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V U LXVI.-N^ 21.9a>. ■Masaaass^a.ttrSSw^ NEW-YORK. TIirRSDAY. DECEMEEE 6, 1906.-SIXTEEN I'A<;KS-- -^..^
Question Will Be Decided at Con
ference Xert Week.
pjgrl B. Boarflman's blunt statement to the
m Transit Commissioners on Monday that
?£ would "not pet a responsible bidder for th«
r-bTvavs unflrr the terms of the ElFbsrg
«•* that the law would have to be amended
m trintpr, preatly lengthening- the franchise
■"" ,', .0 b# tested. There will be an oppor-
W ".r r for those who believe that a Fubway
ta£&!st -. this city Is an enormously valua-
SS« wa en the new subways. The ad *
*~* t ir .- let bids may begin the latter part of
T^T n-.er'.h. If there are no bids an appeal will
J-j^at to' Albany, and then will follow a bitter
jV over l^ A repeal of the most Important
rP..,«r P ..,« of tbe E'.eberg law— the one making
franchise not more than twenty
X ars' with a readjustment of terms for an
other twenty.
Caatrt&ex Metz and Mayor McClellan are as
»<* -part, al.-r.ost, as the two ends of Broad
. c'ver the question of. the- financial ability of
T^'ty to tooM Its own subways. A conference
!h*i v^ beM on the matter early next week, and
deration Cocnsel Ellison will be called In.
Mayer Median figures that the city has %
1-xurrtv; rapacity of more than 100.000,-
COD ' **& that •.'. the Clty carnot get a bidder for
bwx7 frar.c!use on reasonable terms to the
* # ' L '. l *t ; ' c rit y ltJ!e!f should build the sub
_-' c'cr.trcller Metz says that the city has no
w:th* which to bulld the subways. The
jL.er-ric- will be for the purpose of deciding
!!« «mat the debt incurring capacity of the
•? j,. Another thing that Is bothering Is that
J Msvr r &ne? not like Mr. Boarc.man's attitude.
■* Mayor boVSa that it Is decidedly out of place
BrJ& i3^arirr.an to cay that the city cannot get
WoflST for s* s Tir ' w> F'Jbways In advance of the
Lrer'ls'.r.? for bids. The Mayor thinks that the
t^n^y "'people would take it mm a notice to re
fralr. from bWdtag until the term? arc made
As 1 matter of fact. It Is generally believed
that M Boardman was about right when he
rrefiicted that no responsible bids would be
r-med la! Mr. -yardman was opposed to the
I2?berg bi'.l and still Is opposed to It.
••Accorfing to my figures." said the Controller
Miawrni" " rhe ciTy c*?" 91 go into subway
baOflJUff oa J*-s own hook, for the reason that It
tara't ar.y money for that purpose. For the
mta ,' argru^cr.t, let It be conceded that we
have a flebt Incurring margin of |100,OOD,0(».
At «he Etna Urn.c there have been authorized.
but not Issued, more than $100.0O).0(K) worth of
fco^ds for various purposes. I hold that an au
thorized t'CTid. though not Issued, is the Bame as
& certified check. It is a lien on the money
that it calls for. The money ought not to be
epent Of course, not all of the bonds that have
been anthotiied In the last two years will he l«
fueft this year or next year. In the mean time,
the lrcrea!-e ir. a^ses^ed valuations is more than
keeping 1 ahead <"'f our expendUureF, so that we
gj« get) in better chap*- all the time. But
for all tr.2-t. we cannot Jump into the bulldjng
ef r;bwavs. It -would take mor*» than Jl">o.
(.ni.iv to buQd and «^quip the subways as laid
drtrn. "Bfe might build or." at a time, but the
question is. "VThich one? There will be an awful
bow] m P"<-n as it is learned that the city Is
going to build "n only one of Its four or five
trcri line routes. I am going to get together
tr:th the Msyor and the. Corporation Counsel
end £nd out just about how far ■- would be pos
f!h!e tor the city to po in building Fubwa>*s
with hi own money, in case we cannot get
The s^!" 1^: committee of the Board of Estimate
end Apportionment, of which Patrick F. Me-
Gcwan is chairman, will at to-morrow's meeting
report in favor of all the five routes advocated
fcf th*- Rnjiid Transit Commission, also for the
*n-c£llt-d Cokr route, from Pelhara Bay down
Third avenue to the Manhattan Bridge, and
then-t- ecroes the river and down Fourth ave
rse to Port Hamilton arid Coney Island. The
r«T°rt also will urpe haste in getting the work
ur.der vay, calUng attention to the tact that if
tbe routes an approved by the Appr-liate Divis
ion in October are not built upon in part by
the end of two >v-ar& the franchise will lapse.
