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THE THEWASH WASHINGTON N TON HERALD MONDAY MAECH 7 1910 191 3
I POLICE AND MOBS DBSBATTLE MOBSBATTLE 1iOBSBATTLR
BATTLE IN BERLJiMany BERLIN BERLINMany BERLINMany
Many Injured and Arrested ArresteOver ArrestedOver ArrestedOver <
Over Prussian PrnssianBilI PrnssianBilIRIOT Bill BillEIOT BillBlOT
RIOT SCENE IN TREPLOW PAB PABSocialist PARK PARKSoeInll PARKSoc1niIt
Socialist SoeInll t and an Radical Papera Carr Carrtlon CarrOut Carry CarryOut
Out Plot Plot ThatCauae Demonstra Demonstration Deinonstration
tion In Heartof IleartofCltY City oJtand and TliousPolice Though ThoughPolice ThoughPolice
Police Are at t First 11 lrst Baffled The TlieTVln TheWin They TheyWin
Win In Clash that Comes After AfterBerlin AftcrBerlin AfterBerlin
Berlin March 6 6An An ugly tight in con connection connecdon connectlon ¬
nection with Jth the Prussian Prussl n franchise rranchl dem demonstrations dem demonstrations dexnonatratlona ¬
onstrations took took placo this afternoon it itTreplow 1n 1nTreplow InTroplow
Treplow Park In which many persons personswere personsWere personswere
were wounded and about 100 arrested arrestedThere arrestedThere arrestedThere
There wero demonstrations in other parts partsof partsot partsof
of the olty but they thai did ld not lead to seri serious serious serious ¬
ous trouble The chief chleto of police during duringtha duringthe duringths
the past week forbade the use of th thstreets the thestreets thestreets
streets and public places for processions processionand processionsand processionsand
and assemblies and an anIncluded included in the ban barwas banwas banwas
was the municipal space of 230 acres callecTreplow called calledTreplow calledTreplow
Treplow Park somo six miles mie distant distantfrom distantfrom distantfrom
from tho center of the city cityThe cityThe cityThe
The Socialist and Radical newspapers newspapersafter newsI newspapersafter > ap 1s 1satter
after the prohibition was Issued printed printedsuggestions printedsuggostlons printedsuggestions
suggestions that everybody Interested in inthe Inthe Inthe
the franchise question should take a walk walkIn walkIn WalkIn
In Treplow Park Sunday afternoon and andthe andthe andthe
the suggestion was of course interpreted interpretedIn
In its true meaning by the public and andpolice andpollce andpolice
police alike Tho latter took elaborate elaboratemeasures elaboratemeasures elaboratemeasures
measures to stop any gathering Under Underthe Underthe Underthe
the personal direction of o Police President Presidentvon Presidentvon Presidentvon
von Jagow the approaches to the park parkuere parkTlere parkwere
were occupied early in the morning by a ahuge ahuge ahuge
huge force of mounted and foot police policemen 1Oltcemen policeznen ¬
men as well as by gendarmes from rom the theoutlying theoutlying theoutlying
outlying districts while police motor motorboats motorboats motorboats
boats patrolled the river alongside the thepark thepark thepark
park There are no railings or Inclosure indosurefences Inclosurefences inclosurefences
fences around the park hence in order orderto orderto orderto
to exclude the people numerous roads roadshad roadshad roadsbad
had to be held This absorbed practically practicallyall
all the Berlin 1H police force forceMarchers foreelUarchcrs forcearchers
Marchers archers Encounter Police PoliceToward PolleeToward PoliceToward
Toward noon large bodies of demon demonstrator demonstrators ¬
4 strators marched quietly along the dif different dlrfer differ ¬
ferent fer nt approaches until they encountered encounteredthe encounteredthe encounttredthe
the pOllee lines when they were promptly promptlyordered promptlyordered prompUyordered
ordered to go o back The crowds did not notresist notresist notresist
resist but raised shouts of Down with withtyranny withtyranny withtyranny
tyranny Down with the tb government sfovernmtntHoch governmentHock overnmnt overnmntHoch
Hoch for universal suffrage suffra e and andsimilar andsimilar andsimilar
similar crla crlaSubsequent crt crtSubsOCIu cries criesSubsequent
Subsequent SubsOCIu nt events however showed showedthat shOwedthat shOwedthat
that this was a a preliminary march in intended Intended intended ¬
tended as a feint it being part of a acleverly 8cleverly acleverly
cleverly laid plan to outwit the police policeAt polleet policeAt
At t the eleventh hour the Socialist and andRadical andRadical andRadical
Radical leaders sent a s secret message to totha tothe tothe
the heads of the local organizations organizations to tomeet tomeet tomeet
meet not in Treplow Park but in in the theTlergarten theTlergarten theTiergartes
Tlergarten in the th very heart of the city citystretching citystretching citystretching
stretching from the Brandenburg gate gateand bRteJ gateand
J and Unter den Linden westward toward towardtha towardtha towardtha
tha fashionable suburbs suurbe of Charlotten Charlottenburg Cltarlottenburg Chariotteburg
burg The ruse succeeded beyond the most mostsanguine mostsanguine mostsanguine
sanguine hopes of the organizers and andthe andthe andthe
the democratic forces held a tremendous tremendousand tremendousand tremendousand
and powerful demonstration of which the thepolice thepollcefdly thepolice
police pollcefdly idly awaiting developments at atTreplow atTreplow atTr
Treplow Tr plow Park were ere for tor flame me time un unaware unaware unaware ¬
aware awareThe cfJ 1 1The 4The < > >
The demonstrators demoJtrators J converged on the theTiergarten theTiergarten theTiergarten
Tiergarten by numerous numerous circuitous routes routesso routesso routesso
so as to avoid the vigilance of the police policeThey poUeJThey polic policThey
They marched up and down shouting for fordirect fordirect fordirect
direct equal secret universal suffrage suffrageand sutrrageand suffragennd
and singing socialist songs songsSoon songsSoon songsSoon i
Soon the police commanders heard what whattvas whatwas WhatWas
Was happening and mounted men were wereBent weresent weresent
sent in hot haste from Treplow Park to toreinforce toreinforce toreinforce
reinforce the handful remaining in the city cityAs cityAs cityAs
As the police reinforcements renorcements arrived the themain themain themain
main section sect on of the demonstrators moved movednorthward movednorthward movednorthward
northward into the Koenig Platz on onwhich onWhIch onwhich
which the Reichstag faces Here they theyswarmed theyswarmed theyswarmed
swarmed on the steps of the Reichstag Reichstaghoisted Re1cb5taghoisted Reichetaghoisted
hoisted a red flag and sang the Marseil Marseillaise Marseillaise Marcellalse ¬
laise The men surrounding the Die Bismarck Blsm Diemarok ¬
marck m rQk Monument cheered him as the au author author anthor ¬
thor of German suffrage suffrageFerment suffrageFerment suffrageFerment
Ferment Last Lnsta Two I1 Hours HoursThe HourThe HoureThe
The main body of the demonstrators demonstratorswent demonstratorsent demonstratorswent
went ent on the Von Moltke IoJU < e Monument and andthe andthe andthe
the Column of Victory Parts of o the thecrowd thecrowd thecrowd
crowd overflowed into the Unter den Lin Linden Llnden Linden ¬
den and reached various parts of the theinner theInner theinner
inner city where there seems to hare harebeen haTebeen havebeen
been some rough encounters with the po police police police ¬
lice although no bloodshed is reported reportedIn
In about two hours the ferment was over overand oVElrand overand
and the disturbers scattcred scattcredIt
It was about the time that the central centraldemonstration centraldemonsraticn < antraldemOn8
demonstration demOn8 Mltion endeJ 6n eJ that t a serious trouble troublebroke troclJlcbroke troublebroke
broke out in Treplow Park A large largenumber largenunber largenumber
number of persons formed a 1 procession in inSchlesslsches fnSchlesslsches inSchlesslsches
Schlesslsches strasse Intending to force forcetheir forcetheir orce orcetheir
their way wa into the park The police or ordered ordered ordered ¬
dered them back but the immense num numher numberbehInd nutsher
