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ACAOEMT OF JTt/tiiC— «:15— Tb« Virßlatan.
AX.'ADFMT OF M:*sii*.— «:UV— The Virginian.
ARi'-lAi. OAFDBVP— Th« Governor 1 * Son.
BE1JISOO— 8:I»— The Girl of the Golden West.
BBIGHTON BBACH PARK— Speedy, the High
Direr.
CAtlNO— »:lt— The Social Whirl.
COKEY !S;...vn -Tfco:r.pson A Dundys Greater iJlina.
Pa:k — I rwmii':'
CHTTERICX— S:IB— TJtUe Ctwrab.
Bt)E\ MI FEE-Thp World In Wax.
v a xumtarßis- VlC!\)RlA— 2— S:ls— Vaufleville.
UrCHLM— •:l»— The Lion and th* Mooi«.
MADIsON sq;:akk SARDBN HOOF —8 — Mam*ell«
QWBIpSSM*.
MANHATTAN BESACH-»-Valni Vesuvius and Fira
morka—©-Twiddle Twaddle.
MANHATTAN— Sonata.
STEW — 8:1&— Th«« Ham Tree.
SEW YORK ROOF GARDEN— B :3O— Vaudeville and Baa
ing New York.
WALLACK*S— His Honor th» Mayor.
WKST END— D»\->- Crockett.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17. 190 G.
THE NEWS THIS MOKMSG.
3£O332lG27.i— Sussla for the first time in his
tory Pagan to import grain from Germany. ow
ls; to agrarian disorders. ■ - King Edward
and Emperor William took an affectionate leave
or each other at Kronbergr. ===== The bubonic
plague broke out in Brazil. It was an
nounced that Prance would refuse to parley
'with the Vatican over the modification of the
Separation law. ===== The trouble between
Oreeoe and Bulgaria and Rumania grows more
serious and threatens to disturb the peace of the
BaUiaa Peninsula. == Owing to the failure of
the Labrador fishing season a lish famine is
likely. • ' Severe earth tremors were reported
In the Islands of St. Vincent and St. Lucia.
■■ ■ A Warsaw patrol fired on a religious pro
cession, wounding thirty persons. - Another
member of the late Douma was arrested.
DOMESTIC.— A boom for Joseph G. Cannon
for President was launched at the Republican
convention of the l&th Illinois Congress District,
by which the Speaker was renomlrmtetl for the
eighteenth time. , .. Attorney General Moody
visited. President Roosevelt at Oyster Jiay.
===== A Xegro was lynched at Greenwood. S. C.
after Governor Heyward had pleaded in vain
with the mob to let the law take its course.
■ * An attempt to wreck an iron mill at Coo
ehohocken, Perm., was said to be due to a dis
agreement between the union and the contrac
tors. ;- ' It was learned In Boston that the
New York, New Haven & Hartford had dis
posed of all Its trolley companies in Massachu
setts, Connecticutt and Rhode Island. == A
dispatch from Chicago announced the failure
of a small bank which had been unable to with
stand a run caused by the Stensland wreck.
== Volunteer firemen attending a convention
at Canton, Perm., used force to drive gamblers
from that town; a mob which gathered at
tempted to lynch the crooks. i: : ■ - R. B. Brown,
of Ohio, was elected commander In chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic at the meeting at
Minneapolis. == A resolution indorsing W. R.
Hearst for Governor was defeated in the On
tario County Democratic Yon vent ion.
CITY. — Stocks were irregular, closing weak.
===== The Odell men offered to accept Hughes
as a compromise candidate for Governor. • .
Seiior Diego Mendoza, ex-Minister of Colombia
to the United States, In a letter to a friend in
Bogota, made public here, said President Reyes
was a traitor. ' ■ The B. R. T. officials agreed
to mandamus proceedings to test the validity of
the second far* to Coney Island. - Colonel
Pchwannecke. in The Bronx, began an investi
gation into the cause of the fatal accidents
among railway laborers there. = The direc
tors of the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul, at
■ meeting here, decided to issue to stockhold
ers for record on August 29 the $2T>.000.000
treasury stock. ■ .„ A stock transfer tax in
spector was arrested charged with trying to ex
tort $2T<O for stopping the enforcement of the
law.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Warmer, and local thunderstorms are likely to
develop. The temperature yesterday: Highest
SO degrees; lowest. c>4. "
TFe desire to remind our readers tcho are
about to leave the city that The Tribune 'will
be tent by mail to any athWrug in thi* country
or abroad, and address changed as often a* de
tfred. Subscription* nicy he given to your reg
ulcr dealer before hating, or, if more conven
ient, hand them in at The Tribune Office.
See opposite page for subscription rates.
GOLO2£IAL POLICY OF THE "FATHERS."
Justice Brewer, of the Supreme Court of the
United States. 13 reported as criticising ad
versely the "colonial policy" of this govern
ment Addressing the Virjrinuj Bar Association
last -week, he asked: "Did the candid, intelligent
"men who drafted this Constitution and the
•^peoplo who adopted it ... intend to vest
*'Jn the government they were creating the
••power to hold other territory in colonial sub
iecoon3" And ho added that to his mind It
was on Imputation upon either the Integrity
or the intelligence of the f miners of the Con
stitution that this nation should establish for
oilier lands "that same colonial subjection"
fipm -which the United States was freed by
ii» Revolutionary War.
