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CIVIL SERVICE CHARGES
REFORM LEAGUE REPORT.
So Evidence of Coercion of Office
holders Under Roosevelt.
the result sf an Investigation relative to the
".j v «;y of federal officeholders in politics made by
special committee of the National Civil Service
Ppfcrm I>eacue. composed of Samuel H. Ordway.
picliard H. 1 wna. Robert D. Jenks. Lucius B.
Swift and Elliot H. Goodwin, the following recom
•neßdations have been made in a report just is
The extension by the" President of the classified
competitive service to the utmost limit that the
i-w Slow* legislation by Congress permitting the
SisslfloaOon of the ofiVeers whose appointment is
-ow subject to confirmation by the Senate, but who
nerfbrn* j purely ministerial functions; a clearer
definition S»d strengthening of the executive order
governing political activity in the unclassified ser
vice a»d the vesting of the power to investigate
arising under this order in the Civil Service
Commission or some other body independent of
Of the more than 300,000 passes in the federal
pervi< c 222-125 are embraced in the competitive
classified list, but those not on • Ilia list, the report
says. Mre tilled by mon of ability, thoroughly skilled
in political manipulation, who. with few excep
tions, hold theft- pianos through the. recommenda
tion of some politician. Congressman or Senator.
In the main. jit I? stated, the federal service is effi
cient. Of the South the rej>ort says:
The officeholders in the South practically con
t-r,,i the BepaUican party organization in their re-
Bt>ective states and frequently resort to unfair
mear* in order to retain their power. Their sup
port 'is a tremendous political ass> t to any candi
date f^ ir nomination. As the Southern Democratic
ftatee have as m&ny votes in the Republican rsa
tioial convention i»s the Republican states of equal
... under ordinary circumstances the
Southern fidesiiea would control the balance of
Sower In the national convention. These organiza -
*i „,,« controlled by officeholders are mainly inter
«'"e<i 1^ the distribution of the patronage nd the
Tiariirg ll * de'e.eates to conventions. It is not to
the interest ot "these ofiicehoKling cliques to elect
TVTv-itiuan < > <<ncro.=«:men or to bring about party
«3wtti' and party success, which wottld mean cur-
Siimfnt ot toss of the control of the patronagee.
Esmecial attention is call . to President Taft's
Ej:>eech at Greensboro. N. C, July ?, li*t'6, when he
The question which should address itself to the
FTrRt business imeiests of the .- ith is how much
fongf- the spectre of tilings pa>t is to hold them
to sr. allegiance that does them no good in na
tional pelWca ana deprives their communities of
tive inestimable l>encnt of two parties, each of
wfcicli. If W does wrong, lias a real chance of be
irx paaßhed for iis misconduct The struggle for
the fr<ieral offices, producing as it does jealousies
tnd strifes and disappointments, paralyzes united
effort to mr.ke the party strong at the polls and
worth" Of Miecess. As long as the Republican
part r in Ox Southern states shall represent little
save' a factional chase for fede-r.il offices In which
t;.i-:iiess men ar.-i men of substance in the com-
Ba&tty have no d*?ire to enter, we may expect the
present politieai conditions of the South to con
Of William Barnes, jr.. the Albany County lead
er, the report says:
In Albany the Surveyor of the Port is William
Barnes, jr.. tin. recognized Republicaji boss of Al
ia. ' '■'■'■ and a member of the Republican
Erate Oominlttce. He is prvprietor of "The Albany
Journal," anci Uie position of surveyor is admitted
by his friends to be a sinecure. During the last
year he has notoriously active in opposing
Governor Hushes, especially in the matter of race
track legislation, arid in the last state convention
he led the opposition to the renomination of the
Governor. The North is full of similar examples of
a large degree r.f absorption in politics, and wljen
ever the inT€rests of the patron of any officehold
er require it, his work at once becomes open and
la regard tn the charges of coercion of office
holders to obtain the nomination of a particular
candidate, it was said that evidence w«« wholly
iaciir.?. The list of appointments made by
Hr. Roosevelt was examined for a considerable
period, with his permission. From these, the com
sattse says, it was found that Presidential ap
pointments wen made prior to the convention In
the usual manner on the recommendation of Sen
ators or Congressmen who claimed the patronage
of tije asset - Of the Republican National Con
vention delegates the report says:
The official roll of delegates to the Republican
National Convention at Chicago was compared
with ti)« latest government Blue Book. It was
jBOBd that of the delegates to the Chicago con
vention federal officeholders constituted one in
tea and of the delegations from the Southern
etates nearly one in three, and of some Southern
Kates Bare than half. These officeholders were
political that is. outside of the jurisdiction of the
Civil Service act. and In most cases their appoint
ment was subject to confirmation by the I nited
Th<» committee says that Mr. Roosevelt took a
Sedded step in advance toward checking the con
sequences of activity by officeholders in politic?
