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YouV ou IA'VI.-- N°-21,.5r»0. To.^crxt.ir^u^r.-.^r.r^t w^, new-york. Friday, SEPTEMBER 21. 1000. -fourteen pages.-^^v^w
fCBAX NATION IX PERI!.
r jgjime FROM me. TAFT.
Vert Conference* at Havana—
ation a Hard Task.
t . trtsMm Bept !•• — •> second dsy of eoaftr
**„ with ths leaders of the factions In the
*?*- collet has net enabled Secretary Taft
, t»s Actlrg Secretary of State. Mr. Bacon.
! Vnoaac* any plan for eompromlslng the
* |rfTT S» strenuous are the appeals of both
m Uto.r+l and Moderate party loaders that the
~ itlen becomes Increasingly complicated as
', ero tlatlens proceed. Secretary Taft said
tt-slgtot however, that ho believed when they
-ere brought fare to face with the danger of
urf independence forever, all patriotic Cubans
m m be willing to make ownogssiona. M*% Taft
tii "d at* the United States pesos emissaries
wmM /to(\ a most delicate position, and that until
am fcad made themselves thoroughly conversant
-!« tHe Cuban politic*! turmoU they oould not
jjSrtO theatres frasty In the conferences,
that possible inisOTderstaadln** might
tire a deterrent erect on the proceedings.
ya, only counsel to the political leaders given
ty j*> Taft was on the subject of not engaging
a m ttm agitation which might make lnter
vrstion by the Unites States necessary. This
sfirlw fee offers freely to all to whom he gives
tut***. regimes, of party. Mr. Taft has
rA fl« It clear that the MM States is not seek-
Mto Mm control over the island or any of
m affaire but ho has quoted President Roose
««•# letter te Minister Queßada to the effect
tMt the United State* has a duty which it can
-j>t lit* To thote whom he has met in con
'«nc* Mr. Tuft has said that now is the time
tt fiedfl* T.hetr.*r they would have Cuba live as
,»tl«n He has weighed every word carefully
j-a Us neither upheld nor opposed the prln
(M«] of either faction.
DOt-BT OF NEGOTIATORS' STANDING.
tffcether the men whom they have met In
lirtna isyrrrrTT the sentiment of the entire
juni is • Question that is troubling the Ameri
can meai«t"rs There Is some fear that even If
tsr aßtsngle-nent is straightened out here the
tercrrentt in Fanta Clara and Plnar del Rio
prm-Sice*. Ml even In Santiago, will not be sat
<s*ei Mr Taft realizes that unless the na
tl«ml sjsrtt Is aroused, th* commercial Inter
em »13 f-* ve •* confider.ee In any settlement
that ray be reached. On this prtint the media
ten a*t cor.fror.t»d with their chief difficulty,
{or no wit hs» been devised to obtain the sentl
mentt et those in the field without treating with
arm«« forces. which might be regarded as a rec
ognition cf th« Insurgents. Senator Alfredo
Zara» 1* gwertlly r**rarded as the official rep
rew:tat!vf of tb« r- hellion, but he cannot as
rsmt that tfJsti.nctlon In negotiating with Sec
m«rr Taft. a* that would make him a revolu
tMßW tat ttrmfnat" free intercourse with Pres
lt'irt Riyisfreit* r. ; refientarlvee.
Or* «i«i» from Senator Bajras*a address as
•isaiddii ef the Liberal party is attracting much
atantiee m ehow ing tho relations between that
fsrtr tsS the Insurrection. Senator Zayas said:
'Tht Lac»: parry 1s not revolutionary, but the
KSjnmrt* of revolution must become the pro
sWßa» of the Liberal party."
LIBERAL GRIEVANCES NOT FILED.
Senator Zaras has been received by M»»«crs.
and IJaron nt the home of Minister Morgan.
« M.Tlarjo. more frequently than any other of
tbf Tubitn ! -H.>rs. At to-day's visit he was cx
|r*< to r.i a brl tettlßC forth the grievances
tf the Llberr'.s. but h» pleaded for more time.
««l«1lis U : his paper to-morro v.
\ r **' Meodej Capote, the spokesman
* W J! hf 1!oflora^ Tarty, to-day filed a brief <?x
*** th* Moderate pis-ition and advancing
!H" MXr pnpotttlj for —tiling the controversy.
"^ Mr Taffs order this brief »vas sealed, and
... tn? be taken U p for consideration until It
«abe<!or.» in conr.ectir n with thf . argument Of
■»«WK>«lrig Fide.
JJ?\' r GariAnas anfl ■ Timber of the pr i nr i j
aOjT of Havana pa! 4 a leg visit to-day to
r^T Taft and Bacoa. and argued that It wns
_~' Cf th " rr! " d Ftatf ' 9 to support the roc-
The Mayor undertook to
oZ" sVreun Tafr to get in touch with the
uIIJjJJM II interei-t*. and under Mr. Taff s In
<d-otwlll direct the several business guilds
-to name c. re r rrsontative to talk with the
gators eccSder.tia'l;-. The commercial af
■WofCoba have suffered during the present
«flef cor-.ict rnor* severely, many x>eople say.
