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ber 4 to October 7. Th« RepuWican convention Is
Used for October 5, and the change by the Demo
' crats Is taken as a proof of weakness. The Repub
licans had planned to make their nominating con
\ cntlon the opening gun of the rampaiarn and to
name "Cassldylsm* as the real Issue of the flght.
Borough President Joseph Cassldy of Quecas •■■
chairman of the Democratic County Committee,
and he is the only member possessing authority
to change th<» date of the convention. Hto action
; is taken by the Republicans as indicating that he
ia afraid of the out.>ome of the campaign and
wants to take r.A vantage of every point.
The Democratic Assembly convention has also
! b«en changed from October 7 to October 9. That
' change is due to troubles in the 2d Ward
ercanlzatlon. Joseph Sulliran, of Newton, has
held the office two succeeding terms and wants It
a«ain, but there arrears to be a fear that more
* than one third term candidate on the t«cketra!rht
■ prove to be a serious handicap. Pwldcrit <assi«i>
nan beld his office twice. A friend of hl» saM
last night that the reason for the change or datej
■sras troubles in the party organization that Hart
io be straightened out before Mr. Cassldy wouid
ivrmlt his name tn ro before the convention
Joseph Bermel. Commtsioner of Piiblic Works, is
making a hot fight for the nomination and is
backed br the German voters in the borot
B«rmel's friends declare that he has a sufficient
aurabT of delegates to prevent the nomination of
Cassidy unless a compromise is made.
FIGHTS ON IN BROOKLYN.
McCarren' Strength Will Be Tested
in Many Districts To-morrow.
Senator Patrick H. MeCarren will have an op
portunity to show .lust how strong- his hold on the.
Brooklyn Democratic electors is at the primaries
!tQ be held to-morrow. In three districts the results
Of his work to oust the old MeLaughlin leaders, the
only members of the executive committee he does
not control, will bo brought to th« test. These dis
tricts are now under th*» domination of James
' Shevlin, the former first lieutenant of McLau^hlin.
and Shevlin has been putting up a terriflo struggle
; to retain the vestigre of political Influence- remaln-
I ins to him. Should he lose any of these districts
It Is doubtful if he ever again will play any great
part in Democratic affairs in Kings County.
In all the other eighteen Assembly districts, ex
cept Sve, fights are being made to defeat the Mc-
Carren leaders. In pome of the districts the op
i liesllluu Is divided and poorly organized, but in
others the contest has been spirited. Well Informed
• politicians, howerer, say It will be a surprise If
I MeCarren loses any of the districts he now con
trols, while there is a possibility of his success in
; the 11th and 12th districts, now controlled by Shev
lin. The districts and leaders of the fights on each
side are as follows:
DUtriCt. McCarren. Anti-McCarrea.
2 EMward J. Meanr John J. Walsh
« J*mee B- Bouck. Robert F. Gillln
6....... John J. Porman Frank I'lrirh
»•* John Morrlssey Grar ..Frank W. Fo*.«y
t James H. McCabe.._, Myi e MePariland
*0 Henry f. Haggerty John H. Pelan-y
11 Thcmae F. Byrnes Thomas R. Farrell
12 Michael E. Butler Matthew E. Pooler
13 Owni J. Murphy ...... Bartle7 J. Wrigb:
14... Patrick H. McCaiT»n Jamts Murray
16. Jamos S. Began Patrick F. Lynch
IT Henry F. Cochran* Joseph P. IVmneliy
18 Henry F. Hesterb^rg; John F. D»y»r
18— John H. McCooey Frank D. Creamer
W... Conrad Hasenflug fM-n-ard Gllnn?n
20 D»nniß Winter Otto Wirke
21 James F. Pinrn-'tt Henry J. Furlnna;
The 2d District is the third controlled by the oi<t
McLaughlln influence. Judge Walsh. the- present
leader, is strongly Intrenched, and it is not thought
possible that E. J. Meary. the IfcCarven man. will
ba abie to defeat him. Meany expresses great eon
fldence, however, and scored a point when he ob
tained the support of Martin F. <""only. who has a
not Inconsiderable following.
R. F. Giilin says that he will defeat Tax Commis
sioner Bouck in the 4th District. -And It is ronceded
that he will get a large vote_ .fn'hn If. Gray, in the
Bth. and James H. McOaba, in the 9th. will have no
difficulty in defeating- the SBtl-lfcCaxren men. Tn
the latter district, which has always been noted for
its primary fiphTs, the interest this year is slight,
because Senator James H. Keogh. who fought
against Mcc.abe, the McCarren man, a year ago,
has since made his peace with the county leader
and joined forces with IfcCabe. lfcPartland*a fight
is largely a personal one, because he does not like
One of the. stin>st anti-M>C*rren fight* hns been
made by John H. Delaney in the loth District. He
is opposing Henry F. Haegerty, former Deputy
Police Commissioner and 1-iw partner of McCarren.
and has aroused great enthusiasm I>y raising the
"red light" issue. If any one of the McCarren load
ers is defeated it will be Haggerty.
In the 11th District Thomas F. Byrnes, the Mc-
Carren Deputy Water Commissioner, who was re
iroved by Tammany in its fight with the Brooklyn
organization, has for more than a year been work
ing to overthrow Thomas R. Farr»U. the Shevlin
leader of the district, who was appointed to the
position from which Byrnes was ousted. Byrnes
has undoubtedly made large inroad? into the
strength of Farreil. and the result of the voting
to-morrow is much in doubt.
Michael E Futler ha^ taken up the MeCarrec
battle against Register Dooley in the 12th District
this year in place of Walter C. Barton, who made
an unsuccessful attempt to overthrown I "ooley a
year ago. Butler has made a remarkably active
and successful campaign, and Dooley margin of
strength at the polls to-morrow will not be large.
