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KEEP THE FAITH,
" Dishonored Hypocrites " if
Wp Don't Arbitrate
CAN'T BREAK PLEDGES
World Would Despise Ls
"Like a Merchant False
too srspinors at home
Chamber nf Commerce Cheers n
Plen for Men to Trust
Senator Ellhu Root, addressing men
, 'noii for their part In th ltfo of the
nation, Stale ami city, who gathered
I Ut night at the Waldorf to help the
New York Chamber of Commerce cele
brate lt. 144th birthday, analyzed what
' he kald was the greatest danger now
confronting thp nation the dinger that
, eioat masses of the people were out of
tnioi) .ind misunderstood other Rrwt
lie made n stirring appeal to the
notion to keep faith with Kngland and
.submit to arbitration the question of
toll Ht thp Panama Canal. That he
hid won his point with the notable
men present was shown by the graut
burst of cheering nnd applause that
followed when he said;'
I My toyou If wn refuse to ar
bitrate It we Khali be In the position
of .the merchant who in known to alt the
world to be false to hi promlres."
The Brand ballroom where the 575
member of the chamber and Its guests
at down to the birthday dinner waa
hung with American nan, the colors
draping upper and lower tiers of boxes.
Above the guest tnble and Immediately
behind lreddent .lohn Claflln of tho
chamber, who presided, wim hung tho
Ml of the chamber. Above It was a
hl'le silk banner bearing the arms of
tb I'nlted .States and at Intervals on
liner sJdo nnd from tho balconies hung
'he flags of all the States.
t the president's table sat fJo DK,
Mayor tinynor. Senator Hoot. l'ot- i
mnster-Ueneral Hitchcock. Bishop la-
vld 11. Oreer. ox-Oov. lVnJamln 11, '
"dell. ,Ir. .lames M Heck. e-l'nlted I
."fate Senator Chntincey M. I)pew. A.
Rarton Hepburn, Hear Admlr.il Hubert
K. l'eary, Capt. Albert (Heaves, com
mandant of tho Itrooklyn navy yard.
James Tslrott. George F. linker. Col.
William M. Black of tho Harbor I,ln
Boanl anil St. Clair McKelway.
Secretary of the Navy Meyer had
been expected, but didn't come to hear
Mayor Uuynor discuss the pier prob
lem. Kx-Vlcv-I'reldent I.evl I. Mor
ton, who Is 88 years old and the sec
ond oldest member, sent word th.tl he
didn't ffl quit" up to th trip from
hid home at ithinebeck. Hut .lohn T.
Tern', n retired New York banker, wha 1
1 92 nnd the oldest member of th 1
chamber, was ii hand to do his part '
In celebrating th birthday.
The applause ifit a big start when Mr I
CUflln said: I
"Our tlrst toast is to a wise expounder
and stanch defender of the Constltu- 1
tlon. Let us drink to the 1'resldent of
the I'nlted States." Tho toast was
Then Mr. CJallln said that the cham
ber had hoped "to have wilh It the
Oocernor of Now Jersey," but thut tho
Governor of New Jersey had announced
recently that he had been sentenced to j
four years or ham work an J was taking
a preparatory rest.
Let us hope." said Mr t'larlln, "thut
the work will be so fruitful of success
to him and of prosperity to tho nation
that It will prow pleusant and not
arduous. J have the pleasure of pro
posing the health of the scholar and
statesman who Is nrv I'resldent-elect
ef the United Statei."
That brought the diners to their feet
again, and after reviewing the history
and achievements of the chamber and
of the nation during the chamber' life
time, Mr. Claflln Introduced Senator
Root, who prefaced his speech on "The
Spirit of Self-Government" by a grace
ful compliment to Mr. Claflln. "the man
who forty to fifty years afro made the.
chamber of Commerce."
Senator Root said In part:
I hare been thinking passing beyond arid
h'hnd nil the issue that e have been clls
"inins, whether underlying (hern all we
tr answer in the affirmative or the nega
" a crucial quextlori, and that I thl.
Are ne odvancmg in our capacity for self
tfiveriun.'iit? s.ro vve maintaining our
rapac-liv for self-government?
All the rest is unimporlant compared with
thut If we have the spirit of true self
governing people whichever nay we may
derido these questions of the moment
e renin through rlulit Whatever we do
about the tariff or about the trusts or
bout the railroads or about wages or
about corporations or whatever we do
bout any of the Usties of t he f American
for the American people, if e have at
hearr the true spirit of a free self-governing
democracy they come through right.
The Senator said that although It was
true that Americans have, the conrage
and Independence necessary to a aelf
ifoverntntf people, that was not enough.
Self-governing people." he said,
"makes men self-controlled, which
mekes every man competent and willing
to rovern his Impulses by the rule of
He would not say that the people had
one backward In that respect, but he
Relieved that tho time had coino, for
erlous reflection. He continued:
lur life has become so complicated, the
activities of our country so numerous and
'n vast that It la very difficult for us to
"nderatand each other The wheat farm
ers understand each other, tho importers
understand each other, the baukHi-s under
stand each other, hutltliere are vast masses
of the neonle of our country who totally
nlaiimlerstiind other gieat masse of our !
