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TCnrran Els! |p^ : -; t : tfK — - ' w n ß^-i V >«:siJniAl.U-2:15-S:li-Bur le,1 c,< J « of The MpiTT WMcm-- - — — — Indcr in Advertisements. -*" **£? S tlNotSea of Summor.»..ll ? SsTSJKr.--:jj fcg^gs I -•■' a. - ■ ■ ■ - . r^,. :..i4 « SS2S « PnA UTe." N-.»i lr« .11 :• IrirtrarUnn 'I. -1 IVfit^rk Sriknte •' BDXBSDAT. rF.HTITARY VJ. MOB. TH- vir*papcr is owned and published hy Th-e Tribune Association, a Xctc York cjrpora lion; o^ce end principal place of business. Trib tir.e Building, :»'o. 15} yassau street, Scu: York; Osdcn Ziais, president; yalhanicl Tut tie, sec retary and treasurer. The address of the offi cert is the office of this newspaper. TIIF WEWB THIS UORM\G. CONGRESS.— Senate: Debate on the Aldrich currency bill brought out some committee amendments. = House: Mr. Tawney qu^s- Bsaaad th» |iwu of th» President to appoint the Inland Waterways Commission; Secretary Root ■was criticized for his action regarding passports lo Russia. FORElGN.— British peera issued an appeal for a large fund to earn' on a campaign ajrainPt Home Rule. _i Plans are being prepared for maklriir "Vladivostok a first class fortress at a cost of 56,000.000. ===== Reports are again current in Paris that Japan is peeking to obtain a loan there. ===== Nine men -were killed while thaw ing out dynamite at the Standard Explosive "Works, near Montreal. ===== Police repelled ,an attempt of women suffragists to storm the House of Commons and made forty arrest?. - Prince Eltel Frederick, the second son of Em peror William, left Paris for Berlin after a short stay: the visit is expected to have a good effect on Franco-German relation?. == The relations between Russia and Turkey have improved owing to the conciliatory spirit shown at Con stantinople, and no fears are entertained at St. Petersburg of serious trouble with Austria in the Balkans. :, . . Russia and Austria have re plied unfavorably to Sir Edward Grey's pro posal regarding the establishment of order In Macedonia. DOMESTIC. — The Interstate Commerce Com mission announced that the "nine hour law** could not be suspended except in particular cages. r- The primary elections In Ohio resulted in a sweeping victory for Secretary Tuft. = ~ Governor Hughes sent a message to the Senate at Albany demanding the removal of Otto Kelsey. State Superintendent of Insurance. ■— . Governor Hughes at Albany designated Attorney General Jackson to bring action against the American Ice Company here. = = The one hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the combustibility of anthracite coal was celebrated in TVJlkes-Barre. Perm. = A hearing began at Albany for the taking of testimony in connection with the suit brought by the United States gov ernment to dissolve the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. ===== Daniel Beach, of W'atkins. was re-elected regent by both branches of the Legislature at Albany. = Mrs. Dora McDon ald was acquitted in Chicago of the charge of murdering Webster Gu^rin. CITT. — Stocks advanced, then declined. ■ — It was reported that the Oriental Bank would be absorbed, by a Wall Street trust company. ==s Heinrich Conried resigned as director of the Metropolitan Opera Hoase. and Julio Gatti- Oasazzo was selected to fill his place. :^=-r=r The <-ourt fined three "Big Six" officers $250 each end sentenced them to jail. == The Venezuelan Consul General at this port and the secretary of legation at Washington were retired by Presi dent Castro and successors appointed. ■ Ed | v-ard M. Shepard made a plea for religious training hi public schools before a large assem blage at the City College. :== A poiicyholder was ordered to show cause for restraining the Mutual Reserve's extra premium collections. Hugh Bonner spent his first day at the head of the Fire Department planning reforms. ■ = The court refused to vacate an order for the arrest of Charles A. Stoneman. a mining broker. ... . ■ The peace pact between the Mayor and harms F. Murphy was brought about by a desire to defeat Bryan, it was said. THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day. Pair and wanner. The temperature yesterday: Highest, 41 degrees; lowest, J3. 2IILLIOXS IX AX IF. "The Washington Post" has recently been dis tinguishing itself as a political forecaster. It published last week a chart phoning at a glance jUFt how many votes will bo oast for purh can didate for President in tv«» next Republican oonvpntion — on oacb of the four ballots which ihe convention -nil) take. The strength of each aspirant on ..n suc«-e«ejv< test was given in detail by s-^tai*-*. territories and insular de ;w-drneie« Tix 1 srrusrgle for the nomination wes thus pictured four months in advance with photographic *»xactitud»'. As a demonstration of Ihe art of reading the future the tabulation ■sac irreproEchabiv complete and convincing. Thong]) it may not liave appreciably dampened the ar-ior of the various candidates whom it (afnasal Is certain defeat Our WfiPbington contemporary is strong, ion. k the manipulation of the political hypothesis. It <p. > hulld « towering structure on a most n;odc:t poujm taanl premise. Thus it says that .i icz?- a disastrous error to abandon the so ca;i«*i D*!D«':Tatic sotmd money organisation of BJM for had tJ:e supporters of the palni< r lir'*kti«" Jlck«-t in thai year held together they would now be pudisssinam in the national field. According to '■'!;,<■ Post's" cautious and sclen Hfic '\«i!cn!->rlons there wore two million Palmer .'•wciier men En 1(06 «nd hud the organization ~**ljt .1 nisa and iinj»ror»Hl its many fpnortoni tl€3 «o ect as a obefk on radicalism "by this "rirae '.', would have numbered not less than four "million voters." Kith one-third of the average poftnSar vote cast a? l'i.