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THE WBWB THIS HORKiyO FOREIGN. — A dispatch from Mexico City says that Jlminez has not been captured by outlaws, and that no further disorders have been reported. ===== Election returns from Panaman provinces Indicate a sweeping victory for the pan; of General Obaldia. — Count Zeppelin's airship in a flight over l^ake Constance remained in the air six hours and three-quarter?, at ail average speed of thirty four and a half ir.ilos an hour. ===== The balloon c<-»gna<\ owned by the Bmtm Aero Club, has succeeded In CPOaabMf the Alps. ir Thomas Lipton coestrmed th*> report that lie was willing to cballeng« for the America's Cup under the universal rule; he will allow the New Tork Yacht Club to name the size of the boat which it oonsWef* best for the uuutcat. - Inhabitants cf Sicilian towna showed great enihupiafm over the liberation of Slgnor >.asi. ■ President Davfla af Honduras has ordered that Francis G. Bailey and his brother be aar rendered to a New York police officer. The trial af Prince zu Eulenburg for Jury began at Berlin. == Robert Siever. editor of •The Winning P--Pt." who is charged with at tempted blackmail, was remanded at the Bow Pnreet police court, bail being refused. DOMESTIC. — Secretary Taft spent a busy day closing up his affairs at the War Department and uaterrtng with political friends and ad visers: at She request of a delegation of Ohio Republicans he summoned A. I. Vorys to Wash hsstoa to discuss the chairmanship of the na tional committee. = The War Department ordered troops to th" Mexican border at Del Rio •■n.i othor points to preserve order and pre vent any violation of the neutrality laws. ■ Governor Hughes at Albany dismissed the charges against William Leary. State Superin tendent of the Metropolitan Election District. : Governor Hughes left Albany for the Adi rondacks. where he expects to spend a vacation r.f several weeks. = It developed in Denver that a hard Bght irouM be made by forces head ed by General Weaver, of lowa, to haw a prohi bition plank Incorporated in the Democratic na tional platform. = The National Education Association opened its forty-sixth annual con vention at Cleveland. = Federal deputy marshals chased a stolen schooner in a revenue cutter on Lake Michigan and captured a man perused of running away with the boat. ===== Governor Johnson of Minnesota said at Des Moines that he would not under any clrcum rtances accept a nomination for Vice-President on the Democratic ticket. * CITY. — Stocks weoe strong. ' Plans for a sixty-two rtory building were filed by the Equitable Life "Assurance Society. ===== Martin W Littleton pianned to go to Denver and make *> fight for a more conservative Democratic platform. ===== Justice Dowltac denied the ap plioattoa for the removal of Harry K. Thaw from Matteawan. == Dr. Burnett, a well known throat specialist, killed himself by jump ing from the roof of Mount Sinai Hospital. ■. a fir*- in a school in Williamsburg caused much m llniwn) . but no loss of life. .—. — It was learned that th«» Public Service Oiiiiihlhsloii •would •;-,:,.; tli*- Interborough to try side door cars in the subway. = It was stated that the Toledo Railways and Light Company would de fault the Interest due July 1 on its 4 per cent consolidated first mortgage bonds. ===== Sev enty sailors b*-pan them 1 Ing and smoking to kaeo* so that the n&vy could obtain a brand to b> aaedi ■« tlie standard. = Timothy L. Woodruff returned to town. == Eight heat prostrations v.ere reported by the police. . B'tting case* were up in three courts. == The BMe-a.-Wee Home ouster suit was heard and several rftnesses protested against the in- Stltution THE WEATHER— lndications for to-day: Pbowera, cooler. Th«> temjierature yesterday: Highest, S7 d^ax**es; lowest. 6S. .STILL A "MYSTERY." Our lalfiitrd ii»'ijrlihor. "The Kew York Sun." iF still wrestling nitli the jrreat mystery. "How did W J. ltryau sret 1h«- delegates?" Wag it a triumph of brain or*r numbem, of hypnotic sug fpajtbai ov«-r los:ic. or of iraditlon over common wjispV Our n<'if. r ljl>i>r demoustrate<i last vonr to its <iwn s:iTisf;ji-tinn tliat tlie Southern States bjr altogether weary of Itryan and Bryanism; that the party leaders were out of sympathy with th< iH'rpt'tual <-andidate from Lincoln ; that the Southern ■eaaajapera, with few exceptions, were unfriendly to liiiu and that the rank and file had lost all interest in his r»nli«*ies. If the voters, the i.r«-«s and the leaders in the South wprp all .-inti r.ryaii. it was logk-al to assume that he would get practically no support from the South in the l>«'iiv<T convention. V«'t ponwhow lo^ic- refused to do its perfect v.<.rk. i<tate riwuuillami in W«-st Virginia. Vlr i;iiiia. North C;,roliii.-!. Soatli Carolina. Missis afpfti. 'l'i'.\.is. Ark.ins.is. Oklahoma, Missouri, HeMMMBM ■■>n<] K<iitu Instructed for Bryan: The Louisiana <<>!i\<-!it Indorsed his <-andi dacy! He <-jitTi< d Alaliania <'ii a popular vote «nd r"t Bbae of the ten delegates elected from Florida. Gaarsfa alone elected an unpledged delegation. What hidden and abhorrent forces tii'is altered the normal ir.-nd of events? "The Sun" is «lm<:st imi«-l]«d "to give it up." As to South <'nr.-iiii.-:. our neighbor frankly says: "Nobody kawra to this day <'xa«-tly how South "Carolina, f<>r example, was •instructed' for ■"Hryan." la Virginia "a similar mystery oc curred." We are told that "any bold and strong "man who <-liosf to make a tight aaahMl the "lnst-nsate clamor <»f the Bryan henchmen could "easily liave d*-f«-a1»-d them and left Virginia "free." But apparently the bold and the strong In Vlnrinia were all taking a week off while the Lynrhburu convention was in session. We are ais. informed that "local controver sies" accounted for Bryan laatmCtioßa in Ten nessee and Kentucky. There were two fa«-tl<<ns In the party, .