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.THE 'ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1D04.
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NIGHT ATTACK AT SEA.
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JN the Century building on West
Thirty-fourth street. New York
city, near the corner of Fifth ave
nue, the Democratic national
committee has established headquar
ters for the presidential canvass of
104. If Mr. Uooley. who said recently
that "th' wurruk lv tlf campaign has
not begun," should visit this renter of
political activity he would be con
vinced of his mistake. Work has not
only beguu, but it has benn in dead
earnest on both sides. As the lit-mo-crats
were a little later than the Ile
publieans In getting started they are
working now to make up for lost time.
Thomas Taptrnrt of
the Democratic na
tional committee is
sued instructions to
employees at the
ters, the orders
went forth iu this
way: "Report for
duty at 7 a. in.
Pharp." The em- r,r T AN( KY NI) OI L
ployces thoutrht a
mistake had been made in the hour
and Inquired if the tuniling but not
fusy irointc chairiniui really meant to
say 7 o'clock. "Yes. 7 a. in., and that
doesn't mean 0 or noon," he replied.
"Well, it' that wouldn't Jar you," one
of the stalf remarked. "Think of
tackling n political job at 7 a. in."
Three floors have been set aside for
the use of the committee. The head
quarters is equipped with both tele
phone and telegraph apparatus, and a
largo clerical force is employed in the
work of sendim; out campaign litera
ture. Of equal inijiortaiue with the
publicity bureau is the speakers' bu
reau, which has charge of furnishing
Democratic orators for meetings in all
parts of the country.
Next in responsibility to Chairman
Taggart comes the vice chairman of
the national com
mittee, Ie Lancey
Nieoll of New York.
The treasurer of the
committee is George
Foster Pea body of
New York, and the
secretary is Urey
Woodson of Ken
tucky. The execu
tive committee in
composed of Wil
liam F. Sheehan of New York, chair
man; August Itelmout of New York.
John K. McLean of Ohio. Thomas S.
Martin of Virginia, James M. Guffey
of Pennsylvania, James Smith, Jr.,
of New Jersey and Timothy E. liyan
When the Democratic chairman ar
rives at headquarters each morning
the number of callers lined up to see
him on "urgent business" reminds one
of reception day at the White House.
One of Chairman Taggart's tirst vis
itors was a geiinis who wished him to
make an appropriation from tin- treas
ury of the committee for the purchase
of a Hying machine to be used in the
distribution of campaign documents.
The smiling chairman referred him to
Mr. Corlelyou. head
of the Republican
committee, who, he
said, was trying to
11 y higher than the
Democrats in this
campaign. As for
himself, he said he
was looking for a
scheme for a sub
way from New
York to Indiana
which he could use
In such a way that
his friends the enemy would not know
when he came and when he went.
The friends of Chairman Taggart
say that when he was born in Ireland
forty-live years ago he wore the smile
that in later years has aided him so
much in Ids political career. At any
rate, it is conceded that he is a born
politician, and when his parents came
to this country and settled in Ohio he
had the discretion to perceive at an
early age that the adjoining state of
Indiana would be a letter field for his
aspirations as a Democrat, so at sev
enteen he went to Indianapolis and se
cured employment as a lunch counter
tender. lie rose rapidly in the restau
rant business and In due time went
into politics and became auditor of
Marion county. He
was turee times
elected mayor of In
dianapolis. He has
a wife and six chil
dren. De Lancey Nieoll
was born at Iay-
O. T. J'EABODT.
w ItrSX oorn at itay-
hs, ffi side. N. Y.. now
iSg.jgg part .f Greater New
1 " York. June :J4. lsT.l.
mi. t. hiiK.tir ax.
lie is a graduate
of St. Paul's school.
Concord. N. II.. and of Princeton uni
versity, also of the Columbia Law
school. He won his reputation as dis
trict attorney of New York, to which
office he was elected in lvS7. and as a
tuemlHT of the state constitutional con
tention of 1S:4. Mr. Nieoll is married.
