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NEW YORK. Sept. 28. A. cast for the thirtv--::- hours eiulttta 8. P. M.. FxMar: Fair and wormer to- iay aud to-morrow; west to southwest winds. ~vol~xvi.- ~~ ==~'""'. 11 riiiti: om-: 11 nt. ' POLICE TOURS OF DUTY D|SCUSSED Commissioner Potts Outlines A Scheme Which phief Murphy Says Has Been1 Already In Force and Has Proved Unsatisfac tory- _ CHIEF OPPOSES THE CHANGES WARNINGS OF DANGER PLACED ON THE OLD HEADQUARTERS BUILDING WHICH HAS NOT YET BEEN OFFICIALLY ABAN DONED. At fhe meeting of the Police Board last night Commissioner Potts offered a resolution prescribing the duties of the captains, sergeants, roundsmen aud pa trolmen and fixing the tours of duty. He said he had showed' the resolution to Chief of Police Murphy, who toiu j him that the department had been work ing under the some rules tor some time, ; but that they had not yet been inserted in tbe mann-ai. The Chief told him that he was not satisfied with them. The Chief opposed the changes at the time they were made. The object was j to give the men more time off. and dye Chief did not think the department could | afford it. At the time the change; were ] made as an experiment. Last night they j •were to be adopted permanently. Com missioner Potts’s resolution was as fol- | lows:— “Resolved, That the hallowing be and the same is hereby adopted as -a substi tute ;fo# Rule 73, page 2u of the Man ual:— “Policemen of every rank, are always on duty and liable to "be called upon at any time when their services are re quired, and must respond unless excus ed, absent on leave, or on sick report. - The system of patrol and desk duty for j ..sergeants, roundsmen and patrolmen shall be as follows:— “There shall be four tours of duty each twenty-four hours to be designated end known as evening tour, night tour, day tour end dog-watch tour. The time for each tour shall be from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M„ day time; from 5 P. M. to 12 midnight, every tour; from 12 midnight to 6 A. >M„ eight tour; from 6 A. M. to 8 A. if., dog-watch tour. The duty day shall commence at 8 A. M. and end at 8 A. M. next day. “All captains shall equally divide all the men under their command into ten equal sections, two sections of which shall do the day duty and four sections the night tour. One section will do the dog watch on their turn. One section shall do reserve from 12:15 a. m. to 12 noon, with a reasonable time for meab. One section shall do reserve from 1:20 p. m. to 12 o'clock midnight on their turn, with reasonable time for meab. The section doing reserve from 12:15 a. m. to 12 o’clock noon and the section fol lowing in reserve from 1:30 p. m. to 12 o'clock midnight shall relieve the men on day duty from 12 o'clock noon to 1:30 p. m. on their turn.” It was decided to placard the old po lice headquarters building with warnings of danger. This was done merely as a precaution in case the old building should collapse, as the department has not yet-officially abandoned the building. The nJerk was .instructed to ask for the Room Xo. 40, recently abandoned as an office by Garwood Ferris, engineer in charge of construction of the new water works. SPECIAL RATES TO THE WEST Beginning September 15th and contin uing until October 30th the MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY and THE IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE will make special low rates from all points in the East to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Pacific Coast. To accommodate the increased travel incident to these low rates . a daily Pullman tourist sleeping car service will Jje established to run through without change. Stopovers will be permitted at various points en route. This affords an exceptional opportunity to go West by a most attractive route at a small outlay. For rates and descrip tive pamphlets address, Wm. E. Hoyt, General Eastern Passenger Agent, 335 Broadway, New York. RETREAT AT SETQN HALL. The students and seminarians of Solon Hall College began their annual ’/klMjt- this morning under the direction or a Jesuit nyiest. The retreat will con U-,P''x*lntil Saturday morning, during which the time will be spent in confer ences, at pa~s and listening to spiritu / readings. A,I will receive