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Bid for Intervention in East — Mr.
Roosevelt's Plan Accepted.
London. N~r»v. 9.— Lord Lansdowne, in the ab
sence of Premier Balfour. at the Lord Mayor's
dinner at the Guildhall to-night made a strong
plea for peace and arbitration on behalf of the
British government. Lord Lansdowne pointed
out to a large and rather unsympathetic au
dience that, arbitration was the only way in
which the North Sea dispute with Russia could
have been equitably settled, and almost in the
came breath drew a vivid picture of the horrors
Af the struggle new proceeding in the Far East.
Between the line* of every reference the For
rign Minister made to the Russo-Japanese Wat
wa» an urgent plea, amounting almost to a de
mand, that it mijrht be settled by arbitration.
Lord Lansdowne's speech was a carefully
prepared statement , made before what i 6 con
sidered the most representative gathering of
leading men of Great Britain. As such it was
generally interpreted as a bolder bid for in
tervention than has yet emanated from any
neutral power. America was writ large in this
speech, for which Great Britain has been wait
ing for miny days.
The Foreign Minister prefaced his remarks
*>y 6aying: "That great statesman. John Hay.
recently remarked that war was the most futile
and fallacious of human follies." Then came an
impassioned review of the North Sea affair.
Althoiigh Lord Lansdowne was unable to an
tbe signing of the convention, he em
jr.atically confirmed statements made in these
dispatches— namely, that Great Britain had
• no difficulty in arriving at a solution In
principle of the dispute," and only supplemented
• .s already known by the statement that
La had guaranteed the punishment of any
other oftirers who might be proved to have been
implicated in addition to those already detached
from Admiral Rojestvensky's squadron.
By most of bis hearers, who to-night had their
first opportunity of hearing the For#i«*i Office's
views, and who hitherto had based their ideas
no Mr. BaJfour's mu:h-criticised Southampton
fpeech and on belligerent editorial articles in the
newspapers. Lord Lansdowne's utterances were
regarded almost as a plea for Russia. A dead
*::er.ce greeted him as, after pointing out that
The two governments in good faith believed in
•rcntradictory Statements of facts, he asked:
Could we have dor.c better than get full apol
r>zy and compensation and leave the question of
fscts to an international tribunal with a guaran
tee of punishment "f any who may be found
Lord Lansdow«e, in connection with the ques
tion or contraband, seriously reminded the
audience that Great Britain, as the greatest
raval power, might somt day be the gr<--au-.<t
sufferer by a restriction of belligerent rights ou
the high seas.
After referring to the widely prevalent de
sire' that arbitration might be resorted to in
the case of the present war In the Far East.
Lord Lansdowne addjd:
Mr. Choate walked into rr.y room yesterday
end asked if w* would sign an arbitration
Treaty with the United States. Simultaneously
I received from President Roosevelt, whom we
ell must congratulate (cheers;, a message in
viting us to participjfte ir: a second interna
tional peace conference at The Hague. It is
i endless to say that the Invitation has not been
refused; only, we have reserved to ourselves the
right to consider what subjects should be dis
russed. We hesitated not a moment in inform
ir.g .^:ica that we were ready to ' Lrticipate
arA In niching President Roosevelt godspeed in
this undertaking.
"Arbitratior.," conduced Lord Lansdowne,
aftsr a sympathetic reference to France's as
e in ihe North Sea <3is;>ute. has become

httei the usual loyal toasts, which were re
tttved with great enthusiasm, the War Secre
tary. H. O. Arnold-Forsler. replying for the
Imperial force*, said the navy lately had at
tracted the utiention of the country by show
ing its efficiency and mobility for the service
of the nation. The army, especially the admin
istration thereof, had always been criticised, but
It was the- determination of the Army Council
not to rest until the Eriiish army was ready to
niter the f:e!cj at any time with absolute confi
dence ::■ enccess.
