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R F q A NX HILL AND -THE DAILY NEWS"-CAPTAIN ROBERT
(Copyright. 1910. by
London, July 2.
m Frank Hill, sometime editor of
J^ prf N« ws -" died "*■ eek in his
Vvtr-fi-st year. So passes ore of the j
tit Journalists of cis time. To take
t! Measure of bis opacity a«d char
ter ' ,-ou fc ave only to look at " The
X *\. se^s" during the seventeen
* 0 * his control, and then at the,
r^r« it is -o-day. No *iuW
~~ instances have changed, and the
C Z"^t in the paper is in sorn- degree
the change in circumstances, It
1 cm ISS9. when Mr. Hill too* charge.
organ" of Liberalism, and the Liber
*7 mn of 1^69 has cease 3 fee- exist, and
been replaced by De Radicalism of
7Z&X-, of which Mr. Wed&w.>od, bir
Henry Dalziel and Mr. Llord-G«orge are
representatives. The proprietorship of
the paper has changed also.
But all that does not account for this
&~ertzce in methods and results be
l^eer. Mr. Hill's time and the present. I
m^K no comparisons, for I do net know
v *-o a: this moment is editor of "The
Dfcily News." I mean only to offer a
tribute to the editorship of Mr. Frank
Hill- : knew him well and I knew the
-— welL There was a time during
•-e ear iy months of the Franco-German
m/~ -when I was at the office every day.
Ttiere were many years during which I
saw* much of Hill. He had principles
ar; > beliefs. They were the undoing of
j. H:r for after seventeen years of loyal
end brffiiaat sen-ice he was suddenly
dismissed because he declined to sacri
*=ce his principles and beliefs to the exi
gencies of politics or perhaps of finance.
Tie dare cf this performance was 1688.
The proprietors sent him a large check
ty way of solctium. He returned it by
-■^rard he lived in retirement.
; rate a leading article in "The
■ London) for some years. He
.; -• . for the English magazines and
i i — a precariously and generally ill
I - He had no fortune,
• ■ -haps a modest cnmprt D
- ned means were never to
■ -:n for surrendering any jot
I .nal independence. He would
■ r.at he thought or he would keep
: was not in him to be untrue
tr- a c> r.viction. He had not that fle:d
f nature which makes oumpro
.- or possible. He had a pierc
•vhich reached to the realities
■ r His writings showed that.
ar.d arr.^ne them his volume of "Political
: ---.:ts" showed it perhaps more
c than any others.
In other matters, outside of literature
end the business of editing, it was
fchewn not less clearly. I have told the
etory quite recently, as I told it many
year? a?o, -luring the lifetime of Sir John
Robinson, manager of "The Daily News"
Sa -"• But I cannot say g-oodby to
HJII without repeating that to him and
sot to Robinson "The Daily News" owed
bs alliance with The Tribune in the war
of 1870; and to that alliance owed almost
the whole of that early success in pub
lishing war news which made it famous.
1 made my proposals to Robinson and
they were rt,i*»cted. Hill heard of them
«nd reversed that rejection, and the al
liance was formed. Hill, in other words,
applied his mind to a problem outside of
his editorial here, understood what
F-obinsoii. whose business it was. had
•laHed to understand, and was therefore
The author and architect of the good
fortune which came to "The Daily
News? from The Tribune. T. - renown
end prosperity of the paper as a war
ne^-spaper man due to Hill's sagacity
!ri availing himself of The Tribune's
Ke was an excellent writer. He had
the art cf understatement, and knew the
value of reserve and of leaving to the
r-ader a share in the effect he wished to
produce. •■■■ took his readers into part
nership. There was in him, perhaps, a
touch of cynicism, of dryness; and at
times he could be bitter. But he wrote
"*ith that authority which comes to a
man from believing what he writes and
from never writing what he does not be
lieve, and from no other source what
ever. He never wished to persuade any
■hody of anything of which he was not
first himself convinced. The Horatian
rule was his rule. I suppose no rule of
composition is more absolute and per
fc&PE nore ■ more often disregarded.
There have been few minds more
eoruptilonslv fair than his. You felt that
as you talked with him. Hi was not
pre-eminently a talker; the pen* was his
weapon, and he wae less free in speech
ttian m writing: nor did he often show
in conversation the gift of delicate satire
-a-hich distinguished his best leaders and
essays. Perhaps he was sometimes too
iru'-h in earnest: and society is disposed
to consider earnestness an undesirable
quality at - dinner table, leading to con
troversy, which ■ abhorred. The fault
ifi ho infrequent that it might be par
doned. If it ever existed in Hill it was
aton~i lor by his simple truth, his sin
«srity. his good will to all comers, his
«ver varied and ever admirable intel
. ret i Tes.
Ke studied and understood social eco
nomics, and so long ago as IS6O was one
of a group of men which included Mr.
V.". E. Forster— a name Americans ought
ever to hold in grateful honor, Mr. Faw
cett, a Free Trader, who almost alone
stated the case for Tariff Reform in his
book on Political Economy; Mr. B. H.
