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jO^y Confcrrees to Meet and Do
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tHlklo 6ept fT— The day after the Demo-
Z\v»Xt Convention finds the organization
Seiv flemoralired. with the anti-Hearst
threatening to knife the ticket at the polls.
C £. A'ba-V conference Democrats had planned
X meeting this forenoon at the Trnbee
!,«?«,« tew an address to the voters. They
£ M to trait until they can pet together in
S&Zm**™*?** Ex-Mayor Os-
L-. -f Auburn. District Attorney Jerome, Ed
"ij, a**** Edward H. Titchener. of Bin
£-. n BrA on or two others, had a talk at
£ iwquoi. this morning before starting: for
» rapeeOn homes.
ffitrict Attorney Jerome's course will be
«ajffl to saw extent by the action of the Re-
Sun organization with reference to the
ttkrt put forward br the judiciary nominators.
|r Jerome ar.d his friends at the earliest oppor-
Lj* trill confer with their Republican friends
nAci* a fusion on the ticket placed In the
Sell vtda a?o ty the Judiciary nominators. Mr.
Jeraxe is M** l ? to take the Hump under the
MIM of th* Judiciary nominators. He is in
flrpoi>*fi to go We the work wholly tinder the
patronage of the Republicans. Mr. Jerome. John
A. H«2*b?nT ari Assistant District Attorneys
Garran. Vandrver and Bryeo left town on the
Empire State Express at 1 o'clock. When asked
tf they were ?oir.g to bolt the ticket, one of the
"Wt iri!l do sorr.et'r.'ing more effective than
Mayor McCWlan, his secretaries, Messrs.
O'Brien tad "»Vltlis, and Thomas H. Hassett also
vent eway or. the train with District Attorney
Jerome. Whrr. Mayor McClellan was asked
yfai re had to say about the work of the con
verts, he said: •
"i» Democratic State Convention has nom
isnti ticket lam a Democrat, and of course
*er# It* action."
TOiam F. Sheehan would rot discuss the ac
te of the convention in naming Hearst for
Cwerrcr. He said if he had anything to say
i* would aalt till he got to New York before
Kyis* it. i!r Shed witnessed the proceed
■Jlli convention last night from a rear seat/
tni! he would net liave had any seat if a Mc-
CeEaa ear. in the. audience had not recognized
Ha ass offere'j him his chair. Mr. Sheehan
ehcrtea with Mr. Jerome and McClellan at
twikfar. this morning.
Th« Tarr.rr.a-y men were exulting to-day over
tie war in which they had prevented Frank
li O'Brien, the Mayor's secretary, from casting
»»tte for Sulzer la the convention. All but ten
•ftttTEr.r.any rr.c-n twung into line for Hearst.
*i« |*| Included the delegates from Rush's.
HartL-'s and Laotnr*a districts and Mr. O'Brien.
B- * r rot the votes from the districts named.
& the vote of Mr. O'Brien was not counted
"I told the :. wapapar men at Tammany Hall
* months ago, one day when Fire Commis
s:r.er O'Brien atid he would vote the Tammany
**.ett!oa against Murphy," said Peter A. Hen
te<*. 'that O'Er!^ would rot control h'.s own
* C: *' to say nothing of controlling Tammany's
ri **- I thirk I was a pretty good prophet."
. «fl« Tim" Sullivan spent an anxious half
"'-ttisrr.^ming with Water Commissioner El
i-sa. Mr Ellison was or of the leg.illy elected
y** 1 ■•'■• out by Grady's committee on
"***" seats. be Sullivans lined up with
Sy? " ftCr proCaaafnc loyalty to Mayor Me
\»* ii It Was ruTnore<l to-day that all the Sal
„ ta * a ln Ellison"* department would be com
"St «* '« the plank. When Mr. Ellison was
tbout It he said:
iiere v.VA be no reprisals on my part on
i " IBB?ri ? the action of the Sullivan men in the-
That is not the way I do business."
WBOME TO WORK HARD.
*®Scnc Democratic Party by Se
curing Hughes'* Election.
