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lished by The Tribune Association, a
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ripal place of business, Tribune Build
ing. .Vo. 151 Xa&sau ftrcct, Xcic York;
Ogdcn Mills, president; Ogden M. Reid,
secretary; Jcmcs M. Barrett, treasurer.
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FOREIGN. — General Juan Estrada
•was inaugnrated President of Nicaragua
at Managua; the troops have been paid
off, and the country is quiet; General
Hena has been chosen iiinister of War.
= Turkey has granted to American
religious, educational and benevolent in
stitutions there the right of exemption
from the Ottoman law, and allows them
to ..... = Medical authorities at
Berlin announced that no cases of chol
ftra existed in the city. — - = Election
results in Portugal show that while the
Monarchists won a sweeping' victory-, the
Republicans made notable gains. =
X^eon Morane in his monoplane Bight
last Monday reached a height of 7,054
feet, a world's record. — : =- Mr?. A. E.
Buckingham, of San Francisco, was
killed by a runaway motor car in Mu
nich; Miss Ahvine Goodrich was killed.
DOMESTlC— President Taft laid the
cornerstone of the new Young Men's
Christian Association Building, in Bev
erly. Mass.; Representative AY. S. Ben
net, of Mew York, and Henry A. Wise,
"United States Attorney for the Southern
District of Xew York, called on the Pres
ident. ■ ■ • Theodore Roosevelt spoke
before an audience of fifteen thousand
or more at Ossawatoraie, Kan., at the
dedication of the John Brown battlefield'
expounding the "new nationalism." ■
A bronze statue of Thomas B. Reed was
unveiled at Portland, Me. = It was
suggested at the rate hearing in Chi
cago that the railroads might turn the
tables on the shippers, subjecting them
to an inquisition as to their profits and
the return which they enjoy from their
Invested capital. ===== Glenn H. Curtiss
established a new world's record by fly
ing from Euclid Beach, nine miles east
of Cleveland, to Cedar Point, sixty miles
in an airline. In one hour and eighteen
minutes. ■ Seven coal companies
operating in the Westmoreland and Ir
win fields of Pennsylvania, filed suits
In Pittsburg against eighty-four leaders
and members of the union back of the
mine strike. = The Treasury Depart
ment at Washington announced that the
reneral stock of money in the United
States was nearly = $3,500.000.000.
CITY. — Stocks were dull at unimpor
tant changes. = William A. Barnes,
jr.. of Albany, assumed direction of af
fairs in State Chairman Woodruff's
headquarters. — -= Customs men held
up three passengers returning on liners
for failure to declare goods, among
them Louis Sherry.. = An insurance
solicitor, who was identified by means
of cards in bis pockets, crashed
through an adjoining- roof in a fall
from the top of the Park Row Build
ing. - Five new laws went into ef
fect at midnight. ===== Grover Cleve
land's estate, within New York,
was appraised at $39,000 gross. =====
Receivers were appointed for the
Clausen & Price Brewing Company and
President Charles C Clausen on the
petition of creditors. =^=^ Allan A.
Ryan, son of the well known financier,
■was placed in complete charge of the
work preliminary to the International
Aviation meet. ;=: F. Augustus
Heinze and Mrs. Bemice Henderson
were married in Brooklyn. ■■ The
Public Service Corporation of New Jer
sey announced its entry into the transit
and electric lighting fields in Staten
It-land. === The Republican committee
of the 23d Assembly District indorsed
Mr. Roosevelt for temporary chairman
cf the state convention.
THE WEATHER. — Indications for to
day: Showers. The temperature yester
day: Highest, 76 degrees; lowest, 64.
The Hon. William Barnes, jr., of Al
bany, is "shocked" to learn that the
election of *- rrpfilflflit Sherman as
temporary chairman of the Republican
convention will be opposed. This
"assault** upon the man "between whom
"and the Presidency of the United
"States there stands but a single life"
Mr. Barnes thinks should fill the state
vrith horror and indijmation. Naturally,
having Involved Mr. Sherman In a fac
tional fijrbt characterized by deception
and treachery, Mr. Barnes is extremely
solicitous about the proper respect that
should be shown to the office of Vice-
But if Mr. Sherman suffers in the
clash that is to come at the convention
he will have only .Messrs. Barnes, Wood
ruff and their allies to thank. It is
they who have put him into his present
unfortunate position, where he must
bear the brunt of the attack which Is
aimed at them. With characteristic
BMBCC they are now Tryinjr to shelter
themselves behind the office he fills.
Every one will regret It If Mr. Sherman
continues to afford them the shelter
which they seek, but the issue tran
scends-the importance of personalities.
Those who aim to end the selfish dom
ination of the Barnes-Woodruff
jrorth group will not spare them if they
Itffle behind the skirts of the Vice
yresidency. The moral character of
Ike party is at stake. The party can
not continue to command the respect of
decent people If It does not free itself
iroai the »-.. of the reactionaries who
now possess its machinery and if it does
mat make perfectly plain its stand for
the things they oppose.
Mr Sherman's position, as Mr. Gris
eon says, is untenable. Mr. Sherman
was elected to his present office by the
vote of the whole Republican party,
ye; he lias permitted himself to become
the representative of a mere faction. He
is placed where he is out of harmony
with the prevailing sentiment of the
party and out of harmony with the
view's of President Taft. who is the head
of the party. Wo hope he will step
■side and let the indignant Republicans
of Clie state have an unimpeded shot at
the men who are hiding behind him. •
The framers of the Kansas Republi
can platform have laid themselves open
to much the same criticism as the fram
ers of the I«wa Republican platform.
