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£A3*CUDAY, JUNE 25, 1010.
: _ This newspaper is ctvncd and pmb
]Wtbc3 ftp The Tribune Association, a
Keto York corporation; office and prin
cipal place of business* Tribune Build
ing. 2>~o. l ■- ?:cs?av street, yeic York;
Ogicn Mtlte, president; Ogden .1/. Reid,
secretary; James M Barrett, treasurer.
The a&drest of -■ ■■ officers is the office
vf this neicspaper.
< CONGRESS. — Many conference reports
■ fere adopted by both houses, practically
reSßdving all obstacles to adjournment
to-day. r■■ Senate: Mr. Burton made i
r long speech against the Appalachian
.forest reserve bill. ■■- . ■ House: The
.anti-optioii bill was passed.
FOREIGN. — Alexander iv Coccrjin's
. .Westward defeats the. German Em
i»eror"s Meteor, with the* Kaiser at the
helm, in a race "for the Krupp prize at
KJeL .- ■— - "Chill October," by Sir John
• BBk, brought $25,200 at a sale at
Christie's. ===== Spain announced that
.the -■'vmment't- religious programme
would be carried out, thoujrh it seems
probable that an opportunity will be
; jriven to the Vatican to. modify its views.
* •■ -- A large increase in the imports of
.Indian opium into China was reported
Hkhbi Peking: British officials say that
the increase in price has caused reshlp
' inents. ■ %,■■•■ • The Austrian Lloyd Com- :
..pany cent out a vessel to search for tht
steamer Trieste, which is four days over
duo at. Bombay. — = The Deutschlar.d
carried thirty-two passengers, including
Bea women, on ■ four-hour trip . from
I>us€tldorf ; the airship fought her >vay
Xhrough rain and wind on her return.
r China has ordered the reincarna
tion of a hijErh priest of Buddha, who was
executed 1 by the former Dalai Lama of
-Tibet; affairs iii the latter country* are
yuid to be satisfactory. ===== Thirty-
Beven tnen were killed and thirty-seven
/«rere injured in Colima, Mexico, four
cars of a troop train breaking loose and
d^shiii!? down a ste^p grade.
„ DOMESTIC. — Attorney General AVick
rsLiun npok« in Chicago in defence of
the provision In the new railroad rate
l:<\v looking toward federal supervision
i»f issues of securities. ■ ■■ General
I'rederick Fun.-lon. V. &. A^ was report
ed to be seriously ill with angina pec
toris at his bonae in Leavenworth. Kan.
. . ii — —- Senator Gore, of Oklahoma,
X charged that a bribe of 159,009 had in
ft effect b^en. offered to. him to withdraw
V Ins oppo<j|jan to recognition of contracts
r.';^tr tht- of .Indian lands In Oklahoma.
• =. Judsf Cohen, in Pittsburg, perma
nently restminf'd the opening: of the bal
lot boxes in the recent rfenoiiiination of
Congressman Joins Dulaell; Dr. R. J.
Hlaek, who contested the vote, will run
jis aji independent candidate, it was re
ported. -■■ - Harry Han'merstein, a son
: of. tilt former impresario, Sled a volun
tary petition of bankruptcy la Philadel
phia. ■ • • Judge Stevens, at Cambridge,
Mass.. ordered ii' jury to return a ver
dict •■■ not puilty in the cases of Mrs.
T«illiaii Glover and sis others charged
with being accessories alter the fact to
the murder of Clarence F. Glover, ...I
Waltham. =•— ." Three men were .lied
by a« explosion . in powder mills near
Valley Falls. K. v. Three children
ere bumtd to death in a barn at Ban-
Kert'.es, X. V .
CJTY. — Stocks were weak. While
::.dvices.from Washington and Rome in
dicated grave doubts as to whether Por
1«' Charlton could be tried for tlte slay-
Ing of Us wife, as toM in his confession,
preparations were made by his family to
establish his insanity. == The failure
of \»"o; '*J: to buy sweetmeats was said to
lisve caused' a drop hi sugar prices-.
— ■-, i. Many prominent men c-xpres^fd
themselves as OM»osed to the parade of
'It?, national guard oa July 4. == A
majority of the Board of Estimate, in
<iudiiiff the Mayor, voted against pro
hibiting: the use of dummy engines on
"Eleventh avenue below 30t!i street. — — -
Justice G<-rr decided that grand furies
had no legal right to make presentments.
Jacob Rouse, a police lawyer, was
lifcld on an Jnciietmfcut eliarfring him' with
falsifying testimony to the Appellate
Ejivlsloii. - - - Mayor Gaynor announced
the resignation of the Supervisor "The
City Record" and the appointment of his
?■>:: ccefciser.
