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THE SDN SUNDAY, APRIL. 14, 1912.
SANTO DOMINGO IN UNCLE SAM'S CARE No Revolution in the Republic Since an American Has Been in Charge of the Customs I ncreased Rev enue, Much Less Graft rri,i Tnr Srs' tptrtal ttirttiponttnl vlth anrt tarn Knor, Santo Dominoo, Mnrch 2l. -Down here in ncornerofthet'nrlbbean Sua in a little republic whoso fortunes aro destined to haven far reaching effect upon tho fate of Utiu American republics. Upon the permanent succonn or the ultimate failure of llp morican receivership of the cun innw revenues of the Dominican lt-p-iWic will unquestionably depend the eiieninti of the plan devised by the l'm'l State ho a rem:ly for the III which have crippled many ward of the Monroe Doctrjno. If for no vth-r reaon than the fact tli.a' Santo Domingo in getting the flrt application of what the Administration rena-ds an a preventive against internal Upheaval and national bankruptcy, Secre tary Knox would have found hit visit tn ihi republic one of the most interesting i f lu whole tour. In addition, however, the PnmlniciMi Republic is more than any other of the Caribbean inlands tho meet ing plain f the old and tho new of tho Western World. Its ruins are a stimulus 1 1 the mutilation. Its history Ik n risnii)''" which has degenerated Into a tr.u'edv (day, in its rapacity as trustee of the nr n.il income, t'l-i United States is eirl'MVoriti'i to work out tho regeneration el the republic. Through the receiver ship the framework of economlo stability aril sound nntlonal finance Is being erected around the remains of a political system Hint wtis never competent and always rtwhmit 'So in the capital itself a new iiik! clean city J growing up around the rjms of the first- permanent settlement in th" Western Hemisphere. i he ptfventive treatment administered h" the I'nlted States In the form or super vision of tho custom collections, of th ft provided in the convention. He in turn wan authorized to employ the neces sary assistants. Ho wan put In charge of tho collection of all customs, both import and export duties. Out of the collections $100 a month, an provided In the convention and loan contrnct. Is paid by him to tho fiscal agents of the loan in New York, this sum being the Interest on tho J20,000,(ioo loan. The money remaining is turned over to the Dominican Government for expendi ture as that Government sees fit Out of the total collections the He-celver-General is allowed a maximum of 5 per cent, for the expenses of the re ceivership. Ah a matter of fact the ex pennen of the receivership have been kept considerably below the maximum allowed and tho saving has been turned over to the Government. Provision is also made for the redemption of the loan bonds by the setting aside of collec tion! above a certain figure. The ac cumulation of this fund has already begun, owing to the increase of the cus toms collections under the receivership. Here are some of the results already accrued from the American receivership: Customs collections, both Import and export unties. Have luircaspd from a total of S:.3tr.M5i toS3.tS3.T3. This in crease is the more satirfactorv because of tho fact that the export taxes have been reduced 60 per cent, and the Import duties, which supply the great bulk of the revenue, bv II per cent. The United States trade with Santo Domingo has increased proportionately. The Government for the first time in decades is mesting its llnanci.il obliga tions promptly and paying off the prin cipal of its debt. Internal improvements, such as good roads hitherto unknown in Santo Do- !90fiRitHniHHKi0BHIr r j , j BBaaaawaraSlBBBP wtaBBBBBBBBtawBBBBBBBBBBV aaaL.3laV' v rilRs3t p3ZS& ''JibbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbL BBsV aaaa! houses and the revenue derived therefrom it is difficult to see how the revolution can long continue. On the other hand, It In rumored that tlayti, cherishing an ancient enmity against the 'Dominican itepubllc, In aiding the rebels operating near her border , Murder of the President. As has been said, the sltuatlori grew out of the assassination of President Caceres, This assassination came like a thunder bolt out of a clear sky. It in regarded as a great misfortune, an it