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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914.
WILSON USING BRYAN
In'.-il'titV Anti-Trust Policy
I nrt'il l'.v CommoiHir in
1!H. He Asserts.
ai KKKTK1 BY PEOPLE
Torn to Shreds by Hughes
I'un't See Possible
tleoie W. Perkins back yesterday
o.n r,u .vim. de'rlbed President Wll
,,. ).a:i for eliminating Interlocking dl
..uratt" -ii "'l rearrangement of Mr.
.... .., r-mcilles'' for trims, which reme-
,im vre turned down Iti tlio election of
,5, Mi. IVrklni nuotoil Charles U.
HmVs'i Yoiingstown epeech of that year
a, ty Lift won! against tho Wilson plan.
I tuvo rod Mr. Wlckorsham's com
iiient in T1B tM "lor"m" 011 1'resl
,jr,t Wilson's trust message,' ho said.
W.vn I saw message on tiro train
iwn'ln: North I thought It hud n familiar
swnJ. fiat I hail a good many of tho
same Ideas expressed In different form
before. 1 thoucht of tho 19US cam-p-j-,,
of the Mens ndvnncod by Ilryan
fii-n fir dissolving tho trusts, for prevent
ing Interlocking directorates, Ac., and re-m-mbored
tho nddrcss of CharltH K.
Hughe.-', now Associate Justice of tho
Supreme Court of the United Stilts, de
iwered at Youiigstown, Ohio, on September
'The whole object and spirit of the
me jae "rn ,Ifalt wlth ,n t,llU ,PeCcl1, 11
vmld vem Impossible to udd anything
to what ho said. The Ideas In the mes
naec are simply a. rearrangement of Mr.
Hrvaa's remedies. They vvcrn torn to
jhrcds by Mr. Hughes, were oted on by
i,s people In 19S and overwhelmingly
Mr. Perkins pointed to these two para--raplui
from Clov. Hughes's speech:
"When, however, we consider thowo other
r(medlcs that aro proposed for tho trusts
And ourselves Journeying In a land of
dreams. Again the magician of 1SS6 waves
It's wand. At a stroke difficulties dlsap
Mr and the complex problems of modern
business aro forgotten In tho fascination
of the simple panacea. .... ,
'The first suggestion li that the law
.a,.i.i nrevent a duplication of directors
vmong competing corporations. However
advisable It may be to have Independent
directorates of competing corporations. It
mould seem still more Important to have
Independent stockholders, for a majority
of the stockholders of a corporation choose
"If a law were passed preventing the
duplication of directors It would easily be
Haded In tile selection 01 men wnu
represent the same Interests. The most
Ar.llnnrv exner lence shows that It Is not
nctssary to serve on a board of directors
'n order 10 conirui us I'luvcrniuBP.
'The above about expresses my feeling
nbout the message as a wnoie. sam .Mr.
Perkins, "and would seem to dispose en
tirely of the Interlocking directorate ques
tion "As to the Interstate Trade Commission
'd aslst the courts In advising corpora
'Ions and readjusting them, I cannot see
how this will be or any posswie nuvanvage,
nf morse. I stand for and believe In a
straight cut Kedcral Governmental com
mission with broad, constructive powers,
that will regulate and control Interstate
'tdustrlal companies along similar lines
to t!ioM of the Interstate Commerce Com-
ml-sion In connection with railroads, and
nothing short of this will get us any-
"The people are not afraid of business
itnnlv because It Is large: they are
, afraid of the. evils existing In bulni
whether the business be small or large,
This Is tho very core of tho question.
BIG BUSINESS PROTESTS.
Wilson Pulley Attnrked at Dinner
to E. T. Stot'lnn-.
Philadelphia, Jan. 13. The protest of
largo bublness Interests agalnet tho anti
trust bills outlined by tho Democratic
Administration was expressed to-night at
the annual banquet of tho Terrapin Club
nf Phlliulelnhla. of which 11 T. Btotesbury
of J. P. Morgan & Co. was the guest of
Stuart Patterson, a director of the
Pennsylvania Itnilroad, nnd W. U. Hen
el former Attorney-C.eneral of Penn
Mvanla and a Democrat, attacked tho
policy of tho Administration as set forth
'n the President's message nnd tho pro
nosed bills to regulate business. Gathered
about Mr. Stotehbury were representatives
of largo financial Institutions and men
prominent In publio life, senator I'en
rt sat at the right of Mr. Btotesbury
Mayor Frank II. MoClnln of Lancaster,
the toastmaster, opened tho dinner by
savlnr: "Hit dr nk and be merry, for to
morrow good things may bo scarce." The
topic of the evening was first brought up
bv Mr. stotiutburv. when he said:
There are certain things that I should
hie fo talk with you about to-nlgtit. but
I Utlevo that It wouht be wlso for me to
ep silent. It seems that It Is almost
a dJty for me to speak to you about thee
Miiks and to glvo you advice, but I shall
not do fo.
Mr l'.ilterwon, fhe next speaker, was
not do reticent.
"A shudder ran through me," he srtld,
"hn I read tho newspapers this morn
I'g and saw what Is In storo lor us,
..v., lntim, iu i-iiitii- mi In tlilrt country
ind w 11 continue, but I want to tell yoti
on thine, and that Is that tho laws o
nature and the laws of trade aro stronger
than the acts of Congress,
"The vexatious and humiliating restrlo
tlot.s which aro about to bo Imposed on
n business of the United fitateH will
drive capital away from this country.
i:d as capital controls tho fields of em
ployment It Is easy to see that tho wago
Hi-rh and not the capitalists will suffer,
tur the capitalists can weather hard
"1 want to Impress upon you that it
. t.iipiitslbli: to create adversity for one
Uk and havo prosperity for another
Thin- of us who enn look back to the
am. r history of our great country when
tin- diHir of opportunity was open to every
'iuii, believe that those days will come
Jir.i . We hope and bellevo that the
' Judgment of the grent mass of
k tig people will again assert Itself
that we may havo laws which will
'fi'.g t'pial Justice to all."
