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TTEFPAY. HFIUIHi ■• 1908 -
This nevzpeper is evened end published bit
The Tribune Association, a Xctc York corpora
tton; office and principal place of business.
Tribune Building. *■• «• *'«««»» * tree( ' **"
T«r* OgUn Mills, president; Nathaniel Tuttle,
*«en*«r» end treasurer. The address of the
•fficert it the offoe of this netcspaper.
FOREIGN.— The officers of the American bat
tleship fleet were formally v.tlcomed at Mel
bourne: a number of addresses were presented
to Admiral Sperry: there were many imnor
accident* among the great crowds which filled
thT<areets. Advices from London say that
Holland's Vply to Venezuela will set forth that
the expulsion of M. de Revs was in violation
of diplomatic procedure, and that the <-«£«'
land was Justified in not saluting- the forts.
Prisoners at Alipur murdered a name
who had confessed a widespread plot to Kill the
Viceroy and other high officials of India. ■ —
It is reported at Leghorn that a 6.000-ton cruis
er, mm being built at the Orlando yard, has
been purchased by Japan. == Wilbur fright
made a short flight in his aeroplane at Le Mans,
an accident to the rudder caused damage to tne
sir-hip on landing. = A letter received in
tVockholm from Sven Hedin. the explorer, said
that He expected to reach Simla early in Sep
DOMESTIC. — The President approved the
plans for the construction of the new battleships
Utah and Florida. = The President par
doned a Cherokee Indian convicted of murder
and sentenced to life imprisonment through the.
perjury of ■* sweetheart. == Judge Taft
' ant fishing at Middlebass Island. Ohio; ho de
cided not to attend th- unveiling of a soldiers
monument at Fort Meigs. == National Chair
man Hitchcock conferred with Western leaders
at Republican headquarters in Chicago. — — it
Mas announced that Secretary Straus of the
Department of Commerce and Labor and Secre
tary Wiison at the Department of Agriculture
would deliver campaign speeches « v
Tine-fang, the Chinese Minister, had no hint
** to the -ruth of a Peking dispatch that China
-.vas considering his recall. ===== congressman
Sereno E. Payne was renominated for the
twelfth time at Auburn, and in accepting made
a speech or. tariff -revision, saying it must be
ma d by the friend* of the American workmen.
-^- -fh«« balloon Queen Louise, carrying two
men. came down over Lake Erie, and the men
were rescued by the steamer Mohepran and taken
to Buffalo = '■ The new anti-bucket shop law.
. pas«-*d by the Legislature last winter, goes into
♦ flVct to-day with stringent provisions against
the evil .-. ' President Lewis of the United
3|Bj ir workers issued an order calling off the
strike in the Birmingham (Ala.> district. =====
Mrs W S G. Williams, at her home near Bal
timore "described in detail how Charles B. Rob
erts was shot at Atlantic City while In her com
CITY. — Stock?- were strong:. _* The Amer
ican Olympic team visited President Roosevelt
st Oyster Bay and received a hearty welcome.
■ -Borough President Cassidy of Queens
paid be would mandamus the Board of Elections
to order .-lections of borough presidents in
QueeVS and Manhattan. ===== A postcard can
vas In the 7th Assembly District showed 3 to
1 in favor of the Governor's renomination. =
Assemblyman Warner said that if he was re
elected he. would reintroduee his bill to prohibit
stock gambling. ===== Ex-Congressman Little
field qualified as receiver of the firm of A. O.
Brown & Co.. whose assets were said to be half
k a million dollars more, than the liabilities. ....
|| Many signed a petition to the President asking
if him to stop the extradition proceedingF brought
hy Russia against Jan Janoff Pouren. ===== It
was announced that the Erie planned to spend
J15.000.000 putting its road in condition to com
pete aggressively for through freight tonnage.
■ THE WEATHER. — for to-day:
Fair: to-morrow, shower?. The temperature
•j-ei-terdar: Highest 80 degrees; lowest, 62.
The supremacy of the law wa? vindicated in
New Jersey on Sunday. Atlantic City obeyed
the statutes: of the state. It had been openly
breaking and defying them. Municipal officers
had declared their unwillingness to attempt en
forcement of the law. A grand Jury, largely
composed of and dominated by known law
breakers, had arrogatrd to itself superiority to
the law. boasting "We are supreme!*' And the
•whole plea, excuse and justification of that
scandalous performance was that lawbreaking
paid, in dollars and rents. So does lawbreaking
In the form of paf«*-crackin;: pay — until the
cracksmen get caught.
But. as we anticipated the other day. the "coon
came down the moment it realized that the Gov
ernor's gun was loaded, that he really meant to
■boot, and that his aim was likely to be unerr
ing. It was the part of discretion. Of the abso
lute righteousness of the Governor's course,
both legally and morally, there was no rational
question. Nobody did question it Bare a few
fanatical factionists, who count for nothing.
Seldom in the history of the state have press
nnd public of all parties so cordially supported
* Governor. Seldom has one been assured of
m) certain a support by the Legislature without
regard to party lines. The lawbreakers of At
lantic City realized these things and wisely
chose to .1,1 to the inevitable. On Sunday
last, therefore, the law— specifically the so
<-aliwl \Vjt> law, forbidding the sale of in
toxicating liquor* on Sunday— was generally
obeyed In Atlantic city, just as lv the rest of
the state.
