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WmULD CALL ON PRESIDENT
Brano'eis Takes Mew Line in
HIS REQUEST DENIED
Senator Piles's Name Brought
In — Sharp Rebuke ' from
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
V.-askin&ton. May 10.— Furtfier evlflerce
tending to show that the critics of the In
terior Department are really aiminp at
President Taft and seekinp to discredit
him. the members or his Cabinet and other
prominent Republicans, -r&s given at to
day's session of . the Balllr.ger-Pinchot
ccnimittee. E^oti D. Brandeis. attorney
for Oasis, who has si-jght unsuccessfully
In various ways to show that the President
v-.- Tv little about the Olavla cfaacsa when
be . v;-5«-d Glavls and exonerated Secre
tary BaJUnper. and that the Attorney Gen
era! Sid not advise the president, adopted
a new line of attack to-day. He requested
the committee to call on the President, and
through him en Oscar Lawler. Assistant
Attorney General >.fcr the Interior Derarl
incnt. for the memorandum which Mr.
Lb vi-'.rv took to Beverly relating to the
Glavis cliarpes. The committee voted
BBjsaftaMssty to deny the request in so far
e< it related to President Taft, and by the
tarn* vote granted the request that Mr.
Lan-ler be asked to furnish a copy of the
memorandum, provided he had one.
At the morning hearing Mr. Brandeis un-
•■--.:- to J-how that the election of Sen
ator Piles, five years ago, was in further
ance of a political scheme on the part of
prominent men in the slate of Washington,
irbo desired to acquire valuable holdings in
Alaska. He attempted to make this show
ing by read extracts from a newspaper
which contained an account of festivities
at Seattle, following the election of Mr.
Piles. Mr Dsniiis.1 1 was then Mayor of
Seattle, and. ■lthiHU.li he took no part, in
the election- of the Senator, he attended
several affairs celebrating the election of
th« new Senator. According to the news
paper account, on» of Senator Piles's
stanchest advocates in his campaign for
the Senate was Charles Sweeney, one of
the Cunningham coal claimants. With this
as his foundation Mr, Brardels wanted to
■kesr that powerful interests in Seattle
nxre .•mental hi having Mr Ballinger
appointed Commisf loner of the General
T^hnd Office. The committee decided that
Inasmuch as the record showed that Mr.
Ba'iin££ r bad refused to accept the ap
peintment as Commissioner until President
Roosevelt and Secr<*t2ry CSarfleld had in
sisted that It tern his "patriotic duty" 10
com* to Washington, nothing would be
aajn*"^ by pursuing this line of inquiry.
Ecvcr.'il members of t!ie committee pro
ksMc 1 Thai it was entirely outside the prov
ince of the coinsfllttee to investigate th"
eltctic-n of ' United States Senators.
Committee Losing Patience.
The growing impatience of the commit
tt* at (he methods of Mr. Brandeis was
sjanifested many times to-day. Apnar
*nfly, the' committee has reached the con
clusion that the critics of the Interior De-
SSrtllH lit are merely fishing for campaign
icetcria!, and the conservation propaganda
has hern overlooked In the quest for polit
ical cariial. This view was emphasized
in i!:? comment of one of the most
prominent members of the committee at
the afternoon session, A note was handed
over from the press table suggesting an
early adjournment, as a circus is now in
Washington. The note came back in
dorsed: ' ""What circus can equal this op
j-ortuniiy for the look* ; to kick the
The clashes between Mr. Brandeis and
the committee were frequent to-day. At
th*> forFn^oiv session Senator Boot point
ed!y toj<J°tiT* Glavis lawyer that he was
not asuifis^'for facts, and that his ques
tions weret,*'a perfectly frivolous waste of
time." Mr. Root said that the questions
M Mr. Brandeis were purely argumenta
tive, and there was "subtlety of disputa
tion" in his methods.
Senator Kelson hap frequently expressed
his disapproval Of the tactics of Mr.
Brardeis; lie became greatly Irritated
this afternrpn -when Mr. Brandeis replied
to the chairman la loud tones, exhibiting
ofccided impatience with the Senator.
Batatas bis voice and bringing his fist
oo\vn on the tahle with force Mr. Kelson
f-aid that Mr. Brandeis need not snap at
the committee. He referred to "the in
ssonssj and overbearing manner" of Mr.
Brand*is toward witnesses, which had now
led him to the point of insulting the com
mittee "We won't stand for it,' said
M' Nelson with great vehemence.
This sharp rebuke from Mr. Nelson, who
is one of the most intense and earnest
members of Congress, was no sooner
uttered than a woman in the audience
called out: "The committee baa so right
to insult him, cither." This unexpected
interruption, instead of adding to the up
roar, wee like oil on the. troubled waters,
A general laugh « «m*= fw»m the audience,
in which the committee joined. Later it
wet iound that the excited . woman who
wss fo overcome by her feelings that she
Murte<i oat ■ defence of Mr. Bi>iidrls Is
me of the "regulars," and has not missed
a single meet: of the committee.
