1,062,054. which exceeds
the 1904-t)5 total by 36,000. But 1904-' OS was an
extraordinary year. It brought an Increase of
214,000 in the volume of immigration and saw
the annual inflow of aliens pass the one million
mark for tbe first time In our history. In the
last decade, in fact, the movement of population
toward our shores has virtually doubled, and
unless conditions change we shall soon find Our
selves saddled with the burden of assimilating
annually a mass of alien raw material equal in
numbers to our own normal national growtlu
A complete classification of Immigrants by na
tionalities has not yet been made; but It is evi
dent that we are still receiving a disproportion
ate quota of recruits from Southern Europe.
Italy sent us 222.6CNJ applicants for citizenship
last year, against 221,479 in 1904-' OS. Austria-
Hungary and Russia were the next largest con
tributors, and it Is not unlikely that those three
countries will have to be credited with mere
than half of last year's immigration. Just as they
have furnished the lion's share of it for ten
years past.
The digestion, economically and politically,
but especially politically, of so enormous a mass
of aliens — aliens In tongue, ideas and sympathies
— has become a serious problem. Congress has
been compelled to overhaul our Inspection sys
tem and to consider various schemes for restrict
ing the alien inflo% and improving its quality.
But though the Senate passed an acceptable
immigration bill at the last session of Congress,
the House, of Representatives, influenced by the
delegations from the seaport cities and from
inland cities having large alien colonies, so
modified Its restrictive provisions as to leave the
measure mutilated and Impotent. It is now still
in conference committee, to l»e taken up next
winter, when, It is to be hoped, the Senate will
insist on the restoration of the more important
original features. If the majority of our immi
grants were easily assimilable — like the English,
Irish, Scotch, Welsh. Germans and Scandina
vians — there would be no need of resorting to
so rigid a sifting process. But the bulk of the
newcomers are not equal to adapting themselves
to conditions here a^,d are driven to maintain
a gregarious colony existence in or near the
great cities or in special localities like tbe Penn
sylvania anthracite and bituminous coal fields,
where they remain a menace, both industrially
and politically. So long as they can be imported
as mere industrial raw material they will con
tinue an alien and discordant element, in the
nation, but not of it. and a drag on our develop
ment as an enlightened, self-governing democ
racy. It is all very well to talk about keeping
our gates open to the oppressed of all nations.
Within the proper meaning of the phrase that is
a great and noble service. But we shall do the
world in general a greater service by working
out intelligently and soberly the experiment of
democratic government, and we should not handi
cap ourselves unwisely for that all important
Some workable device is clearly needed to check
the present high tide of immigration. There can
be no great objection to increasing the head tax.
which is now merely nominal, and Congress
would do well to raise this tax, not from $2 to
$5, but from $2 to $10. Opinions differ radically
as to the advisability of an educational test, and
there is something to be said on both sides. But
a moderate educational requirement, by deter
ring tbe more Ignorant, would raise tho quality
of the applicants at our gates and awaken them
as nothing else would to the necessity of abjur
ing colony isolation and fitting themselves for
actual eontnet with and ultimate absorption into
American life.
From all over the West, and especially from
those char. teri«tic and influential gatherings
known as Cnautauquas. come reports of speeches
and lectures by men of national reputation in
science, literature and especially in politics and
religion, or, at least, religious thought. All of
thes»- gathering), are modelled more or less after
the famous New York Chautauqua, from which
they take their name and from which they de
rived their H-iginal inspiration. They are
schools I- .ruing, philosophy, religion and
patriotism, combined with the. allurements of
shady proves, boating upon lake or river, tennis,
and. in fact, all summer sports and pastimes,
tho latter, however, being relegated to their true
plncp and subordinated in interest to higher
pleasures and higher ideals of living. Of course,
if is easy, and especially easy for the city born
and bred, accustomed to tbe glamour and fasci
nation ->f the ceaseless round of gayeties and the
sense of touch with the best there is in the
theatre, opera and other forms of urban pleas
ure and intellectual interest, to sneer at these
gatherings where the participants, even in their
summer outings, take life more seriously than do
the corresponding classes in the cities. For in
stance, at one of these Western Cbautauquas—
that at Hastings. Nob. — we read that Senator
La Follette talked for three hours and a half the
other day to an audience of eight thousand per
sons, passing in review during that time much
of the legislation of the recent session of Con
gress, and naturally expounding his own well
known theories as to rate legislation and other
It may be admitted that it is rather dif
ficult to fancy an audience of eight thousand
New Yorkers, moved by no general impulse ex
cept that of personal improvement, listening
thoughtfully to Senator La Follette. or perhaps
to any one else, for three hours and a half of a
summer day, but an attempt to make such a com
parison will show not a few points in favor of
the Hastings audience. There is something im
pressive in the earnestness of character and
breadth of intelligence whlcn go to make these
"queer Chautauqua courses of the West" to
which a contemporary referred the other day.
