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Index t<i Advertisement*.
rv. Pag. ■ oV
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7 111 '/ WS THI>! UOR V/VG
CONGRBSS: a message was r«»ceiv«d from
tho President urging relief for white men v - "
have man ■ into the Cherokee Nation, and in»
proved land which, under a recent decision of
the Supreme Court, they cannot own. == Seri
ate: The Army -. .[.nation bill was passed.
Mr. gpooner Baying In the dr-bate on it that h^
favored the reduction of. many of the r>ing;ley
schedules. House: District of Columbia
l»ill<= won- considered, the committee of the
whole votirg in favor of eight fare* f"r a
quarter on a now • • trie line.
FOREIGN.- The United States. Mexico, Sal
v:idor. Costa Rica and Guatemala will Insist.
Bccor<jing to a dispatch from Washington; that
Honduras and Nicaragua settle their differ-- • .■•
t.y n:«-ans of arbitration. ===== General Pare.les
i* paid to he moving toward Maturln. and larse
Rovernment forces Lye been sent to pursue
him: it la reported that an operation must be
performed on President Castro, which may
prove fatal. •=— ~ M Martens reached Lon
<]on. and Faid that the sessions of the year*
conference nt The Hague might begin on June
i.". ===== Rudolph Dolrp. American consular
agent .v Caracas, has tiWl charges of irrupt
practices against :i number of Venezuelan c<>v
rrnment offlelalSi Th* French gov«rntnent
!t<*s ma<if> a further concession to the Vatican In
!«Shk! to th«- form of contract for the lease of
churches == At: expedition which will it
tempt to reach the ■ iphical .ir.o magnetic
S<mtli Poles has been ora;;iniz^d In England; it
nill I.p under ihe command of Lieutenant
Sim. kleton. rr=n=: Th^ Shah sent a message to
U:e Persian Parliament granting ail the popular
demands and recognizing constitutional govern
::u-nt: Tabriz, where « revolt broke out. was re
poried quiet.
DOMESTIC.— The President held ;< second
: I'iifi i« n.f on th<» Japanese question with the
from San Francisco. At a hear
ing bfCore the Fenat.- Committee on Agriculture
<ii the control of public prazins lands a letter
was i-ead from t!i>- President arraigning the
shfej) men and advocating a system of govern
ineni leases. - The President asked Post
master neral Coftelyou whether It would be
ifpal to liar from the mails papr.:-p which pub
lislivJ disgusting details of tlie Thaw trial.
ClTY.— Stocks were strong. =■ - The trial
<if Harry K. Thaw was continued with the ex
amination of Dr. Charles J. Wagner, an alienist
expert; and the introduction of Thaw's will and
codicil. ;-— — T'nited me Attorney Stimson
warned the newspapers of the city that the mail
ing r>f •"'.<'W<l and scene*" reports of the Thaw
trial would be prosecuted. - Ex-State Con
troller Wilson; in a formal statement, said that
he hud ordered the destruction of the old issue
of Ftock tax stamp?. = — :—: — Governor Hug of
New York. Governor Stokes* of Now Jersey and
Governor Higttins of Rhode Island spoke at the
rtrown A!u:nni dinner. =t=— It was reported
ihat C. W. Morse had secured control of the
Ward L4n< of steamers. === Th.' Columbian
National InpurMnce Company, of Boston, trans
ferred its indußtrial business, amounting to
JC7<M»oo.oo(». to the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company. The Rap^d Transit Commission
announced that it would Kivc permission to th«
Pcnns=ylvrin:a Flail mad to tunnel In the Wal
dorf district by the open cut system.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fair and colder. The temi>erature yesterday:
Highest. "4 degrees; lowest, 8.
Opponents In the Senate of the Philippine i
Tariff bill nave argued with s<nne "how of w»lf- '
conviction that the admission of Philippine sugar i
free, or even at 23 per cent of the Dlngley tariff
rates, would work Irreparable injury to the
American sugar industry. The Tribune lias
never been impressed by this reasoning, which j
rests on the premise that the li'iilijtpine archi- ;
pelago will multiply its sugar production two- I
hundredfold. drive all other Don-domestic sugar*
out of our market, and then, by underselling, :
exterminate our beet and cane sugar Interests.
It is bard to persuade an alarmist that bis ap- i
prehensions are wholly Imaginary. Vet we think i
that even those who He awake at night m«dita« j
ing on the terrors of Filipino competition will be
able to ease their fears If they study carefully
the figures of sugar production. Importation and
consumption Id the United States In 1906. which !
have Just been compiled by the Bureau of Statl«- '
t!cs of tbe Department of Commerce and Labor j
Two or three Important conclusions can b<* I
dravn from tbe tacts presented. One is that '
our consumption of sugar has been increasing '
enormously. In the bail decade from lsTt? to I
3880 our average yearly consumption was 81H.- J
TiOO tons. But in tbe half decade from 1001 to j
1005 the average was 2,577,489 tons, and the '
consumption for lfKxi was 2.8t>4.013 tons. Of the i
iqsgar we consume are produce ourselves a rela
tively small share. Tbe development of our
I*-** Industry i'.e 1906 lias been rapid. The
l"jet sugar output increased from lSs,C**»O.Of>o j
IViUDd* in 1900 To f.72.000,000 pounds last year. ;
nut even with this stimulus the domestic prod
ift y.ow equals only 20.5 per cent of the total
-near co)ifcii!iu?il. In i'.*o.-» it was 21.0 per rent
ami in 1895 V.'A or cent: so that with all the
••xpr.t;-;iti <Uir» to the cultivation of l»eets our
!•<•!; h production no more than keep* pace with
i!;.' increasing demand for what has become with
us a universal necessity.