her berbehInd behind pushed forward The imported importedprovincial Importedprovincial importedprovincial
provincial gendarmes lost their heads it itIs itis ItIs
Is said drew drew their revolvers and swords swordsand swordsand swordsand
and laid on the crowd Foir FO lr persons personsdropped ptrsonsdropped personsdropped
dropped at the first volley volle while others othersfell othersfell othersfell
fell before the swords and a big fight flghtwas fightwas fightwas
was soon on Tho police came can to help helpthe hel helthe helpthe
the gendarmes and the struggle was 1ClSover wasover as asover
over quickly So far as 1S known five per persons persons percons ¬
sons w wtre re seriousy and several severely severelywounded severtlywounded severelywounded
wounded Numbers were only slightly slightlywounded slightlywounded oltclttlywounded
wounded woundedSNAKE woundedSNAKE woundedSNAXE
SNAKE mEER I ER BONNET BONNETWoman BONNETVoman BONNETWoman
Woman Has Frightful Experience Experiencewith Experiencewith Experfencewith
with Spreading Viper ViperSt VIperSt ViperSt
St Paul March 6 6Irs Mrs Henry Hoyer Hoyerwife HoyerI Hoyerwife
I wife of a draymau had a a terrifying ex experience experience e eperlence ¬
perience She was out In the garden gardenpicking gardenpicking gardenpicking
picking cucumbers and when she re returned returned returned ¬
turned to the house she removed her bon bonnet bonnet bonnet ¬
net and threw it on the floor She was washorrified washorrified washorrified
horrified to see a spreading viper Iper slowly slowlyuncoil slowlyuncoil slowlyuncoil
uncoil itself from the folds of the bon bonnet bonnet bonnet ¬
net She obtained a piece of wood and andkilled andj andkilled
killed it itIt It Iti ItIt
j
i It measured eighteen inches In length lengthHow lengthI lengthHow
I How the snake got in her bonnet Is a amystery amystery at
t mystery mysteryHINISTEE mysteryMINISTER
MINISTER ± NisTEIt DROPS DEAD BEADRCT DEADRcVIlr DEADRc
RCT RcVIlr Rc Mr Sides of Spenoer SpenoerVictim Jf C CVictim 0Victim
Victim of Heart Failure FailureSpjdal FailureSIxrl1 Failureto
Spjdal to The Wsi2icgtn Visshln ton HerUd HerUdSpencer 1Ien1dSpencer fleraijiSpencer
Spencer N C Co March 6 6Re 6Rev Rev p A ASides ASides ASides
Sides aged sixtythree years dropped droppeddead droppeddead droppeddead
dead at Albemarle last night He was wasin wasIn wasIn
in a drug store in apparent good health healthwhen healthwhen healthwhen
when stricken with heart failure Ho H was wasa wasil wasa
a wellknown minister In the th Methodist MethodistProtestant MethodistProtestant MethodIstProtestant
Protestant Church and is survived by bythree bythree bythree
three sons and four daguhters daguhtersCASTOR daguhtersCASTORIA daguhtersCASTOR
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SENATOR SEATJI TOR DEPE DEPEW WAND WANDOTHERS W AND ANDOTHERS ANDOTHERS
OTHERS PRAISE PLATT PLATTRepresentative PLA TT TTRepresentative TTRepresentative
Representative Fassett Pays Glowing Tribute to Former FormerColleague FormerColleague FormerColleague
Colleague as Do Cullom and Burrows
The news of oitha the death of Senatdr Platt Platidid Plattdid Plattdid
did not arouse the theinterest interest in Washing Washington Washington Washington
ton that it would have done ten years ag agor ago agoor agoor <
or earlier earlierHis earUerHis earlierHis
His name once a power in politics has haslong haslong baalong
long been but a memory Senator Depew Depevexpressed Depewexpressed Depewexpressed
expressed the general feeling in regarc regarcto regard regardto
to the late Republican Republlcnnleader leader when h hobserved he heobserved <
observed on hearing the news of Mr MrPlatts MrPlatts MrPlatts
Platts death that many people made madethe madethe madethe
the mistake of estimating Senator Platt Platiby Plattby Piattby
by his last four years It was about that thailong thatl thatlong
long l ng ago that he suffered a stroke and i iwas it itwas Itwas
was unfair to judge him by anything that thathas thathas thathas
has happened in the period since then thenSenator thenSenator thensenator
Senator Depew paid a a high tribute to tchis tohis tohis
his former colleague He declared that thathis thathis thathis
his leadership of the Republican party part ol olNew otNew ofNew
New York had been a series of unbroken unbrokensuccesses unbrokensuccesses unbrokensuccesses
successes and that no man ever had so sofirm soflrm sofirm
firm a grip on a a party organization as asdid a adid nacUd
did Mr Platt due Senator Depew Depewthought Depewthought Depewthought
thought to Mr Platts loyalty 10 a1ty to his po political political poutica ¬
litical friends
friendsClowe
Close to Platt PlattIn PlattIn PlaitIn
In the many tributes paid to him by bjpolitical bypolitical bypolitical
political friends who learned of Mr SirPlatts MrPlatts MrPiatts
Platts doath perhaps the th most mo t inter interesting Int interacting r rastlng ¬
acting was that from Representative J JSloat JSloat 3Siont
Sloat Fassett Mr Fassett was dining diningwith diningwith diningwith
with several New York Republican lead leaders leaders leadera ¬
ers at the home of Representative Par Parsons Parsons ParSons ¬
sons All of the guests declared that Mr MrFassett MrFassett MrFassett
Fassett was closer to tho late Senator SenatoiPlatt SenatorPlatt SenatorPlatt
Platt than any other man in New York YorkMr YorkMr YorkMr
Mr Fassett declared that he h believed believedhe believedhe believedho
he had Mr Platts confidence to a n greater greateidegree greaterdegree greaterdegree
degree perhaps than any other New NeviYork NewYork NewYork
York Republican RepublicanHe
He was the most absolute power In Inpolitics Inpolitics Inpolitics
politics that I have ever known said saltMr saidMr saidMr
Mr Fassett No leader in any State In IEthe Inthe inthe
the Union ever had such power He Heknew Heknew Heknew
knew men in politics and what they thejstood theystood theystood
stood for and the true measure of their theirvalue theirvalue theirvalue
value In a political convention A A num number number nutsber ¬
ber of men have been given the he credit creditfor creditfor creditfor
for committing the Republican party to tcthe tothe tothe
the single gold standard in the platform platformof
of the St Louis convention In 1S9S 19 but butI butI butI
I believe that men who were really on onthe onthe onthe
the inside and possessed knowledge ul ulwhat orwhat ofwhat
what took place at that convention will willaccord willaccord willaccord
accord to the late Senator Platt greater greatercredit greatercredit greatercredit
credit for bringing about that result than thanany thanany thanany
any other one Individual IndividualThe IndhldualThe individualThe
The other Republicans present confirmed confirmedthis confirmedthIs confirmedthis
this statement Representative Fassett Fassettdeclared Fassettdeelared Fassettdeclared
declared th that t Mr r Platt had dictated the thenomination thenomination thenomination
nomination of every ever Republican governor governorTHOMAS governorTHOMAS governorTHOMAS
THOMAS C PLATT PLATTPASSES PLATTPASSES PLATTPASSES
PASSES FROM FROM LIF LIFContinued LIFE LIFEContinued LIFEContinued
Continued from Page One OneSenator One OneSonator OneSenator
Senator Roscoo Conkllngs candidacy for forthe forthe forthe
the Presidential nomination the honor honorable honorable honorable ¬
able degree of Master of Arts rts On that thatsame thatsame thatsame
same day the university urUverslt conferred upon uponWilliam uponWUllam uponWilliam
William Tecumseh Sherman the degree degreeof desreeof degreeof
of LL D A fragment from the address addressof addr88Sof addreesofWluIarn
of ofWluIarn William Walter Valter Phelps orator of the theday theday theday
day day Mr MrPllLtt Platt committed to memory memoryand m memoryand mory moryand
and often quoted In later years yearsBe yearsBe yearsBe
Be wise rather than eloquent be kind kindrather kindrather kindrather
rather than polite be useful rather mth r than thanfamous thanfamous thanfamous
famous famousForced famousForced famousForced
Forced to abandon his idea of taking takinga
