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NEW-YORK? THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 19, l8Bft.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CEINTS.
ATLANTA'S BIG ???? OPENED
THE NE W SO CTIPS FESTA I DA Y
PRESIDENT G?.F. VK t. AND SETS THF.
WHEELS IM MOTION.
AJ? AI'?TKTOI*S BIRTHDAY FOR THE GRFAT EN?
TERPRISE- INPISTRlAl, SOCIAL AND COM?
MERCIAL DF.VKUH*MKNT OF THF NRW
?-OITH RICHLY ILLl'STRATED-THE
tar adi: AND THE ???? ? ?
t??e AIPITORHM-A COIe
THE FEATCRE OF
[ST TKI.EORAPH TO ??? TRIBUNE.]
Atlanta. G.t-, Sept. 18? With the booming of
cannon, the blowing of whistles, the noise of
revolving machinery, the playing of inspiring
music by numerous bands, and the applause of
IlllOasnila of friends and well-wish? rs. the Cu?
l?n States and International Exposition was
, at a late hour this afternoon by President
Cleveland, wh? sent a mopsage of congratulation.
This Jubilee of Industrial progress nnd develop
Bient in the South, for such the Exposition ls.
could not have had a more auspicious birthday.
It is true that the weather was exceedingly
warm for Atlanta. though not as warm a? it has
recently he, ? In New-York, and the work is by
r.o means completed on trany of the buildings.
But the FxiMosiiion to-day is further advanced
than was the Chicago World's Fair on its open?
ing day, and the skilled Intelligence that has
brought the great project to such a triumphant
conclusion will finish what is yet to be done in
a abort time. Already, indeed, two-thirds of the
exhibits are either in place or are being installed,
and when the exp.cted stream of Northern
visitors becins to pour int? Atlanta, about two
or three we^ks troni now, they will see an Kx
I'-'Sltion that is. in th?? opinion of many good
Judges hero, second onlj to the Chicas*?. World's
Fair among all the Expositions which has- bean
held in ihls c >untry When It Is remembered
that Atlanta has a population of only a little
??.???r 100,000, about 40 per cent of whom are
rregrnes. and that th' burden of creating, dlre^t
l?g and sustaining this great enterprise has
fallen on the shoulders of a few ?,f Its citizens,
th'? marvel of this ?Exposition begins to be fully
appreciated. Of course the buildings could not
be compare,! with th"?-?-? of the Chicago fair. In
eizt, or ln the number <?f exhibits
THE CTTTB MARVELLOU1 ENTERPRISE
The Allant l Exposition Is n.'t and does not pre?
tend to be a world's fair. Hut it la one of th?? great
fairs ? f the world, and Atlanta Is the only ?'?ty of
l!.?- Bias ln the world Whlcb has aver att?mp!ed to
carry out such n tremendous project That fact I
el .ne gives to Atlanta a unique pre-eminence
among the cities of the country. A few years
was only fi stracBMng town. Latterly it
I me to be we _tnlxed as an Important grow?
ing city. Now, bowever, tt asks the world to con?
template It as a leader In the Industrial develop?
ment ?rf the South, an?i the world, which is always
glad to recognize the gift .?f leadership, will not
fce sl->w to award to Atlanta the recognition it so
BOOK?? T WASHINGTON,
riohly deserves. It has bei ? called the Chicago of
the ?South, and its dtlaenu are known as the Van?
k'e? of the ?South. The aptness of both these
titles must have occurred to every ??ne to-day wh ,
Witnessed the opening exercises of the Exposition,
Which, In fact, though not In name, Is the Atlanta
THK NKW Sol.'Tll ??G?G???)
The day was .1 sp?- ta? ular and dramatic picture
Cf the New South In Its industrial, social and com
: lai de\?-lopmenl The term New S..iith was
?nade famous by the late Henry W, Gmdy, of this
city, and wben tiie spleadM ivi?4 and military
parade Hied bj hN statue la Marietta-it nonne
eotild belp wishing that le were allv.? t?> See his
prophesy and bope so completely fulfilled But,
th<?UKh he is dead, he sp".aks to bis f.-lb.w-cUizen*
of Atlanta and the whole country in ihls foeiawed
festival of the Industrial Bouth In arts, in manu?
facture? and In a bett-r. nobler and trtier ?-?.mpre
bens? .11 of the beat social ideals Of the age the
Sf.'ith to-day stands with the rest of the country
and wel???,mes the .-Itlzens of the Kast and the
West a? brothers Of OBS great .Nation and workers
' iSjether la the ???.,?? t.? promote that Nation'?
welfare and glory.
ATLANTA CULLI OCT A HOLIDAY
The day was a holiday for the good peonia of
Atlanta, men. women and children. Nearly every
Place of business was closed In the afternoon, and
at an early hour ?n the morning the streets be?
gan to fill up with elllzens and visitors ?Stream?
ers of bunting decorated the houses, and for
hours thousand? of sightseers stood patiently in
the hot sun to cat'-h a glimpse of the great spec?
tacle. It was a typical American crowd In its good
humor, itti self-restraint and its respe?! for the
law Hut the presence of so many negroes gave
to the gathering a touch of local ?S.iuthern color,
which larg.ly enhanced its Interest In the eye?
cf the Northern vlsitoi?. These negroee appeared
to be pi'.sp.-r ?us, and they wero certainly happy.
On? needed only to look at them to receive from
them nn empie smile of friendship and goodwill
that would soften the heart of the veriest miian
thrope. There may be a negro problem; doubtless
there Is. but It does not appear to trouble the ne?
groes themselves. As a matter of fact, here In
Atlanta they have ample opportunity to educati?
themselves and sav?? money, an 1 many of them
are making a Rood use of thes?? opportunities.
The parade was delayed In many ways, as su.'h
parades always are The oratorical esercisca
were too long, as Indeed they always are The
Exposition which opejie without a flood of oratory
will achieve distinction. But perhaps the w.nl 1 is
not vet ready for it. There was one compensation
for the oratory of the Atlanta Exposition, how?
ever; most of It was good, and the eddrosa of
Hooker T. Washington, **???<t????nd*'nt of the
Tuskegeo Institute, was well worth listening a
whole afternoon to hear.