2 tnrough the T " n Y ° ars> War. Hardly a
:r-i*m has (eft Havana wholesale houses or
'!+*** b, ,he :: a ,t ten days. Financial
**•• are aght.«. and business men are await-
«l'h great anxiety an opportunity to meet
.-.r^ Taft end Bacon « who arc- expected to
r;iT e Cuba's croiiit.
•i a, Sparafh. American and other business
.*** f * ! k:r^r of uniting In a petition to
Z' ■T t astf Karon urging some radical
cf tnterveatien or annexation.
COVERNM ENT REMAINS FIRM.
j^ I*'-"1 *'-" of the government say their attitude
1 charged, and ny that any member
ilr> *» int'-ntlon of resigning.
j~ P^r?. ■ Nt the American peace com
1^* r » for to-morrow Includes the hearing
C-a **^ Bomber of business men. including
... * * Harvey, who was the chairman of
i^J/ 6 *• of American landholders on Sep-
which agre«4 to aid Secretary Taft
oJ/Wrfcig Buch information a.-i he required.
""freyre Andrade and Secretary Montalvo
.** 8 received.
dtr atarlt> s were r.r work continuously to
gjjj s*^5 *^ *• o'.lock. when Messrs. Taft and
jw* Ulster Morgan and Captain McCoy.
«g£^ to President Roosevelt, took an
ride around the city.
fe* r *' ort » ot disturbances anywhere on the
«, m k * v « been received to-day. Cienf uegos
'•kt't^*' 7 from n water famine on account of
«,„ , ce * tru c*itin of the r.a.tcr>»'orks at J'cotca by
t«t
jjj^^ ' c "- T - a ''<i<-r af th» American gunboat
■U o ► lIR9 p * ac * <5 «-ifhty men of his crew on
j^ T "•r-i" • r - ir ''li e»tr.«.». a »-h3it distance up the
**i\'<f\ I * J *7' r: rizYiXy • ri^ ri: -* % on t»ie So'e-Jal
'fj? IJn P>* Honnigucro estates.
SLL^\ c #i * iT *'« eastward inarch has r.v:r !led his
TIT"*!!
• •" r.\) * ».« «, 9S near the tvestern bour.
*--»«.^ ; (oatta>i»4 «a rl;Lth p«ff».
Win T0 ATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN
■ ATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN
■ hn.ft Kailro*.-!
A M .. S'.Op|4..g
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URGE GOVERNOR TOKO
V.I/. DECISION TO-DAY t
Friends Believe He WiU Consent-
Bruce Their Next Choice.
[Br T«Utrr.p.l *» TtM Iritwme]
Albany. Sept. 20,-Covernor Hlggins's friends
are urging him to accept a renomlnation. but the
G^x'error apparently prefers not to again be
the Republican Gubernatorial candidate. For
several hours last night the Governor was In
conference at the executive mansion with
several prominent Republicans. Including Gsorge
\V. Aldridge. stats commit teeman and leader of
Monroe County; Francis Hendricks, state com
mitteenum and leader of Onondaga County;
John V. O'Brien- Secretary of State, of Clinton:
N. V. V. FYanchot. of Cattaraugus. and Wllllan-.
Barnes, jr.. chairman of the executive commlttse
of tho Republican State Committee.
Tho Governor was Informed that he was the
logical candidate to lead his party In tho state
this fall, especially In view of the recent vic
tories in New York and Erie counties. They told
htm that the result of the primary fights was a
clear vindication for him and an Indorsement of
his administration. Tho Governor. It was said,
told his friends that for some time he had felt
that considerations for his health, his family
and his large business Interests demanded that
he give them his whole attention. The friends
of Mr. Higglne were disappointed to-day over
his attitude. His position was discussed to-nght
by several of those who took part in last night's
conference.
The friends of Governor Hlgglns believe that
he will finally agree again to run, but In tho
event of the Governor declining to accept thn
honor they are looking to Lieutenant Governor
Brucs to head the Republican state ticket. They
feel that, outside of Uovernnr HlKKins. Mr.
Bruce would be the strongest man who could
be chosen. These men argue that Mr. Bruce is
a much stronger candidate than Charles E.
Hughes a bong the rank and file. They believe
that Mr. $lughes's strength is confined, to a
large extent, in New York City. Mr. Bruce, they
t-ay. is lootntng up stronger every day as the
candidate to hsssi the Republican state com
mittee.
Mayor Adam is looked f>n by Republican
Isadsn »» a strong candidate to head the Demo
cratic Ftate ticket. They would much prefer lo
see som« other m«n chosen. They argue tint
Mayor Auam is not only strong in Erie County,
but has a big following in various parts of the
Plate,
Governor Higsins and his friei.ds will hold an
other confereiK-e, probably to-morrow night.
«h'-n the Governor is expected to give a final
answer as to whether or not he will be a can
didate. The Governor received a number of
callers to-day.
CALLS HIGGINS ONLY CANDIDATE
E. H. Butler, of Buffalo, Says There Will Be
No Other Before Convention.
