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\ ou LXIV. N° 21.180.
0. S. STRAUS FORESEES PEACE.
MEMBER OF THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL TIIIXKS FAR
EASTERX SETTLEMENT WILL COME SOOX.
Russia's Attitude to Arbitration Xot Hostile if Proposition Comes from
Japan— Will Xot Accept Mediation.
Oscar S. Straus, a mrmbrr of thr Hague Tribunal, yesterday expressed the opinion
that he would awake some morning soon to find that the Russo-Japanese war was over and
the Near and the Far Eastern^ questions had been settled.
While the official sentiment at St. Petersburg is that the prestige of Russia must br
vindicated before the idea of peace, can be entertained, there are those in high quarters
who conrirtrr that there is a bare possibility of ending the conflict by arbitration, provided
a proposition came from Japan direct.
It was stated from London that Japan had already tak?n action, which had failed, and
it was thought that President Roosevelt might move in the matter of ending hostilities.
It was declared by Ambassador Cassini, in Washington, that Russia will not accept
any offer of mediation at this time, and that she expects all governments with which she
hai relations to respect her wishes.
ALL EASTERN QUESTIONS.
Expects Settlement Through Great
Britain's Good Offices.
Oscar S- Straus, who Is a member of the
Hague Tribunal, when asked yesterday by a
Tribune reporter if he saw any significance in
the reference In the speech of Lord Lansdowne
• t the Lord Mayor's banquet In London to the
-widely prevalent desire" that arbitration
might be resorted to in the case of the present
war in the Far East, made what may be re
garded as a highly significant prophecy.
"I have long had the impression," Mr. Straus
said, "that we will wake up some morning and
find that through the good offices of Great
Britain, with the tacit consent of the signatory
powers to the treaty of Berlin, an arrangement
has been agreed upon by which the Near East
err; and the Far Eastern Questions hare been
settled by one stroke. That is to say, that
Russia will have come to an agreement with
Great Britain. and secondarily with the signa
tory powers, for having free access to the sea
through the Dardanelles, in return for which a
perrr.nncnt adjustment of the Afghan boundary
and Great Britain'? domination of the Persia;*
Gulf will be granted, and that in the Far East
Japan's sphere of influence will be recognized in
Ccrea. while Manchuria, with certain rights to
Japan secured, will revert to China. This dor.£,
the peace of the world will be insured certain]*
for our generation, and by the end of that timt
?b^ nations win have become so accustomed to
availing themselves of the Hi gue Tribunal that
•wars will be largely eliminated."
1 What is your reason for so optimistic a
view?" Mr Straus was asked.
"There is every reason for such optimism,"
t= said. 'The peace idea is uppermost in the
rrlnds of the Cabinets of Euro; as well as In
the minds of the people. The desire for peace
has been awakened and strengthened by Presi
dent Roosevelt's decision, In response to the
resolutions of t!.e Interparliamentary Union, to
convoke a second peice congress, In accordance
with the wish expressed and the plan outlined
lv the Haguo Conference of 1899. I have from
the beginning maintained that some phases of
this Far Eastern situation sooner or later will
h«re to come before the Hague Tribunal, as the
Interest of neutral nations nowadays is such
— " they cannot permit either of two com
baUats to exact such terms, especially when
territory is considered, as the victor may be
powerful enough to insist upon."
Is there any reason why Great Britain should
use her good offWs to end the war In the Far
East row?"
The nations have already sounded th» com
batants as to whether mediation was acceptable.
and it is not likely that any nation will insist
upon proffering good offices until an intimation
is received that they will be acceptable. Wheth
er such intimation has been given Great Britain,
■* is about to.be given, I. of course, cannot
answer. Within the last eighteen months some
twenty-five arbitration treaties have been con
cluded among the nations. Secretary Hay.
under the instructions of the President, has ar
ranged n special arbitration treaty with France,
end is about to arrange one with Great Britain
■ad w:th the leading nations which are repre-
KMed in the Hague Tribunal.