A HKAfTIFFL KBIfJ PR.ESF.NTKI>
When the pi. at gates of t ie Exposition grounds
were thrown open for the visitors, preceded l,y
Victor Herbert's Hand, which has taken the town
by storni, a beautiful sight met the eye. ?? ?
sihgle glance one was able to take In the whole
group of buildings lying in the valle.?,? of Pledmonl
Park, with the artificial lake among them, and
bits of lovely greensward, with evergreen trees,
seen here and there. The buildings are of good
size and slghtiy to the eye. Th?? grounds ar?? ? t
yet finished, but every one was ready to make al
A GENERAL VIEW,
lowanee for the fa t. Little attempt was made to
day to vi?-w the exhibits, for there was no time to
EX ???.??.*", IN THI*: AfDITORIFM
Thos** who wre fortunate enough to get into
the Auditorium at once filled that building and
cot ready to listen to the addresses. The build?
CHAULES A COLLIER,
Ing seats about 3,'K?ri pe .pie. and was filled with
an sudlence the lik?? ot whi.-h has seldom been
aeen In the s .nth. Distinguished men end
women from every walk ii, life from the North,
South and East wet ? then?. Old "rebe" were
there, but "Tebe" no longer, sitting side by side
with old (?. A. R. in n. and perhaps swapping
experiences with ihem Victor Herbert's bend
almost carried the andiene?, uff Us f.?? t w h? ? It
played a medley, firm giving the "Red, White
SOd nine." .ind then "Dixie," ending up finally
with "Yankee Doodle." There w?*re rebel yells
then ln plenty, but. like tha medley, Ihey soon
losi themselves In loyal American shouts. In?
deed, when one beers the old fellows talking
who us.?.I to "fight agin' the Yanks." it i
t?? believe that they hav? not been crest? ? snew,
si Indeed they hav??. On th?? plstform sei the
directors of th?? Exposition, with p-*?-*sldenl
Collier ln the place af honor, Mrs. Joseph Thomp?
son, president of ihe Woman's Boerd, snd other
women distinguished visitors and ?nests of the
Exposition and?wonder of wonderel Booker T.
Weehington, a negro. Th?? opening prayer ol
Hlshop Nils?.? In his epleoopsl robes wsa Sm -
preselve. The address of President Collier was
exceedingly happy. Th?? address in behalf nf the
women by Mrs. Joseph Thompson was gra< loua
?ind chsrming, like herself .Judge Bmory Speer'a
oration was fin- nnd scholarly, s ever) me
knew It would be.
MR WASHINGTON'S NOTABLE SPEECH,
Hut whin all that Is sala, it still remain
that the speech of the day was th tt of Mi Wash?
ington. Kven before he sp..k>- he had the good
Will of the audience, whl? h received him with
hearty applause; but before he ended he had
fairly taken the house off 1rs feet Wht ? b<
a good point, and his a.Mr.-ss was foil ? f food
points, he was cr.-eted with thunders of applause,
and When be finished It was l'eli by cv.-rv one who
lisi? ned to Mm, 8 .iithern as well as Yank???, thai
the appearanc* of such a man on auch an occasion
ami in such a presence marked an epoch in th??
history of the South. In giving a place to Mr,
Washington on th?* opening program ne,
as in doing so much to mak<- the negro . \hi? ,1 i
the Exposition the succss it Is. the lit Ptora of
the Atlanta Exposition have taken m iinirieii*??
step foremrd in th?? pesceful ami nstursl s ?luti ?
i.f th.? race Question. Mr ?Vsshlngton'a a Idrera
was in part as follows;
Qeatleaen or* tin Exposition: As are preeeni ?
you our humble effort at an exhibition ot our proa
r.*.s. yon inns?, not expect ovrnuich; stanili* ihlrt)
years ago with (he ownership her?? ani then
few ?iiiiits ami pumpkins end chi ??? teatri
from miscellaneous source?), remember thsl the peth
srhlch Im? led us from th????? lo Hi?' invent,
production of sgriculturel Implements, bui
?.?am engtnea, newspapers, i.ka statuary, ? .c
paintings ami th?? management of drui
banks has n.a been trodden without contad with
tii?.in* end thistle?. Whl)?? we tak- lui
what Ae exhibit a? a result "f our Independent ??
fort?, ?r do not for a moment forget that oui
m tii.s exhibition would fall fsr abort of mir ? \;
?? but for the oonstanl help 'h;it ha*- ...in? t..
.. u educational llf?? ? .t ?>y!y p ? " the Southern
Hta'e?. hin ??pectBiiv from Northern Philanthropien
who hav.? m.?.1?? theli k'.m*? ?? eonetani ? tree m of
Diessini and encouragement. The srlseel among my
race understand that the agitatimi of questiona of
socldl eipmlilv I? th?? extremes! folly, an.i that I?r.??;
re*?? In th?? enjoyment of nil the privilege* thai will
??. ?..? to us must i.e the result of aevere end ron?
Bt!j.nt striigg'e. rather than of artificial forcing No
race tha? has anything to .?r.ntrihute to the market?
of the world la Ion?? In any degree ostracised. It l?
rl?ht and Importent that all privlleg? ? of th?? la?
be otirF, hat It Ib vastly more Important that are be
prepared for the exercise .f these privilege! The
opportunity to ?*arn s dollar in .1 factory in*?; now
Is worth Infinitely more than th?? Opportunity to
spend a dollar In an opera n.iu.-.
In conclusion, ma*. I repeat Mint nothing in thirty
year? has given ns mure hope and encouragement,
and nothing ha? drawn us no near to ? iu ol the
white race, ss the opportunity offer? d b) this Expoal?
tlon; and here bending, .1- ll were, oeef the altar
that represan ts the results of the struggle? of your
race and mine, both starling practically empt)
handed three decades ago, I pledge that In ?our
effort to work out the gre.it and Intricai? problem
?Alilil, ???! bas laid at the door? of the South you
shall have at all tlm.s the patient, -win
help of my rucr. only lei thin be ronetsntij In mind
-that whll?? fr ?m representan.,n.? in the*?? building?
of the product of field, of for? si. of mine, of factory,
letters (?nd art, mich go?..I will come, yet far above
and beyond material beneflti will i? (i il higher
good, that let ?b nray ?}?d. will com- ln s Id itilng
out of sectional dlfferencea ani racial snlm
and suspicions, and In a determination, in ev. 1
remotest corner, to atlmlnlster absolute Juillet-, in a
willing obedltnce among all claese? to the mandat?:*
of law and a spirit that will tolerate nothing but the
highest equity In the enforcement of law, This, thie
r,nip.. 1 with our material pi*oep?srtty. Will ?'rln* !n*?
