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s*rnu£emcrits. ACADEMY Or MVSIC-2— B:ls— Checkers. ~"~~~~*~~ AERIAL OARUENR— M:2o~a Little of Everything. AMERICAN— >> U White TiirreM of Japan. lii:i.Aßoo THRATRE—*— Sweet Kitty B«n«tra. «'ASIN«>— 2~ S:ift— lift. I'aft I'ouf. «r»NEY lU\|. T>reamlau<l— Luna Park. „ OKITKRION— 2— *:a»— The •»tor. J>AI.YH THEATRE- 2— *»— Th* : -hoc.] Girl. OAIUUCX THnATUH— N-.T(f -Military Mad. HKKAI.Ii SQUARE THEATRE— 2—*:IO— The Girl from LTIUC TJn:ATan-2— fc— The noj-al Chat MAJKSTl*'— 2~S— !•>!» t<t ??\cr. ■* MANHATTAN AH THKATRE — The Strollers — I'Kin'm Fireworks. NEW- YORK THEATRE- 2— ■'('» The Maid and the Mummy. PARADISE ROOF «AKDENS— Vaudeville. PUINCEHS THEATHE— 2:3<>— B:3O— Little Sur :>rlKe. SAVOY THKATlin— s— B:lJ— Mr*. W.mre at the Cabbage Patrh. WAUJi'K'f 2:13 — f±— The County Chairman. WIJKT END »'4& A tat of l:.Kt Index to Advertisements. r*r*.Col.l Par«. Col. Amu**Hirrii» 14 r.-tlForvlrn HcKirts 10 4-» Autumn H»-s-«-t« B I H<!n Wanted 13 •• Hunkers & Brokrm.l3 1 llr.etruction " •»"« Tloard a. m».. . 13 4 ' lr.Kuram-f Adjuster!. .13 1 Brooklyn Jfojxrty I I^«w School* • « for file 10 P. l>»t IS * Riinltwss Chancr«...lS 4 MK.rri«jre.- * I>'.atsjs- . 7 Z>-« <T.aru"- of Name.. 13 2'0.-#-an Sl<um»r» ..:■.. IS 3 Oty Hotel* 10 •.••:•!'■ Notice* *..U « rttv property to la-V 10 2|Railr«ad« V.ll 5-0 City rrojwtty for IR«il K»Ut» 1" 1 Sale 10 3 it ltKi'>u« Nottre« .... 4 5-« Country Pr«|i«-ty for ! School Acenctes » » Fal« 10 2 -••>-. <.:i\ Notices 7 6 Country Property for I Steamboat* 11 " Sale or to Let 1" 2 Surrogate's Notices... 4 « Dividend Notices ...13 2 'The Turf 1* <* Dom. Hit* Wanted.. l 3 «-" T.) Let for Business n.aklnc IS 4 Purposes 10 2 F.ini in. in Agencies. 13 .'. Tribune Sub'n Rates. 7 6 Kxcursions 13 2-3' L'r.fumished A part - Burojx-an Advts 10 4' n.enti. to l*t l ft 3 Financial 13 2| Work Wanted 13 5-4J HVe^ ; l3orki3mlii itrfttn? t SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1901. TUL VEVS THIS UORXI\G. FORElOX.— General Kuroki began an attack on Hei-Ying-Tse, twelve miles northeast of Llao-Yatig. o i Thursday; his left wing -yester day opened a movement to drive the Russians toward the Tai-Tse. while his right continued the attempt to reach the railroad; Japan's com plete success at Liao-Yang depends on this movement. ~ The Japanese centre and left vigorously pursued the retreating Russians on Thursday and threw them into confusion; f fs.- Trie it is believed, is still held by the Russians, though unofficial advices said that the town was in flame*. ===== The reported Jap anese casualties number I »,<»oit since August 'Si. r ■ - Lieutenant de Cuverville and Lieutenant yon Gilgenheim. French and German naval at taches formerly at Port Arthur, are still miss- Ing. ■■ Twenty-six junks with provisions for Port Arthur were confiscated by the Japanese, and a Russian steamer sweeping for mines was blown up near the harbor. ■ Two English and two American war correspondents have left General Oku's army, owing to restrictions placed on their movements. . . ■ - Lord and Lady Minto had a narrow escape and five women were killed In a wreck on the Canadian Pacific Railway in Northwest Territory. == Prince George of Greece Bald the union of Crete with Greece could not be further delayed. ===== A letter left by the photographer who was anested In the Ascoll cope case, and who committed suicide, declared his innocence of the theft, and said the guilty man was too powerful to be punished. t^_^_" A statement was made by the travelling companion of C. B. Spahr. who disappeared from a steamer between Ostend and Dover. DOMESTIC— a report to the State Depart ment. Minister Bowen eaid that Venezuela was 3:l. iking better progress than had been expected in the payment of the claims of the allied l»o\vers. ===== Colonel John L. Clem, chief quar termaster of the Philippines, was severely re buked by Quartermaster General Humphrey. r Minister Barrett reported to the State De part ment the prospect of early settlement of differences with the republic of Panama. ===== Senator Beveridge saw the President and pre dicted Republican success in Indiana. . The Bavar.nah Cotton Exchange charged that the government's cotton crop figures were known on the exchange before the report was given rut. ■ ■ ■ ■ It was announced at Esopus that Judge Parker had abandoned his proposed trip to the St. Louis fair; H<*r.ry Watterson was the principal visitor at Rosemount. ===== Ex-Judge Lyman S. Burr, of New-Britain. Conn., was ar rested, charged with embezzling $5,493 from an fsUtte. - Senator Hoar was reported as holding his own at his home In Worcester. Mass. : Senator Fairbanks opened the Republican campaign In Missouri, speaking in Kansas City. CITY". — Stocks were strong. ===== The' elevated road engineers and firemen voted as a unit to strike If no concessions are forthcoming. ■ F. W. Hlggirs for Governor, M. Linn Bruce for Lieutenant Governor. ex-Governor Black, tem porary chairman, and George R. Malby. perma nent chairman, was announced as the tentative Republican ticket. == A man who fell over board from the steamer La Bretagn* was res cued by the ship's boats. = Wall Street brokers watched a crowd of messenger boys rescue one of their number from an irate man. THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day: Fhowers. The temperature yesterday: Highest, 7£> degrees; lowest, GS. AT UAO-TA I ELSEWHERE. The motto of Louis XI, "Divide et impera," has bf»en variously interpreted and applied, ■with various results. Obviously, men »-ay. It means that those who are to be ruled, or con quered, are to be divided, so that they may offer no united resistance to your rule, or may be conquered separately and piecemeal. Bona jMirt* reduced the doing of Jthat in war to an exact science, with unsurpassed success. Others, who wire by no bfeans either Bona jrnrtes or Louis Xls, have tried it in vain. There are those who have audaciously applied the rule in a subjective instead of an objective way. and have divided their own forces in order The more effectively to subdue the enemy. The Japanese, who never flinch from daring experiments, 'lave been trying that plan. They did it with preat success in their Chinese war of ten years ago, and they have had some success with it in the present war. In the