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"WEBER'S— S:SO— Paid in Full. ■WEST END — 15— The Wit chin* Hour. Indcr to Advertisement*. Board and Kooin*... 9 'l2S2^S.?wi P &-• !^!T?:::::::: | » SSSS^|^ 4 L*w Bankbook* » c' We* \"ant«MT » 1-2 X«ort Bankbooks » S.Wcrk V.anteff » 2lajTia«eß & Deaths. 7 r. « EVtk^tnrkßmls Snitmif. •THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1908. This newspaper is owned and published by The Tribune Association, c Xctc York corpora tion: office and principal place of business. Tribune Building. No. 15} Nassau street, ycic York; Ogdcn Mill', president; Nathaniel Tuttlc, eccretary and treasurer. The address of the officers is the office of this newspaper. THE WBWS THIS UOBMNO. FOREIGN — case of cholera has been dis covered at the Winter Palace at BL Petersburg and twenty-four cases were reported at Peter hof; a number of prominent persons are suffer ing from the disease. ===== Governor General Smith reported a decrease in the number or cholera cases in Manila. ===== A fresh outbreak of bubonic plague was reported in Caracas. ===== Many cases of typhoid fever were reported In Montreal. == Germany's note to France ie couched in pacific terms, and a semi-official statement from Paris says that the question of Morocco is expected to be settled by diplomatic exchanges. ■ - ■ - Sir Vincent Corbett left Trini dad for Caracas; it is believed that he will try to induce President Castro to remove the re strictions on West Indian trade. - ' A dis patch from Toronto said that the striking ma chinists on the Canadian Pacific line had de cided to present a memorial to the government regarding a settlement of the strike. - The Governor of the Bahama Islands reported that eight of The group suffered great damage In the recent hurricane and that many vessels -were •wrecked. DOMESTIC. — Mr. Roosevelt accepted Mr. Bryan's challenge and showed up Governor Has kelVs relations with Standard Oil in Oklahoma and contrasted the deeds of the Republican Presidential candidate with the words of the Democratic aspirant. Mr. Taft started on his Western speechmaking tour, making his first address at George Ade's farm, in Indiana, on the way to Chicago, where he spoke on his friendly attitude toward labor interests when on the bench and in charge of Panama Canal work. == Lieutenant Governor Lewis Btuyvesant Cbanler addressed large numbers at county fairs at Oneonta «nd Oooperstown, N. Y. = The cruiser Yankee went ashore at the western en trance of Buzzard's Bay and was seriously in jured. == Senator La Follette's forces were beaten for control Of the Republican party in Wisconsin by the followers of Senator Stephen son i : Ex-Attorney General Frank S. Mon- Bett of Ohio said on Mr. Bryan's private car in that state that he could neither exonerate nor condemn Governor Haskell. ■ — = Two trolley Ban ran' 1 into collision n»»ar Philadelphia and about fifty persons were injured, several prob ably fatally. ===== Through the collapsing of a span of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge at Havre de Grace, Md . the bridge was partly ri-- Ftroyed. twelve loaded freight cars were can down and one man was possibly fatally injured. CITY. — Stocks rallied. . A peonage case was decided in a Brooklyn court. .... There BBSS a strong feeling among n any Democrats that Governor Haskell should retire from the treasurership of the Democratic National Com mittee. == Timothy L. Woodruff said he thought Governoi Haskell's Standard Oil con nections would hurt Mr. 'Bryan in th" West. = It was learned that the Independence party would nominate Clarence J. Shearn for Governor at its convention to-night. — -- ■ F. R. Coudert, an independent Democrat, said he would work and vote for Judge Taft r— . — The governing committee of the Stock Exchange held its final hearing in the A. O. Brown & Co. failure. =: Diamond dealers reported that factories were reopening on full time to meet Improved trad" conditions, i. = It was an nounced that the Carnegie Steel Mills in Pitts burg would resume operations on full time to meet large orders recently received. — . — . Th» American Wine Growers' Association discussed plans for a campaign to combat the W. C. T. U. attacks, and asserted that the real cure of drunkenness was through wine drinking. '■'. Extracts from a magazine article written by John D. Rockefeller were made public. == Plane were made at a conference of attorneys tor th* closing sessions of th«» government's cas* 1 against the Standard Oil Company. = = State Chairman Conners said the notification of the Democratic state ticket nominees would be held et Red Hook on October 1. and David B. Hill came here to see National Chairman Mack. THE WEATHER. — Cloudy to-day and to morrow; variable winds. The temperature yes terday: Highest, 74 degree":: lowest. 64 THE XEW JERSEY PRIMARIES. The interesting exi»eritnent of open primary elections for the Domination of candidate* which •was made In New Jersey on Tuesday appears on the whole to have had a fortunate and en couraging result. Despite some Imperfections, such as are Inevitable in almost all new enact ments and which may readily be corrected, the law establishing open aud direct primaries, which had l*>on placed upon the statute book as a result of the "New Idea" awakening and as :i protest against the evils of the old cut-and dried convention system, was shown to be a practical, useful and popular measure. Its op ponents had said of it. «s of various other en lightened measures of reform, that "the people didn't w.mt it." That the people did want it ■was shown by the way in which they made use of It. In many places an actually fawner rote was polled at Tuesday's primaries than at last fall's ruorship HeH-on. In the state gen erally almost as many men voted at the pri maries mat raj regular election! Moreover, in Hjwte of the freedom with which the law permits multiplication of candidates on the tickets, the eaaatins of ballot* was done expeditionsly — «w»ir.