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Amusements. ACADEMY OF BTCBIC 8 U I beobei*. AMEHI'.'AN-»:K»— The Htreet Kiniter. HeUASfV) THEATRE— v -.-.»•.•• iCitty BelUlr* HKOADWAY THEATT.ft— *>— Ultla or Everything. CASINO— «:2O— PIB. PaJt. Pouf. Olltrun THEATKE— 2— «— Vaudeville. OINCY ISUSW- Dreamlara—Luna. y*:k. Cn'TERJON— S:3o— The Dictator. . PAI.V'S THKATF.n— B:IO— The Pchoo! Gir!. KVPTRE THEtTHB — S:30 — Duke of K'!licraPkl*. GARRICK THKATRE— B:3»-Are Ye i c Mi^n? HAMMCKXraNS VICTOi::* THEATRE— S— »— Vaude »-|Jle. «*l!l.i:m OPERA JlOT'SE— *>:ls— Prim e •■: Plla«n. H""RaI SQI.'ARE THEATBi: -B:ls— The Spellbinder. IIKDSOX THEATRE «— l^ettj-. XNICKEP.UOOKEP. THnATiJK— B:W— a Ma leap Pr-n • ♦•» t-TCEUM THE.\TRK—S:IS— Serio-comic Governe»». IARH; THEATRE--K:lß— The Hoval Ctief MAJKSTU:-«:1S- Ma of Spier. MANHATTAN THEATRE—*— Becky Sharp. NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE— B:IS- Roger* Brrthen in Part*. XEW-TfiRK THEATRE- 6:30— The OH Homestead. EAVOT THEATRB— «-ls— Mrs. Wiggs at the Cabbage Patrh. tTAI.LA«"K'S — «>:a(V— T • i'ounty Chairman. WEST KVD-«:1.V-The Runaways. • index to Advertisements. raccCaLi Page. Col. Am'iM'i.-^ 14 4 F:nanrial I■» * Aetama BM«rtt 1] «-«' Help Wanted IS •-» Banker** r?roker«.lS : Instruction J «•-« Bank Reports IS ■?. l.»» Schools 7 « Board A R00ma...10 « I ■••«• ■•■ ! 2 I Bu«in»«* rhanr** . .|« 4 ' Marriage *• Death* 9 ■> Carpet Cleaning 1« «l Notice of Summon*. IS ■- a City Hot*!* 10 " S'Opilrtans 1 1 •-• Ci*j Prop to T.-t IS «'ProposaU 1" • City Prop for Kale. IS 4 'Railroad* 1» »■* Country Board 13 S-Real Estate IS • Country rrop for School Agencl»-« • 7 « pale ' IS >• Special Notices .. ♦ 6-« Country Property for ; Steamboat* II « Pal« or to Iy*t...lS 4 st..ra Notice* IS 4 TMvJden* Notices. . .IS i Surrogate's Notice*. 11 1-2 Domostlr Situation* Th» Turf 14 4 Wanted 10 < ' To Let for Business I>r»-iwinnakini: . I* 4' Purpose* •■ IS 5 Employment art 'Trust <-ompanie« ■■• 13 1 Cles ....... 14) 4 Unfurnished A part - Excur«lonii .. 10 I mitt to I-«t IS 5 FiimlKhed Houses tn 'Work Wanted 10 ••-*> I^t IS «■ u\m-§^rkßmln uTrihtnu; fbidat. snrri:MßEß in. io<m. TUV. VEWB THIS MORXIW FORENSN.— The Japanese continue their preparations for an advance, according to dis patches from Moukden, but It is not thought that they will be finished under a month, and another big battle is not expected before Tie Pafrft is occupied. == The Japanese have is sued a proclamation to the Russian troops at Port 'Arthur demanding their surrender. ' According to a report from Viceroy Alexieff. I>ritish vessels Joined with Japanese in a siege ©f th*» CV'-rmander Islands; the Japanese pro claimed a protectorate of Kamchatka. ■ Field Marshal Oyania reported the total num ber of Russians buried at LJao-Yang as 3.101). rr-=— A British sailing vessel struck a mine off Port Arthur and was sunk; it la supposed that she was trying to run the blockade. ===== Russia shows little disposition to criticise the United States because of the necessity Russia is under to disarm the Lena. == Fire In Halifax did $3(A>.OO<J damage, and only a shift in the wind saved the town from a great con flagration, == in accordance with the treaty., the British and Tibetan prisoners were released on September 10; some of the Tibetan prisoners had been in captivity for more than twenty years. DOMESTIC.— The Republican State Conven tion at Saratoga adjourned, after nominating i.iwUtenant Governor Frank W. Higgins for Governor, and the rest of th« ticket as present ed in The Tribune yesterday; ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff withdrew, and the nomina tion of Mr. Higgins was unanimous, as were also all the other nominations. ■ ■ President Roosevelt ordered that the Kus.«lan cruiser Lena, at Ban Francisco, be dismantled and placed in the custody of the United States naval authorities at that port, : ■ ■ . Eight men were drowned by the sinking of a tug in the Dela ware River off Wilmington. Del.. In the storm yesterday morning; the wind blew one hundred mile* an hour at the Delaware Breakwater. — Stocks irregular and actiye.==After a conference. in which ex-Judge Parker. Senator Gorman and Thomas F. Ryan took part, it was decided that Gorman should run the Democratic campaign, . - ... The Municipal Art Commission approved Bridge Commissioner Best's plans for » ire cables for the new Manhattan Bridge. ■ --. Police Commissioner Me Adoo said he would takq step* immediately to safeguard the women of The Bronx, and made other plans to Improve conditions In the department. : ■ " Testimony by Mrs. Arthur Paget, a daughter of Mrs. Paran Ft evens, which accused the late J. D. Leary of questionable practices, was read in Newark. ■ 1 x prospective bride at Rabway received word as the guests gathered for the wedding that her flanc4 bad a wife In Kansas; the man did not appear, r ■ . Charles C. Black was nominated for Governor by the Democrats of New- Jersey 1 the platform declared for equal taxation. •■ ' A patrolman In plain clothes was stabbed five times by enraged Italians. THE WEATHER— for to-day: Fair. Temperature yesterday: Highest, 64 de grees; lowest, 55. THE LESA. Th« case of the Russian warship Lena, over which so many excited headlines bare been ♦rected. bids fair to be disposed of quietly and properly and In the very way which has from the outset seemed most probable. We are informed that the Russian authorities have de rided to seek continued asylum for the vessel at San Francisco. That Is nominally because it seems to be impossible to make the necessary repairs within such reasonable time as would be granted for that purpose by the American government. Without such repairs It would be unsafe to attempt a return voyage to Vladi vostok. There !