a full collegiate course Mr Platt re returned returned returned ¬
turned to Owego and started business as asa asa asa
a a country druggist forming a copart copartnership copartnership copartnership ¬
nership with wth Frederick K Hull under underthe underthe underthe
the firm name of o Platt Hull In 1S64 1S64when 1554when 1854when
when he was as twentyone years years old he hemarried hemarried hemarried
married his cousin Ellen Lucy Barstow Barstowdaughter Barstowdaughter Baratowdaughter
daughter of Charles R Barstow orig originally origInally originaliy ¬
inally of Stockbridge Mass Miss Bar Barstow Barstow Barstow
stow was than seventeon years old They Theyhad Theyhad Theyhad
had three sons Edward T Platt now nowtreasurer nowtreasurer nowtreasurer
treasurer of the United States Express ExpressCompany ExpressCompan ExpressCompany
Company Frank H Platt a member of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the law firm of OBrien Boardman BoardmanPlatt BoardmanPlatt BoardinanPlatt
Platt Littleton of which former Su Supreme Supreme Supreme ¬
preme Court Justice Morgan J OBrien OBrienis
is the head and a director In the express expresscompany cxpras5company expresscompany
company and Henry B Platt vice Ice pres president presIdent president ¬
ident of tHe tle Fidelity Fidellt and Deposit Deposit Com Company Company Cornpony ¬
pany of Maryland MarylandThe The mother of these theseboys theseboys theseboys
boys died at the Fifth Avenue Hotel HotelFebruary HotelFebruary HotelFebruary
February 13 190L She was burled at atOwego atOwego atOwego
Owego
Had Religious Training TrainingMr TrnlnlngMr TrainingMr
Mr Platts father was a rigid church churchman churchman churchman ¬
man of the older typeI type typeIhad
I Ihad had such a surfeit of churchgoing churchgoingin
in my youth Thomas C Platt once oncesaid oncesaid oncesaid
said that if It could be averaged up and andspread andspread andspread
spread out it would do for all my life lifeBut lifeBut ilfeBut
But with his entry Into business life lifethe lifethe lifethe
the son became a a deacon In the Presby Presbyterian Prasbyterlan Proabyterian ¬
terian church and also sang in the choir choirHis choirHis choirHis
His name throughout his county then thenwas thenwas thenwas
was Deacon Platt In later years yearsafter yearsafter ears earsafter
after coming to New York he attended attendedRev attendedRev attendedRev
Rev Dr Parkhursts church at Madi Madison Madison Madson ¬
son avenue and Twentyfourth street streetand street streetand streetand
and was a a pewholder In the Marble Col Collegiate Collegiate Colleglato ¬
legiate Church and also a friend of its itspastor ItspllStor itspastor
pastor Rev Dr David J Burrell BurrellMr BurrellMr BurrellMr
Mr Platt was not sufficiently robust robustto robustto robustto
to enter the Union forces In the civil civilwar dvllwar civilwar
war as an active fighter He early de developed deeloped developed ¬
veloped a a stomach stoma h trouble which clung clungto clungto clungto
to him the remainder of his life But Butat Butat Butat
at the opening of the war he offered his hisservices hissenices hisservices
services in any capacity for which he hewas beWas hewas
was physically qualified and Gov Edwin EdwinD EdwinD EdwinD
D Morgan appointed him an auxiliary auxiliarymember auxUlarymember auxiliarymember
member of the war committee of the theState theState theState
State and he was active In raising funds fundsfor fundsfor fundsfor
for the maintenance of troops his drug drugstore drugstore drugstore
store being pelng eing headquarters for the work workOn workOn workOn
On November 18 1S72 the firm of Platt PlattHull PlattHuH PlattHull
Hull sold out to Ely Co of Owegoand Owego Owegaand Owegoand
and Mr lr Platt retired from the drugbusl drugbuslnoss drugbusI drugbusInoss drug bust bustfloss
noss In the twenty years he was a amember amember amember
member of the firm Mr Platt wrote his hisadvertisements hisadvertisements hisadvertisements
advertisements and mixed politics with withpharmacopoeia withpbarmacopoela withpharmacopoeia
pharmacopoeia In an amazing fashion fashionHe fashionHe fashionHe
He had no liking for Andrew Johnson Johnsonand Johnsonand Johnsonand
and attacked Johnson and advertised the themedicaments themedicaments themedicaments
medicaments of Platt Hull in the same sameparagraphs sameparagrapfls sameparagrapts
paragrapfls paragrapflsYnrJed paragraptsVaried paragraphs paragraphsVaried
Varied Business Pursuits PursuitsMr PurllultllMr PursuitsMr
Mr Platt had not confined himself in intils Inhis inhis
his business Interests to the drug trade traden tradeIn tradeIn
In n 155 jSt he was one of the directors of ofthe otthe ofthe
the Congress Gold Mining Company at atCentral atCentral atCentral
Central City Colo Cob and later was a di director director director ¬
rector of the Southern Sout ern Central Railway RailwayCompany RanwayCompany RailwayCompany
Company of New r iork tak tk Eventually he hesecame hebecame hebecame
became secame president of this latter company companyHe companyHe companyHe
He also was a member of the firm of J JF 3F T TF
F F Brown Co lumbermen in Mecosta Mecostabounty MecostaCount MecostaCounty
bounty Count Mich a director of o the Muskegon Muskegonind Musk Muskegonand gon gonand
and Big Rapids Railroad Company presi presiJent presldent president
dent of the TIoga Manufacturing Com Company Company Campany ¬
pany of Big Rapids with large lumber lumberind lumberand lumberand
and mill ml1llnterests Interests on the Muskegon River Riverind Riverand Riverand
and for many years president or the theTloga theTioga theTioga
Tioga National Bank of Owego Owe go He Heilso Healso Healso
also was treasurer of the Owego Driving DrivingPark DrIvingPark DrivingPark
Park Association AssociationAfter AssociationAfter AssociationAfter
After the Greeley campaign In Inwhen 1872 1872hen 1g72when
when hen Mr Platt had retired reti d from the drug drugjustness drugbusiness drugbusiness
business he came to New York and andfrith andwJth andwith
with others started the HepubUct Repu Republlca 1c a news n s
from 1SSS down to and Including Gov GovHughes Goy GoyHughes GovHughes
Hughes He gave Mr Platt credit for forbeing torbeing forbeing
being the father of Greater New York YorkPraise YorkPrnbe YorkPraise
Praise His Loyalty LoyaltyMost LoyaltyMost LoyaltyMost
Most of the New York Republicans who whowere whowere whowere
were Interviewed had a a word of praise praisefor praisetor praisefor
for Mr Platts loyalty to his friends in inpolitics Inpolltlcs Inpolitics
politics and for his ability as a a leader leaderThere leaderThere leaderThere
There are not many men In the United UnitedStates UnitedStates UnitedStates
States Senate who were contemporaries contemporariesof
of Senator Platt when he was In his hiaascendency hisascendency hisascendency
ascendency as a political leader of the thenation thenation thenation
nation Among them are such men as asSenators asSenators asSenators
Senators Cullom of Illinois Hale of ofMaine oCMaine ofMaine
Maine Lodge of o Massachusetts Elkins Elklnsof Elkinsot Elkinsof
of West Virginia Aldrich of Rhode Isl Island Island Is Isand ¬
and and Burrows of Michigan MichiganSenator MichiganSenator MichiganSenator
Senator Aldrich is out of town Of the theSenators theSenators theSenators
Senators who expressed themselves s on onhearing onhearing onhearing
hearing the news of f Mr Platts death deathSenators deathSenators deathSenator
Senators Cullom Cullomand and Burrows spoke spok feel feelingly feelIngly feelIngly ¬
ingly of their former colleague and paid paidhigh paidhigh paidhigh
high compliments to his power as a a factor factorIn factorIn factorin
In national politics In the period fron 1SSS 1SSSup 1SS8up 1SSSup
up to and Including the national conven convention cOnention convention ¬
tion of 1900 1900Senator 1900Senator 1900Senator
Senator Platts last years of service In Inthe inthe Inthe
the Senate were not such as to leave an anImpression anImpression anImpression
Impression either on contemporaneous contemporaneouslegislation contemporaneouslogislation contemporaneouslegislation
