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1 CLIFTON ROBINSON
SffllN IN M; OB
fna ii S h Financier and Authority
Municipal Rapid Transit
Sunrijmbs tn Apoplexy.
IAOY ROBINSON WITH HIM
Recently Returned from Philip
pine Islands— Built Tramways
in London and System of
While rtSBBC in a southbound Isling
ton avenue car. about » o'clock last
night Fir Clifton Robinson, of London.
the famous English expert on municipal
railways, who had been here since Sat
urday.'was taken rotJdeniv 111. * was
ending Wide his wife. Lady Mary
T^binson. when he suddenly collapsed.
The car was near 60th Street, and two
ras^enz-ers helped the stricken man off
th/car and carried him into Nauheim's
druc -tore, at No. 7^l Lexington avenue.
An ambulance was sent for. but before
Pr Fampson arrived from the Presby
terian Hospital Fir Clifton was dead.
Apoplexy was the cause of death. Lady
Robin=on went into hysteric* and had
m be treated at the drug store
Fir Clifton and Lads Robinson had
Men viFiting the latter** brohter. Shaw
Martin, at No. IM East Blat street. Fir
."lifton had . ... luncheon at the Plaza
Hot*! with Mr. Martin before going to
tht- latter's house.
He left Mr. Martin'F and waked to
the car at gut street. Almoft as soon a?
he got on the car ho complained to Lady
Hnpinson that he was fueling unwell. He
d'd not take his indisposition very seri
ously, hut it gradually grew worse.
Collapses in *• Car.
He sudden' v became almost uncon-
Frious. and fell with bis head on his
wife's shoulder. The car war- stopped,
ar>3 Patrolman Mu'-' of the East <>7th
Ftreet station, who happened to he on
the car. and another passenger almost
carried Fir Clifton off the car. When
they got him to the street Fir Clifton
we? unable to walk, and the two men
carried him Into the drug j=tore.
Lady Robinson was so weakened by
the death of her husband that she re
quired the sc-rviceF of a physician. Later
the cabled to her son. Clifton Robinson,
at No. 50 Futum Court Road, Chiswlck,
It war said last night that Sir Clifton
had been ill for about a year, and went
t.-> Carlsbad last spring in search <■'
health. Th« cure there, it was said, did
him no good.
Sir Clifton rJotiins^n, who wme known
in England as •>. "tramway king,"
had an unusual career. When still a
boy he collectt-d fares on one of the
first English cars whi>h George Francis
Train, the eccentric American genius, in
troduoed at Birkenhead as -a novelty in
IS6O. Sin-'e h* had collected his first
fan he had filled every position 5n the
Sent to PhiiipcineE.
Because cf his ability as an exrert in
«r.g!n<^ring. Sir Edgar Speyer, on be
half of a syndicate representing Inter
national financiers, commissioned Sir
Clifton thi? year to go to the Thilippines
and report on transportation conditions
After spending several months he re
turned in September, and recommended
fjome railway construction in the isl
ands. It is understood that no action
has been taken as yet. but it is being
serJ<->i:sly considered, at I cost estimated
Fir Clifton also advised in his report
the gradual renewal of the existing one
•thousand miles of tra< k as well as a
number oJ radical changes in trans
portation methods! He paid a high
trjbute to the general spirit and meth
ods cf the Arm an administration.
In 1902 Fir Clifton was associated in
lx>ndon with J. P. Morgan in the pro
motion of the treat tube railroad sys
tem there, and in lf*V» designed and
';:rrted iv.\r> successful operation the sys
tem of through trains on the tramways
?v<i railroads In London.
F.'r Clifton Robinson was born in Bir
kenhead in IB4S. After receiving a com
mrga school *du<-atk<n he joined the staff
r,f ci*.r,r£*- Frances Train, who built th*>
first tramway <n Europe at Btrlcenhsad
in l^y* Bince then he had been closely
'•jent'.f.ed with tramway enterprises in
England America and the Continent.
M Lcs Argelf-s. «'a!.. he constructed the
, ir-neer Eystem of cable and electrical
Hi« Constructive Work.
He <f'€i£,ried and constructed the Lab
ton United Electric tramway system
*n<3 also constructed the first tramway
*vstem in Bristol in 183 K. H*» was the
'-senapmg director and engineer of the
*rnp,. r ; a ] Tramways Company, and con-
Btructed and reorganized the Dublin
Southern District electric tramways in
1896 and the Middlesboroueh. Stock and
Thornaby electric tramway in IS9S.
