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CROWDS CHEER WEAVER"
COXFEXTIOX VISITS HIM.
City Party Delegates Mount Mayor
on Table in Office.
Philadelphia. Sept. 20. — The new City party,
a reform body opposed to the methods of the
Republican organization, held its convention for
nominating a county ticket in the Academy of
Hade to-day, and never before in the history of
this city have the scenes of the convention been
equalled. On motion, It was decided that the
entire body of delegates and alternates should
march to the City Hail, three blocks away, and
acquaint Mayor Weaver of the action of the con
vention. Headed by a brass bar.d, the delegates,
be ring nearly one thousand, marched to the
Mayor's office and were met by him in the re
ception room adjoining- his office. Not more than
half of the crowd" could gain admission to the
room, and those who were forced to remain
outside massed themselves in the adjacent cor
ridors. Th«* Mayor's appearance was the signal
for a demonstration which continued fully five
mir.utes Mayor Weaver was lifted to a table
In the centre of the room and a delegate stood
on either side of him with a large American flag.
City Chairman Edmonds mounted the table, and.
■ddieaitug, the Mayor, congratulated him on the
work of the convention.
'Mr. Mayor," said Mr. Edmonds, "there are
here 917 delegates, every one pledged to the
Bopport of your administration. They have
nominated a ticket which represents the wishes
cf the people. We assure you of the support
of the people of Philadelphia."
-day's convention^" said Mayor Weaver In
reply, "is only the beginning' of the fight in
which the administration and the people are
pledged to stand tog-ether. Philadelphia has
been corrupt, but whether she has been con
tented will be determined next November. Tour
ticket represents the reform I stand for. Let
us work together for the overwhelming defeat
cf the organization. That is the way to make
reform permanent. The man who vot^s the
ticket nominated to-day is the true Republican.
Let us make a pledge, you to the administration
and the administration to you. that we will
not rest In our earnest endeavors to bring about
the defeat of the machine."
SHAKES HANDS WITH HUNDREDS.
On entering and leaving: the room llayv
Weaver was surrounded by the enthusiastic dei •
egates and he was compelled to shake hands
with many hundreds of them before they would
aQow him to return to his prlvats office.
Tr.° tick-t; is as follows. Sheriff, Wilson H.
Brown; coroner. J. M. R. Jermon; City Commis
sioners, Rudolph Blantantrarg and Edward A.
Anderson; judg"e of Common Ple&s Court Xo. 1, i
Craig Biddle; Judge of Orphans' Court, Morris
Judges Biddle and Dallett are at present on
the bench and are the regular Republican nomi-
Ma for re-election. These offioie not being
considered partisan positions by the city party.
th" candidates were indorsed by the convention.
To-day's convention was the first in many
years in this city to which the delegates went
UTunstructed. There was no "slate" and each of
the 917 delegates was ac liberty to name whom
h- chose for the offices. The result was a selec
tion of candida^-es who fairly represent the re
form eiemer.t that has come into prominence
Bine© Mayor Weaver's break with the organiza
tion last May.
The convention was orderly, but the enthusi
asm as unbounded. When the nominations
were dtciared in order the freedom of the dele
gctes was shown by the numerous names pre
sented to the convention. Eulogistic speeches
were many, and as each candidate was named
he was hailed with enthusiasm.
DETAILS OF THE CONVENTION.
The convention -was called to orcer by Frank-
Mn S. Edmonds, chairman of the city com
mittee of the party, who said in part:
We come here because we ere lovers of our city
no matter what may be our party affiliations it
was are that were first emmciated the D-incinles
of Übernr. Because we belter, a rood *£££."
better than riches we assemble to show o-- de
votion to our great city. This is the principle. The
occasion is here. A band of men baa ir.ade our
fair city a shame b the Caoe of the wwrtdT The
f,°J£f Ili: ; er: ' t City has brought the blush of
shame to every- honest dtlxen. We stand h*-e
te redeem the city of Philadelphia. BUiaa nerß
We proclaim that the re.gr or graft in the city
cf Philadelpnia shall er.fi. fc This is a bo! cen
•ecrate*! to >a lofty purpose. I wish to offer a
tribute cf thar.Ks to John Weaver, Mayor of Phil
adelphia (prolor.e-ed cheers?, who has" done more
i , a: i, any individual to give the people of Phila
delphia er. opportunity to win their :reedom.
