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Star's Sunday Magazine
Rain today. Tomorrow fair.
No. 132.? No. 17.171.
BacI Ccllision on B. and 0. at
Bellaire, Ohio.
Accident Laid to the Failure of an
Only Two Cars Were Damaged, But
They Were Awful Wrecks.
Locomotives Demolished.
WHEEI.ING, W Va. September 2S.?
Flf* en men w? re killed ar.d a score in
jur.-.] .1 number fatally, at Bellaire. Ohio,
lit :t: 1 r. this afternoon, when the Chicago
an.) Wheeling Express triin on the Balti
more .iml Ohio r.i road > rushed into a
freight train which was moving slowly on
a Killing. The dead:
K.l He.ni. 14th street. Wheeling.
W Hi,,m Shaw. '.-11 Market street, Wheel
*' irl l!er; ran. ITS'. 127th street. Milwau
I., n Galbratth fr ig:-.t engineer, Nor
w i 'k < iii.?
F K Motz. freight conductor. Newark.
Oh o.
T. A. Tninlap. passenger fi-cman.
W J Johns..n. freight engineer. N wark.
Han y English. Connorsvllle Ohio.
Curtis Lafferty. Cambridge. Ohio.
11 Peterson. 7<>4 Willow avenue. Hobo
ken N. J
John Hawk. ??'. 4th street, .
Tliree unknown.
Following is a partial 1 st of the injured:
Alfred Dalby, New York.
Win. i'arrell. Albany. N. Y.
F. Wilson.
Patrick Elwood, 1*14 Is'h street. Wheeling.
Barney Daily. I'ittsburg._Pa.
W. L. Zimmer.
F Jackson. Cambridge, Ohio.
1'. l.awson. Boston, W. v a.
C. Johnson, North Addison street. Cam
Lridg.. Ohio.
D K. Glover, KIoo, Oh o.
Atnootier, Newark, Ohio.
W. C. Besaut.
B. E. Kneer an<1 B. J. Blumbnugh, mail
clerks; residence unknown.
H. A. Lipscomb, passeng-r engineer,
Switch Was Open.
The wreck was due. it is said, to the fail
ure of an operator to throw a switch. The
westbound freight had received orders to
meet the passenger at the western im ts of
the B. llaire yard, and was moving slowly
s'otig ihe siding. At the point where the
wreck occurred there is a very sharp curve,
which prevents the engineers of eastbound
trains from seeing more than a few feet :
ahead. The passenger train swung around
the curve very rapidly, being three hours
late, and should have gone on in safety on
tie main line. The switch to the siding,
however, had not been turned, and the
train shot onto the siding and Into the
freight. There WSS Scarcely time to apply ,
the brakes and no lime lor the enginemen ,
to Jump.
The two l.lg engines were reduced to |
Junk by the hi!pa. t. bat the worst damage j
was done to the smoker, which was tele
? .[ed so completely by the baggage car
that every seat was thrown out of the
cone':, livery occupant of the smoker was
badly injure.!. The j assengers in the otlu r
day o.at h an.l the two Pullmans w.-re
tumbled I rum their seats, hut not seriously
Engint er flail.raitli was burned to a criso
by > s, aping st.-am The injured w.-re taken
to the Glendale, \V. Va., and Bella re hos
General Manager Fltzg. raid, who was in
th. neighborhood on an inspection tour,
itMi :..-rai Sup. rin'.er.dent W C. I.or ? ??? of i
Wheeling personally superintended the res
cue work (}r>-at difiii ulty was experienced
In removing the injured passengers from
the wr> k. .1 smoker. Work was slow be
cau*. i very movement of the debris caused
?>.me on*- to shri. k with pain as the vic
tims w?r. entangled In a mass of tim
bers and twisted irons.
Opera Company Caught.