I here aie hundreds of thousands of
people outside the great Industrial com
munities who think you urea den of Ihleves,
'here are hundreds of thousands of people
"ho (hint that Ihe manufacturers of the
'"'inlry are a set of confidence men, '
IVhv, we have before us now great and
erlous questions regarding the financial
tirnhlems of the rountry, and Ibis Is what
tands In the way of their solution. It Is
'hat the men that understand the finances
f the country, the bunkers and the i.irr
"ants, are under suspicion.
drcat bodies of peopln frill not accept
JJARDY trees, sometimes,
achieve a measure of
growth on rocky hillsides under
seemingly impossible conditions.
Many a manufacturing or whole
sale business is so unfavorably
located as to remind one of such
trees. There is nothini? more
wasteful than to compel a business
to struggle against unfavorable
conditions which could readily
be avoided for nil time by just
once transplanting the business.
Thai Is why nearly 200 minufac
urers and wholesalers hare moved
heir plants to Bush Terminal, where
energy need not be expended In eon
lending with adverse conditions. No
matter how large or small jour busi
ness you will probably find that Rush
Terminal fits Its requirements.
Write for our booklet railed "Kconomy."
Bush Terminal Co.
100 Broad Street, New York City
what fhey Hy regardinc the sublect of
flli.irii'", a hiihlect complicated by all the
currents nnd movements of nuance through
out the world They will not accept hst
the experts ay, what the men who under
stand the subject eay, becnue they do not
belli their motives are honest. So that
the only man that can be heard is the man
who does not understand s the subject
The Senator said thnt on the other
hand there were men right there In the
room who "IHteve way clown In their
hearts that great bodies of the Ameri
can people renlly want to destroy their
property that there are enemies to the
men who are carrying on the vmt busi
ness essential to our prosperity "
Mr. Hoot s.ild that both tdJcs were
wrong, that no. one except p-rhps a
few "hangers on" who would like to
destroy everything In the hope of pick
ing up the pieces wniiti! to destroy
business. It wo nil n misunderstand
ing, he said, nnd the mot Important
work of the day was to clear away Jtit
Coming to his plea for arbitration of
the r.umina Canal tolls m.itter Senator
Hoot said that another great essential
to the spirit of self-government was
Justice. The m.uiufacturer who was un
just to his employees, the Uborer who
"In the comparatively new found power
of organization" was unjust to his em
ployer were both, ho said, false to the
traditions on which tile liberty of nil
Hut nbove nil the willingness to uo
Justice "a a notion." h said, whs es
sential to the true conception of self
government He reviewed the history f the build
ing of the IMnama Canal and how In
th- Clayton-Rulwer treaty of ls.iO Kng
land and Lho I'nlted States went Into
partnership to stand behind the project.
H told how when the partnership war
dNsohcd n new agreement was made
tinder which Ore.it Hrltaln .-Igned over
to this country .ill her rights wltn tliej
understanding that whn the canal a.
opened It should hp neutral ground nnd
thut tho ships f Great ltritaln and
other nations should use It upon exactly
the MiiiP terms as the I'nlted Stste.-
Now, he s.ild. Congress bad luis'-ed a
law freeing American coastwise ships
of tolls, while imposing thtn upon
Hrltlsu ships passing between lrtlsh
ports on the Atlantic and Hrlllh ports
on the Pacific Great Hiltaln. he scid,
claimed i violation of the treat, vcjji'e
t'ongre.ss believed there was none.
Til que&tloii N now. ihjt 1 to lie ilutie
alsiut it' We have n tre.U with (Iret
Hrituln unrtei which we ha ugreeil that
all question arising upon the Interpreta
tion of treatli elull be submitted to ar
bitration. Tin It ems hardly conceit -
ulile, yet there tire men who sa that we
will m er a.rb' fare the question of the
construction of that tieta And I j
to ou that If we iefiie to ai bltiaie It we
shall be in the position of thi ineichaut
who ir. known to all the world to he false
to his promises
With our neatly four thousand millions
of foreign trade we shall stand In the
world of commerce as a tneichatit false
ro his word. Among all the people on
this earth who hope for better rias of
righteousness and pear In the future
shall stand It) the light of our multi
tude of declarations for arbitration and
IK'ace, discredited, illehonoied, hypocrites,
with the fair name of America Mack
enej, with the self. respect of Americans
gone, with the influence of America for
udvance along the pathway of progres"
and tivlluuttori nunii'led, uljhonoreil and
No true America ti can fall to use his
voice and his IuMuidlv upon that ques
tion for his couritiy's honoi ,
When the cheering and applause had
ceased Senator Hoot concluded
If we are loei-s of Hberty and Ju"tlce,
If we are willing to do us the nation what
we feel bound to do as Individuals, then
all the questions we have lxri discussing
will b solved right and for countless gen
erations to come Americans will still be
brothers as they were In the days of old,
leading tho world toward happier lives
and nobler manhood, toward the realiza
tion of the dreams of philosophers and
prophets for a better and nobler world.
