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: of the design from the coat of arms of old New
Edward r ■■HiinsM* regent of the University
«f the State of New York, and a graduate of the
college in the class of 1864, presented a national
flag on behalf of the alumni. Ho said that the
s three thousand alumni thought (men a flag the
I most expropriate gift, owing to the patriotism
of the student body. He spoke of the services
'of Gilbert Molieson Elliott, of the class of 1861.
vho died in the Civil War. and of the late
'General Alexander P. Kcteham. "to -whom we
MM the acquisition of the site upon which these
buildings stand, accomplished only alter years
of un intermittent energy."
Then came one of the most impressive cere
monies of the day. An artilleryman seized the
halliards and up the pole there crept the big
banner to the strains of "The Star Spangled
Burner." The booming of the First Battery's
joins out on the athletic field in the twenty-one
Kun"satatc punctuated' the music, and for what
seemed ten minute* the great crowd stood with
bared heads. At the same time the ciy's flag
was being raised above the tower of the great
hall/ and when both emblems were finally in
place the crowd broke into a cheer. -
There was a brief prayer by the Rev. Dr.
Joseph Anderson, of the corporation of Tale
University, and the students Fang "America" in
closing. Immediately the inarch to the Great
Hal! for the indoor exercises began. The order
cf the first procession was reversed, with four
policemen in the lead and the students' mar-
Khali at the head of the undergraduates* senior
class. Since this brought them out on 138 th
■treet. Amsterdam avenue. 140 th street. Con
vent avenue and St. Nicholas Terrace, many
: Thousands of persons who had not been ad
mitted to the college grounds had a chance to
view the spectacle.
. The Great Hall was filled with about twenty
lire hundred persons when Professor Samuel A.
Baldwin, of the department of music, struck up
in* organ prelude. After an invocation by Mon
*.ignor Lavelle. and music by the band, Edward
M. Shep&rd. chairman of the board of trustees,
ti-ss Introduced by President Finley. The stage
resented a brilliant appearance, and everybody
recognized Mrs. Grov«r Cleveland, dressed in
Mack with a pink trimmed hat. as she was well
, forward in the centre, between Mr. Shepard and
Mr. Shepard, on behalf of the trustees, in
• talking of this latest work, spoke of "the obliga
tion which the college and the city owed to the
genius and labors of George 33. Post, the archi
tect, and of tJiose who labored with him." Clos
itDg, he presented to the Mayor the buildings as
•B. result of the trustees* stewardship of the city's
ilnoacy placed in their hands.
SPEECHES OF ACCEPTANCE.
In turning the property over to the trustees,
•faculty and undergraduate?. Mayor McClellan
Paid: . -
grille; of the l»>erd •■' trustees, genilomen of
ar,e faculty, undergraduates, L the. Mayor, in the
name of the people of this city. civ<» Into your
charge the tru-t of this new collie;, confident
• that. In vour -hands it will be kept sacred and
I that ii will be administered to the creator glory
*«f New York and tc the uplifting of kino.
President FinJey. in accepting, said:
I give myself liosias* for these caper. noisy, am
•l'.tidus |mos men and boys that they will bring
| Lack to tbe city even more i hen they have re
«eived. . The University of L»yden cave bark to
ll»e city and to th*> world her Crotiua and her
•3 wjscartes. a return in itself Infinitely creator than
in* rum of all the taxes thai mizht have been re
'aniited- And tTv»r- «'ill Fprr.R from this college »
fea men T. 1 --. alone •will compensate the city for
this new spending of her treasure. But Hie.
;3'l«sdpe I brine is «f our unceasing striving that
■n'.l who go down from this hill, this place °.f trans
figuration. Into the city, shall go fitter men and
President Finley then introduced Mrs. Cleve
land, and she touched the button on the speak
ers' stand which set the hi eat bell of the tower
booming. Three times it rang, and this was
.the signal that the dedication was complete. •
The Bret of the speakers was to have been
Governor Hushes* bat his attendance at the
Governors" convention in Washington was the
cause of .his letter of regret and well wishes,
read by President Finley.
MR. BOOSEVEI/TS REGRET?.
He then read the following from President
Roosevelt: ... ; .
I pha.ll ask Secretary Straus to be the bearer of
any MMn of good •will on May 14. It. is an event
real and gnat importance. and 1 am glad that
a member <>f=my CaMnet wlio stands peculiarly
close- to mr should be present on the occasion.
