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AKMV HURLED AT PORT. JAPANESE AT THE WALLS. Paris Paper Hears of Deadly P attic at the Fortress. / The St. Petersburg correspond/nt of the "Matin*' sends details of a^-ad lv'Jaj«anes»» assault on Port Arthur. The dispatches are said %* have reached the Russian Empercr, but no explanation of the method of trans mission is vouchsafed. T*e Japanese are reported to have/reached the inner wall of the fortress after "inde scribable massacre./ Two Japanese squadrons, it is addol are taking part in the action. The Japanese advance on Moukden continues slowly, one army moving toward Fu Pass, abont six miles northeast of the city. Marshal Oya ma movements are closely screened by a strong line of outposts. General Hakharoff sent a dispatch which, as given oat, failed to mention fighting, and this has led to a belief that Gen eral Knmpatkin will abandon Mouk den. A Japanese detachment, an official dispatch received in Tokio said, at ticked and defeated Russian forces at Tie-Ling and San-Lung-Ku, about any miles northeast of Liao-Yang. The Russian cruiser Terek, ordered hj the Spanish government to leave Las Palinas, sailed from that port yes terday afternoon. Two British war ships arrived there yesterday morn- Ing. The St. Petersburg and the Smo lensk entered the Suez Canal. PORT ARTHUR TOTTERING. The "Matin's" Report of Attack from Land and Sea. Paris. Sept. 24.— "Matin's" St. Petersburg correspondent telegraphs as follows: Telegrams of which the general staff has as yet no knowledge reached the Emperor at 4 o'clock this morning. I can affirm that they concern Port Arthur, regarding which the great est anxiety prevail!! at court. The Japanese are now engaged In a general aesault. which is more furious than its pred ecessors, attacking th" town on three sides simultaneously and employing their whole forces, being determined to finish the business. Russian mines blew up whole battalions. Gen eral Fock especially distinguished himself, di recting the fire from the wall, which the Jap anese reached after indescribable massacre. The whole of Admiral Togo's and Vice-Ad miral Kamimura's squadrons are aiding the struggle, which, it is feared here, will be final. The besieged forces are fighting as in a furnace. A perfect storm of shell is -falling on the town, port and fortress from the whole hill and road stead. General Stoesse? is going from fort to fort, encouraging the defenders in their desper ate efforts. In Ft. Petersburg the tragic event, which per haps will terminate by a glorious fall of Port Arthur, Is wholly unknown. At court hope has ast yet been entirely abandoned. CHOLERA IN GARRISON. Grat-e Fears of an Epidemic at Port Arthur. Tilng-Chau, Sept. 23.— A Russian naval offl or here has received official advices that chol ■ ■ -■ . era .has appeared at Port Arthur. Up to Sep tember li) there were only a few cases, but lhw * were grave fears that the disease would **<3>!ne epidemic. FOUR ARMIES IN MOTION. Estimate of the Japanese Positions —Weather Improving. Moukden. Sept. 3.— The Russians are using *** balloons southeast of Moukden for the pur- Pcre of observing th* movements of the Jap ■°«*« in that direction The line of outposts «*abllshed by the Jap;»iese is so effective that "■* even the Chinese h*ve. been able to pene .****« It. It is impossible, therefore, to say dea dly how Marquis Oyana has disposed his *•"*• It is believed General Kuroki's army ■wtchea from Penslhu to Bentslapudza and ***< armies of Generals Oku and Nodzu from T «Mal along the highroad and railroad to "■•aepu. sixteen miles south of Koukden. while * toyrUl army is moving from Dzlan-Chan •■•■■ the Da Mountains. All th«we roads con ***** at Moukden. °* **» four armies thoee of Oku ana Nodzu •"•aearest Moukden. and their progres* will m*tH ** Blackened In order to give Kuiokl r u?e flanking columns time to come up. thT^i* 1111 * Oku and Nodru have comamnd or jr***- Supplies of grain and ammunition PB'e?, I from Tentei over heavy roads, ex ' to capture by enterprising Cossack raid •eataer ■dkL_ **° an Improvement In the TU >,", to * « rt * t h «JP to the Japanese. ■«'tt lo^fß, aathortt . l « here continue to ' nx-. , t , Ci^LJi? 1 " '* lU< wUI be fou « ht f^Kflen -xnoaa'% few days, but the Cbl- «■ tlUnl sjssw. mUT?. YliE *'v*ur* fair. aS'w-J fcOerviJ? «,'^ rW*- n^nnaylvanla |£JjC|fiy| "•*'* rales and hlyn C lae« eerrlcc,- SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1904.-SIXTEEX PA€ftß.