Newspaper Page Text
? """^ ~ * .-^-~^^
J_ ' ■ . . _.
Y OL LXX....N 0 23,310.
TWO HELD FOR BIG
STOCK STAMP STEAL
Clerk and Broker Now Under
Arrest — Loss of Million Dol
lars a Year in Revenue.
ACCIDENT LED TO EXPOSE
Trap Laid by Deputy Controller
and Police — Bundle of Used
Transfer Stamps Sold by
With the arraignment of two men be
fore Magistrate Herbert, in the Tombs
court, yesterday. Allen P. Haiku. the
Deputy State Controller, believes he has
r> good start on the work of breaking up
The trade in used stock transfer stamps,
which is causing the state a loss of
approximately SIjOOO.OOO a year in its
Through the faithful and keen work of
p cl^rk In the brokerage office of Je
rome J. Danzig & Co., No. 100 Broadway,
tne Deputy Controller was able to offer
j-ufficient testimony against both the
cicrk wh- it is alleged stole the stamps
and the s imp broker ho is said to have
received hew to have each held in
14.960 bail Timothy J. Sullivan, the
< lerk. pleaded guilty to larceny, and was
held for tria!. "Ben" Alexander, the stamp
brcker. was held for examination next
Exposure Due to Accident.
The Controller^ office has evidence
relating- t« a dozen other stamp broker
age offices, and hope? to make the busi
ness unsafe, but the state officials re
pard it a? peculiar that a Mil which they
tried to have put through the last Legis
lature, making ii a misdemeanor to buy
or sejl the led stock transfer
Ftamps, was defeated through the activ
■■• of a strong lobby.
The exposure if the two men who were
r.rrrsted yesterday was made possible
through a pure accident, but the Blip
made by one of the stamp dealers had
to be followed by a careful bit of de
tective work to gain arsy result
About two ._- asr<"». sp Mr. Halletl
ir.]<i the story yesterday. .Tames Perry,
a young man in Danzie a- Co.'a office,
vas about to eavc for the night, when
h«? discovered a ■ ■■'.- of cancelled
Transfer stamps in the wash basin. He
look them into The main office nd told
Sullivan. wh<> was the only other clerk
left, of his find.
••] wonder how they got there?" Perry
asked. Then he said: "Well, we'll just
put them in the safe, and tell Mr. Dan
zig about them Monday morning."
Trap Worked with Clerk.
It «i: a Saturday night. Sullivan
closed the safe, and apparently the inci
dent. But on the Sunday morning fol
lowing Perry was surprised by a call
from Sullivan. Perry lives in Conner.
X. Y. According to Mr. Hallet. Sullivan
made r.o concealment, but openly ad
mitted to the younger clerk that he had
put the bundle of stamps in th.- wash
basin intentionally, and ended by ask
ing him to refrain from advising; the
head of the firm of the discovery.
Perry put him off with an indefinite
rcp!v. On the Monday, however. Perry
took the matter up with Mr. Danzig and
the latter summoned Haliett. and it was
agreed that Perry should appear to fall
in with the scheme and trace the bundle
to the receiver of the stolen goods.
The next day Perry told Sullivan that
be was in need of a little money, and it
vas arranged that they should take a
bundle of about six hundred cancelled
stamps to a broker.
They went to SCo 52 New street, where
Sullivan, accompanied by Perry, left the
bundle with a man who gave the name
of "Ben" Alexander, and the day after
that Sullivan proffered to Perry £."i as
hip share of the deal.
■ rry Intimated that ;*; * •■ i e a pretty
■ • f r, r su-'h a pai kage. and
■. • |er declared that only i
tv,*- Btampe coald be used, h<- gave
■ • ■- r .?■"">.
Detective Finds Stamps.
When the Deputy Controller was ap
prised of these steps he called in Lieu
tenant Farley, of Police Headquarters,
•who arrested both Sullivan and Alex
ander, charging the latter with receiv
ing Etolen goods. In a cabinet in Alex
ander's office the detective found the
bundle of cancelled stamps described by
The stamps, like all the cancels
stamps held in brokerage offices, were
attached to the sab ticket of the stock.
