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^IcVef. Mr. George Bains, a veteran democrat, Charged from the rostrum that the deal involved a democratic support of Mr. Hearst's. prpsiacntiai nommauon. fix-Mayor Osbourne openly predicted from platform that the victory which Tarnm kuany expects to win by this deal will turn to OsllfS. , "Tou can sell the democratic organization," shouted Mayor Osbourne. "but you Cannot sell the democratic voters." Other democratic orators made practically ' the same intimation. Bourke Cockran, the Tammany lieutenant t>f Murpliy, openly confessed that he supported Hearst because lie had to do so. "I had hoped," salil Mr. Cockran, "to find * a <-:indlclate besides him whom we are fore , ed to support." He went on to say that in fyis opinion Hearst was the only candidate !Who can win. * * * It is regarded as significant that the nomination was not made unanimous. The speaker selected to nominate Mr. Hearst was a beardless and slender young m?!i with a pale face and all the air of an enthusiast. He was William V. Cook, a lawyer of Albany, and his speech was not Interrupted by applause, but, on the contrary, suffered from the Interruption of departing listeners. The audience seemed to /eel the chill of the cut-and-drled arrangements of the Murphy-Hearst combination. When the speaker reached his peroration for Mr. Hearst there whs absolutely not a single cheer, but a scattering fire of hand clapping, which continued less than one minute. This was in remarkable contrast to the delirious enthusiasm with which Mr. Hearst's name was received by his own Independence league in Xew York city September 11. * ? * When George Raines took the platform to nominate Sulzer, the Brooklyn crowd turned loose and cheered him for five minutes. Then they grabbed Sulzer and ran him up the aisle, many other delegations and the audience at large joining in the demonstration. ( Throughout the hearty and evidently sincere tribute to Sulzer the Tammany delegates sat grimly silent and the Hearst people only grinned. Sulzer had the cheers but they knew that Hearst had the votes. * * * "If trt.ib- Iho Ut.iirut.Mnrnliv combination twenty-four hours to clean out the contested delegations of the opposition, hut they did, and thoroughly. They threw them out. boots and baggage, sixty-one of them, neck c and crop. That good work accomplished, at 0 o'clock la.st night the committee on credentials washed u? and went to sunDer. Then the word was passed to Assemble the convention for the finishing touches to the celebrated tragedy, "The Capture of the Democracy," with Charles F. Murphy and William K. Hearst in the leading roles. The convention had met twice during the day. only to be summarily adjourned because the contests had not been settled. Those sixty-one seats had to be emptied of iio.stiles and filled with friendly braves be' * fore the play could go on. In the meantime the anti-Hearst people rw?re getting another drubbing, this time in the caucus of the Tammany delegates, eader Murphy had called tlie caucus In ' ordt-r to bind the Sullivan forces and keep tiiem from straying to Sulzer. Well. 110 use to make a long story of It, Murphy just put on the screws and forced the adoption of the unit rule. Half a dozen doleRiites slipped out. df-clarlng that they "would not abide by it, but the rule was Slapped on just the same, and Mr. Hearst was declared the choice of Tammany Hall. Thus the deal was completed between Alurphy ana llearst. * V \ * * Murpliy had used the Hearst strength to Bid In capturing the state committee, ^eating his contestants, humiliating McCiellan and lirmiy fixing Murphy's hold on Taminany Hall. Moreover as a part of the deal the support of Hearst to the Tammany Candida ifs for various county and state offices was assured and the menace of Independence League candidates for those offices ?ithdrawn. In return Mr. Hearst got the invaluable support of Tammany Hall to all of his plans in all their ramification. Mr. Murphy had everything to gaiiv-a?d nothing to lose by this deal if he chose to pay regard only to his own local interests. The combination with Mr. Hearst solidifies the democratic vote in New York county, part of which strayed away last fall to the If Mr. Hearst is beaten for governor by the strong republican vote up state, Mr. Sdurvhy will still find himself safely entrenched in New York city. * * * When all these necessary deeds had been accomplished the convention was readv to get down to real business. It was 8:30 o'clock last night when blulT State Senator Grady, chairman of the credentials, handed Mp the big bundles of contested cases upon which the committee had passed. The crushed and downtrodden minority were Hist allowed to present their case to the convention, after which the majority reWort was to be nresenteji. The cause of the minority was championed liy John U. Stanchtield. one "of the ablest 6ml most conservative democrats in the Etate. He started in to attack Hearst from the outset on the ground of his affiliation [With a third party and his alleged non(lemocratic assertions. He struggled along through a storm of minified unnlHUSP nnd hluupa fhtt UjiQraf rooters in the audience making themselves Jn evidence. Mr. Stanchfieid explained in fletall the hard treatment the contestants Jia<i received In the committee, but the convention seemed hard-hearted and listened Apathetically. The report was supported by State Senator Oraily. Tammany's choicest asset as tin ex parte ar^uer. He ia a lion-faced, browbeating. choleric old fellow who bulls his way long, and although he was frequently Interrupted by "Booz" and hisses he rode down every statement Stanchfleld liad blade. * * * The vote by which the report of the comJMttee was adopted showed the up-state Btrengm or me ants-Hearst forces to be 141! at that stage of the proceedings. The reading of the platform elicited no enthusiasm whatever, and It was adopted In a manner so perfunctory that the announcement whs hardly heard ten yards from the rostrum. The tribute to William Jennings Bryan was sympathetically 'but not enthusiastically cheered. Mr. Raines biting arraignment of Mr. Hearst's political affili Hons stung the Hearst supporters to madBess. and they Interrupted the speaker time ^nd gain. When