Buffalo. Sept. C' — In an interview pahMsksd this
morning, E. H. Butler, the lo^al Higgins lead-r. is
quoted. In reply f> a question as to whether Gov
ernor Higgins would be a candidate at the Repub
lican Btate Convention next week, as saying.
In my Judgment, th«re will be no other candidate
before the convention. Htggir.s 1* the n.an to lead
the party to victory again. Thosn ptrtoas who
have been fighting him lmve \>v>>n beaten by the
people. Th* public shows that it is standing by
Hlggina. One has only to read the results of the
primaries in Erie County and greater New York.
MAY HAVE COSNOMOS.
Police Think Prisoner Missing
B. R. T. Motorman.
A man who told the police that he was Demos
Cosnomos. the Brooklyn Rapid Transit motor
man wanted for running down and killing Miss
Fannie Radinsky during the fare riots on that
road, then retracted and said he was Denios's
brother, was locked up In the Tenderloin police
station last night. At the station he gave his
name as Charles Cosnomos, and declared his
brother was in Greece. A note was found 0:1
him addressed to Mr. Young, station master of
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit, Bigned by Demos
Cosnr>mos. requesting Young to give his pay to
his brother Charles, and asking him what he,
should do. as the police were hounding him. It
was signed Demos Cosnomos.
The man locked up last night was arrested at
No. IM Waal -."th street by Patrolman Bernard
Smith Just as he was about to attend the funernj
of his brother George, who died from consump
tion. There had been some dispute betwt-on
physicians about the nature of George's death.
and the rumors reached the police station. Smith
says ths man locked up first admitted he was
the man wanted, then retracted and said he was
his brother.
Asked at the station why he had mado such
an admission to the patrolman, the prisoner
said:
"I was only fooling."
KILLED IN SCHWAB AUTO.
Daughter of Cincinnati Financier
Meets Death in France.
Cincinnati, Sept. — J. G. Schrnldlapp. presi
dent of the United Savings and Trust Company,
in this city, was Injured and his daughter.
Charlotte, was killed, in the wreck of Charles
M. Schwab's automobile, at St. Martin de Crau,
France. The news came in a cable dispatch
received In Cincinnati to-day. Mr. Schmidlapp.
who Is widely known In financial circles
throughout the country, was making a tour of
France with his daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Auit. In an automobile belonging to Mr. Schwab.
Seven years ago Mr. Schmidlapp's wife and
another daughter were killed in a railway wreck
In this country. Ills h'-alth has not b*^n good
for »ome months, and he has been travelling In
Europe In the hope of regaining his strength.
CALLED DEAD, BUT LIVES.
Man on Operating Table Pro
nounced a Corpse linked.
Edward McElroen. of No. 51 North Broadway.
Yonkern. was In court yesterday and listened to
a akfasdae tell how he had almost died and neon
brought back to life. McElroen had teen pro
nounced dead.
Seven weeks aj, > McElroen was hit on the head
with a wrench by James Burns. He sustained a
compound fracture ot the ekuli md was taken
to St. Joeei'h'a Hospital. While or. the operating
table he apparently died. Ills heart stopped
beating, and iheie v.'as no traco of respiration.
His extremities began to grow .old.
The pTiyslcians stopped wotk and pronounced
hint dead An orderly was *ummoned to tako
away tbe body. A awns*, however, noticed a
twitching of the mttsciea of the legs and .ailed
attention to It. A ii.inor of the chest musclea
was thrn d*»tfcte<l. There was apparently not
the f!isht«*t movement of the heart, but •«> a
chance an urt-ry was opened and ■ salt solution
wa"< injected. Then artificial respiration vas
' Two hour* later the heart was ssatssf feebly
an l the longi were working. lor t'.vo • lay:* the
dot-to" an* nurr^s worked and wat. he.l over the
rr^n conM^ntly. lie was finally brought track
to cnr.FtloMFness. and after seven weeks of treat
r*wai"*aiscliirr-'r*wai"*aiscliirr-' from the hospital, M, l•:•
£*". testified SfalMt Burni. who v.as held for
th- 'srarni Jury.
SCENE ON THE CANTON KIYER. XEAR HONG KONG.
In V\* path o: th»> typhoon that wrought havo- to ;r,»r : - n > „ .-, ■ : •■. - nftnnß— Mill nf 11 m
MUTUAL* AXE FALLS.
T. If. FELL THE VICTIM.
Agent Whose Name 'Appeared on
Opposition Tickets Dismissed.
The Mutual life's committee on agencies yester
day dismissed T. Reid Fell, for many year* on* of
the most prominent Insurance managers In this
city, because it believed h» had accepted his nomi
nation both on the "united committees" and "select
fusion" tickets, and that he. had been disloyal to
the Peabody administration. It Is said that his
brother. Herbert N. Fell, will be dismissed at th«
next committee meeting should he fail to "declare*
for the administration.
The committee's action is well In line with th«
company's reported foar of a revolt among Its
agents. Second Vice-President George T. Dexter
has appointed John C. Elliot to take charge of Mr.