Word came from Brooklyn yesterday that
Brooklynltes bad organized a syndicate to bid
mi die^ColeT route from Pelham Bay to Coney
Irifind. The rumor could not be verified.
■tt'h*n Mayor McClfeUan was asked yesterday
ebout ii>. outlook for subways, lie said:
The best thins to do is to go ahead and adver
tise for bifis. That will t..-il the Etory. If we
eunot get the bids then perhai.s it will b<> b^?t
?'>r us to ask il.e I>»r!s:ature to givo the Rar^
Transit Ommivsion and the Board of EFtimate
er.d Apportionment greater latitude in framing
the contract Put we cannot hope to* get any
nttatactloa from the I>-gip!at"re unless we go
thrr*- T.-Ith .lean hands. We have pot to show
that Tie <\ii;r;oT go on with subways before we
can g«r belp th*re. As a last resort the city
BhouUJ plan to build and operate its subways.
5Ws would take a great ri^al of money, and it
*' r "':>s cot be d»y;rali!e if we rould get pniii'- one
t^ build th« subways with private funds under
a contrac: fasr tn th^ municipality.
Sveeping Victory for Municipal As
sociation at Newport.
Rer-port. R. 1., Der. ."». — Complete returns of
the vn'f. rapt yesterday for members of the new
Tr*« : eritativ«- council, which will Fit concur-
T»r.tir with the Board of Aldermen, shows a
•weop'.T.jT victory for the Municipal AP^oclatlon.
Of the total membership of VXi the Municipal
>.«Bo^!ai>n fif'oi!r<-s IHI and th* In'^-p^nrtents
*4- Tb« Board of Aldermen, which was chosen
J'^terday, consists of thr»n» •■•aii\-es of
tbe Municipal AF^ociation and two of the cit
iz»nr party.
Sixteen prominent cottascrs who are kr.own as
l«(ral resident* of Xewj»nrt contested for places
<m tv-p „^V i <- O unoil. of th«-s<» the followins were
*nn>mXul: p.. Livingston Beeckman, leorge
Corfloa Kins. Louis I-. Lorfllard. Henry F. i:i
cpsp^. Bear Admiral Stephen D. L-j<-«. V. S.
■•; Arthur B. Emmon? and Frederick H. Paine.
Eayer Confesses and Implicates Three Nash
ville Whites.
S**bvl]>, Ter.n., r>er. s.— William Ardley. r>t
Brooklyn^ who was found dead on Thjinksjrivins:
•■*>■ si) 4 R'hose body has b^en i«enl home, was
tawi, rf .,> an ,j r<,\,U'<\, if a conf**SFi<.n made by
*yps Harinon is true. When Ard ley's body
J^M foun<j It Raf supposed that he had met
c «^h by a lall down a stairway.
«/'-' lei . r ' s Harmon; Sam Taylor, Arthur Morton
**3 Grip i>,\ify, uhitfc m*-n, tt'ere arr»-steii to-
w y. <ha.rged with the murder of Ardley. In
"■-:if*!!ii:iijj Hji!-:i..jii inipUt-ated the others and
•*~^ that robbery was the motive Cor th«- crime.
[By 7«.»eni[ J h to The Tribune 1
Pinsiwg, Dec. s.— James P. Jamison, a Har
** J d rraSuate and an ♦xp»-rt in chemical ;>r.aly
*». die<i yesterday at The West I'otin HoapltaL
'■-rr.:?i>t, came her*; thr'-r- months hgo from
'•^Wj-n. noon aft-r his arrival h* becam« ill
■•■» wfcs uji*n \u the hospital lie r»-fue«l to
%■ li)':l i)' : na~Ti«-K or iiiMrr-.sHt-.s of h]« relatives in
Ju York ' aJih->ui?h lit- said that Jamison was
»".!;- orrecl B an»e He .- beU«%ed to have been a
twT an<l ha<J travelled extensively. l,'nl»-Ris th^
«^,oritl»-s run gfi in tou*h with hi.« fri»-ri«is b«
"' •* '■'uri.-fi i,, it,<. potter'fl Oejd.
t/Vt /V g°M 4- DUck Lj(x! !, 2& 3 Oown t;in-rr!.;i
*■ H. Unix & iierzutLOOs. Jerez, fipkia— Advt.
Colonel Libby leading, followed by President Wilson
and Andre*- Carnegie.
Son of Frederick Crozcinshield
Battle rcith Burglars.
