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Of the Jack Kennrlly who wsa reputed to be ar
ranging: a "deal" with Pliiladelphia "floaters,"
charging them with stuffing a ballot box.
OJOA* NORMAL. VOTE POLLED.
In spite of the genuinely elaborate preparation!}
for the voting of "floaters" 1 by all parties, however,
the vote polled was fairly i»rmal. according to old
residents of the district. This, they declared, was
because there was too much "home talent" to
allow much dishonest voting from any quarter.
Gang* of .Mi'Manus "heelers." of I>ordan men and
of PlunJcitx supporters patrolled the district from
the ni&idle of the afternoon until after the polls
cloeed. a-.vrwredly looking Tor trouble, declaring their
, Intentions of "'beating to a pulp any mug: that
thre-w a-ooked votes." A wholesome respect for
each Oilu^rs' prowfts? and the. almost overwhelming
show 01 % t pollce kept the district from a welter of
fcloodshe- T.
, The Pli «2kitt supporters were to receive the aid
of a legic « Of Jerseyrr.en, under the command of
one "Joe i V«end." of Jersey City, according to the
•torles of th * McManus people. Soon ctfter the polls
ODened nine men who crossed the river In a launch
and landed a .*• 4Sth-st. were arrested. At first they
said they livecMn Xew-Jersey, then alone the Bow
ery; finally the;. r refused names and addresses. L>ater
arrafrced befor * Magistrate Moss in the West Side
police court, all -tiut thrre were discharged. They
■aid they were Thomas Gonney and Michael
O'KefL of No. ©IS Uth-ave.. and Edward Schouler.
of Providence, R. 1. They were represented by A.
C. Young, of Jera tj City, who was attending to
the lecal end of the MeMarnis light.
Edward Tobin. piwsJdent of tho "Bat" Harney
Associaticn. r>ordan .aJlie?. said that he had re
ceived word that the "So Aces." of the upper
■West Side, were assembling at their headquarters,
«t 99th-st. and Sth-ave., and would send fifty men
Into the 15th to work it r McManus.
"Let 'em come," sai<? Tobir.. "We'll lake care
Of 'em. We'll beat their heads off."
The "Bat" Harney Asstviation picked out thirty
of its strongest members. If any memlters of the
IPaul Kelly gang -were found, or any of.' the "Bob
Davis outfit" from KTew-Jewqr. or arjy of the
Philadelphia "ringers," TobVn paid he would "send
Sot more men."
"Oh. we'll make plenty of trouble for them," he
prophesied. "They won't «tay in the .Cstrict ten
minutes if we find them."
So fearful were the BortJanltes that fhey flnally
BOt Into communication wtth the headquarters of
the Paul Kelly gang. Wbrtl was reed red that no
one would be sent 10 the 3f*h. Timot hy D. Sulli
van, it was said, had given strict ordtirs for none
of them to leave the district.
"BAT" HARXEY IX THE TiU «JBLHi
The "Bat** H^rncy people kept their *-ord. Seven
McSlanus "guerillas" were captured early In the
afternoon. Three •were locked up in a Hvery stable;
four were placed In a cellar near hrhere "Bat"
! himself made his he»iquarters. Ord irs went out
that after the polls chased the "guer Has" were to
be released, but a taise wink aecorap&nied those
orders. After nightfafl several huskj' Dordan men
relieved the floaters *>t their artillrfl-y and other
• impediuittnta. It's a V>ng distance from J>th-ave.
! over to 3'l-ave. and dc«vn to tne Br/wery. but the
p«.ce at which the erstwhile ilcilanjs men left
the 15th District, encouraged by _he liberal ap
preciation, physically administered, of the "Bat"
'Harnev men. made new records for the distance.
The "political day beg.vi auiotly. although Mc-
Vanus early made what his opprihents termed a
••srraxwlstand play."
Soon after 2 p. m. he ap peared Gtt the West 47th-
Bt. station and told the si irgeant that a man who
ihad attempted to assault iim on September 2 was
'In his house. A policeman was sent there and ar
rested a young man. who said he Lawrence
McLean, of Xo. 42 Amster sam-ave. McLean pro
tested that be had oon.e t»> MoManus's house to
i apologize fnr attempting tc« assault th* candidate
on September 2. and said r»e had recanted his al
leeiance to Plunkitt. His r cmc is not in the 15th
District.
When he was arraigned In the "West Side police
cdurt Magistrate Moss held him as a "suspicious
person" The McManus me; t assert that the man
•was hired to "do" McJlanus by Plunkitt.
One of the most serious c /fairs of the. day re
sulted in the arrest of Dickstca and Kennelly. Dor
«an men, on the complaint of Jar.ies McManus a
brother of "The"' McManus. Kennefly and his
father, who was s^id to havPi been holding: recent
coifer»nces wfth one Brother ton. not unknown In
political circles in Phiiadelph ia. were watcZiors at
Ko 6?7 Mh-ave., the Sth Elec.Son District's polling
place. William D. Dickson. Of No. 359 Wast 47th
at was chairman of the hoaj*l of inspectors. Mc-
Manus and the Kennellys ha\« had many fights of
various kinds, and every on« expected that the
ecores would be aetHed on primary day.
"If there's any trouble tha'.; McManus '11 be re
eponsible for it' and there'll sure be bloodshed,"
announced •"Jack" Kennelly #arly in the day.
RIOT CAiL SENT IX.
Soon after 6 p. m. tisere came a riot, call from
the Bth District polling: place. The police found
the Kennellys and th« McManus supporters in a
iree-for-aE. McManu? charged that J<itin B. Ken
nelly had handed four or five unvotod ballots to
Dickson wtiich Dickson had put Into '3ie box. Tho
police, with their clutss. straightened the tangle
considerably, and after arcatgnment the principals
were hurried to court. .
