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FIGHT IN NEW YORK
Importance of the Coming Municipal
CHANCE OF DEFEATING TAMMANY
Apprehension in the Lair of the
WAITING FOR CHOKER
Special Correspondence of The Evening Star.
NEW YORK, September 10, 1901.
Greater New York is on the eve of a
municipal campaign. Its citizens are told
that they number as many as the inhab
itants of the United States when George
Washington was chosen President. They
would make themselves believe that the oc
casion Is quite as momentous.
I hardly think this Is so, yet there Is a
keenly interesting fight ahead. Its whole
aim Is to dislodge "the absentee ruler," as
' Mr. Croker now is called. To dislodge him
the Intronchments must be taken with a
rush, for Tammany holds all the power of
municipal patronage. There is no suoh
thing as laying siege to It. The keepers of
the fortress are too well supplied with pro
Two issues are In the foreground. One Is
that of smaller municipal expenses. The
tax rate of Tammany is high. It seems
likely to become higher. This touches the
pocket-nerve of the business community.
It wakes up the large class which is willing
to tolerate a wide-open city so long as
abuses do not grow too gross. When this
large class finds that It is paying for free
and-easy municipal rule through larger
taxes it shows more kindliness toward re
The other issue is that of political part
nership with crime. This is not exactly
police partnership, because it has become
known that the police are simply the tools
of the political bosses, and sometimes the
I have been in New York at various times
when the efforts were making to reform the
city and have heard the cynical, and skep
tical comments. This is one of the times
when there is less sneering and less un
belief. Probably this result is due to the
systematic and unsensational way in which
a reformers' committee of fifteen has been
It also largely Is due to one man In an
official position who knows how to be a re
former without throwing common sense to
the winds. This man is Justice Jerome.
For months he has been after a certain
John Doe, known to the law books, but
usually hard to find in real life. Justice
Jerome has been getting closer to the John
Does who protect the pool rooms and share
the proceeds of crime officially protected.
East Side He?entful.
In the densely populated East Side, even
on the Bowery, a vague appreciation is
shown by the poor people who have been
compelled to tolerate the social vice. With
this knowledge has come something like
resentment against the district leaders and
other bosses, who are the protectors of
vice, and receive their pay for this pro
tection. The feeling is not yet a political
revolt, only a vague uneasiness In the dis
tricts where Tammany heretofore has been
invincible. With a tendency In these dense
ly populated sections of the city not to
look on municipal reform as conceived in
hostility to them there is a genuine pros
pect of an anti-Tammany movement mak
ing headway on the live Issue of purer mu
nicipal government. Low taxes cannot be
made much of an issue on the East Sid? or
in the Bowery.
The simple question now is whether the
combined opposition will succeed in fusing
itself into a single non-partisan organiza
tion for the campaign for mayor. There
are discordant elements and forces which
have little sympathy with one another.
Knowing the difficulty of uniting this kind
of opposition, I have been surprised at the
hopefulness of the anti-Tammany leaders.
A banker in lower Broadway who lends
his name to municipal reform movements
and always follows it with a check told
me he thought there was a good prospect
of a union movement which would defeat
Even Chance Asalnat Tammany.
At the Fifth Avenue Hotel a group of
local republicans who have not much sym
pathy with independent politics were prais
ing Senator Piatt for supporting a fusion
ticket. They united In saying that with
genuine fusion there was "an even chance"
of dethroning King Richard Croker.
The same words were used by one of the
Tammany underleaders at the city hall. He
put it in a little different way. "We have
an even chance," he said, "of staying in."
This man formerly held a position in Wash
ington. He was complaining of his pres
ent hard task as compared with the leisure
and comfort of the political Job at the na
tional capital. "I never get home," he
continued, "until 2 o'clock in the morning.
If it isn't our own primaries the reformers
are stirring up something which keeps us
busy. There is no rest for a man who
holds a place here under Tammany. The
organization has to fight to live. I wish 1
was back at the capital."
