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SIR HENRY IRVING DEAD.
LIFE EXDED AFTER PLAY.
Qrcat Actor Expires Suddenly at
London. Oct. 13. — The English speaking world
})) R<sR <5 suffered an Irreparable lops by the sudden
death to-night of Pir Henry Irving, who was
universally regarded a? the most representative
»j; n plish actor of contemporary times.
Fir Henry died literally in harness. He was
pivipc i series of farewell performances in the
polish provinces, and this week was playing an
engagement at Bradford, appearing In several
favorite parts. On Thursday he presented "King
jifr^'s Daughter" and "The Bell?." and ap-
P»are^ to be In excellent health. taking the ex
kjajsting part rf Matthias in the latter piny with
n]j the vigor of youth. To-night, before an en
thusiastic audience, he portrayed one of his most
characteristically Intellectual parts, the title role
in his own stage adaptation of Lord Tennyson's
"Beek p t," with marked success.
the performance Sir Henry returned to
his hotel, reaching his rooms nt 11:30 o'clock.
|t was then observed that he was in great pain.
Physicians were Immediately summoned, but be
fore they could reach him Sir Henry was seized
by an attack of syncope and expired within a
few minutes, without having uttered a word, in
the presence of Pram Stoker, who had been his
manager for many years, and a few other in
timate associates. His death caused the great
est pain a - '' i consternation among the members
of the company.
The Associated Press to-night received the fol
lowing telegram from Mr. Stoker:
Very terrible news. Fir Henry Irving had an
attack of syncope after returning from the
theatre to the hotel to-night and died suddenly.
To the last moment of his life Sir Henry Tr
vinp's heart was in the work -•> which he had
dfvoted his career— the raising of the standard
of his art. On Wednesday he was entertained
at luncheon at the Bradford Town Hall, where
the Mayor presented to him an address from his
edmirers. In replying to the address. Sir Henry
make of himself as one the sands of whose
life were fast running out.
In the course of his reply he eloquently ad
vocated the establishment of theatres by the
palitiee, "because." he said, "I believe
that by this means the stand of the true
drama, as distinguished from miecelleanous en
tertainments, would he successfully upheld." He
Money is spent for all kinds of philanthropic
and educational objects. Mil who among you
ever dreams of endowing the theatre? I am
Bare the time will come when you will regard
th° theatre as necessary to a liberal education
and be prepared to consider any reasonable sug
gestions for the extension of its legitimate In
fluence it may be that In years to cor our
countrymen will scarcely understand how in
cur tunes so potent an instrument of good or
ill as the stage was left entirely outside the
sphere of public administration.
Sir Henry Irving' s last appearances in London
were made last summer, following his serious 111
: ess, when the enthusiasm at the nightly re
ceptions accorded to him fit Drury Lane Theatre
will Jong be remembered. Since then he has
been engaged in Tiring tours of the provinces,
contemplated another visit to the United
WILLIAM WINTERS TRIBUTE.
The following telegram was received at the
Tribune office last evening:
Sir Henry Irvir.g's death is a universal be
reavement. He was a great man ami the great
est of actors. WILLIAM WINTER.
Los Angeles, Oct. 13.
SIR HEXRYS CAREER.
Had Dominated English Speaking
Stage Since Early Years.
Fir Henry Irving, one of the leading actors of
the nineteenth century, and probably the great
est actor living at the opening of the twentieth
century, a man who for many years dominated
the English speaking stage and made his influ
ence felt in the scted drama of other tongues,
was sixty-seven years old when he died -not a
particularly advanced which goes to show
the early dominance of Sir Henry's powers.
Pir Henry, known In early life as John
Henry Hrr.dribb. was born on February 6.
1838, •,-, Somersetshire. England, and passed
his early boyhood in Cornwall. After a
brief schooling he began life as a clerk in
a Lor.don East India house, but through a so
caliefl "city elocution class" he learned where
his bait lay. a.nd adopted the stage as a career,
appearing first in 1856. when he was eighteen
rears old. In Bulwer's "Richelieu" The next
year be entered a stock company In Edinburgh,
playing with the leading stars of the time. In
the two years and a half of his stay with this
company he played 428 recorded parts. Such
was an actor's training In those days.
