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our canals, our highways, ear forest preserves — .the protection of the public health, tri<^ problems created by th* congestion of popukviion In our great cities. lea<t to a constant exten&on of pov ernmpnial activity, from which we basmot ana "sve would not seek to escape. ■ This exteU'iac compels the strictest Insistence upon Ifte tefhest administrative stancfe.rtf«>. We n.v: v Kovernmrat of laws and not of "m*»n. V?e. luuboidiTzate individual caprice to defined duty. The essentials cf our liberties are exflßssiaad In constitutional enactments removed froto the risk of temporary agitation. Bat the security of our rnn^n-. despite its constitutional iruaran to*-:, ie found In the Intelligence and pubUc spirit ■ •■■;" its eJUfcens and in its ability to crZl to the ■work of a*in % .:nistratJon men ot sing!*; minded devotion to the p;ib!ic interests, -who cia&« un *felfls!i service to ibe state si point of kr.iglul? bant i. • If ;':; ': comJrt'FtrAtKsr: wa rr.akc the standard eflfrleney n .n not partisan advar ( t^g:c. 1* in exe ciitiruc the lews we ieal Impartially, if In mak ins the laws there te fan- and Intelligent action with n>fen«ea to each <»*l«eney. wo samll disarm Idem and seHWi a*tftators and take from the enemies of our peaco their vantage ground of attack. Ii is my Intention to employ my constitutional ;,<.w*m-s to t!;is pnri. I believe In th* sincerity and C-...1. 1 soiisf- of tbe people. 1 believe that they are Intent on having Bovermaent which recognizes i «> favored interests and which is not conducted in any pan for selfish end*. They will not be, e.iri the? idiouM not be. content with less. Relying: upon your support, and hoping to de servo your continued confidence, with the single e>eirw to safeguard your interests and to spcuro the honorable administration of the office to •which you have ealtod me I now enter upon the discharif- of its duties. BISHOP DOAXB OFFERS PRATER. Bishop Donne, of Albany, brought the cere tr my t" a closo with prayer. The decorations of the Assembly chamber were unusually pretty. At each end of the plat form huge palms had been massed. The gray stone walls which formed the back of the plat form were hung with buntingr sr«J American fiagp. High overhead, among the wires which msk« It possible for a speaker to bo heard in tfc* rear of the chamber, -were long 1 streamers id hunting, gracefully festooned, while over ; the heads of the people on the platform was a ! mass of greenery, with Christmas bells, and a , twinkling row of electric lights. "With the gay J uniforms of the soldiers and the handsomo : dresses ot! the women, the sceno was one of great beauty. The smoothness of the occasion was marred .somewhat by the fact that -wholly inadequate preparations had been made for receiving the jgueEte. State officers whose places should have | been reserved for them on the platform where t etiquette required them to be found themselves unable to gain admittance without much argu ment and emphatic discourse with ushers. .Guests holding cards or passes Issued from the 'ofSc-e of the Secretary of Btate mere told in some instances that they -weren't worth the •paper they were written on. Even when the • ' special guests and state officers bad succeeded ', in getting to the platform, they found far too i tarn chairs, so that awkward waits occurred In 'the programme while they were trying to Ptow ■ themselves away comfortably in as little space 'as possible. I At the main entrance to the Assembly Cham ber, conditions were even worse. The place had been filled long before the appointed time for the ceremonies, and finally the doors were j closed, and the police peremptorily refused ad | mission to every one. Holders of tickets or cards, imen and women alike, were turned away. Once •or twice the police tried to clear the corridors I with their usual gentleness and tact. News i paper photographers, even though they held [cards of admission and passes from the Super intendent of Buildings, were thrown out bodily. Immediately after the inauguration ceremonies j Governor Hughes and bis military staff went to ■the executive chamber, where there was a public , reception. Several thousand persons formed in [line to shake the new Governor's hand. Later |ln .the afternoon there