Both suites are in the control of in-
and in both the leaders of
that faction have yielded to the tempta
tion to magnify their personal differ
ences with the Taft administration, while
practically subscribing in toto to the
President s policies. Insurgency in Kan-
Fas was fomented by dissatisfaction with
'Tannouism'" meaning the abuse of the
poweta of the Speafeetahip to destroy
free and responsible parry action in the
House of Representatives — and with the
Payne i a riff law as an inadequate and
faulty application of the principle of
protection laid down in the last R«publi
c;m national plarform. "Cannonism" has
been effectively disposed of. There re
i.iains. then, only the grievance of the
Payne tariff law. Hie Kansas Republi
cans refuse to recognise the substantial
advances made in the passage of that act
tow&iti ■ more intelligent anl rational
tariff system. I.'.ke their lowa brethren,
they avoid commending Mr. Taft for ap
proving the tariff of i!Y>O. because, in
spite of its shortcomings, it redeemed
some puny promises and made the way
easier for redeeming others. They cen
sure the President by implication, vet
when they try to frame a tariff pro
gramme of their own they find tßem
selves outlining the party's tariff policy
in exactly the same terms and phrases
in which Mr. Taft has outlined it. Says
the Kansas platform:
\\. pledge anew our loyalty to the Re
publican national platform of 1308, and
binrl ourselves to cany out its declara
tions accepting the policy of protection
a- outlined In our party platform as the
shed policy of the nation, and
bii ding our members of Congress in both
houses to vote steadfastly and without
reference to any other instructions for a
revision of the tariff law of 1909. using
a- i baste for fixing duties the difference
between th^ cost of production at homo
and abroad, with a reasonable profit for
American manufacturers.
It i« hard to Bee anything revolution
ary in that declaration or anything at
variance with the views of the President
and of the great majority of Republican
roters. The Kansas platform makers
farther declare In favor of a revision of
the Payne tariff in the light of more
exact information, which is to be fur
nished by a tariff commission, and ac
tion on the schedules one at a time. Yet
President Taftfs letter to the chairman
of the Republican Congressional Com
mittee, published last Monday, favored
precisely the same procedure. He is en
t rely at one on the tariff issue with the
Kansas Republicans, and they ought to
have had r.o hard feeling simply because
be got his opinions on record before
they got theirs.
Kansas !s usually an up-to-date state.
It prides itself on leading the van of
progress. Its politicians have reaped
g".ory enough blazing the pathway for
others. But they ought not to be un
generous or sulky when they find that
some one else has anticipated their in
ward thoughts and is preparing to ac
compltßh what they have been merely
ruminating upon. They owe President
Taft ac apology for having put forward
Ids thoughts and intentions as their own
without a gracious acknowledgment that
he and they are of one mind upon an
issue which they leave the world to think
has created a dislocation of friendship
i« -tween them.
Dr Mendoza's renunciation of his
candidacy for the office of First Desig
nate cr Vice-President of Panama Is to
be welcomed ens averting at least for
the time an embarrassing conflict of
opinion and as affording opportunity for
a more deliberate consideration of the
questions involved. The two major
•juestions which have been raised in the
case are at once delicate and important
nnd it is desirable and probably neces
sary that they should be authoritatively
settled. The need of considering one of
them, however, will depend upon the
answer which is given to the other and
the way in which that answer Is prac
tically received. These are the circum
stances: President Obaldia died, the
offices of First and Second Designate
were vacant and Dr. Mendoza, who was
Third Designate, succeeded according to
the constitution to the functions of the
Presidential office. Now an election is
to be held by the Legislature for a new
First Designate, who will he Acting
President until the next Presidential
election, and Dr. Mendoza was at lirst
a candidate.
The first question Ls or was that of
E>r. Mendoza's eligibility. That ls a
Ircitimate and important question
which should be settled by jurists and
not by force of arms. It is, moreover, a
question which it is eminently desirable
that the Panamans should settle for
themselves. They are or should be the
best interpreters of their own constitu
tion, and it would be unfortunate for
them and disagreeable fi»r the United
States if this country were compelled
to intervene in such a matter.
The second question pertains to the
interest of the United States in the
ense. Those who deny Dr. Mendoza's
eligibility say that his candidacy would
!.*• unconstitutional, and that an attempt
to elect him or to declare him elected
and to seat him would be. such an in
fraction of the constitution as would
warrant and even demand intervention
by the United States. It Is pointed out
that an article of the Panaman consti
tution provides that "the government
"of the United States of America can
Intervene in any part of che Republic
"of Panama for the purpose of estab
lishing the public peace and eon«titu
"tlonal order In event of the same hav
"\ng been disturbed." Also the treaty
between the two countries provides that
the T" nited States may Intervene in the
cities of Colon and Panama for the
maintenance of public order "in case the
•'liepablic of Panama should not be, In
"ti.-e judgment of the United States,
"able to maintain such order." The
question is whether these provisions
would warrant the United States in con
otrulng the Panama constitution and In
forcibly preventing what it deemed to
b« a violation thereof. It la certain
that the United States does not want
thus to intervene without both the
clearest right and the most convincing
duty or necessity, and it will be a wel
come relief to have Panama herself
obviate the need of practically consider
ing the question by settling the Presi
dential succession in a way which is
constitutional beyond challenge or sus
One gain from all the attention that
has been directed toward conservation
by the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy is
the new stress that is being laid upon
the necessity of developing what has
been conserved. "Conservation." says
Colonel Roosevelt who yields to none as
a conservationist, "conservation means
"development as much as it does protec
tion." Savins of the national resources
does not mean locking them up secure
from use until somt future generation
unlocks them. On the contrary. Colonel
Roosevelt says: "I recognize the right
"and duty of this generation to develop
"and use* the natural resources of our
"land." This is no new view of con
servation, but only a new emphasis. In
the initial stages of the movement stress
naturally fell upon preventing the ex
ploitation for the benefit of the few
of what was left of the resources in the
possession of the public. Now that
these resources are safeguarded, em
pbasis naturally falls upon putting them
to use.