In October. 1874, he first tried Hamlet, with
great success the tragedy lasting 200 nights, a
teal unprecedented at that time. The next year
he acted Macbeth, with less popular success.
The next year found Him playing, also, Othello
In IS7B occurred his first performance as Louis
XI. ? Character impersonation, which at once
met with great favor, and remained to the end
me of his most popular and vivid parts. The
■ame year he became manner of the London
Lyceum Theatre, and revived "Hamlet." with
Miss Terry as Ophelia.
HIS GREATEST PART.
The nest year saw the first performance of
what many consider his finest achievement, his
Shylock. in -The Merchant of Venice." Miss
Terry-, great Portia was first seen at the same
time, and together they carried the play to 250
Performances— record Shakespearian run-
In 2SSI Irving acted lago to Booth's Othello, a
treat hundreds sought to see.'
In 18S3 Bir Henry and Miss Terry made their
first tour to the United States, and on October 31
he appeared at the Star Theatre, Broadway and
10th-st., in "The Bells" before a crowded and
enthusiastic house. After a month of repertory
Jn New-Tork. th«: two players and the L,yceum
company Journeyed over the country. They re-
P*atc-d their visit in the fall of 1884. and Irving
acted Shyloek here, and. for the first time in
It was in the following fall, in London, that
Irving made his production of "Faust," which
'opt him. it is said, $45,000. This marked the
beginning of those elegant, substantial, pictur
esque and accurate f-j! tings which the actor ever
Continued on third pngc
The through *Urr>\ns; car. New York to l^ike
Placid, by the Mew York Central, will be continued
uoui further notice.—
To-morrow, fair and wanner.
ULTIMATUM TO CASTRO.
FRANCE HAS OXE READY.
Prepared to Use Force in Efforts to
Washington. Oct. 13.— American grievances
against Venezuela may be settled by diplomacy,
while France, in the absence of any diplomatic
relations at Caracas, may yet be compelled to
resort to a show of force. Despite the assur
ance? of Foreign Office officials at Paris, it is
stated here that the French ultimatum has been
practically ready to dispatch for a week or
more and that France has the full assent of the
Washington government to adopt an effective
course of action against Venezuela to obtain
the renewal of diplomatic relations and the
restoration of «French property seized by the
This briefly is the situation to-night.
The French ultimatum will be held up until
further conferences have occurred between the
French embassy here and the State Department.
So far as Judge Calhoun, the American special
commissioner, has reported to the department,
there is nothing in the situation at Caracas that
cannot be settled by patient and firm diplomacy.
While not prepared to announce definitely its
exact course of action, the Washington govern
ment has let France know informally its belief
that American fi rie,-ances against Venezuela,
although severe, can be settle without the as
sistance of American warships. This informa
tion was not communicated with any intention
of forestalling a resort by Fiance to force, but
was in answer to the earnest request of the
Even if France should find it necessary to es
tablish a pacific, blockade against Venezuela the
Washington government will offer no objection,
having already assured jtself that the Monroe.
Doctrine is not involved in any ■way. In dip
lomatlc circles the opinion Is expressed, how
ever, that the Venezuelan President would yield
before a. pacific blockade is established. The
aversion on the part of France and the United
States to the use of warships arises from the
fact that the blockading of Venezuelan ports
at this time will affect not so much Venezuela
as it will the creditor powers to whom a portion
of the customs receipts has been awarded by
the Hague tribunal until their claims shall
have been paid in full.
TOMBSTOXE FOR POODLE.
Pet of Mrs. George B. Dc Forest
Honored Like a Child.
[By Telegraph to Th» Tribune.]
Newport, B. 1.. Oct 13. — A tombstone was set
on the lawn of the Train villa at Newport to
day tn mark the final resting place of th-^
French r n °rn p which for years was the pet of
Mrs. George B. De Forest ami which died Sep
tember 20 last. This is the first time in New
port that a stone has been placed over a doe.
nnd it is as elaborate as many over the graves
of human beings. A tomb was built for tho
dog when it died, and it sets«six Inches above
the ground, and to-day a gray granite slab,
higl ly polished measuring five by four feet, was
placed op top. This was done In the presence
of Mr? De Forest and several friends.