>. then, no alternative but to remain in asylum at San Francisco. That means that the vessel will be disarmed and dismantled, and laid up until the end of the war. Just Rich disposition in supposedly being mad* of other Russian ships at Kiao-Cbou. (shanghai and Baigon. It is a customary prac tice In such cases, and no reason Is apparent why it should not be followed -with the Lena. In assenting to it the American government would be acting according to precedent and according to th* accepted authorities on inter national law, and would be giving neither Rus sia nor Japan cause for complaint There In. of course, the curious reflection that «• era thus giving asylum to a vessel that came hither on what was much like a hostile errand. There is little reason to doubt that the Lena- crossed the Pacific Ocean In quest of Japanese merchantmen or of British or Ameri can merchantmen bound for Japanese ports, carrying American merchandise, and that it* purpose was to seise such vessels or such mer chandise ft ft could possibly do so on the pre text ©t contraband of war. Its errand was Urns against American commerce and against 4sscßßsros that this country holds to ho legiti mats and not contraband. For it is to be ob served that since her arrival at San Francisco the prise court st her home port has declared &ocr t cotton and lumber to be contraband of war. That Is a decision which will probably itot be &cqnlescod In by the rest of the world. for If It is to stand then practically all com merce must be suspended In time of war. In deed, it is already intimated that the Admiralty st St. Petersburg will reverse or modify that decision. But (hero can be no doubt that had the Lena met on her way hither a vessel carry- Ing American flour, cotton or lumber to Japan, she would have seised it and cither taken it to Vladivostok" for confiscation or have sunk it at sea. Nevertheless, despite such a Russian attitude toward American commerce, it is well to give to this Russian warship the asylum which it seeks. Wo have mentioned th« nominal reason why such asylum is requested. That may be. and probably Is, to some extent, also, th* real cause, or a real cause. But there is another cause of marked potency. That la the knowledge that If the Lena should now leave San Francisco, in no matter how good trim, the chances of her safely reaching homo would bo little more than Infinitesimal. She supped away from Vladivostok unknown to the Japan*** and so it was a comparatively easy task for her to come cruising across jh* Pacific, Whether *h* preywd upon commerce we do not know. If F-hadW, sunken ships MT-m> tales, -end then sjsjg ■ nothing known of her until ah* reached our port. But the return voyage would be dif ferent. The moment of her departure would he known in Japan, end If she did not find a trim cruiser or two waiting for her about three miles outside the Golden Gate, she would cer tainly be watched for most vigilantly on her approach to the Smoky Sens. That 6he could elude Japanese cruisers and slip through any of the Ktraits— Corea, Tsngaru or La Perouse - and get across the Sea of Japan and Into Vladivostok before the latter port It frozen shut may be. possible, but it Is most improba ble. It is that peril of the return voyaffe, doubt less, a,« much as anything else, that constrains the Russian authorities to put their ship out of commission until t!i<» war is over. They will thus lose the ii**' of her. But at least they will not lose the ship herself. THE RESULT AT SARATOGA. The ticket nominated yesterday at Saratoga will have the.cordial support of Republicans in every part of the State, and is entitled to the votes of all independent citizens. Notwith standing the rivalries which led to a division in the convention. Mr. Hiirpins had the Rood will of every delegate, and Mr. Woodruff's friends were not to be outdone by others in tributes to Mr. Higgins's character and ability. His nomi nation came about as a matter of natural se lection. Governor Odell went to Saratoga un committed to any candidate, aud, as is well known, was willing to support Mr Hendrlcks or Mr. Fish or any other strong man on whom all elements of the party could unite. But Sena tor Plntt was determined to give Mr. Woodruff a complimentary vote without expectation of nominating him. .lust as the friends of Gov ernor Black did in the convention of 1808. which nominated Theodore Roosevelt; and Gov ernor Odell, finding accommodation impossible, declared, as lmtween the only two candidates in the field, for Mr. Higgins. who was evidently the favorite of a large majority of the dele gates. After Mr. Woodruffs friends had made an enthusiastic demonstration of their admira tion, Mr. Woodruff himself took the platform, and in a handsome and manly fashion with drew his name, paid a glowing tribute to his rival and moved that a unanimous vote be cast for Mr. Higgins. This was done, and be hind the candidate for Governor Is a party thoroughly united, notwithstanding preliminary differences of opinion. Mr. Higgins has allied himself with no fac tion, but has steadily refused to make any deals to secure the nomination. If elected, he will take the Governor's chair free from obligation to serve anybody* political interests or am bitious. His past retard Is ample guarantee of hi* sterjiug honesty, sturdy independence and voiupK'te devotion to the welfare of the State. As :i member of th" State Senate for many years and chairman of the Finance Commit tee. he made a high reputation for enforcing economy and preventing unwise and Improper legislation. Probably no man in the State Is more familiar with the problems of adminis tration or more competent to conduct the execu tive office. He was always numbered in the group of legislator* who could be relied upon to oppose any corrupt measure, and he Is by tem perament and association a man sensitive to the best possible sentiment. This conscious ness, indeed, baa sometimes annoyed more cynical politicians, who like lawmakers who will -stand for measures without examining them too particularly; but It is a trait which the great body of voters admire. The Gov ernorship will come to Mr. Higgins as a nat ural and deserved promotion. With » State campaign waged on State issues against those who seek to restore the old Hill crowd to power