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THrRSPAY. MAY 28, IMS.
• Tkit rnrtpap+r i* oimtd and r>vhli*h*d by
-„ --„ A*»r^rictv;n. a Sew York corpora
tion; pfbe wmt ftimt p of lu-fm'". Tnb
vta Building. .Vo. 15i Xatevu ••'■ '-'. v.-v York;
Osden Hill*. president ; Nathaniel Tvttle. *ec
rrtary and tr?a*ur'r. like addr*** of the offu
cere is th-e otfce of thin nrxrt paper.
THE WEWB THIS WOESISG-.
i •
■ CONGP-EES HfiiaTf The session was ccr.
eunjei !*■> a^-iiTininsr debate on tbe government
2lab''i»y -„.,--- awaiting the conference
cnireaey report, which was received J'iFt b*
ftre^Sajemrainent. ; Houae: Th» '''■ " '."
th* cor.ferr»-eg on the currency b! : ! »*aa adoptee.
■Ret sri hour's d*ba"-, by a vote cf 155 to l« r '.
-■-■-■ A gala j-^rforman^' i was given at
Cov-r.l OarOen by the K:r.?s '■'-•mmand in honor
of P~*«ld»:nt Falßftres. and Pir Edward Grey
lev* a dinner In his honor: prtat crowds
creer<nj the French President a* he drove
through th" streets. '==== The Boston fishing
schooner was ran down and conk by the Do
xiir.lnTi :■■■ line Bteamer Boston. &rA only
t^-o*of the Fth^nrier's crew «-,f nineteen men e re
BCSSSt- ===== Two empty ITS On ihe White ?rar
ajjccsa train from Parts to Cherbourg with
p«an"t (Or the Teuton^ caught £"* -- a.
tar - • r»ar Evreux and were destroyed: no one
„% , injured. — - The fourth annual conference
of the iETTr.&tions! Aeronautic Federation
-opened hi Lor.den: a proposal to make a. dis
ttsction bet*geu a^:a.Te-jrs and professionals -^as
a«-?«i*'e<i ===== A dispatch from 'S^r'.ir. sa:-! -.
a ---■<-. ajsreerr;enT on Morocco ha-'i zt^r.
leached between Ftai - ar.d Orrrr.ar.y. aivlces
from Banal report that Abd-el-Aziz's arrr.y !•
loairsf . — md
E ! HEBTIC — ■"■'•'.- ■ '■ '-■'• ■• the Repnb-
Baaa nationa] platform wiU be prepared. It Is
ea^-i. b-- a '■'■-" of >a^!r.? Repcblicaas in
IBfeaftitaarton == Th« Honse of Congress paid
tribute to the memory of Governor Cirton as
.'.■«--': was be'.r;? trariFp^n^d. with sisrnal
■sawta *- th- station in V.'ashJng-ton. -.
era ds; to Postmayter Morgan's favorable report
Postmarter General Meyer decided to extend
the late i ■ c- - : deliver:.- of nail In this city to
feveral sub-stations ■ Naval ofSrers were
--■-.- • at the successfa] outcome, of the
•»-ar '<*-' ■'•■■-- yi^ei m^st on the turret jf
ibe — -.."- Florida. ~~ — ~ The hearing of the
"~ ' "6rr" aj^aJnst District Attorney Jerome was
Bntsbed at EUzabethtownJ N. Y. = Papers
in- the mlt of the United States government to
j>rev#-::t the merging of the Boston ■■■ Maine
BaHroa4 -»ith the "'- ■ York. New Haven &
Hartford were served on President Tuttle of the
Boston &■ Maine at BoF^on. Both branches
of the Legislature at Albany agreed when they
'' ;~t:«--. to-morrow to stand in recess until
June S; the Assembly adopted a resolution ftx
:r.gr f oae 11 as the time of final adjournment;
the Governor sect a special message to the
L*gis!ature-
CITY. — Stocks clos'-d Qrm after early declines.
— - S«"ve.r! honorarj d»-?rees were conferred by
Columbia. University, in addition to 1.14 k grees
ts.z diplomas to rr. : . .■-.-■ - Two ballot
boxes were opened in the Mayoralty recount
suit, an<i Hearst gained twenty-seven votes over
the cfSciaJ count. ■ It was expected to finish
the Whitmore murder trial to-morro-.v. =
"Astjr more Indictments for grand larceny were
returned asrair.Ft Thomas A. Mclntyre. == It
•vvas rumored that the "SVabash-Pittsburg Termi
nal road would default on interest and receivers
•would be appointed. ■ Charle? D. Pullen
criticised the •■■.-.:•• of tfy- General Meth
odist Conference. = The Sinking Fund
Commission decided that it won ■' retain, pro
ceeds from sale of building on subway routes
and not turn the money over to the Public Ser
vice Commisrlon.
. THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fair and warmer. The temperature yesterday:
Hlphest, M degrees: lowest. 69
I KEY TO RAPID TRASSIT.
Tbe offer of the Interborousb Rapid Transit
Company to build a subway in Brooklyn from
the Isms Island Railroad Station to th<- Man
hattan Bridce , the line to run thence across to
Manhattan at anal street, where connection
would be had •with the Third Avenue Elevated
Railroad Bar a tinzle fare, la decidedly attrac
tive, for, Ifbe the present subway extension to
the BBase place in Brooklyn, it would provide a
measure of rapid trans-it without regard to bor
oyjrh line?. But it is doubtful whether Brook
lyn would accept this short line from a section
which already has rapid transit as a substitute
for the Fourth avenue subway, which would
five a speedy service through the whole extent
of the boroucb to Fort Hamilton; for it appears
that the buildirs of this line as proposed by
the Interboroujrb. would block the Fourth ave
toe project, its proposed route occupying the
first mile or m of the route as laid out for the
Foarth avenue line. Moreover, the adoption of
the Interborough's suggestion and abandonment
of the Fourth avenue subway would, at the cost
of bulldic? a mile or bo of subway, put under
the control of the Interboroush the best avenue
of approach to the Manhattan Bridge for a
long time to come. It may be questioned
whether j that approach to the biggest of the
bridges collecting Manhattan and Brooklyn is
not too important a key to the transit develop
ment of the dry to be granted exclusively to
the iEterborot^h for an extended term merely
for the sate of bavins a mile and a half of ■
nrjbwjsy built in Brooklyn reaching a neighbor- j
hood already well served by the existing sub- !
way. j
The offer of the Interborough ie a pood ptra- ■
TegleaJ nove, for if successful it would give the >
company a monopoly of an Important key to the ;
development of rapid transit between the bor- :
«q{hK at very Email expense. That section of
tie proposed Fourth avenue line is sure to be j
nmEf-n^eiv profitable in time to come, and its
control Is important to any company which I
11 tlihrr to dominatp the traction situation.
