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Agitation Spread* in Provinces —
Condition of Crops.
Havana. Aug. 29.— The surrender to-day of two
lB0ur«« nt leaders In the provinces of Matanzas
,nC fanta Clara end the return of a few ln-
Hjrgeni« in response to the government's offer
gf »mn«sty are vastly more than offset by the
growth of the insurgent sentiment in the country
Ihrtricts of the provinces of Havana. Plnar del
Be. gunta Clara and Santiago. Persons arrlv*
Of here from the country are unanimous in say
tnc thai the people are restless and becoming
more and more excited. There are grave doubts
«f the loyalty of recruits, and especially of
fegrn recruits, who are suspected in many
iuart«n< of a willingness to Join the rebellion,
trtth which many of their race are identified.
It if said on trustworthy authority that Gen
gtl A'.?man. Governor of Santa Clara Province,
taa telegraphed President Palma that unless
Enforcements are sent Santa Clara City Is
gkely *• Wl Into the hands of the insurgents.
The undeniable evidences of the growth of in
sarger.t sentiment are causing Increasing doubt
whether the government will, after all, be able
to cope promptly and successfully with the move
ment. There is much discussion of the pos
sibility of a peaceful settlement.- Interest
centre! 1 in a projected meeting of Cuban veterans
Slid ether prominent men to consider the ques
tion of approaching Pino Guerra and other ln
sjnjent commanders, as well as leaders of the
liberal party and members of the government,
with a view to ascertaining whether the diffi
culty cannot be settled through some compro
mise. A' the present stage of affairs, however, a
Issssraniise would appear to be out of the ques
tion, as the government continues confident that
It will so^r. be able to suppress the movement.
Many Cabana feel that patriotism demands that
gom* j!;:t..l effort be made to end the dispute
<i the possibility of Intervention by •>»«
United States.
beftig organized
under American officers, ammunition and guns
sjp being unpacked, and the historic Castillo de
Is Purta. fronting on the harbor entrance. Is
th« pcene of the greatest activity.
The insurrection in the province of Plnar del
Bio ha* spread across the mountains to the
north coast, and the town of Cabanas is now in
the hands of the Insurgents, who are reported
also to have gone in the direction of Bahla
Honda The latter place is the site of one of the
United States naval stations, but it has not yet
been occupied for that purpose- Cabanas is
about thirty-five miles west-southwest of Ha
vana, and fifteen miles by highroad from
Merlei. The district Is rich and grows sugar.
Its population in 1690 was about 4.000.
Colonel Avalos, commander of the government
forces In Plnar del Rio, left Ban Juan y Martinez
In exarch of the main Insurgent body, which con
talr* about two thousand men under Guerra
Vo news has been received to-night from Colonel
Ava.os. The government telegraph lines are In
Pino Guerra again is threatening the railroad
officials. The latter have begun the construction
ef an armored train to precede troop trains in the
threatened region.
No encounters were reported to-day in Havana
province, though email bartls are numerous. In
Matsnzas province there has been no fighting.
and In Santa Clara the insurgents evidently are
avoiding an action, since their recent defeats.
Captain Pepy Cardenas, President Palma's
perronal military aid. started this afternoon
with yx> mounted men in the direction of Guinea,
Havana province, .vith the object of encounter
ing the insurgent force commanded by Colonel
■Sbest. Asbert said to-day that he had oi*iers
If the govornment did not accede to the insur
gents demands by September IS to begin an
active campaign, destroying trains and burning
property without respect to foreign ownership.
He added:
We prefer another American intervention
which would guarantee legal elections, for which
»-c are contending. In order to avoid contact
«nh the imops an»5 v therefore, bloodshed, we are
changing camps every eight hours.
The Governor of Matanzas telegraphed this
stteißOon that General Garcia had arrived at
San Pedro de Mayabon with Colonel Leiseca
[ajor Almeida, the two lieutenants of ex-
Congressman Carlos Mendiet&'s forces, who
tartly surrendered to Garcia with their
arms, ammunition and horses.
