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The Trihvr.r Association, « V " '"' A " corpora
tion: ajar Ml principal place of hu*i»cs*. Trib
une BviMinfi. No. V,\ y««*c« ttrcci, .Yew York;
Ogden j/f/f.«. president: Nathaniel TuUle, *<*>
irtary end treasurer. The addrez« of the offl
«rr» »> the office of MM* ueicspaper.
THE XEWS THIS MORNING.
FOREIGN— Secretary Tart's letter to Presl
deni Amador. announcing the intention of th*
i r «iUd State* to see that fair elections were
£*ofa! I'Jnnma. was made public on thejsthi»us :
and csnasei alarm in official circles. ===== * „>
fi"hinT boats mere wrecked off the coast o f
THnan and 350 mm were drowned. — - — 1 n«=
ptn-AnJ can Congress began its sessions in
Lindon = The House of Commons passed
{^second reading of the old age pension
it Is expected lhat the measure will- be jrreath
.NdSfted in committee. = Ail property c,>,,
'rolled by the Coroan imperial household has
been transferred to the state. = The Mani
toba anas report shows an increase of 14i5,M.i
acres under cultivation.
DOMESTIC— Republican National Con
vention met at Chicago, and Senator Burrow?.
a* temporary chairman, delivered his speech;
adjournr.:ont*\vas tak*>n until noon to-day. — -—
The sub-committee of the credentials commit
tee of the Republican National Convention de
cided in favor of a rehearing of the contests
decided by the national committee. == An
explosion of gasolene on th« Boston fishing
schooner Alert, at Gloucester, resulted in the
death of oho fisherman, the injury of tea others
and the total destruction of the vessel. = The
evidence in the so-called "Boston Agreement
Case" was deemed insufficient for Indictment of
the Steel and iron firm? involved. : : = The
annual encampment of th« New York G. A. R.
•wes opened In Buffalo, and state officers will be
elected Xo-morow. ==The federal suits asrainst
the so-called "hard coal railroads." which mill
determine the constitutionality of the eommodWy
clauye • f the Hepburn act, began in Phila
delphia. = The Colorado State Democratic
convention Instructed delegates to Denver for
Bryan ===== The plant of the Royal Coal Mine?
st Argentine. Perm.. Wav destroyed by dynamite:
labor troubles had been experienced for some
time.
* "ITY.— Stocks were strong. ■ A man
crazed by drink and angered because bis wife
refused to live with him seriously wounded h«>r
and killed his mother-in-law. ===== District At
torney Jerome implied to the additional charges
■brought a«tai»i.«t him. ===== Th*>re was no bet
ting, but a fair sized crowd at the racetrack.
=== The first arrest in Manhattan under the.
new betting law was made. - Senator Will
iam J. Tolly, of Corning, resigned to take up the
practice of law in this city. ===== It was said
that a drop in meat prices would be made poon.
- A chancre in the Broadway-Lexington ave
jiu«? subway rout** was approved by the Public
Service Commission. ... • The lower bay was
illuminated by searchlights from the forts look
ins: for the attacking fleet in the mimic warfare.
■ ' Commissioner Binigham ordered all pa
trolmen doing duty in magistrates' courts in
Brooklyn transferred to precincts. = A raid
•was mad* on an alleged gambling house near
the Waldorf. = The TraSic Club had a
Etanny meeting. ■- - The Produce Exchange
appointed a committee to BOBSj the. trunk lines
10 reduce rates on ex part grain. _z^_^ It was
announced that Franklin Chase Hoyt, Assistant
Corporation Counsel, was to succeed the late
John B. Mcateaa as judge of the Court of Spe
rial Felons. == The University Settlement
started an Investigation of conditions on the
East Side.
THE WEATHER. — Indications for u>-day:
Fair- The. temperature yesterday: Highest,
74 decrees; lowest. 56.
GOOD WORK OX THE CAXAL.
Laud month's record of excavation aa the
Panama Canal anas on" of the most noteworthy
to the hWnrj 1 of that enterprise. Ft amounted
to 2.703,923 cubic yards, of which all except
377.073 cubic yards km taken from the canal
prism. That fell considerably *hort of the
April record, it is true — by no ]f»ss than 592,
173 cubic yards. But then April was a dry
month, while May was the first month of th»
rainy season, and was most uncommonly wet
cri'ii for May. At no point on the canal were
there fewer than twenty-one rainy days, while
»t «Jatun there were twenty-nine and at Has
Obispo there were thirty. The rainfall for the
month was nearly twice as preat as in May,
1I*»;. and more than twice as jjreat as in May.
l!« 07. At every poW save only Ancon it was
luii'ii preatfr than the average, and at pome
joints it was about twice •• great as the aver
vze Hnee observations were begun. Set while
tho rainfall was nearly twice as great as in
"If**;, the amount of excavation was consider
«Mv more than twice as much ■■ in May of
that year.
The total excavation done by the French at
all points. Including diversion channels,
amounted to .-)i. .in Sl£4&O00 «übic yards. From
May, 1301; lo June 1- VMS. the American en
gineer* cicavatbd 37JSS^S32 cubic yards. That
it. ahnal oaoihird of the total amount which
«nt* f:stimate«l to be necessary for a liutli level
(-anal. The omefc is now proceeding %vi>h en
lire Mnoothiicro and frwdom from unforeseeti
obstacles or conir4icatl6n< The '"-; is not in
craisiaj: ■«■ rapidly M is the efficiency of the
wort;. Htm in Aimust. KWST, there were ex
<av«t«il i:7:^7 cubic yards, and the expen
ditures; ror uujtioa and aaajfaaertag were
*l.lii<;.Su;; 15, or M cents ■ cubic yard; while
in April- WML excavation amounted to r'., 4 J I.»tt,
aaj eubi« yard* and aEaeaaatar«a to ."51..".50.
