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SATTRPAY. JUNE 20, WOS.
Thi* ■<»■ ■■■■n ii awn** and published by
The nun Association, a - Vr '" York corpora
tion; off* end principal plat* of fafafint. Trio
vuc DyUdi^, \-. lo\ Mm street, **« York;
Opdcn iim*. president: lr«l»«n»8l r«lfle, sec
retary and treasurer. The a«r<w of the •!*
cert is ihe office of this^ newspaper.
r/ //- \rirs rwi« if©ffvnr<7.
FOREIGN.— Mr. Tail's selection as candidate
fortL Presidency was W oll received l in foreign
ra*>it»l* r- -- 'The Iron and Steel Trades
Journal" repeal It. statement that «n "iterna
ijonw) s,-1 trust, having a capital of anout
< £r.0..r..r .0..r..- .'•.--.. would soon be formed In I*o***
_—' th,. French torpedo boa* No 191 " ivas
KOTtan «ast: >il sf J»«w,
wer* rescued by men from the d ~ tr £>^ n f ' q "*:
thf destroyer Sagaie went ashore off Hn£t*re.
310 lives were lost == Groat crowds attended
Jh-Wions of the Ban-An«lican conference in
Lnndon Th. Philippine Assembly passed
* v a vote of 57 I- IS a resolution expressms
th.- A, -t. to obtain immediate Independence.
Wi.Vi Winam and W. .1. ButterneJd won
prizes at th*- International Horse Show in Lon
don A chauffeur employed by Km: Leo
old was fined lIW for bavins ran down a M- ,
cvrle rider. ===== A Rriiish steamer which ar- ,
rived at Victoria reported that a tidal wave
Ftruek her about three hundred miles west of ,
Cape liom.
DOMESTIC 1 " 1 James S. Slier- ■
man. of Ltica. N. Y. was nominated for Vlee
rresident by the Republican National Conven- j
lion at Chicago, receiving 81« votes on the first ;
ViaJSoT the nomination was made unanimous |
and the convention adjourned sine die. — — — ,
Eight . ,I;i,.r^, l; i,.r^ of the Republican National
Committee left <*hicaE» for Cincinnati to con- |
*er ...... Secretary Tafi on the election of a na- :
tional chairman. ===== Secretary Taft r-«lpnA.,
th* po«t he has held for four yeans at the head
of the "War Department and [^rike E. « right,
fn-rmrr Govwnor General of the Philippines, was
appointed i" succeed him on June 30. The
Interstate Commerce Commission mad* 1 - larg«
reduction In lumber rates west of the Mississippi
River Mrs. Mary Fanner was found
"■uiity of murder in the first depree and sen
tenced to ,;i. in the electric chair in August
===== Sixty persons were, Injured in three wrecks
— on the "VVabash Railroad near PendletonJ Mo.;
a suburban electric road near Bakertown. P"nn.,
and an hnt«nutMA electric road at Slnuson Junc
tion. CaL ■■ W. I. Bryan at Lincoln. Neb.,
prepared an analysis of the Republican plat
form which, it was sain". he would probably
jrive out to-day. - . : Six miners were killed
ntd thirty others buried in an explosion in the.
Ellsworth mine of the Pittsburg Coal Company,
near lloooi^aheJa, Perm. ===== The Hood pta;r<?
of the Mississippi River narked M feet in St. ;
Louis and two. deaths from drowning were re
ported: toina'doeg injured several person* in
lowa and Minnesota.
CITY — stocks were weak. — = Political
leaders expressed confidence in the success of the
KepubJican national ticket. -■ . There were
two burglar war-5 in W^t 64th street. --
Counsel far the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com
pany told the Public Service Commission i"
could not reduce its Coney Island fare. - -D.
O. Underbill, formerly assistant cashier of the
Fourth National Bank, was elected president of
the Brooklyn Bank. - ■ =■■ Henry M. Flakier re-
Eicned as a vice-president of the Standard CMi
Company. ===== The j;rand Jury investlajatins
ihe Ice Tryst returned four indictments. -
The police caucht in Washington a woman ac
cused of stealing 1 several diamonds hi this and
other cities. — Carl -liana* n was
acquitted „f the charge of extortion. John
Macintyre declared that Democrats would not
cater to th- labor vote. = Between 52.00".<i0«
.and ?:;."*'.■••• was voted by the Board of Esti
mate for r*>pairinpr atreeta. = John H. Park.-
end twenty-flve mills of the Paper Manufactur
er*' Associntion. it was learned, were indicted
the federal ajrrand jury. = The Westchester
authorities captured an alleged Biack Hand
latter writer, who. they say. had threatened
George v. Raymond and others. - Com
mander Peary said he now needed only $] 0,000
for his search for the North Pole.
THE WEATHER. — Indications for to-day:
Pair. The temperature yesterday: Highest. SO
degrees; lowest, SO.
I/A' TAFT AX It THE DEMOCRATIC PRESS.
The r< % <-cptinii of Mr. Taft's nomination by the
Independent and the Democratic newspapers fur
nishes striking evidence- >f the unusual strength
of the Republican candidate. They almost vie
with the Republican press in their praise of bis
qualifications iv ability, experience and charac
ter for tbe Presidency; in fact, no other man
<-onld have been named for the office who would
Jiave t»een so universally <*onceded to measure
up to its requirements. They dwell upon his re
markable record as an efficient administrator in
various branches of the public service, his jnto
session of that breadth <•* mind and "judicial
temperament" which will lie called for in tho
Executive in the trying period of ■ business re
vival, bis independence and courage — in fact,
not si word is said in disparagement of the Re
publican candidate, and he is universally recog
nized a* one of the big men of the country* whose
fitness in every respect for the highest office in
the nation is not for a moment to be called in
question.
