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VOV OI ~ LXV ...X° 21.334.
EISISERG BILLS TO MAYOR
FRANCHISE POWER GOES.
'jif^civhly Patties Measure* Affecting
Local Board of Aldermen.
ißt TEl.Cir.Aril TO THE TRIF.fNE.I
Albany, April IS. The programme to lose no
tiir.e in making I*v.t. of lm» three Elsberjr Mils
eirirr'toS the Nf-tv-York City Board of Aldermen
cf the much abused power of granting fran-
C hiscs w»« carried out to-day along the lino
jnckated in The Tribune two days ago. when
the measures passed the Senate. In spit* of
tie opposition of forty-three Democrats and
lhr< .p i>p«ibli«-ans. these measures passed the
Jtisexribly after the expected debate, and now
po to Mayor McClellan. The Mayor has fifteen
<« ? y$ in -\vhi<-h to consider them, and If he vetoes
them. a.= there is every probability cf his doing.
they will Immediately be r*passed and signed
hy the Governor.
Governor Higsins said this afternoon that he
fcad rP'Tived iio requests for a hearing, but that
rcm<* might come after the bills were really in
Ms hands. Three Brooklyn Democrats. Messrs.
Fulicr. Dale and Ka-vanaugh. voted with the
Majority for the bi'ls. while Messrs. Dowllng,
Francisco. O'Neill ;md Perry, of Kings, and
prentice, of New-York, all Republicans, joined
the Democrats in the negative. In explaining
kis vote. Mr. r*u!ler said:
1 am compelled to differ from the minority.
Tbe sectliaeat In favor of the bills is too strong
*nd too general io be manufactured, ar.d I feel
th3t I roust abide by it.
Mr. Dale said: "I See no reason for apologizing
Jot ißUppoftiag these bills. Charges have been
SjaJ? ag-inst the Board of Aldermen. Consid
ering what tlie Pennsylvania Railroad Is trying
to do and the great improvements that it Is seek
ing to make there is only one course to pursue.
Every member from New-York City who has
the Interest ct the city at heart must vote for
tb* bate.?
The Democratic attark was along the lines
laid down by Senator Orady when the bills went
through the Senate. Unable to find any new
iretanenti Minority Leader Palmer spoke as
follows:
Because the Board cf Aldermen refused to
rrant th<* franchise desired •;• the Pennsyl
vania Railroad without fafeguardtng the inter
ests of 'he city you come here to take away all
their power excepting the rower to ■form mar
riapf•?. Before these bills sped the Senate
raid representatives of th» Pennsylvania com
nitny. men of standing In ihe Republican party.
came to afk for tlipiti. Other m-»n. pretending
to represent organizations, but really In th«
Rn»,intexest indirectly, also urped their pas
eape. A. c soon as th^se bills had passed, another
till extending for five years the time for the
complete >:i of the SfewfTork Connecting Rail
ray, was passed 'by the Senate without provid-
Jpjr any compensation to the city. If these bills
er^ passed 'i franchise ran be granted after the
tun poe? down in New-York City and nobody
Till know it until after it his b«>en done.
Mr. Burnett, chairman of •ho Cities Com-
jnjttee. fletoided The bill?, saying:
Why are the people of New- York City In favor
of them? "We need look at the splendid
plans* for improvement which have been pro
f.f.f^d by the Pennsylvania. Railroad Company
br-.<*. at obstacles which have been thrown In
their way. Th« people of the city have been
amazed j^mt a few Interests, the character of
'\vhi<-h 1 shall noi. mention, have been able to
Jinder this work. I do not know that question
able methods Brere employed, but ] do know
Ifcat when fair and honest interests knocked at
the cocr of th* aMermaoiC chamber they were
met with hindrances', procrastination, misptate
m*r. - and picayune obstacles, until th». people
*n*e -nd said they would tol«>rat«s It no longer.
Mr. O'Neill, of Brooklyn, opposed the Trills on
the ground that tho>" gave Manhattan a pre
j>orider»TKe of power in franchise matters.- Mr.
Tompklns, a Tammany member, tried to have
the bi'ls amended V>y submitting 1 the Question,
"PaaJl the power of the Hoard of Aldermen be
curtailed?" to th» people at the next election.
His motion was lost rjy a. vote of f>2 to 3<».
