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Tanmad Orar to a Hunhal f.ast Jnn for
fnllertlnn rlefnre That h ,1nllre Had,
Paid No Fntanil In at All While
erring a Fonrteen-Year Term at Nearly
14,000 a Year-Ta nook Hard to Oat
At Col. Dadj'a Horrnwfnl lilieovertea.
w itfimnil Jnt and equal ltgiltlnn. No ti
dedalm - DmacrmUc rimtform.
Supreme Court Justice Augustus Van Wyek,
the Demootstlo candidate tor Governor of New
York Stats, was notified laat year of a tax of
67.22 on $2,000 worth of personal property,
and up to June 1. 1808, the Republican cam
paign managers la Brooklyn say. he hadn't
paid the tax. Bo far a the bookeof the De
partment of Taxes In Brooklyn showed yester
day morning he hadn't paid the tax up to yes
terday. Col. Michael J. Dady of the County
Committee of Kings said yesterday that Jus
tice Van Wyok's tax bill was handed. In June,
not having been paid up to that time, to John
M. Delmour for collection. Mr. Delmour Is
"marshal for the collection of arrears of per
gonal taxes," and Is a stalwart Tnmmany man.
Bo much Col. Dady and his aasoclatea in the
campaign management had learned from in
Testlgnt Ion at the Tax Collector's office In the
Borough Building In Brooklyn. Efforts to get
farther Information were unavailing. Col. Dady
aid. no representative of the Republican man
agers having been able to find Marshal Del
mour either on Thursday or yesterday.
" Mr. Delmour has disappeared." said Col.
Dady; "we've had amanathlsofllcealldayand
others out trying to find htm, but we haven't
been able to reach htm."
Inquirers at the chief office of the Depart
ment of Taxes in Manhattan were met by
President Thomas I,. Feltner with the state
ment that only on formal application In con
formity with statutory requirements could the
records concerning Justice Van Wyck be seen.
The books were opon to public inspection. Mr.
Felt not said, only from January to April ; after
thai time they wero'supposed to be In use and
Could be seen only upon a showing of a good
and legal reason by tho applicant, who, upon
making such application, could obtain a tran
script pf tne records. Why the formalities were
Insisted upon If Justice Van Wyck has paid his
tax Mr. Feitner did not explain, and why. If
payment lias been mnile. Mr. Delmour does not
Hasten to make the fact known is what Col.
Pally would liko to know.
t pains Col. Dady to be under suspense in
the matter. Ho cannot bring himself to be
lieve that if Justico Van Wyck. whom he knows
wall, owes taxes, he has left tbem unpaid. The
only thing that led him to look Into the matter
tall was the knowledge that little matUrs of
the kind do sometimes slip the mind of a busy
man. When he looked and found that n tax.
notice of which was sent to Justice Van Wyck
last December, had not been paid In June last.
lie felt that he oughtn't to stop until he had
found out whether Justice Van Wyck had for
gotten It up to now. Ho lie sought for the mar
shal for the collection of arrears of personal
taxes, but In vain. At the Tux Collector's office
In Brooklyn it was said that Marshal Delmour
belonged In the Manhattan office, but at the
Manhattan office he couldn't be found. At the
Brooklyn office it was said that the records
Were now all in Manhattan, and that applica
tion to see them must be made there. That
Isn't quite exact, for. aa has been stated, Jus
tice Van Wyck ' name stands on one book in
Brooklyn with a tax of $67.22 charged against
ft. and nearly all the other items on the same
bag are marked "paid." while his $57.22 Is
got marked paid.
"I will tell you just a fow things." Col. Dady
MM yesterday, "and then you must leave the
rest until we nave finished our investigations.
Up to 1807 Justice Van Wyck was not taxed on
Personalty, although he has served nearly a
lull term of fourteen years an .Supreme Court
Justice at a salary of some $14,000 a year and
'lives In a fine house on Hancock street. Early
laat year, you will remember. Justice Keogh
made some strong statements about the rich
men of Brooklyn who were not paying any per
gonal taxes. He wanted to know why they
were not assessed, and declared that his first
Intention had been, when the matter was
brought to his attention, to summon a special
Grand Jury and have the matter looked into.
' I knew that the swearing off of personal
froperty taxes was something enormous In
his city.' Justice Keogh said to Gen. Mcl.er
of tho Department of Taxes last April, 'and
the fact was admitted to me that personal
taxes were not Imposed here because there
was no law enforcing payment. I hold,
however, that If there is no local law re
garding It tho general law must apply, and I
ball act on that principle. It Is a public scan
Be. , dal that such a. state of affairs should exist:
Bak that owners of personal property should escape
all taxation ana impose all of Its burdens upon
tha owners of real estate. Such a thing
la gross dishonesty and an intolerable eoandah
At first It was my intention to summon a
special Grand Jury, but I gave the assessors
directions to assess all the personal property
of every man this year, and thoy will do so.
further, the affidavits of persons who are will
ing to swear that they have no personal prop
erty will not be received, and no taxes will be
revoked unless the assessors have extrinsic
evidence that the man has no personal prop
erty. It Is unfair to every one to allow a man
to swear away his own taxes, for when he does
ao he gets a judgment in the dark against
"" every owner of real estate in the city. I Know
nn.nr lawyers in this city who are worth more
than $100,000, and do yon suppose that they
are willing to come into court and swear that
they have no personal property? I do not
E think so.'
"The result of this was," said Col. Dady.
"that last year Justice Van Wyck and several
other Judges were assessed on $2,000 personal
property each, and notice of the assessment
was. I understand, sent to them by mall In
December. Anv time up to June payment
could have been made In Brooklyn. It wasn't
made up to thnt time, and under the charter
these tax arrears are handed over to the Mar
shal to collect. The present Marshal, John M.
I Delmour, is a Democrat, and may hesitate to
give up the records. We will demand that reo
gfc ord. and if it Is refused then we will oonslder
that the question has been settled satisfactorily
to us if not to the Democratic candidate."
Under tho law Justice Van Wyck has until
November to settle the account. It is said. To
a Brooklyn Eagle reporter who asked him yes
terday whether' he had paid his personal tax
for last year, Justlou Van Wyck said : " I have
nothing to say about that matter, but later I
may make a statement."
In view of this it may be Interesting to
note that according to gossip among the poli
ticians Justice Van Wyok. who used to be
active in politics before his elevation to the
bench, was known as a man who talked freely,
as contrasted with his brother, Mayor Van
Wyck, who has been known as one who didn't.
Yesterday Mayor Van Wvck called upon his
brother, and the inference has neon drawn
that he 'sealed him up." as one of the inter
ested ones about the Kings headquarters ex
pressed It.
I understand." said another one of the
loiterers, "that since the inquiries about Jus
tlo Van Wyck's taxes have been pushed, the
(Democrats have boen considering the Inser-
lion In their oon vention rules of a requirement
that when a nomination is proposed the ques
tion shall be put, ' If any man know just cause
why this candidate should not be nominated.
k. lei him speak now or be forever d -d.1 "
i' After Justice Keogh' deliverance last year
Gen. Holder promised to put all personal
property owners In Brooklyn on the assess
ment rolls and to disregard their efforts to
have their assessments stricken off.
