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HENRY C- PAYNE DEAD.
roalianrd from lint sacs.
txA then repeated the Episcopal prayers for th«
dyi:'-£-
Afier the funeral «e;*ices. which are to be
held In Bt. Johns Church on Friday morning,
tha body 'A the Postmaster General will be
■*.. .to Milwaukee, his home. In the private car
of the president of the Chicago. Milwaukee and
at Paul **■>!" *f. which has been tendered for
the purpose.
Another fcuiera! service will be held In All
IsJatS* Church. Milwaukee, on Sunday. A mes-
BOge his been sent to the Right Rev. Isaac \1
Nicholson. Bishop of Milwaukee, who Is row at
the Epifccopal convention in Boston, asking him
;f he can officiate. Burial will be in Forest
Home Cemetery. Milwaukee. Mrs. Payne has
rxr-ressfi a desire that th*- services be as simple
:t£ possible. Further plans for the funeral will
i-e decided on later.
The President will issue a proclamation to
morr announcing th* £cath of the Postmaster
General and ordering all of the executive de
partments la close or. the day of the funeral.
The A<-urp Postmaster General will then issue
km order directing that all postomces throughout
the country bf- closed or that day between the
hours of 2 and 5 p. m.; also, in accordance with
precedent, the postofflce will be appropriately
draped, and flags on all fed-ral buildings will be
half roasted until after the funeral.
NO SUFFERING AT THE LAST.
Durlr.g the sinking spell which ended in his
death Mr. Payne suffered no pain. He was un
.-onscious .1 the time. Hie brt-athing had be
cemt: ir.ore and mote difficult and he was unable
•c sasailssr, though the doctor* sought to give
h!m ?r.ilk. coffee and beef tea. It*. Gray son
EEd intruder, who were at the bed*ide when
he first bepan to eink. were soon jcined by Sur
ireon General Rlxey and Mr. Whitney.
Mr. Payne was first stricken with he&rt troubl
!aFt Wc-dr.esday, and his condition rabidly be-
CUXM extremely grave. A succession of sinking
■pells of increasing severity and depressing •:
feet foiiovred, but the remarkable n:ar.ncr in
•xhich Mr. Payr.e rallied and the responses of
the heart action to treatment pa.c el:ght tein
jorary encouragement. His circe relatives were
•"ummoned to Washington as early as las:
Thursday night.
Never in recent years robust. Mr. Paj;:e was
■unable to withstand the Fhock of th« tinklnj;
e;.eils, ar: 1 as long ago as last Friday it tras
believed that he was rapidly approai r.ii^ th»
&A. While moderate doses of heart remedies
sufficed at \rFt. it became -sary by Sunday
to give much mere powerful stimulants, and
tie doses were given i:. greater quantities than
en any previous day.
Mrs. Payne remained constantly rear her hus
band, rendering every po«eible aid. comforting
htm, and hoping for the best. She bore up with
remarkable fortitude, and not once while Mr.
Fayne was ill lid she leave their apartments.
Throughout oSlcial Washington and in the
private circles In which Mr. Payne moved deep
Kjlicitude was manifested. President Roosevelt,
whose friendship for Mr. Payne extends back a
number of years, was a daily caller at the hotel.
end was kept constantly advised of Mr. Payne's
'Ondition. Mrs. Roosevelt, too, was unremitting
In her inquiries, and called sometimes twice a
day, offering comfort to Mm. Payne. With Cap-
Tain OowltS. of the navy, who married Presi
dent Roosevelt's sister, ehe visited the Arllng-
tcn late this afternoon just before the Postmas
\*r ■*■?*.■. passed away.
Mr. Payne, in his capacity of member of the
Republican National Committee, had taken part
in six Presidential campaigns, and In the last
four was a member of the executive committee
of the national committee. He was the acting
chairman of the national committee In the in
terim between the death cf Senator Han: and
the election of Mr. Cortelyou as its head, and
the trying duties that then <s<*%-o I .ved upon him,
f.<idei to the strain of the postal investigation,
sipped his vitality ana led to his final break
down.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt called this even
ing st the apartment* of the late Postmaster
General. They remained more than half an hour
■with the relatives of the family who are in
"Washington.
Mar.v telegrams of condolence hare be*n re
ceived, including necsages from the Republican
National Committee through Chairman Cortel
you. ar.d from the chairman individually.
MR. PATSE'S CAREER.
End of a Life of Widely Varied
Activities.
Henry Clay Payne, Postmaster General since
Jasuary. 1002, was bora at Aahfleld, Mass.. en
November 23. 1543. of Puritan ancestry. His
education was received at the Fhelburne Falls'
Academy, where he was graduated In 18.">9. He
began his business career at Northampton.
Mass. When the Civil War broke out he offered
Ms cervices to l.is country, but by reason of
diminutive etature he was not admitted to the
army. In 18G3 he went to Milwaukee, with the
■urn of $50 in his pocket. For the Brst few
years of his residence in Milwaukee he was
employed in a drygoods store as salesman, but
coon won th* favor of hie superiors by diligence,
tact and sagacity. He made acquaintances
rapidly, ■ asessed literary tastt and contributed
greatly to the success of the Young Men's Li
brary Association, of which In time he became
president. Under his lead it became cne of the
leading social and Intellectual organizations in
the State. In I^l' he took an active part In
politics, and devoted his energies to orranirlng
the Yoans Men's Republican Club, of Milwaukee.
In lhZij he was made postmaster of Milwaukee,
■ad eM the aSßcm tor ten years. In iV>."» he lie
c&znt president of the Wisconsin Telephone
Company and In 18SS president of the Milwau
kee City .-ilroad Company and the Cream City
Railroad Company. He was Instrumental In
•eeurir.s the consolidation of all the street rail
f.ays of :he city, and became president of the
corporation controlling: -them, the Milwaukee
Electric Railway *nd LJght Company. In 1803
he was president of the American Street Rail
may Association. From ISO 3to 1895 he was on tt
of the elvers of the Northern Pacific Railroad
Company.