-<ideiniji H«K-tion<. "The Post" nrjpi«»s, T!.. l^almer-Bnckßerltes could •■«> r- i>«i:;ly tl:ro«,v the <-!i«»i,H- of a President into the ■ante of Itoi»r«'stnt:it!v-s. cm if ;!.»•> could not ♦rfect a. nominee <>:' their «.wu. Tils adrrepting deduction - sm v. - 'iat - art lif <!ons a* the historic imagination with the aid cf a f««r Innocent looking "iff." The :;i«i}ua:ri : i'r»- Ft**;- canvassing boards. reported the *nt«l rose ,;.--■ f. •- F'::!m»*r v"d Biifknf-r !a !8M f- YiHSri'.. •TiiT- P:-«t" * "1 -i- «J:e 1. ► ■ •.• p ifjEf IH-;'.r«v.i " 11 <i;>\r;;>o*n!!:jj !■ L.I ::..d lift samj nwc! It a m'.iilcn by asrfaaj that as .. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12. 1908. choice or evils "hundreds of thousands" of tinier BuckiKTites voted for .McKinley and "tens of thousands" voted for Bryan. Yet on the same principle, that of the average mans reluctance to throw his vote away on third party candidates, only about 270.000 of ' the -4.000.01t0 Palmer-Bucknerih's now on 'The Post's" rolls would CSS* their votes this year for a tcrtium quid nominee. As a matter of fact, third parties do not ap peal to the practical political instincts of the American voter. Our history shows that when a third party arises it must prove quickly us ability to grow and to displace some existing organization, or it disintegrates and disbands. The Populist party in MS cast J.(MI.4.iT votes, but It could not hold its own and soon prac tically disappeared. The Palmer-Buckner party if it had had any genuine vitality would have captured Ike Democratic organization by l.«*>. ; Instead, it fizzled out and vanished from the scene The Republican and Democratic parties will continue to attract the great mass of the voters until one or the other of them yields to a mi IHI I of genuine staying powers. 1 here is no room in our system for ■ permanent third party holding and using a balance of power. THE IXWRAXCE SUPERJXTESDEyT, The Tribune felt last year that Governor Hughes was justified in asking for Superin tendent Kelseys retirement from office. Mr. Kelsey's administration evinced no such mas tery of the situation and no such capacity to reorganize the department and to develop within it an efficient system, as the occasion called for, if. indeed, it did not show contentment with what had already been tried and condemned. His friends in the Senate felt that Mr. Kelsey had not had at that time, in his few months of service. sufficient /opportunity to acquire the decree of familiarity with insurance supervision requisite to the amunUjllSllSSf of the reforms which might later be expected from him. Per sonal sympathy with the Superintendent in the obvious difficulties of his position contributed more than anyth'ng else to the determination of the Senate to give him another chance. Be has now had his other chance. A year has gone by in which he might have profited by the results* of the Armstrong investigation and by last winters criticism, but unfortunately the evidence multiplies that he has failed to reor ganize his department and to improve its effi ciency. Nothing has developed that reflects in any way upon Mr. Kelsey'R character for pro bity, but he is lamentably out of harmony with the de-sire, now as wide as the nation, for gov ernment supervision that really super Un der Mr. Kelsey the policy of the department has been too much like the policy of various state commissions before the general conscience be came aroused — supervision in name only. To such an extent has this been true that the pub lic has had to depend for its knowledge of abuses by a speculative group in control of one New York insurance company upon the labors of. the Colorado Superintendent of Insurance, although the charges regarding them were early brought to the attention of the New York department. If government regulation is to be a success it will have to be approached in a spirit far differ ent from this. As Governor Hughes 's adminis tration is committed to this policy, and as je has carried it out by creating the new public service missions and by reorganizing the state Banking Department, and us he has in these reforms the hearty support of the people, he is right in asking for the opportunity to com plete his work by putting the Insurance De partment also into an efficient condition. .< AVISO HIS PARTY .4GI/V. If Mayor M<"C)ellan's sense of duty to hi* party were a little less strong the city mighr enjoy a uniform exhibition of the good inten tions that have characterized the greater part of his administration. The Democratic party, noweyer. rests heavy upon his conscience, and snee a year, when primaries are about due. he f«-els that some unusual exertions on his part are MBOBSSarj tor its salvation. Two years ago be made an heroic effort to save it from Hearst and Murphy, and accordingly he pat B number f persons with primary tights on their hands upon the city payroll. Last year he wrought nobly and valiantly to save the city from Hearst, and now he feels that he and Murphy stand between the Democracy and Bryanlßin. In such seasons as these we may naturally look to see almost any one appointed to <;fiice who has the good fortune to live on the same block with the Tammany boss or to belong to the boss's dls trict ciub, and the Mayor must feel the comfort ing sense of duty well performed and the reas surance of an approving conscience as he reads m the newspapers Mr. Murphy's expression of satisfaction over the appointujents. It seems certain that if it were not for his extraordinary sense of obligation to save the Democracy the Mayor would not again under take tbe thankies- task after his past experi ences. He can hardly recall with any satisfac tion bis alliance with Mr. Sullivau in liKXi to save