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fROKEIt FREES niS MIND
Talks of Hearst's Defeat and Tam
many Politicians.
[Copyrta+.t, ISP!, br Publishers' Pr«»»J
Dublin. Ireland, Nov. 17.-Rlchard Crok«r to-day
added a chapter to hta previous sUtemeat about
William R. Hearst, and incidentally paid hi» re
spects to his enemies In Tammany Hall. >.fter the
interview was written he personally made correo
tlons. It Is therefore a sort of offlcla.l proclamation
-the la*:. Croker declares, that he will xnsjta.
la reply to a question as to what had caused
Hearst a defeat. Croker replied:
"God Almlchty."
Then he added: "His defeat Is a Judgment of
Heaven owin* to bis •eurri:oua charge* and _ Ms
ungentlemanly conduct of the campaign, vilifying
every one who did not hold his opinion. En all my
experience I do not remember a campaign which
tnnk to such billingsgate.
~I see Hearst referred to me as a corrupt poli
tician. If he think* so. why did he visit me in 1905
at Wantage and beg me to resume the leadership or
Tammany Hall? Mr. Hearst implored me to re
enter politics, saying that Lewis Nixon was Incom
petent and that everybody wanted me to return.
Hearst also confessed that he was ambitious to
enter politics and aaid I could help htm. Now
Hearst is putting me in the position of being in the
•Plunderbund' with Belmont. Morgan. Carnegie.
Root, Roosevelt. Ryan. Freedman and the Rev
Lindsay Parker. I am proud to be associated with
the** gentlemen, for they have done more for New
York asleep than Hearst has accomplished in a
conscious state of mind.
"When I was in New York Hearst and I were
clem friends, and I always lilted him. Surely
Hearst did not at that time think me corrupt. I
do not know why he thinks so now. Hearst nas
»rcatly changed in the las: few years. Now. ap
parent' he 1- controlled by the ides, that he la
greater* than the Democratic party. He is ambi
tious to make the party his servant. He Is a slave
to passion and egotism. Hie creed Is that every
body who is for him Is an angel, while everybody
who is aguirst him is a demon.
"Because I think he la still a danger to Democ
racy I consider it my duty to speak. I: Hearst
bad been elected Governor and had continued rais
ing class distinctions, cursing those who made our
country and vilifying every one with a bank ac
count. I am convinced he would have caused a
cla*s war, bringing sadder days than any America
has ever known.
"Hie power to do this has not disappeared. De
mocracy should* be on guard against him. God
he!; Democracy if Hearstlsm becomes its guiding
principle."
Crok<-r was asked what he had to say about the
charge made by Bourke Cockran that he was a
corrupt politician, and he replied: «,
•'When CocXran was a poor youth I not only In
troducrd him into politics, but as he had no money
I lrr-h;c»»d Tammany to pay the expenses of his
Congress campaign. When he got into Congress
Cockran wanted 10 be appointed to Uie Ways and
Means Committee. I still had faith in him. and
su£rgftot»<J his appointment to Speaker Crisp.
■Mr. Crisp demurred, saying he teareci Democ
racy would be sorry later; but finally Cockran was
appointed. I coneider Cockran one of the most
dangerous men in American politics. All that Is
necessary to learn bis character is to look him
straight In the face and watch the t little, closely
eet. l^ady eyes roll in his head. Tea is the man
who got into the Four Hundred and is now preach
ing 1 .••<!.:; politics. God save Democracy from sucn
reiormerg.
1 it.ll. unable to explain the attacks on me by my
onetime Tammany friends because of my interview
in rifle l^utun frwiu.m. 1 unnpi/ Wiuiteu .0 v...
dicate ray ,1 friends whom 1 saw a year ago
pictured in Hearst's papers in striped suits marcn
:ng to prison, i befriended them in the past and
ttougbt 1 v.os defending them now.
