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Icrd Esher's Important Hole and
Ills Clever Anglo-American Wife.
otfcough I*'* l 1 ** 11 * «•»• Is rarely eeea in
tit and. so far as the public Is concerned, he re.
LJLa m the background, yet he has Justly been
iggeribed as one of the potent Influences of th«
jaunt day In England. It Is doubtful If there Is
'.-r one whose name carries a greater amount of
with the King, who consults him upon every
rs3^elvab!e question, whether It be matters of state
„ et finance, of the domestic economy of the royal
-goiehoid or problems pertaining: to his majesty's
><PitelstratlonP itelstratlon ss supreme arbiter of English cool
The only office which he now holds Is that of
j>utenant Governor and Deputy Constable of
jrjndsor Castle, and It is no secret to those behind
jjje scenes that, besides declining- the permanent
jpfler secretaryships of state of two of the most
j-portant Rovernrnent departments, he likewise
(tttsfid the post of Minister of War when It was
.treaty pressed upon him by the King. He. how-
Iftr. allowed himself to be Induced by the King
to consent to become chairman of the royal com
jjjgsion for the reform of the War Department,
ggi it is to him that the English people are In
#bte6 for the abolition of many of the most crying
, buie » of those Augean stables of the government
»fccinistratir.n. Per a time Lord Esher was secre
ury of the government Board of Works, and it was
this that first brought him into such close contact
w*t the King But he has long sine* severed his
ceeßSrtlon with that branch of the service, and is
featrm jly understood to have become one of the
prtters of Sir Ernest Cassel. the Anglo-German
pnker »'*° financed the Nile dam In Egypt. This.
jic««f. Is merely a matter of belief and of gos
£> For Lord Esher keeps his own counsel, and he
jj not the port of man to whom people are apt to
adflrees cuestions that are indiscreet.
" lienS Baber first entered public life at the aga of
tseoty-sJx as private secretary to the Duke of
2«roasWre. then the Marcuis of Hartlngrton. and
for cesxlr a decade Reggie Brett, as he was known
ja those days to his friends, not only enjoyed the
te=2fcnr« of his chief, but likewise did much of his
~sni«t«ial work, the duke being the most indolent
el men As the duke whs at the head of the War
peptrtJn^Rt during the Egyptian campaign and
£* goudar. expedition. Lord Efher had plenty of
eppcrtunlty of becoming acquainted with all the ins
ante of the War Department, which, according
to many. lie virtually "ran" in those days, the
gok« leaving almost everything to him.
But it was certainly not his fault if the army sent
cat from England to relieve and rescue General
Gorton in ISB4 did not reach Khartoum in time.
f>«ry conceivable obstacle was placed In the way
cf «« dispatch by Mr. Gladstone, who was reluctant'
t» the very \**t to waste any more English lives or
treasure upon Egypt, and there is no doubt that
IctO Ether's withdrawal of his political allegiance
from the Grand Old Man was largely attributable
to b'i attitude In this particular respect. For Lord
rrt*r was ana of the closest and most Intimate
fri«id» of Chinese Gordon, who had nursed the
■Jslamnt's brother on his deathbed, and among the
jaoit valued of all Lord Esher's possessions in his
c!iann!n<r home in the Windsor Forest are a num
ber of keepsakes presented to him by the hero of
The borne in question goes by the name of Orchard
Let, and the late Queen Victoria, who had known
VtS Laoy Esher and himself from their chlld
tood. was wont during the last ten years of her
lit sttea to drive over from Windsor Castle to visit
■MS and to take tea at Orchard Lea.
It i? somewhat rare for the favor of one sovereign
to be continued to an Individual by the succeeding
eceurent of the throne. But Lord Esher stands
CQite as high in the confidence and regard of King
S4w»rd as he did in that of Queen Victoria, One
sf the most striking proofs of the value which the
present ruler of the British Empire attaches to the
vfcrount's judgment, tact and discretion is to be
Jsund in the fact that he has confided to him all the
tare Queen's confidential papers, in order to make a
Bjaetsss therefrom for publication ln a species of
isyal history of her reign. These documents em
la?* her correspondence, not only with her min
isters and with English statesmen, both ln and oat
of office, but also with members of the royal fam
ily and with foreign rulers throughout a period
<f. threescore years. Nor has any exception been
taken to the King's selection of Lord Esher for the
t«k of compiling "Queen Victoria's Life and Let
t»n=" from a.ll this material, of such Inestimable
value to the stud fait of history. Indeed, it seems
to t* unanimously agreed that no better choice
fcSKjd hive been made for the work.
Lord F>her. in the days when he was private sec
retary t« the Duke of Devonshire, used to keep a
•aa'.l racing stud. But he has long since given this
«p, being unable to find the time required to super
visa his etables. Indeed, every hour may be paid
to bo taken up with the business of his King. All
th» SJOrk ■'■•" r^etorJnpr. redecorating and rearranging
TT!!j<Je-T Cast!*, and its transformation Into one of
th* most luxurious and perfect royal abodes In
Europe, ass been carried out by his suggestion and
•anAer his supervision. He has done the same for
aUssaafl and for Balmoral, and he has converted
Buckingham Palace from one of the most hideous
wxi unhealthy of metropolitan edifices Into the
siatdlfct and most dignified of royal homes. He
poaew*e a perfect genius for arrangement, and
the sr-i*r.d!d blocks of government offices In Parlia
ment sUtL an well as the new home of the Albert
«a Victoria Museum, in South Kensington, may
BUSHi (lnil as a sort of memorial of the time when
Jfcwas in control of the government Office of Works.
