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BattUttips Arrive— Rebel Force*
Close to Capital
Havana, «•!*. & -Peace for Cuba, unless •*"
MB B»hsa' through American Intervention.
.—.« to be further sway to-night than when
. ,„*-• Taft and the Acting Secretary of
gMts. Mr. Bacon, began negotiations. The »r
rl*«J her* to-day of three of the largest United
sjatss battleship* and two cruisers. In addition
— tjjese already here, has had little effect on th*
tangents In the field, and when the leaders of
tie revolution were apprised of the big squadron
jjeir la Cuban waters they greeted the lnforma
tita with Spanish expressions to the effect that
«vey cannot come to the bush "
M„- Taft and Bacon have practically
.fctndened hep* of finding a middle s round » and
«Mr thit a deouien In fever ef either tide would
nV *t in no more than temporary tranquillity
f er the island. It is their belief that Amerieen
eees . pi tion is the only mmy to end the civil war
f,*, and it is net denied that intervention mutt
p, fallowed by American sovereignty.
Secretary Taft has sent a dispatch to Presl
4,-t Roosevelt regarding the gravity of the sit
—nor.. and Mr. Rooeevelt 1s expected to dictate
♦** future programme of his commissioners.
A meeting of the executive committee- of the
■jslsmtc party was hastily summoned this
tnrtrg. tril It was voted unanimously to ac
rtfl any disposition of the controversy which
j*?«ts. Taft and Bacon might advocate, in the
>«j<» that such a concession would Induce the
Uttrral* t« make a similar offer. The latter,
$o**tw. have us yet not signified a willingness
t» accept the decision of the American medl
The rumor 1* abr^d to-nlgfct that President
ffejnw. the members of his cabinet and the. Rep
isi^ri'ttlve* and Senators elected last December
*ill resign to-morrow, thus conceding practical
ly ill that the insurgents have been contending
and opening a wav for the settlement of th«»
effleulty without American Intervention. Presl
ttrX Ptlmt declined to he Interviewed on th«
easjsrt Other members of the government
ewitlf dented the rumer.
The Ameri'*an Secretaries will devote to-mor
tor to hearing * hat the commanders of the ln
sargeot force* have to pay. Some of these are
csmtaf from Santa Clara. Pinar del Rio and
H«rtin province*. If they persist In the d*>
rir.fi* tn»4» It their letters to Messrs. Taft and
Bicav, to-morrow"* conferences will only In
crease the comoUi«ti.>ns
Secretary . Taft Bali to-night that, although
«en» profwei bid been made, no definite pro
gramme had been learned. He told of the ar
sjsjssjtot to SMet representatives of the Insur
fratt In the itli an<l of his previous heel tan
It tike rhls step sal said that "something
bsjK cos* a] it."
ft* a?rumentii of the leaders of both the
«*«:** and the Liberals have been submitted
■I transJated for future reference by Messrs.
lkftar.d Baron, but the latter said that nothing
ft a definite nature had been suggested by a
ksrrted reading of the brW*. The mediators
>*»slftsf the gripvanoe? and define, conditions
•• a demand by the insurrectionists for new
&**nl elections and an absolute rejection of
tho»e 6emai.<K <■■ the part of the goverrment.
* •'■'•st ration wt made to-day by armed
"■"■ Wast* within a mils of the. Irene of
•V ptaet confer- General A< osta, with
#0 teßiJTeotJ. encamped at La Lisa, west of
***:«• Worenn> x t:: a at Marlanao. and half
« die east ward were ru rai guards, m m i a and
■■*« police, at th. insurgent ramp It was
that the object «.f the -Rents In coming
" close rai to Kbov Ferretary Taft how com*
Havana was l»i their grasp. Pino Guerra's
"• meme(i force i s rn!y a «ort distance away.
"* »a? advancing to eticair.p Just outside of
J!aritr.ao uhen the f a rt was called to the at-
Il>tt * of Serretarx Taft. Mr Taft was greatly
* Ipl " 44 — J ' ■•i Senator Zayas and Charles Her
l**fc<fr" Postmaster of Havana, were dls
i^W to meet Guerrm. with the result that
** i»^er turned back. He will take his corn
***« to a point tea or fifteen r.lles south of
"*«*. *" 1 t»er... «r»lt th«« decision of the
■■bbsl BMisMasj
fc • <Ml : to the fassj party. Major Ladd.