At the close of the chairman's speech the band
played -^The Star Spangled Banner" and again
the delegates, alternates and spectators joined in
A platform was adopted, in part, as follows:
The dl-.y party hap been formed for the redemp
tion of the city of Philadelphia from the control of
corrupt and_ criminal conspirators casing- [koj;.
selves Republicans. It a:r..s to put ar eid to gov
ernment by ar.d for municipal cor.tracto-3 and to
substitute government by and for tr,» . iuzens As
necessary incidents to its policy or reform asd
progress the city party demands:
Firs:— complete and thorough revision of the
Resent election laws. Including a provision for pe--
Second— The repeal of the "Ripper" bill, denyirg
to tne Mayor the right to appoint his heads of de .
Third— A sincere and impartial enforcement of the
Civil Service provisions o' the city charter, making 1
■iDolntments to office depend wholly on rrierit and
not at all on political puii.
■th— Tnat municipal franchises, when grant
ed, shall be for limited periods only, and with
proper compensation, and not as matters of po
tlucal or personal favor.
F-fth— Tr.» election of municipal officers responsi
.<- to the entire body of citizens, and not to any
roan or group of men.
c:x:r. — An honest, open, economical and efficient
•Crr.:r.istraUon of our municipal affairs, based on
the absolute divorce of officeholders from political
control, ana that no councilman shall hold any
city employment or be interested in any city con
Seventh— abolition of grade crossings, the en
largeir.»r:t of our school faculties and the co-opera
tior. with the State and national govern:. • in
fleeper.'.r.g me Delaware River channel and the
•r*-<iy completion of underground transit facilities.
The platform closes with the Indorsement of
the administration of Mayor Weaver and the
approval of his directors In administering their
department! "with faithful adherence to the let
ter and spirit of the law."
The Democratic County Convention was held
to-n:ght, and after some discussion the ticket
lorr;:r.2.ted by the City party was Indorsed. *
TNDER SOLID BLACK SQUARE.
How "Jerome Nominators" Will Vote for
Th« party which will support District Attorney
Jerome In his Independent campaign for re-election
will be known as the "Jerome Nominators," while
the aarty emblem will be a solid black square.
The appeal to the Board of Sections which is
necessary in such casts is In reatiintss for distribu
tion. Two thousand signatures ere necessary, but
the District Attorney is confident that he will get
the number readily. There are already a number of
s:irnat.jreE, duly sworn to, and the District Attor
ney has in his possession many letters from friends
and admirers who desire to be among those first
as trial proves.
;- PKoFuSED TUXNEL Ut)XNE< L'lSii THE LINES OF THE PUBLIC .-i.i: . ! L CORPOiiATIOX OP
N'EW-JBBSET AND THE ERIE RAILROAD WITH THE METROPOLITAN SYSTEM.
section •with the present subway and the proposed new subway route, with which it ls intended to have transfer arrangements.
or. the list. To these the blanks will first be sent
In the petition Mr. Jerome gives hi? house ad
dress a? No. 3 Rur^ers-st. and his business address
as No. ZZ Franklin
ALL M'MANUSES HAPPY.
Plunkitt Stays at Home—Richter's
George TVashington Plunkitt, of the lf»th As
sembly District, the hero of a hundred political
'ar as real power is concerned is a
political memory "The" McManus. who beat
him for the leadership, is the man of the hour in
the district It was a delirious night for Tam
many men in the 15th District on Tuesday, and
the delirium had not entirely worn off last night.
Every man by the nami of McManuß held his
head up high and looked every other man in the
eye. The political glory acquired by the elder
brother "sort o' sloshed over" and covered all
tha othtir McManuaea with an effulgence.
"Stitch" McManus received congratulations from
scores of friends, as did also 'One Eyed" Mc-
Manus and Jimmy and Billy McManus. An
other man who shared in the honors was Alder
man Richter. The Piunkitt men, in a moment
of false pridt, styled Richter and his men
"Dutch hikers." Because of this epithet all the
Germans were for RSchter, who was McManus's
Aj for Senator Plunkitt, he kept inside his
house all day, members of his family saying he
wa* exceedingly busy with business matters.