when he issued his order of June 3. l'»T. forbidding
employes in the competitive service to take part
in political management or in political campaigns.
This order was enforced in the last campaign.
The lan administration comes In for commenda
tion, the report saying:
■he. law) ■dmlnlstration made un
tnpetent men. and 1
Congresrae: -■ trs <>r party comi
- ■ find out tlie fitness ol
i" the Southern ptat^s. owing
hy Republicans, many
office I • nsly punished.
OHDAIXED liV BISHOP.
Deacons and Elders 'Admitted at
New York East Conference.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Stamford, Conn.. April 4.— Five candidates re
ceived d-acon'B orders end nine were admitted us
elders by Bishop Goodpell at this afternoon's ses
sion of the New York East Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
The conference love feast was led by th- Rev.
"KTUiaai P. Kstes. of Brooklyn. At • p. m. Bishop
Goodseli discoursed on "The Call of God to Human
ity." He paid th*t he believed the American people
*■ a nation were called of God to propagate the
teachings of the Kingdom of God in education and
religion. The incarnation of God in Christ's nativ
ity, hi *?.:■!. was the culmination of Jewish propa
«y- He i:rped t!ie ministers to remember that they
■*ere called of God. and h»d received the divine
commission to preach the Gospel to every creatur*.
A- 8 p. m. members of th« Grand Army of the
HepuMic were addressed in their hall by the Rev,
v -" M. Carr. of The Bronx, and th» Young Men's
Christian Association by l>r. M. V Bovard. At the
same hour & men's ro»£s meeting was addressed by
"^iniam Phillips Hall, the evangelist. Edward J.
Tapper the Mayor of Stamford, presiding.
The anniversary of the Board of Sunday Schools
«r.<i On Board of Eviration was observed at 7:30
p. m.. Dr. B. M. Tipple presiding. The Roy. Dr.
David G. Dowr-ey, corresponding secretary of the
Bozrd of Sunday School*, said that 95 per cent of
the ministers c?me from the Sunday school, that *3
P fr cent of church nvmbrs came from the same
souro. and that 70 per cent of the churches were
started from the Fun<sa y schools.
FOURTEEN NEW ELDERS AND DEACONS
Bishop McDowell Presides at New York Con
At the New y ork conference of the Methodist
.' ll ~ pa: Church in Ossining yesterday there was
* love f^ast *it S:3i) a . m . At 11 o'clock Bishop
MrDowell ordained seven candidates as deacons—
SjjPjj A-lron. Ktah M. ■ MM*, J. W. Chazey.
„ nw p. McCJellaa. James Charbonier. C. C.
■""*• and Frederick L. l Mr *.
* Ht - V - I>r - ■*•. of White Plains. N. Y.
I.,"'** the conferer.ee missionary sermon in the
ai-cmoon. This was followed by the ordination of
•w met, to * |de.r«hl» by Bishop McDowell, as
ToUwp; Oliver H. T. Armstrong John Dennis. A
Var,n JWni A- * Woo<lar<1 ' <>**& Mace, James T.
*« trklow. jr.. and I. Kdward <„,,, he anill .
J«">« o f the Freedom's Aid Society and of
■ «mit league *.... held in the evening.
"The Return M « E*h«r- by Max Marcin. i, an
-.., st of , and religiouß
t4 u^ MiB "' n ' SeCtf °" ° f — Sunday.
Of Interest 3n
Ne to XOornen
The Holy Snpper - I deed,
In whats ■ we share with another's need;
Not what \V(- jziv-. >>vit aliat we si
the gift without t
Who gives himself iritli his alms feed? three-
Minis. -it", his hui - ■ and me.