Say* "The Baltimore Foil" a loading Demo
cratic paper:
All that the American people know of Mr. Taft
the man is to his credit. He Is big of brain as
■cell as of body, an honest, wholesome, likable
American, who has all the qualities which In
spire respect and confidence as between man
and man.
"The Philadelphia Record." which, however,
expects a Democratic victory, calls him "a man
of the highest character and flat', abilities."
~He Is a good man — a Republican," It con
cludes. **Tbe New York Times" expresses "the
"general and very real satisfaction felt over tbe
"nomination of Mr. Taft." Of his qualifications
it says: **In respect to brains and character,
"which »re fundamentals of fitness, be is eral
*'upuL ... It Is very high praise, and just
"praise, to Kay that he has attempted a inulti
•tude of great tasks and has failed In MM.* 1
It thus concludes: "William H. Tuft is a man
of tbe Grovcr Cleveland type." That from a
journal which lias for years been fitting at the
feet of Mr. Cleveland and has never been quite
reconciled to any other public man hince the last
Democratic President is the highest possible
praise.
"The New York World" is so impressed with
his strength that it calls him "President Taft"
at once without waiting for the election, which
it regards as a useless formality when Bryan
ran*'. He but- it declares, "conspicuous quali
flcations" for the office. "With Mr. Bryan as
Mr. Taft's opponent,"' it predicts, "the campaign
can end only in I Republican victory." "The
.Springfield Republican." independent, with rad
ical Democratic leanings, says that "his personal
fitness is universally conceded." and it thinks
that he will make a strong appeal to indepen
dent voters. "The Brooklyn Eagle" puts the
prevailing impression regarding Mr. Taft with
greet felicity:
At the outset of Presidential nomination the
Republican party war n.nned a candidate ap
parently so well equipped by groat duties for the
*:rea4e.-t duty as Mr. Taft has been. . . . His
antecedent record MgaTMta the Presidency itself
a» but the natural climax of a career of pro-
Sreypive tutelage toward it.
Of course it vis too soon for the Democratic
and independent newspapers to indicate their
preference of Mr. Taft over the Democratic can
didate for President. They will await the re
sult of the Denver convention. If it turns out
to bo what is now universally expected, it will
be easy for them to give their support to Mr.
Taft. whom they already look upon with such
favor. There are Indications that the newspa
per Ik>U from Bryan will reach almost the pro
portions which it attained in his two previous
campaigns. In this city, for instance, it is
probable that lie will not have the support of a
single newspaper. And. to judge from the satis
faction with which Mr. Taft's nomination has
boon received, most of the bolters from Bryan
will come out flatly for the Republican candi
date. *
TAFT AXD B HER MAX.
The Republican National Convention followed
well established precedent in giving Now York
■ place on the national ticket. In nominating
James S. Sherman for the Vice-lVesidency the
Empire States vital importance as a factor in
national contests was again emphasized. Since
1874. when the face of politics had been altered
by the creation of ■ solid South and the detach
ment from the Republican column of Northern
commonwealths like New Jersey, Connecticut
Indiana and New York, this state has been rec
ognized sis debatable ground, and the capture
<f its vote In the Electoral College has been an
object of special solicitude in Republican con
ventions. New York furnished the Republican
rice-Presidential candidate in 187«, 1880!, 1888,
is-.rj and lf«*> and the Republican Presidential
candidate in HOC In ]!«* it again supplies
the nominee for the Vice-Presidency.
There is. of course, solid logic behind this
consistent exhibition of preference. New York
casts thirty-nine votes in the Electoral College,
and the gain or loss of those votes has usually
spelled victory or defeat for a national ticket.
Hayes is the only Republican President who
was elected without New York's support, and
the conditions under Which be was chosen have
kmg since vanished. It may l>e said that New-
York is now on national issues only construc
tively doubtful. It gave pluralities of 2R&469.
1 *::.«;(«<; and 17."...">2 for Republican electors In
IS**;. inland WB4. Yet in lOfni a Democratic
state ticket, with the exception of Governor,
w.:s successful, and it is still sound policy for
■ Republican National Convention to consider
plans for strengthening the national ticket in
the most powerful and populous state in the
Union.
The nomination of Mr. Sherman will plainly
have such an effect He has served acceptably
for many years in the House of Representatives,
and is. with the possible exception of Mr.
Payne. New York's most influential spokesman
in that body- His nomination was greatly facil
itated by the friendly cooperation of Represen
tatives from other states who knew him as a
useful and painstaking legislator, arid who gladly
assisted ihe New York delegation in pushing bis
canvass. The virtual unanimity with which lie
was nominated shows that his availability as a
candidate was appreciated not alone In New
York but hi all sections of the Union.
Mr. Sherman will aid materially in bringing
support to the national ticket in that part of the
State in which Republican majorities are made.
He has the friendship and respect of the great
mass of voters In the upstate Republican
strongholds, and there is no active Republican
politician above or below The Bronx who will
not exert himself to the utmost to vindicate Mr.
Sherman's choice as Mr. Taft's running mate
ou the national ticket. Victory in New York
this fall is clinched by the nominations made
at Chicago.
THE rUILII'I'I\E "DECLARATION."