•I was Joiin Oakley's friend when he wanted a
friend; i was George Buant.-ell's friend when he
wam*xi a friend; 1 was Senator Qulnn's friend
when he wanted a friend, Quinn says 1 am not
the tsiimi Croker thai i was twenty years ago, and
that I have become an aristocrat. I want to tell
Quinn I iiave not changed since i first met him, ex
cept lor ir.e added years and Lbese white hairs. By
attacking me these men show a desire to continue
the internal warfare. They hid belter leave my
character alone and levote their time to strengtn
tr.ing tiie organization.
'1 aiwajs found Charles F. Murphy upright, hon
est and weli panning, 1 am sull unable to ac
count for r.is support of Hearst in the nominating
convention. It was the first occasion in my recol
lection when Tammany was able to nominate its
own man (t-ulzer* for Governor. Murphy allowed
the i,i>ort'^city to i>as«.
"It seems tv me neaj-^t held his Independence
I>*apue Hub over Tammany. I would go to the
stakr tffore eu Emitting to each tactics. Senator
JleCarren played Hie part right. H- refused to
desert his friends and the organization. It is absurd
lo accuse him of treacnery. To be treacherous Is
to be underhanded. MeCarren, on the contrary.
£rv«» oren notic* that he would retaliate for the
blows H^art^t showered on him.
"1 am giad the rest of the ticket was elected. I
am especially eased with the election of the
judiciary nominees. I believe the Judges would
have won ever, if Tammany had not supported
Hearst and the latter iad nominated his own
iuaaes. Tammany's judges are ail capable men,
Tiie talk of a corrupt benoh is all claptrap. Since
the time of Tweed Tainmuny as not nominated
sn unlit judge, with the possible exception of ex-
Jurige Daly. H? was nominated during the lead
ership oi John Kr-]ly, and was the only Democrat
elected. After he reached the bench Daly ignored
his friends.
■*H« d>cKned to appoint Michael Daly, a com-
P«*i ' ' man. recommended by Tammany, clerk of
tbe court, on the ground that he was too close to
the organization. He also antagonized me.
"It fa happenei th-at I had an opportunity to
•T- 1 -*:!' the real estate busings, and 1 wanted ray
firm appointed city auctioneer!!, as It Is legally
necessary for a. majority of the Judges to select a
real wiate linn fur this petition. All of the fudges
numbering twenty-eight, except Daly and one
other, favored me. It has been said that this was
the reason of ir.y refusal to agTte to the renomlna
tion of Jj.ige Daly, but it Is not true.
"Daly hau his court man, Henry, named, and
mace him standing referee in practically every
cas«. Tammany belie-v^d Daly was unfit and de
clined to renomlnatft him. The Bar Association
first indorseri Da'.y ar.rl then rescinded Its indorse
ment, if 1 was wrong in this case, the fault was
not mine, alone, as the action was the unanimous
wish of the Tammany leaders.
•I ask the Judgment of ail fair minded persons
} have nothing to regard with shame in my po
litical career except my friendship for Bourke
Cockran. I r.ever did anything corrupt nor be
trayed anybody.
"Only once dM I ever enter a deal with the Re
pnbllcan.«. and that was during the administration
of Governor Black, when Senator Platt and I
egTe-fi to urge th» T>a.s^a«» of th- Anti-Cartoon
bill. The agreement was without result, as Gov
ernor Black declined i- E'.ga the bill. Black -f»
praised as New York's best Governor for his atti
tude, but dlrooily afterward he was being car
tooned as '■•■ rogu»».
"I am convinced that if th« Anti-Cartoon bill had
tossed President ItcKinley wouia now be alive If
the cartooned TliinieTbanders' are assassinate
the responsibility will not be hard to trace. " ttt ""
"I afiirm that on no other occasion have I nego
tiated with the Republicans. If any one believes
he has proofs to the contrary, or if any one can
rpecincally accuse me of corruption In my thlrty
flve years rtf political life, let him speak nut I
give r,ermisHion to everybody to tell all he knows
•.bout me now.