FOUR SIXK WITH BOAT.
Squall Causes Steamer to Capsize at
fPv "T>!<>cr?.r.h to 7*11" Tribune. 1
Memphis, Oct. 13.— A sudden squall caused
the steamboat F.lk to break her moorings in
the Yazoo Canal, opposite VicksbuTg Land-
Ing to-day, and she capsized, taking four of the
crew down into thirty feet of water with her.
Their bodies have not as yet been recovered,
and their identity Is unknown. None of the
officers or passengers were lost, the drowned
being deckhands. The Elk ran between Vicks
burg and Davis Bend, the Mississippi River
plantation of Jefferson Davis.
Two years ago the steamer Providence, the
run of which the Elk was taking, turned turtle
in Davis Bend in 8 similar squall, and went
down in sixty feet Of water, carrying with her
the captain, clerk, pilot, engineer and several of
« in.i crew Few of the bodies
the passengers ami crew.
were ever found.
DOGS GUARD HOUSE.
CunUfe's Wife Objects to Publicity
- Xo New Clews.
fRy TH^Rraph to The TribiiTio 1
ptttsburg Oct. 13.— The home of George E.
Cm ffe the missing express agent in the West
End is now guarded by two large and vicious
bulldog The animals were pets of the express
agentTefore he disappeared with $101,000 of the
TrTJiephmTcunlMre, wife of the missing
m.;n. said this afternoon: "I appreciate that the
pub! wants to know all about myself and fam
!,v affairs now. but there is such a thing as going
too far. and when a reporter came to me and
offered to pay me if I would take the children
out into the yard and have then, photograph^ I
S^he^a^n'e l^^^-— to
some South American point.
FORAKER TO CRITICS.
Resents Imputation of Straddling
Rate Question Will Offer Bill
[By T-lPtrraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Cincinnati. Oct. 13— United States Senator
Foraker this evening answered in an open let
ter criticisms of his Rellefontaine speech and
other utterances on railroad rates made also
in an open letter, by the Receivers and Ship
pers' Association of this city.
Senator Foraker begins by resenting the in
timation by the association that he might
straddle th« question. He reiterates his former
expressions opposing the placing of greater au
thority in the matter with the Interstate Com
merce Commission. He says:
It Is because the exercise of this power can
not be limited to a bingle rate, but must em
brae, in every case hundreds, and possibly
thousands, of other rates, and. ultimately, prac
tballv nil rates throughout the whole country,
that I do not think It wise to confer the power
on the Interstate Commerce <'0,m»,0r on
mv other political agency appointed by Presi
; ",Vn? ) ,--ye]:. or by any other President, un-
SS ttcan be shown that there is no other way
;■ ",,iv the evils that are complained of , and
;, not think any such thing can be shown.
I do no think the President desires a contest
i»l? the senate and I know the Senate doe*
* H«L(re ■[ ■ 'test with the President At the
not desire . i « "i. Ie he PrPs i,ieni will do bis
T me '1,1, i" best judgment, without
orTvor; "and I think the Senate will do the
Th e Senator Bald that he has drawn a bill
wWch he intends to prtment to «he interstate
;;rir- i :^n^:-s^^:Vof^r r e,s^:
gested by the shippers.
NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 14. 1905.-TWENTY PAGES-^»»-
SIR HENRY IRVING.
Who died at Bradford. England, last night.
ARTILLERY OVER CLIFF.
Horses Stampeded — Private Dead
Two More May Die.
Junction City, Kan.. Oct. 13.— Private Albert
I.asto. of the 20th Battery of Field Artillery.
was killed at target practice at Fort Riley
to-day. Privates John Connelly and G. .1. Simp
son, of the same battery, are thought to be
fatally injured, while Privates I.eary. Norman.
Lancaster ,-m<l Cline, of the same organization,
are in a hospital with broken legs and internal
injuries. A large number of other artillerymen
The casualties were caused by frightened
horses galloping over a precipice with riders
The accident occurred north of Fort Riley.
The 20th Battery ir one of the six making up
the first provisional regiment of field artillery
at target practice. The battery's guns had been
placed and its eight limbers, loaded with am
munition, were at the rear with Six horses
hitched to each limber. The drivers had dis
mounted. When the battery was ready for fir
ing a large red flag was run up on a Staff as a
signal to the range party at the targets to get
<ut of range of the guns.
