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Amusements.
ACADEMY OF 2— «:ls— Tb« LJon otA
. the Mum.
A-pTOR— 2:IS— S:JS— Seven Day*.
2:15 — B:2o— The Lottery Man.
BROADWAY— 2:I.V-S:ls— The Jolly Bachelors.
CASINO— 2:ls— s-.ls— The Chocolate Soldier.
COLONIAL- 2— «s— Vaudeville.
.CRITERION'— 2:IS— h:2iwThe Bachelor's BaIJT.
AALVS— 2:I5 — B:2O— A M»:inw Idol.
KDEN MUSEE — World in Wax.
EMPlßE— s:i:.— £:ls— Caste.
CAlETY— 2:ls— ?:ls— The Fortune Hunter.
ttlOl 2:l&— S:i:v— The Old Town.
HAMMERSTEIN'S— 2— S:IS— _■ _.
HERALD 2:1»— «:15— TIlBVs M«M
r.;«r<^.
HIPPODROME— 2— A Trip to Japan: InsWe
the Earth: the Ballet of Jewels.
lirDPOX— 2:1."> «i:ls— Tlie Spendthrift.
JCN"ICKERIIf>CKER— 2— S— The Dollar Princess.
MBERTT ■*:!» Arcadians.
LYCEUM— 2:15— *>:2'« Tl.e Spitfire.
LTRIC-2:15-S:ls— The City.
.MADISON SQT'ARK GARDEN — 2:13 — w 3 " —
Wild We« And Far Kaot. .
■JQCXKE ELLIOTTS THEATRE— 2:IS— S:IS—
Lulu's Husbands ___. _ T , r
NAZIMOVAP THIRTY-NINTH STREET THE
\TRn — 2:S« — — Little Eyolf.
OK AMSTERDAM— 2:ls— *:ir> Maii«Jn« X.
NEW YORK— 2:ls— S:ls— The Girl Trith th«
' ' Trtionplnir Coutch.
FTfYVKSANT— 2:IS— R:ir— The Lily.
WALLACK'S— 2:IS— S:IS— AIias Jimmy "Valen
tine.
"VVEBER'S— 2:2o—^:2o— The Climax.
Index to Advcrtiscmcvis.
". : riie. Col. 1 Pag*. Co
Amuesmentß ...10 6-7'Mnrrlaiws and
Ban r a ana ' Deaths 7 i
Brokers 14 11 Miscellaneous ••-»» ?
Board * R00md.23 3 Morteac* Loans. .l 2 <
Books anfl Pub ; Proposal" i* <
llcatlojm « *>-' PuWic Notices... IS «
Tins Change* .IS 4 Res! Estale 1- «-T
Carpet Clean'K..l3 SIR. E. for Pale or
Circular DU I to Let , :! r**'*K r -
tribute™ . ...13 4 Rolicloue Notlces.lO fi.
Citation* 13 R'.Resort* • 13 4-S
T>«kf an(s Office ' School Acencle?..J3 4
rnmlture . .- 13 RJPpec'.al Notice?... 7 >_
T>octi. Birds. &C.lB 7!.=tora*e Notice*.. 13 «
Domestic Sltua- ;?urropates • °-,_ .
lion* Wanted. l 3 2-3! tlces 13 fl
:r*curElons .....13 4 .'■ Th<« Turf » I
European Ads. .. 11 1-T» Tim* Tables..... 13 6-7
Furopean Ads .11 3-5.T0 Let for Bu*l
■F"c:osure Sales.. l 331 ness Purposes.. 1
Forelpnßesorts.il 1-7 Tribune Sabwcnp-
Fumd R00m5.. 13 3! tion Rates 7 7
Furn*a Houses. .l 2 7; Typewriting ...... 3
Help Wanted... l 3 1 Cnfam'd Apart-
JnstrucUon 13 4: m«it* :••,; ,1
Ix>*t Bankbook».l3 31Work Wanted.. .l 3 1-3
iVrtn-i?otis JTribintf.
SATfRPAY. MAY 7. 1!UO.
This irspapcr ft Gxcned and pub
lished by The Tribune Association, a
\>ir York corporation ; office and prin
cipal place of business. Tribune Build
<>/'/. Yo. i:V4 yassau street, yew York;
Gjjdcn Mills, president; Ogdcn M. Reid,
secretary; James M. Barrett, treasurer.
The address of the officers if the office
6/ this neicepaper.
Tin: NEWS THIS MORXIXG.
CONGRESS. — Senate: The postoffice
appropriation bill, carrying 524 1.000.000,
was pawed. — = House: Consideration
<if amendments to the railroad bill was
practically liiji!*h"d. the section authoriz
ing mergers being stricken out.
FOREIGN.— King Edward VII died at
11:43 o'clock last evening of bronchial
pneumonia at Buckingham Palace, Lon
don. after ■ .serious illness lasting less
than three days; the Prince of Wales,
assuming the title of George V. is King
and will take the oath before the Privy
Council to-day. == King Frederick
University of Christiania, Norway, con
ferred the degree of doctor of philosophy
on ex-President Roosevelt. = More
than four hundred bodies have already
been recovered from the ruin? of the
earthquake at Oartago, Costa Rica, and
it is believed the total number of killed
will exceed five hundred, the first esti
mate. ' ■■ i Nineteen steamers engaged
:n the seal fishery just ended returned
to st John's. N i-'.. with cargoes valued
at $G27.533. ===== Commander Robert B.
Peary left London for Rome.
DOMESTlC..— President Taft. on learn
ing of ihe death of King Edward, sent a
message to Queen Alexandra, expressing
The sorrow and sympathy of the people
•■■ the Ignited States. ===== The Presi
dent, after conference? with Senate lead
ers, decided not to abandon the fight for
li;s legislative programme: he cancelled
!is proposed trip to Brooklyn next
Thursday. . Secretary Ballinger was
under cross-examination all day by Louis
I•. Brandeis. counsel for Glavis. ' '
1.-- ' > N- i! Browne. Democratic minority
I'.-ader in the Illinois House, and Repre
sentatives R. E. Wilson and Michael Link
v,-ere .indicted in Chicago In connection
with alleged bribery in the election of
T'nited States Senator William Larimer.
