V OL LXX....N 0 23,238.
WILL COS! 11. MEN
So Says John D. Crimmins. Who
Attended One Meeting at a
Cost of $250,000.
OTHERS MUST PAY MORE
£ays He Really Doesn't Know
Why He Has to Give Up.
Except That His Law
yer Told Him To.
According to the official statement
given out concerning the settlement of
the Metropolitan traction situation, ten
directors of the Metropolitan Securities
Company contribute $1,500,000 toward
p payment of $3,300,000 to the receiver
or the New York City Railway Com
pany. But according to John D. Crim
mins. one of those contributing, it will
ec. t the ten directors closer to $10,000.
000 than $1,000. WU before they are
Mr. C:immins's contribution will cut
a quarter of a million dollars down to a
■very small sum of money, but there are
Si m* of the other directors. Thomas F.
r.van and Peter A. B. Widener. for ex
ample, who will have to pay three or
four times as much. That i? about all
the satisfaction there is in the situa
tion for Mr. Crimmins, though that did
Ml seem last night to afford him much
sz'isfaction. He sat characteristically
MiaaSkl in liis chair mid pulled at his
np beard, as he said:
1 i.tt* j nded one meeting of the M-n
rities board, lasting ten
minutes. I •*•** know what it would
bay« cool me if 1 liad gone to more, but
ire is based on what occorred at
Can't Remember What Happened.
Mr. Crimmins could not remember
what was the action taken that has now
cost him so much money. 'There was
some report by the executive commit
:e*>." he said. "I don't know what it
was. There wasn't any debate on it,
find I voted for it with the rest. The
meeting did not last ten minute?, and
fortunately 1 did not go to any other.
I wasn't very well— that was in Jan
vary. 1904— and I was getting out of a
great many companies at that time. I
resigned from the Metropolitan Securi
ties Company a few months later."
Mr. Crimmins reflected and pulled at
his beard. "Some of the other directors
have had to pay three or four times as
much as I did." he said.
"What was the reason the directors
consented to pay?" Mr. Crimmins was
"The lawyers $Rid nat it was the
easiest way out." he replied. "I didn't
ask aw questions. My lawyers told
m* what to do, and I signed the papers
and did iv"
"I suppose you know we haven't any
S:edre:_," he added.
" /ou lust go flown into your pockets
t- me up with ?1 ."Vmiami from your
j te fortunes and < halk it up to profit
an<; looe?" was asked.
Out of Private Fortunes.
"One million five hundred thousand
dollars," said Mr. Crimmins. sitting even
ttraiphter and pulling his beard again.
"The New York City Railway Company
pets $5,500,000 in gold notes. Yes. We
pay It out of our private fortunes."
The official statement says that the
Inter thorough - Metropolitan Company
pays $4,000,000 in the settlement, selling
Us notes at par to raise the money. "It
Is understood that the Metropolitan Se
curities directors buy the notes.
'That isn't all," Mr. Crimmins con
tinued. 'There are lawyers' fees, costs
of settlement, charges of a dozen kinds,
leases to be taken. The statement only
Borers the beginning
Mr. Crimmins chewed his beard this
time. "I haven't read the papers," he
said. "I know too much about the case.
It doesn't make very pleasant reading
for m<- I was asked to go on the Met
ropolitan Securities board in 1903. I
looked over the list, and there were a
lot cf fine men on it. I became a mem
ber of the board and attended one meet
ing, and this is what I get for it. 1
don't care about reading about it.
"There were other directors, but we
are the ones vho have to pay. Some of
the others are dead, and some were out
cf the j!;rjji< iJon of the court, and some
couldn't be «erved with the papers. I
am clad It** over. I have been kept here
In the hot weather long enough by it."
What 140 Shares Cost.
"It is a pretty big sum for the directors
to put u]>. Does it mean that they are
Mr. Crimmins bristled once Btore. "I
em not." he said. "And I haven't heard
thai anybody else made anything out of
the transaction. I had 140 shares of
Jiftropolitan Securities stock that I got
In trade. I sold it afterward at a loss,
and 1 am paying now more than fifty
times a* much as I got for that stock."
• "Oh, ye*,' he said. 'I had traction
stock, but not so much, by a eo-»d deal,
as I had had at nth times. It isn't as
though," he went on lather bitterly, "I
had been gambling in the slock, buying
and selling it, dealing in it on margins.
