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money from O'Neill. Commissioner Murphy, with rvvery looking on. said: "Do you want to tell me his name?" "No. sir." said O'Neill, firmly and respectfully. looking straight at the Commissioner. "I don't think so." Murphy twisted uneasily. Devery glared tiungrlly. ••Well." said Commissioner Murphy, 'what have you to say?" • O-Neill threw back his head, looked Devery In the eye. and. handing his certificate of two years' honorable service In the United States Army toward Murphy, said: "I think. Commissioner, that that will speak for itself, and show how far 1 may be trusted." DEVERY WAS WORSTED. Deputy Commissioner Devery apparently did < not sleep well on Thursday night. When he discovered that In his tussle with O'Neill it was not O'Neill who came out second best, he sum moned the patrolman to appear before him ••forthwith" at headquarters yesterday morning. O'Neill reported there in full uniform, and was perved with a notice to report to Commissioner Murphy. Half an hour later the newspaper men discovered O'Neill In Commissioner Murphy's office with Devery at Murphy's right. Murphy said to the reporters: "O'Neill has made a statement, and I am golnE to make it public. But there are two questions that I want to ask him now In your hearing, which won't appear on this paper. You can hear what he says." Then, turning to O'Neill. Murphy put the following questions. Deputy Commissioner Devery. holding both arms of the chair in which he was seated, leaning forward so that he could look O'Neill in the eye: "Have you ever been asked by Deputy Com missioner Devery for moneys for transfers?" "No." replied O'Neill. "Did you ever know or hear of anybody that I- scry asked for money for making transfers?" "No," replied O'Neill. Then Deputy Commissioner Devery took a hand in the questioning. "Did you ever hear of me shaking anybody flown?" he demanded. O'Neill had answered the Commissioner in a fubdued manner. He answered the Deputy Commissioner in about the e«me tone of voice, but there was a gleam in his eye. the same as there was when he defied him as trial judge. O'NEILL. DOES NOT WAVER. "No, but I have had people come to me to shake me down." he replied. "Did you ever approach me in any shape or form?" asked the Deputy Commissioner. "I came to you and asked you to transfer me," relied O'Neill. "Who is the man who tried to shake you down?"' demanded Devery. "He is a police officer." "Who is heT* "I won't ten you." retorted O'Neill. "Do you stand for all the statements that the k newspapers make this morning about me trying 1 to 6hake you down?" demanded Devery. * "I can't help what the newspapers say," re plied O'Neill. ' Have you ever heard that I shook down po licemen?" "No, I have never heard that." "Well, why did you make any such statements as you did yesterday?" "Because I was approached and was asked j for money for a transfer." "From whom were you approached?" ( "I don't know where it went to." "I want the press to know that you won't tell who this man was that approached you. You , »re in duty bound to let us know this, and you won't." O'Neill made no answer to this. MURPHY IS SURPRISED. Devery had finished his questioning and Com- j missioner Murphy made a sign to O'Neill to leave the room. The commissioner then gave Dut a copy of the examination of O'Neill, which he had held in his hand until this time. The more important questions and answers follow: Q.— Now. I don't want to know anything you |sj • want m tell me— needn't say a word if you don't want to— nor do I want to know what fou said yesterday to the District Attorney; but I want you to know that I would not allow any soldier to I* taken fidvantaße of. Is it true that you -were asked for money? A.— YeR, sir. How lone aco"» Two years ago. Q— Not since my administration? A.— No, sir. q._Do yon want to make a chars" against the man who -.-,1 you for the money? -I don't care la There were only two of us, and his word is as pood as mine. Q.— That's the request was made to you? A.— Yes. sir. For $123. I had some summer clothes which con $75. that have been kept from me ever rincc. Q.— Another thing I want to know is. were you . asked for money for the three platoon system? This statement api>ears In the papers as having 1 .-. ; uttered by you. A.— No. Kir. 1 sever paid a cent in my life for a transfer or anything else In that line, but 1 have been asked for money, but not for toe three platoon system. Q.— l am very glad to hear you say it. Now I . war.l to cay this: you Khali not be injured, and you will not be transferred away from home again, and if anybody attempts it. let me know, -either in writing or in person. I may be too busy to see you, but if I am too busy to see you, you can write me a Jotter and lay it before me. Now. unless you have pome s-jj,gestion to make, that Is all I want to ray to you. a.— You transferred me to Tremont. Q.— l? 1 transferred you to Tremont? A.— Yes, Coeeml«stlon*r, at my own request. I came to sou and asked you to transfer me to that precinct, and In a very short time I was retransf erred. Cj — Why did you not come to me the second time? A.-Well. Q.— «'.!'• Because 1 would have been re transferretl azain to some other post. Then yes terday nmrniiiir th»-r«- were chars* s trumped up against me. and Q.— Now. why didn't you come to me as you did yesterday morning, and tittk me to be transferred? I would hnve done it as ] did then. Didn't you no ¦ on duty In your new post last nijrht? a.— No. sir. I toured the Twenty-fourth Precinct last night. Q.— What? You weren't transferred last night? A.