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jftOmcan Advise* Peace— Says lie
Knew of Plot.
T the Peoplo «f t ho Cit y of New York:
" 0m assured that the usual car service to
f my Island will bo resumed on Saturday
orrting. August 18, with ■ full complement
cf ear*.
pending a settlement in the courts of the
j rS j differences In regard to the fare, I ask
m patrons of the railroad to bo patient and
tj refrain from disturbance, believing that
ihfir rights will bo conserved.
The receipt for faros in dispute, to which
ivtry passenger who pays double fare is en
titled, will fully protect passengers against
pecuniary loss in the event that the courts
decide in their favor. A copy of this receipt
It appended. Respectfully,
P. F. M'GOWAN. Acting Mayor.
-t? Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company made
jj^ugeroerita yesterday with Borough President
Oolfr to test through mandamus proceedings the
wstion of the double far* to Coney Island, and
, decision of the Court of Appeals is expected
ma. Acting Mayor McGowan. who devised
gg system by which the extra fare may be paid
inject to decision of the Court of Appeals, is
gsti sa appeal to the people of the city to re
gain from disturbance and await the result of
£, legal action.
He say* that his rebate scheme saved the city
j-a seme cf the most disgraceful riots in Its
jUitory- He had positive knowledge, he said, of
tptot to tear op the railroad by the roots and
joy th« conductors and "Inspectors" In the
Tly Information comes from a most authentic*
jcaree." said the Acting Mayor. "Certain gangs
nre to board the cars In such numbers as to
site resistance as effective as possible. It was
ti>eir plan to refuse a second fare, and if the
obi irere switched off to a elding, to reduce the
as to matchwood."
JCr. McGcivan refused to discuss Justice Gay
ser'B explanation of his attitude.
-Oh. I won't criticise Justice Gaynor." said
at "1 might be arrested for contempt of court.
Hot a spectacle that would be— the Acting
Kiyor of the city arrested for contempt of
ourt ln criticising a Justice of the Supreme
pweiflent "Winter of the Brooklyn Rapid
Tnnslt Ignored all technicalities yesterday and
oßered to submit the case to Attorney General
lUTW- As soon as Mr. Coler learned of this
I- went t" the offices of his coune-l. Stephen C.
3s3fl«ln. and from there telephoned to William
F. Eheehan. In a few minutes it was arranged
M Mr. Pheehan, representins; the railroad.
trd Mr. C^er and Mr. Baldwin should gx> to
;JtaEv. They left the city on a late afternoon
nir.. They will meet the Attorney General
IBs* early this morning;.
Mr. Ooler takes President Winter's acqules
■■ in the plan to procure a writ of manda
■i a.* a personal victory. In the mean time
isnatus quo will continue in conformity with
is plan suggested by Acting- Mayor McOorran.
Be operation of the Culver Line surface cars
ptably will be resumed to-morrow morning.
Ifoa Gaynor made another statement
jererday morning. In which he stated his posl
la regarding the legal meaning: of his obiter
frtara of last Saturday.
"The company was not a party In the case be-
Sre me." he said; "consequently, the corpora-
Son is la nowise bound by my decision. Nor
m the company be forced to recognize it. As
tie situation now stands, until a ruling on tha
os< is procured from the Court of Appeals the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit is acting legally In In
tstinj ob a 10 -cent fare."
Bsmogn President Coler*s lightning change
5*1?.. a roaring lion to the meekest of doves was
-' great surprise of yesterday. Almost the first
fc!r? he said when opening his dally conversa
tion with reporters was that pending an appeal
to the proper tribunals he would advise the peo
jsiMo pay the 10-cent fare.
He backed down as gracefully as possible, In
IsßsJwny he did it he said:
"Th*rf> has he^-n a misapprehension concerning
=7att!tu<l» from the start. I have not been In
f'-'-isg anybody to anything. From the outset I
iar» r*en in favor of law and order. It is true
iat I vent to N'-rk Road on Sunday and urged
$*P*?Ple not to pay the second fare, but that
*»* bf^au=<=- I heUeveo' It to be my duty to pro
'•tttthe public in its rights, as enunciated in the
Vision of Ju=tic» Gaynor."
It Is asserted that a five-cent fare to Coney
&22<i would <iriv<> the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
&» bankruptcy to the extent of Its holdings in
at f,M Souih Brooklyn steam railroad franchises.
effect of this, it Is said, would be to change
*** lines into praoticaily their former inde
?"n<ient Byrtems, operated under their old fran
bsbbl As Independent companies they would
W able to charge a fare of three cents a mile..