I It was ■ great personal triumph for Governor
] .it. who thus fulfilled the pledge Blade In his
luaiigur-tl message, "to enforce, «> far as the
"Executive cut the existing excise laws In
•>v«-ry place itt the state." But aliove that—
r.nd this .- the supreme r-ousider«tiun — it was a
f trlumjili for law. !t ■•« a vindication of the
* preu>«<-y of the general law of the stole above
; any iminicipalily. or Mayor. or Ferret fraternity
' of liquor srller;*. or cviii tin- on-akin^ niein
' Im'l-s of the grand jury, with their toast "We are
-■ jiupreme!" The question of the excise law.
whether it should be modified, and if so In what
respect, is subordinate and can wait until the.
j.f «'ple or their representatives have opportunity
'..» pa** upon ii. The |s«ue at AH— He <iiy was
unt wheiher liquors should be sold on Sunday,
or any «-uch thing. 1« ■■• simply whrirer At
lantic* City i-hould be amenable to the '*"*■ of ! ' ! "
mi* in cumaiuu with a.] the re*t of the^Vty.
That issue was decided, nnd wo think it will
stay decided, at least as long ft* John Franklin
Fort is Governor.
The politician* wh ■• are OflpOHing Governor
Hughes should lake into ronsiderntion the «ll^
]K>sHion shown by the public to treat (be nceept
■ace or rejection of the O«*en»sr as amoral
question. To n considerable element m the
state it is not a question of practical politics at
all. as so many of the <-ounty leaders seem to
think out a question of good morals, on Whose
decision the Republican party must stand or
fall. A correspondent whose letter Was pub
lished in Sunday's Tribune .writes from Syra
cuse thai the repudiation of the Governor
"would be a notice to the world that the party
"of Abraham IJncoln is no longer dominated by
"the high ideals of the past. . . . Should any
♦'other man than (Jovprnor Hughes be nomi
"naied the only way the party can be restored
-to health is by the purging of a crushing defeat
-in both state and nation."
We quote these extreme views not to indorse
them, but to show how a section of the public
mind is working. That a very considerable ele
ment in The party would regard the rejection
of the (Governor as occasion for punishing the
Republican party may be perceived from the
number of letters that are being* received by
the newspapers declaring the writer's intention
to vote for a Democrat In case the Governor is
not renominated. and. in many instances, to
vote for the Democratic candidate for Presi
dent as well. These letters come to the news
papers unsolicited. They are not the result of
any organized acceleration of public opinion,
such as most of the expressions hostile to the
Governor are.
In a campaign such a sentiment, if it is at all
widespread, would he extremely difficult to deal
with. It would be hard to find an argument to
meet it effectively. To men who were indignant
at the rejection of a public servant of the high
est ryi»e it would not do to explain that his re
nominatiou was not thought to be good polities.
It would not do to say that, after casting up the
Governor's probable losses through giving the
state a good administration and his probable
gains through that service, it was decided that
another man who had not been in the centre of
the fight for righteousness would probably be
a few votes stronger upon Election Day. Per
sons minded like our correspondent would have
no patience with such explanations. They
would say that the Republican party had re
fused to renominate the best Governor the state
has had in years: that it had repudiated high
ideals of public service, and that it had set its
face against progress toward better things.
They would say that the Governor was rejected
not because he was weak, but because be was
strong, because the bosses could not use him.
The campaign might be made to take on the
look of a light between the people and the
bosses. These arguments, which are already
being heard everywhere, might prove very dan
gerous if the Governor should be rejected, be
cause they would be very hard to meet. If a
failure to renominate him raised such a moral
issue against the party as the letter writer of
Syracuse predicts, if the old Intermittent fever
"to punish the bosses'" should pet into the heads
of the multitude, the party might easily reap
the whirlwind.
The situation is full of danger. It is loaded
with dynamite, a perverse explosive, full of
idiosyncrasies, whose behavior iv a given con
tingency is hard to predict. It is safe to say
that many of the voters who would be angry at
the rejection of the Governor and who would
think it deserved rebuke at the polls would cut
the national ticket as well as the state ticket
They might do so iv such numbers as to make
this states electoral vote doubtful for Mr. Taft.
They would certainly make it very doubtful for
the Republican state ticket. On the other hand,
If Mr. Hughes is renominated the opposition to
the party on his account will be kept in cleariy
circumscribed Units, and It will hardly affect
the national ticket at all.
Mr. Cleveland's last w*»rd to the American
people will not give much comfort to the Cleve
land Democrats who have been trying to per
suade themselves that the antagonisms between
RryanlKin and Clevelandiinn have disappeared
merely because Mr. Brynn has recently sought
to strengthen himself in the £ast by making a
few "conservative" speeches. Mr. Cleveland did
not hurry to the steamer landing in this city
two years ago to greet Mr. Bryan as a convert
to "conservatism" because he had published an
academically anti-socialistic article in "The
Century Magazine." The ex-President had
studied Bryanism for many years and was not
to 1*» deceived by the chance flying of a mis
understood signal. He realised that the "new
Bryan" of July and August. 1900. was a pure
figment of the Imagination^ and he was as little
prepared when he wrote out his views on the
political situation just before his death to de
lude himself with the idea that Mr. Bryan as
■ Presidential candidate in 1908 could change
his ppot* and appeal with success to Democrats
who still held fast to the anti-Populistic theory
of Democracy.