Mr. Payne was one of the founders of the
town of Tomahawk, Wle.. which In three years
crew from a wilderness into a city of seven thou
sand Inhabitants. He «a» a trustee and direc
tor of the towns of M ...- ,ua and Babcock. both
in the timber belt of Wisconsin. He was a di
rector in the Tomahawk Land Mi Boom Com
pany. which built the Tomahawk Dam. costing
?—>»,000, In the lumber country.
HIS ENTRY INTO POLITICS.
H was in the Grant-Greeley campaign of 1*72
that Mr. Payne began his career of political
■■ctlvjty. He uai leader in the organization of
«c Young Men 1 . Republican Club, which later
vT.f ra «*n« Republican Central Comralttr-e of
£arr v aU )T* C ? Urny ' which has been the Official
tarty organization to the present day Mr
-yne ocjupied the positions of President and
secretary at different times during P existence
of these clubs, till he was chosen chairman of
ii.i.ifv /i P bUcan Central Committee Th«
Ability and Judgment shown by Mr Payne In
all hie P° !lUca > numerations won pISSVm
S^BtmS? SFWS"^ *&**"*•* -ivtaJifor
and he was reappointed by^Preaid^. Arthur
a»9 Uay-a. In the ten years which Mr. Payne
•erved as postmaster the conduct of Is o*w
:om Mft^actory and the ciuLni of all
politick creeds acknowledged the #»fflclencv and
progressive spirit of the Wraf service y and
his administration, and he left the office wiS
ttasats credit than * Ln *«*«£
rrtfcident Uarnaon: he was also elected a m*m
n^.,fni i*con«in. and „ member of the
**£pii»j|lr»n Xatior.aJ Executive Committee.
bVi £ .Vested of seven members. A* a mem-
S^J^^r cv i committee he was delegated
*•«• U.\o v . States of Montana, Washington
u£* * The kOt *! l ° f ntfKt the Crests of the
£££ T ,£ C '? nt ln Montana was especially
KaTihS^ " £ evotln tw ° months of Ure-
Turn^ . ..^^£. tb T °* w 8t *»«" Mr. Payne re
£J?!? ,l lth *W»* R*Publ!.-sn Senators and rs
««l\»d the uuojuallfled thar.k. of ti;e Republican
»»*ty for his splendid victory
rorv^ a ri£, dd i ele ? 9 ft to the Republican National
LfSPH 0 " la , 2 . iS "> h9 worked actively for. tho
"■■■'""■ Of IMCtohr and BobMt. Mad wu
nm!ee tO but C ? mm t Cl L afrnian of the national com-
Quarters inrM tharge of Western head
viVeX^iiW.n Chl ? a|ro ' and !n ljm ne **came
lhth\ T^ n , of lhe national committee of
*hich he had been a member for twenty years
APPOINTMENT TO THE CABINET.
hen Charles Emory Smith resigned as Post
master General, In December. 1001. Mr Payne
waa chosen to succeed him, taking office in the
January following. His familiarity with post
orn,e matters, gained In Milwaukee, and his
wide experience in details of great business af
made lViaS-^f V 'L\ hi? rnl ' ti( ' 3 ' experience,
Uit ,?.;' Z™' 5° r r him To master the details of
nli?r^ - lle waa hl « h! >' regarded as a
member of the President's Cabinet, and his
opinion ua* nn ' U(h listened to by his associates.
The ee\ere strain to „h ilh he was subjected by
reason or his investigation of the postal s<?r-
Vl £? K C ifv?t " roved tor, great for his health,
which h«d been impaired for a number of years
and he had a long and serious Illness last spring.
But after his recovery he took ■ trip on a rev
enue cutter along the coast, which ii was thought
had restored him to his usual health. When he
returned to Washington, in September, it was
believed he was entirely well. Personally Mr.
Payne was extremely popular in Washington
as well as in Milwaukee
Mr. Payne was married in this city In 1867 to
Miss Lydla W. Van Dyke. They had no chil
dren. Mrs. Payne is a native of this Stato.
Among her fort bears art' Franz Claessen Van
Dyke, one of the early settlers of Manhattan,
and Henrick Van Dyke. Attorney General for
Peter Btuyveaant in 1»34G. Her father, the late
Richard Van Dyke, was a prominent business
man in this city. From the daw of her mar
riage her home in Milwaukee was the centre of
culture, hospitality and a llveiy Interest In
public affaire. In her home city she was a lead
er in soda! affairs, a member of all th* local
women's clubs, and wan for a time president of
the Ladles* Art und Science Club the oldest
woman's organization of Milwaukee. Having
no children of her own, Mrs Payne borrow*
those of her sister, Mrs. Van Dyke Jones, und
one of her nieces is constantly with her. Post
master Genera! and Mrs. Payne lived at -the
Arlington in Washington.
Mr. Payne was a member of the Milwaukee
and the Deutsche clubs, of Milwaukee, and the
Chicago Club, of Chicago.
As a speaker Mr. Payne was forcible, earnest.
and with a ready command of language he
easily secured the attention of Ms auditors. His
knowledge of the important questions of the
day. combined with his nigh mental attain
ments, made him a valuable factor In cam
paigns.
PRESIDENTS TKIBUTE TO MR. PAYNE.
Cabinet Oflcers Also Express Esteem for
Their Late Associate.
IFBOM THE TKIBfKE EVREAT.!
Washington. Oct. President Roo3evelt, on
leaving the apartments of the Postmaster Gen
eral "te this afternoon, remarkeu with a sigh,
"Henry Payne was one of the sweetest, most
loving and trusting of men."
In speaking of the late Postmaster General
Payne, Secretary Wilson said to-night:
Mr. Payne was one of the most lovable man I
ever knew. He was a man of th« highest integ
rity in a!l his relations In life, and gave : . > the
cischarpe of his public duties more strength than
he could well ire. The work In the PostoffiVe
Department is very comprehensive and exact
ing; he brought a mind trained in extensive
business affairs to the consideration of its df
velopment. and It had striking growth under hla
management.