The stock brokers are bound to hold
thesf tickets at least thr» •• months from
the date of the sale. and. in fact, the
ftat«?*s Lamp on the sale ticket is neces
sary 5n any letral tangle which may arise
over the ownership of the stock.
One $2 stamp constitutes the tax on
♦strh sale of one hundred shares of the
par value rsl49« share,, and that ratio
of tax is maintained whatever the market
value of the stock may be at the time
Crooked Work Simplified.
'A very little pasting work with thin
tissue paper, or a careful ironing and
erasing serves to render those stamps
almost like new ones In appearance,"
raid Mr. Hallett last night, "and when
you think that there are pome four hun
dred brokerage houses on the New York
Stock Exchange alone, each of them
Using thousands of these stamps annu
ally, It is *iasy to understand what a vast
total the state is robbed of in the course
of a y*a.r.
The Empire Trust Company is the
only authorized agent of the Controller's
oSce in the sale of thes« etamps, but
these s»arap brokers, by buying can
celled and etolen stamps at ridiculously
-'•V figures and selling the renovated
♦oot at a moderate percentage under the
legitimate price, teiaj>t hundreds of
young clerks and messengers in Wall
Btnaet, with the. result that the cancelled
ftainpe are used over again In hundreds
« Mack sales, and th without knowl
t-^re of the crooked work going beyond
-"•'- transfer clerk, whose duty it is to
">ak after the sale tickets."*
hj BPOADWAV, CORNER THOMAS ST.
-ne office of Savannah Line. Reserva
s v , nj&de and tickets sold To all point*
fcou'b c?ll or telephone K35 Bprlos^-Advt.
To-morrow. in.rf>»^ii cloudiness.
MAYOR (iAYXOR AND HIS FAMILY AT THE HORSE SHOW AT SMITHTOWX, LONG ISLAND.
Left to rlght-Xonwu. Gaynor. Helen GLaynor, (;ertmd" Gaynor, who won a prize: the Mayor. Ruth Gnvnor. Mrs. Gaynor, Mrs. viugut. tho Mayor's se<oud daughter, ami ft K. Vintrut. his son-in-Inw.
LORIMER WOULD GET OUT
Resigns from Hamilton Cluh,
Following Recall of Invitation.
ASKED AS GUEST OF HONOR
Roosevelt's Refusal to Sit at
Table with Senator Upset
Chicago. Sept. 10. — terse note of res
ignation from the Hamilton Club, of
which he had been a member for many
years, was the answer made here to-day
by United States Senator William T.ori
mer to the action of the club president,
John H. Batten, in withdrawing his in
vitation to the Roosevelt dinner on
Thursday night. The invitation was
withdrawn because ex- President Roose
velt refused to attend if Senator Lorimer
also was a guest.
While Senator Lorimer urged that his
resignation be accepted immediately, it
is said to-nistit that the Senator's
friends on the club board of governors
probably will refuse to rote the accept
Details of the correspondence between
President Batten and Senator Lorimer,
showing that the junior Illinois Senator
a'so was to have been a guest of honor
and that it was the hope of the club to
make the. dinner notable as a harmoni
ous occasion, where all factions of the
Republican party had broken bread to
gether, wer* mad* public to-day.
At least three Invitation? were sent to
Lorimer. each urgins: him to attend the
dinner, and to the last of these he sent
his acceptance. After this, on the day
of the dinner, came the sudden recall of
Th»- note of resignation was written
after a oonferenoe of the Senator with
several friends, and a* first was bplieved
to h^ a cue which would be followed by
a number of his admirers in the dub.
• • it was decided by his friends to
■ • '• accept the resignation.
MR, ROOSEVELT SILENT
Greatly Interested, but Makes
No Comment on Lorimer.