The escort of General Betaneourt. consisting
of twelve men, while encamped at Hatlllo,
<? of Matanzas, where Betaneourt is
operating, was. owing to a mistake, attacked
by a detachment of rural guards yesterday.
inder of the tscort and a Fergeai*
swre killed and three men were wounded.
insurgents have removed the rails from
parts of the Cuban Central Railroad, in the
svjtbern part of the province of Santa Clara.
Seventeen recruits who were charged with
planning to desert to the insurgents, have been
placed in Jail here.
The cost of attempting to suppress the in
surrection up to the present has been over
The question of the effect of the rebellion
on the tobacco and sugar Interests of the island
to beeomfßjf; of vital Interest. Neither interest
has suffered to any extent as yet. and both, a?
fcr bs the actual craps are concerned, could
sun-;-.-- a conttoaance of the insurrection for
S*ne weeks yet without suffering materially.
Lvi- Marx, general manager of all the agrl
flmiral operations of. the American-British
Cnfjoratloa, paid to-day.
The insurrection eouM continue for two weeks
Bore and Mill have no effect on next winters
crop. The planting of seed beds ought to be
Beginning now. No harm will happen if this
«osk is deferred for a fortnight, but after that
♦> mast have men to pufh the work. We ran
flvf. pen' rally speaking, six weeks' growth to
*•• ; ■■.:•;*> in the seed beds, six weeks more
Slier ; laming, and begin rutting the tobacco In
the la«t of November and continue into Kebru
£ry. Jn the mean time men ar* needed, of
course, to prepare the ground; but the tobacco
croj. ivili be practically vi affected If the insur
ftjci winds up before September IS.
U-ashington, Aug. -'.'- A telegram received
M ih* StaSj Dep^unent late to-day from Mr.
Elefjj. r. ihe American charge at Havana, re
• Porte that a band of 'il-i 1 -- Cuban Insurgents, lad
•y C» • i is Marquetti, a Metro member of the
*Viiaii < '0:1 jrrefs, on Tuesday mad-? a raid on
*'• M^rcedita K-jgar i-stat^. near Cabanas, and
tojk koiw horses, Raddles and other property
* the KUjar company.
>'..+ steamer fieguranea. w.-ii- : i sails from tots port
***!» morning, will carry ■ cargo of munitions for
**>*. Cuban government, which i- the second ship
&*»♦ tram V.-.<- within a week. Lmet Saturday the
•*•*»".« r Morro Cafitle took 2.«i0,00> cartridge*. 2.0 «j
'•■••* i: ] . Jif ht rapid fire goes. The shipment to
**-" »i.: i;, ■■]■'!■ ■•> qiwsititjr at saddles, which have
•■"'- r*»fi purchased '..er<-. This* seems t<j indicate
• -» He situation U still regarded as serious.
1., -la*. oliDiirn.
Tomorrow. f«!r „i..l cooler; ....ithwrM \ n l».
Independence League Nem Party or
Club to Coerce Democrats? '•-]
Is the Independence League a new party, clean
cut and Independent, or is it only a club to co
erce the Democratic party -into nominating' Mr.
Hearst for Governor? .
This Is the question that District Attorney
Jerome last night asked of Mr. Hearst through
•he reporters, and he says he will be much
ooliged if Mr. Hearst will define the Indepen
dence League and state its relation to the Demo
cratic part}'. Mr. Jerome said:
Jn the revised version of Mr. Hearst's state
ment he says:
"The real issue is whether the people shall
control politics independent of the dictation of
corrupt corporations through criminal bosses."
But Mr. Hearst, even In his revised statement,
does not indicate the means to be employed in
effecting this result. Is it to be effected by the
creation tit a new party, the Independence
league, made up of membership from each of
the other parties, or is the Independence League
after all only a means to coerce the Democratic
party into becoming pure? It would seem a
very simple thing for Mr. Hearst to define what
the Independence League is and what its rela
tion to the Democratic party is.