lust week they have resorted to It on a stu pendous M"ale at Liao-Yang, with at least in itial success. A few hours at most should de termine whether or not that success is to be completed and confirmed. I They have been doing that sort of thin? for many weeks, all the time since they began to confront General Kuropatkin. Kuroki, Nodzu and Oku each had his own army, widely separated from the others. No one of the - three was larger than Kuropatkin's, if as lame. There were those who lived in daily anticipa tion of seeing Kurojintkln suddenly burl him self with full force against one of them and destroy It before the others could close in to Us aid. Bonaparte, would have done so. But Kuropatkin was not Bonaparte. So, step after Ft«;p, the three armies moved up against him. one confronting his centre and one threatening each flank, and step by step he retired before them. All the while, month after month, he was preparing Liao-Yang as the great, impreg nable base beyond which be would not re tire, but to the gates of which the Japanese were to be lured to their ruin. At that mighty fortress be concentrated and consolidated all his troops, somewhere from 150.</>0 to 200,000 men. There was his chosen field for the Arma geddon which should destroy .the might of Japan and enable him to fulfil his promise of dictating peace to Tokiu. But. as before, the Japanese came up. not consolidated, but divided Into three or four, with a deep, swift river be tween two parts of their army. Surely it wan an ideal opportunity . for Napoleonic tac tics on Kuropatkiu's part But again the old story was retold. Possibly there is still a chance for the Russians to strike a deadly blow at the one isolated wing of the Japanese army —to co at it with a rush, beads down, as "The London Times" suggest^, and crash it to dust as they pass over it to Moukden. But the psychological moment will swiftly pass. A few hours will see the rest of the Japanese army across the Tai-Tise-Ho: and then ? It in impossible to discern as much hope for the Russian* in the open plain toward Moukden l «s rigtrr was in the bombproof fortresses south 1 lie Pal-Tso-110. If they could not- resist the Bl ■ nese there, it • seems impossible that they so now. If they were afraid of betas while they were within fortifications. there wf!l bo no less danger in the uu protected open. It may be that to let the Jap anese surround Liao-Yan?; weald have h»en to run the risk of having the whole Russian army captured. In that case it would seem to hare been better to retrt-jit northward some time ago. It does not seem good policy to cstaJ> llih an elaborate fortification unless it is to be defended. But certainly now to abandon the fortress nnd take to the open plain if t<> run a fearful risk of ln-ing overtaken, surrounded and destroyed then-. The Russians concede that "the *rreat Issue" is likely to be decided forthwith. 11 they prefer to risrht it out in the open, rather than behind some cf ilie most formidable fortifications m that jinrt of the world, they are welcome to their choice. At this dist.iii'e it seems like S most dlsad- TaptggßSSM choice, which no army should make save under inevitable necessity. UUp-SUXQIXG AXD WORSE. Last Sunday The Tribune printed a chapter from the recorded history of the election of Alton B. Parker to the office of Surrogate in 1877 by means of fraud in the second Kingston district The following day "The New- York World," referring to our rehearsal of occur rences which are well remembered and at pres ent much talked of in Ulster County, said in an editorial article: -The American people are in "no mood for a mud-slinging campaign. They "won't tolerate it." Bearing in mind ■ recent signed editorial in "The World," we might have invited our contemporary to Judge which comes nearer to mud-slinging— elaborately gro tesque distortion of every utterance of a con fessedly clean, honest, patriotic, high minded President Into the revelation of a determined purpose to grasp empire not merely over the United Stales but over Central and South America, or an unbiassed narrative of estab lished facts relating to the election which intro duced the Democratic candidate for President into the field of politics. If we are not mis taken that contrast would have been quite strong enough to make "mud-slinging" an un congenial topic to 'The World."* but circum stances compel us to give the precedence to a later publication in that paper. On Thursday "The World" printed a long ac count full of minute details concerning two in terviews therein declared to have been held in the month of July between President Roose velt and Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan at Oyster Kay. whither Mr. Morgan was described as having gone aboard his yacht, the Corsair. This story was not reported as a part of the floating gossip of the campaign, to which the reader might at tribute more or less Importance, as he pleased. It was a painstaking, circumstantial descrip tion ol what was explicitly declared to be an errand of corruption, which resulted in a cor rupt bargain. These are the headings In con spicuous typography, under which the article was printed: '•MORGAN BEES R(m».s.:\];i.t; DEAL MADE; TWO SECRET TRIPS BY THE BANKER IN HIS YACHT CORSAIR DE LIVER THE WALL STREET INTERESTS TO THE PRESIDENT ON TERMS SATIS FACTORY TO BOTH. PARTNER STEELE AT THE TEN HOUR CONFERENCE. MOR GAN AND ROOSEVELT TALK OVER SIT UATION, AND THE FORMER GETS AS SURANCES THAT WIN HIS SUPPORT THE BANKER TO RAISE FUNDS, THE PRESIDENT TO 'BE GOOD.'" And this is a paragraph from the body of the article, to which "The World" gave its editorial indorsement: That the result was favorable to all the wishes of President Roosev* It, as well as of Morgan, political circles have long been well Informed. It Is thoroughly understood that President Jtooserelt at thin meeting, which >■< note a bit of politlral history, pledged to Morgan, body ami bones, the future of the Republican party, and that in return for thr promise that nothing •'revo lutionary" teas to ftilloir -President itooserelt'H election, the entire vast weight of the Morgan in terests teas to be thmirn for the Republican*, and that all the money needed from Wall Street was to be produced at the proper time by a syndi cate, with J. Pierpont Morgan at its