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RECORD OF STORM HAVOC
WRECK OS LASD ASD SEA.
Gde and Rain Damage Houses,
Crops and Shipping.
Reports which feme m from N>w-Jcr
scv and other adjacent towns showed that
the gale and rain which swept over this
c::y early yesterday had done dam
ace.
Yachts were driven from their mooring?
and wrecked on beaches, and barges swept
away and sunk. Many yachts of the At
lantic Yacht Gub fieet were wrecked at
Coney Island.
Many Brooklyn streets were flooded
and houses damaged.
A teg was swamped in the Delaware
River, oil Wilmington, Del., and of the
ten men aboard only two were rescued.
The gale reached the height of ioo miles
an hour at the Delaware Breakwater,
where one man was drowned.
A fierce gale swept over Chesapeake
Bay. raising huge naves and sweeping
many craft . ashore. Chic man was re
ported drowned and another was killed
by a falling electric light wire in Balti
more.
_ A £triir\£ srfcppner was blown on a reef
■rd lost off Trn Mass., but the crew of
trentv-two men was • | °>'*.
STORM PATH IN HIY.
Fktiron Building Window* Go bit
the Board Again.
The gale and rainstorm which «w»pt over
Sstr-Yovk yesterday brought ruin In its train
t'l along fhe coast from the Delaware Capes to
Jfovt Scotia. The gale rea<~hei lt.= greatest ve
locity here at 4:13 a. m.. when It was blowing
Baty-ei miles an hour. Around Block Island
St ras blowing eighty-four miles an hour.
Hailroad transportation r.-as hampered; nd in
many placf-s r-r.t're'y suspendM by the storm.
Email boats all aior.fr the coast dra?pe<l th«»ir
moorings and went a'hore, nine yachts belong
ing to members of the Atlantic Yacht Club
grounding at S»a <iate alon<».
The crew of a barg-f; wa.s rescued off Galilee.
N. J.. by the members of t!ie Long Branch life
savins station. A fishing schooner and a three
■MM schooner -were in collision off Scotland
Lightship, ar.d the latter was sunk, the master
ar.d m being saved.
The rain began Wednesday night at 8 o'clock,
and did not stop until G:2."» a. m. yesterday, In
which time 2.8 inches of rain Celt
Darncge amounting: to several thousand dol
lars was done In this city alone. Hundreds of
windows were smashed, awninps re ■ blown
sway, and ftreets ar.d <el!ars were flooded.
In Public Schonl jfo. 5. at One hundred
tnd-forty-nfth-.xt. and Ed*ecombe-ave., all the
windows on the wen side were ken. At
In wood, a score of tr«?*-s *vre uprooted. When
the wind rea.htd Its jrr^atest velocity a huge
niaple.tree In front of No. 142 East One hun
fire;!- ecd-tr.enty-eijrhth-st. was uprooted and
daehed against the house, smashing the win
do * 4 and driving fh* tenants In terror to the
street.
Nearly a!l the windows in the apex of the
Flatiron BnOdlas succumbed. One in the cigar
wore en the ground floor was an inch thick.
"id deslnud especially to withstand the wind.
It »•»■ blown in. and the wind got behind th«»
° U^ r bl « show windows. As a result, the slde
*iJi was covered with cigars, tobacco, pipes
— other smokers' articles, that had been dls
»»**« to the windows. Most of the stock was
IJ!'"**"*- but a large amount Is still misKln*.
*«>«» fllftl - broken windows were worth $900
fiJoo* 04 the cne at the ar ** x was valued at
«Wt?J tin storm blew down the T-l-ph.-ne and
ectrlc I! fffct wire 9on BlaikWeJT* Island the
«*n« **" shut off cornpW-u-ly from UM rest
be llL^- ■ ''■"■"■'• an *- Oil in m bad to
* "■"Rated for the el-ctrto light,. ThlH was
most of the bulMlng* being old and
THE DAMAGE TO llllffmj
In th« «a r jy morning the schooner Hattie v
ia\^L Wfwpori New f..r - -Haven. was
a -"-Won with the ..hooner Helen 11. Benedict.