coimmii'^a. Saturday morning, f - " / FOR BAGGAGE CAB The Great Lafayette Wanted His St. Bernard In a P. R. R- Passenger Coach MASTER AND PET ARRESTED THEY APPEARED TODAY IN THE FIRST CRIMINAL COURT, BUT THE CASE WENT OVER UNTIL TOMORROW. The Great Lafayette, who formerly John Newman, was arrested at 'the Pennsylvania depot yesterday afternoon. J He is a well kuowu prestidigitator whose j whose company has been seen in this i city at the Bon Ton Theatre on several | occasions. One of the features of his j show is the Lion’s Bride.” in which a i woman enters a cage with a ferocious j looking lion. On his Fast visit to this j ci'ty the S. P. C. A. caused him some ; trouble for using electricity on the lion. ; Yesterday's trouble was caused F>y , the fact that he insisted on having one ! i ol bis big pet trained dogs enter a pas- j s eager coach on a train that was about i to pull out of the big train shed. He bad . passed through the gates w!th the dog, ! the latter being under the impression . that the dog was to bp nut in a baggage- ; ear. When he and the dog were seen i to enter the passenger coach the conduc tor protested. "T. G.” Lafayette insist ed on the dog remaining. A row w-.s : imminent. A number of passengers left coach. Special Officer John Ityerson ! took a hand in the quarrel and a fight ; ensued. The dog went to the rescue of his master, but was corralled. He ■ broke away and again tried to help cut j Lis master. All he could do, however, ( was to follow his master to the First j Criminal Court this morning. Frederick ; Klein, principal owner of the Bon Ton ' i Theatre, is his bondsman, Mr. Lafayette i and his dog continued their trip to New ark, where the company is playing at the Empire Theatre. Both appeared in j the First Criminal Court this morning. | The case was laid over until tomorrow me ruing. The Great Lafayette has his name j changed from John Newman by legisla tive enactment. When booked he gave his name as Smith. The dog which ac companied him is a sp.undid specimen of the St. Bernard species. POUGHKEEPSIE MEET Mrs. Joan Newton Cuneo, of Rich mond Hill, considered one of the best woman motor car drivers in the eountr.v, will appear at the Poughkeepsie meet next Friday afternoon with her new White steam racer in an effort to supply track record for members of the foir sex. Her excellent work on the road and her acknowledged skill as a piiot of motor cars, makes it certain that she will fur nish some fast time. She will also ap pear in the obstacle races and in the handicap. Barney Oldfieid will attack the rec ords and after the meet will journey the Reo Ril'd and Cedrino. the Italian driver entered for the Vanderbilt Cup race, will pilot the Fiat, Jr., winch es tablished new world's records at Prov idence. Lancia and Nazzaro. the Italian drivers, will attend as spectators. The meeting will be held on the mi e track at Poughkeepsie, in connection with the Dutchess County Fair, aud the regular New York officials, coune-ted with the American Automobile Associa tion will serve. W. J. DAVIS’S BIRTHDAY William J. Davis, son of Democratic Leader Robert Davis, who is enjoying a vacation at Acra, in the Catskills, is to day celebrating his twenty-ninth birth day. He is being overwhelmed with con gratulatory telegrams sent by his many friends in this city. The telegraph oper ibeen kept busy and they say loubt about the personal pop le Democratk Leader's o'.elect _g v FROM CONSUL MCE agan this morning found in ; mail several pictorial postal a Alfred Iv. Moe, United mi to Dublin. One is a beaii of tiie lower lake of Killar ler is a picture of Kate Kear te. Mr. Moe was a resident ity when appointed consul to _ E FROM BONFIRE, of sawdust caught fire and •tty bonfire in the rear room O’Brien’s saloon, Xo. 230 it. For a while it threatened serious uamage to the saloon property. Some one sent in an alarm from Box j Xo. 115. and firemen quickly responded land prevented any serious damage. Tour step has lost elasticity because your blood has lost vitality, which Hood's Sarsapa rilla will restore. COLBY ASKS THAT LENTZJETIRE State Senatorial Nominee Calls On the Major to Make Way for Others. HIS LETTER A BOMBSHELL OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDI DATES CONCUR IN ITS DE MANDS — THE MAJOR CON FESSES