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SCOII MATHEWS SUICIDE.
ACCIDENT, FRIENDS SAY.
Believe Laxcyer Fell While Under
Influence of Sleeping Draught.
The shocking death yesterday morning of
Arir.ita^e Mathews, ex-Alderman and secreta-ry
of the Republican County Committee, prevented
tne beginning: of his trial on an indictment for
conspiracy in the criminal branch of the Su
preme Court. He was killed almost Instantly
by a fall from the window of his bathroom on
the second floor of the Florence apartment
house No. 355 Central Park West, a few mm
tPiww trial was stopped by his death yesterflilT-
utt* before 8 o'clock yesterday morning. His
Skull was crushed against the stone pavement
Cf the, court separating the Florence from the
adjoining apartment house in f*4th-st.
When the news of Mr. Mathewp's death spread
In th» city it was generally believed that he
had committed suicide. To many persons his
dealt peemed to be a confession of guilt. Later
lnvei»M?ation led Coroner Brown, to declare his
belief that the fatal fall of Mr. Mathews was
Friends and political associates of the dead
man were emphatic last evening in saying that
the theory of suicide was lmpossib'e in view of.
the circumstances surrounding his death.
The *ffect of the death, of Mr. Malhews on
the candidacy of District Attorney Jerome for
re-election absorbed the attention of politicians
of the city last night. Republican leaders who
■were friends of the dead man declared that he
had been hounded to his death by Mr. Jerome.
They paid the prosecution of Mr. Mathews had
■been pushed as a political move to break, down
opposition to Mr. Jerome in the Republican
County Convention, which Is to meet to-night.
They asserted that Mr. Jerome's course had
made bis lndorse.ment by a Republican conven
tion impossible, whether the death of Mr.
Mathews was to be regarded as a suicide or aa
Republican, leaders In Ne-w-Tork County said
last night that if Mr. Mathews had lived they
would have opposed the indorsement of Mr. Je
rome, partly because of Mr. Jerome's refusal to
aid la the nomination of a fusion city ticket.
They had been anxious to prevent Mr. Mathews
beinp forced to trial before the Republican Coun
ty Convention -was held, they said, because there
was a feeling- that Mr. Jerome -was using the
prosecution of Mr. Mathewa as a club against
the Republican organization.
Mr. Mathews'G death, they paid, had Intensified
the feeling to such an. extent that an Indorse
ment of Mr. Jerome would drive many thousands
of Republican voters from the tick't.
Mr. Mathews was a, bachelor and occupied an.
apartment with his aged and invalid aunt. Miss
Elizabeth Arm it age. who came to this city from
Ireland to live with him after the. death of his
mother six years ago. Margaret Kane, a
woman of middle age, was their housekeeper.
The decision of Justice Stover, in Erooklyn,
on "Wednesday, denying an application for a
change of venue and removing th« stay of trial
was a blow to Mr. Mathe-ws and to his counsel,
since it forced the beginning of the trial on the
day before the meeting of the Republican
County Convention, something the politic,.: as
sociates of Mr. Mathews had strongly "^slred
Mr. Math«ws -was nervous while he afttr.ded
to duties In the headquarters »? the County
Committee- at No. 1 Madison-aye . Wednesday
afternoon, but he did not seem to b« In low
spirits or afraid of the outcome of the trial.
BUFFERED FROM INSOMNIA.
Early to the evening Mr. Ma-thews dined with
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gray, and to Mr.
Gray, a political and business associate, he
talked crma<3ently about his coming trial. From
Mr. Oray*B house he went to the Riverside Re
jmfclican Club, In "West 97th-«t.. remaining there
untn after 10 o'clock, and then going home.
His nervousness had increased during the even-
Ing. and he told some of his friends at the club
that he would be obliged to take a sleeping
powd«r, as he had been Buffering from in
■eajnla for weeks. It was known, In fact, that
Da Vortrarg. his physician, had prescribed pow
ders to enable him to sleep.
Half an hour before Mr. Mathews was killed,
a (pedal deliver^ letter was handed to him
"by the housekeeper. He went to the door of
Mi room In his bathrobe to get it, and he
finned as he read It. Later it was ascertained
that the letter was from a friend, bidding him
t» confident of acquittal at Ms approaching
l*ter Mr. Mathews must have carried a morn
taj otwepaper from his room to the bathroom.
a« the paper was found there, open at a place
in which his coming trial was mentioned.
