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Financial -• • • * \ A
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Furnished Apartment* to Ut J i 5 4
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P'jTnm»>T Ke«nrt» * - n ;-(l
ISumtn^r Bes»rts> •" . 3 fi
The Turf ■■ , 12 5-«
To I^t for BSSiSSSi Purr"*** i _ fi
Trlr.ane Subscription Rat*« ..-— * « 5-fl
True* Companies I**Vl» 1 12 '-"•
rr.furniFhea Apartment* to I^-t » 1S
•Winter Ki-Sinis 4 <! 7
\rork Wanted ILIIIHILHII^m.— —^—^—^
SUNDAY, JTJN-E 21, 190 S.
It* newpaper *• ctmed and puWthcd by
The Tribune A**oci<jtion, a -Vo«c York corpora
lion; >Pn and principal place of businc**. "**
«ne BvMing. .Vo. Mi Vff»«« stifct, ]T«c Far*;
Offden Mill*, president; Xcthaniel Tuttic, sec
retary and treasurer. The address of the on
cers is the o-fflce. of this netefpapcr.
THE WMWM THIS XORXIXG.
PORCTGN — Unionists won the "legion *J
the Fu^.-v division of the West Riding of
j . £by 113 vote,: the Übgg i^nty^t
fh " Friti.V Trnval family will attend th<> xve<l-
Jin R of h~ Hot! fol« Hubert Ward and M.>*
Reid in the Chapel Royal next Tuesday _ -— —
EW. Davis, of New York, former President of
the Davis-Lawrence Company, was a™* l ™*?"*
shot and killed at hi* ramp in northern New
Brunswick = The Admiralty Court in Lon
•STZSm that the British enn^r^a.;-
l r was to blame for the coOWon with the
A Ur n liner St. Paul. == It bj affirmed
ttaT<Ml Britain and B«-ri- hwe tate-Mj
OM Shah's nde that his intensions " the
Fer^ian threw* are |na*ntarfW« mvi that In
ca«* of a catastrophe the two powers would
yupp"rt the succession of the Shah's Ron. — — -
It \va<= Beml-offldally announced in Rome that
th date of the n-xt consistory had not been
d"cid-d and that the selection of American
cardinals was. highly improbable. ===== Jlw
banns of M«e. Anna Gould, who «M fjnwri>
th* Countess de castellan^, and Prince Helie de
Paean were posted in Paris. ===== It developed
in Lisbon that most of the funds advance t«
the late Kinsr Carlos by Parliament worn to lift
mortgage* placed on the Braganza estates by
th" take King Late.
DOMESTIC— The conference of Secretary
Taft Congressman Sherman and the Republi
can pub-committee in Cincinnati over the ques
tion of national chairman was fruitless, and an
other mating will be held in Washincton on
july 1 ■ Secretary Taft spent the day in
his" native city. Cincinnati, where he had a
In ail i reception, and he will start to-day for
%> w Haven to attend the Yale commencement.
= General 'Luke E. Wright will accept the
post or Secretary of War. to which he has been
appointed to succeed Mr. Taft. on June -><>.
The Lone Island Railroad train bearing
President Roosevelt and his party to Oyster
Kay narrowly escaped a wreck, the engineer
peeing a danger signal just in time. .... - Mme.
"Wu Ting-fang. wife of the Chinese Minister,
arrived at San Francisco. ■ In an article in
"The Commoner." W. J. Bryan criticises the
Republican National convention at Chicago un
der the .apt ion "A Full Retreat." — Theo
dore Sohultz. a motorcyclist of Reading. Perm..
crashed into a fence while practising on a
"Wilkes-Barre track and was killed; Joseph
Rice, a rider who mi following; was severely
injured. Henry Clews told the Maine
Bankers' Association that Wall Street might
■nd Hr. Taft's methods and firmness as effective.
as Mr. Roosevelt's. == A hurricane up the
*;tai<» uprooted acres of fruit trees and did
oth«-r damage. ====== The balloon Boston, in
which were Charles GMddea and Leo Stevens.
•was shot at while passing over Brattleboro. Vt..
but the bullets glanced from the gas bag. -
An explosion on the Hamburg-American freight
i-teamer Arcadia in Philadelphia, killing three
stevedores and injuring a score, was attributed
to a bomb supposed to have been placed in the
hold by Liverpool strikers.
CITY. — Storks were dull and firm. == Sev
eral persons were seriously injured when a
"Wiliiamsburg trolley car caught fire. ,',' ■ . The
first Republican campaign flag in this city was
raised by the West Bide Republican Club, ac
cording to the claims of that organisation. ■
Corporation Counsel P.»ndl-ton appointed severai
new assistants. — Many ratifications were
jtlanned for this week by (oca! Republicans.
. New York delegates to the Chicago con
vention returned home. . A blind girl and
her nearly sightless grandmother were run down
by an automobile at Sixth avenue and 34th
street. ; = idlers returning from the mimic
war, M] victims to the intense h^at. = The
Brooklyn Hank elected directors and announced
it would reopen on Tuesday. =.= Paris bankers
took $30,000,000 f National Railways of Mexico
4 per cent general mortgage bonds. == A
movement was said to be on foot in Wall Street
to abolish the "unlisted department" in the
Stock Exchange. = Republicans of the S4M-.
Assembly District ratified the national t!'ket.
~ . An unknown man man committed suicide
by throwing himself under a subway train.
THE WEATHER— lndications for to-day:
Fair and warmer. The temperature yesterday:
Highest, ST degrees; lowest. 69.
rare FOREIGX view.
