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TUSSLE WITH TRUSTS
Struggle Before the New York
SITUATION IS DELICATE
COUNTRY DELEGATES MAY BE
HARD TO MANAGE.
The Organization is Complete and the
Leaders Can Hold Them
gp."la1 Fr,m a Staff ('orreimrndient.
SARAT OGA, N. Y., Septe'mher 22.-The
trust question is intruding its ugly head to
mar the serenity of the impending repub
lican state convention. The country dele
gate is getting "a bit skittish and allows as
how he doesn't like the looks of things,"
but he dqubtless will be brought to a realiz
ing sense of the heinousness of rebellion In
due time and discipline will be maintained.
In American politics there is no more In
teresting institution than the republican
machine of the state of New York. The
republican party of the empire state is per
fectly organized with a code of party disci
pline as inexorable as the laws of the Medes
and Persians. The organization extends to
the minutest detail, and like a well-regu
lated system of machinery each part of the
organization performs its appointed func
tion in harmony with the whole and in re
sponse to the central motive power.
The convention which meets here tomor
row Is to nominate a governor, lieutenant
governor and state ticket. There will be
974 delegates in the meeting. They will
come in county delegations, each county
sending a certain number 'of delegates,
based on the vote for the presidency in 1900.
Every county delegation has a chairman,
who is the leader of the county-call him
"boss" of the county for convenience sake
and not offensively. In turn each assem
bly district has a "boss," with minor bosses
in every election district in that assembly
The Central Organization.
Above all this array of political lieuten
ants stands the state central committee,
composed of the member from each con
gressional district, who are superior in rank
to the county bosses.
The chairman of the state central commit
tee reports to the commander-in-chief of
the political forces of the state, United
States Senator Thomas C. Platt, the mas
ter mind of New York politics. He, with
his dear old friend and side partner, Sena
tor Matthew Stanley Quay of Pennsylvania,
can wield power in national conventions
and cause the great republican boss of the
nation, the chairman of the national com
mittee, to give heed to their suggestions.
Weeks in advance of a state convention like
this one the leaders get together and dis
cuss candidates and platforms. Early in
the proceedings it was decided to renomi
nate Governor Odell. A little while later
it was concluded not to renominate Lieuten
ant Governor Woodruff. For a few weeks
there was a pause, while this candidate and
that one came forward, until one evening
the leaders got together again and suggest
ed that George R. Sheldon might be an
Mr. Sheldon is a hanker and is said to be
allied with several great financial institu
t'ons popularly called "trusts." Inme
diately came a howl from up-country. The
rural managers feared that Mr. Sheldon's
business connentions might projudice him
with the plain peolde. It is hinted that the
rumble was also heard in Oyster Bay, too.
But up to present writing there has been no
indication of the change of opinion among
- the leaders on the question of Mr. Sheldon's
Mr. Woodruff's Position.
Now comes Mr. Tim Woodruff, the dis
carded lieutenant governor, with the counter
proposition. He' won a signal victory in the
recent primary elections and *ith 130 dele
gates is on hand with a candidate of his
own, Sheriff Dike, but ready at ary time,
. t.is said, to expect a renomination h!tnself.
Mr. Woodruff, it is said, views with alarm
the possible Interjection of the trust c,ues
tion through the candidacy of Mr. Sheldon,
but as Mr. Woodruff himself is charged
with having toyed with the trusts his ap
prehensions strike the others as incongru
ous. Mr. Woodruff probably is playing for
recognition and to keep himself in the party
All the big leaders arrived Saturday.
Senator I'latt. Senator l>epew, Chairman
Dunn of the state committee (who is to
suceecd Represcntative Ray in the House
of Reprnsentativehi ,"pru sentative Sereno
E. Payne . who for years has pr'-sided ov'er
the commihtter 'on rtsolutions; the rnembers
of the state committee and various boscSs
Sun:day was Fpernt in conirferences and gen
cral talkh. Thi- ig p)iazz' (of the United
States hius' w.as thir.nged with a crowd of
distingu is I I loking. w.'ll dress d rnen.
For thi si me. n re pri se~rt thie cream of the
great repawiian party' of this great state'.
in his cas ae lross theo lawn Senat,ar
Plat t talk.d wiait h m n whom he sen,t for.
Occ'asionay the famous lead, r woal .1 stril
, do th: piazza, a bit feeble. in body. but
with his gr. at p'lit i,al mind still keen and
his thin ha nd still main taining a grasp of
Steel on the throttl,' of the' l,litical engine.
.The go'. .tir portion of the .74 delegatefs
who will '' trp se the c''nvtentlon nevyer
spoke to Anamtor Platt, it is said. It woii'
be a grav.- breach oif Political etiquie'e for
them to take up the political subet with
him on their own Initiative. They trans-act
their business through the regular chain
nel of the' minor leade.rs.
The Plank on the Trusts.