Lord Lansdowne, (ponding to the toast of
"H Majesty's Ministers." referred to the un
fortunate absence of Mr. Balfour, who. in spite
< : i ■ ' illness, bad not eased actively to take
part in the affairs of the country The Foreign
£•• retary «aid that, while London was princi
pally Interested that peace should prevail every
where, he did not think they should think of
"Peace t;t any price." adding:
At this moment, . contemplating the progress
of the t«rrible struggle becWeen two brave and
£*Ilaßt nations in the Far East, tan one of us
contemplate without regret the legion alter le-
Cton of brave men betas led forth to meet their
Jste. and the rained homes .irn.l broken hearts?
can conceive no more terrible punishment
than the remorse of any minister or body of
minifctera who. from ]<• «: of temper or desire of
popularity, Itttfflight upon the country the
' ■ .■:,••• and oilatnJtjr of seedless war.
At ih.s aiM|>icious moment i am able to an
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Parker Says He Was a Willing Sac
rifice to a Hopeless Cause.
Esopus, N. V-, Nov. 9. — Alton B. Parker to
night gave to the press an open letter, ad
dressed "To the Democracy of the Nation," in
which he thanked those in charge of his cam
paign work, and said that the people will soon
realize that "the tariff fed trusts are absorbing
the wealth of the nation." He said that when
that time comes the people will turn to the
Democratic party for relief.
In this letter Mr. Parker says he shall never
seek a nomination for public office. He dis
cusses the difficulties encountered by the Dem
ocrats in making their campaign this year, and
makes suggestions regarding harmony in the
party. In conclusion he says that in the pres
ence of defeat he does not hesitate to say that
in his opinion the great moral question that
confronts the Democrats is, "Shall ihc trusts
and corporations be prevented from coi.cributing
money to control or to aid in controlling elec
tions?" The letter foliows:
To the Democracy of the Nation:
Our thanks are due to the members of the na
tional committee and to the executive commit
tee in charge of the campaign for most unseit
ish, capable and brilliant party service. All
that it was possible for men to do they did, but
our difficulty was beyond the reach of party
I am most grateful to them, and wish in this
general way to extend my thanks to the worK»
ers, as well as the rank and file all over the
country. I know how hard they struggled
against overwhelming odds, and I only wish
1 could take each one by the hand and than*
Deeply as I regretted leaving the bench at
the time of it, in the presence of overwhelming
defeat I do not lament it. I thought it was my
duty. In the light of my present information
I am now even more confident that I did right.
I shall never seek a nomination for p'-J l> l lr office.
but I shall to the best of my ability servo the
party that has honored me, and through the
party serve my country.
The party has in the near future a great mis
sion. Before long the people will realize that,
the tariff fed trusts and illegal combinfions aie
absorbing the wealth of the nation. Then they
will wish to throw off these leeches, but the Re
publican party will not aid them to do it, for its
leaders appreciate too well the uses to which
the moneys of the trusts can be put in political
When that time comes, and come it will, .he
people will turn to the Democratic party for re
lief, and the party should be ready— ready with
an organization of patriotic citizen? covering
every election district, who are willing to work
for the love of the cause—an organization sup
ported by as many town, city, county and State
officers as we are able to elect in the mean time.
We entered this canvass with every Northern,
Western and Eastern State, save one, in Re
publican control. This gave to that party a
large army of office holders reaching Into every
hamlet, many of whom gladly followed the ex
amples set for them by the members of the
President's Cabinet in devoting their time and
services to the party.
Tc accomplish much in this direction, how
ever, we must forget the difficulties of the past.
If any one suspects his neighbor of treachery,
let him not hint of his suspicion. If he knows
he hj.s deserted us, let him not tell i*. Our
forces have been weakened by division?. We
have quarrelled at times over non-essentials. If
we would help the people, if we would furnish
an organization through which they may be re
lieved of a party that has grown so corrupt that
it will gladly enter into partnership with trusts
to secure moneys for election purposes, we must
forget the differences of the past and begin this
day to build up wherever it may be needed a
bread ar.d effective organization. And we must
by constant teaching, '.hrough the press and
from the platform, apprise the people of the
way the vicious tariff circle works.
We must bring home to them at other than
election time* the fact thru money contributed
to the Republican party by the trusts is not
only dishonest money, but it is given that the
trusts may without hindrances take a much
larger suni from the people.