The choice of an American President is
America's own business. Nevertheless that '
"decent resi>ect to the opinions of mankind"
with which 132 years ago we began our na- !
tional career. !f not the bard's desire 'to see
ourpel's as ithers see us." invites some passing
»'id not unthoughtful attention to the views
which the well informed men of other binds
take of our choice «-.f,n chief of state. It is
Bar wont in America to be so free with com
r<nts. laudatory or derogatory, on the affairs
of foreign countries that it would ill become
us to be oversensitive or resentful at the com
ments made by others upon us and ours, even
though they were less favorable than we might
la the present case, however, there is no
pmv.vation to irritation, reasonable or unrea- '
f- 1 11 i!'.'-. The consensus of foreign opinion j
of SO* next President is as favorable as the
Bssafl pensftfve American could wish. And this
Is ili< more gratifying because Mr Taft is
perhaps better known to other lands and has
DSsse into direct touch with them and their
affairs nn»r«* tliao any preceding President or
Presidential candidate. So much is suggested
I 1;,I 1 ;, i/ie one tin favorable comment upon his nom
ination which nw have seen, that of "La Petite
I»» jiublique." <if Paris, which regards it as a !
deplorable surrender sf this country to the J
?;»irit '<! imperialism. No such thing is. of
course, involved in Mr. Taffs nomination. Vet
it is <j-iit« true that be has been above all oilier I
lji't, conspicuously Hint authoritatively afso- j
dated with those far-reaching Interests «if •
America which the ill informed or prejudiced ;
Lave 4-nlled imperialism. That in so doing be i
hag so completely < oUim»ll<Je<i til.- confidence
:in<l respect of cUeas and alien binds with
which he or America through him has come
into contact is an Impressive tribute to the
quality of Li*; statesmanship. j
More just and illuminating by far is :li«- eb- '
1 serration which is made by other and weightier
exponents of European opinion, that the choice
of Mr. Taft is indicative of an increasing «C
ognltlon an.l assumption by America of her
share of responsibility for the world. That is
true and it is a fact which should «■« satis
faction and exultation rather than rot.
There really never was a time when we did
not "care for 'abroad.'" and we should never
affect not to care. There really has been no
, time when we have not been a "world power"
i with worldwide responsibilities, and author
' ity, and there should never have been a time
! when we affected to deprecate and deny such
a status. There is no occasion for any of that
swaggering Chauvinism which is either con
temptible or detestable, but there is cause for
I rational satisfaction in the nation's frank as-
I sumption, of its place in the peerage of powers,
and also in the earnest thereof which the world
j sees in the selection of William H. Taft to be
i the successor of Theodore Roosevelt
A PERSOXA GRATA candidate.
The unstinted approval of Mr. Taft's candi
dacy. North. South, East and West, proves the
soundness of the national convention's judg
ment No Republican newspaper has failed to
indorse the nomination as eminently wise and
satisfactory. No Republican leader has ex
pressed the slightest resentment at a choice
which undeniably reflects the party's will. No
element In the Republican organization, how
ever small, feels that it has just cause for dis
affection. It will require no diplomacy to bring
the backers of other candidates at Chicago Into
line as cordial supporters of the national ticket.
They were in line from the moment of the nom
The country as a whole has recognized that
the Republican Presidential candidate is fully
equipped by character, ability and experience to
discharge with credit all the arduous duties of
the Presidency. Even the Democratic news
papers admit his capacity and his fitness. The
Democratic press of the East seems even now
to be getting ready to give him a qualified sup
port, and the Southern newspapers, although
they will not bolt the Democratic ticket, are
able, to contemplate the probable election of Mr.
Taft with serenity and equanimity. "The
Charleston News and Courier" has always si*>
ken of Mr. Taft with unconcealed affection and
admiration. Between Taft and Bryan its per
sonal choice would be Taft. But "The Atlanta
Constitution." always a stanch Bryan paper,
is almost as outspoken as its South Carolina
neighbor. Said "The Constitution" on Friday:
And while "The Constitution" and the Southern
States, sneaking by and large, maintain a polit
ical alignment antagonistic to Judce Taft, we
risk few contradictions in stating: that the domi
nant element in this section will view hi? nomi
nation j»s the wisest and most acceptable choice
that could have b**en made by bis party so far
as the interests of the South and the. nation are.
concerned. The affiliations of "The Constitu
tion" and the Southern States are too well
known to require elaboration. Rut should the
Democratic party fail of success at the polls
■ml November wo believe observant Southern
ers will regard the accession of Judge Taft to
th- Presidency with confident complacence.
There is, indeed, a concurrence of opinion in
■1! sections that Mr. Taft. pledged, as he is. to
maintain the progressive policies of Theodore
Roosevelt, and exceptionally equipped, as he is.
for all the duties of an administrator, will make
an eminently satisfactory President. He pos
sesses the qualities and the training which cre
ate popular confidence and allay factional or
partisan rancor. He is the kind of man to ob
tain the approval of every section, for as Pres
ident he will work with clear fidelity to his
great trust to advance the interests of the en
tire nation. The battle is half won for a candi
date who has thus already disarmed all sec
tional and factional prejudice.
MR. BRYA\ A\D "THE EAGLE."
Kays "The Brooklyn Eagle." commenting on
The Tribune's suggestion that our contem
porary across the bridge would probably bolt
the Democrat^' ticket as soon as the Denver
convention was over:
The Tribune should have more closely read
the Eagle than to suggest that we are waiting
to see on what platform Mr. Bryan, if nomi
nated, will stand or have himself placed.
For Mr. Bryan on no platform whatever will
the Eagle be.
For Mr. Bryan under no circumstances what
ever will the." Eagle be.
For no platform and for no candidate what
ever of Mr. Bryan's making or prescription will
the Eagle be.
The Eagle neither waited for Chicago to pay
the foregoing nor is it waiting for Denver to
qualify the foregoing.
It is but reiterated here and now to enable
The Tribune to be under no doubt whatever on
The Eagle is historically and logically Demo
cratic, wholly anti-Bryan and wholly anti-Popu
"The Eagle" has apparently read into our
comment something which it did not contain.