SURPRISE. Everett Colby, the Republican nominee for State Senator, has sent the following letter to Major Carl L°otz, Chairman of the Essex Republican County Commit tee:— “Dear Sir:—As the party candidate for State Senator 1 find myself in a very embarrassing position in reference to tile conduct of the campaign. Under ordi nary circumstances you. as Chairman of the County Committee, would be the natural person to have charge and direc tion of the campaign. The County Com mittee itse'f lias adopted resolutions in unqualified support of the principles up ou which I made my canvass for the nomination, and has pledged me and the other candidates upon the ticket their sincere and hearty support. I do not in any wise doubt the sincerity of that pledge nor that you will do what you can in support of the whole ticket. On the other hand, the circumstances sur rounding this campaign are extraordi nary. “An exciting campaign for the nomi nation for State Senator has been con ducted within party lines in which, ac cording to my conception of the prov ince of the County Committee, you and the county organization should tiave taken no part. As a matter of fact, you openly opposed my nomination upon the stump and otherwise, and you said many bitter and harsh things with reference to my legislative record, and you opposed the principle for which I was fighting. I in -turn was constrained to say many things in reference to the influence of corporations over the party organization which I then believed and still believe to be true. “In the face of these facts for you personally to assume the responsibility of conducting the campaign would be absurd. If under these circumstances we quietly hand over to you the sole charge of my campaign and that of the other candidates warned by the Re publican County Convention, we would be justly subject to criticism of a great number of the people who supported us in fhe fight, and who know little and care little about your ‘technical rights or prerogative as Chairman. “If we thus hand over 'he sole con duct of the campaign to those who strenuously opposed ue and the principles upon which we made .‘he fight it will be charged that we have surrendered, in part, at least, the fruits of the victory at the primary in a desire to obtain at any cost an election at the polls. I think it of the highest importance not only to me personally and to all other candidates on the ticket, but also to the 1 Republican party, that we. should re tain absolutely the confidence and sup port of those people- in our sincerity and in our intention, if successful at the polls, to incorporate into law the principles upon which we made our fight. I have therefore carefully consiuereu this embarrassing position in the en deavor to determine where my duty lies, and I have ns a result of such consideration determined to submit to yon what seems to me to be a fair solu tion of the difficul ty. “I suggest that, recognizing the ex traordinary condition that confronts in, the County Committee authorize the campaign to be conducted by a special campaign committee, which shall con sist of any number that may seem prop er to the County Committee: that, upon such committee there shall be at lea f three persons to be named by the other county candidates, and that upon any sub-committee of such enmnaign eommi1 tee having charge of the finances of the campaign the members of the comm.'t e' so named by the other candidates sha'I have the privi'ege of selecting one. the remaining mynhers of the committee to be selected by the County Committee. “I believe that a committee thus mode up could conduct this campaign successfully and in fairness to every shade of political opinion in the party and without fiction. Tills plan to my mind lias not only the merit of fairn e=, but is in accord wi ll your expressed opinion that the views of the candidates largely govern the conduct of the cam paign. If thh suggestion meets your approval and that of the committee. I would suggest as the representatives of the candidates William P. Martin. Frank"?!. Sommer and finrdiner Colby, and that Gardiner Co'.by be on t' e fi nance committee “EVERETT COI.BY.” Maior I.entz did not receive the ’etter from the Colby people until 1:35 o'clock. At that time 'e was playing clieckee iiis