TEE WEATHER. — Indications for to
t&y: Generally lair. The temperature
yesterday; lllgheGt, 84 degrees; lowest,
I vv T77?T 77? v * TtQ v.4 / UIPEOI > OP THE
Toe goc^ work of the detectives in
Ifobokeii on T!n;r.-ri*y Id promptly ap
pr6ben<!ißg Porter CfcsJctlßai and eliciting
a ccfiffessioa that be killed his -wife may
be followed by interesting diplomatic
•negotiations ami complications, and per
haps hj some revision of exiting
trestle and of the provisions of Intor
natiOHel Jaw. The circumstaucts and
ronsideratioes of the case were clearly
znd completely explained in our special
Wasliiugton correspyudtmce yesterday,
T.lth a revelation of v* hat must be re
gardtid as an anomaly in the inter
national adniinibtratiuu of justice
There' lS so doubt that Charlton com
mitted the crinn'. But ho committed it
In Italy, aud. therefore* fehould be tried
» ad i>uuifchtiS there. He has, however,
«'j?<;ai»ed to America, aud has thus placed
hhnsclf d^tvlde the jurisdiction of the
iti'lNn courts. - If ho v.ere au Italian j
ii»" Italian _ >\« nnn» would doubtless
■sk for his extradition, which would be
lETasted. But he is :iu American < -itiztu,
and his victim was an American, and
for that reasou Italy mar not ask for
his extradiliou, but may leave l! to this
..,,:.\ to deal with him. Or If Italy
should a*k for his extradition this coun
try might refuse if. For whitest is the
uiiuiisUi kablc principle of (par guvcrh
i. • •■!« lliat :< criminal xiiuuld be ex
jrradited and returned to the scene of
his crime for trial, regardless of hi
citizenship, the [talisji government has
l»el<l otherwise and has refused the
extradition of ,•■- own esHMsl at our
. <;«-Ui:U)<l. f«»r which reason «ur £uv<tii
tucnt might- lujriealiy trials* exception to
; its- own- rule -'aud refiiwe ih«* extradition
of hu citizen at Italy's .!.in:il|.! • »l. one
of those grounds, therefore, Charlton
may. not be returned to Italy lor trial:
ami. in that case, it may be f<>uuci ini
pcssiblo to try anil punish him, since
our courts may be unable to establish
jurisdiction for a crime committed in a
foreign land. y •
It would certainly &eem to be anomal
ous and a grave defeat of justice for a
confessed murderer Ii go free because
the one country could not and the other
MM not punish him, and the co*e
strongly suggests the need of a revision
of international jurisprudence -which
would render a recurrence of such a
dilemma impossible. Hie American
principle concerning extradition, regard
less of citizenship, is* correct and de
sirable for universal adoption, and we
hope that Italy ana other nations will
come to an agreement with America to
that effect if not, there will remain
the perplexing question of the possibility
and practicability of extending jurisdic
tion over cases of crime committed in
foreign lands. That would manifestly
be an awkward and undesirable thing
to do; yet it would obviously be still
more undesirable for criminals to go
unpunished because of such lack of
jurisdiction on the part of courts which
\ were willing to act and because of the
unwillingness of the courts which had
■President Taft exhibited the judgment
and courage of a true political leader
when he everted all his influence to
eliminate from the sundry civil appro
priation bill the glaringly illogical and
inequitable provision exempting labor
unions from prosecution for violations of
the Sherman anti-trust law. There are
public men who tremble in their shoes at
the thought of offending the "labor vote"
and are reluctant to oppose demands,
however unjust and extravagant, made
by representatives of labor unions. The 1
President has no patience with politi
cians of that timorous type. He does not
hesitate to oppose a vicious piece of class
legislation merely because the class in
whose name special favors are sought is
large and some of its spokesmen are
clamorous and vindictive.
Important as their organizations are,
the claims of these "labor" spokesmen
are inflated. They do not speak for labor
as a whole 7 but only for the relatively
i^mall labor element which is organized.
Their appeal is not for a class, but for
a class within a class, and Election Day
figures seem to prove that even that
subdivision is very far from being a unit
in demanding privileges denied to all
other groups of citizens Labor leaders
of the type of Mr. Gompers and of the
president of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen and Enginemeu, who sent
the infelicitous telegram of admonition
to President Tuft, misjudge their power
when they try to dragoon Congress into
exempting the organizations which they
bead from liability for conspiracies in
restraint of trade. They wholly mistake
the character of the President when they
try*to intimidate bin", into subscribing to
the undemocratic theory that one class
in the United States is entitled to a
legal immunity denied to all other
There can be no satisfactory answer to
the President's argument that laws pe
nalizing certain practices should apply to
ail who engage in those practices. The
act i? what counts, not the incidental
status if the person "or the organization
committing it A conspiracy in restraint
of trade is just as obnoxious when pro
moted by union laborers as when pro
moted by unorganized laborers or by em
ployers. There, is. no virtue whatsoever
in the inctioHg- of occupation or affil
iation insisted upou by union' leaders.
All citizens should stand on the same
footing under the law, whatever the
nature of their fellowships or associa
This question was fully thrashed out
in. the PreVideuiia! campaign of 1908.
Mr. Gornpers made the same demand
then that he is making now. lie wanted
the Republican party to insert in its
platform a promise to exempt labor
unions from the prohibitions of the anti
trust law. His resolution was cunningly
drawn to Conceal what it really meant.
But the Republican convention, would
have nothing to do with it, and he then
submitted it to the Democratic National
Convention, whieu accepted It. President
'fait rightly denounced the Democratic
platform declaration as a promise to
license labor organizations to conduct
secondary boycott.'". Mr. Bryan was
afraid to say Just what he thought the
declaration meant, and his persistent
dodging of the issue weakened 'iim
greatly in the last two weeks of the
Presidential campaign. He was willing
to profit by the so-called "labor vote,"
but did not dare to admit openly that
his bargain with Mr. Gompers committed
him to an approval of the secondary boy
cott- The country showed in November,
1966, what It thought of the Gompers
scheme of special immunity for the labor
unions. Mr. Bryan did not carry a single
one of tile Stales in which the labor cle
ment Is strongest. Public opinion then
supported Mr. Taft's programme of im
partial treatment for all. It will applaud
now his manly and successful insistence
that Congress should eliminate from the
sundry civil bill the unwise provision
preventing the prosecution of labor
unions engaging 'n secondary boycotts
while continuing the criminal liability
of all oth«?r associations for such Boy
It ii, to be regretted that adverse com
meat, tome of which is probably well
founded, has besa made upon the ways
and means of the recent general elec
tion in Hungary; especially upon the
display of military forte near the polls
ii certain provinces of the kingdom. Ir>
may '■<• that actual abuses were th us
committed and that in some Slavic con
stituencies, particularly, influence .was
thus unduly exerted on the result of
the polling, un tho whole, however,
there can be no such suspicion. The.
election as a whole was sufficiently free
to permit a line expression of popular
sentiment, Upon the result which was
thu« attained the kingdom is to be felici
tated, while the venerable King has
'achieved one of tho most noteworthy
and most rateable personal triumphs of
his long career.