Wo said nothing about its attitude being de
termined by the platform to be adopted at
Denver. We merely suggested that there was
a bare possibility that Mr. Bryan might not
be nominated. He might die before the con
vention meets. For the rest, we have never
doubted that "The Eagle" would oppose Mr.
Bryan on any platform and would make that
fact clear enough when the psychological mo
ment came to publish the announcement.
A portentous rale comes from the Isthmus
that American marines with fixed bayonets —
bayonets must always be fixed, just as a re
volver must always be smoking and a thud must
always be dull and sickening — are to stand about
each and ever?" pollinc place in the Republic of
Panama at the elections of next Sunday and the
Sunday after. We wonder if the marines know
it. If not it would be a pood story to tell to them.
The fact is that the United States government
has not proposed such a thing, the Panama gor
ernin»-!it has not agreed to It, and naturally
would not agree to it. and in brief no such
thing is to be done. Witt] these corrections the
aforesaid tale may be accepted with due re
The plain truth of the cape seems to be just
this, that the United States troops which are
regularly stationed in the canal zone will re
main in the canal zone as usual during the
elections, unless there is need of them else
where. We suppose that if there should be
an election riot or other outbreak in Panama
which the Panama n government was not able
to quell the American troops would promptly
be marched to the scene. The constitution of
the Republic «'f Panama in Article 136 ex
pressly provides that "the government of the
"United states of America can Intervene in
"any part of the Republic of Panama for the
"purpose of establishing the public peace and
"constitutional order in event <«f the same hav
ing been disturbed,*' and tin* general treaty
between this country and Panama in Article 7
also provides that "right and authority urn
"granted to the United States for the main
tenance of public order in the cities of Pan
"ania nnd Colon and tlie territories and harbors
"adjacent thereto, in case the Republic of
• Panama should not he. in th< . k judgment of
"the United states, able to maintain such
"order." With such authority and responsi
bility the American authorities on the Isthmus
will naturally be ready for any emergency. But
there if; no reason to suppose that they will
meddle with Panaman affairs gratuitously or
BnleSS there Is amplest need of it.
ii may l»e added that ;m agreement. was ;y.
centiv made by the two governments thattb«f
should together Investigate the charge* of frauds
committed by electoral boards in making up the
registry l if-tK for the election, that that investi
gation h;is new been made and that the result
reveals no indication of frauds or anything more
NEW-YORK DVILT TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 1008,
than some irregularities such as are likely to be
found In any country.. The outlook is for a
quiet and nn honest election, with the marines
having nothing to do hut to loaf around camp iv
the canal zone ami listen to the tales which are
traditionally for their hearing, -while the Re
public of Panama maintains and enjoys the life
which Secretary Taft prescribed for it at the
bejrfaning of Its career, "a peaceable life, a
"life of government that shall know no changes
"except those according to the rules of law and
BRYAN MAY GET THREE-FOURTHS.
If Mr. Bryan is alive three weeks from now
be will be the nominee for President of the
Democratic"; party. His choice at Denver on
the first. ballot Is a certain ty. The Tribune has
for months pnst foreshadowed this action, since
in its judgment Mr. Bryan completely dom
inated the Democratic parry, ami efforts to
sidetrack him had no serious support among
the Democratic masses. A week ago our rec
bird of the preferences of the delegates-elect
to Denver showed that the Nebraska states
man, had already a thirds majority. He
had then G<sß votes. Last week 60 delegates
were elected from Colorado, Florida, Missis
sippi and Tennessee, and "Mr. Bryan got 59 of
them. His present total is 727.
Sixty-four delegates are still to bo .chosen
from the four states of Georgia. North Carolina,
Vermont and Montana. ' Georgia's delegation
may be divided, but Montana and North -Caro
lina are likely to support Mr. Bryan; If we
credit him with no votes from Georgia or Ver
mont we must still run his total up to 757 —
a three-fourths majority in the convention. The
two other declared candidates, Gray and John
son, have only 33 sure votes between them.
It would not be surprising if Mr. Bryan's
name were the only one presented at Denver.
THE ISA ME OLD STORY.
The Fourth of July of last year seems to be
much more than a scant year away. We should
say it antedated the longest memory of living
men. For surely on no other ground which
would be creditable or reasonable could we
easily explain the present or.ilviousness to the
horrors of that day and to the passionate reso
lutions which were then mad? that there should
be no more such orgies of racket, arson, man
gling and death. Last Fourth of July was in
deed less abominably abused than many of its
predecessors. Yet it was so bad as to arouse
widespread and intense indignation wide
spread and as intense as that which will be
felt a fortnight hence at this year's repetition.
For repetition of It there evidently Is to be,
at least in this community, despite all the re
morseful resolutions of a year ago. The thing
has indeed begun. The crackle of firecrackers
and the vicious snapping of toy pistols are
familiar sounds in many parts of the city by
night and day. Already, too, there have been
reports of casualties, some of them fatal. It
is the same old story of yielding to the un
worthy fear that if we did not for a time
grant free license to make life hideous we
should be chargeable with lack of "patriotism":
that if we objected to having sick people tort
ured and well people made ill we should be
looked upon as "killjoys," and that if we
professed a dislike to seeing children die of
tetanus we should have "no red blood in our
It is an amazing spectacle, which might al
most be deemed to disprove our national pos
session of n sufflHent degree of reason to qual
ify us to learn wisdom from experience. When
a building collapses, or a steamboat sinks, or
a theatre is burned, and some lives are lost.
we do something practical to prevent, at least
for a time, a repetition of the disaster. But
when worse disaster comes throtigh our cele
bration of the Fourth of July, we make a little
fuss about it for a time, and then do nothing.