It is plain that the public mind has
been directed to that phase of the prob
lem, and Congress will not long be able
to postpone the passing of suitable laws
under which the valuable properties no
longer subject to private appropriation
may be properly developed. On this
subject of conservation Congress has
sulked. It? sympathy with the policy
vas imperfect, but, as The Tribune
pointed out at the time, by passing a
law lust session authorizing the with
drawal of lands from entry Congress
has assumed responsibility for conserva
tion. Having by that act authorized the
setting of these resources apart and the
making of them no longer susceptible of
development along the lines under which
the rest of the West grew up. it must
point out how it intends they should be
developed. Th" responsibility at last
i* where the power is, and there Is no
room left for sulk?.
. Another scheme is put forward for
avoiding the plain and unmistakable
duty of this country ♦concerning the
wreck of the Maine in the harbor of
Havana. Several responsible contractors,
who have proved their ability by their
achievements, have made plans and pro
posals for raising the wreck Intact and
floating or docking it, in a short time
and at a cost within the limit of the
available funds. We have not heard their
proposals authoritatively condemned or
even denounced as impracticable. But
now we are told that army engineers
favor not raising but sinking the wreck.
They would raise it just enough to per
mit it to be dragged along below the sur
face to deep water in the Gulf of Mex
ico, and would there let it sink to the
It ought to be clearly understood that
any such disposition of the wreck would
be entirely unsatisfactory to the Ameri
can public and to the world and would
cast upon the doers of it an indelible
reproach. This nation wants the Maine
raised, as nearly intact as possible, in
order that its condition may be seen by
all men, in order that all possible light
may !.e thrown upon the origin and
nature of tie catastrophe of 1898, in
order — as we hope and expect — -that the
contentions and reports of our officers
concerning it may be proved correct, but
Id order, above all else and in any con
tingency, that the good faith and moral
courage of the American government and
nation may be vindicated. There could
be no disgrace or dishonor to the United
States or to its navy in the revelation
— if that were to be made— that the ex
plosion had been entirely internal. In a
deliberate and persistent suppression of
the facts, or avoidance of their exposi
tion, there would be a difehonor which
we would not willingly see America
The wreck of the Maine should not be
broken up or sunk, at least until after
it has been brought above the surface of
the water and openly displayed to the
eyes of the world. And it should be thus
raised and displayed at the earliest pos
sible date.
The non- American view of American
affairs is not always of entirely con
vincing accuracy. Burns's desire that
we might "see oursel's as ithers see us"
is laudable, and is realized more often
than some suppose, particularly In in
ternational affairs. It is sometimes ln
<Tructive and sometimes admonitory to
observe the more or less frank exposi
tions of alien views which are fre
quently made; sometimes, also, it is
amusing, but we trust that good nature
will prevent its ever being irritating.
The other day "Le Temps," one of
the most thoughtful and judicious of
Trench newspapers, expressed the opin
ion that in the Pan-American Congress
at Buenos Ayres the United States had
failed to win an important diplomatic
triumph and had not even succeeded in
allaying tie distrust of the Latin-Ameri
can republics, and that was only one of
numerous utterances which have been
made In various places in the last year,
all intimating that the Central and
South American states regard this coun
try with distrust and aversion. The
other day there was a story that Mexico
was about to pay special and unique
honor to an envoy of Dr. Madriz, in
order to show her disapproval of our
attitude toward the titular Presi
dent of Nicaragua, and still later there
was another about Mexico's alleged in
tention of Inviting Dr. Madriz to seek
asylum there as a specially honort-d
The last two stories have been au
thoritatively and unequivocally denied,
and it is evident that there was never
any foundation for them outside of
imagination and perhaps malevolent de
sire. As for the opinion of "Le Temps."
we may bracket against it the facts that
the Pan-American Congress adopted
resolutions of confidence in and grati
tude toward the United States govern
ment that the place of this country In
that gathering was marked with honor,
confidence and Influence in as high a
degree as ever before and that in his
closing address to the congress the Ar
gentine Minister for Foreign Affairs
said: "Let my last word be to send a
"message of gratitude to the great na
"tion which founded these conferences."
Our impression in, therefore, that our
own optimistic vie^- of inter-American
relation*, la really a Uttlo more Accurate
than the views of some of our well
meaning but pessimistically inclined
neighbors, and that North, Central and
South America are quite likely to main
tain and to strengthen the bonds of
friendship and confidence which now so
notably unite them.
President Taft'a letter to Chairman
Grlscom has enabled The Tribune to find
and to speak Its mind without fear of giv
ing offence to the administration.— Buffalo
A false and silly statement. The Trib
une found and spoke Us mind on the
morning: after the meeting of the Re
publican State Committee, when it em
phatically condemned and denounced the
trickery of Messrs. Barnes, Woodruff.
