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hankers DISCUSS plans.
Ueeting of Commission Gives
promise of Unanimous Action.
J^Tvov 12.-13 the effort to agree
*"£?£» «** M a bagl> fOF CUITenC7
C= /J legislation, the currency commission of
nJ^JL* B**«* Association met here to
f v^^^ onsl<lera<jonOftlieSUbleCt< A.
f*H«**». ***** of the Chase KfttlOn l
*? c' Sew York, preyed. The first day's
Z«» *•» spent In v*™**™ of a fe»w general
rinriP 1 "- with a view to determining upon a
} 'f*ot by which the country can be supplied
£& cr«!St or clearance currency. Secretary
Pha*. Jill I of the Currency TV. B. Rldg^ly
gj United States Treasurer Charles H. Treat
the conference by Invitation and ln-
BBißiHr assured the visiting bankers of the in
tetft of the Treasury officials in the purpose of
I BiSSttag. Secretary Shaw and Mr. Treat re
sssssf only a few moments, but by request Mr.
Rifia^ly was ln conference with the commission
!», c "greater part of the afternoon. The meeting
behind closed doors. All the members of
.v commission were present, and Frank A. Van
flerlip and Charles A. Conant. the representa
tives of the New V >rk Chamber of Commerce
currency commission, attended.
"it was said to-night by the members that the
meeting promises to be harmonious, and that a
tt'rMe plan will be agreed upon. Thus far, ap
_-—ptlf. no serious factional differences have
developed, but there Is promise of lively and
earnest Senate over a number of methods pro-
Msefi before the radical differences heretofore
manifested in consideration of the subject by
various bankers' organizations will have been
Chief among these differences are the lndl
vJSual plans proposed by Mr. Vanderlip. of the
jc<=tt Tork Chamber of Commerce commltt*?,
fcvorlng a central bark, and by the American
Barker*' Association for the appointment of a
commission of seven members, to sit ln Wash
teyton. to decide at all times whether or not
the cor.<3!t!or.s in the financial world are such
t « to demand the Issuance of credit or clear
er.ee currency to meet stringency in the money
ir.ark' 1 ' Both plans have able advocates, who
»i!l urpe them strongly fit the conference, to
gether with rrKifliflratinns of those propositions
■tost which there Is Individual preference. But.
thouph reaching an agreement may be extreme
ly difficult, there is Fuch a strong sentiment
arr/r .- the bankers in favor of unity of action.
with the hnpe of obtaining something definite
is a result of this meeting, that harmony may
vLt in the end.
It is kno^n that whatever plan is agreed upon
BSBdmously will have such great Impetus be-
Hj| it that its chances of enactment into leg
islation wi!l be vastly greater than if there is
a minority report. Every effort, therefore, is
belr.p strained to reach agreement, with the
promise thtt President Roosevelt. Influential
Btmbers of the Senate and Speaker Cannon
Till turret the plan adopted if all elements
tre in accord.
Th* Derm ihm Speaker Cannon is Interested
in the Washlnc? nn meeting was brought to the
Bankers' Association to-day by John L,. Hamil
ton, last year's president of the association,
who live* in the Speaker's district. The pre
rldir.p officer of the House. Mr. Hamilton said,
had &SFiirt-d him that ho would be favorable to
currency reform legislation If the bankers
should apree on s^rne practical plan. For this
rea«or.. Mr. Hamilton said, he believed the
prcepecis for legislation on the pubject at the
•pproachlng session of Congress are excellent.
as heretofore the Speaker's powerful Influence
ha« h**n against ill digested schemes for
chancing the currency system that have been
brought uj' In the House by various members,
htrari*bly causing conflicts among the inter
ests most concerned.