The wind blew the flag out In »he faces or
the horses, and they stampeded at >nee. Some
drivers succeeded in getting into the saddle,
others were dragged, 1 "- most ' i the drivers
n . left behind. The horses dashed over a
small cliff and went down in a mass with their
The 29th Battery belongs at. Fort Leaven
worth. and came to Fort Riley in July for tar-
Laste enlisted in the service last Jan
uary. Hi? widow and father live in York.
FIRE AT FAIR GROVXDS.
Missouri Building at Lewis and
Clark Exposition Destroyed.
Portland Ore., Oct. 18.-The Missouri State
Building at the Lewis ft Clark Exposition
Grounds, Including the various exhibits and the
art and statuary collection, was destroyed by
fire to-night. The blaze was confined to the
DEATH IN HOLY WATER.
Fonts Often Breed Yellow Fever
Mosquitoes, Says Dr. Howard.
Washington. Oct. 18.-The fonts of holy water
in Roman Catholic churches often aid in spread
ing yellow fever, said Dr. I* O. Howard, the en
tomologist of the Department of Agriculture, be
fore the International Sanitary Convention here.
t °D? y *Howard said that the yellow fever
mosquito does not breed in large patches of open
water and that a broken bottle which contains
, Httle water is by far more dangerous. There
upon he added:
The holy water in churches is in many in
stants a brewing place of these inosquitoe* and
aVave cause of danger and death.
DIVORCE FOR TAGGART.
Court Gives Army Officer the Cus
tody of His Two Children.
booster Ohio. Oct. 13,-Judge Eason, who
heTrd the' divorce case of captain Elinors F.
TaggVt , In* hi. wife. rendered his decision
this fternoon. The court grants Captain T.g
gart the divorce and the custody of ££•
children. Culver, eleven years, and chares.
Seven years. Mrs. Taggart is allowed to see the
Taggart was in court during the
reading of the decision. Mrs. Taggart is ill
and was not present. The courtroom was
crowded. Judge Bason said that the testimony
was deeply touching. The charge of drunken
ness against Captain Taggart. the court said,
was not sustained.
The trial lasted seven weeks. The case went
to the court a month ago. The suit was first
started In July. 1904. by Captain Taggart. who
filed petition for divorce, charging his wife with
conduct unbecoming a wife, and alleging the
excessive use of Intoxicants. Mrs. Tag art
beard of the proceedings in Ban Francisco and
Immediately started for Wooster. the home of
the Taggarts where she filed a counter petition
for divorce against Captain Tasgart on the
grounds of cruelty and neglect.
The case has been of exceptional interest be
cause of statements at tie trial by Captain
Taggart that the use at Intoxicants in the army
was so common aa to be almost the custom. A
number of prominent officers were named In
Captain Taggart'a petition as having been more
ur less the cause of his domestic troubles.
Captain Taggarl is a graduate of West Point,
and has served at various army posts. He w,aa
commißsm- of a division In the Cuban cam
nXn A' led in he relief of the Cabana, served
n n dl. notion in the Philippines. .speciaUy In
Samar; m chief of police of Manila and
commanded the hospital snip Relief and the
PEACE 10 GIRD WORLD
Ratifications To Be Cabled To-day
Between Japan and Russia.
Washington. Oct 13.— 1t has been arranged
that the ratifications of the Russian-Japanese
peace treaty shall be exchanged to-morrow M.
Takahira, the Japanese Minister, will notify the
State Department that his Emperor has signed
the treaty at Tokio.
The State Department will notify the Amer
ican Embassy at St. Petersburg to that effect,
and Spencer Eddy, the charge there, will duly
notify the Russian government That govern
ment in turn will notify the French Foreign
Office in Paris through its own Ambassador in
that City that the Russian Emperor has signed
his copy of the treaty. The French Foreign Of
flce will notify its Minister in tokio, and he in
turn will inform the Japanese Foreign Office.
and this will be regarded as a formal exchange
THOUGHT GAS WAS BOMB.
Explosion* in Apartment House Due
to Defective Insulation.