The "Declaration of Independence"' of the
Philippine Assembly was curiously— perhaps
not intentionally— It was sprung upon
the Assembly at the close of the session, at
almost the very moment when there was being
nominated for the Presidency of the United
States, and therefore for the chief magistracy
over the Philippines, that man who is generally
recognised by representative Filipinos as the
best friend those islands have had in our time.
It slight have been supposed that even the
most precipitate advocate of insular indepen
dence would have been willing to wait until
William 11. Taft bad bad an opportunity to
develop his policy toward that possession.
The attempt to inject the matter of Philip
pine independence into the domain of active
consideration at this time is not, however,
likely to prove embarrassing. In so far as the
"declaration" is an assertion of Filipino aspi
ration to Independence it may be regarded with
entire complacence and indeed with a largo
measure of sympathy and approbation. An
aspiration to Independence is praiseworthy in
any people. It is eminently fitting in any peo
ple under the government which had its origin
in the world's greatest Declaration of Inde
pendence. But with whatever sympathy and
approval may be given to it should be conjoined
equally earnest congratulations upon the great
measure of independence which has already been
gained and is now enjoyed by the Filipinos, a
measure of independence far greater and more
real than any ever before known to them.
So far. bow-ever, as the resolution of the As
sembly was a demand for immediate indepen
dence or <"! declaration that the islands were
ready for it. and so far as by "independence"
was meant separation from the United States,
it will generally be regarded as HI advised and
certainly futile. Dispatches state that a con
siderable minority party in the Assembly op
posed the declaration, on the ground that the
time was not ripe for it and that the people
wen- not ready for it. With such an opinion
so largely held and expressed by representa
tive Filipinos, It Is surely permissible for us
to decline to accept the resolution as unim
peachable truth and inerrant wisdom. It should
also occur to the Filipinos that their own de
sire is not, after all, entitled to be omnipotent
In the matter. The wishes and the judgment
of the United States must be considered. Hav
ing delivered the islands from the Spanish gov
ernment, against which they had vainly been
rebelling at interval* for centuries with no
prospect of success; having subdued mid pla
cated intertribal feuds which threatened the
islands with anarchy; having spent large sums
of money and many valuable lives In our work
for the welfare of the islands, and having in a
material measure readjusted our Asiatic rela
tions upon the basis of possession of those Isl
ands, which are as fully, as truly aud as right
eously ours as any rood of ground over which
our flag flies to-day, it would certainly seem
that the United States should have something
to say, and indeed should have the dominant
and deciding voice, concerning the future status
of those island*.
The Filipinos already have, as we have
said, the largest measure of independence they
have ever known, and they owe it entirely to
the United States. They have it because of
American intervention in their affairs and
American acquisition of those Islands. They
NEW-YORK DAILY *RfBWW:. SATURDAY. JUNE 20, 1908
will have a larger degree of independence just
as soon as satisfactory evidence of their ca
pacity to exorcise i' is presented. They will In
time,* and we trust it will be in a very short
time, have the fullest measure of independence
to which they are legally and equitably entitled
— the splendid and impregnable independence
which the United States affords and guarantees
to all of its possessions.
roxvEXTioy ORATORY.
"The Evening Sun" rightly complains that the
spectators who flock to national conventions un
duly interfere with the deliberations of the dole
gates. The mob in the galleries has always been
an unruly factor at those gatherings, and has
often tried — though vainly— to direct the pro
ceedings on the floor.
Yet we think that our neighbor goes too far
when it says that convention audiences "actually
"deprive the proposers of candidates of the op
"portunity to place the names of their men be
"fore the convention with decency." It is a try
ing task to make a speech in a vast auditorium
to listeners impatient because they can hear only
with a groat effort. But a convention orator
should consider the conditions under which he
appears. He must have something to say and
know how to say it crisply and attractively. No
convention will long tolerate a tedious speaker.
But, on the other hand, even a hostile audience
will listen with appreciation to genuine and ef- ,
fective oratory. Convention crowds will mother
one speaker with ironical applause, but they will .
also clamor lor more from men who put tact, |
force and substance into what they say and are
'sufficiently adopt in saying It. The convention
orator is torn, not made, and convention audi
ences discriminate quickly, and often harshly,
between the real and the spurious article.
THE NEXT SECRETARY OF WAR.
Mr. Taft lias resigned the Secretaryship of
War. his signal ion to take effect ten days
hence. This action has l*»pn expected and was
of course inevitable. Hut consolation for the
loss of his services at the War Department is
found in the full assurance of good service
which the personality of his successor affords.
The appointment of General Wright is no sur
prise. That it will be regarded with general
favor, and will justify that sentiment, is not to
be doubted. It is of happy augury that General
Wright has been associated with Mr. Taft in
some important features of his work, and lias
been his successor in another important place
before the present. We may confidently expect
him to maintain in Hie War Office the high
standard of administration which is there es
tablished and to which he himself as a subor
dinate has already contributed.
The fact that General Wright is a Democrat
in politics will not lessen the approval which
will be given to bis well earned promotion. The
appointment is a fine and exceptional example
of the application of the merit system to the
public service in the highest grades. The Presi
dent is President of the whole country, and the
War Department likewise serves the whole coun
try. Democrats and Republicans alike, and if a
non-partisan, or perhaps extra-partisan, selec
tion for office promises the best service for the
country, that selection is to be commended and
applauded.
OXLY A V OVERSIGHT.
It now appears that the hanging, sizzling.
popping and burning which have been delight
ing children and harrying everybody else and
will continue to do so for three weeks more
are due to a small piece of official forgetfulness.
The Police and Fire departments simply failed
to put their beads together; hence about 1.
