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Amusement*.
ACADKMT OF MTSIO— 6:irH-OtlifliO.
XLHAMl3RA— s— B— VaudcvUl*.
AljTOK— *— Cj-mbf!lae.
BEUASOO — 1»:15 — The Girt of th* Gulden WctL
EIJOU— ,«:I&— Mr«. - -.-An.'.rHvi.
BROADWAY- 8— Tho . ■:-.<* of India.
CASINO — S — Th« Blue Moon.
COl^NlALr— 2— fi— Vaudeville.
CRITERION— *:If— The LJttle Cherub
X3Al.V if.— *:l^— The Sprlnjr Chicken.
EDE.V MUSEE- Th» World in Wax.
ESJPIRIi: — 6:ls— His House In Order.
GARDEN— S:I.->— Madam Butterfly.
G ARRICK— b :1S — Ciarlct.
HACKETT— «:SO-Tr.« Chorus Lady.
HAMMERgTEIN'S VICTORIA— 2— J=:IS— VaudeTIU*.
HIPTOPROME— 2— (>— A Society Circus.
JiI~DPON— -^:l^— Th» Brp^rlt«s
XKViNG PLAOn— * :2O— <->nhel Tcnl.
KXKTwEKBOrKER — S:ls— The Red Mil!
ÜBEKTV — S.l5 — Nurr« Marjorle.
UNTOIA SQI-'ARE — S:l^ — The Love Route.
LYCEUM — S:3.%— The Uon and the Mouse.
LYRIC — S:ir>^-The FhulamJte.
MADISON 15QTARE — 1:15 — Th« Three of I"»
MAJESTIC — MIS — T^e Tourtsts.
MANHATTAN— «:IS — Clothe*.
MKXDnijSWHX HAUL K:ls -<>>r.f<«rL
XKW AJISTEKPAU- *:IS — C*>ar and Cleopatra.
NICW YOIIK *«:1J> — Forty -five Minutes from Broadway.
PRINCESS — S:i'i» — The Great Divide.
BaVOT — »>:lS— BripmJ'.er Gerard.
ST. NUTJOLJIS KINK— Ice skatltiK.
WAULAVK'S— COS— !*• Rich Mr. HoTßenhelmer.
WTBEB'S — S:2O — Twlddto-TwaddlSL
VIISST END — 2^ — S— Eight Bella.
Index to Advertisements.
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City Bottala 14 <Rta«»urar.ti 14 4
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JEir.j .v Aff-cies... 8 4;euJTOFata'» Notices.. l 4 6
Flnanc!a.l is 6 Tin Turf 8 6
Flnax Meeting*.. lß « X> T>et for Buslcesi
For £a,:« 11 l\ Purposes 14 S
Fur Apart, to J>t..l4 • Tribune Sub. TUtes.. 7 6
Fur l:r>cms to' l*t..ll 1 • lnf;r Ai>art. to Let. .l 4 0
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Instruction 14 Cj
2\V^^^rkCailr eTribitnr.
TUESDAY, SOTEUBEB 13. 1906.
THE VEWB THIS MOR\IXG.
FOREIGN.— A bomb thrown at General
Hheinbot, prefect of police of Moscow, fell short;
the general, who was unhurt, shot and killed
the terrorist who threw It. : General Ren
nenkami'ff, Governor General of Tranbaikalia,
aJso escaped Injury from a bomb thrown at him.
i ■- The K::.n, Queen and Crown Prince of
Norway arrived at Windsor Castle for a state
visit of a v. <■.;•„ with King Edward VII and
Queen Alexandra of England. = Raisuli. the
Moroccan bandit, was made governor of a town
and lib provinces by the Sultan. i ' " ' Dr. J.
Ford Thompson, of Washington, was reported
critically 111 In a London hospital. t m A
French bark struck a rock near Terra del
Fuego and foundered. = American troops be
san a teries of practice marches through Cuba.
IX>MESTlC— Wireless me«ssapr*s report that the
battleship Louisiana, with the President and his
party on board, was heading for Crooked Island
J^assagre, with pleasant weather conditions. .■. ■ . ■
Committees from the American Bankers' Asso
ciation and the Now York Chamber of Com
merce met In Washington to discuss measures
of relief from financial stringency; two plans
xvere proposed, but it 1b believed the commission
will make n unanimous report. . — - Complaint
■was mad<? of a scarcity of officers and men In the
coast artillery service. : Secretary Shaw de
clined offers of silver at 72 cents a fine ounce.
: Many millions of dollars were called for
by General Mackenzie's estimates of needs for
coast defence and river and harbor work. — —
Forty-seven Immigrants were killed or burned
to death in a collision between Baltimore & Ohio
trains, near Woodvllle, Ind. : ■ ■ Over a foot
of snow was reported in the Adirondacks. —
United Plates Commissioner Cross, at Provi
dence, ordered deported twenty-three of the Chi
nese who were smuggled into the country on the
Frolic. ■ A dangerous convict escaped from
the state prison at Thomaston, Me.; a posse of
one hundred men Is searching for him.
ClTY.— Stocks were weak; call money rose,
to HO per cent. .= = Charles F. Murphy began
nn iitturk on Mayor McClellan; he also got
flft-r Maurice Ffeatheraon and Fire Commls
11 :.• r l.riiitry. accusing them of knifing Hearst.
s Mayor Mcdellan'a persistent appointment
<>f ni.ti-Murptiy men. it was said, had caused
the Tammany chief to begin a desperate battle
for bis leadership. =-— Ex-Judge. Parker, ex-
Mayor Thomas M. Osborna and Charles F. Rat
ti^an, f.f Auburn, discussed politics with Mayor
McClellan. : Chairman Conners of the Dem
ocratic Committee repeated his assertion
thar the. Republicans were trying: to steal th*
Kt.-:tp. - — ~- Onlors wen issued by Justices of
the Supreme Court in Manhattan and Brooklyn
compelling the county boards of canvassers to
show causa why there ehould not be a Judicial
determinatj-n of the intent of protested ballots.