-strict Atfompy Jerome cam* back from Buf-
Ph« firmly convinced that h- can best
Do-nocratlc party by working for the
_ Jon of Charles l. Hughes and the defeat of
"*«• He said:
*t*"£ ««tchinc ear-fully «nd being in a nosi-
S» "know what wm 4ono at the alleged
CF*ue convention In IJuffalo. I do not b*
a.n who l 8 a r- :.: li<-tno' r.it la bound
r to th^ I>e»nocratlc party to
l»hsii M " artlon of su' h a fal "- convention
9t i£.*l TT * r m! n an >' and every way in which I
ti^VJ .^ '." lOrratl ° party by -"^urinir the
L^Vtet» Oharlc)l X - Hashes as Governor of
■^ ****<* Attorney arrived on the Empire
. '•« at JO O'clock. Two special trail s
lJj/ oni * ° th<? Tammany «4tesatM had
in, 'a "' *«« " the District Attorney dictated
%iw* lCmwil he wa3 surroanded by a lar
«*.., f any Of whom gave audible repressions
oT CUon at the Ktan <l Mr- Jerome was tak
•l'trS a °» a Prcsr-d to the front and insisted
feti'to - tiß a friend - who he Ba '<l, was anx-
Wtn« ? o .^ th * Kturn in the campaign that th*
*'«*tw« rr " v ls to m 3k ' > - The polleeinen
* mB to break up tiM crowd, and the man
-■~—^_____ '"•ailnuad ob fc'conJ pare.
.7 HEH E LAKE SHORE LIMITED.
r ««fc CHICAGO AND THE WEST.
tt»J'. BUr kM 8 .-5 rain !iaß obsenration oar, 6t»«noxi;i-
Ctti*"^ \w« rtß , on ' 1 "»ay other Bponm r« it
tfg'Al. jjvc-V ' aVBWTORK
Oot *n •Uier ■#»«•.*'"*"'■ Of***** Railroad."
!*>*- ■- «>«• fast trains to the We3t.—
T^-m^. *.w? ao Ah^ NEW- YORK. FRTDAY. SEPTEMBER 28. 1906. -FOURTEEN PAGES-^i^A'a^ PRICE THREE CENTS.
SCENES IK WEST INDIAN ISLANDS VISITED BY SEVERE EARTHQUAKE §HOCKS YESTERDAY.
THE HARBOR OF SAN JUAN, FROM THE CITY.
WEST INDIES SHAKEN.
Heavy Earth Shocks Felt in Porto
Rico and St. Thomas.
San Juan. Porto Rico, Sept. — The city of
San Juan and the island of Porto Rico experi
enced a series of heavy earthquake shocks to
day, beginning at 10:47 a. m. The people were
thrown into a condition of great alarm, but the
resultant damage was comparatively slight and
there was no lops of life.
The firrt perceptible tremors brought many
people in alarm to the streets. The tremblings
increased \n intensity for twenty seconds and
then decreased for five seconds. Following thi3
came the most severe shocks, the earth shaking
violently for five seconds more. Then all was
The first vibratory movements were from east
to west, and were followed by heaving motions,
such as are experienced on board ship in a
In San Juan the people were stunned, and,
when they suddenly realised that an earthquake
was upon them, consternation prevailed through
out the city. People fled from their houses to
the streets and crowded the open squares. Panic
reigned and hysterical women fainted.
Many began praying in the streets, while large
numbers rushed to the churches. The schools
were stampeded, the children narrowly escaping
Injury in rushing from the buildings.
The government buildings on the principal
square in San Juan were quickly emptied, every
body rushing frantically to the open, hunting
places of safety. Many clocks throughout the
city stopped at thirteen minutes to 11.
Wares were shaken down from the shelves in
many stores. The beds in the sleeping apart
ments of the infantry barracks were thrown
about in all directions.
Th<» walls of the City Ha.l. th<» infantry bar
rscks. the poatoflke and th«> Women'i and Chil
dren's Hospital were cracked in many places.
The old artillery building, near tho s^a. now
occupied by the quartermaster's office, was badly
Reports received here from other points on the
island show that the shock was general and
that It lasted for thirty seconds everywhere.
Sehoolhouses and churches in Humacao, Guay
amo and Fajardo were slightly damaged.
Bt Thomas, Danish West Indies. Pepr. 27 —
There was a =harp an«l prolonged earthquake
shock h^re early this morning, but no damage
was done. The frequency of earth shocks re
cently is causing some alarm bere.
BOY KILLS IX T RUDER.
Sheriff's Son Shoots Wealthy Man
Trying to Enter House.