Edward Crowninshield. a Harvard student,
son of Frederick Crownlnshield. the artist, of
No. 314 West End avenue, while lying last night
sick In bed on the top floor of his father's
home, saw two strange men in the hallway. The
nurse had left the bedside, and the young man,
despite a heavy fever, leaped out of bed. shout-
Ing to those below that there were burglars In
the house.
Youth? Cr eld then ran into the hall
way and seized one of the men. After a second
or two of struggle the second man entered the
fight, and Crowninshield was thrown heavily to
the floor. His father ran upstairs with a re
volver on bearing his sun call. He was followed
by half a dosen servant?.
The burglars had gained an entrance through
a rear window on the third floor, by swinging off
a fire escape on the rear of an adjoining house.
When their presence In the house was detected,
they retraced their course with all haste. They
pwung a. MO : I on the window ledge and leaped
cleverly ba<^k to the tire escape, and beat a
retreat out Into 75th street.
Meanwhile the family had spread the alarm
through the - r d a roundsman and three
'.. The police scattered quickly
|B« ' fact*. and scoured the neighbor
hood. At Broadway and TRh street, they came
upon a servant who said she saw two men turn
out of ir.th street ai d run north In Broadway.
All trace of them was lost, however.
The younger Crowninshield was turned over
to the family physician after the intrusion of the
burglars. The dot tor said the young man was
not much Injured by hlfl experience.
Woman Knocked Dawn and Robbed
— May Die.
Mrs. Agnes Harrington, of No. .".32 "West 48th
street, was taken to Bellevue Hospital last
night, with a bad scalp wound* and a fractured
BkulL She was taken to the hospital by the
police of the West 22d street station, and she
told the hospital authorities that she had sus
tained her Injuries when a youthful highwayman
knocked her down and robbed her in West 23d
street, almost In front of the police station.
When a policeman found her lying on the side
walk he pushed through a crowd which was
tryirx to help her. and took her to the station,
where he charged her with intoxication After
a while she revived Fufflclently in her cell to te!l
her etory of the assault, and was sent to the hos
pital where it was - ild that she was likely to
die The police at first tried to keep the story
quie*, but finally admitted th* truth ai .•on
firmed the- woman's story as told at the hospital
Brooklyn Trolleys Come Together
on WUliamsburg Bridge.
Eight persons were badly Injured in a rear
end collision last night between a Ralph avenue
rar and a Broadway car on the WilUamsburg
Thns<=- injured were
BaP'"H tDm France". M» y«-ars "Id. of No. tt\ Bth
■treet. rut at>out fare pr.d hoad: dislocation of rish:
EE'-K Miss G-ncr E.. 30 years old. of No. i>« Wlllett
street, ent about fare an-1 hard-, <!!s!orati<v.j of left
CARROLX. John mitortnan of th« Ralph avonu» car.
rlt about f*r*. probable lnfrnal Injuries; tak»n^to
Fasum I>irtrlrt HoFfita!.
Xval'BJ' Lome- « y«r« old. of No. -*' 1 Elurt -' '""""'
rut atx-ul fa<-« ai.3 head; contusions of body and
GALLANTS Mil Hat-. « years old. or Vp>.»o4 East
r-th fctreft. rut al-.ut fnrp; contusions of left arm.
probabta !nt"rnal Injuries.
ROSENFEUD. Mrs. Rachel. 44 : ; '»" oM. of No. "''
Maditon (treet, cut ahout facf.
BUDES. famuli. 27 years .04. of No. I*7 Allen street,
6<-j«!p wound: cut about fiee, hands anil arms.
BELLINGER Ernest, conductor of the Kalph avenue
car rut about fa.f. dUlocated right kn-e; left ear
torn: tak-n to Kaft.rn District Hcspita.l.
The Ralph avenue car bad reached a point
r... „r Wythe avfnue. when the • 'Iky pol* slipped
from the wire. The conductor waa adjusting;
the poU- when the Broadway car smashed into
the «ne standing still. Tli«*re were about fifty
five passengers in b-uh cars. Immediately aftf-r
the accident, v.lir-n th~ passengers r^aliz'-d what
a narrow escajx* th^y had had. they became
panic ptrickf-n, and it was with difficulty that
they were quieted.
Trp.fflo was stopped on th*- bridge for over
an hour.
[Jiy Telt-praph to Tlw Tribune ]
Spokane, Wash., I"-'- s.— As a result '■: perslst
mt agitation by tho lo.'al Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union, I>. E. Ctoyd. principal <if tho Men
school !'"S hecsi forced to remove nude statue 3of
•"I»avid" tind "Tlio Di»cua Throw r-r" from the high
bi 1....1 auditorium. Teachers attending a conven
tion had an opportunity to vfew tt;»« statues, and
t!i»v expressed ••' i< * lr iniljcnation.