« Chairman Woodruff of the Republican
County Committee returned to town, bringing
affidavits from Attorney General Mayer and
others In Fur>port of court proceedings for ex
amination of void ballots- ===== It was brought
out la the hearing on the perjury rase against
Walter R. Gillette that he had had custody of
part of th" Mutual Life <1v011..-.v1 v0 1 1..-.v dog" fund. -I ■
Etaald ri'itmann. who was a candidate for
dtttSoa as trustee of the N.-w York IJf« Ins=i:r
bsc C.-impany en the administration ticket, died
ct his bone in this city. — - Preliminary re
r>nrts of i cperts employed In the Yemkers water
V ripe Fcandal nr* Mid ',- Indicate that fraud to
II the f \ter.t of O.OOrt has been committed. rr=
/ Thomas Clr-ary, janitor of the E<iuttable Ufe
fci:i!<s!r.E. left an estate valued at $00.f»Of>.
TTIE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Tc'.r. Th» temperature yesterday: Highest, 44
<Jerrces; lowest, T.K.
THE STEW JERSEY OUTLOOK.
The retirement of Major I>'iitz, the former
RepnMlam boss of E^ex County, nnd through
It largely of the whole State of New Jersey.
Is Eomew'cnt reminiscent of the old story of
Hie man wbo was asked if his deceased wife
!W£s resigned to her end. "Resigned?" he re
plied. "Why, she had to her With his "ma
chine" knocked Into smithereens, and the party
subjected to one of the worst defeats It has
ever known, nnd with these things so obviously
the result of his own leadership, there was
nothing for him to do but to resign. A year
ugo, when the Chief Issue of the party was to
repudiate Major Lents and his boss-ship, the
Republicans carried Essex County by 21,000
majority. This year, when the chief issue was
to rehabilitate nnd approve him. they lost the
county Ly 7,000. There was the logic of the
tltuation In a nutshell.
Despite that disaster, however, the state re
mained Republican. On the basis of the As
sembly rote, the Republicans carried the whole
Mate by about 4.000. If only Essex County had
done as well for Major Lena as it did last
year for Mr. Colby the Republican majority
in the feme would have been measured by tens
of thousands and the Republican majority in
die Legislature would have bean overwhelming
In both houses. There Is every reason to be
lieve that It would have done so. and that it
will Co ho hereafter, ur.der ■ more acceptable
leadership, and that New Jersey may t-tlll be
fyitifidr-atly <-oumed in thn Republican column
!n both Elate and n.itional affairs. Of course,
tlirit oonslderatlou 'inly makes the downfall
of Major Lcntz the more c-omplete. Had the
wljoj.- etato gone Democratic no great odium
n,:.:i' have r«-stcd upon him In simply shar
:nu <)'" fate of the rest of the party. But when
t!i< • ::;Tc <n general remained Republican, and
!:?• <-oimty. formerly the banner Republican
<<>i «:iy. went heavily Democratic, there wan
no escaping the judgment against him.
The Democrat* will control the Assembly,
but the larger Republican majority in the Ben
*to '.vili make the Lejlslaturo Republican on
joint ballot, and should certainly secure th»
election of a Republican I'nited States s. n
ntcr to succeed Mr. Diydeo. Had not bis own
county, uuder Major L< ntz's management, gone
ho heavily against him Mr. Dryden might easily
have been re-elected. It wag, indeed, the gen
eral assumption that he would be. As It is,
Lowerer, Mr. L»ry<j i*osition is Bertouslj
weakened. In order to be re-elected be must
have all the Republican rotes in the Legists
ture save throe, or e!s<? get come Democratic
support. Tbe latter lie i i scarcely !il:el\ to
p«u. Already four of lh« Republicans are n
ported to lime declared they will M \mtb for
hlm. thus reducing his support to n. minority.
Whether it would lx» possible to force these
four, or some of them, back Into line by means
of a caucus is not clear. Despite the fact thnt
Mr. Dryden was nominally approved at the
primaries as a candidate for re-election, there
are many who hold that the defeat of his sup
porters in his own county has absolved legis
lators of all obligation to vote for him. and on
that ground It might be that if a caucus were
called some other candidate would he chosen.
The Republicans of New Jersey enn and
should elect a Senator from their own party. It
!s highly desirable that they should do so
promptly, without any protrnctr-d deadlock and
without any deal with any Democratic faction.
MR. BRYAJTB PJEAX.
Mr. Bryau is happy, thank you. Takes the
result with delight, especially the result in this
Mate, where the Democratic state ticket is ai 1
parently elected and Mr. Hearst is beaten by
60400. That is, Indeed, a "signal victory." for
It is a "triumph of his [Hearst's] Ideas" to
elect the rest of the ticket while Hearst
himself gets an uncomfortably adverse vote:
S.urvy «my for Hearst's ideas to serve him in
their triumph? Well. now. the Lincoln opti
mist does not commit himself upon that point
After all. it's ideas that count. What boots it
If an Individual is sacrificed now and again,
so that "ideas" go upon their triumphant way
to Inexpugnable establishment V There are indi
viduals to spare. We hope to do justice to
the course of thought of this philosopher o f tlie
roseate. It's a happy old earth, this, and the
happiest spot on this happy old earth is Lin
coln. Neb., and the happiest man ;n the hap
plest spot on this happy old earth is William J.
Bryan! There glows the central sun of hap
piness ; distance from Lincoln but attenuates its
rays.
Not merely is there a "signal victory" In New
York, but everywhere the eudffimonic eye sees
naucbt but cheer. There is a "trend In favor
of the Democratic party." The stars in their
courses nre trending toward tho Democratic
party. We think that astronomers will notice
thnt the stellar orbits In this year 1906 are nar
rowing a bil toward Lincoln. Neb. "The Dem
ocratic party is growing stronger." The Re
publican majority in Congress, larger than any
other mid-term majority a Republican Presi
dent has had. is a signal Democratic victory.
It's a triumph of Ideas — Mr. Bryan's or Mr.
