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WASHINGTON. D.C.. MONDAY' SEPTEMBER 30. 1912,-TWeLVE, PAGES
FATE OF BULL MOOSE
PARTY HANGS ON PROBE
DIG. DEEP AND YOU'LL FIND IT.
One Officer Stabbed, Another
Has rjead Crushed In, and
WILSON TO KEEP
"HANDS OFF" IN
Issues Statement in Which He
Fails to Mention Well-known '
Opposition to Oix.
DELEGATES MUST CHOOSE
Political Wiseacres Say Sen
ate Investigation This Week
May Decide Election.
HEARINGS. START TO-DAY
Roosevelt to Explain Standard Oil
Contributions Many Wit
Br JOSEPH P. AXJtlS.
That the Bull Moose party must rest
Us Jiope of having an appreciable or
lasting effect upon the November verdict
upon the showing of the Bis Bull Moose
before the Clapp Investigating committee
this week Is the assumption of a number
of political wiseacres In Washington.
If the colonel's enemies Democratic
and Republican can substantiate
whole or In part the accusations made
against him by John D. Archbold. Stand
ard Oil magnate. Senator Botes Penrose
of Ptnnss lvanla. and other leaders
the part)- he has sought to destroy, the
long overdue turn In the tide will be at
hand, they say. They will be able to
determine with some hope of accuracs
Just what will happen In November in
the various States
The general trend of conditions In the
last three weeks has Indicated clearly
that the country at large is withholding
Judgment on the matters which the Clapp
subcommittee of the Senate is -expected
10 dear up The charge which has been
given the greatest publicity since It was
first made by Senator Penrose a few
das before Congress adjourned last
month, is that John D Archbold. virtual
directing nead of the Standard Oil Com
pany, paid 5123,000 in campaign contribu
tions in I30S: that by the pajment of
this amount Mr. Archbold and his asso
ciates and Senator Penrose believed they
were busing Immunity from possible hos
tile corporation moves by the Executive
against the Standard Oil Company, and
that by their refusal to make a further
contribution of J150.000. alleged to have
been solicited by the late Cornelius
Bliss, treasurer of the Republican Na
tional Committee, thei brought upon the
Standard Oil Company the hostility
which marked the second Boosevelt ad
ministration. Roosevelt' Reply.
To these charges Col Roosevelt has
replied In a lengthy letter, the gist of
which is that if Cornelius Bliss ever so
licited or accepted money from the
Standard OH Company it waa without
Kooseveit's Knowieage ant-igs-n"i nm
Col Roosevelt includes a newspaper
-eport of a statement bv Cornelius
Blii-s. in which Mr BH--S is quoted as
giving, in effect, that lie received and
ignored Roo--ev elt's Instructions
orporatlon money, because he did not
once!ve such questions to be within the
andidate s province
Largelv as a result of the colonel":
letter the country has withheld Judg
ment In the case, admittedly vitally Ira
oortant to the Bull Mooters cause A!
a matter of fact, the ostensible purpose
of the investigation has been completely
lost sight of In the conflicting purposes
of the different Senators who make up
the committee a wholesale slaughter
of political hopes, in whlcn Democrats,
Republicans, and Progressives will play
both ends against the middle In the
hope that only their cause will emerge
from the carnage unscathed.
In this series of unholy alliances the
most marked combination will be be
tween the Democrats and Republicans
agaln&t the Bull Moosers All factions
are represented on the subcommittee,
and Senator Clapp, chairman of the sub
committee. Is an out-and-out Bull Moos
cr Senator Pomererte of Ohio is look
ing after the Democratic hopes, and,
with Senator Oliver, regular Republican,
will do as much damage as possible to
All Parties Interested.