====== Rear Admiral Bowman H.^McCalla,
IT S. N. (retired), died from apoplexy at
his home in Santa Barbara. Cal. — ■■ A
!.«• «• direct primary bill appeared at Al
bany, being framed and reported by the
Senate Judiciary Committee; it came
like a bomb thrown in the midst of an
already troubled camp. ' Attorney
General O'Malley, at Albany, appointed
Elmer E. Charles, of Warsaw, special at
torney general to conduct an investiga
tion into the charges of alleged viola
tions of the election laws at the recent
ejection in Monroe County. = The
func-nil of Judge Edward T. Bartlett. of
the Court of Appeals, was held at Skanea
teles. N. Y.
riTY. — Stocks srere weak. The
news of the death of King Edward was
received with espreaßtona of Borrow on
all sides: in the afternoon the realisation
of his condition caused a slump in stock
values. - - Commissioner Foedlck re
ported that a Queens Bureau of Sewers
<-heok stub showed $'*>"< paid to "Graft."
r== Dr. Ulloa. Consul General of Costa
Rica, said that country needed help,
which he hoped would be forthcoming.
r-r — The government rested In the trial
of F. Augustus Heinse. = A full
grown bird of paradise was brought to
port and the captain who brought it re
fused an offer of $500. ==z The trustee
U i Lathrop, Haskins & Co. lias sued the
National City Bank for an accounting of
securities It took from the bankrupt firm.
• Dr. Frederic Griffiths was sent to
the psychopathic ward at Bellevue Hos
pital mi complaint of Mme. Alia Nazim
< v;;. to whom he had written many let
ters.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to
■ay: Fair. The temperature yesterday:
Hiighe«t, 63, degrees; lowest 4.'..
FEDERAL I.\Tl<>\ OF AUTO
MOBILES.
Point is given to the renewed sugges
tion of federal regulation of automobile
- iranV by the report that more than one;
hrtidnd thousand each vehicles have
!>pen fejilstemi in the Suite of New
York.' That is doubtless a much larger
number than any other state can boasr,
but atfeer states have large number?
and the total in the United States may
easily be more than .-» million. These
figures susp:est the enormous propor
tions of the automobile industry and of
-■automobile' traffic on public highway*,
.and also, of course-, the need of some
advanced and BattgMHMai system of
rojrulatins operation.
Federal control could presumably be
. applied . ou!y to those cars which were
used in interstate traflic. That may
mean only a minority of the whole
number, and yet that minority may be
*<■ numerous as lo deserve attention. In
nnd about cities which, like New
York. Hiiladclj/hia. Chicago, Washing
ton. St. Louis. Cincinnati and other.-,
«re situated dose to stale boundaries
there must be thousands of cars which
are frequently run from one state Into
•another; ■ and even from mid-state
places tourlnj: cars not infrequently
yo beyond state limits. As each state
has its own M'stem of registration,
licensing, fees and what not, much
['inbarrassment is often caused to
drivers of cars In their efforts to com
ply with these varying systems and in
the necessity of securing a multiplicity
of license? and of paying a multiplicity
:f f«ee. ';>!" • * '
' *It Is obvious that ■ federal license
tysteui. If it should entirely supersede
ill state systems, would relieve this
Embarrassment, for the bolder of a fed
oraJ license would be free to run his car
in any state. Hut it is scarcely to be
expected that the states would volun
tarily relinquish their right to estab
lish license systems of their own. to
collect fees for their own profit and to
exercise local police authority over their
own highways, nor can it well be main
tained that they could be compelled to
do so. Yhe imposition of a federal li
cense system might therefore prove to be
merely an addition to. Instead of a sub
stitute for. the present state systems,
increasing instead of relieving the bur
dens of drivers of automobiles. A modi
fication of this dual system, under which
a state license in the state of domicile
would be required and a federal license
in addition would ;rlve the right to ruu
i'? all other states, might be more ac
ceptable, though even then a state
might feel aggrieved at the numerous
Incursions of cars from other states
which paid no compensating fee for
their use and wear of its roads, and it
is not clear that It might not be con
stitutionally able to Impose license fees
upon them, as at present, regardless of
the federal license. The problem is a
complex and puzzling one, yet its in
creasing magnitude demands for it some
solution.
ICDWAItD VII.
The death of King Edward deprives
the world of one of its most conspicuous
and most useful citizens. A man who
as prince and king had lived under the
gaze ,if all nations for nearly seventy
years was necessarily well known. The
world abounds in both flatterers and re
viiers. But there can be little doubt
that the measured and matured judg
ment of history will give Edward VII
a distinguished place both in the line of
British monarchs and among the world's
leaders In statesmanship and civics
during the closing years of the nine
teenth and opening years of the twen
tieth centuries.
The unprecedented length of the reign
or his predecessor caused Edward to
spend the greater part of his life as
Prince of Wales; in his sixty years' pos
session .if it be associated himself with
that title "to ■ far greater degree than
any of his predecessors had done, and it
can unhesitatingly be said that he in
vested it with a dignity and Importance
which it had not possessed before. Those
who dwell merely or chiefly upon the
social and personal features of his
career as prince do him much injustice.
His public labors as the representative
of his widowed mother were multifari
ous and burdensome, and they were per
formed with unfailing fidelity and tact.
As ■ patron of art and letters his In
fluence was great, discriminating and
beneficent. In political life, despite the
nominal divorce of the crown from par
tisanship, his services were invaluable.
For while he was not. as crown princes
often have been, in opposition to the
actual sovereign, but always showed as
much filial loyalty in public as in domes
tic matters, he was able to impress upon
court and crown a measure of his own
catholicity.