Hearst's — we shall not attempt to assljm the
credit Nationally the Republican party is re
pudiated in this great "triumph of ideas" — it's
deplorable, though, the way ideas will go t.n
triumphing and leave their Ideator liehind
them: Mr. Hughes i* elected by Democratic
votes. Glory bol There are no Republicans]
Mr. Hearsts defeat is a "signal victory" for
the Democrats. Mr. Iluphes's election is surely,
too. a "signal victory" for tlie Democrats. If
the Democrats would all vote for the same man
It would be unanimous! There's not si smutch
of gloom anywhere! All Is immaculate Demo
cratic cheer!
The orator who expanded an epigram Into a
political theory is "looking pleasant," uncom
monly pleasant, toward 190 S. We sincerely
hope tLat Mr. Hearst, too. is feeling at de
lighted with the triumph of bis ideas. Per
sonal considerations should not outweigh the
general Joy. The Lincoln optimist triumphs In
the undisturbed retirement of private life; then
why should not other great publicists Imitate
his cheerful example? By the way, how is the
Democratic trend regarding 1008? Is the New
Yorker again going to watch the vicarious tri
umph of his Idea? Wilr be. nominate himself
as the Democratic candidate . for President?
Will he stand idly by and let some one be
named in whom the reverse of his Ideas would
triumph? The singer of the paean cogitates
about the CO.OOO adverse plurality and chuckles
to himself, thinking, perhaps, that the vote was
about right to enable ideas to triumph with
out the impeding encumbrance of personality.
There is no entangling alliance between these
two leaders; we doubt if there is even an en
tente cordiale. There have not been wanting
overtures on one side— but, after all. whom will
Hearst and the Democratic party nominate for
President in 1908? Let us not expect an an
swer, for who would break in on a song with
a question like that? Let the optimist keep
on his job. We need him, this roseate Bosicru
clan of politics who transmutes life's leaden
metal into gold. wl. • turns forth the cloud's
silver lining— truly a bimetallist still— who with
his philosopher's stone changes every vote for
the nonce into a Democratic vote. His is the
most signal victory of them all. His is tho
most triumphant of all tho. triumphs of Ideas —
over facts.
POOR SUBWAY SERVICE.
T!ip plea of the residents of Washington
Heizbts for an express sen-ice on the T.road
way branch of The subway above 96th street
deserves the kindest consideration by tho Rapid
Transit Commission, i'nless we are very much
mistaken, it was the purpose of that board To
provide Just such facilities as are now de
manded. The public has expected that the mid
dle track north of th<- fork at 9<'«th street, which
whs included In the original design and was
laid before the subway was opened, would be
employed for express truins. That hope ha*
not been realized, though the subway has now
been in use more than two years. The Bapld
Transit Commission owes it to itself, as well
as to the people of Washington Heights, to in
sist that its own original plan be carried out.
If the authorities adopt s firm policy, the Inter
borough company will easily llnd storage for
Its cars elsewhere than ou a track which was
meant for a very different purpose.
The delay which results from ceasing to dis
criminate between local and express service
alove f«»th street Is the less excusable bo
cause the express service below that point is
not what was anticipated before trains began
running in the subway. Tlere was a time when
possible patrons of the underground road were
led to suppose that expres-es would develop an
average speed of thirty miles an hour. As a
matter of fact, it Is seldoti that an average of
twenty-five miles is exceeded, and even thnt
is not always maintained Indeed, when the
locals get a chance to t4iow what they can
do they almost Invariable prove faster tlian
the expresses for short instances. Additional
causes of vexation are afforded by the Inexpli
cable holding up of trains on the Broadway
brnnch above the Junction with the Lenox
avenue line. It is not surprising that this accu
mulatiun of trials— all of mem apparently with
out < ECUM — should begin to tell on the patience
of those ■Nho have been forced to bear them.
TARIFFS AT HOME 1 \ /) ABROAD.
Mr. J. J. Hill's appeal for i loser commercial
relations with Canada will doubtless strike a
sympathetic chord In American hearts. This
country has tlie kindest of feelings toward its
northern neighbor, und wishes it well. It
would be glad to see any practicable system
adopted which would conduce to Canada's
greater prosperity, although it understands the
Dominion already to be enjoying prosperity In
B higher degree than most of me nations of tha
earth, It has not only a neighborly desire for
Canadian prosperity, but also tbe selfsb real
ization that Canadian prosperity is advanta
geous, in dollars and cents, to tlio United states.
Moreover, it is evident that it would be for the
good of tills country to get Borne Important
Canadian products free of duty.
But Mr. Hill veems strangely to Ignore a
fundamental l when be says that "the con
•' !'i-> • Jrgtjiiierit for ivH|n-o ( -Jt y with Canada
■\il\v. .;■:•» has Im-i'li, aii:l must (»-, •„. ixptTieMri'
"of the several American blatu" (lueaniuj; tho
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER ; 13. 1906.
members of this Union). It may be quite true
that but for the constitutional prohibition each
state would have a tariff against every other
state, or would bave had it until the ruinous
effects of such a policy had become apparent,
tad that the Industrial and commercial pros
perity of this nation Is due largely to the sys
tem of fr»^e trade nniong Its component mem
ht>rs. But it will not do to overlook the fact
thm the ronstitution also provides that tariffs
on foreign goods shall be exactly equal in all
tbe states. That Is to Ray, there must be free
inirle :tt home and equal protection for nil the
states abro:id. Louisiana and New York must
have free trade between them, while foreign
poods import oil at New Orleans and New York
must pay the same duties. The free trade
unions: the states is substantially conditioned
upon their equality of tariffs toward all other
countries. But If free trade were established
between New York and Quebec that funda
ment ;i I condition would be lacking, for the
tariff between Quebec and Europe would be
mt.v different from thnt between New York and
Europe.
In brief, no conclusive argument for foreign
relations can be baaed upon domestic experi
ences. The members of a family, brothers and
sifters, have rmdlcallj different relations among
themselves from any which they haw with even
their nearest neighbor?. Communities under
the lame sovereign government similarly have
among themselves different relations from those
between oommonltlea under separate sovereign-
Ties. The only condaalre argument concerning
Canada which might be drawn from the ex
perience of tbe United States Is that It would
Ih> profitable for the Dominion to be annexed
to the United States. But that is something
which neither of the two countries seems to de
sire, end It is something without which they
both s^em to b«» getting along very well.