Wi(n Mr. Henkfd began spenklng ho
".tin a ted that he would not comment upon
'innoiml politics, but a little later his
f-thtigs apparently got tho better of him,
'r ae launched into a criticism of tho
Kup.ised nntl-trust legislation, Maying:
I heard thu hope expressed that Presl
'lr, WlWoti may bo capable of driving
o horst, niH) labelled biiKluesH and tho
Mlir politick, but 1 am Inclined to doubt
hat ho will l. hucceuiful.
"I w.iia to know what Is to becoiuo of
his country If a law Is U) bo enacted
'l'lh win prevent a man Wio Mr. Htotes
bury from wnlng an n director on any
of tin, great rallroiiili, banking firms
'" un it mining corporations?
"Sooner or later I Mli'vo that the
M,),r m-iih.) of the people of the I'nlted
Mates win demand that the Interference
,,f ii 'lii polities with big bUHlininS shall
'am I demand fair play for nil cliihsm.
" ' a i-uiii.plr.jcy for big business
'r m iiiii for their regulation of prices
h' In it not conspiracy for'latKjrlng men
ombiiii) for the purpoio'of raising
JOSEPH H. OHOATE 82 TO-DAYl
lllrthdar Too of Comaodnre K. C.
Benedict, Who Is SO Yenre Old.
To-day Is the birthday of Joseph II.
thoale, ex-Amhnssndor at the court of St.
James's, and Commodore E. C. Benedict
Tho former Is S2. He was born on Jan
uary U, U32, nt Salem, Mass. The latter
rounds out his four score of years. He
catno Into the world on January 24, 1834,
lit Homers, N Y.
Mr. Choitte was up yesterday after be
Inrr confined to his bed In his horn at 8
Kast Hlxty-thlrd street for a week with a
cold. Dr. XV. K. Draper of 121 East
Thirty-sixth street Is nttendlng htm. At
ono time, those curing for Mr. Choate
feared tho possibility of pneumonia.
It was Bald nt Mr. Choate's home last
night that It was expected he would be
able to get out of doors to-day.
Commodore Ilenedlot. whose homo Is at
tlreenwlch. Conn., will arrive to-day at
Colon on bin yncht Oneida. He Is the
ihost of a party of friends, Including Will
illam M. Ivlns. and tho cruise, will nd at
The Oneida sallod from tills city on
December 10 and Is expected here about
February (I. Commodore llenedlct has
visited the Amaion and Houth American
ports nnnually for many years. The
Commodorn letlred from active business
In He Is onn of thn moat rtttiln.
gulshed of American yachtsmen. He en
tertained iTesldent m-cland. nerhans
In most Intimate friend, on tho ute.vn
acht Oneida many times.
WILSON PUTS NO BAN ON
resident Merely Withholds
Opinion on Desirability of
WASlltNOTO.v, Jan. 23. Kearing that his
announcement ot yesterday that he would
not recommend to Congress the enactment
of legislation to rcgulato stock exchange
nctlvltles had been misconstrued, President
llson let It be known to-day that he
should not be regarded as having com
mitted himself against such legislation If
It Is Initiated at the Capitol.
The President's attitude is merely that
of withholding any expression of opinion
upon the desirability of the suggested
legislation at this time. There arc good
easons for believing, however, that the
iVdmlnlstrntlon's view Is that the problem
of regulating the stock exchange may
well be excluded from the programme of
nntl-trust legislation for the present ses
sion of Congress.
In announcing that he would not recom
mend stock exchange legislation tho Presi
dent said that no mention of such legis
lation was made In the platform adopted
thn Tlimrwr'it(f nntlonnl rnnvntlnn
n't 1 altlmore and that he would confine I
his reiommcnrtntlons to Congress to the
list of subjects denlt with In that plat-
It Is clearly evident to persons who
have observed closely tho President's man
ner of dealing with the anti-trust legisla
tion that he would feel free to ask that
Congress enact a stock exchange law If
he deemed such action necessary This
view Js supported by thn fact that the
President specifically did ask Congress to
pass a law creating an interstate trade
The utterance n the platform of his
party on which Mr. Wilson could Justify
himself for this demand Is said to be the
r.r .,,1, uHiuinnnt ttlntlon an mav be
necessary to make It impossible for a
private monopoly to exist in the United
Thn null Moone platform was the only
platform In the last national campaign
Mhlrh lirrlurwl for an Interstate trade
commission. The President. It Is believed, .
would have felt himself Just as privileged trust committee providing for the rcgula
to ivcoinmend stock exchange legislation I tlon of stock exchanges and aiming par
a that for the trade commission had he ( tlcularly at the New York exchange,
considered tne former as part of the pro-
gramme covered by the foregoing gen
3t was sata tnai tne Auminuirauiin "
no: committed Itself inflexibly to tho nntl
Miia na tiiev t.tand. but merely to
the fundamental principles emnuiru in,
AQUEDUCT HIKERS 00 BY AUTO.
Cover Xlnetern Mllee of Tnnaei,
Mostly AboT Oronad.
White Plains, N. V.. Jan. 23. It was
probably their desire to break ull pedes
trlan records In tho Catsklll Aqueduct
that led the New Tork newspaper men
.ii i., hnmn from Ashokan to walk moat
. ,o ii. Hl.l tn.dRV bv auto-
01 " " " ",w
mobUo-. . ...
