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T^orrwT0^;? ?*__?. w__. '"XEW-YORK. TUESDAY. XOVEMBER 28, 1905.-SIXTEEX PAG_?-_.-ra^_^_r_a__ PRICE THREE CEXTS.
BRCTAL GAME IfiSI GO.
c0lVMBIA BEGINS WORK.
Meeting To Be Called to Reform or
Ehe Abolish Football.
-ryTVERSITY HEADS ON FOOTBALL.
President But!er of Columbia expected to
|j meeting to decide whether the university
!w.'|| not drop football unless rule* are
C chancellor Day, Syracuae University: 'One
human life is too big a price for ail of the
_arr.es of the season."
President A. V. V. Raymond, Union Col
u_m' "The evils to be abolished are inherent
^ the game itself as now p'.ayed under the
ules. a* Moore's death ciearly shows. That
* why the game itself must go, at least, in
t present form. lt now seems certain that
the fatalities of this fal! will lead to some
united effort on the part of our colleges either
to suppress football altogether, or to make
,uch radical changes as will eliminate not
only the element of brutality. but that of un
President F. S. Luther. Trinity: "I do not
regard the danger of the game aa the moat
oto-ious question before the colleges. I am
iaclined to think that in spits of the dia
lf#cting money question the undergraduates
tan be left to decide whether or not they
with to play. but it would simpiify matters
immenseiy and prevent athietic acandala if
the high fence were takon down and the gate
money idea abolished."
President Merrill. Colgate University: "I
am confident that if tha game should not be
abolished its rules ahould be greatly changed,
ind I should be very glad to seo auch a meet?
ing as Chancellor M?cOacken suggests,
President Eliot. Harvard: "If injuriea. even
if deaths occ_>- in the game, that ia not an
argument against the game. It is not over
these things that I find fault. It is the spirit
that antmates the players and prevails in the
game that I criticize and wherein liea my ob
jeetion to the game. I shall do nothing and
thaII take no action in response to the dis
patch from the chancellor of New-York Uni?
According to a generally r-redited report at
rolumbia University yesterday; radical action
on thf future of football at that institution may
t? expected in a few days. President Butler. ac?
cording to this report. has called a meeting ot
th? university committee on student organiza
tlons tf> decide whether football shaJl not be
sbolisbed at Columbia, unless there be a radical
change ln the game as now played. President
Butler. U ls well known. has strongiy advocated
rr-fQrm ln football, and it is understood that he
-_-?__**?jraJted until the end of ihe present sea?
son tc Ijaw Columbia tak<- some positive action
in thematter. But while President Buller has
bfpr) a strong advocate of reform in football, it
lt befleved thrvt 11 ls only the developments of
tbe last few daya. the deplorable accident on
Ofiio Fie'd and the serious injury t-> Pouglas
<"_rt_f in tlw Cbiambia -Pennsylvania game,
w?? the ?*_*h of two players ln the Weat. that
bas* hrovighi about th? rietermination to consider
?eriously tho ab oUTTim of f_ot_e_l or,
More than a m i ith ago Columbia took the in
Uative In seekjng a refprm of football by the
M> operatlon of a>! the big Bniversities. The men
,who have rharg* of athietic affairs there felt,
as they paid, thal ai team with an almost un
broken record of defeat was hardly io the po_t
go out fir.fl call loudly for a change ln the
rules bot they felt also that Columbia" s record
? ..; was due largely to ber endeavor to
play ciean football, and s.? they "took the bull
by the hbrna" and sent letter- tb thr proper au
lHoHties In the big universftlea t<> get at the
t-Bihig < - football. While ir cannot be said
that the response In ;ili cases was .'ordial, on the
aixge It was Batisfactory, and it is felt at Co
rombta that football is on the high road to re?
As told exclusively in The Tribune yesterday.
flrst step in this reform it is proposed to
? the presenl rules committee and substi?
tute for lt a responsible body named hy the
Ing bodies of tbe great universities.
PVancis S. Banga chairman of the university
e__unitte< on athletics of Columbia, came out
Istfaoted yesterday against the present rules
-Mnmtttee. He said:
The game :s played under rules formulated by a
r_mmitte_ called tosrether several years ago by
the now defunct I'nlversity Athlrtlc Club of
New-Tork City. It has been Belf-perpetuating,
^r>fSPt>nF;Mc. ImpcrvioUS to publio opinion and
uira'!- in rt-fuflng tf> b?#_ the nnneeesjaarllv
canger^u* eharaoter of the game. For Dne play ?
scd by this J mean not only those acts and
practice* which spectatoni plainly see. out the
-ttaand practices which the publio does not see
?t.d ?> ? .... but which the players know
?eB?_om< of the rules committee may be held
finectiy respoi slbte. becanae they have been ln
with the team and the universf
ties dtiring th? training season and must have
**en perfei Uy ?ware of what has bec-n pianned
and dc;;c in putting the members of oth?r
tparrs "out of business" ln a game. ln making
-UU-tics & business for members of their own
teams-. || the imdergraduate "graft" in
a,-hle?; ? as sprung from the corrupting
Maence of football money, have they upliftcd
a Btatastlng voice?