Moreover, the terms offered, a .-'•• ! " fare any- |
■vrhere on the elevated railway system in Man
hattan, are sufficiently attractive to Date many
I^rsons ready to forego for the sake <tf its pr«*s
«-nt adr«nt«?ef= th«» oonsMeratlou nt its bearing
on the future ■)>:■•■■ rapid transit in
Brooklyn. Tfae saggestlon w.ik also well timed.
7L«- Hoard at Estimate, whi<h is eager for an,
excuse to justify Its'fallare to ►; ■ •■ Brooklyn ■
snbwey. will -•«■:: have the Fourth avenue <-on- .
tracts before it for approval. When it Dejecta j
them it will be able to point to the tremendous j
advantages to be got for a euuj .within the !
city's borrowing rapacity by adopting the Inter
, boron?b.'s plans.
i Some way should be found of enabling tbe
I Int*rborr»u«h to get what It auk* for without
1 abandoning the Fourth avenue project, and we
' understand that the Public Service Commission '3
ecdc-avoriEE to accomplish tbl:«. Tbe Inierborouzh
a«=ks only for the right to build a two-track line
from Th* Laos [stand Railroad Station acvaai
the bridre, white the Fourth avenue plans call
for four tracks. The commission can proceed
with its plans for four track* and offer the In
terl^rouzh th* risht to operate it<? trains over
them from the paint proposed with the trans
fer easjßM ' - offered, the company which may
■•"'••■■ Fourth ITCBBC line also using the
tracks. "■■ 11 reason why future city
built subways should be !>-.^- ( i exclusively to
one company. Important ted na like that
lesser section of the Brooklyn route, which are
beys to the traction 'situation, should be treated
as trunk lines, open to various companies, jun
85. before th* traction consolidation took place
in Brooklyn, tlie Brooklyn Bridse was used by
all th* Independent derated and trolley llnea
la Brooklyn to get tbeJi cars into New York.
It was the toy to the transit problem. jn=t a-?
that tbr.rt .-- of approach to the Manhattan
Bridge, which the city is cutting through at
great expf-nge, is _'- ; rz to be one of ti ■■ impor
tant key« in the future Th* 1 [nterbor -
ehosjid not be permitted to monopolize it- If
the company is rincere In it* offer to give Brook
lyn a • djm ' n with it« Sew York oi^vated
Fy^r^ni ,- .- is not merely makinz a strat^cio
move for such ■ monopoly, it will be ready to
acr-e-rt (be <->ff*r whuh xh* Public Service C-m
mteskni contonplateg making and bf<"?m«» one ,
of the uw>rs of that part of the Fourth avenue
=Übw2y.
COS TESTS AT CHICAGO.
Estimates vary >.=• to the number of con
testa for teats in the Republican National Con
vention which the national committee will have
to pass 01 11 preparing a temporary convention
roil. It is possible that claim* involving a=
many as two hundred seats will be submitted.
Vet more than half of the* may be classified
in advance «c osce^tially frivolous and artifi
cial, and probably two-thirds of them are
brouzbt with no other intention tian to estab
lish 1 right to recornition In the distribution
of hon^r? and offices^ It has ions been a lam
.--.--.- Fcandal ■■' RepuMican national con
ventions that representatives of states in which
the Republican rote it the po!l= is negligible
•.- —c. to i national gat ering intent much lesson
h^lpinr --. Btrengthen the party by nominating
g/y-oprabie candidai and adopting a rational
pJsTf^rm than •'•n making an internal fight for
a ft.-*- ecraps of political patronage. "What
ar © w» here for ejropt for the offices?*' Inquired
tie -■ --. "Web"* Flanagan. once a dele
rate frora Texa=. That is unhappily the atti
tude which leads to so much factionalism in
the lower £ them -tates. and which prompts
--<-_ RcpnWicass of those state? t<< elect so many
rival clainiants to seats in a national conven
tion.
■- - •• onai ■ ommitt^o will set
.- these frivolous exhibitions nt
s^lUzh competition. There are in states like
Texas. Louisiana. ' - Bsippl and Alabama,
where only a beggarly Republican vote was
cast in I!W> for Congressmen, two separate Re
publican organization?, oxjsting. appar
ently, only for the purpose of fi?!it : The other
at national conventions. It I s absurd to expect
th* convention to treat their factional di<s°n
?:ons „■ : <]y_ If they had any sense of party
dtjty they would rote and act together and let
th^ majority in each state and district elect an
contest^d dclf-zation?. Their continual divisions
are a menace to the welfare of the national
organization, for Oiey set at naught the prin
ciple of majority rule and open the door to
all .r, r of corrupt manipulation. It would «.ive
a sreat deal of trouble and scandal if in those
Ptatf-s the present Irresponsible system of
choosing delegates should be abandoned and
delegates should be named at primaries in
which only qualified Republican voters were
allowed to participate.
A'- Th* Tribune ha« more than once Bald, it is
unfair to reproach all the Southern states
equally with a lack of responsible party govern
ment. The party in Missouri, Arkansas, Okla
homa. Virzinia, Tennessee and North Carolina
is Intel gently and effectively organized, and
Its procedure in electing delegates is as regular
as li the average Northern or Western state.
In South Carolina and Georgia this year There
has been a smaller display of factionalism than
usual. In Florida, however, and in- the other
Gulf states there has been apparently no ma
chinery available f,, r declaring decisively the
real will of a majority of the Republican
electors. The results reached represent roughly.
no doubt, the preferences of those electors. But
some means should be provided for protecting
the will of the majority from being challenged
by means of arbitrary and unscrupulous con
tests.