Wadsworth and their assistants. Tt con
tinued the attack the nett day. Thurs
day, August 18, and again on Saturday,
when it urged Mr. Sherman to decline
the place of temporary chairman. Three
days later the President's letter to Mr.
Griscom was made public.
Orleans County appears to be facing
both ways. It will Jump only one of
The husband of a •womaji caught by
the customs officials trying to smuggle
Jewela Into this country, is quoted as
saying: "That ninety-nine out of ever?'
"hundred women bring in little pieces of
"Jewelry as did Mrs. Adiiance is the
"opinion of people in our circle. They
"do not Intend to be smug-glers." Here
is a great chanc© for an amender of our
vocabulary- Cannot some phrase be in
vented by which smugglers who do not
like to be classified as such can t.e
shifted Into a more polite and felicitous
The "new nationalism" Is largely that
of the Presidential messages of 1906 and
Chicago Is perturbed over the "yellow
peril" because some Asiatics of mature
years seek entrance to the public
schools, and there seems to be an im
pression that the city Is bound to grant
such entrance. It Is probably desirable
to provide some educational facilities for
adults, whether alien or native. But we
cannot see why the adult alien should
have privileges superior to those of the
native. We do not let American citizens
of more than the prescribed school age
attend public schools along with chil
dren of tender years, and we can see no
reason why an exception to the rule
should be made in favor of aliens of any
race or color.
Assemblyman Greenwood, who went to
the Legislature avowing his support of
direct primaries, but voted against them,
says he has had enough of Albany. The
Wayne County voters have had enough
of Mr. Greenwood also.
New York is a big town, lives mostly
In the present and forgets the past
quickly. Only a few years ago the run
ning of the Futurity race was a popu
lar and freely advertised Incident of the
sporting season. Yesterday the race was
run at Saratoga Springs, and probably
only a few thousand New Yorkers took
the least notice of it. so completely had
it passed out of the scheme of local con
cerns and amusements.
The "Xovoe Vremya's" bitter criticism
of Japan's "shameless hypocrisy" in an
nexing Corea v.ould ring a little more
true and be more convincing if the
memory of Russia's breach of faith with
Finland were not co freah in mind.
The Republican candidates for Con
gress in lowa, Insurgents and regulars,
have got together on the platform that
party primary contests ought not to be
fought over again at the election. That
is sensible doctrine. The primary offers
a fair test of majority sentiment, and
that sentiment, once definitely expressed,
ought to be binding on all those who
took part in the primary.
"The Springfield Union" pokes fun at
Schenectady, and says that "if a city with
a najne like that can increase 130 per cent
In population In ten years there ought to
be some hope for such places as Tuba Dam
and Possum Trtrt." Possibly, up in Spring
field, they do not get the full beauty of the
word. Maybe they pronounce it after the
pattern of a certain famous college presi
dent, of foreign birth, who called it. "Shen
eck-toddy," with the accent on thp first
Onoe the eong of the sea. was a song nf
With a chorus phort but fine;
It rippled away like the foaming spray.
With a savory tinge of brine.
They sang of the pail and the dancing gale,
Arid, that every one might know
The right refrain, they would sing again,
"To ho, my lads, yo ho!"
But the song of the sea that assumes to be
Correct In a modern form
Will tell of a bunk in a stateroom shrunk.
Where you toss with an inward Ftorm.
Your friends so dear are not waiting near;
At the landing, in a row.
Are the customs clerks. And *aoh one re
"You owe, my ladn, you owe!"
-Washington Star.
Nebraska may go the anti-germ en
thusiasts one better and decree against the
common drinking trough for horses. "The
State Journal," of Lincoln, favors its ban
ishment on the ground that the dreaded
dl6ease glanders is being communicated by
the public fountains. "Individual drinking
cups for horses are the coming sanitary
regulation," says "The Journal." "The
drinking fountains are to be abolished and
every teamster obliged to carry an Individ
ual dish for his horse."
"So Pinps enjoyed his vacation?"
"Yes. There waa a man staying at the
same hotel who couldn't hold a candle to
Pipps In an argument."— Birmingham Age-
Chicago's "Pit" Is not to have a new
$5.0X>,000 skyscraper home, projected several
months ago, yet awhile. Members of the
Board of Trade have voted down the propo
sition. 545 to 141, and 'he officers axe much
downcast. A majority of the members,
however, are to be confident that a
plan for securing a new building will be
formed and adopted. The vote repudiated
th« plan of leasing the land owned by
the board to an outside syndic-ate and then
giving the- builders a bond with the lea.se,
by which means the t=k> scraper suggested
whs to be erected.
Bystander— But I don't see you question-
Ing the , umpire's decisions. Isn't that
rather unusual?
Chimmle— When de umpire owns de
only bat. bail, glove and mask In de neigh
borhood — Puck.
There Is enough gold floating in the sea
to make everybody rich. This information
is the result of an analysis of ocean water
recently finished by Alphonse Berget, of
Paris, a professor in the oceanographio In
stitute. He has confided his discovery to
the Paris correspondent of "The Chicago
Daily News," who makes haste to spread
the glad news. "The analysis revealed
about fifty milligrams (.77 grain) of gold
In each ton of sea water," explains the
professor. "That seems little enough, but
considering that It takes a line of figures
a column wide to give the total number
of tons of water In the ocean it is easy
to see that an Immense amount of gold in
held la solution. It each of tat i,u»»<wyjuo
Inhabitants of the world nad h!s share it
would equal $24,000,000 apiece."