favor! c divc-sion. ’n the p -for, the Republican County Committee. ‘Af ter reading tiie message, he sad he would call a meeting of tiie exe utxe committee of the criuity committee fo to-morrow nfternon at 3 o'clock, at head quarters. “I am very much surprised to receive the letter." said the chairman, upon con cluding the perusal of it. “after the har monious actions and speeches of the can didates last Friday," MERELY MENTIONED Cdl. Dickinson in a statement print ed in Mayor Fagan’s Hoboken organ, as the base bail fans say, “put it all over" George L. Record. He told bow Record had urged him not to allow John C. Kaiser to be nominated for Sheriff be cause he believed Kaiser was not the right kind of a man for the office and how he wanted tt> run for Assembly in Robert Scott’s place. “The ‘hunch’ want me to take the Assembly nomination,” Dickinson said Record told him. adding that he knew if he were elected he would make his mark in the legislative halls. After he had received the nomination Record was going to challenge Senator Miivturn to a joint debate knowing, he said, he would ' make a “monkey” of the Hoboken man. This was all very nice, but the Colonel ; did not look at it ih the same light as the City Hall bunch. He declined to interfere with the plans of the delegates to wrtaiuate Kaiser ant} Scott, and the two wen whom-Record had marked for slaughter are :o be Sacrificed for Fagan if it is in the power of Record and oth ers of the City Hull bunch to do so. Col. Dickinson doesn’t often talk about his political plans but whenever he opens liis mouth he is clever enough not to “put his feet in it. He talked a j lot yesterday and what be said was i right to the Point and furnished an inter- 1 esjtiug chapter to the pciit’eal -jews of ' the campaign. After disposing cf Mr. , Record he explained 4hy he had himself i made a member of the Campaign Com mittee that will have charge of the ' funds. Among other things he sa.d that ! inasmuch as he would' he responsible for j gathering whatever' was needed for le- ■ gitimate eXpensec he didn’t intend to J have somebody sheve a part of it down , in his vest pocket. Then he told of a ; $1,500 contribution that was made four , years ago by a recreant Demo-rat, who j didn’t like E. F. C. Young and wanted j to see Fagan defeat Mr. Young’s sou-in- 1 law, George T. Smith, who was the ; Democratic Mayoralty candidate. Th s money, the Colonel said, disappeared by ! the vest pocket route and “the gentle man who walked away with it is still doing business in the reform line.”, , The Colonel says as a member of the Cam paign committee he will see to it that all j the mpney contributed for the campaign i will be the occasion of the Democratic 1 the Colonel did not mention names ro I one familiar with politics will need to do J much guessing as to who made the con- j tribntion and who put the money in his 1 vest pocket. . As if this was not hot enough stuff ! the Colouel “threw it into” the Citjr Hall j bunch good aud strong by declaring that the campaign fund's this year would be used iu the interest not of Mark Fagan alone, but the entire Republican ticket. This sounds like rank treason. To think that all of the candidates are to have the campaign funds and that Colonel Dickinson and the organization is to fight for tlie election of a Sheriff and other officers ns well as the Mayor of Jersey City! Xo wonder the three musketeers and the City Hall bunch are abusing Col. Dickinson and the members of the Republican County Committee. If any Republican wants to witness a ! genuine political love feast, let him drop ; into Elks’ Hall to-night. Harmony will! be so thick that the sharpest kind of a j knife will be needed to cut into it. It j willl be the occasion of t .e Democratic County Convent ion, at which Egbert Seymour will be nom.Uated for Sheriff and twelve men will lie named or Assem blymen who will fight for equal taxation and other laws in tjjf interest of the people from start to finish. John J. . Treaty, who was the anti-organization candidate for Mayor against James J. Murphy two years ago will preside aud John J. Heave’- who Was the unsuccess ful candidate for Sheriff at the recent primaries, will bp present to assure Mr. Seymour of his earnest support. Mr. Treaty., said .yesterday that the issue in the present campaign would be equal taxation, as it lias been for fifteen years. “It has always been a Democratic measure.” he added. "Since the time it first became an issue it has been.