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The New York Times, 1st August, 1901
Bryanites Convene in a Columbus Bedroom

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One Ate at the Oriental Hotel, the Other at the Manhattan.

Intimated by Politicians that the Governor Was Not Pleased with His Reception.

Gov. Odell was at Manhattan Beach last evening, but he did not dine with Senator Platt. There were surface indications of some friction between the Senator and the Governor.

Gov. Odell, accompanied by his private secretary, James E. Graham, Senators T. E. Ellsworth and F. W. Higgins, Speaker S. Fred Nixon, Assemblymen Jotham P. Allds and Otto Kelsey, reached Weehawken from Middletown at 11:15 o'clock. The party was met there by Dr. A. H. Doty, Health Officer of the Port of New York, and escorted on the Quarantine boat Governor Flower. They inspected the House of Refuge and other buildings at Randall's Island. Then a trip was made to the Quarantine Station, from where the party went to Coney Island, and thence to the Oriental Hotel at Manhattan Beach. Senator Platt was there, and the expectation was that the Gubernatorial party would dine with him. But the Governor had been at the Oriental a very few minutes when Secretary Graham telephoned to the Manhattan Hotel to prepare dinner for six persons.

The Governor and the officials who have been with him on his tour of inspection of Institutions at once went to the Manhattan Hotel and sat at a table on the near the entrance to the theatre. They ate leisurely, and supplemented the meal with coffee and cigars. It was nearly 10 o'clock when they left the table. Senator Platt always retires early.

Soon after Gov. Odell left the Oriental Senator Platt sat down to dinner with his sons, Edward and Harry, and Mrs. E. T. Platt. At a table nearby was Reuben L. Fox, Secretary of the Republican State Committee. When Gov. Odell returned to the Oriental about 10 o'clock Senator Platt had retired. He invited Gov. Odell to his room. The latter said he would not disturb the Senator, but would see him to-day.

Gov. Odell. and his party left Manhattan Beach and went to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, where quarters had been secured. They will leave Long Island City on a special train at 8 o'clock this morning, going to King's Park, and then to Central Islip, where they will inspect the insane asylums there. The Governor will then return to New York, will see Senator Platt, and will then go to Lake Mohonk to rejoin his family.

Talking with a New York Times reporter, Gov. Odell said:

"We have had a pretty long trip, having been on the road seventeen days. We have traveled nearly 2,000 miles and halve inspected more than forty institutions. I am not going to say anything at this time about the Inspections made. I shall reserve all that for my next message to the Legislature.

"We also inspected the sights at Ray Brook, Clear Lake, and Dannemora which have been suggested for the proposed tuberculosis hospital. No objection was made, as that matter is in the hands of a commission which will report to a board composed of Senator Ellsworth, Speaker Nixon, and myself."

Asked whether he had discussed the Mayoralty question with Senator Platt, the Governor replied:

"I only had a few words with the Senator, and nothing was said about politics. I did expect to see the Senator again after dinner, but when we returned to the Oriental he had retired for the night. He sent word to me to come to his room, but I decided not to disturb him, and will see him to-morrow."

"Have you done anything yet with regard to the appointment of a successor to the late Adjutant General E. M. Hoffman?"

"No," replied Gov. Odell. "nor will I for some time to come."

When Speaker Nixon was asked how it was that Senator Platt and Gov. Odell had not had a conference at the Oriental he said:

"When we reached the hotel there was a bunch of people with the Senator. So we went to the Manhattan Hotel. When we returned to the Oriental the Senator had retired."

Politicians at the beach who noticed the events as they transpired, expressed the opinion that the gubernatorial party did not appreciate the reception accorded to them at the Oriental, and resented it by going to the Manhattan for dinner, and remaining there until such a time that assured them that on the return to the Oriental the Senator would be in bed.


Report that the Battleship Glory, Admiral Rawson's Flagship, is Aground on the Chinese Coast.

HONGKONG, July 31.—It is reported that the new British battleship Glory, flagship of the British China Squadron, is ashore between here and Shanghai.

The warships Eclipse, Daphne, and Pigmy have left this port suddenly. No explanation of their departure is given.