Among; those who ppoke "were President
■m ■' the Mercantile Trust Company, of
Et. Lou!?; President Forgan of the First Na
tional Bank of Chicago, President Perrin of
the American National Bank of Indianapolis
ar.d rice-President Talbert, of the Commer-
CM Rational Pank of Chicago. Votes were
".ak^n on the various propositions and the re
fu'ts, it is ealu, dipclosed considerable unani
c^ty of opinion on the principles )* they de
clared for. The meeting ndjourned at 6 o'clock
u^tll 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Those
Present included the following:
American Bankers" Association Arthur Beyn-
Cjflp. president Dea Moines National Bank. Dee
aoine-c. I<,wa; i- F. Swinney. president First
Bar:k, Kansas City. Mo.: Joseph A.
•JfOort. caßhier Third National Bank. Atlanta;
"■ V. Cox. president Semnd National Bank.
wasUnston; John L. Hamilton. vice-president
«a:r ; i!ton & Cunningham, Hoopastonj 111.; Jam* s
».■ rOTjan. president Firtt National Bank, <"hi
cap«: Josf^h t. TaHx-rt. vice-president Com
gwoal National linnk. Chicago; Charles H.
« u ttlg. rTf-sj^nt Third National Bank. St.
;jAu:s; :--e«-tuK J. WRde, president Mercantile
i.ust Company. St. Louis; John Perrin. presi-
National Bank. Indianapolis; A
a Hej.burn. president Chese National Bank.
\l7w Tn LullH ' r Drake, president Merchants'
Bir.k. Omaha; Sol. Wexler. rice-presl
w£ \^ n'-yn '-y Central National Bank. New Or-
Tl'arfr i T H errlok , Cleveland, and Robert
KSbSr Irtfld " nt pe °P le " 8 National Bank,
r?"?' J 01 * Chamber of Commerce— Frank A.
Venflerlip ant Charles A. Conant? rank A.
Secretary m Declines Offers at
72 Cmtß an Ounce.
tZV? T° n< K °'- 12 - Th * T ™™ry Depart
■ ■*«*— •» the^of,
ntat72 eenti
£e^ ?? T re T> * rU *- * m BecWtar^ Shaw
*** .1? £?£?*■ *"— 'nt hi, on
' ■ •■• keep ,!... ■
Dei *r tment bYb V its. present
<ia^ ;?V r ' .noes have bee. I)Ur .
«l'j2e4te ±C* raßt?!r ' I fr ° m 651 " n «*«■ to
W^&M^ « th - h * -w no
rasrkrt. sea that, as before «t a t<4 by
r-"r^r.,, pECIAL TRAINS
i .
To-rt»y. fair.
To-morrow, fair; t»iUbl« wind*.
Grand Chief of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen.
Fault Found with Methods of Valu
ing Imports of Precious Stones.
It became known last night that the Investi
gation of the examiner's division of the custom
house, charged with the undervaJuation of pre
cious stones, has resulted in a report unfavor
able to General Oeorge W. Mindll. the official
In charge, and either his resignation Is to he
called for or a reprimand will be admlnstered
The investigation of this branch of the cus
toms service was undertaken by special agents
of the Treasury Department In September, by
direction of Secretary Shaw, following com
plaint made directly to the authorities in Wash
One of the specific cases about which com
plaint was made was the alleged undervaluation
of gems consigned to Edward Van Dam. a
lapidary, of City Hal! Pla^e. Bpeetal Agent Bur
ton Parker came over from Washington to make
an Inquiry as to the methods employed in the
valuation of gems at This port, and his report
has be<n passed on by Secretary Shaw.
In view of the great number of previous stones
imported through the custom house here, the
examiner's division, which has the valuation of
th«-ee gems in charge, i.« regarded as one of the
most Important. There has been criticism of
the methods for some time, but no charge of
wrongdoing way made against General Mindll.
The report of the investigation just concluded
by the Treasury Department finds fault with the
whole management of the perns valuation di
Ceremony in Dutches* County After
Auto Run from New York.
{By T'>traj.!; to Th« Tritium 1 . 1
Poujrhkeepsie, N. V . Nov. 12.— George W.