John E. Dordan, Plunkitt's political partner,
was all tired out, and slept till after 2 o'clock in
The winter of 190G will be the last term in
the Senate for Mr. Plunkitt. While it is too far
ahead to plan with any degree of certainty, it
is on the cards for Assemblyman McManus to
succeed Plunkitt as Senator. The district's
boundaries will be different next year. The
legislature next winter will reapportion the Sen
ate districts, ar.S it may be easier for Senator
Saxe. Republican, to carry it then. Even after
the reapportior.ment, it probably will still be a
Democratic district, and ir will mean a hard
fight for Mr. 3a.xe, if he runs.
"Now that it's all over," said McManus. the
new leader, yesterday. "I want to say that I
would have got more than 371 majority if it had
not been for the Plunkitt-Dordan bank roll. For
once in his life Plunkitt spent money as if he
had a private money factory s:-~ c trhere and
was running bills of!" by the thousand. Johnny
Dordan simply threw it away. I had no money
at all. I stood on principle, and the people vin
dicated American manhood. That's what. I ap
preciate the confidence reposed in me by the
people of this district, and I thank them for the
way they rallied to my Bupport. Charles F.
Murphy told me last spring that he would keep
hands off in the fight, and he did It. I had the
regular organization in the district against me,
but Plunkitt had nearly ruined it, and when we
tag we had no trouble in winning. My
first step will be to get a new and decent club
: ir the district, in place of that cubby hole
that Plunkitt has compelled his people to meet
in for the last generation."
"They only got in one Plunkitt floater on me."
sal'i Alderman Richter. "'The way It was done
was this: A little fellow he conies arountf ar-1 1
spots him as a McManus man, and b
to get out. He looks me in the eye
bluff like and saj I st me $25 tha he g-Eta
in his vote. I says I bets he won't. I went in
and got hold of him and was jus- goir.' to escort
him out, when he gives ma the signal, which was
two soft kicks in the si::r.. That seemed to be
all to the good, and I Lets him vote, but I sent
one of my men after him, and then I discovered
that he done me. He was a Plunkitt man, after
it that was the only one. and he wouldn't
'a made good if he hadn't had the signal. I
don't see how he got
HAFFEN TO HAVE FIGHT.
Bronx Borough President May
Lose Jle nomination.
Friends of Bormjgh President Haffen of Tha
Bronx were amazed last night to learn that he
would have to make a fight In the borough conven
tion, which wili be held on October 9, for renomi
for the office he now holds.
Arrayed against Haffen are Eugene J. McGuire,
the Tammany leader of the 34th Assembly District,
and ex-Assemblyman John J. Scanlon. one of the
beat vote getters who ever ran on a Tammany
ticket !r. The Bronx. Either McGuire's or Scan
-?ented to the convention in
opposition to Haffen's, and whichever one is nomi
nated will have the solid vote of the delegates from
the 84th Assembly District, and, so xt Is said, from
rict at his back.
decision t< ig«r»w for ranomlnation
is said to bfl the I a feeling that he will
make a wea) ir, In view of the
•-pcs of wrongdoing in office
..«en made against men appointed by him.
T:.e MeGuire-Boanlon com?
i :n the 35th
Assembly Disl .) him because of the
growing da-- . with Kaffen's
methods amor^g many Tammany men in The
Among- Tammany men in The Brer.x last night
it was said that Tammany Hall would look with
; - ihe conven
. i Haffen • % too much
power to suit the ■ leaders in Manhattan.
SHEVLIN WORRIES M'CAEREN MEN.
Votes Against Senator If Bunched Could
Change Result of Election, He Says.
James Sh<=vlin. the defeated leader, gave out a
statement from headquarters, in Wiiloughby-st.,
wsrerd^y. that seemed somewhat to disconcert the
McCarren men. He declared, among other things,
that there were polled on Tuesday 19.000 antl-Mc
rarren votes, and that while th«se were scattered
over a number of districts in tha primary election,
and therefore lost considerable of the force of co
hes:vcn<-ss, if they were all cast against the ticket
on Election Day, when each vote against the ticket
■would have the value of two votes for the enemy,
the result would hang on these ballots. Mr. Shev
lin would rot WT whether or not he would ad visa
the anti-McCarren peopie to carry their differences
to the polls.