Mayor Oaynor, who spoke on the port
of New York, said In part:
I have a notion that probably It will
be well for mi to confllje myself to words
nf one syllable, or two syllables at the
outside. Jf you happen to use a word of
throe 8llablcs nowadays there are cer
tain newspaper proprietors here who
scarcely know what you mean or what
you are about. They rate us very low,
and thnt Is only because they themsches
are very low In Intellectual power.
I did not want to speak of this question
If the debit and credit Ride of your
year's kindness account Ib balanced
you are one of a very few.
The best way to repay a favor la to
tnia kindness along -to make aome
V one, else, thankful.
One suggestion is to help us provide
Thanksgiving dinnera in 1500 horaea
whore sickness or somo other misfor
tune hns caused depVndenoy.
For K.'0 you can make one needy
familv thankful on Thaidtsgivini Day.
HOW MANY FAMILIES DO YOU
NEED TO HELP TO BALANCE YOUR
Contributions should be aent to
Kobejrt Hliaw Minturn, Treasurer,
Itoom I'll, 103 Kaat 22nd Street,
NKW YORK ASSOCIATION TOP. IUPROV
INO TIIK CONDITION Or THK POOn.
n. FULTON CltTTINO, Prestleat.
of the port of New York, I have eaten
nnd slept with It now for two years.
For depth of water, for sea room, or
mileage of water front It Is not equalled
on the face of this earth unless at San
Francisco, or maybe sotni of the Asiatic
We have also some people here who
think the port of New Tork Is falling lv
hind for lack of facilities and that Phila
delphia, llaltlmore, Iloston and so on are
our rivals. Figures show that the gain
of business made by New York Is about
40 per cent, greater than the gain made
by any of these rival cities during the
There really Is no excuse, for alarm re
garding the farllltles of the present and
of the future of the port of New York.
Everything Is being taken care, of and
will le 'taken care of. Instead' of being
ashamed of this grest port of ours you
all have good caue to be proud, anil
Justly proud, of It
.lames M. Heck, who followed the
Mayor mid spoko from Ihe text, "A
Government of Laws, Not of Men," said
that II was the growing fashion of the
day to speak sncerlngly of the Consti
tution. At the recent election, he said,
n full third M all the electors "have de
liberately subscribed to declarations ni
party principles which Challenge the
fundamental principles of our flovern
"No deadlier nttnek." he 'added, "wns
ever nlmed nt our Constitution by any
of Its past assailants." He declared that
only "revolution and civil war" could
result If tho attack succeeded and nil
limitations were swept away,
Ex-Senator Depow, speaking on "The.
ory and Experience." said thnt while
the mission of the hour seemed to be
to reduce the bliKi cost of living hnd
the country waa never In bettor condi
tion to stand axperlmerrts, the experi
menters would do well to bear In mind
"I was well. I wanted In be better.
1 took physic and here I am."
Among those at the dinner were Hob
ert Bacon. President Jtea of the Penn
sylvania Hallroad, Jacob II. Schlff and
his guest. Prof, Snbernhelm of tier
many; .lob K. Hedges. August Helmont,
Kobert C. Ogclen, Oeorgo Westlnghou.se,
Charles M. Schwab. Darwin P. Kings
ley. Thomas II. Hubbard, John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., Jntnns O. Cannon,
William H. Porter, Henry P. Davison.
Frederick D. Underwood. Lewis U
Clarke, Henry Hentz. Walter E. Frew.
Charles A. Coffin. K. H. Outerbrldgc,
Cornelius N, Hllss, Jr., Edward I). Page.
Theodore 1. Miller, Llspenard Stewart,
Isaac Guggenheim and Chnrles D. Nor
ton. BATHTUB MEN GET RETRIAL.
Will Pare OHiiIiisI haraes In De
troll Nril .lannarr.
Washington-. Nov. 21. The retrial of
the criminal cases under tho Sherman
nntl-trust law against the officials of
the so-called bathtub trust will be held
In DctrolfJ early In .limitary. The de
cision of th Supreme Court last Mon
day In the civil suit In equity, In which
the combination w.is adjudged a mo
nopoly In restraint of trade, has cleared
the way for tho retrial of the criminal
cases which resulted In n disagreement
on the former trial.
' Arthur .1. Tuttle, former I'nlted States
District Attorney for the eastern dis
trict of Michigan, who wns one of tire
prosecutors In the bathtub cases, has
since been appointed to tho i'nlted
States District Court bench there- and
consequently will lie Ineligible to hear
the cases. It Is probable that either
Iltrdge John G. Klllets of Toledo or
Judge William I.. Day of Cleveland will
be asked to preside over the cases.
BRYAN FOR CHAMP CLARK.
Kind Wnrils for llrnr. Who Hp.
fusril to 1'onlett peaUershli,
Lincoln. Neb.. Nov. 21 --Commenting
In the forthcoming Issue of his Com
moner on Ijie disinclination of Con
gressman Henry of Texas to make the
race for Speaker of the House in op
position to Champ Clark, W J. lirynn
'Mr. Henry Is one of Ann rlcu's great
Deinocrnts. He Is a man who works
not for public honor, hut In the hoe of
ronderlng real (service to the people. To
such u man It Ik no sacrifice to put aside
ambition, hut while declining to W
a candidate himself, Mr. Henry ex
presses the sentiment of Democrats
generally when lie speaks for the re
election of Champ Clurk.