\n explosion which was at first attributed to
a bomb and which the police later said was
ih«. result of defective insulation, occurred in
-tment house, at T.Sth-st. and
rtth-.-ive.. early last evening. No one was hurt
by the explosion.
Harry -T. Morgan, n private detective, who
was Btanding on the corner when the explosion
occurred, immediately turned in an alarm. He
then went Into the building and warned thft
tenants. As he reached the third floor there
was a se.-ond explosion, which added to the
consternation or those in the building:.
The first explosion, which took place at the
fith-ave entrance, hurled the ponderous stone
steps which are fully ten feet long, far out onto
the- sidewalk, while the second one tore tht- iron
steps leading to the first floor from their
of the East Blst-st. station,
hurried bis reserves to the scene, and they we-re
kept busy keeping the crowd which gathered
within bounds. The firemen were not needed,
;<< there was no bla/*.
The first floor of the building is occupied on
one side of the entrance by Thomas Young, Jr..
.. florisi and on -he other side by the fruit and
delicatessen store of Albert J. Papa. The lat
,., rs stock was completely demolished, while the
nlate glass window in front of the florists estab
lishment was smashed to bits. Mr Para estt
mates his loss a 1 at least $2,000. while that to
the building is between $3,000 and 14.000.
Beneath the 6th-ave. entrance, in the base
meni are the gas and electric light meters, and
it la i hough! that a leak in the former, to
gether with a defective electric light wire.
caused the trouble.
TO FIGHT HARRIMAX.
New Western Road To Be Built, De
spite Union Pacific's Threat.
[By Toipgrarh to The* Tribune.]
Rawlins. Wyo., Oct. 13. A great railroad fight
is soon to begin in Wyoming. The Union Pacific
and the Saratoga and Encampment Railroad are
both racing toward the Northwest from Denver.
Mr. Mohler. vice-president of the Union Pacific,
met Mr. Rumsey, secretary of the new road, hero
on Tuesday and declared war on the line by say
ing that the Union Pacific would parallel It the
whole distance. Mr. Rumsey is a wealthy
banker here, and says he. is backed by a great
financial organisation of New-York which is
The Union Pacific has refused to grant favor
able freight rates to the new line on Its con
struction materials, and an appeal will be 'made
to the Interstate Commerce Commission to force
equitable rates. From the statements of Mohler
and Rumsey both roads are planning to build as
far into the Northwest as Seattle.
"GRAFT IX RAILROADS."
M. A. Knapp. Speaking at Cornell,
Makes Startling Suggestion.
Ithaca, N. V., Oct. 12. Martin A. Knapp. chair
man of the Interstate Commerce Commisfion, de
livered a lecture on the subject of "(»overnment
Regulation of Railroad Rates" before under
graduates of Cornell University to-day.
He said that it was necessary In the nature of
the BOdal <>nl"!' of things to kf*p free the means
of communication of th< country, and thai it was
the aim <>f the Interstate Commerce commission to
. : :. t ■ • Lgea inising from private coni
petltlon, and at the same time procure for all a
llity of rsifes.
The sensation of the speech cam* when he sug
gested the possibility that a condition of affairs
might exist In the railroads nimilar to that re
vealed In the Investigation of the life insurance
companies. He H.ii<i: ,
The »-at inquiiW* that now are in progress in
regard to our life Insurance companies an.l at
tempts which have been made to pry off the lia
In these matters Rtve us .only an Inklin* of what
the full extent of "graft" may be-
In okine over the names of men who are oon
nretM wit? the life Insurant sesadsja one thin*
"arnK^e and vet it is a thing that I can hardly
* .-Vr. u.'hf true. These- m*-n are the same as
thn..»hn .„ '.i many of the great railroad in
•r-« s t ,t "the "'•ounVry. •is there u.-t a possibility
hat «. ,vii mid rottennesa sad "grafJ at tha
bottom oftM railroad system? This is an id.
that m*£Li too awful to be true, but nevertheless
It to one that naturally «sents Itself,
C. D. FAVORS MR. IVINS.
MAY IX DORSE HIS XAME.
Many Members of Organization Will
Support Republican Candidate.
William M. Tvins. the Republican candidate
for Mayor, will have the support of the Citizens"
Tnion in fact, if not in name, and h» may have
the declared support of the organization.
