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imW'Viant Positions Taken — Trco
Wart* Captured.
lv a battle at Port Arthur on August 14
]." aril resumed August 17 the Japanese
SLOOO men, bat gained important po-
Japanesr Consul General at Shanghai
•d the Tail-.; of Shanghai that a Jap
[cel was coming to seize the Russian
per Afckold and the torpedo boat destroyer
,ii in that port. The Taotai will allow
C' B ssian vessels to remain in port until
2.5. when notice will be given to them
ra\ or leave the harbor.
Chinese government refuses to talk
„.)!«u iiiflg the situation at Shanghai- The
members of the Foreign Board are conferring
constantly with the ministers of Japan, Rus
sia, France and Germany.
Tok:o docs not think it probable that a
Japanese fleet will enter Shanghai.
Lieutenant General Stoessel refused to sur
render Port Arthur, and opened fire on the
Japanese forces ;:t the time set for the reply
to in? Japanese demand.
Japanese Renew Their 'Attack on
Port Arthur.
Cot-7"" 0 - Aug. IS. — A battle of huge propor
tions raged around Port Arthur on August 14
an ,] 1". and was resumed on August 17. The
Jsnan^e, U is reported, sacrificed twenty thou
•.sandt more- icen, but gained important ad
tanie^ca In the matter of position. This news
tras brought here on junks, one at which, hav
'lng on board three Russians concealed in the,
tajgape of Chinese to escape from the Japan
ese, left Port Arthur last r!ght. end was blown
rrri<s'-y to Che-Foo by a gale.
The r.:cin force of the attack was directed
«£aiT=t the left wing and resulted m the capt
ure cf Pigeon Bay positions and 6ome of the
forts ?-t Liao-Tie-Shaji. At Paiun-Char.jf the
Japanes-e hastily mounted guns, which did ex
■ service in aiding the storming of the
right wing, where the Japanese are said to have
captured two forts of minor value, mounting
eight 4-inch guns, two siege grins and f;x quick
firing- guns.
The position that the Japanese occupy on
Uan Tie Shan Peninsula Is not clear, but nu
merous Chinese sources aver that the Japan
ese have been *cc« in force in that section. Ap
parently a cruising attack originating- in Louisa
Bay swept through the Pigeon Bay positions
Una the p^nin^ula. In this a majority of those
on the expedition were sacrificed. On the night
of the 15th :he battle lulled somewhat, when
the Jnx.an*se sent the terms of surrender to
Lieutenant General - • easel.
The terms provided that the garrison should
march out with the honors of war and join Gen
era! Kuropatkin; that all civilians be brought
!•> a {ilace rlesigr.aied by the Japanese admiral;
that the Russian warships In the harbor, num
bering seven, th» battleship Retvizan, Bavas-
Totoi. Pobirda. Peresviet and Poltava, the ar
liored cruiser -'.van and the protected cruiser
Pailada. and twelve or more torpedo boat de
ftroyers and four gunboats be surrendered to
the Japanese.
Lieutenant General Stoessel is alleged to have
Ifcelyed th- terms with a burst of wonderful
profanity, I is habitual taciturnity deserting him.
I* strode the. floor until he became calmer, and
then remarked that if the Japanese proposition
«ere a joke it was in bad taste.
Stoesscl Refuses to Surrender Port
Arthur and Opens on Japanese.
Tokio. Aug. Lieutenant General Stoeasel,
in comrr;aiid at Port Arthur, has refused to cur
icr.der. *nd has declined the offer ma-ie by the
J?panese for the removal of Doa-coaaha 01
t.iere. The reasons for th* latter action are
*-ot given, but it is probable that tha r.on-com
tatants are unwlClng to accept a favor at the
1 ..'i?ida of th-? Japanese. They confess, however
ifcat necessity for th«ir removal exists.
The Japanese eiieck Jiow enters on its final
Che-Foo, AAg. 2S.— Russian/? *.n<l Chinese who
l«rt Port Arthur last right and arrived here to-
say that Lieutenant General fTtocsacl re
fu^ea lo surrender to the Japanese, and that
*\> F - Rucsiaas pan firing grain at the time set
fcr replying to. the Japanese drmand. They con
firm previous reports that there are seven P.us
«ian ahijs isi Port Arthur harbor, in addition to
torpedo tmata and torpedo boafdestroyern. and
aver tl:et the Japanese have lost i;*>.oin> men
before Porv. Arthur in the last ten days.