was another reception •«♦ the Executive Mansion. . THE CROWDS GATHER EARLY. ! Hours before the time scheduled for the start ling of the parade and the opening of the cere 'moiiies attending the inauguration the crowds t began to assemble, thronging the principal ! streets of Albany. Each incoming train this : morning was filled with visitors to the city. The •hotels were crowded early. Politicians, great end small, renewed old acquaintance and, for 1 getting for the day their various reasons for i being in Albany, •wished one another a happy New Tear, or perhaps heartiiy congratulated a successful opponent. -An hour before the parade started the streets i ßeading to the Governor's mansion were well lulled. Squadron A. New York's crack cavalry • i organization, was halted in front of the man felon a llnle later. The brilliant uniforms, jin gling spur?, clanking sabres and splendid mounts ;J»nt color and plctur<?s<jueness to the scene, ac centuated by tha masses of civilian spectators In more sombre hues that hedged them in on three >ldes. As the minutes passed the crowd steadily increased, and the police had difficulty \in Keeping an opening for the parade to pass •through. ! The day was dai.'.p and threatening; rain : seemed imminent, but weather conditions had ri© effect on th« number or temper of the on *ook*re. The booming of cannot was suddenly i heard. It was the signal for the starting of th» jpara.de. . --..- j. Down Eagle street, in front of the Governor's j mansion, it cain< . headed by Troop B. After It lin £iep.«-ith the martial music of the band' i fwjug company after company of the stats militia. It was a military pageant worth seeing •end worthy of the occasion that caused it. . SQUADRON A SALUTES GOVERNOR. The Young Men's Republican Club of Albany ; brought up the rear of the procession. Hardly ■ had it passed when Squadron A moved up, and. going "squads left." formed In line facing the 'Governor's mansion, rectifying its alignment j a* the carriage for Governor Hughes stopped in i front of the door. It was drawn by four white hor^F. There was a d*lay of a few minutes i, e !fore the Governor and his party came out. The j instant Mr. Hughes appeared In the doorway, j "Present, sabres!" rang out the order of th«» offl ■ cer commanding Squadron A. At the word of , command 125 sabras leaped from their scab ■ bards and,- circling the air, cam to the "present " i It was a pretty sigh*. j" As the Governor's carriage turned into the , strict the crowd started cheering. This was re ; pea.t«»d at intervals on the way to the Capitol ! Behind the Governor came the carriages of his and ex-Governor Hlgglns's staffs. The brilliant ; uniforms of 'these officers, the masses of gold .lac*, were in startling contrast to th* conven itional black of the other state officials, but gave 1 the color — that pomp and splendor of the njlll ■ tary— that was necessary to make the scene a j spectacular and impressive one. I The thousands that had lined Eagle street bur jrled to the Capitol as soon ax the procession had j passed, and, with those that were already there jdensely packed every available bit of standing i room. j i Cheering a few blocks ar-ay announced that the Governor was near at hand. This broke out into tr-ri-inV and spontaneous applause as his .carriage v.as drawn up before the entrance. Mr Hughes hurriedly got out and, followed by his Immediate party, entered the building where , within a few minute* ho was to lake the oath of I office as Governor of the largest and wealthiest ' S*S'e 1? the Union. Burnbatn * Phillips CUe KM Break (be market Largest tailoring $ale_€ver Organized JUltlKflS thil! UJT* T ' c roniD!ntcl stocks of our Broadway &lore at 27 Street and our Nassau Street f ~.~~^ A ~.~~~" I store below Beekman. valued at over j $30 nOw ?20 : 1OO,OCK) Dollars, will be placed on sale _ . . ... . c*dav, Wednesday, lan. 2, LfOUKriR*(S regardless of import cost or selling mark Ami ■m at P rice? ««swH«g >'°v a saving ot I $9 Ifvw >pv No reservations, no deviation from our j __. — -, — — standard of trim. and finish. Risssa direct £xcf wisely s»Hib Erca4«)ay Below BwKiß*^ .^Ufs Ciiloriag at 27 Street FRIENDS HONOR BIGGINS. Remarkable Demonstration as Retir ing Governor Leaves AUmny. [By ?*l*gnz>h to Th« Tribure.3 Albany. Jan. I.