«c Jtei^y BMk alm ° 8t immediately. Her crew
wven men wan rescued by the tuz m E
jJJkwbKh and brought to this X £
nJrTI. • three-master, coal laden. Th»
S'SSiissr—'- "*• *- *-£
•Mlr'Sn^r* AA T Xed - *" h * r -f .oinsion
.nuurtied IMM the bulkh^a^
<- O. UcCurdy. schooner, the Lasca. that has
.__ 4 tallilslalsisl <ra tmuth jm k «
jSS $£?* 8* jgPVT??«>» Hud-
To-day, fair.
To-morrow, fair and wmnner . usn to fresh winds.
JOHN F. O'BRIEN.
WIND SAVES H
FIRE DAMAGE OF $500,000.
Sailors Land to Dynamite Houses
— Marines Patrol Streets.
Halifax. Sept. 1."5.— A fortunate shift of wind
saved Halifax from a great conflagration to
day, and still the city suffered a loss of 1900,000
from a fire which swept the business part uf
the waterfront, and whose progress was only
stayed by the dynamiting of a dozen bulMlngs
by Bailors from the fleet and soldiers from the
garrison, Fhortly after 4 o'clock, when the fire
was at Its height, and a fearful southerly gal*.
was pushir.g it straight toward th» he;irt of the
business centre, the wind suddenly veered to
the west and turned the , flames along the
wharves and warehouses.
■ the fire j iged in lower Water-eL, prac
•yond control, until 7 o'clock to-r.lght,
•wo hundred sailors, with torpedo appa
ratus ::.•!-: f!-<--.f !-<--. H M B Asiadne and Tnde
• :th 'he a.-" 1 stai • »o hun
dred troops from the gams. Ed the
flames by <lyrm:r.lt!r!g a dozen small buildings
Admtra! Mr Ar hiiial.i I -
reeled the sailers lr. protecting Imperial
erty. and two Tiuniired marines patrolled ?!;*
str—»t.
The fire consumed six wharves, two coal piers.
two hotels, a dozen large warehouses, and a
number of retail shops. There is 1200.000 In
surance.
Ore fireman was fatally Injured by a live
wire, while another was badly hurt by tailing
slate. A large tree fell, killing Flcrs. Ring,
twenty -eight years old. and wounding two other
persons.
The burred district, which covered about two
acres, was one of wooden buildings, three or
four etories high, many of them built years
ago wh-n Halifax merchants dealt heavily In
flsh. The fire started about 3 p. m. in a build
ing between Water-st. and the harbor, at the
entrance of the wharves of N. & M. Smith.
A terrific gaie was blowing from the southeast,
and within a few minutes the buildings on both
sides of the street, all well saturated with fish
oil. were burning fiercely. The fire then extend-d
to the French House, a hotel in vTater-et.. and
within a few minutes the flame* had enveloped
the five f.sh stores of N. & M. Smith, the largest
fish dealers la Halifax, who had a stock valued
at $150,000.
Crowds of people who had rushed down Smith
wharf found themst^/es hemmed in with the
fire on one side and the harbor on the other, and
all bad to be taken off by launches from the
warships. By this time the satire rlty had be
gun to realize the gravity of the situation. The
entire ire department waa at th-- scene, me
Dartmouth department had be»*n summoneu,
launches filled with marines and sailors wero
putting off from the warships Ariadne and Inde
fatigable and troops were on the way from the
garrison. '■ ..
Ai ii :ivO o'clock it looked as though nothing
could stay the flames from the main business
section of the city and the residential sec
tion beyond. Then came the shift of wind.
The gale began to veer, until shortly after ■*
. lock it was blowing the flames up the harbor
front. instead of toward the heart of the city.
The flre spread to the Dominion Coal Com
par <oal stores on Campbell I**1 ** wharf to the
south and worked across Smith's warehouses to
the G P. Mitchell Co.s on the north. The
Plant Steamship Line pier and stores were in
danger and soon the flre was in the Plant stores
and office building. There were four firms lr\
the Plant building- M. Neville, lobster packer;
the Dominion Pack Company. W. M. Ross.
M. P., office and stores, and the Plant office and
warehouse. •
By this time the government officials had as
seated full charge of the situation, for not far
ahead was the big ordnance yard, containing
thousands of tons of powerful explosives.