The President wrote, with ■ clear fore
knowledge of the situation, as it then promised
to develop, and discounting the three essential
facts of the nomination of Taft, th*> nomination
of Bryan and the secession of the Indepen
dence party, he could pee nothing ahead but In
evitable Republican victory. He said with
what was intended to be. an impartial and sci
entific judgment :
When it became apparent that Mr. T«ft would
■be the nominee of his party, that Mr. Hearst
and his party would mak<* a clean-cut effort
for emplacement as a national factor and not
endeavor to gain any immediate advantage for
themselves by any such process a.« fusion — in
fact, would seek to destroy Bryanism. or rather
Mr. Bryan's hold on the Democratic party, not
by forcing the hold to relax, but by lessening
that which he had to hold— conjecture as to the
result in the November elections could be of
but one sort among sensible men. With the
several other parties disorganizing, redevelop
ing and procreating, the Republican party is
certain, though with a considerably lessened
strength, to move on to a safe victory sustained
b*. the popular support of reforms which should
not redound to its glory solely, those reforms
having been the work of decent men of all
This opinion is free from bias and rightfully
estimates, we think, the essential forces behind
Mr. Taft's canvass. It carries weight not alone
l>ecause it reflects Mr. Cleveland's diagnosis, but
because it tallies with the judgment of all un
prejudiced observers.
The article published simultaneously on Sun
day by "The New York Times" and by news
papers in several other cities was the first of
an uncompleted series and dealt with the polit
ical situation somewhat broadly. It Ik notable,
however. In disclosing pome very positive and
Interesting views. Mr. Cleveland's mind hod
greatly broadened in his later years, and as his
vision clear^l be lifted himself more and more
above the plane of narrow partisanship. One
sign of tills change was his ability to see the
harm which the .South has done itself In taking
a •'stubborn, foolish pride in Its enlistment un
der the Democracy." The South has been since
1865 the main prop and stay of the Democratic
party, and Its rate alone made Mr. Cleveland's
two elections possible. But the ex-President
had the fairness to se<* ami the courage to say
that the South has sinned and still sins againsi
itself in its blind adherence to any lender or
doctrine ■tamped temporarily with the Demo
cratic trademark. Had the Southern State*
succeeded In IS9C or V - HHI in forcing Mr. Bryan
into the Presidency, says Mr. Cleveland, "the
"consivrueiK'ei to the country, and particularly
"to the "joutli JtH-lC " Ml its undeveloped Indus
"tries dependent in their young fTOWtn on
-stable and favorable conditions at large, would
"have been . direly unfortunate and productive
"i •■;' injury \vhieli cannot 'be .'overestimated.
Mr. T:.!':v admirable e«]uiptuciil for the Pres
ideu.y is Jilwr-illy .•mphMsized la sir. Cleve
hind's article. Thi» -if olio wing sentences < cv
tainly cfiiistitute no hHlf-h'-artcd or perfunctory
tribute :
Personally and officiary ; have had the oppor
tunity of knowing many things concerning Mr.
Tnfi thai were not a matter of general knowl
edge, and >\ith a keen interest I have watched
his iarse shur^ v, the conduct Of our national
affairs in very recent years. His excellence us
v federal fudge 1n Cincinnati 's Something not
to h. underestimated or ovommpbasizt-d. for
should ho come to the Presidential chair the
qualities which made him ■ judge of high ability.
which I know Him to have, been, will be the
most needful to him as President of the United
Stated. His high Ideals of honesty and of rela
tive justice, his RT«>at capacity for severe labor
and his humorous wisdom in the face of the
serious problem are attributes equally valuable
and commendatory to a people seeking him
in whom they may repose the trust of their
collective interest? while they turn their in
creased attention to their pressing: individual
It is highly gratifying also to find that Mr.
Cleveland turned away from the shallow cry
of ••anti-imperialism" raised by (he Democratic
party in the campaigns of WOO and 1902. He
recognized that the nation is now a world power
in » larger sense than it was before the Spanish
war and that the results of that war must
be faced in a spirit of serious statesmanship.
lie held that ability to understand and deal
intelligently with the country's outlying pos
sessions was one of the most important qualifi
cation* In a President, and commended Mr. Tnft
for the unselfish labor which the latter has
given to mastering the difficult problem of the
dependencies. "Were his administration to be
at fault in any other particular," said Mr.
Cleveland. "In those things Mr. Taft's record
shows him to be entirely dependable."
The Cleveland article was written with a full
appreciation of Mr. Bryan's attitude as a tariff
reformer. It rightfully assumed that no con
siderable body of Democrats would be hum
bugged by any temporary outburst of enthu
siasm for tariff reform on Mr. Bryan's part.
Therefore. Mr. Cleveland predicted that "not in
"this election or the next is the Question of the
"tariff likely to he a paramount issue of the
"principle involved." There are a few Eastern
conservatives who try to take Mr. Bryan seri
ously as I tariff revisionist. But the effort is
painful— almost as painful as trying to secrete
the Democratic candidates radical clothe.-? and to
fit him out in "new" and "conservative" raiment.
Mr. Cleveland's article will give no aid in ef
fecting that transformation. His last word to
the American people is a sober injunction to
them to choose the safer counsellor, aud to elect
as President the candidate more fully proved by
experience and far better fitted to administer
the government for the general good.
Out of H«"4 enrolled Republicans of the. 7th
District of Brooklyn who replied to the postal
card canvass of Charles S. Devoy. its leader.
seventy declared their intention to rote the
Democratic ticket if Governor Hughes was not
renominated. Mr. Devoy had not invited their
confidence regarding their intentions in case of
the Governor's rejection, but they took the
trouble to inform him notwithstanding. They
were enrolled Republicans. The sentiment ex
prPSSPfIp I rPSSPf i, v them is probably stronger in the un
enrolled section of the party, where indepen
dence in voting and indifference to the organ
ization predominate.
