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JUDGE PARKER'S OUTING.
To Make Visit To-day io Winnisook
Club—Hoke Smith Coils.
Iby rßLKOiura TO the Hinf* ll
Esopus. N. T.. Aug. Judge Parker is going
to take a trip up Into the Catsldlla to-morrow,
returning en Monday. The occasion is the annual
steering of the Winnisook Club, of which he was
the nrr:. president. The club has quarter* at
Slide Mountain. He will go to Kingston to at
tend church it: the morning, and will take the
12:45 train with Mis. Parker. A dinner is
scheduled for Monday evening at the club, tut
Judge and Mrs. Parker will make the start for
home btfore it takes place. Covers will be laid
for probubly sixty persons. W. S. Rodie, of thj
Democratic State Committee; T. E. Benedict.
former Public Printer; Thomas O. i:\ans and
Chains R. Hall, of New-York. and Charles M.
Presto::, former Banking Superintendent, are
amons those ho will meet Judge Parker at the
clubhouse. It is gala that there will no poli
tics hi the visit.
Harry B. har.js, of St. Louis, visited the can
didate to-day aai asked him to go to St. Louis
and make a eptech. Judge Parker was as non
committal as usual on the pjoposition, but it is
knew?, that he- intends to go to the St. Louis
Exposition with Mrs. Parker. They will be the
sueets of Mis. Daniel Manning and will make
ths trip come time in September. Mr. Hawes
alto arranged for the visit of a crowd of cowboy
Democrats from the Southwest, under the lead
ership of Edward Field Goltra. in whose private
car they will come from EL Louis. This descent
or Ros»rrour.t will be made some time in Sep
Ex-Secretary- Hok* Smith end his ron Marlon
were el«o among the callers. Mr. Smith fell
into the lioseaiount habit of saying that his
call was cocial. He was almost unique among
the Rosemount callers, Tor he did not have to
be introduced. Mr. Smith will make a lew
epeeches !n the campaign. He said he was
EOing to Danville, Vs.. next week to try a law
cast:, and would tb^n return to his home. He
«lid not expect to tee L!« former chief, ex-Presi
dent Cleveland, before returning to Atlanta.
Amurj? other visitors to-day were Frederick
"\.V. Warrants, of Albany, secretary of the State
Ear Association; Judtre Stephen R. Blake, of
New-York: Colonel Cooper, of Nashville: John
R. Duniop. of New-York, author of "Jefferson's
Democracy," and Peter Black, of Fly Mountain,
.N. T. Tvho was accompanied by W. G. Hock
rifiif? mi Henry Fettel. of New- York, and Dr.
*"■" kin F. .Kerner. of Brooklyn. Frank M.
Paterson. of New-York, talked to Judge Parker
concerning the organization of Democratic cluhs.
Ex-Juflire Parker*3 only visitor this morning
was F. W. BeardFl>y, a New-York lawyer and
a longtime friend of the candidate. Mr. Beards
ky arrived just as the ex-Judge was starting
on his morning ride with Mrs. Parker, and
won' 1 not consent to the trip being postponed
en his account. He remained until ex-Judge
Parker returned, and then they visited for more
than rr hour. Twenty-seven years ago, when
aaWudgtf Parker was nominated for Surrogate
Of Ulster County, there was no daily paper to
support the Democratic ticket. Mr. Beardsley
started a paper at that time, and he feels be
Is entitled to be called the •"original" Parker
WANTS SHEEHAX TO ACT.
Congressman Fan Duzer Urges
SOUTHERNER ON PARKER'S SPEECH
The wheels of the Democratic organization con
tinue* t» revolve yesterday, but they went round
with dsnißcaat siuggrifhness. Chairman Taggart
was at hie post, but when asked what was engross
ing him be sal<3 be was getting ready for Sunday
services. It ay, however, be Bet down aa a fact
that come plant for the campaign now being
trapped out could not be expected to square with
the Decalogue. One prominent Democrat who has
been identified with the national organization la
past campaigns gave an indirect but nevertheless
convincing. Intimation of the practical methods ex
pected to be employed when he said that, in view
of the u?e that would be made of money In certain
Psslhtfs] States, it was proper that only euca att
*»Jt of th« dominant faction In this campaign
Should be Included in the executive organization.
The declamation of discontent has somewhat
snated in the last few days, but that is only be
cause a>o*t of th« Western? rs have gone to their
hornet Knee the notification at Esopus. Enough,
however, remain about th« Hoffman House and the
lobbies of other hotels to which the faithful resort
to keep up a continuous performance of the melo
eV-ma. "Who Is It?" or "Has the West Any Rights
That an Eastern Democrat Is Bound to ReypectT*
C. D. Van Duzer, of Tooopah, Her., who repre
sents that Stare as Confrressman-at-Large. and
«-ho was a irember of the Dotlflcatioa committee.
said resss*dsr: "I am etiU firmly of the opinion
that we should be able to carry Idaho. Montana.
T7taa. Nevada ar.d Colorado for Parker, and I have
?>een doing everything in my power to secure some
recomiOoo for the West la the executive branch
«f the national organization. I am assured that
tocetMiir will be done at the next meeting of th«
executive coousllu* to meet the demand. Either
.the executive committee sboald be bo increased la
Membership es to m*ke room for two or three
tVcstern men, cr a cub-committee should be ap-
Sxrinttt! to direct the campaign in the Statei I have
mention**!. I should fevor the addition of Senator
J.'eulands. of Nevada, and M. F. Tarpey. the na
tional cosmittctman for CEjlfornia."
; . It was asserted yesterday at the Hoffman House
that !t SAM pa the cards to silence criticism from
Mi« Bout'- afcd West by adding two Southern and
<iiree Wetttra nen to th» neruure committee,
and it was further asserted that it would be done
trithtn b week. Opposed to the prediction was the
positive oriKion of a wereber of the national com
jnitlci?, who said he flid net believe the member-
Wp cf \±>m executive comicStte* would be increased.