Tor his pervious in th.< loping of
the rai'rnad systems in London King
DJvart ksSshted him in IMS. Sir Clif
ton •ws.s Tanaginjr director and engineer
<•'■ the London UnitM Electric Tram
••■ar«. Imperial Tramways, director and
"~;rln<-er of the Bristol Electric Tram
"•&ys, and director of the Metropolitan
District Ingi s>nd Electric Railway*.
<■* London, and the Corris Railways.
He uas always fond of travelling and
*hnuv-d a passion for music and a«toßn i
billng. Horses and dogs were favorites
with him, and he m . d outdoor sports.
He had written .... papers and
treatises on his favorite *übj«'Ct, "Th'
World's Tramways," for which he re
rfived a Filv<r medal from the Society
of Am In 1574 he married Mary E.
Martin, of Blackrnck. Cork. He leaves a
K>n. His home hi London was the K<-itn
House, Pnrrhestr-r, Oat* \V- and "♦■ nfl °
a summtr hou^e at Hampton-on-tne-
THE STERRETT MADE 30.4 KNOTS.
Bottom, Nov. fj .— The torpedo lioat destroy
ei Sterrett •■-.•• builders' t<>st to
«"•>' *tth a tojr-hour run from Rockland.
>i< -, to IMF port She was required to
make ZSU knots with the wet*** a \ erapln 1 f
ESJ tcvolutloaa a minute but actually made
from 3<u ir. 0"' knots, tliun «-x<-<^-Oins l «*
<j!ira-t t,|x^«j. %h\\f the economy tests
**«.re considered tn^'jly BStlEfactory.
-__y '^ y^f
SIT: CLIFTON ROBINSON.
The- British •'kins of electric traction. ' once
associated with the London house or
J. P. Morgan & Co., who died in a I>ex
mgton avenue electric car last night.
A PARDON FOR FRANCO
Former Portuguese Premier and
Paris. Nov. 8— A dispatch from Lis
bon says that President Braga. in an
Interview, explains that the decree Is
sued yesterday granting amnesty to po
litical offenders annuls the proceedings
against ex-Premier Franco and his col
leagues. The President says that they
have now nothing to fear from further
A FLIGHT FROM CUBA
Prize of $5,000 Offered for Trip
Across the Strait.
Havana. Nov. ♦>.— Arrangements are
being made for an aeroplane flight across
the Florida Straits from Havana to Key
West, probably the first week in Decem
ber. The distance is over ninety miles,
bi- conditions for flying, it is said, will
he unusually favorable at that season.
"The Havana Post" has offered a prize
of $5X)00. and it is expected that Glenn
H. Cortisa. Mars. Ely and Baldwin will
, r.n'* to Cuba for the contest, which has
aroused the greatest interest here.
EIGHT TONS OF RECORDS
Philippine Officials Bringing
Documents to America.
Manila. Nov. 7.— E. L. Worcester, a
in^mner of 'the Philippine commission;
Frank W. Carpenter, the executive sec
retary of the Philippines; Ignacio Villa
mor. Attorney General, and Charles H.
Sleeper, director of the Bureau of Lands,
left here to-day on the steamer Man
churia for the United States. They are
on their way to Washington, and have
with them all the records bearing on the
controversy over the friar lands in the
Philippines. These records weight
about eight tons.
ENGLISH FEAR FOR CANADA
Alarm in England Over Reciproc
IBy CaMe to The Tribunal
London, Nov. 7.— "The negotiations
which are taking place in Ottawa repre
sent the most momentous crisis which
our empire has experienced since the
Boer war." so says "The Standard," in
the course of an alarmist leader this
morning on the question of American
and Canadian reciprocity.
"There can," the newspaper continues,
"be do discussion as to the results of a
commercial treaty between Canada and
th« United States. It means, sooner or
later, a political assimilation, yet from
Vancouver to Montreal, with half a
dozen cranky exceptions, the inhabi
tants of Canada intend to remain the
keystone of the arch of the empire.
Ther« is active hostility to any notion
of political union with their 'southern
neighbor. but negotiations are In active
operation for I commercial treaty which
can only result In the very thing which
the people of Canada least desire.