It should not be difficult to find affirmative
answers to Justice Brewer's demand, of an
authoritative character. They are found In the
plain facts of history that In at least two con
spicuous and noteworthy cases, some of the
foremost statesmen of the Revolutionary and
Constitution framing era did explicitly commit
themselves and the government to a colonial
policy which, if It was not identical with that
"colonial subjection" from which the United
States had Just been freed, was certainly no
less arbitrary than that and was far more so
than anything: now practised or contemplated
by this government
Jefferson was not one of tbe "framers of the
Constitution/* but he was certainly one of the
foremost In resenting and casting off "colonial
subjection." Yet he was foremost In acquiring
the Louisiana Territory as a colonial possession,
and In governing It without the assent of
the governed and with all the arbitrary per
sonal autocracy not merely of an English royal
governor but of a Spanish captain general.
Livingston, Monroe and others certainly knew
what was Intended by the framers of the Con
stitution, yet they eagerly participated with
Jefferson in the development of that colonial
policy. John Qulncy Adams doubtless inher
ited &nd received from bis father a full appre
ciation of the Revolutionary and Constitution
making spirit Yet he took the lead, under
Monroe, in acquiring Florida as a colony and
in goToniing It as arbitrarily as Ponce de Leon
himself would have done; and If he had beeu
permitted to bare his way, Texas also would
bar* been acquired at that time In like manner.
It would require more space than we could
Civ» la this plaoo to print a mere roll of tho
names of those who "drafted the Constitution
«s3 bJbVM If* who not only Intended to but
actually did ••rest In tbe government the power
to bold other territory In colonial subjection."
There may be room for differences of opinion
as to the desirability or the expediency of our
IjermaEe^Uy tolfllny ertcssivo ccTonial posses
..■ .■ ii t!.-.-;.- :.iv -.v.-rryin- ovor tho mat
ter. There uiay be room for differenceg of opin
ion us to constitutional interpretation and the
application of laws to our outlying territories,
as, indeed, has been shown in Justice Brewer's
dissent from the views of the majority of bis
colleagues. But there really does not seem to
bo adequate ground for doubting that the Con
stitv.tiou makers and their closest colleagues
and immediate successors meant, in the first
quarter of the last century, to vest in this gov
ernment full power to acquire such new terri
torial possessions an it pleased, and to hold and
to govern them according to its own will.
THE REPUBLIC AX SITUATION.
By clever generalship and through fortuitous
circumstances ex-Governor Odell managed to
win a victory over the friends of Governor Hig
gins In the state committee. It is such a victory
as an opposition sometimes contrives to gain in
parliament by outvoting the ministry on a snap
division. But it does not really change the
political situation In any but a merely senti
mental way. The comnritteeuien in many cases
do not represent the votes of delegates to the
state convention. If the delegates from every
Congress district voted in tlie state convention
as their representatives voted In the committee
(dividing the New York and Buffalo vole in pro
portion to the division of the commltteemen
from those cities) Governor Biggins would still
have a majority. Moreover, partsf of some dis
tricts, for instance, that of Mr. Mongln. are
friendly to the Governor, though tbe committee
man stood with Mr. Odell. So it is clear that the
vote settles nothing. The old issue raised a year
u«o still remains, and the party organization
must decide whether it wishes to work in har
mony with the seutiuients of the rank and file of
the party voters or to defy them.
The Tribune bus never joined in the rancor
ous outcry against Mr. OdeU. We think that he
made an able and in many respects excellent
Governor. We believe that he has been the vic
tim of much undeserved denunciation. Never
theless, it is evident to all men that. Justly or
unjustly, Mr. Odell has lost tbe confidence of the
great l»>dy of Republican voters. Nothing could
be more emphatic than th<> popular expression
in favor of bis retirement lias been. Last year
that feeling manifested itself in a decisive defeat
of the party where his management was niOPt
conspicuous. It Is dear that so long ns he is at the
head of the organization it will be impossible to
secure the favor of thousands of Republican
voters, not to' mention thousands of independ
ents whose support it would lie folly to forfeit.
The state chairmanship should not br considered
as a personal prize, and the party welfare should
not l<e sacrificed i<» any individual's desire to
retain political power, however natural that da
sire may be.
No doubt, even if Governor Hijjgins consents
to be a candidate and is nominated. Mr. Odell,
should he retain tbe chairmanship, would give
efficient and loyal support to the ticket; but a
campaign under his management, in the present
state of popular feeling, would be greatly handi
capped. On the other hand, no distinctively
Odell candidate, even if he could he nominated,
would enter upon a hopeful campaign. Mr.
Odell'e friend*, when they suggest a candidate,
i-ouplo with tbe suggestion tbe hint that his
nomination would mean the retirement of their
chief. In the case of Mr. Hughes it certainly
would. He never would run except as the can
didate of the whole party and as the representa
tive of an honest and unselfish inform policy.
Whether Governor Hig^ins himself, or Mr.
Hughes, or Lieutenant Governor Bruce, or some
other man. is the candidate, It is evident that a
successful Republican campaign must be based
on loyal adherence to tbt? hifrh ideals main
tained by Governor Higgins, and must bo con
ducted by some manager who enjoys popular
confidence.
THE BUREAUCRATS' CAMPAIGN.
The bureaucracy of Russia, administering
the government unchecked in the absence of
a parliament or constitution, is developing its
policy in a characteristic way. which may be
temporarily effective. Having dismissed the
! Douma, for causes half of which are chargea
| ble against that body and half against the
j government itself, it has promised to provide
for the election of a new Douma. That prom
ise it will in all probability fulfil at the ap
pointed time. Meanwhile it is exerting its most
ingenious and strenuous powers to the secur
ing of a new Douma which will be sufficiently
I submissive to the imperial or to the bureau-
I cratic will. It would doubtless be reluctant to
] attempt the general control of the elections
j through the methods so efficiently employed by
; its agents at Klshineff and Bialystok. But
| there are other ways and means.
