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loss of Five to Fifty Lives and $3,000,000 in Property
—Many Vessels Sunk— Troops on Guard in City.
Many Thought Dead— Damage to Shipping Heavy in Both Cities-
Fear for Smaller Towns.
UoWie. Sept M (by way of Meridian. Mtos.) -
of lie variously estimated at from rive
y persons, many persons Injured, five
ll U «m« houses imaged, shipping wrecked.
i business Quarter devastated, and a property
d fully $3,000,000 ere the results of the
hurricane of the last forty-eight hours
<r AH <:'■'?■
m (terra etruck Mobile on Wednesday at
• d^rt. an* raped for many hours, th wind
n g a velocity of ninety miles en hour.
Wei from Mobile Bay was Mown Into the city
tv tie gale, and for a time the. sea stood *even
*eet jefp IB lh * *h° lfcsale quarter, which In
c ;ufl*« that part of the city from Royal street
m the Alabama River.
— less of life Is believed to be chiefly among
yeeroes.-although conditions ere fo chaotic that
isfermation In indefinite.
Mobile has been placed under control of the
ejlitla. Nobody Is permitted on the streets ex
cept newspaper men and persons earing
tari«* The city was put under martial law
t t dark on Thursday, and no person Is allowed
to enter the wholesale quarter. The city author
ities were Quick to act.
Much apprehension is felt for the suburban
tows*, a* It Is feared that they have been ob "
jjttratel The chances are that the loss of life
or. Dauphin Island is heavy. Many fishermen
jive on Dauphin Island and other outlying
earthy tracts from which no tidings have been
re reived.
Much fear is entertained for Fort Morgan,
where the gssatnasßt quarantine station is situ
tXtt irA rr.ar.y enHiers live.
In dM city many persons and animals were
rescued after h?roic efforts, but there were also
«nu»lr.g incidents. An aged Negro discovered
as old Nepress In Imminent danger of death by
droiT.'.r.s. Hearing her appeals for help, he
<ju'.ckly ran ir.to the shop where he was em
ployed, end. seizing en unusually large tub,
placed her In It and landed her safely en dry
Tie ■offering in Motile is eevere. The anni
hilation of transportation facilities has 6hut off
all BuprMes and, unless help reaches the city
ton the outside world soon, great distress will
Pnßisions are almost exhausted. Restaurants
fcrfmar.y, bat have no supplies on hand. Ham
cf egfs constitute their food supply, and these
«2 tooa become exhausted.
TTMesale houses lost many thousands of dol
lin ton food and willingly paid as high as
I! 80 hear for common labor, and earnestly
fcefpefl men to accept that pay, bo frantic were
they to save goods. Even at this figure few
sen. white or black, would work.
Mobile's shipping Buffered more than anything
toe. Mary of the river boats are now beached
« cirk, and are complete wrecks. The city
Jte« and those of private corporations are
si^'y damaged.
Tte revenue cutter Alert has gone down, In
Mobile Hirer, Phe was rammed by some un
fcwwa vessel and Bank Immediately. Her crew
» believed to have escaped, but nothing has
*•» *wr: of any member of it.
Asocj the steamers sunk were the J. P.
**«h. th« Mary E. Staples, the Mary S. Blees.
*** C£.«ca, dM Overton. the Hattle B. Moore.
Ie Oty C f Camden. and many other smaller
■• It Is feared that the crews of these
*«•■» vere lost, but it has en Impossible to
Isera kflaltely at this time.
wiarm from Frascati street, the extreme
*»«» er.d cf the city, as far us the river as
«*» Ms Creek, are wrecks. This includes
*•» the r.ew Mobile & Ohio piers and the Louis
"MkaNbvflli piers.
* p£i communication Is paralyzed, with
*** Proepect* of wires for several days. Elec
"tht companies and street railways have
•"Deeded and all Nisifuss has been given up.
""* Mob!1 ° & Ohio Railroad was the first road
*«» train out of the city, the first one hay
**** Mobile at 4a.m. to y.
**• oac* of the Western Union Telegraph
. -X=y •»■ cix feet under water. Its bat
'«« were flooded, and it will be some time
** business can be resumed. The Postal
|Vpinh building, while not so low, also suf-
£* Louisvill* & Nashville and the Mobil-.