The day began wun orrniKi . u
at nightfall with chilblains. The middle
of It was taken up with tho discovery
that New York city is building a brand
r cVcUan cedent dam to keep the
waters of Kensico irom nuuuins
countryside that they may be used in
Hronx homes. .... ..
The walk was resumed ai wie souin
shaft of Hunters Ilrook syphon and led
right through Hunters Brook tunnel,
which is a mile and a quarter long. The
first mllo and a quarter being paced off
In something over nve minutes, me pari)
liecnmo so honeful of reaching Park Row
some day that they got out of the auto
and went underground to walk the York-
town "cut and cover" tunnel, half a mile
long. .... ,
That completed, tney lougni ior places
In tho machine, nnu naving w-eii wiihhu
over a good many miles of bumpy coun
try, brought up at the Croton Ik
At this point the aqueduct drops 600
feet Into the earth beforo recovering Itself
and extending half u mllo through solid
rock beneath the lake. Then It rises like
a geyser 500 feet through a shaft seven
teen feet In diameter and flowa Into the
Croton tunnel, so called.
From the south end of that tunnel the
aqueduct dashes off In a series of 'Jumps
anS falls, up hill and down, to the Ken
sico Iteservolr, nineteen miles from Hunt
ers llrook, where It spreads out Into at
elaborate system of aerators and Kcreen
0SB0RN WOULD SUIT GLYNN.
Bat the Uovernor Isn't BrorsTanls
In the Hate Committee,
Albany, Jan. 2a. While Gov. Qlyun
wduld be favorably disposed toward tho
election of William Church Oiborn as
Btato chairman If them wua to bo a
change, ho made It plain to-tlay that he
Is not taking any part at this time ..In
any plan to reorganize the Democratic
The Uovernor said as far as he knew
there Is no plan now for a meeting of
tho Democrat!" State committee for the
..u,. Mim of a new chairman or a con-
e..r..... In Huffalo by the Thomas Mott
Osborne, faction Tor the purpose of put
ting forth William Church Oshorn for
rrv. iiovernnr Indicated that he did not
want tho movement In Mr. Osborn's fnv'or
to originate with the antl-organUatlon
element. He made It plain to-day that
ho did not want his refusal to discuss
certain questions to be Interpreted to
menu that ho wan In favor of sensational
iiIhdh of reorganiraiioii.
ir.aeoii It. Wilson, a brother of Pres
Ident Wilson, wna among the tlovernor'a
,.ii-,m tn.duv. Mr. XV I son. who Is an in
.r.,tiee broker, had been to see State
u... ,-,it. 11, lent of Insurance Ktnmelt
His visit to the Oovemor waa- "merely
a aodal call," W Mr. Wliaoa,
WICKERSH AM VIEWS
They Reflect the Opposition to
tnct Attorney rrom outer source vaiu-1
McHEYNOLDS IS 9lhT,t Vii' S!
Democnitie Leaders Hold Con -
ferences on tho Projected
. i ti i v. ...
view In Tub Hun this morning In regard J
to President Wilson's anti-trust pro
gramme wan read with great Interest by
Administration officials and members of
Jt Is apparent that the opposition to the
President's programme will follow along
lines Indicated by Mr. Wlckersham, ecpe
dally the constitutional quentlons which
ho Indicates are Involved In the plan to
confer on the Interstate Commerce Com
mission the power to superintend and
regulate the financial operations by which
railroads are to he supplied with the
money they need for their development.
Mr. Wlckersham'n statement In Tin:
Hun also has served to direct attention
anew to the elaborate report made In 1911
t' thn Hallroads Hecurltles Commission
headed by President Hadley of Yale. Tho
commission after a long nnd thorough
Investigation reported against the plait
which President Wilson has now embodied
In his nntl-trust programme.
McJlrrnoIda Withholds Commeat.
Attorney-General Mcltcynolds wns ono
of the Washington officials who read Mr.
Ickersham's statement with Interest. He
declined, however, to comment on It for
Hoth of tho House committees which
havo the duty of framing anti-trust legis
lation In accordunco with President Wil
son's outline aro prepared to get down
to work. Public hearings on the several
bills will be held by the Committee on
Interstate and Korelgn Commerce and the
The Interstate Commerce Committee
will hold a meeting early next week
to map out tho scries of hearings on
the bills providing for the creation of
thn Interstate trade commission and
for the regulation of tho Issuance
of stock and bonds by railway and other
common carrier corporations.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a
session to-morrow morning at which will
e considered the thrre bills specifically
referred to that committee,
Representative Clayton, chairman of the
Judiciary Committee, said that the bills
providing for trust regulation and pro
hibiting Interlocking directorates will be
revised before formal Introduction In the
Adamaoa to Frame Bill.
Chairman Adamson of the Interstate
Commerce Committee will draw thn bill
riving the Interstate Commerce Commls
slon Jurisdiction over stock and bond
Issues. This measure will not be touched
bv tho Judiciary Committee.
There were several conferences by the
Democratic leaders to-day on the subject
of the general trust programme. Iteprc
sentatlve Henry of Texas, chairman of the
Ilules Committee, and Judge Adamson con
Samuel Untermyer also was In Washing
ton, it Is said, for the purpose of trying to
revive Interest In the bill produced as a
result of the labors of the Pujo money
H. B. GRUBER ACCUSED IN SUIT.
Cllrat Cksrira lie Misappropriate
Herbert 11. Umber, a sou of Col. Abra
ham druber. who was an Assistant United
States Attorney until recently, Is being
sued In tho Supreme Court In an account
ing action In which allegations of fraud
are made. The plalntltff, Adam Prank,
alleges that In 1905 the law firm of
wiiifh Umber's father Is a member wus
his counsel, nnd upon the suggestion of
the firm he made, the defendant his trustee
and dummy In various transactions and
put a largo amount of property In his
Prunk alleles that after druber got the
property he represented that he had made
I i-eriuln dlanosltlon of It which wa sails
factory to the plaintiff, and he gave Oru-
'ber.a release In 1912.
jnltik says he now finds that Gruber's
1 Btttt(rmet as to his disposition of the
pnierty was "false and fraudulent" and
I made for the purpose of "cheating" the
. Plaintiff. Prank ask, the release
VASSAR ALUMN2E IN PLAYS.