The first-class battleship Glory was launched early last year at Birkenhead, and went into commission in November. She is one of the ships of the Canopus class, regarded as among the finest vessels in the British Navy. She is of 12,950 tons displacement, and has 13,500 horse power. She is heavily armored, and carries four twelve-Inch guns, twelve six-inch quick-firing guns, and eighteen smaller quick-firing guns. She has a speed of over eighteen knots and carries a crew of 700 men. She cost £844,057.

The Glory flies the flag of Vice Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson, who succeeded Vice. Admiral Sir Edward H. Seymour as Commander in Chief on the British China station.


Keeper of a New Haven Disorderly House Shoots a Police Officer.

Special to The New York Times.

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 31.—An Italian by the name of Andrew Laudano shot and almost instantly killed Officer Hugh McKeon and dangerously wounded Officer Turbett to-night, as they were making a raid on Laudano' s disorderly place in Prindle Street. The place has had a bad name, and has been raided several times.

The officers went to the door to-night. [Upon] telling who they were were refused [entr]ance, whereupon they forced the [door]. as soon as they got over the thresh[hold] Laudano fired at Officer McKeon, and [the la]tter tumbled down the steps to the [side]walk where he died in a few minutes. [The] Italian then struck Officer Turbett over the eye with the butt of his revolver, inflicting a deep and painful wound.

Laudano escaped through the back way, and up to a late hour had not been captured. Every avenue of escape is guarded, and the whole detective and police force is looking for the murderer. Officer McKeon's body was taken to the New Haven Hospital. He was a popular officer, and had been with the force for about fifteen years.


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Unprotected Women Arrested for Defending Their Home.

Special to The New York Times.

AUSTIN, Texas, July 31.—According to the story told by some Americans who are returning to their homes in Cincinnati, Ohio, they underwent a severe ordeal in Mexico. The Americans are Mrs. J. J. Kauffman, wife of the manager of the gold mines of W. A. Perry at Santos Varones, State of Guerrero, Mexico; Mrs. McLaughlin, mother of Mrs. Perry, and John Perry.

They say that at night, about two weeks ago, Mrs. Perry and her mother were in their home at Santos Varones, when an attack was made on the place by brigands. Mrs. Perry shot and fatally wounded one of the Mexican outlaws, who tried to force an entrance to the house. The news quickly spread, and the commandant of the district soon arrived with a posse of soldiers, surrounded the house, and commanded the two women to surrender. W. A. Perry, his son John, and T. J. Arthur, an American mining man, who had just arrived at the place, were placed under arrest with the women. The following day they were moved forward to Tetipac, where they asked permission to communicate with the City Judge, at Tasco; but the privilege was denied them.

When the Judge and his secretary had gone to dinner they prevailed upon the guard to allow them the use of the telephone.

Immediately upon being informed of their predicament, the City Judge ordered the release of the prisoners and the arrest of the commandant, who, it is charged, had heaped indignities on his prisoners. Messrs. Perry and Arthur returned at once to their camp and took their families to Tasco, the home of the City Judge, where Mrs. Kauffman remained to make her declaration before the court.

Action in the matter was delayed by the Judge at Tetipac, who it is alleged, failed to promptly forward the report of the affair. After several days, Messrs. Perry and Arthur obtained the assistance of higher officials in liberating the women. Upon being advised of the affair, Gov. Mora wired instructions for a thorough investigation.

Mrs. Kauffman was allowed to leave after making her statement, and the other prisoners were also released.


Montreal Paper Says the Dominion Does Not Want an Arrangement with the United States.

Special to The New York Times.

MONTREAL, July 31.—The Montreal Star devotes a long editorial to replying to the editorial in The New York Times of July 29, entitled "A Neglected Field."

The Star refers to the campaign con ducted in favor of unrestricted reciprocity by the Liberals in 1891, which resulted in their defeat, and says it is buried as a rallying cry just as thoroughly as is the silver question in the United States.

In regard to that portion of the article dealing with the transfer of American industries across the Canadian border, the Star says Canada is familiar with that argument [and] adds that the union of the spider and the fly developed the energies and industries of both parties.

"Canada," the paper says, has resolved firmly upon the policy of developing her home industries. Whatever party is in power will be obliged to recognize this as the wish of those who think on such subjects and influence people who do not. We have already done too much to build up the industries and advance the prosperity of our neighbors. We buy too much from them, and sell them too little, but there is grave danger that in any new deal our lot become worse instead of better.