legislation or upon the minds of the men menwho menWho menwho
who served with him He was so en enfeebled enfeebled onfeebled ¬
feebled In body that he was Incapable Incapableof
of taking a very active part in legisla legislation legislatlon ieglslation ¬
tion Under the rule of seniority Ienlorl he was wasa wasa wasa
a member of a number of important com committees commltteesbut cornmittees ¬
mittees mltteesbut but took little active part In Intheir Intheir intheir
their deliberations deliberationsHe
He seldom figured m in f the proceedings of ofthe oCthe ofthe
the Senate except occasionally to rise riseIn riseIn risein
In the morning hour and make a brief briefverbal brierverbal briefverbal
verbal report from the Committee on onPrinting onPrinting onPrinting
Printing of which he was chairman chairmanA chairmanAulstel chairmanAststel
A Aulstel nuts ted by Employe EmployeHe EmployeHe EsuployeHe
He had to be assisted from his commit committee committee committee ¬
tee room to his hl seat in in the Senate Senate cham chamber chamber chamber ¬
ber when the sessions began and then at atthe atthe atthe
the close of the session or whenever he hegot hegot hegot
got ready to leave one of his clerks or ora ora ora
a Senate employe omploeasslsted assisted Mr lr Platt back buckto backto backto
to the committee room roomHe roomHe roomHe
He made his hi hlme we at the Arlington Ho Hotel Hotel Hotel ¬
tel up to the time of his last marriage marriageand marrlngeand marriageand
and then returned to the hotel again after afterhe afterhe afterhe
he separated from his wife He went to tothe tothe tothe
the hotel to live in the days when It was wasto wasto vas vasto
to Washington what the Fifth Avenue AvenueHotel AvenueHotel AvenueHotel
Hotel was flS to New York Yorka a gathering gatheringplace gathorlnplace gatheringplace
place place for Republican politicians Ho re remained remnlned remalned ¬
mained there because of his friendship friendshipfor
for Frank Bennett Bennett one of the managers managerswho manag rnanagorawho ra rawho
who later went to New York Yor to manage managethe managethe managethe
the Gotham Gothampaper Gothampaper S Spaper
paper devoted to the Interests of Gen GenGrant GenGrant GenGrant
Grant The Tribune was out of favor favorwith favorwith favorwith
with the Republican party and the Times Timeswas Timeswas Timeswas
was altogether too independent to suit suitthe suitthe suitthe
the Grant administration and Its friends friendsThe friendsThe friendsThe
The Republic was shortlived In ISiS Mr MrPlatt MrPlatt Ir IrPlatt
Platt was made secretary MCretal and general generalmanager generalmRmlgar generalmanager
manager of the United States Express ExpressCompany ExpressCompa ExpressCompaifr
Company Compa Compaifr with offices at S2 S Broadway BroadwayIn
In 1S79 he became president and moved movedto movedto movedto
to New York taking up his residence at atthe atthe atthe
the Fifth Avenue Hotel Some years ago agohe agohe agoho
he was made receiver of the New York Yorkand YorkantI Yorkanti
antI New England Railroad Company and andat andat andat
at about the sama time tlm also was presi president Presldeat president ¬
dent of the Tennessee Coal and Iron IronCompany IronCompany IronCompany
Company Among his other business businessventures businessventures businessventures
ventures he at one thne tyne held small Iron IronInterests IronInterests ironinterests
Interests In Ohio and he lived in that thatState thatI thatState
I State for a a short time timeHl timeI timeIlls
Hl Ills Beginning In Folitlei FolitleiIt l oUtle oUtleIt
It has been said that Mr Platts taste tastefor tastefor tastefor
I for politics was a part of his Inheritance InheritanceAs
As a Ii Yale freshman fr6S man he thought and andtalked anc1I andtalked
I talked politics Zachary Taylor the last lastWhig lastWblg lastWhig
Whig President had just beaton beat n out outLewis outLewis outLewis
Lewis Cass of Michigan the rmocratle rmocratlecandidate r Pemocratiecandidate mocratl mocratlcandidate
candidate and Martin Van Buren of ofNew OfNew ofNew
New York the Free Soil candidate From Fromboyhood Frombo Fromboyhood
bo boyhood hood Mr Platt had been interested in inthe Inthe inthe
the subject but it was when he was waselected waselected waselected
elected county clerk of Tioga In 1S5S that thathe thathe thathe
he had his first lesson les on in practical poli politics politics polltics ¬
tics From thar day dll he never quit the thegame thegame thegame
game until he quit It for good He never nevereven neereven nevereven
even took vacations In the summer time timeHe timeHe timeHe
He had a 8 summer home at Highland HighlandMills HighlandMUls HighlandMills
Mills in Orange County but he hespcnt hespcntbut spent spentbut spentbut
but one summer there preferring his old oldspot oldspot oldspot
spot the Oriental Hotel at Manhattan ManhattanBeach ManhattanBeach ManhattanBeach
Beach Manhattan Beach was as nearer the thepolitical thopolitical thepolitical
political centers of things thingsMr thingsMr thingsMr
Mr Platts start In politics was made madepartly madepartly madeportly
partly at least through his singing
With more or less vocal training and andexperience andexperience andexperience
experience he organized a glee club for forthe forthe forthe
the Fremont campaign and used to sing
between the speeches at rallies of his hisparty hispart hisparty
part party in this way W6 he became known to toall toall toall
all in the counts coun who took an Interest in inpublic Inpublle inpublic
public affairs He also wrote campaign campaignsongs campaignsongs campaignsongs
songs and verses orses in those days da S There Therewas lherewas Therewas
was a little office In the rear of the drug drugstore drugstore drugstore
store and there most of the political politicalwork politicalwork politicalwork
work for the county was done Mr MrPlatt MrPlatt MrPlatt
Platt was a Lincoln man m n but also was a agreat agreat agreat
great admirer of William H Seward Mr MrLincolns MrLincolns MrLincolns
Lincolns chief rival for the nomination
In the Chicago convention of ISGO 1860lam Will Willlam Willlam
lam M Evans presented Mr
Sewards Sewardsname SEwardsname Scwardsname
name to that convention on O behalf of the theNew theNew theNew
New York delegation i ipointment
and It was the ap appointment appointment ¬
pointment of Mr Evarts to be Secretary Secretar i iof
of State by Hayes In 1876 that first firststarted firststarted firststarted
started the war of
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gradually were added to local affairs in inthe inthe Inthe
the conferences In the th little back office officeRoscoe officeRoscoe officeRoscoe
Roscoe Conkling and Alonzo B 5 Cornell Cornellwere Cornellwere Cornellwere
were among those who went to Owego Owegoand Owegoand Owegoand
and found their way wa to the back room roomAnother roomAnother roomAnother
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President Harrisons Secretary of the theNavy theNay theNavy
Navy and Mr lr Platts candidate for first firstmayor firstmayor firstmayor
mayor of Greater New York in 1S37 1S37In lS9iIn 1SP7In
In 1S70 the nominating convention for forthe forthe forthe
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and Cay Catuga Cayuga uga counties was deadlocked be between between between ¬
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102d ballot he was nominated without withouthis withouthis withouthis
his knowledge or consent Mr Platt Plattwrote Plattwrote Plattwrote
wrote from Michigan declining the nom nomination nomInation nomInation ¬
ination on the ground that he no had been beenchosen beenchosen beenchosen
chosen a delegate pledged to an un unwavering unwavering unwavering ¬
wavering sunport of Goodrich and the thenomination thenomination thenomination
nomination had been put through with without without without ¬
out his concurrence of that candidate or orof orot orof
of his friends I am of the opinion opinionMr opinionlr opinionMr
Mr lr Platt wrote that political prefer preferment preferment prefermont ¬