he said that Hearst, While holding the commission of the detnocracy in Congress, came back to destroy the denu cracy of the city in the mayoralty I election, the Tammany delegates kept very till. When he taunted Bourke Cockran .With having no longer than a year ago last .. ... .itiKiitru .ill. riearsi lor Ills alleged Socialism. the up-state delegates cheered. When he charged the Tammany delegation witli crouching at the feet of Mr. Hearst, suppliant to escape his vertgeance, and delivering as th< price of their safety ?. ...... ......... lui uviumaiuiii, me uearsi supporteis howled with rage. When Mr. Raines read a telegram from the chairman of the democratic state committee of California saying that Hearst was trying to defeat the democratic ticket in * that state the Hearst men hooted. When the nomination was announced the decision was marked by an enthusiastic ovation fo- the candidate. N. O. M. 1 OUTLOOKJSBRIGHTER May Not Be Necessary to Send Any Troops to Cuba. LATEST NEWS FROM HAVANA Indications Point to Possibility of Ar ranging jnuvicrs. PROBABLE PIONEER EXPEDITION Military Forces That Will Go First in Case Armed Intervention Takea Place. Although the officials of thq War Department will not give out any information regarding the composition of the first military ovno^itinn to Pnha In naao If id found n?P essary to occupy the Island, It is generally assumed that it would Include the Engineer Battalion at Washington barracks and detachments from the 15th Cavalry at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt.; the 1st Cavalry in Texas, 32th Cavalry In Georgia, the 5th Infantry at Plattsburg, N. Y.; the 12tli Infantry at Fort Porter, N. Y.; the 17th Infantry at Fort McPherson. Ga.. and the 23d Infantry at Madison barracks and at Fort Ontario, N. Y. It is arranged that the first expedition will number about 5,000 men, but the leading officials of the War Department said this afternoon that the latest developments at Havana seem to justify the belief that it may not be necessary to send any troops at all to Cuba. The supply ship Celtic Is due to arrive In Havana either tomorrow or Friday with supplies for the vessels of the navy at the Cuban capital. The Celtic has on board 230,O(>O pounds of fresh beef and an equal amount of fresh vegetables. Thls.together with what the various warships Jiave in their own larders, will feed the fleet for a lew wecKS. j no <r:ue will aouDtiess dispose of her cargo and then return to New York or some other port In the United States for more. The bureau of supplies and accounts of the Navy Department has not gone Into the market for additional Simnlle.q hilt tile mnmenf rrmrn fnnd la needed they can be quickly obtained. The general board of the navy is in session again today, with Admiral Dewey presiding. and is likely to continue in session for several days, or at least until the conditions In Cuba become less alarming. The constant movement of warships to meet to plan the winter's maneuvers, as there Is I uncertainty everywhere and the board must devote its attention to the immediate needs in Cuban waters. Confidence in Taft. Though not abating in any degree the preparations for transporting troops to Cuba in accordance with the wishes of the President, the ranking officials here in the army and navy are still of the opinion that Secretary Taft will eventually succeed In effecting an arrangement which will obviate the necessity for the landing of United States troops on Cuban soil. They believe that events In Havana are shaping up directly in accordance with the plans of the Sevretary of War and that, while the situation appears to be desperate, the present aspect is really only one phftse of the program mapped out by Secretary Taft. It is uoneveo mat nis purpose was to clear the field for a complete reconstruction in Cuba, but that that did not necessarily involve intervention in the sense of armed occupation of the. island. President Pajma's withdrawal. or, at least, that of the conservative advisers who surrounded him. was, however, believed to be essential to tUe working; out of that plan. It is conjectured that the Secretary's purpose is to carrv ant direct Inst rncHnna from President Roosevelt and Rive the Cubans another chance to govern their own island. One way ?by whicti that could be worked out would be for him to call together some of the most patriotic and Judicious of the Cubans, without regard to party affiliations, and ask them to create a provisional government. The insurgent generals would be asked to give their allegiance to that government, temporarily at least, and the military forces of the Palma J government would be expected to support it. The provisional government would be pledged to call new elections under conditions that would Insure the control of the permanent government by a majority of the Cuban people, and If they fall again to maintain order and security In the island then Intervention must ensue, resulting in | possiuie annexation. The President Coming Monday Night. President Roosevelt Is expected to arrive in Washington Monday night, and army officers are of the opinion that there will be no sensational developments in the Cuban situation before that time. The President has been constantly In communication with Acting Secretary Oliver and Brig. Gen. J. Franklin Bell, tlie chief of staff of the army, for several days. All tlielr plans for preparing to meet any emergency which may demand the sending of troops to Cuba have been approved at Oyster Hay, and the President has repeatedly concurred In recommendations by general staff officers that everything possible be in readiness for any turn the Cuban crisis may take. At the President's suggestion officers in all parts of the United States have been ad vised to prepare for a call to service in Cuba, and if "worst conies to worst" the men and officers of the army can be ready to sail before the transportation can be provided for them. Although President Roosevelt has constantly cautioned the army to be prepared he hesitates in authorizing the quartermaster's department to contract for transi>orts for sending troops to Cuba. The unwillinir ness of the administration to take that expensive step is regarded by army men an an indication that President Roosevelt