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tion that it will not continue to he so to the end.
There Is. therefore, a strong probability that the
Issue of locality will play its part in the Initia
tive, and not in the outcome.
The fact that ex-Attorney General John W.
QrlCßa will be a candidate for United States
Senator from New-Jersey has met with the ap
proval of representative Republicans not only
In that State but in many other of the common
■wealths. Many people thought, because of his
jerent resignation from the Cabinet, that Mr.
<;riggs would not care to resume official life so
foon. It uas said quite recently that he might
rot be able to accept the place of United States
Senator because of the demands of his profes
sion. While he was a member of the Cabinet,
the exacting duties of Attorney General entirely
prohibited him practising- law aside from his
office; but as a Senator he would have no such
compulsory restrictions upon him. In fact, it
was learned yesterday from a close friend of
Mr. Grlggs that his practice was In such a
position as to permit him to accept the office of
Senator, if he should be selected for it. without
in any way interfering with the interests of his
He has therefore announced that he is a can
didate. His thorough familiarity with federal
relations and Stat-- affairs, his personal ac
quaintance with almost every member of the
"United States Senate and his conceded ability
to represent New-Jersey with the dignity and
statesmanship lie-coming to the office are the
grounds upon which his friend? in New-Jersey
ajid elsewhere are urging his selection as the
successor of Senator Sewell. It ought, hiss friends
•ay, to be understood without tho necessity of
making the statement that Mr. Grijrps is not
the candidate of any aeetton or particular polit
ical or other interest of the State. The selection
«if a United States* Senator. In his view, it is
said, does not require the choice of a sectional
representative, and he has no idea of entering
the content nn the candidate of any locality, but
as a citizen of New-Jersey. Neither ha» he gone
into the contest as the opponent of any of the
candidates from the different localities of the
State. On the contrary, he is on friendly terms
"with all of these candidates, and will undoubt
edly continue to be so. He therefore "will be in
the contest for United States Senator as one of
the candidates from whom th«» Joint meeting
must make the rhoi-e.
Mr. Grigpss public career and his achieve
ments, both as QoveißW nt Xew-.Tersey and as
Attorney General of the United S»aTei=. ar* so
familiar to everybody as to render recapitula
tion at this tim<» unnecessary.
There is general satisfaction in Newark
among all classes, regardless of political
affiliations, over the favorable outlook for the
Flection of John F. Dryden as United States
Senator to succeed General William J. Sewell.
No man stands higher in the community than
Mr. Dryden. and the army of men and women
In the great company directed by him are among
the most enthusiastic of his hopeful friends. In
fact the premier city of the State apparently
regards his probable election as a compliment
to the town Itself.
Mr. Dryden i* built on broad lines mentally.
Though over Fixty years old, he has all the
alertness and activity of men twenty years his
Junior. He Is not effusive, rather the reverse,
indeed, but is frank, straightforward and clear
cut In all his dealings. While not an orator, he
is fluent of speech, and has the busy man's knack
of getting at the heart of his subject without
circumlocution. Hereabouts there is a decided
and emphatic belief that he would do credit to
New-Jersey in the national legislature. He Is
a Jerseyman— of the north or south— but of
MfF Juki.
It Is his view that a United ptates Senator
Fhould represent all of th<* people of his Statr,
regardless of local habitation. Of his fitness and
ability there is no room for debate, except upon
the affirmative side. In the leading manu
facturing city of the State he is esteemed as
ihe broad minded, liberal, cultured man that he
if wherever he is known, and a* the president
»rA controlling Fpirlt of the greatest industrial
Insurance company in the world, which he con
ceived and largely by his own efforts built from
the ground up. he is well known in every State
In the I'nlon. Hif acquaintance and association
with public men are extensive, and his reputation
among them, like his home character, is above
reproach. Hi;= executive ability speaks for Itself
in the successful career of the industrial insti
tution of which he ! s the heed. Speaking of
Mr. Dryden. a representative New-Jersey Re
publican said yesterday: "The fact that Mr.
I>ryden has the united support of the twelve
Eseex members of the legislature srfll be a
strong factor in the determination of the choice
of a United States Senator, especially 141 view
e>f the fact that other parts of the State seem
uncertain as to their stand. There is no un
certainty in Espex County. Moreover. Mr. Dry
den is in no f< nse now. nor will he consent to be
• t «ny time, a sectional candidate. Hi- has
■warm and sincere fri'-nda In every county of the
**tat*. Important influences of a high character.
■w hich it would be as impracticable in politics as
in anything else to ignore, are taking a not only
kindly but active interest in his candidacy.
These lnfluenoeF Have a direct and a patriotic
interest in the welfare of the State politically.
Industrially and socially, and undoubtedly will
have due weight with the members of the legis-
Jatur. .
John F. Dryden. president of the Prudential
insurance Company of America and a lead
ing capitalist in banking, trolley and other
large corporate enterprises, hae his home in
Newark. In person he much resembles Rear
.Admiral Sampson, although of stronger
physique, in mental ability he is equalled by
few of the men who have attained, lik»- him.
great success in life, and few men are equal to
the great burdens and responsibilities that Mr.
Dryden has borne for years, and that he seems
to bear lightly.
John F. Dryden is of old New-England stock.