Be Inaururoted there an entirely new method In
tuUfllnj; government offices. He entertained the
Jiotoundcst disbelief in the capacity of architects
ts design a public building suitable for the work
c? the government departments. He therefore re
stricted the architects to the exterior, Insisting that
C* arramroment of the Interior should be left to his
•■a department, the Office of Works.
So <sn«s understands better than Lord Esher the
snangerrier t of those magnificent pageants which
*•*• been such a feature of the present reign, and
If Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, her funeral
<Wttr.or;les and the Coronation of King: Edward
*wked *<■■ — iinliili and without the slightest
Blsa it was wholly due to his gift of organisation
sad to his care in providing everything beforehand.
toting nothing to chance.
la«)- Bstirr. like himself, wields a «ift«d pen.
tal his "Footprints of Statesmen" and "The Yoke
" Esapire" have their counterpart in her volumes
stgnnfui pc^me. She may be described as half
•a American. For. while her father was Baron
•on c>» Meyer, for many years the Belgian Envoy
■ Loaoon, and the personal representative there
•* Queen Victoria's uncle and former guardian.
*• late King Leopold, her mother was a daughter
** that Joseph Bate*, of Boston, who was the
•■Wean partner cf the great banking: house of
*^ne It was at Mr. Bates*s house at Twicken
■*. on the TJiames. that all those distinguished
*iicar.s who visited England during the. first
*&nr y«-fir* of tips Victorian era were enabled to
**« the leading men of «"}reat Britain.
k>*d Esh'-r in (ha second peer of his name. His
MSSaty was bestowed upon hi« father, in recog
-'ios of hi* sorties on the bench, and especially
****«» > t of the Rolls. He was one of the wlt
**«. *afl assuredly thf- most handsome and courtly,
tteahers of the English bar, and found a. fitting con
*t In his rYencsj born wife, the stepdaughtf-r of
£ *«!! known «v>lonH Gurwood. whose name will
t * 3n *njt*r*d by all who are Interested In mlli
r~ T J^' loTy ' ln connection with the standard works
">• ''ampalim* of (be Duke of Wellington."
t fl tray a ' 1 -''. in conclusion, that the present Lord
•IT IMAy Krtier have both been subject to a
■J^nit* stttrasjs A number of years ago, when they
tbt * nii Mr *"•* Mrs. Resrtnald Brett, a miscreant
'tr3 * * JOmb !nl ° the hall of their house, in THney
lord p M*>-falr, mistaking It for the residence of
th, **■**«■, a Judge famed far and wide for
I*flv'p Wlty ° hl * ** nt nc * a - close by. Lord and
«•■» jKh " r ' Who had 3ust :lter "' 1 the house and
j_ 'rang upstairs, escaped In the most marvellous
rrT,' wiO, Bllght Injures. But the entire front
_-._ *lr hou «» was wrecked, and many of their
""•Wires were destroyed.
kaiser buys boxaparte villa.
U*' R r< * r ' 11! lam has completed the purchase of
-Bonaparte villa, or rather palace, at Rome.
f 44 ! 'tends to 4evote It to the use of German art
p, v • *bllsh there a school of art. such as the
*** have at the Villa Medici, and such as the
t& ay States i.as at the Villa Mlrafiore; that is
ti 5 /• «ehoo*a where the most talented pupils of
t^*B» ehooU at home may find maintenance hind
■-w»i fre« of cost, amid the Influences of every-
Th ?4,, '?**' Perfect and purVof ancient art.
snt Jim . Bona liarll»l iarll » Ic "3ks on to tlie Via Venti
n£-™d CXC X Ilo ° r thilt>atQ *™™ ••>» '. ; .- Porta ■•«.
Ati t,, Uchael Anee!*. and- is a very roomy
ii, tj: V , I": 11 --" I*'1 *' • LV -•■■••• squads. «
fl»t S!^ **■ LcllUa Bona Part*. mother of the
nm Bmperor Napoleon, who established her home
««». even before the overthrow of her son's
Power. »nd who spent the renmhulor of ber d
wsra. £ I 5I 5 burled in Rome, where her tombstone
«»*• the laconic yet eloquent inscription, "Return
-£!!£ ( th * mother of kings"). It serves to call
attention to the fact that she was the mother, not
«my of the Emperor Napoleon, but also of Louis
Bonaparte. King of Holland; of Joseph Bonaparte.
King of Spain; of Jerome Bonaparte. King of West
pnaiia. and of Caroline. Queen of Naples, while
the young: Kin* of Rome was her grandson. She
was a wonderful old woman, -whose thrift was
wont to anger the Emperor, the more so as she
made no secret of the fact that if she was saving
up money it was because she did not believe that
Ms empire would last. "Tant que cela dure" ("as
lone as It lasts"), she was wont to mutter to her
self, prophetically.
