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Leaders of Art
Ancl Stage Ask
K>8 Members of Players
Tell Mayor Appointment
of Publisher DegradesCity
?Noted iNames 011 Petition;
Writers, Acjtors and Artists,
Nearly All Famous in Na-|
tion, in Strong Protest
\ow York's leaders of art, literaturc
and thc Stage yesterday placed them- j
selves on record rs unequivocally op
poscd to thc continued membership of
William Randolph Hearst on tho "other
ri.e honorable committee of welcome''
.0 returning soldiers.
The long list of famous names that
ire attached to thc petition addressed
o Mayor Hylan might have been taken
bodily from the city's blue book of art
ar.d letters. Headed with the signaturc,
ii John Drew.it contains hardly a name
?hat is not nationally known as among
Uic tirst of thc calling to which its
owner belongs. Authors, actors, play
wiights and artists appear in the list.
Significant of the attitudc oT those
?\ho protested against permitting
Hearst to extend his hand as of
ncial welcomer to returning soldiers
i. the fact that some of the most prom
uiont contributors to his own publi
cations are among those who took this
lciion against him
Club Withholds Action
All of those who signed the itocu
nient are members or the Players
i.iub. It was cxpiained by officers of
that organization. however. that this
v.-gs a coincidence and not because the
club itself had taken action against
Hearst. The club has taken no official
action and the resolutions .were not
made public by the ofriceTS, but by the
The petition to Mayor Hylan reads
"We, the undersigned citizens of
N'ew York. with due respect and pro?
found deference to your ofiicial persor.
M Mayor oi- our beloved city, and minu
:'ul of our duty to aid you as far as
!:cs in our power i:i maintaining her
sovereign pride and dignity, and in pre
lerving her from the stain ofunworthy
net ot association; beinjr regardful also
of the honor due to our brave country
;iien now r?.turnine: lrom overseas, ar.d
our proud obligation to receive them
.-.ith the dignity berittinp: the exalted
service they have rendered. do hereby
iKseech you for the sake of our city's
teputation. no less than for that o-,.'
the high office she bas conferred upon
on. to remove from tlie otherwise
lionorable committee of we'eome the
narce of William Randolph Hearst."
Noted Names on Petition
?'?-?? signing the petition include:
lolia U:r* Francis H'itsr.n
ii. i U .. -; l .... nee K. Kolland
?I- ii !? I W. G Shephenl
i ia I - li '?'>?? n irtu ... Hendrlcfc
a--.l blui Westley
. i; l. . i ..i (,.-,?
Sl. C-.ir r ' eurgi N" di.liaai
,- E. Mn.-rs :: 1'., Hodgea
?? . :? i I rlii
1 -i. ... C. .lohanst
'?? ? i ? i ? - r: ton rtogi t
. i :? OJIwr Herford
I \ : . .. ai 17 Bucklcr
i. . Clayti :i Ham
i..- ". !.' ..:,,- .;?. .... t 17 Iruin
.? ? ? ! lancls B -ri
' ...i- II ? I Imi . I>. \, ? ., '
, '?? ' \\. 17 Grahani
'?: i. ?: r ? ?' l ran!< I>. WoodrufT
i ? - ! i. ITi - ci i Jonci
luft . ji| s. .-,,- dl
'? '? i - . : K .? ? ? UAker
? n Mu
... i-y. .,?, ? H i
w illjani \|. rn
.... . ? A. Thompicn
I ta 7 Mahiei
? - Uusli C. Hawldns
' '..'.. ';..? A:-.> ? i
: '' Vl e, .-.. _SU|
d] II I'ottCI
Donald 'ntiagli -
i- '? '?' ' tt. I Ki-i i
Henry 11. Tayl -
'? IU i ai f ' ??? land Mi ft, it
.-? I'h llipa
'?*:, A ;;. ?_.. .?..? \;,.. ;,
???? i ? pu llein . Stepl.ei - ?
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1 .: i ) \.. ??:.,,<? . dl ?
Malir M , . \v. Wii?<.!i
i i- Shoemah, .
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\ -1.7 |>a, ? ;.
Ai ii Van l;. H cecker
1 1 ' ' ? < 1 1- ? I M ri ,. ??
Wliltatn -??? ?
Mi Ma ;. lami : . >
?">?? II I ? -- J Ahlllll
H i, fail ?
?i Agne? MacL.aH
' '- gi K Mallon
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'?? A * ',, I'h:.-;
l;. - MclH ?
R v ? rtinai
;? ??? n Ka ? riu .-.,.
? '? a , i'l'ari?3 I. Kerg
- e ,. . -.- William W. I'avti
U -? i
li',' t '????< Ku g* i
? ': Kurbecit h li Bcld s \l<*-._j
l ?>??-.?? Urmnnde
*.?!,- I'aul I M
.. . .. lutf,
l. nl- V. Udooj
fi r. \ai-f. ?, i. ..
* I i lUri Id I- B?fkei
? -. I^jtti
tattr Itertrain 11?: r ?? n
, - . .- uv ...