Charles Vlx was arrosted at the st'a District poll-
Ing niace for Illegal voting. At the station house he
gave his address as Xo. 540 East 46t"A-st.
"That's* not in this district." remarked the ser
geant, '"^'hy did you try to vote hwe»?"
"Oh, I h.»d an interest in this election,." answered
Vix, airily. Two $1 bills were found on him.
THE LAME AXD THE HALT OCT.
The oldest: man In the district who voted was
James Kelf.y. of No. 334 West 47th-su, a Dordan
man. He is ninety-five years old, almost totally
blind, and -nvrUks on crutches. He wis helped to
xJhe polling pVace by his son and daugjiter. He had
not been out of the house before in about three
years.
Mr. Kelly iru'vo.i to this city from 'Ulster County,
■where he was >i neighbor of Alton Is. Parker. He
voted for Parker lor his lirst rolitical office, and
at that tim<=\ 'ne said, prophesied that one day
IParker -would h«- a candidate fior the Presidency.
The insistence of one man to vo' e at the polling
.place at 46th-st. and 9th-ave., la '.spite of the pro
teste of the Mcllanus inspect precipitated a
■malt sized riot.
1 The fight was <juiekly carri'.«d out of the little
cigar Ehop where ihe polling place was situated to
the street, where three hundred partisans of the
diffsrent candidates tri<*d to settle the question in
di<tps»e. and ten policemen, vtfth stout Bticta, rn
sistea on maintaining order, even at the cost of
broken" heads.
When the me3ee was over tt was reported that
eight rrien had suffered more or lew, but the nnv
victim ivgistered was R. T. -dcDermott. who went
to the i-nttce of Dr. MoGregpr. at No. SSB West
; 4Sth-s"t.. \o have an ugly cut in his head sewed up.
No arrests were made.
A disturbance at 48th-st. mid Sth-ave. attracted
the attention of Detectives McGrath and Fitzpat
»ick They took into cust<»dy Joseph Curry, an
ironworker who refused to give his address.
: When searcl at the station two brand now re
volvers fully loaded, were !oi;nd on him.
; The detectives also a.rrefJt«d "William M'.ilhern.
of Vo 444 WV-st 54th-st.. rj. «th-st. and 9th-ave.
He carried a -wacked looki jg blackjack.
Vine well k'?>own ex-convicts, many of them
carrying loade<\ revolvers, were corralled by de
tective scrgean working around the polls, nnd
I taken to the A'est 47th- st. sutxlon. A technical
charge of vagrs r.cy was entered, against them and
i they were lock' «1 uy.
Alexander C. IVjung. fnrmerl\' <:orporatlon Coun
eel for Hudson County. X. J., who rt-'presented
"The" McManus . yesterday complained to the
police that two mm called at his office, Xo. 74
Broadway, and t old him that his life would be
• forfeit**! if he a,VP*ared in the 15th during the
' election,
; Gl-">m. t:nmJti?RH?d by the huge bonfires of the
Jttbifont youngster. \ Mazing on every corner, en
shrouded Washine 6on Hall. Plunkltt's headquar
ters, and Tallaiiast «cc Club, IXiruan's place, when
'the returns beg-an to come in Piunkitt, who at 9
,p. m. had bboutetf Joyoosly. "Tlur.k wins; you
."can't make it anything Hse." waj^ out chasing bail
pi
ESTABUSBIP-tgAßiy- HALF CENTI
UANCY Waia
coats will be a vei
prominent feature vci
prominent feature th
Autumn in Men sdres
They may be indulge
in with the ordinar
I business »uit, also wit
jg the more dressy Morn
|f ing and Walking Coatj
Tatteraalls. Fancy Woritej
ana wasLatlc gooAs, will be chief
3y worn for bu«nc«a •wear.
Velvet effect* in Uack an
white etripe*. and mixtureß ai
tl»e smartest novelties.
Fancy Waistcoats. $3 to $1<
Sobway Station wt Our Door.
iSTns TOLWH A
for his nephew. His worker* eat about looking
glum, talking of tha revolution in patronage which
they expected when McMamis got into the saddle.
Dordan waa not at hie club, but his followers
wero not so despondent as the Plunkltt men.
-Dordan made a good fight." they said.
Over at the McManus headquarters th* small
rooms were crowded almost to the suffocation
point. Nlnth-ave. was nlled with a pcreamlng mob
of longshoremen ard teamsters who had fought
all day for -The" McManus. nnd intended to cele
brato. all nltht CpStalra nick Puller, formerly
Pevery's Assemblyman, read off the returns as
they come in. . „a ^,. Aig . „_„
"McManus. ensy." he announced. .did >ou
ever see me on the losing side In your "'<\' ' ,
McManus said, after he learned of his victor* .
The contest, though a hitter one. was fair. Charles
Murphy, the leader of Tammany Hall, did not In
terfere In the contest for c ther side, and I can
assure everybody that he will have no more loyal
supporter In Tammany Hall than mjscf The
Ftorv that Senator Plunkitt circulated = in the dis
trict" fo the effect that Mr. Murphy was not friend
ly with me wes done for political effect.
FIGHTS IN 12TH DISTRICT.
Election Boards Arrested for Irregu
larities.
All yesterday afternocn and lust night there was
the liveliest kind of battling in thf 12th Assembly
Pistrict among the Republicans contesting for »he
leadership. It assumed such an attitude thar the
police had to take a hand, and placed und^r r.rrest
the election boards in the 14th and loth election dis
tricts.
Th" principal battle centred at the polling place
at No. 98 Grand-fit. Soon after 5 o'clock twenty
men formed in line to vot-?:. Many of them "were
armed with their citizen papers and other ioi%u
menta authorizing them to vote.
"Nothing doing, gentlemen," said Emanuel T;osen
thal. the chairman of the board of inspectors; "all
of you have already voted."