Morpan. State Superintendent of Elections for
the Metropolitan District, met with difficulties
last Saturday, which was his wedding day. Th©
•redding party, consisting of Superintendent
Morgan and his bride. Miss Helen Blolse De
muth: the bride's parents. Professor and Mrs.
J. Arthur Demuth. of Oberlin College Conser
vatory of Music. Oberlin. Ohio; William H.
Morgan, brother of the. bridegroom, and John
M. Siddall. an old friend of bridegroom and
bride, started from New York a little after 12
o'clock in two touring cars to run to New
Hackensack. Dutches* County, N. Y. The Rev.
William A. Dumont was formerly Superintend
ent Morgan's pastor at Hastlngs-on-Hudson.
and arrangemeente had been made, to have the
wedding at the parsonage on Saturday after
noon. Miss Geraldine Woods Morgan. Bister of
the bridegroom, had gons out to New Hacken.
sack on Friday and was awaiting the bridal
A series of mishaps caused delay until the
automobllists reached Peekskill, where they were
held up by the police for exceeding the speed
limit find all taken to the police station.
That matter being settled, the party had pro
ceeded a few miles when one car became com
pletely disabled. The entire party r<a, tied New
Hacltensack in the other car a little after 8
-■ and the ceremony was performed.
rinteodent and Mrs. Morgan, after a short
tri| In 'lie Boutb. Will live at Riverside Drive
and Mtii street* New York City.
Mexican Government Will Distrib
ute $10,000,000 Gift of Alvarado.
I By Tf-ie«rrafh to The Tribune. 1
Galveston, Nov. 12. — Pedro Alvarado. one of
the wealthiest and youngest mine owners of
Mexico, announced to-day that he had perfected
plans whereby he will distribute more than
$10,000,000 gold among the poor of Mexico. Al
vcrado is unable to estimate, even roughly, his
great wealth, and besides the great sum which
be has Just eet aside, is planning to spend an
otber fortune as his wealth grows, that will sur
pass the amount devoted to charity by any
phllanthropM in the United States.
Alvarado is the man who offered to pay off the
entire national debt of Mexico, an offer which
the government declined. The fortune which he
has given to the poor will be distributed by the
Mexican government. Little or no money will
be given outright to any applicant, but all those
found worthy In the eyes of the government will
receive a small farm, be provided with a home
or be helped to establish themselves in business.
Provision has also been made to establish free
schools out of the fund, and a small amount is
to bo given to struggling and small parishes and
churches At leas! twenty thousand persons will
be benefited directly by the distribution of the
fund President Diaz Is now seeking for four
or five men on whose integrity ho can depend
absolutely, to form a commission for the proper
distribution of >!>'• wealth.^
".-for Aivarado „ .-, In Parral. He comes of
„•:'". family himself- The bulk of his wealth
came from tlio celebrated Palmtllo mine, which
'./■ owns.
British ami French Warships to
Male Demonstration.
Gibraltar Nov. 12. The British Atlantic fleet
la to leave here for Tangier. In conjunction with
a French fleet of Warships it will engage In a
demonstration in Moorish waters.
The British warships were provisioned to-night
un very short notice.
President of the Erie Railroad.
Immigrant Train on the Baltimore
cS' Ohio in Collision.
Chicago, Nov. 12. — More than one-half thf pas
sengers on an Immigrant train on the Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad were killed and Injured in a
collision to-day near Woodville, Ind.
One hundred nn>\ sixty-live passengers were
on the train. Forty-seven were killed outright
or were burned to death In a fire that broke out
in the wreckage Immediately after fhn collision.
The names of all the dead will probably never
be, known, as forty-five of the bodies were con
sumed in the flames or were so badly horned
that Identification will be out of the question.
Thirty-eight people were Injured, several of
-whom will die. Eighty others escaped urnurt,
but lost nearly all their baggage and doming.