?> Uneg which would be affected under these
w&Stions ar*- the Culver line, formerly the
*■*** Park & Coney Island Railroad, ex
■bsb* from 3^th and 37th streets to Coney
■•st, a distance of about six and a half miles;
tt « Sea Beach line, from 65th street. Bay Ridge,
to Coney Island, a distance of nearly seven
*"*«: the West End line, formerly the Brook
98. Eath & roney Island Railroad (the
[feather road), from 26th street to Coney
*■»«. a Oisti Dos of six and a half miles, and
c Bri *fcton Beach line, extending from Fulton
■*** «»S Franklin avenue to Brighton Beach,
<L «aa«* of wen and a half miles.
**H*trat« l!!jrt*lnbotham. in the Lee avenue
court, iiiiamsburs;. held Vice-President
ssuU* VOd * >neraJ Superintendent Dow S.
j^asfi District Superintendent W. F. New
**°t 3 * lllll1 * 1100 on a charge of inciting to
th<« 2*** th * y appear before the magistrate
thtrf * rn ° On * Timothy F. Williams, one of
•It 7r1 j*" Pl * sH<>nts of the Brooklyn RapM Tran-
o _' .( ' * iso *>« in court, as a warrant was Issued
•* ■(vast with the other three officials of
* Z3 Bil *- T>r - Th * others were served with the
* by the magistrate himself,
trt a officiate enevs represented In court by Rob
-. *** Charles I, Woody, counsels for the
JS "f 1 Ra * I<l Transit. They wanted the hear
•-•sta « rre<s for several days, but the magis
oj, j,* 8"*8 "* th * charge against the prisoners was
' ej ••>.!•;. ; £ nature that they ought to have
Pure, Healthful, Refreshing
" The Queen oj Table Waters"
a Rp«edy hearing. In commenting on tho caso
the magistrate said:
mtttt?ll!s^ lmv< eot to BtOD - An °* us .have
in M^n^i I " o "">ries. and I have no hesitation
cw?i that ha ' th decision of the Supreme
Uw r.« * aßallut the P e °P le and ln favor of
with - k company, we would find a soldier
«fh« a bayonet on th* front platform, and an
car« r on the rear to force the operation of the
* -ill.".
£Jn am Informed by the public press that you
nan with joy an opportunity of getting a deci
sion other than the one of Judge Gaynor. which
you have elected to ignore. The District At
torney In our county says that the prosecuting
omcer holds the decision of Judge Gaynor as
flnaL I therefore suggest that as a special
term of the Supreme Court is now sitting, that
a writ of habeas corpus against my commit
ment to attest the whole question be sued out.
I will send all the papers to the Special Term:
the defert.iants can reriialn here until your pa
pers are perfected; I will communicate with the
District Attorney.
I want to say to the people of Brooklyn that
the law will be enforced, that the people of the
State of New York will demand respect for the
law. and that rioting must cease to-day, and
that all cars that were running upon Sunday
last to Coney Island must be run to Coney
By virtue of the statute which directs the
magistrate to, I will take the necessary action
if the Police Department is unable to see to it
that cars are run. and that passengers upon the
cars are protected from their starting point to
their destination.
After Magistrate Hlgginbotham had set the
hearing for this afternoon, one of the counsel
for the prisoners said that he didn't want any
favors shown to his clients, but that they should
be treated like any other prisoners. The magis
trate, who had intended to parole the officials,
said he would comply with the lawyer's request
by holding them In $1,000 ball each.
A question arose last night over the discovery
of an old ordinance by which the Acting Mayor,
it was thought, could stop the violence on the
i cars and end the trouble. It was pointed out
that the ordinance gave the Mayor the power
( to have a man in charge of a car removed for
certain misconduct. It reads:
The Mayor shall have power, upon any com
plaint made to him, to require any car conductor
or driver to appear before him, upon notice of
at least twenty-four hours, and. if, upon in
vestigation and examination of witnesses, he
shall adjudge that said conductor or driver has
been guilty of insolence, extortion, reckless or
improper conduct, he shall notify such deter
mination to the president of the company In
whose employment such conductor or driver
may be. and thereafter such conductor or driver
shall not act as such without the permission
of the Mayor.
Another section requires that drivers of cars
shall have licenses which the Mayor may revoke
any time he may deem it expedient.
These ordinances were printed last Friday In
"The City Record." it being a matter of form to
print them every year. Some are old and have
been carried on the lists merely through failure
of the Board of Aldermen to have them for
mally rescinded. They all stand as law, how
ever, and It was said by some that under the
sections quoted the Acting Mayor could have
brought Brooklyn Rapid Transit motormen and
conductors before him, and examined them. If
found guilty of disorder he could have dis
missed them by revoking their licenses.
"B. R. T. REFUNDING 55."
Several Jokers on the curb market began to
bid up "Brooklyn Rapid Transit refunding f»s"
yesterday. A. J. Smith, a curb broker, was the
chief Joker. H«» got into the market, and with
vigor started in to bid up "Brooklyn Rapid
Transit refunding 55." Several of his friends,
who had been "tipped off" by him. Immediately
sold him these mythical securities. Smith bid
them In at 1. Within ten minutes he had
bought In about 100.000 of these alleged securi
Many other brokers, not knowing th« game.
grot in. and the bidding for the new "securities"
became spirited. In a short time "Brooklyn
Rapid Tranult refunding ss" were run up to 2%.