"Regarding the future. I want to dispel the ru
mor that I intend to re-enter politics. Nothing
could induce me to reassert myself In Tammany
and play another part In politics. lam out for
rood and all. I would not live five years If I re
turned to the political arena. Here in Ireland
with my hordes, I am looking forward to the fifteen
bent years of my life.
"When I resumed the leadership of Tammany In
ISM I did no only alter twenty-live of the district
leaders had urged me to untangle matters I
insisted the call must be unanimous. I Went
Into the executive committee meeting and asked" if
anybody opposed me to let him stand up like a
man. Nobody stood. Then Mr. Sheehan arose and
said he wanted to announce that he was ready to
follow wherever I mtcht lead. I will never as
sume the position again. I do not Intend to
return to New York shortly, as alleged. I consid
ered returning to gather evidence for my libel 6ult
On Broadway
and en nassau St.
Vcu irii! bear more and mere
about cur wonderful fall store
upon Broadway, at the corner
cf 27 Street.
Our snow cases and windows
contain exquisite patterns,
and in both cur stores we are
catering to the particular nan
at a very moderate figure.
Suitirgs from $25 upward
trousers from $6.50
Burnbam $ Phillips
high-Class tailoring Only
nassau Broadway
below Beekman at 27 Street
MT&lnet the I^onflon m»«atln«, but as the suit was
settled by an apolosr, I will remain here.
"This will be all ray future. Concerning Tara
rn&ny'a future the m«n on the spot are the best
Judges. I have no Information as to a fight r-t?
tw»*n Murphy and MoClellan. but I regret m,i
understand ing, and hope some means will li« found
to change Murphy** opinion. of Mayor MoClellan
an<j McClellan-s opinion of Murphy.
The future of the Democratic party la In the
hands or the worktnemen, and Democrats should
Improve the conditions of labor and should Insist
that trusts which raise prices b*> killed Rebates
and enormous dividend* should be prohibited, and
combining to raise prices or oomer foodstuffs on
the Stock Exchange should be made a criminal
offence. DEMOCRATS A ND LABOR.
"Tine real lesson of the election was that the peo
ple are alive to th« dangers of trusts. If Demo
crats fail to realize that a change Is coming In
America, the party will surely suffer. Democrats
should seize the opportunity to work In harmony
•with labor.
"Unless the Democracy prct«ots workingtr.en from
unscrupulous capital. It will ctase to be a groat
party.
"In conclusion, let roe give this advice to the
party: To refrain from personal vilification in fut
ure campaigns. Calumny never wins political bat
tles. Fight on clean-cut imves, and do not accuse
opponents of crime* simply because they are oppo
nents. If you cannot win by fair means, do not
stoop to foul ones. Do not despair at defeat, if
you have retained your manhood That has been
the lesson of my political career.
REPLIES TO MR. CROKER.
Hearst Stamps Old Tammany
Chief* Statement as Ridiculous.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 17.— Mr. Hearst issued a state
ment hrre to-night in reply to Mr. Croker's Dublin
interview. The editor denied the former leader's
declaration that Hearst had ask«*d Croker to re
turn to this country and resume the leadership of
Tammany Hall. Mr. Hearst's statement says:
Croker's statement that I asked him to come
home and be the leader of Tamman; Hall is ri
diculous. I drove him out of Tammany and drove
his Ice Trust Mayor out of office. I have no objec
tion to Croker as a private citizen or ac an exile
and I {saw- no interest in the internal management
of Tammany, but as a citizen I would object to
Croker as a leader of Tammany. He If absolutely
the worst ]<*ad*-r Tammany has had, and his influ
ence has always been exerted In behalf of corpora
tion ridden candidates. As a Democrat, I would
also oblect to him. as his local leadership has al
ways been disastrous to the party, as well as dis
creditable.
M'CARREX GAIXS POINT.
W. S. Clarke, of Brooklyn Street
Cleaning Department, Transferred.