In explaining; his vote against the bills, Mr.
Precdce raid:
I beil^ve lhat two things .'ire necessary to
rroteot the puMic rights In the granting of
frar.chl?frs— public consideration and discussion
cr.fl minority critidnn. The^e are had In the
Board rf Aldermen, hut they are not In th«
Board of I->timate and Apportionment.
In 'he Board of Aldermen there are public
hearings aril public discussions and minority
criticism. Thr-re also have been, and are now,
metnbf-rs of the board who are competent, fear-
Jtsg ztA honest. It may be necessary so to pafe
rsard the actions of •men that they will
tot be able to hoM up franchises la order to
Jorce hrihf*, ss they have done. Those safe
rear^ can r>» put In the charter in the sections
relating to granting of franchises, as they have
bta ia Factions relating to other matters, and
*ith thofe Fafejruards 1 believe that the power
to grant franchises should remain in the Board
tf A.; (Semen.
It is riar.gcrnus 1n the extreme to place in th*
fcanfls of seven <"i, who may act pe>-retly and
CjUickly, this power to grant most valuable street
railway franchises in this country. The present
Board of Estimate and Apportionment contains
nen of hiph character, but If the city should go
ttck to such, a board as It hud under Van
TVyck*R administration It would be exposed to
great lofs.
As foari as the. Mil paßjie'l. Mr. "vTllEnack. of
<3t:eens. introduced Controller Grout's bill to
*bo!Jfh the Board of Aldermen altogether, trans
ferring its functions •'• the Board of Estimate
*ci the Bureau of Licenses. It provides that
*it»r January 1. 3(*Xs. the members of the
Soarfl sf Aldermen shall act only in their capa
r^y ps members of the local improvement
fcoerfis. (■*« r.etr members of the Board of
Estimate are to be chosen at lar»re at salaries of
110.000. and the president of the Board of Alder
»ea Is to act na Vice-Mayor.
LAST OF CATHEDRAL.
Uncompleted Brooklyn Structure To
Be Torn Dozen Except Chapel.
The. uncompleted Cathedral of the Immacu
kte Conception, in Clermont-ave.. Brooklyn.
*Jiglna!!y deigned to be one of th« most lm
*<*tsg ecclesiastical structures in America, is
to be torn down Btone by stone, only the Lady
Chapfrl *o remain as a memento of the late
Bishop Loughlin's plans. The superstructure
•°* several of the stone walls have been de
caying for come months. The chapel will be
**>« parifh house for the residential part of
The Cathedral -was begun early in IKTS by the
kt« Bishop Lougrhlln. the first Bishop of
"*•■'••■ and was to have <ost an even million
* r Jllars. The cornerstone was laid with inemora
** ceremoi:i«>s and for several years the work
<* «rertlr.# the structure, went OH uninterrupt
•*•'*■ Th* funds for the completion of the
•trurture. however, r-anu- slimly and slowly, the
;■'"' m - . then only in Its infancy and bur
dened with the need of things more pressing
iU aj i an imposing cathedral. When the Lady
XX 0 ** 1-'1 -' T-as completed it became apparent that
v,'* remainder of the structure could not be
--H for tome years and work was temporarily,
J»"2 r** o " ftn aHy. •"UFp^nded. The four walls
l *n bfj-un to lift themselves from the founda
~ii «ni part of the superstructure of the north*
•*•: stCc was already visible for miles.
ANSWERING YOUR INQUIRY?
*!& the beet way to *o to Buffalo and Niagara
2» :- ly x\.h NVw forte C*^tral Why? Be
ir^* c'v-rc 'v-r its ..jx trmdea i here are IS trains a day.
Hillfu»' tkkf ts.-Advt.
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IHE # VENEZUBLAN FEDERAL COURT, BEFORE WHICH THE CELEBRATED ASPHALT CASE IS BEING TRIED.
I JuvensJ Amola; 2 Toioa. Marmol: S Tlllegas Pulido; 4 Enrique Tejera: B Carlos Leon; 6 J. Medina Torres; T Alejandro TTrbaneJa; 8 Ignado
Arnal; 9 E. Constantino Guerrero.
