11 JULY 1908, Page 1


THE Democratic Party's Convention has been sitting at Denver throughout the week. Though news of the nomination has not reached London as we write, there seems little doubt that Mr. Bryan will be chosen as the Presidential candidate. It also seems likely that one of the chief planks in the party platform will be "Tariff for revenue only." During Thursday's sitting of the Convention a sensation was created by Captain Hobson, who obtained leave to speak upon the need of a larger Navy. "War will come," declared Captain Hobson, "before the end of the next Administration." To this remark, which was greeted with hoots and yells, he added : "Yes, I believe that in the circumstances I am warranted in telling you that in my presence a few weeks ago Mr. Roosevelt said that there exists the greatest probability of war with Japan."