He was born on August 7. 1i»39, at Farming
ton, Me., and was educated for the legal pro
fession. His training in law has been of great
use to him in his subsequent career. He was
not very strong physically, and was of a retir
ing: and studious disposition. At Yale Uni
versity, where his parents sent him. he devoted
himself closely to study, with the result of im
pairing his health, and by advice of physi
cians he was compelled to give up his hopes of
graduation, and left the university.
The subject of insurance early engaged Mr.
Dryden'e attention, and he devoted his lime to
a study of its principles, mastering the theory
of finance, the construction of tables, averages,
percentages, compounds, futurities and scientific
monetary economy. About 1865 he read a re
port on the subject of industrial insurance to
the Massachusetts Legislature by Professor
Kleazer Wright, the State Insurance Commis
sioner. It criticised the methods of the Pruden
tial Insurance Company of London. England.
Mr. Dryden procured all the reports of the com
pany and analyzed them, and decided that the
Insurance Commissioner was wrong. This gave
him the idea of formulating an industrial in
surance system for the United States. He sub
mitted plans to some New-England capitalists,
but they were not received with favor.
In 1873 Mr. Dryden went to Newark, and In
terested such men .-is Noah F. Blanchard, Will
lam H. Murphy, father of Governor-elect Mur
phy. Horace Ailing. Leslie D. Ward and others.
A bill was passed by the legislature, and in
157.1 the Prudential Insurance Company of
America was founded. From its .inception Mr.
Dryden was the soul and spirit of the enterprise.
For several years he was secretary, and when
Noah F. Blanchard, the president, retired, Mr.
Dryden succeeded him.
The steady faith, the unconquerable will and
Indomitable energy of Mr. Dryden carried the
company through several crises and overcame
many formidable difficulties, until the company
became firmly planted and began Its great
growth. From the basement ■'.:•:• State Bank
the institution moved into the Kremlin Build
ing, and then'-* td the $2,000,000 stone struct
ure at Broad and Bank Bts., built by the . m
pany, which has recently been added to by
«the r great and ornate buildings, making the
finest single group of office buildings in the
•world. _•. -
Mr Dryd«n was one of the founders of the
Fidelity Trust Company, started fifteen years
tiro, which is about to Increase its capital to
$5,0X1,000 and to organize two or more banks
Into one large hank under Its control. He is
largely intereated in the North Jersey Street
Railroad Company, and is one of three owners
of the Newark and South Orange line, a sub
sidiary company of the North Jersey system.
These and other interests are. however, com
monplace to him compared with his love for
the Prudential, the great child of his creation,
and his interest in its workings. He is in close
touch with the multitude of details of the vast
system. In the construction of the office build
ings he gave daily audiences to the architect,
arid worked on the plans and estimates with an
interest that never flagped. His recreation is
taken in a superb home In the highlands.
A Republican all his life, Mr. Dryden ha?
taken an active interest in public affairs. In
isr«", lie was one of the New-Jersey Republican
electors, and served again In that capacity in
Xm •<». When the term of United States Senator
Smith expired Mr. Dryden vvas put forward as
c. candidate fo«*the seat, but he made no effort
to attain It, and gave no encouragement to his
friends. Engrossed with business affairs, he has
shown no desire for public office, though always
keenly alive to party interests. In the last
campaign for Governor he appeared at a great
meeting in the Newark Auditorium, and made a
brilliant speech in favor of the election of FranK
lln Murphy. To the party organization he has
been a generous contributor. He is one of tne.
State committee to raise a fund for a memorial
to McKinley at Canton, Ohio, and he is a steady
contributor to religious and charitable objects.
Yon want to know about the unvfmidfjt
of lorn. Rlro and the Philippine* 1 In'
Tribune Almanno ban the information. *or
m it ) • at nrnndealeri' everywhere, or by »•"'■
for 25 cents per ropy.
The formal announcement by John F. Dryden.
president of the Prudential Insurance Company of
America, of his candidacy for the United States
Senatorship made vacant by the death of Senator
W. J. Sewell, of New-Jersey, brought him yester
day a large number of hearty New-Year's greetings
and wishes for his success. He was surrounded by
a group of leading Newarkers extending their con
gratulations to him when a Tribune representative
paw him lit his office. He was in a bright and
cheery mood, and spoke with freedom, frankness
and hopefulnefs of his candidacy.
"Yes. it is quite true." be said In reply to ques
tion?, -that I am a candidate for the office of
United States Senator and am entering the can
vass with every hope of success. I carefully
refrained from saying anything that m«£ht be con
strued as bearing on my candidacy while General
Sewell was alive. But since the funeral I have
said to my friends that if the position comes to
me I shall be pleased to accept it. I shall make a
canvass of the members of the legislature, and shall
endeavor to secure, by all honorable means, of
course, all the votes that I can. I hope to have the
united support of the delegation of Essex County,
and I have received assurances from other counties
that, while their first votes may be for other candi
dates, I shall be the second choice."