ment obtained at the expense of old oldfriendship oldfriendship oldfriendship
friendship and personal honor must mustprove mustprove mustprove
prove hollow and unsatisfying I also alsobelieve alsobellove alsobelieve
believe that all good Republicans will willagree wIUagree wiiiagree
agree with Ith me In the statement Better Betterno Betterno Betterno
no nomination than a nominee tainted taintedeven taIntedeen taintedeven
even with suspicion of treachery and dis dishonor dishonor 118honor ¬
honor honorThe honorThe honorThe
The convention was called together togetheragain toetheragain togetheragain
again and Goodrich was nominated and andelected andelected andelected
elected electedTurn electedTurn electedTurns
Turn Around and Heats Him HimWhile Ulmhl1e himWhile
While hl1e In Congress however Goodrich Goodrichbecame Good1lchbecame Goodrichbecame
became the opponent O1 > ponent of oJGon Gen Grant Grantwhose Grantwhose Grantwhose
whose stanch supporter Mr Platt was wasand wasand wasand
and In 1S72 when Horace Greeley was wasnominated wasnominated nasnomInated
nominated for President by the Liberal LiberalRepublicans LiberalRepublleans LiberalRepublicans
Republicans and the Democrats he be became beCllme became ¬
came a Liberal Republican and accepted acceptedthe acceptedthe acceptedthe
the nomination of the combination forces forcesMr forcesMr orces orcesMr
Mr Platt nominated nomJnl1 by acclamation acclamationbeat a acclamationbeat c1amatlonbeat
beat out Goodrich by 3300 G Gen Grant Grantrunning Grantrunning Grantrunning
running for or n i second term and John A ADix ADix ADix
Dix the Republican candidate for bOY governor bOYornor gayernor ¬
ernor swept the State Sts e and Mr Ir Platt was wasmade wasmade wasmade
made a member of the Committee on onPostoffices onpostomces onPostoffices
Postoffices and Post Roads RoadsFor RoadsFor RoadsFor
For many man years oors Mr Ir Platt had written writtenfor writtenfor rUten rUtenor
for or the Owego Times editorials political politicalarticles polltlJllarticles politictlarticles
articles and verses He was particu particularly particularly particularly ¬
larly incensed against Greeley for taking takingthe takingthe takingthe
the nomination against Grant and fierce fiercely fiercely fiercely ¬
ly attacked the editor of the Tribune in inthese Inthese inthese
these articles articlesIn articlesIn articlesIn
In an editorial article In the same sante aniTe news newspaper newspaper newspaper ¬
paper Mr Platt writing under the head headThe headTue 1 1The
The Jeff Davis Candidate attacked attackedGreeley attackedGreeley attackedGrecley
Greeley because of the Southern support supportwhich supportwhich supportwhich
which he was receiving receivingIn
In 1S74 lSi Mr Platt was renominated for forCongress forCongross forCongress
Congress and defeated Edward F Jones Jonesof Jonesof Jonesof
of Broome later lieutenant governor In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the governorship contest that year oor Sam Samuel Samuel Samuel ¬
uel J Tilden beat out Dlx who had been beenrenominated beenrenominated beenrenominated
renominated the Democrats fighting on ona ona ona
a tiaramoney Issue Mr PlaIts commit committee commltfee committee ¬
tee this term was that on Pacific rail railroads rallIoads railroads ¬
roads He was also a member of the Na National National a ational ¬
tional Republican Congress Campaign CampaignCommittee CampllgnCommittee CampaignCommittee
Committee He declined another nomina nomination nomination nomination ¬
tion in 1S76 One of his last acts in Con Congress CongressJanuary CongressJanuary ¬
gress gressJanuary January 25 S 1S77 1mwas was to make a aspeech aspeech aspeech
speech which favored the bill for the elec electoral electoral dee deetoral ¬
toral commission that seated Hayes HayesHe HayesHe HayesHe
He Stood Sto l by ConklinG ConklinsConkllng ConklinGConkling ConklingConkling
Conkling and Platt and their friends In InNew inNew InNew
New York State had trouble with Hayes Hayesfrom Ha Hayesfrom es esfrom
from the moment he was seated Hayes Hayeswas Hayeswas Hayeswas
was a friend of Garfield and a man who wholistened wholistened wholistened
listened to Blaine as as against Conkling ConkllngBlalne ConklingBlaine ConklingBlame
Blame Blaine defeated for the Presidential Presidentialnomination Presidentialnomination Presidentialnomination
nomination became a Senator and met metConkllng metConkllng metConkling
Conkllng on the floor of the Senate The Thewar Thewar lhewar
war between them was on at cnce and andPlatt andPlatt andPlait
Platt all this time stood side by side with withConkling with withCpnkllng withConkling
Conkling Conkling had Insisted to Hayes Hayesthat Hayesth Hayesthdt
that th t Platt should be made Postmaster PostmasterGeneral PostmasterGeneral PostmasterGeneral
General and the unanimous support support of ofthe otthe ofthe
the the Republican machine of New York YorkState YorkState YorkState
State was behind him But Hayes listened listenedto
to Blaine and Garfield who suggested suggestedthat suggestedthat suggestedthat
that It was time to to down Conkling and andPlatt andPlatt andPlatt
Platt in the Empire State and turned turneddown turneddow turneddowr
down dow Platt at the same time making makingWilliam makingWIlliam makingWilliam
William M 1 Evarts avowed enemy of ofConkling ofConkling ofConkling
Conkling his Secretary of State Chester ChesterA
A Arthur collector of the port of New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York and the man upon whom Mr Conk Conkllng Conkling Conkling ¬
ling most relied In that city ci cityalthough although he hewas hewas hewas
was not particularly friendly to Mr Platt Plattwas Plattwas Plattwas
was removed remov d by the Hayes Ha es administra administration administration adminictration ¬
tion and COnklings other friends in the theFederal theFe theFederal
Federal Fe eral service ser lce also alsownlkea walked the plank plankin plankIn plankin
in due time timeBy timeBy timeBy
By direction of Conkling Platt was wasmade wasmade Wasmade
made temporary and permanent chairman chairmanof
of the Republican State Stateconvention convention at atRochester atRo atRochester
Rochester Ro hesterln In September S pteinbel 1S77 the first firstState firstState firstState
State convention held after the seating seatingof
o of Hayes The State ticket nominated nominatedat
at this convention was beaten at the thepolls thepoUs thepolls
polls and the Federal offices in New York Yorkwere Yorkwere Yorkwere
were turned turnttloer over to the HayesGarfteld HayesGarfteldBlalne HayesGartteldBlaine HayesGarfieldBlame
Blaine faction But B l the ConklingPiatt ConklingPiattfaction ConklingPlattfaction ConklingPjattfaction
faction continued In control of the State StateRepublican SlateRepublican StateRepublican
Republican machine and nd In 1S79 Conkling ConklingWas
was reelected to the United States StatesSenate StatesSenate StatesSenate
Senate
Turn Efforts to Grant GrantBlalne GrantBlaine GrantBlame
Blaine was working day and night for forOre forU1e forthe
Ore Republican Presidential nomination nominationof
of 1SSO Conkllng and Platt knowing knowingthat knowingthat knowingthat
that Hayes Hay s would be discarded and that thatBlalne thatBlaine thatBlame
Blaine was very strong began the move movement movement movement ¬
ment In fnfayor favor of a third term for U US Us US
S Grant almost ffbm f fbm bm the hour that thatHayes thatH thatBayes
Hayes H yes turned against Conkling Both BothConkllng BothConkling BothConkllng
Conkllng and Platt were personal friends friendsof frlendsof friendsof
of jrantt Gxantl < and moreover moreov both bo knjjw that thatji
ji
he was the only man that could beat beatBlalne neatBlaine beatBlame
Blaine In the convention Before the thenominating thenominating thenominating
nominating committee at the State con convention conention convention ¬
vention in 1S79 lS D they gave Hayes a atoken atoken atoken
token by nominating for governor Cor Cornell Cornell Cornell ¬
nell whom Hayes had turned out of ofthe orthe ofthe
the customhouse and Arthur whom whomHayes whomHIl whomHayes