Smith bl£ in in all about 500.000 of the securi
ties, when a representative of a curb firm offered
to take the entire issue or any part of it at 2.
This announcement broke the market aa far as
that security was concerned. Mr. Smith then
announced that the "Brooklyn Rapid Transit
refunding ss" were the rebate tickets which the
company is about to Issue.
There was practically no disturbance along th*
Culver line yesterday. In the afternoon several
Central Office men appeared and arrested Su
perintendent Maybury for assault. The warrant
was sworn out by Edward Trainor. of No. 12
Reid avenue, who alleges that he was assaulted
on Monday.
The business men of Coney Island have been
hard hit by the fight. The total loss at the
Island since last Sunday Is estimated to be more
than 5200.000. The attendance was decidedly
less than on the rainy days at the beginning of
the season. Surf avenue, genrr.iily crowded
from curb to curb, has looked as deserted aa
a Boston street after nightfall.
Among: the heaviest losers is Bostock. the ani
mal man. He says that his receipts have fallen
off from 50 to fiO per cent because of the trouble,
■while Himllrtr reports are made by all the other
amusement peoplo.
Everybody living In th« Gravesend district has
been mur-h discommoded by the suspension of
fhe. trolley system. These cars drain the Kast
New York district *hot touched by the elevated
lines, and the suspension of the service has made
It difficult for many to go to and from work.
Another complaint Is made hy the builders
along the Culver line. Their lime barrels, bun
dles of laths and all easily carried material have
been disappearing. Investigation snowed that
the police had been halting the elevated trains
In tne early hours of the morning and loading
up the front platforms with everything they
could get to build bonfires at King's Highway
and Kensington.
Twelve persons in a car of a Culver line ele
vated train refused to pay a second fare about
9 o'clock, and the car was detached and switched
onto a siding at Gravesend. About two hundred
and fifty patrolmen stood around the car to keep
It from being smashed, but the marooned pas
sengers started a concert with a mandolin and
a violin. The greater part of the night was
whiled away in that manner.
Neither Sheriff Flaherty nor Magistrate Hlg
ginbotham went down to the scene of trouble.
Several under sheriffs were there with a sheaf of
warrants for Brooklyn Rapid Transit officials.
but found no one on whom they could be served.
About twenty persons were ejected at various
times from the cars of the Brighton Beach line
at Newkirk avenue, but there was not much dis
order attendant on the ejections.
[By Telegraph 10 The TTlbun*. J
Providence. Aug. 16— One of the few bells cant
by Paul Revere now in existence Is to be taken
from the belfry of the old Baptist Church, in
Warren, to be recast at Troy. A member of
the church will officially oversee the tank, and
W HI write an account of the undertaking for
historical purpose*.
Warsaw Patrol Wounds Thirty in
Religious Procession.
Warsaw, Aug. 16. — A boj- threw a bomb at 9
o'clock this evening into a proo< ssion which was
passing through Cholodna street on its return
from a pilgrimage to the shrine of tho Holy
Virgin at Rokttno, near Warsaw, wounding two
of tho procenitoners.
The explosion attracted a patrol of infantry,
who. without warning, fired a volley, wounding
thirty persons.
A band of. revolutionists to-day ;vt tacked a
government alcohol store, and shot and killed a
clerk and wounded two other persons. The band
tried to rob the cash drawer.
A patrol of infantry surrounded the bouse
and the revolutionists fired from the windows,
but al! of them were arrested.
Hospital Surgeons Too Weary to
Tend Wounds of Dying.
London, Aug. 17 "Tho Trilmm's" Warsaw
correspondent telegraphy a d piripiion of the
I'itiful scenes witnessed by him after the dis
turbances on Wednesday. He says:
Tho hospital surgeons, fatigued by their labors.
were unable u> attend to ail the cases, and
wounds diagnosed as fatal were left t<> tako their
course. The scenes in the morgues were hor
rible. The people, have grown callous with too
much death. Last night resulted, in an orgy of
blood in the Jewish quarter. The number ot
persons clubbed or bayonetted exceeds three
M. Vragoff Accused of Complicity
in Lieutenant's Murder.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 10.— Dispatches received
here to-day from Ponza, tho capital of the Prov
ince of Penza, which is at the junction of the
Sura and Volga rivers, report the arrest of an
other members of the late parliament, M. Vra
goff, under circumstances quite as compromising
as those in the Onipko case.
M. Vragoff is charged with complicity m the
murder of Lieutenant Petroff. of the Rural Po
lice, and the wounding of a sergeant of the same
After the return of M. Vragoff from St. Peters
burg agrarian disorders broke out at the village
of Kamenko, In which Lieutenant Petroff, who
attempted to quell the disturbances, was kilkd.