"Do you propose making a personal canvas? of
the members of the legislature?" Mr. Dijien was
'If you mean that T should go from county to
county soliciting vote*, most assuredly not." quick
ly answered Mr. Pryd*n "So far a* proper occasion
and opportunity offer, however, I shall endeavor to
see Th- members of the legislature personally and
ask them for their support The situation .now _ is
not like the usual election of a United States Sena
tor, when the members of the legislature are elect
ed with the distinct understanding that the> shall
vote for this or that candidate. The members of
the incoming: legislature were * lec . tM < „ without
thought of their being called upon to fill a \a
cancv. Put. as it If. the canvas? must deal di
rectly with them and not with the votes of the
'^my candidacy Is concerned I should
feel quite content if the matter of selection rested
with the people, but as this duty devolves "£_"
the legislature I rest my case with equal confi
dence in their hand.*." , •««•-— i i m
"What is there in thin talk of locality being Inim
ical to your candidacy?" . __»»,
"So far a* reason, or logic Is concerned, noth
ing, absolutely nothing," responded Mr Dr> den (
•It i- claimed by some South Jersey Republicans. I
understand, that they are entitled to name the
next Senator, as there Is Pome rule or tradition
that there shall be a Senator from each end of the
State Such a claim is entirely without basis In
fact or logic. New-Jersey la a small Btiit* ami
the man who, a* Senator, is not large enough to
represent the entire Stat*. without regard to the
particular section in which his home may chance
to be is not large enough to hold the office. There
has never been such a rule in New-Jersey or any
other State. Indeed, all the precedents are against
it Senator Randolph, of Morris, and Senator
Frelinehuysen. of Essex, represented the State at
the same time, and Senator smith, of «.ex was
In Congress with Senator McPherson. of Hudson.
Why. even in New- York State, su«h * question as
sectional representation has never been considered,
and at one time, as the records will show, the
little rity of Utlca supplied both the Senators
fr<m that great State. The real question for the
members of the legislature to consider Is not. I
take it whether a man lives In one part of the
State or another, but whether his character and
ability recommend him as a fit and proper person
to represent New-Jersey In the Senate of the
United States."
When asked what he had to say about other well
known New-Jersey Republicans whose names had
been mentioned as candidates, Mr. Dryden declined
to express any opinion about their claims or pros
pects. Ills own canvass was quite enough for him
to attend to. and he expressed th« earnest desire
that his friends all over the State would fl^ht his
battle on his merits and his alone, and wholly re
frain from criticism of other aspirants for the. Sen
atorwhlp. He had neither asked nor received any
pledges, but throughout yesterday was kept very
busy receiving congratulations personally and by
When asked where he stood on national affairs,
he said: "Twice, in 18% and In 1900. I was chosen by
overwhelming majorities at the head of the New-
Jersey McKlnley electoral ticket. I stand squarely
on the McKlnley platform, which. I rejoice to **<>.
in being steadily strengthened, not weakened, by
the late President's constitutional successor. Presi
dent Roosevelt, anil. If elected. I will cordially
sui-vori the present administration."
Trenton, Jan 3 (Special).— To-night finds four
avowed candidates in the field for the seat in the
United States Senate made vacant by the death
of General William J. Sewell. with Edward c.
Stokes, Clerk In Chancery, a fifth aspirant, whose
candidacy has not yet been formally announced.
Ex-United States Attorney General John W. Grlggs
and ex-Sheriff David Batrd yesterday made their
public declarations, while both John V. Dryden
and Barker Gummere had previously made public
their candidacies. For each of the four avowed
candidates declarations are being put forth that
they already have well on to a majority of
the Republican votes in the legislature.
If the election was to be held to-morrow it is fig
ured that the vote on the first ballot would stand
about as follows: John W. Grlggs. of Pa*salc, 16;
John F. Dryden. of Essex, 13; Edward C. Stokes, of
Cumberland, 14; David Baird. of Camden. 9; Barker
Gummerc-, of Mercer, 7; John W. Herbert, of Mid
dlesex. 4; John J. Gardner, of Atlantic, 2. On the
second ballot the Gummere votes would likely go
to Baird, as would also the Gardner votes, giving
him 18, while the Herbert votes would go to Griggs.
giving him 20 votes. The above estimate is fur
nished by a leading State Republican, who is In
touch with the legislative situation, and who makes
the following division of the counties the basis of
hie calculations:
Orlggrs— Bergen, 3; Monraouth. 2: Passale, 6- Mor
ris. 3: Union. 2.
Dryden— Essex. 12; Mercer. 1.
Stokes— Burlington, 3: Cap« May. i; Cumberland
a; Gloucester. 3: Monmouth. 2; Salem, 1; Warren 1.
Baird— Camden. 4; Cape May. i; <>]oii<*enter ' l'
Ocean, 2; Salem. 1.
Oummere— Mercer, 3; Somerset, 2; Union. 2
Gardner-Atlantic. 2.
Herbert-Middlesex. 4.
#«UJ - anticipated that the Baird and Gummere
forces will combine, and that the Stokes and
Dryden Interests will form a coalition. Ex-Sheriff
? alr B , D nt -. th da y here and had two confer-
T^SILXh 11 vernor . J v , oorhees - Th« Camden man
In declaring his candidacy said that he would be
n , iT ace \2 l . ne fl lß h. and that he would be in
It for himself alone. Asked concerning the asser
tion made in am( j en to-day that he already had
twenty-eight votes pledged to him, Sheriff Baira
declared such a statement was ridiculous.
South Jersey feels that it should have the Sena
tor. M said, 'and Camden has been doing such
good work In the interest of the Republican party
that we- feel that we are in a position to claim It
As to the report that I am In th* race in the In
terest of any one else, It In simply idle. So far a*
I am concerned. I will not even go into conference
with a view of uniting on any other South Jersey
man. In other words, I em in for myself, and in
tend to remain in the fight right up until the
When seen to-night Senator Stokes declined to
announce himself a candidate. He said that he
might or might not be in the fight. The total vote
In the Joint caucus will be sixty-three, making
thirty-two votes necessary to an indorsement for
th« Republican vote- in the joint meeting.