000,001 small boys arc daily touching off the
firecrackers which 1,001 dealers in this city. are
selling on permits issued by the Bureau of
Combustibles. Fire Commissioner Hayes says
he is very sorry that his attention was not
• ailed to the matter until too late. On June
15 Police Commissioner Birighani wrote a let
ter advising Mr. Hayes to limit the sale of
fireworks to a short period before Independence
Day. But the Bureau of Combustibles '.had hI
ready bean issuing permits for five days under
the law allowing the offensive toys to be sold
during the month beginning .Tune in. So. al
though Mr. Hayes believes reworks should be
sold only for a few days before and after the
Fourth, New Yorkers must suffer the noise,
stench and risk of eajynon crackers and toy
pistols until July 10. With a little extra cau
tion he accident list for these thirty days may
be kept down to four or five dead and a hun
dred wounded: but this fine showing will be
largely offset by the wear and tear on the sur
vivors" nerves.
In the mean time will not the repentant Fire
Commissioner please request tb<- Board of
Aldermen to pass a rational fireworks ordi
nance which will make it impossible for a sim
ple oversight or a little deep silence to cause
a month's annoyance to ;i large and nervous
population? Similar legislation against over
sight is also wanted in many other casrs. But
let us pray for one thing at a time.
THE PRUSSIAN ELECT 1 OS V.
The electoral colleges which were chosen in
Prussia on June ;; met on Tuesday last to
elect the actual Deputies to the new parlia
ment, and the result as indicated in the polling
of a fortnight before whr the choice of at least
six Social Democrats, it being the tirst tlm<>
that any member of that party has ever se
cured a seat. The incident might in itself
seem Insignificant, six members in a total of
4.";:; being almost negligible. But, mindful of
Ihe fable of the camel's nose In the tenr. Prus
sians of all parties are regarding it as little
short of epochal, an estimate which does not
appear much exaggerated when we consider
the former record of elections in that kingdom
and the franchise system under which they
Lave been aud are still conducted.
The "three class" system, which Bismarck
denounced as the worst in the world, provides
for the selection of one elector by popular vote
for every 200 inhabitants, constituencies being
divided into districts of not fewer than 7.">0
nor more than 1,749 inhabitants, each dis
trict having not fewer than three nor more than
six electors. Every man twenty-four years
old has a vote, but the votes are by no means
equal. The whole electorate is divided into
three classes, of which in 1903, at the last
election before this year's, the first class had
2.;5,554 voters, the second class 856,914 and
the third class 6,00G,2(M. As the classes are
equal in voting power, it follows that one voter
In the first class had as much power as twenty
live men In the third class. The result was
that 324,157 Conservative votes elected 143
members, while 314,149 Social Democratic
votes failed to elect a single one.
The Social Democratic successes, five of
which were achieved In Berlin, were due puriiy
to the excellent organization of that jiarty,
partly to the dissatisfaction of others with the
franchise system and partly to the significant
social changes which have transferred many
Social Democrats from the third to the first or
second class. It must be remembered that tln«
classification in made on the basis of. taxation.
All voters in v district are enrolled according
to (be amount of taxes which they pay, tbe
largest taxpayer at the top and the smallest
at the bottom. Thou the total tax levy of the
district is divided into three equal partx.
Enough names aro taken from the top of the
list to provide, one third of the taxes, and they
form the first class; then enough more are
taken to provide another third, and they form
th« second class; and all that are left form
the third class.
Under this system It has happened that in one
district In Berlin a single taxpayer has alone
comprised th« first claes gJi4 h «*» had tM»r*>
fore a. much voting power as > the- hundreds
in the third class. In this year s erection not
r single Cabinet minister «M in the first class,
nnd Prince Bttlow himself to the only prom
inent minister who was ranked as high as the
second class, while in the very same districts
in which those statesmen voted the keepers
of several disorderly houses were enrolled m
the first class. The spectacle of a «^««
exercising ten or twenty times as much ™ tiD *
power as ■ Cabinet minister must sure > be
regarded as edifying! The. increase winch the
Social Democrats have this year ******* vo "
ing power is doubtless largely due to the fact
that many of them have become so we to do
as to be enrolled high up on the tax lists, or
that many rich men have been converted to
Social Democratic theories, and it is that
which makes this election of half a dozen
l.optMies Of that party to the Abgeordneten
haus so significant.
The Chicago convention will leave no Kan.
Rarely has the Republican party entered a Presi
dential camnaign in a more cheerful and confi
dent frame of mind or with less personal and
factional embitterment.
x- r that 14 i- all OV«r it seems hichly probabl«
Do tell! Who ever would have thought It?
Ail over except the afcpotin*. and there's a
pretty good start made on that.
M'llai HaflS wallnps tbe regular army of
Mulai Abdul Aziz with ease, but when some of
the mountain tribesmen get after him he skips
over Atlas like a frightened kid.
Amid the othartvise universal chorus of admi
ration and approbation which rises from foreign
lands at the assurance that iMr. Taft is to b"
Americas next President is heard the jeremiad
—perhaps we should write it jerrymiad— of "La
Tetite Republique. ' of Paris, cryins alack and
alas! likewise eheu. and oh. wirra! wlrra! at
the lamentable surrender of this country to the
spirit ot Imperialism. But really, now, is Mr.
Taft quite the typical figure of the "man on
horseback "?
Colonel Watteraon'a picturesque and valiant
advocacy of Bryan and Bryan tern ought to make
him a logical choice at Denver for the A'ice-
Presidency.