has bred a recurrence of the evil symptoms for merly chronic In Santo Domingo. Though it happened last November the details were never generally known in the United States. President Casren drove out on tho beautiful boulevard Santo Domingo's and were forced to aeek safety by lying prostrate in the roadway. Women and children wore in the zono of the firing, yet none wan struck. The child of an American engineer, deserted by its fright ened nurse when the shooting h?gan, ; played beside n treo throughout tho affair. , Tho tree saved tho child's life by stopping n bullet which had gone astray. I yictorio in Control. The American Charge! d'Affaires tele phoned to-the comnundmte of Sinto Domingo City und told him of what hid occurred. This commandante was Gen, Yictorio, who Is only 27. He nt once took charge of the situation, and from. then the remain which Santo Domlnfiq-.be-Hoves are tho bones 'of Columbus. Outside the city are ruins of the old Spanish fort. There Is also the falllnR walls of what was tho first stone church In America, built In Santo Domingo City In 1503-iriOH. YIELD FROM A SMALL FARM. What the City Man Who Goes "Baek to the Boll" Can Make. In these days of the slogan "back to the noil," city dwellers of small means often wonder as to Just what monetary return can be, expected front a farm until this day, according to accounts , or limned acreage, interesting Hgnt heard in the capital, ho has been tho real , on this problem Is thrown by a letter ruler of tho Dominican republic. Though written to the Towanda. Pa.. Dnlj Jle- vieio ny n rarmer. wno tens nis experi ence in dollars and cents. "I have been farming thirteen years," the American legation. When tho President's carriage appeared tho negro drivers of a carriage and an automohllc, both empty, who had their ting In good tlm?, nnd at being two-year-old heifers; four head of young cattle, two shoals and twenty hens, and assisted by my twelve-year-old boy, I started work for the season. Here are my receipts for the yeaf ! Veal calves and cream sold from four rntvs r.iHO.in Holts and pigs... Cattle Hay. drain Straw f'ahlmce anil onions. . . , Patlltlies XuH i;ci: unit rlili ks Rnrneil with team working out. 4I.00 4S.0ft 25S.OO IRR.no JX.Oft x.tn 5.00 t!.4D 21.10 .oo PRESIDENT GOMEZ OF VENEZUELA AND MRS. KNOX. Drawing his revolver, the negro coachman joined in tho firing, r.t the same timo assisting the President to run from the awassins. The attacking party had now appeared . In the open and fired rapidly at tho flee- ing President. Caceres wan wounded As the natural revenues failed, through every country Secretary Knox has visited Hnveral times but still kept his feet, the Impoverishment of tho country, the thus far. The poor are kept poor by the on the other side, Luis Tejera, the leader customary device wan to make the fioor I he'ivy burden of indirect taxation; tho f the conspirators, who had cherished poorer by raising tho duties on imports wp.ilthv contribute practically nothing a personal enmity against President Ca- and limit the market of tho producer for the support of the Government in ceres, lay fatally wolinded in the roadway. Vrt Wrt'y V'vT s-yrn " r Dominican Uepuhlic has not proved a panacea. et It has accomplished good for the country and its people One do-; pot spend much time In the Spanlh-American republic before ac nuiritin th" conviction that any plan which offer" even iiartinl relief from o'i'tins conditions U well worth while The Dominican receivership commends it'elf to even th" caua1 visitor as a great step forward in providing at least a partial and temporary solution of the problem of tli" Caribbean republics In'lfK'j it became apparent thatunless ti e IJepjl lie of Santo Domingo wns to be taVen over by her European creditors, who were pressing for tho fulfilment of financial obligations greatly In dc-fA-ilt, the Tnited States must step in. After two years ond a half of temporary administration of the rovennes of the republic n general receivership of the tiauonnl customs, under the supervision of Washington, was provided for in a ronveutlon lilveen the United States and th" Dominican Iiepublio. A loan was negotiated ar tlie same time, through American bankers, by which the Kuropean obiie.i'imi- 'vere paid off, the slate wiped clean and the country given a fresh Hart Results Already Reached, Tne amount of the Joan was sati.nnft.non at h per rent This was used to pay for eign deiit- atld'L-laims aggregating $15, n unrrfi ian,.r they ball been scaled down t'. .Vi rents on the dollar), leaving a sur I js fund to be applied to internal im I rivemni, An An;?rican collector of !