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THE REV. PR GEORGE
P. MAINS. (PhMocraph l>y Rockwooi.) the rev. PR daytd o. JX>tVN£T. NORTH. M. L CONFERENCES MEET RECORDS OF LAST TEAS. Debt Raising Has Been a Feature of Work in Districts. Thr«e srreat Methodist Episcopal conferences open their annual sessions this morning at 9 o'clock. The New- York Conference convenes tn „ the Hadison Avenue Methodist Church, Manhat tan; the New-York East Conference is held at "Waterbury. Conn, and th» Newark Conference meets In tiie Halsey Street Church. Newark. The Newark Conference occupies the northern hhll of New-Jersey and a small part of New- York State on the Hudson arid Staten Island. Tie New-York East Conference Includes the Borough of Brooklyn, with the whole of Long Island, the East Si£e of Manhattan, a part of the Bronx and the State of Connecticut, west of the Connecticut River. These conferences con tain some of the largest and wealthiest churches In the denomination, and many of the ministers ere famous for pulpit and executive ability. At the Newark Conference, Bifhop Joseph F. Berry presides. Ha Is well and favorably known In the region as a leader of the young people. er.fl ">rmer!y be teas editor of "T^ie Epworth Heraid." Th» Rev. Dr. W. U Hoagland is clos ing his fifth year as presiding elder of the New ark district, and has witnessed, during this year, gracious revivals ■with about 1,000 oon "wpretons. A new f-40.000 church has been dedicated at Arlington, and a new church at Orange is nearlng completion, costing $75,000. have been generous contributions also to ■rt—Vins The Rev. Dr. Daniel Halleran re ports ericouraglngly concerning the Elizabeth district, of which he has been presiding elder lor thre* years, with GOO additional members and other signs of progress In the churches. The presiding elder of Paterson district, the Rev. Dr. C a Ryman. gives the results of re vivals as several hundred additional proba tinriers, the building of a new church at Pater son. N. J . stor. J. A. Hensey, pastor, costing $40,000. and the payment of f9B^tOO for general benevolences. The Rev. Dr. C. M. Anderson. the r.ew prei-lfllr.g Msv of Jersey City district. Etates that Pi ttt has been paid for church indebtedness and improvements. A fine stone church is in process of oonstruction by the Eniory Society in Jersey City. There have been 1.100 conversions In the district. THE NETV-YORK CONFERENCE. §The New- York Conference will be In charge of Bishop John "W. Hamilton. He was founder of the People's Churrh In Boston, and for many years was correspondln«T secretary of the taasM Aid and Southern Education So ciety. The Rev. Dr. C. W. Millard. presiding *lfl*r of the New- York district, is the only elder *"no has served his full term of six years. His "••uiihip has been remarkably successful in **tt raising, and it is possible that ehould the BiEhop refuse to appoint the Rev. Dr. F J. Richer to the superlnter.dency of the Five Point* Miwion. to succeed the Rev. Dr. A. K. Sanford. o* will be sent there. There are not many im- Ponant changes of paetors in the district. The f'fj- <Jeorge Mac Donald probably will go to *"«■<!-•'•. Manhattan, and the Rev. Wallace «• Finch to OFClrJng. The new church at White J^ialns win soon be completed, and will be one «• most haridsorrve in th* denomination. The remont chuv b •-« planning for a large extension •• ■••ork and a n«w plant in the near future. -me cf the most remarkable revivals in the wur^ry was in January at Calvary Church. where the Rev. Dr r L. Goodell is . -fcE.or. Nearly four hundred converts were r« tm%l*+ *ot© the church at the close of the revival Apollmaris THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS." Bottled only at the Apollinaris Spring, Ncuenahr, Germany, and Only with its Own Natural Gas. BEWARE OF SUb^TITUTiOHS CLERGYMEX WHO ARE PROMINENT IN THE METHODIST CONFERENCES WHICH MEET TO-nAY. THE REV. DR. 3. 