No further introduction. President Finley re
jnarked, whon lie could make himself, heard
Blum the cheer*, was needed Mr. Straus said:
I have been umumwi finnd by: the President to
arias to you Me greetings and good wishes suid
to «uti>r<-<-'- his regret* for '■■■' being* able to unite
■with sou on lint- grrjit and rlorious occasion, when
».!>e yecr-le of Ills native city are dedicating this
ajew temple of learning to higher education. <.
la c communication to the Board of Education
of the District of Columbia he said: "It baa been
my rood fortune that ail of my children have re
served, or are receiviue. a portion of their educa
tion la the public school*. I certainly do not under
rate the importance of higher education. It would
l>e the greatest misfortune if «• ever permitted
*uch a. Tk'a-rp"^ and twisted view of democracy to
<-htaln as would be. Implied in a. denial of the ad
vantage thfit comes to tlie whole nation from the
'| £ i,.r education of tbe •» who are able to ink"
advantage of the ppportunlty to acquire it. The
|-iM).- schools are not merely the educational rfn
tree for the nanam of our people bat they are
The factories of American dUxeasWp-*"
Ambassador Bryce was received not only by
sipplause. but everybody stood up while he
bowed his ai Ilia mi ill "With a. genial
twinkle in his eye, he said: "I see you have
Mossomed out in your hood* and -'nines.
The practice was absolutely unknown outside
of Judges on the Supreme bench in the United
"States forty years ago. But it is ■ fine array."
Mr. BRYCE'S .SPEECH.
He then spoke of the great possibilities of the
new college and said he thought students in
noisy, busy New York need not be told to re
tnember the demands of commerce, industry
and finance. Continuing, he said:
I <"on't •** you to forget those things. but to
.remember other thin« Are wealth and success
all you expect from life? Suppose you have by
#Art*v v#«,r- of age amassed a fortune as larse as
x«u*caa wish, what remains? Are wealth and
rower anything more than a means to the attain
ment of Wr.ir.es*? They are at east only one
inV«m*. and the Intenee and absorbing pursuit of
'it,*mi*ns may easily mak« the end forgotten, or
may starve and extinguish those tastes and ca
pacities for enjoyment which lie closer to, happi
ness and are more essential to it than are wealth
and power. What shall it profit a man if he
gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
.Some great men have found the highest form
of enjoyment In the search for truth. Goethe
places" it — you will recall the famous conclusion
of his "Faust" — In serving others and helping
forward the progress of the world.
Egerton L. "Wintlmm. president of the Board
of Education, spoke briefly on the city's con-,
stant improvement in the scope of its educa
tional institutions. ,
PRESIDENT ELIOT'S CONGRATULATIONS.
Then President Eliot of Harvard offered to
the college "the congratulations and good wishes
of all the American colleges and universities."
He said the strong institutions welcomed com
petition, and continued:
They like to compete, with institutions which
arf well housed, equipped, and supported, whose
standards are firmly held high, and whose product
is well trained, and therefore eminently service
able. The strong colleges and universities of the
country, therefore, find cause for fresh rejoicing
in the new strength of the College of the City of
New Tcrk, which was already strong.
It was well after the lunch hour when Mr.
Choate was called to speak in behalf of the citi
zens of New York, and he remarked he had
learned as a lawyer never to taik to a hungry
jury. He went on in the same ii#ht vein, say
ing that, like Shakespeare's "first citizen," "sec
ond citizen," etc., he wore no cap and gown, and
therefore should have little to say.
The representatives of the other colleges and
universities were to have been introduced, but
the only one called on was Mark Twain, for
Oxford. He "jollied" his hearers, and said for
seventy-two years he had been trying to reach
that plane of higher education where one ac
quires modesty and a retiring disposition. He
hadn't succeeded so far, Jie said.
After a benediction by the Rev. Dr. W. R.
Richards the audience adjourned to the gymna
sium for luncheon. The giiests were then taken
about the buildings.
The dedication ceremonies at the Chemistry
Building were presided over by Professor Charles
Baskerville, director of that department. Pro
fessor Edgar F. Smith, vice-provost of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, spoke on a "Pioneer of
Chemistry," a tribute to Professor "Wolcott
Gibbs, first professor of chemistry in the college,
who is still living at the age of eighty-six and
whose portrait was unveiled yesterday. Presi
dent Ira Remsen of Johns Hopkins University
wrote a speech on "Some Changes in Chemistry
In the Last Fifty Years," but' owing to his be
ing in Washington it was read by Professor H.
R. Moody. - Other speeches were made by Pro
fessor Wilder D. Bancroft, of Cornell; Dr. W. H.
Nichols. Controller Metz and Edward M. 'Shep
There were student*;' exercises, a procession of
undergraduates to name the gates and base
ball and lacrosse games to fill the daylight
hours before the concert and illumination.