Secretary Hitchcock fa i
The government has lost a faithful servant
Republican principles a loyal and earnest sup
porter, and his associates a genial and steadfas*
fnend. while those who kneu- him intimately
realize what an irreparable loss his family haw
sustained.
Secretary Hay said that he n-ver had met a
man of more genuine hon-sty and integrity, a
man more truthful and fenripi" In his expr?*
slons of what he believed than Postmaster Gen
era] Payne "H« was." «-ai<j the Secretary of
State, "a man of «:uch remarkable uprightness
and purity of character tnat. Judging other peo
ple by hims»lf, he was slo^v to believe *>vil of
any one. But •he momei • he was ror.vinced
that I.'- ronndT.ce had bf>«.>n b°trayM he a.=
most energetic and untiring i:i his Investigation
of wrongdoing and in his desir* to punish It."
GRIEF IX HOME CITY.
Postmaster General's Death Calif
Forth Eulogies in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Oct. : ttfewi of the death of Post
master General Henry C. Payne, whi!<» not unex
j^cted. cam« a? a shock to his thousands of
friends and acquaintance? in Milwaukee, which
had been nil home city for the last forty years.
Many were the expressions of regret heard on
every hand. Mr. Payne spent part of hla vaca
tion here a few weeks as . At that time many
of his friends thought he wiis not looking as
well as usual, but none entertained the Idea
that be was the paying his la«t visit.
Mr Payne had a host of business and political
friends throughout th" State, who keenly mourn
his loss. United States Senator Joseph V.
Quaries paid the following tribute:
Mr. Payne, as a member of the Republican
comn.itte<», was acquainted with every group of
politicians in the United States, and cut a great
figurr. He was a man of excellent JU'ig;j:ent
and a genial and kindly companion, and by rea
son of his associations with men knew exactly
what they stood for. Ev< rj ma?) he came In
contact with v.as his friend. I!- was magnetic.
H" is entitled to be remembered for his efficient
service, especially as a member of President
Roosevelt's Cabinet.
Winslow a. Nowell, ex-Postmaster of Mil
waukee, and an intimate friend of Mr. Payne
Fince I^OC. said:
•'No rn:tn In Wisconsin ever won more earreat
friendstipt. and none was ever more deserving
of thf-m. than Mr. Payne. In hi" public a»d pri
vate life he was kindly unr) considerate to every
one. His strongest attribute. and one that per
haps contributed to Ills great succ<-?« as mvc 1 ;
as his remarkable sagacity, was his power <>
self-control. In a'l his publl: life he refrained
from resenting personal atpaults upon or critic
ism of nil nets, maintaining a alienee not stolid,
tut cheerful."
Mayor David S. Rose expressed regret at the
death of Mr. Payne, and will take some official
action tsa soon :ia h* learns of the arrangements
for the fune
7//.S OFFICIAL RECORD.
Mr. Payne's Sad Fate— A Victim of
His Own Devotion to Duty.
(FROM THE TRIBUNE BISSAU.]
Washington. Oct. 4.— The career of Henry C
Payne as Postmaster General was peculiarly
sad. His appointment to a seat at the Presi
dent's Cabinet table saw the fruition of an am
bition he had long cherished. For years he had
felt that no better opportunity of honorably
rounding out a successful business career could
be afforded an American citizen than to be called
as personal adviser to the President and to be
come head of one of the great executive depart
ments of the government. Past successes in the
buiine.se world had given him confidence In hla
own ability, and he hoped to give to the I'oit
effloe Department, for which he was, selected by
President Roosevelt, an administration which
should prove a monument to his memory.
His first act on assuming control of the Post
office Department was on* which attracted the
widest attention and commendation. He issued
an order that fourth class postmasters who had
performed their duties with credit should not be
removed except for cause. His order excited op
position from many politicians, but Mr. Payne
adhered steadfastly to his belief that officials
who had done -vet! should not be dismissed
merely because a new member of Congress had
been elected from their district or a new State
central committee had been organized.
Those who had an opportunity of viewing at
close range the earlier days of Mr. Payne in
cumbency found In them promise of an admir
able administration, in which the Postmaster
General would be able to impress on the depart
ment many excellent business principles which
had made fcr his success m private life.
Suddenly, as out of a clear sky. came the al
legations of fraud and dishonesty in the depart
ment. For a considerable time he refused to bs
TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5. 1904.
lieve that such startling charges could have any
foundation In fact. His trust in human nature.
his abounding confidence in the excellence cf
Republican administration and his faith in the
ability of his predecessors all forbade the ac
ceptance of such charges as worthy of more
credence than the not unusual partisan accusa
tions of political enemies.
Finally, however, Mr. Payne learned the facts,
and with them came a Fhock from which he
never : His deferred, even reluctant,
reaiizatiu:; that men who had keg earned their
livelihood aa the servants of the nation had so
far forgotten their trust as to institute a gigantic
system • ' . proved more than a severe
Phr»ck. It compelled him to deal with a situation
for whkh his trusting disposition and even his
business qi:al!ti<- ted him. More
over, it, for the time, shattered his ambition of
making a reputation for an honorable and bu«i
nesslikt.- admlnlstrat
The duties of his office became, temporarily,
better suited to a skilful detective than for an
unusually successful man whose whole experi
ence had been confined to the ordinary affairs
of the business world. His reluctance, in the
beginning, to believe evil of those who had won
his confidence had subjected him to censorious
criticism, and the necessity he was soon com
pelled to recognize of deaa&e; severely with his
subordinates wrung his heart. He did not
Phrink, however, from discharging, under a
cloud of dishonor, men who by their long ser
vice should have earned every riant to confi
dence, but who had fallen under the evil influ
ence of a few master hands dominating the
underside of the postal service.