"Champ t'lirk has a high plac In
the Democratic party, regardless of
differences In the past, and his unani
mous reelection to the ollke of Speaker
will be met with applause from Demo
crats of every section of the I'nlon."
KILLS FATHER, KICKS BABY.
Child Injured lir Same Horse That
Canard Parent's Death.
Hackrnhkmc, Nov. 21. John, tho tan-months-old
son of the late Henry
Koester of Moonachle, ne.ir here, Is In
the Hackcn.sucU Hospital suffering from
u broken arm.
A month ago Mr. Koester died In the
Ilarkensack Hospital from n fractured
skull, the result of a kick from his
horse In a runaway accident. Tho
child was allowed to crawl along tho
ground to where this same horsn stood
In the liack yard during u lapse of the
nurse nnd n kick from Its hoot broke
the baby's arm.
TWO TO DIVIDE $744,000.
Aimer K. Ilpilrll'a Kstnte lines Chief
ly tn Ills Snn and Duaabler.
The will of Abner K. Hedell, who died
on November 16, disposes of an estate of
1845,000, of which $$00,000 Is In per
sonal property. The decedent left 1100..
(Ao to his granddaughter, Catherine
Dedcll Emery of Hempstead, and gave
his residuary' estato In equal shares to
his son, Daniel II, Hedell of fi West
107th street, and his daughter, Mrs.
Edith L Jeremiah of 117 West Fifty
eighth street. Mr. Hedell left $1,000 to
his housekeeper, Mary Hogan,
SERVANT GIRL PLEADS GUILTY.
One Whole Arrest l.ril to i:imerr
Sbnnllnr I In Cnnrl,
Sophie Beckendorf, the German girl
whose arrest a week ago for grand larceny
led to tho shooting Monday night in the
Elsmero Hotel, The Bronx, wus in General
SoBiions yeslorday to plead to an indict
ment, rtne told Judge Fouler that she,
wan guilty of first degree larcenv,
Tho girl waa remanded to the Tombs for
entence on November 27, but the Judge
asked'thn probation offioer to investigate
aome phases of the girl's story beforo
that time. The girl confesswf to As
sistant District Attorney Embree that
she had been the tool of Joseph Voire 1 and
his wife, who were ahot In the Elsmere
Hotel affray, and that she had been sys
tematically thieving on their instructions
from various people for whom she worked.
The ludictment to which she pleaded
gulltv charged her with the theft of ,soo
worth of Jewelry and wearing apparel
from the home of Mrs. Kuth (Ian, at
281 Went Eighty-ninth street on Sep
r'onflnurrf from Ftrtt Pnpt.
negle's secretary, Mr. Ilerlram, Mr. Cnr
negle believes lie has laken the surest
means of securing for the future n body
of the best possible trustees.
Thesn trustees nnd Ihelr duties are
thus described: "The bends of Ihe
Institutions named must Inevitably be
men of high moral nnd Intellectual
standing. They nro empowered by u
two-thirds vote to modify or discontinue
nny branch of service which In lliclr
Judgment has become Inadvisable or
unnecessary, or If better use can be
nity!", of Ihe funds, nnd also to adopt
from time to time such work ns by
them may bo deemed most desirable
for the wants of the age, so thnt from
nge. to age the fund may bn expended
Upon tlm most profitable work, wjielhrr
1 hut be the promotion of new Ideas
or thf development of those of the day."
Hy the action of the Cameglo Cor
poration President-elect Woodrow Wil
son, If he accepts It, Is assured of re
ceiving a far handsomer stipend from
the bounty of Andrew Carnegie than
wns denied to him when his application
for n pension from the Carnegie
Foundation for tho Advancement of
Teaching was refused. At the nnruuil
meeting of ll tritstees of this founda
tion dny beforo yesterday nn attempt
wus made to have tho rejection of his
application reviewed, but the trustees
let It bo known thut they considered
lire matter definitely closed.
NO COMMENT FROM TAFT.
He Iteeently Snarneited That Con
ares Provide for Kx-Prpslilrnts.
Wishinoton. Nov. 21. President Taft
declined to-night to comment upon the
plan of the Carnegie Foundation to
grant an annual pension of $2.,0.00 to
ex-Presidents of the I'nlted States.
The President received his tlrst In
formation of the plan from newspaper
men who called at the White House. In
reply to a note sent to the library,
where the President wns spending the
evening with his family. Mr. Taft sent
word that on account of the unusual
character of the plan he would decline
at present to discuss It.
Since Congress Increased the salary o
the President on July 1, 19u?, from
$."0,000 to $7.",000 a year there has been
no complaint about the compensation
paid to the Chief Fxccutlve. In addi
tion Congress provides appropriations
for many other White House e.xr,ienscs.
