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THE TRANSPORT SUMNER AT THE NAVY YARD YESTERDAY. MB. TAFT WINS CUBA.XS POLICY OF U. S. APPROVED. Leading Citizens Warmly 'Accept American Control. Havana. Oct. L— The presence of the Secretary cf TTar ot the DMtea States In Havana and his 00mmptlon of the governnu-nt of Cuba were un rf^-vefily and enthusiastically approved tn-day tr ti» best ataOMßti of the capital. The occa eion it-es the er.r.ua! opstnng of the University of Havana, at -which Mr. Taft mado the prin cipal Efidress. The Barenw was held in the EuflltoriUTn of the university, crowning a hilltop, from which the tHe roofed city, the nine Ameri rtn warships In the harbor beyor.d and tho Cuban flag fluttering: aoart over the distant Morro Owda were visible. The audience, in tflflltlon to seventy-five students, who, accord lag to custom here, are graduated at the begin aitig Instead of the close of the col'.eg-e year, oonslsted of seven hmadrad persons. The welcome leionraaal to Governor Tnft a-d Mr. Bacon, Assistant Secretary of State, vraa vjjt>rou» and spor.taneoua. It began from the rnfimfnt of their arrival, and increased as tha Governor an known his - iewa regarding tho American occupation. Mes*n. Tafl and Baeoa were encourag. 1 in the belief that the pro visjonal^ov.- will receive the hearty sup- Tort cf the leading Cubans. The following is Secretary Taft's address: Ladies io4 Gentlemen and Members of t"he Iniversity of Havana: I count it a peculiar connr, in my temporary rej.roj-c-ntation of the BKBUve of Cuba, t.. participate in the exer ctjei <• -h's gnat university. This is especially uaerefe, . - to me because, when exercising th«» encttUve function in \h« Philippine islandF, I «X* part in a similar ceremony In a university found-d I i-y the same order, but more fhan a cen wr> before this university was founded •J, *. !31 " m ' lfrs of the Latin rare nre accus tomed, aiii nor without reason, to characterize OABXIo-Sasoni as ahrupt and conceited in our Mew or our power of pushing civilization, but UOM of oslwho have come closer to Spani.-n anUattoa hay« toesn Impress**! v.ith th< oon gunsnesa that the Angio-Saxona have much to fcttn from the intellectual refinement, artistic ffiSfWi :: TTT Ti '" lma St r >". WS* ideals and r^unesj „♦ tha Latll , and Spanish races Spain i^nr 01 """ 1 aa J tremendous fore« in civilization rinn rf :?. r ' ss - b »t nations, like men, suffer reac- ? rt ' at publlc norks «*Wi Spain £2f2 '? tlf , y To h ° r r-atiencr- and enterprise ; .v.;.Tir X ° r;:s were Mr "Kg:ling with less pretentious things. 13ut tho civilization of Spain ard all her In nl cf ,> V " r " f1"U!ll1f>(3f 1 " U!ll1f>(3 r ' n the idea of the con- ; rol of ' tne state by one man or a few men. That fflea ha-i censed to have force Th« \n-o tSS& l "-" URl 'V n front the idea that U^t hr I ? arf ' roffl «*wl»' educated to know ru". d , - rf-Ms are ran mor « safely b« '* r'A»ln P '* r]r rmin " h ' :w l! -" s '° Interests shall ■X-I^T H th f n ? no T " an - or at™ men; and •Hv-,n, de . wlopm '* nl rif thai i<loa we have alSSfi* Of nv ° years' education ;; f *^,f nnnent^wo unreasonably j.lume our •• of ?Ivenus ° nJy cire «nistancea have SftjjrJSSS l^ fa:!nn 1o lne .... 1 - 8 ' VI '° haV * «rußßl-I along »a »rkM KhZ r , irr " orn!1K ' in nni3 rnl)f n down :ou»,Mp, « h \ e ? clv "" 0» "X ; ' i! - *» aid some ion 5v ,L^ hay " not haii tha * experience in "••'•*> '<> i.t\- enjoyments of the !,eneflt<i of ■' • ■ : , 1.1 -• I "lievers in popular leal r ■/;, i J IK< * Iho BTowth of a trop ff-&VS*J*iS2?«J <-»"»is in order that : thit ,V * , Cubans should l.c warned **£* SS^ °l s<lf -^'vern,nent rm£t SS^JttSE n? *S CM((} tO ° Uha - ™* Wer.i^w, ,f itl ' ,/ <s , v ; U Roose velt. who is so « -V* v, J liberation, that we are her* &2$ .* ""„,."' v PfU! '"^ s " Cuban pro^S W v^:^\ J:\TT you ln the o* h^onlv i v.) A!ll< ,!. i( ' :in P oo^ that we ar I . ur.d.