One step has been the. suppression of the Lib
i eral press, a procedure which is now reported
to be pretty complete. The censorship has also
i been restored In full vigor over such papers as
are still permitted to exist, and over the mails.
| The Douma being no longer in existence, and its
members therefore no longer enjoying freedom
of speech and of circulation of their speeches,
Russia is thus put back into its old condition
of voicelessness. People can get— save surrep
titiously—no information of what is going on,
and can get no advice or counsel from their
leaders. They can know only what the gov
ernment sees fit for them to know or what they
can secretly learn in evasion and defiance of
the government's decree.
A second step is seen in the prosecution of
members of the late Douma on various charges.
Action has already been taken against many
of thorn, and it is probable— the Prime
Minister is reported as frankly threatening it
—that every man who took part in the Viborjr
conference and manifesto will be prosecuted.
That will mean that every member of the late
Douma who Is offensive to the government and
whom the bureaucrats do not desire to see re
elected will be by legal process disqualified for
election to the new Douma. The scheme is
quite simple, though it is wellnigh diabolical in
its cynical ingenuity, and it threatens to be
effective. Even such men as Professor Milu
koff and Prince Peter Dolgoroukoff will proba
bly be excluded from the Douma, and the elec^,
tors will be put to the task of seeking other rep
resentatives, who, it is to be feared, as the
bureaucrats doubtless hope, will be less able
champion's of the people's rights.
While thus throttling and fettering the people,
the government seeks to win the favor of Its
victims and their confidence and affection
through a flue showing of generosity. It an
nounces that It will forthwith settle the agra
rian question, which is fundamental to the
whole situation, without any such violation of
property rights as some members of the Douma
proposed. It will not forcibly expropriate pri
vate lands, either with or without compensa
tion. But it will distribute the crown lands
to peasants, and also such private estates as
may be voluntarily offered for sale, and it ex
presses confidence that thus enough land will
be mad© available to satisfy the requirements
of all. But it 19 careful to give warning that
only loyal and well affected peasants will re
ceive lands. All those of revolutionary Inclina
tions will be left landless, just as the govern
ment withheld the famine relief fund from the
starving wives and children of revolutionists.
It is not to be believed that these devices,
however shrewd and strenuous, will prove per
manently successful. The suppression of free
dom of speech will only stimulate secret speech
end communications of a still more dangerous
character. Disqualification of one set of lead
en will provoke the selection of others at least
equally resolute and probably more radical and
revolutionary. As for the agrarian scheme, the
peasants are already showing that they will not
be cajoled with a bribe into betraying their own
liberties. Tee entire scheme looks ominously
Ilk* tU screwing <L»\vn of & safety valv«, *n.l
NEW- YORK DATLY TKIBUNE. FRIDAY. AUGUST IT. 1906.
seems to portend the catastrophe which is cus
t.m-iHiUy attendant upon that performance.
UNDERGROUND ROADS FOR FREIGHT.
Chicago deserves congratulations upon the
new and practically unique transportation fa
cilities which the city now enjoys. The con
struction of an underground railway for the
distribution of heavy freight will undoubtedly
prove a double blessing. A removal from the
surface of the streets of a large part of the
traffic formerly conducted with heavy trucks
ought to insure prompter deliveries from the
terminals of the trunk lines to the large mer
cantile houses to which shipments have been
made. It should also facilitate the movements
of the other classes of vehicles which remain
In service at the old level. Electric cars, cabs
and carriages and light delivery wagons will
hereafter bo able to make better progress than
hitherto, since the possibility of a blockade,
especially at the intersection of busy thorough
fares, has been sensibly diminished.
" The expediency of following in other places
the precedent thus established would depend
on a number of circumstances. If it were nec
essary to excavate to any great extent through
rock, the work would prove much more expen
sive than burrowing through prairie soil. The
length of the requisite tunnel would be an
other factor in the problem. The freight ter
minal of the New Haven road in this city, for
instance is north of the Harlem River, and
hence about six or seven miles from the prin
cipal drygoods houses of the metropolis. The
terminals of the lines which cross New Jersey
are much nearer to the centre of wholesale
trade here, and in one sense the New York
Central is even more favorably situated in
this regard. A system which would be ad
vantageous to the patrons of one road, there
fore, might involve a particularly long haul tv
order to accommodate those of another. It
would also be Judicious, if not necessary, to
consider how large a proportion of the freight
which comes to a city like New York from a
given region, such as New England, was car
ried by water and how much by rail. A com
parison of that sort might show that it would
be folly to build a tunnel at all, or else that
one would be remunerative only in case it
led from the steamboat piers, rather than from
a railway terminus.
LAW OR LOOT?
The Mad Mullah has gone on the warpath
again. We are told that he has raided and
devastated nineteen villages, doubtless with
much bloodshed, barbarous cruelty, outrage and
plunder. Also a local potentate has gone after
him and driven him away, with a loss of more
than seven hundred men killed on the local
potentate's side and an unmeutioued. but prob
ably much larger, number on the mullah's. All
of which Is published in a matter-of-fact way,
without any exclamations upon the atrocious
wickedness of the thing.
Suppose, however, tbe Mad Mullah had at
tacked a British ramp or village and a British
force had gone after him and inflicted upon his
horde even a tithe of the losses suffered in the
engagement whi<h hns actually occurred. We
should have heard a shrill and numerous chorus
of exclamations and denunciations of the wicked
butchery which a professedly Christian nation
was practising up*>n guileless sons of nature,
and should be told that civilized nations would
better keep out of uncivilized binds altogether
if they could do no better than that. Witness,
for example, what was said about Lord Kitch
eners magnificent Khartoum campaign.