<'omlnp to the throne nt tiie late age
of sixty years, he quickly demonstrated
the utility of his long apprenticeship
and the diligence and efficiency with
which he hud prepared himself for sov
ereign authority and responsibility. His
capacity for work was comparable with
that which had distinguished his mothpr,
while In the greatest affairs of domestic
and foreign statecraft lie displayed the
rare and triumphant ta<t which he had
shown In his social and personal activi
ties. These qua lit ies. added to more than
ordinary statesmanship, to a particular
ly comprehensive knowledge of men and
nff:iirs and to an excellent Judgment of
human nature, promptly gave him a
commanding rank aniom; the practical
diplomatists of his time, and enabled
him to achieve those improvements in
the foreign relations <.f the United King
dom and between some other nations
for which his too brief reign will doubt
less t c inosi gratefully remembered.
Now. for the first time in centuries, there
is sincere and substantial good will be
tween Ent-'lrind and Trance, the chronic
animosity of <;reat Britain and Russia
has given place to mutual confidence and
friendliness, relations between France
and Italy have been greatly ameliorated,
and the stin^c has been removed from
unfortunate rod chiefly groundless bick
erings between <;rent Britain and <Jer
nu'.ny. To recall these changes is to ap
preciate the ina^nituilp of the services
which this royal diplomat performed.
The ending of his lifo and reign may
iiot mark an epoch in British history,
but it does accentuate ■ crisis. It is an
Interesting coincidence thai whereas
only a few days a?o an historic revela
tion was made to the world of the cir
cumstances and conditions of the crea
tion of the first Parliament of Edward I
— that "emu and general Parliament,
"containing not only the prelates and
"barons i,nt the 'community of the land* "
— Bdward VI I lias now passed away at
the very moment when the kingdom is
confronted with proposals for the most
radical alteration of the Parliamentary
system which has been known since the
r«i«,Mi <<f his first namesake The exist
ence of this grave constitutional crisis.
anxiety concerning which and laborious
attention t" the details of which not
Unprobabiy hastened his failure of
health and strength, will add civic r-<m
cern t" the personal and patriotic be
reavement which the United Kingdom
buffets and in which H commands the
sympathy <>f all the world.
THE (7 7J.IV LAW OS PARTIES.
That is a m-si extraordinary pro
vision of a new Cuban law which de
nies ohVini recognition to political par
ties that are based upon racial lines.
The provocation and the direct appli
cation of it are obvious. It is intended
to prevent if poscfnlc the formation of
■ negro party In in>ul.ir politic*?, which
has been threatened. In that we may
well hope that it will be successful. Bui
it suggests consideration of the general
subject of pany organization and recog
nition.
Political parties have In late years
come to be recognised as ■ proj»er if
not Indispensable instrumentality of
popular government, and they hnve more
:!!!<! more been placed under legal pro
trvtion nnd regulation. Their names,
their emblems and the holding of their
primary elections and the choice of their
officers are now commonly made subjects
'.f statutory supervision, as well as the
places of their candidates upon the of
ficial ballot at elections, obviously, since
the stale thus tafcM cognizance of par
ties and extend* to them Us protection
of thdr independence and Integrity, it
is fitting that It should exercise some
discrimination as to their character and
the benefit or mischief which they are
likHy to produce.
The common supposition is that par
ties are formed upon the basis of politi
NEW-YORK DATLV TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MAY 7. 1010.
cal principles or theories of government.
and upon such n hnsis the utmost Inti
tude Is of course to be allowed consistent
with loyalty to the nation. If. however,
a party should be formed upon a banil
which was obviously hostile to the na
tion and which Involved a direct menace
to the national integrity and welfare.
the propriety of withholding official rec
ognition from it might justly be consid
ered. In Cuba at the present time It
is held, and not without reason, that the
formation of parties on racial lines
would be Inimical to the peace and wel
fare of the republic, and sn, while it may
not be possible to prevent the formation
(if racial organisation* within certain
bounds, it is thought fitting and desir
able to deny to them the official recog
nition, status and privileges of political
parties. The effect of this remains to he
seen. It may simply intensify the racial
animosities and rivalries which have un
happily arisen, but it is to be hoped that
it will discourage them and move the
Cubans to regard themselves as a single.
united people. Irrespective of color or
racial origin.
THE COMMUTE&B TROUBLES.
The commuter, who is going to be
called upon to pay the Increased wages
r»f railroad employes, will probably take
his troubles to the Interstate Commerce
Commission or t<> the appropriate pub
lic service commission or state rail
road commission, aud thus an interest
ing question will he raised fls to the
power and disposition of such b<Klies to
interfere In regard !»• commutation rates.
We believe the Question has not been
passed upon, but the opinion is held by
some that no regulative body can con
trol these special rates offered by rail
roads, the Supreme Court having de
cided in one Western case that a state
could not make a law compelling rail
roads to sell one thousand-mile tickets
for the customary two cents a mile.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
ruled that school rates were discrimi
natory within the meaning of the federal
law: but commutation rates are evident
ly not open to the same objection, for
while school rates are offered only to a
certain class commutation tickets are
available for everybody. Moreover, regu
lative commissions, while prescribing
freight rates for individual articles, also
prescribe carload rates on a lower basis,
upon the wholesale principle. Perhaps
they may regard monthly tickets as
wholesale transportation.
However, even if the commissions hold
that they have authority to regulate
commutation rates, ir is a question
whether they will regard the Increased
charges by the railroads as unreason
able. It may turn out that the commuter
will bare to pass the increased burden
along to his landlord. The railroad
charges to suburban towns enter as a
factor into the demand for property and
consequently into the question of rents.
TO CURE TARIFF FAILTS.
The appropriation of $250,000 in the
sundry civil bill for tariff investigation
leaves, as it should leave, wide discre
tion in the hands of the President.
If the appropriation stands, he will
have it in his power to make the Tariff
Board consist of any number of experts
he may see fit. and he may employ ex
perts to net either tinder the direction
of the Tariff Board or under his own per
sonal direction to investigate questions
bearing upon the tariff both in this
country and abroad. He is to have the
power to fix their compensation and to
oversee their work. In brief, the appro
priation would place In the President's
hands just the opportunity which he
desire to obtain all the facts relating
to a i roper adjustment of duties and
make It possible to put protection on a
scientific basis.