«: that the polls did not dote until '.i o'clock —and no technical difficulties of « serious nat ure were found in the working of the system. Equally marked was the demonstration of the state's maintenance of the enlightened and pro srresrive civic spirit which has been developed in the J:ist few years. In more than one comty the old ""ring" was broken and the will of the people, hitherto hanii*»red by close corporation methods In party management, was. triumphant. In Essex County, the metropolitan county of the Mate, the mult was pre-eminently gratifying. Senator Colby, the mctt com-picuous champion of the reforms which have co benefited the state In the Last three years, was a candidate for the rcnomination which be well deserved nn<l which the public welfare strongly demanded. He. was opposed, by ■ rival of fine character and ability, nii«i also by the remains and successors of the old "machine," by powerful corporations whose special interests had no hope of legislative fa vors at his hands, and perhaps most conspic uously of all by the Democratic rir.irst.rs under the lead, of ex-Senator James smith, jr.. who made themselves volunteer aids of the Repub lican opponents of Mr. Colby. In the face of this formidable' combination the Republicans of Essex County renomiiiated their Senator through their use of the law of his own making. It was an achievement gratifying to Senator Colby, but above that consideration creditable and honorable to the Republican party of Essex County and of the whole state. After the primaries the real election, and we may reasonably believe that in the former the result of the latter has been forecast. The jM.pular interest aroused in this preliminary campaign will be so maintained as to assure a full vote in November. The candidates chosen on Tuesday are such as should and doubtless will command the full support of the party. Voters are most likely to support those nomina tions which they themselves had most part in making. There should be, and we believe there is. no dancer of ill feel Ins or of refusal of any faction of the party loyally to acquiesce in the result of the primaries. Despite the desperate efforts of Mr. Smith and his henchmen to stir up strife and cause a split in the Republican party in Newark, it is Dot for a moment ques tionable that the defeated Republican candi date will now work for Senator Colby's re-elec tion as earnestly as he did for his -own nomina tion. It is an open secret that the Democratic leaders based their hopes of winning the state for Bryan upon their shrewdly planned and strenuously worked scheme for defeating Mr. Colby and thus demoralizing the Republican party in Essex County. Of that the columns of Mr. * Smith's personal organ have daily given ample proof. In that they are hopelessly dis appointed, and in that disappointment the rain bow vision of •'New Jersey for Bryan" fades into mist. THE HASH ELL EXIGMA. The more the record of Governor Charles N. HaakeU of Oklahoma is studied the more the wond.r grows that he should have been able to pose for the last twelve months as one or the chief exponents in politics of unadulterated Brynnism. In the public mind he flpured as a frontier statesman of the aboriginal type. He was pupposed to have grown up among the untutored wards of the nation and to share their economic and political theories. Nobody over suspected that his hands had been pol luted by the touch of stocks, bonds or trust certificates. He seemed to be an offshoot of the virpin prairie, to whom the political teach ings of William J. Bryan had come as a revela tion and appealed as the compendium of all political wisdom. His Bryanism was so iuteuse and perfervid that he was picked out for sig nal advancement in the Democratic party as soon as Mr. Bryan's control of that organiza tion was again firmly riveted. As a compli ment to him Oklahoma's representation in the Democratic National Convention was Increased beyond the normal ratio. He was the Pooh Bah at Denver, having the last say In the com mittee on resolutions and in the committee on credentials, and consuming more time on the convention platform than any other four dele gates. The convention could hardly have known that in honoring and following this new exemplar of "peerless" statesmanship it was honoring and following a former Wall Street promoter, with a long record of disastrous railroad ex ploitations. It could hardly have suspected that the ardent Bryanite of 1908. the chief con structor of the ultra-radical Oklahoma con stitution, was associated in ISOT. with the Wall Street operators whom Mr. Bryan charged with crucifying mankind — themselves ex oepted — on a cross of gold. It could not have dreamed that the Oklahoma Uraecbos was a reformed plutocrat exiled from Wall Street by the miscarriage of his high and quick finance schemes. It now appears that few of Mr. Haskell's as sociates at Denver knew anything about his antecedents. They took him on prim* /'/• /<° evidence for an ingenuous practitioner of Bryanism from Muscogee. They assumed that h" had never visited Wall Street except on the top of a "rubberneck* 1 conch. They are naturally alarmed and indignant at discovering that tlie chief stage manager at Denver, now i lie treasurer of me Democratic National Com mittee, is a financial promoter and adventurer who has left a trail of failure and losses to others wherever Ijp has gone. Was Mr. Bryan aware of this record? If he was, he will find it hard to defend his par tiality for Mr. HaskelL