Suppose, again, the ineidont to be in the Phil
ippines; that instend of a Mad Mullah some
Pulajanes, ladrones or other professional out
laws are on the warpath, and that instead of
some local potentate a United States colonel
with his regiment goes after them find smashes
them. Why. we shall hear austere homilies on
the awful sin of a civilized Christian nation in
thus oppressing and massacring men whose only
fault is a love of liberty and of their native
land. If rival trihes in Leyte or Mindanao
cherish a blood feud and slaughter each other
indefinitely, there is nothing to be said, "for 'tis
their nature to." Put if a civilized force inter
venes to stop the slaughter and to compel the
tribe.4 to keep the peace, it is the abomination of
desolation.
It really does seem to us that while blood
shed is a dreadful thing it is certainly no worse
when committed for the sake of maintaining
law and authority than when done for sheer
lust of loot, and that it is better for a civilized
power to take hold with a strong hand, as
Great Britain did in the Soudan and as we did
in the Philippines, to stop chronic slaughterings
and to establish peace, justice and the reign of
law, even at the cost of some fighting and kill
ing, than for It to stand aside and let th,e whole
sale Kilkenny cat performance go on intermin
ably, with incalculably inora butchery.
THE PAPAL ENCYCLICAL.
The papal encyclical on the French separa
tion law will create disappointment in sonw
quarters where tbe Vatican was expected to
assume a more liberal attitude, but it will cause
little surprise to those who discriminatingly
consider the traditional necessities and policies
of the extraordinarily complex organization of
the Roman Catholic Church. There is reason
for believing that many French priests and
bishops would cheerfully accept the new law.
and that some would actually welcome it as a
desirable and beneficent thine. The Church is
not Callic, however, but Catholic, and when
Rome speaks it is in the name of nnd for the
supposed advantage of not a part but the whole.
This samo consideration will lessen the sur
prise which might be felt by some at the tone
of the letter of the American hierarchy of that
Church, through Cardinal Gibbons, to the Arch
bishop of Paris. It is a truism that the Roman
Catholic Church has prospered and is prosper
ing in America more than In any otber land,
and there can be little doubt that that fnct is
due to the prevalence here of a system corre
sponding with the very one which France 1h
now establishing. We are therefore confronted
with the apparent Inconsistency of the Church
In America in sympathizing with tbe Church In
France in its denunciation of and opposition to
the establishment there of a system correspond
ing with that which has proved so profitable to
it here. But the inconsistency is only appar
ent, or exists only In detail, such attitude and
conduct being entirely conformable to the gen
eral principle of the welfare of the whole
Church, which may be supposed to require one
policy in one land and another in another.
Cardinal Gibbous, indeed, expressly praises
tbe system of separation of Church and State
here, with its ae«-oniyauiment of civil supremacy
over ecclesiasticlsm. It is true that he makes
the statement, which some might he inclined
at first to challenge, that "disputes involving
"ecclesiastical property are decided by the courts
"in conformity with her (the Church's) recog
nized laws." But of course he does not mean
that tbe civil courts recognize ecclesiastical laws
as superior to the civil laws or as binding upon
the civil authorities, but merely that churches,
like banks or railroad companies or any other
civil corporations, are entitled to have their own
special ordinances so far as these accord with
the civil law of tbe land.
Now, this latter is. we understand, substan
tially what the French government alms at iv
requiring each individual church to be organised
with a civil corporation of laymen, somewhat
after tbe fashion of most churches In America.
If there Is a difference between tbe French and
the American system. It is merely such as there
Is between the French and the American system
in other things and in the general theory of the
functions of government and its relations to
the citizen. There Is not Identity, but oorre-
In the form of a mathematical proportion: As
French control of cnrporatloiiß In general Is to
American control of corporations In general, bo
is French control of churches to American con
trol of churches
It must be believed, In splto of this somewhat
•uncompromising papal encyclical aiui the simi
lar ton* of tho letter of the American hierarchy,
that In time this fact will bo generally recog
i::/..Mi hj.-I accepted, to the dlroct profit of tho
Roman Catholic Church and to the ameliora
tion of Its relations with the French and other
governments— even with that of Italy. Tho fact
that, concurrently with this action by the French
government, which is so powerfully supported
by tbe French people, Spain Itself, the supreme
stronghold of Catholic devotion, has taken a
scarcely less radical step toward separating
Church and State and toward confirming the
dominance of the civil over the ecclesiastical
power, must surely Indicate to the Vatican, as
It does to the world at large, the Irresistible
trend of affairs in all lands toward a realiza
tion, in each land according to Its own Indi
vidual genius, of Cavour's historic ideal.
New York has the promise of a cooler subway
soon. The calendar. If nAhlngr else, will help
to bring about that consummation.
The Hon. Thomas Taggart thinks Bryan
should have kept his hands off the Illinois situa
tion. As to the Indiana situation, to judge from
comment in Democratic circles, what is needed
is not the laying on of hands but the propelling
foot.
The Shah of Persia can sympathize with the
Czar. Having learned of his determination to
grant them an Inch, the reformers are now de
manding an ell.
Dr. a*nd Mrs. Workman have apparently not
broken any records of climbing in the Hima
layas this year, but in remaining for two days
at an elevation of four miles above sea level
they gave a striking exhibition of their powers
of endurance. At that levol the air is less than
half as dense as it is where tbe majority of
civilized people exist, and hence less than half
the ordinary supply of oxygen Is available there
for breathing.
The roundabout course taken by the story
that "Wellman has abandoned his polar project
for this year suggests that It may not be en
tirely correct. The statement has an air of
probability, but It needs confirmation.