But assuming that Mr. Devoy> figures are
typical and indicate the feeling of the whole
body of Republicans throughout the state, a
trifle over one Republican in every ten would
turn Democratic if the foolish plan of rejecting
the Governor should be carried out. As the
vote for President Roosevelt in IfHU was about
KrtO.iXHX over 9O.t«»O Republicans on the basis of
Mr. Deroy'n figures would vote the Democratic
ticket. Such a change in the vote would pro
duce an overturn in the- polities of the state
unparalleled since the Democratic state machine
Incensed the voters by its effrontery. A change
Of 90.000 votes from the Republican to the
Democratic ticket would have wiped out Presi
deni Roosevelt's great plurality of 175,000 in
1««»4 and McKinleys plurality in IS**', and In
fact dvery plurality by which New York has
been carried for either state or national He
publican ticket except the great figures of Mc-
Kinley and Black in 1806, Yesterday Mr. De
voy had received (W answers to his inquiry.
Of these 447. all from enrolled Republicans,
declared for Hughes and 155 against, while 70
of the Hughes men took the trouble to give
ilie unasked warning as noted. Yet the Re
publican organization captains in Mr. Devoy's
district had reported that there was "no demand
for Hughes!" If anything like the same senti
ment exists elsewhere beneath the surface the
rooner the impolitic resistance to the people's
will ceases the better it will be for every one
THS "\ !/»//?" Of TEMPERATURE.
By the publication of an extended account of
the 'recent attempt of Professor H. Kamerlingh
Mnnes to liquefy helium. "Nature." an English
scientific weekly of high standing, evinces a
certain degree of confidence in the credibility
of the Leyden < hem Ist 's claim to have per
formed the feat. The description merely sum
marizes a paper submitted by Professor Onnes
to the Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam.
But the singularly cautious itt)? ode which the
periodical referred to has assume,, toward many
well atte«t"d discoveries, even by British scien
tists, and the fact that 'Nature" js printed in
the country which is the home of Sir .lames
Dewar make Its use of any report whatever
significant. Until recently Sir James enjoyed
the distinction of having produced the most ex
treme cold on record. He had both liquefied
unil frozen hydrogen. In the second of these
achievements, many times repeated, he had
reached a tempereture of 15 centigrade above
absolute zero. Moreover, he had more than
once tried to reduce helium to n liquid state.
hut without success, and only a few weeks ago.
just before the announcement of Professor
Onness work was made, expressed the belief
that the task was beset with almost unconquer
able difficulties.
In the main the Dutch chemist relied on the
cold resulting from the evaporation of liquid
air nnd liquid hydrogen. For use in his experi
ment of July 10 he prepared seventy-five quern
of the former and twenty quarts of the latter.
The helium itself was subjected to tbe refriger
ating influence of expansion after having been
pot under high pressure nnd after the heat of
compression had Ixen removed. Professor
Onnes says that when the gas assumed a liquid
condition he hail sixty, cubic centimetres of It,
The equivalent of a cnbe measuring 1.0 inches.
It gradually vaporized and disappeared, hut a
little of it was left nt the end of two hours.
Sir .THUies Dewar believed that ho reached a
temperature of only .*» centigrade nbove abso
lute z»ro. nnd Professor Onnes reports the point
at which success Crowned his ustorta at 4.7 cen
tigrade. The KngliNhnian cniue tantallzinjrly
near to his goal, therefore, nnd the Dutchman
seems to have triumphed only by a narrow mar
gin. The two employed substantially the HUM
methods, bul it is possible that the scale was
turned in Professor (Hmoa'a favor by a more
rapid expansion of the helium when the critical
stage was reached.
In noise ways than one Professor Onnej has
been Indebted to others for the outcome of his
recent experiments, He frankly acknowledges
thai lie kept his liquids in the double walled
vessels -devised by Sir James Kewar to avert
hasty evaporation. In tlie purlflcatiou of his
mm too. he «Miipluy«l rhnn-oal. as the. Eng
lishman bad «»SW. From an esnuilnatlon Of Ml
own stnt-mrnt it looks as if the most original
feature of Ms work was the mathematical cnl
e-ilarlon by whirl, he < ..np.il.Ti the tempernt.ire
at whirls the" conyerslori of helhim rroin a ■•■
to a liquid should take place. |Ypt if his for
mll! -.s cllffeml fro... thos.- of Si:- James D*r*t
• m ,l others, the n-snlts of lii? .w»inp«tntloii itself
rml fairly well with t heirs. Sir .Tames esti-
Dlat ed the turning point at - » or 6 (•entigra.le,
awl this future of his work has been hand
somely verified. ".■■■■ . ,•
To have ll<iu--ntsl the most obstinate of all
•r.is.-s was a performance of whirl, one may
well foci proud. Thai so distiiiiiui^'i'"' a chem
ist us Sir James De*.var should have tried to
Itccomplish it is ■ m-ciumendr.tion of it. Yet the
lent itself is quite devoid of practical value.
ll,«limn is a useless os well as n very rare gas.
The question whether the lowest limit of tern
peratture hi where physicists have placed it—
273 degrees below the zero of the centigrade
system, or 4r>o below Fahrenheit's zero— is not
yet answered. There Is also little prospect that
it will be very soon. Professor Onnes liquefied
helium, but did not freeze it. No. one knows
the freezing point of the gas. Even were it
determined there would bo no certainty that
some more volatile element will not be discov
ered. The presence of helium In the sun has
long been known, but that it existed also In
the earth's crust was lonrrietl only about a
dozen or fifteen years ago. .
