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THE IOWA TARIFF PLANK
JSOVXD OX PROTECTIOX.
'Senator Aldrich Approves the Draft
Made by Senator Allison.
Washington. May 12 (Special).-Senator Alli
son, who has beer, chosen to draft the taritr
plask of the lowa Republican platform, pub-
Kitted to Senator AJdricb, at Hot Springs. \ a.,
last week, the wording of the declaration which
*rill be reported to the lowa convention ana
ft received the entire approval of the leading
tariff authority in the Senate. While the pre
cise language of the plank must be regarded as
confidential until it is reported by the Com
mittee on Resolutions. It may be said tha. it
is not In any -se a tariff reform plank as has
been asserted in a widely published dispatch
which recently emanated from Sioux City ' On
the contrary, it Is in entire accord with the
views of the soundest protectionists m the Ke
publican party. Including Mr. Aldrich and a
few others whom Mr. Allison has had occasion
to consult. m _ '
There is no disposition on the part of lowa
Republicans to antagonize any faction, if such
exists. There Is no desire to precipitate a re
vision of the tariff, which it is believed would
interfere with the prosperity now being en-
Joyed throughout the West; and especially is
it 'd-med injudicious to undertake so herculean
a. task in a year when business will inevitably
ruHer to some extent because of a great na
CCMMIXS ai>opts ROOSEVEL.TS VIEW.
It was asserted In The Tribune on April 12
•that the lowa Idea had "gone glimmering." and
•vents have proved the accuracy of that state
ment. Governor Cummins himself, who. de
spite his whilom view that a revision of the
tariff was necessary to the control of the great
trusts has been quick to appreciate the logic
of events, has gracefully accepted the correct
ness of the President's reasoning, as demon
strated by the Northern Securities decision,
that such combinations as were operating in
restraint of trade could be reached more ef
ficaciously and equitably through the courts
than by a lowering of the rates of duty; and the
result is that to-day the Governor and his
most ardent supporters are as loyal to the
•stand pat" tariff policy a» any Eastern Re
Throughout h!s rapid trip across the State
the receptions given to President Roosevelt
Jacked none of lowa's oldtime Republican en
thusiasm, and it is certain that when Mr. Roose
velt again crosses the State in June he will be
greeted with no less cordiality. An influential j
Jowa farmer was recently asked the extent of
the tariff revision sentiment in his State. In
reply he said: "Last week I marketed eigt:
bogs less than a year old for $119- Never be
fore would those hogs have brought as much by
523 l>o you suppose I want any tariff revision
to upset the market and prevent my getting
that kind of prices? That is the feeling of
&j per cent of the men in lowa."
HARMONY IN THE STATE.
No more significant public utterance has been
»nade than an editorial which appeared several
days after The Tribune announced "the end
of "the lowa Id*a" in "The Dcs Moines Register
»r,<s Leader." a leading lowa paper controlled by
the director of thr mint. George E. Roberts, and
a strong supporter of Governor Cummins and
Heretofore of his "lowa idea." "The Register"
came out unequivocally for the policy of the ad
ministration and urged harmony on every fnend
of Governor Cummins, together with an aban
donment, for the present at least, of all idea
«f immediate tariff revision. In the words of
a prominent lowa politician: "What George
3toberts iixid The Register* say every supporter
of Governor Cummins will accept as gospel
truth,** and events have demonstrated the cor
rectness of the proposition.
Two other widely circulated statements de
serve attention. One is to the effect that the
President summoned Governor Cummins to
"Washington: tho other that for an entire day
on his trip through lowa Governor Cummins
•was closeted with the President, discussing
the "lowa idea." Both of these statements are
incorrect. Governor Cummins came to Wash
ington on his own initiative— a fact which
ynilltated nothing against the cordial reception
■which he received at the White House, how
ever. On the trip through lowa Governor Cum
riins was a guest on the President's train from
Clarinda to Dcs Moines, a distance of perhaps
one hundr<*d miles, but in that time Mr. Roose
velt and Mr. Cummins had no private conver
When Senator Allison was in Hot Springs
lie told Senator Aldrich that no ground what
ever remained for apprehension regarding the
fifoation in lowa. Harmony had been estab
lished, and he was confident of the adoption of
the tariff plank, the draft of which he showed
to the Senator from Rhode Island. Every one
who knows Senator Aldrich knows that no half
■wav tariff sentiment would satisfy that most
ontiraslastle of protectionists, and he was en
tirely satisfied with the plank as drafted.
CREDIT DUE TO SENATOR ALLISON.
To J. W. Blythe Senator Aldrich gives great
fcredit for the prevailing unity, but in the dip
lomatic negotiations which have wrought har
mony In lowa the master hand of Senator Alll-
Fon is plainly discernible. He It is who has
■v.ith infinite tact, brought both factions to
cether and led them into the harmony camp
ithout the sacrifice of pride or interest on
either side, and who has secured a condition
of affairs which will result in every lowa Re
publican working for the party ticket with
that admirable energy which has always char
acterized the Republicans of the State. Once
more the unsnimous verdict is that "Uncle
Billys all right."
WISCONSIN GOING TO THE EAST.
Dispatch of the Battleship at This Time
Without Especial Significance.