I' ?' !??. t i -- ? 1, tfaffotd
^l'- li. Marcoa . n
Hall r. r. Saxton
Willlani Inger ( I
.' \ 1 WS ?.. Gellutty
ii ? ? itiapt? Kmlth
. ? I'- w.iia.-d K.rl,;
' ll Rf.ud'-l;iiali
'?? :' ?>-. r \ *? Blyke
? 'r original petition ? ?? mailcd
,|!,:or Hy an j -? terday afternoon.
H omen's City Club
l O i n s Inrlependeni
ff elcome Committee
en'- Cit; Club haa joined
ol thosi opposiiT; the ap
W lliat i Randolph H< ai I
*?a member of Mayor Hylan's comr.iil
"" to v,elcom< returning soldiers and
?'.n'- held ???? iterday
?? McAlpin Hotel thc
:1'' I ;- ? "i. ?. ii hout a di-. entine vote,
?' '-") ?<??-?.! by Mi . William C. Willcox,
?lution io join i!^ Independent
i?e onl; murmur against the rexoltv
om Mr?. Montgomery llar-,
id xh< bad understood that thc
committee wa* composed
iblh -.-, . nnd eodpi ration with
?? ??'? I hc club's no-i partisan
,,;''?* ;' all," aid Mi h Mary Gar
'^' >>'>j, chairman of thc club. "There
"fai prominent Democrats at
? ??lnead of the eon>mltte<."
'."?- ?'?'- ? ; ? then taken. 'I he reso
wlved, That/tho Womon's City
< Independent City
t? of We'eome for .Sold)".-',
ZZ'- f--"'t '?hirincn, and
' ii "m'""'' Th?* '''" Women's Cit>
offer its eodperation in any way
- ?n rnuy be dosirod,"
'^ C V anderbill Sue?l
' *ld ' . Vanderbllt wan ?u<'d ??/<? i
?-'? th* Kuprcme Court for $60,
2r ?n? d?-at.r. ot Alberto Abrusco,
*Vstl k * 8ixU?*n Streot, who wa-^
? ? dant's automobile.
brougtit by Ang?lo Nanni,
? o .,, th. ecute of Ao
' " ? """?. ?- ,,<?<?,j.,.,] ?? $ .,
" t Plrst Av.nuo and
ioorge feU i ioj ,
" '" ' ' '?'>' i 1-rx; BUtOinobth .
Mayor Hylan Gets 'Memorial'
For His Stand With Hearst
Aniioiinecs That Delegation Calis at His Office to
Commend His Weleonie-to-SoIdiersPlan; Visit
ors Represent One Veteran of Each Recent War
Mayor Hylan announced jeaterday
afternoon that a delegation had called,
at his ollice to present him with a|
memorial commending him for his ap-I
pointment of William Kandolph Hearst
[o the committee for the weleome of :
homecoming soldiers end sailors. The'
delegation was composed of one Civil
vvar veteran, one Spanish-American
war veteran. a lieutenant of the reg
uiar army and a corpora! in thc Na- ;
The Mayor's account of the ccr?monv !
,.T, . .. "January 13. 1919.
ihe following gentlemen called upon
tne Mayor this morning:
"Past Commander John .1. Morris,
Rice Post, No. L><?, G. A. R.; William C.
onyder, Department Patriotic Instruc
tor, United Spanish War Voterami, New
im TOtatD; lieutenant James J. Carry,
So j t St ^''t-V-scventh Street, Co. E,
?iord Infantry, Second Division; Cor
I-oral William J. Kissane, 138 West
?orty-second Street. 330th G. & F. Co.,
Camp Mills, I.. ].
"'I oe object of their visit wns to
present to the Mayor a memorial com
mendii,- him for thc appointment of
Air. Hearst to raembcrship on the May?
or s committee of weleome to the home?
coming troc.ps. The Mayor addrossed
the committee as follows:
"Delighted to Greet You"
"'J am delighted to greet you gen?
tlemen to-day nnd to receive from you
this memorial commending me I'or the
appointment of Mr. Hearst on thc May?
or's committee of weleome to homccom
"'I notice your memorial is signed
ma iv thousands of veterans of the
Civi! War, Spanish-American War and
the present war, also the mothers and
fathers of man;. oT the soldiers. sail?
ors and marines who fought in the
''Tho signer3 of this memorial are the
ones that are best titted to speak for
the fighting forces of our country. You
men have no personal grudge, but sim?
ply the sincere desire to see that our
returning brave and cburageous sol?
diers, sailors and marines are properly
"May 1 not say to you ihat it is my
endeavor, and the endeavor of the
Mayor's Committee of Weleome to
Homecoming Troops, to see that the
most .cordial and sincere reception is
given to the men oi' this city and state
who were willing to make tha supreme.
sacrifice, so that citizens like youv
selves might have a voice in the gov?