George B. Post, the architect of the new City
College buildings, was the architect for the Stock
Exchange, the Cotton Exchange and the Prod
uce Exchange, and is now making the plans
for the $6,000,000 Capitol building at Madison,
Wis. It is said that Columbia will confer the.
degree of LL.D. on Mr. Post on May 27. He is
a member of the Legion of Honor of France and
was sent to the International Convention of
Architects in London last year by President
Roosevelt to represent the United States.
TWAIN FOR CITIZENSHIP.
Humorist Serious Over Motto "In
God We Trust."
Mark Twain made a. plea for chairs of "good
citizenship" In American colleges, last night at th«?
dinner of the Associate Alumni of the College of
the City of New York at the Waldorf. In this
connection he philosophized at length on the motto.
•In God We Trust," as displayed on coins. He said.
Is th^re a college in the whole country where
,We * a chair, of Rood citizenship? Is there a
course or a school In all America where good
rilKsWp is tHiiffht-real good. citizenship. I mean?
There Is a kind of bad citizenship, a sort of
bastard patriotism, which is taught in the schools,
but no real good citizenship taught.
Patriotism, as Dr. Johnson says, has always been
the refuge of the. scoundrel. The man who talks
ho k.ude.-t is supposed to be the most patriotic. of
course. af*er a while be brings many to believe «■
he ■!■» - and in that way produces a kind of patri
otism. But this is not good citizenship. I believe
good citizenship ought to be taught in the schools
and in the colleges, and should be placed above
mathematics, astronomy and everything else.
V,> need to trust in God. I think it was In IR<>3
that inK geniue suggested that it be put upon
the gold end silver coin? which circulate among
th« rich They did not put it on the nickels and
coppers because they didn't think the poor folks
had any trust in God. Good citizenship would teach
accuracy of thinking and accuracy of statement.
Now. that motto on the coin is an overstatement.
Those Congressmen have no right to commit this
whole country to « theological doctrine. But since
they did, < ingress ought to state what our creed
should be. There never was a nation in the world
that put its whole trust in God. It is a statement
made on insufficient evidence. Leaving out the
gambler*, the burglars, and the p'.umbprs, perhaps
we do pit our riust in God. after a fashion. But
after all it 1b sji overstatement.
If the cholera or black plague should come to
these shores perhaps the bulk of the nation would
pray to be delivered from It, but the rest would put
tl • Ir trust in the Health Board of the city of New
I read in the. papers •within the last day or two
of a poor young girl whom they said was a leper.
I>id the people In that populous country where, she
was— ilid they put their trust in God? The girl was
HfTlicted with the leprosy, n disease which can be
communicated from one person to another. Yet in
stead of putting their trust in God they harried that
poor creature, shelterless and friendless, from place
lo place, exactly as they did in the Middle. Ape«.
when they made lepers wear bells so that people
could be warned of their approach and avoid them.
IVrliapn those people in the Middle Ages thought
they wore putting their trust in God.
The President ordered the removal of that
motto from th« coin, and I thought that it was
well. T thought that overstatement should not
stay there. They have put It back, and I sup
pose it whs well enough to let. it stay there. But
J think it would better read, "Within certain
judicious limitations we trust in God," and if
theie isn't enough room on the coin for this,
why ■enlarge the coin.
- Other speakers were Edward M. Colic, presi
dent of the alumni association; President Finley of
the college. President Rush Rhees of the Univer
sity of Rochester, Dr. Henry C. King, president
of Oberun; President Taylor of Vassar College.
Hamilton Wrieht Ma hie and the Rev. Joseph An
DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, MAY I.~>, 100 ft. . , * ■
SOCIALISTS NAME DEBS.
Nominated for President on the First
Ii allot at Chicago.
Chicago, May 15.— Eugene V. Dens, of Indiana,
was nominated for President of the United
States hy the Socialist party in national con
vention on the first ballot this morning.
HUGHES HOLDS HEARINGS
Railroad Representatives Oppose
Semi-monthly Payment Bill.
Albany. May U.-At a bearing before Governor
Hughes this afternoon, representatives of the New
York Central, L,ackawanna, Eric, Delaware & Hud
eon. Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
& Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern railroads op
posed the bill of Assemblyman Filley. requiring
railroaii corporations to pay their employes twice
a month instead of monthly, as at present. On
the other side, representatives of many labor or
ganizations, asserting that they expressed the views
of thousands of railroad men, urged the Governor
to approve the bill.
Jn speaking for thn New York Central. A. IT.
Harris declared that 60,000 were employed, that
there were 4,500 pay rolls and that between $3,000,000
and $R.500,0n0 was paid to the men each month.
He argued that the State of New York only paid
Its employes once a month, and that was as fre
quent as his company could conveniently perform
the physical act of paying 50,000 employes.