The men. who had been working all day, de
manded that they be allowed to cast their ballots,
but. Rosentbal and his fellow inspectors were obdu
rate and waved them away. Policeman Charles
Becker, of the D*lancey-st. station, who was on
fluty at the polling place, told Rosentbal that he
had better allow the men to vot». r?ut the chair
man still refused. Roundsman Walsh was ap
pealed to by Becker, and then Captain McGlyrn,
the precinct commander, ordered that the inspec
tors be arrested on a charge of violating the elec
tion laws.
Rosonthal had decared the polls closed at 6
o'clock and all votes in. and immediately started In
to destroy all the unvoted ballots. The police
pointed o.it to him that the law required the polls
to be kept open unti! 9 o'clock, but. according to
the policemen. Rosenthal ignored them.
The four inspectors are followers of the, present
leader of the district, Jacob A. Neustadt. who. al
though a winner early in the afterroon, was fought
bitterly by the opposing faction, which had In the
field for the leadership a ticket headed by John
Steibling and Abraham Maa<>. The faction
against Xeustadt admitted defeat, but ptrenuously
objected to what they called outrageous high
handedness.
As soon as the inspectors were placed under
arrest Leonard Smltkin. of No. 209 Broadway, a
follower o? Neustadt. hurried to the Essex Market
court te get a magistrate to bail the prisoners.
Court at Essex Market had adjourned, and Smitkin
drove to the Tombs police court, where he got
Magistrate Mayo. The magistrate and Smitkin
drove in a cab to the Delancey-st. station, but
found no prisoners there. The ball bonds were
fixed up, however, and at 9 o'clock, after the poll
ing- place in Grand-st. was legally closed, the in
spectors went to the station and affixed their sig
natures to the bonds of $500 each and were
liberated.
Besides Rosenthal. the prisoners were Frank
Ludlow, of No. 234 East lSth-st_; James McKeon. of
No. 20 Broome-st.. and John Shank, of No. 20
Mangin-st.
Early in the evening Neustadt was declared
elected.
Emil Carroll, the Prendergast captain of the 22d
election district of the sth Assembly District, re
sponded to a summons to appear before Magis
trate Finn In the Jefferson Market police court last
night, a warrant having been issued for his arre.it
on a charge of refusing to allow certain alleged
O'Neill voters to vote. Robert H. Hibbart ap
peared for Carroll, and showed that the O'Neill
chairman of the board of election inspectors waa
at fault in causing th*» arrest, as the men who wens
challenged were unable properly to answer the
questions. Magistrate Finn discharged Carroll.
A M'CARREN VICTORY.
Senator Gains a District — to
Shevlin.
'KITHOOHS XI SITLIS3H AHVKIHJ
DiEt. REPt'BIJCAX. PEMOCRATia
I— D. H. Ralston. P. H. Quinn.
2 -W. J. Beattie. 'John J. Walsl*.
S — R. H. Lalmbeer, Jr. W. T. Xoonan.
4 — A. E. Va« James B. Bouci
6—A. T. Hobl»y. w. E. Melody.
6 F. H. Schroedcr. John J. Dormaij.
James P. ConrelL W. A. Dojie.
Jacob Brenner. John Morrissey Gr»y.
9— M. J. Wheeler. James H. McC«t>e.
Irt— Rudolph C. Fuller. H»rnry F. Hag^erty.
-Frsnk J. Gardner. 'Thomas P. Farrell,
12 — William M. Calder. Michael C. Butler.
13— Philip T. Williams. O«m J. Murphy.
j4_-GBory« a Owfns. Tatriok H. McCaxren.
— Harry Ja>?<iuil!ard. G. H. Lindsay.
— Robert A. Pharkey. Janvis P. Reuan.
17— John Wirth. Henry F. Oehrane.
IS— F. _J. H Kracke. ( Hmry F. Hesterberg.
JJohn H. Mc<"V>o?y.
ifV— C. J- Haubert. Conrad Ha»n!lu|t.
20- John K. NVal. IVnnle Winter.
21 — A. Livingston. James P. slnnott.
•Antl-McC'arr«>n.
The principal interest in the primaries In Brook
lyn yesterday was in the fight between Senator
Patrick H. McCarren, the Democratic leader, and
those who are trying to overcome him. The Sena
tor won a substantial victory by retaining all the
eighteen districts already controlled by him and
gaining the 12th District, which was one of the
three controlled by James Shevlin. the old lieu
tenant of Hugh McLaughlin.
The defeat of Register Matthew B. Dooley, the
Shevlin leader In the 12th, means the practical elim
ination from politics of Mr. Shevlin. The loss of
the 12th District will take away his control of the
S<;nate district and prevent his return to the Demo
cratic State Committee. Dooley was defeated by
Michael B. Butler by a vote of 2.021 to 1.R92.
In the other two districts, which were controlled
by Shevjin (the 2d and the 11th). the McCarren
men made great gnins on the Shevlin leader. .Tudge
John J. Walsh keeps the 2d District by a majority
of only 300. Thomas F. Byrnes, superintendent of
rrarkets, the McCaxren man. came within 160 votes
of defeating Deputy Water Commissioner Thomas
R. Farreil, the Shevlin leader of the Uth. Farrell
won '. y 715 votes lust year.
In twelve other districts where, fights were
made against McCarren he made substantial gains
over a year ago in all except the 4th. where
Robert F. Gillin. the anti-McCarren man, came
within 400 votes of defeating James B. Bouck. In
spite of the "red light" issue raised by John H.
Delaney, the antl-McCarren leader in the 10th Dis
trict, Henry F. Haggerty, formerly Deputy Police
! Commissioner, won by a vote of I.Bls to 575.
In the 9th District James H. UcCabe, the Mc-
Carren leader, won by a majority of only 160. which
was less than expected, as he was supported by
Senator James H. Keogh, who, as an anti-McCarren
man a year ago. defeated McCabe by a substantial
majority. McCabe's opponents this year were Myles
McPartiand, who broke away from Keogh with
beveral others when the Senator went over to Mc-
Carren, and John Mulvaney, who represented
Michael J. Coffey.