Glra Tso Prrformaaees
Two one act playH wero presented by
, .. Vassur Associate, Alummu In the
Abrnj Theatre. 011 the roof of the. New
Amsterdam Theatre, last night.
I Th .mines of the players In tho first
Inerforniiince. . H. Shaw's "A Man of
ientlny." as given on the programme
M(f H, Katmnn, Miss 11 Davis and
rivdney Thompson. Miss 1-atman piayeci
th rule nf VaDoIeott.
In the second play, Charles Kendo's
"nr.i Oldfleld." Mrs. Inez Mllhollnnd
ilIm limieared In tho title role,
which she nlaved while an undergraduate
at Vassar. The others In this cast were
Miss llabrlello Klllott Miss U Ileed, Miss
1. Mills and Miss 11 Davis.
Thn nroceedB. nbout $300. aro to be
devoted to a 12,000 fund which Is being
raised by Vassar graduates In New York
for furnishing tho living rooms In tho
new Womon's University Club. The
n,ntr wis decorated with Vassar flags
and snillax and the audlenoo of 700 sang
Vassar songs between tne two piajs.
ADAMSON CLOSES THEATRE.
Miner's Rlchth Arrnae House Vu
aafe Otrlns t Hepairs.
Mre Commissioner Adamson ordered
Miner's old Ulghth avenito theatre near
Twenty-sixth street, closed yesterday un
til the build ng Is put in a sare condition
The late Henry clay .Miner ran 11 tor
variety shews, hut lately It was used for
vaudeville and motion pictures under the
management of D. . Picker.
I.leuts. Joyce and t'onlon Inspected the
theatre and reported It unsafe because of
repairs going on.
NO MORE TIPS FOR DEPUTIES,
Sheriff Tells Men They Mast Spurn
Sheriff arlfenhagen has forbidden his
deputies to accept gratuities from lawyers
for whom they perform official acts. He
notified them yesterday that If anything
Is forced upon them they must report to
him and ho will send back the gift to tin
The Sheriff returned to un attorney yes
terday 15 given lo one of tho deputies
and In his letter suld thnt the deputies,
who get 12,600 a year, aro sufficiently
WHITMAN GETS 'ELLIOTT CALLS FOR
O'GORMAN'S AID; SUPPORT OF LABOR
Continued from First Pag.
which he has submitted to tho District
Attorney have been cnrefully iuvctitlgated.
,'iinco Mr. Httlr.er took thn wltncsfi stand
on Wednesday there has eomo to the Dis
trict Attorney from other sources valu.
that Mr. Whitman told Setiutur O'Uor
linitn yesterday about some of this In-i
When tho Hcnntor Is called to tho stand'
I ho will be asked about some of thcio
1 mutters. Thuso who know his connoo- 1
.tlons with tho workings of the Demo-
Icratlc organization In this city bolleve
that tin will h- ablo to throw much light
iiio iirujcuiiuii vi iiio oeiiaiur liuu una
Investigation has again turned tho
thoughts of political observers to the po.1-
Nihility of a reorganization of the Demo
crutlc party In this city. Much a reor
ganization Is already under way In other
parts of tho Htate.
Tammany Hall men do not deny that
tho graft disclosures itro shaking the or
ganization to Its foundations. They real-1
Izc. Tho tmportunco of tho testimony
hlch the Senator will gle nnd mako no j
attempt to deny that If by any chancu
ho Is compelled to verify the story of Mr.
Mutter a reorganization of the party hero
must follow. They fear that the District
Attorney has already been assured that
Mr. Sulzer's story will bo corroborated
In Its essential points.
ho many things bearing unon the In
quiry ennio to Mr. Whitman yesterday
that the John Do hearing beforo Chief
Magistrate McAdoo was postponed to glvo
the District Attorney a chanco to In-
Mitigate certain Information beforo call
ing witnesses to the stand. He spent most
of the day going over letters and papers
that had been handed to him.
Having a direct bearing on the Investi
gation of the State system of graft were tho
alhglntlons made before thu Urand Jury
of the sate of an aqueduct contract for
JI1.2&0. The men who gave this testi
mony were James W. Patterson, Jr.. active
head of tho contracting firm of Patterson
St Co. of Pittsburg; James U. Shaw of
the Clinton Point Stone Company of 17
Mattery place, and John M. Murphy, a
contractor, who had already testllled that
he paid to James 11 (laflney one-third of
his commissions on the sain of a road
dressing to the State, alleging that he
did It becauso Uaffney was a man of In
fluence. Murphy swore that ho arranged with
Oaffney for the collection of 1 4 1,250 from
the Patterson cotoMMfT In the event tluit
this company's bid of $521,942.50 for
aqueduct contrnct No. 22 should be ac
cented bv the Hoard of Water Supply. Mr,
Patterson Bwore that he agreed to pay the
money to a person designated by Murphy
That nerson was Mr. Shaw.
Shaw admitted that he received the
monev. all In bills, nnd that he put It Int 1
his safe deposit box. He testified also
that he paid It all out. but he could not
recollect to whom. Kvery effort was
made to refresh his memory. He wns
asked repeatedly what his name was.
what his address was and other simple
questions of that nature In an effort to
mable him to recall the namo of tho
man to whom tic said he handed tho
money. His recollection wns not refreshed
vn lifter John M. Murnhv sworo that the
wns uald to Uaffney and that
itnfTnev returned $4,125 to Murphy, who
had a one-tenth interest In the contract.
