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The Conning Tower
THE (IROAiNINQ BARDS OF GOTHAM.
Get it out of your systems,
Y.Mir :cr* libre ami eke your verse enchained.
Your charts O? clanking train.*, of noisy streets,
??aurants. of subway din,
Of poverty and wealth, of petrol ears.
Of war '?nd submarines, of basehall, tennis, golf and motor
Of ?il that makes a city what it is.
I'm from the West (a capital W, please),
And for one song that rings
With the wide freedom of the wind-.-.wept plains,
SB even ins: by the sunset sea.
? breath of the Sierra snows,
Id trade all your rhythmic sophistries,
at I had cheated in the deal. R. I?.
Sing US a soup of the wind-swept plains,
Or a Mmg of a sunset sea,
.i in verse that is chafed by chains,
Or fetterless verse and free.
.. it it's any pood,
H ' print it.
When Wi have exhausted the themes of clanking trains, of
?beets, of restaurants, of subway din, of poverty and wealth
ami all the other subject? R. B. mentions?of all that makes a city
what i* we sha!: cast about for fresher matters to write of.
And ui '?? we CM handle those urban themes with some depree of
perfe?'- n, we shall continue to carpenter away at them. Then for
perfection in the nature stuff. That attained, some contrib may
te'.: - whst to do next
We peace-fa* eer at the statement made by Ambassa?
dor Bern.storfT. We feel somewhat in the position of a tennis
player with the i ? 40-love against him, when his op?
ponent, .?erves a double-fault.
THE DIARY OF OUR OWN SAMUEL PEPYS.
?J.?lp very betimes. Mistress Alma cominp to break?
fast, and thence we for a ride in Westchester in my oil-wappon.
Leering her st an inn, I did meet C. Flanders the barrister and H.
Broun the critick and carried them both through the town, they
>00 pounds, and sitting on the ripht side of the
Which I ?leen,ed a preat test for the little car, which seemed
iried by it soever. C. Flanders home with me, and we
midnight, and so u, bed.
.'tad of the war is upon the city, but I hope it
e to us. And if it should come, I pray we be no cravens
To the playhouse, and saw Mistress May Irwin do
hington Square," a farcical harlequinade, impossible of
occurrence, >?.: M full of drollery that I did laugh many times at
. und at Mr. Leonard Hollister. the rest beinp indiffer
Home then in an omnibus, and read in Prof. Gummere's
"Tht Beginnings of Poetry," very interesting, especially when set
A Far Country." which I have not been able to conclude
-I?id on my linen suit this day, and early to the office.
Grirr-v. aped Bern.-torff, hath, I hear, smoothed his wrinkled front,
and ask.d my Lord Woodrow to do noupht till that he hear from
which many take as a .?ipn we shall have no war.
Arpuments for suffrape are what we print pridefully, but we
he?evr that the one-day strike of women wouldn't prove a thinp.
Th? nhony. If the electric liphts in our demesne should
e it.convenience to us would be preat, certainly; but we
-vhy we should let an electric lipht voto
IN TWO REELS
ritv is seen? Po you tint fiim it *?o??
Twixl ? ( haplin o? the screen And Edgar Allan Toe!
"We [the English] po serenely on, the politest race on earth,
th-- mo?t successful aid. I venture to believe, not the least honor
Bu1 we tolerate and by our toleration positively encourape,
all the.se criticisn ive rather a hipher standard of
duct than, most other race.-."- From "The Truth about the
"!?l Ow< n.
And oh. a far keener s. of h.
YOU REMIND THEM MISS CLEGHORN.
\ * ? of the attitude of Georgians who defend the
k, would you remind your readers that in
I winter the chivalrous defenders of womanly honor
ly- ., ,; two colored women, who ha?l attempted to protect their
*'.' The high idea! of womanhood which that
hown by thi- ?epal "ape of consent" in
v? ? Sarah N. Clegiiorn.
"Il takes all Borl of persons to muck up a lanpuape," F. R.
F writes, "including the fellow who asks you for chanpe of
s-id when you ask him what dime it is he says it's
!? ?.-track chatter: '"At that. Conning Tower give you
1 i,mi :.i Piginny yesterday and he finish absolutely."
MiW DOIS*. T THAT It bT B?AT EVfRYTHINGT
batk tram Vlrtlnia a mat? and I can t r?,traln mysflf any l?nftr. In Blara
MM Mr. cant? oppoted Mr. Si?> in a pollina I raer. Mr. Land runnln? on a ?et tlrk't and
" . ? ? dry MM. AL.
Giants offer, as their last line contribution for to-day
. . .
According to Jack Doyle, who o. to k., to win means to accom?
plish y victory; to win out means to score a victory
?*f*aint odds, or when coming from behind.
Gummed, by Maurice, in front of the Vitapraph Theatre: "To
Cherish and Protect From l t?. il 1'. .M."