The composition of tho Venezuelan Federal
Court, shown in the picture above, before which
the case of the New-York and Bermudea As
phalt Company is pending, is as follows:
Ignacio Arnal, tha president, has been presi
dent of the. Senate and House of Representa
tives, president of a Stata and governor of a
Territory, a member of the Cabinet, counsel In
the settlement of boundary disputes with Colom
bia. Judge of the Venezuelan Federal Court sev
eral times and agent before the International
Mixed Commissions. He was also collector of
customs at La Guayra during the blockade.
Alejandro Urbaneja, the vice-president, has
been Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister of
Public Instruction, one of the vice-presidents of
the National College of Law, civil judge and
criminal judge in the Federal District. He is the
author of various books on Venezuelan juris
prudence and a w«JI known public writer. He
has b<»en prominent in politics as the national
leader of El Mocho's party.
E. Constantino Guerrero, the clerk of the
cnurt. has been clerk of the Supreme Court, vice
NOTABLE ALDERMANIC HOLD-UPS.
Pennsylvania Railroad franchise approved by the Rapid Transit Commission October
15, 1902. Held up by the aldermen for fourteen months.
Change of route in subway at Fort George. Authorized by the Rapid Transit Com
mission in 1902 and its passage urged by the commission from time to time. Held up by
the aldermen for ten months, with the result that the Fort George section of the subway
is not running yet.
Few- York and Port Chester Railroad franchise. Asked for by the company in De
cember, 1902. Its passage urged by thousands of people in The Bronx and by a spe
cial message from Mayor Low on October 28. 1903. Never passed.
New- York Connecting Railway franchise for the benefit of Brooklyn Manufacturers.
Approved by the Rapid Transit Commission and its approval urged in a special letter
to the aldermen last June. Hold up still going on.
INSTRUCT FOR JEROME.
C. U. CITY CONVENTION.
R. Fulton Cutting Criticizes Me-
Clellan and Oakley.
The ritiz'-ns t'nion. at its city convention at
rooper Vnion last night, resolved unanimously
that Its campaign committee must be prepared
to assure the convention that the renomlnatlon
for the District Attorney's office will be ten
dered to William Travers Jerome.
The resolution was presented by R. Fulton
Cutting, and led to speeches extolling Mr.
Jerome's administration by Mr. Cutting, Julius
Henry Cohen and others.
"Mr. Jerome has spoken harshly of us at
times," said Mr. Cutting, 'but this fact should
afford all the more satisfaction to men who
recognize the administration of an efficient and
Industrious official," a remark that was loudly
acclaimed.
A feature of the Jerome resolution was a cor
dial speech of commendation of the District
Attorney's administration by Frank Moss, who
has had several lively tilts with Mr. Jerome in
court concerning Chinese gambling In prais
ing Mr. Jerome's work Mr. Mosb said this was
a time to forget personal feelings— he might add.
personal injuries.
The id^a of municipal ownership was en
iksHSlsetlf llf appiauded on several occasions,
although all attempts to commit the convention
to adopt it forthwith as their platform were in
vnln, the niWtlon being referred to the plat
form eatnmtttM without debate. Frederic W.
Hinrichs was made permanent chairman of this
committee.
•The resolutions presented by Mr. Cutting and
adopted by the convention were in part as fol
lows;
CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ORDERS.
That the City Committee be constituted the
r-nntialsn committee of the Union, and that . . .
the convention hereby instructs its campaign com
mittee that :f it should confer with other bodies
mith ii view to securing agreement upon candidates
for Mai or Controller and president of the Board
«? Aldermen it should observe the following prln
°i\)lV« a " conditions governing the submission of
Its leport to the adjourned meeting of the con-
V *lt l is n not sufficient to bring about the election of
a trustworthy and • lent man as Mayor. The
Control of the Board of Kftimtte and Apportion
ment must be in like hands.
Alt nroposed candidates must be men of character
1P A H Venutation a* l * BUch at* can be trusted to select
subofdfneies for *p*clflc qualifications rather than
%£" commin CC V mu«t be prepared to assure the
invention that the renominatlon for the office or
niltrict Attorney for the County of New-York will
be tendered to William Trav^rs Jerome.