[*robablj ■• than ninety-eight or one
■ atests made at Chicago In
volve Presidential preferences, Jind their :-» j t-
greatly prejudice the chances
of any Preside] I dMate. Hie national
. - stantial Justice by fol
kming certain rules for establishing prima facie
regularity. I rention itself will event-
Dally have ■ • all dispute^] titles, and it
v. ill doubtless be quite as fair In adjudicating
..-—- - have been. But
Republican oal • / ons should not t>"
hindered longer with these demoralizing dis
putee. S<>m** an ild be devised of or
ganizing the party in the Gulf states on a re
sponsible, Belf-governing basis.
JAPAX'B FINANCES.
j Confidence is expressed by visiting Japanese
, statesmen and financiers in t lie solvency and tha
; renewed prosperity of their country. That con
fident-* accords with the Lopes of Americans for
■ Japan, and, indeed, with their expectation, at
' least so far as tli<_' former condition is con
■ cerned. Nobody, we assume, has really doubted
1 the solvency of Japan. It has been recognized
! that that country is carrying extraordinarily
heavy financial burdens, and that it may at
times feel somewhat embarrassed by them, but
j it lias been taken for granted that it will man-
I fully bear them to the goal and will faithfully
: discharge every obligation, as it has Invariably
' done heretofore. The only fear was that its
financial burdens might doom it to some years
of fiscal stringency and hard times. It will he
pleasant to believe that prosperity is promptly
returning
There seems around for that belief in the re
' port cf the governor of the Bank of Japan for
j 1907 and in other current statistics of Japanese
! finance and trade. Last year was undoubtedly
j a bad one for Japan. But that was largely be-
I cause of the financial disturbances and depres
! sion in America, which disastrously affected
j Japan's enormous trade with this country.
! There was ■ notable falling off in Japanese ex
' ports of hativtai. or fine silks, which find in
j America, perhaps, their most important market,
and also of cotton yarns and sugar, and this
decline went far toward accounting for the more
than $30,000,000 balance of trade against Japan.
; And that unfavorable balance Is the Item which
is most of all dwell upon by critics as a demon
stration of th« bad condition of Japan's finances.
on th" other band, most other exports, such
; : .. copper, coal, lumber, eottou gonds »nd silk?
other than habutai, all showed a decided In
creaw. Among imports Into Jap in articles in
t«ided for domestic rorisiunptinu Bhf>w< d v de
crease, while machinery and .•!'■ rial for man
nfacturea largely increased. 'i%? net result w:ls
that exports Mr 1907 were greater by .*4.: :_•."..• «••)
than iii 1906, and imports were greater by 137,
tOOfin. The total volume of foreign trad*.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBTSE. THURSDAY. HAT 28. 1908.
therefore, increased by 541,525.000. Moreover,
the subscriptions of capital for legitimate enter
prises, banks, manufactories and what not. for
the enlargement of existing or the creation of
new concerns, asrzregated abont 1382X100,000, of
which more than $100,000,000 was actually paid
in. These circumstances Indicate that Japanese
industry and commerce are by no nienns pros
trated, but are in a growing condition, and that,
despite a temporary embarrassment, whi«-b may
or may Dot have been exaggerated. Japanese
finances are on ■ basis which gives good hope
for the future. \ • I ill
GIBIXG THE GRADUATE.
Azain the srowned jrraduate and the elderly
gentleman with Ll* D. hopes are fllttinz across
the stage, and the whole thousaivHezz<»d ques
tion of human existence must be Feized by each
particular limb and dissected in the presence
of spellbound parent? and sweethearts by com
! mpnoempnt orators. Indi^olubly bound up with
this part of the programme is th*> appearance
lof a horde of Jesters upon the Bcene. \\ ith
i pencils whittled to points finer than their wits,
! these worthies administer the annual "scorch-
Ins" to the colleae gradate and his conceits.
, Tradition hag rested the jesters with a certain
I authority, for they bare long Wn oosidered
' eminently nseftil creator**, pricking youthful
fancies and smashing academic ld<>al> between
! the millstones of caricature and limerick. Thus
ha= it come to pass that a commencement day
without Bbeepekins would be I*** anomalous
than one v.ithout barWfJin?. The coll*z«» grad
. uate is Bnpposed to n«»ed the goad of contempt
and satire for his soul's prosperity, Just as the
j youth of earWf-r generations bad to be birched
: now and then on general principles.
We do not " r£: " th^ suppression of commence:
ment day humor, for that would deprive too
many honest citizens of a livelihood in the
sprine. But we are pure that the man who
makes it hie business to take the be-sbeep
. nited boy down a peg or two spends his
efforts unprofitable The college graduate no
- longer needs any more humiliation than he Is
served with in classroom. For some years it
has been the fashion among college Instructors
to assure their young wards that a sophomore
Is only a boy and a senior scarcely more; that
success comes by degrees, but not by academic
degrees, and that a bump of conceit la a mountain
In one's pflth. Still more potent in dispelling
deiupions is th.- much aired opinion that the
ordinary American college education is sadly
behind the times and does not fit students for
practical life. Whether a young man believes
this or not, he can scarcely refrain from doubt
ing bis own genius when high authorities tell
him ilemnh that his head is packed with rub
bish. With daily lessons like these for four
years the college graduate commonly does one
of two things— he acquires such meekness that
a Job on the back platform of a horse car
looks like a magnificent opening, or else he
prts busy during vacations (and somet
when he ought to be Investigating the politico
economic causes of Charlemagne's gout, learn
ing "something useful* or **laying wires." In j
the latter even! he frequently find* himself a ;
more prosperous citizen on commencement day
than the writer vrbo lampoons him. In tho
former case, however, his spirit has been too j
successfully broken. He ought not to embark j
upon his career bo humbly.
One of America's most sagacious university ,
presidents long ago warned teachers and the ;
public against the ruthless destruction of self- j
confidence and the darkening of hopes in young ;
heart". A flying start is needed to dear the j
gap between alma mater and an office in
Broadway, and it Is better for the runner* ;
limbs to be driven by dreams than not at all.