TRADE DISPUTES IN GREAT BRITAIN.
Tlie Trades Disputes bill has been sent
through the British House of Commons with
only perfunctory opposition, there being no di
vision on Its third reading, and it is assumed,
though perhaps without sufficient authorltj,
that lr will not be materially amended in the
Mouse of Ix>rds. If this assumption shall prove
to be correct, a new epoch will be, marked in
British parliamentary history, for surely never
before has so important a piece of legislation,
and cne so repugnant to a considerable part of
the ration, been enacted without more serious
controversy.
The bill contains four major provisions. TLe
first i* that no concerted act shall make the
doers of it liable for conspiracy unless the same
net cone by a single person would make him
liable for tort. As In such cases the persons
wooli be individually liable, there would seem
to be little use in making them also collectively
Uabls, unless Khnply to exacerbate the case
jij-'ahst them.
Tie second provision is that picketing and
penoadlng men to strife or to refuse to enter
emp.oyment shall be legal, provided it is done
"peaceably and in a reasonable manner." For
the hist thirty years striking has been legal
ized, and tliis new provision is meant to legal
lxe tli'" only means hy which strikes can be
made effective. The difficulty will be to draw
the line between peaceable suasion and lntiml
tlaruii.
The third provision is that it shall not be
actionable to induce a man to break a contract,
to Interfere with the trade, business or employ
ment of any man, or to Interfere with the right
of any man to "dispose of his capital or his
labor as he wills." Apart from its apparent
deprivation of protection of a man's rights, this
provision In effect makes The extraordinary dec
laration that it shall not bo an offence to Incite
a man to commit an offence. The law already
provides for the exaction of indemnities for
breaches of contract. To mako the man who
incites to wrongdoing immune, while the victim
of his Incitements is punished, will seem to
many strange practice. The purpose of the
proposal is, however, obvious. If individuals
who incite to breaches of contract are made
Immune, then, under the first provision of the
bill, the labor onions will he immune and can
incite or direct their members to break con
tracts with Impunity.
The fourth provision, however. Is tbe chief
one. It Is to the effect that no action for
damages for tort "committed by or on behalf
of the trade unions" shall be entertained,
though th.> liability of tho trustees of the unions
to be sued In certain cases remains. This lia
bility of the trustees Is understood to be noth
ing more than liability to be sued by the unions
themselves in case of embezzlement or other
malfeasance. The provision means, of course,
the annulment of the Taff Yale, decision, and
Its effect would bo to give the labor unions an
exemption enjoyed by no other corporation or
Individual In the kingdom — save the sovereign
himself.
Seeing how strongly many British capital
ists, economists and political leaders, not to
mention a large part of the people, are opposed
to such special privileges for the unions, it
seems scarcely possible that this bill will be
approved by the House of Lords without radi
cal amendment, especially In respect of this
fourth clause. Yet that fourth clause is the
crux of the whole matter, and the authors and
supporters of the bill would rather set- nil the
rest sacrificed than it We shall not be sur
prised, therefore, If, despite present predictions,
the House of Lords deals with this measure as
severely as It Is doing with the Education bill,
and holds that so revolutionary a proposal as
the Investment of labor unions or any corpora
tions with such special privileges and immuni
ties should be made an issue for popular de
cision at a general election l>efore It Is en
acted Into law.
TYPHOID FEVER AXD FILTRATION.
Few cities in the United States have had a
higher death rate from typhoid fever than
Washington. It was long suspected, moreover,
that the trouble was due largely to the water
supply, which is derived from the Potomac,
for a good deal of sewage is discharged Into
that stream at points above the national capi
tal. It was natural, therefore, to assume that
relief would be secured If the city were to
Install a suitable filtration plant. The execu
tion of that Idea was begun in 1903 and com
pleted In October. 1908. Tho Improvement cost
$3,000,000. and sanitary experts who examined
the work expressed the utmost satisfaction. It
was discovered a short time ago. however, that
tho deaths from typhoid for a portion of 1900
were as numerous as those reported In the cor
responding months last year, and fears were
expressed that the filters were Imperfect or use
less as a safeguard against typhoid.
Recognizing the seriousness of these misgiv
ings, "Engineering News" instituted an investi
gation Into the matter, securing for that pur
pose the services of Mr. Theodore Horton, con
sulting engineer of the New York Stato De
partment of Health. His report emphasises a
fact which was known before, but which seems
to be peculiarly applicable to the city of Wash
ington. Drinking water Is not the only means
by which typhoid germs are disseminated in
a community. The opinion Is expressed by Mr
Horton that contaminated oysters have con
tributed a share to the Infection !n Washing
ton, though be puts the case In a guarded way.
Again, the local authorities in Washington ex
erclse a rather close watch on the milk supply,
but Mr. Hot-ton thinks that it has not been
quit,! as strict as it should have been. Some
of the water consumed In the city, too. is
taken from shallow wells, and the commls
sioner of "Engineering News" sees how these
inlghl easily have been rendered sources of
danger. Finally, h« points out that nil South
ern citiei» faro rutlier or •■ in the matter of
ty;.jiyid than do Northern cities, ami ha id sat-
Isfled that Washington " may properly be as
signed to the former class.
So contradictory of the experience of Albany,
Ithaca, Lawrence and other cities where filtra
tion has been adopted Is that of Washington
that the latter must be regarded as an excep
tion to the rule. Nowhere, It Is asserted, does
typhoid completely disappear when means have
been adopted to obtain pure water. There al
ways remains what Professor William T. Sedp
wlck, of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology, calls "residual typhoid." There is a
marked reduction in the prevalence of the dis
ease, but at least a few cases are observed
from time to time. It looks as if Washington
was merely illustrating this phenomenon In
an extreme degree. It is not unreasonable to
hope that. If the various suggestions made by
Mr. Horton regarding additional precautions
which may be taken with advantage are fol
lowed, the filters of the national capital . will
have a chance to demonstrate their value more
fully than they have done thus far.