In the presence of a defeat that would take
away all personal ambition, were it true that
otherwise it possessed me, I do not hesitate to
pay that in my opinion the greatest moral ques
tion which now confronts us is:
Shall the trusts and corporations be prevented
from c-ntributing money to control or to aid In
cor trolling elections?
Such set vice as I can render in that or any
other direction will be gladly rendered. And I
beg the co-operation as a fellow worker of every
Democrat in the country.
Moore Died Still Looking for His
Glens Fills. N. V.. Nov. 9.— Another effort
was made to-day by the executor of the estate
of William .Moore, the Adirondack lumberman
and mine owner, to gain information as to the
mysterious Van Rensselaer estate, disposed of
by Moore In his will. Alt that is known of the
er.tate is said by the executor to be in the pos-
SKSlon of Eugene L. Ashley, who to-ciay testi
fied that he had searched records in Boston and
In Albany in hip efforts to discover the Van
!..-• selaer family, and part'ruinny William Van
Etensselaer. the alleged, father of Moore, but had
fuund nothing except a picture of Stephen Van
RensseL i r, In a museum at Boston, which Moore
■did was that of his grandfather, a biographical
sketch of the Vnn Renaselaer family, which be
U un-3 In the Etate library at Albany, and also
a photographic copy of a portrait of William
,Van Rensselaer.
Mr. Ashley declined to answer questions as to
the Identity of the life tenant of the estate, as
to when and where the will was probated an<i
regarding the Situation of the estate, on th*
pnnmd ihat whatever knowledge he possessed In
these particulars was th» result of a direct
confidential communication to him from Moore.
i; t (van sustained by the surrogate.
Tl-- testimony showed that Moore himself
di<! not know the exact situation of the estate,
nwd th.il he had mged ■• few months before
hiu death '• have Mr. Ashley go with him to
California to continue the search (.here.
Dew*; ;: . ■ 138 Full on Si.. N. V.—
Joseph W. Folk. Missouri.
(Photograph t>y Strauss.)
Edward C Stokes,
Bryan Sai/s Democracy Must Cut
Loose from "Plutocrats."
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 9.— William J. Bryan to
night gave out an extended statement concern
ing yesterday's election, which Is intended to
serve as his comment on the result, and as an
answer to reports connecting him with a move
ment looking to the formation of a new party.
Mr. Bryan said he would not attempt to deny
all the reports circulated ns to his future po
litical action, but would let his statement serve
to explain his position. He says:
The Democratic party has met with an over
whelming defeat in the national election. As
yet the returns are not sufficiently complete to
permit analysis, as it is Impossible to say
whether the result is due to an actual increase
in the number of Republican voters or to a fall
ing off in the Democratic vote. This phase of
the subject will be dealt with when the returns
are all in. The questions for consideration at
this time are. What lesson does the election
teach? and. What of the future? The defeat
of Judge Parker should not be considered a
personal one. He did as well as he could under
the circumstances; he was the victim of un
favorable conditions and of a mistaken parly
He grew in popularity as the campaign pro
gressed and expressed himself more and more
strongly on the trust question, but could not
overcome the heavy odds against him. The so
called conservative Democrats charged the de
feats of 1896 and ISloo to the party's position on
the money question. ;>nd insisted that a victory
rould be won by dropping th< coinage question
entirely. The convention accepted this theory
and the platform made no reference to th<
money question, but Judge Parker felt that it
was his duty to announce his personal adherence
to the gold standard.
His gold telegram, as it was called, while em
barrassing to the Democrats of the West ant'
South, was applauded by the Eastern press.
He had the cordial indorsement of Mr. Cleve
land, who certified that the party had returned
to 'safety ar.d sanity"; he had the support of
the Democratic papers which bolted in lfcfM'..
and he also had the aid of nearly all of tho**
which were prominent in the campaigns of ]SOt»
and 1900, and yet his defeat is apparently
greater than the party suffered in either of
those yeais.