— Friends of ex-Governor Illg glas gave him such a farewell demonstration as be was going back to Olean this afternoon as few Governors have had in recent years. Some thirty of his more intimate associates went to the station, boarded his car, shook hands with him again and again and sang songs until tha train wae rea-dy to start. The retiring Governor vras crreatly touched by this exhibition of good win. John F. O'Brien, formerly Secretary of State, had arranged a luncheon for ex-Governor Hisglna following the inauguration ceremonies. About a dozen of the latter'a friends were pres ent, and all made informal speeches in which they told how they had enjoyed their official re lations with the former Governor and appre ciated the more Intimate personal and social friendships. After the luncheon ex-Governor Higgins went to the raliroed station with N. V. Y. Franchot to take the 4:15 p. m. train for Buffalo, where he will remain overnight. As Mr Iligglns entered the station some of the porters went up to ask if they might shake hands in bidding him farewell. The ticket sellers and the gatemen, too. went up to say good by, and the retiring Governor held an Im promptu reception. Then, just as he was going out to his CRT, a large party, including Senator Tully, ex -Congressman Wadawnrih, Congress men Bennet and Olcott, of New York: ex-Secre tary O'Brien, ex-Attcrney General Mayer. Su perintendent Whipple of the Forest, Fisn and Game Department, Tax Commissioner Perley. who was ex-Governor Higgins'? secretary, and many others marched into the station. They surrounded the retiring Governor, shook hands with him several times round, although he had bidden them all farewell at the Capitol, and finally went out to his car with him. There they sang. "For he's a Jolly good fellow" and many other songs. Just aa the train was about to move the former Governor said to them: "Gentlemen, I can't thank you for this fare well. I want to pay Just one thing, you have lengthened my life ten years in this last half hour" Mr Higglns's friends stood cheering him until the train rolled out of the station. DEFEXDS XEW CAPITOL. Gov. Penny packer of Pennsylvania Sends Message to Assembly. Harrlshurg, Jar., The General Assembly ef Pennsylvania convened at noon to-day. The ses sion was entirely routine. A recess was takon un til January 15 to give the presiding officers time to select the standing committees. The Republican party is in a majority In both houses. The real work of the session will begin Immediately after the inauguration of Governor-elect Edwin S. Stuart on January 15. The House organised by the election of Frank E. McClain. of Lancaster, as Speaker, and Cyrus E. Woods, of Westmoreland, was again elected Presi dent pro tern, of the Senate. After both houses had boen organized, the new members sworn in and other routine proceedings incident to the opening of a regular session had been disposed of, the last biennial message of Gov rnor Pcnnypacker. who goes out of office en Jan uary 15.. woe presented and read. The Governor, after dealing with a score of sub jects, took up the controversy over the decorations and furnishings of the new State Capitol. The erection of this structure coat. M,500,00i) and the decorations and furnishings $3,000,000. Charges of extrftv&jrr.nee wer» made in connection with th© ex penditure of the $5,000,000 end the subject was made an Issue in the last campaign. The money ■was largely expended by the Board of Public Grounds and Buildings, of which the Governor, by virtue of h'.a office. Is a member. The Governor in his message courts an inquiry and requests the Legislature to make a thorough investigation of the charges. "In the completion of the Capitol," the Governor says, "the common wealth has accomplished a. difficult and compli cated task In a manner which Will reflect credit upon her for ages to come." Continuing, he says, in part: The Capitol is all paid for and has been paid for out of revenues without the imposition of burdens on the people. Two alone of tl'.e railroads of ilia commonwealth pay to her annually In taxes C.tiiyj. 