still hopes to avoid landing troops on Cuban soil. The War Department can easily prepare commercial ships for transport service in less than a week after taking possession of them. The^ army cannot depend on the navy for transport service, and a score or more of merchant vessels must be chartered In case military occupation of the island is decided uoon. Knrfnllr I'ensacola and New Orleans are tho ports mentioned as the probable concentration points for the army in case a movement against Cuba is determined upon. Quarantine regulations in some of the far-southern ports are urged as an objection to their selection, and the opinion seems to prevail in the army that Newport News would be the best port. Departure of the Marines. The marine reinforcements will l?av? Cuba according to the original plans. It is expected that the Brooklyn will leave league Island today carrying part of the 1.5UO marines ordered to Cuba. The Prairie, which was originally expected to sail from Boston today, probably will not be able to leave until tomorrow or Saturday. Representative J. A. T. Hull, chairman of the House committee on military affairs, was at the War Department today in conference with Brig. Gen. J. Franklin Bell, the chief of staff. Mr. Hull is? nnfimiatin about the situation and said he believes a peaceful settlement of the difficulty will be effected. Mr. Hull said that although the American army is ready for any emergency and would doubtless carry itself with great credit In case it were sent to Cuba, he would regrt't extremely any developments which would make It necessary to throw the army into Cuban territory. The military information division of the general staff lias been drawn on constantly for several weeks by Gen. Bell and other officers In conference with htm and their office floors are covered with maps of Cuba, which are being studied with great care. Many officers who have an Intimnte knn?i. edge of the Interior of Cuba and of the various ports at which landing might be made have been called into conference with general staff officers who are preparing plan.* of campaign. Capt. R. E. L.. Michie, secretary to the general staff, returned to Washington from his leave of absence today, and many other officer* whif are out of the city have been summoned to Washington. "STOP ORDER" FOfl STARJPECIAL MAN Qolocman Hrrlorarl in Hilt Dllt winivginaii vi uvi vu iv vm? His Lard Efforts. first np "urn n.HP" wirfs Splendid Results of the Greater Washington Exposition Flyer. STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND ~.s ii *ni_nrvuv ov/mo ui iue imuugu nuivu the Train is Traveling Did Not Know Abont Capital. Special From a Staff Correspondent. LAURIN*BURG, N. C., September 27.? Thomas E. Cross, representing Golden & Co. on the Greater Washington special, received a telegram last night that should Interest everybody who has been following the tour of the exposition train sent out under The Star's auspices to Introduce national capital jobbers to the southern trade. Here It Is: "WASHINGTON, D. C., September 28. "T. E. Ross, Greater Washington special, Monroe, N. C. "Stop selling lard. Have all orders we can All for ten days. GOLDEN & CO." I am a novice In all matters pertaining to the "pike," which is the latest term for the once familiar "on the -road," but from the expression on Mr. Cross' face when he read the above telegram I am able to gather a few impressions. It may help the layman to understand the situation when X explain that during the flfst five days that the Greater Washington special was on the road Cross sold 102,500 pounds of stuff?lard, bacon and hams. Most of this was -put out in a virgin field. to absolutely new customers, and as Golden & Co. sell close to their production right along it seems to have simply swamped them. If this isn't proof that the secondary purpose of the Greater Washington special?the securing of immediate business?Is booming along in great shape then I am foolish with the heat, and I'd hate to think that. The Only Hold-Up "Wire. That Is the only "hold-up" telegram that has been received to date, but this doesn't mean the other traveling men haven't been doing a big business. But only a few of them represent manufacturers, and so no matter what orders they receive In a Jobbing capacity they will come close to filling. Cross lias been forced by that telegram to cut out on'e of the subjects in his regular lecture on Greater Washington and its products, but he says that everything goes so easily on the Greater Washington train that he expects to make up for that stop order by selling an excess of everything else In this line. There hasn't been a stop yet since the special left Washington that. In addition to the regular work of spreading broadcast the news of the awakening of the national capital to new fields of commercial endeavor, some or all the traveling men haven't done not only business, but big business. Down in this country. In all the towns where we have stopped during the last couple days, Monroe, Wadesboro, RockIngham and the rest, a salesman for a Washington house is practically unknown. I met one man back in Statesville who remembered having seen a Washington drummer a few weeks or months before the' Johnstown flood. He could not fix the date any more accurately than that, but he was the lone exception to the general rule and I don't know enough about him to take oath to his veracity. The Incidents of each stop are getting to be such an old story, albeit an Interesting one. that some uav avuu i am going 10 iorget tnat the majority of the folks of Greater Washington are not mind readers, and merely wire another' stop, sale grand, sweet song. That would about cover the situation. I must say, however, that the further we get from-- Washington the more the good nnnnln nt Vnnll, ?1= i- - -? ? estfil in the Greater Washington special | and the commercial movement It Is intended to advance. If X wasn't afraid of losing , my job I"T1 say that some of the benighted folks down here never heard of The Evening Star or The Sunday Star. About the Limit. But of course that would be the limit of j Ignorance, the climax of hearsay, and I'll i carefully refrain. But seriously there is a splendid chance to sow the seed of knowledge concerning