Every dollar contributed to the Bryan r»impfii»rn
fund causes joy in heaven and makes the devil
groan.— The Houston Post.
Hasn't Satan enough sorrows already? He
has almost been driven out of South Carolina
by Major Hemphlll, of "The Charleston News
and Courier." who. as agent for the Bryan cam
paign fund, not only takes in cash dollars, but
their equivalent in garden truck and poultry.
The nation's uniform still seems to b*> re
garded as the sailor man's disgrace. The real
reproach, however, falls upon those who so re
gard it.
China Is evidently in earnest in moving for a
constitutional system. A year ago the Emperor,
or Empress Dowager, announced that a consti
tution would be granted in ten years. Now the
promise is renewed, the time being given as
nine years, and next year It will probably be
put at eight year?;, and so on until the thing is
done. The process is a deliberate one l of course.
But it is better to move deliberately and to se
cure adequate preparation in advance than to
plunge precipitately into a system for which
the empire is unprepared and get the prepara
tion after the event.
Emperor William declares it to be his "deepest
'■conviction that the peace of Europe is not in
"danger." and we know of nobody on the Conti
nent whose convictions on the subject are en
titled to more weight than his.
The possibility of further discoveries of com
manding interest in even the oldest and most
studied lands of the world is strikingly indi
cated in the report of the finding of remains of
an extinct and forgotten Christian language, of
Aryan origin and the Indo-Germanic family, in
Eastern Turkestan. The remains are found in
manuscripts containing parts of the New Tes
tament, and the character and affinity of the
lar.guage are unmistakable, though there is no
historical record of it, and its existence has long
been entirely unknown to the world. And aa
yet the surface of Asia and Africa has been
little more than scratched In the quest for me
morials of the past.
The "Oesterelchishe Wochensehrift," In com
menting on Professor Bartholdts article in the
"Baslpr Xachrichten" or. the unlucky number thir
teen, says: "We Jews know nothing of these
superstitions, and, us far as we know, there is
nothing about them in our literature." Jacob Ehr
lich supplements this by paying in the same paper:
"I feel sure that the thirteen hard luck belief came
originally from The fact that the crucifixion took
place on the thirteenth day of the month of Nis
san. The number thirteen is surely not a bad one
for us. The Holy W tit tells of the thirteen attri
butes of the Most High, and we have thirteen feast
days in each year. Our groat ?rch-enemy. Hainan,
was hanged on the 13th of Abas. The thirteenth
birthday of our sons is a day of Joy. because on
that day the child becomes a member of the re
ligious community. The dream of Joseph was of
thirteen, the sun, the moon and eleven stars, and
Jacob had thirteen children."
De Quiz— What's the matter, old fellow?
De Witt— Nothing but dyspepsia, prickly heat,
mosquito bites", bililousness and a sense of utter
De Quiz— Why. I didn't know you had been away
on your holidays".— lllustrated Bits.
Recognizing the perishable nature of paper of the
present day. says "'The Ix>ndon Globe." Walttr
Rothschild, member for Aylsbury, had epeclal paper
made for his book "Extinct Birds," which will not
disintegrate. This book, which treats of the birds
which have become extinct within six hundred
yenrs. contains colored reproductions of forty-five
pictures. Only three hundred copies have been
printed, of which 280 are for sale at £25 a copy. Mr.
Rothschild has been a member for eight years, but
has Jiever addressed the House. Ha is a o.ulet, stu
dious man who devotes most of his time to the
study of natural history and zoology. He had the
courage to wear for some time a straw hat in
shape like the regulation silk top hat. but he could
not endure the attention which »t attracted, and
discarded It— at Westminster— for the tcpp?r of the
Bngilsbinan (In British Museum •- This book, sir,
wan once owned by Cicero.
Americas Tourist Pshaw! that's nothing. Why.
In one of our American museums we have the It-ad
pencil which Nonh used to check off the animals
as they came out of the ark.— Tit-Bits.
There was an argument on a cricket field In a
village near Nottingham. Knsland. recently, which
interrupted the game for fome time. The match
was betng played between the. local tradesmen of
the village. AH went w-ell until the bowler, who
was the village constable, a man over six feet tall.
sent a ball which humped tip from the ground and
hit the village butcher, *'ho was hatting, and who
•was exceedingly fat and perspiring freely, on the
head. The wicket keeper, a remarkably thin and
agile roan, who was the village grocer, caught the
ball, and yelled, "'Ow'i that?"
"Hout!" shouted tne village baker, who possessed
only one eye.
"Hi say now." roared the fat butcher, who re
fused to have it so, "but hit It me. on the "cad."
"Ht don't know where hit 'it you." responded the
umpire, who was the village undertaker, "but HI
knows the sound of wood when HI 'ears hit. so
hout you go!"
"You wants to look out foh <le man ilat's al
ways glvin" advice," said ITncle Kben. "I>e
chance* are dat he's one o' dese folku rtat likes
to watch experiments ■^rhile some one else takes
all de risk."— Washington Star.