So let the Jester turn commencement orator.
There's none too much encouragement abroad
on campuses.
PESBIOXB AXD SOCIALISM.
In connection with tbe disbursement of aca
demic pensions by the Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching there has recently
sprung up a controversy over th*' apparently
socialistic tendency of this and similar endow
ments. This discussion, waged chiefly in college
circles, has brought to the fore certain misun
derstandings of the socialistic issue which for
the sake of mnny good things not at all Boclal
lsti« ought to 1 leared up. Although the many
debates among professors and the frequent let
ters in rli'- correspondents' columns of c lentiflc
journals have happily demonstrated tbe exten
sive hostility of the academic world to all ortho
dox socialism, they have also revealed the much
less agreeable fact that, even among "intellec
the fear of socialism is dangerously
vague. This appears in the earnest buf unag
gresslve opposition to all great private quasi
charitable educational endowments like the Car
negie Foundation, the General Education Board
and others. While welcoming the immediate
benefits of these princely -,ifts and applauding
the motives of the givers, the protestants still
maintain that the pensioning of teachers and
other magnificent kindnesses are pernicious be
cause they help set the trend toward socialism.
A few critics go so far as to say that tbe Car
negie Foundation is simon-pure socialism on a
small scale
The close student of socialism is naturally not
to be found in these groups. Far from seeing in
such vast philanthropies the first tremors of a
Marxian revolution, be considers . them among
the surest preventives of such a catastrophe.
And this view is shared by the more acute so
cialists, who view with dismay every betterment
of the social order that does not make socialists
of us all. How is it. then, that the opposite
opinion exists among the educated classes? Why
is the cry of "paternalism" or "communism"
raised against even privately endowed charities
like the Carnegie Foundation? As Professor
Simon X. Patten, of the University of Pennsyl
vania', points out to the readers of "Science,"
the Carnegie Foundation alms simply to Increase
the efficiency of teachers, and hence of higher
education! "by giving security and freedom from
worry for wife and child." And this clear
minded social investigator adds a valuable com
ment on the misinterpretation of the fact. He
writes :
It also seems odd to me to call schemes for en
vironmental improvement paternal and socialis
tic. The confusion of thought involved in these
statements is due to not seeing clearly the dif
ference between the provision which each age
makes for its successor* and the care and con
trol which some Individuals exert over their con
temporaries. We can leave little to our descend
ants except better conditions, sound constitu
tions and a freedom to utilize the forces of nat
ure and society upon which their daily lives de
pend. We make for them the conditions under
which they work; the distribution of current
Income they must settle for themselves. Pater
nalism and socialism seek to control this annual
recurring income and the activities of those who
•^-operate to create current wealth. Every
scheme of social progress calls for a constantly
Improving environment, but every scheme can
not therefore properly be classed as socialistic
and paternal Is it paternalism for parents to
give their children a sound constitution? Should
their children at maturity be allowed to ■ boose
between health .md the present worth of a good
body, pay $20,000? Is the man who tries to buy
his health with pills and nostrums superior to
him whose h -alth is a gift from his ancestors?
The point is as acute as It ousht to be obvious.
And it indirectly suggests the cause of the
slightly prevalent confusion of great benefac
tions (public and private) with socialism. The
men who dread teachers' pensions are guilty <>f
confusing the goal of socialism with the method
or attaining; that goal.' What tin- social :st and
every otlirr reformer, from the wisest statesman
<l i-\ to il).' veriest fool, lire working tr ■■ ,1
world from which the. greatest possible amount
of discomfort shall have been banished. Dif
ferences arise hi soon its the specific methods
of girting ahead are discussed The socialist is
called it socialist and opposed by level beaded,
practical men because he thinks enlvatiaa will
come as soon-as private ownership of property
is successfully forbidden. He is not a socialist
because be advocates the same plan of pensions
which many farsighted business men and cor
porations believe in and practise. Indeed, pen
sions have no more connection with socialism
than typewriting machines or other labor., sav
in* devices have. And to condemn the Carnecle
Foundation because of Its socialistic tendencies
is to credit socialists with other men's ideas and
virtues Whether pensions are wise or not, we
need not discuss here. The first duty of all who
approach this question is to rid themselves of
the morbid fear of everything which fanatics
happen to like. ,
It is reported that the objective of the John
son managers is really 1912. But then, tot that
matter, fo !s 1912 the objective of the Bryan
managers— at least It's one of their objectives.
Tears ««•<■>. when the Campania and the I-'i
cania «•« new, popular skepticism was excited
by the announcement that they »ach consumed
five hundred tons of coal daily. The statement
was easily verified, however. It should cause
little surprise, therefore, to know that the
Mauritania gets away with six thousand tons in
a voyage, lasting about five and one-half days.
without subsequent indigestion.
There seems to have been some effective "talk
ing- for Buncombe" to secure a prohibition ma
jority of 3,000 in that historic county.
The matter with Kansas this year seems to be
that eh- is in need of 21.140 men and 1.f«75
teams of horses from outside states to help her
harvest her bumper crops.
(Governor Fort's appointment of an excise
commission in Xew Jersey will be generally
commended by fair minded men on both sides
of the liquor question. Many on both sides
have b^n earnestly demanding material changes
5n the law. some in th» direction of further re
striction of the liquor traffic and some in the
direction of increased freedom, while most of
those who are content with the present law urge
that rr>''r & effective measure? for Its enforcement
and for the correction of abases should be pro
vided. Amid such a diversity of counsels and
demands the course of wisdom is to ascertain
as accurately as possible what are the facts and
what action would best serve the Interests of
the people, and that is to be done most readily
and satisfactorily through the investigations of
such a commission as that which was appointed
on Tuesday. .
The House of Representatives has voted to
r o '=):-. the present hall, with office work equip
ment. It oui?ht to go further and Install on each
m^mbT's desk a telephone and a typewriter.
With th«« adjournment— at l?.st: — of th» Ok'a
• Legislature •^ a tltillationa of fascinatmg
exp< tancy 1 fa?e for a season, and the world be
• distinctly more humdrum ar.d common
place.