—James Russell Lowell
As some of the members receive begging letters
from unworthy people who are strangers to them
and to the T. S. S-, it becomes necessary again
to request that all such tetters be forwarded to the
Johanna, of White Plains, N. V.. hns sent $■">:
S. F.. of Ohio. IS, for Easter Bunshine; E. A. P., of
New Jersey. $7. as special cheer for an invalid
faini'i. 1 . ; Airs. Jerome, ad sfiss t«evy, 15
cents, f'>r badges; Miss Sutherland, 9 cents for
postage, ("or little crippled boy, Mrs. K. Barker,
<;f Manhattan, has given > : K. B 8., of Brooklyn,
.?-': ?;. D. M., |2; No Name, Vinrennes, Vt.. $1. and
$1 was left at !h.> ofßce.
There are many invalids, very destitute, who
have always received substantial Easter gifts
through the T. S. S., but !t seems that many will
be disappointed this yeiir unless Immediate re
sponses are made to the plea for an Easter fund.
There are many to whom an Easter card or some
small gift is sufficient, but it is the ' ■'■■ sick that
should enlist the sympathy of those who have
much to spare, and so the president urges the
members to make their own Easter day doubly
blessed by sharing a little with those who are slcß
and despondent It Is not desired that money
should be sent to those Invalids as emergency gifts,
but rather as something significant of a hopeful
and happy Easter day, made brighter by a sun
The T. 8. S. members and friends in and near
Manhattan are cordially Invited to attend a Sun
shine party at «he "Little Missionary" branch. No.
93 St. Mark's Place <Sih streiTt, near First avenue),
on April 14. from 2 until sp. m. Miss Sara Curry
is the president, ami as she has many pool women
who would like to attend the part she sug
jrests that it be called a "pound party." Those
who do not care to take a pound of food may
make their gifts more substantial in character.
This branch is in great ... .-,! of a helping hand, as
the winter has been on« of the hardest experienced
in years by Mist Curry in her irkable work
for the poor in that section of the city. The large
sum of money bequeathed to her has never been
received, owing to a contest of the will of th>
donor. To carry on her work for humanity she
depends upon voluntary contributions. More than
125 children are cared for daily in the nurs. and
the industrial elates, cooking. sewing, etc., can
only be helped if materials are provided. The offi
cers of the T. S. P. and many branch presidents
will attend the party and assist in receiving the
guests. Tea will be served. It Is hoped that many
will arranse to attend and learn something of
what one person, animated by a real desire to help
others has been able to accomplish In cne of the
most congested districts of ihe Knst Side.
YOUNG LADIES' CLUB.
Mrs Willam F. Bailey, state president of New
Jersey is justly proud of the branch she organized
in Summit, and in speaking of the goo-i che*r do<1 *
ehe Bay*: "I know there are some wonderful T. S.
s branches that are doing Sunshine work all the
time but I question if there nre any more sealoua
workers than the g'.rl.s who constitute "■- member
ship of this club, thirty-eight in number. They dis
play the wisdom and thoushtfulnesa of older
women in the work they are -dolnß among the poor
and needy in this c immunity, l believe . Shall
have to rename them The «d Samaritan Sun-
Rhine Club.' Not a single case of sickness or desti
tution has been missed by them: rents have been
paid, and are being paid now; coal furnished, nick
ness tended, expectant mothers provided not only
with outfits and clothing, but cared for at the hos
pital at the club's expense. A brave widow with
five children, all sick with the measles, is h " in *
helped over her hard places by these girls, who
pay her rent and otherwise aid l.er."
Mrs Clarence Bun president of the T. S. S.,
who is deeply Interested in the Working Girls-
Hotel, at No. 462 West 3d street, desires to thank
all who have sent books for its library.
President of the T. S. sV: In the name of. the
board of directors I want to ihar.k T >"',
York Tribune for the item in the Sunshine depart
ment which has brought many contributions or
books to the library of the City Federal ionotel
for Working Girls. We have many very attractive
books and gratefully acknowledge how much we
owe to your kindly mtere^ de RIVERA .
