OCR Interpretation

New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, January 01, 1907, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1907-01-01/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

V OL - I2ryi.v.:K°- 21.961.
Same Old Jam in Broadway Cele
brates Funeral and Birth.
With a screech of horn and pop of champagne
and near- champagne cort:s the old year was
hustled out into the cold and wet at midnight,
and 1307. somewhat damp* but fresh and vigor
ous, was welcomed. A few people went to church
In the gooff old-fashioned way. but most of New
York joined the merry wine agent and the mem
ber of the "merry-merry out of a job" nt th©
Broadway lobster palaces.
The kiid« r';3 crowd turned out to celebrate.
It was the seme Crink-huntlnsr. horn-blowing
and swearing jar-.. Tho rain and the police
Joined in the usual ruffianism, but nevertheless
the crowd in Broadway was what has become
known ns "th« typical Nev.' York crowd." It was
& crowd acting strictly on th" principle than its
■Jim tolera.nct> of disorder and desire to make
Itself most offensively evicV?nt gave it warrant to
stop at nothing In the. way of ruffianism and dis
order short of actual indecency.
It flawed up and down Broadway, in and out
of c&f£s and restaurants. No decent woman for
an hour before raldntgStt was able to make her
way through the Jam without suffering annoy
ance, and even insult. Horns wore blown in her
face, the beeolled "tlekjers." bedraggled bunches
of feathers loft over from Coney Island, were
thrust in her eyes by ruffians In various de
grees of intoxication. Her escort was power
less usually; Th» rolicenpprared to be helpless,
although the crowd was of considerably smaller
dimensions than in previous years. The Ten
derloin patro! wagon was kept hitched up all
the nljjht, *>'Jtlits services were not railed upon^
Special police &rrani?e:nentß had been made 'ln
the day by Bhief Inspector Cortrißht to keep the
usual Saturnalia within reasonable limits. Or
ders were pfs-en to stop the use of the filthy
ticklers and the throwing, of confetti In the
street. They were used, just the same. The,
only effect the .police seemed to have had was
to keep the crowd moving along Broadway and
14th street rather more rapidly than usual.
Inspector Nally kept the crowd in good order
» round Trinity. This Is usually an easy task,
for those In lower Broadway save their energy
to use in producing an ear splitting racket to
drown out the Trinity chimes. They succeeded
In doln? po last night as usual.
One-hundred-and-twenty-flfth street was un
usually quiet. Inspector Dennis Sweeney being
in charge and keeping even sporadic attempts
at disorder down with a stern " hand. There
were men stationed, too, at the subway and
elevated stations.
New York has nns other way to celebrate .'
the birth of a new year— by filling up with food,
and drink as though the seven lean years of the
Egyptian famine were at hand.
For months in advance Broadway hotels, and
restaurants had Bold every table, even with th©
provision that nothing but champagne would ba
served after midnight. A few of the crowd were
•'brilliant." At the other flashier eating and ,
drinking places the raucous voices of women
drowned out the music of the bands.
At such places as Martin's, the Astor, the
Knickerbocker and the Waldorf the head -waiters
reaped a harvest equal to many of the visitors'
yearly salaries. Fifty dollars were asked and re
ceived for a table without a murmur. At the
Astor fully three thousand persona were eating
and drinking at midnight. The Orangerle, the
Pompelan room and the Louis XIV room were
jammed, and bo were the Indian room in the
basement and the dozen smaller eating places In
the big hotel. There were bands all over.
By a new system of electrlo lighting at mid
night every light went out, and then a jr< ung
girl appeared In the main dicing room sur
rounded by light and showering favors upon
the crowd. Among: those at the Ajstor were
Stephen H. P. Pell, F. S. Bourne, Captain I*
W. Btotesbury. Captain Church. W. Qould
Brokaw, Captain Q. A. Hamilton and Joseph
V. Tiffany. ''*/<• ■
The first New Year's In the New Knicker
bocker was celebrated In fitting fashion, among
the guests being Colonel John Jacob Astor.
Every table in the main dining room, the
■mailer rooms and the private dining- rooms
was filled. The decorations were of ferns and
wifd roses, and there were sir orchestras,
One of the jolliest celebrations was that of the
Blind Men's Improvement Club, -which celebrated
with the loud blasts of horns, stamping of feet,
singing, addresses and a dinner.
