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&ITUUDAY. AUGUST 13, 1901.
THE XEWS THIS MOXSIXQ-
FOREIGN.— Togo reported that tM
Russian fleet's formation nab broken In the
battle which lasted all Wednesday afternoon,
the ships scattering, and all except four, ap
parently, returning to Port Arthur: the Jap-
Rnsse casualties were ITU, and Togo's fleet 3
fighting power was not impaired. === Dis
patches regarding the arrivals of Russian war
•h'ps at Tsinp-Chau are conflicting, but it seems
probable that the battleship Czarevitch, -which
IS diinaged, and the cruisers Novik ar.d Pallada
are at that port: thi Aekold reached Woo-Sunr.
bearins marks of nan) shells and having twelve
men killed and fifty uounded.=== Neutral law
•«ca» violated, ecordins to Che-Foo dispatches
■when Japanese destroyers entered that port
and towed away the Russian disarmed destroyer
Ryeshltelni; Russia has entered a , < ,' . 1 ; m pro
test through France to Japan, and all the great
powers fear that the %var may overlap the
boundaries eet by t!i« note of Mr. liay.
DOMESTlC— President Roosevelt received and
addressed the Porto Rican school teachers vlslt
irg the L 'ted State*. expr«>sing greet Interest
In their work. = William J. Kryan was
beaten la the third and final stage of his eon
«ft iS Connecticut for $50,000 from the estate
of the late PhUo S. Eonnett. ass The arrest of
an Italian woman near Troy was beile\ed .to
have an Important bearing on the "Black Hand
society cases. =-=^ A receiver was appointed
In Boston for the Supreme Council of the
American Legion of Honor, a * m ** Ct **?™'
Kar.izatlon. — — Retail meat dealers in Chicago
decided to esk Mayor Harrison to intervene In
the meat etrike rioting continued In the busi
ness streets, — — : Visitors to Esopus discussed
State politics and the Mormon questtlon sriUl
cr- Judge Parker.
ClTY —Stocks were Irregular at email price
changes. == Chairman Cortelyou announced
that President Roosevelt would not make any
speeches ii. the campaign. ===== "SV. F. Sbeelu^
Jt»B9 learned, has gone to Maine to da political
work ==-= Search was begun lor a man said
to be a leader in naturalization frauds.- -~
The beef strikers continued active and attacks
on non-union drivers were many; the packers
filled the places of many workmen who bad
•one out. ===== Fast train* were greatly en
dangered when four trusses of a bridge at Two
hundred-and-fourtb-st. and Bronx Park fell;
three workmen »ere hurt: ten thousand com
muters "ere forced to walk through the woods.
~== Warrants were issued by a Brooklyn mag
istrate for the arrest of four kidnappers of an
Italian boy. and the police were told to tak«»
tie prisoners alive or dead. ===== An i*nimowii
luan wafi killed by a motor train at an u..
cuarfied grade crossing on Coney Island.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Partly cloudy and warmer. The temperature
yesterday: Highest. 76 degrees; lo? rest. C 4.
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AFRAID OF MX PARTY'S RECORD.
It Is now a mouth mucc the nomination of
Judge Parker, and »— taint move than a month
since that of Mr Roost relt We never knew a
campaign to go along so energetically for such
a period without an Uwoe. It Is a novelty la
". American politics, lrnere lasses are as thick In
tie £3: as bricks at a shindy, A brave spirit
* tew and then Las hazarded the opinion that this
*v»s the liiiic or tliut v.as the i*«-u^, and bis
hardihood has always been greeted with a con
temptuous roar— "Aw! that's not the issue."
Scrue Republican newspapers suggested that
the disharuiocy. Incapacity, radical conserva
tism or conservative radicalism; the 1901 bi
metallism, which is neither the old familiar na
tional bimetallism n^r ;et the glorious interna
tional bimetallism, but a curious bifurcated bi
metallism, wherein one-half of tbe party is for
cm metal and the other bait i" for the other —
i the Sepublicaa press suggested that all
of there things cvhlcb aic the political
assets ef the . Democratic party were the
Issue, forthwith op went a cry tbat the Be
publican party was biding the Issue. There is
ii<> doubt that some credulous persons believed
the party had the Issue somewhere about Its
clothes and was iD3kii:pr ofT with it. A hue and
' CTJ vras niif-al. The Democrats bewailed the
. Issue lost, strayed or t-toleu. The Republicans
kept en calling attention to bifurcated bimetal
■ Mem and asking if such a monstrosity as that
■ Tras to be admitted into the political arena.
It is proved now beyond perad venture, after
til* lapse of a month, that th« Republicans Lad
not stolen the issue. Ihe freak from fit. Louis
■was, alter all. what has attracted the public at
tention ell h!o:i£, and our ttstfsjfulshed oppo
nents tav<» been doing their best to make the
;!cuous'j<»s» of tlieir past aa inconspicuous
Judge Parter hi the forefront of this move
ment In his speech he employs the expedient
I bis lons erperler.ee on the bench suggests—con
. fession and avoidance. The way he avoids th»
Democratic party suggests a surgeon handling
infectious matter. Not once ie the course of his
r cratlon, columns long, dots be mention the Dem
ocratic party. He thanks the convention for
the considerate way in which it received his
telegram. He uses the adjective Democratic
t^ice, applied to President and to Corjrrcss; but
. the party, dear no! be would have us forget It
.He takes the same liberties with the Demo
-cratlc platform as be did in his telegram on
July 9. :':•;:■
Thus we hare our new Cleveland rising en*
perior to (mention It only In whispers) the Dem
ocratic party. The epeeoli is one long state
ment: "I am the issue; please forget the party."