— No. sir. DEVERY HELD IT UP. This surprised Murphy, Inspector Cortright, when seen, said he had not been ordered to transfer O'Neill. It seems the order of the trans far got as far as Devery's office, where it was ONHER FEET AH day long and racking with pain from her head to her heels. That is what many a self-supporting girl must experience. On those days each month, when in other circumstances the would go to bed, she must still be at the desk or counter and struggle through the day as best she may. Backache, headache, and other pains caused by wom anly diseases are perfectly cured by Dr. Pierre's Favor ite Prescription. It cures the cause of these pains. It es tablishes regularity, dries en feebling drains, heals inflam mation and ulceration and cures female weakness. // mat' weak women < tying and sick women well. PAIN ALL GOME, ••I have take* your mraJds* with the arsiHrt Mtisfaciion," writes Mr*. Geori's Uiehl. of Lock port Station, WrkttaoreUnd Co., renna. "Your •Favorite Preiscrip tios' iuk cured me of utrrioe Irou - that I tuflrrrd from for fifteen yara, and j#»lnful monthly trouble*. I can honestly »*y 1 can work • whcl« : flay *nd not get tired. «nd before Uldnr Or. Fff T^t*™* l -lwB J p> fcU'.tb^d. My pala i* .11 gone £ .} ' e * l »l ik 'i." new J*T»oii. I .uffrrrd with hra«i«ch* all tMe t.nae, but b»*e no hptfUche now rfrice tslrinir your med irin«. I have Wn cured of troubles Out I .uffcrcd from for 11 "' •¦'*¦* «cd the **•' doctor in the Mate could not cure me." . .^. %_% _ Dr. Pierce Common Sense Medical Adviser, in paper covers, is sent frt* on receipt of a I one-cent •tamps to pay expense of mailing only. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. V. "fliwed." r>i>v.ry said that he would prefer a complaint of insubordination against O'Neill. CALLAN GOES SCOT FREE. CHARGES AGAINST THE POLICEMAN WOO BRUTALLY ASSAULTED A . SOLDIER DISMISSED BY YORK. Disappointed at his attempts to get Justice from Deputy Police Commissioner York. Captain Michael P. O'Rourke. who was brutally assaulted by Patrolman Nicholas F. Callan on the morn- Ins of March 12, will in all probability take his case against the policeman into the courts. It was not until fourteen weeks and two days had elapsed that Deputy Commissioner York yester day announced that he had dismissed the charge against Callan. Some powerful and hidden influence seemed to have been behind the accused ofllcer, as he boasted from the first of his ability to pet an acquittal. Mr. York was not any too anxious to make known his decision, as he repeatedly refused to announce it. Yes terday, when Captain O'Rourke called upon Mr. York and asked if any judgment had been reached, the Deputy Commissioner paid curtly: "I have dismissed the complaint," and then turned on his heel and walked away. The story of Callan's assault as told by O'Rourke shows it to have been one of the moat outrageous of many police outrages. Callan. who was formerly a prizefighter, is said to be a personal friend of Inspector McLaughlin. the uniformed head of the force in Brooklyn and Queens. He is connected with the Grand-aye. station. On the night of the assault O'Rourke had been to the theatre, and afterward went to dinner with several friends in Bedford-aye. About 3 o'clock in the morning he left his friends in front of the Union League Club. Ten minutes later, opposite his home. No. J>S7 Bergen-st., O'Rourke pasted Callan. The latter was with a woman, and addressed O'Rourke, paying: "What in are you looking at?" A moment later O'Rourke was struck a blow under the Jaw by the policeman's night stick. This was followed by a blow on the side of the jaw. The patrol wagon was called, and O'Rourke was carried to the station, where a charge of intoxication was made against him. Sergeant Gregory ordered him locked up In pplte of his pleas for medical attendance. At 5 o'clock the sergeant became alarmed and had the injured man removed to the Seney Hospital. It was seven weeks before O'Rourke left the hospital. Charges were preferred against Callan, and he was placed on trial on May 21. He admitted having arrested O'Rourke. who, he uaid, was Intoxicated. The assault, however, he denied, and he declared that O'Rourke had been in jured by falling. Ambulance Surgeon Dancy. of the Beney Hospital, testified that ORourkes jaw could not have been broken as it was by a fall. Two witnesses testified that they saw the policeman strike O'Rourke. At the end or a three days' hearing Mr. York reserved his decision. Six weeks later the de cision was still reserved. Captain O'Rourke. who was an orficer in the 47th New-York Vol unteers and the Hubbell Command of Spanish War Veterans, asked Mr. York to render a decision. He continued to hold it up. Mean while the powerful police influence was working in Callan's behalf. Captain O'Rourke 6aid yesterday: The decision is jus" what I have been expecting for weeks past. Callan boasted at the outset that he v-ould never be punished. He knew what he was talking about; hi- knew his man. York. In bringing the charge against Callan I Was not actuated by hatred or a spirit of revenue i thought it was my duty as a citizen to brim; him to justice, so as to .1-ter him and other policemen from repeating hi* brutal action. An effort ha« been made to make it appear that I and my friends had brought the Influence of the Masonic fraternity to bear in hi - case. 1 am a member of half a dozen organizations", but I never asked a member of ary of th. in to open his mouth or write a line nj.-Hi-.-t Callan. I never thought it was aeceeearjr for en American citizen to exert fraternal or other outside influence in order to obtain Justice from a public official, sworn to pro tect his fellow citizens from injury, personal mil otherwise. Callan has admitted to hi« friend* In the Ninth Ward that he struck me. This i* common talk In that section. Ever since the trouble began be has been laughing In his sleeve at the Idee of bring ing charKes againM him. He knew Mr. York and the Influences controlling him. Now it is that I realize my error in brinsrin»r my case before Mr. York. who apparently cannot rise above the level of ward politic!". I should have known better th.