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VOL. LV. NO. 295.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Dictates Nomination of
Hughes in New
PRESIDENT PALMA OF CUBA.
AS HEAD OF TICKET
Convention Completes Work-
Jerome Scores Hearst
nnffalo. Sent, 2C. The democratic
convention adjourned until 0:"". "
Saratoga. Sent. 2fi. Previous to the
reassembling of the republican state
convention today the unanimous nom
ination of Charles K. Hushes for gov
ernor seemed almost a foregone con
Much, however, will depend upon
the result of the conference of tip state
leaders who favored ihe nomination of
ox-Lic-utenant fJovernor Woodruff, who
in snite of nlcdnes of support, sai l to
day he was not a candidate and wa
inclined to ask his friends to support
Itoosevrlt Ilntt In.
It was quite frequently asserted dur
ing tlie early hours that the action of
the upstate leaders in receding from
their opposition to Hushes had boon
caused by the president insisting upon
Congressman Cooks, representing
the Oyster Bay district, brought the
most direct word that while ih presi
dent did not want to interfere, he
thought Hushes was the man who met
the requirements of the present situa
tion. A telegram has been received from
Governor Hissins declaring he is not
opposed to' Hushes.
. muttroasr Permanent I'balriuan.
When the convention was called to
order State Senator Armstrong was un
animously elected permanent chair
man. The committee on resolutions
made Its report, which was adopted
'In llio Foottep.i.
Saratoga. Sept. 20. The platform
endorses Roosevelt's administration
and nledees the Dartv in New York
"to follow faithfully in his fooi steps.'
The Higgins administration, it is de
dared, "passes into history as one of
the greatest the state has ever known
"The wisdom of a protective larifT
Is affirmed and it is demanded that
its revision, as occasion may require
be intrusted to its friends, and not to
Cut Down South' Itenreenttloii.
Legislation providing for the pre
vention of over capitalization of pub
lie utilities, direct primaries, and res
toration of the merchant maririe are
recommended and reduction of repre
sentation in the electoral college and
congress to offset suppression of the
elective franchise demanded. Roose
velt's stand in his application of the
8 hour law is endorsed, and prompt
and adequate punishment of race mob
instigators and leaders favored.
Hughe .nmed by Awl-imnlioii.
Hughes was nominated by acclama
Other nominations were: John F.
O'Rrien for se-cretary of state: M. E.
1-wis for controller; J. G. "Wallermaier
for state treasurer; H. A. Van Alstyne
for state engineer and surveyor, and
J. M. .Mayer for attorney general.
Lieutenant Governor M. Linn Bruce
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff
was elected chairman of the state com
mittee to succeed Odell. The conven
(nmmlllrfii ot ltely.
Riiffalo. Sept. 26. The democrat!?
state convention was called to order at
11:01 by Chairman Nixon who an
nounced owing to the Inability of the
committees appointed yesterday to
complete their work the sessions
would stand adjourned until 2:30.
Indications point to the nomination
of Hearst for governor at the after
The committee on resolutions work
ed until 1 this morning before a pro
duct to its liking was effected. It was
decided the platform should contain a
plank on-Tlryan, and also it should de
clare in favor of municipal ownership
of public utilities, the latter being
qualified by the local option clause.
Prefer Ilepahlif-aa to Ilearnt.
"If. they nominate a decent republi
can at Saratoga, I will go upon the
stump "nd plead for the defeat of
Hearst. .'eclared District Attorney
Jerome today. "I will appeal for his
defeat not on the ground that it is a
political issue, but because the issue
raised is that of political freedom. I.
for onr, believe we are entirely absolved
from any obligation to support a ticket
"w 4 iww '
Quick Work Made
HEAD OF REPUBLIC WHO HAS DECLARED INTENTION OF RESIGN
ING TO FORCE AMERICAN OCCUPATION.
put together in a back loom by Char-
ey Murphy. M'.'tt' McC.invn and 'Tim'
SWITCHMEN MAKE DEMANDS
Twenty Thousand Men Affected by Re
quest for H.'gher Wages.