-nid each, altli'U^li fnliy recogniz ing, with "The S;iii." that Mr. Bryan had lost his grip Mh the Je.-'ders. the j.rtss and th- voters, jiiagnauimously declined to embarrass the other by associating itself with fl movement to *idetraek the enfeebled "j»eerk«H leader." Nritlier was willing to jump <_m a man ■■ l!-:i he was down, *■» both agreed to jrive tin <lelt»g;»t«*s t<> Bryan. It Is jlriin that the same indisjtoskion to take advantage of Mr. Bryan's unjM»pulariiy I*hl the Bailey and anti-Bailey faettoaa in Texas to vie •with **ach ♦>t!i<*r in indorsing his candidacy for President, aii«J In Mississippi hroiijrht John fc'harp Williams and <Joveruor Vardaman to gether on a Bryan platform. Strange things <-an happen outside Wonder land. "The Sun's** dispatches from Denver have tried to tbro-.v tt little light on a much darkened situation. They, declare that ex-Senator Petti grew, of South Dakota, "captured the delegates to this convention for Bryan." No one had sus pected Mr. Pettigrew before, but "The Sun's" correspondent maintains that he was the wiz ard of the Bryan canvass. Mr. Pettigrew may have lurked behind the scenes and pulled the strings in -the Southern conventions. . But cer tainly nobody saw him at work. We like better the original explanation that there is no ex planation. It is more Interesting to think that the election of so many Bryan delegates from the Southern States was due to the malevolence of some unknowable force. When we get a first class "mystery" in politics why not hold on to it? ;i%L; ■.; THE yEW FIRE FIQHTIXG. The new hich pressure water system success fully tested in this city on Sunday mark* as great an advance In fire fighting as did the change from old hand engines with volunteer firemen to steam engines with a regular force. When the new system has beea completely in stalled New York will no longer have to trust to luck for immunity from a fire attended with a high wind, bursting hose, Inadequate water pressure and other circumstances adverse to successful fire fighting which, taken together, might mean such a conflagration as swept Balti more a few years ago. With a high pressure supply In good working order and hose equal to the strain no fire in the future can get beyond the control of the firemen. But the hose be comes an even more Important Item than ever before. It will do the city little good to have n pumping system equal to suppiying three hun dred or five hundred pounds pressure if be. cause of the poor condition of the hose the Fire Department is afraid to use It freely. Tho new system probably means sooner or later the disappearance of the present steam engines from the service. The change is in har mony with the universal tendency toward 100 centration. Instead of the city's having a lot of little pumping engines to rush to the scene of a fire and supply water pressure, it will have great central pumping stations capable of vastly greater pressure and always ready at a mo ment's notice to supply it. The first cost of In stalling such a system is great, but the opera tion of it should be economical, and the saving through losses by fire and through the lowering of Insurance rates may l>e expected to make It a •wise investment for the city. Throwing a stream of water from the street to the roof of a twelve story building is an im pressive demonstration of the capabilities of the new system. By using the standpipes in the buildings taller than twelve stories a fire in the top of one skyscraper can be fought from the roof of its nearest neighbor. A fire anywhere within the limits of the district served by the new system, high or low, which can last more than a few minutes and can spread to more than a few. floors of the burning building is hardly conceivable. A LEGITIMATE IJfQUIRY. "The Philadelphia Record," usually accurate and fairminded. takes us undeservedly to task for saying that the campaign publicity bill, in stead of being "mysteriously done to death" In t'ongress. as '"The Evening Post" maintains, failed of passage only because of Democratic opposition in the Senate. "The Record" thinks that we intentionally conveyed a false impres sion in charging the sidetracking of the bill to Dempcratic threats to filibuster against it, be cause we omitted to state that attached to the publicity bill, as it passed the House of Rep resentatives, was a section providing for the collection by tbe Census Bureau at each decen nial census of figures showing to what extent the suffrage had been abridged by the several states on grounds different from the constitu tional ones of "participation in rebellion or other crime." Our Philadelphia contemporary mistakenly describes this provision as "a totally "irrelevant proposition for reducing the repre sentation of the South In Congress." It could have had no such effect, since it merely au thorized an inquiry to be made in every state in the Union for the purpose of furnishing in formation in itself entirely legitimate and per tinent, which Congress has an unquestioned right to ask for. We cannot think that the at tachment of such a provision vitiated the bill or could have rendered it objectionable to any body really interested in making our national elections cleaner. "The Record" says that what the Democrats in the Senate opposed was "the disfranehise nient of the South." What they really opposed ■was an official demonstration of the extent to which states, both North and South, have chos en to disfranchise themselves under the pro visions of the federal Constitution. Congress has shown a disposition to deal very liberally with the states which have disfranchised a large proportion of their electors. It