-m to trust to mm whose continuance in ofli •¦ is a menace to the public welfare. This rase la Dot settled, and will not be until it is settled In accord ance with the dictates of Justice. Deputy Commissioner York refused last night to discuss the case, as he has done repeatedly. Be said that he had dismissed the charges two weeks ago, but did not say why he had neglected to announce his decision. "Deputy Commissioner York would have dis missed Callan from the force at once." said a man familiar with Democratic politics last night, "if It were not for the fact that he hopes to run for county judge this fall. He is doing everything to curry favor with the police in order to have their support." POLICE WITNESSES COWED. SUGGESTION THAT BUSINESS MKN PUT A LITTLE OOUBAGE INTO THOSE WILLING TO TESTIFY. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: It is always exasperating to know nil about a thing anil 10 he unable to prove it. That is the present situation of the New-York public at this moment with regard to the police force. There Is not a man. woman, boy or girl In the five boroughs of this city to-day who is not morally convinced that th«? fabric of the Police Department is a mass of corruption from the ground up. The members of It who are got d and efficient and untainted lire few. though they doubtless exist: those who would like, to be to are doubtless many; tho»e who want to be corrupt, who expect to make their living by being corrupt, who are In the department for the purpose of being corrupt, are enough to give the character to the whole force. Nobody doubts this; everybody know* it. The difficulty is to prove it. Everybody who known the truth "In a manner acceptable to a court of lav* Is in one way or an other interested In keeping it a 'secret, or would place himself In come *ort of danger by telling It. The men who hold the lowest positions In the force an used by those who hold the higher ones as tools for the extortion of money from persons engaged In fonif- form of law breaking or In the promotion of some form of vice. None of the ex tortioners, principals or tools, want to expose the system on the witness stand, and the victims of it cannot do so without confessing their own law breaking. The subordinate extortioners are them-, pelves the victims of the greed of their superiors, who compel contributions from them as the price of the tenure of their places and of Immunity from punishments for real or pretended offences. Many of these subordinates— very likely the most of them— prefer to be. honest and fair In all their dealings with their superiors and with the public, but the system m all. around them, their fellows are practising It and they must practise it themselves or lose hard won places, run the risk of difficulties In providing for their families, and probably 'subject themselves to future persecution if they dare to remain In New-York City, even If they Reek livings outside the Police Department. Patrolman O'X*-1U did not enunciate any great new truth to th«« citizens of New-York when he got sick and disheartened with the whole corruption mill and stood Of on his two feet and denounced and defied one of its chief operators. The only «ur prldng thing was that here at last was a man ready to say what everybody already knew. But even upon O'Neill the effort will I* made to place the discrediting stigma of a spite to avenge and a grudge to serve, and his testimony. It It is unsup ported, will be but the testimony of one man against many who will be interested In confusing; and disestablishing what he says. What Is needed Is credible witnesses to prove what all know— who have no vengeance to j CATEHPILIiARS. lint. lt. of the <1l»i«u rrrii |imt ¦will- li la ravaging; thin city at iire»- I • nt. M.i: THE SI.MIAI TRIBC.M2 I . TO-MORIIOW. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. AUGUST :U. 1001. seek, no profit to pursue, no loss to fear. And how can a policeman be in this position? A policeman could he Fuch a witness If it were beyond the power of his superiors ;o harm him. In case they remained In office, or while they remained in office, an.l he could be placed beyond their power of harm if pome few men of means and right desires should choose to place him so. A few such public spirited men could easily raise a fund sufficient to guarantee the Immunity of witnesses and their families, both materially and legally, in case of any effort to in jure them on the part of their superiors of the Police Department. These witnesses would have no Interest In bearing false testimony merely for the sake of the support which they would gain from such a fund, because they would get no more from it than they now re ceive as members of th.- police force, and the use of this means for the payment of private grudges could be guarded against by insistence on the evl d'-nce of two witnesses to the same overt act. The plan would nt least remove one of the worst ob stacles to any Investigation of police methods, the positive and often overwhelming danger which hangs over any one who knows the facts at first hand and dares to tell them. N. P. C. New-York, Aug. 30, 1901. DIAMOND FORCED TO PLEAD. IIERLTTIY INDICTMENT DISMISSED ON A TECHNICALITY, WITH LEAVE TO REBTJBMI? CASE TO GRAND .IT'lfY. Police Captain Thomas J. Diamond, Serjeant John H. Shells and Edward O. Glennon and John Dwyar, wardmen, .'ill pleaded not guilty before Ro c-order Ooff yesterday to the Indictments severally charging them with neglect of official duty. Recorder Uoff upheld the demurrer to «he indlct mt nt In the case of Captain John D. Herllhy, with the under.