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TUESDAY, JULY 7. VM*s.
This newspaper fa oicncd and published by
The Tribune Association, a tfew York corpora
tion; office and principal place of business. Trib
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cers is the office of this newspaper.
THE KEWB THIS UORXIVG.
FORElGN. Minister Furniss in a dispatch to
the State Department said that a third of the
city of Port-au-Prince had been destroyed by
fire- flames again broke out in the night, follow
ing a heavy explosion at the arsenal. — —
The International Committee of Associated
Automobile Clubs refused to recognize the
American Automobile Association; this action
bar* foreign cars from the Vanderbilt cup race.
— m. Guyot. driving a two-cylinder car. won
the first prize in the race for voiturettes at
Dieppe. :=: Advicts from Paraguay say that
peace had been restored, that President Naveiro
has control and that the ministers who fled to
the legations have been pardoned. - Henry
Farman's aeroplane won the prize of $2,000 of
fered by M. Armengaud for a trip lasting fifteen
minutes. — A Papal document was Issued
making important changes in the government of
the Church. - American officials have de
cided to retain the marines In Panama until
afUr the elections. = The British charge at
Teheran has demanded an apology from the
governor for having stationed guards near the
legation to seize refugees; fighting continues at
DOMESTIC.— New York delegates at
Denver held a caucus and appointed a sub-com
mittee, which considered planks to be submitted
to the committee on resolutions; the llcCarren
delegates wen 3 turned down by the national
committee. ■- It was reported in Denver that
Mr. Bryan had decided not to insist upon a
radical anti-injunction plank. = Great in
terest was manifested at Washington in The
Tribune's publication of the Venezuelan corre
spondence. ===== M. D. Purdy was appointed by
the president United States district judge to
succeed Judge Lochren, of Minnesota. -
The last day's stay of the Atlantic battleship
fleet in San Francisco was spent in getting th
railors aboard; all was reported in readiness for
the sailing shortly hef ore 2 o'clock this afternoon.
~ . Governor Hughes spent a successful day
-rout fishing in Big Green Pond, in the Adiron
dacks. — = The funeral of ICurat Halstead was
held in Cincinnnati. ' A team composed of
newspaper correspondents and "Charlie" Taft.
son of the Presidential candidate, was defeated
by a nine including William H. Taft and the
statesmen who are at Hot Springs, Ya.. to con
fer with him. _ = The base of the midship
men's practice cruise -was removed from New
London to Newport because of discrimination
against the enlisted uniform in a New London
dance hall ==*= The United Mine Workers
called a strike of all union miners in Alabama,
= Bishop Henry C Potter, who Is ill at
Cooperstown, X. V., continued to improve.
CITY. — Stocks were strong. = It developed
that a purchase of some land from William S.
Hurley was back of the suspension of Byrnes
by Metz. - New York City suffered the hot
test July 6 In ten years, nine deaths being re
ported and more than a hundred prostrations.
=== The L. F. Rand cement works in Will
iamsburg were destroyed by fire and one man
lost his life. = Ex-Judge Gray said the steel
trade was improving and would be. satisfactory
•when the election of the Republican ticket was
assured. ' — Commander Peary's Arctic ship,
the Roosevelt, started on her North Pole expe
dition and will be reviewed by the President at
Oyster Bay to-day. The report of the city
Tax Board showed Increased real estate valua
tion ml thereby advanced borrowing capacity.
■' Condemnation commissioners for the
Kensicn reservoir were appointed. ■ ' The
New York and Bermudes Company denied the
report that it contemplated paying 12,500,000 to
President Castro for the return of Its asphalt
property. '" — st. Lou's aeronauts threatened
to stop the aeroplane exhibition's by Leon Dela
gcange planned by a New York society. =
Chancellor MacCracken. in opening the New
York University summer school, pleaded for
more power for the Board of Regents.
THE WEATHKB. — Indications for to-day:
Showers and cooler. The temperature yester
day: Highest. S>3 degrees; lowest, 74.
AXOTHBR nsTASCE OF EXI'LOITIXC.
Controller Met* deserves praise for his action
In putting the investigation of liie purchase for
the Poiic. Departasent si a farm in Queens into
rhe hands of the Bureau of Municipal Research,
and in susj^ending ••!) its n ■]» rt the appraiser In
the Finance Department whose duty it was to
protect tlie city iv that transaction. There
peoms to I"" do escape from the conclusion of
the bureau thai this appraiser either entered
inio .1 conspiracy to defraud the city or \ Va j
The facts in thig case show bow the city may
tie maltreated when land hi acquired by di
rect negotiation instead of through condemna
tion proceeding!!, a system which is supposed to
en.-iii!- the municipality to make its real estate
purchases privately without attracting the at
tention of the politicians— to go into the market.
in other words, fust like any Individual buyer
without advertising its intentions. It appears
that this appraiser and the Police Department
official acting With him looked only at one piece
of property; (hat it was very soon known that
the city wanted a farm In Queens and for what
purpose: that they had hardly looked at the
farm before " certain person* acquired an op
tion upon it under the same of a dummy* f ;
that 'or some reason these persons were un
able to sell the property to Mr. Birnes, the ap
praiser: thai the butter entered Into certain ne
gotiations with a Brooklyn politician, who im
mediately afterward procured an option for
$55,000 upon the property from the persons
who could not sell it. and that two days later
Byrnes recommended the purchase of the prop
erty for the city at $105,000. Thus the city did
not buy it from tiie original owners and did not
««-<]Uir<' it until it had passed through the hands
of two sets of holders, each of whom doubtless
made a profit. Moreover, the official who re-
Based to buy from the holders who sold for $55,
<«»<» "bought it immediately afterward from the
politician for $105,000. Thai price is 375 per.
cent above the transfer price on the same prop
erty four months before and 90 per cent above
" the price i;t which it changed hands two days
1.- fore the city i»ought it.