Following Senator Nelsons criticism Mr.
Brandeis adopt ro a new mode of cross-ex
aminatior. He had several clashes with
Secretary Bami . who -,-.•■ cased him of
picking out ffMnicc- in letteis and reports
and seeking to draw inferences not war-
Th<? tfttt* village of Oberamm^rgrau,
\ Qiiimiij has been the scene of •"!"•
Pssel^ji Play" <a< fa t^rub }'«•! sine*
3663. During that year the community
Vi-»s plague swept, and the inhabitant*
vowed that if Heaven woui<l I liter n*
th«"y an<s their descendants for^vr-i
■would render the Play of the Passion
every cade In perpetual gratitude.
This coining summer tin sacred
drama viili i,* pivf-r? in all Its beauti
ful form, and tourists Gran all ovei
ih* i_3rttj >viil journey to the valley oi
Oberamr^rgaj to v itneaa it. Kvrr\
one is interested in it. and bo Tin
yew-York Tribune lias arranged tc
|M— i ill FREE i" its Sunday reader*
? scrfc? of handsome lithographed
pictures In colors of peenes of Ober
ajnir.cTgau and personages taking part
in Ibelplay, beginning n^xt (Sunday
May 1»>. and continuing for several
These tares art- of postcard size,
arranged -six on a.- ''.t. 'id must noi
be <~onfoujidc4 . -with the series »i
hand-colored photogravu'-es secured
With coupon?. TlVv include interior
views of the Passion. play theatre
scrn"!« of the beautiful Oh^ramm'
\ i tv and lljceaesses «>f 'iT- .many
varied and picturtf-que characters, in
cluding Christ and h»<= sainted mother.
Mary, and Judas and" the other disd J
plos,* and the other various character*
depicted in ?*li?rious history.
There- «'ill< unrfGufotfculy [■■ .-i great
demand for •;• SUNDAY TRIBUNE
to obtain, free of charge. • • - i.it'-r
fs-tins pictures. It U iw:BSe«te4,'therer
zorc. that orders tor the Handjry paper
he left well in advance with your
THE DA y /A WASHING TOJ*
fF;om The Tribune BaKaa-1
Washington. May t*.
PRESI DENTS OPTIMISM.-Presldent
Caft's optimism I» quite the cheeriest thing
la Washington these days. It creates a
H rilluiinjs throughout the White House,
ar.d actually radiates- a ruddy glow in all
that section of the national capita!. There
is no question in the mind of the President
regarding the success of his legislative
pioeraiiime. He is convinced that every
measure or. it will be passed and that when
the roll is ctlied on the day of adjournment
every bill to which he stands conimltted
will have been checked off as enacted. In
terstate commerce, i-tatehood, postal sav
ings banks, anti-injunction and conserva
tion-that is the list, and Mr. Taft is co
certain that each will be passed that he is
actually mystified whenever a doubting
Thomas suggests the possibility that any
one of them will fail. And if these meas
nres are ah enacted the credit will cer
tainly be due to the President and his
cheerful' enthusiasm, for it is contagious,
and even the most pessimistic come away
from the White House admitting that they
are less discouraged than when they called.
RA7I.ROAD LKGISL.ATIOK.-The Senate
leaders believe they now have sufficient
votes to defeat the Cummins amendment to
Section P. or at least to effect a compro
mise along the lines of the House bill,
which permits the Interstate Commerce
Commission to suspend any rate, classifica
tion, regulation or practice for 131 days
while the commission is investigating its
merits. The. Senate bill provides that such
suspension may not exceed a period of
sixty days, while the Cummins amendment
would prevent any such rate, regulation,
etc.. from going into effect until it had
b*>en approved by the commission. The
President dors not attach much importance
to the physical valuation provision inserted
in the House bill, pointing out that the
commission has all along possessed author
ity to make an investigation of the physical
value oT railroads, but has never had the
funds with which to conduct such an in
vestigation, and that the House bill does
not provide such funds. The President ex
pects, of course, t iat the amendment in
cluding telegraph and telephone lines within
the provisions of the bills will go out in
conference. He ha? recehed assurances of
the lo>alty of a considerable majority of
the House, and he ie confident he. can in
fluence sufficient votes in the Senate to
effect the adoption of a bill which can be
perfected in conference. He want* Sections
13. 14 and. if possible. 15. retained, and their
inclusion in the House bill makes them a
proper subject of consideration in confer
ence. These are the sections which provide
for federal supervis-ion of the securities of
railroads— a proj»osi"ion originally advanced
and stoutly advocated by President Roose
THE POLITICAL. SITUATION.— There
are many members of the House and some
members of the Senate who aie showing
decided anxiety regarding political condi
tions in their states, and are insisting that
adjournment be taken scon so that they
may be able to get away and mend jheir
political fences. Although the President
does not underestimate the desirability of
doing everything possible to carry the fall
ranted when considered In connection with
the entire record.