The district was cleared of spectators by ma
rines and troops from the sth Royal Garrison
Regiment. A party of sailors, with a company
of royal engineers, landed north of the flre. and
at S o'clock began blowing up buildings. For ,m
hour the city shook with the terrific explosions.
More than a dozen buildings, some of them
three and four stories high, were levelled, and
at 7 o'clock the flre reached the cleared apace,
where It stopped.
FOOTBALL PLAYEES BECOME BKOKEES.
The Firm of Hinkey & Butterworth Formed
in New-Haven.
[SBJ TELKURAPH TO TUB TRIIIf'NK. ]
New-Haven, Conn., Sept. Two of the
greitt«-#i footbnll players that ever wore the
Mac 'if Yale have formed a partnership in
the brokerage busings, and will soon open
offices in this city. They are Frank A. Hlnkey and
Krnnk S. Butterworth, both members of the class
of '95. Hinkey was captain of the university team
and was considered the bent end In the country.
while Butterworth 1 * ability as a fullback In known
to all followers of the game. Butterworth has been
In business here for some time, and will be joined
In two weeks by his new partner, who will come
from his present home in Tonawanda, N. T.
llinkey and Butterworth will lend their services to
the football management this fall, and their pres
ence at the Tale Field will be greatly felt, it is
■bolleved: ' •
LEITEK LOST $72,000; WON $76,000.
Result of One Night's Flay in State of
Wyoming.
(BY TEXeOBAPH TO TMK TRIBt'KE.'
eberidan. Wyo.. Sept. Joseph Letter, of Chi
cago, came up from his ranch near Clearxnont last
night- Soon after midnight he dropped Into Fred
Littleton's saloon and began playing faro. There
U no limit to the game there and Lelter was soon
deep in the play- Bets of J3.000 were made and
Jost on a single card until the Chicago man was
172.000 "to the bad. Fred Littleton was in the
dealer's fh*, lr . and both' he and Lelter were cool
and would laugn when thousands changed hands
ou a siuxie turn.
Word went around the town that plunging wan
ou at tha Turf Exchange, and soon a big. excited
crowd was watching the play. Then the luck be
pan to turn, and when the game broke up. at 4
o'clock mis morale* Lelt«r WM llm winner
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 16. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- by^
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES NAMED AT SARATOGA.
M IJJW BRITCm
ALIFAX.
HIGGISS UNANIMOUSLY NAMED.
WOODRUFF WITHDRAWS AFTER BEING PLACED IX
NOMINATION.
State Ticket Decided On in Conference Put Through Without Change —
Big Roosevelt Demonstration.
The Republican State Convention at Saratoga yesterday adjourned
after unanimously nominating the ticket named in yesterday's Tribune,
and headed by Frank \V. Higgina and M. Linn Hniee for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor, respectively.
Timothy L. Woodruff withdrew as a candidate for (iovenior just as
the mil of delegates was to he railed and after the nominating speeches had
heen made.
The platform strongly indorses the administrations of President
Roosevelt and Governor Odell, and approves the declaration of principles
adopted by the Republican National Convention.
Then- was a great demonstration for President Roosevelt, the dele
gates cheering continuously for ten minute.-,.
' Ist Tr.i.r.r>n*Tn to the nm 1
Saratoga. Sept. -The Republican St*t«
Convention to-day named the fallowing ticket:
For Governor— FßANK W. HIGGINS, of
Cattaraugus.
For Lieutenant Governor — M. LiNN BRUCE,
of New-York.
For Secretary of State — JOHN F. O'BRIEN,
of Clinton.
For Attorney General — JULILS M. MAYER,
of New-York.
For Controller— OTTO KELSEY. of Liv
ingston.
For State Treasurer— JOHN G. WALLEN
MEIER, of Erie.
For State Engineer and Surveyor — HENRY A.
VAN ALSTYNE. of Columbia.
For Chief Judge of the Court of Appeale —
EDGAR M. CULLEN i Democrat), of Kings.
For Associate Judge of trie Court of Appeals
—WILLIAM E. WERNER i Republican), of
Monroe.
It was an open convention that nominated Mr.