Thn records of tho Board of Water Sup
ply show that Patterson & Co. got the
vmtrct on March 1. 1909. although
there were- two lower bids. The Dravo
rnniraniinn Cnmiunv of Pittsburg had
bid TJ8,424, Snare & Trlest of New York
hud hid IS23.4 17.50. Tho Patterson bid
.mi iS24.942.50. The members of thu
i,..,r,t nf Wmer Huotilv at that tlmo were
John A. Ucnsel, now Mate i.nginner;
r'i,.rie X. Cliadnlck and Charlis A.
Shaw. Thomas llussett was secretary of
Mr. Chadwlek is the only memoer 01
the board now who was 11 member at that
time. When ho was asked yesterday what
hlrf explanation was of tho fact thnt the
contract was let to a company that bid
more than IS6.000 higher than tho lowest
bidder he said:
The bid of the Dravo contracting
Company was so low that. In the opinion
of the board It precluded the possibility
of their carrying out the contract properly.
This circumstance was caned to 1110 at
tention of tho company and they agreed
Ith us. Subsequently tneir nid was wun-
irauiL We weie acting in 1Mb matter
under the stutute which lays upon the
board the obligation of awarding no con
trict unless we are convinced that tho
contractor Is able to ptrform tho work as
It should be performed.
As for Snare 4 Trlest ue second low
est bidders, they wero nt that time en
gaged on a contract to make preliminary
borings for tho location of a line for the
rltv tunnels and they wero so far behind
on the worK as 10 cau ior me criiauro 01
the board. wo did not teet mat we
ought to award a much larger contract
to them under tnose rcumstances.
Th s left Patterson w. 0 invesii'
rated and found this company to be thor
oughly capable of carrying out the con
tract and 11 waa lei 10 mem.
Mr. Chadwlek said mat or course ne
knew nothing of the allrgod bartering for
the contract He will probably oe a wit
ness before the (Jrand Jury on this mat
ter. Mr. Whitman Intends to call others
who may bo nnie to tnrow ngni :n me
An attempt was made to locate James
E. tJaffney. but It was said at tils omce
that he was out of town.
GMFT HUNT AGAIN TUESDAY.
Lively Work hy Osborne Promised
No Hubpo-na for Xulser.
At-tiANT. Jan. 23. Oov. Glynn was as
surrd to-night that his graft hunter,
James W. Osborne, would be In Albany
on Tuesday prepared to undertake his In
vestigation of alleged graft In tho State
departments wltn a vengeance, igai
matters which are now engaging his at
tention will be settled by Monday, and
nfttr that the gTaft Inquiry will proceed
without a halt.
It Is unlikely that ox-Gov. Stilzer will
be called to testtfy. Through his friends
he has furnished Mr. Osborno with sev
eral leads, but Uieve must be looked Into
before they oro ready for a hearing. As
sistants of Mr. Osborne said to-slght
that nothing has been uncovered to Justify
a subpo-na for the ex-Governor. '
When the investigation Is resumed, It Is
expected. Commissioner Osborno will
renew his Inquiry Into canal matters.
CONTRACTORS DENY GUILT.
Our, Indicted, Says Grand
Gave Hint "Raw Ileal."
Jamaica, L. I., Jan. 23. Henry J, Mul
len, one of the contractors Indicted for
fraudulent building nf a road In Suffolk
county, declared to-day that he would be
abtn to provn himself guiltless, of any
"I am absolutely guiltless of any
wrongdoing In connection with my road
construction In Suffolk county," ho said,
"and at tho proper tlmo nnd placo I will
be ablo to prove this. I have not seen
n copy of the indictment, so I do not
know Just what Is charged and therefore
cannot gu Into details."
Joseph A, Hoyco of Klmhurst said the
Indictments were a ono sided nffulr and
that ho had been allowed no opportunity
to set tho Grand Jury straight.
"They gave inn a raw deal out there,"
ho uald. "I offered to waive Immunity
and to, tt-btlfy beforo the Grnud Jury,
but they wouldn't let me in. I am iunu -
cent, and I Kill prove U eaalljr,".
Tells Biltmore Diners Workers
ns Well hs Cnpitnl Owe
Duty to Society.
KXriiALNS NEW BIIUDEXS
rnpcH and Lower
Hates Cause $7,000,000
Now Haven Problem.
Howard Klllott, chairman of the hoard
of the Now Haven railroad, nnstvered
tho question, "Whnt'j the matter with
tho New Haven Y" nt a dinner given In
his honor last tilght at tho lllltmoro Ho
tel by John A. .Slelcher, editor of esfl.
Increasing wages, higher cost3 and de
mands from tho national and Htuto irov-
crnments were cited In answer! yet Mr, (
Klllott wns optimistic, for tho road'H fu-
turo and argued for the prlnclplo of fac-
Ing forwnrd and making the best of what
has been created.
It was a reprosentatlvo gathering of
bankers, business men and publishers that
greeted Mr. Dlllott. Among thu guests
were John D. Kockcfcller, Jr., Cyrus It. K.
Curtis, publisher of tho .Vulunfoy Kveninp
Pott; Henry C. Frlck, .District Attorney
Charles S. Whitman. James II. llustls.
president .of the New Haven; Frank A.
Munsey, F. D. Underwood, president of
tho Krle llatlroad; Judge Kdward 11 Mo
Call. William Loeb, Jr.. Otto II. Kahn,
Ogdcn Mills Held, Henry I.. Stoddard, C.
