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A NIGHT OF PUBLIC FEASTS. SHEPARD AT NIXON RECEPTION— COMMISSIONER WILLCOX SPEAKS FOR FREER CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. WILCOX FOR FREER LAW. FATS REFORM IS HAMPERED BY PRO TECTED TAMMANY MEN IN OFFICE. Charles K. Lexow and Park Commissioner Wllllrm n. Wlllcox were the guests of honor lapt night at a dinnc-r at the Maryborough given by about two hundred and twenty-five Republi cans, nearly all of whom are actively identified with the organisation in the XXIIi Assembly District. Lewis M. White •was chairman of the dinner rommittee. and presided. Brief speeches were made by Charles K. Lexow. the district leader; Commissioner Willcox, Lemuel E. Qulgg, Con gressman leader. Robert C. Morris, president of the Republican County Committee; Internal Kevenue Collector Treat. William H. Ten Eyck and Dock Commissioner Hawker. Mr. Lexow urged support of the Low admin istration. He Raid that It was ungenerous for Rood Republicans to criticise an administration that had been in office only five weeks. He ■aid the* every Republican ought to be willing to give the Mayor a chance, and that many things that teemed to be grievous Ills at this time would appear trivial In the light of subse quent events. Park Commissioner Willeox paid a tribute to the loyalty that Mr. Lennr had shown to the Republican cause in good years as well as bad. "A party that is false to Its fundamental pro fession*," eaid he, "will go down to defeat. I have been met with the statement that party promises count for nothing. Speaking for my •elf, I am unwilling to stand on any other platform than the Republican platform, a.nd the Republican party pledged ItseU to a non-parti tin administration of city affairs. On that plat form I must »t%nd, and I believe that the Re publicans of the XXIId District will stand with M*. I am pledged to develop The small park eye tern of the city, If I am enabled to raise one notch higher the efficiency of the park system so far as it concerns the wants of the people, I ■hall feel that my administration is not in vain" Commissioner Wlllcox then referred to the question of patronage, which he termed *the burning question brought home to Leader Lexow nineteen hours out of every twenty four." "If you will bear In mind," said the Commis sioner, "that we are administrative officers, it will clear the atmosphere and help us all to un derstand the situation. The Civil Service laws were passed by a Republican legislature and signed by a Republican Governor. The law says »o me: 'You can't remove a man except for in capacity or wrongdoing or for lack of work. After you r«move him, if you wish to appoint any one you must take him from the Civil Ser vice waiting MA.' The heads of departments at all times should have the power of removal. I would not tear down all the regulations of the Civil Service, but 1 do say the Civil Service laws should not be used by a gang of political pirates while the city Is In the charge of the generals of the reform administration. The city depart ments are honeycombed with Tammany men. placed there to a large extent in violation of the < "ivil Service laws. Something should be done by those who control the organic law of the State to help us clean the Augean stables. Un der the cloak of what I believe In general to be a fairly pood Civil Service law, our departments have become the resting place of the cohorts of those opposed to the principle for which we fought last November. Let us have a fair «-hanee. That is what we have not got under present conditions." Letters of regret were received from President ■Roosevelt and Governor Odell. APPLY SPEECH TO GUDEN. LOGAN REPUBLICAN CLUB'S GUESTS SO INTERPRET DR. FARRAR'S . TALK ON CHARACTER. Th» Rev. Dr. J. M. Fnrrar. pastor of the First t Reformed Church. Brooklyn, speaking at the an nual dinner and housewarming: of the Logan Re publican Club, Blxth-ave. and Garfleld Place, Brooklyn, last night, made a reference, without mentioning names, to the case of Sheriff Guden. now being heard by Governor Odell. Dr. Farrar was down on tht programme to spenk on "The Ethics of Politics, and Its Application to Repub licanism." He said that no man was Infallible, and that such distinguished men as Lincoln, Grant, McKlnley and Schley had mad« mistakes and er rors of Judgment in their lives. Continuing, he said: While men make mistakes and errors In Judgment . while doing their best, this nation will not forget ' r.or forgive any mistakes of character. When a man mho has been appointed or elected to any office exhibit* a flaw or a defect in his character that man must go down regardless of the cost. We cannot afford as a Republican party, placed in the position In which we have been placed. I believe by l'rovidence. in control of the city, the State and the national government— that position, we can not afford to have any man represent us In any rapacity who has a flaw In his character. The iirinclples which I have already enunciated are. bearing fruit. We find to-day that where a man If suspected that suspicion is investigated, and we »re glad that that Investigation is taken up by our own party. That is one of the hopeful signs of the times. So long as a man or -.it.;.