I wouhi nol .. ;;trust the reformation of the
Eav f to ?;?? present rules eomn ittee. Tliey have
pver. nr, evidence of sympathy wlth the demand
tor reform ! may be doing injustice to some ot*
'ts taembers, but the committee has made i's
"'crers known only as a committee, and the
riei*'l of lt* Individual membii'S are not Known.
'"the attitude hitherto malniaine- by the oo-a
^utee, lig real desfre lo rerorm the game may,
I-rhaps. i o _Qut)ted, even under rompul_ivn.
Mr. Barps h_d this to say in the course of a
**-t?__,t he made for the forth.owing issue of
"The Colmiibia Spectator " ln addition. he eaid:
"I twmot sp.-ak officially for the committee.
tne university committee.. of which he is chalr
m*',- but for myac-C I can say posltively that
football under existing rules and prevailing
P-*aet!c-s is abominable. and if the further play?
ing Of the gam? depended upon my word I would
'?''P lt. It should be a game calllng for a high
^aaee or skill, alertness. cxnrrmfte and majill
n***, but it has come to be nothing moro than
??* J**-- iston at high speed of e num
***'* of young men of powcrfuJ physique. with the
***au, l:_ practice broken arrns, lags,
9*ta. heads and other physical and lasting ba
Mt- _:. of almost common daily occurmi?.
\>. to be added the v'.lous peraona.1 an
1foi_ims often arou.ed. and rrequentiy dellb
^ately provokad ln the course or a game be
wetn oppodng coiiege teams. All of ihi? i^
r**Prehei.>ibie, but lt can be curtail^d, ir i-oa. he_
?>*ac-|>taina so e'aooee.
The cure for ihe evii uoes not Iie ln aerw or
??-'nerided eligibility ru;e^. An eiginie m-n may
"tnasJi & QOM ,,r crack a fkuii in a scrimni__-_
''ootbaii decent'y played ahould t>e the best of
iraJn'** tov young men. Ii can be made ar.d k*pt
?a but the brutality vhich the iule.= require.
*I_ th" '-owardiy slugglng in ihe midst *t a
*ntam_ge. whlch would not occur lf d?tection
*'?'***? not known to be impo_-iblt. must be lorn
The auggestion wa_ laid before th- ^roridentl
*J certain of our universities that it might n rt
Caatuue- cn ei?_tii p_jc?.
HIS DAYS OF WORK OVER.
Columbia Trouble and Overwork
Blamed for Composer's Illness.
Edward A. MacDowell. the muslc composer, is
completely broken down. The condition was
brought on by overwork and worry, -which
his wife says is the result of the trouble he
had at Columbia University nearly two years
ago, resulting* in hls resignlng the professorship
of mu-ic at that institution. With his wife
_B. A- MAC"TX>W_I___
Tbe composer whose mind has been wrecked by
overwork and worry.
he ls staying at the Hotel Westminster, and
his heaith is so bad that only his most intlmate
relatlves are permitted to see him.
MacDowell's condition became known yester?
day through the following letter sent out by
Hamlin Garland. the author. one of the com?
poser's most intimata friends:
In view of the many inquirles concern ing Ed?
ward MacDowell'- heaith. his friends ask you
to permit me to make report of his present
(ondition. Mr. MacDowell is suffering from
profound nervous prostratlon brought on by
insomnia and overwork. The crash came sud?
denly last March at the close of a very busy
winter and his physicians advised immediate
return to the country, and above all absolute
rest. believlng that ho would soon be restored
to his usual good heaith. In this they and all
his friends have been disappointed. He has
grown steadily worse and his medical advisers
now take a very serious view of his case. They
say be may possibly recover some part of his
ph'ysUul vigor but that he will never compose
again. As one eminent specialist said. "lt ls
a cane of an oversensitive. highly wrought
brain burning itself away in overwork.
Ahsolutely temperate ln all other ways, Mac?
Dowell has been too prodigal of labor. As a
teacher he gave the best of himself. As a pro?
fessor of music he delved deep, and the very
lntensitv of his genius as a composer has caused
him to run his brilliant course swiftly. To quote
ac-ain from his physician. "He has crowded
forty years' work into twenty," and he must
now" be counted as one whose working day has
entered on the evening's dusk. He did not work
for money, fa#aN.|y for fame. hut t>ecaus--- drive'.i
by some i-estfess creative inner force.
He spent himself to enrich American music.
and now. at forty-three. with the production of
mor*| than one hundred nnd thirty pieces of
Ot the his-hest quality. his creative work
is ended, but he takes his place among the really
great composera of the day. rr-nking. as some of
our. criiics have said. with Grieg and Brahms.
Hls spottess puritv of life and the lofty stand
ards which he always upheld have been an In
Bpiration to all who knew hlm intimately. It ls
a triigio ihing to speak of him as though his
active life wore done'. but so it seems we must
-,..*.?, db unless some miraculous and unexpected
change takfs place. Th--re is this small measure
of conaolation to those who love him. he is en
threly free from mental or phyalcal pain and
quite < heerful.
