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'''*$+ Dfc *• P. Mullaney, of Syracuse; John F.
tTßttoa. ex-Secretary State; John B. Riley
aod Warden Frank D. Cole of Clinton Prison.
On the entrance^ of the Governor he was
fnetaO. with, cheers and . a rising salute, the
ta£fenoe tinging "The Star. Spangled Banner,"
tn which the Governor joined heartily. The
president of the school. Dr. John Talbot Smith.
rhen introduced "the Governor. After speaking
»f the important part New York State had taken
to securing religious liberty he said:
But we have other and more particular rea
sons for the heartiness and sincerity off the
welcome which we give him. and the first is
that in him we find a Governor true to trie best
traditions of the Governors of New York, State.
(Applause.) I remember the time — it is not so
long Ago either — when to mention the word
Governor of the State of New York was like
the mention of the word Roman Consul in the
fiream of that famous literary writer who wrote
the "Confessions of. an Opium Eater." As the
Roman Consul in a dream seemed to represent
■11 that was noble, prood and faithful, so the
time came in the history of this Republic when
the Governor of New York earned praise that
made the hearts of the people glad, and they
lifted their heads in delight to look at the man
who held the destinies' of that great Empire
State in hi* hands. There was. unfortunately,
a period of decline, but to-day the man whom
we welcome shows, by every act of his adminis
tration, the prudent as well as the Imprudent,
•he successful as well as the unsuccessful, that
we have the oid Governor of New York State
strain. (Applause.) That in itself is a great
thing, and although this is his first visit to the
summer school, he has done us special favors in
various ways which I shall not take the trouble
nor the time to mention. I only wish that when
next year Lake Champ lain celebrates the ter
centenary of its discovery, and we have Samuel
3e Cham'plaJn landing In the bay of Cliff Haven,
that It will be Governor Hughes of New York
who will still represent our great state. (Ap
plause I Now. the Governor cannot doubt the
" sincerity of that demonstration, because the
Democrats were those who applauded most.
GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS AT CLIFF HAVEN.
Governor Hughes spoke as follows:
Dr. Smith, Reverend Fathers. Ladles and Gen
tlem*en-I should like to attend such a school
bf this. (Applause.) Though I have been here
only a few moments, as I came to the hall 1
noted several courses of instruction which 1
should be most glad to take. An old fellow
who hauled the trunks along College Hill, with
which I am acquainted, said one day as the
boys were returning: and he passed: "I don t
know, education's a mighty fine thing, but it
strikes me there are too many going into it.
There never will be too many that will go
into the various lines of educational pursuit
which this country affords, and any one who
estimates the system of our schools and the in
telligent zeal of our people can never have any
gloomy forebodings as to the destiny of this
great Republic (Applause.)
Father Smith wrote me some time ago that
he should be very glad if I could find occasion
during the summer to visit this summer school,
and I have com** here not to assume to give in
struction, not to assume to make a formal
speech, but simply to have an hour of enjoy
ment in this most agreeable companionship. I
have come to bring you my hearty greetings,
my felicitations upon all you have accom
plished, ray best wishes for the future and the
assurance of my own hearty sympathy with
what you are undertaking (Applause.)
AMERICANS ARE IDEALISTS.
These summer assemblies, with their just pro
portion of wholesome pleasure and intellectual
activity, with exercises, with field sports, with
the inquiries of science and the delights of lit
erature, are a striking indication of the insatia
ble yearning of the American heart. The Amer
ican* people are idealists. The man who goes
about ■ picturing our communities as filled with
men having no higher Ideal than the amassing
of wealth, thinking solely of selfish enjoyment.
utters th*» basest libel upon the American peo
ple. If we can only keep the successful man,
the leader in business, in politics, or. in any of
the activities of our great life true to the senti
ments of the heart of the average American we
should have less cause for alarm. (Applause.)
The American people are full of zeal for good
things, good ideals of their fathers are still
cherished in their hearts, the spirit of liberty
and the desire to maintain incorruptibility of
their institutions are just as conspicuous to-day
if the sense of the times are truly read as they
■were in the days of '76. (Applause.)
Different periods give new duties and furnish
new opportunities for patriotic endeavor. Wash
ington had his troubles, and all the members of
the Continental army were not devoted patriots.
Washington and those who fought with him to
establish our liberties had anxieties in order to
keep his army in the field, and who to-day
would fail to take note of the fact that in every
community" throughout this broad land the real
sentiment of the people, whether radical here
or conservative there, is simply that the admin
istration, and the government shall be straight
forward and impartial. (Applause.)
PEOPLE WANT THINGS DONE RIGHT.
The people simply want thing? done right:
free opportunity before the law and vindication
of the institutions which grant all equal rights
as citizens, and that no one. through corruption
j of the government, through any favoritism of
. administration, shall obtain an unfair chance as
against his neighbor. That is the set ret of
American life. The American people feel as
strongly about it to-day and, I think, more
strongly than they have in many of the days
that have gone by Ido rejoice to meet my
constituents in their groups under different ban
ners, with different particular objects, as I go
from place to place throughout the state, but
after all the consciousness of unity is the pre
dominant feeling. Wherever we go we are
linked together by a chain that cannot be
We share together the privileges of civil and
religious liberty, and no on" more than I recog
nizes the great service that your Church has
performed for the nation and government which
it holds true to those sacred principles and re
ligious feelings which constitute the safeguard
of our institutions. (Applause.)