It is to guard against jr.s» Bach results as
these that condemnation proceedings are re
sorted to. and it anas to escape the extortion of
condemnation proceedings that, the Controller
advocated the private purchase «»f land for the
Htv. Whichever method is used the city may
be mulcted to about the same extent, Commis
sioners and expert* are too generally dominated
by the idea that- the city exists to be exploited
by the politicians. It is do wonder that Hie
municipal debt is nearly $1 ,000,000,000 and that
the city has little to show for ft..
mII EY OS "GRATITUDE."
"Colouel "Jim" Guffey's retort to Mr. Bryan's
<Titi.isiiiK would have prodiu-ed a better effei-t
if it had l>een calmer in tone and had not
betrayed too openly the Colonel's peculiar
theory of th<" paramount Importance In politics
of the sense of •'gratitude." It would have
been easy enough to make out n charge of in
consistency against Mr. Bryan, for, in spite of
wluit be said at Lincoln, he has more than
once interfered with the management of party
affairs wititia ■ slate, and he has also shown
more than once a willingness to accept sup
port from "bosses" just as open to criticism as
Colonel Guffey is. He welcomed aid from
William (ioobel in Kentucky and helped the
Goebel machine to tight its battles, although
th.it machine not only defied the expressed
will of the party, but obtained powet by re
versing a popular verdict lawfully given at
the polls. Mr. Bryun gladly accepted assist
■nee from Richard broker at the Democratic
National Convention in IW. and Croker's in
flnenoe kept David B. Hill off the committee
on resolutions, and thereby secured a majority
of one on that committee for the reiteration
of the free silver coinage declaration of the
1896 platform. In Missouri Mr. Bryan has
worked hand in hand with the Stone machine,
;ui<i in Illinois, after announcing that he would
drive Roger Sullivan out of the party, he struck
a truce with Sullivan and is now profiting at
Denver by the Illinois "boss's" "tainted" sup
Colonel Guffey is right in asserting that
Mr. Bryan can get along with "bosses" if
ii suits**im to do so. He cannot get along
with them, naturally, when they try to thwart
him and work persistently to overthrow his
leadership. A "boss" is good or bad in Mr.
Bryan's eyes as he stands for or against the
Bryan policies. Yet Guffey did not
help his case by calling Mr. Bryan "the most
-impudent, domineering, devastating 'boss' the
"Democratic party has ever known"; for if Mr.
Bryan is all that, he is entitled to Colonel
Guffey's sincere though somewhat envious ad
miration. A great "Ik>ss" should always respect
Nor does it help matters to charge the Ne
braska leader with lack of "gratitude," as
Colonel Guffey loves to define that all compel
ling motive lii politics. The Pennsylvania na
tional eominitteeman seems to hold that all
the motions of the political planets can be cal
culated ten, twenty or forty years in advance
by reference to the notations In some steady
campaign contributor's check book. If he. the
Colonel, happened to contribute In 1890 or
1!« hi to Mr. Bryan's campaign fund, then Mr.
Bryan should be bound for the rest of his
natural life to consider Mr. Guffoy's political
activities as immune from attack, or even criti
cism. According to the Guffey philosophy a
subscription to aid a candidate for office
makes that candidate a perpetual debtor, and
lie must never presume thereafter to differ
from his benefactor on any party Issue.
Colonel Guffey has practised this philosophy
so long In Pennsylvania that it is now second
nature to him. "The Philadelphia Record" Is
as strong an anti-Bryan Democratic news
paper as there is in the country. But. though
it sympathizes with Colonel Guffey's hostility
to tho Nebraska leader, it is not blind to the
weaknesses of the Colonel's theory of eternal
"gratitude." It said not long ago of the farcl
cal state convention at which delegates sup
posed to be for Bryan and elected as his sup
porters were overcome by appeals to their
sense of higher loyalty:
When Colonel Guffey was able to back up his
Harrlsburg argument against instructions for
delegates-at-large to Denver by a reminder of
past financial obligation and of future financial
inducement he was simply irresistible.
There were relatively few "ingrates" at
Harrisburg. Why? Because, as "The Record"
put it yesterday:
As a matter of fact there is in Pennsylvania
to-day no Democratic party organization. What
passes as such in newspaper reports and court
records has long been nothing more than a trad
ing agency used to serve the personal ends of
a few designing individuals. The so-called state
organization — and has been for at least ten
years the personal political asset of Colonel
Guffey while the so-called Philadelphia Demo
cratic 'organization, long the personal political
asset of Charles P. Donnelly and Thomas J.
Ryan, is now, under the operation of the new
primary election law, a part of the Philadelphia
As we understand it. Mr. Bryan holds that
the Democratic party in Pennsylvania should
not be operated as an asset of Colonel Guffey.
The Nebraskan lias made the party at large
his own asset, and he wants no insubordinate
division superintendents or agents. Why
should he he estopped from doing to the party
at large what Colonel Guffey has done to it
in Pennsylvania? Should he l>e restrained by
••gratitude." by the remembrance that Colonel
Guffey once contrll r>ted to his campaign chest?