-nandiiip that the ea*e may be resuh mitted to the grand jury. In the case of Captain Diamond a demurrer to the Indictment was .lisaliowed, but a motion to In spect the minutes of the grand jury was granted. In the cases of Shells. Glennon and Dwyei a de murrer to the indictment was disallowed. Counsel for Captain llerlihy had contended that the Indictment contained 110 specification? of disor derly houses, and that If the case waa called for trial each specification must be proven. It was on this ground that the demurrer was sustained and the Indictment dismissed. In the case of Captain Diamond Recorder Ooff paid: "I am satisfied thai ;my Justice who stayed the proceednf,-? did so without Jurisdiction. Justice Dykman was without power to make that order. Justice (.Icßerlch has vacated the oriler. and has left the way open and there Is no obstacle In th" Way of proceeding with the rase. I deny the mo tion to illsmiss the imlli-.meni mid grant the motion to inspect the minutes nf the gran.l Jury. In grant ing the motion to inspp.-t the minutes of the grand jury I do so with the under^tandiiiK thut there shall be no dilatory motion or 'notions following this In tipectlon " A new demurrer was then interposed, whi.-h in some respecta was the same as that pre sented in the case of Captain Herllhy. Recorder <;off disallowed this. Diamond was then cnllc-d to the bar. nn.l pleaded not gui'tv. Deputy Assistant District Attorney O;inc. referring to the quashing of the Herllhy Indictment, said: "Of oours.'. it is a prcif disappointment to us to have thin Indictment dismissed The question with this onVe is now whether to appeal from the ruling of the Recorder or to restilimtt the case to the grand jury. As the dismissal was on purely tech nical grounds, either course la open to us." CHICAGO POLICE TO BK WELL TROBKn. Chicago, Aug. 30— President Llndblom of the Civil Bar TICS Commission announces that a sweep- Ing Investigation of the detective bureau will d« begun about September 13. To-day Detectives John J. Tracy and John C. Cramer, accused with I.in'; tenant Peter J. Joyce of having collected ITS *) from the State by mean» of the fraudulent Liirkm ex pense account, are on trial. To-morrow the decision in these esses, as well us th* verdict as to the jftillt or Innocence of Lieutenant Joyce, will l>e announced by the commission. In response to an Inquiry President Llndhlorn said thai these trials are only the first step hi a thorough inquiry Into the character and efficiency of the entire detective department. DEVERY A GENTLEMAN. A CLERGYMAN SPRINGS TO THE DEFENCE OF THE MALIGNED CHIEF. From The Ptsmlc Dally News t Th« nn * v - Jam?R Blewett. a chaplain on Ward's Island, In the Kant Rivi r. where the insane poor of New-York City are kept, wan In town th« ofrter day. Mr. lilewett use«l 10 live in Pasaalc, and ha* •' little property .'•< re which dem.-mdM .i.-raslonal at tention. He Mi on i:i.ickw«irt( IvMr..!, wherethe petty prisoner? are kept, for eithtecn years hul was transferred to Ward's Island recently Mr. Wewett was miking to his ¦•Id frlen.l < hl»f of Police Hondry when it "News" reporter hn;< pened alonff. The ,hl. f was saying thai he a.l mirei Deputy Commissioner !••¦•,• ¦. for the way he held up his head when tho toniHh.iwks •**/¦ fly ln«c around him. "If the newspapers pour me the way the) do Devery' said the rbJef. '1 >l re >lpn in a week. Do ¦ -i know Derery?" "1 have known him fur years." said Mr. lewett. "I consider him a pentlrmiin. He Is n ourerh jx-Ilce ofn<er. I live not far away from him In Twentieth st. He liven In Eighteenth «• lam In the precinct mre •.. used to !>e wardman snd r..|>f»ir. When be was wardinnn there used to ho complaint al»out disorderly house* It -iv block. an<l h<« i«[>. Nt three nithtK on., In my info wnt'-hitij; n house JuM nrroMs the ..... looking to :• - what went on there. When he wn* pi tin he \\:<\- JuM th<» same way, always on the outlook to gtre the public proper pro. ¦ don." "Yon don't mean what Is known as 'police pro tection'?" said the chief. "That Is something 1 know nothing about. I have heard .i good many hard things said ntmut Devery, but, as far as my observation «'»-!«, h#> is a good ofllcer. Men sometimes are compel lei to ( lo things which they don't like to da beeau • If they don't obey orders somebody else will be found who will. That's something I don't know about But i.« far «•< I know Devery, be in a Rood officer ami a gentleman " This remarkable tribute from a clergyman must be ranked ns one of the mo.m surprising things tver said about Devery. RACK CLASH FEARED IX TEXAS. LYNCHING PARTY HUNTING NEGRO ALL BLACKS ORDERED PROM TOWN. Dallas, Tex., Ant. M. Possei .ire scouring Collln, Delias. Hunt and Denton countle? for , who last Hlghl broke Into the home . Bhackleford, a wi,n. resident of McKlnnej a desperate struggle. In whi.-h she was ¦• r\^ snd bruised. Mrs Hhackl.'f.rd drovi of! her aseailant. Posses were si once formed to th»- negro, but *<> far be h.ts evaded hla d All th. negroes In McKlnney hay, boen ordered to 1.,1-v. town and .t serious conflici 1^ i..m | PREY ESCAPES MISSOURI MOBS. Kansas City. Mo., Aug. 30. -At mcd men to-day renewed the starch, forty miles south of Kansas City, for "Boasts" Francis, the alleged murderer of Miss Mary Henderson, of Columbus. Mo. it is now believed that Francis hns escaped but how he got away is a matter Of conjecture. WOMAN, A COXrBDEMATE OFFICES, DEAD HELD HANK OF LIEUTENANT IN SOUTHERN ARMY, SERVING IN PASSPORT OFFICE. Inv TBuronArit to Tin: tribune.] New-Orleans, Aug. M. Mrs. Louis A. Adam, who died In New-Orleans last night, was a duly commis sioned lieutenant in the Confederate Army, and since the war had been a prominent figure in all Confederate movements nnd president of half a dozen associations and societies for Confederate memorial work. Mrs. Adam was born in England, but came to America in early womanhood and married L a. Adam in New-Orleans. On the outbreak of the war Adam entered th* Washington Artillery in New-Orleans, and Mrs. Adam went Into the tailor shops to help clothe the soldiers. When General Butler took charge of New-Orleans Mrs. Adam was among those expelled because she refused to swear allegiance to the United States. «nd she made her way to the centre of the conflict, Rich mond. There she secured employment In the pass port department of the Confederate government, ami was commissioned