Mr. Bryan says that the Governor of Oklahoma has been condemned on insufficient evidence. Rut the evidence which has been unearthed In the last few days 1« certainly sufficient to discredit Mr. Bryan's judgment in selecting Mr. Haskell as campaign treasurer and manager. What are the Goi ernor's real relations to the Standard Oil Com pany? It is suspicious that lie should have quashed without explanation a proceeding be gun in Oklahoma against a subsidiary stand aid Oil Company by his own Attorney <Jen eraL could tlie Attorney General also have thought he was serving under an altogether different type of statesman? The Haskell enigma is not yet solved. Until it is solved the Bryan campaign will halt; for the revela tions so far made are too serious to he ex plained away on the good old comedy theory of mistaken Identity. EVIL FRUIT IX CUBA. Several years ago we .-ailed attention to the monstrous schemes of some American political and financial speculators in Cuba, who. for sordid purposes of personal profit, were striv ing to Ptlr up racial animosities between ne groes and Spaniards, on the one hand sug gesting to the Spaniards the fear of "negro domination" and, on the other, hinting to ti. negroes that the supremacy of American ideas in Cuba would soon mean their disfranchise inent after the manner familiar in our own Southern States. Some actual mischief was done at that time, and it was pointed out that if such deviltry were continued grave troubles might ]«• brought upon the island. Recent dispatches indicate that the poisonous s«-.d thus planted is beginning to bear fruit. Political divisions are being made on racial lines. A -negro party* has been organized, with its own candidate for the Presidency. There is widespread agitation, sometimes at tended with violence, and the too familiar symptoms of mutual distrust and antagonism between the races, as perceived in some of our states, are making their appearance. There need be no hesitation in attributing this un happy condition of affairs to the wicked prop aganda from the United States. The exas perating thing about it Is that those who are the authors of the trouble are able to evade actual responsibility for it. They sneak away and leave their dirty work to be cleaned up by others. There is bitter irony In the reflection that the faithful American Governor and his Amer ican coadjutors, who are diligently striving to rehabilitate the Cuban Republic, thus— -an in various former instances— find their nost troublesome opponents in mischief mak<*n from their mm land. The Americans who have sought to demoralize Cuba for their own gain have really been striking blows at Amer ica itself, since whatever trouble they produce in Cuba must be set right by this country, it XEW-YORK DAILT *i<UBrXE. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1008. will, doubtless be made clear to the Cubans that tlie American government and the best part of the American people have no sympathy with the incendiarism which false Americans have practised there, but detest and repudiate it: and it is to ho hoped that in spite of the partial success of these marplots the old friend ship and confidence and absence of invidious discrimination between the races in Cuba wlllr be fully restored and permanently maintained. 7.1/7' <>\ HRYAXS RECORD. Mr. Tafts speech in Cincinnati on Tuesday hit the mark. It was vi-oruus and direct .'md full of the promise of effective campaigning. It went to the real issue of the contest, Mr. Bryan's utter untltness on his own public record for tbe Presidency. Mr. Taft cannot give the country too much talk of that sort. There be Is unanswerable. There all thinking men must agree with him. however much they disagree about the tariff or thp guarantee of bank de posits or any other of the lesser Issues. On his record Mr. Bryan is conspicuously unfit for the responsibilities of the Presidency. He has been wrong on practically all the great questions that have come before the pub lic In the twelve years of his Democratic lead ership. He is by turns a demagogue and an im practical doctrinaire, the leader of the opposi tion who takes whatever posture is forced ui>on him and the eonvietionless politician always seeking for popular issues. You look in vain through that record for devotion to principles, firm adhesion to a consistent course nnd prefer ence of truth to expediency. You fail to find any real capacity to grasp public questions and to perceive practical solutions of them. This lack of that thorough understanding which is the first element in statesmanship often makes him dangerous, as when he proposed for a rem edy of the losses of the 1893 panic a repudia tion by legislative fiat of half the country's debts. Any one who thinks of his free silver project must wonder how as President he would meet the various emergencies that might arise. Was Mr Bryan, whose conscience Is one of his chief political assets, so dishonest as to btlieve that the people of this country, having once understood the free silver policy, would be ready to enter upon a career of repudiation? It is easier to think that he did not understand the money Question, was incapable of compre hending it and carries about in his head to-day the same fuddled greenbacker notions that he had in IS.m;. Sometimes his errors have simply made him ridiculous, as when he predicted in the 10<hi campaign that unless tho troops were withdrawn immediately from the Philippines liberty in this country would die out and the nation would cease to celebrate the Fourth of July. That old utterance, which Mr. Taft has dug up. looks silly reprinted in cold type to day, and it speaks volumes for Mr. Bryan's in capacity to deal with the Philippine question then and