Years ago during a heated and uncertain
contest in New York I spent a couple of
days with this man visiting the Tammany
strongholds and had reason to value his
Insight into local political conditions. That
was a campaign in which the reformers
were badly routed and Tammany won all
along the line. Until the day of election
the common opinion had been otherwise,
but this worker from the first told me
what the result would be and gave his
reasons. To have him say now that Tam
many only has an even chance of staying
in was a flash of light on the underlying
He confessed that there Is unrest and
discontent, and that in several assembly
districts the ground Is likely to sink under
the weight of Tammany because of the
distrust of the poorer classes of the peo
ple. As a loyal party man he hopes that
this will not happen, and he has much
faith in Croker's ability to soothe the
growing distrust, but he does not deceive
himself as to the danger. He told me that
Tammany's "even chance" was based on
the improbability of a genuine union of the
forces which are against it, and also on
the hope that the opposition will stand for
extreme puritan ideas in its efforts to win
good municipal government. "They can't
make a Philadelphia out of New York," he
said, "and we know, too, that they can't
elect anybody but a democrat mayor of
! this city. The Citizens' Union wants Seth
I Low, who is a republican, but we know
that lots of the rich democrats who are
against us won't vote for a republican
mayor. Most of the rich democrats," he
added, "are against Tammany, though they
oughtn't to be."
Poor Kamei Proponed.
The Tammany view that the purpose of
the Citizens' Union, which is a non-par
tisan body, Is to nominate Mr. Low is not
fully borne out by the facts. His was one
of four names proposed. The three others
w?*re George L. Rives, George Foster Pea
body and former Representative John De
Witt Warner, all democrats. Mr. Low has
the good will of a very large independent
element In New York city, yet it is quite
true that many democrats who are antl
Tummany would not support him at all,
while others would be lukewarm.
Yet the democrats named by the Citizens'
Union did not come up to popular expecta
tion as affording a wide enough choice.
This was recognized, and now the union is
acting with other anti-Tammany organiza
tions. There are more than a dozen of
these which have named representatives to
form a kind of central committee. Com
plaint is made that theer are too many
republicans on this committee, but It is not
Just. They are outnumbered by representa
tives of different German organizations.
The net result is that the list of available
citizens from whom a mayor and other
municipal officials may be chosen is en
larged. Among all the names they ought
to be able to find the right man.
Wire pulling goes on among these anti
Tammany organizations Just as with ma
chine politics. Some of the best citizens of
New York are not willing to accept a nom
ination for mayor. Some passably good
citizens are not only willing to accept it.
Ibut are ambitious to be the candidate.
Their friends do the wire pulling for them.
Hence the contention behind the scenes.
Bat when the curtain goes up It may he
on a united anti-Tammany opposition pre
senting an acceptable man.
Mr. Warner*! Candidacy.
The most willing of the candidates has
been John DeWItt Warner. When he was
in Congress Mr. Warner was not in the
habit of taking a back seat. The same has
been true of him In municipal reform move
ments where his zeal and aggressiveness
have been useful. He supported Bryan last
year on the anti-imperialism platform.
When his name was suggested many re
publicans began to declare that while they
were willing to vote for a democrat for
mayor, they ought not to be asked to cast
their ballots for a Brvanite democrat. Since
the attempt on President McKinley'a lifo
the sentiment against Mr. Warner has
grown stronger. He is identified with so
many isms that objection is made to him
as an unfit man for the suffrages of the
people of New York at a time when isms
are leading to anarchy. Naturally Mr.
Warner's friends combat this objection.
They urge his claim more especially on the
ground of the eagerness of his German
supporters. The German's tendency is to
go almost unanimously against Tammany,
but there is no ground for saying that
John DeWitt Warner is the only man for
whom they will vote. That would be to
say that they think more of one man than
of rescuing greater New York from the
claws of the tiger.
The Coler Movement.
The most intriguing was done to secure
a non-partisan indorsement for Controller
Coler. His record is good and in ordinary
circumstances he might be entitled" to a
non-partisan nomination. But the preaent
are extraordinary circumstances, and it is
only by an extraordinary effort that Tam
many can be routed. The controller's polit
ical ambition seems to have run away
with him. Seeking an anti-Tammany nom
ination, he tried to hold himself in a posi
tion to get the Tammany indorsement if
the former failed him.
In the present state of municipal gov
ernment the man who is willing to become
the Tammany candidate for mayor is not
fit to be the anti-Tammany standard
bearer. In spite of influential friends ^the
non-partisan movement ha3 passed by Con
Senator Piatt is credited with being the
chief cause of the controller's unavailabil
ity. The senator let It be known that the
republican organization which recognizes
him as its head would accept any candi
date except Coler. He was able to state
grounds on which they should not be ask
ed to support him which even a mugwump
admitted were good grounds. It Is charged
that the senator's purpose has been to
secure the nomination of Seth Low and
then to have him defeated at the polls In
revenge for Low's action In running as
the independent candidate In 18D7, when
Gen. B. F. Tracy was the regular republi
can nominee. Between them Low and
Tracy poled enough votes to defeat Van
Wyck. This year Senator Piatt has given
his critics no reason for fault-finding, and
they are not justified in attributing mo
tives to him. Privately he is said to favor
the nomination of some strong business
democrat, but he keeps quiet, lest It be
said that he Is trying to dictate to the in
Watting for Crolter's Decision.