Another member of the board makes a request for
two more wardrobes and a bureau for tho hotel. If
Borne of the members find they have such superflu
ous articles during the spring leaning days, will
they please remember this want und pass on what
they no longer need?
HOW A BRANCH GREW.
Mrs. a. O. Guilford, president of the Lifter
branch, at North Cuba. N. I*.. has written a l.rief
account of the origin and purpose of her branch for
the Sunshine corner In -The Cuba Free Press," a
reprint of which is -is follows:
Six years ago a little club was organised, con
sisting of the ladies residing between the Oil Creek
and North Cuba bridges It was to be a mutual
help club, and was named the "Lifters." Gossip
was prohibited, select reading and other literary
pubjects were admitted It was carried on suc
cessfully in that way until about three years ngi,
when it wa--- thought thai somewhat wirier fields of
action might be attained, and it was proposed that
we Join the Tribune Sunshine Society, which is do
ing such "- great work brightening the lives of
poor and sad humanity. All were heartily In favor
of the proposition, and now we are known a? the
I.lfter brand) of tiie T. S. 8 We retained our old
name of IJfters. as every one is ready to d" her
share to help lift the sorrow and trouble from the
shoulders of the overburdened.
Our treasury has been replenished by the penny
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY. APRIL 5, 1909.
STORAGE OF RUGS, DRAPERIES AND FURS
RUGS AND DRAPERIES, FURS AN3 FU* GARMENTS. REOIIVED FOR
STORAGE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
THE MOST APPROVED METHODS BEING U3ED FO3 THE SAFE-KE-PING
WHEN ARRANGING FOR STORAGE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ORDERS
BE PLACED FOR CONTEMPLATED ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS IN
FUR GARMENTS. AND FOR THE CLEANING AND REPAIRING O7 RUGS
LACS CURTAINS CLEANED AND STORED.
34tb &trtet. 35th £trett <mb stlj. Aureate. s«rai fork.
collection at each meeting and by articles made
and sold by the members. Though not overloaded,
it has enabled us to send into many homes sub
stantial aid, as well as love and cheer to the sor
rowful and afflicted.
Our treasury fund was happily augmented by
Mrs McKee's gift of $5 at Christmas time, for
which we were most grateful. It enabled us to
purchase material Immediately to help an unfortu
nate family. Some of our members have moved
from this vicinity, but are still welcomed when
ever they can favor us with their presence
Count that rtay lost whose slow descending sun
Views from thy band no worthy action done.
A schoolboy in Michigan writes: "Will you please
send some shoes for us children my brother and
sister and I-so we can go to school; numbers -
and 1? Father has no work, and mother, who is
a T S 3. member, Is sick all the time."
A branch president in New England is fitting
out several children of neighbors with proper
clothing, so that they may attend Sunday school.
and she modestly asks for some pretty hair rib
bons for the little girls to wear on Easter Day.
Mrs. Swift. Of Maine, writes:
••Will you kindly ask the T. S. S. members to send
some reading to my daughter, who has been sick
ouite a while, and longs for something to read.
Her address is M.S. Harlan Ellla Longfellow,
••It- you are half as kind to her as you were to
me a few years ago no one could ask for »«£V.
V Virginia member says: "1 do need a Scrip
„,.'„ concordance so much, for young people
Ll on me to help them with their Sunday school
" ns and neighbors often come to me to find
some certain Scriptural text. 1 borrow one some-
sh :^;r:aSr^^ s r:.ededb y ano r
-shut-In." and clothing. for a boy «r eleven, mother
a widow. T^rmdale Fla., would Ilk- to
SS X Y. wlshw she could have a box of
Easter by sending sou\cnlr postals.
Mis, J. Alexander. «™^'i£s2El
that immediately r ,^ ivc d an order
column of her need of wort • an<J Bhe
for Infanfs socks from Mrs. v . £
feels sure that, now sh« h« _ f««n.l ' ,
T. S. S-. she Will h^K& «
work. Iv.r address has b. en lial '«^ ^, la iiy
no. i* East ;^" i : t ( r ; p ,r,ene r«..00t..rr «..00t..r
grateful to the l- S- S-- i»' ! V-'
organizations received no attention.
