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urv tal crop of 'grab"* and "?trike" bllls
.?"n v.nswerving. In the session of 1904
tlon and advocs.y of the Jerome "<
.mbling bill obtalned its passage in
?-ombly, and it was ln recognltion of this t
ihat Mr. Jerome permitted the use of Mr. Wi
w right's name under his emblem in the Anne
District ln the recent campaign. The t
against tbe Mortgage Tax bill was Ied by
ght last year. and he has steadily
ded hhnself as a representative of New-"V
City as well as of Westchester County. thus i<
Ing a city and county eonstltuency.
In the last session Mr. Wainwright was am
those who headed tho opposition to the notori
gara power "grab." and he was one of
men who drew up a petltlon to Speaker Ni:
uosting that this bill be not reported fi
the Rules Commlttee. The slgnature of a i
.ority of the membsrs of the House to this
tition ended all hope of passage of thls bill. '?
"Wainwright voted for the removal of Jusl
Hooker. being the only man from hls cou.
who did. At the same time he made a spe<
explaining hls vote and declaring his belief tl
the judk-iary should be above auspioJon.
also haa been prominent in constructive le_
latlon. and many important laws of recent yei
bear his name, including the educational law
At the last election Mr. Wainwright was :
elected for the slxth tlme by a largely increaa
majorlty in ihe face of a Democratic tidal wa
Vestchester County which swept the adjoi
Ing Assembly dis.rict. In point of experier
Wainwright ls one of the oldest rnemb*
?>f the Assembly and is the only Assemblym
from the southern end of the State who is cha!
man of a committee, heading the important o
:b!_c Education. The Citizens Unlon. whi
ls non-partisan in Its pralse ana censure alil
has frequenlly Indorsed Mr. Wainwright's cau(
dacy for the Assembly and his independent stai
Jn Iegislative affairs. Mr. Wainwright is a gra
uate of Columbia College and Law School. I
ls president of the "Westchester County Bar A
sociation and lieutenant colonel of the 12
Jteglment, N. G. S. K. Y. He served with t_
jregiroent in the Spanish-Atnerican War. _?J
Wainwright lives in Rye. and has a law offl
ftt No. 40 Wall-st., this clty.
\Not Interested in Speakershlp Nc
LiOcal Reorganization, He Says.
Br-Govemor Odell. chairman of the Republlca
fctate Committee. was at headquarters the great*
part of the day yesterday. He saw and talked wlt
_>.. number of the local leadersi, including S. Perc
Hooker. who ls a candidate for Speaker. Nelthe
the chairman nor Mr. Hooker would talk about th
conference. Mr. Odell was not in a communlcatlv
mood. He said that he wasn'i interested in th
Speakershlp contest or the reorganization of th
cnunty committee. He went to Newburg at 3 o'clocl
J. Van Vechten Olcott. who is a candidate fo
Chairman of the Republican County Committee. wa
Jn conference the greater part of the day wit
friends. lt was expected. In the light o? the indorse
ment Of Herbert Pai-sons by the executive member
of the county committee. that he would withdraw
Mr. Olcott said last nlght: "I am not yet pre
pared to say anything. I wil! probably make i
statement some time to-morrow. and until thei
there is nothlng to report."
Governor Denics That He Indorsei
Genesee Man for Speaker.
Albsr.y. Nov. 28.?The report that Governor Hig
gins while in New-Tork yesterday had given in?
dorsement to the eandidacy of Assemblyman S
Peicy Hcoker. of p. Roy. i.er.e.ee County, for th<
?Speakershlp wa- brought to the Governor's atten?
tion on his srrlval to-day.
"I did. and I do now. spealc hlghly of Mr
. Hooker." the Governor said. "but I do not wani
my words to be interpreted as intended to have s
bearlng upon the eandidacy of Mr. Hooker or an\
ore else for ihe Assembly Speakershlp. I have _
high opinion of Mr. Hooker. but I nave a higli
opinion ot mnny other members of the Assembly,
among them the several gentlemen wbo have been
mentloned in connect^n with the Spelkership."
Governor Higgins arrived here just before noon.
He said he had had no political confe?*nee in New
York. He declir.ed to discus.. the ruflior of J. Van
Vechten Olcotts probahlc withdrawal from the ean?
didacy for president of the New-York County Re?
publican Committee.
"I have nothing to do with that matter," said the
He said he would probably make ai_.appoin.ment
?oon of the flfth member of the Swte Railroad
Commisslon, but dld not expect to take up the mat?
ter to-daj'.
TTie Governor expects to return to S'ew-York on
Wednesday night.
' . .-I
Committee in Kings to Stlr Up
Interest in Party.