When Croker gets back In a few days
Tammany will have a hint as to who will
be its next candidate for mayor. It Is sig
nificant of his sway that no one In the
organization today has the least idea
whom "the absentee ruler" will pick out
for them. It also should be stated that
this is a tribute to their faith In Croker's
Judgment being better than their own.
Some of them in a meek and apologetic
way have said that the controller would
suit the wigwam, but If King Richard
frowns when he steps ashore, within two
minutes thereafter all of them will be tak
ing a kick at Coler.
With Mr. Croker it will be necessarily a
matter of cold-blooded politics. He hates
Coler. That was shown last year when
he stamped out the movement to make the
controller a candidate for governor. But
If he finds that Tammany only can keep In
power by taking up the controller his own
personal hostility will not stand in the
way. . .
Hugh McLaughlin, the veteran demo
cratic boss of Brooklyn, takes much stock
in Coler as a likely young man whose am
bition should be encouraged, and who will
gradually free himself from his anti-ma
chine notions as he finds how useful the
machine Is to whoever has political ambi
tions. McLaughlin wanted him nominated
Coler has personal popularity In Brook
lyn, which Is his home, and he would make
a good run there. This In Itself would not
be enough to ofTset his weakness in New
York city or Manhattan borough. From
the comment heard I doubt whether he
would gain the support of the Independent
element which praised him when he was
abusing Croker and fighting Tammany's
municipal jobbery. This class seems to
think that a Tammany candidate could
not rise above the source from which he
drew his strength, and that as mayor he
would continue Tammany abuses and priv
ileges. The warriors must think so, too, or
otherwise they would not be ready to sup
The Hewitt Campaign.
Once it has happened that in order to
save itself Tammany has elected a mayor
who was not In sympathy with the organi
zation and who was not controlled by it
after his el action. This was when Abram
S. Hewitt was chosen In the campaign in
which Henry George and Theodore Roose
velt were his opponents. That was a des
perate situation, but the day was saved
for Tammany by Hewitt. Mr. Hewitt was
an exceptional man and his independence
in office was not questioned. Yet he did
not prove to be an extra good mayor. His
eccentricltes Interefered with his useful
ness. However, no one with whom I have
talked credits Controller Coler with being
another Abram S. Hewitt, either in force of
character or In independence of conviction.
Some of the Tammany district leaders
have the Idea that Croker's personal hos
tility to Coler may coincide with his polit
ical judgment that the controller Is not the
strongest candidate for the organization In
a campaign like the coming one. if that
proves to be the case they can only guess
who will be his choice, and they have not
much material for guesswork. They real
ize that it will not be a machine politician
such as Van Wyck was when he was
chosen. At that time with the opposition
split Tammany could take one of Its own
men. This year with the probability of the
opposition united Tammany must have a
care. Possibly the choice will be a leading
democratic business man or financier. "The
absentee ruler" will be home In a few
days. After he has had time to look
around him the cue will be given and then
it will be known who is to be the Tam
many candidate for mayor.
CHARLES M. PEPPER.
raiiiahment (or Murderous Amsanlt.
To the Editor of The Evening Star:
The excellent suggestion is made that
even an attempt to murder the President
of the United States be made punishable
with death. I would like to go further and
suggest that all determined attempts to
commit murder, resulting in bodily harm to
the victim, be made punishable with death.
The state of our law on the subject has al
ways seemed to me to be a rank absurdity,
or worse. Suppose a case in which a des
perate villain makes all preparations for
murder, shoots or stabs the object of his
malice, Inflicting wounds causing dire suf
fering and loss of health or limb. By some
miracle of surgery the wounded person Is
rescued from the brink of the grave, with
out the slightest merit on the part of the
Intended assassin, who may be unrepentant
and bitterly disappointed at his failure. Yet
this criminal escapes with comparatively
few yeara of imprisonment, and is let loose,
to complete his crime. If he wishes.