Fell's branch offices
The action followed a "loyalty" meeting of the.
company's managers, which every general manager
attended, with the exception of Mr. Fell. It is
understood that the suspicion that Mr. Fell was
opposed to the "administration" ticket was partly
responsible for the committee's recent message to
the company's agents that any manager or em
ploye becoming a candidate would be held to have
vacated his office.
For several days tho company ha» been waiting,
apparently in vain, to receive from Mr. Fell a dis
avowal of his willingness to serve on any an-ad
ministration ticket. Dismissals on the same
terms of several other managers on the "select
fusion" ticket are expected dally.
The managers' meeting took place In the offices
of Manager George A. Brlnkerhoff. at No. 149
Broadway. No explanation of their absence was
forthcoming from the Fells.
The managers present included William T. plefen
dorf. Charles E. Bay less, Mr. Wolssohn. Robert H.
Hardy. Charles H. Stonebridge, E. C. Ogboum and
Frederick W. Bliss. At the meeting the opinion
was generally expressed that Thomas H. Bowles
was the mover of the "select fusion" ticket.
Resolutions were passed pledging the agents' sup
port of the administration and the administration
ticket.
A committee of three then visited Herbert N.
Fell, submitting the resolution for his signature.
Mr. Fell declined to t,ign it. asking time for con
sideration.
No effort was made, apparently, to obtaJn T. R.
Fell's signature, it being taken for granted that
the appearance of his name on the "united com
mittee's" ticket was tantamount to his acceptance
of the nomination.
After the adjournment of the managers' meeting
a managers' committee laid the resolution before
the company's committee on agency and insurance,
then in spatial SSBSjsa. Mr. Fell's dismissal fol
lowed.
Positive Information that Thomas H. Bowles,
many members of the Mutual Life policyholders*
association and. It is said, a minority of "interna
tional" commiteemen were In favor of practically
Just such a ticket as the "selected fusion" fol
lowed the. report that Thomas H. Bowles was be
hind th« third ticket, as was T. Reid Fell.
Through Bert Hanson, the association's organiza
tion manager, Mr. Bowles declared he had no part
In the organization of the third ticket, although,
with the exception of the names of President Pen
body and the other officers named on the third
ticket. It was conceded that It was just such a
ticket as Mr. Bowles had sought to have framed.
"Mr. Bowles." said Mr. Hanson, "appeared both
before our association and the international com
mittee, urging tha % th* agents have a large.- repre
sentation on the 'united committees* ticket. Kin
Ble handed he wrested from the 'unite! commlt
t«S»V the representation of the general managers,
such as the representation Is, on the 'united com
mittees* ticket. Mr. Bowles, nowev?r. loyally sup
ports the 'united comml'tees ticket, and is in no
way connected! with any other organization of pol-
yholders "
"I am told." said Mr. Hanson, "that President
Peahodys name was not on the original "Selected
Fusion' ticket, but that Mr. Peabody permitted
his name to go on the ticket as the result of strop,
arguments rr.;:d.» to him by a member oX the Col
gate committee."
asSStt I. Bard, counsel to the "Select Fusion"
Mutual Life Ticket, made public last night his
reply to President Pea body's letter of inquiry as to
•he motives and personnel of the third ticket, and
Intimated that It was an "ag.nts' ticket.'"' Mr
Bard stated emphatically that the ticket "was not
originated" to help to elect either of the 'sj£r
tickets. I.,™* persons behind the third ticket Mr
Hard said, a <• 'managers, agents and pollcyholde>V :
of th* company. The fact that the nomination cams
as a surprise to the candidates, he said was evi
dence that it was "not backed by any clique or de
signing Interest/- To discloss th* names of the
supporters of th* movement would civ© the M ( -
Curdy element in the board of trusted an unfair
advantage as employer, of the managers and
urulli
Mr Bard criticised the company's agency com
mittee, composed, he said, of McCurtlv rtomtmrM
and still dictating the company's policy* i} 2 a \l\f%
that the continued csndl laVof Sns2" commit
men was working Incalculable Injury to the cony
pany and Us agents. tura
Mr. Bard then mads this stat«rn»r.\ considered
especially sijnilflcant in view of the recent aim ids
of Thomas fl. Bowles and certain members of t hi
Mutual Mfc holder. JLoaUtSS Stewart the
"united commute* .• " ticket. Sinking of the sue!
pested retention or. the "united committees" "tlckot
of the M-< urdy trustees, he sail that 'the«e con
siderations were urged upon, the persons in and out
of U.e admin « rat lon who haVe p'u the other
tickets in nomination. . . . | n default <of the ac
ceptance of these suggestions), we have felt com
jielled to put In nomination a third ticket '• *•"'""
President Morton of the Equitable sent yesterdiv
to officers and heads of departments a com- of a
new rule, rot to be retroactive, prohibiting the re*
celpi by oncers or employes of any agent's cc;rl
mission or redaction of their policy premiums ot e
than such dividend deductions as th- contract m» v
provide - *
JOHNSON'S GUEST HVET.
Kentucky Woman Slips in Bathtub
— Visiting Mayor's Wife.