Angler (new recruit to the gentle art who
la "flogging" the stream)-' Not Bplash_BO
much? Why, bless you. if I don t at "™£
their attention how are the fish to tow
the beastly thing's there at all?— Punch.
Mr. Francis Arthur Jones Defends the
Stamp Plan.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: My attention has been called to a
letter from Mr. Rrvlng Winslow re the
Charles Dickens testimonial in this morn
ing's Tribune. I think Mr. Wlnslow has
taken an erroneous view of the proposed
plaT for celebrating the great writer's hun
dredth birthday. There is nothing of a
"charitable" nature In it and. so far as I
am aware, no member of the Dickens fam
ily has written objecting to the suggestion,
which has the warm support of such men
as'Chlef Justice Lord Alverstone. Sir Ray
Lankester. Sir Lawren.-e Alma-Tadema,
Mr. Walter Crane. Mr. W. W. Jacobs. Mr.
Percy Fitzgerald, Mr. Gilbert K. Chester
ton. Mr. Hugh Thompson ***& many others.
The objection made by some members of
the Dickens family In the past was to a
suggestion far different to the present one.
The two-cent stamp which admirers of the
novelist will be asked to buy and affix in
any volume of Dickens which they may
possess can in no sense be regarded as
n "charitable act." but rather as a willing
tribute from the hundreds of thousands of
people who wish to show their apprecia
tion of Dickens In a simple yet practical
■way. In Itself the Dickens stamp will be a
work of art— yet unobtrusive, small, simple,
and of a tint to suit the character or
As announcer] by the originator of the
Idea In the September "Strand." the stamp
—If all goes well— will be on sale all
over the world during the year 1911, and
then on the 100 th birthday of th« crea
tor of Pickwick and Weller. Tiny Tim
end Little Nell, the Dickens Fellowship
WOT be enabled to hand the total sum to
the representatives of the Dickens family
to make use of it as they wish. This Is a
very different proposition to that which
was made some years ago, and to which
Mr. Wlnslow refers. There is no sugges
tion made or inferred that any descendant
of Dickens Is In actual want or dependent
upon public subscription, and it Is there
fore not proposed to stipulate in any way
how the money arising from the sale of
the stamps Is to be used after it has been
distributed. Should any members of the
Dickens family object to devote the of
fering made In memory of their Illustrious
relative to his or her own personal use,
then there 1s nothing in this "Charles
Dickens Testimonial" to prevent their
spending it In some other way more In
line with their particular ideals. The
Dlckena stamp will be well worth the
money paid for it. and this again dispels
any idea that the public is being asked
to gi\ r e and receive nothing in return.
They will get full value for their money
and the additional satisfaction of know
ing that the object is one which ap
peals directly to the sentiments. T should
be glad to see a controversy in your pa
per relative to this subject, which is of
infinite Interest »o the millions who re
gard Dickens not aa a deceased writer,
but rather as a living personal friend.
Editor Strand Magazine.
New York. Aug. 31, 1910.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The editorial In to-da.-'s Tribune
on "Fifth Avenue" brings Indescribable
heartaches to many, remiw ■: ng one of the
girl at the play who was 5-obbing, when
her companion said to her: "How ailly
to feel so sorry! Don't you understand
that it is f<nly being acted, and not real?"
"Leave me alone, " was the reply.
"Don't you see that T am having a good
And so with the "Fifth Avenue" edi
torial. We may be "gaining ... a
magnificent equivalent," but It is
not the old avenue, so full of tradition,
and only understood by old "Sevr Yorkers.
New Tork, Aug. 80. 1910 G B. W
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: As a reaxier of Tlie Tribune and as
one of the host of members of the Repub
lican party in this state -who favor the
efforts of Governor Hughes to bring about
a reform In political methods. I feel im
pelled to express my pleasure at your atti
tude toward the measures proposed by the
Governor and your consistent support of
that official throughout his admtnlstratlon-
Whlle some of the measures proposed by
Governor Hughes have found a place on
the statute hooke, the one which many
deem the most important of all— l. ». di
rect nominations— ha? so far failed of en
actment. For this failure the bosses and
their obedient henchmen are, of rourae,
alone responsible. But. Judging from th©
sljsms of the times, the day of the boss is
passing away, and the supremacy of the
people themselves will inevitably be estab
lished, and the indisputable right of the
voter to name the candidate for whom his
ballot may be cast ehall be secured to him.
Then shall the self-seeking bosses, who ao
long have enjoyed their arrogated power,
be supplanted by their bosses — the people^ —
and righteousness in politics shall prevail.
Middtetown, N. V.. Aug. 30, 19l».
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Tt la a common trait of humanity
to ignore and minimize men and accom
plishments of their time. Mr. Roose
velt's critics now dub him a pretender and
interloper. Why should politicians as
t-ume that his labors are selfish and not
In any event his influence is along great
and ennobling lines, and if he can regen
erate politics by his body blows no man
or party should call 'Halt:"' If he can
inculcate the Ten Commandments, by air
pressure, into the business morals of the
age, let it be done!
What nobler field is op«'n for the exu
beration of animal life of our distin
guished ex-President than to don the
armor and lance for hotter political and
commercial morals'.' It can truly bo said
of him: "He is the littl<- man who has
made a great light for great Uiingß."