It was learned last nlg:ht that Assistant Su
perintendent William S. Clarke, of the Brook
lyn Street Cleaning Department, had been trans
ferred three weeks ago to the 10th District, of
Manhattan. His successor in Brooklyn is Alfred
Taylor, who comes from the "vVilliamsburg dis
trict.
It was said at the time of Commissioner
Woodbury's resignation that Senator McCarren
had asked Mayor MeClellan for Clarke"s trans
fer, and that Major WfM.rihury had objected, re
fusing to allow politics to enter his department.
The Mayor's insistence that McCarren'e request
be complied with was supposed to have been the
immediate cause of Commissioner Woodbury's
resignation. Mr. Clarke Is reported as saying
that he believed there was no politics In his
transfer.
BELMOXT NOT A MEMBER t
Conner Says Bailey Is Nassau State
Committeenuin.
Buffalo, Nov. 17. — Relative to the letter of Perry
Belmont to William J. Conners, chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, in which he Insists
on recognition as a member of the state commit
tee, Mr. Conners said to-day that, as he understood
the Eltuatlcn, Mr. Belmont was not elected a mem
ber of the state committee during the convention
held In Buffalo.
"The matter as It has been placed before me as
chairman of the state committee, shows that Mr.
Belmont was not elected during trie Buffalo con
vention," said Mr. Conners this afternoon. "In the
committee on contested seats three Nassau County
delegates were unseated in the convention, and the
three seated delegates from Nassau, with two dele
gates from Suffolk County, voted for Edward O.
Bailey, jr., which elected him a member of fhe
state committee. Of the nine votes cast Mr.
Bailey had five, which gave him a majority over
Mr. Belmont, and I, therefore, believe, on the state
ments given to me, that Mr. Bailey was elected a
member of the state committee."
AFTER THE MAYOR STILL.
Hearst's League to Reintroduce Bill
for City Recount.
Announcement was made last night by the Inde
pendence league that the bills introduced and sup
ported by that organization at the last session of
the state legislature would be redrafted and reln
troduced at the coming session. Prominent among
them will be the recount bill, providing for a re
count of the votes cast in the last, municipal elec
tion In this city, showing, apparently, that Mr.
Hearst Is again turning his attention to this city.
The league has laid out a definite legislative pro
gramme, comj'rlslng the introduction of its pet
measures by representatives, and the formation
of citizens' committees to appear at legislative
hearings in favor of these measures. Among the
bills Delng drafted by the league's law committee
now are the recount bill, tkts direct nomination
measure, a ballot reform bill, a pure food bill, a
measure providing for the municipal ownership of
public utilities, an employers' liability bill and a
bill changing the make-up of the Rapid Transit
Commission.
The league will present also a resolution for a
constitutional amendment allowing New York City
to eliminate from the city's debt limit the Income
producing properties, thus allowing It a greater
margin for Improvements. This resolution was
ptu^ed last year, but must be passed again before
the amendment can be voted on by the people. The
direct nomination bill will make the third Tuesday
of September, Primary Day, a holiday. Candidates
will be voted for by the Australian system, and
first and second choices will be named, tae second
choice to take the nomination If no first choice
candidate receives a majority of the votes. The
nominees are to assemble thirty days before elec
tion to prepare a state platform.
The rapid transit bill would make the term of
the ] 'resent commissioners expire on July 1, ITO7,
permitting the Mayor thereafter to appoint three
commissioners, one of whom should be an ex
perienced engineer. These three, with the Mayor
and Controller, would be the board. They would
hold office for six years, th<»lr terms adjusted so
that each new city administration would have the
appointment of a new member, who. with the new
Mayor and Controller, would make a majority of
the board. Th* ballot reform bill would provide
for the Australian ballot, and would make election
officers subject to a Civil Service examination.
They would be officers of the Supreme Court. Votes
cast would be subject to a summary canvass by
the court, and the bill will outline a procedure for
such canvass, and the appeals therefrom to the
Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.
ME. KEENAN ON TAMMANY HEADS.
Croker Greatest, Murphy Treated Unfairly,
Kelly Honest, Says City Chamberlain.