Regard the acougraph. "The acougraph," Collier's weekly in
mrth meter. It measures the efficiency of comedy
films. By Um seougraph the movie man can gaupe the precise
of satisfactioa each lauph producer actually produces. As
?* ?"''? ?he .sensitive needle?- of the acoupraph record the
length <.f ttic hiuphter and the heipht of its loudness. The movie
man da ml bave to shoot in the dark, as an editor does, and trust
?n instinct and chance conversations and a few letters from V. P.
to advi-e him what is 'petting across' and what isn't. In judging
the efficiency of humor?and nothing is more difficult to judge
he has only to turn on the acougraph and read off the flatting aver
0 genius of invention, tarry no longer in the movie hoii-e!
Ugions of pucker-browed editors implore you to turn your ener?
gies to bigger things, (ave journalism a mirth meter, too."
F,i a moment yesterday there was talk, in the office, of ?quip
f'"??' the Tower with an acougraph. Our opinion as to the advisa?
bility of it was sought.
We elected not to trifle with our luck. F. !'? A.
MUCH TO MAN
Will Rogers Scores Big
gest Hit in Show at
Danse de Follies.
ON STAGE KISSING
Cyrano's Rose Red Dot Looms
Large in the Life of Hero
R> RETWOOD BEOsvTN.
Paris, not France or Ky., but Tcoy,
Rot into a fearful muddle once by
undertaking to judge a beauty con?
test, and mindful of his fate we trem?
ble at criticising "Just Girls," the new
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic, which opened
| in the Dnnse'de Follies on Monday
We svish we bad not wasted so many
; adjectives already this season, and If
| WS could call them back we would.
i As the title indicates, the plot is
. wrapped up with lots of girls, or un?
wrapped ?f yon like. From where we
Sal the technique of every last one o!
! then seemed to be excellent from
slippers to side-combs.
Speaking of technique, one might
consider the -how ?somewhat after the
Mis- Casaidy American dance frock
made by Hickson, iridescent paillot
edged with rose blue and mauve chif?
fon, hangings of tiny roses, crossover
of pink silk, overbodice of iridescent
blue, mauve and pink, with narrow
touches of silver.
But the strain is too great; we can
go on like that no longer. On the
other hand, to stop now would hardly .
be fair to Miss Olive Thomas:
Peace fn-tiim? made by Collins,
white chiffon over cloth of silver; at
intervals around the skirt four shaped
insertions of turquoise blue, caught up :
r.t the waist by tiny chains of dia- \
mon,!-, crossover of white ostrich ?
plumea ??cross the back of waist, two :
big diamond roses at front of bodice. '
There now! We never thought we
could report costumes, but baseball is
such a splendid all-round traininf- for
a newspaper man. We could do
more just like that, but we purpose to
Itop after adding that Miss Leslie, !
Miss Slater and Miss Morris were also j
Costumed to a considerable extent.
The girls had to do much more than ;
wear clothes. Th.' programme abound?
ed in songs and dances. "In Grand
ma's I'ay They Never Did the Fon- \
Trot" wai one ?>f the popular number?, '?
and so was "I Love To He Loved."!
Melville Ellis mad-' a hit at the piano
in a medley of longs, assisted by a,
chorus, and Mlie. Odette Myrtil played '
pleasingly on the violin. Sybil Car- \
men, Kay Laurel! and Muriel Hudson ;
s?,ere all conspicuous.
Yet, after all is danced and sung,
beauty and costume?, too, are only j
iskin deep. The most emphatic hit in !
? ? I-i.w was made by Will Rogers, ?
who wore a flannel shirt of irride.-ccnt
blue, a pair of old gold khaki trousers
wiih a crossover of white suspenders.
Will Rogi i'? irai equipped with several
takes of rope with which he did amaz?
ing lasso tricks. All the time he com
,-erly and caustically on cah
; ret life, lie i si ere, how?
ever, for he tin?-h?d his act by one
ing with -i girl wuhin the limits
of nia las o. 'du ? girls" ought to do
?nuch to help while away the tedious
of the tired business man from
midnight until dawn.
Cyrano aid that a kiss was a rose
re,) dot ??ver the "i" in lovjni.', but on
the American .-t.:*;? it is much more
serious than id*at. Among respectable
characters in any of our plays a kis
is fully as binding as a marriage cere
for thai reason, perhaps, it is
.-ave.) for the final curtain.
The public, for the sake of conven?
ience, has consented to accept the ki-s
?? valuation of the dramatist.]
Aftci ?? ng the hero and the heroine I
. d in each other's aims what j
Thomas ever left the theatre but in I
th. belief ?hat on the following ?1 v
or the week after next the fair lady :
Mrs. Hero? The po
bility of any break between the two i
inconceivable. A man who kissed a
1 thin failed to right the
wrong he had done would be no hero.
