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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 AMOTttHS MATH3WI 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 accidental. 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 an accident. 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 to avoid. 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 trial. 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 Honthrrly uin.l«. 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 eplnal meningitis. 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. PAT CTtmv'fll Who will he brought to trial in r.mnha next Wednesday. 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 injured. 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 Together. 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. TROUBETSKOV DEAD. 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 No'_'!!:'> . 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 of self-government. 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 next offence. 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- York. 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 care. Afterword. Mr, rvlna shook hands fcolmenly with each member of ihe committee, and as sured them of his earnest Intention to make a bard fight. ••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 ough, v 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, 18 HOURS TO CHICAGO PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL Iyave* New-York daily at 3:15 p m.. arrives ChlcaCO, B:Ki a. m.: !ea\f"s ChfcaCO, 2:45 p. m., ar rives New Y.ik 3:l"i a. m. New equipment B;«ectal feature. itock-balhiateU roaUbcd.— Advt. PRICE THREE CENTS. OSBORNE GUSTS JEROME. NAMED BY TAMMANY MEN Veiled Thrusts at District Attorney Cheered at County Convention. COUNTY NOMINATIONS. For Justices Supreme Court— George L. Ingrs* ham, Henry A. Gilderslecve and Joseph E. New burger. For Justice General Sessions— Thomas C O"Sullivan. For District Attorney — James W. O«born«. For Sheriff — Nicholas J. Hayes. For County Clerk— Peter J. Oooling. For Register — Frank Gass. BOROUGH NOMINATIONS. 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 monious. 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: "It's Osborne." 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 as follows: , ■<»,■ 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 dersle 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 Vermont / Mr. Grady stopped there for the audience t*' catch on. which M did. with a inugh. and th/li be saM •And any one who is a Democrat in Vermont