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I ,,F-S,T'" ' VlT l. - JmAJ Kw i,,4 I THE WEATHER PREDICTION I ' W
5 be SKI J&w LJ il P ralSiiir z HO II For N" York m ,u Vlcl8l,y ; ' I
IT'S SO." H' 9 lMgT PwW " Fair; cooler: northerly wind. ' '
g. AfTered to Surrender Ilerbre tbe Meetlm
HM called te Order, but I.letit.-Gov.
VtciunrunT Iteplled, ' Bargain, Wo Coin
promise" Bllas B. Hatcher Attacked
l,0w nnd lbs Clttaena' t'nlon, but
Mnnj or Ibe Victorious ruction Nor
nanlmoiiilr otcd for m Resolution Ueclar
Inn l.w lue Moat Available Candidate, nnd
The llrsolutlon Was Adopted, 101 la as.
" We havo now cleared tho docks for action,
so s tu bo ready to cross tho river." This vf as
the Hun. Jacob Worth' Jubilant declaration on
the night of Sept. 7. utter tho Kxccutlvo Com
mittee of iho Republican organization of Kings
county hail adopted his plan for tho primaries
and conventions, although it smacked of rank
unfairness and was directly opposed to the
unices of tho past,
Tho primaries were fixed for Sept. 21, tho As
lenibly district com cntlona to elect dclogatos to
the city and Judiciary conventions on tho fol
i loulng night, county conventions Sept. 23,
Assembly conventions Sept. 2o, Aldermanlc
conventions Sept. 25, Council conventions Sept.
27, Il buldlnit the Assembly conventions only
tr. enty-four hours after tho primaries. Worth
would effectually squelch the Investigation of
any contests, and bo able to run thine with a
high hand.
Only n week has elapsed slnco Worth un
folded his programme, but It has been well
utlHzcd by tho true-bluo Republicans, who have
lose bron looking for his scalp, and his political
crift. Instead of being ' cleared for action," has
been badly riddled by tho (runs of his enemies,
and ho and his crew got such a. bad wal
loping last night that they will cut n
sorry figure on Sept. 28. when they
aro to " cross tho river." Tho scene of
Worth's eastigatlon was tho gathering of the
County Committee, which he had held In tho
holloiv of his band for nearly ft year through
hit bulldozing methods. It Is his boast that he
controlled the committee, by a majority of forty
at less!, but It required only a short week's
tcse! with the State organization to sweep this
out of sight and leavo him In a minority of nine,
Sever before In the history of Brooklyn's poli
tics has a leader's downfall been so neatly,
roiftly. and fully accomplished. At the very
irat clash the pretensions of " Jako " Worth to
tither skill or popularity as a political leader
were swept to the winds.
The men who deserve) the special ere lit for
, define his political grave are Lieut-Gov.
Timothy L. Woodruff, Theodore B. Willis.
Walter 1). Atterbury, Congressman Dennis M.
Hurley, R, Ross Appleton, and Col. Michael J.
Didy, who began the fight against tremendous
odds acd with restless energy and pluck carried
It to a triumphant close. The man who will
carry tho scalp of the lion. Jacob Worth In his
girdle, as a warning and a rebuke to political
ingratitude. Is Senator Thomas C. Piatt.
Worth's overthrow last night foreshadows his
defeat at the Drimarles and the crushing out of
his ambition to control the County Convention
and parcel out the nominations for the four rich
offices among his retainers. It is even con
jectured that in his desperate plight he may
train shift his quarters into the Democr tic
amp and work against the Republican candl
dues, as he did in each of the campaigns in
which his Dresent protege, Seth Low, ran for
.Mayor. The Democratic managers ha to apvar
r'ttitlybeeu 'expecting- such an outcome, for they
were all congratulating each other over his
Last night's battle, which has kept the sister
city agog In anticipation for a couple of weeks.
took place at the Republican headquarters In
the Johnston building, at Flatbusb avenue and
Kevins street. As early as 7 o'clock a crowd of
erclted partisans thronged the entrance
H to the building, and when the front door
H was opened there was a. frantic rush up
HJ tho stairway to tho sixth floor, wbere
j the Republican headquarters are located. Hero
Hj there wa a block for half an hour, and before
the doors leading to tho hall were opened it ex-
tended all the way down the stairway. With
Hj the opening of the doors the crowd rushed in,
H) and In leas than five minutes the gallery was
Hj packed and every seat on the floor not reserved
Hj for the delegate was occupied. A dozen po-
Ucemen were on hand to provide against the
Hj turbulent outbreaks which have marked
Hj some previous similar round-ups of Ite-
publican squabbles in Brooklyn. With the
B arrival of the delegates there was a burz of
B whispered confabs all over the hall, the thronged
H galleries watching each movement on tho floor
H with intense interest. Even on the eve of tho
H tneounter each side was maklncr claims of a
lure victory, while the rival chieftains in the
fray were making earnest appeals to still doubt
H ful delegates.
H The first demonstration occurred when Worth
entered with a cigar In his mouth, but it was
H very short lived. If he anticipated defeat there
was no trace of it on his ruddy face. Lieut.
j Oov. Timothy L. Woodruff followed close in
Worth's tracks and got a big cheer as be took a
ttodeat seat alongside tho reporters. Mr. Wood
H ruff is not a delegate, but he could not
H resist the temptation to witness tho scrap
b J? , inich ho was one of the chief
M Preliminary participants. His presence be
SB) came quickly known and the delegates
m? '.rom al1 Parts of the ball to reassuro him
H W their fidelity. Worth continued to purT at
(ils cigar, and issued final orders to his chief
H lieutenants, who kept hustling around as- if In a
tm panic over some break in their lines. If looks
H ytfelniliratlve of what was Impending, they
H ttxlod badly for the Worth cohorts, for every
BHuemenl of the Woodruff-Willls-Attorbury
H tlngent exhibited a serene confidence.
m, Bherlff liuttling, like his chief, kept pulling
!k'oroV1lr "n clar as he battled bis way
through the buzzing delegates.
. ; nclucK the galleries were packed three
H ?.. jV deeP- ana thero was not an inch of
mt Jisndlng room on tho floor. There were twlco
u many people pocked on tho six-story stnir
H ay and on the street In front of the build
BsV . B,"1'. cft(-11 "'do became apprehcnslvo
M fter the fate of some missing delegates. I'o-
( a',tuln JI"e" O'Reilly, with half a dozen
H 8S,er": "'"rd off In search of them. 'I his
HI ?.?"'. "I0 Proceedings and kept up tho
E."'1"';, '"r l'.ilf an hour. Silas B. Uutcher, tho
I "Dubllcan veteran who was selected as the
HI S.i 'Pokesinan of the anti-Worth forces, kept
HI rt;." around with all tho ardor of n fresh re
Hi 2? ' u o-'W'o dock, when Mr. Worth left his
H .,. ".',"' "Ull llls w 1 Mr. lliitthor,
HI tin Vic!r ,.1""1 a whispered comcria
HI trlri.. i. ,n" u minute, thero was general
H "'Ulatiiiri as to soiiio now movo on tho board.
Hi ;?"" H,'ro, '"" surmises that a final effort nt
HI ti "l""iie was llng made In order to atop
Hi rlnp'-nilliiBclash. It turned out that Worth
Hi i,,,.1"1 ."'' ,-v l"" "' distress nnd was willing to
HI i, "' amendment to tho report of his Ex
Hi 5, m '",, ' unlttee. Mr. Dutclier hurrleii over
m1 u "lrnlt with tho nows that tho Worth
HJ ,0.',V."'re rindy to surrender.
Hi t;,u. V,r,f,,,n' no compromise," was the Lieu-
HI i, . . '"Pernor s ultimatum.
Hi I, !""'' rnturn.d to Worth and smilingly but
HJ ti.,,'l,'"'i. "tut-i to accept tho proffered
i??f r"." from the enemy.
HI i) " l.";,''l"l,(, on 1) o'clock v. hen Chairman Josso
HI ai',,1 ,!', ''allod tho committee to order
Hi th . ,Pi, '"" ''". Tho first business was
Hj XtV,1,1.""-' nf ,! roll of theJJlli delegate.
H to,t.i ''"''a biggest cheer on tho roll call.