N,,w an?! again a mule character will
kiss a married woman, but in such a
case the audience must prepare itself
for S problem play ?f course, minor
characters may kiss a bit more casually
than hero oi heroine, but even for them
an set fraught with grave danger.
The housemaid who permits the caress
of the comic butler ?rill in all proba?
bility follow her mistress to the altar.;
We aie in:?.lined that in real life:
first kisaei are extremely rare, but on
the stage the lingering tableau which ;
I rings the curtain down Is almost in?
variable? the lady's first venture in dot- !
ting her ":"?-? . . ,
Moral standards of musical comedy ?
pre lower. The tenor mav kiss every
girl in the chorus once; again, indeed, ,
il hidden by an encore, only to forswear
them all for the soprano. Worse than
that, be miik.'s love to his new flame j
with all the effrontery of a stainless
man. <?f course, as far a? his affair
with the soprano **oea, bis heart and
vow must follow Ins lipa. The kiss
of the loprano and the tenor comes
jUSt after the '.salt/, -ont and imme?
diately before the ?final chorus. In
i consequences it is Jus!
about as potent as the embrace of the
her.? and the heroine.
The dramatists of the American
stage have accepted Cyrano's defini?
tion of a kiss in so far as they agree
that H is a dot, but they use it not
t?, ind?cate an "i" but to mark a sen?
HAIRPINS REPAIR AUTO
"Peg ?>' Ml Heart" Heroine Wr?eks
('????T?re t?? Make Car Go.
Delancey Street, thousands strong,
saw a part of "Peg o* My Heart" last
night for the first time. The part hap?
pened to be Peggy O'Neill, who played
Peg doling the long run of the comedy
in Chicago. And the Fast Side saw
Peggy for nothing, too, but it was an
Miss O'Neill, seeking local color for
a new play, motored through the East
Side in her runabout, was just op
poaite the B. K. T. Williamsburg
BridSTS terminal when something went
wrong. The machine would not budge.
A mechanic decided a. length that
wire was needed to repair the damage.
Misi O'Neill took out her hairpins,
handed them to the mechanic, who
. the car, and all motored away.
Three Nursed 3,700 Soldiers.
Three Ar- Red ?ros? nurses
\sho eared foi 8,700 wounded Russian
soldiers at the K .% hospital returned
yesterday on the liner Vaailefa Con?
stantinos. They were Miss Alice
Gibbons, Miai Aima K. Foerster and
Miss Charlotte burgess.
One of the reasons for the success of new Ziegfeld .Midnight Frolic.
NEWS OF PLAYS
"Treasure Island" To
Produced at the Puncr
The Punch and Judy is a small '
atre, but it promises to have big sh
this season. "Treasure Island"
been dramatized by Jules Eckert Gc
man, and the play will be preser
some time in October. The story *
be told in four acts and six scei
which will show the old Admiral B
how Inn, the quay at Bristol, the d
of the treasure ship, Treasure Isla
the stockade and Ben Gunn's cave.
The cast is now being selected,
the only announcement made as,ye!
that .Mrs. Hopkins will play ?
Hawkins, the boy. Mr. Hopkins 1
obtained lhe statte rights of "Treasi
Island" from Lloy?l Osbourne, rep
senting the Robert Louis .Steven:
estate. The scenery is brin? c
structed in the studios of Gates ?
The production will be elaborate n
it will not be on a small scale, for I
-tafrf o'" the Punch and Judy is f
sized, oven though the auditorium^
tiny. BeforY itfl prt-sentat ion in N
York the play will be put on tour foi
The mid-August vaudeville carni?
at the New Brighton this week preser
a strong bill. Heniy K. Hixey is t
feature- in a ".Mono-Drama Vaud
logue." Perhaps you don't know wh
that is. It consists of a sonos
amusing burlesques of the stands
typos of vaudeville performers. Tin
?I Mr. IUxev's last week in vaudevil
as he is soon to star in a now plu
Wellington Cross and Lois Josephi
uro also making a last appearance
vaudeville, as they are now rehearsii
for a coming revue. Others on the b
are Fisher and Green, Henry Lew
George McKay and ottie Ardine.
Joseph Brooks, the producing ma
aacr, announced yesterday that the su
filed in the Federal court on Month
by Harper & Brothers would >u.t into
fere with the tour of "Trilby." whit
is to begin on September 6 at ft
Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toront
"The suit is the result of a misunde
standing between ihe Harper Brothel
an.I Mr. Brady, who holds the drnmat
rights," .-aid Mr. Brooks.
Thottai M Ott Osborne. warden c
Sing Sing, has been invited to atten
the performance of "Hands I'p," i
which prison conditions at Sing Sin
Paul Dickey and Charles W. Go?:
dard, authors of "The Last I.augh," a
the Thiity-ninth Street Theatre, wi]
celebrate next week their fourth anni
venary as collaborators of huccessfu
plays. Their first effort was "Th
Ghost Breaker" Next came "The Mil
leading Lndy" and this season "Th
Last Laugh." They also wrote the ne\
Elsie Janis comedy.