I understand that Mr. Hearst is quoted aa
saying that hereafter he will talk only through
a typewritten statement. Of course it is dim
cult, where the brains and the person of a can
didate are not united in the same individual, for
the person alone to make clear where he does
stand, but surely in a situation as obscure as
the present one It would be possible for Mr.
Hearst and Mr. Brisbane to get together long
enough for Mr. Brisbane to tell Mr. Hearst
whether the Independence League is for the
Democratic party or against the Democratic
party. You see, those of us who are Democrats
would like to know whether the Tammany Hall
Congressman is really a Democrat or not. and
he could- tell us about this.
Moreover, after a careful 6tudy of the revised
statement of his Interview of yesterday, as pub
lished in his own organ, one cannot quite make
up 'his mind whether Mr. Hearst is a candidate
at all. In reply to the question. "Would you ac
cept the nomination of the Democratic conven
tion, Mr. Hearst?" he is reported to have said,
"I will he the candidate of the Independence
Leafrue if I run."
What does the "if" mean? Is Mr. Hearst
losing what little courage he ever had? Is he
afraid that he will destroy his Democratic
regularity? Why won't Max Ihmsen and Ar
thur Brisbane let him any whether he is or is
not'a Democrat, and whether he desires the
rehabilitation of the Democratic party in the
state, or desires Its destruction through th#»
instrumentality of the Independence League, or
desires to consolidate It with the Independence
Charles P. Murphy said he had no comment
to make on any of Mr. Jerome's statements.
"Have you read Mr. Hearst's statement in
the morning papers?" was asked.
"I have." said Mr. Murphy, "and I'm per
fectly willing to let Mr. Hearst and Mr. Jerome
do all the talking and flgrht it out between
"Do you expect to win at the primaries T'
"I can answer that statement better on the
night of September 18." said Mr. Murphy.
Strike nn Central to Enforce Em
ployment of Union Men.
The executive committee of the bricklayers'
unions of Greater New York ordered a general
strike yesterday of all the union bricklayers
on the various stations and buildings now be
ing erected by the New York Central Railroad,
because of the employment of non-union men
on contracts in the upper Bronx. The company
was rushing building in preparation for the
change of the local divisions to electrical power,
and a large force of men were at work.
The contracts affected are the buildings at
the Grand Central Station. Cathedral Heights,
150 th street and German Place and a number
•»f y mallei contracts None of the contractors
for these buildings employ non-union men, and
the strike was ordere-J to force non-union con
tractors doing work for ihe company near
Kingsßridge to employ union men.
Secretary O'Brien of the executive committee
of the bricklayers. Bald yesterday that a con
ference will he held to-day by a commit
tee of the men. the contractors and representa
tives of the railroad, at which an effort will be
made to settle the strike. If the non-union
men are not discharged he sali the Consoli
dated Board of .Business Agents will be asked
to order the union men in all the other trades
on strike.
Mr*. 0. 11. V lielmont Lost It
Overboard at Newport.
\Br Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Newport. R. 1 .. Aug. 29.— Mrs. Oliver H. P.
Belmont was made happy this evening by the
return to her of a gold purse, studded with
diamonds, which she lost overboard yesterday
afternoon in stepping from the steam yacht
Narcda to one of Captain Champion"s launches.
When the purse went overboard Captain
Champion >.;arked It with a buoy, and this
morning secured the services of a diver from the
torpedo station, and a seatch for the purse or.
the bottom of the bay was begun.
After exploring the bottom for three or four
hours the iiurse \va3 found and given to
Captain Champion, who later returned it to
Mrs. B*lrioiit. The purse contained $128 In
bills and silver, and all was Intact.
Mrs. Belmont lH«=-raJly rewarded both Captain
Champion and the diver, and uas glad to get
the purse bark, as it was a gift to her.