A? I say. we, according- to birth or education,
• are people formed in this group or in that
group, but we are citizens of the United States
and citizens of but respective states, and our
one object and aim hi the line of our duty a?
citizens is to give to the state in which we live
and the government of that state, and take just
pride because it fulfils its high purpose, and
therefore Jt is that I am most glad to be with
you to-day and to give you a word not only of
official but personal greeting-. How delightful
are these assemblies away from the stress and
turmoil of a business life!
Here it is that we del lie inspiration from con
tact with those who are thinking noble thoughts
and who are trying rightly to conduct their
lives. Here it is no narrow sphere, but with
abundance of enjoyment", with abundant oppor
tunity for relaxation that we not only reii . is
orate the body but refresh the soul. Man.
humble or high, does his work honestly prouder
of the service than of the gain that he gets/ for
It and conscious that those who serve the peo
ple should b*» imbued with honest sentiments as
to the service he should render. The man who
so in his own life orders his work is the right
and successful man. and I know by a look In
the faces of many here that they are thus order
ing their lives and are obtaining from it the
maximum of enjoyment end content My best
- wishes go with you, and from the bottom Of my
heart I thank you for this cordial reception
(Great and prolonged applause
PRESIDENT SCHURMAN RETICENT.
TBy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Eastharnpton. Long Island. Aug. 13.— President
Schurman, of 'Cornell, who Is mentioned as a pos-
Bible candidate for Governor of this state, is spend
ing his summer at his cottage here. "When asked
to-day if he would accept the nomination for Gov
ernor -on- the Republican ticket if It was offered
to him. President Schurman replied that he had
oot-hfng: to ray.
LAKE CAMPAIGN BOAT FOR TAFT.
Chicago. Aug. 13.— The Marquette Club plans to
charter the steamer Theodore Roosevelt and make
a tour of the lake ports in th<» Interests of William
H. Taft. Twelve speakers of national reputation
end a band of sixty-five pieces ••!■ b* carried.
to wori: ycur brain in
' There's a Reason"
PARSONS BACK SILENT.
Discusses Governorship with Presi
dent and Other Leaders.
President Parsons of the j Republican County
Committee, who, with William Barnes. Jr., of Al
bany, and Francis Hendrlcks. of Syracuse, went
to Oyster Bay yesterday to see President Roose
velt, "refused to talK of his trip last-night. That
the subject of the conference, which was also at
tended by Congressman Cocks, of Mineola. was
the renomlnatlon of Governor . Hughes there .is
no doubt, but President Parsons would give no
hint of what took place To every question he
made the .reply: "I have nothing to say." He
seemed to be well pleased that the party had
eluded the newspaper men at Oyster Bay.
Mr. Barnes and Mr. Hendricks left the city on
the . first train after their . return in an automo
bile with the president of the county committee.
From what Chairman Woodruff of the state
committee \ said yesterday It Is clear that the
leaders have determined to place the entire re
sponsibility of the nomination of a Governor on
the delegates to the convention. They are doing
everything to ascertain public sentiment, and indi
cations are not lacking that the strength of the
Governor In many quarters Is becoming apparent
'The question as to whether Governor Hughes
or some other candidate is to be named will be
settled in open convention by the delegates them
selves." said Mr. Woodruff. "I think there will be
no surer wav of getting at Just what the rank
and file of the party want. I have talked to near
ly every county leader in the state in the last
few days, and all of them, whether they be sup
porters of Hughes or not. are of the same opinion
-that the thing to do is to allow public senti
ment to crystallize." - "■
Mr. Woodruff is receiving a large mail every da>
from voters who wish to express their ideas on
the subject of Governor Hughes. Some arc for
the Governor and others opposed. Mr. Woodruff
fays, but he will not say what proportion of opin
ions are In favor of the Governor. All of the
county leaders have reported that they are receiv
ing similar letters. They have been asked to re
port frequently to state headquarters on the tenor
of these expressions of opinion.
Mr. Woodruff is going to Oyster Bay again be
fore long. "Just when it will be I cannot pay. ' he
declared yesterday. "It might be to-morrow or it
might be later " Naturally, the President is taking
a lively interest In all that pertains 10 the welfare
of his own state, and it is understood that Mr.
Woodruff will keep him informed as to the results
obtained from the steps now being taken to get the
sentiment of Republicans throughout the state.
The state- chairman witt go to his camp in the
Adirondack* to-morrow night to spend a week. He
expects to see some of the state leaders . while
In the absence of Frank H. Hitchcock, chairman
of the national committee, • and the heads of the
various bureaus, who are assisting In the organiza
tion of the Chicago headquarters, things are ex
tremely quiet in the Metropolitan Building head
LEVENSON AND THE P. S. C.
A Possible Explanation of His 'At
titude Toward the Governor.
Those who know the eagerness with which Jo
ceph Levenson, Republican leader In the 2d As
sembly District, tried to get a Job from the Pub
lic Service Commission a short while ago, are
wondering if his turning down by that body helped
him to discover that the naturalized voters of his
district are opposed to Governor Hughes, as Mr.