Cleveland. Sept. 20— Mrs. Henry J. Tilford. of
Louisville, wife of ■ well known business man of
that city, slipped and fell in a bathtub in the
house of Mayor Johnson to-day, and received
Injuries which may prove fatal. Mrs Ttlford's
skull was fractured, and she was removed to
Lakeside Hospital, where an operation was per
formed. Mrs Tiiford arrived here several day?
ago. aid had basil tho guest of Mrs. Johnson at
the Mayor's home, on Euclid avenue.
Louisville. r>pt. 'JO.— Henry J. Tilford In
the widow of Henry J. Tilford. who has been
duad many years. Owing to Mrs. Tllford's age.
considerable apprehension Is felt by her rela
tives. The family is well known.
FJ-HRY STRIKE OVER.
COMPROMISE SETTLES IT.
Boats Resume Schedule for Rush —
Early Morning Truck Crush.
The strike of the ferry firemen, which stopped
traffic on the lines of the Brooklyn Ferry Com
pany of New York, for the best part of two
days and upset the calculations of many thou
sands of perrons, was settled at 3:110 p. m. yes
terday, and the strike was called off In time to
prevent congestion nt fhe ferries during the rush
hours of the evening.
Th« settlement was reached at a conference
between Superintendent Stoney of the Brooklyn
Ferry Company of New York; Timothy H«aley.
president of tho International Brotherhood of
Stationary Firemen, and the strikers, at No. 156
Broadway, TVllllamshurg. A compromise was
agreed on by which the firemen, who first de
manded |75 a month, and then lowered the de
mand to ?70, will receive ?67 «> a month f<>r a
year.
It was said at the headquarters of the Civic
Federation. No. 281 Fourth avenue, last evening
by Chairman Ralph M Easley of Its national ex
ecutive committee and Mr. Healey. who Is a
member of the body, that the conference was
brought about through the efforts of August
Felmont. president of the Civic Federation.
"I came to Mr. Easley to see if I could find a
member of the Civ.o Federation who would have
influence enough to bring about the conference,"
said Mr. Healey. "I got Into communication
with Mr. Belmout. who saw two of the directors
of the company. The result was that Super
intendent Stoney and I received the powsr to
settle the strike if we could, and the conference
with the men waa arranged."
Mr Healey said Captain Stoney proposed a
compromise of $65 a month for a year at the
conference, but the men would not consider It.
After some argument Mr. Healey suggested that
the firemen receive |»>7 50 a month for a year,
and Captain Stoney agreed. The firemen voted
to accept this compromise, and the strike was
declared off.
As soon as the settlement was reached the
ferry masters were Informed and tne boats were
put into commission again. In the morning two
boats at the ferry between East 23d street.
Manhattan, and Oreenpoint. and one boat at the
feny between East 23d stret-t and Broadway,
WilllamFburg. were put In requisition, « ith oil
ers as firemen. These men were replaced by
regular firemen as soon as the strike was
called off.
At the Roosevelt street ferry the boats were
started at about ">:l."> p m.. a little later than the
usual rush hour, but there was not much of a
crowd, as most of the regular passengers by
that hour knew of the strike, but did not know
it was over. At the oiher ferries the boats were
running in time to catch the rush, but for the
same reason there was not much of a crowd.
The milk cart drivers, lirge numbers of whom
cross by the Roosevelt street ferry to Brooklyn
from midnight until 3 or 4 o clock in the morn-
Ing, did not kn«w of the strike yesterday morn-
Ing 1 . Tho result was a big blockade. Other
truckmen arriving with produce of various kinds
made it greater. It took a long time to get mat
ters arrange^), and the carts and trucks were
taken by th«* Catherine and Fulton ferries, and
some went by the Brooklyn Bridg*
The Wllliamsb'irg Bridge carried Immense
trolley loads of people into Manhattan during
the rash houis of tho morning The boats of the
34th street ferry were also crowded with people
going to work
Ml! ROOT AT PAX AM A.
Welcomed by American Officials —
The City Decorated.
Panama, Sept. 20. — The United States cruiser
Charleston, having on board Secretary Root and
his party, anchored In the bay at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, and shortly afterward Governor Ma
gooa and other American officials went on board
to greet Mr. Ro..t. To-morrow m->rnlng the
Foreign Secretary. Penor Afias and the mem
bers of the Panama reception committees will
board the Charleston to welcome the party. Mr.
Root will land at 9 o'clock.
The city is decorated in honor of the Ameri
can Secretary, and Friday has been declared a
holiday.
Colon. Sept. 30.— 1n anticipation of Secretary
Roofs passage across the isthmus a genera!
cleaning up has taken place along the route, the
laborers' houses having betn whitewashed and
railroad property put In order. Pier 11 at Cris
tol.a 1 has been decorated for the Secretary's re
ception.
BULGARIANS MASSING.
Rumor at Salonica of Large Force
Near Palanka.
Salonica. Sept. 20.— The Turkish commander In
chief hers Is Informed that Bulgaria Is massir.;
a largs force In tha direction of Palanka.
THE METEOR INCIDENT.
Germans Insist That Vessel Was
Forced to Leave Portsmouth.