OUT l?-.ovrl ?South ? new h-aven end a BSW ????
Atlanta l?.-nicht 1? tir ?1 but happy. ?OT II ***
made f?r Itself a name In the Industrial history
Of the world that will n??t aooa be fore ?t-p
? ? ?'
MR CLEVELAND PREMED THF ?BOTTON.
ii'iw thi: i:\I'..siti??vs MACWMBRT was sTART
i.|. Tin?: tMWlVMBTt ???????.
BassanTs Hay. Mesa., Sept. li-The taal ma?
chinery of the A'lmita Exposition ess successfully
set In m.?tl?>n this evening from the President's
summer home. (Jra> ?lab'.rs. The rom in which
the ceremonies were performed Is the President ?
guanoes. Lading out of tha tt.piion-nv.m sn the
n<>tth.-i?t comer of C.ray liable*. On a llitle sh? If,
close by the window, wai ptaeed ih?? annui.
Ii wa? of I'la.k rubber, with S ?mall ??olld-g?'<l band
arouad th?? Saft, having the foil??wing Inscription
engraved on it: "Merton ?'l.'Vchnd. Sept. IH.
Tbe knot? of the annunciator wa? wMte, with an en
graved Maeoalc emblem, a square and rompa??, in
gol 1. on II
Tli- Preeldent wa? Informed thai ih?.? passing Ot
t?? button would not tike place natii ?' o'clock or
sfter. and ho he ate luncheon with bla family and
boarded th.? Ksth.'i foi ? short sail 10 H?>K Island
Karrowa Hi ? IS back l^ng before I o'clock, ami
li- rrceirei t musssn from AtlanU thai hi ? "'
in the ?programm? would noi be reached beli
O'clock. Uater It was reported that tt would be
6 o'clock. f
??. in .? until the button wa? presse! he remained
t!i- operator, ar?i every detail of t?>r excr
Ctset was sent here and read aloud by S I'taiy
? HAN SPURT \T1< IN
Thurber. The President wa.? Inform*! that the lest
speaker would :?? lj tt, ?Iter whoe? uldres?
he would be required to press the button The
? from the telegraph In?
strument, end for one minute the wir?? was left
At the end of twentj Mr, ?.-velan.l
I the button. This waa st '?"??'?. HI? thumb
are? on the annunciator hardly a second, and aa
th? ?fierai ild < mnect the telegraph kej
word .? ? ? ?? ,'ita that the machinery
rhe peraoni In the room beeide? the president
Mr. Th .?!'? r an ? Kith and
! iei Cleveland and their nurse. Mrs. a ?? velami
took o gr< '? ??? il ol ! i? r. r.?- ? in th?* affair and re
q ?? ?? ? th,?; ihe be called before th?? button was
Th?? President received 'he following tf legra m
?? ? o'clo k from es ?; ivernor iiuiio^k, chairman
,, : ? ?,. ? ? f A rra ? ge 1
"The Committee on C?r?monie? ar?? Instructed by
Ihe Preeldent .?? ? Directoi General and by th?
Hoard of Director? to expresa to the Prealdeni
their hii:h appreciation and thanks for the great
Interest th?? President bas ?bown, both on this and
on other occaalona in behalf of the success of the
Exposition l'nder th?? guidance of the hand of
President Cleveland, "p?, of the most Important
commercial sui ii. lustrlal everts ever nfi?mt?i??l It!
<iur Section !m* now static's nn Ita ?*ar?er fur the
upbuilding '?: our material interest? by cloaer com?
mercial relation? with all portions ?>f our country
?nd with slater republics x.nnh of the 1'nite?] g ta tea
The mingi ng "t practical people from all sectlona,
made possible bj the President'? approval and ? Id
?.? our .Horn, ?a p? render future Ill-will between ihe
? ? Imposi ible "
Al the raques) of tli.? committee th? President ea?
I !.. ?end in- message before th.? button ea?
I, m order thai it might be reed to the real
assemblage Mr Cleveland consented, and ?enl the
folios Ins ai aboul .'?. M o'clock.
'To th? Pre Ideni and Hoard of ?Director? ?>f the
Cottoi Mates snd International Exposition, At
<???. Oa. Fullj appreciating the value and Im?
portane? ? thi Kxpoaltlon Inaugurated to-daj lam
oily gratified to be related to It? Inceptl ?
parti . ? ? In lis o| enlng cere
? ?Incerely congratulate those whose enter
prl . and energy have sccompllshel such splendid
rei ilts, and heartily wish thsl th- Kxpoaltlon the)
fool will be c impletel) su? .ceafiil in
immatlng all the a-.1 result? ? ntemplated i>\
It? promoters. UROVER CLEVELAND."
FURIOUS STORMS OP WIND.
UVES UOtVt AM? PROPKltTT DAMAOED IN
MICHIOAK?LAKE BHIPPIXO SfFlKI?..-.
? .p Austin, Mii-h. Bept II a artndstorm. which
? ? from the west, struck this town at midnight
laal night. Chimneys wer? blown from house?-,
green Iree? ? foot in diameter w?rre ?torn ?iff at th*
root* n.? If they wort Irj ?tkha nnd ih?? windmill
of the Point of Pine? Hotel was blown i? stoma
Weel ,?r here th.? wind I in down building? or
them away Th?? damage Is thai direction has sol
>. r been aacartalned Tiie storm sieved southward
from here, Levelling trees, fences and grain in its
path. < ???? mile from th- village of pinncbog the
fermhouae ?>f I ? >i> area demolished and three ?if
ths fermer*? chll Iren, wbo were ?.eeping In the
upper at ? ? ? ? Instantly killed.
Petoekey, Mk : . e*spt. It One of the worst whil?
st ?uns ever ? xperienced in itile locality swept
thla city last niartr The heavy (mokeetack of th.?