We have to depend on outside growers for
four-fifths of our sugar supply. From Hawaii
and Potto Rico we uue-tlfth, from Cuba two
fifths, and from the Philippines and tiie rest of
ib" sugar producing world another fifth. Porto
Rleeii end Hawaiian suzar comes in r , '. Cuban
sugar pays SO per cent of the DingSey duties^
Pbilippioe sugar nays 7.". p»»r cent, and sugar
from all other countries pays the full Dlngley :
rate. Bat of the 0,450.653,007 pounds of sugar |
pot on our market in 1008 the Philippine* pent
us only 20,2*134)29 pounds, or four-tenths •{ i
}>or <•«•).;. It must be accepted ns nxlomatlc that
the -u»ars paying tJw highest duties fix the
price fn our raarkK. s<> long as we Im|>orr prac
ticail; one-flfth of our present supply at rl.io fiii'
Dingier rote and two-llfths more at 80 per cent
of that rate, it in immaterial, so far as the effect
on th« price here is concerned, whether we levy
7". per cent on «he little dribbling* from .the
Philippines or let them uome in untaxed. The
Filipino's mite rounta neither one way nor th.
oilier In reflating couditiona of competition.
The sugar output of the archipelago would nave
to be multiplied thirty-four times before it
equalled the output of Hawaii and Porto Hi'",
now entering our lark- free, it would have
to be multiplied tUirty-futir times before It <l.»
placed the foreign s;;;.':irs paying fall l'> n lr ' r v
rates, and I<V2 times before it displaced in addi
tion the Cuban sugars paying 80 per cent of the
tariff duties. Such a development is incredible:
nor do we believe that any development is likely
to result which will upset the present equHtb
riuni and injuriously affect our domestic- indus
try. Admission of Philippine «;;c:u free or at
a greatly reduced rate would prove a moderate
and much ne^d.-d stimulant to agriculture In our
Far Eastern possession. Why not give the Fil
ipinos the status in our market which we have
already given the Hawaiians and the Porto
During tbe. last week there have been rumors
of » menace of war between two Central Amer
icfln utates. There have also boon reports of
efforts to avert tnat menace. Now there is
ground for hope that the latter have proved or
will prove effective, if so. there will be cause
for sin. ere gratification. Then, will also be pre
sented to tho world a practical object lesson.
instructive, suggestive and inspiriug. and excej>
tlonaily timWy. coming, as it will, upon the eve
of toe new congrew at Tho Hague, and following
closely upon a somewhat persisteni attempt to
make the I' ulted States appear noi only as a
sort of International bailiff. bul also very "inch
liko a selfish belly toward its neighbors at the
It will be observed that this' menace of war
followed, not preceded, an agreement for arbl
tration. That circumstance is to be commended
to the attention of those who affect to regard a
general arbitration treaty as an Indispensable
and infallible International panacea. These
.states had agreed to submit their differences, to
arbitration, but the result of that operation had
neither moral nor physical power for self
enforcement. That is not a universal Impeach
ment of arbitration, which Is often n beneficent
and efficacious process. It is. however, a re
minder, perhaps unwelcome, but nevertheless
true and pertinent, of the facts that agreements
to arbitrate are not always kept and that arbi
tration does not always or necessarily serve the
ends of Justice mid of peace. There have been.
as we have hitherto observed, arbitral verdicts
which were open to grave suspicion of partiality
and injustice and which, therefore, even while
a<-fjuies.-e»l in, were regarded with resentment by
thOKe whom it would BParcely be too much to
describe as their victims; and there have also
been some which would not have been accepted
but for a recognition of the possibility that phys
ical force might compel their acceptance.
In the present case an arbitration treaty
failed. Resort was therefore had to the Influ
ence of other powers, or perhaps we might say
those other powers exerted or are exerting
their Influence. Thus far it is purely moral and
diplomatic. It is to be expected thai it will
remain bo to the end and will be effective, for
the preservation of peace. But* the identity of
the states which exercise it suggests that that
morn', and diplomatic influence derives its effi
ciency from the fact that it has behind it the
potentiality of simply Irresistible physical eom
pnlsion. We can scarcely Imagine, let us say.
Salvador and Panama exercising successfully
«uoli Influence over Nicaragua and Honduras.
They are just as near neighbors of the dispu
tants, and they ml*ht put forward Just as cogent
moral and diplomatic arguments. Their argu
ments and appeals would be ineffective., because
there would be no physical potentiality behind
them. But when Mexico and the United states
make such arguments there is something back
of them which even the moist blindly bellicose
must see and understand.
It is supremely fitting thai Ri'eat nations
should fhr.s employ their strength. It Is as tit
ting, moreover, tlint the great powers <>f A.mer
lea as that tho«e of Europe should dn •*, The
world ha* applauded the action of tbe European
powers In intononinjr. sometimes with moral
and diplomatic arguments (backed with armies
and navies to tuak" them effective i. nnd some
times with Immediate and dire'-t force, to re
strain their leaser neighbors from war. There
would be gross Inconsistency In censuring Amer
ican powers for doing tbe same tiling. Beyond
doubt such action Is to be taken most discreetly
and upon only the clearest cause. But tbe same
is to be said of all international action. It
would bo wrong for a great, nation to meddle
between its neighbors without ample Justifica
tion. So would It 1.0 wrong for a nation to be
partial toward oue of the two between which
it was <iiile:i upon to arbitrate. We are Inclined
to ttiink that correct ness of conduct may ho an
confidently anticipated in the one raao as in the
The circumstance is nl«to to bo noted with sat
isfaction that the peaceful Influence is beint:
fxortwi hv Mexico and the [Tnited States to
gether. Tho precise details of the understand
Ing between thof-c rwn powers need not now In
dwelt upon. The essential fact is that the concert
exists. That fact is h rebuke and n refutation
of the miserable pretence thai in maintaining
the Monroe Doctrine and its complements and
rorollaries tho T'nited States alms to establish
for Its own solfish ends ;< despotism over tho
other American states, it demonstrates anew
that this country desires nothing but the p>-o
teetton of its netgtmora In Independence and tbe
maintenance of peace and Justice among thorn.
