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"claimed" 1 r the Parker men. got a rousing re
ceptiou whti: he took the platform.
• I am here to-night." said Dr. Girdner. 'be
cause I find in the platform of too People* party
the best exposition of the doctrine of equal
rights to aIL A ros« or & skunk will smell the
etas, no matter Ljr what name you call iT - It
rest tn« special privilege people $*6.00Q.000 to
defeat the plain people in MM and again in
JWO. The money power took over the Demo
cratic party at St. Louis, closed the plant and
declared a monopoly. Some of the minority
stockholder* In the party declined to be taken
"There are many who remain At work in the
old monopoly plant simply because their wages
have been raised. Some of the men who talk
loudest about regularity are regular only in
getting their ear to the ground to hear the rum-
Ma of the pie wagon. I was told the other night
that Watson traa crazy. Well, what of it?
Wore not €.500.000 of us declared Insane and
unsafe by the distinguished alienist of Prince
"I have been told that when .Parker is elected
he will get rid of the men who are backing him
and running his campaign. If he does he will
«o down in history as the worst ingrate that
J. G. Phelps Stokes spoke on "Jeffersonian
Principles." He attacked the trusts, and ad
vocated greater watchfulness on the part of the
voters. He said a new Democracy must arise,
■whose aim would be public welfare. There was
no euch thing as overproduction in any com
munity until all th« ne»ds at the community
were satisfied, he declared. The I pea ton 1 said he
3iad neither admiration nor respect for Democ
racy as typified by McCarrea. Belmont and
<^h»-»-)]aii. Judged by the trro leading parties'
j'latftinriF. there arcre two entirely safe and sane
.Republican parties in the field.
Alfred G. Boultor.. candidate for Governor,
i»ext spoke on "Labor and Politics."
"lii my Judgment." said Mr. Boulton, "Grover
Cleveland was the greatest enemy to both or
ganized and unorganized labor in the history of
the republic The men who worship at the
■hrine of Cleveland have captured the Demo
cratic organization." The speaker said that
Captain Hohson's praise of Cleveland for send
ing troops to Chicago evoked applause only from
the delegates pledged for Parker. Tha galleries
How can Parker make answer on the color
question when he ie a colorless candidate?"
a^ked Mr. Boulton.
Then came Watson. As ha strode to the plat
form men and women rose and cheered and
craved handkerchiefs. Three cheers were pro
posed "for the man who ought to be President."
<>. reception for Mr. Watson followed the
WATSON INDIGNANT AT CHARGE.
Thomas E. Watson. Presidential candidate of th»
People's party. when seen at the Kensington Hotel,
»t Flfth-ave. and Fifteenth-st . yesterday, ex
pressed exeat Indignation at the. covert charge that
ha Is 'in the pay of the Republican party. "It ie th©
same, old falsehood. They have eald the same thing
about the Democratic party bating sold out to the
Populist party. er<S cow they are repeating it of
tae and the People** party, to the effect that we
iiav» sold out to the Republican party. There Is
siot a. scintilla cf truth in the contemptible charge."
Mr. Watson 6ai«l that lie would remain in N>w-
Tork City for at least two or three days.
To-night be will «-ir-ak in Newark, N. J. and
later dates (or speech making* are yet to be defl
APPEAL HAXGS FIRE.
Shcehan and Belmont Didn't Like
Nearly all the talk at Democratic national
headquarters yesterday was about the appeal
for funds which George Foster Peabody planned
to send out early this week, but which is etill
hanging fire. There is a controversy over the
wending out of this appeal Mr. Peabody had
T»ut Into It a statement that the national com-
Jiiittee was greatly in need of funds, and that
<lollar subscriptions from the poor would gladly
I>e welcomed, or words to that effect. When
ihis came to the attention of August Belmont
*>nd William F. Sheehan. they protested to Mr.
T*c?body that such an appeal would make the
« -ampaign utterly ridiculous, as It would be a
ronfessiou that the treasury was empty and
hat the people had lost confidence In the mana
gers of the Parker canvass. Mr. Peabody's rep
j-esentative said last night that the appeal might
he sent out to-day, but that In the absence of
Sir. Pea body he could not say for pare.
As announced already in The Tribune, the
Parker managers apparently rtarted business on
the assumption that there was no bottom to
the "pork barrel" and that they could spend all
the money they wants 1 to. Hundreds of tons
of useless campaign documents have been print
ed and mailed. The bill for postage has been
■nfllcient to make the hair of the managers
eland on end. Day before yesterday there were
eight truck! of Parker. Davis and John
Sharp William? speeches and letters dumped on
the walk in front of the Century Building. Th
truckmen brought another half dozen truckloads
yesterday, and stacked tons of printed matter
" up for the cisht on the sidewalk against the
On the second floor of the building scores of
>ourig men. with the fire of penius in their eyes
?-.«eat at the task of mailing these documents.
It was said yesterday that about 390.000 copies
ef a "New- York newspaper containing an attack
«m th« President were sent out by the national
committee this week.