Edward A. MacDowell resigned from the fac?
ulty of Columbia University early in February.
1D04. About the same time two other professors
gave their resignations to President Butler.
Professor MacDowell said at the time that the
main cause for hi? dissatisfaction was the fact
that the university authoritics. and President
Butler In particular, were un willing to accord
to his department what he deemed necessary
for ils progress and efficiency.
Professor MacDowell expressed himself as being
entlrely at variance wlth the poiicy which had
been pursued ta relatlon to the department of
music and the school of fine arts. He said that
he had been at Columbia for eight years, ana
that ihe sum total of his work had been a great
disappointment to him.
KVBEL1K CARRIES MUFF.
Keeps Those $50,000 Finger*
Buricd in It.
The nipping air of the Hoboken pier did not
toueb the delicate digits of Jan Kubelik when
I the Amerika docked yesterday. The vtolinlsfs
j (56,000 fingers were carefully tucked in a small
I seal muff. It was not unusual to see a man com
I ing down the gangplank wlth long hair and a
cloak. but the muff?it was the muff that made
I the spectators state. The first cabin passengers
j took no notice of it: they had seen it daily on
i the voyage. Kubelik had played for them and
had talked to them In Engiish. and they under
stood that he was protecting his stock In trade.
The great vtolinlst, husband of the Countess
Csaky-Csell and the proud father of twlns, waa
literallv carried from ihe steamer to a remote
nart of the Dler t>y a delegwtipn ot fifty Bohe
mians wjo represented twenty-nVe Bohemian
Kn-**l-?tiefl in xnis city. . . ,
? Th vioiir.i.-t aurprt?_ h.? manyfrieiids ?
the pier bv grceting them in Engiish? ^hen he
left New-Tork men- than a year ago hla knowl
55* Of Kngiish was lin.iu.d. bUt bv careful
rtUdy he l,as Icari.vd to speak it Buently.
IJONO TRIP TO FAR NORTH.
Tico Men of Nortfncest Police to
Visit Icebound WhSers.
[Bv ToiPprann tn The Tr!t.-- )
unnntpee. Man-, Nov. "JT.-To take medicine
and BUPpUee tfl the lCB imp: t*0?*8d whalers ln
the Arctic Pea. Sergeant Fitzgerald and fon
-table Walker, crf the Royal N'orthwesd Police.
will make a JOttrnej of OfiOO milea. They leave
Re-yin*. BaSkRtchewan, this week ror Dawson
city ar.-i will set out tram --fr' '"'? D*cena?r
10. Wben the long trip over the monntaina in
the flarimem at the Arctic win?-r wfll be b-jgun
I.. Aeg yi.-ichS. t*<Xt MePherSOn, on th* M-ckrn
7-1V River will be reached in a month. and there
?_ two men aAU he joined b:*
SSa. ui vii Herschell Island l? i *>W
__?.,.-.,! thai tbe wbalers are aroundi there.
A'ter thev have delivered the suppitee thay will
?rnkho tr'ps Of ln_pe*tP>n ? the native v
to see that no whiskey i? ^eing _n.d to thr .*-,
tlvea /? curfans feature o. thr trfc i*- Itsi being
made in winter instead of iiimmtr, but thla !?
neetssary owing io the wbalars needlng su:
,. ??-?, _.-_ ici____r* Falls "ire st:':! open. Twenty
tral_^ da. W thY^ca* York Central im?-Advt.
A LOCK CANAL AT PANAMA
PRESIDENT SO DECIDES.
Recommendation to Congress Will
Be Against Sea Level Project.
[From The TrtbuM Bureau.]
Washington, Nov. 27.?The President h
determlned to recommend to Congress that th
present plans for the construction of a lock
canal at Panama i>e pursued without deviation,
despite the fact that the board of conaulting
engineers hy a vote of eight to flve declared
a treference for the sea level plan. The Pres
ldent's decision has been reached as a result
of the following facts: Of the board of con
sulting engineers, flve American professional
englneers voted for the lock plan as against
two American professional englneers who ex?
pressed their preference for the sea level pro?
ject; th. Isthmian Canal Commission is a unit
ln favor of a lock canal. and Ohief Engineer
Stevens, who doubtless will ultimately be ap?
pointed a member of the executive board of
the commission, to sueceed "Wallace, also favors
the lock project.
There are, therefore. ten American engineers
who regard a lock canal as the most feasible
and practicaL They are Stearns. who con
structed the great water system of Boston:
Randolph. chief engineer of the Illinols Drain
age Canal; Rlpley. who was chief engineer of
the "Soo" Canal; Noble, who designed tne great
Improvements now being carried out by the
Pennsylvania Railroad. and Abbott. regarded by
many as the most capable engineer in the United
States army. These men are all members of
the Advisory Board of Consulting Engineer?.