The Hon. Joseph W. Bailey was more
ingenious than convincing when he said
in the Senate the other day that he
could nni understand why protectionists
should differ as t<> the proper measure
of protection. If be were a protectionist,
Mr. Bailey explained, he would not
greatly care whether the duty levied on
a foreign article were in per cent. <>0
per cent or so per cent. In his opinion
there was no necessity from the pro
tectionist point of view of standardiz
ing protected duties or guarding against
the danger of overprotection. It was
one of the cardinal doctrines of the.
protectioniEts" school, the Texas Senator
said, that overprotection must cure it
self, competition among domestic pro
ducers, once an industry had been firm
ly established, being certain to reduce
the domestic price to a figure represent
ing not the foreign cost' with the full
duty added, but <he domestic cost plus a
reasonable profit.
Mr. P.ai ley's argument was intended,
of course, to discredit the idea of es
tablishing a tariff commission with
power to ascertain the difference In cost
of production here and abroad, through
whose aid Congress would be enabled to
carry out the pledge of ihe last Repub
lican platform thai protective duties
should <over the differential in cost of
production with a reasonable margin of
profit to the domestic producer. It Is
easy to understand why an anti-pro-;
toctionisl should not wish to see the
protective principle applied fairly and
exactly. As an advocate of a tariff for
revenue only Mr. Bailey naturally de
sires t.. be able t-> attack a Republican
tariff law on the ground of its alleged
discriminations and inequalities. Were
a protective law to be enacted measur
ing witii absolute exactitude the differ
ential between foreign and domestic cost
of production, Mr. Bailey's occupation
as an agitator for a tariff for revenue
only, with its gross favorilisms and its
Indifference to Ihe needs of American
industry, would soon be gone.
In his argument against accurate and
scientific protection the Texas Senator
ignored some Important facts. It is true
that under the protective system <lo
mestic competition is counted upon to
reduce the domestic price and to permit
the gradual lowering f.f the duty thought
necessary lo put nn industry on Its feet.
Under normal conditions the domestic
price does regulate itself more or less
Independently of the tariff margin. But
in recent years the spirit of competition
in Industry bat Sagged the whole world
over. The tendency to combination has
be^-ome general, and It sometimes o|wr
rites nowadays t-> maintain or Increase
prices through common effort rather
than to lower them through competition.
In an Industry In which compel it ion Is
disappearing there is a natural tempta
tion to take the full benefit of protective
duties which have become excessive.
All industries and all producers are not
sensible of their obligation to the gov
ernment which protects them to do what
they can In return to lower the cost of
production. Too many persons look on
the aid given (hem by the nation for
national ends as a private benefaction.
It is therefore necessary In the public
mterm to guard npalnst the misuse of
protection nnd to keep tariff duties to
a level which represents a real differ
ence between cost of production here and
abroad, aud thus subserves national
rather than individual Interests.
ELECTRICITY OS A FARM.
An electric installation which a pro
gressive farmer In Illinois made about a
year ago Is described in "The Electrical
World" this week. The man Is utilizing
a small stream which. flows through his
property. By means of a water wheel,
baring a capacity of 12 or 16 horse
power, he works a dynamo producing
current enough lo light his house and
run a variety of farm machinery, lie
saws wood, operates a cream separator
and sheila corn with electric motors. lie
also has electric cooking vessels and
electric flatirons. On hot days, perhaps,
he has electric fans running for th •
comfort of his mil v.
Many persons living ii» the country
have considered the possibility of pro
riding themselves with similar facili
ties. Hitherto the favorite method of
securing electricity has been to generate
ii by means of a windmill. Owing to
the unequal fere'e with which the wind
blows and to the fact that sometimes
(here is none at all. this source of po\v>r
is highly unsatisfactory. A storage bat
tery must be secured to supplement the
rest of the outfit, and the cost of such
fl plant is practically prohibitory. As
the Illinois farmer's stream gives him
all the power he needs no system of
storage has. been necessary. When lie
wants current he turn* on the water.
and for twelve months Hie supply has
been unfailing. Here Is an example
worthy of Imitation by n;^n who have a
little water power of their own. Some
day ii can hardly be doubted that trolley
companies will find it worth while to
furnish current to rural residents hav
ing homes near their tracks. In the
mean time any man having a stream
running through his land can provide
foi himself without a heavy Investment.
The Democratic statesmen In Wash
ington who prematurely welcomed Mr.
Hearst ap a returning prodigal will read
his speech to the Independence Leaguers
in this city with some astonishment.
Mr. Hearst may be willing to attach his
fortunes again to those of the Democ
racy, but he will have to have first class
collateral shown him before he consents
to a merger. Perhaps another Buffalo
convention would be Mr. Hearst's Idea
of the place in which the reunion should
be solemnized.
Why can't th&t man who wants to ex
change the fleshpots of Sing Hing prison
for a v»-g-etarlan diet compromise on
flsh?
The captain of the Mauritania bitterly
resents the charge that his ship departed
from Its proper course in September last
In order to make a deceptive showing of
speed. His feeling is perfectly natural.
but his denial Is hardly necessary. The
world knows well how often In a fog
that and other big- liners have sacrificed
records to safety.
The legislative weather bureau in
Washington sends forth the following
prediction: legislative Forecast: Cloudy
and unsettled, followed by fair. Wind
from the We.it.
The Quebec Bridge Commission Is ask
ing for bids on a structure of the canti
lever type. Its choice shows faith in the
principle of the bridge which collapsed
two or three years ago while yet unfin
ished, and of which, as has been as
serted, the section which gave way first
lacked the necessary rigidity.
As both Paulhan and Graham-White
used Fartnan machines in the race from
London to Manchester, the success of
either aviator would have been to some
extent an Englfsh triumph, for Farman's
father was a British subject. However,
Farman's model bore such a resemblance
to that of the Wrights that Americans
would be excusable for claiming a small
share of the fame of Paulhan's achieve
ment.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
The mother of Karl I-uft, the aeronaut
who was fatally injured by the collapse of
his balloon at Reichensach.«en, has pub
lished a letter dated at Bitterfeld, thanking
the people who condoled with her because
of her bereavement. "Knowing that the
last year of my son's life," she says, "was
his happiest, and that sailing in the air
was his greatest enjoyment gives me
strength in my affliction. He used to leave
his home enthusiastically and return as
one In triumph when another flight had
been accomplished, and he thanked his
mother for humoring him In £ his passion,
and not giving way to fear. The conscious
ness that this early death closed a fully
rounded life and that it was my privilege
to make It happy and enjoyable in his own
way serves now to bear me up."