now. But this blundering was presumably honest enough. Mr. Bryan is probably one of those per sons who are constitutionally unable to under stand the money question. We are ready to grant, too — though the concession does seem violent — that the buncombe emitted about the Philippines was serious, that the late colonel, just out of the uniform In which he had sought military glory when military glory seemed to be popular — that this military personage really felt cm lied upon, by the nine gods of wnr or some other potent influence, to save the country from militarism. But what shall be said about his latest intellectu.il exploits? What convictions prompted him to declare for the government ownership of railways as "thf> only remedy" and then abandon that position? The tergiversa tion js much too facile for a respectable in tellectual character. A man who was capa ble of reaching a conclusion worth having, the result of fourteen years' observation, would not reverse it fourteen months later with no conceivable change in the evidence be fore him. He seems incapable of reasoning a thing out so that the results of his reasoning are binding upon his own mind. Tie is intellect ually Incontinent. He has h^ppy thoughts and bright Ideas, but he lacks practical sense. He can never see the whole effects of his policies. In bis new way of paying old debts in 18M he forgot that half thp world is creditors. His fan tastic scheme for parcelling out the railroads of the country between the states and the na tion overlooked, among other things, the prac tical advantages of consolidated railway man agement. His trust plan is so crude and un workable as to suggest the offhand answer of the man in the street to this problem. The benevolence of his bank guarantee is the incon siderate benevolencp that pauperizes its objects. He would be impractical and unsafe in the Presidency. THE PROSPECT IN MANILA. That the wisdom of allowing the sailors to go ashore when the Atlantic fleet reaches the Philippines should be questioned, in view of the prevalence of cholera in the islands, is natural, but there is no occasion to worry about 'be matter. It may s;ifely be assumed thar tne Navy Department is watching developments and that it will be governed by the existing sit flation when the time cnnios for a decision. The time has not yet come, however. From Perth. In West Australia, which Admiral Sppiry left on September 20. to Manila tho air line distance is nearly throe thousand miles. Owing to intervening obstacles the course to be traversed will be somewhat longer. Steaming at the rate of ten knots the fleet would re quire twelve or thirteen days fcr the voyage, provided there were no unforeseen delay. Even if a speed of twelve knots is maintained, fully ten days will be consumed. A week or more will elapse, therefore, before Secretary Ifetcaif will need to determine what restrictions ought to be imposed on the men of Admiral Sperry's command. A slisht Increase in the number of cases in Slanila a few days ago excited a degree of solicitude not felt before. But since then there has been a distinct improvement. The Dumber of 'new cases is diminishing perceptibly, and, it is to be hoped, steadily. A week or ten days hence do reason for anxiety may remain. The worst trouble in the Philippines this year has been in the provinces, not in Manila. Besides, Governor Smith seems to. be thoroughly alive to nls responsibilities. From a man of bis energy and resources much may be expected. A.LL RULES SUSPENDED. "The Charleston News and f"ourler" deserves great credit for the thorough and workmanlike manner in which it is supporting Mr. Bryan. It* ze;il for his election is almost as intense ■s \v:i^ its eagerness to prevent his r< nomina tion. Mfljor Ilcniphlll may have doubled Mr. Bryan's fitness for the Presidency as late as .Inly I<>. but since July in his doubts have given way i<> a fervent conviction that Mr. Bryan is (he one man in the United Slates lest qualified to administer the federal govern ment. The major has acquired a faith which ■ an move mountains and suspend the laws of evidence. U^U- and gravitation. We happened to say recently, commenting on tbe factitious conservatism of Mr. Bryan's eipeechea In Maryland and New York: The East will decline to Judge Mr. Bryan by tb<- cut of his latest miU of political clothes. It prefers to Judas him on his record rather than on bis temporary professions. It will ln."lst on dealing in this campaign not with "the new Bryan," but with the true Bryan. "Tho News and Courier" is too candid to deny thai Mi. Bryan showad a palpable Inconsistency :;i trying to gk>U over hi> radicalism for the beuent of timid Democratic conservatives In tbe K.-^t. But it does not admit that trying to talk with two voices — one for the East and oue for the West— will injure Mr. Brynii- The Democratic caixlklnte. it holds, is ril^ve .ill ordinary rules of criticism. Says our Charles ton contemporary: BoMevtng him to be pre-eminently a good man, a sincere and unselfish man, and a genu inely religious man, the American people are ready to overlook the inconsistencies of ins course. Were Mr. Bryan's relationship to his party of a kind with that of almost any other member of it, his advocacy of free silver in W6 would be an Insuperable barrier to his success in November. But the devotion of the people to Mr. Bryan is such that what would be a mill- Ftone about the neck of another does not impede hi.s triumphant progress. Of course, if Mr. Bryan is exempt from all accountability for what he says or stands for we must drop our argument. We congratulate Major Heniphiil on the completeness with which he has purged himself of infidelity and the whole-heartcdmss with which he now as signs Mr. Bryan