Hi chi, , """i"!1! ' '"""'s name was received with
& a .'J" I,'I"H. intllt.alloor tho varied feel-
Versi ii,'lH 'rnddllng .policy in tho contro
HJ txu ..-r? ,w,ro 1-absentees, inhklng alto-
toeii , , II','" ,l10 ''"lutfofeit Is 2111. but ono of
li r, iiv J." ""i'Ufr ""'1 "" 'Hod reienlly,
ftffi ,",fleV.,ho reading of tho roll call thn
tlino V. , ,r" l'Vcut vo Coniinittco fixing the
HJ prrsLi'i, ,i l,rll,"lrles and tomontiona was
I to8!" !"",lll"t JiypPOrt to his rent nnd tried
si, , i,,r, '" 'ioll.hloitefcit. lie nfT red mi
5m ''"',,' ''"''King the llmofnr hnhliiig llm
H tie ,. i ' " ''M'lnlnod Hint ho had found that
let . ', lrV,MVJd b' ,1,u. Kxccutlvo t'liininlt
Hi re ii fi.",l'.i"",',V"r,.,!",J,t0 "l"1 l-rtalo
terei , i"',' , 1 w,,rl" '": werii sl.uigli-
ffl,.!'!,"""11"1' M Breetedwlth catcalls
HI Id ,'. '','"" ' l,u exclaimed, " don't scare anv,
HJ "''"'1 M ilallyui,, u don't waro." J
HJ m' greued with wore dtrislvo howls
and Buttling sat down discomfited. Mr. Butcher
then nroso and uncovcrod tho anti-Worth
batteries by moving n substitute for the nmond
mont. ito first pointed out from tho slip-shod
aniondment of Buttling that It had evidently
been hastily prepared, and then offered his sub
stitute, as ho nald, "for good and sufficient
reasons." It provided for the holding of tho
primaries on Hcpt. 21; tho Assembly Conven
tions for tho chnlco of delegates to the City nnd
Judiciary Contentions Sept. 2Ht County Con
vention aept. 2 i; Council District Conventions
Sept. 20; Absumbly District Conventions Nipt.
2 Aldrrmajilo Contentions Hept, 20.
Mr. Worth mado a feoblo argument for the
Buttling amendment, nndwnR fairly nllcnccd hr
tho howls when ho paid grandiloquently: "This
Is supposed In bo a Republican committor, retv
relenting nn Intelligent body in tho com
munity." All talk was cut off by shouts for tho roll call,
which It Mm already ovldrnt was toottloMr.
Worth as a lender. Tho vote was on Mr, Dutch
era substitute and it was adopted bvavoleof
107 to US, a innjerlty of V. This was tho vote by
AnlU I nf(-
Wantt. rrorfA. n'orla. IVarrfa. ITorla. rrl.
t e ts 8
x 1 10 ft B
8 8 s'vO 7
I list 8 4
n a ..laa a s
n e S3 , IB
7 9 h t a n
a B'ts 7 8
o l a un ft d
io s i J7 a
il a s tu is i
IX 1 8 29 1 8
18 8 1 .10 t .,
14 8 31 a
19 8 8 88 1
18 8 8
17 0 .. Totals. ..BS 107
Kven before the vote was announced there
was a wild outburst of cheering, and plaudits
wentup for Woodruff. Willis, Atterbury, and the
other antl- Worth leaders. Thero were also loud
hurrahs for Thomas a IMatt. The cheering was
renewed when tho formal announcement of the
voto was made Worth and Buttling sat appar
ently In blank amazement at their overthrow.
The chlof business of tho assomblago having
been disposed of the committoe then resolved
llaelfllnto a turbulent mob, and, strange to say,
Soth Low. tho boasted " unifying force, was the
eauso of all the tumult. The storm was pro
yoked by a resolution offered by Comptroller
Palmer, declaring that thoaetlon of the Citizens'
Union In putting up a candidate for Mayor lu
no sense Interferes with tho rights and preroga
tives of the Republican City Convention, and
that snch action should not be deemed a bar to
his nomination In the City Convention.
Senator Brush also presented a Low resolu
tion. It dec-laml that in case Mr. Low should
prove a " unifying force," and should rocelvo
the nomination from the City Convention, he
should be heartily supported.
Half a dozen other resolution, of similar im
port were presented and the committee got It
self Into a bad tangle over points of order, mo
tions, amendment, and substitutes. Finally a
resolution to Indorso Low unreservedly set halt
the delegates and nearly all the spectators fair
ly wild, and t seamed that a general light might
wind up the proceedings. In the midst of tho
turmoil Mr. Dutcher arose and throw a wet
blanket over tho Lowboomers by a fierce assault
on the Cits' candidate.
"Evidently." he said, "Mr. Low will not
Drove the 'unifying forco'he has been repre
sented to be. Men Hko tho twentv whn nomi
nated Seth Lou as tbo only holy man in tbo
land remind me of the three tailors of Tooley
street. They hae refused to confer with the
Republican party, from which 75 per cent,
of the vote to elect their candidate must
be drawn. The men of the Citizens' Union claim
to be great men and men of Intelligence, and
jet they absolutely refuse to confer with the
party that has done more for the world than
any party ever organized. (Great cheering.
These men ask the masies of the Republican
?iarty to support the man who voted against
lenjamin Harrison because tho platform
of the Republican party did not meet
his views. 1 have never found a Democrat
good e ough for mo to voto for In forty vears.
It Seth Low is nominated by the Republican
party you can't expect the mosses of tbo Repub
Itcanparty to support tho man ho tw Ice oted
for (Trover Cleveland and against Bonjamln
Harrison. I know a man who would poll thou
sands more votes than Seth Law. I mean Fred
A. Schroodcr.
"Thru Citizens' Union does not dare to show
the names on the Low petitions."
Mr. Dutcher declared that 3Ir. Schrooder would
poll 50.000 more votes than Seth Low. If e also
made an analysis of the eminent lights In tho
Cits' Committee and pronounced them for the
most part Democrats and MTT.-wtlorp and as
far as possible removed from the common people.
"Make tho Republicans crawl on their bellies
to Seth Low is what ther want." ho went on.
"consmcr tms question carefully, gentlemen.
Leavo it to tbo Republican Convention to de
cide in Its best judgment who tho best man is
for this nomination."
.Mr. Worth, over nnd over again, mado his
customary plea for Mr. Ixiw, against whom ho
worked and voted twice, on the ground that ho
was the only man who could stay tho onward
march of tho Tammany Tiger.
The Low talk went on and on amid continued
turbulence, with no apparent "unifying"
breezo to soothe it, and finally a Low boomer was
silenced by a general whistling of "Marching
through Georgia."
Capt. James I'erry got a great hurrah when
he said: "'lhcre nro as good men in tho Repub
lican ranks as this man who wraps his college
robes around blm and expects us to humiliate
ourselves beforo him."
" It is no wonder this man got eo many names
to his petition. He la building a big hall for his
college students, and the host of Tammany
men who are working ou it of course put their
names to the petition."
At this point the committee got Into another
nasty snarl, but finally tho main question wis
ordered on the question of declaring Low the '
most available candidate.
Theodore M. Willis's name wai first called,
and his vote In the affirmative indicated, as
The Sitn foreshadowed yesterday, that the tri
umphant antl-Worth forces would magnan
imously condescend to (ho their former dis
tinguished fallow townsman a mild send off In
his hopeless race for tho Republican nomina
tion. George B. Roberts, one of tho Seventh ward
leaders, said that he did not want a Mugwump
and free trader ns his candidate for Ma) or.
Beforo the vote was finished muny delegates,
who were opposed to l.ow, but didn't care to
disturb the situation further, left tho hall.
Mr. WIeborkcr, a colored deleguta from the
Twenty-sixth ward, said that he proper placo
to settle the mutter was in tho City Convention.
"If this fight," he Bald. "Is to be between
Miigwumpcry und Tammany Hall, Tammany
Hall issure to win."
So indifferent wero tho delegates and spec
tators to tho futo of tho Low resolution that
most of them were hurrying off before the re
Hultwas announced, and thero wero loud cries
for ndjour mont. Tho resolution was filially
adopted by a otnof 1S1 to UB.
At midnight the meeting broke, up in great
confusion, with Sheriff Buttling declaiming ex
citedly In front of iheplatforiuonsouiopruposod
amendment about the hauls or representation in
the council conventions. The final voto was
the squelching of the Buttling resolution.