The club is less than eight months old, but
has more than fifty members. They held their
meeting last night In the Mott Memorial Hall,
No. 64 Madison avenue.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, the !
watch night services in the various churches
throughout the city were well attended. Dr.
Hugh Blrckhead, the rector, conducted the ser
vices In St. George's- Church, In Rutherford
Place. Singing of hymns, with the reading of
the litany, occupied th* time until 11:30. After
a period of sttont meditation lasting until 1 1 ..Vi, j
the New Year was ushered In with the singing
Of "Rise My Soul and Stretch Thy Wings." fol
lowed by communion. services.
The old John Street Methodist Church held Its
on" hundred and fortieth Watch Night service
and New Year's observance. It began with a.
meeting of the Wesley Brotherhood and merged
Into the annual love feast.
Dr. Johnston preached the New Year's sermon.
In connection with the home missionary work he
announced the publication of a new paper to be
devoted to the work. It will be entitled "The
Christian Republic," of which he will be editor.
Just before midnight the entire congregation
kneeled In prayer and remained kneeling until
the new year, arrived.
Ther* was a large attendance at the special
thanksgiving services In St. Patrick's Cathe
dral, conducted by Archbishop Farley, who
gave the pontifical benediction. He was as
sisted by Father Hughes us deacon and Father
Byrne as isuh-deacon.
Monaignor Lavelle preached.
••We can thank Almighty God for the blessing
of living under the American nag and the
Axnerl^Lfl constitution, both of vbich confer
upon ua security of life and limb and an oppor
tunltv to develop all that is good within us,"
h* gejg, "Wo mm likewise, be thankful foh
th" opportunity the Church has to; grow and
prosper under fair and equitable laws.
£fi.'£We can nnderetand'these blc-ealngs best when
v.. USSJISIII ourselves with , ; our -persecuted
brethren Jn France. There in the name of liber
ty •very contract has be^n broken, sacred
pledge ,];,'.■.). and not this alone, but an at-
Urnpt'h** been. made to put a yoko around the ,
neck of the Church .•:--• bear, her down to ■!»▼- ;
W. Hut. |th God'i help,, r-'-rhar-B before an- ,
other N»tv Year comes around, .we, will have ma |
Pleasure of knowing that the Church In France
1-free «*-;.'n V.> prey that this chansre. will
;k> ! i>rrright; about" by an aroused public opinion
' in ii '»/• AtDerJtH," . •«• ,
" I'rh^r'ii w£.i the usual- crowd near St. Patrick s j
&4intinued «n tecoad oar*. J
To-da.r. partly rlnud.r.
To-morroiv, fair; w.uthn^t wind*.
publican Members of Assembly
for Copper Man, 68 to 1.
I>enver. Dec. 31.— Simon Guggenheim's elec
tion as United States Senator to succeed
Thomas M. Patterson Is assured by the action
of the Republican members of the General As
sembly In caucus this afternoon. Mr. Guggen
helm'a candidacy was Indorsed by a voto of
68 to 1.
Seventy of the one hundred member* of the
N*omtrißt«<s for rmt*d States =enaftr from Cclorada
legislature ure Republicans, and all but on« of,
them took part In tho caucus.
In an Interview to-day Mr. Guggenheim said:
If I go to the Senate It will not be to repre
sent the emeltlng company or any other com
pany rr any private Interest 1 will «o as S non
Guggerhftlm. plain rlt'zen, to represent the State
of Colorado, An honorable ambition la permitted
to every man, even to the wealthiest. ;ii:<l It Is
my ambition to serve my country.
When I was ?. younger man I had the ambi
tion to make myself Independent, l have done
that I wanted Independence that i might «■«
Into politics with free hands. Why should not
an Independent man serve his country with all
his wealth and all his heart as well?
Simon Guggenheim was born '■■• Philadelphia on
December 10, 18CT, and was educated In the public
schools of that city. He travelled a road for two
years to study French"; Gwman and Spanish, and
In USf, In New York, married Miss Olga Hlrsli. In
ISS9 be went to Pueblo.' Col., with Ms brother, and
engaged in mining and wnolllnif. He la now a
member of the executive committee of the Anvil
can Smelting and Refining Company, an-l retains
hie citizenship in Colorado, voting there regular
Mr Guxgenhelm was at one t ir-;.- >„ ■••••ii l>y
the Silver Republlrann of Colorado for Lleutenani
Governor, but declined the nomination, although
the Uck'-t wan £l<-<-t««J. The lame part; nominated
him for Governor in IKS^, and lie whs Indorsed by
the People's parts but again he withdrew from
th<* ticket In 1904 Ik was Kepubllcan Presidential
Kl«vtor from Colorado. He la n member of tli<-
Uwv^ri!' and Harmonic clubs, of New York: of
th« ProßrcKS <"iiil>. -if Denver: of the Pueblo Club,
of Pn*>blo ai I of ibe Alta Club, of Bali Lake City.