By no means. The "gratitude" theory is sub
ject, as are all other political theories, to the
statute of limitations. The great law of
"gratitude" was suspended when Colonel Guf
fey interfered Inopportunely last May and
spoiled Mr. Bryan's well laid plans for captur
ing the delegation from Pennsylvania.
AT THE $01 TH OF VS.
Several of those countries which we call
Latin-American are much to the fore In current
news, some pleasantly and some unpleasantly.
Panama commands the admiration and congrat
ulation* of the world, and has finely vindicated
the confidence of her friends In her solution of
the Presidential contest which exaggerated or
fabricated reports recently set forth as presag
ing her ruin. The result of the municipal elec
tions of June ::<i showed so strong a preference
for Mr. ObaMla that the candidacy of Mr. Arias
was seen to i»- hopeless, ami accordingly that
gentleman lias gracefully withdrawn from the
iield, leaving Mr. Obaldia to be chosen President
n xt Sunday without opposition and saving the
republic from the possible annoyance of partisan
Indiscretions. The unworthy suggestion that
this was done under pressure from the United
Slates is, of course, to be mentioned only to be
dismissed with contempt, along with the former
m'w of governmental oppression and fraud and
of American Intervention. The simple fact is
that Panama is an enlightened constitutional re
public and is conducting it- affairs In a fashiou
worthy of such a country.
Paraguay at the same time presents an un
welcome contrast in a renewal of those practices
which were formerly characteristic of several
South American states and which brought upon
the whole continent an undeserved reproach
that still lingers there. Perhaps we should not
be much surprised, for Paraguay has from the
beginning been one of the worst offenders
against constitutional order. I'nder Francia
and the elder and the younger Lopez she has
had no fewer than fifty-two years of absolute
personal dictatorship in her ninety-seven years
of Independence. What the merits of the pres
ent case are the OUtslde world has not l>een ex
actly Informed. It may be that the adminis
tration of President Baec, which had yet a year
and a half to run, was offensive and intolerable,
though the world had not been so informed, and
it nay be that Dr. Navelro will make a far
i.etter chief of state, though «re have no assor
;ni,,. of the fact. Apparently the new govern
ment will be generalls reoagnheed. Mut the re
grettable fact ivmniiiH that the change has basa
effected by abhorrent means and that another
mischievous precedent lias been established.
As for Venezuela, it would scarcely be worth
while to renew the tedious controversy over the
eosaparasive courtesy and ethics of OMtroaian
\merican oMpJoniacr- There Is probsbly
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, JULY 7. 1008.
stlli a microscopic minority in thin country
which years ago would have let Venezuela be
spoliated and which now with equal compla
cency would let Venezuela spoliate others with
out protest, and which will pompously affect to
see In Mr. Sleeper's temperate note a shocking
specimen of "shirt sleeves diplomacy" and in
Mr. Paul's tumid periods an avatar of serene
and eternal wisdom. Those whoso judgment :R: R
of practical significance will probably 1* con
firmed in the opinion which they formed long
ago on grounds of information and calm reason
that the Venezuelan dictator has made himself
and the government of his unhappy country
simply lmjtossible for this country longer to
deal with if it is at the same time to maintain
its self-respect. Some day, we may hope, there
will be a return of reason and decency to Car
acas. Until then we have at least the satisfac
tion of knowing that the majOffty of nations
having dealings with Venezuela, Including those
of South America Itself, cordially share our
views of the dictatorship.
It may be fitting to add that with 8ra7.1l gen
erously acting aa our next friend in Venezuela
this is a pretty good time not to nag at and pin
prick that great republic. The notion, or the
affectation of a notion, that Brazil, with a sea
coast as long as our own on the Atlantic and
with the greatest internal deep waterway in
the world, can l.aye no possible use for a navy
of moderate size, and that when her responsible
.statesmen declare that the ships which she Is
building are for her,own use and are not to be
used in a conspiracy against us they are neces
sarily telling deliberate untruths, may be edify
ing to some silly season minds. To i»ersons of
discretion and good manners, to say nothing of
patriotic judgment, it must seem most deplora
ble. But the enlightened people of Brazil un
derstand the insignificance of such flings at
them, and the friendship between the United
States and Rrazi; Is too intelligently founded to
be thus overthrown.
THEY "PROTEST" TOO MUCH.
The Socialist I>aborites who nominated for
the Presidency a man now serving a twenty
five-year term in prison for murder did not do
so as a joke. They were bitterly in earnest.
They are. according to the other Socialists
who do not hyphenate their name, the dwind
ling remnant of the earlier converts to the
faith in this country, the men who have never
read anything but Marx and the early German
authorities and who resent modern tendencies.
Above all. they want to protest against that
wishywashy kind of socialism which is dom
inant to-day, and which Is capable of mildly ex
pressing its abhorrence of organized society by
seriously considering the nomination for the
Presidency of a man who has merely been
tried for murder, but escaped conviction.
But to the ordinary man there seems little
practical difference between the two. That
the other Socialists should have debated about
nominating Ilaywood. and that nearly half of
the delegates to their national convention felt
that nothing short of Haywood would ade
quately express their feeling toward organized
government, shows how little real progress the
Socialists who have split off from the old irre
concilables led by De Leon have made toward
common sense. That is the reason why ;he
Ideas of socialism have spread in this country
while the Socialist party stands practically still.