TVitn tiie laea or aev eiop'.ng tne TtepuOEcan party
In Kings County and obtaining a more active par
_I__pat?..n in party affairs by the voters, a move?
ment was started to obtain certain reforms at a
meeting held in Decortor Hall. Gates and Reid
Hvee., Brooklyn, lsst nlght. Tt had been called by
such well known Republicans as Abe! .. Biackmar,
?ex-Congressman James R. Howe, .lohn S. M**Keon,
S V. White and Howard McWilliams. and most
?_ the Assembly distriei.. .vere represented at the
Mr. Biackmar presided. and Darwln R. James,
jjr.. acted as secretary. After much discusslon it
wa* decided to give the chairman power to ap
yioint a commlttee of slxty-tbree, three frora each
Assembly distri. t. io be called the plan and scope
committee, for th" purpose of discusslng certain
reforms in the party management.
k'Totcn Toplcs" Editor Testifies in
Libel Suit?Dcfines Society.
?"olone! W. D. Mann, the Editor and proprietor
W "Town Toplcs," was the first witness yesterday
att the examination into the charge of criminal
Jibel brought by him against D. F. and Robert J.
Colller, owners of "<r*o*lier's Weekly," and Norman
Jfapgood, its Editor
During the course _f tha examination, lt de
?-?el._p_d that a woman in Philadelphia had written
to "Town Toplcs" that immunlty had been prom?
lsed her, and for that txmslderation she sent a
check as an advance payment fer a copy of "Smart
????." This letter was addressed to Mr. Ahle.
1 Mann said that C. 8. Wayne denied that
I a letter had been recejved, but when he
jwo*?__ that. Mr. Wayne knew that such a letter
had been received. Wayne left the employ of "Town
Topics" and never returned. ?
There waa an interesting moment when Colonel
Mann took his seat in the witness chair, and P. F.
--Ollier entered the room and took a seat directly
-.ppostte Colonel Mann. The two glared at each
other all through the proceedings.
James W. Osborne, counsel for "Coilier's Week?
ly," opened the caae by aaying "the llbel, lf there
*s .any. is against 'Town Toplcs," and not against
Colonel Mann."
Colonel Mann explained that he flrst became con
neeted with * Town Topies" In 1S31. when he and
h__ daughter purchased most of the stock. He aald
that the only other person interested ln the pub
Vcation was Caaper Whimey. When asked what
policy waa used In the management of the paper.
Colonel Mann pald there waa none.
When h? waa asked if he received 15.000 or
__?,___ for not publishlng a certaln story, < olonel
Mann stated very emphatically that he had not. He
waa then asked if he had received anything for
cb-_-<ging tbe proof of the atory, He said that he
bad .to recolleoUon cf such a case.
Colonel Mann declared that he had never heard
ot the publication called "Amertca's Smart Set"
untll be aaw lt mentloned ln the newspapers.
Asked to tell about Mr. Danlelss connection with
'__.__*__ Set," Colonel Mann aald: "Mr. Daniela lent
__!__. ^E??*t***r* who ua*d to b*5 w,tb 'Town Toplcs,'
mAJaw. Wooster had a schem.. and Danieln became
rxeaaairer ot the company to float the scheme so
?f V. B?t, _**?*._ I1',J00 back." Colonel Mann aald
P*y'? told him that he waa to get $300 for hls
tLSBO, and that he had no idea what the publlca
???***.* Danj?bJ had acted as tr___surer, Colonel
'**5* **2i'*m*i tealdes his O.MO he got out of the
Jt of the scheme JI&.njOO.
,._Vie _*f??-,I*?on we.s ndjourned at thls polnt
??_?? TTf,ur?fly raolT,''?. when Colonel Mann will
ag*i__ take the atuul.
Justice Amend Sets Friday for Ne\
Canvass of Votes.
Mayor McClellan sald yesterday that he woui
not appeal from the decision of Justlce Amen
ordering the opening of the ballot boxes and
recounting of the ballots where necessary t
verify the returns on electlon night. This ougt
to expedite the recount and enable the cor
testp-ts to get through with all contested case
before the end of tbe present year.
Following a call from ex-Judge Parker yei
terday, Mayor McClellan was asked as to th
nature of the conference and as to whether ther
would be an appeal from the decision of Juetlc
Amend of the Supreme Court to open the ballo
"I have instructed Judge Parker not to appea
from the decision of Justice Amend." sald th.
Mayor, emphatically.
Replying to the question whether that mean
in case all the ballot boxes should be ordered
opened, the Mayor sald:
"I have instructed Judge Parker, who is m-j
personal counseL not to appeal from Justlot
Amend's decision."
Arthur McCausland, private secretary to ex
Judge Parker, said that Asslstant Corporatlor.