1 had 140 shares and attended one meet-
Ing of the board."
-'■•-:." Mr. Crimmins said at last,
more philosophically, "it's one of the
things that happen to m* n who take part
in large financial affairs."
The directors of the Metropolitan Se
curities Company against whom suit
»as brought by William W. Ladd, re
ceiver of the New" York City Railway
Company, were Thomas F. Ryan, P. A.
B. Wldener, John D. Crimmins; Thomas
]• Fowler, Paul D. Cravalh. H. H. Vr<e
land. Thomas Dolan, Mortimer L. Schiff,
K. W.Sayer and K. J. fi»-rwind.
MONARCHY IS NOW IMPENDING.
Mayor Gajnor received a letter pester
day from Portland, Ore., tinned "William
>.' dowry," which read: "There will be
no more prosperity until I am kin*." The
Mayor is undecided how h-s will place this
retire before the sundry and various
calamity howlers throughout the country.
GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER.
■ h'<r. per case of *< *»i«iSis stor>r>ert;tl ootilt*-.
To-day and to-morrow, fair and warmer:
KILLS BABE AND SELF
Mother, in Despairing Letter,
Says She Fears Little One
Will Share Her Fate.
USES POISON FOR DEED
Note Pinned to Door of Room
Begs Husband Not to Enter
It to Find Victims cf
Because she was constantly fearful lest
.-he and her two months old baby be
come Insane, Mrs. Jeannit- Hodgson Cat
lett, the young wife of George F. Catlett,
of Xo 337 West 14th street, killed herself
and the child yesterday afternoon at
their home, by taking poison. When her
husband and her brother returned t<> the
home, shortly after 5 o'clock in the even
ing, they found the bodies of the mother
and child lying on the floor of the bed
nKMß. Beside them lay an overturned
glass, which is said to have contained
cyanide of potassium.
It was a little more than a year ago
that Jeannie Hodgson, of Falls Church,
Va.. was married to young George Cat
lett. of North Carolina. After the mar
riage the young people came to New
York City, where they set up house
keeping in the West 14th street apart
ment house. They seemed to be ideally
happy, and when, two months ago, the
baby. Jeannie, was born, they thought
there was nothing to be desired.
The recent period of hot weather, how
ever, seemed to have a bad effect on
mother and child, and the baby cried
constantly and seemed to grow weaker
each daj The mother, too, appeared to
be affected by the child's illness, and
was greatly worried for fear that it
would not survive its sickness. To her
husband and friends she often spoke of
the baby, and frequently remained up for
long periods in the night, watching over
and ministering to the infant. This ap
parently wore out her strength and she
became melancholy and restless.
The husband tried to cheer his wife
and had planned a trip to the country in
the hope of bettering her health. Re
cently he telegraphed to her brother,
Thomas Hodgson, to come to New York
and take a place as his assistant in the
chemical department of the Western
Electric Company, of which he is the
head. He thought that the presence of
her brother would do much to lighten his
wife's spirits, and she did seem to gain
better control ol herself alter his ar
Yesterday morning the y«.uiig wife
seemed to be in better health and spirits
than she bad been in for several weeks.
ai:d when her husband left her she dung
v, bitn and kissed him with fervor. This
did not create any suspicion of what was
to occur so sown, for it was the daily
hal-it of his wife.
Neighbors Had Complained.
The jjeighbors in the apartment house
where the Catletta lived, had complained
often of the baby's crying. This was an
.li!e,3 source of worry to Mrs. Catlett,
and she seemed to take the matter
greatly t<. heart. But the tiling which
principally worried her and made of her
life a thing to be dreaded, was Xh>
thought that she was losing her mind
and that little Jeannie. If she lived, would
ii.herit her mother's weakness.
Just what happened after she dosed
the d<«or behind Catlett and her brother
yesterday will never be known, but it is
certain that she w. Nt to the bi'.tbrooro
and found the cyanide in the medicine
chest. She poured out a sufficient >juan
tlk- powder to kill a dozen per
sons, and then filWl the glass with water.
This she must first have given to the
child, and then, making sure it was
dead, she swallowed the rest herself.
The woman's body was found Just as
*be had fallen after taking the poison.