The result of the election m an over
wljelmiij- victory for Iho government,
Conn] Khueu-IKdervary obtaining prob
ably the largest and most "decisive ma
jority; in th- history of the Hungarian
parliarueut. That would be i^JiilK-HUt
in any cast, but it is doubly fclgnificant
and gratifying in the present ease be
cause of the bane on which tke election
turned, namely, continued union with
or separation from Austria: For years
the separatist movement, ehrewdly pro
moted Bj r.«.ii,»« .»f the ablest and most
Influential KtatesnY«n of the kingdom,
had been growing. Five years ago the
more moderate wing of licit movement,
the Independence party, led by Francis
Rsatßtb, son el! Louis Kossutb, whose
memory is revered by . Magyars and
whose name 'is still potetft to conjure
with, swept the country at a general
election, and this year it was expected
teat that performance would be repeated
under the direction of Mr. Justh and the
more extreme wing of actual and im
mediate separatists. The result of the
late election was almost to annihilate
both those factions, Mr. Kossuth'e losing
two-thirds and Mr. Justh's four-fi(ths,
and to give Count Khuen-Hederrary,
with his enlightened programme of con
tinued union and franchise reform, a
three-fourths majority.
This must be regarded as largely, if
not chiefly, a personal triumph for the
King; perhaps the crowning triumph of
his life. Francis Joseph has long been
awfre of the progress of the separatist
movement and of the widespread fear
that while it might not- culminate in his
reign it would at: the beginning of his
successor's, and that after him the King
of Hungary and the Emperor of Austria
would be two separate persons. It has
been one of his chief concerns to defeat
this movement and to transmit the Dual
Realm unimpaired to his successor, and
he has found ample ways and means of
working to that end without transgress
ing the bounds of constitutionalism. He
has now succeeded, perhaps beyond his
most sanguine expectations. The great
compromise of Deak Is restored to
greater integrity and power than it has
enjoyed for a quarter of a century, and
if the governments at Budapest and
Vienna are conducted with a reasonable
degree of tact the spectre of separatism
will be effectually laid for the next
Critics of the national publicity bill
seem to be greatly exercised because
only one accounting — after election — is
provided for iv the measure- which
passed the Senate and was reported out
of the conference committee. The bill,
as tho House passed it. provided for
two accountings — a preliminary one
irom ten te fifteen days before election
and a linal one thirty days after. In
stead of welcoming a law which will
compel complete publicity of campaign
contributions and expenditures, those
faultfinders are trying to spread the
idea that (be whole scheme of account
ing will bt> a failure if ibe partial pre
liminary Statement is dispensed with.
Thus our esteemed neighbor, "The
World." said yesterday:
Mr. Taft has declared himself in
favor of campaign fund publicity, and
'Hie World takes it fnr granted that he
;s; s in favor of full, honest publicity such
is the McCall -bill provides for, not for.
the Senate kind of publicity.
"The Philadelphia Record" also re
cently expressed the opinion that "a law
"requiring only after election publicity
"would not be worth while."
We have already pointed out that the
aim of the campaign publicity legisla
tion is to secure a full sworn account
of election contributions and expendi
tures. All the state corrupt practices
laws have been drawn with that end in
view. They have not required a partial
pre-election accounting, because it was
evident that such an Recounting would
be of comparatively little value. It
could be made to show just as much as
a committee wanted it to show; for
items which It might not be considered
desirable to publish could be held over
for the final statement The double ac
counting idea is a new development.
Why insist so strenuously on that single
minor feature of an important reform
which is about to be undertaken "and
Complain that without it the reform,
hitherto so highly landed, is going ,to be
valueless? The Tribune sees no objec
tion to two accountings, or to three, for
that matter, except that they may ~iu
rorae useless work. It is anxious to Bee
one' full and final account made., ;\:id
if that is accomplished there will "be
abundant cause for congratulation. After
the single accounting plan has been
tried it will be time enough to think of
improving it by providing for a series of
pre-election bulletins. .
Mr. William Barnes, jr.'s admonition
to President Taft, Colonel Roosevelt and
Governor Hughes to keep their "hands
off" the New York legislative situation
would be more appropriate if Mr. Barnes
himself had always kept his hands oIT.
lint it is only a short time ago that he
sat iv a clerk's room at the Capitol and
cracked the whip over a combination of
Republicans and Tammany men who put
the Meade-Phillips bill through the Sen
ate, says Mr. Barnes's newspaper. "The
Albany Journal":
The Legislature of the State of New
York does not take its orders from Mr.
Roosevelt, Mr. Tail or Mr. Hughe;?. It
has defeated the Cobb compromise bill
once, and it will defeat it again, because
the members of the Legislature have
been elected not only to represent the
neople of their districts but also to ex
■ rcise judgment in regard to legislation.
They require no orders from anybody in
the discharge of their duties.
No one has proposed that President
Taft or Mr. Roosevelt issue any "orders"
to the Legislature. All that has been sug
gested is that they might, either or both
of them, if they saw tit, express their
persona! views upon the direct nomina
tions Issue. The legislators might or
might not be influenced by those views.
Mr. Barnes says they would not be. Then
surely he can have no objection to the
expression of them.
But Mr. Barnes draws altogether too
■ rosy a picture of legislative Independence
when ho says that the legislators "re
"qulre no orders from any one in the dis
"charge of their duties." Incidents like
Mr. Barnes's own giving of order- to
Senators right In' tho Capitol, taking
command openly of a session of the up
per chamber, are not necessary to show
how large a proportion of tho legislators
an constantly acting under orders.
