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the platform men who made plain the prevailing
feelinp that thought and care must be exercised
lor the future. The prepared papers were not
presented, but they will be'printed in the per
manent record. Their place was- taken first by
the ••declaration." which was adopted after dis
cussion which brought to light no serious. ob
jection to Its affirmations. Then William J.
Bryan was presented by the President. A Gov
ernors' discussion brought many state executives
in the platform, but the product was altogether
that of harmony, and the sentiments expressed
•were applauded alike by all.
THE GOVERNORS' DECLARATION.
The declaration, on which the President's re
»arks were predicated, was presented to the
conference by Governor Blanchard of Louisiana
at the opening of the session. After reading it
Mr Blanchard said that it proceeded on broad
lines and purposely avoided making specific in
dorsements of desired projects or legislation. It
W>. the Governors or the states and territories
of the United States of America, in conference as
sembled, do hereby declare the conviction that the
sreat prosperity of our country rests upon the
abundant resources of the land chosen by our fore
fathers for their home.-, and where they laid the
foundation of this gr-at nation. \\ c look upon
these resources a? a heritage to he, made us- of in
establishing and promoting th« comfort, prosperity
■nd happiness of the American people, but not to
b» wasted, deteriorated or needlessly destroyed.
W> Rgr<~- that our country's future is involved
in thif=: that the great natural resources supply the
material baris upon which our civilization must
continue to depend, and upon which the perpetuity
of the nation itself rests.
We agr*e, in th« light of facts brought to our
knowledge and from information received from
•our' which we cannot doubt, that this material
basis is threatened with exhaustion. Even as each
Fuccefding federation from the birth of the nation
*>•* performed its part in promoting the progress
and development of the republic, so do we in this
generation recognize it as a high duty to perform
our part, and this duty in large degree in the
adoption of measures for the conservation of the
natural wealth of the country. '■
We declare our firm conviction that this con
servation of our natural resources is a subject of
transcendent Importance, which should engage un
remittingly the attention of the nation, the states
and the people in earnest co-operation. These
natural resources Include the land on which we
Jive, and which yields our food; the living waters
■which fertilize the sad, supply power and form
Rreat avenues of commerce; the forests which
yield the materials for our homes, prevent erosion
of the soil and conserve the navigation and other
vises of our streams, and the minerals which form
the basis of our industrial life, and supply us
with heat, ligln and power.
We agree that the land should be so used that
•rosion and soil wash should cease, that there
should be reclamation of arid and semi-arid re
alons by means of irrigation, and of swamp and
overflowed regions by means of drainage; that
the ■waters should be so conserved and used as to
promote navigation, to enable the arid regions to
be r«*clairned by irrigation, and to develop power
in the interests of the people; that the forests,
■which regulate our rivers, support our industries
and promote the fertility and productiveness of
the soil, should be preserved and perpetuated;
That the minerals found so abundantly beneath
the surface should be so used as to prolong their
utility; that the beauty, healthfulness and habi
tshility of our country should be preserved and
increased; that the sources of national wealth
♦list forth* benefit of all the people, and that
the. monopoly thereof should not be tolerated.
We commend the wise forethought of the Presi
dent in sounding the note of warning as to the
•waste and exhaustion of the natural resources of
the country, and signify our high appreciation of
his action in calling this conference to consider the
same and to seek remedies therefor through co
operation of the nation and the states.
We agree that this co-oneration should find ex
pression in suitable action by the Congress within
the limits of *jid co-extensive with the national
jurisdiction of the subject, and complementary
thereto by the legislatures of the several states
within the limits of and co-extensive with their
We declare the conviction that in the use of the
natural resources states are interdependent and
bound together by ties of mutual benefits, responsi
bilities End duties: -
We agree in the wisdom of future conferences
between the President, members of Congress and
the Governors of the states regarding the conser
vation of our natural resource?, with the view of
continued co-operation and action on the lines sug
reated. And to this end we advise that from time
ie time, as in his Judgment may seem wise, tn<*
President call the Governors of the states, members
of Congress and others into conference.
We agree that further action is advisable to as
certain the present condition of our natural re
sources and to promote the conservation of the
*a.me And to that end we recommend the appoint
ment by each state of a commission on the con
nervation of natural resources, to co-operate with
each other and with any similar commission on be
half of the federal government. «^~ of forest
Ye urc the .-ontUuation and exter.ston of forest
policies adapted to secure the husbanding and re
newal of our diminishing timber supply, the pr«
>-ntion of soil erosion, the protection of head
waters, and the maintenance of the purity and
navigability of the streams. We recognize
the private ownership of forest-lands entails re
sponsibilities in the interests of all the people and
favor the enactment of laws looking to the
protection and replacement of privately owned
J °vV> t reeoifniz<' in our waters a most valuable asset
of the people of the United State-, and we recom
mend the enactment of laws looking to the con
servation of water resources for irrigation •water
•lupply. power and navigation. -to the end tnjit
navigable and course streams may be brought
under complete control and fully utilized for e-tsry
purpose. We specially urc« on the federal Con
gress the immediate adoption of a wise active
and thorough waterway policy, providing for the
prompt improvement of our streams and conserva
tion of their watersheds required for. the uses of
.commerce and the protection of the Interests vi
our people. , .