at Albany, he should be as strong with the , voters who desire honest government as Presi | dent Roosevelt is on questions of national in j terest. The nomination of Mr. M. Linn Bruee for Lieutenant Governor will be popular in this city. Mr. Bruce made so admirable record as head of the New-York County Committee, as a lawyer of ability and an excellent cam paigner. Ex-Judge Julius M. Mayer, also of this city, who is nominated for Attorney General, is a popular and respected lawyer of large experience, and is well equipped for the discharge of the State's legal business. With the exception of Mr. Wallennieier. nomi nated for State Treasurer in place of Mr. Wiekfser. who did not desire another term, the candidates for the other State offices are the present incumbents, and their records for honesty and efficiency amply recommend them for re-election. The nominations for the Court of Appeals are those proposed by The Tribune last July. In naming Judges Cullen and Werner the Republi cans take a stand for the independence and high character of the judiciary, regardless of what the Democrats may do. They have not sought a deal nor been diverted from their high pur j pose by the possibility that the Democrats *might try to put forward Judge Cullen for Gov j ernor and leave them an embarrassing problem. | They have gone on to do what seemed the right j thing with regard to the Court of Appeals in a i disinterested fashion, and have left the political ! result!* to take care of themselves. The whole ticket, as put before the people by i the Republican convention. Is one which must command the respect and confidence of the voters and give them assurance that under j these men the State government will continue to be honestly, Independently and efficiently I conducted. Rom Mff COCKRAX*S t HEXEFIT. It might be Invidious to mention any one of ihe Hon. Bourke Cockran's vociferous declara tions at ihe Tammany ratification meeting on Wednesday night as more reckless than all the rest, but what he said about the coal strike set tlement and the merger suit will serve as a fair sample of the whole. Ir^his letter of acceptance the President remarked that Democrats covert ly brought forward his individual act in the one ease, and the course taken by the Depart ment of Justice in the other as reasons for overthrowing the government, to which Mr Cockran. charging the President with "an ex traordinary Indifference to fact." replied as fol lows: I challenge Mr. Roosevelt to name a single Democrat who ever openly or covertly, by him self or by an agent, criticised those two acts of the Executive. . . . Democrats have never criticised those two acts of Roosevelt, and they are the only two acts of his whole administra tion which they have uniformly and without a dissenting voice praise d. We will not ask Mr. Cockran to go a long way back for the soup in which be Is destined to find himself, and the immersion will be com plete enough if, for the present, we cite merely a couple of recent utterances concerning the first of the two acts to which he refers. It is probably safe to assume that Mr. Cock ran has heard of Mr. William F. Sheehan, not only as chairman of bis parry's national execu tive committee, but as a Democrat whom Judge Parker has eagerly welcomed at confidential in terviews from which Mr. Cockran was carefully excluded. Now, if Mr. Cockran will consult the current number of "The North American Re view," edited by bis trustful and loving friend Colonel Harvey, he will find therein a signed article by Mr. she-hsn containing this para graph: Let us concede that the president's Interposi tion in the anthracite coal strike may have been the outcome, not of a craving for popular sup port, but of a generous impulse an altruistic de eire to relieve a considerable section of the com munity en the Atlantic seaboard from the hard ships caused by a dearth of their customary fuel. From the moment, however, that Mr. Roosevelt swore to obey the Constitution and the laws •*.**• United States he was no longer at liberty to irratiry a sympathetic yearning. uriMn ha could find a warrant for such grati fication in the test of the fstsml manic Tlaw or In some construction thereof by a federal trl NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. SEPTEMKKK 16. 3004. bunal It Is certain that none of the cases for federal intervention specified in the Constitution existed in the anthracite region; yet It does not appear that Mr. Roosevelt consulted with nia Attorney General as to the legality of his pro posal to mediate between the striking miners and their employers. It may be affirmed with confMrnce that no counsel learned in the law could have pointed the President to any con stitutional authority for such mediation. These are words of cool, calm. Judicial con demnation by a Democrat. If Mr. Cockran is Jnierested in the other kind, we beg leave to refer him to the following deliverance in lust Monday's -Brooklyn Eagle" by Judge Parker's particular friend 1 the Hon. St. Clalr McKelway: Equally infelicitous is the President's declara tion with reference to the settlement of the coal strike He couples it with an allusion to the merger suit, and says "they dare not condemn either act." Indeed: Dismissing the matter of the merger, what of the settlement "by the indi vidual act of the President"? Condemnation of it began when the operators were coerced by pressure from the White House. It has been kept up ever since. It has been condemned not only by Democrats. It has been discounte nanced' by Republicans as a precedent fraught with danger. There was anarchy in Pennsyl vania when coercion came, and the President hurried to the rescue of a cause fortified by the use of dynamite. For that a bitter reckoning may soirie day be exacted. There Is hardihood in the claim that it is not subject to condemna tion. If Mr. Cockran desires further specifications we may think it worth while to oblige him. though if he keeps on In his present course It will soon become more than unnecessary