The passenger train, which was loaded with
Russian Jews, Servians and Poles bounl for
Chicago or places northwest, was the second
section of a through train from Baltimore. The
engineer of freight train No. '.<»'>. on instructions
received at McCool, Ind., waited at a siding at
Babcock, Ind., to allow the immigrant train to
pass. One report is that he had not been In
formed that the passenger tmin was runnlnar in
two sections; the other Is that the first section
of the passenger train carried no lights or sig
nals of any kind indicating that a secona sec
tion was close behind. As soon as the first sec
tion of the immigrant train had passed the
switch nt Babcock freight started eastward.
A light snow was falling, which increased the
darkness of the early morning, and ns the freight
was rounding a sharp curve Just west of Wood
ville it hit th«» second section of the Immigrant
train, which was running forty milts an hour
Pix passenger roaches and several f-«ight cars
knocked into kindling wood, anl, together
with the locomotives, went rolling down a ten
foot embankment.
Fire broke out almost immediately in the
wreckage and, although many of the injured
were saved by the desperate efforts cf the train
crew and surviving passengers, tie greater
part of those who were pinned down in the de
bris were burned to death. The flaries spread
through the wreckage so rapidly tlat it was
Impossible to save a number of peopU who were
only slight y hurt, but were held fast by tim
bers that weighted them down. These were
burned in plain sight of the throng that stood
around the scene of th" disaster, unable to lend
assistance. The fire continued until the shat
tered cars were consumed, and of the forty
pev<»n peopU whose death followed tre collision
forty-five were burned to ashes.
Relief trains were at once sent out from South
Chicago and from Valparaiso. Ind.. and every
possible aid vas given to the injured. A largo
number of the relatives of passengers on the
ill-fated train were in Chicago, awiiting their
arrival, and the scenes around the Baltimore
& Ohio Station were harrowing.
Crowds of Russians and Poles waited around
the station all day for news from W>o.lvi!!e. and
when late in the afternoon a train cime In bear
ing thirty-eight Injured persons, ill of whom
were taken to Mercy Hospital, it vas with the
greatest difficulty tha! the police were able to
open a way for the vounded. several of the
foreigners became bo excited that they at
tempted to attack station employe) whose uni
forms led them to belitve they were employed
by he Baltimore & Ohio road.
At the hospital to-night it was said that it
would for some time 1- Impossible to predict
the result in the cases of several «f the injured.
Six Killed and Five Injured by
Explosion Xear Cleveland.
Cleveland. Nov. 12.— Six men vere killed and
five were seriously Injured to-day v hen a boiW
In the powerhouse of the Lake Shore Railroad.
in Collinwood. a suburb of Cleveland, blew up.
The men were working near the boiler, building
the foundation for a dynamo, when the ex
ploslon occurred. Thty were all In the mouth
of a subway, facing tie «-ml whin blew out of
the boiler, and were scalded to leath by the
Immense volumes of c.cam which shot out.
Engineers at the powerhouse say the explosion
was due to the formation of a "mud ring" In
the filtering apparatus which clarifies the water
„,..,,... its passage into the boiler. The shock
of the explosion was heard for two miles and
caused Inten - excitenent In the town.
Banker's Wife and Daughter Have
Narrow Escape in Fifth Avenue.
Mrs Charles Bteele, wife of Charles Steele,
the banker, with offices at No. 23 Wall street,
and living at No. 34 West 4 r *th street, narrowly
escaped being killed yesterday with her four
teen-year-old daughter Ethel:
At 4 o'clock yesterday afurnoon Mrs. Steele
wan returning with her daughter from a pri
v , • . school At S4th street and Fifth avenue
Tram> Patrolman Brady he* up his hand for
the brougham to stop. Behind the brougham
was a heavy truck laden .steel. So sud
,l,'nly did the brougham stop that the pole of
the truck ran Into Ii and slashed the back as
if it were made of paper.
r.cMi- th« pole missed the, occupants of tho
bVoSam. With the exception of a slight
shock neither suffered Injury! They were taken
to their home In an automobile.
Try ,1:1 & Black Label >uls gherrJea If«M
uiltui Importing Co.. Now York.-AavU
Presldentof the Delaware. Lackawanna & West
ern Railroad.