Pickey ii also the author of numer
ous vaudeville sketches, while Goddar?
wrote "The Perils of Paulino." "Thi
Kxploits of Klaine" and "The God
del -." The celebration will be ob
-.ived at the home of Mr. Goddard, it
Flatbush. and the members of "Th?
Last Laugh" company will be the
guests of honor.
Rehearsals are now under wav foi
"Two Is Company," the musical com
. ?iv which is the result of the work ol
Paul Herv?, Jean Briquet and Adoll
Philipp, who are also responsible foi
"Alma," "Ailole." "Midnight Girl" and
"The Girl Who Smiles." The new piece1
Will be brought out under the manage?
ment of the Savoy Producing Cornpanv
.-.nil after an out-of-town hearing will
be brought to New York in September.
Aiiong thoie m the cast will be Geor
' a:ne. May -el?- Sousa, Claude Flem?
ing and Clarence Harvey.
The season opened at the Columbia
Theatre on Monday with the return to
the established policy of changing the
programme weekly. "The Golden
Crook," which il a combination of bur?
lesque and extravaganza, was presented
by a long cast of comedians and vocal?
ists, which included Billy Arlington.
Frank Pohson, Fleanor Cocfiran. Alvi
MeGill and others.
The Cherry Blossoms began a week's
engagement at the Yorkville Theatre
yesterday. The principals in the cast
are Harry Shoppell. Miss Belle Cos
tello. James Malie, Babe Burnett, Al
Turpie, Helen Relyea. Al Raycob,
Charles Relyea and Cody L. Welch.
Luna's Broadway Echo has proved
such a success that three perform?
ances, at 1?. 10 and 11 o'clock, are now
nightly given in the Summer House in
Luna Park, instead of two. The suc
rOM has also determined the manage?
ment to continue the novel entertain?
ment for the remainder of the season.
Previous to the installing of first
class vaudeville at the Fortv-iourth
Street Thestre that house will be Ik?
home for an indefinite period of a re?
cently completed version of "Trilby"
i in motion picture form, under the
auspices of the newly formed Equi?
table Motion Pictures Corporation.
"Trilby" in its film form, with Clara
Kirnball Young as Trilby and Wilton
J.ackaye as Svengali, will open at the
Forty-fourth Street Theatre on Mon?
day, September t>, under the direct
auspices of the Equitable concern and
Gertrude Hoffmann has scored such
a success at the Palace in the Ordyn
ski-HofTmann production of "Sumu
run" that her current engagement has
been extended to three weeks. Miss
Hoffmann and Richard Ordynski have
signed contracts with the I'nited Book?
ing Offices to produce spectacular
vaudeville acts of "Sumurn" propor?
tions for the next five years.
The original "Twin Beds'" company,
which is to open Selwyn ?*; Co.'i Park
Square Theatre in Boston, hid its
dress rehearsal at the Harris Theatre
yesterday afternoon. They are to give
a performance in Newport prior to th?
Boston run. The lour other "Twin
Beds" companies will have their dress
rehearsals next week at the Harris
Theatre prior to the opening of the
Owing to the popularity of Edgar
Selwyn's "Rolling Stones, Selwyn &
Co. have decided to institute the mid
week i Wednesday) matinees at the
Harris Theatre at once. The first will
be given to-day.
Frederic McKay and A. Baldwin
Sloane made arrangements yesterday
whereby they assume the management
of Castles in the Air, atop the For'y
fointh Street Theatre, for the forth?
coming season. They will reopen the
SI tahlishment. which has beep closed
throughout the summer months, on
or about September 10, at which time
certain important novelties now under
way will be disclosed, both upon the
staff* of the little theatre and upon
the dsnee floor.
THRONE FOR YUAN
NOT GOODNOW'S PLAN
American Adviser Just Talked
?if Benefits, Says Legation.
Washington, Aug. 24. The Chinese
Legation issued a statement to-day,
based upon a cable message from P??
kin ;. declaring that I?r. Frank J.
(ioodnow. American adviser to Pres?
ident Yuan Shi Kai, had not advised
th . latter to set himself on a throne
as emperor. The statement says:
"In an academic discussion as to
whether a republic or a monarchy was
more suitable for China, Dr. Good
now's coinclusion was that, inasmuch
as the republican form of government
had no fixed method of determining
Presidential succession, the monarchi?
cal form of government would, for this
reason, be safer and more satisfactory,
conforming, as it does, more to the
genius of the Chinese people, and the
historical development of the nation,
hut he did not say whether this was
the proper time for such a change."
SOUTHAMPTON TO SEE
FILM IN AID OF BLIND
Colonel Thompson Will Speak
on National Defence.
(li- T? ajr-sj h ? ? Um THbssw.)
Southampton, Long Island, Aug. 'Jl.