does not attribute this disfranchisement to evil motives. But it would be entirely right in providing for a census showing exactly where the various states stand in the matter of constitutional and extra-constitutional representation In Congress and the Electoral College. THE PAX AM A ELECTIONS. The municipal elections in the Republic of Panama on Sunday last were Invested with exceptional interest by the circumstances in which they were held, by their presumx>tive bearing upon the coming Presidential election in that country, and also by th^ predictions which were made concerning them. Only local officers were elected, but in all cases the candi dates wore selected and the contests were waged on the lines of the national parties, so that the general success of the candidates of Mr. Obal dia's party — if the full returns bear out the in dications of the reports already at hand — may not unreasonably be regarded as a promise of Mr. Obaldla's election to the Presidency. It will be recalled also that a week or two ago it was freely declared that the Panama II gov ernment was improperly influencing the elec tions in favor of Mr. Arias and his party, and Ihut unless American troops were stationed at the polls there would probably be gross frauds and violen<-e. It may be that passions will rise higher at the Presidential election next Sunday than they did on Sunday last, and Indeed that the result will be different from that of the municipal contests. The probability is, however, that such will not be the case, but. that peace and order will continue to prevail, and . that the government will not interfere with the free exercise of the popular suffrage. What is cer tain is that the recent alarmist talk is shown to have been unwarranted, as The Tribune all along declared it to be. There wa«. of course, no American Intervention, and there was no approach to an occasion for any. There were no more disturbances at the polls than there «re at American elections, even at elections in the <itv of New York, and the fa<-t that the so-called Opposition candidates won by hand some majorities is sunVi<-nt to dispose of the stories of government Interference. There are few tilings easier than to invent tales of impending crises and catastrophes in some place whi«-h is far enough away to make Instant refutation of them difficult or Impos sible, and Panama and other of our Southern neighl>ors are often victims <>f tlmt facile but detestable practice. It Is n wicked thing I > assume that h I'anaman or other' Central or South American election is boOßd to b<- marked with force or fraud, and it is a stupid thing Itecause it is likely to be disproved by the re sult. In the case of Panama such aspersions have been particularly improper, because of the special relations between that country and our own,. and because the PaiianiHUJ- have from the berlnnlng consistently displayed a sincere de NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY, termination to make and to keep their govern ment a government of law and justice. Whether Mr. Obaldia or Mr. Arias wins at the coming election, we have no doubt that the victory will be won as cleanly and as credit ably as the average Presidential contest in the United States has been. ,I.Y OLD LEBBOV. The intercollegiate l>oat races of this year appear to have taught no new lesions. Har vard's fine performance ou the Thames and the superb contest on the Hudson did not reveal the superiority of any particular stroke, for the winning crews and those that almost won exhibited the usual American diversity of styles in rowing. If there is one method of propelling a racing shell through the water which constitutes the true art of oarsmanship and which, other things being equal or nearly equal, is sure to be approved by the result, In tercollegiate contests in this country have not yet demonstrated the fact beyond dispute. But if last week's mces taught no new les sons they made one familiar truth more con spicuous. It is folly to give a seat in n boat to a man who is physically unfit to withstand, not the strain of ordinary practice pulls under unexciting conditions, but the extraordinary de mands which may arise in the final arduous contest. This, of course. Is admitted and, In deed, proclaimed by everybody, but the melan choly collapse of the Yale stroke on Thurs day shows that in one instance the rule wns not applied. So far as we can see, GrtBWOM warn not at fault It was not for him to calcu late his own powers of endurance and his tem peramental fitness to confront nn emergency. That was the function and duty of one or more persons retained to prepare the Yale crew for the race with Harvard. Somebody ought to have known in advance from his study of the man that what happened might happen in Griswold's case. It is not our province to sny who is wholly or chiefly to blame for n fiasco so utterly inconsistent with Yale's record, but we assume that the boating authorities at New Haven will put the responsibility where it be longs. THE MEXICAN TROVRLES. The serious feature of the so-called revolu tionary movement in Mexico evidently is the region in which it is manifesting Itself, and that also suggests much of the real nature of the thing. Had It occurred in the central or southern part of the republic, the disturbance would have been quelled with little fuss and might not have been heard of outside of Mexico itself. Occurring along tlie northern border, it became something like nn international affair, and has engaged the serious if not anxious at tention of both countries, though happily the worst seems to be over. The scene of disturbance was doubtless chosen by the "insurgents" with malice aforethought Their hope was that they would be able to em broil the two