Thoirm F. Byrnes, who made a fight against
Thomas R. Farreli In the 11th District and loot,
after reading Mr. Shevlln's statement, said:
Well up in the 11th I new saw anything like it.
The ■■r-tri. I was floods with money. Why, they
irranxled ripht en the M lewatt as to whether they
should »-•-' CorUor HO tor (heir votes. They
were taken into ,va>s and paid, and when
this did not work they pot into cab*. I never saw
anything like it in my life, '"'hen If comes to any
thing like that it la tiros to yet oat of politics
That pnrase of Coier's. "Commercialism in politic*.
bui la •xasU* tor lbs UU. District flgt*.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1905.
BRYAN'S GOOD ADVICE.
Tells Nebraska Democrats to Up
hold President's Policy.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 20.— Fusion of Democrats and
Populists of Nebraska was effected to-day by nomi
nation by both State conventions.
The feature of the Democratic gathering was the
speech of "William J. Bryan, in which he bads his
party associates in the State farewell for a year
at least, on the eve of his departure for a tour
of the world. Mr. Bryan commended President
Roosevelt for what he declared to be his advanced
stand on the principles long advocated by Demo
" ts. On these principles be hoped every Democrat
would uphold the President.
A resolution, which was promptly adopted, de
nounced the Rockefeller gift to the University of
Nebraska, criticised the regents for accepting it,
and demanded the return of the gift to tha donor.
F. B. EABHISON FOR FORNES'S PLACE.
Tammany Has Pleasant Memory of Big
Contributions from Him.
Francis Burton Harrison, Democratic candidate
for Lieutenant Governor last year, may be the
Tammany candidate for President of the Board of
Aldermen, instead of Thomas Mulry. The Demo
cratic politicians have a pleasant memory of the
size of the contribution from Mr. Harrison and his
friend? last fall, and they think there might be a
reDetltion of the good times if he is put on the
Tammany ticket for President of the Board of
Mr Harrison stands well with the Tammany
men. although his relations with Mayor McClellan
are not as cordial as mutual friends could wish.
Tammany will be more than usually careful this
time in selecting a candidate for President of the
Board of Aldermen, because Mayor McClellan may
be nominated for Governor this fall, or two years
from this fall, provided he is re-elected Mayor.
BELLEVUE DOCTOR GOES.
Dismissed by Angry Superintendent
— Nurses Sympathetic.
After an extremely heated interview, in which
some plain and undecorative English was used.
Dr. J. W. Sommerville, a young doctor attached
to th«j second medical division of Beilevue Hos
pital, was dismissed from the staff of the insti
tution by th« superintendent. Dr. Samuel T.
The dismissal of Dr. Sommervlle followed sim
ilar action on Tuesday in the case of his class
mate and chum. Dr. Henry WalL Dr. Par
menter, one of the ambulance surgeora at Har
lem Hospital, a branch of Beilevue, was dis
missed a few days ago by Superintendent Arm
strong. Two nurses. Miss Zette/strorn and Miss
Leary, both of long experlea.s at Belle'-'ue. have
resigned in the last week for cause*, it is said,
ot the same nature as those which led to tha
dismissal of Drs. Sommervilia and "WalL The
resignation of at least one other nurse is ex
pected in a few days.
According to Dr. Sommerville and others not
so free to talk, these dismissals and resignations
have been due to complaints of a petty and in
considerable nature. Dr. Armstrong was for
merely in the army and the marine hospital ser
vice, and the doctors whom he has dismissed
say that he has tried to carry his military
methods of discipline into Beilevue. with th*
• that friction has occurred.
When Dr. Armstrong called him to his office
to-day to answer a complain*, this is part of
the dialogue that ensued, according to Dr. Som
"I understand. Dr. Sommerville," said Dr.
Armstrong, "that an electric light bulb was
thrown from the window of your room last
evening. Who was there with you?"'