"Must , -..,.. risk a great and glorious
future in the empire because of ■ mere,
temporary difficulty? Surely Canadian
statesmen and the Canadian people can
think out other means of meeting the
■situation than commercial negotiations
Kith Washington, which not only endan
ger the country's political autonomy, but
ar< a grave menace to the existence of
YOUNG BURNETT COLLAPSES
Son of Ex-U. S. Attorney Under
Treatment at Eellevue.
Henry L Burnett, jr.. son of former
T'nited State* Attorney Henry L. Bur
nett, of No. 7 Bast Il'th street; was ad
mitted to i private room of the psycho
pathic ward of Bellevue Hospital yes
terday at the request of the family phy
sician. Dr. Frederic Coerr of No. 10
Central Park West.
Burnett, win. la twenty-seven years
Old is neurasthenic, .Mid this fact, cou
pled with t<.o muicb dissipation, caused
a temporal breakdown. He was liv
ing at a Fourth avenue hotel. Last Sat
urday night |.. ordered a gallon of oof
f^e brought to his room. H< had been
T , aking hysterical complaints about
food he had ordered served in his room,
and consequently th* management
a sk«"d hfm 1 " leave the souse
When Burnett's parents, who are stay
ing .it th- r Mimmer home in Goshen.
learned of his rendition they Informed
in Coerr, who turned the young man
over to Dr. Thornton, of the Bellevue
psychopathic staff. His condition is not
ELECTION NIGHT BULLETINS.
T he New York Tribune will flash eloc«
tien returns on a screen in front cf the
Tribune Building, Nassau and Spruce
£ tree**- to-morrow niaht.
M:\V-VOISK. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 7, 191O>
NEW YORK IN IN I
John Ellis Roosevelt. John T. SiH
snd npora o H. Robinson.
Rr?d f v Hurt.
CHAUFFFJJR Wf-.FJS DF.ATH
i -~ ■ ■ —
Automobile Turns Turtle in
Muddy Road, Near Walden,
N. Y. lnjured Men Will
\V.\ r*l Krapti to The Tribunal
Newburg, N. V.. Nov. «>. — In an auto
mobile accident near Allott's Corners, a
short distance west of Walden, in which
a chauffeur was killed this forenoon,
John Bills Roosevelt, of No. SIS Madi
son avenue. New York, a eou?i^» of ex-
President Roosevelt; John T. Sill, a re
tired merchant, living- at the Metro
politan Club, that city, and George H.
Robinson, a banker, of Mount Vernon.
were seriously injured. The dead man
is Alexander EhbeL of No. 47 East 2."» th
street. New York.
The party, composed entirely of New
Yorkers, occupied two carp. Messrs.
Roosevelt. Rill and Robinson and the
chauffeur were in the automobile of Mr.
Roosevelt, a six-cylinder machine.
Henry Sanderson, a broker, of No 13
East <>7th street; Henry R. Taylor, ef
the Metropolitan Club; Edward C. Wal
lace, of No. 70"' Fifth avenue; Dudley
Olcott. 2d. of No. 16 Bast 84th street
and Oliver C. Townsend, of the Metro
politan Club, were passengers in the car
owned by Mr Sanderson.
Party Started Out Friday.
When they started out on Friday
morning from New York it was the : .r
intention to devote two or three days to
sightseeing and pleasure. They went
from New York City to Montclair and
then to the Delaware Water Gap. where
they spent the night. Saturday was di
voted to a tour about the country, and
night found them at Ellenville, Ulster
County, where they remained until this
morning. To-day's run was schedule!
to bring the party to Tuxedo Park in
time for luncheon, with a leisurely . run
into the city by nightfall.
When the tourists left Ellenville the
Sanderson car preceded the Roosevelt
automobile. The latter was driven by
Mr. Roosevelt the chauffeur being seat
ed nt his left. At a point near Allotfs
Corners Mr. Roosevelt decided to pass
the Sanderson car. The roadway was
broad and straight, and there was noth
ing apparently to prevent the passage
being made with safety. As Mr. Roose
velt steered his car to the left the front
wheel struck a soft spot in the road, oc
casioned by the continued rain of sev
eral days, and the oar skidded In the
skidding a strain came on the steering
knuckle, -which broke, and a wheel
slipped off. The car at once turned
turtle, throwing the four men out. As
they struck the ground the car again
took a shoot in the air and came down a
Physician Hurries to the Scene.