St. I'etorsojrg. /Lug. IS.— Tiie rejiort that
t^nerr.l Stoesscl, the Russian connnandcr at
Port Arthur, declined to capitulate In response
to the Japanese Mtmrcons creates no surprise.
The War Office would have been amazed if he
h^d yieldedJ
Japanese Coming for Russian Ships
at Siian^;!-:.
ShacgbaL Anz. IV.— M. Odag'.ra. ihe Japan**,*
t'orinui ' Ger.rra.l. h:ts informed the Taota? of
Shanghai that a Japanese tl»et ■■> romlr.K to
f^2»- the Russian cruiser Askold ar.J the lius
th 1 !! torpedo boat 'iesirojrr firscovof.
1 Tli* c'Jef ■ ' the Custon's Department reports
ihat tft* Tiuis-'.an vessels ere not seaworthy. The
r^ralnj \>ii'.:% maJe by the Russians on the
Gtozo^o! will l>e Bnlafced In about t^n days, ii
!s uncertain %i>.en the repairs to i be Askold will
I" finished iji\ the reoommendaLtlors of the
rtjef of — customs, th~ Taot&l will alio-.v-the
>«■"".< „,i T -.,, Oroaowsi to rer.iain in port until
*'-;.: 28 w'?.er. one day's notice to leave ihe
!'«r«-jr nr .'.inarm "■■>'■ be given to ckeai.
Tip arri'.al ut Chinese wen' at- war is? ex
;>^^.e<J. There is i-< ur.ea'sincrs here, cbougb
*fr-e ■Itsa.tloa ii -hi.-..g'-i to be 3^'j;-. The for-
Cua'.lai'.-l <_-: ij tl i_.ii»-
T_o™l^wi:^^^ FRIDAY. AUGUST 19, 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- > yT JWM3w
Gathered to discuss kidnapping and blackmailing crimes.
m.iv mm: detectives.
Aid to Police in Running Dozc-n
Kidnappers Is Urged.
on behalf of the Italian business men of New-
York and In the interests of the better element
of Italians everywhere, the executive committee
of the Italian Chamber of Commerc? took offi
cial action yesterday afternoon condemning the
epidemic of kidnapping and blackmail which
has prevailed here for several months. At a
meeting held at No. 35 Broadway resolutions
were adopted upholding: the police in their ef
forts to bring the criminals to justice and urg
ing the police to greater efforts. Italian citi
zens were called or. to lend every assistance to
the constituted authorities to apprehend and
punish the guilty persons.
The resolutions adopted hardly reflect the
feeling which was shown aj the meeting. The
members are most bitter against the gangs
which are at work in this city. Borne of them
favored hiring -epecial detective* to gather evi
dence for the regular police. Others wanted
the chamber to offer a reward for the return of
"Tony" Mannino, whose recent kidnapping' seem*
to baffle the police. One of the members held
out for some time for a mass meeting of Italians
to denounce the kidnappers and arouse interest
in the search for the missing boy.
The conservative element prevailed, however,
and the resolutions take their tone from the
stand of the Italian Ambassador, some of his re
cent utterances being incorporated in the docu
ment. There seemed to be a feeling- that the
fair fam« of the Italian population was im
perilled by the acts at a f<w taw-less ones, and
the resolutions were offered" as a vindication.
The committee may have taken some action re
garding the employment of special detectives
to work against the kidnappers and bomb throw-
Ing blackmailers. The members would not b»
likely to disclose any move in this direction, as
it would forewarn the criminals they desire to
An Italian resident of St. Louis spent th-?
afternoon at th~ chamber, but was not admit
ted to the committee meeting. He said that
New-York was not the only city which was
suffering from th« lawless Sicilians and Nea
politans run out of Italy by the government
secret service.
"The people from th«» northern and central
parts of Italy are very bitter against those who
come from the southern provinces,'' he de
clared. "We call them black Italians, and have
nothing to do with them socially or frater
nally. Practically all of th£ Italian crimes can
be traced to immigrants from th» south coun
try, and it would not surprise me to see a
race war iii this country between the two fac
tion? If the crimes of the latter continue."
The president of the chamber, Antonio Zucca,
former coroner, now a fruit importer at No. L' 3,"»
Wfst-st., discussed the situation before the
committee went into executive session. He
Several becdred thousand emigrants came to
America from Italy last year, and there is lit .
■wonder that some few of ih«m are criminals. The
tecret Service police of Italy have been very active
of lai.B. and many of this class have been forced to
leave Italy. They come to America, and the first
thing they notice Is th« element of personal liberty
of which we ere so proud. After the strict Italian
laws and the extraordinury powers of the pollen
to which they have been accustomed, our methods
eeem lax to them, and even an encouragement to
criminal operations.
