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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
? *
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
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
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
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
* *
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.
May Not Be Necessary to Send
Any Troops to Cuba.
Indications Point to Possibility of Ar
ranging jnuvicrs.
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.
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.
~.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. \
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
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 | ]
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.
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
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
a l
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. (
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.
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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
"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
"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
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
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.
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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. ~
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
John Wright Identified as Assassin
of Jackson Boney.
Governor to Be Asked for Requisition
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
cent Railway Accident.
Railroad Employes Say Engineer
Murphy Might Have Been Saved.
Abstract of the Testimony Today at
Hearing Given the Locomotive
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
"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
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,
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 &
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
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.

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