HudFon. X V . Ben*. 87.— Clifford Bonneville. a
wealth? resident of th~ village, of Linllthgo,
this county, died to-day from wout.drt from a
gun fired by J. Foster Feller, a fifteen-year-oM
son of Deputy Sheriff John H. Feller On Mon
day Mr Ronr-'MUe, who had been drinking, it is
caid. drove ht« v.if» and five children out of
doors, and they sought refuge at the Feller
home, which is near by. Mr. Rorcnevill-; went to
New York the nine day and did not return -untM
after 9 o'clock laat night. He hid evidently
been drinking:, for he went home, obtained two
revolvers, and with these went to the Feller
house and pounded on the door arid cr^»rerl a
disturbance. He then went away, but returned
to the house and fired a bullet through the door.
Tie smashed in a panel of the door, when
young Feller, from en upper window, tcld him to
go away.* His answer was to try to aim at the
youth so the latter says, but he was not quirk
enough. Feller then fired the content* of a
double barrelled shotgun at Bonnevllle, mortally
wounding him The latter .sied without making
any statement Toung F<-!W was brought to
Hudson by his father and placed in the custody
of the Sheriff. The .lead man came to Llnllth
po tr.o years ago fro;:i New Rochelle. He was
forty-five ye^ara of ape, and vas considered the
richest man In the village.
Allentown. Perm.. Bept 27.— Clifford Bonne
rtlle'a father. A. B. Bonnevllle, waa a wealthy
cement manufacturer here. The son, who re
cently moved from New Rochelle to Uniithgo,
waa long known iis a racetrack plunger under
th< name of BonnelL
Catskfll. N. V.. Sept. 27. — <'!ir"rd I'onnevllle
first disroverfil the commercial value of the
.-. Mi^nt ro< k in this region. H« bought up
fanna all ;.i.out here, which ho eventually suld
to <•<-•:,)< nt companies.
AFONO DIES IX C II IX A.
3 fade Fortune in Hawaii — His
Daughters Noted for Beauty.
Honolulu, Sept. 27.— News has been received
here that Afong. the well known Chinese cap
italir-t. formerly of Hawaii, died on Tuesday in
Afong ecttled In Hawaii about forty years ago and
amassed considerable wealth. He married a half
white woman and had fifteen children, two eons
and thirteen daughters. About fifteen years ago he
returned to China with one of his sons after leav
ing moro than J1 ,000.000 to provide for his family.
His daughters became prominent in society and
were luted as bcinu among the most beautiful
women in the Hawaiian Islands. Nearly all of
them were married to men of prominence, one be
coming the wife of Hoar Admiral Whiting.
BLOODHOUNDS FOR TRAIN WRECKERS.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 27.— Train wreckers re
moved •even rails from the Southern Railroad at
Dnrton. 8. C this morning, derailing passenger
(rein No. 30, from Savannah for Columbia. No one
wu3 killed. B!oodh<junJ« will he u«ed to tract the
—Prom Collier's Weekly.
HUGHES SAYS CAMPAIGN BEGIXS AUSPICIOUSLY.
Albany. Sept. 27.— This telegram was received
to-day by Governor Higgins from Charles E.
Hughes, the Republican nominee for Governor:
Your telegram is warmly appreciated.
FEAR FOR GULF TOWNS.
PEXSACOLA HARD HIT.
Hurricane Sleeps Through the
South — Immense Losses.
New Orleans, Sept. 27.— A1l efforts to pene
trate even the edge of the flood caused by the
hurricane on the Gulf of Mexico coast to the
oast and south of here have been fruitless to
night. It has been almost twenty-four hours
since the receipt of the last message from the
exposed towns. Apprehension was increased by
the fact that these places, beginning at Lake
Catherine, the furthest point east reached thus
far, are much more exposed to the wind and
water than the larger gulf cities which have
From Lake Catherine eastward the exposed
towns ar« Bay Bt Louts, Pass Christian, Mis
sissippi City, Biloxi. Ocean Springs, Papcagoula
and Scranton. These places face Mississippi
Sound, across which the wind has a long sweep.
Pome of them fxtend up to the very brink of
the sound, and in places are protected by bank-s
not more than six to ten feet above the normal
sea level. Mary of these banks are of soft
PtafT correspondents of local newspapers who
yesterday afternoon left here and distributed
themselves along the Pound in anticipation of
the storm have not been heard from. Although
their papers have tried to reach them by round
about telegrams northward into the middle of
Mississippi and thence to the roast, not an In
timation of the situation has been receive*. Not
only is all rail, telegraphic and telephonic com
munication cut off with the fiour.i towns, but
there is no immediate, pronpec"; of r.etvs by boat.