-r your *osderfni Hni?lS Jna "-F^n on the j.utn of «Sil ia' lirO f r ; SH >' ou bave travelled w.- R?£ :;; n "V: nt -, ", al>!w lo point with P ri,i : - : . '-x • • -'. *- •:■■-. tMohH •• " , ; ' r<>pr^ s « f popular eovernmer.t ■ rSais^sfS °SU eovcrr - m " ! 't in the * zo'.-4r'S\ « an<i slxtee^h oentury;ideaS yOf K«n«rnment. You X - r e )•£?„:'■*" fui "<'«'n of criUdam. and most of *=>- c'-n v i lhf .' !ns *- lyes not only to Indlffer. «ia «," l»*eOTlty In the tieM of » jO iiti -,i t:»o:}* : : ;' r ?.,V^ one flass <jf i"- o ''' l^. medicine to •<« .. /""^r* a th!r '^ and political mat ii- v " ■ .. ' V ■j*l tta « «*• r:r^'- claa«a lean v.. ; :,..• w 'j ri intense int.-rest. hut I fear not *^; : ny- usr"-u sr "-" Jenc *' what is belnj done by their ■ other ■ I aa tiiird »v«» 0-OAV YOy CAN DRINK FRESH CRAPE !i! i T - l:: X'" 1 "^ 1 In your eight. -si. L *-■■• *t iaaa t:«., i3s Fulton St., X y._ "^VLtftiST" YORK. TT7ESDAY. OCTOBER 2. 1906. -FOURTEEN PArrES-,.^^^^ BIG STEAMER WRECKED. Vessel Surrounded hi/ Floating Bodies Sighted Off Oporto. Barcelona, Oct, 1. — The captain of the steamer Liga, which arrived here to-day, reports having observed off Oporto the wreck of a big steamer. She was surrounded by floating bodies. No de tails of the disaster were obtainable. SHERIDAX AGAIX ASHORE. Transport Floated and Beached to Prevent Sinking. Honolulu. Oct. I.— The United States army transport Sheridan, which ran aground on Bar ber's Point, at the southwest end of the Island of Oahu, was floated to-day with the assistance of the transport Buford. While both vessels were on the way to this port It became apparent that the Pheridan was about to founder and she was beached. She was driven on the beach at the entrance of Pearl Harbor, where she is now in a worse position than before. Tli«« Sheridan lies close to the western en trance. She was being towed to Honolulu, but after floating took a heavy list. When she had gone about ten mile 3 from Barber's Point, half tho distance to this port, her lines attached to the Buford and the tug Manning- were suddenly cast off and f=he was beached. The Buford, Man ning and other tugs are standing by to lend her nil assistance possible. It is believed that a big hole was torn in the hu!l of the Sheridan when she was coming off the reef, and that she will be a total lo«». TEXAS MAY BE DISABLED. Report of Wireless Message to That Effect— Columbia Maif Take Men. [By ""• egnpti to Tfc« TTiburtp \ Newport N>-ws, Ya., Oct. 1. — According to trustworthy information, a wireless messai^ was l here by the officers of the cruiser <""o lunibia thai the Texas la lying off the Virginia capes disabled. The Texas lias two hundred -■, besides a large, quant it y of supplies, on which she is under orders to take to Cuba. From the same source it was learned Hint the captain of the Columbia had been or d< red to finish loading I..L'<h> tons of bunkor coal lion> as soon as possible and tako the marines es from th- Texas and proceed with nil speed to Havana. As the officers of the Co lumbia could not be seen to-night, this report = tnntiat<-d. The report <l!d not state what was the matter with the Texas. A late message from Washington said tha*. tha Texas had been held up by the Navy I>*part n ent pending orders from Secretary Taft. MORMOX CHIEF ARRESTED Joseph F. Smith Accused of Living With Five Wives. Halt Lake City, Oct. I.— The president of the Mormon Church, Joseph F. Smith, was arrested an<! bound over to the District Court to-day <>n rtre of living unlawfully with five wives. The complaint was sworn to by a Mormon dep :.•;. Rherlff, the warrant was served by order of ion Sheriff and the committing magis trate was also a Mormon. }>!.- th was arraigned Immediately aftei his arrest, and waived preliminary hearing. Aft' r i.finur bound over be w;ts released on his own recognizance . l'rcsi<l«-!it Smith reached here two days :>£•> on his return from Europe. H<- then learned that :>■' :*?t< mpi had been in;i«ie to secure his rirt'st fur a statutory offence In connection with < .