■ The arbitration movement is general among
the Rations, and the second Hague conference
which win be invoked by President Roosevelt
wiVi en!?rcc the scope and strengthen the peace
movement immeasurably. The war spirit is at
last affitning. and the dreadful carnage, marked
by such Infuriated heroism on both sides In this
Far Eastern war. will serve as an object lesson
for peace among the nations."
W safeteStoa. Nov. 10.— Careful Inquiry here
Ta: to develop any change within the last four
"eefcs in the attitude of this government t,ow
•*- the Far Eastern situation. There has been
»• move officially that could be construed as
locating a purpose by America to intervene
fc*r.veen the belligerents, It was stated, how
ever, several weeks ago, by one of the highest
authorities, that the President was only await
ing ■ suitable opportunity to do what he could to
terminate the present war. He was restrained
fct that time sad is now by the iron rule of the
State Department, that under no circumstances
or conditions shall this government make a for
mal offer to bring the belligerents to peace terms
unless both of then shall signify a willingness
to avail of his good offices. That point has not
m been reached in this war. it in known that
Japan, having been in full and free conference
the State Department here and with Mr.
Gnecorr., the American Minister at Toklo, for
many weeks paw Is willing to entertain an of
fer of good cfTices from the President or King
Edward lookir^' toward terminating the war.
bet k> far no such intimation has come from
Ruesia. and the slightest suggestion of an in
jefitSon to urge peace upon Hussia has aroused
kotn private and on; lal resentment on the
BUI of Russian cfllL-iais here.
ON WEDNESDAYS THIS MONTH,
B***Sttoer 36 an< 3 73. $ifc.oo by West Shore. $20.00 by
j^ew York Central. New fork to St. J^ouls and re
l^rn, where the gn?»t fair is at its best. Our ticket
*«<^u *:;. gladly give full UiformaUon.— Advt
*„«-, r^ y o^;. r in ;:r| ,n norths y ¥xv _ york. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 11. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^tJ^SS^SS**.
RUSSIA'S EMPHATIC NO.
Will Xot Brook Mediation Xotv,
Says Count Cassini.
Washington, Xov. 10— Emphatically, but with
all courtesy. Russia, through her ambassadors
abroad, has several times Informed the neutral
powers' that she will brook no mediation at this
time in her war with Japan. It can be an
nounced that Russia expects her wishes to be
respected by all the powers to which she has
communicated her views.
Count Cassini. the Russian Ambassador, said
to-night:
I can announce that I have very good reason
to believe that my government's emphatic op
position to any mediation at this time will be
respected and observed by all neutral powers.
Of the suggestion made in Great Britain that
the United States take the lead In a move for
Intervention, the ambassador hesitated to repeat
what he has announced so many times, that he
has positive assurance that this government,
while at all tirres ready to offer its services, has
not the slightest intention to take a step toward
mediation unless invited by both belligerents.
The Russian government is fully aware of the
\ lews of this government on the subject, and It
is considered unnecessary at the Russian Em
basssy here again to announce that it is confi
dent this attitude wljl be strictly adhered to.
RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE.
Would Consider Proposition Ema
nating from Japan.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 10, 7:25 p. m. — In official
circles Lord Lansdowne's veiled suggestion that
the Russo-Japanese conflict might be settled by
arbitration finds an unfavorable echo. The sen
timent prevails here more strongly than ever
that Russia's prestige must be vindicated before
the idea of peace can be entertained. The mere
fact that the suggestion comes from Great Brit
ain's Foreign Secretary does not tend to its
kindly reception here. The firm conviction is
expressed that Lord Lansdowne's suggestion
<-ould not have been the result of an understand
ing between the British and French govern
ments, it being stated that the Russian
view of the situation is too well known to her
ally to make it possible that she could have been
privy to such a move. The general opinion is
that Lord Lansdowne's suggestion was in the
nature of a personal trial balloon.