A written request from a New York county
taxpayer for access to the books of the Depart
ment of Taxes containing the records of the
real and personal taxes assessed against
Augustus Van Wyck for the past ten years was
handed to Mr. Foitnor by a Sun reporter yes
Iterday afternoon. Mr. Feltper read the re
quest, folded it up and put It In his pocket.
" This request," he said, smiling, " will be
anted upon at a meeting of the board on Mon
day." A regular meeting of the board ?"
"No. not exactly : f
" A special meeting, then ?"
" The board regularly meets on Wednesday."
1 hls meeting of the board will be held
simply to act upon this request ?"
There are some others of the same kind,
have no doubt you will be allowed to seethe
"Must a special meeting of the board be
ailed every time a taxpayer comes in to look
at the assessment rolls f"
"No. not necessarily."
'Why must a board meeting be held In this
Tui Pot sure about the law on the subject."
Here Is what the charter says." said the
reporter, reading from Section 800 of the New
York charter: "The books, maps, assessment
rolls, ties, and records pertaining to the De
partment of Taxes and Assessments
hall be kept In suah of the offices of the said
department as may be most convenient to the
fax pa vers and suitable to the proper discharge
pf the business of such department, and shall
Be public records, and at all reasonable times
open to public Inspection.' "
"The charter also provides." Mr. Feitner
Jdded. that the books shall be open for exam
latlon and correction from the second Mon
ey hi January to the first day of May."
Must a taxpayer wait until January to see
'.' 5Yhr pant I see them now'"
" This is not a reasonable time. You see the
eiecks ere constantly referring to them, and If
I ,
I allowed yon to see them the clerks' work
would be Interfered with."
"But can't I see the old Brooklyn assessment
rolls for IfJW. for Instance, to look up Justice
vanwyek's assessments?"
Those old Brooklyn rolls are down cellar
somewhere, and it would take long thve to
find them."
"Then you are not using the Brooklyn roie
of "OS now?"
" Oh, yes, the clerks may be using them now,
for all I know."
"Can't I see the Brooklyn assessment rolls
Theolerks are probably using them now."
"For what do they have to refer to assess
ment rolls five or ten years old ?"
"To make comparisons. They are using these
old Brooklyn rolls all the time.
"Hut I thought they were alt down cellar
where they eouldu't he found.
No. not exactly but you had better wait
nntll Monday. You can see the books then,
after the board meets." .
xo ikb oil no from TAX wtck.
Not Kven at Rome to a Serenading Party
Hlta tor Hla Picture. Though.
Justice Von Wyck remained at his home.
173 Hancock street, Brooklyn, until a late
hour yesterday afternoon, his son, William
Van Wyek. and Peter Nolan, his personal court
attendant, being on guard to see that only
favored visitors were admitted. Mayor Van
Wyek was an early caller and had over an
hour's talk with his brother. To the reporters
Justice Van Wyok said little.
"Have you accepted the nomination for Got-'
ernor?" was asked of him.
"I have not," he replied.
"Will you accept?" was the next query.
"Whatever I may say." Justice Van Wyck
said, "on the subject of the nomination will be
said later. All I shall say now Is that forty
eight hours before the nomination the idea of
my name going before the convention had
never ooourred to me. The nomination Itself
was a complete surprise to me."
A photographer from a local paper was ad
mitted to the library and Justice Van Wyck
posed for him at his desk in some of his char
acteristic attitudes.
"I shall label this view." the camera man
said, exhibiting one of the negatives. "The
Democratic nominee for Governor, looking
"If you do so." Justice Van Wyck remarked .
"you w'11 do so at your own risk. I have said
To some of his close personal friends Jus
tice Van Wyok said that he bad all along been
expeotlng a renomlnation for another four
teen years' term on the bench, and from his
manner most of them were impressed with
the belief that he was a very disappointed man
at the stroke of lightning from Syracuse. In
some quarters there was even a strong Impres
sion that he might possibly decline the Guber
natorial nomination, but this view is evident
ly not shared in by either Hugh McLaughlin
or hia chief lieutenants In the Democratie or
ganisation, for at the Willoughby street head
quarters it was declared that Justice Van
Wyck could not possibly decline the dtstin-
Klshed honor and that In case be did it might
difficult for him to secure a renoniinatiou
for the bench. ,
The Kings county delegates and the other
Brooklyn contingent to the Syracuse Conven
tion came back in high feather. They were
welcomed at the other cud of the bridge by
Democratic braves from various districts and
made a big commotion with brass bands and
transparencies. An impromptu parade was
organised, and through Fulton street the line
made its way through tlie tangle of trolley
cars to Clinton. On reaching Renisen street,
the body wheeled to the left so as to give Hugh
McLaughlin, their aged chieftain, a marching
salute. The narada then continued to Court
Square to the "hoodooed" Thomas Jeffereou
building, which was illuminated and gaudllv
bedecked. There there was a tumultuous
period of five minutes' cheering for Van Wyck.
Then the parade broke up.
The Seventeenth Assembly district contin
gent, headed by Comptroller Coler. Bridge
Commissioner 8hea and George Uppington.
took the nearest trolley route to the home
of Justice Van Wyok to give him his
first serenade and congratulate him
on his nomination. Alighting at the
most convenient comer, they formed ran ksland
marched proudly to the Hancock street house,
headed by a band of music. The demonstra
tion was entirely unexpected in the quiet Re
publican neighborhood and naturally caused a
hubbub, which, however, lasted only just
six minutes. After the band had played
a lively air and three cheers had been
given for the nominee, Mr. Uppington entered
the house for the purpose of bringing Justice
Van Wyck to the stoop and if possible inducing
him to make a few remarks. Mr. Uppington
returned In less than two minutes, and he was
evidently unsuccessful In his mission, for he
made the announcement that Justice Van
Wyck was out. thus by a slight economy of the
truth, as is averred, possibly saving the nomi
nee from an embarrassing situation. The
Seventeenth district boys hurried off with
the unpleasant consciousness that their
first campaign efforts had been a fizzle.
The cheers for "Teddy" Roosevelt, which
reached their ears as they departed must have
added to their chagrin. Later on Messrs. Coler
and Shea were in conference with Justice Van
Wyck at his house. The confab lasted until
near midnight, but to all other inquiries at the
house it was said that Justioe Van Wyck was
The Brooklyn delegates say that they car
ried off the chief glories at Syracuse, and ex
Warden James Shevlin incidentally came in
for special praise for smoothing the way for
the nomination of Van Wyck and the check
mating of ex-Senator Hill, who will not. It Is
assumed, be invited, as he has been In many
previous years, to make the opening speech
of the campaign in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Parson Thinks He ' Is Favorably
Inclined to the Theory."