Kution, one of the two men, Meredith
Townsend being the other, who created
*'Th«r Spectator" and made it a power
and kept it a power so long as they con
trolled it. These and some others formed
B*e Trades Societies Committee and is
fcued. the Report o~ "Trades Societies and
Strikes,*' which dealt freely with that
He understood journalism. He was a
power in the Liberal party and made the
journal he edited a power so long as be
controlled it. ; use almost identical
"words to express the Intellectual relation
of Hutton and Townsend to "Th- Spec
tator" and or Hill to "The Daily
news." Townsend and Hutton made
co pretensions to infallibility. They
U -ought it possible to express opin
ions without assuming an air of
omniscience. It never seemed to >,<
tur to them that the world was wait
ing for their wisdom- They were content
-c< suy what they thought simply, quietly.
la a tone free from pretence esl from
arrogance. Their influence was in pro
:<ortion to their simplicity and the^good
faith they observed with their readers,
*i»ty -ft ere, in abort, an example for
Oorsre W. Sma.!ley.)
j other Journalists to follow and not an
i example to avoid. •
For many purposes I should, bracket
: these three journalists, Huttoa. . Town
] send and Hill. They did not resemble
> one another Bach of them was distinct
and individual. But they had In com
mon some of those traits which go to
f the making not of a good journalist
j merely, but of en upright and useful
i man. with talents and character not too
common in Journalism or in any other
A writer of a very different order from
Mr. Frank Hill died yesterday — Captain
! Robert Marshall, known for many years
jas a writer of plays. Whether his plays
; have been acted in America i I cannot
j say. They are so full of local color that
I they might not thrive in another atmos
i phere. Nor was Captain Marshall in the
front rank of English playwrights. His
pieces had perhaps no higher object than
-. to amuse; a high object, but not the
i highest. Of late years other men with
! much the same views of the theatre had
| pushed Marshall a little aside. He be
i gan life as a soldier. He was of a good
| Edinburgh family, but chose to enlist as
a private In the Highland Light In
fantry, rising from the ranks to be cap
1 tain and then aide-de-camp to Sir Wal
ter Hely-Hutchinson, Governor of Natal.
When his first important play, "His Ex
cellency the Governor." succeeded. Cap
tain Marshall resigned, and thencefor
ward took play writing as his profession.
| He had two other great successes. "The
Second in Command" and "The Duke of
I Killiecrankie." With this last he rescued
j from imminent financial disaster one of
the best known managers in London.
Perhaps "A Royal Family" may be
named as a fourth success.
Captain Marshall had a pretty wit
and the art of neat dialogue, which at
times turned to brilliancy. He under
stood .the stage. His plays, whatever
else may be said of them, were plays.
He had nothing in common with those
modern writers for the stage who have
set up for themselves, as Sir Arthur
Pinero says, "a go-as-you-please"
drama. Mr. Shaw and Mr. Granville
Barker and others of their kind seem to
look upon the stage as a medium of
conversation, and Mr. Shaw, who does
not lack courage, calls his latest pro
duction — I believe it is the latest, but
you never know — conversation. The
title is the announcement of a theory.
Plot, action, dramatic significance —
what are these to Mr. Shaw? All con
ventionalities, whether theatrical, social
or political, appear to be to him abhor
rent. His cleverness, which nobody de
nies, is a calamity, demoralizing to thS
public and mischievous to the stage.
There was in Captain Marshall's work
a sparkling and delicate quality which
was not only literary but personal. He
had it In private life. He had a manner
which never seemed modern. In a club
which he frequented he was known as
the Chesterfield of cardroom, and,
indeed, there were moments when he
seemed to belong to the eighteenth cent
ury. Of late years, and especially during
the last twelvemonth, illness had set its
mark on him, but it never much affected
the sweetness of his disposition. Though
in conversation, both in private and on
the sta~e. he knew how to use irony, his
use of it was never maiicious. He dies
at forty-seven, but out of his forty-seven
years he had, I imagine, contrived to
extract as much as most men who lived
more slowly and for more years.
G. W. S.
PERSIAN CONSUL GETS OUT
Wasn't Seated Next the Turkish
Ambassador at Dinner.
Timiieriiir Zia Pacha, imperial Ottoman
Ambassador to the United States, was
gnest of honor last night at a dinner
given by - the Armenian General Progres
sive Association. The dinner marked the
tecond anniversary of the re-establish
ment of constitutional government in the
Ottoman Empire. There were fifty Arme
nians, Greeks. Syrians, Hebrews and Arabs
H. H. Topakyan, Persian Consul General
In New York City, who was also a guest
at the. dinner, left the room immediately
after the diner? were seated, because he
was placed four seats away from the guest
of honor, instead of immediately next the
Turkish Ambassador, as he considered
diplomatic usage required. Topakyan went
to the Republican Club, where he dined by
The ambassador said
"I want to say only that the task which
confronts the Ottoman Emperor of our
epoch is very complex. In effect, his im
perial majesty Mehemed V has* the dif
ficult problem of conciliating the prin
ciples of the conservative influences that
work intangibly throughout the empire
with those caused by the pressing de
mands of our century. You have observed
that the efforts of the government, in ac
cord with the representatives of the peo
ple, are employed to place constitutional
government upon a solid and broad base
and at the same time to preserve the pre
rogatives assured by the constitution of
certain powers which represent national
sovereignty as well as individual rights."
TAKES LONG WALKS AT 110
Virginian Never — Centenarian
Norfolk, Va., July 23. — Well, vigorous and
able to take a long walk each day la
p.ichard Cooper, an Inmate of the Norfolk
City Home, who says he is 110 years old.
City officials say he has clearly established
■ , c .- he was &orn In Norfolk County In
Except that he always looked to "the
blessed Lord" to let him live. Cooper at
tributed his long life to "nothing in par
ticular." lie says be always took his
toddy in moderation and smoked whenever
he felt like it, always attended to his own
business and never let anything worry him
Clarksburg. W. Va., July ZZ.— Sarah Ap
plebay, the oldest resident of Clarksburg
is dead. She lived 1!» years 7 weeks and 5
days, but never married.
SICKLES GETTYSBURG DELEGATE.
Albany, July 23.— Governor Hughes to-day
designated General Daniel E. Sickles, of
New York, to represent New York State at
th<* conference in connection with the cele
hr-iiion of th« fiftieth anniversary of the
•ah- of Gettysburg, to be held at Harria
burtr, 1 em . early in October.
WIRELESS TESTS FOR ENGLAND.