Tho Woodruff-Wlllls-Uutcber.Atterbury con
tingent are not atUfled with the drubbing thoy
iravo Worth last night, hut will now set to work
to wipe him out at the primaries and conventions.
vaiu uvina ?ri.v.
Judge Mlack Decide Against Mr. Crnven en
All bnt Cbe Conspiracy Polufs.
Hah Fiuncico, Sept. 14. Judge Slack, sitting
as Chancellor lu Equity, decided tbo Craven cose
to-day. Ho found that tbo pencil deeds under
w hlch Mrs. Nettle R, Craven clalmod 81,300,000
worth of property from tho estate of lliolate
James G, Ful woio nuvor signed by James (1,
Fulr were forgcrlon, in fact; that Jnmcs O,
Fair noer acknowledged the deeds In question
before Notary Coonoy, and that the blank certifi
cates f acknowledgment attached to thorn
were forgeries. As to the charge of conspiracy
between Mrs. Craven, Mrs. Hsskins, and Notary
Cooney to loot the Futr estate. Judge Slack hold
that tho n idem e failed to show that uny such
conspiracy oxisled.
The decision was reiidored In open court at
noon lu tho presonco of an immenro crowd of
spectators. By it the executors of tho Fair
outato and tho holrs of Jumes G. Fair bavo
quitted title to two valuable pieces of property
in this city, ono situated on I'lno and Sansomo
streets, the other on Mission street, near
Eleventh. Thodiclslon was terse, merely utat
1 ing tin) propositions Involved in tho opinion of
tho Chancellor.
I.nut night the Craven forces uoro Jubilant.
Thu aiUUory Jury had failed to ogne, standing
eight for Mrt. t'mirii and four for thu Fair
holrs. It was lielleied by souio that that
furvbhndoneil a decision In favor of Mrs,
Craven, but when court met this morning tho
ruling l Judge Sine): on somu minor points
uliyneil the way his mind was mado up. Thero
remains In Mrs. Craven's possession tbo mm
ilnge contract, which has not boen disposed
of in a court of Hw. Chief of l'ollio l,ecs, when
imked If huliittmled taking nil) a lion, said:
"Tho whole matter was called to the attention
of tho last Grand Jury by Judge Carroll Cook,
It Is still in thu bauds of tlu law officers of thu
(lovurnmont. Whut action they will take. If
any, 1 urn unable to say. I shall carry out such
orders as I receive from the proper authorities."
Attorney Mitchell, one of thu counsel for the
Tiilr holrs, wns subpoenaed by tho Grand Jury
this uftornoon and upiioarud before It. Itls.be-
lioved ho was called in relation to tho Craven
, furserles.
And Will Try to Hnrorce SlUnre About Chicago
nnd IHOO Mrnatur Murphy In thn Hole or
Lender Tammany Caucus Imposes tbe I'nlt
Ilulr I.ojal league Prepares lla Atlnek,
Senator Edward Murphy, Jr., enrao up from
Long Branch yesterday morning to look nftcr
tho preliminaries to tho Democratic Stato Com
mittee, which will meet lu tho Hoffman llouso
at noon to-day to nomlnato a candidate for
Chlof Judgo uf tho Court of Appcnls. Tho Sen
ator was accompanied by Richard Crokcr, John
C. Shcchnn, and Mayor Vranils J, Molloy of
Troy. Mr, Crokcr wont to his downtown otllco
nnd Senator Murphy nud Mayor Molloy to the
Hoffman llouso, wheto during tho day and Inst
ocnlng tho Senator's room was tho Mecca for
all tho local politicians of tho regular organiza
tion and tho members of tho Stato Comuiltteo
who had arrh cd to nttcud the meeting,
Mr, Shoehan called oy tolograph a caucus of
the Tammany members of the Slate Committee,
and it was held at the wigwam at 11 o'clock In
the morning. County Clerk l'urroy was not
notified to attend. All the others wero there
except Charles F. Murphy of tho Eighteenth
Assembly district, who sent James 1'. Keating
as his proxy.
Mr. Shoehan presided at tho cnucus and
stated its obleot to bo to soouro united action
on tho part of tho Tammnny members on ques
tions to bo brought beforo tho State Commit
too for consideration.
Ex-Pollco Commissioner James J. Martin
said Uiat the first thing to be considered Is the
expulsion from the Stato Committee of County
Clerk Henrv I), l'urroy, who represents the
Twenty-first tcnato district. Scnatur Thomas
F. Grady, Mr. Martin, nnd Coroner Fltzpat
rick mado speeches fatorlng tho expulsion of
Mr. l'urroy because ho had left the regular
Domocracy and set up an organization of his
Congressman William Sulzer spoke In oppo
sition. Ho asserted that Mr. lhirroy could
not bo legally expelled, as ho was chosen for a
specified tlmo, and the only power authorized
to deal with him aro tho delegntes from his
Scnato district to tho next Stale Convention.
Sulzer warned Shoehan and the otbor loaders
that they would bo making a bad precedent in
cipelling Mr. l'urroy.
Then lio went on to say that, measured by
tho only standards of Democracy in tho State,
tho Chicago platform and that adopted at Buf
falo, Mr. lhirrov Is as good a Democrat as
thero is In the State. He supported boih tho
national and the State candidates or inc. party.
If Tammany Hall saw lit tn run tho next cam
paign on local issues, Mr. l'urroy had just nt
much right to rale other locul Issues. Ho
did not sutler ia his Democracy more than Mr.
8heehon or tho other Tammany leaders. The
argument that he has Ket up un organization on
local Issues applies with just as much forco to
Tho Congressman's vote was tho only ono
opposed to the proposition to expel Mr. l'urroy.
iben Mr. hhechan brought forward tho
question of the candidate for Chief Judge of
tli" Court of Appeals. Ho named Charles F.
Tabor. D. Cody Herrlck, Charles J. Pat
terson, and Alton II. Parker as candi
dates for the nomination, and said that as
Justice Parker hail alwflys been a friend to
Tammany, the Tammany mcmbcrs"of tho com
mittee ought to voto as a unit for blm. Sena
tor Grady and Coroner Fitzjuitrlck echoed this
sentiment, nnd detailed some of tho faMira
which Justice Parker had dono for the wig
wam. Again Congressman Sulzer refused to bo
boned by tho unit rule, and said that he would
not voto for Parker unless before tbe meeting
of the committee the Justice would assure htm
that he voted for Bryan electors last year.
Another resolution was adopted to vote as
a unit against permitting any person or com
mittee to bo heard before the State Commit
tee on any proposition. This was intended to
shut off the Loyal Democratic league, which
will send a committee before the State Coniinit
tco to-day to talk In favor of a re lftlrmation of
the Chicago platform. Again :-ulzcr protested
that such action was undemocratic, and that
he would go to the committee meeting and act
independently, except as he represented tho
wlihcs of his constituents.
To clinch everything that had been done and
guard against contingencies an omnibus unit
rule resolution was adopted against Sulzer's
Finally a resolution was adopted pledging
thoae who participated in tho caucus not tore
veal anything which had occurred, nnd this
was the only thing that Congressmen Sulzer
agreed to bo bound by.
In the evening Mr Shrehan called on Senator
Murphy to Inform him of tbe caucus action of
the Tammany members of the committee, and
especially to urge Unit Purroj bo expelled.
Other visitors were: William F. Sheehan,
James J. Martin, Thomas F Grady, and Charles
F. Murphy of this city : Frank Camnbcll of
Bath, the Democratic National Committee
man; Colvln J. Huson of Penn Yan, and Stnte
1 Committeemen James A. Dolts of Kingston.
Chairman Elliot Danforth, John II. Judson of
Glocrsvlllc, George B. IiOuIsof Ballnton, Nor
ton Chase of Albany, Clinton Beekwlth of Her
kimer, John F. Uaynor of Fayettovllle, and
George W. Batten of Niagara.
Committeeman Bet la, coining from Justice
Parkor's home district, considered himself thn
particular custodian of the Parker boom. Nor
ton Cnaso was looking after the interests of
Justice Herrlck, and Mayor Malloy bat in
chargetho candidacy of Charles J. Patterson of
Troy. No particular boom for Charles F. Tabor,
tbe middle-of-the-road Bryan candidate, was in
evidence, although It whs snld that Mr. Tabor
will got some votes In the committee.