"Loud Mouthed Patriots"
"I.' you will notice in tiie list of those
men who are r.ttempting to form a so
called citizens' committee there are
many loud mouthed patriots. who do
much talking but take no chances with
their pers, na! safety.
? "In the selection ol' the personnel of
the Mayor's (ommittee of Weleome to
homecoming troops, I directed that all
classes ol' citizens he given repressn
tation thcre< n. I desired that this
committee should represent truly al'
the people of this city. I was misled
into the belio: that every class of cit
i/enship which composes our great city
would be willing to east aside personal
differences and all unite in a proper
and deserving weleome to our return?
ing soldiers, sailors and marines.
"It is unfortunate that it should be
recorded that there are some gentlemen
in our community who can never placg
civic or patriotic duty above their
personal desires. I am glad that this
occasion has nrisen and that they have
come forth so that the people of this
city will ha able to know who are and
who are not true aud loyal citizens
of this metropolis. ,
" T am glad to weleome you here
and wish to congratulale you upon your
straightforwardness and the patriotic
motivo and civic duty that brought you
here as a committee, representing* as
you do a body of citizens from whom
I am always glad to ho?r, and always
glad to greet.' "
With the statement was brought the
so-called "memorial," a volume ap?
proximately two and one-half inches
in thickness. each page bearing thc
I names of those who commended Mr.
Hearst's appointment as a wclcomer of
the home-coming troops.
Tcxt oi' Petition
Tiie petition to which their names
; were am:-ed reads ?s follows:
"llon. John 17 Hylan,
"Mayor of the Citv of Xew Vork,
"City Hall, Xew York City.
; "Dear Mr. Mayor:
"We. tlie undersigned, desire to e.\
. nios'* to you our appreciation of vour
; appointment of William Randolph
Hearst as a member of the Mayor's
committee of weleome to homecoming
troops and head of the military com?
mittee, having in its charge important
details of tlie duty of welcoming home
our men from across the sea.
[ "We believe M r. Hearst's appoint?
ment is a proper recognition of his in?
terest in the welfare of our soldiers.
sailors and marines. and that our
heroes have no greater champion, no
more sincere and patriotic friend than
"Our brave men put forth their great.
efforts and risked their lives that true
democracy might live. not only polit?
ical democracy. but in the larger sense
a democracy oi" equal economic and in
. dustrial opportunity.
"Mr. Hearst has fought the fight
against. intrenched piivilege i:i this
country, and it is fitting and proper
: that a eonspicuous defender of the
rights of the people should be a eon?
spicuous member of the emmittec
which greets the people's soldiers.
"The appointment of .Mr. Hearst is
taken advantuge of not. so much to
criticise you as to afford occasion and
opportunity for the advocates and bene
ficiaries of special piivilege lo attack a
man who har. b:en unswerving in his
devotion io the cause and ihe liberties
of the cxploited pubiic.
"Accept this memorial on behalf of
the pubiic, from whose ranks the sol
,ii( vv,, sailors and marines are drawn.
; Let it be added to. It is the answer
to unfair and selfish criticism, the c>c
i pression of the real patriotic senti
1 Pienl. of thr people of the Citv of Xew
Move Than 1,000 New Members join
Noii-Hearst Welcoming Committee
More than 1,000 new members were
enro'led yesterday by the Independent
Citizens' Committee of Weleome. Sco-es
of organizations also have asked
that they bc recorded as favoring thc '
plan to weleome the homecoming
trcops independent of the Mayor's com?
mittee. with which \V. 17 Hearst is
Some of the individuals and organ-j
izations enrolled yesterday, with their
ci '.,!.,,' I on tin movement, follow. I
THOMAS SHIELDS ( LARKE, Cen-1
tury Asfcocintion: 1 am one ol those
who declined ?,. place on thc Mayor'a
Committee of Weleome. Please put my
name on your list as a member.
MAJOR JAMES \. P.ALI.. chicf clcrk
of l.oc.-il Draft P.oard 183: I hereby
niakc application for membcrship.
NATIONAL SOCIETY <>i [. s.
DAUGHTERS OE 1812: This society j
would be most happy lo bc included
among those who comprisc thc Indc-l
pendenl Citizens' Committee of Wel?
Hnrlcm Womrn Join
THE HARLEM COUNCIL Ol' WOM?
EN: We shallestccm it a privilego to I
participate in the plan oi weleome ot'!
I he i it izens' < 'ommil tce.
THE NATIONAL INDIAN ASSOCIA?
TION: Wc would consider it an honor:
?ind n privilego 7, be enrolled in. and
pleased 7> cooperate with, thc Inde?
pendent Citizens' Committee to wel?
eome our homecoming troops.
NATIONAL HOI SEWIVES' LEAGUE,
INC: Wc hall bc glad to bc listed
' ith i hc i' It'pciident ('il izons' Com?
mittee of VS clcomc,
MRS. 1'EI.LE DE RIVERA: I am
"7 happj io accept tho invitation to
ser c on thi Independent Citizens'Com?
mittee and will appoint a representa?
tive from thc Mcw York Theatro Club,
Current I'lvents nnd the Socicty for j
Political Study to attend meetings.