' ** United State, Army, visited Guerra to
r As the lrj.urg«-. marched he carefully
j"*** their force, •-• . reported to Messrs.
j&fafl Baron their exact strength. Guerra's
-' * well «-ju!r>r#d for a long campaign
**" the city, and in addition to far better
"* t* 11 * 0 '"*• governmental forces the In
v"ti ttve plenty of arms and ammunition
' •* Mverjil tnachine guns. Senator Zayas
*fcned General Loynajc del <aetillo to move
**!"•■•: from Havana
. ■« the Insurgents were ordered away from
/***" <;"> Taj. requested General Rod
**"•' :r«w the rural guards from Marl
"^ by to-morrow only mounted police
*■*».(! Minister Morgan's villa.
-"^niai .-anvaes by The Associated Press
tv i **"* nt nl^ n standing and represent
i^ ***' toport»ot commercial and financial
151 ** showed ihat it is practically the
Z^" 01 "* opinion that lntener.tion alone can
j * i"ar:tee of restoring ij*d raalntatntosT
j^ ' Taffs p.dvlces from the Interior are
■^* •*•••• ar»- controlled by neither the gov
fcj^*" ''' th« Lltjerals. but are simply dis-
*lUj conditions In general.
I**1 ** T&ft and Bacon heard to-day the
"'* r - *-«-«*imor.y on the situation, given
-^___^ *— «ls— s on tast4 p«ff«.
£> tVv'JH?.'** 1 f«ln leaves New York at no
?.'Wim, o V(jJ< X fENTKAi* LINES. ' Aratr.
1$ **Kitl* K allroa4." arrive* littrolt n«-xt moro
i/^wa. m.-.* I%ri P.ajo<:« and Cb!c««o In lh«
*>••- tmtvUm betwsc:. ■ ,mm —UM. -
To-morrw*. fitlr sod n>olar.
Where marine* and sailors from the warships Dixie ond'.Marletta have been landed to protect American Interest* Marines from the
Marietta, n dispatch from Clenfncgos wild, were fixed on by Insurgents at the Soledad plantation.
Peace or Intervention Alternative
Presented by Mr. Taft.
[From The Tribune Bureau ]
Washington. Sept. 21— The higher officials of
the government In Washington maintain that
It is entirely too early to Judge Intelligently
of the mission of the Secretary of War
In Cuba. They submit that the President
and Secretary Taft both appreciated that gray«
obstacles would be encountered when the latter
started for Cuba, and they Intimate that Mr.
Taft has a plan for pacifying the Insurrection
and insuring practical peace In the Island,
which In due time he will submit to the con
tending leaders. No intimation of the character
of this plan Is vouchsafed, hut It Is Insisted that
until the Secretary of War has had opportunity
accurately to estimate the situation in Cuba, to
conform the details of his plan te the existing
conditions and then to canvass the sentiment of
the leaders on the subject, predictions regarding
the outcome are premature.
It Is suggested that the most acceptable solu
tion of the present problem would be an agree
ment whereby the insurgents would lay down
their arms on conditions dictated hy Pecretary
Taft. with a provision that the President ap
point one or mot representatives to reman in
Havana and act In an advisory capacity to the
Cuban administration, at the same time seeing
to It that the agreement entered into with the
Insurgents was carried out.
Failing the possibility of such an agreement.
It Is believed that Immediate Intervention will
follow, thst the I'nlted States will garrison
Cuba, and that a return to a military administra
tion similar to that conducted by general Waai
will be established. How long It would be neces
sary to maintain such an administration muM
depend wholly on the disposition of the Cubans
themselves. It might be necessary to maintain
It until time had disposed cf the pn»s«»nt gen
eration of trouble makers and professional revo
lutionises, and, a new generation of men taught
to earn their ltvin* by bsSMSt toil had been
raised up to take their places
All this, it Is urgM. Plight l>e done without
making necessary the saaesaftoa of Cur.a. whl-h
it Is beli»-ved would he an unpopular move on the
par* of any fldmirilst ration which undertook it.