Settlement Satisfactory — Hope of
Peace cm Erie and Central.
The engineers of the Delaware. Lackawanna
& Western Railroad Company, through their ad
justment committee, gained yesterday practi
cally all they have been striving for, at the final
conference with the officials of the company.
Grand Chief Warren S. Stone of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, accompanied the
committee to Xo. 2G Exchange Place, where the
conference, which was comparatively short, took
place. The committee came out all smiles, and
Chairman J. E. Clarke said:
The engineers of the Delaware. Lnckiwanna.
& Western pot virtually all they asked. We are
very much pleased with the result of tie con
ferences. The settlement reached concedes the
ten-hour workday .and an Increase of wages
amounting to between $30,000 and $3.\tT>o an
nually. The new schedule goes into effect at
President Truesdale of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western would not come out. but sent
word to the reporters, in reply to a question, that
the settlement reached was satisfactory.
Mr. Stono said that he had accomplished
what he came here to do, and would go back to
Cleveland soon. He believed that there would
not be a strike of either the engineers or the
firemen on the Erie Railroad. He also said that
in case of a strike of the firemen, which he con
sidered unlikely, the engineer? would live up to
their agreement.
Grand Chief Hannahan of tie Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen was unwilln? to talk yes
terday on any subject relating to a strike, the
demands of the Erie firemen or the strike vote.
Hitherto he had talked frankly on the subject
and had be*n announcing that th*> poll of the
men now being taken would result ln a strike
"I have not a word to say until to-morrow."
h« said. "There is not a single tUner I want to
talk about, but I may hay* something to say
to-morrow. At any rate. I have r.othing to say
The statements made by some o? the railroad
employes at the Broadway central Hotel that
the wafiff of the Erie firemen had been cut by
the company in 1*77 and had not bwn raised
since then was denied on behalf of the com
pany yesterday. It was paid that the wa-rr-s
had been Increased twice since 19(18, and. fur
ther, that the average wages, which are $230
a day, were higher than the average, wages on
the other roads. A representative of the com
pany said:
The talk of the cost of living Increasing is
misleading, as it has not Increased proportion
ally in the smaller towns to what it has done in
the larger cities. The firemen tin this road ire
better paid than on most of th» roads, and there
Is no good ground for a strike.
It was said thnt if a strik* vote was cast it
would not follow that there would be a strike,
and that arbitration might be offered. It was
not uncommon to hove differences arbitrated
after a strike vote had been declared. It was
also said that the trip of President Underwood
to the West had nothing to do with labor
troubles, but had been contemplated for some
time and hail been twice postponed. Wtv-n he
went away no radical action on the part of the
Bremen was expected He is expected back
It v.'as also said yesterday thnt the oivfc Fe<l
eration might take a hand In settling the dis
pute. The name of Mr. Underwood is on the
national executive committee of the Civic Fed
eration, as are also the names of Grand Chiefs
Stone and Hannahan of the engineers and Bre
men, respectively. At the office of the National
Civic Federation it was said that no applica
tion hid been made for its offices as a mediator!
bui that It would not be unlikely thai it would
he asked to act. Grand rhlef Hannahan said be
knew nothing about it and did not want to talk
on lhat or any other subject relating to the
The board of adjustment of the New York Cen
tral telegraphers was still in conference with
the officials of tho road yesterday. General Su
perintendent a. 11. Smith said last night that
they were not finished with the telegraph* but
so far the conferences were amicable.