Mr. Mathews had made no start to dress hlm-
Mlf for breakfast when he entered the barh
rostn. although he tiaA an appointment to meet
his friend. Congressman William S. Beonet. and
Isave the house with him at 8:30 a. m.
Dr. Charles A. Hanson, living In the apart
ment house next door, was la his bathroom
and looked out into the court. He saw the
Window of Mr. Mathew/s's bathroom go up and
ka-.v Mr. Mathews put his bead out as if eager
to get some fresh air.
Dr. Manson had turned aw^ay from his own
window a minute or fo when he beard the
sound of a body striking en the pavement of
Is* court. He opened his window, look- down
nd caw Mr. liathews lying with livid, upturned
«i*. Hastily putting on some clothing. Dr.
Mar.son ran down to th« court. He found that
Kr. Mathews' •» skull had been crushed In at the
back of the bead by striking the stone pavement.
A plumber at trprk in *■'■' ■ basemenl nf tho
boiuo had run .'.:'•■ the ourt on her.r!!!^
To-day, fair; l lffht to fry>lth
WfcAVEK GETS WARRANTS
FRAUD OX CITY CHARGED.
Director Under Mayor 'Ashbridge
and Others Accused-
Philadelphia. Oct. 12.— The administration of
ex-Mayor Samuel H. Ashbridpr- «is brought
into the local political turmoil to-da>- when war
rants were sworn oui fov the arrest of Abraham
L. English, who was Director of Public- Safety
durinpr the tern of Mayoi Ashbridge, and four
others, charging them with conspiracy to de
fraud the city in connection with a contract for
the erect ior. of a smallpox hospital.
The other accused men nn j John W-. Hender
son and Henry i". Baton, of the contracting:
firm of Henderson & ro.; Philip Johnson.
a former city architect and brother-in-law of
Israel W. Durham, leader of Jh.' local Repub
lican organization, and James D. Pinley. a
cousin of Durham and a former Inspector at
the new municipal hospital. Henderson, Baton
and Flnley gave $3,000 ball for a hearing to
morrow afternoon. English and Johnson were
out of the city to-day, but friends of fhe latter
gfavo bail for his appearance. Clo.se friends of
English said to-night That be also would appear
at tho hearing.
The warrants were sworn out at the instance
of Mayor Weaver an l are based on an investi
gation covering several weeks. The investiga
tion was made by W, Bled.lyn Powell, city
architect, assisted by several other experts. No
one irtentitifd with tho prosecution will make a
statement relative t<- the manner in which th«
city is alleged to nave been defrauded. The
warrants implicate "others to the deponent now
unknown." and there is much speculation as to
the identity of the unknown men.
The contract for the smallpox hospital wa3
awarded to the Henderson firm by English in
1903, the firm's bid being SI 42.700. The build-
Ing; was completed a year ago. Johnson bad a
contract with the city, and received a commis
sion ef 5 per cent on the cost of the hospital.
In connection with the arrests. James Gay
Gordon, prrvate counsel for Mayor Weaver, re
quested that in the absence of District Attorney
John C. Bell, who recently broke his leg: in an
elevator accident, the First and Second As
sistant District Attorneys appear at the hearing
to-morrow, but they declined. They asked Mr.
Gordon, in case the accused are held for court,
to assist them in preparing the cases for trial.
FOOTBALL HURT KILLS.
Unattended Injury of Last Year
Results in Meningitis.
(By T<>>craph to The Tribune }
Greenwich, Conn., Oct 12.— William Seymour,
eighteen years old. the only son of Frank Sey
mour, the real estate dealer, of No. 175 Broad
way. New-York, died at his home at Cos Cob to
night from injuries received last year in play
ing football. He feared to tell his parents, thus
giving time for complications, and finally for
The football accident Injured his nose. Later
he had to undergo an operation, as an absess
formed bark of his eye. This summer, while
at Silver Lake, he cut "the cords of the same eye
with a steel whistle while swinging it on a
string. He again went to a New- York hospital,
and was supposed to be all right until Monday
night, when he was taken with convulsions.
PAT CROWE TO THE BAH.