>t- J tras h ed ,, that Henry G. Davis and Senator
A\illlam A. Clark would contribute at least
5100.000 each to the campaign fund. It was
learned yesterday that Mr. Da vis's contribution
had been a modest one. and that Senator Clark
had told the committee he could not spend much
money in the East, as he was responsible for
the campaign in his own State, which, he hinted
showed signs of going for Roosevelt.
The national committee has become a sort of
freight shipping point in the last ten days,
when National Chairman Taggart told William
W. Sheehan and August Belmont that he was
•■hair-man of the con:mittee and proposed to stay
hera and run the show, Mr. Sheehan set up
national headquarters of h'.s own in the Wal
dorf-Astoria, where a staff of stenographers and
• lerks daily send out hundreds of letters to
Democratic and Republican business men. Down
at the Hotel Seville ex-Judge Parker has set up
another national headquarters.
Mr. Parker is managing his own campaign.
He was chairman of the State committee when
he was elected Surrogate years ago, and he has
got back into the harness naturally. These two
headquarters have taken a lot of business away
from Mr, Taggart'6 headquarters. Hut Mr. Tag
gart does not seem to care. His hotel at French
l.tck Springs is doing a good business. He has
just sold a half interest in his copper mine in
Mexico, and the gayety of New-York is to his
liking. He was happy yesterday when the news
paper men saw him. and said that it looked like
a sure thing for Parker.
When asked if there were "any doubtful
States' Mr. Taggart replied. "Yes. Wisconsin is
"How about Indiana. Mr. Taggart*" was an
other quertion. "
t uL- 1 " 11 WaS doubtful - but il !s no longer doubt-
FRENCH PRAISE FOR ROOSEVELT.
The French delegates to the Congress of Arts
«nd Sciences at the fit. Louis Exposition were en
tmaißed at the Hotel te-Br«voort last
"ight by the Alliar.ce Frarcalse of this city At
the dinner. wblch Pi^'ded the reception the health
of President Roosevelt ** proposed V M Dm
"*«•i>rm-nem secretary of the French Academy
of Science. He commente.l on the traditional Wend'
MUp or the two republics and •»r;,i s .- ( j Roosevelt
ihe man as .'> eplendld type of a splendid ptot,""
BMSast «c Mskiiv. French Consul General in this
-ity. in proposing the htalth of President L^utMt
.-.ommentrd on the era of oeaee and nrosa^rltv
«WQtiM characterised his term otoQcl V
|j»| • Investigate our mxinten
1* ci.■t rl c "■ s ** tcm ' pvin* «i
l:mite« service with ex-
O . coveting all repair mi
The Rainier Co. 8 Jl8 j" ore=:s0 r e=:s
j Vehicle Equipment Co.
l^ Broadway, co-. 50th St.
Told Prendtnt lie ffM Be Elected
Untrammelled by Pledges.
inou tot: mii— BiJ'.Eir
Waehlngton. Oct. s.— "Mi. Presidtnt. I believe
you will be elected. And If you ar* you will
have been elected without a pledge of any de
scription, expressed or implied, having been
made to any Individual, interest or corporation."
This assurance Chairman Cortelyou gave to
the President on the occasion of his last visit
to Washington, and it is repeated to The
Tribune correspondent by a man of unques
tioned probity, who was present when the as
surance was given.
In connection with Mr. Cortelyous assurance,
it is recalled that it was for the very reason
that he could rely on Qeorge Bruce Cortelyou to
conduct a national campaign without binding
him with pledges made to raise the sinews of
war that President Roosevelt expressed to the
Republican National Committee in iio undecided
terms his preference for Mr. Cortelyou as chair
man of that organization. It is further recalled
that the answer which the President made to
the objection of members of that committee that
Mr Cottelyou's lack of acquaintance with the
business men of the country would hamper his
efforts 10 raise a generous campaign fund, was
that th'.s was not to be a campaign based on a
large campaign, fund, but an appeal made to the
people of the nUtion to elect him on his record,
and that on that record he would stand or fall.
Many were the critU isms of tho President, ex
pressed with considerable vehemence, at. Chicago
during the Republican National Convention, and
the prediction was made that r.o campaign be
gun with such a declaration from the Presi
dential candidate, could achieve success. "It Is
'impracticable." declared some of the politicians.
'•and the President should realise the fact.
But these objections carried no \. eight with trie
President and Mr. Cortelyou was selected at
his behest, despite his lack of qualifications as
•a political money getter."
Subsequent events have demonstrated the ac
curacy of the prediction that Mr. Cortelyou
would not raise a campaign fund comparable
with that of former year?, or even with that
which such skilled politicians ns David b 11:11.
August Belmont. William F- Bheehan. Thomas
Taccarl Cord Meyer and oth-T managers of the
Democratic campaign have succeeded in amass
inir but that fact has not detracted from the
effectiveness of the Republican campaign nor
from the general onlMenre that Roosevelt and
Fairbanks will be elected-a confidence which
is enthusiast icp.lly expresses by Republicans,
and a prospect which is reluctantly admitted by
CALLERS ON PARKER.
Ex-Senator J. K. Jones Among
Them— Judge Sit* for Portrait.
Ex-Judge Parker yesterday spent several hours
with F. A. Muller-Ury. in West Fifty-seventh-st..
sitting for a portrait. Down at Republican head
quarters they refer to this picture as "the one
that was painted the year Roosevelt was elected."