Senator Murphy did not care to discuss the
political situation for thenewspipers. He said
tliat be had been 111 and out of theactitu politi
cal field so long that he felt that ho would like
to get up to the city and meet his old political
comrades In arms again und that was thermion
for his presence at this time. It was evident
that oil the politicians and the memlHrs of thn
Stato Commlttoo especially considered him i ory
much of a factor. Everybody called on him.
And all who conferred with tbo Senator camo
away with rather decldod notions as to whut
the State Committee will do to-day.
They agreed that Justice Parkor will be nom
inated; that the Chicago platform will be Ig
nored; that County Clerk Purroy will probably
be expelled, although thoy sold there was a re
mote possibility that he wouldn't. They said
that It Is the understanding that tho Bnanltca
will not be admitted to tho convention to urgo
the reaffirmation of the Chicago platform on the
nomination of Tabor. This is the programnio
which all who visited Senator Murphy wero
sure will be followed by the. State Committee).
i ounty uierk l'urroy eniu jesirniuy mat no
will attend tho meeting, and that he would like
to see the Btoto Committee attempt to oxpel
him. Ho Intimated that ho would hiue mmio
tblng very interesting to say In his own de
fense If such an attempt Is made.
The corridors of the Hoffman House swarmed
last night with Bryanltes, members of the
Loyal Democratic 1 onguo, who are gathered
from all over tho Btato to demand of the State
Committee that It stand by Democratic princi
ples and nominate u candidate who was truo
to those principles In tho lust election. They
came from n mooting of tho Executive Comuilt
teo, held In Gramercy Hall, in West Twenty
third street, near Sixth avenue.
This committee, which is composed of one
member from each of tho ISO Assembly dis
tricts of the State, mot at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon for organization, It was discovered
on assembling that thero wero twenty districts
without representation, and tho acanctes were
filled temporarily by local Bryanltes from this
city und Brooklyn.
Hosen II. Rockwell of I'.lmlra, who presided at
tho Buffnlo State Convention last year, was
chosen permanent Chairmiu, und Henry
Nichols of Kings county permanent Secretary.
Among thofco present from nulslde tho city
wero Thomas W, Cant well and Thomas F, Wil
kinson of Albany, Charles A. lliirknof Franklin,
It, A. Gunn of Grconc, John McCarthy of
Onondaga, James T. Brosnahnu of Sara
toga, Kninuel Williams of Schenectady,
F, P. Hulotto of Wyoming. Henry W. Cor
noil of Tompkins. Cant. II. P. Wlthondelii of
Herkimer, O. II, Hnjde-of Erie. Demi F, Curry
of Orleans, Charles F. Wadswnilhof Uvlngslon,
nnd MIclmilMcCnlionf Itniklnnil, Thecltyiuid
Kings county districts wore well ronieseiitcd bv
local Imulors of tho Brynn faction, Including II,
M. McDonald. Frnncls M. lllib), David Rous
seau, Henry Nichols, John llosoy, .Iniues A,
Gray. Willis Abbott, and William Martin, tho
Stnte organizer of the Knights of Lnhor.
On motion of F. P. Hulotto of Wyoming, the
Chairman was directed tn appoint iitnmniltteu
of fifteen. Io bo headed by liimiolf, toproseni
the followlu address to tbo State Commltlco at
to day's meeting;
Tu the Vttnocratioblalc CumMdlee of the Stale n A'no
Oi.sti.fme'! Ily resolution of the last State fouve n.
tlonof the Penioersilo partv, your honorable Udy
wnsRlrru authority to iiel'ct acnmlldsto for Chief
Judge of tbe Court of Apieali for tbo election of 1KHT,
Trior to your taking such act on we, Hie I.oyM Pmo
rratlc LI us of ttiu Mat of Saw York, a immIjt on
gaulzed for the sole purpmo of eo operating with lbs
regular party organization sad pledged to Ita suppprt,
respectfully call ) our atUutlon to the (ullowlm tacit
and ask your favorabla consideration or the sugges
tions bereln set forth!
Tbe propls who seat the delegates to the State Con
vention that selected you as mi m tiers of thn stave
Commutes by their votes In thn last election demon
strated lbs fact that tbev tre loynl to the plalrorm
adopted by (he Democratic party at tli Xattontl
Courenltnn held III Chicago on July 7, 1MH1. and tbo
candidates nominated thereoni and. If the power
delegated to you by tbo people eouM lie used hv them
at this time, there would be no question but that the
platform of thn pirt) would lie reanirmrd anil a can
dldato nominated for Chief Judge of Hie Court of
Apt eals who actively and openly eiipiMirtid the call
dlilatcaof the potty last fall ana tbe platform upon
which they Mereiiomtnsted.
If the commltUe doubts tbe sentiment of tlio
leiiHK,ra',y of the Mate, as above ns,erted, they havo
the alternative of submitting that ipi, ,11011 to the de
clslon of the Dcmncratla voters through the medium
of a regularly called Mate Convention, the authority
Klvwn you by the last Hiate Convention being tier
missive and not mandatory.
In thn event you determine not to call a State Con
sentlon, but make the nomination, wn then demand
that you, lu Iho exrn Iso of tha umhorltv delegated
to ou, place before thn voters of the mate of Now
York an address containing a cloar and unequivocal
reafllrniatlon of thn platform of the eonentlou
which gavn you existence, and which unroscncilly
reamrraed the national Democratic platform adopted
atChleago, and nominate a.candldale ell known to
have tieeu andvtbuuuwls lu full accord with tboso
Tho resolution provided further that tho Stato
Committee be requested to grant a reasonable
time In which members of tbe committee of tho
lenguo might advocate tho adoption of the
recommendations of the address.
Tho committee appointed for this task con
sists, besides Chali mnu Rockwell, of O. II. Sny
der, C. A. Iturko, Bonn F. Curry, Willis Abbott,
H. M. McDonald, John McCarthy, T. W. Cant
well, T. P. Hulctte, Henry Nichols, Jauios A.
tlrar, Michael McCtbe. Charles House, Charles
F. Wadsworth, and II. P. Wlthersteln.
The committee was directed to riport to an
adjourned mooting of tho league to he. held nt
tho Metropolitan Hotel at 3 o'clock this after
noon. Tho league has hired the Japancso Room at
tho Hoffman House for to-day, nnd Its mombcrs
will make their headquarters there.
Bofore adjourning last night a resolution was
adopted denouncing as "brutal, uncalled for,
Illegal, and Indirect violation of the Constitu
tion " tho shooting of tho rioting coal miners at
Lattlmor, Pa.
Henry M. McDonald. Presldont of the league,
greeted the members of tho Exccutlvo Commit
tee at tholr socret buslnosa meeting with a
speech in which he said that tho league was ono
of tho results uf tho Waldorf Gold Democrats'
feast of last April, at which it was rcsoh ed " to
light for the control of tho next ro ular Demo
cratic Convention, nnd, to thnt end, to fight for
tho control of all local Democratic organiza
tions." Among other things ho said:
"It tuny bo observed that thero aro two
methods In which this fight for control of tho
regular Democratic party organisations Is
being made, first, by a direct attack; and
second, by ert capture of tho organ
izations by disloyal men within tbe or
ganizations. It Is noticeable that In every
Stato whero tho regular Democratic party
organizations aro unquestionably controlled
by men who nro loyal to tho principles of tbo
part, tho Indianapolis men ho built up full
State organizations. Such Is the casoinlowu,
Ohio. Mb hignn, Kentucky, and Massachusetts,
while in thoie States, such as Now Jersey, Con
necticut. 1111,1 Now York. In which the display of
disloyalty to the party last fall was thu great
est nnd where it is believed thero aro non-believers
lu tho principles of thoplutforui among
those conirolllu,. thu official organizations,
tbe Indianapolis men have not attempted to
create a Stato organization, but th-y do intend
to capture tho regular Democratic organ
ization through thn aid, Influence, and
perfidy of men ostensibly loyal to the
organizations with which thoy have 01U
clul connection. And who shall say that tho
open gold-stundnrd men. tbo Indianapolis forco.
and the stealthy band of disloyal Democrats., di
rected In this State by c-.-.enator Hill and in
other btatca by like leaders, having taptured
tho regular organizations, will not oiwnly unlto
and slvle tbemsches the regular Democratic
party and make ex-Prcsidcut Cleveland a for
midable nominee in tho 1900 Presidential cam
paign!" lie characterized ex-Governor Flower ns"a
defender of trusts and exlollcruf their benefi
cences" and a "polltlcul monstrosity." Ho
also lampooned Senator Hill for asserting that
local issues should control tlio lampalgn. Ho
said that Mr. Bryan told him privately: "Mo
Donald, keen up your organization. Don't let
down on it. and added:
" He apparently appreciated the necessity of
an organization such as O'jA'Io prevent tho
capture ot tho mate and local organization, bv
the combined allies to which I lime referred.