Let us suppose the opposite case. In which
by the hasty use of a fatal weapon, a man
wounds another slightly, and by blood
poisoning, or the lack of good surgery, or
some other cause utterly beyond the con
trol of the assailant, the wounded person
dies within a year and a-day. The law In
this case says that the murderer shall suf
fer death. Yet surely the civil as well as
moral guilt of the overt act in the first
supposed case is as great as In the second.
I have never heard the slightest excuse
offered for this inconsistency In the law,
except that possibly an intending mur
derer might desist from "finishing off" his
victim after the first assault, by reflecting
that If he desists, he may escape the death
penalty, whereas, if he thought he would
be hung anyhow, he would complete the
crime once begun. This seems to me too
unlikely and too fantastic to be weighed
against the certain advantages of getting
rid once for all of such wretches, for ex
ample, as the assailants of President Mc
Kinley. Any mitigating circumstances In
the case of a mere attempt to murder
would be sure to be weighed by the jury
and by the pardoning power, as In other
cases, so that no undue harshness need be
feared In the execution of such a law.
? HATER OF CRIME.
PROVINCE OF TAYABAS
REPORT AS TO ITS EXTESY AMD RE
Twice the Slse of Rhode Island and
Three Times mm Large a Popu
lation as >eVadd.
From official material compiled In the di
vision of insular affairs -,of ^he War De
partment the following abstract has been
prepared concerning: the ^rovirfce of Taya
bas, which occupies the western of the
two great peninsulas which terminate
southeastern Luzon. It has an area of 2,334
square miles, with an acreage of 1,483,760,
or over twice the size of Rhode Island and
but twenty-six square miles less than Dela
There Is a main central chain of moun
tains which sends out lateral ranges to
ward the Pacific Vlsayan and Mindoro
seacoasts and ranges In elevation from 400
to 2,250 feet. The Tayabas river, the largest
stream, has from six to thirteen feet depth
near its mouth, and is frequented by the
prahos and cascos used In coastwise trade.
The shores of this province are indented
by three of the largest and finest bays In
the archipelago, that of Lamon, on the Pa
cific side, opening thirty-one miles to the
ocean and extending twenty-five miles in
land, being well protected by the Islands
of Calbalete and Alabat, which lie off Its
entrance. Ragay bay, with a frontage of
fifty miles and an Inland trend of seventy
five, is indented with smaller bays In which
vessels may find shelter. Tayabas bay, the
third, opens eighty-three miles along the
south shore and entirely within the limits
of the province. It also has a number of
smaller bays along its coast. ,
Its Town* and VillaaeM.
Its population is 109,7S0, more than Wyo
ming, nearly as much as Delaware, and
three times that of Nevada. The lnhablt
antsare Tagalog and Micols, both languages
being spoken. There are 23 towns and
425 villages, besides rural settlements. The
capital, Lucena, a port of entry, telegraph
and military station, with a population of
10,712, the second in size In the province, is
well built. It lies on the northwest coast
of the great Tayabas bay and is in road
and telegraph communication with Manila.
Attimonan is a port of entry, telegraph and
military station, with 10,712 inhabitants.
Tayabas, the capital under Spanish Juris
diction, a telegraph and military station
eight miles north of the present capital,
established by the Philippine commission.
Is the largest town In the province, having
a population of 16,900. There are eighteen
towns with from 2.000 to 10,000 inhabitants.
There are eight dependent islands, Alabat.
the largest, being sixty square miles in
area. The numerous fertile and well-water
ed valleys which descend In terraces from
the mountain ranges have many plantations
of rice, sugar cane and coffee, which are
the staples. A special product is a seed
called lumban, from which is made a dry
A Medicinal Tree.
Indications of coal are found in several
parts of the province. Among many val
uable woods the dumgal may be mentioned.
This tree produces a bitter wood, from
which cups are made, and has a medicinal
value. Water standing in the cups in a
few hours acquires a taste and effect simi
lar to quinine.
The inhabitants are largely engaged In
the manufacture of hats, cigar cases and
boxes. More than 300 looms are operated
In weaving hemp and pineapple fiber. There
are also forty mills engaged in making oil
from the c'ocoanut. Many of the towns
have dock and boat building facilities.
The operations of the expeditionary bri
gade of Brigadier General Theodore
Schwan, U. 8. V., commanding, in the
provinces of Cavlte, Batangas, Laguna and
Tayabas. January 4 to February 8, 1900,
accomplished. In addition to the dispersion
of the Insurgents, the relief of the Ameri
can and Spanish prisoners held at Guinay
angan. After the organization of the de
partment of Southern Luzon, April 7, 1900,
Tayabas being in the first district, the ac
tive movements of the troops were devoted
t<> the breaking up of the guerrilla bands
which had taken refuge In the mountains.
