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HAT. BELL.
ELECTRICITY FOR L I. RY.
CBASGE IS THE SPRIXG.
Swift Train* from City to Manhattan
Beach and the Rockaxays.
Ar>"ut one hundred mile* of the Long Island.
XUllr^ad eystera will be. operated by electricity
#ar!y next ppring. The result will be a quicker
and better train service on the Atlantlc-ave., the
Rockawav, the Far Rockaway and th* Manhat
tan F°arh division* ■' the railway. This Is only
gas step In a big transformation in the motive
power of hat is known a* the short haul train
[ sfrvi-e of the road -ha' «rlll ultimately make
it possible for p person to take a train at the
Pennsylvania station at Thirty-third-St. and
Sever.lh-ave.. Manhattan, and ride without
charge of rare or motive power to Manhattan
Beach. Roekawpy Beach. Far Rockaway. Ar
vern* or Intermediate points. Wh»n this big
undertaking is In working order the main pas
eer.per station of the Lnng Island Railroad at
Long Island City will b« practically merely a
va: station.
For several months the Lorg Island Railroad
fcas been building a gigantic power house at
Long leland City, which will be ready far use
«arly next spring It Is one of the largest houses
cf Its kind ever built.
The electric system for the short haul service
trill be the third rail. In recent years One sys
tem has been so Improved that the live rail can
be laid along the level cf a public thoroughfare
•without being an ever threatening menace to
human life. It win be the south side of Long
Island which will Qnt have this change of mo
tive power. The rapid transit service will be in
a territory that is Quickly building up and that
In unusually level. As fast as possible the rail
road hi doing away with all the gTafie crossing*
It can.
The subway from the Battery to the Flatbush-
B.ve. station of the railroad is not to be used, ac
cerfiir.s to present plans. l>y the Long; Island
trains, but it is expected that there win be har
mony In se&edules that will let one set from the
City Hall out on Long Island with the least pos
sible, delay.
The stations benefited by the change to elec
tricity on the Atlartlc-ave, line, between Ja
maica end FTatbush-ave.. wl!l Include Dunton.
Morris Park. Clarencevllle, 'Woo<ih«\ Junc
tion. TVoodhaven Tnion Course. Rai!road-ave..
TTarwick-Et.. East New-York, Nostrand-ave..
and Franklin-aye ; on the Bocfcavray Beach di
vision Osm Park. Aqueduct sad half a dozen
Km all stations between Aqueduct and Rockaway
Beach; and on the Far Rockaway branch Valley
gtrearn. Hewlett, Woodmere. C^darhurst, Law
rence, Far Rockaway, Bdgemere, Stratton-ave.
IrA Arverne.
Racegoers who attend the opening of the
Aqueduct season In the spring will probably
liav» the benefit of the cleaner and quicker ser
vice.
The work of banwXnc a subway and elevated
rtructun? on the Atlantlc-ave. division, from
th* Flatbush-ave. station to East New-York,
vgF begun several years ago Part of the im
provement is completed, an'? by spring the
tracks will be reedy for the electric trains. This
change from st^am to electricity will be joyously
welcomed by the long suffering property owners
ard residents alor.g Atlantlc-ave
The work of changing the power will begin
coon.
DYXAMITE CAR AFIRE.
Engineer and Brakeman, When
Others Flee, Put Out Flames.
Connellsvllie, Perm.. Oct. s.— The bravery of
Archie McFee, an engineer, and W. C. Kelffer. a
hrakeir.an, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company, in extinguishing a blaze In th» end of
a car loaded with ten thourand pounds of dyna
mite In the Baltimore and Ohio yards early to
day probaoly saved the whole east end of the
yards, including the shops, roundhouse and
thousands of car?, from being wrecked. How the
car took fire is i mystery. It had been in th*
yards only a fhort time when the end was <iis
covered ablaze. Trainmen, seeing the large sign
""Danger" on the door, fled in all directions.
|feP and Keiffer uncoupled th^ir engine from
Us train and made a flying run to the burning
car. Th^y put nut the fire with buckets of
wcter when it had i»en Its way almost to the
explosive. The act of the trainman is described
•<« being one of the bravest ever performed on
the Baltimore and Ohio, and both \v»-re cosapli
mented by the local officials of the road.
(LEVELAXD AIDS DEAL.