In behalf of the Krie. it was asserted that the
increased annual cost of semi-monthly payment*
would amount to $97,520. A petition signed, it was
asserted, by 2.500 employes of the Erie against the
bill was filed with the Governor. It was seated
that the extra cost annually to the Buffalo, Roches
ter & Pittsburg would be $12,000.
I^ewis E. Carr, representing the Delaware ft Hud
son, said that while that road had been voluntarily
paying most of its employes twice a month for a
year, the management was dissatisfled with the
In speaking for the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Enginemen, John T. McDonough, for
mer Secretary of State, pointed out that e%-ery
other class of corporations in the state, except
railroads, have to pay their employes every week.
He urged the Governor to sign the bill to end
what he called cinfair discrimination.
Answering a question of the Governor, Mr. Me-
TV>nouKh said that three states bordering on New
York required railroads to pay every week. He
cited Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and
added: "This same New York Central pays its
men on the Boston & Albany every week in Massa
Othej-s who advocated the bill were A. B. Bush,
conoral chairman of the clerks of the Delaware &
Hudson; Thomas Piersons, first vice-president of
the Order of Railway Telegraphers; Assemblyman
B. ft. Lansing, of Rensselaer, and J. P. Ogden,
of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Opposition to the bill of Senator Fuller to au
thorize the use of the Creedmoor rifle range, in
Queens County, by the state as a site for the Long
Island State Hospital for the Insane was ex
pressed by Assemblyman De Groot, John N. Booth,
of the Jamaica Citizens' Association; H. Englehart,
of the Allied Civic Associations, and Colonel Will
iam Griffith. They contended that the location of
the hospital in that vicinity would be a detriment
lo its growth as a home community. Representa
tives of the Long Island State Hospital, now in
Kings County, urged the Governor to sign tha bill,
declaring that Creedmoor would afford a much
better site than their present one.
JACOB H. SCHIFF FOR MR. TAFT.
Banker Accepts Vice-Presidency of New
York State Organization.
Jacob H. Schiff. in a letter yesterday to Louis C.
Hay, chairman of the Taft Organization of the
State of New York, indorsed William H. Taft
for the Presidential nomination and accepted office
as one of the vice-presidents of the organization.
Robert. C. Ogden Is « chairman of the board of
vice-presidents. Its other members arc Joseph 11.
"Choate. Goorge E. Ide, Isaac N. Soligman, Dan
forth K. Amsworth. of Albany; the Rev. James E.
Freeman, of Yonkers; Arthur C. Hastings, of Niag
ara Falls; Martin Herrnance, of Poughkoepsie;
William G. Phelps, of Blnghamton, and Ansley Wil
cox. of Buffalo. Mr. Schiff in his letter says:
I have followed for many year* Mr. Taft's career
from the time of his appointment as h I7nitPd
States Circuit iudg* — and • have ever been im
pressed by thp ability and fidelity Mr. Tnft
brought to the discharge of ftr* many serious du
/ies which high office Imposed upon him.
i" have every conviction that, Mr. Taft in the
Presidential chair, naught but intelligent considera
tion will be given to every problem which calls
for treatment at the hands of the administration,
that with a rigid insistence for due and proper
regard of th«» law, all classes of our citizens will,
with Mr. Taft as President, become readily con
vinced that every legitimate Interest will be safe
in the hands of their Chief Executive.
BRYAN URGES INSTRUCTED DELEGATES.
Lincoln, Neb, May 14 — In "The Commoner"
to-morrow W. X Bryan, under a glaring caption.
will urge the instruction of delegates to the Dem
ocrat ir National Convention. H-^ Fays:
Instruction?; to delegates are the order of the
day Nearly all the. states which have held Dem
ocratic conventions so far have instructed. This
is as it should be: instructions are Democratic.
The people speak through instructions; they can
not speak in any other way.
A failure to instruct turns the delegates over
to party bosses.
WYOMING INSTRUCTS FOR BRYAN.
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 14. The Democratic State
Convention to-day selected delegates to the na
tional convention *uid instructed them for Bryan.
Resolutions were adopted favoring the election of
United States Senators by direct vote, favoring an
amendment to the Sherman anti-trust law. except
ing labor union? from Urn effect of its provisions
and opposing the forest reserve policy of t!ie pres
ent national administration.
FOUR YEAR-OLD KILLS MOTHER.
Shenandoab, Perm., May 11.— Mrs. Albeit Major,
of Ellangowan. near here, was to-day shot and in
stantly killed by her four-year-old son. The
mother had .lust returned from a visit, ;tnd the
little fellow picked up a Flohert rifle from a table
and, playfully pointing it at her. pulled thn trigger.