There is to be a meeting of the executive com
mittee on Monday night, and there is a well de
fined idea in the minds of many of the members
of the committee that it would be a good thing
to make a declaration in favor of a man of the
standing and calibre of Mr. Ivins. This meeting
is primarily to consider the candidacy of District
Attorney Jerome, the district tickets and the
work to be done for Mr. Jerome and the district
candidates, but it is not at all unlikely that the
committee will go on record with regard to Mr.
Ivins. Certainly there will be some strong words
said In his favor at the Monday night meeting.
Since the failure of fusion, work has been slow
at the Citizens Union headquarters in T'nlon
Square, anrl the office force has keen shy. As
one district candidate who called up by tele
phone yesterday was told:
"We have plenty of time up here now. and if
you will let us know what you want, probably
we can put some of our unemployed office ma
chinery at your service."
But the nomination of Mr. Ivins has made con
siderable of a change in the attitude of the lead
ers. They have not got together since the nom
iation was made, but they have been talking
with one another, and there is a definite idea
that the "Cits" ought to get behind Ivins and
boost him for all they are worth.
McClellan sentiment is very shy in the Citi
zens. Union. There are a few who will vote for
him because he is a nice young man, but they
are few and far between. George Haven Put
nam well expressed the general sentiment re
garding him in the Citizens Union.
"YELLOW DOG" BEHIND M'CLELLA>\
"Mr. McClellan is a well appearing young man
with good Intentions and personally honest," ho
said. "But they can't hide their 'yellow dog*
ticket behind his frock coat. The nomination of
McGowan was a disgrace. It showed either that
McClellan has no Influence with his organization
or that he has not the courage to use it. If he
| 9 elected we will see the real meaning of his
nomination when he is put up for Governor, and
the real Tammany lifts its head in his trail."
Dr. E. R. I-. Gould. ex-City Chamberlain,
added his meed of condemnation.
"I was taught by Abram Hewitt." he said.
"that th<= Tammany smirch can never be lost.
Once a man becomes a member of Tammany
Hall he remains its servant as long as the con
nection lasts. Mr. McClellan presents a nice
appearance, but the smirch of Tammany is
there. He has his eye on the Governor's chair,
he wants the influence of Tammany, and you
may depend on it that he will do nothing to
Interfere with the will of the organization. He
is its servant and he will remain so."
•As for Mr. Ivins," continued Mr. Gould,
"there is a man you may respect and admire.
He was one of my predecessors as City Cham
berlain He is an upright man. of high stand
ing and unimpeachable character. I think he
would make an excellent Mayor."
So it goes all through the leaders of the Citi
zens Union. "You know," said one of them,
"that wo have put no candidate, for Mayor in
the field, and we are not going to, but you may
take it from me that the. strength of the or
ganization will go to Mr. Ivins. The McClellan
sentiment is so small as not to be worth con
sidering. It does not count. He Is looked on
as a man who presents a respectable, gentle
manly appearance a* Mayor, but behind him the
Tiger is unmistakably seen. He cannot gain
support or recognition from the Citizens Union.
"Mr Ivlns on the other hand, Is a man of the
most eminent respectability and highest char
acter He appeals to all men who have the
good' >f the city at heart, and he will have the
votes of the Citizens Union behind him.
Among those most lavish in their praise of
Mr I in- is Isaac N. SeHgman. "I shall vote
tor ifrMns," he said yesterday. "I *«ye
him for years. He He is man of h.gh
Samcter and high purpose He is an edm^d;
cuftured gentleman, and I do not believe that he
Js«2e next Monday night and we may do some-
Mr* 'Knnan expressed much pleasure in
McSeUan sentiment in the organization. he
paid. "It Is unimportant."
OBBORNB NOT IN FAVOR,
The nomination of James W. Osborne for Dis
trict Attorney has not done the Tammany ticket
any good with the citizens Union either. It is
in line with the rest of the Tammany nomina
tions they say. Most of the leaders contented
themselves with a lifting of the eyebrows and a
■Drugging of the shoulders when Mr. osborne-8
name was mentioned.