It was the second overturning of the
car which attracted the attention of the
occupants of the Sanderson machine,
which was about two hundred feet
ahead Realizing that their services
were sadly needed they hastened back
to the scene and found that the chauf
feur was dead, his skull having been
fractured. Mr. Roosevelt was uncon
scious, but rallied soon afterward. The
other injured men were conscious.
Dr. Falkner, of Walden, who hurried
to the scene, found that Mr. Sill was the
most seriously hurt. His arms were
fractured a short distance above the
wrists, the injury of the left arm being
of a compound character. Besides he
was badly bruised and cut. Placing the
body of the chauffeur in charge of a
Walden undertaker for shipment to New
York, the Sanderson automobile brought
the injured men to St. 4 Luke's Hospital
here for treatment. They were treated
by Drs. Howell, Falkner and Carr. An
examination showed that Mr. Robinson
had a fractured rib. that Mr. Roosevelt
had a contusion about the eye and a
bruised body and that both had re
ceived a general shaking up. When an
examination was made of the condition
of Mr. Sill it was feared that an amputa
tion might be necessary, but before op
erating it was decided to have the ad
vice of Dr. Frank Hartley, of New York
City, who was summoned by telephone.
It was said at the hospital to-night that
the amputation would not be required
and that Mr Sill would entirely recover
from his Injuries
The injuries of Mr. Roosevelt, owing to
his age, are likeh to keep him in the
hospital for several days.
The other members of the party re
turned to their homes this evening.
They are all of the opinion that the cars
were not running nt high speed, and that
the accident was something which could
not be fore Been or prevented in any way.
FIGHTING IN URUGUAY
Rebellion Spreads to All Dis
tricts- — Many Wounded.
Montcyldio, Uruguay, Nov. 6 — The
revolutionary movement if- spreading.
Armed parti* « have appeared in all the
districts Many wounded soldiers on the
government side are being brought into
the city. Several opposition papers have
WON $10,000 AND A BRIDE
Wagered He'd Marry Within 120
Hours After Getting Divorce.
,P- r«i«*ra to Tli<» Tribune 1
Philadelphia, Nbv 6.- William A Cur
ran, formerly of No |«] walnut street,
«on ■ wager " $10,000, according to his
oxvn , ,t,.ii.. it. when he married Miss
Ah ... Shreve, of this rity. In New York
on Saturday. The marriage occurred, in
romp!''"""' * tth l * tel>m " <>f th€ wa « er '
within '-" !l "" fr " m the time that
- _,, had been granted a divorce from
L first «'!'*• Announcement of the.
rriHce within the prescribed time
contained In a letter received last
w Z2m i.v Mrs. C D. Bhrevc from her
, Vie-r Mrs. Curran. The letter was
daughter- board th. Kaiserin Auguste
£?<£!£?• "» wnlch the youn * < >miple
eJilVd on Saturday afternoon for Europe.
IB STIMSON ESTIMATE
Additional Reports Lead Chair
man to Put Probable Plural
ity Now at 111,431.
GRISCOM'S HOPFS ALSO HIGH
County President Says Dix Cam
paign Has Collapsed — Gives
' Hun Only 40,000
.Chairman Prentice the Republican
State Committee yesterday raised his
estimate of *h e probable plurality of
Henry 1- Stimson for Governor to 111.
Saturday he predicted the election of
the Republican candidate by 104.573, but
he revised these figures yesterday on the
receipt of report? from additional elec
tion districts upstate. He now has re
ports from 2,851 out of a total of 3.067
districts outside the greater city.
Rased on these reports. Mr. Prentice
made a calculation that the vote outside
this city will be as follows:
BTIMSON ... Si p S}2
PU7RAUTT "Or: STIMSON 1M.4 '
Estimating the Dix plurality In Great
er New York at 70.000. Chairman Pren
tice figure? a Stimson plurality in the
Ptat^ of 111.431.
'The heaviest gains." ?aid >Tr Trer
tice. "h?.v> been in the reports from elec
tion districts in certain p^rt P of Buffalo
mrt throughout Schenectady and Am-
Eterdam, which show a tremendous loss
in the Democratic vote and a corre
sponding gain for Stimpon. If these re
ports are correct ptimson will carry Erie
County by over ?.i>oo."