countries, in which case they might find some such gain as the hyena finds in the conflicts of nobler brutes, or else that along the tionler they would Ik* able to use one coun try as a base of operations agninst the other or find in it asylum from the other's pursuit. In both those expectations we have a cheerful con fidence that they will bo disappointed. The I'nited States and Mexico understand each other perfectly and are on the best of terms, and are not going to let a gang of bank looters cause trouble between them. and. although that fron tier Is a long one ard difficult to guard at all points, the United Sta t es will not let its neutral ity laws be violated. That there Is the slightest reason to sympa thize with the "insurgents" is not for a moment to be supposed. They, or fellows of their kid ney, are well known in this country, particularly in St. Louis, where they have for years been fitfully conspiring against Mexico, or rather against Mexican shops and banks which they itcli to plunder. They are insurgents and revo tlonists for revenue only, seeking In the disturb ances which they create opportunities of loot, and. of course, hoping to screen themselves from the penalty of ordinary brigands and thieves under the specious pretence of being at worst "political offenders." The sharpest of sharp treatment is all that they deserve on either side of the Rio Grande. FT R WAY SIDE DOORS. The arguments presented by the Interboroogh Rapid Transit Company against an order of the Public Service Commission for the introduction of side doors in the subway cars confuse the Issue. It Is objected that the public would not enter by one door and leave by the other, thus providing that "circulation" which the traction experts say would be accomplished by providing side doors. The ready acceptance of the "pny us you enter" cars on Madison avenue seems to indicate that the public is quick to perceive the advantages of separate exits and entrances. But suppose the subway crowds are more stupid or obstinate than the surface passengers. Suppose they should Insist upon entering and leaving by either door. With two doors it would he twice as easy to lo:id nnd unload trains as it is now, Ftops at the express stations would need to be only half as long, and the discomfort of getting on and off would be mu''b less. The further argument that an additional door would do no good is so absurd that it can hardly have been seriously meant. Two doors in place of one make loading and unloading of a crowded train twice as easy, no matter how they are used. The old Brooklyn Bridge cars prove the advan tage of the tyi>e. The situation calls for any and every Improve ment In the subway which will enable It to carry more passengers. No traction lines can be builf which will relieve the strain upon the existing fa cilities for several years. The paasenger traffic in creases steadily every year. Meanwhile the suit way as at present operated has reached its maxi mum carrying capacity. The only possible pro vision for the immediate future is t«» increase the frequency at which trains can be run in the subway by doing away with delays in loading and unloading at the express stations. It is es timated that with certain slight and compara tively inexpensive changes, the cost of which would fall in part upon the operating company and in part upon the city, the capacity of the subway might he Increased from xi to T."> per cent. One of the changes, the necessity for which is so plain that there really cannot be any dispute about it, is the introduction of side dcors. As the completion of this Improvement will take two years It cannot be begun too Boon. The Interests of the operating company and of the public are one. Increased carrying capacity for the future means increased earnings and -i lessened need of competing city constructed lines. According to "The New York World's" view, the Denver convention is going to put the Man above' the Map The Hearst charges against William Leary. Superintendent of Elections In this city, turned out to have as little in th«*m as th« Hearst charges of fraud in the count of the mayoralty election. It ought to be a long time before the public again takes eerlously the cry of "Wolf! wolf!" from that eource. Tho Harvard psychologist who expects to spend the summer studying the monkeys In Bronx Park will doubtless return to his duties In th*» full with a deeper understanding Of the psychology of the classroom. A very Anrgei percentage ef th« men who are counted upon to accept Mr. Bry»n without a mur mur of prot«*«t are merely wriltln* for a leader to voice their opposition to the Bryanprorramme. - - Denver dlHpatcli to The New York WorlJ. The antl-Bryanltes are wonderful waiter*. Tb»y would have fo-und a leader ten months ago If they had ever had any serious Idea of de feating Bryan. Mr. Murphy will be the first Tammany leader to start for Denver. To quote Mr. Dooley. the Fourteenth Street hosts are going "accortlln to rank, the rankest first." Japan, presumably to placate <'hina and to Becure the abandonment of the anti-.Jai-an«w boycott, withdraws her objections to the build ing of the Hsin-Mln-Tun and Fakumen railroad, which will rve those who were yesterday lamenting Japan's oppression of China a chance to-morrow to "see things" in a Japanese-Chinese alliance against the world. The Hon. John Wesley Gaines has been de feated for renomlnatlon in Tennessee. Tennef see la ungrateful. Since Andrew Jackson's time no other man has been so persistently and con spicuously on the job Of making the i-tate famous. Mr Bryan's attention is respectfully called to the fact that the Mobile. & Ohio Railroad, which some time ago cut the salaries of em ployes, high ao well as low. has now ordered all salaries