P also allows the President $25,000 .1
year for travelling.
President Taft said 111 a speech he
fore tho Lotos Club In Tew York last
Saturday thnt the salary was sufficient
providing no attempt was made to save
money. He broadly hinted that It might
b- wise for Congress to provide for the
In that speech Mr. Taft said:
"I consider that the President of tlm
I'nlted States Is well paid. The salary
by no means measures the contribu
tions to his means of living, which the
generosity of Congress has afforded, and
unless It Is the policy of Congress to en
able, him In his four yenr.c to save
money enough to live In adequate dlg
nl' and comfort thereafter then the
salary Is all that It oiiuht to be."
1 nt 1 1 President T.rft has recel . ej f.
tidal Information from tlm directors of
i he i orporHtlon concerning the pto
posd pension lu will make no public
statement. Tho proiisltlon wns so un
expected nnd novel that none of Mr.
Tnffs close friends nnd iithbers would
comment to-night upon hi" probable
one of the President's friend pointed
out. howew-r, thut when Mr. Tuft re.
rurin to the practice of law after
.Mai.h t. nex. be will find hlm-elf
griMtlv einb.irrnssid by several circum
stances. He will be unnble to iippcir
In the Supreme Conn of the I'nlte,!
Su.es in hehalf of a client because o.'
the fact that he has appointed a ma
jority of the present membets of the Su
preme bench. He has also made mnn
appointments to the Federal b-n li In
( ihlo. lu which Slate he Intends t.i
practise. lie would probably nlo de
i line to accept any legal business In
which he would be expected to appear
against the rnltcd Slides Government.
President T.i't Is ii man of moderate
means. I'pon the payment of his last
tn assessment In Cincinnati several
months ago his personal fortune
amounted to only about $80,000, Since
h hns been In public ofllce his campaign
expenses both In 1908 and In the recent
campaign were financed In large part
by his brother C. P. Taft of Cincinnati
and Intimate personal friends. During
his tenure of olllce he has lived frugally
and the White House social functions,
although becoming lu character, lime
never been marked by extravagance.
Mr. Taft's fondness for travel 1ms
been his principal diversion. Much of
this expense hns been met by the ap
propriation of $i."i,000 provided by Con
gress slnco thu beginning of this Ad
ministration. CRITICISED IN WASHINGTON.
ClarL. (Jure anil some of Tnft'
l'rlencls It ear nt Carnrair I'lnn.
WAsniNnTO.v, Nov. 21 - Indications
to-night were that the Carnegie plan
would' bo severely criticised by mem
hers of Congress and ofllclals In Wash
ington, hjevernl Influential members of
Congress received the news of tho Car.
negle proposition with indignation and
declared that on Its face It seemed pre
surnpuous on the part of Mr. Carnegie,
. Some of President Taft's close frlend.i
even resented the Idea of a private
citizen providing a pension which they
contended should come only from the
Champ Clark said the proposal wus
not worth the expression of an opinion,
Senator Core of Oklahoma, nnother
Democrat, nlso looked with disfavor
upon the offer.
A number of well known Incidents
were recalled In Washington to-night
lllustrntlng the dlfllcultlc which Presi
dents of tho United Slates huvo had af
ter leaving office. Qrovep Cleveland, for
Instance, left tho White House with
estlmnted wealth of about $100,000 or
$150,000. Ho wns out of pocket as far
as his salary as President went, but
he had accumulated n little money
through real estate Investments lu
Washington. After settling nt Prince
ton ho took to writing magazine ar
ticles occasionally, became a lecturer In
Princeton University, but Anally was
obliged to accept a 'retainer of $.10,000
a yenr from three big life Insurance
companies to net as arbitrator In cer
tain disputes. The acceptance by Mr.
Cleveland of this life Insurnnco post
led tn a ifood deal of criticism.
Ex-Prestdent Tlcnjnmin Harrison had
more unpleasant experiences even lhan
Qrovsr Cleveland. When he left lira
White Houe ho was worth only about
$2.",000. He went back to Indianapolis
to practise law. The .first case that he
had came to him through Philander C.
Knox, now Secretary of State, Mr. Har
rison represented the utroet railway of
Inrilnnnpolls In n case against the city
and' received n retainer of $25,000. The
nppenrance of the ex-Prestdent against
Ihe municipality led to bitter criticism.
Later Mr. Harrison received a retainer
of $100,000 In the Venezuelan arbitra
tion cases, nnd for this also he wns se
verely condemned by many citizens.
President Taft In deciding to resume
the practice of law In Cincinnati has
had all of the unpleasant experiences of
his predecessors In mind and had made
up his mind to nttempt to do only
enough buslnev to make him a com
fortnble living.' His Idea has been to
net alonn as Jurisconsult without as
suming the burden and distractions of
The only living widows of ex-Prcsi-dents
nro Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Harri
son and Mrs, Hayes.
The uncomfortable clrcumetnnces of
some widows of I'nlted Btnteei Presi
dents hns been notorious. Mrs. Lin
coln nt one time was in most depress
ing financial circumstances nnd was
obliged tn write to Congress asking for
ACCUSES WOMAN OF ROBBERY.