Mra w. D. NlchoU, vice-pre«ldent of tho Wom
an's Christian TVtf>r»*rar:«-«- I'tiion, WMK«i a rcl>-nt
),..«« tvar ugainst thi- Htatu:iry. whl'li was firmly
ri. r by \lrf '*• ''■ Brown, president or th^ Art
J>-i£ii»'. I'ri:i"iP'-i <*loy.l has etor.-d the offfii'lhiff
Dcurea in the attic.
Chicago. I* I*'1 *' •• — •* freight houae of the Chicago,
I5 Ur li,,j.ton &• Qulncy Railway Company, at Marrl
».in and Canal *•!■.■• was ilamaKt-d 1300,000 by fire
t,» ntehi Several explosions from signal oil sirred
In the warehouse endangered the lives of th, flre
!Ln Lnd tlueai.ne.l adjoining hull.lln»sH. Two nre
m«-n were burned by '!»■ flames, lut i.rl. will .
rover. m
s»-iUxianl Air Line shortest, quickest, pleasantest
ii.Lt* Bookletii etc. No. 11*3 Broadway, New Vurk.
l,For tho story cr th» day's ceremony see pags two.)
Xo Whitewashing of Ahearn i Ad
min is ttation— S v llh ans Sit Up.
Interest in the proposed Investigation of Bor
ough President Ah^arn's office was greatly stim
ulated yesterday by the announcement that
Corporation Counsel Ellison was going t>> have
charge of the Inquiry- While it was understood
that the Commissioners of Accounts had charge
of the inquiry, there was a feeling that the in
vestigation would be of the perfunctory port.
ami that it would not go further than a certifi
cation that the books were properly balanced.
With Corporation Counsel Ellison conducting
the inquiry it is entirely different. Mr. Ellison
has demonstrated in the short time that he "has
been in office that he believes in doing things.
Mr. Ell'son sent the following letter to the Citi
zens Union;
Yesterday, as you are probably aware, the
Mayor ordered a rigid and exhaustive b
(ration of the department of the President of
the Borough of Manhattan, Including all of the
bureaus of that department.
The Investigation to which I have referred will
be conducted under my personal supervision.
and I now write to you asking that you fur
nish me with Th« exact facta and means of
proof of the charges recently made by you. and
also any and all information that you may have
relative to the conduct of the department to be
I would like to have this information at your
earliest convenience, and T shall welcome any
assistance that you maj* render.
The Sullivans are mightily interested in the
Investigation, now that there is going to be a
real one. Th" Pulllvans have fared well in the
distribution of patronage by Borough President
AaeanL so bas Ctaorts* F: Murphy. Mr.
Ahearn has supported Murphy in the line-up
of the opposing Murphy and McClellan forces.
He was on Murphy's side at the Buffalo conven
tion, his votes going to Hearst. There is no rea-
Eon why Corporation Counsel Ellison should
show any particular tenderness for the Borough
i^nt's office, looking at the matter from a
political point of view, B< fore ;he investigation
is a week old the Sullivan men expect to see the
friends of Borough President Ahearn coining out
strongly in support of Mayor McClellan us
m F. Murphy.
It is only fair to Borough President Ahearn
to say that a.- soon aa the Citizens Union at
. his administration he requested ttie
rder an mvi of his office He
Item of business
that he is afraid t'> have Investigated. Whiie
the Borough President's integrity Is noi
i there Is no! the slightest doubt that Cor
poration Counsel Ellison win turn up wholesale
grafting in the department if he really g
k In earn. I
When Corporal I nsel EHlison was sp^n
last night be said:
Mayor McClellan told me to make an Investi
gation, and I'm going to make on< and a search
ing "n<\ and *ri'-e both sides ev/ery opportunity
t-. have their say. The investigation will be
I everything will be open and above
board. There will be no B< They
will all !■*> open and in the City Hall. I have
assigned men from tins d - i who, on
' A- -"tin's v.-i!i
search. of all the affairs of the
various bureaus affeel a vi^w of bring
ine: to lighi I • manner in which
the bureaus have •■ i >: : ; ted While it is
my intention to conduct the investigation my
self i have planned to select certain of my ii*
sisTants, who. under my direction, will giv<
whole time to th<- matters under consideration.
As matter.-", susceptible of proof ar<- pn
1 will call upon the Commissioners of Accounts
to hold meeting?, issue sul'pn»nas and <ompel the
ance of witnesses. They have these pow
gether with the power to administer oaths.