-That is an untruth, doctor," replied Dr.
Sommerville. "I had been working hard all
day and was tired and went to sleep soon after
I entered my room. Nothing of the kind oc
Dr Armstrong replied that the complaints
appeared to him to be justified. Dr. Sommer
ville retorted with several expletive., which
were more vigorous than polite.
-Are you aware that there are ladies herer
remarked Superintendent Armstrong.
-I am" said Dr. Sommerville. "and while I
have the greatest respect for them, I have the
prc foundest disrespect for you.
-You are dismissed instantly. Dr. Sommer-
So^vT^ leaving the hospital
nne of the nurses congratulated him. saying
that she expected to resign in a few days. That
here was plenty of sympathy for Dr. Sommer
•me was quite evident, even though those who
evinced it did not dare to do so too openly. One
o n the group watching him depart re
marked that It was a good thing to see some
one with courage enough to protest.
SAYS WOMAN SWINDLED HER.
Mrs. Wetter Played Wall Street Tinder An
other's Guidance— Ib Sorry Now.
On the complaint of Mrs. Julia Wetter, of No.
14 W« loS-st.. Mrs. Marian Latouche. of No.
05 w est H2th-st.. was yesterday held in ,500
bJITo rial or a charge of grand larceny by
Magistrate Wahle. in the Harlem police court.
3^ Wetter told Marf.«» Wahle that .ev
•nd weeks ago, desiring to make some money.
eral *•-*■■• T atoUC he, to be Invested accord
she 5 her judgment, 101 Steel common ahare.
to£ tt her judgment, a Steel common ahare.
S£* \-orth s. and »38 in cash, making $75 in
•tv . « its. 1 M-s. Wetter saya Mrs. La-
L '•?' 18 ,/Vir Henry B. Clifford & Co. would
£vef a^hTsh^ouid be certain of a return
of $50 a week. aeo Mrs- Wetter says, she was
A «e^ da>« ' «°^ h of a brother in St. Paul,
informal of the a* and wen( . to the
Minn. She desired Clifford & Co and aske* for
offices of Henr , » J-_ she wa s told that there
her money, sne n « to her - and that she owed
was nothing cnmi *
1^ was paroled until to-day that
she might ob^ k^t Mrs. Latouche had no
The brokew »y them M would em r
A NEW IIIDSU.N iUNNEL
Contlnnfd from flr»t oaz*-
indefinitely, and actual work on the new sub
ways cannot begin until thU question is settled.
Though It is purposed to begin work on the
new tunnel as soon as necessary rights are
granted by the Rapid Transit Commission, it
may be found that work on it also will have to
await the court decision on the rights of th<^
aldermen. The contract will not be publicly let.
S. L. F. Deyo will be the chief engineer and Mr.
McDonald will have general charge of the work.
He does not believe in letting work like this to
the lowest bidder. "In such work," he says,
"find the man who can do the job and turn it
over to him."
So far, no actual work has been done on the
tunnel. This cannot be begun until the fran
chises are granted. But the projectors have be
fore them the detailed information supplied by
the United States Coast Survey as to the bed
of the North River, and they are thoroughly fa
miliar with the character of Manhattan Island.
As soon as right* are granted the engineers will
be put to work and the construction pushed
with all possible speed.
The financing of the enterprise, it is under
stood, will be in the hands of the two railway
corporations. According to the brief statement
issued yesterday afternoon by the Metropolitan
company, "the Interstate Tunnel Railway Com
pany will be controlled and financed Jointly by
the Metropolitan interests, by the Public Ser
vice Corporation and the other interest* which
will furnish the traffic at the New-Jersey end."
Considering the close physical connection be
tween the tunnel and the Erie Railroad, the nat
ural conclusion was that the Erie was the
"other Interests." and would take a large part in
financing the enterprise. It was announced yes
terday, however, that the Erie had bought the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad, for
a sum not mentioned, but it Is conceded that
this is a large financial operation, and the Erie
has already undertaken improvements in and
around Jersey City requiring the expenditure of
many millions. Among these may be mentioned
a new terminal station and yards, and new
tunnels and cut-off.