Washington, its commercial advantages and the use that is Intended to be made of them. No bets are being overlooked, either. By advance stories In mo juui ncnoiio^ia unu uj leiegrapnic auvices to town officials the section traversed by the special Is aware that The Star's special, the advance agent of Greater Washington, Is on the way, consequently when we land in a town the mayor and his aids and the leading merchants, business men and town boomers are waiting for us. Reasons of Congenital Curiosity. The rest of the town is there, too, but most of them come for reasons intimately connected with the congenital curiosity that abides In the average mortal. The special left Hamlet, a little town on the line of the Seaboard, at 10 o'clock this morning and pulled Into Laurinburg an hour later. We leave hero at 2 o'clock for Maxton. and between now and tonight will cover besides that town, Lum.berton, Pem"brake and Fayettevllle, where we spend the night and stay until noon tomorrow. Mayor Bundy of Laurinburg Is no more enthusiastic than his like in other towns w* have visited. The following few comments Mr. Bundy made to me a little while , ago are a fair sample of the southern viewnnint nf the Greater Washington snwia 1 "A unique and splendid, idea for advertising commercially a city that Is already , world famed for Its wonderful beauty. I have no doubt whatever that Washington will protlt enormously by the publicity of its commercial ambitions obtained through the medium of this great exposition train. 1 wish you every success in the world. Not a southern merchant but would rather buy in Washington If he could obtain even as good treatment as he now obtains in Baltimore or elsewhere. Get your goods, adjust your frieght rates and we will helo with our money as well as our talk." Sounds pretty good, doesn't It, and X really believe the dear man meant it. too. I. C. N. \ THAW EXAMINED AGAIN. ' The Specialists Included Noted In- ' sane Hospital Experts. I NEW YORK, September 27,-Harry Thaw. who killed stanrora wnue june was examined mentaly and physically today by the same two alienists who examined him a few days ago?Dr. Britton D. Evans, medical director of the State Hospital for the Insane at Morris Plains, N. J., and Dr. Charles G. Wagner, superintendent of the State Hospital for the Insane at Bingham- i ton. The specialists made no public state- , ment. I i V. ortlimiolrfi at flojl .Tllan i Special Cablegram to The Star. . SAN JUAN, P. R., September 27.?A severe shock of earthquake was experienced here at 10:47 this morning. It lasted for thirty seconds, increasing In intensity. The \ buildings visibly trembled and the people, , panic stricken, fled into the streets. Banks niiu uuauiess nouses were aeserted by their i occupants from heads to Janitors. The peo- , pie of the city* had In mind the disasters at San Francisco and Valparaiso and the shock i struck terror Into them. No damage has | been reported yet | ] LOOAL SCHOOL MUDDLE BOA&D WILL NOT BE CALLED TO CONSIDER. Superintendent Chancellor May Make ! Inquiry and Report?Examination for Commissions of Cadets. Admiral Balrd, president of the board of education, said today that he had no Intention of calling a special meeting of the board to Investigate the alleged change in Superintendent Chancellor's list of recommAn/lntt/vna iliA rtlcrHt onhnnla hv Dr. W. S. Montgomery, assistant superintendent for the colored schools, the discovery of which was made at the meeting of the board Tuesday afternoon of this week. It haa been intimated by a member of the ' -? - -ai l?h tha uuaru, anu uy viurra a^uanncu ? ?? *? circumstances, that In writing on the list the names of C. K. Wormley, A. U. Craig and Miss I. I. Russell Dr. Montgomery was acting according to suggestions from mamhAno rtf tho hnard WhO WPTd opposed to Dr. W. Bruce Evans. It Is taken as evidence of factional feeling among the colored people interested In school matters. Dr. Evans was the choice of Superintendent Chancellor f$r assistant director ot' night schools and was backed by Director Murch of the night schools and by President Balrd. On the superintendent's recommendation he was appointed to tha _ .v. nr <- if pvamon, uner inc ?|i|iuhuiuciil ... Wormley had been rescinded. Mr. Wormley Is a teacher of drawing In the cdored high schools. Dr. Evans i3 principal of the Armstrong1 Manual Training School and assistant director of night schools last year. Dr. Chancellor to Investigate. Admiral Baird Is of the opinion that the ,,,111 ?v?r hofnro the next ireeting: of the board. He said, however, that Dr. Chancellor Is going to look Into it and may make a report. The superintendent was not in his office today. Dr. Montgomery is understood to hold that he was not Instructed by the super intendent as to whom lie wag to inciuue In his list, and also that he did not have time before the meeting to submit the list to his superior for Indorsement. Both white and colored lists were handed to Secretary Connor by Mr. Hughes, who is said to have understood the superintendent's wishes, but to be unwilling to even lock over Dr. Montgomery's list on the o-^r.iin/1 + v, Q ? ho haH nn nutfinritv for do I tiff so. President Baird told Mr. Hughes this morning in the presence of a Star reporter that ho would try and have the law changed so that there will be a white first assistant superintendent and a colored second assistant superintendent. He declared that such an arrangement would have prevented the "mix-up" which occurred at the iast meeting in regard to Jhe alleged change of names. Cadet Officers. Among the pupils of the high schools there is great eagerness today to learn who will be the successful ones In the examination which has just been completed for the positions of regimental officers in the cadet corps. The report of the examining board, consisting of Col. Burton R. Ross of the District National Guard and two other officers of the same organization, Is now In the hands of the school authorl ties at the Franklin, but it has not been passed upon by the military committee of the board, of which Capt. Oyster 1* chairman. The names will not be announced before tomorrow. Opening of Night Schools. In connection with the opening of the colored night schools next Monday the principals will be at the