Officer (of Umpire Staff)— Hi. there! You
mustn't cross here! Can't you see the
notice? The bridge is supposed to be de
stroyed.
Subaltern (cheerfully)— Oh, that's all
ri^ht! We're supposed to be swimming
across.— Punch.
in a carlo cabinet which occupies a cor
ner in the drawing room of a handsomely
furnished New York home there Is a red
and white Bohemian giasss tumbler of odd
shape. At first glance it looks as though
it had been trodden upon and flattened out.
On one flat side Is a raised picture of tiie
Sprudel ai Marlenbad and on the other a
landscape. The curious drinking vessel,
when it was new. fell one morning from
the hands of a little feirl at the German
spa and broke Into four pieces. She
brought the pieces home and said that a
"stout gentleman had piiked them up and
said they could be put together again.'
This a Jeweller succeeded In doing by
means of. wire and carefully drilled holes.
The vessel has always been known in the
family as t tie "King Kdward glass." be
cause he was "the stout gentleman" who
rescued the pieces anJ soothed the child In
her misfortune.
•Do s Hliggiiia ever bluff when he plays
carus?"
"Never until he gets home and explains
where be baa been."— Washington Star.
THE COMET.
Nov. the comet la a-cometlng.
And is approaching ncur.
While, everybody wonders what
Will happen when It's here.
But have no fears at all, faint hearts,
Th» comet's guaranteed
To keep on going right along
At regulation speed.
And when Its gaseous, flying tall
About the earth Is cast.
We'll sniff the air and merely think
A motor cur has passed.
'• W. J. I^AMPTON.
"My boy, I'm busted, and we shall have
to bHI the UtHon." .-" .
"ilorrord, dud! I could never walk."
"You'll get ueed to It In time. You ran
carry a wind shield at flrat."— Washington
Herald.
Dr. Neff. Philadelphia's Director at
Health, la a firm believer In the motto of
the lamented Colonel Waring, or New
York: "Keep your department constantly
before the p»opU through tli« newipapera."
Dr. Neff seems to be a success In follow
ing this advice. His latest appeal to the
public Is for the stray dog in hot weather.
He begs people, not to set up the cry "Mad
dog!' and "Shoot him!" every time they
tee a pup acting strangely, ' and not to
chase the poor beast. The chances are,
tiie doctor says, that the dog Is only over
heated, and he should be quietly capt
ured, and locked up. Says "The Phila
delphia IVess," "Dr. Neff is -unquestionably
right in decrying the absurd pursuit 'of
dogs which are thought to be .•mad.' but
are really only scared to their death. Yet
when he asks us to catch one of these and
'shut it vp 1 he may lave the Job."
•r wish." said Smithson. "I could live
some country where there «' « nn h ?.?£i
people— where wealth could be distributed
equally." A-'.' -' . . *„ ! .•t«»j,,,
"Goodness!" exclaimed his wife. . . vv Ny
should you have such a silly wwn as
that? If we lived In such a coun try we
could never afford anything that the people
next door wouldn't be able to get. — < ni
cago Record-Herald.
LAMENT OF A POLICYHOLDER
Correspondent Thinks Equity Demands
Further Insurance Legislation.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I heartily agree with James Mac-
Pherson's letter on the subject of "Indus
trial Insurance." which appeared In the
columns of The Tribune on Tuesday. This
is a subject which concerns me deeply, as
I am a ].olicyholdcr in one of the largest
life insurance companies In the city # of
New York. I have been a polio-holder In
the company alluded to above since 1375:
the total benefit to be paid to my heir?
upon death win be $1,000: my annual
premium at present amounts to $3:.' 47.
I have already paid more than $200 over
and above the actual face value of the
policy, and, of course, in order not to al
low the policy to lapse, will .have to con
tinue payment of the annual premium. Is
it not possible that this i* one of the
phases which has been overlooked by the
Superintendent of insurance,' and i* there
no way to remedy it and deal .fairly and
justly with pollcyholders of this class?
I am at present more than seventy-sts
years old. My wife is dead. My family
is grown up and will not need financial
assistance after 1 am gone. I have no
financial account to fall back upon, so I
must still maintain the struggle,, feeble
though I am In health and with the weight
of years. in order that I may procure the
necessities of life and earn the necessary
$32 47 annual premium to meet the demands
of an insurance company with many mill
ions of surplus funds. What is the bitter
est, of all Is to be still compelled at my ex
treme age to pay a large annual premium
to that company, in view of the fact. that,
a.s already stated, I have paid far more
than the death benefit which will accrue.
I believe that the laws governing such
policies should be changed as soon as prac
ticable, BO as to provide that when a policy
holder reaches the age of seventy or more
and has paid in premiums to the company
the face value of the policy, or more, the
company shall, If the pollcyholder desires,
be compelled to settle with the beneficiary
at the maximum stated value of th« policy.
'POtICTHOtpER.';
West Point. N. V.. May 5. 1910.

THE "WHITE SLAVE" TRAFFIC.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Since last November we have been
actively engaged In a campaign against the
"white slave" traffic throughout this state
and various states. The bill making It
a .felony was unanimously passed by our
Senate in Albany yesterday.
There is a bill now before Congress au
thorizing an appropriation of $100,000. Will
you use the good influence of your paper
as a metropolitan Journal which is widely
circulated in Washington In calling the at
tention of members of Congress to the
necessity of such a measure, as this ap
propriation will provide inspectors at all
our ports of. try and on steamers to
gather evidence and check. and. endeavor to
exterminate this horrible traffic? _ . .
