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Ai-->h 1:1* » lit-aerea Days.
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I»1JOU— • 2.15 — Mir— lit* Name en •.;.. Door.
mOADWAT— 2:IS— *:IS— The Mtflr.t«ht ►„ na
CAKNCGIB l!AIJ # —«:lft— Concert.
casino— The <Hr\ ana th« m-iiarfl
CCIXJNIA.U-2— H-Vau«JfvU!e.
(VMrnV— 2:i»-Vli— The Meitlag Pec
CKITURION— ?:«— ?:Ii— »•»'
HALTS -s:IV-T»ie JJelle of Brtttacy.
ITtKS MUSKE— The World it Wai.
I'MFIRK— S:IS— kit Incn«ataat O*otra.
nrni avbnte- 2— *■— vamsevine.
OAISTTT— 2.I»-S:ll— The Portun* Hunter.
CAiminC— 2:l5 — p:ls— The Harvest Uses.
MACKirrr— — Sernlraun.
HAMMERST KIN'S— 2:15— 8:15— Vaud»rUJa
FERAL.II KQI'ARE— 2:IS— *:15— Ola Dutch.
VJJ'I'ODnOME— 2--«>— a Trip t» Japan; -.•■••
the Earth the Uallet of Jewels
in.T>sON-::2iv— j.:ti»-Tt-.e Bullier ef \- %*%
IKYING ri-A«*B-t>:ls--r»le ne£ensaea.
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MRN't>Kl.s»itllN HAIX.— («:ia— Concert.
NEW AMSTERDAM — i 15 — « It — The »lver
■nrm* TIIKATRF-— W^rthar— « 15— atrtfe
KtW York— 2:ls— «:ls—Tb« Man Who Owss
PAVOY— »>:l&— llelera Richie.
•' NICHOLAS RINK Ice Skating
FTT'YVESANT— *■ 15— Th* raal—t Way.
WALUCK'S- 2:15— s-.lS— The Fourth E*tat«.
T« EnKR*- 2:15 — *:15— The Cltmai.
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Auton>ob:lr« ... > 1 J««^:ry 11 «
I< . a k t t a and l>v>t Bankbook*. .ll »
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Board and ! !»*etha ' 7
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Book* «nd Pub- I Ml»<-»ll»n*ou» .11 S
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Fumitur* 11 »' ruMlc Notice* . . .11 «
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<i»» 11 .*> Ilfforn 11 4
t)t»«:utlon Niv iSrhool A»enrl«..ll 4
ilr* 11 « Ppf'clal Notices 7 7
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lishrd f)j/ Th- Tribune Af*ociation. a
\'*v York corporation ; office end prin
cipal place of buxincft. Tribune Jluild
tnf, So. 1.%4 S'aiwau ttrret. Xetc York;
Opdrn Wilt. president; Henry W.
Fttckrtt. secretary: /•oaf* M. Barrett,
trrawcr. The addrcrg Of the officers it
the office of thig nctr*j>apcr.
7/// \/ n THIS HORXIXG.
FOREIGN. — The House of Loids. by a
you- of 3;,. to 75. adopted the motion of
i.'-id Lkiimliiw nc suspending the finance
bill; several notaMe njveches ■ erf mad"
l)Otli for and apainst the sure; It to
reported that Parliament will It* pro
rocue' -' ■ - The .-■•:;.. cf French
llnanclere has caused another hitch in
the conclusion of th*» Hankow railway
loan Emperor William opened the
Re: hstag. announe'r.ir a plan for sick
Wncfit Insurance «f th* working clays**
end expressing the opinion that th*
Trip* Alliance would continue to stand
togrther for the world* i-eace --
Two Japanese st^am*-rs foundered In a
■ale off Cnrea and Japan, with h»avv
lots of lift; pier* at Shimonop»-kJ were
damaged. •_:- - Theodore Roos»-velt and
his party reached Dondianl after a sue
ceiifful hunting trip; they will go to
NJnro *nd theti<-e to Nairobi.
DOMESTIC— PreMdent Taft Fpent
most of the day In work on his niessape
to « 'oncresfi. completing the financial
r<?rtlon. ■ =— Secretary Wilson of th<»
rw-partm*nt of Aprlculture In his annual
r'port estimate* the value of farm prod
uct* in ISO at J5.7G0.000.000. an Increase
of pMMMjMI over IMC r= The Con
troller cf the Currency issued Inrtruc
tiorif to national hunk« intended to ,--n
forcp greater responsibility on th«» part
of director*;. ■ _ . A utrike Involving
2.sr>o switchman on thirteen Weft«*m
railroads was declared at St. Paul. : i
Mr. and Mr*. John I). Rockefeller left
Cleveland for their home in this city,
notwithstanding an alleged aura ion
plot, no «xtra precautions were taken
by th* Cleveland police in arunrtiing the
railroad station. Mr. Rockefeller express
!r.c no alarm. =^= Governor Hushes ad
dressed tne convention of the New York
■Mat* Waterways Association In th.
Capitol at Albany. -- ■- Eipht men were
Imprisoned by a cave-in following a flre
In a copper mine at Copper Hill, Tetm.
<"*ITY. — Storks were Irregular, closing;
firm - '■■ .". Counsel for former «»mploy»-s
of the Sugar Trust paid an effort was
beinr Baa** to make their clients the
ai • gr-Hi* in 11 1 •- nhort weight frauds.
•fill* -I i they would try to prevent. ■■
Timothy L Woodruff said the Republi
can organization would probably ■• MOB
ln;i!* Governor Hughes next fall. If he
should be ft randidJt?. :i=m^ The testi
mony of Er*-n H Thomas In the gov
ernment »=u]t hsraiiict the coal carrying
railroads was mid*- public. a Assem
blyman I.indon Bat.-s jr.. Impressed the
charter committee with his denunciation
of th* wa«e and theft of WdliT In Man
hattan and Brooklyn. :: — — r The St. An
drew's Society held its annual dinner.