The Cunningham Claims Again.
Mr. Brandeis sought for the hundredth
lime to show that there had been undue
haste in the Land Office in "clear listing"
the Cunningham planes. The history of the
proceedings prior and subsequent to the
•clear listing" was reviewed at great length.
Mr. Ba Hinder said he had acted on the re
port of Special Agtnt L«ove and that the
information before him fully warranted his
Considerable time was spent on the ques
tion of whether the Love report was favor
able <->r unfavorable, Mr,. Erandeis sicking
to show by VoTJatrral statements that Mr.
Lave had :iot" intended to recommend that
the ■ laims be "clear listed." Mr. Ballinger
renOed That lyjve himself "had told the .com
mittee that his report was a favorable one.
Mr. Biandets then took the notice sent to
Glavis. that the claim had been "clear list
ed." an-1 wanted 3lr. Bailinger to admit that
this was not an invitation to Glavis to ad
vice the department whether he had any
farther information which would lead him
to recommend different action.
Mr. BaUimrcr. refused absolutely to assent
to this interpretation of the Glavis notice.
He said it was the duty of Glavis to meet
this notice with any additional facts in his
tmuwiiliiii When Glavis advised that the
, lainis should not go to patent he submitted
no facts showing fraud, but patents had
been withheld out of a:i abundance of cau
The examination -was then directed to the
circumstances of Mr. Ballinger's services to
Clarence Cunningham in the preparation of
the affidavit later filed with Mr. Garfield.
The details of this transaction were gone
into fully. Mr. Bailing^ Instating that it
was neither improper nor illegal for him
to accent this employment.
Considerable time -was spent \ by Mr. Sal
linger in replying to the question In what
land ease* he or hit firm appeared as coun
sel after Us resignation as Commissioner
of the General I^nd Office. and before his
appointment as Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. Ballincer said after he left the Land
Office he had advised many persons who
came to him for an opinion regarding their
land claims. The fact that h* had been
commissioner brought to his office persons
in all walks of life who wanted the benefit
of his experience. He had given this advice
gratuitously, and had assisted many a wor
thy claimant purely as a matter of friend
ship Neither he nor his firm desired to
ensace in "to-called land office practice. He
said he tried to keep away from this class
of work, for it was not regarded as desir
able litigation by a firm engaged in the
general practice of law.
Beading ■ letter written by Mr. Ballinger,
as the representative of the Hanford Irri
pation Company. in which he had used the
■nord "we." Mr. Brandeis asked what were
his relations wi'"i that company.
**T have no limitation in saying." said the
Secretary, "that I had ROM worth of stock
in the company. I have since disposed of
'"Why didn't you state that fact during
your direct examination?" inquired Mr
"OrrsiiTi 1 didr.t think of it, and didn't
think it cut any figure, and don't think so
The attorney referred to Attorney Gen
eral TVickersham's review of the Gia\i«
i haig^e, which bad been prepared for the
President. Mr. Wickersham construed Sec
tion IJW of the Revised Statutes as contain
ing nothing to prevent Mr. Halllmrer from
appearing as counsel before th* Land Office
within two years after he had left it. Mr.
Brandeis asked th* Secretary why he had
not call*>d to Hi* attention of th« Attorney
General or the Presidr-r.t the fact that Sec
retaries Hitchcock and 'i<.rftr:d had both
made rulings to the contrary, and that As
sistant Secretary Pierce had ruled that Mr.
BalUngw himself could not practise before
the Land Office in another case subsequent
to r.is visit to th* department In hc-hal' of
the Cunningham claimants.
Mr. Ballinger replied that he did not con-
nc>i the ruling! .'--ri any statute to back
The committee adjourned un»': Thursday.
BUREAU OF MINES ASSURED.
"We '•">!. May 10.— The Houee to-day
adopted the conference report on the hill
for th* . r»Htion of a Bureau of Mines,, and i
■» wi'.l (.. > •.in-- a Jaw. when signed by th«-j
president. It makes provision for a study ;
of ruining explosion* and other accidents. J
nitli a view vi tiM adoption >>f ■eiemiflc]
method* of avoiding buch catastrophes.