Among the numerous social engage?
ments for tennis week is the motion
picture play to be presented on Thurs?
day evening at the Garden Theatre ?r
the benefit of the Southampton Hos?
pital and the Lighthouse, of New York,
an institution for the relief of the
"he film for the play is given by
Helen. S. Woodruff and i* entitled "The
Lady of the Lighthouse." It is de?
scriptive of the live? and conditions of
the blind, and shows wnat can be done
for them and how ihey can be helped
in their work end play.
Picture* portraying the condition of
our national defence will be shown and
explained in an address by 'olonel i
Robert li. Thompson.
A large number of boxes have al-,
ready been reserved. Among the pa
trot.esses are Mrs.- Frederic Baker,
Mr?. Carter C. Begg-, Mrs. James L.
Br?ese, Mrs. Edmund Coffin, Mrs. C.
Warrington Curtis, Mrs. Joseph R. Oil
worth, Mrs. S K. de Forest, Mrs. Albert
H. Ely. Mrs. William M. ?Orina 11, Art.
Frances Burrall Hoffman, Mrs. Good
hue Livingston, Mrs. Henry C Phippi,
Mia. George C. Kobbe, Mrs. A. Potter,
Miss Hetty L. Parrish, Mrs. Harry 1:
Bobbins, Mrs. Charles Steele, Mrs
Robert M. Thompson and Mrs. Hcnrv i
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbin?
will entertain on Friday evening at a
dance to be given at the Suffolk Hunt
R. J. Preston is giving an informal
party this evening at the Gulliver cot
?SLIP BAL MASQUE
SET FOR SEPT. 3
Exhibition and Contest
Dances To Be Part of
WEDDING SEPT. 21
Fair in Aid of Surgical Dress?
ings Committee at Norfolk,
i One of the most interesting affairs
of early September on Long Island will
be the annual fancy dress ball to be
held on Friday evening, September I,
' in the Casino at Islip, for the benefit
of the South Side Hospital, under the
i-uspices of the ladies' auxiliary of that
institution. There will be exhibition
dancing by Misa Jean and Miss Mar
' jorie Stewart, daughters of Dr. and
Mrs. George I). Stewart; by Miss Ruth
Estes and others. There also will be
dancing contests, with cups as prizes.
: The color scheme of the decorations
will be red, white and blue.
The patronesses include Mrs. M.
Orme Wilson, jr., Mrs. August Bel
' mont, ir., Mr?. Gerald V. Holl?n ?. Mrs.
Gustav Kobb?, Mrs. Bayard C. Hoppin
und Mrs. George D. Stewart
Only relatives will be present at the
wadding of Mis? Kitty Lanier Law
rance to William Averell Harriman, in
Trinity Episcopal Church, Lenox, on
Tueselay, September II. There will be
? no attendants. The Rev. William Law?
rence Wood will perform the ceremony,
which will be followed by a reception
I r.t Allen Winden, the estate of the
I bride's grandfather, Charles Lanier.
' The tradesmen of Lenox and their
j families and all persons employed on
I the estate and their families will he
l invited to the reception, which will be
j held in the house.
A fair of all nations will be given
<n Saturday at Norfolk. Conn., fjr the
benefit cf the Surgical Dressings Com?
mittee, of which .Miss .Anne Morgan is
! the head. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stoeckel
are giving their grounds for the af?
fair. Among those who will take part
in the pageant are Professor Michael
I. i'upin, Mrs. F. S. Dennis, the Misses
Fleischmann. Mrs. Jerome Alexandre.
Mrs. Frank Garvin and Mrs. George B.
' Case. Mme. Melanie Kurt, of the Met'
' ropolitan Opera Company, is chairman
cf the pageant committee.
Miss Ella Page, daughter of Mr. and
: Mrs. Robert L. Page, of Tuxedo, will
? be married to-dav in the ?'hurch of
Our I.adv of Mount Carmel. Tuxedo,
to Eric Potts, of this city. The cere?
mony will be performed bv the Rev.
Father Keenan, and a reception will
follow on the lawn of the Page home.
Howard Bourne has gone to New*
i rort. where he is the guest of Mr. and
I Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerrv.
Mr. and Mrs. August Belmont will
: return to their country place at Hemp
? stead. Long Island, from Newport, the
middle of next month.
Mrs. H. ?le Berkeley Parsons will
leave Bar Harbor earlv next week for
Rve, where she will spend the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur
Moi ris are guests of Mrs. Morris's
' mother, Mrs. J. Muhlcnberg Bailev, at j
James W. Barney has gone to White
Sulphur Springs, W. Va., to spend a
1 few weeks.
Miss Ina Kissel is a guest nf Mrs.
George Dadmun at Southampton.