City Chamberlain Patrick Keonan, who has just
told his Bth District organization that he cannot
continue longer as leader, before going away yester
day for a vacation of four or five weeks had this
to cay al^out Tammany leaders:
Croker was the greatest leader the Tammany
organization ever had. He was the head. He was
the boss. He nipped all intrigue In the bud. He
never forgave a traitor. He never forgot a service.
But let me say that no man can remain at the head
of an organization like Tammany Hall and keep
the ranks intaot forever. The strain is too great.
There Is sure to be an outbreak now and then.
"Charlie" Murphy is criticised, and often unjust
ly. He Is not treated fairly.
I knew Boss Tweed, but I was always In the ranks
that fought against him. Tweed was a man who
made enemies among the people because of his ex
travagance and Intense desire to make improve
ments where nobody thought we needed th.»m.
John Kelly, who followed Mm in Turn many Hall,
was a different sort of man. He was honest, and
when I say that I mean It. I never anked a favor
of Tweed. I never needt-d a favor from him.
Tammany Hall will continue as ;in organization.
Its Influence enters the homes and hearts of the
voters. The father gives his loyalty to the or
ganization and teaches his son to do likewise It
Is a sort of family Institution.
THE STATE CANVASS.
Albany, Nov. 17.— The following official returns
were received here to-day:
GREENE.
Hufbtl 4.158 Hearst 8,728
Bruce 4,106 Chanler „ 8.7K5
O'Brien — 4.103 Whulcn 8.718
L«wl« 4.0*8 (Jlynn 8.774
Wallenmeter 4.081 Usiuaer _.... 8.770
May«r 4 078 Jackion 8.7 M
Van AUtjm* 4.083 i Bken* 8.770
BULL4VAN.
3 1 ■ j j^h tB ••••■»*•••••• 4.183 I litk.l f, t ■•>■••••■••••* 8,174
Bruce 4.209 (Tianlsr 3.109
O'Brien 4,161 ' \Vh»l*n 8.111
Lewis ~ 4,Jf*> C-ynn S.llß
Wallenmeler 4.11*4 : <aun*r 8.113
Mayer 4.100 ! Jack.on _.. B.IIS
Vim AitUMs 4.262 I Bk«B« |,10t
mt:w-tork DAILY TRnfnm Sunday, yOYEMBEH 18. 190&
John Jameson]
Three -J^T -^ '^ Star I
Whiskey
Appeals primarily to
particular people of
cultivated taste and of
moderate indulgence.
MEYER S'S CHANCES GOOD.
Republican Alderman lAkely To Be
Xext Recorder.
On the latest counting of noses In the Board of
Aldermen with reference to the election of a suc
cessor to Recorder Qoff. the Republicans and their
allies have the best of it by a vote of 40 to 89.
There are serenty-nine votes In the board. lnc'.udln»
President McGowan and the borough presidents.
At this time it looks as If five or six Democratic
aldermen from Brookl\n. sooner than see tne
Hearst-Murphy men triumph, will throw their sup
port to Alderman James ("owdlu Meyers, the Re
publican leader of the board, one of the canrtiaai«s
for the recordershtp. The Tammany men and tne
Hearst men are getting together on the proposi
tion Last week the Independence League execu
tive committee decided that, rather than see a Re
publican « lected as Recorder, the Hearst member*
of the Board of Aldermen had better vote for tne
Tammany candidate, whoever he may be.
The Independence League has three candidate*--
Herbert R. IvimbergThomas Ollleran and ex-Jus
tlce John Palmi?ri. Tammany has two candidates—
ex-Corporation Counsel Delany and Branciß 8 . Jlc-
Avoy. The Republicans have one candidate, Alder
man James Cow din Meiers, the leader of the board.
Normally, the Republicans have 81 partisan votes
In the board. Mr. Meyers Is extremely popular
with the members, and some of the Mc^rren aiuer
mtn say that they are ready to support him.