NEW- YORK »Ail.V TRiBUXE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 11. 1010.
elections, he believes the party will be !n
much hotter position to appeal for votes
if !t Roes to the country with a record of
pledges redeemed, lie is convinced, also,
that as the time approaches when it is
highly Important fo Senators and Repre
sentatives to get hack *o their states they
will redouble their esery in their efforts
to pass the pending legislation, provided he.
as Is his purpose, turns a. deaf ear to all
petitions for adjournment before the ex
ecutive programme is completed. If the
House passes the postal savings bank bill
next week, as Is its expectation, it will
have adopted all the measures on the Presi
dent's legislative programme except the
anti-injunction bill, and with a caucus on
that can doubtless dispose of It in short
order. It will then be merely a question df
•how fast the Senate is willing to work,
and when the members of the upper house
become actually aroused to the necessity or
speedy action, they can soon check the
Democratic filibuster by insisting on night
sessions. The Prudent will depend on
Senator Dil'.ingham to obtain action by the
Senate on the utatehood bill.
PATI.T CONSTELiAH REPORTS. - The
Secretary of Commerce and Labor has been
compelied by lack of funds to discontinue
the publication of the daily consular bulle
tin and to substitute therefor a weekly pub
lication. A number of protests have been
received by him and by the chief of the
bureau of manufactures against this
change, and if it becomes evident that
there t.« a genuine demand for the daily
bulletin it will probably be restored after
the first of the fiscal year. This can be
accomplished within the present appropri
ation only if Congress will authorize the
discontinuance of the monthly consular re
port, which Secretary Kagel is disposed
to believe an unnecessary, although an ex
pensive publication. The Secretary has al
ready sought authority from Congress to
discontinue ths monthly report, and be
lieves it will be provided in the form of
an amendment to one of the appropriation
bills. In the mean time those- who ar©
anxious that the publication of the daily
b'.illetir be resumed can strengthen the
hands of the Secretary by communicating
their views to their members of Congress.
MORE PAT AT ULLIS ISLu\N-n.-Repre
sentative Bennet is confident he will obtain
a favorable report on his bill Increasing the.
pay of laborers at Ellis Island from $tsfio to
$S4O a year. The Committee, on Immigration
has already given some consideration to
this bill, and is now discussing th» ad
visability of granting th« increase, but of
making it apply to all the immigrant sta
tions. Whether this is done or not, Mr.
Bennet ifi confident of success fo far as
Bllis Island is concerned.
POSTAL ECONOMY.— The House Com
mittee on Postofflces reported favorably to
day two bills ursrently recommended by the
Postmaster General— one providing that
the postal receipts now., returned to the
sender of a registered letter or package
need not be sent unless requested by the
sender, and the other that letters of advice
for money orders may be abolished. Mr.
Hitchcock says the enactment of these
measures will reduce the postal deficit sev
eral hundred thousand dollars. G. G. H.
ARREST THREE ON ISLAND
Employes Accused of Stealing
Provisions on Blackwell's.
For the last two weeks Commissioner
Drummond of the Department of Charities
has been conducting an investigation into
allowed irregularities in his department at
EMackweU's [stand. As a result three men
were, placed under arrest yesterday, charged
with grand larceny. It is expected that
other arrests will follow.
Commissioner Drummond employed pri
vate detectives In his investigation. He
placed tiiem in office positions, where they
posed as eHy employes.- The work was
carried on undeF- the nf Frank
J. Goodwin. Deputy Commissioner, and
yesterday he summoned Detectives Dietsch
and Howry, of the Central Office, who ar
rested Frank "Wrabaeh. a cook, of Lynd
hurst. Tjong Island: Joseph Rltehey. a cook,
who lives on the island, and William Ble
ran, a woighmaster.
It is charged that the three prisoners
have been stealing provisions and have
been disposing of them to various saloons
in the vicinity of 53d street and First ave
nue. Manhattan. The value of . the pro
visions stolen is alleged to be $1,000.
TO ASK ABOUT WHEAT FOOL
House Committee Votes to Report In
Y.'aFhlngton. May Ift.— The Hous*» Judici
ary Committee to-day voted to report the
resolution offered ay Representative f'raifc.
of Alabama, asking the Attorney Genexal
if any investigation or prosecution *as
ever begun against any person for "illegal
ly combining and conspiring to advance
the price of wheat in the United States in
May and July, 190 ft." The resolution is di
rected at the bull pool maintained at that
time by James A. Patten.
Attorney «Je-ieral TVickersham could pot
be seen to-day in regard to the resolution.
Officials of the Department of Justice said,
however, 'hat there had been no formal In
vestigation by the government of the wheat
pool maintained by Mr. Fatten. Heretofore
when asked about the pool Mr. Wicker
sham has made It plain that the govern
ment did not intend to take up the subject
at thi? iate day.
GETS OUT OF BELLEVUE.
Justice Whitney, of th* Supreme Court,
Bign^d an order yesterday discharging: from
the psychopathic ward of Bellevu* Hospital
Dr. Frederick Griffith, who was pent then.
for observation last Friday on the complaint
of the RijF.sinn actress. Mm*. Nazimova,
that the physician was annoying her wi'h
letters. Ttr. Gregory, In. charge of the. psy
chopathic ward, told Justice Whitney he did
not think It necessary that Dr. Griffith
should fe detained ;iny longer. The doc
tor will po to his faniMy. In Philadelphia.