We recommend the enactment of laws looking to
the prevention of wast* in the mining '"and" extrac
tion of coal. oil. gas and other minerals, with a
view to their wise conservation for the use of th'
people, and to the protection of human life In the
Let us conserve the foundation"" of our prosperity.
THANKS THE GOVERNORS.
President Says Conference Has
Done Good — Speeches.
Washington. May 15.— The third and !:t*t day of
the conference of Governors began with every In
dication that important action would result. A full
attendance was present, and President Roosevelt
called the conference to order at 10:15 o'clock. Gov
ernor Blanchard of Louisiana, chairman of the
committee on resolutions, .at once asked for and
received recognition to present the declaration of
At the close of Governor Blanchard's explanation
at the declaration of principles. Governor Glenn
suggested that the Governors meet in conference
■with the President whenever two-thirds of the
Governors requested it.
Governor Folk of Missouri, in supporting the
t"j|rg*stion of Governor Glenn. Bald that he did so
because of "his objection 1 to taking any action
which might hereafter form a precedent. He ex
pressed the highest regard ' for the office of Presi
dent or the United States and a -high personal re
gard for Its present occupant. Governor Folk took
occasion to. express the benefit lie had received
from the conference and the good he believed it
had accomplished. At this point Governor Glenn
•rose and. acting as he said upon the suggestion
of the Governor of Kentucky, -whom he had found
to be a very wise man, wanted to withdraw his
motion amending the declaration.
President Jtoo^evelt before putting the declaration
to a vote said h* believed that any President
needed only the information that a conference of
Governors would be agreeable to the Governors as
an inspiration to call one. The report was then
adopted, no dissenting voices being heard.
The President then said he wished to say one
word before proceeding; with the regular pro
gramme. -One word of appreciation." he began.
•a* to the high plane of thought and action on
which the Governors have carried on thl* confer
.-. I believe the conference has done rood. I
believe it will do very much good, and the reason
is in the spirit in which you gentlemen have ap
proached your task. You have worked efficiently
THE AEOLIAN CO..
362 Fifth Aye., New York.
9K the furtherance cf the public good, and I
heartily thank you for what you have done." ,
Mr. Bryan then was introduced by the President
and began his address. He was followed by Gov
ernors Comer of Alabama. Meade of "Washington,
lianly of Indiana, Willson of Kentucky. Hoch of
Kansas and BhrHirn of Nebraska and Lieutenant
Governor Davidson of Texan. A paper was read
for Governor Cummins of lowa, who was detained
by Illness in his family. Professor E. R. Johnson,
I>r. G. M. Kober and 11. S. Putnam presented ad
dresses to be printed In the record.
Mr. Bryan said in part:
I am a strict constructionist. if that means
to believe that the federal government is one of
delegated powers and that constitutional limita
tions should be carefully observed. I am jealous
of any encroachment upon the rights of the states,
believing that the states are as Indestructible as
the Tnion is indissoluble. It in. however, entire
ly consistent with this theory to believe, as 1 do
believe, that it is just as imperative that the
general government shall discharge the duties
delegated to it as it is that the states shall exer
cise the powers reserved to them. There is no
twilight zone between the nation and the state
in which exploiting interests ran take refuge from
boOi and my observation is that mo 6t — not all. but
most — of the contentions over the line between
ration and state are traceable to predatory cor
porations which are trying to shield themselves
from deserved punishment or endeavoring to pre
vent needed restraining legislation.
It should be our purpose not only to preserve the,
nations resources lor future generations by reduc
ing waste to a minimum, but that we should se«
to it that a few of the people do not monopolize
that which is in equity the property of all the peo
ple The earth belongs to each generation, and it
is as criminal to fetter future generations with
perpetual franchises, making the multitude ser
vants lo a favored faction o: the population, as It
would t»e to unnecessarily impair the common store.
I am glad that Secretary Garfleld emphasized this
point. It is one that must always be kept in mind
by the nation and by the several states.
Ex-Governor Blanchard of Louisiana moved that
the convention adjourn sine die. but before put
ting the motion President Roosevelt said he wished
to extend his thanks to those who had attende-1
'The AVhite House," he said, 'has held many
distinguished gathering* in its day, but 1 do not
believe it has ever held a* distinguished a leather
ing as this, composed of the Governors and the
representatives of the executives of ail the slates
of the Union
"I thank you for coming, and I can assure you
that, at least, no guests have ever been more wel
come than you have been to the White Houee."