Levenson stated to a Tribune reporter at the round
up of the Republican leaders on Tuesday. "The
naturalized voters." said Mr. Levenson. "blame the
Governor for the veto of the five-cent Coney Isl
and fare MIL They also think his Public Service
Commission is responsible for the transfer situa
It was several months ago that the engineers of
t:.t? Public Service Commission decided that the
building at No. 241 Canal street, occupied by Mr.
Levenson in his bookbinding business, would have
to be condemned for the purposes of the bridge
subway loop. Mr. Levenson was Informed that ho
would have to move, but knowing that a com
mission would be appointed to appraise the prop
erty for condemnation purposes, he immediately
asked the Public Service Commission to make him
a member of the condemnation commission. Ha
elso paid mary visits to the offices of the commis
sion to add the force of personal eloquence to his
request and to point out the reasons why he should
Mr Levenson failed, however, to get th? place.
Although' he had fully three months' notice to
move out of the building, he went on August 1 to
the Controller's office and paid his rent for the
premises, receiving a receipt therefor. In this way
he was able to evade the notification of the com
mission that he would have to vacate the build
ing on August 10. and to force that body to post
pone the wracking of the building until September
1 Since August 1 Mr. Levenson has made pro
tests that the time allowed him to move was too
' As under the terms of the contract the contractor
may collect a penalty of $1,000 a day for delay
caused by the commission or its representatives in
proceeding with the work. Mr. Levenson's attitude
in holding up the taking over of his building seems
inexplicable in view of his earlier attempts to be
intrusted with the task of condemning it.
WENTZ TO OPPOSE SHARKEY.
In spite of the positive declaration of Robert A
Shark»y. Republican leader in the sth Assembly
pis!rl , t " Brooklyn, for the renomination of Gov
ernor Hughes, some organization men of that dis
trict held a meeting on Wednesday nigrht and came
to an agreement' to put forward Alderman William
Went* on a Hughes ticket, as an opponent of
Pharkey at the coming primary. These leaders
think Went* will make a strong rac E .
WEST VIRGINIA TICKET COMPLETE.
Wheeling. W. Va., Aug. 13.— The vacancies on
the Independent Republican etate ticket, headed
by Arnold C. Scherr. for Governor, were filled
this moralng by the state executive committee and
t'.e ticket is now complete. J. S. Darst. of Jack
son County, was named for Auditor, and T. T.
McDouga.. of Wayne County, for Secretary of
State. Darst is now assistant to the state tax com
lll—lnner and Is the nominee for Auditor on the
Btrtsher ticket, or regular ticket, being the only
man on both tickets.
Mr. Scherr left Farkersburg this morning in re
sponse to a tc-!egram from Arthur L Vorys, re
questing his presence at Hot Springs. Va., for a
conference with William H. Taft. who is said to
be anxious to have the West Virginia difficulties
DEADLOCK IN CONGRESS CONVENTION.
Oswego, N. V . Aug. 13.— deadlock over the
nomination of a Congressman in the 25th District
Republican Convention continued throughout the
two sessions of the ccnvention held here to-day.
Ninety-two ballots were taken during the day,
without a choice reselling, the supporters of Isaac
L. Hunt, of Jefferson; Merrick Etowell, of Oswego.
and Charles L. Knapp. of Lewis, standing firm on
each alignment. The result on each ballot was
the same, the vote standing: Hunt, 14; Stowell, 13;
POSTAL CLEEK FINDS ODD PARCEL.
! False Teeth. Woman's Comb, and Two
Cigarettes in Kid Glove Am On Mail.
Clerks in the Postoffice are wondering whether
It was just a clip or grip calculation that caused
! somebody to place In the "domestic drop" on th«
j Broadway side of the ground floor of the general
i Postoincfc on Wednesday a soilM white glove.
As the glove bore no stamp or address and was
i not sealed, the faithful clerk who picked it up had
to op^n it. This is what he found: A double set
of lalse teeth, in good repair; a small tortoise shell
backcomb, such as any woman might wear without
attracting attention, and two somewhat mangled
cigarettes of an evidently good brand.
| The person who dropped the glove Into the slot
' may g«-t it and Its contents back by giving good
, proof or ownership to Assistant Postmaster Mur
> phy, otherwise it will be cent to the "dead letter
/^W-rORK DAILY TRIBUNE, \ FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1908.
DEMOCRATS SET DATE
CONTENTION ON SEPT. 15.
State Committee Will Select Roch
ester To-day— Discuss Candidates.
The Democratic "State Convention will be held in
Rochester on Tuesday. September 15. the day after
that set for the opening of the Republican conten
tion in Saratoga. The place and time will be for
mally chosen by the 'Democratic State <* m ? tte *
,hen it meets at the Victoria Hotel at 2 o clock
this afternoon.. ■]";;"'; 'LV*'til
William J. Conners. chairman of the committee,
has arrived here with exuberant optimism regard
ing the "tidal wave" for Bryan which, he says, is
due to sweep over the state this fall. He said last
night that no matter whom the Republicans nomi
nated the Democrat*, would carry the state for the
state and national rickets.