to the superman class. This Haskell business seems almost frresistibly reminiscent of the pretension that the poems attributed to Homer were really not written by Homer at all, but by another man of the sama name. With aboijt thirteen thousand students en rolled in its largest three institutions and a con siderable army in its half dozen le=ser univer sities and colleges. New York maintains its place as the educational metropolis of the na tion. It Is to be doubted if in any other city of the world there are so many actual students of college and university rank. It seems that everything which comes out of Oklahoma is not necessarily wild and woolly. Mr. Bryan is having the common experience of finding his past hard to live down. The Georgia Legislature recently passed a law Imposing- license taxes of $"»0O on the manufact urers and $'2(H) cm the dispensers of "near beer." This action indicates that the people of Georgia think they have found a substitute beverage al most as satisfactory as the outlawed original. The nice question will arise whether it would be a worse fate to pay the great fine nr be con demned to read the 2,750.000 words in the re corded testimony of the oil suit. That case is bound to make records. Not many years ago the people of China tore up and destroyed, as a work of devils, the only railroad which had been laid in that empire. Now there are extensive railroad systems in China, and two imperial commissioners are coming here to study our systems with a view to im proving and extending the Chinese lines. There is no other country in the world to-day which offers so vast possibilities of railroad develop ment as China, and when she once sets out to gridiron herself with steel rails there will Indeed be "something doing." The Republican machine in New Jersey had better get a new idea. The Republican party makes appeal to pub lic confidence as the most important political agency for conservation and for progress. By virtue of its achievements, its leadership and its aims it stands forth as an efficient instru ment for strong and capable administration, as a safeguard of stability and of the prosperity which depends upon stability, and as an un rivalled power for the correction of abuses. It stands in striking contrast to the record of vacillation and ineptitude presented by the chief opposing party. That opposing party proffers a candidacy which is at once a monument and a guidepost. It memorializes the fallacies and un safe policies we are asked to forget, and it points the way to business uncertainty and to th» im pairment of the confidence which is the security of industry and trade. — Governor Hughes, at Youngstown. Ohio. THE TALK OF THE DAY. The referendum in July last by which the Swiss prohibited the manufacture and sale of absinthe throughout Switzerland has resulted in an unprece dented boom in the beverage- The prohibitive law does not go into effect until July. mo. and in the mean time absinthe manufacturers in the canton of Neufchatcl art- working day and night with doubled staffs in order to mpet the demand. The referendum, curiously enough, was a great ad vertisement for absinthe. Orders from France have Increased 35 per cent, since July. In spite. of the fact that within two years absinthe fac tories will be closed, several manufacturers are enlarging their premises and accepting long con tracts. "What's the matter, old man?" "I was out rather late last night where a lot of my friends repeatedly sang that I was a jolly good fellow." "Weren't you?" "I guess I was. all right, but I can't get my wife to believe it."— Chicago Record-Herald. Henry Cohen, a young Jew. who renounced his faith and was baptized a few months ago in a Bap tist church in Brooklyn, went to Minneapolis soon after his conversion, where he joined the Rev. S. Mendelsohn, also a converted Jew, in his work to Christianize the Jews of that city. Like Samuel Freuder. who. at a meeting of ministers at Boston recently, publicly recanted. Cohen has returned to his people, and in an open letter says: "The Jews of Minneapolis would speak to me and treat me very nicely, and they would walk with me on the street, but whenever I started on my subject they would leave me and go without answering a word." Jacob Unger had a similar criticism to make about his people in New York two years ago, when he said: "I shall have to give up the job, because I cannot get the Jews to speak to me on the subject of Christianity. If they would but argue, I could win." SUlicus— Do you believe that a storm will curdle milk? Cynlcns— Sure. A matrimonial storm will even curdle the milk of human kindness.— Philadelphia Record. A Paris letter in the Berlin "Post" says that the campaign against the free ticket system in the Paris theatres has revealed a condition which "some people have suspected, but which was known only to the theatre people themselves. The deadhead list In all theatres has assumed such proportions that the revenue of the authors, based on house receipts, has been cut in some In stances to a ridiculous figure, and the Dramatic Authors' Society now requires its members to in sert a clause in all new contracts restraining man agers from allowing seats tn their theatres to be occupied by persons who do not pay for them." At .1 meeting of theatrical managers, where the matter was discussed, one manacer said: "We could materially improve our business and make money by giving passes to those people who are accustomed to pay and demanding payment from all those who. up till now. have witnessed per formance* on free tickets." Of the managers pres ent eleven signed the no-pass agreement. "Dat Darwinian theory." said Uncle Vbon, "wouldn't worry m*> none if I could be good an sure dat some