Direct evidence has now been secured by
our District Attorney, and it is a question
that faces us.. notwithstanding the fact that
many people and authorities here doubted
its existence. The evidence which was sub
mitted to our organization left.no room
for doubt, however, as it was largely col
lected* by the Immigration commission, cov
ering a period of two and a half yens
and at an expense of more than $K»,tJOO.
If we all stand together we can succeed in
exterminating: this evil.
DWIOHT BRAMAN.
President Law and Order Union
New York, May S, 1910.
THE JERSEY DRAWBRIDGES.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: What J. H. Maddy says about
the delay on the Krie on Wednesday morn-
Ing Is correct. Kvery passenger ought to
sound a note that Washington, through
your paper, would hear.
There is scarcely any traffic up the
Hackensack River now. Yet to think that
a small vessel laden with bricks is allowed
to stop business men and women bent on
reaching their offices!
Why 'loos not the government grant to
the=e railroads some relief? 1 am sure it
would do so if it was known such a small
amount of shipping was heine carried on
the Hackensack River.
I was due to be called in a federal court
at 10 o'clock on the .lay in point, but did
not reach court until 10:2>> a. m. lia.l !
been a juror instead of S witness it might
liave caused trouble. Uncle Sam ought to
see that he might retard h;s court proc
esses by allowing people to be held up in
such a manner.
It is to be hoped that the government
will get very busy and grant relief to its
mall trains ami its own courts by closing
these draws for two hours morning and
night, as suggested. ' • W. KA\.
New York. May 6. iyi(>.
GET FINE VIEW OF COMET
Professor Wendell, of Harvard Observ
atory, Describes Heavenly Visitor.-
Cambridge, Mass.. May 6. WTien Bailey's
come! reappeared in the eastern sky this
morning to delight the eyes of the Har
vard Observatory astronomers it was s>-en
that, while the celestial visitor is a tr^il^
brtghter than the second magnitude, the
ratio >f increase since the lasi observation
here on Saturday lias been somewhat less
tnan was expected.
Professor O. C Wendell, of the observa
tory, said to-day:
Hallo's cornel waa well observed, here
this morning. The sky In the region of the
comet was clear throughout. 1 made th<
llglit of the nucleus photometrically aa of
the 7.M nutunltude. The nucleus was
sharp ami well defined, and I estimated tiio
total light of the head of tl"- comet to be
a trifle brighter thai*, the second magnitude
and thu tail about iv degrees in length.
The diameter of the coma was about 3
minutes of ai<\
The cornel will continue i" ri«e a few
mlnnfs earlier for the nexl four daya, atf.-r
which it turns and with hast.-nlii*; speed
darts across the sun'a <ii^k on the 18th.
to reappear In the western skj the lust
••f the month.
MAYOR OF OMAHA SEES GAYNOR.
Mayor Dahlman of Omaha, who Is a can
didate for the Democratic nomination for
Governor of Nebraska at the head «f the
"wets. 1 and Is In town to make arrange
ments for the two hundred citizens of his
cit* who are comtaUj OB to greet Colonel
Hoosevelt. spent five minutes with Mayor
Qaynor yesterday afternoon.
"1 like the Mayor." said the iDmaha exec
utive later, "i>ut when It comes to candta
daten for president, Nebraska may have a
rar.dldata of Its own."
YES. "THERE'S A REASON."
From The Schenectady I iwon
The N*W-York Tribune concludes that
ITmle Joe ha* good politics and his per
sonal feelings confused. There is a reason.
I People and Social Incidents
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[ From The Tribune Bur«?a u. ]
Washington. May 6.— The President re
: turned to the White House early this morn
i Ing. He devoted the ' entire morning to
discussing the legislative situation In Con
gress with Senators Klkins and Crane, and
later with members of the Cabinet. The
Secretary of the Interior, who was before
; the investigating committee, and the Secre
tary of Agriculture were the only absentees.
Because -of the situation in Congress, the
President has cancelled hid engagement to
attend the launching of the battleship
Florida at Brooklyn on Thursday and dine
j with the workmen constructing that vessel.
j He will, however, go to New York and
Passalc, N. J., next Monday.
President Taft received Professor Charles
Thaddeus Terry, of Columbia Law School,
j chairman of the legislative board of the •
! American Automobile Association, and
i Frederick H. Elliott, seoretary of the Tour
! Ing Club of America, who urged the pass- j
' age of the federal automobile registration i
bill. 'When newspaper men follow me in
an automobile and have their lungs tilled
with the dust from my machine they get
'■ even by telling how fast I go." said Mr.
! Taft this morning, after reading a number
[ of letters from anxious relatives who had
bcea reading about the speed of his trips.
j The President will receive a California :
I delegation, including Governor J. N. Glliett,
P. H. McCarthy. Mayor of San Francisco;
Victor H. Metcalf, ex-Secretary of the !
Navy, and others. The delegation Is seek- j
i tng to arouse Interest In an international j
! exposition at San Francisco in 1513 to cele- :
| brate the opening of the Panama Canal.
! John Norris. of the American Newspaper
Publishers* Association, talked with the
' President on wood pulp.
The President has received a telegram j
from Prince Tsal Tao. saying: "As I am
lidding farewell to tre American shores I
desire to thank you with all my heart for (
! the magnificent reception given me by the
government and people of the United States
in every place that I have visited. I shall
carry away with me to my own country all
I the pleasant memories of my brief stay in j
i the Catted States'. I^ong may heaven bless !
you with health and happiness."
Among the President's callers were Sen
ator Warner, Representatives Weeks and
MeCleary and Cecil Lyon.
Senators Curtis and Root conferred with ;
th« President after the garden party this
afternoon. :
! Mrs. Taft received about eight hundred
{guests at the first of a series of garden
! teas to be given this season, and probably
! a brighter and more picturesque chapter
will never be written in the history of the
White House, than the affair of this after- .
noon. On a thick green velvet carpet.'
i under one of the great oaks at the right of j
the circular pathway. • Mrs. Taft stood to
receive her guests, and by her side, stood
the President. Mrs. Taft wore a gown of
white satin with lace and embroidery, made
:iik the latest fashion, and with It a large
j cream white hat wreathed in pink roses
land violets. Over her shoulders and falling
I to the bottom of her skirt was a long white J
j chiffon scarf, hand painted In pink roses
ami violets. The Marine Band was sta
tioned near the White House. A long
tea table was set at one side of the lawn, '
(under the shelter of the oaks, and It bore
| a gay array of pink flowers in vases and
i plaques. Captain Butt made the presenta
i tions, and near him stood Major Cosby. The
■ guests included the Vice- President and lire.
j Sherman, the Cabinet members and their '
wives, the Supreme Court Justices and their
families, members of the diplomatic corps.