the party from Murphy and Hearst. It was <-ondeßcending ;i long w - ay, however good the cause, and when it ended in Mr. Sullivan's deserting him with unconscionable alacrity In favor of the winner it left him a rather sorry figure. His efforts m;d hta sacrifices to save the party profited do one but he alert turncoat whom be accepted as his ally. When his heart warms with pleasure at Mr. Murphy'B hearty adherence to bis plans for a united party to save the Democracy from Bryan he should re member that the boss belongs to the SUM school of statesmanship as Mr. Sullivan. T'ntil the Mayor learns this all over again from ex perience the dry may t>o prepared for the worst. THE OITLOOK IS PORTUGAL. "Ajnunith to Amuratb succeeds." The new government at Lisbon seems to be as repressive and censorious as was the old. Admiral For reira ina> be technically a more "constitutional" Prime Minister than was Mr. Franco, but the world cannot penvive that he is less arbitrary and dlcvf;oria!. it bopes that he will prove a» honest and as effective an opponent of •■orrup tion. Meantime so- calied "republican" plots and attempts at revolution continue. It cannot be said that they greatly appeal to democratic sympathies in America or elsewhere, it might be pleasing to see Portugal become a republic if the change were to l>e properly effected. But the present agitators do uot go about It in the right way. There is to be a general election on April 5 for a new chamber of deputies. There a ill then i*> aii opportunity for .■■ majority of the electors, if they favor a republic, to choose deputies '.f jbf republican faith. If a majority are not in favor of a republic we cannot pee aby 8 minority should try to farce it upon them. I. is true that the qualifications required make the Portuguese suffrage not quite uni versal. The lav, gives the ballot, we believe, to nil men* twenty-one years old who can read and write or who pay taxes to the amount of ">'> neata or more a year. As only about a quarter of the whole people can read and write, the educational requirement probably disfranchises many, though, considering now the treasury has been i«M,i«ti and how tremendously the people are iteiu^ taxed In consequence; we should won doc If there were ninny adults who escaped pay ing as much as half a iiiilivis in taxes a year. With .ill due allowance, for Ibe dlsfrauchlse in»-iit of some and for ■ pertain amount of gov ernment manipulation at the polls, it aeaaa to ::.-< that if any considerable proportion of intel ligent people in Portugal really wanted a eon stitatloiwl rejiiibl!'- instead of the monarchy \..- •■>•!!'! ik*mwtietrate thai fad a* the geuarai iic--:l<jcs .1, « "-iiili. I manned If they do net tip '■■' in entel -lout)! srhKhet anything HIM a mnjorlty of the Portuguese want a republic and sm m quite certain that If they do not ■mat it il should not be forced upon them. XAVAL CONSTRVCTIOX. - The disinclination of the House Committee on Naval Affairs to authorize the construction of more than two of the four new '.battleships recommended suggests some falling off in America's rank as a naval power If such a policy shall permanently prevail. Last year this country launched by far less naval tonnage than any other important maritime power. It and Germany were the only two of the seven irrent naval powers which launched no new battleships in 1907. This country launched in all live naval vessels, aggregating 11,590 tons, while Germany launched seventeen, aggregat ing 14,800 tons. Great Britain's output was three battleships and thirty others, in all 133.405 tons'; France's one battleship and sixteen others, of 33.594 tons; Italy's one battleship and eleven others, of 25,154 tons; Russia's one battleship and sixteen others, of 35,317 tons, and Japan's one battleship and nine others, of 57,200 tons. It is happily not necessary for this country to regulate its naval strength according to that of possible adversaries with anything like the strictness which other countries have to ob serve. But every navy is of course built and maintained with an eye to possible international complications, and the very theory on which it is founded demands that its expansion shall have some relation to the naval powers of other nations as well as to the extent of coast and of commerce of the nation which builds it. .We may concede that because of her enormous pre ponderance of commerce and the unapproacbed size and wide distribution of her empire. Great Britain is logically entitled to the greatest navy in the world, which she in fart has. But whether upon the basis of population or of wealth, of territorial ana and distribution or of extent of coast, of sea-borne commerce or of reliance upon the navy rather than a huge army for national protection, we know of no land* which is so certainly entitled to have the second largest fleet as is the United States. obviously a navy should be rightly propor tioned to the possible requirements of the coun try It would be folly to build one too large, and it would be still worse folly to build one too email. There are those who hold, and not without reason, that none at all would be better than a navy which was just large enough to create a feeling of security but not large enough to justify that feeling: large enough to provoke but not to resist attack. It may be impossible to determine with mathematical accuracy just how large a navy should be. But there are cer tain obvious principles upon which the calcula tion should be based, and we should incline to accept pretty confidently the conclusion worked out by conservative and thoughtful men who have given their lives to responsible study of the subject. why* Persons conversant with the local school sys tem are doubtless puzzled by the report from Brooklyn that the high schools in that borough cannot' accommodate all the students seeking admission. It Is asserted that of those who are a.