■ Justice Peter A Hendri<k said he
rnlg+it resign from the Supreme Court
bench. - Chairman Will cox consulted
Mayor-elect Gaynor on the city's transit
problems. ===== Howard Wlllets's coun
try home. Gedney Farm, near White
Plains, wit* burned
THE WEATHER— Indications for to
day. Fair. The temperature yesterday:
Highest. 42 degree, lowest, 22.
TLere is the customary shaking of
heads ever the nuall vote cast at the
recent election on the constitutional
it niendmtcts. The. Indifference of the
people tc every such referendum Is be
lag Mjirmnly discussed, and the case with
which the constitution is a trended by a
mlm.rity vote comes In for much of the
usual sermonising. "The Rochester Post-
Expret*" Is for a reform. It "would nave
"the Legislature require every voter at
-an election to consider tb>) constitu
tional amendments before being nl
"lowed to vote for any candidates for
"any office/* and It continue:
A printed ballot containing a summary
of th* Amendments should go to th*
voter Aral; and after he baa ■voted' for
th* amarm—anta or acaleat them, or has
deliberately declined to vote at all, but
not till then, be should be allowed to
p*«a on to vote for his candidates for
tee varioua oSces.
If that plan had acy effect is lncreas-
I*l voting en ajrecdmosts It «?ci! hare
tLt effect of iacr*aslng ncinteElgent vot
ing Trie mere fact that his amendment
ballots ceme to him first »i. : not
tseJt* them first In laportance In the
voter's mind and would not lead him
to Inform himself concerning them If
l.» does not do fo now.
* It is not, however. Kurprisiag no- espe
cially disquieting that the *•** on the
amendments was small. It only indi
cate* what every one know., that those
amendment* did not particularly interest
the public If the figures fur Monroe
County are typical, about on* In every
four voter* registered fcis oi luion on the
smendments. Is there any reason why
more than one in four voters « nouid have
felt sn Interest In them? There was
nothing of really grave consequence In
wired la the passage or defeat ef tag
one or all of them. The state goTern
xnent would hare gone on very much the
same in any case.
The constitution Is supposed to contain
the fundamental law of the state, but
not one of these question* was really
fundamental, for the nature of the gov
ernment was not remotely affected by
any of them. And It is because the con
stitution contains so much that It not
fundamental, that might appropriately
be left an open subject for legislation,
that It Is so often necessary to amend
1: and that its amendment Is a matter
of so little Interest to the public. The
moral of the frequent amendment of the
constitution and of the failure of the
public to interest Itself in the process Is
that state constitutions should be sim
plified co as to conform to the model of
the federal Constitution and contain only
The fundamental law.
If nothing that could not properly and
reasonably be made the suM.-vt ' lf lr 'K' t '
lative enactment were crowded Into a
state constitution there Matt be little
occasion for its amendment. Th< • S
no giiin from including in the organic in
strument anything that Is disputatious
or anything about which the public mind
Is subject to change, for pen aneney Is
not •e'-ured. th*» alteration ol a state
constitution being only a I:ttV more dif
ficult then the alteration of a fctatute;
whereas respect for ihe «-\Ttc consilru
tion would be greatly hei»;'iit*ned if it
were not the subject of incessant amend
ment. The federal Constitution would
ever have l>evoin<* the ven.-mb'.e instru
ment it 1« If It were amended annually
n three or four particular*
The cousiderateness of tl-» Interbor
ough company has never bet n fully un
derstood or appreciated by the people of
New York. The tO^sndlefwwer lamps
;n the subway, it appears, were not
adopted through any desire tor economy
but, as Mr. Hedley, the manager, testi
lieil. solely to provide a "soothing light"
for the eye* of the passengers. The
company tried 16-eaudlepower lights at
!.-n< ! .r v>t\,-d with genune alarm the
painful effect of the unaecusK mcd blar.e
upon the eyes of its patrons. Passengers
were observed to shield their faces from
the dazzling Illumination and to give
every indication of distress. So the In
terborough company, ever solicitous for
the comfort of the public, had 10-ean
dlepower lamps specially made and In
stalled them on Its train*. And now
that the ungrateful people co«nplaln that
there is not light enough, the company,
always anxious to please, will hasten to
return to the stronger lights. The odd,
I • comforting light, so pleasant to the
eye* of a man reading his newspaper.
I* to go. giving place to a dazzling glare
that will drive subway passengers to
wearing black goggles again for their
The ojieratore of the 6ubway appear
to follow faithfully the old (ireek motto,
"Nothing in excess." They n .old < s
of light on their trains, taking their
funet'on of performing a publi'' service
ro seriously that they prefer to do what
Is jrood for the people rather than what
the people like. In the same way they
firmly resitted for a long t me the un
reasonable demand of many for an ex
cessive number of doors ln their cars.
It has never been explained what moral
or material advantage there was to the
passengers ln the avoidance of excess in
entrances and exits, but then' can hardly
be any doubt that In some wuy it soothed
them to be propelled through a narrow
r-aFKagp by the strong right foot of a
husky platform man.
Ko. too. the Interborough avoids excess
or seats ln its trains. The change from
a sitting to a standing posture soothes
our sedentary population. To stand from
Brooklyn Bridge to 137 th street is not
too much comfort for the public, for if
it were, you may l>e sure the careful
Interliorough would find some way to
avoid the excess. Kxcess of space In Its
trains It avoids at all hours of the day
with a skill that bring* murmurs of joy
ful astonishment fr«.m the uninitiated,
and Its determination to eschew all ex
cess In the provision of new subways
arouses the admiration of the Judicious.
The public is soothed ln every conceiv
able manner- -we mig! t indeed say
lulled— by It* ministrations. Its yielding
in the matter of excess '.f light does
not rtode any weakening in regard to
other excesses, and even in this one re
t»pect it may lie relied on not to give way
further thnn need !*».
jisTHF woorra mamlt itmow.