a lieutenant, with full pay' and served to the fall of the Confederacy. As soon as peae* was declared Mis. Adam returned to New- Orleans, and entered actively into the work of making clothes to cover the needy ex-Confeder ates. A RECORD UHII'MKST OF POTATOES. FORTT CARLOADS HOUND HASTWARD FROM ¦ CALIFORNIA. Stockton. Cal., Aug. 30— special train of about forty carloads of potatoes will leave here to-day for the Middle and Southern States. The potatoes are raised on the river islands west of this city and towed her« on barges. The demand for pota toes, onions and cabbages throughout the Middle States Is large, owing to the drouth, and hundreds of carloads will be sent there from Stockton this year. Local dealers are paying from 11 £0 to $1 >,•> a hundred pounds for potatoes on the river . bank. To-day's shipment is the largest single consign ment of potatoes ever sent out of the State. COLER MUST SPEAK UP. < ouilniieU from flr»t pnice. general offices on the anti-Tammany ticket this fall, are under a solemn pledge of secrecy. This fact made it difficult yesterday to secure any corroboration for stories concerning their de liberations at the Citizens Union headquarters on Thursday night, when they talked of candi dates. Prom the best information obtainable yesterday, the committee of twelve's tentative Itet for mayoralty candidates is as follows: OEOROB KOSTKH PEABOOY. Independent Democrat, Brooklyn. OEOROE L. RIVES, Independent Democrat, Manhattan. JOHN DR WITT \V\RXER. Independent Dera ocrnt, Manhatinn. F. NORTON GODDARD, Independent Repub lican. Manhattan. 3ETH LOW, Independent Republican, Manhat tan. P.IHD S. COI.ER. Regular Democrat, Brooklyn. "It certainly would be highly improper tr> take the newspapers Into our confidence before we re ported to the Committee of One Hundred," said Colonel Willis L. Oprden yesterday, when rr queated to confirm the list of names submitted to him hy The Tribune reporter. "We shall do our best to keep secret the personnel of the list until the meeting of the Committee of One Hun dred on the night of Wednecsday, September 4." An Interesting story was circulated yesterday concerning tlu- placing of Controller Co'.pr's name in the list. Mr. Coler tins thr.^e ttdmirer* In the committee of twelve. They are Samuel Seahui-y, at J Flaherty and. A. J. Roulton. Mr. Flaherty said yesterday thHt it had been learned definitely that Controller Coler would not accept a Tammany nomination, even If it were ottered to him without pledges. In connection with this, it was said last nrfeht that it was nn account of representations made to the other members of the committee of twelve that Mr. Coler's name was Included in the list of six. In Brooklyn yesterday it was snld that Mr. Flaherty and his associates had been badly fooled if they had made any such representa tions, as Controller Coler's most Intimate polit ical associates In Brooklyn were' booming him for the Tammany nomination. This course was decided on more than a week ago. and waa re ferred to by The Tribune at the time. The Brooklyn machine men have every resson iti the world for wanting; Coler. They are reason ably Ftire to lose their county ticket In Novem ber, and that Is a serious matter to them. With a Brooklyn favorite on the head ol the ticket they would make a hopeful fight. TILPEX CLUB JOnVl CONFERENCE. The Tilden Club has appointed Henry I>. Hotch k\*<>, nohert X DowUnß. J.imrs R. Klv. William A llnrher md ''JeorKe A. lloaney a committee to join with the other antl-Tammnny ortMniMf lon<: In the conferences for the selection «>f a union ticket. The Tlklen Club wag or^anlzfl ahout slx months igo, snd l« buildlns; a lIMKOOO clubhouse In Broadway, between Seventy-fourth and S<v»>nty-tifth m'.^., which it expects to occupy In the fall. SEVENTEEN KILLED. DISASTROUS WRECK SAID TO HAVE OC CURRED ON THE GREAT NORTH " VMS RAILROAD. Spokane, "Wash.. Ant? 'JO. - It Is reported here that a disastrous wreck occurred to-night on the Great Northern, forty miles east of Kalis pell. Mont. Seventeen people are reported killed. OXE 810 STEAL; 7///.V HF HONEST. COMMENT OF VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION MEMBER ON SUF FRAGE SENTIMENT. TUT TF!.F';«»ril TO raa TRIDCXCj P'lffo'.k. Va.. At!*:. ¦¦ The Idea of many mem bers of tho constitutional convention mintage com mlttr« in • make one his? «»>,t! and then be hon «*t." naid I»r. Thomas H. R.irnen thin fvenlng. It Barne* himself Ij> n m«nl<T of th»» committee, nil.! for pryeral ilayn has been actlnK chairman. Senator Daniel l-elriK on the floor .-..Mre-slnß th* committee. The m^intiiK of the remark Is that it ts propose. l to disfranchise negroes without disturbing tho White electorate. The knotty question which la de laying the committee '.+ one r.f detail Senator Daniel, who Is made more conservative by reason of bin ofliclHl connection* at Washington and his doubt about the adoption of the constitution un lern It be proclaimed, favors the payment of a <•;.;, lhttlon tax and the. preparation of the elector's ballot by hlms.Mf as requisites, but favors also ex • mi. ting soldiers and their sor.s and thoe who rnme under the "unlerfttandlnsr clause.*' The more radical faction of the committee advocates in ad dition to Daniel's restrictions the imposition of a property qualification, but exempting licensed per- K.