Among the early callers was National Chairman
Teggart whose visit was brief and who said that
he had simply reported progress.
The Avon Beach Democratic Club, of Avon Beach,
Brooklyn, has accepted an invitation to visit the
Democratic nominee at Esopus on October 15. Th*.
trip is In chars* of President James Dv Hammil,
and it is said that fully two hundred of the faith
ful will be guests of the Judge. After the recep
tion at Rosemount the delegation will return to
Kingston, where dinner will be served.
Among; others who saw the candidate yesterday
was ex-Senator James K. Jones, of Arkansas.
formerly chairman of the National Democratic
Committee. He called Just as lodge Parker was
going to luncheon. They met in the corridor and
held a long conversation, standing there. Th*
Judre united Mr. Jones to luncheon, but be de
Another visitor was Colonel John B. M. Connolly,
of ColumbuE. Ohio. Although a Democrat. Colonel
Connolly tea a warm personal friend of the late
President McKir.ley and Senator Hanna.
Representative \an Duzer. of Nevada. taIUM
with Judge Parker concerning the campaign in
bis State, and told the Ju'lfte he would start at on- <>
for Nevada, where he will make speeches dally
from now until Election Day. Other members of
Congress wno called were Representatives Bur
gees, Cooper and Buries? :>. of T«'-xus.
NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS.
Buffalo, Oct. I.— the Republican convention la
the XXXVth Congress District bald to-day War
ren P. Bender was nominated. In the XXX VIth
Congress District D. S. Alexander was renomlnated.
Resolutions were adopted commendatory of the
administrations of President Roosevelt and Gover
ned Ode.l and pledging cordial support to Frank
Waylaiid liigglns, the nominee for Governor.
At the Democratic convention of the XXXVth
Congress convention to-day William 11. Ryan »as
V tlea, N. V., Oct. s.— Professor William II Squire,
of the 'acuity of Hamilton College, was to-day nom
inated by the Democrats as candidate for Congress
In the XXVIIth District.
Elmirs. N. V.. Oct. 6.— Frank P. Frost, of this
city, was nominated by the Democrats for Mem
ber of Congress at the XXXIIM District conven
tion In Watkins to-day.
Midd'.etown. N. V.. Oct. s.— Charles O. Dill, of this
city, was nominated for Congress to-day by the
Democrat? of the XXtb District.
New-Bedford. Mass., Oct. s.— The Xlllth Congress
District Republican Convention to-day renomlnated
William S. Greene, of Fall River, for a fifth term.
Norwich. Conn., Oct. s.— Frank It. ■Rr.mdPK» i e of
New -London, was renomlnated for Congress by the
Hid District Republican Convention this afternoon.
Hartford. Conn., Oct. 5.— J. Howard Morse wa«
nominated for Congress by the Ist District Demo
cratic Con\-ention to-day. He Is a great-grandson
of Cornelius Vanderbllt.
Campaign fiote* and Incident*.
Prominent amor.? the Pees* Wilt clubs of the
XVlth Assembly District stands the First Voters
Republican Club, organized and conducted by Leo
pold M. Brown, of No. 125 Cannon-st, The purpose
of this cluo is to help Samuel 8. ITnenlc. the Re
publican leaver of the district, roll up a big major
'.ty for Roosevelt and Fatrbaoks. A ratification
meeting is being planned by tills dub to be held
at the Lenox Assembly rooms. No. 256 Becond-et..
or. Wednesday. October 19. Prominent speakers are
expected to address this meeting. The executive
committee has passed a vote of commendation for
Mr. Koenig. The charge that he was a "Tammany
Hall Republican" was denied by the president who
declared that under Mr. Koenig's leadership the
Republican vote In the district had Increased some
The William Walter Pbelps Republican Club of
Woodrldf c. N. J., is to open the campaign on Sat
urday evening next, by raising a banner and held-
Ing a maw meeting at Us headquarters. Frttseh's
Hotel. The speakers ■will be Senator Kdmund W.
Wakele«. Charles W. Burrows and ex-Mayor John
The Charles J. Haubert Republican Battery, at
a meeting held at No. 17 Jefferson-st., on Monday
night, indorsed tho National. Btate, Congress, Sen
ato and Assembly nominations. Meetings will be
held every Monday evening from, now until Elec
tion Day. and prominent speaker* will address
them. A large transparency baa been placed In
front of the clubhouse.
Timothy EL Ryan, of Wisconsin, of the Demo
cratic National Executive Committee, yesterday
untied an election rainbow fresh from the Badger
State, which four years ago gave a plurality of
IW.COJ for McKlnk-y and Roosevelt. Mr. Ryan said
with all the gravity of a Supreme Court Justice
that the Democrats would carry Wisconsin this
fall. He hud not conferred with the I'arker man
agera when he said It. Last week they eliminated
Wisconsin from their doubtful Hat, and privately
conceded it to the Republicans.
-oha I. PUtt. Editor of "The Poughke.epsie
Eagle." predicts that President Roosevelt's ma
jority in New-York State will be at least 75.00<>. and
probably 100.000. He regards the- situation up the
State as not unlike that of four years ago. when
McKlnlev's majority was lU.OuO. The Presidents
personality appeal strongly to all classes of voters,
and particularly to th« younger element.