^ommodated about twenty-five hun dn-d are packed away in so-called annexes, which are in many instances little better than dilapidated outhouses. Again, many young people are forced to go great distances In order to tlud seats in the less crowded buildings. And the strangest feature of the whole situa tion is the .-illegal ion that there are no plans drawn for additional quarters and that at least three years must elapse before pupils can hf properly taken care of. These assertions call lo mind certain facts* concerning Manhattan high schools. It lias bees orticially admitted that about half of the Mate in many of these schools are unoccupied. and profound debates have been waged over the causes of this unfortunate circumstance. It has been said that the short "combination course" offered for students preparing for col lege at the high school departments connected with the municipal colleges has drawn many students away from the other schools; also. that an increasing number of youths drop out before graduation: tlnally. that the Board of Education lias been building for Ihe future. Ix-t as admit the truth of all these explana tions. They still fail to show why the board has not built for the present in Brooklyn. < Onsidering the complaints of Brooklyn prin cipals and teachers in the light of Controller lfetz'B confession that New York City, up to ■ few weeks ago. owned fifty-eight school sites of whose very existence the proper authorities were wholly ignorant we fear thar the inter ests of various persons of more than high school age have directed the real estate invest ments of the Board of Education in Brooklyn. Otherwise, how can anybody explain a huge surplusage of seats in the most densely popu lated borough tad a serious shortage across the river? is another investigation in order? The Democratic Congressional Committee ha* followed precedent in going to Missouri for a chairman. Whenever the Hon. "Jim" Grlgrgs. of Georgia, decides to take a term off at the task of electing Democratic Congresses he finds a suitable and sympathetic understudy in the Mis souri delegation. Mr. Cowherd was such a sub- Ptitute in 1904. and Mr. Uoyd will prove an equally satisfactory one in 1908. The main thine si no* to disturb the. Griygs system of eanpaigning. which has now become an en deared and venerable party habit. Mr. Griggs is a leader who has never yet lost his equanim ity in tlie face of disaster and who rises con tained and tranquil from each successive de feat. Mayor McClellan and the Hon. Charles F. Murphy seem to have imbibed the Massachu setts idea that it is an affront to the dignity of a delegate to a national convention to Instruct him as to the wishes of the voters whom he undertakes to represent. Those extreme peace lovers who condemn what they call the "fighting hymn?" of church and Sunday school collections would do well al ways to read the hymns before they denounce them. We recall one esteemed contemporary ■which Inveighed austerely against the swash buckling b'.oodthirstiness of the well known hymn beginning "The Son of God goes forth to war," pillorying it as a hideous incitement to militarism and bloodguUtlness, until one day it occurred to the writer of the diatribes to read the hymn through, when he found it to be con spicuously an exhortation to peace, patience, long Buffering, self-denial and charity— the very reverse of what his imagination, dwelling only upon the first half stanza, had pictured it. PFe really think that a child might sing at least some portions of "Onward. Christian soldiers!" without wanting to butcher a fellow mortal; and we have heard of a number of men who "were fond of quoting Paul's "I have fought a good fight!" and yet who never even Joined a militia regiment. if Oklahoma is really enacting and will en force a law requiring hotels to furnish their beds with sheets long enough to be tucked securely In at the foot, we shall not be sur prised to see a considerable migration of hotel* dwellers t<> the /new state, Even the most patient arid long suffering Manhattahese grows weary, now an.i then, of h'nding the lower hem of. the sheet crawling toward hia knees while his uncovered toes twiddle a tattoo upon the chilly footboard of the bedstead. Official :•:-■■■ show that, there was no -appreci able difference between the temperature of the lire at M.'ocneflslil, N. J., yeetci-Jny morning and that of several thousand commuters whose trains were fl»lßyed an h&ar or two by the con flagration. THE MAX D OF LIXCOLX. (By Edmund Clarence Stedman.^ Look on this cast, and know thr hand That bore a nation in its hold: From this mute witness understand What Lincoln was.— how large of mould. Tb* man who sppd the woodman's team. And deepest sunk the ploughman s snare. And pushed the lnden raft astream. Of fate before him unaware. This was th.