Such men as Senator La Follette, Vice-President
Fairbanks, Justice Brewer, of the Supreme
Court, and many other men of prominence aro
frequently among the speakers at these courses,
and men of corresponding leadership in the
pulpit, in the university and at the bar are also
to be heard in the Chautauquas scattered all
over the West. These men are Invited to speak
before these Intelligent and earnest audiences,
not to exploit themselves or to further their am
bitions, whatever they may be, but because the
people wish to form their own opinions at first
hand of them and to hear them present the
causes or themes with which they havo become
identified in the public mind. It is probably true
that Senator La Follette, for Instance, owes
much of his popularity in the West to his
speeches or lectures before such audiences us
that which he addressed at Hasting*. Neb., and
a man who goes to the people and expounds his
views to them and meets with their approval is
always a man to he reckoned with.
On the other band, these and similar audiences
all over the country are not readily carried away
by mere plausibility on the part of a speaker, or
even by genuine eloquence. An excellent illus
tration of the attitude of these summer audi
tors toward the speakers who address them
was furnished the other day In tbe case of Sen
ator THlmnn's speech at Ellorce,. S. IX A Bap
ti>r minister, of.-' prominence who hrnrd 7. the
South Carolinian, -wrote afterward for a CharleH
toa papor an excellent analysis of the man and
the speaker, -whom ho had heard then for. tho
first time and whoso utterances ha. listened to
critically. A similar process goes on in almost
every. intelligent man's mind as ho listens to a
speaker of national prominence, though, unlike
the South Carolinian, he rarely goes to the
trouble of writing out his analysis and sending
It to the papers. Such auditors are forming
their opinions, nevertheless, of their speakers
and of the measures they may advocate, and
when these persons who have listened at sum
mer Chautauquas to able men go to the polls
their increased intelligence and knowledge of
men and events help them to render a better
verdict than they otherwise would. The sum
mer ChautauQuas, therefore, ara not to be do
spised, but rather to be honored, for in them
and in gatherings like them all over the land
some of the best American citizenship finds. In
spiration and instruction.
Federal care for navigable waters Is so well
established a principle that any proposal of de
viation from it seems almost revolutionary. To
reverse the rule or materially to modify it
would be most undesirable, and would Involve
the states in interminable and disastrous com
plications. Nevertheless, there are strong argu
ments in favor of granting, in special cases and
under speci 1 conditions, permission to make
exceptions to the rule.
The State of N\.v Jersey presents a case in
point Some of the coast waters of that state,
entirely within its borudaries, urgently need
improvement. The- condition of Barnegat. Little
Egg Harbor, Absecon and other inlets is such
as to be a grave detriment to local interests,
and. indeed, to the welfare of the state. Ap
peals to the federal government have thus far
been vain, partly because other more impor
tant places have secured appropriations vf all
the funds that could be devoted to such works
and partly because federal officials regard some
of these inlets as unworthy of improvement at
national expense. Confronted by this condition
of affairs, Jerseymen have expressed willing
ness and eagerness to have the work done at
state expense, if Congress will only let the state
do it. A bill /minting such permission was in
troduced at Washington last winter by New
Jersey Representatives, but was not enacted.
It is understood that it will be reintroduced
next winter and strongly pressed by the New
Jersey delegation.
Xo pood reason why It should not become law
is apparent. It would seem to be a hardship
to say that because the New Jersey coast in
lets are not worth improving at national ex
pense the state shall not be permitted to im
prove them at state expense. Of course, the
work should be done under strict federal super
vision and control, and the arrangement should
not serve as a precedent for requiring other
states to improve their waters against their
will. But with these terms and conditions prop
erly understood, it would seem to be right and
proper to let New Jersey restore, so far as she
can, the oldtime prosperity of her coast waters
and harbors.
A correspondent at Greenwich, Conn., who
says that he "speaks feelingly." writes that we
should confer a lasting benefit, on his part of
the country, at least, by indicating a sure and
speedy way of getting rid of poison ivy and
at the same time advocating a law making it
a misdemeanor to permit its growth. We have
no doubt that thousands of our readers in many
parts of the country share his sentiments, for
the evil is widespread.