Congressman Jams 8. Sherman, of Utlca. aays
that when he made a tour of the upper part of
New-York State Just after President Roosevelt's
nomination, conservative Republicans told him that
he. might carry the But*. About a month later he
heard from th« same soil li that Roosevelt would
not only be elected, but that he. would sorely carry
the State, A little later the same people were say-
k ll £ t i^ VV M t r* fl OO K Uld carr >' *««-York by from
£.000 to 40,000. Mr. Sherman says he has Just been
through the same localities, and the political wise
sores are "°« »>'(yg that Roosevelt will carry th«
State by <».«». If the sweep of Roosevelt sentl
*EW-YOBK DAILY TKIBUXE. TITr'RSQAY. OCTOBER 6. 1004.
Many Re nominations Made at Tam
The Tammany conventions for nominating candi
dates for Assemblymen were held last evening in
all the districts of Manhattan and The Bronx, and
most of the present Tammany Assemblymen were
renomlnated by order of the leaders In Fourteenth
st. One of th« exceptions worthy of note was th«
nomination In tha Xth District of John C. Buff, a
lawyer, of No. £0 St. Marks Place, to succeed Will
iam Sohmer. who was County Clerk before he be
came a Tammany Assemblyman.
la the Vth District the Tammany convention
nominated Leslie J. Tompkins to run against As
semblyman Finch, the Republican Assemblyman.
Mr. Tompkins Is a professor of law in the New-
York University and register at the University Law
School. in Washington Square. He lives in the dis
trict, at No. M Washington Place.
Edward B. La Fetra. a lawyer, of No. 346 Broad
way, was nominated in place of Assemblyman
Richter In the XVIIIth District.
In the XlXth District, represented by a Republi
can, the Tammany convention nominated J>r.
James Wallace Eoverldge, a physician. of No. 411
West End-a.vfc.. who has not been prominent in
In the XVIIth District there was a noisy demon
stration for John A. McNamura, but he was de
feated by Michael J. Sheeny, president of the M.
J. Sheehy Ice Company. After Sheeny had capt
ured the nomination he tried to make a speech,
but was interrupted by the followers of McNa
mara, who formed a procession and inarched to
Following is the list of the Tammany candidates
for Assembly nomine last night:
lot— •Thomas B. raughlan.
lid— 'Alfred R. Smith.
Hid— Rlchar-1 J. Malloy.
•WJlllam 11. Bum*.
Vth — .1. Tompkin?.
Vlth — 'Charles Anderson.
— 'Peter P. Sherry.
VlHth— 'Bennett E. SiageUteln
IXth— •Patrick H. Ulrrt.
Xth— John C. Ruff.
Xlth— John J. Salmon.
Xllth— 'Edward Rusenat^in. •
XlHth— 'John C. Hackett.
XlYlh— •Albert C. Wifgand
XVth— •Thom»a J. XI.-H«nui.
XVlth— 'Samuel W. Prince.
XVIIth -Michael J. Bheehr.
XVlllth— Edward p. La Fetra.
XlXth— James Wallace Bevertds*.
XXth 'Peter L. F!tr«!mon».
XXlat— M Atkln.
•William H. Homld«a.
XX I I Id— Richard H. Smith
XX I — James .T. Nugent.
XXVth— William F. McCombs. Jr.
XX vith— Adjourned.
XXVI Ith— Geor«e C. Norton.
XWllfth— 'Emanuel S. C*hn.
XXlXth— Oeor*e W. Korn.
— Robert P. tVagner
XXXIvt — J. Sidney Bernstein.
XXX lid— Leopold Prince.
XXX I I I<1 — E. 6alom«n.
XXXlVth— •William J. Ellis.
XXXVth— J. EJ«r«retf
Annexed — Adjourned.
NAMED FOE ASSEMBLY IK KINGS.
Democrats Make Few Benominations in
Brooklyn — One Convention Adjourned.
Nominating conventions were held by the Demo
crats last night In the twenty-one Assembly dis
tricts of Kings County, to nominate candidates for
the Assembly. Th* following were placed In nomi
f«t — Nelson B. Kil!ra«r. 'Xllth-^lam*s r. Collln»
H?J~*iv McKwwn - . ;Vlllth— F. Matth/wi.
Thomu P. B»lllT. XlVth— O«o VT Kavanarli
tyth— William M. Hart. XVih— «H«rrv H r>*l»
•rortMcna C M»tc*lf,XVlth— Arthur H. r«mi>r«n
VMh— Charles J. Dodd. JCVIIth- Franklin Taylor .
With- Adjourned XVUlth— H. Fuller
VllTth— Jhs. a. Thompson. XlXth -John Wolf
IXth— .T Oyrn». XXth— Kdward i«. mB n
Xtti— ->«ri-i v rfrParest. XXlat— Emll Ron
Xlth— »\Yri. 6. Phar.ahan |
PRESIDENT TO SLOCUM SURVIVORS.