F. Daly, vice-president New York Central
railroad; Albert Shaw, editor Hcvtcw 0
invlcic.i; Ueorge F. linker. George C.
lloldt. It A. C. Smith, Iiuls (luenther,
Willis S. Nash. Newman V.rb. Oustav
Uaumann, Henry I.. Stlmson, Heuben P.
Slelcher nnd James Speyer.
Calls for llli of Labor.
"Society has, In the last few years,
taken a- greater Interest and supervision
of the cnpltal engaged In great enter
prises." said Mr. Klllott. "Capital, how
ever, cannot do the work society wants
alone, and it must havo labor to help It.
Society must say to Labor. Just as It has
said to Capital. 'You have certain re
sponsibilities to the people as n whole that
you cannot neglect and, In some lawful
and orderly manner, you must continue
to serve Society while any disagreements
nro being threshed out before the bar of
"The question Is sometimes asked, ' nat
Is the niHtter with the New Haven road?'
and I will try to answer It In part. Tho
v.o.. linven Is suffering from certain
causes that affect all railroads Increasing
wages, higher costs, demands for moro
tMTiirinus facilities, complications with
on.t ,i.nunili from governmental bodies
both State and national, that tnlte the
time and attention of officers and men
n-v from their real constructive and
operative work, and at tho same time
havMng to live with stationary or falling
rates and higher charges for capital.
Tell" of w 7,000,Ot0 Harden.
"On the New Haven road for the same
amount of labor in tho year ending
June 30, 1914. thn payment will be about
I2.500.u00 more than for the year ended
June 30. 1910. This sum Is 5 per cent
sr.ii nno.hiM and Is a sum which th
public who use lliu raliroau pay emier
in mteM. reduced service or In the non-
eltence of Improved facllltlts that this
tiire,. eiinltal sum would create.
"in ten years the Increase In wages
has been such that the total annual cost
of labor Is now more man id.wuu.uuu
greater than It was ten years ago. Freight
rates nave iiuien rn 111.11 me iv.i-uuv
fr.ini the freight now carried In a year
Is nearly 12.000.000 less than It would
be If we had the rates of ten years ago.
Th. J7.000.000 in tnese two iicms
accounts for some of the difficulties In the
UNITED THEATRICAL PLAY.
iniirlsllnn Uce Its Klret Unter-
tnlnnirnt nt the Aslnr.
Thn I'nlted Theatrical Association,
which was futmcd lust yenr arter tnero
had been sonv differences In tho ranks of
the National Federation of Theatre Clubs,
gave Its first play yesterday afternoon In
College Hall at the Hotel Aslor. There
was a meeting of the memuers, an in
formal talk by Mme. Kelle do Illvera,
president of the association, nna songs oy
Mrs. Percy J. smitn.
The purposes of the United Theatrical
Association aro set rortn as ioiiowh:
"To create a demand for higher drama
tic nnd musical productions.
"To glvo an equal chanco to the un
known playwright atid composer with
those of experience.
"To give an opportunity to the unknown
nrtlsts. as well as those who are known.
"To start an educntlonal -movement by
lectures, concerts and discussions on
drama and music, at popular prices."
The play presented yesterday wns a
fantnsy, "The ltotuanee of tho Willow
Pattern," with a prologue nnd "seven
fragments." The pleco was based on the
willow pattern In pottery and was done
In the Chinese fashion In Just such a man
ner as "The Yellow Jacket'1 was shown nt
thn Fulton Theatre. The College Hall,
which was too small for tho audlenoo, was
decorated with Chinese flags and Chinese
Incpnse was burned.
Tho cast Included Nplrff 0 Chang,
Harold M. Cheshire; Spirit of Koonp-fr,
lithel Heekman Van der ec.r; fnc .Wdn
iliirin, Wlllard Van der Veer; A"oonp-,S're,
Mi's Van der Veer, and Vhong, Mr. Ches
hire. It wait announced later that tho fan
tasy wns written by Miss Van der Veer,
who played with James K. Hackett and
who wrote "Wanted, An Kngagement," In
which she npVeared in vaudeville.
"LES MISERABLES" IN FILMS.
Play From Huko'm Novel ae Artrd
by Competent French Actors,
Victor Hugo's "l.es Mlserables" was n
motion picture subject last night at a
private view In tho Carnegie Lyceum. He
ginning on Monday tlio pictures will be
shown twice dally at prices from 25
cents to HI. The photoplay has been neen
lu this country lu Ilostou, Chicago nnd
Louisville, It was first seen in Palis.
Tho novel readily lent Itself to an un
derstandable plcturo ptory. Tho pictures
aro divided Into four parts, each consti
tuting a reel. They nre "Jean Vnljean,"
"Kantlne," "Cosette" and "Cosetto and
Marlus." Jam Vuljran was played by
Henri Krauss of tho Sarah lleruhardt
Theatre, Kant (tie by Mile, Ventura of tho
Theatre do 1'Odeon, Coneile by La Pelllo
Frommot of tho Theatre du Vaudeville,
Jnrerf, the police Inspector, by M, l'tle
vnnt of the Theatre do la Porte St. Mar
tin and Marlus by M. do Gravonno of tho
Theatre du Pare. Other characters
shown included the l'rirat MuHcl, f.ponine,
TAciiiircllcr, (lavrochr and fVncirlei.-nttf,
The pictures uro unusually clear nnd
the production is fully up to thn standard
recently set by "Quo Vudls," "The Last
Days of Pompeii," "Tho Fatal Wedding,"
, and others. Ono doesn't havo to know
I tho book to follow tho story,
A square foot in the Equitable
is an equitable square foot
TO pay rent for unproductive space in a build
ing is as senseless and unnecessary as to
invest money without receiving interest on it.