-n.s. skilled lal»or*rs. soldiers and their descend ants. I>r. Rarnes s=ays there may be two Democratic re ports and one Republican report from the commit tee. Senator Daniel believes, in an] event, that the negro vote will be abridged materially, the extent depending only upon a question of expediency and getting the constitution adopted. He fears un favorable comment from Senate associates and ad verse Supreme Court decisions. I'/.oT TO KlLl, A BISHOP. ALLEGED CONSPIRACY AGAINST POLISH CATHOLIC PRELATE IN CHICAGO. ( hleaßo, Auk. Testimony disclosing an al leged plot to kill Bishop Anton Koslowskl of the Independent Polish Catholic Church was Intro duced to-day in the trial of five of the Bishops parishioners for alleged conspiracy to defame the character of the Bishop. H. ••windowskl. who has been employed as mart of i !;<¦ iiovi.ii ,i .,. , Un^ p he n ß^,p d % ff h a aoc^ '-;';•--•' hospital. He averred 'thai JM «,''>«' '?" t!l " bonu w wlth^he promise ° m more "*»»*>** LAMCHMOXrS &AYSEED DASCE. SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THE NOVEL E.VTEp . TAINMEXT ON TH SOUND. [ "' " the town clock struck 9 last night the hayseed orchestra In the ballroom of the Victoria Hotel, at Larchmont-bn-the-Sound, which had been transformed Into a veritable barn. struck up an old-fashioned shakedown. Pretty girls hi hayseed frocks, with ii..,' bib and tucker, odd-shaped bats and poke bonnets, and their escorts hi Reuben Jeans and straw In the mouth marched In, and the much talked of harvest dance was on, Everywhere about the hots) was the smell of hay and corn stalks while lbs rustic costumes added to the odd features of the occasion. The hotel from the out sioe presented a grotesque appearance, with pump. kin vines, cornstalks and sheaves of wheat en twined about the windows and verandas. Then there were Jack-o'-lanterns and Japanese lights. Previous to the dance there, were a number of bay parties, and the merry guests enjoyed the novelty of riding in a lumber wagon Ailed with straw. The hay seed costumes of the women were both pretty and odd. There were milkmaids, country lassies, farmers In blue Jeans, farmer boys In over alls and high boots, shepherds anil shepherdesses The order of dances opened with a "grand hayseed march," followed by Virginia reels, waltzes, qua drilles and polkas. The patronesses comprised Mrs. C. i; Johnson. Mrs. F. V. Alexander, Mrs. H. J. Rogers, Mrs. I*. L. mil. Mrs. I-. Bauer, Mrs. F. B. Taylor. Mr?. F. W. Kroehle. Mrs. Edward A. Ma her, Mrs. F. .i Primrose, Mrs. D. M. Mackaye, Mrs F. W. Sharp. Mrs. F. Gray. Mrs. George Beratnan, Mrs. J. H. Duffy. Mrs. J. H. Mannlgan, Mrs 8 Sterns. Mrs. Albert Freeman. Mrs. Joseph P I>n«er Mrs. C. A. Becker, Mrs. W. 11. Eaton. li' 7 Spans. Mrs. M. Marshall. Mrs A. I. Stad i.r Mrs. S. a. Ortmn, Mrs, D. P. lngraham and Mrs. W. I*. Lemmon. I I'M. I. EM3VATOBS. The elevntorn for King Edward** rnlnrr were m«t<l«- I" I 1 ''" •»•>• I There are other* In me In .\evr York lion»e» vrhlch equal them. SEE Till: SUNDAY TlllHl M-: TO MORROW. DID NOT ATTACK SCHLET. ADMIRAL HOWISON DENIES PUBLISHED STATEMENTS AND IS CONTINUED ON THE COURT OF INQUIRY. Washington, Aug. Acting Secretary Hackett to-day made public a letter from Rear-Admiral Howtsoa denying the authenticity of the interview attributed to him in which he Is made to comment adversely on Admiral Schley. The Acting Secretary has therefore continued Admiral Howlson as a member of the Schley court of Inquiry. leaving the court itself to determine any further question as to his competency. The letter is as follows: No. "2 Ashburton-ave.. Tonkers. N. V.. August 21. 19"I. Dear Sir: I have just returned to my home after a short visit to Saratoga and Lake George. Owing to my detail as a member of the court of inquiry ordered to meet on September 12 next. I find that many newspapers are giving me credit for having served my country in the United States Navy for nearly "mir a century with honor. I see also that I am thought to be objectionable as a member "of this court of inquiry. it beins stated that I pub licly expressed opinions on the conduct of the battle of Santiago while serving as commandant at the Boston Navy Yard, shortly after the result of that engagement was known. I believe the ser vice knows, as I do. that I do not attempt to make public, speeches, write for magazines or papers or make public utterances on naval or other subjects. It has been Impossible for me to avoid the visits and questions of representatives of newspapers while serving at important stations and at times when the navy has been so busily em ployed. At Mare Inland, during my long service there, particularly during the great railroad strike, the papers contained many statements said to hnve been obtained in my oSlee; most. If not all of these reports were harmless, readable articles on the operations of ..the several naval detach ments serving for . the preservation of law and order. I>uring my two years' service at the Boston sta tion there was seldom a day passed without receiv ing visits from the representatives of the several Boston papers, and during the Spanish-American War the navy yard there was seldom without newspaper reporters. I found them to he polite and gentlemanly at all times, and whatever in formation or news I could reasonably impart I gave them. I have often interpreted to a number of them the laws and regulations for the navy, by at tempting to answer questions relating to the duties and responsibilities of the several grades of offi cers throughout a fleet of vessels, from the com mander-ln-chief to the lowest rate among the crew. v ...:i the news of our navy's success at Manila and again at Santiago, reached Boston, the people there were not behind the rest of the United States in giving honor and praise to the r.avy and to the commanders-in-chief of the. fleets. The enthusiasm or the population in praise and honor for the offi cers and men engaged at Santiago lasted for some time, until later, when the troubles began as to where th.- credit and honors should en for th.' success of this engagement. It is no news to the navy to say thai where all do their duties the first honors for success go to th* officer in chief commanding. Censure for failure also belongs to him. This newspaper cutting in question contains a statement, In which it is said that I made a com part? ir. between Bchley ami Sampson unfavorable to S .:'¦>. The word "respected.