It Is aigued that the refusal of Congress to pass
the Cuban reciprocity bill, and the reluctance of
the. Senate to ratify the reciprocity treaty. ;ir»
excellent Indications of the opposition which
would develop In the national legislature to any
move whi-h had for its epd the annexation of
the Island, an end which would Inevitably be
followed by an almost Irresistible demand for
free trade with the Island, precisely as th*» ad
ministration Is now demanding practically free
tra«> with the Philippines
Bui while they deprecate the talk of annexa
tion, the officials of the military departments of
the government are not neglecting any detail In
the preparation for military Intervention. In
fact, everything is In readiness for naval, mili
tary or marine corps occupation if it shall ap
pear during; the. next week or so that drastic
steps are necessary. The navy Is well represent
ed this week at Havana by the Louisiana, th.»
Virginia, the Taooma and the Cleveland, which
arsfved at that port to-day; by the Denver and
the Den Moine*. which have been there some
days, and by the New Jersey, the Newark and
the Minneapolis, which will arrive there soon.
Under the War Department, the activity has
now in view th*> possible necessity of placing
In Cuba a force of infantry, cavalry and field
artillery- In the mean time General Frederick
Funston leaves Washington to-morrow for
Tampa, on hi* way to Havana, where he will
report to Secretary Taft. If there is to be mili
tary occupation of Cuba. General Funston will
command the American troops on the island, and
In the mean time, he will be employe-! by Secre
tary Taft In assisting In the negotiations look
ing to a settlement of the rebellion, in making
visits to Insurrection leader*, and in other direc
tions for which his experience and ability spe
cially fit him. Neither General Barry nor Gen
eral Dv Vail, who have been summoned home
from Germany. Is likely to he sent to Cuba.
The quartermaster's dep rtment has arranged
for the fhlpmert of clothing an.l shelter, and
has provided for the transportation of troops to
Cuba. Subsistence, medical supplies and am
munition have also been placed in condition for
Tentative arrangements have been made for
the use of the commercial lines In the Ehipmenf
of troops, but It Is not expected this will \, 3
re<ej«sjtry. for. In addition to the army transport
Bumner. th" War Department has at its dis
posal and lias arranged to use as many as six
teen first and second cla«s harbor boats along
the Atlantic Coast, which were bo constructed
that It is practical to use them to cross the.
ocean under their steam In almost any weather.
The**- boats are now available as lighters for use
In an expeditionary force. Each ,-,,,, carry . • ...
battalion of infantry, with the necessary field
impedimenta, furnishing accommodations at once
for as many as six thousand troop* without
drawing upon other available facilities. General
Bell. chief of stuff. has before him the plans f..r
the transfer of the military force to Cuba, with
the designation of those commands of Infantry,
cavalry and field artillery which are regarded
as available for this service
Marines to the number of something over l.nfto
men are now on board ship In Cuban waters
itsCy for Immediate use ashore. These marines
OmtlAM4 on third »*«•»
NEW- YORK. RiTFRDAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1906.-SIXTEEN PAGES -^ Th ;s; h .vr,.u^
Engine Off Track Tics Up Trains
for Hour*.
An engine ran off the track at Mott Haven, on
the New York Central line, at 4 oYlok yester
day afternoon, and at a late hour lust night
through trains «ere still helplessly tied up and
hundreds of passenger* were waiting, tired and
worn out with the hoat. for their trains to be
hacked Into the station The general manager
of tho road. Ira A. MoCornvi-k. was at Mott
Haven In an effort to clear the tracks, and as a
result there was no one at the Grand Central
Station with sufficient authority to take the
public Into the confidence of the management
and give it some idea of when the trains would
be dlspntfhrd. The "station master was asked
If he was not responsible and in charge of af
fairs at the station. "You bet I'm not!" was his
At 11 o'clock last night th>- 9 o'etoeli Wart hi b
Express bucked slowly into the station. The
later trains were not even being expected by
those who knew, but passengers were Informed
by station men that their train would be in at
any moment, and many were consequently afraid
to lenve the station for an Instant.
Inquirers were assured that the suburban
tralii.s were all on time. It was ascertained, how
ever, that this appearance was obtained by hold-
Ing passengers for two or three, hours and then
sending out one train for three and annulling:
the earlier ones.
President Trapped Into Nero Spell
ing, He Suggests.
Jacob A. Rlla Is strongly opposed to adopting
In his writings the simplified spei'.ing. With a
reporter Mr. Rlls went carefully over the list of
three hundred words, after returning to his
home In Richmond Hill from a dinner party
with President Roo?evelt at Pagamore Hill on
Thursday. Mr. Rlis. who has been away for
several months resting in Nova P.-otia, held tip
his hands In horror when shown the list of
words. He said he could never accept th'»
words, having reached the age of conserva
tism when radical changes are difficult of at
"Such spelling seen, to me monstrous."* said
Mr. Rlis. "Such words as vinpt." 'dipt.' viaspt."