Among the passengers who sailed yeat-r
day on the Anchor Line steamship Colum
bia was Sir John Murray •*• ls acting in
a confidential capacity Bar his government
and will report on the merits of the new
NEW-YORK DAILY TRTBUXE. STXDAY. JTT.Y 24, 1910
v.lrelesa telegraph of the Xorth American
Wireless Corporation. Sir John was In
communication with Washington and Phil
adelphia from the Metropolitan tower, and
expressed himself as pleased with the
NO FEAR OF WAR AEROPLANES
Rear Admiral Swinburne Says Navies
Are Safe for Years Yet.
Among the passengers on the Ameri
can Line steamship Philadelphia, which
reached her pier here yesterday afternoon.
was Rear Admiral W. T. Swinburne. U. S.
X., retired. He has been away since about
the first of the year. Of the use of aero
planes in warfare he said:
"The aeroplane In Its present state of
development is not to be feared by the
navies of the world. The aeroplane must
attain to a state of progress about five
thousand times what it has now before it
can figure against the navies. A navy is
not to defend harbors. It ls to destroy
other navies or proceed against harbor
fortifications, which latter it can do at a
distance or twenty or thirty miles, which
is too far out for the aeroplane to go on
an Important mission.
"Again, the aeroplane, if it w»nts to
drop bombs on a warship, must go to too
great a height to try the feat, for other
wise it can easily be reached by the
marksmen of the warship. Getting to
a height great enough to try business, she
will find her bombs deflected by air cur
rents. When I was on the Texas we had
a number of gunners who could easily
pick out, I take it, any of your aeroplanes
at the height at which the aeroplanes can
EAL TO PUBLIC
Commissioner Asks Aid in Keep
ing Parks Clean.
If the parks of New York are to be kept
clean the thousands of persons who frequent
them must refrain from scattering rubbish
over them. Park Commissioner Stover said
yesterday. "With a force of men not large
enough to cope with the present conditions
It now remains for the people themselves
to make matters better or worse.
•"We will be more short handed next week
than last," said Commissioner Stover, "for
many additional members of the working
force went on their vacations to-day. If
the people will help by throwing papers
and fruit skins into the trash cans the
situation can soon be remedied. x I hope this
appeal to them will not be in vain."
The northeast corner of Central Park,
acording to the foreman of the department.
Is at present in the worst condition it has
been in for five years, and if the picnic
parties of to-day are as careless as here
tofore the men will not be able to get It
cleaned up before the autumn leaves begin
Superintendent Beatty said the men were
doing the best they could, but It would be
weeks before things could be got In Bhape
DR. ELIOT'S NEW RELIGION
' 'It Sounds Like the Vapid Mutterings
of Pitiable Senility," Says Divine.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Chicago, July 23.— A bitter attack was
made on the "new religion" of former
President Eliot of Harvard University by
the Rev. Charles Edward L«ocke, of Los
Angeles. In a sermon to-day at the Metho
dist camp meeting at Desplaines.
Xear the close of his sermon on "Does
the World Need a New God?" Dr. Locke
said: "In the presence of these majestic
truths the 'new religion' of the old gentle
man from Harvard sounds like the vapid
mutterings of pitiable senility, as he offer?
to humanity a liberal education five feet
long. Dr« Eliot's pragmatism is not a re
ligion, and it will not survive one winter's
bitter storms. Every generation has made
these attacks. Dr. Eliot only makes him
self ridiculous in trying to masquerade in
these old clothes. In every battle between
truth and error, God has won. He won at
Marathon, Waterloo and Gettysburg."
Members of the Western Company Per
form at the Astor Theatre.
Th«= players Of "Seven Days" at the Asto,-
Theatre had a holiday yesterday to provide
the actors of the Western company an op
portunity to show what they could do In
public. Everybody in the company was
new except Ned Fin ley. who has been play
ing the part of Dallas Brown for a number
The performance was a creditable one.
and it ie probable that Western playgoers
will laugh as heartily over this merry tale
of a quarantine as the patrons of the Astor
have laugtied during the last nine months.
The cast was as follows :
James Wlson. -...Albert Brown
Dallas Brown . — Ned Finley
Ton; HarbUon Benjamin Van Wilson
Offlcer Flanrugan Hugh Cameron
Tubby McGirk — - - William adsworth
Hobbs — Jack Pheehan
Bella Knowles Madeline Winthrop
Anne Brown.- — -Clar© We! don
Kit Mc>"aJr Norma Mitchell
Aunt Sellna Florence Robinson
NEW PLAYERS FOR MR. FROHMAN.
Sebastian Smith and Harold Clemence,
two well known English comedians, ar
rived in New York yesterday on the Cam
pania to play their firt>t parts in America,
under Charles Frohman's management.
Mr. Smith is to have a prominent part in
"The Brass Bottle" and Mr. Clemence will
have a singing and dancing role in "The
Arcadians," which will reopen its season
at the Knickerbocker Theatre on August 1
LOVJNG CUP FOR WINTHRGP AMES.
Winthrop Ames, director of Thu? New
Theatre, gave a dinner at Healy's restau
rant last night to the twenty-five members
of the technical staff of the theatre. Those
present were the eleiricians, property men
and stage hands who had been with the
theatre all the season and who went on
tour with the company. The souvenirs
were watch fobs. During the evening the
staff presented Mr. Ames with a silver lov
TO DANCE AT OTHER PIERS.
Dancing, which was introduced by Dock
Commissioner Tomklns on the East 24th
street recreation pier for the first time thla
year, has proved so popular that he has
decided to Increase the space for that
amusement, and on August 1 will assign
room for dancing on the East 112 th street
and the East 3d street piers.
NEW YORK FROM THE SUBURBS.
Cotham is to have another 13,000,000 hotel
to help welcome the coming, bleed the part
ing guest.-Pittsburg Gazette-Times.
The n*ht pictures are to go on in New
Tnrk ritv But then it must be remem
bered that in New York people are still
riding in horse cars.— savannah News.