When he was "asked, however, why it was that
the Democrats decided to hold their convention
at the same time, as the Republicans, when the gen
eral Impression' prevailed that it would be a week
later, he replied that they did not purpose to give
the Republicans a start of a week on the cam
paign, ii.) ,- ,„
Another surprise to Democrats In general will
be the news that the state headquarters will not
be at the Hotel Victoria this .all. It has been
practically decided to have them at the Hotel Al
bany, Broadway and 41st street. This is fourteen
blocks north of the Hotel Victoria and eighteen
blocks away from the Hoffman House, where the
headquarters of the Democratic National Commit
tee are to be opened on Monday, when Chairman
Mack will return here from Lincoln. It does not
look as if there would be close co-operation be
tween the two committees this year.
It is understood that the regular business of the
state committee will not be much more than the
naming of the date and place for the convention,
but the gathering is to be taker, advantage of in
the exchango of views between the leaders from
various parts of the state. In view of this Chair
man Conners has invited the county chairmen
from all over the state to attend the meeting.
This does not mean that James D. Bell, the chair
man of the McCarren committee, will be admitted.
Mr. Conners is still determined not to recognize
Senator McCarren, and George V. 6. Williams, the
chairman of the Coler Democracy, will be reoog
nied as the county chairman from Kings. Chair
man Conners said, • however, that McCarren would
not be thrown out of the meeting to-day If he
should attend on a proxy.
Who will be the candidate for Governor? That
is the question to be discussed informally by the
leaders. Mr. Conners Is still favoring Lieutenant
Governor Chanler, but he is willing to be convinced
that some other candidate would be stronger.
Martin W. Littleton seems to have the inside track
with the leaders here.
It is usual for the state committee at thi6 time
to select a man for temporary chairman, but Mr.
Conners said last night that the choice would not
be made to-morrow, as one of the men who might
be temporary chairman might be a candidate for
Governor. This was taken as referring to Mr.
Littleton. If Mr. Littleton is named for Governor
Lieutenant Governor chanler may be temporary
Mr. Conners had Just finished a conference with
Thomas W. Flnucane, committeeman from Roches
ter; Charles F. Murphy, Daniel F. Cohalan, John
F. Carroll the old Croker lieutenant, and Philip
F. Donohue when he was asked who was being
talked of as a candidate for Governor.
"That will be left to the delegates," he replied.
"How about Chanler?"
"He is strong in our part of the state."
"How about Littleton?"
"He is strong in New York."
"How about Coler?"
"He is strong In Brooklyn."
"How about Gaynor?"
•He is strong with McCarren."
In regard to a report that Attorney General Jack
son had deserted the Independence League in the
hope that he might be renominated on the Demo
cratic ticket Mr. Conners said that would have to
be left to the delegates. "Has he made his peace
with you?" was asked. "I do not want to see
him." replied the chairman, with a wry face.
A question as to what he thought of Mr. Bryan's
speech of acceptance started Mr. Conners off on an
enthusiastic description of the way in which the
Democratic Presidential candidate would carry New
"It was a master speech of a master mind," said
Mr. Conners. "He will certainly be elected. This
is a Democratic year. There will be a tidal wave
for Bryan. Tou may not think so. but I tel! you I
have advices from many counties, based on partial
canvasses, and they represent remarkable strength
for Bryan. We should carry Erie. Dutchess. Scho
haxie. and Saratoga counties, make gains in Chau
tauqua and Onondaga; and in Monroe County it
will be a horserace. I tell you that almost every
Democrat Is within the party this year and hun
dreds and thousands of Republicans will vote with
Mr. Conners said that no arrangements would be
made to have Bryan speak In this state before the
state convention, but that the candidate would be
asked to make a weeks trip as soon as possible
LABOR MEN ON BRYAN.
Leaders Say His Speech Has Helped
Him xrith Neither Side.
The publication of the speech of acceptance of
WHSiam Jennings Bryan started some of the labor
men anew yesterday to talk of the question of
labor taking a part In politics Some of the labor
men said that the speech was a disappointment,
as it did not refer to the anti-injunction plank in
the Democratic platform, and was a more con
servative document than they had expected Others
said that it was an attempt to conciliate the con
servative element in the party. Prominent labor
men who were once Knigrhts of Labor and are
now in the American Federation of Labor paid
they were sorry that the American Federation of
Labor executive officers had seen fit to enter the
Among these was J. E. Prltchard, international
secretary of the Pavers and Rammers' Union, who
'It was when the leaders of the Knierhts of
Labor announced that the order was going- into
independent politics that the disruption of the
order began. Factional feeling developed, and the
order became practically disrupted eventually. The
attempt to introduce politics into any labor union
tends to disrupt rather than to help it, as any
attempt to influence votes In a union always leads
to factional disputes. As to Bryan's letter of ac
ceptance, it is evidently designed to gain the good
will of the conservatives, but he will get the
samp dose as he did twice before, only in a worse
Edward Hourigan, Dusiness agent of the New-
York district of the International Association of
Machinist?, said that Bryan's speech would dis
please the radicals, while it would not conciliate
the conservatives. President Young of local Xew
ynrk of the Lithographers' Protective and Bene
ficial Association, said:
"No matter how conservative Bryan may appear,
we know that he has changed around like a weath
ercock. Bryan 6imply wants to be President, and
has made that so patent that the question of his
beliefs does not count for much. His ambition. I
believe, will never b~ realized."
ASKS STATES FOR CAMPAIGN FUNDS.
Bryan Managers Have New Scheme to Raise
the Necessary Financial Wind.