Mayor Low madi- the Important announcement
yesterday that city employes would, as soon as
the various departments could issue the neces
sary orderp. be required to work eight hours a
day. The working hours for the greater number
of the departments under this rule will be from
9 till 5 o'clock, with a reasonable amount of
time for luncheon. Mayor Low instituted the
rule at the first session of the Board of City
Record, when he moved that the business hours
of that bureau be from 1) till 5 o'clock. Then he
followed this with a rule that his own office be
kept open between those hours, and this in turn
was followed on Thursday hy Controller Grout's
order to the same effect in the Finance Depart
ment, and by Borough President Cantor and
Commissioner of Accounts Russell.
The far reaching consequence of a rule like
this can best be understood when the proposi
tion Is reduced to figures. In round numbers It
means that the city under the new administra
tion will get every year from its employes
$4.5(X>,000 worth of work more than It is getting
at present with the departments opening at !»
and closing at 4 o'clock. Counting the worklnK
hour of the average city employe as possessing
a money value of 37' 2 cents— and this la a low
estimate — It n-rans that the aggregated value
of the forty thousand hours rendered by the
men on the city's payrolls is worth $ir»,<H)O a
day. or $4,500,000 a year.
Mayor Low's attention was called yesterday to
Section 15 of the Revised Ordinances, which pro
vides that all city departments shall he open for
business from 0 a. m. to 4 p. m., except on Sat
urdays, when the closing hour shall he 12, un
less other opening and closing hours are fixed
by law. He holds to the view that eight hours
constitute a legal day's work at the present
"Our idea was that the change would be
brought about by the various departments and
officials having Jurisdiction," said Mr. Low.
"Mr. Grout and myself have the same working
hours. The necessary order was issued, and I
am confident that the other departments, as the
heads meet, will adopt the change."
" Does this mean an eventual reduction In the
staffs?" he was asked.
"Not necessarily." said the Mayor. " Efficiency
in the staffs is as much to be considered as a
mere cutting down of department expenses."
Commissioner Russell in commenting on the
lengthening of the hours in his department,
"It means c gain of 16 per cent in the hours
of service rendered the city in the accounts de
partment. The rule may not work uniformly
at first in our department, for the reason that
some of our ?xaminers may be detailed to de
partments where old hours of labor obtain. I
do not see why a city employe should work less
than eight hours a day. Professional men and
clerks in other branches of business do It, and
city employes, generally speaking, are as well
paid as any one. Why should they stop work
one hour before working men in the profes-
Four men taking can of flvi horses was a
sample of the condition of attain found to exist
In the Brooklyn Department of Sewers by John
Thatcher, the new superintendent of th« depart
ment. It prompted him to at once dismiss som«
two hundred men In the department, and it Is
declared that the action la but the Brat evidence
of what will b« done in all the departments under
the control of Borough President Bw»n«»roin. Mr.
Thatcher's Information was obtained by personal
Yesterday morning before « o'clock Mr. Thatcher
reached the repair yard of the Sewer Department
In South Portland-are. He waa not known, nor
did he reveal hla Identity until he had observed
the men struggle in and make a feebl<» attempt
to "go to work." Meanwhile ):•• was asking casual
questions here and there. Tie found that th* re
pair gangs numbered sixteen and consisted of
from six to twelve men each, exclusive of a horse
and cart and driver. Most of thepe ganga aram
idle half of the. time, and half of the men of each
Kane engaged on a Job were idle. Mr. Thatcher
did a little figuring, and Mine to the decision that
them were about four times as many men In the.
department as could b* used to advantage. Th«
number of gangs was cut down to eight of from
three to four men each. A large number of lit
spectora were also discharged, and other useless
employes, who had drawn city money linger vari
ous titles, were told that they would have la look
elsewhere for easy berth*
Register Neal has Informed th« men whom he
appointed In his department that they will prob
ably have to wall for their pay for some time, on
account of the uncertainty of the action to be
taken by the Civil Service Commissioners, He
told them they had better look for other Jobs un
less they wanted to i:ik« a long Chance.
Commissioner Dougherty of the Department ot
Wnter Supply believes that it will be unnecessary
to have a Brooklyn deputy. f. N. Da Varona, one
of the engineers who lias been In the Brooklyn
department for many years, will probably be
placed In charge. Robert A. Van Burnt, now
chief engineer of the. department, will probably be
transferred to the Hewer Department, to take tho
place of Henry Assertion, who is to be removed.
William H. kftchalea, Superintendent of Sewers
In Manhattan, said yesterday that he had mude no
changes, except to dismiss Secretary Michael J.
Cummlnga, whose salary was $l,. r ioi). This was really
done by Mr. Cantor, he said. There was no work
for Cummlnga to do, and the position will remain
"This department," he eaid. "like all city de
partments Is full of deadwood, and this Is to be
got rid of. Dismissals will come gradually, as time
»hows their advisability. The dismissals will not
apply especially to any class of employes, but will
be all along the line."
Mayor Luw said last evening that his Inaugural
me.HKage would lie read to the Board of Aldermen
on Monday at noon.
"It will be brief," said the Mayor, "for it will be
followed on or about the Ist of February by a longer
one. It is early yet to indicate In any message Just
what is wise In the way of policy. It will be easier
to tell what we want to do after we have been at
work for thirty days. In Brooklyn, when I was
Mayor, it was the custom for the heads of depart
ments to hand in reports up to December 1, and
in that way the Mayor on assuming office could
write Intelligently about his city's affairs. A differ
ent custom has been followed here, and I am con
sequently not well informed."