"klst." and so forth. s»>»m ridiculous. For Presi
dent Roosevelt I have every respect, and for his
Judgment In all mattern. But In this simplified
spelling reform I must dlsa*re« with him. Bran
der Matthews. Nicholas Murray Butler and
fome of the other pedagogues must have per
suaded President Roosevelt to adopt the sim
plified or reformed spelling. The President waa
simply trapped Into It.
"Certainly. I could never be. induced to use,
pu<*h spelling. Why, many of th« old words it
l«i proposed to change are old-time friends. Their
destruction would be the dismemberment of
many beautiful associations. For instance, the
word "neighbour" loses by a change. Our own
short*-: 'neighbor" pears to la>k something.
"Slmpllneil spelling." pursued Mr. nils, "has
no humor in it for me. It peems pitiful. Let me
give you an Illustration of spelling reform In
the Interests of simplification. The Emperor
William decided several years ago to reform the
spelling of the German language. The word
'red' was at that time spelled, in German 'roth.'
and he reformed it by dropping the final *h.'
That left the word "rot." and that Is what It
always appears to me— rot."
Captain Goes Doum on Boat in
Sight of All.
Boston, Sept XL— A story of the foundering of
the three-masted schooner Nellie Floyc. of New
York, and of the loss of her captain was tf>!d
l.y six survivors of th.> wreck who were brought
Into this port to-night by the steamer N&coo
ihw, of the Savannah Line.
Captain Matheson. of Provlncetown. Mars.,
was In command of the Floyd, and when she
foundered off the coast of North Carolina »ast
Monday he stood by his vessel and shouted
"good by" to the six members of the crew, who
were on a raft hastily made from the schooner's
hatches. After drifting for nearly twenty-four
hours, clinging tto the raft waist deep in the
water and with r.o food, the six men were sicked
up by the Nacoochee. They are: P. E. Joansen.
chief officer: Everett Huahan. steward, and
Henry Bailey. Frank Bowman. John Granville
and Henry Smith, seamen, all of New York.
The Floyd left New York September I<> for
Savannah. On the. night of the 14th a northeast
wind Increased to almost a hurricane velocity
The entire crew worked the pumps for thirty-
Fix hours, but gained no headway on the water
which rushe«l In through the planking.
On the 17th the captain saw that the vessel
would founder, and the captain and crew lashed
the hatches togfther and oast off. On second
thought the captain decided to stay by his vessel
and he succeed^ In getting back to the deck
which was then almost on a level with the
water. In fight of all he went down with the
vessel. The men held to the raft with little ex
pectation of being picked up. At noon Tuesday
captain Hewlett, •• the steamer Naeoochee
sighted the shipwrecked sailors about eighteen
miles soutth of Frying Pan Shoals and took
them on board.
(Dy Telee^^Fh to Th» Tribune )
Plttsburg. Sept. - 1 —That Senator Knot to-day
allowed the memory of his boyhood days la rula
him In an appointment Is the belief of his many
friends here. Senator Knox insisted on the ap
pointment of ex-Judge Nathaniel Hiving to the
Tnifed States District Court be* here. a va
cancy made by the elevation of Judge Bofflng
ton to the United States Circuit Court, l^rt*
waa a boyhood friend of the Senatot,
— FVom Th» Cubs Brrlew and
Freishon Pays Extreme Penalty
When Joe Leiy Crashes to Track.
Bertrand Freishon. a Jockey, was instantly
killed In the running of the fifth race at Graves
end yesterday. His mount, Joe Levy, fell at the
paddock turn, throwing Freishon under the
heels of the flying horses, one of which stepped
on his head and crushed In his skull. Louis
H. fell over Joe Levy, stretching little C. Rose
senseless on the track, while Sonoma Belle went
to her knees, so that O. Burns went sprawling.
A cry of horror wrnt up froaa. the crowded
grandstand, and eyes were turned away from
the ghastly sight of little Frei.'hon lying on the
track with the blood pushing in torrents from
his head. Mon Jumped over the rail and rushed
to the assistance of the boys, who were picked
up and tenderly carried to a room In the pad
dock, where doctors were hastily summoned.