Chicaco. Aug IS-The Democratic national cam
paign fund of 1»)S will be raised through appeals
to the individual states for contributions Each
state, under the direction of Its national commit
teeman, or a financial representative designated
for the purpose, will determine its own method of
raising money. The general plan became known
tn-day on the arrival here of Chairman Mack from
IJnooln. The plan is understood to have met the
entire approval of William J. Bryan. John W.
Kern and members of the campaign textbook com
mittee accompanied Mr. Mack. Mr. Kern left the
city later for Indianapolte.
The financial committee, of which Colonel Mos#s
C Wetmore. of St. Louts, is chairman, "rally
agrees that between 1600,000 and $1,000,000 will be re
quired to finance the campaign, and the adoption of
the plan to raise money by states is believed to
be a solution of the problem. The ' financial com
mitte?, however, will arrange to enlist the mone
tary aid from all those who have Indicated that
they are ready to contribute ; in a substantial de
gree. National Commltteeman John W. Tomlln-
Bon. chairman of the committee on club organiza
tion, will leave Chicago for Cincinnati to-morrow
to confer with the political leaders of Ohio. After,
the Cincinnati meeting Mr. Tomllnson will go to
New York, where, the. middle of next week, he will
confer with Chairman Mack and National Commit
teeman T. E. Ryan, of Wisconsin, and others, on
the" general situation in the East.
"BIG STICK' FOR BRYAX.
Farmers Brin? Him Gourd— May
Speak in South.
Lincoln. Auk. 13 —An incident here to-day was
the. presentation to W. J. Bryan by several hun
dred farmers from Otoe County, Nebraska, of a
"big *t!rk" gourd, grown In the state. It ts about
five feet In lenjjth. and easily might be taken for
the original, If there ever was one. which has been
so generally caricatured. It bore the Inscription
'Billy's big stick," painted In large black letters.
Mr. Bryan, expressing his thanks for the gift, de
clared that If elected to the Presidency She "big
stick" would not be wielded, rather relying on his
ability to lead people through their love than to
control them through their fears.
Many Invitations to visit various parts of the
country and deliver speeches reached Mr. Bryan
to-day. California's request for a visit again was
pressed upon him by Charles Edelman, of San
Francisco, with the result that the Democratic
candidate is giving it serious consideration,
Readvllle, Mass.. wants him there on August 25
to witness the trotting Derby, the first event of
th<» kind, it is said, ever to be held in the United
States. Assurances were given that there would
be no gambling or pool selling, but as Mr. Bryan
will bo In Indianapolis on that day he was com
pelled to decline.
Through Henry O. Clayton and R. H. Walker,
Montgomery, Ala,, expressed its desire for his pres
ence on August 19. Mr. Bryan expressed a desire
to go Bouth. but said that the campaign was too
young at this time for him to make any deflnit*
announcement as to his engagements on that date.
He hoped that after a conference with the national
committee he might be able to go to Montgomery
and possibly some other points in the Southern
Btate« in response to numerous Invitations.
National Committeeman Victor Rosewater, of the
Republican party, was finally defeated to-day tn
his struggle to destroy fusion in Nebraska. Sec
retary of State George C. Junkin ruling that
Zephus Noble, of the 2d Congress District, may be
entered In the primary ballot as a candidate for
elector on the Populist as well as on the Demo
JACKSON ON THE FENCE.
Won't Say Whether He's Still with
Hearst or for Bryan.
Attorney General .lackpon. New York's champion
"trust buster." was "some stirred up yesterday"
over printed reports that he had thrown over the
Independence League for good and all, and hence
forth and forever afterward would be a loyal fol
lower of Murphy, and have at least a bowing ac
quaintance with his once good friend and sup
porter, but now bitter enemy, "Fingey" Conners,
the gentleman from Buffalo.
A Tribune reporter had a talk with him yester
day, which ran somewhat like this:
"Is it true that you have foresworn Mr. Hearst
and his leagueites?"
"I have not said so."
"Will you vote the Independence League or the
Democratic ticket ?"
"I am devoting myself as usual to the. Interests
of the common people and the duties of my office."
"Forgetting them Just for a moment, will you
say whether you will vote for Hisgen or Bryan?"
■'This is not the time for me to talk politics. I
am trying to look out for the interests of the com
mon people "
■ Ar» you a Democrat or an Independence
"I refuse to be Interval .red. I am for the com
mon people first and last."
"Well, would you mind saying"
"I have said ail I am going to say. I am work
ing in the interests of the common people and
trying to practise law. I have not given any in
terview on my political stand yet, and I don't in
tend to at this time "
Many people believe that Mr. Jackson has vet
to make up his own mind as to just what course
h=> will follow It is believed, however, that he
would be a receptive candidate for a place on the
Democratic state ticket. Tt is considered doubtful,
however, whether either Murphy or Conners would
want him. As Attorney General, Mr Jackson has
been liberal in distributing his patronage to the
Independence League much more liberal to
that organization than to Tammany HaH.
He has also on several occasions gone directly
contrary to the wishes of "Fingey-" Conners, which
has led that leader to attack him with great bit
terness in his papers.
Everything seems to indicate that the Attorney
General is. as one man expressed it, 'sitting tight"
and waiting until the state political situation be
comes more clear before making any decisive 1 step.