If the police suspect them and rnak* arre'ts, they
speedily obtain their liberty in the courts. The
New- York detectives 1 right to search is limited, and
the Italian criminals have little difficulty in out
witting them. It Is a mistake to believe that they
work In organized bands. I believe the "Black
Hand" society hi a ' ii of ffrtJon, and ■ that it has
no real existence. They arc in touch with one an
other, as are the tramps of the country. Possibly
they have sign* of warning, or information. Just
as tramps have. If the police can ever get the
upper hand and make the crimes of kidnapping
and blackmail dangerou?, these men will either
leave the city or seek holiest employment. They
must be given "to understand, however, tbat th-y
cannot operate with impunity. The arrest and con
viction of the Mannino kidnappers would be a
great Step in this tllrection-
Tii«» reaoiutlofM adopted yesterday read as fol
Wbereas. The commission of crimes t-y c«Tnln
lawlef"* per* n'tle^fd to be Italians, in tills city
and vicinity, particularly the crime* of kidnapping
and blackmail. and the v. ,!!■• publicity which lias
'.«»-ii given th»m, have brought discredit upon the
irsany thousands of honftat, industrious and frugal
men and woman of Uallin b'rth who have emi
grated t>» the United State* to establish homes for
themselves and famile*-.
Whereas. The frequency and atrocity. of these
crime*. '!*> mystery surrouiidlrs them and ih»-!r
popular ascription to mythical secret societies, may
have a tendency to •■as' an mnnertted stigma upon
tlic whole Italian race; therefore, Ii i.<
Revolved. That we deprecate and denounce the
crimes cornmittei! by. '.hese <-rimir.nl d< generates
eji'l deplore the wholesale ami Lnaualinet] condem
nation <of Italians, in which, doubtless from lack
of information, sotrc- papers and many persona have
l*->solved. That we ... i our unqualified h^.
n-ovkl to il'e police arvl oth-.- authorities in their
efforts to appreiieuJ find pviitably punish the of
feruierK :n»d "that we urn" ll '"' to eserctae. every
available means ' ■'• stami> or.t such criat!?s and rid
the community of the criminals. 'i;~ *' r , -
Itesolr«<l That we heartily lndorr.s the wise and
temperate views expressed by Baron Mayor de*
PUncJw. Ambassador '« '.')•• L'ntted States, ex
pr**ssed ;'r. tb*^e words:
"Nobody iouid deplore more than myself the
harm wrought by a few [taliaas who terrorize a
SarcE population* and prejudice the k<io<j nHme of
th* immense majority of their honest and laborious
<"'jtintrvr>i<vi 1 d'> ' lljl believe In the existence in
Xetr-Vork nn«l Bunotindinits of some .Mafia or
i&morra association Th* capture of two or three
individuals would pui in end to nil this trouble.
Italian* who «r^ tin* ftrWTand most frequent vio
tims of the few bcouiidrels. should In every case be
nto«-e ponlirtcin .'I the efficiency of the police "i '1 re
dir'.t the efoundreJ. 11 * 1 threat*, instead of. submitting
to them, ns they too ■■'•' n do." : ... —
.Ami ths,t *-c a4via« fellow-citizens of Italian birth
- ■ ■ ~T~
tonilunrd on*»o««r<h pnjfp.
T!:#- Adirondack Mountains verp rever more
: ''■Hut if ut than :'>•■■ •'' row. For particular* {sec
Xe^-VorU Central* ticket. XZ*T)tZ--AC7t.
.Cousin Finds' Him Near ll in Home
in Brooklyn.
Antonio Mannino, eight ><»ars o!d. the son of
Giarotno Mannino. of No. t!2 Amlty-st.. Brook
lyn, who was? kidnapped by the ' Black Hand"
trn (lays n^i. was rc-turn^d to his home early
this morning. He had i" i'mi ' i n kept in a flat in
Harlem until lat" last night.
His cousin. Salvador? Mannino, who Is a
young: man. was walking down CoJumbla-Bt«i
Brooklyn, at 12:10 o'clock this morning:, when
he saw little Antonio approaching ■lowly. Hi
could hardly believe his eyes, but he assured
himself that it really mi the boy, picked him
up and rushed off to the father's home, less than
two block* away.