The Rev. William Morrison of All Saints'
Protestant Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, has
this to say about the Democratic nominee for
" I think that Justice Van Wyck will polls
large vote among Episcopalians. He Is a loyal
churchman, and I believe will carryall the In
dependent vote. He Is a warden of the Church
ol the Incarnation and Is a delegate to the
General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
which is shortly to meet iu Washington,
s" Justice Van Wyck Is a remarkably affable
and pleasant man, and liko all logical men Is a
Mmetallist. I believe that he Is also favorably
inclined to the single tax theory. In my parish
there are 000 voters, nine-tenths of whom I
believe will vote for Justice Van Wyck."
The single tax theory would do away with
personal taxes.
Never Made Any Concealment of the Fact,
Hla Son Says.
Justioe Van Wyok. according to his son. As
sistant District Attorney William Von Wyck.
voted for William J. Bryan and all the other
liver men on the Democratic ticket In 1800.
" And he never mode any concealment of the
fact." said young Mr. Van Wyck. " I don't
know how he stands now. but he voted for all
the silver candidates In 1806."
Short Card Sharpa Skin the Delegation and
the Bum la Stolen.
The Grand street delegates to the Syracuse
Convention, as the representatives of " do Ate',"
are known, returned to town yesterday pretty
glum. Their fallow citizens had a band out to
escort them through the district, but Silver
Dollar Smith ohased the band away and got on
a oable car to go home. Some of the other dele
gates hired cabs and others walked.
The trouble with the delegation was that
shortly after the train left Syracuse It was dis
covered that somebody had stolen all the com
missary stores. This put everybody In a bod
temper, and consequently when Charley Solo
mon sat on Henry Loewy a new silk hat. Loewy
grabbed him by the throat, and, after shaking
him up a bit. threw him down the aisle, half
the length of the car. Peace was finally patched
up, and all went well until two strangers came
Into the car and proposed a game of poker.
When the game was over the strangers had all
the money. The delegation from "de Ate"
came into town In the sulks.
Foatmsutar-Goaeral Smith Going on a Cam
paign Trip la the West.
Wabhinoton. Sept. 30. Postmaster-General
Smith will leave Philadelphia on Sunday night
upon a campaigning trip through the West
that will last about a month. He will slop first
at Omaha and deliver an oration on Pennsyl
vania day at tho Exposition. Oct. D. Thenoe he
will go to Topeka. Kan.. Denver, and Colorado
Springs, returning to Omaha to meet Preaident
McKlnley and other members of the Cabinet on
the 12th and 13th. Oct. 15 ha will speak at
Columbus, O.. and at Crawfordsville, Ind., on
the 17th. Thenoe be will go to Chicago to re
join the President's parry at the Peaoe Jubilee.
The rest of th month, ao far aa It has been ar
ia Bmlth enS hla private Secretary will M
ompsny the Postmaster-General on hi trip.
State Committeemen from Klaga Were Rnro
They Could Get aa Indorsement, but the
Heat Said Nay Osborne Not Indorsed
Hither Was There and Wanted to Be.
The "National Democrats" (Palmer and
Buoknergold men) are not going to Indorse
Van Wyck or anybody else, nor are they going
to put up a eandldate for Governor of their
own. Borne of them got together yesterday
with the Idea of having the State Committee of
the "Ship " Democracy Indorse the Tammany
candidate tor Governor, but the plan miscar
ried. Eighteen members of the committee held
a meeting at the State headquarters, 54 William
street, to talk over the. State campaign. All of
tho Kings county members were there, J. Her
bert Watson. Charles Jerome Edwards. John H.
Scheldt. Herman A. Mete, W. V. B. Bennett.
Alexander MoKlnney, and John A. Hennesay.
Among the others there were Thomas M. Os
borne of Auburn, the Independent nominee
for Governor, a member of the committee ; Ed
mund H. Titohener. the Independent nominee
for State Senator In the Broom e-Tloga district :
John De Witt Warner and Charles O'Brien of
New York; Howard It. Bayne of Richmond
county, and Robert A. Wldenmann of Rook
land county, the Chairman of the committee.
The Kings county men came over with tha
Idea of railroading an out-and-out Indorsement
of Van Wyok through the committee, but they
truck a snag. Ten days ago the committee,
after a long discussion of the State campaign.
decided to adjourn over the Democratic Con
vention at Syracuse befort taking action. The
committee has fifty members. Word waa sent
out to all of them that a meeting , was
to be held In New York, to tako a
stand In the coming State election. Os
borne, the Independent candidate forGovernoi.
waa the only up-State member to respond to
the call. Tltchener came as a proxy. The up
state gold Democrats have evidently forgotten
that there Is a National Democracy. Osborne
oame down to get an indorsement of his can
didacy, whllo John De Witt Warner wanted a
National Democratic State ticket nut In the
field. If he couldn't secure this he didn t want
to see Van Wyek or Osborne Indorsed.
" Van Wyck will be indorsed by the National
Democrats." said one of tho Brooklyn men be
fore the meeting. " If the Democrats can
earry New York State this fall I think the sil
ver issue will be ignored by tho party In the
next national campaign. At the meeting of
the SUte Committee this afternoon It Is prob
able that a formal address Indorsing Van
Wyck's candidacy will be drawn up for circula
tion over the State." ...
When the Kings county men met their asso
ciates on the committee they found that Tam
many's silver candidate on a say-nothing plat
form didn't have many enthusiastic followers.
"What do you think of Justico Van Wyok ?"
one of tho Brooklyn men asked John De Witt
Werner. . . . ,
"Van Wk? Oh, he's a decent enough fel-
" That's what you said about his brother last
year." replied the Brooklyn man. crestfallen.
No sooner had the meeting been called to
order end a secretary appointed than one of
the members proposed that the committee ad
journ to meet at the call of the Chair. Tho
seven Kings county men protested.
" This is dodging the question. ' cried one.
" We demand that this committee take some
"Question, question"
" No. tills isn't right." retorted the Brooklyn
man. " ..
And so the trouble started. No blows were
struck, nor was there much bad feeling, for.
outside of the Kings county delegation, no one
cared much what was done. Mr. Warner said
It would bo unfair for eighteen mombers of the
committee seven from Kings county, and only
one or two from up the State to take such an
important step as indorsing a candidate for
Governor. The Van Wyck men wanted to
know why the up-State members were not
there, and Mr. Warner said be didn't know, but
as they were not there it wasn't right to take
any action. For nearly two hours this dis
cussion went on. mid the motion to adjourn
was all the time before the house, until, at
last, the Kings county men. seeing that there
was no hope for them, gave It up.
"As nominations for Governor must he filed
by Oct. 8," said ono of the members after the
mooting, "there is no possibility of a mooting
being called to name or indorse candidates.
The National Democrats can vote as they like,
and, as between ' Toddy' Roosevelt and Mayor
Van Wyck's brother. I guess I'm not the only
one who'll vote for the Colonel."
Grover Cleveland's Negro Recorder of
Deeds to Stump for Van Wyek.