Then there are Generals Hains and Ernst, army
englneers with llfe long experience in the eanali
zation of rive.-s and great harbor improvement
works; Harroc, who so successfully made levees
to oonfine the Mlssissippi, and Admiral Endi
cott. who has built practically all the great dry
docks for the navy, naval docks being in every
essential particular ship canal locks. Al! these
experts are member- of the Canal Commission.
In additlon lo them is Stevens, who probably
has the most thorough and practical knowledge
of aetual conditlons on the isthmus of any of
the men consulted.
Of the men who voted for the sea level project
one, a French engineer, admits that he did so
with reluctance, as his judgment was for a lock
canal on a lower level than had hltherto been
! prominently dlscussed, but he was prevented from
j an accurate expression of his views at the time
j by the fact that the question was so put that he
j was compelled to vote either for a canal on a
i ninety-foot level or for a sea level canal. and as
! between these two he favored the latter. Par
! sons and Burr, American engineers, favor the
j sea level canal. as does General Davis, who is
j not, however, an engineer. There remain four
i foreign englneers who favor a sea level canal
| without quallfication, but they explaki that they
j considered only the ideal canal, irrespective of
I consideratlons of time and money; and one of
? the American engineers who voted for the sea
level adralts that had it been a private inste*id
of a government enterprise he, too. would have
favored th*- lock project.
MAJORITY FOR THE LOCK PLAN.
In addition Se*;retary Taft will add tbe qrib&fe
of his opinior. in favor of the lock project, and
when the President expresses his preference for
that plan the mte wfll stand practically ae
For a lock canal?The President. Secretary
Taft. the Isthmian Canal Commission. five
American engineers, members of the advisory
board of consulting engineers.
For a sea leve! canal?Four foreign engineers.
two American engineers, General George W.
Davis. chairman of the board of consulting en?
For a thirty foot level canal?The French
member of the board of consulting engiueers.
"?onsiderations in favor of a lock canal are
greatly diminisbed cost, the poBsibility of pre
paring an accurate estimate of the cost. great
saving of time, and the possibility of flxing wlth
reasonable accuracy the time necessary for the
completlon of the project.
Obstaeles to a sea level canal are greatly In?
creased cost, far greater consuniption of time.
Impossibillty of arriving at anything Hke an
accurate estimate of the ultlmate cost. and Im?
possibillty of estimating with even approximate
accuray the time necessary for construction.
I'nder these circumstanees there seems to bo
llttli doubt. that Congress will approve the rec?
ommendation of the President that the dream
of a sea level canal. or "the straits of Panama."
will be disapproved and that work will be pushed
on the basis of a lock project,
QUESTXON OF LEVEL NOT DBOIDETX
Until the full report of the consulting engi?
neers ar.d the report of Chief Engineer Stevens
have been received and passed on by the com?
mission. it will ne impossible to dctermlne defl
nitely on th*-. level which shall ultimately be de
- ided on for the lock canal. Some interesting
dntii on lhe subject have already been submitted
by Mr. Stevens. FV>r Instanea, he shows that lt
will be necessary for a canal on the ninety-foot
level tn excavate 62,000,000 cubic yards of mate?
rial: for a sixty-foot level. to excavate 103,000,
000 yards: for a thirty-fopt level. 13-Ti.000.000
vards. and for a sea level nearly double the last
figure, or 3i4.000.000 j ards. It is further known
that the sea level project would require the re?
moval of approximately 18.000.000 cubic yards
of rock from below the water level. a mass be?
tween eight and nine miles long and nearly forty
feet deep. lt is calculated that this would cost
to excavate not less than ..."> a cubic yard, or a
total of $90.000XWO, which wouid be saved, even
wlth a canal constructed on a thirty-foot level.
lt is expected that by the time the President
is ready to oommunlcate with Congress on the
subject of the eanal he will be able to state
dcfinitely :he level on which the bet?t opinlon
is agreed as most advisable. and that the ap?
proval of Congress of the plans which the
Chief Ex*?eutlve will be able to announce as
1 having been adopted will disnose of a!l que.-*
j tion regarding tho Dlans for the eanal,
The great .onstrtl. Mon Dl-Jlt Which lhe com
mission hat been steadily as.embling on the
Isthmut* tvill have been virtually completed by
the middle of January: farilitles for the re
: nn val of the material as fast as excavaoed win
: have been perfected. and WODer housing nr
! the laborers under comfortable and sanitary
i conditiona wiH nave been effected. so that noth
? inff will remain except to "make the dirt fiy."
EXPLOSION KIIJS NINE.
KeysUmc Powder Works. at Empo
riuni, Penn.. Destroyed.
B po inm. P<-;-n.. Xov. 27.?An explosior. ln
| the inlxlng house. and in one of th? packing
tbe Keyston. Powder Works. to-day,
' ,i?. trr.yed th* entfrfl -.vork*?. killed Dine men and
' injured ec\ <*-r_.! <>ther<?
The dead are ___nes Joye.. John Butier. James
-..' 11, Jolin H-inilion, Thomas Welch. James
Murphy. Frank H^rrirerton. John Ronsiv and
WHfiam 8pmn_. . . ?,_ __
Tle body of Errung was the o_rfr one ?