"Washington. May Orders directing the battle
t>hip Wisconsin"" to proceed to the Asiatic station
J-.ave been issued by the Navy Department. The
"Wisconsin bas been destined for that station for
•orae time, but her departure was delayed owing
to extensive repairs the vessel has been undergoing
•t the Bremerton navy yard. Further repairs than
those already made were recommended, but the
officials here do not consider them absolutely es
pentlal. and the vessel will proceed to the Asiatic
rtatlon without them, stopping first probably at
Yokohama. The department officials say the de
parture of thr- vessel lor the Far East at this time
Is without especial sijmiflcar.ee. and that they m
••rtr.pjy putting Into eff»-ct a programme announced
MH time ago.
GIRL MURDER CASE UNSOLVED.
Maidrii, Mass., May 12.— The shooting of Miss
Tfellle A. Sturtevant on the veranda of her home
at Medford last Wednesday night seems destined
to em-ell the long list of unsolved murder mysteries.
The r>ol:ce admit that they have no clew to the
murder, and Toniasse Lombardl, the Italian who
was arrested on suspicion, was discharged to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Sturt*vant agreeing that he was not
the man who phot their daughter.
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XAVY FACES EMERGEXCY.
Alarmed by Sickness at Overcrowded
Waphlr.srton, May 12.— T0 lack of sufficient
shore barracks at the various naval tralnir,
stations on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the
Pery Department attributes much of the sick
ness existing at the stations. The officials were
face to face to-day with the question of whether
or not recruiting should be abandoned until the
congestion at the stations could be relieved.
Captain McCalla. at San Francisco, sent an ur-
F.rnt dispatch to the department to-day, asking
that no mere men be sent there. The dispatch
was brought to the attention of Admiral Tftylpa
chief of the Bureau of Navigation, and Acting
Secretary Darling, and after a conference it was
decided that the need for men to man the new
ships shortly to be commissioned was so great
that the department could not afford to call in
the recruiting officers. Captain McCalla was
advised of the necessity for sending more men
to San Francisco, and instructed to ask for as
many tents as are needed there, and to make
the best of the situation for the present. Other
dispatches were from Newport and League Isl
and relative to conditions at those points, where
diphtheria and meningitis exist. Inquiries are
reaching the department from parents all over
the country who are becoming alarmed about the
health of their sons. Three hundred t^nts al
ready have been borrowed from the War De
partment and sent to the training stations X
the sickness Increases all the men ashore will be
quartered in tents until the receiving ships car.
be thoroughly disinfected. Two additional dis
infecting plants have been ordered,
The Navy Department is apprehensive of tne
effect of these conditions on enlistments.
MEDICAL CONGRESS IN WASHINGTON.
A Boy Cured of Clubfoot by Dr. Lorenz Ex
Washington. May 12.— The sixth triennial session
of the Congress of American Physicians and Sur
geons opened at the Columbia Theatre this after
uoon. The congress includes in its member
ship many of the most eminent medical and sur
gical specialists in the country, several hundred
of whom were present when it was called to order
by the rresident. Dr. Walter W. Keen, of Phila
delphia, professor of surgery at the Jefferson Med
ical College. Dr. Lorenz, the distinguished Aus
trlar surgeon, was expected to be present, but did
not arrive. Sixteen societies of specialists affiliated
with the congress held meetings to-day for the
discussion of subjects directly related to their
At the session of the Pediatric Society Charles
Wlllett. o# this city, eleven years oM, who last fall
was operated upon for clubfoot, by Dr. Lorenz, was
presented as evidence of the efficacy of Dr. Lorenz' s
method of "bloodless surgery." The boy's feet
are now as straight aa those of any child, and
members of the society were asked to compare
them with the casts showing their condition be
fore the operation. Dr. Lorenz's methods will be
discussed freely in several sections of the congress.
When President Keen called the congress to
order he announced that a c-ommittee had been ap
pointed to take charge of the project of erecting a
memorial In this city to the late Dr. Walter Reed,
of the army medical department, whose experi
ments tended to j rove that mosquitoes transmit
Hie infection of yellow fever. It Is proposed to
raise at least $30,000 for the memorial.
At to-day's session of the congress the subject
coi<sid«.-rcd was "The Pancreas and Par.i reatic Dis
eases." Papers were presented by Dr. E. L. OpM.
of Baltimore; Professor R. H. Chittenden. of New-
Haven; Dr. Simon Plexner. of Philadelphia; Dr.
Reginald H. Fit*, of Boston: Professor Yon Mi
kullcz-Radecki, of Germany, and Dr. Roswell Park,
This evening Dr. Keen delivered an address at
St Matthew's Church, on "The Duties and Re
sponsibilities of Trustees of Medical Institutions."
A reception for tne members of the congress and
the women accompanying them was held in the
parlors of the Arlington Hotel.
The American Academy of Medicine closed its
sessions to-day by electing officers. Tne next
meeting will be held at Atlantic City, June 11 1o 13,
AEMS CAN BE EXCHANGED.
The Judge Advocate General's Construction
of the New Militia Law.
Washington, May 12.— Judge Advocate General
Davis has rendered an opinion at the request of
General Crozier, chief of ordnance, relative to the
construction of the law providing for the exchange
of the arms of the militia for modern guns of the
army. There was an apparent conflict between the
new militia law and the appropriation act. The
opinion of General Davis is that the exchange can
be made, and that the appropriation of $2,000,000
is available for supplying arms.
THE WEATHER BUREAU CROP REPORT
Farming Operations Retarded by Cold and
Lack of Rain.