Freishon waa beyond any human atd, and his
little body was covered up to await the arrival
of the coroner.
Roger Mlnton. to whom the boy was appren
ticed, and Morris L. Hayman. for whom he has
been riding, came out of the room with the
tears streaming down their faces, and the crowd
waiting outside for news turned away, realizing
that th* worst had happened. The Pinkertons
tried to Fuppr*sH the news that the boy was
dend. but the majority of those who saw the
accident knew otherwise, and took little Interest
In the closing race of the day.
G. Burns, who rode Sonoma BHle. escaped
with a badly bruised knee, but C. Ross, who had
the mount on Louis H.. was dangerously Injured,
and the doctors worked over him for more, than
an hour before he showed signs of returning
consciousness. He was then hurried to the
Emergency Hospital at Coney Island en an am
bulance, where he lay last night In a more or
less critical condition The doctors held out
hopes for his rerovery.
The fifth race. In which the accident happened,
was at a mile and a quarter. The field came
down past th« stand the first time well bunched,
and m rounding the paddock turn Joe Levy
either crossed his legs or was knocked out of
his stride by sone other horse and fell. Louis
H going down the next Instant, while Sonoma
Belle staggered and threw little G. Burns, who
clung to »he bridle and was dragged along for a
dozen strides.
Th* stewards, who were as near as anybody
to the scene of the accident, were unable to
fix the responsibility, and as far as could be
seen no blame could be attached to any of the
other riders. It wa» one of those unfortunate
accidents with which the life of a Jockey is
beset, and little Freishon suffered the extreme
Bertrand Fretshon was the son of a barber
in New Orleans. He was sixteen years old. and
during the last four or five weeks had been
riding with eiv.urh skill to Indicate that he
had the making of a good Jockey. He began
riding at N>w Orleans last winter, when Roger
Mlnton, who trains for M. I* Hayman. took a
fancy to the. boy and brought him North. He
did not g»-t many mounts until the Saratoga
meeting, but showed there that he had some
ability, and sin< % e has done the bulk of the riding
for M L. Hayman. and did not lack for outside
mounts. He was a bright faced, good tempered
and t.lce mannered boy. and his family and
friends will have th* sympathy of all racing
folk for the l-v-'nely cutting off of a successful
career in the t-addle.
Receiver of Trust Comfxiny Forces
.$153,000 Settlement.
Philadelphia. Sept. Counsel representing
Joseph Walr.wrlght. of this city, whom the re
ceiver of the Real Estate Trust Company
claimed received a loan of $23X000 from that
company on a personal not* which was unpaid
at the time of the failure, to-day discharged
Wainwrlght's indebtedness upon a compromise.
Wainwright claimed that Frank K. Hippie, the
dead president of the trust company, received
the amount of the note. The terms of settlement
are 143.000 In cash and $110,000 In notes, due
In six months. He gave $300,000 In bonds of the
Standard Iron Mining and Foundry Company as
collateral for the notes. I'll
The compromise was effected because the »Tlg
inal note upon which the money is supposed la
have been paid to Wainwright is missing, and
because Wainwrtght Insisted that his mm was
forged to it. presumably by President Hippie
Among the ropers of the trust company the re
ceiver found Wainwrlght's check, and as a re»
sult of an Investigation turned the matter over
to ' District Attorney Bell. The latter acted In
the matter as private counsel for Mr. Earle. an.l
threatened prosecution if the note was not
taken up.
Wants Government to Own Packing Houses
— To Reform Lower House.
Fort Worth. Tex.. Sept. 21— Miss Laura Payne,
lbs first woman t<> run for Congress in Texas, ac
cepted the Socialist nomination from this district.
She says that Mr. Hryan U away behind the times
with his government ownership of railroads, and
that the only thing to save the common people
from moral, political and alimentary disintegration
Is government ownership of the packing houses.
Miss Payne possesses a vigorous prntonalliy and
is most outspoken. She «ay» that »h« will arous*
Texas until it slnjrs like an overturned e«-er.iv«
and tquirma like a half-roped steer, before her
!n*Corgre«s la already settled, in her
mind Of what she will do when she »» elected,
she Mid to-day: .
•The Hrst ti.li-K 1 will do will be to accuse th*
grafters in Congress of their wroncdoings. and
arouse the public of the entire country, to oust «•
vogues train the national laajWatux*. . .
oar. niaaixs goes home
Takes This Action After Talk with
Leading Republicans.