to pay the slightest attention to what he says. BOUND AND BVFWIOiEST. The platform ou which the Republican party of New York appeals to the voters for support of the State and national candidates is remark ably short. There was no need of making it longer. A rehearsal in detail of the principles embodied In the -Chicago platform, which it em phatically ratifies, and an elalwrate review of the Washington and Albany administrations, which the people are preparing t-» approve in November, would have l»een superfluous. All that the Saratoga platform says is right. and it says enough. It is a credit to the com mittee that framed It and to the convention by which it was adopted. •I REMARKABLE TEMPEST, The storm which visited the northeastern part of the country on Wednesday night and Thurs day morning has had few precedents In sever ity for the fortunately brief period of Its dura tion. Lightning alone has repeatedly done as much damage on one occasion. So, too, have tornadle winds. Barely, though, have they come In combination with such an extraordi nary amount of rain. In New- York City near ly three inches fell in a period of about eight or ten hours. Boston had h similar experience, and Philadelphia was afflicted in an even more astonishing manner. That city received in v single day considerably more than a full mouth's quota. There can be no doubt that New- York, New Jersey, a part of Pennsylvania and all of New Kngluud suffered from a combination of two storm systems, one w.is centra! Wednesday over Lake Superior and the other oft Charles ton. Yesterday's weather map showed but a single depression, near Halifax, it v thus ap parent not only that a consolidation had been effected, but also that there had been a pro gressive movement :it .the rate of forty or tffty ihiles an hour. Seldom does a storm advauce hi more than half that spe«*d. Indeed, coast storm-i frequent i.v spend two or three days ii travelling half the distance covered by the ma rine member of this partnership, Aa often happens In the summer snd sotumn, ;i reasonably shurp cold wave followed close upon the heels of the lake depression. In the Ohio Valley yesterday morning the mercury fell below .•"><• degrefa, st St. Paul it went to 38, snd In Northern Montana and parts of North l»akota the freezing point w;is reached. Here in the Bast the temperature change did not at tain its full development yesterday morning, apparently. In New-York city, for Instance, the minimum wHis !>!• or only tive degrees less than that of August 27 over ii fortnlgbi :i:.'o When the record made before dawn to-day is examined it will be possible to judge whether or not any serious barm has been done. 'Hie possibility of :i frost about the middle of September Is one which gardeners, florists and farmers always keep in mind. If the tempera ture drops to 90 degrees at the government sta tion in this city, it is liable to go to 4."i or less in Westeheater County, and 4<> in the central and northern parts of the Suite and in New- England. Now. n reading of 40 degrees h su> ceptlble of several interpretations Its mean ing depends on the conditions under which the Instrument giving it is exposed. Topo graphical influences here have a chance to op erate perceptibly. On a clear. Ht lll night, where tin* ground Is broken up into ridges and liol lows.Vhe coolest air will seek the lowest level. The indications of a thermometer in one place Will sometimes differ five degrees or more from those of another only a few rods away. Plants on a hillside may enjoy Immunity when those at the bottom of the adjacent valley «re blighted hopelessly. A farmer may know from experience that be is more fortunately situated than his neighbors In this respect, but be is apt to feel nervous until he knows the crisis in past. X.4 TiBFUD FtVA SCIKBB. The bankers who have been in New-York this weok, coming from every State in the Union to attend the annual convention of their great as sociation, are substantially a unit in declaring that the country la thoroughly prosperous, and likely to remain so, unless sonic disastrous and unexpected change should occur. Of course a great many of them are Demo crats, and the anti-Roosevelt partisans among them cannot be expected to declare frankly that they are enthusiastic over the truthful ex pressions so clearly and Impressively set forth in Preßident Roosevelt's letter of acceptance. Yet no one can doubt who reuda the published interviews with Democratic as well as Repub lican bankers that the letter of acceptance not only satisfied but also gratified the sanest and soundest financiers among them. HENDISO BACK TAQMANTB. More than two hundred vagrants who were brought over In a single band upon one trans atlantic steamship are to be sent back by the Ellis Island authorities. Here in a lesson which should convince the ocean companies that tbey cannot now play fast and loose with our im migration laws, as they have been too ready to do at times in the past. It would be diffi cult to exaggerate the importance of atrietly enforcing the statutes which prohibit the bring ing into the country of the scum and, refuse of other lands. The lawa are wise and sound as they stand. Every steamship line must be forced to respect and obey them. The sending back to the Old World of this gang of vagrants will involve considerable ex pense to the steamship line which carried them to Ellis Island. But it may perhaps inspire greater caution among the managers of other vessels, ss it ought to do. Had not the managers of the Democratic na tional campaign been sadly disconcerted by the results of the voting in Vermont and in Maine .they would not have been holding so many agitated and perturbed conferences at Rosemount and tn Manhattan. The report was not true that a Russian rear admiral was shot as the result of a court mar tial because he disobeyed orders In taking ves sels back to Port Arthur after he had taken them out of that harbor. In the old days of the British navy Admiral Byng was put to death for a