Murphy, McCarren and Regan, in the 13th. 14th
f=nd Wth districts, respectively, will have no trouble
in defeating the opposition. A bitter fight, however.
has been put up against MeCarren in his home
district, where particular attention lias been given
to his record as a representative of the Standard
Otl and gas interests. _._,
In the 17th District, Donnelly, who was the origi
nal McCarren man. and was one of the most active
In wresting it from .lohn I«. Shea, the old Mc-
Xiaughlin lieutenant, h«s since rev< rsed himself and
is now heading the former Shea forces in opposi
tion to McCarren. Donnelly expects to win. al
though there has been so much changing and di
vision In the distrlct that his victory is noi beyond
The 18th District has two leaders, or representa
tives, in the executive; committee. Hesterberg and
JjeCooey, thp McCarren men. will liavn no diffi
culty in winning, alt hougli Creamer, the foiiiiet
McLaughlin -leader, is fighting MeCooey. and
Dwyer is putting up a semblance of opposition to
OUnnen and Wicke have not a show in the 19th
and 20th districts. Although Furlong h.is put up a
good fight against Sinnott In the 21st District, he
Is not expected to win.
Although Tammany Hall is supposed to be keepjn<
Its hands o!T the Brooklyn primary situation this
year, It If surmised that some money fr->m across
the river has lound its way to the antl-McCarren
LAST GUN FOR DELANEY.
iff. F. Haggerty Denounced at
Brooklyn had its first regularly organized Sun
day night political nesting In the Majestic Theatre
last night. It was tlie final gun in the attempt to
get rid of Henry F. Haggerty as Democratic lead
er in the borough's "red light'" district, and wa?
held In the interests of John H. Delaney by the
"Women's Anti-Vice Auxiliary of the district under
the auspices of I>e!am-y's Montlcello Club.
Haggerty is McCarren's man and is. al-=o. the
man whom Commissioner McAdoo dismissed as
police commissioner of Brooklyn with a scathing
criticism of his conduct In oftlce. While the. fight
was on between Murphy and McCarren, Delaney
was understood to be Murphy's representative In
the district, and when peace was patched up be
tween Murphy and McCatren. Delaney refuseri to
jrive up the fight. Despite the rain la*t night, h«
had an enthusiastic meeting, with ■ big crowd and
plenty of ebsers. The women filled the boxer, and
first rows of the orchestra chairs, snd the men
pretty well filled up the rest of the house.
There were two or three attempts by Haggerty
■ympathlr.ers to break up the meeting, but they
did r;ot get very fa. The first man was promptly
hust'ed out by the pol!<«e. The second got as far
JuT ••Three cheers for Hag- " wh-n there wus the
Sund ofa lieavv fall, and Mr. Delaney continued
S3* a dJcowHis silence. At another point In the
arS rfwo m.-n pro e.-,i«,l hastily «o the gallery en
tranct- by requ^t and there paused to vociferate
forthe dlscrciiu-d moral censor, bul they received
S&J^Smin^Glacken presided at the meeting, and
thTsDe^kers were &njamtn Bowden. Robert M.
C&mpbefl Binghln. T. Wilson and Mr Delaney
Hagcertv is McCarren's law partner, and Mr. De-
Unev brought out a list to show that all »h« pHs
oners taken in Ted light" raids in the district
were defended by Huggerty when they were ar
raigned in th« Adams-fit, court He dwelt at l-ngth
on the conditions in the .Hstrlct :i!,.l sa d that^ no
decent, Bdf-respecting -man could afford to asso
ciate with tli^ vtctoos elemenl at the li»a.l of the
Penwratic party In the «lfstri.-t. At the beginning
of his speech he s.-.id that an Invitation had been
mailed to HagK'rty to be present, and had asked
him or some representative to come to the piatrorm
and dftbr.te the oj-«- tions at issue. The only re
aponse was ih» abortive attempt to cheer for tne
dethroned police official. '
Bingharci T. Wilson ma-ie ihe liveliest speech of
the meeting. H<? is the liresltipnt of th<> Atiti-oas
Trust Lragiif. ,-ir.d Ihe chairman said that he
would epeak ab.iut j?as. v. hich was a flaming Issus
tn the campaign Mr Wilson devoted a large part
of his time to MeCarrer- as the representative of
tbe trusts corporal*, gre^l an.l "graft" of all Kinos.
He remarked that he had been accused of a per
aonal dlfellke for McCarren. but he said That, on
th*; contra-y. he \i-wil ">!<* 'arren> personality
extremely -. n«.inir. lie lo«kfl like .' (•'•tnic opera
romcdi'ii in distress; « fcJlow thai wanted to Blns
but didu't kiuiw where tv Lvgiu."
MURDIiRED GIRL KNOWN.
ARREST EXPECTED SOON.
Body Fotnd Near Pelham Road
That of Lace Trimmer.
Although livta* within a few hundred yards
of the piaca where she wns murdered, it was
i*»t until yesterday that the body of tho young
woman \vh cli was found in Pelham Road near
Edison-aye.. Saturday. WRB identified as that of
Miss Augusia Pfelffer. twenty-two years old. of
Pelhani Road, near the Knstcrn Boulwvard.
About 9:30 o'clock last evening Coroner
O'Gorman and Captain Burfeind, with several
detectives, left the Westchester station in a
patrol wajron. surrounding their movements
with great secrecy.
On their return, some time later, th»y brought
five boys, one man nnd a woman, whose nam»>s
they refuse to reveal. The captain stated that
these were the most Important witnesses oi>
tnlned In the cas*p, but that the man whom they
suspected of the murder and whom they ex
pected to apprehend last night had left town.
The police expect to capture him to-day.
At 1:10 o'clock this (Monday) morning Coroner
O'Gorman issued the following statement: "I
have issued a warrant for the arrest of Joseph
Girard, a driver, of Eastern Boulevard, on a
charge of homicide. We have traced the move
ments of the man up to the time of the. murder
and to within 200 feet of the place. We have
also traced the movements of the girl up to 8:30
o'clock on Wednesday night, when she boarded
a Throg's Neck car. The two undoubtedly met.