' The project of building a large new
hntfi aif far downtown as Greenwich street
Is a reminder that the whole life of New
York does not centre at Broadway and
42d street.— Providence Journal.
After a New York man had shaken pep
nar into the soup he was seized with an
attack of sneezing that killed him. Evi
dently some of the Now York restaurants
continue to serve genuine pepper.— Chicago
A Russian princess, after spending four
teen months in one of New York's swell-
Mt hotels, has gone home complaining that
she couldn't get rid or a million dollars.
There must have been ■ strike among the
bellhops durins her Baltimore
New York has located a woman who in
unable to spend more than $250,000 a year:
but It ls not explained why Bhe has not
joined the smart set.-St. Louis Times.
Mayor Oaf Mr who put on a slouch hat
for dlfgulKe and In his automobile made a.
tour under guidance, of New York's all
night cafes, sayH he was amazed at what
he «aw. And he's an old New Yorker, too.
TAFT, HURT, KEPT DAIS
Ankle Strained on Golf Links
Causes Much Pain.
HE MAKES TWO SPEECHES
Enthusiastic Receptions at Ban
gor and Ellsworth, Where
President Visits Hale.
Ellsworth, Me.. July 23.— President Taft
Is suffering from a severely strained right
ankle. DespUe the excruciating pain which
was evidenced by a decided limp and facial
grimaces each time he had to climb in or
out of an automobile or train, the Presi
dent carried out the rather exacting pro
gramme which had been arranged for him
to-day. It included a speech, an automo
bile ride and luncheon in Bangor, and a
speech and reception here. To-night Mr.
Taft and the members of his party are the
guests of Senator Hale at his home here.
To-morrow afternoon they again board the
yacht Mayflower at Mount Desert Ferry,
and will spend Monday and Tuesday cruis
ing in Casco Bay, with stops at Islesboro
The hurt to the President's ankle came
while he was playing golf on the links of
the Kebo Valley Club at. Bar Harbor yes
terday morning. He was climbing a steep
grassy slope leading to one of the greens
when his right foot turned beneath him.
There was some pain at the time, but Mr.
Taft thought nothing of it and continued
his game. He suffered little or no discom
fort during the afternoon, but this morn
ing when he awoke on the Mayflower there
was considerable swelling.
Surgeon Grayson Dresses Ankle.
Surg-eon Grayson, of the Mayflower,
dressed the injured ankle and made a
thorough examination. He declared there
was no general sprain, but a bad strain
of some of the tendons. He advised the
President to rest on board, but the engage
ments of the day were of such a character
that he could not very well cancel them.
Mr. Taft carried them out to the last de
tail, even to standing for half an hour
after speaking at Hancock Hall here late
this afternoon to shake hands with several
hundred friends and neighbors of Senator
Hale. As a result of his constant going
the President's ankle was worse to-night,
and he ls suffering quite keenly. There is
no thought, however, that the hurt will
be allowed to interfere with the plans for
the remainder of the cruise. The Maine
trip was largely planned by Mrs. Taft, ac
cording to a statement in one of the Presi
dent's speeches to-day, and he Is anxious
that she. as well as he, shall get the full
benefit of it.
Mr. Taft left the Mayflower in his natty
yachting costume of white trousers, blue
serge coat and white cap soon after break
fast. He had Professor H. S. Emery, chair
man of the Tariff Commission, who has
Just returned from a trip to Germany, as
a guest at the morning meal, and received
from him a preliminary and entirely Infor
mal report of the commission's work up to
this time. Professor Emery will call, with
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh. at
Beverly soon after the President's return,
and later in the summer the entire com
mlseion will meet at the summer capital.
No Reference to Politics.
Mr. Taft has now nearly completed his
speaking engagements in Maine, and he has
not faltered once in his determination to
keep well clear of anything pertaining to
politics. He weathered the Bangor trip
brave:y and pleased an enthusiastic crowd
there by a eulogy of the great men the state
has produced and the possibilities for agri
cultural development that yet lie in the sol:
awaiting the application of* modern scien
tific methods of farming.
Governor Fernald, ex-Governors Oobb and
Hill and Representatives Burleigh and
Guernsey were in the party which went
by special train to Mount Desert ferry to
meet Mr. Taft and escort him to Bangor.
During his automobile trip through the
city the President passed the home of Mrs.
Hannibal Hamlin, widow of Lincoln's Vice-
President, and shook hands with her.
Both at Bangor and here Mr. Taft com
mended the political sagacity that has been
shown by Maine in the past in selecting
good men as Senators and Representatives
aand then keeping them continuously in
office until their influence and power be
In his speech her* this afternoon, which
tvs wholly informal, the President de
clared that his visit to Maine had strer.s+n
fned fada belief that it was a good thing to
move around among- the people.
"Any way. I like to do it," he said, "and
I Know that they like to see the man whoii
r*—M has made the titular head of the
government. They like to see what manner
of man it is vc-ho is sitting at "Washington
and who I hope then- think is doing the best
he can ; getting a lot of abuse, perhaps,
but after ail, apparently thriving: on it"
The Speech at Bangor.
In his Bangor speech the President said
"Ladies and gentlemen, and citizens of
Bangor ; It gives me great pleasure 10
meet you. and I thank you for this cordial
recaption- I took advantage of the adjourn
ment of Congress and vacation time to skirt;
along the Maine coast and see the beauties
of these islands and bays that have at
tracted so many people from other parts of
the country to enjoy the summer but my
reception was so cordial that I did not feel
that I was doing quite the courteous thing
in coming into Maine and into an important
centre like this without saying to the people
how I appreciate their welcome and how
glad I am to meet the citizens of the state.