It is unquestionable also that Judge Parker's
defeat was not local, but general, the returns
from the Eastern States being as disappointing
as the returns from the West. The reorganize™
are in complete control of the party; they
planned the campaign and carried it on accord
ing to their own views, and the verdict against
their plan is a unanimous one. Surely silver
cannot be blamed for this defeat, for the cam
paign was run on a gold basis. Neither can th-^
defeat be charged to emphatic condemnation of
the trusts, for the trusts were not assailed as
vigorously this year as they were four year?
ago. It is evident that the campaign did not
turn upon the question of imperialism, and it is
not fair to consider the result as a personal
victory for the President, although his admin
istration was the subject of criticism.
The result was due to the fact that the Demo
cratic party attempted to re conservative in
the presence of conditions ■which demand radi
cal remedies. It sounded a partial retreat when
it should have ordered a charge all along the
line. In 18$6 the line was 3rawn for the first
time during the present generation between
plutocracy and democracy, and the party's
stand on the side of the democracy alienated a
large number of plutocratic Democrats, who. in
the natuie of things, cannot be expected to re
turn, and it drew to itself a large number of
earnest advocates of reform whose attachment
to these reforms is much stronger than attach
ment to any party name. The Republican party
occupies the conservative position. That is. it
defends those who, having secured unfair ad
vantage through class legislation, insist that
they shall not be disturbed, no matter how op
pressive their actions may become.
The Democratic party cannot hope to com
pete successfully with the Republican party for
this support. To win the support of the pluto
cratic element of the country the party would
have to become more plutocratic than the Re
publican party, and it could not do this without
losing several times as many votes ;»s that
course would win The Democratic party ha-*
nothing to gain by catering to organized and
predatory wealth. It must not only do without
such support, but it can strengthen" itself by in
viting the open and emphatic opposition of these
elements. The campaign just closed shows that
it is as inexpedient from the standpoint of poltev
as it is- wrong from the standpoint of principle
to attempt any conciliation of the industrial and
financial despots, who are gradually getting con
trol or all the avenues of wealth. The Demo
cratic party, if it hopes to win success, must
take the side of the plain, common people.
Mr. Bryan says for two years he has pointed
out the futility of any attempt to compromise
with wrong or to patch up a peace with the
great corporations which are now exploiting the
public, but the Southern Democrats were so
alarmed by the race Issue that they listened,
rather reluctantly, be it said to their credit, to
the promises of success held out by those who
had contributed to the, defeat of the party in
the two preceding campaigns. He continues:
The experiment has been a costly one, and it
is not likely to be repeated during the present
generation. The Eastern Democrats were also
deceived. They were led to believe that the
magnates and monopolists who coerced the
voters in 18W and supplied an enormous cam
1 aign tund. both in ISIKi and 1900 would help
the Democratic party, if our party would only
re less radical. The corporation press aided in
this deception, and even the Republican papers
professed an unselfish desire to help build up
the Democratic party. The election has opened
the eyes of- the hundreds of thousands of honest
and v.ell meaning Democrats who a few months
ago favored the reorganization of the party.
These men now see that they must either go into
the Republican party or join with the Demo
crats of the West and South in making the
Democratic party a positive, aggressive and
progressive reform organization. There is no
middle ground. . .
Mr. Bryan says he did what he could to pre
vent the reorganization of the Democratic party;
when he failed in this, he did what he could to
aid Parker and Davis In order to secure such
reforrr.s— and there were some vital ones—prom
ised by their election. Now that the campaign
Is over he will, he say*, assist thoee who desir«
to put the Democratic army once more upon a
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Stone Walls Disintegrating — Grant's
Tomb Coated.
The stone in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
according to Professor R. Ogden Doremu*. is
disintegrating, and the building needs repairing
to prevent the exhibits from suffering injury.
He is endeavoring to secure an appropriation
from the Board of Estimate and Apportionment
for the purpose of doing this work. The Ter
race Bridge, in Central Park, also nee.ls repairs,
he says. Water, ho- declares, !s percolating
through the walls of the museum, and they
should be coate-l with paraffine wax, as the
obelisk was coated by him nineteen years ;t«?o, in
order to make them impervious. General Grant's
tomb, which showed sign* of disintegration, de
spite the fact that it is of granite. ba3 Just tieen
coated with -his material. Pieces of stone as
large as one's band, be says, bad brok n from
the monument.