In the 17th District Henry F. Cochrane. the Mc-
Carren leader, who was opposed by Joseph P. Don
nelly and the old forces of John L. Shea, won by
€1. This wa. about the same majority as that by
which Shea, was beaten a year ajto.
Frank D. Creamer, the old McLaughlin leader in
the l*th District, made a poor showing. In the
Flatbush end of the district he got only 27 votes.
In all the other districts McCarren won by large
majorities. Jsrr.es P. Sinnott. In the 21st, defeated
Magistrate Henry P. Furlong, who had made a
spectacular fight." by 2.fi4« to C 152.
There was no serious trouble anywhere, although
feeling ran high In the 2d. 10th, 11th. 12th and 21«t.
In the 2d District fifteen men were arrested for
trying to vote Illegally. In the 9th Election Dls
trict of the 10th Assembly District, in North Oi
foid-st., near Flushing-aye., there was a small riot.
and the reserves from the Flushing-avo. station
were called out. Several arrests were made. In
one election district of the name Assembly district
one of the. Haggerty men was arrested for tearing
a page out of the registration book. There, were
several minor clachef: in the nth Assembly District
There were contests in only two Republican dis
tricts, the 7th and loth. Both fights were purely
personal, and the result will have no effect on the
organisation. n the 7th District ex-Congressman
Harry A. Hsnbury failed to regain the leadership,
which was taken from him a year ago l.y James P
Conn.-li On account of the size of th« district,
which Includes a number of the suburbs the re
turns were flow in coming In. but it is estimated
that Connel! s majority yesterday was about 500.
Rudolph C. Fuller had no trouble in defeating
Herbert N. Warbasse. who attempted to wrest the
leadership of the X.th District from him. His vote
was 1.3. to gag. Warbasae ma-ie the ncht in the in
tereet Of William E. Philips, the former leader Vnd
personal Mend of Michael J. Dady
aiTEENS IST WAED TURBULENT.
The R^puDlican primaries in Queens Borough
were quiet, except in the Ist ar d Awards not
Assembly districts, are the basis of representation
In Queens), and there the usual fight took place
The ward Is composed r,f i^n,- lslan<l City and
Astoria, and has been the scene of fights tor so
long that there had to be one. B b usual, this year
It is said that for twenty years there has not been
a rear when there was not an Internal fight in
on* narty or tb« other In that ward of unrr-*
YEV L
seftSW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDXKHOAY. SEPTEMBER 20. 1905.
'iAYNOR'S "NO" IN LETTER
i ,
Continued from flnt pe*e>
unforeseen happened, be willing to take part In
the anti-Tammany fusion campaign, and sought
from Mr. Halpin Insldo information with refer
ence to candidates. Mr. Halpin told him in sub
stance that the other conferrees were sorry to
pee the Citizens Union bolt the conference on
Thursday night, and would be happy to have
them return. He Intimated plainly to Mr. Van
Iderstlne that the conference would be subject
to majority rule, after a full and fair discussion
of ways and means, and he told Mr. Van Ider-
Ptine that In the circumstances ho did not take
much stock In the Leavitt letter.
It Is no secret among the confprrees that the
Citizens Union men have lost prestige on ac
count of bolting the conference, and the action
of the city committee in sending its representa
tives back to the conference is evidence to the
Republicans that the union's delegates did not
represent the real sentiment of the union when
they bolted. The other factors in the fusion
movement will welcome the co-operation of
the Citizens Union, but will not allow Mr. Cut
ting and his friends, in view of the reproof ad
ministered to thorn, to dominate the conference.
The time for action is short, and the indications
are that the Republicans ami Municipal Owner
ship people will go ahead with the work of
selecting a candidate without a great deal of
deference to the Cutting- Leavitt men.
At the noon recess of the Supreme Court in
Brooklyn yesterday Justice Oaynor conferred
with friends and persons interested In the fusion
movement. Among: them was John Brooks
Leavitt and J. Edward Swanstrom, who was
Borough President in the Low administration.
Justice Oaynor refused to talk about the con
ferences.
NOT BACK IX FOLD YET
C. U. Undecided on Fusion — Still
Adrift as to Mayor.
The Citizens Union's committee of sixteen on
conference held a meeting for an hour in R. Ful
ton Cutting's law office, in Nassau-st , yesterday
afternoon and talked over possible candidates
for Mayor without coming to any agreement.
The letter of Justice Gaynor declaring that his
name was not to be used in the conference, was
read at the meeting. When it came near time
for Mr. Cutting to catch a train to his country
home the meeting broke up in a hurry.
"Following the lead of the fusion conference,
we have adjourned until to-morrow at 4
o'clock," Mr. Cutting paid, with a smile, as he
was leaving his office.
"Have you taken any step to carry out the
expressed wish of the city committee to return
to the conference?" was asked.
"We have not decided," he replied, "but we
are to meet again to-morrow afternoon. At
present we are not in the conference "
"Have you had any talk with Mr. Halpin on
the, subject?"
"We have not received any word from Mr.
Halpin."
"Was Justice Gaynor's letter considered at the
meeting?"
"It was not addressed to us. Mr. Leavltt's In
quiry was on his own motion."
"Now that Justice Gaynor is not to be con
sidered a candidate for Mayor, will you have any
insurmountable objection to John Ford?"
"We have not decided as to any candidate."
CALL ON MR. LITTLETON.
C. U. Asks Him to Prepare to Ac
cept Possible Nomination.
1 Borough President Littleton of Brooklyn has
beer, asked by the leaders of the Citizens Union
to hold himself In readinesa to consider a proffe •
of the mayoralty nomination. This is as far as
the Citizens Union has gona. To have Mr. Lit
tleton prepared, a member of the committee on
nominationa called on him this week and told
him that ho might be chosen by the conferreej,
provided he was willing to accept a nomination.