The hope, the ambition, the dream of patriotic Canadians is to see Canada a country filled with an industrious, prosperous population, developing her marvelous natural resources, selling the world her finished product, and not the raw material to be used in furnishing skilled labor with means of livelihood in foreign countries. This end can be attained by a policy of protection of home industries, not as retaliation against our commercially inhospitable neighbors, but as the deliberately decided upon policy of Canadians of all parties.

"The condition, which protection has brought about of bringing industries and investors from the United States into Canada, is better for us than to be sending our raw material to be worked up on the other side of the line."


Finds $3,000 a Ton Silver Ore in the Back Yard of His Home.

Special to The New York Times.

CENTRAL CITY, July 31.-To-night all interest and most of the floating population centres about Leopold Feissner's house, in Dory Gulch, near here, the news having leaked out that Feissner had opened up silver ore in a tunnel in his back yard that assays nearly $3,500 to the ton. Feissner is employed in a mine here and has worked his little tunnel after supper and on Sundays.

The silver ore is found in slabs on the walls, some of it being almost the pure metal. Every foot for half a mile in the vicinity has been staked, even up to the front yard fence of the miner's little home.


Party of Four Thrown on Rocks—Woman's Skull Fractured.

Special to The New York Times.

PORT JERVIS, N. Y., July 31.—Dr. Stanberg and Arthur Sullivan of New York and the Misses Lillian and Jeanette Mott of Milford were seriously injured in a runaway accident last night, Miss Lillian Mott sustaining a fracture of the skull.

The party had gone out for a drive early in the evening. On the way home Miss Lillian was driving, and while descending a steep hill a mile from Milford the team became frightened and ran away. When they reached the bridge that spans the Sawkill Brook at the outskirts of the village the wagon struck the railing, precipitating the vehicle and its occupants ten feet to the rocky bed of a mountain stream. Near-by residents heard the crash and assisted the injured people from the stream to Seitzville, where local physicians attended the injured.


Designs Have Been Prepared for a Vessel of Twenty-five Knots.

LONDON, Aug. 1.—The Cunard Line has decided to fight, for the Atlantic record. Designs have been prepared and estimates invited for a vessel of 25 knots, although, owing to the high price of iron and other causes, the order has not yet been placed. "This determination." says The Daily Telegraph, "will cause the liveliest satisfaction in Great Britain."

Alabama Interests Consolidated.

Special to The New York Times.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 31.—E. M. Tutwiler of the Tutwiler Coal and Iron Company and Edgar Adler and associates to-day filed a deed in Probate Court, by which their interests are merged in the Tutwiler Coal, Iron and Coke Company.

The capital stock of the new concern is Sl,500,000, of which the Tutwiler interests are placed at $1,000,000. The property includes a blast furnace at Birmingham, coke ovens and coal mines in Jefferson County, and ore mines in several counties adjoining the Birmingham district.

Finest fishing on Jersey Coast—Berkeley Arms, Berkeley. N. J. Special rates to families or parties.—Adv.


Stop New York Limited Train 31 Miles from Chicago.


At Revolver's Point They Force Engineer to Uncouple Mail Cars— Vain Quest for the Express Safe.

CHICAGO, July 31.—The Baltimore and Ohio New York and Washington passenger vestibuled limited train from the East, which was due to arrive in the Grand Central Station, Chicago, at 9 o'clock tonight, was stopped by five masked men at 8 o'clock between Edgemore and Grand Calumet Heights, Ind., thirty-one miles out from Chicago. One of the mail cars which contained no money was blown up with dynamite and wrecked. The attempt at robbery was made after the two mail cars had been detached from the train and run a quarter of a mile ahead.

The failure of the robbers to make a rich haul was due to the fact that the express car which contained the train's treasure was in an unusual place. It was the third car in the train. After wrecking the mail car and obtaining no booty, the robbers disappeared in the darkness. The only loot that they carried away was the gold watch of the engineer. Most of the trainmen were shot at, but none was injured either by the dynamite or firearms.

The train was running at high speed as it passed Calumet Heights, and immediately after passing out of sight of the station Engineer J. W. Collins saw directly in front of his engine a large fire on which some rails had been placed. He slowed down, and as he did so three men wearing masks jumped into the cab, and covered Collins and his fireman, James Whipple, with revolvers. Just before climbing into the cab the three men discharged their revolvers. The shots caused a panic in the sleeping cars, where the passengers made every effort to hide their money and valuables before the robbers could get at them. No attempt was made, however, to rob any of the passengers.