Mrs Julia Ward Howe entered upon her
ninetieth year yesterday. Her "Battle Hymn of
the Republic" had long before become immortal.
If :h«» I^gtsiature is annoyed at the suggestion
that it put in its tJm* Improving the harbor
ties at Syraruse, it might consider the ad
visability of building a p*>a wall on the coast of
Bohemia.
THE TALK OF THE DAT.
A laughable scene was enacted on the stage of
the principal theatre in Hanover on the evening
of the first production there of Wedekind's "The
Awakening of Spring." The play had a run of more
than two hundred nights in Berlin, and the house
at Hanover was sold out because there had ben
much discussion as to whether the censors would
allow the production. "While the scene in the first
art between Frau Bergman and her daughter was
on a police officer strode upon the stage and de
manded In a declamatory manner to see the license
allowing "the child there" to act. The man of the
law was not a little surprised to learn that "the
rhild" was an adult and an actress of high stand-
Ing, whose admirable makeup was an additional
proof of h^r artistic talent.
"It Is rerj 1 -■ to saj the wrong thing," re
marked the moralist
'Th I Is very true." answered Senator Sorghum.
"I suppose even h? cautious as you are, t'-.at you
"Tes. <~>r seven rions 1 have said 'I ra;«e
you. 1 when I ' L " ' ' ■ II pass. 1 "—Wash
ington 81
Old Bowdoln College Is preparing to welcome n*
commencement time n»xt month the survivors of
the 'i-,^ 5 : of. '■" -. Of Its thirty-nine members fif
teen •■' the class are living. They axe T .V::i!a:n a.
Abbott, of Knsion: Dr. Isaac Adams, ■ ' N •••'. Cam
bridge, Mass.; Alexander S Brad ey, of Hyde Park,
ID General Jonathan P. Ciller, of Rockland, Me.;
Colonel Frank M. Drew, of Lewiston, Me . '
B. Grover, of Red lands, Cal : Lysandei H
ChlcaKo; Horace M. Jordan, of Washington; Au
gustus M. Pulslfer, r 'f Auburn; Edwin R«
Andover, Mass . the Rev. Frank Sewall, of Wash
ington; the Rev. Isaiah P. Smith, of Lawrence,
Mass.; General Ellis Spear, of Washington; John
A. Tltcomb, of Brooklyn, and George B. Towle, of
New York.
Mr. Naggltl T don't f eel 1 1 ■ ' to-night.
Mrs Xagsrltt— Then we ought to have a pit - ■ ■
r - .. ■■ g 1 strated Bit ».
Chicago friends of 1. T. Dickason expect that he
will be elected commander in chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic at it? national encampment
In Toledo, Ohio, in August. He has the solid back-
Ing of the Illinois delegation, which was secured
at the state encampment at Qutecy last week.
Illinois has had four commanders In chief of the
organization — John A. Ix^gan, who eervd In 1868,
1860 and 1870; Thomas G. Lawler, In 1894; James
A. Sexton, In IS9S, and John C. Black, In 1903.
Parke Old nan, we've known each ether for
years, and !t does Fe*m Strange that our wives
have never met. I '•-•n't you think It would be a
good Idea to bring this about?
Lane Seems to me that's rather a hard way of
di Ing it.
■•Doing, what?"
Getting lid of each other." — Life.
The war of extermination aeainst stray ours has
been taken op with \ i~<->r In Baltimore. The Health
Department Is conducting the crusade and Is being
strongly supported by leading physicians. "No dog
should be remitted to run at large at any time
either In the city or country," declares Dr. N. G.
Kelrle, director of the Pasteur department of the
College of Physicians and Surgeons. "Even If a
dog is muzzled," Dr. Keirle argues, "he could
■cratch a chtld or any person with a wire muzzle,
and that would be ju^t as lv»d as a bite, if th« skin
were broken, for the dog's saliva would pet Into
the wound. The germ of hydrophobia lives In the
saliva and the muzzle is rot a guarantee of safety "
"My little poem," said the visitor, "the one that
1 handod In yesterday— did you think of it"*
"Excellent." .-aid the editor heartily, "really
splendid. But it's a slnirular coincidence that
Tennyson wrote the same poem about fifty years
ago." -
"He did!" exclaimed th» visitor. "What an awful
nerve he h=d:" — Philadelphia Lodger.
PENGUINS' EGGS.
From The London Daily Mall.
Penguins' eggs are the newest delicacy for the
rourniet. Th'-re arrived at Messrs. Bprigens &
Sons'. Leadenhall Market. E «'. yesterda; morn-
Ing five thousand of the eggs— the first consign
ment that has ever been brought to this country
for eating purposes
The experiment was lninated by the Cape gov
ernment, who carefully protect the birds Tne egg
la larger than the her ■ egg, md in t te bears
some resemblance to I i\ of the plover.
The ess should )■•■ boiled for twentj minutes
They v. ■1 1 -. ■ retailed In Leadenhall Market
(12 ceni ■ .■ • -• for this
•rill i• •
senl 1 ■
TWENTY-NINE EGGS; THIRTY CHICKS.
Firnn The Kennebec .Journal
John G. Davis, ■: Sunset, report* that he net a
hen on twenty-nine egga ami got thirty chicks
from them Two of the chickens were attached
by .1 small cord which* went from und»-r the wing
of one to the other. They were separated by cut
ting th*» cord, and at this writing both are alive
and llvelr.
About People and Social Incident*.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[Firm Tb» Trtbace EujTmn-J
Washington. May 17-The Prudent saM an
unofficial Cabinet meetln« this sioralns for .»•
1 purpose of rotas over several Jmr*rtant bills that
I had com- from the Csrttol and were nwa.t.ng
his denature. Secretaries Root. Ccrt-lrou. Taft.
Metcalf and Garfie:d and Attorney General Bo.a
parte were present.
Speaker Cannon hurried to the Whit- MS ■
response to a summons from the President. ha!.
an hour before the Hou-e was due to convene.