?? on & Kaneas City railroad shops were in
te** the machinery and rolling stock sue
3s« heavy damages.
«*<Se of bales of cotton floated through
*** streets and were carried out to sea.
I^?** lost in this way was damaged by
**** water.
<t^ 6awmllla la the marshy regions north
rtty have been either washed away by
*fct tT ***"" ° r torn l ° M '■'■'' ''* hy lh "
***** ******* tlmbCrß are II be «*»>
Ci y \ ° Ver the cUy an floating down the
***** The harbor «teamer Kamp
'£*** b«:tween Mobile and th«* eaetern
***** *"•**** i utt a^t,ss •:.. rlvf-r and
Frarrls street - Her slde = ere
" n an ' ] uj.p^r etructure blown away.
Ci, _ ' q °^lork Thurf,.'.ay evening anf j rri .
vvj^' «ere felled au>l roofs wera
01 benflreoa. Through the streets, car
*°*"^o^:^*2 °2__ YORK, , SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1906 -SIXTEEN PAGES-^J^;^,,
ried by the terrific wind, were hurled thousands
of pieces of slate, strips of tin roofing, cornices,
shingles and. In fact, all kinds of debris. Blinds
were torn from their fastenings and windows
smashed as though made of tißSue paper. Many
persons were seriously injured and cut by flying
slate, tin and glass. The railroads have started
wreckers to clean ud and to repair tracks, but
their task is difficult.
Every church In Mobile was damaged, though
Christ Church Cathedral and St. Francis Street
Baptist Church suffered more than others. The
damage to Christ Church Cathedral is estimated
at $40,000. and St. Francis Street Baptist
Church at $10,000. The roof of the Mobile Med
ical College was blown off. The college had a
valuable museum, which was damaged. St.
Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church w«ib
razed. The Girls' Asylum and Creole School, in
Contl street, were greatly damaged.
The florists of Mobile lost heavily, hothouses,
plants and flowers being strewn along the streets
for blocks.
Cravier & Sons, on St. Charles 6treet. and the
Industrial School's gardens, in Lafayette street,
sustained heavy damage. The Mobile County
courthouse is wrecked. The clock in the tower
was blown out by the wind. The Union Station,
at the end of Government street, which caught
fire several days ago. is damaged considerably.
Its windows are broken and cornices and shin
gles are gone. The water came bo rapidly that
railroad employes were unable to remove the
baggage checkr-d for transportation. Matiy
trunks were seen floating down the bay.
The Cawthorn Hotel, just completed, and the
Bienville Hotel, facing Bienville Square, are
damaged 95,000 each; the Windsor Hotel, $5,000;
St. Andrew's, $3,000; the Southern. $3,000. The
Southern Supply Company estimated its loss at
Among the wholesale houses that have sus
tained the greatest damage are: Pollock &
Bernheimer. wholesale dryffoods; the English
Manufacturing "Wagon Company, wagons and
buggies; 8. Jacobson. dry&oods; Dorean & Toung
hardware; Cunningham Hardware Company,
Bamey-Cavanaugh Hardware Company, Mobile
Drug Company, E. O. Zadek Jewe'.ry Company,
Draper & Burns, clothing; American Suppiy
Company, mill supplies; Christian Supply Com
pany, Cleaveland Bros., wholesale grain; T. O.
Bush & Co., wholesale grocers; James McDonnell
Company, wholesale gTOcers; the Marshall Ly
ons Grocery Company. Muscat & Lott, produce
dealers; the Mobile Brewery, the Bienville Brew
ery, the Dixie Grain Company, and the James
McPhlliips Grocery Company. Besides thesot
many other wholesale houses in the city sus
tained heavy losses'.
Tho Merchants' Bank, the First Xational Bank
and the LienkaufC Bank were inundated. There
la no way at present to arrive at a correct esti
mate of the losses, owing to the disorder. All to
The city was astir early this morning, how
ever. The water had receded somewhat anl
everybody, armed with buckets and broom*,
•worked hard for a restoration to normal condi
tions. Fire did not break out in the city.