There is no galnsavlng the fact that
all who are not for the third termer
ore very much against him, and decided
ly unhappy that he is to have so ex
cellent a chance to present his side of
the case. For this he can thank Sen
ator Clapp Col Roosevelt will not ap
pear until Frldav. and before that, be
B'nning to-day, will appear Ormsby Mc
Harg and benator Dixon, two of his
preconvention campaign managers, Cor
nelius Bliss. Jr, whose testimony and
the presentation of some more or less
pertinent letters and papers which be
longed to his father, virtualls will close
up the taking of new testimony as to
the Archbold Incident, counsel for Mrs
Harriman and the former secretary of
i. H Harriman, who will tell what they
d- or do not know about the alleged
Harriman fund. Boss Bill Flinn of Penn
sslvanla, who. Senator Penrose savs. of
fered him JiOOn.OOO for the seat in the
Senate left by the death of Senator
Quav, and last, and possibly most impor
tant of all this week, excepting of course
the colonel, comes J. Pierpont Morgan,
who will appear Thursday to tell some
thingno one seems to have a ven def
inite Idea of Just what Mr. Morgan Is
expected to telL
So. 'is far as It could possibly be ar
ranged. CoL Roosevelt, when he takes
the stand Friday, will have at his com
mand virtually all the important testi
mony of the hearings, and, which Is
rrore important, most of that testimony
from which might be expected a serious
surprise. With this material to work
on, Roosevelt's friends and enemies alike
aamtt that he will show a decided re
versal In form if he falls to step down
from the stand v indicated at least In
the minds of those who do not go far
beneath the surface In such controver
sies as these.
.ARTIST KILLS SELF
AKE NOT RECOGNIZED
New York, Sept. 3i Despondent be
cause the public did not appreciate his
irts and refused to purchase the paint
ings of the "Madonna" and the "Cruci
fixion," over which he had spent 3 ears,
Stephen Khristofesak ended his life to
daj in his rooms in East Forty-second
Street. The man, who had been driven
to cam his living as a decorator, was
round dead with, a bullet in his brain,
while surrounding him were the paint
ings upon which he had built his hopes
af bringing his family to this .country
from Hungary. He was forty-eight
G. G. Tegethoff to Tell Part
Harriman Played in 1904
GORTELYOU IS ALSO HERE
Real Thrills Will Come When Mor
gan, Roosevelt, and Penrose
Take the Stand.
Promptly at 10 o'clock this morning
Senator Clapp will begin the Investiga
tion Into the source of the campaign con
tributions In 1904 and 1906. One of the
large hearing rooms In the Senate office
building has been reserved for the hear
ings, which will be open to the public
Probably 500 people can be accommodated
in the room.
Some of the witnesses have already ar
rived in Washington. C C. Tegetheff.
former secretary to the late Edward II.
Harriman, lame In last night. He prob
ably will be th first witness called to
da. George B Cortelvou, former secre
tary of. the Treasur). Is also In Washing'
ton and will glv e his testimony before the
close of the week.
Mr. Tegethoff Is expected to testify to
the part plaved by Mr. Harriman in rais
ing a campaign fund for the Republicans
for use In New 3.ork lu the Presidential
campaign of 1S04 But most important,
Mr. Tegethoff comes as the result of a
oubpoena which requires him to furnish
correspondence from the files of Mr. liar'
rlman's office that It is thought will shed
tome light on the political transaction
Other witnesses to be called to-day are
Ormsby Mcllarg. a political scout em-
ploed by George W Perkins In the pre
convention campaign for Col. Roosevelt,
who operated principally in the South
and Cornelius N Bliss, who is expected to
xurnisn important correpondence from
the letter flies of the late G N. Bliss, sr..
for 3 ears treasurer of the Republican
llenl Thrills ilatrr.
But the real thrills are reserved for
later in the week, when J. P. Morgan
and Col Roosevelt will appear. Mr.
Morgan is expected to take the stand on
Thursday, and Col Roosevelt will go on
frldas benator Penrose Is expected
here to-day to be constantly on hand
during the hearings. He will be accom
panied by counsel, it is said, to quiz Mr.
The committee has let it be known
that legal counsel will not be encour
aged to take, nart in the investigation
ine oenei or senator v-iapp ana nis col
leagues in the committee Is that It each
witness Is allowed to bring In a lawyer
there will be no end to the investigation,
and jet under the wording of the reso
lution authoritv is given for persons
summoned to appear personally or by
An effort was made by Senator La
Follette and some of those interested in
impaling Col Roosevelt on the horns of
the investigation to get Louis D Bran
dels, who figured as counsel In the Bal-linger-Pinchot
Investigation, to act as
cross-examiner for the committee The
committee considered the matter, and
decided against it. When some of Col
Roosevelt's friends grew nervous over
the prospect and urged him to avail him
self of the services of a lawjer he re
fused His close friends In Washington
expect the colonel to give a good account
of himself before the committee. Sena
tor Pomerene will be the chief Inquisitor.