"We may awjsara in two days and we may ad
journ in two weeks:" he cried as he •"»" cut ° #
th- White House off.cc building after his brie.
interview with the President. 'We are all SBJ in
Senator Owes ana Bepr-estatlr-s Davenport.
Carter. Ma^ulr- and Fulton, of Oklahoma, w-re
present thai mornin? when the Pr-sld-nt sign*
the bill removing th- laaUkUssa from the sal
of Indian lands in th- Indian Territory s-cflon of
the n-w »tat- After elenin X the document with
two pens. "Thec-dore" with on- and -Rc>s«v-U
with .- other, the Presld-nt save one to S-nator
Owen and the other to little Miss Dorothy Daven
port, daughter of the Representative Oth-r call
en at the Whit- House to-day aaelaaai Senators
Depew. Taylor. Frasle.-. Pile*, Burkett. Bourne.
Curtis and Hopkir.-; Representatives ™ a **7'
of note; Slemp. Maynard. Hall. Klnkald. Bed- ;
Coekraa and Sulz-r; Jade- Ro^-r A. Pryor. sc
N-v York, and Controller Tracewell. of the Treas
nry
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[Am The TrlbT2=» E!ir»au.]
Washinston. May 27—Th- Brazilian Ambassador
a-! Mm- Nabuco were the awesta of bonor at a
dinner g-iv«n to-nleht by the Cuban » " = ' i " ■"
Mm- Queaada Invit-4 to meet them •"•
Senatrr Don Ramon Ptna. the Spanish minister;
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Foster. Dr. and Mrs.
Ch^tard. Mr. and Mrs. Cliuiaiuat. M- and Mrs.
: .-- th- Mi??-? Carbo. Dr. J. Gustave Caaiiaiji
Palvidoran Char?* d'Affair-s; W. A. ********
jcethei nds Chart* d - Afralres. and Mrs. McCart
11: Count H*.tzfeldt. Germin Char?* dTAMliis, has
chos«n Bev-riev Farms. Mass.. for th- summer
en • -••.. and with H»rr Yon Stumm. and U-Titen
ant Yon Branlnß will co these June I The mili
tary attach* and Mrr- Vor. Uvonius will sse
thelr house next week, and aft« ua 1 iwhaj fcr a
abort time will rail for Germar.y.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[From — --.. Tribun" Bur»%a }
Washineton. May H.— ?t. John's Church at
hie-, noon to-day. «Bbs Edith K-nt Sander,
daughter of Major General and Mrs. Joseph P.
Ranger, was married to Mand-ville Carlisle, son
of tbe late Cald-ron Carlisle Th» Rev. Roland
Cotton Smith officiated. The bride wore a princess
gown of white satin with trimmings si point and
duchess lace, and bet bridesmaids. Miss Polly
Randolph. Miss Edith Cro<:k»r. Miss Grace Mc-
Millan Jarvbj and Miss Miry Carlisle, all won
gowns of pale green chiffon sad torae black
picture hats. Mr. Carlisle was attended by U alter
How- as best man, and Lieatenant Edward M?
.-, .-■ Dijdley Blossom Tnemas Cheney. George
Reynold?. Allen mcbardMeo. Arthur Allen. Mr.
Twining and George Lyon acted as ushers Sev
eral hundred people attended the breakfast which
followed at the home of Major General Baaaer.
Th- engagement of Mlsa W*Bntrrsl M. Mat
tinely. daughter of Mr. and Mrs Samuel L. Mat
tlngly to Captain D».v!d D. Porter. United States
Marine corps, Is announced. They will be saar
rled the last of June.
The Re* Roland Cotton Smith officiated at the
marriage In St. John's Church thai evening ■-'-
Miss l^:ra Sherman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Whit- Sherman, and Prentice Grey, of Oakland.
Cal Miss Rachel Wheeler, daughter of Represen
tative Wheeler, of Pennsylvania, was maid of
honor and Roger Sherman was best man. The
bride is a near relative ed the late Mrs. Nelson
A. Miles. She was the guest of honor at a tea
given yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Samuel Reber.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Miss -Grace Chapin and William Beverley Rogers
took out a marriage Hceass yesterday at the City
Hall boreaa. Their wedding la set for Monday
afternoon In Grace Church, which is to be dec
orated for the occasion in white and green, anal
GATTI-i ASAZZA TO SAIL.
Bound for Europe on La Savoie This
Morning— His Plans.
Oiulio Gattf-Cassessa. general manager of the
Metropolitan Opera House, will sail for •-.- ■""
thla morning en La Savoie. He has spent * month
in New Tork. conferring with the directors abou.
the new policy of the house and in getting fandttai
with the operatic situation .-.ere.
-I am lookine forward with pleasure to my first
.:e a «.o n m New York." said •■- Gatti-Cnsazza wh»n
Kali hi- office at the Metropolitan pen House
yesterday. -it is too early to announce the definite
Programme for next season, but we •hall give
from five to six absolute novelties and several In
teresting revivals. I go from here to Paris, where
I shall remain on'.y a few days. I shalr th»n pro
ceed to Milan to consult with To-can'.ni and to
make arrangements for our new Italian chorus.
In June I shall go with Toscanini to Vienna, wbere
we expect to confer with Mr. D!pp*l. Mr. Mahler
and Mr. Hertz. Later in the summer 1 shall visit
London, and, by way of a vacation. I us plan
ning to go to Bayreuth and to Munich for the
Wagner and Mozart festivals."
"Incidentally I would like to deny th» rumor
th?.t it was ever the intention of taw new man
agement to give -Der King dcs Nlbelune-n- In
Italian under the direction of Mr. Tascai I
realise fully that the best and most artistic policy
for an International opera house like the Metro
politan Is to present the works of the various
schools In the language in which la* librettos
were originally written.
"As far as Caruso Is concerned, lbs new roles
that he will stag next season will be Dvs Gilsiu
In Massenet's •Mar.on.' which will be gives In
French, with Miss Farrar In the titular role;
Otello and Hermann in Tschaikowsky's Tlque-
Dame' Whether he will ever sing Lohengrin Is
a matter that he must decide for himself, but I
have never contemplated giving It at the Metro
politan in Italian. **
Mr. Gattl-Casazza will return to New Tort early
m October, when the rehearsals will begin under
the direction of Tescantr.'.. Hertz and a new con
ductor with whom the management Is now ne
gotiating.