Hlggins for Governor, and it was his or.iy
rival. ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff, who
at the dramatic moment made the nomina
tion unanimous fn a speech which paid higher
tribute and more eloquent praiM to the nominee
than that of any who had spoken for the candi
date. But this action did not come until after a.
long series of sensational and dramatic incidents
and two speeches actually nominating the
Brooklyn leader. When, however, it became
clear that the Woodruff cause was irrevocably
lost, and that only the Kings County delegation
and a handful of the old guard supporting Sen
ator Platt would stand up and be counted, the*;
the Kings County leader, pledging loyal support
to hi« rival, withdrew amid applause which
came from his supporters and his opponents
alike and In such fashion as to make party har
mony certain.
As usual, the Republican cohorts were slow In
assembling. It was lone after It o'clock when
the bulk of the delegates finally entered the con
vention hall and, with hearty cheers, welcomed
one another. The coming of J. Sloat Passett,
the temporary chairman, called forth the first
general applause. Senator Platt, who entered on
the arm of William A. Smyth, of Owego, was
greeted with a demonstration more than usually
enthusiastic, Ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff
was acclaimed by a Kings County tumult, en
thusiastic and well sustained, while Governor
Odell. on hi* entrance, received a greeting which
surpassed all others. Individual delegations
with waving banners welcomed their favorites,
and an industrious band, together with irre
pressible galleries, wrought a stirring scene.
THE CONVENTION CALLED TO ORDER.
It was nearly noon when J. Sloat Fassett. the
temporary chairman, called tin convention to
order, and. after dispatching routine businesn.
made way for the nomination and election of
Senator George R- Malby. of St. Lawren. «
County, as permanent chairman. Escorted by
two old Republican war horse*. Congressman
Sereno K. Payne and Senator John Raines, the
chairman went to the platform amid great ap
plause and at once proceeded to his speech,
■which is printed In another column. The speech
was well received, and when at its climax Sen
ator Malby mentioned the name of the Presi
dent there was a remarkable demonstration,
spontaneous, long sustained and frequently re
peated.
At the close of. the upeech Senator Malby was
about to proceed to the business of the con
vention, when the side doors of the hall opened,
and. headed by a band and bearing huge ban
ner* William Barnes, jr.. and the Albany dele
gation entered the hall. Carrying aloft biff
pictures of Roosevelt and Fairbanks, the dele
gation circled the hall and marched to the gal
lery. All the pent-up enthusiasm of the con
vention, was turned loose at this moment, wom
en waved their handerchlefs. men threw up their
hats, and the demonstration continued for ten
minutes.
.Wham " Chairman MaJh* called- or, the report ,
FRANK WATLAXO HTCOIVS.
(Copyright. 1903. by Plrto Mac Donald.)
of the committee on resolutions, John A. Slei
cher. of New-York, took the platform and
«m;d growing disorder read the brief docu
ment, which is printed elsewhere in this Issue.
Derplte the disturbance, several planks were
heartily cheered, but Mr HleiCUliri voice was
Inadequate, and the majority of the convention
could not hear him. He was frequently inter
rupted by loud cheers and calls for '•Woodruff."
Senator Edgar T. Hrackett, of Saratoga, re
ported the hide contest, that In the XlXth Ah
sembly District of New-York and the report In
favor of the Qalgg-GUmaa delegation was unan
imously adopted without debate.
DUTCHER RESOLUTION ADOPTED.
When the chairman called for nominations for
Governor Senator Raines, recognized as a steady
and long tried legislative warrior, arose In his
place and requested the reading of the Dutcher
resolution of yesterday. This resolution pro
vided that on roUcall each delegate's name
should be called separately. Secretary R. L.
Fox, in the excitement of the moment, had mis
laid his copy of the resolution, and amid laugh
ter Senator P.atnes restated It and it was unani
mously carried. This deprived the Woodruff
supporters of an opportunity for ■ teal vote and
the convention proceeded Immediately to bust.
ness.
Amid loud cheering from the majority of the
•legation and silence on the part of the sup
porters of ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff.
Assemblyman Arthur C. Wade placed In nomi
nation Lieutenant Governor Frank Wayland
Hlgplna. Assemblyman Wade's speech was
brief, but frequently interrupted by applause.