"I do not know whether you knew it or
not, but Bangor is one of the most beauti
ful cities of the country. I' do not wonder
that every citizen of Bangor is proud of
this city. You hay.c great men come from
here. Hannibal Hamlin. the associate and
supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the dark
days of the republic; Chief Justice Peters,
on« of the greatest chief justices of the
state, a man who united " with a profound
learning of the law a genial humor and a
deep knowledge of human nature that gave
him an influence and effectiveness which
made everybody who came within the range
of his acquaintance happier and better for
knowing him. -And then there was your
former Congressman Boutell, to whose en
ergy and interest as a naval officer the
American navy of to-day owes much.
Great Influence in Congress.
"Through your great men, my friends,
you have exerted a great deal more influ
ence in Congress than you were entitled
to. and you did It because of the care
with which you selected your Senators and
Representatives, and the conservatism with
which you kept them in Congress until the
country knew their strength and bowed
before their Influence. Among these were
such men as William Pitt Fessenden, James
G. Elaine, Thomas B. Reed. Nelson Ding
ley and a score or others, now dead. And
then you have the living Senators, Frye
and Hale, who have placed their mark in
the history of this country within the last
"As I came from Mount Desert Ferry this
morning and looked out of the windows of
the car in which I rode a thought or two
came to me with reference to these older
Eastern states. The question has been
raised as to what your future is. Have
you attained all the prosperity possible
here? Certainly you all l<*ok ha.ppy. and un
der the Constitution the (hi. right hi the
pursuit of happiness. It seems to me that
you as much as any people of the Republic
are interested in that subject which has
so many definitions— so many various den
nitions—the conservation of our resources.
Tn the first place early In the development
of the Went, everybody wanted to be a
■UlLW— fill farmer and went West for th*
purpose of finding rich soil that would grow
bis crops with as little cultivation as pos
sible, and the Maine man played the larg
est part in the development of thaJ<west
"But now all the rich soil has been takan
up; now we are issuing bonds in order to
put water on the dry soil in the West that
otherwise would not grow crops, and the
thoughts of many of the wisest men of
the country are being turned to the aban
doned farms of the East, where modern
science in agriculture shows that crops can
be raised if only proper attention and rules
are followed in the cultivation of the soil.
You have in Maine broad acres of land
that can be availed of for this purpose.
Farmers to-day are our millionaires, and
there is no reason why Maine Bhould not
have farmer millionaries as well aa the
West. Nor do I ace any reason why the
young- men who come out of your agri
cultural schools should not stay here on
the farms of Maine and raise crops that
will make them comfortable and enable
them to send their children to colleg-es and
universities and continue their political and
moral Influence throughout the state and
WIVES APPEAL TO KOENIG
Hope to Find Husbands Among
Albany, July 23.— 1n preparing to put the
Callan automobile law Into operation on
August l, the Secretary of State, Mr.
Koenig. has received several letters from
deserted wives asking him to aid them In
finding their husbands. It appears that
these women believe their husbands have
filed applications for licenses as chauffeurs.
One woman, who signed her letter "A
sorrowing and deserted wife," wrote as
"My husband deserted me more than a
year ago. I am left with a child by his
former marriage and three by the present
union. He had a nice, red moustache when
he left me, and that has probably been cut
off. I wish you would hunt him up and let
me know what address he gives you."
A letter was received to-day from the
United States government, through the
War Department, stating that It will expect
to have its cars licensed as usual, without
paying the customary fee. The request
probably will be granted.
Many persons who have been run down
by reckless drivers have written to Secre
tary Koenig requesting that he refuse to
grant licenses t 0 these men.
In a reply to a letter just received, the
attorney for the Russian Imperial Consul at
New York has been informed that mem
bers of the diplomatic corps must pay the
usual fee for licenses to operate machines.
"Jack" Johnson, the negro champion, re
ceived to-day license No. 41,144.
FOR GOOD ADIRONDACK ROADS
Conference To Be Held at Saranac
Lake on August 20.
E!lzab«thtown, N. V., July 23.— The first
organized effort to secure good roads
throughout the Adlrondackß was taken to
day, when more than two hundred owner*
of automobiles who are residents and sum
mer visitors hereabouts appointed a com
mittee, which has arranged Tor another
good roads convention in Saranac Lake
village on August 30.
The session of the general organization
was presided over by Judge Richard L»
Hand. State Senator James A. Emerson
announced his Intention of introducing at
the next session of the Legislature a bill
for a special appropriation of SL.COO.OOO with
which to complete the chain of state high
ways through the Adirondacks to the Cana
S. Percy Hooker, chairman of the State
Highway Commission, was one of th©
speakers and gave the movement his In
PRAISE FOR COLUMBIA'S HEAD
David Starr Jordan Supports Butler's
Stand in the Peck Case.
David Starr Jordan, president of Le
land Stanford University, was among the
passengers on the Atlantic Transport liner
Minnetonka. which sailed yesterday for
London. Regarding the trouble at Colum
bia University in which Professor Harry
Thurston Perk figures, President Jordan
"If many of the things that hay* been
printed In the newspapers in regard to
the case are true, then it does seem that
President Butler has but one course open
to him. College presidents the country
over have to keep their eyes open in re
gard to just such matters as those that
have arisen in this particular case."
President Jordan added that Dr. Butler
was a "strong and a big man" and held a
peculiar position in the city of New York..
DICKINSON IN MANILA
Secretary of War Will Be Formally
Manila. July 24.— Jacob M. Dickinson, the
American Secretary of War. arrived here
to-day on the steamer Sioeria from Kobe,
A large crowd had gathered at the pier
to greet the Secretary, but the formal wel
come was deferred until Monday. On that
date the garrison will b*> paraded and r^
viewed by Secretary Dickinson.
COLONEL BOWEN SENTENCED
Reprimanded and Deprived of Com
mand for Interview in Newspaper.
Manila, July 23.— Colonel William H. C.