The President then at 12:45 o'clock declared the
conference adjourned sine die.
"HE LAID DOWN ON ME." SAYS GATES.
John W. Sues John E. Madden. Who Denies
That He Owes Him Anything:.
John W. Gates and John E. Madden are new at
odds over a gum that Gates says iladden owes him.
The amount involved is said to be only $4,700. When
Mr. Gales was asked yesterday about the suit he
sail: "I bought porno stocks for him. and he laid
down on me." Mr. Gates said that no racetrack
transaction was involved.
Madden was quoted as saying that he did not
owe a cent to Gates. "The truth of the affair is."
he is reported to ha/c explained, "he tried to get
me Into a stock deal involving Texas Oil and Re
public Steel. At last he told me that he had his
strong box full of those stocks and that not a
6harc of it was for sale.
"As a favor to me he offered to see a Mr. Fau
chot and see if he could not get me some of the
stock. This was in return for information he had
about my horses, but it was a favor 1 didn't ap
preciate and didn't accept.
■"Now that he no longer comes to me and finds
out more about my horses than I know myself, he
sues for money that I don't owe him, and I will
fight the suit in every court in the state. And,
what's more, I'll win, because Gates knows in his
heart that I don't owe him a cent."
TRANSCONTINENTAL AUTO RACE.
Contest Proposed for Stock Cars to Start
from Here in Aug-ust.
As the ie«ult of a meeting of automobile rnanu
fUcturer:; and their representative* held last night
in the Times Building, in 42*1 street, the holding of
a transcontinental automobile race from New York
ti> San Francisco and back again was proposed, to
start about August 15.
It was the sentiment that the race should be one
for testing both the speed »nd endurance of stock
cars. The following were appointed a committee
to formulate the .conditions: Jefferson Demont
Thompson, chairman of the racing board of the
American Automobile Association; A. K. Pardln;;
ton, of. the Long Island Automobile Club, and Rob
ert L*-e Morrell, of the Automobile Club of America.
YOUNG BOY FOUND AFTER 43 DAYS.
Brooklyn Child, Deserted by Captors, Unable
To Tell About Them.
Bartolo 'Jiuffre. the thre^-and-ono-half-year-oM
boy who was kidnapped from tho home of his
parents at Xo. 121 Uridge street. Brooklyn, forty-
Three days ago, was returned to them yesterday.
The day after Jhe little fellow disappeared his
father, who is a grocer, received a letter demand
ing a ransom of $2,<M>. Two days later in another
letter tile price was advanced to J5,U00.
Policeman Kallon. of the Bedford avenue station,
found the. boy Bleeping In the. hallway ut No. Jio
South Ist street at 1 o'clock yesterday morning.
The youngster was well dressed and had appar
ently been well cared for. He had only one answer
to every question put i" him, and that was "Yes."
STATE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD MEETS.
Albany, May 15.— State Civil Service Com
mission, at its meeting to-day, agreed, subject to
the approval of Governor Hughes, to the classifi
cation of several places in the non-ccmp^titlve
elites They Include the office of deputy superin
tendent of marine fisheries in the office of the For
est. Fish and Game Commission; four assistant
counsel, secretary to counsel, clerk of secretary
in the office of the New York Charter Revision
Commission, and five additional examiners of trans
fers of stocks in the office of the State Controller.
The commission denied the application of Junes
S. Whlpple, State Forest, Fish and Game Commis
sioner, for the classification in the non-competi
tive clasa.of the office of secretary to the superin
tendent of marine fisheries and assistant superin
tendent of state forests.-
The Commissioner announced that 725 of the 2,734
candidates who tried fthe recent examination for
clerk and Junior clerk in the state's service were
TAMMANY LOSES PRIMARY SUIT.
Tammany Hall pat a letback yesterday when
the Appellate Division handed down a decision in
which all the justices (Ingrahain, Clarke, Laugh
lin. Houghtou and Scott) concurred, reversing un
order granted in Bpecial Tfrra, last fail, directing
the Board of Elections to publish the call for the
Democratic primary election h»-ld September 24,
IW7, in accordance with the statements certified
and delivered to the board by the chairman of
the general committee of the Democratic organ
ization of New York County. The decision is in
tended to prevent a recurrence of the methods
employed in the 3ith Assembly District for holding
PLANS FOR NEW PRISON CONSIDERED.
Albany, May 10. — The commission appointed to
select a site and pass on plans for a new state
prison to take the place of .Sing Sing Prison to
day considered plans submitted by thirty-four ar
chitects for an institution estimated to cost about
$2,000,000. The site selected some time ago Is
on Eear Mountain, near lona Island and Highland
Lake, on the border line between dockland and
The commission iias received an appropriation
this year of $100,000, which will cover the cost of
the preliminary work anU the foundation of the
proposed new prison.