H« lives nt th»« Brown Palace i! <'-i. In Denver,
and ha« offices In th< Boston Building, Denver, anil
at So. 71 Broadway, New York.
Report Thai Brazil Will Try to
Float -$60,000,000 Here.
Rio Janeiro, Dec-. 31.— President Penna ha»
authorized a municipal loan of $50,000,000. It
Is rumored that the Mayor of the city will try
to float the loan In New York.

Mexico City, Dec. 31. — After having: driven
from Boston to wtthls a. Uw mUc« of Mexico
CltT Oinr>« J. midden was forced to abandon
a wrecked motor car and finish his trip to Mex
ico city aboard a 1a 1 train. Neither he nor any
member of his party was injured, but the auto
mobile is lying In a ditch near Teoealeo. fifty,
miles from Mexico Clt}
MRS. SAGE LENDS $725,000.
Mrs! Mar<?srct O. SRge. widow of Russell Sage.
has. lent $375,000 at 4 '-i P«r cent to Josephine v Mac
donnld, on the prsml>w No*. 718 and 720 Broadway.
The mortgage • HI be due on February 1. 1910. Sho
i■■ taa lent «SO,(00 al t% per cent for about three
: ,. r ," r , ', '» Thlrty-flftll Wreet and Fifth Avenue
•;:' pv „„ n plot with * frontage Ofabout 31
'„".•.'';,,, -, "ast Blre of Mfth avenu* 65 feet aouth
0 4'.tn street. - ''""'*' li
Uf- m-.ke cure Wine.", and Mature them naturally.. |
fll"T™DewS I Sons Qo ; . 13S, Fulton St.. New, York. |
— AdvL
Scores of People Injured in B. $ O.
Disaster Still in Hospitals or Homes.
Washington, Dec. 31. -The Baltimore & Ohio
wreck at Terra Cotta last night grows In mag
nitude n.i the hours pass. Th* most conserva
tive estimate of the dead to-nlaht Is three,
with threescore of Injured In the hospitals or at
their homes, suffering from wounds and fractures
sustained In the. rear-end collision which com
pletely demolished the two day conches and the
smoker attached to the local Frederick. Md ex
l.re««<4, No. CO. Several of the most seriously In
jured are expected to die during the night, and
the death list may yet reach sixty <■: more
Heartrending and pitiful were th*> set > i at
the city viorguff to-day, where hundred.* <r per
sons flocked to nR-i«! the police In the Identifica
tion of the dead.
The list of Identified d"ad follow »:
AUSTIN, K»nn!f. Negro, Wnshtnpiun.
IMIM.T, oi!!n L. . ttilrtr-flva :»in old, X«*aiU. •' 'l.'.a.
HAL! WIN I^nts w . .... yean oM. Jut
Crane*. N. J.
BALDWIN. Mary X \Vi»felnetao.
BARNES, Mia I. A. >rra CY>tta. D C
BELT, Di I. Oliver. Washington, chief iurg«cn of :h«
Kplscopal Ey«. t£ar jind Throat Hen Hal. and nirj"^
f r Baitlrn •- x Ohio na!!r«ail.
BKLT, Edward M., i«v«n :'..r» old, son tit Dr. Belt.
BELT, St. flair.
BORRER, Mlai 'rtr.ne IT.; n!n»:«-n years* o!4. Wlfh
, I nt* ton, milliner,
TJOHHKR. Mary Alice. WuMngtco.
BOXD. J. A., ■ddrai'a unknown.
BON*I>, 6. I*, a<l<Jr<vt» unknown
BROWN. Commodore I*.. Washington, compositor, tiov
ernmer.t Printing OHler.
BROWN, Mm wife of Commodore-^*. Brown
BUTTS. v.-. Bain* V.. i .>•■ i.-* oi.l, irlfp „f .r.