Arti..:.- the nassengers on the wrecked
tra:r ?.-re the members of KicharJ Carle's
"Spring ieken" comic (.pera, which was
ti ha\- played at Wheeling this, afternoon
and . u nlng. All the members of the com
pin v escaped serious Injuries except Alfred
l ilb> tlie musical dire.-t. r. It was found
li" ? ,-sary to amputate his right arm, thus I
niJint h-s i a tier in his pr fesslon. He
was ib.lug in the sin ki-r and was found
?!tr i heavy tinili. r tightly binding liini by
tt.. arms.
l';n wr. eked passenger train left Chl
i.is*. f-.r Pittsburg huiI Wheeling at !>::?>
|M1 night, and is known us train No. II.
"I ,. tra'.n Is dlv.ded ai '"hleago Junction,
part g ,:ik on to 1'ittsburx by way of Ak
T n and tl. other part eoinlng through to
Wheeling via Newark. The Wheeling end
of tin- train consisted of six coa. lies.
A: the of..- of Supt. l,oree tonight it
was said that they w.-re not yet certain
win. ii operator is t<> blame for the ac.-ldent.
b it a thor. ugh Invest git Ion was under
The prop, rty damage will amount to
Sh ut Jii".i?>.'. A eur.ous feature of the
wr>. k that the baggage car and the
smoker w. re the only cars on the passen
ger train ilamag.-d.
Preparations for the McKinley Monu
ment Ceremonies.
CANTON Ohio September 27. Th ? tlrst
of the national guests of Canton to arrive
for the Mi K nley monument dedication was
Be'-r tary Cortelyou He came in today,
snd Is at the horn-' of Justice Day tonight.
Thl? afternoon le and Justice Day went
ovi r l-.e details of the program for Monday.
Gov Harris w.ll reach i'anton Sunday
?v.-nit g Vice President Fairbanks and
Jam.s W'hlteomb Hiley, who Is to read a
pot in at th;- dedication, will reach Canton
tog* t her Monday forenoon.
Col H 1> I'otts of the general staff corps
?f the I'nlted States Army, Atlanta, and
Lli Ut A F Comiskey of the 7th I'llited
States Cavalry, with Col Wright, chief of
Staff of Gen. Charles DP k of the Ohio
National Guard, today went over the line
?f mari-h for Monday The plans were ap
proved and arrangements are completed for
\ ? big military pageant.
Mr. Taft Assumes a New Title
in Japan.
Newspapers All Greet Him With
Friendly Editorials.
Makes This Flat Statement in Reply
to the Question of a Native
TOKIO. September 2S.?Secretary Taft ar
rived at Yokohama early this morning and
already hi? first day in Japan has contrib
uted much toward reassuring the Japanese
in the rr.nt!< r of the fe ling entertained re
garding them in America. Thomas J.
O'Brien, the new American ambassador to
Japan, who arrived with Mr. Taft. did not
fail i-n doing his part in the creation of a
b'tter fee'inc between the two countries.
The Tfnchl Shimhim. displaying commend
able enterprise, publishes this evening a
half-tone picture of the Secretary landing
at Yokohama and an interview in which
Mr Taft is quoted as saying: "America
and Japan will always be friends. The ne
cessity for arms in trade is something we
do not recognize. I sp' ak as the Secretary
of War of America, and also as the secre
tary of peace." The newspapers tomorrow
will publish simi'ar interviews as well as
lengthy editorial articles, welcoming Secre
tary Taft as the representative of "Amer
ica. the friend of Japan."
After an uneventful voyage across the
Pacific from Seattle, which port she left
September IX the Minnesota stole up Tokio
bay just as dawn was breaking this morn
ing ami anchored at the Yokohama quar
antine station.
No Function Sunday.
The entertainment of the Secretary was*
chang-d at a late hour today and all the
arrangements made by the navy depart
ment and the committee of the imperial
household will be subordinated to this new
plan. According to the expressed desire of
the emperor, Secretary Taft will be re
ceived in audience and entertained at lunch
eon Wednesday. There will be no functions
Sunday. Monday Count Havashi, the for
eign minister, will give a lunch in honor of
Secretary Taft. and Monday ntglit the mu
nicipality of Tokio will give a dinner in his
honor. Two hundred invitations have been
sent out for this latter function. Tuesday
the Secretary will lunch with H. Percival
podge, the American charge d'affaires,
after which lie will be given a reception by
tin- residents of Yokohama, while Tuesday
ev nir.g lie will be enter.ained at dinner by
the minister of war, Lieut. Gen. Terauchi
\mong those who were received by Secre
tary Taft on board the Minnesota this
moining were a number tof the leading
Journalists of Japan. Keplying to a felic
itous speech of welcome. Secretary Taft
said, referring to the matter of racial prej
udices. that it was only necessary to refer
his questioners to the message of President
Koosevelt on this subject.