Mr Prentice said that he talked with
many county chairmen on the long dis
tance telephone in the course of the day.
particularly In those counties where
there have been factional differences in
"In every Instance," said the state
chairman, "it was reported to me that
the meetings of the county committees
had been harmonious, and that there
would be no loss to the Republican ticket
because of any disaffection on the part
of the organization."
Growth of Stimson Sentiment.
Prom every county in the state the re
ports have been increasingly encourag
ing in the last week People who all
along had predicted the election of Mr.
Dix have entirely changed their ideas
and now declare that Mr. Stimson will
Lloyd C. Oriscom. president of the
New York County Republican Commit
tee, reiterated his assertion last night
that the normal Democratic majority in
this county would be cut to 40.000. He
declared his belief that the Roosevelt
issue raised by tho Democrats h^d lost
them five votes to every one gained. Mr.
Griscom said that the campaign of Mr
Dix on the East Side had been entirely
"At the dose of the campaign, when
the canvasses from every section of the
state have been received." Mr. Griseom
said, "it becomes more and more ap
parent that Mr. Stimson and th* whole
Republican ticket nrf certain of elec
"The Demcrratic < ampaign has been
based on the false assumption that by
violently attacking ColonH Roosevelt
the rea] state issues and the merits or
elemerits of the candidates could be ob
"Mr. Stimson has conducted an ad
mirable campaign with such dignity,
frankness and force that his personality
has dominated the situation.'
"The Democratic campaign managers
decided to keep Mr. Dix away from the
voters, and t.he wisdom of this policy be
came apparent when the perilous situa
tion of that party mad* it necessary to
bring him to New York and force his ap
pearance on th* 1 East Side.
Dix Campaign Collapses.
"The effect produced by his public ap
pearance was anything but favorable.
His failure to meet the issues of the
campaign sincerely and his endeavors to
conceal his opinions on mate matters by
repeated abuses of Colonel Roosevelt
have brought about a complete collapse
of the Democratic campaign.
"The Roosevelt issue has cost the
Democrats (lv« votes for every one
gained. During the last ten days a
strong undertow of increasing force has
b^on flowing in favor of Mr. Stimsc.n
and has affected every district in this
city. I expect that the normal Demo
cratic majority in New York County will
be considerably reduced According to my
canvasses, it will not exceed 40.000; this
would limit the Democratic majority in
greater New York to between 70,000 and
Republican managers were elated
yesterday at the strong letter of John
Mitchell the labor leader, repudiating
Tohn A Dix on account of his labor rec
,, . r( Chairman Prentice had 100,000
copies of them printed, and saw that they
were distributed to all the district lead
ers who will get them around their dis
tricts He telegraphed the letter to some
of the upstate leaders on Saturday night,
and yesterday telephoned others to take
it out of the morning newspapers, ask
ing them to have it printed and pre
sented to the labor men in their com
"I have received word." said Chair
man Prentice, 'that the labor record of
Mr. Dix ha« done him a tremendous lot
of damage- among the labor men in this
state. This has been particularly true in
such labor centres as fichenectady. Co
hoes, Amsterdam. Hornell. Comlnar. Dun
kirk' and Jarmstown."
Roosevelt Back from West.
Theodore Roosevelt returned from the
Wot yesterday morning. He tele
graphed to Mr. GHscorn to meet him at
the Grand Central Station at it:-}.", o'clock,
but th" train got In at 0:25, and Mr.
Oriscom missed him- John Hutchinson,
head of the speakers* bureau of the state
committee, had ■ brief talk with him.
t.ontlaue'J on second pa«*.
STIMSON DEFINES ISSUE
Republican Candidate Sets Forth His Attitude on Cam
paign Questions and Gives Pledge to Voters.
date for Governor, made public last
night his political creed. He states in
unmistakable and convincing lan
guage hi" attitude on the great ques
tions of the campaign..
Mr. Stimson shows up the Insin
cerity of John A. Di\\ his opponent,
and the utter weakness of the cam
paign made by tho Democratic candi
Tn closing Mr. Stimson makes this
If elected. I shall administer the
office with an earnest and conscien
tious aim to be Governor of the entire
people, without fear or favor, with
exact and equal justice toward rich
and poor alike, and in the interest of
Mr. Stinison*s statement in full is as
The issues of the campaign are now
'lear cut. On our side we stand for
progress, for taking up the policies
of the administration of Governor
Hughes and carrying them forward.