* 1 as used by the reporter. Is seldom or ever employed by navy men in comparing th. qualities possessed by officers. and I am sure I could never ha' aid "'his as he reports, nor said that Srhle) had the reputation of bring nervous and hotheaded in the Naval Acad emy. One may say an ofßcer stands higher In his class, If true; ir:..ih- r may stand higher in scien tin.- attainments, while another lay le distin guished for eminent diplomatic and docla', ¦¦¦;ni ••¦¦•• while all )iTid<r discussion are of g**»d standing and proficient in their necetwary professional calling. I have no recollection of the gentleman repre senting "Th« Boston Record." and I do not ap prove of his public statement as mine. I cannot say that I have not discussed with acquaintances mntter--. published in the newspapers relating to our r. ivy's siteo*??. as we!! as the unfortunate ilis put* so widely commented on. There are f PW or no persons In the navy or in our country who have not dally discussed then« newspaper articles From the papers II appears that Admin! s has strong doubts as to mv fitness fairly to judtre this .is- with Admirals Dewey and Benhaia \-« It Is a case of i;; i v Import to those concerned and to the country. I am desirous of giving mv little help to clear away the troubles. The duties of members of courts martial and court's of Inquiry are not sought or desired by i' : ers While I feel hlchly honor.-; by the department's seWtlnn of myself for this duty. It is anything hut a pleanant tnsk to «it |r» Judgment on brother offi - ,- r -i How ever, the honor of the selection nor the unpleasant ness of court .luMes do not enter Into the reasons for my now wrltintr to say to you. personally thre.» things, v'.z : First— To reassure you th.nt lam not re-p->nslM« for it,,) did not (tiro out such an interview as M nlloKed-ln the dispatches from Boston ami a-« stated in th-- no whimpers to hive been mentioned by Ad miral Be hie vln n recent left to th» dr>pirtmenf Second -If. however, th ilerrirtment feels that the cause r.f the navy and of justice will be potter senreo by relieving me from duty on th" court, I nm llrely ready to »:*hilraw voluntarily, or to pnr«» th.^ depart ni^n r relieve nT> utinn its own Ini tin live Third If on the other h\nd. th.- department. Vnowlrcr ill the clrenmof.-inco?. rteslres that I sho'iM perform the duty. ! am entirely r»nilv t> perform It. and can. upon my conscience and oath. <1.» mv duty ns i memher of the court "without pnrtNlltr." as the law requires, yours sincerely nnd respectfully. HI. HOWISON. Ri ir \ "Ti'ri' Vnltod States Navy, Th» Hon. Prank W. Hackett, Washington, D. C. Acting Secretary Hackett replied t.i this letter as follows: (Personal.) Washington, Aurusl M MOt Dear Admiral: Your personal letter of Ctth de serves in Immediately reply. You say substantially that there la no foundation for the statements attributed to you as having been sef forth hi nn Interxiew afterward published in 'The Boston Recor.'" ant! lately made th* suh lecl of a communication fr^m Renr-Admlral Sehley to the d<*p.nrt menr. You evidently have re->d th« correspondence between the Admiral an.l the de partment as published las| week In the newspapers. The department, lei me assure you. his no pur pose of relieving you of <' H duty". It has Implicit confidence In your souse M justice and fairmind eilenss PhotiM the. couisel for Renr-Arimlrn! Bchlrv pro. ...... i in offer to th» court objection to you It will be for the i-ot:rt itself to rtecM* the question of your competency to sif ns n member. Were yon- letter ofn.-i.il. Ins'e.Tl of heine ¦asrer* personal. I should refer If to the Jurige-e.dvof»t* of tho court, to be I.iM before the court. T would lik* to know if ¦¦•¦> have any objection »o mv riving to the public v<>ur frank nn I manly letter, in th-» event flint It sh*M «e«»Tn ile-ilr.ible to .'o so. What you hive (id only confirms me hi the be lief that the denartment hn< been fortunate in se leotlnir you i« »he thirl member of the court Kindly accent the assuranre of my personal es teem. nnd believe me. «wir* truly. K RANK. W. It V C KTT. ri"i r . .\dmlrni H. L. Hrvwlaon. T\ S. N.. Yonkers S v Admiral Howlson consented •''it bis personal letter BhOUld be plven to the puMlc*. DISCUSSING NATURE OF TESTIMONY. "Washington. Aug. SOi— Commander Richard Waln« Wright, superintendent of the Naval Academy, came to Washington from Annapolis ¦ • -d.iv and spent some lime in conference with Captain T.emly advocate of the Schley court, in ref erence to the testimony to be K'v^n hy the com mander, who is one of the witnesses on the cov eroment'a list. Captain I.emly has Wen engaged It! this kind of work for the last week, laying the basis for the presentation of h!s case. Nothing has yet been beard by Acting Secretary Hackett from Captain Porsyth In answer to the department's letter asking nn explanation of his alleged Interview In relation to the Schley case. The Navy Department hn« succeeded by means of its notice to the press yesterday m finding Gus taf E. Ctaeson. who was the man at the wheel on the Texas In the battle of Santiago. Captain Lssaly to-day received a telephone message from a resident of this eltv. giving him Claeson's ad dress in the United States, which, however, was not made public. snii.KVS COUNSEL DISSATISFIED. THEIR OBJECTIONS to ADMIRAL HOWISOX NOT REMOVED BY HIS LETTER. Washington. Aupr. "".