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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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
"He doesn't look a* though he had any sense of
"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
"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
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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Kuropatkin Likely to Make a Stand
at Moukden and Tie-Ling.
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
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. /
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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. * .- _„.■ -. ;. -
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. .
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.

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