There can be no doubt that Mr. Jus
tice Kcott strengthened himself In the
in of the community by what he
t>ald liefore the Mount of KstlniMte and
Apportionment on Monday. He accept
ed the entire responsibility for the ap
plication for the annual increase of
$4,000 ln the wdaries of Supreme Court
justices in New York He did Ml
than that ; be allowed to fall ujmiu bis
own head all the censure aud condemna
tion called out by the application. That
required an uncommon degree of moral
courage. President MeGowan was right-
Mr. Justice Scott made one of the man
liest statements to which that board
has ever listened
Every one who knew of the record
which Justice fc«-ott has made «n the
Supreme Court beueb regretted the oc
• •aslon for the Mtvere crlifcism which
was aroused by the application [(re
sented by him to the local authorities.
Ills promotion to the Api>*>llate IHvislou
by the appointment of the (Jovernor was
generally regarded, and esjiecially by
the bar of the city, as an appropriate
recognition of superior Judicial wort ux
the trial and equity terras of his court.
This reputation he has steadily strength
cued by his service in the higher tri
bunal. It will generally be regarded
as another evidence of his strong quali
ties that he corrected the mistake which
hi acknowledged he had made In such
frank sul courageous fashion
In these days when the need of indus
trial Instruction la realized to each an
extent that some persona ate proposing
that It shall be generally Introduced into
the public schools, an institution which
has 11,573 children enrolled for such
education and an average daily attend
ance of 6.831 receiving It Is worthy of
sympathetic attention, and would be If
It were doing nothing else than that. In
this city of need an institution which
fires relief in their borne. to 7.509 poor
children In a year, and to ♦»,.'.» in com
fortable and sanitary lodging houses,
which treats 3.270 little patient* at med
ical missions an«! which sends during
the year 6.7 M V the country for outings
of from one week to ten weeks should
command Interest and hearty support
The same Is to be said of an institution
which In a year provides 2.484 children
with suitable snd proiitaLlo employ
Act on* of these half dozen things
weald aien* b* sufficient to commend
the doer to fa tot. But the Children's
Aid Society of this city Is to be credited
with them all at one* and with many
other similar activities In behalf of poor
children. And it has this circumstance
specially to commend It to the most
practical minds: that while benevolent
work for people of any ajr.» results In
good, that results In most good which Is
done for the young and which thus aids
them to become self-supporting anl
prosperous men and women. "With the
aped poor there Is merely a chance to
make their declining years comfortable.
With the young poor there Is an oppor
tunity to lead them Into U***« of, com
So far as we have been able to per
ceive from intimate observation and ac
quaintance for many years, there Is no
feature of the Children*. Aid Society
nor detail of its work which does not
merit approval and support. It I* grati
fying to lenrn from Its yearly report that
It is steadily enlarging its work, both In
variety of activities and in numbers
helped, and It I* • pleasure again to comm
end it to the grnerous support of an
always p»u«to*h» public.
a wit* rnr. PFi M
Some years i . ..niiuent British
statesman In a I addrets on the
question of maintaining In name form an
upper chamber of the llrltlah Parliament
declared himself convinced of the ad
vantages of such a iMtdy and described
them at» "the advantages which result
"from the existence of an impartial, dls
"patstonate reviewing pover. which will
"correct slovenliness, which will check
"dissipation and which in coses of ex
"treme need will refer back to the people
"for consideration measures which the
"people cannot be supposed to have de
liberately approved."
Now. It might be too much to claim
that the present H<iuse of Lords was
impartial or altogether dispassionate,
though it may be no more lacking in
those qualities than the House of Com
mons, with its overwhelmingly partisan
majority and its arbitrary rules of
closure. That the House of I/irds doe*
frequently and usefully correct sloven
liness 1b not to be disputed. Whether
the present case of Mr. Lloyd-CJe ■'►•
budget Is one "of extreme need" su<-h
as the speaker whom we hare quoted
had in mind is a question on which dif
ferences of opinion are permissible. It
seems to be Indisputable that the pend
ing measure is one "which the people
"cannot be supposed to have deliberately
"approved" — which. Indeed, It is certain
they have never approved at all. And
beyond doubt all the peers are trying
to do Is to "refer It back to the people
for consideration."
The logic of the utterance which we
have quoted, from an address made as
recently as ISOS. would seem to l*\
therefore, that the Lords are right in
demanding that Mr. Lloyd-Georee's bud
pet ehall be referred to the people be
fore it Is adopted. Yet we should be
surprised to find the maker sf that ad
dress accepting that interpretation of
it at this time, for he was nnd is no
other than Mr. Asquith. the present
Prime Minister of the T'nlted Kingdom,
who has set his face as a flint against
any compromise with the House of
Lords and who declares that Its Insist
ence upon the very course which he
himself suggested with commendation
ln IROS will be the signal for war with
out quarter against its pretensions, if
not against its constitution an^ even
its rery existence.
A writer has just been convicted in
this city of criminal libel against a mem
ber of the Mexican government in a
book apparently composed for the pur
pose of availing the President of that
republic. The interesting feature of the
case Is that the libel was committed
against a conspicuous officer of a foreign
government. Far too often writers of
books, as well as of newspaper and mag
azine articles, and also public speak
ers, seem to think that foreigners, and
especially foreign rulers, are fair and
safe targets for any shafts of detraction
and abuse. It Is true that Immunity i*
generally enjoyed by their makers, even
when the attacks are untru<; and libel
lous, because the Injured person is far
away and has not the tim<- or the in
clination to take the matter into oourt.
That circumstance, however, aggravates
the offence. The libeller says things
about a foreigner which he would never
dare to say about a person in this coun
try. Moreover, it is the head of a state
who is libelled. ami therefor.- the utter
ance is calculated not merely to do harm
to an individual, but also la create mis
apprehension and ill reeling between
two nations.