Ml*, Isabella Mitchell, who teaches In a mission
£hool at Cane River. N. C. write.:
1 want to thank all the frlj-ml- "«&£
response to my ■ -v.l. ho ...» m " * r sc!ioo ,
a sufficient number now .mi »»' SJster f«ervice.
w !!! <l^ei:e lt a ama inV Iw^!1 w^!r r wUr^ea^ t tbe „,.! as
h^i^ M r^ !;fn of Kranklln. .V V.. Mrs.
f& JuK^ fed^fK
ders^of Yonker- ,- i ,?'•,,',: of V.eUw,uu.a. X^
I There were otb.-r contributions with the names
rubied off but 1 lhank them Just the same.
\ business meeting of the Friendly AM Branch
will i.. held on Tuesday ftemoon at the home of
Mrs W Lindsay. No. 104 West 84th street
\ Marsh, or Manhattan, lias kindly
„ The list furnished Included nanx
, fourteen states. Misi Man B Hatch.
ot ConnecUcut and A!. r. ■ fi
..,. members to whom a list has been sent by
■ Several Individual members have signl
fled their Intention of remembering their Inwilid
Sunshine correspondents with Easter sreetlwis. It
la to know this, so the general office will not
FQREIGN POST I-P.
Miss Mary Proctor; the astronomer, has Just-re
turned from England, where she has been giving
lectures. She .ailed at the office last week and
brought seventy-five foreign postals. including many
from the Orient. She Is having holders sent from
London, that the cards may be kept clean when
mailed as Easter tifts f' 1 "" "shut-ins.**
The little crippled boy has received m many gifts
and playthings that be needs no more. An express
box of toys, games, etc. came from Mrs. Murray
podge; picture books and cards, from Mr*. Wheel
er of Brooklyn; scrapbook. from Mrs. Woolsey, of
Greenwich. Conn.; Easter cards, two dresses, toys
1. Aitmatt & (80.
and lo crnts, from Mrs. Lincoln, of Manhattan; a
bright colored picture hook, from Master John
Clark Holmes, of Katonah. N. Y. ; a play ball and
ten pennies, from Mrs. Guild and Mrs. Swift, of
Is hia. N V.
A box of useful and fancy articles for Easter
gifts has been received from Mrs. M. E. James,
of Long Island. An unfinished afghan, with wools
to complete, was sent to the office by Miss M. E.
Montgomery, of Manhattan. The afghan was
be^un by an elderly woman, but the bright colors
hurt her eyes so much that It was decided to pass
It on to some one else who might need such cheer.
A skirt for a working woman came from Mrs. S.
H. Davis; Easter cards from Miss Johnson, of
Trenton. N. J. : mounted sea mosses from C. C. A.:
ten white Swiss caps, without a name; a box of
fine wools, from Mrs. Thome, of Greenwich, Conn.;
Easter cards, without a name: scrap pictures, from
Mrs. C. E. Grant; a box of excellent articles of
clothing and Easter cards, from a friend in Brook
lyn; cards from Miss Komormiski. of Upper Mont
clair, N. J.; a barrel of clothing, from Ashley
Falls, Mass., and a second barrel from Mr. Har
mon, of Charleatown, Mass.; men's underwear and
shirts, from M. M. M., of Staten Island. N. V.;
overcoats and women's Jackets, from R. N. L.;
a package or Easter cards, from Springfield, Vt.;
a scrapbook, from Mrs. Woolsey, and bound books
and a waist from Miss B. Kink.
THE TRIBUNE PATTERN.
Cutaway coats are always pretty for spring and
fall, and this one is especially adapted to the
younger girls. It can be made from cloth, serge,
homespun or cheviot, from the shepherd's check
that Is being utilized for coats this season, and
a little later from linen and pongee. It can be
trimmed with braid, as illustrated, or with bands
NO 6.298 TISSUE PAPER PATTEKN OF GIRI/8
CUTAWAY COAT, V"ll 10 CENT&
of contrasting material, or It can be finished with
stitched edges. Old blue broadcloth, with trimming
of black braid, is the material illustrated, how
ever, and handsome buttons effect the closing at
tho front, while smaller • ones In matching style
ornament the collar and sleeves.