head. It will be observed that this is not a mere intimation, but a positive charge of purchase and sale. The President is accused of promis ing to engage in a course of monstrous perfidy, to prostitute his party by making it Mr. Mor gan's creature, and on demand to betray the interests and honor of the country in consid eration of cash paid in advance to secure his election. Appearing in some journals, such charges might be attributed to an utterly reckless temper and helter-skelter methods of getting out a newspaper. We must assume that their appearance In "The World" proves delib eration and a set purpose. What is to be thought of them? There can be no doubt on that question after the following official state ment by the President's secretary: The story in "The World" about the visit of Mr. Morgan to the President at Oyster Bay is a He from beginning to end. Neither Mr. Morgan nor any representative of Mr. Morgan has seen the President or communicated with him direct ly or. indirectly at Oyster Bay or anywhere else. As far as the President or any one around him knows, Mr. Morgan has been nowhere near Oyster Bay, in a yacht or otherwise. What is "The World's" present opinion on the subject of "mud-slinging"? What are its views concerning a publication which the term "criminal libel" more accurately defines? Tllf: CONSTITUTIONAL BAILEY. Senator Bailey, of Texas, who opened the I\ir ker campaign by a speech In Brooklyn a lew days ago, being sesnewhat disturbed by the criticism in the Democratic press of liis views, takes occasion to explain them to n Washing ton correspondent of "The New-York Evening Post." In the course of his explanation Mr. Bailey discusses some phases of the lynching evil and manifests a regard for law and con stitutional rights to which the Parker const i tution clubs may well point with pride. His view is tbus report ed: Mr. Bailey says that In the punishment of one crime his people do not go far astray In visit ing instant death at the hands of the populace, and that nearly all thoughtful people of the South are coming to recognize this. . . . Mr. Bailey pees great objections to the pallliitlv- s which have been proposed to make less offen sive the trials in those eases for which lynching he regards as most excusable. He does not believe that any Judge In this country has a right to clone the door of his court. He does not believe that any man, with due respect to the constitutions of most of the States, should be sentenced to death without l>eing confronted actually with the evident c against him, instead of depositions and privately obtained state ments. It is good "in these days of "lawlessness" and "usurpation" to #nd a- statesman thus scrupu lous of the constitutional rights even of a negro ravisher. Mr. Bailey does not, like the "law less* Roosevelt, want to hurry up trials for rape and transform the courts into more ef fective instruments for the suppression of this crime. That would be departing from con servative methods and show a lack of respect for law. Mr. Bailey never would be guilty of anything like that. He Is a true Democrat, an upholder of the Constitution, a stickler for the doctrines of the "judicial" Parker. Not even the most depraved negro shall with his con sent be condemned to death by the courts with out being confronted by his victim ami being allowed to question her about her sufferings. No judge or Jury must condemn him on any depositions or privately obtained statements. No "palliatives" for tho present difficulties in regularly punishing the crime can be tolerated. In the nan of tlip Constitution, all the lumber ing legal abuses which favor the ravisher must be preserved, In doing away with them son** safeguard <nf~Tleeused Innocence . might possi bly be "broken down. Therefore, instead of the •suspected person being legally condemned after a modified trial, let him be riotously condemned without any. Rather thau scud him to death NEW-YORK DATLY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 3. lf>o4. uiKonfrontetl by hi< victim, let him be burned on Keoeral pciocinles l»y a mob! oil. it is wtHMtefful to luive tender sensibili ties f<»r the Constitution! What should we do without our Baileys, who guard so lovingly the machinery of perfect justice according to law that they would pot it unused on the shelf and intrust the punishment of crime to the mob? As a defender of lynching ftgainst the attacks of Iconoclastic lawmakers. Senator Bailey de serves honorary membership i n tne Constitu tion ciuii. .1 VACANCY WELL FILLED. The appointment of Judge Cullen to fill the vacancy caused by Judge Parker's resignation of the Chief Jodceship of the Court of Appeals will be universally regarded as assuring his nomination for that office by the Republican convention, and there is no reason to doubt that Judge Werner will be named for the associate jndgeship. Tin- propriety and ad visability of these selections have been heartily acknowledged by Republicans in all parts of the State since they were i' irs suggested by The Tribune, and the Influential leaders of the party have confidently expected them to be made. There has been no semblance of a bar sain in the case, or of an attempt to dictate to the Democrats. The Republican convention, if it takes the course which party opinion now points out, will act independently to pursuance of an honorable desire to serve the State. It, is everywhere admitted that Hill, in re membrance of the opinion which Justice Cullen rendered in the matter of the stolen legislat ure, is unwilling that he should be nominated to the Appeals bench, and Is anxious to .have .Messrs. Herrick and Cunneen chosen. If he wants to attempt the punishment of an im partial and fearless judge and at the same time to affront further the public sentiment in fa vor of a non-partisan judiciary, he is quite at liberty, as we have already said, to please him self, so far as the Republican party is con cerned. What the Democratic convention will say to such a policy remains to be deter mined. THAT BALLOON HACK. The effort made by two competing aeronauts a few (iays a«<> t<- reach the vicinity of the na tional capital from St. Louis resulted in a more dismal ' failure than might have been antici pated. It lias been demonstrated repeatedly that at a certain elevation above