8. cHADvnnc. C L THE REV. DR. ANDERSON. THE REV. DR OOODILL. T«C REV. TJR. F. t. WILSON. THE F.EV. DR. "W. V meetings, which was the largest accession at any one service on record. The total member ■hip Is now 2.012. Considerable philanthropic ■work is done in this church on what Is known as the institutional plan, and which requires in the entire work an assistant pastor, two deacon a secretary and a matron for the dis pensary. The Newburg district, with the Rev. Dr. A. J. Palmer as presiding elder, has had a year of prosperity In church l»uilding and repairs and revivals. The severe winter hindered some of the churches in their work, but there. h;t£ been no retreat. The Kingston district covers much of the Catskill Mountain region, and the plans could not be completely executed for the winter season because of storms and cold. Nevertheless burdensome debts have been removed, and there have been much repairing on church property and large accessions to the membership through the efficient leadership of the presiding elder, the Rev. r>r. T. L. Wilson. It is thought by some that the Rev. Dr. F. J. Belcher is too valuable as a presiding eider to be taken from the charge of the Poughkeepsie district. In which some ne»v parsonages have been built and much church property repaired. There have been revival meetings in every church in the district with gratifying results. NEW-YORK EAST CONFERENCE. Bishop Warren is to preside at the New-York East Conference. Twenty-nine churches in the Brooklyn South District have provided for their mortgage indebtedness, amounting to $U7.">.<nm. Or: Monday, the paying of a debt of $4O.'M> on the Embury Church. Brooklyn, was observed, the Rev. B. M. Tipple, pastor, and Bishop War ren officiating. There have been a large increase of gifts to benevolences throughout the district, and many revivals. The Rev. Dr. J. S. Chad wick is closing a prosperous term of six years as presiding elder, and carries with him the universal esteem of the churches. In May, I!*> 4, the Rev. Dr. James Montgomery, presiding elder of the New-York district, died at his home in Stamford, f'onn., and was succeeded in office by the Rev. Dr. J. E. Adams, of Grace Church, Brooklyn, who will report several new churches in process of construction, and much activity and success in city missions In Manhattan. The Conference Evangelistic Commission, under the leadership of the Rev. Theodore S. Henderson, has held remarkable meetings in different parts of the conference, notably at South Norwalk and Hartford. The New-Haven district, in which the Rev. Dr. W. A Richard, as presiding elder, is closing his third year of service has been active in every enterprise Wesleyan University is within the bounds of this district, and has added more than $l««H»(t«» to its endowment, with the Rev. Dr. B. T. Raymond as Its president The Brook lyn nurch Society has made a fine record in assisting needy churches, with tne Rev. I >r. A. W. I'.yrt as superintendent and secretary. The Methodist Hospital will soon be fully equipped by the completion of all its building, through the efficient and enthusiastic labors of its general superintendent, the Rev. Dr. A. S. Kavanagh, ajid the generous gifts of its friends. METHODIST CAMPFIRE. War Veteran* Informally Open the yew-York Conference. The l<Wth session of the New-York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was opened In formally last night at the Madison Avenue Meth odist Episcopal Church by the eighteenth annual campflre of the conference's YV;.r Veterans' Asso ciation, the church being crowded with members of twenty-one Grand Army of the Republic posts. Th*- K*-v. Dr. B. I-- Allen, who presided, announced that n^ral Frederick I"). Grant, who was invited as the guest of honor, h:»d i>««n detailed on army business, and later <Jeneiai Grant sent a telegram, expressing regret at not bejng able to attend tht service. I»r Ail»:-, after telling •,'. the trials of th« Grand Army of the Republic veterans, t-ald: "There were over 350 <>f us vetenuM In the conference not many year> :if?o, but to-day there are only tw»-nty-two of US left, and we are ready to be Oi-lerized. There is a chloroform factory over in Jersey." ' The Rev. Dr. Walisjes MacMullwi, pastor of the NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5. 1905 THE REV. DR. GEOR3B E. REED. THK REV. W. A. RICHARD. C. M THE REV. DR. A. 8. KAVANAUGH. THK REV. DR TAMES M KIN<S "Photograph by Rorkwood t Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, who tollowed Dr. Allen, said: We hall you a." the defenders of humanity. We salute you as the preservers of national honor. The Civil War has passed onward, but warfare re mains, and with it traitors whose names shall blot the pages of our country's history. The name of Benedict Arnold is not the only one that shall be handed down to future generations as that of a traitor. With Arnold'! name shall go the namea of tin- Tweed* and the Crokers and others of similar breed, who regard the government as a machine, to be worked night and day for personal ends. Bishop J. B. Hamilton said he