and that it cares not what American powers
secure those onds. provided only that ihpv bo
The death of Sir William llnssoll is an inci
dent of personal and historic interest rather
than of practical importance, to the world at
large. His life work was done roars ago. and
ho had ceased to ho tbe commanding and Influ
ential figure which be had been for a genera
tion. He belonged to an order of things which
has largely passed away, and which t-o far us
it remains lias been immeasurably modified by
the changes of human progress. But he made
his mark, broad and deep and lasting. In tlie
history of his times, and his passing away is
at once a reminder of Tho work which he did
and also of the altered circumstances which
now exist in the profession which ho conspicu
ously adorned.
As "Bull Kun" Russell be incurred much un
popularity—not'to use a harsher term— in this
country, which he did not altogether deserve.
His sympathies were with the South, no doubt,
'but we do not know that his partita n^lnp wa«
any more marked than that of some American
writers in the Rnsso Japanese War. in the
Boer War and In other international contro
versies. The criticisms which be made upon
our military organization— or lack of organiza
tion—were more nearly just than we were In
clined to admit at the time, and they were
certainly no harsher than those which he made
upon his own country's army in the Crimea.
Moreover, despite bis partiality toward the
South, he depleted .nd denounced the evils of
Its "peculiar institution" no less strongly than
a New England abolitionist could have done.
War correspondence in his time was vastly
different from what it ha » since become. The
telegraph, tlie cable and the telephone have
revolutionized the work. But In sense of re
sponsibility as well as In atHtaousneaa of effort.
and also in technical knowledge and in us« of
English. fjfeech. the most advanced "apecjaT' of
today might perhaps with arlraritay" learn
something . from the careers of The men who
were at Denppel, at Halaklava. at Lucknow.
Nt Hull Bun, at KOniggratz ami at Sedan. It
was Russell's lot to span the period of transi
tion from the early and primitive methods of
Schleswic-llolsMn and the Crimea to The
Tribune's opening of a new and golden age In
•,v.tr correspondence with Its cabled colunaw
from the Franco-German conflict. In one of th» i
io-t arduous and perilous of occupations Ik
!..»!«• himself with valor and with honor to
himself and to rhe profession which he served.
The opinion seems to be extensively enter
tamed. particularly among members of the the
atricul profession, thai when a newspaper hn-*
received a paid advertisement of a theatre, it
thereby becomes bound to supply praise, or. at
least to refrain from censure an to whatever
may be presented as an attraction for public
patronage. That opinion is erroneous and the
persons who entertain it disparage, by Implica
tion'; the Integrity of the Press.— display both
ijrnorance and insolence. This condition has
existed ever since there has been a Press and
; i Theatre, but it.» prevalence bas never been so
extensive 118 It is now; for scarcely a day
passes without, somewhere In this country.
noisy complaint that, a newspaper, having ac
cepted a paid theatrical advertisement, has also
published an adverse opinion of the advertised
performance. There Is. apparently, a complete
mi&uuderstandlug of the relation properly ex
isting between the Theatre nnd the Press.
Neither Press nor Theatre can be considered as
a Shop. The theatrical manager who pays for
an advertisement gets what he pays for. when
thai advertisement is published. Neither criti
cism, nor •"notice." should be written for his
benefit. His advertisement is a transaction
with the counting-room, and it ought to be un
derstood tlmf it . iul< when the advertisement
Is published. Mercantile prosperity Is always
an iin;>o!-t:int consideration: but the theatrical
manager who thinks that he is conducting, ex
clusively, ■;! private business" hns mistaken
his vocation. The Journalist who does not look
beyond advertising patronage has no proper
roniprehenelon of the. responsibility of the
Press to the time In which it lives. Whoever
assumes to administer an art or to wield an
Intellectual influence owes 11 solemn obligation
to society. That obligation is to foster, sustain
and stimulate, to the fullest development, all
thai is conducive to the public welfare. The
Drama Is an institution that ought to be de
veloped to the highest point of excellence. On
that point there can be no dispute and need be
do argument The accomplishment of that
good result is dependent, principally, on actors.
For the newspaper the only question is as to
the ri^'ht performance of professional duty.
There is but one way, and that is the speaking
of the truth. It may be proper and necessary
to exercise discretion as to the time and man
ner in which the truth Is spoken, but as to the
duty of truthful criticism^ there Is no question
That which is good should be recognized and
commended. Thai which is bad should be ex
posed and condemned. Those are the simple
principles thti* govern criticism. We do not
censure because we like to censure; and, though
we are glad to prosper, we do not praise for the
sake of advcrtisinents. Such we suppose to be
the critical policy of all newspapers that are
conducted with a righi sense as well of tbe
requirements of the Drama as of the duty and
dignity of Journalism.