The lowest barometer reading was 25.84. £t
fi:3o o'clock Thursday morning; 1803's recorl
was 2fl lft Tho barometer rose steadily fron
f.:RO o'clock. The rainfall for two days was
0 47 Inches.
The average velocity of the wind as officially
announced by the Weather Bureau was flfty
fivo miles an hour. The official maximum was
■<--d. The official maximum record in
IK»3 was seventy-two miles an hour.
Even with a marked difference In wind ve
locity, this year's storm did f.'ir greater damage
to Mobile because thi wind of Thursday was of
longer duration and more like a tornado, twist
ing; everything in i' s path.
\ll along the line of the Mobile & Ohio Rail
road from Meridian to Mobile The Associated
Pr< sh correspondent say huge trees lying flat
with limbs torn off and trunks twisted. The
streams are all out of Lanks, ;n;d for twenty
qvc miles north of this city, looking to the right
of the railroad, one can see nothing 1 except a
poltd sheet «>f water running swiftly toward
Mobile. There were many farmhouses In this
inundated region, and there may have been los*
of life then . (
Fruit trees and fall vegetable crops all over
Southern Alabama and Mississippi arc ruli^d.
So also are the cotton, MH£;tr cane and other
crops, one Mississippi planter said to-iiiiy he
wuld v.niiriKiy accept |1S i<>r bis cotton crop
and fee! thai be had a fair deal.
Fexsacola loss iieavv.
Warships at Navy Yard in Danger
Many Reported Dead.
Pensacola, Fia.. Bept 28.- (By way of Fio
maton. Ala).— The worst hurricane, to visit this
< it ,• in Its history. ra#ed hero furiously ail last
j.uht and this mornJntT, rind to-day, with a gals
... UM ■"> presents a wrecked sp
,l the damage In estimated at |5,.
. ' be heary among the marln
< UD iluui-<l on fuortli i>«»*.
Marines Guard Treasury — Rural
Guards Police Havana.
Havana, Sept. 28. — It is certain that Ameri
can intervention will take place to-morrow.
Thirty United States marines were landed
here to-night to guard the Treasury Build
ing. There will be no further landings to-night,
but Secretary Taffs proclamation creating him
self Provisional Military Governor of Cuba will
be issued to-morrow.
A furtber force of Americans will be landed
To-nipM the ciiy is policed by rural guards.
Generil Rodriguez, comander 61 the rural
gnnrds, Is co-operating with Secretary Taft.
It is intended t lint the Provisional Govern
ment of Cuba shall be essentially Cuban. The
departments will continue under their present
heads, and toe Cuban flag will remain over the
public buildings, thongh the American flag will
be flown wherever troops are stationed.
American Mediators Forced to Take
Over Govern merit.
Havana, Sept. 28. — President Roosevelt's peace
commisßloners, although clothed with the fullest
authority to intervene whenever it became ob
vious that peace by harmonizing the warring
Cubans was impossible, have patiently withheld
their hands from thus setting aside Cuban
sovereignty until the last hope had disappeared.
This stage of hopelessness was reached at a late
hour to-night, when the great majority of all
three of the political parties refused to attend
the session of Congress called to act upon the
resignations of all the members of the govern
ment, and announced that they would have
nothing more to do with the government of
There has been considerable rabid denuncia
tion of the course pursued by the American com
missioners; who, it has been alleged, have acted
unfairly toward the government party, but tlv
great mass of the residents of Cuba, Cubans,
Spaniards, Americans and all other foreigners,
v.hom Mr. Taft will recommend for the post of
Civil Governor of Cuba.
welcome intervention as something for which
they have longed through th- last six weeks of
unrest, disorder and ill fooling.