22& 27, and since they are largely owned In London and Now York, it is at least a partial truth that the Capitol is only a return to us of some of the wealth derived by the stranger from our own natural resources. Borne of the most skilled artlsnr.s and the most capable artists now living- in the world have devoted their efforts and talents to its erection and ornamentation. Sixty thousand people, some of them from distant lands, have already come to Harrlsburg for uo other purposo than to view its attractions, end ere long ft will be that no man anywhere will be ablo to claim a knowledge of art as expressed In form without having studied the Capitol of Pennsylvania. It has been Its fortune to have been made the Issue of a political cam paign for the Governorship, and to have been ap proved by the p*op!«». No Important work was ever achieved on this earth, whether for the betterment of human affairs, the enhancement of human interest* or the eleva tion of human sentiment, without an aftermath of query, criticism, ditwent. objection and even hos tility. The industrious farmer ploughs Ills Held for next year's crop, while birds of ill omen Kit along the fence ana croak their displeasure. Tho vapors from swampy grounds often obscure for ,i time the very moon in the heavens. It would lie too much to expect the Capitol, beautiful In Its proportion*, adorned -with the wealth of the thought of all past time, and bullded tor 'he cen turies that are to follow, to enraps tha whimpers of to-day. and If it cannot ho denied that th» eyes of men lighten and that their hearts warm as they view its wondrous success, at least it. can bo unreel that It ha« cost a considerable sum of money. Upon this subject I request and advise that, you make a thorough und complete inquiry. NEW GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN ILL. Attorney Genera] Also Unable to Take Oath of Office in General Ceremony. Causing. Mich., Jan. L— The elective state officers, with the exceptions of Governor Fred M. Warner and Attorney General Bird, were administered th« oath of office at noon to-day in the executive office at the Capitol by Chief Justice McAlvay, of the Supreme Court. Governor Warner's illness prevented him being present, but under the law ho Is given twenty-on« days to file hla oath. Attorney General Bird la absent In Kansas. Immediately after the simple ceremony in the Governor's office, the first battery of artillery, of the Michigan National Guard, tired a salute of seventeen gnus. 4 Owing to the Governor's illness to-night's cus tomary levee has been postponed Indefinitely. MORAN HITS AT O'MEAHA. Suggests His Resignation for "Ignorance of the Sunday Observance Laws." Bo*ton, Jan. I.— An Incident to-day In the long controversy between District Attorney Moran skid Police Commissioner O'Meara over the enforcement of the laws, ©specially those relating to the ob eervance of Sunday, was a letter which Mr. Moran sent to Governor Guild, suggesting that Mr. O'MaarA's nation be requested. In his letter Mr. Moron declares that the police commissioner y^V^fOEEl DAILY TRIBUNE. WED^SDAY. . jXsTTI4RY 2. 1907. Special rate ef irvt«-#»t ailow««I on timo deposits <2Jhi> £ntnt (Ennxpatnj uf Att;?rtr& 135 Broadway, New York 95 Orefham St., London, E. C. 36 Wai! St., New York Capital and Surplus, $12,509,003. la ignorant- of the law. and that Ignorance ha* been emphasized by his orders to tho police and Cae subsequent annoyance of many persons Inno cent of violations of the Sunday observance laws. Thf Municipal Court to-day approved twenty flv<» more applications for Riimmonse" for all*g<ed violations or the Sunday laws, bringing the total to ISO, and involving 1 nearly two hundred de fendants. Th* majority of the summonses granted to-day were against bakers, but the numbers also included members of one of the hotel orchestras, the c»urt selecting one orchestra out of a number in order to have a test case. SOLON S MEET TO-BAY. After Hearing Governor's Message Will Probably Adjourn. Albany. Jan. 1. — Tbe 120 th session of the New York Stato Legislature will convene to-morrow, and practically all of the newly elected members of both houses attended the Inauiniratlon to-day. One. of the new features of th» situation will be the fart of the beginning Of a new Senate, the mem bers of that body beinjf elected for a terra of two SOME OF THE NEW STATE OFFICERS. From left to tiebt— Lieutenant Governor tThfinW. Controller Glynn. Treasurer Hauser, Attorney Gen eral Jackson. Standing:— Engineer gkene. (Photo by