- number of men are on trial we must suspend our Judgment. It Is not for us to say that any one Is guilty or innocent. The charges have passed out of our hands and they are in the hands of competent Judgeu. and we await I heir decision, and we believe that that decision will be In accordance with the facts We do not • are what Is a man's religion, but we do demand character. Cries of "Guden! Guden!" were heard all around Hie board. Dr. Farrar's speech was interrupted by cheers and crries of "That's right!" Thomas G. Edge, president of the club, was In the chair, and other speakers were W. A. Prender paet, who spoke on • McKinley, His Character and Works." Register Xeal. Congressman Brlstow and Richard H. LaimrwH-r. Lieutenant Governor Wood ruff was expected to be present and speak on the Guden case, but at the last moment sent his regrets. "Duffy's "Pure Matt XOhisKey The World § Famous Medicinal Whiskey. NO FUSEL OIL. Grip. Couzhs. Colds. Bronchitis. Asthma. Consumption. Catarrh, Malaria. Fevers. Chills and Dyspepsia, of whatever form, quickly cored by taking Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. A tablespoonful in a wineglaesful of water three times a day. Gentlemen: I have had nervous dyspepsia for over ten years. 1 v.as so weak I could hardly walk, and night after night could not sleep. I ■was discouraged, and I took my case in my own hands, saying nothing to any one. and began using Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. 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Bhepard, at a reception In honor of Lewis Nixon at the Democratic Club last night, threw some light on the circumstances leading up to his nomination for Mayor on the Tammany ticket last fall. Mr. Shepard said substantially that previous to his nomination Mr. Croker had assured him of his intention to i work a great many changes in the organization, reforming along the lines Mr. Shepard bad con tended for, and practically foreshadowed his own retirement, indicating that a leader of the type of Mr. Nixon would succeed him. The politicians who heard Mr. Bhepard'a speech were inclined to believe more than ever before that Nixon's elevation to leadership meant a wholesale reorganization, and the elimination of much In Tammany that has been censured. They believe that a strong effort will be made to retain Nixon at the head of the organization, to unite warring frictions, w;po out the men and methods that have made Tammany odious, and to unite this fall upon a candidate for Governor in the hope of winning, and paving the way for a municipal victory two years hence. Anther significant thing was a letter of re gret from ex-Senator Hill. That Mr. Hill should be invited to attend any gathering at the Demo cratic Club i? naturally the cause rf much com men*, owing to the bitter enmity existing 1 be tween him and Richard Croker. It was regarded si? substantial proof that Croker had eliminated himself and his factional feuds from the situa tion In city and State. There was a great crush at th? club. Repre sentative Democrats from all five- boroughs were present to congratulate Mr. Nixon. After the reception a buffet refreshment was served. Ed ward m. Bhepard was chosen to make the speech of the evening. Cord Meyer Introduced Mr. Bhepard, who was frequently Interrupted with hearty applause in the course of his speech. Mr. Sh< pard said: I nm grateful for your permission to share in this congratulatory welcome to our friend. Mr. Nixon. I shall iiot, however, so much congratulate him aa I shall others, for with fill your help the work which he baa assumed must be Jong and trying. It is the Democrats of your borough whom I con i gratulate. and hardly less tbe Democrat, belonging to districts which you consider rural, upon the In telligence and the zeal with which he has begun j his Important and far reaching labors. The Democrats of our State who are not members : or within the political limits of Tammany Hall are nevertheless of necessity genuinely concerned with political conditions within your borough of Man hattan. Its sreat population, the enormous ag gregation of Its wealth and the vast and multi farious national Interests which centre In it -all these make those conditions. whether In the Demo cratic or the Republican party, of far reaching consequence to the other b.;roughH of the city, of hardly less consequence to the rest of the State. and of really serious consequence to the country at large. What has been said— and, still more, what baa beer. done— ln Manhattan, has more than once de termined Democratic success or defeat in the State or nation. It is, therefore, no impertinence on the part of uh countrymen from Bttshwiek or Canarsie, from Albany or Buffalo, that we watch with criti cal anxiety what you do. rind fault when you seem to us to do ill. and praise when you seem to us to do well. It is a very open ret— it Is. indeed, not a secret at all- that the choice of Mr. Nixon to be the leader of Tammany Hall and of that very large majority of the Democrats of this borough who usually act In co-operation with it. Is only one step, as It is a very wise step, in a movement which began long before he was chosen to be leader and before the recent municipal campaign. Mr. Nixon's prede cessor In the leadership of Tammany Hall made clear in personal communications, not only with Democrats of Tammany Hall in year borough, but with Democrats of other boroughs and of other counties not in sympathy with Tammany Hall, that in his Judßment there must he changes and very decided amendments to meet Democratic