While Mr. Littleton has not in so many words
expressed a willingness to make the race on the
anti-Tammany ticket, it is believed that he
would do so, despite the ban of party Irregular
ity that might be put upon him.
"Municipal administration," said the Borough
President, in answer to a question by a Tribune
reporter yesterday, "depends on the man In
charge, rather than on his politics. A downright
partisan, if he Is rlghtminded. would strive
to give the taxpayers the best possible results,
both along constructive and economical lines;
while, on the other hand, a man with perfectly
moral politics might, through lack of executive
capacity, utterly fail to produce desired results.
I think people are coming to look more and
more at the man and what he will do rather
than at his political leanings."
"Have the Citizens Union people asked you to
be a candidate for the mayoralty nomination?"
"All I care to say in answer to that direct
question," said Mr. Littleton, "Is that a repre
sentative of the Citizens Union came to see me
about politics. What was said is something that
I cannot discuss."
"Senator McCarren called on you yesterday.
Did he ask you to accept a nomination of any
sort on the Democratic ticket?"
"Senator MoCarren was here, and we had a
very pleasant chat, lasting about an hour and a
half."
"Are you going to accept a nomination for
anything this fall?" he was asked.
For an answer Mr. Littleton took up a copy
of "The City Record." and. making believe to
read an announcement from the first page, he
said:
" 'It waa announced yesterday by Mr. Littleton
that he would not accept a renomination for
Borough President.' This Is the only paper that
is supporting me," said Mr. Littleton, "and
what they say about my not accepting a renom
ination for Borough President is straight."
CONVENTIONS OF "CITS."
Officers Elected and Various Com
mittees Chosen.
The Citizens Union organized its Xew-York
County and Manhattan and The Bronx Borough con
ventions lnst night at the Lexington Opera House,
In East 58th-st. R. Fulton Cutting was not pres
ent, and the three^ conventions, after appointing
permanent officers, adjourned to reassemble at the
call of the chairman. Two resolutions were
adopted. One of them reaffirmed the resolution
passed In the city convention indorsing the candi
dacy of District Attorney Jerome, and the other
instructed the committee on nominations to confer
with similar committees of other organizations
with a view to fusion.
The county convention was cnlled to order by
John K. Eustis. who was afterward chosen tempo
rary chairman. Thanking the delegates for the
honor conferred upon him. Mr. Eustis took occa
sion to pay: "We have been criticised lately In the
newspapers as a 'bo3s-led eet." Just like the other
political organizations. We- have our leader. You
all know he is not our boss, but you will agree
with me that he leads us. and always in the richt
way.
"Judging irom what I have seen In the news
papers. It seems to me that the general opinion is
that the present administration has been so good
that there is no chance of a change. There may
be pome people who <]n not want a change, but I
hope you will convince the people of the necessity
for a change. You know t Hat faint heart never
will win votes. I hope we will win in this cam
paicn.
"While the administration in the City Hal! may
be rle-in. pt ill there Is a great denl of 'grafting'
going on They nre trying to get all they can out
of the city and give the people little for it."
The following committee and permanent officers
nf the county convention were rhen chosen:
County convention— E. R. L. Gould, chairman
Joseph Steinhardt and John A. Holden. vice-presi
dents; Joseph Allen, secretary.
Committee on credentials— F. S. Williams, chair
man; John C. Gabler, George T. Huck. P. H Gal
lagher. W. H. Huber. Eugene Frayer. J. J Younr
F. H. Kinnlcutt and C. C. Burlingham.
Committee on permanent organization— A. H
Hand, chairman; David Goldstein, R. Clyde, Jullub
Blumberg. C. B. Orcutt. E. K. Mome, A . H
Warner, J Brooks Leavitt and J. W. Cushman.
Committee on rules — D. Klein, chairman; W, Mc-
Kee, Dr. Goldenkrsnz. Loyue A. Hauser. Richard
Wagener, Alexander Woydlch. Roland Holt, James
Kennedy and Isaac X. Roth.
Committee oa nominations— Richard Waillnf,
chairman; C. H. Strong. F. 8. Lamb. F. L.
Marshall. C. C. Nadal. H. \V. Hardom. A. H. Bteb
blna, J. E. Eustls. E. Charles Hartman. J. B.
Butler, William Dutcher and N. Rofienbaum.
When the committee on ratal had reported, W.
N. Sellgsberg offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That this convention reaffirms the res
olution adopted at the city convention of the Citi
sens Union in Aprt! last" in rerard to the candi
dacy of William Travers Jerome for District At
torney.
Th" original draft of the resolution contained
th" words, "and Insist on his nomination," but
after the latter words had been stricken out at
the suggestion of Mr. Cohen the amended resolu
tion was adopted, Mr. Cohen said that the con
vention had no right to Insist on thf r^nominaflon
of anyone, l>m recommended a candidate.
Anothc-r resolution adopted directed tint. Uic
committee on nominations be instructed to meet
with similar committees from similar organisations
with a view to agivtng on Fusion and to report at
a meeting to ho called by th" chair.
The Manhattan and The Bronx Borough con
ventions, which \v»re held lat^r. simply ratified the
prr-eeprjfnss; of the county convention. Homer
Folks was the permanent chairman of the Man
hattan convention and John E. Eustls of Tno
Bronx convention.
INJTJKED; OUT OF PRIMARY FIGHT.
Opinion Divided as to Whether long Island
Postmaster Was Assaulted or Fell.
As a result of a most peculiar accident or of \
deliberate assault at the hands of political enemies.
George Rlpprrger, postmaster at Long Island City,
was unable to take part in the spirited primary
fight which waged across the East River yester
day and will be confined to his bed for pome time.