I'HOTEREONE CLUB: W? arc glad
indecd ' o ,".' o thc name ,,, th is elu )
added in i ion->rt ol the plan for a
Husband No. 1 Helps Free
INo. 2 From Bride of Four
Woman Whom Lieutenant I)i
vor*cea Ii* l nder Indictment
I ? ' Li* utenant Eugi :ie M. Collins,
now s?tt?tioric?J :??'? Port Logan, Tex., 0b
? ?'? a divorc* yc tei da> hi t he Su?
preme ' ? ?:? t of Hrook'j n from Mrs.
Grace Mi i on Collins, now under in
'?' ctm< ? ' in ' ftssati County on a chargo
of bigamy. She is :illeged to have been
I married to four men in the bnt ft;n
yi'i.r.t without the formality of divorc
ing any ,?f them.
When his case waa placed "?i bearing
befoiys Jufltlce Cnllahnn, Lieutenant
CoHSna called to tho Ktand ono'of tho
alleged husbond*, II, was Tracy C.
Buckingham. who idontlfied n picture
of Mrs, C tHii ; a that of a woman hc
h.id married t*?n yeara ago.
M . Collins '?? .???: no! ln court, but
Lee Kuhn, a proca** aorver, t^stlfied
' that v i'-i, ;<? ??' l io 187 Torraco
Street, Cit> Island, lo serve u summonn
<j,\m , I-- i ' ? a ? in"! nt the door by
Ephrairr "< Pray, vho announced thal
-i.i- wm ,i: i.i''. v tatoment which,
I.'ihr, fntwrtod, v/as supported bv thc
- o.' -ii ! <r ? pjf,
; Lieut '. ?,' < ollin -. . aid !,'? ivas mar
worthy reception to our defenders on
DELTA TAU DELTA CLUB: This
club numbers many sold:ors and sailors
among its members; in fact, about one
third of our members are in the ser-,
vice. Wc will, therefore. be very glad to
become represented on your Committee
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS CHAPTER
OF THE I). A. R.: We -hall bo glad to
join l.ie Independent Citizens' Commit?
tee of Welcome.
DR. T. STUART HART: I wish to
congratulate your committee on the
movement to afford a welcome to our
icturning boys. Th_y ?re entltled to
nothing short of a reception whole
United States and Ameriea wide.
Some Members of Promincnce
Among th" prominent mcn and wrm
e-i who have signitied their intontion
i f becoming members cf the Citizens'
Committee ure: ]?'. S. Bangs, Ur. and
Mrs. II. S. ITathaway, Mrs. William
Seranton Skinncr, R. S. Hrskinc, c. A.
Rich, Dr. Thomas JI. Willard. Mra.
Royal K. Doano. W. M. Bcrtiard. Mrs.
W. M. Stone, Miss S. !,. Taylor. Dr.
Charles ?!. Ogdcr, Dr. Leroy Broun,
Mrs. Charles Herbert Smith, Edward
T. Harding, William Whiteford, John K,
MacGowan, Charles Townsend, Ilardv S.
Ferguson, Dr. Harlcy R. Lindsay. Dr:
Henry L. Sandford, John ('. Wclwood,
Miss Bessic Ballin, K. S. Clayton, F. M.
Whittemoro. Dr. Belmont dc F. Bo-'art,
i'.d-\aid Ha'g, Thomas Progscr Browne,
Mrs. Ala Crisp. Woolsey A. Shepard,
Mrs. hi C, Z?.briskie. Captain Ceorgc IL
G_ston, jr.. and R. II. Pottigrew.
Tickets for the mass meeting on Fri
da;- evening maj be obtained nt tbe
offices of lhe American Defence So?
ciety, 11 East Twenty-third Street, or
11 a Madison Avcmi -; National Security
League, !'.i West Forty-fourth street,
und Put'.iani's Book Store, 2 West Forty -
ii Tt li Street.
Tbe spcakera will inolmli Jaiues M.
Bcck. Ur. S. I'aikc* i.adinan, Ur. Will?
iam T. Manning and Father Rernard
CT'ttrord. There will be- a moeiing of
thc executive committ.o at 115 Madi?
son Avenue a'. 5 p. m. to-day, when
plans for tbe mass meeting will bc por
tied at Stamford, Conn.. August ?.'!.
11)10. 'I bis was two years after she
had become Mrs. Buckitigham, accord
ing to Mr. Buckingham's testimony,
and the army ottice.r named as th" rc
mr.ining husband in the case William
B. Johnson, of Frceport. Long Is'and,
who i said tf> have married her in De?
, .' ? i
Miss VAhel Dunn iVIarritMl
Miss Kth'-I Guigg Durin. daughter of
Patrick 1%. Uunn, e'erk of the Supreme
Court of New York County, became th"
bride ;"? terdi;. of Frank -I. Aljkcr, ft
chief yeoman of t'ne navy. The wed,
d'.nK date was advanced in anticipntioh
(.' thc early departure of the United
Statcn battle aquadron, now at anchor
in the North River, The ceremony waa
performed by the Rev. Father Hayos
in St. Kliy.nl.eth's Church, at Broadway
nnd IsTth Street.