From Cape Town come reports of pillaging of
shops In the- poorer quarters of the town by
crowds said to consist of the unemployed, but
really composed of the colored hooligan ele
ment, always ready to take advantage of popu
lar agitation. This outbreak of anarchy is said
to he due indirectly to the incessant abuse of
"the capitalists" by the South African party
and also to the importation of socialist doctrines
from Australia. If socialism tends in this way
to anarchy, it is desirable that the fact should
be understood In communities where it has tem
porarily taken on a different type. -
The reported desire of Emperor William to visit
the United States and meet President Roosevelt
harmonizes with the conception the American
people entertain of the Kaiser as an intelligent
and progressive ruler.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
A London paper seized the earliest opportunity
to ask ths Oaekwar of Baroda what he meant by
his slighting- remark about the beauty of American
women. The potentate replied, "I was only jok
ing." It was the American habit of humor which
he had absorbed during his sojourn here. We were
caught napping. It is. a curious thing about our
best jokes that we don't recognize them coming
from alien lips.
"I always pitied Adam and Eve for being i: iven
out of E'len in such insufficient clothing, just as
winter was beginning."
"How do you know it was winter?" ,
"Why. it was just after the fall, wasn't it?"—
Cleveland Leader.
The boast of a trotting horse owner to an envi
ous rtral was: "Why. my pair of roans can stand
still quicker than those things of yours can trot!"
But a London cabby who was much Impeded by a
stout pedestrian went one better, says "Th© Liver
pool Post." "I am hurrying, ain't I?" pleaded th©
old gentleman. " 'Urryin'. oh. yes; yer "urryln".
Jumpin' abaht like a bit o' stickin' plaster. That's
wot you're doing."
A SUMMER SYBARITE.
I sees de bee a-toilln'
Whan de blossoms grow so free.
I looks at him admirin'
An' says. "Go it. Mistuh Bee!
I likes to see you at it.
But I's glad you isn' me."
De squirrel keeps on addln'
To his riches in de tree.
I tells 'im, "Mistuh Squirrel,
Dat 's jes' what I likes to see.
You's nctln' mighty wisely;
But dat aln' no way foh me."
A listenin' to de breezes
"While (ley's makin' melody.
Or dreamln' whah de sunshine
Drop«« de diamonds on de sea.
Jps' proud o' bein' lazy —
Pat's de onlles' way foh me.
—Washington Star.
A "bad man" out In Indian Territory lurcher! un
steadily into a train the other day. "I measure
twelve Inches between the eyes." he growled by
way of introduction, "ard I smell like a wolf."
"If you are as wide- between the eyes as you say
you are, and smell as bad as you say you do," re
plied a tenderfoot, "you had better go over there
and sit down or I'll put something in that wide
space between your lamps that will deprive you of
your sens** of smell entirely." Apparently it wa<?
the bad man's day off, for he lurched Into a sea"
on the other aide of the car, mumbling to himself.
Rather Rough —Above the stairway there flickered
a candle and then n deep voice called from the
shadows:
"Kathertne. Katharine. Who Is that s.imlpaperlng
the wall this hour of the night?"
A long stillness and then:
"No one down here, father, dear. I guess it must
be next door."
The candle vanished and then from the gloom of
the parlor:
"George, you big goose. I told you never to call
on me unless you had been shaved."— Chicago News.
DOUBTLESS AS GOOD AS MOST.
From The Family r>oetor.
A ren:<Viv for baldness has recently been found
by a learned Egyptologist Inscribe! in a papyrus
It 1b Biiid to have been used '"• King Chatn, the
second sovereign of the First Dynasty. The recipe
is as foil v. "A mixture of dogs paws, dates
find asses' hoofs, ground up and cooked In ■•!!
The heart is to be rubbed vigorously with the prep
aration."
THE USUAL WAY
Frmn The Rural World
An applicant for the p**t of mistress in a country
school was asked. "What is your position with re
gard to the whipping of children?" She replied
"My usual position is on a chair with the child
held firmly across my knees, face downward!"
A HASTY JUDGMENT
From Tht> Manchester Guardian
He sat sunning himself at tho door of his curio
shop. a crumpled evening paper lay on his knee
and he peered fiercely at it through thick hern
spectacles, of a kind usually seen in pictures cf
village pedagogues. A thin young man with it
flushed face shambled across the street and stood
before him. "Could yer give " said the thin
young man. Down fell the paper, and the old fal
low began to lecture the appealing young man
"You've come to the wrung shop." he said "Why
you oughter Rive me summat. Instead < f me you
'V)r< x I sits all day, and sometimes I don't take a
copper before I put the shutters up. Hut It's allus
the sam« in this world— 'lni as 'as a shilllir gets ii
taken often Mm. and > who- "as a covering Bets
another noverine gen 'lm. 1 "event lived seventy
year for nothtn * r •'Yes. but" "Oh. I know'
why. there's dozens along >re every day more
than customers, you bet!" "You wont let me net
a word " "I've told yer my opinion. Go to the
Churoh Army; if there's anrthln" In yer they'll do
sammat tor you. Or try the Unemployed Canto
they seem to do fairly well thwe. Why. I'mfortv
years older nor you. and I don't find thtmrs
easy. Out >r pocket often on my Job. Yes" wav
ing the paper, "who'll do owt for me? I know
ye ye only a copper left — 'erd It before. I 'ad to
borrow an 'alf peony for this paper." II«r« h»
paused for breath- 'I ntjayblzi," s£l4-th*.yoiuitf
About People and Social Incident*.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick a Havemeyer ar* booked
to sail for Europe on Tawday. and will remain
abroad about two months.