A high official of the Erie said yesterday:
The Erie will have a physical connection
with the tunnel, and that is all that concerns
the public. As to who will finance the scheme
it is none of the public's business. All they
are concerned with Is that the tunnel is to b*
built and have the necessary connections.
FOUR NORTH RIVER TUNNELS.
The Erie will have a physical connection
nectlon with New-York, and this other tunnel
is one that the Metropolitan, at one time, was
believed to control. With the present projected
tubs and one other yet to be built, there will
be four under the river between New-York and
Jersey City. The first is the Pennsylvania tun
nel, now in course of construction, and two of
the others are owned by the Hudson Companies
of New-York. Gne of these, now well toward
completion, is the old Mcrton-st. tunnel, which
was taken up some years ago* by William G.
McAdoo. As first planned it was to extend from
15tii-st.. Jersey City, to Christopher and Green
wich sts., thi£ city. When the project was re
vived early in 190- it was understood, and cur
roboratiou of the report was practically ob
tained, that the Metropolitan waa behind the
Subsequently the plans for the tunnel were
extended so that it was to go down to the Jer
sey Central station at Communipaw, pa.ss under
the Pennsylvania terminal in Jersey City and
have a connection with the Pennsylvania sta
tion, go en up to the Erie, where a connection
would be established, :ake in the Lacka wanna
and then cross over to New-York. The Lacka -
wanna part of the plan fell through, and the
railroad secured the runnel company for J-IIUO.OUO
damages for carrying the bore under the rail
road yards. It was explained, when all these
plans were made known, that, in addition to
the connections with the various steam rail
roads, the tunnel would connect with the lines
of the Public Service Corporation in Jersey City
In New York the company bought a block at
Greenwich and Christopher sts.. which was sup
posed to be for a terminal station, but it soon
developed that the tunnel was to be extended to
6th-ave. and 33d-st and from 9th-st. and t>th
ave. across to 4ih-ave. In the meantime the
Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Company had
begun work on a tunnel connecting the Penn
sylvania Railroad terminal In Jersey City with
Cortlandt-st.. at Church-si The Pennsylvania
Railroad Company bought a site in Jersey City
for the terminal of the Hudson and Manhattan
tunnel. The interests of this company were sub
stantially the same as those of the tunnel to
Greenwich-st.. and Charles M. Jacobs, chief en
gineer for the Pennsylvania tunnel, was also
chief engineer for this tunnel.
In January last the Hudson Companies were
formed to take over both of these tunnel compa
nies. The officers of the Hudson Companies are
Walter G. Oakman, president; Charles M.
Jacobs, chief engineer; William Barclay Parsons,
consulting engineer; Henry A. Marray. treas
urer, and K. B. Conger, secretary. The direc
tors are Walter G. Oakman. William G. McAdoo.
William Barclay Parsons. John W. Simpson.
William C. Lane. Frederick B. Jennings. An
thony N. Brady. Andrew Freedmar.. Gardiner
M. Lane, Cornelius Vanderbllt. Pliny Fisk and
William M. Barnum. Of these Walter G. Oak
man. Andrew Freedman, Gardiner M. Lane and
Cornelius Vanderbilt are directors in the Inter
borough Rapid Transit Company.
M'DONALD SOLVES PROBLEM.
It was immediately evident that the connec
tion of the Metropolitan with the McAdoo tun
nels had been lost. The Belmont interests had
shouldered out the Ryan people and secured a
connection with the majority of the railroads on
the Jersey City water front. Mr. McDonald be
gun his search for a way to regain the lost
ground and the new tunnel is the result.
Primarily it unites the lines of the Public Ser
vice Corporation, operating about 550 miles of
railroad in Hudson, Essex. Passaic. Union and
Middlesex counties, New-Jersey, with the 52U
miles of the Metropolitan's system and with the
proposed new subways. In addition >;o this, it
makes a large part of the Erie business directly
tributary to the Metropolitan. . .. - n , A
Alexander E. Orr, president of the Rapid
Transit Commission, said last night that it had
been brought to his notice Indirectly that a new
tunnel was planned under the North River. The
project had his approval as a general proposi
tion but he had not been Informed as to the
details and the route. He would not be able to
express a positive opinion until the scheme was
brought before him official^ and a* a*4 ail th*
fl fT « iu is his ja— iniirm
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— N. Y. Herald.