There is only one ground on which the Press
and the Theatre can work in harmony. That
is the support of the Drama as an Institution
for the moral and Intellectual benefit as well as
tlie amusement of society. With the theatre*
as mere places of business the Press has no
more concern than It has with ruoonheitmfi a
a means of growing cucumbers. For selfish
reasons it may wish theatres to succeed In
business, and If may. In some sort, try t<> help
them. With the theatre* ns conservatories of
the Drama, on the other hand, the Press hns a
direct, vital concern. The name sense of duty
that enjoins the manager <>f » ;li":itti- to up
hold the drama as an art wliicb be has ;issumed
to administer also enjoins the critical Journal
ist to aid that manager with all the power of
which the Press is possessed, Good theatre*,
good actors and good plays bare no reason to
dread the Press. Integrity and talent disarm
The Boston church which Is engaged in "the
moral healing of nervous disorders" has taken
a leaf from the experience of Cnrltftian Science.
but of course it is not going to the extremes of
that belief. Man presents such a tangle, men
tally, morally and physically, that sonic of hi«
symptoms of physical disorder do not respond
to anything which comes out of a bottle. The
Boston church is not attempting to cure pneu
monia, typhoid fever or broken limbs by "moral
healing," but is merely attempting to reach tbe
disordered Imagination in those diseases ;,,
which Imagination powerfully contributes.
There it Is in line with the bent experience of
medical practice, for every physician recognize*
that In most ailments pills nnd potions have
their limits, nnd some Hort of impression not
chemical must be made upon the patient. The
Latin prescription Itself used almost to be a
■ suggestion" of a power over life and death.
The more word "auto-suggeHtloQ," of which
we be;ir much in connection with tbe Boston
movement, and which is by no means new to
medicine, should be almost a cure In itself, it
makes a wellnigfa Irresistible appeal to the im
agination, and that is often all that is needed In
the treatment of "nervous diseases.',' Every
body recognizes that it Is akin to hypnotism,
and hypnotism is a miracle worker «,f renown;
it is the modern black art. a strange, weird,
wonderful something to which even the feeblest
Imagination makes an Instantaneous response,
But hypnotism popularly has ,-i certain disre
pute; it is too often offered only as an excuse
for a crime. ''Suggestion" is a reputable cousin
of hypnotism, and "auto-suggestion" is by far
the most Imposing and high class member of tJic
whole family. Besides, everybody suffering
from a nervous disorder "without lesions." one
which will respond to moral healing, will rec
ognize Instantly th« value of "auto-suggestion"
as a remedy, for auto-suggestion is only a po
lite and extremely considerate and imposingly
scientific way of saying to the sufferer: "Bra< %
"up ami be a man: don't talk about, your trou
•hies: don't give way to your weaknesses, but
'■fjsbt against them."'
If any one should r iv»- to a patient requiring
moral bealiog this old fashioned advice.be would
meet do response. lie would bo accused of lack
of sympathy, of suspecting thai the ailment
was purely Imaginary. Ho would bo told by tn
patient that it was tbe "same old advice," and
that he had beard it until be was tired of it.
But let the cheerful healer say: "Try auto
"surestion. Suggest to yiiurr-eir. 'I shall brace
"'up and be •' wan; l shrill not talk about .tiy
"troubles; 1 shrill not pivn «r:iy to my weak
"'nesses, but shall fight against them. '"and the
novelty of the idea nnd the wonder that bang*
about the word auto-suggestion, with its kin
ship to the diabolic liyi;tiotisiu, bring the
blood of health into tlie wan cheek of self-cen
tred despair. The lack of novelty under the
sun is partly compensated for by new words to
'describe the old thing*. "Brace up and bo of
good cheer" was probably said to the first man
who pined; pined and opined about hiin^it.
As a "moral cure" it had become a callous im
perttuence. The word "auto-suggestion" gave it
a new validity. A man may advise auto-sug
gestion, with a heart brimming with sympathy
and the milk of human kindness. It is brutal
to say to the neurasthenic: "You InTagine your
self worse than you are." but it is kind and
sometime* curative to say to him: Musi im
a^inoyounself well and Nee bow you'll enjoy it."
■ We do not wi»h in the least to belittle the
work the Boston church is doing. We believe
11 Is a good work and done with a proper kindly
sympathy for human weakness, especially the
human weakness for new words for old things.
There Is inevitably a lot of aulo-sujrgeetion In
the s.-lf-coiiudt nee is an Instance of It—
and ;li" poor nenrous wrecks, for the multitude*
of whom this ;!>."• has erected an altar to the
unknown god of Health, propitiated by sacri
fices of breakfast rood and the like, merely
have :,'ot their auto-suggestion turned in the
wrong direction. To help twist it back is a
gnat charltj-. and that I* what (he Boston
church is doing. But for nil its worthy char
acter, we see do reason why we. should not look
a lons, imposing and fnlriy novel word squarely
In the eye nnd greet its content as simple, and
The Hon. Champ Clark told an audlenc« in
York. Fenn.. the other day that the Dingley
Tariff law was invalid because it was pained by
a Congress one body of which adjourned for
more than two days without the consent of the
other. We hope that Mr. Clark will not press
home this important discover?. If he does there
will not be money enough left In the Treasury
to pay Senators and Representatives their n«»w
$7,500 salaries.
a mentor of .janitors advises ih^m to this
eftVot . "Don't ridicule tenants who are not
up t.. .in t «= Lead them Into the light." G«ntly!
<;pntly: Humanity has been in the darkness
so long that it cannot stand a mi-ouk light too
suddenly. Every janitor is a reformer, and he
enjoys the inestimable advantage of proximity
in ihe remaking .>f mankind. The moat un
compromising cannot escape heUm -lc.l into the
tlKhf by him. Conversely, every professional
reformer t« ;i Janitor. H*> kecj.s the doorway
of the fuuim. Up Is delighted to show you
apartments In ideality. All we ask <>f these two
keepers of thi- doors of reality h.ii.l of ideality
is that they 8hal! not n.ii- il*^ us. but lon-i in
gently Into the light.