We Stand for an efficient state gov
ernment, doing its duty to the indi
vidual citizen and standing as the
surest safeguard against undue fed
We believe in keeping the Public Per
vice Corporation out of politics and
regulating it in the interest of the
citizens and the public.
We believe in the more efficient ad
ministration of our labor laws: in
better protection of the lives and 1
limbs of our workmen in our fac
tories and upon our railroads; in
more efficient child labor laws; in
the workman's compensation act.
which practically provides him an
Insurance against accident in dan
We believe that the state has a posi
tive duty to help the workingman. l
not only against physical accident,
but by giving him a better chance
in life, with better hours and better
We stand for a continuance of the
progress in the agricultural educa
tion of the state; we believe that the
welfare of the state is inseparably
bound up with . its country life and
farms, and that upon a more scien
tific education, aimed at making
that life more profitable and at
tractive, depends, to a very large de
gree, the state's future.
We believe in the same forward pol
icy which has shown itself in our In
surance and Banking departments,
, protecting the savings of the people
against the abuses of five years ago;
in our charitable and penal depart
ments, protecting our unfortunates
with all the care that modern sci
ence can devise, and giving ta those
who have fallen a chance of ref
ormation. The money which has
been spent in all of these ways we
believe to have been well spent, and
not to be waste or extravagance.
Against us are arrayed the» forces of
reaction. Their organs boast that
we are "without funds, and the
Democrats have all the money they
want." This means that we are
fighting the battle of the individual
citizen and depend on his vote, and
that behind our opponents are cer
tain powerful interests which have
a distinct advantage in a loose or
inefficient state government.
The campaign of our opponents upon
the state Issues has virtually col
lapsed. Mr. Dix, who began with a
philippic against the waste and ex
travagance of the Republican ad
ministration, has not only utterly
failed to give any specifications of
these charges, but on Saturday,
when speaking to the farmers of his
county, attacked the Republicans for
not spending more than they had in
He criticised Governor Hughes for
cutting oui certain agricultural ap
propriations in the interests of BCon-
PRIEST INSANE IN CHURCH
Loses Reason in Confessional
Box and Causes a Panic.
in, Tel^icrmpb to Th« Tribun*-]
Gulfport; Miss-. Nov. ft.— The Rev.
Father Simon Grime), of St. John's
Catholic Church, became violently in
sane while he was in th« confessional
bos to-day, and a panic in the church
followed Sheriff Reeves and a pohce
man w » re summoned, but they were un
able to quiet the priest, and it was nec
essary to handcuff him.
Arrangements were made to convey
Father Orimel to a medical institution
in New Orleans, and he was put aboard
a passenger train. After the cars were
under full headway Father Grim*!
broke away from the two officers and
took up a defiant stand on the rear plat
form of a coach. His guards grappled
with him. and the three were mixed in
a huddled mass on the lower steps of
the platform While the train was speed
ing fifty miles an hour.
The attention of the conductor was
flnall! attracted and the train was
hrought to a stop barely in time to pre
vent thY priest and his captors from
being crushed to death under the wheeK
Father <;rtme| was placed in a N*>*
Orleans asylum later in the day-
WOULD EXCHANGE CHILDREN
Columbia Professor Favors Plac
ing Them in Families Abroad.
Boston. Nov. rt .- -Children as well a*
university students should be exchanged
between the centres of Europe and
America, in the opinion of Dr. Ernest
Richard. Of Columbia University.
Addressing the Twentieth Century
Club, of this city. Professor Richard de
clared that "the present practice of send
ing exchange students to European cen
tres ..ugh' to be extended to children
and young people of both sexes In all
v -I'.ks of lU* "
W Professor Richard's idea was to enable
families of small means to place their
..hlidrrn with families in other countries.
auch exchanges, he said, would prow of
immense benefit to mankind especially
[educational!] and commercially.
HENRI L. STIMSOK
omy. This is a fair measure of his J
insincerity. He wholly failed to I
point out the great development in |
our Department of Agriculture under
the solicitous care of th» Hughes ad
ministration, and exemplified in
our appropriations for agricultural
schools, inspection and prevention of
pests, the encouragement of the state
fair and granges and the introduc
tion of agricultural education into
our common schools.
fo cover this collapse upon the real
issues of the campaign he is now
tryinc to ride into office by appeal
ing to the discontent of the people
arising out of the increase in the
cost of living. He charges this suf
fering to the trusts and the tariff,
and seek? to lay on my party the re
sponsibility of these evils.