CONEY ISLAND MURDERER AT LARGE.
lyouis Poggl. alias "Louie the Lump," who shot
and killed Samuel Petetiwldz, alias "Cyclone Louis."
and Max Zweibach, alias "Kid Twist." on the
Bowery, Coney Island, Thursday night, was still
at large last night. He is said to have a big po
litical "pull." Carroll Terry, the singer in one of
the resorts, who was the caws* of the shooting and
who was herself shot through the shoulder, is still
in the' hospital. It is said she will recover. Mabel
Leo/i, the other, girl, has not been found by the
police.. ■■'/.;'.:'. . l --.-... i, :
The Con«"j" Island Board of Trade at a special
meeting held last night at Stauch's adopted a
resolution, to be sent to Mayor Me '!•=■' lan and Com
rn!«k>ivr Bingnam. suggesting the return of' old
patrolmen- transferred to other tin— . because
they are familiar with the Coney Island precinct.
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, 31 Al f 16, 1908.
HEABINGS ON BILLS
View* on Important Measures Pre
sented to Governor Hughes.
fßy Telesraph to The Tribune.. ]
Albany, May 15.— Final hearings were given this
afternoon by Governor Hughes on the Robi-non
bill, designed to facilitate the construction of sub
ways in New York City by private capital; the
Frawley bill, permitting the city of New York to
buy the Steinway tunnel; the bill of the Assembly
Railroads Committee, reducing from 10 to 5 cents
the fare between New York and Coney Island, and
the bill of the Senate Cities Committee, permitting
the Interborough to charge 10 cents from points
in "Westchester County and extending subway fran
chises in fifty years.
The Robinson bill was vigorously opposed by
several speakers, who asserted that it tended to
five capitalists permanent franchises, and that it
was a step backward in the path toward municipal
Charles Sprague Smith, of the People's Institute,
headed the opposition, and said thnt the people
were only just awakening to the value of their
possessions, and that tiiis bill was a transgression
of the rights of the people.
Calvin Tomkins, of the Reform Club, declared
that the capitalistic Influences behind this bill
depended not on the good faith of the Public
Service Commission, not on the good faith of the
Board of Estimate and Apportionment, but on
their bad faith, anu that they also depended on
the Governor not seeing the bad effect the bill
would have on the city of New York.
Other opponents of the bill were Frederic C.
Leubuscher. president of the Manhattan Single
Tax Club; ex-yherlff Flaherty of Kings and Rob
ert A. Stewart, of the Independence League.
Senator Brush, who headed the delegation for
the bill, said that the city of New York was con
fronted by a condition and not a principle. "And
New York," he said. "Is in a bad condition as far
as traffic is concerned. The city has no money
and it needs $150,000,000 and needs quickly to get
Among others who spoke in favor of the bill
were Frederick W. Rowe, chairman of the Citi
zens' Central Committee, of Brooklyn, represent
ing forty-four civic bodies; Allan Robinson, of
the Allied Real Estate Interests; Charles H.
Sohnoille. of the T'nited Real Estate Owners' As
sociation, representing ten thousand real estate
owners, and K. I). Fisher, of the Flatbush Tax
The only one who opposed the Steinway tunnel
bill was Robert A. Stewart, who said that the only
one who would benefit by It would be August Bel
mont, as the tunnel would be a feeder to his
Queens County railroad. Assistant Corporation
Counsel McGoldrick declared that the city ought
to have the right to purchase the tunnel, and if
something in this line were not done soon New
York would have a difficult traffic problem to solve.
Ex-Senator Brush favored the bill, as did J. P.
Kohler, who declared that If twenty tunnels were
being built under the East River the city should,
buy them. "Business and traffic." he said, "are now
all going- over to Jersey and should be • rned the
William M. Dyckman. representing the Coney
Island & Brooklyn Railway Company, was the first
speaker against the Coney Island bill.
"We are in active competition with the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit." he said, "and w« must be let
alone. We ere now charging Jive cents for the
fare to Coney Island on every day but holidays,
Saturdays and Sundays. It is absolutely necessary'
that wo be allowed to chars* a 10-cent fare on
these days in order to pet a return on the money
paid for a large number of cars used in carrying
the oummer traffic, and which lie idle a large part
of the year."
Charles A. Collin. represent, rig the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit, told the Governor that it now was
up to him to determine whether he should use
executive power in reducing th« fare or should
leave It to the Public Service Commission.
The bill was also opposed by representatives of
several Brooklyn civic organizations, including
Walter Brown, of the Brooklyn Board of Trade;
ex-Senator Brush, Edward T. Flatter, of the Flat
bush Taxpayers' Association; T. B. Aekenon, of
the Flake Terrace Association, and J. P. Kwiiler,
of the West End Boar I of Trade.
. Those / who favored ti» bill were Senators Me
-Mantis and McCall. A3»#tnblym«-:i Wagner, Hackett
and Francis, ex-Sheriff Flaherty and Elections
Eighteen of th» leading Ufa Insurance companies
of the East were represented ut the bearing on
the Insurance bill. The argument was opened by
George K. Ide, president of the Home Life com
pany. No opposition to the i.iii was expressed.