ERUPTION OR BOMBARDMEVTf
A puzzle which has no little fascination for
others than men of scientific training is pre
gont.^d by a strange feature of the scenery of
Arizona. Tn that territory exists a ring shaped
ridge, inclosing a depression which Is about
six hundred feet deep and two-thirds of a mile
across. So far as is known, the formation is
without an exact parallel anywhere else in the
world. For the origin of what has been called
Coon Bntte Crater two theories have been ad
vanced. One. as the name suggests, is that the
hole is the product of volcanic action. The
Other is that the depression was caused hy the
impact of a meteoric mass of colossal propor
tions. In the semnd of these explanations Dr.
George P.' Merrill, geologist of the Smithsonian
Institution, is said to have expressed faith
within the last few days, after a visit of Inves
tigation ti> Arizona.
However close the resemblance between tho
Coon Butte ring and a crater may be, the theory
that it resulted from eruptive force has not
Ivcen fully substantiated. Not a trace of lava
has been found in the neighborhood. Tbe rock
strata around It consist of limestone only, «>
far as has been observed. To establish the rival
theory which was seriously considered only
about three or four yejfrs ago has also been ex
ceedingly difficult. The first hint was furnished
by the discovery of the so-called Caflon Diablo
meteor in Arizona. This object, which has pos
sessed a peculiar interest for mineralogists be
cause it contained a diamond and furnished a
new clew to nature's method of manufacturing
South African jewels, was found ro far away
from the "crater"' that It could not properly be
regarded as a fragment detached from a larger
mass at Coon Butte. Meteoric stones so often
break into pieces after entering the earth's nt
mosphere that it was hoped that characteristic
bits might be found in the immediate vicinity
of the mysterious depression in Arizona. But
diligent search has thus far failed to supply any
such evidence, which, after all, would be merely
circumstantial. With great discretion, there
fore, a hunt for a much more convincing kind
of testimony has been conducted by boring small
holes In the bottom of the "crater" itself.
To this undertaking a powerful stimulus waa
lent by the unique possibility that the earth's
••rust had been punctured by a projectile having
a diameter of two-thirds of a mile and coming
from a region infinitely remote. So little en
couragement was received in the first year <>r
two that the meteoric theory was almost com
pletely abandoned. Still Uu exploration was con
tinued, and some of the wells have now attained
a depth of mnre than eight hundred feet. Pre
cisely what has recently been found there is not
announced in the brief Washington dispatch on
the subject, and it !s conceivable that Dr. Mer
rill's own confidence may not be absolute. Even
so. his adhesion to the theory is at least worthy
No sound argument against the Iwmibardment
hypothesis can be found in the fact that the
largest known meteoric masses measure only
a few fe«-t across. So far as we are aware, no
limit bus been placed by astronomers on the
size of the vagrants of celestial space. A pome
whfit more formidable objection, however, is
found in the assertion thnt the layers of rock
■round (he ".rater" are slightly upturned at
their edgea. ETnleaa further examination shows
that the facts bare not been correctly stated, it
inns! be obvious that the force which made the
hole operated from below, not from above.
Perhaps the snfent opinion is thnt the advocates
of neither the meteoric nor the volcanic espla
nation of the formation of the Ooon Bdtal won
der have vet proved their case
Ftransr* thoughts assail us as we read, in an
evening paper, th* "lines" of a man who wants
a piece, as "executive." The advertiser de-
Bcrl^s himself thus: "Thirteen years' experl
"ence hanking. iras. railroading. public affairs,
"newspaper and magazine. Qualified as office
"manager, attorney, agent, secretary, editor,
"correspondent, cashier." bookkeeper, stenogra
pher and typewriter. Outside, " travelling:,
"investigating, organizing and financing. Tact
"ful. thorough, seasoned." Can it bo that Mr.
Bryan is already casting an anchor to wind
ward? Or is It possible that there is a second
omniscient American who. for a. consideration,
stands ready to lecture on the Old Testament,
advise on financial legislation, edit a newspaper,
manufacture gas. discourse learnedly, on rail
road regulation and organize anything from a
Sunday school class down to the Democratic
With Ohio and New York furnishing the can
didates for President and Vice-president th«
Republican party has won three Presidential
contests and lost none. Another triumph for
the combination is due this year.
\\o thought that wa* an ominous announce
ment of a week or two ago that the Yaqul na
tion had forsworn tho warpath, had disbanded
and had merged all Ms members into the peace
ful mass of Mexican citizenship; and. sur«
enough, here comes the story that another Yaqul
war has begun in rral earnest, the nation being
more united and resolute in its independence
than ever before. We shall expect the Yaquls
to disband and th»ir wars to cease at about the
time of the aiding of the Dutch war in Acheen.
and that will be when Campbell's Last Man is
getting gray headed.
Commander Peary is planning to start for the
North Pole on July 1. He wants to get away
from the firecracker racket.
In its opinion that Captain Pn^sow of th<» St.
Paul was in no way to blame for the recent
collision between his ship and the cruiser Gladi
ator the court martial which passed judgment
on the affair was cl^ar and emphatic. Even
more decisive and gratifying is the vindication
given by the British Admiralty in confirming
the verdict. Exoneration must b» peculiarly
pleasing to the owners and the patrons of the
American Line in view of the source from which
Senator Foraker has written to Secretary Taft
wishing him success as a candidate for the
Presidency, and Mr. Taft has cordially acknowl
edged the Senator's courtesy. Now is the time
for all good Republicans to come to the support
of the ticket and the country.
Airships, like babies, occasionally fall to do
their prettiest when on exhibition before admir
ing friends. Delagrange has had in Milan some
what the samei experience that disappointed him
and the royal observers of his experiments in
Rome a few weeks ago. Possibly he may find
consolation in the fact that fount yon Z^ppHin
nnc« suffered an even more bitter humiliation
of the pam« sort in the presence of a group of
spectators which included the King of Wurtem
A hot wave is reported from Chicago. Maybe
there will b» a frost at Denver.