No sooner was the failure of to-night's ad
journed session of Congress, and tho declared
Intention of the government officers do longer
to serve, reported to Secretaries Taft and Bacon
than the preparations lor armed intervention
were put Into operation. A telephone wire h:id
1,, , i, quietly laid from the American Legation
to the battleship I^ouislana. and aa soon as the
order was received Irom Secretary Tuft thirty
marines were at one* landed at the Captain of
the Port's wharf and moved quickly and quletly
to the Treasury Building, where they went on
In the mean wliii* Captain Albert R. Couden.
commander of the nnval force; Captain Sea ton
Bchroeder, of the battleship Virginia; Brigadier
OeneraJ Funston and Major I^idd were in con
ference Wtth Messrs. Taft and Bacon, complet
ing plans for guarding the city to-night and
nrrunglng for the occupation to-morrow. Utn
eral Rodriguez, .^mmander of all the Cuban
armed forces, is acting in perfect harmony
the American < onimissloners. and the rural
xuard can be depanAed upon absolutely to as-
Bisl the provislonaJ jrov.inment In every re«pe ( t .
Although there was no apprehension of
Continued on third pm««.
(Copyright. 1901. by TMrolt Photographic Co.)
Tzlo Armed Terrorists Captured at
Petcrhof — Repression.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 28.— A well laid plot
against the life of the Emperor, and one with all
the chances of success on its side, was uncovered
to-day ty the arrest of two armed terrorists, a
man and a woman, in the quarte:* of one of the
palace servants within the inclosure of the Alex
andra Pa la re, at Peterhof, his majesty's secluded
and clnsoly guarded summer residence on rron
ftadt Bay. The servant's son and another lackey
named Klepnlkoff, who were concerned in smug
gling the terrorists thro Us h the guards and ar
ranging their hiding place, were also arrested.
Emperor Nicholas had heen expected to re
turn to Peterhof this week, and it is presumed
that thf> terrorists Intended to seize a favorable
opportunity to shoot him while he was walking
or playing with his children in the palace
Part of the great park at Peterhof is protected
on one side by the waters of the bay and on
three sides It is inclosed by a high wall sur
mounted with iron spikes. This wall is con
stantly patrolled by trusted Cossacks. Inside
the palace grounds the only buildings are the un
pretentious palace and two or three smaller
bouses wh«»re the servants are quartered.
The ramifications of the conspiracy, in which
arrests have been reported almost daily nince
September 15, when a lackey and several other
persona wer<» arrested, are extensive and may
possibly have Included two or more subdivisions,
one directed against the Emperor and the other
against Grand Duke Nicholas. The arrests of
th^se lackeys explain the manner in which
threatening letters were introduced into the
ipartments of the Emperor and other m^mb^rs
of the imperial family.
A general campaign of arre-*« and domiciliary
visit? beeau in St. Petersburg to-day. It is not
connected with the Peterhof plot, but is an
outcome of the recent arrival here of a group
of Polish socialists, who come to give th°lr St.
Petersburg brothers the benefit of their experi
ence in Warsaw for the organization of a reign
of terror in the capital.
Several important consignments of arms and
ammunition which arrived here by rail have
been seized. The police became aware of one
shipment, and secretly set a watch on it in the
hope of apprehending the consignees The rev
olutionists perceived this trap, set the'r o<vn
rples. and almost succeeded In getting the arms
from under tho very noses of the officers. Sim
ilar seizures of ammunition and arms are je
ported fmm Warsaw, Moscow, and many other
places in the south.
Replying to a telegram of congratulation
from the League of Russian People at Ellsavet
grad upon the '•energy*' displayed by the troops
in the. recent massacre at Siedlce. Colonel Ttk
hanoffsky, who was temporarily in command of
the garrison during the excesses, sent a bo*n
bastle message which read: "Greetings to the
loyal Russian people. Bayonets are might!
than rags." The last word referred to the rai
ment of the poorer Jews.
Grave Fear That Venezuelan Presi-
dent May Not Recover.
Washington. Sept. 28.— Minister Russell, nt
Caracas, advised the State Department to-day
by cable that President Castro of Venezuela is
very sick at one of the small suburbs of Caracas,
and is so weak that he has to be assisted into
or out of a carriage or a train. lie receives no
callers, not even the members of his Cabinet, and
transacts no official business. The nature of his
malady is not generally known, but his friends
apprehend that he never may recover his health.
Sister of Mrs. Howard Gould Will
Live Kith Brick Cleaner.
[By Tele^rapli to The Trtbuiw.]