And they seemed equally unimpressed with
the prospects of 'he Municipal Ownership
league An energetic but small minority of the
union has gone over to Mr. Hearst, nnd it was
remarked that most of the nominating speeches
Mayor^according to declared Citizens I nion in
MR. IVINS REBUKES C. U.
Refuses to Accept Dictation as to
Some of the radical members of the Citizens
Union made a desperate attempt yesterday
afternoon to fore* District Attorney Jerome
down William M. Ivtas's throat and compel him
to try tojnake the Republican County Conven
tion aroept Mr Jerome :>s Its candidate for
District Attorney. Th.' <its" found Mr. Ivins
as firm and unyielding v he later declared ha
h to the convention that the "grafters"
would flinl him.
A committee from the Citizens Union went to
Mr. ivjis yesterday and demanded that he
compel the acceptance of Mr. Jerome by the
Republican party. They put the indorsement
of Jerome as the prl.e of Citizens Union sup
port for Mr. Ivins. Th«\ said to him that he
must go to the conference of the county com
mittee and compel the committee to put Mr.
Jerome on the slate for District Attorney.
Falling this, they said, he must go before, the
convention and demand that ft nominate jo-
< out in n. •«I« I on -<—<>tv! pact*
Through express service between New-York and
Portland. M*.. will be extended, leaving New-York,
Grand Central Station, eastbound. at S:OC p. m. daily
except Sunday, until and including October 2&-—
PRICE THREE CENTS.
JEROME OUT: HAMMER DP
XAMED BY REPUBLICANS.
Mr. Ivins Thrilh County Convention
by Acceptance Speech.
For Justices Supreme Court — GEORGE L. IN*
GRAHAM. MORTIMER C. ADDOM3 and
JOSEPH E. NEWBURGER.
For Judge General Sessions^ — OTTO A. RO
For District Attorney — CHARLES A- FLAM
For Sheriff— AMßßOSE O. NEAL.
For County CIerk— FREDERICK L. MAR
For Register— Dß. HENRY A. C. ANDERSON.
For Borough President— JAMES J. DUFFY.
For Coroners— Dß. GUSTAV SCHOLER, DR.
HENRY CAREY, DR. ANTONIO PIZ2ANI
and DR. I. PIERCE OBERNDORFER.
The Republican County Convention last
evening declined to indorse District Attorney
Jerome on account of his refusal to join in
an anti-Tammany fight, and nominated
Charles A. Flammer for District Attorney.
William M. Ivins, the Republican candidate
for Mayor, *>xpre«?ed pleasure at the choica.
Mr. Ivins rebuked in peyere terms a com
mittee of the Citizens' Union that demanded
that he compel the Republican County Con
vention to indorse Jerome for District At
The Citizens Union will support Mr. Ivins
with its voteg and may make an expression of
its views in regard to him at the meeting of
the executive committee on Monday night.
Charles E. Teale was named for Controller
on the Republican ticket.
The Municipal Ownership League opened
temporary headquarters at the Hoffman
WANTS CITY OWNERSHIP
Ivhs's Declaration of Principles
Wins Laud 'Applause.
The Republican County Convention, at th«
Murray Hill Lyceum last nijfht. by a vote of
270 to 9 nominated ex- Magistrate Charles A.
Flammer for District Attorney. The nine vote«
on roll call w«»re cast for District Attorney
Robert Kelley Prentice, of the 24th District.
nominated Mr. Jerome for District Attorney m
a well worded speech, after Mr. Flammer had
been nominated by Abraham Gruber. At first it
seemed as if t"here might be a large vote for
Jerome, as Thp applause that greeted the men
tion of hi* name was generous and enthusiast k\
On the roll call only nine scattering votes wen
cast for him. The. nominations are shown at
the head of this column.
The other Intensely interesting feature of th«
convention was a speech from William M. [vfim,
the Republican candidate for Mayor. He was
greeted with the greatest enthusiasm, and he
made a speech that profoundly stirred the dele
gates. He declared for muni. ownership and
operation of lighting, and as soon as the city ia
equipped for It, so that it can arive superior ser
vice, he Is in favor of municipal ownership and
operation of city railway?.
MR. IVIXSS SPEECH.
He said the difference between the Hearst
men and the Republicans m that the Repub
licans believed in progress with order, while the
Hearst men believed in progress with disorder.