T>?wis Nixon, former leader of Tammany Hall,
(•ays that Mr. Taft as a candidate will gr^-w
weaker svery day until election, and that the
Democrats should have no difficulty in carrying
the country. It would be a sham© to wake Mr
Nixon up. and no one will begrudge Democrats
in general such patisfartinn as they may be a"Me
to get out of pipe dreams.
A fatal automobile disaster the other day Is
attributed to an attack of heart disease from
which th« driver is supposed to hav<» s>uff»ri=d.
Th« explanation is plausible and probably tru»,
and it suggests the inquiry how muny accidents
are due tn that cause, and also how many at
tacks of heart disease are due to excessive auto
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
Th* United States forest service has Issued a
pamphlet giving details of th* extent and im
portance of the white pin* blight. Th« blight first
made its appearance in this country about five
years ago, nnd although It has become distributed
throughout Central and Southern New England and
has reached New York no great damage has yet
been done. "Th« situation," says the pamphlet,
"Is not on* which calls for alarm, but simply for
watchfulness and further investigation. Every
one is urged to send to the government all the
Information on th* subject, together with specimens
of affected twigs. It Is particularly desired to
learn as much as possible about Its distribution
and It? appearance and development during the
coming season. Such Information will help greatly
In determining what the trouble Is ami the bt-st
methods of dealing with it."
"My!" exclaimed little Billy, as he gaz«-d at the
lithograph. "I'd like to be a giraffe. Just think
how easily you could 'rubber" over the baseball
'That's all right," replied Tommy, "hut there
Is another time when you wouldn't want to have
a neck like a giraffe."
"When is that?"
"Why In the mornings when your ma begins to
ecntfj your neck with soap and water." — Chicago
David Rankln, a member of the Missouri delega
tion to the Republican National Convention, is
said to be the largest Individual farmer in the
world. He was the oldest delegate in the conven
tion, having passed his eighty-third year. His
farm in Atchlson County, Mo., comprises 25,000
acres, IS.OOO acres being given to the cultivation of
corn and the other 7,000 to pasturage. l^ast year
his corn crop reached over 1,000,000 bushels. He
has 10,000 cattle and 25,000 hogs. "I made my
first start," said Mr. Rnnkln, "with Just $100. I
began buying and driving cattle to market on a
small scale sixty-one years ago. That was from
Burlington, lowa, and Chicago was my destination.
I sold those cattle at a spot less than two blocks
from where the Coliseum now stands." Mr. Ran
kin is S feet 2 Inches tall.
Oldum — Persevere, my boy, persevere; There's
only one way to accomplish your purpose and that
Is: "Stick to It "
Youngman— Hut suppose your purpose Is to re
move a sheet of fly paper that you've sat down
upon unthinkingly? — Philadelphia Press.
The Canadian government is starting a vigor
ous campaign for the Improvement of tobacco.
Two years ago a tobacco expert, Felix TtITISSU.
was brought from France to see what were the
possibilities of Canadian tobacco culture. He has
been conducting experiments In Quebec. Ontario
and British Columbia, end. nays "Canada." a
wookly published in . London, has found that a
high grade of tobacco can be produced, but that
the methods of production and curing followed In
the past have be#,n defective.
"Is there anything I can do. " erIM an exas
perated West Side mother, "to induce you to go to
"Yep." responded the small boy, promptly
"Well, for goodness' sake, what Is It?"
"Lemma stay up an hour longer."— Cleveland
The Windsor Theatre, in the Bowery, near Chat
ham Square, which has betri condemned to mnke
way for sn nppronch to the Manhattan Bridge, is
the second Windsor Then re to occupy the. site.
The first one was destroyed by fire about twenty
flve years ago. Shortly nfter the present theatre
was opened nn a German playhouse in tss« a train
loud of politicians came to New York from Albany
over Friday evening while th« legislature was lii
session. A member from what Is now "De Ate"
Invited a party of about twenty of his colleagues
to go with him to the Windsor to see a "goo.l
show." "It's in my district, «nd I want to *lye
them a lift." lie said. Every one accepted. They
went from the Mat ion. stopping only once "to see
what time it was," to the theatre, and took the
front seats, which had been reserved for them, be
fore they discovered that Daniel Bandman'was
playing Natclsse in Orman. They eat through an
act and then adjourned to the Atlantic Garden,
where the perpetrator of the Joke was condemned
to pay a large, liquid fine.
"Ftcurei don't lie." remarked the man who utters
• That true fo far as mathematics Is concerned "
answered tho campaigner. "But in politics a back
number la liable to prevaricate acme."—Washing
ton St^jr. * '
About Teapte and Social Incident*
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Tribune Bur»aa.l
Washington. June JO.-The President and Mr.
lloosevelt. with Mis, Ethel and Quentln. left the
<Vhlte House thin morning at S:2O o'clock for Sag
f.more Hill. Oyster Bay. for the summer vacation,
expecting to return by the end of September. Dur
ing their absence extensive repairs will OS .made
in the White House. Th- exterior Is to be re
painted and the Interior freshened by painters, car
penters and upholsterers. The thorough quadren
nial renovation of Ins building will not be- mad
until next year.
[From Th- Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. June 20.-Secretary Root, who ac
companied the President and Mrs. Roosevelt and
th«lr family this morning a-« far as Jersey City,
will go at once to Clinton, his summer home, to
join Mrs. Root, who preceded him there several
Secretary and Mrs. Cortelyou will km here
about July 1 for their summer place on Long Island.
Mrs. Taft and her younger son, Charles, will go
to New Haven on Sunday evening to join the Sec
retary of War. Mrs. Taft spent th« afternoon at
Chevy Chase to-day, as she did yesterday, and was
again the centre of attraction, all the members
of the club and their guests wishing to congratu
Postmaster General Meyer, who went as far as
New York with the President to-day. Is going di
rect to his home at Hamilton, near Boston, to meet
his sixteen-year-old son. George yon I. Meyer. Jr.