Ihearn has asked for Investigation
and the Mayor h.is ordered one.
The Citizens Union, in its charges against
President Ahearn. said that h>- had expended
ovet :i million dollars without public letting- of
contracts, had spent in two years nearly $41,000
for "incidentals." most <>f which was for oar
fare, and $15,000 of which was spent by the
Bureau of T.LiUamfrs; that lie had been cxi
pant in his pun ipplies; that Superin
tendent Walker of the Bureu i of Buildings had
shown favoritism In placing orders and had been
rund to fine firm: that the pavements
tion in two-thirds of Manhattan
borongl i' 'he Bureau of Highways does
not maintain ;.n adequate Inspection.
President Ahearn characterized the pamphlet
as a "mass of misinformation."
Died After Reaching Shore with
Crete — Sailor Lost.
Digby, N. S. Pec 5. — Captain Berry of th*>
three-masted schooner Emma R. Harvey was
frozen to death near hem yesterday after th«
Harvey had' pone to leces, and he and all bat
on** of his crew had forced their way through
the breakers to' land. On* neaman was drowned,
but tlte other members of the crew found shelter
and were revived.
Almost at the same time, and eight miles
away, the crew of the three-masted schooner
Rebecca W. Huddell were passing through a ter
rible experience, but they saved their vessel by
beaching her. The second mate of the Huddell
was severvly frostbitten, and the captain and
creW were exhausted by exposure and lack of
The Harvey, of Bucksport, Me., sailed from
Annlesland. N. S., bound for New York, with a
.;,,,',, of lumber. Coming down the western
7-ist of Nova Scotia Bhe had a constant fight
Gainst wind end wave, and last night ehe en
r^untered a terrific gal" Driven before the
northwester with the temperature hovering
Thoi 1 the zero mark, the Harvey reached a point
a , 'jTaioana Cove, eight miles east of Digby
''V .h«Bi tremendous rust of wind hurled
th« three-master ashore and every man on board
" thrown into the water. The captain came
va . s ' hr tba others, but fell on the beach
a ' ,".;,■ «■,>.- and was frozen to death.
r;; 1 :: V ..; , Was drowned after the vessel went
to pieces.
SHA W RELEASES >$l2f>oo,noo.
Treasury Will Anticipate Payment
of Interest on Bonds.
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. Dec. s— The Secretary Of the
Treasury has determined to take such action a 9
is within his power to relieve the money short
age in Wall Street, and to this end announced
to-day that he •uill be prepared to pay interest
on th" public debt to the amount of practically
000 in advance <.f the dates on which it
falls dv->. He gave notice to th» holders of
United States bonds that the interest maturing
on the Interest dates between and Including
January' 1 and May 1. 1907, will be prepaid with
out rebate on and after December 15, 1906.
Checks f.»r the Interest due January 1. 1907. on
red bonds will be mailed to the owners
on or befoi ■ r 1!
In anticipating this payment Secretary Shaw
paid ha was influenced by the fa-^t that the
Treasury collected surplus revenues amounting
to $7,<»M"M> in November, and that the current
month is aiso likely to be one of surplus re
<■' Ipts. In December, 1906, the surplus receipts
were fCUKKMttO. The action taken, therefore, re
leases fT ush in the business of the country a
sum practically equal to the surplus receipts for
November and December. Tn the present activ
ity of business, the Secretary said, he was un
willing: to permit th^ operations of his depart
ment to aggravate present conditions in the
money market
It was thought best to anticipate two quar
terly payments at one time, as in this way hold
ers of registered bends will need to send the
bonds to the Treasury to be stamped only once.
instead of twice.
The House to-day passed the bill permitting
al banking associations to makf loan.-; on
state as security arid limiting the amount
of such loans. The vote was 111 to 51. The
banker- tn the House urged the passage of th->
bill, while if opponents Insisted that real estate
was not a proper security for national banks.
The nfirs that Secretary Shaw had decided to
prepay interest on bonds did not reach Wai!
Street until long aftor the close of Stock Exchange
business. It' had been the prevailing impression
during the day that he would do nothing at present
for the relief of the money market, although the
announcement that he would be In this city to-day
served as a slight encouragement. tall money
opened at IS per cent, and in the conn* of th« day
went as hgh as 3- per c*nt. most of th» loans be
ing arransrM nt SO per cent. The c!n*!nir rat» wa.»