The wireless station at the mouth of the river
was abandoned early in the storm, the last re
port beins that there waa about eight feet of
water over the floor of the operator's room.
Despite the anxiety here to-night, however,
there is a general belief thnt few, if any. lives
have been lost. This hopefulness was due to the
fact that the coast Inhabitants had two days'
warning of the storm. All reports from these
places last right were that water was rising
and that the inhabitants were preparing for
By long distance telephone New Orleans enn
rra^h only Baton Rouge and Houston. Tex.,
whils the available telegraph wires run to Gal
veston, Houston and to Memphis. Railroad ser
vice North and West was uninterrupted. No
news was received to-day from the steamer
Camelta. which, at the beginning of the hurri
cane, had crossed Lake Pontchartrain and was
about to land forty passengers at Mllneher^, hut
was forced to run hack without making her dock
and i ncroaa the lake. Nearly all the ports
where the Camel la might have stopped for shel
ter have been cut off from communication with
New Orleans to-<iay.
Although the. wireless telegraph station here
managed to speak with steamers three hundred
miles out in the Gulf to-day, and as far east as
Key West, no answer was returned to calls for
the wireless station at Pensacolo. The steamers
far out in the <;ulf reported a calm eea.
Passengers arriving here over the Illinois Cen
tral to-night said that while the train was stop
ping at McComb, Miss., a hotel collapsed in the
Btorm there, killing two persons.
The storm did great damage to the cotton
crop. Most of the cotton was still in the field
and was ruined by ri.in and wind.
Peneacola. Fla., Sept. 27. — worst sea and
hurricane that the Gulf coast has experienced
since the village of Pensaeola, on San Rosa
Island, was swept away. 107 years ago. began
last night, and is still raging to-night. It is re
ported that many lives between the city nnd
the navy yard have been lost, but as many
rumors of this character have been current all
div the report does not obtain credence.
It' Is known, however, that many of the houses
in that district are In from five to ten feet of
water and many women have been taken from
MOOnd story windows and carried to safety In
boats estimated property damage ls ?3.000,000.
Tne estimate! property damage is $3,000,000.
Fvery house In Pensaeola has suffered dam
nee and many roofs arc blown off. The water
front Is strewn with wreckage for miles on
either Bide of the city and vessels are piled on
the wharves, or Where the wharves once were.
In utter ruin. Big Iron steamers and many
Ughter sailing ahip» are lying high and dry up
n the city where the tide has never before
been known to rearh. Every wharf for mi, ,
a rou.d ha. been -tr.pt away or Is damaged be
around nas The electric power was shut oft
ITI o Tck tS morning. There i. no street
c,r t«£^ and communication with the out
car traf ". c ' a nractlca !ly cut off. This dispatch,
:';,ho«;. lr te^rnphicjnatter. 1b being hurried
Continue* on ** hth *"«••
All good citizens recognize the genuine
reforms achieved by your administration.
The campaign begins under the best au
spices. CHARLES E. HUGHES.
CLINGING TO PALMA.
TAFT MAY BE GOVERXOR.
Moderates Refuse to Accept Cuban
Havana. Sept. 27.— The Moderate party to
night decided to Make a final effort to perpetuate
the authority of the Palma administration by
rejecting the resignation of the President when
presented to Congress to-morrow.
When this decision was reached Secretary Taft
and Assistant Secretary Bacon, the American
commissioners had already concluded to inter
vene, but they agTeed to await to-morrow'a de
velopments, as they are anxious to afford tha
Cubans every opportunity to work out their own
President Palma steadfastly refuses to with
draw his resignation. Typical of this was the
cable dispatch he sent to President Roosevelt in
response to the final and urgent message from
the American President that he remain at the
helm in Cuba.
In this dispatch President Palma expressed his
■warm appreciation of President Roosevelt'B ef
forts to secure peace for Cuba and of the friend
ship h« has always shown for the Cuban people.
He referred to his own previous sacrifices for
Cuba, which he said had not been made in vain,
but, in the present situation and In view of all
tha» had transpired, he felt that further sacri
fice on his part would be useless and that It was
not consistent with his dignity and prestige to
remain In office.