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DENIED BL-MR. TAFT
1 Had No Narrow Escape at Pas
Washington. May 10.-Presidciu Taft told
several of hla callers to-day that he did
not greatly mind legitimate criticisms of
I his travels, but he did keenly resent the
i recent campaign or stories as to his nar
row escapes from death in collisions be
tween his automobile and trolley cars and
The latest story at which the President
expressed his annoyance was that the auto
mobile In which he mad© the Journey to
Pa^aic, S. J.. yesterday afternoon crossed
an Erie Railroad track not more than
twenty feet in front of an express train.
■No such incident occurred. On the trip
i from New York to Passalc tt was neces
sary for the President's car to pass over
several grade cros?lngs. At each of these
extra precautions were taken, an-d once the
President's automobile was held up for
fully three minutes in advance of a train.
Another train passed in front of the
parade on the way to the dinner from Vic
tor 1,. Mason's home, but here again there
was no more -danger of an accident than at
any of the other crossings.
BRAND WHITLQCK TALKS
Answers Church Inquiry About
fßy TelegTaph to The Tribunal
Toledo, May 10.— "Why is a wide open
townr" The question has been answered
by Mayor Brand Whitlock of Toledo. He
says Toledo is not a wide open town, and
he writes a long letter to prove it to a
committed representing the Toledo Feder
ation of Churches. This committee a few
months ago asked Mayor Whitlock why
certain laws about saloons and gambling
and the so-called social evil were not more
Mayor Whitlock tells why he believes the
poor people arc driven by economic pres
sure to "shatter to bits everywhere the
little minor laws restricting their enjoy
ments on Sundays'": he tells why "women
are driven on to the streets and Into dives'";
he tells why "gambling in saloons will al
ways persist while bridge whist parties
flourish In other quarters," and while stock
gambling, too, "is practised fo brazenly
everywhere In the country"; he tHls why
people, tired after a long week's work,
"have a right to their entertainment at the
thpatre and at the ball game on Sunday,"
and he even tells why saloons are permit
ted to operate on Sunday, quietly and be
hind curtain?, so as not to offend those
He asks what he is to do with the women
on the streets, and answers his own ques
tion with two more— are they to be driven
into the brothel or into the river, or out
of this town Into another, or will the good
people who want them chastened and driv
en out and punished take them Into their
own homes, or actually do something to
help them? Mayor Whitlock seemingly is
satisfied that thes* women will not reform
or go to work unless society, which con
demns them, is willing to help them. He
asks what right Toledo has to foist Its bad
people on its sister cities.
W. L. CHAMBERS UMPIRE
To Act in Dispute Between Western
Railroads and Trainmen.
Washington. May 10. -Judge William L.
"Chambers, of this city, to -day was ap
pointed third arbitrator of the controversy
between forty-nine railroads, operating in
the territory west of Chicago, and the
Brotherhood of T^oeomotlve Firemen and
Enginemen. Judge Chambers was selected
by Chairman Knapp, of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, and Dr. Charles P.
: Nefll, Commissioner of Labor, the media
tors under the Erdman act. The selection
of Judge Chambers is satisfactory to J>oth
par.lies to the controversy.
Judge Chambers was one time chief jus
tice of the International Court at Samoa.
In 1901 he was appointed a member of the
Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, serv
ing on that body for eight years. He will
leave V/ashington for Chicago to-morrow
morning, and It is expected that the arbi
tration proceedings will begin in that city
on Friday. The questions to bd arbitrated
will be wages and conditions and hours of
MORE LAND WITHDRAWN
Mr. Ballinger Protecting Coal and Oil
[By Telegraph to Th»-TrHv,jn?.]
"Washington. May 10. — A -temporary with
drawal from all forms of disposal of 419,001
acres of land in New Mexico has been,
made by Secretary Ball!ng?r in aid of pro
posed legislation affecting. the. use and dis
position of petroleum deposits on the pub
lic domain. The withdrawal was based on
field investigations which have just been
completed. ■ x
Pending examination and classification,
the Secretary has withdrawn from coal
entry 179.561 acres of land in Utah, which
it is believed contains valuable deposits of
. In aid of proposed legislation affecting
the disposal of waterpower sites on the
public domain. Mr. Ballir.ger also has tem
porarily withdrawn from, all forms of dis
position 3.223 acres of land along the Mis
souri Rlv*ii. Montana, and 1,347 acres
along the Tr.olum.ne River, California.
WARDLAW SISTERS EXAMINED.