It invariably nominates candidates whom only
a Socialist, and one of a very Irreconcilable
sort, could support at the polls, and that Is
not the way to win votes. So long as the more
numerous section of the party continues to
employ so nearly the same methods as the irre
concilable followers of De Leon nnd utters its
protests by naming its Debses and Ilaywoods
In much the same spirit as that in which the
others nominate their convicted murderers, the
fight against socialism In this country will
remain a fight against Ideas instead of becom
ing, as in Germany, a fight against a party,
and socialism will make whatever progress it
does make here in spite of rather than because
of the organized Socialists.
We regret to observe that we were right in
our lack of faith in the promises of a "safe and
sane" celebration of the Fourth of July which
some cheerful souls were confidently making a
few days ago. We feared that in spite of some
local and temporary manifestations of human
ity and sense a large degree of the same old
savagery would prevail. And such proved to he
the case. A census compiled by "The Chicago
Tribune" shows that down to yesterday morn
ing 72 persons were dead and 2,73(1 were seri
ously injured as results of the celebration, while
the fire loss amounted to $025,935. The fact that
instead of being concentrated in one place the
Fourth of July horrors are distributed over the
country makes them none the less dreadful.
The case is greatly aggravated by the considera
tion that these casualties were incurred gra
tuitously and defiantly, with the record of the
past and its warnings in full view, but delib
Of course, our Chicago namesake's census is
far from complete. Not all the returns are In.
A considerable part of the casualties never will
be rej)orted. A large part of tbfem will be
reported In the next week or two, as cases of
tetanus develop and terminate fatally, causing
the transfer of perhaps hundreds of names from
the list of the Injured to that of the dead. We
note that In the analysis of the returns 211 are
reported as injured by toy pistols. A large pro
jMirtion of these will ,-robably develop tetanus,
and so will many of .he 1.100 injured by fire
works, 300 by firearms, 51 by gunpowder and
60 by torpedoes. Two weeks hence revised re
turns will show an appalling total.
It requires a large degree of optimism to en
courage the repetition of exhortations against
this annual slaughter. Year i'fter year they
have been made, but their effect has been so
slight that the latest record is the worst in
nine years. Nothing, of course, will be done
about it n<rw. Legislatures are not in session,
and besides it will be said that there is no ner-d
of anything until next Fourth of July. So the
matter will be neglected until Just before that
day, and then it will be discovered that it is too
late to do anything and reform must go
over until 1910. That Is precisely the way in
which the seesawing liftfl gone on for years, and
there is danger that it will continue for years
A PROPBET IS HARD JACK.
"The Charleston News and Courier" admits
that it missed Its guesses badly in predicting
that neither South Carolina nor North Caro
lina would send a Bryan delegation to Denver.
But it complains that political conditions don't
play fair with prophets in the Carolinas. We
never realized that prophecy was handicapped
there by the more than human perrerseness
of what the political wise men call the "logic
of the situation."
As "The News and Courier" explains it.
there was no show for an intelligent and hon
est forecaster at the South Carolina conven
tion. It says:
Strange as it may seem, a majority of the
delegates elected by the several counties In
South Carolina to the state convention at Co
lumbia were instructed against instructions, but
for some reason which has never been explained
ami which not even the delegates" themselves
understand the delegation from thl.s state to
Denver w;is Instructed for Bryan by default,
so to .-ay.
"The Columbia rftute," it appears from this,
must have been acting from blind, unreasoning
Instinct when It declared that the delegates to
tiie convention were for Bryan and would in
struct for him, and the verification of this
prophecy must be attributed to a fortuitous
interposition of Prorideuce.
As to North Carolina, "The News and Cou
rier" quotes a statement from "The Charlotte
chronicle- to justify Its error. This clipping
says: • . :.. '■' '"■'■■■ '■ - ■■' ■ \
Just before the curtain fell, when there^were
hardly more than enough delegates P«» el " to ..
pack a Pullman car, a motion to indorse Colonel
Bryan was carried-and thus the State of North
Carolina was committed to the Peerless. I : will
count at Denver, though," as If it were really the
sentiment of North Carolina.
How biff are the Pullman cars" used in North.
Carolina? There were 8M delegates In the con
vention. The votes taken at 'the last session or
the convention— all the candidates for minor
state offices being then chosen— showed that
about eight hundred delegates were present.
The chairman of the convention ruled that no
votes could be cast by proxy. On the last roll
call—that for and against instructions— the divi
sion was 523 ayes and 194 noes— in all 71..
It is absurd, therefore, to represent the conven
tion as having dwindled to a handful—
enough delegates "to nil a Pullman car.
We are not disposed to belittle "The News
and Courier's" excuses for its inisjudgments,
but, being interested in tabulating the result
of the elections of delegates to Denver, we fol
lowed the canvasses In North .Carolina and
South 'Carolina, and we say frankly, in reply
to our Charleston contemporary's query, that
we think we could have predicted the results
with essential accuracy. Prejudices for or
against a candidate ought not to be allowed to
Interfere with the ascertainment of political
facts We feel sure that most political results
can easily be traced to their causes. They do
not happen mysteriously and contrarily, in
defiance of logic and subject only to the whim
of the blind god of paradox.
There is only one real, blown-in-the-bottle
rainbow-chasing expert at the Denver conven
tion He Is the chief manager of the Gray
Prexldential boom, and his name fitly describes
him. It Is Marvel.
Colonel Guffey again displayed his resourceful
ness as a boss by having himself re-elected
Democratic national comrnitteeman from Penn
sylvania by delegates who tiave not yet been p«t
on the temporary roll of the national conven
tion. There were contests pending in several
districts, but Colonel Guffey anticipated the ac
tion of the convention authorities. He cannot
understand why he should not have what he
wants when he wants it, since he furnishes the
funds which make the Pennsylvania Democratic
Six small boys commit highway robbery upon
one little girl. Truly, as the late Mr. Burke ob
served, the age of chivalry is gone.