the earth a strong current <-f »ir /usually prevails, which flows eastward at the rate of at least thirty miles an hour. Had the balloons fairly entered that stratum they would have been carried nearly in the rlghi direction. It might prob ably have been necessary to make a laud inir somewhere to the north <>f Washington, but the proper distance scarcely more than TOO miles might easily have l>eeu traversed In twenty-four hours. At tbe end of that period, bowever, one of the airships had drifted only about -<M> miles, and the course which it had taken would. l£ sufficiently prolonged, have car ried it into Wisconsin. The other balloon Boated to the westward, and came down only thirty miles or so from the starting point. It is hardly BUpposable that the aeronauts were unfamiliar with the atmospheric currents which have served some of their professional brethren so well hitherto. One is left t<> Conclude, therefore, that there was something wrong with their nas supply, and thai thej were unable In conse quence to ri<e as high as they wished. Few t.ars will be shed over the outcome of the contest. Tbe latter was simply childish in conception. Had the airships been self-pro pelled something of importance might have been learned from keeping them afloat and In action for several hours. Up to the present time m> flying machine has made ■ voyage lasting more than an hour and three quarter-;. From a scien tific point of view, the fate of a balloon which n .i<!\ drifts Ih of no more consequence than that of an auminu leaf flying before a ten-knot breeze. Again, uo new records would have been m.ule bad die aeronauts who engaged In this recent race come anywhere near their objective i <int. the Washington Monument As long ago as is.-.:»i s .-.:» f iohn Wis,. made a continuous Journey in a balloon from st. l.ouis to Jefferson County, N. V. The distance between these places la a straight line is not far from fHK! miles o r near ly 200 miles more than that between St. Louis and Washington and owing to the Irregularity of the course which he was obliged to follow it is believed that Wis,. travelled fully 1.150 miles. There is reason to think that a slightly more brilliant feat was performed about four years nz». The Count de la VaulX embarked nt one ■of the suburbs of Paris. Vincennes, and landed at Korosticbef, Russia, almost 1.200 mllps away. When these two trips are surpassed there will be a chance to boast, but not In-fore. CANADA AXD AMERICAN TRADE. "Th(» Mail and Empire," of Toronto, has beeu scanning trade returns for the last fiscal year and is not a little perturbed at th«» dis coveries it lias made In that Held of figures. It finds that Canadian Imports from the United States for 1903-*O4 aggregate $150,820,528, an increase over the preceding year, in round numbers, of $13,000,000. As shown also by the following table this Is merely part of a line of advance In recent years which tells its own story of the rapid increase of Canadian imports from the United States: IMC. 154,000,00011900 $100,000,000 !*!»♦■> 5!«,<l0n,00«190] 11<MNX>,O(>!> 1897 I.<*X>,ooo 1002 ilv,o<»i 1898 78,000.00011003 137,000,000 1899 93.000.000 i 1904 l."io, 000.000 As will be seen from The Mai! and Em pire's" table, since ls;>r> Americans have nearly trebled their exports to Canada. "The Montreal Star" has also been looking over trade returns, and It also, like its To ronto contemporary, is much troubled over the outlook. It finds that while trade with the United States has rapidly increased In both exports and imports, that with the mother country has fallen off in the same proportion. Each, however, proposes its own remedy for this situation, which both look upon as un satisfactory if not actually alarming as to fut ure possibilities. -The Mail and Empire" calls for a "Canadian policy," or, in other words, an effective protective policy against these trade encroachments of its southern neighbor.. Especially does it call for protec tion for Canadian manufacturers, as two-thirds of Canada's entire imports from the United States are manufactured articles. "The Star," on the other hand, sees the best security against American trade invasion and the dwindling British as compared with growing American trade in Mr. Chamberlain's imperial Ideas. It says: "Nothing can stop this steady Americanization of our trade except a frank and; effective preference for our goods at British ports." That Is to say, "Dothnn's dreamer" must persuade his brethren to dream with him of putting good English shillings into Canadian, Australian. South African and perhaps Egyptian and Indian pockets in fulfilment of his dreams. "The * Montreal Star," while hoping for the realization of Jo seph's dream, sees clearly some of the diffi culties in the way of realizing its Imperial programme and goes to the root of the matter when it says: It Is not only easier for the American to ship his goods to us, but he can more conveniently study our tastes and can more quickly meet any change in demand which may arise among us. Then, the Americans mix very freely with our people, and it is Inevitable that we should mutually Influence each other. Further we read American magazines, with their American advertisements, and it is nonsense to pretend that these things do not have an effect. "The Star's" presentment of the facts which make for trade Increase with the "United States , needs neither addition uor comment. It is the presentment which, so far as Canada is concerned, sMHsfe t* si ttatSSSMa most seriously need to regard. To have cone faster than we have already gone in giving the islanders a constantly in creasing measure of self-government would have been disastrous. At the prssent mornert to give political independence to the islands would re sult in the immediate loss of civil rights, per sonal liberty and public order as regards the mass of tho Filipinos, for the majority of tho islanders have been given these great boons by os. and only keep them because we vigilantly safeguard and guarantee them. To withdraw our government from the islands at this tima would mean to the average native ihe loss of his barely won civil freedom. We have established in the islands a government by Americans as sistsd by Filipinos. We are stead. ly striving to transform this into self-government by the Fili pinos assisted by Americans. — President Roose velt. If David B. Hill wished to quit politics even before the election. It probably could be ar ranged—by general consent. Lewis Nixon, the well known shipbuilder, has come back from Russia, spilling over with health and high spirits, and confident that the United States is to have so large a share in tha rebuilding of the Kusslan navy that American shipyards will soon be as busy as beehives. The Dem >orats who are advising Judge Parker to make his letter of acceptance short, aad to avoid long winded sentences such as charac terized his speech of acceptance, mean well, but they may cau.