J. W. Aid*) years, while Assemblymen are chosen annually. More than a. majority of the member* of each house are new men. many of the veteran and most conspicuous members of both houses and both par ties having failed of re-election. It Is expected that to-morrow's proceedings -will be limited to the election of the officers nominated to-night by the Republicans, who have a con trolling majority in each house; the reading of the first annual message of Governor Hughes, the drawing of seats in th« Assembly ami adjourn ment until nest week, not later than Wednesday night This would bo the umial interval, but there Ik a possibility that the adjournment will bo until Tuesday noon During the intermission the Speaker of the Assembly and the President pro tern, or tho Senate will arrange the attainment* to committee memberships In the respective houses. GLYNN NAMES TAX APPRAISERS. S. 0. Stephenson Will Succeed J. B. Frost in Kings County. Albany, Jan. State Controller Glynn to-night announced the following additional appointments: Kings County— B. O. Stevenson, tax appraiser, to succeed J. D. Frost; appointment to take effect on February 15. John F. Dennett, attorney to transfer tux bureau. Erie County— G. Cloak, tax appraiser, to Succeed Adolph Kcbadow. BRONX COUNTY BUI AGAIN. Assemblyman Cohalan and Senator Schultz Will Introduce Measures To-day. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Albany, Jan. I.— Bills will bo presented in the Sen ate and the Assembly to-morrow to make th* Borough of The Bronx a sepamt* county. Assem blyman Cohalan and Senator Bcbuits will present em. Tiny say that The Bronx, with Its great business Interests. It.* rapidly crowing population, Is geographically a separate division of the city, ana because of Its importance is Justified in want. inK to become Independent of New York County politically. Similar bills have failed of passage in previous years. MR. KILBURN TO RETIRE ON 20TH. Albany. Jan. I.— lt was stated here to-night that Superintendent F. D. KM burn of th« State Banking Department would continue in office until January 20, at which time, it is understood, Charles 11. Keep, of Buffalo will be appointed. In accordance with Governor Hugbes's announcement. Mr. Keep Is understood' to have engagements preventing his taking off]': a before that data. RHODE ISLAND OFFICIALS SWORN IN. James J. Higgins Assumes Office of Governor — Speaker of House Chosen. Providence, Jan. I.— ln thf» presence of an un usually largo gathering, James H. Higgin.«<, of Paw tuoket. Governor; Frederick H. Jackson, Lieutenant Governor: Charles B. Bennett, Secretary of Stato; William B. Greenough, Attorney General, and Wal ter A. Reed, General Treasurer, were to-day In ducted Into office. The oath of oJilce was adminis tered to Governor-elect } tigging by his predecessor. Governor George 11. Utter, of Westerly. Governor HlgK'ns then administered the oath to thn other officers elect. A salute of seventeen guns, fired by Company A. Light Artillery, of the state militia, proclaimed the new Governor. I Roswell B. BureharA of Little Corapton, was I elected Speaker of Lbe House. After the inaugura tion exercises the Governor and the other state officers held a reception in tho state chamber. PENNEWILL WON'T BE SENATOR. Refusal Leads to Belief that Richardson Will Succeed Allee from Delaware. [By TelagTaph to Th« Trttiuna.l Dover. Del.. Jan. I.— important change In the Delaware Senatorial situation became known to day. when it. was learned authoritatively that Judge James Pennewlll, of Dover, has informed his close trim.. ls that he will not accept an el«o tlon as Senator. ■ This means that Harry A. Richardson, also of Dover, a wealthy packer. In all probability will be elected aa tno successor of Senator Allee. The Pennewlll-Rlchartlson interests are mutual. It Is expected Richardson will have from 21 to 23 votes out of the total 38 Republican vote* on the first ballot in caucus a week from next Monday night. MRS. SAGES GIFTS TO PARK WORKERS Distributes New $5 Bills Among the 223 Men on. Payroll of Department. Mrs. Rueaall Sag? made glad the hearts of 223 park employ yesterday by giving to each of them a new $5 note. A year ago Mrs. Sage made a similar distribution, but not so many man were Included. On this occasion she communicated with the Park Commissioner, and asked to have sent her the carries of all those employes on the payroll of the Park Department who are in receipt of not more than $3 a day. Although Mrs. Sage is exceptionally fond of all the. dumb animals >a the park the squirrels are her especial care. On all pleasant days when she Is In town she drives through the park and feeds Mm U;Ue ammol*. ■ - - • - ' ■ FIRST OFFICIAL ACT Governor Hughes Makes Several J:xlicial Designations, ▲tbany 1 Jar.. I.