Hopeless as Is the Idea of bringing the war
to a conclusion, it seems, however, that there
are those in high quarters who consider that
there is a bare possibility of bringing the con
flict to a close on the basis of arbitration, if
such a proposition came directly from Japan.
Indeed, it is even intimated that Lord Lans
downe's suggestion, may have been inspired
from Tokio. Russia has announced again and
again that no proposition from an uninterested
rower would even be answered, but that any
proposition from Japan direct, no matter
through what intermediary, would be consid
ered. A proposal from Japan to arbitrate the
controversy would appeal strongly to Emperor
Nicholas. He is extremely proud of being the
author of The Hague Conference, and. in spite
of the difficult position In which Russian mili
tary prestige would be left by a cessation of
hostilities at this juncture, these competent to
judge actually entertain the belief that such an
offer on the part of Japan now would not be in
vain.
JAP AX HAS ACTED.
I\er Move a Failure — Hop^ That
Roosevelt Will Act.
London, Nov. 10, 4:r>T> p. m— Japan unofficially
has made representations to Russia looking to
peace. This action has resulted in failure, and
such representations, oven privately, are nor
likely to be repeated by Japan. Although the
Buggestion of a pi. iflc settlement was made un
officially, It actually had behind it all the weight
of an offer by the Japanese government. It was
made direct to Russia. No power acted as an
intermediary. The proposition was put forward
tentatively and unofficially, so that the Japan
ese government would be in a position to deny
any report that it was suing for peace.
The failure of these direct negotiations, how
ever, resulted in bringing Intervention within
a measurable distance. Foreign Secretary Lans
downe's plea for arbitration yesterday evening
at the Gulldhill banquet is taken here to be a
pointed suggestion to the Dnited States and
France that the time is approaching when the
powers must take some actio.:. It can be defi
nitely Ktatei that Lord Lansdowne made hia
speech with fuil k>..< ■ ledge thai lapan would not
resent a preposition ice from the
United States, France and Great Britain.
There is a definite impression here that the
initiative will come from President Roosevelt,
though the action will be joint. It is mooted
that Lord Lar.sdowne spoke co openly yesterday
evening only because he had good reason to
believe that Mr. Roosevelt, if elected, contem
plated making an effort to bring the belligerents
to discuss terms of peace. Lord Lansdowne's
remarks are held by those in his onfidence to
mean that whatever the United Suites may do
in the matter Great Britain will co-operate.
Continued on third page.
GREAT REWARD!
AH who sweeten their t<;i or <e.ffi*r> v.ith the
famous fRYHTAL DOMINO BUOAR derivi
mtisfactlon therefrom. It pl^asf-8 eye and paJute.
No waste whatever. Sold In 6 !t>. scaled boxes
or.ly. Grocer* everywhere.— Advt_
GENERAL. STOESSEL.
The defender of Port Arthur.
— (Le Monde Illustr*.
"AUTO" KILLS A WOMAN.
Machine Could Xot Be Stopped Be
cause of Slippery Asphalt.
Owing to the slippery asphalt, the chauffeur of a
large electric brougham, in which were Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. Solis. was unable to stop his machine
last night at Twenty-ninth-st. and Seventh-ave-.
and he ran down and killed a woman. The acci
dent happened in the presence of a large crowd,
nr.rt when the chauffeur attempted to drive away
several persons followed, and, had It not been for
the appearance of several policemen, he might
have suffered violence. The police wtr« compelled
to usf their night sticks on the crowd. The man
was locked up on a charge of homicide. In the ex
citement Mr. Solis and his wife got away, and
they walked quickly to Broadway, where they
boarded a surface car. They live at the Waldorf.
The dead woman was about twenty-eight years
old, and appeared to be an Italian. She has not
been indeniifled.
Wiiliam Vanderheyder.. of No. 177 Academy-st .