This put an end to organized resistance In
The province of Tayabas was created by
enactment of the Philippine commission
dated March 12, 1901, with the following
provincial officers: Governor, $1,000: secre
tary. $1,100; treasurer, $2,200; supervisor,
$1,800; fiscal, $1,350.
Maryland Republican* Take Action on
His Recent Utterances.
Special Correspondence of The Kvening Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., September 11. 1001.
The republicans of Kensington held a
meeting last evening In the Opera House
at that place for the purpose of expressing
their indignation at the utterances attrib
uted to Senator George L. Wellington in
regard to the recent attempt upon the life
of President McKinley. Mr. C. W. Clum,
mayor of Kensington, presided and there
was a good attendance of substantial mem
bers of the party.
Mr. J. W. Buck, at whose Instance the
meeting was held, called the meeting to
order. He made a brief address, In which
he said some very uncomplimentary things
about Senator Wellington and stated that
he hoped and believed that meetings sim
ilar to the Kensington meeting would be
held all over the state to let the people of
the country know that the citizens of Mary
land repudiate and abhor Senator Welling
ton and his sentiments.
Mr. H. L. McQueen followed. He said
that Senator Wellington is so well known
and so little respected that no serious at
tention should be paid to anything he
might say. He proceeded to discuss ways
and means of ridding the country of an
archists, suggesting that the citizens take
the matter in hand, appoint vigilance com
mittees to notify these objectionable char
acters to leave the country and if they re
fuse to comply, resort to "white-capping."
Mr. J. W. Townsend also spoke and paid
his respects to the senior senator.
A committee, consisting of Messrs. J. W.
Buck, Albert S. Gatley and J. W. Town
send, was appointed to draft resolutions,
which after reciting certain expressions had
appeared in the public prints as views of
George L. Wellington, a United States Sen
ator from the State of Maryland, in regard
to the shocking attempt to murder the
President of the United States; and that
sixty-four hours had elapsed and no denial,
modification or repudiation thereof had yet
appeared, declared that as citizens of Mary
land, they avowed a feeling of horror at
the tone and sentiments of Wellington, and
expressed their belief that one so lost to
the ordinary Impulses which govern repu
table men ought no longer to sit In the
councils of the state or nation. It was fur
ther declared that the state central commit
tee of the republican party of Mary
land ought to take steps to have the Sen
ate expel Wellington from all offices held
by virtue of the suffrages of the people or
their representatives, or, falling in that, to
make known to the world the utter abhor
rence of the man and his sentiments felt
by Maryland republicans.
It was also resolved to tender to the
President, Mts. McKinley and the family
profound sympathy In their affliction and
to renew devotion to them in any and all
ways, sincerely praying that the President
may speedily recover; and
A copy of the resolutions will be sent to
Secretary Cortelyou to be presented to the
President at the proper time.**
Views on the Anarchists.
lb the Editor of The Evening Start ?
On Friday evening, September 6, we re
ceived the news of the tragedy at Buffalo,
In which the President had fallen the vic
tim of red-handed. Insidious anarohy, in
the form of the treacherous would-be as
sassin. Such a catastrophe as this oan be
but a discredit to this country, and but the
inevitable end of Its leniency in dealing
with these enemies to society, who curse
it with every breath. They cry, "Tyranny
and oppression!" and are themselves but a
blight upon the page of history, but the
hideous worm which eats out the heart of
the liberty in which it thrives and which
has Indeed protected and sheltered it In its
The time has come when it must be curb
ed. We say with Cicero?'"Quo usque tan
dem abutere patlentia nostra? Quem ad
ftnem sese Jactabit tua affrenata audacia?"
The time Is arrived when some steps should
be taken appropriate to meet the exigencies
W. B. MOSES & SONS. W. B. MOSES & SONS.
W. B. MOSES & SONS.
?The standard of construc
tion that's observed here in
regular stock is a standard
we never fall from. With
all the immense quantities
of goods bought for this
sale not a piece is less good
in make and finish than
what you'll find here in reg
ular stocks. So much for
quality?price takes the
other side. We've never
asked less for furniture?never been able to unless it might have
been on some single piece that opportunity put in our way at a price.
Sometimes half the manufacturers' cost?rarely much more?on
thousands of dollars' wrorth of furniture that ranked with the best in
the world when first shown last spring?and is as worthful to you
now as it was then.