The main question concerning the leaders:
during yesterday and today was the
L platform plank on trusts. It is .arge
-ly a question of p)hrasing and happy
expression. The idea to be worked
out is to deprecate the harmful I
trust, but to dissociate it from the useful
combination of capital and Industry. It is
; doubtful whether the plank will recommend
any new cures for the e.vils of baliful
The trust plank Is a ticklish subject.
President Roosevelt, the head of the party,.
Is out west "a-bustin' the bad trusts" amid
great applause. Now what Is his own state
going to say on the subject and what ought
to be said in view of the immense financial
'and Industrial interests which are con
cerned in the maintenance of conservative
It will take some pretty skiliful steering
to get between Scylla and Charybdis, but
-the men at the helm here are competent to
Trouble Over Canal Question.
*In addition to the worry over the trust
plank In the state platform the party -a~.
agers are conf'ronted with the prospect of
a squall on the canal question. It will 'not
be allowed to kick up much of a sea, how
ever. For a long tine residents of th~e
wMAa and western sctions of the state
have been fighting for increased cnal= fa
cilities in ordet' to reduce freIght rates.
RNaturally the railroade opposed the plans.
Governor Odeli was said to sympathise with
galirsad improvements rather than cansal
..atames He *as charged in the. -last '
lagare with being hostile to the bill
psprpiting ps,0,000 for a thousand-ta
barge canal. Whether he was or not, the
citizens of the western section of the state
set up an outcry when his renomination
was broached. They threatened trouble
unless a liberal canal plank was promised,
but, receiving assurances that such a plank
would be forthcoming, the clamor subsided.
But the canal advocates have grown sus
picious, so a big delegation of merchants
from Buffalo, Rochester and other up-state
cities are coming in force before the com
mittee on resolutions of the state conven
tion with the avowed intention of getting
that canal plank or make a scene. The
case is of general interest only as another
incident in the warfare that is being waged
on every side between corporations and
Among Washingtonians attending the
state convention are Prof. Harry King of
the Interior Department and Frank Letion,
doorkeeper of the House.
Congressmen 07 Hand.
The congressional delegation is on hand
in numbers, each man plugging his own
game after his own fashion and looking out
for his interest present and prospective. Of
course there are the two senators, Mr. Platt
very cautious, cool, ever watchful of the
great political interests conferred to his
care and to see that boys maintain disci
pline. Senator.Depew, jaunty and dchcn
nair, gives the glad hand and the winning
smile to the arriving delegates. Sereno
Payne, ponderous and weighed down with
a load of silence, speaks in whispers about
the platform. "Jim" Sherman, who
"jumped the job," just a week or two too
soon, as he would have given "Uncle Joe"
Cannon a tight race for speakership. Lit
tauer, the close friend of President Roose
velt, is looking out that the convention does
not stray from the Roosevelt trail.
Then there is Storm, who claims Presi
dent Roosevelt for a constitugnt; Vrooland,
who represents a district so strongly repub
lican that a democrat who wants to be
buried with his kind has to be move into
the adjoining county; young Lessler of
Manhattan Island, who beat Perry Belmont,
the millionaire; Southwick of Albany,
"Farmer" Wadsworth of up state, Tomp
kins of Rockland, who is to retire seeking
a judgeship, and who will be succeeded by
T. W. Bradley, the original McKinley man;
Bristow and Hanbury of Brooklyn, looking
very complaqent because both have been
renominated; Driscoll of Syracuse and
Alexander of Buffalo.
Woodruff's Boom Siort Lived.
Tim Woodruff's little flurry was short
lived. He hurled his 130 delegates from
Kings county against that slender, feeble
old gentleman who sits in the chair of the
easy boss and retreated in confusion. Sen
ator Platt said this morning, in his gentle,
hesitating way, that he doubted whether
Mr. Woodruff would be renominated for
lieutenant governor. The state had treated
Mr. Woodruff pretty well, he thought, and
had given him three nominations. In fact,
he*was sure that Mr. Woodruff would not
be renominated. He thought that Mr.
Sheldon might be, but, anyhow, Mr. Wood
ruff would not be. When this conversation
was repeated to Mr. Woodruff he said that
while he would not dissuade any delegation
from expressing its choice for him, still he
mpst insist that unless the nomination
could be voluntary from Senator and Gov
ernor Odell he really could not accept, so
that would seem to put Mr. Woodruff out
of the running. N. O. M.
CHICAGO OLYMPIAN GAMES.
Those at Brussels Postponed in That
BERLIN, September 22.-Henry J. Fur
ber, jr., the Olympian games delegate to
Germany, and Baron de Coubertin, chair
man of the international Olympic games
commit-tee, the permanent body that selects
the country in which the successive con
tests take place, conferred at Munster, Al
sace, Friday and Saturday. They decided,
first, that the rules of the recognized ath
letic organizations of the United States,
such as the Amateur Athletic Union, shall
govern the Chicago games in the case of a
conflict between the rules of different coun
tries; second, if agreeable to the King of
the Belgians, who has promised to preside,
that the athletic convention which was to
be held at Brussels next spring for the de
velopment of an international code of ath
letic rules will be postponed until after the
games in 1904 at Chicago, because if the
congress was unable to agree it would cre
ate difficulties for the Chicago management.