Chicago. Sept. 2C. The Brotherhood
of Railwav Switchmen has given no
tice to the general managers of all
railrcads entering Chicago that, they
will ask for higher wages and a short
er working day. Twenty thousand
men will be affected. T!ic roads co:i-
cerned lie in the territory from Buffalo
to the Pacific coast.
ENTRAL CONFERENCE OPENS
Methodists at Abingdon Listen to
Abingdon. 111.. Sepr. 2i;. The 51s:
session of the Central Illinois confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
church opened hire yesterday with an
address by Rev. Robert Forbes. D. !..
of Philadelphia, general secretary of
the board of churcji extension. Bishop
Hamilton of San Francisco also spoke.
BAR BLACKS FROM
Virginia Republicans Take Course That
May Be Followed Elsewhere
LISTED ON PARIS BOURSE
Pennsylvania Stock First to Be Listed
and Subject to Quotation.
Paris. Sept. 2'!. American securities
were for the first time today listed on
the Paris bourse when l.li'i.oofl.nud of
Pennsylvania railroad bunds became
subject to quotation.
Consipracy in Ecuador.
Guayaquil. Ecuador. Sept. 2t. The
government has discovered a conspir
acy to overthrow President Alfaro and
proclaim Miguel Seminario president.
menmona. a.. tsept. w nat is
i;ei:evoa to lie the opening wedge
which will ultimately result in debar
ring negroes from participation in pol
itics in the south was taken in this
state yesterday. The negro element in
the republican party was repudiated at
congressional eonve-nlions held" ar
Hampton and Manchester. Peter Short,
a negro in this city, who opposed the
nomination of any congressional can
didate, precipitated action. George A.
Hanson, one of the nominees for con
gress, told the negroes Ihe time had
come for them as a party or as leaders
to take a back seat. He said the
whites in the south would continue to
YALE OPENS 206TH YEAR
Total Attendance in All Branches May
New Haven, Conn.. Sept. 2C. Yale
opened her doors yesterday for the
2i:th year. Indications are that the
attendance will be about H. 100 or S.r.On.
outside of the summer school of for
estry, the summer school of arts and
sciences and the courses for teachers
These will bring the total up to about
4.0(i0. The faculty numbers about 420.
Substantial increases i in he freshman
classes of tiie academic and scientific
departments are recorded.
FROM TRAIN TO COURT
Pleads Guilty io Two Counts
and is Sentenced at Once
SENATOR BAILEY IN HIS OWN BEHALF
Makes Statement Answering
Enemies Who Oppose Reelection.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 2fi. Senator Jo
seph YV. Bailey made public last night
a statement in reply to the sharp crit
icism to which he has been subjected
since accused of having those relations
with Henry Clay Pierce, head of the
Waters-Pierce Oil company, which is
the southwestern branch of the Stand
ard Oil company. The senator declares
the attacks on him are made by a
group of "dissatisfied politicians." the
same men who opposed his election
to the Senate sis years ago, and are-
made to injure him in the estimation
of the country at large and to impair
his usefulness in the present campaign.
He says he won the democratic in
dorsement for reelectidh in the primar
ies and in the state convention in- the
fair contest before the people, and
Snllivnn Interview Kirfct.
"The first step in this campaign of
malevolence and detraction was to
have a purported interview with Roger
Sullivan of Illinois assailing, me sent
broadcast over the country. Mr. Sul
livan promptly denounced that inter
view as a falsehood.
"The next step was to circulate the
falsehood that the Tennesse railroad
properties for which I am thrVattorney
belong to the Standard Oil company.
Some of the men who are circulating
that story know and all of them could
have learned with very little inquiry
that the Standard Oil company had no
Interest In or connection with these
properties, and that they were owned
by H. C. Pierce, J. C. Van Blarcon, W.
H. Tliompscn and many other leading
business men of St. Louis. I'accepted
the employment and performed exactly
the same kind of service that would
have been expected of any other re
putable lawyer. The employment was
a perfectly proper one, and such as
any reputable lawyer would have ac
cepted without the slightest hesita
'o Attempt to Concent.