The latter has beer* at <;roton ami will soon go
abroad to join his mother and sisters. ABeS and
Julia, at Kl?singen. Bavaria, and will return with
them about August 1. when they and the Postmas
ter General will go to Hamilton for the rest .of the
season. Mr. Meyer will be back in Washington the
latter part of next week, to remain a month.
Secretary and Mrs. Straus have not yet decided
when to close their house her*, the work of the
Department of Commerce and Labor reiuiring the
Secretary's close attention for some time yet.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
I From Th» Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. June 2>.-The French Ambassador
and Mme. Jusserand are expected at the embassy
to-morrow for a day or two before going to New
York to sail on June 25 for the summer in France.
Seftor Nabuco, the Brazilian Ambassador. 13 pre
paring t:> remove his embassy staff about July 1
to Hamilton. Mass.. where Mm*. Nabuco and their
family are already established at I.,ongmeadow. one
of Postmaster General Meyer's estates.
Among those who returned from Chicago were th»
Uruguayan Minister, the Greek Minister and Ha
Russian eliargA d'affaires.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[From The Tribune Bur»au ?
Washington. June 30.— The Assistant Secretary of
the Navy. Mr?. Newberry and Miss Carol Newberry.
started on the Dolphin this morning for their sum
mer home at Watch Hill. They were accompanied
by Miss Sadie Murray, who will spend a few weeks
Mrs. Sissbee. wife of Rear Admiral Stgsbee. has
gone, to Long Island to visit her daughter. BBS*
Admiral Siashe* will remain at the capital until
about July 1. when he will make his annual visit to
Dr. Klops=ch, on the Hudson.
Mrs. Richard Town.=end and her daughter. Miss
Mathilde Town Fend. have gone to Elsir.ore. Fir
Hsrbor. for the s<=a?on.
Mrs. Philip Sheridan and th- Misses Sheridan ex
pect to start on Monday for N»w Bedford.
Mr?. W. J. Board man. who has bee at the Board
man place at Lenox, has returned to Washington
for a few days before leaving for the summer. She
will be joined here to-morrow by Miss Mabel Board
man, who has been at the Republican convention.
Rear Admiral and Mrs. Richardson Clover and
the Misses Clover left here to-day for a prolonged
absence. They will go first to their place ln the
Napa Valley. Cal.. anil will remain there until Jan
uary, when they expect to take an extended Euro
pean motor car tour.
Miss Fanny Lay will leave here on Monday for
Groton. Mass.. for a short visit, and will be the
guest of h»»r aunt. Mrs. Joseph Hobson. at Bar Har
bor, during July and August. •
Rear Admiral R. B. Bradford has returned to
Washington from Charmlon. Perm.. where he has
been the guest of Ms daughter. Mr*. Howard Brock
way, in her country home.
Mrs. freely and the Misses 05 reel v. wif* and
daughters of Major General A. W. Greely. will go
next week to MaeMahan Island. Sh«»epscot Bay.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
New York society brings it« suburban season to a
close this week and disperses to the various sum
mer reports. The time, for its flitting to Newport.
Bar Harbor, the Berkshire?, th* Adirondack? and
Canada is always signalized by the Harvard-Tale
boat race, which will attrict a very large repre
sentation of the fashionable world to New London
on Thursday next. Of course, there will be a gr?at
gathering of yachts for the contest, most of them
with parties of guests on board, and on the day
following the race many of them will go on to
Newport, where the season will begin with their ar
rival. Rome of the fashionable pet will linger on at
their country places on T<ong Island for the polo
games, but most of the villas in the Meadow Brook
district are being closed for the hot summer months,
and their owners are betaking themselves to the
mountains, to the. seashore and to Europe.
Tuxedo has been very gay during the last few
days In connection with the open air horse show,
which has been favored by perfect weather, and
was brought to a successful close last night. The
week-end parties organized for the exhibition are
still in progress, lasting until to-morrow, when
there will be a general exodus Into town for the
wedding of Miss Lydla Mason Jones to Arthur C.
Blagden. at St. Thomas's Church. In the afternoon.
Miss Jones will have Miss Dorothy OrenvtTle Kane
us her maid of honor and as bridesmaids Miss
Anita Feabody. Miss Sylvia Parsons, Miss Elizabeth
Morgan, Miss Elizabeth Cutting. Miss Margaret
Blagden and Miss Corinne Douglas Robinson.
Crawford Blagden will be his brother's best m.-in.
an.l another brother. Samuel Blagden. as well as
William O'Donnell Tselln. Charles S. Bird. Jr. A.
Ferry Osbom. Joseph W. Burden. Roger M. Poor"
Malcolm Mcßurney, Grenville Clark. A. Lawrence
Hopkins. Oliver D. FiUey and Eliot Cross will be
the ushers. The ceremony will be followed by a
reception given by Mrs. Arthur Mason Jones, "the
mother of the bride, at her house In Fifth avenue.
After their honeymoon, which Is to be spent in Eu
rope, the young couple will live for a time at Cam
bridge. Mass.. so that Arthur Blagden can com
plete his law studies at Harvard.
On the following morning. Tuesday, many will
go out to Tuxedo again for the. wedding there of
Miss Ursula Morgan, daughter of Mrs. John B.
Morgan. In St. Mary's Church, to the Rev. William
Fitz Simon, its rector. Mrs. John B. Morgan Is a
sister of J. Pierpont Morgan, who has returned
from Europe to attend the. marriage of his niece
The ceremony will be followed by a reception given
by the bride's cousin. Mrs. W. Pie, son Hamilton
at her country place at Sterllngton. near by.
In London, on the (.arm, day. the wedding of Miss
Jean Reid, daughter of the American Ambassador
to the Court of St. James's and of Mrs. Whltelnw
Reid, to the H0,,. John Hubert Ward, equerry to
the King and younger brother of the Earl of Dud
ley, Governor General of Australia, will take place
In the presence of the King and Queen In the
Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace. The ceremony
will be followed by a reception given by the par
ents of the l.rlde at Dorchester House, their resi
dence In Park I^ane.