—The correspondence be tween Admiral UowlSOn and Acting Secretary Hackett was sent to Admiral Bcbley. who discussed It with his counsel Later the following announce ment Wai m < le: Admiral St hley's counsel are entirely dissatisfied with the position of Admiral Howtson as disclosed in his letter to Acting Secretary Haehett, made public to-day. The lawyers held that it is not a comprehensive denial of tie statements attributed to Admiral Will continue io c!o>e their store on Saturdays in September, as usual, at 12 o'clock, Noon. On other days, until September 14th, the store will continue to be opened at 8:30 A. M.. and closed at 5 P. A\. -on. nor, they -,&;¦„ does it sufficiently omaia»» ' nirals freedom from bias. It i 3i 3 D rnh«i :h 't T; - v l —t forth these objections in » ut? * to the Acting Secretary of the Navy " t:e * HELMSMAN CLAESEN FOUND. HE WILL ATTEND THE SCHLEY COURT 0? INQUIRY AND TELL ALL HE KNOWS OF THE SANTIAGO BATTLE. Gustaf E. Ciaesen. helmsman of the hatthsaja, Texas, an important witness for whom the i a J, advocate In the Schley inquiry has been lookin* was found in Brooklyn yesterday. '* Claeaen was 01. the Texas when she helped s'-V the Spanish fleet in Santiago Bay. He ts about thirty-five years old, tall and athletic. When learned that he was wanted he said that he wa ready to give whatever testimony he had. When seen by a Tribune reporter last night, he was oar tlclpatlng in a meeting of Gloucester Command* Naval Veterans, of which he U a member at BW 217 Court-st ' °- He said he expected to be called as a witness b«. fore the court of Inquiry, and firmly declined to speak of anything that might be the subject of in qulry before the court. " He spoke of the movements of the vessels esos. dally of the Texas, on the day of the battle and of his own Injuries received on the day preceding the engagement at Guantanamo. He was to th pilot house on that .Jay when the port batter!*! were trained on the fort at Guantanamo. He wa cut by flying glass and splinters, and the doctors ordered him below. Claesen thought he would hara time to reach the lower deck before the starboard batteries were brought Into action. The starboard guns were fired, however, before he got off tile deck, an.l when he w-»s within twelve feet of the muKle ot the 12-inch gun. The concussion threw him to the lower deck and ruptured the drum of his left ear. He gathered himself together and sat back to his station, where he remained until th« engagement closed. Referring to the movements of the squadron is July 3. Mr. Claesen said: Commodore Schley hoisted the signal. "Th« enemy is escaping." As soon as that signal was hauSJ down another was hoisted on the Brooklyn- *$£ regard all movements of the commander-uV-ch!er- : distance 9 anSWered by a " the snl P9P 9 within signal All the ships on the blockading line directed •>»• course toward the enemy. The Texas, the lowaaM enemy Ster "*** th<? Sr3t tO ° P^ n « re^ The movements of the ships are now history and of course. I cannot go into detail as to the move: ments of the Brooklyn. I have been watt!-" tr three years lor an opportunity of telling all I know MORE WITNESSES ORDERED HOME. Washington. Aug. 30.- The naval orders of to-day contain the names of three persona designated as witnesses in the Schley inquiry. They are I ton tenant John Hood, of the Indiana. - UeatSSasw James G -Doyle, who according to a telesraS "£ cci veil to-day from Admiral Remey at Cavite »m been detached from the New- York and ordered home and Chaplain W. T. Helms, now Tt^ Buffalo, whs has been ordered home immediately. JUDGE G. B. ADAMS VOTT. THE TRIBUNE ANNOUNCED EXCLUSIVELY THE NAME OF JUDGE BROWN'S SUCCESSOR. George Bethune Adams was yesterday appoistei by the President to succeed Justice Addison Brown, of the United States District Court for the South' en District of New-York. Justice Brown retires to-morrow. Last Sunday morning The Tribune an nounced exclusively that Mr. ,Ms was to be ap pointed. George Bethune Adams is a member of the law firm of V/llcox. Adams & Green. He was born In Philadelphia In 1543, and served as a private with th<> vobinti who responded to President liv- GEOR.JK BETHUNE ADAM 3. Appointed Unlti--.'. Btßtea P-.-rr: t ' ourt Jsdae ! coin's first call la MO. Be volunteered again ia • IM3, and afterward entered th? Quartermaster* j Department of the army, in which he was ••- I ployed until I*7l Five years later he began the • study of law in Philadelphia. He practised there • from I>*TS until 1983, when he entered the olflca or ' Beet* & Wlleox. an old firm of admiralty lawyer! :In this city. After the at« of Mr. Bee he the f firm of WUcox. Adams & Macklin was formed, sad ! subsequent)] Herbert Green took the place «' Mr: ' Macklin in the firm. The firm nukes a specialty o. , marine law. , __ At a m.ctln* of the admiralty bar in July a reso i ration was adopted asking the Tresldent to apP«J> i Mr. Adams. A committee, consisting : of K. V. Benedict. Henry C. Ward and Everett P. Wliee.er. presented a memorial to the President. m'ltta< that at ,i meeting of the counsel practising in tea ' Federal District Court there was unanimous con ; currence in the opinion that Mr. Adams was » » suitable person to fill the vacancy. ' Mr &dams has always been a Republican, »up portlnß the regular organisation. He betamj a member of the Union League Club In MA and la is:.j be was elected secretary, and was re-electea In :-:>.--. He has also served In the club on jarloui committees. He has been a member cf tae i»r Association since ISS3. \/ir GOTEMSOM OF PORTO Mil WILLIAM I!. HINT APPOINTED TO SUCCEED CHARLES H. ALLEN. Washington. Aug. 30.-The President to-day appointed William H. Hunt, of Montana, to M Governor si Porto Rico, Is succeed Charles H. Allen. Judpe Hunt has been secretary -of ¦Vorst Rico, and Acting Governor in the absence « Governor Allen. It was announced some tuna ago that he had be*n selected for the office. OAKLAXD CAXAL COI'TRACT APPROVED. Washington. Ass 30.— The War Department has approved the contract made by the local engineer at San FranMsco for the construction of the Oak land Caaal, which is to extend from Oakland Har bor to Sin Leandro Bay. The contract was made about four months ago. but was held up until io day by lesal complications. A YEARS WORK OF THE lam> OFFICE. Us I llaalSS) Aug. 30.-Blnger Hermann. COSJ mlssloner of the General Land Office, has com pleted his annua» report, which shows that la *• year 1e.58t.7X5 acres of the public domain 2T # **-£I posed of. and that the receipts of the office i »«« J4dr > The receipts exceeded those o' ,»?*,*;£ by $59- *rj and the land disposals by 2,108.»» acre*. P. 3Utaum A €o.