The man's clothing has been found In the home
of Mrs. Julia B. McMahon. of Pelham Road,
near Eastern Boulevard, and consists of overalls
and jumper. These are smeared with blood.
The last seen of Girard was when he left home
on Thursday morning at 6 o'clock."
Edward Karned. a hack driver, and the Me-
Mahon woman were the couple arrested last
night, and have, been committed to the House
of Detention. Captain Burfelnd is on the trail
of Girard, and says that he will have him within
The identification came about through Frances
Breiner, the twelve-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Louisa Brelner, of No. 844 East 136th-st., who
read the account of the tragedy In the Sunday
papers. After talking over the description given
In the papers with her parents Frances went
to the home <of Hugo Falkenstein. a Jeweller, at
No. 837 East 13Pth-st., who was a. friend of the
Pfeiffer girl, and called his attention to the de
Falkeneteln was so impressed that he hunted
up Ooroner O'Gorman, and in his company paid
a visit to the Fordham Morgua. wh«re he Iden
tified the body at once. Both th 3 coroner and
Captain Burfeind. of the Westehester station,
were rather skeptical over the Identification, as
The Bronx detective force had scoured the
neighborhood, and no one answering to the de
scription of the murdered girl was found to be
Further Invent ie-attnn, however, proved that
the identification was correct. It Js peculiar
that on Saturday night Detectives Dillon. Rap
pold and Win.J held a consultation concerning
the case in the road directly in front of the
Pfeiffer house, while members of the family
stood by and listened.
Augusta lived wit"h her .stepfather, who was
also her uncle, her mother's first husband hav
ing been Pfeiffer's brother. Her mother's
younger brother, Emll, and a baby stepsister
were the other members of th^ family who
lived at home. Two other sisters live away from
home, as does an older brother, Paul, who Is
employed as a driver for a bakery in Man
hattan, and w'nn lives at No. 3.N03 3d-ave.
Augusta was employed as a lace trimmer at
137th-st. and Willbw-ave. In the winter she
had been in the habit of boarding with the
Brelner family, to be nearer her work. This
year she left home earlier, on account of a
trivial quarrel with her mother, three weeks
Tv.o weeks ago. the girl returned to her home,
to take away some of her clothing, but not being
able to take it al! at that time, she made an ap
pointment with her brother Paul to meet him,
and return, last Wednesday night, for the re
mainder. Her brother waited for her at the
place appointed, which was near the house, unti!
i> o'clock, but, as she failed to appear, he de
cided that she had been detained and returned
to his <>wn home.
Augusta lefl the Brelners about S o'clock on
Wednesday night, carrying a small dress suit
case, In which she Intended to place her cloth-
Ing. That was the last time she was seen alive
by any one who knew her. The walk from tlie
car to her home on the Pelham Road is a lonely
one, and it was undoubtedly while on this road
that she was attacked.
The autopsy showed that when found the
young' woman had noi been dead over twelve
hours. She must then have di^-d about I o'clock
Saturday morning. If thi.-i was the case, she
must have lain unconscious In the thicket where
her body was found sincH Wednesday i-vening.
Even had she regained consciousness in that
time she was too badly injured and too weak to
With the identification of the body by Kalken
stein and the subsequent verification by others
who wen- called, the. girl's Immediate fam
ily were summoned befor-: Coroner O'Gorman
and < "avMir. BurfiTi! for examination. Mrs.
PfeUter was overcome by sorrow hik; remorse,
and fainted when she was apprised of her
daughter'?: death. She; accused herself o* bein»?
th« car.sj of her daughter leaving; hoina, anJ
thus Indlre -tly of the murder. Beyond the facts
already stated nothing' furthsr was learned re
garding the srfr!' I movements beforo the crime.
After listening to the statements of memberj
of the family, Captain Burnend and Detective
Sergeant Price, of the Bronx Detective Bureau,
came to the conclusion that the crime was the
work of some member of a rough element which
frequents that neighborhood. With this aa a
basis, tho detective force was sent out to round
up all suspicious characters. Before J» o'clock
last night the police had over half dozen young
nien in their clutches, and all of these were sub-
Jected to the "sweating" process.
As a result of his questioning and Investiga
tion' Captain Burfiend announced confidently
that he would have the perpetrator of the deed
under arrest before midnight.
NEGROES FORM POLITICAL SOCIETY.
Organized to Obtain Some of the Patronage
of Men They Elect.
In a shmt address made ; ,t the evening service
of the Betnel Afri-:m Methodist Episcopal Church,
in West 2'tlist . last night, the pastor, the Rev.
T. Wellington Henderson, urged his parishioners to
become is factor In the corning contest f<>r Mayor,
and also announced the formation of a new society
amnnjc ihe colored voters c.ille.i the Colored Men's
Municipal Association. This association, he ex
plained, was being formed to demand for the ne
gro a return for his vote. In part, he said:
I:i th*- past we have <lone our full share of voting,
but have we had any share In administering the
affairs afier election? In Chicago 1 find scores ••?
our race holding positions <>( trust and honor after
election. There are In Chicago to-day between
twi> and three hundred negro policemen. In Phiin
delohla nearly two hundred, while in New-York
«•■ have not one.
Why Is it that only Irishmen and ether foreign
ers are allowed !•> police the streets here? it is
not because we are cowards, fm history has proved
to the contrary, but because, utter we help elect
the ni'it to office we ieave them alone t.. Kive all
the oftl' es to others
SOCIAL DEMOCRATS DISCHARGED.
Pauken ;«:!•] Fred Paulitsch, the two spell
binders Of tl.e Social I party, who were
arrested on Saturday night in I4th-s< Itear Irving
M<v-e. after they had succeeded In nearly breaking
up the sh,, w m the Academy of Music". wer« ...
I before Magistrate Baker, in the forkviUe
court, yesterday, and discharged. '
PACKING BOX MAKERS' STRIKE OFF.