410 10. or less than 48 cents ■ <iilti<" ysrd —
lit-ti.- iiKiie than half as much as in WOT The
total cost for construction and ccjjlnecrinj;
down to May 1 of tJiis year was p2G.7iJ.093 Tl.
It may he of patios interest to note that
during the last mouth at the iathaMM the low
est temperature was <*«S, at Baa Obispu, and 71
j'.t AiK-on and Cristobal, and the highest was SO
at Cristobal^ M at Baa OWapo and u:\ at Aucou.
UuaiJdiry, of coarse, was hi«h. ranj^nj; from
s<s to 94, and. M we have -•'•''• the rainfall m*
Hoaaatb; preat, ■aauaafins to 7.01 inches at
Aucou, 13.1 < «t Baa Ohhawi. and _"-'<:• at <ri-
Bibal. Tl'eH- fi£urcs «ha» the physical «f»i<Ji-
Han* uudei wnleb our i— hjnnn and work
in'^ M . pUahiax an much, and thej ia
dicate a high degree of devotion to the (as*
and of efficiency for its achievement.
.- ah TO IXJUXCTIOX!?.
It is clear that the excited Plate of feeling
which exists among some of the leading dele
gates to the Chicago convention over the ex
pected tfanfc in the form relating to in
junctions has been artificially stimulated and.
in part, at least, reflects sharp political rival
ries. There is nothing intrinsically revolu
tionary in the suggestion that wrong may re
sult from the use of the writ of injunction,
nor is there any open or veiled attack upon the
courts in an effort to diminish the possibility
that such wrong will be done.
The purpose of any declaration on the subject
which Mr. Taft would ratify could not be
strange or menacing. It would be fairly and
fully expressed in a resolution testifying to the
confidence which the country feel* in the wis
dom and integrity of the federal court*, and
advising such an amendment of the statute of
procedure with respect to the writ of injunc
lion as will make their wellnigh universal
practice heretofore the invariable rule here
after.
THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
The fourteenth national convention of the Re
publican party began its sessions yesterday at
Chicago. .Since is"*;, when this party first put a
national ticket in the field, it baa elected ten Pres
idential candidates. Tot more than half a century
it has dominated American politics, since only
for twelve years in that period has the executive
power been lodged with an opposition President.
and only for four years has the opposition had
control, ii) addition, of the "two branches of
Congress. The. political history of the country
since 1856 has been largely the history of the
Republican party. It conducted the war for
the 1 (reservation of the Onion and superintended
the process of reconstruction. Suffering for a
time from too unchecked a rein and from short
sighted leadership, its authority was weakened,
and its progress was halted. In 1874 and 1880
it barely retained the Presidency- Its Presiden
tial nominee was defeated in IKKI. elected by a
great effort in 1888 and again defeated in ISirJ.
.Since 1896, however, it has taken a fresh hold
on the confidence of the voters, and its progres
sive and beneficent policies have re-established
it in the complete control which it enjoyed m
In<;>> and 1872.
.Since 18«.»4 the Republicans have not failed to
return ■ majority in the House of Representa
tives. The party's strength In the Senate baa
risen from a bare margin to a two thirds ma
jority. Every Northern, Middle Western and
Far Western 'state, except Nevada, is now Re
publican. Delaware and West Virginia have
been detached permanently from the once solid
.South. Maryland on national issues is hs often
Republican as Democratic. Kentucky and Mis
souri have both been carried for Republican
Presidential candidates. There Is good reason
for this recovery of power, for the Republican
party has justified its success by conducting the
executive and legislative branches of the gov
ernment with wisdom, vigor and enlightenment.
Since 1890 the progress of the country in in
dustry and commerce has been phenomenal.
The rosiKmsibilitics of the United States as a
world power have been vastly enlarged, the
standards of public service have been strikingly
raised, the national defence has been adequately
provided for and important domestic reforms
have been attempted aud accomplished. The
Republican party, under President Roosevelt's
leadership, has set our American bouse in order,
and the zeal it has shown in promoting national
interests and the nation's welfare has won it
the substantial approval of the American people.
Senator Burrows, the temporary chairman of
the convention, sensibly laid stress yesterday in
his speech on the practical and helpful charac
ter of the Republican record.
The convention of 1908 will apparently nom
inate another successful Republican Presidential
candidate. With political conditions as they
are, it could not well do otherwise. It has
chosen to emphasize the policies which have
made the party irresistible by deciding in ad
vance 10 name the one Republican in public life
most thoroughly associated with and committed
1.. those policies. William H. Taft is the logical
successor to William McKinley and Theodore
Roosevelt Ills nomination has been accom
plished by the force of party opinion, and few
Republican convent ions— even llx'se which re
nominated Presidents— realized more com
pletely than the one now in session in Chicago
that they were acting in entire consonance with
the will of the great majority of the Repub
lican voters. The Republican party of to-day is
singularly harmonious, confident and free from
factional dissensions and bitternesses. It will go
into the Presidential campaign expecting success
because it has folly and honestly earned it.
ALASKA'S COAL DEPOSITS.