Prof< ■■■ Dor mua said yesterday: "On Oc
tober 7 I appeared before the Board of Estimate
and Apportionment and appealed for funds for
two purposes; first, to restore and pres rye from
furth.-r destruction the large edifice holding the
!nrc;e and valuable collection of pictures, sculpt
ures and antiquities of the Metropolitan Mu
seum of Art. General dl Cesnola, the director
of the museum, says thnt it cannot appropriate
any of its funcH for other purpost ■ than buying
works of art. He showed In the constitution
and charter that it is incumbent on the Park
Board to keep, from time to time, the building
in repair. H<:> united with me in an appeal to
Commissioner Pallas to have the building re
paired and protected from rain with melted
paraftine wax, as the obelisk was treated nine
teen years ago with success. General Grant's
tomb was trc;;ted last week with a coating of
melted paraffine wax (nfter warming its surface).
to prevent water passing through this compact
stone. The rain has already percolated through
the stone and flaked off pieces as large as one's
hand. \ also bppculed for an appropriation to
restore and protect from further destruction the
elaborate carvings made by skilled sculptors—
not ordinary stonecutters— forty years ago. on
what Is called Terrace Bridge. Controller Grout
has informed me that the board appropriate!
an additional $2.j,<>oi> for 'labor, maintenance,
supplies preservation of the stonework and
-a-e of trees.' As only part of this amount can
b« devoted to repairing and preserving the stone
carvings on the Terracft Bridge, it will only
serve to start the work. The protection of the
large edifice of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
is obligatory, and should be done at once, be
fore destructive winter weather begins. Any
one who approaches the museum from Madison
ave. can see the efflorescence on the stone, in
dicating the action of water. The action of the
water can also he seen on the inside. The stone
is disintegrating."
""he Board of Estimate and Apportionment
meets to-day, and Professor Doremus hopes to
have additional funds provided for the repair
of the museum building.
Republicans Carry Every Town and
City Save One.
The .-omplet?d reports received by William
L Ward, chairman of the Westchester Repub
lican Committee, show that the county broke
all records since I*M» by going for Roosevelt
and Fairbanks by 7,053 plurality. For the first
time in the history of the county the Republi
cans carried every town and city in the county
with the exception of Somera. The Democrats
are. getting some consolation out of the fact
that Judge Parker manaeed to tie President
Roosevelt in this famous old town, which has
been Democratic since the days of Andrew
Jackson. The Republicans also carried the
town of Mount Pleasant for the first time.
This town, which is known as the Gibraltar of
Democracy, is the home of Jchn D. Rockefel
ler, and hundreds of men employed on his bis
estates vote there. The town is Democratic
usually by about 300, but President Roosevelt
surprised everybody by sweeping It from its
moorings and carrying it by l>4.
Mount Vernon was swept by a genuine Re
publican hurricane. Roosevelt and Fairbanks
carried the city by 1.162, and not a single Dem
ocrat is left in the Board of Aldermen. Higgins
ran 2,000 behind Roosevelt and carried the
county by about 5,000. The following are the
estimated pluralities of the other Republican
John E. Andrus for Congress, 4.800; Francis
M. Carpenter, re-elected Senator in the XXIId
District, 3.800 plurality; George N. Rlgby. As
sembly. Ist District, 1.300; J. Mayhew Wain
wrlght. Assembly, IM District. 1.100; James K.
Apgar. Assembly, iHd District. 1.500. The plu
ralities for the Republican County ticket range
from 5,000 to 6,500. Th» successful candidates
are Leslie Sutherland, Clerk; William G. Bar
rett. Register; J. Addison young. District At
torney. E. B. Long, Superintendent of the
Poor; John L. Silleck. Coroner. Mr. Young car
ried every town and city in the county. In
Yonkers, where it was predicted that his \'ote
would be cut for prosecuting the poolrooms, he
ran far ahead.