•'Absolute Justice Will Be Done," Writes
About five hundred survivors of the Slocum wreck
and relatives of those who lost their lives met In
Bcbutsen Hall. No. 13 St. Mark's Place, last night.
to hear the reply of Prssldent Roosevelt to th* let
ter which the organisation sent him last week, in
closing the resolutions passed denouncing t'.in ac
tion of the local steamboat ■ specters In pSa'lng
the blame for tho disaster on the Slocum'a officers
The letter asked the President to "take such im
mediate action against tho federal steamboat In
spectors, and also the local board, whO i' Ight to
have been ; . . bed Instead of their Investigating
the conduct of th« officers and crew of the II fated
Ship, and would therefore kindly refer you to the
Revised Statutes. Section S.3H. and as, Instead of
shielding and whitewashing others and themselves,
they, the guilty, ought to be punished, namely,
Ja'nea A. Dnmont and Theodore H. Barrett, local
board of steamboat inspectors, and the government
inspectors, Lvi dberg and Fleming."
The reply of the President's secretary, William
loeb. Jr., declared:
The commission appointed by the President has
r*en expediting Its report to the utmost limit con
sistent with thoroughness, and any effort to hasten
the n-jjurt more than has been done would have
simply meant that II would not have h.>ei> well done.
The commission appointed to make the Investiga
tion is of so high a character that any statement it
makes can be relied upon to be accurate. You may
rest assured that absolute Justice will be done. '
Of course, It would be grossly Improper to con
aider the case of Messrs. Dunaont and Harrett until
the report Is received, which the President expects
within a week.
President Dersch of the association of th« sur
vivors advised the organisation to wait patiently
until the report of tho investigating commission
was made public.
ment continues." said Mr. Sherman, "I am thinking
it will look to my enthusiastic Republican friends
like a unanimous victory in the State for the Presi
This short poem had Its origin In the "Amen Cor
ner" at tho Fifth Avenue Hotel:
l>. Cady Herriek,
It would tak>' ;i derrick
To hoist you into the Governor's chair,
For eaoh day looks darker
For yourself snd Parker;
It does, it does, it does for fair!
The National Roosevelt League of the Vth As
sembly District will hold a meeting in Tecumseh
Hall, Not*, 311 and 313 Bleecker-st-i to-morrow, «t
8 p. m. Addresses will be made by well known
Tho Lincoln Republican Club of the XVth Assem
bly District will hold Its next meeting to-morrow
at 8 p. m- in the club rooms at Arlos Hall. No. 311
West Forty-seventh-st. Well known speakers will
address the meeting.
The Roosevelt and Fairbanks and Sound Money
Drug, Paint, Oil and Chemical Trades Campaign
Club, with headquarters at No. 77 John-st., Is bold-
US daily meetings from 12 to 1:30 p. m. Addressee
are made Ay well known speakers, and campaign
It it deflnKely announced William P. GrorKe.
of Maine, will speak with Attorney General Moody
at Netrport, R. 1.. on October 10.
The meeting to be held under the auspices of the
XlXth Assembly District Republican Club at the
Broadway Arcade. In this city, on October I .'». at
which Senator Dillingtuun. of Vermont, will be th*
principal speaker. will be addressed also hv Hugh
Gordon Miller, of Virginia.
Ex-Senator John L. Wilson, of Washington, pre
dicted yesterday that Roosevelt and Fairbanks will
carry every county In that Statf. Jic estimates
the majority for the national ticket at not less than
thirty thousand, and says that the Republican
State ticket, which was thought to t>«- in danger a
month ago, will also be elected.
Frank B. Vrooxnan. of California. whowU] ha the
principal speaker at the Republican meeting at the
L'nion League Club of Brooklyn, to-night, has Just
returned from a speaking tour through West Vir
ginia. The West Virginia Republicans. Mr. Vroo
mai» says, are not only enthusiastic supporters of
the national ticket, but they are confident of carry-
Ing the State by a safe majority. He says that Mr
Duvls'h ■•nsiiiidacy will have no perceptible effect
on the Republican majority, and t»at the Demo
cratic national ticket will poll little if any mO iv
than the normal I>eino< % ratln strength of the State.
TO <TRR A C'OI.D IX ONE PAY
T «k» U:a;ni) ISroino tiulnJne Tablet* All drua-KUta
refund th« mon*r If it fails to cur*. B. \V. UnSrVs
•l«n*tiire la on each box. S3e- vr * w# •
.MAYOR nISTS BOARD.
CeaifaeMl from first p«gr.
into politics and give voice to such dental, my resig
nation has been requested. . H
Under these circumstances I cannot comply wun
your request, and I refuse to tender my resignation,
believing that in th.* stand I will be sustained fey
the people of this city.
MAYOR M'CLELLAN'S REPLY.
The letter was sent to the Mayor, who Imme
diately returned the following curt reply:
I beg to acknowledge your letter of October 3, in
which you refus? to lender your resignation as
president of the Municipal Civil Service Osasawa*
*" Exercising the- power conferred on me by law, I
hereby remove you from office.
Senator McCarren plainly was an angry man
when he was informed at the Democratic head
quarters. In the Hoffman House, of the removal
of McCooey and the appointment of Mr. Coler
as McCooey's successor. To newspaper men.
however, he would make no statement on the
subject, trying to hide his feelings behind a sar
castic smile as he said:
•Not a word, not a word, about that from
Charles FJ Murphy, the Tammany leader, de
clined to tJk. about the removals, saying the
Mayor was* the only one to tell the reasons.