Meantime the grievance committees of the
engineers and other branches of the Central's
service arc waiting at the Broadway Central
Hotel. A member of the board of adjustment
of the engineers said that the engine* 1 and
the firemen on the New York Central's lines
were well organised and would work in har
mony. They would insist on a raise of wages
and better condition* all round. He said that
tho question of the pay of the engineers w.'jrn
they were made motormen on the suburban
branches where electric motors were being in
stalled would have to be considered. The en
gineers will demand the name, pay as motormen
that they were receiving as engineers. This will
apply to other roads which are using electric
motors 011 their short routes. It is known that
on Home of the roads the companies an not bill
ing to pay motormen engineers' wages. They will
hold also that as the electric motors respond to
the control of the driver more quickly than the
st.-am locomotives the mileage ought to be in
Grand Chief Stone and Assistant Grand Chief
Hurley of the engineers had »*iveral conferences
yesterday with the grievance committees of the
engineers at the Broadway Central Hotel Both
■ay they do not look for a ">' trouble, and that
the conferences were in the nature of routine
meeting*. _
_ Copyright, 19O«.
by Th« Tribune Association.
Grand Chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers.
Man Under Arrest in Texas Charged
ztith Treason,
Washington. Nov. 12. — Antonio Villareal. who
Is under arrest at El Paso, Tex., \s to be de
ported to Mexico, where he will face ihSIgM of
treason brought against him by th* Mexican
government After conferences between officials
of the State Department, the Department of
Justice and the Department of Commer.-o and
Labor. It was decided that Villareal should be
sent back to his native country aeaSHSM el
crimes committed by him before his immigration
to the United States which made him an unfit
person to enter this country.
Vlllareal was the leader of the Mexican revo
lutionary movement in St. Louis, which gave
utterance to its doctrines through the newspaper
"Regeneracion." Through th« little group of
revolutionists In the Missouri city many predic
tions were made public that there would be a
general uprising in Mexico, and foreigners ln the
soutnern republic were frequently alarmed by
rumors of a movement ln Mexico against per
sons not native of that country.
Villareal was originally arrested under a war
rant holding him for extradition under the
treaty between Mexico and the United States.
He was one of a large party of Mexicans alleged
to have broken Into a public building In that
country and to have taken a quantity of arms
and ammunition belonging to the republic This
act was held by Mexico to be a theft, a crime
under which refugees could be extradited under
the treaty between the two republics. Attorneys
for Villareal insisted that he and his associates
who took the arms and ammunition were revo
lutionists engaged in the movement against
President Diaz, and that consequently their
crime was political. The treaty exempts from
extradition .persons charged with political
Mexican officials advised the United States
government that Villareal had committed a
murder and served a term ln prison before com-
Ing to the United States in March. 1904. Conse
quently, he was a felon and was not entitled to
admission to the United States. This makes it
possible to deport Villareal. and a warrant for
his rearrest preparatory to deportation has been
issued under the direction of the Department of
Commerce and Labor.
This action will avoid legal tangles whi^h
might result from the attempt to decide whether
the taking of arms and ammunition was really a
criminal or political offence. The Mexican gov
ernment has also a.«k-'d for the extradition of
sixty-one other m*»n who were associated with
YlUareal in th*> taklns: of munitions of war.
The Louisiana Speeding South Un
der Pleasant Weather Conditions.
Charleston. B. C.. Nov. 12— "Wireless tele
prams received here from the battleship Louis
iana, with the President and party on board, on
her way to Colon, show that at 7 o'clock this
morning the ship with her convoys was at a
point about three hundred miles southeast of
Jupiter Inlet. Fla. The squadron was heading
for Crooked Island Passage, between Crooked
Island and Watllng or San Salvador Island,
where Columbus first landed In this hemisphere,
and was making about fifteen knots an hour.
Captain Couden expected to reach >■■>■■ Mays!,
at the eastern extremity of the bland of Cuba,
by nightfall to-day if the pleasant weather con
ditions continue.
The president a«d party were all well and
were much interested in the regular Sunday in
spection of the warship yesterday.
Washington. Nov 12 -A dispatch was received
at the offices of the Isthmian Canal Commission
to-day announcing that the Allianca. having en
board the engineef members of the commission
who will accompany President Roosevelt on his
Inspection tour of the canal zone, arrived at
Colon to-day.