There are five or six McCarren men. and these,
with three or four Republican Municipal Owner
ship members, give Mr. Meyers 40 votes. The Tam
many men are working hard to get some or tne
Hearst deserters In line, and it is possible that they
will do It before the end of December, when tfc«
board acts on the recorderahip.
SAYS TALLY SHEETS VIOLATE LAW.
Leaguer Declares Election Inspectors liable
to Arrest.
Robert Stewart, who la representing the Indepen
dence 'League at the canvass of the vote In King*
County, declared yesterday that every one of the
tally sheets in the 607 districts In Brooklyn was
made out in violation of the law, and that the eleo
tlon Inspectors had grossly violated the law. Mr.
Stewart was supported In his assertions by Maurlo*
Thaall, the Democratic representative at the can
vass.
To-morrow, In the Kings County Court House.
Justice Dickey will examine the. void and protested
ballots, and, beginning to-morrow, the board will
hold night sessions. Beveral election inspectors will
be: called before the board to-morrow to explain, if
possible, the wholesale errors in the tally sheets.
SEES NO DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
General Bragg Says It Does Not Exist North
of Mason and Dixon's Line.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. J
Fond-du-Lac. Wls., Nov. 17.— General Edward 8.
Bragg sees no Democratic party north of Mason
ltd Dixon's line. This is his statement In a dis
cussion of conditions prevailing in "Wisconsin.
"No political organization north of that line," h»
says, "reflects the spirit of Democracy, as I
learned to know it ana as I accepted It. What is
t ! ..< i:so ol discussing leaders, when I can see no
;>arty in the Northern states?
"I wili say this: The fact that Mr. Hearst re
ceived co large a vote Indicates to me clearly that
socialism ha* a greater hold upon the American
people than the conservative element ever dreamed
of before. The New York election Bhows that so
clalistn Is a thing to be reckoned with in the
future."
THUGS STILL BUSY.
Assault 8 and Robberies Continue in
Pittsburg.
Pitttfburg, Nov. 17.— Thugs continue their work In
this city, and several assaults and a large number
of robberies occurred In the city and its vicinity to
day. The police continue to arrest suspicious char
acters, but have been unable to capture any per
son directly Implicated In the outrages. Twenty
elg-ht additional plain clothes officers were added
to the force to-day, and were assigned to the East
End and Oakland districts.
Miss Jeannette Brownie*?, of Braddock, was dis
figured for life by a N-'gro. who threw carbolic
acid In her face. The Negro stopped the girl and
asked her several questions. She tried to pass him,
and without provocation he threw the acid, burn-
Ing her face severely. Armed men are searching*
Braddock and Hwissvale boroughs for the Negro,
and he Is threatened with lynching if captured.
Mrs. Joseph Shirley came suddenly upon a man
ransacking her home to-day at Oakmont, a suburb.
The robber struck at her with a knife, cutting her
gown. Her screams attracted the neighbors, and
the man escaped with her money.
Mi*3 Margaret Nichols was held up near her
home by a man, who held a revolver at her head.
Her cries for help brought assistance, and the
highwayman fled.
In the last twenty-four hours over twenty houses
were entered and ranstcked In this city.
A. P. HEINZE's'cAR IN CRASH.
Runs Into Wagon and Is Badly Wrecked —
No One Hurt.
A large touring automobile owned by Arthur
P. Helnze. a broker, of No. 42 Broadway, and a
brother of F. Augustus Heinze, living at No. 220
Madison avenue, ran into an express wa«on In
Madison avenue between 46th and 47th streets
last night The chauffeur, Edward Stag*, of
No. 147 East 55th street, and the footman, James
McGlll. of No. 804 East 39th street. Jumped to
safety. The machine was badly damaged.
The chauffeur was on his way to get Mr.
Hflnze and take him to a theatre. Hugh
Keensn, of No. 240 West 144 th street, the driver
of the express wagon, was coming out of the
New York Central & Hudson River Railroad
yards in Madison avenue. Keenen clung to his
seat when the car hit the wagon, and stopped
his horses.