Upon the arrival of the governor and military,
M. Vragoflf and the other ringleaders were ar
rested and sent to Penza, and the village priest
was removed and confined in the monastery.
Agrarian disorders in another district of the
province of Penza led to an encounter between
the populace and Cossacks, in which one peasant
was killed and several were wounded
Moscow Soldiers Subdue Prison
Mutiny with Volley.
Moscow. Aug. lti.— An outbreak occurred to
day among the political offenders confined In
the central prison owing to the hospital con
ditions. Thft warders of the prison were unable
to cope with the disturbance and were forced to
call in half a company of the Pernova regiment,
who subdued the outbreak by a volley, which
killed two and wounded ten of the prisoners.
Russian Conspirator Fatally Hurt by
Oivn Infernal Machine.
Yalta, Aug. 16.— A r'°t to pillage several villas
here was discovered to-day by a police commis-
Bary. who, with an assistant, shadowed two
men. One of the conspirators was shot by the
commissary, whereupon the other drew a bomb
from his pocket, lighted the fuse with his cigar
and started running. He slipped, and the bomb
exploded, fatally injuring him. His last words
were: "You see we know how r to die!"
Young Woman Beaten by Russian Soldiers
Not Relative of Wadsworth Family.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 16.— The young woman
who was arrested for making a sarcastic re
mark upon the bearing of the Chevalier Guards
while they were inarching along the Nevsky
Prospect, on August 14, and was subjected to
gross indignities in the presence of officers of
the regiment, is Anna Smirnoff.
It was thought in this country at first that
possibly the Mile. Smirnoff referred to in the
dispatches was Mllo. NVlka Smirnoff, a relative
of Representative James W. Wadsworth and
Speaker Wadsworth of the New York Assem
bly, and prominent socially in Washington and
other American cities.
Mile. Nelka Smirnoff left here for Russia last
September, which gave li. 1-'1 -'- to the fears thai it
was she who suffered at th<- hands of the Rus
sian Chevalier Guards, and the State Depart
ment In Washington was asked by her relatives
to make Inquiries relative to the affair.
Odessa, Aug. 16.— Governor General ECaulbars
is daily receiving threats of assassination, and
has ordered the high military authorities not to
go out, saying that it only means that the>
will be murdered.
London, Aug. IT. The correspond! nl at Stock
holm of "The Morning Post' telegraphs that
Kock. the leader of the Red Guard of Finland,
has been drowned. He was on a small sailing
boat, bound for Sweden, which was run down
by a Swedish steamer. :<.» k and another man
were drowned. The bodies have been i v«r-vJ.
Parts, Aug. 16. Most r»1 tti< Cabinet Min
isters hay« returned to Paris In preparation for
thr cabinet council, which has been arranged for
to-morrow al Rambouillet, when, it is expected.
the Church and Stat.' .situation will be discussed
and the government's attitude clearly defined.
M. Briand, Minister of i'ul.li. Instruction and
Worship, to-day conferred v length with
Pr« mier Sarrlen.
Bombay, India. Aug. 16. Aboul five hundred
postnv n her.' struck to-day for Increased pay,
with the result that the deliveries <>f mall are
almost stopped. Warrants hay. been Issued for
the arrest of the ringleaders
A tl<""!. caused by the fall of twenty Inches "f
rain is devastating the Durbunga district. It m
feared that there nan been heavy loss of life.
The railways and roads are badly damaged.
Iyuidon. Aug. MS, A dispatch to ■ news, agency
fruiM Tangier, Morocco, say a that serious fight
ing occurred to-day between Ratsuli's men and
the Ansheriti- tribesmen at Outersoko, m-ar
Tangier. The latter were routed and fl<<i toward
AnKhf ra, losing several men killed and wounded.
Baiiili's force alfio sustained several casualties.
Trouble Between Greeks and Bul
garians Danger to Peace.
Sofia. Bulgaria. Aug. 16.— The anti-Greek
movement In Rumania and Bulgaria is daily
assuming greater proportions and threatens to
become a serious danger to peace. The Bul
garian government, it appears, will be fo?2ed
to take exceptional measures to terminate the
disturbances, which are due to the antl-Givek
feeling with which the entire population of the
principality is imbued.
The cause of the anti-Greek feeling is the
historical competition of Greece and Bulgaria
for domination in the Balkans, which was re
cently stimulated by tho rivalry in Macedonia,
which. It is alleged, lias 1>..-n artificially «n
couraged by \)\*> Turkish authorities, and par
ticularlj by the atrocities of the Greek bands.
It Is asserted that the Patriarchal Church at
Constantinople lias acted as an accomplice of
thesi bands, with the object of forcing the
peaceful population of Bulgaria to Join the Pa
t iarchal Church, and that the propaganda has
been carried out in Bulgaria by the organs of
;h»- Patriarchal Church.