Miss Caroline Wilmerdlng'a marriage to John B.
Trevor will take place quietly on Thursday next at
the home of her parents. .Mr. ami Mrs Lucl-:s X
Wllmerdlng. in East 72d street. Robert Walton
Goelet will act as best man to the bridegroom who
arrived yesterday from Europe, and there will be
no ushers. Miss Adele Colgate, daughter of Cora.
Countess of Strafford. and Miss Caroline Drayton.
a granddaughter of Mrs. Astor. will bo the only
attendants of the bride.
Still another wedding of the week Is that of Mtss
Charlotte I'earsaU Thome, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. i i-ikleigh Thome, to Blrdseye Blakeman Lewis.
in C.r.ice Church. Mil 1 brook. Dutches* County, a
special train taking many ft loe * r.-i* out tcom
the city and bringing them back to t<vr a'-/>
Miss Margaret Thorne will ... sivrfl*^
honor, and the brldesmakj* W ft t jj isg i"***'
Bchoonn Miss Edith Ro M it #r> j| |99 ,J_ Wath T
French. Miss Kath-rtn* Barton. Miss Ma 7 v~*' r * :
«rb»«. and Miss France* Lamont. <*»-- ,-. T~*
body. Jr., will officiate as best man. aivt^JT
ushers are Marshall Bartholomew. Tfcwßsßli *
man. John D. Win*. Jr.. Harm* OR?s c *•*
Robinson and: Kenehn Enlton. The e#retJ«. ' Irr3 H
be followed by a reception «t Thorn*il»] "^^^
try place of th« bride's parents at JinibrooV Cf>Z:i '
Announcement 1« mad* of the •nc*s»m»nt iv
Evelyn Parsons. da?jght»r of SrlMifln L. P»-^ > *
of New York and I.«!lp. ls>nz |, t-> f«^ J '
Hollln.«worth. of Bo.«ton. SJlhj Pbjßbbßß « , J?*^
lar member of New York BSHsly an4 '"lak^^"
active part In charitable work. .-="•■ a <rV **
Mrs. Richard Wharton. "'"'**?•*
Mis* Mabel ■Veemsn, daughter of Mr. sai si
Samuel Freeman, tins married m «;eor«t« ry,J^^
Tuttle. of this city, yesterday nff«-m**m by »iT
Rev. Dr. William m I£>iarhe». rector of '
of the IssdtenMfr, on tN» i---. ,t th- Fr»»m s
pin-*. or, RIOaWWOOd fill!. Morristewn. v j jj.^
Louise Freeman, who is to he married on Jfafr 1
was her «i«t»r«i maM of honor, and Mi*,
Whitney and Miss Julia Cutler, of Morriafwrj*
Miss Margaret Turtle, a sister of th» hri#]»,r.v» m !
Mi«s Lewis, of New H»v»n. and Wai Beatrice
Miss Lillian Carp»nt»r. of thi3 <-ir T . cousins nf (
bride, were the bridesmaids. Ricttard t«n:i»W^
of Groton. Mass.. was the h«st ;nan. jm tb»^.
era were Sottthiate B. Freeman a=«l lUriii
Freeman, brothers of ' M hrH»: Philip L. Do^».
of New York: SJfttnSSi Barn**. «if n»tt Har»n-
Theodore Dixon. of New York, and : (.. ? h KaoT. %
son of Senator Knox. The del BOWS -*%% «#
embroider**! net. tnmmxl with «=»tm ari4 r»ai ia-»»
and she carried a bouq'i-t of *'-:•» -.-,-»« -r*, #
maid of honor was hi white and ■sror» % SJbbjb
hat. trimmed with pin* roses, with lor? bi-;» rib
bons over her shoulder?, and s!i» carried dais!?!
The bridesmaids were also in white, with le;ion
hat?." trimmed with daisies, mat with cnrn-cotor*i
ribbon streamer? over their shoulders. Th»!r b<n
quets were also of daisies.
Among the guests, who were limited to a f<~f ia.
tlmate friends, were Mr. and Mrs. John OUJIu.
Mr. and Mr?. Charles W. Carp»nt»r. of N>-w York-
Dr. O€O>SS M. TsMIS, Of New York: Mr. and Mrf!
r;-i«t^v Kissef. Mr. mA Mr?. Rijdotph H. KisH
and Mr. and Mrs. Kirhy and Mr. and Jin. Howart
Man*n<»ld. of New York. Affr .•pending the sum
mer in .Main* Mr. and Mr-. Tattle win live ia thi»
city, where Mr. Tuttk is practising '»"* Mr.
Fr»»man, the br!d<»'* father, is president d ti»
Morristown Trust Company.
Cornelius Vanderbtlt. commodore of th» >:•»
York Yacht Club, has abandon^ the project cr
extending the annual cruise of Mi fleet to Halifax
in connection with the celebration of the Canadian
tercentenary, and a!.«o> of holding: th« races jhp
the King Edward Cup in I M presence ■■* the Princ*
of Wales In Dominion water?. The cru!3», which
will start from New ado*, Conn., instead cf fron
Glen «'o V Long Island, will »th its »xtrroi9 ftnit
at Marblehead, wher» th- 3 feel wtll disperse, asil
the races for th» V - trophy and for the Attar
c'ips will "o* pail a d on the SWJT »jp. sfl !ÜBB| ca
Saturday, August 5 . and Monday. August VJ. T>!»
is fortunate for Newport. where the fNBBSBnsI
the season are far from brillianr. many of »»
most hospitable houses bebßj rawod iwhu 'iirona*
mourning of through th» absenca of their oirrwrs
Mr. and Mrs. WllJ 108111 l Fl?h. load " f spfa*.
tnsr th«» summer at Oasas*syS| are booked to sail
for Europe on Saturday. Mrs. Alfr«l G. Ya3d»r
bilt and her mother, Mr* Francis O. pre. i, l»aT»
here a. week later UN France, and Mrs. O. H. P. Bel
■seal hi going abroad on Wednesday for part ■'
the summer with her two 90ns, Harold asd W. K.