He know that we were In tho enemies' country
enemle-i both open nnd secret."
Speaking of Senator Hill, he nalil thnt the fear
of luyul Democrats in thiHcriils is his inttuenco
overstate eoninulteemen bound to him by past
favors. He advocated the organisation of a
new Democracy hacd on the national platform
In uiso their argument with tho State Commit
leo failed.
Tbe lllainebacha or Omlena, lian., S'lnallj
Urougbl to Coiifrsataii.
Joi'UN. Mo., Sept. 14. Not since tho horrible
crimes of tho Bender family were revealed has
southeastern Kiintas been ho excited 11s by tbo
bloody butcheries cc iimitted by the St.illlcback
family nt Galena. Kan., which wero brought to
light by the confessions of Cor.i and Gcege
Statllcback on the witness stand at Columbus
yesterday, where the latter and his mother, Mrs,
Charles Wilson, wero cunvlctcd of tho murder
of Frank Galbreath. Ed Stafiloback was con
victed of murder in the first degree to-day as
an accessor) in the Galbreath murder.
Cora Statllcbiek wotkened nnd told nil ho
knew aliout the murder of Galbreath and oth
ers whom the family bus slain George Stnlllc
hack, Cora's husband, without knowing what
his wlfo had revealeel, mado a slmllnr con
fession. They said that Galbreath, who had
been murdered and robbed by the Stnillcb-ick
boys nnd their mother, was not the only person
they had slain, hut that an Italian peddler
whose name they did not know, had been mur
dered and robbed about two years ago, and his
body thrown In nn abandoned mining shaft
nbout forty yards from tho Statllcback house. In
which Galnreath's body wits cant.
At that time Mrs. Charles Wilson, mother of
theStalllebiick bojs, kept a questionable resort
in the four-room log cabin, w ere theso crimes
weriiconiinllli'd TwoglrlH.whoHo iinmes(lcorgi)
S 11 lllcback could not gise.wero living with Mlko
nnd Kd Stalilohiek at thotlniuand saw the ped
dlur murdered. They wero threatened wlthdlro
vengeance If they cwr rereulcil what thoy saw.
A few nights later Mlko a mistress quarrelled
with him and threatened to leave I lie house.
Fearing she would botrny him. he sclzeel tier by
the throat and choked her to death In the pres
ence of K1 Stnlllobackanel his mistress.
Tho latter attempted to save tho girl, nnd Ed
crushed her skull with a hIx-sIiooIct. Tho bodies
wero thon wrapped In a shoot and put under the
bed until late at night, whon Uioy wero thrown
lulu tho mum shaft whero tho peddler's body
had been dumped.
Then a lot of loose enrlh and rocks were
thrown Into the shaft to keep tho bodies from
coming to the surfarc.
To-day Cora Stalllobaek was taken to Galena
nnd pointed out thu idiuft Into whii h tho bodies
wero thrown. A steam pump wits put to work
tonight to pump out tho water of the three
shafta near tho Stalllobaek house. From ono of
thu shafts articles of men's clothing were taken
out this evening. Aplocoot a woman's waist
was also found.
All day crowds of angry men stood about tho
shafts. Fully 400 men aru thero to-night ready
to go to Columbus to lynch tbo Stafllebaiks us
soon ns theso bodies are found.
ticks In tbe Slalen Island Mud if bile Avoid,
lug a Culllslon.
Tho Atlantlo Transport Company's liner
Mississippi, dipt. Cnnnas, which left London
on Hcpt. ', came howling up the Narrows nppo
silo Fort Wadsworth at TiUO o'clock last oven
ing just as a coul-ladou schooner was tacking
across tho bay beforo u northwest wind, Tho
schooner got ill thu path of tho Mississippi,
and then her nklpper brought her around on
another tnck. The Mississippi was so close to
thu schooner that silo was obliged either to run
her down or change, hor course.
Pilot Joseph II. Nelvon, who was lit charge cf
tho Mississippi, decided lei alter the vrMsrTs
eoiirse.and, turning her bow toward Die Stolen
Island slioio Iho big transport grounded about
Kctuuiy-tlsO feet from thu Ih'ucIi. Thu bot
tom whero blie struck Is soft mint, and thu tdiip
ploughed hor way Into It until her bow was
lifted four fee' nbou her water lino. The
.Mississippi stuck fast when about halt her
length wuu In tho mud.
'Ihu Clmpman'Merrltt wrecking tug J. J
Merrill went down the hay (o aid her, hut It
was decided to do nothing tuward gutting her
oil until high tide this morning. It Is thciuirht
that thoie will ho llltlo dlltlculty lu Moating
Tho Mississippi has fifteen cabin passen
gers on board who stuck m hor last night. She
earrlus a general curgo consigned lei the New
York Shipping Company of 1 Broudnay, Tho
vemot wus not Injured by grounding.
Tbe Talk or tbe Towo.
Simpson's naw Loin OMca itud Bate Deposli Vaults.
It WMl tM it., mar Dreattwa.-adu, ""
111AT IS lllMSVLi:
Ilia Letter Analsard-llla llnmlitnrrlnc !
When llrllnt Mnjor-I'inlntrd Itrslgnntloii,
Drninniled rrum All Ilia lllsb OMclnU
Yt hen Itltl lie lie-enter Ihellrpllbllrnn I'arlj I
Wjihuinciton, Sept. 1 1. Seth Low's letter
adopting the Cltlrcns I'nlon mm partisan nom
ination for Mayor of Greater Now York
brought out qtilzrlrn! remarks from Republi
can, liero today. Scleral Republicans, now
readouts of Washington, formerly lived In
Brooklj 11 und had olilclal and personal rela
tions with Mr. Low when ho whs Major of tho
City of Churches. All recalled to-day Mr.
Lon's Idea, of non-partlsiuishlp, and they
sketched Ihciii ns fulinwn:
Mr. I,ow bolloves that all classes of citizens
should forsiiko tbo various parties to which
they havo given nllcglanco nnd voto to make
him Mayor of Greater Nuiv York, noxt Gov
ernor of tho Stato "f New York, and finally
.President of the I'nltetl Stntcs. Mr. Low, for
his part, is not to bo held re'n)onslb1n to cither
of the great parties, Democratic or Republi
can; ho is tn bo rosKinsihlo only to himself,
Tho lino In Mr. low's letter proclaiming.
"I nm n Republican nnd 1 expect tu remain
one," was road with particular Interest. The
letter which Mr. low wroto on Juno 28, 188H,
resigning from tho Republican partv because
ho could nut Btipport Benjamin Harrison or
tho Republican national platform on which
Gen. Harrison had just liecn nominated nt
Chicago, is Ktlll In existence. Mr. Low's Ro
publlcnn critics said they wondered If Mr. low
would lie good enough to Inform tho Republi
can party loaders when ho had rejoined tho
party and glu tho exact date. Them Repub
lican leaders said that they know only of bis
resignation from tho party, nnd they wero not
aware that ho hail rejoined thn party.
But tho Republicans hen) today had more
to Buy about Mr. low's lews on non-partisan-ship
ns coneyod in his letter neeepting tho
Citizens' Union nomination than anything olee.
'Ihesn Republicans dcclaicd Hint to their posi
tive knowledge Mr. low was tho bight priest
of partisanship where ho nlouo was eonccrnod,
and then they went on to tell all about It,
TheRcpubllcons who told tho story wero at Mr.
low's elbow when he was Mayor of Brooklyn.