Prank Uu'U, ■ r the Waablngton lira;:.-! !w;.o::nunr.
CAIIISn, ::'■» ilary a. Washington, Identified by ■ '-,-
Tror.i Jin/?.
CHASE, ••:•.» Frank Jt.. South Ilruuklan-l, i). C.
CHASE. . lafaj I i lilld <.f Mm. Chaac.
COLE, M!cs Nellie. Y«.rk. I'wr.n.
COMPHSR. ••■■:• :.• •• thirty year* bid. Washington]
COOK, Mis. May. Washington.
COOK. . Infant <->iii.i „' Mr?. May Cook!
COR>TWEIJL| Carrie. twenty- tw.> jr,u« . •!. \Yn«h!ns;on.
CROSS. V -, Roaalje, tr/enty- three >«-ar« oM. Washington.
CUNLO, Ann six j«-ant old, '.Wi.. ngtoi
<<■.!.'< Frsnc'«~. eighteen month* oU, \S aahinytuti
DALY, Oliver I- . \Vashtnjton,
dARRETT, Edward 1,. f..rf.-IU« y/.-.ri ..!.!. Wnvj. \ ; , K -.,u
HARRIS. Dr. /•:. CalthWr. d»rs:iß:. U.it'i.iint. :.
HiajßlE. li.nry. Jirooklunc;. It >'.
UIGHIK, ■.■••:.. H»v^n yt-nri old, n.n -_„' M..,, tl!t*j>.
KING, T. .1.. K<»n3lrii.-if.n, MJ.. <.rjt&r,t)>t m Wefleyaa
%!«••',■. tTptsropal Church. Washington, an.! si;-..:*
t'clan.of i Olt* :-' •■. - Xu-.ul . lb«< aUrv.
KULII, i.i : V.. !\vi-t:iy-fi\« ■• i - uW, U'a*hlnst>n.
I.KKill Kivdarich U'ssh log tali Junction. AM . braU-inan
mi Frederick train.
LIPPOLU, Mary, thirty yror^ uM. nrniklsirr). l». C.*, < m •
ii|o.\e of the U.ircau ol Engra^ ing and TrluUiK
I/'«K,"A, Leo Washington, i l«*.
U'c'AOHKV, -- - . youngest son of J. A. :.'.■< •rkli-.v.
iialt'morfl i!.!»-r i-lprlt i,, (J^nrral RupesUiMndent Item
of :hf Baltlrnore -v i • .:■■ Railroad.
MEHKLINO, Minnie H., twenty-five years old. Waab-
Ingti i
MERTZ, Theodore. v.-. York, nraei or .•.>- :n ■ ■■ ■-
MKTZ. Thom.ia. tw«ntj ■tsu jtr.rr bid, .•-,,..• »n. M
Mil. l.l' AN" Lucy Hutm. Deanwood. D. C. ■
PBAXMAN, Mr- D 0., XVculiirigtcn.
UKAIIINfi. MIM lan VV.. Waahlngton
t:kf-:\ EB, mips. Takoma, D C.
REID. Elisabeth, Wnshintion.
ROHERS. ' \ortn»n. thirty inn old.^ Marion, Ir.'i ,
local traflle niinfir for the Central I.'nlon To'»
phon» Corr.pany.
UUPI'ERT. - Wndhinnton: merchant.
HTfItGEOK. Mabel, twmlf years old. tTaablngtoa
STHROEON*. l:cy;r,on<l Infant. ■
WHITE. otia. Broakland, l>. C.
WRIGHT, John, Nos;ro. n«ltlmore: ill«.l In honplt»l. '
WRIGHT. "Mairilalnif. * >*era old. Negro. Baltimore.
NnldrniiH*«l S*era. at Providence Hospital.
Women, girls, and even men with iron nerves
Bhrieked, sobbed and fainted as their relatives
or friends were found- among the thirty-two
corpses strewn about the floor. Coffins, wicker
baskets arid winding sheets were found on all
sides. It was a day never to be forgotten. '
Officials of the Baltimore & Oh Railroad are
conducting an Investigation of the wreck In.Bal
timore, for the purpose of placing the responsi
bility for the terrible disaster. General Superin
tendent Todd exonerated Milton Phillips, the op
erator at the' Takoma block station, the- last
signal station that the equipment train passed
before crashing .the passenger-train at Ter
ra Cotta. The superintendent declared that
Phillips was obeying the Instructions when he
went home at 0:30 o'clock, leaving the "double
green" signal burning. .While making no posi
tive charge, Superintendent Todd Intimated that
the burden of the blame would fall upon the
engineer and crew of the extra. The five mem
bers of the crew, who were arrested soon after
the accident, are now being held to await the
result of the official -investigation. They ore
Harry H. Hildebrand,. engineer; Ira C. McClel-'
land, fireman; Frank F.'.Hoffmeir,- conductor;
Ralph Rutter, brakeman, and r 'Wllliam A...?Cor
rls/baggage master.; : :' . .