As to the Philippines.
The Secretary of War was then asked if
the United Slates intended to sell the Phil
ippine Islands. To this Mr. Taft replied
that America had no int- ntion of selling,
adding that he had no mission in Japan ex
cept to bring a friendly greeting to and
visit old friends on his way to Manila.
Continuing, the Secretary outlined his
proposed trip around the world and spoke
of his plans for the future government of
the Philippines. In conclusion Mr. 'laft
? The future lies in Mr. O'Brien's hands."
Mr. O'Brien then made a brief address
l-i* which lie said his mission was a peace
ful one. and that lie was extremely grati
fied at his reception here. The various re
i ption committees, the members of the
American embassy and others who had
gun- down u Yokohama to welcome Mr.
Taft were awakened by runners at an
?any hour this morning and by <:.(<> they
boarded the Minnesota amid the bring or
saluics from the shore and-the booming of
seventeen guns from the American
Chattanooga, -nchored in the bay. After
the reception on the Minnesota Mr. and
.Mrs Taft and Mr. and Mrs. O Brien had
breakfast on hoard the steamer. 1 hen Mr
and Mrs Taft came ashore In a launch
from the Chattanooga and landed at the
1 ier, whence they were driven to tile (.rand
Hotel, preceded by a squadron of cavalry.
Mr Taft then rested for a few hours, after
which be was entertained at lunch Dy
Count Terashima. The Japanese commit
tee of Welcome and several ?"cmhere ofMr.
Taft's party also were present. Mr. O Brten,
accompanied . y Mr. L>..dge, Peter Augustus
Jav lirst secretary of the American em
ba?*v and other members of the embassy
staff came to Tokio at 11 o'clock and are
temporarily quatered at the Imperial Hotel.
Lodged in a Palace.
Mr. and Mrs. Taft left Yokohama at 4
p.m. and arrived here at ten minutes of 5
They were received al the railroad sta
tion by a delegation of high government
officials and representatives of the Ameri
can embassy. The outside of the station
was gaily decorated in honor of the visitors.
Owing to the fact that the hour of their
arrival here had not been announced, only
a small crowd of the populace had gath
ered to greet the Secretary and his wife.
At the railroad station Mr. and Mrs. Taft
entered one of the imperial carriages and
were at once driven to the detached pal
ace of Shlba, one of the picturesque an
cient residences of the imperial family.
Once installed in the palace Lieut. Gen.
Terauchl-Maoaki called upon Secretary
Taft. and this visit the Secretary returned
Loses in Semi-Finals on St. Martin's
Special Dispatrh to The Star.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. September 28.?
The golf tournament of the Philadelphia
Cricket Club at St. Martin's was finished
today in a drenching rain, which, how
ever. failed to interfere with the keen
ness of the struggles for the various
cups H. A. Mackey of Mt. Airy defeated
O. McCumtnon of Chevy Chase in the
semi-final round for the President's cup.
The match was bitterly contested at
every point, and it was not until the
nineteenth hole that Mackey landed the
victory. In the final round Mackey lost
to A. 11. Smith of Huntingdon Valley by
2 up.
Che Is Traveling Incog, as "lbs. Gre
ville" and Denies Herself to
Reporters at New York.
NEW YORK. September 28.?'The Count
ess of Warwick, traveling incognito, under
the name "Mrs. Greville," was a passenger
today on the steamer Campalna from
Liverpool. The countess Is widely known
for her socialistic work in England.