Berlin. Sept. 20— The Hamburg-American Line
has Issued a statement regarding the Meteor In
cident. The company affirms that when the
Meteor, with travellers on board, entered Porta
moufffi Harbor she was forced to leave port by
the English authorities In spite of the severe
weather. It ta learned that the company haj not
protested to the Foreign OftVe
The captain of ihe Meteor rr ports to the Ham
burg-AiMit !• ni Company thai -.hen h<* i
t»red Portsmouth Harl-or aa Adi
came at once alongside, and the pi
twice, "His majesty's harbormaster noiinsf las
Meteor that there U no room In the harbor."
CONNER* FOR IlE:\iL<T.
( NAFFEi TED 11 Y MACK.
Action Seems Not to Have Changed
Editor's Eric Strength.
[By TaJ«)?raoh to Th« Trlbttn*. ]
Buffalo. Sept. 20.— Erie County Democrat* are
all torn up to-night as a result of the day's de
velopments, following the action yesterday of
Norman E. Mack. Democratic National Commit
teeman. In throwing" Mr. Hearst overboard and
declaring- for Mayor Adam of Buffalo for the
Democratic Governorship nomination. All day
Mr. Mack's action has been the one subject of
discussion, and the most Interesting phase of the
talk has been the possible effect on Mr. Hearst
and the chance of Mayor Adam's landing the
nomination.
So far as the day's doings are concerned, there
is nothing to indicate that Mr. Hearst has lost
any strength tn Erie County; neither has he
gained any. Th* Hearst Democrats have been
suspicious of Mr. Mack for weeks, and W. J.
Conners still stand* by Hearst Mr. Mack really
never war. strong in bis home city, and the same
applies to Mr. Conners. Both had to make a
dicker with comparatively obscure men to be
selected at all as delegates to the Democratic
State Convention. It looked for a while to-day
as If life might be Injected into the Jerome boom,
but that has all flickered out. and now the sole
division Is between Adam and Hearst. To-ntght
Hearst would be sure of ten out of the twenty
seven delegates from Erie to the Democratic
State Convention, and Mr. Adam's candidacy,
thus far. hasn't aroused enough enthusiasm to
keep the remaining seventeen from weakening.
No one Is more familiar with this condition
of affairs than Edward E. Coatesworth. chair
man of the county organization, and Mr. Coates
worth has asked for a conference with Secretary
Ihmsen, of the Independence League State Com
mittee, for next Saturday night. It Is said that
Mr. Coatesworth would like to reach some un
derstanding whereby, in the event of Mr.
Hearst's nomination, he will be regarded as the
leader In Erie County In preference to either
Mr. Mack or Mr. Conners. Mr. Coatesworth has
no use for either Mack or Conners. The Inde
pendence Leaguers of the county have. *iv*n up
whatever hopes they have heretofore enter
tained of fusion, and the AdnT! T>eniocrats are
all looking to New York to find out what wtll
be done there.
It Is known here that William F. Sheehan
favors the candidacy of Mr. Adam, and Buffalo
Democrats are anxious to ascertain what. if
anything. Mr. Sheehan can do toward getting
New York support for Mr. Adam. Everything
now hangs on Tammany Hall, and If Tammany
Hall should come, to Buffalo prepared to vote for
Mayor Adam, all the Erie, delegates except a
few out and out Hearst men would line up with
Tammany Hall. On the other hand, should
Tammany Hall come out for any other candi
date, the Erie delegates would stand for the
other candidate, whoever he may be. Mr. Con
ners made a statement this afternoon that "the
gang now professing to be for Adam for Gov
ernor is no more sincere than when it was pro
fessedly for Hearst."
Mr. Conners says he doubts If Mr. Adam is
sincere with himself, and says there isn't one
chance In a thousand to beat the Republican
nominee with two opposing tickets in the field.
Mr. Conners says he will vote for Mr. Hearst
In the convention. If he is the only delegate to
do it.
Conventions to select delegates to the Demo
cratic State Convemton were held In the 7th.
Bth and Pth districts to-day. In the Sth a motion
to Instruct the delegates for William R. Hearst
for Governor was offered. City Clerk Daniel J.
Sweeney made a speech favoring the indorse
ment of Mayor J. N. Adam for the nomination
and offered as an amendment to the resolution
that the delegation be unlnstructed. The motion
as amended was carried and the delegation goes
to the stite convention without instructions. In
the 7th and 9th districts resolutions were adopt
ed instructing for Hearst provided at the time
of the Democratic State Convention he is not the
candidate of any other party.
CAYUGA INSTRUCTS FOR OSBORNE.
Auburn. N. Y. Sept. 20— The Democratic
County Convention to-day chose as state dele
gates, Thomas M. Osborne, Seth Thomas and
Louis Paul. They are instructed to vote for
Thomas M. Osborne for Governor, provided any
up-state man is likely to be nominated. The
vote was practically unanimous.
HILL AND HERRICK NOT CHOSEN.