-ons or neceiver-Guneral, was em I lo-ed Uv the Dominican Government, mlngo; clean streets, properly lighted, and harbor Improvements are coming rapidly. The Government has had more money to spend after meeting its just, obligations than the amount of its total income before the receivership. Kfllcient and honest financial adminis tration has replaced corruption and in competence Kraudt upon the part or importers and grafting by customs officials ha 'e been wiped out The burden of indirect taxation has been partially re moved from the masses Finally, more important than all the Mher good results, th" Dominicans have had a longer period of peaco than they had enjoyed in generations. The Govern ment has been relieved of the continual drain upon its finances of the expense of suppressing revolutions. The people have been permitted to cultivate the land in peace, with opportunity and incentive to accumulate property, without the fear that It would l) taKen Trom them by a i evolutionary raiding party America Stopped Graft. Th" system that dragged Santo Domingo down to the lowe-t depths was simple, It consist ei of a general plundering of the Government by grafting officials, -.Tried to such an extent that the "Outs were ever willing to fight for the privilege of controlling the public finances. Under this system the country was in constant turmoil, the farmers always in danger of being conscripted for military service. Thus there wan littlo opportunity for steady cultivation of crops and no in centive to accumulate wealth, because the chances wero against the possessor's h?ing able to keep what ho acquired. by increasing tho export taxes. protmr'tlon to their ability to p.ty. W. E. Pulliam. tho Receiver-General. Until this situation is at least partially has been making every effort to uproot alleviated it is difficult to sec how tlm the most vicious features of th" Domini- Dominican Itepubllc. or any of the Span can system of taxation. He ban succeeded inh-American republics can achieve gen in bringing about many reforms, but much 1 uine stability of Government and sound remains to b done. The seat of the economic conditions. 'Hie masses can trouble lie In tho fact flirt the system of never accumulate under such a svstem. unjust distribution of the burden of and until the majority of the people ac taxation has existed in the Dominican quire enough material wealth to make llepublic so long that it is difficult for the peace their desideratum Ihey will con Government to comprehend the advan- i tinue to bo material for the revolutionary rages of a reformed tariff. leader. . The present tariff law of tho republic. 'Hie progress already made in the Do- J drafted by the Kcceiver-General, was n i minican llepublic is building up a pros long step forward. The export duties perout business element extremely de were cut in half and the numler of arti- slrous for internal tranquillity. In tho cles to which theso taxes wero applied i extension of thin attitude throughout the I reduced. Mr. Pulliam Is now convinced' people seems the only hope for tho real the timo has come for tho total aboli-1 regeneration of tho nation. Santo Do- J tlon of thin form of taxation. Many of 'mingo is one of the richest islands of all tho prohibitive duties on articles of Itn- the West Indies, and its development port were gre,itly reduced, and a nweepingj Is Increasing by leaps and bounds under r- ..,! i.ii i..