"There never was the least attempt
to conceal my attorneyship for these
properties, nor was there the least
reason why it should be concealed.
The objection to my employment as
the attorney of those properties must
proceed upon the theory that a man in
public office has no right to pursue
any private business, and such a doc
trine) if applied to all men and all of
fiecrs. would reduce the public life of
this country to n point where only
rich men or rascals could afford to ac
cept an office."
CLASH WITH STUDENTS
Accused of Insulting Girls at Iowa
City Put Several Adversaries
Xowa City. Iowa. Sept. 20. The Mus
catine fire, company, which has been
spending the day here, and students
!n the State University of Iowa clash
ed last night, with the result that five
students are now reported in the uni
versity hospitals' seriously beaten up.
Members of the Muscatine company
have Insulted .university girls on the
streets all day. and the most serious
fights resulted from that cause. All of
the A-istors were drinking heavily dur
ing the day. .
Insurance Company Quits.
TChicago, Sept. 2C The Chicago Life
Insurance company has retired from
the insurance field. The business of
the corripany aggregating $6,000,000
life insurance 4n force was today re
insured in the Federal Life of Chicago.
Chicago. Sept. 2fi. Patii O. Stens
land. the fugitive bank president ar
rived in Chicago at S:5." today on the
Lake Shore road. He was taken im
mediately to the criminal court build
Rtensland was taken to the private
office of State's Attorney Healey and
the examination of documents and
forged notes found on his person when
captured in Tangier was hegun. The
general impression prevails Sfensland
was inclined to plead guilty to some
counts in the indictments in order to
commence serving as soon as possible
his sentence in the penitentiary.
Chicago. Sept. 21. Stensland plead
ed guilty to two indictments both
charging embezzlement. The maximum
penalty under the law is 14 years.
Judge Kersten sentenced him to an
indeterminate term in the Joliet penitentiary.
Stensland. in charge of Jailer Pit
man, ieit lor the Joliet penitentiary
Ailuiitn Only litrt.
New York, Sept. 2i' Paul O. Stens-
and. the self -confessed embezzler of
funds from the Milwaukee Avenue State
bank of Chicago, of which he was pres
ident, while on his way to Chicago, a
passenger on the -Twentieth Century
limited, said he is ready and willing
to admit his guilt, bur at the same time
determined to accuse others who, he
claims, were equally culpable for wreck
ing the institution with its attendant
losses of millions of dollars.
To Police Inspector McLaughlin
Rtensland said that all he got from
the bank was $roo,000. and that he did
not know what the other men received.
He said he had always hoped to pay
the money back.
CUBA WITHOUT A GOVERNMENT;
PALMA TO FORGE AMERICA'S HAND
President of Republic Declares Propositions Made Are Con
trary to His Judgment and Derogatory to the Dignity
of His Office and He Will Resign.
IN FULL CONTROL
Authorities Rule Absolutely
Atlanta and Conditions
BUSINESS BEING RESUMED
Leaders of Colored People Show Inclin
ation to Cooperate With the
Atlanta, Sept. 20. The race riot sit
nation is in absolute control of the
authorities this morning and business
has resumed normal conditions. The
citv schools are again open, and all
Would Clone Saloon.
Atlanta, Sept. 20. A gathering of
business and professional men yester
day called for vigorous action by the
city executive authorities regarding the
negro dives and saloons. Resolutions
demanded that these places be closed
and kept closed perpetually.
In these demands leading negro cler
gymen of the city unite, promising their
support of all measures for the com
mon good and their influence witTi their
own people. They asked protection of
Ihe authorities for the innocent of their
own race as well as for those of the
whites. They were given a vote of
thanks for the stand they had taken.
1jv and Order Meeting.