After mounting the cab of the engine, the robbers, covering the engineer and fireman with their revolvers, made them step down, and go back the length of two cars. They ordered the men to uncouple the first two cars, which was done. They then hustled the two trainmen back into the cab, and still keeping the engineer covered with revolvers, directed him to pull up some distance from the rest of the train.

Collins ran up 200 feet and was then directed to stop. He did so, and while one of the men remained to guard him, the others jumped off, and, hurling dynamite at the door of the car which they judged to be the express car, burst open the door. Hastily climbing in to get the safe, they were astonished to find that they had broken open a mail car.

They threatened the engineer with death for not telling them that the cars which he had uncoupled were not express cars, and ordered him to return at once and uncouple the next car behind the baggage cars. Climbing once more into his cab, Collins backed his engine down, coupled onto the third car, which the fireman was made to uncouple at the rear end, and still with the muzzle of the revolver at hie head, Collins was ordered to run down the track as before. He drew away from the remainder of the train about the same distance as on the first occasion, and the robbers, still leaving him under the charge of one of their number, made for this car. When they reached it they found, to their wrath, that they had attacked another mail car, and that it contained no money.

The train had been delayed now fully thirty minutes, and fearing that if they delayed it any longer help would be coming to the train crew, the robbers gave up their attempt and disappeared in a thicket of scrub oaks at the side of the track.

The train was hastily made up and came on to Chicago, arriving here late, a stop having been made at Whiting to report the robbery. Policemen were at once sent after the robbers, and within an hour after a large posse was on their trail.

F. A. Applegate of Newark, Ohio, was the express messenger and was alone in his car. He had no idea that a robbery was being attempted until he heard the shooting on the outside. He then seized a rifle, and climbing on the top of the safe awaited developments, determined to make the best fight in his power. He was not molested in any way. He said that there was considerable gold and silver in the car, and that the robbers might have secured a rich booty if they had come to the right place.

"I had no idea of what I was, going to do," said Appelgate. "except that I had made up my mind that there was going to be a fight, and that I was going to do the best I could."

Local express officials refused to say tonight how much money there was in the car.

It is estimated that $50,000 was stored in the express car, and it is believed the robbers knew of the large amount of money and valuables aboard.


Offer to Guarantee Dividends to South Eastern Road Shareholders — The Line Now Running at a Loss.

LONDON, Aug. 1.— Mr. Lander, a shareholder of some magnitude in the South Eastern Railway, announced at the half-yearly meeting yesterday that an American syndicate desired a forty-year lease of the line, and was ready to deposit £1,000,000 as a guarantee of a 3 per cent. dividend during the first year and ultimately a 5 per cent. dividend.

This statement was made after the Chairman of the company, Henry Cosmo O. Bonsor, had reported that no dividend could be paid this year, that the accounts showed a deficiency, and that it was necessary to issue, additional stock to the amount of £l,666,000.

This issue was authorized, Mr. Lander caustically commenting upon a state of affairs showing no dividend after sixty-five years of working.

Although nothing was done with reference to the proposal announced by Mr. Lander, the latter, after the meeting, told a representative of The Daily Mail that the last had not been heard of it.

The South Eastern Road has now 608 miles in operation. Its London termini are Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Victoria and London Bridge. Trains runs to Tunbridge Wells, Dorking, Guildford, Reading, Canterbury, Ramsgate, Margate, Dover, and other points south of London and on the south coast.

The road operates a fast service to the Continent, via Dover and Calais.

Low Freight from Canada to Glasgow.

Special to The New York Times

MONTREAL, Quebec, July 31.—Ocean freights from Montreal are abnormally low at the present time, corn having been carried to Glasgow as low as 6d. per quarter. The rates to London and Liverpool from the St. Lawrence are also depressed. The dullness is attributed to the effects of the drought in the West, which has caused corn to advance in price with the result that English buyers are holding off for a break in prices. The scarcity of orders is causing many ships to leave the St. Lawrence light. Rates generally are about 50 per cent. lower than last year.

Pittsfield in 4 hours, North Adams in 5 hours, from New York, via Harlem Division of the New York Central. Luxurious through trains. Inquire at New York Central ticket offices.—Adv.