. ? trie iiariii plani wh?? blown >l? wn unrl the top :
the dran.? Rapida and Indiana Railroad water-tank
Wa? .ru rie.i a ?? a ? Numberless tree* wer? up
eeidence Mctlea eeceped Injury. A
number I Mllboau were iipaot ar, ? weahed ashore,
Alpena, Mich., Bepi II A heavy wind un? rain
st.irm s-i ,:, I TrS O'clock. Th? steam-r
? h ?? i .in- morning, repoi
. ,?, uni ,,' ? .?a?.? adrifi ,ft Thunder B*) ?
I'... tug? Niagara ani Charleston, with Canada
? raft? foi Bay t'lty, ar- so; ? ?? ? to be i.? that
? vicinity Th- schooner Kitchen, ot th? Harden city
tow, ???? rt? ????"??; a v- ?el founder ;n ilaglnaw Ray
' ii, yesterday'? bloe Ther? ?a-1 too much see to
? rendei assistance
The watei In I ? bay rec*d*d ; iddenly th!? morn
I ?ni. lowering the level about thr?.? feei an.l leaving
' several ? -.???- ? p the bo '??ni It ii now ???>???????
back graduali) Th.? same ph?taomenon o
Shepard, Mich., Bepi ? a \ ?evere wlnd?torm al
? o'clock ?in- morning (tarried the home <>*' ll Flfleld
from ii- foundation and partly demolish?*! it.
? , .. ??.?... bloam doe/a over nn.?- ? '?
i',\ ? ;? Mich., bept. iv This ?in waa visits
t,\ ?, ),, ... wind tonn "nr?> itila morning, ?patter?
ing nui?:? i alon? ih? docks in all direction? and Dis?
rooting many tree*
, ? ,.qJj lept. 11 ? furtou? ? ?
.?: .,?? ; ani-.?' ?.? nun. pessed over Tul- ? ?a
night ?m- houei .uk demolish? 1 .?ri other? were
badi ??iiiia:? ? uutbouaes fence? end trees in th??
path of the -?,?! m ?? ??re ? stter? d pi
Trevi le t'lty siso report? s ?jever? gale, and at
Willlan bun near there, th?? dwelling of Oeorge
Tray waa demollahed Man) barn?? In ibe neighbor,
hood were deatroye I.
Rast Tawas, Mich., Bepi l?? The mo?! dleaal
storm of i- ? i,i year? 6ass?*d ??\.r thla iocalll
? ?t.t last night, dlssblins veaeels, wrecklns
bul ding? aii'i ?.-aviiig general destruction In It?
track The wind blew from the northMsi at the
r loo nui??- .m h lur Rcene* of destruction "f
: a minor haracter ?r? ?een on all ?Id??? Th? Hol?
land A Emery lAimber Co.'? toes is sev-ral thou
? ,: | feel ol lumber ?.a i ? i ? h was blown Into th? lake.
Captain Mclaughlin, ?.f ihe tug Avery, which made
port with tire? ?mt and tw?? feet of water In hei
bold, and waa given un foi loat, aaya II was the
wiii-t .-t'.rm in twenty-five years
Harrtavllle, Mich Sept is The ?Joaw J. II.
Magrudei wai sughi ir. ? ttfty-mils gal? fl??* miles
essi of hei e last Uh? spi one ? ?- ? ? an I was
beached - ? total wreck The rr?-\v were
token ?.ff by the sturate,,? ??.???? life-savtna crew.
The veeael .?.?- own? ? t?\ ?'. I? Thompeon, ol Port
Huron, and .r- : Her cargo ?? ini iste l ol
I1"1??? feel ol lumbei and eight) ? ird? of codai
JUDOS limili < M ci,ol ET III
Ann Arbor, M;?! kept ?? Jade?? Thomas M.
<? ??? waa taken asrteuely 111 or ?Sunday, hi* all'
meni being th.? sam, that lin? troubled him for the
? ? rear? making him very feebta p ?,??
? imored thei be had ?iff ?-re,? ? ??.rok? of pararyaia,
but i,i- ion It Thoinii-. B. Cooley, denied the re
u ? ..?.,?? oui ihr (tatemeni laal nicht that,
??;., hi? father wai sol wv. h? would be shout
ii?ain in ih? cours? of tan s ?
Teut?ni?e?Nutrltlou?. invigorating; an absolutely
>ure li'iutd extract of mah and hops, lead? all.
l'or sale at ail druggist?.- AUvt.
THE EVE OF A GREAT BATTLE
EXCITEMENT RI.N'S HIGH IN THK NEW
John w oRtooa rama t? rati a wimnmo
LSAO AM'iN'o Tin: DKUBOATM, ani? Hl?: 18
iiKKi.v t? uh: the RBPVBUCAM Nomi
RRI POH OOVRRKOS KRAK, ward
AMi VOORHRR? STILI. ??G??G?..
'by rsunSAPH t? the trihi ne.]
Trenton, N. J., Sept. 18.?There has never been
loch a Republican gathering on the eve of a
Bl ? convention in New-Jersey as that which
CT iwda the b?tela and streets of the capital to?
night. The ssenrsnce of victory In November Is
found on every tongue, and a convention un
equalled In point Of enthusiasm will meet at
: 1-ninrmw In Taylor's Opera lions??. The
RMdatlona of the hlg theatre will be taxed
fur beyond its eapacliy. The delegates them?
selves number S42. and they, with several hun
dred privileged apectators, the Mate Commlttes
end the newepsper men. will fill the hall. There
in? aeversl thousand other persons who will be
?.invention will he o!*gsnixed temporarily
SI I] o'clock, and it will appoint committees and
take a ;????? ?s for an hour. Ther?* ls but one
nomination to be mad?*, that for Oovernor. Th?*
bsllotlng will proceed Immediately after the com?
mltt.?.? reporta have been mal?*. A reeuH will
be rea "lied late In th?* afternoon, and then the
enthusiasm whl?*h to-nleht ls manifesting Itsetf
In songs, cheers, speeches and I iid discussion
for five candidates will unite In I" half Of one.
The candidates arrived early and took po-v?
slnn of their apartments in the Trenton House.