- birth of bis forty-third child. MEAT r.K KIL'S (OMBIXE. Form National Association — Big Chicago Finns Staif Out. Chicago, O'-t I.— The Kattonal Assoi Istinii of M.:.t Packers waa forme<l In Chicago to-day, co incident with the «olng Into effeel of tii« govern ment's meat potion law throughout Hie coun try. The members of th« new association are scattered throughout the United Btatei but tl.e list does not yet contain prominent local packers. General Michael '■ an, president of the Cincinnati Al>utt«)ir Company, was chosen president of the i.«-v.- association It waa announced tlmt Urn sasociation was or ganized "to umie co-operation amqig the in**t packers of the United Btatei In lawfully further ing and protecting their Interests, to effect general welfare Mid prosperity, to encourage uid foatsr in <■-. .-ry way nil improvements in the production cf meat and allif-'J prcducts. and to gather and <.'!■> «<-niin:ite practical and useful mfotinailon relating to live r.a;kliiK house business." The «jtli«r omcers of the r.sf«oclatlon elected are J. J. Kel'.n, PH!a4eli«l>ia, vice-president; secretcry. ', L McCarthy, New York; treasurer, Jamea Uur ~ i St. LouU. TROOPS EMBARKING FOR CUBA. FLYIJ.G CAR SMASHED. SIXTY PASSENGERS HURT. One Killed, Others Dying, in Crash at Lincoln Park. A. car on the Pordham line of the Yonkers Railroad, through a broken brake last night, ran at top speed down the horseshoe hill at Lincoln Park, jumped the track and turned turtle. Over sixty passengers were injured. A seym-months-old baby died from its injuries. Others may be fatally hurt. . THE DEAD. Daug-htsr of Mrs. Barllck. No. 131 »ppi»rtiam avenue. Yonk»rs; efv*n months; crushed und^r fe<"t of crowd. BAUI.T INJURED. AIA'ERSON. Mrs. J. C No. 123 South Broadway. Ton k*rs, cuts and rontu«lons. BARI..I<7K, Mrs., No. 131 Nepperham avenue, Tonkers; internal injuries. BARLJCK. Mls« Vera. name address; Internal injuries. CUARLTOXr Orrln. Buena Vista avenu«, Tonkers; arms broken. HARDING. Mrs. Thomas. No. <57 Jefferson street. Yon • kers; cuts and Internal Injuries. HARDING. Miss Margaret, same address; cut* and In ternal Injuries. LAVERICK. Mrs. No. 113 Iyufllow street. Tankars: compound fracture of ihoulder. internal injuries, may die. LIST. Mrs.. No. 1 Jefferson street, Yonkers; skull fract . urad; probably will die. . . . PICKER. Mrs. Ado!ph, Hotel Wynsky. Yonkers: Internal Injuries. VINOQROCKT. John. Hast!n s s: »kuU fractnr-d: prob ably »ill die. The car was a closed one. It left Bedford Park at n:00 p. m. with Andrew UUchery, of No. GO Croton Terrace bb motorman. It was packed to fiuffocatlon. After crossing: Jerome avenue there is a long, Bteep hill, with a sharp curve at tho foot. A little above the curve, the brake rod snapped and the car shot forward. The motor man realized that something was wrong and tried to put on the reverse, but before he could .do so tho car struck the curve, Jumped the track and shot across the street. There it struck a big bowlder and turned over, burying the passen gers in a pile of broken glass and wreckage. The motorman and conductor both stuck to thi-ir posts, but wore uninjured. When the car strlick there was a wild fight on the part of those wHo could do so to get out of the car. Only those on: the rear platform were able to Jump when the car left the rails, but the whole thing hap peried so quickly that hardly any one realized anything was wrong 1 until the car turned over. Many were hurt in the terrible scrimmage to escapes. Broken glass and splintered wood, aided by the darkness, hurt many more. Nearby neighbors, hearing the crash, telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital, and the work of transferring th<? ininred b^gan. Three men in automobiles, who rc-f'.2s-oil to give their names, lent valuable