Indications of the presence of both oil and
coal near Controller Bay. Alaska, were noticed
fully twelve years ago, but the first detailed
report on the subject is eml>odied in a bulletin
of the United States Geological Survey issued
this week. The field to which the account re
lates is situated about a hundred miles to the
westward of Mount St. Ellas and is near the
coast. Whether the petroleum found there will
possess much value is still undetermined, but
no such doubt concerning the coal now remains.
In an area embracing forty-seven square miles
are deposits of anthracite, soft coal which can
be converted into coke and «oft coal which
cannot be, but which nevertheless is useful
for the generation of steam.
These fads have ;1 considerable industrial im
portance. As long ago us l'.*<>4 Alaska imported
upward of one hundred thousand tons of coal
for its own use. -More than half of that amount
i! obtained in British Columbia. Besides,
nearly one hundred and forty thousand tons
were consumed by coasting steamers which
visited Alaskan ports. Some of the territory's
special needs wil! 11OW Im ' niPt ''- v tn<> noni<>
product. Before long Alaska will bo able to
■riM- copper smelters all the coke they want. By
the supply of cheap and excellent fuel for loco
motives a fresh stimulus will be Imparted to
the cons; ruction anal operation of Alaska a call
\v;iys. The company's which run steamships to
Alaska from Puget Sound and California may
find it protttabie l» establish stores of Con
(roller Bay coal .-n the soutLern termini of
their linos, as well as to fill the hunkers of
their urofln In dose proximity to the mines.
The character Of the deposits here referred to
« . —s significance, also, for the American
navy, which has hitherto been dependent for
us i.est coal on the East.
1 lie service which Alaska HI thus enabled to
render lo the country is the more valuable be
c-uise in this respe<-t nature hus not been par
li.ularly generous to the Pacific Coast states.
California has next to no coal and must pro
cure it from regions thousands of miles away.
Oregon is only a little better off. Washington
is now mining atraiHhJng like four million tons
m year and is I- winning to prove a formidable
rival to Hriti>h Columbia. Its product is
bituminous and can be converted into coke, but
it does !i"t quite equal Eastern coal nor that
i.f the Controller Bay dii-trict. whicii In quality
iv evidently unsurpassed by the richest deposits
«,i Pennsylvania and Wales.
The area of the Controller Bay coal field la
much 'mailer than the anthracite region of the
Keystone .State. Bo varied are the require
ment* of industry, however, that the world has
a use for the many grades of coal which its
"mines afford. Indeed. Alaska is now producing
several different kind-- That which Is fotin !
i,, the Yukon Valley Is lignite— ■ pretty poor
article, but uot to be de^pi- 3 *! when nothing
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. JTNE 17. 19W-
better can be had. letter varieties, are "being
mined at Cape Llsbnrrie. on the Arctic Ocean,
and on the Keuai peninsula, near the begin
ning of the Aleutian chain of islands. Hence
the Controller Bay deposits promise not only
to supplement handsomely the output of other
parts of Alaska, but also to meet to an pi
eepUonai degree a demand which industrial
rind naval needs will perpetually create. ••
DOESN'T KNOW IT'S ALIVE.
Bays "The New York American." apropos of
the Hon. David B. lulls declaration that there
iF uo Democratic party:
The Democratic party now is a corporation
owned by a handful of men not one of whom DBS
ever faithfully read the Declaration Of Inde
pendence, not one of whom covets the Justus
that a free government, ruled by men and not
puppets, necessarily insists upon, impels, de
mands. The party of Jackson, of Tilden, of
Thurman. of Palmer, of George, of Maxcy. 01
Bea Hill, of Toombs, of Voorhees, of Gray, ot
Harris, of Morrison, and of Vest and \ ance is
now merely a tradition. Its ashes are cold, and
weirdly come the echoes from its grave.
Isn't it inviting reprisals for the organ of
the only Incorporated party to twit the Democ
racy with being a corporation?
lint even if the Democratic party is dead It
continues to behave very much as if it were
alive. It keeps up the motions just as if it
were still animate and enjoyed the approval
of Mr. Hill and Mr. Hearst. It holds conven
tions. At least two men are seeking its nom
ination for the Presidency, and the papers take
enough Interest In its proceedings to record the
pro-res* of the contests and the capture of Hie
delegates. It is bravely indifferent to the echoes
that come weirdly from its pravc. It has read
its obituary every four years since the war.
If the Democratic party is dead, it doesn't know
it is dead, and that, we take it. Is a very
plucky and commendable spirit in a corpse.
On the contrary. Mr. Hearsts new party, if
it is alive, does not know it is alive. We have
watched over it anxiously for signs of anima
tion, but our patient vigils have i>ecn unre
warded. Occasionally there is a flutter of the
eyelids and a muscular twitch, but these symp
toms we begin to suspect are not those of life,
but of the operations of galvanism: The sum
mer waxes apace and where is the news of a
red hot contest for the Presidential nomination
in the Independence party?. Where are local
conventions meeting and choosing delegates
and Instructing them for favorite sons? Who
is seeking the nomination-? Where are the
tables in the newspapers showing who leads in
the race? Who are life contesting delegates?
The Socialist Prohibitionist and other minor
parties, wfiich have no reversionary interest
in dead men's shoes find lack that cheerful
confidence in the brevity of life characteristic
of the heir expectant, which delight not in the
mortuary statistics of great parties gone before
and Hie not moved to extravagant expectations
by "weird echoes from the grave" and other
symbols of mortality, nre going about their busi
ness and fulfilling their functions in an orderly
way. but where i<= this new party? No man
has* heard Its name for a month. Has it gone
to Europe to rest and recruit itself before en
tering upon an arduous campaign?