He has been fn conference with leading
Democrats In the Senate and House over
the questions to be propounded to the
Progressive nominee. Senator La Fol
lette has offered some suggestions to the
committee along the same line.
rnctor In Two Campalcn.
Ormsby McHarg haB been a factor In
two campaigns He will be required to
tell, not onlv of the preconvention work
for Roosevelt this 3 ear, but to state
vi hat he did In furtherance of President
1 art's campaign In 1108. He was active
that year with Frank H Hitchcock In
booming Taft. The members of the com
mittee expect to develop some Interest
ing tcstlmons- from Alton B Parker, of
New York. He has Intimated to some
of the Democrats In Congress that he
has Important Information regarding the
contributions of New York corporations
to President Roosevelt's campaign In
ISO! This Information, when furnished.
Is expected to back up Judge Parker's
charges made publicly in the campaign
of 1904. which called out denunciation
from President Roosevelt.
The story Is whispered about Washing
ton that Judge Parker would -Lave made
reply to President RooseveTt at the
time, but was prevented from doing so
by the obligation of confidence reposed
in him by the late Daniel S Lamont
and other prominent financiers In New
York ho furnished the Information on
which Judge, Parker made his charges
On his oath before the committee Judge
Parser will not feel, his friends say, the
same restraint that closed his lips at
the time of the controversy with Presi
Will Aid Ball Moose.
D E Thompson, of Nebraska, former
Ambassador to Mexico, Is expected to
give testimony helpful to the Roosevelt
partisans Thompson is alleged to have
made a fortune promoting railroad en
terprises in Mexico while In the diplo
matic service, and the Roosevelt men
say he can tell a story that will show
a connection between his enterprises
and the campaign fund raised to elect
Senator Clapp lias written to Repre
sentative A. Mitchell Palmer asklnc for
Information upon which Mr. Palmer
made the charge that Dr. David Jayne
mil was removed irom the d Dlomatle
service to make a place for a man who
contributed to the President's campaign
MES. 'TAT' CAMPBELL WORSE.
London. Sept. 23 The condition of Mrs.
Patrick Campbell, the English arfre..
Is to-night pronounced precarious. Mrs.
Campbell has been ill for several weeks.
Plan -Monster Airship.
London, Sept. 3 The English navy
has undertaken the building of an Im
mense airship, which. It Is said, will be
the largest ever constructed. The big
snip is now oeing ouut at Alaershot. It
will have a capacity of 3C0.0CO cubic feet
and the car underneath the huge gas
bag will be fitted up as r.oms, having
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PITMAN, AS GAR
Dominic Caesar Decapitated
Under Northeast Tracks
During Rush Hour.
Dominic Caesar, a stalwart son of sun-
n Italy, who earned 12 a da) b) lifting
.5,(100 pounds of car plows and placing
his life In Jeopardy approximately W
times In one 'shift." was decapitated
sesterday afternoon In the plow pit at
Fifteenth and II Streets Northea-t
The cars were over the pit. crowded
with passengers and alread)" behind
schedule, and Caesar, a new min on the
Jcb and eager to hold It. worked with
nervous haste to perform his duty Some
thing went wrong Nobody seems to
know Just what It was Perhaps Caesar
gave the signal to "go ahead" too soon
The car went ahead too soon Caesar s
head was taken from his shoulders In
the twinkling of an e)e One piercing
shriek of horror that left his lips In the
Instant that he realized his life was to
be ended was heard by passengers and
crew. The car was stopped with a Jolt.
- Cnr Releases Body.