When the Investigation wa.s completed and
the last trace of dishonesty in the Postoffice De
partment had been rooted out. Mr. Payne was a
broken man — broken far beyond his own
knowledge. Eve:i then he believed that h»*
could recover th»> time that was lost, that he
could reorganise his department and place It on
a basis which might still remain a monument
to his faithful and able service, but the time
was past. Unknown to him, he nad already
overtaxed his strength. But he constantly
struggled on. despite the warnings of his
friends and physicians, determined to disprove
the many cruel Judgments passed upon him In
the heat; and hurry of the great investigation.
}-{.. accomplished much, although he was never
able to remain for any long period at his post,
despite bis brave attempts to perform th-? ardu
ous task he had yet himself. In that effort,
which he would not abandon, the end came
t'ORTELVOV TO SUCCEED.
Chairman Will Take Mr. Payne's
Place in the Cabinet.
IBy Th« AM'X'iate'J - »>» .
Washington. Oct. 4.— ln succession to Mr.
Payne, George Bruce Cortelyou. former Sec
tary of the Department of Commerce and Labor,
and now chairman of the Republican National
Committee, will become Postmaster General.
Mr. Cortelyou'fl appointment as h^ad of the
Postofh" a Department was determined upon sev
eral months ago by President Roosevelt, when
Mr. Payne indicated his dtstre to retire front
the department on account of the precarious
state of his health. Mr. Payne would have re
signed the portfolio long ago had It not been
tor me tnen pending Investigation of the af
fairs of the department. He felt and said many
times to his friends that he could not relinquish
the duties of the office while the investigation
was pending, and expressed his determination
to carry the inquiry to a conclusion.
Th« intonsfs mental ai.d physical strain lnc!
dpnt to the direction of the postal investigation
seriously undermined Mr. Payne'a strength. He
was warned by his physicians and fri«*nds that
he «as subjecting himself to too great a bur
den, but hf rcfuseu to heed their counsel
Having concluded the • -•'ir.K work of the de
partment and carried the inquiry to a point
where it passM frcm th» han'is of the part
ment officials to the courts, it was Mr. Payne's
intention, in a few months. t<> yield to the ad
monitions ot his friends arid relinquish finally
the cares of of?'^;lal life. Whether, if he- ha I
lived, he would have r<-maine<l at the head of
the Pniitnfflc* Department until th>» close of th»
present administration had not heen determine!
definitely, v is understood, although the proba
bilities are that he would have resigned, to take
effect at'out January 1 next.
Mr. Payne possessed ample wealth. He hoped
that on leaving the department he could so ar
range hl» business affairs as to be able to de
vote the remainder of his hitherto active life to
rest and rrcreatlon.
It Is the understanding now that Mr. Cortelrou
will assume th»» du:v« of Postma_vt«r General ns
soo n Hg he conveniently c?n nftcr the close of th»
rending campaign. It Is probable that he will
• nt^r the o.'nce about December 1. in tgyß ll -
terlm, the ret;p'>n3!hiiity c f directing- the*s?o*t
nfr.rp Department win devolve upon Ror*'t J
Wynne. First Assistant Postmaster General
who has Just returned from an extended trip to
Europe, fie will continue as acting Postmaster
General until «urh time n>< the President may
formally designate the successor to Mr Payne,
I'mler the law the President is required to m;>ke
vu^h an appointment within thirl lays
It will he unnecessary, it Is stated, rmally
t«i designate Mr. Wynne as the acting head of
thf department an by reason of hi 3 position as
Urst As^Js'.an: Postmaster General he beromo
actually the rhiof of the P"stal service tn the
absence or on the death of the Postmaster On-
SPOONEBS WORDS OF PRAISE.
Mr. Payne. He Says, Had Won the Confi
dence of Republican Party Leaders.
Madison. Wla Oct. 4— Senator John C. ■ loner.
when Informed of the dtath of Postmaster General
Henry C. Payne, t>aiii. in part:
I am pr»atly shocked by th» death of Mr. Payne
1 ea^ h.rr. atn>rtl or six w*-r : k« iso ami he seemed
to »>* in much belter health than mat. His ron
nectioj with the national committee, which con
t.nu*<i during twerty years, won for him the confl-
Suues aritl resi) * ct °' the P art >' lp ade.rs in a! i the
H- was not or.lv gifted with rer of organisation
in poiijcj, but he was a rem.irkatle executive in
avbusmeaa way. He had grave doubts, because ..f
the condition of his health, as to the wisdom of nc
cepnng the t^n-ier by President Roosevelt of til
position in his Cabinet as Postmaster General It
hu.l been the ambition of his life, :md he accepted
Jl with th* hUt.^t purpose 10 achievo distinction
in it by able am! faithful service.
He waa a public spirited man. proud of this Hr.v,
ar l? °* ! he ritv ot Milwaukee to tr. development of
wnich be contributed much. HI, death will bring
«orr<>w to thousands or people in this common
wealth. v
CHURCHMEN MOURN MR. PAYNE'S LOSS.
Roston. Oct. 4.-Tl.r Wisconsin delegates to The
Episcopal General Convention great deplore the
death of Postmaster General Pjiyr. I*.1 *. Mr. Payne
was for Fears an active worker in AH Saints-
Cathedral parish, Milwaukee.
PRESIDENT PRAISES MARKSMAN.
Heartily Congratulates Winner of the Mili
tary Rifle Championship.
Washington, Oct. 4. -The interest which President
Ttous«velt takes In military rifle practice la shown
by a letter he has written to Private Howard
Genach. of the Ist Regiment of Infantry. New-
Jersey National Guard, at Madison. N. J. Private
Gonseh recently won the President's match at Sea
Girt. The letter is as follows:
White House Washington. September 24 •■.-.;
My Dear Sir: I have Just been Informed that you
have won tn« Presldenfa match for the military
championship of in? I'nit«d States of America l
wish to con«ra.tulatp you in person nnd rhrougn
you, not only the Ist Regiment of th* National
<.".;..a-.; of New-Jersey, but th- entire National Guard
of Mew-Jersey. A* a :i.ition we must depend upon
our volunteer soldiers in ttm< of trial; and there
fore the members of the Nation;! l Guard fill a high
function of usefulness Of course, a soldier who
cannot snoot la a soldier who counts for very litni
In battle and all ere. Ml is due to th is* who keep
up the standard of marksmanship.