There were more people to see the Mayor yes
terday than the day before, and he received them all
with equal courtesy. Among the callers to wish him
success were William Brookfleld and Henry W.
Mayor Low said there was little newf, except a
conference he had held with President Wells of the
Tax Commission regarding the meetings of the
Armory Board.
"Them is a problem about the Armory i Board."
he said. "Under the new charter the president of
the Board of Aldermen takes the place of the old
Commissioner of Public Buildings. Lighting and
Supplies, which office ha* been abolished. We are
somewhat undecided what to do ,it present, but I
think we will ask the co-operation of the borough
presidents for a time at least regarding the build
ing and core of armories. President Wells has
probably told you that we will hold our first meet
ing on either Tuesday or Wednesday for organiza
tion. We are undecided about the exact time, and
we have to find whether It will be convenient to the
other members of the board."
"Will you discuss the possible reductions?" be
was asked. The Mayor said he would rather not
be quoted on the. matter at present, but hoped to be
able to give out a document the first of the week
that would Clearly explain the probable changes
Among the callers on th? Mayor in the afternoon
were John D. Crlmminc. Eugene G. Blackfc-M
•Willis 1,. Ogo>n and Robert C. Morris, president
Of the Republican County Committee. Mr. Morris
did not speak hopefully afterward about the ap
pointment by the Mayor of Julius M. Mayer as Jus
tice Jerome's successor.
The new Tax Commiesion»rs will on Monday give
a hearing aft citizens who are anxious to have on
of the principles of the single tax theory tested in
actual practice. The proposition which will be
brought forward by th« petitioners for a hearing
in effect hi that unimproved realty should be taxed
on the same basis as improved reaity. The argu
ment ie that people who buy unimproved realty
and hold it for speculative purposes should not ba
allowed to escape taxation that is exact'y com
mensurate with the value of the property Pre * l "
dent Wells of the Tax Board i.« said to be averse to
trj-lng any Innovations of this kind, but In orde.
to be fair he has granted the hearing as requestea.
Controller Grout yesterday appointed William
E. McFadden. Collector of the Bureau of Assess
ments and Arrears. Mr. McFadden succeeds Colo
nel Edward Gilon. who was removed last weeK on
charges of Incompetency.
Mr. McFadden is a lawyer, forty-five years old. and
a graduate of St. Mary's College, at Suspension
Bridge. N. V. He was an examiner in the office
of the Commissioner of Accounts. He was appoint
ed by Mayor Strong. Mayor Van Wyck removed
him from office, but he was subsequently reinstated
by the Appellate Division. He was again removed
by Mayor Van Wyck. and his case is now up for
Mr. Grout discharged Moses H. Oppenheimer. an
auditor in his department receiving $2,700.
The Controller talked freely about the proposed
reductions of salaries. He said'
While It is true that' certain de Pff,. ttn |" hoo^ and
be touched, such as the Police. Fire Schools ana
Street Cleaning, In the last administration B £ lar at
and offices were increased with an outlay -wax
increased between $3,500,000 and W. 000.00- in ims
V cannot do it by any un»'°™ ,"»&*,£ ?he
"Tbe^fsw offices show that all the "ems^jjg
e;ot to be considered separately. I think »•. B«*ra
the work. why. it will not be done.
The last of ex-Controller 0 ler"» paintings and
valuable prints of old New- York, which had hung
Mauser rifle fastened over the door or the inner
omce. .
District Attorney Jerome was at his office early
again yesterday morning. He found his own name
on the door In place of that of Mr. Phllbln. and no
visible trace now- remains of the previous admin
istration. An unusually large mail awaited tht
District Attorney, and a number of visitors called In
the morning to congratulate him. Among them was
Magistrate Mayo.
When seen by m. reporter yesterday Judge Jerome
declared that he -would go to Albany to present his
views on th.- proposed new excise legislation. If
the legislative committee which will have charge
of the bill would give him a hearing. Asked If he
did not think the committee would look to htm for
Initiation In the matter, the District Attorney re
plied that he thought it would. As yet, he said, he
had prepared no amendment to the existing excise
In reference, to the course of action to be pursued
with regard to certain advertisements recently
printed In "The City Record" th.> District Attorney
said that the matter was in the hands of . his as
sistant. Mr. Thome. He ills© announced that Mr.
Bchurraan would look after the Brooklj rn Bridge
matter, and that Mr. n horn was looking after tho
police cases now hanging tire. __u_4
In the afternoon District Attorney Jerome cale'i
the members of the staff together In his private
office and had an Informal talk with thenv ,„
"It was the first time I had had opportunity to
hay* them together all at » time." said Judge Je
rome afterward. "1 Just talked to them In an i in
formal way. pointing out to th;>m how anxloua the>
should be In their relations with the public to dis
play the most patent courtesy. In this connection
1 -'-•. Impressed upon them the fact thai the etn
riency of such an office as our* t.» a very great ex
tent depend* upon the degree of public opinion be
hind It. and that therefore in all their dealing, with
the public they should conduct themselves so that
this might be given gladly and ungrudgingly. I
«No iDOke to them in regard to methods to ex lit*
the work with which this office is intrusted.