Hayes HIl es had turned out as collector of ofthe ofUle ofthe
the port of New York was made chair chairman cht chairman r rman ¬
man of the thRel1ubllcan Republican State committee committeeCornell commltt committeeCornell e eCornell
Cornell was elected and resigned as Re Republican RepUbllet1n Republtc ¬
publican publtc n national committeeman from fromttye fromtlie fromt1
ttye t1 e State He was succeeded as national nationalcommitteeman nattonalcommitteeman nationalcommitteeman
committeeman by Platt who was Also Alsomadct 8Jsomadf alsomadci
madct chairman of the executive commit committee committee committee ¬
tee of the State committee Gov Cor Cornell Cornell Corneil ¬
nell ottered off red to make Platt superintendent superintendentof 8Uperlntend nt ntof
of public works but the latter did not notwant notwant notWant
want the place and in January 160 he hewas hewas bevas
was appointed quarantine commissioner commissionerby
by IJ Cornell CornellWhen CorneUWhen CornellWhen
When the delegates deJe ates were ere er chosen e Olen for the thenational thenational thenational
national convention In Chicago In 1330 al although although although ¬
though Mr Blaine had many friends friendsamong frIendsamong friendsamong
among among the members of f the Utica conven convention convention canyonties ¬
tion where the e delegates deles es ware selected selectedConkllng lSel selectedConIling t6d t6dConllIng
Conkllng insisted Jnsi ted that the seventy dele delegates delega ddegates ¬
gates ga es bo instructed for Gen Grant GrantGrant GrantGrant
Grant and Blaine both went down in the thestruggle theFlrus thestruggle
struggle Flrus e and Garfield friend frI 1d of Blaine Blainewas Blainewas Blamewas
was nominated Then lest Blame go godown godown godown
down In defeat Arthur was nominated nominatedfor nominatedfor nominatedfor
for the Vice Presidency PresidencyArthur PreeldencyArUl PresidencyArthur
Arthur ArUl r now resigned as chairman of the theRepublican theRepublican
Republican State committee and Platt Platttook Platttook Platttook
took his place retaining also chairman chairmanship cllalrmanship chairmanship ¬
ship of the executive committee committeeGarfleld committeeGarfield committeeGarfield
Garfield carried New York State by a aplurality aplurallt aplurality
plurality of 5562 5562Success 585Suec 5S6Suceces
Success Suec 1J n n Campaign manager managerPlatt JIltnaarerPlntt ManagerPkttt
Platt as a campaign manager was wasvoted W8t1voted wasVoted
voted a great success He was different differentIn
In his characteristics from Conkling ConklingConkllng ConklingCon ConklingConkling
Conkllng Con kUng wOUld neither bend nor break breakPlatt breakPJatt breakPlait
Platt was suave persistent determined determinedconciliatory determinedconclUatory determinedconciliatory
conciliatory and a good harmonlzer He Hedemonstrated Hedemonstrated Hedemonstrated
demonstrated at every turn that he was wasan wasan wasan
an adroit politician and that In a cam campaign campaign earnpaign ¬
paign he brought the most hostile poUt political poUtIcll petiticsl ¬
ical elements together togetherPlntt togetherPlnU togetherFlntt
Plntt I 15 Elected Senator SenatorWith SenntorWith SenatorWith
With Arthur Vice President and Cornell Cornellgovernor Cornellgovernor Cornellgovernor
governor it remained to make Thomas ThomasC
C Platt a United States Senator for the thehumiliation thehumUtation thehumiliation
humiliation of Hayes The movement to toward toward toward ¬
ward this end was begun immediately immediatelyafter Immediatelyafter immediatelyafter
after Garfieidfs election Arthurs antag antagonism aDts aDtsonlsm antagonism ¬
onism was aroused from the start He Hehad Hehad Hehad
had for a candidate Richard Crowley of ofLockport ofLockport ofLockport
Lockport Niagara County After one of ofthe otthe ofthe
the bltterst fights the State has known knownPlatt knot1Platt knowsPlatt
Platt on January IS 1SS1 was elected electedUnited electedUnft2d elecedUnited
United States Senator SenatorGarfield SenatorGarfield SenatorGarfield
Garfield was open In declaring that thathe thathedid he hedid hedid
did not intend to allow Conkling and andPlatt tUdPJatt andPlatt
Platt to dictate to him regarding Fed Federal Federal Federal ¬
eral appointments for New York State StateOn StateOn StateOn
On March 31 ii 1SS1 he sent to the Senate Senatethe Senatethe Senatethe
the nomination of William H Robertson Robertsonof
of West Chester to be collector of the theport theport theport
port of New York At the request of ofConkllng ofConkling ofConkling
Conkling the Senate decided that all allnominations aUnominations allnominations
nominations nominations for Federal offices In New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York State should lie over until nUl Decem December Decernber ¬
ber On May 5 Garfield withdrew all of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the nominations for Federal Federaloffices emcee which whichwere whichwere whichwere
were friendly to Platt and Conkling and andonjMay andon andoniay
onjMay on Iay 16 Senators Conkling and Platt Plattsent PIRttsent Plattsent
sent their resignations to the New York YorkState YorltState YorkState
State legislature with the request that thatthey thatthey thatthey
they be accepted immediately Then be began began began ¬
gan the fight to reelect reel ct them that the theconfidence theconfid theconfidence
confidence confid nce of the State In its Senators Senatorsshould Sanli Senatorsshould ors orsshould
should be demonstrated The Conklfng ConklfngPlatt ConkUngPlatt ConklfngPlatt
Platt faction was beatgn beatn and Warner WarnerMiller WarnerMUler WarnerMiller
Miller and Elbrldge G Lapham were wereelected wereelected wereelected
elected United States Senators SenatorsPlatt SenatorsPlatt SenatorsPlatt
Platt Names a Governor GovernorIn
In this fight were developed the two twopolitical twopollt1cal twopolitical
political camps the Stalwarts and the theHalfbreeds theHalfbreoos theHalfbreeds
Halfbreeds and the party in the State Statewas Statewas Statewas
was so hopelessly split that another anotherRe anotherRepubllcan Re Republican Republlcan ¬
publlcan governor was not elected until untilthe untilthe untilthe
the election of Levi P Morton in 1S84 1S84Mr lS94Mr 1894Mr
Mr Morton was nominated by Mr Platt PlattWhen PlattWhen PtattWhen
When at the death of Garfield Arthur Arthurbecame Arthurbecame Arthurbecame
became President Conkling and Platt be believed belIe2d believed ¬
lieved that he would recognize them as asthe asthe asthe
the Republican landers of New York YorkState YorkState YorkState
State out ut the new President disappointed disappointedthem disappointedthem disappointedthem
them themConkllng themConkling themConkling
Conkling returned to his law practice practiceand practiceand practiceand
and said that he would never enter poll polltics politics polltics
tics again Piatt although occupied with withhis withhis withhis
his various business pursuits did not notgive notgive notgive
give up As soon as It was understood understoodthat understoodthat understoodthat
that Conkling was out of the game the theStalwarts theStalwarts theStalwarts
Stalwarts gathered under the banner of ofPlatt ofPlatt ofPlatt
Platt The Federal patronage was in the thehands thehands thehands
hands of Senators Miller and Lapham Laphamthe Laphamthe Laphamthe
the State leader of the Halfbreeds HalfbreedsPlatt HaltbreedsPlatt HalfbreedsPlatt
Platt as a a leader was patient parse persevering 1 parseverlag > erse erseverlng ¬
vering and nd resourceful Miller andllap andllapham and1ap and1apham andtapham
ham were no match for him in general generalship generalship generalship ¬
ship shipThe shipThe shipThe
The first blow to President Arthur rthur and andtho andtho andthe
tho Halfbreeds came in the gubernatorial gubernatorialcampaign subernatorialcampaIgn gubernatorialcampaign
campaign of 1SS2 ISSZ when after President PresidentArthur PresldentArthur PresidentArthur
Arthur had Interfered and had dictated dictatedthe dictatedo dictatednoxInatton
the noin4natlou o t1on of lila h1Secrelar Secretary Secrctar1 of the hs