As "farmers and business men of Washington
County wo unanimously favor autnorlzlnc the
board of control t<> manufacture farm machinery
at the -tatr prison, to that the agricultural Inter
ests of tlie state may obtain «he benefit of lower
lull's for farm machinery-
Farmers of Minnesota resolved to that effect
at Stillvrater In order to beat the trusts. The
Ideal condition, we suppose, will he whin the
trusts themselves are put in prison nt hard
labor turning out their own products!
Th< guggestlon of the Riverside iCal.) cham
ber of Commerce th;it b natlonnl Orange Day
be established, when every patriotic American.
man, woman and child, shall :• onanges
for the. jronri of California's great crop, recalls
the plan propounded In the Southwest ;t year
or sn acn that ever)' man should wear shirts
with tails an Inch longer (■> help the South''
great Maple. Of course, there are many oth«r
articles produced In thla country whose price
might be raised it' men would only use more
of them. But It would be making patriotism a
I '-nt national on barransment
The < iklahomu ( Constitutional Convention oo»'m«t
to want i" 'iraiv an Instrument bristling with
proposition); with which a legislature should
propi rly deal A state's organic law should be
free from undue and bur-
Brevity, lucidity an'l
• • the qualities which wear
best h: :i !;■ f government
A curious Hurt chA'acterlßttc feature of minlrit In
the i >r?k poidrieid. Siberia, la the way the ground
Is prospected and opened up by peasant ■trlbu
tor«." I'err.ilpsion .-i readily Krunted to sink shafts
wherever they like, subject to the conditions thai
th"v can ico down only .m f:»r aa water level usual
ly about f lxty feet— and that nil '!\« quartz ••xtr.irtr.l
„,„,[ b<- treated it the mill of tho ground landlord
and all jjold extracted sold to him at a rate pre
viotisly decided upon, leaving a fair profit for th«
peasMnt and an extra »:».»! one for the landlord.
Ther.- la no philanthropy about the tranaactlon and
the peasant is In no way bound to accept the terms.
No charge whatever I -i made for the use of the mill.
Th* field in ttius practically developed for nothing—
rich ierfs which would probal '•■ remain undiscov
ered are opened up by the •tributors.*' who fre
<iuo'itly make fortunes out of rich striken The
mine owner Is thus continually In touch with ;ill
thut Is gfilns; (;ji nnd duly records th«; results of
the operations for his own benefit
Mrs. Bacon — I see s"iue harps hay« been discov
ered iii Egyptian torn the stiiriKß "f which In
ceveral Instances were Intact and Rave forth must
cal sounds after an . ■ ■:,(■! silence of 3.i ■" years.
Mr Bacon -I wist; w>> could Induce our neighbors
to' Mtart ,v. experiment of that kind with their
phonograph.— Vonkera Statesman.
A machine which records votes automatically ha*
hcen Invented by a young Italian named Signor
Hoggiiino. In shape the fpsephograph/' a.-« It la
railed. is like an automatic machine with various
.•lots, Into one of which i ■•• v ■■• r slips his disk.
Th.» disk, which Is cast In copper, passes through
the machine, marks th* number on the noisier of
vot.-* and U ejected at 'he foot of the machine,
ready to be handed to the next voter within the
,;.„. c of one second. Blgnor lioggiAno says the
machine proved ■ preat success at the Milan ex
hibition, an with it ihe election! for the Reichstag
could i>- effected within a couple of hours.
"1 thought." said the visitor. I'd drop In and tell
you what your halt restorer did for a friend of
mine. When lie Started using your elixir there were
only a few I. airs 011 his Head, but now It's com
pletely covered."
"Indeed?'> exclaimed the . atenl m-<lldne nun.
••Y«-n by Mx fiet of earth."- The Catholic
Standard ami Times.
Tlir^') thousand st«el croastlea have been Installsa
on the main Him of the Pennsylvania Railroad b».
fwrfn Ptttsburg 'i"<l Altoona, While cultivatlnk
tii.*^ to make certain • steady supply of tlmbei,
th'- company has determined to tunke a tborougn
test to discover with scientific accuracy how well
metal ties are adapted for practical use. The ex
inrlii.' Is b^ltig ma le on a stretch of roml where
trafllo la hTivy. Every year the demand for r.ii!
road ties Increase* an-l the dr. !n on th« country's
for«>Mt resource* In becoming iuor<> and more ii'
parent The Pennsylvania has begun tree culti
vation on ■ large scale. co-operating with th*
forestry department of th«» national and state rov
rrmuent! More than a million irees have already
been planted In the. nursery at Hollldaysburg are
some QO.OUQ, which will be transplanted this y«ar.
In the vicinity of Altoona ■ trnrt of 14.000 acres l«
available for the planting anil preservation of trees.
So far. the uoe of Steel tics has not gone beyond
the. experimental stage. The "■.•"• ties on the Pitts
bur»r division are 1 shaped. four Inches across At
th.- top. eight in. l — Derosa at th- bottom, and fly«»
Inches high. Tlm rails are fastened to them by
steel dtps. A differeoi kind of metal track Is
being tried on th» Philadelphia division. War
Pomeroy, Perm. For a stretch of one mile there
the rails are laid on longitudinal steel girder*, set
Jeeply In rock ballast and bound together, across
:he track, by cast Iron "chairs."
"They say that when an ostrich Is surprised he
hides Ills head in the sand." urpnsea tie
"I wish to thunder he'd everlastingly hide his
tall there." observed the man who had just settled
a blood curdling millinery bill Boston Transcript.
Th.> state forester of Connecticut notes that two
years ago the state purchased v tract of land In
the town of Union. It ■■■*< y, ~:, an i -i.-. and now
ias been planted In white putt Medllaga at a cost
of |B CO an acre, it '.h •titunated that In forty or
fifty yarv tlil;i will ri turn a net result of .'> pi r
cent compound Interest The forester Intends to
!'av»> at least one thousand acre* •■: forest reserve
In each county.