We do not condemn American writers
and speakers as greater offenders in this
respect than those of other lunds. and In
the present Instance the offender is not
on American. Temperate statements of
facts and decent criticism, even though
severe, are permissible an«l may be salu
tary, but it Is not well for men In one
country publicly to rage against the dig
nitaries of another, nor even to dis
cuss the politics of a neighboring nation
with the Impassioned partisanship which
may characterize — and dlstlgure — a
heated local campaign. If truth and
courtesy and a certain degree of de
tached disinterestedness should char
acterize all public utterances nl»out the
men and affairs of other lands the cause
of friendship and peace among the na
tions would l»e materially promoted.
At last the pathways hither and yon
through the regions above the earth
are to be charted. The Secretary of
State of New York may have been able
to justify himself in his suggestion to
an applicant for an airship license that
he was a little ahead of the season,
being perhaps one of those who, while,
not caring to be the last to lay the
old aside, do not care to be the first by
which the new la tried. There Is some
wisdom, also, in his reflection that it
would be better for the applicant to
wait until he bad made his first (light,
for "then you might change your mind."
There Is a slight possibility that after
the applicant's first flight there won't
be enough of his mind, or. Indeed, of
any other part of him, to change.
But In the mean time, at a meeting of
the Imperial Aero (Hub, In Her lii, pre
hided over by Count Zeppelin and at
tended by a number of officers of the.
general staffs of the army and navy,
t ti»- preparation of aeronautical maps
wag dinciLssed. The charts proposed
would show the marked variations of
the landscape as well us the. locution
of electric wires and other aerial ob
ruction*. It may be assumed, too, that
the depth of streams and lake* would
be indicated, with suggestions as to the
best way to alight in order to hit them.
Instruction* In regard to the dropping
of monkey wrenches and beer bottles
ought to have proper attention, and
some provision should be made for pro
tecting skylights and cucumber frames
in case of accident.
Wo are not yet advised as to what Is
meant by "marked variations In the
landscape." We should Imagine that by
daylight it would be possible for the
most inexperienced sky pilot to recog
nize a mountain. And If all the wind
mills of Holland were to be charted the
map would become a complicated af
fair. Furthermore, no pilot should re
ceive a license until he has demon
strated his ability to avoid any Don
Quixote attacks upon those guardians
of the land of the dike by soaring one
or two errata above them. Presump
tively a greater source of danger would
be that presented by the steeples of
churches, and eventual!.. It may be nec
essary to have them properly adorned
with red lights at night. In the day
time, to obviate the possibility of
danger during fogs, they might carry
whistling buoys.
We are not ready yet to wish that
these eminent students of aviation had
turned their attention to experiments
along other lines, but if the heedless
aeronaut is going to be a source of
more danger to the public than the wild
chauffeur the general public may be
6orry that the development of flying
machines has not proceeded even more
By the d«ath of Charles Stewart Smith
the city loses a valuable citizen He
v.hs a s.icrensful merchant, who took an
unselfish Interest ln public affairs. He
exhibited his civic spirit in many way«.
His name is associated with repeated
efforts to give tho city a non-partisan
administration and with the develop
ment of rapid transit In Ho*j York through
the conception and realization of the
subway. Few men have remained volun
teers ln the cause of civic Improvement
as longr as did Mr. Smith, who kept up
his Interest and activity practically to
the end of his days
The reduction in telephone rates be
tween the city and numerous suburban
towns is not large, but the public will
be reasonably grateful for small favors.
The German Emperor, in his address
to the Reichstag, speaks of tho main
tenance of the Trtple Alliance as con
fidently as though there had not ln tl>o
last year been a thousand rumors of
Italy's Impending withdrawal. It may
be that the Emperor knows more about
It than the rumcrmongers.
Now that AaßtaUM has gone wet. Mr.
Bryan may cast .bout for a now para
mount Issue.
Professor Parker, a member of the
Mount McKlnley expedition of UMHS, has
given explicitly hts reasons for t"lieving
that Dr. Cook did not roach the Alas
kan peak. Ho Bays that Dr. Cook was
not an experienced mountain tiiinl.er,
yet got rid of his saoal serviceable cum
f ;iiilor.s. Thoujrh telling Professor Parker
aud others, alter the failure in the
summer of lftirt, that hunting and a
little Btudy of glaciers were the only ob
jects In view In remaining a few weeks
longer. Dr. Cook pent a telegram to Mr.
Bridgman distinctly indicating anotli> r
purpope Dr. Conk was :'.,<»o«» feet lower
down when he pretendtd to discover the
route which made success possible than
■wh^n he bad previously studied the peak
with glasses. One of Ma photographs,
purporting *o show the summit of Mount
MrKJnley, included another mountain of
the same height. A photograph In bis
book, labelled "a shoulder of MatMSt Mc-
Klnley, 8,000 feet high," strikingly re
sembled one designated "tiie top of the
continent." He spenks of "sky scraped
granite blocks at the top of the peak,'
while other witnesses declare that there
Is Ice there Instead. Though h* says In
his book that he determined his elevn
t'.on (130.3U0 feet) at the summit with a
barometer. Professor Parker pays that In
strument had been graduated to read
to a height of only 18,000 feet. It is to
te regretted that Professor Parker did
not speak ns plainly before a» he does
nov. - . His statements have a close bear
ing on Dr. Cook's polar story.
The reappearance of the Red Cross
Christmas and New Vr.ir's stamps to
day will be welcomed by the benevo
lently disposed, but It wll! be well. In
order to avoid *<nnc trouble which oc
curred last year, for all purchasers and
ust rs to remember that they are not
good for j>ostagr.
Controller Mfrfz says lie knew uh.it he
was doing when he voted for th>> judicial
salary increase Bow did that IhsßfM B '
What? Mrs. < >l,eary's cow didn't start
the Chicago fire by kicking over a lamp?