At the close of this so 1 dress it became evident
that the Woodruff faction had finally determined
to make a demonstration of strength on the
floor of the convention, and William H. Prender
gast. the spokesman of tha Kings County dele
gation, took the platform amid a storm of ap
plause from the galleries and from the Kings
County delegation. Mr. Prendergast was in good
voice and spoke with great earnestness. When
In the midst of his address he leaned over and
pointed In the direction of Senator Platt. who sat
with the Tioga delegation in the second row.
there was an Instant response on the part of the
galleries and the Kings County delegation, and
the "Old Guard" of the Platt men stood up and
cheered lustily; but the vast majority of the dele-
Kates sat silent. It was clear that the effort was
being made to stampede the convention, and It
was equally clear that the attempt was a failure.
BROOKLYN LEADER CHEERED.
When the speaker finally named the Brooklyn
leader all hi* supporters stood up, but that
demonstration, carried on by not more than two
hundred delegates, finally disclosed the hopeless
ness Of the Woodruff tight. When quiet had
been restored W. W. Nlles. of The Bronx, took
the platform to second the nomination of Lieu
tenant Governor Hlggins. By this time the
shouting in the gallery and the interruption of
the Kings County delegates, who kept shouting;
• We want Woodruff." "Woodruff and win." and
various other slogans, made it almost impossible
to hear the speaker ten feet from the platform.
The close of this address was the signal for
another outburst of cheers for the Brooklyn can
didate from the galleries and the seats of the
Kings County delegation. Before this had ended
Assemblyman James T. Rogers, of Broome
County, majority leader in the Assembly, took
the platform to second Mr. Woodruffs nomina
tion. The Woodruff supporters, misunderstand
ing the speaker's purpose, interrupted him again
and again with Woodruff shouts. Mr. Rogers
raised a laugh by telling a story of a green
streetcar conductor who on his first trip was
rebuked by the inspector for having rung- up
only seven fares when he had eight passengers.
Mr. Rogers said: '*; ;
"The green conductor, turning to the passen
gers, said in a rich brogue: 'Wan uv yes has
gotter to git off. 1 "
Assemblyman Rogers pnld .mother tribute to
Senator Platt. which evoked much applause,
and he elicited more by the declaration that he
neither believed nor sympathized with the- un
£oniiaue<l oa ««cMoa p«>s ~*^**x
OTTO KEZJSET.
jn.rrrs matter.
THE PRESIDENT PLEASED
Has a High Regard for Mr. Hig
gins — Took No Part in Contest.
tBT TELEGRAPH TO THE nUMJIB.I
Oyster Bay, N. T.. Sept. President Rooae
relt this evening expressed himself as highly
pleased with the nomination of Frank W. His
gins for Governor by the Saratoga convention.
The President has known Mr. Hissins for a
number of years, and hi convinced that he will
make a strong candidate before the people and
a level he.i led, courageous executive. The Presi
dent received the -..s of the nomination by
bulletin from the convention hall, probably be
fore the cheers of the delegates ha! subsided.
The President has followed the proceedinss of
the convention with deep interest, but has re
frained from takln< part in them, even by sug
gestion. Throughout the campaign prelim
inary to the convention he declined to be drawn ;
into the contest, either by word or by action,
maintaining that the ticket must be ma by
the delegates to the convention. While he re
fused to take part In any way, for or against
any candidate, he expressed himself this even-
Ing as greatly phased over the result. Mr.
Higglns was chairman of the Finance Committee
of the State Senate while Mr. Roosevelt was
Governor. Their relations, naturally, were close.
Mr. Roosevelt relying on him in many ways.
Throughout their association the President
grew to have a steadily increasing respect for
Mr. Hlggins's character and aMllty. In every
effort he made for good government, and es
pecially in the struggle which resulted in the
enactment of the Franchise Tax law, the Presi
dent, while Governor, found that Mr. Hl^glr.s.
by reason of his courage, goad sense and high
standard of personal Integrity, could be counted
on to rentier the most efficient service.
In last night's windstorm the great Republican
banner swung across Amirey-ave.. opposite the
bank, was pa ttalir blown away. In the centre
. of the b*r.n-r was a colossal American eagla
clutching In bis talons the bunch of arrows and
the ribbon lettered "X Plutibus Unum." This
morning the eagle wa* missing, hut the portra.ts
of Roosevelt and Fairbanks were not Injured in
the least. Tha President's friends are prophesy
ing - od luck to the candidates as a result of
the remarkable escape of their liltenessea. Four
years ago the McKinlev ar.>t Roosevelt banner
which hung In the same place was destroyed, by
fire
AN HEIR FOR ITALY.