of us weren't doublln on de trail. —Washington Star. A London organisation, the league of Frontiers men has opened In Surrey a camp to demonstrate bow easy it is to cook well without the utensils commonly considered necessary. "Our Idea Is to cook all our food without pots and pans," says the spokesman of the league. "Meat never tastes so delicious us when stuck on a stick and cooked over glowing coals. Vegetables cooked In the embers of the camp fire are said to be splendid. A bird wrapped up in clay and cooked in th* ashes or a big lire is reputed to have a rare and distinctive flavor. This system of clay cooking is. indeed, still common among some of the English gypsies. The aim of army experts Is now all for the simplifica tin;. of gear; hence we hope that our experiments will be of value." "Of eouree," said the optimist. "if a man gets into the habit of hunting trouble he'o sure to find it." "Yes " replied the pessimist, "and if he's so lazy that he always tries to avoid It, it will find him So what ■ the difference?"— The Catholic Standard and Time*- ,' . * • About Yeople and Social Incidents AT THE WHITE HOUSE, fmm Tho Tribune Bur»a>i. ] Washington. Sept. 23.-President Roosevelt's first day after his summer vacation was a busy one Besides important political conferences with Pos»t- Gmera! Meyer and Secretary Garnel.l about the retort he was making to the Bryan tt gram, the President received numerous visitors, beginning with W. «*. Haskell. Sealer of Weights and Measures in the District, who denied any knowledge of the Standard Oil cases In Ohio, and ending with the delegates to the Fisheries Con gress, in session here. All the Cabinet officers in the city were with the President at some time dur ing the day. these being the Postmaster General, the Secretarie.! of the Interior. Navy, War. Agri culture and Commerce and LAbor. Secretaries Root and Cortelyou and Attorney General Bona parte are out of the city. Department affairs were discussed by those who did not talk politics. R. A. Ballinger. former Mayor of Seattle and until a few months ago Commissioner of the Gen eral Land Office, conferred with the President as to politics on the Pacific Coast, bringing cheering words as to the fine condition of coast Republi cans and the certainty of success all along the line out there. Mr. Balllnger is a member of the advisory committee of the Republican National Committee, and assures the President that he need have no uneasiness as to the coast states. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, who has for many cam paigns been connected with the Women's Repub lican Clubs of the. country, and who Is in charge of the woman's committee of the national com mittee, called for a word with th» President. Headquarters of her committee has been opened in the Martha Washington Hotel In New York. Governor Curry of New Mexico is so anxious to have the President attend the International Irri gation Congress beginning at Albuquerque, N. M.. September 29, that he brought to Washington from the onVers of th» congress aa invitation engraved o:: a gold plat» »* inch thick. 3 inches wide and 3 Inches long. The invitation was pleasing to the President, but he declared he could not attend. He told governor Curry that in his next sses sage to Congress he would again urge that statS bcod be granted to Kew Mexico and Arizona. Benator Simmons, of North Carolina, asked the President to appoint A. C. Avery. of Morgantown. that state, as a member et the Chickamauga Na tional Park Commission to fill a vacancy. The President will consider the request. H. P. Cheatham. recorder of deeds here and su perintendent of the North Carolina Negro Orphan age, paid his respects. Other visitors were H. B. Needham. president of George Washington University; H. K. Dougherty, of the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission: John Barrett, director of the Bureau of American Re publics; Representative Kennedy of Ohio, who pre dicted a Republican victory in that state; Joseph B. Cummins, of Augusta. Ga. ; A. R. lAwt"n. of Savannah; Major J-nkins, Collector of Internal Revenue for South Carolina and one of the officers of the Rough Rider regiment, and General Will lam P. Duvall. assistant chief of staff of the army. THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. [Frcrr. The Tribune Bureau.! Washington, Sept. 23— Captain Ritzmarm, the newly appointed German naval attaenfi who suc ceeds Captain Hebbinghaus. has landed In New York, and is expected In Washington to-morrow. Captain Hebblnghaua will sail for Germany on October 1. He Is to have sea duty. Mr. De Thai, the Russian second secretary, ar rived In Washington thU afternoon from Boston. and will be followed by Mr. Kroupensky, the charge 1 d'affaires, who will come from the sum mer embassy at Manchester-by-the-Sea to-morrow. Esme Howard, the British counsellor, will arrive in Washington on Friday from Manchester-by-the- Sea, and will pack his household goods preparatory to giving up his house in Massachusetts avenue. The name of Mr. Howard's successor In Washing ten has not been announced. M. Martin, the Swiss charge! d'affaires, has re turned to Washington from Newport. wher«» he es tablished the summer legation. Dr. Vogel, the Min ister, will not return to this country from Europe until the last of October. IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY. [From The Tribune Bureau.] Washington, Sept. 23.