sentiment. It is not. I think, Improper or a breach of confi dence. In view of his own public statement?, for in* to Fay that in the two conversations which I ha.; with Mr. Croker before th* recent election, this idea of the necessity of such a reformatory pro gramme in party Ideals and practices was dis cussed between us, and that such necessity was not co much conceded by him as it was spontaneously and even emphatically expressed by him. 1 do not mean that he did not insist that Democrat! con ditions m other boroughs and counties also needed to be Improved; but, sensibly enough, he was more Immediately concerned with his own borough. PLANNED BEFORE ELECTION. The course pursuer by him after the election was. as I understand, substantially what he had planned bf-fore it. It la no more than truth and justice that this should be stated. I do not doubt the Informa tion which comes to me that few things In his politi cal career have given him more satisfaction than his share In the selection of Mr. Nixon for the dis charge of the critical and Important duties new devolved upon him. As this Is the first political address I have made in Manhattan since that rather crowded evening of mine at the end of the m paign, when I addressed six great meetings in dif ferent parts of your borough, you will, I trust, forgive me the personal note when I say that, as a candidate of all the boroughs which make up the Greater New- York. I received the moat eealoua support, and that 1 received no support more zealous in any borough than that accorded me In Man hattan, or on the part of any man In Manhattan than en the part of the recent leader of Its regular Democratic organisation, and that, notwithstanding severe and lon* continued criticisms by myself upon the methods and Ideals of that organization. Since, however, he promoted last fall Important particulars of a definite reformatory programme— a programme continued in your and his choice of Mr. Nixon as leader, I have declined and I shall decline, while such programme Is In pood faith carried out, to Join in attacks made during th* Reason of defeat by those who never brought sym pathy or help to attempts to make things bett< r but who, while the Manhattan organization and Its late leader were in plain possession of power affected to be their friends— who were full of flat, tery and remained silent about what they volubly condemn now that, In darker poltlcal days they have at last fount! their voices. Those, at least who were not In the ranks of friend, or supporters during the fair weather of Immediate political power, do not feel called upon to Join with the fair weather friends*, who In reality are neither fair nor friends nor entitled to any political deference. THE CHOICE OF NIXON. I rejoice to know that Mr. Nixon has the sincere and vigorous support of thu present Democratic leaders of the districts of Manhattan nnd The Bronx. Ha has come to his leadership In a per fectly natural way. His Intelligence, his ability his party loyalty and his public spirit all were demonstrated and approved by the masses of the party long before he was Invited to assume this power. He holds It, and can hold it, us I under stand, only BO long as the Democratic voters of Manhattan shall. in th*ir primaries, choose to con tinue him In power, You know and I know that he has Bet before him. r.n a. practical future result not too ideal for realization, a party administra tion truly representative, public spirited and hon orable. There is surely nothing In his career to Invite doubt of his sincerity or his competence Every good Democrat, indeed every good' cit teen, ought to be in sympathy with the effort which he and you are now making to re-establish the Democracy of your borough In the confidence of its people and' with our like fforta In other boronehs. It is no more than decent that those who are still distrustful nnd cynical Ehould now wait before expressing their distrust or cynicism The attacks mad« by some who call themselves Demo crats upon Mr. Nixon's vigorous and promising beginning, sound to me very much Ilk. the attacks of men who mean that th*> Democratic party shall never, if they can help it. cither achieve or de serve power. They will. I believe, find no following In the masses of the Democratic party, who have already responded and will respond more and more heartily to every effort of Mr. Nixon or his asso ciates to truly represent their party and through such representation to promote the good govern ment of this city, of th« State and of the nation. For you must remember, that upon your and his success, aa I have already eaid. depend Inter ests far larß«r than any which are local to your own borough or even to our city. DEMOCRATIC OPPOSITION. I rejoice to know that it is Mr. Nixon's belief and the belief of the Democrats of this borough, as. I am sure, It is of my own borough, that the Demo cratic party should not stand mute upon the great qu»btlouß of principle which divide the Democratic and Republican parties. They make It of incalcu lable Importance to the country that the Democratic party should maintain a Srm, patriotic, Inexorable opposition to the disparagement of popular .elf government, and the promotion of special privileges to great interests which make up the present pro gramme of the Republican party. Democratic op position should be patriotic and high minded: but it should not ces.se to be