I and many representatives of official and
j resident society. v
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
! '-.:"• [From The Tribune Bureau.]
• Washington. May 3.— The Ambassador from j
Japan and Earoness Uchida were hosts at j
a reception at the embassy to-night In;
honor of Prince Tokuwaga, President of the I
House of Peers of Japan, and they paid |
him the compliment of Inviting official and j
i resident society and diplomats. The em- |
! basay was gay with flowers, branches and j
single plants being used instead of the j
i great mass of cut flowers which are used ,
!as American decorations. There was music ■
| throughout the evening. The Ambassador j
i and Baroness Uchtdft had Prince Toku- j
| gawa with them In receiving, and all the i
members of the embassy staff to assist j
j them. Among the invited guests were the j
vMce- President and Mrs. Sherman, the Sec- j
retary of the Treasury and Mrs. MacVeagh, I
; the Secretary of War and Mrs. Dickinson, :
! the Attorney General and Mrs. Wicker- I
sham, the Postmaster General, the Secre- [
tary of the Navy and Mrs. Meyer, the j
Misses Meyer, the Secretary of the Interior j
■ and Mrs. Ballinger. Baron and Baroness j
i Loewenthal-Llnau. Count Felix yon Brus- j
j seile-Schaubeck.the counsellor of the French j
! Embassy and lime. Lefevre-Pontalls, V!?- j
! count Benoist d'Azy, the Ambassador from {
Germany, the Assistant Secretary of War j
and Mr-«. Oliver. Miss Oliver, the Assistant J
| Secretary of State and Mrs. Huntlngtpn !
: Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Hale and j
! others to the number of several hundred, j
Mrs. Br>ce, wife of the Ambassador from
j Great Britain, is expected to arrive at New
! York to-morrow from a visit of several
i w^eks In England. •
' IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
I From The Tribune. Bureau
I Washington, May 6.— The Vice-President j
I and Mrs Sherman were guests at dinner
to-night of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Barker,
and later the host and hostess, with their
guests, attended the reception at the Jap- }
anese Embassy.
The Vice-President will go to T'tica to
j morrow to remain over Sunday, but Mrs.
| Sherman will remain in Washington. ".-"'.
Brigadier General and Mrs. William I*
j Marshall entertained Fran Burnmeister. of •
! Dresden, and Frau Schroeder, widow of a j
DR. JACOBI EIGHTY YEARS OLD SUIT INVOLVES 3 COUNTRIES.
Bronze Tablet Bearing His Portrait
Presented by Medical Society.
Physicians from th!.« and other cities and
many other persons, friends of Dr. Abra
ham Jacobl. leathered last night at the
Academy of Medicine, No. 17 West 43d
street, at the request of the Medi«?al So
ciety of the State" of New York, to honor
him upon the occasion of his eightieth
birthday. The reception was from S until
11 o'clock. Dr. Charles Jewett. the presi
dent of the society, was chairman of the
committee of arrangements.
After Dr. Joseph D. Bryant had intro
duced Dr. Jacobl, speaking of the great re
spect and affection in which he was held
by the 'profession. Dr. Jewett, on behalf
of the society and of the association, pre
sented a bronze tablet to Dr. Jacobl. bear-
Ing his portrait. Dr. Jacobl in response
said he felt keenly the honor, which he de
clared was the greatest that could be be
stowed, fie then recalled some of the work
done lit the organization of the society.
27TH A. D. REPUBLICANS DINE.
Th« Republican Club of the ;7th Assem
bly District, of which B. W. B. Brown Is
the Republican leader, held a special meet
ing last night In the clubrooms. under the
auspices of the entertainment committee.
Congressman Herbert Parsons spoke on the
Taft programme and outlined the extent to
which it had already been carried out.
A.sserulilyiuan Charles A. Dana talked on
the doing* of the Legislature at Albany.
and Alderman Cortland N troll reviewed th«
work ot the city Alilennanic Board. Three
hundred numbers were present
MORE POWER FOR GOVERNOR.
Albany. May 6— The Governor of New
York Is given authority to order the active
militia to perform military service any
where In the United States in a bill of
Senator Rose, which was signed to-night
by Governor Hugh««. ', „i.;.."
' German admiral, and other* at 4!nr.#? to.
night and Invited a few friends to aa ha*
promptu musical later in the evening , wh«oj
Frau Burnmeister played.
! Mr*. J. C Burrows returned to ~Wajii.tz&.
ton to-Oay from a visit of two weeks to Mr.
and Mrs. George McN&lr. son-la-law aafl
daughter of Senator Burrows, at thai*
place on the Hudson.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy aaj
Mrs. Beekman Wlnthrop accompanied He^.
| ator dv Pont to his country place at W!n
terthur. Del., to-day, to Join a week-end)
part;.'.
Mr«. Walter McLean and Miss Els!? Ma«
Lean entertained friends at luncheon \\
the Chevy Chase Club to-day In compli
ment to their house guest. Miss Brown. «0
Coop*Tstown. N. T.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Announcement la mad* of the eajia^**
! meet of Miss I. Mildred Dick, daughter o{
j Mr. and Mrs. Evans R. Dick, formerly oJ
; Philadelphia, but now living at No. 52
j East 4»th street, to Stuyvesant Fish, Jr..
I son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuyv^sant Fish. Sir,
Fish Is a graduate of Tale, class of '0* an.*
Is a member of the Union ami several azha?
; New York clubs. After leaving college ?!#
I went to work in one of the shops of the
' Illinois Central Railroad, then went Into th»
trade department and later went to worsj
I for the Rock Island road. Two years ago
|he gave Tip railroading:, and last spring
I bought a seat on the Stock EStchange. Mr.