A law and order masa meeting was
held in the afternoon attend i. by rep
resentative people or notn ra;.es. Fully
$:i00 was raised for the benefit of vic
tims of rnob violence and a committee
named to push . relief .work. . .Resolu
tions ;were adopted setting .forth the
events of the past, week and. denounc
ing with equal emphasis the crimes
which-led to the riota and the killing
and injuring of . innocent, persons by
rioters and demanding . the. rigid en
forcement of law. and immediate pun
ishment of all guilty, persons.
WRECK OFFICER'S HOME
Second Bomb Throwing at Helsingfors
Causes No Loss of Life.
Helsingfors. Sept. 20. A second
bomb was thrown during the night t tions. There will be no strike
Havana, Sept. 20. nba is today
practically without a government and
the landing of the American forces to
restore order in the island is believed
to be 'the necessary outcome. The
moderate party last night decided to
abdicate everything in the nature of
national, provincial and municipal gov
ernment and thus force the hands of
the American peace commissioners
and compel United States intervention
I'nlniu Deeply Cirleved.
resident Palma remained in his pri
vate apartments all morning. Ho per
mits no opportunity to interview him
or communicate with him by messages.
His associates say he is deeply grieved
at the outcome of the revolution, and
there are rumors he is reconsidering
his intention to resign. Nothing, how
ever, has developed in substantiation
of the report.
Send Another Me.s.ii;i'.
Havana, Sept. 20. A communication
from Taft and Hacon was taken to the
palace shortly after noon. It is under
stood to contain an urgent appeal to
the patriotism of Palma to reconsider
his resignation and cooperate with the
American peace commissioners. Many
code cable messages are being exchang
ed between Roosevelt and Taft.
Text of I'liliun'M Letter.
Havana, Sept. 20. Following is the
lext of President Palma's letter of yes
terday to the American peace commis
sioners!, announcing he intends to re
sign the presidency and refusing peace
terms offered him:
"Honorable Sirs: I have the honor
to acknowledge receipt of your note of
me L'jin, in wnicn you express in a
general way your opinions and imints
of view, according to your own per
sonal investigation of the cause of the
present, rebellion in Cuba. Its status and
the means to finish it in order to re
establish peace and order and public
quiet in the country.
Contrary to Dlittiily.
"It is my only purpose, in courteous
ly replying to your note, to repeat her-1
in brief what I expressed in the con
ference you kindly had with me last
night, namely, that I consider the con
ditions you understand to be necessary
for the rebels to lay down their arms
contrary to my personal dignity and
the prestige of the povernment over
which I preside, and that I have accord
ingly taken an Irrevocable decision to
present to congress my resignation of
tJ1? office to which I was appointed by
tne will of the Cuban people at the las;
Deefde to Itentirn.
Havana. Sept. 2G. At the close of
a meeting of ,r0 moderate leaders last
evening it was announced President
Palma. Vice President Mendez Capote
and the moderate senators and repre
sentatives would all resign their of
fices, and that possibly President Pal
ma would call congress and place the
resignations in its hands.
t President Palma declined a request
of the Associated Press for an inter
view. Ir. is known, however, he con
templates a special session of con
gress to which he will send the resig
nations of himself and Mendez Capote.
ItooHevelt Cubic laliu Ajruin.
President Roosevelt has cabled Pal
ma appealing to the latter's patriotism
to accept the terms suggested by Sec
retaries Taft and Bacon as being the
only conditions under which calm poli
tical conditions could be restored.
The letter s nt by Taft and liacon
to Palma and the cabinet was lengthy
and carefully and diplomatically word
ed with the. intention of arousing the
Cuban president's cooperation in a set
tlement under the terms suggested,
through appeal to his patriotism. I
sides setting forth the terms of the
proposed agreement the commission
ers expressed the warmest apprecia
tion of Palma's well kneiwn life ambi
tion, that Cuba continue, an independ
ent republic and appealed to hint to do
all possible to aid the peace commis
sioners in carrying out tne task set
them by President Roosevelt.
Colonel Wsiller to f omnium!.
Washington, Sept. 2d. Colonel Li -
I let on Waller ef the marine? corps, who
is to direct the movements of till ma
rines in Cuba, was ordered today to
proceed at once from Norfolk to Ha
vana and make preparations for direct
ing the movements of the marines or-
lered to Cuba. All marines and officers
ordered to Cuba are expected to be at
he ports from which they are to sail
bv this evening.