It reacLe* Its climax when he bays: "I shall not
"he a candidate for nor shall I accept a renoml-
Why this renunciation Bemuse "I am fully
"persuaded that no incumbent of that office
"should ever be placed in a situation of possible
"temptation to consider what effect action
*|tak*P by him in an administrative matter of
"great Importance might hare upon bis politl
«■* fortunes." In other words. "If you elect
**»*, job are trusting tbe fortunes of the country
to Alton B. Parker, not to the Democratic
"party. I «ba;i Dot be beholden in anywise to
■tte bifurcated freak that nominated me." A
ejmdMate. like aa editor, is known by what he
' *■•*• *«»» "Woe pencils- the Democratic
part*, and Indirectly acknowledges that when
the Insane and unsafe gets a certificate of "sane
and safe," thougb to be congratulated on his
presumptive escape from the bondage of rat
tletv-bang ideas, he is to be treated with circum-
ran CHIEF JCDGESUIP.
•llie New-York Times'* Is in error vrhen It
! The plan which the Republicans first con
I ccived was to five Judge Werner the no rnlna
lion for chief judge and Judge Culler, th e °°™ 9
lnatlon for associate Judgo. It J»"_* )e^ w !
evident to them during the last t * , da^f, 1 .J 1 t
ever, that such action on their part would not
be indorsed by the Democrats. On .the con
trary, It became plain that If the ticket «£«
Werner and Cullen. and ,™t Mullen »nd
Werner, the Democrats would claim that tl.«
Republicans were making merely a pr« e £ce of
1 non-partleanshlp because they realized trie out
come of the contest was doubtful and^ere dc
i eirous of making sure of the chief Judge ship for
a Republican by an empty concession to the op
At no tfme Las any such plan been in the
minds of toe leaders of the Republican party.
A few newspaper paragraphers navo made
guesses about Republican intentions which Lave
excited Democrats anxious for some excuse
to represent tho act of the Republicans with
relation to the Court of Appeals as forced
upon them by unwelcome circumstances and
otherwise detract from its credit. But no story
of any Intention to put Judge Werner in the
chief Judgeship has been based on any trust
worthy authority. The plan to name Judges
Cullen and Werner was first advocated edi
torially by The Tribune. On July 29 It an
nounced that if Judge Parker resigned In time
the Republicans might be expected. Indepen
dently of any deal, to nominate these men. giv
ing the first place to Judge Cullen It knew
whereof it spoke. At no time since have those
influential In Republican counsels thought of
following any other course than the one which
The Tribune foreshadowed. Judge Werner
himself has. wo believe, from the first conceded
precedence to Jud,:e Cullen. and the Rochester
papers, which may be supposed to be In har
mony with him. "The Democrat and Chronicle
and* "The Post-Express." both took up The
It Is not the Republicans who would like to
shuffle Judge Culleu out of the chief Judgeship.
but David B. Hill and Judge Parker's Intimate
friend Danforth, and the other election thieves.
who found Judge Cullen an uncomprom l* n*
foe to fraud when they stole the Senate In ISJI.
To the honor of Judge Cullen be It said that be
has refused himself to raise a finger to secure
the chief judgeship or. even while his hope of
advancement seemed entirely dependent on a
Democratic convention controlled by II» 1, to
sanction any arrangement with Hill by his
CANDIDATE AXO PLATFORM.
Judge Parker In his speech at Esopus last
Wednesday described the Democratic national
platform as "admirable." He Intended his bear
ers to think-and rightly-that the platform was
an "admirable" one to stand on, though from
an examination of his speech 0110 might be
tempted to believe that he felt It was an ad
mirable" platform to run away from. Indeed,
on most of the positive and important issues of
the campaign Judge Parker showed himself
rather awkwardly out of touch with the party
which gave him its Presidential nomination.
The Democratic candidate referred at Roso
mouiit with becoming modesty to bis success In
forcing on the national convention a vague and
Indirect expression of opinion on the money
question. The convention refused to recant or
modify it« free silver coinage declarations of
I£B6 and HWO; but. driven to the wall, it con
sented to let Judge Parker run for the Presi
dency on the understanding that he personally
had been converted stoce IJjOO to the single gold
standard. Judse Parker noted, but did not dis
cuss, this divergence of opinion. He did not pre*
teud that his own views and those of the con
vention on this issue had been, or could bo, har
The national platform denounced protection as
"a robbery of the many to enrich the few.* 1 It
demanded a tariff "limited to the needs of the
government, economically administered"— that
Is. presumably, a tariff for revenue only. Judge
Parker would not commit himself on the gen
eral Issue of tariff for revenue or tariff for pro
tection. He merely criticised the Inequalities of
the present rates, and indulged the "hope" that
"6ome measure of rcUef might be given by the
Joint action of a Democratic House of Repre
sentatives and a Republican Senate. He la ap
parently willing to tolerate the "robbery" of
protection— at least until the Presidential can
vass is over. If elected, however, ho would
have to yield, as Mr. Cleveland yielded, to party
pressure for another Mills-Morrison or 'Wilson-
Gorman anti-tariff crusade.
The Democratic platform attacked the tra*t
issue with a food deal of fierceness. Tt said,
among other things:
We demand an enlargement of the powers of |
the Interstate Commerce Commission. . . .
Wo demand a strict enforcement of existing
civil and criminal statutes against all trusts,
combinations and .Tionopolles; ar.'l we demand
the enactment at such further legislation as ,
may be necessary t" effectually suppress them.
Any trust or unlawful combination encased In
Interstate commerce which Is monopolizing: any
branch of business or production should not be
permitted to transact business outside the State
of its orteiu. Whenever it shall be established
in any court of competent Jurisdiction that such
monopolization exists, such prohibition should
be enforced throusrh comprehensive laws to be ;
enacted on the subject.