Washington, May 12.— Tho weekly crop report of
the Weather Bureau is as follows;
The Ohio Valley. Middl Atlantic and Southern
States have experienced another cool we»k, and
while the temperature has been above the seasonal
average in the more northerly districts, the re
ports generally Indicate the need of warmth. In
the lower Missouri. Central Mississippi and Ohio
valleys and Atlantic Coast districts, including the
northern portion of the East Gulf States, rains
would be of much benefit. Rain would also be
beneficial in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast
districts. Much needed and abundant rains have
fallen in the West Gulf States and Florida. In
Oklahoma, Kansas. Nebraska, lowa, the Dakotas.
Minnesota and Wisconsin the conditions have been
Corn planting continues very late, but is now In
general progress throughout the central valleys
and has begun in the extreme northern districts.
This work has been carried on under much diffi
culty in the lower Missouri, central Mississippi and
Ohio valleys and portions of the Middle Atlantic
States, owing to hard and cloddy ground. Germi
nation and growth have been very slow in all dis
tricts; in the West Gulf States, however, the crop
has recovered rapidly from the effects of the cold
of the previous week.
An improvement in the condition of winter wheat
Is reported from JCebraFka, Kansas, Oklahoma.
Texas and Ohio, but the crop hat suffered deterio
ration In Indiana, Illinois. Kentucky and Missouri,
much in the southern portion of the last mentioned
State having been greatly damaged by rust and
Insects. Wheat is now heading as far north as
Kentucky and Southern Missouri. On the Pacific
Coa6t winter wheat continued thrifty in Oregon,
but in Washington and California it Is in need
of rain, the late sown In California being very un
Spring wheat seeding Is now practically finished,
and the early sown Is coming up to good stands
bnd Is In healthy condition. No damage seems to
have resulted from the severe weather of the pre
vious week. In the northern Rocky Mountain dis
tricts and in Washington the reports are less fa
vorable, rain beine needed.
The seeding of oats is nearly finished In the
more northerly district*!, where good stands are
promised, and from Texas northward to the upper
Missouri Valley the crop has improved much einc€
last week, but from the lower Missouri Valley
eastward over Illinois, Indiana and Ohio the stands
are uneven and the crop is much in need of rain.
Although much too cocl. nearly the whole of the
cotton region has received abundant rainfall, which
was of the greatest benefit to the central and
western districts, where germination and growth
of cotton -arc now making satisfactory progress.
In the Carolinas, Northern Georgia and Tennessee
termination and growth have been very slow.
Planting is very nearly completed in the northern
portion of the belt, but the crop is generally much
later than usual.
No tobacco has yet been transplanted north of
the Carolinas and Tennessee. Plants continue
The reports eoncernfnc apples are somewhat more
encouraging than in the previous week, but the
outlook for most of other fruits continues very
In the central valleys and Bffddle AMantic States
grraes has made very slow crowth, and Is much In
need of rain and warmth, but ia in more favorable
condition In the lake region and upper Missouri
COLONEL WOODRUFF TO BE PROMOTED.
Washington. May 12.— 8y direction of the Presi
dent. Colonel Charles A. Woodruff, the senior colo
nel of the commissary department, is to be ap
pointed a brigadier general and retired In July,
when vacancies will occur as the result of the re
tirement of Major General Davis. Colonel Wood
ruff was wounded four times in the Civil War and
three times in the Indian wars on the plains. He
has served «ome time as chief commissary In Ma
nila, and of late his old wounds have been giving
him considerable trouble. His retirement will pro
mote Lieutenant Colonel William T. Alexander to
be colonel and Major James N. Allison to b« lieu
tenant colonel in the commissary department.
NEARLY $65,000,000 BONDS REFUNDED.
Washington. May 12.— The amount of 3 and 4 per
e*nt bonde received at tha Treasury D*"partment
to date for exchanse into 2 ter cent consols is IM.*
NEW-YOKTC DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 13. 1903.
PAYNE WIELDS THE KNIFE
CUTS DOWN EXPEXSES.
Xo More Rural Free Delivery
Routes This Fiscal Year.
Washington, May 12.— Postmaster General
Payne announced to-day that no more rural free
delivery postal rcutes would be established until
July 1. the beginning of the next fiscal year.
This is one result of the investigation of post
office affairs, and of the discovery that at the
present rate of increase in the number of routes
there would be a deficit of $20,000 in the rural
free delivery service by the end of this fiscal
year. Instructions have been given to Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General Bristow to cur
tail expenditures by discontinuing the daily
establishment of routes, and it is expected that
the threatened deficit will be averted. It is not
intended, however, that the investigation of the
proposed routes shall be suspended, and the field
work, therefore, will continue. Mr. Payne esti
mated that the total number of routes fairly
entitled to be established in the entire country
would be 38.000. and that at the present rate of
increase this would be reached two years h°nce.
He said to-night that he had asked the Civil
Service Commission to have its representatives
make an investigation of the Washington Post
office in addition to the Investigation already
made by posteffice inspectors. This action was
taken, he added, on account of charges of viola
tions of the Civil Service law in that office. The
Civil Service men will make their report to
SECOXD CALL OX TULLOCH
Mr. Payne Again Asks for Evidence
to Sustain Charges.
Washington, May 12.— Postmaster General Payne
to-day made a second request to S. W. Tuilocb,
formerly cashier of the Washington City postofflce,
who alleged irregularities in the service, for infor
mation in proof of his charges. The letter Is ad
dressed to Mr. Bristow. Fourth Assistant Post
master General, and says:
Some time since there appeared an interview with
Mr S. W. Tulloch, formerly cashier of the Wash
ington posteffice, which reflected upon the official
conduct of certain persons formerly in high posi
tions in the government service and other persons
still holding office. On the sth Instant I wrote Mr.