Such cities as now have under consideration
the adoption of filtration. in the Interests of
public health, should not be deterred by Wash
ington's disappointment, which will in all prob
ability prove temporary, and which, as has Just
been pointed out, is practically unique in mu
nicipal experience. In the choice of sanitary
measures the guidance of experts Is infinitely
preferable to that of the uninitiated. We do
not believe that any one whose opinion is likely
to be really helpful will lose his faith in .filtra
tion because there has not be«»n a prompt re
duction in the number of typhoid cases In a
single Instance.
Alas that a beautiful seven masted schooner
bearing the name of Thomas W. Lawson, most
coruscating of "trust busters" and foes of the
"system." should come to carrying petroleum for
the Standard Oil!
Imperious Caesar, dead axi turn'd to clay,
Might stop a hole to keet the wind away.
Whistling to keep courage up Is an old device.
Whistling to keep att^ndancs up Is the new ex
periment of a preacher In this city who found
his pews emptying. Whistling is a various
makeshift It Is recorded of some one that "He
whistled as he went, for want of thought."
The Boers' attempt at a little Jameson raid of
their own seems to be no more successful than
"Doctor Jim's" escapade, and to attract much
less attention.
Santos-Dumont's ability to develop a speed of
thirty miles an hour with his new flyin* ma
chine Indicates that it was equipped with power
ful engines, but that provision probably does
not fully explain the performance. This airship
is radically different from anything- else which
he ever tried, and encounters less atmospherics
resistance. Heretofore ha has experimented
with gas bags, shaped like colossal sweet pota
toes and moving point foremost. He is now
working with an aeroplane, which slips through
the air like a card flung edgewise.
There is a bank on wheels In New York, an
automobile bank. Instead of riches taking
wings as heretofore, they ride about In a modest
way behind a chauffeur. It Is a great improva
m°nt over the old aerial habit.
Now that football has been made safe and
sane, some new rules should be made to Inject
a little panity Into the "rooters." The "spank-
Ing" of the "coeds" In a Chicago hotel by Minne
sota University football enthusiasts should re
fcult In a learned conclave of Western universi
ties regarding the propriety of letting yonng
woman students travel about the country "root-
Ing for the team." A "conference" on this grave
question is in order.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
At Tvlut age did the great composers write their
masterp>ceß? This Question is answered in "The
London Musical Times." The following table gives
the coiqioser's name, his recognized masterpiece,
the ago at which It was composed, and the com
poser's >ge at death:
Bach Man in II moll 48 «$
Handel Messiah M 74
Haydn Creation 65 77
Mozart l»on Giovanni 81 33
Becthovei C-moll Symphony. .. . .85-83 fia
>V>ber Frelschtltz 30-83.. „.. 3d
Hubert O-dur Symphony....... 51..~..31
Mendelsohn Kilns 37 88
human] Piano concert 31-35 49
Wanner Melsterslr.ger 4&-64.. .69
Brahms. D Requiem 32-55 « ... .63
This jpes to show that composers between thirty
and fory created the greatest masterpieces. Yet
the composers above forty should not despair, see
ing that Bach composed his Mass in H noil at the
age of forty-eight. Wagner his "Meistersinger"
when fl'ty, Handel his ".Messiah" when flfty-slx,
i. .':■'. Hs7da his "Creation" when sixty-five years of
a* 0 -
A wetlthy New York banker, says "The Phila
delphia Record," while visiting his parents in a
small town, was stricken wlta fever. For three
months .c wus confined in tho old homestead, duti
fully attended by a fond'mother end a very zealous
doctor.
The bmker recovered slowly. One morning he
decided liat fresh air would do more for him than
medical mvironment, and In a short time he was
enabled t> dismiss his pnysician.
\\ hen tie doctor's I>!I > ! 11 arrived the banker studied
It very cksely. A f»>w moments later the mother
saw hf>r on go to tho woodshed, procure an axe
and besdn hewing at tha hitching post, which had
stood In font of thH house for fifty years.
"Frank!' she shouted hysterically, believing her
son in anoher delirium, "what are you doing?"
'•You'll hive no further use for It," chuckled the
perspiring tanker. "Hereafter the doctor will come
In an autotioblle."
"How are the new football rules going to work?"
"We can't t<*!l until the lists of dead and wounded
b»gin to coiie in."— Judga.
Wood lifts gone up In price to $7 a cord at San
Antonio, Tec. This has brought on the suggestion
that the jieipla buy corncobs for fuel, since these
are quoted «n the market at {3 a cord. It Is con
tended that corncobs make good fuel. The wood
dealers blanc the railroads for tha scarcity of
wood. One dealer said that for forty-five days he
had b. ■ i ;; I -.ling to the Railroad Commission
and to tlm railroads for cars, without success. A
dealer was fppaaled to for a cord of wood, and he
declined tn m-11 that much to one customer, saying
he could : 'it sell more than a dollar's worth.
NIAGARA.
Where Niagara's foaming torrent
Rushes down its rocky bed,
Th-re is power enough to warrant
.Many factories. It Is said.
Whf-n the stream to drip has dwindled
And tt;e towering walls are bare.
Enterprise, by zeal enkindled,
Wii; paint pill and eoap ads. there.
— Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Trial by telephone is the latest from Wisconsin.
At Tarrant a Justice of the peace entertained a
charge again a rural resident who failed to appear
for a he*rl:ig. Straightway tha court called uy
tha alleged offender on the *phoa a. and the fol
lowing dialogue ensued.
"Hello. John." laid the court. "I wish you would
come down to-day."
•What for.""
"The town marshal has sworn out a warrant
against you for beating him up Election Day. I
want to try you."
"Can't do it. Judge. I'm too busy."
"I'll have to send a constable after you.
"But I am buby husking corn and bulldln' a
fence, around my east forty. Why don't you try
ma now?"
"All right. Are you guilty
"Tap."
"Five dollars."
"All right, Judg«. I will send It down by the rural
mall .. -airier. Ooodby."
OS THE LADDER
:'••« the men wlo are on the ladder:
How grim they look and how hard they try;
How they have to strain for each little gain.