Judjre Parker's comment on this declaration Is:
What Is needed is not bo much other and dif
ferent laws as officials having both the disposi
tion and the courage to enforce existing law.
T! ; Democratic candidate, while posing as an
t o« my of die trusts, not only belittled the party's
do ..;id for aggress* antitrust legislation, but
Bi«4j carefully avoided approving the contentions
on wStleh the Supreme Court's Northern Securi
ties decision was based.
Tbo Democratic platform Insists that "wo
"ought to do for the Filipinos what we have
"done already for the Cub-ins"; that we ouKht
to "promise nt once to set them upon their feet,
"free and Independent, to work out their own
"destiny." Judgo Parker cays nothing about
"freedom" or "independence." Ho flatly de
clare a :
Tho accident of war brought the Philippines
Into our possession, and we are not at liberty to
disregard the responsibility which thus came to
us; but that responsibility will be best sub
served by preparing the Islands as rapidly as
possible for eelf-rovernment, and Riving them
the assurance that It will come as soon as they
are reasonably prepared for It.
But, though he broke with the platform on
these four Important Issues, Judge Parker knew
that he could not escape the associations to
which his candidacy condemned him. He rec
ognized that his personal views must In the end
yield to the fixed doctrine of tho organization
which be serves— Its will must be law in
Democratic legislation or Democratic adminis
tration. As a candidate, therefore, though be
nsay have dissented Individually from the con
clusions of the platform In many particulars, he
did discreetly and wisely in describing it to the
representatives O f tho men who framed it as
a tTEjjrej exceptios.
Sunday bicycle races at Vailsburg, N\ j con
tinue unchecked iv toe preseuce of multitudes
of spectators. It must be considered surprising
that iv our neighboring State, which contains so
many people who are strongly opposed to
money making sports and games on the first
day of the week, there has not been an agita
tion sufficiently strong to put a stop to viola
tions of the law of this kind. Years ago New-
Jersey closed the gates of every track which
NEW-YOBK DAILY TBIBUNK. SATfcWSDAY. Al(;i ST l&_jm L
had been used for the racing of thoroughbred
horses wltliln its borders, because the gambling
was doin? a great deal of tmrm. and Monrnouth
Park, Guttenburg and other places were given
over lo the Looting of the owls.
That was a Military purgation of tne Stste
from the evil Influences of the racetrack gam
blers. Later every faro dealer in Long Branch
and every twirlcr of the roulette ball found ms
occupation gone. Except at Vailsburg. *evr-
Jersey is coinmendably free from reproaeli with
regard to open and flagrant gambling or viola
tions of the Sunday law. and many peop.e
wonder why that village is an exception.
MUCH JOT TO KVSSIA.
Hearty congratulations are to be given to the
Czarina and to the Czar and to the whole Rus
sian people upon yesterday's happy occurrence
at Peterhof. The desire of years is granted in
the birth of a son to the imperial pair. That
makes this a day of great joy to Russia. True,
General Kuropatkin la still in retreat. True.
Port Arthur is on the verge of falling into the
hands of the Japanese. True, the Port Arthur
fleet is shattered and scattered. For the mo
ment, however, these things will be forgotten.
The thunder of battle and the lamentations of
defeat are unheard in the presence of the first
faint cries of Alexis Nicolalevitch.
Nor is it without reason that It should be so.
In a monarchical country nothing is more neces
sary than the preservation of a satisfactory
succession to the throne, and the direct succes
sion of male primogeniture is always tne most
desirable. Down to yesterday no such succes
sion was assured to the Czar. His four chil
dren were all daughters. It is true there is no
Salic law in Russia, and the Czar might have
designated one of his daughters as heir to the
throne. But that would have been a daugerous
expedient, In the face of his brother, the popu
lar Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch. who
was universally regarded as heir presumptive,
and who, in case of a disputed succession, would
havo had a powerful following. To-day all
such doubts and uncertainties and fears are
past. There Is no more an heir presumptive.
There is un unchallengeable heir apparent.
That means much for the Holstein-Gottorp
dynasty. It means much for the Russian Em
It means more than words can tell to the Em
press and to her husband. The place of that
charming princess at the Russian court has not
been au easy one. She has been made tho
target for brutal intrigues ami abuse and
sneers on th.) part of members of the court,
who dlsliko her for her English blood and Eng
lish ways, and who bare for years and in her
failure to bear a *<>n a facile opportunity for
annoyance, and even for suggesting a separa
tion between her and her husband. To-day
the triumphs over her enemies and takes her
rightful place In precedence. Intrigues and
cabals will now be abandoned, or will become
futile. There will he a larger measure of hap
piness within the palace walls than heretofore,
as. wo may hope, there will be more pel and
loyalty without them.
Tho Tribune is assured by Judg« Parker s sec
retary that he delivered his address of a■••■•■!'«
ance on Wednesday exactly as it was furnished
to tho press, and did not Interpolate a passage
on the gold standard, as circumstantially re
ported on Wednesday evening by "The Globe
and "The livening Sun." On what it supposed
to bo good authority, the statements of persons
wiio professed to have followed tne speech^and
noted the alleged Interpolation, The Tribune
yesterday refc*»d to the matter in a news arti
cle We take ileasnre lv giving the fullest pub
licity to this denial xnailo en behalf of JiKigo
AFTER THE BOBTIE.
The Russian navy has shoi Its bolt and has
not bit the mark. That seems to be the story of
the Port Arthur sortie. he object of thai dash
ing move was to make good the fleet's escape.
to Join the Vladivostok squadron or tbo Baltic
fleet, or at least to Inflict some heavy loss upon
tho Japanese, even though the Russians perished
in so doing. H does not appear that any ma
terial loss has been inflicted upon the Japanese.