~w*3 Both Rusffla and Japan have promised China that these Imperial tombs will be respected, MURDER, SAYS BROTHER. REOPENS. OLD MYSTERY. Says He Knows Sister* Slayer — May Question a Chauffeur. The authorities of Suffolk County are to he Ftirred up In the case of Frances Ruzek, who dl»d at Amityvllle, r»ng Island, under peculiar circumstances, on November 17 last. Vincent Ruzek, a cabinetmaker, of Long Island City, her brother, cays he has evidence that she was mur dered, and he has told persons In Amityvllle within tho -ast fey. d;iys that he can point his fliiger at the murderer. Ills sister's hat was bent and broken, he declares, by the blow that caused the clot on her brain and her death. Ruzek has been working on the case when ever he could spare time from his regular em ployment. He say* he will run down his sis ter's murdernr if it takes the remainder of his life. His assertions are creating g/eat interest in Amftyville. Th<-re are many singular c lr fumstaines connected with the death of the young woman, some of which point toward sui cide, and others toward murder. Th" Inquest was never completed. Frances Ruzek was twenty-seven years old She was a Bohemian. Sho worked for Mr. and •Mrs. Co^iig. of Madlson-ave. and Flfty-elghth st., Manhattan. While In their employ she fell In love with a demented man on Wards Islari 1, meeting him on her visits to a brother, also an inmate of the Insane pavilion. John Davis waa the sweetheart. Vincent warned her vainly against her affection for him. i>nd the father of Davis rauped his removal to the "l^>njj Island Home." :u Amityvllle. The young woman learned that I>avis had been taken to Amltyv.l!. and told Vincent she was going to see him. A quarrel followed between brother and FlHter. A week later she went to AmityvilU-. and none of her friends ever again saw hr-r living. John Cory, a hackinan of AmityviMe, saw her walking up and down the station platform there at 7 p. m. on November IS, apparently In dis tress. Hhe disappeared after a short time. At 7:«}O |<. m. four persons say sh<» stopped at the County Mm- Hotel, a little weM of the Amltyville railroad station, fihe appeared ill at ease, and would drink only tea. At '.♦ r m. two men returning from the Methodist Church heard a woman «< naming near the station and saw her walking toward the station platform. Just before they heard her ?■< ream one of them saw h<-r drinking from n large bottle which she threw from her. a constable was told, and be looked at the woman ai,d d<-!ded she was Intoxicated. Bhe was taken to the village Jail. Sh«- died after about thirty hours. Vincent Ruzek Identified tne body. A physi cian later found a largo knob on the upper left side of the young woman's head, caused by a blow. It was in such a place that. h<- thought, it could not lie fht result of a fall. A lnrge dot of blood on the hraln caused death. A young man who went to Amltyvlll*- in an automobile, and said he was the chauffeur for a member of a certain well known family, may know something about her death, Vincent Rusek thinks. Constables found automobile tracks be side the part of the station where the young woman was found, as If she had Keen driven to the station, t- truck on the h»a<l and left alone. Some letters addreeeed to the young woman by her mother ii r i Bohemia were torn uj> and thrown away at the far Fide of the platform as if those wl.-o disposed of her had tried hastily to remove evidence of her Identity. Dlst-lct Attorney Smith of Suffolk County said he believed the case one of suicide. BIG BROADWAY DEAL. Brewing Company of Columbus, Ohio, Buys W aid en Pell Leasehold. The Hoster Brewtnu Company, of Columbus, Ohio, has bought the Walden Pell estate lease hold. Nob. 1,420 and 1.422 Broadway. The prop erty, which comprises a three story building on a lot 2."i.7 1 ,4 by 1W5.5 feet, in opposite the Metropolitan Opera Houue. The ground and building are assessed at $150,000 and the land at $i:C».<MM.>. Kx-Sergeant Churchill conducted a saloon on the premises for some months. His lease was purchased by the Hopter company. Mr. Blake, of James Bailey's office, was the broker in the transaction. PERIODICAL MARRIAGE. George Meredith's Startling Predic tion for Wedded Life. London. Sept. 24.