*sup ! ported by tlie Democratic party. In victory and defeat they have stood by that issue. "In the entire fifteen years it has been a question before the people of the , State it lias been untiringly opposed’ by the Republican party. They have de clared for it in their platforms, but they have voted against every equal taxation bill that has been introduced at Trenton. “While this question has to do with the people of the entire Stafe, its ef fect applies particularly to the people of Hudson County. Tins is. perhaps, the county, tliat will benefit most by the adoption of -an equal tax law. As a resent of Hudson County I have tlie interest of tlif people of^tiiis part of the State at heart, and .alien I was asked to preside at the Democratic convention. J decided that, as a citizen, I could help the cause of equal taxation by eepting tlie invitation. The* only hope of those who believe in equal taxation is in the election of a Democratic Assembly ticket. Tliy peo ple of Hudson County have nothing tp hope fqr from tlie Republican party on this question. Their only hope lies with the Democratic party. "Tlie record of the Republican party is proof of their real stand on this issue, regardless of the ’datforms they adopt. It is seldom that they elect an Assembly man from Hudson. County, and when they do sa he immediately gees on record as opposing bills that would redound to the credit <u the county." seton hill will CLEAR OFF DEBTS Priests of the Seminary Will Visit the Churches of the piccese to Appeal for Funds. A GOLDEN JUBILEE THE SOUTH ORANGE COLLEGE IS FIFTY YEARS OLD AND IT HAS ACCOMPLISHED A GREAT DEAL. With determination to pay off the debt with which Seton Hall College Semin ary, at South Orange, is burdened, .Mon signor John A, Stafford, president of the college; the Rev. Father John A. Dillon, vice president, and the Rev. Drs. Mackel and Mooney, of the faculty, will visit every church in the-Newark Roman Catholic diocese in the course of the year, to appeal to the parishioners to assist in so worthy a cause at so op portune a time as the year of the golden jubilee. The seminary is 50 years old this year. They began their mission last Sun day, when Monsignor Stafford visited St. j Joeoph’s Church, Newark; the Rev. Dr. : Mackel went to Morristown; the Rev. ; Dr. Mooney to St. Michael’s, Jersey ; City, and Father Dillon :o St. Patrick’s, j tin Elizabeth. The priests told of their j .purpose, and relying on the generosity | of the congregations, hope most lasting results will appear when the collection j will be taken up by '.’hem. The seminary was founded fifty years ; ago by the late Most Iter. James Boose- I velt Bayley, D. D. It is the alma mater of most of tlie clergy of the flourishing diocese of Newark. Among the distin guished men who have made this semi nary famous may be mentioned Arch bishop Messmer. Bishops McQuaid. Me I Paul and O’Connor; Vicar-General Sait and Drs. Brann and Synnott. During the half century of its exist ence no extraordinary appeal has hitherto been made to the people of tike diocese for funds to carry on the work of altera tion and improvements, together with the work of educating the priests, notwith standing the heavy expense involved in conducting a large educational institu tion. The tuition for the college students and the annual assessment for the seminary have been sufficient net only to defray the expense, but also to pay $26,000 to ward liquidating the debt incurred by the improvements made during the last ten years. There still remains an indebted ness of $60,000 on the institution, tjpd it is with the hope of cancelling this obliga tion that the present rector of the semi nary, Monsignor Stafford, with the en couragement of Bishop O'Connor has de termined to gather the funds, and to establish burses whereby candidates for the priesthood may secure such instruc tion as Pope Pius X. so strongly urges iu his letter on diocesan seminary. R. A. SUIT* TO BEGIN. BOSTON, Sept. 28, 1905.