When the tfinman-Green bill was pend
ing Albany was thronged with county
bosses who wen? on the spot to see that
"their men" in the Legislature voted
right. Primary legislation was defeated
ii;, the most powerful outside pressure
that could bo brought to bear. Assembly
man EVelotb, of lieri.i'ucr County who
was Instructed for direct nominations
but dodged a vote is reported to have
said that hi* county boss would have
prevented bin renomlnatlon if ha mid
voted for the Hinman-Greea bill. Dr.
ISvelcth was not alone in getting Ins
"orders." And these whom the county
bosses could not reach were coerced by
the powerful Rules Committee in tho As
I hose who in obtaining obedience from
their AHsemblymen and Senators employ
the gentlo method of threatening to pre
vent their ienominatlnn, to bar them
from all future political preferment and
to procure the discharge of thate friends.
relatives and political retainers from the
public jobs held by fibeUa 11. row up their
bauds in horror when a diPtiusuished
Republican like Governor lluglie.s Sena
tor Root or Colonel Roosevelt latvUj
ventures to express his opinion upon
some question pending in Ihe Legislature
or to give his advice in regard to party
policy. Thus they did when Colonel
Roosevell advocated the renomination of
Mr. Hughes, and thus they did when
Senator Root advised the election of Mr
mnmnn as Republican leader in the
Biate Senate, and thus they have always
done when Governor Huphrs ha* urged
his policies in public addresses. Even the
calling of the present extra session was
a terrible example of bossism to those
pure patriots who, like Mr. Barnes,
would have the legislators free to act
upon their own independent judgment,
prompted, however, by the tacit or some
times express understanding that if they
fail to do what their bosses want them
to do they Joy their own necks on the
Reno has. achieved greatness. Hitherto
it had enjoyed only notoriety. Nay.
worse: tbe American sense of humor had
turned its name into a byword and
a jest. The country's newspaper para
graphers and rhymers, callous to the
beautiful sentiment of its activity in the
breaking of galling ties, the soothing of
ruined live?, the mending of broken
hearts, made mock of it. Now all that is
changed. Reno has demonstrated its ver- j
satility. It Is no longer a town of one]
industry. To the divorce mill it adds an- j
other, of far greater proportions and al
ready of International fame. Therefore,
the public is informed, and many persons i
for the first time, that it is a city of
well-paved streets, shade trees, tine build
ings and aa excellent water supply. The
pilgrims to the ringside will probably be
more interested in supplies of a different
nature; but they need not worry. Reno
knows Ha business;. "Gambling is li
censed," we are told, "and there are nu
merous homes of faro and roulette." We
had thought of it, rather, as the home of
bridge whist and progressive euchre to
while away the anxious hours of op
pressed femininity panting to be free and |
try again. Three-card monte and thim
blerlgging are sure to be added to it*
attractions now. Also, It is the seat of
the University of Nevada.
Where hi San Francisco now? GaH
fornia has driven her foremost citizen:
into exile in the hour of his supreme test
and given him occasion for doubting the
Christianity of her chief executive. An
other great sou of the state is with him |
— he of the pompadour — and a third, i
Choynski of the many battles. And Bos
ton's pride, John Lawrence, adds to this j
galaxy of .stars minor and major, too
many to enumerate, the supreme lustre
of his historic name and Speech. Then
there is the other camp, with its dusky i
giant. And all of them are talking inces- ;
sautly, for all of them have been in!
'•voddevilky' are in it and expect to feel
in it again. <Jreat arc the uses of pub- j
licit y. Indeed, Reno has arrived.
We welcome Reno into the circle of I
the world's great cities — Reuo, with its
divorce mill, its flstic mill, its licensed \
gambling houses and its institution for
the higher education of youth. We salute
h as the centre of the sanity of the sane
Fourth of July that is to be — the city
of the count of ten that will be heard
around the world.
While there is no positive assurance
that the cable companies will agree to
transmit night messages at reduced,
rates, there is encouragement in the fact
that the subject is being considered.
Tho came logic apparently applies- to this
plan as to service by land wirep. If the
number of hours in a day during whicii
the plant is kept busy can be increased
it may be necessary to charge only a lit
tle more than the actual cost of the work
Congress has just passed a $20,000,00!)
public buildings bill which (Joes not au
thorize a single cent of expenditure. .Is
the joke on the 'public ur on the two
houses ?
Mr. K. T. fcjtotesbury, of Philadelphia,
who took over Hamnierstein's opera ef
fects and real estate when the Manhat
tan interests were absorbed by the Met
ropolitan, said on his arrival from Eu
rope yesterday that operatic matters
were much up in the air. Tills remark
might suggest that the irrepressible
Oscar Bold only the superstructure which
he had erected, retaining the foundation,
and explain the reports that he contem
plates producing opera of some kind in
New York tho coating season.
Bcores of persons went to the pier a
(V r,- Weeks ago to see "Big Tim" SuUivan
Bail for Europe. Nobody went to his
steamer to welcome him home yester
day. Can it be that the Senator's de
parture caiißCS more joy than blB re
turn n
Something ought to be done to insure
b close association ior mutual advantage
between the projected "sale and sane"
Fourth of July and the acknowledged
leader of the "safe and sane" Denioa
racy of Mayor Gaynor's home borough,
Qxe Hon. John J. Fitzgerald- Why not
engage Mr. Fitzgerald as the orator of
our "safe and tan?" celebration?
Ttiat unfortunate Tibetan Hootou-Ka
too, who loet his head because he de
clined to pay "graft" tribute to the Dalai-
Lama, is to be reincarnated and his con
fiscated wealth restored to his successor.
Fortunately for tho peaoe of mind of
many, this crude Eastern ciißtom is not
likely to find a foothold in th*> Western
Hemisphere. What a redistribution uK
wealth would follow a restoration of
"graft" tribute!