Bowen, of the 12th Infantry, stationed at
Fort William McKinley. has teen con
victed by court martial of disrespect to a
superior officer in the indorsement in a
newspaper of the cause of Chaplain John
E. Dallam, who had been tried for using
Colonel Bowen, according to the findings,
is sentenced to a reprimand and to be de
prived of his command for three months.
He waa acquitted on the charge of having
violated the regulations in obtaining
passage on an army transport for a person
not a member of his immediate family.
Lieutenant Colonel Ames, of the same
regiment, was recently before a court mar
tial in connection with the suicide of Lieu
tenant Janney in the former's quarters.
SMOKELESS POWDER EXPLODES
Similar to That Used at Fort Monroe
— Cause Not Known.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune, j
Wilmington. Del.. July 23.— Two thousand
pounds ot navy smokeless powder, the
same kind used at Fort Monroe. Virginia,
on the occasion of the fatal accident last
Thursday, exploded this afternoon at the
smokeless powder plant of the Dv Pont
Fowdtr Company, at Carney's Point, N. J..
on the Delaware River. The powder, which
was in a one story frame storehouse, ex
ploded from an unknown cause, completely
destroying the structure.
The fact that the works shut down at
noon for a Saturday half-holiday doubtless
saved lives. No one was in the storehouse
at the time and no one was injured. Great
trouble was experienced in saving other
buildings at the works. The grass was Ig
nited by the burning powder and the fire
was within seven hundred feet of the main
magazine when It was got under control.
201 STATE BAR CANDIDATES PASS.
Syracuse, July —W. P. Goodelle, presi
dent of the State Board of Law Examiners,
to-day reported that "01 of the MB candi
date:) who tried the state bar examina
tions at New York, Albany and Rochester
on June 2S were successful— 36 per cent.
[By Tetearaph to The Trfbun*. ]
Poughkeepaie, N. T., July 23.— John Sut
cllfle, a wld-*ly known mining and consult
ing ensdneer. died to-day at the hr.nt of his
son, Paul Sutcllffe, In Bellevue, *. J enn. Mr.
Sutcliffe was born In Halifax. England. In
1837. but passed moat of his life In Pough
keepsie. He built th© Phlllipa Iron Works
at Cold Spring. N. V.. in 1863: also the
Hudson River Iron Works, In Poughkeep*
ale. a year or two later, and managed for
several years the Franklin Iron Works,
near Utica. N. Y. Mr? SutcllfTe was also
manager of the Eagle Slate Company, at
Hydeville, Vt., and built the milla there,
and later remodelled the slate mill at the
Chapman quarries in Pennsylvania. He
built the flnt aand filtration plant in the
Vnlted States at Poughkeepsie. N. V..
which 1* atUl In auccaeaful operation, and In
1873 put In the city's sewer system with
private funds. In the aeventies Mr Sutcllffe
was employed by the Vallecillo Silver Min
ing Company in M-exico, and profitably
operatad lta mines for ten years, when h«
was engaged to reorganize the Steel Com
pany of Canada, In Nova Scotia, which waa
In a receiver * hands. He established the
Londonderry Iron Company. Ltd.. of which
he was geneeral manag«r for many years
and later consulting engineer.
Mr. Sutcliffe waa married !n 1876 to MJss
Sarah E. Swart, of this city, a descendant
of Major Thomas Swart, of the Revolution
ary army. The deceased ls survived by
three sons. Paul Sutclifle. of Bellevue.
Perm. : Allan Sutcltffe. of New York City,
and John W. Sutcliffe, of Pall River. Mi*
Mr. Sutcliffe was a member of the Canadian
Bociety of Civil Engineers, the American
Institute of Mining Engineers and the Engi
neers' Club of New York City.
ETHAN D. GRISWOLO.
Turners Fall*. Maas., July 33.— The d«atn
is announced of Ethan D. Orlawold, a
prominent cotton manufacturer of Brook
lyn, at Poland Springs, Me., where he had
gone- for the summer.
Ethan Deni-on Orlswold was born in
Griswoldville in 1830. seventy ye*rs ago.
Forty years ago he removed to Brooklyn
and engaged in business in New York City.
At the time of hia death he was president
of the Qrlswoldville Manufacturing Com
pany and the Turners Falls Cotton Mils.
Mr. Griswold's city home was No. 21
Jefferson avenue, Brooklyn. He was a
prominent member of the Central Congre
gational Church in that borough. A wife
and one aon, Frank D. Grlswold. aurviv©
COLONEL C. Q. YATES.
Philadelphia, July a— Colonel C. G.
Yates, well known in insurance circles
throughout the country, died here to-day
following a cerebral hemorrhage.
Colonel Yates waa a native of Maryland,
and after serving in the Civil War went
to Missouri. While there he was elected to
the state Legislature. Later he became
vice-president of the Washington Fire In
surance Company, of Seattle, and was In
charge of the company's Chicago offlce.
About a year ago he resigned to become
secretary of the People's Fire Insuranc*
Company, of Philadelphia.
BODY OF DR. WARD ON CAMPANIA
Arrives from England, Where Official
of Insurance Company Died.
The Cunaxd liner Campania, from LiT«r
pool and Queenstown. and the French Line
steamship La Savoie, from Havre, reached
their piers here yesterday. The Campania
brought the body of Dr. Leslie D- Ward.
of Madison. N. J-, first vice-president of the
Prudential Insurance Company, who died in
London on July 13.
The Campania had among her passengers
Engineer Commander William Clarkson,
a representative of the Australian
ment in the manufacture in this country
of a number of machines that are to be
used in the establishing of a rifle factory
Among the passengers on La Savole were
Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Davenport. Eliot
Gregory, Charles Origet. Mrs. Laura Kiro
ball. H. E. Toussaim. H. W. S. PelL R. H.
Crunden and Mrs. B. D. Blackman.
WOMAN INSISTS ON VOTING
When Ballot Is Refused She Staffs It
Into Box at Pasadena.