Then the car was backed and Caesar's
bod)' dropped limply to the bottom of
the pit. The car was started forward
and run over the pit and the body was
dragged to the street surface It was
placed In an auto and hurried to Casual
ty Hospital, where physicians pro
nounced life extinct and wondered how
any one could have imagined Caesar was
Caesar lived at Four-an-a-half and
B Streets bouthwest. Yesterday was his
second day In the pit. For working ten
hours, between 3 o'clock In the afternoon
and 1 o clock In the morning, he i
paid J2 by the Washington Railway and
Electric Company. The rate for pitman
is 20 cents an hour.
It was Just 5 SO o'clock whenan east
bound and west-bound car stopped over
the pit at the same time. Caesars dutv
was to remove the plow from the east'
bound car and attack a plow to the west'
bound car. He started to attach the
plow first. His neck was on a level
with the street surface, so that If the
car started the truck crushed the head
against the edge of the pit. That was
Taking Guise of
New York, Sent. 3 While the cost of
living has been going higher every day
the cost of living high has been growing
less. Three years ago a trip in an aero
plane cost a passenger JOO. This was
considered the union price for a flight.
iw a man can go up a short distance In
monoplane and make a flight around
the field at Mlneola for Jl.
William Hemper, Jr., who has one of
the largest monoplanes Is the head of
the new Industry, and If competition be
comes much keener It Is thought the
price for a little flight will be 10 cents.
Hemper had all he could do to-dar
taking passengers up about twenty feet
and then sailing over the field and
cringing them back.
S31.0O to Chicago and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, October
3 to 7; valid for return until October 13,
Four through trains of modern equip
ment leaving Washington morning,
neon, evcnlnj, and-night. Atk -agents
ou diggin' for Rattling Bones?"
I'm looking for the con in contribution."
Only Spark Needed to Start
as Many Countries in Long
and Bloody Conflict.
London, kept. IS Onl) a tiny spark
now appears necessary to explode the
Balkan powder magazine. Every ele
ment for a tremendous upheaval seems
ready. Seven European armies are now
under mobilization or calling In re
serves Here In brief are the prepara
Bulgarian arm) mobilized and ready
for war relations Ottoman troops from
the capital en route to the frontier. The
authorities are refusing civil transports.
Austria Reserves called up and with
Russia Eight army corps mobilized In
the Warsaw district "as a test."
Ital) First-class reserves of 1S90 and
l'S?;, now on leave, recalled.
Servla The war office surprising!)
busy. Eighteen carloads of Turkish am
munition detained at Belgrade and the
reservists called up
Greece Mobilization of troops under
Turke) Two hundred thousand troops
mobilized near Bulgaria.
BULGARIA BREAKS OFF
NEGOTIATIONS WITH TURKS
Sofia, Sept. 13 Relations between the
National Bank, and the Ottoman Bank,
which have been at the straining point
for some time, were broken off to-day
and large commands of troops are being
sent to the frontier. It Is reported that
the Bulgarian government, in the event
of Turkey refusing to withdraw her
troops, will Inform the powers of her In
tention to Immediately order a general
mobilization of her military forces.
takes own life
Dr. Ross Wilson, Dentist, Commits
Suicide in Oklahoma
Spcdsl to The TCajhlnztOQ Hmld.
Oklahoma Cits. Sept. 29 Dr. Ross Wil
son, who came to Oklahoma City from
Washington, D. C, about three months
ago to practice his profession of dentis
try, committed suicide In Ills office here
late Saturday night by taking morphine.
Failure to build up a practice here is as
signed as the cause. His body will be
shipped to Washington Monday afternoon
and will be accompanied by his wife. His
relatives in "Washington are reported here
to be very wealthy and prominent.
At $31 Eleventh Street Northwest, the
address of Dr. Ross J. Wilson, as given
In the city director)'. It was learned last
night That Dr. Wilson and his wife had
occupied rooms there, but about two or
three months ago had left the city with
out telling any one their destination.
During the time he resided there he
never mentioned his family, and nothing
could be learned as to their whereabouts.
Rednred Fares to Indlnnanolla
Sept. . 30. and Oct. 1, Pennsj lvanla Rail
road. Only $2773 round trip from Wash
ington. Tickets good -returning to reach
destination before midnight Oct. s
0L0 BLUE LAWS
Workers on Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad Are Arrested
While Repairing Tracks.