. Tho civil engineers of the country, speak
ing through their representative organiza
tion, the American Society of Civil En
gineers, favor stata licenses. At their con
vention in Chicago, a few days ago; they
went on record as favoring legislation in all
status regulating the practice of civil en
gineering and lh« Issuance of licenses to
members of the profession after they Dave
properly qualified through examination by
Btai« boards. It <WSi d*»eUled_'to empower
tin board of direction of the national or
ganization to take tli« mutter up with the
authorities of the various ■*■>**■ and urge
uniform t«gfa!a£ioA.
Lady (who has !-<'it shown over ono of
the «i ips to sailor avlio has been '"' guide)
—What a. pity gratuities are forbidden on
your ship! „
' Sailor— So was apples, mum. in the CJar
den of fideu.- laiiklou Opluiun.
One of the curiosities of Harllngen, a pop
ular bathing resort in Holland, in hiKjwn to
CIM regular nations as th*) "bath nymphs."
"The appellation suggests a slender, hand
some water eprlto. .i sort of combination of
BiermaJd and inrHd," writes a recent vis
itor to the place, "and the popple who' go
thereon their fast visit arc usually anxious
to see one of the nymphs. They have not
nwig to wait. The nymphs— there aro many
of them— never less than fifty years old,
Olid I have yet to see one whose weight
would fall short of ISO pounds. The .'mother*
of the group carries her '.20 pounds with all
the graco which a costume consisting of an
ample bint; dress, caught at the place where
the waist should be with a rope, a white
hood and a neckcloth of the same color
"will permit The most popular souvenir of
the place is a postcard on which three of
these grace* arc shown, the embodiment of
good health and rugged strength. . but
hardly of beauty."
"By th* poweri;. it's bor-rn lucky I am!"
"Pliwy do y' think SOT" .
•I was hit be a automobile Jit as I was
startin' f'r th simp this mornin'. It made
me sthagper, an' a cop pinched me for bein
dhrunk. I wpf^llcked in a fight, art laier I
wor blowetl fifty feet high be a premaehoor
blast. When I come home l.nigan's goat
butted me into th' house an' the ould
woman wor layin' fer me wid a rollin pin.
•'An', in th' name ay the' saints, do yrz
call that lucky?" g , ,„,,
"Sure! Ain't I alive this mr-rnin —
Cleveland Leader.
Cleveland, where the Idea of a "safe and
sane" celebration of the Fourth of July was
first put Into practice, has set another ex
ample for other cities to follow. A charity
worker with a fertile brain has succeeded
in having' distributed about the city thou
sands of firecracker banks, in which per
sons are asked to drop the money that they
would have contributed toward noise and,
lockjaw if the old r.;ay of celebrating the
day was still followed. The funds thus col
lected are to be spent In giving tho poorer
children of Cleveland a good time.
"Lucky at cards, unlucky at love," quoted
the Wise Guy.
'•Well, either is simply a case of holding
hands," said the Simple Philadelphia
Record. .
Correspondent Prescribes It for the Ills
of the Body Municipal.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: As Governor Hughes has declared
there Is urgent need of "some adequate
method of bringing the income of the state
up to the demands on it, with the great an
zmal increase in the demand?. " and our
system of taxation now in New York M
neither as equitable nor as satisfactory in
ita results as It phould be. is not the time
opportune to consider some other source
from which to draw revenue?
Why may we not consider carefully the
method now used In many European cities
of obtaining revenue by a tax of, say, one
mill oo tlit; dollar of the unearned Incre
ment? Is it not better to tax the economic
surplus, the mass of unearned wealth, than
the necessities, comforts of life and needful
precedes of industry?
Mr. Lloyd George, In hla celebrated land
tax budget, showed clearly how the govern
ment could get its revenues in such a way
that the rich could no longer continue to
make, in the linal outcome, the poor man
bear the hardest part of the burden. Even
In the House of Lords this tax on the un
earned Increment was deemed so just that
ii received the approving vote of members
who owned a total of more than five hun
dred thousand acre in certain of the rich
est districts of England.
It is affirmed that here in New York the
assessed value of the I;md and the fran
chises alone amount to the .-urn of J9SO and
in Manhattan Borough to $1,376 per capita
of population.
The annual Increase in the value of the
land alone here, as well aa in our other
large cities, usually exceeds In amount the
total expenditures of each of the munici
palities. And the exploiters of land values
in this city are aided not only by the IS), 000
that is added each year to our population.
but all improvements, educational, munici
pal, sanitary and philanthropic, contribute
to tho enrichment of those who own and
profit by this mighty social Increment.
All these things enrich the most barren
of building sites in this greater New York,
and all that flows therefrom into the purse
of the owners of the sites is unearned by
them. When they make sales and big
profits, why should they not be willing to
pay a part "f tho profits into the city's
Xew York. June 23, 1910.
To the Editor of Th© Tribune. •
Sir: There • was in yours of to-day ar.
article from Louisville concerning the pay
of enumerators of census. 1 was one of
the 1,150 in Brooklyn sworn to— and paid
25 cents for that— under penalty of $500 to
cover my district and to be paid 2 ! = cents
a name on general schedule.
Then the advance sheets came. It took
me three days to write my part on the
back of them; then, as the papers had
treated the census as a Joke, the people
wouldn't or couldn't make out the said
advance sheets and I had to do it for them.
Yv'e should have extra compensation.
Brooklyn, June 21, 1910. CENSUS MAN.