CudaJqi Kidnapper Faces Trial on
Txco% Charges in Omaha.
[By TVl»gTaph to Th« Trihunel
Omaha, Oct. 12.— Pat Crowe will be brought
to trial In the District Court next Wednesday
in Omaha. The specific charge which he will
face will be that of shooting with intent to kill.
Who will he brought to trial in r.mnha next
This charge grows out of th« fight on the streets
here on« nl ht last month between Crowe and
fire policemen. in which an officer was badly
After Crowe finishes that trial he will be tried
for blackmailing Cudahy out of S2T>,oo<l by
threatening hi* son. The laws of Nebraska die
not cover the kidnapping charge at the time of
the crime accept in a nominal manner, but the
blackmailing charge will stick-
GERMAN TROOPS HE AT EX.
Hottentot* Capture Camp— Rebels
Prepare to Take Offensive.
Capo Town. Oct. 12.-Moren S o and Morris,
chiefs of the rebellious Hottentots of German
Southwest Africa, have captured Jerusalem
Camp between Warmbad and Bcuit Drift, after
-evcre fighting. in which Lieutenant Surmand
and five ij*en were killed and eight men were
wounded The Hottentots sustained no losses
and captured all the stock and stores.
Beveral Germans were made prisoners, but
after being disarmed were allowed to return to
Lieutenant General yon Trotha. commander of
tr - German forces, with b letter from Morengo
«.vinK thai the Hottentots were now in a po-
Iwon to take th ■ offensive and would tight to
th Tho ni <>rm.P parHson at Kllplaats. heartaff
that Morenso was In the neighborhood, burned
,i,,i- Pl ,,r.- deserted the post and retired to
Dewondesdam. T».«- ...„„ at Nkaas has
been strengthened by nin, hundred men and a
battery of artillery.
-,.„, trains to Chicago and * i-oj.i- i.y West
g£JS Railroad. Art « West Sbors ricfcet Asent
for pai;»»laV3.-Ail-. i.
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 13. 1905. -TWENTY.- PAGES.*, th. c SV^-Mon
TO FORCE CASTRO'S HAND
France and United States May Act
Washington, Oct. 12.— Venezuela was the sub
ject of an important conversation at the Stat*
Department to-day between Secretary Root and
M. Jusserand. the French Ambassador. The
latter has been awaiting the arrival here of the
report of Judge Calhoun, the American special
commissioner, before recommending to his gov
ernment a course of action. Judge Calhoun
has reported verbally to the President and the
S^.-retary. but he has not yet completed his
formal report upon the conditions he found ex
isting in Venezuela.
Enough is known, however, to show fhe sim
ilarity between the grievances of the Paris and
Washington governments. Whether this sim
ilarity shall find a corollary In a parallel action
on the part of the two governments to risnt
their grievances has not yet been decided.
France has informed the United States that the
course she has shaped is one of extreme pa
tience, but of even greater firmness.
It can be announced that the French govern
ment already has considered several courses of
action, any one of which it is believed would
bring President Castro to terms. No" ■: will be
adopted, however, until Secretary Root and M.
Jusserand have further considered report
of Judge Calhoun. In the mean time both gov
ernments will bide their time, letting it be
known that both are equally determined to ob
tain an early justice for their citizens.
Secretary Root spent a considerable part of
to-day in consultation with Mr. Calhoun and
Consul Plumacher of Maracaibo regarding pend
ing issues between this country and Venezuela.
This consultation followed his talk with Am
bassador Jusserand about the French Cable
Company complication. The understanding ia
thai th* Secretary is getting material for a spe
cial report to the President, which may in the
end be laid before Congress, with the purpose of
securing an expression of legislative opinion as
to the policy to be adopted by this government.
Russian Prince and Libefal Leader
Stricken at Conference.
S*. Petersburg, Oct. 12 Prince Sergius
Troubetslioy was stricken with apoplexy to
nifrht while attending a conference of M.
G^'poff. Minister of Education, and university
rectors. He died in two hours.