Cunard Office ul Washington
One of the flrst nfter-tbo-war
changes to bc announced in tho ocean
Klenmship field came from the Cunurd
Company yesterday. A branch offlce
has been opened by the Ounard and
allied Ifnca in Washington. George
W. Mosb, formerly tho general agent
of th< Cunard and allied lines, ha:*
Ixcri placed in charge of tb?. new
branch. Associated with him is Thomas
.!. Steud, w,ho has been attached to the
executive fln'd passenger departments
'l tho New York office for thd pnst
; lxt( en ycara, j
Told by Depew
Tribute Paid at Methodist
Memorial Serviees to Ex
Firsl Meeting Recalled
T. R.'s Speech in Assembly
Race Made Strong Impres?
sion on Political Leader
New incidents of Colonel Theodore \
Roosevelt's career as a public official j
were related by Chaunccv M. Depew
at memorial serviees held yesterday by |
the Methodist Preachers' Meeting, 150
Fifth Avenue. Every opporunity was
given Colonel Roosevelt to use his
talent. to become a multi-miilionaire,
Mr. Depew said, but a preference to
participate in public affairs soon be?
"With his talents he could have gone
into big business and made a fortune."
iaid Mr. Depew. "But, left, a small in?
come from a trist fund. he preferred
to light the people's battles, even
though it meant that all his life lone;
he would have to depend upon his earn
ing power to mamtain his family.
' My first acquaintance with him
came about forty years ago. A Repub?
lican district leader came to mc and
said: 'Wc are up against it in mv di
trict. A small part of the voters are
"highbroVs" living along Fifth Ave?
nue; but the grsater part are in the sec?
tion controiied by Tammany. We need
the votes. but especialltf thu contribu?
tions qf the "highbrows." What do you
think of young Roosevelt'.1
Read Memorablc Speech
"I had heard oi him and wa: en
thusiasu.. Well, we arranged a din?
ner at, Delmonico's. Three uundred of
the 'nighbrows' were present.. Ko isu
v..-.t. Uicn only twenty-two and nol as
cloqucnt as he afterward becani., jeaJ
;. speecn tor an hour. He toid what
was thc matter with thc ciuy, wnat was
the matter with the state and wnat
was the matter with the-nation. More
over, he said hc could remedy the
vnole situation. He was elected to the
Assembly. I shall never forget that
speech of his. Ho lived up to it con
sistently all through life.
"After Mr. Roosevelt had made him?
self unpopular as Civil Service Com?
missioner in Washington, because he
tool: his job seriously, Mayor Strong
begap to look around for a Po ice Com?
missioner who wouldn'l mind being
unpopular. He decided that Roosevelt
was. just the man. New Yorkers were
to bc treated to a novelty. They were
to have a man at the head of thc Poliue
Department .viio would enforce thc
Gamblers' Parade lails
"All the gamblers, saloonkeepers and
nleasure seekers got up a parade of
provest. They marched up Fif'.h Ave?
nue. When they reached the review
i ijr stand they fcund Roosevelt sitting
there. One old German, who didn't see
Roosevelt, yelled, 'Where's Roosevelt
nov.'." Roosevelt answered, "Here I
am.' That; so dumfounded tli_ German
that he could think of nothing to an?
swer but 'Hooray for Roosevelt!' That
broke up th? parade.
"But this great cosmopolitan city
soon got tired of the yirtuc whicli
comes from tbe enforcement of the
law. so Mr, Roosevelt acccpted tlie o'Ter
from President, McKinlcy of Assi tant
Secretary 01" the Navy. Thi.s appoint?
ment is an illustration of the ways of
Providence in providing the man Cor
''There was a crisis in our intema
fionul relations because of intolerablc
coivdition.s in Cuba. With his usual
foresight and instinctive grasp oi" sit
ustions the Assistant Secretary saw
that war was inevitable and began to
prepare tlie navy for its. part.
Obtained Big Appropriation.
"lle succecded in having Dcwcy ? ??
rointed to thc command of thc Asiatic
squadron. It was an era of rigid "<-on
oniy and sa\ing of powdcr. Roosevelt's
rcsistless importunities obtained an
appropriation of nearly '$1,500,000 for
powder. Wh.cn asked by Conjri'css what
be had done with it. lie said. 'Burned
it up in tarcpt prac' ice.'
"So when the Spanish war came,
while tfierc was unprcparedness cvery
wherc else, Dewey'3 gunners sanl; tlie
enemy's fleel. in Manila Bay and tho
marksmen of Samaon and Schlcy
destroyed, while thee ... e,-r trying to
escape from Santiago Harbor. thc hos
lile warships. So great was tho (error
in the departments of this young As
sistant Secretary that the Secretary of
tbe Navy, h.?\ inp arrived at thc Wash?
ington depot. to take the train for his
vacation, cbangwd bis mind and rc
tuVned to his desk. saying T must
watch my Assistant S?crotary.'