— A "silly .eaeon" newspaper discussion of the marriage question has provoked a remarkable statement of opinion from the novelist, George Meredith, who, In an interview in "The Daily Mull," welcomes free discussion of the subject, though, as he confesses, "every thing that ought to be said has to be cut la half." He predicts a change in the legal con ditions of marriage and foreshadows a state of society permitting marriages for certain limited periods, the State enforcing a provision of money durlnc that period to provide for and educate children, the government poreibly taking charge at this fund. Mr. Meredith says: There will be a devil of an uproar before such a. change can lie made. It will be a great shock. but look back and see what shocks there have been and what changes have nevertheless oc curred In the marriage business in the past. Mr. Meredith foresees great difficulty in Eng lish conservatism, notably revealed In criticism of America, "indicating the Englishman's per sistency in regarding any new trait as a sign of disease*. "Yet." Mr. Meredith says. "It is a sign of health, and I am very glad if *»y words of mine can help air the subject" TOMBS OF THE MANCHU EMPERORS, NEAR MOIKDEN. CAPTURE ON CAR TOP. THREE YEGG MEN JUMP. Detectives Catch Them Holding Up on Speeding Train. For some time Inspectors Walsh and Smith have had detectives out hunting for members of the "yegg" gang who for months* have worked on the freight cars which run along the Hud- Bon River, robbing persons who were stealing rides. Detective Trojan yesterday followed four men who, he says, are members of the gang, to the freight yards, at Thirtleth-st. an. l Twelfth-aye. He called Detectives McGlll and George and Agent Mcl-ane. of the railroad. AH concealed themselves in an empty freight car and watched the men's movements. When the train started, at 7:30 p. m., the de tectives went to the top of the car. The four "'yegg" men crawled along the tops of the cars until they reached an empty coal car. In this were about twenty men. who were stealing a ride to Albany. Trojan crawled over the car next to the coal car and peered over the Bide. Two «'f the "> i -Kg" men had pistols pointed at th<» crow.! mid the other two were going tfuough the men's I>o.-kets. Trojan called to his companions. All four drew their revolvers and ordered the "yegg" men to throw up their hands. The robbera ijrere surprised and dropped their pistols. A brakemun was ordered to have the train stopped, as Ing to Its speed the detectives ..erf Hnahta 10 fK*lntn the rtmttmr- When the train slowed three of the "yegg" men climbed over the side of the car and Jumped. The train was going about twenty miles an hour, and the police did not follow them. The fourth man climbed on top of a refrig erator car. Trojan wag at his he«-ls and SAW him enter the covering on top of the car and disappear. The detective followed and found the man hidden between some !<•«• boxes. He, started to light the detective, but was subdued. When the train was brought to a standstill at about One-hundred-and-eev«nUeth-st.. the de tectives arrested eight of the men who were Stealing a rid*. They were taken to the West One-hundred-and-tlfiy-second-st. station. The "yegg" men had taken JfS and a razor from Elmer !«!li:»nt and had made Harry IJun nell take off his shoes. The "yegg" man cauirht wore BunneH'a »;h-je««. He said he was Alfred Thompson, nineteen ream old, of No. 100 Ann sterdam-aye. He was charged with highway robbery. TRAIN HITS DYNAMITE. Two Men Killed and Several Injured Near Cumberland, Md. Cumberland, Md.. Sept. 23.— Fast freight No. f»4, oa the lialtlmore and Ohio Railroad, struck a wagon loaded with 7. r >o pounds of dynamlto at the crossing at North Branch, W. Va., four miles east of here, this afternoon. Two persona were killed and nine Injured, three of them seri ously. The dead are WHITBHAIR. C. Walter, front brakeman. Brunswick. PIKE. !S>lson. MartlriMinjrK. v<*t«*ran engineer: scalded all over and Internally; lived tiro hours. The Injured are: SANDERS, a. 8.. fireman. North Mountain. W. Va.; arm broken, m aM—i on face, body and hands. HAMILTON. ('liarlM, Baltimore and Ohio operator and pontmaater at North Branch; cut« In face and body. HAMILTON. Scott, nt T.lttte Orleans. Md. ; rut! In face and body, at leim nfty In number. ASH KETTLE. James). Little Orlean«: cut In face. TWIOO, Mary. Oldtown: cut In face. HAMILTON, Raymond, rut In face. BEIHERT. Maude, cut In face. I.AIN^;. James. n»ed twenty-one, who wan drivinit the dynamite wagni; cut on !