Despite protests of railroad officials
that the work was absolutely necessary
to prevent serious accidents. Sheriff C
L. Howard, of Montgomery Counts', jes
terday arrested two section gangs re
pairing the Baltimore and Ohio tracks
at Cloppera und Halblne for violation of
the blue laws
The heavy rains of the last week, ac
cording to railroad officials, have caused
the tracks to widen and the tics to
loosen, endangering trains on that divi
sion Owing to the particularly heav)
traffic over the division on Sunda)s, It
was declared that the work was abso
lutely necessary to avoid serious acci
dents The two gangs, aggregating twent)-ono
men In all, and working under the direc
tion of foremen, were employed In ad
Justing new ties and repairing the rails
Against their protest that the work was
nccessar). It Is charged, the county !
cer took them Into custody on a charge
of violating the ancient blue laws, hand
ed down In Montgomery County from
the da) s of the Puritans
Notice of the arrests was wired to Bal
tlmore. and Albert Boulc. of counsel for
the railroad, hastened to Rockvllle. whero
the men were detained, obtaining their
ireeaom on condition that they appear
for hearing Wednesday morning at 9 30
Officials of the railroad were Indignant
last night at the action of the Mont
gomery County authorities. Thes
clared that the work was essential to
the safely of the travelers over that
division, owing to the recent washouts
and wet weather. It Is practically as
sured that a fi,nal test of the out-of-date
blue laws will be made In the Maryland
Speaking of the arrests last night, W.
I Trench, a division construction en
gineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road. In Baltimore, said that the labo-
of the men was vitally essential to the
safety of trains passing over that divi
sion Owing to the heavy rains, he add
ed. It was necessary to have the men
work continuously, as sev eral of the rails
had widened, and as trains passed fre
quently a sharp watch had to be kept
on the rails.
Barred from the
Boston. Mass. Sept- 23 Radcliffe Col
lege girls are no longer 'allowed the com
plete freedom of the Harvard Library.
They may enter not more than six in a
group and they must be "segregated" in
a special room. Here are the leading
reasons as the Harvard Library head
has found them:
"More than six girls make a crowd.
"They chatter so much they disturb
the other workers.
"They litter the tables and desks with
hats, handbags, and papers.
'They crowd out learned professors
"Worst of all, they distract the pages
or attendants so that It Is almost Im
possible for others to get books on time."
K339 to California 3&3.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Sent. 21 to Oct. 9. Reduced rates also to
other? Pacific Coast Stales. Ask scents
FURTHER CLASHES LIKELY
Lawrence, Mass., Faces Greatest
Strike in History of Mill
Lawrence. Mass., Sept. 3. Closing In
on a squad of policemen, who. with
drawn revolvers, had attempted to force
them to disband, the leaders of a proces
sion of 5.000 textile workers to-day stub
bed one officer In the back, crushed In
the head of another with a blow from
a club, and seriously Injured several
Hundreds of shots were fired during
the street battle and In the rioting that
followed. The policemen were complete
ly routed, and the strikers continued
their parade. The streets are crowded
with strikers to-night, and more serious
trouble Is feared. The city, which Is
largely composed of mill workers, is
practically In a state of Insurrection
Three thousand of the workers had
gathered at the railroad station at noon
to welcome several hundred visiting s)nj
pathetlc workers from near-by mill
towns, ho had come to indorse the
twenty-four-hour strike beg'nnlng to
morrow. After the arrival of the trains
5.000 of the workmen and their s)tnpa
thlzers formed In line to march to the
center of the city.
I'llEht Pitched Battle.
At their head was Carlo Presca. a
prominent member or the Industrial
Workers, waving a red flag. A squad of
policemen was rushed out to meet the
marchers, with orders to disperse them
The marchers refused to break step
The policemen drew the'r revolvers and
The crowd fell back a they saw the
weapons, but. gaining courage as Presca
and his aids spurred them on. they closed
In on the officers, man) of them with
drawn revolvers, and a pitched battle
ensued Policeman Thomas McCarlle
and Special Policeman Ludwlg seized
Presca Firing tli'lr revolvers In the
air. the officers were about to escape
with their prisoner between them, but
McCarlle fell to the sidewalk with two
stab wounds In the back. A moment
later Ludwlg collapsed '13 a blow on
the head with a ilub The assailants
made their escape
Freed. Presca waved his red fiag aloft
again and exhorted his followers to shoot
to kill The strikers rushed the poll.
wounding many of them, and then exult
antly resumed their march to the head
quarters of the Industrial Workers of
Fear Great Strike.