Alleged Thief Cut Pipes and Caused Torrent
of Water to Flow.
Water pouring through the ceiling of the
apartment of a woman living on the first floor
of No. 'JM East Il3tn street, yesterday after
norn, lei to the discovery that a burglar had
entered the empty flat above and broken off
the faucet* In the bathroom, allowing the
water to ei-eape. When tr.e woman , whose flat
was flooded went upstaiis to Investigate a
young Italian ran from the flat and out of the
house. The woman ran after him and Patrol
man Dunn Joined in the chase At ll.*kh street
Dunn caught him.
The prisoner said he was Blanco IManrhl and
I that lie lived at Mills Hotel Wo. I. Dunn
says he found a Jimmy, a lunch of skeleton
k«ys and a hammer In the prisoner's pockets.
' Arraign, d In Harlem Police Court Blanch! was
held In $1,506 bail tor further examination.
' is the Twentieth Century Limit"'!, the 18-hour train
i«tw«*n Sew York and Chicago by the NEW
YORK CENTRAL LINES. "America's Greatest
Jtn'lrnad." Leave New York 3:30 p. m.. arrive
1 Chicago at 8:20 next mornins-a night • ride.— Advt.
Cambridge Trial 21 Seconds Slower
—New Shell for Cantabs.
London, Aug. 29. — Cambridge to-day wont
over the full course over which she will meet
Harvard on September 8. rowing the distance of
a little more than four miles in 20 minutes and
6 seconds. This is better than any previous
trial of the Cambridge crew, but still fails to
come tip to the astonishing trial of the Ameri
cans yesterday. Those who saw the two trials
hold that the very slight benefit of a light favor
ing breeze enjoyed by the Americans on Mon
day was more than offset by the more favor
able tide conditions found by the Englishmen
to-day. In addition the Ca.nbridge crew was
paced for the last mile of the row by a Leander
eight, which set up a very hot pace and had
the Light Blues pretty well worn down at the
Harvard was out twice during the day. but
made no attempt to do any heavy work. In
the morning starts were practised from the line
drawn Just above Putney Bridge where the
race will start, and in the evening the men pad
dled around for a quarter of an hour. Cam
bridge did no work at all in the evening, being
given a chance to rest up after the morning's
hard work.
So disappointed were the Cambridge authori
ties at the result of the trial that it was de
cided to order a new shell at once from Clasper.
the famous boat builder.
The new shell will not be delivered until Sep
tember 4, thus giving the crew no more than
two days in which to get used to it. It will be
deeper than the present shell and broader amid
ships, though of the same length. Most of the
old oarsmen who gather along the banks of the
river to watch the practice each day regard this
move as a mistake, saying that it will bo im
possible for the men to become accustomed to
the boat.
D. C. R. Stuart, the Cambridge stroke, is
doubtful about the result of the race. He was
heard to say to-day lhat the Harvard men had
done better work so far. and that if Cambridge
is to win much polishing must be done in the
short time remaining.
Brooklyn Woman, Caught by Bal
loon's Anchor, in Deadly Peril.
Kingston, N. V., Aug. 20.— Mrs. Roper, of
Brooklyn, was caught by the anchor of a bal
loon and whirled ."><h> feet in the air over the
heads of five thousand spectators at the Ulster
County Fair at EllenviUe to-day.
Maggie Pailey, of MJddletown, N\ V.. who
has been making daily ascensions at the fair
grounds in a hot-air balloon, bad just en
tered the car this afternoon and was about to
give the oi-.l^r to cast -<tt when tin balloon
broke loose and sailed upward with the anchor
trailing. Before the bystanders could scatter
one of the anchor flakes caught in the .Irt-ss
of Mrs. Roper :'.n<t she was whipped up into the
air screaming.
The weight on the anchor rope eausr-d the
car to tip over and Miss Dailey. looking out,
taught sight of her invol'intary fellow-voyager
swinging far below, and at once pulled the
safety coid.