The countess was met at the dock by
former Representative Jefferson M. Levy
of New York, whose guest she will be at
the old Thomas Jefferson home at Monti
cello, Va. The Rt. Rev. Arthur Foley
Wlnnlngton-Ingram, Lord Bishop of Ixin
don. will also be Mr. Levy's guest at Moii
The countess denied herself to interview
ers, saying that she was on a private visit
and did not wisii to be bothered by re
porters. Mr. Levy stated that there wad
no truth in the statement that the countess
had come to America to discuss socialism
with the leaders of that cult In this coun
She will remain at Monticello for two
weeks, anil-will then return to England.
Grand Jury to Get Busy at Minne
apolis This Week.
ST. PAUL, Minn., September 28.?The
federal courts will be in session In Min
neapolis next week, and the grand Jury
will begin an investigation of the so-called
lumber trust, which Is understood to have
its headquarters in Minneapolis, witnesses
to the number of fifty having. It is re
ported, been summoned to testify. Of this
number, twenty are from this state and
the rest from Iowa and the two Dakotas.
It is understood that the government has
been collecting testimony to show that the
lumber trust has been using the mails for
unlawful purposes in its crusade to squeeze
the independent companies to exhaustion.
The report of the grand Jury on this par
ticular line of law infraction may be of a
sensational nature.
Republicans Name Editor of the
Volksblatt as Their Candidate.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, September 28.?Col.
Leopold Markbrelt, editor of the Cincinnati
Volksblatt, past commander of the Ohio
Commandery of the Loyal Legion, and
widely known in both capacities, was today
nominated as the republican candidate for
mayor of Cincinnati. Representative Nich
olas I.ongworth presided as chairman of
the convention, which indorsed President
Roosevelt and the republican national
declaration of principles.
While the platform did not make specific
mention of Secretary Taft, former Mayor
Fleischmann. who reported the resolutions,
paid an eloquent tribute to the Cincinnati
representative In President Roosevelt's
Successful Candidates for Revenue
Cutter Cadetships.
The following named candidates success
fully pass.-d the recent competitive exami
nation for cadetships in the United States
rt venue cutter service and they will receive
appointments within the next few days:
Eugene A. Coffin. Bayonne, N. J.; Jacob
F. Guthrie. Chicago. 111.; William J. Kees
ter, Chicago. III.; Ira W. Bird, Milwaukee,
j Wis.; John A. Brlstow. Washington. D C.;
Robert E. Messersmith, Fleetwood, Pa.;
j J< remiah A. Starr, New York; Charles E.
| Gray. Portland. Me.; John S. Baylls, New
I York, and Henry Coyle, Portland, Me.
Carmack Out for Governor.
COLUMBIA, Tenn., September 28.?For
mer United States Senator JMward W.
Carmack today announced himself a candi
date for Governor of Tennessee against
Malcolm R. Patterson.
CHICAGO, September 28.?Frank J. Con
stantlne, recently convicted of the murder
of Mrs. I.ouise Gentry, was today denied
a new trial by Judge Kavanagh, and in ac
cordance with the verdict of the jury was
sentenced to life imprisonment at Joliet.
The Star today consists of six parts, as
Part I?News 18
Part II?Editorial 12
Part 111?Magazine 20
Part IV?Women's anil Fashions 8
Part V?Sports 4
Part VI?Comic Srction 4
Part One.
Fifteen Dead in Wreck 1
"Secretary of Peace" 1
La Follette Is Busy 1
Hearst's League Attacks Judges 1
Stranded in London 2
Canada Is Maturing 2
Warfield a Candidate 2
Mexico's Guests 3
New Jersey Politics 3
Alexandria Affairs 5
Government l'ier at Jamestown 7
, May Speak at Polls 10
Musical Mention 11
Army and Navy News 12
Ore of Mesaba Range 13
As the Cartoonists See the News 13
Delegates to S't. Andrew's Brotherhood 14
Anglo-Russian Pact 14
Financial Page 15
Part Two.
Society o
Richmond Society 3
Alexandria Society 3
Editorials 4
In the Uealtu of Higher Things 5
The Theater 6
The Foreign Stage 7
Classified Ads s
Classified Ads 9
The Midnight Guest 10
News of Local National Guardsmen 11
Local News 12
Part Three.