Mra. John R- Liverraore. who 1a In deep ssossw
ing for the death of hsr husband last sprte* ■•»
arrived from Europe and is staying with her
mother. Mrs. H. Mortimer Brooke, at Newport
Mrs. Uvermore made the trip acroe* the AUantto
with, her uncle.' Eugene Higgins. who Is al«o at
Newport, living on board his steam yacht, the
Varuna.
Mrs. Lawrence Waterbury has ««n* *• Newport
to stay with Mra Payne Whitney.
General and Mra. Alexander 8. Webb, since IfcSBJ
return from Lenox, where they were ths guests at
their son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Alexandra, have been staying at Parkdda. their
plaoe at Rlverdale-on-the- Hudson.
Mr. and Mra George F. Baker are booked to
sail from Europe for New York on September 14.
Announcement has been made of the engagement
of the late General Joseph Wheeler's youngest
daughter. Mlas Carrie Wheeler, to Gordon Mount
joy Buck, of No. 47 East 44th street, a member of
the University Club. The marriage win take place
quietly on Octdber 3 at the Wheeler country place.
Wheeler. Ala.
Count and Countess M. G. Sockendorft have an
nounced the engagement of then* daughter.
Countess Ethel Seckendorff. to Flaming Newbold.
of Washington.
Robert Bacon. Assistant Secretary of State, and
Mrs. Bacon are cruising on board their steam
yacht along: the coast of Maine.
SOCIAL NOTE 3 FROM NEWPORT
[By Telegraph to 1%« Tribune. ]
Newport. R. 1.. Aug. I*.— lt now begins to seem
that good weather has reached Newport at last,
and It has made a great difference to the place,
for while, a week ago everything was dull. It
Is now life and bustle, and the avenue Is crowded
ail day. The difference Is also seen at the Casino,
and with the beginning of the women's tennis
tournaments it is the gathering place of all society.
Not only do many spend the concert hour at this
popular resort, but after the concert gather around
the courts to watch the play. From now on. If the
weather will allow, it will be a gay season, and
large social affairs will follow each other In rapid
succession.
The Bridge Club, an organisation composed of
women who have taken the Travers bungalow on
the Ocean Drive for the summer, has begun a
series of bridge sittings to be held at the club
every Monday and Wednesday, the first being yes
terday. One of the members of the club will offer
the prises each week and Wednesday this fell to
the lot of Mrs. William B. Leeds. A prize Is pro
vided for one woman anj one man. and the 'win
ners this week were Mrs. Charles B. Hillhouse and
Sidney Smith. There has never been a club started
In Newport that has made more rapid strides to
popularity, and It promises to become as famous
as is the Clambake Club.
At the Casino this morning two dogs created a
little commotion, and. until they were separated by
their owners, there was a scurrying for places of
safety by the women. Dogs are forbidden in the
Casino unless on leashes, but the rule is not rigidly
enforced. This morning Miss Marion Fish entered
with her Irish setter. Raffles, and no sooner had
the dog got inside than it spied the collie be
longing to Miss Edith Colford. and there was a mix
up at once. The two young women endeavored to
separate the two dogs, but It was not until assist
ance was given by some of the men that the dogs
were forced apart. Miss Fish's dog was the
aggressor, and was evidently looking for trouble
The report that Robert L. Gerry was seriously
injured in the fox hunt yesterday, when he was
thrown from his hunter, was denied to-day, when it
was said that Mr. Gerry was only bruised on the
side and his injuries were not of a serious nature.
He was about to-day, as usual, but will not be able
to ride for a few days.
Cottage dinners were given this evening by Mrs.
William Watts Sherman. Mrs. William B. Leeds
and Mrs. Natalie Schenck Collins, the latter taking
her guests to vaudeville later
Mrs George Henry Warren is to give a large re
ception to-morrow afternoon in honor of her daugh
ter Miss Constance Whitney Warren.
Registered at the Casino to-day were Oliver H.
p. Belmont. Dennie Hare. Robert L. Gerry. Mr.
and Mrs. T. Shaw Safe. Thomas W. Potter. Miss
Theresa Iselin. Maxwell Norman and A. Ames. Jr.
MARIENBAD.
KIXG AT
Takes Cordial Leave of Kaiser at
Cronberg Ralhoad Station.
Marlenbad. Bohemia, Aug. 16-Klng Edward ar
rived here this evening from Cronberg.
Cronberg. Prussia. Aug. Id— King Edward left
Friedrlchshof at 9:30 this morning. Kmperor Will-
Inm. Prince and Princess Frederick CWarles of
Hesse-Nassau, and the Crown Princess Sophia of
Greece, accompanied tho King to the Cronberg rail
road station.
The leavetaklng of King and Emperor was par
ticularly cordial, both kissing each other on the
cheeks. The Emperor accompanied the King to his
compartment, where they engaged In conversation
till the train was narty to move.
Kin? Edward proc»>eded to Marlenbad. accom
panied by Sir Frank I.nsoelles. the British Am
bassador to Germany, and the Emperor returned to
Friedrlrhshof.
The two monarch*, as the train pulled out of th«
station, cnllod out an revolr.
Tt was learned to-day that tbe King and Emperor
were in conference until midnight and that Hfrr
yon Tsehlrsky. th» German Secretary for Foreign
Affair^ .'t:>l Pir Charles Hnrdln** were present.
MR. MOODY AT SAGAMORE HIT I
Not to Discuss Standard Oil with the Pru
dent. Ec Says.
j [By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Oyster Pay. Aus?- 16.— Attorney General Moody Is
spending the night at Sagamore Hill. He came
! here this afternoon for the purpose of conferring
with the President about a number of vacancies in
the federal Judiciary.