Ex-President Helps Ruth's Nurse
Sell a Plot.
Ex-rrrsi<ser.t Cleveland yesterday figured In
the sale of four lots at Lawrence and Walcott
svrs.. Astoria, through Niclfols & Lunimis. to
Frank B. sfsUjnj. He was not th« seller of the
property, but be took us much interest In tha
transaction as If he had been the owner. Tho
•eller -was Miss Ar.r.la Thompson, who is i gov
erne* in th<* home of ex-President Cleveland at
Princeton. N. J. Miss Thompson was The only
nurse Huth. eldest 'laughter of Mr. Cleveland,
ever bad, Ruih died about a year ago.
Not long at'o ili*s Thompson decided to sell
h»r plot in A«toria. which she inherited. She
told sir. Cleveland about her plan, and he sent
word to Nichols & Lummls, asking them to find.
If possible, a buyer for the property. As a re
euit of th« transaction Mr. Cleveland has now a
rood id '-a of the value of certain Astoria parcels.
THE ORIGINAL GIBSON GIRL ILL.
I»erver. Oct. ."..-llr?. Arthur Btiinger hr. - teen
«rtcki-n with typhoid fever while visiting her«
and is dancerouHly !!1. Her husband Is hurrying
from his hum* la Canada. As Jobyna. Howland
Mr». Etrins«r was well known in the theatrical
. world. She was the original "Gibson Gtrl."
DEWEY'S PURE WINES AND GRAPE JUICE.
Unequalled for the weak and over-worked.
H. T. L*wey * Sons Co.. 133 Fulton St.. S. T.-
*~~™w. tftißail^rg nt3£w^ .**». NEW-YORK. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 6. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES. -- * T JS»JS* (ll *.
MtJNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COSOIISSION RE^IO\^D FROM OFFICE YESTERDAY BY MAYOR MTLEfcLAN,
JOSEPH T. DAT.
NEW MUNICIPAL CI\'IL SERVICE COMMISSION APPOINTED YESTERDAY BY THE MAYOR.
WORKING FORM'DOXALD?
CUXXEEX CAXAL POLICY.
Favors Lump Sum Proposal Which
Shut* Out Small Contractors.
[BT TE^rGRAPH TO THE T«lß"<i.]
Albany. Oct. s.— Does Attorney <j<-neral Cun
re^ii favor canal improvemeiit ? This question
kfc.s '.een af«kefi mnny times stnee the meeting
of the Canal Board last week. The Attorney
GeneraTd record In the board previous to the
ia.^t meeting ladl< ttes. that he Is fr!erdiy to
canal interests, but his attitude last week leaves
the point cpen to doubt.
Mr. Cunning offere.; a resolution providing f->r
lump sum pro; -. - g for canal
construction. Mr. O'Brien, the Secretary oJ
State, and other members of the board are cf
the opinion that such a echeme Is not practica
l>. To. exact bids of puoh a character means
the exclusion of com;>etent nontra^tors who
have, an ordinal" amount of capital at th*ir dis
posal. It practically shuts off competition and
encourages men of unlimited means and back
ing. *uch as John B. McDonald, whose profits
from th« New-York subway contract are figured
In the millions. The opinion is express* d here
that th« lump sum scheme would force the fig
ures to such proportions as to defeat the pur
pose of the proposition which met approval at
the polls. Such a result would be pleasing to
anti-canal men.
The Attorney General Is thus open to the
charge that he is looking for the votes and.
favor of those who are opposed to canal im
provement, and at the same time is advancing
the interests of Democratic contractors who
desire to get control of the $101,000,000 to be
expended in the canal enlargement enterprise.
The New-York Board of Trade and similar com
mercial Interests in New-York, a* well as those
in Buffalo, have worked faithfully for an im
proved waterway, but it is not believed that
they will indorse plans to favor any class of
contractors.
Mr M- Donald was a prominent figure at the
Democratic' State Convention in Saratoga. He
declared that he was merely ■ Tammany dele
gate and wan at the convention for pleasure
and 'recreation. He is a close friend of August
Belmont. Judge Parker, William *F. Pheehan
and other* who are In the ascendancy just now
In the Democratic party of the State, end If
the candidates supported by these men triumph
at the polls he would undoubtedly realize the
ambition manifested through the lump sum , bid
resolution proposed by the Attorney General.