— Ths Orst offlcial act of GsY ernor Hughes after his inauguration to-day wa» the making of the following Judicial designa tions: Justice Walter Lloyd Smith, of Elmlra. to be presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. 3d Department, to succeed Jus tice Charles E. Parker, retired under th« age limit. Justice Albert H. Sevvcll, of Walton, Delawaro County, to fill the vacancy caused by the pro motion of Justice Smith. • Justice Peter B. McLennan, of Syracuse, re deslgnated as presiding: Justice of the Appellate Division, 4th Department. Justice James A. Kobson, of Car.andaig^aa. to bo associate justice of th j Appellate Division. 4th Department, in place of Justice Bdwfn A. Nash, term expired. Governor Hughes also formally appointed Rob ert H. Fuller, of New York, aa secretary to the Governor, and Ernest H. Iluffrut, of Ithaca, M his counsel. Mr. Huffcut held tho same office under Governor Higgins. HEARST ACTS QUICKLY. A pph ration for Rehearing on Re count Made at Once. Albany. Jan. I.— William Randolph Hearst was prompt in accepting the offer of tho ne-.v Attorney General. William S. Jacksoi\ te <on eider an application for a rehearing of argu ments <>n Mr. Hearst's petition for leave to begin quo Tvarranto proceedings to tesV**ie titl« of George B. MoClellan to the office of Mayor of New Tork City, on the basis of tlje Mayoralty election of 1905. Attorney General Jackson had hardily assumed office to-day before a repre sentative of Clarence J. Shearn. Mr. Hearst's counsel, served upon him an application for re argument. The Attorney General received the papers, advised Mr. Shearn to have them served on the attorneys of Mayor McClellan, and an nounced that he would jive a hearing next Monday at 2 p. in. The application 1b voluminous", and reiterate* substantially the allegations made before At orney General Mayer. It also r«cltes the de velopments of the case before the latter, and summarizes his decision denying relief, declar ing that Mr. Mayer knew that the prlma facie proof of Mr. Hearst's claim of election could not bo forthcoming without opening the boxes. The situation created by Attorney General Mayer's decision, says the application, "was practically this: The Court of Appeals and the Legislature had refused to permit the bal lota to be recounted on the ground that this should be done In a quo w art ante action. Tho Attorney General refused to permit a quo war ranio action to be begun, holding In effect that the ballots must first be counted." It is further alleged that the Attorney Gen eral, "in a hasty decision,** rendered four day* after the submission of the matte--, "incorporated bodily a verbatim excerpt from the Corporation Counsel's analysis of figures, embodying flaring errors of addition and subtraction, and that Mr. Mayer either did not read the answering analy sis or wilfully misstates the facts." RAID IX HOTEL LINCOLN. Keepers of Alleged Poolroom 'Ar rested—Bailed by "Kid" McCoy. Charged With maintaining a poolroom on the fourth floor of the Hotel Lincoln. Broadway and f'2d street, "Ike" Well, thirty years old, of No. 320 West stst street, was locked up yesterday afternoon in the West 47th street station. Ell Seers, forty-one years old, a Negro, of No. 247 West 20th street, was also arrested. Word was received recently at the statfon house that there was a poolroom in the hotel. Detectives yesterday vlrtted the hotel and went to the fourth floor. They rapped on the door of room 01. \ It Is alleged that Seers opened the door, and the detectives forced their way in. Several men. Including Weil, tho police say, were sitting about the room. Those In the room demanded to know the cause for the Intrusion, and the detectives replied that all were under arrest. A search was then made, and tho detectives say they found several racing sheets. Norman Selby, better