Tuiloch. stating that I should be pleased to receive
from him any statement confirmatory of tne
charges. This he has failed to furnish. I therrfore
request that you will call upon Mr. Tulloch and
ask him to give you any statement which he is
willing to make In writing, accompanied by any
papers, documents or evidence confirmatory of the
charges which he has made, to the end that they
may be inquired into, and if it is found that any
irregularities exist, that they may be corrected.
The Postmaster General says that Mr. Tulloch
has promised to submit a statement on Friday. He
says there is no Intention of furnishing to Mr.
Tulloch copies of replies from thosr- whom the
postmaster General addressed regarding the
RULING ON PHILIPPINE DUTIES.
Government Property for Use of the Army
Entitled to Free Admission.
fBT TELEORATH TO THE TRIBrN'E.]
Washington, May 12.— The Secretary of War has
sent the following cable dispatch to the civil au
thorities in Manila:
This department rules, as a matter of administra
tive direction to its officers, that property belonging:
to the United States Government sent into the
Philippines in good faith for the use of the srmy Is
entitled to be taken in without payment ot duty;
that, having been imported, the army Is entitled to
ufo and dispose of It in accordance with the law and
regulations governing official action in dealing with
such articles, and that, when in accordance with
the law and regulations It becomes the duty of an
officer to dispose of condemned or surplus stores
by sale, the articles cannot then be subjected to
duty as if they had not been already In fact im
ported. As a matter of policy the department doe F
not intend to permit any such large sales as will
Interfere with the mercantile business of the
DAVID HUYLER UPSET IN PARK.
Horse Frightened by Noisy Automobile and
Tavld Huyler, said to be a member of the
well known family of that name, giving his ad
dress as No. 8 West Seventy-second-st., was the
victim of a spill in Central Park yeste-day.
caused by his horse running away.
The accident occurred at 6 o'clock in the
evening. Mr. Huyler was driving a big bay
attached to a runabout. Near the Seventh-aye.
and Fifty-ninth-st. entrance to the park an au
tomobile passed noisily, scaring the mettlesome
animal 6O that it got beyond its driver's con
trol and ran away. In a few jumps the light
wagon was overturned and Mr. Huyler spilled
out. He escaped fortunately with a few
slight bruises and scratches. The harness gave
way and the animal ran free >or a few blocks
until stopped by Patrolman McNulty, of the
Central Park station. Afterwards the wagon
was righted, the harness nxed and Mr. Huyler
SAME OLD MIS 1
Neighbors Each Took Other for Burglar —
Real One Escaped.
St. Aibans, Vt.. May 12.— This city furnishes an
other victim of the "thought he was a burglar"
mistake in the person of T. A. Summerskill. super
intendent of motive power on the Central Vermont
Early this morning the Summerskill home was
visited by a burglar. He was discovered by Mr.
Summerskill, who called lustily for assistance. Hia
cries were heard by Colonel A. A. Hall, a promi
nent lawyer, whose house is near by. Colonel Hall
called his son Harry, who took a revolver and hur
ried to tho superintendent's house. In the darK
ness Hall mistook Mr. Summerskill for the burg-lar.
and Mr. Summerskill. supposing the young man
iraa the robber, attacked him with a club, and
Hall fired. Meanwhile the burglar escaped. Mr.
Summerbkill is seriously injured.
CATTLE QUARANTINE IN THE WEST.
Many States Affected by the Prevalence of
Denver, May 12.— What will be the most extensive
quarantine of cattle In the West for many years
will be in effect within a few days as the result
of the general prevalence of the mange. Governor
Peabody Issued his^ proclamation to-day. Other
States and Territories to the number of six or
eight will come under the same rule before the end
of the week.
Cattle from the Mexican border to Canaia will
come under these regulations, and practically all
the territory from the Rockies to the Missouri River
wiii be affected.
THE CATTLE DISEASE IN ARGENTINA.
Washing ton. May 12.— Secretary Wilson to-day re
ceived a cable dispatch from F. W. Bicknell, one
of the travelling exploring agents of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, dated at Buenos Ayres. con
firming the reported outbreak of foot and mouth
disease in that country. The dispatch says:
Foot and mouth on three ranches. One hundred
E'limals in port affected by green alfalfa from in
fected lanch. Cndar control. Government expects
it ended this month.
CITIES EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT.
St. Louis. May 12— is likely that a considerable
number of American cities will maintain a munici
pal pavilion as part of the Model City or install a
municipal exhibit as part or the general exhibition
of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The com
mittee on legislation hae begun a movement to in
duce the cities to make appropriations for this pur-
DOM New-York City already has made an appro
priation of $10,000; Boston will probably make a
similar appropriation, and preliminary steps have
been taken in Washington.
rotary t'harlea E. Reeves of the committee on
leei*iatlon has addressed to the mayor* of the
twenty-five largest cities of the country a letter
urging that each make a repr'?»nt-.ttve exhibit as
a iiart of the general municipal exhibition.
R. H. STODDARD DEAF/.
He Had Been Failing Since Death
of His Wife a Year Ago.
Richard Henry Stoddard, poet and essayist,
died at his home, No. 320 East Fifteenth-st, at
7:30 o'clock yesterday morning. "He died," paid
Edmund Clarence Stedman, who, with Ripley
Hitchcock, was at his bedside until midnight
on Monday, "as he wished to die, although we
did not expect he would pass away so soon.