The Patriarch of Constantinople nomina.ed
the <;!■•••■!•: Bishop of Varna In a manner which
was regarded by Bulgarians as insulting nnd
humiliating, and the Bulgarian authorities re
fused to perml' the Bishop to occupy the See
without the approval of the Bulgarian govern
ment The Incident aroused intense public feel
ing, and public meetings, at which the action
of the Patriarch was denounced in inflamma
tory speeches, were followed by attacks in the
Greek Church, school and monastery.
The attacks were the signal to the surround
ing country, and scenes of disorder commenced
in every district possessing Patriarchal religious
establishments. The Bulgarians drove the cler
gy from the churches and houses, and in many
instances attacked the Greeks and pillaged pri
vate property. Serious attacks were made at
Philippopolis, in Bulgaria, and at Anchialos. or
Ahiolu, a seaport of Eastern Rumelia, on the
Black Sea.
The trouble at Auchlalos arose from a meet
ins called to protest against the action of the
Greek bands In Macedonia. The Greeks armed
themselves under the leadership of the Bishop
and attacked the peasants coining in to attend
the meeting. The peasans then applied the
torch to several houses, and the flames, spread
ing, destroyed most of the town. About five
hundred houses were burned.
During the fighting and the nre seven persons
were kllUd and thirty were wounded, some of
them mortally. The troops dispersed the com
batants and a judicial Inquiry into the affair
Is now In progress. The inhabitants of Anchi
alos are without shelter and the utmost confu
sion exists there. Many of them have ion« to
the surrounding towns. Relief measures are
being extended privately and by the government.
It Is feared that there will be a renewal of the
outbreak at Phillppopolla on Sunday next, for
which date another anti-Greek meeting has been
Guests Make Hurried Exit from
Prince E discard Island Hotel.
Tracedie, P. E. 1.. Aug. 16. — Sixty guests
escaped In their night clothes from a flre which
destroyed the Acadia, one of the best known
summer resorts on North Side, last night, ac
cording to advices received here to-day. Many
of the guests lost all their effects. The Acadia
was owned by I. C. Hall, for many years United
States vice-consul at Charlottetown. The loss
was js.ono.
Inhabitants of St. Vincent and St. Lucia
Worried by Frequent Shocks.
Kingstown, Island of St. Vincent. Aug. 16.—
An earthquake was experienced here on the
night of August 14. and several shocks and
tremors were felt on 'the island of St. Lucia.
There were four shocks here on the night of
August 2, and on the ialand of St. Lucia within
the space or eight hours there were fifty-one
distinct shocks. The frequent earth tremors
since, the severe shock of last February In St.
Lucia are. causing considerable anxiety.
Bulgarian Troops Said to Have
Slain Sultan's Lieutenant.
London, Aug. 17. — A dispatch from Vienna to
"The Times" this morning states that an official
Constantinople dispatch reports that on Satur
day a Turkish lieutenant was killed by Bul
garian troops on Bulgarian territory, while in
the Kotsoma district, near the frontier. Bul
garian troops crossed the Turkish frontier, sur
rounded a Turkish detachment and occupied the
hills. ■
Fierce Battle Between RaisulVs Men
and Regular Troops.
Tangier, Aug. 16. — A fierce fight took place
this afternoon outside the gate of the city be
tween followers of Ratsuli. the Pretender, and
Anjera tribesmen. The noise of the fusillade
caused a panic, and shops were closed.
The now Pacha. El Qhast, with regular troops,
attacked the combatants and drove them away,
killing, wounding or making prisoners of several
■>f th. m.
The tiKht had its origin in a brawl In the
market place. Here the followers of Raisull had
two men killed and thre» wounded.
Berlin. Auk. 16.— George yon L. Meyer. Ameri
can Ambassador to St. Petersburg, and Mayor
tieorge B. McClellan of New York have arrived
hen .
Constantinople, Aug. Iff.— The Sultan has or
dered the release of all the prisoners in the em
pire who have completed two-thirds of their
sentences, as a maik of gratification for the re
covery of his health.
Salonika, European Turkey. Aug 16. — Al Yo
vitsn. near Fiorina, on Augual H a <Jrr-ek band
killed three Bulgarians, Including a Riri. and
kidnapped and murdered five others.

Tokio, Ana;. 16. It is now confidently asserted
here that Ihe Aleutian lalanda incident, Involv
ing the killing ami rapture of a number of Jap
••!!«'-•• peal poachers, "ill i>.' amicably settled
without the slightest complications.
Huyler has opened his twelfth ami thirteenth
stores in Greater New York. This makes thlrty
five- stores this firm now operates throughout the
United States. ! The store at Broadway and 26th
■treel will be pen evenings until 10:30 or 11. and
the more at <">! street, near Broadway, during the
theatre season, will he open till ■niilnicht At the
last named store a palm room hiis been provided,
where refreshment!! will be served at small tables.