•"II l*s* true." caid he. "thai Iba chairman was
•"sopowered to appoint an executive committee of
not ttcrs thaa seven members, and a finance com-
Jnittee of rot mere than five members, and if be
<eeraed trst to nma!gaiaate the committees: but
>•© flsar.ee committee will be appointed. It follows,
therefore, that It would be necessary to reconvene
th» fa!! Ratioßsl easjUßfttee to get authority to
eclarza tfc« execui!v» committee."
It is recalled teat the author of the resolution
ttsifttag the executive committee to seven mem
*m* was '.VUI'.CTn K. Eheeban. and those In his
eeoMsnce, as weil ac those fatnlliar with hie im
perleaa eor.tro'i of th« tituation. see no prospect
rrt «ay addition to the lltt of his immsdlats a*
sociaias and advisers.
.After three cays th« oonMneua of opinion on
Jade« Park -r' a speech of acceptance as it may be
beard about the Hoffman Is that the Democratic
candidate has contributed to the literature of the
campaign a very tame document. One potential
f amtr.anylte. when aekr^d as to bis opinion. «m
*lcyea terms more lurid anfl forceful than they
*•"• decant. He waa poettive the "dovetailed
2>nra*« of the Presidential candidate would cut no
fee tn the matter of rtlrring tb» enthusiasm of
.Ore Southern lawyer, who visited Eaopus as a
tacmber of the notification committee, said:
I was pleased with th* »peech aa to th« manner
f.f lw delivery, and wa*lmprea«e«l with the obvtou*
Judicial quality of its construction, but really I
csnuet t*-<J«y recall any great political principle
*ouactatft4 i.cr i*ay paras* that will live In my
' SUU enother critic, who reinforced his own opin
ion by comparing notes with Democratic business
sse& with wiMon he Ibu cuntaot *aid:
The wntfch had no girger In It that would appeal
to a fiChring Jen>r»onia.n Democrat. It was nimby
pwaby. and contained nothing that would atlr the
♦traty and tenting element In men. It ronet be
J««^«a that the lmpenillng contest Is a light to
tb« finish, ana the contestant who la in the rtr.a
to fittrad tte Republican policies la a pretty game
vrgpojmoß. To 4*f<at thr Republican candidate
* revolution, and you can't make a revo
iutior< wttß resewater.
; Tb* work ci fitting tip the headquarters la the
Ceßtury.BalWtee wax accomplished under the !m-
SB*<sU.t6- dir^tioa'of Aawlstaat Secretary Edwin
9*tuxu «»na wh»a Chairman T v ( Cinirt . * ct-<1 th«
roow» *j«tert*r; he deputed his ••^•faction with
wfcst had been done and tha expedition with which
*■** !ntJvMi aceonplisbed. Must%" furniture
*/»- w *»e4 Into ih* pUce yesterday, but the UySS
• fj earc«t* *nd oth-r detaili will efcrn yet another
£*Z:* T f l? at »™u> win una the committee at
3 &£is j'-ffiSSS" II 1?™?* tor the campaign.
■ ' * •> ra »•>».. « snai MSBesMseesßea *rrr~,
4^^^^Kj>P from the Oriental Hot*! >t
He conferred with Chtirraan Taggart. and also
i>pent some time in the company of Norman E.
Mack. The Michigan man. having been a member
of the executive committee in both Bryan cam
paign*, has the obvious confidence of both Chair
man Ta«art and William V. Sheehan.
Daniel McCouvillf. chairman of the speakers'
bureau, saye it 1* premature to gay when or where
the Presidential candidate will speak in the cam
nsJgm. The matter, he says, has as yet not even
Charles H. Walsh, national committeeraan for
lowa, and secretary of the committee, started
yesterday afternoon for his home in Ottumwa.
Colonel John I. Martin, sergeant-at-arms. ye»
terday left for White Sulphur Springs. W. Va.. to
arrange the preliminaries of the not—cation of th*
Vic<?-Pr#sideniliil candidate, which occurs on
Wednesday. '-.'nan Taggart will go to West
Virginia Tuesday, to be present at the ceremonial.
He will return on Thursday.
FIGHTS AT PRIMARIES-
Lively Times Expected in Some
Districts Among Democrat*.
The pill— I fights this year will be confined al
most entirely to the XlXtl. and XXVth districts
among Republicans, arid to the lXth. XVIIth.
XXVIth. XXIXth. XXXth. XXXIst and XXXrVth
among the Democrats.
In ths XlXtli District the Doujjlas-Wfse - ?n
are trying to oust the Gilman-QuigS forces from
control of the district. Efforts have been made by
mutual triends of the contestants to bring about
harmony, but they have not been successful. If
the Qu'ss-Gllman forces win. Congressman Doug
las may not be renominated.
In the XXVth District Henry Birrell. Charles A.
Hes» aud Howard Conklire are trying to regain
control of the district by the overthrow of ex-
AJdcnsjMi ~ l*srtOSjS. ex-Ooek Commissioner
Ksarkas, Alderman Btorgea and Asserr.blymaa
Prendee. Probably this contest will be the bit
terest in the borough among Republicans. The
principals on cither side are trained and
will hustle for c ■ cry vote.
■Award B. Ilealy has a contest la the XXX Vth
District his opponent betnje John J. Hnrrinßtoii.
Mr. Heaiy's friends are confident of winning, and
#ay that Mr. Harrington will withdraw his oppo
sition befors primary day.
There »ill be works all along ths Hue in th«
Tammany campaign this Call, but they are not
likely to be as brilliant as they were last year and
two years ago, when Derery >^ss the feature.
Dcvery will make the Bght for leadership in hi*
di£t=lnt this tail but there la little probability of
his defeating Prank J. Goodwin and Thomas F.
Bmlth. Devery has been trying to make capital
out of the alleged cordiality of the Parker people
toward him. But an invitation to go to Esopus
wee dented him, although he sent a messenger to
State Chairman Cord Meyer with a request for
Daniel F. Ifcllabon, in the XVIIth Assembly
District, is antagonised this year by Assemblyman
John F. Curry, whose •'turndown" has teen
ordered by McMahon. Carry Is backed by Daniel
P. Canavan. a wealthy contractor. Curry says
that McMahon keeps all the district patron*** in a
little ring, sad that all the good men have to ea.t
a? the "lies lunch" counter, with nothing on the
In the XXVJta District the veteran •Tom' Dunn
Is "on the cuts" with John J. Eo: lan. Mr. Dunn
is not worrying. Boylan says that he will beat
Dunn, but all the old war horses smile and ■*?
that "Toia" is *«.31 right" and will continue to
Thomw E. Rush, the DtW leader or the XXIXth
District, Is opposed this year by W. J. Hirschfeld, a
friend of John F. Carroll and Joseph V. Mulqueen.