Son Born to Queen Helena — Xamed
Humbert. Prince of Piedmont.
Spt, 1.". — Q::
rred of ■ son .it 11 r.' ■[. rk to-:
royal palace here. Both i
doing well. The infant 1;
of Humbert and the 'trie of Prt
Queen Helena Is the dausht«r of Nicholas, Prmco
of Montenegro, ant! -w.is married i> Klr.j? Victor
Emmanuel, then Prtaci of Naples, on October 31,
1896. Th.» first child of the King and Qu.»en. a gtri,
Yolamle. wait born am June 1. 1301. The second.
also a daughter. M.i';iM,i. was bom on November
19. 1901. Th« birth of a sen may be expected to in
crease greatly the popularity of Queen Helena
with the. Italians.
The Marquise de Fbntenoy, writing in The Trib
une on September 14 about Italy's future King, said:
Que«n Helena* baby, whose advent Is look for
thes* days, will, it is said, if ■ boy. receive the title
of IVlnce of Piedmont, borne by King Humbert
while Crown Prince. Both Kins and Qtieen are
stated to have abandoned tNMr former intention of
Inventing the child with the title of Prlr.ce of
Rome, and it is partly with -i view of avoiding any
pretext for endowing him with this 111 omened dig
nity that arrangements have bei«n mads for the In
fant's birth to take plaoe at Rsjccoalgt rather than
in the Kternal City.
It Is said that King Victor Emmanuel has come
to the conclusion that to style his son and hfir
Prince of Rome would be something aki tt> tempt
ing fate. For. in . the first place, such a dignity
would handicap the" Infant from the very outset of
Its existence wttlv the antagonism or the Roman
Cithollc Church, since the title i:i itself would con
stitute a perpetual reminder of what la regarded by
the Papacy as an ail of sacrilegious uy<urpatli>n.
and tend to Interfere with these negotiations mac
art* now in progress with a view to a modus vi
vendl between rnurch and state
Then. too. the title would evoke memories of the
111 fated Klr.s «•? Rome son of the first Napoleon
and of his -Austrian consort, the Empress Marie
Louisa,
Th« present King himself bore ihe title of Prince
of Naples until his accession to the throne. But it
was not a popular title. Just by reason of its betes
in a measure usurped, since it served to call atten
tion to the fact that the late King Victor Emman
uel had taken advantage bt the revolutionary move
ment of Garibaldi against the Bourbon King of
Naples to annex the latter's dominions to his own.
Prince of Piedmont Is assuredly the moat appro
print* tltlo for the hop* of the House of Savoy. For
Piedmont is. so to speak, the cradlo of its race.
PRISONERS FOR 20 YEARS.
Tibetan Captives Released — One
Thought He Was To Be Tortured.
Lhasa, Sept. 10. via Gyangtse. Sept. 15.— Ac
cording to the treaty between the British an I
the Tibetans, signed September 7. prisoners on
both sides were released to-day. The occasion
afforded a picturesque ceremony. Some of the
prisoners released by the Tibetans had been in
captivity over twenty years.
One old man, who waa imprisoned for assist
ing Sarat c'handradas. had been kept \i\ a dark
dungeon and had gone blind. He at flrat re
fused to credit the fact that he was receiving
his freedom, and thought that he wm being led
out for torture.
WORLD'S FAIR; DON'T MISS IT.
aW»a»aesanythlng ever before attempted. Su
perfc train service via Pennsylvania Railroad. Low
rat T-- kj € _ "- Excursions every Wednes-
PRICE THREE CENTS?
E. m. CTt.I-Eir.
GORMAN TO TAKE CHARGE
PARKER PERSVADES HIM.
Taggart Xot Consulted — Grout c*
Stanch field the Choice.
After a conference in which ex-Judgw
Parker, Senator . ex-Senatof
. F. Sheehan and Thomas F.