If there is any appreciable fraction of your
present quarters which is not practical for
use, then the rent for that fraction is so much
And it will be worth your while to look into
the Equitable Building where every foot of
space can be worked to its full capacity.
Leae now being made from May 1, 1915. The building, how
ever, 1 due to be completed 2 or 3 month ahead of that date.
Temporary Office, 27 Pine Street
FRA00NARD WORKS ON VIEW. I
A'otenorlhy Hxtilhlllon or I'nliit Inus
Airnnuril fur Clinrlt),
A third grctt loan exhibition of winks
of art for tho hem lit nf charlt) organiza
tions has been ntratigeil by a Fifth ave
nue Htm. Tho master who Is repte
snted this llmo It the raro l'rngouaid,
nnd thn til 111 which has organized the ex
hibit. oil Is (limpet & WlhlenMclli, III gnl
lciles at Fifty-third Mtvet and Fifth ave
nue. The work of this artist, which
Is eo llltlo known by the genet al public
In America and Is so much nduilred by
amateurs. Is represented by 110 less than
thirty-four examples, Illustrating prac
tically the complete range of his stvle.
This puhllo has laioun for a long time
of tho great mastel pieces of Friigotiatd
lu tho collections of J. Plerpont Morgan;
the gnnteous panels that were painted
o 11 earo -vime. iu tiarry; aim. ncnig 1
prom:s..l tho sight of th.ni eventually, j
when the proper airliltectiit.il settings 1
tail w illl.tll-.iii, nmi.-a ,iii,tivie . ,ir
best It 11 lit . The ptesent exhibi
tion will splendidly serve, In the mean
time as u method of making this master's
Ill this lllmpel & Wlldeiisteln show nru
number of deeoratlvn panels nf the
.1.... .. u II. ..I -....!,.. .1 .. 1.1. 1 K
mini nun iiiii iPftuimii) """i""" ..11111
the idea of Fragonard'h getilui. one of the .
finest of them being a decoration for a
nlrror. A gallant nnd his mistress
anguish In tho uual garden. This time
thtro Is a prcti tided dlvertltsenieiit with
sumo doves, but the ehaimlng oung
couple fu ngreiably costumed tire furl
from being genuinely rustle. There
Is a little nlr fioin thn opera thnt seems
to ruflto the leaves of the treis, and
Jean .laiques Is piobably peplng thrnugh I
the bushes at them, taking notes lor a
Mile, tlulnard, tho celebrated nctres. Is
here, sedately attired and admirably
painted, and so too the Mile. Duthe who
had such distinguished rrliuids and wrote
of them so amusingly In her memoirs.
Tho "Hnnny Family Is painted with nil
the freedom of Fragonard's pastoral fan
tasies, but Is finished with tho de
tail of a Dutch genre picture. It Is an
The "lb-pose of tho Holy Family Is an
Instance In another st)lo and Is equally
successful. The Child hi Id aloft by
the Virgin Is particularly beautiful. Other
noteworthy Fragonards In tlie, exhibition
arc "Itenaud lu the Hardens or vvriir.de."
a classic essay done by the painter lu an
effort to gain entrance to tho Academy;
tho "Young Women With the Mar
mot"; "F.infan. a miniature of li'.s son;
"Madcmolselb) ColomDe, tno "tiood
Mother" and tho "Mathers Taken by Sur
prise." which Is eminently rococo and
The exhibition remains on Mew three
SALE OF SWORDS AND DAGGERS.
Webster Oriental Collect Inn Aon
Tiilnls ail.tisil. Annoiini.ement was made by the Isiard
A piece of Satsuinu brought tho highest ' of director of the Philharmonic Society
juice of the day In the auction esterday 1 yosurd.iy that at a mil ling of the board
of the John 11. Webster collection of , on Thursday the contract of Jose"
Oriental art at AndeiMiti's. It was I str.inU. the condtn tor, had been on
goutd shaped small Koro, with bronze j tended for threw eais. Mr. Str.msky'1
cover, and It sold to Ynmanaka .v, Co. pr,.M,.t contract has anotliT yi.ir to run
for S50. , Hfter the present season, so that witu
other sales wcie: A shoit sword vylth . ,,xten,,m ,s engagement will run
dagged and with lacquer scni.narii imam
with silver, to T. I!. Watts, for fir. ; a I
d.iL-cer mounted ns a Hut v. for (41. and a
short sword with dagger for (40. both to
Mrs. Th.tver; and a short swnrd with dag
gel to (il T. Itoekuell for 3.
The total for the aftetnooti session was
(l.hil and that for the eienlng was
(1.2ti3.r.t'. making th" total to d.ito (ilisil,
Th" sal" will conclude this afternoon.
Pln nml I'lnjers,
Sir Johnston Forbes-Jtobertson will
mako his last appearance on thn New
Ymk stage tn-nlght at thn Manhattan
Opera House, when ho will present a
v-nrled programme, comprising the tlrst act
of "The Passing of the Third Floor Hark,"
the first act of "C sar and Cleopatia,"
the third act of "The. Light That Failed"
and the last act of "Hamlet." At the cloe
of the performance the KnglWh actor -n ill
mako a farewell speech,
Joseph 1-. Pliinkett, who Is Identified
with l.lebler A: Co., has got from Frank
M. O'llrlen th" dramatic rights to Mr,
O'ltiien's story "Th" First Woman on the
Index," which appealed lu h recent num
ber of Mutiny's Mnumlin: The story will
be piodiued ns a play In th" spring.
Hlanche Hates will make her tlrst ap
pearance In vaudeville In New Yol k at the
Pnlaco Theatre- on February She will
be seen lu .lames M. Itarrle's "Halt an
Hour," vi hlih Grace Gooigo pre'onted
early this season.