Tin, .IibfIa of tlint rlfv-liMil lust licti ebanciMl.
so that Mr. Low had the uhsolulo power of ap
pointment and rcmoMiI. Prior to that the
nominations for olllco were made by tho Mayor
and wero confirmed by the Hoard of Aldermen.
To demonstrate exactly Mr. Low's partisanship
to himself the Republicans who aro fumillar
with tho history of those days declared that
Mayor low of Brooklyn immediately after ap
pointing a man to otllco tlemandod his resigna
tion with a blank date, so that Mr. low, the
Instant the whim seized him, could luinblo out
of olllco tho men he had pcrsonolly requested
to accept office under blm. Mr. low. the Re
publhans went on to any. adopted this high
handed method of doing business with all of
his olilclal family, including Iho Flro Commis
sioner, Police Commissioner, City Works Com-mis-loner.
Exeiso Commissioners, Tax Collect
or, Itcvlstcr of Arrears, President of tho Board
of Assessments, Lit) 'treasurer. Corjiorathm
Counsel, Commissioner of Buildings, and Presi
dent of the Park Commissioners. It Is re
ceirried that two or threo of Mr. low's Commis
sioners refued absolutely to give him their
resignations in blank duteand Insisted thut
Mr. low's conduct was an assumption of su
perior official virtue. Most of the ulhcr Com
missioners accepted tho situation, but In per
sonal comcr&atious said many bard things of
Mr. low. It is worthy of remark that Mr.
low never felt himself called upon to demand
tho resignations of anv of tho men he had thus j
humiliated. They proved tu be .cry efficient 1
, olilclal-. and although Mr. Low was full uf
' petty and whimsical complaints against some
i of thorn, some of tho older heads of Brooklyn
smoothed his furroweit brow mid saved blm
from making a spectacle of himsolf. It is truo
that he hnii trotihlo with Gen. Juntos Jourdnii
and that lien. Joureian etenuiouy retiroi iruui
Mr. Low's otuelol fomlly; hut this was bee-aufo
Gen. Jourdan, who has tho spirit of a eoldler,
would not further subject himself to Mr. Low's
whliusieal eonduct.
The Repuhlhans here, when they heard the
story of Mi. low's conduct in demanding tho
resignations of his olilclal fiiuillj with blank
dates, likened that proceeding to the assuinp
I Hon of power on the part of the handful of
1 sclf-coiistituteel iiientoes of tho Republican
party known as tho Citizens' Union of New
I York. Theso Republicans pointed out that in
I 18',)tl, for the first time slnco the Republican
party was a national pirty, it carried tho great
1 city of New Yurh, und that now a handful of
Mr. low's personal Idolalors sirp lu nnd In
1 slst that tbo Republican party of Greater New
1 York shall iieeept Mr. low as the candidate for
1 Mayor-tho Mr. Low wnu resigned from tho
triumphant Hi publican partv, Inn now helle es
, that that party should e'.irry him Into one of
I the greatest urtlees in the I ultesl States. Duo
1 particularly emphatic Republican -aid:
, "Mr. low In H8t could lino mado James
1 G. Hlnlno President of tbo I lilted States. If
Mr. low had raid seen words during that
I campaign to the effect llmt ho was for tho e'lin
I didatei for President of thu Republican "art,
1 Mr. Blnlne. could I. no been elected Mr. low
hud follow IngTenoiigh nt thnt time tohno otT
sct the 1.100 and odd otcs which ginn tho
State of New York to (Irovcr Clexelatid. Ho
remained bllent. would not lift his linger or
fa) n word, nnd (iewdand, with his froe-lrndo
enteric, etiuiu lu, und from the) day of Cleve
land's ndtctit llnro wus nothing hut a me'cos
slon of panics and suveresl depiesslon in busi
ness circles. Mr low Is u very peculiar upeii
men when ho sis that ha is it Republican nud
expects tu remain o."
Allthl8.lt was reiterated, together with! his
recent conduit, which Is descrilMil here tu lo
thorotiKUls uniatrlolie', convince IteipuhlicaiiH
that Mr, low is a lirst-cius partisan where ho
himself is couceincd, nud where he hopctt to
reap personal advantage, but that he wants
others to fur-alto their political panics lo boost
Mr, Low Into public plucc
M '!?( XIAGAllA VAT.l.S.
A Mian's Dead Uadv Inept Pons Ibe Itaplda
A Plan for m Cable llarrlnr.
Ni naiu Falls, Sept. 14. This morning soon
after 7 o'clock whllo Dr. II. W. Sheeloy of Inde
pendence, Mo., was standing nt Prospect Point
lie saw the body of a man tlonX down tho rnplds
und plunge over tho American Fall a short dis
tance out from shore. The light was strong and
he had a good view of thu body, which appeared 1
to him lo bo that of am n about 2S yoars old,
well built, with a smooth face. It was fully clad.
Dr. Shceloy's attention was first attracted to
the spot by seeing a hatcomo down tho river.
The body soon followed. This leads lo tho
conclusion that tho man entered tho water
nor further up the stream than tho Goat
Island bridge. It was his belief that
tho body was Inanlmato beforo the
torrlblo plungootcr tho full was made, forhu
noticed no signs of life, The spot where tho
body passed over tho brink Is about sovouty
live feet out. which would laud it 011 Iho rocks
at the foot of tho falls. Nobody has boon re
ported nil'slng at any of the hotels to-night,
Thu number of fatalities I hut occur
hero has aroused public interest to such
nn extent that means are being devised
to lessen the diiuger of drowning accidents.
John S. Maeklen has addressed n letter to
Gov, Black, In which ho iidvocnlcs stretching a
light who cable across thn river Just above tho
danger line, which Is below thn lino of
navigation, lie would run u light motul
or riibh r tube with bulbs at Internils
along- the i-able, Ho li advocates the
iiso of liiciiidcncciit lights along tho cnblo ho
Unit lunula lin seen ul night. A letter from
William N. Grllllth, tho Governor's private sue
retitry, upprnvc iho plan, and expresses thn
opinion Hint el wps should bo taken lu thu matter
Jointly by the Btato of Now York nnd tbo Domin
ion liovuiiiiuunt. The cost would bo less than
Preacher Mas a Und Propbel and Itestarnrd.
HHliMii'.isHiT, Conn., Sept, 14, Tho Rev, W,
II, Lanulugof tho First Advent Church of this
clly recently preachod a Bcnnon lu which ho
llxcd the time that thu woi hi would come to un
ctul as ono day last week. All of Mr Lamilng's
sermons of lato hat 0 told of tho approach of the
ending of tho world. Tho members of tho con
gregation had greut faith in his preachings, but
of Into a feeding of dissatisfaction has manifested
Itself, The failure of tbe latest prophecy caused
so much dissatisfaction thut ho has bscu forced
lo rrslgu his pastorate
He Mllhdrmvs Ills Letter or Itralsnnllon as
Provides. It, I., Sept. 14.-Prcsldent K.
Benjamin Andrews of Brown t.'nlv crslty sprung
another surprUo on tho commtinltv tonight by
withdrawing his resignation of tho Presidency
of Iho university. His letter of withdrawal
"HltOWN Univkiiritv, Sept. 1 1, '117.
To IP. f. Kellrn, J. I. Stlnrtt runt 11.11 n-cmf,
"Gi:.nti,hmi;n: The resolution of the corpora
tion of Brown Unit crslty on tha 1st Inst. .com
municated to mo by y oil. has been inrcfully
considered. I tako pleasure In assuring you
that Iho uclloii refoned to entirely
eloes nway with thu scruplo which lod
to my resignation. At Iho dato. however,
when you laid tho communication before
mo 1 had undertaken to perform the coming
jenr certain woik which, nftcr learning tho
judgment of tho corporation nn the subject, I
enmo to regard as Incompatible with the duties
of my Presidency. I thorcforo felt obliged nt
first to ndho.ru to my resignation, but being now
frcaloglvu to tlio university my unitlvldod ser
vlco, I huvo withdrawn my resignation, and
have notlllcel tho Secretary of the corporation to
that effect. I am, gentlemen, yours, with sln
coreat esteem, ;. Hi:.i. Amiiikw,"
The collcgo term at Brown begins to-morrow,
and It was understood that Dr. Andrews was to
conduct tho opening ehnpel s;rv Ices its usual.