=-e the Judge a great deal of extra work during the tiinipaJgn it he follows their advice. Think of the amount of explanatory comment upon his letter he will be compelled to furnish before the Democracy can agree as to what he means! The Republican party goes into the campaign with "a clear account writ fair and broad" In the nation's history; its opponent comes forward with a new set of promises. This is the cam paign isßUe in a nutshell. As humane, civilized people everywhere de nounced burnings at the stake, a Kentucky mob the other day resorted to drowning its victim. In the course of time it seems possible that even mobs may be brought to see that their own safety as well as that of the Republic lies In obedience to law. Two or three yenrs ago some effort was ma<l« to prevent the frauds In the giving of "straw ball 1 ' and also to check the operations of pro fessional bondsmen who haunt station houses, especially at night, and divide with members of the police force the spoils obtained from crimi nals. District Attorney Jerome returned a few days ago from a long vacation in which he had covered himself with a thick coat of tan and had apparently acquired a fresh stock of vigor. He has plenty of hard work ahead of him. There's the Canfleld case, for instance — and he might do worse than to devote a great deal of his characteristic energy to fighting the bail bond rascals. THE TALK OF TUE DAT. September 2 is notable as the birthday of many prominent and distinguished people, if for nothing else. Of those who were born on this date are Murat ITslstead. the well known newspaper editor and proprietor. In 1329; Senator 'William P. Frye, president of the United States Senate, in 1531; Boomer I. KimbaM. the originator and bead of the llfo saving service for many years. In tSM; Major General James H. Wilson, who. with Charles A. Dana, wrote the life of the late General V. S. Grant, in 1837; Henry George, the originator of the single tax doctrine and political economist, In UBB>; Eugene Field, the Journalist and poet, in HBs; the Rev. r>r. Newel] D. Mills, pastor of Plymouth Church. Brooklyn, In tKS. and Henrietta Crosman. the actress. In IS7O. It was on September -. IS3S, also, that Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery. "Mr. Scrapem," said the hostess to an amateur violinist at an evening gathering, "you play the violin, do you not?" "Ye*, after a fashion, you know," was the mndent rep!) "How nice!" murmured half the company. "Did you bring your violin with you?" "No; I did not." "How nice!" murmured the other half of the company in fervent unison.— (Galveston News. Germany having been for so many generations looked upon in every quarter of the globe as the special realm of Gambrlnus. the drinkers of beer must be astonished to learn that in 1.-0. the Teutonic brew en made only i.7!?7.<)13.»j00 gallons of malt beverages, or 133.085,230 gallons leas than the quan tity produced In the United States. Of course, it Is not to be forgotten that the population of this Republic is much larger than that of the dominions of Kaiser Wllhelm, yet, nevertheless, it cannot be disputed that those are suggestive Bgures. Tens-- Maud told me. »he was going to bleach her hair. Fred— How Indiscreet! She really ought to keep it dark.— (.lllustrate! Hits. ' TUB UNDERGROUND LINE. Virtue reigns supreme to-day about Esopus; It Is purged of all that Jars the proper mind. The thing that's most conspicuous 'round Kssopus Is the absence of the peanut eating kind: And In all tho air that circulates at Rosemount Not I plutocratic odor can be found; But the public still suspects there's something doing In the subway to Esopus. under ground, In thei cold and shady distance they're remaining. Wily Dave and wicked August all alone, Their base presence no more casts a dark* reflect ion In tho limelight that descends around the throne; For the candidate's declared he never knew them; He repeats It while tho white robed are around; Then he coyly turns one ear to earth and listens To instruction from the subway under ground. And August smiles serenely o'er at Davy, And Dave looks back and winks the other eye; And all the while they keep right on arranging The place and style of each plum in the. pie. "Yes. It is a trifle lonesome, this seclusion," Says August, "but you bet the plan is sound. For Dave and I ain't longln' to be koodoos." Then they hit the trail for Rosemount under ground. GARRET SMITH. 'Unc's Opinion.— Is the luckiest day to be married. Uncle Joe?" "Matrimony knows no lucky day."— (Fort Worth Record. "The Emporia Gazette." of Kansas, which achieved some fame eight years ago by its edito rial, "What's the Hatter with Kansas?" thinks there Is nothing the matter with Kansas this year. It says: "Kansas is called excitable— but she is as calm as a basket of chips this year. Not a. wave of trouble rolls across her peaceful breast. Eight years ago people were flocking into 'The Gazette' stopping the paper. T. G. AVlbley stopped It three times in that campaign. But this year he is tak ing the paper— lnsides and tops and all— without so much as a yip of disapproval. And when Wi,b'ley is satisfied the world Is soaked In goose grease' nd Is smooth all over. Eight years ago the Populists were going to reform the world at the n>?xt meet- Ins of the legislature, and were carrying banners up and down the streets denouncing; Wall Street, waving flags at the octopus, lind shaking sticks at the gold bugs. These were hot. happy and ram bunctious days. A man could Btjirt a riot by read ing the alphabet In a loud ton^. produce a revolu tion by recltlns the multiplication table In a dra matic manner and get six *nonth.M in the hospital by declaring for. either of the ten commandments against the Chicago platform. But. now Kansas is as idle as a painted turtle on a plaster parts log, placid as a h!