PORTUGUESE AMBUSHED.
More than 9.50 Soldier* Killed by
Cuanhamas in Africa.
Lisbon, Oct. o.— The Minister of Marine an
rounced in the Chamber to-day that a detach
ment of Portuguese troops, belonging to a col
umn operating in Portuguese West Africa
against the Cuanhamas. was surprised by the
tribesmen while crossing the Cunene River. Th»
detachment, which numbered 499 officers and
lost 2M killed. Including 13 officers, and
50 wounded.
The Portuguese force Included 255 Europeans.
of whom 100 are missing. The force was am
bU The d gover^ment Is considering the organiza
• ln Z, f a force of five thousand men to suppress
!{.' ruanhamaa. and will dispatch warships to
l MSth"r the Angola naval division.
■'Elk officially announced that Germany will
. ki->>) European troops in the Held against
P ? Hercros in German Southwest Africa, who
are neighbors of the Cuanhamas.
. Cunene or Cuaeal River, Is In Southwest
7v" It flows into the Atlantic in about latitude
Ve~rees south, and forms in the lower part of It*
course the southern boundary of the Portuguese
•!tA n f?r I.m1 .m Lisbon. In June last, said that ■
"»\rn« cf Insubordination. have
8 The Colonial Minister to-night received a tele
cram from Angola saying that communication
with the interior was interrupted-
OVER SUNDAY ATLANTIC oTtY OUTINGS.
JJnn.yU.nia Railroad special tours S^urday^n
9^. b^o a rt atts'«o"°ana tts'«o"°and n fll t « "a'SSrdlS to d ho7el
SgSt^SJß^naSftt »X.« rate.-Advt.
JgfROME- 818081.
ALTO ED J. TAL.LEY.
MAYOR OUSTS WHOLE BOARD.
TO GET HEAD OF MCARREX MAX EXTIRE CIVIL
SERVICE COMMISSION IS REMOVED.
PaH: Commissioner Schmiti Also Goes. Under Reform Association's
Charges Brady Slated for Place.
When the Information was spread thro-.iph the
| city yesterday that Mayor McCiellan had re
moved from office all th<* members of the Mv
! nictpal Civil Service Commission and the Park
! <~'orr.ini.«s!oner of The Bronx, on the ground that
i there had been collusion In violating the Civil
' Service regulations, many P«opl« r - ver ' > heard
j commending his action as shotting independence
; nnd fearlessness In upholding the law. When it
; became known a little later that the Mayor had
appointed Plrd S. Coler to lx» president of the
; Municipal Civil Service Commission In pla.-e of
I John H. McCooey, thus transferring a salary of
! $6,000 a year from one of Senator MoCarren's
i lieutenants In Brooklyn t<> the man who has been
' put in training by Tammany as a leader of the
i antt-McCarren forces, there was a perceptible
! change of sentiment, and a general expression
i of belief that the Mayor's action was another
I move In the fight of Charles F. Murphy, the
! Tammany leader, against Senator McCarren.
This b*«li**f was mado more emphatic, partlcu
! larly among politicians, by the failure of th-»
j Mayor to name a successor to William P.
! Schmitt, Park Commissioner of The Bronx, yes
i terday. while he had bee prompt in selecting
! McCooey'a successor. Then the Mayor had
' asked for th« resignations of the officials, using
! the word "instanter" in McCooey'a case, and
I had removed them from otlice without waiting
! for resignations, Indicating that his action had
j been planned for some days and concealed
i from th« officials as a surprise.
The surprise caused a pathetic, almost dra -
' mat!'-, scene In the case of Commissioner
! Schmitt, who had gone to the City Hall before
I noon, prepared to make a speech before the
| Board of Estimate and Apportionment In sup
j port of his Park Department estimate for 1903.
j Apparently wanting to soften the blow as much
as possible In his case, the Mayor had him
called downstairs to his office and told by his
secretary In advance of the public announce
ment that the axe had fallen. Schmitt was so
much overcome by the news that he nearly
fainted. He went back to The Bronx, where he
has a prosperous business as a brewer, without
making any speech.