Somebody around the Hoffman House
breathed a dark secret to an untrustworthy
friend yesterday, and last night the story
floated down to tho Fifth Avenue Hotel. It did
not create a panic there. It was that
C. H. J. Taylor of Atlanta was com
ing to stump the State against Roosevelt. Mr.
Taylor Is African by descent. In 1884 he was the
foremost colored friend of Grover Cleveland.
Accordingly he was made Recorder of Deeds for
the District of Columbia. His office became the
headquarters for negro Democrats. He was
never overcrowded, but things political went on
there to such an extent that the attention of
Mr. Roosevelt, then a Civil Service Com
missioner, was attracted to them. Mr.
Taylor's activity in politics not only
seemed to Mr. Roosevelt to be Inconsistent
with the carrying on of the business of the
office of Register of Deeds but to be an Infrac
tion of the Civil Bervice laws. Consistently
with his practice of carrying out the laws as hs
finds them, Mr. Roosevelt called the attention
of Mr. Cleveland to his friend, Mr. Taylor. Mr.
Cleveland refused to consider tho case st all.
Now Mr. Taylor, who has nursed his wrath
ever since, is going to get even by making
speeches against Mr. Roosevelt under the aus
ploes of Edward E. Lee's "United Negro Democracy."
Second New Jersey District Indorses the
Chicago Platform.
Tbbnton. N. J.. Sept. 30. The Demoorats of
the Second district to-day nominated John
Franklin Hall of Atlantic City as their Con
gress candidate, to oppose Congressman Gard
ner. Their platform indorses " the platform of
the last Democratic National Convention at
Chicago as the declaration of Jeffersonlan and
Jaoksonlan Democracy," and also Indorses the
State platform adopted on Wednesday, which
Ignored the money Issue. It favors an elective
judiciary, an Initiative and referendum law.
and the election of United States Senators by
popular vote. Candidate Hall declared himself
a supporter of Bryan s silver views. When
Charles Collins, a delegate, suggested that
"The less said on that subject the better,"
there were cries of "Put him out I" and Mr.
Collins left with the remark that he guessed
he was In the wrong place.
The district is strongly Republican, and the
State leadors have decided to allow the silver
men to nominate the candidates and Indorse
tree silver In such districts. It was done in the
'irst district, but will not be permitted In any
close districts.
Vive Congreas Convention! to Be Held To
Night -There Will Be Two Contests.
The Republican managers in Brooklyn were
In conference several hours yesterday making
plans for a rousing campaign. The first big
meeting will be held by the Young Mon's Re
publican Club sums day next week at the
Academy of Music, and following this there
will bo nightly rallies. The Exeoutlve Commit
tee of the colored Republicans of the oounty
met last night and decided to hold a big ratifi
cation meeting at an early date.
To-night the five Republican Congress con
ventions will be held. Congressmen Hurley.
Bennett and Fischer will lie renominated prob
ably without opposition, but Congressman
Howe may have a fight on bis hands. There Is
a contest for tho nomination in the Third dis
trict between W. A. Prendergast and George
B. Forrester.
Cumberland County, N. J., Democrats.
Bhidgeton. N. J.. Sept. 30. The Cumberland
County Democratic Convention held here to
day was unmistakably a free silver gathering.
The Chicago platform was reaffirmed In
strongest terms and Bryan's name was wildly
cheered. F-dward E. Groascun was nominated
to oppose Senator Stokes for the State Senate.
B. Frank Hires of Brldgeton was named for
Surrogate, Herbert C. Harriett and Daniel C
Adams for Assembly. Grossoup was defeated
for Sheriff two years ago.
Same Name) Different Man.
Elizabeth. N. J.. Sapt. 30. Republican poli
ticians and friends of District Court Judge
Edward S. Atwater were greatly surprised this
morning when they saw Judge Atwatsr's pio
ture in the New York 'JHbune as the Demo
cratic nominee for the New York State Oomp
trollershlu. They besieged his office In the
Dlx bulldlua all the morning asking for an -nlauatlon.
He told them that he was still a
Jerserman and true to ta G. 0. P.. and that it
waa all a nileUAe.
MlgXjgkA 1
Only One DUsentlag Voice at the Mooting
f the-ffonaehvoM of Dlaaeat.
The man who stood at the doorway of Mott
Memorial Hall. 64 Madison avenue, last night
and tried to sell Roosevelt badges to the
members of the General Committee of the
Brookflelders who met there, didn't do any
business at all. All the Brookflelders had
Roosevelt badges before they came there, and
one only had to look about him to see what
the meeting was going to do. It indorsed
Roosevelt with only one dissenting voice.
Oen. Wager Rwayne. who presided, made a
short address, in the course of whioh he said
that since the last meeting the nation had been
through a momentous war, and events had
brought forward In the Republican ranks In
this State a man whom the machine had ac
cepted, but who did not belong to the machine,
a manZafter the!heart of the Brookflelders.
Then William Brookfleld offered the following
" uj-Arsnn, The Democratie party, true to Its
history and traditions, is still threatening the
prosperity of the country by warring against
the currencyand Is gloating over defeots. dis
covered or imagined. In tne conduct of the
war, and is striving to extend the Tammany
rule over the Statei and
" HTwrena. The Republican party, true to Its
history and conditions. Is promoting the publlo
welfare and protecting tne citizens from the
threatened assault on the currency and has
ohoaen for exaltation the triumphs and sac
rifices of the war and not Its blemishes and is
striving to preserve the rights of the voter at
the primaries, and haa nominated for the Gov
ernor of this State a man whose record and
character Is snob, as to promise that his ad
ministration will be that whioh the State needs,
nominating for the other offices men of similar
character: be It
"UnoWni, That this organization pledges to
Theodore Roosevelt (applause) an aseuranoe of
Its sincere and strenuous efforts to promote his
election and cordially urges all other organiza
tions Interested in good government to follow
like methods."
In recording the resolutions Col. I Jerome
delivered the following stirring poem, which. It
Is said, he translated from'the ancient Greek :
Where does he hail from?
Wa don't giv a damn.
Be lad tha Yankee forces
And captured San Juan.
When the applause that followed this lyrio
gemTiad died away a tall, lank youth named
Reed arose and lifted a dissenting voice, al
leging that Col. Roosevelt was a "creature of
Piatt's." In the voting he also lifted the same
dissenting voice, but ft sounded lonely, being
the only reply to the Chairman's "oontrary
minded "No '
Mr. Brookfleld made a short speech, saying
that the Republicans would hav no walk-over
and calling upon every man to work his hardest
Can't Believe That a Good Man Iia" Iter ii
lar" Candidate Van Wyck HasNoChanoo.