It was announced yesterday that the general
strike of the members of the Peeking Box Makers'
I'nlon for the nine hour workday, which went Into
effect three weeks ago, had beep declared off un
conditionally, and that the strikers w»rc Instructed
to seek reinstatement on the best terms th.«y could
B ft. The delegate of the Packing Box Maker* 1
Union Mid yest«|rdaj evenlnf that the strike would
nave been s success if the strikers had obtained
ilie Kuooort ot Uw other uniuiui.
SkAV-YOKK DAILY TKIBUiSE. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 18. 1905.
THE LOSSES AT BAKU.
Thirtif-four Oil Plants in the District
St. Petersburg. Sept. 17.— According to tele
grams received from Baku to-day the plants of
twenty-one oil companies and those of thirteen
private owners were completely destroyed in the
riotinp. The Raku company lost a third of its
derricks, the Nobel company 40 per cent and th«
Born company 50 ver cent. Only one of the
Rothschild properties is intact.
CHOLERA IN POLAND.
One Fatal Case Admitted by the
Loinza. Russian Poland. Sept. 17.— 1t has
now been established that a fatal case of chol
era occurred among raftsmen from Byelostok, on
the Narev River. All the members of the crew
have been isolated, and other precautionary
measures have been taken.
Back from Visiting Tokio, He De
scribes Feeling in Japan.
Congressman Herbert Parsons and Mrs. Par
sons, who were in Secretary Taft's party on the
recent trip to the Philippines, returned to the
city yesterday, arriving on the Twentieth Cen
tury-train over ihe New-York Central. In his
home. No. 112 East 3nth-st.. Mr. Parsons said
he and Mrs. Parsons had enjoyed their trip im
mensely, and had beer. In irood health from the
time of thr-!;- departure from the city. They left
the Taft party at Manila and went on a sep
arate excursion, which ended at Tokio. They
sailed from th* Japanese port on the. steamer
Empress of India, which arrived at Victoria,
R. r\, on September 12. Mr. Parsons had prom
ised the Republicans Of the 25th Assembly Dis
trict to be back in the city in time for the pri
maries to-morrow, or he might have remained in
Japan a little longer. ■
In Tokio he and Mrs. Parsons were enter
tained at the home of Mr. Matsukata. a son of
Count Matsukata, one of the Rider Statesmen
of Japan and a former Minister of Finance. Mr.
Parsons had opportunities to jearn much of the
internal conditions of Japan, and he said yester
day that before he left Tokio he was told by
well informed Japanese that the terms of the
treaty of peace with Russia probably would ex
cite trouble in Japan.
"They asked me."" Mr. Parpons said, "whether
Japan's demands were fair, and I said I thought
Americans would think so, but it did not se«m
to me that they could expect Russia to pay an
Indemnity, for there was no precedent for an in
demnity under the circumstances.
"Japan lias stood the war well thus far. but
thoughtful Japanese realize that by stopping her
extraordinary expense now she will be able to
progress materially —so much that peace at this
time wiil be more to her benefit, considering the
many things she does get. than peace later on
might be. eveni though, nfter more fighting and.
further expense, she could get still more then.
There was a strong desire to get the whole of
Sagrhalien Isla.nd. nut this was almost entirely
for sentimental reasons."
Mr Parsons did not meet K. H. Harrlman in
Tokio, although he ran across Mr. Harrlman's
secretary in the street, and also saw Mrs. Har
riman lti one of the shops. He said he felt sur
prise at the report that Mr. Harriman came near
beinp mobbed, because Americans were being
received with many expressions of regard In
A BRITISH SUBJECT RELEASED.
Vice-Consul at Shanghai Forces Officials to
Give Up Prisoner.
Shanghai. Sept 17.— The British vice-consul.
who left here last Friday for Qulnsan to insißt
on the release of a British subject held prisoner
tn(: > re by the. Chinese authorities, returned to
day with the man.
BARON KOMURA RECOVERING.
Condition Entirely Satisfactory— Doctors Re
Official and unofficial reports that were issued
froir. the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday indicate that
Bsron Komura is on the road to recovery from the
illness that prevented him from returning to Japan
last Thursday with the other members of the
Early In the week it was thought by one of the
attending physicians that the baron had typhoid
fever. The developments of the last three days
show that he. has escaped tho typhoid, and yes
terday's bulletin shows that his illness is not seri
It was learned at the hotel that the baron spent
an exceedingly comfortable night. «nd yesterday
morning was more bright and cheerful than he
lias been at any time since his return from Ports
The following bulletin was given out at the Wal
dorf-Astoria Hotel last night:
The condition of Baron Komura at 6 p. m.. in the
opinion of hoth physicians in attendance, was satis
factory In every rt-spect. Dr. Pelaflelii will see him
only once Monday.
Delegates to Meet Again Monday —
Storthing's Action Doubtful.
Karlstad, Sept. 17— The Norwegian and Swed
ish delegates sat In conference to-day from noon
until 2 o'clock and from 5 until 7 o'clock. They
adjourned until Monday.
The question of fortifications is still being dis
cussed, and some unforeseen difficulties have ap
peared. It is expected, however, that the dis
cussions will be concluded on Wednesday. The
result will then be submitted to the Riksdag and
the Storthing. The Riksdag's approval of the
result of the negotiations is sure, but that of the
Storthing is doubtful, especially tf tho Nor
wegian delegates yield on the questions con
cerning the forts.
CONFIRMATION OF AGREEMENT.
Washington, Sept. 17.— Trustworthy informa
tion reaches the Department of State by way of
Paris that in a few days Sweden and .V'-rway
are. expected to reach an amicable settlement.
The consideration of details has caused delay.
SOCIALIST CONGRESS OPENS.
Paul Singer Makes Address of Welcome —
Bitter Debates Expected.
Jena. Sept. 17— The annual congress of the Social
Democratic Party opened here to-night under the
presidency of I'aul Singer, who weloomed the deie
pntes The delegates In attendance on th« congrrgs
include Herr Bebel, the Socialist leader in the.