opposition. If there ought to be no opposition then there ought to be no Democratic party. Those who concur in the general policy of president Roosevelt's administration and in lu«s various policies of the Republican party should go Into the Republican party. They should not call themselves Democrats In or!er that th<» Democratic party shall seem to the public a party of warring factions and of irreconcilable doctrines, a party without a definite, practical, courageous programme, upon which it invites, and may ex pect, the earnest support of all citizens who believe in that programme. Tou will. I hope, forgive me if I express an ear NEW-YORK DAILY "TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 9. VN& nest and special* wish that th. Democratic repre sentatives from this great metropolis and centre of American industry and power, your borough ana mine, and all the others shall, In Congress, be a strong, courageous, intelligent and enlightened cen tre of Democratic opposition, accepting neither of fices nor enervating favor* from thu Republican administration., but truly and steadfastly repre senting the honest. Incorruptible sentiment of the masses of the Democratic party. To this beneficent t-nd. amonar others. 1 b-lieve Mr. Nixon and his associates have dedicated and will dedicate their efforts. In so doing they will truly speak for the masses of the Democracy from whom they must derive their power and whose gratitude and sup port they will In that way secure. Again I congratulate you and the Democracy of your borough upon your choice of Mr. Nixon and ma acceptance of a leadership. Again I wish him the best and truest aucoees. What he has planned and will accomplish will, I trust and believe, be a tit politico 1 leadership, Inspiring confidence, inviting honor, and. for that reason, to be rewarded by ulti mate triumph. I shall not. I believe, be pre sumptuous if, In savin? thts>, I speak the sentiments of the other boroughs of the metropolis, and, I be lieve, of the loyal, undismayed Democracy of the country. •Mr. Nixon's reply was brief. He said in part: I am deeply grateful for this tribute, but I feel it is not so much a tribute to any one man as it is an Indl mtlon of the approaching flood tide of Dem ocratic enthusiasm, as Mr. Shepard has aatd. we art' a party of opposition. An academic minority Is In power, and we must make a vigorous and Vfiliont fl«ht. We must learn to subordinate per sonal feelings, forget personal disappointments and work for party pood. We must e-^f together, and If we do that Democratic success and continued Buccess is a certainty. Letters of regret were read from ex-Senator Hill. Admiral Dewey, John B. Stanchfleld. Will iam C. Whitney, Chief Judge Parker and others. After this there was a great deal of handshak ing, and the buffet was resorted to. Andrew Freed man. Cord Meyer, Robert B. Roosevelt, ex-Mayor Van Wyck. James Shevlin. Dr. Cosby and others helped Mr. Nixon receive. Nearly every Tammany district leader, leaders from the other boroughs and a great crush of tru rank and file of workers in Tammany marched past and shook Mr. Nixon's hand. JDDGE WERNER THEIR GUEST DINNER IX HIS HONOR BY THE SOCIETY OP THE GENESEE. Had it been put to a vote at the dose of the fourth annual dinner of the Society ot the Getteeee. held in the Aster banquet hall at the Waldorf- Astoria, last night, which wr.s the centre of the. uni verse, the valley of th.' 1 Generee, or Buffalo, It might have required a vote taken In the manner adopted by Job E. Hedges, the president of th,» society, m decide thai the former was. Mr. Hedges, aftsi declaring elected the slat? of officer a prepared by the nominating committee, without taking the trouble to put it to a vote. In his witty fashion proceeded to describe the valley in which beater Beetles in sack « way as to leave the Impression that It might have been the Garden of Eden and the source of all that has given any re nown to New- York State. Had Mr. Hedges omitted to call upon the repre sentatives of Buffalo to speak this assumption might have passed undisputed Judge Halght as serted that Instead of being the source of anything •he valley of the (Jenessee imported everything worth anything within Its confines, and declared that Judge W. E. Werner, the guest of honor, was. Imported from Buffalo, ns he was born there. Then Jndge Hatch declared that the history of the state began at the source of Niagara, and that the people who claimed so much for the valley of the flenaaae. bad stolen the valley from the only real owners. the Indian., who lived "before the steel industry was discovered and the president visited rulers on the other tide of the water." Mr. Hedges'a spicy Introductions added piquancy to this good natured raillery and for an hour and a half the two hundred and more diner* laughed until their sides ached. Judge Werner was the shiest Of honor, the society taking this opportunity to chow Its appreciation of his designation to the Court of Appeals. la the course of th* evening he was made an honorary member of the society. Th. Judiciary of the State was prominently rep resented. Letters of regret were received from President Roosevelt, Governor Odell, Chief Justice Fuller. Wheeler H. Prckhatn, Chief judge Parker and Mayor Low. President Roosevelt wrote: I am extremely sorry not to be able to attend the dinner to be given by the Society Of the Getiese* on Saturday evening, February 8. 