Tax Commissioner John J. Brady, of The
1 Bronx, is slated to succeed Schmitt as Park
i Commissioner in The Bronx. The post la one
that Mr. Brady baa coveted for a long time. lie
was a candidate for President of the Borough
of The Bronx In ISM 7. but for the sake of polit
ical expediency the nomination was given to
Mr. Haffen, who hat* held to it ever since. Mr.
Brudy is a wealthy lawyer and real estate oper
ator. His salary as Tax Commissioner Is $7,000,
and he will receive *8,000 as Park Commis
sioner, but he prefers the work of Park Com
missioner and will gladly accept the new post.
His transfer to the Park Department will give
Charles F. Murphy and his friends a chance to
place a good Tammany man from Manhattan in
Mr. Brady's place in the tax office.
TWO MEMBERS HAD RESIGNED.
MeCooey was the only one of the removed
members of the. Municipal Civil Service Com
mission Who received a salary, the $6,000 a year
being paid to him as the president of the board.
The other members of the commission actually
removed are Edward A. CrownlnshleM, Joseph
P. Day and Jerome Siegel. all Democrats. Hal
Bell and Eugene F. O'Connor, the two Repub
licans In the board, had resigned. In the case
of Mr Bell, whose resignation had been accept
ed ... September 2T. the Mayor wrote to him
that he as sorry he had acted on the resigna
tion at that time, as otherwise each commis
sioner v.ould have received the same treatment.
The Mayor yesterday accepted the resignation
of Mr O'Connor, which was tendered as long
ago as July 30. telling him he had been a "par
ticipant B* the acts complained of."
Messrs. McCooey and Siege! were the only
♦Messrs. »^ • _ ■ > ■ -
MATOR M*CLEM.AK •»« COMMISSIONER SCHMITT
Fhotorr&phed together at the opening of Palham
Bay Park At&letlc Field.
nmr> a coler.
civil service commissioners at the offices of the
commission, in Bltn-st.. yesterday when the
Mayor's requests for resignations were sent out
They hoth declared that the Mayer was acting
from political motives and that they would not
resign. While Mr. McCooey went about the
preparation of a reply to the Mayor. Mr. Sle S el
declared that he would make no reply except to
th«> Mayor's face, that the Mayor was making
a 'grandstand play." that It was a political
move and that time would ■bow th*» renl motive
for It.
Ir bernm* apparent in the afternoon that the
Mayor had no Intention to wait for resignation*
before exercising his power of removal, as he
appointed F.ird S. Coler. the former Controller,
Democrat, of Brooklyn; R. Ross Apple ton, Re
publican, of Brooklyn, and Alfred J. Talley.
Democrat of Manhattan, to office as civil Ser
vice Commissioners, find sent them to the of
fices In Elm-Ht. to organize the boar'l. He an
nounced that b< had decided to cut down the
membership In the commission to thre^. The
new commission was organised by the election
cf Mr. < "Ole as president, the new commission
ers remaining at the offices only about fifteen
minutes. They were received there with cour
tesy by Messrs. McCooey and Siege!, who intro
duced them to Secretary Ilerllncrer and As
sistant Secretary Coffey.
af'COOET AND SIEGEL CALL IT POLTTICa
Messrs MeCooey ar,<l B lined at the
offices until late in the telling all
friends who came to see i ' they had
Misted in v political gainst Bena
tor sfcCarren. They seemed to l p.-ir
ticularly because the Maj >r bad given ih^vi
such sca.nl warning of bla Intention before
ins; off their heads.
"The Mayor has shown no courteaj to me."
- i ! Mr. sieije!. "and I shall show no courtesy to
htm. I shall not acknowledge his letter, and
snail not resign. Why should I, when he has al
re.niy removed me? I am a Tammany Mail
icrat, but I know the action of the Mayor is
political, and 1 resent the slur he casts on
of his own appointment by charging; collusion
with the Park Commissioner of The Bronx The
fact is that the Mayor was bound to take ofl M< -
Cooey's head, because MeCboey is one of Sen
ator BfcCarren** friends, and he felt obliged" to
rnke ofl the rest of our heads to be consistent in
his excuse that he was acting on the charges of
the Civil Service Reform Association."