—Counsel for the protecting associated Royal Ar canum councils who have been empow ered to bring suit to enjoin the enforce ment of the new rates have not as yet begun proceedings, having -Tdeterwined to wait until the return of the Attorney General through whom it is desired to in stitute the action. It is expected that the, suit will be authorized by the Insur ance Commissioner, who will petition the Attorney General to prosecute the mat ter in the Federal Court. The papers will probably be filed before the end of the week. Abb Landis, of Nashville, Teun.. who defended the new rates at the Put in Bay convention, appeared before a mass meeting of members of the order in Tie mont Temple last evening to explain the new rates and try to satisfy doubts re garding them. He was engaged to do tliis by the executive committee of the Grand Council of Massachusetts. The meeting was not so well attended as tins expected, net otter 200 being p:es ent.' Mr. Landis admitted that the new ratals were a hardship for the older men, but lie advocated the collection of twenty cents a year from each member as a re lief fund, a plan which is declared to bo contrary to Massachusetts laws govern Ing fraternal insurance, but which the Supreme Council say they are going to try and get the Legislature t) a up rove. A, to any other plan in place of the new rates, the speaker s.sid it would cause more loss of membership than ever. During the discourse a number of members present put various questions to Uifr. Landis, some of which he an swered. and some which he termed l-in , applicable to tie situation.’' FARMERS SEE THE TRENTON FAIR Rural Visitors Enjoy the Sights On the Pike acd Midway Just Like City Folk. RECORD BREAKING DAY GAMBLING FAKIRS WERE RAID ED AND DRIVEN FROM THE GROUNDS AT SECRETARY MARGERUM’S REQUEST. —— “Farmers’ day” at the Interstate fair yesterday was the most successful Wed nesday in the history of the association and thousands of tillers of the soil from various parts of this state and Pennsyl vania were present. The attendance yesterday was about 30,000, 3,000 more than on Wednesday of last year. This broke all records for a third day of the fair by about 1,000. The gates bad been opened but a short time when thousands began to pour in. Secretary Merger uni was ready to take care of the record-breaking attendance and Captain Cleary had a dozen detec tives on the grounds to look after pos sible pickpockets and crooks in general. The early trains from all sections of the state and Pennsylvania and all of \ the trolley cars running to the fair 1 grounds carried capacity loads. On all the roads leading to the grounds there i was a continuous parade of wagons of j all sorts, many of them containing six | and eight persons. Hundreds of wagons were checked outside the grounds and tiieir owners and guests entered the grounds through the turnstiles. The buildings containing fat pige. cows, sheep, fine horses, big turnips, ■ huge pumpkins and other fruit and vege- j tables and farming machinery were thoroughly inspected. Exhibition build ing Xo, 1. set aside for fancy work and home products, came in for its share of visitors during the day. The weather was perfect and the j grounds were packed with humanity j from 10 a. m. until dnrk. Hundreds of farms were deserted', while the farmers and their families enjoyed a holiday at the fair. Expert farmers declared that the dis- ] play of liye stock, agriculture and farm ing machinery was the best that thjr had ever seen. The size of some of the fruit and produce surprised the visitors from tlie rural districts. Tliere was never a dull moment dur ing the day, as the Midway attractions were never so varied and the races gn the half-mile track never so #ist. The vaudeville programme was excellent’ The “female artists" on the Midway attracted the attention of n-O't only the farmers but city- men and women. Bark ers shouted until they were hoarse to induce the auditors to see “the biggest show on the the grounds for the least money.” One barker slated that his show was for men only and advised the women who had escorts to remain on the outside while the masculine sex looked at the “ladies.'' “Fortune tellers” did a big business in reading the lines of the hand. Soule of the palm readers correctly told the whole names of some of the persons who entered t'he tents. The air was filled with the odor of hot frankfuters