following buldings on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8:30 o'clock to enroll students for entrance: Armstrong Manual Training School, P street between 1st and 3d streets; Garnet, corner of 10th and U streets; Stevens, 21st street between K ai)d L streets, and Randall, corner of 1st and I streets southwest. Garnet, Randall and Stevens will jolfer Instruction In the elemeptary studies of the common schools, and also instruction In plain sewing, dressmaking and cooking. ine Kantian mgni scnoui win sne, m muitlon. bench work In wood. The Armstrong Manual Training School offers instruction through its business department in shorthand, typewriting and business English. Instruction is also offered in bench work, sewing, millinery and cooking. The engineering classes will be limited In number and will receive instruction in elementary physics relating to steam, the care of electrical machinery and apparatus, machine shop practice, pipe work and repairs and operating the steam and power plant of the building. All night school teachers are to meet Assistant Director Evans at the Armstrong School Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for assignment and Instruction. ROOSEVELT IS PLEASED OVER THE WORK OF THE NEW YORK REPUBLICANS. Special Dispatch to The Star. OYSTER BAY, N. Y? September 27.? There is great satisfaction at Sagamore Hill over the work of the republican convention yesterday. President Roosevelt regards the choice of Mr. Hughes as one of the brightest snots in New York state no Utical history for some time. Besides the congratulatory telegram which he sent Mr. Hughes himself, the President sent a large number of messages and letters to his friends In and out of the state expressing his satisfaction over the choice of the republican convention. The report that President Rposevelt will take the stump for Mr. Hughes has been branded at the executive offices as absurd. The President will take no more active part than an approval of the choice of Mr. Hughes and possibly a conference with him it Washington after his return there. The nomination of Hughes, however. Is a aistinct victory for the President. He has been working as much as his physician would permit him for the reform of the republican party in this state, and he believes that the nomination of Hughes and the reDrganization of the party has accomplished this object. There is no doubt that Mr. to win at the state election and administer \ bis office independently. When Mr. Parsons called on the Presl- . Jent two weeks ago It was not time for the announcement of the President's choice, bemuse it was not known how large the old . machine forces would loom at Saratoga. When the time came, however. Mr. Rooseirelt's plan went through with absolute sue- i ess and without the appearance that the 4 President was meddling too much In state politics. a l HEARST SAYS NOTHING. \ New Yorker Busy on Speech for 1 Poughkeepsie Fair. j NEW YORK, September 27.?W. R. i Hearst had nothing to say this morning j soncernlng his nomination by the demo- | eratlc state convention. He was engaged i In preparing a speech which he will deliver 1 it the county fair In Pouglikeepsie this aft- ( srnoon, and it was not expected that he ( would make any statement concerning his t nomination today. ( i Bomb Set Off in Gotham. ' NEW YORK, September 27.?An exploding bomb, set off, it is believed, by a re- ( vengeful gang of blackmailers, partly wrecked a flve-story tenement house at , Williamsburg today, and imperiled the lives < >f about fifty occupants. No one was hurt, [gnaclo Plglvannl, an Italian banker, who awns the place, has lately received blackmailing letters, which he ha? entirely Ignored. * . . . THE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TODAY'S SESSION OF CHICAGO Wfl v &XI iiva?for?AB nxiAu. CHICAGO, 111., September 27.-A1 today'a session of the League of American MuniclDallties. Harry P. Nichols, assistant en glneer in charge of the bureau of franchises, New York, spoke on "Franchise Conditions In the City of New York." On the general subject he said, In part: "The welfare of public service corporations and the Inhabitants of the city are tiuaeiy ttiuru. in*1 uorpurauuus iiiusv ?uun to the people for the privilege of using public property and for their patronage. The people must look to the corporations for efficient public service at reasonable rates. They are partners in business, and It is therefore necessary that perfect harmony cAiai. xnrjo uiusi ue nu greeuy cuui ia v?? the_J>art of the corporations to get from the people that which will produce excessive profits upon capital actually Invested,.and, on the other hand, there should be no desire on the part of the people or their official representatives to make unreasonable de mands upon the corporation. "Unfortunately, this principle of partnership has been too little understood, or has been almost entirely neglected by public service corporations and city officials In the past. "A maximum rate should be fixed by the terms of the franchise. "The compensation for a franchise should be an Initial sum upon obtaining the fran- I chlse, and an annual sum based preferably upon a percentage of the gross receipts with fixed minimum. "Franchises should be so drawn that the largest measure of control should be reServed to the local authorities." Toronto Mayor Spoke. Mayor Emerson Ooatsworth of Toronto, v^aiiautt, spuiio ui uie ui Street Railways In Toronto," saying, In part: "It may be roughly estimated that thr situation between the city and the company Is that of landlord and tenant. The city has leased out for thirty years from 1891 to the company the exclusive right for street railway traffic in Toronto on terms and conditions specified, and the charter Is not "The financial side of Toronto's arrangement with the railway Is a most satisfactory one, and the results have been of a gratifying nature. The provision is that the company shall pay to the city yearly $800 per milff of single track and $1,600 per mile of double track, and also a per centage of the gross receipts. In 1892 the city received $120,373. and In 1905. $292,706, and the probability Is that during the present year the receipts of the city will not be less than $434,000. The growth of revenue