How can a great movement begin amid such
signs of inanimation? Are the men who are
founding the party of the future, the one to
which mankind will turn with a sigh of relief
from the present moribund hulks that have
outlived their meaning and their usefulness, the
one that will stand for real and vital issues— are
the men who are doing this great work so in
different to it that there is no striving among
them to lead in it? Where is the shouting, the
passion, the excitement, the niggle, the gos
sip that goes with political activity elsewhere?
It is time the new party found out that it H
alive.
THE FUTURE OF HORSE R.ArEZ.
With the bookmaker eliminated, -will the
public lo«c interest in horse rnclnp? Probably
it will, in so far as itH present delight centres
in wagers instead of horses: but in so far ns
a race between quadrupeds has any intrinsic
allurements for reasoning bipeds, tho disap
pearance of bookmakers cannot spoil tho fun
any more thuo tho banishment of popcorn
pedlets could. The ••gentleman high in the
councils of the Jockey Club" who says that the
<, tator'e mind cannot be properly centred
upon a raco or n horse in it without a wager
correctly describes a feature of tho modern
horse rare. As contests are now conducted.
the ordinary visitor pees the horses chiefly in
his imagination: Rhort. races which can bo
clearly witnessed only during the few sec
onds at the finish and the absurdly long in
tervals between events have reduced the spec
tacular side of the sport lo n minimum. But
these are Hie results of the high specialization
of race horses and racetracks, w^hich in turn
lias been induced by the huge stakes offered
and the heavy gambling indulged in. Because
the hop.- of 'gain has thus transformed the
sport, betting has naturally become more neces
sary to its enjoyment. But the suppression of
professional gamblers may only mean the aban
donment of the artificialities which they have
loaded upon the Institution.
Will the breed of horses deteriorate? The
breed which the exigencies of commercialized
racing have called into existence presumably
will dwindle; but those fragile animals are virt
ually useless save for short races. The hreed
iiur of carriage horses, track horses, farm
horses, pacers and trotters will be no more
seriously bindered than the breeding of watch
dogs would be by the decline of the dachshund.
If "all this is true, then It is fairly apparent that
the decline in property values due to tho
regeneration of racing 1s grossly exaggerated.
Vastly cheapened maintenance, due to reduc
tion in breeding expenses, stakes and jockey
fees, will make possible lower admission fees
find so attract to the racecourses thousands
of people who object to spending several dol
lars Just f'»r a few fleeting glimpses of a pack
of ••ponies. "• This forecast, be it remembered,
is made on the assumption that a horse race stil!
has some genuine human interest. If men's
tastes have changed of late, another story must
bo told- Perhaps the automobile has displaced
the horse as a racing machine; if so, jockeys
must turn chauffeurs and racing clubs take up
aeroplane contests.
TRUNK LINE SIGNALS.
In its latest issue "Engineering News" de
scribes apparatus which has been Installed In
the Kast River section of the subway with a
view to promoting safety there. The control of
traffic lv both directions between Howling Green
and Borough Hall is intrusted to the dispatcher
at the former station. In his office is a device
by means of which each block signal in the. two
tubas for a distance of a mile and n half shows
whether it utimdH at "danger" or "safety." In
the one case it displays r. red light and In the
Other a green one to the dispatcher.
So short a time has elapsed since the East
River tunnels were opened for service that the
virtues of the invention here referred to may
nut yet have been fully tested. Possibly years
will be required to prove whether it may bo
trusted to work satisfactorily, even on 0 small
scale. A much wider interest will be felt In
the matter, however, when it is known that the
experiment made by the Interborough company
Is one of the first of the kind, and that there
has been a good deal of talk about trying the
new .system on trunk line railroads.
For every block signal which is arranged to
report its movement to a train dispatcher a sep
arate wire is needed. Between Borough Hall
and Howling Green there are only about a do/en
signals, six or seven in each tube. Similarly to
equip a road tw* £*» • buudred miles loo*
I very much ' Inreor number of tvir^ wonld
be. demanded. Tho first post of the under
taking wot.in. of course, be large, »nd doubts
have been exposed in rojrard 1o the j^no»n^t
trustworthiness of the win* if they should bo
installed. "EnKlneerinß News" betrays misßiv
lan on this score, and b^vrs that the expense
involved and the possibility of failure, in erner
gendca would "for a 300-mile division offer
"objection* overbalancing any real or fancied
utility."
Th« Boa (Farias P. Murphy hi goingr out to
I/,,,,- ahead of time "to study the situation.
He will learn a good deal rnoro if he stops off
for a day or two at Lincoln, Neb.
E. preparing the Florida for the severe test to
which the was subjected last Saturday the
Navy Department employed means which were
not entirely original, for the monitor was kept
afloat by tho strength of the bulkheads, or par
titions, which divided her interior into water
tight compartments. Bulkheads are not new
features of marine architecture. They have
been greatly improved, however, and the su
periority of those recently detuned for the
American navy was demonstrated for, the first
time in Hampton Roads the other day/ What
ever doubts may have existed concerning the
older ships, it is now practically certain that a
big war vessel may be punctured by a White
head torpedo and yet remain in a navigable
condition. By the filling of one of her com
partments a slight list was given to the Florida,
and this might have interfered with the train
ing of her turret guns. Yet such a disability in
action would be comparatively trivial.