Counsel Butts, who appears for the various
boards of elections in the contest, said that there
would be a consultation between Corporation
Counsel Delany, and ex-Judge Parker later,
when it would be decided whether or not there
ought to be an appeal taken from the orders to
the Appellate Division ln behalf of the Board of
lnspectors and the Board of Elections,
Justice Amend. who on Monday granted the
applications made by counsel for Wiillam R.
Hearst, John Ford and J. G. Phelps Stokes,
candidates for Mayor. Controller and President
of the Bcard of Aldermen, respectively, on the
Municipal Ownership League ticket, for the
opening of the ballot boxes in five electlon dis?
tricts, yesterday handed down his formal order.
The ballot boxes to be opened are those of the
tith and 10th Electlon Districts of the 2d As?
sembly District, the 2d Electlon Dlstrlct of the
?Sth Assembly District. the 3d Election District
of the 4th Assembly District and the 11th Elec?
tlon District of the lst Assembly District.
The orders direct the lnspectors of election of
the various districts to report at Special Term,
Part I, of thc Supreme Court, at 2 p. m., on
December 1, and recount and canvass the bal?
lots belonging in the respective districts "in the
way prescribed by law and to make a true re?
turn to the court."
The recount is to Include the void and pro?
tested ballots, whlch. by the way, are now being
counted before Justice Giegerich. The order3
also state that the persons permitted by law
shall be present at the recount and also counsel
for the parties interested.
Justice Amend in his order also directs the
County Clerk to produce in court the envelopes
containing the void and protested ballots now in
his possesslon and also orders the Board of Elec?
tion to produce the ballot boxes containing the
votes of said districts now in its possesslon. He
also orders that blank statements of canvass
and blank sheets for tallying the votes be fur?
nlshed for the use of the clerks.
The orders conclude by stating that the ln?
spectors of election shall make the returns to
the court on December 4 as to how they have
fulfllled the duty.
Process servers wera sent out last night by
Clarence J. Shearn, senior counsel for Mr. Hearst,
with processes to be served upon the election ln?
spectors and poll clerks Involved. It Is feared by
Mr. Shearn that many of these inspectors and poll
clerks will be missing when they are wanted.
Within forty-eight hours, according to one of
the principal counsel retained by Mr. Hearst. ap?
plications for similar orders will be made coverlng
the Assembly Districts from the lst to the 7th
and involvlng from 600 to 600 election districts.
These will be asked for on the grounds that the
first flve were test cases and it is expected that on
these grounds all wdll be granted. In Brookiyn
similar proceeding will be begun immediately.
The five orders sigr.ed yesterday have no clause
in them which will act as a stay. If the Board of
Elections refuses to -ecognize the order directlng
them to produce the ballot boxes in court on Fri?
day special order? will be obtained from the justice !
to secure the boxes.
Henry M. Yonge, nn<= of the attorneys for Mr
Hearst. filed wlth Chairmtn Doull. of the Board
of Car.vassers, protests covering the first fourteen
Assembly districts and asking that the lnspectors
be sent for to make corrections, if they legally can.
This wlll force Cha'rman Doul! ta show how he in
tends to correct the statements of canvass.
The next legal step that wiil be taken by the
Hearst counsel wili be before Justlce Giegerich.
Probably on Friday orders will be presented to him
asking for a count of the ballots declared "good
ballots" by the Justice.
Pursuant to an order issued by Justice Giegerich
the first ballot box will be opened to-day. This is
a ballot box in the 66th Election DIs'rict of the 21st
Assembly District. where It is alleged the en?
velope contair.ing tbe void and protested ballots was
put in tbe ballot box instead of being delivered to
the County Clerk's office.
The examlnation of the void and contested ballots
in all the assembly districts in the boroughs of
Manhattan and The Bronx. lt was announced last
night. will be finished by this evening.
The only candidate who is gaining votes is Mr.
Jerome, who. since Justice Giegerieb's opinion was
handed down, has had many decided in hls favor.
Plans on Foot to Beorganize Democratic
Party in Kings County.
Confirmation of the report. publlshed ln The Trlb?
une yesterday, that Controller Grout had fallen
out with Senator McCarren and would probably
Joln a movement dfrected against the latter's lead
ershlp of the Democratic party in Klngs County
was obtained from several district leaders yester?
day. According to these men the plans of the op
poeition have not been dctermlned as yet, and wlll
undouotedlv depend to some extent on the exact
attitude townrd the Brookiyn organization which
Mayor McClellan exhibits in the appointments he
There ls some talk of a committee of seventy
well known Democrats to work for a reorganlzation
of the party ln Kings County. ln addition to Con?
troller Grout, J. Edward Swanstrom. former Bor?
ough Presldent, and Henry F. Cochrane, former
McCarren leader of the 17th Assembly District,
would probably take an active part in such a
There is a plan to force the hand of McCarren
at the meeting of the county committee for reor
ganiration, next Tuesday night, whlch. if carried
out. would glve some Idea of the exact strength of
the Senator now. The proposltion is to introduce
a motion that the reorganlzatlon of the committeo
be postponed for several weeks. Such resolution,
if offered, would unquestlonabiy be lost.