As in former years, Mr. Carroll, the old leader.
wM furnish the money for the fight against Ru3h,
and Hirschfeld and bis followers will da the work.
Rush is well liked in the- district and Is pretty
aura to win.
In the XXXth District there is seraoas trouble
for Harry C. Hart, who SMI mired from Park Com
missioner Pailas a concession to cover the tenet
around the Public Library Building at Bryant
Park with corset and whiskey advertisements at
so much a square yard. Hart was ordered last
year to force the retnement of Congressman ira
E. Riaer. his nephew, so that ex-ien«uor diaries
A. 'iowne mighi go to congress In lit* place He
did not do it, and Murphy did not lilia it. Rider
is not to go back to Congress,
Isaac a. Hopper. Superintendent of Eulldlnss. Is
opposed in the .VXXitt by ex -Assemblyman Lewis
A. Abrams. Hopper will win. me usual.
One of the bitterest ngnts in the city will be seen
in the big XXXlVtii District, which has two lead
ers. Percival £. Nagle and ex-Park Commissioner
August Moebus are trym« to overthrow Kugene
J. McGuire and John F. Cowan, the present leaders
of the south and north nld^s, respectively. Charles
F. Murphy ii backing McGuire and Cowan. In or
dinary circumstances this would insure the su
premacy of his men, but Nagle and Mof-bus ar<»
cood fighters and they are [ettlng help from the
gamblers all over the city. The latter want to ad
minister a rebuke to Murphy, McClellan and Me-
Adoo for the way they run the Police Department,
alleging that in Murphy's district the town la wide
open enouch. but that the line is tighiiy drawn In
other districts. Nagle and Moebus favor the "wide
open" Idea, and they do not make any concealment
of It Wltn the help of Murphy's enemies they are
likely to beat Murphy's men, but It is too early as
yet to tell how the district will go.
SHEEHAX ABLE TO SIT UP,
His Search for Health Bears Fruit
of the Regulation Kind.
As was expected. ex-Lieutenant Governor Will
iam T. Shcehan's search for health at Bar Harbor,
bore fruit of the regulation kind yesterday, when
it was announced that on Mr. Sheehxn's sugges
tion several of the more prominent Democratic
campaign orators will be turned loose In Vermont
and Maine In the next three weeks. Mr. Sheehaa.
who took with him to Bar Hartw 'one of the
Democratic dough bags. Is now able to alt up and
take nourishment. He also 1a distributing nourish
ment of the color that has a warming Influence
on the heart ar.<J Imagination. Several Maine
Democrats in th? :aet stage* of dissolution have
shown remarkable recuperative powers since Mr.
Shcehan registered at a Bar Harbor hotel.
Chairman Taggart and others last night allowed
It to become known that the Democi-ata will fol
low up the Republicans In Vermont ana Maine
with several of their best campaign speakers. Th»
election In Vermont will take place on September
6. and in Maine on September 12. In order to get
out the Democratic vote, Dr. Sheehan's gold cure
and the hot air treatment so long and auccesafully
used by William J. Bryan ana others will be tried
lo the cear future !n Vermont and Maine. Sen
ator Joseph W. Bailey. Congressman John Sharp
Williams. De lAncey Nieoll, Mayor McClellan. of
this city; ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio, and
Senator TUlman. of South Carolina, will be sent to
Vermont and Maine to Instruct the "benighted
natives" of thoee States with reference to "safe
and sane" Democracy aa tested by ex-Bsnator Hill
a^d William F. Sheehan ?.t the private laboratory
of Judge Parker at Eaopus.
The latest bulletin from Bar H&rt>or Is that
William F. Sheeban's check perforator dropped
out of hfs bathing suit when he was in swimming
and that 479 Maine Democrats are blocking the
betel entrance awaiting the arrival of another per
DOBLIN BOLTS PABKEE.
President of Manhattan Single Tax Club
Benjamin Dublin, president of the Manhattan
Single Tax Club, an active Bryan man in the last
two national campaigns, has come out against the
Parker-Davis ticket, saying that he will vote for
Watson and Tibbies. He says:
The men who promoted 'and brought about the
nomination of Parker and Davis— Messrs. Belmont,
Eheehtn. McCarren, Hill «t aL— not the char
acter of men I care to follow. I have no confidence
In their sincerity, and therefore I wouldn't trust
them, even though they declared their thorough
going belief in the Ten Commandments.
Democracy is a.l tight when represented by Dem
ocrats It should cot be converted into a piracy
for place-hunters and privileged grabbers These
plotters have the trade mark "Regularity." On this
they are banking, yet they are to» very ones who
aimed to slaughter the Democratic party when they
feared It might be truly Democratic It must now
become anti-Democratic, else they could not BDend
money and their energies In Its behalf. ■*»««
• •*•££*• they br *»««d that they elected Roose
velt? Their tntantlor.fi and Judgment In this election
are no better c:-ceumab: y than they were then
Fortunately Democrats who believe in Democratic
principles can vote without violence to their faith.
Watson and. Tibbies stand for and personify by
their life's work- the essential principles of De
Will we win? No and yes. We win not secure
the job*, but we shall surely not fall la keeping
alive the Democracy of Jefferson. *
6TOTESBURY TO COLLECT FUNDS.
Philadelphia, Aug. 13.— 1t was announced to-day
that EL T. Stoleeburr. president of the- Union
League and a member of the , banking, firm of
Drexel &•. Co.. had been selected by Republican Na-
D , al , 9 hairmsn Cortelyou as chairman of ~ the
Philadelphia -auxiliary commute* to cclUct ftmfia
tor ti.9 campaign /
XKW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. ATTOtTBT 14. 1904.