[ am willing that the people should
judge between Mr Dix and me. even
on this false issue. I lay before them
my record in fighting against the en
croachments of special privilege; the
prosecutions of the great trunk line
railways and the Sugar Trust for
complicity in the rebates which
cemented the monopoly of that great
trust; the dissolution of the Manila.
Paper Trust; my efforts in bringing
to justice the Sugar Trust and others
and compelling from them full resti
tution for the customs frauds as an
earnest of my attitude toward those
privileges which trench upon the
rights of the people
And I call to the attention of the state
the fact that, while Mr. Dlx now de
nounces my party for not having
lowered the tariff more than it did,
he himself has been a tariff bene
ficiary all his life. and, in the re
vision which he now denounces, was
an applicant for even greater privi
leges from the people.
I have made a personal campaign
throughout the state, because the
voters have a right before Election
Day to know my views upon all mat
ters germane to the issues of the
campaign. I have frankly discussed
all such issues, and even the false
issues raised by my opponents. I do
not believe that a man should seek
to slide into the office of Governor
upon a policy of silence.
When these issues are made clear to
the people there can be but one >-
cision, and that in our favor, for we
are fighting the battle of the public
against these special interests which
have to gain from encroachments
upon the people's rights.
I have a keen sense of the tremen
dous responsibility which goes with
the office of the Chief Executive of
this state, with its nine millions of
people. If elected, I shall administer
th© office with an earnest and con
scientious aim to be the Governor of
the entire people, without fear or fa
vor, with exact and equal justice tow
ard rich and Doer alike, and in the in
terest of all-
SCHIFF FOR STIMSON
Financier and Philanthropist
Writes Letter to Griscom.
Jacob H. Schiff. of Kuhn. L,oeb & Co..
financier and philanthropist, is •heartily
fn favor of the ticket headed by Henry
L. Stimson "
Reports had been circulated in "Wall
Street and on the East Side, where Mr
Schiff's benefactions to Hebrew charities
have made his name a household word,
that he was not in favor of th*» Republi
can ticket this year. It was to stop
these rnisstatements Thar Mr. Schiff yes
terday directed the following letter to
Lloyd C Oriscom. chairman of the Re
publican County Committee:
Answering many inquiries that have
come to me. which I can best answer by
addressing you, I willingly state that I
am heartily in favor of the ticket headed
by Henry T. Stimson.
If there is any reform needed in the
Republican party, it can better com«
from within than from without, and I
still feel that the Republican party has
the weight of evidence In its favor that.
it « an best be intrusted with the admin
istration of the affairs of the government
of state and nation.
TURKISH LOAN FLOATF.D
Taken by German Bankers —
High Rate of Interest.
Constantinople, Nov. 6.— An agreement
has been reached between the Turkish
government and ilerman bankers for ■
loan of 11.000,000 Turkish pounds. The
price is S4, with Interest at 4 per cent.
As it is impossible to issue I loan at
present, th* bankers will advance to the
government, according Is requirements,
necessary sums against treasury bills, at
s' ? per cent.
Frankfort, i>rmany, Nov. fi.— The
"Frankfurter ZeltungV Constantinople
correspondent says that th* German
banks have agreed to take £6.000.000
(Turkish* in treasury notes, maturing in
May. In th*. mean time they* will ar
rin^e for a 4 per cert loan, to b* guar
anteed by the customs revenues.
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Cll.iS J_»»*- KIjSKV .-IIEKE TWO CENTS.
mm io strike
Chauffeurs' Union Votes to Call
Walkout in Sympathy with .
ALL TEAMSTERS WOULD QUIT
Companies' Interstate Traffic
Signs on Wagons May Mean
Federal Interference in
Case of Rioting
At a meeting: of the Taxicab dMSB>
feurs' Union last night, at V•• 7»1
Eighth avenu»*. i* was decided to call
out at once one thousand taxicab driv
ers. Their etrike. while in sympathy
vith l]pi express strike, is also for the
"closed shop.'" they demanding of thetr
employers that they hfr* only union
chauffeurs for the laBBBBBibB in t*ie
Indications pointed last night to a gen
i eral strike, of teamsters in this city an
! less the express companies receded from
I their position of denying recognition tf>
, the union of their drivers, WBJS i' now*
out. Thirty-five local organizations si
, the teamsters* unian. at meetings yes
terday, voted in favor of a general sym
It is announced that the express com
, panics will have signs on all their
■ wagons to-day reading:
•'This wagon is engaged only in Inter
In case of attack? upon drivers by the
strikers or their sympathizers the ex
press companies. M is understood, will
call upon the Untied States government
I for protection.