Mr . cutting declared that the Citizens' Union
Is convinced It could name a non-partisan
Continued «a sixth page.
president of the Court of Cassation, acting presi
dent of the House of Representatives, principal
of several educational institutes, founder of tha
College of Law In his native State and vice
president of the National College of Law, He is
professor of law in the National University. He.
has published several collections of verse.
Tomas Marmol. the chancellor, is a well known
orator and writer. He has been Minister of
Public Credit, president of the Court of Cassa
tion, deputy, secretary of the President of Venez
uela, director In various executive departments
and professor of law in the National University.
Juvenal Anzola. the. secretary, has held many
places in the State administrations, and he
has been president, of the Supreme Court of the
Federal District, Judge of the Court of First
Instance. Attorney General of the republic, and
a member of Congress. He is |. newspaper man
and a fluent public speaker.
O. T. Villegas Pulido was Acting President of
Venezuela In 1892. He has been a member of
the Cabinet, president of two States, president
of the Federal Court, and a member of. Con
CREW ADRIFT 163 DAYS.
DISMANTLED VESSEL IN.
Schooner with Half Mad. Stoning
Men Hit by 17 Hurricanes.
The three-masted British schooner Laconia.
which started for New-York from New-Bruns
wick with a cargo of lumber, I»S.*{ days ago.
reached port yesterday and anchored off Erie
Basin after an appalling experience.
The crew said that . they never . expected to
reach land again. The terrific winds and seas
that carried away their sails, cargo and provis
ions drove them out of their course continu
ally, and more than a dozen times the schooner
was on th» verge of sinking.
On December 17, forty-Fix days after leaving
Bottswoodville, X. 8.,' the combers flooded the
decks and poured Into the captain's cabin. The
chart was knocked from the rack, crumpled up
on the floor and soaked into a pulp, making It
impossible for Captain Troup to follow his
rAtira*; ''ith the exception of a few days the
kky wf. :.\inually clouded, and it was almost
impossible to take the sun.
Captain Troop saJ^d from Bott«\\or>dvllle un
der adverse circumstances. He was short two
men and was compelled to take r:.s mat* an
able seaman who did not understand naviga
tion. Before leaving New-Brunswick he wrote
his wife and children, who 1". c in Brooklyn,
that he would be home In tim.' to take Thanks
giving dinner with them, and w mid reach New-
York In two weeks. His wife did not hear from
him for \'J.\ days. Then f.hr received a cable
dispatch from Barbados, telling l.riefly of the
wreck, and saying that ncr husband was In a
hospital In Brjdgeton.
Captain Troop went immediately on his ar
rival to Brooklyn. Edward Jacobson. the boat
swain told the story of the long voyage. He
said:
We got Into trouble when we were three days
out of port, when we ran Into the first of seven
teen hurricanes. We were driven three times
around the compass. It was one of those re
volvlnjr etormp. and we had to head to It. I
thought that another such blow would sink us.
Little by little the calls weakened, and on De
cember 2 we hit a storm that knocked us out
altogether. It lasted for about twenty-six
hours, and we could do nothing but hang on for
our lives.
The gale carried away our main boom, gaff
fore staysail boom. mainsail, fore topmast, mis
sen topmast, gib boom and spanker boom. We
lost all our sails except the mainsail. On Jan
uary 17 I was at the wheel. I tied myself with
a rope to the deck, so that I would not be
washed overboard, as the sea was running high
A big comber leaped over the starboard quarter,
lifted me off my feet and hurled me in a tangle
around the spanker boom The men who hat
left the forecastle and were housed aft. rushed
. Oootlsucd en four**"*** «— • -
gress. He Is a prominent mining lawyer. One
of the books he has published. "The Foreigner—
His Admission— His Expulsion." is well known
In Venezuela.
Enrique Tejera is a well known tewyar. He
has been National Fiscal, civil Judge and
criminal Judge of the Court of First Instance,
chancellor of the Superior Court, professor in
the university. and Treasurer of Public
Instruction.
Carlos Leon is only thirty-six yeais old. but
is one of the best known lawyers in Venezuela.
He has been a Deputy in Congress, judge of the
Court of Cassation, and Treasurer of Public
Works. He is the author of several works on
constitutional and international questions. He
founded the clasa in sociology at the National
University, in which he is professor, and is the
author of a textbook. He has retire! from
the bench for the pres-er.t. owing to his previous
relations with tho asphalt company-
J. Medina Torres, the secretary o; Part I of
the Federal Court, has been a director In execu
tive departments. Judge of several national
courts. National Fiscal, and a Senator. He is
a well known newspaper writer.