This year he has either got to be with or against
Hearst. There, can be no halfway measures.
A MALICIOUS LIE, SAYS MACK.
Denies That "He Admitted Receiving "Left
over" Campaign Fund of $300,000.
[By T»lP&raph to Th« Tribune.]
Chicago, Aug. 13.— Norman E. Mack, chairman of
the Democratic National Committee, denounced to
day as a malicious lie a import circulated by the
Independence party that $300,000 had been con
tributed from some mysterious source to the Demo
cratic National Committee. Th-5 story tegan with
the statement that Mr. Mack had "admitted" there
was $."!00,0<V> in the treasury, but said "it was left
over by the management of the 1904 campaign."
Mr. Mack's answer follows:
The statement that I admitted there was $300,000
In the treasury is a lie. There is not that fum, an*
I never made such an admission Not one penny
has been received b> me or by any officer of th<*
committee from Mr. Taggart or any other member
of the commit** 1 * that conducted the campaign of
1904. Not one penny was left over from that cam
paign. Every dollar now in the treasury has been
put there since the national convention in Denver.
TAFT AND BRYAN MAY BOTH ATTEND.
Toledo. Aue 13 -William H. Tall and Will
iam J. Bryan have been Invited to attend the
Grand Army of the Republic encampment here the
first week in September. Mr. Taft will be at Mid
dle Bass Island the weekf of the encampment and
can easily run over to Toledo. His attendance Is
almost assured. On receipt of this Information the
committee took steps to bring pressure to bear on
Mr. Bryan, and there is hope that both will attend.
METZ UP ON CIVIL SERVICE CHARGES.
Tells Commission He Will File a New An
swer at Next Meeting.
Controller Metz appeared personally before the
State Civ!! Service Commission when it met yes
terday morning in the Nlmrod room at the Hotel
Astor to take up the charges preferred against
him by the Civil Service Reform Association. The
question of of places in the state
and county service also was taken up. but what
action the commission decided to take will not be
made public until its report has been submitted
to the Governor.
Controller Metz told the commission that the
charges had been preferred against him while he
was out of the state, and that the answer filed by
N. Taylor Phillips, then acting Controller, was not
with his authority. Before the commission meets
next month the Controller will file another answer
to the charges, which allege that the Controller
made appointments for purely personal reasons, In
violation of the State Constitution and the Civil
. After he haul appeared before the commission
Controller Metz said that the charges were frivo
lous and unimportant "None of the appointments
I have matte," he Bald, "were illegal. Such charges
are foolish, and I don't see why I should be both
ered Li/ such unimportant details."
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LAXGHAM TAKES CHASGE
William B. Ellison Mai/ Bt Vice-
President of Provident.
Arthur O Lamrham. the new president of the
Provident Savings Mfc Assurance. Society, was in
complete charge yesterday, spending a busy day
In getting acquainted with his new duties. Mr.
Langham will receive a salary of 112,000 a year, in
stead Of J6.000, as reported. William B. Ellison.
former Corporation Counsel of New York City,
who was chosen on 'Wednesday as a director and
general counsel of the Provident, can have the
office of vice-president, if he cares to accept it.
when the directors meet again on next Wednesday.
It is understood that there is to be a general
reorganization of the ProvMenfs official family.
One change already made, that was not an
nounced on Wednesday, although it was not made
on that day, was the substitution of Douglas W.
Mabe<\ of Saratoga, as secretary of the society, to
succeed Colonel John W. Vrooman.
The delay in effectinsr the transfer of control
of the society a few days ago. It became known
yesterday, was caused by the refusal of trm Phila
delphia directors to resign from the board until
they had received checks for their stock. Although
Timothy I^. Woodruff sold his 202 shares of Provi
dent, stock to Mr. Langham. he continues as a
member of the board. Edward E. Hall, a local in
surance man, will be added to the directorate at
the next meeting, taking the place of John Grady,
of Philadelphia, the retiring president of the Provi
dent. C. N. Clarke, a lumberman of Lexington.
Ky., is tfie board representative of Floyd Day, of
Kentucky, who. It is reported, advanced a large
part of the money for the Provident stock.
The information was obtained in insurance circles
yesterday that Arthur G. Langham had been seek
ing for the last year to buy a life Insurance com
pany. He first wanted the Washington Life, and
began six months ago hts negotiations for the
GAMBLIXG CASES GO UP.
Sent to Appellate Court, Passing
Over Special Session.
Arrangements have be*n completed to r<»f<»r tha
indictments against the Brighton Beach Racing
Association and its officers. Christopher J. Fitz
gerald. John (t. Cavanagh and William A. Enge
man. to the Appellate Division nf rh» Supreme
Court. In Brooklyn, to determine the sufficiency of
evidence, thereby eliminating the extraordinary
session of the Supreme Co-irt whl'h had been or
dered to convene on Augvst 25.
It also did away with the proceeding b»fon» Judga
Dike, in the County Court, which was scheduled
for yesterday and in which John B. Stanehfleld
was to make a motion to Inspect the minutes of
the grand jury to ascertain on what evidence the.
indictments were hased. The arrangement was the
revolt of a conference yesterday between Judge
D!k». John B. Stanchfie'd and Acting District At
It appeared that certain questions of law hearing
on the validity of the indictments and raised by
Mr. Stanehfleld would have to be thrashed out
eventually, and it was deemed wiser to postpone
the trials until this had been done.