. part yesterday, it was decided
virtually have
ox the Democratic na
hairman Taggart was)
■cratic candidates for Got
-rerday except
Ex-Senator HiU
I . disposed oi the Je-
Charles C. Black was nominated tor
Governor by the Democratic convention
of Xcw-Jersey. The platform adopted de
clared for "equal taxation," especially of
railroad property, and attacked alleged
Republican extravagance in State affairs.
It was learned that the urgent need of
saving Ir.iliana with the use of money took
Chairman Tag^art west.
a goH Democnt, told
-upport Roosevelt in pref»
cer.
SHEEHAN PISHED KNIFE.
He Wm Determined to Get Rid of
Thomas Taggart.
Ex-Julgv? Parker. Senator Gorman. Henry O.
Davis, William F. Sheehan and Thomas F".
Ryan, of the Metropolitan Street Railway Com
pany, ar a three-hour conferer.ee yesterday la
Mr. Parker'3 suite at the Hotel Astor decided
practically to supersede Thomas Taggart, chair
man o? the national committee, with Senator
Arthur P. German, of Maryland.
The action was taken without the knowleds?
of Chairman Taggrart. who left town on Wednes
day ni^ht to comult the managers of the Stats
campaigns in Indiana and Illinois.
It is the intention of the Parker-Sheehan'-
Ryan men to ke*»p Taggart ia the West. If pos
sible. His three personal friends^ ex-Senator
James K. Jones, of Arkansas; Charles A. Wash,
of lowa, former secretary of ■.•» national com
mittee, and J. G. Johnson, d Kansas, a Bryan-
Hearst man— will be asked to keep away from
the national commtttee headquarters. They are.
suspected of coolness toward the Parker can
vass.
li is not known that ex-Senator HiU took A
hand in the revolution yesterday. Mr. Hill did
not visit national headquarters, and he dM not
c*U! oa Mr. Parker. It is takes for granted that
h-? knew of the plans of Mr. Parker and his
friends, as he spent a day a: Esopus the early
part of the \vet-k.
One of the remarkable features of this moat re*
markable development at national headquarters
was that it waa not until It became certain that
Chairman Tag^art would go to Indianapolis that
Mr. Parker consented to come to New- Tors.
When the newspapers on "Wednesday said that
Mr. Parker would come to New- York to consult
the leaders and possibly afterward in like sev
eral campaign speeches some of the Parker men
got frightened and denied that Mr. Parker was)
comings Urer Woodson. secretary of teh na
tional committee, culled up Mr. Parker on the)
telephone and learned that the visit was con
templated, and that it would be yesterday. Bb>
so announced it.
To make sure that Mi personal Interests would
be protected. Chairman Taggart recently, with
out consulting William F. Sheehan. chairman of
the executive committee, appointed Messrs.
Jones. Walsh and Johnson to the staff at head
quarters, with - keas men on guard he felt as 12
h* could risk a trip to Indiana, which he has)
promised to carry for Parker and Davis. The>
stories of friction between Mr. Sheehan and Mr.
Tassart reachjd Indiana, and the papers there
wanted to know about it. Mr. Sheehan unheet
tatir.gly declared that all was harmonious he»
twren himself ■i Mr. Ta^sart. It Is a fact.
known to every employ© at headquarters, that
the relations between the chairman and the) ea
ecuttve chairman are strained to the breaking
point, and th.it Mr. Sheehan has been after the)
scalp of Ism Hoosier hotel keeper for the last
two weeks. Now he's got It.
It was announced at the Hotel Axtor last nsjM
by one of the conferees at the meeting where
Mr. Taggart was "done to death." that after
the State convention had named the State ticket
next week, the* campaign in this State wwaaft
be opened with great energy, and that thereafter
there would be- nn apathy.
There is little doubt that the Parker managers
regard the tight as lost. All the indications) are
that al! fhe funds that the national committee'
can raise from hia time forward will be spent
to carry this State against Roosevelt and Fair
hanks, an.! Hlsgins and Bruce. If the Parker
men enn say? •■■.*- York out of the wreck, they
fl^nre that they can prevent the Bryan and
Hearst men from getting control of the national
committee and frcm controlling the next na
tional convention.
It is generally understood that the step takan
jeateroay waa the last ree - . . ... . .« ia s&axge

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