Colonel Hemphill, the editor o.f "The Charles
ton News and Courier.' 1 has this to say of Colo
nel Watterson's picturesque attack upon the
TK» man must he crazy, or worse. To appeal to
"honorable men . .ml thoughtful Democrats after
such an outburst of villannus denunciation of
many of the best and truest and moPt loya 1 I^f""
crats of the party indicates either a disordered
mind or a. rotten heart.
Tut! tut! Colonel Watterson. having at length
got over the "anti-Bryan habit." as he boasts.
Is now afflicted with a bad attack of the Bryan
habit. Having a richer vocabulary, he out-
Bryan? Bryan. That Is all. This, too, will pass
some time in November.
Judge Parker is going to be BcrnpokHttly reg
ular. The conservatives will have their next
turn In V.)V2.
One of the spokesmen of the Mexican border
marauders rises to insist that those gentlemen
are not bandits but patriots of high and noble
alms. We have no doubt of It They are "all
honorable men." the purest patriots that ever
raided a henroost or looted a bank.
We are not sure that the Hon. C. A. Pugsley
as its tail would not add strength to the Demo
cratic ticket. He certainly couldn't do the
The anti -Bryan movement Is at last launched.
Denver dispatches reported yesterday that the
first conference of the anti'-Bryan forces had
been called for yesterday afternoon. The na
tional convention meets to-day.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
The eminent British surgeon. Sir Victor Hors
ley. not only enjoys the reputation of being one
of the leading pathologist*, but he is also known
for his wit. Entering his club, the Ather.spum,
one day, says "Tit-Bits." a friend said to him:
"Halloa. Horsley. can you tell us what whiskey is
yet?" "The most popular poison in the world, my
denr sir," was the prompt retort. Some years ago
Bir Victor actt-d as secretary to the Commission on
Hydrophobia. Purins? the sitting of this commis
sion a rather testy old doctor, who was a member
of it, objected to the constant use of the words
"a nUd dog." "A mad dog, indeed"' he snorted.
"Who car. tell me whit n mail dog is. I should like
to know?" "I think if one entered this room just
now, T)r. would not wait to be told what his
precise condition was." interjected Sir Victor,
"These electric light hills are driving me posi
tively crazy " said tlio man who worries.
"It's not so bad as that," answered the merry
wag. "It's probßbly a mere case of chandelier
lum." — Washington Star.
From Kingston. Jamaica, comes the news of the
first strike that has ever occurred in that West
Indian island. This in Itself is interesting, but
the cause of the strike is none the less so. As is
the custom in most cigar factories, the cigarmakers
In a Kingston factory* have always enjoyed the
privilege of making free "smokes" for themselves.
The proprietors of the factory abrogated this priv
ilege, whereupon the seventy cigar makers om
ptoyed tl'ere 3truck. The employes of breweries
In this country are permitted to drink ad lib., or
neurly so, of their employer's product without
charge, bat no breve, has ever tried to take
away this ancient privilege, although such abroga
tion would undoubtedly !<ssen greatly the percent
age of leakage
Br l e ,r S __i ],nve mn<"e a will leaving my brain to
the hospital, md Just got an acknowledgment from
(~}rlg>»»— Were they pleased?
Brlggp— They wrote that every llttlfc helps.—
Officials of Baltimore rhowed much interest in
the recent test of New York's high pressure salt
water fire ftghtlnß system, because the Monument
City is planning something along the same lines.
Under the Baltimore building law, the height of
buildings is limited to 170 feet, fo the proposed
ayatein would take care of th* skyscraptrs with,
out th. necessity of using lire engine!.. Chief Hor
ton who commanded the fire lighten when Balti
more's biggest Bra occurred. In February, lUO4,
favors pipe lines built down the centre of the
street and provided at regular intervals with
underground plugs, to which adjustable hydrants,
so constructed that • long stretches of hose would
he unnecessary, could be attached.
■•Poor man' Have you always been blind?"
"No mum '• answered Tired Tiffins unthinkingly.
"Last' week «I wuz lame. but ilere wuzn't rauß In
it." I.oulHVillfc Courier- Journal.
Brigadier General Henry B. Cnrrington. U. S. A.
(retired) Is on Ills way from his home inUvdb
Park. Mass., accompanied by Mis Carrlngton.
to Sheridan, Wyo.. to take part in commemorating
the' Indian mim icre of IS6S at Fort Kearny. The
••Fcderman i nacre" too!; place on December 21,
ISM 'At that ! ■■''•■' General Carrlngton was colonel
of the l*tii Infantry, stationed at Fort Kearny.
Th<> j,,.... '■'••'* attacked by thcSloux Indians under
Red ,!,,,: and few of the soldiers survived. One
of the features of the coming celebration wilt be
the manceuvrea by •> lane detail of troops under
the direction of General; Carrlngtun nnd a larg*
body of the Crow Indians, led by Red Cloud, which
will duplicate the movements, previous to the
massacre. General Carrington is eißhty-Hlx years
old and Red Cloud is ninety.
"1 don't believe in that doctor." . ' j '\- if.
"Why?" - •' **
"He didn't tell me everything I wanted to eat
was bad for me'"— London Opinion. , ... ■:• \\
About People and Social Incident
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Commodore and Mrs. Elbrldse T. Gerry and the
Misses G-rry. who have been abroad for about
three months, have arrived in London from Parts
and are booked to sail for ihl« country to-morrow.