To the Kditor of The Tribune. _
Sir: I saw in your June 10th issue that a
large number of people of Houston, Tex.,
have been made 111 by partaking of food
in which poisonous ptomaines had devel-,
oped. - It is certainly appalling to learn
how rapidly ptomaine poisoning cases have
increased since the enforcement el the
pure food law. According to press dis
patches there have been In the United
States, since the enforcement of this law,
19.1*8 cases of ptomaine poisoning, 763 of
which were fatal. Prior to the enactment
of the pure food law borax and boron
compounds were used on meat, fish, fowl,
sausage, oysters, etc.. consequently such
food, which readily becomes contaminated,
was kept in a. hygienic, healthful condi
The pure food law compels truthful
labels on all articles, packages or contain
ers of food. A truthful label, however,
upon meat, fish, fowl, sausage, oysters,
etc., will not prevent them from spoiling,
£0 that conditions are favorable for the
propagation of poisonous germs. Time,
wldle thG pure food law compels truthful
labels, it does not, on account of prohibit-
In? preservatives, insure that food will
reach the consumer in a pure, healthful
condition; neither docs the label prevent
perishable articles of food from deteriorat
ing, when in the consumer's hands, so as
to become a menace to health and life.
The authorities should realize the above
facts, and amend the laws so as to permit
the us« of modern non-injurious preserva
tives on all articles of foo^ thp.t favor the
propagation of poi3onous perms.
11. 1.. HARRIS.
New York. June 23, 1310.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Permit a loyal reader of your good
paper to tlikmk you for printing the letter
written by Mr. Roosevelt from which
Alice Stone Blackwell has been quoting
— and misinterpreting. ,
I had forgotten tho context, which Minn
Blackwell co wisely omitted, but I felt
sure that the Impression given by her was
wrong, for I well remember that at the
time this letter was made public the suf
fragists vigorously attacked Mr Roose
velt and said he was "insulting." At their
public meeting which followed the pub
lishing of this tho Rev. Anna Shaw called
our honored loader "a treo toad" nntT said
she "hoped he would como home from
Africa inside of v Hon."
Now I am neither |e« nor against woman
suffrage, being but v. mere man watching
events. I was, however, Indignant at th'eso
expressions, and am now Interested to find
th.it the MilTruicl*>t» aro uot Inclined to
"Pluy fait." -^ ; ;
Do these things lit th« women for suf
Yonkcrs, Juno 24, 1910.
"People and Social Incident^
[From The Tribune Bureau.
Washington, June 24.-Pr«ldent Talt
called Into consultation at noon to-day the
Senate and House conferrees on the $_O.0oO;-
COO Irrigation bond issue. The conferrees
were luncheon guests at the White House.
Senator Scott called at the Whlto House
iate this afternoon with the public buildings
measure and spent some time going over
the bill with the President.
President Taft sent his automobile to the
Capitol for Senator Hale, with whom ho
had a long conference while the Cabinet
•was in session.
.• ■ r.r miners recommended th^
appointment of Dr. Holmes as director of
th« new Bureau of Mines. The delegation
was introduced by Senators, Dick, Oliver.
Scott and Overman.
Representative Kinkead Introduced a del
egation from New Jersey, including Mayor
H. O. Wittpenn of Jersey City, who Invited
the President to attend the celebration of
the 250 th anniversary of the founding of
Bergen, a part of Jers-y City, which is to
be held between October 15 and 23. The
President accepted.
President Taft received ths congratula
tions and thanks of ex-Governor Curry of
New Mexico, Major Llewellyn, Captain D.
J. Leahy and Captain Fred Miller, officers
of the Rough Riders resid-nt 'n Arizona
and New Mexico, for his earnest and suc
cessful flght for the statehood measure.
Robert Bacon, Ambassador to France,
and several members of the Cabinet were
among: the President's caHen
Several -weddings of interest to New
York society are set for to-day. Among:
them is the marriage of Harold Aymar
Sands, son of Mrs. William 11. Sands, of
1 New York, to Miss Katharine Hynson Mc-
Fadden. daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. J.
Franklin McFadden, of Philadelphia, at
their country place, near Radnor, Perm.
Austin L. Stands, Emlen Drayton, Fuller
Potter, Thomas Monson, Dudley Morgan
and Pauldinsr Fosdick will be among the
ushers, and Harold Min.-tt the best man.
Another Redding of to-day is that of
Hugh Minturn, son of Mrs. Robert Min
turn, to Miss Ruth Wlnsor, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Winsor, at Brookline.
Mass. Theodore Douglas Robinson, Amos
R. Eno, E. Gerry Chadwick, George Palen
Snow and Wendell P. Blagden, of New
York; Edward Bowditch, Jr., and Freder
ick Pruyn, of Albany; Gordon Falrchild,
E. V. R. Thayer, James Jackson, Kennard
and Alfred Wlnsor, jr., brothers of the
bride; Robert Winsor, jr., of Boston, and
Edward B. Krumhaar, the latter, of Phila
delphia, will be the ushers, and Charles
E. Perkins, formerly of Boston, but now
of Burlington, lowa, will be the' best man.
Miss Louise R. Coolidge, Miss Adelaide
Jackson and Miss Barbara Burr will be la
attendance on the bride. . ,
Yet another wedding of to-day Is that
of Miss Sara C. Hardenbergh to Hugh J.
Chisholm, jr., in tit. Bernard's Church,
Bernardsville, N. J. The bridegroom, who
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugli J. Chis
holm, will ha\-e Leonard Sullivan as his
beat man, and as his ushers^ R. Thornton
Wilson, Courtlandt P. Dixon. 2d, David
Dowfl and William P. Hardenberg!i f jr.
Bishop Codman, of Maine, will perform the
ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Thomas
H. Conover, and It will be followed by a
reception given by Mr. and Mrs. WHliam
P. Hardenbergh, thf parents of the bride,
at their counttry place, at Bernardsville.
Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke Jones will leave
town to-day for Newport.
»?.fr. and Mrs. George G. De Witt have
opened their villa at Southampton, Long
Island, for the summer.