IBy T»l-«raph to Th« Tribun*. ]
Albany. Sept. 21.— Governor Higgins will give
a final decision to his friends on Monday next
as to whether or not he will again be a candi
date for the Republican nomination for Gov
ernor He left here this afternoon for his home
In Clean, bur he will return to Albany on Mon
day to make his position clear as to whether he
will again head the Republican state ticker
which Is to be nominated at Saratoga next week.
Great efforts are being made to have the Gov
ernor accept a renomlnation. and it was only
after a talk to-day with Herbert Parsons, chair
man of the New York County Republican Com
mittee, and various leaders In the Republican
party that he decided to hold In abeyance the
matter of accepting a renomination until he had
an opportunity of discussing the situation in the
privacy of his home.
Mr. Parsons, who was the guest of Preside*!
Roosevelt at dinner yesterday, urged the Gov
ernor to thro** aside personal considerations and
accept a renomination. The hearty assurances
of support from the New York County Isader.
with similar expressions from other prominent
members In his party, led the Governor to adopt
this course. The message that Mr Parsons)
brought from the President waa that the latter
would support the Governor If he decided to run,
or would support a candidate who would have
the indorsement of the Governor and his fiienda
In addition to Mr. Parsons. Governor Htggins
saw ez-Lleutenant Governor Timothy L. Wood
ruff, leader of Kings County; Francis Hendrlcks,
state commltteeman and leader of Onondaga;
John P. O'Brien, state commltteeman of the 26th
District, and William Barnes. Jr. chairman of
the executive committee of the state committee.
While the Governor's friends urge his accept
ance, his family. It Is understood, desires that
he should retire from official life.
What the Governor's decision will be not even
his closest friends here pretend to know, bat the
possibility that the Governor will himself bead
Che Republican ticket at the November election
Is regarded to-night as far more nearly a proba
bility than it has been for some time.
Mr. Parsons left Albany for New York later
In the day. He refused to make any comment on
the nature of hts visit. After the organisation
of the New York county committee to-morrow
night Mr. Parsons will go to Saratoga. He wtll
probably take a prominent part in the organisa
tion of the state committee next week.
Mr. Woodruff will start for Saratoga to-mor
row morning. He repeated what Mr. Parsons
had said as to the views of President Roose
velt. Mr. Woodruff said he had not given up the
hope that Governor Hlgglns would be the can
"I think I am free to say." said he. "that the
President made it plain to me. and Mr. Parsons
said he did to him. that he la heartily with Gov
ernor Hlgglns. If the Governor desires a re
nomination he will he with him. and If not. h»
will be for whatever man the Governor and his
friends decide upon for the nomination.
"The candidate for Governor wtll be nominated
by the convention, not by any group of laadsra
We have gotten rid ef the boa* and are net goto*
to replsre him with one boss or a group of
bosses. What we are doing now Is to talk the
situation over with a view of getting the general
concensus of opinion as to what It Is beet to do."
Others who attended the conference said that
while the question of a candidate- for Governor
was undetermined, there would be nothing defi
nite decided ac to candidates for the other of
fices However, it Is believed that Julius M
Mayer. Attorney General, and Henry A. Van
Alstyne, State Engineer, will be renomlnated.
Senator Merton E. Lewis, of Rochester. It Is said.
may be nominated for Controller. Senator W. W.
Armstrong, of Rochester, will probably return to
the Senate, although he desires to retire.
Ex -Governor Black arrived here from Troy to
night and conferred with ex-Lieutenant Governor
Woodruff and other Hlgglns supportera Mr.
Black was accompanied by George W. Aldrtdge.
It was stated that Mr. Black was) In entire ac
cord with the movement to urge Governor Hl«
eins to accept a renomlnation.
Herbert Parsons, president of the Republican
County Committee, reached the headquarters In
Madison avenue, after his return from Albany, at
6 o"clock yesterday afternoon. He refused to dis
cuss his visits with President Roosevelt and Gov
ernor Hlgglns. saving that his talks with them
were of a confidential nature He did say. how
ever, that tr* President and the Governor were In
entire accord as regards th* Republican situation
in this state
The meeting of the county committee for re
organization will be held at the Grand Central
Palace at B:*> o'clock to-night As Mr. Parsons
will be In entire control of the committee, he will
be re-elooted president, and the other old officers
will be re-elected It Is expected that there will
not be much discussion of the contests whtch sre
to be made n« a result of the primaries, and that
the formal protests of the men who are to contest
the right to leadership in five districts will be re
ferred to the proper committee for con*M*ratlon.