The companies represented at the hearing included
the New York Uf>-. the Home Life, the Security
Mutual, Mutual Life. Equitable Life. Manhattan
IJfe. Washington Life, United State* Life, Ger
mania Life. Metropolitan Life, National Life of
Vermont, New England Mutual, of Boston; Pru
dential, of Newark; Aetna Life, of Hartford; John
Hancock Mutual. of Massachusetts; Phoenix
Mutual, of Hartford; Connecticut General, of Hart
ford, and Provident Life and Trust, of Philadelphia.
The life underwriters' associations of Now York,
of the Hudson Valley, of Syracuse, of Rochester
and of Buffalo and the National Association of
Life Underwriters were represented.
The arguments In favor of the bill were based
on the contention that the securing of new busl
n«s» by the companies will be seriously handi
capped If the present provision In the Armstrong 1
insurance law is continued unamended. The agents
presented the argument that many of their as
sociates are gradually turning to other occupations
because the commissions under the existing law
are not large enough to support them.
MEYER WILL WOEK TO BEAT BRYAN.
Former State Chairman Says He Will Go to
Denver to Do His "Utmost."
Cord Meyer, former chairman of the Democratic
State Committee, said yesterday In Controller
Metis office that he waa going to the Denver con
vention to do his utmost to prevent the nomination
"Certainly I'm going." «ai<l Mr. Meyer. "It is
the duty of every good Democrat to go U> Denver
and prevent the nomination Of Bryan."
"Are you doing anything in a practical way to
prevent his nomination?" he was a«kf-d.
"We are doing all we can." suid Mr. Meyer. "New
York is all right, and so Is New Jersey. New York
Is against Bryan, and has so declared more than
once. Charlea F. Murphy is against Bryan's nomi
nation, and he represents the sentiment of the
Democrats of tins city and state."
"Will Mr. Murphy oppose Bryan at the Denver
"Undoubtedly he will," was the prompt answer.
"Bryan's nomination would be a bad thins for the
Democratic party. He canr.ot carry this state. Ha
lias tried it twice and was overwhelmingly defeated.
He has been wrong on every great Issue, before the
country in the last twelve years. Look «t what
happened to his currency ideaji In the House yes
terday. He got only six votes. Not even the Demo
crats would stand for him."
SENATOR FOELXER TAXES MORTGAGE.
For $30,000 on Manufacturing — Rap
idly Recovering Health.
The Blnney-Godfrey Company, of Kent avenue
and Rodney street, Brooklyn, has filed In the office
of the Register of Kings County a mortgage for
$30,000 made out in favor of State Senator Otto G.
Foelker. A certificate of title, issued by the Title
Guarantee and Trust Company, accompanied the
The Instrument *vas drawn up on May 4. The
mortgage matures on May 14, 1914. It bears 6 per
cent interest. The property mortgaged is the north
east corner Of Kent avenue and Rodney street,
owned and occupied by the Blnney-Godfrey Com
pany, which manufactures structural Iron and steel.
l>r. J. Pr«*scott Grant, who performed the opera
tion for appendicitis on Senator Foelker, said yes
terday that the Senator was rapidly recovering.
Dr. Grant said that when he was called in an
operation was absolutely necessary. , Had one not
been performed Senator Fortkei's life would have
been In jeopardy, the doctor declared.
TAMMANY TO DENVER ON ERIE.
The first special train to be chartered by the
Tammany Hall organization for the trip to Denver
will leave Jersey City over the Erie Railroad at 9
a. m. on July -4. The Erie company has ordered
six twelve-section- sleepers, ■ bapgajecar and a
(lining car (or ib« part**
DESMOND DUNNE RESIGNS
Brooklyn Commissioner of Public
Works Says He's Too Busy.
Desmond Dunne resigned suddenly as Commis
sioner of Public Works of the Borough of Brook
lyn yesterday. President Coler, who received his
resignation when attending a meeting of the
Board of Estimate, promptly accepted it when he
returned to his office.
President Coler denied stories that there had
been friction between himself and his Commission
er of Public Works. He was quite willing, how
ever, to admit the truth of Mr. Dunne's state
ment in his letter of resignation that the business
of the Desmond Dunne Company needed all of Mr.
There was no politics in the resignation, it was
declared. Mr. Dunne waa not and is not a poli
tician. He has independent means and large r^al
estate interests. He found he could not give them
the time they required.