I rjrrd for Covcmorshi|>.
"Thc political situation in Now York
State was critical for thc party in
power. The pcople. bad voted nine
niillior.s of dollar; to improvo canals.
Governor Biack ordered an investiga?
tion which resulted in linding thal one
million of 'i had either been lost or
stolen. Thc eanals have always been
politically pe.rilous lo the party in
power iu the State of N'ew York.
Thomas C. Platt was our sl'gl.n leader
and asked mo 16 a conaultation as to
V, candidate foi Govrnor. lle said.
'Ben Odell bas advised me to select
Roosevelt, who is in e.inip on Long
Island, hut ns Police Commissioner^
Civil Ser'.ic- Commissioner and As?
sistant Secretary of the Navy h? has
a'v. a.ts been nncontrollab'e either by
the party qrgarmation or his superiors
nnd I om afraid be might bo most
dangerous to our organization.'
Sized Up by Depew
"I toid him in my judgment Roo-e
velt was the only man we could olect,
; nd I added: 'Of course. I shall make
speeches as always and will expect
the heckler to ask cju.stion3. He is
bbund fo say. ''Vour eulogy ,<\' the
grand old party i-; al! right, bul how
:-,hout that million of dollars stolen
froi 1 thc c-inal fii.nd ?" Then the
sp.aker' has to oxplaln thnt it was
only a nwllion, and that. will bo fatal.
but if you uominatc Roosevelt I can
say to my friend, the heckler, "I am
very glad you asked that question.
We have nomlnated for Covernor the
greatest thief catcher there is iu the
world. As Police Commissioner ho
cleaned un Now York and in the Cuban
War he has clennod up that island.
Hi? is thc one man who will find out
what became of that monuy, nnd if it
was stolen will punish the thieves and
obtain rentitution. The band will play
"The Stnr-Spangled Bunner."'
"Mr. Platt said: 'That settlos it;
he will be nomlnated.'
Gave World Panama Canal
"For -100 yenrs the world ha'< tried
to unit" the two oceano across the
Isthmus 'f Panama. Where the
centurics hud failed Roosevelt suc?
"Fixccpt 'for' his draltic action tha
canal could not have be-.-n built. H
Proposed by Hicks
TI/'ASHINGTON, Jan. IIL?A
" bill introduced in the House
of Representative by Repre?
sentative Hiek.s of New York and
referred to the Committee on the
Lfbrary and ordered printed pro?
vides for the erection of a monu?
ment to -the memory of Theodore
Roosevelt in Washington. The
"For the procuriny and erec?
tion of said statue, with a suit- j
able pedestal, the sum of $250,
000 is hereby appropriated out of
any money in the Treasury not
otlierwise appropriated. the same
to be expended under the suner- :
vision bf a commission hereby j
designated, consisting of the
chairman of the Senate ('ommit?
tee on the Library, the chairman
of the Hou.se Committee on the
library, the Honorable Henry j
Cabot I.odgc, the Honorable
Champ Clark and thc Honorable
Joseph G.'*> Cannon."
may not' be a moral or a legal answer
t:> the question. hut the reasona for
President Roosevelt's action are
summed up in the remark of John
Hay, his Secretary of State, to a dele?
gation of objectors. it was, 'We have i
tiie canal.' "
February 9 Will Bc
Observed by Nation as
Roosevelt Memorial Day
Sunday, February 1). wili be observed !
throughout tne nation as a memorial'
day for Colonel Roosevelt. Friends of
Colonel Rooseve't yesterday sent tele
grams to all state Governors, request
ing that they suggest suitable seTvices
be held o:i that day. Tlie telegram
said the plan had the approval of
Co'onel Roosevelt's family.
Tiie sigiv.Ms ef tiie telegram were:
William II. Taft, Cardinal Gibbons,
Franklin K. Lane, Senators John Sharp
Williams. of Mississippi; George 17
< hamberlain. of Oregon; Henry Cabot
Lodire, of Massachusetts; James W.
Wadsworth, jr.. and Wi!'7m M Oald ir.
of Xew York; Frank A. Ilellogg, of
?; in ii ?? oi; ?; Hirom .Johnsoii. c f Cali?
fornia; Senator-elect Medill McCor?
mick, of Illinois; Speaker Champ Clark.
Thomas A. Edison. Charles E. Hughes.
Oscar S. Straus, former Secretary or'
the Interior James R. Garliel'd, Jchn
Mitchell and Julius Holz.
Congress proposes holding memorial
services on the tame i.l:>.y.
Assembiy May Ask
Panama Canal Name
Changed to Roosevelt
Staff Corrcspondt nee
ALBANY, Jan. 13. The State Legis?
lature will petition Congress to change
the name of the Panama Canal to the
Theodore Roosevelt Canal if a resolu?
tion introduced to-night by Charles D.