General Agent's Death Caused
Partly by Business Worries.
[n»- Telejraph to t*\9 TrtWne.l
Trenton. N. J.. Sept. —Mills Whlttlesey. gen
eral agent of the Northwestern Life Insurance
Company, shot himself dead this afternoon In his
office in the First National Bank Building. The
reasons for the suicide are supposed to have been
jworry over business affairs and the continued ill
'health of his wife, who has been an Invalid for
.' years.
Mr \Vhittles.*y was for many years an In
structor In modern languages at the Lawrence
vine School. He was also the author of several
German textbooks, and was a frequent contrib
utor to the public prints. About sixteen years
ago he gave up teaching and weht int.» the in
surance business. It is said that in one year he
held the record for writing more insurance than
any other man in the United States. Since the
insurance investigation, however, his business
ha.l materially fallen of? He was fifty-three
years old-
John D. Long and Clergymen Criticize Ac
tions at ProTincetown, Mass.
i By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Boston. Sept. 21.— At a hearing to-day before th«
gp«ctal legislative committee on modifying th*
Sunday laws, John D. Long, formerly Secretary ot
the Navy, and various members of the clergy, save
testimony on phase* of th*> Uws and their viola
tion. especially at Provincetown. It wu charged
that the presence of Admiral Kvans'a fleet there
had greatly increased crime. Admiral Evans was
charged with absolute disregard of the wishes of
th>- town fathers.
Mr. Long expressed himself as unalterably op
posed to the navy men plavtng baseball on Sun
day*. The Rev. M. B. Flske declared that with
the advent of the fleet Immorality began to crop
out In every direction.
The Hudson Never Lovelier. Day Line Steamers
Never Better. Music fee Lac A dtmbt. Columz*.
Fair Answer to Subset Men Bides
Delicate Work.
Murphy Is putting on the screws for Hearse
The Sutler men went to see him yesterday, and
be told them that no one in the state would ha
more delighted to see Sulaer Governor than htm
self. Murphy. That was one side of the propo
sition. But the district leaders called also When
the district leaders came away from a one by
one conference with Mr. Murphy each and every
one of them said that It looked more and mare
like Hearst.
John C. Sheehan, former leader of Tammany
Hall, was one of Mr. Murphy's callers yesterday.
He is slated to be elected a delegate from th*
23th District to-night. When a Tribune re
porter asked htm how he stood, a* said:
"I am an organisation man. I am for the man
that the organisation decide* on."
"How do you stand on th* H«arst proposi
"Every on* knows that I asa a Hearst man."
■aid Mr. Sheehan.
Borough President Ahearn's nam* was on th*
memorial that the Sulzer men presented to Mr.
Murphy yesterday nesting against th« nom
ination of Hearst. When a Tribune reporter saw
Mr. Ahearn la th* afternoon at ****■ City HaU.
he said:
"Tha use of my name on that memorial la th»
Interest of Mr. Sulzer waa unauthorized, and I
told Mr. Murphy so to-day.**
"Who are you for?" Mr. Ahearn was aakad.
"I am first and last an, organ! ration man,"
said Mr. Ahearn. "l newer have been othar than
an organization man. When we g»t tXJJ. -*sl" hi
caucus at Buffalo we win decide than whom v«
are for. and whan we have decided, we wilt all be
for him."
Th* foregoing a-* sample lHustratloiis of the
drift of things In th* organization amenr th»
men that can be controlled by Mr. Murphy. The
screws are not setae applied rudely or clumsily.
Mr. Murphy Is playing a hard hand, and he is
not making many mistakes when tit knows it.
There is a suggestion now and then from hfcn
about the sentiment la the districts for Hearst
and th* need of naming a local ticket that win
command th* support of all Democrats. Th*
Ctstrlct leader then goes away and the thought
soaks Into his mind that "the chief" Is for Hearst
and that Hearst Is going to support the Tam
many local ticket If Tammany support* Hearst
at Buffalo.