Pittsburgh Sept. 10. — Theodore Roose
velt heard to-nierlit that Senator Lor
imer had resigned from the Hamilton
Club, following the attack which the ex-
President made on him two days ago.
Mr. Roosevelt was greatly interested in
the news of the Senator's action, but he
would make no comment on it.
MAY LOCK RECTOR OUT
Vestrymen of Brooklyn Church
When he goes to preach a 1 morning
service to-day the Rev. William x. Ack
ley, rector of st. Andrew's Protestant
Episcopal Church, at Fourth avenue and
r,<ith Ptr<^t, Brooklyn, may find the doors
of the church locked apr.<inst him. for he
has been Berved with ootice i>y tli<- war
dens and vestrymen that he is do longer
In charge of the congregation. He said
last night that he would n<«t relinquish
his rectorship until the legality of the
church managers' action was determined.
t: •• wardens and vestrymen of the
church have brought charges against Dr.
Ackley, who has been rector of St An
drew's for sixteen years. Th«ir allega
. bet n pi Into d on circulars,
which have alreadj been distributed to
the memben of the congregatioii One
wi the charges is that h*> is too id to be
ot further use t.. the tio< k.
WOULD BE CHAUFFEUR AT 70
Secretary of State Gets Application
from Aged Citizen of Attica.
Albany. Sept. 10.— Hezekiah \V. Psttlbane,
of Attica, seventy years old, to-day mad*
application to S. 6. Ko.iiiK, Secretary of
_■! ' . for -i license tO operate an automo
bile He is the oldest m.in who ham applied
for a chauffeurs license
In his application paper Mr Pettibone, in
answer to the question -'Have you ever
ha'] an accident while operating cars?"
"ays. --None: only in the killing of a dog/]
NEW- YORK, SUN DAY, SEPTEMBER 11 , 1 910 -FIVE PARTS- SIXTY PAGES.
VANDERBILT IN NO DANGER
Recovering from Typhoid, Says
Dr. Flint, Not Gunshot Wound.
A report was circulated in this city
late yesterday afternoon that Reginald
C. Vanderbilt. who has been ill for some
time at his home at Newport, was suf
fering from a gunshot wound.
Dr. Austin Flint, jr., who has been at
tending Mr yanderbilt. was reached by
telephone last night at Newport. He
"Reginald Vanderbilt has been suffer
ing from typhoid fever for the last three
weeks, but has improved very much
lately. He is entirely out of danger.
His temperature is normal, and, in fact,
he is almost convalescent."
NEGRO SUES FOR $100,000
Says Authorities Abetted Race
Riot Which Ruined His Business.
Norfolk. Va . Sept. 1O. — One of the
oddest rapes in the history of race riots
was presented to-day, when Samuel I,
Burton, a negro, of Onancock, en
tered suit for $100,000 against the town
oi Onancock and the Hoard of Super
visors of Accomac County in the United
States Court here for damages alleged
tr. h;j\-e been done to him in 1907.
Burton asserts that his business.
amounting to $10,000 a year, was broken
up as a result of a riot which occurred
m Onancock on August 10, 1907, which
caused him to flee for his life. He
< barges that the authorities of Onan
cock and Accomac County aided in the
ri"t and caused him to spend almost a
year in jail before he was finally »n-quitted»n
quitted ot a charge of murder as a re
sult of his appeal to the Superior Court
of Virginia from a sentence of ten years
in the penitentiary.
Another charge made by Burton is
that his place was burned by either the
del ndants named or at their inptanee
and that property valued at $2,500 had
be^n confiscated. He says lie is still
the victim of the conspiracy, as he is
restrained from returning to his home
on account of threats to do him harm.
G!RL HELD AS BURGLAR
Only 14 Years Old, Is Charged
with Attempting Big: Haul.
Mary Colen, fourteen v>.ir.~ old. was
arrested late last nieht at Coney Island
on a charge of burglary. She whs turned
over to the Children's Society, and will
be arraigned to-morrow.