There is no charm or spell for th«» instant
annihilation of this noxious vine. The work
must bo done with the knife, the grubbing hoe
and fire, and these must be used energetically
and persistently. Nevertheless, the work Is not
a difficult one. The vines are easily cut, broken
and torn up, and this may be done with im
punity even by those who are susceptible to
the poison, provided they take the precaution
to wear leather gloves and to do the work In
the fall, after the leaves of the vine have died.
Rip it up by tho roots, or, if it is too big and
stout for that chop it off at or below the sur
f.icr* of the ground and let a dram or two of
nitric acid soak into the stump. Then make a
bonfire of the vine and Its branches. Next
spring watch for it. and if any new shoots ap
pear pull them up or cut them off and apply
the acid. By the third year the '.and should be
free from the pest.
As for legislation on the subject, it is to be
favored. Poison ivy should be under the ban
of the law as much as Canada thistles or mad
dogs or gypsy moths, at least so far as public
highways nrr» concerned. If a man is foolish
enough to tolerate it In his garden, we sup
pose be may, though if It spreads thence to his
neighbor's ground or to tho public road, or if a
visitor on his place gets poisoned, be ought to
be held responsible. There are miles of public
roads in foe suburbs of New York, especially in
Westchester County and New Jersey, which
are practically lined with thickets of poison ivy
or which have the fences or stone walls over
grown with it. The local authorities ought to
abate the nuisance forthwith. If they do not
the state should enact a law compelling them tr>
A recent importation, well known in Europe,
is the professional mourner. Laboring under tho
impression that, there was a necessity in this
country for such iin Institution, a citizen of Dela
ware has organized a professional mourners'
bureau, through which "mourners who will wail
at funerals as loudly as may be required" may
bo engaged. The bureau, like those after which
it baa been fashioned, will furnish either men
or women, or both, for the mournful occasions,
and will enable bereaved families, no matter how
small they may be. to give the late lamented a
proper send-off.
Concerns of this kind in some parts of Europe
provide also elaborately decorated hearses and
horses and bearers of religious emblems, and the
spectacle of a funeral arranged by them, with Its
professional mourners, properly clad, sad of coun
tenance and halting In step, is well known to
many persons who have visited the Old World.
The projector of the American institution has
nothing to say about such pageants, but goes a
step further than the European prototype by of
fering to furnish also "officials at weddings who
will look Joyful." If, in the arrangement of the
working force of the bureau, earo is not taken
that the departments arc kept separate, the re
sults may be disastrous. Being "joyful" at a
wedding in the morning might interfere seriously
with ability to mourn In the prescribed manner
later in the day. and the jovial mood of the man
who had Just returned from a funeral might be
tame and not worth the price.
London auto "buses an? to have a trial in
Fifth avenue. The "buses already there had
their trial and were condemned long ago. It is
time they were executed.
Th* Privy Council of Great Britain has sus
taiiu'il t!ie ruling of the Canadian High Court,
and Canada's right to prevent Americans from
working in the Dominion may now be considered
as established. As there are, perhaps, a hun
dred, or poB«lbly a thousand, Canadians working
la ilils country to one American working in that.
It Is fortunate for the former class that the
United States is morp tolerant than Its northern
Speaker Cannon demonstrates the democratic
soundness of bis taste In. summer resorts ..h ei
he "stanria pat" on hts rc«^ent Coney Island rec
The new crutsor \Voshlnsrton, turnerl r.v.r to
the government m Monilay, is , apparently
worthy of hat hhbb\ and by a happy coincidence
lie name of her oommab(*er Is Adams. So far
as precedents and Presidents can go In the mat
ter of names, she ought to be able to hold her
own among vessels of her class.
The newspapers on Monday last and a
yesterday contained a melancholy array of news
of disasters, great and small, by flood and field,
and particularly of deaths or imminent peril of
death from drowning. We are now at the height
of the bathing and boating season, and every
day win record a considerable number of such
fatalities, both along the coast and In inland
waters. But It Is scarcely worth while to preach
a homily upon the theme. The reckless bather
and the fool who rocks the boat are perennial
and Incorrigible.
Ex-Judge Parker does not seem to be com
plaining that anybody has stolen hfs political
New York's woman centenarian, recently de
parted, lived for forty years on stale bread and
milk. Now comes from La Porte, Ind* the ac
count of the death there at the age of 112 of
Mrs. Reese, who ate only two meals a day. of
corn bread and black coffee. If these Instances
may be credited, almost any one can afford to be
a centenarian, but most people will hardly think
It worth the price.
The people of Switzerland, with all their pro
gressive democracy, are a simple people, hardly
out of the Middle Ages in some of their beliefs.