" ': . i
Pittsburg Suitchmen Accept Ad
vance of Four Cents an Hour.
ptttsbui ■--. Nov. 1-- Announcement was made
to-night that the switchmen had agreed to ac
cept the advance of four cents an hour, as of- ,
fered last week In Chicago by the railroad offi
cials, and it is asserted thai there will be ro>
strike Representatives of the firemen and engi- j
neers met to-day at the Seven th Avenue H..t*-1 j
In this city to discuss the wage question, but »•> j
definite action was taken. It was said all st;tt»<- j
m-nts must I .■ made through the general urn- j
The Pennsylvania's Employes Want Ten- j
Hour Day and More Pay.
[pry Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Fit t «burg. Nov. 12.— A :«ror«-t m»-etln e of drlt-sates
from the Order of Trainmen and .»f the Brother^
houd , { Laocor olive Engineer* was lieM herr tliU
afternoon to dtscusa the prospects of a Btrike or
■rtttng i"' " wages '"" the PennsylTanla lines
... st ** Tl.' 1 tmtamen wunt .1 10-hour day and an
advance of .* cents r hundred-mile run «!aliy.
,?i,'., Iliinnalun, of th*< flrrmrn. ».. ■ in attrntlunce.
unJ thoujtU h« admitted to-ni«ht x4it a ine*Kus<*-—
a sort of ultimatum— hail been ?<"nt to '■••■ com
pany t>hts ev»'iiin<. li«« would not say wliut v was..
Takes with your meals tnrli hes the Wood. U. T. ■
I U«w«a,- * Boa» Co.. 153 Fulton St.. Now York.— Advt. I
Big Chief Turning Bon* on Lantry
and Featherson, Too.
Charles F. Murphy Is planning a direct at
tack on Mayor Me* Melton by ousting him from
th© general committee of the 12th Assembly
District, or which the Tammany chief Is leader.
The Mayor's co-worker against Murphy. Mau
rice Featherson. Is also marked for destruction
according to rumor. Murphy Is also seeking
evidence of treachery against Fire mm i
sioner Lantry. leader of the 16th Assembly
Probably Murphy la more intent on bluff
ing Lantry Into non-actlvlty as an anti- ,
Murphy man than he Is on ousting him,,
as leader, in order to make trouble for Lan- j
try the Murphy men have raised a fund
of J2.000 for Daniel C. Johnson, who Is a
candidate for the leadership of Lantry*s dis
trict. Johnson has started a club at No. 153
East 42d street, and his invitations to Join aro
printed on letter heads carrying th« Demo
cratic star. It was said yesterday that John-:
son had obtained about twenty affidavits from
men who say that Lantry was disloyal to the
ticket on November 6. It is asserted that the
$2,000 for Johnson's fight against Lintry came
from Charles F. Murphy himself, and that he
has promised Johnson more. It is said that
Murphy also plans to throw Lantry out of th«
Tammany executive committee.
Mr. Murphy has abandoned his plan to take!
an extended vacation this year. Ills custom i
heretofore has been to take some of the dis- ■
trict leaders and go to Atlantic City or Hot
Springs and talk over things. This year Mr. •
Murphy is staying at home and seeing to It that
his Tammany leadership head is screwed on
tight. He does not seem to know Just how
deeply McClellan Is cutting Into him with tha
Maurlco Featherson. Commissioner Lantrr
and James J. Martin, former leader of the 27th
District, called on the Mayor yesterday and,
talked over the plan of campaign. Mr. Mur
phy Is afraid now that the Mayor and his
friends will get through at Albany next winter
a lot of bills for the appointment of new offi
cials in New York within th»» next year, and
he knows that ail appointments by the Mayor
will be to build up an anti-Murphy organiza
Murphy's warfare on Lantry is regarded In
the organization as a big mistake. Lantry made
'a good record under Van Wyck as Commis
sioner of Correction, and was about the only
Tammany head of department whose official rec
ord was above criticism. Controllers Coler and!