-it,-...,;,..' me assassins escaped, pout ten t enem.aH I ship regime -one Sunday atternoon to were thrown Into jail; many or them are ..I..!. .i.i.. ti.. . ".. i.i ' still there. lctrlo directed all with an i i. i,i. ..iuti..... .m.. ti, ' unrelenting flrmnosB; he kept order In the i he writes, "puttln 1 " "- I ,, , hi, .ll..il. I.. ...,. .l I (l.n 7.11,1 ,.r nni'h V.nf I u-nliM nnlv ho-.. spirators, supposedly about twenty in ,""u7""" m..,. ,....TO,. .... ...........v.... ,....., number, learned or his whereabouts and ' m,,ch e"n"5r 'h"1 h, J " seen no enough to begin he nex year. DvRln ,,im,. niumt,iH tn nn omi.H.h in , more on the streets or Santo Domingo nlng March I. Dill, with a team of niitom'nblles nnd cnrrlnifen t hep drove City, and his assassination Is predicted . horses and tools, four rows, two bf them tn a limine nn Ihe ImlllevArd n.mt whlrh ' a Inevitable. , the President must go to return to tho ' n' Vlctorlo dictated, it Is charged cltv. Thin house is set far back Trom the ln fJant" D,om'ngo' ,he "eIection, of "Is m,i nnd surrounded wiih ir.ej and i uncle, Kladio V Ictorio, a former Senator, shrubberv. It Is the second house beyond , a" President, and is now the real force ui inn Htiiniiiiniiitiiiiu. ny miienuniin the situation is regarded as unstable. The two Yictorlos now have on I heir hands an incipient revolution, and their Instructions, stopped it by blocking the Kovemment is said to have Incurred the roadwov almost completely bv their nntagonlsm or Hie majority or the people vehicles In front of tho house where the br harshness. Though the custom assasdns lay in wait. At that moment j houson are beyond the reach or any revo i tho consplratar opened fire on th Presi-Jlutlonl'". through the' American re dent from the house and from behind , ceivershlp, thore seems serious danger tho trees and shrubbery In front of the of a governmental upheaval, with subso housn, ciuent' disaster tn business and agricul- In tho first fusillade the President wan "ire. wnvmHed In ihe rlffht shoulder. H was' Many Americans In Santo Domingo aro 'hiw unable tniwe hi. revolver, with whlrh of tho opinion that the receivership, . Til,...,,, iiu.h'iiiei he wiw an expert. His aide returned the wh" accomplishing great good, does not Taxes ... . . lire nnbest ho oould. while the coachman K far enough. Hiey declare that the endeavored to drive around the obstruct-' United States should go a step further , ingvehleles. Inthe attempt tho carriage-and assume control of tho next election, was upset, and both the driver and the I calling back to the country all the polltl- I ... ....i.. j n.i... ..... ral exiles and enforciac a fair and onen .niiil i . in v.. uuiti --- - ... ... . - election, lnen, they declare, tne elec tion once over, tho Dominicans should be given to understand by tho United States that the Government thus chosen openly and fairly must be maintained at any cost for tho full term for which it shall have been elected. The Americans in Santo Domingo con nected with the Dominican Government display tho same enthusiasm for their work and the same optimism as to the future as was found among tho group of Americans attempting to put the Nica- Farming out on shares 90.32 Total Income for year ..IS53.11 "Here are my expenses during tho same length of time: , Hired help, one man Hired woman, three weeks,. Meantime the boulevord, crowded with tnpui'Hiire on htilldlncs. Threshlnu and pressing hill. . . . Klai'ksmlthlng and hor'e.ihoelna nrncerles Shoes nnd rlotliluc Plover nnd timothy seed Point rot nnd attorney fees,.. Penning material ttouchl one row Smaller Items not mentioned.,. . Total expense . I2. 4fl 7.00 . 10.00 . 38.00 X.20 . 35.30 . 1R.2S . .11.10 . 30.50 .' 55.00 . S3.00 .S0 . 26.10 . ".'MO .1338.7.1 ttecrlpts for year .r.S.1t Expenses C3H.7.1 reduction, averaging 14 per cent., made throughout the import schedules. Further reductlonsnro desired by Mr. Pulliam. The schedule have lieen so readjusted as to place the heaviest duties on luxuries wherever possible. Under the Domini can system it was the rule to pl.ice the heaviest tax on nrticlen of univernjl tiso. Thus the poor paid the bulk of the tnx. the receivership. If the receivership con tinues effective in making for internal stability It Is reasonable to expect in creased prosperity ond greater material, welfare of the people. Yet that the receivership is limited In its beneficent influence is revealed by tho present situation in Santo Domingo. A condition arising out of the nssassination 1 f . , V I ' A close Shave tor the matador.. while the rich mid little. Konnerlv I ' ITestUent uaceres last, .ovemncr automobiles and champagne were ad- threatens to mak serious trouble for the mitted under a nominal duty, while ric, , present Government nnd perhaps in beer nnd the cheapest grades of clothing volv' 'h" republic in one of those up wer assessed at nearly ino per cent, heavals from which it has been free dur Through tho influence of tho Americans i"K the receivership. this relation has been reversed, and tho A '"' " revolutionists is now operai Balance March t, 1912 S&14.S0 "I had the name amount of' hay and grain on band March 1, lf12, as ,1 had March 1. 