If the airship is destined to grow as rapidly
as the ocean liner ha 3 grown, sunlight will soon
be reaching the earths surface only on very
windy days, when aerial flights are uncomfort
able. The now ZeppeHn airship is said to be
443 feet long. This may mean that the 1,000
foot flyer is only a few years off, while the
Great Roc will look like a mosquito in the
twenty-first century. It will be an awful blow
to the umbrella and parasol manufacturers, as
well as to landscape artists and astronomers.
The war now being waged by Vale against the
tipping evil gives us the first substantial hope
that thr land may some day be rid of million
aire porters and servile patron*. Why didn't
somebody observe ten vents ago that deliver
ance from the superstitions of the tipping sys
tem lies through education? Our cities might
now be filled with young m<Mi able to pay a
waiter the exact amount of the bill rendered
without th» faintest perturbation. But better
late than never. If all the colleges will here
after include among their dearest traditions the
proper sentiment on tho subject of tip giving
the truth may become as popular as a college
yell and much more inspiring. And every Al
fonse who prefers petty grafting to working for
wages will buy a ticket for Europe. While
awaiting this happy event let us all join In a
hymn of praise to Yale for its latest defence of
true democracy.
The ruling of the magistrate that park
benches cannot be reserved for women and
children may be good law. but it is not good
s<Mise. Benches ought to be provided where un
escorted women and those with children might
sit apart ami be free from ogling and annoy
ance, and where they could avoir] the proxlmlty
of the undesirable men who are bound to fre
quent park benches in the hours when most
men work.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
After Jame* A. R*ctor had run the 100-yard dash
in 9 2-5 seconds at Charlottpsvllle. Va.. in Th«
Southern intercollegiate races, thereby going the
distance oti"-fifth of a second faster than any
other human bring has ever T>em credited with
running: it, he received hundreds of congratulatory
tfl* grams from loyal University of Virgina alumni
from all parts of the country. Among them was
one from bis father, who now Hvea at Hot Springs.
ArU., but who was born In Virginia. The paternal
telegram read as follow*: "May yonr head keep
l>aoe with your heels In the, race of life." Rector
read and reread the telegram, and then handed it to
"Fop" Lannlgan. his trainer. The latter perused
it with great care. "Well." he exclaimed, "you
rould Kive Solomon a handicap and beat him in a
walk if it did."
Tovrno It talus a pretty long while to share
yourself, doesn't it?
Browne — Not very; I can shave myself quicker
than my barber could.
Town*" — I don't believe it.
Browne — It"s a fact ; you see, he stammers ter
ribly. -Philadelphia Press.
Dr. William H. Toll nan, director of the American
Museum of Safety Devices, has been appointed
American <i'-lfgnt*> to the eighth International Con
gress for the Prevention of Accidents, which will
meet next October in Rome. Dr. Tolman. while ■
in Kurope, will also make a study of the methods
employed by the municipalities which have adopt
ed measures for beautifying cities. He will visit
for thai purpose Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Vienna
and other cities.
AS IT OFTEN HAPPENS.
A man with a most expensive kit, as fine as one ;
could wish.
And a boy with a pin together sit and try to snare
. the fish.
One school of humorists would plan to have the kid
catch most;
Another school would boom the man and give the
lad a frost.
But all Fchools may at times be wrong, for facts
are stubborn quite;
Both fishers sit there all day long and neither
gets a bite.
— l^ouisvllle Courier- Journal.
As a rule, th* building in which a wedding recep.
tion takes" place receives but little consideration in
a description of the ceremony, the decorations for
the occasion coining in for fur more notice, if
space enough be left after what has to be told of
the bride and bridesmaids and their costumes.
1 Not so recently in the case of the little house
which is tucked away almost at tho water's edge
In Turner street, Salem. There has been little,
change in its appearance since Hawthorne knew it
and named one of his novels after It; but even
on the occasion of a wedding it was perhaps only
proper that "The House of the Seven Gables"
should get longer mention than a much more pre
tentious country house or city mansion.
"What are your views on the question of pro
hibition?"
"Well." answered Colon*] Stilweli, "prohibition
: with me Is like a mile walk before breakfast or an
hour's exercise every day that tlio doctors tell you
about. It's a fine thing, a mighty fine thing, for
somebody — Washington Star.
"Chicago is not the only place out West where
delegates from all the states an; congregating."
said a stout German at the Grand Central Station
yesterday, leaning on a violoncello case while lie
mopped his brow. "We are going to Indianapolis
to the thirty-second annual convention of the Nord
amerlkaniseher tSangerbund. The convention will be
in session from June 17 to June 20. and the politi
cians If they came there might learn what can bo
accomplished through real harmony."
"Pa. what la an infidel?"
"A man who has never had reason as yet to be
lieve his time had come." — Chicago Record-Herald.
Dr. Wilfred T. GrenfelL the well known mission
ary, writing to "Tho Boston Transcript" from St.
Anthony's, N. F., says: "The best news received
here recently has been that of the. formation of an
anti-tuberculosis society for the colony-— not a day
before it was needed. That this Insidious enemy
has been allowed so long to prey, unheeded al
most, upon our people, and carry off daily victims
in an atmosphere second to none In the world, has
not been to our credit. Th© best part of the report
Is in what they Intend to do. Systematic sanitary
Inspection of schools is obviously needed, when one
may find a school with no sanitary arrangements
whatever, not a single window that will open and
not a ventilator of any kind. Add to this tubercu- i
lar children and you have an environment in which
our foe fairly revels."
"1 notice that Uoboken urer has been reading
the stus again."