I eovered. Sea-rehetrs are picklng up the other
1 bodies. No damage mma don-r Ir. the tott l.
rwwers m.-os .-.iwaya give __tosflwtloD.
I H "^ r-eWey & Scns Co.. U& Pultcn St., New "tork.
OLCOTT SEES PRESIDENT,
TWO LONG CONFERENCES.
Also Talks with Secretary Root
and Senator Platt.
irrom The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washlngton, Nov. 27.?Representative-elect J.
Van Vechten Olcott, who is a candidate for
president of the New-York Republican County
Committee, spent the day in Washington and
was in conference most of the time with the
President or Secretary Root or Senator Platt,
aooroximately seven hours with the two former.
Mr. Olcott arrlved early this morning. and soon
after breakfast called on Secretary Root at his
home, accompanying the Secretary to the State
Department shortly before 10 o'clock. After
half an hour's conference there with the Secre?
tary hc went to the White House and remained
in the President's private office two hours and
a half. although the President was i-alled out
from time to time to recelve important visitors.
Soon after Mr. Olcott arrived at the White
House. Secretary Root appeared and remained
with the Representative-elect during the latter
part of 1 "a long conference with the President.
On leaving the White House Mr. Olcott went
at once to Stoncleigh Court to call on Senator
Platt, with whom he spent some time. After a
visit to the Capitol Mr. Olcott returned to the
White House again to meet the President, and
Secretary Root. with whom he had made an ap?
pointment for 6 p. m., remained with them an
hour. Mr. Olcott dined with a friend. but went
again to Stoneleigh Court for a final conference
with. Senator Platt. and left Washington at a
late hour for New-York.
Shortly before his departure Mr. Olcott said
there was absolutely nothing he could say re?
garding his conference or the New-Tor!-; situa?
tion. He had spent a strenuous but pleasant
day. He further said that Senator Platt had
promised to say nothing for pubiication. but
intimated that in New-York to-morrow be
might have sornething of public interest to
Some Republican members of Congress from
New-York regard the protracted conferences
which Mr. Olcott had with the President. the
presence of Secretary Root at these and the in?
terest which both he and the President appear
to be taking in the New-York situation as sig
nificant in their bearing on the politi<-al organi
zation there for the future.
[By The Assoclated Press.]
Washington, Nov. 27.?The question of
the choice of a. chairman of the New -
York Republican Committee to-day occu?
pled much of the time of President Roose?
velt, who was twice visited by Representative
J. Van Vechten Olcott, of New-York City. a
candidate for the place. At a part of tlie lirst
interview in the morning Secretary Root was
present. Mr. Olcott's second interview with the
President was at 6 o'clock this evening. Mr.
Olcott also had two interviews with Senator
Platt, None of the principals to these confer?
ences would say what decision, lf any. was
reached. There is a general impression, how?
ever, that it has been intimated to Mr. Olcott
that for the sake of harmony and for other
reasons it would be well for him to withdraw
from the raee. No direct declaration that such
an lntimation has been given to Mr. Olcott was
forthcoming, but a brief statement was marie
to-night by Mr Howe. Senator Platt's pri^a.te
secretary, follorIng a conference between tlie
Senator and Mr. Oicott. Mr. Howe said that tlie
Senator could not see the representative? of the
press. but that. be had stated that Mr. olcott.
could not tell whether he would withdraw from
tho contest for * the chairmanship; that he
(Senator Platt) could not tell whether Mr. Ol?
cott would withdraw. and further. that no one
could tell anything about the subject until the
question of the chairmanship had been further
discussed by those interested. This. i; was an?
nounced, was all that was n> be said to-night.
Herbcrt Parsons, candidate for president of
the Republican County Committee, returned late
last night from Stockbridge, Mass, where he
spent Sunday. Governor Hiergins and Mr. Par?
sons will have a talk to-day.
"I am deeply gratined." said Mr. Parsons, "at
the indorsement of my candidacy by the mem?
bers of the executive committee of the county
committee. It is also a. source of great pleasure
to me that the Governor has spoken so kindly
about me. I have not seen the Governor, but I
expect to to-day. I understand Mr. Olcott is
still a candidate. but I don't know anything
about his visit to Washington Mr. Olcott has
admitted that he became a candidate at the re?
quest of Senator Platt. That makes him the
candidate of a faction. I am a candidate
of no man or no faction. lf elected. I will
be responsible to no one but the Republican
voters I will owe nothing to the President,
to Governor Higgins or to Senator Platt. I rest
on that platforra"
INDIAN WOMAN DIES AT AGE OF 112.
Supposed Descendant of Pocohontas Said She
Had Seen George Washington.
Mary Jane Harris. beltpvod to be the oldcat
woman ln the State of NVw-York. died at Xew
Rochelle yesterdfty in her 112th year. Hor grand
mother was a full blood Indian woman. She
sald she was a descendant of Pocohontas, al?
though it was generally belleved that she way
a negro. Mrs. Harris was born in Georgetown,
D. C. She often told how she had seen George
Washington when she was slx years old, both
in Washington and at Alexandria. She was
eighteen years old when the Washington Canal
was started. .