Mr. McCooey chose to put what idAh.iil to say
on the subject in an open letter to t^r Mayor, '.n
which he dented that there had been any viola
tion of the regulations, as interpreted by Cor
poration Counsel Rives In the last administra
tion, in the action of the commission regarding
the payrolls of the Park. Commissioner of The
Bronx. He declared that there could have been
no collusion with the Park Commissioner, be
cause the subject on which th» Civil Service Re
form Associations i-harges wer based liad been
publicly before the commission at several meet
ings. His letter continues:
For some time past it has been foreshadowed in
the public press that my resignation was to be
asked for on the ground, as stated, that I was ■
member of the regular Democracy of Kings Coun
ty, and that I was opposed to its disintegration.
\V hen my attention was drawn to such statements
I stated that though a member of the. Democratic
party and appointed a member of this commission
because of that fact, and In accordance with the
law which provides that the Civil Service Com
mission shn.ll be composed of members of both greit
political parties. I was not active in political mat
ters and simply exercised my constitutional rights,
having In mind that as president of the commission
I was the servant of all citizens, irrespective of
their political affiliations.
I never denied that I was In sympathy with the
stand taken by the Democratic organization of
Kings County acnir.st the encroachment of the
Democratic organization of New-Tors; County, of
which your honor Is a leading and di»ttngut*h«Hi
member, and 1 assume that because I did not enter
JOHN H. JTCX)OBT.
"Continned ea second sage.
HBXRT BERLINOEiI.
R. ROSS APPLETON.
INCITES ASSASSINATION.
A COXGRESSMAXS TIRADE
Heflin'a Inflammatory Speech De
nounced bji Men of All Parties.
[TEOM TUB THIBrXE RCREAr. 1
V\'ash:rgton. Oct. s.— The extraoMmarj* sen
timent!! expressed by Representative J. Thomas
Ileflin. of Alabama, at Tuskegee. have aroused
severe criticism on all sides in 'Washington, en
tirely irrespective of party affiliations. Wash
ington has thrice witnessed the painful events
Incident to an assassination or' a President, and
that a member of Congress should be smlty o ;
such extravagant and reckless remarks has
caused amazement and concern.
There they sat, Roosevelt and Booker, and if
por-'e Czolgosz or one of his kind h:«d thrown a
Lornb unier th-» table no great harm would
have been done the country.
If Hooker Washington takes a hand in this
thine it will be on" time I will ask him to step
out. I will ask him to hands off. an-! you linow
we have a way of Influencing down here.
These are literal quotations from Representa
tive Heflin's speech at Tuskesee yesfrdiy. as
reported n a special dispatch to The Washing
ton Post." Mr. Heflln is further reported to
have sained notoriety recently by attacking
Ju<i?e Jones, former Governor of Alabama, who
has so successfuly stamped out the peonage sys
tem in that State. Judse Jones was appointed
to the bench by President Roosevelt on the In
dorsement of ex-President Cleveland and others,
and has proved himself a credit to the judiciary,
having fearlessly attacked a system which
amounted to slavery umler another name and
which threatened to reinstate that institution
in the South. It is cordially admitted by South
erners themselves that the appointment of Judsa
Jones was a happy one. and that his services
have been of the utmoFt vrvlue to Alabama and,
the nation. It is declared that his high stand
ing in his community enabled him to work a re
form which would have presented insurmounta
ble obstacles to a jurist who had been allied
with the Republican party In the South.
It m generally remarked that, aside from their
Inherent menace to the institutions of the na
tion, Heflin's remarks of yesterday are typical
of the .lass of men attracted by such inflam
matory denunciations as that n.ade public a
few days ago by Carl Schon and by the ful
initiations of those aiit!-irriperi who mis
represent the President as an absolutist, almost
a tyrant, violating the Constitution and pervert
ing the power ••: his office t.> override the law
for bis own ends.
The incendiary speech of the Alabama Con
gressman hi regarded as differing only in degree
from the allegations that the President has
violated the law in his pension order. . violated
the Constitution in his administration of the
Philippines and abrogated international obliga
tions In his recognition of the Republic of Pan
ama. These extravagant personal denunciations
and unwarranted reflections on a candidate for
President are more than likely to lead men of
limited mental calibre to express such senti
ments as those uttered yesterday at Tuskegee.
and they carry with them the menace of a repe
tition of those great tragedies which have thrice
marred the history of the nation, those who have
studied the causes of the events referred to de
clare. , .