- hnnd that knew to swing The axe- since thus would Freedom tram Her son— and made the forest ring. And drove the wedge, and tolled amain. Firm hand, that loftier office took. A conscious leader's will obeyed. And. when men sought his word and look. With steadfast might the gathering sway-a No courtier's, toying with a sword. Nor minstrel's, laid .across a lute: A chief's, uplifted to the Lord When all the kings of earth were mute. The hand of Anak. sinewed strong. The fingers that on greatness clutch. Yet, lo! the .marks their llticrf along ... Of one who strove and suffered much. For here in knotted cord and vein I trace the varying chart of years; I know the troubled heart, the strain. The weight of Atlas— and the tears. Again I see the patient brow That palm erewhile was wont to press. And now 't is furrowed deep, and now Made smooth with hope and tenderness. For something of a formless Krace Thi* moulded outline plays about. A pitying name, beyond our trace. Breathes like a spirit, in and out. The love that cart an aureole Round one who. longer to endure Called mirth to ease his ceaseleps dole. Yet kept his nobler purpose sure. Lo as I stare, the statured man. " Built up from yon large hand, appears: A type that Nature wills to plan ■ But once in all a people's years What better than this voiceless cast To tell of such a one as he Since through Ma living semblance, passed The thought that hade a race be free. THE TALK OF THE DAT. equals 1 0067 quarts), and paid an average, beer tax or 45 7 cents for each man. woman and child in' the empire. The consul says, further: -The consumption of brandies, wines, etc.. shows no gains as a result of the decreased urn of beer, but there is a noticeable increase In the consumption of all kinds of soft drinks, non-alcoholic beverages and so-called temperance drinks. These, especial ly the endless varieties of carbonated beverages, are increasing steadily in popular favor and dur ing the summer are everywhere much in demand. The statistician naively remarks that not only women and children, but also tourists, bicyclists, automobllists, etc.. are beginning to prefer such drinks to boer, and also that th« -worklngman is more and more turning to these beverages. He notea the fact that many largo industrial concerns have recently placed these beverages on sale at their canteens as an evidence of a growing demand for tho soft drink among tho laboring classes." Tourist (to Irish jarvey. to -whom h*» has Impt given a nip of whiskey.!— That's made another man of you. Pat! Jarvey— Faith. It has. jrer honor. But he's J'JSt as thirsty as the other one;— TjCtidon Opinion. "Does that promoter know anything about The mining business?" "He "tarts In as If he -were an experienced hand. T never saw- prettlpr stationery."— Washington Star. A correspondent of a IyOnrion paper, commenting on the crusade jitralnpt rats in Great Britain, says: '"The real remedy against rats is the ferret. Not tho unhealthy ferret kept by the half-starved rat catcher of the agricultural village, but the strong, healthy ferret, bred an the ground floor of a well ventilated, commodious dog kennel, and there kept on skim milk, table refuse and small birds. Bedded with clean wheat straw, the ferret is one of the sweetest of animals, and the expert goes into the kennels and cheers tiiem as though in a kennel of hounds, and they crawl about him harm lessly. The young bucks will run mites across the country with the expert. Just like little terrier*. With this healthy life they grow too big for hunt ing rats in barns or other buildings, but they can pet tie any rat in a wheat ptack if put in before the rat has made a labyrinth inslds the stack. The doe ferrets will rout the buildings, ar.d they alone should be the chief instrument in the cru sade. The rat is too cunning for guns, trap* :ind other devices." THK CAJD CAME BACK. A brave man. with the title '"Caid, " WentW ent out to meet Rals Uli. Who sent a line by post, prepaid: "i want one hundrea thou'." it said. "Mease forward to yours truly." —Philadelphia I/edger. The revocation of the act by which the order of the I-epion of Honor was to have hen conferred on Marcelle Tlnayre In recognition of her literary work because of the humorous letter on the subject which Mme. Tlnayre wrote, to the "Temps." la the subject of an article in the ' Berliner Tage blatt." in which the writer says: "Nothing else could have been expected after the storm which the women wearers of the decoration created in tha 'Eclair.' This also induced the satirical woman to say that she would, of course, be glad to wear the decoration, but only on occasions worthy of the display, and not in a streetcar, in a caf6 or on the promenade. Bu* the letter could not atone for the 'funny' one which preceded it, and the result is Mme. Tinayre ha-s given up a cross of honor for a joke." "You should not allow jour wealth to make joj proud." « "Proud!" echoed Mr. DuMin Stax. "Why, I have a force of accomplished press agents engaged In apologizing for it!"— Washington Star. The "Vosslsche Zeitung" devotes conslderabla space- in a recent issue to stories pertaining to Wu Ting-fang, who will soon represent China in this country ngain. "He was asked." according to one of the anecdotes, "by a clever young American woman who was his neighbor at a dinner why the 'nlneee made so much of the dragon. 'You know,' she said, "fhni there really Is no such creature; or possibH I am in error. Did you ever sen one?' The crafty * diplomat smiled and said: 'My dear young woman, how comes it that you mak<t to much of thf goddess of liberty? You must know that there really is no iiueh creature; or possibly lam in error Pld you ever e«« one?' " "Freet and ht» wife are living in restaurants now." "How's that." "He wants to break her of the habit of smoking." —Life. i . HARDY NEWSPAPER MEN. From The Boston Transcript. .In forty-eight years no editor has been received as a patient at the Long-view Hospital, of Cincin nati, «nd only one reporter. In that time the hos pital has treated 2.15 a housewives. 1.264 laborers. 653 domestic servant,,, oft) other servants. 306 farm era. Mi clerks, 141 carpenters, 135 merchants 135 ttilorK. 131 piintera. Uo shoemakers, S3 ctgarmak i rt-., 78 salesmen, 70 machinists, 64 cabinetmakers. 68 teamsters, 55 butchers, 52 bakers, 43 eaoaera, 4* saloonkeepers, 47 soldiers. 46 schoolteachers, 42 printer?, Xi lawyers. 30 physicians. 