The child's body was lying on two j.i!
j'.ws.. the lact act of the love which the
mother bote it. and one arm of the
woman's lay stretched across the little
form, ks though pla< ed there to protect
Before taking the drug lire. <atlelt
na-i pinned a note on the outside door
of her apartment, apparently with the
idea, that ehe would si>are her husband
the first shock of finding her body The
''George — Don't come in; let some one
else, one of the boys. Not 'Tomsey.' "
•Tonit?e> ' was the pet name Mrs. Cat
lett used for her brother. When Catlett
and Hodgson arrived at the door and
read the note, they- were at once sus
picious that something had happened
and opened the door. When the husband
found the body of his wife and child; he
reeled and fell. As 60011 as he had re
... i.<] from the first shock, he sent his
brother-in-law out to summon a ph..
Young Hodgson rushed to th" street
and called Dr. Leroy Sherman, of No.
225 West 14th street, and with him ran
back to the Catlett apartment. A single
glance at the bodies of mother and child
was sufficient to show the physician that
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HARVARD CREW DEFEATING YALE IX BIG RACE AT NEW LONDON YESTERDAY.
DROWNS IN Y. M. C. A. TANK
Member Loses Life in Gym
nasium of East Side Branch.
Floyd Wallace Varney, twenty years
old. an electrician of the Western Elec
tric Company, was drowned last night
In the swimming tank of the East Side
Young Men's Christian Association gym
nasium. No. 153 East 86th street. It is
supposed that he ventured into the tank,
which is from four to seven feet deep,
when no one was around, and as he could
not ewim, was drowned.
Harry MeDonough, of No. 121 East
91st street, another nru'rnb^r of the asso
ciation, went into, ttae hath of the jarym -
naslum about 9 o'clock and. discovering 1
Varney lying: on the bottom of the tank
motionless, gave the alarm. Chauncey
B. I>e\vis. assistant physical instructor,
responded and look the body out of the
After nn hour's work a physician an
nounced thai fun her effort at resuscita
tion was useless. Coroner's Physician
Lehane granted a certificate of acci
dental death by drowning.
GUILLOTINED IN PARIS
Notorious Apache Executed as
Paris. July 1. — LJaboeuf, the Apache
who killed a policeman several months
ago, was guillotined at daybreak to-day.
The Socialists had attempted to get a
reprieve for the assassin, but this failed,
and a violent manifestation by the Revo
lutionary Socialists occurred at the scene
of the execution. At the very moment
th<* blade fell several of the rioters fired
revolvers. The police charged them re
peatedly with bayonets. A police cap
tain was shot in the throat, and several
persons were badly injured.
Liaboeuf went to the guillotine wear
ing the spike studded leather armlets.
which caused horrible wounds to th<*
police who attempted to arrest the Apa
che :it the time of the murder.
The French newspapers and M. Lu
pine. Prefect of Police, strongly opposed
the granting of a reprieve. Baying that
the principle of the security of the people
and the authority of the police were at
HUMAN EAR IN A BOTTLE
Striking Lake Sailors Send It to
Cleveland, June 30.— Wrapped around
a bottle of alcohol containing a human
ear. Harry Coulby, president of the Pitts
burg Steamship Company, received a
letter here to-day, in which he was
threatened with nameless mutilation and
death if he refused to aecefle to the
dfinands of the sailors who have been
on strike for two years.
The man to whom the ear belonged
has already been identified as Edward
Prazer, ;t non-union sailor, who was as
saulted in Buffalo laet Monday. After
the assault his ear was severed from
bis head. A < Toss his chest there was
pinned ■■' sheet of paper <'ti which was
written. "Don't be i; scab.*'
In the letter it was explicitly stated
that the \iit<rs were the same men who
had assaulted Fraxer.
'CARMEN SYLVA" ILL
Ex-Queen of Rumania Attacked with
London, June 30.— Reports received here
from Bucharest say that ex-Queen Eliza
beth of Rumania, who is known the world
over as "Carmen Bylva," is Buffering from
a serious attack of appendicitis.
MORE REFORM IN MILWAUKEE
Socialists Close 102 Saloons and Two
Milwaukee, June 30.— The City Council to
day carried out the socialist policy of sup
presiiing disorderly saloons in the city, by
refusing licenses to 101 which had not been
conducted property. This closing order in
cludes two I hi \' ■I"" theatres.