*» and ear drum fract ured. The Baltimore and Ohio tower was wrecked, as were several houses near by. The commis sary of Mike Elmore. Wabash sub-contractor, and the Wabash temporary hospital, with other small buildings, were demolished. The windows of the schoolhouse and of the home of G. A. Zlmmerly, on the mountain, half a mile away, were all broken out. No house in the neigh borhood escaped damage. Engineer Pike was held under iron scraps on top of the boiler, while being slowly cooked to death. It required four men to extricate him. The explosion knocked nearly every person In the neighborhood down, hurled Hunter Bowen through a roof, but did not hurt him, and threw parts of the engine two hundred yards. Slack telegraph wires were snapped midway between poles by the concussion. PARACHUTE LEAP EHDS i.\ HEATH Female iEronaut Drowned in Lake at Phil lipsburg (Kan.) Carnival. IST TELEOHAPn TO THE THIBCKE.J Phlllipsburg. Kan., Sept. 23.- A balloon ascension and parachute lean here to-day resulted in the drowning of Mrs. ' S. H. Hendricks in the. Rock Island Lake. At 6:80 this evening the ascension took place, the balloon drifting to the northeast. When above the lake Mrs. Hendricks made the leap, thinking she could swing the parachute away from the pond, but her efforts failed, and she was burled under the parachute In twenty feet of water and- a hun dred feet away from shore. Several good swimmers plunged Into the lake as soon as they arrived, and a boat followed with two men and attempted to tow her to shore, but her body was entangled in the meshes of the cumber some parachute and capsized the boat. A second boat succeeded In towing parachute and body to the shore, where four physicians worked over the lifeless' form for two hours without avail. Before Mrs. Hendricks was out of hearing of the neoule the called out* as she sailed upward. "Hurrah for Roosevelt." and these were the last wordTtnet her friends heard her speak.' ,/--.,- but the presence of the opposing armies near them causes renewed uneasiness In Peking. SUICIDE ON ELEVATE \\ IN FULL VIEW OF CROWD. Waiter Jumps on Third Rail and Is Struck by Train. In view of a horror-stricken crowd. Paul Schmidt, twenty-eight years old. a waiter In a Harlem restaurant, living at No. 401 East Sixty-fourth-st.. committed suicide early last eveninK by leaping In front of a southbound train of the Second-aye. elevated line at the Klghth-et. station. As he fell across th* tracks his head hit the third rail. The body twitched a second, and then the forward truck of the first car of the train struck It. Detecttra Wasserman, of the Fifth-st. station, was standing on the uptown platform when the man leaped. When the train stopped, so sud denly that many passengers were thrown from thHr seat*. Wasserman looked under the for ward truck, and saw that the man wsa dead. Then the detective arrested the motorman, Adolphoa H. Mason, of No. 1,375 Lyman Place, Thy Hrorix. When BchwjMt leaped the crowd waa still With th«- horor of It. but In a few seconds wom en begnn to scream and men to shout. Passen gers In the train crowded to the windows and platforms and joined in the general tumult. Kearby windows were opened by curious per s.t;» On th* third floor of No. 158 Plrst-ave.. ii«-.irly opposite the s f :ene of the accident, a cur tain was blown against the gas Jet in the apart ment of Sol. '!n< n Jass*. Three women were loAuliMi <>ut M tbm wlwe»w» and did not notice the blase until the crowd on the station plat form ihoated t<> them. Then they ran to a l.lace of safety. Aft alarm of flre wan turned In Kii'l In two minutes the fire apparatus was /!fiK throupfh the streets. With the firemen ram* a still greater crowd. and a '-all wits sent for the reserves of the Pifth-at. station The body of the waiter was so tightly wedged under the ur that tlu.- wrecking crew labored half an hour before getting It out. CASTRO ACCUSES TRUST. Criminal Proceedings Begun Against the Asphalt Company. IKT fAHLE TO THE TRIBUNE. 1 Caracas. Best. 23. — Criminal proceedings ag&tnxt the New -York and Bermudez Company, of the Asphalt Trust, were begun to-day In the High Federal Court by the Attorney General. The government af Venezuela says it has con clusive eVMenes that the trust "Instigated, or ganized ;iud maintained" the rebellion of <Jen '•ral Manuel A. Mates against President Castro. Venezuela places the amount of damages wrought by this uprising at 50.000,000 hollvares ($10,000,000), tor which the New-York and Ber mudes Company will he liable, should It be found guilty. The action mentioned In the message from Caracas Is separate from the proceedings now pending In the courts against the New-York and Hermudez Company. This latter suit was for non-fullllment