"After the fall of the empire all of her sons had
recourse to , her well stocked purse. But Lucien
was the only one of her sons to make his home
witn her-tnat son who had refused all his brother's
offers of a throne, because they were accompanied
by the condition that he should divorce his wife,
to whom he was devoted. Lucien inherited his
mother s palace at her death, and had a numerous
family, his eldest son, Charles, marrying, at Bor
dentown. N. J.. his cousin, the daughter of ex-
King Joseph Bonaparte of Spain. Of this union
were born the late Cardinal Bonaparte and Prince
Bonaparte, who left no male issue. In
deed, although Lucien had nine children and
fourteen brothers and sisters, not a single prince
of his house and of his name remains to perpetuate
his branch of the family, save Roland Bonaparte,
part proprietor of the Monte Carlo gambling es
tablishment, and the marriage of whose father
to his mother, a plumber's daughter, was onSy leg
alized some ten yearn after his birth.
It is customary to speak of the Bonaparte as
Corsicans. In reality they are Tuscans, and among
the treasures of the Vatican library is a descrip
tion of the capture and plundering of Rome by
the Germans and Spaniards In 1527, which bears
on its title page the name of Jacobo Bonaparte, of
Florence, as author, and the date of publication,
l«E0. In the great cemetery outside of Florence will
be found several beautiful tombs of the Bona
partes. dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries, and Emperor Napoleon as a boy
went to stay at Florence with his father's elder
brother, who was one of the legal advisers of the
grand duke. One day young Napoleon accompa
nied his uncle to the palace, and while his uncle
was with the grand duke he was left to play sol
diers with the ruler's son. Archduke Charles of
Austria, who a quarter of a century later com
manded the Austrian army against him, notably at
the battle of Aspern.
Seems Pleased Over Result of Cotir
ference on Ohio Affairs.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune. 5
Oyster Bay. July 31.— President Roosevelt held
a two hours' conference to-day with Senator
Dick, of Ohio, and Elmer Dover, secretary of
the Republican National Committee, during
which the political situation ln the Buckeye
State and the Middle West was thoroughly dis
cussed. When Senator Dick left Sagamore Hill
he expressed the belief that the President would
help the Ohio Republican candidates this fall in
every legitimate way, and would to this end
send several members of his Cabinet to make
speeches during the campaign.
"But the President is not going to take the
stump himself," added Senator Dick, by way of
caution to the newspaper men.
Secretary Dover said that he had come along:
merely as "a friend of Senator Dick and of the
President." The Republican National Commit
tee, h*» observed, was at present "as quiet as
the newspaper correspondents in Oyster Bay."
which every one was ready to admit was quiet
When Senator Dick and Secretary Dover
reached Oyster Bay at 1O:11 a. m.. they waited
at the railroad station for a few minutes. The
Senator said that he had come merely to have
a genera! talk with the President about the fall
political work.
"The Republicans of Ohio are in perfect har
mony this year." said he, "and every one Is con
fident of victory. Governor Harris Is making a
splendid executive, the times are good, and there
Is no reason why ive should not retain our great
majority in the House of Representatives. Last
year Governor Herrick was beaten through a
misplaced bias of public opinion which operated
against him. Yet it was through "his Instrumen
tality that Ohio secured the best prohibition law
that was ever placed on the books."
Both Senator Dick and Secretary Dover
seemed gTeatly pleased over the result of their
conference with the Executive.
'The President is deeply interested in the out
come of the Ohio Congress fight." said Senator
Dick, "for he rightfully believes that many of
the great public policies which he has inaugu
rated will fall unless the substantial Republican
majority in th* House of Representatives is pre
served. He will aid the candidates in Ohio in
every legitimate way. Of course, we would like
to have him make a few speeches in the state,
but that Is out of the question, for he cannot
take the stump. I believe that Secretary Shaw
and several other members of the Cabinet will
be heard In Ohio during the campaign, and their
assistance will be of the greatest possible bene
"Of course, we are going: to have a hard fight '
on our hands to keep the members we now have j
In the House, but even ln the most doubtful ;
Congressional districts the Republicans are very
hopeful of victory. You know that the recent
tremendous majority is abnormal an<l was only j
made possible by the huge Roosevelt wave of j
popularity, which more than doubled the normal
hundred thousand Republican majority of the
etate. But now that we have this majority, we
are going to do our best to keep it, and we
think that we are deserving of it.
"The general discontent which found expres
sion In the defeat of Herriek and the election of
Patterson last year, has all disappeared and has
been replaced by an era of good feeling and
confidence, which Is always the forerunner of
Republlf-an success.
"I think the tariff will be the main issue
throughout the Middle West this fall, and on
this, as on all other subjects, the Republican
party is ready to stand by its record. The re
cent order issued by President Roosevelt making
on eight-hour day for all employes of the army
and navy was a piece of very good politics
and will bear its fruit.
"It is safe to make one prediction— that Presi
dent Roosevelt's administration and the work of
Congress will receive sincere and enthusiastic
Indorsement in th» Ohio Republican platform."