Hundreds Said To Be Kidnapped
and Murdered on Oyster Boats.
[By T?lesra.ph to The Tribun-j. j
Philadelphla, Nov. 28.?It was dlscovered thls
aterrroon that upward of flve hundred immigrants
within the last four years have been kidnapped and
sent to torture on the oyster boats in the Chesa
peake Bay, and many of them are believed to have
met thelr death on these boats. The full report
of trfls discovery wlll unearth a tale of crlme that
has no equal ln the history of shanghaing
Certain policemen aro believed to be party to
these crlmes, and evidence, expected wlthin a week
wlll show. lt ls sald. that they wlnked at. connlved
at and ehared ln the graft.
There ls little doubt now that the bodies found
ln the Delaware from time to tlme, and deslgnated
by conorenrs' Juries as "found drowned" were
those ot men actually murdered on oyster boats,
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 28.?Chalrman Garber, of
the Democratic State Committee, sald to-day that
he ls not a candidate for the chalrmanshlp of tha
National Democratic Congreseional Committee.
'From the number of letters I have recelved." ha
added, "both from Southern and Northern Con
gressmen I un poaltlv* that I eould be elected
but I wlll not say whether or not I would take the
poaltlon lf lt were tendered me."
A Crumb of Wisdom
For the Die-caster.
When you take out an insurance policy
on your life you cast the die rightly, or
wrongly. A word of wisdom. Tako it
out to mature at your death. Cost,
security, contectment all coneidered. See
us, or write.
Wif* ?Sashinqtmt Htfe JnanratrrGta.
3ofan Satlnrk. Prrsiirnt
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Great Property Damage ? Othen
May Be Lost.
Duluth, Minn. Nov. 28.?One life lost, three
others believed to have perlshed and the big ore
carrier Mataafa, of the Pittsburg Steamship
Company, wrecked, tells the tale of the most
thriUIng and Bpectacular marlne disaster at the
head of the lakes ln recent years. The steamer
is resting in flfteen feet of water wlthln 100
yards of the shore, whlle the remaining twenty
seven members of Its crew are being subjected
to the fury of the wlnd and wave untll dayllght
comes. After the shlp grounded three of the crew
who were aft made the Journey to the forepart of
tho craft, followed by a fourth, who retreated
after having been washed off the deck and near?
ly into the lake. He caught a projection, how?
ever, and crawied back to the deck, thence to the
boat's stern. The spectacle was wltnessed by
10,000 spectators on shore. Efforte to rescue the
crew were practioally abandoned at mldnight
by the llfe saving crew. The night waa bltter
cold, a norheast wlnd blew at the rate of slxty
flve miles an hour and a heavy snowstorm made
it Impossible to work to any advantage. Three
times lines were shct out to the stranded craft,
but the men on board failed to reach them, and
so were left to their fate.
Huddled ln the pilothouse are believed to be
most of the crew, and it ls believed that they
wlll _??*? saved by morning, provlding the gale
does notIncrease.
The Mataafa left Duluth at 6 o'ciock last nlght
with the Nasmyth in tow. The etorm was bo
severe that cne was forced to turn back, A
mlle or two out ln the lake she left the Na?
smyth, which lmmediately anchored, and eame
on alone, endeavoring to make the entry, but
the lateral roll of the waves threw her star
board and she struck the north pler fairly on
the end. almost squarely with her nose. which
was badly battered by the collision. A moment
later she veered off slightly with her bow
headed between the canal piers. She had swung
quartering to the waves, however, and was un?
able to proceed more than a few yards.
At the entrance the waves were almost moun
tainous in height. and great. clouds of water
kept sweeping tbe 1. boring vessel from stem
to stern. It soon became evldent that she would
be unable to make the harbor. At this point
an effort was made to turn her out Into the lake
again, but the attempt wna in valn. As her
prow headed toward the lake again she turned
almost completely around with her nose toward
shore. She cleared the nler and went on the
beach broadsSde.
Every wave swept completely over the boat.
There, with thousands of people watching them,
almost within a sione's throw, and unable to
do anything, the poor fellows huddled on the
stern of the boat awaiting rescue. The life
saving crew was at the wreck of the England
and did not reach th-_ Mataafa until nearly 6
o'ciock. By that time the stern was almost
under water.