of Its contract, and the High Federal Court has appointed Ambrose Howard Camer. of this city, as receiver of the trust's Plant at Guanoco until the case is decided. OFFERS $00,000 ON STATE. A Business Man Will Bet Even on Roosevelt in New-York. Representing a business man who does not care to make a bet. but who believes that New-York will cast its electoral vote for Roosevelt and Fair banks. R F- Wilson, of No. 35 Broad-st.. offers 190.0C0 even that the Republican electors for the Stnte of New-York will bo elect «•«!. Arthur 8. Leland & Co. have 11.000 Roosevelt money for which they want IWO of Parker money. Arthur I,ipper & Co. have been commissioned to place $1,000 to $600 on Roosevelt. Parker money still continues to be an unknown quantity in Tenderloin betting circles, where bets are not made for spectacular political effect, but for business reasons. "Tom" O'Rourke. "Johnny" Consldlne and all the other well known Tenderloin sports declare that It Is hard to find men willing to take the Democratic side of a bet. ov«n at odds of 3to 1 on Roosevlt. Even at the Hoffman House. a Democratic stronghold. Parker money falls to reveal itHelf. Yesterday Marcus Mayer placed in the hands of Ed Mulcay. cashier of the Hoffman Hou.-«e $1 000 in bills, to l»- wagered on Roosevelt a election at odds of 2 to 1. and that Roosevelt would carry the State at even money. Mulcay said laut night that he could find no taker* for Mayer's offer. "Never saw betting so slow." said Mulcay. RITF.IV^n "0.000 VOLTS A\D LIVES. Employe of Hudson River Plant Thvo-.v.i Twelve Feet by thr She k IBT TELEGRAPH TO THK TRIBUNE. I Glens Falls. N. V.. Sept. ».— Frank Pinkerton. an employe of the Hudson River Water Power Com pany, at the big Spier Falls electric plant, received a shock of 30,000 volts late yesterday and Is alive to t' II of the accident. He was working In the power house among many wires, and by accident took hold of the highest tension wire, carrying at least 30.UU0 volts. He was thrown twelve feet by the shock and frightfully burned, but was conscious and will probably recover. 31 -FALO BILLS' WIFE DENIES STORY. IBT TSLECSArH TO THE TKIU'XE. I Omaha. Sept. a.— Mrs. W. F. Cody. "Buffalo Bill's" wife, denies the story that her husband has written her. suggesting that bis divorce suit he dropped. SENATE ?»0T CERTAIN. MIGHT REVISE TARIFF. States Churned for Parker Would Make Senate Democratic. [from trb tribunb sritSAr.J 'Washington. Sept. 23.— Were the Democrats to carry all the States claimed by such of their leaders as Taggart and Sheehan this fall they would control the Senate after March 4. 1905. by two votes; tariff revision, based on their plat form assertion that "protection is robbery." would become not "impossible," but inevitable, and the "Irrevocably established* gold standard would be at the mercy of such stanch "gold bugs" as Henry M. Teller. Francis G. Newlands. Fred T. Dubols. Thomas M. Patterson. Champ Clark. David A. De Armond and Henry D. Clay ton, not t». mention William J. Bryan, who hopes soon "to arrive" in the Senate. Were Parker to be barely elected President, with the votes of only a portion of the States claimed by his cam paign managers, a Democratic majority in the Senate after .March 4. 1907, the middle of Parker's term, would, in the Judgment of the shrewdest politicians in Washington, be practi cally assured. Talk In Washington over this situation turns largely on the motive which prompted Mr. Parker to say in his speech of acceptance: It Is a fact, and Is frankly conceded, that, though our party be successful in the coming contest, we cannot hope to secure a majority of the Senate during the nex^four years, and h-nce we shall be unable to »!*.—»> nny modification of the tariff. THIRTY SEATS TO FILL BY MARCH 4. Whatever may have been the Democratic can didate's motive, the fact remains that of the thirty seats In the Senate to be filled by March 4 next twenty-three are now occupied by Re publicans. One of these. n«w held by Louis McComas, of Maryland, has already been filled with a Democrat, Isidor Kayntr. and of the re maining twenty-two twelve will be elected by the legislatures of States which th^ Democrats now claim to be doubtful. Amojig the Senators who niui»t seek re-election for themselves or for Re publican successors in th«» estnbkj winter are Mf-ssrs. Aldrlch. of Rhode Island: Bard, of Cali ifornia: Clark, of Wyoming; I>epew\ of New- York; Beverldge. of Indiana; I>>triih. of Ne braska; Foster, of Washington; MnsHey. of