1"\ Senator John W. (?-rlggs ?am?? with e_-S? ria
tor Hobart and a Cloud of witnesses from among
cighborbood In Pas?ale County. John ?????,
??f I'nlon. with few?-r personal frlenda accom?
panying him. but with a large contingent aw air
Ing his presen-e, was promptly on hand. Lesa
conspicuo']? were the three other candidates,
Ellas s. Ward, of Bases; Foster If, Voorhees, of
I'nlon, and Mauri.??? A Rogers, "f csmden. All
had host?? of ?ietter? early In the afternoon, ind
at? the night drew on the canvass became ?n
??WELL Nf,T INTERFERING.
? ?or Sewell took possession <>f his old
i. nn. ???. IM, early In the ev.-nlng, but he dls
couraged the usual crowd th?ie. To a Tribun.?
representative he repeated bis former declara?
tion that he did not nvin to Interfere <>n be?
half .f any candidate ai any time.
"We have noi had assurance of Republican
victory for a long time before," he said, "and.
DOS that It Is within our grasp, we want a
nomination mad?? freely and without any signs
of bossism. There Is no boss of the Republican
party in New-Jereejr."
The fact that several of <"'??? ral BeWtU?
lieutenants were hustling for Mr. Keen was
mentioned, and it was pointed out that others
were active f.fr other candidates. General
Sewell repeatedly declared that he ama not
Siding one candidate shove another and that
the assertions ot Kein men that h?? was work?
ing with them had no foundation in fact.
The drift of sentiment here to-niKht may,
and yet It may not, foretell the a?-tlon of the
convention to-morrow, but It certainly looks as
If it favored th?? Domination of ex-Senator
(Jrlggs. Some <>f Mr. G rlggs ? friends were dis?
appointed nt finding that Mr. K'-an was still
lighting hard, although a large majority of his
own 'county had declared in favor of Senator
Voorheea and egalnst Keen, bul th?? moral
effect of Union, vote seems t.. lu* ?*x
tremely potent with other counties Benator
Oiigge'a friends declare thai he has enough
votes now to nominate him, bul mote than one
ballot win be taken before thai result is
reached, although it seems probable In the end
The IBI v .tes of Esses arili stand fast by the
local cauli iat??. Mi. Ward, and Mr. Voorheea
claims 100 supporters, including tvviity-nine of
the forty-two in Union. Mr. Rogers expects to
have about ninety, ami he hopea for even more.
This will leave about five, hundred to ???? divided
between Orlgga ani Keen. Of these Orlgga arili
receive over three hundred, ll la expected, ant
Keen the rest, or under two hundred, according
. ? . . tirreni figuring. Kesn'i hopes are in receiv?
1 |n| ????, pari of the Essex vote and all of tne
Rogers strength. On th?* .ther hand, Uriggs
would get much if Essex should Ward fall out,
I end substantially all of the Voorheea, which to
gethi ? ?ul ? land him a bande?me winner.
ORIOOB .*? STRONG ?.'?:.\?>.
('rlggs has certainly a much shorter distan? ?? to
travel nom Kenn, and there ? moreover, a
strong p'puinr sentiment behind his candidacy,
! wh!. h Ir? manifest here to-night, and It Is llkelv
to Influence delegates, Senator Orlgga an ? Bens.
; tor Hobart both f????! - ?Aden! that the Paaaaic
csndidate will ein. Reports of some sttempts st
manipulation of delegates have been received ar
th'-lr headquarters but sa they ar?? noi iik?-iy to
sn .?????.i ni t much heed is given to them.
Ex-C ngreesmsn '?< an said ? i-night that he ex?
(>?? ted to ???? nominated, ? .id he refused to admit
thai th?? t'iii..n defection was fatal lo his pi is?
p?ete, Instancing the support which had been
S? ven to him from other counties sin.?? Union
Count) d< lai ed against him.
Mr. Ward expects to heve his IS] Bases -rotes
fr 'in th? Hist t . the last, and his frlenda say that
ea a n mlnation .annoi be made without assis;
ence fr..m Essex, the tendem y svili be in his favor
as the contest is prolonged. Th? situation re?
mains unsettled to night, and, as must of the Ks
*??\ and Hudson di legete? will not reach here until
morning, more definite resulta ann t be foretold,
but th?? indi ?tions ar?* favorable t.? Benator
Qrtgga, and the feeling thai bla nominstlon woul ?
latisfy the t ?rtj generally is the Influence which
is turning men to his support.
IHK TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION.
Th.? Stat.? Committee in??! st 10:30 o'clock to?
night and selected the following men to serve as
temporary officer? of the invention: Chairman,
Congreeeman Million Pttner, of the IVth District;
secretary, John ? POster, of ??*???: assistant
secretsriee, -l Herbert f'ott*,. of Hudson; Ch?ries
It Baron, ??' feinden; Tii .mus ? Beveridge, .f
Passale; Alexai Lei C. Yard, .f Mercer; Henry
? n. of Bussex; A s Berber of Oloticestei
and l. T. !?? sie, ? r Essex
RIVAI, COLORED CONVENTIONS.
Tremori, ?. .1 gepi iv ?Two stit?? conventions
of colored men arer? held her?? to-day, une at Tay?
lor Opera 11.??*"* sad ihe other at Masonic Temple.*
Seither is largely sttended, bul both elelm tha?
their delesstee represent even county In the II il
Both .ir?? Republican conventions sad tha spill is
due t.. a desire oa both al les I ntrol end ? ap?
? laiiy to have the naming of :h?* s;.ite Committee
man t.? represent tbe colored voters of New-Jersey.
? The reepectlve leaden of these factions are it
Henri Herbert and Thomaa J. Turner. The former
1 ?? j erell-educeted man. formerly a newspaper pub
lish? r, and eos .? rigar manufacturer. Turner Is
j th?? bead waiter of a local hotel, ami hi* been In
? the Stai?? only a fes yeara Thi coa*-*entlon si
M '- mie Templa is his. .uni Herbert's, si Ihi t.,\ lor
Opera limi?.??, is run b> lb?? other faction, ef ?Inch
Colonel Morrell, ?.' Newark ami Asbury Psrk, ?? ?
leading aplrlt. The Herbert faction expeel to nin
?hen ihn Question ol Btste Commttteeman romei
up lit tin? State Republlesn Convention to-morrow,
hm ne vert heles? the) cot ai lei II th.-ii d |
make an attempi .?t leset to secure peace snd her?
nioiij among the colored people, end lo the! end
ippointed ? committee of tlv?? to ??? t.> tbi
Tin,, ? convention und endeevor to get them to
??? the Herben convention. The overture! from
lb?? Herbert convention, however, arer? rejected by
o ly Moth convenitene then elected
permanent incera and adopted platforma. Colonel
Morrell van meda permanent rhelrman of ttw Hei
?m ? "lion uii'i l.. SVllllsmi w.is medi per?
m?nent aecretary. Turnei was elected permanent
chairman ol his convention The Herbert eon?