Hark! from the tombs— or rather the Graves,
thr Graves, to wit, John Temple Graves— a dole
ful sound:
The blundering tread of the Republican ele
phant will be timed with the silly footsteps of
the Democratic donkey. Kadi pwrty will-present
its weakest candidate -tli» Republicans a nominee
forced upon them by a dominant Executive, and
the Democrats a nominee forced upon them by
himself.
This was written at Chicago, of course, where
John Temple Graves has been seeing thine?.
Hut is he downcast? The earlier movement? of
his sonata pathctique In "The New York Ameri
can' sound a trifle lugubrious; but the finale is a
grand outburst of pure joy. Here are the clos
ing bars:
Th« hustings will reek with protest and p»-rson
.alitles, and all things will work together for the
por.,i of the independence party, which loves the
people and purifies the ballot.
nh, L.ove! Oh, Purity! Oh, Recount: Oh, Sub
poena Dodging! Is not this the best of all pos
sible worlds, in which a man may be dead and
yet fancy himself gloriously alive?
Tbe universality of Secretary Taffs popu
larity ns a candidate was strikingly denvvi
5-trated by the fact that of the fifty-four state?,
territories and dependencies represented in the
Republican National convention only one. Ind
iana, failed to sive him all or part of its vote.
THE TALK OF 777/7 PAY.
▼he crusade against opium smoking is going on
slowly but steadily In China; "The North China
J>aily News" descrtbts {the destruction recently of
thousands of dollars' worth of smoking utensils.
seized and voluntarily surrendered. Pay's "The
News": "For some of the pipes as much as $2.V1
had been offered. A couple of coolies were en
gaged in stripping the pipes of their metal work,
while others were splitting up the small metal
boxes used for holding tb< drug by means .if a
hammer and chisel. Yet another man. armed with
a sledge hammer, was showing his prowess on the
delicately fashioned brass lamps. Some of the
ivory pipes were sawn up Into small piects. Jnit
those intended for the. bonfire, which were mostly
made of wood, were dipped in a kerosene can and
then stacked in two square heaps on a couple of
large stones to be burned."
"I don't see why Goodley should h* so unpopular
with you all. >lo never spt-aks ill of any one. '
•'Xo. but he's one of these very pmug fallows
who can say "Oh! y«-s. Jones seemed very happy
when T saw him l.HSt.' and say it In such a way fs
to Rive the impression that Jones was horribly
drunk.'" — Philadelphia Press.
A business corporation has been successfully
established in Vienna by men who are totally
blind. The company manufactures brushes and
baskets and all its employes are blind. In the.
eight months of Its existence it has tilled orders
aggregating 23,004 kronen, making a fair profit,
and has enough orders on hand to Justify the en
largement of its workshops. Sixteen of the em
ployes are skilled workmen, and the company
wishes it known that their wares are sold on
their "actual merit," that they are put upon the
market "in fair competition with the product ot
other concerns." and that th? blind people want
'•business, not charity."
"Ah." aaW the school inspector, surveying with
a bland glance the gojrgle-eyed infants before him.
"I wish T were yea children at s' hool. And why
do I wish this?"
•pie.ise. sir. 'cos you've forgot all you ever
knowed " replied little "Willie, the pride of Stan
dard IV— Tit-Bits.
That a "pood thins;" is sometimes too good was
shown the other day in Uttle Rock, Ark., when
a clothier, to attract a crowd to his store, scat
tered five hundred one-dollar bills in his show
window and stuck up a sign offering them for
85 cents each. Strange to sh>\ however, the mar
ket was dull. Pansers-by whose attention was at
tracted by the display of banknotes either hur
ried on after taking a look at the display or else
studied them carefully, as though wondering how
any one had succeeded in making such a perfect
counterfeit of a dollar bill, for they were too wise
to believe that they were real. This recalls a
wa»er made by a Western man that h« could
stand at a busy corner In his home town, offer a
$20 gold piece for $5 and get no takers. Luck
was against him, however, for one of the first men
to pass was a bank cashier, who promptly snapped
up the bargain.
I>rugKißt — What kind of a hairbrush do you
want?
Tommy — Er — have .you got any with soft backs
to 'en?— lllustrated Bits.
People living in the suburbs of Boston are com
plaining of the undue familiarity which is being
shown by deer in nosing about farms, and even
In back yards. In one of the Newtons, the other
day, tne proprietor of. a fondly cherished flower
garden felt aggrieved over the havoo done to his
best geraniums and rose bushes by a fino speci
men of a buck, to say nothing of the marks he
left behind him on a lawn which It has taken
more than a few years to bring to Its fine, even
appearance. None of the deer have ventured into
the Common or the Public Garden yet, but they
are getting near to the sign of the Sacred Codfish
Itself. Only the other day a well set up elk mean
dered into Central Square, Cam-bridge. He suc
ceeded in dodging trolley cars, but bumped against
several awed residents of tho University City and
then took a lope down Prospect street, Jumped
through a plate glass window of a printing estab
lishment, and then Jumped out again. He was
finally caught and tied In a cellar at No 95 Austin
street. His supposed weariness of the green spaces
of Middlesex Kf-lls cost the printer a substantial
sum, and he Is now asking. If the deer are. pro
tected by law, "How about the> storekeepers and
th»ir windows?"
•What did that man say when you told him you
ha.l si-en a sea serpent?
"His conversation became euddenly Irrelevant.