MR. HILLS DEPARTURE FOR BERLIN
Report That Queen Wilhelmina Will Offer
a Decoration to the Ambassador.
The Hague. May David Jayne Hill, th»
American Minister to the Netherlands, will be re
ceived in audience by Queen Wilhelmina on June 1.
and will then present his letters of recall. He Is
goln* to Berlin to succeed Charlemagne Tower as
American Ambassador there. Queen Wilhelmina
intends when Mr. Hill appears before her next
Monday to offer him the Grand Cross of the Order
of Ora..ge-Nassau. Mr Hill will leave here for
Berlin pome time next week. He was enter
tained at a dinner given last night by the Minister
of Foreign Affair*.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO EMPEROR.
Vienna. May T ChSjflM Spencer Francis, the
American Ambassador to Auatila-Hwasjfefy, w«»s
received In special audi*m-» by Emperor Francis
Joseph tlils afternoon. The ambassador conveyed
to his majesty President Roosevelt's congratula
tions m the sixtieth anniversary of his accession.
LIBERIAN ENVOYS AT TUSKEGEE.
Tuskrcee. Ala.. May 27.— Envoys of the Republic
of Liberia; who easas to the I'nlteii States on ■
diplomatic and special mi:-,.>n, reached Tnskegea
to-day. The envoys are spending their time in
making notes, preparatory to Introducing practical
methods of education Into Liberia.
ov*r the chancel steps a w«*Kng tell -t« r»?t fa
dlsm^t^r. made of wfc!t» rose?. -*in tee bi=?. Ti»
pulpit and choir stalls win b# adoractl with wsaa>
roses. Th« ceremony win be Mlow«4 ry a r«r»>
tion at the horn- of the bride's parents. Mr. i.-^
•.:■- Alfred Chapin. In East s»t» ■£»•£. Th«
hou!«» win be decorated with saasss, A.Tjeneat>
Beauty r<-«»». whit# orchids asd f»rr.s. Is »
hall a balcony win b- erected for th* nrutrtasj.
Mrs. J. Gordon Douglas will b« M:ss 'Thaptafa
matron of honor and cnlr «•••- !■»-• --- a=icaj
Mr. Bosr-rs's attendants will b« Ali>*rt Z. Cray.
William RhtnHar Stewart. *r.. Kesr.*ti: Bosß
and Alexander K*ogh.
M:« Harriet A'*xander. dauz-ntrr -f Mr. tat
Mrs. Bills 3. JJSSaSJSSB charter*^ thm rs*l
coach Magnet last *v»r.!r.^ f^r Its diilv tit: frra
the Holland House to Arrmrhtai I=n. Ftet "S"asi-
Ineton. •» - »-■> =- - «r:tertain»d her yu^ats at ZLz
ner. ■ha A>iar - drove 0= the nnrsfyir.^ a^l
th» return trips, arrtvtng at th» H- ' .1 -■!"-:- : m
• nortly aft»r 19 o'clock. Ason? her <-^»?ta ■»«?•
Mr. and. Mrs. Charles B. Alexander. Miss XaseCa
A'^xard-r. M:» 3 El»anor Alexander. Mf»s Kllia
b*th Bertrcn. TVllllasi O'Dcnnell Is»lt=. B-r^ea
S. Prentice. CecU St. Of>rz^ aa<S T. Powers Farr.
Jlr. sjai Mrs. W. Starr Baassr, ■»■- tare b«ea
abroad since February, an due to arrive tar*
to-morrow.
The sssntaas sf Walter Tiny* '--- a=-» ZSa*
Ellen ' ' -:-"-- i3-i?h:«r cf P.lcharJ 2:
"Wh!tt»mor». took plar* yesterday in i'r.» O'.* Scuti
Church. Mad!«on »-.-•- .•> a- 1 S*th «rr»*t. Th»
--■-■• who sad as attendant?, was arrsy*!* ja a
frock of dark blu» marqtiiset--. trirr.mM wta
w-hite ■ea Her hat, of a corr»«p^-'i:nsr ratarta^
was adorred with white roaes and featl-.»rs.
£h» carried a houqu»t of I.V. 0 ?-r>'-t'z»-"%'.irr.
Amen* thr>s» ir.vit»d w*re i'rs. '■>-'•* 3. Sustii.
aassßhtsf of th» brid-arocm. ar.d be? "-»"*=•■?.
rudai <------:.■■ Key. a.rA ilrs. saaj
Howard and Mrs Oeorsre J«wett. Af:»r ttsaU
wsaaßßßg •-- abroad Mr. ar.d Mrs. Crosby wS
make th-ir hem» at Xo. Z2S "CTTesC U:h ?tre»t.
Th* Wmw Dr. W. >■ Grosreaor. rector eZ ■-•
----'■ Inc^rrration. U becked to saU far
Europe en V.'ednesoay rext.
Mr. and Mr*. H. Van Rer.s«e!ae- K»-. — J wtti,
their daughters M'»s Marian and M!ss Hand, who
left here for Europe about tea daya agx WJ
sp»-i the ----- su: — r 1 roaal
Ja."=e9 Sti!TiT.ar. ha? sai!<*^ fixaa Enrope fsr N<r»
Tork and la Ana 3*r- at the :-s:n-.-< of. --x:
weet.
Mrs John Stoase '-•• "-=•- sea. 3?'-r. Staas%
leaTe town te-gucrrow " fper.i " w»»k wtd 51r.
a-/. Mr?, 'vrilliana Sloane at their country p^ce
.... - . X:?co.
Senator an-1 Mrs. Chaancey M. r-r^ h3*»
arrived -•--'- "W»«h!r.?ton. ar.-J -rt'.l ss
abroad Immediate!;.- after the R*;r:blici3
!Catl — Convention. ■ crier to s-p°r.i a. few
weeks la London. Pars and Atx-les-Bafca
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[By Ttfegrmgb '.-> The Triir^rjf I
Newport. R- 1.. 3lay r.-Mr. and Mrs ■ - : '"*
lr.p«ton Beeck3taa ar» rr. ak:r.s ar: tss^ectios cj
:h»ir suir:rn»r hoci». LaTl'3 Er.i.