Senator Dick has for years made the first
draft of the state platform, and this was one of
the principal topics of his discussion with the
President to-day. In discussing the local Ohio
situation the Senator said that Governor Harris
would have a second term, in accordance with
the time honored custom In his state, and that
Senator Forak^r's friends would hereafter be
found working shoulder to shoulder with the
members of the old organization of Senator
When Secretary Dover was asked if he had
any news to report fl« the result of his visit
to Sagamore Hill, he laughed and said: "I camo
down here to umpire the argument between the
President and Senator Dick, but when I got
out to Sagamore Hill I fnund that their Ideas
fitted so nicely together that I was out of a Job."
nuwarrf-s Bay. Mass.. July 31.-E*-Presid*nt
Cleveland, who arrived here last night, to-day
Joined e*-o>mmodore E. C. Benedict, of the Corin
thian Yacht Club, on the yacht Onelda and spent
th- day la ltehlng. Mr. Cleveland's summer home,
r.rnv iiables has been taken for the season by Mrs.
Logwood Ignore, of Chicago, and Mrs. Aylward.
a friei;d of Mrs. Cleveland.
The personal estate of John B. M. Grosvenor who
died last September, lias been valued ln this state
at $78 164 Deductions for administration and other
disbursements bring the net estate here down to
M 4.417. Mr. Grosvenors entire estate, the bulk^f
It being outside of New York, U Rssswl M HsWwS
[Nephew Says He Will Contest for
I : Share of Estate.
\ 1 ■."'".• ■ . ■
[By Telegraph tb The Tribune.]
Troy, IST. T., July James H. Sage, of this city,
arrived here this morning, having spent several
days in New York In conference with attorneys re
garding the contest of the will of his uncle. Russell
Ba . • . He said that he would by all means contest
; the will. "I have made up my mind to get that to
' which a blood relative of Russell Sage Is entitled,"
I he said, "and if I don't. It will be because there
Is no legal way of doing so."
When asked if the heirs would unite to contest
the will, he replied that they would not. Accord-
Ing to Mr. Sage the only contestants will be him
, self and Mrs. Geer, a niece of the dead financier.
"I understand," said Mr. Sage, "that many of
the heirs are dissatisfied with the bequests, but do
not Intend to make a contest. However, you may
I say that Mrs. Geer and myself Intend to light to
the end."
Regarding the grounds of the contest. Mr. Sage
j said: "I am of the opinion that during Uncle Rus
j sell's last years undue influence was brought 4 to
| bear on him which caused him to leave the bulk of
his fortune to his wife. To me it seems highly im
probable that he would pass his own blood relatives
by with less than he would give to his second wife.
If TTncle Russell had left any children none of the
other heirs would have expected to get more than
j $25,000; but. as it is. I for one shall make an at
| tempt to get what I ought to have, and I don't mi
i tend to be defrauded of It. either. As for the other
j heirs, I do not know what they Intend to do, and do
; not care. I understand that Mrs. Geer. of New
j York, will also contest the will, but I think she will
be satisfied with less than would have fallen to her
had Uncle Russell died intestate. Probably $100,000
would satisfy, her. All she wants is a fair deal."
Mr. Sage Intimated that he would be satisfied
1 with nothing less than would have been his share
; had his uncle died without a will.
! He. was accompanied on his trip up the river on
; the night boat by A. Welles Stump, an attorney, of
New lork. who repress s Mrs. Geer in the pro
ceedings. Mr. Stump went to Saratoga, and to-day
had a conference with Senator Bracket who is at
torney for James H. Sage. Both Senator Brackett
and Mr. Stump were seen to-day, but. aside from
admitting they were in conference over the Sage
will, would say nothing regarding the plans. Mr.
i Sage will return to New York to-night.
James H. Sage, of Troy. N. V.. is a commission
merchant in flourishing circumstances.. For many
years, it Is said, he locked upon himself as the
favorite nephew of "Uncle Russell." who frequently
commended him on his business ability, and also on
the care and affection he lavished on his father, W.
C. Sage. J. H. Sage, as did his uncle, loves good
horses and is said to have boasted that he owned
better ones than the older man.
It was declared yesterday that Senator Edgar
T\ Brackett, who Is J. H. Sage's counsel In the
win matter, was anxious to engage Joseph H
Choate to assist him.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Lenox. Macs., July 31.— Joseph H. Choate. said
over the telephone to-night from his country resi
dence in Stockbridge that he had not been re
tained by James H. Sage or any other relative cf
the late Russell Sage to attempt to break Mr.
Sage b will. Since he has been in Stockbridge Mr
Choate has given up work of every kind and is not
acting even in an advisory way for any one. • His
health is improving, and he will not take up any
legal matters before next fall.
IBy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Saratoga, N. V., July 31— A. Welles Stump, of
New York, and Senator Edgar T. Brackett were, it
Is understood, in consultation here early this morn
lng in relation to the purposed contest of the will
of Russell Sage. Mr. Stump left here at midday
for Troy and New York. Both lawyers positively
declined to make public any statement.
London. July 81.— The Rev. George Grenfell, the
missionary explorer, died at Basoko. Congo Inde
pendent State. July 1. from blackwater fever. He
was born in 18e) near Fvnsance. Cornwall.
The Rev. George Grcnfell was the missionary of
the Baptist Society to the Congo Independent
State, and secretary of the commission for the
protection of Congo natires. He was the first Eu
ropean to visit EJdra Falls, Cameroons, ln 1874 and
in 1884 discovered the outfall of the Mobangi River
Into the Congo. Later he made a track survey of
some 2.000 miles of the previously unknown water
ways of the Upper Congo system.