??????? decid, d ;? rei immend Herbert for .? ? ? ?
on the iiepiih?.-ai. Buta I ommlttee, and the Turner
convention will recommend th?? reappointment of
? ' : - ? r ?.- -s N*. Hobioioo, of c.iinjeu. who is on the
THE CHAIN AROUND DURRANT
TKSTIMONY OF THF. OROANMT OF EM*
nt: TKi.t.s (?F his M?TWO with the rRisosr.R
IN THE CBVttCB AT THE T1MF. nr THK MIR
DER OF* MISS I.AMONT-Ot'RRANT'S MOVE.
? E NTS FOLLOWED STEP HY STEP.
San Franciso, Sept. IR.?Durrani, in the Emman?
uel Haptlst church, pale, agl'ated, with bloodshot
eyes and hair dlehevelled, bis OOBl and hat off, and
with every evidence of weak ne?*, was presented to
the Jury to-day by the prosecution a? he sppearod
after his alleged travel* from the Normal School
on the afternoon crt April 3. It had been shown by
four witnesses that h" t-ft the ?chool with Manch?
Lament on that afternoon and by three others that
he rode with a young woman of her descrlpt'on
out to the church and enter.?.] it. I>>?m the time
he entered the church, about i:X), tt Is the theory
?if the prosecution that he was occupied until .*>
o'clock In perpetrating the murder. At ?*. o'clock he
was seen In the chun-h by another w'ltness, t?eorge
It Kin?, the ?-hurch organist, who occupied the
*tan<l all of to-'lay.
The murderer of Blanch? Li mont, after having
kill???I ber, lock???! the door to the belfry', broke the I
loiJi and took the knobs off the door and threw
them under the belfry ?! ?or. It was then neces?
sary for him to cross a spa?-?? above the celling to a
rear garret of the church, from which there was a
passage down to the basement. It was down this
rear passage that Durrant came wlun he burst
on King's view. H? stopped In a spare betw-.n
partly opened folding doors wh?n he saw Kins;
sitting at a plano In a corn-r, and when King
sehe ! him what was th? matter, he did not at once
reply. When he did reply It was to explain that
he had b.en Axing a sun burner above th* celling
nnd that he had been overcame by escaping gas.
Durrani's appearance was so startling that King
ran to a drugstore a block and a half distant, at his
suggestion, to get him som?" bromo-seltzer, an?!
hasten???! back with It. King was In doubt as to
whether Durrant, on his return, was standing In
the vestibule at rhe church entrance, or lying on a
platform In th?? Sunday-schoolroom In the rear. As
he remembered It, Durrani was lying on the plat?
form. On tlrst entering the chur.-h, King had de
tected the olor of escaping gas, ?be only thins In
his testimony favorable to Durrant. and this led
him to enter the closet used for ? library, where
th?? body of Minnie Williams was afterward found.
Ar that time he ?lid not ??>"? Durrant'? coat and hat
in the mom adjoining the closet bul after bis re?
turn with the bromo-eeltser h<? entered the room
wlih Durrant and the latter'? i-oat and hat wer.? ly?
ing on a box. The iloor to this room was usually
k-pf looked, but when King arrived at th?? chunrh
he found the door Open. (.nly Durrant and King
had key? to It.
Tin- prosecution attempted to show that the ?le
fencc had tried to tamper wtth this witness ar. I
had got him to change his testimony so ns to pia?*??
Durrant lying OH the Sunday-???!) ?ol platform In
?tea i of standing in the vestibule, bui a reference
to the recorda of th?? poll.tourt ?how?'*! that King
ha?? tesiine.i. on crosa-examlnatlon in the pr-limi
n.iry examination, that he thought Durrant night
have been lying on the platform. The point is im?
material except as to the aili-god attempt to Influ?
ence tt?.- witness.
Miss Ducili- Turner was on the stand for a few
mil itee, ??? ?ay that sh.? wa.? not In the church on
the dav of the murder. Her testimony waa t?? clear
up a point left in d??ubt by Mrs D?-tk. who ) ?-??r
day testified that from her front window abe had
Been Durrant enter the church a-vlth a young w ?in m
sh- ?/ild looked like either Blanche Umont or Miss
The ,'a?i> went over till Friday on account Of the
Jewish holiday to-morrow, to accommodate two of
DESTRUCTIVE EIRE IN INDIANAPOLIS.
DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT THREI'M.CARTER.?? OF A
Inllanapolis, Sept. IR. ? The double-front block
occupied by Eastman. S?*h*r Icher & l.oe, retail fur?
niture and chlnaware dealer*, was destroyed by
fire early this morning, together with the entire
stock. Ix)?s. |3nr.,m0; Insurance. $100,000. The Ind?
iana National Dank was destro*/? !. together with
all the contents, except what was In the safe. The
lo<s on Its ..intents Is probably ????,'???, with an
Insurance of nearly one-half. The t'ondlt Block,
occupied by the Western I'nlon on the tipp t ?? ors,
was dMtroyed, and all the batteries and wires
w-re ruin ?I. Th? loss on this building I* heavy.
and entails immenso Inconvenience to bui
The tit'? leaped from these buildings t.. the Im?
mense ilx-atory front. ?, ?upled by the Petti? Dry?
good? Company, Th- manager turne?! on the au
i?,m.ui,? water ?uppl\ and ?lein??-?! the building
and contenta The building waa aovad, bul the
loss from water will be probably |S,(I00. Between
the I'etils Dull.lln? and the bank ar- building? be.
longing to the Johnson heirs, <?f Philadelphia.
These w-re damaged, ml the occupants driven
?,ut. The United states Expr?s? office la on th.?
lower floor of this building and was ??1?.?.??1 be
cause of .lainage The upper doors of som- of th
buildings wen ? by lawyers and f?)r orli ce
purposes. Losses ? iff red by thee? will bring the
aggr-i/ate loss up to n-arly three-tjuarters of a
Several Bremen were .?hocked by electricity.