On reaching New York th*-y will Ko at once v
Newport to take possession of th«lr villa. S«-av?rs<;.
for the .summer. Their son and daug-Mer-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Oerry. who were married ir
Mar. h last, have been in Newport for the last
W. Storr* Wells and his son-in-law and daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Peters, who have been U
Taris for a month, have arrived in London and will
sail soon for New Yoik. Mrs. Wells returned from
abroad last wc~k and is now In Newport. ■*■" sn "
\.ill be joined by Mr. Wells an I Mr. nnd Mrs. Peters
within a fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Gurnee. who have been
at Tuxedo for the last few w^eks. have left there
and gone to Bar Harbor for the summer.
Mr nnd Mrs. J. Langdon Schroeder are spending
the summer it their cottage at Babylon. Long
Dr. and Mrs. Isaac L, Kip will go to Spring I^ke.
N. J., on Wednesday of next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ladd Corbett. who were mar
ried early last montn in 3t. Bartholomews Church,
have arrived In London after a motor trip through
Wales and part of England. Mrs. Corbett was Miss
Gretchen Hoyt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Reese Hoyt, of East 75th street.
Mrs. A. Scott Cameron has gone to Richfield
Springs, where she will spend the sunnier.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Vanderbilt are ex
pected back from Europe next week and will go at
once to their camp In the Adirondacks.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed*on Bradley, who have been
abroad for several weeks, have sailed from Ix>ndon
and are due here this week.
Mr. . nd Mrs. Frederick C. Havemeyer have gone
to Newport, where they will remain the greater
part of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. William Sloane, who are now in
California, are expected back the latter part of this
month, when they will go to Lenox to be the guests
of Mr. Sloane's mother, Mrs. John Sloane.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Polk, who are now at
Briarcllff, N. V.. will spend the month of August
at Bar Harbor.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[ By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Newport, R. 1.. July 6.— The Newport summer
residents will be well represented among the con
tributors to the lawn fete which is to be held on
Wednesday afternoon at the estate of Alfred G.
Vanderbilt for the benefit of St. Mary's Church.
Portsmouth. The contributors from the summer
colony thus far are Mrs. Reginald C. Vanderbilt,
Mrs. Elisha Dyer, Mrs. Edward C. Knight, jr..
Mrs. Sidney J. Colford, jr.. Mrs. James Laurens
Van Alen. Major Theodore K. Gibbs. Mrs. Theo
dore M. Davis, Mrs. Philip M. Lydig. Mrs. Arthur
Emmons. Major Edmund J. Curley. Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbilt. Mrs. J. C. Mallery. Mrs. William T.
Bull, Miss Martha Codman. Mrs. John Nicholas
Brrwn and Miss H. K. Mahony.
Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry and the Misses
Gerry are expected back from Europe within two
wwiks It is understood that they will sail to-mor
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Patton. of Boston, will oc
cupy the Swift cottage this summer, and will ar
rive within a few days.
John E. Berwind. who has been the guest of Ed
ward J. Berwind, his brother, has returned to New
Uspenard Stewart Is entertaining his brother.
William Rhinelander Stewart, of New York.
General J. Fred Pierson has joined his family at
their Newport Fummer home.
Mrs. Charles P. H. Gilbert has gone to New
Mrs. George B. De Forest ha« returned from a
visit in New York.
William R. Hurst and family and Mlaa Mary
HUGHES GETS TROUT.
Governor Fine Fly Caster, Says His
A diro ndack G v ide.
Saranac, X. V., July 6.— Governor Hughes
had a successful day in fly casting for trout at
Big Green Pond to-day. He left Saranac lon
early this morning in company with his son,
his private secretary and confidential messen
ger, and journeyed through the Upper Saranac
in guide boats to the portage to Big Green Pond.
The guides made the carry, and Governor
Hughes and his friends began to enjoy them
selves in the midst of some of the finest trout
fishing in the Adirondacks.
The guides prepared an Adirondack luncheon
of trout and flapjacks at noon. Governor
Hughes caught several fine speckled trout, and
the other members of the party were equally
successful. "Jim" Patterson, Governor Hughes's
guide, says that the Governor is one of the
finest fly casters he has had the pleasure of
THE MINEOLA AT VANCOUVER.
Colonel Thompson's Party Returning from
Trip Around World.
Vancouver, B. C July 6.— The steamer Mlneola,
a former North Atlantic liner, converted into a
luxurious steam yacht by Colonel Thompson, the
owner of rich nickel deposits In Ontario, to take a
party of guests on a yachting- trip around the
world, arrived here yesterday, with Colonel and
Mrs. Thompson. Judge and Mrs. Wallace NVsbitt.
of Toronto; Miss Hemphtll. daughter of Admiral
Heinphlll. IT. S. N. ; Miss Ruth Thompson. Mine.
lijama, Frederick Cruger and Dr. Trevithi on
board. Th« party will leave Vancouver to-mor
row to return eastward by the Canadian Pacific
Railway. The Min^ola left New l'ork in November
and visits were made to Porto Rico, Mediterranean
ports. Egypt, India. Ceylon, Burmah, Java, Manila.
China and Corean and Japanese ports. 3he will
return to New York by way of Cape Horn.
. .FUNERAL OF MURAT HAISTEAD.
Noted Gathering at Cincinnati — Old Friends
Take Part in Simple Ceremony.