agreed with Gen eral Sherman -when he said: "War is Hell." The speaker mid of his experiences as a soldier in the .Civil War, and referred to President Roosevelt as a fine type of citizen and Christian. He expressed a decided opinion about the dining of Booker T. Washington by the President at the White House, and declared the ration had administered a just rebuke to those who criticised Mr. Roosevelt for giving that dinner. "A dinner," the bishop said, "will never again be an issue in m. political cam paign." /. M. M. CO. AFTER PIERS. Makes Second Offer for Xew North River Structures. The International Mercantile Marine Company, after the lapre of a year, renewed Its offer for the new piers in the Chelsea Improvement on the North R ver yesterday. The first offer was with drawn, the company holding that the change in commercial conditions made it impossible for it to lay out ' such a large sjm. The ! new piers, however, on account of their length and stability, are peculiarly desirable. The company offered to pay $71,350 a year for each •whole pier and $55.'>75 for each half pier, about the Earner as last year. The piers are the four and a half northerly piers and ihe bulkheads adjoining the Cunard Steam ship Company aid th^ two and a half southerly piers and bulkheads adjoining. The company wants a lease of ten years, with j>ower of two renewals of ten years each. Commissioner Featherson said he would give the offer full and careful consideration, "The com mercial interests of this city will be safeguarded by this department." he added. RALLY ROIXD HOHOKVS. Patriotic Citizens Resent Effort to Blot It Off the Map. "Oh. Hohokus! Who ever would have thought that a mere Krie railroad corporation would have the rye to try to blot you off the map? 1 Thus mused the New-Jersey wind, blowing in and out of th»' picturesque bjrwaya and hedges of this fair suburb. "Blot out s station so beautifully named: Perish the thought!" "We will not be blotted out!" declared the citi zens confidentially to the wind yesterday. The stopping of trains was due to a temporary injunction which th« Hohokus Civic Pride Associa tion had secured, and which it hopes to have made permanent. If the railroad wins the fight, how ever. n<> one doubts that the freight trains on the Erie will go through the late Hohokus at express speed and that tn< flyers will resemble cannon balls. Prior to this outrage Hohokus men were not proud of the name of their habitat. if one were asktd where be lived he w<;.uld like as not answer, "Out near Ridgewood." Ifplnned down to his ex act station he would say: "Well. Hokus is about the nearest utop ror me." taking particular care to drop the Brst syllable and make the name ordinary. This was because his fellow commuters were in clined to poke fun at his town. •Mnce the »r«>ul<le with the Eric has come up. how ever all shame or rather till timidity over th»- name nas disappeared- They fairly shoui Ho-ho-kus ><n every; possible occaaloln. They love their village. Iti nam« Is w»utiful to them, and it speaks as the music of the .-ea. They remember ti.at the Hohokus station was th« third station built on the line of the old Paterson and Ramapo Railroad. Tlie other two were Paterson and Passuic. ihe towns between vi- unheard of. and even haugtity Ridgewood was a wilderness. Thty ar<- scornful of L'ndercliff and Waldwlck. the two upstarts of seven or eln*Jt years' growth, at which stations the Erie company purposes to stop, instead of H.» "Tralns have been stopping at Hohokus for sixty yeats or more," bald Attorney Doremm yesterday, "and we do not believe that the railroad company has the right to stop them The new borough of orvll has just been Mtablished about the jmoiiokus Station, and fully 1.000 persons are Interested in hav ing it roaimatm-d. The company has been steadily divertin* trajfic to the little stations on elt her side by discriminating against Hohokus in the nutifr of trains. We nope tv have the injunction made permanent." ERIE'S NEW FREIGHT EQUIPMENT. Within the last few weeks car builders have de livered to th« Erie Railroad &82b of the 6.900 freight cars recently ordered for use on that road. The deliveries Include 1.072 hopper bottom cars. 1.500 box curb. 