restored, with the exception of those of president and vice-president. Another good piece of political capital gone wrong. THE TALK OF THE DAY. Now it is shoe polish that Is going to wipe ou. a large part of the population unless people ar. careful The health authorities of Toledo have re cently discovered this new danger to life and have placed a ban on two brands of shoe blacking. The sudden death of a young man. who had been ap parently in the best of health, was the cause or the Investigation which resulted In the discovery. It was found that he bad st.dned his canvas shoes with a certain kind of polish, and after analysis of the preparation which he had used it was de termined that the nltrobenzole In It had MBM him. The city chemist of Toledo explains that "when nitrobenzole Is absorbed through the flesh through cracks In shoes or from being placed on cloth tops or canvas shoes, it destroys all the oxyren In the blood, and death claims the victim before he Is aware anything is the matter." "Strange ttat Bryan should want a weak man on the ticket with him." , eh "I don't think so. Bryan can see far 1 ahead to know there's going to be need of a scape goat."— Philadelphia Ledger. Tlie sleeping-ln-the-open cure for nervousness and Insomnia Is becoming more popular In Kng land. "The London Pally Mail" reports. A medi cal correspondent from the south coast writes to "The Mall": "For that form of insomnia which takes the shape of nervous twitchings and rest lessness immediately on going to bed I have found sleeping outdoors works marvels. With several of my consumptive patients I found that, besides Im proving the lung condition, sleeping in the open air did away with the restlessness and constant waking which so often make the consumptive's night a torment. Two precautions, however, must be taken, f.ie bed or couch should be on a com pact wooden flooring, and it Is best to spread a large rubber sheet on this. A shed with a good roof and three sides open Is best, as the bed when placed against the one wall Is sufficiently protected from drafts. The other precaution necessary Is to have plenty of woollen coverings over the body, so that only the head Is exposed to the variations in temperature." '•De real resourceful man," said Uncle Eben, "when some one hands him a lemon le ready wtf de sugar and other flxin's to make It tollable pleas ant to take."— Washington Star. The decision of the committee of founders' week, which will be celebrated In Philadelphia In Octo ber, to Ignore the story of Betsy Ross and to mark her home as "Betsy Ross's House," Instead of the birthplace of the Stars and Stripes, recalls to "The Baltimore Sun" that the flag that floated over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to his Immortal national hymn was made by Mrs. John PlckersgUl In the old house at the northwest corner of Pratt arid Albemarle streets. Baltimore. Three fragments of the flag which were torn from the old banner by the shplls that whistled by It In the memorable engagement are still preserved. They are In the possession of the Maryland His torical Society. "The easiest way to ?ucr*>ed. my boy, is to give the people what they want." "No, sir, you are mistaken. The easiest Tray to succeed Is to make the people think they want what you are giving them."— Chicago Record-Her ald. A New York merchant, writing from Kurope, says: "AH over the Old World, but especially In Germany and France, 't-r-'.i-s-f spells 'American,' and a man from our part of the globe needs but to have money enough to ride first class and smoke a good cigar to be a 'trust -konlg' In Germany. But I think that the suit brought by the heirs of Doni zetti against the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers shows that crowd to be the king among trusts. The great composer died In 1"^ IS. years before his "liucla," 'Linda,' 'Don Pasquate,' 'Favo rita' and 'Daughter of the Regiment' had become financial successes. The society collected the royalties and paid them over in part to the heirs until 1865, and since th>'n has paid the heirs noth ing. The society has the right, it says, to collect royalties on all dramatic and musical works, and It does collect to this day on the productions of Sophocles, Shakespeare, Racine, Moliere and hun dreds of other writers who probably had no Idea that they would become contributors to the great literary and musical trust of France." Dolly— No; 1 won't wash my faro'. Grandma— Naughty, naughty! When I was a little girl I always washed my face. Dolly— Yes; and now look at It:— London Opinion. "A Paris journalist." says the "Berliner Tage bkitt." "now that the dull season has set in. has de voted his energies toward perfecting statistics to show where the theatre is most popular. His fig ures show that — which Is no surprise — the land of unbounded possibilities comes first. In New York, the American metropolis, the theatres have a seating capacity of 123. 79.".. Then comes London, with 120,950, and Paris takes third place, with 83.331. The statistician never gave Berlin a thought, it would seem, "^believing that Berlin Is an unimportant theatre t.iwn." darker — Great linguist, isn't he? Barker- Yon bet! He ran talk in baseball, college ami auto.— Chicago New*. A number of letters of Richard Wagner, which li.nl never been published, are printed in tho current Issue of the Berlin "Wiie Ruhdschuu." In one ol these Wagner's humble style is shown. It is a letter to tlio manager of the Dresden Opera House, dated June 4. 