We could not expect the Japanese themselves to
report it if there were tiny; but we may be sure
the Russians would make It known at the earli
est moment, and it seems likely that the Chinese
would learn of It and spread it to the world. In
thai particular, then, the sortie failed. Neither
doe« it appear that more than a small part of
the Russian fleet has escaped. One lorpedo
boat got to Che-Foo, where It might have lain
In safety until the end of the war had not tho
Japanese gone in and seized it; of which Inci
dent we shall presently cay more. Several
others, Including a damaged battleship, have
reached German water * at Klao-Chau, where
they will probably have to Uo btill till the end of
the war, for if they go out to-day they will run
the risk' of meeting th«; Japanese Just outside
There are rumors of a few other minor vessels
scattered here and there. The bulk of the fleet.
Including all the battleships save the one, is sup
posed to hare put back Into Port Arthur.
Such an outcome of this brave essay must bo
disheartening to the Russians. They can scarce
ly hope to make another sortie, If they do.
its chances of success or even of profit will be
far less than those of the first one. Yet if they
do not make one there is nothing left for them
but to perish like rats in a trap. The Japaneso
are remorselessly pressing In closer and closer
to the citadel. Already their guns nro throw
ing shot and shell into the heart of Port Arthur.
The placo can scarcely be much longer tenable.
There Is no hope of succor. If the Baltic fleet
starts to-morrow, as hns been promised, It can
not reach the Yellow Sea within fix weeks. If
within two months, and it is Idle to suppose
Port Arthur can hold out bo long. As for Gen
eral Kuropatkin. he continues his retreat to the
north. It is a masterly retreat, no doubt, for
which, in the circumstances, bo deserves much
praise. Nevertheless, it is a retreat, a/tvay from
and not toward Port Arthur. No help can be
expected from him. The place appears, so far
as human knowledge and power are concerned,
to be doomed, and the ships that remain within
its harbor are doomed with it.
The Incident at Cbe-Foo, to which we have re
ferred. is a disojuletliuc one, filled with ominous
potentialities. Upon the faco of the case, the
Japanese seem to have committed on* of th*»
cravest possible breaches of international law.
If the reports are true, they have violated the
asylum of a neutral port by entering It and
making war upon a law-nbidln? vessel. It Is
said they did not know the Rnqslnn slrp had
been dismantled. That does not matter. It was
China's business, not theirs, to look to that.
Some say they merely tried to find out If Bh<»
was dismantled, and that tho Russians attacked
them while ih*>y were so doinjr. But that was
not their business, either. It was for the Chi
nese to see that the vessel was properly di*
ntltd. All the Japanese could do n«is to
hold China responsible for the conduct of the
Russian ship to which she was giving asylum.
They had no more business to go In there and
do as they are said to have done thnn they
would have to enter New-York Harbor and seize
a Russian ship. The Incident, as reported, is so
surprising and so inexrllcnble that we must bop*
It will prove to have been tnlsreported or that
the Japanese government will promptly dig
avow mid make « mends for what seems to have
been an Indefensible act. Wo do not want to
see Japan breaking the law of nations. It would
be an unKpoakah]* calamity to have the neutral
ity of China violated and the whole Chinese
Empire thus Involved In th« war.
Mr. Bryan now says that Judge Parker is
certain to be elected. But be was Just as
confident In 1806 and 1900 that tha Democratic
candidate— whose name was not Parker then-^
would become President of the United States,
The Nebraska politician was never a true
■prophet. _ ' \,
Daniel may be thrown Into the tiger's den. but
he manifests no desire to get In of his own ac
cord. _ ri--U"r.i-
Th<» Vladivostok prize court grinds out a job
lot of International law to eutt Its own oc
casions, but It is not at all likely to be Incor
porated Into the world's codes, or final In the
adjudication of particular cases. Probably the
Czar tribunal at The Hague will "blue pencil"
and reverse a good deal of it when the time
arrives for its action. if it finally comes to that,
as It Is not unlikely to do.
How these great Democratic statesmen love
one another! Here is ex-Governor Hogg of Texas
making this candid comment on ex-Judge
Parker's speech of acceptance: "In diction It
"is elegant. in promise It Is faint. In material
"discussion it is a trimmer. Upon the whole.
"it la very good for a New- York Democrat."
The wireless telegraph operating In shadow
of the gateways of his hitherto Inviolate temple
exceeds In wonder anything which the Buddhist
Pop© at Lhasa has stored away In his ancient
reliquary of mysteries. Pretty Boon he will
be rigging out his palaces and chapels and
monasteries and shrines with all sorts of up to
date electrical apparatus, co that he can put
himself "on the wire" with Peking, or Calcutta,
or London, or New-York whenever he likes.
He will thus not be 60 mysterious and exclusive
as he was. but should not be less Influential,
while he would be a good deal more popular and
intelligible, as a modern Pontiff, to meet the
needs of the time, ought to be.
Chicago naturally objects to being merely the
location of a Democratic bureau under the Tag
gart regime. She wants the whole outfit.
Nearly a month after the nomination of Judge
Parker, and notwithstanding all the heroics and
hysterics, occasioned by his gold plated telegram,
ex-Senator Pettlgrew, of South Dakota, still
maintains, as he told his fellow Democrats at St.
Louis, that "they might as well have nominated
Boom velt as Parker." Possibly he may yet con
clude that it would have been better to nominate
In August Sundays Coney Island may reach a
total of a quartf-r million pleasure seekers. A
fairiy considerable leisure class on the first day
of th' 1 rrcok!