The authorities to-night fear that one
of the greatest strikes In the history of
the textile Industry is about to begin,
and are considering the advisability of
asking Gov. Foss to send State troops
to the scene.
The workers will begin a twentv -four-hour
strike to-morrow as a protest
against the imprisonment of Joseph Et-
tore. Arturo Glovannlttt. and Joseph Ca
ruso, who are to be tried separately, for
the murder of Anna Loplzzo. who
shot down and killed during the strike
riots of a few months ago If. after the
twent -four-hour strike, the government
persists In Its Intention to try the three
leaders, the textile workers will call
general strike Their motto Is this clause
In the official sanction of the strike to
morrow of the general executive board
of the Industrial Workers of the World
"We will spread the flame of discon
tent until themlll owners open the Jail
LEG FOR GIRL
Operation on Indiana Newsboy and
Victim of Burns Will
Chicago, Sept. 29 That a girl whom
he never had seen until sho was placed
at his side on a hospital operating table
might live. William Rugh. Jr. of Gar).
Ind . a newsboy, 1o-da) allowed his
crippled leg to be amputated and the
j-kln grafted to the limbs of Miss Ethel
Smith, "the prettiest blrl In Gar) "
Both Rugh and the girl will live. Less
than five weeks ago Miss Smith, who Is
eighteen scars old, was severely burned
while riding with Ray Roberts, her
sweetheart, on his motorcycle.
Though pitifully frail and emaciated
by intense suffering, the plucky girl re
fused to accept Rugh's offer until last
Fridas. Her condition was becoming
rapidl) worse and Dr. J. A. Craig, who
performed the operation, was hastily
summoned from Lebanon, Pa , Saturday.
The meeting between the crippled
newsboy and Miss Smith on the operat
ing table at the Gar)' Gaceral Hospital.
was dramatic Miss Smith was In tears.
Oh, I Just can't let sou do this for
ire," she sobbed "Why, sou have never
even seen me. It Is too much to ask
such a sacrifice "
Both were visibly embarrassed, but
Rugh was the calmer of the two.
'My leg." he declared, "has never been
an) thing but a burden to me. I am only
to happy to know that It will be of some
service to jou.
Both Miss Smith and Rugh were placed
under anesthetics. Long strips of flesh,
each an Inch wide, were taken from the
crippled leg of the newsboy, dipped into
solution and bound to the limbs of
Miss Smith. A total of ISO square Inches
of skin was transferred.
Pleads fur Working Girls.
Mrs. Florence Kelley spoke upon
'Wages and Health" at. Ingram Me
morial Church last night. She said that
girls emplosed In department stores.
candy factories, and laundries were giv
en less than a living wage, and that this
should be remedied by establishing gov
ernment boards to fix minimum tfwages,
as has been the case In Australia.
KorfalV and AVeatora Itallvra-v Ofllev
has moved to HI9 New York: Ave., op
posite Bond Building.
Believes the Convention Will Act
Wisely if Left to Own Devices..
Seagirt. N. J.. Sept. 23 After -feIe-
phonlc converraton with VV. G McAdoo
late this afternoon. Gov. Wopdrow Wil
son to-night Issued bis Jong expected
statement on the New Yoric State politi
cal situation As has been several times
stated. Gov. Wilson is unalterably op
posed to the renomlnatlon of Gov. iilx.
In his statement, however, he does not
express opposition to Dlx. but demands
that the S)racuse convention be per
mitted to makr Its own choice, that the
delegates be given free rein, and that
toe bosses keep their hands off. Gov.
Wilson I confident thit in these circum
stances Dlx will not be renominated, but
the delegates will name a progressiva
candidate who will compare favorably
with Mr Straus and Mr. Hedges.