MUST SHOW SOME FIGHf.
President Urges Energetic Work by
Republicans in the South.
IFROII THE TRIBUNE EL'BEAUI
Washington. Aug. 13.— Republican politicians
of the South have been again advised by Presi
dent Roosevelt that their diligence in getting
votes for the party ticket %vill be a much
stronger recommendation at the White House
than the enthusiasm they so often displayed at
the "pie counter.' In other words, the Presi
dent has had occasion in the last two or three
days to reiterate the sentiments he expressed
two years ago when he observed a distressing
lack of "righting edge" in the Republican work
ers of certain Southern States. They were not
af all backward when the time came for claim
ing federal appointments, however, and fre
quently maSe a brave show of force at the
White House or about the hotel lobbies of the
"What 1 want particularly of the Southern
Republicans." the President told one party who
had come all the way from Mississippi or Geor
gia to press their claims for "recognition." "is
that they show some fight. I know that you
don't stand much show to win In your State, for
the odds are overwhelmingly against you, but
you can put up a fight, just the same. Put your
tickets in the field just as though you expected
to win. and Qght to the last ditch."
After this little lecture had been circulated
among- thu cotton States tdv a little while there
nas a marked increase in party enthusiasm
among the Republicans. They nominated full
tickets and made things political hum in their lo
calities. Of course, they did not win any Congress
districts away from their strongly intrenched
opponents, but they gained converts to the party
and spread the gospel of Republicanism where
it may some day bear valuable fruit.
Frank B. Williams, Republican State Commit
tee chairman of Louisiana, who had a talk with
the President to-day, got an idea of the Chief
Magistrate's views on the subject as outlined
above. Mr. Williams assured the President that
the Republicans of Louisiana are pitching In
this year with all their might and main. They
will have candidate? for every ofhee in the State,
he told the President, and in two Congress dis
tricts—the lid and Vlth— they hopa to make
"We have even a chance of taking these two
districts into the Republican fold." said Chair
man Williams. -We had them pretty badly
scared at the last Congress election."
PLANS NEARLY COMPLETE
Arrangements for Semi-Centennial
of Republican Party in This State.
Plans for the teml-centcnuial of tic* Republican
party in this Stata are nearly all completed and
the Indication* are that the celebration to bo held
In Saratoga on the night of September 14 (the first
day of the Republican State Convention) Will b«
large!;* attended and attract widespread mterest-
Ths committee In charge yesterday ecnt an appeal
throughout the State for surviving Republicans
who elgned Republican calls or who attended the
mass meeting in ISC^I to gather at Saratoga for a
State reunion. The call among other things Bays:
The first regular Republican Delegate State Con
vention ever held by the Republican party was
held »i Saratoga Sprli August 15, l&i, and nt
Auburn, N. V.. September 2fi. l&M, at which all but
three counties in thli State were represented by
five delegates from each Assembly district In this
State. Thf-*e delegates tver« appointed by numer
ously signed calls and man meetings i- each coun
ty, some attended by over two thousand voters.
It is fitting that we thould remember and cele
brate the fiftieth- anniversary of such on organiza
tion and that the f*>w survivors should meet to
honor the memory of thos^ associates who cannot
meet with ub on this occasion No party In his
tory ever accomplished so much for the benefit of
the human tact in a half century of Its existence.
Th^> Albany County call for the Saratoga con
vention was Issued about July J. iv,4, and was soon
followed by New-York County and most of ths
other counties In the Btat*.
In lSi4 the vote of New-York State in the Elec
toral College was as large as all Mew-En,:;an.i ex
rept Vermont, and til times a* large as Michigan;
and considering the character and Htandlng of th->
eminent statesmen supporting the untl-Nebraska
movement. New-York bad more than tenfold th*
power and Influence cf any other State.
New-York also preceded Michigan In local nsiu
meetings. Th* Jackson mnsm meeting w»s held
July 6. 1a54; but at Friendship, Altegany County, in
this Elate, a Republican masa meeting under thi-.t
name wan he!*"*. about May J". ISM. for that and ad
joining counties, and the ''WHniot Proviso" district
Persons Intending to attend the releht-Rtion at
Saratoga Spilnjrs on September 14, U*H. will confer
a favor by mailing their full name? and addresses
and age and claax as above Indicated, to the cec
retary of the Semi-CentenrUaJ Celebration. Repub
lican Headquarters, Fifth Avenue- Hotel. Now
New-York. Aug. I, 1904.
MB. CORTELYOU GOES TO WASHINGTON
Speaker Cannon Returns from Vermont and
Goes to Newport.
Chairman Corteiyou was at Republican Headquar
ters only for a short time yesterday, and left here
on the Pennsylvania Congressional Limited for
Washington at 8:25 o'clock. The campaign text
book has been printed, but has not been received
here. It will probably be ready for distribution to
Speaker Cannon was in New-York yesterday, hav
ing returned from Vermont, where ho has been
campaigning:. He went to Newport, where lie will
Join Secretary Morton on the Dolphin. Speaker
Cannon had conferences while her* with the mem
bers of the Republican Congress Campaign
Committee. He told them about his enthusiastic
reception in Vermont, whore he made a number
of speeches. It is not Mr. Cannon's intention to
make speeches in Maine.
NOONDAY MEETINGS FOR ROOSEVELT.
The Roosevelt and Fairbanks National Com
mercial League has rented the large store at No
P96 Broadway, where It will establish headquarters
and run noonday meetings, beginning next
Wednesday. Included lc this organisation are
commercial travellers, merchants, bankers and
many others Interested In the success of the n«
publ'.can ticket. Elijah R. Kennedy. ex-Park Com
missioner of Prooklyn and member of the firm of
Weed ft Kennedy. is prvntdent. and George J. Corey
Is chairman of the executive committee. Charies
A. Schieren Is vice-prealdent. John R. Van Wor
mer treasurer. George D. Ferguson assistant treas
urer. A, D. Barlow secretary, and C. Whitcomb
Shutnway assistant secretary.
ODELL AND PLATT EXPECTED.