has been steady, the percentage every year mounting up. "Thprp hftVA hppn mnnv HianntPfa with th#? company, and eighty-four law suits Instituted on one side. But the disputes and difficulties did not prevent the city from securing'from the conipany good service. "The agreement of the city with the railroad company has been profitable for the city, and, all things considered. It Is probably the best one that could be made?giving the people as good service as can be had anywhere, at as cheap rates." lrn a mo trnour i nnr> a -rv UIiiHB l JtlUixL ABRV &U NOT COVERED IN LAW REQUIRING INSPECTION. Attorney General Moody today transmitted to the Secretary of Agriculture an opinion holding that the provision of the meat inspection amendment in the agricultural appropriation bill, approved June 30, 1000, forblddlnar the transnortation in Interstate commerce or to foreign countries of any carcasses, meat or meat food products not inspected and examined and marked as required by the act, did not apply to meat and meat food products imported from foreign countries. The question as to the application of the act to such articles had been raised by importers, railroads and others, and was of considerable importance, as immense quan titles of sausage, gelatin, meat extract and other meat food products are Imported every year and distributed from the ports of entry throughout the United States. Mr. Moody held that the provisions of the ( mPHf lnan<af?tinn flmpndmpnts havn rpfpr^nrp entirely to domestic slaughtering and meat packing establishments, having been passed Immediately in response to the message of the President to Congress transmitting the Neill-Reynolda report of the conditions In i the Chicago stock yards and packing 1 houses, and urging the passage of legislation providing adequate Inspection of meat and meat food products entering Into inter- 1 state commerce ana ior tne supervision or the methods of preparing the same. Covered by Pure Food Law. The matter of Imported meats and meat products the Attorney Qeneral said, was not referred to at all In that amendment, but had been dealt with by Congress In the pure food law, which had been enacted at the same time. The pure food law, he pointed out, specifically prohibited the introduction from any foreign country or the transportation In Interstate commerce of impure, adulterated or mlsibranded articles of food and drink, and provided that food should be . considered adulterated within the meaning of the act If, among other things, 'it con composed or putrid animal or vegetable au'bstance, or any portion of an animal unfit for food, whether manufactured or not, or If It Is the product of a diseased animal, or one that has died otherwise than by slaughter," This act, he said, plainly contemplated the importation and delivery through the channels of interstate commerce to the consignees and purchasers of imported meat food products which were pure, wholesome and unadulterated, and there- a fore Congress could not. In the meat Inspection amendment, have Intended to exclude them from such transportation. He also observed that the exclusion of such articles from transportation In Interstate commerce would amount to a restriction upon importation and entail considerable loss in the revenue now derived from the tariff duties thereon. He concluded. therefore, that, although possibly within the letter of the statute, such articles were not within Its spirit and it could not be held to apply to them. ro BE BURIED AT WEST POINT. ? ??????? Body of Lieut. CoL Lusk Conveyed Thence Today. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, September 27.?The steamship Ordnance, carrying the body of Lieut. 201. James Lorlng Lusk, who committed suicide yesterday at the home of his daueh :er at Sandy Hook, left that place at 7:40 r I'clock this morning for Weehawken. Later 1 i West Shore train took the body to West 1 Point, "where Jt will be buried. d There was no military display at Sandy j Hook. The casket with the body covered < with an American flag was placed in an d ambulance and escorted from the house to j .uc nuan uj uuitcn ui wie oranance de- t jartment. A detail of soldiers of the ord- t lance department acted as pallbearers. Lieut. Col. Lusk's daughter is the wife >f Lieut. James B. Dillard of the ordnance iepartment. Her lather was on sick leave ind was visiting her. He had been acting jueerly for severtB days, and yesterday 11 nrtien left alone for a short time he cut his c! hrnat nrlth ? rn. ~ it Stoessel is Retired. H Special <"ablegram To Tbe Star. ' ^ ST.. PETERSBURG, September - 27.?The w ;mperor has signed jpi order addressed to general. Poe.diger, minister of war, directrig that General Stossel, ?the defender of Port Arthur, be placed on the list of per- t( manently retired generals, and that no further court-martial proceedings be taken igainst him in the matter of the surrender f 3f Port Arthur, li A MURDER_CHARGED John Wright Identified as Assassin of Jackson Boney. WILL BE TAKEN TO VIRGINIA Governor to Be Asked for Requisition Papers. ATTORNEYS TO MAKE CONTEST Do Not Believe the Identification of Wright by Annie Oreen Was Conclusive. John Wright, alias Joseph Thomas, col ored, who was recently Identified at the District jail as the assailant of Miss Mabel Risley and Forrest Gooding, as heretofore stated In The Star, has also been identified as the slayer of Jackson Boney. Annie Green, colored, who Is In Jail In Alexandria county, Va., awaiting the action of the grand jury upon a charge of having killed Boney, was brought to this city yesterday afternoon and taken to the District jail. A dozen colored men were placed In line, and the woman was escorted to the rotunda to look at them. It Is said she promptly identified Wright as being the slayer of Boney. SherlfT Palmer took the woman to the District Jail yesterday, and before she was taken into the presence of the prisoners she was cautioned to be extremely careful and not to make any mistake. Sheriff Palmer explained what serious trouble a mistake would cause, and Annie said she trmiM rvl,-U ..lit n.? , .vl o.nnlm al.i. a,,.. tlie right man. After leaving the Jail she repeated the story of the crime to the sheriff and declared she had made no mistake. Her description given of the