1842, thanking him for hav ing accepted for production Wagner's "RlensL" "May your excellency." be says, "make us happy with your further good will, and be assured for evermore of the most respectful esteem as well as the deepest gratitude of one who lias the honor to sicrn himself your excellency's most obedient servant." The man to whom tills letter was writ ten was Freiherr von Lutticbau. "liit 1« one time." yawned Gritty George, as he helped himself to strawberry shortcake "when I'd really llk«> to }>•• President* 1 •'Ah. what a noble ambition!" responded the hoiiHewlftr. "And when is that 7" 'Why. when (i,. tnkes his vacation, mum."— Chi cago News. A CANADIAN VIEW OF TAFT. From The Toronto Globe. It may not matter much to the Republican candi date what foreigners think of him, but ne is likely to f<-f-i Knitliii-'i I i'»c genera] expressions of good will that have iir-it.lv appeared In European and British Journals of distinction. In these Canadians can very heartily Join. Hi- name and record are familiar to tin ■ i, and nothing has ever occurred to make them think ill of him as a statesman or eaiws them to fear thai Ma election might tend to disturb the harm tni< >:■ relations »it present xuhslPtlng be tween tnetw i -..I countries. Without either Imperti nence ..! prejudice, therefore, Canadians may venture t<. w . -h him well In the formidable cam paign that lies before him. AN AUTOPSY ON THE DEMOCRACY. From The. New York World (Dem.). Apparently the Democratic party baa forgutten that it evir had principles of l*s own, that it ever hud a mission of : lt»» Own, that it ever had a Ustory of li» own, that li is ever likely uguln to have a destiny of its own. Th<- gr>.-at leaden* who put the Democracy on Uh feet after the Civil War and aftur reconstruction are.:, now In tlu-lr graves. The lltttn leaders who blaßted It with populism and m-ml-doclHliNm ar« etili In the aafldle Th» noor old Democratic party ! . - ' About People and Social Incident*, NEW YORK SOCIETY. Mrs. Marcus Daly and Miss Harriot Dalv. who went abroad several weeks ago. and have spent most of their time since In Paris, are now In London to await the arrival there on Saturday next of Mrs. Daly's son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gerard, who -sailed from here three days a«?o. Among those booked to sail for Europ* to-day are Colonel and Mrs. Franklin Bartlett. William O. Bartlett. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Cromwell and Colonel and Mrs. May and their daughter. Miss Isabella May. of Washington. Mr, and Mrs. John J. Emery hav#» left town for Rar Harbor, where they have opened their summer home. The Turrets, for the season. Charles Lanier. who has been abroad for some time. Is booked to sal! from London for New York to-morrow. Mr. and Mrs. Charles de 1./)os*y Oelrlrhs ar» re ceiving: congratulations on the birth of a flaugl ter at their house, in West Forty-Seventh street. Mr. b n-1 Mrs. Oelrlchs wern married in April a year ago at St. Patricks Cathedral. Mrs. Oelrlchs was Miss Marjory TumbuM, a daughter of the late Lieutenant Frank Turnbull, V. 8. S. Mr. Oelrlchs is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Oelrichs. Miss Dorothy Whitney, who arrived in Tendon on Thursday last, will stay a short time In En gland before going on to the Continent. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dinsmore have left town for Tuxedo. Mr. and Mrs. Austen Gray are also at Tuxedo for a short stay. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Welles have taken pos session of their country place at Isllp, Long Island. Dr. and Mrs W. M. Polk and Mr. and Mm. Frank L.. Polk are touring the Berkshires in an automobile. They will arrive at Bretton Woods about August 1, to remain there until October. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Parsons, who have been at the Parsons estate at Rye for the last few weeks, have gone to Lenox, where they will re main until the autumn. Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin have returned from their trip abroad and are at their country home at New Rochelle SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT. [By Telegraph to Th« Tribune ] Newport, R. 1., June 29.— Several Jewelry losses were reported to-day by sunv.ner residents, though the names of the rwneu are withheld. Among the lost articles are a gold broorh set with diamonds, a diamond and pear! star pin, while two val uable hatpins were dropped by a guest of Mrs. W. W. Sherman. Mrs. James P. Kernochan has lost her tortolseshel! eyeglasses, and offers a reward for their recovery. Mrs. B. H. Powel has lost her Email Yorkshire terrier. Mr. and Mrs J. B. Harrlmßn are looked for in Newport In August for the remainder of the sum mer. Fellowes Davis, of New York, who has been a guest of Mrs. William Grosvenor has returned to New York. William R. Stewart, jr., who has been visiting his uncle, Ijispenard Stewart, at White Lodge, has gone to Bar Harbor. Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Mrs. F. O. French, Mrs. Amos Tuck French, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WagstaiT, Willing Spence- and Maurice Roche have- gone to Mrs. Vanderbllt's camp at Chester. N. H.. where It Is expected that they will spend the greater part of the week, returning to New port in time for the Fourth. Mrs. Fred Pearson and Mis* Pearson are ex pected for the late season in Newport. Henry Walters, of New York, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Craig Biddle ere having their cot- TO CLOSE CHILDREN'S DINING HALL. Relief Committee Will Now Send Provisions to the Homes. The executive committee of the Children's Relief Society decided yesterday to close Its dining room at Forsyth and Canal streets after Friday, owing to the closing of the schools, and to begin a new syßtem of caring for the children In need of food on Monday. This new system will con sist In sending an equivalent of the luncheon given to the children to their homes. Dealers will de liver the supplies, consisting of