'Jla gondola* and ZSI refrigerator cars, all of which have now been out in ser\ic. . The cars are •aid to t*. of the latest design and are of steel connt ruction. These. with the 137 heavy freight locomotives now buiUiina* and in courre pr ueiiv ery, will aid materially in me handling ot the traX flc which is now pressing the company. BIBHOP J. W. HAMILTON. IX. IX Presiding at Kaw-Tork Oonfaranca. BISHOP HENRT W. WARREN. THE RET. PR TTTIJ.IAM F. ANDERS* >N. THB REV. DR. JOSEPH F. BERRT. THE REV. PR. JOHN' DODD. F. THE nEV DR. CHARTS?! S. WING. BALK AT AMENDMENTS. Organizations Say Water Board Bill Becomes Partisan. Mayor McClellan finds himself in a predicament on account of changes at Albany in his water board bill. The City Club, tne Merchants' Association, the Citizens Union, the Board of Fire Underwrit ers, the East Side Civic <.'lub and the People's Institute pent him a Joint letter yesterday, telling him that if the water bill Is so amended as to elim inate the non-partisan character they will with draw their support, as the hill will then simply add one more political bureau to the city government. The joint letter is signed by Horace E. Demlng. Her.ry R. Towne. Robert Van Iderstine. Henry Evans, Gregory Wemsteln and Charles Sprague Smith, representing the various civic bodies men tioned in the order named. The closing paragraphs of the letter say: No pledge of yours can bind your successor, and If the Commission on Additional Water Supply is to be merely the head of a city department, ap pointed and removed at any time at tht» pleasure of the Mayor, it can and probably will become a po litical machine The bill with the non-partisan pro vision eliminated simply adds one more city depart ment, whose personnel and policy may change with every change in the Mayor's office. Mayor McClellan say? in reply that he regrets that the action was taken by the various organ izations before peeing him. as he could have dis abused the minds of the writers of his having a/ted from possibly unworthy motives. "The objection as to the constitutionality of the method whereby the commissioners would bs selected did not come from nif or from any member of the present city admin istration." h»- declares. He added: I have clven assurances to every one who con ferred with me on the subject that in makin? the appointments to this commission 1 would proceed in the v.-ay in whi it was originally intended the commission should be appointed, thus establishing s precedent which would be controlling upon my self during my term and which. 1 believe, would be sn strong a tradition that no successor of mine could depart from the method pursued without doing violence to public sesttlment. SAYS COURSE IS RIGHT. 'Associate Superintendent Declares Tompkins's Criticism Unfounded. Andre* W. Eds'on. Associate City Superintendent of the 'irtni»!it of Education; replied yesterd iy to the second riticism by I/»she'J. Tompklns of the cours? of study in the elementary schools. Mr. Edson said Mr. Tompkins has bas-?'! his present critii of th< coui se "f study un a time allotment to sub jn-t? that has rot neon in force In ih« public school glnor Octebei 11. LBOI This revised time (irhtd •■■ff to ti*.e unasßlgned time some of the time allowed to drawing, sewing and constructive work. A not* attached to the schedule suggested that ttoe. cnasrigned time should be given in most caws to l-n^lisii iiii mathematics. ii order io *-t percent -;• - satisfactory to hnn t-elf Mr. Tornpklpa was obliged to denominate "non rssential" .i:l !l:e iirno riven t.> opening emercisea, where patriotism ,i! (i -in. r;il training arv empha ► !z*>d. physical inilnirg. k.vsiology and hygiene. «>rsan:ze<l Li.-.-, nature study and science, draw ing, seWinji constructive .'Pd ben-h work, cooking, singing, electives, study and unassigned time. Any course of luilj stripi**"^ <>f nil of these activities would be the _'iiii>; st'"k of tlie country. The new time schedule covers all school time from 9a. m. till 3 p. m. In compiling <n\ compara tive ■i.-!it. v- between the time allowed the so calleu rewentlals"' and the so-called "iv>n-es»-en tials." the time allowed for openins exercises— Beventy-fltre minutes-rand recesses — fifty minutes— in the firs: three ye.irs should b* deducted fmm th« 1.500 minutes making the number of minutes a week .ilktvd for school wr.rli, study nnd tatlon 1.37:. minutes in the flr«t foui y«ars and 1.425 min utes tn the but fou' years. Inasmuch as the btate iaw requires that physiology nnd hygiene «nd drawins l-e taught in nil public schools, t»ie«e studies for sny appreciable time, should nave it lonnt ffte.ii minutes a week n the former subject and slxt) minutes a week m the hitter subject, and must b»*tr.