Mr. and Mr?. J. Searle Barclay have
left town for their country place on Long
Island, to remain until the end of July,
when they sail for Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Trevor *aye
taken possession of their place at South
ampton, Long Island, for the season.
Mrs. William Allen Butler has gone to
Korth East Harbor, Me., for the summer.
The Duke and Duchess d'Arcos. who
President's Wife Rests, but Children
Play Golf, Fish and Motor.
Beverly, Mass., June -\.— It is evident
that life at the summer capital at Wood
berry Point will differ little from that or
last year. Mrs. Taft's first day of her sec
ond visit to the Evans cottage was a quiet
one, spent mostly on the broad verand«3
looking across Salem Bay. Miss Helen
Taft motored about the North Shore and
her brother, Robert Taft, tried some of the
new traps ami bunkers at the Myopia Hunt
Ciub. Charlie Taft, with a couple of men
from the Sylph, started after a mess of flsh
off the ledges of Great Misery Island.
It is expected that the President will
reach Beverly early next week.
Bethlehem. Perm., June Zi.— Under the
will of the lato Ellslia P. Wilbur, financier
and once president el the Lehigh Valley
Railroad, an estate of $17,000,000 is be
queathed to his family. So far as is known,
there was no gift to a public or charitable
From The London Chronicle.
Lord Kaollys. who, after eervlug the lat»
King for forty years, has been appointed
private secretary to King George, cornea of
a singularly longlived race. His father
served as controller of the Prince of
Wales's household until his eightieth year.
and lived for six years after his retire
ment, and his grandfather likewise at
tained a great age. His ancestor. William
KnoHys, who also served in the household
of two monareb.3. Elizabeth and James; I.
died at the age of elshty-flve, and. accord-
Ing to Dugdale. "rode a hawking and
hunting within hair a year of his death."
Sir Francis Knollys. the distinguished
statesman who founded the family fortune,
was e!ghty*t<r6 at the time ml his death.
From The Washington Star.
Without wishing him any especial good
luck, New York bookmakers regard the
elevation of Governor Hughes to higher
office as most desirable.
From The St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Chicago has cut its high school course to
two years, In order to induce pupils to
abandon the habit of quitting school at
the end of the grade courses. If the Windy
City would double the length of tho vaca
tions it might also reduce truancy.
Besides, New York M a world's fair all
the time.— Richmond Times-Dispatch.
New York, too. Is going to have- a "noise
less Fourth." Kut how can New York cele
b at* anything noiselessly? — Cleveland
Plain Denier.
New York persists. In tho thought that it
is a world* fair In Itself. It haa all th*
bideshowa, anyway.— Pittsburg Dispatch.
New York Is to have an aeroplane-motor
cycle-automobllf race. What's the matter
—hasn't the June fatality Hat bven up to
the average?— Journal.
Mayor <;aynor ha« ordered all tho plain
clothes men in the New York Police De
partment to go back to patrol duty. Ho
believes that on*? detectlvo force I* enough
and that there is no need of precinct spe
cials. This look* like horse sense — Buffalo
. X *! W Yotfc'a Uoo.sevelt reception commit
tee must have been composed of great men.
.Not a poet got a welcome odd pan them.—
Denver Republican.
have Itecn paying a series of visits _^
relatives and friends since their reMkas
rival in America, come to New Tork***
day. They will be at th* St. R*^, .*&
Shalt stay. "^ ror *
Mr. and Ur- Anrhlbarld K. Alexaa^^
at Bernardsville, N. j , for tU9 sa-^* r<
■tanaHaCHi' - ■
Mm Ross Ambler Curran. who . mjm ,.
arrived from Europe and has be*« jagg
at the St. Regis, triU spend n.<, bu^l?*
California. . "" •
Mr. and Mrs. Charales E. Pellet v^
taken a cottage at . Bar FfctrSor (?r t»Z
summer. . . n
[By Tels»raph to Th* Tribas*.]
L*nox. June -*.— A committee, eoaslitj;*
of Lindsay Fairfax, Samuel Frothla^u;^
N«wbold Morris. William B. O. Field sjJ
George W. FdJoWJ, has been appoiat<ii •
consider the organization of a country
and to choose a sits. Mr. Fairfax is ds»>
man of the committee. It Is propcs*d t*
provtda rendezvous for th» °un« petau
and to have tennis, golf and a!! that sis,
to make up a country club. Th» / "c«j^|Cl
to-day visited several prospectiT* z$J
,Th«! proposition to form a dub haj"^
with high favor. - .-.
Bishop Albion Johr-«n, ef r .-;ba, besar
rived in Stockhrldge for th- season.
Colon?l and Mrs. Henry 5. Center
?Jis3 Dorothy De Wolfe Tracy. 3lr. -"■<! Via
Herman D. sTliillil Mr. and Mr?. C. 9 »
Talbot, Miss Talbct, Miss Delamater. oi
New York, Colonel and afrs. 8. £. at^>
U. S. A., and Miss Short, el Eoitoa, d.-^
the Hotel Asplnwall. * '*
Mr sal Mr-. George C. Guna, of f^.
llngton. Vt. ; Mr. and Mr 3. John W. Cftfr
of Summit, N. J. ; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Han»!
stone, of Brooklyn; Mrs. Percira! Claßae:
and Miss Clement, ef -ion, are at t&»
Maplewood, in Pittsfleld. %
Arriving at the Curtis Hotel to-day ia;,
Mrs. Samuel Hill, of Washington; it^
Caroline Lee, Miss L-« and Miss fSJhv
Johnson, of New York.
Mr. and Mrs. An3on Phelps Stole* 6 »
New Haven, will arrive at their eotta^ c^
the StoKes farm, to-morrow.