< handler W. Rlk^r, of counsel for the
thre* Wardlaw sisters— Mlis Virginia
Wardlaw, Mr?. Caroline B. Martin and
Mrs. Mary Snead— indicted for alleged com
plicity in thft death of Ocey W. M. Snjad.
admitted yesterday In Newark that at his
request Dr. Harry A. Cotton, of Trenton,
medical director of the Morris Plains In
sane Asylum, and Dr. Walter S. Washing
ton, of Newark, former county physician,
visited the Wardlaw *;ißters "on Monday
and examined them, with ■ view to ascer
taining thoir mental condition. It is be
lieved that when Mr. Riker and bis as
poelate.s ask < 'hief .Justice Glimmer** on
Saturday for a postponement of th* trial
of the sister? one. of the contentions will
be that thft sisters are not In fit mental
condition to be placed on trial.
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TRIBUTE 10 EUHV BURRIH
Peace Delegates on Pilgrimage
to Grave of Pioneer.
Hartfcrd. Com-. May 10.-Fauslng in
their convention activities in this city for
a few hours to-day, the delegates to the
New England Arbitration and Peace Con
gress, which began its 6ession hero yester
day, joined in a peace pilgrimage to the
grave of Ellhu Burritt. at New Britain,
where a centennial celebration of the birth
of the pioneer peace advocate had been ar
ranged by his native city.
At to-day's session in Hartford President
L. Clark geely of Smith College presided.
The speakers were Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead,
of Boston: Mrs. Fannie Fern Andrews, sec
retary of the American School Peace
League, of Boston, and President John M.
Thomas, of Middlebury College.
The address at New Britain was d-Hv
ered by James Brown Scott. Solicitor Gen
eral of tho Stare Department at Washing
ton. He said:
The life of Elihu Burrltt. which has been
a source of pride to New Britain and an
inspiration to the humble of many lanas.
is, from the worldly point of view, singu
larly uneventful. Born in 1810 in New Brit
am." he died in his native town in 1877. after
a lifetime devoted to the service of. man
kind. A blacksmith by trade, a student Dj
Instinct, a scholar by attainment, a bene
factor and philanthropist by profession, he
has written his name large in the history
of International development. To bring the
nations together in fellowship, to point
the likeness of the peoples, rather than to
accentuate their differences, to facilitate
the exchange of ideas and ideals by travel,
personal intercourse and correspondence, to
call into being a Congress of Nations for
the codification of the laws of nations and
an international court for their interpre
tation and application to controversies, so
that an appeal to arms should be unnec
essary—these were his aims and the real
ization of these was in part his personal
achievement. , . , .. „
The gratitude of posterity is due to the
fact that he devoted himself unflinchingly
and unselfishly to the service of an "} p *}-r
an ideal whose realization would redound
not merely to the, credit of himself and his
country, but which would promote the hap
piness "and welfare of his fellow men, ele
vate th» race and profoundly modify and
purify the. type of our common civilization.
The promised land he did not see. but he
set in motion the forces which have par
tially realized the hope that burned w thin
him and the aspiration that neither Plum
bered nor slept. It is for service actual
ly rendered to the cause of International
righteousness and international peace that
the world holds him in grateful remem
brance and halls him as a benefactor of his
CLERGYMEN IN WRATH
Criticisms Fly Around at Meet
ing for Evangelization.
Mayor Gaynor, church choirs that are
''too nice to sing outdoors to a crowd* and
those who have called the Jews of New
York "a curse" were criticised by eloquent
clergymen who addressed the Clerical Con
ference of the Federation of Churches in the
Metropolitan Life Building yesterday after
noon. The ardor of one speaker seemed to
inflame the next, and before the gathering
adjonrn^l the reverend gentlemen had criti
cised "mournful churches, covered with the
signs of the undertaker's shop," "leading
citizens not consecrated to God's 6ervlce
and many persons and things. The subject
of the meeting was "The Evangelization of
New York City in This Generation.
Referring to Mayor Gaynor's recent re
fusal to license to speak in public places
a preacher who wished to proselyte Jews,
the Rev. C. E. Hermsteadt, pastor of the
Second Moravian Church, said:
"We must take our lives in our hands as
St. Stephen did. It is strange that men in
high places, who are protected by the police
or Secret Service, will not take these chances.
But it seems to me tiiat servants of Jesus
Christ, if they cannot be assured of protec
tion by the authorities, must risk even death
in order to preach the Gospel outdoors to
those who can be reached in no other way.
After the Rev. Frank M. North, who pre
sided, had described John R. Mott's plan of
an evangelical campaign and urged the
churches to action, the Rev. W. Bayard
Craig, pastor of the Church of the Disciples,
said that New York City wa3 one of the
greatest fieids in the world for missionary
In closing the meeting Dr. Walter Laid
law. executive secretary of the federation,
"I have heard the. Jew* of New York
called 'a curse' and* "a burden." I consider
the presence of Jews in this city offers
Christianity th° greatest opportunity in his
tory — the opportunity to bridge the chasm
between Christianity and Judaism."