Prince Troubetskoy was regarded as one of the
foremost Liberals In Russia. For a long timo he
was President of the Zemstvo Congress of the gov
ernment of Moscow, and headed th« delegation
which in June last presented the petition of the
AU-Runian Congress of Zemsfros sind Municipali
ties to Emperor Nicholas, On September 15 last in
whs elected rector of the University of Moscow by
a large majority, being the firs! elected head of a
Russian university since 1380, when the government
assumed the riglil of nomination.. The < loci ion of
the Prince removed him from thr list of candidates
tor the National Assembly, In which it was hoped
he would be one of the prominent lean's ,-g, and per
haps its president. He was a Marsha! of the
WIFE WINS AT DEBATE.
Congressman and Mrs. Hepburn
Discuss Philippine Question.
[By Telegraph to The Tri»>un»l
Sioux City. lowa. Oct. 12.— Novelty, in the
form of a Joint debate, was added to the golden
wedding anniversary of Congressman S. W. P.
Hepburn at Clarlnda iast night. Mr. and Mrs.
Hepburn discussed the Philippine question be
fore their cuests.
Mr. Hepburn, who is chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee, and accounted one of the
strongest debaters In the House, proved no
match for his wife. He had the op«-:ii;ig argu
ment, in the course of which ho sain, in re
sponse to the felicitations of his guests, that
his good wife and he were iilad to get back
from the Philippines, and felt that they had
learned much on the trip. He regretted to say
that he personally had been disappointed in
the degree of Intelligence possessed by the
Filipinos, and that he believed that their limi
tation in this respect rendered them incapni>'e
Then Mrs. Hepburn took the floor. "Mr. Hep
burn has told you." «1 c said, "that the Filipinos
are Incapable of intellectual development be
yond a certain point. We were told that In the
Philippines, but i took occasion to study the
matter myself, and find that, in view of the
fact that they have bad the advantages of
American Instruction for only seven years they
have made remarkable progress. I am con
vinced that they are not only capable of thor
ough education', but of good citizenship as well."
HUSBANDS CURB WIVES' GAYETY.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune)
Indianapolis. Oct. 12.— Driven to desperation
by the numerous social entertainments which
their wives attend, two hundred husbands of
wlUiaraspor* yesterday afternoon marched to
houses where the women were visiting and pro
tested pul.ltciy. Borne of the ladles admttted
that grounds for complaint existed, and one
euchre club disbanded at once.
WILLIAM MTLLS IVIXS.
The Republican candidate for Mayor.
COSTLY FIRE IN ISLIP.
Country House of B radish Johnson
Consumed — Loss, $40,000.
Babylon, Long Island. Oct. 12;— The handsome
country hpuse of Bradish Johnson, in SufTolk
ave.. Islip. was totally consumed by fire this
afternoon. The fire is believed to have been
caused by a defective fine.
Smoke was discovered in the attic about 4
p. m. by one of the servants, who gave the
alarm. The departments from Islip. East Islip
and Bayshor* responded quickly, but. owing
to an entirely inadequate water supply and
leaky hose, were practically powerless to pre
vent the flames from spreading. The fire burned
Slowly, however, and the entire contents of the
houee were removed to the lawn. To-night th*
costly library, bric-a-brac, the family plate, a
safe containing jewelry and a large sum of
money are piled up on the lawn.
The flre is still burning, but as early as o
o'clock the firemen realized tnat their efforts
w< re useless. The loss is more than $40,000.
The house a large frame Colonial edifice, was
built about thirty years ago. It occupied a
site overlooking the Champlaln River. Its fur
nishings were very elaborate, and it was occu
pied by the family a large part of each year.
Mr Johnson was in town attending to busi
ness and other members of the family were
lunching at a friend's house when the news of
the fire reached them. Mrs. Johnson, assisted
by Miss Evelyn Parsons, her niece, superin
tended the removal of the furnishings. A large
crowd gathered and members of the summer
colony along the South Side came in automobiles
anrl carriages, and aided in fighting the fire.
The Rev. and Mrs Ralph L. Bydger. of St.
Mirk's Church- Lister Delgarcia. M. F. Whor
?on and other, of prominence were among those
who did valiant service.
MOSCOW CALLED QUIET.
Troops Disperse Crowd*- -No Men
tion of Casualties.
Moscow, Oct. Aside from affrays at the
Dobroff and Nabboltz factories between the
strike and anti-strllca factions and an incident
in Troit.cky-st.. where an insan - gendarme ran
arruck and emptied his revolver without, how
ever doing -Vny injury, there were no special
troubles here to-day, and the Strike has taken
a peaceful turn.