I congratulate you both on your skill nnd on your
possession of the dualities of perseverance and de
termination In lons practice by which alone this
skill could have been brought to Its point of (!•■
veiopni*iit.
With ail good wishes, believe me,
Sincerely yours.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Th*- President's match Is shot for at 3<V>. 300. £00,
WO B<Vi and 1 '■'■ yards, and carries with It the mili
tary champion-ship of America, a medal ant! a num
ber of prizes. Private Genseh won the mat-h with
a scot-; of IK out of >■■ possible 210 point?.
INCORPORATED AT ALBANY.
Albany. Oct. I—The following stock companies
were incorporated to-day:
Standard Gas Igniter Company of Gowaiula. Erie
County: capital. &*>.»*>: directors. John F. J.
Boecktrl aid Gustav A. \\ . BarkowsK . of Uowanda,
and Arthur O. Ueynolds. of Forestvllle.
John Jay Kealty Company of New-York: capital.
$100 000- directors, thanes \\. Rohne, of ttanfora.
Conn/:' James J. Fine, of Providence, K. I.; George
It Lowers, of Yonkera: Charies F. Goets and
Henry Ives Ccbh. of New-Tort.
EDISON PRDTFXrS NAME.
Continued tnm Brat p««e.
engaged !n similar transactions will be shut ont of
th« mail".
LEGITIMATE, HE SAYS.
! W. Newton Benmngton, Turfman,
Chief Stockholder in Company.
Because he feared his son, Thomas A. Edison.
Jr.. was entangled in a scheme of more than du
bious honesty. Thomas A. Edison, the inventor,
made *. complaint to the Postoffice Department
which resulted yesterday in the issuing of a
j fraud order against the concern to which his sou
I had lent his name, and against the son himself.
j The Thomas A. Edison. Jr.. Chemical Company.
! of Nos 11-16 Stone-st.. sold a "Magno>Electr!c
I Vitalizer." which cost anywhere from $8 to $22.
; and was said to cure anything from catarrh to
locomotor ataxia. Thomas A. Edison. Jr.. was
i apparently only a clerk in the offices of the con
cern, at a salary of .«.'-::, a week.
Now he Is at a hotel at Greenwood Lake. N.
T.. under the care of a trained nurse. His
father has literally snatched him from the hands
I of the people who were using his name to sell
i this "marvellous" cure-all. Vet. according to
W. Newton Bennington, the well known turf
man, who la heavily interested In the company.
young Edison has been in communication •with
the company hi the last few days.
In 1901 Franklin Everhardt, whose actions
have been of great interest to the police in
various cities and the Postofflce Department,
and W. Newton Bennlngton organized the Edi
son Chemical Company under the laws of Dela
ware. Suit was brought against them by the
inventor. They declared that a C. ii. Edison
■^a.s a member of the directorate, and that it
was his name which dictated the name of the
company. Later, however, a meeting v.as ar
ranged with Thomas A. Edison, jr., and he be
came associated with the concern, which
changed its name to the present form.
Up to that time the company had dealt in
inks, perfumery, stationery, etc. One day. how
ever, it blossomed oat with literature, telling 1
the •wondrous virtues of a combination of "pri
mary and secondary units." which formed a
marvellous batten*, reinforcing tha nervous
energy stored up by the human nerve' centres.
Thomas A. Edison. Jr.'s. name was plastered In
every possible place through the literature. One
particularly gorgeous pamphlet bore the title
"Health Without Drugs." Inside wan a fac
simile signature of the younger^ Edison, which
bore a startling resemblance to that of his
father. Th" name Edison was made prominent
on every page. Later the concern Issued a
paper called "The Magnet." which was even
more luxuriant than the pamphlets in use of
the well known name and wonderful promises.
In connection with this enterprise the name
of Dr. J. Lefflngwell Hatch, a physician of No.
1.3 West Forty-seventh-st.. was mentioned.
Clinton Sparks. who«« name appears in the
literature of the concern, sent patients to him,
a.nd the impression was conveyed, or efforts
were made to send it forth, that Dr. Hatch was
a m»d!cal adviser to the company.
Dr. Hatch was most Indignant about this last
night. He declared emphatically that he had
absolutely no connection with the company, and
had never received a dollar from It, It was not
a part of the present day medical practice, he
i»aid. to attack nervous disorders with - -ailed
electric belts or electric batteries.
"This Clinton sparks la really a physician."
paid Dr. Hatch, "registered in England, but not
In this country. I knew h!m personally, and he
personally sent me patients. I never had the
rllghteet connection with the concern with which
I knew be was associated. I met him first as
one of my patients. Later I knew that he went
with this Edison, Jr.. company. I knew In a
general way of their business, but had no ac
quaintance with their methods tn detail, nor did
I know any of the others 'connected with the
concern.
"It ts- | -
■ ■ ts, usually, who were, br
They wore treated
ia : y the
■ ..-..- :'. ■
themselves. I no money from the
Edison Jur.iT company. It seems to n
my name I ;-^ed ir; an entll
thorlsed n unner, and thai th>- concern baa
on my reputation. I d<«n"t tr
t'.ents with elta or magnetic bar)
l hay these"— and Dr. Hatch pointed is
machines ai ratus
At thr ofl • ChemlcsJ Company W.
■aid:
We shall tight this proceeding to the bitter end.
We are a legitimate concern, selling a legitimate
device, and there has not been one complaint as to
fraud brought before the postoftice or police author
ities in New- York, where we manufacture. This
whole affair is a conspiracy tn put us out of busi
ness. When thia company way ( .rig:- organ
ized, ever two years ago. by ft i:.k\:.~. Everhart,
Thomas A. Edison. Jr.. and my brother. It was ta
carry on a business of supplying pen.-*. Ink etc.