Lawrence Waterburv arrived in th I
citv yesterday from N';-wport. He vill ;
( return to the Rhole Island resort on j
Mr. and Mrs. Angier B. Duke have
1 arrived at Saratoga to remain until
the end of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. B. Freling
huvsen have gone to Cpper *-?aranac
Lake to remain until the middle of
Mrs. Finlev J. Shepard and her
1 nieces, Miss Helen M. and Miss Doro
thv Gould,'have returned to Lyndhur.?T,
: Irvington. from a motor trip through
! New Engl-ind.
Mr. and Mrs. EdsOfJ Bradlev. who ar?
: at their place in the Thousand Isl
? ands, will spend tho fall at Tuxedo.
Mrs. James A. Blair and Jan?
r, ir., left the citv yestordaj ' i
'the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Spring-.
W. Va., where thev will spend the early
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Lapham and
their daughters, Miss Elinor and Mis*
Ruth Lapham, arrived in town yes'.er
day from Wavenv, their country place
in New Canaan, Conn., and are at the
POPE REASSURES JEWS
? Writes to Editor of Desire to Help Get
For the second time this year Pope
Benedict has assured the .Jews that in
I him they may tind a friend who will
; tight for their rights at all times,
"The Jewish Daily News" made pub?
lic yesterday a letter received from
| the Pope in reply to a request for an
opmion on the Jewi?h question. The
letter, transmitted from Cardinal Ga?
parri to Monsignor Giovanni Bon/.ano,
the apostolic delegate at Washington,
? \ at|, an, .lui? .'.
sir. I hutri i" -??-??iii i<> 'i* llely rathe* Um
r U " ill I I ? ? ? I r S .?, ; |i ,.?
.,( Jour, In niil? I, Mi -?> \U?.? ,.|n,,f .,(
??Ttw Sex? T?t, 1'aili \.'?t." a.ke-1 ||m all
I ha lean ni.? ara l??i i per ?
. : Mill tWprlt. 1 brj imn MtlMU ol (.ill
Woman Suffrage Party.
i it J ? m. ejier. i, ., -..,?? n,e?i\. i i?
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TAFT BARS SUFFRAGISTS.
Says He Is Too Busy to Receive Con?
Portland, Ore., Au?. 24.?Ex-Presi
i dent Wlllism EL Taft declined to re?
ceive a party of Congressional Union
1 suffragists at his hotel here yesterday.
| it became known to-day.
Mrs. Lee Daver.port. of this citv. led
the delegation, which was composed of
about a dozen women. At the hotel
they sent word to Mr. Taft that they
desired to lay before him their croDa
ganda. iMr. Taft sent back an answer,
written in ii's own hand and couched
in courteous terms, saying his schedule
of engagements for the day was full
and that he could not possibly receive '
them. Mrs. Davenport sent uo an in?
sistent reply, but the ex-President
i Conference Urges a College
Course in Office Holding
Boston, Aug. 24.?The establish?
ment of department? in American col?
leges for the training of public offl
| cials was urged at the second national
I conference on universities and public
? service held at the State House to
"The time has passed," said Chan?
cellor Samuel B. McCormick of the
? University of Pittsburgh, "when we
! can rely upon untrained men to pre
? side over the state. An expert knowl
I edge is as essential for a public offl
| cial for the solution of the problems
I of civil government as it is in any
i other business. The state should bear
1 the expense of this instruction."
Frank t?. Bates, of the Indiana I'ni
i varsity, and Burt Williams, publisher
of "The Ashland (Wls.) News," em
iphaiized the importance of legislative
; information bureas as a means of
' educating the prospective legislator
! for his duties.
FOUND IN A CAR
Wrapped in 50 Yards of
Muslin, Passenger Had
The suffrage torch has been found.
New Jersey suffragists are nappy.
Last night the lamp of the cause.
| which disappeared eight days ago at
Atlantic Highlands after it had started
an auspicious career across the state,
was present at an enthusiastic meeting
in Passaic. Leaders of the New Jer?
sey campaign consider themselves for?
tunate, considering the peculiar cir?
cumstances, in finding their emblem.
Anthony V. Lynch, jr., of ?14 Wall
Street, trolleyed to Philadelphia on
Monday. When near the city he no?
ticed in the seat of the car a bundle
which a passenger had forgotten. He
j opened it. and found inclosed in fifty
yanls of heavy muslin the missing
torch. He carried i?. with him to Man?
hattan, and notified Mrs. Mina ?.'. Van
Winkle, of Newark, president of the
Women's Political Union of New Jer
Passaic was the scene for rejoicing
i last night. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw and
Mrs. Van Winkie motored from Newark
i to the Playhouse, leaving a trail of ,
' dust behind them. Arriving at. the the- .
atre the long lost lamp was displayed.
But another near tragedy was siage?!
in this town. Adopting modern ad?
vertising methods, the suffragists
brought from Newark a llama, valued
at $5,000. Like a New York sundwieh
man, it carried on each side of its body '?
large suffrage placards.
After it had paraded the town for,
several hours Miss Margaret Flannigan '.
gave the animal to two boys, who
promised to lead it to its atable.