Jersey City, was the chauffeur
As the machine approached Twenty-ninth-st., In
Seventh-aye., the woman started to cross the street.
A team drawn by two horses blocked her passage,
and she stood near the sidewalk for a few seconds.
As she started a^ain the machine was within about
fifteen feet of ht-r. Vanderheyden sounded the
horn, but the woman failed to hear him. Several
pedestrians, too. shouted at her. She was knocked
down directly in front of the machine, and both
wheels passed over her body.
OLD RECLUSE MURDERED.
Act Shrouded in Mystery — Hints of
Quarrel with a Woman.
Patchogue, Lpng Island, Nov. 10.— The body
of Michael White, a junk dealer and recluse,
was found to-day in the woods at North Beli
port. The head was crushed in, and it 1p be
lieved that the man had been murdered and
robbed. Coroner Moore was summoned.
Michael White lived alone in a hut at Booner
town, about three miles from here. The body
was found by Rosie ManKic. She was walking
along the road a half mile north of the railroad
depot, when she discovered a pool of blood. Be
side the blood lay what afterward proved to be
a part of the skull and a portion of the man's
brains. From this spot a trail of blood led into
the woods, and the woman, following it, found
the body. Tho woman, vho is known as "Big
Rosie," is being held as a witness pending the
investigation.
It is said that the murdered man, whose real
name is believed to be Michael Bango, leaves a
wife and family in Italy. The authorities are
Investigating a story to the effect that the dead
man and an Italian woman quarrelled recently
over a business transaction as the result of
which the man owed the woman some money.
It is alleged tnat in trying to v -*y her he dis
played several parcels of money, but could not
make th» right amount, and that it was to
break a larpre hill that he made the trip to
Patchogue on Saturday.
He was la.'.t seen alive last Saturday. When
he left home on that day he told some of his
neighbors that he was going to Patchogue to get
a check cashed. He came here and cashed the
check, and it is supposed he started for homes
When he left here he hud between $200 and $300
on his person, but when his body was searched
there was no money found on him. It is sug
gested here that the man was waylaid, and Is
his efforts to defend him.self was roughly han
dled by his assailants, who were forced to
strike him on the head to subdue him. They
then took his money and fled and are still at
liberty.
Neighbors of the man paid that he was known
as an eccentric miser, and that it was generally
believed that he bad hoarded up considerable
money amassed in the junk business. He was a
middle as°d man.
FIXED TEX CENTS A DAY.
Woman Charged with Begging by
Rector to Pay for Two Years.
Mrs. Beula McCarton, an inveterate beggar,
has persecuted the Rev. Dr. Shreve Osborne,
rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. Newark,
for two years, until it became unbearable, he
says. Mr. Osborne lodged a complaint against
th* woman yesterday, and she was sentenced
by Police Justice Sweeney to pay a fine of 10
cents a day for the next two years. in that
time the woman will be under the supervision
of th probation officer. /
Th? woman has two daughters. TN? rector
and other witnesses said they had helped her
frequently, hut thought it time a halt was
..■;:••!. She is said to hi. got her living by
begging through Pennsylvania, New-Jersey and
New -York.
SIXTH ATTEMPT ON B. AND 0. EXPRESS.
Ties Placed on Track— Road Increasing Its
Detective Force.
Richmond. Vs., Nov. The sixth attempt with
in a few weeks to wreck train No. 1, an express
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, WSJ made
Monday night, near Kernatown. The train struck
a pile of cross-tits, but was no* thrown from th«
track, as ths ties were not secured. The road's
detective force has been increased and a determined
effort is being made to run down the would-be
wreckers.
THE WAR IX THE FAR EAST.
PRESS SCbWAY AD- FIGHT.
EXPECT LOXG LAWSUIT.
Municipal Art Society Makes Ap
propriation for Court War.
The Municipal Art Society, determined that
the disfiguring subway advertisements shall
be removed, decided, barring other form of
settlement, to carry the case to the courts, and
made an appropriation for such purpose.