8 por font. Rat«»s for tim* money vre »?!n*pr. S
per cent being given fi r ninety-day t";m<« nm! •>
per cent bid and 6--- a*k ri 'l for "I* mon'hV fun<l«
Stock advanced toward noon, on rumor • .t P#e«
retary Shaw would '.ik- *i«m* relief net 100, «!•» ■"••«•.«
on Washington dispatches denying the?"
nnd advanced again In th* hint hour.
net losses chmvn tn th« majority •■ f ! «
foreign exchange market »■«« »«-.ik, ire» <I««m*Jiil
sterling rate de<linlnjr 35 points »'■ ♦»»:.*. at t»n»
(The principal f>atnrr« of Wimlsn *h»w - • mm.. l
report will be found on I'aßr !.'.•
Attains Average Speed of 184S8
Knots an Hour.
Rockland, Me., Dec 5. — Under conditions of
ter and sea which might easily have been
the first class battleship Vermont had
] „.,- screw standarisation tests over a measured
mile of the Rockland course to-day, and came
fully- up to expectations. Her fastest speed
with tidai corrections was at the rate of IV.VJ
knots an hour. The number of scr»w revolutions
producing that speed was 115.47 a minute.
An average speed of 1&.488 was obtained in
the faste?' three of fourteen runs, and th« fig
ures computed from th* entire standardization
trials showed that in order to meet the contract
requirement of 1* Jfr.^ts an hour, the propellers
would have to make 1 14 •>»» revolutions a
minute. To-morrow the battleship will leave
Rockland for a four hours' trial run at sea, on
the basis of this standardization.
The Fore River Shipbuilding and Engine Com
pany, or" Quincy, Mass.. builder of the Vermont,
•presented during the trials by tile presi
dent of the company, ex-Rear Admiral Fran* is
T Bowles and Other prominent officials. I>ieu
temirr i "orniriander J. 1,. Gow, Inspector of ma
chinery, and R. M. Watt, Kiipervlsln* construc
tor, represented the navy.
Concord. N. H., Dec . > -George B. I.ightnn, of
Dublin, to-day announced his candidacy for
United States Senator to succeed Senator Burn
ham. Mr. LJghton is a Republican.
Danville. Va., Dec. , >.— The grand Jury to-day
Indicted four leading coal and wood dealers of
Danville for criminal conspiracy to control and
regulate prices for these commodities.
t- —
IByTVI'-Kr ■■; to The Tribune. )
Detroit, Dec. ft.— Frank E. Kirby. the naval
architect, has been engaged by the Hudson
River Day Line to design another boat for use
between New York and Albany. It will be
named the Robert Fulton, and is expected to be
even larger than the Hendrick Hudson, built
after the plans of Mr. Klrby and placed in
operation some month* ago. I»uls E. Kiel, of
Detroit, will probably design the interior decora
tions, having done that. work on the Hudson.
opDoslta Hippodrome. Parisian Tta Room. Patisse
rie dittoed Francalsa". Bonbons. Catalogue— Advt.
He and Mrs. Hughes Inspect the
Executive Mansion.
Albany. C>ec. 5. — Oswemey-esßCt and Mrs.
Charlea E. Hughes returned to New York to
night, after spending: the afternoon ■with Gov
ernor and Mrs. Higgins. The visit was of a
ooclal nature and Mr. Hughes had nothing to
sar for publication.
Mr. and Mrs. Hushes reached Albany just be
fore noon, were met by Colonel Selden E. Mar
vin, the Governor's military secretary, and es
corted by him to the executive mansion, where
Governor and Mrs. Higgins welcomed them. The
four had luncheon together at the Ten Eycfc,
but most of the time was spent In looking over
the mansion, where Mr. and Mrs. Hughes •will
make their home, for the next two years.
Mr. Hughes also visited the executive cham
ber, where he was greeted by several of the
state officials. He had a somewhat extended
talk with Superintendent Franchot of the De
partment of Public Works, and discussed Tith,
John F. O'Brien, Secretary of State, the plans
for Inauguration ceremonies on New Year's Day.
Governor-elect Hughes returned last night on th»
train reaching New York at 8 o'clock.
"It was a trip to Albany In the Interest of (I**
mestic economy," he said, "and not of politics.
Mrs. Hughes and myself wanted to see where we
were going to live."
It was news to Mr. H-iphes that Governor
Hljrcins had appointed Lieutenant Governor Bruce
to the Supreme Court bench. He did not comment
Does Not Expect to Take Part in Wash
ington Conference.
Albany. Dec. 5. — Governor Higgles said to-nig-ht
that he expecred to go to New York to-morrow on
private business, thence to his home at Olean for
the remainder of the week. He said he did not
expect to go to WashinsMn to join the proposed
Republican conference there, in whi<«h Governor
elect [ughes. State Chairman Woodruff and others
will take part.