The balloon, which had reached ;in altitude
of JUO feet. Quickly descended and reached the
ground a quarter of a mile from the point of
ascension. Mrs. Roper struck the ground
heavily, and when picked up was- found to he
umonsclous and to have sustained fractures of
the should*-), ankle and several fingers.
Store Owner Believe ft Thieves Hid in
Building Saturday.
Borne time between Sunday night and Mon
day morning burglars looted the establishment
at No. 19 East 14th street, owned by Frederick
"Brandenburg, and carried away furs valued at
$12,000, according to th<* story told yesterday by
the owner to detectives of the Tenderloin police
station. Mr. Brandenburg believes that the
burglars ont^red the store just before it was
closed <"» Saturday night and secreted them
selves until the employes went home. Then
ihey packed the furs into sacks and took them
away mm h truck.
Wllltamsport, PennY, Aug. Miss Charlotte
Dean, leading woman of the Vallamont Park Stock
Company, was killed to-night in the elevator shaft
nt the Park Hotel. Miss Deane was from New
York City and was thirty years old.
On Labor Day. Monday, September 3. a special
train of parlor ' cars, dining car and coaches will
leave Atlantic City via Pennsylvania Riillroml, at
5-30 ■> in., tor New York, stopping at Trenton. .V a-
Brunswick, Elisabeth and Newark to discharge
\E(HU) .\i:.\u i,Y.\qjn.\G
Had Fatally Stabbed White Man in
Stable Brawl— Eludes Pursuers.
Enraged by a brutal stabbing, several hun
dred persons chased a Negro for several blocks
in The Bronx last night and made every effort
to lynch him. When the man finally dashed
into St. Mary's Park the crowd spread out and
began a systematic hunt for the Negro.
The reserves from the Alexander avenue police
station were called out. as the crowd had be
come desperate by this time, and the police be
lieved that it would carry out its threats to
lynch the man if it caught him. Soon after the
Negro entered the park he was lost to sight in
the heavy undergrowth, and up to a late hour
last night no trace had been found of him, al
though the police and a large crowd had beaten
the woods for several hours.
Shortly after 6 o'clock last night Charles
Purdy. known also as "Nigger Charlie," who is
employed as a driver by Robert Fergueson. a
contractor, who has stables at No. 50S Bobbins
avenue, in The Bronx, tied his horse at a hitch
ing post in front of the stable and proceeded to
curry- the animal. ■■■->■ *'*T. r - * '-- r — —
A few minutes later Michael Phillips, another
driver, living at 146 th street and Bobbins ave
nue, drove up with his cart and horse. He re- j
monstrated with Purdy for tying his horse at ,
the post which he had been accustomed to use I
for several weeks. ."-i>i-v. .-;--
The Negro, according to the police, insulted
Phillips and continued cleaning his horse.
From words the argument grew to blows, and I
finally the Negro threw Phillips and stabbed |
him in the back seven times. One of the thrusts i
drove the long bladcd - knife through Philllps's j
left lung. It was all over so quickly that no one ;
realized what had happened. The spectators ;
were at last brought to their senses by the feeble j
cries of the injured man. c
With a final kick at the prostrate man, Purdy
ran unmolested up Robblns avenue toward St.
Mary Park. While several of the drivers ran .
to assist Phillips, others hurried for a police- I
man, and one or two started in pursuit of tho \
Negro, who now had a good lead.
An ambulance call was sent In to Lebanon
Hospital, and Dr. Yolk, who responded, gave j
the man temporary treatment and then drove
rapidly to the hospital. The surgeons do not
believe that Phillips will recover.
Purdy. who is well proportioned" and fleet c*
foot, rapidly lengthened the distance between
himself and his pursuers, who increased in
numbers when the cause of the chase was
After the man had run about five blocks he
had a lead of nearly a block. For almost half a
mile the chase continued, with the crowd shout
ing, 'Catch the Negro; lynch him; lynch him."