Indignation waxed high at the attitude of
the Rapid Transit Commission, and Calvin
Tomkins and Colonel Henry \V. Sackett again
declared that the Commission hid no right to
allow the "ad." clause in the contract.
A letter from August Belmont from the
Commission came to light, in which he practi
cally complained that the decorations of the
stations would interfere with the advertise
ments.
Health Commissioner Darlington author
ized Professor Chandler, of Columbia, to
make tests of the air in the subway and re
port, his findings.
BELMONT ON ME SIGNS
Called Decoration Almost an Inter
ference with Advertising Privilege.
Determined to press to the end the fight to
tear advertising signs out of the subway, the
MuniripM ,Art Society last night referred the
question in all its legal aspects to Nelson
Spencer, of counsel for the society, and Calvin
Tomkins, the president, with full power to act
In case the Rapid Transit Commission will not
order th^ operating company to remove the
signs. At the meeting, where indignation waxed
hot against the disfiguring sitrns, it was de
clared that a long lawsuit would result, and a
Bpeeial appropriation was made for expenses in
connection with the fight. Individual members
offered financial aid.
The uncompromising attitude of the president
of the Rapid Transit Commission ana most of
its members in "standing pat" on the peculiar
clause In the contract which by inference ap
pears to permit unobjectionable advertising
has shown the society that in the end the
courts will have to decide the question. So last
night at a meeting of the directors and heads of
committees the subway advertising took prece
dence o:' all other business, and the members
expressed their opinions in terms whli h the ad
vertising concessionaires would consider almost
"unparliamentary."
There were present Mr. Tomkins. Mr. Spencer.
John DeWltt Warner, Colonel Henry W. Sack
ett. John Martin, William S. Crandall. F. Bene
dict HerzOK. Henry M. Earle, Charles R. Lamb.
F. Wellington Kuckstuhl. Edward B. Page, Karl
Bitter. John J. Murphy, of the Citizens Union;
William T. Evris and Mrs. Edward H. Hall.
Mr Spencer told the society that the Rapid
Transit Commission had no power to permit
*i{;ns In the subway; that any pretence at such
permission was merely a usurpation of authority.
Mr. Tomkins said that the subway was a street
—a public thoroughfare— he was sure ti.at
the commission had no authority from any one
to give a right to stick up signs along a street.
Colonel Sackett and John DeWiti Warner also
discussed the legal aspect of the question.
Henry M. Earle after the meeting said the
society felt that it would get no remedy from
the Rapid Transit Commission, so had prepared
to ask the courts for a decision. The cate would
be carried to the Court of Appeals if necessary,
he said. The society expected a long fight, but
was prepared lor it. One member wanted a
public mass meeting called, he said, that the
protests might be brought forcibly to the atten
tion of the commission. Some of those at the
meeting f*>'t that in the fight against subway
advertising the right of the company to maintain
advertising on the elevated road stations might
bbc questioned. Exactly the same points of law
would hold in both cases, it was thought.
Colonel Sackett said yesterday that it the sub
way advertising question was taken to the
courts he felt that only one decision could be
made.
•The subway company was organised for a
certain specific purpose, under tho art." said
Colonel Sackett, "a railway company for the
carrying of passengers in this city. There are
Borne things Incident to the operation ol a rail
• hich the courts Rave n "l to i>e proper
businesses, necessary, in some eases, (or the
railway company to engage In, a» ' ! ' maintain
ing of restaurants at trunk Une stations. The
advertising business Is rot one ol these inci
dentals, and could never be he! l to be
'The Riipi.l Transit Commission was organ
ized for a specific purpose under the l*tr, thp
laying out of a rouu- for th«- rapid transit tun
nel and the letting >>f contracts for ths tunnel
The commission was not organised to I*l adver
tising privileges which have M ' wllh
Continued uti *e< uutl i><Mt*-
JAPANESE. UNDER A FLAG OF TRITCE. BEA RING THE MIKADV9
MESSAGE TO GENERAL STOEBBEL AT PORT ARTHUR.