We nave to-day contracts with several Government
departments to supply them. About two years ago
• mi Kiliaon brought tha Itallser In. asserting
that he Invented It U> jUt it on the market. H«
has be*!) connected with the company up to three
weeks aso. In September Thomas A. Edison, ft.,
brought two suits against this company in Dela
war-, to restrain us from tisins the name »v bear.
These suits were decided against him. and he had
until September 36 to appeal. The cases were tried
before Judge Bradford. Instead of appealing. he
tried to beat us through Washington. We :«re not
using Edison, sr.'s signature* as a trademark. It
Is young Edison's signature.
Bennlngton produced a. lot of letters from
young Edison, some dated recently from the
Valley House, at Greenwood Lake, Orange
County, N. V.. to show the similarity of sig
natures. Apparently young Edison has been in
communication with the concern lately.
"Th« company has c. capital of $-00,000 pre
ferred and $200,0 ») common stock." continued
Mr. F..>nr:liigton. "I have been connected with it
only since the last thirteen months. I own the
controlling interest now. but had to take it on
account of money I lent on the stock. As far as
I know, young Edison still has hi* stock, unless
he has sold It. As to "spread eagle" literature,
what patent medicine company does not use It?"
For many years W. Newton Bennlngton has
been a well known and conspicuous figure on
the Eastern turf. He has bred and raced many
horses. He has been particularly prominent this
year is the owner of Beldame, the three-year
old flllv leased from August Belmont, which has
won for him alone this last season more than
$50,000. Early in the season he also had a
number 01 pood two-year-olds, including Bong
and Wine, Blandy and Waterside. He bought
a good many yearlings at the Haggln sale this
year, and It was supposed he had become the
agent of Mr. Haggin. He sold all of his stable
at Saratoga, except Beldame. Ho has al
ways conducted a professional stable and raced
for the money to be had on the turf.
Mr. Bennlngton is connected with several
projects besides the Edison Company. He la
president and a director of the National Organ
ization and Agency Company, president and a
director of the Protective Union of America and
treasurer and director of the United States Elec
tric Clock Company. Recently he has become
interested In an extensive real estate enterprise
as head of the Bennlngton Realty Company.
Thomas A. Edison, Jr.. is twenty-.lchr years
old. He had been estranged from his father
since his marriaire in 1860 to Miss Marie Louise
Twohey, of Chicago, a chorus -:!ri at the Casino
in this city when Mr. Edison made her acquaint
ance.
Young Edison had been employed in his fath
er's office. Since then he has made his living
In various ventures. At one time he was men
tioned as the Inventor of ■ new lamp, supposed
to be proof against flre damp. Then he devised
a new method of hardening steel and copper.
Other contrivances to which the name of
Thomas A. Edison. Jr., was attached were a
scheme to convert the motion of waves into
power, a "magno-electric vitalizer." purporting
to be a preventive of all diseases, and a
"thoughtoscope." or machine for photographing
ideas.
One of his first appearances in the commer
cial world was as v member of the Edison Junior
Electric Light and Power Company, of New-
Tork City, organized in i-SOS. under the laws
of "West Virginia. This company was to en
cars la manufacturing, selling; .'censing or
otherwise dealing In electric or storage batteries
and electric appliances. The company was capi
talized at $\**K with ■nans at $10. with the
privilege of Increasing it to $.j»X».O«X> The shares
were bell by Mr. Edison Valentine Robinson.
H. C. Hepburn. E. A. Drake. C. S. Henry R. M.
Jordan. ,T. G. Batterson. Jr., and F. J. Stone, all
of this« city.
In 1001 an action for contempt brought to
light another venture. He was adjudged in con
tempt with William Holzer for falling to comply
with a judgment obtained by William McMahon
in the Supreme Court. The order directed then
to turn over to Mr. McMahon one-half of
capital stock, claimed by him in accordance with
an alleged agreement. McMahon declared that
he had organized the company at Edison's re
quest at $1,000,000, and was "to have £4tXM.»OO
in stock. T. D. Palmer and other capitalists of
Poughkeepsie were saM to be interested.
OX WATCH FOR PLOTTERS.
Hope to Detect Any Further At
tempt on ike Connecticut.
So anxious are the workmen on ;he battleship
Connecticut to capture the miscreant who has
male three attempts to damage the Teasel that
there la some talk of holding .l mass meeting. It
is suggested that at such a gathering resolutions
denouncing tho truitor or traitors coul 1 be passed,
and perhapa a sum could be raised to offer as a
regard fcr Information lradinjr to his or their
capture.
The officials at tha Brooklyn Navy Yard deny
that they have the slightest idea who the secret
enemy ot the battY-ship Is. They do hope to catch
him, however, if h* 1« rash er»ush to make an
other attempt at mischief. Bach succeeding guard
15 explicitly instructed as to its duties. Nothing
Is being taken far granted.
Anybody approacning the chip from » p. m. to
8 a- 80. is held up some distance away. It he has
business aboard he 13 required to give hi 3 name
and Ftate hid business. If allowed to go up the
KangT>!ank he is met at the top by two sentrie3.
To them he must ugain give his name' and 3tat«
his business. If the answers are satisfactory the
person is allowed to board th<» ship, but he is
accompanied by a sentry until he leaves the boat
again. The score" of electric lijrhts on the dcci
and or v-.>v -.> inside of tht s:\i;> maks i: impossible
for anybody to »ret aN»ard ih* boat undiscovered.
During the day six pxr^r.enef-iT mechanics wi I
In the future be detailed :■> watch the work as
It progresses to s** that nothing ts done except
as prescribed In th»» plan.-. Thre«* of the men are
sliipfitters . id three machinists. Ordinarily th»re
is only one snipkeeper aaoaril a boat not tn com
mission, but there ar--> three op. th? Connecticut.
The duty of one is to keep a continuous watch
for leaks cf any kind.
Th* forward barbette armor of the battleship ar
rived yesterday and will be put aboard the vessel
at one**. The enslnes ar«> now being transferred
from the shops to tho ship.
Frar.k Ryan, who sprinkled the chamjia?ne on
the prow of the Connecticut after th» bott> had
slipped from the hands of Mtss Welle?, the sponsor,
waa promoted from a 1 orer to a rigger yester
day.