^/-d man asleep under a hedge fence and happy, as a big sunflower that nods In all the breezes. The reason la' that Kansas has paid her de.tits. has mouey in the bank, a clear conscience an<_| 'an organ in the parlor to give the place a torn-.' Everything is lovely, and. the alti tude of goose la above timber line." Agalnsv'rrecedent.— "De Ri'ter Is building a cot tape for/ himself in the mountains. I hear." ".Yes, and for a poet he's displaying an atrocious dlsregarM of the fitness of thing 3. , He's building right ort the top of a hilL" "Well . :>-j "Wellf by all the canons of poetry a* cottage la ill* b.Ul,tj ought" to 'nestle." "— (Philadelphia IT-.,,. , \ Ahotit People and Social Incident v#v NEW-YORK SOCIETY. Incoming steamers from Europe to-dajr will bring a large contingent of well knov.n people, ths ma jority of whom will leave her* at once for the country, to remain until next Tuesday, when many will return to town. The theatres are already drawing fair houses, and quantities of familiar faces absent ail the summer are now recognised in the audiences. Mr. and Mrs. J. Norman de R. Whltehouse leave here to-morrow for ;i trip through the West, which will include visits to the Yellowstone Park, the St. LaOUSI Exposition and Niagara Falls. Henry T. Sloane is cruising on his yacht along the coast of Maine with a. party of friends. Mrs. George Law, who has been staying at the Hotel Manhattan since her arrival from Europe Wltn Mm. Gouverneur Xortrlght. goes to-day to BtOCkbrMge, Mass.. to stay with Mrs. Frederick Crowxtinshield. Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Bates Davis, daughter of the late Joshua Davis. and a niece of Mrs. James Morgan Davis, to Gushing Stetson. sfme. \Vaddin«ton. who since her arrival from Kurope h;is beca staying with her nieces, the Miss.-s Cameron, ;it th-ir place on Staum Island, here to-fiay fe> Newport, to stay with James J. Van Alen ana Miss May Van -Men at Wakf hnraL Frosa Wewraort siM will go ta Xantucket to visii. Mrs. Eugene Schuyifr. Mrs. George H. Horgaa has gone to Leno* for the fall, and is at the Curtis. Miss Louise Ward McAllister is staying with Mrs. William Grosvenor at Newport for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. William I'reighton Peet are receiv ing congratnlatleesi <->n the birth last Wednesday of ■ daughter at the country place of Mrs. iv^ts moth-r, -Mrs. Frederick A. Potts, at Monroouth Beach. Mrs. Peet was Mlsa Meta Brevoort Potta, and v,a3 married last November. Mr. and sfrs_GordDa Norrie have returned to town from Newport for the season. Mr. and Mrs. Krnest Iselin have returned from their -wedding trip at>r. ud. Mrs. is.Mm was In town yesterday. 11111 l Tllni at Sherry's with be* father, Brigadier General Charles A. Whlttier. Other wtil known people seen there Included Mrs. Grah.-.m Murray, of Knsl;nul; Mr. and Mrs. Will iam K. Vamlerbilt. jr., Worthinfcton Whirehoiise. '"i:ir!.= S. Greeaooga, Mrs. Gou erneur Kortriijht and Mrs. Murray Dodg». Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunbar Pruyn are now staying In the Adirondack-. G. G. Haven, «r.. returned yesterday afternoon to Lenox. He has been in town for several days; Crate Wadsworth returned yesterday to Newport. Mr. am; Mrs. F. Lathrop Amos, who have been WAR VIEWS OF EXPERTS. No Conclusive Victory Yet [or Jap anese at Liao-Yang. [FROM TUB TRIBUNE BtREAI-.l "Washington, Sept. 2.— Officers of the general staff continue to study with intense interest news from the scene of the Russo-Japanese con flict about Llao-Tang. They are of the opinion that It is still too early to form any Idea as to the outcome of the fighting there, and the impression prevails that, while the Russians may have met with ■ reverse, this by no means makes a conclusive victory for the Japanese. The best analysis of the news from both Rus sian and Japanese sources indicates that Gen eral Kuropatkin found it advisable to withdraw from Uao-Yaag to the right side of the Tai-Tse River. He h;id only three bridges across which to retreat, and there is no doubt that they were insufficient to accommodate the fleeing Rus sians. Bo closely were the Russians pursued by the Japanese that they were unable to retire In order, and the greatest confusion probably pre vailed among the troops unable to escape across the river. The Japanese, flushed with success. appear to have been hurled upon the panic stricken enemy, and it Is the belief here that later reports will show enormous Russian cas ualties as the result of this movement. Russian reports make It appear that General Kuropatkin fell back for the purpose of draw ing a part of the Japanese force across the river. If' his retirement was prearranged it seems to have succeeded in dividing the Japanese forces, us General Kuroki is reported to have crossed the Tai-Tse to attack the Russian rear. The mili tary experts say that unless General Kuroki is well supported by the main Japanese forces, his division, consisting of artillery, cavalry and in fantry, may have to face the whole Russian army on. the right bank of the river. If. on the other hand, the Japanese are able to concen trate their forces and continue vigorously to pursue th.' Russians they may completely rout General Kuropatkln's forces and drive them to Moukden. Army officers are particularly Interested in the reports that the railroad line from Uao-Yaasj to Moukden has been cut. and they express the be lief that the most serious feature of the cniiro operations Is the absence of news from Uao- Tang and General Kuropatkln's army. If a sufficiently large Japanese (ores has been able to interpose itself between the retreating Rus sians and Moukden, then. Indeed, i* the situa tion intensely serious, and unless Genera! Kuro patkin succeeded in cutting his way out he nnerht be forced to surrender. PARKER AND HIS DISCORDANT MASTERS. From The New-York Globe. Was ever a candidate for the Presidency sup ported in such a peculiar way us Judge Parker lit The newspapers which advocate his election and the leaders of the party, (-socially Mr. Bryan, have all adopted the same method. They say he Is personal)) a good man, and they think if elected be