Paterson. Aug. —The body of Siitmurnl A. Neu- '
stndt, a collector for the Metropolitan Life Inaur
anes Company, was found to-day In East Side
Park. There was a bullet wound in hi* head an.l a
revolver lay by Ills side. The police say that the
man undoubtedly contmited suicide. lie had been
despondent over business matters, it is said. Neu
stadt was prominent in the socialist party here. He
made several unsuccessful campaigns aa the social-
Ist nomla** for thol^clsla-ture.
WUIUr dUUßeturn
Denver. Colorado Springs. Pueblo
From Chicago, tickets on sale August
7th and 21st, September 4th, and daily
September 18th to 22nd, inclusive.
Liberal return limit.
$30 round trip from Chicago every
day to September 30th, with return
limit October 31st.
Correspondingly low rates from all
points cast of Chicago.
Two splendid fast trains daily over
the only double track railway between
Chicago and the Missouri River via the
Elected Commander in Chief at
Minneapolis — Heat Continues.
Minneapolis. Aug. I&— The Grand Army of the Re
public at its annual meeting here to-day elected the
following officers:
Ohio" 11 "* 1 ' 11 *' !n Chlef ~~ R - B - Br °wn. Zanesvilie.
Senior Vice-Commander- Will lam H. Armstrong.
£v . r ,-Commander-E., -Commander-E. B. Fenton. Detroit.
Chaplain in Chief— Archbishop John Ireland. St.
Surgeon General— W. H. Johnson. Lincoln. Neb.
All other officers are staff appointments, and will
be announced later by the new commander in chief.
The strongest opponents of Mr. Brown for com
mander In chief were C. G. Burton, of Missouri,
and Captain P. H. Coney, of Kansas. Both of these
■withdrew when it was seen that the election of Mr.
Brown was a certainty. Brown was then chosen
by acclamation. Several candidates were nomi
nated for senior and Junior vice-commanders, but
at the last instant all withdrew in favor of Arm
strong and Fenton. Archbishop Ireland had no
rH-al for chaplain in chief.
The new commander In chief of the Grand Army
was born in 1843. and has always lived in Ohio. He
enlisted in the lath Ohio Infantry at the age of six
teen years, and served in the Fourteenth Army Corps
of the Army of the Cumberland until he was mus
tered out in ISSi. He then re-enlisted as a veteran
soldier, and served as such until the end of the
war. He was a private throughout the first three
years of his service, and then became a non-com
missioned officer. He has always been active in
the work of the Grand Array. He is now Editor of
"The Zanesville Courier."
The business sessions were held in the Audi
torium st 11th street and Nloollet avenue, about
fifteen hundred delegates being in attendance. The
most important Questions to be taken up during the
meeting are the abolition of the canteen from the
old soldiers' homes and the proposed erection of a
monument to Henry Win. who was in command of
Andersonvllle. by the womei of the South. On the
Question of the canteen the delegates are appar
ently about evenly divided, but there is consider
able opposition to a monument to Wirz.
The report of Commander in Chief Tanner cov
ered all features of the work done by the Grand
Army during the last year. No mention was made
of the canteen question, but considerable space was
given to Wirz. and the recommendation was made
that the Grand Army enter a dignified and em
phatic protest against the erection of the monu
The commander In chief bitterly arraigned those
who., posing as the "most eminent men of the na
tion." had proved false to their trust in various
ways, but declared that among all such the name
of no Civil War veteran could be found.
He reiterated his views regarding a proper ob
servance of Memorial Day. and said that as the re
sult of his recommendations concerning the graves
of Confederates buried on Northern soil he had re
ceived a number of touching messages from moth
ers of the South whose sons are buried in North
ern soil.
Commander in Chief Tanner dwelt at length on
the subject of patriotic societies auxiliary 10 and
in sympathy with the Grand Army of the .Republic.
He said:
The time is coming, if not already here, when
we must begin to think about the property of the
Grand Army of the Republic not belonging to
posts. And it is a question whether it is not almost
time to appoint a committee to carefully consider
the whole subject, and the relations to be sustained
in future between the Grand Army of the Republic
and the Woman's Relief Corps, the Ladies of the
Grand Army of the Republic, the Daughters of
Veterans, the Sons of Veterans and other patriotio
If. in the fulness of time, these various patriotic
organizations should merge into one grand body,
what an impulse would be given to the cause we
have so much at heart, what results would accrue
to our beloved country, and. as a minor, yet very
Important, consideration, how much less It would
cost to maintain one organization in the highest
condition of efficiency, than it now costs to conduct
the affairs of the several organizations, all largely
devoted to the same object.