ROJESTVENSKY READY.
OX LOOKOUT FOR TOGO.
i .
Russia Making No Attempt to
Evade the Coming Battl:.
St. Petersburg. April 13.— The news of the
northward movement of Admiral Rojestvensky's
squadron and his evident Intentio;: to accept
battle whenever Admiral Togo chooses to offer
it has for the present stilled all activities in the
direction of peace, and the i..rei Kn dispatches
relating to the voyage of the squadron are fol
lowed with the most intense Interest
The Admiralty volunteers no information re
garding Rojestvensky'a plans, whether his im
mediate destination Is, or is not. Cape Padaran
(on the east coast of Cochin China), hut in naval
circles the Impression prevails that the squadron
will continue northward to the Strait of For
mosa, where, if Admiral Togo dnes not elect to
pive battle or is defeated. Admiral Rojestvensky
may seize a temporary base in <^panes? terri
tory, and, if it la consider ■<". advisable, await
the arrival <>f Admlra: Nebogtt ff's division. It
Is rumored that tli- r • is a force of riflen en on
board the Russian transport.- which rould be
landed for the purpose of co-operating with the
marines in the same fashion that the United
States established a base nt Guantanamo, Cuba,
In 1898. Other naval mzp think that Vladi
vostok is the only base the Russian admrral has
in view.
There is an embargo oti news from Vladivos
tok concerning the Russian cruisers Rossia,
Grotnobol and Bogatyr, and it Is supposed,
tlioujrh the Admiralty does not confirm tht* sup
poslt(on. that the\ have put to sea to effect a
diversion and prevent mine layinp.
ConplderaMe irritation is manifested in naval
circles at the activity of British ships in Chinese
water*. whicl> are reported to be moving be
tween Hong Kong and Singapore. Their action
Is attributed to a desire to keep in touch with
the Russian BQOadron and report its move
ments to the world at larpe and to Oreat
Britain's ally ir. particular, as happened in
the case of the British armored cruiser Sutlej.
Which arrived at Singapore, Straits Settlements,
yesterday, and reported having rassei the Rus
sian second Pacific squadron at daylight. April
11, steaming north.
The Foreign Ofllee flatly contradicts the re
port that Paul Leaser, the Russian Minister at
Peking, ever asked China to cede to Russia a
port on the Chinese ( oast as a base for Admiral
Rojestvensky's squadron.
Singapore Aon! l.'l. The Russian flee? was In
latitude S degrees north, longitude 106 degrees
.V. minutes east at noon, April 11 The Penin
sular and <>rien;;l steamer Xubia. which has
arrived here, reports having passed no less than
forty-two vessels there They were steering
north-northeast at a speed of eight or ten knots
The position Of the Beet was then about thre»
hundred mile* northeastward of the Natuna
Islands, which lie between the Malay P»nlnsula
and the west coast of Borneo, and more than
two hundred miles southeast of Cape St.
Jacques. This coarse indicates that the fleet
was not going to Saigon. French Cochin China.
Paris, "April 13— Herr Bekel. who Is charged
with the duty of gathering together supplies
of coal for the Russian second Pacific squad
ron, has. according to a statement made to the
St. Petersburg correspondent of the "Matin."
< ontlnaed on third pagr.
ATLANTIC CITY PALM SUNDAY TOUR.
■April 15, via Pennsylvania Railroad, Rate, includ
ing two days' board. 110 or $11, a«.-«"rdin« to hotel
■•■•.Mad. Km ticket *e«>nts.— Advl.
PRESIDENT BREAKS CAMI'.
Party Killed Eighteen Wolves—
Starts for Colorado.