assistance and carried many of the. injured to the hospital St. Joseph's Hospital had forty-two patientn. most of them, however, only suffering from contusions or cuts Had the car gone two hundred feet further before jumping the track it would have gone over an embankment one hundred feel high to the tracks of the Putnam Railroad. The Yonkers Common Council held a meeting last night to consider application for extensions of the Union Railway Company's franchises in Yonkers. Mayor Coyne called attention to the seriousness of the accident, and said the alder men should demand that air brakes be substi tuted for the antiquated hand brakes on the trolley cars. The aldermen p.djournM without givinc: the company the desired grants. The Lincoln Hill curve where last night's ac cident took place is the steepest part of a heavy grade from Jerome avenue to Yonkers and Is also the sharpest curve of a horseshoe. Although the railroad orders call for reduced speed at this point. th" motormen frequently disobey when they have time to make up, and nervous passengers have often beared sighs o f relief when the carve was passed without damage ENGINE LEAVES TRACK. Central's Yards Clogged for Six Hours as Result. The engine of the Southwestern Limited, out bound. Jumped the. track in the New York' Cen tral Railroad yards at 48th street, yesterday afternoon, at 2:.'50 o'clock, stalling the "outbound local traina for nearly plx hours. At tt o'clock the Grand Central Station was jammed With commuters, who besieged the station master's office to know what the delay meant. The engine Jumped the track at a frog. r rut, ut did not carry the coaches from tho rails, though th« re was much excitement among the pas sengers. The block caused by the position of the engine r.ia>> necessary an entire rearrangement of si hedule for outbound trains. Several of the city bound locals and expresses unloaded thetr passengers at Highbrldge and they came down to the city by th< subway. The officials announce that the Southwestern Limited went out twenty minutes after the acci dent wih anober engine. No local rains, how ever, were run out over the same track, though It wa? not m«d« clear why B»voral of the locals could not have been run out on tho same track' at tb« upper end of the yards. From the same Bource the information came that the point whera the engine Jumped the track was probabiy lh« worst, bo far as th« service wa.i concerned. In th<- whole yard. Some of the local trahiH did not pull out until after U o clock, though traffic «v« resumed. fcttrU**- -TROOPS CROWDING THE DECK OF THE SUMNER. "FINGEY" THE CHAIRMAN TO LEAD HEARST FIGHT. If". ./. Conners, Buffalo's Cnriositi/, Heads State Committee. William J. Connera. of BuffaJo. former sand wich cutter, former saloonkeeper, former long shoreman and present political boss of Erie County, was elected chairman of the Democratic State Committee yesterday. It is understood that he was the choice of William R. Hearst. There was no opposition to him. Other candi dates, learning that Mr. Hearst wanted Conners, stepped one side, and his election was made unanimous. Conners went to Mr. Hearst's house and received congratulations from the candidate personally. The Republicans were jubilant last night ever the election of Conners. They welcome him aa an object lesson. All around the state the Haarst men have yoked up with the Anti-Saloon League candidates in an effort to break into the Re publican strongholds and pick up votes for Hearst. Now that the Hearst campaign is to bo run by the champion of the saloon interests of Buffalo, a man who built up a large fortune re running saloons and compelling his employes on the waterfront, in lieu of wages, to use brass checks good only at the Connera chain of saloons, it is believed that Republican voters who were at first attracted to the Hearst move ment will recognize the gigantic sham. RKPBLICANS JUBILANT. If