He said that Tammany Hall stood for organized
Inefficiency and systematic greed, and he. de
clared that he would show before the campaign
came to a close that the McClellan administra
tion had not in a solitary instance done a credit
able large thing, «nd that thers had been a lot
of talking that had ended in talking by tha
Mayor and his heads of departments. Mr. Tvins
said that he would not take dictation from any
boss if elected, and he would not try to bos»
any one. Mr. Ivins said that his speech last
night was in lieu of * letter of acceptance. It
was as follows:
Mr Chairman and I>elegat«s:
I find myself". I assure you. in a moot unexpected
position "■\Vht»n I took th« steamer a week ago
from Liverpool for this city, the thing furthest
from my mimi was the possibility that I would soon,
be involved in a great political struggle, a struggle.
I assure you. that will be waged for the preserva
tion of this municipality against an organized sys
tem Of rif-predatlon. ( Applause.)
When the committee asked me to accept a nom
ination for Mayor -a nomination that came to m»
absolutely unsought ! unhesitatingly answwedi
On accepting that nomination, I said to those
gentlemen that I would a little later communicate
with them ir. h more formal way through a letter
of acceptance setting forth my views of the Issues
of the present campaign. In lieu of that letter I
am £"ing to ask the gentlemen's permission to us©
this opportunity to giv*» from this platform my
reasons for accepting the nomination.
F, rS ;t"l never have known any boss. and. God
helping me. 1 never will know any boss. I hay»
always been my own boss, anil I will continue to be
my own hoss. If I am elected Mayor, there to no
man on earth whose «1 : ■ tat" I will obey. On tha
other hand, there is no man to whom I will not lis
ten if h<- has any suggestion with reference to
legitimate public business. Having listened, I will
do as I please, and those who don't like it can take
It out in not liking it. On the other hand, I shall
not attempt to be any one's* boss. I shall act on
mv b.-.-'t judgment, and let the results be as they
Second -AYe are fighting Tammany Hall. Tam
many Hall Is organized inefficiency and systematic
greed. For generations it has been the enemy of
g'-*r>d government. Be he whom he may. the bet
ter the man put In th« City Hall by Tammany
Hall, th*- worse his crime when he lends his good
name to that organization. (Applause. >
You will be told over and over again In this
campaign that Mayor McClellan is a chArming
man, a man of manners and accomplishment* I
say that his manners and accomplishments ought
to bave kent him out of such company.
Why. I wish to ask you. was he wanted for tne
office be holds? It was because he can Slid tna
brick. (Laughter and cri*s of "That's right > M..
Murphy offers this community a gold brick ana
asks OS to take !t because it is a gilded brie*.
There does not stand to the credit of Jamman>
Hall one solitary rr*dltabk> rndertaking performed
In th. last two year-. Has there been any m
provemenl anywhere? Has there b< £" J »"> '7,
provemenl in (he Street l"l "5 e>v l w^ Has
Are the streets any cleaner **"«** )' ( \i^ T»e
there been »ny Improvement in J^ tl»st l »5
partment? Any in the rtnanr* 1 » ,—«„» of Ki lm
the I- ir- Department, or tn»* i^t ■ nt ._ ••..
eauon? Has t»».re^« •** J«?SSrKo7gIS
management of the par m or m( . nt anj^here,
Mayor McOl. ImSS1 m SS public franchises worth
weakness. ha -., '' rn^, dollars to pass Irrevocably
hundreds ot millions oi v lf you i*t him have fon*
out of P l '^V f controf vmi will find certain indN
vWuahfwlll -oure'd a blanket mortgage on
V fU H U :;,i t^SSlttKu the Mayor had seen fit to
„, "'L 1 ' ~ ,e«er received by him from Albert B.
ffiSSii' regarding th* matter of municipal
SSnershtp. This seems to me to be an adroit lettej
xv fining a peculiar situation. On a question o|
munl."p"f ."worship I wish to make clear my oo«l.
tU i n beHeve that every franchise that has tops**
should at once be acquired by the city. I bsllevij
i hat ever y franchise that has been forfeited should
he atones put into the way of acquisition by the
most relentless pursuit of the parties who acquired
that franchise unrighteously. 1 b»U«T» that Uwrs