He added that Schmitt had been recommended
for appointment as Park Commissioner of The
Bronx by State Senator Dowllng.
The charges of the Civil Service Association,
on which the Mayor based his action yesterday.
were sent to the Mayor or. September 10. In
brief they were that the Park Commissioner of
The Bronx had violated both the letter and the
spirit of the Civil Service regulations In having
his labor schedule a field of wholesale political
patronage, making the appointment of laborers
and their retention in the department dependent
on the indorsement of Tammany district leaders,
suspending laborers and carrying them on the
payrolls without pay, and failing to place them
m the preferred list while employing other la
borers In their places, and that th* Municipal
Civil Service Commission supported the Park
Commissioner in such flagrant violation of, the
law by approving tlie payrolls.
Elliot H. Goodwin, the secretary of the asso
ciation, admitted yesterday that he was sur
prised by the Mayor's action, but said ho was
none the less pleased. Silas W. Burt. chairman
of the association's committee on examinations,
said he, too, was pleased, and he added:
The charges presented represented a very flagrant
violation of the Civil Service rules. There was no
doubt as to the substantial grounds for our charges.
"We were particularly Interested In this case, be
cause It was in the Interests of the. laboring men.
who hava really the least protection, and have no
powerful interests behind them. We thought above
all things that they should receive our careful at
VIGOROUS ADVICE TO SCHMITT.
There has been talk at the Mayors office
lately that when th-» charges were brought to
the attention of Commissioner Schmitt he asked.
one of his advisers in The Bronx what he should
say In reply, "oh, tell them to (?" to !" was
Mr. Schmltt. whose knowledge of Park Depart
ment and political methods was said to be small
In comparison with his mastery of the brewing
business, sent to the Mayor some replies which
were well meant, but apparently did not consti
tute a good defence to the charges. In his let
ter to Mr. Schmitt yesterday, the Mayor said:
I regret to say that after a very patient exami
nation of the communication* made by you and by
the CItU Service Commlsstenets, l an constrained
*.. find thai you have wilfully evaded th« Civil Ser
vice law in many important particulars. A (ilscus-
Fi<->n of each Instance In which the offensive conduct
liaj been committed would bs of no aval!. Tour
answer* were, to my mind, most disingenuous, and
for that reason I refrain from giving them any
further consideration now.
! have, therefore, but to Inform you of my finding.
I regret very much that, alwst at the outset of
ih^ Incumbency of your ofiw, you «.\w At to if.-
part from the attitude which your oath of office
req-jlred of you to uphold the law, and 1 therefore
■'-I.!""-' that you forthwith tender to me. your re.«
ls-r M'.ioti js Commlwloaw of Tasks. Borutigh o* Th«
When he g- I bark to The Bronx yesterday Mr.
Srhmlti sent to the Mayor the desired resigna
•I have nothing to regret." he said, with a
sigh, "and »3 I '.•■ok back on my administration
1 feel Baturiei that I have always done the best
I knew and hare worked for the Interests of
In his letter 'Mr.indiiu-: Mr. McCooey*a reaig
nation th» Mayor wrote thnt he bad found
Schmitt guilty of wilfully violating the law,
I am also forced t« the conclusion •:..-.! in »«me
respects, at l^ast. thin violation hy him would have
been inipof.">lt>ie If It hail not been for the conduct
of your board, whleo l deem Illegal In its.v and
whii-.h raav bo fairly attributed u> illusion with
The Civil Service t'omnibsfon is intended by mm
tc» !>*>rvu as a ••in- ui>on the heads of th* city de
partments so as to prevent I hem from vtoUtl th«
law or its subsldlury nil*-?. Sei-tlon 19 of cliapter 370
<>f 'th» Laws <>: iy<3 prescribes th« way ia which
this check nhall be made effective. Under this .>«'»c
tion th« Civil Service Commissioner* are given
Jurisdiction over th« payroll*, and should only ear-
II ) such payrolls as are in conformity with th«>
I consider your resolution «f March It, which
was evidently Intended to validate previous Illegal
acts of Commissioner Schmitt, and to permit an
••wi-ion of the law as to his a*-** subset) to that
time, r.i have been passed In bad faith, ;in.l not
for th» uriM.se of enforcing, but rathfr of sub
rerting, the Civil Service law.
Even when at times I have doubted tlm advisa
bility of certain acts hy th« heads .it the city
departments. I have refrained from any Interfer
ence with the exercise of their discretion and have
avoided any criticism on the subject lest I might
diminish their sense of persona] responsibility anil
of complete accountability for tho administration
of their respective departments, but I cannot main
tain such .it. attitude when I believe th« law his
been purposely evaded, it Is not enough to urge
that by such evasion of the law the city has sus
tained no pecuniary loss, or that political opponents
wero in their Urns adepts at men violations. Your
oath of office, and mine. requires from each of us
an effort to administer our respective trusts accord-
Ing to law, and in th» public Interest; and the city
expects that that oath .shall be kept with an exer
cise, of intelligence, and right conscience.