American rules, consequently, will govern
on general priaciples. In case of a disagree
ment the local law will prevail.
SCANDAL AT BELGIAN COURT.
King Leopold' Refuses to Receive
BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22.--The
scandal arising from the revival of the
family quarrel between King Leopold and
his daughter, the Princess Stephanie
(Countess of Lonyay). beside the bier of the
late Queen Marie Henriette at Spa yester
clay, is agitating all classes. Popular sym
pathy on all sides is expressed for the
princess, who, although deeply affected by
the incident, makes no complaint. The
princess hersglf has given out a simple
statement of the facts as follows:
"The precise facts are these: I was pray
ing at the bier of the queen when some one
came about 4 o'clock to tell me the king
would not receive me. I immediately left
the death chamber. I had no interview
with his majesty."
It was hoped by the public, who applaud
ed Princess Stephanie's love match with
the Count of Lonyay, that the death of
the queen would lead to healing the rup
ture. but the incident at Spa is taken to
demonstrate that the king is as irreconcil
able as. ever to what he openly has desig
nated as a mesalliance, even after the ap
proval of the Austrian emperor, Francis
Josep.h. The princess will probably leave
Brussels today to join her husband in Eng
land. Therefore she will not be present at
her mother's funeral. During the whole
railroad journey from Spa to this cIty the
princess was shaken with sobs and arriv"d
here greatly prostrated. This morning she
attended a special requiem mass ordered by
herself. On leaving the church she was
sympathetically greeted by the assembled
THE SOLACE AT 'PRISCO.
Transport Has a Long List of Passen
SAN FRANCISCO. September 22.-The
transoort Solace, Capt. Singer, which left
this port on May 4 last, with soldiers for
the Asiatic souadron. and to make a trip
to Manila. Guam and Honohl-u, for the
puroose of, collecting naval offBcer. and
marines whose terms of service had ex
pired. has arrived here with a long list of
passengers and naval officers. She also
brought 200 bluejackets, 30 prisoners, 41
sick and 143 marines.
Among the prisoners were the marilnes
who were recently court-martialed for in
subordination at Guam.
TH E INDIANAPOLIB MEETING.
President Boosevelt and. Capt. Hobson
to 30Presnt, .
INDIANAPOLIS, Sleptember 22.-The third
encampment of the SpanishI-AmerIican War
Veterans' Association eenvened In the an
ate chamber of the state house at 10:30
a.m. today, 0Go. Ddlrbin delivering a short
speech of welcome.
The encampment 'will last for thres dagg.
President Roosevelt will be a -guest of the
.asociation, of whinh be is a member, and
wi ades.. it teamerw mmenig AMili
o'cleck, iammety ans #gi,iea he
Jacob H. Smith, U. S. A., retired: Past
Commander-in-Chief J. W. Hulings and
and other leading figures in the military
establishment of the United States in the
last three campaigns of the army will at
tend the encampment and remain until its
Excursion trains from Louisville, Cincin
nati and other cities will reach Indianapo
lis tonight, bringing large delegations, at
tracted by the presence of the President's
name on tomorrow's program.
SCABCITY OF MEAT.
Germans Protest Against the Exclu
sion of Foreign Cattle.
An alarming increase in the price of meat
in Germany has brought forth numerous
appeals for the suspension of the stringent
rules prohibiting the importation of live cat
tle into the empire from abroad. The
State Department today made public a com
munication received from Mr. Jackson, sec
retary of embassy at Berlin, dated Septem
ber 5, on that subject. Mr. Jackson states
that up to the date of his report the an
swers to the various appeals from munici
'pal and other bodies to the appropriate
state and national authorities had in every
case been refusals "on sanitary grounds."
The headline "Fleischnoth" (scarcity of
meat), says Mr. Jackson, is one now seen
in almost every issue of almost every news
paper, and the demand for more freedom of
importation of live hogs is increasing daily.
The newspapers call attention to the fact i
that Russia is at present the only country
from which hogs can be imported into Ger
many, and then only in restricted numbers.
The papers also refer to the good corn
crop in -the United States, from which it is
argued that the price of American pork will
go down. They point out, however, that
American prices at present are too high to
make the importation of pork into Ger- I
FOR THE POWEBS TO ACT.
This Country Looks for No Corre
spondence on Hay Roumanian Note.
No answer has yet been received from
either Russia or Austria at the State De- I
partment in response to Secretary Hay's
presentation touching the Roumanian Jews.