Opinion la divided as to whether the postmaster
fell and received the serious injuries to his head
or was sot upon by an unknown assailant and
beaten with a blackjack.
Ripperger addressed a Republican primary meet
lriir in Astoria on Monday night, and left, the meet
ing to go to his home in Long Island City. He was
nlor.e and the next his friends kniw he was found
unconscious in t lie gutter on Fulton-aye. He has
only partly regained consciousness since, and an
exact account of what happened can not be ob
tained from him. . .^
Ripperger was taken to his home at Pjo. 207
Academv-st. and Dr. B. G. Strong, of N"-«f*
Jackson-avo.. was called. He said that the post
master's injuries were serious and that he " u ' a
be confined to his room for some time. At tne
postoffiee in Lon=r Isl ,nd City yesterday a Tribune
reporter was told that the injuries resulted from
an accidental fall, and that there was litt le basis
for the assault theory, which caused considerable
excitement among politicians yesterday.
RICHMOND PRIMARIES (iUIET.
No Opposition to Anything in Richmond
Borough.
Something more dull than the primaries of both
parties in Richmond Borough yesterday would be
hard to find. Few men voted outside of the elec
tion officers. President Cromwell's list oi delegates
to hie various conventions was vn °Pf.™? d Voices
Republican primaries, and Leader Muller s choices
had a clear field in the Democratic.
MOVE FOR FUSION IN QTJEENS.
Cassidy Administration of That Borough De
nounced by Cit* zens Union.
Cassidy rule in Queens was denounced last night
at a convention of the Citizens Union held in Long
Inland City to nominate local officers. The conven
tion was the largest held by the organization since
its formation to Queens Borough Ex-Tax Com
mission William Cogswe.l presided and Herbert
Peterson was secretary. The convention was held
behind closed doors and the delegates spent two
hours in canvassing the situation and discussing
Pl fhe ffnSy decided to confer with all
political organizations opposed to the present Demo
cratic administration in Queens Borough. Chairman
Cogswell named the following ml F te Viackwlll
with other organizations: George E Blackjveu.
Robert B. Lawrence, H. M. Duncan, A. M. Simp
son William C. Durland and Chairman Cogswell
It was decided that if the mmmv tee c; »»M not
report the. names of candidates by October 2 owing
tea failure to reach an understanding with other
organizations, no other date could be named.
HOT DEMOCRATIC CONTEST IN QUEENS.
There was a lively contest for the leadership In
the sth Ward of Queens as a result of the death
of Philip T. Cro-nln. who was Superintendent of
Public Buildings in the borough and leader In the
sth Ward His brother. John F. Cronin. aspired to
eucceed him. He was opposed by Joseph P. Powers
There was a heavy vote in all the Roeka ways at
the Democratic primaries as a result, and Powers
won.
DELAWARE EDITORS MEET
Arrive at Agreement Concerning
Attitude of Republican Press.
Wilmington. Del.. Sept. 19. -Ten Republican editors
of Delaware met here to-day to consider the Re
publican situation and the. duty of the Republican
press. The result was a unanimous agreement to
support the following proposition*:
Immediate election of a United States Senator
The advocacy of a common primary for tho re
establishment "of one Republican organization In
city county- and State, and an early conference of
the 'two Republican organization* in order to bring
about this result.
Elimination of personal abusw and suppress on
° f To' l eTposV fully "graft" and malfeasance in office
and labor for honest elections and good govern-
m Tho' combination of the Republican press against
"the common enenr;/."
Two Republican Journals which have supported
the Addlcks, or Union, faction, were not repre
sented.
MR. AMBLER'S SUCCESSOR.
Senators McEwan and Fancher
Talked of for Place..
rrtv TelfcraDh to The Tribune.]
Albany. Sept. 19— There is considerable specula
tion here at the present time as to who will suc
ceed the late Senator Ambler as chairman of the
Senate Insurance Committee. It is conceded that
a? a result of the investigations conducted by the
Armstrong Committee this office will be most im
portant at the next session. The ranking mem
ber of the present committee is George r. Malby,
of St. Lawrence, who is chairman of the important
Committee of Finance. That he would reeign this
post for the Insurance Committee is considered
Improbable. This would leave Senator McEwan.
of Albany, the ranking member, and he would
naturally be named, but Senator McEwan has al
ways had great repugnance for this particular
committee, which has never enjoyed a particularly
savory reputation. Moreover, Senator McEwan
has announced his intention of retiring from the
Senate at tile close of his present term. He Txiay,
therefore, h<- passed over at his own request.
On the. other hand, if McEwan definitely re
fuses the general belief is that Senator Fancher,
who succeeded Governor Hlgglns ami comes from
the Governor's old district, will he named, as he
Is next in line. Fancher has never been an active
lefrislntor. hut has usually voted for all measures
which involved the Hlergins administration. But
the whole question still remains open. Lieutenant
Governor M. Linn Bruce will name the successor.
but Senator Jnhn Ralne.-. as President pro tern,
will actually decide the matter.
SENATOR PLATT STARTS EAST.
San FranctoCO, Sept. 19.— t'nite.l States Senator
Thomas C. Platt. of Xew-York, and party left here
for tho East to-n'.ght over the Union Pacific.
SHOOTING IN CROWDED STREET.
Man. Thought To Be W. H. Martland, of Fall
River. Attempts Suicide in Burnley.
Burnley. England, Sept. 10.— An unknown
man shot himself twice in a crowded street here
this evening. Tn his pocket hook was found a
card on which was written: "Inform my sister.
Mrs. nubois. N<>. 11"> Klnij William-st., F-ill
River, Mass." Late to-night the man had par
tin lly recovered consciousn". 1 -:;.