Conners' selection»as chairman means any thing, It means that with the use of unlimit'-d, funds the Hearst campaign managers are going 1 to do this faJl just what the Hearst papers charged Charles F. Murphy with doing 1 in this city last fall criminally debauch the voters. The Republicans do not for a minute under estimate the fighting ability of Conners. They know that he will get everything within reach, and that he will be willing to ride close finishes W. J. CONNERS. Hetter known i« "Flnprfy" dinners, of Buffalo, who was yesterday chosen chairman, of th» Demo cratic Stat<* Committee. with tho taw in carrying out his plans. What they are glad nb^ut is. thai Hearst haa picked a man like Conncra to carry his banner in hi? crusade. CONNERS THE OXI*T THEME. Everything done at the meeting <>f the Demo cratic State Committea was dwarfed yesterday in the contemplation of Conn* i era by common consent Is the political troglodyte which Hearst, after plunging from a somewhat ficti tious empyrean height, plucked oul of the mud at the bottom of Lake Erie and row brandishes : earnest or purity In politics. Other things were done besides the election of Conners as < halrman ai the meeting yesterday, but no one last night talked of anything but Connei s. M Will Connera do Por Hears! as be haa dona for Conners?" was th • t:^-" of the universal <j'!-m lon. A* ; . politl al study Conners Is the most re markable specimen that has come to the front In politl i In a decade. To him everything is about the same ai a ; I If Hearst si;.. nil !„. elected Governor Conners will demand ;t United States Senatorshlp as hi.- reward, and the chances ar- that Hearst will t* compelled to give It to him Queer things happened al Buffalo when Mur phy, with the aid of Grady ■ rs and McCabe, tricked D4cCarren into standing fox Nix. >n for temporary chairman, and then threw out honestly elected delegates enough t.. bring about th- nomination of Hearst That waa a queer thing for a reform crusader ta stand for. but the selection of Connera to toad the purg ing hosts to battle la something w«H daatgnsd to make tho sleeper wake. Nothing could have been more appropriate than the aeoonding apeecb of Mr. Conners*a Domination made by Ha.ikey W. Jackson, of Blnglmmton. After Matthew Q, Merzlff. o; Buf- Gttotlauad oa tecoad a***- MRS. DYER BADLY HURT. Wrists Broken in Xervport Runazcaif —Mrs. Billiard Shaken Up. [By T«i«rrarh to The TribnTie.] Newport, R. L, Oct I.— Mrs. Elisha Dyer, Jr.. and her niece. Mrs. Buliard, wife of Lteutenant Commander William H. G. Bullard. U. I N.. executive officer of the Maine, were Injured ln a runaway at Newport this afternoon. Both of Mrs. Dyer's wrists were broken, whllo Mrs. Bul lard escaped with a severe shaking up. Mrs. Dyer and Mrs. Bullard were driving alons the Boulevard on the outskirts of the city, when their horses took fright at two boys on bicycles and dashed up Kay strt and Bellevue avenue. Both women were thrown out, and the injuries ■which they received were Inflicted by the fall. Miss Alice Grosvenor happened to be driving along the Boulevard soon after the accident, and she with assistance helped Mrs. Dyer and Mrs. Bullard to her carriage and took them to Mrs. Dyer's summer home. Medical assistance was at once summoned and the injured women re ceived attention. BK; FIRE IX AT LA XT A. Repair Shops and Roundhouse of Railroad in Flames. Atlanta.- Oct. The roundhouse, repair shops and paint shops of the Western & Atlantic Rail road are burning. Several locomotives will bi? destroyed and the total los 3 will be heavy. TRY TO WRECK FLYER. Rail Chained Across Xickel Plate Track Xcar Cleveland. '.By T»!"(fraph to Th» Tribune 1 Cleveland, <>ct. ]. — An attempt was made, early this evening to wreck a fast passenger train on the Nickel i'late Kallrocd. A hemj steel rail was chained across the track at a point just west of F.uclfd. on.