He "began "> talk about local option and prohibi
tion."—XVaahlrjrton Bta# •»
About Veopte and Social Incident*,
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Tribune Bureau.l
Washington. June 19.-The President to-day ac
cepted the resignation of Mr. Tnft as Secretary of
War. to take effect on June 30. and announced the
appointment .of I,uk« E. Wright, of Tennessee,
former Ambassador to Japan and Governor of the
Philippines, as his successor.
The President sent to Representative Jam-.. S.
Sherman a message expressing his congratulations
and earnest good wishes for the success of the
ticket of Taft ami Sherman.
The President appointed James A. Fowler, of
Knoxvllle. to be Assistant Attorney General. in
place of Kdward T. Sanford. appointed 1 r.ited
States judge for the middle and eastern districts
of Tennessee. •
A delegation representing the Central Labor
Union invited the President to make a farewell
address to organized labor in Washington on Labor
Day. The President will probably be at Oyster Bay
on that day. Ll.k^ji
.The President approved the agreement reached
by Secretary Taft and Monslgnor Aversa. Apostolic
Delegate to Cuba and Porto Rico, for the purchase
by Cuba of lands In Orlente province now occupied
by Cuban troops. . ,
Late in the afternoon the President engaged in a
final game of tennis.
Representative Smtth. of Mi. Ms— «' th * '"*
or the Congressional contingent to bid the Presi
dent goodby.
The Cabinet meeting, the last for the summer.
was devoted principally to congratulating Secretary
Taft on his nomination. Secretaries GarfleM and
. Metcalf were the only absentees. ,„,„„.,.
Among the other caller- were, the Commissioner
of Education and Judge W. I. Buchanan, of lowjL
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt will leave
Washington at 9:15 a. m. to-morrow for their home
at Sagamore Hill. Oyster Bay.
THE CABINET.
[From Th? Tribune »i-" i
Washington. June 1!..-The centre el attraction to
day for Washington society folk was the Taft
home, in X street. The Secretary and Mrs. Taft
had many messa^ and callers with congratula
tions and the house was filled with the floral
tributes from admiring friends.
In th* afternoon Mrs. Taft drove out to the
Chevy Chase Club for tea with Mrs. Horace West
cott. an.l there held an impromptu reception.
Miss Helen Taft left Washington this morning
for East Greenwich. Conn., where she will be the
gue.xt of Mi.** Roelkcr for a week or so.
Secretary Taft started for Cincinnati at 4 o clock
this afternoon. Mrs. Taft will remain in Washing
ton over Sunday, and on Monday will so to New
Haven, where the Secretary will attend the twen
tieth reunion of his class. Robert A. Taft. th*
elder son of the family, will join his parents al
New Haven coming direct from Chicago. The
family will return to Washington on Thursday.
To-day was the twenty-second anniversary or
the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Taft.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[From Th» Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. June 19 The French Counsellor and
Mme. des Fortes ami Mile, ries Porte?, -who have
been spending the spring season in France, are
expected here to-morro«-. M. dps Fortes will be
charge d'affaires for several months.
The Russian Embassy will be established on the
North Shore this summer. The members of the
staff ftartefl to-d»y for Manchester, where , they
will be Joined on Tuesday by the charpe d'affaires,
who is now in Chicago
The Swiss Minister returned to W«sMn*to« th's
morning from a Western trip. At the <»nd of the
month he will Mil for Europe, and Henri Martin,
the first secretary, ■■ chare* d'affaires, will make
his headquarters at Newport for the season.
The Swedish charge d'affaires will Rt> to Bar
Harbor by July 1.
The Chinese Minister returned to-day from Chi
caeo. He will be joined here on Wednesday or
Thursday &t next week by Mme. Wn, who is ex
ppcted to land in San Francisco to-day. Mm" Wti
i? accompanied by th««!r son. r u Chao Ch«, and his
wife. Th*> minister sea, after a yliort visit to
Washington, will go to Oxford. England, where he
will become a student, leaving his wife in Wash
ington.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[Fiom Tin Tribun* Bureau. 1
Washington. .Tnne i?.— Except for an informal cup
of afternoon tea at the CThevy Chase or Country
club and an occasional drive through th» park, th*
small contingent of Washington society folk still
in town is litHe in evidence there days.
Thr.f»p who have not yet departed, but ire tcoing
shortly, are too busy packing and closing then
houses to entertain.
The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mr?.
Beekman Winihrop are established at Cite* 5 Chas<».
Other summer residents at Chevy Chase are Mr.
and Mrs. .lames Dudley Morgan, Mrs. Barley and
the Misses Bagley. mother and sisters of th*» late
Ensign Worth Raeley. and Mr. and Mrs. Edward
McCauley.
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Society will divide its attention to-day between
the horse show at Tuxedo and the dog show of
the Cedarhurst Kennel Club, at i "ertarhi:r«t. Long
Island, where the exhibition is always made the
occasion of much hospitality on the part of those
having country homes in the neighborhood. Both
at Cedarhurst and at Tuxedo the house parties
given in connection with tha. events will continue
over the week-end.
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmoiit. Mr and Mr=. W. K.
Vanderbilt. jr.. and Hirold S. VanderNlt are
booked to sail for Europe on Wednesday next on
board the Mauretanla. Mrs. Belmont has been In
Newport for the last two days inspecting her villa
there. She v\il! probably return from her trip
aboard early in August and go to Newport for th«
remainder of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hadden have gone to York
Harbor. Me., where they will spend part of the
summer.
Colonel Oliver Payne will probably take posses
sion of his villa at Newport the first of next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Maunsell S. Crosby, who were mar
ried at Lenox on June 11, are Tooked to gall for
Europe to-day. Mrs. lYosby was Miss Elizabeth
Coolidge, daughter Of Mrs. Albert Ivighton Cool-
AMERICAN PRIZES AT HORSE SHOW.