Treasury Charles J Folger the Stal Stalwarts Stalwarts Stalwarts ¬
warts stayed away from the polls on onelection onelection onelection
election day and Grover Cleveland the theDemocratic theDemocratic theDemocratic
Democratic candidate was elected by by19tJOO
192000 plurality With the defeat of Pres President PresIdent PresIdent ¬
ident Arthurs candidate for governor governorthe governorthe governorthe
the Stalwarts started in to defeat Ar Arthurs Arthurs Arthurs ¬
thurs nomination to succeed himself himselfAnd hims himahiLAnd ll llAnd
And to that end Platt as leader went wentto wentto wentto
to the Chicago convention at the head of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the New York delegation to support supportBlaine supportBIlnt supportBline
Blaine Blaine was nominated nominatedBut nominatedBut nominatedBut
But Miller and the Halfbreeds were still stillin stillIn stillin
in control of the party in New York and andlooked andlooked andlooked
looked upon Platt and his friends as In Insurgenta InsJrsent8 Insirgent
surgenta Miller nominated Ira Daven Davenport Davenport ¬
port for governor in 18S6 and Davenport Davenportwas
was beaten In 1SSS Miller himself hlm elC was wasnominated wasnominated wasnominated
nominated for governor but was beaten beatenDiverted beatenDlertel beatenDiverted
Diverted to Worlds orMs Fnlr FnlrIn FnlrIn FairIn
In 1S80 1 o Senator Platt opposed New York YorkCity YorkCity YorkCity
City as a site for the Vorlds Fair on onthe onthe onthe
the ground that It would give untold pat patronage patrOf1So patrosago ¬
ronage to Tammany Many ManyRepublicans ManyRepublicansdiffered Republicans Republicansdiffered Republicalsdltrered
differed with him but but the fair went to toChicago toChicago toChicago
Chicago ChicagoBy ChicagoB ChicagoBy
By B the following year ear 1S91 Platt again againhad agaJnhad agaInhad
had secured control of the organization in inthe inthe
the State and he dominated the conven convention convention convention ¬ I
tion at Rochester that year J Sloate SloateFassett SloateFassett SloateFssett
Fassett was nominated for governor and andas andas
as a a sort of swap to the Halfbreeds al allowed allowed nIlowed ¬
lowed John W Vrooman a personal personalfriend personalrrIend personalfriend
friend of Miller to be nominated for forlieutenant torlieutenant forlieotenant
lieutenant governor Fassett was as de defeated defeated defeteth ¬
feated featedPlatt featedPltt fetethPIatt
Platt was as opposed to the renomination renominationof
of Harrison in 1S92 Harrison H rr1son was re renomlnated renominated renominated
nominated at Minneapolis in a three threecornered threecornered threecornered
cornered fight with Blame Blaine and McKinleyand lcKlnleyaDd McKinley tcKInleyand
and was defeated at the polls He wanted wantedto w nted ntedto
to make Levi p Morton President In 16 16and 100and 1896and
and opposed oppos d McKInley MeKlnleyOn McKInleyOn eJlnlel eJlnlelOn
On January 13 1 1S97 Mr Ir Platt was re returned returnoo returned ¬
turned to the United States Senate At Atthe Atthe Atthe
the Philadelphia convention in 1900 Sen Senator Senator Sonate ¬
ator ate Platt bailed the candidacy of Gay GovRoosevelt Go GoRooseveU GayRoosevelt
Roosevelt for Tlce tlcePresldent tice President against the thewishes thewishes thewishes
wishes of Senator Hanna Who favored favoredCornelius favoredCornelius favoredCornelius
Cornelius Bliss BlissWhen BlissWhen BlissWhen
When Gov B B Odell Ode Jr late in 1902 1902started 19 19started 1902started
started in to wrest the leadership of the theRepublican theRepublican theRepublican
Republican politics poUt1 s of the State from fromSenator fromSenator IronrSenator
Senator Platt the latters health was fail failing fanIng failIng ¬
ing and he liewas was an old man in strength strengthand strCl1gthand strengthand
and appearance although not in mind mindGov mindGO mindGos
Gov GO Odell succeeded in his fight and had hadhimself hadhlmsel hadhimself
himself made chairman of the Republican RepublicanState RepubUc RepublIcanState n nState
State committee For a time Senator SenatorPlatt SenatorPJatt SenatorPlatt
Platt fought a losing fight In the legis legislature legislature legislature ¬
lature but the cry ct of reform and anti antlboselsm antJbossism antibossism
bossism helped to depose the old and in install tnstall Install ¬
stall the new ne boss But he kept the legis legislature Ieg1shtture legislature ¬
lature and In 1903 was reelected to the theSenate theSenate theSenate
Senate PlUm Root present pre ent Senator in insuccession Insuccession Insuccession
succession to to Mr Platt Pl tt receiving the thevotes thevotes
votes of o just three Republicans out of ofUi
117 In the legislature legislatureFifty legislatureFifty
Fifty Years in Politics PoliticsWith loUtics iolitlcaWith
With his retirement from from the Senate on onMarch onMarch
March 4 1908 Mr Platt completed some something something something ¬
thing over half a century of political politicalactivity politicalactivity
activity For For nearly half this time he hewas hewas
was the undisputed boss of the Repub Republican Republican Republican ¬
lican party in New York State Statebut but be hewas bewas bewas
was known as the easy boss bossOn bossOn bossOn
On October 11 1003 100 Senator Platt was wasmarried wasmrried wasmarrIed
married mrried to Mrs Ms Lillian Liian T Janeway JanewayMrs Janea Janeairs JanewayMrs
Mrs irs Janeways Janewa s maiden maldenname nae was Carrie CarriPThompson Cantt CanttThompson CarrieThompson
Thompson and she was born in Portage PortageLake Port PortageLake e eLke
Lake Lke Me Ic Her first frt husband lusb1nd was a tray traveling trv trvelng traycling ¬
cling elng man named Snow from whom slit sluwas Sil Silwa slitwas
was wa divorced two years after aftr their mar marriage marrage marriage ¬
riage rage Later she married Dr Theodore TheodoreJaneway TheodoreJaneway TheodoreJaneway
Janeway Janeway of New York Dr Janeway Janewaydied Janewa Janewadied Janewaydied
died In i 1S87 1i The first Mrs Platt died In InDecember InDecember InDecember
December 1M1 1 and ad on October 11 11 1D03 1D03Senator 1901senator ll llgenator
Senator genator Platt and Mrs Janeway were weremarried weremarrie weremarried
married marriedIn marrie marriedIn
In the fall fal of 1305 1 stories of domestic domesticInfelicity domet domesticInfelicity
Infelicity tnCelciy In the Platt Plat household began to tube tobe tobe
be circulated On November 14 of that thatyear thatyeo thatyear
year yeo Daniel de Wolf Wever of the law lawfirm lawfrm lawfirm
firm frm of Marsh Mah WInslow and Wever Wevergave Wevergave Yevergave
gave out a statement that the Senator Senatorand Senatorand Senatorand
and his hi hi wife wie had that day executed a adeed adeed
deed detd of separation separton Both sides expressly expresslystated expresslstted expresslystated
stated stted that there was wa no ground gound for an anaction anacton anaction
action acton for divorce Senator Platt agreed agreedto ageed ageedto
to pay his wife wle 75000 70 In lieu leu of all al her herclaims herclaims herclaims
claims upon him and Mrs Platt agreed agreedto
to drop a suit for divorce which she he al already already already ¬
ready had begun suit against aginst him himand himand himand
and to institute Instute no other action for di divorce divorce divorce ¬
vorce against aginst him anywhere nnyhre or at any anytime anytme anytime
time tme based ba ed upon a charge of adultery adulteryUnder adulery aduleryUnder adulteryUnder
Under the agreement ageement the Senator paid paidhis pnd pndhIs paidhis
his wife wie 3000 cash csh down and and 10000 100 a ayear ayear ayear
year for five fe years ears Tioga Tiog Lodge Ldge the
100000 100 country place In i Highland Hghland Mills Millswhich M1s M1swhich Millswhich
which ii ho had given gven to his wife Wte re remained remained remalned ¬
mained In her name nameMae nameMae nameMae
Mae Catherine Wood VTood a stenographer stenographerformerly stnogapher stnogapherformerly stenographerformerly
formerly employed In the Postoffice Postofce De Department Departent Dcpartment ¬