"Will you discuss Standard Oil In your confer-
I «-nee with the President?" Mr. Moody was asked.
"Th • weather is too hot." he replied with a laugh.
Oyster Bay Is greatly excited this evening over
j the opening of the new opera house. For several
| months rr»r!>enters and decorators have been hard
j at work convert*!** Frank Conklln's old livery
stable in* a theatre, and the result, as viewed by
! a large audience this evening, exceeded the expec
' tatlona of the townspeople. Much doubt Is ex
| ! ressed by the village w se ones, however, that It
will he patronized after the op«ninir on account of
: the high prices .'hirt;>cl for s..it<».
"What do you think?" exe'aimed one of the oldest
: Inhabitants. "They want :i dollar for a ae;»t at that
i show in th* new theatre. Why. I never paid more
than 36 cents in all my life for the shows that came
! to Fleet's Hall, an.l I'm durned if I'm inins ter
raise tl » limit at my tim« of life."
COUNT ROGER DE CASTELLANE DEAD.
Paris. An;.. 18.— Count Roger dC Oastellane. son
of the late Marquis de CnHtellane. Is dead.
BARON KOMURA IN LONDON.
London. Aug. 16.— Hnron Komura. who recently
was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain, ar
rived here to-day.
IRISH OFFICIALS SAIL FROM BOSTON.
Boston, Auk. !€.— The Right lion. Christopher
I'alles. Lord Chief Baron of Exchequer of Ireland,
and M J. Bourke. King's Counsel, both of Dublin,
called for Queenstown to-day on the White Star
liner Republic. They have been making a brief
visit to Boston and Its suburbs.
YON BUELOW GOES TO MEET KAISER.
Norderney. Prussia. Aug. IS.— Chancellor yon
Biilow left here thin evening for Wllhelmshnhe,
where he will meet Emperor William. The Chan
cellor ha* been at Nerderaegr etnee May. r*aun«r*t
ln* from tho lllnois vhloh pro#tra»-i hl-n in th-
Count Hatzfeldt. of th» Rsaslan ErzA^ m
Washington. I- *-.• *-.«*•• ■■• F. J. Oil. for c f V
days. "*
r>«v«NMB MHbtira. of New York, ia th« _,
of Mr and Mr*. Oliver IT. P. B«In»st, ™* ***
airs. Thorn** Hltoboock and Mrs. k<w -.
•r.'-rtataed at luncheon this aJr«.-r*x. r .. "*.
Mrs. Otrdaa ailUa fea* Issued cartr» rar*dfca
the s>— lay of Asjust It and J*. " '" * "*" a -
B. T. Gerry and George Peatedy \Ctao_ v -
each contributed 510© toward the) road cf •- *. *
poet Tuberculosis Association. . "":,*T?J
Delancey Aator Kan*. Edward NsT 1 jv^j
P. Oarretson and Llspenard Btewar- iZTw! •
elected members of the eorcralag: or-^,^**
the Newport Reading Room for tare-, 7-***% *
IN THE BERKSHIRE*
[By Telegraph to Tae THbaaa>)
Lenox. Mass.. Aug. IC-Another br!r •. &- ,
brought keen enjoyment ta the cott. •<«.-»' f, t*'
Berkshire*. Tennis was played at th- t^?J^
courts and at the Etocktrldg* Casino this »., 5
On Saturday there will be a tenlns to— mrT^" *
the Lendx Club. To revive Interest s»as t5 !
Searey offers a cup for a handicap a,*: » °
to-morrow morning. " J0f ' 4
Mrs. John E. Alexandra gave a card pa
supper at Spring La*n to-night on the eeeaj> ""I
the birthday of her slater. Miss Carols,^ " ■
Webb, daughter of General and Mrs a^. !
Webb, of River dale- on- 1 he-Hudson, Ti^T^
about twenty guests. Including Mr. a- | 2 -v*
B. Dablgrea. Mr. and Mrs. Charles AsssrßakkM
Mrs. Clarence Edwards, the Hisses Bare*! v-
Mrs. Julian Bobbins. Miss Cary. Jfemjj,
raud Foster. Eustace Jaquea. Arthur n-w "'
K. Havernlth. ~* 7^
Mr. and lira. William Douglas £!*«», Ui^ 1^
Sloan* and Herbert B. Shaw win lea.., B*.-*^*
to-morrow for Lenox. n
The Misses Helen and M. OvSssa .i^^x^*^
came up to-night from Stonlngton, Cbaa ,^
they have been guests of the Misses 'WBUa.~l° >
Secretary Bonaparte arrived at He -. j^- ..'
to-night from New York. lie will rs=aia is'l^ax
until the beginning of September.
Automobile arrival* to-night Included X.- m
Mrs. John F. Boylan. Mr. and lira. IkafJtftT
wan. Madison. N. J. : EL M. Byera and T- 5~ M <-
Stevenson, of Boston.
Walter V. R. Derry. whs tas been a gosstef
and Mrs. Edward \l~harton. win start t>crrc3-r
for Washington.
George Hall Morgan returned to Teatfbr*. M
to-night from New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred d*» Cordova aa- e ::♦-:*: .j
arrive In Lenox to-morrow.
Among the arrivals in Lenox are Sir Gift*- ■
Lady Carter, from Barbados. Sir GJH-ri ii»
Lady Carter* are friends of Mrs. Hartmaa £■-»-_
and have many Lenox acquaintances.
William D. Curtis has bought the Robert C Botfc
well property of about one acre on Walker sseast
Mr. Curtis will hold the property as an Tnimimt
General Richard Lador Is a guest of M* sat ii-i.
John Hutton In Tyringham.