Troops and police dispersed gatherings in the
factory districts several times In the course of
the day but they found no occasion for the use
of arms The ferment is spreading to factories
both Tside and outside at Moscow, and the
u v\i« iii the preparatory school* are threaten
ing to Strike. Th» bakers have resumed work.
BOY KILLS MOTHER'S ASSAILANT.
Twelve-Year-Old Slayer Says Previous In
suite Led to Vengeance.
Memphis. Oct. 12 -Robert Robertson a
twelve-year-old boy., of Mississippi County. Ark.,
to-day "shot and Instantly killed William New-
Boni as the latter was in the act of assaulting
the boy s mother. The lad surrendered to the
Sne'rlff, and said that Newton, had aU'-mpto.i
nrevious assaults on Rpbertson s mothei and
cist'r. and he had .sworn to kill Newson, on the
GETS VOICE TO FIGHT RUK,
Prohibitionist Kentucky Colonel Recovers
Speech and Takes Nomination.
[Bj Telegraph '• Tn '' Trihun-. I
Owensboro. Ky.. Oct. After going three
VP-irs without being able to speak a word
Colonel J. M. Holmes has suddenly recovered
his voice He was writing a letter declining the
Prohibition nomination for Mayor because of
hi« affliction when a Question was addressed
ni. and \., his surprise be WW aWt to answer
In a loud and, . k-ar voice. He will mak< we
race for Mayor
HENRY A. C TAYLOR QUITS NEWPORT.
my Teles**!* t.< r '" Tribune.]
Newport ort. 14 At a meeting of the Board of
UdermeV yesterday an attorney representing
Henry A C Taylor requested that bis name be
stricken from the voti.u; list of Newport as he was
no longer a rftte«i of Newport and bad taken up
hi, M re.ld.nc. in Portsmouth Th.3 action on
ti-o ..art of Mr. Taylor was prcdlctod some -.a>s
L, o i, is Intimated that he made the change
mouth known as the '"'•'■ Farn> .
PLATT'S SALARY^NOT GARNISHEED.
[rvT ..l,;n.-/, to The Trlbunr 1
Omaha. Oct. 12 The district court this after
noon dismissed Mac Wood's £****»*»**'
Senator Platts salary as president of United
d,,,,... Fxnress. Company, which was attached
?l w,! liniv ago »hen she filed a suit
by her * om * "p, vt t The suit itnelf still holds.
JSff^SSSSSSi feature being tried
.'a ii. at West Point to morrow: up by Hud«on
rRt 8*42. buck by rail. *-' M -
W. M. IVINS FOR MAYOR.
WILL LEAD REPUBLICANS.
Formally Accepts Nomination. In
sisting on a Free Hand.
After a two hours' conf T«nce at the Republi
can Club yesterday afternoon, the committee
to fill vacancies on th.- Republican tic*
lected for Mayor William M. Ivlns. 8 w- V
known lawyer, author, an 1 pnbßctet DISCHS
sion of various names resulted in the unani
mous selection of Mr. Ivins. who. .rilled on the
telephone before formal steps were taken to
announce his selection, told the committee thai
he would accept the nomination.
The place of Controller on tho Republican
ticket is still open. Only one thing hSS be-n
decided.. It will go to Brooklyn. Men were un
der serious consideration last night They were
Abraham Abraham, member of the firm of
Abmham & Straus, and R. Rons Anp'.eton. This
place will be filled at a conference to be held
at the office of William Halpin .it noon to-day.
The Republican borough and county conven
tions will he held to-ntght It was generally
understood that if Tammany left Jerome ofl
the ticket the Republicans would nominate him
for District Attorney. Mr. Halpin said last
night that owing to the death of Armitage
Mathews many Republican leaders had spoken
bitterly against Jerome, but thm the situation
was unsettled. It is known, however, that
many influential Republicans nre strongly urg
ing that Jerome be nominated.
Last evening Mr. Ivins received the commit
tee at his office. Xo. 21 Wiliiam-st., and in
formally accepting the nomination, declared
that he would do everything In his power to
bring about the overthrow of Tammany Hall
and the installation of a clean rity government.