partent partment In Washington brought several severalsuits several8UlS severalsuits
8UlS suits against Senator Platt Plat making mldn affi affidavit at amdavit ¬
davit that he had promised pf mised to marry her herand herand herand
and then In 1907 19 started stared suit sui against him himfor hImtor hintfor
for divorce dvorce Alleging eg that 1t she tad bd been
married marJed to him on November 9 190L 1L The Thesuit Te Tesuit Thesuit
suit was brought to trial tral In the Supreme SupremeCourt SupremeCourt SupremeCourt
Court the following folowing spring sring On May 21 21190S
190S 19 19 the suit sui was wa dismissed dmissed and Miss MissWood Mjg MjgWood 3fle 3fleWood
Wood was committed commited to the Tombs by byJustice byJustice byJustice
Justice OGorman OGorma on a charge of per perjury perjury perjury ¬
jury growing gowing out of her testimony testmoy She Shewas Shewas Shewas
was Indicted indicte in July of that year The Thecase Thecse Thecase
case cse has ha not been brought to trial trlaLFRIEHDS tril trilFRIENDS trialFRIENDS
FRIENDS GALL OH O STURGIS STORGISAccused STURGISAccued STURGISAccused
Accused Accued Bank Ban Embezzler Holds Hold K lds a aReception aRcepton aReception
Reception Rcepton in i Police lolce Station StationFather Stton SttonFather StationFathei
Father Father Grasp GrapI Hand of orSon Son Through TbroughIron ThroughIron ThroughIron
Iron Bars Barhlelti nr Held for Theft Theftof Tet Tetof Theftof
of S000 S000Jqhn SOOOl SOOOJohn O
0 l J JJQhn
Jqhn Ward Sturgis accused of forgery forgeryand forgeryand Qrger
and embezzlement embezlement has not been be deserted desertedby deserd deserdby desertedby
by his friends friendsIn frieds friedsIn friendsIn
In his cell at the First precinct station stationyesterday stationyesterday
ston stonyesteay
yesterday yesteay he held an impromptu ipromptu recep reception reception reception ¬
tion tho guests being friends frends of old who whowished whowished Who Whowlsbe
wished wlsbe to grasp the hand had of the prisoner prisonerand prIsonerand prisonerand
and tender their sympathy Spty for him hi in inhis Inhis Inhis
his present difficulties difcu1es First among aong the thecallers theclers thecallers
callers clers was his father Their meeting meetingwas meetng meetngwas meetingwas
was pathetic pathetc for the elder Sturgis Sturgs showed showedsigns showedsigs showedsigns
signs sigs of much suffering sufering The face fa of the theyoung te teoung theyoung
young oung man grew grave gve when he saw the thelines te telines thelines
lines of worry in his fathers face faceThe fac facT fact factThe
The T e two stood ood for several minutes with without wih wihout without ¬
out a word Wor spoken spken their hands clasped claspedand claped clapedand claspedand
and the Iron bars bar between them The Theconversation Theconversaton Theconversation
conversation conversaton between betwee father fater and son was wasin ws wsin wasin
in a low tone which was not heard hed by bythe bythe bythe
the policemen polcemen on duty in I the te cellroom cellroomWhen celroom celroomWhen cellroomWhen
When the father left left Henry E Davis Davisan Davisan Davisan
an attorney atorney who has been retained r tlne to de defend defend defend ¬
fend the confessed embezzler talked talke with withSturgis withSturgis withSturgis
Sturgis a short time tie Then friends were wereallowed wereal0wed wereallowed
allowed al0wed to see Sturgis Sturg Most of them themvrere themwere themwere
were young YOUDI men whom wh m the te bank clerk clerkhad clerkhad clerkhad
had known all al his life le There was not nota nota nota
a bank emplpye emplQ empl ye e among aong the callers callersI caers caersI
I am ready Icdy to stand the consequences consequencesof
of my acts he said 681d but I am a very verysorry ver verysorry
sorry srry for what I did He retold the thestory thestory thestory
story story of his escapade ecpade which he told In InNew InNew
New Orleans after afer his arrest arest and added addedwith adde addedwith
with a smile smie I think the th case ce has h been beengUen beengiven
given a little lte too much mucl publicity publicityHe publcl publclHe publicityHe
He arrived from New Orleans at 630 630oclock 63 630oclock
oclock in the morning in custody of ofUnited otUnited ofUnited
United States Marshal Victor Lolsel Lisel of ofNew ofNew ofNew
New Orleans Orleans At police pnce headquarters he hawas hewas hewas
was photographed photogaphed measured by the Ber Bertlllon Bertion Bertillon
tlllon tion system and his finger fnger prints print taken takenThe takenThe takenThe
The prisoner was wch Interviewed Intervl ed by Inspec Inspector Inspector Inspectar ¬
tor Robert H Boardman Boarman after which he hewas hewas hewas
was removed to the First precinct sta station station statIon ¬
tion under guard gard He is accused of the thetheft thetheft thetheft
theft of more than S000 80 from froma a Washing Washington Washington Vashgton ¬
ton bank The police pOlce of Chicago have a asimilar asimiar asimilar
similar simiar charge against him himCONSTIPATION himCONSTIPATION
100 CONSTIPATION CONSTIPATIONMUNVONS CONSTIPATIONMUNYONS N STIP A TloN TloNMUNYONS
MUNYONS MUNVONSPAWPAWPILLS MUNYONSPAWPAWPILLS MUNYONSPAWPAW
PAWPAWPILLS PAWPAWPILLSHunypns PAWPAW PAWPAW3Ions
Hunypns lIuons 3Ions Paw PawPaw PawPaw PanPaw
Paw Pills Pl are un unlike u
4 like lke all other laxa laxatives la laxatives ¬
tives tes or cathartics catharticsL ctait eathartiesThey
L They coax co the liver liverinto lver lverinto
1 into activity actvty by bygentle byeUe byd
d gentle eUe entle methods methods methodsThey
1 They do d di not scour scourthey scu scourthey
they toy do not gripe gripethey gripethey
they do not not gpe gpethey weak weaken we ween weaken ¬
en but they do dostart dGst doV
V P start st all al the secre secretions se aecrep ¬
p tions tion of the te liver liveri lver lverand liverand
PILLS PILLSwhich i and stomach stomch in i a away a away
way that tt soon juts jutsthese yutsthe putsA
A these the organs in 1 a ahealthy a ahealthy
t healthy healby condition conditionand condton condtonand conditionand
and corrects corect consti constipation conU conUption cOnsttpation ¬
pation In my opinion constipation constipationis constipaton constipatonI
is ption responsible reponble for most ailments aimet There TherePILLS Tere Terear Thereare
I are thirytwo tFiirlytwo fet feet of huan human bwe bowels bowelswhich
I ar which is israly is really a a sewer seer pipe pipe ipe When Wen this thisdigestion tis tispipe thispipe
pipe beomes becomes doged clogged the whole estem estemI system systembecomes
I becomes poisoned causing bioumes biliousness in inI indigestion
digestion digetion poisone and impure causng blood blod which wh h often oftenproduces oftenproduces oftenproduces
I produces rheumastism lbeumastism and kidney kdMy ail ailments ai au aui ¬
I i ments ment No woman oma who suffers sufer with con constipation conI constipation ¬
I stipation tpation or any av liver lver complaint complant can cn ex expect e expect ¬
i pect to have a clear ear complexion compleon or enjoy enjoygood enjoy enjozgood
good health healthMunyous h healthMunyOns < altb altbMuny
I Munyous Muny us PawPaw Pills PlI are are a tome tocieto tom tomto tometo
to the stomach liver 1ver and nerves nere They Theyinvigorate Tey Teyinvigorte Theyinvigorate
invigorate invigorte instead insed of weakenng weakening they theyenrich theyenrich theyenrich
enrich the blood instead istead of impoverish impoverishing ipoveh ipovehi impoverishjag ¬
jag i g it they enable the stomach stomac to get getput getal getaW
al aW the nouhment nourishment fom from food that thatut i iput
put ut into it itThese itI itThese
These ese pills pil contain cntai no calomel no dope dopethey dopethe dopethey
they the T are ae soothing sthing healing helng come and aligns stimulating stu stultn alignslatinz ¬
I ltn lating They school shoo1 the bowels bowes tc t act actjfithout ac acith aeyithout
jfithout ith ut phygict ph iCt Price FqcQ ZctJ 23 fc j j

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