The proposed monument to Captain Wirz, who
was in charge of Andersonville Prison, was strongly
condemned. He said Andersonville was the prop
erty of the Woman's Relief Corps, and that no
monument to Wirz ever would be permitted upon
it. but there was no legal power to prevent any
one so disposed from purchasing a plot of ground
near Andersonvllle and erecting thereon any monu
ment that might be desired. He declared, how
ever, that the veterans of the Confederate Army
were not to any appreciable degree interested in
the movement. The whole project, be said, had its
impetus and force among the women of the South.
He deprecated the necessity for calling- public at
tention to the matter.
The successful efforts of himself and associates
before the committees of Congress to secure needed
pension legislation for Union veterans were de
tailed at length. sir. Tanner's remarks on this sub
ject being followed by a history of the effort made
at the last session of Congress t.i forcibly retire
from the public service ex-Union soldiers who had
reached a certain age limit.
The reports of Adjutant General Tweedale. Quar
termuster General Battles, Judge Advocate General
t'larlx and Inspector General Cummtnga covered
the work of the last twelve months in their depart
ments, that of the Adjutant General showing that
although the Grant! Army had lost ■;>.;>>& members
by death in the last year its membership had in
creased by 3.368.
According to the report of Quartermaster General
Prank Battles, the amount of cash received from
the retiring Quartermaster General was J9.SS3. The
total receipts during the year have been HO.SM
making the receipts for the year £»,472. The total
oxpenditurrs have been $18,115. leaving a balance in
the, treasury of $2,K7.
The hot weather, which has caused so much
suffering during the last two days, continues an
the official forecast in that ii will last through the
encampment. It is estimated by the police thai
there were over one hundred prostrations yester
day during the parade. The majority of those
prostrated were women who became exhausted
standing in the streets waiting for the parade to
Mrs. Carrie Sparkling, of St. Louis, was elected
to-night national president of the Women's Relief
Corps. Her principal rival was Mrs. Kate Jones
of New York.
St. Paul. Ays. M. The newly elected officers
of the Union Veterans' Union are as follows:
Commander in chief. Uichard L. Gorman, re-elected
by unanimous vote; first deputy commander la
chief. Major General George W. Wen worth. Ha
vernlll. Mass.: second deputy commander In chief.
General 11. 11. Carr. Wichita. Kan.: surgeon gen
em!. General R. A. Stevenson. Manchester. Ohio;
chaplain In chief. General Peter Dlckaon. Defiance.
Ohio; adjutant »*.>3ral. General H. C. Fersruson.
St. Paul: quartermaster Reneral, O metal Cus»ius
M. Rose, St. Paul; executive committee. Colonels
A. C. Huntley. of Michigan; I^owenthal of Ro-ii's
ter. N. V.; A. L. Van Auken. of Washington. D. C;
Helser. of Sydney. Ohio: 11. I* Bnow. of New Ha
ven. Conn.; William Ransom, of St. Paul ; Perkins,
or Bo»ton. and AicClurg.. of Itock I.liiid. - U» - •..
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room, «Hhtng room cr
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suites of ctjt tantl
made furultnre, char2>
ing In fitness and taste.
We are always pro-.
pared to offer suggestions for the high £ra*l9
furnishing and equipping of homes.
York, by th» «rac<» of God fre* and Independent to
Marfar*t Olivia Sage, widow; Samuel Chaptn. Earl Cha
ptn. I>wlsrht i^hapin. Angelina . Lori*. Helen Chapln. Jaa*
Chapln Munror. Frank Chapln. Homer Chasta. Fre
mont Chapin. Taylor Chaiin. Charles R. gaga, assarts*
Ann Martratr*. Carri* Jesaec. Alfrntta Blbby. Grace B.
Toroslan. Bisoa Coonrad. Mary Jane IVlcnaO. Emily
Cha.Ja-1.-k. T>-il SchoonTaker. Ellsur W. Sago. W*l— 1 B.
Holbrook. Fanny E. Crlsler. Harriet D»Ti3, OMn A. Sage.
James H. Sate, Albert H. Sas». Sarah M. Gardner. Julia
Baxter. Mary Elizabeth Geer. and all th* heirs and next
of kin of Russell Sar». deceased, send f net lag: Waaaeaa,
Margar»t O. Sac*. Charles W. Oobome and John P. Bfuna.
of the city of New York, Mv« lately applied to th* Sur
rogate's court cf our County of New Tot*, to have ■
certain Instrument in writing, bearing: dat« the eleventh
day of February. 1901. relating to both real and personal
property, duly proved as the. last will and taatameat off
Russell Sage, late of th* County of New Tot*, deceased.
therefor* you and each of you are cited to appear before
the Surrogate of our County of New York, at bis offle*
In th* County of Now York, on the 21st day of September,
on* thousand nine hundred and sis. at half-vast ten
o'clock In th* forenoon of that day. th <: aad the** to
attend th* probate of the said last will and testsfiint.