He would hold himself absolutely free to make
his own campaign on hi? own issues, he de
clared. Speaking informally after the notifica
tion, Mr. Ivins said that he thought the Re
publican party had an excellent chance to win
In this campaign.
"We've got far more than a fighting chance."
said he. "on the issues as I see them and shall
present them. What are those issues? Well,
you'll have to wait for my letter to see that."
Mr. Ivins is no novice at politics, particularly
on the scientific aspect of municipal govern
ment. He served as City Chamberlain under
Mayors Grace and Hewitt: made an exhaustive
study of municipal conditions in fhis country
and Europe; wrote a detailed report of his
studies, and has conducted legal investigations
of every city department at various times. Al
though for the last ten years an enrolled mem
ber of the Republican party. Mr. Ivins always
has been independent in his political views.
"I began life as an independent Republican."
said he. "I voted the Democratic ticket for
Grace. Hewitt and Cleveland, but since then
have been a regular Republican."
The nominating committee- gathered at Mr.
Ivins's office late last evening. There were pres
ent William Halpln, chairman: L. L,. Fawc«-tt.
Leander B. Faber. George Cromwell, William
Berri, Edward Lauterbach. Samuel Strasberger
and Smith Pin«. Mr. Ivins"s partners and his
brother also were in attendance when Mr. Hal
pin. advancing to the centre of the room, said:
Mr. Ivlns, on behalf of the committee appointed
by the Republican City Convention to lift vacancies
in the nominations of that convention. I am pleased
to inform you that you have been unanimously
chosen by that committee as the candidate of the
Republican party for Mayor of the city of New-
Your selection by that committee has been de
termined by the same purpose as was evidenced by
the nomination of Charles K. Hughes by the Re
publican City Convention — to offer the people of
this rity as a candidate for Mayor a man of honor
able and distinctive achievement in behalf of our
people, one of unblemished repute and with a
proven capacity and ability to properly meet the
responsibilities of the oOce of Mayor of this city.
Aside from the general interest you have always
taken in municipal affairs, your official position In
the government of the < Id city of New-York dur
ins: the terms of three mayors has afforded you
the experience to deal intelligently with the prob
lems of our government, and the repute you ac
quired during th*» same period as to the character
of your achievements will afford to the people of
this city assurance of the faithful care all their
Interest's will have in your administration as Mayor".
Our pl.itform maintains the traditions of our
party, giving expression to the evils which menace
the interests of our city in th« self-evident work
ing arrangement between the present city admin
istration and some of the public utility corpora
tions; it off. a complete remedy for 'he exac
tions and injustice imposed up'n the city and Its
inhabitants by the lighting trust, and pledges the
administration to secure the enactment of laws
which will best safeguard the interests of the city
as to all future subway franchises, and declares
that the government of the city shall be main
tained without regard to partisan considerations.
Your candHacy for Mayor in the present political
situation will fcive hoi c nn<l encouragement to all
our < Itiaen* who ire- opposed to th:- continuance
of the present administration of our city, ami I
am i*bnQ<iri:i that the great m;.?? of the Repub
lien, constituency of th!.- city wil! realize trei r
reaponMbiHti ami opporti 'it.- to drive out Tarn
mnnv centre' of our affair* for the next four years.
i;nV..<! ■•'■■■■ res! the hope*! cf Mir best citizenship
for 'Jin lionest Irtelllpent. progressive and capable
iimitniVtrotion 'if ihrir ••ffalra <iurine the term nt
the n.-xt Mayer of the city of New-York.
Mr. ivins read his speech. He said:
1 have Jusi returned from Kurope. and know
nothine of the history of the campaign prior to the
last few days. I have devoted many years to mu
nicipal affairs, but had no Idea of again taking an
• ■ ctiv. nnrt In political life Still, I am. us I have
ulwav* been a determined opponent of Tammany
Hall"ard all that it stands for, and if •■■'' wish
mo""to lead the fiK'ht for clean and pffl ;ienl city
co\ eminent I shall 6o so en-TRetlcally .an tear
lesslv upon the uiidcrstanding thai I am to con
duct" ; i>> campaign,. and that I shall, in the event
of .i«eV":o'i be absolutely •!••»■ at al! times fo ad
minister the -ov.-ninv-n- Independently of 'all son-
Bidcraliona except that of the public weliare. l
regard the non nation as an honor, and snail, at
an early date, take th« oßportnnfty. tea letter of
acceptance to formul«t< the issue.; a.> : I fee them.
and to declare mor* in detail the principles which
will govern m- administration, if I am elcetea.