— Mrs. Gardiner G. Hubbard to-day issued Invitations for a reception from 4 M 6 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, September 3f. In honor of the foreign delegates to the Interna tional Congress on Tuberculosis. The reception will be he d at her home in Woodley Lane, ami sev eral Cabinet women and others prominent in so ciety and In the congress will assist her in re ceiving. Miss Mabel Boardman will ccme to Washington on Saturday from her father's estate at Manches ter for a visit of several days. Mr. and Mm Boardman will not close their summer home until November 1. Chief Engineer Henry W. Fitch. U. S. N.. and Mrs. Fit'^h announce the engagement of their elder daughter. Miss Emilie Champau Fitch, to Albert Pepper Gerhard, of Philadelphia. No date has been set for the wedding. The marriage of Miss Gladys Butler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Butler, and Chapin Mar cus, cf New York, who?" engagement was rei-ently announced, will take place in Europe, probably at Genoa, early in November. Brigadier General James B. Aleshire. accom panied by his son, returned to Washington to-day, and will be joinfd hy Mr?. Aleshire to-morrow. Miss Aioshire is visiting friends at Eastern resorts, and will not return to Washington foi a month. NEW YORK SOCIETY. Miss Caroline McCook. daughter of Colonel and Mr?. John J. McCook. will £*> married to John Junius Morgan on Tuesday, October 6, at the home of the bride's parents, No. 10 West ."4th street. It will be a very quiet affair, and only the relatives and a few Intimate friends will be present. A small THOMAS BAILEY AIDRICH. Comment of Authorized Biographer on Pub * lication of Volume of His Poems. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: May I. as the authorized biographer of the late Thomas Bailey Aldrich. call attention to what seems to me a breach of publishing propriety in a volume entitled "Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich." just Issued by Thomas Y. Cro-rcell & *'<•>. ? This volume, which Is announced by Its publishers as a "new collected edition." 13 composed, of the con tents of five of Aldrleh's first .six volumes of verse. all written before he was thirty years old. It con tains 153 pieces, of which 121 were discarded by the poet from his own collected editions, the- House hold nnd the Riverside: while of the thirty-one pieces that were retained by him th.- text of many has been so thoroughly vised that the earlier and cruder forms are scarcely recognizable by those who have known them In later and legiti mate editions. There are in Aldrirh's collected Poetical Works ;.10 pofms. There are. therefore. 19? of these, embodying the poet's most mature and finest work, not to be found In this "new col lected edition I *— though the publishers fcmrs mad* amends for this deficiency by printing several pieces twice. The ethical question of the right of sort a pleri* of bookmaklng to BBRsqnerads as a "new collected canton*! I do not raise: but as to the propriety of representing; without explanation or apology, the most fastidious of American poets by a compilation of his discarded Juvenilia there can be. I think, no two rated* FERRIS 6REKNSLJBT. Boston, ~ Kept, SI, iocs. A WEDDING IN LONDON. London, Sept. 23.— There was a largo gathering this afternoon at St. George's CiMflCtt, Hanover Square, to witness the marriage of Lizzie, daugh ter of Henry A. Linden.-, of New York, to Cap tain Hugh McCall, of the British army. There was a full choral service. Tbe bride was Klv.-n away by her father. The matron of honor was the bride's sister. Mrs. Frederick T. Fleltmann. PASSENGERS FROM EUROPE. Southampton. Sept. 3.— The steamer Kronprlns Wllhelm left here to-day for New York. Among her passengers are Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Murray Butler. Representative Richard Bartholdt. of Mis souri; Representative John H. Rothermel. of Penn sylvania, and Representative L. E. Padgett, of Ten nessee. reception frll! follow the ceremony. Jllss McCook will have fight bridesmaids— her two sisters, BBSS Martha and Miss Harriet McCook; her three cou sins. Miss Harriet. Miss Jan«.tta and M 133 Eleanor Alexander; Mr. Morgan's cousin. Miss Helen Ham ilton. Miss Dorothy Merle Smith and Miss Edith Ellis. William Plerson Hamilton will h* Mr. Mor gan's best man. There will be no ushers. Th» engagement of the younc couple was announced ten days ago from S»iiir!?i-.r. N. J.. where Colonel and Mrs. Cook have a summer home. • Mr and Mrs. R. Livingston Beeckman have arw rlvoi in town from Newport and are staring at ths Ho!lnnd Houw; for a few flays. John R Preael and W. Hude Neilson are due to arrive in New York to-day from Europe. Mrs, Drexei still remains abroad. Among those booked to sail for Europe to-day are Mm. Whitney Warren and Mr. and Mrs. Geora» Gordon King. Mr. and Mrs. King will remaia abroad the greater part of the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Davis hare arrived at Bret ton Woods. N. H. and are at the Mount Wash ington, whsre Mrs. Fellowt-s Darts is also staring, Mrs. FThe Wright and the Misses Wright, who spent most of th* summer abroad, have Just re turned to New York. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic de. P*yst*.r Foster, who spent the ia>*t month motorin« on r!-.e Continent, have just returned from abroad and have gone to their country place at Tuxedo. Miss Marjorie W. Benedict, daughter of the late William H. Benedict, was quietly married yester day to Charles P. Fry. of this city, in the Con stable Memorial Chapel of the Church of the In carnation. The bride had no attendants. E. Maury Fry was his brother's best man. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. William M. Gros venor, in the presence of only a few relatives. No Invitations had been issued for the wedding. Mrs. E. Lyman Short and her son, Livingston) Short, who spent the greater part of the summer in Europe, are now in Nova Bcotia. whence they go to the Berkshires for a few weeks before open ing their house la West 37th street for the winter. Mr. and Mrs. James Brown Potter, who have been motoring on the Continent, have returned to Paris. Mr. and Mr.'