Purdy then dashed into St. Mary's Park and
was soon hidden from view. .
Still undaunted, the crowd formed in small j
groups and proceeded to examine every possible ;
hiding place.. In the mean tlje the Alexander
avenue police reserves were turned out and |
hurried to the park. Although many persons j
gave up the hunt . when they saw that the po- |
lice were doing everything possible to find the 1
Negro, the majority were still bent upon wreak- i
ing their vengeance en Partly. -|
The police have sent out a general alarm for ,
the Negro, and were still searching the park at ,
a late h.mr'last night. 1
Policy on Ex-Mayors Life Would
Have Run Out Within Few Minutes.
rv.y Telegraph to The Tribunal
Kansas City. Mo.. Aug. 21>.-Dr. Shaw F.
Neely. formerly United Slates Marshal, of Kan
sas, and several tim^s Mayor of Leavenworth.
died fifteen li'inutes before a policy of $4."».tK»>
on his life expired The filing of his will yes
terday developed that fact.
Dr. Nee'y hud a policy for .*4.".<M>t> in the
Mutual life, of New York. Payments were
overdue and he had t.ik«-n advantage of the
thirty dayr" grace allov.-ed by the policy. He
died at 11:48 p. m. Had lv- lived until mid
ntght the thirty days would have expired. X
N. Cheney. St. Louis manager for the company,
.••ays the policy will be pnil.
The Steamer Princess Goes Down in
Lake Winnipeg.
West Selkirk, Manitoba. Aug. 29.— Word
reached here to-day that the steamer Princess.
the largest passenger and freight boat on Lake
Winnipeg, was wrecked at Georges Island on
Sunday night. Captain Howes and six members
vt the crew or passengers are known to have
been drowned.
Pennsylvania Railroad week end tour. September
1 Kates, covering transportation and two days'
hotel accommodations. $10 and $12. according to
hotel selected. Special train returning 6.J0 p. m.
««otember 3.— Advt.
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ty - ... Tribute .\SsOCt:u:tn.
Puts off Declaring Himself on Issues Until Reception
Speech — Conference at Nixon Home.
Police Prepare for One of the Biggest Crowds in Political History
of Madison Square Garden.
William Jennings Bryan arrived here yesterday. He refuse «uss po
litical topics, but declared in an interview that "he was not to be held responsi
ble for what other people said" about his renunciation of radicalism for conserv
atism. He said he had outlined his attitude in the speech prepared for the Gar -n
meeting to-night. He was in conference in the evening with Democratic lea >-»
at the home of Lewis Nixon, on Staten Island, where he went directly from dsi
ship that brought him over.
The police made plans for one of the biggest meetings in the history of Ma !i
son Square Garden. Thousands of Democrats are in town from all over the coun
try, and the few tickets for the meeting that are left are being distributed. Ln :zc
details of police will guard the entrances and keep the crowd back. No 0M
except those holding tickets will be allowed within the lines.
Biggest Crowd in Political History
of Garden Expected.
Practically all of the delegations who will
welcome the return of William Jennings Bryan
to the United States arrived in the city yester
day or last night, except those from the nearby
states in Xew England and Pennsylvania and
New Jersey. More prominent Democrats from
the far West, the extreme South and the inter
mediate states are in the city than have ever
been collected here at one time before.
Such a thing as bumping into a United States
Senator or an ex-Senator, a Governor or an ex-
Governor or some politician of prominence was
a common occurrence yesterday about the Hotel
Victoria. Up to late last night there were fifteen
Senators and ex- Senators and eighteen Gov
ernors and ex-Gov,ernors here heading delega
tions from as many states.
To an outsider who did not know the meaning
of the turmolS, the Hotel Victoria yesterday re
sembled the headquarters of some party bent on
a national convention with Bryan as Its candi
date. Pictures of Mr. Bryan were sold along
the streets, in the corridors and in nearby stores,
and the crowds came and went from the hotel all
day and, for that matter, nearly all night
With the coming this morning of the delega
tions from Massachusetts/Connecticut, Xew Jer
sey and Pennsylvania all of the thousands of
outsiders will have arrived and everything will
he in readiness for the reception In Madison
Square Garden to-night. How the crowds can
be accommodated there is the great question.