Mr. MoCooey has held Civil Service places
for seventeen years, having been one of the sec
retaries of the Civil Service Commission and
having been assistant postmaster In Brooklyn.
He has been sufficiently active in polities us one
of th« supporters of Senator McCarren In the
Kings County Democracy to invite the. bolt of
Tammany lightning which he said yesterday he
was sure had struck him.
Mi. Coler said after bis appointment: "I ac
cept the place under strong pressure from the
Mayor. I shall serve In the beat capacity 1 am
able, and there win be no violation of the Civil
Service laws. The Civil Service Reform As
•ociation and the Civil Service Commission will
work together in perfect harmony.*
Somebody suggested to the Mayor just as ha
was leaving the City Hall for the day that the
McCarren men mlgnt consider the removal of
McCooey as a renewal of the Murphy-McCarren
•I have nothing to say." be declared. "The
facts must speak for themselves."
Jerome sies'.i i' vice-president of the Slegel-
Cooper Company. Hal Bell is a Manhattan
lawyer who has been looking for a Republican
nomination for office. Eugene F. O'Connor la a
Brooklyn business man who was State Senator
yearS agro. and has been expecUng to run for
oflice again. Edward A. Crowninshield Is a dec.
orator. Joseph P. Day li a real eatate auction
eer, and has been on terms of personal friend
phlp with Charles K. Murphy. Mis. Day and
MrH. Murphy are said to be relatives, and tbe
two families have spent summer outings to
Last nigi^t Messrs. Biegel, Crowoinahlelt] arid
Bell made public a letter they i»u»t written at. a
sent last night to Mayor McCleUan. The letter
W« acknowledge receipt of your letters addressed
ti> us respectively of this date (October •">. and as
thos<« letter* are lubstaiitlftlty the sam'. charging
its with collusion ami Illrj-iil net* a* Mniil.ij.;>|
livil Swrvica Oi«mml«<imuT«. wo rollertitely ami
inOivlduully n-.iV>.- .in»wor thereto ilu-t sj,.],
charges an- absolutely fuliu>. untriM ;n>fl riiUrtitoiM
and without foundation or Justification In law «>r
upon the facts, whatsoever, an<l we believe that
on were nn advised ami so convinced when you
took your unwarranted and Indefensible action to.
tiny. Whatever wrong has been committed In this
affair, either in la* or »n morals, has been •»»».
mitted by you and not by us. .ttack
We further believe it was your desire to ••'»«
the nresident of the commission tccause «*• _"S
allts^lations to the Democratic orsanlxatlon £
Kin's County, and hi order to accomplisn >""■
purpose. °ySu wholly abandoned all tho** «ent£
ment» that control men of honor and &**£?*£%£.
attempted to assassinate the character and repu
tation *>f all members of the somznission.
At his office in Claremont Park j^sterday.
Commissioner BctSOttt would say little con
cerning his removal by the Mayor.
• I stand on my record," he said. "I leave
here with the full consciousness of. duty per
formed. My hands are clean. I wll} rest my
administration of the Park Department on the
Judgment of the people."
Among Bronx Tammany men last night It
was the general Impression that Borough Pres
ident Haffen had brought about the removal of
Several reasons were given in support 0* this
Some said that Haffen feared that Schmitt s
brewery concern would make inroads on the
business of the Haffen brewery, which supplies
the bulk of the beer sold by Bronx saloons.
Another reason advanced was that Haffen
had not been able to use Schmltt in having men
appointed to places in the Park Department.
The politicians recalled a meeting of CTe North
Side Board of Trade some months ago at which
both Schmitt and Haffen were present. Haffen.
it was said, had made a speech criticising the
administration of the Park Department.
Schmitt, In reply, admitted that some of the
men in the department were lazy, but said that
they were the ones appointed by Haffen.
SKETCHES OF APPOINTEES
BIRD SIM COLER.
Bird Sim Coler. who becomes president of the
Civil Service Commission as a result of yesterday's
upheaval. Is a man of many activities, who has
hecn almost constantly In the public ays for a num
ber of years. The most Important public office
which he has held was that of Controller. He was
a candidate for Governor in IMS on the Democratic
ticket, but was defeated by B. B. Ode!!. Jr. He Is
connected with his father's Arm. W. N. Coler & Co..
bankers, with offices at No. D Cedar-st.
Mr. Coler was born at Champaign. lIL. on Octo
ber 9, 1868. Ills father was a descendant of the
Nuretnbergers who settled In Philadelphia, after
the Revolution, afterward travelling to Ohio and
Illinois. His mother. Cordelia 81m Coler. came
from Scottish ancestry. William N. Coler fought
through the Civil War. and after making a reputa
tion as a lawyer and a specialist on municipal bonds,
came to this city and established the banking nous*
which bears his name.