The special grand jury called for the month of
August has not been cancelled, however, but will
have a very important session, including th* consid
eration of the case of the Mechanics arvd Trr-Jers"
Bank and the case of Policeman David Shellard.
accused of the muruer of Barbara Reig.
SAYS POLICE CAPTAIN CLUBBED HIM.
Henry Tells Court Young Man Was Hit by
Stone in Fight with Strike Breakers.
David Lipstein, nineteen years old, of No 17 Park
Place, who was arrested for throwing stones at
some strike breakers, showed Magistrate Harris, in
the night court last night, a cut on his right ear
and told theTnagistrate that Acting Captain Henry,
of the Mercer street station, had struck him with
a "blackjack" when he arrested him.
The acting captain, said the wound had been re
ceived from one of the employes of Simon & Co .
a tailoring establishment at Nos. 25 and 30 West
10th street, who were attacked by Lipstein and a
number of others as they were leaving the shops.
This section of 10th street for some time has
been a scene of daily strife, and Acting Captain
Henry posted his reserves near the shop last night.
When the strike breakers appeared a shower of
stones greeted them and the policemen. Ire ths
fight that followed several bystanders were hurt.
but the police succeeded In taking five prisoners,
who, besides I.ipstein. said they were Samuel Gold
stein, of No 42 Broome street; David Silverman.
of No. 96 Henry street: Joseph Levansky. of No.
»7 Market street, and Charles Minkelowitz. of No.
29? Monroe street
Goldstein said a cut on his head was inflicted by
one of Henry's detectives. The- acting captain de
nied this. too. Magistrate Harris fined Goldstein.
Levansky and Minkelowitz 510 each, which was
paid by their friends.
PITTSBURG MAN FLEECED.
Neville R. Moxley. of Pittsburg. heard that for
"easy money" there was no place '.ike New York,
and that accounts for his appearing In the West
Side court yesterday morning as complainant
against Martin Philips, an oldttme gambler, who.
Moxle7 alleges, otbtalned $600 from him under false
pretences. According to Moxley, he went to a
house at No. 100 West 7Sth street, where Phillips
dealt faro, with the understanding that Philips,
who was supposed to be "sore" on the proprietor
of the place, would let htm break the bank. Philips
forgot about the deal and won the $600 and Moiley
had him arrested. After hearing 1 the evidence and
telling Moxley what he thought of him. Magistrate
Corrigaa held Philips in $1,500 ball for trial.
GIRL PE OWNED OFF STATEN ISLAND
With Two Companions, She Stepped Into
Deep Channel Near Great Balls.
Miss Agnes Dunne, twenty-one years old, of NY>.
S Wept 21st street, was drowned off Segruine's
Point, Staten Island, last evening. At the same
time Miss Bessie Conn^ll. nineteen year* old, o? tb*
same address, and Arthur Brown of New Ro
chelle. had narrow escapes The young women
and Brown started out for a swim. It was low
tide, and as the beach shallows out gradually
they were a long w-ay out before the water was
up to their hips.
Thero is a channel passing the point which drops
off sharply. and into this they all stepped. They
shouted for help, and William I^eigh and John
Wlnkerpaw. who live in Great Kills, went to their
NKM They succeeded in rescuing Miss Connell
and Brown, but recovered Miss Dunne's body toy
late for her to be revived.
CHILD DROWNED FROM LAUNCH.
Mildred Ferguson, seven years old. of No. 47
Ctarfe street. Jersey ftty. was drowned last night
In Newark Bay She fell overboard when the
steam launch In which she was riding, was run
into by another boat. In the darkn«s» she sank
before any one could save her.
LAUNCH UPSETS; FOUR DROWN.
Kilbourn. Wla . Auk. 18— By the capsizing of a
pleasure launch on the Wisconsin River this after
noon Miss Mabel Ward. Mrs W. G. Heath and
her son, and E. G Pfelffer. all of Chicago, were
drowned. The launch, containing nine persons,
among them Mrs. PelfTer and daughter, was over
turned near the wharf by the swell of a passing
ateamer. The lour aanx t>«for« aid arrlv«4
A XEW LA\f)f\G TRIED.
More Records Made by Mr. Wn»U
at JLe Mans.
Le Mans, Aug. 13.— "Wright aeroplane met
with an accident this morning which win re*
quire several days, and possibly a week, to re
After two superb flights Wilbur Wright tried
a new and daring method of descent. h*
stopped the motor at a height of seventy .fly«
feet and tried to land on a gradual glid*. Hli
calculations were not absolutely correct, aad
the left wing of the aeroplane struck th«
ground, tearing the frame of the machine. Jir
Wright was not injured.
Mr. Wright gaid that he did not regard th*
accident as serious, and explained that thow
were only Incidental experiences devoted to ac
quiring: complete mastery of the difficulties of
aviation and the execution of new manoeuvres.
Mr. Wright's first flight this morning eclipsed
all his former efforts. He made seven com
plete circuits of the field over the tops of titt
trees. According to the official time, he was %
the air 8 minutes and 53 seconds. Ha was
hampered by a fifteen mile breeze, but ia jpita
of this he showed greater facility hi rnaasjo.
vring than he did when there was a dead -sin.