Detroit, Nov. 28.?Lake Superlor from Duluth
to the Soo. the upper penlnsula of Miehigan,
the upper ends of Lakes Huron and Miehigan
and the northern counties of lower Miehigan
have been swept last night and to-day by a
terriflc wind and snow storm. The blizzard
raged with a velocity of from 40 to 60 miles
an hour. and all the harbors from Po*-t Huron
north on Lake Huron and from Sault Ste.
Marie north on Lake Superior are filled with
vessels which have run in for she'.ter.
Marquette reports an unusualiy heavy snow
faM for this time of year, with drifts so high
that train and traction service is impeded and
gr.?a.tly delayed.
Tremendous seas are running on Lake Su?
perior off Marquette Harbor, and njore than a
dozen vessels are riding out the gale inside the
breakwater there.
Ths greatest damage reported from Lake
Huron as a result of the gale ls at Alpena. The
waterlogged barge Harvey Bissell, whlch was
tied at a dock, was torn to pieces by the gale;
the barge Vinland broke away from her con
sort and is agrotmd, and the small passenger
and freight steamer, City of Holland, went on
the rocks while trying to make the harbor at
Rogers City. The passengers and crew were
taken from the steamer in safety by a crew
from shore.
More than a dozen vessels are in shelter at
Port Huron at the lower end of Lake Huron.
3ne. small schooner, the J. M. Spaulding, was
inable to make the harbor to-day, and went on
the beach rear Fort Gratlot. The crew of four
_i___ _*___.?.4 sMff zsAzly -R Ck&lp _-_-.I boat:_
From Fort Wllllam, Ontario, on the north
shore of Lake Superior, comes news of the
jeachlng of the Canadian steamer Rosemount
nside of the Welcome Islands. Her crew are
tnderstood to be ln little danger.
Milwaukee. Nov. 28.?The fiercest wlndstorm
n many years prevalled on the Great Lakes
ast night and to-day, causing much damage
o shipping and other property.
The government lighthouse and fog signal
juilding at the end of the Milwauke-j Break
i-ater pler was battered by the high seas and
he asslstant keeper. William Foster, was res
ued with difflculty by the life savers. Mr.
"oster told a thriiling story of his experiences.
"In all my experience on the lakes?flfteen
ears?I never saw the like before," he said.
About 5 o'ciock the sea began breaking over
he house, and the thunder of the waves was
omething awful. It was about 7:30 when as I
tood at the east window looking out on the
Etke I saw a particularly large wave coming,
fhich I saw was certain to hit the house. In
oluntarily I grasped the stanchion, and it ls
?y that act that I owe my llfe. The wave struck
he house with full force, breaking ln the entire
ast wall. carrying away with lt all the windowa
nd doors and burstlng open the door on the
rest side. _
Cincinnati Citizens Protest Against
Actlon by Cox Machine.
[By Teltrgraph to The Tribune.]
Cincinnati, Nov. 2S.?Gag law rules the Cin
rmati councll, and its actlon last nlght in pass
ig resolutlons taking away all Iegislative power
?om the councilmen-eleet has raised a storm of
rotest in the streets. Citizens threaten to pack
le councll chamber at every meetlng from now
ntil the end of the year to protest against
hat they call the boldest robbery the Cox ma
_ine has yet attempted.
Taking advantage of Mayor Juilus Flelscn
ann's absence in New-Tork, Mlke Mullin, the
ily lleutenant of the broken Cox machine left
. power, ordered his men to take commlttee
jpointing power from tha councll president and
Jt lt in the hands of a special committee of
hlch he was made head.
fVuother resolution provlded that any measure | Pr?
n. after January 1, be sldetracked as long as I ?0<
e committee wishes, and Mullin, controliing j rot
_ eommittees, ls in complete domlnance of th- i thi
uation. Enough Cox councllmen hold over to I sel
ike the new men absolutely powerles_. Mayor
elschmann recentlv sat dowji on Mullin's I the
BTgestion to keep the Democrats out of the I *?
lits of their victory. Mullin was arrested in i iHM
.4 and convicted of election frauds.
n i
e r;i
_a.hn & Cahn have sild for Hamborger & Rerk
lt? the flve story trlpie flathouse No. 637 st. out
tn's-ave.. 87x100 feet, to a client; also soid f,.r '' boa
Mr. Peller a two famlly framo house, No. 3 a>9 ! *?*
ishes-ave.. 35x100 feet. to a client; also resoirt Vor the
Roscnfeld a three famlly flathouse with _tor_ sell
_ 1.010 East 133d-st.. 16.Sxl00 feet. to a cl "nt
_? LAXATIVE BBOMO Quinlna Tableta
_AXATIVB BBOMO Qulnlna Tableta I>ru_____i?t* "l
mon.y lf lt WU to cur*. B. W. QROVIpS iii! ' Un_
la on each bo_. 25c ?"? ?"?? -
Cootinued from flrst pace.
it was learned that some of those who h
I played on the team wera not bona flda Btuden
j but persons brought into the Unlversity stmp
!to play football.