At the ltrge outlnjr arranged for August 18 by
the Republican organisation of the XXXIVth As
sembly District, of which William H. Ten Eyck Is
leaner, It Is expected that Governor Odell and
Senator Platt will be present. The ar-angements
for the outing. In which the North Side Repub
lican Club, the South Side Republican Club and the
Republican Club of the XXXIVth Assembly Dis
trict will take part, have bean practically com
pleted. These clubs have arranged to turn out
one thousand men for the parade which headed
by a band. wIH start from the North Side Repub
lican Ciub bouse at 1:30 a. m.. marching up Third
ave. to One-h'indred-and-forty-elghth-at. to Wlills
ave.. to One-hundred-and-twenty-flfth-st. and tbs
East RJver. where the column will board the
steamer Valley Girl for the sail to College Point.
I>ong Island, where breakfast wlil be served. With
this cutlng the first shot In the campaign in the
XXXIVth Assembly District will be fired, and to
honor the occasion Republicans living Along the
line of the parade will have their houses decorated
with flags and bunting.
PARKER GASNB A BUPPORTER.
Baltimore. Aug. 18.— "Toe Baltimore Sunday Her
ald" will announce to-morrow the retirement of
Wesley M. Oler from the presidency of the Herald
Publishing Company, and the election of Frank
F. Peard to succeed him. Mr. Oler severs his offi
cial connection with the paper because he lives in
New-York, and cannot devote at least a part of
his persona) attention to its affairs, and know
what position it will take on public questions. Mr.
Peard has had the general management of "The
Herald" for several years.
Announcement will also be made that the paper
will support the Democratic national party. It has
hitherto been Independent..
NEW-HAVEN DEMOCRATS AT ODDS.
New-Haves. Conn , Aug. 13.— The. differences ex
isting to the Democratic city organisation by rea
son of claims that there are two city commit
one called th» "old" committee, because it* tenure
of office may not have expired, and a "new" com
mittee, chosen by the New-Haven members of thf
Btate Central Committee, have reached th» courts,
the latter committee ■ securing an j injunction this
afternoon restraining the "old" commutes from at
tempting to transact party business. •" The differ
ences ar* til* outgrowth of factional contests of
Jos* standing. Tfca ouuer is brought to aa Iwue
at this time, as Che City Register of voters alleges
he Is unable to determine which Is ths committee
to whßb he should deliver a list of Democratio
voters for u*e In forthcoming caucuses, wblcc will
select tltltgates to the State convention. Prominent
Democrats of the State have tried to settle the con
troversy and it Is asserted that th<> Democratic
National Committee has had Its attention called to
the situation existing here. A hearing on the in
junction will be held next vreek.
FIREMEN FACE PERIL
Blaze About Gas Tanks Creates
Panic in Harlem.
Fresh paint on one of the big gas tanks of
the Consolidated Gas Company, In First-aye., be
tween One-hundred-and-tenth and One-huu
dred-and-eleventh sts., became Ignited in some
unknown way about 9 o'clock last night, und the
big steel cylinders soon were enveloped in a
sheet of flame. A terrible explosion of gas waa
prevented only by the prompt action of the Flra
The sight cf the blaze was the signal for a
wild stampede of the residents of the neigh
borhood. In their mad haste people left their
homes, shops and belongings, some even forget
ting their children in the excitement. Many ran
as far south as One-hundred-and-fourth-st.,
some ran to the Wlllia-ave. bridge on the north
and some into Central Park to escape from tha
Painters had been at work painting the larger
of the two gas tanks, which is nearly 200
feet la diameter, and when tilled with gas rises
nearly 120 feet above the grround. Thia tank
was surrounded by scaffolding, and the painting
had been completed about 3G feet up f-om the
bottom. Realizing the danger of a fire in the
g-ashouse district, the firemen responded to the
alarm at double speed, dashing recklessly
through the crowds of fleeing- men and women
A hurry call was 6enr to the One-liundred-and
fourth-st. and One-hundred -and-twenty-sixth-st.
police stations for the reserves.
While the tiro was one of the hottest that the
firemen had experienced In some time, it was of
short duration, the flames being extinguished
within forty-five minutes after the arrival cf th«s
engines. The t^nsinn und«r which the men
worked, expecting- every minute that the gas
tank would explode, was great,
"It was like standing on the brink of hell."
priid one of the firemen who was oarly on t*ie
scene. "Every minute we expected would b^
our last, Cor the heat was terrific. What saved
the tanks I do not know nor can I imagine, for
It was nothing short of providential." «
Deputy Chief Dougherty, who was In charge
of the firemen, said: 'I was Dearer death then.
I betieve. than I have be«n before In many a
day. Tho bravery of the men who played the
facias; what seeme-1 almost certain death
waa magnificent "
/. T\ SEACORD MARRIES.
Got Divorce Because Wife Had
Husband When Wed.
There was much surprise In New-Rochella.
yesterday when it became known that James F.
Seacord. the wealthy contractor and builder,
who about a month ago secured a South Dakota
divorce from his wife, with whom he had lived
in New-Rochelle fur thirty-six years, on the
ground that when he married her «ho had a
husband living, had married again. Mr. Sea
cord, It was said, was married to Mrs. Hiram
Taylor, of N'ew-Rochelle. at Bridgeport, by a
Baptist minister, over a week ago. and the mar
riage has been kept secret eve* ulnce. A niece
of Mr. fceacord confirmed the marriage, but
would not give drtails.
When It became known that Mr. Seaeord had
sued his wife It created a sensation at Now-
Rochelle. Mr. Seaeord, three years after h«
married, found that his wife had a husband
living The latter made no trouble for Mrs. Sea
cord, however, and a couple of years lat<»r he
POISOXED BY DRIXK.
Package of "Herbs" Given by
Friend Contained Belladonna.
Lsa Tramontane, fifty- six year* old. a shoe
maker, of No. Ml West Fifty-third-st.. and
Mlsla TTsJlMHiaila. thirty-three years old, of No.
829 WTesi Korty-ciErhth-st., nre In Roosevelt
Hospital guffatiag from ballad
When Udstn to the hospital yesterday morning,
Tramontane was anoonsctoos and Palconarla ao
t that it took several man to hold him
down. It is thought both men will recover.