Mr. Winans's Bugle March Wins Trophy
Offered by French Organization.
London. June -Th« second day of tha Inter
national Horse Show at th« Olympic again at
tracted a large attendance. Great Interest was mani
fested in th« International Jumping competitions.
In which Italy won the first round. Walter "vVlnans.
with his horse Bugle March, won the fine cham
pionship trophy presented by the Soctet* Hipplque
Franchise, for young riding horses, and W. J. But
terneld. of Plalnfleld, N. J., won the first prize for
four-year-old trotters with Miss Banahan.
«
A RECEPTION IN PARIS.
Pariß, June 19.— Frederick Townsend Martin, -if
New York, gave a reception here to-day to the
German Ambassador to France. Prince yon Itadolln
and the Princess yon Radolin. Among those pres
ent were Henry White, the American Ambassador;
Princess Poggio-Suasn, the Marchioness of Talley
rand, Princess Colonna. Mme. Waddlngton, Baron
Rltter, Lord Robert Innes-Ker and many members
of the American colony.
J. P. MORGAN HOME AGAIN.
For the first time In several years J. P. Morgan
forsook the White Star liner Baltic, his favorite
ship, and came to Now York on the Cunard tlner
Mauretanla. Th« Mauretanta la not owned by th«
International Mercantile Company, but neverthe
less Mr. Morgan thought she was a great steamer.
The. financier said yesterday when h» arrived that
h« had heard of the nomination of Mr Taft. but
he made no comment other than "Good! Good!"
Mr. Morgran was met at the pier by his son. J. P.
Morgan, jr.. Ma daughter, Mxa. 6*tt*rl«e, and the
letter's daufht**
Ids;*, of Boston. Mr Crosby Is th« trm cf v
Ernest H. Crosby, of this city. **
Mrs. Richard Morris Runt and Mrs. tj-rtnr,*
Hunt will leave town for the Catskilts to-<Ja7
7
Mr. and Mrs. Goelet GaKatln have tak»a Ec
■ton of Miss -Mary E. Herriok'a h<njs». t3t 3 jTS
street. Southampton, which they have rented
the season. * 5
Mrs. George A. RohMna ha* left town for »__
Harbor. Me., where she will spend the fumnMr *
Mr. and Mr*. Albert Oallatin h»r<» arrtvai at
Easthampton. Long Island, wher» they will hZ
the next two months.
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Oassai Field Iff* town
yesterday for Lenox and are at Elm Court, t^
country place of Mr*. Field's parents. Mr. ■■*
Mr?. William Douglas anaaaw Mr. and Sfr»
Bloanw are expe. r»>i back from Europ* ahnnt
July l.
I ,
NEWPORT SOCIAL NOTES.
[By T»'*^r>i*i to Th« ""- »■.-»]» ■.-» ]
Newport. R- T. .Tin«» 1?. — Mr- Alfrei (X
Vand»rbllt has presented a new brass chan«l rail
to St. Mary's Chnrch. In Portsmouth, near Oak
land Farm. Mrs. William R. Hunter is aiso to
contribute toward the improvements at' t>s
church.
The list of officers for the Newport c,., If ,^,,,,
season has been completed «nd Is as fol!<r*i:
President. Llspenard Stewart; v!r«-p resl( j ent !
Nathaniel T':-.aver: secretary »r-/i treasurer. H. O.
Havemeyer. Jr.; house committee, George. L. Itirea
and Royal Phelps Carroll: sreens committee, vie
tor Sorchan. H. Mortimer Br^ok.", William G*m
mell: ladles" committee, Maude Wetmore. Hr*.
R. P. Carroll and Mrs. Nathantel Thayer.
The Rev. Roderick Terry, Crtarl»« v, p. Gil
bert. G. L. Rives and Robert W. Goelet return?!
from New York to-day.
Mrs. Hugh K. Norman la the guest of Mr. an*
Mrs. William R. Hunter at their Middletow 3
home.
Miss L. E. Humbert, of N»w York, is the sjaaat
of Mrs. J. R. Busk.
Mr. and Mrs. William Payne Thompson are ex
pected on Sunday an . Mrs. Robert Radswlcl will
arrive for the season next week.
Mrs. Joseph R. Dilworth and Philip
were registered at the Newport Casino to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Thaw arrived for ths
season this afternoon.
Mr and .>irs J. G Hereof., of N«w Rochelle,
returned with Colonel and Mrs. Delancey Kaaa
to-day.
Mr and Mrs. Egerton L. Winthrop, Jr. arrived
for the season this evening.
Mr?. Edward J. Dei si lad arrived In Nexpert
this evening for the purpose of Inspecting Tis
Kirns.
Captain Philip SI. Lrdig has returned to New
port from N»w York.
Mr. and Mrs. Braddin Hamilton arrived to
night to be the guests of Colrnel and Mrs. How
ard Stevenson.
There were four dinners siv»n in »| miser
colony this evenir.s: Those rrho entertained we™
Mr. and Mrs Elisl s Dyer. Ath»rton Blight. Mr..
Samuel E. Huntingdon and Stars*** and Mrs.
Lew!* Morris, tlie la«t named entertaining t3
honor of Lleutenont Commander and Mrs. Mark
L. Bristol.
James J. Van Alas is expected fr<->m Canada to
morrow to visit Ma son and da'izhter-ln-lair, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Lauren? Van Alen.