You can't itf FIRECRACKERS
for 4th of July, but you ran use
Dewer's Wines or Grape Juicc.-AdvU ■
AIR BOMBS HIT MARKS
Eighteen Out of Twenty Dropped
by Curtiss Effective.
Hammondsport, N- V.. Jnne 30.— T0
demonstrate the effectiveness of the
aeroplane in naval warfare vilenn Cur
tiss. the aviator, made several flights in
a biplane over Lake Keuka to-day in
the presence of Rear Admiral William
W. Kimball. of the United States navy,
and dropped twenty bombs at marks.
It is said he hit the mark eighteen times
in the twenty trials.
Admiral Kimball is said to have ex
pressed himself as greatly impressed
with the possibilities of the aeroplane ia
WOMAN MYSTERIOUSLY SHOT
She and Her Husband Refuse
Much mystery surrounds the shooting
i,f Mrs. Martha Brady, the wife of Ar
thur Brady, a wealthy farmer of
«Jolden's Bridge, in the northern part of
Wcstchester County, who has been In a
critical condition since Tuesday night.
Sheriff Henry Scherp of White Plains
was not informed of the shooting until
yesterday. The Braciys live in a large
Colonial house two miles from Golden's
Bridge station. Mr. Brady has been a
helpless invalid for nearly four years.
<>n the night of the shooting he and
his wife were alone in their room.
About 11 o'clock Dr. W. J. Carpenter, of
Katonah, was called to the telephone by
Mrs. Brady, who was at that time suf
fering from a wound in her right lung.
1 have just been shot," she said.
"Come ovej" quick. This is Mrs. Brady."
Then the voice died away. When Dr.
Carpenter arrived he found her lying un
conscious on the floor. He was able to
revive her after he had stopped the flow
of blood, and she told him that her hus
band had shot her. She was too weak
U> go into details. Mr. Brady said that
his wife had shot herself while in a
frenzy, following a quarrel with him.
Under Sheriff Doyle made an Investiga
tion, but was unable to get any definite
information. Coroner Squire will try to
take Mrs. Brady's ante-mortem state
Mr. Brady has^ b«en suffering from
paralysis, and has to be assisted about
by a nurse. His father was one of. the
pioneer settlers In Northern Westchester,
and owned a vast tract of land, which
the city of ' New York seized in its con
demnation proceedings to acquire a
GIRL IN BATHING DROWNS
Shock of Daughters Death
Nearly Fatal to Mother.
Jean Kennedy, the fifteen-year-old
daughter nf Mrs. A Ida Kennedy, of No.
5682 Broadway, was drowned yesterday
at Ocean Grove, N J. She was in bath-
ing with her friend, irma McHarg, when
both got beyond their depth. Mi.-s Mc-
Harg was rescued, hut Miss Kennedy
had gut beyond h< Ip and her body was
washed ashore in the surf.
Jean Kennedy and her twelve-year-old
sister. Susie, lived with their aunt at
Flatbush, where Jean was regarded as
the handsomest girl In the neighborhood.
Their mo, her keeps a millinery store at
the Broadway address, but three weeks
o*o she was stricken with appendicitis
and underwent an operation at the Me
morial Hospital. She had Just been
brought home yesterday *vhen she got
the news of her daughter's drowning.
She collapsed, and her condition last
night was critical.
The girls lather. Dr. John M. Ken
nedy, has been livir.g in San Francisco
for the ia>t three years.
BOY BITES PART OF TONGUE OFF.
Dunellsn. N. J . June 3.1 (Special).— Will*
!&ni Smith, four years old, was running
with lilt- tongue tetweea his teeth. He fell
and bit off hull' an lot of the tongue. The
doctors sewed v the se%ere»l tip back on and
William, it Is expected, will be all right In
a few days.
Edgewood Inn, Greenwich, Conn. —21 miles
from X. V.. just -iff i'n-t Road. Oarage, Rolf.
Mints music. Mtai resort for holiday outing.
— Advt. • ,:.,-- r.-- •-■.-- • . .
TAFT AT BEVERLY
President and Ex-President
Have Long and Friendly
RELATIONS MOST CORDIAL
They Discussed State and Na
tional Politics, but It Was a
Love Feast, Rather than
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Beverly. Mass.. June 30.— The Presi
; dent and the only living ex-President
i of the United States sat for two hours
! and a half on the broad veranda of the
i Taft summer house at Burgess Point
this afternoon and chatted over many
! things. When Mr. Roosevelt left the
I house he declared that it had been "a
I pleasant call," adding that he had had
: "a most delightful time."