' . Gazing vacantly between the Iron bars of his
" Continued an third pac*
Heaviest Bill on Record Being Con
sidered by House Committee. .
[From The Trlhun" I'.'tr^ai }
Washington, Dec. lll.— The largest River and
Harbor bill in the history of the country will be
reported to the House on January 14 by Chair
man Barton's committee, sub-committees of
which have been holding sessions during tho
holiday roc fin The appropriations made in It
will approximate $75.000.0CH> "0r $80,000,000
' About three-eighths of the appropriations In
the bill will be for cash expenditures, and th?
remali eighths will lie authorized for
projects extending over a number of years, some
of which are now undor.way. Not for ten years
has such'- it big iaidget bet-n prepared by the
Rlren) and 'Harbors Committee. Ten yours aso
.<l .• r:-<} ;,>i w;is appropriated !n cn:=h and $."{>.
• "i|»". -'i*- 1 M worth of work was authorized,! mak-
Ing a total of $72.275.054 91, Three years went
by before another such measure was passed,
and ■ -ii $ii»,f)iU.S4i 94 vas appropriated in cat
and $23.5Rn.324 ;:: was authorised a total of
93 ».!i." Sli;r» u7. In 1002 the cash appropriation
was 520,771^42 and $38,336,100 was authorized.
The total ,-is $«,", 107,002. The bill which was
passed In WOTi carried a total of s.".."i.':i'i<;. ".:;:: 04,
of which 181 >:;, 41 was ;n; n cash and $17.
lS4.i;r.7f.n was authorized.
The committee met to-day and discussed the
general projects, but uo reports from sub-com
mittees were received, ami n<>n»» will bo for a
we«»k or more. The discus was Informal and
no decision was r^.iohed.
It Is expected that tntr? will be :; contest over
the adoption of the plan f.>r the 14-foot water
way from Chioi •to St. la.uls. costing ■ $1.<K»0.
<mm). Thu mt-mherH fn.i.i the ■!-■:: Volley
will favor the project, but ir is not probable it
will . • •■•■■■■■ ■ -i »l this session. The iiu
prension is thru the chairman I.« opposed to It.
.-:: :■■.-. at this time. He ha" strenuously advo
cated'a policy of undertaking only sin-h number
>..' Improvements ;ts can '>< lluishril within a
reasonable time, ."tk! is opposed ti> the ■ -..-lit
system of scattering appropriations.
A ■-..-. r »>.° t':<; committee said to-day that it
.-.-,:, if ..'•.• ' i ; lie i he policy to finish all the
most imp it« I improvementH now under way.
It may l,e said without lePtiOD that > t >pg will
'•■>■ taken to i'i>in]>lt ie aa scon as possible the
...« 'rove men Is in New York Harbor. This '•'•
c'.u'des the entarjjeinent of Ambrose Channel
from a point Jus) .below the Narrows In a south-
I-:'-: direction to tin sea. This was orlu-
In'ally cr'tlmated to cost ?G,00!>.000. but n con
tract.'waa made for $4.<500.(-HK». The work now
;n piossicss Is b'.-ing dena i>v government dre3gs».
Considerable concern hag been expressed by
he army ofTlcers who have liver and harbor
Improvemt-ntE in v'hr».:-^e. lest t^i'* enforcement
of the >--'.- hour law In government contract
work Increase their erst. Pome liave estimated
in- Increase, ) cost aa high ns fiom L'"> to ,"ii> ;i>;"
cent. The validity of the law Ins been ques
tioned by th«- rontractprsj and it Is probable that
a test ens:' will reach the Supreme Court In a ,
short t) ne, Decisions of the lower courts have ;
sustained the new law. These officers say that
tho natural Increase, due to Increased cool of
material run? high wages, is only si small part
of that due U. the law.