Men of higher Intelligence and greater political
sagacity, capable of tine distinctions in their
choice cf words, it is remarked, content them
selves with presenting in subtle form ertt'eisnw
of the President, not less dangerous intrfnsUal
ly, and which afford a basis tor such deductions
as* those made by the Alabama Congressman,
and then nun incapable if insMloua suggestion
and unskilled in the art of insinuation voice th->
sentiments for which Mr. BehUTS, Mr. Parker
and Hoke .Smith are really responsible, with a
frank brutality which shocks the entire public.
For these reasons the thinking portion of the
public Is, It 1» believed, more likeiy to blame the
men whose insidious calumnies have resulted In
the 'lie! I"1 ''" outburst than the misguided author
of that fulnimation. and the Impression prevails
In Washington that the Alabama Congressman's
extravagance must have a tendency to curb th
efforts of that new faction In the Democratic
rational councils which has sought to inject
slanderous personalities into a campaign which.
trom the character of the candidates for Presi
dent, should be peculiarly free from them.
\-i experience that every American traveller
should enjoy is a ride on the Empire State Express
It the N«t»-Yorlt CentraL-Advt.
rRICE THREE CENTS
KCOCNS F. ©"CONNOR.
WATSON iSKS FREE FIELD
JI'.IXTS PARKER TO QUIT
Fighter Needed to Beat Roosevelt?—
The Dollar Dinner.
"Tom" Watson, of Georgia, the candidate of
the People's party for President, made a speech
last night which roused his seven hundred
hearers to tremendous enthusiasm. It was at
the dollar dinner in Us honor at the Palm Gar
den, Fifty-eighth-?*, and Third-aye.
He saM h» was the only Democritlc leader
fighting the Republtcan party, and he asked Al
ton B. Parker t*» g»t out of his way and let
him lead the Democratic hosts to victory. He
declared Roosevelt could b-=* beaten only by a
man who was not afraid to fight him.
"Th» Democratic party t«>-n:?ht. on •he sth of
October, 1004." said h», "consists of the Pre
tence at E.«opu3 and a Reality b?re in the Palm
GaM»n. As to the future, It depends on wheth
er the man who Is wearing the mask shall hood
wink the people an<i triumph, or whether Th*»
hopes and airr.3 of true Democracy shall see its
legitimate triumph in spite cf the sell-out at the
St. Louis convention In July last. If the Pre
tence ?t E?opus would get out of my way. give
to me th* papers that are really Democratic,
give to me the speakers that are really Jeffer
■cntan. Give to me the army that followed Bryan
"l would show a militant Democracy that would
reach from s?a to se.», and that would go up to
the Republicans with the challenge: \B« on,
your guard. It is a flsnt to the death.' In my
Judgrrent. if Theodore Roosevelt is whipped it
[ has grot tr> be by a candidate who 13 not afrai<i
■ to f!?ht him. If the Republican party is to be
| driven out of power it has got to be by men
who have the courage to write their opinions •■
' their fore^ead3. and not nvn Tho use the Eng
! lisa language to the utmost to conceal their
! opinions. That ia -.vhy I say to Juds» Parker:
' "Ple-is^ get out of my way. and I will give Theo
dore Roosevelt such a tussle th^.t when he go-?»
■ ncrre on election night Mr*. Roosevelt will say
I to him: "Teddy, who has had held of you.thi.!
I time?
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The charity of Louis F^eischmar.n la a rncnu
cii-rt to h:« memory more emiurlns than brass
Better, tr.fi:iit*!y better, for the world that such
m^n is h* snov:M war crowns, it tttert must need 1 *
b- crowns, than any kins or kaiser kr.own to th->
world at this day: but th- very charily of the go.->.l
h«?a-t*ii bak*»r o£ New-Tork is an indictment of the
•octal ana political order whiea created the vaga
bond ha tod at his door. | Applause. >
The lun^h wnsons of a man like W. R. Hearer.