Grout said that his official record was beyond
reproach. He Is extremely popular in his dis
; trict, and it would seem that about the most
dangerous thing Murphy as leader could do
would be to try to throw Commissioner Lantry
out of the executive committee-
Daniel C. Johnson, the Murphy man. after a
' conference yesterday with Mr. Murphy at Tar
n; many Hall, said:
When the executive committee shall meet
we will pr<>v- that twenty-five men were asked
by election distrkit captains under Lantry to
vote against Hcaiif and for Hughe9. These men
[ will be brouglS) here so that they can offer
their own testimony to the committee. We will
' also show that in six election districts head
quarters were estahiished near the polls for
the. instruction of voters as to how they should
vote against Hearst and for the remainder of
the ticket.
Of the twenty election district captains of
the Assembly district, no less than eighteen were
against Hearst. We can also prove that two
1 city employes who live in the district www
transferred to posts that took them outside of
It on Election Day. Why were they transferred?
Both of them were strong Hearst men.
When Commissioner Lantry was seen yester
day with reference to the charge that he was
disloyal to the ticket h* said:
That charge is not true. I was loyal •■ the ticket.
I voted for Mr. Hearst, and so did my friends. I
urged all my friends to suDDort the regular Dem
ocratic ticket. I urged them to support Senator
Grady. We had a very hard fight In the dis
trict. Assemblyman Rock turned a good many
votes away from Hearst. We worked as we sel
dom have worked for the Tammany ticket, and
we elected Grady. Our showing for Hearst was
probably no worse than in many of the other
districts. I was against Hearst at Buffalo be
cause I was with Mayor McClellan. My being
with McClellan against Hearst is no proof that
I am opposed to Charles F. >rurphy as leader.
It will be Impossible for my opponents to prove
that I was disloyal to the Democratic* ticket,
for the good and sufficient reason that I sup
ported it.
The report of Murphy's designs on Mayor Me
1 »'Mlan came direct from Tammany Hall yes
terday. Mayor McClellan for years has been a
member in good standing of the general com
mittee of the 12th District, from which Murphy
plans tr> oust him. Mayor McClellan was elected
a member when he was the close personal friend
of Charles F. Murphy and lived in the samo
Congress district. The Mayor's warfare against
Murphy is so bitter these days that Murphy 13
not neglecting any opportunity to get even with
The Murphy men. it Is said, are trying to get
evidence aaratnst Maurice Featherson showing
that he knifed the Hearst ticket on November 6.
Mr. Featherson makes no concealment of his
opposition to Mr. Murphy as leader of the or
ganization. He requested Murphy to nominate
Joseph I. Gr«?en for the Supreme Court bench,
and Murphy refused to do it. putting his friend
Platzek on the ticket instead. Featherson has
one of the finest clubhouses In the city, anil his
organization is loyal to him. It is expected that
he will name the next president of the Board of
Elections. The Mayor has marked Commis
sioner Voorhis for slaughter.
His Appointments Seriously Threat
ening Murphy's Leadership.
Charles F. Murphy is flsrhtir.g desperately to
retain his leadership of tht- Tammany organisa
tion. The annual emotion el the general com
mittee takes plao« n.-xt month, and Murphy is
working hard tf> retain his srip on the executive
and general committees.
It was learned at ISM City Hall yesterday that
the Mayor was ■stag Is oust John R. Voorhis
from the Board el Elections, ami appoint in his
place an anti-Murphy man. Commissioner Voor
his represents Tammany Hall In the board, H<»
la president of the board, and has until recently
had a good deal to say about running It. His
Democratic colleague is John Mugulre. of Ktnga.
a Mc«*arren man. •*■ will '.*• reappointed by the
Mayor on January 1. Commissioner Page Is to
be reappointed. probably, but the fate of Com
mission** Michael J. Party is uncertain. Th*
Mayor will name a Republican to succeed Mr.
l>aiiy If he does not reappolnt the colonel, but
he may coin** from Richmond or Queens.
It has been Ike custom for the Mayor to name
the man designated by the general committeo
of the doznlnmt organizations In New York an*
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