As members of the Pattern Makers' Union sra
employed in tho Brooklyn Navy Y.ird. the trade
is much interested in the search. The union has
called a meeting for the latter end of this week,
und*r the au?pices of the Pattern Makers' Leagua
Of North America, at which this question will b«
made a ?i*r!al order of business. The member*
of the t:r.:on say they are ready to assist la the
deteetkm of the man who did th* mischief, and
would be glad to see him punished.
TEX-TOX CAR RVXS All AY.
Crashes Into Trolley in. Newark
Street— One Is Hurt.
A heavy wagon, welsh'rg ten tens and drawn by
six horses, which is used by the Public Service.
Corporation as a travelling forge for repairs or.
tho company's lir:es. ran away along CUnior.-ave,
Newark, late yesterday. The wagon had reached
the d^wa prade at Osborr.f Terrace, extending ts
Berger,-st. In the. de-cent the heavy vehicle got
momentum on the smooth pavement and the wheel
horses were unable to hold ir back. They were
pressed forward on the other horses and the whole
team started on a run, the driver jumping from his
seat.
Just ahead was a trolley car. going dewn the hill
wUh ten jjasfer.s'er* aboard. They became alarmed.
and the motormar. put on ?r*ed to try to distance
the wagon. wh!?h. however, gained. Alderman
William Pennington, who had a leg broken in a
trolley accident four weeks ago. waa aboard, and
lumped followed by other men. Two women re
mai-ed'o-i the car. Another trolley car appeared
com"ir.g ur> the hill, the motonnaa saw zhr situation
and h«» put on spfed to pass the wagon, which was
careening r.^ar toe sidewalk. When the car got
r.ear 'the horses suddenly unshed across the avenue.
and 'th- wagor. was hurled sideways agabost the
front platform of the car. f.rec'tcine- it and smash-
In* a!i the .-ar window?. The w-u;cn was brought
t» a stop ar.d the horse, »-«-rtr thrown in a hriip.
Thrv were secured. Th? motormar. had rua into
the 'car before the collision and was unhurt No
or.o was Injured.
EVICTION NOTICE KILLED.
On Being Told Her Rent Was Overdue. Vir
ginia Woman Fell Back Dead.
[BT TELECRiFH TO THE TRIBLNE.I
Richmond. Va.. Oct. 4.— Mrs. Minnie M. Lewis
is dead at her home in Hei-.ricu County, near this
city, as the result of the shork of having served
up->n her by a constable a notice to leave the house
that she rented because the rent was overdue.
She had teen sick, but her condition was not
thought at all serious, and when the constable
asked to see her lie was Invited !^- He handed
Mrs. Lewis a piece of paper folded.
-What Is this?" she asked.
• •j t | because of
:r. a f.T.r.t.
I
NEW MEXICAN FLOODS.
The Pecos River Overflows Towns and
Wrecks Railroad and Irrigation Property.
RosweH. N. M., Oct. 4.— Roswell ts a ?cene of
desolation. The flood that started Thursday night
has receded. The damage will be over Si'WOt'O.
For days it was Impossible to get in telegraphic
communication with outside points. T".:e electric
light plant was Hooded and the city waa iv dark
ness. Water was thr»« ft-et deep tn th«- main
part of the city, and ran In streams through, the
residence and ' business districts. The Roswell
Opera House and abODi Bfteen other buildings col
lapsed. The dike th.tt was ereite.l by the clty
w;t.s washed out.
Ther have beer, no trains either north or sontb.
ulnce Thursday. The n«ilroart bridges over the
I'ecos River have been washed away.
Fort Worth, Texas. Oct. 4.— A despatch is "The
Record" from Paces says:
A message received here- from »*arlsbad. N. 31..
pay.* that eighty tVet of the, McMillan dam. all
bridges and the power dam. electric light plant
and :i cotton sr'n have been washed away by the
bt,«: rise i?i the PecOfl River, caused by heavy rates
in the mountains north and west of RosweU,
All bridges between Carlsbad and Pbrtales ar»>
washed out on the Santa Fe. The total damage
to the railroad and irrigation company will ex
ceed $»■• ■■•«•
FINNS' PARTY LINES LESS MARKED.
Non-Partisan Campaign for Members of the
Diet — No Official Intervention.
Helsingfors, Oct. 4.— The Finns are busy with the
Diet elections. It is already evident that the day a
of strife between the :.-'::i::r. tOld» and the
Fenoman (Toung) parties sr<* numbered. The
peasants and worklngmen have declared against a
partisan campaign. The peasant electoral colleges
ar« selecting delegates instructed to choose Dep
uties who in free from party trammels and
pledged To vote for the development o! railroads.
the extension of th^ temperance moTemeni and
th« preservation of the forests. Th- v.orktngmen
are disappointed with the Swedish Totms Flnnl-'h
party, am! were at rtrst Incllnevi t."» take r.o part
In the electlona, l«ut a meeting of labor delegates
at Helsingfon has just deckled t.-> vote only for
deputies pledged to promote the Interests of labor.
The campaign Is not restricted in any way by the
authorities.
WOMAN FORECASTER DEAD.
!lan»ver. Ptnn.. Oct. 4.-Mr?. Ancle E. Hall
Grenewald. th*> only woman offleial forecaster em
ployed by the United States government. Is dead at
her home near here. She was fifty-seven years old.
For seventeen years Mrs. GrenewalJ had kept on
her husband's farm a complete station record cf
weather conditions, and was regarded by th«
farmers of Tork County as an authority.
Mrs. Crenewald was a native of Lewlsbtrrg 1 .
Perm.. and wan educated in New-York and Phila
delphia. She was president of the National Sci
ffijfflVJe£!SS?gSaa < g ! « »**•;* "^
''TEACHERS VNDOPAIH? 1
SO SIR W. BAMS AY SAYS.
Declares Educational System Is
Threatened by Lore Grade Men.