ReichMng, nnd Herren Vollmar and Bernstein, So
cialist member" >if the RelchHtng. Owing to their
ace and condition of health, it Is expected that
neither Herr Singer nor Herr Bebel will take n
promlneni part In the proceedings. No questions
df great Importance ;tre likely to be discussed. An
attempt will l»» made t«> depose the 'Vorwflrts"
Hf. the organ >>f the party, and ncrlmonious debates
over lons standing internal party dissensions ar«
MUCH WHISKEY, THEN A BULLET.
Robert O'Lasry. a military prisor.er on Governor
Island, was not on hand yesterday morning, when
Sergeant Wade ordered a rollcall of the, prisoners
at the ("astle. He was found ten minutes later In
lieutenant Meller's home with a bullet In his right
■lde He was taken to the hospital, where it wa»
found he must have consumed about a quart of
whiskey ami. in « fit of temporary insanity, shot
himself. How h* got the whtakey and the pistol Is
n'Uary wa« serving an elghteen-months sen
tence for desertion from Fort Totten. May 11. 1901.
but wa.« permitted outside ihe <astl« from time to
time. He dl.l work shout Lieutenant M«i)er's horn«.
The hospital physicians My bi may recover, thuuah
ii... 4...U .-.-v. U4U lot to Urn btarv
OFFICIAL '"SCALE" NEXT.
IN THE INSURANCE PROBE.
Committee to Look Into Commis
sions Outside Regular Salaries.
A forthcoming phase of the legislative Insurance
inquiry, it was said yesterday, will be the investi
gation of alleged percentages received by high in
surance offit inls on business written. In addition
«o their salaries and fees, The committee, it Is
said, has received communications declaring thai
it has been the custom of high officers In several
big companies to receive such percentnges ami
As regards the rumor that J. Pierponf Morgan
may ho called en to testify before the committee,
Assemblyman Kzra V. Prentice, the secretary of
the committee, said to a Tribune repot tor yesterday:
The committee will have no hesitation In calling
on Mr. Morgan, or any other man. to testify, if it
believes that his testimony Is essential to the In
oulrv or that he Is the man best qualified to fur
nish the committee with the information if seeks.
In the light of the hearings up to date, however. I
see no reason why Mr. Morgan should be called on.
Asked as to the report that Cornelias N. Bliss
may be requested to furnish a list of nil contribu
tions received by the Republican National Commit
tee from life insurance companies last year. Mr.
I believe that any contributions so made will he
furnished by the insurance companies themselves
and that there will be HO need u > ratl on tho ' re;i3 "
urer of any committee.
Regarding the New-York Life's checks, aggre
gating UQO.OOO, payable at Albany to Andrew Ham
ilton, the Assemblyman said:
The committee will follow this trail to the end.
wherever it may lead or whomever It may affect.
Thf re will be no let-up.
From other sources it was learned that the com
mittee hopes that President IfcCall, in pursuance
of his policy of publicity, will be able to furnish
an explanation of this $KKW>o. Should the com
mittee become convin >ed of i foundation for tne
public impression of the object and destination of
this money, it is understood that no effort will De
spared to" thrust the probe into th* heart of the
affair, and discover who receive*! the money ana
It is pointed out that, in the last resort, the
legislative committee will not adjourn before Janu
ary 1, at the earliest, and that, all things consid
ered., it is entirely Improbable that Mr. Hamilton
will remain abroad fur another four months.
Hereafter, where the committee In its investiga
tion elicits an unexplained sum paid to a certain
man or body of men. it will l>e its policy, it Is said.
to subpoena the recipients
The committee w-ill hold an informal conference
to-morrow night on tho eve of the resumption or
the sessions. ,
Attorney *;o,i Pr a! Mayer is exp»ctrd back In town
BLAMES THE OFFICIALS.
C. F. U. Passes Resolutions Concern
ing Recent Disasters.
The elevated railroad disaster of last Mon<lay
was made the occasion of the adoptton of a long
preamble, nnd resolutions by the Central Federated
Union denouncing the onVialu of the Tnterborough
Rapid Transit Company, the State Railroad Com
mission, the Tenement House Commission nnd the
Builciings Department. The preamble goes back to
the General Slocum disaster, which, like those suc
ceeding it. is attributed to incompetence or neg
lect .-.n the part of official?. Then follow these,
among other resolutions:
Resolved. That this body, ieploring the terrible
loss of life which lias resulted, and extending Its
sympathy to those who have been bereaved by
these accidents, goes further and facing the practi
cal proposition disclosed by tli» situation hereby
condemns the wilful negligence of owners which
made possible the Genera! Slocum, Darlington
Hotel and other disasters of recent memory, and
the stiH later loss of life at 63d-st. on Monday last.
It is further
Resolved, and it is herehy expressed as the con
viction and helief of every delegate of this body,
that the members of the Stite Railroad Commis
sion having supervision of the elevated railways,
and the officials of the Buildings Department of
this city and of the Tenement House Department
in this city, having charge of the buildings where
thes* lives were lost, are morally, if not legally.
guilty of criminal negligence in allowing conditions
to fiist which would bring about such accidents.
Tn order that these resolutions may if possible be
of practical benefit to our members. It is further
Resolved, That this body hereby registers its vig
orous protest against the conditions which were al
lowed to prevail In the Buiklinss and Tenement
House departments of this city, and we call on tbe
city officials interested, and uarticuJarly on the
Mayor of greater New-York, to in.-sist on rigorous
and honest enforcement of the laws and. regula
tions affecting buildings, new and old. In the city
SWIMS FIFTEEN MILES.
Alfred Broun Wins Endurance Race
to Coney Island.
Alfred Brown was the only one to finish out of
thirty-one swimmers who started from the Brook
lyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge to swim to Coney
Island yesterday in the contest under the auspices
of the United States Volunteer Life Saving Corp?.