COMPLIMENTS TJ. S. ARCHITECTS
Sir Purdon Says Columbia School Has Out
stripped That of England.
F!r Caspar Purdon Clarke contrasted English and
American architects last night at a dinner of the
Society of Columbia Unlrerstty Architects, held
in celebration of the quarter centennial of the
founding of the S.^ool of Architecture of the uni
versity. He told of the difficulties of getting good
architects In England several years ago. He said
that it was not until fifty years ugo that a school
of architecture w;is established In Great Britain,
and that that school had not made us much prog
ress as had the School of Architecture at Columbia
iii twenty-five years.
He said that within a few years he expected that
tlie Metropolitan Mustunj of Art In this city would
hHve numerous valuable architectural plans and
models, and ho expected to get a valuable one from
Italy. Just what the latter was, he said, he did
not care to reveal, as. If he did so, difficulty might
be encountered in getting it.
Other speakers at the dinner were Seth !/)■»• and
President Butler.
DOUMA MEMBER ARRIVES.
Among the pßfspngr-i * on th<* Hamburg- American
linf-r Amenks, which arrived yesterday, was Dr.
ghmaryahn Lewtn, Editor of the Zionist weekly,
"Das Juedlsi-he." and a member of the Russian
lwunia dissolved by the Cxar. Dr. I.ewln was met
at the pder by representative** from sev«ral Jewish
societies in this city. He said he came here t<>
maktt addresßf-a to Jewish sj'mpathlaiers In New
York and other large cities of the United States
and stimulate among them a greater Interest in the
efforts of the Russians to obtain a constitutional
government.
OHIO SOCIETY MEETS DECEMBER I.'
At the annual meeting of the Ohio Society of
Now York, to be held at the Hotel Manhattan on
December 1, a dinner will be served for Its mem
bers, followed by the business meeting of the so
ciety. The entertainment committee, has announced
that Francis MaoMlllen, a native of Ohio, who will
make bis debut In this country as a violinist with
the New York Symphony Orchestra, will bo the
guest of the society, and will play privately to th«
members before hU first nublfo j>«rfuru:«-u j*.
NEW YORK is not only the chief manufacturing center for
pianos in this country, but is also the most important retail
point, £very manufacturer aims to put his best foot forward
in the New York market, and concentrates his strongest
efforts here.
Therefore, to take the pre-eminent position in a field characterized
by such strenuous competition is in reality a remarkable commercial
achievement. That the Aeolian Company has been able to do this in a
comparatively short space of time has amazed those who know the
traditions by which the musical business has bean hedged in.
Here is a concern that has united in a single, compact, aggressive
organization a half-dozen of the most notable manufacturing enterprises
in the musical industry. With its numerous factories operating under
the most favorable and modern conditions, backed with the large*! cap
ital employed in this line of business, with its own branch hcu««i
and distributing points in every quarter of the civilized world, com
manding the services of the best inventive talent and «xpert artisans any*
where obtainable, this home is better equipped in every department thafl
any similar enterprise.
It is therefore only logical that a piano houie p^sttttini mch
positive advantages over all other piano houses, and ranking it th«
largest concern in the musical instrument industry of the world, ehould
be able to offer at its New York headquarters by far the best proposition
to the intending piano purchaser, both in quality and in price.
Briefly epitomized, the line of instrument* en tile xi Aeo.itn Haii [*«' n»im
else in Manhattan) is as follows i
THE WEBER PIANO: For a half- THE WHEELOCK PIANO: *>- .
century holding a place in the fore- . :*: quarter of a century tajietd SI bcilo
front of artistic pianos and to-day at W- ing up a reputation rot stnn integrity
the zenith of its fame. Used by in construction and for |*r- »c :»..»-
Roicnthal, by the Metropolitan caj qualuT. yet produced at a price
Opera House, by Caruso and other that brings it w:tr.:r the reach of those
singer* of international reputation. -.-.aZ who have a Lsnirod sum to ir.Trst is
- * a piano.