William H. Ashton and other labtrr
: leaders addressed the meetings, and later
Ashton was in conference with Kansas!
• Gompers. president of the American
Federation of Labor, and Daniel J. To
bin. president of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters, at the Hotel
Ashton said last night that all the or
ganized teamsters in the city were ready?
tr» go on strike at the drop of th© hat,
\ The labor leaders expressed themselves
as still hopeful that th* express coir-»
1 panics would change their attitude and
a general tie-up be avoided. If nothfOSJ
more favorable was heard from the ex
press companies to-day, it was said, th*
general strike order would probably b»
forthcoming by Wednesday.
Would Call General Strike.
Mr Tobln declared that a general
strike would call out every driver or
operator of a wheeled vehicle, with th«
exception of the elevated, trolley and
subway motormen. He added, however,
that the drivers of milk, meat and gen
eral provision wagons would continue at
work in the event of a. sympathetic
strike. The leaders said there were
about 15.000 organized teamsters in the
city and 12.000 unorganized. The latter
could be counted on to go out in sym
pathy if the union men struck. It was
estimated that more than twice that
number of men in trades touching the
express companies would ultimately be
President Gompers said that the pres
ent strike was a peculiar one in that it
was the first time in the hist ■ of
unionism where the men had be-»n will
in? to- arbitrate all questions, including
that of their union.
"The men have gone the full limit.'* h«>
said, "and unless the companies recede
from their present position the situation
will become desperate. I hope that th»
controversy- will be settled amicably and
that no serious industrial disturbance
will be necessary.**
Several of the express officials were In
conference yesterday afternoon, and it
was said afterward that nothing: had de
veloped at the conference and the situa
tion remained unchan?«*d so far as thm
companies were concerned.
The increasing: bitterness in the ranks
til the strikers was very noticeabla
j'esterday. The death of Peter Roach,
a striking express driver, at Flower BBS!
pital yesterday, who was shot by a sruard
en an Adams Express wagon at Broad
way and T.'.rh street on Saturday after
noon, has caused much bitter feeling
aSBOBjg the strikers.
' - ..
Held for Shooting Striker.
John Perry, of No. 26f» W»<>r 43d str--t.
the guard who shot Roach, »a« com
mitted to th« Tombs yesterday without
bail to await an inquest into th» death,
of Roach. The WfiKor. was attacked by
a crowd of strikers and sympathizer?.
and Perry declared that Roach thr-w a
l-rick at him. and he shot in self-de
fence. Before ■.-. died in the hospital
Roach denied the assault on Perry.
Valentine Hoffman, vice-president ef
the International Brotherhood of Te*m
surs, was stricken with a sudden shock
soon after h<? left the conference cf th*
labor leaders at ■••si Victoria. H*
had started for the teams' l^ai^quar
ters. '• ■ No. TSI Eighth avenue, and wa»
within a tew steps of the *ntranc*. •when
he fell to the sidewalk. Friends ran to
his assistance ar«l » physician was
called. The labor leader was lifted into
■ t xi. ir» nnd hurried to his home, »i
Jefferson avenue. Brooklyn. His sudden
illness threw a ploom over the. strikers'
headquarters. Hoffman has worked day
and night since the beginning of the
strike, and It Is believed that the attack
was br«>usjht on by nervous eshaostfoni
Trouble Feared To-morrow.
Mayor Gajnor visited Police Head
quarters yesterday afternoon and talked
with Commissioner Oropsey fur -« short
tim*". They discussed the strike situa
tion. Considerable trouble is expected
to-morrow when th* police protection
will hay«» to be temporarily withdrawn
from the transfer depots and wagons of
the companies in order t«> allow the po
licemen to be on duty at the polls. It II
said lh< companies have arranged to
have private detectives guard their prop
erty on Electton Day.
Th« American and Adams companies
moved some perishab!* matter yester
day from their transfer depots, on Madi
son avenue, at 47th and 4Sth streets.
fVv«- wagens w*-re srrt out. however, anil
no rioting or dis->n!t»r was reported to
the police. %