Early in the morning he relapsed into uncon
sciousness, from which he never awakened."
Ever since the death of his wife less than a
year ago Mr. Stoddard's health had been failing
He remarked then that he should not long sur
vive her. Grief at the loss of his wife and his
son Lorimer, rheumatism and other ills inci
dent to old age all conspired against him. When
he was confined to his bed a few days ago his
friends knew the end could not be far off. On
Monday evening he had not become perceptibly
weaker, although in the night hours he was rest-
le?s. Early yesterday morning, however, when
Miss Alice Brueder— who had been Mrs. Stod
dard's companion and whom he had adopted
by the side of his wife's grave last summer—
and his nurse Pedro were preparing his break
fast, he remarked that he felt a slight burning
inside. Those were his last words. When Miss
Brueder left him for a moment to get a glass of
water he was breathing softly, with his eyes
closed. When she returned Mr. Stoddard was
The funeral will take place at the Church of
the Messiah. Park-aye. and Thirty-fourth-st..
to-morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, with the
pastor emeritus, the Rev. Dr. Robert Collyer,
and the present pastor, the Rev. Minot J. Sav
age, officiating. The burial is to take place the
following day at Sag Harbor, where the body of
Mrs. Stoddard lies, and where Lorimer, their
son, v.as also buried. The tombstone has al
ready been prepared, Mr. Stoddard at his wife's
death having ordered another one made ready
for himself, only needing the engraving of the
date of death. No near relatives survive Mr. j
Richard Henry Stoddard was born on July 2.
1825. in Hlngham, Mass., the son of Rufus Stod
dard. a sea captain. When he was a child his
father was lost in the wreck of his ship at sea.
His mother married again In a few years, and he
was brought to this city at the age of ten.
' r For a few years he attended a New-York public
school, but at the age of fifteen he became an
office boy for a law firm. He began at that sge to
write poetry and try to have It published, but his
verses were rejected by the newspapers. After a
short stay in the law office he became an appren
tice in the office of one of the short lived news
papers of that day. When the newspaper failed
he was employed for a little time In a tailor shop,
and also tried to learn the trade of a blacksmith.
Then he was apprenticed to learn the trade of Iron
moulding. He worked at It until he was twenty
one years old. *
While engaged at his trade he wrote many
poems. They were published in 1549 in a volume en
titled "Footprints." the entire edition of which he
afterward destroyed. He contributed some verses
which were published by Lewis Gaylord Clarke in
"The Knickerbocker," but were not paid for. In
1853, however, he became a regular contributor to
that publication, and began literary work in
earnest. A year earlier he had married Elizabeth
Barstow. who herself becamo a writer of poems
In 1853. through the influence of Nathaniel Haw
thorne, he obtained a place in the Custom House,
and he held it until ISTO. For three years ne was
a clerk In the Dock Department, and later was
City Librarian. His friendship for Bayard Taylor
led at ono time to his connection with The Tribune
as a writer of reviews; he was literary reviewer
for "The World" from 1860 to IS7O, and after 18S0
he held that position on "The Mail and Express."
He also edited "The Aldine," a publication devoted
to illustrations, which was discontinued.
A volume of Mr. Stoddard's poems was brought
out in 1552. In the following year he published
"Adventures in Fairy Land" for young people,
and in 1837 his book of "Songs for Summer."
Among his other works are: "Town and Coun
try," 1557; "Life, Travels and Books of Alex
ander yon Humboldt." 1S60: "The King's Bell."
1562; "The Story of Littla Red Riding Hood," in
verse, 1564; "The Children in the Wood," in verse.
1865; "Abraham Lincoln: A Horatlan Ode." 1865:
"Putnam, the Brave," 1569; "The Book of the
East," containing his later poems, 1567. He edited,
among other works. "The Loves and Heroines of
the Poets," 1S61; "The Late English Poets," 1565;
enlarged editions of Rufus W. Griswold's "Poets
and Poetry of America," 1872. and Female Poets
of America." 1574. He edited several annuals and
wrote numerous monographs.
Of his verse his friend, Edmund Clarence Sted
. man. has said that its characteristics are "af
fluence, sincere feeling, strength, a manner pe< iri
larly his own. very delicate fancy, and. above
all. an imagination at times exceeded by that of.
no' other American poet. Ihls last quality per
vades his ambitious pieces and at times breaks out
suddenly in the minor verse through which he Is
best known. The exigencies of his profession have
too constantly drawn upon his resources; the bulk
of his miscellaneous verse is large, and to this is
somewhat due its unevenness. No poet is more
unequal; few have more plainly failed now and
then. On the other hand, few have reached a
higher tone, and a selection could be made from
his poems upon which to base a lasting reputation.
"The Fisher and Charone,' 'The Dead Master' and
the "Hymn to the Sea" are noble pieces of English
blank verse, the secret of whose measure Is given
only to the elect. One is impressed by the art. the
thought, the Imagination which sustain these
poems and . the Shakespeare and Lincoln odes.
Stoddard's abundant songs and lyrics are always
on the ving and known at first sight— skylark
brood whose notes are rich la feeling. The sweet
and dire-.t method of 'The King's Bell' placed him
high In the ranks of writers of narrative verse.
Among poets equal to him in years he Is, perhap.«,
the foremost of an artistic or cosmopolitan group."