13"?. In honor of Judge William E. Werner, whom I warmly esteem J'idg* Werner hardly needs any assurance of my cordial personal regard or of my hlgli opinion r>f his ability, but I wish you would on this occasion present him with my hearties! congratulations. Governor OdelPa tribute was as follow*: T desire to tike this opportunity to say to the mem of the So letj of the Genesee that none of them 'an accord to Judge William E. Werner greater honor and greater respect than I. When a man has accomplished ■»■ much in a lifetime aa Judge Werner baa already during 'lls career, when he has by the force of pure merit and native ability worked bis way up the round, of th** ladder of his profession until he has reaahed the very top, then that man should command the admiration of nil who know him. The speakers, wh.« Included Judge Alfred Halght, Justice !•:. \V. Hatch. Louis Wiley and Adolph J Kodenberk, Mayor of Rochester, ill paid a tribute to the fltnesa Of Judge Werner for the honor Which had come to him. At the guests' table were Job E. Hedges, the re tiring president, who presided; Judge Werner, who spt on Mr. Hedges'a right: Justice B, \v. Rateh. whose seat was at Mr. Hedges'a left, Beth Bpragnc Terry, the newly elected president; Judge Alfred Halght. John E. Parsons, Rossi ter Johnson, ex- Judge William Rumsey, George Raines, Juatiea Al fred Bteekler, Justice James Fitzgerald, Justice. Wiliiam w Goodrich, Justice Morgan J O'Brien, Loula Wiley, Chestei B. Lord Justice Charles H. Truax, Justice Leonard A Olegerich, Mayor Roclen beek of Rochester. Dr J<>lm B Calvert, J. H. Can- Held ;i; i jiil Ashbel P. Fitch. Among others present wen ex-Judge William S Cohen, George w Al dridee. Frank H l'latt George 11. Daniels, m. c. Lewis, ex-Controller Coler, Hamilton Odell, Ch.rlea ;•". Brown, Justice Edward Patterson, Waldo <; Morse, Willis B, Paine and Paul A RochejKer, v descendant of the founder of the cltj The officers elected wire aa follows: President, Beth B. Terry; Ur»t vice-president. Dr A H. Doty; Htcond vice-president, I»r. W. \V. Walker: secre tary Josepb Wamsley; trtatjurer. E. 8. Marvin: historian, Dr. John B. Calvert, and chaplain, the Rev W, C RelUy; board of governors, Rosaiter John«»n, Louis Wiley, jnb B. Hedges. Marvin W. Wynne, William Rumsey, JohQ 1!. van Ever* and Dr. sJ.trnuol M. Brickn< r. FIVE COLLEGE HEADS SPEAK. IRES OF TIIF CITY OOLLEOB DISCUSSED AT ALUMNI DINNER. Five college presidents met and talked to five hundred graduates of the College of the City of New-York la t night at the Hotel Savoy. They were Dr. Ira Remsen. president of the Johns Hop kins University; Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, presi dent of Columbia University: Dr. Henry M. Mac- Cracken, chancellor of the New-York University; General Alexander S. Webb, president of the Col lege of the City of New-^ork. and Dr. Thomas Hunter, president of the Normal College. The keynote of the annual dinner of the asso ciate alumni last night was the need which New- York lias for the city college. Each or the speak ers dwell sympathetically on the past of the insti tution, and spoke with enthusiasm on the future •■hid: It was destined to occupy. The shortening of undergraduate life was another subject which was fully discussed. It was generally agreed that a student should at twenty-four or twenty-five years i ... sufficiently trained to leave bis alma mater, and that collegiate education after that are should be given more particularly to men who wished to enter Into protracted original research. Ferdinand Schack, of the class of '74. ana presi dent of the alumni, presided. He introduced as first speaker Dr. Kemaen, president of Johns Hop kins University, who said in part: There is current an impression which is mart general than you may suppose. It Is that Johns Hopkins Is a wealthy institution. I wish to cay that we are sot Messed with a surfeit of this world's goods While T. as president, cannot give fI.OGC.OOO to the university which I represent, I hope that some one else will. The present administra tion is successfully solving the problems which it has met. We hope for the day when the great Maryland seat of original research and higher learning will be substantially equipped with all the modern facilities for properly educating Ita students. But, remember, wo bid In need of funds. President Butler of Columbia University was greeted with much waving of napkins and hearty cheers. He quickly dissipated any misapprehen sion that might nave been present in the minds of his listeners that Columbia University was not In perfect sympathy and accord with tho City Col lege. He did this by saying, in part: I believe in the position and future of the City College. The future of democracy depends upon the opportunities which are offered to every boy in our land. I want the children In our cltv to receive full value for every cent we taxpayers 'give toward their education. When the City College sets its new buildlnj-your president 'ha. told ■ you that your trustees have derided upon the sp!en.3id site between One-hundred-nnd-thirty elghth-st.. One-hundred-and-fortleth-st.. Jtf-* l^®: laa Terrace and Arnsterdam-ave.