It was said that ho was to retain tho Presidency
until his successor was appointed. Everybody
had settled down to tho conclusion that tho con
troversy between the Brown coiporatlou nnd
the President had lwcn brought to nn cud by tho
severance of tho President's relations with tho
university without lossof honor lo Drown, and
that tho unv crslty was going tu pes along with
out any furthoriluster.
Dr. Andrews's action to night, howevor, was
Hko the explosion of a bomb In n peaceful gath
ering. It was altogether unexiicc'tcd.iiH it was
generally understood that John Brisbcn Walker
was to bavo Dr. Andrews all to himself. Now
the latter changes tho bltiiatlon literally with a
sweep of his pen and say 3 he belongs entirely to
There Is n well-founded lielief, asserted openly
here, that Dr. Andrew s was right In his previous
nsscrtliin that his days of usefulness at Brown
had passed, and now thut lie proposes to remain
at tho university there is llttlo doubt that tho
general situation will grow worso instead of
OOO lluiliel, rrom furly tcrea That Paid Tor
lie I-nntl Mix llmia Clicr.
Topeka. Kan.. Sept. 11. Many instances of
wheat farmers in Kansas raising enough wheat
tills year to pay for their laud havo been re
ported, but ClaudoM itthevvs. a rclalivo of ex
Gov. Matthews of Indluiin. has broken the rec
ord. He repo ts to day that he purchased forty
acres In Cheyenne cutinty Inst year, paying
therefor S(i. He has Just marketed from this
tract 9(10 Dushcls of wheat at f oventy live cents
per bushel, raising 1111 uvcra.-o of twenty-four
bushels per ae re. Matthews says that after ol
lowIng$200 , or seeding, harv eating, thrashing,
nnd marketing, counting ilso for his own tlmo
and labor employed, ho Is So20 ahead, or has
raised w heat enough to pay for his land at over
six times tho original cost.
It Alnrma the Tenderloin Oar Thrown In
Tbrough Ibe Vtlndoii.
A loud yell from Police Captain Chapman's
! room In he West Thirtieth street station yes
I terday nftornoon brought t-cveral policemen on
n run into tho precinct commander's sanctum.
j Tho Captain vvnsftandlng in the centre of the
room. Ono hand was lost in Ids whiskers. The
! other pointed to some object disappearing under
1 his tied.
I " What is it ("cried the Captain.
' Dnnifino." said Detective Welsh.
"Can't Ihj a bug," snlil Chnpinitn slnwlv, "it's
too big, Mnvboit s a Jersev mosquito."'
Ho ordered his men to pull out bis lictl. When
. thoy tiltl so a lobster was seen 1 r.inling Inward
tho wall. It was eight inches long and full of
I life.
"Gosh darn it," ssld hapmnn ns Detective
v elsh plckisi tho lobster up from the- floor,
" sum" ono lias lieen pliiving n joke on inc.'
Tho lobster whs probably t blow n Intel the Cap
tain's room through thu open window bv sonic
fun-loving boys.
Ilia .aiue Is strong, nud He Is vlnuraitd llaa
n 1-iiriflvliiK Htiirli,
At yesterday 's meeting of tho Hoard of City
Record Supervisor Slelehcr presented several 1
small hills amounting to if ill which hail been
I contracted by Building Superintendent Con- '
I idahle without authority, and which Compt roller
Fitch hid refused lo pay. Mr. .-lelelier looked
nroiind for some ono in intrndiiio tlio icsolutloii
for tho payment of tho lulls, but none uf tho
I members of the board responded, i here was an
awkward slicnio which lu-teil ncnrlv 11 minute.
1 "I'll inlioduee the resolution," said tho
Mayor tin illy. "Iseeiu to I.11 iho only friend
that Constable has in tills board."
The resolution was adopted.
voi.nisiox ix viFTii Avrxt'E.
Cab noil a lliiccv Ova-rlururd nnd Their Oc
cupants Mplllrd.
John Fnhey, when driving uptown last night
n hansom occupied by M rs. William Thompson of
200 Ensl Seventeenth street nnd her lU-yrar-old
daughter, rnn Inn n buggy drawn by two horses,
In which llrnhain Policy, 11 bonnier nt the Huff
man House, and his 10-j ear-old son wero driv
ing. The vuhle les worouvci turned and theoc
cupantswere pitched out. None of them wns
Injured. Fnhey was arrested, but was set at
liberty nt Mr. Policy's request.
Knelt nnd .asked :nd m I'uran ibe Man She
Had Und Arrealrd.
Mary Kagan of 784 Pnrk place, Brooklj n, hnd
Mnrtln Kelly arraigned lu tho l'latbush Pollto
Court yestenluy ou tho chnrgo lh.it ho was tlio
father of her child. Justlco Steers dismissed
tho case.
After leaving the courtroom (ho woman
knelt In thu corridor nnd called upon God tn
curso Kollv "and all who bavo sided with you
and against me,"
Plug Hat and Hotel Slenlo Italded,
Tho tollce of Cnpl, Chapmnn's precinct
swooped down last night on Cornelia Rniisscl's
flat In tho house nt 112 West Thirty-third
street, known as tho Plug Hat. Miss Rnusscl
wnsnrrested on n warrant charging her with
keeping a disorderly house.
George Hord, proprietor of thn Hotel Menlo, nt
Twenty 1 igiith street und Sixth avenue, wits ar
rested em ,1 similar ehnrue. 'Ilio warrants wero
issiiod bv Mugltiuto Hedges. Both prisoners
were locked up In the Tenderloin btatlon house.
SAns b Hun Down Inlenllonallj I
Lilllnn Laughlin of 1 In East 11. Mb street,
whllo riding on hor blcjeio In Fifth nveniic,
near 117th street last night, wns run Into by n
horsoand wagon, nml thrown from her wheel,
Sho called Bicycle Po'.lci man Boctller, vim wns
nearby, and declared Hint the ilrlvei hail run
her down Intentionally, Thopollcemitn arrested
thn man, who said ho wits Anton Flmhelnf 1122
East Seventieth street. Ho was lo ked up In
the East VJilllj stieot Htntlon. iho viniiig
woman was biullj bruised on lm It ft slilouiul
Irooblyn Dullder Arreted fur l.nrconj,
Edward Ncsbltt, a Brooklyn builder nnd con
tractor, was arrested hist evening bv Central
Otllre detectives on a warrant Issued In Mori Is
county. N. J charging blm with the larceny of
ifilO Nesbltt was tal.iti In l'ollio llcadquni
ters, vvheru'hn was lm ked ui. Hi s lit several
telegrams tci friends fur bail, hut un one slum uil ,
up In furnish securlt) for bun, Tho detectives ;
hero know nothing of the case.
Mr. aw Vlarla rr Sjavt tarb.
Rockland, Mo., Font. 14.--Sclh low passed
through hero to-ultfht bouud for NevJ York,
hit ma rittEXh ix the itoas 1mm
Capt. Sleyller Pokes Fun at Col. tlnit In a il 'MM
Plltaburs Hotel lloenuao a Philadelphia fTkiM
Client or Rnnutor Penrose nitubbed Illns if '!'
lent Flow Into ullage Penrose a Spectator. r '33B
Pirrsni'tui, Sept. 1 1. Col. W. P. Rond and .'JffiB
Capt. J. J. Stcyllcr, two vvoll-Utiowii coal opera- H
tors, got Into a row this afti'riioon that lhreit 1
ened for n whllo lo end In bliudshjd. Achat- felB
Icngcllo light o duel was Issued. Unllod Stalna ifSfl
Senator Boles Pentose figured indirectly In the 'MB
affair. fjMj
Mr. Ponroso was silling In the Munongnhela vB
Houso talking to his friends and clients, Judgs PJm
Rldgoway, thn Philadelphia millionaire, and' V
John R. Bishop, Thcv had arrived In jHl
town on Monday night to look after Pfl
a lawsuit, mitors pertaining to lbs i-l
Redstone mine, one of tho imsscsstonn of the liBl
RIdgeway Coal Cotnp.au, being In litigation. In B
chairs lu the lobby wero several co il operators, ShI
discussing tho settlement of tho nilncis' strike fl
Col. Rend mid Capt. Stcllcr sat apart from ilB
the others. The Colonel had Just mado a remarlc Hl
that the Captain Bccmcd to approve of nnd H
both wore shaking hands cordially. Just vMm
then Mr. Rldgcwny left Senator Penrose nnd I BjB
stepped up lo thu desk to speak tu tho clerk. Mt
Col. Rend, who saw him leave his party, cave $
up Capt. Steytler'a hand and hnuntrind over to 'V-mt
tho desk. Placing his hand em Mr. Rldewav's '
shoulder ho asked him somclhiiif; about the) ?'