When the cousin and the boy broke Into th»
room where th«» father and mother were, there
was a wild scene. The father promptly fainted,
while the mother became hysterical, and alter
nately sobbed and laughed. It was pome time
fore the father could be restored to conscious
ness, and then the. whole party went to the police
station. There the boy told his story.
He said that the man under arrest, Antonio
Coccoza. had taken him away from home
and carried him to Manhattan. As nearly as
he could tell, he had lived in the neighborhood
of One-hUNdred-and-flfth-st. He had been stay*
ing In a flat with a man. woman and child, and
had been Well cared for. I^ast night, he -'id. I
man "■with chin whiskers" had taken him from
the flat an ' had carried him to the South Ferry.
where be left him. The boy said he had mad
the re«=t of the ay home alone.
The Mannino kidnapping case, com as It did
after a series cf outrages perpetrated largely by
Italian criminals, such as the throwing of
bombs into the homes or shops of men who had
incurred their enmity or had refused to be
blackmailed, together with .1 number of "Black
Hand" letters, and minor riots and murders, gave
the public so distinct ■ feeling of the danger
from the Italian population, that the wildest
stories of blackmailing, kidnapping:, and similar
criminal brotherhoods, were circulated, and
none seemed too wild to receive credence. The
case finally became so flagrant, and the police
were bo unsuccessful in working with it, that,
partly to regain the boy, partly to put i stop
to the sudden epidemic of crime among their
people, and partly to clear the Italian name
from the disgrace which seemed likely to be
come attached to it, the Italian Chamber of
Commerce, representing the better element of
Italians, called a meeting yesterday and de
cided to support the police in their work of try
ing to root out Italian crime.
Antonio Mannino was stolen on Tuesday
evening, August !>, while playing on the street
near his father's home at No. G2 Amity-st..
Brooklyn. According to the story told by An
gelo Coccoza, who was the first man arrested,
be had induced the boy to come with him to
Manhattan, and turned him over to Francesco
Corregtta, at No. 317 East Thirty-ninth-st. He
said he saw a woman with Correglio, and that
he had received only a few cents for his work.
The disappearance was reported to the police
On Thursday last, anil they at once began work
on it. After some difficulty they made Coccoza
identify the house to which he had taken the
boy. and Corregikl was arrested. The next day
Antonia Correglio was also taken Into custody,
but she was held in Bettevue Hospital for sev
eral days before she was Anally taken to Jail in
Brooklyn. Later Antonio Galeti, Guis:/pj>e
Schrlorrino and Salvador Altadanna were also
taken in custody, though Schiorrino was not
On Friday of last week letters began to come
to the boy's father, promising the return of th<»
child 0:1 payment of $50,000. The flm of these
was supposed to l»e written by the boy himself.
and came from Hohoken. It said that he would
be slowly cut to pieces if the reward was not
paid soon, and that he was being badly abused,
Since then Mr. Mannino has received some sort
of letter daily, the later ones making smaller
demands. All the letters made threats to be
fulfilled in case the police pursuit was not
dropped. Police Captain Kooney and Magistrate
Tlghe, who were most active in the case, also
received threatening letters.
7;.. police have spent the ten days In chasing
-•..-a:> an Immense number of false clews, but
said yesterday that they wer? as much at a loss
as ever as to what had become of the boy. Th
police of every city which could possibly have
been reached by the kidnappers bad been at
work on the case, and Italian quarters all over
this part of the country had been carefully
searched. Men had been sent to numerous Neiv
jersey towns and up the Hudson, as we'l us to
Boston and other large cities, to Identify men
airested on suspicion or see if the latest clew
was as worthless as the others. The police early
formed a theory that the men responsible for
the outrage were about the same as those ar
rested last year for complicity in th" famous
"barrel murder," and stories of the Mafia, "Black
Ha nd" societies, and- so on, were rife. The de
tectives were sent on many false trails, too, by
young men who took advantage of the excite
ment to send "Black Hand" letters as jokes.
Many clews were followed in the hunt. A
quarry near Hoboken was surrounded one night,
but nothing was, found. There were stories of
a cave, and Manhattan was searched for one.
It was .T«seri<*d that the kidnappers were try-
I ,~ to escape to ' Kurupe. and Iks steamship
uiers Atiu Kuii.li«'tl
.Several Killed at Bombardment of
Buenos Ayres. Aug. IS. — Three insurgent ves
seln bombarded Asuncion, the capital of Para
guay, yesterday, for forty minutes. The extent
of th«» damaß" is unknown. The government
firtillery replied to the Insurgents, and one gun
burst, wounding several government soldiers.