San Francisco, Sept. 28. — Miss Kiia Clemmons,
a Bister Of Mrs. Howard Gould, of New York,
and well known as a missionary worker among:
the Chinese of this city, is the bride of Sun Yue.
a Chinese brick cleaner, and now cooks his meals
and keeps his refugee tent, pitched amid the
ruins of Nob Hill. in order.
The law prohibits a whttu woman becoming
the wife Of a Chinaman, so Mrs. Sun Yue la
Joined to her spouse by the Chinese ceremonial
only, ami points to a jade ring and bracelet to
prove the bond which ties her to Sun Tue fof
life. Sin- seems happy In her surroundings, al
though her husband cleans bricks In the ruins
for I- a day.
Mrs. Sun Yue «a« once the wife of a well-to
do merchant here, but slr.ee she began her labors
In the Chinese quarter sho has always been
Known a-4 Mins Clemmons. She worked for
eight years as a missionary °' tne Roman
Catholic faith, laboring among the Chinese wom
en. Five y^ars ago Mrs. Howard Gould offered
her eccentric sister a substantial allowance if
uhe would leave the Oriental quarter and return
to Palo Alto to live with her mother. Mrs.
Dayan. but the offer was rejected.
This splendtJ rant train leaves New York at 4:38
p. m. via NEW YORK CENTRAL. LINES, "Amer
ica s Greatest Railroad." arrive* Detroit next morn-
Ing. Saglnaw. Grand Rapids an.l Chicago In the
afternoon. Btst service between the«o elites.— Advt.
' Xational Orators to Take Stump —
Man if Volu n teers.
Eager to get into the fight. Charles E. Hughes,
candidate for Governor on the Republican ticket,
held an extended conference v ith State Chair
man Woodruff concerning the plans of the cam
paign at the Fifth avenue headquarters fester
day afternoon. George R. Sheldon, of No. 0 Wall
b.reet. who was appointed treasurer of the state
committee by Mr. Woodruff, was also pr«"?er.*.
talking over ways and means.
When Mr. Hughes came from the conference
he was apked for an expression of opinion con
cerning the drift of political affairs. BVi sail:
Everything is satisfactory. This is my first
visit here, and really It is the first time I have
had an opportunity to leave the house since
Wednesday. I've been reading telegrams and
letters, and there's still a roomful up there I
haven't had time to go through. I want to pee
them all. although I've oniy answered two, the
President's and the Governor's. I hope my
friends won't think I've neglected them.
Asked if he would att?nd the meeting of the
State committee next week, before the not?fl>a- ■
tion on Wednesday night. Mr. Hughes said:
"I think very likely I will. 1 want to meet !
the gentlemm very much and talk with them."
He was asked if any significance was attached
to the visits made to him jeslsniaj at the Fifth j
Avenue Hotel by State Senators Malby and Cas-
Fldy. and he said:
"Just a friendly visit. An introduction over
again— that was all."
Mr. Woodruff pinned a Hughes button upon
Mr. Hughess coat lapel, which caused a general
Chairman "Woodruff made this statement:
The Republican party asks the support of all
citizen?. The necessary and legitimate expenses
of the campaign will be heavy. No subscrip
tions from corporations' will be accepted; nor
will any contributions be received wtth any
understanding, express or Implied, that any
contributor or special interest will be favored
or protected. Subscriptions, large or small, will
be welcome from all who desire tr> promote the
election of candidates pledged to honest admin
istration on behalf of all the p<ople of the
state. Such contributions should be sent to
George R. Sheldon. trc;i surer of the RvpuMican
State Committee. No. 12 East 30th street, the
headquarters of the committee.
Mr. Sheldon was Senator Plan's candidate for
Lieutenant Governor four years ago. l.ut Odell
forced Mr. Sheldon to retire from the field.
Slive then the rew treasurer and Mr. Od<'ll
have not been on good ter:n<». Mr. Sheldon will
be treasurer in fact as well as in name. Louis
Stem was treasurer of the committee under
Ode!!, but the latter insisted on doing most of
the work.
After his appointment Mr Sheldon said:
You can well imagine I have not sought this
onerous position. However. I deem it the duty
of every man having any self-respect or pride
in the good name of his state to do everything
in bis power to defeat Hearst. The leaders of
my party have called on me to perform this
duty and I have accepted It as such.