There were no fatalities
TRAGEDY AT A POUGHKLEPSIK WBARF,
A tnSORO KILLS* AN ITALIAN' '??1? THREATENED
Poughkeops!??, Sept. IS (Special). Pulls COldon, ft
colored man employed on the steamer .John I.. Has
brou,k, whi.'h plies betw?**en this city snd Sew?
fork, walked into Police Headquarters t?>-ntght and
said to Chief Piatto: "I come here to give myself un.
I have Just killed a man " Investigation proved that
c iden had been threatened, In th?> afternoon, by
two Italian or <;? r. grinders, ITrancUKO Domlnl.'k and
Baratar Carlo. Coldeo vas on th- stern of the
boa?, ar. I tt'.?? Italians were on the wharf having a
-??ion With a gana; of men and boy?. One of
the deckhand? yelled at Domintck, and. turning
around, the [tallan ??.; ? Co*den he would kill him.
CoMen walke.1 toward the ?if: gangway with a
capstan-handle ln his hands to protect himself with.
, Uh?n bS reached the gangplank he saw ih?? Italian
coming along the wharf with his hand in his In
? Bide watetooat pocket ll? was muttering tomi
thing, an I. being somewhat Intoxicated, ?taggen I
: near the edge of the wharf. Aa he put one fool ??n
j the gangplank he drew fr >m III? pocket a banana
? knif- ten Inches Ions ' ?? len ?aw that his l?f.? was
? In danger, and he wleldi ! the club with terrific
\ force It s;ru?-k th?? lia!.an on th?? side of th- bead
! and kn ?eked him Into the river. ?Several men went
I t.. bla assistai..???, bui he did not rlae to the surface
again Polden then gavi hlmaelf up The bod) was
found an hour afterward, and there was a large
I, .- In the ?id? of the ?,??. cauaed by the blow
from tt;?? ?lub.
ROASTED RY IHE t LURENT.
??.?????? ?????, OP KKWARK, KILLED in THI
PRC8KNCI ??? A CROWD OP CHURCH PBOPLC
Oeorge Betta twenty-five years old, of Ko. li
Jackaon si . Newark was killed last evening either
bj tbe shook of ? high-power electric curren) pass?
ing through his body, or bj the fall ho sustained
when tli?? (hock threw him from the top of a high
pole t. tbe sidewalk, He was employed by the
Newark Electric >?ower Company, Tiie accident
occurred In front .?r the Eighth Avenue Methodist
Episcopal Church, in Newark. The church ha?i a
prayer meeting laal evening, and th- worshippers
Were Just leaving the building when the affair ?.?
curred und Betta w,?? killed In plain view of aboul
tero ? '?: Ired pei
il- arsa on the crosser? ? of the p??!?? and bad
occaaioa to oui ? wire, When he mad?? tbe cut
the short en 1 wliipp.-.l backward, striking him .?n
the fa??.?. The bare en?: musi hav.? coma in oonl ici
with ins flesh, for he ?tlffen d out and lost his hold
on :ii- ????!?. and fell, striking on the wir??? about
him. Thli cans.) the wires t?. break Son.?? of
them broke In the middle ol th- spat,, and when
th? body Of Ihe man struck <hc ground It landed
iiiiiid a neht of blaaing wir-s. which had cro??ed
themselvea snd grounded on the earth
S nn- wires fell on I *p ?>t him, and In a moment
there was s smell ??' burning flesh. It was s
minute before another employe >?f the compeny,
wearing well-Insulated baSotfl and heav) rubber
. reached Ihe ipol to drag th?? roaating body
clear of th?? wires
Betta was dead. ills arni* and hands were badlv
burned, his bead wa.s cut, and bis neck broken. His
bojy was removed to Muiim's morirne.
.4 STRIKE SOT EXPECTED IS Fill. RIVER
Kill Hiver. Mas?, Sept. IS.-It la generally be
I lleved here to-nlghl that there wiii i?- no strike of
operatives nest Monday. Th?? Weavers' Union has
decided to oui th?? question to s tesi oa ?TTtday night
in ???-? H.ii \_'..?.? only members In ?"???! finan?
clal standing will be provided with bal'ots.
PATRONIZE HOME IS DESTRI BS
Wear Knox hat?, made hy American working
men. Th?y Ua4 the world.?Advt,
PRAISE FOE. WARNER MILLER
REPUBLICANS INDORSE HIS PLANK IN
THE PARTY PLATFORM.
??, DETEW TKI.I.S THE f*TORT OF THE CO>*VW?
???.?* AM? 8AY8 THK HEP!'HIJOS PARTT IS
"A PARTY ?G THE Pt 1.1'??? AND TH?
fillfti-HEft" THK BXCBBB QIE8TION NOT
TO HE DOfMMD TALKS WITH MATOR
STRONG. COMMISSIONER RrxiSE
VEI.T AM) OTHERS - TUB
GERMANS AND TAMMANY
There was m uh talk among the politiciens in
thi.? city yesterday over the effort of T. C Platt
to have the Republican State Convention ignore
or dodge the excise question and the unanimous
approval by the convention of the plank intro?
duced by Warner Miller, favoring "the mainten?
ance of the Sunday laws ln the Interest of labor
and morality." Most of the p?illt|elans declared
that while the plank might not mean much If
read apart from the speech of Mr. Miller, It con?
veyed to the public a practical indorsement of
the enforcement ?>f the excise law ln this city on
Sunday when read In the light of the epee?:hea
which preceded Its adoption.
Chauncey M. Depew was at hla office ln the
Grand Central Station ysterlay. He returned
from Saratoga by a special train, and arrived
ln the ?ity In the morning. He aald. In apeak
! Ing ?t the work accomplished by the convention:
??of course, the dominant Issue in thla convention
, was the excise onestiML The Republican party
?raa tSced with this Issue Just as bluntly aa the
: pria in walls ronfront an Imprisoned man. To
? dodge would have been cowardly. When Conrt
' mieeioner Roosevelt came Into control he began
I to enforce th?* la? as he found It. This made
the Issue. If last fall the people of the rural dis?
tricts had believed that the excise laws would
be blinked at th.'y arould not have voted. I?er
hapa l.?O.000 voters would have remained away
fr.un the polls, and the r?*sult would have been
that many Republican Assemblymen snd Sena?
tors would not have been returned.