President Coler says that politics will have noth
ing to do with the appointment of Mr. Dunne's
successor. Those familiar with the situation were
predicting last night that John Heffernan, Presi
dent Coler's private secretary and borough sec
retary under President Uttleton, would be the
next Public Works Commissioner. He was for
many years a newspaper man. Is a member of the
hi.r and is in every way fitted for the position, his
Undoubtedly some pressure will be brought to
bear on President Coler by his political allies, the
anti-McCarren forces, to use the vacancy to fur
ther the downfall of Senator McCarren. Only re
cently William E. Melody, leader of the 4th As
sembly District, whose resignation was demanded
by Controller Metz when he deserted McCarren.
was fixed up with a berth under President Coler
a* Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. It has
been suggested to President Coler that Patrick V
Lynch leader of the 23d district, who also desert
ed MtCam would be much pleased to receive a
DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS CONFER.
Conners. Glynn and McCabe Meet— Glynn
Mentioned for Governorship.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Alhanv May 15,-As tho result of a conference
hero to-d:.v between Democratic State ch.-urman
Conner*. State Controller Martin H. Glynn and
State Commltteeman Patrick K. M'-Labe. of Al
bany. It i« understood that Controller Glynn ex
pect* to go to New York on Monday or Tuesday
and confer with Charles F. Murphy regarding the
Democratic political situation.
Friends of Controller Glynn are openly advocat
ing his candidacy for th- Governorship nomina
tion an<l one of them suggested to-night that his
vi-lt to Mr. Murphy might bring up this question.
SAYS HUGHES BOOM IS STRONG.
H. B. Mingle Thinks Governor Will Get
Harry B. Mingle, secretary of the Hughes Infor
mation Bureau, said yesterday that the Hughes
Presidential boom was waxing mightily.
"We have received hundreds of letters from all
around the country pledging support for Hughes."
said Mr. Mingle. "It is not so much a question of
tl.e pre-eminent fitness of Secretary Taft for the
Presidency as it Is a Question of carrying the State
of New York for tiie candidate of thti Republican
party. Every one concedes that Secretary Taft, on
account of his long and varied experience, is th*
best equipped man for the place, but can he carry
New York? That Is the question that is bothering
the leaders, ami it will continue to bother them.
We know that (Kivernor Hughes could easily carry
New York, and that la why we expect ha will be
nominated at Chicago."
FORAKER BREAKS TAFTS SOLID OHIO.
Indorsed by 17th District — Contesting Dele
gation May Be Chosen. .
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
CosßOCton, Ohio. May Is.— lndorsing Senator For
aker for the Presidency, the Republicans of the
17th Ohio District here to-day broke Taft'a solid
Ohio delegation. Of the thlrty-flve delegates twen
ty-two voted for the Foraker resolutions ana" for
C. B. McCoy, of Coshoctoa, and Dr. H. Bertho
l.-tte. of Wayne County, Foraker men. for national
delegates. A contesting delegation probably will be
TEXAS CONVENTION INDORSES TAFT.
Some Delegates See Plan to Stampede to
Roosevelt in Lack of Instructions.
Fort Worth, Tex.. May -The "regular" State
Republican Convention here to-day passed reso
lutions indorsing Taft for the Presidency and the
administration of President of Roosevelt. The dele
gates were not Instructed, however, and It is be
lieved by some delegates that tnls action was
taken to permit the Texas delegation to start a
stampede for Roosevelt's nomination if the situa
tion becomes favorable. Texas will send two »<»ts
of Republican delegates to Chicago, the "reorgan
ized" division of the state party having been railed
to meet In Waco later this month.
TWO MORE DELEGATES FOR TAFT.
[Ily ' I »iCT-a['h to TIM Tribune. 1
Bnreveport, La., May IR.— The 4th District Re
publican Convention here ti>-day elected S. H.
HcilltiK"!- »n<l S. F. Steero delegates and V. M. Rich
arid S. H. Ralph alternates to the Republican Na
tional Convention, passed resolutions indorsing the.
Koosevelt administration and instructed for Tuft.
BRADLEY MAY SECOND FAIRBANKB.
Illy Telegraph to The Tribune ]
I^exlngton, Ky .. May 15— W. O. Bradley. I'nlted
States Senator-elect, may yet make the second
ing speech nominating Vice-President Fairbanks
for the Presidency at the Chicago convention. Sen
ntor Bradley, who waa defeat e»l by the Taft men
as a dek'Kuto, will go an an alternate from the 2<i
CONTESTED VIRGINIA DISTRICT.
Winchester, Vu., M;.y 15.— The contesting 7th Dis
trict Republican convention here to-day elected
< 'olonel H. B. Murphy, of Warren and Charles
Hammer, of Kockinpham, delegates and two
negroes as alternates to the national convention.
While the delegates were uninstrueied, they are
known to be unti-Taft.
FILE TWENTY-TWO ANTI-TAFT CONTESTS
Chicago, May 15. — Notices of twenty-twc contests
have hem receive.! by the Republican National
Committee In advance of the meeting of the suh-
COmmittee on arrangements. The contestants 1 :i\«
until May 27 to file their papers, and they are ex
pected to number '-"•Hi when they are all In. The list
as prepared by Secretary Dover follows:
Alabama, state and 4th and Oth districts; Arkan
sas. 6th district: Florida. 3.1 district; Georgia, IM.