How eager lh-\>" are to be Kitting 1 Muh
See the men who are on the ladder,
Climbing away as the momenta go
Bach watching to icei v chitnco t<> >«m
Hi» heel on the hand of the man below.
-a. E\ Klaar in Uie Oiuua^u K*oord-H«rald.
About People and Social Incident*
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[ Trom The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Nov. 12.— Miss Kathleen <l-iyton. sls
t?r of Baroness Monchour. daughter of Urn former
Ambassador to Mexico and Mrs. Powpll Clayton,
and Arthur Grant-Duff, of the British diplomatic
service, were married this afternoon •! I o'rirvk
In the Belgian Legation. Palms and white chrys
anthemums formed the decorations throughout the
lower floor of the house, and the Rev. Ernest C
Smith, rector of St. Thomas's Episcopal Church,
read the marriage service. General Clayton gave
his daughter In marriage, and h<«r only attendant
was Miss Grace Thompson, of St. Louis. Ronald
C. Lindsay, of the British Embassy staff, acted as
best man for Mr. Grant-Puff. Owing to the recent
death of Sir Mo'intstuart Grant-Duff, the bride
groom's father, the wedding was a small and In
formal affair, attended only by the members of the
British Embassy staff, the members of the Belgian
Legation staff and the few relatives of the bride
who are In Washington. After the wedding Mr.
and Mrs. Grant-Duff left Washington for a brief
trip through Virginia before sailing some time next
month for London, where* they will spend the win
ter. Mr. Grant-Duff, who has recently been ap
pointed British Minister to Cuba, will not present
his credentials at his new post until the spring.
The Minister from Persia, General Morteza, who
spent the summer in Washington without a vaca
tion, and about the middle of October went to
Canada for a month's rest, has returned.
Among those entertaining box parties at tha Be
lasco Theatre to-night were the British Ambassa
dor and Lady Durand with their daughter. Miss
Durand. The German Ambassador and Baroness
yon Sternburg, the Japanese Ambassador and Vis
countess Aokl. the Belgian Minister and Baroness
Moncheur and the Costa Ric-an Minister and Mm«.
Calvo occupied boxes.
The newly appointed naval attache of the Brazil
lan Embassy, Lieutenant Commander Raedeler de
Aquino, will arrive In New York on Saturday, and
will come directly to Washington with Mme. de
Aquino and :helr family.
Colonel (!e Pedemelras, the military attacha o
the Brazilian Embassy, and Mr. de VeUoao. th«
■econd secretary, will leave Washington for New
York on Thursday to meet Mr. Nabuco, the Am
bassador, on his return from Brasll. They will re
turn to Washington probably tha next day.
NOTES OF WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
(From Tho Tribune Bureau.)
Washington. Nov. 12.-Mrs. Victor Clement, whose
engagement to Captain Sydney Amos Cloman. re
cently appointed military attache to the American
Embassy In London, haa been announced, enter
tained informally at dinner last night.
Mrs. Allen, wife of General Allen; Mrs. Johnson,
her sister, and h«r daughter. Miss Allen, left Wash
ington this morning for Saranac Lake.
The Controller of the Currency and Mrs. William
Barret Rldgely were hosts yesterday at a luncheon
In the Chevy Chase Club In honor of Captain Clo
man and Mra. Clement. The other guests were the
British Ambassador. Sir Mortimer Durand; Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Addison, Captain and Mme. Heb
blnghaus. Mrs. Laurence Benet, Mrs. Frank Denny,
Miss Catherine Williams, of Chicago; General
Buchanan. Arthur Hay and Mills Thompson.
Major 11. S. Howe, V. 3. A., and Mrs. Howe, who
have been the guests of Major and Mrs. Ingalls
In their home In the Berkshires for the summer,
have returned to Washington.
Captain H. L. Hawthorne. U. S. A., who has been
assigned to duty at the War College, has reported
here.
Mrs. Nancy Robinson. w4fe of Commander Rob
inson, will spend the winter In Washington, and
has taken apartments In the Buckingham.
Miss Joanna Schroeder, ths debutante daughter
of Captain and Mrs. Beaton Schroeder, entertained
a number of the season's buds Informally at tea
thl3 afternoon.
Senator and Mrs. Burrows have returned to
Washington and opened their home in Massachu
setts avenue for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wells have cards out for a
tea on Wednesday. November 28. In honor of their
debutante daughter. Miss Laura Clifford Wells.
Miss Juliette Williams, daughter of Color.el and
Mrs. Williams, who will make her debut at a
luncheon at the Chevy Chase Club on November 25.
had a box party at the National this evening, th*
guests being Miss Colton. Miss Pansy Bloomer.
Colonel Btddle, Reginald Huidekoper. William C.
Marrow and Colonel and Mrs. Williams.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
The marriage of Miss Adallne Havemeyer to
Peter H. B. Frellnghuysen will take place at St.
Thomas's Church on February ". and will be fol
lowed by a reception at the home of Miss Have
meyer's parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer.
Fifth avenue and 66th street. The engagement of
the young couple •was announced last week.
Mrs. Percy E. D. Malcolm gave a small reception
OHIO SOCIETY ELECTS OFFICERS.
Hears Plans for Dinner and Dinner Dance
and Enjoys Smoker.
Practically all the officers of the Ohio Society
were renominated last night at th© meeting pre
ceding the smoker of the eoctety at the Waldorf-
Astoria. Colgate Hoyt la the chairman of the
nominating- committee. The ticket for the ensuing
year Is as follows: President. Colonel John J. M•-
Cook; vice-presidents, Eben B. Thomas. Henry W.
Taft. Emerson McMillan. Thomas Ewlng. Jr.. and
William S. Hawks; secretary. Howard H. Nleman;
recording secretary. Beth R. Stewart; treasurer.
Warren Hlgloy, and governlnc committee. Ei:gen«
Thayer, William H. Beer and Addlson W. Gllmore.
The entertainment committee, through Its chair
man. Orrel A. Parker, reported that plans had been
perfected for the annual dinner of the society,
which will be held at the Hotel Manhattan on De
cember 1. On December 17 the society will hold a
dinner dance In th» two «nnd ballrooms of tha
Hotel Astor. The annual banquet ot the Ohio So
ciety wilt be held on January 19 at the Waldorf, as
usual. T!ie topic this winter wilt be "Ohio Educa
tion."