According to the detectives, Mary en
tered a boarding bouse at Mermaid ave
nue and West 17th street early yester
day morning, and hid herself. There
are about a hundred boarders in the
house. In the afternoon Mrs. Isaac Dett
man, one of the guests, left the bouse.
and Mary, the detectives say. entered her
room and. after donninp a silk dress and
putting on diamond rings valued at
$1,500, crept under the bed. In addition
. the silk dress she h;id also gathered
other clothing, the whole valued at Sion.
On her r<turn. Mrs. Dettman discov
ered her dress and diamond Hiirs were
missing, and Bhe gave the alarm. Whet,
the detectives arrested Mary they found
in her possession a Riip. which has been
identified :<* the property of Mrs. Sadie
Raymond, of No. 2".: 1 West 21st street.
Manhattan, and a silk dress and a pold
v.ateh valued at $100. the property of
Mrs Joseph Warsh&uer. of Neptune ave
nue and Wist 17th street, Coney Island.
LEAPS 200 FEET TO DEATH
Woman Jumps Down the East
Rock at New Haver.
New Haven, Sept I<> Miss Grace It.
Hurt, of this city, committed suicide
late to-day by Jumping down the east
tace ■■! Baal Rock. Her tail, a distance
oi about two hundred feet, was broken
by shrubbery, and she was alive and
conscious wh«-n picked up, and begged ■
police officer to shoot her.
Bhe wan hurri.d to a hospital, but
di< i shortly alter reaching it n. r skull
v.m- fractured and she received other
Miss Burl was about thirty years old
Relatives stated to-night that sh. 5 had
Buffered considerably with eye trouble,
and had expressed the fear that she
would lose her eight.
As he watched the horses in the ring yesterday.
(Photographs by Th*- American Press Association.)
NEWBURG OLD GUARD QUITS
With Odell Out Direct Primary
Adherents to Take Control.
[By TelPßi-apti to The ]
Newburg, N. V., Sept. 10, The repre
sentative? of the "old guard" on the
Newburg Republican Citj Committee
have derided that as Mr Odell has de
cided to retire from active participation
in local politics, ••wins: to breaches that
are constantly widening, they will make
do further effort to maintain their or
ganization, and in "behalf of harmony,"
as thej put it. will leave the entire con
duct of the coming campaign to their
opponents, "the regular Republican
party," as it was named.
The committee will have charge of the
primaries on Thursday next, with only
one ticket in the field, and that to be
named by the direct primary people.
They have railed all the conventions,
and were in session to -night talking over
the situation and preparing for a vigor
BOSTON THE FIFTH CITY
Population, 670,585, a Gain of
109,693 in Ten Years.
Washington. Sept 10. The Census
Bureau announced this evening that the
population of Boston is 670,585, an in
crease of "K'9.693. or I!iti per cent, as
compared with 569.892 in 1900. This
leaves Boston the fifth city in point of
population in the United States. A dec
ade ago St. Louis outranked Boston by
o,,iy i4.24fi. The present census leaves
St Louis ahead by 1f.. 444. St. Louis's
Increase from innn to 1910 was in. 4. and
Boston beat that by two-tenths of
l per cent. Boston's population twenty
years ago was 445.4 77. The increase
from 1890 to 1!"'" was 111". 415. or 2f..l
The population of New York City la
4. :•;•;. wi, according to the official figures.
This is a In the last decade of
1,329,681, or 38.7 per cent Philadelphia
Is the third city in population, accord
ing to the official figures, having gained
In the lasl decade 255,311, or in.7 per
cent, its Rain beinp one-tenth of 1 per
cent greater than that of Boston. The
population of Philadelphia Is 1,549,008.
Th.; official figures oi Chicago's popula
tion have noi yol been announced.