Moreover it may be said that no answer is
expected from any of the powers upon this
subject beyond the usual formal state- I
ment from the United States ambassadors t
and ministers abroad that they have com
plied with the department's instructions to
read the notes to the various foreign min
isters who have returned acknowledgemeuts 1
of the same, with promises of its consider
ation. The reason for this expectation ie.s I
in the fact that the department's functions
touching the Jewish question terminated, or;
at least were indefinitely suspended upon
the presentation of its note. Having
called the attention of the signatory pow
ers to the infractions by Roumania of the
treaty of Berlin, it now remains for the
powers themselves to decide among them
selves what shall be done, if, indeed, any
thing is to be done. Consequently, what
ever correspondence follows on this sub
ject of the treatment of the Roumanian
Jews will probably be exchanged directly
between the powers, and in it the United
States will have no part.
CANADA WITHOUT COAL.
Impetus Given to the Manufacture of 1
Peat for Fuel.
A serious fuel famine confronts the people
of Canada as a result of the prolonged
Pennsylvania coal strike, according to a re
port from United States Consul Seyfert at
Stratford, Ontario, dated September 5,
which was made public at the State Depart- I
ment today. Canada usually consumes an
nually nearly 3,000,000 tons of anthracite
coal, all of which comes from Pennsylva
nia. Most of this comes in during the I
summer months, but during the past sum
mer no coal was delivered. This condition
of affairs has giv'en a tremendous impetus
to the manufacturing of peat for fuel. The
whole question of making the inexhaustible <
beds of bog commercially valuable, the
consul points out, lies in the drying pro
ecss, and he says that the genius who will
invent a machine to satisfactorily extract
the moisture from crude peat will not only'
make a fortune, but will be a public hene
factor. Hundredr of thousands of dollars
are being expended, it is stated, in experi
ments intended to perfect machinery which
can convert the crude bog into a satisfac
tory fuel to take the place, to a large ex
tent, of hard coal.
ATTORNEY GENERAL SILENT.
Mr. Kno xDeclines to State the Result
of His Trip.
Attorney General Knox returned to
Washington yesterday after his trip to
Paris, where he conferred with officials re- t
garding the sale of the Panama canal
property to the United States. Mr. Knox l
devoted his time to questions affecting the,t
title of the company and its right to dis-r
pose of the same and had considerable data
on the subject. From this he will prephre
en opinion for the President and pendingc
that declines to make any statement on the
matter for the press.
Mr. Knox had a conference this morning
with his assistants as to the work of the
department and pending matters. Mr.]
Knox said he had given a uniform answer
to all newspaper men calling and asking
about his trip to France. Trhis wa that heI
would be unable to give any indication of
the result of his visit.
SECRETARY ROOT'S PLANS.
Will Leave This Afternoon to Make
Speeches in the West.
Secretary Root has arranged to make
speeches on the political issues of the day
at the opening of the campaign in the
states of Illinois and Ohio. He will leave
here this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock Ap~d join
President Roosevelt at Indianapolis tomnor
row and acoompany him as far as Chicago,
where lhe wilt leave the party and proceed
alone to Peoria, Ill., where he wil mak an
address on the evening of the 24th instant.
The next day he will inspect the govern
ment arsenal at Rock Island, Ill., and will
then proceed to Akron, Ohio, where he
wilt deliver an address on the night of tshe
27th instant. He does not expect to make
any other speedhes during his visit to the
west and will resume his ofBicial duties at
the War Department early next week.
THE MONTGOMERY ARRETTES.
The Cruiser Beaches Cape Haitien, Re
placing the Ciitnneti.
A dispatch received at the State Depart
ment from United States Minister Powell1
at Port au Prince. announces the arrival at
Cape Haltien- Saturday of the cruiser
Montggnery, unde the command et Com
mander Patch, which sailed from Tomp-.
kinsyfle September 15. The Montgomery
take. the place of the Cincinnati, which is
now statoned at Colon. In the abence of
word to the co0t a t is assumed that
there is no special iute hthe. Haitian
situation since the departure of the Cia
3pOrtd for 5xainin=ao
~emsteUshIee asnnatet at the-Mais
the gra di ete 1in* the akvy.
VETERAIS AT DFROIT
Cordially Greeted by Mayor
BOOM FOR OOL. URELL
FRIENDS WANT HIM L COM
President Roosevelt Meets With a
Most Enthusiastic Greeting
From the Boys.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
DETROIT, Mich., September 22.-The Na
:ional Assembly, Spanish War Veterans,
!onvened at 11 o'clock today, Col. M. Em
net Urell, acting commander-in-chief, pre
3ided. Adjutant Gen. L. C. Dyer of Wash
ngton, D. C., was secretary.