There was never greater pressure for river
pnd harbor legislation than at present. The
[river «nd harbors congress, which convened in
Washington recently, has done a great deal to
crystallize sentiment In favor of liberal appro
priations. In recent years the number of sen
arate projects has been diminished by the con
solidation of .■>:••'• and the dropping of others, ;
hut the number in the hill this year will hie '
about four hundred. Among the projects that
will probably carry are a new "•Boo* 1 lock and
alternating channels In the Detroit River, at v
cost of $6,000,000, Ihe deepening of the harbor
at Boston, -.mil extensive Improvements of the
ware and Mississippi rivers. ...
Salvation Army's Plan to Prevent Self-Mtir
der in London.
• London, Dec. General William Booth,
commander-in-chlef of the Salvation Army, who
will »tart In February on a trip to Japan by way
of the Cntted States. ha.-< opened" a bureau in the
headquarters of the army in London," with the
avowed object of checking the spread of suicide.
General Booth explains that suicides generally
might be dissuaded .by a little sensible,^ sym
pathetic advice, and this the bureau will offer
without; any inquiry concerning the applicants^
antecedent* or circumstances.'' Confidences will
be' rigidly : respected and secrets inviolably pre
served. .•.'..:.'■•- ... ■ ■ ■ ■
Try Gold * Black, Label,- 1; 3ft 3 Crows. Sherries,
'only? standard sherries bottled' abroad.— ".'. ..
Mr. Rockefeller Adds to University
of Chicago's Endowment.
[By Telegraph to Tlm Tribune.]
Chicago. Doc. 31. John D. Rockefeller to-day
gave the University of Chicago a Now Year's
gift of $2,917,000, making his total gifts to th»
university In eighteen years $21,324,322.
The present to-day was received by the acting
President, Harry Pratt Judson, in a letter from
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. speaking for his father.
It was an unconditional present, and is one of
the largest gifts Mr. Rockefeller has made since
his initial subscription of $234,000 In January.
ISga. He gave the university $3,000,000 on No
vember 1. 1595. and $3,245,000 in December. 1904.
The hulk of the contribution Is in the form of
an addition to the endowment fun.!. To clear
up the year's deficit, increase the salaries of the
Instructors and provide for various improve
ments $217,000 is . allotted.' The endowment
fund of the university, enriched by the addition
of $2.700. % now reaches $10,552,615. which
•.lacs Chicago fifth in this respect among the
universities of the country. Glrard College has
an endowment of ?21. 495.072: Iceland Stanford,
Junior. University. $20,000,0t'O; Harvard, $18,
036.025. and Columbia, $1C.645.370.
Along with the gift, but Independent of it.
comes the announcement from" the board of
trust* that plans are nearing completion for
i ho erection of at least two and possibly three
dormitories for women, at a c »l approximately
<>f $100,000 each.
The gift follows the recent trip of Acting
President Judson. Martin A. Ryerson. president,
and C. I. Richardson, treasurer of the board of
trustees! nd William Heckman. business man
:ig,r, to New York a few weeks ago. While
there they vent ov*r the budget for the year
with Mr. Rockefeller and his agents, and pre-
Ptnted two lists of needs for the university, one
of which they considered as imperative, the other
us highly desirable. Mr. Rockefeller has given
practically everything they desired, and has ex
|,,.»?<iVcl hlTVpelf us j;!?iised with the economical
conduct of the Institution.
<i, ■ funds ;ir.' In gil edge securities, and the
estimate of the value of the gift Is based on the
market v*alue of the stocks and bonds.
Fog Nearly Make* Sexc York Vis
itors Share Fate of Immigrants.
Because ■•.•' the dense fog over the channel yes
terday ■nd all last night, three hundred New
Yorhe'rs who had gone over earls In the day
t« see lh>ir rrteuda were he!d on Ellis Island
until lons after II o'clock, and only the pluck
of the r,iiol saved them from spending a good
„ of -\'< --V Year's Day there. The fog was
.-o thick thai few pilots cared to venture from
their j >.i?. •nd the big ferryboats on the two
rivers moved more slowly than ever.