And such of you as are hereby cited, as are under th* as*
of twenty-one years. are required to appear by your
guardian. If you have one, or If you have none, to ap
pear and apaly for one to be appointed, or In the event
of your neglect or failure to do so. a guardian will be
appointed by the Surrosate to represent and set for yoa
In th* proceeding. .
In testimony whereof we hare caused the seal of ta*
Surrogate's Court of the said County of Hew York to be
hereunto affixed. Witness. Hon. Abner C
r L,al Thomas, a Surrogate of our said County of
New York, at said county, the 29th day of
July In th* year of our Lord on* Thousand nine hoadred
Clerk of th* Surrogate's Court
Attorney for Petitioners C. W. Osbora* and J. P.
Munn, IS-S1 Park Row. New York City.
D Attorneys for Petitioner Margaret <X Sage, SO Broad
street. New York, City.
York. hr th* Or»c» of God. free sad t»Sc?eadaas: T»
Ell«n Brandon. Violet Bran-lon. ArcM« Malvwutac
Johr.»on. Stella Matnwartn* Sharp*, Jlrm. £■«• £*»*>
Farah Richmond. Mr* Rob«rt Noah. Lionel Noah. Harry
F Noah, and to all p«raon9 tnt«r««t»<l is the «ssste «i
Helen Rolls Bolam. late of th» County ©r ICaw Yerx. <W
ceased, as creditors. lesato«a. next of kla or otherwise.
send greeting • You and each of you ar» hats cMsjl and
required personally to ba and appear tMfor* tv Buiio
gate of the County of New Tori, at th» Pill insjsl set
Court of sail County, held at th» Cbnntjr Ctaort Howa,
In th* County of New York, on tlie 29th dear of Septao
ter 1004. at "half-past ten o'clock In th* fur— tnm of that
day then and th«-r« to attend a Judicial settlement of th*
account of proceeding* of EW«Ila J. Kalis, as twuiUU
of the last will and testament of amid dscaeead; and
■uch of you aa are hereby cited, a* an sadar ::■... as*
of twenty-one years, are required to appaar fey your
guardian. If you have one. or If you bar* noaa, SB appear
and apply tor one to b« appot&ted. or ta tin or*at *f
your n*grlect or failure to da w, a ruardlan wUI to ap
pointed by the Surrogate to represent and act £37 Too la
the proceeding.
In testimony whereof, w* have caused the seal Ottt*
Surrogated Court of th* said Gouty at Xi»
York to be hereunto sllr— it Wllni— _ Hob.
[Seal] Abn-r C Thomas, a BuuugaSs of oar MM
County, at th* County of Naw Tort the at
day of August, In th» year c- oor £ord crt ■
thousand r.in* hundred and six.
Oric of th* danraga^**' Court.
Conttaaed from Crst pace.
reality was the government of Colomtlßa* Jew*
sided oven by President Reyes.
This constitutes hlgrh treason, an cSonco atltlis
In all countries of the world Is punished wUBk
death and infamy.
Sefior Mendoza Is at present at ZMMsw*
Water f!ap with his family.
Sefior Mendoza was appointed to the Wa^r-.i^
ton mission a little more than a year ago.
He was sent to this country by Prastffant
Reyos for the one purpose of navina; raoogataaA
■what Colombia believed to be her rights In Ptta
am.i. He worked hard, but without racceaav
As late as two months ago Seftor Mendasa a?
sur. (1 a Tribune reporter that Colombia would
continue pressing her claims until they werw
recognized. lie denied emphatically the reports
from Washington that he had withdrawn dis
satisfied from his post. lie explained that ho
had left only to go to London for the congress
of the Interparliamentary Union and would take
up his duties when he returned.
Shortly after that, however, came th© an
nouncement that Dt. Cortez had been named to
succeed him at Washington.
Senor Bfendoaa has arranged to distribute
broadcast in Colombia copies of his vitriolic let
ter. It may be, however, as is often the case.
that they have been seized and confiscated.
Under Ike circumstances the former minister
becomes by his own action an exile from his
country, at least during the tenure of President
Call Monument to AndermnviUe
Prison Captain Treason.
[By TVlmrarh to Th« Tribune]
Minneapolis. Au«. It— According to th» Union
Veteran.*' Union which held Its first session this
morning, the Daughters of the Confederacy
art- guilty of treason and will have, if the veterans
can direct It. the federal government arrayed
as iinst them if uiey persist in carrying out the
movement' for the erection of the proposed monu
ment to the memory of th» commander of AnUcr
»Mt.ville prison, Henry Wins.
The veterans passed a resolution colling; on the
National Urand Army organization to tall the pro
posal of the Daughters of the Confederacy, declar
ing that Wirz wa» tried, convicted and found guilty
ami later handed for murder, .m.l that the- proposed
act of the rso-calted Daughters of the Confederacy
Is a direct challenge of national authority. and Is.
in fact, treason." . . . The strong arm of thai
federal government will be used to prevent, v.«» sJ3

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