The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst got home
yesterday on the White Star steamer Britannic
and when told of Col. Roosevelt's nomination
for Governor by the Republican party threw
up both hands In despair. Dr. ParkhurstV
loyalty to the Cits doesn't allow him to love
anybody else, and he cherishes the same bitter
hatred of the Republican party as of the Demo
crats. For many years, however, the Madison
square clergyman haa had a deep regard for
Col. Roosevelt and a due appreciation of that
gentleman's sterling qualities: consequently
his surprise and grief that Col. Roosevelt
should be the Republican candidate. A wicked
reporter from a Democratic newspaper hinted
to the doctor that there had been a deal be
tween the Colonel and Mr. Piatt, whereupon
Dr. Parkhurst pricked up his ears and de
manded: "Tell me. did Piatt go to Roosevelt, or did
Roosevelt go to Piatt ?'T
The wicked reporter didn't know, but for tho
purpose of getting a rlee out of the clergyman
he Intimated that the Colonel came to towu to
see Mr. Piatt.
"Oh, I cannot believe It." almost sobbed Dr.
Parkhurst. "I cannot believe It. Col. Roose
velt should have known that Mr. 1'latt- Is a
dangerous man to deal with. He should have
been careful. Now if Mr. Flatt had only called
on Col. Roosevelt It would be different, but
that ho should have oh my! I hate to think
of it.
" I cannot say how I stand now because I
haven't had time to look the situation over. I
shall see Col. Roosevelt, of course. He is a man
for whom I entertain the greatest respect.
Why. I love him 1 I shall ask him about tho
l'latt business myself. I will not believe he has
truckled to anybody. I think I know the man
too well."
Asked what he thought of the nomination of
Justice Van Wyck by the Democrats. Dr. Park
hurst sold:
"One Van Wyok is enough. That one is a
member of Tammany Hall, and to mo Tam
many Hall Is the father of all unrighteousness.
I don't knowanythlngabout Justice Van Wyck.
I have heard that he's a Democrat and not a
Tammany Hall man. which Is something to bis
credit. After all. it doesn't matter, because ho
can't be elected, anyway."
Dr. Parkhurst said that he bad learned that
tho town was "wide open." but ho wouldn't
say whether he would try to get it tight or not.
He was back to preach, he said, ana meant to
do do a lot of that this winter. Dr. Parkhurst
declined to say anything about the Citizens'
Union and the discussions in that body over
the running of State candidates, excepting
that if the Idea In running the Stato ticket this
year was the same as that which Induced the
Cits to run a city ticket lost year, namely, the
purification of politics, it was commendable.
Motion fur Leave to Discontinue Col. Booae
velt Telia Why It Is Made.
An ex-parte application was saade yesterday
to Justice Cohen of the Supreme Court In be
half of Col. Theodore Roosevelt for permission
to discontinue the proceedings which were
brought in his name some time ago by writ of
certiorari to review the action of the Tax Com
missioners in assessing his property In this
city for the purpose of taxation, on the ground
that he was a non-resident. The law firm of
Roosevelt A Kobbe made the motion and asked
that the discontinuance be permitted on pay
ment of costs. Justice Cohen examined tho
papers on the motion and declined to grant the
request, saying that notice of the application
would first have to be given to the Corporation
Col. Roosevelt said laat night in regard to
this application :
"I never heard until last Friday of the pro
ceedings to review the action of the Tax Com
missioners. I bad nothing whatever to do with
beginning the suit. John E. Roosevelt, my
lawyer. Instituted the proceedings while I was
at Santiago. The application to discontinue
the proceedings was made to-day at my re-
Sueat. In his affidavit attached to the appllca
on Is the plain statement that the proceedings
were undertaken without my suggestion or
Mr. John E. Roosevelt, cousin of and counsel
for Col. Theodore Roosevelt, said last evening :
" The whole question to my mind Is one of
law, and I consider Ool. Roosevelt's position
unassailable. His taxes I considered unjust,
and 1 still think so. With that vlow I began
certiorari proceedings on July 14. It being
necessary to take that step prior to July IB In
order to preserve his rights. All that time he
was in the trendies before Santiago, and of
course knew nothing of my action until after
his return to OyeterBay a few days ago. Find
ing that his personal honoris being attacked
on account of this action, the Colonel prefers to
submit to what he considers an injustice, and
the proceedings will be discontinued."
Gloason's a Democrat, but He Says Booae
velt's Bad to Beat.
Patrick Jerome Gleason of Long Island City
announoed yesterday that he was a Democrat.
always had been a Democrat, and expected to
die with Ihls Democratic boots on. Then he
"Justioe Van Wyck will have to prove sur
prisingly strong to beat Col. Roosevelt out, un
less this turns out to be a distinctly Demo
cratic year. Col. Roosevelt Is a very popular
man with tha mosses just now. Justice Van
Wyck Is an able man and a good Democrat He
Is well known in the city ; but how will he run
In the counties up the State ? I'm sure I don't
know. As I said before, he'll have to make a
strong run to beat Col. Roosevelt."
Mr. Gleason's announcement as to his own
polities was the result of a criticism of him be-
Suse he shook hands with Col. Roosevelt when
i met him in the Long Island Railroad depot
e other day.
"Because I exchanged cordial greetings with
him doesn't mean that I'm going to vote for
him or support him." protested Long Island
City'a late chief.
Former Judge Thornton for State Senator.
Albany. Sept. 30. The Democrats of the
Twenty-sixth Senatorial district, comprising
Chenango, Delaware and Sullivan counties.
have nominated former Judge William Thorn
ton of Montloello. Sullivan county, for Senator.
Flatbuah Bepublloana Ratify the Ticket,
The Flatbuah Republican Club of Flatbuah
held a ratification meeting last night The
tons. George K. Waldo. George Tiffany, and B.
. Kraoke. Assistant Commissioner ofAgricul
ire, war the speakers. The meettng waa
well attended and van nthuaiaatM.
liny M E- ;w......
Crefcer Had Protested That No Democrat
from Below the Bronx Would Be Fat Up,
and Bill Appears to Bava Taken This
for Borwoet Van Wyek In View All Along.
The Hon. Patrick Henry McOarren, ohtef
Democratic campaigner, arrived at tha Hoff
man House last night from Syracuse. Senator
McOarren Is the new Chairman of the Exeou
tlve Committee of the Democratic State Com
mittee. Ha la to retain his headquarters In the
Hoffman House, wherein he has conducted the
ante-Demooratlo state Convention work for a
month or more. Chairman MoOarren aatd last
night that the Democrats would open their
fight In the Brooklyn Academy of Music some
night next week. The exact evening has not
yet been arranged.
Quit a number of Democrats were at the
Hoffman House last night some of them very
prominent in the circles of the Democratic
party, and not a few of them had visited Justice
Van Wyok In Brooklyn yesterday. It was their
positive statement that Justioe Van Wyek
had not tha slightest Idea of retiring as
the Democratie candidate for Governor.
Some of these Democrats, who are known
to be familiar with what Is going on.
went on to My that tha nomination of
Justice Van Wyck at Syracuse had been quietly
arranged nearly two month ago, but that all
In the secret were pledged to keep absolute
silence on the subject The Democratic con
ference In the Yates House. Syracuse, on
Wednesday night, whioh lasted until 3 o'oloek
Thursday morning, was simply. It was added,
part of a plan for fooling some of the elements
of the Deniooratlo party. Especially was It
desired to fool Mr. Hill.