lesser offence. Voltaire, with his biting satire, wrote that the capital penalty was imposed upon Byng "In order to encourage the others." But court martials are more merciful in these tlmee than they were In the daya of the unfortunate Byng. Chairman Cowherd seems to have been too busy getting out campaign literature to carry one or two of the Maine Congress districts. We are pretty nearly glad there are to be four Democrats in the Maine Senate Instead of only one. as last year. Just think how lonely that one must have been when he went Into caucus with himself! Now they can have a rea 1 . cau cus, with chairman, secretary, aergeant-at artriK and opposition leader! The celebration of the subway opening, with Mayor McClellan starting the first train, will undoubtedly bf> an affair of no small interest. yet enthusiastic anticipation is somewhat damp ened by the news that the lines are to be op erated for six weeks, with full train service, but with empty cars, before passengers are carried, so that the trainmen may become thoroughly familiar with the system and the signals. That appears to be a long term of training and in struction, but it may be absolutely indispensa ble. McCarren says he will not retire; and Murphy is equally positive that he will stick to the game. Judge Parker may well be troubled with political insomnia. The extraction of sunbeams from cucumbers simply isn't a marker to the task of extracting Democratic hopefulness from the election re turns from Maine. Some society for the pre vention of cruelty to something ought to call a halt upon those who are attempting it. New -York is rich enough to place Its court bouse where it will, and It would be a short sighted economy, us well as a disregard for municipal beauty and fitness, to neglect the op portunity now presented for grouping Its public buildings along City Hall Park, the present and. as far as human foresight goes, the future centre of its great business interests. The Democratic editors who called on Judge Parker said they thanked him particularly for his "manly declaration" that lu> would not be a candidate for a second term if he were elected President. But those able and accomplished Journalists felt at the bottom of their hearts, since Vermont had spoken so strongly from the Cref-n Mountains, that th* election of Judge Parker had become merely an academic (.tues tion, and that th'- possibility even of the mention of his name for a f-.-<i!id term had become the mere airy fragment of a vision. Our opponents can criticise what we did in Panama only on condition of misstating what was done. The administration behaved through out not only with good faith, but with extraor dinary patience and large generosity toward those with whom it dealt. It was also mindful of American interests. It acted in strict com pliance with the law passed by Congress. . . . Neither in this nor in any ether matter has there been the slightest failure to live up to the Constitution in letter and in spirit. But the Constitution must be observed positively as well as negatively. The President's duty is to serve the country in accordance with th* Con stitution, and I should be derelict in my duty if I used a false construction of the Constitution as a shield for weakness and timidity, or as an excuse for governmental impotence.— (President Roosevelt. Tin: T\IK Or' THE DAJ, Agricultural rxp«rt» agree that the apple crop In the United States this year is likely to be al most'unprecedented In size and quality. HIS BARGAINa Ho purchased overcoats In Jun« And straw huts In September. He didn't think July too Boon T.> stock up ' ■' December; flls winter underclothes he bought On the approach of spring- Which all of his acquaintance thought A v»*ry funny thing. It realty did «eem rather droll. When all with heat were dying. To see him Mum!*- round for coal Or warm fur mitten!* huylnj?. In January he'd not fall Ml* outing suit to choose. Or to attend a bargain sale Of canvas t«nnla shoes. A moot forehanded man wa» he. He loved a bargain dearly: A cjolliir saved filled him with glee; He sometimes saved one — nearly. Rut never did h<* quite succeed. Because, you see, he'd keep On buying things he did not need Because they seemed so cheap. —(Chicago News. Geographer! T.li ub that in places the Pacific Is more than tw»nty-nln» thousand feet deep. In other words, if th.- loftiest mountain on the globe. Mount Brerest, »«*3 feet high, were placed in the Pacific Ocean at it« greatest depth, the summit of the mountain would just about reach the surface of the ocea;:. "Who's that unhappy looking fellow over there? "That's Scribblers. lie writes for the funny papers." "He doesn't look a* though he had any sense of humor." "Who said he had?"— (Cleveland Pin In Dealer. The horrors of war have their alleviations, ac cording to "The Atlanta (Ga.) News." While the battle of the 6th was raging, an officer of the M Georgia discovered two privates of his regiment reconnoitring a position held by two Virginia girls. "Why aren't you engaged?" yelled the officer. "They haven't proposed yet." tittered the girls. "I'll have them court mart tailed for cowardice," taid the gallant officer, raising his cap. "They are a disgrace to Georgia." Th« &th Massachusetts lost two flags In Wednes day's tight, but not until every man' was declared dead by the umpires. The unfortunate regiment suffered fearfully from the ungrammatical expres sions of the attacking party. Shortly after noon a split Infinitive knocked the entire fourth company senseless. In Tuesday's fighting the tth Massachusetts, which Is composed of Irish-Americans, covered itself with glory. It had recklessly exposed It self to a crossfire from two batteries, and the umpires had pronounced it "dead entirely." A pained expression darkened the handsome face of Colonel O'llooiigan; but only for a moment. "Boys." ha shouted to his stricken troops, "yea have died once for America; now once mere for onld Ireland!" The umpires were powerless to eav ■» them. Both batteries were captured. "A man who Is addicted to the tobacco habit " remarked the tnorallzer, "will do anything for a smoke." "Yes." rejoined the demoralizer, "he will even travel in a smoking car."