DELEGATES TO CHICAGO
CALIFORNIA FOR TAFT.
Third Term Element in State Party
Defeated in Convention.
Sacramento. Cal.. May 14.-The California Repub
lican State Convention elected four deleßateo-Ht
larßo to the national convention to-night, and in
structed thorn for Taft.
The Lincoln-Roosevelt element, which favored *
donation to the national convention instructed Ht
Roosevelt, was defeated.
Sacramento. Cal.. May 14.-The Republican dis
trict conventions were held in this city to-day, and
elected the following debates to the national con
vention: First District, J. P. Went* and B. Thomp
son; 2d District. Captain at I* Hawk and K. F.
AuKtistine; 4th District. Charts L. FleM and Philip
Bancroft; Bth District. John C Daly and Edward
r Belcher; 7th District. ITarry TI. Maybury and
John H. Norton; Bth District. Henry T. Oxnard
and John Paul. Each convention instructed for
Two District Conventions Also
Choose Delegates for Mr. Taft.
[By Tel«*raph to The Tribune.] >
Portland. Ore., May U.-The Oregon Republican
state convention to-day elected eight delegates-at
large to the Chicago convention, and instructed
them for Taft. Delegates were also chosen by two
Congress district conventions, and were also in
etructed for Taft.
Senator Bourne- wu b«aten at every point, and
telegraphed from Washington that unless an unln-
Btructed delegation was elected he did not car« to
The. d*l«gat<«#-at-larg<> are Senator Fulton ana
George P. Williams, of Portland; A. N. Gibert. of
Salem, and C. G. Huntley, of Oregon City. First
District, W. E. Williams. C. E. Shelbrlde; 2d Dis
trict, H. W. Coe. A. M. Thompson; four Presiden
tial electors. J. D. L*e. Portland; R. Rutter, F. J.
Miller and A. C. Marsters.
WASHINGTON DELEGATES FOR TAFT.
Local Option Plank Adopted Unexpectedly
at State Convention.
Spokane. Wash.. May 14.-An unexpected feature
of the Republican State Convention to-day was
the adoption of a local option plank by a vote of
606 to 358- The convention unanimously adopted
resolutions indoreing Taft and the Rooievelt poli
cies. . ,
With a minor change, under which two of trie
men were changed from alternate to elector, the
list of alternates and Presidential electors as pre
viously agreed upon was ratified by the convention
The following are the delegates elected: At -law
R I, McCormick. R. A. Ballinger, Frank T. Post
and Emerson Hammer; Bth District. Robert Moran
and W. J- Ducker: 2rt District, C. W. Eaton and
A. U Miller; 3d District. D. T. Hamm anrt J. C.
TAFT GETS NORTH DAKOTA.
Eight Delegates Instmcted for Him at State
Minot N D.. May 14. -The Republican State Con
vention' of North Dakota to-day elected eight de!e-
E atPS to the national convention at Chicago, and
instructed them for Taft. The platform unquali
fiedly Indorses the administration of President
Roosevelt, advocates the regulation of public ser
vice corporations and condemns the Democratic
state administration of Governor Burke.
Th« following delegates were elected to the na
tional convention: R. V. Johnson. U C. Pettibone.
C. R. Meredith, H. Sandager, Victor Rose. Judson
I* Lamoure, C. J. Lorf and C. H. Stebbln*.
MONTANA INSTRUCTS FOR TAFT.
Supporters of Roosevelt and Hughes Op
posed in State Convention.
Butte. Mont.. May 14.- Th« Montana State Re
publican Convention Indorsed to-day tha policies
of President Roosevelt and instructed Its six dele
gates to the national convention at Chicago for
Secretary Taft despite the objections of the. sup
porters of Governor Hugh** and President Roose
velt, who constituted no small part of the conven
Th» following delegates were chosen: Charles R.
I^eonard, T. A. Marlow. Charles H. Blair. A. J.
Bennett. J. O. Blair and Colonel F. M. Matone.
One resolution states that the Republican party
of the State of Montana pledges its support for
the passage of a law modifying the power of the
courts to issue injunction?, as urged by President
Roosevelt in his recent message to Congress.
Colonel Thomas C. Marshall was elected national
ALASKA INSTRUCTS FOR TAFT
Territorial Republican Convention Splits on
Delegate to Congress.
Ketr*hikan. Alaskii, Mny 14.— Amid tumultuous
sefnes the Alaskan Republican convention split last
night, with the result that contesting delegations
will be sent to the national convention. The break
followed the action of the oredent.als committee,
controlled by Governor Hoggatr, in refusing to seat
the "regular" delegates from Xome and Fairbanks
and admitting Urn "contesting" forcry. The Hoggatt
convention nominated J. W. Corson, of Nome, for
Delegate to Congress, and the contesting faction
indorsed Thomas Cale. the incumbent, who was
elected on the non-partisan ticket two years ago.