Frederick. Ok!a.. April M. -President Roose
velt ended his Oklahoma hunt and brake camp
this afternoon. He arrived at Frederick with
his party at »» \i<> •'deck. He war- met by <;ov
ernor Ferguson, of Oklahoma; Representative
Stephens, of Texas, and other men of
prominence and a crowd of citizens. The spe
cial train left Frederick at 8:15 o'clock over the
St. Louis and San Francisco Waßluad. arriving
at Vrrnon, Tex., at 9:10 o'clock, where it was
transferred to the Fort Worth and Denrei
and the Journey to Colorado was begun. The
same precautions for the safety of the Presi
dent's train on its return into Texas were take*
as on Its arrival. Track walkers were station.'.}
every mile and no trains were permitted te pass
over the road within two hours before the ar
rival of th«» special train. The men of the Sth
Cavalry, who had b^en guarding the borden
of the hunting grounds, returned to Fort Sill
to-night.
The eighteen wolves killed i>y the President's
party in the Bis; Pasture will be skinned and the
skins shipped t<> Washington to be dresstd aau
kept as mementos of the hunt.
Newcastle. Col., April 13.— There has been a
fresh snowfall in thl3 region, and the roads to
Camp Roosevelt are temporarily impassable. By
telephone, however, it is learned that the men
and animals in camp are suffering no hard
ships, and John Ooff <«ays that unless more snow-
Calls everything will be in good order when the
President arrives. There will be no dearth of
fame for Mr. Roosevelt. He will have all the
bears he wants, and he can choose his own
methods. He may chase with the dogs, beat
through the district with men. or personally
track and kill at close quarters. Four bears have
already been located. Trappers to-day were fol
lowing the tracks of half a dozen others,
by the time the Presidential party arrives the
lairs of fifteen or twenty bears probably will
be known.
Cowboys from all Western Colorado are com
ing into Newcastle to act as escort to the Presi
dent from Newcastle to a point south of this
place, which will mark the beginning- of the
territory from which the public wiy be excluded
while the President is there.
A CLOSED INCIDENT.
Secretary Toft to Tale No Further
Action on Venezuelan Dispute.
"Washington. April 13. — The Venezuelan case
Is a closed Incident, so far a 3 Secretary Taft.
who has charge of foreign relations in the ab
sence of Secretary Hay, 13 concerned, unless
President Roosevelt decides to take It up whilt*
lie is on his vacation. This is not thought prob
able. Another matter relating to Venezuela has
been sent to the President, upon which nothing
la saM at the department at present, and to
gether with this the reply of President Castro
to Minister Bowen's note was referred to htm.
"HOODOO FOLLOWS BOAT.
Connecticut Again Narrowly Saved
from Serious Injun/.
Watchfulness on the part of Naval Con
structor Baxter, which had already frustrated
two attempts to damage the battleship Con
necticut before she had left the launching ways.
last fall, prevented what might have been a
serious strain to the hull when the. big new
fighting craft was placed in dry dock No 3 at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard yesterday afternoon.
After the battleship had been floated into the
dock Mr. Baxter decided that it would b? wise
to send down a diver to examir • the hull before
the water was pumpe-i out of the dock. The
diver began at the bow, where everything was
found in go,>i condition. When he got to the
stern he found a heavy timber sticking to th->
rough plates and bolts on one side >>:" the keel.
It was a piece of the launching cradle, which
had been dragged oft when the boat waa
launched on September 29.
The job «if lowering a hear* boa* on the keel
blocks In a dry dock is a deli- ate matter, done
with mathematical accuracy from ptanj of the
hull, and had the Connecticut settled down on
this hea\; timber there is no question but that
pome of her plates would have buckled, and per
haps the entire hull would have been Strained.
The diver aemoved the timber without any
trouble and the ship was successfully lowered
in the dock.
Some months before the battleship was
launched it was discovered that one of the
rivet* la the hull had been drilled through and
the defect plugged up w.ith wax Only a few
days before the launching ■ large bolt was
found driven into th- ways about twenty feet
under water. Bad it not been discovered and
removed it might have ripped a hole in the hull
or caused the vessel to topple over. Since that
time the utmost vigilance has been exercised
agains'. the operation of enemies from both
within and without the craft.
FOR FLAT WHEELS, $50.
East Orange IV ants Pay for
Pounding Cars.
Orange. X. J. Arrll 13 iSpecial).— City Attorney
Jerome IV CSedney, of East Orange, has been in
structed to proceed to collect from the Public Ser
vice Corporation t"j> for each flat wheeled trolley
car opt rated in the city, ami special policeman have
been detailed to collect th" evidence on which to
base tho fine?.