Order tint I ..".(Ml Murine.
Washington. Sept. 2. Five hundred
marines from the Atlantic fleet sailed
last night on the battleships Indiana
and Kentucky from Provineetown.
Mass. Fight or nine hundred marines
will sail tomorrow from IJoston. Nor
folk, and the remainder of l..riiu will
probably have New Orleans for Ha
vana on the Morgan line steamer
scheduled to leave here Saturday. Order.-,
were first issued for ,)() ma
lices from various stations along the
Atlantic coast to proceed to Cuba, but
following dispatches from Secretary
Taft indicating that, he has little hope
of amicable settlement of trouble in
Cuba, oud additional marines from the
North Atlantic fleet were instructed to
prepaie for Cuban service.
'I'otnl Koree. 7.00O.
In addition to the marines there will
be 2.UU0 more blue jackets sent to Cu
ba. As there are now 1.200 marines in
Cuba and over S.000 blue jackets, when
the vessels sailing this week arrive
in Havana the United States will be
ready to land more than 7.000 men on
Cuban soil. The American warships
which will sail Thursday will be the
cruiser Brooklyn, battleship Texas and
the converted cruiser Prairie. The
Prairie will carry marines from Ports-
Wabash Train Running
70 Miles an Hour
STRIKES OPEN SWITCH
Four Killed and Two-Score In
jured in Disaster at
Catlin. 111 . Sept. 20 The Wabash
0 miles an hour,
open switch and
here early today,
killed and many
ilone escaped the
fast mail, running
dashed through an
into a freight train
Four persons were
injured. The diner
flames which followed the explosion of
gas tanks in the coaches.
I. lot or lien. I.
The dead ;ue: " r;
FNOINFFR JONAS lil'TLFH "
FIR KM AN WAI.TKR KLLISO.Y.
POSTAL CLICK K IRA HA RIM. N't I.
MAIL CLKRK C. H. KARNFS.
Forty-one jxople weie injured, most
ly concussions, cuts and burn. It Is
believed three or four of the 12 badly
burned children will die. All the in
jured wete taken to Danville.
Three passeng(rs are known to have
been killed, and several others are
Among the injured are:
K. L. J(ssnp, Catlin, rnafl clerk.
M. A. Sinks, Marion. 111.
Oeorge Ooilaman. Springfield. 111..
liilirig on freight train.
GOMPERS PAYS RESPECTS TO GANNON
against the residence of Captain Al
brecht, commander of police, following
the unsuccessful attempt made early
yesterday to blow up the police re
serve barracks. The captain's house
was wrecked, but there was no loss of
life. It Is thought the perpetrators of
the outrage were actuated by a spirit
of revenge for recent arrests of Fin
nish refugees in Stockholm.
BRIBERY CHARGES UPHELD
Editor McClure of Philadelphia Says
Mayor Weaver, Spoke Truth.
Philadelphia, Sept. 2G. Colonel Alex
ander K.. McClure. the veterar editor
and political leader, after a long con
ference with Mayor Weaver, declared
the charges of corruption at the city
party convention made by the mayor
were true. Mr. McClure said the
charges would be proved and that the
corruption at the conveniion was worse
than at any time under the old organ
ization. This statement has led to the
belief that Mayor Weaver has stronger
proof to submit to the investigating
committee than any he has yet" pre
Declares Speaker a Foe to La
bor and Will Make Fight
NOT GO ON A STRIKE
Construction of Objectionable Rules
Altered as Result of a Conference.
Chicago, Sept. 26. As the result of
a conference held between General
Superintendent Nally and employes of
the Postal Telegraph & Cable company
an understanding has been reached
relative to the construction : and en
forcement of certain rules and regula-
Chicago, Sept. 2P. Samuel Gompers.
president of the American Federation
of Iabor, arrived in Chicago yesterday
and paid his respects politically to
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon. While
plans for a labor invasion of Cannon's
district have not definitely bec-n ar
ranged it is probable that they will he
before President Gompers leaves the
city, and that he. assisted by John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Workers, will , take the stump in the
Eighteenth congressional district in an
effort to defeat "Uncle Joe."