Mr. Hughes will not make any statement
prior to his formal notification of the nomina
tion with the other candidates at the. Repub
lican Club, in 40th street, on Wednesday night
nt 8 o'clock. At that time he will sound the
keynote of his campaign, from which he will not
deviate during the canvass. The first public
address of Mr. Hughes as a candidate will be
at a big meeting in Carnegie Hall on Friday.
Lieutenant Governor Bruce will also speak, and
it Is hoped that Senator Beveridge. of Indiana,
will be able to make an address at tjiat time.
On Saturday Mr. Hughes will open the cam
paign In Brooklyn at two big meetings.
An extensive tour up the state la being ar
ranged, and a meettng for him has already been
scheduled at Buffalo for October 10. As the
candidate is so well known here, and there is
a desire to know him better in other portions
of the State, it hi probable that he will devote
a great portion of his time to touring through
the various counties.
Speaker Cannon win speak for Mr. Hughes ,at
Durland's Riding Academy on October 22. It
was also said yesterday that Secretary Shaw, of
the Treasury Department, Secretary Root and
Congressman I.cngworth would probably speak
here on behalf of the state and Congress tickets
at times to be arranged later.
Chairman Woodruff has not had an oppor
tunity to talk with District Attorney Jerome
about the latter's statement that he would go on.
the stump for the Republican candidate. Mr.
Woodruff Is planning a campaign such as has
not been seen In this state in years. "I expect
to work sixteen hours a day." he said, "and
on Election Day twenty hours."
Republican headquarters we** thronged all
day with men who were anxious to get oat and
work for the ticket at the earliest possible mo
ment. There were some faces that had not
bean seen there In years.
Regarding his part in the campaign William
M. Ivlns. former Republican candidate for
Mayor, who visited headquarters yesterday,
I shall work for Mr. HuKh-s in any way ha
aska me to. I shall be subject to assignment
so far as speaking la concerned, but I shall not
make as many addresses as I did last year,
when I made sixty-nine speeches during thirteen
days. But Mr. Hughes can have all my avail
able time.
"What do you think of Mr. Hearst's chances?"
Mr. Ivins was ask^d. Be replied:
I am not the seventh son of a seventh son.
I do not think Mr. Hearst's chances are ac fa
vorable under the conditions as they would
have been had he remained the candidate of
the Independence League. Before he received
the Democratic indorsement he had a known
following. He tak*« this indorsement plus Mur
phy, plus Buntran, plus a hundred years of
Continued on aerond »<•«•.
uraiiEs support grows.
Hundreds Leave Mass Meeting
While Democratic Nominee Speaks.
Mayor McClellan annonncKl jp<erday that
he would not vote tor W. R. Hearst, and many
other Democrats took the same Ktand.
Hundreds of those «t the Hearst mass meet
ing at Madison Square Garden went out while
Mr. Hearst was speaking.
.Mr. Hnachea spent the afternoon with State
Chairman Woodruff at the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
mapping out Hi cssßfadsßj and meeting a throng
of volunteers.
President Ja<^h Gonld Srhnrman of Cornell
University highly praised Mr. Hajjhea. and said:
"Hl* advent In politics {<■ of equal significance
with that of Grover Cleveland and of Theodore
It looked yesterday a <* though Mr. Hearst and
the Gllsey House clique were planning to throw
the Independence 1-easrae overboard entirely.
Many Other Democrats Join in
Mayor's Protest.
The revolt against the Murphy-Hearst com
bination which nominated Mr. Hearst for Gov
ernor after throwing out honestly elected dele
gates continues with unabated force.
Mayor McClellan. Controller Metz. Joseph S.
Mulror.ey. the former chairman of Hearst's Mu
nicipal Ownership League. Mayor McCleHan, in
Buffalo, on the morning following the conven
tion said he would "accept" the action of th»
state convention. Many people wondered at the
time if he would go to the extreme of self
effacement by voting for the man who. if elected
Governor will remove him from office. Tester
day he came out in a formal statement saying
he would vote for the nominees on the Demo
cratic state ticket with the exception of Mr.