The Hoggatt delegates to the national convention
are. L. P. Whackelford, K. R. Burkhart, George
Shea. F. W. Johnson. Judge 9. H. Reid and B. A.
I'odfrf. The contesting delegation is composed of
\V. T. Perkin.9, John G. Heid, R. S. Ryan, E. W.
Johnson, Harry White and C. G. Wulff. Both con
ventions ratified tlie platform adopted at Juneßii
In.)"? Ring W. H Taft for President. The Hoggatt
forces added a plank favoring amendments to tha
mining lnws. The other convention declared that
all Alaska appointees shall b*> Alaskans and that
municipal control shsll be held locally.
GEORGIA FAVORS TAFT.
Delegate* Uninstmcted, but All but One for
Macon, Ga.. May 14.— The state Republican con
vention here to-day elected delegates-at-large to
Chicago, as follows: Walter H. Johnson. Atlanta;
Clark Giier. Dublin: H. 1... IJncoln Johnson (negro).
Columbus, and Judson W. Lorons (negro). Augusta.
Alternates— J. W. Gilbert, Augusta: George BL
White, Macon: S. 8. Mincey. Montgomery, and S. A.
The delegates are unlnstruoted. but individually
Walter 11. Johnson, Clark (?rler and 11. 1,. Lincoln
Johnson aro said to favor Secretary Taft. Judson
Lyons is said to favor Governor Hughes.
Twenty out of the twenty-six delegates from the
state are said to be Tuft and administration sup
Resolutions were adopted indorsing the adminis
tration of. President Roosevelt
REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTIONS.
' Eaton. Ohio. May 14. — Rival 3d District Re
publican conventions were heid here to-day, and
two candidates were named for Congress. Doth
conventions have, however, instructed the dele
gates to the national convention for Taft. The
Uleser convention named Herbert G. Catrnw as
candidate for Congress. The ousted delegates
met in the*open air and nominated Harding.
Stockton. Cal . May 14. — Republicans of the fith
I District yesterday elected as delegates to the
national convention James H. Hebern. of Pallnas,
1 and R. Roberts, of James H. th« choice of these
and R Roberfp, of M&daira; the chnii« of i|MM
two 1* a victory for the old party organization
nnicKcruucn hk MctropoUtan and Extpa Be er
3OTTLEV AT THE BTtEti/Elty.
Third Avenue. 90th to 92d Street. New York City.
The Public is cordially invited to inspect afe any time
«)UR NEW UP-TO-DATE BOTTLING PLANT.
us against the Lincoln-Roosevelt League. The
delegates were instructed for Taft.
Danville. Va . May IS —The negro Republicans
of the sth District, in convention here yesterday,
elected delegates and alt«rnates to the Chicago
convention, besides adopting resolutions denounc
ing the action of the Lily White Republicans In
excluding the negroes from their party councils.
H. T. Adams, white, of Franklin County, and J.
R. Wilson, colored, of Danville, were named as
delegates, and W. B. Brown, white, of Franklin
County, and George W. Kison, colored, of Dan
ville, as alternates.
Portland. Ore.. May 14.-Th- Ist Congress DistriH
Republican Convention to-day elected R. E- Will
iams and C. A. Sohlbred delejrat»s to th« national
convention and instructed them for Taft.
Birmingham. Ala., May 14.— Th« contesting Re
publican convention of th» 9th District to-day elect
ed John Towers and- J. A. Duffoy (negro), of
Birmingham, delegates to the national convention.
and J. B. Sloan, of Blount County, arfd T X S*n
ion (negro), of Birmingham, alternate*. The dale
gates go unlnstructed.
Raleigh. N. <'.. May 14.— A* a result or the action
of the credential." committ<*> in excluding from the
2d District Republican convention at Kinston to-day
contesting- negro delegations from nix of the eight
counties of the district, two delegations will go to
the Chicago convention. The negro delegates, led
by Lee Person, negro, left the "Lily White" con
vention, organized, elected "Bill" Watson and a
man named Pearson, negroes, delegates to Chicago,
and indorsed Foraker. Th« "regular" . convention,
elected D. W. Pat/lck and W. F. Autland delegates
to the national convention, and indorsed, Roosevelt's
policy and Taffs candidacy.
KEYSTONE DELEGATES FALL AWAY.