* of Cleveland's suburbs. A freight train, which was ahead of the pas senger train, ran inr,> the obstruction, hut as the train was proceeding slowly, no damage was done. Railroad detectives are trying to loear* thr> persons who are responsible for the atte-npr. KILLED IX A I TO (HASH. Little Girl Crushed to Death Under Car Wheels in Denver. Denver. Oct. 1. -A large high s[ie,-d automo bile, in which Josepii M. Phillips, his two small daughters and Thomas Close, a hn>:her-ln-law. wer=- riding, crashed Into a streetcar near the central loop this afternoon. The force of the collision threw the entire party t<> th>» stn I Nonna. the five-year-old daughter of Mr. Phillips, was instantly killed, being crushed to death under the wheels *>f the stt-pt-' Ruby, a younger sister, t scaped with slight injuries, but Mr. Close was not so fortoanatat He was removed to his h«»m«» in an ambulance and attended by a physician. Mr Phillips es caped without injury. XO MORE WHITE SlC. lit. Will Be Yellow if Pure Food Com mission's Orders Are Followed. Unless the Unitoil St;:t«-s Pure Food Commission charges its mlml. the people oft ■• t'nitetl States will m.).;i ba uslns; gnknolttefl 1 and other sugar* that .ive a distinctly yellowlsil flnye. Ti. com mission has drerwd that no mineral aiuetna; sub stance !•• used in bteaehing sugar, and the re finers an>i their chemist.; are much disturbed. Sugar chemists say th; ■■ they up<? four pourds of a mineral bracing substa.i**e to every one million pounds of sugar, lor bleaching purposes. T.:ir-. the. augar chemists say. Is not adulteration; that it Is Barrel: purification by a I roughly healthful process. The Pur* Foo.l Commission cannot sea it in thai light, ana insists that the arhlte laaj process V.c abandoned. If that is done, t'.ie result will be thai all augar refined under the rotnmisston'a n*.v dircvU-ins will ba ol .i dis llnctlT jreUowl»h .■i:u>lt-. ELEVATOR DROPS IN PGSTOFFICE. Car Sticks Between Floors and Passemjers Have to Crawl Oat. i;y the sllpi of a Anna, shortly after I o'clock yesterday afternoon, aa eatvalat on the BtoasHaaj ■tdc "t the Postonlti BulUltns; dropped • from the fit'th floor to a point about half way between the third and fourth floors, when* the aafatj clutches worked and B*«SajdM it t.. a sudden stop. There were .■!.•■>.■! passengers on the car at Urn time. ir. chidlng Iwe postoClce Inspectors. Th* car was >n charge of Louta Fox.' one af the most experienced elevator men in the building. After the car stopped It could not be moved for some time, and It* DSflSMaaan were unable to get out. An engineer wan ealla 1. Afti-r examining tha aleva<O» ti- said that It would be safe to loosen th« clutch and let the car down. The passengers, how ever, thought otherwise. Alter wrangling fur sev eral minutes, it was decided to cut away the iron grating over the door of the car. With the aid of a stap Udder the passengers cmwlod out to safety. Sfcen th» car w*ta lowered. .No on» »v hurt. PRirE TFTKEE CENTS. PKESIDENT AT CAPITAL BACK FROM VACATION. Confers rcitk Mr. Hughes on. Way to Washington. [From Tie Trlbun* Bn»«an.] "Washington. Oct. I.— The President aaH ATra. Roosevelt returned to "Waahiiißton thla after noon from their summer's vacation, th» traia bearing them from the BMI arriv.r.? at th« Pennsylvania station at 4:20 o'olock. Accom panying the President and Mrs. Roosevelt w«r» their younger children. Miss Ethel and Masters Archie and Quentin: Acting Secretary Latta and the clerical force which haa been on d'::y at tha executive offices in Oyster Bay since July 1. and the usual following of Secret Service guarda and correspondents. Secretary Metcalf of the Department of Com merce and Labor. Surgeon General Rlxey of tha> navy. Colonel Bromwell. Superintendent of Pub lio Buildings and Grounds, and a number of minor officials wtre at the station to greet the President when h<» arrived. After shaking hands cordially with his friends and telling