THI?: KALOON IX POLITI? ?3.
"The stand of the RepubUcas party has always
I.? toward a high license and to eliminate the
Saloon from politics. If the liquor element could
, be ti.ken entirely awav from politics New-York
1 would be a Republi.-an State. They have settled
1 the matter In Ohio. The mor" yos restrict the
?.ale of rum. the m >re the Sabbath la observed, and
the better the saloon business Is restrained, then
the less It figur?*-? in politics The true Idea Is to
get a certain condition of affaire In which the
saloon shall be allowed, und?*?? certain limitations,
and then s**e that the law ls enforced. When
Warnar Miller was defeated ln 1889?and I will
amend that and say that he was n??t defeated; he
was counted out by the Dem?crata In Kings
County and Tammany in X?*\v-York?we then had
the liquor question about right, and I think that
had the pace been kept up two years longer the
whole matter would have b<*en nettled.
"When we went Into the convention thla time
We had two things staring us ln the face. One was
Commissioner Roosavelt'a a ttlons. The other wee
Senator Hill's letter In which he said that If Tam?
many e\-r got control again, or the State went
Democratic, the law would be winked at. We
either had to uphold Mr. Roosevelt or quietly
acquiesce In Senator Hill's policy. Well, we sim?
ply said that the .aw should be enforced, snd that
was the best thing that could he done. I think it
Is right. We will win and with a large majority.
The Republican vote Is not a liquor vote. The
Republicans would lose less than the Demoorate
upon this question. Of course, there is a certain
.-lass of people ln this city, "'ennuis and 80 on,
wh?. in th?'ir country drink largely In a social way
and under conditions that ar?* practically un?
known here. These people rebel at what they
think Is an Imposition upon their rights, hut they
ar?? largely of the liquor element and the Demo?
cratic party, eo are will not suffer to such a great
extent. The Republi an party Is a party of th?*>
pulpits and th?? churches I ? I large ext. it. and It
has .inaiti enunciated the true principles of the
Tin?: MATOR FOR LOCAL option.
Mayor Sir ing ie lared that it was not his pur?
pose ? . dlscusa any Of the results of the conven?
ti ?. but be said to newspaper men: "Personally
I am ln favor of allowing the p.-ople to decide
the Sunday question for themselves. In other
words. I am in favor of local option."
Theodore Roosevelt, President of the Police
? 'aid. wh ? has been Instrumental In maklni",
the esdse law enforcement a live question, ?ail:
"All honor is due to Warner Miller for putting;
that plank Into th?? party platform. It show?
that he knows th?? tii>re of which the Republican
party Is made. Timid councils might have pre?
vail? .I. to the lasting di-grace of the party He
had th?? nerve to presesi the issue In spite of the
protests of the councillors of cowardice, and his
eetlmate ' Republican? teaa right They rose
to him snd 'in ricd ihe plank without a dissent?
"It brings the Issue Just where It ought to be?
th?* government of law impartially administered,
asalnet tne forces of anarchy and corruption.
There can be ? ? doubl of th?? outcome In a State
or Intelligent and law-abiding citizens, auch as
this has always been when m? ral issues are at
POLICE BOARD POI.IY t'PHKI.D.
Police ?'??nimlssloner Andrews said that the
plank Introduced by Warner Miller seemed to he
an approval of the p? llcjr of th?? Police Board In
enforcing the excise law on Sunday, and if the
Democrats t .ok the ground that the law was to be
only partially enforced the Republicans ought to
win on th?? issu??. He also said: 'I do nu know
that Senator Hill is auffielently great and broad to
be able to ??? mmil the Democratic party to his
views on all subjects. He has heen right on many
Issues of National Import, but hla declaration on
the excise question Is absurd, and to carry It Into
operati..? would be officia1 spprovsl of anarchy"
William I'.to kii.id, Commloetoner ?if Publio
W?irks. sal 1 yesterday that h?? was In favor of
local option, ami he was sorrv that the conven?
ti? ? did not hav a free and fair dis. iisslofl of the
subject h? ?!' ire s dop ting a plank <>n such an im?
portant question. "A Republican <* invention*?
be said, "ought never to try to evada an Issue, and
?light never to lack the courage of its convlctJoM,
It seems to me it would have 1>.?<?? better to have
taken up !???;??\ is?? question and disposed of it In
i ? mannet that arould have left no doubt In the
' minds of the people ss to what the party wanted.
I bsve thought thsl a i-eference of the question to
the people of th?? various communities Would be
1 th?? wisest ' ours?? "
.lames W Hlnkley, chairman of the Democratic '
state Committee, aras In the city yesterday end
*.u.? he arsa surprised al the action of the Repub- '
. u iti Slat- Convention, as he had supposed that
there would be an evasion Of the excise queatlon.
He would noi express an opinion an to the prob?
ability that the Democratic State Convention
would take an opposite stand ? ? the question and
make It an Issu- In the campaign.
it is a very pre ?rimi-? question." he laid, "and
is like a two-edged sword that cuts both wava."
When he was pressed for his ?*?wn opinione on
the subject. Major Hlnkley aald: "No one In N'ew
y?>rk ts mor?? in favor of the American Sabbath
than I am. I come of a race of Sabbath respecters,
and I follow In their footsteps. Rut I believe In
letting communities rule themselves in that as In
all other matters The* is not local option, mind
you. It Is th?? broader principie of home rule."
KO UNION WITH TAMMANY.
Sheriff Ta mean and K.I ward Omsse, Collector
of Internal Revenue, wh ? are prominent In the
council? of th?* c?rman-Anierlcan Reform G?'.??,
dealed yesterday that there had l??*en any n-?j-*otla
tlona fora union with Tammany on account of the
esclse Question. Mr. (scosso made these state
men te; "I do not know or any estrangement be
tweea the _*ennsn-Ainerican Reform Union and
the Siate Democracy. A givat many of the meni
bers of th.? Reform Union, myself included, have
participated In the primaries ?<f the state Dsmoc*
racy, and I expect that th.? frlendlv relations
which hav,? heretofore existed between the two
cgdtilzatlone will continue In the future If the
State Democracy eh.tuUl. however, take any atena
which would luok like an lndoroement ot Mayor
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