1911. . . "I have 73 acres of land. 25 of Which are Improved: balance Is wod'dland. This year I began with an Increase of 3 cows, making 7 bead, 4 shoata and 40 chlckenn. ' "You will notice that my hired help expense was not a grca deal, as tho boy and I did most of the work in tho house nnd on the farm, and xve did not work very bard cither, being care ful not to hurry ourselves. t ' "Now I am not boasting, for l. know a number of farmers who have done for better on the same amount .of land, but my statement shows what we nave done, according to my books, last eea son was not very good, the drought doing a lot of damage, some of, the crops being almost n tolal failure- Oats yielded a little more than 40 bushels to tho acre, being my best crop. "I now consider myself a farmer, and I am enjoying farm life to the fullest. My boy nnd I have ns neat and re spectable a home as can be found In good 'old ltradford county, and we sin cerely hope that all others following agriculture will do ns well ns .we have. And be sure nnd keep a book account, so you will know just what you are doing," FRENCH DOCTORS RAISE FEES. Forty Per rent, of Thrni Earn I.en Than 1,000 Each Annually. fie liest people of the city taking- their raguan Government on its feet. The re Sunday afternoon drive, was a scene of ceivershlp han accomplished creat thlna-n confusion. Rescuers wero running to I for the Dominican Itepubllc, despite its ' tho mil of the President, who hart made limitations. Tho Dominicans unques- Owing to the sharp rise in tho cost or his way into the yard of the adjoining tionubly now have more peace, more living a movement has bee-i started house. Wounded in a dozn places, he ( prosperity than over before. Neighbor- nroong certo!n French phvsicians to raise could no longer keep his feet, and was , ing republics driftinc Into similar trouble .u.i.. r tvt,;t l, income. f mni ut u ,.ir...! uti.r.iror!nr. nnHer th . dragged into an outbuilding. The con-1 might do far worse than accent a modi- 1 1 i.:.,' !,. tn.rnrl Ihn r. expense of carrying on n guerilla warfare, "Piratoi followed him here, and again j (led form or tho same treatment at the m,IPrniion or general medical prac- against the malcontents. """"'" , , Jianas oi me uniion mates. titioners in this district hasremained By Its repressive measures, nnd be indirect customs taxation based more ing near tho Haitian border. The Govern nearly on ability to pay. Neic Land Tax Propoicd. Perhaps the thing which lias con tributed most not only to tho Impoverish- cause of tho stories or official graft that mont of tho people of Santo Domingo are heard in tho capital, the Government but of all the Latin American republics which succeeded the Caceres administra is the absence of taxes on land and im- tlon is unquestionably making itself nrnvetnenta r,n laml. ITnrler this HVIiim unnnmitar th common neonlo buddIv most of tho i Thus far it has kent the revolutionists' in tllH lirwny of the legation, where Kinc.lly.tbefenccsurroundingtheAmer- 'Die tourist will find the remains of lean legation property wan cut down ' Spanish occupation of Santo Domingo of more than passing interest. At the, and the President was dragged and car ried through the opening, across the gar den and up the steps of the legation building, lie breathed his last lying ; of the castle built bv tho brother or I hris stationary in rcctnt years. , H has lieen pract ically nrranged ip thin . tl.nl n rtnetnr'a lirnfenalnllAl entrance to the harbor, made by the : 'ft,in(! I;d in tho country and mouth of the Or.ama Itiver. are the ruins ; ?