The race was to have taken place on the previous
Sunday, but on account of rain and cold was
The start was mad' at 11:40 a in.. The weather
was favorable, and a strong southeast wind helped
the swimmers. Brown covered the distance in a
little more than six hours, and finished in front
of Staueh's pavilion at S:IS o'clock. He said the
water was cold. The distance was estimated at
Brown's clogged determination to complete the
tifk was shown when lie readied Fort Lafayette.
He was seized with cramps, and seemed about to
give up the .swim when a member of the corps
encouraged him by informing him that all the
other competitors had dropped out >>f the contest.
Two relay trams, consisting of l;oye and Fal
coner and Kennedy and Moore tuok nart in the
swim. Kennedy, however, said he would swim the
entire distance, but gave up the task utter he
passed Fort Hamilton. At this point he was seized
with severe cramps.
Moore had the last relay, and finished half an
hour before Brown. He was exhausted when taken
out of the water, and It took fifteen minutes to
bring him to.
Antonio Ro«sl. of Coney Island, one of the con
testants, ca:ne near losing hi* life before the Bat
tery was reached. 1I« was seized with cramps in
the stomach, and the man following pulled him
out of the water when he was about to go down
for the third tlnif. He was unconscious, when
taken Into the boat, and It took three hours to re
Of the thirty-one that started In the contest
eight gave up after going two miles, five quit at
the fifth milo and s?ven at tlie sixth mile. Nine
parsed Fort Hamilton.
GENERAL MILES MAY NOT RUN.
Discouraged by Jomh Quincy — Talk of
[Ry Tfleßraph to The Tribunal
Boston, Sept. it. Friends of General Milea advise
him not to lie a candidate for the nomination for
Governor this year. He had a conference with
Joslah Quincy, the Democratic State leader, re
cently, nnd gathered from the tone of that inter
view that he cannot count on the support of the
executive- committee for his candidacy. He will i>ot
offer himself as a political sacrifice.
According to the Miles ni"ii. who ar» fighting
mad. the plan of the committee is to keep the
nomination tn the air until the very day of the con
vention, October 7. and then nominate ■ 'Mark
horse." That will give them a ohance to see if there
is a split in the Republicans over reciprocity.
CONEY READY FOR THE CARNIVAL.
Business Men Hope That Closing Celebra
tions Will Rival the Mardi Gras.
Despite the email crowds at Coney Island yester
day the business men wen- hopeful that the clos
ing carnival, which begins to-morrow and will
ia"t until Saturday night, win prolong the season,
Burf-avo. Is decorated with electric lighis and many
colored banners, while nineteen float* are ready for
the parade, which t« expected to rival the Mardl
Gran at New -Orleans.
The parade to-niorrow night will be reviewed by
city Officials at Surf-aye. ami West 21;;>. St. ..\ n
automobile parade will be one of the features of iij«
Coney Island celebration.
Ss.'Mity-eight policemen were transferred from
the seaside to Brooklyn precincts yesterday, leav
ing the usual wlnier detail of seventy-OBe men
Under Captain Dooley
NEW AUSTRIAN LINER HERE.
The Austrian sttami-r Franceses arrived yester
day on her first voyage, The Francesra was built
at Port Glasgow by BuaseU & Co., for Cusollch
Bros, of Trieste. She is designed for the pas-
Kenger service between Trieste and New-York
There nrr. accommodations lor thlrty-Mx cabin.
rfrty-e| K ht intermediate and 1.310 steerage passen
gers, A np«*d of fourteen kn"M wus maintained
on th- trini trip. H er tonnage Is 3,39* net register,
In preparing a collection of wares in
for the opening of the New
it has been realized that Small Articles are not less
important than bigonw, and nianv of the most (,harm
ing Pieecs shown are very Inexpensive.
Those who come only to *cc nrr qnite as wrleome
as those who come to buy
Tbe Gorham Company
Silversmiths and Galdsmitkt.
Fifth Avenue — Thirly-sixtli Street
FIREMEN HURT IN (RASH.
HURLED FROM TRICK.
Hook an(i Ladder Apparatus Upset
Avoiding Collision with Car.
Two flren-.en were injured yesterday afternoon
through the carelessness of a raotorman on a north
bound Bth-ave. surface a r in not bringing hi* car
to a stop when signalled to do so.
To avoid a collision and to save the lives of pas
sengers. Hook and Ladder Truck No. 12 was over
turned at the corner of Hudson-st. and West
The injured men were Lieutenant Inland Potter,
of No. 241 West 2flth-st.. and Fireman Andrew P.
BleManttt. of No. 957 2d-ave. Ueutenant Potter
■ustalned a broken collarbone, a dislocated shoul-
Ir-r and severe contusions to his head, right le?
and body. Fireman McManus is probably fatally
inlured, according to the doctors at St. Vincents
Hospital. He baa a fractured left arm. some bad
bruises and severe internal injuries Four other
firemen sustained minor injuries.
Truck No. 12 Wr Its house, at No. 2»?. West 30th
st . at 2:10 p nv. In answer to an alarm from Green
wich and 11th Bts. Fireman Donovan wai driving
and Fireman fasson was at the tiller. Thft tttXCM
of six tons, drawn by three R ray horses, turned
from West 20th-st. into Sth-ave.. and at a good rate
of speed went gouth.
When th« truck reached Hudson-*t. both Don
ovan and LJteutenant Potter, who was standing
on the turntable on the left band side of the truck,
noticed a rapidly approaching northbound Bth-ave,
car. Just above llth-sr. both Donovan and I-i" U
tenant Potter signalled the motorman to stop, real
izing that, if he did not, when the truck turned
into llth-st. a collision would be inevitable. In
spite of the warning shouts of the firemen, the car
Donovan succeeded in pullln* up hi? horses an-1
turning them into Wost U-th-St., but Casson could
not keep the alignment of the truck. To swing his
truck out into the street meant to collide with the
or.comini? car. which did not slacken speed, and he
was forcM to keep the rear truck of the appar
atus close to the curb.