Meanwhile centlemen. our work win be to secure
i full registration. This should nave your first
Afterword. Mr, rvlna shook hands fcolmenly
with each member of ihe committee, and as
sured them of his earnest Intention to make a
••I BhaU do everything my business and T.y
health will permit roe to undertake to win in
this campaign." s>.id he. -I believe the party
has a food chance."
William Mills Ivins. the Republican candidate
for Mayor of this rttr. Grsl became widely kn-wn
n» counsel In rhe Fasten InvestfsaMng committee.
At that time he was practising law in Brooklyn,
but soon after moved hi* law office to this bor
Mr. Ivins Is nbout fifty-five years old. li- wn
one of th'- first BTadtiatea <>f A.ielr.ln Academy.
Brooklyn. or ■■■ short time be was employed by
the firm of D. Appleton «v- Company, and later en
tered Columbln University Low School. Having
completed the course, he was admitted t<> the bar.
i-i 1373, and to practice before the S>ir>renio Court
of tbo t'iiited States six years later. Three yean
piter his admission to the bar he became known
as one of the most active opponents of the Mc-
Laufthlln Democracy. For five years, prior to 18S9,
he was Jii<l»e Advocate, tirst of the ."th Brigade,
and later of the 3d Division if the N. G. S. X V..
and contributed a seilf? cf articles on military law
to the Albany Law Journal
Upon the organisation of the St.ite Bar Associa
tion. Mr. Ivtna was made on*- of the original neif
bpr-< cf the executive committee Be Is also ■
member of the Bar Association of this city. For a
time he was a law partner of Qeneral Roger A.
Continued on •i-rnr.-l pair,
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OSBORNE GUSTS JEROME.
NAMED BY TAMMANY MEN
Veiled Thrusts at District Attorney
Cheered at County Convention.
For Justices Supreme Court— George L. Ingrs*
ham, Henry A. Gilderslecve and Joseph E. New
For Justice General Sessions— Thomas C
For District Attorney — James W. O«born«.
For Sheriff — Nicholas J. Hayes.
For County Clerk— Peter J. Oooling.
For Register — Frank Gass.
For Borough President— John F. Ahearn.
For Coroners— Julius Harburger. Dr. George
F. Shrady. Peter P. Acritelli and Peter Dooley.
Jam»9 \V. Osborne was nominated for Dis
trict Attorney by the Tammany County Conven
tion at Tammany Hall last night. That wa-»
the predominating feature of the convention.
whose action has been awaited with intense m
e«=-. District Attorney Jerome had no cham
pion in the convention, an! his name was not
mentioned. John F. Mclntyre. who nominated
Mr. I -born^. said that on January 1 the present
District Attorney would be succeeded by a-
Tammany Hall Democrat He made several
veiled thrusts at Mr. Jerome, all of which were
uproariously applauded. The temper of the con
vention wa--- unmistakably hostile to Mr. Jerome.
His friends in th» executive committee were
talked down. Thomas F. Foley. James J. Fraw
ley and others, at the session of the leaders
just b-»for*> going into the convention, It is said,
made arguments in favor of his nomination.
They were of no avail.
The tragic end of Armitage Mathews had a
psychological effect on the situation In Tam
many Hall last night. Jerome perhaps would
have been indorsed except for that. Little was
said about it openly, but the anti-Jerome men
among themselves said that even if Jerome
were Indorsed by the Republicans the hostility
to him among th* Republican organization men
would make his election impossible. This argu
ment had more or less weight.
When the district leaders reached the conven
tion hall upstairs they looked as If there had
been something of a fight, but no one would
admit that It had been at all serious or acri
MR. MURPHY'S FIRM CONTROL.
The convention itself was a rouser. 90 far as
noise was concerned, and It was controlled ab
solutely by Murphy Apparently to show that
he could not be bothered with mere routine af
fairs. Mr. Muprphy did not attend the conven
tion. He was at the meeting of the executive
committee and fixed things so certainly that'
the machine never slippd a cog. With J. Ser
geant Cram, his political adviser. Mr. Murphy
"cut out" the convention proper and went to
Delmonicos for a "bird and a bottle." The hired"
men stayed at the hall and whooped things up
as they have not done for many a long year.