We do not have to avoid a definite and con
clusive committal on the most important issue
which has recently been before the people, and
which may at any time in the near future be be
fore them again. Upon the principles whioh
underlie the issue the convictions of half of our
number do not clash with those of the other
half. So long as the Republican party Is In
power the gold standard is settled, not as • mat
ter of temporary political expediency, not be
cause of shifting conditions in the production of
goid in certain mining centres, but In accord
ance with what we regard as the fundamental
principles of national morality and wisdom.—
77/ r TALK OF TTTK DAT.
Th!"! Is a serious contribution to the sayety of
nations. It !s from "The London Christian World":
"Mr. Henry O. Davis, tua Republican candidate
for the American Vlce-Presldftncy, Is a capitalist.
sad was probably Dominated to bind the capitalis
tic element to th« Republican ticket. The out
standing fact about him Is that he Is eighty-one
years of 00-».0 o -». It Is curious that In America, where
youth is idolized, a politician In his ninth decade
should be liorj.lnatcd for the second office In the
Stato. Mr. tstona was. of course, about the.
Mm" «».-« when' ha became Prime Minister for the
East tlmo. Mr. Davla is to marry a eoi-fiag&nartaa
widow l>cfor» the I'residentlal •lectio::."
THE INELASTIC DOLLAR AND THE INVITED
Term sense fore lommenade for* eh*e ann 1.
t^.v. stins fore, peenutu wtcfa lie haff-too hi.
term terao apencc far isidpsho arm thatt malks
Allmoaat a had dollur thatt Itt talks
befo&r we sett in the bigg tent a tall.
a Mrkus tnitiks a (ivllur <>fr.' v smal.
.Ann wfr.n v pay anuther riffty sens*
too Kott us boath It skis uv tl.ro UIKK tent*
th.-iit leevs term M>nv» enrt Iff she wants too atay
"I <_••> 6oa thea consurt part wot wll 1 lay.
wtej hafrtoo have thee lemmer.ale ln<>
!•• us th«e day 1 «st hur Iff shsed go
■bee seda shee alwuj llk^d too go ann M
re.M lemmenade « r.:i %yee is h' tt unit drl.
l*v kors v koodunt watch the« ellyfui ts
«.nr. not! hay peenutts. too sax fore ',-r.n e-nse.
I ••"-a tve gott Itt fl»:«rered down in lo
us poeslbul ann talk in the hoal sho
«-x.«ept th«e con?urt. Iff thee wants too stay
fore thatt I wander wot o:i urth lie «ay.
iv gott too taik bar eui Iv ast hur too.
1 wlaht 100 pooducs 1 tK>o ■rot too do
Too k«.-pe hur frum thee consort ann nott no
!m« term aense 6hort uv havan enuf do*.
butt like uz nott *ho<i stay rit^ thare ann I
wll haft too start too go inn tel hur wt
Wot Ml shee think uv m«. 1 alwus thott
h dollur wua on dttia offle lott
Iv munnev i >u t ltt seirns so turtle smal
en Flrkua clay itts harJly nunn a tall.
Tliat waji a very fins distinction drawn by the
Venetian shopkeeper who put these announcements
In his windows: "English Is Spoken." and •'Ameri
Ovsjrdoae.— JaspAr— l oftm wonder why Jenkins
Is not more popular, for he i:". th^ most polite man
Jumpuppe is Just th« trouble. He Is 50
confoundedly polite ho leaves the impression that
ho wants to borrow --(Town Topics.
A benevolent society in Baltimore has Interested
Itself in promoting tao use of pure milk. and states
Its purpose in a circular, which says: "It Is the
wish of the trustees to reach the deserving Infants
with this milk entirely or exclusively through the
physicians and dispensaries of this city." "The
Buffalo Commercial" would like to know how the
good or dcrervlng babied are distinguished from
the bad ones. How is the eligible list to be made
"How long have you been married?" asked the
prim i donna.
"Only -ix months this time," replied the beauti
ful soubrette; "but putting them all together, t
Bupposo I've been a wife for three or four years, at
least.* '-^Chicago Record-Herald.
"Pome men Be<*m born with a s^rapbook Instead
of ■ mind." cays "The London Spectator." "All
their experiences, however sained, remain discon
nected, and are merely a selection of oddments—
selection which gets bigger as they get older, but
out of which they can mako nothing. While they
are very young no one, perhaps, notices their men
tal misfortune. They display their scraps with
pride, and receive praise for their quantity and their
«i utility. A good memory I* a sufficient equipment for
a starter In the raco of life, and it la amazing how
far it will take a man. even when childhood Is lon*
past and he has his way to make In the world.
Socially speaking, the scraptook-mlnded have al
most always a superficial success. Perhaps the
form of scrap «xchango in which they excel most
Is of a personal nature. They forget nothing.
They know what So-and-so does, and they know
what ho or she did. and even very likely what
his or her grandfather used to do; but as to what
he and she actually are. though all the evidence Is
before them, they can form no estlraata Their
store of knowledge does not help them to any
F'> ii T nKra<?rful.— NiMl— T had expected to enjoy
myself so ut her luncheon. She had some delicious
green corn ebpe.ially for me. but unfortunately
she had invited a number of men.
"Uraciousi I wouldn't let a man see me eating
corn off the cob."— (Philadelphia Ledger.
Mayors appear to have had their troubles two
centuries ago. At Bielefeld, Germany, there Is a
tombstone with this Inscription: "Here lies Johan
nes Burggreve. who considered his election as
Burgomaster of this city the greatest misfortune
of his life."
Dealer— Here ts a cigar that is all right for the
money. We ecll It seven for a quartet-.
Customer— Well, that is a good many.