"tt'ere it possible to induce President Palma to
withdraw his resignation the situation still
■would be most difficult and intervention would
continue to be the most probable outcome. If
President Palma's resignation were accepted, it
would then become necessary for Congress to
elect a provisional President. Such an election
■would only be a new source of contention, not
only between the opposing political parties, but
probably within the opposing factions within
The American commissioners will not brook
the establishment of a provisional government
by the Cubans simply as a means of gaining
time. They feel that, if a provisional govern
ment is created, it must be by the United State*.
Secretaries Taft and Bacon hold that they would
not be properly discharging their full duties if
puch a government were created in any other
THTNK TAFT WILL BE GOVERNOR.
The American commissioners have little con
fidence In the seriousness of the Intentions of
the politicians, who have been vacillating and
insincere throughout these nine days of futilo
negotiator. This being the situation, nobody Is
Inclined to doubt to-night that within twenty
four hours Sacretary Taft, by authority of the
President of the United States, will proclaim
himself provisional governor of Cuba. Such a
government, however, would be made Cuban as
far as it was possible so to do by continuing the
various departments under the immediate con
trol of the present heads.
Immediate developments in the situation de
pend on th« action taken by Congress to-mor
row. It is not likely that the Liberals will at
tend the session, but the Moderates and the Lib
eral Nationalists combined expect to secure a
The Moderate leaders to-night expect nothing
but intervention to-morrow, and It is matter of
common report among them that armed Amer
ican forcas will flock ashore, from the warships
assembled here even before the meeting of Con
gress. This, however, will not occur unless some
violent change in the situation makes it neces
Even should Congress carry out its announced
Intention of not aooeptlng President Palma's
resignation. Secretary Taft will hold that a
vacancy exists unless President Palma himself
concludes to remain In office.
In the mean while preparations for the landing
of marines and bluejackets from the American
warships have been fully completed, and within
a short time after Secretary Taft gives the order
all advantageous points, wh'.ch already have
been selected by naval officers, will be occupied
by a force of at least 2,500 men.
Such an order would not be given until Sec
retary Taft regards it as absolutely iiumir,
but it is certain that the present chaotic condi
tions wjll not be allowed to continue for more
Cant la tied on third ?•«*-
THE TOWN OF ST. THOMAS, LOOKING WEST.
TO DEPOSIT $26,000,000.
Secretary Shaw Announces Action
to Relieve Money Pressure.
Washtnsrton. Sept. 27.— Secretary Phaw an
nounces that $26,000,000 will be deposited with
existing depositary banks, as follows: New York
and Chicago. $3,000,000 each; Boston. Philadel
phia. St. Louis and New Orleans. S2.ooo.ooo each;
Baltimore, Louisville. Kansas City and Cleve
land. $1,000,000 each; Pittsburg. Buffalo. Min
neapolis. Milwaukee. Detroit, Cincinnati. St.
Paul. Omaha, Dcs Moines, Denver, Sioux City.
Memphis. Peoria, Atlanta, Nashville and Sioux
Falls. S.-iOO.OOO each.
Security in bonds which am lawful invest
ments for savings banks of New York and Mas
sachusetts will be accepted for the.*© deposits
at JH) per cent of their market value. These
deposits are temporary in character, to be re
turned as soon as the pressure is over, begin
ning probably February 1 next.
PARIS BANKERS WARY.
Will Sell Gold to United States, but
Want High Premium.
Paris, Sept. 27.— The monetary situation continues
to absorb the attention of the bankers here., who
are hesitating: to lend money pending the uncer
tainty regarding an increase of the Bank of Eng
land's rate of discount next week and the demands
of the New York market.
The Bank of France has been letting out gold,
primarily with the object of obviating an increase
in the rate aorosa the Channel. Banking circles
h«re nre of the opinion that New York will be un
able to obtain much more relief, from London, but
that gold may be obtained here, though at a con
stantly higher price.
The regent of the Bank of France informed a
prominent American banker last night that the
Kank of France would furnish gold for export if the
I'nited States were prepared to pay the pri.-e. Last
week's shipment cost four mills premium, and there
wer.j further withdrawals at five and upward. Some
of the gold already gone, however, which was accu
mulated in the ordinary course of business, was not
paid out at a premium.
At the Bank of France to-day It was said that the
bank officials regarded the matter in a purely com
mercial I'ght, but that they were always in a po
sition to prevent an outflow of gold, as a protec
tion for French interests, by the exercise of the
legal option to mleein notes and silver five-franc
LEASE BIG PRESERVES.