Washington, Sept Ifl The population of
N. \ Rochelle, N. V.. announced by the
Census Bureau to-day, la 28.867, an increase
of H.I4T, or 96 ! j cent, v compared
with 14,730 in 1900
The population of Poughkeepsle, N. v.,
i- 27,938, an increase of 3,907. or 16.3 per
cent." as compared with 34.029 in 1900.
The population of Kingston. N. V.. is
25,908, an increase of 1,373, or 6.6 per cent, M
compared with 24,535 in 1000.
MOONLIGHT TRIPS ON STR. 'ALBANY,'
Hudson River Day Line lust down hoat.—
ROCKEFELLER CITY'S HOPE
Cleveland Used His Lake to Kill
Mosquitoes — Will Now Try Oil.
Cleveland, Sept. I©. — If the water from
the lake on the estate of John TV Rocke
f« Her at forest Hill has a tendency to
fatten mosquitoes, what effect will oil
from the Standard Oil Company have'
This is a question to be determined by
the Cleveland park board.
For some time the residents in the
neighborhood of Diigway Brook have
been pestered with millions of mos
quitoes which have bred in the brook
dnrine; low water. The park board re
quested Mr. Rockefeller to open the flood
eates at his lake which feeds the brook
and allow the water to flood out tlv
stream. This he readily consented to do
and the lake was drained.
The remedy seemed worse than tho
evil. The mosquitoes which before had
been of ordinary size were claimed by
the inhabitants of the neighborhood to
have gnnvn enormous and waxed far
more energetic on the waters from th*
lake until they had become practically
Ttie park department has now decided
to purcnase from the Standard Oil Com
pany a larpe quantity of petroleum to
turn loose in the brook, in the hope tint
it will accomplish what the flooding
process failed to do.
LEAPS FROM BURNING TAXI
Miss Hanson, of Palisades, N. J.,
Has Exciting- Experience.
| By T.'lopraph to Th« Tribune 1
Baltimore, Sept. 10.— While Miss
Blanche H. Hanson, of Palisades, N. J..
was hurrying from a railroad station to
the pier of the Chesapeake Steamship
Company this evening to catch a steamer
for Vorktoun. V i . tlv taxicab in whfch
she was riding caught tire from an ex
haust pipe. -Miss Hanson called to th
chauffeur, but he did not hear her. Then
she screamed, gathered her skirts close
and !• aped from the cab jusi as Urn cnaf
feur became aware of th>- danger and
Miss Hanson said it was an exciting
experience, and for a moment she feared
that her clothing would ignite from the
burning Boor of the cab. She suffered
only from nervous shock, as a result of
the experience, and sailed on the steamer
Atlanta to-night. Miss Hanson is .11
known in New York theatrical circles.
Her brother, Richard Hanson, whose
stage Mime is Richard Bennett, is lead
ing man in Aland.- Adams's company.
FAMOUS TOREADOR KILLED.
Madrid. Sept. 10.— Pepete, the famous
toreador of Seville, was killed here to-day
In a bullfight.
• PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MAYOR AT HORSE SHOW
He and Mrs. Gavnor See Chil
dren Win Prizes at Smithtown.
STILL WEAK AND HOARSE
Appearance Hardly Changed, but
He Shows Other Signs of
[By Tflesraph to The Tr:hur>". 1
Smith toWni Long Island. Sept. 10. —
Mayor Gaynor and all the members of
his family attended the horse show here
to-day, and Miss Gertrude and Rufus
Gaynor were successful in carrying off
prizes with their entries. The Mayor
himself had two farm horses entered, but
they failed- to win a place.
The Smithtowfl horse show is a great
social event in this section of Long Isl
and and entries from widely divergent
points are to be found in the ring. The
younger members of the Gaynor family
v. i re on the ground early in the day.
Each of them had an entry. Rufus had
his Gesta entered in the stallion wagon
class and carried off first prize. Miss
Gertrude Gaynbr entered her horse
Lemons iii two classes. She was suc
cessful in the combination saddle and
harness class, carrying off first prize.