[By Teleajaph to The Tribune!
Pasadena, CaL. July 23.— Mrs. Robert J.
Burdette, who on Thursday made a aift of
15.000 to Throop Institute, yesterday tried to
cast a ballot at a special election to bond
the city for 1500.000 for a n«w Polytechnic
High School, but her ballot was refused.
She lnaisted on voting;, however, and in
large letters wrote her name. Clara B.
Burdette on the ballot, and stuffed it into
The Inspectors rescued the little paper
and kept It on exhibition until the polls
closed. Mrs. Burdette voted tn favor of
THE WEATHBE REPORT.
Official Itorord and Foneut. — Washington.
I July 23. — The bui'.dlnj of an area, of hi*h
barometric pressure over th« Southeastern states
j has caused a general flow of atmospheres from
the southern to the northern districts, and Sat
urday a warm wave of marked Intensity pre
vailed throughout the Middle West and the' west
GKilf states, and moderately high -•—-'-*••:-•»
centred In the Ohio Valley and the middle At
lantic states. . . "•
The warm wave was intense over the plains
states south of Nebraska. In Kansas.' Eastern
Colorado. East*r=— >'ew Mexico and North-^st
em Texas maximum temperatures cf 10« de
grees or higher were reported, aad that "ob
served at ■>-•'■» Kan.. 108 degree*, equals
| the highest previously recorded temperature at
i that station- The weather ls somewhat cooler
! along the Northwest border and in the extreme
Southwest. , - ■ ' .
The. winds aionsj the New England and fid
dle Atlantic coast will be light to moderate
south and southwest ; south Atlantic coast, light
to moderate variable winds, mestly south and
southwest; cast Gulf coast, moderate southeast
and south; west Gulf coast, moderate to brisk
south: on the lower lakes, moderate to brisk
south and southwest; upper lakes, moderate to
brisk southwest and west.
There were scattered showers during the last
twenty-four hours In the Southeastern states.
the Northern states from the Missouri Valley to
New England, and in the southern Rocky Moun
tain region. In all other districts the weather
remained fair. The indications are that warm
weather will continue during the next forty
eight hours throughout the Mississippi Valley and
tthe districts thereof and In the south plains
The temperature will not *cha=g* materially
during Sunday and Monday In the northern
plains states and the Rocky Mountain and
• plateau regions. There will b* local showers in
the south Atlantic and east Gulf states, the lake
region and the southern Rocky Mountain region.
In all other parts of the country the weather
will be generally fair Sunday and Monday.
Forecast for Special Localltlea.— For New
England. Eastern New York and New Jersey.
cKudy and somewhat warmer to-day; generally
fair and continued warm Monday; south and
For Eastern Pennsylvania. Delaware, Maryland
and the District of Columbia, generally fair and
continued warmer to-day and Monday; light
south and southwest winds.
For Western Pennsylvania and Western New
York, cloudy to-day, with local thunder showers;
fair Monday; moderate to brisk southwest winds.
Official observations of United States weather
bureaus, taken at 9 p. m. yesterday, follow:
City - Temperature. Weather i
Albany 7* Cloudy
Atlantic City 79 Clear
Boston 7' Cloudy
Buffalo ™ Clear
Chicago •« Clear
New Orleans X Cloudy
St. Louts 84 Clear
Washington 94 Clear
Local Official Record. — Th* following official
record from th« Weather Bureau shows the
changes In the temperature for the last
twenty-four hours, In comparison with the
corresponding date last year
1908. 1010. 1909. 1010
a a m 87 72! 6 p. m . . 87 99
« a. m . . . ■ . ta "1 9 p m * 7 at
flam . . *•» "8 11 p. m 88 M
, 2 m 68 85112 p. m M 7»
"p. m *" «*1
Highest temperature yesterday. SO; lowest.
71- average. 80: average for corresponding
date last year. 46: average for corresponding
a ie l<»«t thirty-three years. 74.
Local forecast: Cloudy and somewhat
warmer to-day , Monday, fair, moderate south
aad aouthwMi winds.
OH, YES JEYWILI MARRY
"Trifling Misunderstanding" Ad
justed J. H. Wood, Jr., Says.
J. Harvey Wood, Jr.. president of a realty
company, at No. 160 Broadway, and Miss
Modjeska R. Clarke, of No. 980 Bersett
street. both of Brooklyn, will be married on
Thursday, the date, oriifinally set. in Th«
Little Church Around the Corner."
Mr. Wood had requested a Brooklyn
newspaper to make the announcement to
day, with a picture of his bride-to-be. Yes
terday he asked the newspaper to withdraw
the announcement, declaring that the cere
mony would not be performed until later,
probably In the falL Subsequently he told
the newspaper to publish the announcement
as at first requested. These changes mys
tified the friends of the couple.
When Miss Clarke was told that Mr.
Wood had ordered the announcement with-,
drawn she said:
"I am astonished. I have beard of no
postponement of the ceremony, and. as I
am vitally concerned. I think I should hay»
heard of It.
Miss Clarke only smiled when asked. th«
reason for Mr. "Wood's action. Mrs. Emma
C. Clarke, her mother, murmured torn*
thing about "a little misunderstanding:." ~
"Onlr a trifling misunderstanding as tc
dates," said Mr. Wood last evening, a3 h»
helped Miss Clarke Into his automobile la
front of her home. "Th« wedding will tak«
place on Thursday. No; not another word. '
Miss May Dlllard. a friend of M:» Clarke,
is to be the lattar's only attendant. Th«
beat man will be the bridegroom's brother.
Lieutenant William S. Wood. U. 3. A. Tha
wedding will be at 1 o'clock in the after
noon. Miss Clarke is said to be well known
In the South.