Frederick T. Quick, a broker, died at his home in
Bellport, Long Island, on Monday. Mr. Quick, who
was forty-seven years old, was the son of the late
Tunis W. and Phebe Quick, of this city. When
only twenty-one years old Mr. Quick entered the
New York Stock Exchange and was at that time
the youngest member in the exchange. Until five
years ago Mr. Quick was ln the brokerage business
He was a /member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The funeral will be held to-day and burial
will he at Bellport.
Syracuse, July 31.— Postmaster D. J. Dewey of
North Manllus, who was appointed by President
L * ■ *n 1862, and had served continuously since,
dl< day. He was seventy years old.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Hartford, Conn.. July 31— Dwight Slate, president
of the Dwight Slate Machine Company, of this city,
and one of the foremost mechanical experts of the
United States, died to-day at the home of his
daughter. Mrs. Howard N. Hlnckley, having been
in very feeble health for several years. Dwight
Slate was born May 29, 1818, in Gill, Franklin
County, Mass., the son of Bethuel and Sarah (Bal
lard) Slate. When seventeen years old he entered
Eli Horton's machine shop, ln Stafford, and dis
played such Inventiveness that he was made a part
ner before he had finished his apprenticeship. He
made special tools for the first guns Which the
government ordered of the late Colonel Colt. He
leaves a number of grandchildren and two chil
dren. Horace B. Slate, of New York City, and Mrs
Howard N. Hincktey. of Hartford. The funeral
will be held Thursday afternoon.
Lew Fields and Shuberts Select Cast for New
Flay— Bransby Williams Coming.
Lew Fields and the Shuberts have completed the
cast whi ::!• is to support Mr. Fields in the musical
production he is to present at the Herald Square
Theatre about September 1. The roster is as follows:
Edna Wallace Hopper, Elita Proctor Otis, Louise
Allen Collier, Edna Luby. Cecelia Brown. Coralie
Blythe, George Qrossmlth. Joseph Herbert, jr.,
George Bcban, Jack Nirworth and Harry Fisher.
The Shuberts denied yesterday that they were to
quit New Orleans. They are giving up the Lyrlo
Theatre there, but will open a new Shubert Theatre
early tn October.
Bransby Williams, an English character actor,
has tern engaged through the United Booking
OnVes for a tour in the recently merged vaudeville
houses of the East and Weet. Mr. Williams will
sail from Liverpool on August 23. on the Coronia,
and will make his nrst appearance here at Keith
& Proctor's Fifty-eighth Street Theatre, on Sep.
tember 10, In a sketch In which he gives character-
Isatlons from Dlckous's stories.
Miss Josephine L/Ovett, who for the last flve weeks
has been playing the rol« of Shirley Roasmore In
"The L.ion and the Mouse" at the Lyceum Theatre,
will be transferred to another company and given
tho same part when Miss Elliston returns to the
cast fn September.
Mario Cahill and her company began rehearsals
yesterday for tlm new musical play. "Marrying
Mary." by Royle Nurt Heln. which will be produced
at Dnly's on August 27. The following are th* prin
cipal players who will be with Miss Cahill: William
OourtUigh, Eugene Cowles, Roy Atwell. Charles A.
Moi-giiti. Mark Bmlth, 11. Guy Woodward. John C.
Hanson. Anna Buckley. Sadie Harris. Blanche
Wf'Mt. Marice Moshv-. Virginia fitelnhardt. Louise
M;i'-I>on;iM, Anna Mooney, Olga May. Elslo Shaw,
Ethel Sh.iw. Eliza)>eth King. Kmma King and Anna
Uelle Cordon.
German Night at Pain's fireworks, Manhattan
Beach, August 1 will have many features which
will Interest the sons of the Fatherland. Among
the pictures to be shown will be that of the Era
j*-rur. and there will also be a set piece of the
American and German flags. Saturday night will
be the annual compliment to the old City of Brook
Children Help Work hi, Giving
"Litf'r Red Riding Hnod."
White Tribune Fresh Air children are always glad
to have others help them, those staying at Kromm
farm, Shokan. N. V., have proved that they are
capable of helping themselves by giving an enter
tainment by means of which they cleared over $30
above expenses. One hundred Tribune Fresh Air
children are staying at the farm, a delightful place
In the Catskllls, where there Is everything to make
a country vacation pleasant. With the second
party that went out it was decided to give a pub
lic entertainment in the town of Shokan. As soon
as the party arrived preparation for the entertain
ment was begun. "Little Red Riding Hood** was
the play selected, and the cast was picked from
the children.
Big yellow posters were placed ln prominent
places in Shokan announcing that the play would
be given oa July 24. When the evening arrived
many were turned away from the hall for lack of
seats. The children succeeded not only In pleasing
the people, but in arousing a greater Interest In
"fresh air" work. One woman in the village, who
has never sppeared Interested before, has now in
vited the whole party of children to her home for
a lawn party.
Xo better Idea of what "fresh air" work Is doing
for children can be gained than by hearing what
those who send children have to say when they
return. A woman who has just received a largo
party returned from Binghamtbn writes to the
Tribune Fresh Air Fund as follows:
For ten summers I have been doing "fresh air
work," hut last evening 1 brought home a party
that for pure happiness seemed to eclipse all others.