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REVOLT NOT CONFIRMED.
Colombian Consul General UitwiUing
to Believe Report.
The report of revolution in Colombia was re
ceived in this city yesterday with considerable
surprise. There had been no intimation of pend
ing trouble in the republic, and Luis Enrique
Bonilla, consul general of Colombia in this
city, was disinclined to bellev« the Panama dis
patch telling of the outbreak, although he had
received no advices from his government to
disprove its authenticity. In fact. Sefior Bonilla
seemed to be satisfied that it was not true on
the theory that "no news is good news." The
consul general said:
It cannot be true, because I have no informa
tion from my government at Bogota. Besides,
as you know, it conies here in the form of an
unconfirmed report from Panama. It cannot be
South American governments have been knowa
to fail to inform their consuls of tha existence
of an insurrection.
A friend of President Reyes said yesterday
that the chief executive of Colombia, who, ac
cording to the dispatch from Panama, has fol
lowed in the footsteps of his friend. President
Diaz of Mexico, by declaring himself dictator,
would also emulate the Mexican executive in
another respect. "He will," said this person,
"discourage rebellion by immediate execution of
the leaders instead of imprisoning" tha malcon
It is believed here that General Gonzalez
Valencia, who was one of General Reyes's op
ponents in the last election for President, will
be chosen leader of th« revolt if it assumes im
FUTURE OF THE CONGO.
Belgian Parliament to Fix Status
of African State.
Brussels, Sept. 20. — The question of the po
litical status of the Congo Independent State
will, it is announced, be brought before tha Bel
gian Parliament at the coming session. The
State is now practically an absolute monarchy.
there being no constitution limiting King Leo
pold's power. The convention of July 3, 1890,
gave Belgium the right to annex the State, but
this privilege has not been formally executed.
The present status leaves the King the right to
bequeath the State to his successor, but it is not
certain whether Parliament would approve this.
Therefore it is expected that the question will
be submitted to Parliament for the purpose of
defining the exact future status of the State.
DELEGATES MEET AT KAELSTAD.
Norway and Sweden Not Yet in Full Accord
Karlstad, Sept. 20. — The Swedish and Norwe
gian commissioners were in joint session for
some hours to-day and again adjourned. The
Norwegians are awaiting Instructions from their
home government on certain points.
TALK OF NORWEGIAN REPUBLIC.
Christiania. Sept. 20.— "Dagblad" Is advocat
ing the establishment of a Norwegian republic, and
expresses the opinion that the people must be con
sulted before a new constitution is made.
THE CHOLERA BULLETIN AT BERLIN.
Berlin. Sept. 20.— The official bulletin issued to-day
says that six fresh choiera cases and on« deatii
have bef>n reported from noon yesterday to noon to
day, making ;he totals 213 cases and 73 death*.
MOROCCAN NEGOTIATIONS RESUMED.
Paris. Sept. 20. — Premier Rouvier has returned
from his vacation and has again taken ud the
Franco-German negotiations. Dr. Rosen and M.
Revofl had an informal meeting to-day. and it is
expected that their conferences will be resumed.
AN ANNIVERSARY AT ROME.
Rome, Sept. 20. — The anniversary of the fall of
the temporal power of the Papacy was celebrated
to-day, st crowd of forty thousand persons visiting
the historic Porta. Pla. Wreaths were laid en the
monuments of Garibaldi. Victor Emmanuel. Cavour
MR. OCHS ELECTED A. P. DIRECTOR.
At the annual meeting o* The Associated Press
held yesterday at the "Waldorf-Astoria Hotel the
following directors were re-elected for the ensuing
George Thompson. "3t. Paul Dispatch"; Charles
H. Crasty. •Baltimore News""; W. L M :
T _ an •T.v.ladflpßia Bulletin.*" and W. R. Nelson.
•Kaiisa- CStJ Star." Adotpb 3. Gch«, of •■The Mew-
York Tim-s." was also rleeted for three >ears. to
take Qm place of Whitelav Re:d. The New-York
TribanP. wno declined re-election on account of
" Tui Perfect Table Water."