Gov. Wilson said-
"I have been looking forward to ths
Syracuse convention with the deepest In
terest, because I realize Its critical im
portance to the party throughout the na
tion, and I have made my own opinion
with regard to It very plain to every
friend from New Tork who has done me
the honor to consult me. I have not said
an) thing In pub'Ic about It. o- through
the newspapers, because I wanted to
avoid evn the appearance of doing what
I condemn In others namels", trying to
dictate what a great party organization
ought to do, what candidates it should
choose, and what platforms It should
tdhrrr. to Principle.
"But the very principle to which 1
hold msself bound, both In speech and
in action. Justify me In saying that the
whole country demands and expects
that the Democracy of New Tork be
left absolutely free to make Its own
choice. I believe that It is ready to
choose a progressive man. of a kind
to be his own master, and to adopt a
platform to which men of progressive
principles everywhere can heartily sub
scribe, if only It be left free from per
sonal contrrl uf any sort. The organ
ized Democrats of the great State of
New 1ork are ready to serve the na
tion and to serve It with intelligence.
They need to direction from the Gover
nor of another State even though he
be the candidate of his party for the
PreMdenc) It Is seldom the organiza
tion Is at fault, it Is those who at
tempt to dlc-ate their action No In
telIlgT party leader can Justl) or
wiselj or even Intelligently condemn
or reject the open and honest organiza
tion b) which alone parties can be
held to concerted action, but he can
and must do everything In his power
to keep them free and unbossed
"The Democrac) of New- Tork Is at
a critical turning point in its history.
The whole countrv awaits Its action at
S)racuse with deep attention and con
cern Democrats everywhere look to
It to set an example and vindicate the
fair name of the part) They will feel
the chill and discouragement verv
keenly If it should fall them, and will
be stirred bv added scope and enthu
siasm if it should accomplish what Is
expected of It It will not do for the
choice of the convention at Syracuse
to be any less free than that which
gave the third party Mr Strauss and
the regular Republican party Mr
Murphy and Dix
S)racuse. N T.Sept 2D ' Dow ling can
win. Gl)nn can win. D'x cannot win."
This sentiment, varlousl) expressed bv
a score of leaders and a hundred dele
gates to the Democratic State Conven
tion, was dinned Into the cars of Charles
F. Murphv when he hrought the New
York delegation Into town at 10 o'clock
It had been the theme of conversation
throughout the das Enough leaders
were here to makerU Important, and the
general opinion that to nominate Dix
would Jeopardize the State ticket was
vastly strengthened by the news that
Gov Wilson is now against him and
strongly for Dow ling
Bv all save Thomas M. Osborne, of
Auburn, the Dowllng candldacs was held
to be the best possible solution of thu
difficulty In which the part) has been
temporarily placed by Murphy s adv ocacy
Strong; Opposition to Murphy.
Osborne Is as much against Dowllng
ns he is against Dix. but together with
everybody else who Is familiar with the
situation, he admits that Murphy can
name whom he chooses. The entire op
position to Murphy musters sixty-three
delegates Osborne figures In It as a
leader. So does Stephen Rsan of Che
nango. Both attended the Rochester con-
firence of anti-Murphy Democrats, and
they Intend to pull together here. In
cluding the sixts'-thrte delegates who will
stand with tnem to tne end. there are
VJ delegates who will vote against Mur
phy unless he does things to suit them.
Most of these will accept Dowllng. now
that Wilson has practlcall)- declared for
him It was a surprise to most of the
leaders already on post when It was
discovered that Senator O'Gorman had
come up on the same train with Murphy.
O'Gorman will be an Important figure In
the convention. If he elects to sit In
with a proxs and take personal charge
cf the Dowllng candidacy, he will be a
commanding figure. Such an attitude
racked up by the overwhelming senti
ment against Dlx will enable htm In all
probability to make Dlx's nomination
impossible, and perhaps start something
which will make Tuesday's convention a
let more unbossed than at the picket
posted performance at Saratoga.
II to Harper's Ferry and Slartlnsbursrl
ucrkeies springs. .- uumoeriana
and return. Baltimore and Ohio special
train leaves Union Station at S.20 a. m.
Sunday. October 6. stopping at principal
points on the Metropolitan Branch.
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