Cincinnati. July P.— Among the pallbesfrers at the
funeral of Murat 1 1.-ilstead. the editor and author,
to-dajr, were JvdCC Alexander L. Huston and Ste
phen G.Tard, who attended Mm at his wedding, flfty
uiie irean scat * h * other pallbearers being Henry
Watterson. the I»ulavlll<? editor; Mayor I>».)pi>Ul
Murkbreit of Cincinnati. Senator J. 1., ■•ndaar,
John J. Piatt. Captain J. Banks. Rdmund Lunken.
Thornton M. Minckle. Charies P. Taft, Frank Wi
borg. John I. Warrlngtnn and M. M. White. The
simple services at the home were conducted by
Bishop John M. Walden. a boyhood schoolmate of
the dead journalist. Burial was in Spring drove
Cemetery, in this city.
THOMAS TO BE BURIED AT NEWPORT.
Washington. July 6.— The body of Rear Admiral
Charles M. Thomas, who died last Friday night at
Del Monte, C:\\.. will be taken to Newport. R. 1.,
for interment. ' Admiral Thomas's widow is from
Newport, and he was In charge of th? naval train
mi; station there for some years. The widow and
the admiral's son, a lieutenant on the Kearsarge.
will accompany the body to ' Newport. The death
of Rear Admiral Thomas will result in the promo
tion of Captuin J. i: Plllsbury, chief of th«* bureau
of navigation: Captain Adolph Mart* chairman of
the lighthous board, and Captain Raymond P. Rots
ers, Intelligence officer, to be rear admirals.
PRESENTED TO KING EDWARD.
London. July 6.— Clarence Moore, of Washington,
was presented to-day to Kin« Edward by Am
bassador Reid at a levee h«ld at St. James*
Greene, Miss Hazard and Misa.BewU n.-^ «0
Baltimore, arrived to-day from' Balifcaor^tß
steam yacht Lagonia. The party tA^B
Mr and Jin. George Gordon King bai» X
to Newport from a visit abroad. ' r!til^B
Mr and Mrs. Willard Brown and Mt M «w 8
New York, are in Newport for a mo taW 1 K
fore sailing for Europe. "»r x ■
The Misses Helen and Kate Brice wbo w. f|
abroad, are expected in Newport on wJH^bbl
M SB Julia Berwlnd will arrive in J^?*** I
to r«. the guest of her brother, Edwarrf r l^B
Mis, Whitrldge. Snowden A. Fahaesroci^i
ton Adams registered m the Casino a> **/'"■
Mr. an.! Mrs. K. L. Beeckman. who i^A &
Newport for a few days, have taken w«Lz' ! *
their summer home. Land's End. **tB
Mrs. Thomas Janney. of Baltimore J. ,v *
of her son-in-law and daughter Mr .^^^l
A. Andrews. ' aa<X *» \M
The William H. Osgood cottage in v Sr^_ W
avenue, known as Oak View has beVT?* 11 **
Mr. and Mrs James Brown, of x, w YoJl «
Mrs. Brown have spent the last few .T **■«*
Newport. ' ~~*-< ,
' Mrs. E. V. Morr-11. of Philadelphia ta Ii
Muenchlnger, King for a short vi*l»'^. it -»l|
to Bar Harbor. ' °*'°-*c. t*, B
Mrs. Charles H. Baldwin Is said to h« , fc
to return from Europe during the co-ainl 1
Miss Iselln arrived from New York thta* 1
and is the guest of Colonel and MnTr^l
A. Kan-?. **•■%_ m
Miss De Barrll returned to Newport this CT^ 1
IN THE BERKSHIRES. |
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune 1 £
Lenox. Ma»«... July &— Society took a w. i
fighting fire this morning at the burning .^1
stables owned by Richard C. Dix-y 0 . '&. °' 1
Tanglewood. Mr. Ejixey and Miss DixeTw*
the village when the Btables took fl-e and ta *
mobiles and carriages every one la the
drove down to Tanglewood and pave asglata^l
the saving of property. Golf, tennis and lt^i
whist were abandoned for fire flghtln? Mr tv 1
T. Dana. Miss Eleanor Crosby and ITsT B I
moved the wagons. Miss '>'&• » I
Emily Bacon and Mrs. H. Holllster Pease «^* I
in rolling out bales of hay and covering thaa 1
wet blankets; Charles Astor Bristed. Or Hen.^l
Jaques and John A. Hadi'en. jr.. assisted I^2l l
other property. Manager O. D. Seavey. whl^
in charge of the fire brigade of Sfteezi • men* 1 1
apparatus, was burned about the face In j—^!*
the blaze. The loss is heavy. "^
Mrs. William D. Sloane gave a dinner to-aja.
of a 'dozen covers at Elm Court, which wu si
lowed by the fireworks which were to hay. hi
sent up Saturday night, but were postponed^
cause of the weather. For three hours the m,-*!
nation was witnessed by hundreds of People
drove to Elm Court to see the display, n- _
Mrs. Sloane are entertaining Mrs. Margaret Br^T
ley, G. Beekman Hoppin a:. J. Bowers L& fa
Newbold Morris has Miss Daisy Hollins a* I
guest at Brookhurst. and gave a luncheon in S»
honor this afternoon.
F. Augustus Schermerhorn. who has beea laMaa
a stay of a fortnight in Lenox, his longest vist a
some years, departed to-day for New York, m
will start for a cruise on the Free Laace alonjr i,
Atlantic coast as far as Bar Harbor, returning a
Lenox on August 1. ...
William Williams, who has been a , guest of jfe
and Mrs. Joseph H. Choate, at Naumkeasj desarai
to-day for torn.