The Vanishing Fleets. By Roy Norton 3
The Spider and the Fly. By Ramsey Benson.. 5
Why I Became a Republican. By Speaker
Cannon 7
The Record of Rusty Quinn. By Sewell Ford. 0
Campaigning With Sherman. By Oliver Otis
Howard 11
The District Attorney. By Walter Hackett... 13
Part Four.
Stokers Delay Big Ship 1
For the Home Dressmaker 2
Practical Aid for Artistic Needlewomen 3
McKinley Memorial 4
Mr. Dooley 5
To Entertain Fire Chiefs 0
The Powers and Maxine 7
England's Parcel Post 8
Part Five.
Local Foot Ball Season Open 2
Nationals Win 2
Ballot the Winner 2
Early Days of College Base Ball 3
Hope to Beat Last Year's Record 3
Batting and Fielding Averages of Nationals.. 3
Stories of#Base Ball Players 3
Foot Ball Prospects 4
Race Track Superstitions 4
Weather Favors Harness Horses 4
Tom Morris on Golf 4
Part Six.
Sambo and His Funny Noises 1
Nlcodemus Napoleon James Crow, Esq 2
Wags?The Dog That Adopted a Man 2
Bub?He's Always to Blame 3
Prof. Fakem, the Naturalist 3
Brownie Clown of Brownietown 4
Arrested, Practically Kidnaped, and
Taken Off Train on Writ of
Habeas Corpus.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal.. September Z> ?
Fremont Older, managing editor of the San
Francisco Bulletin, arrested In San Fran
cisco late yesterday on a warrant charging
criminal libel, was released at Santa Bar
bara today by Judge Crow of the superior
court In $:t,000 bonds. Older left for homo
Older corroborated the statement that he
was hurried out of San Francisco and
placed aboard a train for Los Angeles af
ter his arrest. He said that at San Jose
he was allowed to telegraph to Rudolph
Spreckels, telling of his plight. After some
rapid work a writ of habeas corpus was
Issued in Santa Barbara at 2 o'clock this
morning, and Older was taken off the train
to Judge Crow's court.
The complaint on which Older was ar
rested In San Francisco was tiled in Jus
tice J. C. Summerfield's court In Ixis An
geles by Luther Brown, an attorney. It
charged criminal libel In the publication in
the Bulletin ftf a story In which the name
of Luther Brown Is alleged to have been
confused with that of R. Kr.iwn, a detec
tive, charged in the newspaper with con
sorting with immoral women.
Sudden Death of Bath (N. Y.) Man.
Sisters Reside Here.
Special Plspatch to The Star.
ROCHESTER N. Y.. September 28.?
Charles H. McMaster, a brother of Misses
Juliet and Clara McMaster of Washington,
D. C., died in liath, X. Y., last night at 7
o'clock. Mr. McMaster went into the sur
rogate court at Bath last evening to read
a newspaper. Later he was found up
stairs dead by Surrogate Monroe Wheeler.
His death was due to a combination of dis
orders. Mr. McMaster was at one time an
editorial writer on the New York Times
and had gained prominence throughout the
state as an orator. His remains will be in
terred at Bath.
Shifting Train Runs Them Down in a
Norfolk Street.
NORFOLK, Va., September 28?Mrs. U.
G. Munsell and Mrs. Henry Holmes, both
of Springfield, Mass., here to attend tha
Millenial Dawn Tract Society convention,
were killed tonight at the corner of Main
and Matthews streets I y a Norfolk and
Western railroad shifting train. The police
had to interfere to prevent Mr. Holmes
I from Jumping Into the dock.
Not Believed to Be Members of Re
cent Conspiracy Band.
HAVANA, September 2.8.?A band of four
teen bandits attracted the attention of the
authorities of Santiago province recently,
and today a detachment of rural guards
was sent to apprehend them. Shots were
exchanged and the bandits were dis
The government does not believe that the
appearance of the bandits in Santiago
province was part of the movement planned
by the conspirators recently arrested here.