Brookline, Mass., Aug. 29. 1910.
From The Chicago Record-Herald.
There are nearly one hundred million
people In this country. Owing to the fact
that a good many of them are women and
young children, It Is probable that not
more than thirty-three million are bother
ing much as to whether "Ty" Cobb or
"Honus" Wagner will have the higher bat
ting average this season.
Prom The Tacoma Ledger.
San FYanclaco and California will set a
pace in the contest Tor the honor of enter
taining the Panama Canal opening expo
sition that New Orleans and I Louisiana will
have difficulty in maintaining, dan Fran
cisco busineaa men have pledged $7,600,000.
San Francisco will raise $5,0u0,0u0 by a bond
issue and the State of California plans to
raise $5,000,000 by taxation. California al
ways did do things on a generous scale.
From The Philadelphia Ledger.
A New York woman is buid to have been
robbed of 115,000 worth of Jewels while trav
elling in Switzerland. Probably the amount
Will prove to be lens. There la no i ii— _
however, for anybody touring Europe to
take along an amount of Jewelry approxi
mating this mini In value. One who does no
need not expect the loss of it to arouse any
active sympathy, although, of course, there
remains the official duty of apprehending
th. tutor* it po-lbl* T_^ W • n^^»-
I Teoole and Social Incidenitl
Lawrence I* Glllespie. whose marriage to
Miss Irene Sherman, daughter •«*'••£
Mrs. William Watts Sherman, take* place
at Newport on September 8. gave his far^
well bachelor dinner last night at the
Union Club. Among his guests were .Rob
ert McM. Gilleepie, William Rh^ *
Stewart. Jr.. J. Laurena Van Alen. Harry
T. Peters. John W. Prentlss. J. Btewart
Barney and W. Forbes Morgan. Jr.
Mrs. Joseph Stickney is due to arrive In
New York f*wn England this evening on
board the LuVfeanla.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Coster, who spent
August at Newport, will return to town
Miss Susan Elliott Tomklns, whose en
gagement to Henry lAoyA Aaplnwall. son
i of th© Rev. John A. Asplnwall. of Dupont
! Circle. Washington, was recently an
j nounced. Is a daughter of th© late Rev.
I Elliott D. Tomklns and a niece of the Rev.
I Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Tomklna. The
I Rex-. Dr. Floyd Tomklns Is rector of Holy
! Trinity Church, Philadelphia. Owlna; to
the recent death of Miss Tomkina'a mother
j the wedding will be very small and quiet.
Mr. and Mrs. L«wls Spencer Morris will
j return to Tuxedo from th© Whit© Moun
tains within the next ftw days
Mrs. E. R. Thomas." who spent a few days
at the Plaza this week, left town yesterday
for the Adlrondacks.
Mr. and 'Mrs. Henry Fletcher Godfrey ar
j rived in town yesterday from their country
| place at Westbury. Long Island, and are
| at the Plaza.
Mrs. John C. King left the city yesterday
for Bar Harbor. She was at th© St. Regis
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur Morris,
who went abroad early last month, are
' booked to sail from England for New York
| to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Pell will leave
j Newport to-day and return to Tuxedo for
the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Fargo, with their
daughter, Mrs. Nathaniel F. Moore, and
William P. Fargo, have gone to Magnolia,
Mass.. in their automobile, in which they
made a trip through the White Mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer. Jr.,
! will rtturn from Newport to-day and go to J
their country place at Mahwah, N. J., for j
the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dana Wlnslow and
Miss Margaret Wlnslow sailed for Europe
yesterday to spend several weeks abroad.
The Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Shlpman will
return to New York next weei from the '
Thousand Islands, where they have been
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edson Bradley. '
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P.' Delafleld have
arrived in the city from Lenox.
[By Telegraph to the Trlbuna.]
Lenox. Aug. 81— Mr and Mrs. Harris
Fahneutock have sent out three hundred !
invitations for a garden party and tea at j
Bel Air on Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos De Heredla gave a j
dinner to-night at Wheatlelgh.
Among those who will entertain to-mor- '
row evening at dinner are Mr. and Mrs. S.
Pin h men Shaw.
Motoring from Mlllbrook for luncheon ,
with Mrs. James R. Jesup and Mrs. C. A. \
Lamont in the Curtis Hotel to-day were
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harkness Flagler.
• Miss Katherlne Bullard has arrived at
the Curtis Hotel. Others arriving there In
clude Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Leavitt,
Mrs. Samuel Shaw. Mrs. Samuel Shaw, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Mclntosh and Mr j
and Mrs. William F. Stafford, of New York
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Godwin and Miss
F. B. Godwin arrived to-day st the Curtis
Hotel from Roslyn. Long Island, to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Mary O'Sulllvan. a j
relative, who died In Plttsfleld.
Mr. and Mrs William Fanning and Mr
and Mrs. G. W. Fanning returned to town
to-day after several weeks at the Curtis
The Berkshire Hunt ill give a hunt ball j
U. 8. Representatives to Centenary on
Way to Capital.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Aug. SL— The commission
appointed to represent the United States
at the centenary of Mexican independ
ence left Washington this afternoon for
Mexico City in three special cars. The
party included Representative David J.
Foster, of Vermont, chairman of the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs and
chairman of the commission, and Mrs.
Foster: Senator Tiee S. Overman, of North
Carolina, and daughter. Mrs. Edwin C.