Kcdstonomlno. (Hi
"I mil sorry that I cannot toll jou uny thing iHI
nbout that. Colonel," saitl Mr. Hldgwny. "You 4H
must really excuse me. The matter Is entirely ?.,'Hi
In tho hands of niv attorney. Senator Penrose. )
With that Mr. Hldgwny turned on Ills heel j&H
nnd rejoined his partner and tho Senator. Somev- . -I-HI
what rufilnd, Iho Colonel went back to Capt. I -j'H
Stcy tier, who was still sitting in his chair and ' I 3.H
chuckling. ' M
"What are you snickering about, sir I" ds- 4H
manded tho Colonel. f-H
" It was funny to Bee you get snubbed," H
laughed thn Captain. "A Philadelphia mil- &H
Bonaire snubbing a Chicago plutocrat. Ha! hat TH
hal Colonel, how can you stand thnt f I should H
think that for the honor of eilel Illinois " ?sH
"Damn you, sir, you'ro a liar," said the K-H
Colonel. r'H
The indignant Captain partly roso from his JrH
chair. 'ifiH
"Take that, sir," shouted tho Colnnol. 1H
Smash went the Colonel's fist into the Cap- s)H
tain's face. Tho other coal operators rushed un ,'H
nnd held tho two men, whllo Senator Penrose
arose to get a better a lew.
"I'll got my gun and kill yon," said Steytler "B
as he started away. ' I'll he ready for you." tVH
shouted tbo Colonel, as. despite his 00 years, he fU
brokoaway mid tripped up stairs. Steytler re- ;(;
turned presently unarmed, and soon the Colonel '
burst Intu tho lubbv In a towering rage and SH
carrying 11 huge revolver. He grabbed Stcytlor vU
by tho coat lapel. "Come on." ho said, "you fvH
damned Dutcnmnn.and sec me blow yourbrnlm 4?fl
out. Conic rlirht out lo tho wlinrf. ' hading him f
1 toward the exit to the river, "and let'sseuhow ?'
you can shoot at twenty paces." 4fl
Bv this time the friends of tho two men had 1'H
gathered about them. Rend was furious, and ?.H
Sloyller whb curalng biinsclf because he had no ;H
gun "In 11 the wild Irishman." Iheyworslnl U
nit at different doors, and It took their friends iifl
Irom li P. M. until 7 o'clock to effect a icconclll- &
ntion. t'.H
:-enaior Penroso observed the quarrel curl- ?H
ously, and when Rend grabWd Stevtler quietly TH
stepped out of range of the big revolver. 1H
Brail Insured Urnnte Heavily, Kxpretlni- II lm - mI
to Commit Bulcltte. i.fl
.prcial Cable Dttpatc lo THE bis. M
Vienna, Sent. 1 1. A uniquo case, growina --
out of tho suicide of Capt. Georgo LowenthnL XM
has just terminated In the law courts here. It '
appeared from tho evidence In the case that in "jjj
18H5 Emit Low cnthnl, a brother of the Captain, ;,"
agreed to furnish money lo the latter, who waa m
a roue and gtinblcr, on condition that he either h
marry the daughter of a millionaire or commit .
suicide after thu expiration of two years from j &
the time of entering upon tho agreement. Kiull 1
then heavily insured George's life in various -xL
companies and had Inserted In the policies a
clause declaring that they would not be affected
after twojears by tbo manner in which the in- $
sured should meet his dentil. ,.
George failed in bis attempts to invciglo a i
rich man's daughter to marry him. and ttpuu the I
expiration of the two vunrs ho kepi the other ;
part of tho agreement and blew out bis brain
with a revolver. J
Then Emll applied for tho payment of the 9
policies on bis brother's life, but tho companies
had learned of tho agreement ho had uiadu with 3:
George and refused to pay their losses. Later "Si
they caused his arrest on the charge of having X
fraudulently sccund the inversion of tomo of
the policies. The trial, which coiu'ludctl to-day, j
resulted in the conviction of the accused and ha 3
1 wns sentenced to two j e:.is impri-oiinient. s
I It appeals that nuother brother unci also a
! sister had s, ecuhitid bv inciins uf In-umnce on "-
George's suicide, hiuil wns often lienrd to say, gj
after he knew thnt George could not Induce a i1
wealthy girl tu wed bin), that unless his brother ,e V
shot himself he would provo himself a scouu- '
47,000 Trllietuieu Invest Fort tlulUlnn and 9,
Oilier Curia oil Ibe Nninnnn lluuue. ?fc
.sjieci.il Citblt 1'espnly.h fuTiirM W
Simla., Sept. 14,-Tho situation on tho fron- J
tier is becoming graver. It is stated that 17,000 , '
tribesmen havo now Invested Fort Gulistan nnd &
tho other chief forts of tho Sanian.a range. Gen. 3
Biggs has gono to the relief of Fort Gulistan, 4;
which Is being heroically defended bvlts Sikh J-'
garrison. Tho Sikhs havo tnailo sovoral sortie I-.-
and have dune some desporato lighting.
.Sirs. J. V. Field nurnrd 10 Dealb. f
Sftclal Cubit DtipatcH to Tut sis. S
LoxiiiiN.Sept. ll.-Mrs. J. W. Field, widow ' 1
of John Fluid of Philadelphia, who held lm- jS
portant posts under tho United Stales Govern-
mcnt.was burned to death this morning in a 1' ,4;
fire which occurred at her residence In East
Ol Instead, Sussex, twenty-six miles south of
Iondnn, The house, which wns called tbe Her- ! 'B
mltagc, wns completely destroy ed. TH
Har liold for India. -jn
Ajirrfoi Ca!)l Pnyaleh In Tub Srs. IB
LeiMioN. Sept. 14. The 7'imrs, in Its financial , ''j
article, says that most of tho bar gold which I w
recently arrived from South Africa has beon ' w
houghlfor shipment to India, B
!hut Down ou Itallrnael Paaaes to Ilaalon Alder. C
mnu. JE
BnriTON, Sept, 14. Boston Aldermen received ' ,9
word to-day Hint tho New York, New llnven - j3
and Hartford Railroad had called in all passe
and that no more would be grunted. The road J
feels that thu prlvllego has hern abused, and 3f
thnt not only Aldermen and heads of municipal ,
departments, but political hangers on and rela- m
lives were enjoying free trips to Now Yoik. 3
Nbut Otis of tbe Hntnrlds and tlaa Lynched. X
Loi'isvn.lK, Sept. 1 1. Joo Farnsworth, who Sf
shot one of thu young Hatllelds and tried to kill j
Miss Alice Ferguson In Leo iciunty, Vn wa 9
found hanging to n limb in thu Cumbiland -
Mountains yesterday. It was evident that he m
was 1 111 hud, though an attempt hnd been made M
to make It appear that he had leiniuiitloil sill- ?f'
ehle. It Is supposed that the Fergusons and the '.
Hal Held, may huvo hud aotnulhlug to do with m
his death, but there wuu no clue,
Crral Uent In Hrnturki. ., A
Loiisvii.LK, Ky Hcpt. 1 1. -At .'1: 1,1 o'clock '2
this afternoon the ofllriul tlicrmomotcr of the J
Weather Bureau reglite ed 100', making n new
record fur thu reason. Lust Hundnv il wept to 3
100', unit II has been In the nineties cure day 1
slnco Aug. 2li, wlih tho exception of Sent. 2ind 1
isupt, 'J, There havo lieeu no illustrations Jot, 3
as Ihu nlr is very dry. No ruin bus lullcu any. , "
w hero in tho Slato suite Aug. 2&, ' l
Premium sa Hold In M.vleo,
, MkxicoCitV, Mexico, Bopl.ll,- Gold sol, at n , ',
prvmluiu of l'Jl) to iyi per tent, hero to-uy, , ,

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