and roast beef. The public comfort pavilion was taxed to its capacity at all hours with hungry and tired persons who went there* to enjoy lungheon and rest. The man with the whips did a big business and many farmers returned to their homes with whips which the ped dlers said could not be purchased in o'ther places for twice the amount paid. hong before tbe grand stand ticket box opened a line of 500 persons waited for seats and every ticket was sold be fore tbc noon hour. Twelve policemen under the supervision of Captain Cleary were required to prevent jostling and mume crowding. About fi o’clock there was a rush of several thousand persons to the trolley cars. Many persons escaped Injury by aitenipting to board a car while it was in motion. General Manager Peter E. Hurley, of the Trentou Street Railway company, directed the1 movement of the cars and assisted in keeping order. About two-score gambling fakirs, who violated the privilege rules at the Inter state fair grounds and the-laws of Xew Jersey by conducting, illegitimate gam.es of various kinds, wane raided yesterday . by Captain John J. Cleary and several officers. Tlie majority of the gamblers had privileges on the Midway‘near Xn. 1 exhibition building, while a number con ducted their business in various other places on the grounds. Secretary Mahlon R. Margerum re ceived a number of complaints from the fair directors that gaming wheels and other devices were being conducted to defraud the fair patrons. Secretary Margerum instructed Cap tain Cleary to make an investigation. The captain and several officers found that the fakirs were running wheels of ; chance and that “cappers" were em ployed by the operators of the games and that these confederates won continually, i while others always los' SEVENTY TONS OF DYNAMITE GO OFF Explosion of the Chatham’s Cargo In the Suez Canal Causes a Block VESSEL HAD BEEN SU K SHE CAUGHT FIRE SEPTEMBER ItS, AND WAS SUBMERGED TO PREVENT DISASTER — HOW THE WORK WAS DONE TODAY. PORT SAID, Sept. 28, 1905.—The ship Chatham was blown up at 9:35 this morning. The Suez Canal is blocked in consequence. The British ship Chatham, while on her way to Japan with a cargo in which was a consignment of seventy tons of dynamite, caught fire in the Suez Cana! on Sept. 6, when she was twelve miles from Port Said. It was found impossi ble to extinguish the flames, and, in or der to prevent an explosion of the dyna mite before any preparations could be made to meet it. the vessel was sunk where she was and preparations were made to blow' her up with as little dam age as possible to the canal. The matter was intrusted to Nobel & Co., an expert for whom decided final'y to place cases of blasting gelatin in the cargo and so to blow up the ship, to-day being fixed upon as the time for the event. Meanwhile the canal company and the Governpient took precautions. A cordon of troops kept every one at least five miles from the spot, thousands of sand bags were provided to stop the breaches that were expected to occur in the banks of the canal, and a large force of engi neers and workmen was mustered at the nearest possible point. The coming ex plos'on c-natcd a panic among ti e na tives and even alarmed the white resi dents of Port Said to the extent that many of them left the city, although as sured by the engineers that there was no danger. The explosion was the greatest of its kind. Xo such amount of dynamite has ever been exploded. In 1893. in the har bor of Santander, Spain, thirty tons were accidentally exploded on board a ship anchored there, and 600 persons were killed and over 2.000 wounded. ESSEXlSllNEES Democrats Hold Their City and County Conventions and Name a Good Ticket The Democrats of Xewark city aril Essex County held their conventions last night in the Krueger Auditorium. The meetings were more enthusiastic than conventions of many years. The enthu siasm first was shown when the plat form was read. It contained plank - for equal taxation, municipal ownership of public utilities and the election of United Statis Senators 'by popular vote. Herbert Boggs presided over the city i / N convention, which was first called. Frederick L. Johnson and William T. O'Rourke, two popular young men. were unanimously nominated for Board of Works Commissioners. Valentine