On the evening of March 25, 1897. many promi
nent people of the city attended a dinner at the
Hotel Savoy, given in Mr. Stoddard's honor by
the Authors' Club, and he read what he said might
be his last poem, ending with these lines:
When thl» life play ct mine l» en.1«"1.
Anil the blnck curtain has descended.
Think ktixlly a» you *••"' of m
And say. for you may truly W.
• Thin Armi player, HvinK. loved hta part.
And m»d« it noblo aa he could.
Not for his own poor personal^ pwi.
Hut for the glory of hia art:"
'AXE; MAN SHOT.
DR. RUFUS OSGOOD MASON.
Dr Kuril* Osgoo.i Mason died at hia home. No.
,i-i «r«M Fifty -elghth-st.. on Monday, at the age
of sevent > -three. He was born in Sull: . \ H
In IWO He wa» graduated from Dartmouth, and
In 1850 from Uw College of Physicians and Sur
RICHARD HENRY STODDARD.
Who died yesterday.
geons. At the outbreak of the Civil War he en
tered the United States Navy as acting assistant
surgeon, serving in that capacity until the close,
when he settled in this city as a general practi
A3 early as 1870 Dr. Mason became convinced o
the value of the psychic element in the treatment
of disease, and Jn ISSS he rea.l beforo tIM New-
York Academy of Medi. ■ rep'Tt of six ens?:
treated by hypnotic suggestion. Dr.. Mason was
well known through hi« book? and a considerable
number of magazine articles. His nrst volume, on
titled "Sketches and Impressions-Musical. Theatri
cal and Social," contains a history of the early
days of the New-York P h lharTn n 'l\ Society Two
later volumes. "THepathy and the Subliminal
Self" *.nd "Hypnotism and Suggestion In Tftera
peutics. Education and Reform. deal wKh tne
general subject of psychology und its application
to education and disease. M-irir>n Isnb*-l
Dr. Mason married twice; In .. IStl Mario. \>er
Goodwin, and in ISSS Char otte \an D« veer
Quick. He was a member of th « *** h " Y ,°rical Pe
emy of Medicine, the Society fiSfg**
search and the Dartmouth Alumn! Association.
His widow and one daughter survive him.
SAVINGS BANKERS MEET.
Oppose^Bill Adding to List of Rail
road Bonds for Investment.
The tenth annual meeting of the Savings Banks
Association of the State of New-York wus held
yesterday in the Chamber of Commerce Building
In Liberty-st. Charles A. Schieren. president ot
the association, was In the chair. Nearly one hun
dred institutions for savings from all parts of the
State were represented by the 130 men present. In
his opening remarks Mr. Schieren said In part:
It Is now a decade since the Sayings Banks* As
eoclatlon of this State was organized* .The official
report for tne year 1593 of the Banking Depart
ment at Albany was as follows:
Dot to depositors ...~ ' ■'-'.' . t
Number of depositors i.-u-.»»
The report for 1303 shows as follows: __ .
T>u» to depositors '^'A^i'sii
Number or depositors -.- -.-..-.
This shows during: the ten years an increase of
TO per cent in deposits and 43 Der cent In depositors.
While abroad last year I noticed an article
l'shed In "The London Times" entitled fc-nglisn
Thrift." It gave the statlsti.-s of the growth of
Javings bank! in England. The report gave the
number of depositors in the ooatofflce savings
banks at 5.046.6.50 and their deuosita at i,135.515.1.0.
or tG94.093.730. It also reported the number ot^de
positors of the trustee s^vinKS ban*s a system
of savings institutions somewhat Mmilar to .our
savings banks, as 1.601.485 and their deposits at
£57.196.458. or J273.552.293. The average deposit in the
postal savings bank was ISS 25. and the average in
the trustee lavlngs banks J172 2S. The average of
our depositors ranges n>uch higher; acting to
the report our average for this year is J4T3 a ac-
Po The°re seems to be a disposition on the part of
some bankers to rash to the legislature and Intro
duce bills legalizing investments in railroad l bonds
for our savings banks. It Is of the utmost impor
tance that our association discourage every attempt
made In that direction unless the bonds are ap
proved by the executive committee.
The report of the executive committee discussed
the various acts of the legislature affecting the
savings banking Interests adopted or proposed since
the last meeting of the association. It urged the
savings banks to Join in opposition to the bill now
in Governor Odell's hands for signature adding to
the list of railroad mortgage- bonds in which sav
ings banks may Invest. A vote of thanks was
passed for the efficient work done by the executive
committee, and its report was approved.
The following officers and executive committee
were elected; President. Charles A. Schieren. of the
Germania Savings Bank; first vice-president. James
McMahon. president of the Emigrant Industrial
Savings Bank; second vice-president. Edward S.
Dawson, president of the Ononda*a County Savings
Bank; third vice-president. Charles E. Hanaman,
president of the Troy SavinKS Bank; secretary.
William G. Conklia. secretary of the Franklin Sav
ings Bank, treasurer. Samuel D. Styles, president of
the North River Savings Bank: executive commit
tee William C. Sturges. president of the Seamen's
Bank for Savings: William H. S. Woods, president
of the Bowery Savings Bank: James M. Wentz.
president of the Newburg Savings Bank; Robert 9.