Albany. Sept That ex-United States Senator
Hill's voluntary retirement from politics is per
manent was emphasized to-day, when, for the first
time in a great many years, Mi name was not In
cluded In the list of delegates elected to the Demo
cratic State Convention from the -d Assembly Dis
trict. The name of ex -Justice D. i 'atiy Herrtck,
Democrati; candidate for Governor two years ago.
does not appear among the delegates from the Ist
Assembly District, although there had teen an im
pression that he would be named.
Nominations for member of Assembly in both
districts were postponed to-day until after the
state convention. At to-day's convention In the Ist
Assembly District an unsuccessful attempt was
made to have the delegation Instructed for William
R. Hearst. Both delegations were ur.instructed.
State Commltteeman Patrick K. MfCabe, who will
control the delegation from this county, baa been
mentioned to succeed Cord Meyer as chairman of
the Democratic State Committee.
SPLIT IN ONONDAGA CONVENTION.
[!: Tel^qrajh to The Tribune.]
Syracuse. Sept. S*.— State Committeeman M. Z.
Haven put the Hearst forces to rout to-day In the
Assembly district conventions, anil Hearst will have
only three delegates from OaSBMla, instructed for
him. In the lsi Assembly District Convention,
held at Bkaneatelen, a resolution to ins:rurt for
Hearst was defeated. James K. M Ouire thought
he had this cor»ventl>n for Hearst, and. relying on
the promises of Martin Dillon, diil not attend.
The 2d District convention split, and Ihm will
be two Bets of deWates at the s:ate convention.
In the 3d District convention McOulre had hia way
and the delegates were instructed for Hearst.
SIX DELEGATES FOR HEARST.
Rochester. Sept. .— Tr.e Democratic 2d Assembly
District convention was held tonight and resulted
In the election of three Hearst delegates. The thr
Assembly district* comprising the Cth Senate Dis
trict, have now held their conventions. Hearst ap
pears to have six votes out of the nine. A Hearst
man will be elected Democratic state committee
man.
HEARST INDORSED AT LOCKPORT.
Look port. N. V., Sept. 20.— Republican Assembly
conventions were held in the three districts cf Ni
agara County to-day. In the Ist District W. \V.
Whltemore was nominated for the Assembly with
out opposition. Dr. W. L. Draper was rrnomimftevl
in the I'd by acclamation. The 3d District conven
tion postponed the nomination until after the state
convention. The Democrat* tn the ::.. District in
dorsed William 11. Hearst, for Governor.
COMPROMISE IN MONROE DISTRICT.
Rochester. Sept. 20.— The Democrats or the Ist
Assembly District of Monroe County met at Pitts
ford to-day and elected delegates to the »tate con
vention. A tight had been looked for. but a com
promise was made. George Raines, MUton C
Gibb<» and Hiram M. Rogers were elected dele
gates. It Is relieved that Hearst will get two of
the- three votes.
PUTNAM DELEGATES UNINSTRUCTED.
CMsbsli N. V.. Sept. CO.— The Putnam County
Democratic Convention was held here to-day. A. C.
Townsend. John Smith an,l Walter A. Perry were
chosen delegates to the Buffalo convention. They
will (i) unlr.structed.
MADISON DOES NOT INSTRUCT.
Rome. N. V.. Sept. ?).— At the Madison County
Democratic convention, in MorrlaviUe this after
noon, the following delegates were elected without
contest to attend the state convention: Mayor John
Richardson, of Oncida: A. V. Fitch, of Caxenovia.
and O. A. Sturtevar.l. of Hamilton. They were not
Instructed. Li.Ue .Me Henry, of Chltteaaaso. win
nominated for the Assembly. * ,
I'IIICK TIIKEE CENTS.
HLARST TIDi: TURNING.
VOTES DRIFTING AWAY.
Even xcitk Nexv York Solid, Demo
cratic Nomination Is in Doubt.
Mr. Fleam's canvass for the Democratic rum*
•nation showed derided signs jestertlay of ending
la a rout.
W. J. Conner*, It was ssssl at Buffalo, mm
still for Hearst, whose strength in Erie County
seemed to be unaffected by Nomura B. Mark**
coming out for Mayor Adam.
A commltteo of Sulzer men. including Tim
othy D. Sullivan and Borough President Abeam,
will call on Charles F. Murphy and Patrick 11.
McTarrai to-day and plead for the interests of
their iiiadldate.
It was Mid at Albany rhat friends of th»
Governor believed that be would consent to
stand for a renomlnation. and would glvo a final
decision to-day.
SL'LLiVAAS STA.VD FIR 11
Actively Pushing Opposition to
Hearst Candidacy.
William R. Hearst to steadily losing- ground la
hlj canvass for the Democratic nomination for
Governor. Unless ho Is able to do something at
on. to rally his wavering columns his campaign
will end In a rout. Conceding New York County
to him. he has 212 delegates. Without New York
be ha* 107. He needs 225. Allowing for the sake
of argument that ho will get New York, tasss>
are 171 delegates Irrevocably opposed to him.
and 58 others unpledged, with predilections
against him. If there should be a bolt In th«
Tammany delegation his chance of the nomina
tion at Buffalo would bo slim, indeed.