Minister to Peru To Be Made Am
bassador at Rio.
[From T'aa Tribune Kureau. J
Washington. Dec. 5. — Irving B. Dudley, of
California, who since June, 1597. has been Ameri
can Minister to Peru, is to succeed Lloyd C
Grlscom ns Ambassador to BraziL As already
announced. Mr. Qrtacom Is to succeed Henry
Whit* as Ambassador to Italy, Mr. White going:
to Paris a* successor to Robert S. McCormick.
who will roslgn from the diplomatic service
about March 4. the time hen all these changes
Rr*> scheduled to take place.
Mr. Dudley has v.d with marked ability In
Lima, and for some time the President has been
considering his eligibility for promotion. When.
H-rretary Root recently visited South America
1,.- was much impressed with the ability of the
American Minister to Pern, and It was probably
!h« report of thu Secretary of State which led
th» President to decide in favor of Mr. Dudley.
The President has not yet decided on a suc
cessor to George Yon L. Meyer, who will r^
!«iim from his post as Ambassador to St. Peters
burg to become Postmaster General, presumably
about March 1. The indications, however, are
that the President will go outside th« present
diplomatic service to ■ hoosa a successor to Mr.
Meyer. Charles Page Bryan, of Illinois, now
Minister to Portugal, has been regarded a3 the
probable successor of Mr. Griscom, but the
President has derided in favor of Mr. Dudley.
London Papers Comment on Mr. Shaw's Re
port — Currency Proposals "Bold."
London. Dec. <5. — "The Pally Mall" comments thl3
morning on the "tale of amazing prosperity" told
in Secretary Shaw's repor:. It attributes the
prosperity almoat entirely to Th" system Of pro
tection. The pare" says the striking fact about
this dnzziin^ prosperity is that it prevails In a
country whlcb British frva trailers flfre«Ti y^ars
ano pretllrted would be ruined by protection. "The
Daily Mall" regards Secretary BBsrw*a currency
proposals as bold and «ay» they would not be
feasible were it not for •;..» J*v>.nno.OOO In duties
collected In tolls from fnreisn countries.
"Th» SfHni.ir ! " porttfndfng that the report
shows that th*> duM>»s» usually associated with th<»
great state banks of Eur"r*» are t>> be assumed by
the Treasury of the United States, says It is a
highly lr.tr'r^stins experiment, whirs will be
watched h^re with mon* Interest than anxiety.

Company Said to Have Ordered 650-Foot
Vessel for American Service.
London, Dae. ».— "The Dally afeadT* says that the
White Star Steamship Company has ordered an
other RT.f>-font steamship from Harland & Wolff for
the American passenger service.*
Boston. Dec. s.— Frederick G. DannltM. clerk
to Captain C. MoJl WinKlow of the cruiser
Charleston, was arrested on his arrival at this
port to-day from South America as a passenger
on the steamship Harmodlus. The charge Is
desertion, and is based on Bennlck's alleged
failure to secure a quantity of gam* which bad
been ordered for Secretary Root on the occasion
Of his recent visit to South America.
Bennlck is declared to have deserted from the
Charleston Instead of carrying out his orders to
procure the food. He declares that he was de
layed on his mission ami that when he arrive.!
at the port his ship had sailed.
Taken with your trw:\i» enrlcl.es the blood.
II T l>«wey & Sous Co.. Us Fultuu St.. New York.
— Advt.
rnrcE three cexts.
Japanese Controversy and Negro
Troop Case Come Up.
The machinery of elation began to mors>
In Concress yesterday. and the day In Washing
ton wag a busy one.
The House pawr! a bill allowing nutior.a!
banks to make loan* on real estat» serrrrity.
and the Senate asked fur Information on tuo
Japanese schf>ol controversy.
Secretary Taft made public a part of his an
mini report, explaining and dpfenrlin; the action
of the War Department In connection with tL»
dismissal of Negro troops.
"Secretary Shaw released $12,000,000 of cav
ernment funds to relieve financial strinseney.
and sent his annual report to th*« nonne.
Th" Japanese Ambassador. In the name of ht»
povernment. thanked th*» President for the ex
pressions In his message on the school con
Irvine B. PtidlPT. now Minister to Per«, la
to be made Ambassador to Brazil.
Philippine Tariff and Shipping BO*
— Currency Legislation Unlikely.