New York Sportsmen Interested in
Xeic Brunmcick Company.
St. John, N. 8.. Sept. 27. — A tract of more than
1.70,000 acn»s in the Tobiaue River section of
New Brunswick has been leased by a sporting
organization recently formed in Monveal. The
company is known as the New Brunswick Fish
and Game Company. Limited, and the immense
tract securpd by it Includes some of the choicest
big game country in the province.
The officers of the company are: Honorary
president. Lord Strathcona, Montreal; president.
Robert Meighon. Montreal, vice-president.
Colonel H. H. McLean. St. John; treasurer.
Alfred Zelty. St John.
The names of a number of New York sports
men are on the list of provisional directors.
FIND PLOT TO SMUGGLE CHINESE.
Celestials Horded in Newfoundland Await
ing Expeditions to Bring Them to U. 8.
Boston. Sept. 27.— A horde of Chinese awaiting
expeditions to smuggle them Into the United States
at some lonely place on the New England coast
have been ferreted out In Newfoundland by Chi
nese immigration inspectors through an anonymous
tip sent them. The inspectors are now watching for
any attempt to land a party taken from Newfound
land by a Boston yacht, which la beirg sought by
United States and Canadian revenue cutters. Sev
eral Chinese agents here are being constantly shad
owed, In the expectation that their movements will
betray the landing place.
A training school for Chinese at Montreal, where
they are coached on questions of American birth
and citizenship, has also beta discovered. Chinese
are prepared there for months before being sent
across the border to be arrested and tried before.
United States courts, where carefully trained Chi
nese witnesses swear to their Identity as of Ameri
PILOT BAERON'S BODY FOTJND.
Final Burial Place of Hero of Battle of Lake
Burlington. Vt., Sept. 27. — A long standing con
troversy among patriotic societies of Vermont arid
New York as to where the body of Joseph Barron.
jr.. pilot of Commodore McPcnough's flagship
Saratoga, which took part in the battle cf Lake
Champlain in the War of 1812. was burled, resulted
to-day in a definite answer to the question. Stones
In cemeteries In Plattsburij. N. V.. and this city
pave evidence that Barron had been burled oh
both sides of the lake.
The grave here was opened to-day, and skull and
bones were found in a blanket. Remains of i
uniform were also found and Identified as those of
Pilot Harron. The skull had been pierced with a
bullet in a manner known to have resulted In tho
pilot's death in the battle. It in understood that
the body was nr«t buried at Piattshurg and re
moved here. Barren receives considerable credit
In history for the victory of McDonough's fleet.
» ■ —
FIND COAL VALUED AT $50,000,000.
Mahanoy City. Perm.. Sept. 27.— A new vein el
coal a mile in length and an eighth of a mile In
width. with an average thickness of twelve feet,
has been discovered by the Philadelphia and Read-
Ing Coal and Iron Company In the Mahanoy Val
ley. Basel say it contains millions of tons,
valued at from $50,000,000 to $75. 000.000. and that
It will require more than lift years to exhaust the
NEW GERMAN CABLE COMPANY.
Berlin. Sept. 27.— The German Cablegranf Com
pany. Limited, has been Incorporated her« with a
capital' of » TV** ;:„ •>. -V>-.-~
HUGHES TO SPEAK SOO.W
TO TAKE STUMP AT OXCE.
Will Start Speechmaking 'After
Notification on Wednesday.
State Chairman Woodruff announced after a.
conference of -several hours with Charts E.
Hughe*. th« Republican nomine© for Governor.'
at his home in West End avenue last night, that '
the notification ceremony -would taka place at
the Republican Club on "Wednesday of next I
week, and that immediately thereafter Mr.
Hughaa would begin a militant campaign, speak
ing in this city, then making a trip through th»
state. Mr. Woodruff depicted the candidate v!
glowing with enthusiasm and an earnest dwrtr*
to take the stump for his party.
Preceding the formal notification tiler* tjITI b«
a meeting of the State Committee on "Wednesday
afternoon at its new headquarters, not yet se
lected. The State Committee 13 to be. th& com
mittee, of notification. Mr. Woodruff said that
the Republican Club had been selected for th»
official notification, instead of having the com
mittee wait on Mr. Hughes at his horn*, because
the club had arranged to have a reception for;
the candidates that night, and Mr. Hughea had
consented to let the two functions be held in
Mr. Hughes will send to the committee no
formal letter of acceptanace. The speech he will
make at the official notification will cover the
situation amply and contain a declaration of
the principles on which he will make his fight
for the Governorship.