"Yes. but you don't have to smoke them, you
"Oh. I didn't think of that Tou may give me a
quart«r'a worth. They'll be handy to treat my
friends wtth."—ißoston Transcript
About "People and Social Incident*,
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
ir»o« t»» rmmnsx bcmac.l _.._,„_
Washington. Aug. U-Generai Henry »ms«
Blngham. Representative fro;a the Ist n^!.
vanla District, and the wrier of the H .use
dlscusse.l Keystone State pehtlcs with the Presl
dent for i little while this nlternoon.
"We art going to retain a > the twenty-nine Re
publican Congressmen from Pennsylvania this
fall." said General Bingham. "and at the uej* elec
tion will very likely take one or more of the three
districts no* Democratic Senator Knox will be
elected to succeed himself by the legislature to be
chosen hi November, and so we Republicans of the
grand old State have noining whatever to com
An. r.g the Presidents callers to-day were John
Nugent. D. C. Kennedy and Benjamin Davis. West
Virginia miners, and ex-Senator Marion Butler, or
North Carolina. The miners assured President
Roosevelt that thlrty-flvo thousand of their fellow
craftsmen would vote for him this fall. Ex-Sena
tor Butler, who Is in Washington on business with
the Interior Department, will probably make a
number of Republican speeches this fall.
'I am going to take a vacation in about ten
days." said Postmaster General Payne, after the
Cabinet meeting. ' "Then I may go up to Wis
consin and look the situation over. Wisconsin, let
mo tell you. Is perfectly safe, and will turn In a
tremendous majority for Roosevelt and Fairbanks.
The fellows who attempt to delude themselves into
th- belief that It la a doubtful State do so only by
further fooling themselves in the belief that the
Wisconsin voters do not know how to read and
write. The voters we have in Wisconsin know Just
what they are about, and are as intelligent as
those of any other State in the Union. They will
know Just how to mark their ballots when the time
comes. The eooner the opposition shoutera. realize
this fact the sooner they will know why they are
going to lose the State. Besides that, we use vot
ing machines up there, and hardly any one could
go wrong when using them."
"Republican or Democratic voting machines?"
the Postmaster General was asked.
"When the returns come in after the election It
will look as though they were pretty good Repub
lican machines." he replied with a lau«rh.
Savo at New-London, whtro a number of enter
tainments will take place t'j-tiight. in connection
with the visit of th© fleet of th>j Maw T«S> Yacht
Club, the week end will be somewhat dull. No
entertainments of any importance are scheduled
for to-day, whilo house parties are likewfse fewer
In number these days, owlnc to the fact of so
many of the men being away ou the New- York
Yach Club cruise. Th* c'.'ihs h»re in particular
present a deserted ai^iearince.
ilxi. Ogden Goelct :• ft town W«dnoa*a9 fi>r
New- York, by tha 1 e'doca train, accompanied by
WAR VIEWS OF EXPERTS.
Port Arthur Fleet's Manoeuvre
— Amends from Tokio,
[FROM THE TKIB! NS BUREAtr.J
"Washington. Aug. 12.— Tha Information of th*
naval encounter between the Russian and
Japanese fleets la not sufficiently definite to
permit expert opinion on the ultimate effect.
Had It cot been lor the reported return of the
Russian chips or had the Japanese succeeded in
destroying th«ro, Iks naval problem for the Japan
ese would have been s lmpllfled. Of course. In seme
respects, the return of the Russians to Port Arthur
is en advantage to the Japanese. It prevents a
union between the Port Arthur ani tha Vladivostok
fleets of tho enemy. Naval opinion regards the
departure of tho Russian shlp# from Port Arthur
| as an Indication el Ihe desperate situation in that
quarter. There does not appear to have b^en any
other reason why th« Russians ehouM emerge at
this time, although somo officers here have a
j theory that the movement was in conjunction with
some evolution of the command at Vladivostok.
I Confirmation of any such notion is for the rresent
: lacking .
It is posstblo that the tactics of the Port Arthur
command were to keep the Japanese employed
near there. If this is so, «!:o result el the subter
fuge will become- known In a day or two. borne na
val officers, however, think the Russians possess
no definite naval plan which takes into considera
tion the seriously hampered force- at Port Arthur.
I It must remain a matter of conjecture Just what
the Russians Intend to do on the sea. The report
received at the State Department that the Rus
sians fled In defeat, gives no intimation of ihe ex
tent of the damage, and tho Russians may still be
able to accomplish much with the \essels which
! returned to the harbor. It is only a theory that
the Russian/ desired to reach Vladivostok, al
though that secir.s to be t!.o most reasonable ex
j planutlon of the latest movement.
The- action of tho Japanese at Che-Foo In l-earii-
J Ing the dismantled Russian vessel elicits or.ly ona
' comment, that t!;o Japanese have violated the rules
I of neutrality, for which th* government at Tokta
must make proper amends.
COMMENT ON PABKIR S SPEECH.
PEANUT 3 IN TJiE SPEECH.
: n oa The Maw-Tax Press.
In to very serious a matter as the publla dec
larations of a candidate tor tha Presidency of the
United States it is of r.o use to mir.ct* words. We
must say la plain English, therefore, that the ap
peal to the American voters in Mr. barker's speech
of acceptance 19 *.' slimy that it it was not. written
by David B. Hill, then Mr. Parker is a better mem
ber of double-dealer j than the peanut politician
lumself, perhaps mo very author of iliil's slip
pery proclamations which liuve earned for him
the contempt and disgust of straightforward and
honest citizens, whatever their political principles.
TUB ONE TERM FLEDGE OP W. J. BRTAX.
From The New- York Sua.
It is Mr. Bryan himself who now calls attention
to the circumstance that Judge Parker borrowed
the idea of an second term pledge from Bry
an's letters of acceptance. Perhaps judge Parker
remembered Hayes a similar declaration; perhaps
he didn't. At any rate ha must have recalled Mr.