In the class for ladies' saddle horses
Lemons took the second prize. Lemons
took two blue ribbons at last year's
show, and his mistress was proud of her
continued success this year.
The Mayor and Mrs. Gaynor came to
the grounds early in the afternoon. The
place was crowded with visitor?, and the
automobile parking space v.ms crowded.
Th..- Mayor had had eight hours' good
sleep last night, so that he was in ex
cellent condition to-day and took a lively
interest in the show.
The first class of exhibits judged was
that for farmers' teams, but his horses
were not .indeed good enough to cany off
the coveted blue ribbon, and it went to
Mrs. W. H. Bull. Of Hafpuusrh. who ex
hibited her pair. Tom an«t Jerry.
Little Miss Marion Gaynor shared ha
her father's disappointment, for her en
try in the saddle pony riass failed to
qualify in 'he opinion of the judges, and
the prize was won by .lames <;. nxnard's
< in" of the popular awards of the day
was that of first prize in th«» runabout
cla?s to Mrs Stanford White's Snow
ball. Snowball is twrnty-iive years old,
was the favorite carriage horse of th~
late Stanford White and has capture,!
many blue ribbons. Despite his agre. the
old horse shows as well to-day as he did
fifteen years ago.
The presence of Mayor Gaynor at the
show was expe r- d. and there was a rush
to try to set a look at Now Tork'a
wounded executive. He conversed with
a number of his neighbors and fl lends.
but he cut his stay short, as be explained
that by the advice of his phvsi.-i.ms he
must refrain from talking too much, if
he wished his voice to improve so that
he could soon resume his duti..
lu app< arance the Mayor >. , mcd al
most as well as he was before the mur
derous assault was made on him. but he
still shows siens of hay intr K'>ne through
a long illness, and his voice is Mill rather
weak and hoarse.
There was considerable disappointment
among the later arrivals at the show.
for everybody wanted to see Mayor Gay
nor. He did not stay very long on the
grounds, however, for. after taking a
look at all the entries and commenting
on them, and complimenting his son and
daughter on their success, he re-entered
his automobile with Mrs. Gaynor and
they went for a long drive before re
turning to their home at st. .lames.
G. W. PATTEN GIVES $500,000
He Founds Hospital Endowment
Fund for Evanston, 111.
Chicago. Sept. 10— Announcement was
made to-day of a $T«'W\OOO gift to the Evans
ton (111.) Hospital Association by George
W. Patten, brother of James A. Patten.
The money' is to b© used by the hospital
as an endowment fund, to be know as the
Agn^s and Louisa Patten Fund. Mrs.
Acnes Patten, who died recently, was th«
mother of th* giver and or' James A. Pat
ten, and Mrs. Louisa Patten Is the wife of
lam«e A v .itt«.n
Pittsburg, Last City Visited on
Western Trip, First in
REVIEWS HUNT FOR GRAFT
Says He Went Not to Harm %
Town, but to Congratulate
It — Praises 'Pittsburg
(By T»!e*i-2pli "> Th» Tribune. ]
Plttsburg. Sept. 10.-Pittsburg lava
Theodore Roosevelt the. greatest recep
tion he has had on his entire Western
trio, a fact which seemed peculiarly,
fitting, as this is the last city to be vis
ited by the ex-President before his re
turn to Oyster Bay.
Great as have been the crowds which,
have welcomed Mr. Roosevelt in every?
city and even along the railroads be
tween cities on his remarkable tour. th»
! crowds which lined every block of th«
| long line of march in this city exceeded
both in size and enthusiasm anything
previously seen. From the Pennsyl-
I vania station to the Fort Pitt Hotel.
from the Fort Pitt Hotel to the Monon
i gahela Hotel, where the overflow meet
i ing was held, and from the Monor.gahel*
Hotel to the exposition grounds, there*
was one continuous cheer. «Not onlY
I were the sidewalk? densely crowded, bun
every window had its full quota, red fir*
was burned in many windows by both:
men and women and bunting was to ba
. seen on every side. Mr. Roosevelt*
standing in the M carriage, bowed, con-,
stantly. while cries of "Hurrah for*
T-ddV" "Hurrah for Roosevelt!" and;
"Our Teddy"* were heard on all sides.