But the youths went not to the !
stable, but around town, leading the
precious llama bv a long rope.
Flanmgan was almost in tears when '
she learned of the animal's disappear?
ance. After hunting for the suffrage
standard '?earer for an hour and a half
the animal was found in its stable much
the worse for its long tramp.
LATER THIS YEAR
More Cottagers than Usual Will
Stay Until October.
[H> r,..?nj)li lo Til? TriLu: ? |
Newport, R. I. Aug. 14. .Mr. aid
Mrs. John S.inford, Mr I Hugh D.
| Auehincloss and her family, at Ham
j mcrsmith Farm, and Mr. and Mrs
!.. ipl E. w dener, st .-'??neuere, will
remii'n until October.
I?r. ami Mrs. Nicholas Murray But-!
1er will remain until latn in Septem?
ber, and Mr. and Mrs. Flbridge T.
Gerry will not close Seaverge until
Mrs. Henry F. Oeltichs and Mr-.
Frederick Pearson gave luncheons to?
day and Mrs. I. B. I'uke and Mrs. E. T.
(Jerry guve dinner?.
Mr. and Mis. Joseph Sampson S;e
j rani will remain here until the mid?
dle of September. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
J. Whi'ehouse will close Eastbourne
Lodge on September ?5.
Frederick II. Baldwin, of New York,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L.
Gillespie, Miss Georgiana King has
rented Robert G. Hone's eottage, in
(i!.l Boaoh K..H.I. for the winter. Mit*
Marie L. Rodewald, of New York, la
visiting Mrs. Stuart Puncan. Mrs
Duncan ha? offered cups for a mixed
doubles tennis tournament.
Among ?hose registered at the Ca
??mo to-day was w, F. Harrises, of
Philadelphia, guest of Georgs D
V.'id' ner, jr.
? ? a-?
TO SUE FOR DIVORCE
Has Been in Reno Five Months.
Living in Seclusion.
III. T?l??r?,,l, i? TI,- MBOM !
Bane, Hot? Aug. '?A. Huntingto:. .
| Wilson, Assistaat Secretar; ef State'
under Philander C Kn,ox and third
??nt under Elihu Root, n living]
m Reno to sue for a divorce. He has I
besn a resident here for five month? '
and will tile .uit in about one month, j
Mr, \V;l-.,i. .-pends mo?t of his tima .
ir. his apartments and denies himself
to all interviewer*, without first as-I
sartaining their identity and business. !
H?- is at the home of a prominent at
torney, who says that he is not
counsel for his tenant.
Senator Francis G. N'ewlands is a '
close friend of Mr. Wilson and has the
Utter as his guest every time he comes
to Reno from San Francisco.
Court 0. K.'a 'Birth of Nation.'
Trenton, N. J, Aug. 24. The in?
junction to prohibit the showing of
"The Birth of a Nation" in Atlantic
City, which was sought by Msyor Rid?
dle, was refused to-day by ( nancsllor
Walker. The reason for the request
was that the great (lumber of negroef
in Atlantic City might be offended.
'Tiancellor Walker ?aid lie saw noth?
ing in th? production which could lead
COLONEL J. V. WHITE,
U. S. ARMY, DEAD
Commander of Fort Hamilton an
Authority on Coast Defences.
Colonel John V. White, an authority
on coast di'ence snd one Ol the princi?
pal experts on dissppearing guns in I
United States srmy, died yesterday at
Fort Hamilton ?. f i fe.ti. i from a boil
which brought on blood poison i:? ine
colonel, vho was in command at Fort
Hamilton, was ranking officer in charge
ot coast artillery for the South rn dis?
trict of New York, and was listtd If
third coast artillery officer of the
Besides Fort Hamilton, Colonel hite
commanded the guns at Forts en
?ad Hancock, and the col t llery
force at Governor's isianu. He had
made several improvements lately in
the defences at Fort Hancock.
Colonel White returned to Fort Ham?
ilton early last spring, after a tot? of
duty at Washington and at Charleston,
?S. C. Colonel White was born in Mis?
sissippi, in 1854, and was graduated
from West Point in 1?77. In lMi8 he
was graduated from the artillery
school at West Point.
MRS. HELE.N KAMI JEWETT.
Orsnge, N. J., Aug. 2?.?Mrs. Hslen
Mane Jewett, eighty-six, widow of
John P. Jewett, original publisher of
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's '"Uncle
Tom's Cabin," died last night at her
home, 10 Snyder Street. Mrs. Jewett
was born in Portsmouth, .N. H. She
leares one son, Frank P. Jewett, and a
daughter, Miss Helen Louise Jewett,
both of Orange.
JOHN R. GRAHAM.
Bangor, Me., Aug. 24. John R. Gra?
ham, president of the Bangor Railway
and Electric Company and^ a director
in other Maine railway and power cor?
porations, died to-day at Intervale, N.
H . where he was spending a vacation.