At that conference, so Democrats familiar
with the facta said last night the majority of
those present advocated the nomination of Su
preme Court Justice D. Cady Herriok. well
knowing that Mr. Hill could not and would not
agree to any such proposition. Toward sun
rise on Thursday morning, after Mr. Hill had
gone to bed protesting against the nomination
of Justice Herriok. the friends of Justice Van
Wyck called Mr. Hill back out of bed and got him
back to the conference. They then informed
Mr. Hill, It was said lost night that It had been
agreed to nominate Justioe Van Wyok. Mr.
Hill protested against the nomination of any
city Democrat for Governor: said it was con
trary to all Democratic precedent, and further
more declared that evidently he had not been
taken into the confidence of Mr. Murphy, Mr.
t'roker. Mr. McLaughlin, and Mr. McCarren.
Mr. Hill. It was further declared, refused at
first to accent Justice Van Wyck. and
went back to bed with the understanding
that the oonforonoe was to be resumed at u
o'clock the same morning. The conference
was resumed at that hour and Mr. Hill con
tinued to protest against the nomination of
Justice Van Wyck. and It was not until 11:30
o'clock that Mr. Hill finally acquiesced.
Richard Croker had protested all along that
no Democrat below tho Bronx would be nomi
nated for Governor. It appears that Mr. Hill
had accepted this statement In good faith, but
with a majority of the convention against him
he finally deemed it advisable not to make any
objection to the nomination of Justice Van
Wyok. although he had said at the conference
early on Wednesday evening that if the name
of Justice Derrick was presented at the con
vention he. Mr. Hill, would gat upon his feet
in the convention and make a speech against
Justice Herriok.
Something has been said about the com
plexion of the Democratic State Committee.
tor the reason that Frank Campbell of Bath, a
friend of Mr. Hill, has boon made Chairman of
the Democratic State Committee. It was ap
parent last night that Senator McCarron Is to
continue to be the chief Democratic cam
paigner. It is well known that Mr. MoCarren re
fused, even at the request of Hugh McLaughlin,
to vote to give Mr. Hill the empty honor of
a minority nomination for United States
Senator a little over a year ago, but cast his
vote for Wilbur F. Porter ol Watertown. The
Democrats who have studied the names of the
new Democratic State Committee did not hesl
tato to say last night that when occasion re
quired Mr. Hill would find a majority of the
committee against him. John F. (laynor of
Syracuse, however, doubted this statement
and insisted tha'. Mr. Hill had the committee
by four members.
The Democrats at the Hoffman House, some
of them in the confidence of the leaders, de
clared that they didn't care a copper If the
silver Democrats and the Chicago platform
Demoorets nominated a second Democratic
State ticket. These regular Democrats went
on to say that a silver Democratic State ticket
would not poll 2,000 votes In the State. Silver
Democrats who were present lost night said
that the regular Democrats were badly out in
this estimate.
The Democrats at the Hoffman House men
tioned that the Van Wycks are doing very well
in this country. Robert A. is Mayor of New
York until 1901 ; Justice Van Wyck was for
merly a Judge of tho City Court in Brooklyn,
and has hud an exalted placo on the Supreme
Court bench of the Becond Judicial District :
James W. Osborne, son-in-law of Justioe Van
Wyck, is an Assistant District Attorney under
Asa Bird Gardiner, while William Van Wyck.
the Justico's son. in an Assistant District At
torney under Mr. Marean In Kings county.
The Forty-first Season Cornea to m Close
with Satisfactory Baaulta.
Worcester. Mass., Sept 30. The forty-first
music festival, after some disasters, has come
to a brilliant end. The afternoon concert
though symphonic In character, was really
distinguished by its soloist and this is said
without reflecting 'discredit on the orchestra,
which played a Haydn symphony and Masse
net's suite "Les Erlnnyes." Ffrangcon!Davles
created what is usually termed a furor by
singing the prologue to "I Pagllaocl." in Eng
lish, and Miss Gertrude Mar Stein was highly
successful in an air from "Les Troyens." by
The : lost, important feature of the concert
was the first performanoe In Amerloa of a
suite for violin and orchestra by Edouard Lalo.
Ovlde Musln was the soloist This composi
tion is in four movements, of which the first is
inconsequential and might well be out out en
tirely or condensed. The others are remark
ably interesting. The slow movement Is
finely adapted for bringing out the mosUemo
tional tonus of the violin, and the Intermezzo
is one of the daintiest coin positions of its kind.
The entire work is remarkable for it effec
tive orchestration. Franz Kueisal conduoted
and gave such an excellent and sympetnetlo
acoouipaniment as it is seldom the luok of a
soloist to Have. Musln gave the work an ar
tistic Interpretation, though he was not In his
best form and occasionally played out of tune.
The evening concert began with a oonoerto
for organ by Rhelnberger. played by Mr. J.
Walluee Goodrich, and finished with Horatio
W. Parker's niajeatio oratorio, "Hora Nqvls
slna." The soloists were Oadskl. Stein, Wil
liams and Ffrangcon Davids. The perform
anoe was surprisingly fine, the chorus singing
better as a whoa) than when the work was
flven last year under the composer's dlrap
lon. It Is believed that the festival haa paid
for Itself, a pleasant record against the (4,000
deficit of lost year.
Capt. Bafferty of the Seventy-first Had Him
Arreated Last Night.
A man who aaid be was Daniel Pieroe. Com
pany F, Seventy-first New York, called at the
house of Capt. Malcolm A Rafferty of that com
pany at 73 Remsen street Long Island City,
two days ago. and told Mm. Rafferty that be
needed assistance. He said he had been in
St. John's Hospital, and showed her wounds
in his chest and leg. Mrs. Rafferty gave him
some money.
On the Captain's return he said he thought
the man did not belong to hla company, as he
had funds on hand for his men which would
make it unnecessary for them to beg. Yester
day morning he telephoned to the hospital, and
later the man called on him at his office There
he Insisted he belonged to the Captain's com
pany until the Captain telephoned to Ool.
Downs, who said he was not on the roster.
Then the man said Company E. and Col. Downs
said no again. Finally Capt. Rafferty told him
to get out of his uniform and out of town or he
would have him arrested.
He heard of the man being around the rail
road station laat night and he had him
arrested. At the police station the man said
he belonged to the First Volunteer Engineers,
but offered no explanation of why he wore a
brass "71" on his hat. He was locked up.
Aa Bxplosloa of Gaa Cause an Odd Hap
pening In Canal Street.
The cover of the manhole at the northwest
corner of Canal and Centre street was flipped
Into the air last night by gas exploded by a
lighted cigar thrown into the aewer by a
The cover waa lifted to the height of twenty
or thirty feet. It foil back on tb manhole In
its former position, a if piaoed thr by hand.
AeeaMd of Starving tho Baastla Re Had Got
In Varlona Wsya.