Following the notification, on Friday night will
be held the first meeting of the campaign at
some hall, probably Carnegie, in this city. Mr.
Hughes and probably Lieutenant Governor
Bruce and other well known speakers will start
the fight against the radicalism which capture*!
the Democracy at Buffalo. On Saturday night.
If the plans work out, two meetings will be helj
On Monday Mr. Hughes will start up the
state. All the details of this trii> have not yet
been worked out. but the probability is that ha
; will go direct to Buffalo and work down through
the state. Great attention will be paid by Mr.
Hughes to th- up-state counties, where he is
comparatively little known. His friends say
that he is an excellent stump speaker, and that
when he has completed a trip around the rural
districts he will be appreciated among the agri
culturists as an old friend.
In this connection one of the sidelights of the
convention was recalled yesterday. Herbert
Parsons had been standing out stubbornly
against all the up-state politicians in confer
ences, refusing to sanction any candidate but
' •'Well. Waal kind of a man is this Hughes?"
asked William Banes, jr. "What does ha look
like? I've never seen him. even."
"Yes. we don't know him: we've never en
seen him," chimed in O'Brien. Abridge. Fran
chot^ "Ward and some of the others.
"I have." remarked Francis Hendricks, ex-su
perintendent of insurance, shaking his head
sadly. But the others did not ask for his opinion
of the Hughes character. They respected hi*
The candidate spent the entire day at his ho;n«
in conference with his friends and political
helpers. President Parsons of the county com
mittee was at Lenox, but Senator Page, who
was Mr. Hughes d accredited representative at
tho state convention, saw the candidate and
went over the situation with him.
It was announced that Mr. Hughes would
have rooms in the new state committee head
quarters, where he would be each day to recatre
visitors. He expects to make known his princi
ples in carefully considered statements* or in
formal talks with the newspaper men, and in his
speeches from the platform. There will be no
"newspaper campaign" of hurried or ill-consid- ,
ered interviews, subject to misconstruction or
"AMEN CORNER" 31 AY. GO.
Proposition Made to Move Republi
can State Headquarters.
Timothy L. Woodruff, rh« new Republican state
chairman, vice ex-Governor Odell, retired, and
Lafayette B. Gleason. the new secretary, toc!S
charge at state headquarters in the Fifth Avenue
Hotel yesterday, and immediately began to map out
plans for a whirlwind Hushes campaign, especially
up the state, and new lines for th« state commit
tee's work. By desire of Senator Armstrong,
chairman cf the state convention, the stats com
mittee will act as a committee of notification, after
■which ceremony a meeting probably will be held to
dim* ups the campaign policy.
It has been practically decided to move the state
headquarters from the Fifth Avenue Hotel to a
house uptown, probably in the neighborhood cf
Fifth avenue and 34tli street. If a suitable place can
be found. Chairman Woodruff is strongly of tlva
opinion that such a course would be wise, and, al
most every on.- whom he has sounded, en the pro
posal ha» agreed with him. IW. Secretary Uteaauu
ami Senator Frank Gardner visited several houses
yesterday. They found that a place with abcu;
jour times the present avahable j space couM bo
obtained for about half the cost of toe existing
Since the retiring administration of the commit
tee left a deficit of scm« JtJ.OOO. Mr. Woodruff
thinks tha saving effected by the change wouij,
prove of considerable use ln a year. Besides that,
those who have Uiacu^ed thf moving of head
quarters have argued that the- S:ate Committee
would gafn In dignity by having its own house. In
stead of a few s:nall rooms ln a hotel. Aaothe
suggestion which Chairman WcodrutT has under
consideration is the appointment of a treasurer
for the committee who should make it hi 3 chief
business to solicit campaign contributions, and
keet> account of them.
If the state headquarters be moved, the political
traditions of nearly a quarter of a century will ba
shattered. During that time the republican Start
Committee has been housed at th« Fifth Avenue
Hotel, and. save lor two years ln the Blame cam
paign. when It had a house of its own In Fifth
avenue, for many year* preceding. Republican
politicians from ull over th*> country have conzre
tcateil there and In the Amen Corner, a: one end of
th» lobby. Indeed, the A;nen Corner became tta i
the name of th» place than a de^'.^.ia'on of th«
Institution which grew out of the habit formed toy