Pennsylvania's Plurality for Roose
velt Breaks All Records.
Philadelphia, Nov. Q.— Complete returns from
fifty-five of the sixty-seven counties in Pennsyl
vania ard estimates of the total in the remain
ing twelve counties show that Roosevelt had
524.907 votes. Parker 339,49.>. a plurality for
Roosevelt of 480..">12. The ortV !al count will un
doubtedly increase Roosevelt's plurality to 4U0,
000, and possibly more.
Roosevelt's plurality in Philadelphia was 179,
687 In a total of 27r>,Cu(K
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William L. Douglms.
Henry Roberts. Connecticut
Roosevelt and Fairbanks Will Have
Revised returns from Tuesday's election make the Republican victory even
greater than it appeared yesterday morning. Missouri went Republican by about 12,000
plurality, making, with Maryland and Nevada, the electoral vote of Roosevelt and Fair
banks 543. The result in Missouri is, perhaps, the most surprising feature of the election.
Folk, the candidate for Governor, is reported to be the only Democrat on the State ticket
elected, and there may be a Republican majority on joint ballot in the legislature, insuring
a Republican successor to Senator Cockreli.
The national House of Representatives will stand, according to present indi
cations 255 Republicans, 130 Democrats and 1 Fusionist.
The plurality [or Roosevelt and Fairbanks on the popular vote is estimated at
1,700,000, about double that received by McKinley over Bryan.
Many oi the Republican pluralities are record breaking. Pennsylvania leads
with the enormous total of nearly 500,000. but other States are not far^ behind. New-
York gives Roosevelt upward of 170.000, Higgms carrying the State by about
77,00 a Ohio gives 200.000. lowa 130,000, Illinois 225,000, Michigan 150,000, and
California about 100.000.
One oi the most remarkable incidents is the election of \V. L. Douglas, Dem
ocrat, as Governor of Massachusetts, by 35.000 plurality, while the State gives
Roosevelt 86,000. A Democratic Governor is also elected in Minnesota, while
Roosevelt received u;.ooo plurality.
Colorado gives Roosevelt 15.000 plurality, while the Governorship seems in
doubt, the Republicans claiming and the Democrats denying the election of Pea
body. '
Storm of Congratulations Descends
Upon Mr. Roosevelt.
Washington. Nov. 9.-All records for the num
ber of congratulatory telegrams received in a
given length of time by any one man on any oc
casJon have probably been broken by President
Roosevelt within the last twenty-four hours.
Upon Secretary Loeb's desk the messages were
piled in two stacks, each nearly a foot in height.
at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and the telegraphers
in the room adjoining were still rattling their
typewriting machines in an endeavor to keep up
with the busy keys that continued to flash good
wishes to the President from all parts of the
world. The letters, bearing the same sentiments
at greater length, began coming in with the
early mails, and will continue to pour in for
several weeks, or until the President's admirers
In the most remote quarters of the globe have
been heard from. All the messages and let
ters will be answered in due time. Secretary
Loeb says, but the force of stenographers and
typewriters at the White House may not be able
to catch up with the work for several weeks.
Among the thousands of dispatches received
by the President last night and to-day WSW th«
Governor-elect Frank W. Hiesrins. r>f New-
Your character, ability and achievements hay«
won for the Republican party, its greatest vic
John Mitchell, president of the United Mm?
Workers of America:
Accept my congratulations upon your great
Timothy L. Woodruff, former Lieutenant Gov
ernor of New- York:
What ad I write to yea tw« weeks agol Al
most exactly according to results. W e are
rroui of Kings County. Lot me congratulate
you with all my heart, but even more do I con
gratulate the people of the United State* Pa
triotism prevails in the tend.
Seth Low, former Mayor Of New- York:
Heartfelt congratulations on your superb and
well deserved victory.
Whitelaw Reid, former Minister to France:
Warmest congratulations on an unparalleled
popular indorsement.
Professor J G. S?hurman. president of Cor
Cordial congratulations on tne people's esti
mate of Roosevelt ism.