WAS HER OWN POLICEMAN
Young Girl Nabs Vender Who, She
Says, Cheated Her.
Herman Fredericks, twenty-three years
old. a flower vender, of No. US Ea^t SSth
street, was arraigned before Magistrate
House in Jefferson Market court yesterday
afternoon charged with disorderly conduct.
The complainant was Miss Minnie Hant
charow, eighteen years old. of No. 214.'
Arthur avenue. The Bronx, who told the
magistrate that the vender had short
changed her several weeks ago. since which
time she hail been looking for him.
Yesterday afternoon Miss Hantcharow en
countered Fredericks in 23d cet. near
Fifth avenue, and promptly collared him.
She walked him to Sixth avenue and '."3d
street, followed by a big crowd, whore
she delivered him into th« custody of Pa
trolman Scneedei. of traffic squad C. The
young woman consented to a charge of dis
orderly conduct. The man was fined £?.
CHANGE OF INAUGURATION DATE.
Washington. May ]».--Th» joint resolu
tion providing for a change of th» date
of inauguration from March 4 to the last
Thursday in April will be voted on Jn
the House* next Monday. Speaker Cannon
to-day agreed to recognize Chairman Par
ker of the Judiciary Committee for that
URGE VANN'S RENOMINATION.
The committee on judicial nomination?
of the New York Bar Association lat<i night
adopted a resolution urging the various
state conventions to renomlnate Justice
Irving <}. Vann, associate Judge of the
Court of Appeals, whose term expires this
THREE KILLED IN ACCIDENTS
Two Men Fall from Wagons —
Boy Crushed by Trolley Car.
fRy Telerrarh foTh* Tribunal
Flainfleld. N. J.. May 10.-Peter Burnett,
of Jjmalloytown. met a peculiar and tragic
death while on his way from this city to his
home last night. He Mi head foremost
from his wagon, his neck catching between
tho axle and the front wheel, death result
ing from strangulation. County Physician
Long, who viewed the body to-day, said
that not a bone In the man's body was
broken. Mrs. Burnett discovered her hus
band dead a short distance from the house.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.l
Long Branch. X. J.. May 10— Two run
away accidents, one resulting fatally, oc
curred here to-day. Charles A. Errlckson.
sixty years old." and for forty years a resi
dent of Monmouth Beach, was Instantly
killed by being run over by a wagon loaded
with cement. The team became frightened
as Mr. Errlckson slipped with a bag of
cement The hind wheel of the wagon
crushed th« man's skull. He leaves a wife
and three children.
Chaxleg C. Crawford, a butcher, living
near Tlnton Falls, -was thrown In a run
away rear Colt's Neck and received a
fractured leg, which was later amputated
at the hospital here.
A neven-year-old boy was ground to death
under a South Orange troHey car In New
ark, and two others about the same age
narrowly escaped a similar fat* pss>
terday afternoon. Ths dead boy is Clif
ford Homer, of No. 12 Alexander street.
He was dragged about one hundred and
fifty feet, his body wedged under tha front
trucks of the car, before the motorman
could bring the vehicle to a stop. The other
lads were Edward and John Folmar. who
crossed the tracks less than a foot ahead
of young Homer, while his brother stood
and witnessed the horrible death of his
plaj mate. The- car was in charge of the
motorman, "W. J. O'Donnell, and the con
ductor, George Sachse, who wer<s placed
under arrest. O'Donnell will have to fac* a
charge of manslaughter In the 4th Precinct
police court this morning. The boy's body
was removed to Hollas morgue.
TORONTO PROFESSOR ELECTED.
Th» trustees of th© General Theological
Seminary yesterday elected Professor A.
W. Jenk9, of Trinity College. Toronto, to
the chair of Church history.
Th» alumni of the seminary held the«r
annual meeting and listened to an essay
More Ready at 8:15 A. M.
Directly on the Interborough Subway.
Our modern Cold Pry mm fj**
Air Storage relieves m v m Sr
about your Furs — ft A [j g £ Ml /if 111 W(jt\/}f jT
tal bring* our wagon m M
to your door' m f
9 1 New York, May 11, 1910
Changes in Our Furniture Organiza
tion Put Lessened Price-Tags
On Parlor Furniture,
living-room furniture, museum patterns in Period furniture, furni
ture for individual assembling, bedroom furniture, both palatial and
cottage styles, dining-room furniture, pedigree-period and modern
art styles, fancy chairs and rockers. Summer furniture and brass
The prices on all our furniture are not lessened. But. in each
of the divisions above-mentioned, will be found red reduction-tags
where we have had too many pieces of one general character. At
the beginning of the sale there were several thousand pieces. And
there is still good choice in each division.