"That's a remarkably clever excuse, Hem " said
hla wife-. "And I lik»> it— like It hett. than any
you have »ver given me."
"What do you moan? asked Henry.
"I mean th*u some you have given in Uu>.-« ton •
t>y have seemed so plausible that you worked tiiem
>iiu'nln and again. T:.!>- new one la so Impo^alhie i
don'i think you'll have th»> nerve to give ii m<>r«
than once.— .Milwaukee Journal.
gomewh«t« i. desolate, windswept «p;ice,'
In Shadow lund, In Has Been land
Two'ghostlv shapes mot f.--<-«» to fa C ,
Aid !■!.'■ • .i,i.
"Who inn; .•.i ■>!•' ', the V.rrl oi'.v wkil
!',.• quebtton lm:dlv y^llini,'.
"Free SUve,: ■:" thy* the sji.r,..- repl •
"And you?" "I'm Stmp)in«d Spelling:" •
-Chicago Trlbuns.
About Teople and Social Incidents.
[Fi ■ : ■■■■ Trib-ir.* Bpre«u. j
Washington, Feb. 11. -Th.- President held several
Important . rcr.-e. to-day, la addition to iran»
acting his- mmal amount of routine work and re
eelving the every-day throng of so. ial visitors. In
the afternoon he listened to argunvmt* ineeentid
by Pan! D. Crayath. in behalf of the M'-Arrhnr-
GlUespl^ combination of contractors, who wish to
build the Panama Canal. Secretaries Root and
Taft and ('nairman Shouts <>( the ("anal Commls
9ion were pre—nt^at this naming After tb« canal
conference the President ;>nd Se<*r*>ti*ry Root were
in conference for an hour with Mayor Schmitz and
the members of the San Franokseo School Hoard
Jam*** U. Op.rflelii. who Is noon to became Secre
tary of th» Interior; r;iffor<i Ptncl ot, chief forester
of til- Forestry Bureau, and nspressntatrres Ste»»n
erson and (irnnnu had an. hour's talk with th«
President to-day over certain provision* of tbe
public land laws.
Representatives Lao*} and Martin came at an
other hour to di«cus» another feature of the same
The President's ranera to-day Included Senator*
Beveridge, Crane. La Foll«tt«. Dolliver. Bulkeley
and Carter. Representative* Sulloway. Robert".
Alexander and Rodenburg, iv X. Thompson. ratted
States Ambassador to Mexico, and Captain Seth
Bullock. I'nited State* Marsbal of Pouts) Dakota.
I Prom Tho Trlbun* Bur»*u.l
Washington, Feb. 11— At the German Kmbwwy
to-nlfiht. from 10 to 11 o'clock, the Amns«sador
and Baroness yon Btemburg received several hun
dred guests. The baron and baroness were uaas
ststed. The latter wore a ri'-h sjown of yellow
satin, wltli a diamond necklace and tiara. Ameri
can Beauty roses and white lilacs filled the ■ a«i'>»
In drawing room* and halls. while in the dining
room white izaleaa ncr» used upon the table with
the heavy t?old table service Members of th« dip
lomatic corpe, of the Cabinet. Supreme *'<<:r- and
Senators ami Representatives mingled with resi
dent non official society in paying their respect*.
Ff '1 Th* TV!h •:;■•• aUTMM }
Washington, FVb 11.— Tie Hon. Maud Pauncefot*.
who la -till the guest i>t Urn Richard H. Town
iiend, was entertained at dinner to-alghi by Captain
and Mrs. Richardson mover. Invited to saeet h«r
were Representative and Mrs. Xlciiolas I»ngworth.
Representative and Mrs. J. Van Vechten Olceti
Mr« Towns«>nd. Count and Countesß HatslhWt, of
Germany; the naval attacks and Mrs. F. st C*.
Ryan nnd E. V. Sturdy, of the British Embassy
staff; Colonel Bromwell. Major and Mrs. SleCawtey
and Canon and Mrs. Clover, of New York.
Senator and Mrs. Depew entertained at dinner to
nlghl Secretary and Mrs. Straus, Justice and Mrs.
Brewer. Justice and Mrs. Holmes. Senator and Mrs,
i*ullom. Senator and Mrs. Burrows, Senator Clay,
Senator and Mrc. Scott, Senator DQUnghaan. Sen
ator and Mrs. Hopkins. Representative and Mm.
Sherman, Representative and Mrs. Dwight. Mm
A. C. Barney and Miss Sherrlll.
General Aneoa Mills entertained the Ambassador
from Mexico at dinner to-n!nht. Invitlnsr lo m«et
him Dr. Edward Everett Hale. Charles i> Wa'.cott
and h number of men.
Many took advantage of th- Invitation of Mr.
and Mrs Herbert Wadsworth this afternoon *•
hear Miss Winifred Holt, secretary of the New
York Association for the Blind. Kive an Illustrated
lecture on what has been done for and by the
Mind In New York.
Mrs M. Ort m Wilson gave a UrK« dinner tanas
a her house in East *«th street last night for her
son. M. Orm* Wilson. Jr. The party at dinner com
Mr. Carnegie Favors It in All Inter
national Disputes.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Your editorial of the Oth upon 'The New
Internationalism" docs •*-■»». a* you suggfst.
tteful and ungracious?' and It will se.-:n
to many Quite uncalled for.