Donaldson, secretary of the Erie County Savings
Bar'- William B. Van Rensselaer. president of the
Albany Savings Bank: Alexander E. Orr. president
of the South Brooklyn Savings Bank: John Harsen
Rhoades. president of the Greenwich Savings Bank:
David Hoyt. secretary of the .vlonroe County Sav
ings Bank and Charles E. Sprague. president of
tnl Union Dime Savings Institution: members ex
officio. Charles A. Schieren. president of the Ger
mania Savings Bank: Charles E Hanama n- James
McMahon. William G. Conklln. Edward S. Dawson
and Samuel D. Styles. It was practically a re
electlonof the officers and committee of last year.
C Wl liam Hanhart. president of the sayings bank
section of the American Bankers' Association, read
a. paper on "Concerted Action In Banking. ' which
was well received, ana was ordered printed in the
mfnutel or the meeting. Charles E. Sprasue read a
paper on "The Basis of Valuation." and then recess
was taken for luncheon. __
At the afternoon session Horace "*,i;* th
paper on the currency question, illustrating^ the
need for assets currency, and John R. \ an \\ ormer
Secretary of the Lincoln Safe Deposit Company of
this city, read a paper on "The Influence o< >a<v -
ings Banks on the Communltv."
CHURCH TO HAVE FRESH AIR FARM
President Humphreys of Stevens Institute
Gives 100 Acres to Ail Angels'.
It ia proposed by the congregation of All Angels'
Protestant Episcopal Church. West Eighty-flrst
st. and West End-aye., of which the Rev. Dr. S.
De Lancey Townsend Is rector, to establish this
summer at New-Hamburg a fresh air home for the
benefit of the poor of the neighborhood of the
church. A farmhouse and about one hundred acres
of land have been given for the purpose by Dr.
Alexander Humphreys, president of Stevens Insti
tute and an Easter offering of about IS.OOO will be
spent in remodelling the building and in providing
the expenses of this year's outing. It Is hoped to
mako the farm self-supporting.
Every summer the church has sent about forty
poor persons each week to Stamford. Conn. The
farmhouse will accommodate about fifty persons.
whH-111 be sent there for a week or two at a time
A unique feature of the work will be that mothers
will be sent with their children, as it is found that
the former are often in more need of an outin*
than the latter. There will be no distinction made
as to creed.
KRS. INGERSOLLS NERVE.
' Her Husband Tells of Her Experience in
The news, given exclusively In The Tribune yes
' terday. that Mrs. Francis G. Ingersoll was the
woman who barely escaped death on George G.
i Haven. Jr.'s. runaway coach in its rush through
. West Ninety-second-st., created much Interest yes-
I terday in Rye. where Mr. and Mrs. Ingersoll have a
! country home, in Grace Church-3t. Mr. Ingersoll
! said last night:
Although my wife didn't do anything wonderful,
she certainly displayed considerable nerve and pres
, ence of mind. She is a plucky woman anyway
Fortunately she wasn't hurt a bit. and is feeling all
right now. I would probably have been in the coach
■ with her had t not lingered behind to transact some
i bU Mr n S S9 In g erson- SrVthat Mr. Haven and his
grooms did not jump down when the horses ran
Sway with the intention of running to the horses
! heads, but instead .vere thrown from their seats.
I She Was left alone on top of the big coach. When
fhe collision occurred Mrs. Ingersoll held tlKhtly to
th£ scut *nd saved her.-elf from falling off. Mrs.
. Ingersoll disclaims the credit of guiding the four-tn-
I hand through the streets.
UNITED STATES SHIPBUILDING PLANS.
Reports as to the Reorganization of the
It was reported In Wall Street yesterday tnat a
plan for the reorganization of the finances of the
United States Shipbuilding Company, had been sub
mitted to certain of the large holders of the e«Ma>
1 any's stock 3 and bonds. According to this report,
UM plan provides for the Issuing of ricw common
atock. which will be exchanged for the present out
standing common and preferred stocks, and also
the $10,000,000 collateral trust 5 per cent bonds of
the company, which were given In part payment
for the Bethlehem Steel Company. The terms of
exchange, according to the story, would be as fol
°CoYlateral trust bonds to receive ICO to 110 In new
fclock- presettt preferred stock to receive n*w . ora
mon at the rfete of 15 to 20 per cent of present hold
ings- present common to receive new common at
the rate of 2 to 5 per cent. Arrangements will
probably be made also to obtain fresh working
offline interests in the United States SMPbjild
ln- Company said yesterday afternoon that this
.ummarv of-the new plan was incorrect in various
particulars, but declined to disclose the terms
khlch are to b« offered. It is said on good author
ity to be the intention of the coctro King interests
of tho company to retire the OUftandlnf first mort-
Iga bond 3 by an Issue of new preferred atocs.
WILD RUSH TO COVER.
Demand of the Shorts Met by Enor<
mous Selling by Bull Clique.
The shorts In cotton made another wild rush
to cover yesterday morning, the demand beias
met by enormous sellin* by the boll clique, far
the twofold purpose of realizing: profit* and
preventing ■ bear panic. Cables were sVmm
poinflnjr, receipts were full, the weather was)
fine and new crop accounts rvere glowing. But
these factors were set aside for the time b<-la?
In view of the more Immediate necessities of th»
speculative shorts. July and August were th«
active months, but It was apparent that a sheet
interest still lin?=red in May. which remained
steady at ll.lSc to 11.20 c within the first hour:
July, which closed at lO.&le on Monday, sold up
to lOT.'k- and then off to l«V;lc: August, which
closed at 10.33 c. sold up to 10.3Tc and ran off tr>
10.25 c; September, which clo*»d at 9.43 c. sola
up~to'9.4sc, and declined to 41c.