Gregory; Senator Ooe I. Crawford, of
South Dakota, and Mrs. Crawford; Rep
resentative James L. Slayden. of Texas,
and Mrs. Slayden; Representative George
W. Fairchild. .of New York, and Mrs.
Fairchild; General Harrison Gray Otis, of
California, and granddaughter. Miss Mar
ion McPherson; Justice James W. Gerard,
of New York, and Mrs. Gerard; Colonel
Charles A. Rook, of Pennsylvania, and
Mrs. Rook: former Governor Curtis Guild.
jr., of Massachusetts, who goes as the
persona] representative of President Taft.
and Robert J. Shanley. of Vermont, dis
bursing officer. -
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. Aug. 31.— Mirza AH Kull
Khan, the newly appointed charge d'af
faires of Persia, presented his credentials
to Huntington Wilson. Assistant Secretary
of State. . to-day. In the course of hie for
mal speech he said that as an evidence of
the regard held for American institutions
by his countrymen, three youths of the
nobility are to be educated in this country.
The three ' noblemen accompanied him
They are Mohammed Khan, fourteen years
old; Muzaffer-El-Sln Khan, fifteen years
old. and Selfed Din Kahn. ten years old.
They will be tutored in Washington this
winter and next year they will be sent to
one of the Eastern colleges.
Miss Christine Nielsen, who appeared as
Peep-Bo in the revival of "The Mikado"
at the Casino Theatre last spring, sur
prised bet friends on Broadway yesterday
by announcing her marriage to Joseph
I.*? filer, a real estate dealer and sportsman.
In Saratoga on July 14. Miss Nielsen does
not intend, however, to give up the stage.
.She will sins with Frank Daniels this sea
son In '"The Belle of Brittany," opening at
New Britain, Conn., to-night
[By Telegraph to The Trttvur.e. ]
Indianapolis, Aug. Sl.— Harold Whiting
Slauson and Miss Helen Ford were mar
ried at the home of the bride's parents
here to-day by the Rev. Dr. Charles
Little, moderator of the General Assem
bly of th© Presbyterian Church of the
United States, who married the brtde's
parents thirty years ago. The bridegroom,
who is a native of Mlddletown. N. V., is
associate manager of th« Technical Press
Bureau, New York, and a magazine writer.
He was graduated from Cornell Unlvertilty
In ISO*>. Dr. James H. Ford, the bride's
father,*; in head of the surgical depart
ment of Indiana . State University. Mr.
and Mrs. Slauaon will make their homo
#t looker*, T. ~ .
on Friday night, s?pt<«mDer »• mi * i -«-r r
will probably b* held In on« of the ! *W*
country places. The committee consists!**
Newbold Morris, Olraud Foster and Fred
erick Schenck.
Dr. Charles Me Burney. wlw has been
deep sea fishing for several weeks off" Bu*.
sard's Bay. has returned to Cherry Farm.
i In StockbrldKe.
Miss Elizabeth Osgood gave a bridge '
I party at the Curtis Hotel to-night.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Smith, who have been
at the Curtis Hotel for the season, »m
start to-morrow for Saratoga Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bnckton. Miss Rachel
j F. Ollmore. Mrs. Anna F. Hilton and Mr.
and Mrs. Henry C- Cone arrived to-day at
the Hotel Wendell. In Plttsfleld.
Mr. and Mrs J- Trimble and the Miami j
| Trimble are at the Oreenock Inn. to L^e.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Walker will arrt»«|
to-morrow to open the Asptnwall vlUa to*
I the fall. ' . i
Mrs. E. R. Greenwood, of !s«rw Tar*. ■»
at Heaton Hall. In Stockbrldf*.
Thatcher M Adama has *on» to Bar
j Harbor. '-
Miss Marlon Burbank and Z. M. Cams*.
have arranged a tennis umrnatnant. be.
ginning on September 9. at th« 00-arrS*
Club. In Plttsfleld.
Arthur G. Sedgwlck, who had bean a*
Newport, has returned to Btockbrldg«.
Mrs. Schuyler N. Warren has »one t»
New York for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. J«rgeo»«a and Mr*
Frank K. Logan, who hay* been at -i»
Hotel Asplnwall for the summer. have re.
turned to :Tew York.
[By Telegraph to The frlt«n*.]
Newport, Aug. 31. — Newport la -to have -
a chance to see Cardinal Vlncenzo Vane*.
tellL who Is to attend the. EuchartatW
I Congress In Montreal. After th« oongreaa
Cardinal Vannutelll Is to visit Newport,
and will be the guest of Miss Annie Learv
at her summer home.
Registered at the Casino to-day w«a ,
Mrs. M. C. Burrows and Mrs. C I* A, j
' Heaver, of Providence; Miss Harriett K.
Campbell, of Brooklyn; Lewis Cass Led
yard, Jr.. E. A. Crowninshleid, of New j
; York; James Arthur and R. G. Russell, j
|of Scotland, grueats of George Gordon :
■ King; Mr. and Mrs. William Mason, «f i
! Brooklyn; Miss H. Brown, of Denver. an&
Miss Barr. of Boston, a guest of Mrs. J. J.
Mason. * 4?
Loriliard Spencer gave a stag luncheon
at the Casino grill rooms this afternoon;
Mrs. Bayard Thayer gave z farewell
luncheon at her summer home, and Mrs.
James P. Kernochan gave a luncheon la
honor of Mrs. Herbert C. Pell, who will
depart for Tuxedo to-morrow.