' That two of the subjects suggested by the 21«>
members of Parliament are probably to be con
sidered by the coming Hague conference is not
to the discredit of the parliamentarians. Their
approval of these subjects was timely and will
not be without Its effect. The greatest Issue U
that of arbitration for the settlement of Inter
national disputes, which you say "in boom cases
Is doubtless commendable," but that It is de
sirable In all cases you are certainly not pre
pared to concede. This Is the first time I ever
heard it doubted that peaceful settlement of an
International dispute was not desirable. What
hns been regretted is that In some cases It has
not been possible You say "there are matters
which no self-respecting nation can or should
submit to alien arbitration."
Now. they certainly can submit nil questions.
Chill and Arjtentlna have agreed to do 90. and
are erecting a statue, to the "Prince of Peace*
upon the highest peak of the Andes to com
memorate this victory of peace. Denmark and
the Netherlands have, I read, done the same.
Norway and Sweden hay*. except that. th*> far
mer having only recently obtained a separate ex
istence. It is stipulated that questions affecting
integrity or vital interests nhall not be con
!«i<l<'r»d. but whether such Issues are involved in
any question the Hague Tribunal is to decide.
No objection can be taken to this form. A great
step forward Is gained by general treaties of
arbitration even should this class of questions
be debarred. They seldom arise. You say that
"when ■ nation is absolutely convinced of the.
righteousness of Its contention* in a matter in
volving Its Integrity or honor It seems an im
pertinence to ask It to submit its dispute." etc.
Now. have there been many wars In which both
parties were not convinced of the "righteousness
of their contention*"? The Crimean "War. for in
stance. In that case. Lord Salisbury stated
Britain had backed the wrong horse. In the War
of American Independence Britain whs certain
she was right. To-day she sees she was wrong.
Both France and Germany claimed they were
right. Your position is that nations should sit
as Judges in their own cases. Nations are but
aggregations of men. Yet you. Mr. Editor, ax«»
not allowed to judge of your own cause, either
"your Integrity" or your honor. Indivtdually
you are an arbltrationlst. and submit your cause
and what you may call "your honor" to a
tribunal, while nationally you remain a bar
barian, refusing to submit differences to the de
cision of disinterested parties. By the laws of
your country you are "dishonored" if you at
tempt to take the settlement of your disputes
into your own hands. You are quite willing, to
submit your "own honor." but not your coun
try's honor, to a tribunal. This seems incon
The two branches of our race have settled
by arbitration every dispute that has arisen fur
almost a hundred years, with every prospect of
enduring continuance of arbitration. Almost
every possible kind of dispute has arisen, even
that of territorial domain, which has caused
■Mat of the wars between nations. These read
ily became questions* of 'honor" and "integrity
of domain. The prestlare which must ever at
tach to The Tribune was earned by a jcrettt
editor who stood for th« abolition of slavery,
the owning of. man by man. »iV« of the two chief
curses which disgraced «m civilization^ The
other ivißHlnt- war Would thai Th* Tribune
of to-day, with all It.s p»W«V and praiilKe, whs
found in the van uf the ho.-tts which ire now <U
lemilnMl to exert thr-m. selves to the utmost to
i.'^n'ijiii the "killing of :::.in by man" war
Rcs(>e.'tfiSlly yours,
VXDHKXV 1 *A!SXFi : I \\.
• 'iiui .•• < (■' ■ ni! !>:•>. i,;. i: ;l . Kelt. S. 1::»7
[It Is. on* thing to nay.. as we «ald. that we are
not -prepared to concede the desirability of ar
prlsed .".bout sixty in* people. Mrs. R. Futtaa
<:»Mtii!K. Mr«. Whitney Warren and Mrs. W. Watts
Sherman also had dinners in connection with th*
fiaare, to which they afterwards took on their
guests. f'h'fr.ix Ingrahsm led the cotillon, dancing
with th» hostess. Tbe favors included silver trin
ket?, sachet muffs of different colored satin, pjn
f,irt:i->ns. flower c;->rf«iiKe bouquets and boutonnl«ree.
After the cotillon a seated supper was served at
small tables in the dining room and hall.
Mrs. Robert M. Olyphant »v» a luncheon yea*
terday for her daughter. Miss Anna V. Olyphaot.
at her house in East 521 street. The guests, num
bering twenty-four and all debutantes of the sea
son. were later entertained by Miss Lena Dutbie»
irha sang Sf otch songs in Highland costume.
Mm. .Joseph H. Caeata srav- a small luncheon
yesterday at V «r hesBBB In East «3d street for Mrs,
Whttehiw Reid.
Mrs. Stuy vf sart Pisa will giv- a vaudeville •ntet*
talnment this evening at her house in East TBtk
Mr« C?e<trg«> r..»»*. of No. 3ST Firth avenue, has
atTiio;irri»d th» en sea cement of her daughter. Miss
Augusta Bliss, to William wtlits Reese, son nt
Mr. ii •) Mrs. William Heavy Reese, of New Ham
burs. X. V Mr. Re« *+ is a member of the union
and several other ch>bex and was graduated from
i\i. iinli.i In "SO.
Mrs. Henri I. B^ri.«y and Miss Rita Barbey. whe
have been stayina: at the St. Regis, will sail to-day
for Europ»- They will remain abroad all summer,
occupying their ilia on l<ake Geneva. Mrs. Bar
bey's son and dj>ughter-in-taw. Mr and Mrs. Pierre
I-orillard B»rh»y. who were inrri»Kl last weak, are
now In the South, and on their return will go to
Tuxedo, where they will remain^ until June, when
the] will also "-•:: for Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vati'l»vWit. ST., ar<» booked
to sail for Europe to-day, as are also Mr. and Mrs.
Casliishr is Rliim Moore. Miss dace Moor» and
Bradley Martin, jr.
Miss Marcuerlte t«o»w. riaunr-.t^r of Mr. and Mr*.