OLDEST HOLYOKE GRADUATE DEAD.
Mrs. Persis C. Curtis Wa3 Widely Known in
Educational Work fox Women.
Bloomneld, N. J.. Nov. 13 iSpecial).— Mrs. Persis
C. Curtis, widow of Rev. Dr. G«org« C. Curtis,
of Rochester, and mother of the Rev. Georgs
Lk Curtis, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
of Bloomneld. N. J.. died at the manse. No. 23 Park
Place., last night, from heart disease.
Mrs. Curtis waa :he daughter of the late Leonard
Woods, of Enflelil, Mass.. and waa the last sur
vivins member of the nrst class that graduated
from Holyoke College. S.m was associated with
Mary Lyon, the fouruler of collegiate education for
women in this country, a* one of tho faculty in the
Holyok* institution.
Mrs. Curtis was widely known In educational
circles, having at one time taught in the Normal
School at Westrteld. Mass.. and also In Wheaton
Seminary. Norton, Mass.
She was eighty-seven years old, and for ih» last
five years had lived with her son. who. with two
daughters— Mrs. Susan Redfleld, wile of Professor
Henry S. Redrleld. of Columbia University, and
Mies Clara Curtis, of Rochester— survives her.
ECHO OF IROQUOIS THEATRE FIRE.
Trenton. N. J.. Nov. 12.— The Iroquots Theatre
Company, Si Chicago, whose theatre was destroyed
tv tire threw years ago. attended by great loss of
life, was discharged from bankruptcy to-day by
Judge l.annl:.g in the United States Court here.
The company had liabilities of J2.'XV>.t>Xl atM j no
assets*.
TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS.
Among: the paasenKers who will sal! to-«lay for
Europe are:
TUB BREMEN. FOR HKKM!\
Mr anl Mr». Henry E".b«rt. | Mrs. 1.. B. Mnttlnon
Mr. a'-1 Mr*. Oeorgs Hftrlc*. i Miss Emilia }'..\\).
Travellers who arrived yesterday from abroad
were:
IUX Kit' >• >\[. A.\!>. FROM ANTWERP.
Mm O. \\ Carpenter. I Miss <'».!.-n Tn—
Mr. ■'•>'• Mrs. Tl •mi,.., H. Mr*. James II Shermrd
Downirt. Mi. and Mr*. \V*rT«a a
yesterday afternoon at her house. No. % -v
street, for her husband's parents. sir Or™ "* *"
colm. Lord Chief Justice of the Bah ~" ** i
Lady Malcolm. Among those invited » '"*'' •**
Henry L. Burnett. Mrs. John D. Rocka'^* **
Mrs. William Gilbert Davtes. Mrs. Loots M***'-" 1 *
Mrs. James E. Parker. Mr. and Mr». L, - ° W< *
ander.'the Hon. James H. Touts*, of E-jrt " ****"
Mrs. James E. Martin. Dr. andlirs^ Rtf\ ■*
Curtis entertained Sir Ormond and Lsd» vv atßßita tßBit
at dinner last evening. ■ '"*"' i
Mrs. C B. Alexander, who la to lntro<l-« •
daughter. Miss Harriet Alexander, this wi-j^*- s"**5 "**
give a dinner dance for her at her horas.'V**
West 58th street, on December 20. ' *■ •
Mr. and Mrs. Reginald C. Vanderbllt wfi
In town on Frldav from Newport to atte-/
Horse Show, which opens at Madison Sq^ar,
den on Monday. They expect to go abroad **
the middle of January for a two months' ac*^**
In Europe. ** **
Announcement has been made of the eagaisa..
of Miss Lucille Bacon, daughter of Mr." aaa? 5
Daniel Bacon, of West 57th street, to Joha A^
gran, of Malmo. Sweden. The wedding wai^T
place in St. Bartholomew's Church on Decs***?
The youns couple will make their hora»^^J?
York. ' *•
From London comes the announcement at «.
engagement of Miss Margaret Mulr ITcX*-**
daughter of Sir Kenneth Mulr McK»r.r<j, to aj?
Nell Shepard Post, son of Mr. and Mrs. JT*W
A. Post. Mr. and Mrs. Post formerly cads q7
home In this city, but now live In England "
Another engagement announced is that o* y-
Margaret Holmes Stone. daughter of M-i. ?
crick J. Stone, to Joseph E. Corngan. nssssZ.
the late Archbishop Corrigan. Mr. CorrJaaT.*
member of District Attorney Jerome* staS. V
wedding will probably take place next noaO.** '
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Alexander arrived la •:*.
yesterday from Lenox. Mass. Mr and V*. 5?
lam Pollock also returned from Lenox y-steriT-"
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt. «-„ who "
cently arrived from Europe. are no* at ia," H *
their country place at Oakdale. Long Island
J. Coleman Drayton and his daughter Jr.
Caroline Drayton. have returned from Enroj«T!!
are at their house, No. 100 East 57th stree* v*
Drayton has been abroad for nearly two T «aa"
Mr. and Mrs. Morris K. Jesup have mcrrM*
town, and are at their house at Madison ■**«
and 35th street for the season. J
Lady Johnstone. wife of the British Misists- i
Denmark, has arrived from Europe and Is iujtsi
for a few days with her uncle. Dr. Henry cT*v?
at his house. No. 8 East Cat street, before prat*
In* to Washington to visit her father I tr
Ptnchot. •' ■* *
Mrs. James W. Gerard, Jr.. who has beea visits
her mother, airs, Marcus Daly. In Monta=» 7
the last few •weeks, has returned to town.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer are at their how*
Jfo. 17 East 73d street, for the- winter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. De Lancey Kountae hay» i>
rived In town from their country plac* at M:~>
town. N. J.. for the season.
Mrs. William Ramsey announces th* er.gag«ses
of her daughter. Blanche, to Jocelyn Evmns, m
of Sir Francis Evans, of London. Miss Ra-wfi
father was the late Justice Ramsey.