Con ntcticut; Kean, of New-Jersey; Qtatiaa, of Wis consin; Scott, of West Vlrßtnln. .id Stewart, of Nevada. Were these twelve to be succeeded by Democrats that party would control the Senate by two votes. Mr. Parker's assertion was. therefore, at least a repudiation of the claims of his campaign managers. Perhaps no sane person believes that the Democrats can gain control of the legis latures in all the States they claim, but were they to elect the President and the House their chances of securing a majority of the Senate two years hence, when thirty more seats must be filled. Including ten now occupied by Repub licans, would be so materially enhanced that there Is no doubt among those most competent to Judge that they would attain their end. thus giving tho Democracy entire control of all the branches of the government in the second half of Parker's term. Nor does this proposition seem extravagant when it ia reflet-ted that all the federal patronage would be in their control and all the power which a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority In the House imply would be theirs. Among the Republican Senators whose terms will expire In the middle of the approaching Presidential term are Messrs. Cullom, of Illinois; Dryden. of New-Jersey: Elkins. of West Vir ginia; Mlllard. of Nebraska: Mitchell, of Oregon: Warren, of Wyoming, and Wetmore. of Rhode Island, all from States now claimed by the Dem ocratic campaign captains— all. admittedly, from States In which the Democrats will most hope fully look for victory in the event of their suc cess this fall. Therefore, a material discounting of their present claims would still leave abun dant chance of Democratic control of the Senate In the second half of the coming Presidential term. PARKER'S MISLEADING STATEMENT. In the light of these facts many Republicans are emphatic In their assertions that Mr. Parker must have permitted himself to deceive the pub lic, and especially that great element which would regard Democratic tariff tinkering as equally disastrous with the effort of that party to readjust the schedules In 1893, when he de clared that "it is a fact . . . that ... we cannot hope to secure a majority in the Senate during the next four years." Those who insist on this view declare that unqualified assertion based solely on probability would argue a loose ness of thought and a carelessness of expression hardly to be attributed to a candidate whose al leged Judicial temperament and accuracy of ex pression constitute his chief, if not has sole, qualifications for the office he seeks. They main tain, moreover, that undoubtedly Mr. Parker, feeling keenly the total inability of his party to get together on a "safe and sane" platform at St. Louis, and appreciating full well the menace of his own success which the deliberate platform assertion that "protection is robbery" consti tuted, probably felt that the end justified the Eighteen trains a day between New York and Buffalo via the sis-track New York Central or the U'esl jjli-r. Railroad.— Advt. PRICE THREE CENTS. AOII'STiON FuRfTNXEEN ODELL WANTS ANSWER. Governor Gets Good Reports — Parker and Hill May Meet To-daij. Governor Well, at the Fifth Ave nue Hotel, 1 yesterday put a pertinent question to the managers of the Democratic campaign, which .he thinks is entitled to a prompt re sponse. He wished to know "what Attorney General Ounneen, a member of all the State boards, who has ac cess to all my books, has been doing for the last two years, if all this ofil-, cial corruption that we hear so orach about from our Democratic friends had any foundation in fact." Charles F. Murphy, Victor J. Dow ling, William A. Doyle. John B Me Donald and Thomas F. Comvay visit ed Justice D. Cady Herrick at Albany yesterday. The party failed to call on ex-Senator Hill, The presence of Mr. Doyle, Senator McCarren's enemy, was considered significant. Dates for two large Republican meetings in Brooklyn were announced last evening. The first is to be on Oc tober 12, at which the nominees on the State ticket will be present. Timothy L. Woodruff will preside. Senator De pew will be one of the speakers. The other meeting will be on October 24. Judge Parker was again in confer* ence with Democratic national an- 1 State leaders at the Hoffman House. MR. ODELL'S PROPOSiriON. He Thinks It Entitled to Prompt Action by Democratic Managers.