For this occasion we are offering special prices on a number of
Wanamaker custom-made hygienic beddings.
Xote — Look for the red tags on our sth. 6th and 7th Furniture Galleries.
Many Specially Good Things in the
May Sale of Underclothes
You see these garments have been made to our own order.
They are not things picked up here and there from this and that
maker who had a surplus on hand which no one else wanted.
Bring your magnifying glass if you wish and count the threads
of the materials — we have done it first! They had to number so
many threads to the inch before we accepted them.
Please look at the laces too — take them up to the windows and
examine they in the bright daylight. See how strong and pretty
they are — and how uncommon.
Then turn the garments inside out: every seam neatly felled
Every stitch even — that is, every stitch we have seen, and they
were examined pretty closely — stitches, too, of the size befitting
Dimensions are correct, too. Sizes for children, for wo r
and for extra large women.
From the 10c corset cover in the Basement to the finest pie'
of Bavaran lingerie in the French room, we believe we have ca 1
for honest pride in this underclothes sale.
What do you think?
Corset covers. 10c to $7.50; nightgowns. 50c to $3«; combinations. 50c to
$21; drawers, 25c to $22.50; long petticoats, 50c to $40.
This $100,000 sale, specially gathered for May. covers the entire
Third floor of the Old Building, with outposts "on the Main ahlt
and a large section given over to it in the Basement.
Our Once-a-Year Sale of
Men's Summer Furnishings
Begins This Morning!
This is the event which so many men wait for, because they
know that it is the right time to lay in supplies for the Summer.
So great is its importance that we give over the Main aisle of
the Men's Store and a large portion of the Basement to its exploita
, Every offer is either a standard article at less than the market
price— a specially made garment into which has been crowded an .
extra measure of quality.
This event was planned. away back in December last, and ts
made possible through the co-operation of manufacturers who are :
anxious for a share of our large business. We shall not take your
time with a mass of details, but expect to see :
On the Main floor. New Building.
Very Fine Woven Madras Shirts at $1.65
Silk-mixed Shirts with Soft Double Cuffs at 5?
White Dimity, Cambric and Madras Shirts at $!
White Madras and Nainsook Pajamas at $1.50
Fancy Silk-mixed Pajamas at $2
White Checked Nainsook Nightshirts at $1
In the Basement. Old Building. -^ '*f
Collars, 55c, and Cuffs, 75c a Half Dozen S^tf
White Cambric Nightshirts at 50c
Fancy Madras Shirts at 55c and 75c
Striped Madras Pajamas at 85c
Washable Four-in-Hand Neckties at 25c
Lisle Elastic Suspenders at 25c
Terry Cloth Bath Robes at $2.95
Selling begins with the opening of the store at 5.15 this
Formerly AXffl Uj } A f/t^ f>m Fo^S«SUxl
A. T. Stewart Co. / U WIH/*Wf/*^ "7 & Eighth to Tenth SB."
No man with a sense of pro*
portion would buy an automcr- '
bile on | $3.'X>o salary — though
No building should be erect
ed at a cost in excess of that
on which the income is ba?ed
— though some are.
Our Cost Insurance contract
is designed to preserve the
proportion of values.
Limiting the cost, the profit
and the time, means a mrrn
mum of investment and a r
mum of income.
Cost Insurance is such an:
ideal arrangement that •no-
Owner can afford to disregard I;.
Fifty-One Wall Street
: on "The Mozarablc Liturgy." by the R«r. ~"
' Milo H. Gate?.
I At the commencement exercises 3- 11."
! o'clock this mornins: essays will be r»*f* "
I by three- members of th* graduating class—
i William L. Essex, of N- =) k N. 1".; *5. D^ -
I Hoxse-.-, of Morrtotown, N. .1 . and Fran£';..~
( E. Wilson, of Chicago.
LINER BRINGS IN MEASLES: : ;
0 ■ -
Forty Children Taken to Hoffman Isl--
and from Carpathia's Steerage,
The steamship Carpathte. •* th» t_"ir>arc|-.;:;
' Line, arrived in this port yesterday fron ;
the Mediterranean with forty w»!j deT*top«dt~ ;
; cases of measles among her 2..«- steerage -.._
; passengers. Those attacked were children. \
The steamer arrived at Quarantine at -.5
■ p. m. and did not clear from th»>r» until 1:"9 -
i o'clock last r.lght. The intorveninsf thr.<»
was required to examine the passenger*^
and arrange for the transfer of the sick
children and their mothers or other rela-. ...
tiros to Hoffman Island, where infectious :
and contagious diseases are treated. . V-r^iSj
Only the children in the steerage _*r?r<s
affected by Mm measles. A few mor.tha agrs ■
a German steamer arrived at this p&rt wtta -_ :
130 cases of m»asles aboard. . . v -•
Eight Car Lines
Each Way to Store.
at 2 P. M.