CSOae of the trouble ia eaid to bo a decoc
tion made by Tramontane, wajch both he and
his workman drank as a remedy for a disordered
stomach, and which the former at the tlmo b«»-
Bsved to be of malva leaves. Malta, leaves are
6ald to be a regular home remedy of tho Italians
for stomach disorders. A few minutes after tho
men drank the decoction both became drowsy.
but this In Falconaria changed suddenly to gTeat
frenzy. He ecreamed and shrieked, and so
alarmed Mrs. Maria Tecano. a relative who
lived in the house, that she summoned Dr. 6.
Gilbert Btone, of No. 331 West Flfty-flret-st.
Dr. Stone was unable to quiet the man. and
summoned an ambulance from Roosevelt Hospi
tal, Dr. Paddock removing both to the hospi
tal, where the slomacn pump was applied.
A chemical analysis of the contents of the
men's stomachs showed traces of belladonna.
The polltximen who Investigated the case de
clare that they have found that the material
from which the concoction was made was given
to Tramontano by a "friend" about a year ago.
The pi lice are looking for the "friend."
ME. BRYAN JLNI> THE BEQUEST.
He Will Take No Further Steps to Secure
the $50,000 from the Bennett Estate.
New-Haven. Conn.. AiJg. 13.— Counsel for William
J. Bryan. In hla appeal to the Supreme Court from
tho decision of th* Superior Ccurt excluding the
famous sealed letter, which appeal was lost, as th*
court found no error tn th* ruling, say that no fur
ther steps will be taken by Mr. Bryan in this direc
tion to secur* tbe $60000 mentioned in the letter.
NOW BOYS TRY TO BLACKMAIL.
Two Young* Italians Write Threatening
. Letter to Brooklyn Doctor.
Henry Hebbner. aged seventeen, and WllUrin
Dakuski, aped eighteen, both of No. tt South Sec
ond-st.. Brooklyn, were arrested last night on th*
charge of attempting to blackmail by intimidation
Dr. Truman Nichols, of No. 96 Rodney-st., Brook
The doctor received a letter on August T. telling
him to leave $600 In a package tn Ke*p-*t. be
tween Wythe and Kant avtt., on the night of
August 13. The pollct were told, and five pla'n
clothe* men were watching a decoy packas* last
night. The- two boys came along, as if looking
for something, and picked up tha package. They
were promptly arrested. They admitted writing
THINKS "BLACK HAND" LETTEB JOKE.
Whether the "Blank Hand" baa reached out for
Newark victims, or somebody haa been Inspired
by It to make a clumsy attempt at blackmail, or
has only adopted th* urrorlalng symbol for th*
purpose of perpetrating a practical Joke, th* malls
have been employed to carry a threatening letter
of the approved pattern to an Italian lad In that
city. The mlsalve, addreaaed to Joseph Bruno.
the fourt**n-year-old *on of Andrew Bruno, a
fruit dealer, of No. 1M F*rry-st.. Newark, th* en
velop* bearing th* Newark postmark, was as fol
Dear Sir: If you don't sent $100 In 8 days we will
fcldnapp you leva the money under a brick under
th* railroad on the right hand sld. If you don't
look oat for yourtelf only 1 warning.
A pen drawing of a heart with the stereotyped
transfixing dagger decorated the lower left band
corner ! of the sh*et of common notepaper upon
which this message was written. The elder Bruno
turned the letter over to Captain Corbttt. of th*
Third Precinct, but. declared that be was not
worrying about It, believing it to be nothing more
than a hoax p«r»«trat«2 by com* piaymaiss of bis
EXPECTS TO REGAIN SON.
MANNING MORE HOPEFUL
Magistrate Advises Italian Secret
Four letters, presumably from the conspira
tors implicated In the kidnapping of the Italian
boy, Tony Mannino, were received yesterday by
hl.i father, James Mannlno. at his home. No. 62
Amlty-st., Brooklyn. After reading them Mr.
Mannino said he expected to have his boy back
In a few hours.
Two of the letters "had been mailed fr«m Ho
boken and two from Station O. in Flfth-ave..
near Klneteenth-st., Manhattan. All the letters
purporting to be from the conspirators have
been mailed from these places. Mr. j Mannlno
would not give out the contents of the letters.
Joseph Slgretto, of No. ITS Douglasa-at.,
Brooklyn, the partner of Mr. Manninc, remarked
that if the conspirators got $50,000 from them,
it would be in lead— leaden bullets.
Mr. Sigretto said they were hopeful that the
boy would be back In his home soon, at least
within twenty-four hours, He would not say
how that would be brought about, but asserted
that there would be no compromise with the
men who were concerned In the plot, and that
the kidnappers would not get a penny. Mr.
Sigretto said the right men bad been arrested
and the rest of the gang would be caught and
"When most of those in the conspiracy were
greenhorns and in need," Mr. Sigretto went on
to say, "we gave them employment, and now
they repay us by this dirty piece of business.
We know them and how to deal with them, and
will not let up on them until they get their de
serts. I am not at liberty to say how we will
pet the boy back, but we will get him. I have
one hundred friends and workmen on this case.
They are tried and true men, and we can de
pend en them." .
' GUARD MANNINO3 HOUSE.
Captain Ttoon^y, of the Amity-st. station, has
been in the habit of calling at Mr. Mannlno's
house every night before retiring, to exchange
notes on the case. Early yesterday morning,
after returning from Hoboken. the captain and
Detective Finn went to Mr. Mannino's house,
and were surprised to find the doors locked.
The captain, however, expressed the opinion
that husband and wife were probably worn out
by the strain and had retired. A brawny Italian
guarded the house all night long. He has been
watching the bouse at night ever since Mr. Man
nlno was threatened with dynamite.
After Captain Rooney called on Mr. and Mrs.
Mannlno yesterday he asserted that he thought
they were holding something back from him. In
reply to his question whether it was true that
they expected to get their child back soon they
only shrugged their shoulders. Then Mr. Man
nlno remarked that he had given up hope of
getting his child back. He maintained that the
four letters he received yesterday morning were
only messages of sympathy.