The appointment of Captain Arthur Kortunatua
Cosby as an Assistant corporation Counsel. In
charge of the Bureau for th« Recovery of Penal
bee. was officially announced yesterday by Cor
poration Counsel Rives. Ho will succeed Adrian T.
Klernan. whose salary was IMM a year. Mayor
Low administered the oath of office to Captain
Cosby, who began his duties at once in the de
partment In the Temple Court Building. No. I
Beekman-»t. Captain Cosby is a personal friend
of President Roosevelt. He la a native of Cali
fornia, being a sou of Captain Cosby, of tho navy.
Ha was graduated from Harvard in 1594. and later
from the Columbian Law School in Washington.
When Theodore Roosevelt organized the Rough
Riders. Mr. Cosby was one of the first to enlist.
11.- was wounded three times In the charge at San
Juan Hill. He carries one of the bullets In his
breast, the surgeons not being able to remove it.
}{ rose to the rank of captain, and later became
assistant adjutant general. He was a deputy at
torney general in the hearing of the charges
against District Attorney Asa Bird Gardiner, lie
la a Republican In national politics, but locally has
assisted the Citizens Union.
Acting Captain Churchill has a habtt of leaving
the Flfth-st. police station about 1 a, m. and mak
ing a tour of his district to *cc If the liquor stores
are closed after that hour. At 1:30 a. m. yesterday
he saw men in Frederick Rehmeling's saloon, at
No. 109 East Nlnth-st.. and walked In to ask wUy
the place was opc-n after hours. Everybody except
Kehmellng and another man got out.
"Don't take any bluff from him," said Rehme-
Ung's companion, who was big and Inclined to be
ugly. "He's nothing but a duffer."
Churchill, who la a muscular giant, took the bIK
man by the neck, seized Rehnieli'ig by the collar
and dragged them both to the sidewalk. Then two
patrolmen suddenly appeared and took charge of
the prisoners. The big man. who said he was
Hardy Hennetsy. of No. 130 St. Marks Place, was
lined IS for disorderly conduct when he was ar
raigned later in the police court. Rehm^ltng was
held In |5M bnll for trial on the charge of violating
the excise law.
Inspection of the uniformed employe* of the
stables and of the mechanical plant of the Street
Cleaning Department occupied Commissioner Wood,
bury's time yesterday. In each place visited he
found several sections of "White Wings" drawn up
in military order. Each section was carefully in
spected, the new Commissioner examining every de
tail of the men's equipment with the greatest care.
Then he addressed each section, speaking a few
crisp sentences, in which he outlined the new policy
of the department, and told the men of the. new
relation to their ofn>»r«. There was a decidedly
military air to the entire inspection. The employes
of the force were constantly referred to as •"officers
and enlisted men."
In the afternoon Dr. Woodbury. In company with
Captain Gibson, paid a visit to the Third District of
the Street Cleaning Department, at stable "E."
which is at No. 408 West F'lfteenth-st. There- he
found the men drawn up in military formation, and
after a careful Inspection made a short speech.
Th« Commissioner also Inspected stable "A." at
Seventeenth -m and Avenue A. yesterday afternoon.
He intends to make a thorough Inspection of the
Street Cleaning Department forces of the entire
city, covering Mann man first.
The- first delegation of office seekers visited th«
Street Cleaning Department's headquart«r« yester
day. They came from the Eastern District of
Brooklyn, and the object of their visit was to press
the appointment of ex-Councilman Francisco as
Deputy Street Cleaning Commissioner. This dele
gation visited Mayor Low first. From him they
secured the comforting assurance that he had no
personal objection to th* appointment, but that
<"v>mmi dinner ■Woortburv was the proper parson to
make such an appointment The visitors did not
find tho Commissioner in on their first v -" 1 ; '
promised to return Thry did not keep their PWan
fse however. It la surmlseri that the Information
they received at the headquarters of the Street
Cleaning Department that the new Commissioner -
first official act had been to reappolnt the three
Deputy Commissioners accounted for their failure
to return.
Yon -want to know who hold* the record In
any line of »portf The TrthnJ>f> Almanjc In
here with It In black and white— the fn r
and figures whi.h can't be fii«pntr<l. Vor
Hair nt nen«lfaler«' everywhere, or by mall,
for 23 cents per copy.
The bookkeeping of the Park Department
under George C. Clausen is severely criticised
in a report made to the Mayor by Commission
ers of Accounts Hertle and Owen on November
It? last. Mayor Van Wyck did not make the re
port of the commissioners public.
The statement is made by the commissioners
that In the book for the entry of a record of
supplies furnished the Park Department no en
tries have been made for the last thirteen
months, and that. in other books there are no
entries In twelve columns arranged for data
necessary to the safe conduct of the park ac
counts. The most noticeable thing, however, is
the charge that for more than $30,000 worth of
work done on the American Museum of Natural
History there was no competitive bidding, as the
charter provides. This part of the report reads
as follows:
We find that the purchases made by requisition
and order for the use of the department hay all
been made In compliance with Section 419 of the
charter. This is not the case, however, with the
expenditures incurred for construction work at the
American Museum of Natural History.