— (Chicago Dally News. A cent a pound bounty has been paid for grass hoppers In certain parts of Utah, and a county clerk In that State paid out a thousand cents upon a half ton of the Jumping creatures, which were gathered in the area over which he had Jurisdic tion. Texaa could hardly extirpate the boll wee vils and New-England is not hopeful of annihi lating the gypsy moths by similar methods. DOUBLE LIVES. As through this dismal vale of tears. You cut your merry caper. Be sure you do not write your life Upon both sides the paper. For when yon com* to hand it In. Where Peter waits to meet you. Unless 'tis clear and legible. "Declined with thanks' r will greet you. —(Brooklyn Uf*. "Sort of curious, Isn't It." remarked Congress man Babcock to Congressman Overstreet. "that we should have Presidential candidates hailing from places with such queer names an Oyster Bay and Esopus?" "It doesn't matter so much where a man Is from as it does where he Is goingv" was the sage ob servation of Overstreet. Repartee.— before beauty." said Falstaff, as he attempted to enter before the prince. "No! Grace before meat," said the prince, gently, as he pushed him from his path.— (Life. •• A. bout People and Social Incidents. NEW-YORK SOCIETY. A large representation of New-Tork society will be found to-day at I*eat. where the Horse Show opens this morning. Mrs. John Sloane. Mrs. Will iam Douglas Sloane. Mrs. Richard T. Dixie and many other hostesses are giving house parties In connection therewith, while there will be a ball «t the AsplnwalU at which Mrs. G. G. Haven. Mrs. Giraud Foster. Mrs. John 8. Alexandra and other well known women of the Lenox set are to act as hostesses. At Oyster Bay to-night the Seawanhaka Corin thian Yacht Club will give Its last dance of the season, which will be brought to a eloee to-morrow evening with th* annual dinner. October 1 is ««t ss the date of the marriage of Miss Selena. Jacqueline Fanshawe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William a Fanehswe. to George Henry Potts, at St. Peter's Church. Galilee. N. J. Mrs. Jamea McVlckar is at Brookaide. her coun try place at Dobba Ferry. Mr. afcd Mrs. Thomas Hugh Kelly, who were married a few weeks ago. have returned from their wedding trip In Canada and tall soon for Europe to spend the winter 'ln Rome. Mr. and Mrs. Eben Wright have decided to apend the fall at Nahant, Mass. Mrs. William P. Jaffray and her daughter. M»sa Hflen Jaffray. have arrived from England, and will make a round of country house vtolta m the Berkshlres and at Newport before establishing themselves in town for the winter. The marriage of James E. Martin. Jr.. and Miss Gladys Robinson, daughter of Jam.-s A. Robinson, will take place on November 9 tn the Church of the Heavenly Rest. Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer. jr.. have re turned to town from Newport. Mrs. William R. Travers has likewise left New port for the season and returned to town. Mrs. Henry F. Dlmock will arrive to-morrow at her country place at South Coventry. Conn., from Bar Harbor for the fall. PERSONAL NOTES FROM WASHINGTON. [FROM THE TBIBl'W« BCMAC.] Washington. Sept. Mr*. Hitchcock, wife of the Secretary of the Interior, will return to Wash ington on Tuesday from the family's summer home in Dublin. N. H. Mrs. Cortelyou. wife of the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has returned from a visit to New- York and Long Island. Miss Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agri culture, who will sail later in the month for Paris, will study vocal music while abroad and will also devot* part of her time t» literary work. Theodore Hanson, first secretary of the Russian Embassy, arrived In Washington last night from liar Harbor. Sefior Zallea. first secretary of the Bolivian Le gation, called at the State Department to-day and took leave of the officials. He will sail for home in a short time, having recently lost his father, to close up the family estate. IN THE BERKSHIRES. [BT TEI.EWtAFH TO THE TRIBI , I^-siiiX, Mass.. Sept. 15.— The executive committee of the Lenox Horse Show, of which (lirau.i Foster is chairman, held a meeting this moraine and WAR VIEWS OF EXPERTS. Kuropatkin Likely to Make a Stand at Moukden and Tie-Ling. [FROM THE TBIBtTNB BIREII 1 Washington. Sept. 13. — The significant feature of to-day's news from the seat of war is that which describes the Russians a* fortifying- Moukden and Tie-Llnr. The latter place is re garded as already well protected. Indeed. It has the reputation of being so well defended, a* to present a wellnlgh impregnable front to th<» advancing Japanese. If it is true. »ay the mili tary experts, that Kuropatkin is fortifying Moukden and Tie-lying, the circumstance must be taken as evidence that he intends to make a stand against his enemy, which is also reported to be advancing rapidly, with every Intention of overtaking the Russians at Moukden and pos sibly accomplishing another flank movement, against which this time Kuropatkin is counted on to defend himself successfully. Few of the experts believe that there is any likelihood of another collision between the ad versaries for some time. It Is estimated that it will take three or four weeks to recover from the recent encounter, to prepare for another bat tle and to bring reinforcements to the front. If It Is true that Kuropatkin Is concentrating his army at Moukden he evidently intends to take the offensive. This Intention would hardly be allowed to become public property to the extent of being cabled around the world, for the Rus sians would not wish the plan to come to the knowledge of the Japanese. The full effect of such a scheme would be felt only in so far a* the movement was a surprise to the Japanese. It I*) a trick of strategy, however, that a plan Is divulged so that Its very publicity may operate to excite suspicion of Us authenticity. The plans of both sides have been shrouded In mys tery for many weeks, and the experts here are In no position to say whether the Russians or the Japanese are Indulging in the deeper science of evolution. Little Is received from the military attache In the flel 4 . Captain W. V. Judson. of the corps of engineer who is with the Russians, has been 111. but la now reported as able to resume his duty in the field. / DISPROVED HER LEGAL DEATH. New-Haven. Conn.. Sept. M..