Chicago has a municipal cow — not the treasury
kind that heelers love ho dearly to milk, but a
real, sure enough Bossle. Sh? was bought by a
woman health deportment Inspector, Dr. Caroline
Hedger, to produce pure milk for desperately Bick
babies in a crowded tenement district, and, ac
cording to reports, this latest Chicago experi
ment In municipal ownership lias been a great
success. "I purchased the cow for the depart
ment." said Dr. Hedger. "I told Commissioner
Evans 1 needed it cow to save the lives of the
sick babies out my way, and he told me to buy
vii ; ho I did. Some friends of mine are taking
cure of her, milking her and taking the milk direct
to the sick Infants. It doesn't go through a
doz^n hand* before It reaches the babies. We get
enough milk to supply the babies of fourteen
Inquiring Lady- How much milk does, your
cow give a day?
Truthful boy — 'Bout eight quarts, lsi<l\.
Inquiring lady — And how much of that rln you
Truthful boy — "Bout twelve quarts, lady, — Tit-
Dit*. ■-.'.;.-■
About Teople and Social Incident*
mm Edith Holt, .laughter of Henry M ■•- "
will he married. «t noon to-day at h * r £J
41 East 7Sth street, to Dr. Joseph Celt J lo^*£
of Baltimore, son ofFrnnc.s
waukee. Miss Winifred Holt will £i*Jf£?SS
malrl of honor, find Miss Henrietta and Miss »«■'
garlt HWgood. sisters of the bride groom »m
serve as bridesmaids. ' Dr. Bloodfood.^ n » * J n .
social professor of .surgery «t Jon n» l_ topWns
University. Baltimore, will have his nX "' T F«n
ci 8.00dg00.1. jr.. of Milwaukee. as 1 ;^;,":';
and Rol,-n.l Holt and Henry H. Holt J^jj" l^
of the brld*; C. Vail Stebblns. Gerald Abbott Sed
hf-rv-Vf this Htv Wheeler Peckham Bloodgood.
of Milwaukee, and'copeland Morton, of Baltimore,
as ushers.
\lr. and Mrs. Stuyv^ant Fish, who left Parl* -a
few days ago, are now travelling through Switzer
Lawrence Waterbury. who has been **»»**
with Harry Payne Whitney at the Holwjck pre
serves. In Yorkshire, is returning home, and is due
here on Thursday.
Mr,. Pierre Lorlllard has I*l Par!.* and gone M
Biarritz, to remain for a f«w day*. She wUI re
turn to New York the latter part of this month
and go to Tuxedo for the fall season.
Mr*. Luther Kountze «nd her » n^|**J^;
«rt I.- Livingston, are hooked to sail '% Kurop
on board the Ltisltanla on September 15. They will
be abroad for about two months.
Mr. and Mr.«. Arthur Delano Week"*, who have
been spending part of the summer In Canada, are
now at Bar Harbor, where they will remain until
after Labor Day. when they go to their country
place at Oyster Bay, I^n Island, for the fall.
Mrs. Lorillard Spencer, who wan at the Hotel
Gotham for a few days last week, departed for
Newport on Saturday to spend the week end. She
win return to the- Gotham to-day or to-morrow.
Judge and Mrs. Horace Russell will close their
summer home at Southampton. Long Island, on
Tuesday of next week and go to Saratoga to open
their place in Woodland Park for the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Cuyler. who have been
motoring through Switzerland, are now at St.
MM. Philip M. Lydlg. -who leaves Newport this
week, has arranged to sail for Europe the latter
part of the month, to remain until the end of No
Mrs. H. casimir rie Rham. who arrived in town
from Tuxedo last week, has gone to Newport for a
few days, but will return within the next few days
to stay at the Gotham for a short time.
Bradford G. Weekes, who is to marry Miss
Gladys Onderdonk next month. Is expected to ar
rive in New York from Porto Rico on Saturday.
Mr. and Mr?. R. TJvingston Beeckman have ar
rived in town from Newport and are staying at the
Dr. and Mrs. William M. Polk will return to town
from the White Mountains on September 15.
General and Mrs. Howard Carroll, who have been
spending a month at Hot Springs. Va.. will take
possession this week of Carroll-Cliff, their country
place at Tarrytown.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Gardiner, who have Just
returned from Europe, are now at their country
Burglar in House of George yon L. Me^er,
Postmaster General.
Hamilton. Mass.. Aug. 31.— An in\'estigatlon by a
number of private detectives and police officials
was begun to-day to locate, if possible, a collec
tion of jewelry, valued at several thousand dollars,
which was stolen last night from the summer home
of the Postmaster GeneraJ, George yon T.u Meyer,
in this town. The articles Included a number of
family jewels, much treasured, which were con
tained in a small box. a diamond necklace, a set
of black pearls, a diamond p ; n and a number of
other gems.
The theft was effected while the farrlly was at
dinner last evening, and was discovered by Post
master General Meyer when he found his room. In
which the Jewelry was kept rifled and disturbed,
and later Mrs. Meyer found the same state of af
fflirs in her own room. No clew to the Identity of
the thief has yet been found. He. gained access
to the house through a second story back window,
reached by a trellis. The house is a considerable
distance from the high road from North Beverly
fo Wenham. and is nearly hidden from view by
trees and sinubbery. The servants had seen no
suspicious person in the vicinity of the house.
Some of the jewels are almost pri-ei^g in value,
and were collected by Mr. Meyer when he was am
bassador at Rome and St. Petersburg.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Newport. Aug. 31.— Miss Alice Grps\enor,
daughter of Mrs. William Grosvenor. of this city
and Providence, "and Dudley Davis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fellowes Davis, of New York, were married
in Emanuel Church, at noon to-day. The ushers
were Robert Grosvenor. a brother of the bide.