"Served htm rtgtit. P«l!e« Sfub or •an&ljag-?"*-
Fhlladelphla Ledger.
About People and Social Incident*,
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From Th« Trthutve Burea.n.l
Washington, .fun* I*. The President manifested
the keenest Interest to-day In the op^nlnj; of th*
Chicago convention, reading all the press news and
private dispatches that came to his de?k. Secre
tary Taft came to the White House offices to
enjoy the news and read many of the dispatches
with the President.
The. American deletes to the Pun -American
Scientific Oongres*. to be held this summer In
Chili, called on the President t-. pay their respects.
Secretary Taft held a conference with the Presi
dent in the afternooTi regarding the purchase, by
Cuba of church property in Orlenta province.
Former Senator Stewart, of Nevada, asked the
President to use his influence to have inserted into
the Republican platform a plank pledging ih« party
to the rapid development of Western land by Irri
gation.
All the Cabinet members were present at th«
meeting to-day with th« exception of # Serretary
Metcalf, who is on his way to California- to spend
the summer; Secretary Garfield, who la in Hawaii,
and Attorney General Bonaparte, who Is in Phila
delphia to argue the coal roads cases.
THE CABINET.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, June 16.— The Secretary Of War
and Mrs. Taft were the guests for whom General
and Mrs. Corbin entertained informally at dinner
this evening at High wood, near Chevy Chase.
The Secretary of Commerce and I^abor and Mr?.
Straus, who spent the week end in New York,
have returned and do not expect to go away for
the summer until the end of the month.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[From Th' Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. June 15.— The Ambassador of Bra
zil. Senor Nabuco. Is making preparations to join
Sefiora Nabuco at Low? Meadow. Hamilton. Mass..
where she has gone for th* summer, about July 1.
He will be accompanied by the Counsellor of the.
Embassy, Gargal do Amaral. and the First Secre
tary and Mme. Chermont. Mme. Chermont. who
is visiting her sister. Miss Sloan, in the Green
Spring Valley, near Baltimore, will return in time
to accompany her husband north.
Dr. Vogel. the Minister of Switzerland, will
return to Washington from a short Southern trip
about the last of the week, and will start shortly,
accompanied by the Secretary of the legation.
Henri Martin, for Newport, where he will have
the summer headquarters of the legation.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[From Th* TribuDP Bureau, I
Washington. Jane -Washington has >*— <
the centre of the official social stage In favor of
Chicago, and those who did not go to the conven
tion are gradually departing for their summer
homes or various summer resorts.
The Rev. and Mr?. Charles M. Wood, of the
Church of the Covenant, have aoaa to New Tork
to sail to-morrow for their annual European
sojourn. • .
Mr and Mrs John W. Foster have also left the
carnal and have op-ned their place at Henderson
Harbor. N. Y. for the season.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Mrs Pembroke Jones has been placed in mourn
ing by the death of her sister. Miss Carrie Green,
at Fayetteville. N. C and will, therefore, ha pre
vented from entertaining at Newport this summer
and from taking part In the gayetles of the season.
Mrs Payne Whitney leaves town to-day for Bos
ton to join her mother. Mrs. John Hay, with whom
the will stay at the Hotel Somerset for the gradu
ation of her brother. Clarence Hay. Mr. and Mrs.
Payne Whitney have rented the late Charles T.
Barney's camp in the Adirondack for the rammer.
and will likewise be the guests cf Colonel Oliver
Payne at Newport. R. I.
nr, and Mrs. Louis Failures Bishop sail for Eu
rope to-day, to spend the summer at «•**«»■
helm. They will return to this country In Sep
tember.
Mr« O. H. P. Belmont Is about to go to Europe.
and will 'probably be accompanied by Harold an
derbllt and by Mr. and Mrs. W. K. \and-rbUt. jr.
James Stillman ana his son-in-law. William G^
Rockefeller, have gone to Canada on a fishing
trip.
Dt George A. Lung. U. S. S.. and Mrs. Lung:,
"were married in St Bartholomew's Church on
April 28. are staying at the Stan^sh_Arms. Brook
WILL OF QUrNCY A SHAW
Trustees to Support Charitable Enterprises
in Which Widow Is Interested.
Boston. Jun^ 1C- P«*— J N~- Engird char
itable organizations benefit by th» will of the late
Quincy A. Shaw, founder of the Calumet and Hecla
Mining Company, which was filM to-day in the
Suffolk County Trobate Court. Th* will provides
that Mr. Shaw's entire wealth. «?timatM at $»,
000 000 shall be lpft to his widow and fiv* children
in trust, but th" rxpeutor?. Francis C W>lHi. Rob
ert F. Herrick and Quincy A. Shaw. jr.. are to con
tinue to P'>pp->rt from the trust fund such charitable
enterprises as Mrs. Shaw may h» tnt^rp?tM in
Mr Shaw was interested in philanthropic work. In
which he was aided by his wife. Together they
pstabtlsh«*i the kindergarten pystetn in SMS city,
th- first In the country. The Chic Service Hon?*.
the North Bennett Street Industrial School and
many of the day nurseries here were support^ by
them.
GOV. HUGHES GOES TO PROVIDENCE.
Albany. Jim* Governor Hugrhes to-day dented
th« report that lie had talked over the telephone
with former Mayor Seth Low of New Tork. re
rardine his position with reference to fbm situation
at Chicago. The Governor said h.« had no further
communication with Chicago sine* he- sent his
dispatch yesterday in answer to one received from
Confcrepsman *Herbert Parsons.