Bryan's utterances on tha subject In his letters of
iy.x> and of WOO, for it 13 reasonable to assume "that
Juugd Parker read thoss documents with caretul
attention before making up his mind to vote on
both occasions for the apostle of free silver at the.
ratio of in to 1.
This U what Mr. Bryan said m ISM aad repeated
"So deeply am I Impressed with th* magnitude
>of the power vested oy the Constitution in the
Chief Executive of the nation, and with the enor
mous influence which he can wi«ld for the benefit
or Injury of the people, that 1 wish to enter tha
office, if elected, free from any personal desire, ex
cept the desire to prove worthy of the confidence
of my countrymen. Human Judgment Is r'Alli'ola
enough when unbiassed by selfish considerations,
and. In order that 1 may not bo tempted to 1 te tha
patronage of the onVo to advance any personal
ambition. I hereby announce, with all the em
phasis which words can express, my fixed deter
mination not. under any circumstances, to be a
candidate for re-election, la case this campaign
results In my election."
With this pledge Bryan began his flmt campaign.
and when he began his second campaign he re
newed the pledge in the words originally employed
Judge Parker pays to his eminent predecessor
and preceptor the compliment of the sincerest form
of flattery. He paraphrases Bryan's language
without improving upon the same in respect of dis
tinctness, dignity or candor.
It will probably be observed as th* campaign
proceeds that Mr. Orvan's admiration for Judg*
Parker Increases Just as fast as be discovers new
points of community of policy and opinion.
are his CURRENCY VIEWS poarrnnrf
From The Providence Journal (Ind.).
Most humiliating to the conservative Democrats
must be the candidate's mild platitude on the
monoy question. He virtually evades the ralifnt
point, merely referring to the fact that he had in
formed the convention that "I regarded |he gold
standard as nrmly and Irrevocably •utabllshcd."
Thus the country does not know whether the
Democratic candidate still thinks, as hi* voles of
1596 and 1900 would Indicate, that a 00-cent dollar
would answer or whether he believes the gold
standard which be helped by bis ballots to men
ace, is wise and Justified, or. like Mr. Bryan, ha
would. If the occasion arose, assail it In principle
and In practice. It can no longer bo conten<ldU
that Bllenco upon this issue does him credit. JSlcher
he lacks definite and logical convictions upon this
important subject or for political expediency sera
fit not to express them. In either c»ie he is not
quit* co desirous of having his views known as
he would have us beiiove from .Is telegram. He
has not followed that good «tart a» %he inJ&ht
have done, and In consequence he will not gain
the support of those independent voi-rs who await
ed his speech of acceptance. <-xp*3tinK him to
elucidate his opinions of tha cold sian'-'urJ so
candidly that there woulJ be M excuse tor mis
taking them. This incidental allusion to the eur
reney question la proof either that the candidate is
not positive lv his currency views or that he will
•sacrifice principle with the hope of unlfrins the
disrupted party. ...
Mrs. Catherine Moor?, of Paris, who la to t* *..
guest at Ochr© Court.
Mrs. William K. \-inderbllr, Jr.. has *•»,
Newport, where she is staying with Mrs. Ol!?*»
H. P. Belmont. William K. Vanderbllt. Jr., m^
his cousin, Cornelius. are both with th» fleat
the New- York Yacht Club, the one on bis tiu*'._
boat. the Tarantula, ar.d the other on tlj %.
looter, the Rainbow.
Mr and Mrs. Oliver Harrtman hare goa» %
Saratoga for a few days.
Colonel and Mrs. William Jay are ap— Cs»
week end at their country place Bear Katoaalj.
Miss Emily Parsons is staying with Sirs. fcTfm
G. Vanderbilt at Oakland Farm, the tatter's csna.
try place near Newport.
Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Slade have returned la
Cedarhurst. Long Island, from Coopexstowa. X 7.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bloane are making a stay %
the White Mountains.
Mrs. Lindsay Hoffman Chapln, who has basa
staying with her mother, Mrs. George P. flnftjejn
at Saratoga, returned yesterday to Lake Geortm
Miss Caroline Kins l>uer has left town for Itm.
Mrs. Louis T. Hoyt has cone to Southamftsx
Long Island, (or the remainder of the season.
Mr. and Mrs. John Claflln. who are at Was*
Harbor. Me., will return next month to their on*.
try place at Morristown. N. J.
Mrs. James L. Breese. who has bet.-, staying- at
Bar Harbor, has returned to Southampton.
INCIDENTS AT BAR HARBOR.
iBT TELEGRAPH TO TUB TRIBCXE.J
Bar Harbor. Me.. Aug. 12.— Dr. and Mrs. Robert
Abbe gave a dinner to-night In honor of Got.
ernor and Mrs. Montague. "of Virginia. Their
guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Casse!. Bishop and
Mrs. William Lawrence, Mrs. Schuyler Sch!e2alh>.
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell. MI&3 Palmer. Mr. an 1 Mrs.
Gardiner Sherman. Charles T. Howe and Mr. and
Mrs. John Kennedy.
Miss Charlotte Pendleton and th« Misses Holßbs
entertained parties at luncheon at the Swimming
Club. . \
Dr. George F. Baker gave a dinner at the Italian
William H. Sheehan cam* here to-day, and ts
the guest of Judge Abram R. Lawrence, of New-
J. Pleryont Morgan arrived In the harbor late
last night on his yacht, the Corsair.
Bishop Potter Is the guest of Bishop Mackay
Smith, at Wild Cliff, the latter's cottage In Seal
HAS NO SOUXD TIIIXKIXG.