-you will b e am« to demonstrate more fully to other cities what ; a really complete system of public schools may 1 do for a municipality. You should preach the gos i pel of savins the children"* time. The normal boy . should be able to get hl« Bachelor of Arts, degree I when he is twenty or twenty-one years old. Tf a i boy cannot attain thH honor at tills age. tn.re la i time being wasted somewhere. Every *axr«>«T In the city wishes your college the moat complete j and unqualified success. Chancellor MacCracken referred to the strides New-York was making In completing her system of j common school education. He thought that Mr. ' Carnegie's foundation of a great Institution at ! Washington would place America in the foremost rank as a producer of original thinkers, specialists j .rained to original scientific research. President Webb, the next speaker, said that the ! proposals to shorten college courses should be most I carefully considered. He did not see any reason why the young men of to-day should be expected to accomplish more than those of the past. '•sear 9 Strati.-- in the course of his address, saw i that in his opinion th*> peril of the twentieth cen | tury was not a clash between nations, but i clash j within nations. He touched upon the recent con ference between capital and tabor, held hi this i city. The disproportion between capital and labor need rot be feared, Mr. Straus said, as long as the , 'avenues to equality of opportunity were kept open. j The greatest u( these avenues, ho said, was free ' education. Edward M. Shepard, of the class of *•*, who la a i trustee of the College < f the City of New- York, told i of the work of ih« board of trustees. He ea!d ha ! believed college courses were too long. The young j men who spent five yeans In college, and then three i years In training for their professions, he said. ) found themselves nearly thirty years of age before ; they were ready to enter on their serious '!!> work. ! T. it was often too late, he said. He believed that j a man should be ready to enter actively Into his ! professional work at twenty-five. The. matter of I shortening the course In the College of the City of ■, New-York, he said, would in due time be considered i by the board of trustees of the college. Mr. Shep« ; ard spoke pleasantly or his former opponent, Mayor I Low. I "You asked me to talk as a lawyer, which pro i feasion, you say, dominates our politics. I should • say that college presidents were more successful," h« declared. Other speakers were J. Haropden Dougherty, of the eliiES of "71: Lewis Pay.* Burehard. class of 77, and Julius M. Mayer, class of '81. Through the courtesy of Maurice Grau, of the class of '67. E. da March! and A. Seo;ti. who are singing at the Met ropolitan Optra House, tans at the dinner. CLUBHOUSE FOR M. I. T. MEN. PLAN. DISCUSSED AT DINNER OF THE ALUMNI. LTKELV TO BE CARRIED OUT. About one hundred alumni of the Massachusetts 1 Institute of Technology, members of the M. I. T. , Society of New- York, dined last night at the Un!« i varsity Club, and tasked over plans for a club ! house in this city. Then is at present no M. I. T. I clubhouse anywhere la the country, except In Boa- I ton. but the New-York graduates number two I hundred or mere, and l>e! that one can be support i ed here, it will probably lie in the neighborhood of j Thlrty-fourtb-st. and Klfth.-a.ve., ana it is said ■ that the generoeity of one graduate makes It i>rac tlc&lly assured, Jt will have rooms for men to live In, and will be made the centre of technol ogy life in the city. '■'. D. Pollock presided at the dinner, and thai guest of the evening was Professor R. H. Richards, of the Technology faculty. Among those present were Henry M. Howe, t:, now professor at Co lumbia; George A. Freeman, '77; Arnold W. Hrun ner "7?; Alexander R. M.Kirn "M and Frank A. PlckerneU '*6. STRUCK BROTHER WITH SPIKE. MAN HELD FOR GRAND JURY CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER. Fre?port. Long Island. Feb. B— John C Rhodes was taken to the county Jail to-day, charged with trying to kill his brother. B. Frank Rhodes, a mall carrier, yesterday afternoon with a railroad spike. The trouble was started by nn attempt of Frank to enter the home. in Main st.. to make an Inventory of his father's prop erty. He is administrator of the estate, and the home is occupi l by hi.-< brother John. ■ When Frank told what he wanted, his brother, who '« si. id to have been under the influence Of liquor, warned him away. Frank made a rush for his brother, saying that he would get In at all haaards. Then th.> brothers clinched, and In the struggle John struck Frank In the face with a railroad t»pike. A wound several Inches long "■i« Inflict**!, in which half a dozen atifhes w«r« necessary. John was held for the grand Jury. A EW-TORK 'EXTRA! WILL COMPLY. TO ADOPT RAILROAD COMMISSION I RECOM MENDATIONS AS FAR AND AS BOON AS POSSIBLE. It was announrM nt tho office of W. 11. Franklin. terminal tr.an lg-'r of th« New-York Central, jre»t«r day, that th« company Intended te carry out as fun) a.i p©«nii'i* mil as noon as possible the rec«m mendatl ins of the State Railroad Commissioners. None of the officers of the Central would discuss tb. report of the State Railroad Commission, which severely criticises the management of the railroad In reporting on the evldei « taken at the in\ •..■•iigntlim Into the recent accident In the Park ave. tunnel. President Newman sent out word by his secretary that he had nothing to say, and •« Ilka reply eras received from each of the other department officers. W. C. Brown, tl.e new g< n< ral m inaar< t ".van not at bis office. TO COXBIDBR COMMISSIONS REPORT. WEBTCHESTKR BOARDS OF TRADK wm. HOIjO M \SS MBSTINa ON FRir>.