Th« Governor started this afternoon for Provi
dence to attend the. commencement exercises to
morrow of Brown University, from which ha was
graduated. His son is a member of the student
body. The Governor will return to Albany on
Thursday.
MR. FAJRBANKS'S TRIP TO QUEBEC.
■Washington. June 16— The battleship New Hamp
shire will leave New York on June SO for Quebec,
to be present at the tercentenary celebration of
the founding of that city. Lieutenant Commander
David F. Sellers, of the bureau of navigation, has
been assigned as an aid to Rear Admiral Cowles.
Vice-President Fairbanks will go to Quebec on tho
vessel as the President's representative.
THE PAN-ANGLICAN CONGRESS.
London, June 18.— Tha ran- Anglican congress be
gan its business sessions here to-day. Seven meet
ing!", all largely attended, were held in different
parts of London. Among the subjects discus3«xl
were marriage, Christian revelation and similar
claims of other religions, the Church ministry, the
claims on th« non-Christian world, the Church at
work among the settlers in American colonies, th«
Anglican communion and the duty of the Church
to the young. Sessions will b« held three times
a day for a week. The American delegates to th*
congress are taking a. prominent part in th*
discussions.
SENATOR TAYLOR MARRIES.
Mlddletown. N. T.. .Tune IS.— State Senator John
C. Ft. Taylor and Mian Jeanette Kmi'.in* Beak«s
were married to-day at the home of the brlde'a
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Alonxo Beakes. Th«
Rev. Walter Rockwood Ferris, of Syracuse, per
formed the ceremony.
The wedding had been postponed until to-day
because Senator Taylor and his bride had planned
a wedding trip through Europe, which would hay*
taken him out of the country when the anti-race
track gambling bills were brought to a vote Sen
ator Taylor was a supporter of Governor Hughe*,
and when he learned that his rot* was needed to
pass the measure* he arranged to have the wed
ding take place after the extraordinary ne#iiinn of
the L*glslAtux«. Mr. anti Mrs. Tajrtog sUrtM on
t»i*i# 4*lays4 %)ura«r *> 4 ay.
lyn, until their bouse, In the Brooklyn 11177 -,
is ready .'or their occupancy. Mrs. Tvang ■was^ij'
Helen Van i'ir:i»n* o* P»ys»t-r. dsMssbtsr of ■?
Frederic J. Do Pcjrstcr. Her brother »ml SSHa^T
law, Mr. find .Mr*. F. Ashton t>» Peyst;r. who ,(.,."
also married th» latter part of April, are *pc a B _
their honeymoon abroad, and on thatr r«t3ra*Ma
make their bone with Mr. De sVastara ssotaoz
Mr. and Mrs. J. l{*>. Taller bass loft t«va sjb
B^lla Vista, their place at RicUfleld tpriags. Tijrl
they will upend the summer.
Mr*. Morris K. Jesup and Miss Kraarnj ScoO.
are staying at the Berkeley Hotel, in Londan, «■»
til the end of the season.
;,_,.-.
W. Butl-r Duncan and De Forr»s« Week* v*
fellow passengers of .1. Pjerpont Morgan on bosri
the Maaretanla. which is expoctel here to-axorrsir
afternoon.
Miss Antoinette W. Mar! ay daughter or Mr. aaa
Mrs. Mark W. Maehl w.ll be marri-rl to-day h
the Church of las Ascension Is Frederick j**,.
808. Mi:-^ MnCBSJ will hay» no attendants WUi
lam Johnson, jr., will be hi* brother's best man,
but th' will b*.- no ushers.
Mr. and Mrs. David T. Dana have Ml town «a»
are staying with Mrs. Richard S. Dana at Lenox.
They will spend the summer at I>r»ox with Mra
David T. Dana's mother, Mrs. M l>wi;at ColUer.
Mr?. H. Victor Newcomb sailed yesterday far
Europe and will remain abroad until tha fall.
Mr. and Mrs. IF. McK. Twombl;. and Mis* Ha'Jx
Trrombly will be mfsslnsc from Newport thiM sum
mer. They ««il carl n»xt month for Kurope. ac
coxnpanlefl by Mr. and Mrs. William A. 31 SssdEa
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[Ry T"»!»?mph to The Tr»bur». {
Newport, n. 1.. Jons I*. 1 ess 1-; ts b» a re
vival of fox huntinz in New yew I this sTrmttte-
Peter F. Confer, who has again taken a cottars
in Newport and who is expected within * msatfli
for th* season. ha« Informed osssa o* his *»•*
port friends that h» Till besjh the sport aSrct
Atisr'ist 1 and continue it tintil -jrtob^r 1. Th"»r»
will probably be hunt* thr«*e da; i i ■«-«»y "t-ir 4^
that tim«".
--■ «ral m«r» of the N^trport *\:;r.m»r Masai
arrived to-day. In>-'')'le>i to th« number sr? ?.?-.
awl Mrs. Kdwar i J. Tinker, *t *'»-■ Yorfr; 5Tr.
and Mrs 11. Mortim?r Brook. Sflss Anas SanS?,
of New Tork; Mr?. C. E. Forking an-1 tarn of
Boston, and Mrs. Arth'ir Rogers an<l family, cf
West ClMotor, P<»nn.
The He-,-. Roderick Terry h^n gone la NeT York
lor a short vu«ir.