&"n" ,, nm. rainB,f annum f i""1"' - -; revenue through indirect taxes in the nt a distance, and the majority of thel," t ijarge t Atintres, Mr. r.nciicoii. urn form of customs, while tho wealthy land- country feeln no effect of the disturbances. wilBt could for nini. owners pay comparatively little. In ! Yet it is predicted that eventually the The assassins did not dare fo low him Santo Domingo city, it was related, there present Government must go down. It ' th legation, though Uiey had pur- h.. mnrnl simnnrt . etied their victim, firing into his body of the United States keess the Admin- repe.,,. u..m .i.-. istratiou in power. Tho United States I""" the Pios.denl was fatally wounded. uimboat S-nshville is now at Santo Do-iTMr lender, lejera, dead, they fled in mingo City and will remain until quiet their carriages, ami escaped that night city liousos. On these bo pays not a cent of taxes; ho does not even pay for Ihe improvement nt tho streets in front of hl houses. Ills tenants, on the other hand, pay not only rent to their landlord but a tax on nearly every artlclo they possess, in the form of high prices for Imported articles or universal consumption. Incidentally lha s.amo situation has been found in is assured. The revolutionists have announced that they will not attempt to take any customs houses, recognizing their in violability under the convention with the United States. Without the customs Tho soldiery ent In pursuit never caught up with, any of them. The wonder of the affair was that a score of people, wero not killed In the promlsouous firing. Many Americans were ca'iiglit in the midst of the shooting topher Columbus, who founded Ihe city of Santo Domingo. .lust beyond is tho huge tree to which, tradition says. Columbus moored his ships when he visitrd Santo Domingo. On the high bank tho minimum. A payment oi a vtsti in Lyon and 11.40 in the country ought to Im made lor n visit at a considerable distance, but Iwtween those IwooXtrcmcs a doctor may now asK nn average roe or 11.40 lor a visit in the city and II In the above are the walls of the old city, almost "',;,. obliterated in the more modern stnicturen visit lietween 7 and 10 o'clock in the built ugainst them. Tho ancient stone evening shall be charged double the rater arches, the gateways tr still standing, though tho are fast crumbling away. ,,., vrnnn thnrce. Sundar visits Facing the plaza is tho old cathedral, or urgent summons shall liopn!dfordouble once a ltugo structure, covering what is A country doclor shall lie compensated now two blocks. A portion of it has been addition to the lie fcr his visit, from nresnrveil anil s all 1 used In thla ,w st-inn nimuK-ici preserved ami is sun useu. in tnis . . ,,.., hn ( i,l Cfd to travel 10 ancient stone evening shall He cliargeil noiutieiM raien o tho city, are or counted according to the higher scale stone and mortar already mentioned. Night visits Mween , stone atui mortar , h aml - ln ,), morning shall Imi cathedral is tho lead box in which are I to the patient. SOCIETY IS GAY AGAIN. Conldiufd from Sceind Page. CMter part of the winter and i going to 1 ,r, i. fr.r her health Mr nnd Mrs, Allen D. I.oney of Guilds 1 r , ich House, N'orthrtmpton, England, -e ,.re for a visit and are at tho Hotel 'eijiniii Mrs, I.oney was Miss Catharine Hr i; Urown of this city. ' Mr r.r.d Mrs, James Drown Potter will J C "i I'.nrope for the early part of the sum mer and on their return will pass some in .Newport I' le- S rtache and his dnughter, Miss IT.vei l!..rhe, will sail on the Titanlo next at rd, v and will join Mrs. Hache In Pf M' i U-ilynrd illair nnd tho Misses Hl. '' 'v'm have been In Panama, returned t V- nrk last week an ilid Mrs. Wilber Hl'ieiigood nnd Miss Honalie Bloodgood, h' ha e been in Hermuda. Mr and Mrs. C Oliver Iselin, who have hen for the winter In Aiken, S, C, will ret rn Ihtm next week nnd will beat tho St f"K s 1 el nnd Mr John Leslie nnd their son ssiie l.ealie up, visiting Mr. nnd Mrs, u f.o-irke t oekr.in. at their country . i e m prt Washington, li, I, "lie nf the Easter dances of last week 'as 'n.it of the Yaln t'h;iior of Ihe Beta l'."'l Phi J'rfltemity. taking plaee nt Lhliiiiiiin.o's on Tuesday night. The e'ltei 'nuin en', committed included Will '"iii II lioiighridgp, H. A. Hendrickhon, ' v lieHnil. .Ir., nnd William Gay , r'l Mis. ( hailes X, SchencU, Mrs. niid ( l.irko. Mr, l' II, Ickwood and f'. I W I r elnnrl aeled ns nnt mnesses. Hie