\Y. Isa meetini ot nil the )H'.ir'is of trade bi ■Tesl ester ■<> Is to be h.-ld in thr Mount Vernon Opera Mouee Best Friday JiiKht t,> consider tiii report ol the State Railroad Conunisstooera on UM N.'W-V'iik «'"ntrnl tiinnei tli.-asiti»r The Meeting will be under the ;■ lapices of t!ie Mount Vernon Board ol Trade, of wblcb Joseph 8. Wood la presi dent Mr. Wood said yesterdaj ti-.nt the plans for uinnel Improvement which wore to b<» su'.>mitt»->l \<< in.- Railroad Commissioners .>n Wedtw.day by the Central would be discussed ir then.- plans were found to be practicable they would be Indorsed; if net the meeting would demand th.v* the i minis sloners rejeel them and compel the company to Install «■!>•■ Hi- traction in ibe tunnel >.> soon a.« possible. Petitiona t" the commltteea on railroads of the legislature a.^kiii^ those bodies t.. repori favorably only such an acl aa shall prohibit anj railroad from using st.'.mi power In any tunnel In Manhattan after Maj 1. i*M, are beln | in Mount Vernon. Beveral thousand citlxeiiK h.i\»- signed th<» petitiona. They will be forwarded to Albany at once SUITS NOT BEGUN AGAINST CENTRAL. The report that suits for dama^rs arlslnß out of the Central tunnel illsaalsr have, been begun In Wiytc Plains :i«.tinst the N.-w-York Central is a mistake. No r.-ip«rs have been filed, though it Is understood that a number of parsons arc preparln to brint; suits there. TWO SMITHS IX TROIRLE. BOTH CHARGED WITT! SWINDLING. ONE A BANKER AND THE OTHER MINISTERS. Detective Sergeants McConville at.d Savage ar rested yesterday at Forty second at and Broad way U. O. Smith, who is charged with obtaining 188 from Celian Bpltaer, of Spltzer & Co., bankers at No. 2«» Nassau-st. According to McConvllle, Smith represented that ha was C. A. Dana, and that be was connected with the Ape Publishing Company, of No. 220 Broadway, who. he said, were getting out a biographical work of prominent men In finance. He Is alleged to have produced con tracts purporting to be signed by Russell Bags, J. Pierpont Morgan, William C. Whitney and others, nnd mainly on the strength of the alleged contracts Mr. Spltser agreed to subscribe to the work, and gave Smith i cheek for 133). For this sum Smith is said to have written out a receipt, which ho i.ii.i on the paiiers which be was exhibiting to Mr. Spltzer \\ hen he went away Mr. spitze-.- could not find the receipt, and suspected thai Smith had taken it With him He called up Mr. Sage by telephone Mr. Sage xald that lie had never e«en the man and had not subscribed to any such work. Mr. Spltzer then communicated the facts to the Detective Bu reau. McCciiivlile says that Smith ha« been in trouble In Detroit on the same charge. He eaid Smith had been connected with the Bin* Pencil Club The prisoner was held In O.OuO ball for examination on Tuesday morning. In Torkrtlle police court yesterday a man who gave the- name of Irving B. Smith was he'd In tSOO bail for, examination on Monday on a char*« of swindling brought against hi:« by thu Rev Dr D Parker Morran. Of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, and the Rev. Dr. David H. Greer of St Bartholomew's Church. Smith is accused of ob taining money from the two clergymen to pay rent for the Blue Pencil Club. ' * rent A VALUABLE BOOK FOR ADVERTISERS. T. B. Browne's newspaper advertising agency sends out from London the "Advertisers' A B C" for 1902. It Is a handsomely printed and bound volume, and contains 1,0*7 pages. . Among the feat ures are classified lists of all the English and Con tinental publications, as well as those. In th« colonies, the United States. China. Japan. ct'- For large advertisers the book is of great value. *> Cotton ° Wash Fabrics. Pla ; and Embroidered Panama Suitings, Pongee Tissues, Figured Swisses, Embroidered Batistes, Mulls, and Nainsooks, Printed Irish Dimities, Linen Lawns, and Mulls, French Piqaes, Croquet Chicks. David and John Anderson's Ginghams and Cheviots. Silk Ginghams. Shoa^waxi <Xj> \QwSt%e&L J s i Infants 9 Dresses. We call Mothers' attention to the especially desirable character of these offerings—they represent money-saving values impossible to home- production, and again illustrate how thoroughly the most complete " Children's Store ' serves the public. Short Dresses of nainsook, 50c, 6gc. f 75c, 95c, $1.19, $1.38* $*-45> $1-85* t, 2 and 3 years. Long Slips of nainsook, 30c, 40c, 67c, 75c, 85c, $i.io, $1.25, $1.39 60-62 West 23d Street. FTFF MIKES Ut.YV HOMELESS. WINT> SPREADS PATERSON BLAZE-TEN ANTS DRIVEN' OUT m NIGHTCLOTHES. Paterson. X. J , Feb. 0 (Special).