Parker's Speech Marked by Errors
of Fact, Says A. 11. WaVcer.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Ex-Judge Parkers speech accepttae tin
Democratic nomination for th« Presidency is lust
ly subject to numerous criticisms, many of which
are mad* tn your editorial of to-day. I write to
point out some faults in that speech not men
tioned ta that editorial, but which constitute not»
worthy indications of the present condition ot Ex-
Judse Parker's mind.
In the first paragraph of his speech he atatas that
he resigned the office of chief judge of the Court
of Appeals in order to accept the Presidential nom
ination without possible prejudice to that court
or to the eminent members cf the Judiciary of this
State. But the truth '.3 that hia real reason for
resigning the office of chief Judge consisted In th»
fact that the constitution of New- York Droliftits
Judges from receiving votes for other than J'jffldal
offices. Judge Parker could have continued to hold
the office of chief judge unul March 4. 1305. without
any prejudice to that court or to any member ot
the judiciary of this State: but. In that event.
whatever electoral votes might have beea cast for
him IB New-York for President of the TJaltsd
States »ou!d have been Void.
la Iks second paragraph of his speech «x-Judg»
Parker states that ha sent his gold telegram "so
that hereafter am man could Justly say that fell
support had been BSCUfSd through Indirection cr
mistake." But the sending of that telegram can
never have that effect. In respect of any of me—
delegates to th» St. Louis convention whose vot»»
we're given to him before that telegram was sent.
but which would never have been given to hia at
all if that telegram had been sent before thcto
votes were given.
The third paragraph of his speech contains nearly
five hundred words in Its four sentences; and th»
aecor. . of those sentences alone contains over two
hundred words. Those four ■sasSBCSB contain »
number of errors of rhetoric and a number of
commonplace platitudes, but they do not contain
any original Idea whatever.
The fourth paragraph of his speech Is better than
the third. In respect of Its English; but it Is wors»
in respect of Ha ideas, because It Implies. without
proving, that th* limitation* al the Constitution
are "disregarded" by "officials" desiring to accom
plish that which to them seems good whether th*
power exists in them or not. This chaxga Is quit*
out cf place In the speech, unless it was aimed at
President Roosevelt; ar.d he is undoubtedly ths
"official" at whom it was aimed. But such *
charge or Innuendo ought not to have been gag
by ex-Judge Parker without some stated or known
foundation of fact: and no such foundation of
fact is stated to BBS —— •» I 3I 3 known to th*
public. _ ,
In the fifth paragraph of his «p«ech c -1- *•
Parker states that "statutes have been s»t asM»
as unconstitutional when it was dtfflcatt tt. point
out the provision said to be offended against ta
their enactment." and that this has been done "t
disregard of the fact that ours Is a government 0
laws." This mean* that tha Supreme Court of
tha United States, when adjudging that som*
statute or other was unconstitutional, did not Has*
that Judgment upon its constru.ttoa of the Cor
•itutlon. but made its decision Li "disregard of
the Constitution. This innuendo against tha su
preme Court 1 ' tho United States b identical "
a^ainsT t* '
also Identical therewith tn us d.-st-tucon 0 .
stated or known foundation. to _
The sixth paragraph of hla speech «*£*£*%&
patience of the restraints of law la b . e^ l ? l f4 onl."
and more manifest from dny to da: . . bu ..e^n
example thereof which the «2K&fSint»ti«»
said by him to consist in the fact that^'\?£\£ n
last few years many supposed cnmina. a h.-ne-c
seised and punished by mots. But iwnj -,ir i
have occurred in this, country . -^
century or more, and no such event to.^^T;,.
rtleVknV? to th* Presidential £««*»£*g£gs
crimes have which when they occur, a. \!o»w*
of the laws of the States .„«*,.>» «tves «*»
The seventh paragraph of hi* tve* ■ *£(&.■.
account of the recent hwtor • ..•idesf
&hr&%- IB Srwssrtfrs
relevancy to the Presldentla rf
The eighth paragraph of his speiech »®°^.
an *tteMipt to dertne the differ-- ■ eJ .
public and a moi
Judge. Parker is curiously erroneous. &» r e« «"
states that a monarchy :* w, 'other
erteii by an tndivld'.::t'
than those »nf.le or •anctloaed .■
b« news to William 11. ar..l a. so
thoa* monarcha have herefof.>re -
w^tb 8-ib'ect to constitutional 1!:: rU
5 a point upon which every achotar m IfeS wo"
ha» agreed. , tV . ,^^^-h: anJ
There are ten mor« paragraphs in the h &*
X would bo through them a.!, aa . 5 ,
n«t eight, tf I couM venture to ask
lon« a letter an would re^ilr. I r9^
to say that •x-Ju<Jp« Park-:
and even an astonishment ti> me b> r~;i^ «' w khl ,.
absence therefrom of 'oun.i a "'.' TTVmLtt th-»rf!n
of commonplace platitudes^ ■ «'S» To|,*sT o | ,*s an.l ofh«r"
of commonplace platitudes , v y L K>:n.
O^ow I °Bulldln f . Kew.'Yo'rk ffl, Aug. U. «*
LEAVES All TO "MARK IWIDI.-
The Will of Olivia laifsdon Clemens, His
Wife, Is Piled— Mr. Clemens Executor.
The will of Olivia Langdoa Cl e»««. J^ £
Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain" ) was »•«^
probate yesterday tn the Surrogate • <*£* «^ J
executed on May ft ISM. while «*• te*»wr
resident of Hartford. Conn. All the estate. r»
and personal. * left «•■ Mr. Sl^^ ioswy
and h* in named aa executor. No pemioao
been filed. «o tbat the approcslrsata amount ««
•stats Is not ascer^f