would be a good President; but there are certain things about hi* party which they do not like, certain things in his platform of which they are unable to approve, and certain pas sages In hi« speech of acceptance which they can neither understand nor approve. His newspaper supporters In the Bast have badgered him into declaring himself on the Philippine Issue and are clamoring for him t<> repeat that operation in regard to his tariff null trust utterances. About one thins there in no doubt whatever, and that Is that "The World" Is telling the truth with an amount of freedom never equalled In a previous campaign and unparalleled In the present cam paign. Tills Is admitted by "The Brooklyn Eagle," which says of its method: "Why play Into the hand of the en, .my? It almost seems as though this is what The World' is doing unwittingly and otherwise.? To this quite characteristic deliver ance. "The World" retorts: "Is it playing Into the hands of the enemy to say what you mean, and to -nsk candidates and conventions to de the same? To tolerate no false pretences? To avoid the/appearance of double dealing? If It Is. The world, has undoubtedly been playing Into the hands of the enemy." "The World" says of Hills obvious purpose to nominate Stanchneld for Governor and Herri, in stead of Oulien. for Chief Judge of the Court of Ap peals, that after accomplishing this "he could take leave of politics with a truly Mephistophellan chuckle at his enemies." adding: That Hll! wouM by this course .Infest Ju lg» Parker ana make the Republicans a present of the Stat* woulii I* a nrtlng final* to a leadership that for ten years past has added discredit and dishonor to defeat. It Is to pr-vent such a consummation th:ir "The World" has urged upon Jud<re Parker the duty of iir<irr.pt ami firm action. Mr. Hill would not dare In unt# Stiun-hn>M and Herrlck upon the party If Jucls* Parker should but lift "Is finger In warning. Or. If Hill »houk] persist the futility- of his course wools be as clear in a single' day as Its fatu.ni>.n.si< now Is. The spineless suggestion that It Is not proper for a Presidential candidate t > interf<»r« in such matters li equivalent to saying that I: Is not the business of a leader to lead. Is that calculated to make things pleasant for Judge Parker and Improve his chances of success? How does it happen that the patty ha» a candi date 'to whom It la necessary to be constantly "telllr.B the truth" In such a way as to "play into the hands of the enemy" ? Did w« ever have a campaign before in which the candidate of a party was repeatedly prodded by his supporters into taking one couras after another which he ap parent would not have taken if loft to himself? finally. If the party is in such a condition of dis cord and conflict, and chaos of opinion as this strange conduct of its newspapers and UaiMns members indicates, what prospect do^a it hold ouc of a 'sane and safe" administration of the »w ernment if it were to be put in power? If Us cam paign is a Babel, with its candtdat* connmntly revising ht» views, would not its government : bi spending some time at Southampton, visit Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Cryitf. have returned, to their home in Boston. Mrs. Ames Is one of Mr. and Mr*. Order's triplet daughters. ;- NOTES OF THE NEWPORT SEASON. [BT TELEUKAPH TO THS TRI3rXE.I ' Newport. Sept. — Mis-« Alice Pfizer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles . Pfizer, i>r Brooklyn, ami Baron yon Echt. who ar«* to fee married on Mon day next, have taken out their marriage license at the City Clerk's office, as is required by tha State laws. In answering the inquiries put to him. Baron yon Echt gave his full name as Reinhart Bachofen yon Echt. his place of residence aa Austria, place of birth Vienna and his age twenty seven years. When asked what his occupation was he answered that he whs a land owner. Miss Pfizer gave her full name as Alice Marguerite Hen rietta Pflzer. her place of residence and birth as Brooklyn, her age as twenty-one. The leading social feature In Newport to-*»y was the lawn party given this evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Grosvenor for the benefit of a New- York free Ice fund. It was in charge of Miss Blanche Oelrichs. Miss Rose Grosvenor and Miss Roelker. There were all kinds of at tractions, and a large attendance rewarded th» efforts of the promoters. The patronesses were Mrs. Childs, Mr«. C. M. Oelrichs. Mrs. W. H. Mayer. Mrs. G. H. Huhn. Mrs. Andrews. Mrs. T. Shaw Safe, Mrs. F. B. Hoffman. Mrs. L. f) Jonea. Mrs. Pembroke Jones. Mrs. C. McR. Wln.ilr.w, Mrs. William Jay. Mrs. J. J. Wy-onsr. Mrs. E. J. Btr wind. Mrs. W. S. Wells. Mrs. Elisha Dyer. ■:-.. Mrs. George B. De Forest. Mrs. I!. O. Havcmeyer. Mrs. Henry 3. Lehr. Mrs. Peter I). Martin, Mrs. W. B. Leeds, Mrs. C. C. Moore. Mrs. William Grosvenor an<i Mrs. A. T. French. At the Casino this morning the finals in th« tennis tournament *or young men were played. Th« winner v, as Theodore Townaend. who beat B. Thaw by a score of 6—l, 6—l. 6— «>. In the round robin tournament Miss Anita Sands and T. Suffern Taller beat Miss Edna Barger and Marion Wright. *-*. 3-6. «— L © It was expected that Newport society would be; called upon to-day to entertain the Duke of New castle, but William G. Roelker. whose guest he was to be. received a letter from, him stating that it would be impossible fur him, to come to Newport at the present time, much to his regret. The following cottagers entertained at luncheon to-day: Mrs. William B. Rogers. Miss Florence Lyiran. Mrs. J. J. Mason and Mrs. Pembroke Jones. To-night dinners were given by Mrs. Perry ,Be\ mont. Mrs. R. T. Wilson. Jr.. Mrs. Edward Spencer. Mrs. J. J. Mason. Lewis Cass L#dyard. Mrs. (.'z.le.i Mills, in honor of Miss Alice Roosevelt, and Mr. William Jay. Mrs Jay entertained at the Clambake Club. A large number of cottagers attended the recital this afternoon at the cottage of Mrs. J. J. Mason, given by Miss Marie yon Unschuld. for the benefit of the free scholarship fund at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts at Washington, of which, Miss yon Unschuld is president. Miss Louise McAllister, daughter of the late War.l McAllister, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Grosvenor. Mr. ar..! Mrs W, V. I | N- -w-Vi-rk. .i:» the guests ot Jamea T. Woodward at tr.o Cioistera, THE PASSIXG THROXG. William I. Buchanan, of Buffalo, who was the first American Minister to the Republic of Panama. Is at the Holland House. He re- ENGLAND turned a few days ago from Eu- AND A rope, where he is the American TARIFF. representative in the directorate oC the Westinffhouse companies be sides being vice-chairman of the British corpora tion. Speaking of th© Chamberlain preferential tariff proposals. Mr. Buchanan said: "The Cham berlain Idea is constantly gaining ground with th» English manufacturers. The reason i-; clear. The competition in Great Britain is very keen, and when that of America and the Continent itt ad«!