The matter was given a wide publloi
I through the newspapers and as a result O
lumbla Unlversity was polnted out aa a plot
where the sports were not pure.
Since that time the questlon of eligibillty hi
been put in the hands of a graduate athlet
committee, of which Franeas S. Bangs is chai;
man. Thls committee has a atrlct supervislc
of those who play on the teams.
In additlon the committee feela that the ir
Juries to Columbia msn this year have be?
suftlcient to warrant the abollshment of t_i
gams. Besldes the twisted spine which Dougle
Carter received in the game against Pennsyl
vania last Saturday, almost every other ma
on the team has been injured moro or les
I serlously and some of them two or three tlmei
i and Armstrong wrenched both kneea and ha
hls back badly injured ln the Wesleyan gam<
Hodgkinson hurt a tendon in his leg, Post brok
hls arm and Browne received a wrenched kne
and a broken collarbone.
Vou Saltsa was laid up wlth a broken foo
besides an attack of water on the knee. Ryari
Aigeltlnger and Ross all received wrenche*
ankles; Duden wrenched his knee, Miner dls
located his shoulder and W. Fiseher was kickec
on the head besides wrenching his elbow.
Fowler was attacked by water on the kn.-"
and Baragser had the same trouble. Donovai
badly wrenched his knee. Escheverria received *"
bad cut over his eye and Naetllng stralned hii
stomach and was afflicted with a temporan
partlal paralysls of the left side. Helmrlch ha"
an attack of water on the knee. Thls makei
a long hospital list and one which would creat<
a sensation lf brought about ln any other way.
In additlon to this the loss to studies and con
sequent fall in academic standing has been fai
from small. Last year R. S. Stangland, whe
waa captain, dld practically no academic work
In the early part of the season he devoted hirn?
self exclusively to football, and later receive
Injuries whlch compelled him to leave the city
for some tlme. Thls year Captain Fiseher has
devoted some tlme to his academic work, al?
though in his case, as ln the case of every man
on the team, several hours of each day have
been spent in practice on the gridiron. After the
practice many of the men say that they are too
tired to study, even if they have the time.
The consequent falling off in academic work
ls iarge. Sorno of the members of the team
have been compelled to drop back a year, or
?ven more. Largely as a result of football,
r. J. Thorpe, who was elected captain this
year, got so far behind ln his work that he was
iropped from the unlversity, and Carter was
so far behind in his college work that he was
lebarred from the team, but by devoting hlm?
self exclusively ;<> study for several weeks he
passed his examination and was declared eligi
The actlon of the committee ls so deflnite as
to make the playing of the present game an
-bsolute impossibility to a student at Columbia.
By -bolishing the football association the cora
nittee has taken away the mainstay of the
?fame. The association, of whlch T. Ludlow
.hrystio was graduate t-easurer, had compiete
icntrol of the sport. Without the controlling
Dody the game cannot be carried on, and at
:he meeting last night it Waa stated that in
'uture any student who plays the game or
demifies hlmself with a game as representing
he college wlll render hirnself liable to sus
The actlon of the committee will come as a
levere blow to the football association and to
he students ln general. ln the years that foot
iall has i e^n played at Columbia, the financial
iroftts have been large. All the big games have
een attended by big crowds, and the admis_lo:i
waa $*_ aplece. Often as many as 15.000 or
0,000 persona have attended one of the big
ames at American League Park. In thla way
h'. association has been enabled to contribute
j other spOrtS, especially to the crew, which haa
*> depend on subscriptions entlrely for its sup
There is a big sentiment among the studentB
>r the contlnuance of the sport, and the action
f the present committee ls sure to meet with
ide disapproval.
ycerseers Likely to Take Up Foot?
ball Reform.
The announcement yesterday afternoon that
>e Harvard overseers are practically certain at
ie ntxt meeting on December 13 to take up
;e question of football reform brought much
iy to the hearts of those interested in the great
merlcan college game.
It has been recognized that the hope of re
rm lies with the three leading unlversities,
arvard, Tale and Princeton, and that lf they
> nothing it will remain for the smaller in
itutions either to drop out of the game alto
;ther or else to follow the big fellows in the
esent bone brea-king contests. lf one of the
g three can be induced to take up the ques
>n then there is hope of reform. Without
em there would be no hope of good to como
;cept in eporadic instances, where some col
tfe, more lndependent than its fellows, vent
ed to abolish the game.
ro Harvard the eyes of the optlmists have
rned for that avenue of hope that seemed
sewhere closed. Yale has expressed itself sat
ied wlth Waiter Camp, and has said that it
ss no reason for a change. Princeton has
inced no desire for radical actlon.