The ministers of Argentina. Brazil, Italy and
■"ranee boarded one of the insurgent vessels and
held a long secret conference, at the end of
which a truce of twenty-four hours was de
clared, In order to give the women and children
an opportunity to leave the capital before fur
ther bombardment. Absolute reserve Is main
tained in regard to th» conference, but it is
said that the ministers protested to the insur
gent leaders against the bombardment. It is
impossible to obtain accurate details of the bom
bardment, as communication is cut off.
Government scouts returning to Asuncion
were mistaken for insurgents and fired on.
Twenty of them were wound*?*. The govern
ment has a force of five thousani soldiers, five
hundred of whom are armtl with Remington
j..,, tils at Aj w Wooaon a--? pre
paring to attend those who may he wounded.
Coach from Funeral Kid One Child
and Injures Severn:.
*Two Mr black horses attached to a coach, In
which three persons were returning from n
funeral, tollc fright on the *>uuth drive of t*js
WilllamsburK Brldjw la* evening, when traffic
was at Its height, and dashed westward from
the west tower. After clearing the bridge the
runaways ploughed through a crowd of small
children In Clinton-st.. instant.;- killing one
child, knocked one nnconsclous aivl injured
slightly several others
The dead child is Harry Lavener, three years
old. of No. 70 Suffolk s- Annie Orlngor, three
years old. of No. TS Suffolk-st . was knocked
Th« team was driven by Isaac Cohen 4 of No.
104 Allen-st.. employed by Nathan Rose ti stock,
of No. 134 Norfolk-st. Frederick Lennoo. of No.
liv Washlngton-st., Manhattan, had boon to
the funeral with his mother. Winifred Lennon.
and a boy.
The horses took fright at the breaking of a
whiffletree. When they started on their run.
many persons on the walk above the drivv3
shouted warning, and wagons and <-arrlage4
were drawn up Quickly to one side. A futile at
tempt was made to close the bridge gate on tne
west side before the runaways got through.
Mrs. Lennon became greatly frightened and
tried to jump out with the boy Lennon had all
he could do to hold their. He could be seen
throughout almost the entire arty« with his
arms about the woman and boy. holding them
in the coach.
Pedestrians shouted to the children, and many
of them saw their danger and ran for safety
Th« smaller children, however, played on, ob
livious of danger Despite Cohen's tugging, the
horses dashed into the crowd.
Finally the horses dashed Into a telegraph
pole. A crowd then closed In on them, and kept
them from getting away a second time. Cohen
was arrested. The reserves of the Delancey-st.
station were called out to disperse the crowd.
which numbered several thousand.
Before the excitement attending the runaway
was over, an automobile owned by John Hickey,
of No. 133 West Thirty-eighth-st.. and in charge
of Patrick Buckley, of No. 2M West Fortieth
at ran down Davis CumminßS. nine years old.
of No. 77 liudtow-st., at Suffolk and Delancey
sts. The boy's head was cut. and he was in
jured abou: the body. The boy was taken to
Goisverneur Hospital. There were no arj< c
Chinese Minister Seeks Advice [as to
His Country's Neutrality.
Waahtagtoc. Aug. 18. — 81r Ch»ntung Liang-
Cheng, the Chinese Minister, called at the State
Department to-day for a conference with Mr.
Hay. which lasted some time. The" question
of China's neutrality was trader discussion. The
minister considers the problems presented "
China' In the last few days by the presence of
Russian ships in Chinese waters exceedingly
serious, and (ears that grave consequences may
result. He I- 1 !'!"'! that be had any specific 'r.
it ructions from his government; but he desires
to keep the officials at Peking posied on the at
titude of the United States, and the re • 1 ob
tact of his presentation of th'> subject to Mr. Hay
ivm; to secure the Secretary's counsel for trans
mission to Peking. The Chinese authorities have
the greatest confidence in the disinterested ad
vice of Mr. Hay. and have repeatedly appealed
to him when their government was in trouble.
The State Department has received from Mr.
Tskabfra, the Japanese Minister, the protest
of Japan to the powers against the presence of
Russian ships in Chinese imrbors. The Minister
called on Mr. Hay to-day and spent half an
hour in conference with him. Be said the com
munication which he made to Mr. Hay could
not be made public .it present, but thai its sob
stance had appeared in the pr»ss dispatches.
He had received no news regarding the attaclc
on Port Arthur.
Kmvu ::t;:;.: :t;: ;. ;,; V
Crowd* Cheer at Notification of
Populist Candidates.