He was sixty-eight years old.
MRS. F. A. SCAMMELL.
Hackensack, N. J., Aug. 24. Repre?
sentative A. C. Hart, of Hackenssck, re?
ceived notification this sfterroon of
the death of hi? sister, Mrs. F. Allison
Scammell, at Pueblo, Colo. The body
will be brought here for burial.
THE REV. J. F. ROMfcKlSO.V.
The Rev. James F. Robertson, sixty
eight, a former pastor of the Methodist
Church at Flanders, Long I.?Iand, and
a member of the New York East Con?
ference, died yesterday morning at the
.Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brook?
lyn. He was born in England. He
leaves a wife. The funeral will be
New Bedford. Mass , Aug. 24. Albert
Hibbert, secretary of the United Tex?
tile Workers of America, ?Led at his
home here to-day.
$3.797 More for Baby Relief.
Gladys Hollingsuorth, of the Amen
can Girls' Aid Committee, yesterday
acknowledged contributions for the
Baby Relief Fund amounting to
|8,7v7.96. Contributions received yes?
terday by Mr- Whitney Warren, treas?
urer of the Secours .National Fund for
the Relief of Destitute Women and
Children in Fran?-.-, amounted to $60,
making the total $90.718.19.
PORTUGAL FdlSE Mrs. C. Por-ugai
announces her engagement to M ?
Lee E. Foise, both of Now York I
London and Paris pap?is please cop..
Fumes?, ClomentinsMnore, Mary F
. ?aniuel A. Rockwell. ?
How.'. Thomas B. Scovill, Elisabeth W
PtTINBM On Monday, August 23, at
Lenox, Mass, Clementina Furness,
daughter of the late William P. Fur?
ness. Services on Thursday, August
26 at 2:.'0 p. m. at Trinity Church,
Lenox, Mas?. Interment private.
HI?;HIE At Babylon, L. I., on Sund??,
Auguit 22, l'.'l?, Saniui'l A. Kifbi?.
son of the late Richard and Ke?ia
Higbie, In hi? With year. Fun-ral fer
vice* at th? Fir-.' Presbyterian
Church, Babylon, on Wednesday
afternoon, August I*,",, at il o'clock.
HOWE At Dighton. Mass.. August 24.
1916, Tiumias Boyd, only son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Barnes Howe. Ser?
vices 1 p. m. Friday, August 27, 1911,
at residence of his parents, 326 Esst
Nineteenth st., Brooklyn, N. Y. In?
terment at Mount Hope. .N. Y
MOORE At Rahway, N. J., on August
24, lf'I.'r. Mary E?, widow of L. St.
Clair Moore. Funeral service? from
her late residence, 87 Easterbrook . v.,
at S p. m. on Thursday. Interment
ROCKWELL At Worcester, on Au?
gust 21, Anna, daughter of the late
Charle-, W. and Emmcline RockweJI.
in her B2d year. Was long a resi?
dent of farrytown. N. Y. Funeral
private. Burial at Norwich. Conn.
SCOVILL At Hudson, M. Y., on Au?
gust 22, 191?. Elizabeth Whiting,
widow of William H. Scovill. Fu?
neral from lier late residence, Hud?
son, N. Y., en Wedne.?etay afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
MANHATTAN AND BRONX.
LAW Mary, 253 Ka*t 105th st.,'August
21. Funeral to-day.
LAWLER. Margaret. 2M East 33d st.,
Ai'ffus' 22. Funeral to-day.
LEU IN, Clara, 2*-1 Lenox av., August
23 Funeral private.
LEWIN, Honnah. 216 West 102d st ,
August 21. Funeral private.
CAMPBELL, Ida, 21 Bainbridge st.,
August 23. Funeral to-dsy .
DEMECKE, Agno?. 96?. Bushwick ?v.,
Augutt 22. Funeral to-day.
HALL, Emily. *3l Hslsey ?t.. August
M'LArcHLIN, Anne. 224 Macon St.,
August a..'. Funeral to-day.
MECAEE, William, 117 Midwood st.,
August 22. FunersI to-day.
?)KK, G.-.'.g?', N MaCM .?t., August 21.
RICHARDSON, Mary. 532 Pacific st.,
August 24. Funeral to-morrow.
PAUMANN. Julia, Newark, August 22.
DREHER. Mane, Newark, August 22.
GILLF.SPIE, James, Jersey City. Au?
gust 23. Funeral to-dsy.
ilE-?S, Siegfried. Newsrk, August 22.
KELLY. Jerome. Jersey City, August
? Funeral to-dsy.
MARTIN, Johanns, Newark, August 22.
SIMON, Csrl. Hoboken, August 22. Fu?
WRIGHT, Annis. Long Island City, As>
gu.-t 22 Funeral to
the ,,oeuu \h n i paran,
tild SL by lUrum Train and ay Troll??,
LgU of am?:, a,a? (or sale.
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