Fall River, Mass.. Sept. 10— The police of thle
city are satisfied that the man who shot htuist-lt
at Burnley is William H. Martland, who was
an attendant at a bathing house at Sandy
Beach, two miles from thle city, up to Septem
ber 3. Since that date he has not been Been by
his relatives or friends in Fall River. Mrs.
Mary H. Duhois. of No. 065 King Phlllp-st., a
Bister of Martland, informed the police of her
brother's dlsappearaiut-. Martland Is an Eng
lishman, but had II ed in Fall River for several
years. He is forty-three years old and unmar
ried. He has n sister in the Lancashire district
of England, and ft in thoujrht here that, de
spairing of recovery from Brlghfs disease, he
desired to spend his last days near his old home.
(ffg) {-LiNTSpNE Furniture (fS^
FOUNDED 1840 •* rLW T QUALITY**
EXQUISITE IMPORTED and
FLINT BUILT
PARLOR SUITES'"dINDIVIDUAL PIECES
IJ" Flint Quality"
Furniture is no more expensive
than indifferently built,
poorly designed imitations.
1$ Sixty-five years
of Furniture building
for a discerning clientele
has been a stimulus toward
the maintenance of the
high standard upon which
this business was founded
in New York in 1840.
€J The present Autumn Offering
of Flint built suites and
individual pieces
for the Parlor and Drawing Room
will please the
most fastidious of our Patrons.
Geo C Flint Co
WEST 2 3r3 r - d STREET
"SHERRICK A GAMBLER."
Gov. Hanly Says in Speech He Was
Lobbyist for Railroads.
Hamilton, Ind.. Sept. 10.— In an address at the
reunion of the 30th Indiana Regiment to-day.
Governor Hanly, the principal speaker, made
public his reasons for his action in the case of
David E. Sherrlck, ex-Auditor of Stat<\ whose
resignation was forced by the Governor. Facts
and figures were used to show what became of
the State's money lost by Sherrlck.
The Governor charged that $10,000 of th?
State's money "went by check into the hands
of the gentleman who was then operating the
Casino" at French Lick. The Governor then
enumerated a list of what he calls "wildcat"
securities, aggregating at face value $75,000. into
which the State's money went. Following thts,
he charged that Sherrick's continued absence
from the sessions of the State Board of Tax
Commissioners "was occasioned by drinking
bouts and midnight carousals around the gam
ing table, from which he could not recover in
time to meet with the commission." He charged
that Sherrick at the time the Mon"n Railroad
came up for assessment argued that the assess
ment be allowed to remain at $18,000, because
in that case a friend of his to whom he was
under gTeat obligation personally could get per
manent employment with the company. This
part of the speech ended as follows:
There Is evidence overwhelming and convincing
that Mr. Sherrick. Auditor of State, was a common
gambler, and that he at the time of his resigna
tion had for years been in the habit of losing
large sums of money, not his, but yours, at the
gaming table. Certain people claim that gambling
and an open door to vice are essential to the ma
terial prosperity of municipal communities. I do
not think so. But you are the jury. It is for you
to decide.
Before my inauguration I received trustworthy
information that he had written to the manage
ment of several railway companies in the month
of December, 1904, over his own signature as
Auditor of SWite, asking them to send him all
passes intended for members of the General As
sembly then about to convene, stating in sub
stance that he expected to h-ive some legislation
of personal interesi to himself before that body,
but if thay would serd their transportation to
him for distribution, he would see tr.at their in
terests and hie were cared for at the same time.
For three weeks the office of Auditor of State
was made a brokers office for the distribution of
free passes to such members Jbf the General As
sembly as would receive them.
On the evening of September 13 I was informed
by one who had been aiding him. and in whom I
have confidence, that he could not make payment
on the lotl-. I then sent him a verbal demand for
his immediate resignation- The next morning hi 3
resignation hai not come, but some of his friends '
did come and informed me that the money coold |
be raised only upon conditions that the defalca
tion would be kept secret, and that he be retained in
office. Upon inquiry I learned that some of the men
who were to furnish the money were the repie
sentatlves of large railroad interests in the State;
tha( Mr. Sherrick and his friends wera depending
upon them, nnd that their assistance depended upon
his retention in office. I could make no such
bargain as that.
As" to the statement that the public officers, mu
nicipal, county and State, are <loin>? as Mr. Sher
rick did. I need only enter a general denial. Some
of them may be. but if satisfactory proof of that
fact be established. I pledge you here and now that
such officers will have successors within thirty
days after the Information comes to me.
STUDENTS MUST BE PURE.
Chancellor Day Warns Against In
temperance — To Expel Offenders.
Syracuse. Sept. I!*.— ln the course of an address to
the students to-day. Chancellor James R. Day put
Syracuse University on record as standing rigidly
for tempeninc and purity among its undergraduate
members in the following language:
We will not tolerate over a day practices of in
temperance or impurity. Any student of this uni
versity eriterir.g any saloon, poolroom or impure
place whoh<e name I can obtain. I will expel. If
necessary I will employ means to obtain the name
of any student entering any poolroom, saloon or
impure place.
If any young man tries to Introduce into this
Institution some of the tendencies fr>r which so
called great universities have gained a name he
had better go to these so-called great universities
it" be would enjoy these things. If there is «ne
thins for which Syracuse University will stand
firm it is temperance and purity.
CITY BUILDING NEAR COLLAPSE.
St. Louis Police Headquarters Beyond Re
pair, Commission Reports.
St. Louis. Sept. IS (SpecteD.— The Four Courts
Building, headquar.'ers of the Police Department.
Is likely to collapse at any time, according to a
report made to-day by Buildings Commissioner
Smith. The report »ays:
I liav*> instructions from Mayor Wells to do what
1 can to make the place habitable, bat am nfraid
the time for repairs has paiacd The roof Is rot
ten and may fall it any nutrient. It would cost
$3,500 to repair the roof alone, and not 35 cents Is
available. The walls are fnliing.. and huge stones
from the cornice*, and window sills have gonn
craanlng Into the atraet, and passeraby have to
give the building a wide berth.