The Bryan Democrats of New-York are flock-
Ing to the Populist standard of Thomas E
Watson. Cooper Union was crowded to the
doors last night with Bryan men. who cheered
•very mention of his name. Thomas E. Wat
son, who as informed officially of his nomina
tion for President on the People's party ticket,
raked the Parker men fore and aft. Thomas
H. Tibbies, his running mate, 'roasted" Wall
Street; Jay W. Forrest, cf Albany. declared that
100.000 Bryan mer. would vote the Watson
ticket in this State, an.l utii^r speakers con
tributed to make the meeting last night a mem
orable one.
There was plenty of fun along with it all Mr.
Watson "sort o' made" the bark fly off of things
in his quaint Georgia way, and the audience,
good natureU as a Cooper Union audience al
most always is. made interpolations and com
ments on the points of the speakers. There
were not seats enough for aIL Good sized flags
were abundant, and when a good point was
scored enthusiasm found a vent by the waring
of the colors and by vigorous cheering. Mr.
Watson's address gave evidence of careful prep
aration and his hearer? gave him close atten
tion. Alfred J. Boukon called the meeting to
order. On the platform were many radical Dem
ocrats, including Mel. m G. Palliser, Henry M.
McDonald and some single taxers.
The Populist candidate for President is a
shin, fraii lon'cing man, with reddish Fandy hair
and smooth face. Hi 3 voice Is not strong, but
it has a quality that is engaging, and every
thing he said last ;.lght was heard by those
present. When he walked to the front of the
platform there were three cheers given, for
Watson and three for Georgia.
When Mr. WatSOD sail that the wealth and
power of government were slipping from the
hands of those who produced the wealth into
the power of the- plutocrats, he roused his hear
ers to enthusiasm, and when he lauded. William
R. Hearst there v.ere cheers.
"I have no word of disrespect for Theod-ire
Roosevelt," paid Mr. Watson, who was cam
pelled to stop for the applause. "As a man. I
believe him brave, I believe him to be honett;
I believe hii- to be conscientious" (voice — No:
No!'), "and 1 believe be has th» courage of hii
convictions; but" (as the applause broke oat
again), "representing as he does plutocracy, and
all that that word implies. I'll fight him with
the last breath to my body."
lK>e3 the Democracy to-day stand for the
oldtJme ideals?" he asked, and Instantly there
was a roar of "No:" from the audience.
"The funniest thing on this continent to-night
is the national Democrat!: party/" said the
speaker; and th» crowd burst into roars of
"What Democratic idea!? doe« it stand for?"
pursued the Georgian.
"Graft" Graft:" came the. answer from men in
the front seats.
After declaring that there was no difference
in the principles si th» Democratic and Repub
lican platforms, h<- a^ked why not go the whole
figure and support Roosevelt? "Why not go the
whole hog or non*?" asked Mr. Watson as his
auditors broke out with laughter and jeers once
'What is there for you Bryan men in that
candidate up th» river?" he asked.
" 'Aug>' Beln.or.t " was tie prompt reply from
■ redheaded man in th,? second row.
Criticising Judg? Parker for his quibbling
and wabbli.is OB the tariff. h« said: "Before
the first gun is flreri, th-? Democratic candidate
hands in to the Republicans his capitulation."
Then the iprasT" went with great earnestness
into th» labor IsciM, and asserted that Parker
had placed himself squared witn th« oppressor*
of labor by his declaration with reference to
the Colorado troubles and the Chicugo strike
in the '.x'.s.
"Why so much time to the Democrats and so
little to the Republicans? you ask," he said.
"Because." he continueu. "It is easier to place
your fist squarely between the eyes of an open
enemy than it is to tear the mask from the face
q£ a ending friend.'
This shot provoked a tremendoua response.
The people rose and waved their rags and
shouted approval. He spoke of the desirability
of public ownership, and said that Bisakarck
had brought it about in Prussia.
"Dree cheer tor Pisnarca!" shouted a mem
ber of the band.
Every reference to Gorman. Belmont. Carlisle.
Hill, and other well known Gold Democrats
raised a roar of jeers and suggestions from the
" . - ■. ,■....-.
Krief remarks from Judge Samuel W. Will
lams, of Indiana, chairman of the notification
committee, led to the introduction of Mr. Wat
son to the audience.