His landing was easy and successful ia every
Mr. Wright's second flight, which lasted rw«
minutes, was a novel one. He soared and <]«•
scended at will, executing bewildering tarns.
Suddenly, as seen from the grandstand, the ma
chine lost its speed and began curving slowly
.toward the earth. All appeared to be going well
until it was tilted to leeward, and the delicate
framework struck the- ground.
Mr. Wright calmly stepped out and examined
the machine. He was quickly surrounded bj
anxious friends to whom he quietly explained
that there had been no accident in the air. but
that he had merely decided to try a new descsri
He shut off the motor at a height of seventy,
five feet and' endeavored to float downward. Th«
real cause of the accident was the attempt a
land exactly on the spot of his departure. la
lifting the planes at the last moment In an at*
tempt to continue the gliding: progress ha pullej
the left plane too sharply.
The damage can be repaired easily. althooat
because of the absence of the necessary material
the work will require several days.
Among the spectators to-day were Miss Mor« '
gan, daughter of J. Plerpont Morgan; M. Kap*
ferer, th«» engineer of the French dirigible bal
loon Ville de Paris, and other French ent!iaal«
THE AEROPLANE IX WAB.
French Expert Says It May Super*
Limoges. Aug. 13. — An army aeronautic e»
pert, writing; in the Militaire. on Wilbm
Wright's demonstrations with the aeroplane
says that these have established the prisclr-i
ways in which the aeroplane may be applied k
the military service. The first of these, he says
is for the purpose of reconnoissances in from
of any army, in which it could entirely super
sede cavalry on account of its speed and th*
possibility of obtaining more full and acconu
observations, owing to its ability to soar to' 1
height of one hundred feet or more. The secesJ.
is its use as a means of conveying miornaliH
and instructions along long extended battle
fronts, for which it Is almost as practicable a*
A NEW GERMAN AIRSHIP,
Successful Test of the Parsevd-*
Long Flight To-day.
Berlin. Aug. 13 — The new Parseval dirlattft
balloon, which is patterned on the flexible 0«-
Tegel Field law
this everung. The airship carried flva pa«w>
gers. Experiments with the ateerin* «eaf to
prove its stability were carried out at aa aW»
tude of seven hundred and fifty f-et. The aana*
stcn, though only a short one. was in ewry w*Jl
The airship will be fully inflated to-mcrro*
in preparation for a twelve-hour Journey, wfelcfe
Is necessary before- it is taken over by tiio go*»
A military steerable. semi-rigid syatM* ba!«
loon cruised over Tegel while the Parseral air*
ship teata were being- carried out. and then d*»
appeared ever Berlin.
COUNT ZLPPELDTS CO3tPAiUSOS.
Motor Balloons and Aeroplanes P!«ue£
with Mr. Wright's Success.
Friedrichshafen. Aug. Count Zeppaila «ad»
the following 1 atatemeat to-day:
w I am heartily gratified at the success otttainttf
by Wilbur Wright at JL« Mans, th» more *> if
o*use I always ha%-« considered the «2orts «♦
Americans as greatly advancing th» final soiutlos
of the aerial problem. This was so oven during «»»
period when others saM that aerial navigation wm
i all humbug. I . cannot see. however, ttat 1"-
I Wright'* success will minimize the utility ot ■•
! airships. While I readily admit that the tnckino*
; of a oalloon always must be reckoned *:tft, «•
) motor balloon as a means of conveyance cartaialy
is superior to the aeroplane. The aeropiaad *••
quires great dexterity and long practice for «**
cessful flight, while any one can travel on aa *»•
I do not mention the Inability of th» aeroplaa**!
i ascend to any great altitude or its limited scope o»
I action, because Improvements In these respects a"
only a Question of time. But let us bay, for ia*
stance, that In time of war an airship and aa m*°"
plane were reconnoitring the position of *'*_;»-,
emy. The results obtained by th* aaropla.ni*ts «g»
the present apparatus would of necessity b« 1 *55»
lsfactory. because it is necessary for the 3~;;'
person on board the aeropLane to «iv# his entire »•
tention to the management of th* machine. *5.
work requires great concentration, and leaves -«
ther time nor opportunity for observation. ,^J»
other hand, a balloon can carry m numb*' JJ£Ai£
eons, who can devote ail their time to ob««rwaw»«fc
Both the aeroplane and the navigable balloooijiw
perish in a storm or be destroyed by project.
Both are Imperfect as yet .......nj
I hope Mr. Wright will continue bis «?**?^J
flights We mean to learn as much from nl^
he does from us. We are pulling on ,t, tn *J^j>
rope, and common experiences wi'.l lead to * 3 "
oomplishment of our common purpose.
Count Zeppelin said he desired t«» send M» *—
eat thanks for th» numerous message* of »ympa«»
In the destruction of his balloon r«c«lved fro» «■
parts of the United States. ,
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HEAT KILLS BELFAST MAN.
Pateraoiy X. J.. Aug. 13 -Richard lißcttart. «•»
merly president of the Society of Telepnon* •"*
ployes of Belfast. Ireland, filed suddenly text to
night. He entered a cafe at Fair and Waagia#»
streets and asked for a drink of w*t«r. T ~"jV~: '
collapsed la a chair and dl«d befsrt » 2*o**