Seats for about twenty-nve thousand have been
given out. As each delegation conies in a de
mand is made for hundreds more than were ex
pected, but they are given with a "take yonr
chance" sort of apology from the reception com
Indications point to one of the greatest po
litical demonstrations ever held in Xew Tork.
From forty thousand to fifty thousand strangers
win be here by that time, it Is estimated, and
these, with the crowds which Xew Tork will
send to Madison Square, will make the gather
ing the largest ever seen there. At least such
are the expectations of the men in charge of the
To meet the situation and safeguard life.
Act in? Police Commissioner Waldo ha 3 ar
ranged an unusual police protection. Chief In
spector Cortright will be in command, and he
will have six hundred patrolmen under him.
"on.manded by nine captains, ten sergeants, ten
roundsmen and two Inspectors. The Garden
will be raped jff in Fourth avenue from i!6th
street to 27th street, and the same will be done
on the Madison avenue side.
None but persons holding admission cards
will bo permitted to pass through tho police
lines. Resident* will be accompanied by police
men through th* lines, and it will go hard with
any cr.e who tries to "fool" a policeman, as he
will be promptly thrown out of the lines.
The committee on arrangements made an
error in having the tickets for reserved seats
printed without indicating to which entrance
the holders should go. To prevent a massing
of ticket holders in Madison avenue therefore,
the committee informed the public that only
these holding general admission tickets would
be admitted at the Madison avenue entrance.
Holders of box and reserved seat tickets will be
admitted at the Fourth avenue entrance. Mr.
Bryan and his escort and th» press will be ad
mitted at the 27th street entrance, and holders
of gallery tickets will ante* at the 2»sth street
entrance. No reserved scats will be held after
S o'clock. The doors will be opened for re
served seat holders at "»:3l> o'clock, rind for the
general public at 7 o'clock.
Twenty-one members of the Democratic Xa
tional Committee had reached the city yester
day morning and by to-day fully thirty of the
fifty-six members will be here. Most of them
met at an informal luncheon as guests of Com
mit teeman T. E. Ryan, of Wisconsin, at the
Hoffman House at noon. Those >yho arrived
yesterday were Jefferson B. Browne. Florida;
I'rey Woodson. Kentucky; True L. Norris, New
Hampshire: J. M. Guffey. Pennsylvania; George
W. <Ireene. Rhode Island; R. E. Mountcastle.
Tennessee, and Senator Benjamin R. Tillman,
South Carolina.
Practically all of the delegations were able
to get rooms in hotels yesterday In a body, al
'utugh a few of the smaller delegations went to
whatever hotel each member desired. Colonel
William C. Greene, of the Greene Consolidated
Copper Company, and Colonel John H. Martin,
representing Arizona, were added to the recep
tion committee. They are at the Ansonia.
The Arkansas delegation arrived early. There
were about seventy-five in the delegation, headed
by Senator James K. Jones, Governor Jefferson
Davis. Senator James 11. Berry and Congress
man C. It. Brecken ridge. This delegation was
quartered at the Hoffman House.
California's delegation had only four men.
They went to the Netherlands Hotel. Milton
K. Young and George Francis Newland were
the principal members.
Connecticut's delegation will arrive to-day. It
is expected that there will be about three hun
dred and fifty in it. Several of the principal
delegates were in town yesterday arranging for
the arrival of the larger crowd
/> , D legation Go Down Wt§ to
Meet Their Leader.
William Jennings Bryan entered New Tork
Harbor yesterday in a new role. Announced
for a long time by partisans as a most con
servative Democrat, he came home as a most
silent one.