The total of 212 Includes three delegate* from
Broome. where there Is a contest. A tabulated
statement of the Hearst and anti-Hearst
strength Is as follows:
Far A«*Surt Civ-
County, lleant. lUir.u pledi^t
Alt*«ny ....... ................ — — »
All*zanjr ..................... 3 — —
Brooine 3 — m
i.Vrimuri* _.. 3 — —
Cayur* «» — .... — 3 —
Chautauqua 4 — . —
GkMMMt — — —
Chenango 3 — —
Cltrton _ 3 — —
Columbia 3 — —
Cortlanii 3 — —
I>'-I:iw.«r« S — —
Du«' he«» « — —
Erl» — It -
*■:».■<»■* — — —
Franklin 3 — —
Fulton 1* — -
Genraes .;.......... — 3 —
Green* 3 — —
Hamilton IVi — —
H»rk!mer _ — 3 —
J«ff«r»on — '1 —
K!n«» — © —
Lewis „ % — —
Livingston — — •
Jlatlson — — >
Monrcv* 3 — IS
Montgomery .*. 3 — —
Nassau — — —
New Torh — 105 — -
Niagara *» — ■■"
On^l.»a „ — a —
Onondag* • 3 * —
I Ontario — — 3
Oran»<> • — —
, Orleans • — —
Cmwego - • -— — '
©ts«so •-• ■ ."• -"
Putnam — ~ •
Queens — — ** —
ItenJsWa»r — J -~
Richmond _- — 3 —
■irt'ir* " -••• — 3 —
St. La»-r«ni.<» 3 — %
II r»aV".*.'.rui""r:::" - ""• -
P'-hene'tady -— J • - ~
•chohaM* X - —
Sohuyler — * —
M>a«ca -~ ~"
Steuben, > • "™ "~
Suffolk — — ~~
Sullivaa — 3 ~
Ttoss ? — "T
Tompklns * \ •
Vlster — _ "Z.
Warren .. « * . "T
Washrngton -• — j^ _
\V»yn# S »_
Westch«Bter — — **
Vyemirs ■
Tat#* _^ JZ
Tn ,^ 3 212 m
Total number of vnf»«, 430: n*ce«sary •• a cholc*. SBS
Nine dslexsttea *Ull »■> b« elected.
If Mr. Hearst should get all of the delegate*
still to be chosen he would have 221. or five
less an a majority. But the necessary few
are the hardest to get. and the drift of things
now is against Hearst rather than In favor of
him. _
It cannot be denied, however, that ho ha* &
lons lead over any of his competitors, particu
larly tf Tammany's 105 votes are cast for ktss.
With the opposition scattered Mr. Hearst may ss>
nominated on the first ballot If Tammany i* for
him.
The defection of Norman T. Ma«st IsvJErl* and
the failure of the Hearst men to carry Oaorulags.
yesterday Indicates that the tldo which ™
Bowing strongly toward Hearst now Is tanas*
ously near the ebb.
-Little Tim" Sullivan was at th*» City _ Hall
asrain yesterday, and spent half an hour'- -with
Frank Brlen. the Mayor's secretary. As h»
was leaving the City Hall he said:
"There is no change In the situation. The Sul
livan men are for Sulzer. Wo are opposed to
Hearst under any conditions or circumstances
whatsoever."
:-s F. Murphy was not at Tamraaay Baß
'.ay.
Mr Murphy Is going to Buffalo over tho Css>
tral on Sunday, so as to be ready for ths mast
Ing of the state committee on Monday ntaibt.
He will have with him Thomas F. Smith. Phllfe
J. Donohue and ene> or two personal fi fsaila
H<* has an appointment with William J. Cooasfs)
ar.<l Norman E. Mack for Monday afternoon. II
t* expected that Mr. Murphy's attitude wtll bo
•d unmistakably at the meeting of the
immittee By that ttme he will have a
.nderstandlnff with the Sullivan*, and ho
will know exactly how many delegates bo ca»
control In the caucus.
If Murphy throws the Tammany delegation to
Heam it will not be for love of Hearst, but
rather because he wants the Hearst vote for
his local candidates. He Is not at all certain
of getting that support. Mr. Hearsts recent
speeches have Indicated that he Is building up a
national party of his own and that bo is through
with the Democratic party. If that Is true, then
there is no room for reasonable doubt that h«»
would nansa a full local ticket in this county and
compel Murphy either to accept It in to*» or
make Murphy's local ticket run third in th«

Mayor McClellan said yesterday that be waa
undecided about going to Buffalo.
'Bis Tim" Sullivan, who plans to go to th»
Senate, wants to know a few things and
he wants bis esteemed colleague. William R.
Hearst, to answer. This Is one of the things h>»
wants to know:
If my frien.l* In the Tammany delogaUoSk
support you for governor in the Democrat la
■ •
Senator '"
William R. Hearst. to his last reference to
Representative Sullivan, called htm the "loni
Mali rot tor of crocks and criminals." and m
timated clearly that his lint busty ss. when an
opportunity offered, would be to drive Sullivan
and McCarren out of politics.
"Big Tim." his friends said last night, believes
tint If he and his followers should decide to

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