Go to! Pretty soon somebody will ha
denying that Columbus made an egg
stand on end, or that Newton saw an
apple fall, or that Franklin went kite
flying in a thunderstorm.
Joseph S. Showalter. of Fayotte County,
Intl.. has named a new variety of squash
"Thomas H. Marshall," for the present
Governor of the lloos;.-: State According
to a letter from one of the Governor*!
neighbors, "the honor tickled the Governor
"way down to his boots, although as has
often been iwossashasoi In that way before.
An open faced heater was recently named
for him, and the list of similar honors in
cludes dogs, vehicles, ci^-jra. bibles and
near Angora cats." The prize squash of
the new variety Is described as "four feei
long, of pickle shape and speckled with
warts. It In of golden red color and in the
'Jim' Jeffrie* class for weight."
"How's your eon making out in busi
ness?" asked the first capitalist.
"Very well. Indeed." replied the other
"he's got a quarter of a million."
"Why. you started him with a million
didn't you?"
"Yen. and It's two months now since he
started operations In Wall Street."
—The Catholic Standard and Times.
Chicago's annual disgraceful orgy tha
"ball" of the Ist Ward Democratic Club
—"Bathhouse Jo&n's" organization — has
been set for December 13, and the papers
of the Windy City are expressing fears for
the worst. The Hon. Mr. Coughltn. how
ever, says there will be no "orgy, " as "tha
police have been ordered not to admit one
at the door." He hopes for "a more select
crowd" than In years past, as he "has
raised the ante" from Si to $2, -just to
keep out the pikers."
Mr. Dubbs (with newspaper)— it tells
here, my dear. how a proffr«*aiv* New York
woman makes her social calls »->• telephone
Mrs. *>"&»»»— Progress lUih! She's
probably like me— not a decent thing to
wear bob tun Transcript.
The Buffalo Hoard of Education is con
sidering a proposition to mtroduc* In the
public schools a textbook on UulTala which
will glv* pupils some knowledge- of th.- In
dustries and lnsUtutions of the city In which
they live. "The News" cays that In times
past there have been members of the Com
mon Council who knew iluffalo none too
wtlL It Is argued ifeat Us rlslac gtaara-
Urn. which In time win hay* charge of
pjblle affairs, should be better prepared for
the work.
When the weather's gloomy.
That's the time t' smile.
That's the time you'll find a grin
Ueally wuth yer whli).
That's the time t" King a song.
Shake yer heels an' dance;
"When th' weather's gloomy.
Give Old Jo/ a chance.
When th* rain's a-falllng.
Thai's th' time f laugh;
Put a cheerful record on
Yer wheezy phonograph.
Then tune up yer fiddle.
Resin up yer bow,
Shove th* table to the wall
An* dance away yer woe.
When th' weather's gloomy.
That's th' time f sing.
That's th' t!m- f prove yer faith
Is a llvin' thing:
Th it th' time f whistle.
That's th' time to shout-
Open up yer heart an' let
Laughter bubble out.
When the sun Is shlnln'
Any one kin grin.
All the world Is cheerin
The one who's frolrt' t win.
But th' el Sat thnt really
Does some pood. I find.
Is th' cheer that's given
Fer th' brother 'way behind.
When th' weather'- r!«mr,
An* th* - , M looks na.l. IT a
Put yer old umbrella up.
An' elm? a son? that's glad.
Travel down th' hUhwaya.
Journey mile an mile.
Answerln' the raindrops
With a cheery smile. _.-,_.
—Detroit Free Press
A chair of Christian archeology has been
established In the University of Rome by
direction of the Minister of Education, and
Professor Manuel has been appointed as
its first occupant. "Marucci. whose entry
into the faculty has created much excite
ment In church circles, Is known as the
best informed archaeologist of the Vati
can." says "Figaro." "and the enly sur
viving pupil of Rossi, who made the cata
combs a life study."
"Who Is the blindfolded party with the
pair of scales?" asked the strar.g»r in the
art irallery.
"That represents Justice. '
"Oh' I thought it was a s-ifjar weigher.
— Washington Star.
To the K<m« T of The Tribune.
Sir: When you made your char c"
price and columns I wrote to protest
against it. It ts> hut fair now that I should
with equal candor let you know that you
have soundly converted me. I had not sup
posed The Tribune could be better than It
used to be. But It Is
New I^ondon. Conn., Nov. y*. 19CV
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The report from Interstate Com
merce Commission sources that Congress
will be asked at Its coming session to ap
prove amendments to the commodities
clause no doubt explains the fact that the
mandates of the Supreme Court of the
United States In the twelve commodities
cases, which were issued to the Attorney
General on June 17 for transmission to the
Circuit Court at Philadelphia, have been
held for five months, presumably in 'he
Department of Justice.
The Attorney General proposes, appar
ently, to take no further proceed
against the railroads until Congress shall
have reiterated its determination, and this
time In more unmistakable language, to
put a drastic conclusion to the discrimina
tions practised by common carriers of coal.
Meanwhile. If officials of the Department
of Justice, <lf even many Senators and
Congressmen) doubt th« feasibility of en
forcing the. commodities clause as at
present drawn If not the wisdom of Its
conception I can «ertlfy from tntervi^ vs
on the subject with officers of a dozen
railroads in the Mil.ll- West that the
commodities clause has, during recent
months, paired many converts as 10 Its
wisdom from among the ranks of those
whom It was drawn to curb: and It was a
railroad solicitor 'n Chicago who exclaimed
the other day: "AH the Western railroad
lawyers know that the output of the
various subsidiary coal companies Is pro
duced 'under the authority' of the rail
road companies whteri control their stock!"
The Supreme Court tuns lays dor.n the
"authority" provision: "We then con
strue the statute as prohibiting a rail
road company engaged In Interstate com
merce from transporting In such com
merce articles or commodities . . . when
the article or commodity has been manu
factured, mined or produced . . . under
Its authority."