The market was comparatively quiet In tn»
afternoon, and closed materially lower than oa
Monday. - ;*■ ' ■
GIRL TAKES POISON AFTEB SCOLDIHQ.
Cabman Hurries Her to Hospital and Her
life Is Saved.
Kate Myers, fourteen years old. of No. 427
West Flfteenth-st.. drank poison at her hctn»
yesterday because her mother upbraided her for
staying away from home. She was treated st
the Roosevelt Hospital and then taken to th«
Children's Society, a prisoner.
The girl up to two weeks ago worked In a
laundry, but lost her position. She remained
away from homo, apparently afraid to go
back until yesterday. Her mother began to
upbraid her for staying away from home and
the eirl felt the rebuke so much that she picked
up a bottle of unous liniment on the : s le
board and drank about an ounce of «ie liquid
Mrs Myers ran downstairs screaming. Thomas
Du-fv. ZS&ma. found aa what the troobl. <*J*
then put under arrest and taken to th- '.nu
dren's Society rooms.
CENTRAL PIAKS COMPLETED
To Be Submitted to the Board of Estimate
The plans of the New-York Central for th*
change of motive power In the Pi*t* taxmrt
from steam to electricity, the addition of ten
stories to the present Grand O-*-*" 1
the construction of an annex **** *J™Z
improvements to the Forty-second-st. terminal
have been completed. These plans ••*■
submitted to the Board of Estimate on Friday
and when the city's approval is secured work
will be undertaken at once. The railroad com
pany has informed tenants on the property ad
joining the station which it secured to zlve ■
space for reconstruction work to get out at
Tne Tribune has outlined in detail Just what
these improvements are to be. Tha United
States Realty and Construction Company will
,ITlr^rtftke, lTl r^rtftke the work of remodelling the station
fered with and the present station facilities wiu
BRONX LIQUOR DEALERS TEST LAW.
They Make right Against Paying License
The question as to whether the liquor dealers :
the portion of the Borough of The Bronx withn
the county of Xew-Tork are to have their liquor
2 certificates increased from 1800 to *.» a year
under the amended Raines law act. or to h.ve tha
cost of a license reduced to «^» a year. MM
thrashed out in the Supreme- Court yesterday be
fore Justice Btechoff in a certiorari proc-edu
brought by the ESUng Brewing Compar.y in fta
name of George . JL, Gress. a saloonkeeper at 3ta
731 St. Ann's-ave.. to review the action H Georj:*
Hllliard. Special Deputy Commissioner <n Excis».
In refusing to i«.«.ue a certificate for the vim c*
$750 and a-cept a bond from the Bankers Suretj
Company Of Cleveland in the sum of J1.500.
Frederic B. Perham and Edgar M. Leventrltt. o?
the firm of Nathan. Leventrit & Perham. appear*. 1 .
KscSSt t& ttht h. c SSS«St Sri.?srMJSß
and re?»rved his decision.
NO LIQUOR NEAR DEPEW'S PARK.
Albany May 12 (Special).-Goverr.or Odel! sign*!
to-day Assemblyman Apgar's bill, authorizing tb«
president of the villas, of Peekskill to appomt
park commission of five members to take €>—•_«€
the public park in that village known as Derew
Park given to the village by Senator Chaur.cey M.
TVnew The act has a conspicuous feature in in*
fXwing sentence: So person shall sell or dispose
one quarter mil* thereof."
EDUCATION TOR PRISONER?
Illiterate Oiies Compelled to Acquire Knowl
Commissioner Hyr.es of the Department t<**.
rection yesterday took a MOBba* of city O«US*I«
and friends on a visit of inspection of the flepa..
menfs buildings on Blackweirs. Hiker's and Hart *
Elands. The department steamer Massasoit wa«
u«ed for the trip. One of the thics* which iatemt
ed the visitors greatly was the new laundry w~ch
Mr Hynes has established. Formerly the depart
ment hired 1U washing done. Now the greater part
of It is done by the Inmates of the correct* in
stltutlons. At Harfs Island the party Inspected Cm
school among the Inmates. Formerly the prisoners
had little to Interest them. Mar.y of them, when
committed are unable to read or write. Co=sitf
lent. :.-.•.■ .
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY TO DISSOLVE
Justice Levtntritt. of the Supreme Court, has ap
pointed Frederick G. Voss receiver for the Thur.,.-
American Fire Insurance Company, a ><-*-
York corporation, on application of Us directors PM
a voluntary dissolution of the company. The direc
tors are Alexander H. Stephens. Richard Delafleld.
Philip Lehman. Norman Henderson. Carl Sch?f«>r.
William J- Schleffelm and William L. Bull.Tb
assets are 517.9». It has a capital stock of JVMM
The corporation ceased to transact active bu.-:ne*si
to The company of which Mr. Voss has been mad»
Tne company af rtkt Mr. Voss has been aaw*»
nweiver decided to retire from the insuran< buri
nf4 three yean ago. ai..l as its policies have mm
Moored the court proceeding to-day was simply
the liniil act In the voluntary ■ llhltlon of U»
corporation. i --: J* - : *• - _^
A Store Without
Shuts Its Door to Many
under contract in
Manhattan and tha Bronx
Low Rates. Efficient Service.
NEW YORK TELEPHONE CO.
« Tw»» =• ?W West 1-Mh St.
. 11l W«t 33th St. 616 --■' Is«a S«._