Mr. and Mrs. WiZliarr. E. G3m a=d Miss 7 r
othy Kar.» arrived for the season to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harrlrr.an. who tav»
here for a f*w days, have taken possess'.cn cf ti:?*.r
cottae» tn BeHeToa Court.
Mrs. Mary Brady Hall er.t»rtal=»d at di==»r to
-:g'r: at h»r summer horr«. In Cay 3tr»et.
Mrs William G. Weld, cf Boston, will reacb tarn
en Saturday for the summer: Mr. a=i Mrs. " *»■
Gordon Kins ar» expected from abroad *arly :s
Jur.e. and Mr. and Mrs. Jame3 B. Hagg--- will a.»
be early arrivals.
Ochre — the =•. —-- --* -' Mrs. C?ien
Gcelet. la being prepared for occ^ancr. Mrs.
Goelet'a »erTanta arrived f-risht.
Gibson Fabnestock and Charles M Oelrichs **»*
their families this erestcg:
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Auch!=closs wIU arrive •??
tn « season to-morrow. - -
H. Anthony .■--■■ Provlder-.e-. Is th» sriest of
llarsden J. Ferry at B!eak House.
E. Rollins Morse was a visuor to-<la7 for tia
purpose of mall an tespecttea of. Villa Rasa-
HECTOR VESTAL HEALER.
Dr. L. W. Batten Will Try to Cure
by Spiritual Mem
The *- = - New York minister to attempt pscjeSfc
or —■■■■•• healir.g" In i-_-->-- Ida r»I:rlo"3
work is the Rer. Dr. Lorin?- ■■'■■■ r-cter c?
St. Uark'a Church, at ICth street ar.d s^c?r.i iv?
nue. Dr. Batten has for sice time been *x?erl
mentlng with the methods of r. a z'.'.-s pr-su.-r.a^ly
physical diseases by spirtroal cr rr.^r.ta" zr. «=3.
Tuesday --■■*-- 1 of 5:. Maris vestrr.
he outlined his views or. the subject, a-i wtllo =3
formal action was taken all of tbe *estryinea ?x-
p r( .s?e(i themselves ir. hearty =ympat'r.y with r.irr.
According to Dr. Batten. St. Mark"? wtH ?:art '-
the fa!! a series of services which, foCowtss tba ex
ample of the Rev. Dr. 'Worcester, of Err.r-.ar.uel
Church. Boston, virill be called "health confcreaceal
In addition he reads to ctewrta as macs of his
time as possible to p<?r?or.a! treatTr.er.t of persons
af^irted, trith rr.elar.chotia. neurasthenia, et.-. X*
t>elieves he can accomplish a srreat deal cf good 12
this way.
In th^ "t -n cor.fer-rces" tne aiei vlcfi will ma
stet of prayer* ar.d hymr:?. a.- csuSl, bu. wfU
try t<> make his audience believe th3t prayer W.II
do them ?ood. Dr. Battens departure from • M
usual routine- of a minister's work wt'.l r.ot Ir.volv-,
h<» is careful f> make pJ^in. tee slight- 1 ?; depcrturt
from the creed of tbe Eniscopal Church.
AERONAUTS MEET IN LOKDOK
An Attempt to Form Amateur and Profes
sional Classes Fails.
Ivmdon. May 27.— The Intentattonal Aeroaaatte
Federation 1? h^Mir.sr its fourth annual oT.f*r«c*
in I»ndon. an>l the rl»Te>iat'»!> Trho as?'»r % .>!' > <i to
day represent the United States. Great Brtaia.
France. Germany. Belcium. Austria-Hu-tsarT- Italy.
Spain. Switzerland and Sweden. J. C. y':C?Y is
the American repre-ent.itive.
The subject of the greatest interest f> --■-*
discussed at to-day's .--.,. • - _. was tbe pr-r i p>" > «I
made by the British an.! Italian delegate? CM*
there should be a differentiation between amat?'ir»
and professional?. This was defeated on a v^ts.
The principal topic of discussion wi" re'.dt* t^"> Sal
loonlnsr as a ■■ ■• Amon? the proposals to J)*
made is one that the- pilot of any balloon r/iiinS
part in a race who Is carried o~t to sea ar.i re
quires assistance to sret back to land snail Ktzcr
b« '1 « ;■•■ lifted or the distance covered over ti«
sea shall not be counted.
C. F. Blsnop and Uer^enant Frank S LVff*
two of the American dr'it'sates. have no: y»: ''
rived here. Mr. Bishop is on his way from Itill
and Lieutenant Uhm la il! A round of. «rf«^
tainments for the v.^itlnst de'eijates is bo:ns 7 r<> "
«Msi by local aeronautic clubs.
BOARD OF EDUCATION WANTS $600,000.
Plans to Consolidate Five Supply Stations-
Classes tor the Blind.
The Board of Education vot»<* yesr^rdav t.-« a»*
th* Board of Estimate an.i Apportionment f ?r
WMM M establish a supply depository tn First
avenue between sT| ani «^Sth streets. Tb« boirf
believes it could rcdoe* the erst of rur.r.irc tSM
department of supplies if the ftva stations w«r#
consolidated at one point.
As another feature of th* work next season rt*
bo ; »r<1 plana to establish four classes ft>r ttw 1""
»t ruction of the blin>?. The work that was to tta.*9
b*en' undertaken .this season to educate crlppl**
chtldrrn was at\in>l-in«M becius** th<» S'X-iety t? r
the Car** of Crippled t.'hltdren faiie.l t»> i-i>- operate.
Th* claim of John H. Ry<tp.. a former t?artf r »
of Richmond Borough. \«<u settle! for |B.«*
which in-.lu.les Interest for three years Th* *^ 1 *
tlement also requires that .-• to nlml iiTmT * n< *
he was assigned to Public School 1 of RlcamouA
at a saiatry of $;.!>} a year.

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