The car cleared the end of the long extension
ladder by ten inches, the passengers' live 3 in tbe
car were safe, but the truck was doomed, for Cas-
Bon could not straighten out the rear wheels In
time to keep the topheavy truck from overturning.
The truck upset, carrying down the seven m-n who
were on it. Lieutenant Potter was thrown to the
sidewalk, striking on his h»ad. McManus was
caught by the overturning truck and pinioned be
neath it. and. as the frightened horses dr.^ it
for fifteen feet after the accident, he was badly
crusher! and bumoed.
Ponovan was strapped to his seat, and was not
thrown out. Casson. the tillerman. went over
with the truck, but he hugged his tiller ami waa
not thrown. The other men jumped.
The truck fell on its left s!de. with McManus
underneath it. Many citizens surround^ the cap
slztl truck, raised it and released McManus. who
The surface car. which kept on, was out of sight
before any one realized what had happened.
Lieutenant Potter was attended by Dr. Bur
rows, of the New-York Hospital, and removed in
the ambulance. After his dislocated shoulder was
reduced and his collarbone set h» returned to $he
Dr. Corcoran, of St. Vincent's Hospital, attended
McManus, and, pronouncing his condition very se
lious, hurried him to the hospital McManus has
been in the department less than one year.
The fire to which the truck was responding was.
as usual in s'Kh cases, a trifling one. It was at
No. 339 West llth-st.. and was nmong some rub
bish In a vacant lot.
Chief Howe said last night that the fault for
the accident laid entirely with the motorman of
the Sth-ave. car. He said that he wa« coming
down behind the truck in his huggy and saw the
whole accident He (iw the lieutenant and driver
signalling the motorman. an>l saw the motorrmn
ignore these signals anrl kr'ey or. with his car.
The chief continued:
The New-York City Railway Company, through
their motormen not obeying the rules, kills more.
ilremen in New-York than all the ftr*3. 1 ha\*> had
n lot of troublo in my district with motormen.
Motormen are. supposed to stop when they hear or
reo the flre apparatus approaching. Fire apparatus
lias the riglv of way. The men did the ri^ht thing.
This truck is 85 feet long. If Casson, the tillerman.
had not hugged that curve, the extension ladder
would have ripped open the car. nnd seme of th*»
passengers would undoubtedly nave been hurt.
CROWD SEES RESCUE.
Four Men Pulled from Water Near
Recreation Pier After Struggle.
Before the eyes of fully five hundred men. wom
en and children who were on the recreation pier
at East 112th-st. yesterday a rowboat containing
four men capsized and the occupants were thrown
into the water. Women fainted and children ran
about the pier screaming, while the four men. two
cliriging to the side of the pier and two to the up
turned boat, waited for help.
Edward Healy. an attendant at a free bath, and
John (VN^il. the watchman on the pier, who is a
memher of the New-York T.ife Savins Corps, saved
all the men. They were John Benetta, of No. 331
East 10Tth-st.; Frank Bovro, of No. 301 East 136th
st : Salvad iro Ladore, of No. 340 East l2oth-st.. and
James Ligroy, of No. 332 East 107th-st
Although none of them knew how to manage the
oars, the four men had spent the, day rowing about
the Harlem River.
Unable to guide the boat, the men finally rammed
Into the pier, head on. ami their boat turned turtle.
They could not take care of themselves in the
water, but two tried to climb up the side of the
pier, and the others clung to the boat.
Hearing the screams and cries on the pier, Healy
dove, into the water and hHd up two of the men.
while, he gave commands to the other two. He was
assisted by o'NVil, who sprang into th« water a
few minutes later. While the two rescuers were
busy In tho water restraining the fears of the
four raw. Patrolmen Sheehao and Woodln wore
endeavoring to subdue the panic on the. pier and to
find life preservers for the rescued ana rescuers.
Finally they threw four life preservers Into the
water, and Healy and O'Neil, after beating the
terrified men into submission, managed t.> >r«»t the
preservers on them. Then one aft» r the other they
were hauled to the pier. They were mcl by an
ambulance, but noas would accept attention md
all hurried away shivering. Then the ambulance
went to the assistance of three women who had
NEGOTIATIONS WITH ARGENTINA.
Duties on Repair Parts of Machinery Likely
To Be Modified.
Washington, Sept. IT. -The following statement.
bearing on the steps being tnketi by thia govern
ment In seeking an adjustment of the proponed
hlKh rat,- of duty on repair parts for agricultural
machinery Imported into the Argentine Kepublic.
wa.i made at the Btate Department to-day:
The American Minister to th« Argentine Repub*
lie Is, under tli^- President's direction, acting
promptly and energetically In the matter of trying
to secure a satisfactory adjustment of the pro
posed lilgh rate of duty on repair parts (or agri
cultural machinery brought into Argentina m sep
arate ahlpmenta Advices received at the Btate De
partment say that yesterday the American Min
ister and the Argentine Minister of Finance dis
eusseq the question in an amicable w*,-. The
crobable effect of the proposed clause in Uv tariff
was considered ami the injury It might work to
Argentine farmers and importers was pointed out.
The Minister of Finance expressed himself as fa
vor* ble to such modification >>f the clause as win
satisfy the Importers In the Argentine Republic.
The Minister of Finance also stated, that he would
be bresent at a meeting of the Senate Committee
in charge ot the tariff bill en Monday or Tuesday.
The importing interests will also be stronglj repre
sented at tnls meeting (or the purpose of" stating
their .title tif the i-nse The leading ImpOrterf e\
press the wiirf thai the m^iter will be arranged
vi a satisfactory manoeA
fifiRPET The c - H. BROWN GO,
*j Fi 5 H *j i 22 1 & 223 E Mt h St
COMPRESSKH T kln *. I >l^_
AIR. Altrrlnc. K^laytns.