At c. o'clock the Xew Yorkers, men. women
and children, became impatient; but it was dan
gerous business to venture across to the Bat
tery, and the pilot hesitated. Th- crowds mur
mured and rushed back into shelter. In the
mean time. fifteen hundred immigrant?, whom
Commissioner Watchorn had seen prepared to
leave for the West, wore huddled together in the
big barges which were to convey them to the
railroad stations. They. too. wore getting impa
tient, but It was even more dangerous business
to start out with the. barges. Finally the Com
mlosloner decided that he would keep his Iraml
mnts another day. It was late then, and after
«'. o'clock it is no easy matter to find and cook
food for fifteen hundred hungry persons. But
the Commissioner ordered a midnight lunch to
be prepared for them. So at midnight, while
the crowds wen speeding the old year out. the
Immigrants were enjoying the best the island
The three hundred New Yorkers by I<> o'clock
had almost made up their minds to see the New
Year in with the Commissioner when the pilot
of the big ferryboat said he would try it. But
it was long after 11 o'clock when the ferryboat
pushed away from the Island. She landed her
passengers safely at the Battery and in time to
let them Join the howling crowds in Park Row.
Sailor Dead and Shore Leave Stopped—
Fogbound Ship in Port.
IBy Telegraph to '"■■•■ Tribune. J
Norfolk. Va.. Dec. Sl.— An officer from the bat
tleship Maine who cam* ashore to-night reported
that scarlet fever had broken out on that vessel
end that a sailor named Sherman had died from
the disease. He also saM that shore liberty was
cut off. The body si Sherman will be brought to
the Naval Hospital to-morrow for burial.
Just- how lore; the " epidemic • has- existed is not
known, neither Is It known to-night: how th- ais
ease found Its.. way on the ship, The. Maine, one
of the vessels which .vas fogbound 'with the Ken
tucky, " came ; into ? Hampton - Roida ; to-night - •
Big Gathering of Officials-Elect—.}
Fere of the Old leaders There.
[By TVI-crar* So "'■* TrttHM**.] '
Albany. Dec. 31.— A1l is ready to-night for th*
ceremonies Trh:ch will officially open the admin
istration of Governor Hughes to-morrow. Th«l
state officials and their «ucte«or?. the state ofl!-»|
clals-elect. the m-mbers of tiss new l^glslaturo
and a few of the old ones, and thousands. at
others who will be spectator?"' r actors In tho*
little pageant which accompanies the charts* to*;
state government are here.
Even to-night the celebration of the Inaugural!
ceremonies has begun. The inauguration ball',
is being held at the State' Armory, and Gov
ernor Hlggins was the guest of his military^
staff at a dinner at th«? Fort Orange Club..whlcla(
marked .his last night as Governor of New York.!
Governor-elect Hughes* is spending !loj
Year's Eve at the Executive Mansion with hi*
family. Except for a brief visit to the Ten Eye*
to see Governor Hissins this afternoon, he ha«V
been there all day. He has t-otupleted his in
augural speech, he finished his message to th*
Legislature to-night, and is bow waiting to tako
up the service of the people of this state. ;"" J
The great throng of Visitors is* at the hoteV
but there Is a. noticeable difference between the
gathering and similar assemblages In formal^
years. Both the personnel and atmosphere are
changed. The politicians present are not th»
same who have been prominent at previous in
auguration ceremonies, and few of them know*
the incoming Governor. There are none of IM
leaders of the old kind who claimed authority
and influence over Executive and Legislature,;
and there is .something In the air of the capital!
wTilch Indicates that political leadership Is not
to be a negotiable asset in th^rtransaotion of the
state's business.
The politician-!, offlceseekera and officeholders, .
both Republican and Democrat, are seeking
Information as to the probable policy 'of th»
new Governor quite as earnestly as th« lay
men, and even the few men here with whom
the incoming Executive is known to consul*
are not talking with authority.
The throngs of visitors began to com* into
the city early to-day In spite, of a heavy rain.