James J. Hill has arrived from the West, \-l n
a guest of his daughter and son-in-law. Mr. u&
Mrs. Samuel oft at Shaughlln Villa.
Miss Mabel Choate. a daughter of Mr. «--..: ::d
Joseph H. Choate. is at Bar Harbor. Me, far a
fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Botsford. of Chicaxo* -.iv*
arrived in Stockbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Corthell have retnrael to
town. They are to sail shortly for Europe, SSI
Corthell expects to remain In Switzerland «!1 * .-.
ter. m
F. Augustus Schermerhorn will aiit»e at ?*t»
Croft to-morrow from a yachting trip.
Miss Eleanor Barr. of New York, woa th» —
an's tennis tournament at the Green©** Cff==:
Club, in Lee, yesterday.
Robb De P. Tytus has bought the Datttal O*r*
farm In Tyringham.
Major James O. Woodward, of New Tot* •=* -»
other. Mrs. Roy a! Woodward, of Albany, tar% «*
rived at the Red Lion Inn. in Stockbrldgs,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Johnson, of <*«*■*•
N J are guests at th© Hotel Asptnwaß.
Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth K. BIoo«rao£ «d ■
Misses Bloodgood have returned ftor. ■—
N. J. Mrs. Thomas Field, of BeabrtgV% a * &.-*•■
at their country place m New Marlboro
Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Greene, of S«r Tar*. ■»
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. »S*tC»a. b
Mr a nT-Mrs. Charles E. Ford «* tte* «*
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ford and fans.' •-
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gatt. of New Tor*, »:♦ i:
the Maj>lewood. «n PltttSeld.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Woodln. Mrs. SH. C'^.-.
H W. Hiller and W. H. Shaffer, of Berwick. r*r_.
have arrived in Lenox in a motor car.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
IMI LIGHT IN MCHMOSD.
Taxpayer Wants to Know What Xi^ 4
Contract City Has.
To th* Editor of Th» Tribune. __
Sir: As residents of Staten Island w» at J"*»
Interested in the "roMtingV which our »=£
utilities have been receiving lately t" 0 "*" w»
press, especially as regards the li=rhtfn« «• °~
streets and houses. _^_ -
This Is well as far as It goes, and et-V^J
served, and we have stood a great deal 0- a—
from tha corporations, but there Is on» »-=* «
this question In which we are vitally inters 1 *•
What does the city administration props** ■ J
about it? Is the city going to pay to? th» 9
■when we have none? •
We of the South End were in <JarEn *" J''^^
fore the North End of the island beeaio* ■ <
country, too. _ - .«,
Again: What kind of a contract &'*"_„?.-'
have that they cannot compel th* H| itlngcj
to give us light, not when they pW:* es. » gj
the beaches close this fall, but now? Cr is w»
contract so slipshod that they have bo V -V-^;
Can the beaches st. in and take all ".~*Ji>-.
after the city has made a contract with _ t-a '*£",.
Ing company to light the streets? In « I " #rw
Are the beach managers more competent to f^L..
Ironbound contract that the lighting company
not violate than men we elect to office tor «■»
very purpose? — _•#-
There should be a clause In that contract C»5
every hour that the lights are off on our ry£;
ibarrlng acMdents> the lighting company sho-ulv
a heavy forfeit. la that clause there? If »■■?
who Is to blame? If It is. what does th« dry r="
pose to do about it? -
A TAXPATI*
AGAINST A POISON IVY LAW.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
. Sir: I notice In your paper and others that *
question of passing a law to exterminate P*a**
Ivy Is being agitated. If such n law was la •*
the farmers of Rockland County would have •
time to do anything rise. It would drive mo>t *
them off their farms. There are '.her ««•*
poisonous to some people Cow* horses "^ **J
other animals eat poison Ivy and ar* not ln^ ull
by St. To seme people it Is not poisonous. U«**
are some simple remedies known to all fJ^LI
people that are sure cure. You city people *
better clean your own localities of their *\'*— »
New City. N. Y. Aus- K>. l^ l^ :IA>SBS» ■
HE. FEAHCIS^ETS A MEBAt. :*
President of St. Louis Exposition WkW
tamed at Dinner in Berlin.
Berlin. Aug. 16.— Dr. Tbeodor Lewald. s*?^
the German Commissioner General to the usa^, i ,
Purchase Exposition- at St. Louis. *****
here to-night In honor cf David R. Xr ' ult!t * Tgi»
dent of the exposition, and a deputation of «k
committee, consisting of Frecklnridge Jon **" LL< f
Pozier and S. M. Felton. president of the <- vp ~"
* Alton Railway. sj|
Under Secretary of State Wermuth. who *" vli .
German Commissioner General to the Coia 7^p.
Exhibition at Chicago, proposed the healths o *^
peror William and President Roosevelt. •"V —
corned Mr. Francis and his party to Gertnaay
behalf of the government. kM*
Dr. Lewald toasted Mr. Francis and av ®^i
large bronze. medal of beautiful and artistic g*s
on one face of which was a relief *•»"!?'' ," '•*
of Columbia giving Germanla * laur fL w f!? c' ■
medal was designed by professor Breuer. «- r
Berlin Academy of Arts. . _ r*"*" ;r
Mr. Francis responded with a tribute to^Et&r,
William, and describe.! the German exhiW ■?£.,*
Lot is a* the ■reateoi ever made by an> t^
In a foreign land. , ,_ r^ B
.Mr. Francis will remain for nans days •;■ :i>>
•.lid (kipooti to fco reot^veit fey E =l^ rCr k ji'k
Urn ha* «c«a«wl v**»**» hoix» tor rteyfmhtf »

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