President Taft was sitting in the
! library of his home going over the mail
with Assistant Secretary Forster when
he heard the "honk, honk" of the Lodge
automobile. He dropped everything and
hurried out of the front door to the
porch. Mr. Roosevelt was out of the
machine in a moment.
"Hello. Theodore!" shouted the Presi
. dent as the machine drew up at the
"How are you. ' Mr. President?" re
sponded Mr. Roosevelt as he bounded up
Then the two men shook hands, and
placing, their hands on each others'
shoulders said other words of^ greeting
which were lost in peals of I^Biter.-
For a moment the President hardly
seemed to see Senator Lodge, who stood
by, his face wreathed In smiles as he
observed . the spontaneous and
boyish greeting of the President and
Then Mr. Roosevelt turned to Mr. Xor
ton, secretary to the President, who
stood by, and from him to Assistant
Secretary Forster, who had been in
vited to be present to greet his former
chief. ~— .
-By George, this is fine.'" he ex
claimed, as he wrung Forsters hand in
both his own.
"I -mint tell Mrs. Roosevelt about
thin." he added. -She will be glad that
I have seen you."
Congratulates Mr. Taft.
When the party was, seated, the Presi
dent. Mr. Roosevelt. Senator Lodge and
Mr. Norton formed » little circle on the
greensward, with the blue sea as a back
ground. Then Mr. Roosevelt began to
congratulate President Taft on the mag
nificent thing* he had achieved in the
session of Congress just ended, pro
nouncing It a wonderful year, and elab
orating the messages he had sent to Mr
Taft by Secretary Meyer and Captain
Butt, us well as by mall.
Details of fhe conversation may not be
given, but it is a fact that from begin
ning to end It was a love feast Two
men. the best of friends, with similar
ideals and hopes, who had not seen each
other for a little more than a year, ex
changed views and experiences, the'con
versation ever and anon punctuated
with roars of laughter from the Presi
dent, echoed always by the higher
pitched expressions of mirth of the ex-
New York politics were touched on.
and Mr. Taft expressed his gratifica
tion at the support Mr. Roosevelt had
given Governor Hughes, saying he also
had done all he could to help the Gov
ernor in his tight for the Cobb direct ;
primary bill. For a few. moments the
conversation turned on conditions in the
Empire State, but only long enough to
satisfy both men that they were in en
tire harmony on the situation.
It was not a : conference, but a chat.
No big plans were discussed, at least in |
any detail, although both agreed on the
importance of harmonizing differences
in the party and presenting a solid and
forceful opposition to the common en
emy in November.
It was the first time Mr. Taft and Mr.
Roosevelt had met since March 4, 1908,
Mr. Roosevelt . was the first to con
gratulate his successor after he had
taken the oath of office in the Senate
Chamber. After that the President
went out Into the howling blizzard and
drove at ' once to the Union Station.
Consequently, the very multiplicity of
topics precluded protracted discussion of
any one. Before long the conversation
turned to Africa and Mr. Roosevelt*!
hunting exploits, when he talked with
that Inimitable humor which makes Mm
one of the moat entertaining raconteurs
in the world. Some of his stories were
greeted with shouts of laughter which
shook the rafters.
At 5 o'clock tea was served, and Mr«
Taft cam" to preside at the table, bring
ing 'with her Miss Helen, > Robert and
Charles Taft Joined the circle a little
Continued on third pa**
TRIPLE TRIUMPH FOB
THE HARVARD CREWS
Yale Men Collapse After
Gruelling Struggle in
CLEAN SWEEP ON THAMES
Thousands Afloat and Ashore
Watch Crimson Oarsmen
Come from Behind
HOW THE CREWS FINISHED IN
'VARSITY EIGHT-OARED RACE.
Harvard 50:46« i
KRKSIttnEN" EIGHT-OARED race.
•VARSITY FOLK-OARED RACE.