The old woman attributed ber great age to
her regular habits and open air exerdse. At
the age of rflnety she got a new set of teeth,
and thev were in good shape at the time of her
death. She leaves three sona all of them past
seventy Some of her grandchildren are grey
haired' men and women. The body will be
taken to Yirginia for burial.
WED TO RE RID OF HIM.
Assertion of Mrs. II. Morgan Camp
hrll, Jr., Sued for Divorce.
h. Morgan Campbell, Jr- se_ ..f the Pittsburg
steel man, has nruugbt. suit for dtvoree from his
wife, who was Mary Smyth, of Stamford. Conn.
Tlie papers allege they were marrled on January
_. iy02, and that his wife desert.d him on Feb?
ruary 10 of the same year.
Desertion is the only ground alleged. They
were married at Pittsburg while Mise Jsmj Ui
waa fllling an engagvinent ***" witn a "lf11
Hur" company, and .-socn arierwardB young Mr.
Camp'oeii left this cOUntry fOT a tutir of the
Mrs. Campl>e!l says she has seen her huebanu
only thr<-e Mmes since their marriage and that
?rrtPd htm hecausr bis wild pr^t?etatio:i3
rrigbtened her and she wanted to get rid of him.
She will not route-*; t-h. <-a
?'MOP" SHORTENS MAIL SCHEDULE.
(Bv T>l#er_r>h 14 The Trtbur.'
Kar-.sa- City, Mo.. Nov. 27.?The Lr,in?t.onti
r.emal mail between New-York and tY&shington
and Ia>6 Angeles now makes the jourr ey two and
Clie-nalf hours qUlcKer than ever b^frre. A n?w
time card for the Missouri Pacirtc frurt mail tr-ln
trom St. LoulF went Into effect 10-day.
Th? reduction of an hour in thf; rurwdng tim*
of this train enables it to connect with th?
Ooidcn State _,imit-d tr-tr. on tha Rock Island.
-.vh'c-h train started from Chicago last night on
its inltial run this wason. The Missouri Pacific
fast mail takes the through mail from New-Tork
and Washington from the Pennsylvania at St,
PERKINS'S PRIVATE ACCOUNT.
Nylic Trust Funds Mixed with His Own-Dis position
of Profit Unexplained?McCall Disapproved.
STEEL DEAL OF $2,375,000, NOT ON BOOKS.
Part of Proceeds of Sub-cellar Syndicate, Which Went to Hamilton Through J. P
Morgan & Ca to Hide Payments, May Have Been Contnbution to Platt.
The following were the most strikmg points developed at tne fegisjativ*
insurance investigation yesterday :
First.?That George W. Perkins banked t_ his own account the $40,000 received from
Kidder, Peabody & Co. for Nylic from the profits of a transaction in which be put up
$930,000 of the New-York Life's money on his own responsibility.
' Second.?That the whole Nylic fund of over $1,100,000. of which Mr. Perkins is
trustee. is handled by him in conjunction with his own private accounts. and no book
kept in which his private and trustee accounts are separated except by private memo
Third.?That the $2,375,000 share of the New-York Security and Trust Company for
the New-York-Life in the United States Steel Syndicate was arranged in this way by Mr.
Perkins and other officers to conceal the fact that the company was dealing in stocks.
Fourth.?That the $59,000 paid by J. P. Morgan & Co. out of the protits cf this trans?
action was to take up notes of "Judge" Andrew Hamilton and of Justice E. E. McCall on
behalf of the "Judge." and this method was taken to keep the payment hidden and out of
the report to the State Superintendent of Insurance.
Fifth.?That this $59,000 represented a portion of an $88,000 additional loan to "Judge"
Hamilton. paid for out of the funds of the New-York Life. but that President John A.
McCall cannot swear that any of this was spent for the New-York Life business.
Sixth.?That "Judge" Hamilton was able to discount $78,000 of loans from vanous
banks. because President McCall had guaranteed his credit.and that one of these loans
for $10,000 just before the campaign of 1901 was probably for a contrlbution to the Re?
publican State campaign, to which Senator Platt testified.
Seventh.?That no repiy has been received by President McCall to his letter to
"Judge" Hamilton in Europe. requesting him to return or send an account of his financial
operations for the New-York Life with a statement of balance due tha company.
Eighth.?That, while Mr. Perkins declared he knew nothing about the payments to
"Judge" Hamilton, a letter with his name signed to it. was shown directing the manner
in which these payments should be divided. Mr. Perkins declared this signature was not
Ninth.?-That President John A. McCall disapproved of the Perkins-Nylic transaction
and the risking of $930,000 of policyholders' money for the benefit of agente, the bene
ficiaries of Nylic.