30 firemen and H policemen. / A ROYAL LOVER OF OPERA. From The Baltimore Sim. The Emperor of Germany maintains the opera, and in 1&07 spent nearly $1,000,000 more of Ills own income on grand opera and comic opera at the royal theatres la Berlin and WleiibaUtn than the receipts amounted to. He is. accordingly, in a position to supply Heals to deaaißeade, and Uoe» bo on a large -scale. Heiullng tickets for arm clhsh eaata to mulshed parsons of his acquaintance us also to tradesmen with whom ho has aealtase. 1H« acquaintance la worth having, as his perma nent tree lint 'numbers all st-als Ills deadhead* getting the choicest places, the nobility often tare badly. Ilia outgo for open seems liberal JVthuim be feels that he ought to reciprocate the gSßereetty of Ms salary. THE BIGGEST SCHOONER AFLOAT. I'i'/iii The Kennebec Journal. Bath will soon have the honor of sending over board the t biggest schooner afToat. It will be f!\#» six-master' now building el the Percy <£• Hm.iii yard for J. 8. Wlnslow & Co. of Portland. The ThnmaH W Law nun was th« largest Hffoat, hut her recent loss will majie the on* now building hi and at the h«ad of vmiihl« of Urn Khoontr llg. • About People and Social Incident*. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. fFrom Th« Trlhun<i Bureau. 1 Washington. Feb. 11. -The President received less than the usual number of visitor* to-day. The Cabinet claimed his time from 11 to 1 o'clock, and a few Senators and Congressmen came early "> present friends or take up matters of local inter- Those who called were Senators B-v^ri«l«*. An keny Clark and Burkett. Representatives I.on ■worth Lowden. Fairchlld and Cal<i.-r. and Commis sioner Ballinger. of the Land Office, who will re tire from office on March 4. THE CABINET. r [From TheTrlbun* Bureau.) Washington. Feb. 11.— The Secretary of State and Mrs. Root entertained a number of guesti at din ner to-night. "." Chief Justice Fuller and th« a«»ociate Justices of the Supreme Court were the guests for whom the Attorney General and Mrs. Bonaparte enter tained at dinner to-night. The party Included, be sides the Chief Justice. Associate Justice and Mrs. Ha rlan. Associate Justice and Mm Hrewer. Asso ciate Justice and Mrs. White, Associate Justice and Mrs. Holmes. Associate Justice Moody. ex-Associ ate Justice and Mrs. Brown, Governor Willson of Kentucky, the Postmaster General and Mrs. Meyer. Mrs. James R. Garfleld. Mrs. Bayard. Mrs. Stanley Matthews. Mrs. Rae. Mrs. John Phillips, of Bos ton: Richard H. Dana, of Cambridge, Mass.; Ste venson A. Williams, of Baltimore County; Judge find Mrs. Marian. Mrs. D. L. Bartlett. Miss Mill! gan. Judge Morris and Judge Sharp*, all of Rait more. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt were BBS guests for- whom the Secretary of BBS Navy and Mrs. Metra!f entertained at dinner to-night In vited to meet them were Captain and Mrs. Richard Mulligan. Rear Admiral Capps. Mr. and Mrs. I^arz Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt. Mrs. Cameron, Miss Mac Williams. Herbert Knox Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. George McNear and Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Bowles, of California, who came to Washington expressly to attend the dinner. Secretary and Mrs. Metcalf are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. McNear and Mr. and Mrs. Bowles as house guests until the last of the week, and will give a dinner In their honor to-morrow night. The Secretary of Commerce and Labor and Mrs Straus were also hosts for a dfnner party to-night, having among their guests Senator and Mrs. Car ter. Representative and Mrs. Dalzell. Representa tive and Mrs. Sereno K. Payne, Representative- Sulzer. Representative and Mrs Slayden. Repre sentative Goldfogle. Representative and Mrs. Sher man. Mrs. John B. Henderson. Captain and Mrs. Marix. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock. Mr. and Mrs. Alford Cooley. Commander and Mrs. Fetrhler. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Wolf, Dr. Stratton. Mr. Austin and Mrs. Hesa and Mrs. Schaffer. of New York, the former the niece and the latter the daughter of Secretary and Mrs. Straus. THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. [Krom T7i* Trtbur.* Bur«»u.] Washington. Feb. 11.— The Italian Ambassador ar.d Baroness Mayor dcs Planches left Washington this morning for Havana, where they will remain three weeks. Slgnor Montagna. who will serve as chargft d'affaires in the absence of the a.nbassador, has returned to the capital from Baltimore. Baroness Hengelmtiller entertained Informally at dinner to-night, complimentary to her house g^est. Mm. Hubbard. of New York. IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY. [From Th« Tribune Bureau.] Waahlrgton. Feb. IL— The Vice-President and Mrs. Fairbanks were the guests for whom Senator and Mrs. Hopkins entertained at dinner to-night. Invited to meet them were Senator and Mrs. Culloin, Senator and Mrs. Scott. Senator Perkins. Representative and Mrs. Lowden. Representative William B. McKinley. Mr. and Mrs. William F. Draper. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Noyes and Miss Mattis. Mrs. L. 7.. loiter has leased the Head estate at Manchester-by-the-Sea, Macs., for next summer, and will spend the season there, sailing for Europe in the fall. Major and Mrs. Colin Powys Campbell, the latter formerly Miss Nancy I-. C. Letter, will come to this country in March to visit Mrs. LaSMf at her Washington house. Brigadier General and Mrs. Clarence R. Edwards will accompany Governor Magoon to Havana the last of this month and will be his guests several week?. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Gaff will return from a visit of several months in Europe the last of this week, and their son-in-law and daughter. Dr. and Mrs. Can' Langhorne. who have occupied their GOVERXOR HERE TO-DAY. Two Speeches This Evening—Con ference nith Justices. Albany, Feb. 11.