The quantity of material required for the medium
•«lzo (ten year?) la 8 yards 27, I yards 44 or IS yards
62 Inches wide, with •)?* yards of braid.
The pattern. No. 6,299. Is cut In sizes for girls
six, eight, ten and twelve years old. and will he
mailed to any address on receipt of 10 cents.
Pleast? give number of pattern and age distinctly.
Address Pattern Department, New-York Tribune.
If In a hurry for pattern, send an extra 2-eent
stamp, and we will mall by letter pontage In
The custom I f dlstincuiphinu 1-etween th* mar
rled and tUt slhk« stats in the titled accorded to
women which bj sxtremely irritatinK to the twen
tieth century spinster- is iuite a modern one.
EUsabethan, Btuart and Oaorgiaa gentiewomen be
came Mrs (pronounced mistress) as soon as they
were grown up, Irrespective of their heing married
or single. Hannab .More w.is not mnrried, but do
w<> not always hear of Mrs Hannah .More? At the
h.wAf period In Fran ■■ the title madame was re
terved toi women ■•) some rink, while the wife of
the bourgeois, like his daughter, was mademoiselle.
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LOYAL LEGIOX GATHERS.
Commemoration of Lee's Surrender
in Church of the Incarnation.
The New York commandery of th« Military Order
of the Loyal Legion of the United States was pres
ent yesterday afternoon at a special service, held
in the Church of the Incarnation, In commemoration
of the surrender of Leo at Appomattox. The I>oyal
Legion celebrates the end of the. Civil War every
year. The last three or four services have been
held In th© Church of the Incarnation, where Ad
miral Farragut used to worship, and where there
is now a tablet to his memory, as well as one to
Commodore Henry Eagle.
The church was decorated with numerous Rags
and presented a patriotic appearance, even before
150 companions of the order marcheii up the centre
aisle, with trumpets and drums accompanying the
organ. The whole service was distinctly martial.
Some of the clergymen wore on their surplices
medals that had been earned in battle, while the
first hymn wa? "The Son of God Goes Forth to
War." "America" was sung toward the close of
The Rev. Will. am M
the Rev. Ge<>rg» X Nelson, ar
York; t!:e Rev. William 9
the commandery: the R
Hartford, and the Rev Prank i. H unphn
For Easter S\irvday
A BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAVURE
IN SOFT BROWN TINTS OF
LACHUVMAE -By Leighton
es^ FR.EE *^2
"With JVejct Sunday j Tribune
The picture is twice the size of this illustration
ORDER yOWR COVy tOELL IJV A.T>VA.JVCE
Trir.ity Parish. Dr. Nelson preached, th* ssbsbssw
Pews were reserved for several patriotic orders.
including: the Society 6f the Cincinnati and •-•
Sons of the Revolution.
AH the companions of the Loyal Legion wer»
officers during the war. Among; those in the con
gregation yesterday were General Anson G. M--
Cook. Rear Admirals Goodrich and Erben. General*
Ripiey and Curtis, liaoteitasf Colonels Cogswell
and Haighi. Majors Swords. Parsons. Tfard andl
Barton, Captain Kelly an 3 Lieutenants Branting
ham and Farragut.
BI3HOP NEELY CONFERS ORDEHS.
Ordination Exercises of Methodist Episcopal
Conference at Newark.
As many as c>u!-l comfortably get into Centen
ary Methodist Episcopal Church, in Newark, wer»
present at the ordination exercise, yesterday- after
noon In connection wit!> th» Newark Methodist
Cnnf^ren'-e Ten deacons and one elder wer»
given orders. Edward C. Oisriel was made an.
•i.W an.l the deacon* name.! were George W. M.
Futeo£er Raphael Fenili. \V. S. E. Fert. Basin J.
I ,tXt \Vill"r C Noble. Jesse U Peck. L J. Gor
fiori i je.»l" P. Landon, Charles S. Hunt and Fred
"Jk. L xiX: Randolph, of Montclalr.
preached' the sermon. Bi-hop Thomas B. V-e'v
conferred the orders and delivered an address to
Neely preached the ser
mon These exercises were led by the Rev. Joahu*
lie-Hi Tt-e occasion marked the golden anniver
sary of Mr. Meads entrance into the ministry.