Bird S. Coler was educated In th* Brooklyn Poly
technic School and Philllps-Andovwr Academy. He
was not graduated from the latter school, however.
as his services were needed in his father's office
in this city. He entered business m MM. After
three years he was admitted to partnership, bo
came a member of the Stock Exchange, and in th»
firm s Interest travelled all over the country. e*e
cutir.g delicate financial and municipal commission*
His love for politics. It Is said, was Inherited,
and it soon manifested Itself. The Twenty-third
Ward Democratic Club. In Brooklyn, was th« first
political machine of which he was a member. He
was afterward made a member of the county com
mittee of Kings, and was chairman of its finance
committee for several years. In 1533 he was nomi
nated for alderman-at-larg? and proved, a hard
man to defeat, as he ran away ahead of his ticket.
In 1»7. partly through the support of Hush Me-
Laughlln. h» was elected Controller of greater New.
York after an exciting campaign.
He fought and helped to block the Ramapo water
steal. la 1900 charges of official wrongdoing were
preferred against him to Governor Roosevelt by
Jacob W. Mack. After an Investigation they were
dismissed. Before his term of office expired h»
was mentioned as a Tammany candidate for Mayor.
He was finally nominated for Governor.
In S«T>f*mber last year an attack was made upon
him by several stockholders of the Guardian Trust
Company, of which h» was president. They
charged that he deposited the company's funds to
secure personal loans. He declared that the action
was au* to politics. ll* anally resigned th« presi
dency, to which there was attached a salary of
85.0 M a year. He remained a director In th« com
pany. Ha Is a director in the. Medina Sandstone
Company, the Brooklyn Sank, the Maiden Lans
Savings Bank, the Peckham Manufacturing Com
pany, and resident of the Texas Bank and
He married. on October 1«, IKS. Miss Emily Moore,
of Brooklyn. They have one son. R> Is fond of
hunting, fishing, yachting, and has travelled around
the world several times. His hobby is the cotlect
iiiß of rare books, of which he has a library of
more than three thousand. He is a member of the
Democratic. Brooklyn. Lotos, Manhattan and sev
eral other clubs.
RUEL ROSS APPLETON.
Kiel Roes Appleton. the new Republican mem
bet cf the commission, is a banker In N«w-Tork-
He I is lived for the last twenty-seven years in
the Sixth Ward. Brooklyn. II<» Is managing di
rector of the Fourteenth Street Bank. In this city,
a director ta other financial concerns, and a mem
ber of the Manufacturers* Association and. the
Merchants* Association. Among his clubs *r« th«
Hamilton. Union League, Brooklyn. Oermaaia and
He was appointed head of the Tax Department
In the city of Brooklyn by Mayor Schieren. and
w:is by Mayor Wurster. In his two
terms he handlod about !<SS>.W\OOO of the people's
niyney. anil greatly reduced th« expenses of main
tainlns his department.
l'e « ;: nominated for President of th* Council
In 1597. but was defeated. II«» was the prime mover
lii the establishment of th« Public Library, in
Brooklyn, and has long been a director of N. Ha
ha* represented hi* ward several times in the
H*>;mb!kan County Committee, and has been a
delegate to several national art State conven
tions. He is about forty-seven years old.
ALFRED J. TALLEY.
Alfrea J. Talley, the second Democratic member 1
of i;..- commission, is a lawyer of the firm of St.
John. Talley & Sherrtck. with office* at No. 17
Wllllam-st. He Is a graduate of St. Francis Xavter
College and of th<j New-York Law School, class
Of "98. He has been actlvo in th»> Democratic or
ganization of the IXth Assembly District, and has
li ea a delegate to the last two State conventions.
He baa never before held public ©Rice, and says
that the present appointment came as a surprise
to him. Mr. Talley Is thirty years old. He lives
at No 20;! West Tweuty-nrat-st.. Manhattan.
HIGGISS HERE TO-DAY.
Sot to Make a Stumping Tour —
Good Reports Ready for Odell.
Frank W. Higgins. the Republican candidate
for Governor, will tome to the c]^y to-day to
remain over Sunday. Governor Odell Is expect
ed back from St. LouU either this afternoon or
to-morrow , morning. George B. Cortelyou.
chairman of the National Committee, v.-ho left
the city yesterday to attend the funeral of his
wife's mother. Is also expected hack to-day, and
a conference of th» New-York State leaders with
Mr. Cortelyou will probably take place.
Mr. HlnhUl it was said last night, will not
make a stumping tour of the State. He will
probably deliver several formal addresses be
tween now and election In order to explain his
position, but he will not tour th© State. He will
have personal headquarters at the Albetnarle.
but will work In harmony with the State head-
Quarters in fh* Fifth AtbbVm Hotel.
The admonitions of Governor Odell have
proved beneficial to the leaders, both in Man
hattan and Kings County. It was learned yes
terday that th« Tammany leaders are thorough
ly aroused at the activity of the Republicans,
Never in Its history can, Tammany remember a
time when the Republican leaders hare taken
the field so vigorously as Is th* case- now. A
house-to-house canvass under the auspices of
the Republican organization has aroused the
Tammany leaders. Wherever the Tammany
men «•> they find th.- Republican workers have
been there ahead of them. Across the river the
Republican organization has also felt the spur.
Governor Odell has stated emphatically that he
win accept no excuses this year, and that results
must be shown. To this end the organisations
In Kings and also In this county are working
under higher pressure than ever before, and
when th*> Governor returns to-day ho will get
excellent reports of progress made.
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