Alfred Bandford, who. according to officers
of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, has kept a dog farm on the top floor
of the tenement at 207 Fifth street, was a pris
oner yesterday In the Easex Market Court,
charged with tarring and otherwise abusing
sixteen dogs.
Bandford, Who Is 27 years old. according to
his accusers made It a business to search
daily for homeless dogs and take thorn to his
rooms. Then, by a procesB sometimes used
by gypsies In the case of horses, he generally
succeeded In restoring them to apparent
health. Ha would then. It Is alleged, try to sell
Bandford! wa no respecter of breedsi
Every kind of a dog had a value In his eyes. It
is said. Business of late must have been slack
with Bendrord. He was dispossessed on
Thursday from hie rooms at 207 Fifth street
and his furniture was oarted to tho tenement
at 411 East Eleventh street. The City Mar
shal and his assistants removed from the
bouse all of Bandford' belongings except ; six
teen dogs, whioh were oonflned In one of the
rooms. Some of the dogs were tied to staples
in the walls and the others were hitched to
gether in pairs. When the Marshal and as
atstanta started to enter this room the dogs
showed fight and the evtotors retired.
Officer Evans of the Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals was notified yester
day morning of the plight of the dogs. Whan
he visited their quarters yesterday he wit
nessed a terrible sight Although the dogs
wanted to bite the officer, they were too weak
to Injure him. Those whioh were tied to the
walls aeemed to be in the laat stage of starva
tion. Their ribs showed through the skin,
and they tottered asthey attempted to spring
at the officer. . . ,
The animals whioh were leashed In pairs
appeared, to be slightly stronger than the
others. In the collection were bulldogs, ter
riers, mongrels. Newfoundlands, pugs, span
iels and setters. The officer procured water
and nourishment for the animals, of which
they partook ravenously. He tnen called a
dog ambulance and the animals were taken to
the dog pound In Harlem. There they were
treated by veterinary surgeons.
Bandford was afterward arrested and haled
to the police court. He denied that he had
Intentionally starved the animals and de
clared that owing to his poverty he oould not
give them the same oare as he wished. He
denied stealing anv of the dogs. Magistrate
Brann held him in (500 ball for examination.
Cafble Railway Falls In Kearny One Man
Mortally Hurt and Others Injured.
By the collapse of an elevated oable railway
uaed In sewer construct Ion Work on Grant ave
nue. Kearny. N. J., at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Mamie Garment, aged 7 years, of 8 Sher
man avenue. Kearny, was instantly killed.
Michael Palmero of 9 Lock street Newark:
Gulseppe Cocherlno of 105 Seventh avenue.
Newark, and a third Italian, known as No. 35.
were severely injured, and three others were
hurt The accident happened at the Intersec
tion of Grant and Johnston avenues, the most
populous corner In Kearny, and nearly a score
of persons were struck by parts of the falling
Three great posts supported the oable. These
were made of ten-Inch 1 1 m bors.and the two-inch
wire cable was held up twenty-five feet above
the ground by brackets reaching out from these
poles. On the cable ran the big iron buoketa
in which the dirt from the sewer trench was
carried away. The posts were held upright by
an iron cable fastened at the middle of the
roadway and running to one of the posts, and
It was the parting of this cable which let the
structure fall.
Mamie Garment was struck on the head and
her head was crushed by the top of one of the
big poles. Peter Boyle, a member of Company
G. First Regiment New Jersey Volunteers. who
came home last Monday, was just behind the
child. He saw her danger and darted forward
to save her. but was struck by the pole and
thrown to the sidewalk with hi right leg
gashed at the thigh.
Cocherlno and Palmero and the man known
aa No. 35. who lives on Eighth avenue, New
ark, were struck by the falling buckets or
cables and pitched headforemost into the deop
Almost instantly hundreds of willing hands
wero at work helping the Injured and caring
for the doad. Cocherlno, Palmero and No. 35
wore taken to St Michael's Hospital. Cocherl
no died last night.
Chief of Police Krlkley found the remnants of
the parted guy oable so rotten that It crumbled
In tne hand. William Qulnn, the superin
tendent of the work, was placed under arrest.
and a warrant was issued for the arrest of E. H.
Harrison, the contractor, who lives in Newark.
Career of a Woman Who Weighed S43
Pounds When Nhe Died.
- Elizabeth MoFarland of 212 East Eighty
fifth street fell dead yesterday at her home of
heart disease at the age of 53 years. She
weighed 343 pounds. Thirty-eight years
ago she came to this oountrr from England.
She was considered the belle of her town
Cromer by the Sea. A year previously her
sweetheart Tom MoFarland. had come here.
He sent for her. Tom met her at the pier and
two hours afterward they were made man and
A year later a child was born to them, a girl.
Then oame the war of rebellion. One dav
Tom came home wearing the uniform of his
adopted country. That night he kissed her
and his baby daughter : good-by. Letters
came regularly every month for a time, and
with tbem all of Tom's nay. Then the ex
pected letter did not arrive. The battle of
Gettysburg had been fought. Years wont by.
The daughter grew to be a handsome girl.
Tom's widow could not prove his death, and
so received no pension. Alone she supported
her daughter. Matters went from bad to
worse. Tne doghter died. The mother be
came a victim to obesity and dally grew
stouter. Five weeks ago, unable to work any
more and earn her rent she was dispossessed.
A friend provided her a home, where tardy
death found her.
Five Arrosts Made in Belser A Co.'s Place
In New Street Prisoners Held.
Five men from the office of Reiser & Co., in
the building at 51 and 53 New street, were ar
rested yesterday by Detectives Turley and
Mitchell of the Old Blip station on the charge
of maintaining a bucket shop In violation of
section 343 of the Penal Code. The prisoners
were Victor Price of 240 West 133d street, the
manager of the company: Samuel Goodwin of
56 East Sixty-first street the cashier, and
Henry Allen of 123 East Fifty-second street.
John L. Henry of 240 Olasson avenue, Brook
lyn, and Samuel Johnson of 114 West Eighty
eighth street olerks In the employ of the oom-
The same men were arrested In the recent
raid on the building in New street, when Cen
tralOfnce men, under orders from Chief Dev
ery. mad nineteen arrest In the place. Mag
istrate Deuel, who oonduoted the examination,
failed to find anyevidenoe against Reiser A
Co.. and discharged them. If Is alleged that
since that time new evidenoe has bean found
against them. They were arraigned before
Magistrate Pool In the Centre Street Police
Court and held In $200 ball each for further examination.
Jnatleo Pntta of Jareey City Fined Jaoob
Du Bol M.SO for Kaeh On.
Jacob Du Bols. a contractor, who Is building
public school No. 26 at Palisade and Booraem
avenues. Jersey City, was arraigned in the Sec
ond Criminal Court yesterday on a charge of
obstructing the sidewalk and atreet with build
ing material. Police Justice Potts fined him $5.
This Is a damned outrage." said Dn Bols
as he was paying the fine, and I'll be damned
If I don't carry It to a higher court I"
That outbreak will cost you just $5 more for
contempt of court" said Justice Potts.