— (Illustrated London News.
PRESIDENT GOING WEbT.
Promises to Visit the St. Louis Ex
position on Xovember 26.
Washington, Nov. 10.— President Roosevelt
has promised to attend the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition on Saturday. November 28. Ke
made this promise to-night to a committee from
St. Louis, headed by Mayor Wells, who came to
Washington especially for the purpose of In
viting him to visit the fair. The probability
Is that he may remain In St. Louia until the
night of Sunday. November 27.
President Roosevelt has been anxious to go to
St. Louis to see the fair ever since It opened.
The campsipn. however, compelled him to re
main in the East, and in August he so informed
William H. Thompson, treasurer of the exposi
tion.
The committee to which the President this
evening gave hia promise to visit the fair con
sisted of Mayor Well*, William H. Thompson
and Corbin H. Spencer, first vice-president of
the exposition. Their train was late, ani they
did not reach Washington until 6 o'clock.
Through Secretary Loeb an immediate audience
with the President was arranged. The com-
Uiliee remaiasjH Alth him half an hour, and
each member urged the President to accept the
invitation, pointing out the appropriateness of
a visit of the Chief Executive of the nation
and the gratitude which would be felt by the
people of St. Loui? if he possibly could find
time to go. The President cordially thanked
the committee for the invitation, and. after
considering his engagements for the remainder
Of the month, he set Saturday, the 26th, as the
most favorable opportunity available.
. It is expected that the President and those
who accompany him will leave here Thanks
giving night and reach St. Louis early Saturday
morning. The invitation to Mr. Rooseveit, it is
understood, is comprehensive enough to include
any other persons he may wish to have with
him, and some of the memoers of the Cabinet
are likely to accompany him
Members of the committee are highly elated
with the promptness with which Mr. Roosevelt
decided to visit the fair. They fee] that his at
tendance will have an excellent effect, and that
the day of his visit will be the banner day of
the. exposition's history. They say that ar
rangements will Immediately be made for a tit
ting programme for that day, the chief feature,
of course, being a thoiough inspection of the
grounds and huiMinjr3 of the great fair, with
such other appropriate exercises as bent the
presence of the President For Sunday follow
ing, should there b«> no disappointment of the
committee's expectation that th- President will
remain in St. Louis that day, arrangements f'->r
his entertainment also will be n
Mr. Thompson and Mr. Spencer left here for
St. Louis t< --night. Major W.!:^ and L. D.
Dozier, a member of the executive committee
of :N j exposition, who i ami) with the committee
on invitation to Washington, will remain here
for a day or twr>.
THE COLUMBIA AGROUXD.
Big Cruiser Stick* in Pensacola
Harbor.
Pensacola, F!a., Nov. 10.— The big cruiser Co
lumbia, which is to convey Secretary Tafl and
his party to Panama, went ashore at 8 o'clock
to-night in Pensacola Harbor, and every avail
able tug of the port is bow on the scene en
deavoring to pull the v>:u vessel into deep water.
The cruiser was sighted off Pensacola Bar just
before dark, and it was thought would come to
anchor until daylight. Instead, a pilot was
taken on board and she crossed the bar in
safety after dark. At what is known as Horse
shoe Bend she left the course, ov. ing to the fact
that some of the ranges had been destroyed by
a recent storm. The cruiser is Its a position just
off the lighthouse, eight miles from the city,
and although all towboats and naval vessels are
endeavoring to move her. the effort thus far
has proved unsuccessful. It is expected that
sh** will be Boated without injury at high tide
In th*- morning. •
OFFICIALS CHANGE HOODOO NUMBER.
Servants Will Not Stay at No. 12 Polhemas
Place. So Department Hakes It No. li.