CROWD JEERS PERKINS
ATTEMPTS TO MAKE SPEE
LESS CROSS QUESTION IX
For tbe first time in tbe legislative insurance
investigation Charles E. Hughes yesterday laid
aside hls cool and deliberate wetbod of pro
cedure. and he treated George AV. Perkins to the
fiercest and bitterest crosa queatloning that any
witness has yet faced. First Mr Perkins tried
to make a speech. This was the favorite device
employed by him on former ooeasions. Yester?
day he was met at the start with a prompt com?
mand to answer questions. not to "orate." Then
he waxed indignant and pounded the table,
waved his arms and uttered protests. This was
met with cool dlr-?rtions io ..ddr-'ss hhnst?lf to
pending affairs. Finally b? essayed K>ng ex
planath.r.s. and at the < iimax of one he was me:
with such a pointed comipent that the wholt
audience letrst into honts and jeers and even
hiss.-s of derislon. Nothing ln the. v. hole prog?
ress of tbe investigation has cbmpared with this
manifestation of animostty .vhieh met Mr. Per?
Bdoreos-er, the grim comment of Mr. Hughes
Whicb provoked this ur.exampled demonstration
will long b" remembered as smnmlng up so
much of the existing insurance situation. In a*o
nnhappy moment Mr. Perkins sougbt to explaln
that tbe reason he was unable to trace the dis
position made of the S.O.0OO proflt made for
Nylic ar.d banked to his own acconnt was that
he handled all the NyHe money together. with?
out teference to individual items. mlxlng it with
hla own money and with that of other accounts
of which he was trustee.
"Mr. Hughes." he lllustrated. stretching out
his arms and start ing on a fluent period. "lfs
Just as it ls with the fees you have received dur?
ing the present year. You couldn't say offhand
what you had spent each sum for. could you?"
".Mr. Perkins," came the answer. deliberate
but unmistaklng in its bitfng sarcasm, "I am not
a trustee for my fees.'" Then the audience ex?
pressed Its feelings.
From the point of view of the spectator. Mr.
Perkins's progress from fluency and good humor
to haltlng and almost uhintelligible phrases and
alrnoet uncontrollablc passlon was a striking
tribute to the ability of the cross-examlner.
From smlling and lnterjecting comments to
stenographerfi and reporter*?, Mr. Perkins slotc
ly ehanged to an attcntivr nnd laeonle wffnesa
Frequently h-3 paused ro wipe the persplratiun
from his forehead. and his eyes ran^ed round the
room. taking in the erowd and the ceiling at
once. He gave every evidence of exhaustion
when the gruelltng five hours were over.
In the morning little that was really signifi
canl occurred to disturb Mr. Perkins. On the
question of rebates Mr. Perkins modestly ad?
mitted that he had taken only six on the whole
twenty-four policies he held, amounting to
$310,000, but he believed in the right of the in?
surance official to take them. He admitted the
Tarbell rebates from the New-York Life. but
declared that he was not responsible for them.
Mr. Perkins was patently pained that the com?
mittee could not see the distinction between this
and rebating, but did not convince them.
Mr. Hughes then b~gan the first serioua er
aininatiou of the day, deallng with the eub
c-llar syndicate by which the New-Tork Life
took part. through the New-Vork Securlty ana
TrUSl Company. In United BUtm -Steel to the
extent of .?_,oT.VM>. Right here Mr. Perkins
witb a bland ?mile. produced a long statement
and, in repiy to Mr. Hughes^S first question. Of
fered to read it
.Just a:,_- .(Jestion. We haveri't got
time fcr speeches," was the grim rejolnder. This
| jir Perkins, who expiuired that he bs 1
t rltlctoftd tar hi- aharr- in thiS irur.s_.rti.-ii
aad thought he really ought to have a chance t.
e-tpiaiu the whole affair.
Vou'Il hav .1 eh_rice to make a full esplar.a
-Uan." was Mr. Hugh^s'a --alm WUftilK-. Mr.
Perkins wunded the table and made an ln
? Then be tOOg up lhe question*..
He told tht- -t'.ry of the trust company'*, fSjfiOO,
OOU J-hart. ._.__-"? "? ?*. of v'hieh was allotted to
the Sew-TOT* Utt without any riak t-> th*
1 latter company. In .-onsideratlon ror letUog tba
New-York Uta bi the trust company received
the offlce of reslster for all the atock and __ Der
Wlt Of the New-York Llfe proflt. Mr. Perkins
rtplatoed thai he rrtffueerea the wiwie transac?
tion B-. tbta tlpns lie u'as -"'ngerlng his state?
ment again. _?d j^kad permlssion to reafi lt.
This w? decled and tbere were more proteuts
There was no wrllten agreement. hc was sUf*
of that-the umierstapdhtg was just verbal All
| Mr. Perkins knew about v as the $3,000,000. in
[fact, ht did not know about all of this. but for
AT IIUGHES'S REBlKt.
rHES STOPPED BY MERCh
G -SIGN ATE RE DENIED.
$2;373.000 he "could rlicta'.e term?.'' He got the
stock from J. P. Morgan & Cc>.
"Was the matter brought before the tinancs
.?ommlttee?" Mr. Hughes uiquired.
"No, we were careful not to have any record
made. as we did nol ennsider it proper to ha\*
a record in <>ur books of the stock transaction."