them that he was much pleased to get back to WaabJaajtaa, the Prssldent and his family entered the car riage waiting them outside the station gats and went directly to the White House. The President's Journey from, Oyster Bay was uneventful, save for the fact that part of the way from Jersey City he had as hie guest in the car Mayflower Charles E. Hughes, tha New York Republican nominee for Governor. Mr Hughes reached the station at Jersey City with in five minutes of the time the President him self arrived there and was at once ushered tato the President's car. Their greeting was very cordial. The President escorted his guest to a seat beside the window at th* rear of the car, and taking a chair beside him talked earnestly with him for nearly half an hour before 11:10. the ttma set for the train's departure for Waah ington. Mr. Hughes prepared to go when the trainmen cried "All aboard." but on the Pr«atd«nf« urgent solicitation he remained on board nntil Trenton was reached, where he said "groodby" and left the car. After Mr. Hushes pot off the train the Presi dent said that they had had a. satisfactory ta::< and had goiv? over the political sltuaekxn thor ouKhly. The President said that he wu natu rally taking a keen interest in all phas«»« of N«w York politics, and w;is especially glad to ha able to have the opportunity of discussing mattava with Mr. Hughes. Beyond this. the. Presided paid, there was nothing of public interest in thf ir meeting. Th« run to Washington from Jersey City »ai made within five minutes of schedule tJm% The President waa Just seven hours and twenty min utes on the way from Oyster Bay. In accordance with the President's special r» quest, there was no demonstration when th» President lafl hi--* home. A fe>w o£ his old friends and neighbors went down to the- station to aid him farewell, and he shook hand* all arouad. Crowds cheered him at Long Island City an 4 Jersey City, and on his Journey around thaloww end of Manhattan on board tho steamer Nassau a nber of tho river craft gave him aaaav salutes with sirens and bells. President Roosevelt to-night had a long con ference with Secretary Root and Attorney Gen »ral Moody. Both Cabinet officials declined t!> discuss the nature of the conference. Their call at the White House Was by previous arrange ment. The conference began shortly after 0:30 o'clock and lasted ur.tli nearly midnight. Just previous to their coming the President received Mr. Quesaua. the Cuban Minister, with wTiom he h:td a briof talk regarding Cuba. On leaving the I ".it* Hoajaa Mr. Quesada said that he had called to thank the President for his letter to him. for Baciolary. T::ffs proclamation and for the efforts which the President is making for the people of •'■■;•. At the conference between the .sifi.'nt and the two Slcials who represent the diplomatic ami the law departments of Iba government it «s believed thai not .inly Cuba but other im portant questions, were discusr-ed. I'RF.SIDF \ T ISTERESTED. Mr. Hughes Returns from inUnicm and Ih'gins Work. Charles K. Hughes, the Republican standard] bearer, frtah from a conference with President Roosevelt, in which th- K^publican situation in this state was discussed, went to Republican state headquarters yesterday afternoon and plu!:*J«-d at onco into the work of the campaign. Perhaps a dozen men wero in the room when he entered, alone and unannounc«.-d- He shook hands cordially with most of them, greeted tho clerks and secretaries, and went into a confer ence with State Chairman Woodruff with a handshake and a "How ure you. Mr. Chairman?" Herbert Parsons, president of the Now York County Comn ttee. arrived a few mlnutaa later, and the three were closeted together for about an hour. Then Mr. Hughes gathered th* news paper men around him to answer the quosQor.j hurled at him. "Well, gentlemen, I"v» had an L'.r<«-vlaw with tiia Prsaluent to-d&y, aiid a* ■ natu r alljr mucj|