Everything went through accompanied by
cheers. All the favorites were cheered to the
echo. The Jerome problem was not settled till
the last minute. When Mr. Murphy was asked
at 7 o'clock if he would not give out the name
of the candidate for District Attorney, he said:
"It isn't settled yet. Wait till th* , ormnitt-e
makes its report. "
Mr. Osborne's name did not come out of rh»
box till after 8 o'clock, when T. C T. Train.
who had been downstairs, circulated among the
delegates and said:
There were few surprises in the other nomina
tion- Corporation Counsel D-lany is disap
pointed at not being named for the Supreme
Court bench, but he made a fine speech in
nominating Justice Ingraham, and is in line
for a nomination as soon as there is a vacancy.
The Ronner Democrats in The Bronx are furi
ous at the turning down of Register Ronner
but outside Of Th* Bronx Ronner cannot hurt
his rival. Alderman Frank Gas*, who was
nominated to succeed him.
Magistrate Charles F. O. Wahle called the
convention to order and said that ex-Civil ser
vice Commissioner Charles H. Knox would be
L temporary chairman. Secretary Thomas F.
Smitn called the roll at a clip faster than
-Christy" Mathewson can pitch. George J. Scan
nell made believe to write things at the •£»*»
table Pat Keenan, th, granddad of the 16th
Assembly District, and John B- Ha-loeher es
corted Mr. Knoi to the platform. Mr. Knox re
f .o rr ., to the nomination of Mayor McClellaa.
whom he eulogized. This piece of fireworks kept
Unfaithful veiling, clarping and whistling for a
full minute. Then he sprung the name of Her
' A Me t» but Metz was as a pinwheel to *>
Fourth of July celebration compared with the
Lou, explosion for McClellan. Patrick F. Mo-
Gownn also got a small piece of applause.
PLATFORM HITS INSURANCE.
Senator Grady handed up the convention ptat
, rm which indorsed the platform of the city.
convection and eulogized the city ticket noml
nee s. The last paragraph of the platform W»B
, ■<»,■ T ], > v ■•■ demand from the members of
Resolved, That we by the several district con
mbly "^"oSanSation a public declaration
ventlons of this ofiuch lecislatlon aa will end the
fXti^ncoSSSEnS and total disregard of the rights
v u" vh. l . • r:. fii pl»>ed in the present mistnan-
Ln?'nt ,?f the State Insurance Department an*
fnvd" roY% resolute, scrupulous and constant su
!>.-rvlsion of Insurance funds.
M Warl.v r'.atzfk made the first nominating:
Breech, placing Justice Henry A. Gildersleeve
In nomlnatkHi for the bench. He spoke of his
gallant record as a soldier and his twenty-eight
years' service on the bench. Thomas C. T.
Cratn seconded the nomination. The secretary
cast the ball©* of the convention for Justice Gil
Corporation Counsel Delany, amid great ap
plause placed Justice George I. m.?r,iham in
nomination. He said -the faculty of judgment
was the result of experience, and when he had
once demonstrated bis fitness for the bench he
r.U, be retained in tbo service of the people
He Sketched Justice ln»«ha»- career.^ .nd
saW the convent,,,, would confer a S reat honor
!>n th, city b, retaining Justice liwrabam on
th- bench There was no opposition.
•,„„.., M. Bird Gardiner. "Old ironsW^"
as he wascalted «as, night. In nominating «•
ju.l-.. Joseph K. Netrburger. said that reform
admtaistm^ns In^rlal raised tax burdens.
and th people were g»«d to return to Tam
i;!;,; senator Jacob Marks seconded th.
""n'^rThon,^ F. Grady was uproariously
received as he took the platform to nominate
L Senator Thomas C OSulMvan for Judge at
G noral Sessions to succeed Judge Newß«*er.
'••The gentler Dan I have named." said Mr.
Grady ***■ » Democrat of unquestior.able an 4
anquestloned character He whs a Democrat In
Mr. Grady stopped there for the audience t*'
catch on. which M did. with a inugh. and th/li
•And any one who is a Democrat in Vermont