When the delegates, officers and mem
aers of the District of Columbia Corps,
3panish War Veterans, reached Detroit
tarly Saturday fMorning on one of the big
ake steamers, they were received at the
wharf by William C. Maybury, mayor of
he city, and a committee consisting of
nembers of the common council, aldermen
tnd prominent citizens. . The ladies with
he party were met by a delegation of De
:roit ladies and escorted to their quarters.
the remainder of the day was spent in
The order of parade for this afternoon
Monday) places the District delegation in
ine just ahead of the carriage containing
President Roosevelt, forming a part of the
President's escort, which will consist of
odies "of Spanish War Veterans in their
iniforms of blue and gray.
Col. M. Emmet Urell, acting commander
n-chief, with his staff, mounted, will head
he division of Spanish War Veterans. May
r Maybury had originally assigned to him
L carriage immediately following that oc
:upied by the President, but his telegram
'rom Washington, "I wast to he with the
)oys," settled the matter.
Colonel Urell has named as members of
is staff the following natiosal officers:
Adjutant General L. C. Dyer, General
harles R. Miller, judge advocate, of Ohio;
Rev. Father W. H. I. Reany, U. S. N., na
ional chaplain; General Bernard A. Rei
iold, inspector general, at New York city;
Robert A. Brunner, quartermaser general,
)f New Jersey, and Assistant Adjutant Gen
rals John J. Duffy of Washington, D. C.,
tnd James E. Brockway of Miehigan.
The city of Detroit is in -holidsy attire to
lay and all business has been practically
suspended in compliance with the procla
nation of Mayor William C. Miybury.
Stalwart work was done mitday and
resterday by the District deligates and
)ther friends of. Colonel L'rell in his race
or election as commander-in-chief. Past
lorps Commander Lee M. Lipscomb of the
District Corps claims that Colonel Urell
will be elected on the first ballot. He basea
his claim on a canvass that has been made
iuietly by the Urell managers. This shows,
ie says, that the New Yorl, New Jersey
Lnd Michigan delegates will cast their votes
argely for Urell, in addition to the eleven
totes from the District aqd a number of
Ithers from the several atafe corps.
Workers for Past' Commander Charles C.
Thopp of the Ohio Corps are here in the
nterest of their candidate, and some lively
lectioneering is in progress. Should Col.
rell be elected it is said he will reappoint
,. C. Dyer as adjutant general, which will
ully establish national headquarters at
Saturday afternoon Col. Urcll and staff,
ncluding Corps Commander Lee M. Lips
:omb and Adjutant General L. C. Dyer,
vere given a special reception by the
nayor and members of the common coun
il at the city hall. The mayor gave them
he freedom of Detroit and expressed the
Lope that the convention would be an auspi
Colonel Urell, in response, expressed the
ppreciation of the national organization at
he hearty welcome which had been ac
orded the officers, delegates and visiting
omrades. He added that the arrange
nents for the assembly and encampment,
n every detail, were grand, and the occa
ion promises to be the "biggest affair in
he history of the Spanish War Veterans."
Colonel Lipscomb in a few remarks em
hasized what had been said by the acting
ommander-in-chief, and said the generosity
f the city of Detroit had made a lasting
mpression on the representatives of the na
At the conclusion of this reception the
Vashington delegation was given a cor
lal reception at the new temple of the De
roit Elks, a magnificent building in the
usiness center of the city.
Herbert W. Meyers of the District corps
as been appointed aid on Commander-in
'hief Urell's staff, with the rank of colo
Lel, and will be near the head of the Span
sh War Veterans' division in the parade
his afternoon. Colonel Meyers is an em
loye of the pension bureau and was re
ently assigned to duty as executive mes
enger at the White House.
THE . PRESIDENT CHEERED.
Enthusiastic Greeting by Spanish
War Veterans at Detroit.
ly Associated P'rss.
DETROIT, September "2.-The blue and
~ray uniform of the Spanish War Veterans,
chose third annual reunion is being made
nemorable and historical by the presence of
'resident Theodore Roosevelt, is seen at
very turn in Detroit today. ..ditional dele
ates and veterans who have come to at
end the reunion are arriv4ngdon every train.
[he opportunity to see anidiher the Presi
lent lpas brought to DeWlot aday thous
Lnds $$ people from .near-by cities and
owns. . They began arrivbg; on- early morn
ng trains and every tramii ul afternoon
>rought its quota of vliir
The second day of' the adent's visit
mere dawned war. and gioLamt. A haze
abscured the sun in the Iybours of the
norning and made the sedt ponder .as
o the possibility of siiouses greceding or
erhaps interfering with 4 pwade of vet
~rans and military to be peviwed by the
President this afternoon, Aj#s'lock, how
ever, the sun came out aalf the weather
rospect for the day gndexcellent.