Does any one lielleve that when the
Supreme Court neld that the ownership
by a railroad of ;-t--k in a coal company
did not. alone, Brad ■ legal interest in
the product of 'he stook controlled coal
company It irtealetl la constitute that
Modi control a countersign which only
needs to as exhibited t;> exempt the pofsea
sor from the application of UM "authority"
provision? EJIuEN HARE MILLER.
New York. Nov. 30. 1503.
To las K.ltt.ir of TIM Tribune.
Sir: I have read columns In the daily
papers about the shocking disaster which
i'«uri«.i In the coal mine at Cherry, III.;
but atr&nga as it would seem I have not
st-en a word about any provision ever hav
ii.< been made In this or any other mine
for extinguishing nres when first dis
covered a* providing food for miners in,
case of such disasters.
It would seem but a sensible and pru
dent business matter for owners of mines
to iirovide chemical tire extinguishers for
immediate use when nef-ii-J and but a
humane act for them to see that carles
of water anil supplies of some kind of
2)rt'served food were placed at different
lints .if a mine for men to use in cafe
of accident J. A. ROYCE.
lirooklyn. Nov. t^>. 1009.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I read with much interest in the
Sunday issue of your paper an Item relative
to two young men who were arrested on a
charge of trying to Hee a j>erformance of
graml opera without having purchased
It seems to me that two jrovng men who
were enough Interested In grand opera to
climb up four stories oit a tire escape and
then through a window li.to the opera
house elioulJ have teen presented with two
of the best reserved seats In the house, in
stead of beinK amstcd. I further believe
those bo>s tKserve to to edu-ated by some
person who la in the philanthropic class.
Syracuse. Nov. I".'. VjW.
FYom The Philadelphia Record
Th* locust groves planted on abandoned
ground by the V* nsylvanla Railroad In
this atate have I irned out to be gre^t
places for preserving rabbits for the tin:
>e*r: n crop. The tnicketa are too jag^>"
' r pat hunters to ahoot them In the
aauat?. while they ba.tie dogs among the
small tree* tnd rrfu.«e to leave their re
treat to »>e '
From The Schenectady Union.
A Texas malt Buys he will pay a goad
price for (lean. Our condemnation cannot
be too severe for one who would rob .< poor
d.. of ata beat friends. David llarum tells
us that "fleas is coot! for a dog. they
keep him from worrying about „1 :11, m
doe." And we quite ugree with David.
From The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Western papers commiserate with a man
who has beeu in prison twenty-seven years
and has never Been a trolley car. If the
Western variety U an > thing like the Phila
delphia brand be haau'l miased a great
People and Social Incident*
[Trom The Trtbun* Bur*«a.l
Washington. Nor. K. —The President
reached his office shortly before 11 o'clock
this morning, and with the Secretary of the
Nary gave consideration to the legislation
called for by the report of the Bwlft board
on the reorganisation of the department.
The Secretary of Commerce and I.»r>or
presented Benjamin B. Cable, recently ap
pointed Assistant Secretary, before the
Cabinet meeting.
The Cabinet meeting was devoted chiefly
to the President's message, recommenda
tions concerning the executive departments
being considered.
Martin W. Littleton, counsel for Charles
TV. Morse, called at the White House, But
did not see the President.
The President spent the afternoon In the
private rooms of the White House at work
on his message, on which he Is making
good progress. He will endearor to cancel
all engagements for to-morrow and devote
himself to the message.
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. Nov. 80.— The Italian Ambas
sador and Baroness Mayor dcs Planches
have returned to the embassy from a brie*
visit In New York. They entertained in
formally at dinner to-night In compliment
to two officers of the Italian warship Etru
The German Ambassador and Count***
yon Bemstorff were hosts for a dinner
party at the embassy to-night. Their guests
Included Lady Johnstons, Mr. and Mrs.
Lionel O. Ouest. of England; Miss Lucy
Blgelow Dodge, Countess Lulse Alexandra
yon Bernstorff. Mr de Beauford, of the
Netherlands Legation; Count Felix yon
Brusselle-Schaubeck. Austrian first secre
tary, and Mr. Yon Brilnlng.
The British Ambassador ana Mrs. Bryce
are entertaining Walter Rlzley Hearn.
British Consul General at San Francisco,
who will be here for several days.
The American Minister to Panama and
Miss Sailers left Washington to-day for
Buffalo, where they will spend several days
visiting friends.
Th« Greek Minister has arrived at the le
gation In Columbia Road after an absence
from Washington of several months. Ha
divided his time between various summer
resorts and spent the fall In New York and
The Cuban Minister earns to Washington
to-day for a few hours' business with the
legation and returned to New York to
night. General Garcia Veles will select a
legation home and bring his family here
within a week or two.
The French military attache and Countess
de Chatnbrun entertained guests at lunch
eon to-day to meet Miss Harrison, of Cin
cinnati, who Is visiting them.
fFroTn Th« Tribune Bureau ]
Washington. Nov. 30.— Rear Admiral and
Mr*. Richardson Clover Introduced their
daughter. Miss Eudora Clover, to society at
a tea this afternoon. The drawing room,
and tearoom were decorated with pink
flowers and foliage. In the tearoom were
Mrs Joseph C. Audenreld. Mrs. Richard T.
Mulligan. Mrs. Albert Covtngton Janln.
Miss Southerland. Miss Mary Southerland
and Miss Elizabeth Parker. Among the
debutantes present were Miss Margaret
Preston Draper. Miss Gladys Hlnckley,
Miss Sophy Johnston. Miss Adelaide Heath.
JIIS3 Mary McCauley, Miss La-.ra Merrlsm.
Miss Kath*rln* Brown and Miss Alice Whit
M'« Katherln* Brttton was presented to
society by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Brttton. at a tea this afternoon. In the large
parlors at Rauseher'a. Mrs. Clarence R.