Mr. Perkins explained that the New-York life
did not stay out altogetlier. because it vas such a
good thlng." The members of tho Bnancc
:nitte? all kii"w of the deal and approved. They
agreed that it should not appear on the
ftt* New-York L'fe supplied rhc money through
he medium of its deposit in the trust .omp-iir.
..jr. Hughes tppch_- apem a js."?i?.?Hn? a!l"toifjir to
..lr. Perkins's "friend'' in Chicago. Mr. i
admitted this. >riir knew nothing abou
tails. The only agreement th.it exi-t-d between
the trust company a-nl the NeW-Yor_ life
parently waa a ta<-it understandtng that the
N.w-York Life balance shoald not be with
d raw n.
At this stage Mr. Hughes hejjan to be > unom
aa t" why the books of th* Now-York LM
sh?wed do evidence ->f this "prontable" transac?
tion. The imokkeeper was charstcd wlth this re
soonsibillty of rnntislon, hut Mr. Perkins wa*
Insistent thnt ther" was no r?ason for lnclud?
ing it. as "it was not a direct participation "
I_ter it was explained that th* nmission ?-.i*
made became the New-Yort life "wm nor,
committing itself." Then a hook was prc>du"?d
v.ith a memorandum referring to the transao
tion. Over this there was a long wrangle. At
last it was conceded that this memorandum was
th-- only reference to the affair on the -ompany's
looks. and that as "s non-ledger assef tn*
bonds were not reported to the Ptate Superin?
tendent of Insurance at the end of th" > ear. ln
reply to the question Mr. Perkins sald he "hoped
Abandoning the attempt to g*t a clear state?
ment of how the New-York Life was in th*
sj-ndbate without being in. and made proflts
that were not booked, although they were proflts.
Mr- Hughes turned to th- Andrew Hamiltoi.
phase of thla transaction. Mr. Perkins told of
an explanation inude to him by President M' -
I'all that tn connection with several bank a -
counta money had'trten advanced to "Judge"
Hamilton by the Central National BarW
the New-York Securlty and Trust Company be?
tween 1SW5 and 1001 to the amount of $f->.3h?.
and that he had arranged for the payment
through J. P. Morgan & Ca Mr. Perkins
started an oration on proflts of th<? syndicate
"What we want to know is about the Harr!
ton u.;count," Mr. Hughes brusqnely reminde-l
him. "What were these notes for?" Mr. Per?
kins knew J. P. Morgan & Co. had carried them
for nearly a year. What the money was uaad
for Mr. Perkins didn't know; Mr. McCall had
not told him. Mr. Hughes ran through the
checks. They aggregated SScsO**). and three
amount Ing to $10,000 were in the nam^ of Mr.
McCall'a brother, Justice K. E. McCall. but hear?
ing dates before the time he went on the r ?
Mr. Hughes could not understand why the biils
should be paid by J. P. Morgan & Co.. and. an
the testimony on earlier days showed. th"
amount of the payment deducted from the
proflts in the ITnitod States Steel tranaactiOiL
"Why shouldnt the New-York Life P_> it-*'
own bills and not let J. P. Morgan do Itr* h?
ln.iuired. Mr. Perkins could not expiatn. i.u
was aure it was "for the best. ' He haa
the guess that They were ror legai expen?^
declared he knea nothing about these. Thi*
statement Icd to a surr-rlse later
Where di>es this (-0,310 appear on tbe -
of the New-York \.\ter Mr. HuShe- ln.
innocentiy. Then followed the nml "hide an-'
se-k" game thai attended the **-ar-ii *'? ?
these records yesterday. Mr, Matl
and Mr. Perkins both searched through ?-.
books. Finally ESdmund D
or the companv, put
the frank admlssion that tbi i
made as a debil
"Did th* transaetion ar r
the Superintendent of tnaorance?" perti-N
Hughfs, remorsele-Sly. lusiaiilly Mr. Pe
was off with a long State;
"Just answer my rjucstlon." bM
"1 don't know." aaid Mr Perkins
? igna of strong reaentment at such dls? i; >
treatment. One of the notes bad been iiist
_V Daniel E. Lynch. who waived proteal on U,
but Mr. Perkins could not clrar up Mr. Ly
Tnen earne the surpria- Mr. Perkn,
testified be knew nothlnr about th^ detaiih of tbe
Hamlltor! payment*. Me. Hughe* Introd-ead a
memorandum hearing his -Ignature and C
ARMY AND NAVY FOOTBALL GAME.
Spp^la! traim vla Pennsylvania Rallrvwd *or l ?
Xrmv and Navy Pootball Game at Prlneeton t??
CC'Tllber 2. Special trains will leave New York. % ? ?
IVnnsvlvanla ftallrcad, at 1&-.S5 sv-4 It'tt *.. '-?'
runnir.g through ta Prlneeton. and returnlng im
tnaaiAtaitr after the came. Round trip ticket* g*?d
on special train ano all regular train*. wta b* eoia
at rate of *P 13 from New Yora.?aotx.