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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
(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
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
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.
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...
f'ahlmce anil onions. . . ,
i;ci: unit rlili ks
Rnrneil with team working out.
Drawing his revolver, the negro coachman
joined in tho firing, r.t the same timo
assisting the President to run from the
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
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
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
. 10.00
. 38.00
. 35.30
. 1R.2S
. .11.10
. 30.50
.' 55.00
. S3.00
. 26.10
. ".'MO
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
a small dance for Miss Jane Morgan on
Tuesday night at hor house, ?31 Madison
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
PET mm 'ftskmM
hvhi:vit,crv vtftvv to vcnFrr harfv
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
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.

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