For many months residents ntonn the ««tree-s
through which the trolley cars pass have had to
bear the noise rrr.de by the pounding of the heavy
cars with tint wheels The company has br»n asked
to remedy toe trouble, but there has been little if
any improvement. Many people nre putrt to have
been made sick by the nnis»v It I? even said plaster
has been shaken down in houses. .
JOSEPH JEFFERSON ILL.
Doctors Sent From St. Augustine to His Palm
Beach Home.
West Palm Beach, Ha.. April Joseph Jeffer
son. th» actor. is ill at hi* home here. He returned
a few days a?o from a fishing trip on Hoi* Sound,
slightly ill. His condition to-day was such thai it
wr.s thought advisable •■• call In another physician.
Dr. Worlejr. of St. Augustine, was sent for and
vt>St»d him to-.!.
It Is believed that Mr. Jefferson's condition is not
su h as would cause alarm, except for his as*.
THREE POUND BABY STOPS TRAIN.
Latter Held for Half an Hour While Incu
bator Lamp Was Secured.
Ibt Tr.ix.anAm to me TRIEVNE. 1
Muscattne. lowa. April 13.— A' three-pound baby
which was being taken to Chicago by Its father in
a baby Incubator, held up the Rock Island passenger
train here for half an hour last night.
The lamp which kept the incubator at the proper
temperature was accidentally broken, and when the
father explained that If the temperature of the in
cubator should fall the baby would aeon die order*
were Riven to hold the train here until another
alcohol lamp could be secured.* It took half an hour,
but the baby was saved.
A CONFESSION DINNER,
DEMOCRATIC CLVB SCENE.
Speaker Tells Jefferson Gathering
to Follow Roosevelt's Lead.
The union cf Democrats, whether in the Dem
ocratic or Republican organization, can, within
the next four years, under Roosevelt's courage
ous leadership. sh«ck:e -reed and cunning, erad
icate graft and fraud from the public service
and restore the simple ideals of the public—
Senator New<ands.
If we are to deal effectively with these various
issues, whether in opposition or in power, it will
be necessary to have a real party, with real fol
lowers, attached to real and recognized prin
ciples. It is not enough that it shall have a col
lection of fat|3.— B. Parker.
Office holding is not the only function of the
Democratic p-srty. Too much on that theory
and too much leadership baaed en that theory
are answerable for t*e position in which we find
ourselves to-day.— Mayor McClelian.
W5W 5 may * 3 we!! ma^» U P our minds n«>\v that
the day of the "bass " in Democratic politics is
at an end. John W. Kern, of Indian*.
We have let th* Republicans eho93? their
positions and issues, and have been content to
be a mere party of opposition.— J. J. WiMett. of
Alabama.
Confession may be good for the soul, but IT Is
not an aid to the digestive apparatus wrestlins
with a Jefferson Day dinner This was exem
plified at the Waldorf-Astoria last night, when
Democrats, under the auspices of the Democratic
Club, gathered to do honor to the birthday of the
great Democrat and hear speakers tetl how the
party had degenerated since his day.
From some points of ▼*■ the dinper was not
entirely a love feast. While there was plenty
of enthusiasm, and while predictions as to fut
ure victories were rot lacking, there was a gen
eral tendency on the part of th- speakers to tell
unpleasant truths, as the excerpts from their
speeches at the top of this column will show.
It isn't pleasant to he told in the language e4
the Bowery that you are "a dead one," yet that
was what J. J. Wilier, of Alabama; John W.
Kern, of Indiana, and Congressman Henry T.
Ralney told the Democrats, bis and little, who
had gathered round the festive board.
Neither is It conducive to the peace of rmnet
which should follow a good dinner and a good,
cigar to lei a "boss" that his days are numbered
if the party is to succeed. There were several
"bosses" of varying degrees of power whoso
shirr fronts emitted sharp cracks of pained sur
prise when Mr. Kern administered his short arm
jolt an^nt the waning of the sun el th» "boss's'*
day. It was hard to believe that th<* speakers
were in earnest when they unfolded a d izzlitt«r
array of Democratic faults and were able to
display only a few dull virtues. Th^re were
complaints that even these were hidden under
a bushel.
XEWT.ANDSS SUGARED PILL,.