Waller K. Carman Tells Story In
West Mile Court.
A young man describing himself as
Walter E. Carman, 24 years old, of 611
West lSlst street, an, emplojce of his
uncle, Thomas Martin, a broker nt 3i
Wall street, ran Into tho West 100th
street police station nt 3 o'clock yester
day morning and said that he hnd been
robbed In lho apartment of Mrs.
Mubelle Presjnn Curtis, at 2S0 West
10-lth street. Carman said sho had
taken $o(t worth of Jewelry from him.
Detectives Ollklusnn and Wilbur went
to the npartment nnd when Mrs. Curtis
refused to allow them to enter Wilbur
hauled Utlklnsim up on tho dumb
waiter. Mrs. Curtis said she was mar
lied to Carman and gave her age as 45.
Two weeks ago, Carman said In the
West Side court, while he was under
the influence of something he , had
drunk at Mrs. Curtls's request, he went
with her to tho City Hall and took out
u marrlnge. license. Then she told him
that she had been married four times
nnd that two of her husbands were now
living In the city nnd divorce proceed
ings were now pending for separation
from .i third.
Carman said that Mrs, Curtis sent for
him Wednesday night and that on his
arrival at her apartment he found two
men, one of them a Mr. Moulton, whom
he had met before. Mrs. Curtis, he said,
attacked him. grabbing his watch and
cuff buttons, while the men lnughed nt
him. Then she locked hlrn In another
room for three hours, until his con
tinued shouting provoked the two men
Into throwing him down stairs.
CROWD SEES TAR WAGON BURN.
Com m ii (era Knjoy Cicltrmrnt Thai
Worries TracL OrlTrrs.
Ferry seekers stopped long, enough
vestenlay afternoon to witness with en
thusiasm n blaze In a tar wagon of the
Turthv Hooting Company of Ulld East
Twentieth street that was sending up
clouds of smoke In front of ."4 Harduy
-tree:. From Park row It looked for a
moment ns if all the water front In
that vicinity were afire.
Edw.it il Murphy of SiO East Twen
tieth street, the driver of the jvagon, and
.lohn Dobs of 559 Slty-s"xth street,
Brooklyn, had gone up on the roof of
the ofllce building at .M Barclay street,
leaving the hotse and wagon unguarded
from small boys, who turned on n valve
and let the tar run out. When they got
.to the street the wagon was 1n flames
and the horse highly excited,
, Water towers and tire apparatus of
.ill description made Barclay street truck
drivers unhappy for an hour. The
wagon w.i destroy d. Debs rescued the
SECOND BABY VS. DOG SUIT.
'illlier Dun Mies Hotel Which lie
hb t'oiiiiieltril 1 1 1 In .McTSe.
Jersey ( iiy'. "dog- s baby suit,"
l begun by the proprietors of the Fair-
mount Hotel against Clinton S Dow,
a New York business man' and son-in-law
of S. S Long, a Manhattan butter
and egg dealer, caused Mr. Dow yester
day to tile papers in a counter suit to re
cover $1,000 damages for the cost of mov
ing and for the "vuin and anguish" ex
perienced by himself and wife when they
were compelled to move from the Fair
mount to '.i Duncan avenue.
Mr Dow alleges that the removal was
rained by the fact that Mrs. Dow was
about to receive a visit from the. stork
and babies nro tabooed by the hotel
iTMiiagemeni. lie says, while clogs are
more tJian welcome.
The hotel company is uing Mr Dow
for $:mo rental. Thai case is due for trial
to-day beforo Judge Erwin in tire Second
District Criminal Court, Jersey City,
but last night Lawyer (loldenhorn, tho'
Dow counsel, admitted that the outlook
for trial was dubious, inasmuch as most
ol the women who live at (he Fnirmoiuit .
nnd who have been subpomnecl as -,vil-nefses,
have disappeared for the tin:
FINDING COST OF ALIEN INSANE,
Steamship Company Itrurrsrntntl ves
Testify In 4,OOn.OOO Inquiry.
Ilefore Dr Spenee L. Dawes, special
commissioner appointed hy (lov. Dix, the
investigation rf the alien insane ordered
by the (Sovernor was continued at n
public hearing at tho Vanderbllt Hotel
yesterday. The bearing, which will be
adjourned after nnother session to-dny,
had to do with lh part played by steam
ship companies in bringing immigrants
into this country, the Federal deportation
of insane aliens, nnd their repatriation
by Xew York State.
Itepresentutives of three steamship
companies were examined during the
flvo hour session yesterday afternoon.
Tho main fact brought out was tHnt the
steamship companies were compelled
to bear tho entire exense under Federal
deportation of alien insane, whereas in
tho cuse of aliens returned by New York
Htate the expenses, including those of
attendants, were borne by the State,
One of the purposes of the present in
vesiigacioii iiiui uiu uneu insane is to
find out why it Is costing the Htate more
than $4,000,000 annually, as it is estimated,
for its alien insane,
l.anri for Bronx Pllst OBIce to Coat
a i ho, oon,
Judge Noyes, In the Federal District
Court, yesterday, confirmed Ihe report
of Commissioners; Morrison and George Page
Illy, appointed to condemn land for the site
of the new llronx post offlce, at 140th street
Molt a venue and Hpencer place. The report
suv the prices originally demanded aggre
gated $189,000, but by, condensation the
Government Is If) gtt the Itnd for $U'),000,.