Donohue, minority leader of tiie As?
sembiy, is adopted.
"This," said .VIl Donohue. "would be
but a small thing to do to honor thc
memory of a man who gave so much to
"Il is true that as a Democrat I did
not always share ( olonel Roosevelt':
politncal beliefs, bu; in his American
sturdincss 1 was and always will be,
iike all his fellow countrymen, a firm
Thc n solut ion reads :
"Whereas. ln the death of Theodore
Roosevelt the State of New Vork has
lost .", distingui.shed son. the United
State a great American and civiliza?
tion a vital fore ?; and.
"Whereas, Pubiic sentiment secka
axpression i'or its sorrow, admiration
an,| remembrancc in a litting memorial
commensuratc with his achievements;
nov.-. tnercforc, bc it
"Resolved (the Senate concurringl,
That we, thc Legislature of ihe Stale'
of Xew Vork, do rcspectfully suggest
to thc Congress of thc United Statcs
?iv propricty of adopting by nuitable
enactment thc name of Theodore
Rcosevclt as the official dosigiiation
of ihe Isthmian or Panama Car.al; and,
bc lt further
"Resolved. That wc ilo rcspectfully
ing,' thc Senators and Representatives
from thc State of Xew Vork to lay b ?? ;
fore ihe Congress this resolution, to '
ihe end that this national tribute may i
be paid thc memory of Theodore Roosc?
veil upon thc initiative of his native
state; and. bc it further
"Resolved, That a copy of this reso?
lution be transmilted in due form to
oucii of the United States Senators and
Congrcssmcn from tho State of New
I.odgc Chosen lo Defivcr
Eulogy on Col. Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, Jan, IM. The ioinl
coinmiM.ee of Congress appointed i >
make arrangements for tlie Roosevelt
memorial *evvico at thc Canitol on
Fcbvuarv '?< has asked Senate,. Henry
Cabot l/.nlg-. ef Massachusetts. fo
delivcr the eulogy and hc has accepted.
Congress bc'ieves that no man is bet?
ter qualified to speak ef former Presi
denl Roosevcit thail thc Massachusetts
Senator. They were elosoly associated
for Il,ir7 li'c vnrs. Senator Lodge
conferred with Colonel Roosevelt about
t h" world pepcc situation at Roosevelt
Hospital in Xew Vork only two weeks
before his death.
The Congressional committee in
charge of the Roosevelt memorial
services comnrisos Senat ir Wadsworth.
of New Vork. 'ili'* is ioint chairman
with Claude Kitchin. House majority
leader; Senators Martin, of Virginia;
Sininiou-?, of North Carolina; Smoot,
of Utah. and Chamberlain, of Oregon.
Besides Mr. Kitchin thc House members
on the committee are Representative
Cantrill, of Kentucky; Randall of Cali- :
fornia: Caldwell. of New York; George
W. Fairchiid, of New York; Temple, of
Pennsylvania, and Schall, of Minne?
Senators Chosen for
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.?Vice-Pres?
ident Marshall named a committee to- ,
day composed of Senators Wadsworth,
of New York; Martin. of Virginia;
Simmons, of North Carolina; Smoot. of
Utah, and Chamberlain, of Oregon. to
act with a committee of the House in
arranging for joint memorial services
for Theodore Roosevelt, to be held at
the capitol February 0.
Silent Toast to Roosevelt
Canadian Club Members Pay
Honor to Memory of Colonel
Members cf the Canadian Club of
Xew York drank a silent toast to the
memory ,f Theodore Roosevelt last
night at their Victory Dinner in the
Hotel Biltmore. Thc Colonel's name
was hailed by them as the title of him
who was among the lirst in America to
see the full justice of tne Al'.icd cause.
Among thu speakers were Sir Her?
bert R. An;."-, secretary of thc Canad?
ian War Fund, v ho told of the "plans
for reconstruction work among return?
ing soldiers in Canada; Henri S. Be
Iand, former postmaster gencra! of
Canada, who spent three years in a
civilian prison camp in Germany; Sir
Arthur Pears m, former publisher of
the "London Express," and now leader
in work i'or those blinded in tho war,
and Major George llaven Putnam.
Memorial Serviee Held
For Roosevelt iu London
LOXDOX. Jan. 1,1. A memorial ser?
viee for Theodore Roosevelt was
held to-day in the Church of St.
Ethelburga, Bishopsgate. It was at
tended by Ambassador John W. Davis
and Mrs. Davis. Irwin R. Laughlin,
counselior oi' tha American Embassy,
and Mrs'. Laughlin: Major General
.Io;;:i Bidtlle, U. S A.; Admiral Baron
Beresford Lady Spring^Ricc. widow ot',
the former British Ambassador to the
I'nited States, nnd many others. The
serviee was conducted by Dr. A. 17
Cobb. Robert P. Skinner, the American
Consul General, delivered an addrcjs.