Du Bol handed up the other $5 and waited
until he got out of the courtroom before cx
preaalng any further opinion.
Weak Stomach
Sensitive to every littlo indiscretion in eat
ing, even to exposure to draught nnd to
over-perspiration tbla condition is pleas
antly, positively and permanently over
come by the magic tonlo touch of Hood's
BarsaparUla, which literally ''makes weak
stomachs strong." It also create an ap
petite makes you feel real hungry, and
drives away all symptoms of dytpepsiu.
Be sure to got
Hood's Sarsaparilla
America' QrewUatMedluiJie. All druggists.
:' PlUa sure all Liver Ills. 25oenU.
tmBWMmUmim .
Qothing 0r as near pcr.
Perfection " as l W
x-CTiCCUOn experience and
human Ingenuity can. make. I
Money not stinted, time used to 1
the uttermost to help gain the
desired result.
Fan'Ovtrcoats for Initance, In lbs very
latest fashion that good dreaaer, apprcva! I
Prices btgin at $9 and run up to J35, U
Not one In the whole scale thai tt no
more than your money'i worth at tha
Sufh for Man or Boy. Evrrythm, M
good, of course, or It wouldn't be her.
Price begin for Men, at $10 and run ua '
to $28. For Boys, at $7 and run up t
$20. YoowotiMpayafewdollatimoni
for each if you bought ft elsewhere.
Nt only Qothing, but Hi. and Fur
nbbinfi for trie mat fastidious a well
as for the most economical. aU
Our tailoring; department -rviH
make to order it our ready-made
does not please you.
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Broadway, Cor. Oanal St,,
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Held In Custody In Bridgeport for Only a
Short Time. afl
Bbidobport, Conn.. Sept. 30. Eudora Gull
ford, daughter of Dr. Nancy Guilford, whs Is
charged with manslaughter and complicity In
the death of Emma Gill, arrived in this city
to-day in charge of Deputy Sheriff Miller of
Stamford, from Wellsburg, N. Y. Rhe was
turned over to Superintendent of Polioe Bir
mingham of this city, but was detained in cun- H
tody only a short time, as Alderman Wallace H
Welch, father of Frederick Welch of this citr. H
Miss Guilford's accepted suitor, furnished V!Vv
bonds for her release. Miss Guilford was ar- 'V
rested In Wellsburg. N. Y.. when It became
known to the police, through the arrest of Al
bert H. Oxley, that Emma GUI had gone to th ' MM
Guilford house several weeks leforo her death
for treatment. The day the body of Emma
GUI was found. Mrs. Guilford and Eudora Gull
ford left town In great haste. They went di
rect to Wellsburg, where Eudora remained
after her mother's flight from there.
It, was expected that Miss Guilford would
arrive here last night. Attorney Klein, coun
sel for the Guilford family, waited until mid
night, prepared to furnish the bond, and thus
secure her role ane at. once. ThlH afternoon. bbb.
when Sheriff Miller and his prisoner arrived.
Attorney Klein went before Judge Carroll and
succeeded In having the bond In Miss Guil
ford's case fixed at $' (HK). It is for her ap
pearance before the City Court to-morrow
morning, when she will be arraigned.
Frederick Weloh, the young man whos
nme has been connected with the case for
the reason that he was at the Guilford house
calling on Miss Guilford on the Sunday and
Monday nights when the police say the body
was taken away and thrown into the water of
Yellow Mill Pond, prevailed upon his father.
who is wealth, to furnish the bond. Mia
Guilford, on the advice of her attorney, refused
to make any statement. All the oases will bs IJ
called in the City Court to-morrow morning. W
The State will aeV for another continuance fa
the case. The polioe here refuse to talk about --
the whereabouts of Nancy Guilford. 4m
William BIy's Skull Fraotured In a FlgM
at South River, N. J. H
New Brunswick. N. J., Sept. 30. As William
Bly, a barber of South River, near here, was
riding up Main street last evening he was over- MM
taken by William Cooper of the same place. Mt
who shouted to him to turn out. Bly la a poor
jyelist and told Coopey that he could not do so. Mm
Coopey attempted to get past, his wheel caught H
in a rail of the trolley road, and he fell. Th
bystanders laughed and this enraged Coopey. Am
RiiHhing up to Bly. who bad dismounted,
rioojoy shook his fist lu his face and dared him
to put up his hands. Bly replied that he did H
not want to fight. . ....
Coopey attempted to mount his wheel and VB
again fell. The laugh that followed thla mad mm
him furious. Ho ran across the street and at- MM
tacked Bly. The two men ollnohed and fell, w "
Bly underneath. His head struck a brlok M
which waa lying in the road and ha became un- MU
oonsclous. Dr. Wood found that Bly s skull
whs fractured. Coopey was arrested.
Dr. Wood Mild this afternoon he feared that
Bly had burst a blood vessel in his brain and
would die. fl
William Koutnlk's Fatal Fishing Trip Two .V
Days After Hla Marriage. ffl
William Koutnik. 21 years old. son or George J
Koutnlk. a wealthy olgar manufacturer of 424
Spring street. West Hobokcn. waa drowned in gfl
the Hackensack River lato on Thursday night fl
through the eapaixing of a rowboat. Hs went
flsblug withMlohael Iiluckeyof North Bergen. fl
They remained on the river near IJttle Ferry ,9
until late in the evening. When they reached H
the Peterson plank road bridgo on the way ' - .
home a strong current was running and lb
boat was swept under tho bridge. A moment H
later It struck one of tho beams supporting the
bridge and capsized. M
Koulr.lli ' oulil not swim, and sank almost W
Immediately. Hlackey caught hold of a spile,
but could not raise himself out of the water.
After In- had vliouted for half an hour a trolley
ear of the Jersey City, Hohoken and Ruther
ford Hallway came over the bridge, and Oliver B
HKImnions. the conductor, heard his shout.
e told Henry Hefllch, a boathous keeper,
who rencued B aukey.
Kontnlk's body was not recovered. He w 9
married last Tuesday to Miss Kate Grady of
Hobokeu. 'S
Five or Them V.UH l.ittl. Nerh In Hearrh nf
a Han Who Got Their Mousy.
Fi.i'MiiNo. L. I., Bent. 30. Postmaster Van
Nostrand of Little Neck reported to the pohe 1
at Flushing this evening that several women
had been at his office to-day in search of a Mr.
Bchrouder. who was supposed to live at Little
Nock. The PoetmaMter explained that over
100 letters bad been received at his office
during the past month addressed to Mr
Kcbroeder. Douglas lane Little Nock. The .
letters were not called for. and ns naa
sent them to the Dead tatter OlDce.
To-day. tlio Postmaster said. Ave women
visited him. Haying that they came from New
York lu search of Schroeder The woman eg
plained that they had been visited by tbla man.
who said ho hod a large farm on Douglas lane. i
IJttle Neck. He got money from them oik J
various pretext, they said. The woman wrJ .'
all Grman. I Mm

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