We find that during the year 1900 over $30,000 was
paid by the city upon requisition, and not by public
advertising to the lowest bidder, for similar classes
of work, in many ca.e* the work being cohtlnuous
a.nd connecting, as is shown by the following
Nord«n Company. electrical work *£i?J
Beck & Co.. •lectrfcal work 5 i? = Si
J. Burns, painting 7 -li VS
J. G. Wilson, cas«» r.'.wfto
J. G. Wilson, wood floor !«£2S
Trattell & Co.. mosaic floor - - •*;» *'
Cockerlll & Co.. tiling \-I*tX
Cheeley *• Co.. bookcases Vi-ntn
J. M. Boddy. pain:ln» ■ i' 522
Schoenber* & Co.. electrical work J'SXS
J. Buns*, painting {£22
W. J. Hunt, carpenter JSI
James Flood, plumNßg • !••**} 2°.
J. O. Wilson, nine order* esses ~— "*' ' 4
Tot.! 539.C13M
Electrical work *; ■•'£ 00
Painting - ,22522
wootf floor •.::•.::•.•.•."•.::::::::::: *.«« <«
Mowlc floor tiling t"222
Carpenter work ™'£!
Plumbing - l.W>oo
After quoting sections of the city charter
which are supposed to govern the expenditures
for the parks of Manhattan and Richmond.
Commissioners Hertle and Owen say:
From the foregoing Quoted sections of law rela
tive to the construction and equipment of the
American Museum of Natural History, it will be
seen that the Department of Parks is the party
authorized to construct and equip, pursuant to the
plans of the society's architect, and, therefore,
every expenditure made for that purpose is gov
erred under the same laws as would be an ex
penditure made for the parks proper.
It would, therefore, seem to us that the ex
penditures before noted, amounting to $39,913 9*.
were maele in clear violation of Section No. 419 of
the charter. We understand, however, that the ex
penditures were ordered by the museum officials
«nd approved by the Park Department, under the
impression that the museum officials have that au
thority under tha laws.
Commissioner Russell In, commenting: on th«
work of his predecessor. Mr. Hurtle, said:
It is only fair to say that Mr. Hertl* and
Mr. Owen have done a lot of work for which
they got no credit. This report on the Man
hattan and Richmond park department book
keeping was doubtless pigeonholed by Mayor
Van "W'yck because its publication would have
added to the troubles of Tammany. I don't
say that anything wrong was done, but the re
port certainly has. some significant presenta
tions. It will not be the custom of this depart
ment to give out the result of its examinations.
Our work is of a confidential nature, and the
first report Invariably Is made to the Mayor. In
this Instance, however, the report was not made
public by Mayor Van Wyck for apparently ob
vious reasons.*
"Six little bakers all in a row" waited outside
the door of tho new Commissioner of Charities.
Homer Folks, for several hours yesterday. They
were employes of tha department on Blackwell's
Island, who had been discharged mm months ago
and reinstated on December 31. On January 1
they reported to the head baker on the Island for
duty, but he had no work for them, so they came
down to see the new Commissioner and returned
yesterday morning.
At last the office door opened and they filed in
before- the Commissioner. Whether their argu
ments seemed to him strong, or they presented
samples of their baking, is not known: but when
they emerged from the office a few minutes later
their faces were wrtathed in smiles, and one- old
baker, who wore a veteran's button, said in part-
"A happy new year tor ye*. Commissioner, an'
may God bless yer far this."
When seen by a Tribune reporter yesterday
Commissioner Folks said that one of the deputies
in his department and on.i of the Commissioners
of Accounts were examining the personal affects
of patients who had died in Bellevue Hospital.
These were formerly In the custody of Charles A.
"I am looking over the matter of appointments
and reinstatements in this department in Decem
ber very carefully," said Mr. Folks.
The Commissioner also announced the dismissal
on Thursday of Thomas M. Campbell, one of the
two purchasing agent* of the department whose
salary was $2,000. Mr. Folks said that Campbell
had been laid off since last summer and was rein
stated on December 31.
"I Intend to get alone with one purchasing
agent." said the Commissioner.
Concerning the report that a city home for con
sumptives was to be placed on Blackwell's Island
Mr. Folks said that there was a scheme on foot
to make use of the buildings formerly occupied
by the State Hospital for the Insane for this pur
pose. This project had been considered by ex-
Commissioner Keller, but Mr Folks said he was
not prepared to express an opinion on it yet.
Controller Grout yesterday borrowed from Adolph
Lewlsohn. through the Central Realty Bond and
Trust Company, $1,000,000 for usa In meeting the
current expenditures of the city. This is a regular
transaction year by year in the Controller's office,
and Mr. Grout will need more money In a few
weeks. In commenting on the transaction »he Con
troller said:
It is nothing new. but the same a* happens
every year. This city, unfortunately, has such bad
legislation, through provisions of the charter, that
it is compelled to borrow money to pay the run
ning expenses. This is not th« fault of any ad
ministration, but should be changed. We issue
revenue bonds for this money, and it costs the
city $900,000 annually for the inter* The reason
of "it la that the taxes are collected in October for
the current year, and consequently every January
there Is no money for the running expanses. What
should be done Is to collect the taxes In January
for th* current year, and then there would be no
necessity of borrowing money for such a purpose.