> .i It minimizes the margin of profit until It become* very narrow. Of eoum th~ purely ;i.uir..ial in terests are not so easily brought into sympathy with Chamberlain's arguments. It would seejn that it will not. how be an easy task to dpvt^a a tariff that 4 will be acceptable to th« colonies, which will be reluctant to surrender even to t.-i* mother country such natural advantages as they now enjoy. Canada, which Is only eight days from Liverpool, will be alow to yield to Australia. which* is thirty days from that port, her natural advan tage on wool and wheat and other oil products." .Speaking of the Influence of the American exhibi tion of sympathy with the Japanese on the Far- Eastern war. Mr. Buchanan said: "It is magnified in Russia, and counts against us to a very important extent in trade. It Is not only th* effervescence of sympathy among our people, but the bias in favor of the Japanese that is shown m the headlines ■•( the American newspapers, that excites Russian feellns In a way that deprives as of business. II la notable in this connection that not only the German gov ernment but the German people are taking id vantage of the situation. They are sawing wood, and not only are the tariffs being adjusted to trada relations with Russia, but th« business policies of the German manufacturers arc being adapted ti» th« prejudices and requirements of the Russian*. Th« Germans are losing no opportunity to advance their material interests, and the full .measure of what the United States is losing will be appreciated only when the war Is ended." Baron H. Wrangel. major of th« Swedish Coast Artillery, who sails on the Peutschland for h!=i home in Stockholm, his been in AMERICAN this country since early in Jun*. COAST observing and studying the artll- DEFENCES. lery arm of the American military establishment. Seen at the Fifth Avenue, Baron Wsassjel said: "l have, of course, given special attention to the system of coast ds fences employed by the United States government. as that is a subject in which Sweden, by reason of her exposed position front lh< sea. i.-» deeply inter ested. I ha. encountered some obstacles to my Inquiry because of the secreoy naturally observed for prudential reasons by this government, but I have received every Reasonable courtesy and facility for ray investigation. I spent mi tine at taw War Department in Washington, besides jilting Fortress Monroe. West Point. Watervlelt Arsenal and the. great armor plate works it Uethlehem. PeiiTi. I find the coast defence system at this country very largely in an experimental sta^e. ami involving various phases of several systems. Great progress has. however, been made since the devel opment of the system began, and I have acquired many practical and valuable suggestions. Th» nucleus of the coast defence system or coast artil lery In Sweden, maintained in tlm* of peace, con sists of ISS commissioned and 130 nnn-commissionert officer', with UM enlisted men. This serve* as a skeleton organization that may be expanded to meet the requirements of the situation in time oC war." Thomas H. Bryan, of <*hh;as:o. one of the most active promoters of the Columbian Kxposition at Chicago In JSW. has just returned LISBON'S' from Usbon, Portugal., where ha FINE has lived for the- las. year anil a CLIMATE, half with his son, Charles Page Bryan, the American Minister at th». Portuguese court. "Lisbon.'* says Mr. Bryan, "is probably as little known in the United States a« any 'of the Continental cities, tut. Us size consid ered. it is certainly one of the quaintest and most de lightful capitals of Europe. Its architecture has tha; varied Quality that surpasses description and then* Is no apparent Inclination SB mar it by modern inno vations. The churches and cathedrals are splendid. The streets of Lisbon are linely pa vet' and well kept, and, altogether, with its population of -ton.coo. Lisbon- is to rVrtUgal what Paris is M £*ranc«. The people are charmin< and the climate is so equable that one experiences no discomforts of temperature the year round. Th* winter brings neither snow nor frost and the ocean breeds so moderate the heat of summer that one has no cause for complaint. I slept with the windows* to my apartment m the legation always open, winter Arid summer. One of the notable modern features of life in IJabon is the American electric street car system. It Is American built, equipped with American cars, and an American named Jennings Is the principal owner. The equipment ard servl-.M are as Rood os those to be found in any city a;;.. where." NO POLITICS AT THE LECTURE. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir; In an editorial paragraph In to-day's Tribun* Elliot I>anforth Is accused of "delivering a lecture on Abraham Lincoln for the benefit of the Pres byterian Church and advising his auditors to vote for Parker." This. I am sure, was done under mis apprehension. In Mr. Danforth's lecture there was no reference whatever to politics or candidates. There was. to be sure, a general talk about poll tics on the hotel veranda after the -lecture, but the two things had no connection at all. ONE WHO WAS THERE. Lake Mahopac. Sept. 1. DM. CONSUL GENERAL HERE RELIEVED. Rome. Sept. 2.— King Victor Emmanuel has signed a decree relieving Signer Giovanni Branch). at. bis request, from the post of Consul General at New- York. Slgnor Branch! will remain In the United States as Italian commissioner to the St. Louts Exposition. His successor as Consul Genera! has not been appointed. ..< 'I • ' ' ' . . *• . SlKuor Con*, the Italian Consul at New-Orleans, lvi teea appointed Consul-General at D«siiv*c.