Edmund Wetmore, of the Harvard board of
erseers, said:
T have read Presldent Eliot's statement in
ply to the telegram of Chancellor Mac
aeken, and I thlnk there can be no doubt
>m what he said about the authority lying
th the board of overseers that that board
II take the question up at its next meeting.
may be that the communication from Chan
lor MacCracken will be laid before the board
the president. but the board would be quite
npetent to consider the questlon on its own
tlatlve, Of course, I do not know what ac
n the board wlll take, whether it wlll con
er abolishing football altogether, or wlll
;e up a revislon of the rules by a competent
What is your own opinion, Mr. Wetmore?" he '
s asked.
I," he replied, "am strongly in favor of a j
Islon of the rules. I do not think that the <
ne ehould he continued as it is at present
yed. Of course, I am not familiar with the
et now. Football is a different thing to-day
m v hat it was twenty yoars ago, when I was
college, and I know it to-day only from a 1
ctator's point of vlew, but I should say
t a change is needed.
It seems probable to me that the overseers
[ call beforo them competent authority and
,r what those best in a poeltlon to speak /
-e to say about the situation. It may be that
ddical chango in the rules ls requlred, and lt
</ be that it is only necessary to enfo'ree tho
lent rules Strictly. I do not know. and I ?.m 1
ln a position to say uuw what direction the
ma wlll tak", but if I am to be a Judge upon
i question I will take palns to inform mv
before the meeting of the board.
[*he Harvard overseers." he contlnued, "are
in..si truly deliberate body I know. Livlng t
eidely sepurated as we do. there ls little op- u
:unity for an exehan?*e of views except at
regular meetings, and thr- i-onsequence la
all subjects brought before us must bo do- T
d as tho result of argument and delib- C
ion. Tou may be sure that thls ques- i?
, a8 all others. wlll be thoroughly thrashnl
before any decision is reached by the 8
r. Wetmore intlmated that he mlght bring
subject of football before the meeting him
f the subject ls not Introduced in any other
," he was asked, "wlll you bring it before
meeting, Mr. Wetmore?"
cannot say that," he replied. "I cannot
srtake to say what my action will be. But
III be particular to be present at the next
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meetln0* o? the overseers, and I hava no hesita
tion in saying that it ls extremely probable
that football wlll be consldered at the meot?
Francis 8. Bangs, chairman of the commlttee
on athletics of Columbia University, was much
Interested last night ln Mr. Wetmore's state?
"There are a great many small Institutions."
he said, "that will follow the lead of Harvard,
Yale and Princeton. and they will have a wide
influence on football. If there ls no reform by
them doubtless many of these lesser colleges
and unlversities will continue piaying football
ln the same old way. While. if they do tako
some actlon. these smaller Institutions wlll at
once follow tho lead.
"But the big three may say that they will
not reform, that they wlll continue as they
please. Well, there is then but one thing to
do. Football becomes immediately, as lt realiy
has been all along, a local question for each
lnstitution to decide for itself. In the last
analysis, each college must decide whether and
on what terms it will permit the game. Of
course, lt is a great natlonal college game, and
there should be concerted actlon, but the hope
or change seems to rest so entirely with these
three unlversities that there seems to be noth?
ing for the others to do except abollsh the game
unless a change is made. I believe that the
force of publlc opinion will compel a change."
New-York University Stands Ready
to Give Up Game.
New-Tork University stands ready to abollsh
football. It put itself squarely on record yes?
terday afternoon as favorlng the abolltion of
the game, when it announced that its delegates
to a proposed intercollegiate conference would
be lnstructed to support the flrst resolution of?
fered for the abolltion of the game.
The faculty meeting yesterday followed one of
the commlttee on student organizatlons, and re?
solved unanimously to recommend to the uni?
versity corporation, which meets to-day, the
calling of a conference of all the unlversities
and colleges with whlch New-York University
has had football relations. If the corporation
falls to adopt the course outlined by the fac?
ulty lt will do somcthing without precedent in
tho hlstory of the university.
The colleges which will be ln\ited to take part
ln the proposed conference are Princeton, Co?
lumbia, Union, West Polnt, Syracuse, Amherst,
Wesleyan, Lafayette, Lehigh, Rochester,
Swarthmore, Hamilton, Haverford, Rutgers,
Trinity, Ursinus, Fordham, Rensselaer Poly?
technlc Instltute and the Stevens Instltute of
Technology. The lnvltation will be couched in
the following terms:
Upon the rnanimous r- commendation of the fac
ultv cf tho College of Arts and the faculty of the
School of Apylied Science, New-Tork T~nlver?*ity in
vites each ot the nir.eteen colleges and unlversities
whose football team has played with th. team of
thls university in any year since its organization, ln
1885. to a conference to consider such questions as
the following:
First?Ought the present game of football be
Second?If r.ot. what steps should be taken to
secure its thorouzh ref'rrm?