Tli# p-^rff" ' of r"l»anline«« and Economy ar*
»r-» C/l/lv Our .<tanclnr«l for •>
1 ne cooy, Qn.irter of * Ontury.
asp The M Premier," g»
LOVIS h CONGLR
130 * I"-" Weal IM *tre«t,
and 133 «>«.t 41»t St., »wr York.
KILLED BY L I. R. R. TRAIN.
MERCHANT HIT IS STREET
Had Worked to Have Tracks Re
moved from Atlantic-are.
Charles. Goubeaud. a wealthy i*et*l dealer, .•hi
had be*n one of the most active advoeateq of the
removal of the tracks of tha I.opg Wand Railroad
from the surface at Atlantic-aye , Brooklyn, wh! h
will be accomplished in a few weeks, wai mortally
iniured by one of the trains lat» yesterday aft-r
Mr. Geubeaud, who is fifty >^,ir= old. MMM
fn.m ■ family spell known in the »th Ward ef
Brooklyn fo? years, an.l n.i* livetl <it No .*<■, Wgab
inxton-ave for a long time. Tills i* rv>» far from
\tlantio-ave The metal dealer has alw*ya felt
that the railroad wa» a trespasser in Ihestnet
He worked in favor of the 11l which provide* tha:
•he tracks should be taken from tbe str*M an<l
Dlaced iv a tunnel. He had viewed win, satisfac
tion tho approaching completion ofthewark,
He was oa his way horn*- yesterday rrom a vigit
to <;.-,, .1 Goubeaud, hi? brother, who Is a vet
erinary surg-on at No. 61 Paclrtc-st He was se-
In* north in Vanderbilt-ave. and h:|fl reached th
railroad erOMWa at Atlantl just m a pajs-n
ee- tram on Its way to Jamaica ''•■"«' aWBg. There
is "pome dlsagreemeni among the w:'n-« 5 ** t?>
lust how he met his death some tayins that h.
was struck by the engine and thrown onthytrarfta
ahead, while others say he was StaadtH bwWe
the ua-sing train and lurched forward, af 'he
was trySngto board one ol the cars, fa!hruj under
H,e Wheels \t any rate, the wheels passed m
r-rh leps' near the thighs, nearly severing th-x
from the body, .
Mr Goufceaud was unconscious when he wa«
Picked up ' Dr Shoemaker, of th« • -umh-rland Btr»et
HosDital ' wm lust putting him Into an antatiaa
when he dYed ■ The body was tak. d.rectly to h H
home an.'. Mrs. G .übeaud fainted as It waa twing
Ca £ttolma°n l -f the Grand-aye. .;
went to Morris Park on the train and «J«»»g
Joseph Wohlafs the -npir.eer. and Ma *w B.
Jlrdinstln tr-« conductor, bringing them back 10
BroKnV The engineer de badi*
se. n Goubeand in front ol his train. As H eooM
a shown thai they were to M
accident both men were reused The wit
agreed that the rope? usf-d \* protect the aossras
vVr» >n their proper place. , „ ,
Dr.Henr J Goubeaud. a physician. of No al*
Carlton-ave. is a brother of the dead njan. Th-re
last" hiw been a famjly party at
hr.me last night, and many friends called andw «
amazed to see cr*pe on the door. Father Leoriyi.
oflTjoeeph'fl Catholic Church, admmistere.i the
last rites to G-nibeaud in th» ambulance.
CHARGE FAKE INJURIES.
Pc n nsyh a nia ( '<> » i ict Rearrestcd
for New-Jersey Indictment.
Philadelphia. Sept. 17.— As he was I-aviny MM
i Eastern Penitentiary after a three years' term to
day, H. .1. Hart, of (few-York, waa pal under ar
rest by a detective and tak«n '-> City Hal! to
await requisition from New-Jersey, vrr^-e -.= :?
wanted on charges of conspiracy to defraud sev
the concerns which Hari la ac
: frauded with the airt of two «r« ih»
1 Pennsylvania Railroad, from whl h D
Christy, of Newark, to-day said he rot H6.600. and
the Jersey City, Hoboken and Patersosi Railr^ia
[ YONKERS SALOON MEN WARY.
Barred Doors and Watchers in Place of Widj
Saloons and h >tels were never closed so - Hly in
Tonkera as they were y«aierd«y. as a result of the
trip maile the Sunday before by gents of the
Anti-Saloon I.ea?ue and newspaper men. At that
time 101 places were found <iointr business openly.
Doors were barred and sentinels Mood oUtsMa
j esterday to pass in only those known to te sa.e
Poors that were formerly wide open ope- on^
On a private signal giv«-n by the watcher. Th*
Ministers' Association, al a meet heM th« weesi
denounced the wide open conditions and called on
the Mayor and police board to keep the promise
made three months ago to close the sa!-x>n?.
AN ARMENIAN DISCHARGED.
Dtckran Callen, of No. 243 Easl 57th -si . ---.«»*
arrested on Saturday night in connection *ith «*•
disturbance at the Armenian .>^ra. in Lyric Hall
a* told in yesterday's Tribune, was ciscnargeu : «n
Jefferson Market court yesterday mornhut ri-»
friends say hfs part was that of a pistil"""
nither than that oi • disturber.
MOTOR CYCLE ECONOMY TEST.
Tn the economy test run of the Brooklyn M^r
Cycle Club, yesterday, from Br^k;-. te •"*■"
ampton. Long Island, a distance of nijiety-flj*
miles, the machine driven by F. P I^ker won .a
class A. F. H. Baker waa second md T. >• *■"•
r The others in thl<» class flnished in this T.ler. H.
A Gttesman. M ¥. Topel. K. W. Ooodwlit A, -T
KlinK-er and O. Bardlmass Class A was tat aas
chines from 1»* to I horsfpower. M <T
Tn Class B, for machines from 3 to * •:••■:-^-*%.
the following w;is the order of award: H •»' ■
ana F. M. Graham- In the tandem end 'ruler .™
chine cla« Oscar He<istroiii won and '.. S M °}^
was cond. Th.- men Rnlshed In a driving ra ■" _