-. Governor Odell yesterday at the Fifth Avian* Hotel made a proposition to the Democratic) State campaign managers that they will not bo in any great hurry to accept. It is characterised by terseness and timeliness, and in view or all the circumstances, the Governor thinks, Is en titled to prompt action by the Democratic man agers. The Governor asks: "If all this official corruption and the perver sion of public funds that we hear so much about from our Democratic friends had any founda tion In fact, what has Attorney Genera! Cun neen. a member of all the State beards, and who has access to all my books, been doing for the last two years?" JThe impression Is spreading even among Dem ocrats that the chorus of cries about alleged Re publican corruption has been overworked by the Democratic leaders. They seemed to have for gotten that through the help of the Prohibition ists two years ago a Democrat was elected to the office of Attorney General. When Attorney General Cunneen was renomtnated his sponsor lauded him to the skies, said he was an alert. fearless and incorruptible officer, and predicted that he would take care of the Interests of the Law Department of the State with conspicuous) fidelity If re-elected. Those who seconded his nomination said substantially the same thing: It strikes the more candid Democrats around town, as It did Governor Odell. that If the Re publicans had been plundering the State right and left, as the friends of Boss-Judge Herrick asserted, the Democratic Attorney General should havd said something about it long- before) this. Now the Governor wants to know why be did not do his duty. Tne Governor waa in a Jovial mood yesterday, after receiving reports from around the State. Letters from county chairmen and town com* mitteemen say that the voters in their dlatik-f have the highest regard for Lieutenant Gov ernor Htggins. and that his record as a faith* ful public official win be atteeted by a tremea* doua majority above The Bronx. When asked about the figures he haa bees ta* ceiving for the last few days. Governor Odeit said: "The reports from the up-State hiaileis are> exceedingly gratifying." The Governor would mak ■ no i iiiiiimsil an th* rumors inspired by the democratic campaign press agents that he is goln.r to resign the Gov ernorship beyond saying that **<«y wet* ewtire* ly without foundation. A meeting of the State executive '•'WnwHttw took place yesterday afternoon at State haad« quarters. Those present were Governor Oweß. William Barnes, jr.. Colonel George W. Dunn, George W. Aldridge. Louie Stern, "William C. Warren. Michael J. Dady, Loula P. Payn Will iam L. Ward. Charles H. Murray and Edwar* Lauterbach. The campaign waa rtisnisssd in all its phases. Governor Odell announced last night that h« will leave the city for a rest over Sunday. H« did not say where he was going, but it waa said he will go to Newburg. Frank W. Higgins. candidate far Gnwmji., returned to the city last night and went to the Albemarle Hotel. The report that he would make no speeches In the campaign was denied, and It was said he will probably speak at least once In Manhattan. DATES FOR SPEAKERS. Meeting* Announced for Brooklyn —Taft and Depew to Talk. Announcement was made of Important en gagements of leading Republican orators last night. Although no large meetings were an nounced for Manhattan, dates for two meetings for Brooklyn were given out. The ftrat Is an October 12. at which the entire State ticket nominees will be present, and Timothy-I* TV od ruff will preside. The principal speaker «■ tts Senator Chauncey M. Depew. Th* otter aseat* ing will be on October 24. when William H. Taft. Secretary of War. wlil make an address. Secretary Taft will speak in Syracuse en Oc tober 2". Rochester on October 28 ai»d Buffalo on October 29. Leslie M. Shaw. Secretary of law Ti^H— 1» will speak in Oswego oa October JO, Ogdens burg on October 11. WateitsJens an ©Btatoer I.'. and Paterson. N- X. on October 13. Charles Emory Smith. ex-Postmaater General. will speak In Syracuse on October * At the same meeting John Barrett Minister to Pan ama, will be a speaker. Mr. Smtth w« apes* ■» Lancaster. Fenn.. on October S and In Wtts burg on October 22. Ex-Senator John M. Thuraton. of Nebraska, will speak in Boston en October 11. Job :•:. Hedges will be the principal speaker at n meet ing in Princeton on October 15. Sneaker Cannon, accompanied by Canrr-*s m an J. Adam Bed*, will make three spaev West Vhrgta»a-nt Huntingtonon October Parkersburg on October 17 and at Morgamov. n on October l& Than* will be day n. -' * night BMettni wttl be hekl j: Kalrmount on Oo-