Such bright fac^s, tanned and brown by contact
with real fresh air, and such eager little voices re
counting all the Joys that had been packed Into two
Waiting for the pair at the elevated station, I
asked who had the best time. No one who heard
the answer will ever forget it, echoing louder and
louder, "me," "me." "me," "me"; until we were
forced to the conclusion that each one had the
best time.
One worker, whose children came from a more
than ordinarily rough neighborhood, tells how her
children gain their first real appreciation of trees
and flowers by a trip to the country. In the rear
of the Settlement house where she worked were
placed in the spring a number of red geraniums.
Almost immediately some of the boys of the neigh
borhood picked them and destroyed them. For a
long time it was impossible to Keep any flowers
at all in the yard. In the early part of July these
boys that destroyed the flowers were sent to the
country. Since their return the flowers In the back
yard have gone unmolested.
The worker also tells this Incident: A few days
ago one of the boys who had been to the country
saw one that hadn't picking a flower.
HI there, youse." he yelled, "cut that out."
Aw, what yer givin us?" was the reply.
"Cut It out. I says."
"Cut nutting out."
Immediately there was trouble, which ended only
when the missionary appeared on the scene and
separated two boys rolling in the dirt, both with
bloody noses.
-J hre . e u Parties of Tribune Fresh Air children will
f°,J° he col »ntry to-day. Utlca. N. T., and West
erly, R. i., will each receive its second party of
the season, while another will go to Middlesex,
road" other Points on the Lehigh Valley Rail-
5ii C i har^. A i ™ llttier - East Gloucester. Mass.... MOO
r* 11 *- Si
In memory of mother* :::::::: {££!
"In memory of C. B. B "... * ion
Proceeds of a cake sale held Friday" July" 27
by Hazel Buttery (aged twelve) and Chester
Bu ?L ery r^ aXed cl * « l > a their residence. Nor
rh c "* 65 °
Ellcabeth'" Hartford '".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Inri
Mrs. 8. L Merchant 1 11 1 1 IV.VI 00
Cash ••...■••........,..,.._ ""* km
No name .177.7.7 1 Oft
Previously acknowledged .;;;.;; 1«.«8J
Total July 31. 1006 „.._ .$13,750 41
Remittances, preferably by check, express order
or postofflce money order, should be drawn to the
order of and addressed to the Tribune Fresh Air
Fund, New York City.
[The Tribune Fresh Air Fund was the first move
ment of the kind in the country. Every other one,
here or elsewhere, has been started ln Imitation of
this pioneer. The Tribune cordially welcomes all
00-laborera In the field, but. without wishing to
depreciate ln the least the work of others, thinks it
Its duty to remind readers that the Tribune Fresh
Air Fund is. so far as known, the only one In
which absolutely every dollar contributed by the
public goes directly to the work of sending a poor
child to the country, keeping It there for two weeks
and bringing it back again. No collectors are ever
employed, and all collections made for the fund are
purely voluntary. All expenses for the organisa
tion, agents and general machinery of the charity
are privately defrayed by The Tribune itself and by
the trustees of the fund. There are no percentages
to collectors to come out of the contributions of
the public, and no payments to agents, managers.
secretary or others. Kvery dollar goes straight to
the benefit of a child.]
The Princess Cantacuxene. who was Miss Julia
Dent Grant, accompanied by her husband, arrived
here yesterday on the North German Lloyd liner
Kaiser Wllhelm d«r Grosse. Rear Admiral Coghlan
sent the navy yard cutter Powhatan to Governor's
Island to take Mrs. Grant and the princess* two
children. Prince Michael and Princess Berthe, to
the North German Lloyd pier In Hoboken. The
children waved to their father and mother from
the pier, and later greeted them aboard the
steamer. The entire party was taken to Governor's
Island in the Powhatan. They will start to-day
for Mount Gretna. Perm.. to meet General Grant.
They will probably spend the rest of the summer
at Newport. The princess has not been here for
seven years.
Racine at Brighton Beach.
Democratic State Committee meeting. Hoffman House.
Board of Health antt-ronfumption lecture. City Rail Park.
8 p. m.
Free admission at the museums of Art and Natural His
tory and the Zoplogtcal Park.
CONTINENTAL— Major C. T. Greene, U. S. A.
(retired). HOFFMAN— Norman B. Mack and J. C.
Collier, Buffalo. HOLLAND — General J. B. Castle
man, Louisville; Baron Hembracht, Havana.
WAIiDORF- ASTORIA— Ex-Congressman Frank K.
Neldringhaus. St. Louis; T. De Witt Cuyler, Phila
delphia. WOLCOTT— I. R. McLaren. London.
Official Record and Forecast. — Washington. July si.
—The winds along the New England and the SClddl* At
lantic coasts will be light and variable; along the South
Atlantic roast, light to fresh and variable; along the east
Gulf coast, light and mostly south; along the west Gulf
coast, light to fresh south: en the lower lakes, light north
east to east, and on the upp?r lakes, light to fresh cast.
Steamers departing Wednesday for European ports will
have light, variable winds, with fair weather, to the
Grand Ranks.
Unsettled weather, with low pressure, prevails to-night.
cxce.pt from the lake region eastward and on tha North
Pacific coast, and there have been showers ln New Gng
land. the South Atlantic States, Minnesota, the Dekotas,
Nebraska. Southeast Kansas the Rocky. Mountain states.
except Montana, in Utah nni Northern Arizona.