Georse McAneny. secretary of the Municipal Civil
Service Commission, made the following statement
yesterday afternoon in reference to the changes
in the classification of exempt positions under the
city Civil Service rules:
There Is an apparent misunderstanding of th«
nature Of the changes in the classification of posi
tions of the exempt class under the city Civil Ser
vice- rules sent to the State Commission by the local
board on January 1. These are for the most part
a mere repetition of the exemptions already existing
in th« case of deputies, heads of bureau* etc in
the departments that are consolidated or re
organised under the new charter. So far as th*
Civil service law Is concerned these departments
must be treated as wholly new. and a recla*s!fixa
tion of all the positions within them is required
But this does not increase the exempt class as
such at aIL In some of the departments, on th*
contrary, it Is considerably decreased; In one or
two others the change In the character of the work
to be established involves a sllsht increase Wk
President Louis F. Haffen of The Bronx has
appointed Joslah Ackerman Brings as the engineer
In chief of the borough. Mr. Brlygs is a well known
civil engineer, and a director of the American
Society of Civil Engineers.
For some years he was the chief engineer c:
street Improvement* in Yonkers. and elace IST? has
been connected with the bofldlar of mo- . „
th« I™! 1 " 14 " «*er construction la Th© Brn^
For the last four years he has been the cMef en ~'
tero'uic'hl bt » ld!a S of ISO miles of sewer * l£ &£
Police Commissioner Partrlds* mad 9 hi« Jint
transfers of captains yesterday. Among th« latw
transfers of captains by Colonel Murphy ni t&*
of Captain Brown from East Slxty-seventh-st. „
Westcheater. Captain Brown was popular la j-j,
precinct, and his transfer -was without apparent
cause. Colonel Partridge sent Brown back to ■ > t
S»xty-seventh-3t. yesterday, moved Captain Cone*
land from Slxty-seventh-st. to the City Han and
sent Captain Walsh from the City Hall to West-
Chester. Captain Brown was applauded by th« no,
licemen In the station In East Slxty-sevesth-«t.
when he reported there for duty again last «v«alBB.
There has been considerable gossip at PoUcs
Headquarters regarding the head of tee I>«taet!v*
Bureau, and several captains are said to b* eager
to succeed Captain Titus In that command. CalcaM
Partridge ha» refrained from telling his intention*,
but friends of Captain Titus say he will probaify
remain In charge cf the Detective Bureau for ana*
time to come. Captain Titus was in Washington
recently, and there was a report that he asked fo
the Influence of President Roosevelt to keep him la
his present position. Captain Titus said yesterday
that his call upon the- President was for no iacjj
Colonel Partridge yesterday transferred Detect!**
Sergeants Sugden and Dcmpsey from the staff of
the First Deputy Commissioner to the Detecting
Bureau. Sugden was called -Devery-s right hand
man at Police Headquarter*. His transfer «3
that of Dempsey nearly breaks up Deverys farme
personal staff. Sergeant John H. Russell, of West
Sslxty-elghth-st.. is to take Sugden a place on th*
staff of Deputy Commissioner Thurston. Detective
sergeant Vallely was detailed yesterday - - «
Colonel Thurston's aids. m
On account of the law creating the Teaerawf
House Department, it has been necessary to mera*
the Health and Sanitary squads of policemen, aS
forty men were transferred yesterday. Serseant
i.ehegan. who was In charge of the Health Squad.
was sent to Kingsbridge. *
The districts over which Deputy Commissions
Thurston and Ebstein are to have control were de
nned yesterday by Colonel Partridge. ColonS
Thurston is to have authority In Manhattan,
Bronx and Richmond, while Major Ebstein is to
control in Brooklyn and Queens. Major Ebsteta
went upstairs to the Commissioner's office yester
day afternoon, and was walking right In without
being announced, when Patrolman Glass, who had
been detailed at the door, seized and held him fast
here are you going?" asked the policeman/^
Into the Commissioner * office I'm Deputy Can.
missioner Ebstein."' was the reply.
Glass let him go. blushing, while persons m th«
outer office who had recognized the Deputy Com
missioner at first sight laughed at the policeman^
Commissioner Partridge yesterday suspended Po
liceman John McGrath. of the. Mercer-st. sutSoau
who was arrested on Thursday, charged with theft
He commended Policeman Patrick Ferguson, of the
Charles-st. station, tor bravery in stopping a run
away at Hudson and We3t Tenth =■:?. on Decen
ber 2. He granted to Detective McCaffeny penals
sion to receive JSuO reward for capturing a PrlSooer
in South America. *»-winm-
Edward Corey went to Police Headquarters yes
terday afternoon and made application for an all
night license for the Hay:r.arket. at Thirtieth^
and Slxth-av*. Commissioner Partridge inquired
what kind of a place the Hayraarket was. andthaa
said promptly that the place could r.ot hare an all
night license with his consent. The State Excise
Commissioner issues all night licenses, but the ap
plicant for such a license must have the r*coa
men.iatlon of the Commissioner of Police and of
the Mayor.
"Unrestricted Public Sale."
tw American
I Art Galleries
~~f Madison j-qnare Sonth*
Day and Evening;.
An Extraordinary
Ukiyoye Paintings
and Prints, Water Colors, Rare
Screens and Illustrated Books,
To be sold at absolute public sale,
On Tuesday and Wednesday next,
Jan. 7th and Bth, at 2:30 and 8
o'Clock P. M.,
By order of the Japanese Connoisseur,
B. Kobayashi,
To be sold at absolute public sale
on Thursday Evening, Jan. 9, begin
ning at 8 o'clock,
Mr. Edward Range's
American Paintings
Which include examples of
George In ness, Winslow Homer, Sargent,
Homer D. Martin, Eastman Johnson,
Church, De Forest Brush. Blakelock,
and other artist* of prominence.
THOMAS E. KIRBY, Auctioneer
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