— Decreed legally dead by the probate court of New-Haven last May. Miss Mary Ann Gilbert, formerly of this city. to! day presented proof of her existence In life to Judge Cleveland through United States Consul General Oamun. of Stuttgart, Germany through whom she also entered claim for her share of the estate of 180.000 left by her brother, the late Charles B. Gilbert With the acceptance of her proof by Judge Cleveland In the Probate Court next Monday. Miss Gilbert will receive about SB uoo no opposition b«!ng offered by other relative In ISA ifiss Gilbert went to Bombay, and has -spent most of the time since then travelling about the world. VISITORS AT WEST POINT. West Point. N. T.. Sept. 15. -in honor of the visit here to-day of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Great Britain, the. battalion of cadets was re viewed by Brigadier General Alexander MacKen sie. chief of engineers. U. a A. A salute of eleven guns was fired. Tha visitors, about two hundred In number. Including many women, arrived here t n .^J io '^ ct l . a ? A lbany k'ne- A reception was held by General Milts at Memorial Hail. • The members of th Geographical Congress visit ed the Military Academy to-day, arriving Just after the review, but In time to witness th dress parade of the cadets. ILLNESS OF CHARLES LOCKHART. Pittsburg. Sept. le.-Chartea Lockhart. th* oil man. banker and capitalist, was brought home from Spring Lake, N. J.. last night, suffering from an Illness that alarmed bis family. He was reported CROWN PRINCE MUST PAY TAXES. Breslau. Sept. IS.-Tbe. appeal of the Crown Prince FreaerlcJc William against paying taxes on his estate at Oem was decided against htm to day by the District Tax Administrators, who up held the Judgment of the Cantonal authorities, that only the sovereign, and not members of his famllv was exempt from taxation. The t** astS^i«l EMPEROR'S GIFTS TO AMERICANS. Berlin. Sept. 15.-Emperor Wliuejn'. Interest in and partiality tor Americans | 3 asow» by hla sending a number of large signed portraits 03 per sonal girts -to Americans with * :: " i; ho ha 3 'l ' social relation". Included amon* those to whom portraits have been sent 'are a. J. r>r«TSl - AUi«on •- •<. i>raxai. Allison voted to postpone the annual Lenox horse skew to Saturday. Wednesday's terrific storm hat water-soaked the turf la the ring at High T.awa Farm "nad rendered It so soft that the committee thought it advisable to postpone for one day to order that the ring might be in the best of condi tion for the show. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aator Eristed arrived tins) afternoon from Newport and are guests of sir. and Mrs. Guy A. Ward 1 . Other arrivals ineluft* Victor Marowltz and Charles S. Harkness. of New. York: Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Morton Maule and the Misses Maule. of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Alfred M. Coatee, of Providence. R. I. Mrs. William D. Slcane Is entertaining a large bouse party: her guests Include Miss C Harrtasan. Miss Dlx and Watson Webb. This afternoon Mrs. Sloans gave an afternoon reception. The enter tainment for the guests was a cricket match be tween the Elm Court cricket team, captained by William B. O. Field, of New- York, and the Lenox cricket team, captained by Sir Mortimer Durand. T. Chesney Richardson and Carlos de Heredia played on the Lenox team, which was defeated by a score of 66 to 24. The Rev. Dr. Rhine'.ander. of Washington, Is be ing entertained by Dr. William C. Rives. Benjamin Cbew. of New-York, is a guest of Miss A dele Kneeland at Falrlawn. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons, of New- York, hare left Lenox for a short stay In the Adirondack*. Arthur 8. Raikes. counsellor of the British Em bassy, who has been on leave of absence, is to arrive m Lenox on Sunday from England. Interlaken. the country residence of Mr. and Mrs. Courtlandt Field Bishop, of New-York, has been opened for their occupancy. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop are expected to arrive on Saturday. Invitations for the wedding of Miss Winifred Folsora and Edward If. de La Field, of New- York. In Trinity Church on October 1. were issued yes terday. Mrs. Ponsonley Ogle, of London: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Almlnwall and Miss Alminwall. of Brooklyn: Miss Wetznore, of Detroit, and Miss Wyckoft*. of New-York, have arrived at the Maplewooil. in Pitts. field. M'CORMICK-DEXTER WEDDING. Geneva. Sept. 15.— Stanley MeCormlck. of Chi cago, and Miss Katherine Dexter, daughter of Wirt Dexter, were married here to-day. The civil cere mony occurred at 11:30 a. m. and the religious wedding took place In the Church of the Maccabees at noon. The civil ceremony at the Hotel de Villa was witnessed by the members of the two families. As the midday chimes rang out from the Cathedral of St. Pierre the party entered the Gothic Church of the Maccabees. The bride's dress was of white embroidered muslin, and 3he wore a magnificent set of pearl;*, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride poon's mother was dressed In gray brocade, and the bride's mother in mauve mouaseline. Th" Err. Mr. FTothlngham. of Uo«<trvn. officiated at the i«» UgJous service. .After a breaV the coup!? started on their wedding trip in an automobile. They received many presents, including one from Ambassador McCor- Balck, at St. Petersburg. Stanley McCormlcll is the youngest son of th» late Cyrus H. McCormlck. who was known aa the "reaper king." Hi is one el the wealthiest young men in Chicago. His engagement to Mi.