WERE SOME FEET APART
Defence Opons and SprlnRP a
Witness Whom One Eyed j
TH0i;0Hr BOTH .TUMPED IX
I Mrs. Gibson Says She'd Go on
the Stnjye if She Conld Help
Cnsiir..v, X. Y., Nov. 21.-Burton W.
Oihson began to-day his defence against
tho charge of strangling Ilosa Szabo
while rowing with her on Greenwood
Itke lost July.
The opening address to the Jury was
made by Charles Goldzler, associate
counsel, following a failure to Under
mine by oross-examlnstlon two of tho
State's medical experts.
Important witnesses were called by the
defence In the afternoon. One of these
waa the "foreigner" whoso surprising
testimony had been hinted nt by Mrs.
Oibson. This witness, Harry C. Laux. n
German, employment to Church street,
Xe'.v York, as an electrical engineor, said
that, from a distance of 600 feet ho saw
Gibson and his companion, standing in
fho boat several fee, apart, plunge into
"1 saw Gibson twice that afternoon
while rowing." Lau.x testified. "The sec
ond time I wan opposite Storm Island.
I looked up to see him and tho woman
standing. They were four or five feet
airt and went into the water at the same
time. I did not think an accident had
happened and continued rowing away
from their boat."
"Did thv touch each other?"
In cross-examining Laux Mr. Wasser
vogel emphasized the fact that Laux had
discussed Gibson's case with one of tho
accused's legal associates.
"Just how did the incident impress
you?" Laux was asked.
"It looked to me as if they had jumped
into the water."
Wasservogel inquired fully inlo the cir
cumstances of Laux's visit to Greenwood
nnd was told that the witness went there
with a woman to row on the lake. Laux
by his testimony fulfilled one of the
promise" in Lawyer Goldiier's outline
of what the defence hopes to do before
resting to-morrow afternoon.
"We shall divide our defence." said
Gold::ier. "into two parts, the first dealing
with non-medical evidence, the second
with the medical testimony produced
by the probecution. We will show that it.
is impossible from an autopsy held more
than fifty days after the,woman died to
determine conclusively that she met death
by strangulation. She may have died
from many causes.
"Wm shall produco witnesses torectify
uud in part to contradict statements by
witnesses who have already testified.
Our witnesses saw what happened on
July 10. not from greut distances, but from
within a few hundred feet. Our witnesses
are not subsidized by n foreign Govern
ment. They nredisinlerested str.ingersto
"Wn shall produce wilne-ses to whom
Mrs. S7abo introduced I'etronella Men
schik ns her mother after the time as
alleged by the prosecution of the death of
a Petronella Menschik in Austria. Thus
the claim of the prosecution of n deep
laid scheme on tho part of Ihe defendant
to obtain Mrs. Saibo's property after
getting her to will it. as alleged, to a
mother lie knew to he dead, bus no founda
tion. "We Muill move that the woman's
deatli was not n murder, but an accident,
Mich us occurs on treacheious Greenwood
Kike hummer after summer. We sliull
show that lief ore the IkmIv had been
handled or mishandled the tongue of
tho woman wns visible at the front of her
mouth, a condition incompatible with
strangulation, according to Dr. King.
"In the medical part of our case we
shall prove that four causes might hax'e
produced tho situation found in the
throat at the autopsy: First, the force or
the gates of ilecompo.sitiou, which might
have pushed the organs into their c-on-
f test eel position; second, the post mortem
landlingof the body, as well as the effect
of embalming fluid, which contracts the
organs: third, the swelling and shorten
ing of the membranes from the absorption
of water, and finally the spasmodic action
of the throat organs at drowning,"
While Goldzier was speaking Mrs
Gibson caressed her husband. Her hands
were on his shoulder and their face were
John J Wright, a butcher or Paterson,
N. J., was first, called for the defence.
Wright stood at the same point on the
shore from where Mrs. Renninger said
eho saw Gibson turn his boat bottom side
up. Ho said the cllstnuce was sufficient
to muke it difficult to see without opera
William It. l'etze of 2116 Sixty-sixth-street,
llrooklyn, said that he had wit
noshed the Szaho will. He knew Mrs.
Sznbo because she frequently came to
Senator Wray's office. Mrs, Szabo, when
tho will was made out, Petzo said, intro-
I' uucecl the elderly, stout woman as
"Mamma" Petzo was alone at the time.