But It la not a on«» sMed proposition. Them
Is going to be a fight In th* Tammany caucus
against the nomination of Hearst. It cart be
stated on the highest authority that enough of
the district leaders are pledged to Mayor Mo
del lan against Hearst to make Hearst's In
dorsement by Tammany Impossible. Th* Sal
livan* are believed to be solidly and sincerely
opposed to Hearst. Hearst has blacklisted "Big
Tim" Sullivan and practically declared war
against him. The Sullivan.* know that If they
prevent the Indorsement of Hearst they will km*
several Assemblymen and that next fall th*
Hearst men will rob them of a lot of aldermen.
But. m spite of this, they are against Hearst
and In favor of Sulzer. Th* Sulllvans, however,
will abide by the action of th* caucus. V Murphy
ha* a majority of th* delegates they win tall m
; line for Hearst and trust to luck to make terms
with him afterward. They are highly successful
"Jolliers." and they believe that Hearst can bo
placated if they have to support him.
Ross D. Williams, the McClellan leader In the
17th. and James Ahearn. the McClellaa man
who beat the Murphy candidate In th* 10th.
called on Mr. Murphy at Tammany Hall yes
terday. They went away with the understand
ing that they would be recognised as th* lead
ers of their respective districts. Percival E.
Nagle did not visit Tammany Hall or pay his
respects to Mr. Murphy. He was not wanted
there. Murphy has decided to shut Nags*
out of the organization on the ground that he
did not win a legal victory at the primaries
again John F. Cowan to the 30th district on
Tuesday. Cowan will -head his dot an and
will be recognised In th* convention If Murphy
has hts way
Nagle is In a position to make trouble tor
Murphy at Buffalo If he chooses to do so. O»
the face of the returns he captured Oh* dis
trict and he Is entitled to three delegates. Hi
can name his delegatea and ge> wttH thsaa to
the atate convention. If the Credentmla Oam
mlttee Is controlled by anti-Hearst men. a_« mwii
probable now. his delegate* may be stated, al
though the convention on rollcaO might raject
the report of the Credential* Committee and
correct the roll. Hearst has several imilnla;
around the state, and the work •< Has O»>
dentials Committee Is going to be Important
In the highest degrees.
One of Mr. Murphy's callers just— rtavy was ex-
Mayor James K. McGulre. of Ojiaeuae. ageatt of
the Asphalt Trust, a strong Hearst man. Mr.
McGutre said:
I am not here on a mission for Hearst. lam
just going to ask Mr. Murphy to try to prevent
the nomination of Martin B. Dillon for Attorney
General. The faction to which Dillon belongs
was overwhelmingly defeated at the primaries.
yet he engineered one of th* Assembly district
conventions last night In a way to claim the
election of anti-Hearst delegates. It was ono
of the most outrageous pieces of political trick
ery I have ever seen, and Dillon showed that ha
was unlit to be a candidate for Attorney Gen
eral or any other office. If the Dillon delegate*
are seated and Hearst la not nominated for
Governor, the Democratic party will not get any
votes In Syracuse.
Mr. McGulre feels angry over the fact that
the Hearst faction In his city succeeded In
capturing half the delegates to the state conven
tion. He said In this connection:
My own opinion Is that the money of th«
•■plunderbun.r Is now being circulated for the
purpose of stealing the delegate*. The primaries)
have gone against them. The people have spoken
throughout the state, and now they are buying
the convention. Should this Infamy prevail
Democracy is dead an.i tyranny rules.
We understand from reliable sources that $13.
000 was sent to Syracuse to be used MMM
Hearst in the primaries and in the convention.
Conners Claims 25 Hearst Delegates
-Adam May Get 2.
By T«l««T«ph to Th» Trts>un*.l
Buffalo. Sept. -There was a revolt to th*
1 Democratic organization of Erie County to-day,
and as a consequence It looks no* as if Mayor
Adam would have, only two of the twenty-seven
Erte delegates to the Democratic State Conven
tion for him for Governor. The two who w«!
stand by him are Norman E. Mack. Democratic
National Committeeman. and E. G. S. Miller.'*'
brewer of this city.
Mr. Mack still insisted to-night that It would
be a mistake to nominate Hearst on th* Demo
cratic ticket as In* as he remained th* candi
date of mo dependence League. Ha declare.l
I such action would be a death blow to th* Derr.o-
I cr»uc party.
"What U i -a. - ; should gee o2 tfe* lnit VTr

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