' and Mrs. Dick have lived tn New York for
the last six years, and hate a country
: place on the Hudson. Mrs. Dick was Miss
Elizabeth Tatham. No date has been set
for the wedding.
Eleven coaches will be In line at E:SJ
o'clock this morning in front of the Metro*
politan Club. Fifth avenue and 60th street.
i for the start of the annual parade of th*
New York Coaching Club. Colonel Jay,
the president of the club, will lead the Una
and will be followed by Reginald W. Rlvei,
the vice-pre«ildent; George C. Haven, th«
secretary; W. Goadby Loew. K. VTcto?
Loew. Harris Fahnestock. J. IT. Alexandra,
Jr.; Oliver Gould Jennings, G. L. Bolsse*
vain, H. E. Coe and Edward Browning, th»
latter a Philadelphia member. The route
of the parade w'll be up the East Drive iri
Central Park •<> McGown's Pass, to the
West Drive, to the circle, on the hill near
lOCth street, where Colonel Jay will review
the coaches. Afterward the drags will pro
ceed down the West Drive to West 73d
street, to Riverside Drive, to the Claremont.
at ISth street, where luncheon will be)
served. In the evening the members of th«
club will give a dinner for Edward Brown-
Ing, of Philadelphia.
The long distance drive of the Coaching
Club will be made next Saturday to Blalrs
den, C. Ledyard Blair's country place, at
Peapack. N. J.
Miss Marlon Hollies drove the Arrow yes
terday on Its trip from the Colony Club
to Rocking Stone Inn. In Bronx Park. On'
the coach were Mrs. Thomas Hastings.
Mrs. Oliver W. Bird. Mr". F. O. Beach and
Mlm Janetta Alexander.
Mrs. George J. Gould will give a fancy
dress dance this evening at Georgianc.ourt.
her country place*, at Lake wood. N. J.. for
her daughter. Miss Vivien Gould. Among
the guests will be Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
J. Drexel, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs Henry A. C. Taylor left
town yesterday for Newport. They will go
abroad early in July to spend the remain
der of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bnrr&ll Hoffman
will go to Southampton, Long Island. early
next month for the summer.
Mrs. B. Morgan Grinnell an.-i her daugh
ter. Miss Charlotte I. Grlnn-11. have gona
to Cold Spring Harbor for a short stay.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lelrabeer hay«
taken a house at West bury. Long Island.
for the summer. Mrs. Lalmbeer was Mrs.
Nathalie Schenck Collins before her mar
riage to Mr. Lalmbeer.
IN THE BERK3HIRE3.
[By Telegraph to Th» Trtb:r»
Lenox, May 6.— Mr and Mrs. Bernard
Hoffman have arrive*! at their country
place In Storkbridge.
Charles S. Mellen went to New Haven
to-day.
Mr. and Mr.-v Edward L Morse are at
their country place in Stockbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Chester French will
go to Europe for the summer.
Mr. and Mr?. Jacob H. MM of New
York, and Mr and Mr' George H. I-aJs:?i
ton. of Boston, arrived at the »"urtis Hotel
to-day. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Morgan, of
Philadelphia, have arrived.
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT.
[By TViegraph to The Trlburo.l
Newport. May 6.— Samuel F. Far;- ar
rived for the season this afternon in lea
private car. He wa^ accompanied by ''•
daughter. Miss Edna Barger. and by Mr.
an.l Mrs. Milton S. Barger. „
Livingston Keaa, el New Jersey, is t^.9
guest of Mr. and Sirs. Sidney Webster.
Mrs. A. I* Devens is dM guest of Dr.
and Mr«. J. J. Mason.
Rockluirst. the summer home of Mr. a rut
' Mrs. H. Mortimer Brooks, Is bein; mad»
ready for occupancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Thaw ■*• to rs
| turn to Newport this season and ocru->y
; their estate near Bailey's Beach.
Mrs. J. R. Busk and Miss Busk are ex
pected from Etirope for the season within
a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. James I^aurens Van I M
v ill arrive on June TO.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock arrive^
from Washington this afternoon.
| Montreal Bank Would Attack BiliM
Deposit of Mexican Company.
Boston. May 6.— The First National Ban*
lof this city was named to-day as trustee
' for $2iO.00» in a suit Jjrought in the Suf» *
| folk County Court by the Bank of Montreal
against ins United States Banking •"om
pany of Mexico.
The sail is over a check for J2&'W wh!c?l
the Montreal Bank received from th*
United States Banking Company. an<t
. which was drawn on the Chase National
Bank, of New York Th«» check mm P r —
; senteti by the Bank of Montreal, but net
I paid. It to declared that th<« United State*
Banking Company has a lar«e sum on de
, posit in the First National Hank her© an«l
, the Bank of Montreal asks that It bo a:
1 tached to liquidate the claim.
NEW YORK FROM THE SUBURB*
New York has a lad who kliinappeU him
fcelf after havtn? worked r. successful get
rieh-qulck scheme of his* own Invention.
' If he is not careful ho will land In Wai*
Street.— Chicago News.
The New York courts are trying to dat« r r
' mine what a delicatessen is. They should
; apply the old proof of th« pudding.—Bir
mingham Age-Herald.
Twenty thousand people taw Wastes fin
' ish his transcontinental walk In N»w Tor«
—and they raised a purse of HOO for him I
BIR-hearted. lavish New York! No wonder
ajaaMafS ay— were moist: — Syracuse Her
ald.
There are 10O.0<X) automobiles In the State
of New York, according to fljrures given,
out at Albany. Sometimes it looks as» a
there were more than that many In Klffc*
avenue alone.— Chicago Record- Herald.
The fresh air fad has struck the libra*
rtes. Open air reading rooms will be triea
In New York this summer, the roofs of five)
Carnegie library buildings having been •»•
lected for the experiment. New Yorker-*
are rapidly learning la live In the aaitr t
though It is as yet Impossible to live oo I
—Rochester Democrat and Chroolcl*.

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