Rear Admiral William H. Ew-tt I* 9 N.tijj
leased th? Thorndiie cot*ag». In Kay street, for
merly occupied by Mrs. J. C. Atterbury, tor tit
summer
Dr. Duncan McD. Monnx, ■-•' VMtasasaj 's at
the Benjamin Tbam cottage. *n B»' '»• •;» avenue.
Francis Roche arrived to-d^y and ts» at the La
Forge cottage-
J. C. Wit-ridge, of Baltimore, arr el tht§ ev«i
las.
Mr. and Mrs Robert L Qmrj arrived t>-.#
evening on UM s*ea;- yacht Elsetra
Harry ?°dgwi<-i< has returned to ICnrpart ,
. ■•
IN THE BERKSHIRE 3.
r?v Tataaaaoa •■ Th- THobm I
LenoT. Mass.. June IS.— Arrangements ■w»r» tb»<?i»
to-day for lbs arrival en ?atur»iay of nifr:6er3 pf
the Automobile Cl>!b 4 America, SJhS *"■' SBBBj
the night her*.
George. Munroa. nf Tuxedo Park, is a ?uest or his
aunt. Miss Adele KnSC I
Miss Helen Chase, of Ne-*- Tork. came up to
nizht for the season.
Miss Lucy Fr-llnehuyjen. who has been with h»r
sister. Mr?. Henry W. Gray, at the WBBSBa -im
parted tf>-day for the Maine coast for th* sSSOJat
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus McCermick. rf Chteaso. -.
rived at the Hotel Aspinwall to-day trtfh Cyras
MeCormiek. jr.. and Gordon BSCCocaaMl They will
be there for a part of the =<'ittiot<t Th» Hot»t
Aspinwall was op-ned to-day for the wasss. with
a lare* mnsbev of guests.
Robert 8 Brewster. of KSOJ \ n r\. ha? arrh-S'i ■!
th* Poplars. Mrs. Br-wster wffi Jela Mm lat-r in
the werk.
Mr. and Mrs Ha^s TrtnrMSss. »to ' * ?rl
tourin? in the B-rkshires. <i*part?fi to-day for N*w
Haven.
George A. Simpson has bought a tsrg- «stats a
West Stockbrld?e and has given a contract far a
fine residence.
Mr and Mrs. William Hall Va!k-r. •»• mm
bought Brookslde, hi Great BSililaaisn. arrived
to-day. _. .
TO HAVE CHARGE OF V. S. EXHUTT,
F. D Millet Appointed by President as Cm
missioner General at Tokio Fair
»* resident Roosevelt h»? appoint-^ Frank V Mil
let, a New York artist. «ft« Is rie»-|i il nt «*
the Municipal Art Ciiiiiialssli» m ■ oomrr.i?sloß?r
genera! to ha,- chance « th* United Stat=* ex
hibit at the Tokio International ExMWtton m 13T-
Associated with air. MilW »* epmm:??ir>n-r* ". ,
hi Francis B. I Ill—M and F. J. V. Skiff, of CM
caso. .
Mr. Millet may S' 1 »• Japan ihis sunn:' t>
mak« preparation- Hi ■'■" erection of a jrovera
ment buildin*. whh-h shall hooM the exhibits of
the manufacturer.', and neural r-^ur---« of _ tm
tuiaiUj as well as it? art products Mr. JBBre
who ha- b-en a m«nib»r of th- Na'- -•« <*■«
emy of D»si«n sin.- 1S& was .i"— °? **£*'
tlons ami function, si the Worlds Columbian
Exposition in SJB] - ,
Francis B. T,ooml* was EnV«* E ' trao !f "Tf, ° j L
Minister Plenipotentiary to Portugal. »™ -*/
cial Ambassador to France to receive the *«<*
of'john Paul Jones. June 23. 13«. and - *I^Z
ed Secretary of State, ad Interim. •■" ''^ / m
J. V mm has b~n director of th» ■**« 3J«9W»
of Natural History, of cm—* •*" »* JJ
wa« director in «-bi*f of T'ntrM «at« «&*£
at th* Paris Exposition. 19H4991. ««1 ****"*££
exhibits at the Louisiana r-.fchSOl Kis.-lßllfl
1901-"O5.
SMITH HAS 297 GRADUATES.
Northampton. M^. *— IS.-Th* thirtieth an
nual commencement at Smith College to-da> £•>
notable from the fact that the Urge* «™*££
graduates in the history of the i ! *^SSS
the Bachelor of Art* degree. The graduating >£»
this year numbered IK. Th* MasH of Mis* v- ■
fred H. Evan., of Atlanta. N- T.. who dl l J**
April, and Miss Kthel Burner,,, of S«""«*
Mass.. who was killed hi a cttrh«B> a«l p*
cently. appeared upon th, list •» gJ^SS
the bachelor degree. ti -..- «savM of ■•*»*■ of A«3
was conferred upon eight can-lWa^.
Dr. Hugh Black, of the Union Theot^i. .tl Scjn
IsaW. New- York, delivered the commencement ad
dress.
GRADUATED AT NORTHFiELD SEMINARY.
Vorthfleld Maaa *"• l«. Thirty-fly- student*
J^SSLi ~ -^
An address was delivered by the Uev. L»r. wx-
Johnston, of Montreal. .... I: . nMr .v of
The resignation of Colon-l J. A- ,
New Brunswick. N. X. prudent of th- M-J* J
tmste.es of the Mount Hermen School- ™»
nounced. The vacancy will be flll*l at tH- ntf«
trustee** meeting in September.
NATIONAL SAENGERFEST OPENS TO-O*V
morrow.
TEMPERANCE FOUNDER HONORED.

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