Petze wns attacked by the State for
alleged transactions with a jeweller in
i which a diamond ring figured,
j Edward A. Leete of 82 West Seventieth
Mreef, his wife and son, who were with
mm in tne ivuncn lorpeiio when (iibsou
was taken from the water of tlm InliA
said that the lawyer was pole and trem- J
bling ns any one might be who had been !
in swimlng too long. Gibson moaned, I
- ineineivi un, tno ihuvi i,ook tor the
On cross-examination Mr. Leete said
Gibson told him the missing woman had
no relatives in this country, a fact which
tho State will present to the jury in con
nection witli Gibson's introduction of
Mrs. Hzabo's mother to the notary three
Thomas Garrison, n guide at Green
wood like, 'said from where he sat on
a piazza he saw Gibson and Mrs. Sznbo
So out of the boat on opposite sides. He
mtight they were in swimming and paid
no more attention to them.
y (farrison is the one eyed guide who
takes Justice lompxins fishing at Green
"With which eye did'you see all this,
Tom?" asked tho court; "the glass one?"
"No, with the other," returned Tom,
"That has double sight."
Garrison told how he nulled the body
of Mrs. Szabo from the lake by a small
fish hook caught In her left stocking.
Then he deaoriljed how he stopped bleed
ing at the nose by putting two blocks
under the head. Mahler, process server,
for-the third time represented tho body
of Hosu Szabo, and Garrison, with Jurv.
court and counsel crowding around
propped up Mahler's head us he lay on
me uoor ueyoiiu 1110 jury ixu.
Mrs. Gibson to-night exnreased hrtf .
as delighted with the unfolding of the!
defence in the first four hours. j
"I think Mr. Uoldzier'a statement of'
our case waa admirable," she said, I
In regard to going on tho atane Mrs.
Oibson said she waa ready to do so. If it
wmild help her husband's case,
There is overy indication that Gibson
will not be called. His lawyers say' there
appears to be no necessity of.it.
A th Jury left tb court house this
i In most good tailor
ing shops dependability
and variety of fabrics are
a foregone conclusion
but Style is a woebegone
i You may have ob
served that, unlike
many houses, we do not
fabrics and colorings.
f When you take a room
and bath at a hotel you
naturally cspect to find
a bed, water, soap and
A livery stable keeps
horses, a garage stores
automobiles, and there
is nothing extraordi
nary in the fact that a
clock keeps time.
' We have never consid
ered it necessary to be
encyclopaedic on the
obvious when a passing
glimpse now and then
r It is precisely for this
reason that we talk
more about styles than
we do about fabrics.
' Wc mention fabrics
occasionally, but style
with us is an eternal
theme, and we dwell
upon it more than any
other house because wc
have more of it to dwell
You may take it for
granted that Saks fab
rics are dependable and
representative and ex
perience at Saks' will
demonstrate to your
satisfaction that here is
where you may take
Style for granted, too.
Suits, 17.50 to 50.00
Overcoats, 17.50 to 75.00
Broadway at 34th Street
I Design ,
buildings that know how to
make your product make it
right and at the right price.
Such buildings are worth
more to you but they do not
I design factories, mills and
warehouses only. Ask:
VVm. V. Itcsil & Son, Co., Philadelphia.
Nttlnnsl Fibre 4 In, illation Co.,
Jos. Ilsnrrof t & Suns Co., Wilmington.
f'.lfctrlc Storage nailery Co . PlilU
clelphts. Agasoir Mlllboaid Co.. Upco, ,V. J
NlaymaWrr Lock Mfg. Co., Lancaster,
Harrison llroj. A Co., Philadelphia.
Newark Cork Works, .Newark, .N. J
Hend for my bunk "llnw llrnwn
Italian." .No pertonal rails unless
; request ibrm- bur arl my
book. It explain,.
John G. Brown
426 Witheripoon Bldg.,
nftomoon a horse belonging to John
Harding, ufarmcr, dashed down tho broad
main street. . woman nnd a child were
in tho road Thomas Kidle, Juror No. a,
leapeil at the horse ami bung to the bridlo
until the runawav slopped.
This evening physician were sum
moned o prescribe for tlibson. He wax
suffering from a severe headache and
was taking tablets every few minute.
It is said he will ho able to attend court
in (he morning.
BULGAR DETAINED HEBE.
Allies Mast (iel Along Wlthnnt Him
While He's In .fall.
"Vou can go fight the Turks If you
want, hut not until you've been In tho
workhouse for ten days," said .Magis
trate Krotsi In the night court last
night to Oobel StanusslofT. who got lo
'ew Vork yesterday morning en roule
from Carson City, New, to Bulgaria.
Btanassloff wiih arrested oh the com
plaints of Margaret Hhicklock, 17, and
Kara Kdwards, 19, who said that ho had
Insisted upon fntrowlng them for sev
eral hlocku and accosting them at
Varlck and lleach streets.
Stanasslnn had n ticket for a steamer
that satis this morning, but tho Tiulgara
will have lo get along without htm for
ten additional days.
Foreign Trade IleoorcU llrokea,
W'AsntNfiiov, Nov, St.- The foreign com
merce of the I nltcd Hlstes made a new high
record In October, both as to I in porta and
exports. Imports Irs) month were II7T,
WM:m, against sr.';o:.,7:l in the satna
month last year, and lfl2. 671,10a In the
former high record month of I'-pna.
A pi II, mi. .