In Lucerne It is the custom for a lover on May 1
to plant a tree by the roof of his sweetheart's
dwelling. A lover in one of the communes, on go
ing this year to plant his tree, found that a rival
had been there before him. Seizing the sapling,
the young fellow flung It away and substituted his
own, muttering as he did so things that boded no
good to his rival. Now, it is part of the tradition
that he who tears up with maledictions a lover's
tree once planted Is himself a doomed man. This
particular young man, a farmer's son. believing
that he has incurred the curse, has fallen into a
state of nervous collapse and roams listlessly
about In a condition of mental imbecility and bodily
Fisherman (beginner)— Don't you think, Peter,
I've Improved a good deal since I began?
Peter (anxious to pay a compliment)— You have,
sorr. But, sure, it was alsy for you to improve,
sorr!— Punch.
Some one learned In the history of words gives
some Instances of what changes the love of uni
formity has wrought in the substance of speech.
The original English form of "cherry." which
comes from "cerise," was' "cherts." It was mis
taken for a plural, co "cherry" was manufactured
for a singular. Exactly so has "pea" come into
being as a false singular obtained from the sup
posed plural and true singular "pease." "Sherry"
for "sherris" is another case, and "shay" for
"chaise," "Chinee" from "Chinese" and "corp"
from "corpse" are others in vulgar speech. Simi
larly, "riches" Is really a singular, of which "rich
esses" was the old plural.
A little statistician chap.
Who thought of figures as of blisses.
Once sat him down to try to map
Out all the cliff' rent kinds of kisses.
He found them indifferent, careless and slight:
Superficial, dissembling, hurried and light;
Ominous, nervous, embarrassed and mute;
Quiet and hasty, loud, loving and cute;
Clinging and cloying, lingering, long;
Narcotic, devouring, immoderate, strong;
Enticing, inspiring, blighting and naughty;
Polite ones and passionate, contrite ones and
haughty ;
Ravishing, tender kisses— that thrill!
Distracted, anxious kisses— that chill!
Frantic and fragrant, beguiling and painful;
Fond, firm and holy, satanic, disdainful.
If one breathed of fire, the next one was sad;
If this kiss was soulless, then that kiss was glad.
Refreshing, delicious, divine— and yet fearful;
Balsamic, benighting, paradisical, tearf il;
Sisterly, brotherly, pious and yearning;
Feverish, faithless, fervent and burning;
"Freeh as the morning!" "Deep as the sky!"
Sacred ones, soft ones, sweet ones, and shy";
Hearty and heavenly, blissful and spicy;
From warm, hot and parching to cool, cold and icy!
Still onward ran the lengthening list
Of how a woman may be kissed.
So hot— the flgurer lost his breath;
And then so cold— he froze to death!
They have an original way of making a strike
effective In Algiers. The shoetr,tkers are striking.
They are Jews, Moslems and Spaniards, and lark
cohesion of race and language, so that their lead
ers felt something was needful to keep them in
hand. It was therefore decided by general vote
that no man should be allowed to leave the cen
tral offices— which are, fortunately, roomy in old
Algiers— even for food or sleep, so long as tho
strike lasts. If a man gets away by any chance
there is a hue and cry until he is recaptured and
led back.
What a lovely collection of odd cups!" ex
claimed a guest, peering into the china cabinet.
Did It take you long to get so many?" "Oh no ••
said the hostess: "those are samples of the sets
wo have had in the last two years!"— Detroit Free
A Chinaman was killed recently in Bangkok ta a
duel with another of his race. The Chinese method
of duelling is interesting, but does not s«em deadly.
These two F.nnpkok Chinamen fought with the two
forefingers of each hand, stabbing each other with
these in the region of the spleen and at the same
level on the other side of the body. Tho men who
go in for this kind of contest practise every morn
ing, stabbing bags of rice or paddy with these fin
gers till they can use them Bke a piece of Iron.
Method In His Madness.— The special mania
of an Insane man was th« belief that he himself
was a poached egg. One day he said to his keeper.
"I would like a piece of toast." It was not at m«al
time, and the keeper asked, "Why do you want a
piece of toast?"
"Because," answered the man, "I am ttr»d, and
I'd like to stt down!"— Lipplncott'a.
From The Minden (La.) Signal.