There came to l:sht in Broofc-yn yesterday a r.-w
phase of th« servant Kin problem, orhen a citizen
In |»oih< roufl I ■'■ • appealed ti> Bope.irlior Rooney.
of the Bureau r>f oompUiius. for a«l la ttli g the
number ,>f ih*» house char , fro;T. 13. "Any
old number will do." lie s-ta.-.i. "■ i loos a» It
is not l"" XIH worrltd <it.r:i rxplaised that
n<"lth«?r he nor -ny member of his family was li.
tho least bit BOperstltloos, but :hat they found It
lmposs.Me f> S^t servants to work ■.!■. .ho ho^se ue
< ansi .jf |1M iradttios bad lucic siii'poaeil to bo
aesociatt.l with 13
Investisfttion «how«l t::at the tot next to thai
numbered 13 hail bten bouciu • in* years u«o as
v yard for -^ house 'in iufc in irro!l-at.. .;u there
iv ..n no likelihood of as «-v<? uetnc built a. So
throupti itv- afsirtacce - f Mr. Rooney, H • D»P*rt
i.» sit of Highwayi coassates is change tlic cttt-
Ma's uutubar fi\»m U to U. He is now happy.
PRICE THKEE CENTS.
PRESIDENT FIiVETopARn
XOCHAXGE IX HIS POLICY.
Wm, as Heretofore/ Seek Advice
from Republican Leaders.
fFTOIf THE mi»UHS BfRCAV.I
Washington Nov. li».- Preside:. t Roosevelt
will not. as a result of th*» extraordinary indorse
ment Riven by the American pcop^ or because
nt his frankly declared determination not to j: -
cept another nomination ignore the leaders of h'=»
party or fail to improve every proper opportunity
to further the party's welfare. Those who ar->
in a position to speak with authority regarding
th» President's view* and purposes declare thas
th*>r» is no ground whatever for the assumptions
and the Insinuations thereby tmpli'-d by news
papers which have been antagonizing him that
tlie President will depart from his policy of con
sulting Republican leaders in and out of Con
gre?« as to all nominations for federal offices,
of seeking the advice of all Republican Sena
tors regarding appointments, in their States.
and of inviting the recommendations of Re
publican State leaders when filling vacancies *n
or selecting appointees from their States. On
the contrary, he will strictly adhere to his policy,
always Insisting: that the best interests of th«
nation and of the party shall be promoted in
every instance.
While it is true that r.o one can present to th«
President "any inducement to depart a hair's
breadth from what he believes to be the very
best line of conduct." It is equally true that in
all his dealings with the members of his party
In the past he has followed to the letter his con
ception of "the very best line of conduct." Many
years ago Mr. Roosevelt came to the parting o£
of the ways between Idealism In politics and
loyalty to party. As he has frankly stated or.
many occasions, he then determined that la
dividual effort could be productive of little - i -
tional good unless the individual allied himself
with one of the great parties. By choice sad
by inheritance, he declared, he was a Republi
can, and his conception of being a Republican
Implies the preservation of the organization anA
the promotion of its welfare; all of which makes
necessary dealing with the party as it exists.
Ml as the dilettante and the idealist might
wish it to be. Mr. Roosevelt has often said that
the President was not responsible for the mn
the various commonwealths sent to the Senate.
but he was responsible for the welfare of his
party, as he was for the preservation of the In
terests of the nation. To conserve the Interests
of the nation and at the same time avoid a dis
ruption of the only party which, in his estima
tion, will advance the nation's welfare. the)
President has In the past consulted with Repub
lican Senators regarding policies, and has ap
pointed the men they have recommended for
federal offices In their States, but he has in
variably insisted that they recommend men h»
could conscientiously appoint.
HIS VIEWS CLEARLY STATED.
In his "American Ideals" Mr. Roosevelt clear
ly denned his views. He said:
Practical politics must not be construed to
mean dirty politics. On the contrary, in tea
long run. the politics of fraud and treachery and
foulness are unpractical politics, and the ■ :
practical of all politicians is the politician wh-»
is clean and decent and upright.