-*nted a.s "essentials." so called-. ALBERTSON IS AGAIN INSPECTOR. Bibliophile of Police Force to Ketire on In creased Annual Pension. Police Captata Charles 1.. Albertson, In charge of the Harbor Squad, wat reappolnted an Inspector »y Commissioner McAdoo yesterday. He will re tire to-day as an inspector, with an annual pen sion of J1.7&0. The Board of Police Surgeons has found him physically unfit for further police duty. Alhertaon Is known as the bibliophile of 'he de partment. He has one of the most valuable col lections of rare book" in the city o»T»« d by a pri vate collector. He became a policeman on Febru ary T. 1177. On Octotxr 20. ISD7, he received his captaincy, and on January 23. 190 X ij*ci>m« a a In spector. He was reduced to a capuUn again on December ZL 1304. TH» REV. DR. A. J. PALMER. THE REV. DTI. JAMES If. BCCKLET. THE REV. DR. J. R. DAY. THE REV. DR D LFK' 'N Engineer Badly Hurt by Explosion of Oil Gas. John McMahon. of No. 2.57 a Bth-ave.. an engineer employed bj the Interborough Rapid Transit Com pany, was severely, injured last night about the head and hands by the explosion of a boiler in the repair shops at 153th-st. and Hth-av*. McMahon. who was in rharst- of the engine room. was on top of the boiler, ■ repairing It. when an ♦-.*., .-.,.i!. vUUm.Q «»>' .... Kri.wOL ot crude oil sas with the air. occurred. He wa» thrown to the floor, where he was picked up unconscious. Though badly burned, he will recover. Three or four otht-r men were In the room, but were not injured. The engine, which was used to hoist coal. \?us pretty badly damaged. MRS. STANFORD'S NEPHEW ENGAGED. DlllSHSl Isllj X. V.. April 4.— The engagement of Welt-on Stanford, of this city, to Miss Bertha Sanford. of Washington, was announced to-day. Miss Saniord is a Methodist neld deaconess, who conducted <*■ series of evangelistic mertings here U:st v inter, when he met Mr. Stanford, who is prominent in church work, and is a nephew of the late Mrs. Jane Stanford, of San Francisco. SMITH'S LETTERS REACH JEROME. Fivi- pack mes of letters, supposedly containing the corresp ndence found in the pasMsatea WILUAiCT. KKLXjnr. Editor of "TIM Methodist IWvtew." THE REV. I>R. C. H MILLAKD REV PR A. B SAN FORD. HAI^ THE BLOWS FROM BOILER. The Best Letters of the Wear itaiian Letters of a Diplomat's Wife By MARY KING A companion volume to the "Letters of a Diplomat's Wife," filled delightful ohservation, anecdote and reminiscence. Illustrated. $2.50 net (postage 20 cents). CHARLES SCRIBNER S SONS. NEW YORK W&J.SLOANE Wiiole Carpets IWOW is the time to place orders for our specially designed Whole Carpets* so as to insure delivery in the early Autumn. These carpets are hand woven after colored designs prepared by our own artists to bar* monize with the decorations of the room. Some of the most desirable weaves ares French Aubusson and Savounerie, Scotch Chenille Ax minster, Berlin, India aad Turkey. Our long experience in weaving Whole Carpets gives positive assur ance of satisfactory results. BRQATWAY & 19 * h STREET THE RBT. DR. J. B. ADAK3. v THE REV DR. C. 8. P.YMA.N THE REV. DR. A. W BYPwT THE REV. DR. t>. T, RAYMOND. Morgan Smith and his wife, were delivered to Dis trict Attorney Jerome yesterday mornlnf. Froax thr site of the packages, there seemed to be at l^ast a hundred letters in the lot. Neither Sir. J<-mme nor Mr. Rand would say anything about thess- BOSSY' WAS HUNGRY. So She Quietly Blocked the Car Track Till Fed. Again the meek eyed cow caused trouble doem town. Thomas Robinson, of Greenville. X. J.: De tectives Gtennon and Riley. of the West 3ftth-st. station; Battalion Chief Howe, twenty motormen. as many conductors and two cowa entertained several hundred persons for the best part of an hour at 23<1-st. and Sth-ave. last nifht. Robinson had been fattening Bess, his black and white cow. and Mollie. his red and white cow, all winter. He and his hired man. Zeke Steb bins. started them sausageward yesterday. Trouble began as soon as they left th© ferry. By dint of pulling, coaxing, syearing and kicking, they got to Sth-ave. Then Bess balked and deliberately lay down on the car track*. Then it began to rain. Ca r after car railed «p and was No-'ked. A policeman with a uniform, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani mals warned all hand.* not to hurt the cow. Bat 1 "hief Howe declared the cow was simply weak and needed something to eat. Half a bale of hay was hrnught from a nearby engine hoiiso and Bess ate it ravenously. Then she quietly ff.»t up and *be show was over. SDDINGTON _3 THE REV DR J. F BELCHERS.