slayer at the time the murder was committed, the authorities say, tallies with that of Wright. It is stated that when Annie Jackson entered the rotunda at the Jail yesterday Wright lowered his head as if he wanted to put It in a position to prevent her , from seeing his defective eye. She Identified him without any trouble and the common satisfied with the result of yesterday's effort. He Is not entirely satisfied with the i alibi of the prisoner in the case of Miss Risley, however, but he will not make any move In her case at this time. I To Be Formally Arraigned. Mr. Mackey told a Star reporter this af- j ternoon that he will prepare a warrant for murder against Wright and send It to Rich- ' mond tonight by Deputy Sheriff Howard , Field. The warrant, he stated, is to be ] sworn out by Sheriff Palmer and accompa- i The sheriff will be designated In the requl- , sitlon papers as the agent of the state, he said, and the requisition will probably be I presented to the court next Monday. 1 Attorneys John W. Patterson and A. W. ' Scott, counsel for Wright, visited the prisoner In the District Jail this morning, tak1 n at with t h Am tha u-1 f a anr! n frlonH c\f 1 the prisoner. Upon their return they stated that they were certain there had been no i such Identification of their client as would 1 Justify his being: turned over to the Vir- < ginia authorities at this time. Wright, they stated, will be able to prove an alibi i if he is given an opportunity to do bo. I "We are merely in the case to see < that the prisoner gets Justice." said coun- s sel. "We fear that the Atlanta affair has 1 Inflamed the; people and that If Wright Is ( never get before the court." s Will Make a Contest. f The attorneys say they will contest every l Inch of the ground when the case is heard in court here upon the requisition of Gov. Swanson. Should the court grant the requi- I sltion, they say, they will note an appeal ] and take the case to the Supreme Court of ; the United States. i Mr. Mackey and Sheriff Palmer think i there is no reason to fear that tin* nponl? of Alexandria county will take the law Jn i their own hands. Many of the people who live In the vicinity of Fort Myer Heights, ' where the county jail Is located, he said, are people who are in the employ of the government and who would not participate ' In a lynching-. When Wright reaches Alexandria county nnH ig lnrTirpd In f 1 it f c tho I r? tontinn r?f I the authorities to have him Identified. If possible, by Miss Bywater and her escort, 1 Mr. Settle, who, as has been stated, were J assaulted by a colored man several weeks ago in the vicinity of Four Mile run. Mr. Mackey said it seemed to him that the 1 three crimes alleged might have been com- 1 mltted by the same man. In each case 1 there was a pistol used. ? , i THE PRESIDENT'S RETURN. He Will Be Back One Day Earlfox Than Expected. The "White House will not be In that i state of preparedness for the return of n the presidential family that was expected a. low wtrrna o?v. 1110 rtfjmirs una CUItllKes have taken longer than was anticipated, j, Workmen are still engaged on the west v terrace or wing, replacing a lot of un- p round material that was put In when the errace was erected. The workmen wfll be engaged on this part of the building for c. ten days or two weeks more. The Interior jf the White House is In good shape, however, and when the President and Mrs. ? Roosevelt, accompanied by their children. irrlve Monday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock :hey will find everything in place ready tor .he beginning of housekeeping. The furnl- 1 :ure of the state and private dining rooms, >f the three parlors and the great east ? oom has been overhauled and put in 11 ihape. The President will return to Washington 1 me day earlier than his schedule had ar- a anged for. A few weeks ago he was to 0 lave gotten back on Tuesday, the 2d. but iie Cuban situation and other matters have ? onilftrpH It V>lo *- * ^ M'3 onyi ivumg ins racation. The first cabinet meeting in the White ^ louse In more than three months will be " leld Tuesday morning. Cabinet officials are >eglnnlng to get back Into the city. At- " orney General Moody reached his desk r 't-sterday afternoon. Secretary Metcalf is w igain at his desk. Secretary Root la ex- 1 lected back from South America Sunday el light or Monday morning. Secretaries >viuti>ari.e aim w uson are nere, an<i secre- " ary Hitchcock and Postmaster General Jortelyou are looked for Monday. Assistant secretaries of the great depart- 11 nents are on their way back to Washing- * on, and the first of next week will find " he wheels of the government going round . it a faster gait than for three months. p As a good republican. Attorney General rloudy is pleased with the nomination of JJ] ;naries ti. Hugnes as tne repuDllcan candllate for governor of New York, but In an c' ifficlal way he regrets the nomination, as dr. Hughes was one of the special at- a< orneys for the Department of Justice in rust cases, and his services will be missed, r; m > ?* Death of a Naval Pharmacist. tl Pharmacist Francis Wood, U. S. N., re- * Ired, died at the Naval Hospital in this Ity Monday. Mr. Wood was a native of C couana, dui was appointea a pnarmacist j the navy from New York In September, jjj W8, after having served nearly fourteen eara In the navy as a seaman. He was Btired in March, 1900, and until recently f( as stationed at the Kittery depot, Maine. . e: Shock at St. Thomas. ST. THOMAS, Danish West Indies, Sepember 27.?There was a sharp and pro jnged earthquake shook here early this lornlng, but no damage was done. The w requeney of earth shocks lately is caus- d' ig some alarm here. re POLICE lETCHM cent Railway Accident. WITNESSES ARE EXAMINED . Railroad Employes Say Engineer Murphy Might Have Been Saved. WEBE KEPT BACK BY OFFTfF.RS Abstract of the Testimony Today at Hearing Given the Locomotive Engineers. An InveRttgatfon of the conduct of the police of tli? fourth precinct who ?fi(> <>i? duty September 1! about the derailed locomotive. under which Engineer Murnhv ?