Mr. Wood la a son of Mr. and Mrs. James
H. Wood, of Briston. Va. He was gradu
ated from the Virginia Military Academy
and was a captain in the Virginia national
guard. - • :
BRINGS MANY RARE BOOKS
James Carleton Young Adds to Large
Collection While in Europe.
James Carleton Young, who has been col
lecting first editions of living authors and
rare books and manuscripts for twenty
years, and who will soon give his large
collection to the Congressional Library and
to the Public Library of Minneapolis, ar
rived here yesterday from Hamburg on the
Hamburg-American liner Kalserln August*
Mr. Young bought abroad many set.'
bearing the autographs of the authors. Hl*
home in South Minneapolis Is so filled with
his tome treasures that he had to take
apartments at a hotel in Lonnj? Park-
Most of his book purchases abroad will be
stored In several Coots of an office building
he has leased In Minneapolis.
Also on the Kalserln August* Victoria
was Richard yon der Borght in charge of
the statistical bureau of Berlin. He come*
her© to study the American methods of
taking the census, which, he says. Is far
ahead at the system used in Germany,
where they have no counting machines.
Professor John W. Burgess, dean of th«
faculty of political science of Columbia
University, who was the first Roosevelt
professor at the "University of Berlin, ar
rived on the same vessel- He has been in
Germany a year, and was entertained re
cently by the German Emperor on the Im
Adr:ane«. — — — - Jobsstoa. Ma A. *- W
Behrbohm. H. A. E. W. liadlam. Isaac
Brabyn. Ti'-Jaea. Morales. Matilda.
Chapin. Beman. Schuster. "William. ,
Cornforth. Athelstane. ftfcere. James. _
Orta-wold. Eaihan D. Taylor, Edgar TV
Harlland-BoutoUeau. G. Ward, Leslie D-
ADRIAXCE— Friday. July 22. 1910. at hlajmx*
residence, No. 462 Weat 23d St.. N«w Tor*
City. Fcneral serrlce« at hl» 'at* :««lda(iea.
Sunday. July 24. at 9 o'clock p. m. Inter
BEHRBOHM- 23. Henry A. E. W.. bob ot
Heln Behrbcarn. of Grancwood. N. J-. m ?f*'
Monday, arranged by Campbell. 341 "West 23d.
BRABTX- 21. 1919. Tresses Brabyn. aged
34 years. Services Th» Funeral Church. No.
241 West 23d St.. Frank E. Campbell Bids-
CHAPTV— Entered int.? rest on Saturday, July
28, Hemaa Chapin. In his 91*t year. Pim*rsi
services at the residence of C. W. Page. Chap
paqtia N. T.. on Monday. July 29. on arrival
of the" train leading Grand Central T>.pot 9:4©
a. m. Carrta«»« -will meet train. Interment
CORNFORTH — July 20, A.:-heis--*a*» Corsi&rtii.
aged 50L La lag :n state Th* Funeral Church.
No. 241 West 2d sC Frack " Campbell Bld#.
GRISWOLX) On Friday. July 22. !91'\ at South
Poland. Me.. Eathan t>«nnison Grlswoid. of
Brooklyn Funeral prr^-are. from th« residfiEC»
of hJs son. Frank D. Grlswold. No. 1«3 St.
James Place. Brooklyn.
KA^LIANT>-BOVT=:LI>EaL" — 7 at ■*■*
France, ob July 28. Qustave Boutelieaa.
beloved husband, of Emma Ha^iland-Bout?!
leau. eldest daughter of the late Datid arJ
Mary Haviland, of Limoges. France.
JOHXSTON'— -Jtdr 22. at Her .orn In OberUn.
Ohio. Mrs. A. A- F. Johnston, for "nany years
dean of women In Oberlln College, — • -- '* ">
year of her age.
LCT>LAM— JuIy 22. Isaac Lnc2a=. ag-d 68. Ser
vices the Funeral Cfcurcfc. >*oe 241 and 2*3
"West 23d St.. Frank & Campbell Building.
MORALES — July 23. Mateiia Mora. %ge«l 48
years. Services the Fnsirra! Church. Nos. 2-»t
and 243 WeR 23d st, Frank E. Campbe*.
Building. . . . . ••
SCHrSTBR— Ju'.v 20. 1910, wniia=3 - --'-ate*
aged 49 years. Services The Funeral Chare*.
So. 241 West 2*l St. Frank E. Garspbell Bid*.
STEERS — July 21. James Stter*. i*-* 42 ysara.
Lying In state. The Funeral Chtarch. -Vo. . -*"
-West »<1 «£.. Frank E. Caapbell Bid?.
TATXOR— On Friday. July E. '91*. at '?*• resi
dence of his sisters. the Misses Taylor. No. 35
"West »th St.. Edgar D«ac Taylor, only son,
of the late Robert and' Esally. M Ti la*. 33*
grandson of the late . "William Ely Daaa.
WARD— Lowlon, England, -"- Jnir 13. 1318.
Dr. Leslie D- "Ward, of if .son. N. J- - .-—
services will be h«M at. the South Park Pres
byterian Church. Ne-waric, N. J.. en Mcrday.
July 23. at 3 p. m. - • -
THE WOOITLAW> CEMETEKT
: fs readily accessible by Harlem trains frtW>
Grand Central Station. "Webstar and Jeroa*
avanue trolleys and by carriage. Lots $150 up*
i Telephone MSB Graniercy for Book of View*
or representative. "• - '
Office. 20 East 23d St.. New Tor* ._**#.
FRANK E. CAMPBEU. 241-3 West 23d 9t
Chapels. Private Rooms. Private .vn'an'ann—
M. 1324 Chelsea.
B«t Stephen Merritt. the world-wifie-lLnow*
undertaker. Only one placs or business. 9th
»re. and 13th st. Largest in the world T»i
124 and 123 Chelsea.
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sulting the file of applications of selected
aspirants for positions of various Kinds
which has just been Installed at the Up
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