Every Couch in the house is reduced for
this sale. Here are just a few ideas:
neid Oouch, raised velour, all
hair $48.00 $35.00
Head Couch, tapestry cover, all
hair 38.00 25.00
Head Box Couch, blue denim.... 30.00 24.50
Head Couch, velour, all hair 27.00 21.75
Folding Bed Couch, yelour, all
hair $22.50 $17.85
Head Box Couch, tapestry, all
hair 26.00 16.00
Bed Box Couch, elastic felt
cushion 18.00 15.20
Mahogany Table for $3.65.
It'll compare with many at
double the price. Dainty, well
designed ? inlaid in holly,
mother of pearl and pear.
Table for $1.00.
In quartered oak and mahog
any finish?highly polished.
Table for $1.20.
Quartered golden oak and
mahogany finish?well made
The Rug Sale has taken firm hold in every economical house
hold in Washington. All these needs that have accumulated wait
ing such an opportunity are brought to us now to be filled. You reap a bargain harvest that's rare
when you buy at such prices.
White Mahogany Inlaid TaWe.. .$15.00 $7.50
Gold Talile 2M.(?0 21.00
Onyx G?.ld Talde *5.00 33.75
(.?old Talile 75.00 50.oo
Vernls Martin Tabic 27.0O 2O.50
Mahogany Jewel Table 12.50 8.50
Mahogany Table 20.00 14 K5
Art Nouveau Table 30.00 22 50
Australian Plum Table 20.00 14.75
Mahogany Curio Cabinet 38.00 27.50
Mahogany Inlaid Jewel Cabinet.. 40.00 29.t?0
Mahogany Work Table 15.00 7.50
Mahogany Inlaid Table 13.00 11.75
Mahogany Inlaid Table 27.00 20.00
Mahogany Inlaid Kidney Table.. 32.00 23.75
Mahogany Inlaid Table 23.U) 17.00
Mahogany-finish Inlaid Table.... 24.00 18 50
Mahogany Table 15.00 !L75
Mahogany Talde 8.50 C8o
Mahogany Table 8.50 7.15
Wrought Iron Frame Table 7.50 5.50
Golden Oak Table 5.50 4.25
Maple Table 4.00 2.116
Golden Oak Table. 3.80 2.75
Mahogany-finish Table 2.00 1.25
Golden l>ak Table 4.00 3.60
Flemish Oak Library Table 65.00 38.75
Belgian Oak IJbrary Table 24.00 14.00
Mahogany-finish Table 9.50 7.25
Golden Oak Tea Table 6.00 4.15
Golden Oak Library Table 14.00 10 50
Flemish Oak Library Table 18.00 14 76
Birch Table 6.00 5.95
Wedgewood Table 8.00 0.95
Oak Table 6 00 S.?
Mahogany Table ? 8.50 5.95
Golden Oak Table 10.00 7.85
Mahogany Library Table 85.00 71.50
Golden Oak Tabl? 7.00 5.75
Mahogany Tea Table 8.O0 6.75
Mahogany Tea Table 10 50 8.75
Mahogany Tea Table 8.50 5.50
WORTH. SALE PRICB.
6 ft. by 9 ft $12.50 $8.50
7 ft. 6 in. by 10 ft. 6 in $17 50 $10.50
9 ft. by 12 ft $22.50 $12.50
WORTH. SALE PRTOB.
30 in. by 60 in $2.75 $1.65
36 m. by 72 in $4.00 $2.50
4 ft. by 7 ft $6.75 $4.50
6 ft. by 9 ft $12.50 $9.50
7 ft. 6 in. by 10 ft. 6 in $17 50 $12.50
9 ft. by 12 ft $22.50 $15.00
WORTH. SALE PRICE.
9 ft. by 12 ft.
8 ft. 3 in. by 10 ft. 6 in $27.50
9 ft. by 12 ft $32.50
3 ft. by 9 ft $11.00
3 ft. by 12 ft $14.00
3 ft. by 15 ft $17.00
6 ft. by 9 ft $20.00
7 ft. 6 in. by 10 ft. 6 in $32.00
9 ft. by 12 ft $44 50
9 ft. by 15 ft S57.00
12 ft. by 15 ft $75.00
Cor. 11 thi
of such a situation as now presents itself
to us?Indeed to more effectively prevent
the possibility of such an occurrence In the
future. The assassination of President Lin
coln, followed by that of Garfield, should
have taught the lesson of the necessity of
affording more safeguards for the preserva
tion of the President's life. At present the
punishment for such an offense is such as
is prescribed by the codes of the several
states. If Mr. McKlnley dies, the penalty
will be death; if he survives, the extreme
penalty will be ten years In the peniten
tiary. with a commutation of three and
one-half years for good behavior. Such Is
the present condition. Anarchists are al
lowed to organize and teach throughout the
land their nefarious doctrines, with no In
tervention whatever on the part of the au
thorities, with no law to prevent them.