* pinned, fn the Southern railroad yards, was begun at 10 a.m. today by the District Commissioners. Witnesses, who claim that Murphy died through negligence on the part of the police, were examined. ('apt. Matthews of the fourth precinct was In attendance and questioned the witnesses for the police, while. Attornev Charles Bend helm represented the mem- * bers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Knglneers. who are Insisting u|k)ii the investigation. t'lilef Bell of the fire department, a-s well as Inspector Boardnian of the police department. and members of the brotherhood were In attendance. Commissioner Maofarland stated that th* witnesses would be heard and later their testimony sent to MaJ. Sylvester for his ninnl.lnt-.ll.in !.. ? ..1.1..- --- ?" ici'on remtive to the alleged mlsranduct of t'apt. Matthews and the police In keeping the trainmen from attempting to release the . engineer. He also said the coroner's verdict and report would be given to the superintendent of pvlice. Was on the Ground. II. T. Ireland was at the s<ene of the , accident. lie stated. He saw the engine turn over," and after notifying the officials he got two hydraulic lacks ?nH rm Ills knees working when a police officer pushed him away. "Did you see his number?" asked Commissioner Macfarland. "No, sir," was the reply; "I did not." Ho then said that the policeman had grease on his sleeve. Later Capt. Mathews questioned the witness and was informed that he had seen part of an engine raised by such a J?<k. Baggage Master Sullivan of the Southern railway was on the scene Ave minutes after HIP wrorlr HA caw Rnvinoar M u? tvhv ir? ? ?loud of steam under the overturned engine. He said he got scantling with several strangers, and attempted to raise the engine from the engineer's legs. "The police then arrived and ordered all back from the engine," Mr. Sullivan stated. He went baclf, he declared, and attempted to again help the unfortunate engineer, but said he was driven away again by tha police. Being questioned by Attorney Bendhelm. the witness stated the lacks l>eine used were powerful enough to raise a locomotive. Commissioner Macfariand then Interrupted to say that the attorney should not ask the witness what expert testimony would inly Tie abh? to determine. A. N. Spenee. foreman of the Southern railway yards, said he was on the scene :wo mlnute-s after the happening of the ao'Ident. and found only three men there. He lent for jacks and for Dr. Thompson. The >ouce men arrived, ne said, and lie was oriered a way b>- Lieut. MuiluUJ. lie said lie tated he was watching the physician's tnrtrumenffl. and that J^leut. Mulhall said: "If you are a good railroad mam you will jet out'of the way and set a good exam>le." A Big Crowd. Witness said about fifteen hundred were n attendance. He stated lie saw Capt. Matthews either strike a man or "strike it" him. He did not know who the man was, but heard Capt. Matthews say the man had hold of his sleeve. He further stated that one of the men In :liarge of jacks was an experienced hand. A. 8. Moffett said that the jacks he was going to use could raise fifteen tons, ac:ording to estimates. Mr. Spence was recalled and said the cab ?ould have been packed up. as It was only jointed tf? thf* heavier rkftrt nf thi? *>ntrlnp. Mr. Bellsbaw Called. William J. Bellshaw. oiler on the P., B. and W. railroad, stated that he bathed Murphy'a head with cool water. Dr. G. J. Jones of the Emergency Hospital knew nothing of the conduct of th? jollce at the scene of the accident. He was excused. Frank Stewart, assistant yardma?ter at light of the P-. B. and W. railroad yards, said the engine was a 115-ton engine, according to his estimation. He thought that iirlfh iapks at hand t h a nvArlr s\f t Engineer Murphy would have taken "right smart time." Other witnesses examined were S. T. tyan. conductor, and Thomas H. Cox, nachtnlst. Testimony of Mr. Downs. Thomas H. Downs, grocer at 609 Marymd avenue southwest, said all of Murphy's t-ords were of his wife, children and & iriest. Witness stated he was asked by the police o stand back, but he did not go, but connued to fan the engineer. He said a large rowd was in attendance. Commissioner Macfarland asked: "Did you see the police require men In veralls to stand back?" "About two were driven back," answered tie witness. He thought that Murphy's left leg was he only one caught by the overturned cab. . u jmn inquiry Dy tjapt. Mathews, -witness aid he was positive Murphy's right leg was eld tight. G. B. Eppley, commission merchant at 212 Oth street, said he was one of the first to rrive upon the scene, and that he was one f those attempting to jack the cab up. Murphy told witness "that his feet were urnlng up," and witness went for a ucket of water. Coming back he was stopped by tall do ceman and not 4-Ilewed to go near lurphy. V. M. Acors. employed In the yard of the 'hiladelphla, Baltimore and Washington atlroad, said he was stopped toy police 'hen sent by his superior officer to aid In * he effort to pull the car attached to the iglne away. At 10 o'clock the hearing of the witnesses ,as suspended until lift) o'clock. The Inquiry was resumed shortly after :3<) o'clock with A. McWelsh. a fireman on * le C. & O. train as a witness. He said he rrived shortly after the accident and was riven back by the police. A. M. McCurry. a C. & O. railroad em loye. said he came shortly after 8 o'clock nd did not know who the police were drlv[g back. The reason the men were driven ick. according to the witness, was beiuse they were In their shirt sleeves. J. Li. Reynolds of W>4 Duke street. Alexidria, a fireman on the Southern railroad, lid he saw police drive crowd back from :ene of accident. Witness was also kept ick. he stated. He said he was the fireman for Murphy, le engineer who was^killed, and when he nempiea to aia mm vjapt. Aiaunews drove im back. He also said that Capt. Matthews shoved onductor Loving of the train back. The inductor told him who he was and that Is duty was where he was standing. Wltsss did not see men work with Jacks. In answer to inquiry, witness said Jacks light have been used while he was away >r a short time. When The Star's report closed Reynolds' lamination was being conducted. J. C. McBurney of Boise. Idaho, right nlnent commander of the Knights Tern- * . ars of Idaho, has mysteriously disap*ared. He was last seen in Spokane. He as to institute a commandery at Coeur Alene, Idaho, Monday niffht, but never 4 ached that town.