A good many clears went out when. Senator
Newlanda told Democrats that the best thins
they could do. was to support President Roose
velt's policies and follow his lead. The Senator's
speech was one of the features of th» dinner.
He probably did not so intend It. but it was
nevertheless a compliment to President Roose
velt, and for the most part advice to Democrats
to walk the path hid cleared. Realizing that
he was giving his patient a bitter pill, the Sena
tor put a liberal coating of sugar on its outside
by saying thai President Roosevelt was follow
ing Democratic principles. There were spots,
however, where even the sugar failed to pre
vent the making of wry faces— for instance, when
the listeners were told that while they prated
of what th°y were going to do. President Roose
velt did it. '
Even Alton B. Parker, while he was practi
cally the only speaker to attack President Roose
velt, sounded the funeral note when he intimated
that if might be a good idea to have a real party
and real issues for a ehanse.
For the most part, however, he showed that
his defeat -rill rankled and that rancor still
dwelt within him He reiterated in a vagu<» way
his campaign utterances about the use of money
and governmental influence, and advanced th«
common law nursing bottle remedy for the curb
big of the trusts, which he advocated when ha
thought It would win votes fas him. With the
indictment of Beef Trust officials staring: him in
the face, he tried to show that President Roose
velt had done nothing la remedy trust evils.
Mayor McClelian. following him. resumed the)
sackcloth and ashes note and told his listeners)
a whole lot of things they ought not to have
done.
BULLETINS ON PARKERS SPEECH.
~ Mr farKer made a strong hit with his au
dience when he prefaced his remarks with th*
statement that he was not present to explain
or apologise for the past or predict the future.
"Safe." shouted Tim Hurst, the oldtimo
baseball umpire. The Astor gallery was
crowded with members of the club and Its
guests. Jefferson simplicity was suffocated by
the luxury and ostentatious display of the din
ner. The wines, the viands, the flowers and the
details of the dinner were all of the most lavish
nature.
John Fox. president of the Democratic Club,
presided. His brief address was cheered, and
when ex-Judge Parker arose to speak he was
cordially but apprehensively greeted. IBs
speech, handed out In manuscript, dealing wltt»
the United States Constitution, covered four full
columns, and the mathematicians figured it
would take about one hour and three-quarters
to deliver It. He started out at a steady gait.
and as he progressed bulletins were Issued. He
started at l>:30 o'clock. The first bulletin cams
as follows:
in p. m.— Mayor McClellan has issued a request
that the Board of Estimate meeting next Tuesday
be postponed until a later date. His release from
present situation indefinite.
10:20— August Helrmnit has ordered expresses to
run in subway all night, so be!aietl guest* may get
home.
l(>:3»v_John H. O'Prien and Thomas Ha.*»ett.
Mayor McClellan's aids, ere yplittms a bottle of
wine to thr toast. "What's the Constitution Ee
tween Kri^nds?"
10:*v- Ex-Judg* Herrick has postponed a rneefiiis
of Democratic il.rs to be held this morning to
s^lpct him as State leader.
Later bulletins came fast but were befogged]
by cigar smoke and champagne.
Ex-Mayor Van Wyck. who was to have acted!
as toastmaster, and who was the moving spirit
of the dinner, sat at the guests" table.
The Tammany men present privately ex
pressed the opinion that -Judge Parker was
not received ns cnthuslsatically as they had]
hoped for. Everybody rose to che«»r the Mayor.
Mayor McClelian and Charles F. Mmphy de
partei soon after the Mayor finished speakirs
and while Augustus Van Wyck had the ficor.
Their departure seemed to be the. signal tor a
general but quiet exodus. John J. Murphy, tha
Tammany leader's brother, werit away early,
end when D. Cady Kerrlck got tt»e floor not
more than half the guests were present. Wh*n
Congressman Ralney .spoke nearly two-thtrcia
had departed, and Mr. Kern and Mr. Wll!e;t
addressed as many as fifty persons.
. THE GUESTS PRESENT.
Grouped at the guests' table as ex-Judg*
Parker talked »ver» Mayor McClellan. Augustus
Van Wyck, D Cady Herrick. Senator Francis
G. New lands, of Nevada; Henry T. Rainey. of
Illinois; Joseph J. Willett. of Alabama; John
W. Kern, of Indiana; Father Lavella, Edwin

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