3d, Btb and Bth districts, Mississippi, stat« and sth,
Cth. 7th and Bth districts; Missouri, luth, llth and
]2th districts; Ohio, 6th district; South Carolina. Ist
and ith districts; Tennessee, M and 7th districts.
In these contests fUIIJT Sts>ll< delegates are in
volved, it being a case of Taft against the tteld in
all of them. Contests will probably be tak»n up
REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTIONS.
-»ayor Pierre Garven of Bayonne and Joseph A.
Dear, of Jersey City, were selected aa the delegates
from tl-e 9th (N. J.) Congress District last night to
the Republican National Convention. Clarence I,
Van Deeren, of Harrison, und James Allardlce, of
Jersey City, are alternates. Judge John A. Hlalr.
of Jersey City, and Qanfga Uonzuleu. of Hoboken,
were chosen as the delegates from the 10th Dis
trict, ami Henry Frunk, of Weehawken. and Henry
Bell, of I'lilon Hill, as alternates. There is some
third t>Ttn Roosevelt sentiment in the unpledged
delegations, but it is believed that before the eon
ventlon meets this will change in favor of Taft.
LOAN RATE ON POLICIES REDUCED.
During the money stringency last winter • the
Equitable Life Assurance Society- advanced ■ its
rate of Interest on policy loans.' in cases where ih«.
policy contained no loan stipulation, to 6 per cent.
It has reduced the rate now to 6 per cent and mad*
the reduction retroactive-- The difference of l-p«?r
cent will be returned at once to all who paid the
THE SUMMER VACATION GUIDE,
The summer vacation is the brisrht spot in the dull routine «| th* fMT%
work. It breaks the monotony of the daily round, and cheers and invi^orat !
for the strenuous life ahead.
America abounds with delightful I Hill II resofts in valley, on mountain,
and beside the sea. The Atlantic coast line from Labrador to Cape Hatteras
contains the greatest number of resorts voted entirely to the pursuit of
pleasure and health in the world.
One may purchase from Pennsylvania Railroad Ticket Agents, excursion
tickets to over eight hundred of these resorts, covering all the desirable place?,
from the rock-bound bays of Newfoundland to the jrentle, sandy slopes of
the Virginia beaches; from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the
Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee; in the wilds of Canada, gjagsj th»
shores of the St. Lawrence and the Great Lake*.
The famous seacoast resorts of New Jersey— Atlantic City, Cape May,
Wildwood, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Spring
Lake, Seaside Park, Beach Haven anil others, so well known that description
is superfluous— are among the most popular and the most easily accessible
resorts in the country.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Summer Excursion Book, to be obtained of
Ticket Agents at !«■ WIU ■ copy, or of the General Paoseuger Agent,
Philadelphia, by mail postpaid for 25 cents. .les<-rib*'s them all and «;ives the
rates and stop-ovor privileges allowed on tickets.
BRIDGE PROBE STARTED
< nntiou«<l from flrnt pa«e.
tions. inferior material!, or faulty erection until
definite proof is established to the contrarj.
HA:> CONTIDENCE IN DESIGN.
Thus, even after the disaster at Quebec, so con
fident were engineering authorities cf the abso
lute safety of the design, manufacture and erection
of the bridge that "The Engineering Kecord
pointed out that engineers generally would be un
willing to attribute its collapse to defective pro
portions, inferior materials or faulty erection until
definite proof was eHtabllshed. Months after this
comment appeared it waa shown that the collapse
was due to an error in figuring the stresses of
the superstructure. A commission reported that
the bridge, failed with only three-quarters of the
load It was designed to carry. The most convinc
ing evidence produced that this was the cause
of the disaster was a test made at the Phoanixville
shops of a model of the main compression mem
ber which failed and allowed the bridge to fall.
Before making this test* the investigating Com
mission ascertained definitely that the member of
the bridge wh^h failed was under an actual stress
of IS.OOO pounds to the square Inch at the time.
The model that was tested afterward failed at ex
actly th« same stress, establishing that there
had been a serious mistake made In figuring the
•tresses of the bridge.
GREATER STRESS IN WELLS BRIDGE
The Department of Bridges admits the calculated
stress upon similar members of the Blackwell's
Island bridge will be 10,000 pounds to the square
inch, or a stress 11 per cent greater than that
under which a corresponding member in the Quebec
bridge failed, it is declared by Mr. Llndenthal.
the engineer who designs*! the Blackwell's Islam!
bridge originally, that the main compression mem
bers of the bridge as erected are inferior in design
to the corresponding members of the Quebec
bridge. It is argued that Mr. Lindenthal may be
all, wrong in his opinion, but it is equally true
that the engineers of the <-u>- bridge department
may be overconfident of the safety of the struct-
ure. The strongest evidence in the/eport of the
Canadian commission of engineers was the fact
that the model tested at Ph<cnlxville failed, at ex
actly the name stress as did the memoer which
caused the bridge to collapse.