— Fire broke out In th*» car sheds of the trolley company in Broadway early this morning. It spread rapidly and the high winds carried clouds of sparks over several blocks. The spire of the First Bap tlut Church and the roof of the police station, three blocks away, were soon In flames. Several houses adjoining the car stables were burned. The people were driven from their homes in their nightcloth»s. The damage was ?r>o,ooo. MRS. SOFFFL IS lUrFOVrXCr. HER HUSBAND RETAINS COUNSEL FOR HER DEFENCE, BUT WILL NOT SEE HER. Plttsburg. Feb. -Mrs. Soffel. who aided in th.» escape of the Riddles and was shot during the battle which resulted In their recapture and death, shows considerable improvement in her condition to-day. She is suffering more from mental distress than from her wound, and it may be a week or more before she can be re moved from the Butler Hospital to the Plttsburg Jail. Her husband. ex-Warden Soffel. has retained counsel for her defence, but says he does not want to «->• her or have any communication vlth her. Mrs. SonVl is receiving letters from all over the country. Most of them contain tracts and advice of a religious nature. When she opens a letter and discovers that it is one of this character she turns it over to some of the nurse* without reading. Many letters are from attorneys, proffering their services in her defence free. MAYOR J,O\\ REVIEWS THK 2JD. COLONEL BARNES ENTERTAINS HIM BE FORE THE EXHIBITION. AND LIEUTEN ANT COLONEL BRADY AFTERWARD. Mayor Low reviewed the -"'i Regiment last even ing at its armory, at Bedford and Atlantic ayes., Brooklyn. The Mayor was accompanied by m.m bers of* his cabinet. Controller Grout and Bishop Burgtesn, of tho MnM of Long Island. Promptly at 8 o'clock the regiment was formed and equalized in twelve companies of sixteen riles ouch. The re view was followed by an exhibition drill. Both were under th«" command of Colonel Alfred C. Barnes, commanding the regiment. The evening parade, which followed, was undvr the command of Lieutenant Colonel Brady Three of the* members of the Mayor's cabinet present were formerly members of the regiment. Controller Grout, who Immediately followed the Mayor In the review, was a member of the regi ment for »lx years. Colonel Willis L. Ogden and Police Commissioner Partridge, who. in turn, fol lowed Controller Grout, have been officers in the regiment, and for ■ long time Colonel Partridge was In command of it. Bishop Burgess accom panied the reviewing officers around the troops. Other members of the Mayor's cabinet present were Street Cleaning Commissioner Woodbury and Fire Commissioner Sturgls. Before the review Colonel Barnes entertained his quests at Ma home. No. iv Pierrepont-st., Brook lyn. After the review and parade Mayor Low held an Informal reception In the officer.' room for the officers and their wives, and then went to the Union League Club. There Lieutenant colonel Brady was »he host. MIST HEAT THEIR CAR*. A MASSACHUSETTS STREET RAILWAY FINED lOR NOT MAKING PAS SENGERS COMFORTABLE. Stoughton. Mass.. Feb. S.— For the first time e4nee the law was passed requiring street railway com panies In Massachusetts to heat their cars, a court tried a case of alleged violation of the statute The defendant, th. Old Colony Street Railway Com pany, was found guilt- on veu complaints. a fine of £5 was imposed in each case. The com pany appealed. ,/. A. STEWART HAS NOT RESIGyZD. REPORT THAT LYMAN J. GAGE IS TO SUCCEED HIM AS HEAD OF THE UNITED. STATES TRV3T COMPACT DENIED. A report was circulated In Wall Street yesterday that Lyman J. Gage. ex-Secretary of the United States Treasury, had been elected to succeed John A. Stewart as president of the United State. Trust Company. Athough no authentic statement had been made that Mr. Stewart had resigned the story obtained considerable credence. Mr. Stewart broke his arm a few days ago, and is still confined to his home. H. I. Thornell. secretary of the company, told a Tribune reporter, however, last evening, that the story was unfounded "Nothing of the sort has happened," said Mr Tb<>rnell. Ex-Secretary Gage, who Is now at Lakewood. said I \l\? lJjm BA *% REMOVAL SALE A pre. t opportunity occurs to purchase j Piano at an UNL'UALLY LOW PRICE, CASH OR IN, STAL.MENTS. Your choice d NEW GRANDS ana UPRIGHTS. LATEST STYLES. ALL WOODS. Also new Pianoi m ODD STYLES, SLIGHTLY USED, SECOND HAND, and Pianos of ether makes taken in exchange as perl payment on tales of New FISCHER PIANOS 33 UNION SQUARE-WEST. # Between 18tt» and 17th Stnmta. An early call means a better choice. "Ancestral Furniture" in all the beauty of its simplicity and refinement, rinds great expression in our reproductions ot" these im old pieces. The Highboy of stately memory, the Tall Clock and High Post Bed. are of great worth, perfect feeling and old association. GRAND RAPIDS FURNITURE COHPANY, (jhMßiyajgfJ 34th street. West. Nos. 155-137. '" Minute lrom B;ou.lway." World Famous Mariani lonic The medical profession as welt as all who have used Yin Mari ani pronounce it unequalled. All Pnig?iJ«ts. Refuse Substitute*. ;brentano*s BOOKS I AT A T R - " I V E > r '— — — —r^ I NOW AT 5-769 UNION SCUARE j I I4TH AN S T^5TH NSTRt£TSN STRt£TS J EYESIGHT AND HEARING Circulars on application. recently that he would make no innou^ v re garding- his future business connections until his return to thU city n«t wi«k. , . • rr .\ * Mr. Stewart has been president of thy I— £ States Trust Company for many years. M is now eighty years old. . TBREf TICKET SPECULATORS ARSESTSD. MANAGER OF MOT STAR THEATRE SATs "HEX ATTACKED HIM IN UIS LOBBY. rhrea ticket .peculator* mn »rr«t*a last^ajjftt in th* lobby of th. New Star TH*ure, On. ; h^ drtd-and-seventb-st, and Wxtoston-av .. b ll M man Fay and looked up in th. *+ Ow^ dred-and-fourtn-et. mtion cnargid with *"™™ conduct and with violates a ,H|llllll IHJ j" nlnth-st. WiUlam **£-&s£&£ The complainant. William Keo?n. . w« haR . of th. theatre who lives at >o. 51 £-a 4. w"= <Tr*d-a.nd-seventta-st.. alleged >£" °VL t*?, *rt*> soiling tickets for th« Performance O rd.red t*«» of th. theatre- and that when h. oraw ,^ away they attacked him. The> *•»»« OT In the Harlem court to-day.