[ By Tolegraph to The Tribune. ]
Piltsburg, May 14.— Another member of the Penn
sylvania delegation to the Republican RMfcMßi
Convention, instructed for Knox, announces that he
will vote as he ptoises. Ha Is A. M. Christie, of
Butler. This makes the fourth delegate who haa
so announced himself, tlie others being ex-Con
gres?man Thomas W. Phillips, of New Castle;
Lewis Emir)-, of Franklin, and f'arl Cappel. of this
city. They favor Taft or Hughes, while Christie
insists that ho will vote for Roosevelt.
CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE.
Mother Dying, Cousin Hurt. Father
Insane.— lncendiary's Work.
Passaic, May 14 (Special).— Mrs. Giuseppe Ottus"*
Is dying in the General Hospital from injuries sus
tained In jumping from a burning building here,
owned by John Baker, this morning. In quitting
the. building she left her three children, who were
afterward burned to death.
The fire was started by incendiaries in the tene
ment house at No. 42 Monroe street. Tuny satu
rated the halls with kerosene and placed a hair
quart bottle of oil where !t would do most damage.
The fire spread to the surrounding buildings and
caused about 110.000 loss. The dead (tirla are
Giuseppa Ottuse, nine year* old; Providen* ia Ot
tuse. five years old, and Eleanor Ottuse. k»n
months old. Ottuse. while temporarily insane, tried
to kill himself, after learning that his thro* chil
dren were dead and hi 3 wife was dying. He ts
Mr*. T^.uisa Pac^d. a cousin of Mrs. Ottusr. who
lived In the same house, was seri'>u«!r hurt, an«i
may not recover.
BIG BOSTON FREIGHT TBAFFIC PLAN.
Submitted to Metropolitan Improvement
Commission by G. W. R. Harriman.
f By Telegraph tn Th« Tribune.
Boston, May 14.— The most comprehensive plan
ever devised for Boston's freight traffic haa been
presented to th« Metropolitan Improvement Com
mission by George W. R. Harriman. civil engineer
and railroad expert. It includes a new holding
company controlled by the state to own th« stock
of all Boston roads; the development of the water
front by a further system of piers at South Bos
ton. East Boston. Scmantum and on th« Mystic
River; the using of the Park Square Station tut a.
great terminal for all electric roads, and the Her
trification of all roads within the. metropolitan dis
trict, connecting with all present subways. Fur
ther plans are provided for utilization of all waste
space with a system of freight and passenger tun
nels and freight forwarding terminals outside the
STRANGELY killed IN COLLISION.
Plate of Dominion liner Ottawa Curled
Around Sleeping Man's Chest.
Montreal, May 11.— The Dominion Lbm steamship
Ottawa, which sailed from here last Saturday
bound for Liverpool, with passengers and cargo,
and which was In collision with a collier below
Fame Point early on Monday morning, returned
to port this evening, when it became known for
the first time that John Taylor, second baker, had
been killed and four members of the crew injure.!
Taylor and the other men were sleeping in the
forecastle. When Taylor's body was found after
the collision his chest was encircled by one of
the ship's plates, which had curled around the
sleeping man. The Ottawa's passengers and cargo
are being transferred to the Kensington, of the
same line, which will sail on Saturday morning.
PATERSON WINS WATER SUIT.
Paterson. May 14.— The Chancery Court to-day
decided in favor of Paterson In Its suit brought
to compel the East Jersey Water Company to
cease diverting the waters of th« Pasnaic River
at Its nitration plant at Little Falls, for the
supply of various municipalities, among them
Paterson Itself. The decision was handed down
by Vice-Chancellor Emery at Trenton yesterday,
but Its text did not become known here until to
day. The city loses one feature of the case. for
the Vice-Chancellor holds that Patersnn has no
claim for "equitable relief of any kind" on the
ground that the alleged diminished flow lessens
the effectiveness of the stream for the purpose
of diluting the sewage.
Ptterson sued as th« riparian owner of West
Side Park, East Side Park and the engine house
lots, and the Vice-Chancellor holds that the city
has the right of a riparian owner to the flow of
the st. -ram alon?;- or over its land*.
BOSS FENCE MENDING
HE CONFERS WITH METZ.
Controller Make* It Clear Thai
He'll Stick to MrCarrcn.
.Controller M>tz, at a conference at T>!-rwi«
ico'g on Tuesday afternoon arranged by J. 9*v+
geant Cram, chairman of. the Tammany general
committee, told Charles F. Murphy that he ir.-.
tended to remain loyal to McCarren.
These are fence mendSnjc days for Charted P*.
Murphy. Sine- the stato convention, whem
Messrs. Murphy and <"V>nners tried to eliminate
Senator McCarren as a political factor la th*
state organization. Mr. Murphy has had a lot
of repairing to do. He didn't appreciate It as
the time, but haa discovered in the last tw »
or three weeks that he and Conner* committed
a huge blander.