Tra bold was selected for trustee of the city home. The County Convention was pr. sided over by ^x-.Tudge George H. Lambert. Julian D. Gregory, of East Orange, was nominated for State Senator. Isaac Shcenthal, of Orange, for Sheriff, and Willard S. Muehmore. of Xewark, for Register. The following were nominated for As sembly: Charles M. Greyer. Herman Holm. Samuel J McDonald, John P. Groel. James O'Day. Eugene Sullivan. James A. Bray. Ahsolom P. Bachman. Alfred P. Sorcenfree. Andrew L. B4y lan, Llewellyn, E. Pratt. EXPERIENCE. i — I Iu travel, as in everything else, experi f ence, or rather the lack of it, is costly both to nerves anil pocket book. The per son who has traveled extensively especi ally appreciates the magnificent equip ment and service of The Like Shore 1 Railway. Take for example the-South western Special and the Bosto::-Cliieago Special, leaving Boston every day i:i the year 1.25 p. m. and 11.50 p. m. for i for St. Louis and S.20 p. in. and* 11.45 p. in. for Chicago. Experienced travelers ; are careful to see that their tickets pro ■ vide for connection with these famous | trains and this popular trunk line. Ap ply to your agent for information or write direct to J. djT. Daly, Chief Ass't G. P. A., Buffalo, N. Y. PASTOR SCUDDER ON WRESTLING Frieadly Boats Will Be Es eoaraged at the People’s Palace But None for Money. JACK HARVEY ENRAGED HE IS TO BE PHYSICAL IN STRUCTOR AT THE PALACE THIS YEAR AND WILL AGE©? ALL COMERS WHO CONTEND ON PURELY SPORTING PRIN CIPLES. * " • -v „ The Rev. John L. Soudder, patter ef the First Congregational church, at Boyd and Bergen avenues, and at the head ef the splendid $300,000 People’s Palace, was quoted in a New York afteraeen paper to-day as saying:— “I will back Jack juarney- against my wrestler of 125 pounds weight is thet United States.” ihe report caused somewhat of a. sen sation, for while Pastor Scudder has al ways been a devotee of athletics, event-to boxing and wrestling, in both of which, he is an expert, the impression at first obtained that he had entered the lint of backers of professional pugilists and wrestlers like William Brady. Sam Har ris, Joe Consadine and other recognize* money backers of the sporting frater nity. “The remark.” said the Rev. Scudder this afternoon, is not to be taken in that sense. There will be no boxing or wrest ling bouts in the People’s Palace for money. If any professional wrestler wants to come, along and engage in a friendly contest with Mr. Harvey, who has been engaged as our physical in structor. he will be welcomed by Mr. Harvey. And the more the merrier, but not for money." At the bottom of the article in ques tion Pastor Scudder is quoted ns say ing that there shall be no gambling at - such events. He is in earnest about his •challenge to all comers to wrestle Ha - ver. who can weigh in at 125 pounds. The only stipulation is that until be is defeated the matches shall be hefd at the Pe .pie’s Palace. Gambling i- stilr ly forbidden within the walls of the estab lishment. Harvey is to meet an un known on Monday night next. A wrest ling bout may be arranged for each week. .Many young men have joined the wrestling class and aDnlieations are com;**? in rapidly. By reason of the spleudfS endowment of the institution lessons in wrestling, boxing and fenc ing can be given at an average cost of 10 cents each. The fencing class is turning out some expert swordsmen who fight with all the ardor of German students Some lively contests occur within the walls of the Palace, and Rev. Dr. Seudder usually acts as referee. While glove contests and similar haz ardous events are barred by statute in New Jersey, there are many interesting, “affairs" at the People’s Palace where the police never go. as it is known to them purely as a physical culture and social institution. Dr. Seudder is fond of^tU manly sport's, and in addition to TO? regular ; gymnasium work he lias established box ! tug and fencing lehsons for men and , women and wrestling classes for the : men. There are ninety-six young ladies ! in the fencing class, and half that num ber in the boxing class. WHEN THE I ! ! UNEXPECTED j i ! HAPPENS j I Sudden Illness i, ” Fire Accident Burglary | Your first thought is j what? | Ouick action. 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