In an article on "The Presidency," t
several year* ago. Mr. Roosevelt suiti;
The Senators are the ceasUUcUonal ;i .
of the President, for it must be remembered thar
his Cabinet Is not in the (east Uu the Cabinet
of which the Prime Minister is hen-i bi t!
lish Parliament The President a :..•
Senate are mutually necessary In matt- .a <-f
appointment. ... In practice, un< • our
party system, it has mm» to bt recognized th:-t
each Senator has a special right to be .consult
ed about appointments in his own State, if he
is one of the President's political party.
This will be the President's policy in th»
future, as It has be^n in the past. and. as win
he seen from h!s own words, the assumption
that he has dealt with so-called bosses or "Nad
ers" because he was a frankly avowed candi
date for election Is utterly without foundation.
Despite these clearly enunciated convictions.
however. "The New- York Times" says editorial
ly to-day:
The first fact that must strike anybody in
considering the situation created by the election
Is that for Mr. Roosevelt no more compromise*
are needed. The success they were intended tr»
secure is his. and it is so overwhelming that th*
petty influence of particular leaders of factions
vanishes into insignificance. The 'recognition "
which during the last three years could plauslbly
be claimed from the President by the Quays. tb<*
Ptatts, the Odells. tho Adiickses. has no longer
the slightest basis.
NEVER SACRIFICED CONVICTIONS.
Th M who know the President's mind— It
is an open book to those who know how to read
at all — assert with the utmost confidence that
In no single instance has he sacrificed his con
victions to his political ambitions, and the asser
tion of "The Times" that he has deviated from
that policy dictated by his "untramme'.l*i dis
cretion" to serve "the greater end" is as abso
lutely without foundation In fact as were all Its
statements about him last weeH-
Even had not the President long ago deter
mined and freely avowed his policy, the present
election would point the way to such a course.
Despite the many admirable- features of Presi
dent Cleveland's administration, it will go down
i:. history as an administration which disrupted
the farcy which made Mr. Cleveland President
and lef' it alternately at the mercy of imprac
tical and visionary theorists and of unscrupu
lous politicians. Such an example would not b«
lost on so keen an oh— as President Roose
velt, had he not already formulated a pokey
of his own.
President Roosevelt is both a clever politician
and an hones' one, and th-» though? cf those
who expect hin; to disrupt his parry by isTv>rir>sr
its component parts and COUdlKtbtfl his swcon-1
administration with a disregard of its welfare
that would augur i!! for the futurt- of the great
party of which he is the leader, is undoubtedly
fathered by the wish, rather trnn by soun.l
rwiTonlTn or by knowledge of the President*!
character and purposes.
TALK OF THE VICTORY.
Ten Thousand Congratulatory Met
sages Received by the President.
fnrou r-*fr -*f- T»fnt^ci v'.r.r.s-.'
Washington. Nov. :' Tei ■■ •-■' mesaay 1
congratulation on ttw resnlt e< tlw ttectlaa tern
been r»Tt-ive.: '>> rv lei t ; H i ■ Et«t» m!|
to-day brought tarr» number* of letter* Not with
standing tic tmmerun number, y Pr« deal has
derided that ■ ■■• one N to h? answered, and this
work, miv r«K,uir,> several w««*i
Secretary \\ , . .- rei'-.rr.->! ?-•■;: '.■. ■ :s hom<? in
lowa to-day, ard in tite afieriK^uo called at the
White !lom-*> to ropjtr jtulJte tfe« President. "A?
number of things contributed to llw •ondeiful .<—
suit ofOEocaday.*' he nU "Flm ana ttintam* wai
Urn tr<-!a«ni«>u» hiwbil popcti*(t*J of the sldeat
111 ll —lf He f —— popwtai i:-. cv. ■: y W«M«Tn State
thai any man in thor*» States. Wherevet I went T
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