Edwards, Mrs. William Kearney Carr. Mrs.
Edward Loftus. Mrs. Warr.«r Bailey, Mrs.
Benjamin Mlcou. Mrs. W. B. Rldgely. Mrs.
Philip Hlchborn. Mrs. Murray Cobb and
Mrs. Evans Cameron were the matrons as
sisting Mrs Brttton. while among the
younger members of society were Ml*»
Constance Hoyt. th* atlas** Chew, the
Misses Murray, the Misses Fitch. Miss
Mart* Duryee. Miss Cist* Downing, Miss
Kathertne Leach. Miss Ruth Pilling. Miss
Frances Xoyes. Miss Marguerite Barbour
and Miss Esther Denny. A supper for tho
receiving party followed, and later th*
young people occupied boxes at the Na
tional Theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Eramons enter
tained guests at dinner to-n.'xht In com
pliment to Colonel and Mrs. Cosby and
Lieutenant and Mrs. Torrey. both bridal
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Guest and their
daughter. Miss Lucy Blgelow Dodge, ar
rived In Washington late this afternoon.
and will spend several days at the Shore
ham. They were guests at the German
Embassy to-night, and to-morrow night
Mrs. I. Z. Letter will have them at dinner.
Miss Margaret Montgomery, of Portland.
Ore., who has been the guest of Mrs. James
Plnchot for several days, has gone to New
York for a series of visits to relatives.
Miss Martha Bowers, daughter of the
Solicitor General and Mrs. Lloyd G. Bow
ers, entertained guests at luncheon to-day
to meet Miss Garrett Smith, of New York.
her house guest. Miss Bowers will make
her debut on Saturday.
Mrs. Joseph C. Audenreid has issued in
vitations for an afternoon reception on De
cember 17. in compliment to Mrs. Nagel.
wife of the Secretary of Commerce and
A fashionable audience attended Mm*.
Schumann-Heink's concert at the Columbia
this afternoon.
{By Telegraph to Th« Tribune.]
Newport. Nov. 30.— Mr. and Mrs. R. Llv
lngston Beeckman returned from Hot
All the Party in Excellent Health-
Successful Hunt.
Londiani. British East Africa. Nor. 30.—
Colonel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt. Ed
mund Heller and Leslie A Tarlton arrived
here to-dny from Guas Inghlsu plateau. All
are In splendid health. Colonel Roosevelt
expressed himself as delighted at again
meeting R. J. Cuntnghamv and others of
the American party who awaited htm here
The former President 1. great. v clntetl over
the success of the hunt on the plateau.
Among th* sights witnessed was a dis
play of lion killing with spears by Mandl
warriors. Th* exhibition was thrilling.
This evening the party will proceed to
NJoro. where they will be the guests of
liOrd Delamere on the latter ranch until
December 10. when they will go to Nairobi
London. Nov. So.— Ambassador Reid re
cilved to-day, on b«half of O. W. Hill. the
Copley medal, awarded by th« Royal' So
ciety to th« astronomer and author of West
Nyaclc. X T . In recognition of his work
In mathematical aatronomy. The Copley
medal Is the most highly prlied ,-.' the
several awards made periodically by the
Royal Society.
Manila, Nov. 30.-Edw« | wdltch. a
former football player of tlarvar. was
appointed to-day private secretary to
I -nor General Forbes. He had been
awMal in •» similar capacity for the
ernor 3 predeocasor for several month*
Parts. Nov. SO.-A dispatch from Havre
•aya that Marie Mallet, an aged cook, has
died, leaving to her heirs a great fortune
which had been left to her by a brother
a CaUterai* 'TirrtT ninir - _
Springs. Vs., this evening. They are th
g-u«sts of Mr. and Mrs. Louis I* Lf»r»i:sr«.
James L. Van Alen has concluded &•,
brief visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Caatmrr de Rhaxn tad «».
elded to remain until the end of tae moatk.
Mrs. French Vanderbllt and h;r wrm
William H. Van.ierMlt. hay« gon^ to jj^
York, preparatory to sailing for Europe,
Debutantes mustered In fore* last o;gttt
at Sherry** for th* first ten of •-* *?».
soa of the Junior Cotillon. Th* «{«.,.,
war* received by Mrs. Henry A. Al»xaa
der. Mrs. Henry C. Emmet, Mr*. Fraaa*)
Vlnton Greene and Mr* Archibald P.o<»r*
The larva ballroom was used for th*
dancing, and th* cotillon, which took -!i ,
before supper, was led by Bitrw* Pta;-,
with Miss Eleanor Burrtll for his partner.
Many dinners were given in Hi lisa.
with the dance, to which th* hostesses
afterward took on their quests. The** w .
tertalnlng were Mrs. Llndley Iloitaaa
Chajln. Mrs. Henry C. Emmet, Mr*. George
Cobb Wilde. Mrs. James Terry Gardlatr
and Mrs. Woodbury C. Long Son. who hag
given a reception In tha afternoon tar
her daughter. Miss Helen Montgoaiejj
I.angdon. The cotillon began atom JJ
o'clock, and there waa only on* favor
figure, th* souvenirs for which were anal
Louts XVI mirrors for th* atria, wha*
their partners received photograph Cram**
to correspond. Supper was served la fa*
small ballroom, and afterward there **«
general dancing.
Mr and Mrs. Charles Duncan Leverlci
o— mini th* engagement of their daugi.
tar. Mia* Mathilda G. Leverlch. to Jobs
Moore Perry, who waa graduated n>oa»
Princeton four years ago. and la a ton at
Mr and Mrs. Oliver H. Perry. Mr* lm
erlch was Miss Fannie Floyd Jones, as!
one of her daughters Is married to John
L.-Rlker. 2d.