Certainly it Is within the power of Con
gress to enact a law to meet this situation.
Anarchy is a dangerous factor in sociology
to deal with; it has thousands of disciples
in this country and its whole and avowed
aim is to undermine the stability of our
government. It has reached the realization
of one of its desires, our nation's head lies
stricken by its fangs, while we see the an
archistic societies of New Jersey, and Kan
sas as well, holding meetings of exultation,
their only regret and that of the assassin
being that the President still lives.
The attack on the President was not
aimed at the man, but at the government
as such, and for that reason should be
classed as treason. The harboring and
sheltering of avowed anarchists in our
midst is not the wise administration of
liberty, but national recklessness. When
Congress convenes in December, and public
excitement shall have subsided, this mat
ter should be taken up for earnest con
sideration and finally disposed of In such a
way as to insure public men more protec
tion In the discharge of public duties and at
the same time rid the country, as far as
possible, of these anarchists, the outcasts
of all countries, whose sole mission is but
to destroy that which the experience and
wisdom of the ages has taught to be neces
sarv and for the best temporal good of
mankind. JOHN F. BETHUNE.
To the Editor of The Evening Star:
The attack upon the President should
cause Congress, first, to enact laws to pre
vent Immigration of anarchists to this
country,^ and possibly to deport some of
those already here; second, to grant in
creased appropriations for the police and
secret service forces, so as to throttle and
punish such conspirators before they Tiave
a chance to commit crime. An ounce of
prevention Is worth a pound of cure. To
deal with crimes hatched In secret one good
detective Is worth more than a thousand
soldiers. One other change in the law
should also be made. Assault with intent
to kill should be punished more severely,
especially when a dangerous wound is in
flicted. Under existing laws every anarch
ist and every person who with evil intent
attends a meeting of anarchists could be
punished for conspiracy if sufficient evi
dence could be obtained. The object of an
archism is murder, and all organized an
archists conspire to commit murder. They
are guilty of criminal conspiracy, whether
murder is actually committed or not. The
courts have held that at common law crim
inal conspiracy may exist without being
followed by any overt act. Under a charge
of conjpiracy any meeting of anarchists
may be broken up by the police. To deal
with the secret meetings and prove con
spiracy would be work for shrewd de
tectives. Anarchism may be suppressed
without any radical changes in the law?
certainly without resort to lynching.
THOMAS W. GILMER.
Boy Stole a Bicycle.
Clarence Page, a small colored boy,
pleaded guilty to stealing a bicycle valued
at $10 from Martin Burger. Judge Scott
placed him in the oare of the board of
children's guardians for thirty days.
Edward Smith, colored, was today held
by Judge Soott in 9000 bonds for the action
of the grand Jury to answer the charge of
stealing a gold-filled watch from the per
son of John M. Wuiia.
more: messages of condolence.
LI Ilungr Chans Eiprenne* His Sympa
thy and His Hope*.
Additional messages of condolence were
received at the State Department today.
Among them were the following:
From United States Minister Conger at
"Earl Li, on behalf of himself and gov
ernment, sends sympathy and prayers for
the President's recovery."
From Bedford, England:
"Corporation and people of Bedford deep
ly sympathize with Americans and hope
President may speedily recover."
From Mayor Lupton of Bradford, Eng
"Mayor, aldermen and citizens of Brad
ford, England, in council, passed resolu
tions of deep sympathy with the President
and the American people for outrage on
President. Praying his life may bo
From Regency Republic, San Marino:
"Regency Republic, San Marino, express
es horror at attempt on your . illustrious
President's life, and entertains good hope
of his recovery."
From Paul R. deAmaral, Brazilian charge
"I am desired by the minister of foreign
relations of Brazil to convey to your ex
cellency, on behalf of the government of
the republic, the expressions of his keenest
grief and deep-felt sympathy at the heinous
attempt of which the President of the
United States was victim, and his earnest
hope that Mr. McKinley's valuable life may
The State Department has received the
following from Mr. Iddings, charge d'af
faires, United States embassy at Rome,
"Adee's dispatch indicating improvement
received this morning. Much sympathy for
President continues expressed. Many in
quiries at embassy. All ministers of the
government?save, perhaps, one?have per
sonally called or have telegraphed to ex
press horror of crime, their sincere wishes
for President's recovery and warm sym
pathy with American people."