Jle occupies a high position In his pro
fession. George Foster Tea body has been ac
tive in many fields. He was born in
Columbus. Gn.. In When he was
eleven years of age his parents removed
to Brooklyn, which has since been his
Lome. He began his business career as
an errand boy in a dry poods store, ris
ing in the course of fourteen years to
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JAMES M. OCFFEY.
ul 4.A A .J. M
a partnership In a wholesale dry goods
house and turning fr6m drv goods to
finance in lSSt'i. when he associated
himself with Spencer Trask. He Is now
a leading memlH-r of the firm of Spen
cer Trask & Co. and is identified with
numerous large coriorations. He ha
given much fo educational institutions,
especially those of his native state, and
has aided various reform movements.
He was talked of in
Sf)7 as candidate
for mayor of New
York on the Citi
zens' Union ticket.
He has a fine coun
try home nt Lake
Ceorge, N. Y.
I'rey Woodson Is
a Kentucky newspa
per man who has
been active in state
find national politics
nnd has a large ac
Democratic noliticians. He was a
friend of the late Governor Ooebel
He Is proprietor of the Owensboro
Messenger and the Faducah News-
William Fran Is Sheehan has one of
the most Important onrs as chairman
of the executive committee. He is cred
ited with being an exceptionally shrewd
politician. P.orn In Ituffalo in lSo'J of
noor parents. Mr. Sheehan at one time
6old papers for a living. He graduated
from St. Joseph's college. In his native
city, and iu lv I was admitted to the
bar. He served from lssr. to lS'jl as
member of the state assembly and in
the latter year was elected speaker of
that body. He be
governor in 1802,
serving until lOu.
He has served as a
member of the state
committee and also
as national commit
ing New York. He
removed to New
York city in ls'jS
and has since prac
ticed his profession there.
August Belmont is one of the leading
financiers of the country and is a son
of the man of the same name who was
a. nower In Democratic politics In the
time of Samuel J. Tildon. He was born
In New York city In isr.."., graduated
from Harvard university in 1S7," and at
once entered his father's banking house.
The firm of August Iielmont A: Co.. of
which he is now the head, represents
the Rothschilds in this country. He is
interested in many railroad and manu
facturing corporations and is the chief
financial promoter of the underground
railway which is about to be opened in
James McClurg GufTey is noted as an
oil producer. He
was born In West
I'll., In lST.O, educat
ed iu the public
schools and in a
anil worked as a
clerk In railroad and
express offices in the
south. In IST'J he
returned to Penn-
svlvania and engag
ed In the oil busl- Jnnx B. M'trAS
ness. He has long been intlucntial In
Democratic politics, though he has nev
er teen an officeholder,
John Roll McLean has been a Demo
cratic leader in Ohio for many years
and Is proprietor of the Cincinnati En
quirer. He was born in Cincinnati in
1S4S nnd Is a graduate of Harvard uni
versity. He was an unsuccessful can
didate for governor of Ohio in IS:'..
For several years he has made his home
Timothy E. Ryan Is a leading attor
ney or Wisconsin
and resides in Wau
kesha. He was
born in Washington
county, N. Y.. in
lsr.o. His family re
moved to the west
when he was a
youth, and he grad
uated iu lsS." from
the University of
Wisconsin. In 100
he vn tlu candi-
T1IOS. S. MARTIN. . . , ,, .
date of the Demo
cratic minority for the United States
Thomas Staples Martin was born at
Scottsville. Va., in 1S47. educated at the
Virginia Military institute and the Uni
versity of Virginia and served in the
Confederate army. He was admitted
to the bar in PH. He was elected to
the United States senate In ls;C and is
now a memler of that body.