Vanderbilt. Jr.. and "•■ Bttef's "tf». to Tlsit tfea
Duchess of Marlborough. Mr. and Mrs. ""im/Sta
Vanderbllt are In mourntnar for th» r?^»at death
of Mrs. Richard T. Wilson, sr . which win pre
vent Mr and Mr?. M. Orrn* Wilson. Mr and Mrs.
Richard T. Vlst jr.. Mrs. Osd<*n »>eloi and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goefel from -^ -;:-s; »!rr jrthr*
part hi 'he anyotJea of Mm Newport ?»a»a. sfr.
and Mrs. Harry Payno Wh!tn*y. who hat» isjafjr
been at Newport for a few weft* <larin? r*» 3m
.«on in former years. -are to spend the sTtaswr at
their lodge on October Mo'jntain. in SSI Bct^s
shires. for the ?!jke of th« health of th»ir eMldrea.
and Mr. and Mr? Payne Whiffy, who. it was •*•
p»»ct»d. would pass the summer with OSSS* «*SBJ
Payne, at the vilTa which ! ■» has rent*! t!»r*.
Will be fir the ne*t two months in t!w Afirjn
dacks. where th»y hay« leased the camp of tlss lit*
Charles T. Barney. Then there is Mrs. Psrr.bro**
Jones, who has been placed hi mourain? through
the death of her sister. Miss Carrie <"Jr«»- 'a?t
week at Fa>e»tevl!?e. N. '" wMIe Mr. and Mrs.
H. M'-K. Twcmbly. finding BBSI the iltora£<Jß» of
Vmoisnd, their plac» at Newport, wil! not to ems
plated BOfVrS th<» fall. are sailing for B«BB|Oll
about ten days with Miss TwnraMy and Mr. «s4
Mrs. William A. M. Burden, to spend th» summer
Mr?. Frank K. Sturgis. who has I •'^ start? M
Lenox for the last two weeks, BBS ]»"-» *> *•
Adtrondacks. where she will spend part of t»»
Dr. and Mr' Raynham. Townasend, afli ■*"-*
married on June. 3 In St. Peter's Church. ' w **
Chester, have gone to the Adirondack?. wh?r?th?y
are occupying the ramp of Henry L. Hote!s£!3*
Mrs. Townsbend was Mm Juiiet S- Ade*. dausM*:
of Mr. and Mrs. George A A •!*•.
Colonel and Mrs. Edwin Bowdtteh will spend «•
summer at Murray Bay. frt Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Storrs Wells, ■*■ are new .a
Paris, are booked to sail from Europe on WesBBV
day next. On their arrival here they will v> »
Newport for the season. Their SBB>s»lbsT^
daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Peters. *« ■»
their guests during the summer.
Mrs. Arthur Mason Jones Is book-d to sail t
Europe on Thursday next OB spend the *=T
abroad. Mrs. Jones and her sisters. Miss JW*
and Miss Margaret Waldo, will move tato &
new home. No. « East 6v-h6 v -h street, on Tuesday-
Arthur C. BBBBjdBB, who •«. to marry !■■ '
Mason Jones In St. Thomas's Chnrca to -^°^;^
gave his bachelor dinn-r last night at the H^V
Club. His guests Included his best man a " vv _ ja
ers. as well as the bride's brother. Arthur i.**
Jones, who will give her away.
Announcement is made of th« ns **" iri r : l 1l 1 . 4
Miss Janet Macdonald. daughter of Mr. •'"T.,
Charles B. Macdonald. to Joseph P. Grace, of -- •
Neck. Long Island. Miss Macdcnald ta*»
de.but three years ago. and with her pa^ l "
her home at Phcrnlx I^>d<e. Westbury^ X*nS 1-
Mr. Urac* Is a son of Mrs William R- t ' r »^^ #
of the late William R. Grace, twice ■s»S> or --
York. He Is a graduate of Columbia, class 0.
WAYNE STATUE AT VALLEY FORGE-
Valler Forge. Perm.. Jun- -A bronxa «u^
Ma* statue of. General "Mud Anthony Jay^
one of the American commanders in 1 «'« ' =?
the Revolution, »m unveiled In the W-torte^
grounds here ,!;l, afternoon by Miss W^f^Z
Brown, of Newburn. N. T.. daughter of the •« r
tor. The statue was mm** by th * - " r
Pennsylvania. Kx-Go»erni»r Samuel v*
packer was the orator.
MME. WU TING-FANG ARRIVES.
San Francisco. June »-Mme. Wit Tin*
wife of the Chinese Minister at Washington.
rived to-day on the Pacific Mail —m M °"«™ fc g Ji
number Si .tudents who win «ot« xchoois^
country were also in the party. m *-
remain several days In San Francisco sno
proceed to Washington.
Among the passenger* «ho arrived y-ster
from abroad were: —wfasl,
the rnu.\r>ia.rYf:\. from socthampto- .
Mr and Mrs. Gordon Cham (J. H. Poof
t*r, : t 9. oftam. >. «s>
1 Mr. Jetei S. H>M Mr »M Mr* ■
brook. : man
■ Walter K»rr. I _^w-,.
THE ARABIC. FROM IJVEBPOOU.
Jtr. and Mr» E. U- Ouok. | «r». 3 ***. r j££ .
Mr. and >!t». John J. Dallas Miss V «- \; a. IBM—
Mr. and ilr.. R. A. Hamli-tM*. vH Htm. U»• . f
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