Owing to the condition of the roof, le.iks have in
vaded the grand Jury room, irul may yet spoil the
records, which have t<> l>* kept in watertight cases.
In the sleeping rooms the leaks are M bad that
many juries have had to be taken to hotels, putting
the State to added expense.
So serious does Mr. Smith regard the situation
that he ha« detailed Inspectors to watch the build
ing continually and report immediately tile first
sign of cijllar>se.
DR. J. GOtBEL TO GO TO HARVARD.
San Francisco. Sept 1* -Dr. Julius Ooebel, who
recently was dismissal from Stanford University,
is to be head of the department of Germanic lan
fuaaTea at Harvard. He received a telegraphic
offer to-day from President Eliot of Harvard L'al
verslty and telegraphed hi* acceptance.
METERS HELD IX CHECK.
Electrician 'Arrested, Charged xcith
Handling Retarding Device.
DavM Chatterton, an expert electrician of
No. 2fiS West 41st-j>t . «h lockM up fn the Ten
derloin station last r.fght. on ■tuptefcni of holng
implicated, with others in eelttng a d»v;< c hy
which the E<*sson Electric Company saya th?y
have been robbed of nearly $75,»Y)0 m one yeir.
Chatterton was arrested on cornplilnt of Cd>
ward J. Kenny, general Inspector for the com
pany. Kenny says that for several months bills
that were rarely l?ss than $I«V> dwindled dowt
to £S arid $I<\ th--» company transmltf'nj
through its tubes the same volume of elec
tricity.
The managers were at a loss to account for th»
discrepancy on the register, when the consump
tion was the same. Several weeks ago they
caused the arrest of the manager of the Knicker
bocker Club, a negro organization at No 1"4
West 30th-st., and from him learned that the
method employed by the swindlers was to ha^*
one of their number go to a subscriber i>f the
company and make a proposition 10 reduce 'h»
bill of tho company at least one-haif. providing
the subscriber pay the mar. who made th* propo
sition one-half of th-r- money thus saved. When
they obtained a customer they would insert ar.
extra switch in the cellar, thus making an nut
side circuit which would not register in tha
meter.
WOMAN GETS DESERTER,
j
Professional Detective Leads Him Back
Shackled to Her Wrist.
Miss Edith King, of Philadelphia, stepped freai
the Pennsylvania ferry at Cort'iruU-s:. yesteaday.
accompanied by Jacob F. Young, ■ deserter from
the 4th United States Cavalry and a 'companies' th-j
soldier through Battery Park to the Governor * I»l
ard ferry. The pair walked closely together, ar.d aa
one observed that her left -wrist was sh» Ued to
th© soldier's right. The woman is a professional
detective, whose sole occupation is the catching of
deserters from the United States army and navy.
She delivered her prisoner, whom s'.ie caught !:i
Philadelphia, to the. sergean*. major at Gevereort
island, and left the island on the next boai KM
King is a young woman about wwsnty-thres |M
have been in the bustness ataee 1 wail a kid" sta
explained to the reporters yesterday. £11 Wl^o
what I know, but T will not stand for a photv
Traph •• She dodsed behind Charles Miller, of PhU-
Spbi«. her employer, when four cameras wer,
'TJJ Ser bought three deserts to the
SSSSSSs
Stein, recently released from OMft ™»»;
Toung is the man f*d. HI. «ra ot •*»»
tleularly anxious to flr.d. IMS t«rm w»
expired November 19. 1003. He '» «£ son , o^a
well known policeman of Philadelphia, Wd W«
foreman of a mattress factory when caught
vms Klnu It is "aW that Miter had an offer of
n.S "S Toung make h,s escape, but refused »*
offer. Miller has made a small fortune in his bur
ness, and intends to establish a detective bareaa
here. t
CHOLERA IN GERMANY CHECKED.
i
Mr. Tower Transnits Government's tfotice—
Fewer Cases Reported.
Washington. Sept. lt.-T* German govern
ment has given notice that the cholera epldwdo
has been checked. Ambassador Tower sent _o
the State Department to-day from Berlin tn.
following dispatch:
It is announced officially by the Herman
ernment that the cholera has been checked, ana
that any epidemic is entirely un.Ue»>.
This statement will be communicated by th»
Department of State to the Public Health ao«
Marine Hospital service through the TretojUT
Department, in order that it may roofltfy. »_■
sees fit, the restrictions on emigration tnrou*n
German ports.
Berlin. Sept. 19— The official bulletin Issued
toM.iy says that seven fresh cases of e&etoia
and no deaths have been reported from noon on
Monday to noon to-day.
GOMPERS CALLS CONVENTION.
Washington. Bept 19-Presldent Oompers Oj Jf
American Federntion of Labor bu Issued a caBJJ
the annual convention of the federation to t* "—
at Pittaborg beginning on November 13.
ELECTION RIOTS IN MEXICO.
El Paao. Tex.. Sept. lfc-A prlrate
Coahvlla, Mexico, says riots followed sun
election for Governor, and that several P*^
were killed tn SalMllo. the State capita!. TMf^
Is considered trustworthy, but no detail! ria%e
received. ..
FATAL FIRE AT TORONTO.
Toronto. Sept. I* -One fireman was k!!!fl1 . * n °^ r t
seriously Injured and two others W«W *i«a jjL
in a nre that destroy the Brown rtour bu.^ -^
the Esplanade, early to-aay The nil'l 'eat.
10.0W barrels of Hour and 300.000 bnahell or «
The loss is estimated at gUM**
JAPANESE PARTY AT SEATTL I|f ,
Seattle. Wash. Sept. W H W Pencfaoa f**^.
other arnntun of the Japanese peace mls — yj 0
rived here last night. The party w»« » all "^
Dakota uu Wednesday-

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