Small Stir at Birth of the "Progressive Democracy"—Ohio Followers of the Nebraskan Against Trusts and "Hannaism"

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31.—The Progressive Democratic Party" was organised here to-day. The attendance was so small that many doubted at first whether any attempt would be made to hold a State convention.

The week following the recent Democratic State Convention a conference was held at Cleveland, protesting against the platform adopted by that convention, which ignored Bryan, free silver, and other issues, and which did not reaffirm either of the National platforms on which Bryan made his runs for the Presidency. At that conference a call was issued for a State convention of "Bryan Democrats" and others opposed to the Democratic and Republican State platforms to meet here today. Fewer than a dozen men responded to the call, and to-day attended the launching of the new party.

George A. Groat, who called the conference at Cleveland and presided over it on July 17, was Temporary and Permanent Chairman to-day, and was made Chairman of the State Committee of the new party. His name was presented for Governor, but he said he did not want any office. He was afterward put on the ticket for Supreme Court Judge, but he declined to accept the nomination. The convention was held in Mr. Groot's room at the Great Southern Hotel, and in that small room he made his keynote speech of about 4,000 words.

Those who met with Chairman Groot were J. W. Lindsay of Delaware, Dr. Abner L. Davis of Findlay, Bernard Hubart of Toledo, Richard Inglis of Youngstown, R. B. Connell of Columbus, George W. Moore of Greenville, and H. M. Huber of New Richmond. The reporters, who were perched on and about the bed, outnumbered the delegates two to one. A few spectators stood at the open door. The total attendance did not exceed thirty, while the forms of a State convention were carried out between the course of 2 and 4 P. M.

A delegation from the Hocking Valley headed by Henry Leonard of Logan and including Hiram Tanning, W. P. Bates, George Guthrie, and two men from New Lexington, reported to-night that they had come to the city to attend the convention, and being unable to find it they went to the races. Even the promoters of the movement did not disguise their disappointment at the small attendance. At the conclusion of the proceedings a vote of thanks was given to the reporters, and they returned the compliment to the minority.

It was announced that the platform sent out from Cleveland on July 17 in circulars and published at the time had already been adopted on the referendum system by many subscribing to the same. The features of the platform were the following:

The laudation of Bryan and the reaffirmation of the Kansas City platform. Planks were also inserted calling for the public ownership of all public utilities; that all money of whatever kind shall be issued by the Government without the intervention of banks; that the "money trust, the parent of all trusts," shall be destroyed for "without a money aristocracy, there can be no imperialism" The destruction of all trusts is demanded. Such Democrats as approve a gold standard and who supported McKinley for President are told henceforth to affiliate with the Republican Party.

On returning thanks for his election as permanent Chairman, Mr. Groot said great reforms had sprung from humble beginnings, and he was glad to know that there were, some who refused to be led around by the money trust with rings in their noses.

The following ticket was nominated:

Lieutenant Governor—HENRY C, CORDERY.
Supreme Court Judge—RIAL M. SMITH.
State Treasurer—J. C. SHEPARD.
Attorney General—S. L CLARK.
Clerk of Supreme Court—CHARLES BONSALL.
Member of the Board of Public Works—R. B. CONNELL.

It was decided to call the new organization "The Progressive Democratic Party." Other names proposed were: "The Bryan Democratic Farty," "The Independent Party," and "The Reform Party."

Harmony prevailed throughout the proceedings till [it] came to the selection of a name. J. W. Lindsay, who last night, with three Populists, met in the State conference, wanted to call the organization "The Independent Party," so as to include all "who were opposed to Hannaism." He insisted that the Democratic State Convention in Ohio "had veered around into Hanna's lines."

When Chairman Groot announced that the convention had voted to name the organization "The Progressive Democratic Party," Lindsay said he would not co-operate any further. Lindsay, wanted the Populists last night and the Progressive Democrats to support Mayor Jones of Toledo for Governor on independent lines.

A State Executive Committee of nine members was selected, with George A. Groot as Chairman and Bernard Hubert as Secretary, and this committee spent the evening in Mr. Groot's room or in the elevator arranging for campaign work.

It is customary for conventions in Ohio to authorize their State Committees to fill vacancies, but this was not done to-day. After Chairman Groot and others left to-night, Dr. Reemelin positively declined the nomination for Governor, and it was reported that the others would not accept.