fuoi were ilvcr buckles for the skies, cheering crowds have greeted their efforts and have helped them to put forth all their skill. It was noticeable that In the first two or girls and silver matchboxes foi the men. three games tho ponies were fresh and Among the special guets were Ihe Misses ' tired easilv; that the mtn wero suffering Helen Clarke, Helen Mcf'addin. Martha from wnn, of practice, and some of their Chapman ami Margaret Helen Sumner, j nralt8 , ,h lmU r laughable, Ihat wan naturallv to be expected. Since Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gerken and then there has been n very appreciable Hie .Misses ueriien will sun lor r.unnw , t ,tl, . 1 Ml I I I li L I " " " ' on .nay Mam. wui .ejoi.eu .' ,.y , T,1(, , , hardened nnd can YaenMiss,'U7encorGXn,eTrnH last week from a three months visit n I The players have become used to the Held California. and their aim und direction are all tiial could bo asked, On account of the con Mrs. Gouvemeur Kortright will give dition or both horses and men it was a dinner ami tneatro party to-morrow i juUginl advisable 10 have as many prec unei" He contended that the riders who hail I last and expensive ponies got away with I the Uil! nnd could not bo ovortakeu. A 14.; band hair-bred tould not carry a' plnyur ns swiftly ns a 1.' hand thorough-' bred, and no matter how good the player) was on the slower animal, tho want of speed seriously handicapped his play. Ynr this reason he would favor having all poui'is hands, which he consid ers thn proper size, and not allow tlini thoroughbred in the game. Kvideuce in support of these remarks was afforded by several of the practice games. It was not always possible to hunch Ihe ponies, nnd consequently when a rider with a fleeter footed ponv than any of Ihe others got away ho left the field behind nnd invariably scored at will. PINEHUBST'S OUTDOOR LIFE. Isltora Carabtnlna" Vnrloua Spuria With Informal' Social PleHnnrea. PiKKHimwc. N. C., April 13, Iiovelling in mellow sunshino, balmy air and blos soming flowers, Pjnoburst is living much out of doom, vnrious sports combining happily with informs! socie.1 pleasures. Of nrrivailti there hive been many who will remain .through the month, among them Mr. and Mrs. William H. Chnve. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. llobinson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles It. Christy. Mr. sod Mrs. Leonard Au'ei, Mr. und Mrs. V. Woolley, Mi Dolito Woolley, Douglas F, Woolley, X. W, Uloss, fra Harbour, Arthur Heffol linger, Arthur !. Coy, G, I). Adams of i , Xew York, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kinkel, Mrs. I tE. Dttiforth nnd Miss C. Dunrortli of I Brooklyn, Mr. nnd Mrs. C. Morris. Mr.1 1 and Mrs. W. Herschel Collins and Clar ence and Went worth Collins of Montclalr, 1 Mrs S. H. Keen and Mrs. William .1. Irick I or Yinconttown, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Martin, of East OratiRC. Mr. nnd Mrs. 11. B. Powell and G, X. Powell of Morristown, Aiusley Wilcox and George Walbrldgo Miller o'f Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tato of Gloversville. ARKANSAS SPA'S SEASON. tice games ns possible before the regular work or the tournament began. Polo is an exhllirating game to watch, The uuiek movements or the men nnd horses make a stirring picture, One sees the flush of color, the swing of Ihe mallets J, Pierpont Morgan, Jr., will give hears ihe deadened thud of hoors and the Misn Marguerite Kennelly will give on Tuesday night a theatre party rol- lowed bv supper at Sherry s ror Miss Greta Hostetter. Mrs. a small dance for Miss Jane Morgan on Tuesday night at hor house, ?31 Madison avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Do Witt Clinton Falls will sail for Kurope on April 23 nnd will return early in August, Mrs. Robert ('. Watson will aive a hridee party on Tuesday afternoon at the Plara. the tournament have formed a favorite subject or conversation. LAKEWOOD ENJOYING F0L0. The ipiestion of the change or rules i has been discussed a good deal bv tho Practice llame. .it l.eorurlnn f onrt M,,rtHi T Dwyor, who Is an old and remrnl l (ml Weather, oxtrinceil player, sajd In sp)aking TjAffrHoop, N. J April 13, Polo has I about Ibis matter Hint ho did not