Uniformed militiamen swaggered through tho
?treeta. Legislators gathered In the hotel cor
ridors, discussing always the same things. t!*o
Individuality and policy of Mr. Hughes. Ques
tions of political appointments, even among tha^
Democrats, seemed to take second place to thisw
Chairman Woodruff of the Republican B tat*
Committee came In this afternoon. Ha «aWi
that he was to attend the inaugural ball andß
would go back to New York City on Thursday}
morning. He declined to discuss politics, batj
ventured the prophecy that no friction woui<S
come between Governor Hughes and th» 1*8»
Congressman Parsons, president of the Xrf*
York County Republican Committee, also bsj
here. Mr. Parsons is known to b© on* of thaj
strongest supporters of McDougal! Hawkes f«l|
the appointment as Superintendent of Publl*
Works, th© most Important place Governor
Hughes will hava to fill. H» will to-aight that)
he had come up to see the inauguration anJI
would go back to Washington or. "Wednesday,!
morning. ; j
William Halpln. who mad* tfce Odall flfhf"
with Qulgg against the election of Mr. Parsons*?
as county chairman, is here, too. but Mr. Ha'pligJ
Is one of those who are- seeking Information |
rather than furnishing guidance. .J
Frederick D. Kllburn. ex-Superintendent of 5 ;
Banks, is here. Francis Hendrick* is not; la
fact, few of the county leaders are. Messrs* j
Whipple and Franchot are of Governor Hlggrinss l
Cabinet, and so still axe in the city. Senator
Raines, too. Is present, but ex-Governor Ode! 1 *
William Warren. J. Sloat Faseett, Senator Mai*
by. George W. Aldridge. Colonel G«orp» "WV
Dunn, and many others have not bean here. ■'....
Most of the state officers have devoted th*:
day to closing up their business, putting Itla
readiness for their successors. Governor Hi- ;
gins himself >vas at th© Capitol, though suffer*. j
Ing much from a heavy cold. He said that ■
ther» were several vacancies In offices ■which ha j
might fill, but he would leave them for his suo- t
cessor. The Governor will welcome Governor j
Hughes into office, then will go back to Oleaa.:
to prepare for a winter in the South. i
Senator Grady. the Tammany warhorse, took
th« oath of office to-day, as did Senator Agnew. {
To-morrow's programme will begin 'with, » [
military parade at 11 a. m.. to escort- the ne^ri
Governor to the Capitol, where h.e will take tha f
oath of office. The inauguration ceremonies in
the Assembly Chamber will be held at noon. |
and there will be a reception by Governor j-
Hughes in the Executive Chamber after thaj
inauguration, and th© usual public recep
tion in the afternoon at the executive manjioa ,
by Governor and Mrs. Hughes. In the evenlnSJj
the Republican and Democratic members of;
both houses of th» Legislature will caucus to [-
select candidates "for offices of the houses. ThO;
Legislature will convene at noon on Wednes-J
day for organisation and to hear the first an- j
nual message of Governor Hughe? Then, it]
is expected, both houses will adjourn until]
Wednesday evening. January 0. when the 130 th.
session will begin in earnest. During th© inter—,
val the President pro tern, of the Senate and '
the Speaker of the Assembly will arrange th»{
appointments of committees of the two houses,
respectively. „ .-I
To-night's ball, which was given by Squad-*
ron A, was th* first of the kind In eight years..
On December 31. ISCS the same organization. ;
which acted as military escort to Governor-elect ;
Theodore Roosevelt, gave a military bail. Mr.
Hughes Is the first executive sine** Mr. Reose-,,
velt to be selected from New York City. ■«rhicJ»
accounts for the revival of he.. affair. . .-
It Was Spread Over Carpet, but.
Photographs Showed It.
The peculiar properties of radium recently en-»,
abled George B. Pegram. Instructor In physics at
Columbia University, to recover $8,000 worth of :
the substance which Dr. Robert Abbe, of St.,
Luke's Hospital, thought he had lost. Dr. Abba I
was one day using radium In the treatment of a.
patient and accidentally dropped a tube contain- j
ing sixty milligrams of It on the floor. The pre- ;
clous salt spread Itself over the carpet and could.
not be seen. Dr. Abbe applied to Mr. Pegram, [
who is Columbia's radium expert.
Mr Pegram visited the hospital and took with .'
him several photographic plates covered with :
black paper. These he placed on th« floor yrhera!
the radium had been lost. When the plate* were ■
developed he waa able to see the exact position
of the radium. He then had th© section, of X car
pet where the photographs had shown the salt
to be taken up and. with the dust under it. car
ried to his laboratory. _ • r-~£v_
■Mr. Pegram shook all the dust out of tne «<**,■
pet and by a simple chemical treatment' reowr
ered something more than sixty milligram* Of *
mixture of barium and radium bromiaa. ■»»»
he believes contained most of the salt tag* «••
lost. •• . -•' -' -^MwwiM—wamaMMiMiM

xml | txt