Edward \'. i»-w. win have he* sister Mrs. Howard
v Brokaw. as her matron of honor on it* occasion
of her marrlaßf* to Robert Cutting U*r»n.-« ,m
April 11. Jam».i Lawrence will itct as his brorh«r's
b«st man.
[ Bj* T»l»rrapl> ' A Th* Trit«:ne ]
Tuxedo Park. X V . Feb. II Mar.v of MM ft*
tager« are entertaining hou«» psrtles ov»r Lincoln's
Mr. and Mrs. Lsiwiewee WaterhTsry. who >** •*
the Waldo cottaße. have a boos* fall of quests for
the winter sports and the raco,t:*t matrh^s.
Mr. and Mrs. Atnory S. •«" i r,rt will give a lunch
eon To-day, followed ■■ dinner and brtdg* whist to
Other cottagers was have hsuss paitlea and din
ners are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mortimer, who hara
opened their small villa; Mr and Mrs. 11. H. Rog
ers. Jr.. Miss Newbold. Mr «nd Mrs. Grenvi!!«
Kan<* and Mrs. H. P. 1.0.. mi5.
Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop M---Kt:n er.t<»i tain»d a
jiarty of twenty-two at the club; followed by brtfisa
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Redmond opened their villa
yesterday for the holiday.
Other arrivals to-day wern J. Gordon Douglas. B.
S. Prentice. Henry G. Gray. David Wagstaff.
Plillip O. Mills. George H. Hull. Jr.. Clsxeace H.
Mackay. Se>mour Johnson. John G. Xeea P.
Lerlllard. Henry Hooker. Osorga C. Clark, jr.. Miss
PMlowes, Miss A. Kountze. Mr. and Mrs Chart*"*
B. Van Nnetrand and Mr and Mrs. Payne Whit
bltratlon in all case* It hi quite another thine
to say. a* '■.••> did not say. though Mr. Carnejfa
appears to think we did. that peaceful Mttlement
of an internatloral dispute is not desirable. li
la not well to make a fetich of even so excellent
a thin«r a* arbitration, or to imagine that It i*
either Indispensable" or infallible. - We believe in
peaceful settlements of international disputes,
either with or without arbitration. Some can
be settled best without arbitration. Other* ro
dutre arbitration Friends of peace ne»d to dis
criminate bftwocn the genera! and comprehen
sive principle of peaceful settlement and the
particular and restricted detail of arbitration.
Tho former is always desirable. The latter some
times Is and somatTmai is not: and it certainly
would not bs desirable to establish such a sys
tem of universal arbitration as to ancouraff*
nations to Increase and multiply causes of con
troversy with their neighbors. — Ed.l
Mr. Washington's Work in South Has Pre
vented His Raising Money.
To the Kditor of The Tribune.
Sir: Rarher disturbed an.i unsettled condition*
in th» South, so far h> the race is roncreed.
have ma me feel that it Is my duty to remain
South during the at— part of th« year; thi»
I have done. I have sp*nt my time ■' '-"
Bchool and in travelling and speaking lo mixed
audiences of both races in various parrs of th*
South. 1 feel that I havi> in this way accom
plished great good, and I am quite sure, by
reason of the work of many broad and patriotic"
white and colored anas, that the relation? at
present are much more satisfactory ar.d seit'.fd;
bUt the tltli'- 1 have spent in this way has> V' 9 "
vented my getting Into the Northern and West
cm States in the way I usually d.-> for the pur
post* of getting contributions for taw work of
Tusksg-ns Institute. The result is thai we ar«
much more In need of funds for current exrensaa
than usual.
The president of one of the state universities
In the South recently said to a friend: "Say to
Professor Washington I wish he could spend the
next «i!x or eight months, and longer If possible
op«akins in th© South. He is r.weded badly h«r«
now. I f.,-1 that th« sentiment • growing bet
ter, and he knows what to say to help further
this good feeling."
Our needs «r« tn two directions: Firs;. $50
scholarships, with which to pay th« tuition of
students through school, and. second, money
with which to kscraaaa our endowment fund so
it will not be necessary to spend so much of my
time away from the. school collecting money for
its current expenses.
Any mon«y. whether In large or small sum*
sent for thane purposes will be of great hslp t»
our work and highly appreciated. Tours truly,
Tuskegee. Ala Feb. 8. 1907.
To the Editor of Th« Tribune.
Sir: I/h.roln stands on thj pedestal of the •ca
bined reverence of civilized man. high above all
historic characters. I say this, not only of th*
Lincoln that was, but of the Immortal Lincoln that
Is. Whom groat soul- throbs arc* felt throughout the
civilized world, moving it to loftier aspirations sad
grander achievements. B. T. IX
New York. Feb. H\ 1307.
Ambassador from Mexico Will Be Nicaxt
ffOLßLn Minister'! Best Man.
Washington. Feb. 11.— The marriage of !«■»
for^u. Hi.- JOcaragoaa Minl*t*r. and Miss IndU
IV!! Vedd*r Fleming, of thai city, will tak« plsoe
vi the honw of the bride's parents. Coloa«l a»4
Mrs. Robert I. Fleming, on Wednesday. February
.'7. at noon. The ceremony wilt be performed tr/
the Rev. Dr. Tsuals S. Hatnlln. rector of »•
Cl.urcb ..r The Covenant. The bride will have ta»t
l>r!i:. sjv.aiiK on.- of whom will b* Miss Brna •*•"•
.la.ia'.n-r uf tVe S-cretary of the Treasury, who*
(!:<• m nun wilt h* Seftor Don Enrique Creel. *■•
Mexican Amoa.«sarior.
Following the wedding, th» bridal coup)* •» *•
on a briuf honeymoon journey.

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