President Roosevelt aren. S qutert of
eight o'clock this Mor'ning a refresh
ng night's sleep igiea wm irPted only
mnoe. About 2 o'61Dek tl*sbmiing an en
husiastic delegatlon of - wetms arrived
rom Saginaw ahdt Bay etg. Weaded by a
>and, they marched to1 the Hotel Cadillac
and serenaded the PrpdeJ e did not
irise, however. The Ptsjmtwas joined
y a small party o fzln for breakfast,
Iwhich was eaten in the iegh room- at
Gathr og.f thde3ia,
The delegate n ? I~i Eghlt
if ter 9 o'clock. 1 6. 'aii= r
n-Chktf Urui caked Jqtean t Sier
"HOW WOULD YOU LIKE T1
ture of Pres'dent Roosevelt. The front of
the platform was entirely hidden by great
masses of golden rod. Festoons of green
ery hung from the trusses of the b!g hall,
and suspended from the center truss was a
great eagle with outspread Wings, made
from greenery. Large white curtains hung
from the gallery's edge to the main floor,
and these were covered with small maple
branches, giving a very pretty effect from
the convention floor.
Ovation to the President.
President Roosevelt was given a tremen
dous ovation when he stepped out of the
Cadillac and into his catrage to begin the
drive to the armory. Washington and Mich
igan avenues were jammed with people,
who made the air r;ng with their cheers as
the President drove br:skly away from the
hotel in the same carriage he used on his
drive yesterday afternoon. A squad of
mounted police rode before his carriage and
a squad of officers on bicycles circle: about
it. It was a continuous cheer that greeted
the President on his drive, which took
about five minutes.
A stir at the door announced to th,se In
the armory that the President had arr;ved.
All stood upon their feet, and as the presi
dential party entered and walked down the
main aisle to the speaker's platform a great
shout went up that made the armory ring.
Again and again the veterans cheernd the
President, and he bowed his thanks repeat
edly. Nor were the people in the galleries
behind in their applause. It was many min
utes before quiet was restored.
The President Introduced.
When quiet had been restored anl the
presidential party had found seats on the
platfgpm, Gen. Urell, aoting commander-in
chief, introduced Mayor William C. May
bury, who eloquently welcomed the Span
ish war veterans to the city. When he
mentioned President Roosevelt's name in
his short address it brought every soldier
to his feet and a tremendous cheer went up.
When he concluded' Gen. Urell stepped for
ward and said, as he turned to President
"I have nothing to say, Mr. President."
Every man on the floor was on his feet,
cheering and waving his hat, as the Presi
dent arose from his chair. Cheer after
cheer rent the air, while President Roose
vel-t smilingly bowed his thanks to h;s
The President expressed his pleasure at
having the chance bf being greeted by his
comrades and greeting them in return. Tile
men who served in the Spanish-Aner'can
war, he said, if they did their duty well.
are comrades and brothers from now until
the end of our days. (Appiause.) He said
he did not need any urging to accept the
invitation to attend the meeting of the
Spanish war veterans. The President spoke
of the late war, and said that the only
complaint heard was that there was not
enough war to go around. The spirit that
drove the men on in this war was the same
spirit that made the memorable meeting of
Lee and Grant at Appomattox possible. One
of the first lessons all had to learn was
t,ha't there was an enormous amount of
hard work that preceded any chance fir
heroism. The amrount of hard work a man
did had a great deal to do with his attnin
ing heroism. If a man has not the stuff to
endure hardship on the march, the Presi
dent said, he has not the etuff in him to
Spirit to Do One's Duty.
The President said the spirit he wanted to
see in a man was that spirit whlich makes
him do his duty, great or small. He liked
particularly the way in which our young
men went into the ranks to do their. duty
as they saw It. He thought it a good thing
that men of different callings should be as
sociated together to learn the lesson of
equality and brotherhood among Amer.ieans.
It is a very good thing for an American to
learn by practical experience In a way that
will bring It home to him the underlying
truth upon the full knowledge of which de
pends mainly each American's being of real
use in the body politic. The fundamental
truth of testing yourself and all your
neighbors by the essential instead of the
non-essential qualities in each man.
He spoke of the spirit in which the peo
ple of Michigan went into the war. It was
the spirit shown, he said, by the older
among his a;udience when the great war
It was the spirit which the people of thlis
state arnd throughout the Union will show
should ever the need arise. It is. the spirit
that will make America even greater in the
suture than-America is now. (Applause.)
The President told of the needs of the
state militia for- better weapons, and -said
he hoped in the fiuture to' see thema armed
with up-to-date guns.
In conclusion the President said: "And
so it is now. Our people went forth iia the
Sanish war, went forth to free Cuba, to
-iv Porto Rico a happiness ft- had never
had, and to bring the light of civilisation
into the dark places in the Philippines. We
are proud of the men who did that work,
We int'end that their work shall be done
benencently and for a good purpose.
Throumgh the adejie and the help of the
etvit. aan 0zp teacher's of civilisation
amnog,u e* s?n a :the isadswe e
gesto ge tebet ett.a for thieoa t
Of heXsaais ndof. Whithas been done
?W ai'e golpg ta makre thess imom pine,.
perus thaAbeR haye ever r 4ta ofbe.
ian Ewiing their resl*4 dbirory.aa o
BE THE ICE (COAL) MAN?"
working through the society of Katipunan.