Mr Waison. after ■ few preliminary re
marks, declared that ' there was never a time
When the plain people of America were so dis
satisfied with th conditions and the tendencies
which prevail hi this Republic." He assorted
that "both the old politics parties are financed
by WaD Street, dominated by Wall Street, and
the servile tools of Wall Street." Then he went
on to say that the Republican part:' in form and
spirit Is Hamlltoniar. and that "every corporate
interest on the continent knows that it has a
champion in the Republican party. ... 1
have no words of abuse for Theodore Roosevelt.
l believe him to be a brave, honest, consciea- i
tious man. I give him toll credit for having a i
splendid courage of conviction, but. Inasmuch ]
as he sfends for those governmental principles I
which, lii my judgment, «v hurrying this Repub- .
lie. t:u<> a sordid despotisEß of wealth. I Mill com- ,
bat him and his principles v:> long as there Is
breath in my body."
Next, Mr. Watson turned h!s attenrton to the
Democratic party. tu:i! h* spoke aa follows:
How is i' with the Democratic party? imr politi
cal history !as n»ver .-< l »'H a situation so ludicrous
as mat "wtili-h the national Democracy now holds.
1 can understand how the citizen can work for tiie
Republican party and vote its iTrki't with enriiusi
astfeizeul if Ihe Republican party «epre«etits h:s
Ideals <>' government. tn.*n lie is justly prwod of it,
can Justlj confide i» »'• fl>r -' ! - a - »ioo«l by its prln
ciDle* through siutni a* mil its sunshine. ::r»d DO
D'.attl : how t*ad you aad I may thtnie its '" r " Sd •i,
wo -ire i'oiiiicl to aamit ih.it the Republican party
has n creed, is wiUtas to f.ghi for it. i» witling ;o
c!ir.c to it iii defeat and condnuo to strusglf for it
natli victors comes ac^ir.. rfut why any hur.uin
belns should in the year ls»>4 ,■■ the rational
Drtnooriitic ticket is soroetntes that passes my u:i
(utor^d comprehension. I -on understand why
•'i- citizen could voie a local Democratic- tickrt; t
mji understand how in sumo cities and in sorre
Slates that party ntaji t>* stmssUnf to rto some
distinct thins; which he believes i«h« to bo don«:
but. In Use r.ame of common cenae, tell tne why any
Rune and sol« r clti»n sboald in this i-ampiUsu
votts the natlon'il L»-roooratJc ticket
What principle of Democracy Uo^s ;t stand for?
What does it propose to do for the people, different
from what the l:cpubll"ar.s< are- liaing? To what
point Is ii directing Its line of march, except In th«
Republican camp? Surrounded by th« Wall Street
mafsata who bad tinanc<*<l his ampaixn for two
years. Judge Parker Mdcd sis time all dM perils
4r«a:iaueU ua «ccoa4 »•«•.
i:>.( i: \oir i.v o/'/-;.v o\e.
Murphy Says McCarren's Same
Shouldn't Be Mentioned in Society.
Governor (Well .-..lid vestcrday that ex-Sec
retary Root had taken himself out of consid
eraCsn for the Republican nominstion for
Governor, and that the race was now an opnr
WatsonW atson .->nd TAMes, Populist candidate*
for President and Vice- President, were of
ficially informed in Cooper Union ' of their
Charles F. Murphy made a >avngr attack
on Senator McGirren. hintinc: that he should
be a fujjitive in Canada.
Judge Parker's visitors at Rosemount ye^
terdar were Senator Overman, of North
Carolina; Dr. Henry Loomis Nelson, of
Williams College: Representative Fitzgerald,
of Brooklyn, and Justice Morgan J. O'Brien,
of New- York.
Senator Proctor yesterday pred a R»
publican plurality of 25.000 in tbe Verßsast
Expected to Tell Why He Can't
Accept Nomination.
Elihu Hoot, whose ram« is most prominently
discu?s«d in connection with the Republican
nomination for Governor, was In conference on
"Wednesday night at the Hotel Manhattan with
George B. «'ortelyou. chairman of th- Repub
lican National Committee. Mr. Cortelyou re
fused point blank to discuss the ronferesM*
yesterday. Mr. Root left town early in th*
Mr. Root's friends yesterday m that th«
former Secretary of War would return so th«»
city the middle of next week, and then would
make a statement fully explaining -why it was
Impossible for him to become a. candidate far
political honors this year. Members of th* ma
tional committee who were seen later by a
Tribune reporter said that if Mr. Cortelyott had
delivered any message of any character to Mr.
Root as coming from the President it was a
repetition of the President's former declaration
that In no circumstances would he take any
part, excer t as candidate for President. in th»
campaign in the Empire Stare this fall, as Gov
ernor Odell had accepted full responsibility tor
the management of the campaign.