Henry R. Sedgv.ick. Frank L. jpsMssiay. Philip
Hichborn, Frederic De Rham and Whitcomb Field.
The maid of honor was Miss Anita Peabody, and
the four bridesmaids were the Misses Caroline,
Anita and Rose Grosvenor and Miss I, sum Swan,
all gowned In pink chiffon, with large pink picture
hats, and carrying roses of the same color.
The bride was escorted by her brother. William
Grosvenor, who gave her away. She wore a satin
gown trimmed with old point d'Angleterre lace,
which had been worn by her grandmother. Mrs.
William Grosvenor, of Providence, at the time of
her wedding. The dress was made in Empire style,
with a long train, and the veil was of the same
old lace. She carried a large shower bouquet of
gardenias and jessamine.
After the ceremony the wedding party and many
of the church guests went to Roslyn. the home of
the brine's mother, on Beacon Hilt, where a wed
ding nreakfast wa-s ?erved and a reception took
place. A ten: had been erected on the lawn just
off the south piazza for the party, and In this tbe
breakfast was served, and it was later used for the
reception, though the whole Grosvenor villa was
thrown open to the guests. The tent and the house
were gay with floral decorations, the general color
scheme being pink, as at th<- church.
The young social *et here were out in force, for
the bride has been extremely popular among them,
and on this account It can be called a young
people's affair, though they by no means were the
only ones present.
Late in the aiternoon Mr. and Mrs. Da\is slipped
away from the party and started for New York
on a short trip. They have planned to return
to Newport before making their permanent home
In New York.
TBy Telegraph to Th« Tribune ]
Greenwich. Conn., Aug. Sl.— The engagement is
announced of Miss Elsie R. Wtllets. daughter of
W. R. Wlllets. of Roslyn, l.on* Island, and John
R. Johnson, jr., of Belle Haven and New York.
Mips Wlllets is a cousin of Samuel Willets, ma.<
tsf of i ho hounds of the Meadow Brook Hunt
Club, Long Island, and cousin of Howard Willets,
of White Plains. The wedding probably will be In
the spring. Mr. Johnson has been prominent in
state automobiie racing.
IlaKtinss. Neb.. Aug. 31.— Announcement is made
that the marriage of Miss Gertrude Dietrich,
daughter of ex-Senator Dietrich, and Herbert KM*
Smith. Commissioner of Corporations, whose en
gagement was recently made public, will take place
September 36 at Farmingtun. Conn. Miss DietrW-h
will leave Nebraska for the East next week.
Toklo. Aug. 31.— Count Kat,o. Minister of Foreign
Affairs in a former Cabinet, has been chosen to
be Japanese Ambassador to London, succeeding
Count Knnitir«. who i- Minister of Foreign Affairs
in the Kntsura Cabinet. The ejection was gener
>lU untxpe-jted
place. Gardiner Park. Tarrytowa, where *.hf ~ 13
remain for the fall.
IBy T»l««Taph to The » OB *' _. *
Newport, Aug. 31.-U was another vit*t Monday
in Newport social circles to-day. aa"- 9 for tl>m
'nor -Davis wedding.
• Stanley Mortimer gave * luncheon at th« Clam
Bake Club in the afternoon. «nd to-night Mrs.
James Lauren* Van Alen entertained a* sisnir la
honor of Mr. and Mrs. S«b*Tt J. Collier, and Mm.
C, Oliver Iselin and Mrs. J. J. Ma*» a*** emmsr
parlies. „ .
Registered at the Casino to-day were D. *'■ -"".
II X Cage, U. S. N\: Charles De L. Oslr* Jay
Gould. F. R. Sears. Jr.. Dr. Jam** W. XagM *"**
Charles B. Carroll.
Mr and Mrs. Per^y Rockefeller started tor Wsw
York to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Uringston Bwfcm-m «-• m**»-f
a short stay In the White Mountains.
There was another cottage rental for next ««*»•»
announced to-day Peter D. Martin, who •*** not
In Newport this season, ha* again taken th* eotuwa
belonging to Colonel Edward MorrelL c* Phila
delphia. '
D. M. Hare Is the i •■••♦ Nt Alfred O, VanderbUt
at Oakland Farm. in PcrWisonth.
Dr. James F*. Nagle. of New York, is th* fan*, of
Mrs. Ogden Goelet at Ochre Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Lydlff •*• •••»« th*nP
Newport season to-morrow.
' Commodore and Mrs. Cornelias V*ad«rbUt aad
their children started for New Tork en the ste*=i
yacht North Star to-lay. Mrs. Vaoderoflt and th*
children are to sail for France to-morrow, *9 B * a
she will take the baths for her health. Bh* Is t»
visit Germany and Italy before retarnln*.
Mr. and Mr». Francis M War* arrived to-« 7.
Walker Breese Smith and Charles Carroll hay«
returned from New York.
IBy Telegraph to The Trl bun«. ' _ > '-] . ''
Lenox. Aug. 31—Mrs. Charles Aster Basted.
Mrs. Samuel Frothingham. Mrs. Otraud Foster and
Mrs. David T. Dana will b* the comma*** of re
ception for the hunt ball in Assembly Hall on Sep
tember 11. Th- midweek hunt or Wednesday "MIX
be around Rattlesnake Mountain.
Miss Josephine Willis, of New Tors, la -sssssssl
Miss Kate Cary at Butler Hut Cottage.
T. SufTern Taller is a guest of Mr- and Mrs. Alex
ander Brown, of Baltimore, at the Hotel AsptawaH.