ADVOCATES ITALIAN DETECTIVES.
Magistrate Tighe. of the Adams-st. court,
yesterday, in discussing the kidnapping of
"Tony" Mannino. advocated the employment of
an Italian secret service. He said:
The Italians In this country are getting beyond
the control of our ordinary American policeman.
We need more- Italian policemen to cope with them,
No English speaking policeman can get any In
formation from an Italian, and the few Italian
policemen we nave in the department are so well
known that they have come to be spotted by their
countrymen. Heaco they are badly handicapped
In their work.
I would t« In. favor of the establishment of a
system > ? secret service police In the city here
similar to that in operation under the federal
government. Scon after th» Italians began to come
over her*, a few years ago. the country was flooded
with counterfeit money coin as well aa green
backs. Our English speaking detectives made no
headway in running down the Italian gangs of
counterfeiters until they Anally hit upon the plan
of employing Italian lads, ranging in age from
eighteen to twenty-three years. They were intel
ligent, and were paid H a day for their services
and expenses. •■ - .
Very soon the English speaking Secret Service
men began to get results. • There was no Civil Ser
vice In eolectlnt; these buys — did not look Ilka
detectives, and there wa* coining to commend
them but their aptness. They could move about
among the Italian communities without attracting
attention. The result was that In a few years we
began to hear of raids on the gang* and dens of
Italian counterfeiter* from all parts of the coun
But these boys never figured In the arrenta. Th«
Secret Service men kept them in the background,
taking all the glory to themselves for ferreting out
the gangs, «nd but few knew how it was tiara.
The effective character of their workmanship was
shown In the "barrel murder mystery" over on the
Ea?t Side. In Manhattan. These boys were
shadowing this ganjr when the barrel victim was
killed, and It was through them that attention was
directed to the gang. Several arrests were made
and. while It Is true that nothing ever came ox
them, It -was not the fault of the boys.
The police should have the san-.e system here.
Boys mUM be hired for the local secret service
without being appointed on the regular police force
and be discharged when their usefulness Is gone.
Mr. Mannlno at his home. No. 62 Amity-st..
Brooklyn, last evening told a Tribune reporter
that he had no news whatever of his kidnapped
child. In fact, he said, he knew no more where
the boy was than he knew on the night he dis
appeared. He did not expect him to be brought
back at 6 o'clock last evening, although he was
understood to have authorized a statement to
that effect earlier in the day.
Mr. Mannlno had something to say about the
false statements published in some of the news
papers regarding the case. The statement pub
lished last evening, for instance, that his wife
was dying was an invention. Another story in
an afternoon paper said that "Dr. Schetti. the
friend and family physician of James Mannlno."
had learned that the boy was seen on Thursday
afternoon last near the One-hundred-and-flfty
flfth-5t station of the Slxth-ave. elevated road.
In the company of two Italians. The boy was
described as crying and protesting as he was
hurried along the street Mr. Mannino said he
did not know tha) doctor.
Mr. Mannlno had another correction to make.
In the presence of several newspaper men re
cently he was understood by them to say that
he would give $10,000 for tbe recovery of his
child to a policeman or a cltisen. but not to an
Italian or Sicilian. Last night Mr. Mannlno de
clared that there was some mistake about his
offering any such reward. He asserted thai he
could not offer $1,000. or even $500.
Plttsburg. Aug. 13.— Superintendent of Police
Wallace has been warned to watch for the kid
nappers of Antonio Mannlno. the Brooklyn boy,
who are supposed to have »eft New-Tor*, for this
city. The superintendent says he Is not sur
prised 'at the report that they are coming to
Plttsburg, as the city offers good chances of
concealment. He nan given Instructions to watch
closely their reputed hiding places.
BLACK HAND IN STREET
Italian Told to Give $100 or Be
Blown Into Eternity.
John Bologna, fifty-nine years old. who keeps
a bakery and grocery shop at No. W Bast Thirty
second Is marked as a victim of the "Black
Hand." He said yesterday at Police Headquarters,
where he was sent by Captain Shire, of the East
Thlrty-flfth-Bt. police, that be has until to-morrow
to deliver $100 to the blackmailers, with - the al
ternative of being "blown into eternity with his
son Frank. , . . .
The demand on Bologna was made yesterday by
a man whom Bologna says he met about a year
ago. but whose name he has forgotten, at Fortleth
st- and Flrst-ave.. while he was on the way to
visit Frank Perron*, at No. 804 East Forty- flfth-st.
"I was walking up the street.* said -.Bologna,
"when I was accosted . by. this man. He grabbed
me by the lap«l of my coat and said, 'Bologna. I
want $:<». and I want It Quick.' 'I've got no
hundred dollars.' 1 replied, 'where would I get Itr
•I don't care where you get it, but I'll give you
till next Monday evening. If I don't get It then
you and jv»ur son will be blown Into eternity." he
■aid - . .
"Th* man then let go of my coat, warning me to
go straight ahead and say nothing to any on*, or
ha would carry out his threat to kill me then and
there. Just above where this conversation took
place there are hundreds of policemen <■ watching
the strikers, and the man followed m* all. th*
way up to Forty-flfth-st.. coming close up every
block or so to warn ma that 1 was watched.**-
When Bologna visited the police station. he . was
t/aiTiTmp-n'il by bis sea Jfraos, wbe la aftpafeauir
7A« Financial World.
Among the developments of the week has been
the appearance of the government monthly crop
report showing conditions on August 1. Deter
mined effort had been made from numerous
speculative sources to create the impression,
that the crop situation was not so favorable as
believed. Circumstantial stories of damage to
wheat freely circulated, accompanied by predic
tions of a total wheat crop as low as 530,Q00,Q00
bushels. The government report disposes of
these alarms. Upon the condition as of August
1, the total wheat crop Is estimated to exceed
000,000.000 bushels, and of this the larger part,
the winter wheat, is harvested. Some damage
to spring wheat has doubtless taken place since
August 1, which may reduce the total yield from
August 1 figures, but to no disturbing extent.