Hearst. The Mayor's statement follows:
As I said yesterday. I am a Democrat, and ac
cept th»» action of the Democratic convention. I
will be a Democrat while my party ha« a name.
But as a Democrat and as Mayor of this town. I
am unalterably opposed to Charles F. Murphy
and to everything that he stands for.
I recognize the humiliation that I mast en<stxr%
in common with other Democrats. Nevertheless.
I will vote the ticket of my party in this StaXQv
but never for William R. Hearst. Him I will not
vote for.
Mr. Hearst was quoted as saying, when tha
Mayor's statement was shown him:
If Mayor McClellan attached as much Importance
to the votes of others as he does to his own par
ticular vot«. he would not now be occupying th«
position of Mayor of New York.
I consider Mayor MeClellan's opposition an honor
which I shall always endeavor to preserve.
It is understood on the best authority that th*
Mayor will vote for Hughes, but aside from the
office of Governor, and possibly that of Lieuten
ant Governor, he will vote the entire. Demo
cratic ticket. Mayor McClellan will keep his
hands off the election fla-nt. as far as publicly
influencing any one regarding hi. vote, and will
not come out in the open in a fight a?miisi
Murphy or the Sullivans during the campaign.
This will be done so that in case of Hearst's
defeat no one could say that the Mayor's action
had accomplished it.
Th« Mayor, it Is understood, believes that
Hears' will be ignomlnlously defeated OS) Wo
vember • In that event, with Hearst out of the
way. he Intends getting into a campaign of
hard work with conservative Democrats all
over the state and try to rejuvenate the Dem
ocratic party.
The Hearst ticket will be the first Democratic
ticket that Mayor McClellan has bolted in
whole or in part, but the Mayor does not con
sider that he is really bolting any ticket this
year, as Hearst, under his understanding of. a
Democrat. Is not affiliated with that party.
Controller Metz says that the action of the
Democrat State Convention has staggered him.
"It's a ease of three H'b," said Mr. Mets. "The
three H's are Hearst. Hughes and HelL Being
a Democrat. I don't want to stand for Hughes.
and I don't want to go to hell. I am on a stand
between hell and Hearst, and I'm going to take
plenty of time to think it over. I think the
action of the state convention in throwing out
legally elected delegates was a disgrace and
scandal. I am not tied up with Mr. Bermet In
politics, but apparently his delegates were the,
legally elected representatives of the four Queens
districts. It was a piece of robbery to throw
them out and seat a set of delegates who had
no claim to the place?. It gives me a headache
to think of the action of that state convention.
I don't- understand It."
James J. Martin. Tammany leader of the 37th
Assembly District, furnished one of the sensa
tions of the day by announcing his resignation
from that place and as a Tammany Hall exec
utive member. Martin was one of the leaders
who bolted at the Tammany caucus at Buffalo.
He said at th» time that he would not stand tor
Hearst, and his resignation was in keeping with
that stand. Mr. Martin's resignation was sent
to Thomas F. McAvoy. the chairman of th«
Tammany executive committee.
Mr Martin has always been classed as un
friendly to Murphy. During the last campaign
he was closely associated with the Mayor, and
when there were several disputes between the
Mayor and Murphy. Martin straightened them
out. He was a member of the old bi-parttsasi
Police Board before consolidation was affected.
He U regarded as Independently wealthy.
Edward M. Shepard showed his gratification
when told of the action of Mayor McCle?!a:i
Plainly. He would not discuss the Hearst ticket
except to say:
"I profoundly, upon careful consideration, dis
approved the nomination of Mr. Hearst bef>>ro
it was made, and nothing has since happened to
change my convictions.
•I shall take no part in this campaign."
• Mr. Shepard's declaration that he continued!
his opposition to Hearst 13 taken that he will
oppose him. in a quiet way. in his campaign.
That Tammany Hall has something In it*
organization to cause leaders who kick over tha
traces to come meekly back into line was shown
again yesterday in the attitude of Thomas E.
Rush, who bolted the Tammany caucus at Buf
falo, and cast his three votes from the 19th As
sembly District for Sulier. Rush announced
that he would remain with the organization and
would support the ticket as nominated at Buf
"You will then support the candidacy of Hearst,

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