[3Von» The Trillion* Bantu. 1
Washington. Dec 5. — The Committee on ths>
Order of. Business in the Senate, known as "ta©
steering: committee. will not meet until somo
time In January, but It Is already possible to>
make an approximate forecast of the work for
the next few weeks. To-raorro-w the £Tenat»
■will probably pass the- Anti-Gambling bill in
troduced In the House by Representative Little*
field and favorably reported from th« Cosnr2ltt«e>
on Territories by Senator Borsliam, last session.
This bill prohibits gambling in all forma in tha>
District of Columbia and tha territories, and pre
scribes severe penalties for all violations. Sen*
ator Bumhara la making at> urge::* effort to
have It passed, and believes that he has dis
armed the opposition and will be successful.
The Senate will adjourn to-morrow until Mon
day, when Senator Burrows expects to call u>
the Smoot case. It is probable that th.a case will
occupy considerable time before the holiday re
cess. although, In. the opinion, of th* leaders,
there is little likelihood that a vote wi:: bo
reached this session.
Everything p.
Al^eciraa treaty on the : . .* later th©
Dominican treaty will also be
. on.
la view of tho President's recommendation.
the Employers' Liability bill, which Is to be
voted on in January, vrtll probably pass.
It is expected that the Philippine Tariff bill
will be reported out a..d that it. will pass tia
Senate, although possibly noc until it has been
amended to provide for the levying of f>o per
cent of the Dingley ratea Instead of 23 per cen:.
as is provided by the House measure.
There appears to be no enthusiasm back of the
recommendations that currency legislation be
passed, and it is not believed that any Important
legislation of this character will be enacted.
Senator Lodge Introduced his Child Labor bill
to-day, and Senator Beverids© haa already in
troduced .-!. Both Senators will endeavor to
secure favorable action at this session. SB*
Beveridge will to-morrow introduce his amend
ment to the Meat Inspection law. which h»
hopes and believes will be adopted.
Talk of a considerably abbreviated Shipptr.*
bil!, which is r.o-w heard la the House, is dis
tressing to the advocates of this measure In th«
Senate, but it Is probable that the upper house
•wltf accept anything It caa get from the lower
and be thankful, regarding it as at least an.
entering wedge. The steadily increasms and
enormous surplus is regarded as furnishirg an
additional argument why the , Shipping bill
should be placed on the statute books.
Beyond the measures here referred to* the:*
seems little likelihood of general legislation at
this session.
Advocates of Subsidy Legislation
Gain Confidence.
[Trots Tt:» Tr!t>u=« Bnr»sa.l
Washington. Dec 5. — Whether shrr» subsidy
is to be considered tn the House at this session
of Congress and enacted Into law, Senat*
having already acted favorably asi the measure,
will probably be determined at the first meeting
of the Committee on Merchant ilarlna and nsh
•rtes. to be held to-morrow. The advocates of
the legislation gained new hope to-day a3 a re
sult of -what they termed the "conversion" of
Representative Watson, of Indlar-a, whose vota
against the bill In committee at the last ■■■•asi
made a tie and prevented the measure being ro
ported. Mr. Watson, who returned to Washing
ton to-day, said he would not opoae ship subsidy
lesialation. and was decidedly la favor of gran:
ing a subsidy to encourage better coanualca
on with South America if no has is enacted for
the encouragement of shipping generally.
a movement developed tn tha House to-day
with the object of uniting the subsidy forces la
support of the suggestion made In the Presi
dent's message that a subvention for South
American lines be granted If there Is no other
legislation on the subject. The special plea for
better shipping facilities between this country
and South America made by Secretary Root aa
a result of his South American trip and In
dorsed by the President Is believed to have Im
pressed even the niemoers of Conpress from the
Middle West, who hay« heretofore opposed shit*
subsidy with visor. The situation is such that
the *hip subsidy advocates will profit by the
arousins of public Interest and they are confident
of subsidy legislation of some sort at tht*
session. The attitude cf Speaker Cannon toward
the subvention bill Is still unfavorable, accord-
Ing to hla associates, but the subsidy men are
bringing all their guns to bear, and once tha
measure is on tho floor of the House they are
confident the objections of the Speaker will not
Washington. Pec. 5.- President Roosevelt to-dxy
sent to Congress papers relating to the "Walter
Reed Memorial Association, with a recommenda
tion that action b« taken toward fartherins the
plan* of the organization. It is suggested taat
financial aid be given to the association, but the
President confine* Us expression to "the earnest
hop* that Congress will take suitable action." He
says that "Major Reed's part la the lIBSSSIa
which resulted in teaching us how to cop* with
yellow tever was such as to render mankind hla
debtor and thia nation should in aume profey
ttLsUjn. bear witut^a to thia tact."

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