Some reduction of yield In wheat can be born*
with equanimity in view of the very high prices
which It Is bringing and which are not the re
sult of domestic crop conditions alone — ther« be
ing a world shortage. Diminution of yield here
leaving any fair. exportable surplus will bmjs*
with more than ample compensation in the mar
ket value of the crop. And. of first Importance,
the government report shows the most glowing
conditions for corn, of which a croD equalling
or excelling any ever raised may be expected—
estimates figuring over 2,500.000.000 busTiels.
This great crop, apart front Its direct us» as
grain, is the mainstay for th« production nt
cattle and hogs, and is an Important ran ma
terial for more than a hundred great manufact
uring industries. As a producer of railroad traf
fic, it far outranks wheat; and the actual va!u»
of the corn crop-to- the firmer this year at pre
vailing prices will be more than double that of
the wheat crop. .
Cotton indications continue flattering, and tt
Is an early harvest this year. It Is now be
yond doubt that th* sum total of all the im
portant staple crops will be enormous, both a*
to yield and value, creating conditions r.nitv,
must inevitably prolong and expand national
prosperity. Industrial development go«s han.l
in hand with agricultural prosperity. Ever*
mill and factory in the country will fed th<%
stimulus of good crops; the well-to-do agri
culturist Is sure to buy liberally of the necessa
ries and luxuries of life— and that makes rail
Throughout the whole week the security mar
ket has been string. Some parts of it isave bee-\
buoyant. This, moreover, has been in the face
of actually aggressive efforts upon the part of
some of the market's very best friends to bring
about reaction— a policy induced by the feeling
that the market's quality would be best helped
by thoroughgoing conservatism in its develop
But the general market, as a whole, has ex
panded substantially; and it has been an ex
pansion that can be fairly regarded as altogether
As a matter of fact, the public right along
has been Indicating in a variety of ways its
readiness to come into the market as soon as
there was any real market to come into. Judged
by abundant tokens, the strong men who hava
heaitated s;nd who have kept others hesitating
see now no reason for hesita.tins further. Bug
aboos most strutted— political doubts an£ crop
With conditions satisfactory and leadership
ready, there Is scant need for explanation ot
the betterment in the market.
At the very close of the wwk's market cam*
activity and a sharp rise In Atcaiaon. Why
should this stock not go up? There is
M railroad more advantageously situated
tn regard to crop yields; the territory
which it taps raises winter wheat, csjaja
and cotton— and all of these crops win show
magnificent results. President Ripley of the
Atchison system has Just been quoted as Ced
ing sure of expanding prosperity far his system,
and there is no reason to doubt that It will cam*
— Ripley was never yet aa exaggerator. Atch
ison common stock is paying dividends at the
rate of 4 per cent, which at its present market
price yields about 5 per essA In the opinion
of conservative authorities there can be no
question as to the maintenance of this dividend
— the one question being as to when it will be
deemed wise to Increase. Earrings, roughly es
timuted after liberal allowance for betterment.-,
are variously figured at from 7 to 9 per cent
on the common stock, the difference b-tween
this and the dividend actually paid showing up
in continuous accumulation of surplus. From
any point of view, the immediate future of
Atchison is full of promise— and It is tn the
hands of a competent management, prepared to
reap every advantage made possible by excep
tionally line conditions.
And what is said of Atchlson 1s applicable sa
Missouri Pacific, which has been acting slug
gishly, but no doubt the attention aroused by
Atchlsoo will turn investors and speculators te
consideration of Missouri Pacific, which, with
every other Southern and Southwestern rail-way
system, is destined to enjoy record breaking
The list is long of stocks bound to participate
in the market's betterment, if present tendencies
are maintained— as they promise to be. Wt
Paul has the look of being held back, ready to
make records the moment it Is free — and St.
Paul stands as representative of a lons i-^t of
high class properties in favor with those ultra
conservative speculators who are always ready
to come Into the market, but only after condi
tions are tested and quality proved. 1c ih»
group of lower prlc«d railway shares are a scor*
sure to be conspicuous the moment market lead
ership is provided. What ara known as the
Hawley properties are among these which ba.va
evidently teen forcibly held back-every one of
these properties selling now away below merit
value. And there are many of what the trad
ers call "little" stocks, ready to appreciate mar
ketwise to any general broadening development
—Mexican Central, for example, being now final
ly assured of its opportunity to prosper- I* wtn
be no great aecompllslun«nit In a fair market
for Mexican Central bo double ita present mar
ket value almost offhand.
The New-Tor* traction stocks hare bad prom
inence throughout the week. the trading i»
every Issue betas; heavy, and new high record*
hare b««a made. The mystery la Metropolitan
persist* In staying a mystery— no mys
tery Is needed to recommend an assured 7 per
cent dividend payer. In Brooklyn Rapid Transit
the gain In market value has been easily tracea
ble to th© character of the new buying that has
developed. The property for a year and a half
has been Increasing earnings at the rate of
$100,000 per month: and there are operating
economies now going Into effect which promise
to make this tremendous gross increase an
actual Increase In net. Favor estimates of
Brooklyn Rapid Transit conditions and pros
pects as expressed in this review, are moderate;
and confidence In the sure appreciation of Brook
lyn Rapid Transit securities Is finding market
confirmation. With the general market strong
and active, Brooklyn Is sure to be prominent
And to ' Investors the new Brooklyn 4 per
cent bonds, selling around 81. offer choice oppor
tunity. They net 5 per cent approximately—
they are. as well, a ten-year option upon Brook*
lyn stock— and who can doubt that within. tea
years Brooklyn stock will be distributing divi
dends and hold a. market value established well
above par? . .„ .K.AIXAWAT."
well educated and speaks rood English. Ha <•>•
th* police that he thought he knew much of *»■ :
doings of tha "Black Hand.** He also said tn-it sj
thought he Kn«w who was the head- of the c*3 a
that kidnapped the child Mannlno. adding:
"I know personally of many who have * eO -S?i> ""'
vlct*d of - felonies and murder In ■ Italy. •»*£«» -^
their escape to Tunis and thence to America. 3g^ 5
of these com* from Rlvtari, aou fees *** aW
lose «X OixjsoU."