— Governor Hughes will leave here for New York to-morrow afternoon to speak in the evening before the Republican Club. Later he expects to make a brief stop at the Lincoln «'lub. of Brooklyn, and from there go to the Union League Club. Brooklyn, where he If to deliver his second speech. The Gov ernor expecta .to return to Albany Thursday afternoon. While in New York, the Governor expects to meet certain Supreme Court justices of the Ist District and confer with them on the neces sity for the application made to him by Attor nPy General Jackson for the appointment of an extraordinary term of the court and the designa tion of a Justice to try the action broupht to test the title of George B. McClellan to the office of Mayor of Xew York. GEORGE MEREDITH'S BIRTHDAY British Press Unites in Expressing Esteem — Congratulations from Abroad. London, Feb. 12.— The British press unites this morning In glowing tributes of affection and ad miration for the novelist George Meredith, whose eightieth birthday will be celebrated quietly to-day at his Boxhill retreat. A small deputation, headed by Anthony Hope, will present to him a beautifully bound address of. congratulation, signed by Alger non Charles Swinburne, Thomas Hardy. John Mor l»y and more than a hundred leaders in art. letters and scholarship In tbo United Kingdom. Showers of congratulations axe coming in. Includ ing Charles Eliot Norton's address, from America, and from the French Academy. Th« London morn ing newspapers contain many special articles or poems by leading writers, all of whom pay their tribute to the novelist. Mr. Meredith is enjoying good health, and there would have been something in the nature of a national or international celebration had it not been for the fact that he has a horror of pub licity and steadfastly has opposed the Idea. DANIEL BEACH RE-ELECTED REGENT Albany. Feb. -Daniel Beach, of Watklns. was elected by both houses of the Legislature to-day to succeed himself as regent of the University of the State of New York for the full term of eleven years. In Joint session to-morrow th* election will be formally completed. FUNERAL OF BISHOP WORTHINGTON. The funeral of the Right Rev. Dr. George Worth ington. Uiuhop of Nebraska, who died at Mentone, France, on January 7. was held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, at the Church of the Incarnation. Madison avenue and ."Jth street. The oflieiatlng bishops were Bishop Potter, of New York; Histiop Leonard, of Ohio; Bishop Brewster, of Connects cut. and Bishop Williams, formerly Bishop Worth ington's coadjutor, who has become Bishop of Ne braska. Ten • clergymen mid four laymen from Nebraska acted as honorary pallbearers. The burial will take place to-day at Lenox, Mass.. the birthplace of Bishop Worthtngtou. BOWDOIN ON CARNEGIE FOUNDATION. Brunswick, M*.. Feb. 11. — President Hyde an nounced at chapel to-day that lie had received * letter from President Pritchett of the Catwuf 1 Foundation, titatlng that Bowdoin College i«l» been placed an th* Caroasi* Foundation. i on.** in th'ir absence, will give a dinner far Uiess on Saturday night. NEW YORK SOCIETY. Mrs. William K. Vanderbllt. jr.. achieved A brill iant Bvt-r**a yesterday with ii»r r.r«*'°*!«i\ enter tainment for charity It took he form of ■ luncheon at Sherry'?. a special performance of • The Merry Widow" in the afternoon and a •«• . at the Plaza. While the exact amount which the Ttmamu '..--, Hospital, at Mineloa. which was th» beneficiary, will net is not known, M-«. Vand»rbllt announced, last night that her «i •- alone of the tickets, not In cluding thos/ disposed of by an agent, amounted to more than J3OOO. for some of her friends had gon-rously paid «•» and JWO for tickets. To thl» amount will be added the receipts from the lancij. »on and tea. so that It 888 1 BS seen that the affair was as much of a success financially as it wm socially. Many entertained at luncheon, l> Mt»a their own tables and special guests, others r«rr» directly to the theatre, and it was estimated that between 1.000 and 1.200 had tea at the Plaza, -wh<?r» not only the Palm Garden tea room but the mala restaurant as well was used, and tables were ay. ranged In the corridors. An Interesting feature of the theatrical performance not scheduled on the programme was the appearance between the acts of six young women from a Fifth avenue milttsery shop attired as hospital nuri»*«ii in nnlforms of Mm and white striped gingham, white aprons with fc!b» and white caps. They w*nt among: the a'idier.re soliciting contributions in tambourines, and each carried a French brocaded basket on her arm. to which the money was transferred. A consider able sum was mad* In this way. At the t*a. "Va!»» Tzigan*." a waltz by Caruso, was played for th«» first tlm«» in this country. There w»r» selection* from "The Merry Widow" and "A Waltz Dream."* and th»» programme included the barcarole Trim "Lea Come* d'Hoffmann" and th* overture of •'William Tell." which were rendered by Xahaa Franko and his orchestra. Some of those s<»«»n at th« various er."- ■ - merits were Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vand«rbil:. Jr.. Mr. and Mrs O. H. P. *»■•■- I Mm. K. R. Thomas. Mr. and ?.!--. Sydney Smith. Mr« James Speyer. Mrs. Olive- W. Bird. .'•'-<■ William Doug las 9!oar.*-. Mr». JamM A. Burden, jr.. Mr*. David Mc<~lur». Miss Katherine McClure. M: and Mr?. F. O. Beach. Mrs. Arthur Isoiln, Mr. and Mr*. Ernest Iselln. G«ri«»ral Whlttler. Frederick Town send Martin. Mr?. I»ul3 Lee Stanton. .'•'-■> F. K. Fendleton. Mrs. John R. Drex»l. Mrs. Frederick C Havemeyer. Mrs. W. Payne Thompson, "-• Ralph Pulitzer. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fist. Mrs. Philip Allen Clark. Miss Cecily Sheldon. Miss Xarali* Kr.owlton. Mrs. Pembroke Jones. Miss Sadie Jones. Moncure Robinson. Phoenix Ingraham. G. CreJghton Webb. Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay. Mrs. William Jay. Mrs. May Brady Hall. Mrs. Fdrnowl Randolph. Mrs. Frederic Nellson. Mrs. Payn«» Whitney. Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney. Sarnael "WB lets. Mrs. Hermann O»lrlchs. Leonard Jacob. ills* Nora Langhorne. Miss Ethel Cowdln. Miss Franc* Macdonald. Miss Edith Deacon, Mrs. Arthur Scott Burden. Mr. 3. Charles Steele. Mrs. J. Bordea Harriman. Miss Gwendolyn Burden. Miss Rosattsd Fish. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. V. Hoffman, Miss Marlon Stoddard. Mrs*. C. B. Alexander. Miss Harriet Alex ander. Mies Julia Hoy. M: Kate Bryce. Mrs. Garret B. Kip. Mrs. M. Oriae Wilson; Mrs. J. Stewart Barney. Mrs. Herman P. Tappe and Mr* Clark Potter Read. Nahan Franko's Lenten musicals at The I >as. will be- given on Monday mornings. March 9. in. a and 30. Among the artists who will appear will b* Mme. Nordica, Mme. Bloomfleld-Zeisler. M- Knbe- Ilk. Josef Hofmariß. Jean Gerard v and Mr. GJUbert and an orchestra of fifty und»r Mr. Franko's direc tion. Mrs. John Ellis Roosevelt will glv<» a d :^r«r 03 Saturday. February 2T. for Mr. and Mr«. Laaydon Geer, the latter a daughter of Mrs. Hirborne I* Roosevelt. Mr and Mrs. Arson Ph*»lps S;ok*s ar» Moked t<» sail for Europe on Saturday Mr nnd Mrs. Jam>i Brown Potter laC| town for th»» Virginia Hot Spr!: Mrs. Richard Stevens gave a supper, and informal musical last evening at the Colony Club is honor -' Mrs. Edmund Randolph, who sails next week for Egypt. In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Randolph. Mrs. Stevens's guests Included Mr. and Mrs. Goodhue Livingston. Mr. and Mrs. John R. DrexeL Mr. ami Mrs. Gordon Norrie. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay. Mr. anJ Mrs. James i:.- . Mr. and Mr* Howard dishing. Miss Ethel Cryder. Miss Harriot Daly. Phoenix Ingraharn. August Belmcnt. Leonard Jacob. Alfonso de Navarro and Monson Morris, nt this city, and Clarence N'ewbold. of Philadelphia. Mrs. Lathrop sang selections from "Louise." MUSIC. THE AOELE MARGL'LIEO TRIO. The trio organization captain^ by Miss Ad*l* Margullen and called by her name gave Its third and final concert of the season last evening in Mendelssohn Hall, and there was a loyal and numerous audience present. Chamber music with any claim to serious quality flourishes nowadays la this city, thanks to the fortunate co-operation be tween sound musical artists an.i wise and devoted listeners, and Miss M.i.rer.l- s and ■•■- colieague* have obtained their rightful share of this appre ciation. Their offering last evening was made up ->f comparatively unfamiliar music by Schumann Grieg and Brahma. The G minor trio of I fcaasa— i Op. 110. No. 3. and the C major trio of Brafeaw. Op. 57. were separated on the programme by xin> Grieg sonata for pianoforte and violin. Op. 43, la C minor, which Mis* Mr.-. ■■ and Mr. LJ .■*- beri? played, they being companioned in the trios by Mr. Leo Schulz, violoncello. It was the Grieg sonata that proclaimed most clearly a unity of spirit and eceon:p!ls!im<ent be tween Its performers. The lovely second movement, with Its opening passage for pianoforte alone, was performed with uncommon beauty of tone and phrasing, and the whole composition was presented in th<* cool, clear light in wljVh its Norweglas originator may well have conceived R. The three Instruments blended in the Schumann trio wtt!» rather too frequent a reluctance: there wer* time* when the pianoforte seemed overbearirsr (Jesuits Schumann's own Insistence on Its leaderabip la t!s concerted music), and when the violin tone ws» weak. But there was much to enjoy her* a* In ■* rest of the evening's doings, and the attdlen-« was both sympathetic and demonstrative. DINNER FOR THOMAS A. EDISON. Th« heads of the departments la th* E<iJ Laboratory «t West Orange gave a -!:.--n«r '" Thomas A. Edison tn th© Krager A. 1 .'"" 3 Newark last night, in honor of the venter's slity flrst birthday anniversary. Moving pictures sad * musical programme took tins plac» oi the ~" A sp-eches. There were forty persons at the dinner, which wm Informal. Mr. Edison, who is said ta receive a salary of COO.OOO a year, was asked tfw it felt to have a COO.OOO birthday, a." 1 t<}^J|: could spend the money. He smiled and answer©* that he guessed he could spend it in making users experiments. . CHURCH CLUB TO HAVE ANNIVERSARY. The Church Club, of New Tor'«. of whicn r>ea?« V«r Amrlnge. of Columbia University. Is presides ♦ will celebrate to-nlgat at r>lmonico» the .twentieth anniversary of its organisation. The ■::.;!> w*s es tablished to extend the traditions and doctrine or the Episcopal Church. »nd provide a library «<* meeting room for churchmen in •■-.- .-.-.--.v Arson* the speakers will be Bishop Potter. Coadjutor Btshcp Oreer. the !:-v I" W. L. Bobbins, dean of »• Theological Seminary the Rev. Vt. Lubeck eae Francis A. Lewis. DINNER FOR JUDGE FAWCETT. The Invincible Club, a Republican organisation of Brooklyn, gave a dinner last night for Count? Judge Lew in 1. Fawcett. a former president o th« club. There w*re no formal speeches, but sev eral of the 01 members present told the JtJi.se <« his good qualities and he reciprocated in *!»* State Chairman Woodruff was unable to °* - pr»-»win. FORT LEE PARK ASSURED. Washington. Feb. 11.— The Senate t»-<iay au j^ lied th* acceptance as a military reservation C t and a quarter res of lan. l located on the Fa^ sude*. opposite New York City, known as Fort Le» and us<od by the Continental army. T>.^ tract w» as a tided M other land in the vicinity of the "^ sades. And be used as a park.