"I don't make any apology for our sol
diers on the score of good citizenship, and
don't make any apologies for the Spanish
war or the war in the Philippines. There
have been occasionial deeds of wrong com
mitted. There were 70,000 men there, and
some of them did not behave as they ought.
Have we always been immaculate at home?
(Applause and laughter.) If a man does
wrong, punish him, of course. But don't
make the mistake of fixing the eye on the
unimportant and losing sight of the great
"We have no apologies to make for what
the country has done in the past four years.
We are proud of it. We are proud of the
great work for humanity and civilization
that has been done alike in the islands of
the tropic east and in the islands of the
tropic west. We are proud of what our
troops have done; we are proud of what our
civil authorities are doing over there in the
Philippines and we are proud of you, my
comrades, who did their duty when the
country called them to arms, who imitate
those who from '81 to '63 did their duty and
who are imitating the men who disbanded
in '65 by coming back into civil life with
the firm resolve to do their duty. as citi
zens just as faithfully es ever they did it
as soldiers. I thank you."
Presentation of Medals.
The sun shone brightly through the win
dows of the armory while the' President
was speaking, and as its rays fell in his
eyes occasionally he would shield them with
his right hand as he leaned forward to
emphasize a word or a sentence. As he
finished and thanked the veterans a storm
of applause broke forth that ended in three
times three cheers. While the President
was speaking Miss Clara Barton Entered
the hall and took a seat on the platform.
General Urell after calling for three more
cheers for President Roosevelt, told the sol
diers that their -good angel was present,
and then said, "I will now detail Comrade
Roosevelt to escort Miss Barton to a seat
on his left hand." Amid thunderous cheers
the President stepped across the stage and
gallantly escorted Miss Barton to a chair
at his left. Adjutant General Dyer ' of
Washington, D. C., responded to Mayor
Maybury's address of welcome on behalf
of the veterans. This was to have ended
the first session of the convention, but
Governor Bliss asked a few momentsi in
dulgence. Explaining that he was to pre
sent service medals to Michigan veterans of
the Spanish war when the convention ad
a journed, Governor Bliss said he wished first
to present Comrade "Teddy" Roosevelt
with one. He accordingly requested Mrs.
Lewis of the ladies' auxiliary to present
the medal to the President. The presenta
tion was made amidst the greatest enthu
siasm. The convention then adjourned and
the President and party left the armory.
They drove immediately to the steamer
Tashmoo, which was boarded for a ride
on the river. In addition to the presidential
party there were several hundred delegates
to the reunion aboard the steamer. The
Tashmoo returned with the party at 2
o'clock, just in time for the President to
review the big parade of veterans and local
GUARD HOUSES ALL CROWDED.
Discipline of Troops Not Up to a Satis
Maj. Gen. MacArthur has submitted to
the War Department .his annual report as
commander of the Department of the
Lakes. It deals exclusively with the re
ports of staftf officers and their recommen
dations concerning matters pertaining to
The behavior of the troops at each post,
Gen. MacArthur says, was reasonably sat
isfactory. The offenses committed were,
for the most part, of a minor character,
and probably had their origin in donditions
-incident to- short service and to the natural
enthusiasm incident to the return home
from foreign service.
Col. Garlington, the Irtspector, reports the
discipline not up to a satisfactory standard.
"The troops are now passing through the
period following war, always a severe test
to discipline: and at this particular time
the difficulty is accentuated by the presence
with troops of so many young officers of
some active service with rank superjor to
that now held, but untrained in many of
the fundarhental principles pertaining to
the prefesson of arms. -As a rule, they ap
pear to be Imbued wIth the aoldierly spirit
and a. desire to .perfect themselves, in th'e
details. of their chosen profession. Post
comnnnes have the grave responsibility
of orgaisi~ng and conducting schools based
upon schemes of instruction that will af
ford the proper incentive and opportunity
to this class of officers."
hetroops, largely reruits or men who
on account of the neesuities of the service
have- received little preliminary training in
the school of the soldier, are reported to
show the needl of setting up. Instructions
have accordingly beeh given to post com
mandexa to pay especial atenio to 'the
prelmina-y training us net terth in :the
sehqoL oGthe pje. It ie fenammn4ed
that faciuitiekin h way atessope.ly equip
EVIDENCE OF MURDER
Found in William Hooper
THE CLOTHING OF MRS. PULITZER
Man in Custody at Derby, Conn., on
Suspicion That He is
NEW YORK, September 22.-When the
trunk of William Hooper Young. for whom
the police of the whole country are looking
in connection with the murder of Mrs.