the fuel the clothing, the food with which thnz
generous yur.sr millionaire ha» kept Ufa and
warmth i« m.my a poor outcast in your wonderful
cirv wer» rot more of an evidence of his broad
sympathy with the unfortunate than they were an
arraignment of tlu* social and political .ystem
whose advance in wealth and power is marked with
su-h a frightful waste of human life. • ,
In thi-> campaign ot 1304 Theodore Roosevelt might
safely swallow Parker's platform without the slight
est t>ar of an attack of acute indigestion, and
rarker might take ofT his shoes, and the other
thinsT*. and waltz* barefooted aQ over Roosevelt's
platform. ar><2 be m no danger of running a splinter
in M*< foot
I believe In private property. Th* little girl Play
iner w.rh her <K>i:. fondiir.ff it. kissln* it. •alkir.g
child'-h prattle to it. clr^ssir.^ it ar.d making it
ev»-r more beautiful, if she can. represents the ma
ternal Instinct of the human race. The man's in
stinct for home, a home of his own. is almost aa
strong almost as universal. The beast of the field,
trie birds of the air struff?!- for what ia theirs—
the ne<>t their marvellous skill and Industry built.
th* caves which they found anil appropriated, the.
b»*<i of 'eaves or straw or rushes whlcti
they made ?or themselves. Let one bird or beast
lnv;»'1f» the home of another, and there is
a ti^ht. Han"? advance from barbarism to 'ivlilsa
tion can be .shown in a series of lightning: lasher
which reveal the changes he has maile ia his home.
From the bark hut In tha woods to the log
cabin in the cleared fteli and the ssa— in the
town, man tepww Ms home as he Improves him
self. The whole weight of civilization rests upon
the horne — its Inspiration Is the home. Patriotism
in its last analysis is the love of home. And you
love it for the reason that It is your homo— yours
exclusively: yours to lock the door of Md say to
all the w.irM "Keep out. this is mine: here la my
castle here is the fireside by which I sit. shelter***
from the outer storm, with my wife's arm around
mv" neck and my child stttinjr on my knee—
nttee. not Smith's, not p.rown'3. r.or everybody;*
but mine?— Just as my wire ia mine and my child
is mine." I rhtnk M
Tr^e party which I represent dees not thnw It
can do Its work ii one day. or in one campaign.
lt"iloe.-< not flrtud* Itself with vain imaginations.
But It does say that all reforms must start some
where No matter how small the ginning, if it
is ritjht it ta 801 to be despised. . .
To t.-i'e remotest rezion* of the earth have pene
trated the <irsaru2e»l hosts of Christianity, rearing
temyles wherever the human family makes a homn
-and as ajte? go. it has not been so long since the
enormous entrsites of Christianity were bound up
in the lives of twelve moneyless, homeless wander
ers ir. Ju.iea. (Applause. >
l>t no man ta ashamed o£ being In the minority.
Let hhn t»- ashamed only in being In the rang
To the extent 1 hat we allow our liberties en
croeched upon, w>< hrw* teen cowards, renegade*
to principle recreants t<> duty. WV can restore our
government 10 rfccht principles if we. will, but w t »
liavc no time to lore.
JefTersop.ians! Your t!a< was r'.jlled wn at
St Louis, and you were left without leaders. I
have picked up your ti.-.c from thf ground where It
lay ana I call upon you to rally to it- lUf-.iae. an.l
yon have don-» violence to your own ?ense of right.
Refuse. «nd J"<>u have put r-irry above principle.
Rise a'love Dre'uilici-. ris^ to the full couracs of
TOW convictions, and we at once er?»»e a robust
Imposition to the Republican pony whteb will dra?
It ilown to overrvhelminsr defeat, restore the rule
of the peonle. and hrins back to us gpee mor»
the rule of nobly patriotic men unuer wise and
William A. Coakley pre?j.fe<l There were per
haps flfty women present. Evening suit 3 weri
rare. Amor.; tho-?e at the great table, in addi
tion to the speakers, were Mstvin G. Pa!liser.
Justice Samuel Seabury. Alfreil J. Boulton, the
People's rfirty candidate for Governor; Judg*
Sheldon, of Connecticut, iir.il G<?«3r^o ■>'»". Thomp
son. Mr. Ttbmpson until this week a mem
ber of the Tammany Genera! Committee of the
xTim District.
At the first mention of the '"Tie of Thomas
E. Wat3on and V/illlam A. Coakley. the diners
ros*-. and cheered.
The rtr^t speaker was Joseph kßjsjsjßi He
said he believed a movement was oit foot that
would establish a rtal Democratic party ia this
nation. Dr. John H. Glrdner. who uldat stay

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