The pure, sparkling, delicious
$*&s&?* SLITI-9EA WATER, V
gives a relish to your meals, and a distinct aid to digestion. Sold by «0
9 dtakrs in mineral waters, and in every hotel and club in Amenc*
CALABRIA YET SHAKEN.
Storms Add to the Suffering* of the
Monteleone. Sept. 20.— Further slight shcofca
of earthquake and violent storms extending o*e*
the whola of Calabria to-day added to the 4to»
tress of the stricken population. Lightning
caused a fire at OUvadi. which destroyed the *•-
malning property belonging to survivors of the
earthquake. Panics occurred at Cantanaaro and
Reggio, where several buildings were struck.
Signor Aprile. Minister of Justice, left Napl*«
to-day on board a destroyer for Calabria tor
the purpose of superintending the organisation
of government relief measures for the suffersrmp
ANTI-PEACE MEETING IN TOXXO.
Troops Guard Park — Popular Cry for Cfcb
Toklo. Sept. 20. — The attendance at an anti
peace meeting at Uysna Park to-day was small.
owing to a heavy rain. The tone of the meeting
was quiet. The approaches to the park were
guarded by troops, but no guards were posted
inside. A resolution adopted at the meeting de
mands that the Cabinet break ths peace treaty
or resign. It was decided to bring pressure on
members of the lower house to act In conformity
with the resolution, the- ballot being used as a
threat. Sweeping reforms in the administration
of police department were also demanded.
An address to the throne was adopted, but it
has not yet been published.
M. WTTTE'S VIEWS ON TBEATY.
No Changes Expected in the General Poli^
cies of Russia.
Paris, Sept. 20.— M. Wltte. In an interview
published in the "Temps" this afternoon, re
viewed the proceedings at Portsmouth, N. H-.
and said that if the treaty was loyally carried
out It would "reguiats friendly relatidna be
tween the enemies of yesterday." He believed
that the general policies of Russia would not un
dergo changes as a result of the treaty. Th«
people of both countries wanted the Franoo-
Russian alliance to remain Intact. M. Witt*
did not see why French sentiment should op
pose friendly relations between Russia and Ger
many, as Emperor William had showed all
through the war a correct and considerate at
titude toward Russia.
Telegram from Atlanta Say* Biga
mist Is Caught.
The police of Atlanta, Ga., nave arrested a
man who answers to the description of Dr.
George A. Witzhoff. who la wanted has* on ft
charge of bigamy, according to a fliatUt**^ re
ceived last night by Benjamin Franklin, a law
yer of No. 38 Park Row.
Franklin is attorney for forty wo^an wh»
say they have been married to Dr. WltshoS.
He made public the telegram, whloh readt
"Man arrested here answers description of Dr.
Witzhoff. who is wanted In New- York for btajft*
my." The telegTam was signed "Chief ef
Franklin said that within the last few days he
has learned of five other women who say they
were married to Dr. Witzhoff. These tmuau
have written letters to Franklin Crom DvntML
Ind. ; Kaiamaxoo. Mich.; Chicago, Detroit and
Windsor. Ontario. Besides these, he has hun
dreds of letters from anonymous persona, pre
sumably women, all of whom declare they were
wedded to Witzhoff.
SOLD FOR UNPAID TAXES.
City Property on Delinquent list Offered to
The sale of property in arrears for tans ar..l
water rates, w.iich was adjourned June 38. began
again yesterday in the City Hall. The property
Included in yesterday 8 sale is in the zM War* ot
Manhattan. Nearly all of It was moid at i.O» years*
The largest parcels sold were one situated at KM
st.. Broadway and Tth-ave.. with » rr r ll S*[!
of more than U3JOO. Another lot at West EnO
ave and Riverside Drive, is >n<|exed iS,V\ktS^
Stolses. and the indebtedness Is 111^?!^
The Hotel Endicott went f or s-i "^Jf_^J*
seve-al v-ars. amounting to J9.000. The purchasers
wok it it LWQ years' l«se. giving their naiaea t*
tne New Endicott Conn