Anna Pulitzer, was opened at police heid
quarters today, there were found in it a
sword-shaped stilleto, with a blade eight
inches long and an Ivory handle four inches
long; the half-dozen mixed cakes which
the woman left her apartments to buy; her
set of false teeth, with one tooth missing;
her skirts and underclothing: a switch ,f
light-colored hair; a pair of gloves; the
missing bed clothing from Young's apar:
ments; two men's opera hats; a pair of
blue and white corsets; the woman's gar
ters; her drawers; black silk skirt; polka
dot waist; the woman's slippers; her hat;
three pairs of men's shoes, all well worn;
Young's trousers, coat, vest and under
shirt; a piece of wrapping paper, on which
was printed "I Salomon, 805 1st street,
Hoboken, Outfitter;" some red pepper; a
broken comb; hairpins; a bent safety pin
and a newspaper clipping of September 10.
Trunk Stained With Blood.
As soon as the lid of the trunk was lifted
it could be seen that the inside of the re
ceptacle was covered with blood. The
knife, or stilleto, was about the first article
lifted out. The blade was covered with
blood its whole length. After that each
article of clothing was lifted out and care
The woman's skirts. underclothes, a couple
of handkerchiefs and several small pieces
of rags were found to be saturated with
blood, as was the bed clothing from Young's
room. Young's trotisers, which showed
blood stains, were wet, and Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Garvan said it appeared to
him as if Young after the murder had
washed his trousers and packed them into
the trunk without lett,ing them dry. The
man's undershirt was also covered with
blood stains. It was remarked at the time
the pepper was found in the trunk ttlat the
man now in custody of the Derby, Conn.,
police had red pepper in his possession.
Capt. Titus says that every article that is
missing from the Young apartments was
found in the trunk.
Suspect at Derby, Conn.
DERBY, Conn., September 22.-Chief of
Police Gillette, who has a man under ar
rest on suspicion that he is William Hooper
Young, wanted in New York on ,account of
the murder of Mrs. Anna Pulitzer, was
still uncertain this morning regarding the
identity of his prisoner. At 9 o'clock he
had not communicated with Capt. Titus
of the New York police department. and he
said that he was not sure that he would
There is more doubt this morning in the
minds of the police that the prisoner is the
much-wanted Young than was felt last
night. Although in many ways the man
answers the description of Young, his com
plexion is not extremely dark, and the
teeth of the prisoner do not correspond
with the description. He has a receding
forehead, very prominent high cheek bones
and a protruding upper lip. His hair is
Talked to the Reporters.
When interviewed in his cell this morn
ing the prisoner talked readily and with
a good deal of intelligence. He says his
name is Bert Edwards, that he is twenty
six years old, and formerly lived with his
stepfather, Henry Carruthers, and his
mother at G2.) 6th street, Portland, Oreg.
He left Portland on June 15 because of a
fight with his stepfather, and has since
been roaming about the count;y. He de
clared at first that he had not been in New
York, though he afterward contradicted
The prisoner said that for the last two
weeks he had been wandering about Con
necticut, having come into this state from
Springfield, Mass. He said he had been in
Winsted and Ridgefield.
Identified as Young.
Detective Finley of the New York police
a.rrived here at 2:30 p.m. with Gustave A.
Ernst of Brooklyn, who knows William
EIooper Young. After Ernest had examined
the suspect held here. Detective Finley an
mounced that the man is surely Young. the
ran wanted for the murder of Mrs. Pu
WVilliam F. S. Hart. who has bcen re
tamed to defend William Hooper Young,
received today toe following cablegram,
from John W. Young. the father of William
PA RIS, September 21.
(Please give this to the newspapers and re
To William Hooper Young: I hear you are
suspected of a heinous crime and being
sought for. I advise you to surrender to
the officcrs of the law, facing the charge
like a man. I have engaged counsel for
your defense. Xo one knowing you can be
ieve you guilty.
You owe it to yoursreif, your family and
the religion you forsook. to prove youh in
rcence. If you take this course we will
stand by you.
(Signed) JOHN W. YOUNG,
Elders McQuarrie. Sno-w and Porter, some
af the Mormons who have been occupying
ane of the Young apartments, were closet
sd for rsme time with Police Captain
OLD SOLDERn 3KAY VOTE.
Decision in Case of Confederate Vet
erans at Richmond.
Special Disl3atch to The Evening Star.
RICHMOND, Va., September 22-,Despite
the opinion of Attorney General Anderson,
the old soldiers at the Confederate Soldiers'
Home here wil vote in the coming elee
tons. When'the board of registration for
the Drecinct in which the home is iocated
opened for -t1e ~work ot regTir~ng ~the
voters. W.- A. Reese. aged sixty, au inte
of the homne, agpHI$ The opinion of the -
attorney.weiteraf w.asead to the beard g
A. . iloiderby.ja 1ae.agber. wh wrote
to the attorney 5* 4maing-N notima.
The opinion helAet. 4h ti1.ersW
two?t in 0