They are believed to be outlaws, represent
ing several foreign nations, who have been
employed at the Santiago iron mines.
Capt. Dougherty, supervisor of the rural
guards at Santiago do Cuba, has left that
city for the scene of the disturbance with
an additional detachment of rural guards,
and It is believed that the bandits will be
captured within a few hours.
Reports received from all other sections
of the island say that quiet prevails.
Guards Sent to Round Up Bandits.
SANTIAGO. Cuba, September 28.?A
train left San Luis today for the vicinity
of Cueta Nlepe with a detachment of rural
guards and their camp equipment to hunt
down a band of so-called bandits, who have
been located In a wood near Herrcra, in
this province.
Wisconsin Senator Candidate
for the Presidency.
His Lieutenants in Clcse Touch With
the Country.
Stories Rife Over Recent Conference
With Isaac Stephenson?Rumors
of Break?Taft Men Active.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
MILWAUKEE. Wis. September i!S ?
Senator Robert M. La Toilette's determina
tion to have his name presented to the
next national republican convention as a
presidential candidate Is no longer In doubt.
His personal organization of the movement
to secure at least the Indorsement of the
Wisconsin delegation and his establishment
of- headquarters at Madison, which will
carry on a national campaign )n an effort
to organize the La Follette sentiment In
the various states, have made certain the
fact that the senior senator from Wiscon
sin has his ambitious eye on the \\ lute
House. Speaker Herman L. Ekern of the
[ last legislature has been selected by Sena
' tor La Follette as his campaign manager,
the Madison headquarters have been opened
and the dissemination of literature through
out the country Is about to begin
Even those closely in touch with the T.a
Follette boom do not believe that he has
any idea of landing the nomination plum
this year, seeing Instead In the aggressive
beginning which he is making but a fore
runner of the tight which Is to be made In
earnest in 11H2. Memories of the rep'ated
defeats whieli lay between the struggling
young lawyer and the gubernatorial chair
at Madison, and which Instead of discour
aging him aroused the spirit of dog?*>d
persistence which has won him every vic
tory in his political career., strengthen the
conviction that La Follette is but paving
the way.
At a secret conference recently held In
Milwaukee, where the movement to present
his name to the national convention started
with a few of his henchmen several weeks
ago. reports covering the entire national
field are said to have been submitted. These
reports. It is declared, revealed a surpris
ingly strong sentiment for the Wisconsin
senator in all parts of the country, and
his lieutenants assert that if this sentiment
can be organized and induced to evpress
itself in the selection of delegates to the
national convention he will be a candidate
to be reckoned with.
Even while the conference wap in session
men connected with the Taft campaign
were in the city working energetically,
and there is every indication that Wiscon
sin will be regarded as one of the storm
centers of the coming campaign. Methods
to be followed by La Follette's bureau will
.be marked by the same thoroughness and
attention to detail which have been such
vital factors in his former successes. It
is known that La Follette men anticipate
opposition to the senator's control of the
state, and Speaker Ekern has power to
call to his assistance all the lieutenants
who have been prominent in the La Follette
movement from the start. Each county
is to be organized.
In Wisconsin the contest will be more or
less along personal lines, but while the
exact nature of the campaign to be waged
In other states is not known, it is gen
erally believed that advantage will be tak n
of the popular feeling of discontent against
existing conditions, the trusts and tlte
railroads. It is held that Senator La Fol
lette's views are extremely popular.
Plenty of Funds Despite Poverty.
It has been a peculiar fact connected
with La Follette's career that while per
sonally a poor man his political interests
have never suffered fo.- lack of funds It
is announced now that the Wisconsin cam
paign will be financed by local men, the
senator's supporters in each county, and
that In addition to this, money in suh?i
stantial amounts will not be lacking to do
th" work In the oth"r states. Closely
ld-ntlfled with the financial side of the
campaign is a general curiosity as to what
took plac? at a lengthy meeting btw-en
Senator La Follette and Senator Iraac
Stephenson, his special political angel, at
the time of the general conference.
