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Rates of advertising made known on application. TUSSLE WITH TRUSTS Struggle Before the New York Convention. SITUATION IS DELICATE COUNTRY DELEGATES MAY BE HARD TO MANAGE. The Organization is Complete and the Leaders Can Hold Them in Line. 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 district. 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 available candidate. 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 ava ability. 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 lime light. 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 at large. 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 trust. 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 conditions? It will take some pretty skiliful steering to get between Scylla and Charybdis, but -the men at the helm here are competent to -do it.. 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 conflicting Interests. 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 Interest. 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 Princess Stephanie. 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 crowd. THE SOLACE AT 'PRISCO. Transport Has a Long List of Passen gers Aboard. 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 city. 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 close. 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 many possible. 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. C 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 and Citiens. BOOM FOR OOL. URELL FRIENDS WANT HIM L COM MANDER-IN-CtHEP. 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 sightseeing. 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 Vashington. 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 :ious one. 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 ion's capital. 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 he Cadillac. 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 Ci "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 Roosevelt: "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 former comrades. 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 attain heroism. 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 was fougmbt. 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 A / 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 blaze. "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 military. GUARD HOUSES ALL CROWDED. Discipline of Troops Not Up to a Satis factory Standard. 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 army. 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. He nays. "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 Young's Trunk. BLOOD-COVERED DIRK THE CLOTHING OF MRS. PULITZER IDENTIFIED. Man in Custody at Derby, Conn., on Suspicion That He is Young. 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 fully examined. 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 do so. 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 brownish black. 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 this statement. 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 itzer. 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 Hooper Young: PA RIS, September 21. (Please give this to the newspapers and re quest publication.) 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 Behmittberger. 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 seek enust-s stiution. Tetedtn two?t in 0