We have followed the plough, wielded the hoe
served time on the public roads under an austere
overseer, swept the back yard, worked the garden'
churned the butter, washed tho dish.es nurst:-rt tti<»
baby and rerformed other various and sundry
disagreeable tasks in our time without a murmur
but when it comes to cleaning streets under three
lady bosses— excuse us. please. Three women to
boss you. Great C;esar"s ghost! Just the thoughts
of such a mtastrophe is enough to give a man the
"buck ague "
From The World of To-day.
Where is Cobalt? What is Cobalt?
These are queries from every point of the com
The discoveries of seemingly unlimited mineral
deposits in the primeval forests of the scarcely
explored and less inhabited New Ontario a little
more than a year ago, have drawn thousands of
men from almost every section of the globe to
seek their fortunes in this new land of promise
and there la every evidence and reason that their
hopes will not be blasted on the bleak buttes of a
northern shore. ««»««»
When we speak of the Cobalt country we have In
mind a strip of territory varying from fifty to one
hundred and fifty miles in breadth and extending
from Latch ford, eeventy-nvo miles north of North
Bay, Ont. right through to James Bay. nearly
five hundred miles north. More than one-third of
this vast territory Is mineral land, and when one
considers that not one-fifth of the mineral land
rights have as yet been applied for and that tha
slipping mines established since the first discov
eries already aggregate in value more than tIOO
000,000. an approximate Idea of the potential wealth
of the entire territory when in process of develop
ment may be gained. *^
From The .London Globe.
A lady applied the other day for tickets for the
royal Inclosure at Ascot for self, daughters and
for a Mies "X." of Montreal. She received tick
ets for herself and daughters, with a communica
tion that Mlas "X." of Montreal, should apply
for a ticket through the American Ambassador
The only parallel we can think of to this '-,' of
geography on the part of the powers that be is
the roply of the celebrated Duke at Newcastle
who on being informed that Newfoundland was
an island, shook hands warmly with lib Inform
ant end eaid: "Thank you. thank you. * 0 * -
About Teople and Social Incidenu.
ate. and Mrs. A. D. Juilllard. Mrs. Daniel Laroont
and Alexander Oriswdd will sail to-day for Liver
pool on board the Baltic.
General and Mrs. Lloyd S. Bryee and Mias Bryco.
the Hon. Hugo Baring. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hoyt.
Mr. and Mrs. Melbert B. Cary and Mr. and Mra.
James C. Ames were among those who sailed yes
terday for Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Havemeyer. who were
married about ten days ago, have been staying
since Sunday at Southampton. Long Island, at the
Irvington. Mrs. Havemeyer was formerly Miss Lily
Harriman. and Is the widow of William R.
Mrs. Royal Phelps Carroll has arrived in town
from Newport for a few days' stay. Her husband
has sailed for Europe.
Mrs. D. Henry Knowlton and tbe Misses Knowl
ton have left town for Murray Bay. Canada, where
they will remain until the tall.
Miss Evelyn Blight, whose engagement to Mahlon
Bands was announced In this column a short time
Bpo, has arrived from Europe and has gone to
Newport for the rest of the season.
Francis T. Otis bss also returned from abroad
and is now at Newport for the rest of the summer.
Mrs. Douglas Robinson and Miss Cor*nne Douglas
Robinson are staying with Mra. Douglas Robin
son, sr. a at her place in Herklmer County.
Mr. and Mrs. >T. Shaw Safe have returned from
Europe and have gone to Newport for the re
mainder of the summer.
Dr. and Mrs. Peter B. Wyckoff are spending the
summer at Bernards vl lie, N. J.. but will go later
on to their villa at Southampton if the health of
Dr. Wyckoff. who has been 111. renders the move
to the seaside possible.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Newport. R. 1.. July 31. — The women of society
are now busy with the arrangements for the fair
which Is to be given on Friday next at Sandy
Point Farm for the benefit of St. Mary's Orphan
age, of Providence, and Judging by the arrange
ments which are under way it should be one of
the biggest affairs ever held in Newport. The
committee in charge of It. consisting of Mrs. Regi
nald C. Vanderbilt. Mrs. •William R. Hunter. Mrs.
Harold Brown and Mrs. Eugene Sturtevant, has
nearly completed arrangements.
The broths have been assigned as follows:
Booth No. 1. tea table— Mrs. Reginald C. Vander
bilt. Miss Laura Swan and Mrs. Natalie Schenck
B»th No. 2. ice cream table — Mrs. C. M. Oel
rlchs. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish. Mrs. Harry Lehr. Mrs.
Pembroke Jones. Mrs. Elisha Dyer. Jr.. Mrs. Will
iam J. Leeds and Mrs. O. G. Jennings, assisted by
several men.
Booth Xo. 3. fancy bags— Mra. Paul A. Andrews
and six young women.