Bridge Commissioner Stevenson gives two rea
eons for refusing to have model testa made mi the
main compression members of the Blackwell's Isl
and Bridge, as suggested In The Tribune.
Tfcu :ir»t reason la that his engineers are abso
lutely certain the bridge Is safe. The answer to
that is that the engineers of the Quebec bridge
were equally certain; that even after the collapse
engineers generally, according to "The Engineer
ing Record," were unwilling to attribute the col
lapse to defective proportion!". Inferior material or
faulty erection until definite proof to that effect
CLAUSE IN' SPECIFICATIONS
The second reason given by the Commissioner i*
that, inasmuch as his engineers are perfectly cer
tain that the bridge !;« safe, it would be a wast
of public money to make the suggested tests. If
there Is any virtue In this reason the answer can
be found in the specifications which accompanied
the contract for the erection of the superstructure
of the Blackwell's Island Bridge. Clause No. 31 of
the specifications reads as follows:
Full size parts of the structure may be tested
at the option of the engineer (the city's engineer);
if tested to destruction and proved satisfactory
such material shall be paid for ait the price or
prices provided in the contract for the appropriate
Turin, and the scrap value of such. Mated parts
shall be deemed a proper anil suriieirni offset to
the cost of making such tests. If the parts da not
meet the requirements of the spnf inrilthine they
will be deemed rejected material and be solely at
the cost of the contractor.
The actual amount of public money thai would
be wasted, according to the Commissioner, in mak
ing these tests to determine the safety of one of
the city's largest bridges would be nothing more
than the remuneration of two or three expert en
gineers, not In any way connected with th«» bridge
department, who would superintend the making
of the tests, and the bare cost of the steel in thi>
members tested, at the contract price if they with
stood the teat.
SENATOR FANCHER'S SUCCESSOR NAMED.
Jamestown. N. V.. May 15.— The Republican Sen
ate convention of the itst l>i.stri.- t to-day nomi
natad Assemblyman »"harles M. Hamlitun, of Kip
ley, to succeed Senator Kancher There was M
oi>positlon to Mr. Hamilton. Mr. Fan.-iier pteeftag
his sui'Cfssor's nume before the convention.
PRICE ON HEAD OF PUSS IN CHICAGO.
Chicago, May 15.— Rockwell Sayre. an enemy of
the feline tribe, braving the concentrated wrath
Of at least two aristocratic cat clubs and many
Individual cat connoisseurs, ha«» offered 10 cents
each for the first hundred Chicago cms killed and
$1 each for the largest and second and third larg
est number of cats or kittens killed by individuals.
The offer holds good until December.
Mr. Snyre says that "cats have more diseases
than children, carry contagious diseases from
house to house, suck baby's breath, scratch chil
dren's eyes out, put fleas Into homes and hair
Into coffee and victuals."
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SMOKE POURS INTO DALY"S THEATRE.
Burning; Waste Papers Underneath Causes
Uneasiness in Audience.
Just .i.* the audience was being seated for th»
performance at Daly's Theatre last BSgM. Edward
K. Lyons, manager of the house, noticed -moll*
pourlns through the openings in the iron doors I "' a
the second floor near the office, V. Informed ttm
fireman on duty, ami Chief Croker and the class
ing fire apparatus arrived soon after. There was
much uneasiness in the audience, and several per
sons rushea from the auditorium, despite the assur*
BSMSS of the ushers that there was no danger.
The firemen found a Quantity of wast* papers
burning in tie rear of a jowetry store at Ha '.2$
Broadway, which is beneath the office of th» the
atre Thick smoke poured through the alrshaft
into tlie windows of the office and through th»
opening* in the iron doors t.> the auditorium. Ti»
Maze was put out in a few minutes a.a& t« »•**
formance given without Interruption.
MOTOR BOAT RUNS DOWN OAHSMIS.
Witness Pursues Craft. Which Failed t»
Halt, and Compels Payment for Damages.
■ Harold Brisks and George Carter, of the UsSJ
Rochelle Rowing Club, were out in a double scull
gIK on the Sound near Kcho Bay yesterday af* 9 * 1 "
noon, when they were run down by a fast motor
boat. Their gig was smashed and th-y were thrown
Into the water. The motor boat did not stop, bsi
kept on without slackening speed.
Captain Carl fuchler. in a St. Lawrence *"•
picked up the two oarsmen and took them to ••
clubhouse.' He then started in another boat*
pursuit of the offending craft. Captain Cecil*
arranged with the motor hoar crew to replace ta«
gig on condition that their names be not m*»
public. BriKK» and Carter were training for "•
Flushing Hay regatta.