Teoiperatvires have fallen considerably west of the Rocky
Mountains, except along the P&ctflc Coast, and have risen,
as a rule, to the eastward, except over the districts where
shower* occurred.
The disturbed barometric conditions ln the extreme Went
Indicate the apprr>ach of another period of ursettled, show
ery weather over the eastern half of th* country, begin
ning Wednesday or Wednesday night ln the Mississippi
and lower Missouri valleys and gradually extending east
ward, reaching the Middle Atlantic coast on Friday cr
L«>cal shower* are also likely to continue for several
days In the South Atlantic States, and for th* next two
day« at least, in the Rocky Mountain region and the
States Immediately to the eastward. Temperatures will
ha\o n. rlstng tendency east of tho Mississippi River, al
thcugh showers will prevent any abnormal heat In most
sections. To the westward it will be cooler by Thursday.
Forecast for Special Localities.— For ths District of
Columbia, Maryland, Delaware. Eastern Pennsylvania,
New Jerssy. Eastern New York and N*w England, partly
cloudy to day and Thursday: variable winds.
For Western Pennsylvania, fair to-day; showers and
cooler Thursday sfternoon or night; light fresh to fresh
W For" Western *N*ew Tork. fair So-day; Thursday, partly
cloudy: light east winds.
Loral OMcial Record.— The following official record
frcm the Weather Bureau shows the changes In th«
temperature for the last twenty-four hours In comparison
with the corresponding date of last year:
1009. 1000.; 1905. 1906.
Ba. m «g - 71. 6p. m TO 90
6 aim £ 71; Op. in « 74
»a. m l\ JIJi B ' m M TO
12 in T4 Miap. m 08 _
4 p. m »• 84 '
Highest temperature yesterday. M dams*: lowest. TO:
average. 77; average for corresponding dst* last yiar. 10:
average for corresponding date last twenty-five years, T3.
local Forecast; Parti/ cloudy to-day »nd Thursday;
Iff Will Smr,r<l Jamc.s F. Smith «*
Vice-Governor Gencr.il There.
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. July 31.— Charles E. Maeoon.
now Governor of the Panama Canal Zone and
United States Minister to Panama, will resign
from both places about September 1 to accept ap
pointment as member of th* Philippine Commis
sion and Vice-Governor General of the Philip
pine Islands. Later on Mr. Magoon will suc
ceed to the office of Governor General of the
Governor of the canal rona, who Is to bo Tie*-
Governor of the Philippines.
Philippines, and It Is on ths cards tor Idm ulti
mately to become a member of the Cabinet;
thus following closely in the footsteps of Secre
tary Taft. who rose to Cabinet honors through
the Governor Generalship of .the Philippine
The appointment of Judge Magoon to this Im
portant office was decided on by the President
and Secretary Taft before the former went to
Oyster Bay, but It was thought wise to with
hold the fact for the time being, as It was appre
ciated that the announcement of Governor Ms
goon's forthcoming resignation would occasion
sincere regret in Panama.
As already indicated in these dispatches. Gov
ernor Magoon has outgrown the place he now
occupies, and the administration believes it can
better utilize his great executive and diplomat
ic ability in the Philippines, where the promo
tion of prosperity and the cultivation of pa
triotism are all essential. In his dealings with
the Panamans Governor Magoon has demon
strated that he possesses precisely those charac
teristics which made the administration of Sec
retary Taft, when he was Governor General of
the Philippines, so pre-eminently successful, and
it was a natural deduction that he would be
able to accomplish more in the Eastern Archi
pelago than In the tiny canal zone where, under
his able direction, the machinery of government
has been put in successful motion and where, in
the estimation of the administration, mere exec
utive ability is now all that Is required.
It will be remembered that James F. Smith, of
California, was confirmed during the last ses
sion of the Senate as Governor General of the
Philippines, but he has not yet assumed the
duties of the office, and does not expect to do so
until some time ln the autumn. He will prob
ably sail for Manila some time In September,
and It is expected that the new Vice-Governor
General will accompany him. Mr. Smith's pro
motion left a vacancy In the office of Vlce-Gover
nor General which has practically been tilled by
the selection of Judge Magoon. the official an
nouncement of whose appointment will com*
from Oyster Bay at no distant date.
There are many reasons why the administra
tion desires especially able men at the head of
the Philippine government. The new Philippine
Assembly will come Into exigence next sum
mer, and. as the Philippine Commission will con
stitute to all Intents and purposes the upper
house of the Philippine Legislature. It is im
portant to have Its personnel of the highest and
most experienced that can be chosen.
Moreover, Secretary Taft is most hopeful that
Congress will enact next session the Philippine
Tariff bill, which passed the House and was lost
ln the Senate committee during the one recently
ended. To that end the Secretary hopes to pop
ularize the Philippines to a greater extent than
has recently been possible, and it will be a part
of Judge Mn goon's mission to accomplish this
Through no fault of the government, more
over, but as a result of unusual climatic condi
tions and what are popularly described as "Visi
tations of Providence," prosperity in internal
affairs has not blessed tho Filipinos, and Secre
tary Taft is of the opinion that a firm but kindly
guiding hand will prove of the utmost assistance
to those energetto citizens of the Islands who
are seeking to found a substantial material pros
perity on a scund and enduring basis. Already
there are being constructed extensive railroads
through the archipelago, which require careful
supervision and control, and Judge Magoon will
find a number of problems in the islands worthy
of his careful study and best effort.