. Hugh O. Chisholm have arrived at Bret ton Woods for a short stay. They spent tho week-end at I>enox. General and Mrs. Howard Carroll will remain at Carroll Cliff, their country seat at Tarrytowa. N. T., until th* middle of next month: Mr. and Mrs. J. Borden Hariiman wir. not re turn to town from their country place at Mount Kiscn. N. T.. until November. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hoffnian will go to their country place at Caaenovla, N. T.. within tho next ten da/3 to spend the remainder of the faU. ' SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPORT. [By Telegraph to Th» Tribune.] Newport; Sept. Mr 3. E. C. Knight, Jr.. and Mrs. Royal Phelps Carroll entertained with dinners this evening, and the Misses Brie* and Mrs. Elisaa Dyer were luncheon hostesses during the after noon. Mrs. Dyer is to give a dinner to-morrow evening and Mrs. Charles H. Baldwin will also entertain. Mrs. Baldwin will close her Newport stay on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Wells closed their sea son to-day and returned to New York. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Hutton departed for Balti more. Dr. and Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs will return to Baltimore on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Smith Holtins McKftn have de cided to remain until November. Mr. an<i Mxs. R. L. Beeckman returned to-day from a short visit in New York. Mrs. Wirt Robinson, who has been the summer guesj of her father. Theodore W. Phinney. has ended her visit and gone to West Point. Alfred G. Vanderbilt started for Mineola to day. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Wagstaff are th* guests of Mrs WagatafTs parents. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tuck French. Edward C. Post and T>r. Roderick Terry have gone to New York. IN THE BERKSHIRES. [By Telegraph to Th* Tribune] Lenox. Sept. 23.— Mr. and Mrs. J. Woodward Haven have closed the Stokes cottage and are now with Mrs. Henry A. Cram, at HJghwood. Justice and. Mrs. Vernon M. Davis and Mr and Mrs. Charles J. Fleming, of New York; Mrs. J. Heaton Robinson, of Connecticut; Mrs. James T. Browne and Miss Jessie Browne, of Denver, have arrived at the Red Lion Inn. Mrs. Henry Winthrop Gray Is entertaining her sister. Miss. Lucy Fre!inghuys*n. at the Willows. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Gerkin. Miss Gerkia. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Marble and Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Potter, of New York; Mrs. E. E. Jackson. E. N. Jackson. Mrs. A. J. Van De Bogart. Jackson Van De Bogart. of Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wainwright. of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. W. otl3 and Mrs A. B. Cook, of New York, arrived to day at Hotel AspinwalL Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dixey gave another din ner to-night for Edwin V. Morgan, Minister to t Cuba. whom they are entertaining at Tangle-wood. Mr. and Mrs. George Winthrop Fol3om will re ceive the Berkshire Hunt at Mountain View Farm. in Lee. on Saturday, where a hunt breakfast will be served. Miss Anna Robinson Is a guest of Miss Helen Al exandra at Spring Lawn. Mr. and Mrs. David Turner Dana are In New Tori. THE STATE CAMPAIGN. CONSISTENT. From Th* Utlca Herald-Dispatch. In his earnest support of Governor Hushes. State Committeeman Barnes, of Albany. Is wholly . consistent. He argued against the Governor's re- » nomination on the grounds of party responsJ" bility and party regularity, and on the name -, grounds will do ail he can for the Governor's election. USING CHAXLER AS A CLOAK. From The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. If the Republicans had nominated a -weaker man than Hughes Tammany would have chosen a man possessing such "principles" as Tammany directed him to have. A* it was. the Democrats found discretion the better part of valor, *"• • named Mr. Chanter, a good man. but whose good character. It !a to be feared. Tammany Is using for a cloak for iniquities that Mr. Chanler WJU ** powerless to check. A REPUBLICAN DUTY. From Th* Rochester Post-Express. on* duty confronts th* Republicans of til» •■ state — instead of ath»n«s at i'.-nnfrs they she - " make sure of his defeat by nominating *.*»• >» stronger; possible sees for Sena'* and A«semMJ*» - and carry the Legislature by deserving to carry it Then Platt's successor will be Horace rorw. Seth Low. Joseph M (Thoate. Ellhu Root, David Hill. •>•■ mhm man of e<jual eminence, character and ability. • * DANGER DWARFS AM. DIFFERENCES- From The Albany Journal. \ Whatever difference* of opinion may have ss» l«trtl prior to the Saratoga convention then* " unquestionably here to-day >» widespread app elation of the great importance to the people <« New York that Governor Hughe* rather '"•" ( Lieutenant Governor Chanler should be '""•" "*"" chief executive of thU state. The danger to <" institutions of the state which threatens, artstna from Mr Chanter's Inexperience. Mr. Conner** _. Importance «nd Mr. Murphy's power dwarr* » 1 ' differences of opinion wltMn the Republic** party. WORK TO BE DON'S. From The Watertotin Times. Every one who has wanted Governor . H Ji* ft '* renominated must make himself, a commit^ * 1 see that he I* re-elected. It wont do to £?*". stt down, thinking that everything i« ,*avin* pushed in securing the renomlnation and sannnnj it to those who were defeated at the convention to do the work of securin* hi* XK re-elect*»r e-eleet*» S^t not their loyalty, based on selfish pr!wc;plf- P»», to shame the loyalty of those who ha»« prore«>«« high principles of political action.