Booth No. 4, Japanese flowers— Mrs. J. Mitchell
Booth No. 5, fancy articles— Miss Edith Wetmore.
Booth No. 6— Middletown table— Presided over by
women of Middletown.
Booth Xo. 7, Providence table— ln charge of -Miss
Bet ton.
Booth No. 8. fortune teller— Mrs. Shafter Howard.
Booth \a 9, fancy articles— Miss Frederilta
Pair.-. Miss N. Morgan and Miss Alice Little.
Booth No. 10. fish pond— Mrs. William H. Mayer
and Miss R. Mayer.
Booth No. 11. sofa pillows— Mrs. C I* F. Robin
son ana Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt.
Booth No. 12. candy table— Mrs. Harold Brown,
Miss Chase, of the orphanage, and a number of
children from the orphanage.
There will be two bands of music, one from the
training stat on and one from Fort Adams, while
a troupe of Negro minstrels from New York will
give a performance on a specially constructed
stage. Another feature of the affair will be the
auctioning of articles that are not sold, and this
will bo done by men. Their names, however, have
tw»^n carefully guarded. A stand will be construct
ed for their use In the centre of the show ring.
Good weather prevailed at Newport to-d»v. but
It was hot. the thermometer registering as high
as 90 degrees In the shade at some points, but in
the afternoon a cool breeae came up from the ocean
and made It more comfortable. It was so warm
durins the morning hours that the finals in the
Religious Exercises for Roman
Catholic Women There.
Beginning to-morrow night, the Roman CatJiollo
women of Newport's summer colony will go Into an
eight-day retreat at the Convent of the Cenacle.
Battery and Second streets. Newport. This is the
first series of religious exercises erer arranged ex
clusively for the summer colony at Newport. It
will probably be held each year hereafter, if it Is
•well attended this year. The retreat is practically
on the Initiative of the Newport women them
selves. It was learned yesterday, although It had
been außgeßted from time to time by the nuns up
The retreat will b« prsached by th» Rev. William
O'Brien Pardow, S. J., one of ths best preachers in
the Jesuit body. Father Pardaw Intends that this
first series of religious exercises will be heard by all
the cottagers up there. If they choose to attend. He
has asked the Catholic women to bring their women
friends along, Cathollo or Protestant. It is not un
likely that there will be a good sprinkling; of non-
Catholics in his audience.
Father Pardow has arranged a special series of
sermons for this occasion. The retreat will be con
ducted on the same principle as all similar exer
cises. Newport Catholics, for the time being, wf!l
havn to forget the Casino an<! other places of
amusement and give themselves up entirely to
prayer and examination.
• During the retreat those making It will live as ;
near in common as possible, and. of course, must
abide by the rules laid down and attend the exer- i
cises several times dally. Silence is usually im- ;
posed on those making retreats from the moment
it is opened until it closes. The only exception to
lay persons Is an hour at noon and three-quarters !
of an hour In the evening. They will rise at ft
o'clock each morning to hear mass, followed by
meditation and a sermon. The rest of the time
until 10 o'clock will be spent In spiritual reading.
At this hour each morning Father Pardow will
deliver one of the aeries of pennons. In the after
noon there will be a short talk on points of Chris
tian doctrine. The evening sermon, generally re
garded as the principal sermon of the day is
usually given over by the Jesuits to meditations
on hell, heaven, purgatory, eternal damnation eto
The Convent of the Cenacle is in . charge of the
nuns of the Cenaele.
It Is expected that at least two hundred women
will attend the exercises. Those who have rot
cottages at Newport have already engaged quar
tern. Some of. the younger women will stay in the
convent during the eight days of the retreat.
Madrid, July .—lt is announced that Emperor j
William, after a cruise In the Mediterranean, will
land at Allcant«, Spain. In September, and visit
King Alfonso. The Spanish sovereign will go to
Ferrol In August to launch the cruiser RHna Re
gen ta.
JUaoas the passengers who will sail to-day for
Rotterdam on the Potsdam are:
A. F. Eno. I William F. Proctor.
The Key. and Mrs. Chaun- Mr. and Mrs. William M.
cty \V. Goodrich, , \ Crano.
Those who will sail to-day for Liverpool on the
Baltic are:
Mrs. Daniel Lamont, I Major Hanson.
Mr. and Mrs. A. IX JuU- Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sewn -
Hard. c»r.
Henry P. Joum«a,y. John 11. rri-ntlc*.
Travellers who arrived yesterday from Bremen
on the Kaiser Wilhelm tier Qresss. were:
The Prince and Princess! Mr. and Mrs. William i*.