Mr. Magoon's successor as Governor of the
Panama canal zone has not been selected, bat
with Governor Magoon's departure the office of
Governor will cease to be the important one it Is
now. For the future. Chief Engineer Stevens
will be the all-important official ln the canal
tone. Secretary Taft is looking for a man to
send as Governor of the zone, one who possesses
good legal ability and executive capacity, but
It Is unlikely that the new Incumbent will also
be minister to Panama.
Congress has never permitted the Governor of
the zone to draw the salary of minister, despite
the fact that Governor Magoon performed the
duties of that office, and it is probable that a
separate appointee will be selected for the dip
lomatic post.
No selection of a successor to Judge Magoon,
either as Governor or as minister. is likely to
be made until some time in September, when
Secretary Taft returns from Murray Bay. where
he Is now spending his vacation.
Summit. X. J., July 31 (Special).— Mrs. Evelina B.
White, wife of the Rev. Theodore F. White, pastor
emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church here,
and mother of Charles White, secretary of the
United States Legation at Buenos Ay res. Is dead
at her home m this place. Mrs. White leaves seven
sons and two daughters.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune]
Olenwood Springs. Col.. July a.— J. Hobart
Moore, of Chicago, is her* taking the vapor baths
and recuperating from a nervous breakdown. He
has bo far recovered that he Is able to take a short
walk unattended every day.
San Juan. P. R . July 81.— success of th*
experiment of using Porto Rlcan labor on the
plantations of Louisiana has Induced the Louisi
ana Planters' Association to send Llewellyn
Alton here to sot 1.500 more men for the purpose.
The conditions of labor and th- WNM offered
there are m, re fu.\'Qra.b!« than In Porto Rico.
The Hamburg at SwinemuPTid? — Fleet En
gaged in Target Practice.
Is In ■■■■■•■. July -Emperor WMHrirt^i' -1
hsre to-day from his four weeks' cruise fa aevta
era waters on board the steamer Hamburg -Ilia
majesty to sunburned. He win remain sere for I
cocpla of days to witness the effect off the Ms]
of heavy guns against two armorclad talks.
The active battle fleet Is now eon posed a: <ii
teen first class Vessels. They are encaged la tar
get practice In these waters, but the nsul'i at
tained are carefully guarded. The steamer H.irn-'
burg. for which Emperor William pays Mt a '.ay.
will wait for a few days at Kiel. subject to |f|
majesty's at In the naval manoeuvres.
Herr yon Tschlrsky. Secretary off Ford ?n Af
fairs, who Is with Chancellor yon BOlow at Mp
derney will come here to-morrow to eonfrr w.th
the Emperor concerning foreign affairs.
Shearn Ask; Injunction Prohibiting He
nova! of Me-er in Consumer's House.
Clarence J. Bhearn applied to Justice. ssntsssnt
In the Supremo Court, yesterday for an lajaaattssl
restraining the New Amsterdam Gas Company from
Interfering: with the meter In the home off Jaco!>
Schlessengar because he refused to pay it* $;
rate for gas.
Cortlandt Betts appeared for the gas *»w4sw>|
and said that he thought the company was Jill
fled In refusing to supply gas to the plaintiff under
Justice Lacombe's recent decision.
' It was contended by Mr.' Shearn that the cast
was similar to the.Rlchman and Grossman asjaafj
where the Appellate Division had held that JwsHsw
Lecombe's decision only referred to the collection
Of the pcnaliles prescriN.Hj by the new law and r-*
strained the Attorney General, the District Ass*?
aeyand other state and city officials fftotn 5
f arcing the penalties. Under this ruling the -on
sinners, he said, need not pay more than •» osmts.
and the gas company could tab© that sum. H* 5i
«•• «•*• «a brought as a test case.
Justice Mac Lean took the case under sjtßfjßfJsssf
Marriaro notify* s»pi»*»rinr in ibc TRTItnXE win
be wpnblWied In Ih* TrLW^Uy Tribune Trithoat
extra charge
AUUBX-OOPrmaV-^at Xewtea. . Mas*, July £?,«.» th«
residence of h«r parents, by Her. AMkeri i F. IIu*»«m.
Caroline Isabel. Su«hter of Mr «ad Mrs. Oto »•> -
Coßpina, te Joha Trott AWen. ML 1 I. "•». * *
>"otlres of nu»rriase« nnrt death* mint b<vtnd»tv««
•with fall nain« and adder**.
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Gooldy. Jan* D. Smith. Joseph A.
Button, Sarah. Boale. Joaataaa.
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DHBSNT— At Meachaia V&*. XT . on ffsatsi Jsss 29
Thomas Denny. Funeral services at his la-- r«aldenc«.
No, 19 \Ce»t 3Cth st.. on Thursday taorauic Ac^tjt i,
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GOODENOW— At Attaatie City. July S3; Hen. John
Holmes Gcodtnow. of Maiae.
GOUUDY— At The JCorthflaM. East Northneld. Mas*, am
July SO. Jan» Piaoway. widow of Francis fliiMjl eg
N*wburg-. N. T. Kotle» of ranwai hereai;-«.-.
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