The following is from Count Turin, the
Italian king's cousin, who spent some time
recently in the United States:
"Horrified at the attempt, I beg your ex
cellency to accept my keenest sympathy for
the speedy recovery of Mr. President of the
(Signed) VITTORIA EMANUELE, King.
"Savola Conte dl Turino."
The department has also received partic
ularly sympathetic telegrams from Prlnettl.
minister for foreign affairs; Ouido Bacelli
of the department of commerce; Italian
grand master of Free Masons, Monarch lal
Association of Casteggl, Waldesean Ameri
can Missionary Church of Forano Sablno,
various political organizations and even
members of the pope's family.
The embassy book contains names of sen
ators, deputies, municipal officers of Rome,
representatives from all the embassies, and
many traveler telegrams have also been
received from many members of the diplo
matic corps who are out of Rome.
From Julio Alias, Ecuadorian minister
for foreign affairs:
"The government and people of Ecuador
sincerely deplore the calamity that has be
fallen the chief magistrate of your great
republic, victim of a monstrous attempt,
and make wishes for his recovery. Be
pleased to receive these wishes and convey
them to the government and people of the
United States and to the most excellent Mr.
Mary Johnson, the two-months-old child
of Ella Johnson of S3 Garfield alley south
west. died yesterday afternoon without
medicel attention. The coroner has been
Will Be Here Tomorrow
With His Consumption and
DR. ROBERT KOCH. DR. EDWARD KOCH.
HAYING RETURNED FROM EUROPE, I AM
NOW PREPARED TO SAY THAT I POSI
TIVELY CORE CONSUMPTION AND ASTHMA
BY MY LATEST INHALATION PROCESS.
I have for years studied night and day perfecting
my wonderful treatment for the cure of these dis
eases. The old method of Injecting the tuber
culins medicine Is now little used, but by the hm
of my wonderful Inhalation Apparatus the healing
oils, combined with the Koch tubercullne. which
kill the germs, are thrown Into oily vapors so they
can he breathed into the air tubes of the lungs, aud
the efTect Is wonderful; it heals up the sore places
and gives new life to patlenU having lung dis
It stands alone as the only euro for that fatal
This terrible disease steals upon its victims like
a thief In the night, and before be In aware of his
trne condition his catarrhal discharge has so
poisoned the air tubes of the lungs that they be
gin to break away and decay, and he b'^comes an
unwilling slave to Its ruinous consequences. Con
sumption generally begins as an ordinary catarrh
in the nose or throat, the discharge of which drops
down into the air passages, especially at night,
while asleep, until they, too, are infected, when
the following symptoms are present: There is a
constant hawking and spitting, tickling in the
throat, causing frequent attempts to clear it; rais
ing tough or yellow mucus, sometimes pressure
across the chest, a languid, tired feeling, head
ache, dizziness, and in later stages a loss of flesh.
Indeed, catarrh Is well known to be a certain
forerunner of consumption, asthma, bronchitis and
deafness. Consultation, examination and one treat
ment free. Remember the number, 627 E strMt
n.w., Washington. D. C.
Lacked Terminal Facilities,
From the Milwaukee Sentinel.
"I want to tell you a good on?," and Dr.
George H. Ide's eyes sparkled and the
muscles of hla anatomy gathered and re
laxed and gathered and relaxed again.
"In a church not a thousand miles from
Milwaukee a railroad conductor attended
services recently. It was the first time he
had ever been seen In the church, and hla
presence caused quite a stir. The minister
preached his sermon, and thea, reluctant to
lose the opportunity to make a lasting Im
pression, he traveled over the same ground
In language more Impressive, and spun his
discourse out Into unwarranted length.
"When the service ended one of my dea?
that Is, one of the deaoons of the churoh?
watted for the railroader, and, accosting
" 'How did you like the sermon?"
" 'It was all right.'
" 'You enjoyed it, did youT
" 'Yes, it was a very good sermon.'
" 'I suppose we shall have the pleasure
of seeing you at our church again?'
" 'I don't know; I may come. There's
only one trouble with that parson of youra*
" 'And. pray, what is thatr
" 'He doesn't appear to have very good
"The deacon had nothing further to say.**
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