Cantacusrne. J Broad. -
Butt L. Oaafortk. |i!r. end m .». ■WtT^am « * i
mixed doubles at the Casino were not pi, ■.- ;V .
there was little life until late in the aftcrr "'
Next week promises to be a live:/ on&! -v
carnival win be celebrated, and the flee* ef «t"
New York Yacht Club will arrive. baits* 5
week the society circus from the Kea'T/j.'
Hippodrome will give exhibitions under a '.',!'.
and many cottagers have obtained it for P-v".P -v".' M "
Uons at their cottages late in the eveafcj/aT^
dinner parties.
A musical was given this morning at Tw?.-. C-
the villa of Mrs. French E. Chad wick, wh: *"
largely attended by the cottagers. Miss jr , „ "
Unschuld. court pianist of the Queen of Kus*bb?
who is spending the summer at Newport. ldTs.*
Mrs. Richard ibrtll has card* out fo- & *~*
den party to be' given on Monday on?
lawn of her estate in Bellevue avenue. The oH._
of the fleet of Admiral Evans will be Invttai
attend, as the affair is given in honor of A4b*!|
Bvan?. . ' — l
Luncheons were given this afternoon by |
Pembroke Jones. Mrs. L. Q. Jones and Mrs. nif*
T>. Auchincloat. and this evening a cottage jb_
was given by Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer and Mr*?
Cass Ledyard. ■ ** -**
Miss Lotta Robinson, of Baltimore, who to «
guest of Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, registered at tH
Casino to-day. * *"•
To-morrow Mr. and Mrs. Alfred O. Vaade-iri
win • entertain the children of the Thames
Church Sunday school at a picnic at SovthwMk
[By Telegraph to Th« Trtbuao.]
Lenox. Mass.. July Despite the soltrisejj «
the afternoon to-day many of the cottagers Ana.
down to Lee. where a fete was held for th« best*
of St. George's Episcopal Church, at which »S
Robb de P. Tytus and Miss Nancy c. Wag!!,
were in charge of the teatables. Mi3s Chariot*
and Miss Cornelia Barnes and their guest. l»!
Margaret Knott. Mrs. George H. Morgan and jH,!
Adele Kneeland were in the gathering.
Miss Ethel Folsom gave out to-day the news fast
the tableaus and dances held this week for t*»
benefit of th» Convalescent Home had netted ■■—
This sum will be applied to the running exaZlZ
of the institution. *^»»»
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blake, who have been vttfc
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Blake, at Pine XeadtLT
started to-day for Boston.
Miss Jane Sedgwick has returned to Stocks-*-.
from Rome. Italy, and is entertaining Hiss cL
Buckner. of Baltimore.
Paul Tuckerman. of Tuxedo, is a guest of Mm
Lucius Tuckerman. in Stockbridge. • ; . "''
Mrs. F. L. Warrin arrived in StoekbrMge te>4»»
after a several weeks' stay in the Catskilla, aatfe
a guest of Mrs. John Swarm.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Vessy have gone ti
Ridgefleld. Conn., after a visit with Mrs. TtiriTwji
Blakeman. in Stockbridge.
Miss Jessica Bishop, of Chicago, daughter of Jfe,
and Mrs. Henry W. Bishop, has gone to Bar Har
bor for the month of August.
Senator and Mrs. "W. Murray Crane, who an at
Mount Pleasant, in Windsor, will sail on August 1
for Europe. HRH
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Fordham. of New York, an
at their country place at Tyringham for the ny
mainder of the summer.
Arthur Dv Pury. of the Swiss Legation at Wsjb*
Ington. will arrive in Lenox to-morrow acd will re
main during August and September.
Mrs. John C Black, of. Chicago, entertained at
dinner to-night for her guest. Mrs. Sertius WaJs»
worth, of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Runkle and family, of
New York, who have been at the Hotel AsptsTaH
for come time, started by motor car to-day fcr
their camp In the Adirondack*.
Miss Constance Griggs, of Paterson. N. X. . sni
Joined h*r mother. Mrs. John Griggs, at the Afpte
wall cottage. Miss Grigg3 is entertalntas 3fhs
Ethel M. Lee. of Paterson.
Mr. and Mrs. H. de Berkeley Parsers, of !Cs»
York, have arrived at the Hotel Asptnwaß. Sir.
and Mrs. Pliny Flsk. of New York, and 3lr. art
Mrs. Phelps Hoyt. cf Chicago, will arrive tans «••
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hagar, jr.. of New Totk.
who have been in Plttsfleld. are to have sasjs>
ments at the Hotel Aspinwall for the remainder sf
the summer.