favor been the feature of the outdoor life at mallet hooking: Hint it was a needless Ijikewood during the pnsl week. Since innovation which often made many the opening of the practice on March 3H player lose tlielr teuir, and Ihun on IheGeorgian Court grounds the players spoiled the beauty of the game, He wns have been favored with perrect weather also of opinion Ihat the ponies ought conditions. Warm sunshine, cloudless to bo handicapped ns well as the men. zip of the ball an It is sent flying. And perhaps nowhere in the country can polo be played under more favorable circum stances than at I.akewood. Thererore the visitors hero have had a treat this week, Many or them have watched the pract ice play, nnd the chances of the various players and tho teams in I Jf II PET mm 'ftskmM I.A'ACWOO'D hvhi:vit,crv vtftvv to vcnFrr harfv WWCRPURY AW H H HOIMW ON THC RIC1IT . Ilotiirnard llooncl .rir YorUrrs Stop Over at Hot Sprlnaa, Arkavsas Hot Spiiinos, April 13. Though tho season at Arkansas Hot Springs in rapidly neaing Its end, tourists, particularly from Xew York and other Hastem cities, keep coming, nnd this week's arrivals were prne(t.ny as nutner I oun ns during any week In March when tho I season wan nt Its height, Knoterners ' who wintered south of Arkansas Hot ' Soringn are stopping off ot tho Spa on their way home. The banner event of the spring season was the Faster ball at tho Arlington Hotel on Tuesday night. It was the first ball following the close of tho fonten season nnd tho visitors turned out en masne. The Arlington's liallroom looked prettier than ever in Itn new gjrb, Naturally, white was the predominating color. There were Faster lill?H in profusion, Mlsn Klnita Straus. Mrs, A De Dnininincis, Mrs. C. H. Stanton, Mrs, V, C. Martin, Mrs. t'ullen Battle, the Misses Ada and I'.lnie Smith. Mrs. .1, .1. Hamilton, Mrs Charles C. Cooper. Mrs. W De l. Knunts. Mrs. A I.. Shakman. Mrs. K. I'.lmerclorf and Mrs. (1. O, lavitt were among the New York colon v noticed on th- floor M. H, Glvnn of Albany, ex-Comptroller of the State of New Vnr,t, who with his brother. J. T. tllyiin', Iw been a kucsI at At the Arlington fur the last fortnight, is much improved in health an a result of his sjt to the American Carlsbad. John T. McCnll, ex-Stato Menotor, and J, M, Mansl-.erger of Xew York, nre registered at tho Arlington. The Eastman Hotel Has finally closed after tho most successful season in Its history. It Is practically curtain -that Manager Kgbert T. Oshorn willugain be in charge a year hence. Tho week's Xew York arrivals at 'the Arlington Hotel include' Miss Dubois, Mrs. d. I,. Holland, J. B. Noylor, E. N. Sickles, A. M. Whyte, A. Saohn, O. A. llobinson, A. F. froise, K. C. Caldwell, H. J. Somnurich, George W. Kaymond, H. P, Geoghegan, George H. Hertel, Joseph Wohl, Nathaniel Cohen, A. P. Tries, George Daniels, V, M. Joseph, W. B. MoNulty, Sr.. J, B, Macdonald, W. K. Hill. Col. Kdward E. Gold, Samuel Her, H. It. Sarnek. C, T. Jacobson. H. C. Cholk. J. W. Seidelberg. C. (I. Kundinger. John P. Hibnan, George A. Carletotu Jr.. l. a. iiroomiteid, oustavo tiirscn ana K. B. Maxwell. Wlirre the Wiinirn l'rninie. From thr, Chirago Trlhune. ' So far as proposals of marriage are concerned In New Guinea It Is atwns leap ;,p.ar. for In that Islnnil the men loiifliler It licncHlh their dignity to notice women, much Wn to make overtures of inurrlnse. Consequently the proposing Is left, for the woiii.n to do, When the ebony 'Mle falls In love with a man she sends a piece of stilus' to hl sliler, or If he han no sinter, In his mother, or another if his laity relatives. Then the lady who ie celved the suing tells the dusky Artonls that the paillrui.ir ilnnisel Is In love vlth Mm No inuitliiu fnllous, huwe er,. for It Is cunslileii'i) hud fiirui tn nnsto lime In "in h a puisult. ' . ... If the man ihltiUs lie would like tn wed the hul he meets her n It'll" Hiul'tjiey rtcctrtr stralulitawsy whether to nV.in-y or drop the Idea. In the dinner Case, the hetrotlml Is unnunieil Tim man In tlifii biaiiibd en the bae'. with char rinil, hllf a mark l cut Into the woman akin, N" tnvnih of innnilse aitlnns lire pii'klhle In New (lulli'ii. IhMiiKli If the. lady U Jiltid. In r lili tuls iiu hunt hsr lusvr up auU "to" fur bla.