Wh^'n the exposition grounds were
reached Mr. Roosevelt walked between
1 ropes through a dense mass of peopla
who cheered themselves hoarse as hi
' passed, while above their huzzas rose the
strains of -The Star Spangled Banner.'*
played by the band in the gallery.
Big Auditorium Crowded,
The auditorium, which seats font!
thousand persons, was crowded, while
thirty-six thousand applications for*
seats had to be rejected. Mr. RoosevelS
was introduced by Mayor W. A. Mag-ee.
who spoke enthusiastically, although a
little too Ions:. The presentation of Mr.
Roosevelt was followed by a great ova
Men jumped and danced and waved
their hats and yelled themselves hoarse
for several minutes as Mr. Roosevelt
[ascended to the platform. The band
I struck up "A Hot Time." and . the •,•
', President raised first one foot and then,
• the other, as though to dance. Tlis
j crowd broke out anew. Women helped
lin the welcome, too, for in boxes on
! either side was a reservation for th<
leaders of prominent women's civic
clubs and civic organizations.
Over the stage from which Mr. Roose
velt spoke was hung ft huge map of they
world, on which were painted black lines
showing Colonel Roosfevelt's travel;*
since he left the White House, over
Africa. Europe and America.
After reviewing Pittsburgh achieve
ment in the direction of eradicating and
punishing graft, Mr. Roosevelt declared
that he came not to harm P llSMirg bat
to congratulate her. He then tool up
the case of the man who is corrupt, but
who manages by some technicality to
"I have always liked Pittsburg." saM
the ex-President. "I think that Pitts
burg represents in many respects an
epitome of the American people. It has
the characteristics of our people de
veloped to an unusual degree: energy,
power, force, keen business intelligence,
rigid industry, immense versatility of
mmd — all of the qualities of a vigorous,
masterful people. I wish I could stop
there: but there are certain American
traits which you all possess that are less
desirable. As a nation we have some
times seemed drunk with material —
perity; as a nation we have sometimes
j tended to think only of the things of the
body; as a nation we have sometimes
taken a hard, material, shortsighted ■
pride in being merely practical and not
"The shortsighted men. timid men and
the men of sordid mind always turn
when such a work as that which this ]
association has done under Mr. English,
has been accomplished, and say: 'You
ought not to do that; you hurt Pitt3
rg:' The people that hurt Pittsbursr
are the people that are corrupt.
Had a Part in Inquiry.
•It was mv good fortune t.» have a.
connection with the beginning of th©
inquiry in this city that developed th« .
extraordinary crookedness. Applause. >
At th.- time I was President, and after*
some correspondence, one or two of your
representative citizens came to me and
said they had every reason to believe*
that an examination of certain banks
would disclose a scandalous connection
between certain business men and cer
tain politicians to rob the city. and they
asked me if I could not have the bank
Investigated by a man who: I knew to
be straight and honest. I said I cer
tainly could. So I asked the Treasury
Department — 1 did not tell anybody
hat was to be done, where I wanted to
use the man — but 1 asked the Treasury
Department to give me a man whom
they knew would be dead straight. I
got the man. and then I sent him here.
"And I was very much amused over
one little Incident An acquaintance,
almost a friend, si mine in a. political
posHloa came to me and said that ho
understood that some -nary people
were trying to cause trouble and tried
to influence me to take action against
worthy citizens. He hoped I would nut
do it. I told him he could be sure I
would Join with him in seeing that no
worthy citizen was scotched, and that I
would expect him to join with me to se«
that I set at every email that 1 possibly
"Well, as I say, my part was merely
a very slight part, but 1 think [
may say. Mr. President, the investisra
♦ ion mule by Mr. Nesbit for the n »-