Third?If abolished. what game. or game.. may
! be possible in ita place, in the opinion of the ath
I letic represcntatives in attendance?
Each college or university ls Invited to send a
representative of ita facultles and a representative
j of Its athietic organization, making a possible mem
| bership of forty.
It is deemed proper *o add that the delegates
| from New-York University. on the unanimous ree
! ommendation of the committee on student organ?
izatlons, are lnstructed to support the first resolu?
tion that the present game of football ought to be
aboiished. lt is nnderstood that the decision of
the conference will not be binding on anv college
This call for a conference was issued by New
York University, following the failure of Chan
cellor MacCracken to induce President Eliot of
Harvard to call a conference. The reply of
President Eliot to Chancellor MacCracken was
received yesterday morning. It reads as fol?
Cambridgc, Xoveniber 2., 1906.
Dear Chancellor MacCracken:
Your night t-'-lcgram reached me this afternoon.
I do not think it expedient to call a meetlng o* ool- j
lege presivients about football. They certalnly cun- j
not reform football, and I doubc if by themselves
they can a'nolish it. For example. T cannot on my i
sole authorltv put an end to football ar Harvard. i
Even .f I thought the president. could accompHsh .
romrtiiins fey ?--3__S_. t-.g?-k_._. I fifesujd ?.'tf tJUGt -
a meeting now. Them shouid an interval for cool
ing down. Deaths and Injuries are not the strong
est argnnn. nt against football. That cheating and
bi-utallty aro profitable is the maln evil.
Sincerelv vours,
Chancellor MacCracken said yesterday after?
"Vew-Tork University wlll not abollsh football
untll thls conference has been held. if it be held.
"We do not intend to announc. our final decision
after twenty-four hours of consideratlon. Tlie
state ments ln a morning paper to-day that I Intend
to abolish football on my own initiative are uus
leading. T have not the power to do so. I have
onlv one vote ln each of the three bodies to whlch
such powtr is delegated. The action of the faculty
??his afternoon in recomm"nding to the corporatlon
tliat thls call for a conference be issued is taken
upon the unanimous vote of the faculty committee
on student organlzations, whlch met this morning.
I regret that President Eliot feels himself unabie
to respond favorably to my request. I am awar.
that President Eliot is not chairman of the Harvard
board of overseers, but I do not doubt that he has
sufficient influence to inspire such action as I sug?
gested. His influence at Harvard must be greater
fhan mlne here on account of hls much longer term
of service. I called upon him last Saturday night
because he is the senior college president of the
Atlantic slope. and the head of what is recognized
_s the greatest of American unlversities.
With regard to the probable actlon of New-York j
"nlversity. the sentiment of our faculty is olearly j -T
..pressed ln the lnvltation drawn i.p to-day. Per- ! *?
lonally I consider that football should bo abso- ;
utely abollshed, for a term ot years. at least. I _
im not enough of a football expert to undertake j
o plck out the flaws of the game and T certalnly |
annot suggest anv substlttite ior football if it be
>boIi8hed. In my opinion. the discovery of a sub- ?.
tltute must be left to the students.
University corporations can exercise the veto
iower over any form of sport of which they do not
pprove but they cannot dlctate to the students
s to tlie forms of sports. I think that a confer
nco of delegates from student athietic assocla
lons would havo tho best chance of arriving at a
uccessful conelusion ln this matter.
Late ln the day Chancellor MacCracken re
elved tho following telegram from "The Cleve
ind Leader":
The college presidents of Ohlo heartlly Indorse
our plan of a conference to consider a reform of
?jotball as suggested to President Eliot of Har
ard. They will co-operatc in any actlon to call
ji'li a meetlng. Wlll you answer, iletaillng your
lan for the conference?
Chancellor MacCracken replied. telling of the
ivltation for the conference of twenty colleges,
nd intimatlng that thls conference mlght issue
call for a natlonal confarence at Christmas.
Vould Abollsh Mass Plays by
Doubling Downs Distance.
Chicago, Nov. 2S.?Walter Camp. who ls here
? seo the Thanksgiving game between the
_iver_lties of Chicago and Miehigan. expressed
;tle surprlse at the action taken by Columbia
nlversity. "The tlme has come," stxlH Mr
-mp, 'when some action must be taken mod
/ing the style of the present collego football
ime. As long as a year ago I announced my
lf as ln favor of an alteratlon ln the rulea gov
nlng the game.
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