Reporters who went down the bar to meet
Mr. Bryan r*ere unable to speak with htm, but
a newspaper man who came over from Europe)
on the same ship as the Nebraskan. supplied
the following:
"A man should not be Judged by the things
other people say about him." Mr. Bryan said
when he was asked if he had ceased to become
the great radical leader of his party.
Mr. Bryan said that he was not over familiar
with the politics of the minute, as American
newspapers had been overstate by the time they
had reached him In the Orient, and were not
overfresh when he saw them while travelling
on the Continent.
Übi last few days of his trip over were de
voted to the preparation of the speech which he
will make to-day, and in which he says his at*
tltude will be defined clearly.
"Will you bring some particular Issue osiPfw
the public r* he was asked.
"Perhaps so. I will certainly touch upon the
political situation, but I cannot tainVnte the)
Issues upon which I shall dwell. This Is mot
an opportune time to forecast th* toatesrta of
my speech. To give a jjmupsts off tt heftore It to
delivered would he to weaken. If not a— troy. Its
"Is it true, according to tho reports from
abroad at frequent Intervals, that you ha.- an
nounced yourself aa thm next Democratic can
didate for the Presidency?"
'It Is not. I have never announced gsjmi I
as the candidate. If you will read tho letter
which I wrote to ex-Senator Jones a fjsj «mbJbj
ago you will find that In it I did not anaounco
myself as the candidate, although the inva
sion seems to be general. I told him. as you
will see. that I would accept the ■nmt—llwa
from the Democratic party under certain con
"My attitude at that time has not been
changed yet. and I doubt if the time win come
or circumstances occur which would lead me to
change It. I cannot see that it Is necessary for
me to say anything on that point beyond what X
expressed in my letter to ex-Senator Jones."
"Do you know that the Belmont-Rysn clique
Is represented on the reception committee?"
"No. I don't know."
"Did you not meet some politicians affiliated
with these Interests abroad?"
"I did not. 1 did meet some well known
Americans, but I cannot answer for their po
litical or business relations with either Mr. Ryan
or Mr. Belmont.
"All these questions and all other political
questions will be answered In my speech, and I
do not Intend to destroy its effect by giving out
a synopsis of It at the present time"
"Mr. Bryan, what do you consider are tho
chances for Democratic success at the next
Presidential election?"
"I have been away too long to make any pre
diction. In fact. 1 am more out of touch with
the political situation than I have wished to be.
The American papers which I saw In the Orient
were all a month or more old. and those "•**>
I found in Europe were far from fresh. Bee.. - •
I do not care to make any predictions at t:-. »
time. You know what political predictions are.
anyway. Read the announcements before else
tion of campaign managers, and then contrast
them with the election returns, and you wfl| see
how valuable and accurate they are."
"What Is your personal opinion?**
"I have always been a firm believer si mi
ultimate success of the Democratic party, a--vl
my faith grows firmer each year. The policies
of the Democratic party are right, and the edu
cation of the people to them Is growing yearly.
It is not easy, however, to fix the time of the
complete education of the people and the ulti
mate success of the Democratic party."
"But what are the principles of the Demo
cratic party Nearly every Democrat appears
to] have a different set."
"I've said that I have nothing to say about
politics," snapped Mr. Bryan.
"Do you believe that the administration of
President Roosevelt has In any way Increased
ti.e prospects of the success of the Democrats
"I believe that Mr. Roosevelt has taught tho
people that the principles of the Democratic
party are right."
Mr. Bryan was asked if he considered Mr.
Roosevelt to be as radical in his views as he is.
To this he rvplfevi with a suggestive shrug:
"That all depends on one's point of vtow.
What one person would consider radical another
would call conservative."
"Well, do you consider yourself conservative?"
was next demanded. "Your friends cf late bar?
been declaring that you possibly were in dansec
of becoming ultra-conservaltve."*
"You should not hold any one responsible for
what other people say about him." he decmrr V
Mr. Bryan was Just about as loqu^ kmj bsjJ|

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