(Kimprm Seorea ('iinniin.
"While we have not yet made defi
nite plans to oppose Speaker Cannon,
there is every reason why we should
make thenO' said Mr. Gompers. "Mr.
Cannon has the faculty of posing as a
good fellow among his associates. He
has antagonized every effort of .labor
to secure its rights. On the judiciary
committee, the merchant marine and
fisheries committee, and in every other
way possible, he has opposed the inter
ests of labor and of the common peo
ple. He antagonized President Roose
velt on the pure food law and the meat
inspection law, and compelled the pres
ident to accept amended laws that did
not meet with the approval of the ex
ecutive." Mitchell Mny Tnke ' St liiiioV " ' '. "
"Will John-Mitchell take the stump
against Cannon?" was asked.
"I "cannot say at this time. I am not
sure that I shall take the stump against
him myself. Mr. Mitchell asked to be
assigned to make some political
speeches along with me, and it Is prob
able that we both may go into Cannon'
stock rai.- r,
George Morrow, colored porter.
I). Hughes, freight hrakeman stand
ing on ihe switch in th- path of the
deflected passt-ngcr liain. serious.
lk'ft Cain. Kansas City.
Frank J. Rickford. llill.-boro Rridge
N. I i.
Mi. Wiliiam Hurdle, .Manila, Okla.
Clet us Chnnan. Mrs. .1. Clennan. Pe
troit. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Senger. Philadel
phia. Mrs. Fred Seebaum. Kansas City.
Mrs. Luther Shoemaker, Spencer
ville. Ind., seriously.
Arthur Shoemaker. " months old,
Mrs. Dolly Waldsman. three chil
dren. Guelph. Out.
Mrs. Nellie Livingston and four chil
dren. Huffalo, N. Y., all badly burned,
but will recover.
W. A. Hutler, Fort Wayne. Ind.
Josiah Laney, Renefrow, Okla.
Vivian Dick. 2 years old, Montmo
rency. C. L. Flowers, postal clerk. Litch
Mrs. Dora Stockman, Montmorency.
Carrie Holier, Montmorency.
George H. Yeagy and wife, Coving
Resides these are about twelve pas
sengers in the dining car taken to De
catur where they are being cared for.
I..e All f lotltlnK.
The train consisted of the engine,
smoker, baggage car, two Pullmans,
one chair car and diner. AH but the
diner burned. Nearly everyone lost alt
clothing except their night wear. Farm
ers took care of the wounded and pro
vided them with what clothing they
llodfeM I'a rt In 1 1 r. 'onaaitiiel.
Danville, III., Sept. 2C. Thirty-seven
of the injured in the Catlin wreck were
brought here and placed in hospitals.
Several will probably die. The hod lex
of the dead engineer and fireman nun
postal clerk were partially consumed
by the flames.
Wlre Were Down.
A carload of paint attached to the
freight train burned and It is believed
George Godaman was burned to death.
A telegraph polo .burned, which crip
pled the tdegraph service and delajed
Mail Clerk Harding was pinioned be
neath the mail car. He was roasted to
death before he could be cut out.
mouth. New York, Roston and New
port. On the Rrooklyn and Texas
will be niaihies fr oni the New York
navy yard. Li ague island. Port Royal,
Annapolis, Washington. Norfolk and
TranMoorfa In (nnimlanlon.
Oyster. Ray. Sept. 2d Plans for the
transfer of troops to Cuba in the event
of the failure of Secretary Taft's mis
sion have been completed. The final
step was taken according tr an an
nouncement made here last night,
when the transport steamer, Sumner,
now lying at the New York navy yard
was put in commission. The Sumner
's in readiness for the immedlato em
barkation of troops. Negotiation al
ready are under way for the acquisi
tion of merchant steamers to be used