milk. eggs, bread and a cereal. Orders will be furnished by the committee and the bills will be paid by the treas urer, James H. Hamilton, who Is head worker In the University Settlement. The committee will engage an agent, who will Investigate all new requests for aid, and will also examine those on the old list. He will also co operate with other charities, so that all the de eerving possible may obtain relief. The society now has over $3,000 left of the $4,000 collected for Its work. A benefit entertainment will be given in the Bijou Theatre by Gus Edwards. WILLS $100,000 TO A UNIVERSITY. I , St. Louis Institutions Profit by Gifts from ] West Orange Man. The will of William Bitrr. of "West Orange, was admitted to probate in the Surrogates office in Newark yesterday. Barr died 'on June 16. The wilt gives $ 100.000 to the Washington L'niversity at St. I.ouls, the money to be used for tho ex clusive benefit of the manual training department of the university, and shall be known as the Will iam and Jessie It. Barr fund. Beqoesta of $5,000 each are made to the Orange Memorial Hospital, the Record ambulance of Or ange and the Orange Orphan Asylum, In Harrison street. East Orange. Several bequests of $5,000 an<l $10,000 are made to St. Louis Institutions. Be quests amounting to about $300,000 are made to relatives, while the widow Is made the residuary legatee. Mr. Barr . was for many years In the drygooda business in St. Louis. i . ' __ , AMBASSADOR O'BRIEN SAILS. T..kio. June 29— Ambassador Thomas J. O"Brien sailed u.-«lay on the. steamer Korea for San Fran cisco. During his three months* vacation he will visit Ins home in Michigan and go from there to Washington. He will meet Mrs. O'Brien there and go to Kuroi>e, returning here by way of Siberia. Secretary l'eter C. Jay will be in charge of th» j embassy d.i;ing his absence. j M. DE LAPPARENT'S SUCCESSOR. j l'aris. June 29.— Antolne Henri Becquerel was elected perpetual secretary of the Academy of Sciences to-da y ■ In succession to Albert Auguste Cochon de Lapparent, the French geologist, who ■ died lust month ■ AMBASSADOR HILL ENTERTAINS. Berlin, June 20.— Dr. Davtd Jayne Hill, the Ameri can Ambassador to Germany, gave his first recep tion In honor of the diplomatic corps here this afternoon. HORSES BREAK MISS GOULD'S TREE. A pair of spirited hdrses attached to a phaeton owned by Flss. I>oerr & Carroll, whose stables are In F.ast 24th street, became frightened at an auto mobile at Fifth avenue and 4Gth street yesterday afternoon, ran away three times, and during their third effort dashed upon the pavement In front of Miss ilel-n M. Gould's home, at No. 579 Fifth ave- j nue, breaking a young tree In half and smashing | the iron railing that protected It. TEN EYCK TO TEACH HARRIMAN'S SONS. Syracu.se, June 23.— James Ten Eyck, coach of Syracuse, stated to-duy that he would start for New York at once to complete arrangements with K. H. Harriman's secretary to Instruct the rail road man's sons in rowing. After the races at I'oughkeepsle on Saturday Mr. Harriman and his sons visited the Syracuse headquarters, and after congratulating the coach on hta t'rfw'i victories made the arrangements for the coach and secretary j to meet. Ten Eyck expect* to begin instruction at , once. . .1 I tage pr«p*r<"l for occupancy, »_., ,-.. y are n.' pected the latter part of the week. "^« Mr. and Mrs. Sidney C. Love, who »-,.,. t*V.,, the Jennings estate, will arrive In Newnnrt «» Wednesday ywx a Samuel F. Barger. who has been 111 at his *.„. port cottage. Is now reported as greatly improvM* Mr. and Mrs. Edward J Berwind and th«ir «uests. Mr. and Mrs. Torrev. ar« visiting i a sH York for a few days. The Fourth of July promises to be iray i n y, m , port. Already Mrs. James p. Keniochan has an nounced that she will give & large reception <ja that day. The Newport Clambake Club win op^, its season with a bake, and James J. Van Alea aaii Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Berwind have annoaneai that they will entertain at dinner on the nl?ht cf the Fourth. Mrs. AJfred •;. Vanderbllt will also s*. tertaln at dinner on the same night. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Drexel intend to- rsttanj to Newport from Europe- In October. IN THE BERKSHIRE3. [By Tel««craph to Th* Trtbun* J Lenox. Mass., Jane 23.— The British Amhassaaja. who has been entertained at Inglesl'fo Hall. i B Btockbridge. for several days by Miss Emfly Tuck erman, of Washington, departed to-day for BostorJ to go to Manchester-by-the-Sea. where the Brittsa Embassy Is established for the summer, Mm. Bryce remained with Miss Tackerman for a far days. The Ambassador and Mrs. Bryce will sail early in July for England, where they will spend the summer. Sir Shirley and Lady Ogilvie. of Montreal, wi* arrived at the Hotel Aspinwall last week wit- a party of friends, were recalled to Montreal to-day. Mrs. Thomas Shields Clarke ■will entertain at luncheon at Fern Brook to-morrow afternoon. Mrs. William Kingsland, who has been hi Lenox for some time, returned to town to-day. Later this week she will go to Bar Harbor for the hot months. Mrs. Archibald Hopkins, who has been with h«r sister, Mrs. Thatcher M. Adams, departed to-day for her country home. in Wllllamstown. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Parsons gave a dinner ea» tertalnment at Stoneover this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Glraud Foster have Issued cards fbr a dinner entertainment at Bellefontalne to-niorroir evening. The handicap committee of the golf club aa nounced a Fourth of July handicap. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Heaton. or N'^w Haven, t»» day leased a cottage on the Aspinwall Hotel prop ertie». ' • Colonel and Mrs. S. W. Bowne and Mr. and lira. Samuel Austin, of New York, are at the Hotel Aspinwall. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Choate. -. who have been with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Choate. la 3tocM britlge, departed to-day for town. Miss Gladys Ingalls, of Cincinnati, is a guest of Miss Nora laslgi. in Stockbridge. Mrs. M. L. Stone, who has baaa in Lenox for her health, started to-day for Long Island. Mrs. George H. Morgan, who lately sprained aa ankle at Ventfort Hall, was able to go for a drive to-day. Mrs. Morgan is compelled to use crutchei because of her accident. Harold Wood, William C. Wood aad 1 R. McK. Thomas have arrived in Lenox tci an automobile. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gardner and Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Clary, of East ©range, are at the Hotel Maplewood. in Pittsfleld. H. Livingston Lee and Guy A. Ward have or ganized a gun club and wi establish traps mid way between Lenox and Pittsrield. The ci^b will be known as the Berkr/r Gun Club. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Douglas, ■:: Buffalo, arrived In Lenox to-night. E. H. Weatherbee, Hicks A. Weatherbee aad Miss May Weatherbee. who have been at ths Ma plewood, in Pittsfleld, departed fc>y automobile to day. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Oyden. of Newark, and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brower, of Brooklyn, are at tha Maplewood. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Carpenter. Mr. ar.i Mrs. H. A. Van Liew, of New York, and Major and Mrs. Duncan C. Phillips and family, of Washington, ar rived to-night at the Hotel AspinwalL political podtts. A REASON HI ONE WORD. From The Chicago Evening Post. Word comes that the Republican •ingre«fc»»f Committee "has been overwhelmed wttll replies to Its otter to pay $150 for the best article, not exceed ing I.COO words, on the subject: 'Why the Revub- Ilcan Party Should Be Successful N ■■• Novem ber.' " Why doesn't some -wise one cut his answer to the committee's question from 1,000 words to ona word, and give in that word the best, as it Is th* biggest reason, why victory should come to tile Republicans — Taft? RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED. From The New York World. "To hell wtth the courts, la hell with injunctions and to hell with the judges who grant them." said William O. H-iywood. former secretary of tr.a Western Federation of Miners, in a recent speech In Chicago. If the Democratic National Convention Is to In dorse Mr. Bryan's theories about the courts ana "government by injunction," how can it do tetter than to incorporate Mr. Haywood's language mt» the platform? Ti>' Haywood plank Is terse, con cise, definite, suitable for postal card distribution. and has the merit of saying exactly what It means. SMALL, BUT SANE. From The Boston Herald. The Vermont Democrats, in convention assem bled, decline to Instruct their delegates to tha na tional convention to vote for Bryan. They deep.y deplore the death of Grover Cleveland, and express their unanimous opinion that he wx- the greatest statesman since Washington. The Democracy or the Green Mountain State may be small 5**52; bers, but it .seems to be Quite exceptionally gutea with sound sense. COLONEL. WATTERSON'S OPTIMISM KTom The Louisville Courier-Journal. Johnson would run stronger, perhaps. In t£» West. Gray stronger in the East. Gray wouia. perhaps, better represent the old sound money se<-" tion of the party, though that is ancient h'.storr. which no true Democrat will recall. Either wi-i make the ticket solid and sure, good to nil tn& Vice-Presidency, or the Presldencv to the brim, for. whether the ticket be Bryan and Gray, or Brjaa and Johnson, it is going to be elected. Put that in your pipes, boys, and cIM on It. COLONEL SANGER FOR CONGRESS. From The Ullea >bserver. Thousands ol Republicans will like the frankn««t and promptness with which Colonel William Cary Sanger announces his candidacy for the office °" Representative In Congress to s-: -ceotl Congress ■u Sherman, who ts entered upon the race tor the Vice- Presidency, leaving the Congressional tlHd clear. To Democrats who are obliged to fe A that urily once, now and then, can the Republican nominee be overcome— as when Bentley beat s " er " rnan over a dozen years ago— it will be a welcome prospect that, in UM event of their own defeat, tlie district mav have so able and rlaai and •** ready distti>sui>hed a Representative. m SAYS BETSY ROSS MADE FLAG. John Quincy Adanw. secretary of the Amerirai Flag House and BstSQ) Ross Memorial Association, authorizes an emphatic denial of the story that Betsy Ross warn not the maker of the first Ameri can flag Mr. ftftfl says that an exhaustive search of the records and traditions of Philadel phia made by a score of patriotic societies Ua3 •never shak.-n the truth of the statement that th« first flag was made at No. S» Arch street." ti« home of Betsy Ross. , , CANDIDATES FOR LORD RECTORSHIP. London. June ».— William Osier, res^u» professor of medicine at Oxford University, has been selected as an independent candidate for the Lord Krctor shlp of Edinburgh University. Winston Spencer Churchill, president of the Board of Trade. aad George Wyndham. former Chief Secretary for Ira land, are respectively the Liberal and Conservative candidates for the office. TRANSATLANTIC ELLER9. Amonff the passengers who will sail to-day tot Kurope are: THE KUSKR WII.MKI.M I'KK .'.ROttSB. FV>R BRCMK-"*. Mr anj Mrs. f.-once A. j t>r an.l Uri E. H Peach. l-rnvU-v l>- *•• I'M'"*"- Mr jjjJ- Mr*. ..enn, *|&*£^yU«C*£ 1 Mr,. Stanley M«H £-«£ - £ Travellers who ailllll yesterday from abro» TUB wnomMWOtm rROM LONDON'. Colonel and Mr.. Oeora..*. J- 3 g™ f lt - Co^nV'wUUam BruK. l«r R»iraond M««4-.