*s Dexter was announced a short time ago. Wlrt \>-\- fs one of the best known of Chl« caeo's corporation lawyers. His daughter has o( late been travelttos abroad with her mother. Stanley McCormlck is a brother of Harold Ms« Cfermlek. who ri'Hrri*-d a daughter of John D. Rockefeller. Armour. Frederick v.". Vanderbilt and Dougta.* SSBStI son ' The Emperor has also paid *pe?ial courtesies ?» American military otficera arbo have b<?en attend tng BUUKCUvr^S at Altooca. CAMPAIGN COMMENT. THE FOOLISH DEMOCRAT* From Th» Bostou Herald •m.) In his letter <>t acceptance, i-'i-omaeliian In its 4l* gresslvern'ss ant! Machiavellian in its immorality. Mr. Roosevelt says: "It Is difficult to find our fron the utterances of our opponents what are tie r«?a: lasu«-9 up'»i which they propose to -wage this cain pilsn." This Is true. It is the fad that OM or canlsatfon which embodies the opr i " > *i*i<" > i* to Fresi «!«T" Roosevelt i.« entirely at sea as x<t tha isju** whtch otißht to be made prominent in the C2Q ralgrt. This fact, however, does 00l eha&SG th» mor* Important fact that the Issues between '^» Republican party and a very tare* part of ta» people are many and important, and that Use, :?suej upon which Mr. Roost-velt personally i.s to b» Judged are still more numerous. The truth is. however, that the Democratic party has under taken to unite and harmonise the opposition, to make it as effective as possible. a:id thus far it rius railed "% What ha 3 been the fact? Who has heard of John •;. Carlisle, the prince of hustings speaker?. in this campaign? Whi> has rend of speeches t">- Jttchard Olney, or Charts Frauds Adams, or Carl Schurx, or John G. Mllburn. or Charles S. Fair child, or Jud'on Harmon, of William F. \i!as. 0? of the hundreds et talented your.g men who ar» eager to take their place in a party opposed to th* Republican party, but who can find nr> congenial organization devoted to hi»; principles and to tha good of the country? Tha Bttlfl men who are In control of the Democratic party seem to be jealous of the men of power who might a:d liiem ta aa effective tight against the opposition. BRYAN AND hill. From The Buffalo Express. "The Express' does not believe that » Populist threat to spread Bryan .-» comments on FarKer among the people would deter Bryan from ?pea» ing In New-York or anywhere tlse. Ths *.sii>.» fact Is that Bryan cannot swallow Hill and his pup pets, the St. Louia platform and the rr.arj wr-» kr.«»- what was th«i honorable thins to do. but u-a not do it. Bryan is too straightforward to car* an iota for such threats. He has evolved a system of principles which hn believes are truly D*«p* critic and he 1- prepared to fight for them to _ i..» laat. It is for this reason that he has not wa sparing in h!s criticism of Parker or of th» SBSj outfit. He is anxious to have his old and honest followers know that he is not weaken andljaj no Intention of weakening. The more publicity that can be given to tho tact, the more pleased «4 he be. woe! woe:: woe::: From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "The Fort Worth Record" takes a gloomy **• of the future, conditioned on Roosevelt's, election. "He is the most dangerous man who has cotr.e t» the surface In the history of American politics, ana if by any chance or freak of fancy on the part or the people* he should be elected F resident. n<> oa» of the present generation will live to 3«?« tha r '" of th« woes he will inflict upon the nation." . That sounds very much like the- downfall-or-tne republic prediction made by "The Evening Knock er" on the afternoon of election. BBS, when it said: "McKinley'3 election means the complete over throw of tha American people; the absolute im poverishment of sixty million of our population; tn» destruction of the Republic a nd the oatablishment of a monarchy. If Me.Kinley be elected tho I n-*<*» States is drifting to its doom. If McKlnley •*» elected th!» Is the last vote that will ev<-r be per mitted the masses in this country." THE PRESIDENT STANDS PAT. From The Kansas City Star. The letter Is better than the Chicago platform. tit the reason that it Is free from superfluities. It en forces the author's positive convictions ana r.w«« it clear that President Roosevelt means to lI J^ <>:• fall by his record, lie stand* put on his " llJ 'ill lished policies. There tv no comfort for t!w*< v "• has opposed, for he declares his Intention to «*• tlnue those policies if elected in November. THE PRESIDENTS IRONY. From Th« St. Paul Pioneer-Press. It would not be easy to add sharpness to Cl softer Irony with which he discusacs the Ivnl £ cratlc position on the gold standard and tar... questions. . For eight years th- Democratic pay* has been fighting the gold standard. It now ae cltnes to say as a party where it stands oa i-, question, but wants to be placed in possession 01 tiie government, because, its candidate acivue*: in the settlement of that question aeeompnansi against Democratic opposition by the Republics" party. It declares the protective tariff to &•*•■! bery. but wants to be put In power because wltn ■ Republican Senate assured for years to come, x couldn't carry out its declared policy, and b«caus* moreover. It doe* not really mean what It »ays •> Its platform. * .- _.■ -. ;. - UNABLE TO AGREE. From The Chicago Tribune. The Democrats are restrained by their o .*;* visions from agreeing on any one great prlnetpij as an Issue. But they cart readily fine! a basis Bjr union and harmony in assailing uielr opponents. . INSINCERITY. From The Chicago Post. If not sincpro osi the tariff lasw- the hiasor • =* of demarcation between the two great parties *fg can we expect the Democrats to be sincere on sir * other question which la or may become an !*««;■£ this campaign? The voters will leave protection » the hands of Its friends. The wage earner. *p | farmer, tha merchant and the manufacturer cona centlj- may b» expected to vot* a* directed by coa*'. mem seme and enlightened seJMntWMt.