Mrs. George Peabody Wetmore. Mr*
Oliver Gould Jennings and Mrs. R. L. .
Beeckman were dinner entertainers this
evening. •
• Mrs. Castleman. wife of Lieutenant
Kenneth Castleman. U. 3. N.. la 111 with
Favorable reports were received froai
Reginald C. VanderbUt. Mrs. Pembroiu
Jones. Mrs. Craig Blddle and Mrs. Paul A.
Andrews to-day
Ex-Commodore and Mr.i. Elbrldge T.
Gerry and the Misses Gerry closed their
season to-day and departed for New York.-
They will sail for Europe next week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon Douglas hay»
returned to New York. . - ;:
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Reveal hove planned
to go to Ireland after they close •-••- •
season. Mr. Rsyns.l returned from NeT
York to-day
Captain Cameron McR. Wlnsiow has _»• '■(
turned to New Yofk. Captain and Mr.» ■
Wlnslow will close their season r.tx- - »•->
Mr. and Mrs Herbert M. Harrlrnan -a-» j
returned from Saratoga Springs, whers
they have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. R.
T. Wilson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Van Rensselaer
are guests of Rear Admiral and Mrs. ..:
French E. Chad wick. ■ -.-»:-
Mr. and Mrs. F. Ixrthrop Ames win givr>.
a dinner dance at the Newport Golf Club
on Saturday evening.
Bayard Thayer departed for Lancaster.
Mass.. to-day.
Mrs. G. C. Burrows and L Bogert. cf
Providence, are guests of Mrs. Marsden J.
John V Rockefeller. Jr.. will charter
the steam yacht O-we-ra. which his father
in-law, Senator Nelson W. Aldrfch. Is now
Mr. and Mrs. William Rogers Morgan
and the Misses Morgan hare returned her;
from Europe.
Russian Emperor Stouter— Sol
diers on Duty at Frieda erg.
Frledberg, Iles?^ Aug. SL— Emperor Nich
olas and Empress Alexandra, who arrived
here yesterday, appeared in excellent h*»aJt!i
to-day. The Empress surprised those who
saw bar, for though aha has ion? been
described as being- In 111 health, and c«s»
here to take the curative water?, her
cheeks are full and have much cole* '"
majesty, talks with animation.
The Emperor appears to be srpTvin?
stouter. He strolled around -■- cast!*
grounds to-day, wearing a sack suit of
tweed and a derby hat, with his han«l3
thrust Into his trousers pockets. While tfti
police precautions are strict, they are not
overdone, and one thousand townspeople
were admitted to the railway ?tarin n when
the imperial party arrived. One hundred
und ninety-two soldi - arc on _ ■■> duty
at the castle and thirty-four sentries ar»
posted in •'■ neighborhood. Many Rw
s=ians who have been srayi • in V-r:' '!■■>
have left the place because they were an
noyed by th- ,'■-..- the Russian
police. All arrivals at trie report are com
pelled to submit to an examination of their
"The castle is crowded. Its 140 rootas MBS
hardly sufficient to accommodate th-i royal
visitors and their suites.
Southampton. England. Aug. $1- Senator
Ellhu Root, who headed the Americas
counsel In the Newfoundland fisheries dis
pute Man The Bag Arbitration Tri
bunal, and Mrs Root sailed tot Ne*
York to-day on the Kaiser Wtlhelm <** r
Gross*. The North Gen i Lloyd liner
left here at II »•• o'clock this morning; t«*°
minutes after the IVutschland. »t tS»
Hamburg-American tine, had sailed.
Although New York owes JSSftOCO.OW. her
citizens art- putting 'ii< $lCO.ooi>.ooo worth «'
new buildings » year. so th<- poorhoo-*
need not be feared.— Syracuse Journal.
All reports from Ne>v York wholes*-*
markets agree that the-e are mure l:uy<rt
than last year, this being the usual M isM
for representatives ■■: various stores in <iit~
ferent parts >>' the country to visit tft»
metropolis to purchase goods. These buy
ers report conditions "back home" very.
satisfactory. — Providence New 5.
Philadelphia looks upon Hi*. compleuoc
of the bis Pennsylvania station In N*l*
York City as a magntrtcent local improve
ment. it baa baaa made by thr great coru
■an bearing the name of tnts state ac»l
having Its headquarters in this city, aa"
will •»• of Inestimable l<eneflt and con
venience to PhiUtiielphians atul IVnnsyi
vanlans on their frequent visits to th*
metropolis.— Philadelphia l*ress.
The Board of Magistrates of New ler*
art* exciting criticism hy declaring tor
secret meetings. Tho secret session or pub-
Me boards ts a policy which naturally ox
cites suspicion and which the pressure ot
public opinion will finally force to the wall-
That what they do 1.-* none of tho public*
business Is not the stand to ba taken V
the public's employes. -Baltimore Ameri
The Commissioner of Weights and M<?a»*
ores in New York dM •■<•" amorist an*
difficulty tit finding plenty of scales, but
he found very few that were honest. No*,
we understand, a pound is a pound, even
In New York. For thai Mayor Gaynor I*
to be thanked. It t» easy foe one- to ImJUT
tne the amount of fraudulent gain arising
from a shortage of an ounce to the pound
in almost every weight salt* in a city of tV-*
size- of New York. Tht> consumer, oC
course, paid the bill. -Charleston News *&•*
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