• One day last week Mr. Murphy went to Lnn*
Inland City to se« "Paddy" Mara, th« new Demo*
; cratic boss of Queens, and thti new Borough
; President. Mr. Gresser. Mr. Murphy want**
Cassldy elected to succeed B»rDi"!. but Wat«»
Commissioner O'Brien and Mr. Mara beat htmj
and elected Orpssor.
It is not forgotten for a minute by local
Democrats that Mr. Murphy doe 3 not car* %
rap what happens to the Democrat: Stat*
organization so long as he, remains on top ii»
New York. That is why he was not at all xi
1 luctant to play ducks and drakes with th>3
state committee to get in a blow at McCarren.
The smashing was so much overdone that M -
Carren is probably stronger In. Kings County
To control the next city convention Tamman?
■will need to have th*» delegates from at least
thirty-two districts. If McCarren can carry twen
ty-two of the twenty-three districts in his owr»
county, the McClellan people will be able to de
liver four districts in Queens, with the help o*
Mara and Greaser, one In Richmond an I prob
ably five or six in Manhattan, giving control M
the anti-Murphy forces-
It seems fairly certain that Lantr Feather
son. Na?le. Ah«»arn. Williams and '■:.. wi'l
carry their respective district.*, making control
of tha convention evenly balanced, or slisj&tly
in favor of the anti-Murphy men. If Murphy
cannot nuna th*-. next city ticket he may km
to retire from the leadership of tha organiza
McCarren's main support Is the Finance De
partment. If Mr. Murphy could win over Con
i troller Metz he would have McCarren'a scalp
In short order. Hence the conference on Tues
Mr. Met?; said certainly, he was free: f«>r tlia
following Tuesday afternoon and would be g'*'!
to lunch with Mr. Cram and Mr. Murphy. F? v
people knew of tha meeting until yesterday,
when it leaked, out. Controller Metz. when
asked about it. said that there really was no
particular significance in it. and he r^rette.l
that any notice was to be taken of the subject
by the newspapers.
Mr. Metz made it clear to Mr. Murphy that
his "relations with Senator McCarren had not
changed in the least, and that he would continue
to help McCarr^n over the rough places in th»
road if ha could do go.
The local and state Civil Service commission *
within the last few months h.iv* MMM !o
th» appointment of ten more auditors in th«
Finance- Department. Th<»r«» was an un<l°r
standing among the leaders that of - .-« tha
Brooklyn "Democratic organization was to «;■'■
four, four, were to go to Tammany Baal two t »
the Republicans. It Is understood that the Re
publicans got theirs, the Brooklyn people g<^c
their four, and two more on account of dear
and resignation, but poor old Tammany Ii still
waiting in the bread line, wondering when "that
man Metz'' is going to act on the names sent
down from 14th street. That. too. was a Thins
that Mr Murphy and Mr. Cram wanted to kno v
"We discussed the political situation in Br<-w->:<.
lyn," said th«» Controller last night, when asked
about the luncheon. 'We did not talk ab-,->u.r;
state or national politics. Senator McCarren' •
name was not mentioned. It was not at all
necessary, because the gentlemen knew aiready
where I stand. They know where I stand with
regard to McCarren and with regard to Cobr.
and I know where they stand. "We simply dis
cussed the political Situation in Brooklyn."*
The McCarren men saj^ that they will carry
twenty-two of the twenty-three districts In
Kings at the September primaries, leaving Mr.
Murphy only the district where "Tom" Ft- I
is the leader. With Mara and Oresser in con
trol in Queens. McCormick in the saddle ia
Richmond, and with Haffen in The Bronx in
danger of removal by the Governor as soon a*
the report of the Commissioners of Accounts U
sifted, the anti-Tammany men certainly ar~
making things squally for Murphy. At no tins*
in the last two years hsive things been In ■ ■•■
shape for the leader of Tammany Hall.
With these points in mind, it is not difficult tn
understand why Mr. Murphy went to Queens t«»
sec Mr. Mara and then -asked for a conference
with the Controller.
SENATOR WEMPL£ RENOMINATED.
Pchenectady. N. Y. .May I».— Senator Wil'ianv
Wallace Wemple. of this city, who no* r#pr«aaß»«
the Schenectady-Saratogii district and who opposed
Governor Htighes's H|tt-rac«track bills, '♦'as to
day unanimously renonain«t*>d by th« RepiMtcan-*
of the new iftst District. r^tnjr's^i th» counti-3 cC
Sehenectadr. Schoharie and Montgomery. M"l
were no resolutions.
THE LADY IN
A story of a double
hold-up in which that
made famous by H.
B. Harriott Watson,
figures as the hero,
in next Sunday's