Roosevelt I'ark Proposed
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.?An amend?
ment to the bill creating the Sequoia
Vational Park in California. fiaming it
the Roosevelt National Park, was in?
troduced to-day by Senator Phelan of
California. It was referred to the Pub?
iic Lands Committee. The park em
braces the King River Canyon.
Panama Honors Roosevelt
PANAMA. Jan. 13. The Canal Zone
paid tribute lasi night to ihe late I ol.
Theodore Roosevelt. Mass meetings
in his honor were held at Colon aud
Panama, ar.d at the stadium at Baiboa
2,000 canal employes gathered. They
were addressed by'Acting Governor W.
J. Douglas, Widiam J. Price, the
American Minister, and others.
.St'iiaie Cels Bil! to Cive
Mrs. Roosevelt an Annuity
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.?A bill to
give Mrs. Edith Carow Roosevelt,
widow of the former President, a Fed?
eral annuity of $5,000 and mail frank
ine; privileges, similar to the one in?
troduced in the House of Representa?
tives Friday by Representative Ga'.li
van, of Massr.chusctts, was offered to?
day by Senator Smoot, of Utah, Rep ib
Lt'iirool Wonhl Make U.S.
Parlncr \n Rail Contbinc
Wisconsin Senator to [ntroduce
WtU Putting Atl Under
WASHINGTON, lan. 13.?Senator
Lenroot, of Wisconsin, in an address
her" to-night before members cf the
Young Men's Christian Association, an-|
nounced t i- athc soon would introduce
in thc Scnati a bill designed to bring
Ihu railroads of the country imdci ihe
control oi ;? -m?:le corporation.
Under his plan. h ?? said, a maj< ritj
,,< thc corporation's board of directors
would be e.ppointcd .;? representatives
of thc government, and thc remaining
members would bc named by the stock-j
hol lers and employes "l the roads.
The government, Senator Lenroot
said. would guarantee a minimum tc
turn of from I to ic per cent to thci
stockholders. All net earnings above]
r maximioii of from ''> to GJ/2 pcr ccnt'
would be divided betvien thc govern-1
ment and the stockhobh ,-.. on the basis
of V", per cent I'or thc former and 2o
per cent for thc latter.
Thc bill as outlincd would vest thc'
Interstate Commerce Commission with
finnl .up"i",i; -ot \ power in addition to
i'" control of rates.
Elizabclh Pastor in Favor
Uf Ukraine Independence
ln its account yesterday ol a Ul rai
nian independence meetinc called in
Newark by the Very Rev. Peter Pouiu
tishiaii. Administrator of tlie Ukrain
ian Catholic Diocese of America, 'Ihe
Tribune stated that the opposition
party was led by the Rev. Stephen
Washczyshyn, pastor of an Ukrainian
church in Elizabeth. "N. J.
The Tribune has learned that the
Rev. Stephen Washczyshyn is a sup
portcr of the Very Rev. Peter Ponia
tishian and was present in that :a
pacity, the lendor of tlie opposition
being the Rev. N'icbolas Shustaczicz,
pastor of * Newark church. Tho Trib?
une regrcts the error.
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B_3 Effective in Every Department During January.
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jj* This is a Bort-a-fi.de Salo
Man Sentenced as Spy
Here Seeking Father
Adolph Hoflfman Is True-Blue
American, Although Reared
Adolph Hoflfman, a true-blue Ameri?
can, uespite the fact that the last four?
teen of his seventeen yfcars of life
have been spent in Germany, has re?
turned to the United States and is
searching for his father, Jacob. who,
when he and his mother returned to
Germany was a builder living at' -104
East Seventy-ninth Street.
At the Fiehrew t .eltering and Immi?
grant Aid Society's rooms vesterdav,
Adolph, who returned to the land of
his birth on the Iiner Nieu Amsterdam,
said his mother had married again, in
accordance with the wish of the d?
posed Kaiser that more soldiers be
reared for thc Fatheriarid. However.
h- explained, he was an American, and
asked only to find his father and live
When Adolph was three years old
his mother. Lena Hoffman, took him to
Germany on a visit and never'brought
He was arrested three times as an
American spy, despite the fact that he
had forgotten every word of English
years ago. and once he was sentenced
to be shot nnd was rescued by lhe
Spanish Minister, who immediately
following tho signing of the armistice.
got him out of the country by wav of
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Asks Additional N. Y. Judge
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. A biTl to
ere;:;-- nn additional Federal judgeshiy
for lhe Western N.W Vork district
waa introduced to-day by Representa?
tive Charles Bennett Smith, of New
Ireland's Freedom Demanded
Tn Masssachusetts Legislature
BOSTON Jan. 13. A resolution de?
manding the indenendencc of Ireland
was offered in the Legislature to-day bv
Senator Curran, of Boston, and referred
to the Committee ou Federal Relations
Public hearings will be given on the
It isn't always so easy to
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Here you simply state
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make good without a
Naturally, this liberality
means no pains spared to
have things right at the
The befct of everything
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