Automobile arrivals in Lenox to-night Include Hr.
and Mrs. L. L. Fleming; and family, of Rye. X. V.:
Mr. and Mrs. Willis O. Chapin. Miss Janet Chain
and William Chapin, of Buffalo: Miss Virginia Or
ton. of Irvington, N. T.; Mr. and Mrs. O. a Rich
ards and family, of New York; Mr. and Mrs, Robert
B. Pobson. Miss Wells and Mr. and Mrs. H. ft
Filers, of New York: S. G. Harris, of Tarrytom
N. V.; J. L. Martin. R. L. Knapp and H. M. Wood
bury, of Boston.
Pope Receives Pilgrims — A Message,
from President Roosevelt.
Rome, July a.— The Pope to-day received tte
American pilgrimages conducted by the Right Us*
Henry Gabriels. Bishop of Ogdensburg. N. T., »BB
John J. McGrane. of Brooklyn, who were presetted
by Monsignor Kennedy, rector of the American
Mr- McGrane gave the Pope a (old pen. and ob
tained the Pontiffs white skull cap. and Bishop
Gabriels presented to the Pope ILJM of Peter's
Pence. The Bishop also read an address. In wMd
he said Catholicism was making rapid strides to
the TTnited States, due to the complete freedsßl
which the Churcn enjoyed an . the srood will sf
the American civil authorities. Bishop GabrieU
quoted President Roosevelt as saying to him «a
learning that the Bishop was to conduct a pil
grimage to Rome:
Tell the Pope that I sent to him my prafomf
regards. I have tried to treat Prct^tasts «*$
Catholics alike, as my latest appointments show.
tn\ tr £ to Perpetuate this policy. This repuSlii
ill stand for many a century. I expect t*t*t then
will be Catholic Presidents, as well as Protestant.
tried U to d th * y WUI treat * ach other U l U> *
Answering Bishop Gabriels's address, the Pass
said that one of the reasons for the growth of Ca
tholicism in the United States was th* liberty tie
Church enjoyed under every administration, but si
a special manner under that of President Roosevelt,
"for whom." h© added. "I entertain ths >.iffca*
esteem, and I have reasons to believe that he «a
tertains special affection for me."
The Pontiff presented medals to the leaders «f
the pilgrimages, and was photographed in the gros?
of pilgrims.
The Papal encyclical, which it was expected wossl
be aimed against Christian socialists, proves to •»
directed to the Italian clergy, although some or t«»
references have a general application, as. for Is
stance, th» reference to the. necessity of the minor
clergy obeying their bishops. The document coa>"
sists of thirty pages, dealing- chiefly with tie Sj**
of insubordination and Independent manifested tt
the Italian clergy In certain localities. Althousjs
the Abbe Murri is not specifically mentioned. ti»
effect of the document Is to condemn the organ!"**
tion known as the Christian Democracy.
The Pope to-day received In private audience tie
Rev. James P. Turner. Vicar-General of Ph!l«**"
Intelligent Democrats How Kepubl ■•*
Hearst After the Best. 4
From The New York Times.
The Democrats of New York State "Us sAi<?
have gone -astray" because they have no leader. «>
or^nixtttion. no formulated purposes, no *& li
QWect m view. Th*y *** incoherent la the st»»
that they don l stlck together and in the other sea"
that their utterances have become us lnartieuti'.t
and unintelligible * S lU& cries of a victim °* ****
on i he bruin. .
Intellisent Democrats? Where are they? la**
bosom yt th» Republican party lons a^o. Tbg 1
Ti^'i . with rdu«M feet in l»y«. as transient* m
IJOO tlie patli \vu» eusii-r to their feet. the. ■mpsaf
more to their liking. They were gettinj; used to*
~ Whai wonder that such a headless thins a» ***
i ?"L,*°l¥ l^m^cracy should attract the att— «*g
I•f Mr. iimrs * »nd suggest a foray? Who suag
in his waiy? There is to be a meeting of the stSJS
rommlttee this week. Very good, but a trifle t3>
" thw party were a Mvins org-anism Us state «**"
niittee and Its reorciknried leaders would have i**f
m pernetiwJ se.Hsinn .'or the last three niontn_-
Sojnethlng wuuKt cave b«en done to "hoW ts«
Pttrjy together." to protect it from the Hearst *»*
sauk. and to prepare tin; way for a Bonusa**!
that would of*»r some inducement to t •**
waMnt»i»iattn to taetr «Id faith.

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