Two stories regarding this meeting nre
current, one that a harmonious understand
ing was reached and the other that a break
occui rt d. Those w.io believe that La Fol
lette still has use for Uncle Ike, the man
who has born the bulk of the expense of
the La Foiled- movement In Wisconsin,
assert that the man from Marinette Is
expected to stc-etly contribute J100.000 to
th* presidential fund in exchange for the
promise that ho shall succeed himself in
the United States Senate after the expira
tion of his short term as the successor to
former Senator John C. Spooner.
Two vers!'lis of the break between the
two senators exist. <~.ne whieh is known
to be authorized by La Follette himself
Is tliat he has ref".s~d to support Stephen
son for the long term and that he has
served notice r>n him to this effect and that
he will refuse all offers of financ-ial as
sistance from Uncle Ikej's millions. Others
? ass- rt that it was Stephenson who did the
serving of notice, he declaring that he in
tended to pay his obligat'on to Lieut Gov.
W D Connor, who threw l is support in
the last legislature to Stephenson and
broke the el"adlo< k. with the understand
ing. It is said, that he was to have Ste
phenson's support in the fight for the long
term It Is known that Conno plays no
part in La Fi Uette's political plans with
the possible exception of his pr? sent posi
tion as lieutenant to Gov. DavW.son, who
will be supported for renomlnatlon by La
Follette and his henchmen. Indications
are that La Follette has succred-d in get
ting Davidson back into th? fohl. In fact
there are wlie< is within wheels in the poli
tical situation in Wiscon3hn.
Lost No Time in Flannin<j.
Immediately after his return from Wash
ington La Follette began laying t'.ie foun
dation for the political program which hael
as its first siep the executive mansion at
Madison. He anr.ouncrd himself : s a can
didate for the republican nomination for
governor in IS!'*? and was defeated. He an
nounced himse-if again In 1898 and again
he was defeated. Then came two years
more of quiet campaigning, and in 1!*K> his
biennial announcement was followed by
the nomination and election.
Re-elected twice In spite of opposition
which rent the party in Wisconsin in twain,
he had scarcely entere.i upon his third term
as governor wi n the legislature was e tiled
upon to eWt ?? successor to Senator Joseph
Very Quarles, for whom the political knife
was unshea.h-d. and when the smoke of
the contest lifted La lr diette had d< -id d
to have Madison for Washington. Assum
ing his position in l!*o.~>. he liecame ih<
senior senator from W isconsin a year later
through the resignation of John C. Spoon- r.
His term In the United States S>natc ex
pires In 1U12. H" hf.s two national conven
tions before then in v hich to make gi.od
In his aspiration to step direct from tie
Seenate house . '<> the Wl.lt House. To
those who have followed the relentlessin-s ?
of his career ti.e outcome Is trau-jh* with
a personal interest outside of th< national
issues involved.
Accuses Them of Favoring the
Attorney General Jackson Makes
Bitter Arraignment.
Independent Candidates Named at a
Vociferous Convention Held in
Carnegie Hall.
Speclnl From n Staff Orresponflfnt.
NEW YORK. September Vr. William
R. Hearst's Independence J/eagu? In con
vention called to nominate two candidates
for judges of the court of appeals, made a
violent assault tonight upon the Judiciary
of the state of New York. Sensational
speeches were delivered and a platform
adopt-d which scored in bitter terms the
Judiciary, and even mentioned by name ona
r.f the proposed candidates for re-election
In a highly uncomplimentary connection.
The attorney general of the state of New
York, llr. William S. Jackson, who was
electee on the Hearst ticket. In the cou so
of a speech before the convention made
this bold statement:
"It is not exaggeration to say that every
law. without exception, adopted to check
the operation of trusts In restraint- of trade
or to bring their promoters within the
range of the criminal law has been com
pletely frustrated and pa'alyzed In the
coui ts.
"The efforts of the attorney general huve
been thwarted, not by decisions upon the
merits of the actions he has sought to In
stitute. and has Instituted, but by Judicial
delays, which have held him at the thresh
old of the court
"In the meantime, the men whom the
Attorney General believes and alleges to be
criminals, and whom the law declares to
be criminals, are still administering the
high responsibilities attached to their con
trol of great corporations."