Mrs. Walter EMrtdsja has gone to Eat* Gr*»i>
wlch to be the. goes! of Mr. and Mr 3. T. Aw
Safe
IN THE BERKSHIRES.
l P-- T»>|rrarh tn Th* I ■:-» 1
Lenox. Mass.. June 13 Mas of Ifta rattanrt
mrtotPd over to p»rt?fi-vi to-day to witness th»
ascension of Charles J. GBdUesrs aaanas at t>»
Aero park.
Among th* motorists were Mr **A Sirs. H. J.
t.-jt!--" Washington, who are at the HaM Asplr:
wall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ponald '•■>=.-«:'=. ef waßasaSav:
Mr. and Mr« Enos S. T. •fHebardaaavaf anaja>«
and Mi and Mrs Robert S. Woodward, of laa
York, arrived at trie Hotel Aafl߻Sln>4SJi
Mrs*. George Giiswold Haven came up aa^ai M
Sunny Croft for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Wftrkaa will sjfßd tl>9
summer with Mrs. Haven.
Mrs William Postlefhwaf?. of Wishinston. has
taken a lease of the Bi?hop house, in TValier
street. -
Mr. and Mrs William « O. Fi«M depart"! to
day in town to meet Mr. and Mr? William r>«Mf
las Sloare. who have sailed from Southamptsn.
Mr. and Mrs. Glrand Foster oppr.»d BeUefontain*
to-day.
Mrs. flnjrl. Ed England, grandmother ef Jlr.«.
Archibald Mackay. has arrived at th» JWottl
rnllani
Mrs. William naasjaand, of Ke* York, has »■
rived..
THE TUXEDO HORSE SHOW.
(By iMagrag* an The Tribune. 1
Tuxedo Park. N. V.. June 13 -I.ieal »aatßSr fa
vored th«» Tuxedo colonists tor the. orenin; 'la?
of their hone ahem So, j.»ty turned nut in lar:*
numbers, and considering the k°*ri pelaaW
with the larsr* entry in a!l classes th* show mi
one of the b»»st horse shows Tuse.lo bus yet etxtlL
Besides the local entries there w»re represented in
nearly every class horses from all nearby towa*-
Of the seventeen classes judged e-day. ■'• **.
Haiilasan. of the ATondale Farm, in Hw BerUUrt
HJIls. together with Richard Delafleld. it the BrooS
Farm. Tuxedo Park, loot a majority of the W«
ribbons. In the ladles' driving compettttoa B?
the best driving by a lady of vv"-?»v v"-?» and wa?^
through obstacles. Miss Kleanor Mortimer. Wlta
Hatasu. was first; Miss Caryl Harriman. sw>na.
with Farmer Boy. In the ladieV pairs and pa«
carriages. Miss Mary Harriman. ,lr'vn? Richard
Delafleld's Sunny Jim and Buster Brown. ?***
blue, an.l Mrs Henry S. Redmond, driving Perfec
tion and Adonis, took the. red. Miss Mortimer o*
ing third. For the best saddle hor?e owned*"
raised In Tuxedo Park by a member. P. Loniura
won first prize with Blue Comers, and H*rtßS
Vog?l was second with Saxon.
To-morrow there will be trotting classes, ootn *
the morning and afternoon, and at 3 p m- c
will be an exhibition of the Orange County H-»*
Club hounds on the track. The judges of *ar™£
horses, trotters and roadsters were. F. K. ;%rt *•
and R. A. Fairbairn . saddle horses. J. G Mars "*''
speed competition. Frank B. Walker. A " "'*"
for the committee was given at the Tuxedo «n»
THE PAN-ANGLICAN CONFERENCE.
Great Crowds at Meetings— Ten T'.--- -
Persons at Albert Hall.
London. June 10. -The pan- Anglican C "2*S
continues to maintain the Interest both « «
public and the press by Its astonishing success.
addition to the largely attended daily ■*'■"";
meetings, for the fourth night In succession •»»•"
Halt was occupied to-night by an audience
nearly ten thousand persons. Th. «"«»««!<» »»;
•Race Problems In Christendom." Tha Rsaop
Missouri presided and expressed his surprise a
the wonderful gatherings during the we * K _^ ta
Sectional meeting at Albert Kail t<vday. *«»
the morning and the afternoon, were to*J"?*"
of special public interest. "Capital and I*"or
and a noteworthy address was *•»*'*",.
Charles Frederick Ourn*y Maatennan. tne cw
tlun Socialist member of Mr. Aaqulih "• *overanc.i
who holds the office of parliamentary secretary
the local government board.
EMPRESS RECEIVES D. J. Hlft
Berlin. June ID. -Ambassador Hill **» **£*
In audience by the German Empress this arter^ •
He was attended by too staff, of th* embassy.
MEAT CONSUMPTION.
From The Philadelphia Record. , f> .
It Is providential that there •*"** J" J£SGr
fusion of edlMa plants In th» "••"^J^ST to ■•■*
Inc. Under th«, circumstances It l * £^ „ port 1 * 1 "
along null* comfortably without chops cr £ wmy .
house steaks. W* *»t too -■'■ mea.. ■■■„: ed
The annual per capita consumption ia»- l » izt i 3i 3
States Is ISS pound*. a? "HPf^oJSSai. « to
Great Britain. ,d in Fr%nce.Jo k* f "jW£ ,„ w
Sw*den and 48 la Italy. Th«i* *;,'.* 5 3 :■
show that it Is quit© possibla to .»**.?, A^ r U*
cent reduction in meat consumption »'»"
«T baraxtul result.

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