THE STECK PIANO: Made on
German ideals of thoroughness and THE STLYVESANT PIANO: A
reliability, owned by Richard Wagner reliable piano of good tone •-.; great
and praised by Franz Liszt; used by durability, not advocated as **ths best
over 200 public schools in New ; piano obtainable," but as uncjtirstioa-
York. ably the best piano a its prut, $25f1l
THE PIANOLA PIANO: Ori 2 inatcd by the Aeolian
Company and more extensively copied and imitated than
any musical instrument ever devised; admittedly the
greatest success in the musical industry of modern times.
Made in Weber, Steck, Wheeiock and Stuyvesant styles.
THE EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT: Here is the largest and best assort
ment of slightly used pianos offered anywhere ; pianos taken in exchange
for the Pianola Piano and remarkable for their exceptionally fine condition.
AH the well-known makes are represented and prices range from $100 up.
'■ 'HE keynote of the entire piano business is confidence*
* The situation at Aeolian Hall is such as to invite
the highest degree of confidence, for in a business of such mag
nitude a single sale counts for little in comparison with
principles; and the one principle which is known to pay
best in the long run is to keep absolute faith with the public
The Aeolian Company, a 2T,fflSS^Sr
"PRIVATE HACKSTANDS" LEGAL.
Magistrate Walsh Quotes ex-Judge Parker
in Their favor in Test Case.
Magistrate Walsh decided In favor of the "pri
vate hackstands" In a test case yesterday.
Alexander McKenna, a licensed public hack
man, wan arrested some time ago, charged with
disorderly conduct, In trying to get his cab In
the space supposed to be reserved by one Hav
erty, a liveryman who has the contract for sup
plying cabs to the natrons of the Hotel Bel
mont.
The complaint against McKenna was made
by Thomas O'Brien, the hotel manager.
Magistrate Walsh quoted various decisions of
tho Supreme Court, and one written by ex-
Judge Parker. In support of his contention that
the hotel hackman may enjoy a practical monop
oly of such privileges under his IWns. .
SPRING GUN KILLS INTRUDER
Man Who Placed Weapon in Country House
Will Not Be Prosecuted.
Belllngham, Mass., Nov. 17.— The spring gun
which E. O. Woodbury, of Woonsocket, R. 1.,
had i>la< ed In the cellar of hln summer home
here and by which Charles A. Proctor, of Rock
lunrt, M», was fatally thnt last night, appar
ently caused the deuth of Procter a few hours
before Mr Woodburv returned to the house. It
Is understood that the authorltlm will take no
v i. <"i .i«*lns: W'nodbury. Proctor's motive In
entering the cellar Is supposed to have beeu
burglary.
Conditions
' that have made
Aeolian Hall
the
Piano Center
ol
Greater
New York
UNNECESSARY WEIGHT FOR OVERCOATS IS BURDENSOMB
Our Moule cloth is about half the weight of the usual Overcoating, still w*^°
enough for the coldest weather. It is soft as velvet and excellent for wear. Wf
make them plain edges, felled by hand, velvet collar, lined throughout with oat
guaranteed silk, to measure $30. They have every appearance of the costfi"**
garment.
Our Combination, Full Dress Suit with Tuxedo coat, silk lined through^
and faced with the very best of silk. $62, is special value, and style that cannot
surpassed at any price.
Samples given or mailed to any address.
ARNHEIM,
Broadway and Ninth Street.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
THE NEW AMSTERDAM SAFE DEPOSIT CO»
Broadway and 39th St., New York Gty. Central Location. "TTt/f^
3^IHEI.U XSXJn.Ga-3Li-A.n pnoOF
Owing to the incre*Kd demand for Safety Deposit Boxes, THE NEV A-MST^ V|,s» B
DEPOSIT COMPANY hare added »ever»l hundred aew Bow* to their vaults. Sale I*F**
R*nt from Ssper year and upward. Storage for Silverware and Va uabl«.
Will call for and deliver goods when requ**Ud. Telephone 1000 BryaßW

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