"Underpaid American Professors. Whether ©t
Science. Medicine. Law or Theology"— was taw
them of a vigorous philippic launched by Sir
: William Ramsay last night, on the eve ot Ms
return to England. if many of hts audible*
who had expected Sir William to confine Ma
farewell address to the scheduled topic of "Sam*
Experiences in Original Research" war* sur
prised to hear him give else besides the results
of his general observations of American coali
tions, they wen* little less than electrified at Ms
comment on the low pay of professors In the
leading colleges, universities and government in
stitutions in this country. The occasion was a
farewell dinner given in his honor at the Union
League Club. Brooklyn, by the physical science
department of the Brooklyn Institute of Art»
and Sciences.
Sir William's audience included Professor H.
w. Wiley, of the Department of Agriculture;
Frederick W. Atkinson, president of the Poly
technic Institute, Brooklyn: Professors Irrtng
W. Fay. Charles F. Chandler. John S. McKay.
Frederic B. Pratt, president of th* Pratt Insti
tute, and Dr. William H. Nichols, all of whom
spoke. "*
After giving an account of his recent «x«
periments with radium Sir William said that Ik
had frequently come to his notice that the rat*
of pay of men employed m a scientific capac
ity was by no means equal to that which they
would have earned had they been engaged n*
industrial pursuits. On Inquiry It transpire*
that not merely scientific men. but also tbsss>
engaged in the teaching of law. of medicine and
of theology were, in his opinion, much under
paid. The effect of such a policy would tnevt
tably be to deter men capable of takta? the>
baas, position in their respective professions from
entering the calling of teachers or of scientitto
Interests. Unless a man was certain of earn
ing an MM comparable with that earned by
one who has gained considerable success In his
profession, it was unreasonable to suppose that
a young- man would elect the professorial rather
than a professional career. It would bs only
those who have reason to doubt their eaparity
to rise in their professions who will elect a pro
fessorial career. This will inevitably r«act upon
the training of the future professional men tm
the country. For if trained by third rate teach
ers, it is unlikely that they win take fhs ran*
which they would have taken had their teacher*
been men of first rate ability.
Sir William said it was not necessary thai
every professor should earn high minium— I S_
but it was necessary that those who filled the)
most important places In the leading uni
versities of the country should be well paid*
This would act as a stimulus to the yonngwr
men. and in this way the level of the profession
would be maintained.
The speaker said that he had noticed that very
large sums had been given or left to teaching la
stitutions in this country by numerous rich meai
that these sums have generally been applied to
the erection of buildings and sometimes to tke>
founding of totally new institutions. Whlls
commending the spirit which leads to such
beneftcint gifts, the speaker suggested that It
might b» well for prospective donors to increaas
the emoluments of the already existing chair*.
and !f they wish to perpetuate their names in
connection with such gifts, these chairs could
easily be named after them — example. th»
Smith chair of medicine, the Brown chair of
jurisprudence, etc. In this way the name of
the donor would be associated with that of th»
chair, and the object which the speaker advo
cated would have been gained.
The present condition of affairs, he said, un
less remedied, would undoubtedly lead to th«
lowering of the whole educational status of the
country. He pointed to the example furnished
by Germany In this respect. where the leading
chairs i:: the uni' ersirles command a rat* of
pay comparable with that cf professional men.
and where in the smaller universities the emolu
ments are such as to recompense the holders of
chairs for their services, and where the stimulus
Is applied of graining a position In one of th»
larger universities, where the emoluments are
higher and where the position is more consider
able. In England attempts are being made to
rectify the present condition of affairs, which is*
not uniike that which exists in America, and th»
speaker counseled the Americans to follow the
exarr.pt? of many, which has been attended
with such remarkable eff<»cts.
Sir William said that in his short visit her*
he has b»en much pressed with th» great
rower of organization displayed by the leadings
manufacturers and commercial m<»r;. a power
perhaps greater than that in any other couiitrv.
he said There was no lack of ability In th«>
your.? men of the United States: they w«n»
probably keener and ir.ore inventive than those
of other countries, but although the opening for
e'ever young men in Industry and commercial
pursuits was probably greater than that fur
nished In any other country, unless some sec!*
means as those suggested were adopted, ther*
cou'.d be little doubt that ta« education c-f th»
younger generation would fall to produce men
capable of occupying sura highly remunerative
industrial and commercial positions.
RAMSAY MAKES ARGO\.
Shots* Transmutation of Element to
Brooklyn School.
At the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn yes»
tcrday nurnicg Sir William Ramsay deliver*-*
a lecture to the students of the College of Arts
and Engineering, dealing with his own recent
discoveries in the field of chemistry, and espe
cially showing the transmutation of elements.
He descrited the experiments undertakes in
conjunction with Lord Raylelgh which havs>
shown the remarkable properties of the new
element, argon.
He put n. large quantity of radio-active ma
terial in a sealed glass bulb. Th- emanation*
from this, sometimes called electrons, were al
lowed to strike on the inside of an ordinary
gluss beaker, having passed through the glass
of the bulb. As a consequence either the silica,
the oxygen, the sodium or the calcium of Ui«
glass wa.3 transmuted into another metal of;
nigh atomic weight. He later precipitated this
in the form of sulphate, a sulphide and a
chloride, and mat!" a hydroxide solution of It.
In other words. Sir William was able to an
nounce that he has at last been able to trans
mute one element into another. Moreover, by
these investigations he has shown, he declares,
that negative electricity Is a material stuff, and
not. as has hitherto been supposed, a force, or
form of energy.
President Atkinson at the conclusion of UM
address introduced William H. Nichols, presi
dent of the General Chemical Company, who has
Just been elected to rill also the presidency of
the International Society of Chemical Industry,
recently vacated by Sir William Ramsay. 3lr.
Nichols declared that the Polytechnic's guest
had intimated to him confidentially, as not yet
ready for publication, discoveries along this line
still "more startling.
Travel
Takes Time
and Money
Telephone
and
Save Both,
HEW YVRK TTLEPHOME GO.
IS Dmy Sirwmi,
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