Benjamin B. Odell. Jr.. Governor of New-
York, who managed the campaign in that State:
The overwhelming majority which has been
given you in New-York State must he a great
gratification to you. Words cannot express my
own personal pleasure at the result, and I know
that you. with me. thare in the delight f?n<l
pleasure at having nlso a Republican Governor
of th» State for the next two years. (J.vernor
Higgins's majority Is over 50.000. Please ac
cept my sincerest congratulations.
United States Senator Thomas C. Platt. of
New -York:
Heartiest congratulations. I knew it could
not be otherwise.
Jacob H. Pchiff. of New- York:
They mide you the tsuue, I believe, and
haven't thty revived a fitting reply? 1 rejoi-e
and congratulate you.
Former Governor Frank 6. Black, of Ne.v-
1 was not half as crazy as my friend* thought
I was This county gives you over .%.•»• the
largt*«t ever given; fltggtns abom the name.
John J'cLar.». N*w-Hamp
545 Electoral Votes.
l<>ullno»U uu iUn-4 i>+i*-
G*onr» H. Utter.
RhoJ» Island.
James L. Peabeiy. Colorado
President's Faith in People Justified
— Clean Politics Victorious.
Washington. Nov. i>.— Expressions of joy over
the sweeping Republican victory, which were
heard on all sides last night, have to-day beer,
supplemented by many analyses of the results,
and thrse add to the gratification, not only of
the Republicans, but of the independent voters
whose ballots contributed so largely to the suc
cess of Theodore Roosevelt. Among the latter
the practically unprecedented victory is regard
ed as a signal triumph for the clean politics of
which the President is the leading exponent. It
U declared by the independents with exulta
tion that Mr. Roosevelt was not the choice si
the professional politicians, even of those within
his own party, whose muttered grumbling was
one of the noticeable features of the Republican
National Convention. Had they dared, the •"old
line' politicians in the Republican party would
have nominated any other candidate rather than
Theodore Roosevelt, it is asserted. He hal
turned a deaf ear to their pleas that th* xrard
•heeler" and the local boss be appointed to of
fice as a reward for political dirty work well
performed. He had. In season and out. insist
ed that the men he appointed be clean and hor.
est, a -id capable of rendering conscientious ser
vice in return for the federal salary to whicn
they aspired. He was not "one of the gang '
and from him th- gang" had received sho.t
This same class of vststsi °- *»fcletl ONN SfS
many t.ypieal representative? In V\
a?sert that the selection «| George B. Cortelvou
ai chairman of the Republican National Com
mittee was equally as obnoxious to the oM liners
rs was the nomination of Roosevelt, obnox
ious chiefly because h» «as known to I
h' nest to sanction the peculiar political meth
i- is at which they were adepts. The rebellion
Sftnsi the President's selection*of Cortelyou as
chairman is a matter of history, and was r?
lar-.i in The Tribune's special dispatches from
Chicago just preceding and luring th- nat
Even after the convention and the meeting
of the national committee, at which the Presi
dent's wish was ratified and Mr. Cortelyou was
elected chairman, the old line politicians pri
vately predicted that Cortelyou would never be
able to carry a national election with his 'kid,
glove " methods, and the sentiment in Washing
ton, especially m what is popularly termed "the
third house." composed of the secretaries, clerks
and other attaches of the members of Congress,
was that Cortelyou's management of the cam
paign will prove a rUsoo and that Roosevelt was
destined to defeat.
"A practical politician, one who Is not afraid
to soil his hands in a good cause." declared the
political understudies of the practical politicians.
"is what every Presidential candidate needs for
national chairman. Mr. Roosevelt has never run
for the Presidency before, but be will learn a
bitter lesson. He will find, to his cost, that strict
Integrity and Civil Service methods and cam
paign managers don't go In politics. See?"
The predictions of the politicians at Chicago,
and their understuilie* in Washington and else
where were carried to the President.
"I don't believe it." he declared. "I have im
plicit confidence in the American people. They
tvill approve. Irrespective of party, of every
step in the direction of UM purlfl* ation of AsttsS
ean politics. The time I* past when methods
OEtust be employed In politics which men blush,

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