Mrs. Zenas Crane has been hostess tor »
party of youn? people at The Bowlders, h
Dalton, ' this vr^ek. The guests mchiU
31123 Dorothy Campbell, the *ojnas saif
champion of Scotland. Miss CSB^SSI
played over the Country Club count la
Ftttsfleld and established a new recooi of*'.
She has Just arrived from Montreal. whsr*
she has been visiting.
[By Telegraph tr» The T-;bur.*.}
Newport. June 24.— Charles P. H. GUI*-,
J. Fred Pierson, jr., Whitney Wsnh.
Elisha Dyer, Marsden J. Perry aad Wtim
S. Barker returned from Xew Tcrk OJs
evening ." ■ •
Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Potter an
guests of Mrs. Edward Potter, Sirs. S. T.
Postclth-waito is visitinfr Mrs. Tanas
Hitchcock, Mr?. Frederick Wils'rdfcj is
being entertained by Mrs. Charles F. Hoff
man:. J. Raynor We!l3 Is gtsest of fcia
parents, Mr. and Mrs. ViUjaai Storr-*
Wells, and Miss A. B. Clafflo are ttalting
Miss Freda Paine.
Mrs. Joseph Harriman has recoTwei from
her illness and has as her guests Stepiea
Sands and his fiancee. Miss Sieldca. «t
New York.
General and Mrs. J. Fred Pierson will
arrive for the season on next Tuesday.
Mrs. Dudley Davis has returned froa
New York, joining bet mother, Mrs. Will
iam Grosvenor, for the summer. V/»S
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Ledyard Sands an*
Dudley Morgan have gone to Radnor, P«ul
Miss de Barril. of New York, will arf.n
on July 5.
Mrs. James P. Kerr.«-,chan save a dlmer
this evening in honor of Mrs. Gouveraesr
Kortright. of New York. Mrs. J. Fist
Piefson, Jr., also entertained.
William Watts Sherman has gone to X**
York. 'JPH
Mr. and Mrs. William Gammell, of Pru
dence, have arrived. •
Registered at the Casino to-day were Mr.
and Mrs. William M. Hughes, LswriSW
L. Gillespie, Craig Biddle, Mrs. E. <»
Tinker and K. C. Meihorn, U. S. N.
J. F. A. Chars; of N>w York, has loxl
Mrs. Herman B. Dwijea's cell I* ..
Colonel Richardson Says Marble S^b
Was Too High. .
IBr Telegraph to Th- Tribune. J .
Richmond, Va,, June 2i.-Ths ■»»-<•
base, twenty-two inches scr-are, to thai**
of Lafayette voted by the State of -irsW»
to tho distinguished French soldier la L "*
has been sawed into four pieces by CM**
John \V. Richardson, custodian of th« Clf
itol Building. In explaining his action to
day Colonel Richardson said that the fc***
was so high that the other busts to?"
rotunda of tho Capitol were out 'i - prs?^
f*>n and M destroyed tho symmetry si»
artistic effect of the place. The inscrfjtas
on the base was preserved IBwMB
Three of the slabs made from •*• *&*
will be used to elevate the bust3'of C&- 1 -
Justice John Marshall, General Fits£«*
Lee and General "Jeb ' Stuart Th« O»
with the Inscription, will be fastest*!. 53
the wall under the bust of Lsfajettfc Col
onel Richardson applied a 91 ** 108 «
the bronze allegorical figures at ttf^
of the Washington Uoßßxacni a year a * e '
making ihe f.ertires a bHsht and « I * r
From The Chicago News. _~Si
Governor Hughes would to to ,*S
with the voters a first class aiWCt>gjgg
law before he goes ay.ay. but ta* !"*"£
dans do not see why tht-y should taF^
upon the dear people the additional fc3ru^
of self-government.
From Th- Duluth News-Tribune. #
Between 1913 ana 19X3 ih* '"Vlfwa'tfJ
ellar will haTe a charce to * l5 0 5i 3*3 *
fairs in Tokio. Hong Kcr.sr. Be*; 1"*1 "*
York. New Orleans and Wa riuafit pa, "^
sandwiches a! tha usual F*''-« ana ■
the pries of bridal suites. „,. --^.--^. --^
From The Chicago Record-Herald- /£ "^
With the co-operation of mMiy^^ ril
oiai and health organizations, . ",• - »
of men and women started yestercw ■*«t
concerted movement to '""""a-a „,••>
pression of spitting aiiyw'--r» an* .
where. . -.?,an' ciw*
Tho first st«p was taken *"£««»»;
warains against the dans*" 1 ,'..»•"*
Ing and th. penalty by w y.mf
thereto were U-sued b* . * ra ° raftered' 1
superlntindent of tt'« i»° f
Institute, '... a large ■^Th!, ■•*aO4F',
working in the int-r^sts r,? -«nt«BE
ting cause." These 'workers _ but«»2i
th*Tr busing* It. th* us«m war. * ld w jrf
ever they saw any one v-"} o **." p«U» «*
a card to the offender. *>tn »"" p ""\
quest that he or she re:uJ «• lhoOJ i4n4 «
As a nrat consignment »fty "StfW**;
the cards were received, and. «cw f :V»
Mr. Wins. th<» first day; • /^, uP fßr »*
butlon bids fair to exhaust IO« su *.>. >
short while. — . : *
From The Cleveland PUio v * & l e % '&■& ■ i*
Reno is happy, an.l * ft * *V»* <*&!
pretty well pleased Ifeat H#^ re w ..j}*s£
possible away from -»">*,;,
everybody ought to be wtlafted
son and Jeffrie*, who probably »^3
fight alter all. __ - .
From Th« Rochester Democrat an ,
Now York is to have a »•« b»J^ W*J
way of *15.«XVa-year fiats. tmi-,.,
only on« excuse f»r such •» t» W.V
rental. The owner must Inteno^i ulli>
rota an.l phonographs as *•■ • .

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