Mr. and Mrs. Georg* A. Crock*r. jr.. and Colxata
Hoy*, who h*v» been guests of Mrs. John Sloan*.
departed to-day for titchfield. Conn.
Mrs. William B. O. Field entertained at luuinisn
to-day at Elm Court, and Mrs. William Dougla*
Sioane entertained at dinner to-night at Etna Court.
Mr and Mrs. H. L. Servoss and Mr. and Mrs. F.
M. McEwan. of New York, are at the Hotel Aspia
wall. _
Miss Anne R. Webb, who has been a r-** of
Mrs. John E. Alexandra, returned to-day to New
[By Telegraph to TTi# Tribune."
Bar Harbor. Me.. Aug. -There was a lax** au
dience at the Swimming Club this evening; when
Miss Kitty Cheatham gave a benefit performance
in behalf of the local Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation. The affair was in charge of "William Ord
way Partridge, of New York, and there was a lone
list of patrons and patronesses.
The tennis tournament In mixed double?, which
was to begin to-day at the Swimming: Club. *aa
been postponed until Wednesday morning*.
Among the departures from Bar Harbor ar* P.
A. B. W!dener'» steam yacht Josephine and th»
schooner Sea Fox. with the owner. DaJla* B.
Pratt, of the New York Yacht Club, on board.
From The Troy Times. a' •■
Tompkins County gars Governor Hu«h*» *• great
welcome yesterday. It's rather hard to figure out
how a popular Governor is going to be an un
popular candidate.
From The -Albany Sunday Press.
It is altogether likely that If th« question of race
track gambllns were put to a vote of. the f«rnW'
of this state to-morrow nine-tenths of them would,
unhesitatingly vote against it.
From The Albany Arsru3 (Dem.).
Nothing In th* world of politic* *-ras ev*r ret won
on a basis of belnjr anti-somethtnsr or somebody; it
Is an axiom that you cannot beat somebody wit.,
nobody and It is not to be. denied that Governor
Hu«h<»s is somebody, and that he has a definite,
arsresslvft folio-win?*, which demands hi» nomina
tion and will he content with no one else.
From The Buffalo Commercial.
Some of Governor Hughes's policies appeal to
the moral sens* as welt as to the popular respect
for law and th» people will uphold htm as their
champion. Relying on the right-mindedness of th*
people. Governor Hughes defies political forces
smaller men would never dare offend. But as Carl
Schurz says: "Th*« moral cow?rdie» of the politi
cians Is ore of the most dangerous elements of
From The New York Time*.
The "will of the p-ople" is -unquestionably thai
Governor Hughes should be renominat"*- Mr.
Woodruff and Mr. Barnes will find encouragement
for their sacrifice of their own desires in the re
ft*-. -tio n that whit* graciously permitting the con
vention to obey the will of the voters the* will b«
plavinic "good politics." The attempt to pur for
ward any other candidate would tw» bad politic*,
fool politics, sure to cause a revolt in the party
and to alienate the independent vote, which is
needed for Republican success this year.
From The Binßhnmton Republican.
The snubbing 'of Governor Hughes by th» hnr*«
jockeys and gamblers at Ballston is about the most
positive praise that that class of people can be
stow upon him. They hay* not heretofore been
considered worth fighting, .but they have now risen
to the dignity of being recognized. If the vn*<tr* of
th« state do not snow them under It wi'l be a won
der. Their frowns and snub* do not injure th»
Governor a particle. He is ■ goo<l Sfeatl bigger man
than he was before they attempted to turn -.Ira
down and developed his Herculean backbone.
From The Watertown Times
It Is useless to try to fool the people Thl>lr
sane judgment dictates what they want and they
are going to have it. They are tired of ,->v»r-or
ganizatlon of polittc&l parties and they are not
slow in demonstrating their weariness. Th*y want
honest men in office and they are gr>mg< to h»v%
them. The majority of the men who are now la
office are honest, and the people are only trying tt»
reduce the minority to an obscure minimum. They
will succeed. Time, of course, is necessary. **"*
■wonders have already bee n worked. The people of
New York are demonstrating their good judgment
and their power In demanding th» renomlnatloa
of Governor Hughes. (
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: "The Primaries Us Test" editorial m to*
day's issue of The Tribune, should be car*rally
studied by the men calling themselves leaders of
the Republican party in this state. The preheat
primary system does not represent the voters-
They have no confidence In Its organization or Us
methods. The district In which I vote ha* sev
era! hundred voters, with a good Republican
majority, and yet a dozen voters constitute th«
attendance of the primaries. Woodruff controls at
least 75 per cent of this number. The other voters,
when asked to attend. Invariably answer. "What's
the use?" Woodruff has the matter well fixed.
At the last election many of the Republican vot
ers were of th* opinion that Mr. Peadvraast. US)
candidate for Register, was Woodruff's man (*
grave mistake), and accordingly voted for Bolton.
Pendergast's personal popularity saved him. H*
was elected by his Democratic friend*.
Since the middle of July I have met many voter*
from all parts of the State of New York. I ha.v»
heard their opinions freely expressed, and I am
firmly convinced that if Hughes doe* not recebr*
the nomination a Democrat win be our next Gov
ernor, and the state will go to Bryan.
Brooklyn, Aug. St. DHL
Oyster Bay. Aug. 31.— Representative J. Van Vech
ten i '!■■>. of New York City, made a visit to th*
President to-day. He came from New Tork la an
automobile. Another caller oh th* President w»e
Jams* Williams, who is ut the Taft campaign

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