"No Office Above People's Control."
Mr. Hearst himself, in addressing the con
vention. of which he was chairman, said In
the course of his remarks:
"Beware of those who would take the
judiciary out of politics by placing it In the
hands of politicians. Look for no clean ju
dicial ermine that has been fitted.to a can
didate by the grimy hands of political
"Tnose who favor the nomination of
judges in behalf of special interests by a
back room committee dominated by party
bosses would take the judiciary out of the
hands of tiie people, out not out of politics.
"I admit that a Judge must construe the
law according to his lights, but I declare
that when a judge Is found who continually,
persistently and almost uniformly con
strues the law in favor of special Interests
and contrary to the welfare of the whole
people. It is time, at least, to turn on an
other ligiit.
"1 maintain that the people have a right
to consider a judges acts and to criticise
a judge s acts, and to reward, punish, elect
or reject, or re-elect a Judge according to
his acts. There is no office created by the
p -opie that can be above the commendation
1 ul ti.e people, above the criticism of the
peopie, above the control of the people.
"-Moreover, it is not necessary that a
judge be corrupt, it is not necessary even
that ho become incompetent, for the people
to reject him; It is sullicient if tlie natural
bent of his mind leads him continually to
render opinions contrary to the good of
th.i state and the welfare of the citizens.
"The fact mat an unsatisfactory Judge
has been on the bench for fourteen years
is not an argument for his retention, but
for his retirement. Indeed, it is a potent
argument for shorter terms In order to
give the people an earlier opportunity to
retire unfaithful judges.
"1 believe in the direct responsibility of
all officials. Including judg.-s, to the peopie,
and in short terms, to keep those officials
constantly conscious of that responsibility."
The occasion for the outbreak against the
Judiciary was afforded In this way. By
authority of the last state conventions, the
republican and democratic state committees
were empowered to nominate candidates for
judges of the court orf appeals, without call
i ilig a convention, and plans are now under
I way for making those nominations. Mr.
'H-arst's Independence League thereupon
called a convention and decided to nominate
candidates in that way.
Attack on Judge Bartlett.
The platform adopted at tonight's con
vention calls attention to this difference
between nomination by convention and al
leged dictation by party bosses, and takes
occasion to criticise severely Judge Edward
Iiartlett, one of the proposed democratic
The Independence Leagu . of which Mr.
William R. Hearst is the originator, sponsor
and supporter, held Its convention in Car
negie Hall to nominate candidates for elec
tion to the bench of tiie court of appeals.
1'hese were chosen: Reuben R. i'>011
Steuben county; John P. McDonough of Al
bany. r publican. , , . .
It was a miserable, rainy night, anil the
attendance in the hall was lessened In con
seouencJ. l?ut what was lacking In num
bers was mad ? up In voclferou'ness
Inside the hall there were two elements
th. usual claque of the ordinary Hearst
me 'ting, noisy, demonstrative and quick to
respond, and the little groups ot
minded men fre.m up-state who real J,'take
the tiling seriously, iou can .-pot them in
a minute; they are very intent upon the
business In hand and think they are en
gaged In a movement for the upl.ft.
On the back of every mans seat was a
small American flag to come In handy
when the word was given for a demonstra
te n As the evening wuxed. some march
ing clubs rolled in. and. pervading the hall
with drum and trumpet, aroused the be
draggled and wet-footed crowd almost to
a point of enthusiasm.
Attorney General's Accusations.
The sensation of the evcn'ng was cre
ate .1 by the attorney general of the state
of New York. Will.am Jackson, making
a bitter attack upon tiie judiciary of the
state, li will be ree ll-d that Attorney
Ui neral Jackson was elected to office on
Hearst ticket, along with the entire
democratic tick.t below iht- governorship.
The a'.torr.ej geni al, after making his
o'lenin" charge, went on to particularise.
II. l that I eiT >ns to enforce the
6i>-cent ta.8 aw l.ad been crippled by quib

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