Miss Helen Montgomery Tangdon. a
> -«T'at-grandd*ua*ht*r of th* origaMl
John Jacob Aator. and also of Judge Woo*.
bury Langdon, whoa* brother. John Lang
don, was Governor of New Hampshire :a
Colonial days, was presented to society
yesterday afternoon at a reception given
by her mother. Mr* Wocdbury G. Lang.
don. at her home. In Fifth avenue. Assist
ing In receiving war* the debutante's sis
ter. Miss Sophie E. Langdon; Miss Cata
•rln* L. Hamersley. Miss Isabel Hoyt,
Miss Margaret Lynch Buckley, Mis* Char
lotto Leroy Glover. Miss Janet T. Moat
gomery and Miss Emily T. Montague, of
Virginia. The reception was followed by a
dinner, the party afterward going on to
the Junior Cotillon. The additional guests
Invited were Mr. and Mr* Frederic 3aUa>
tin, Mr. and Mr* Charles D. ■ :kney.
Mr. and Mr* Hamilton Fish Kean. Mr.
and Mr* C. O'D. Iselln, Mr. and Mrs.
William E. Iselln. Mr. and Mr* 3yam
K. Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. "William E. Glya,
Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers Wood. Mr. and
Mrs. John Innes Kane. Dr. and Mr* <J»nrg*
X. Miller. Mrs. John G. Floyd. Miss Mont
gomery, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax.
Miss Fairfax, Mr and Mrs. Lewis G. Mor
ris. Dr. and Mrs. Metcaif Thomas and
William Harold Brown. Mrs. Langdoa
will give a dance for her daughter at her
home on December 17. The cotillon will
be led by Alexander M Hadden.
Mre. JYederlek O. Bourne gave a recep
tion, In the ladles' annex of the Metropoiltsa
Club yesterday to Introduce h-r laughter.
Miss Marjori* Bourne. In tr>« rerervtag
party were Mrs. Anson W. Hard. }r . aßsa
Basal* Toakum. Miss Muriel Wiley and
Miss X Rosalind Romeyn.
Mis* Madeleine Harrison, daughter ef
Mrs. William Henry Harrison, was manias
)*at*rday afternoon at the horn* ' sj
mother, ln East 3J»th street, to V
Allston Graham. Only relatives and a tmi
Intimate friend* were present at M
mony. which waa performe-i hy MonMgner
LavaUe. rector of 9t. Patrick's CathedraL
The bride, who was given away hy her
cousin. T. Chesley Richardson. ,<r . was la
a gown of white satin trimmed with pohrt
lace, and wore a point lace veil wMd be
longed to her grandmother. II r^
Baker. She had no attendants |
Kawley waa Mr. Graham's best man. o%
their return from their honeymoon Mr. sad
Mrs. Graham will make their fcoma at X<x
11s Cast 21st street.
Debutantes who will be presented to so
ciety to-day .Include- Miss Kleanor BurrlD,
for whom her mother. Mrs. Edward Llv
ingstoo Burrlll. will give a reception at her
home, In West 4?th street, and Has Elisa
beth Love Godwin, for whom her auat.
Mrs. Frederick N. Goddard. has a recep
tion at her home. In I>exi- - avenua. T>
night Mrs. Artemas H. Holmes has a the
atre party, followed by a supper at Sher
ry's, for Miss Hilda Holmes, and Mrs. J. T.
Aloystus Clark will entertila ■ party at
luncheon at Sherry's.
Mrs. Charles Astor Brtste.l and aw
daughters sailed yesterday on board t5»
rrlna Frledrlch Wllhelm for Euro?-.
where they will be Joined In January by
Mr. Briated. with whom they will proceed
on a tour In th* Orient.
Mra Clarence H. Mackay has Issued h>
vitations for a dinner at her house, to
Madison avenue, on L>ecember CC for 3Cs»
Dorothy Hyde, who la ,v | ■ Jab*»
tantes of the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. O!tn have a*»
rived ln town from their place v Bklse>
beck for the winter.
Commissioner of Public Charities Ap
peals for Funds.
"It is a strange thins? that t^ city •*
willing to go on pay'.r.s for th* care of
children less money than the Street leaa*
lns Department pays for the carp of horse*
but It is a fact." said Revert \V. Hebr>er&
Commissioner of Public Charitio*. yester^
day at the annual meeting of tha Set*
York City visiting committee of the Stat«
Charities Aid Association. Mr. Hehber-t
made the point that the Charities Depart
ment must have better help and more
money with which to pay for It. Tea
thousand dollars was given to !:njr»ve C»
service In the Kings County Hospital, as*
other money was distributed In etfi**
Place*, but more Is needed.
Mr Hebberd also emphasised the =••»
for more buildings for the work. aartafl
that th* rapid growth of th» city b*«
brought It face to face with a crisis ■ «•>
unprepared to meet. "Th* last two wlat«»
have been hard to ttd* over." a* said
Another addrasa was mad* by Dr. X»
Brannan. president of BeUsvu* and AZ^
Hospitals. The benefit of balconlts a: •
various hospitals was dwelt upon by D*
Brannan. who thoroughly bellevee la th**
"My strong feeling In the matter of f***
air Is lancely based on dealing with tuff
culosls." he said.
The patients at DeQartM now h«ve tSe^
teeth careil for by a start of about thtrt*
dentists, and the work will probaMy •°° a
be f \ten.le.l to t.ouverneur and Kordha»>
The Uellevuo patients are evidently •nt!W*
ataatlo over th« use si the i'" i:iMI *
"for. • SaM l>r. Umnnan. they carry ti>*w
with them." The «.idil aervice work »•**
freely complimented by Dr. Urannon.
From Th* Kennebeo Journal.
A giant lobster, welshln* nev*nt««»
pounds ami measuring thirty tnchea f.
length, la attractlnj attantlon la '»•** "
la the property of Henry a. Saw*. •■»
WUI have It BaOUBUd, ... - — —

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