F.x-Unlted States Senator James
Smith. Jr., of New
Jersey, is a banker
He was born in
Newark in ls,"l and
began his business
career in the dry
goods trade, but
forsook It to en
gage in the manu
facture of patent
and enameled leath
er. Trior to his
election to the Unit
ed States senate Mr. Smith once de
clined a nomination for mayor of
Newark. lie has been a member of
the nariocal committee for a number
james EKrrn, jr.
BoardinR a, Hontllf Ship From
Fleet of Small Boats.
Imagine a liostile ship lying at an
chor in an apparently secure position
on a dark and cloudy night. There are
Just enough breeze and sea to make
sounds on the water indistinct. Around
a low headland half a mile away from
the anchored vessel steal four or five
boats, pulled with muffled oars and fill
ed with armed men. They approach
I'erhaps they are not discovered and
thus reach the sides of the ship. The
next Instant the armed men are pour
ing over her bulwarks, and a desperate
fight takes place on her decks. I'er
haps they are discovered before they
reach the vessel's side. The alarm is
given. The men in the boats hear it
and lash their oars through the water
in a determined effort to reach the ship
before the rapid fire guns can open up
on them. Flashes of fire illumine the
night. The searchlights send out shafts
of blinding white. The sharp peals of
the six and three pounders, the rapid
hoarse barking of Hotchkiss revolving
cannon, the vicious sputter of Gatlings,
break upon the frightened air. "(Jive
way with a will:" shout the officers of
the boats as the men bend to the oars
and the light guns in the bows hurl
their defiant answers back at the wall
sided ship. As the boats sweep up to
the vessel's side gongs clang and rat
tles sound calling away the rillemen to
repel boarders from the boats. If the
boats' crews can board the ship and
clap down her hatches before the crew
gets on deck, theirs is the victory, but
if her secondary battery is manned and
her riflemen stationed before the boats
are alongside, then goodby to the boat
expedition, for there Is nothing more
pitiless than Gatlings and revolving
cannon. W. J. Henderson iu St. Nicholas.
Clrewaome Weddlnjc Presents.
Among the Iloongotes, a tribe of sav
ages in the interior of Luzon, according
to A. Henry Savage Laudor, "the wed
ding present given by the prospective
groom to his sweetheart does nut lack
quaintness and consists of a human
head, part of a breast and heurt as
well as a finger or two. Unless a man
can produce these gifts he has to re
main a bachelor, but these gifts are in
variably procured. The 'inclined to
wed' lies iu wait in the high grass until
an unsuspecting man, woman or child
happens to go by, who a few minutes
later is left dead upon the trail minus
the anatomical portions enumerated
Xow the Motor Sprinkler.
Tarts seems to have got aheud of u
in the matter of motor watering carts
too. This municipal automobile car
ries 1.100 gallons. The maximum speed
is nine and a half miles an hour. Kach
can be filled in six minutes and covers
a space twenty-five feet wide with its
spray. The motor is worked by steam
at thirty-five horsepower, and a con
nection between the wheels and the
water Jets regulates automatically the
output of the latter, according to the
pace of the cart, and closes them alto
gether at a stoppage of the vehicle.
Obviously the motor watering cart Is
the coming street sprinkler.
The reputation of Mr. George Wash
ington Jones for honesty had been
slightly tarnished, for some years, but
his son Krastus was not supposed to
"Cur's how cold contracts t'ings," Mr.
Jones remarked thoughtfully one even
ing. "Now dere's Max'milian Smith's
wood pile for a case. 'Fears like dat
wood pile is shrinking steady since dis
las col' spell set iu."
"Seems as if our pile behind de stove
was getting bigger, paw," hazarded
llrastus, gazing at his parent for ex
planation of this phenomenon.
"Course It am, chile," said Mr. Jones
calmly, "'cause de room is hot an' heat
expands t'ings. 'Pears like yo gwine
to school don' put much wisdom into
dat head of yours."
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uiu size ot the rooms. ihe hotel is i
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:iti plans ai:d rates vary from $!.., to
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