Yale. - 13:18
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
New London, Conn., June 30—Har
vard defeated Yale in three gruelling
races on the Thames here to-day, and
for the second year in succession the
joy-maddened Cambridge men are cele
brating a triple victory. The Crimson
"varsity eignt wound up a days glorious
rowing by pulling away from the Yale
I crew In the last half-mile of the big race
Late this afternoon, when, after one of
the most bitterly contested struggles of
\ recent years, four men in the Blue shell
! practically collapsed as the finish line
I was passed. Earlier in the day the
Harvard freshman and four-oared crews
I set the pace for the varsity to follow,
' so that nothing was left for Yale except
thoughts for the future.
Yale put up the stiffest kind of re
sistance in the 'varsity race, and for the
first mile and a half was on even terms
or leading the Harvard shell. The race
itself was gruelling from start to finish,
and the men were completely worn out
when the four miles of heartbreaking
rowing was finished. Both crews pulled
a bruising stroke and each fought despe
rately for two miles to shake the other
off. Then Yale weakened a trifle and
the Crimson gained a slight advantage.
The last half of the race was marked
by desperate spurts by both crews.
Yale challenged repeatedly, but vainly.
Tli« Gameness of the Yale Men.
At the three-mile mark it seemed cer
tain that the Blue was doomed to de
feat. Every one watching the race knew
that only an accident could stem the
flooding Crimson tide, but the men in
the Yale boat fought on with grim de
termination—fought on grit and sheer
will power. Their strength was all but
That was the thing which made that
last mile of the race worth going far to
see. It was a splendid exhibition of
pluck. Tired muscles and overwrought
nerves called out for relief, but there
was to be none until the finish line had
been passed. Rowing with all the
strength that was left in it. the Yale
crew pulled itself together. Everything
was gone but the desire to fight to the
last for their Alma Mater. It was no
disgraced crew that trailed Harvard
across the line nearly a third of a min
ute after the Crimson had received the
salute always paid the victor.
Wallis. stroke of the Blue eight, was
all but on the point of collapse a quar
ter of a mile from the finish. He went
through the motions of rowing, but he
added not one whit to the power that
was driving the boat. He sagged be
tween every stroke, and it was only by
the most heroic effort that he was able
to lift himself up again for the suc
ceeding stroke. Fearing, the little cox
swain, sprayed him with water every
few yards In that last furlong. When
the line wa'* evosassl Wallis collapsed
completely. He fell back on Wodell. his
captain. In No. 7, and Wodell for a mo
ment held him up. But the Yale tap
tain himself had to ghe in to the de
mands of exhausted nature, and he. too.
fell unconscious in the sht-H. By this
time the boat had drifted down under
the bridge, und for the moment was lost
from view of those crowded on the
Four Men Coilapsed at Eid.
When It reappeared a few seconds
later Oolburn at No. 1* in the Yale shell,
and Buckingham. No. <!. were in a state
Of collapse. Wodell had sufficiently re
covered himsvlf to be able to sit up in
the boat, and he WSS one of the first to
jump aboard the launch BUhu Yale as
she came up to take the men front the
shell Wallis had to be dragged out and
wrapped in a blanket, v hile the other
two were revived by splashing water
over their bodies before they were lifted
out. The other men in the lx>at »ere in
fair cnrtition. The Harvard CWT, tOS\
(ooiinii'il <in righth !'•£••
Twelve Republican Senators
Refuse to Enter Caucus
VOTE TO ADJOURN TO-DAY
Direct Primary Legislation Ap
pears Dead at Present — As
sembly Refuses to Pass
I B-. T»!**r*pti to The Tribune. i
Albany. June 20. — By the baldest and
crudest kind of a combination with the
Democrats in both houses of the Leg
islature a minority of the Republican
legislators, acting under command of,
| William Barnes, jr.. and Speaker Wads
worth, defied President Taft. Governor
, Hughes and Theodore Roosevelt on ths
direct nominations issue. In the As
sembly the Cobb bill was voted down h7
a vote of 86 to 63. In the Senate to
night twelve Republicans refused to f»
into the caucus, and, in combination
with Grady Democrats, succeeded after
a very bitter fight in adopting a resol'i
tion .for final adjournment at - p. m. to
; morrow. That moans that as things
stand at present no direct nominations
j bill can be considered further.