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IIIII ' Oft particulars from I'nrd Motor Compauv. ITi'il
I I Hroadway; Also Jackson Avenue anil 1 loncywrll Street, llll
FRIDAY EVENING CLUB MEETS.
,Ne tlruiililiillnii lleulnn Interest.
1 11 It Merles of Gntlierlima.
Tim teeetitly formed Friday livening
I'ltib met last night fur supper ami
lancing In tin- Delia Itobbla mom of the
Hotel Vnmlerhllt. The ntgiiliUatloti IS
one nf the most Inteiesting f Its kind lit
existence. The iiimmltttu nti member
ship Includes Itlchiird Peters, t'hiirhl!
I Wctmoie. Alfonso ile NaVailn, lloraeo
I ('. Stehhlns. Muiwuic lioliliison, l.vdlg
Hoy;, W. lihlnelaiider Stewart, Jr., Will
iam Wli'l.h.im Huffman. I'.ancls l!oe!i.v
, ami Frederick 'I', rrelhmhuysen. The
.lull will hold meetings each Filihiy nlpht
until Miiioh III lnchflvv, mid Its members
will go I'nim the npern nr theatre for a
1 couple of houis for dancing and nipper.
1 Last night's was rutin r un Informal
j gathering. There was plenty of music.
.-pjer'n and tho Arrtiliiio l'laye
..",.,. A, various slltltli
lor tnreo orcnetras pi.ieu, i mirnu s.
rs li d by
were made up by mMiibeis of thu com
mittee and otheis. and after supper .Mile,
l.Jdlu Lopoiikowii. the Itussl.m diuieer.
apiieiired, giving seveinl dunces. 1'iflmlr
Aln and his pattner did the Argiutlne
tango, waltz and polkn. Thero was also
. , ,, unl.sei Ihers til the dull
Am't, the Nl",sr"11 ' ' '.' ,,
. 1 lIHe, I'l 11. Mil .-,.- ..-'.., ... ......
Mrs. SnoHden A. I-alinestnclf. Air. nnu
Mis. Nathaniel I.. Mrf'rendy. Mr. and
Mrs. .1. W. Ilarrlmnit, Mr and Mts.
Frederick Y. Dalzlel, Mts. William A'tor
I'hanler. Mr. and Mrs. W. Ilotirke Cock
ran, Mr. and Mts. Hamilton W. Cnry,
Mr. and Mrs. Curuellus N. Illlss. Jr. Mr.
nod Mrs. filfford A. Cochran, Mr. and
Mis. Wulter 11 Maymml, Mr and MA.
John Sanford. Ml. and Mrs. J. Maee
I Kllsworth. .Mrs. M. I.awience Ktene, Mr.
nnd Mrs. James II. I hike, Mr. and Mrs,
A. D. n. Pratt. .Mi. and Mr. T. J.
Oakley lthlnelander, Oliver H.irrlman.
Mr. and Mts. .1. Fred Plersnn. Jr.. Mr.
and Mrs. Oliver Perln. Mr. and Mr. T.
Douglas Robinson. Miss Mary Pyne. Miss
lldua Hllliin. Miss Adelaide Cannon. Miss
Kleanor Tailor. Major G. 'rlghtnn Webb.
T. Sandford P.e.ity, J. Coleman Drayton,
.1. Kills I'ostlethwnite. Mr. nnd Mrs. Percy
it. Pyne, Mr. and Mts. Harry T. Peters.
Mr. and -Mrs. Itlchard Stuveti', MI'S Kl'lu
Stevens, Mrs. James li. Hustis, Mr. and.
Mrs. II Itoscoe Mathews. Mr. and Mrs.
I M ward N, Hreltung. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart
Waller, Mr, and Mrs. Do l..incoy Nlcoll,
Stephen It. Klklns, Charbs I-anler. Jr.,
Mr, and Mrs. A. I .an fear Norrle, I.. Gor
don llamersley, George Henry Win ten.
Jr., John Mutiioe, Mr. and Mri. It. Horace
Gallatin, I. Wltar Kendall, Charles Har
den. Mr. and Mrs. Frauds K. I'mdleton.
Mr nnd Mrs. GeoiguJ Gould, Mls M.ib.1
leri. Hurgess W. Wonley and William
J I'lillliHrinnnle (oiiiliietur I" lirninin
I'niir tnrs .Mure.
. ...,,,. ,1,,, s,,l!l(ll, f pjiT-ls.
Mr. Strausky came In Ann rlca In the
fall of It'll. He Is a lioliemlau by birth
and conducted for some e,irs at I'ragiin
before becoming the dlieetor of tin- Ham
burg opera. From Hambuig he went to
Uetiln to innduel the Hluthner orchestra
and tho Gum opera e.ton at Knill's
Theatre. Ho was chosen to conduct the
Philharmonic Orchestra after tho death
of Oustav Mahler.
Ho was married to Mario Joh.inno Do
rud of New York, daughter of the com
mander of thn lied Star liner Lapland, in
June. 11 12.
"MEISTERSINGER" AT BOSTON.
t'onr Metrniiolltnii Artists Appear In
the Product lint.
Huston, Jan. 23 - Thn lloslon Opera
Company ;ylded "Din Meisterslnger" In Us
i-eperteltv to-night lu a production that
marked a high point of achievement for
Of the cast four of the principals came
from the Metropolitan Opera Company of
New York. They vvein Mmo. Gadskl. who
sang .'in; Cat! Jorti as Wnllhct, llobert
l.cimhaidt as Wrrknirser and fail Miami
as Kolhn 1: The rest nf the cat was sup
plied by tho homo organization, linn
im7i was sung by 1'anlo l.udiker, a Ho
Thn houso was crowded.