NOTES FROM TUXEDO PARK. '
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Tuxedo Park. N. T.. Nor. 12.— Many of those wfcj
came out on Saturday remained over to-day forth*
bridge tournament at the clubhouse During tit
evening 1 there were several large dinner par ■ v
the clubhouse and cottages.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Wyman Porter gave a dinner fa
twenty-six at the club previous to the tournamstt
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. 3 I* H.
Edgar. Mr. and Mrs. *H. c. De Rham. Mr. i^
Mrs. Price Collier, Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrs*
Green. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davis. Mr. and ii.-\i.
■ • arhart. Mrs. Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. F. 3.
Keech. F. A. Jullllard and Mr. and Mrs. J. I
Tarns.
Miss Louisa Norwood also entertained a par?
of fourteen at the club. Among the guests wo
Mrs. William Kent. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Snow. in»
Eidrldge, G. W. Van Nest. Miss M. Piers,.-.. M.-i
Lewis. George H Hull. Jr.. and Cecil Barrett.
Among those entered in the tournament *m
Mrs. P. Lorlllard. Miss Fellowes. Mr. and It*
N. L. R. Edgar. Mr. and Mrs. R. Morse, Mr. at
Mrs. F. B. Keech. Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Ports:. It
and Mrs. G. L. Rives. Frederick A. Jullllard. Es
mond Talbot. Miss Kane. Mrs. Campbell. W. M.
Rodewald and L. D. Bonnet C A silver agj wai
awarded to th« winner.
POLITICAL COMMENT
THE BEDROCK OF POLITICAL, SHAH*
From The New York World.
For Its crowning humiliation and disgrace fit
Democratic party of New York is indebted toW
lam Randolph Hearst, who saved Murphy (ns
political obliteration, who made Conners c-i.m:
of tiie state committee, who had a placa on tit
committee stolen outright for Cassldy, as wa
kidnapped the delectable McCab* from the paljl*
ins: bosom of August Belmont.
These are the Hearst Jewels. They are th»l*Bf
which he has bequeathed to the Democra" : i."
of New York. The only satisfaction that (he*
Democrats can derive from the situation is t!»
abiding- conviction that Their state organla*«
has now reached the bedrock of political siaai
They know the worst, and any future cha; *< '-*
Inevitably be an Improvement.
A SOUTHERN OPINION OF HEARST.
From The Mobile (Ala.) Register.
Even in defeat the violence of the Hearst ■••►
ment was displayed. On the nlarht of the el«cis
Chairman Ihrasen of the Independence lMt»
wired his managers throughout New York: "Ha**
is elected by 50,000. Don't permit victory tt»
snatched away by fraud. FUht for your IMH>
Get out the npures." At a time when a sir.» '
as excited as New York was on the flight o! !i»
election, the term "fight for your rights" !• ">
Ject to only one interpretation, and the lnc««BW
telegram ■was in line with the violent atMß*
on the side of Hearst during th* campaign.
MURPHY MUNCHING THE CHESTinSi
From The Baltimore News.
While Murphy's opponents are talking of I*s*
Ing him. he is laving h!* own plans for i?^*
control of the Democratic state orgaa:a^*
While Hearst is now nursing 1 his blistered MP
Murphy is munching the roasted chestnut*
THE FIRST REQUISITE.
From The Philadelphia Press.
The Bryanites in New England are &•*«■*••
organize to nominate Bryan for the F i ujMWPI.
The first thing they want to do is to make «■"
candUUta stop talking.
COCKRAN.
From The Chicago Tribune.
In the absence of any direct Information tev«
upon that point It is conjectured that 80-"
Cockran has not v- hanged his politics mo'» •»"
two or three times sine* the election. »«3?
DISASTER INVITED.
From The Houston Post. >•*
It la useless to review the many occur:*--,
which summoned the New York electorate w,*-
th« Buffalo ticket, nor is It necessary to d^*-' 'C.
the cowardice ana treachery which invaded WSj
rucy's councils tn Its hour of crisis. It w >;-j
futile to potnt the lesson which the returns ••fjr
SuHtce it to say, that in the presence «>' *,*" ir
opportunity ilia party leaders in New i« r L.i.i j
trayed Democracy an. l invited the disaster*^
was th«» lr.evita •> penalty of Incapacity *
treachery.
HEARST AND BRYAN".
From Th* St. Louis Democrat _ j
Hearst mail* a far stronger run in •*•* ' v ,
than hryan did in either of his two canvaa*^ . \
a candidate for Governor, if Bryan haa "£V
resident of New York. Bryan c ■ ■-M ?2:»^Kll
duoed the Republican margin to anything
small rtimer.sW.ns to which Hearst cut 1- " gj^
own state against htm by a lars* majorß7.^,»
is - re.iitv»il at notne. Wtf- an tmßß 2°*rtiil*
New York in his favor, as against t °f,^,t #
i-anai.latrt whom th*» Republicans "h/" h / ?-f
Hearst starts out In his canvass for x-*
•l^ntlal candidacy with a powerful r>ac*i"»
BRTAN. FAULT FTNt>ER
From Tin* Detroit Free Press. >at j»
Mr Roosevelt himself was a "forcsf. J.
was not a critic H- won his i«» _»> .poß* j
'formonrc in th^ ofTW-. to which h<» ■ »*» ' apP !
or .1.-. reel .'.-.! in th*> i:l<hest office h* S*™ „«>
tiar i.. the old principle* h» «PP, Ued cot^^^
rtvll S.-rvl •* I'omrsiisMoner. I ° llc *,,Y Ao'ver a 'V
Assistant Secretary of (h* Navy *^B^M
New \orU. I* was always an W*^ gt&J
Mi m. on th<» oth.-r h*n>l. ae^rns w " rs * *;
■ rit:.- I'nrsiMv fortune has fj^iw 6Ut»;S
lorusnlt: «o prov* his value P r:|t ''--f.taition
>ri!U ! in.- .t.e • -I- ' •„' ai» J*^
suggesiioui aua uleas seem to !au )J-- a
aloa of only tat Mult nndln* faculty.

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