In a golf foursome to-.l£»y William D. Sloan* m
Malcolm D. Sloane defeated J. Bowers -Lee ast
Beekman Hoppin. 1 up in eighteen holes.
Peyton Van Rensselaer has gone to- Garrfsa
■ V.. for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Platt, c£ New Tort;
Mrs. Charles Bray and Stacy .v. Bray, of *
Louis, arrived to-day at the Hotel AspinwalL
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Harde, who hay« it
the Hotel Aspinwall, departed to-day for tl»
Massachusetts coast. ■
Mr. and Mrs- John E. Heator. arrived to-day x
their cottage or the. Aspinwall properties.
Mrs. H. M. Schleffelin, Miss Eleanor CrcsSy, Mi
and Mrs. J. T. Pultz. Mrs. J. Clarence Post. Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Tompkins. Mr and -Mrs. C C
Chapman and Mrs. M. E. Scott start to-morrow ft
Bar Harbor and other Maine coa«t resnytsj?
Mr. and Mrs. George de Gersdoff are g-uests o!
the Rev. Arthur Lawrence, in Stockbrldge.
BISHOP MAKES PROGRESS.
Indications Point to Slozc but Del
• mate Recover?/.
Cooperstown. N. V., July s.— Bishop Potter !ai
continued to improve to-day, notwlthaeaaee] ti»
extreme heat, and confidence In his recovery free
the present attack is growing Ills son, Alone
Potter, and his son-in-law, Charles Russell, started
for New York to-night, and Mrs. Potter's nJe*
Mrs. Robert Mackey, returned yesterday. TS»
bulletin issued at 9:30 o'clock by Ma physicians wu
Bishop Potter has had a day, not
withstanding the very hot weal rer, ar.d has gshni
sMphtly in strength. Th* mdi .:• ns pilnt towrt
ultimate recovery, but it w!'' necessarily b« t«T
The forenoon inilWlr: issued by Bishop Potttrt
physicians read as follow?:
Bishop Potter show? still mor» improvement H»
has passed a very comfortable night, sleep:?
naturally and quietly. Respiration. 24; poise. W.
and quite regular; temperature. 100. He Is tastof
light nourishment freely and his response to ts»
medical treatment has teen and la most satisfy
Mrs. Potter requests us to say that tni repcrti
as to a contemplated change to so-called •'•uISbSI
or mental science treatment whtt-ii'have been <**
rent .luring the last few days are absolutely •'» i *
It is respectfully requeste-i that any further ■>
marks in that direction be abstained from.
J. E. JAN. M. D-
M. I. BASSETT. K. »
STATE FUNERAL FOR JONAS LIE.
Christianla. July 6.— The Storthing voted **
to accord Jonas Lauritz Edemil Ue. the \ >rw«ae»
poet and novelist, who died In Ibis city yesterd*!
a state funeral. The body whl be buried at '"*
eriksvaern. where his wife Is buried.
PARIS BUYS AMERICAN'S PAINTING.
Paris. July 6. -The Muni Council has <!«*«*
! to purchase Richard Miller's picture. "The W
: Seller." Mr. Miller showed several plcturtS *
the spring- salon of the Soc!«s -ies Art!sts FrssP^ 1
POSTMASTER GENERAL RECOVERED-
Washington. July 6. — Postmaster General M«*
who was made som-'whal * ■**
eating unwhole.«on.e |eea\ froffl»J
over Sunday trip to Annapolis, went!"
a quiet rest. Mr. Mey<-r has entirely recover**
j A DINNER FOR JOHN W. GARRET" 1 "'
Berlin. July 6.— John W. Cr.«rrett. second *<=*
tary of the American Embassy here, who rtce**
was promoted to the secretarysliip el tie «*
bassy at Rome, was a guest at a .re well *j»"j
given by Am»rican. German and diplomatic *****
this evening. The German government was »••*
sented by several high officials. Mr. Helps*] •■
, leave here for Rome about Ju!y 15.
! AMBASSADOR RIDDLE IMPROVING.
j St. Petersburg. July * John W. Ri<hM VliT
American Ambassador here, who is con»»l«*™
from a threatened attack el pneumonia, is
i able to sit up He will leave the hospital as a*"
j as the weather becomes favorable.
From the Philadelphia Record. ..
"A good many men." said a r rorn!n * nt _i?sia.'
conlst the other day, "a^k me about '*" j£lef»
shape of /the mouthpiece of Russia* c fSl*
The Russians, you know, put a hollow c:Ml^3l*
tine pasteboard on the end of th ■ 1 « :ir * t
is put Into the mouth. The tobacco «*", *•*
tht» pasteboard c)tll>d*r begins- Most •>*"•% &
pose the idea M to enable you '." ■* nK> sl Jr^
tobacco to your .cigarette, believe the '■-*TL t >, a*
Jects to be an economical lot. see? »" * rß £, &
th«r real inwardness of the m-heni*. l '' k^ s»*
explanation Americans are likely to tn Fif h &&
cause they haven't the reason here wa 7, hey •*
the Russians to make their cigarettes **, bJJiSP
The fact is the St. Petersburg crowd are » " &
lot. and their whisker- don't •!■' a ' «»»
average Egytlan or Turkish cigarette. i^ s
■lan is shy on risking a conflagration » " / ■
adornments, so he stop* the tooaeca »^* ff }v*s
cigarette an Inch outside hi* mouth l *"j£,a r |c»
And that's th« reason of tie Uttl« «v« v t
moutluj 1 -*'