Governor Odell at Republican State headquar
ters yesterday said that it was true that ex-
P<»cfeTary Root was out of the- race for the Gov
ernorship, and he added that It was an open
race for the nomination.
"Mr. Root told me some time ago," sa!d th»
Governor, "that he would net accept a nomina
tion for Governor this fall. Z'i* letter. Troich I
have shown to various Sta'e leaders, Is . ii; the
same tenor, and it leaves no doubt whatever
about Mr. Root's desire not to b<» considered k
candidate for political honors this fall. I have
no candidate and I regard the race as an open
one. I do not know whether Mr. Root tot.
templates making a public statement with ref
erence to hi 3 intentions."
Th-» Gox-ernor had a conference for two hour*
with ten Assembly district leaders from Kings
County. He talked with half of ♦hi* leaders on
Wednesday, and yesterday's sessicn completed
the list of the districts. Searching Inquiries
with reference to the political conditions In the
districts were made by th» Governor, and th«
leaders went avray impressed with the -neces
sity of redoubling their efforts to «jet out a fuli
registration and afterward getting the vote 1
Into the ballot box. ,
"We had a pleasant interview with the Gor
err.or.** said Naval officer Sharkey. leader of
the Sixteenth Assembly District, "and we tolc!
htm that the Brooklyn delegates would b*
united]] for Timothy L. Woodruff for Governor
at the State convention."
"And with Mr. Root out of th» rac*».~ said
Michael J. Dady. " 'Tim' Woodruff will b» the
next candidate for Governor."
Can Figure Out Only SOS Electoral
Votes for Parker.
;froji rai TRIBrXE BrSEAC.J
Washington. Aug. IS. — The apparent apath*
of Chairman Taggart and the general lack of
enthusiasm among the Democratic leaders wew
explained by a prominent Democrat who cam*
to Washington to-day after visiting Esopus. He
asserts that Mr. Tassaxt has been compelled to
Inform Mr. Parker that nothing less than a
cataclysm can elect him; that no "safe an i
sane" conservative estimate giv»a Parker and
Davis more than 20S electoral votes, and th«
most sanguine practical estimate gives '-•
ticket only '251 votes, .efjrht less than are neces
sary to elect. .
The Democrat referred to had a long talk wit;
ex-Judge Parker «m th» prospects, as indicated
by Chairman Ta^grart. and no construction
could be put on them which gave any comfort
to th* nominee or his close friends, ?tfr. Tag
gart. it is Intimated, now 'oelieves in the accu
racy of the assertion ■ ads at the time -in •---«•
dispatches and elsewhere, that Senator Gor
man's persistent . refusal to accept the chair
man«hip of the Derrmcratie National I'omr.
was bas«Kl on his belief that there was no pos
sibility of success, and he therefore preferred
tliat the yours SosoJoi politician should be
come the scap*sro;it rather than himselT.
The fsrt:rcs presented to Mr. Parker by Chair
man Tarrsart sho-c.- a probable Democratic vc»i«
of "-'US in the Electorr.l College, as follows;
The Solid South 151 Nevada . .". 3 ■
Mew-York 39 Maryland a
West Virginia ..... 7,\
Mr. Tssgart a»s?r:ed. however, that with an
abundant campaign fund he believed hf coutd
sild 10 thi3 number Nexv-Jerspy. with tw»!v«
votes. Connecticut with seven arid Rhode Island
with four— »«isht short of the required number
When asked as ;o Tb~ iikflihood of carrrir:
l!!ir>ois. Indiana or Wlsconslnv.the Democrats
chairman w\.<? complied to ?dmit thac the otWi
against him seemed ir.surmountabl?. Wiscons'.ii
might olect a Democratic Governor, and !»«••-
Utur-. but the chances for ite* electoral tlckȣ
wefc hopelessly s!I;n. ITUnols was undoubte*-!y
Ilepublican. Dcreon beidsr regcrded as a nev.- :
Folk, ami litely to draw an immense numb-r of
Democratic votes. Indiana was perhaps t!>*
most likely to l.c ccptured of thf States named.
but th? prospects there were decidedly discour
asing. The effort to convert the Quaker vote,
which', it had been supposed, would be compara
tively easy, in view of certain quotations from
President Roosevelt's earlier writings, had
failed -ignali). The sound money Democrat*
showed no disposition to change their part..
aMciirrent of th* last two Pr'swifntial year*.
and a considerable number of Catholics, who

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