The bipartisan combination was in
i fine working order in the Assembly thi3
! afternoon. But never in Us best da; 9
I did It surpass the height to which it
i rose In the Senate to-night. William
I Barnes, jr.. boss of Albany County. Eie-
I publican Collector of the Port of Albany
1 by grace of President Taft. and Republi
'• can state commltteeman. was li lj»Qj>
i blng and consorting 1 and work "ops ntv
' with "Tom" Grady and '"The" Mi-Man-*
[ and "Jim" Frawley, of Tammany Hall,
, calling them into the Senate clerk's
; room, slapping them on the back, send
! ing messages by them and other Sena
i tors. When Republican Senators didn't
come fast enough to his bidding h«
; sought them on the floor of the Senate,
: and If he was too busy to do that Orat
; tan's clerk chased them around ths
! chamber and piloted them to him.
Scheme Nicely Worked Out.
He and the Democrats had their
scheme nicely worked out. It was a
repetition of the Grady- Jleade combina-
I tion which for a time delayed the caucus
I on the Cobb bill at the regular session
and almost prevented it compietely.
Twelve Republican Senators had been
whipped Into line, and though they had.
all except one, entered the caucus on the
Cobb bill at the regular session,
I had agreed to stay out of this
caucus and vote with the Democrats
for final adjournment to-morrow.
Taking no chances. Barnes was
around to see to it that these men
stayed out of the caucus. These men
did stay out: Alt and Kissel, of Brook
lyn: Brackett. of Saratoga: Mead", of
Rochester. Aldridge's Senator; Holder.,,
of Syracuse, HenSrick's man Emerson,
of Warren County, delivered to Barnes
last night by his brother. "Lou** Emer
son; Coats, of Franklin, who pays alle
giance to Congressman Malby. and Fred
Kilburn, ex-Superintendent of Banks;
Platt, of Steuben. and Witter, of Alle
gany. both under the Wadsworth domin
ion; McKenzie. of Niagara, whose boss 13
John A. Merritt. a federal officeholder:
Schlosser, Lou Payns Senator, and Or i..
tan, Barnes's own man.
Leadership of Barnes Followed.
These twelve, in combination with th»
Democrats, were to prevent action by
the Senate to-night on the COM direct
nominations bill, especially the presen
tation of the Agnew amendi* 1 *? 13 - They
were to see to it that the *4<?rritt resolu
tion for the final adjoijp^nent to-mor
row was adopted. Tfe^i- did. Despite
impassioned assurance^" from Senators
Davenport, Hlnman a-nd Newcomb that
they were .sowing the whirlwind in
betraying their party and work
ing with the Democrats. they
followed the leadership of Barnes Into
the Tammany camp. Despite warning
that they were rejecting the leadership
of Roosevelt, which they had said so
often they desired, they deliberately went
contrary to his advice in company with
Grady's Democrats. Despite warnings
from Senators Cobb and Hill that such
action almost beyond doubt would tls
up financial legislation so badly that an.
other extra session would be necessary',
these twelve Republicans deserted" the
twenty-three other Republicans who had
gone into the caucus, and acted with the
Caucus Heeds Leaders' Wishes.
That caucus gave some heed to th«
directly expressed wishes of Mr. Roose
velt, the equally well understood wishes
of President Taft. the recommendations
of Governor Hughes, and the petitions
of Republicans like William l»er.. jr.;
Congressmen Cocks. Calder, Bennet and
Hamilton Fish: Otto T. Bannard. Henry
1.. Stlmson. Naval Officer Kraacke. of
Brooklyn: Controller Prendergast and
District Attorney Whitman. Chairman
Willcox of th«" Public Service Commis
sion. Ist District; Darwin R. James. jr.;
William H. Wadhams. John Henry Ham
mond. Frederick R. Hazard, of Syracuse,
and many other*, who are here. By
unanimous vote of the twenty-three Re
publicans present it was decided to make
the Cobb bill, with the proposed New
York County amendments, a party meas
ure, and to postpone consideration of
any fina! adjournment resolution until a
further caucus at 10 a. m. to-morrow.
Knowledge of the caucus deliberations
was obtained by the Republicans who
refused to attend and Democrats. It
didn't change their course any; rather,
it seemed to strengthen them in their
Eager for the Fight to Begin.
When at length the Senators saun
tered In from the caucus, the Democrats.
under Grady. and the boltlns Repub
licans were sitting solemnly in their
seats, eager for the fight to besin. Al
■•sal the first thins done after the in
troduction of a bill by Senator Hinmaa
was the reading of Mr. Merrltt's Anal
adjournment resolution. Senator Grat
tan sprang to his feet almost before tits)
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