known cs "Kid" McCoy appeared later at tho station house with ball bonds signed by Magistrate Mayo. Belby in the bond gave his house, at No. 502 West 113 th street, us security. The men's bonds were placed at $1,000 each, and they will be arraigned in the West .Side court this morning. THIRTY-SEVEN MORE TYPHOID CASES ' ( Scranton Authorities Transform Armory Into Hospital to Fight Epidemic [By Telegraph to Th« Tribunal Scranton, Perm., Jan. When It was reported to the Bureau of Health to-day that thlrty-sovon now cases of typhoid fever had developed Imme diate steps were taken to transform the armory into an emergency hospital. Cots woro taken from the new fire and police headquarters, and hospital supplies were ordered from PljltadelpMa. Seven deaths were report to-day, making a total of nfty-air. The total number of canes la $77. m CANOE BUMPS TWO INTO SOUND. ITew Rocheile Man and His Guest Have Cold Swim Off Echo. Park. W. H. Mackintosh, a merchant of this city, whoso homo Is at Button Manor, New Rocheile, and W. J. Bradley, of this city, who was Mr. Mackintosh's guest over New Year's, had a narrow escape from drowning In the Sound off Echo Park, Now Rocheile, yesterday. Mr. i Mackintosh took Mr. Bradley out in a canoo to teach him to paddle. Whan about 200 yards off shore Mr. Mackintosh warned Mr. Bradley not to dip the paddle too deeply. His warning was not followed, and over went the canoe. There were a dozen persona on the shore, but no boat available. The plunge In the icy water of the Sound chilled both men, but they managed to reach the overturned canoe. Clinging to It. they kicked their way to shore. KILLED BY FALL, MAKING VISIT. While climbing the stairs to his friend's flat at No. 311 East 37th street last night to extend New Tear's greetings. Patrick NeaiTy lost hi* balance arid fell from the third floor to the second and was killed. No on 9 saw his fall. *** lived at No, 523 $j&ii.«?ta-jEtiMt» ~... S. Attmmt & Ok FIFTH AVENUE; THIRTY-FOURTH AND THIRTY-FIFTH 575. NEW YORK ___ — — — - — — — — — — — — — m j WOMEN'S CLOAKS This day, Wednesday, January 2d, An important sale, consisting of Coats, Jackets, Paletots, Etc, in a variety oS styles and designs, at the exceptionally attractive prices of $11.50, $15.00. $18.00, $21.00. $25.00 and $28.00 STORE WILL BE CLOSED DAILY AT SIX P. M. EXPECT SHARP DEBATE. rontlnnad from «rst pose. the 25th, he saw no occasion to multiply In definitely The same testimony. All of these- things, it is asserted, th« Presi dent wan perfectly warranted in taking into consideration, for It was tils duty to determine whether certain members of the 25th, ■whose Identity could not be ascertained, had perpe trated an outrage which, rendered them Incom petent longer to wn in the military establish ment, and in his efforts «•> to determine he- -was not bound by the somewhat narrow rules of evidence which prevail in a court of justice or which would necessarily have controlled a court martial charged with the duty of deter mining whether or not th* men of the 25th de nerved to be dishonorably dismiss^, or even more severely punished. SHARP DEBATE EXPECTED. These arguments, framed by com«» of fh? ablest members of the Senate, have appealed with tolling force to certain Senators, and. white Senator Spoooer declines to say where he will stand on the que«tlton. It is a safa pre diction that he will feel It his duty also to controvert the second proposition in Mr. For ak«"r'3 charßC. So that Senators who have bsen I keeping In touch with the sentiment ■mom their colleagues as it has developed during the recess look forward to a brilliant debate. When- Senator Foraker*s contentions have been disposed of, however, there will still re main th« question of Individual hardship Im posed by the dismissal of so many members of the 25th. And it is probable that the Senate, or Senators, will endeavor to mitigate the hardship la individual and especially deserving cases. For Instance, there is the case of Minso Sanders. who has served with credit for many years and who would be entitled to retire on three-fourths pay next April. There is no direct evidence against Sanders. On the contrary. Senators find in the evidence much which leads them to be llove that tho Brownsville outrage was not per petrated by the members of the company of which ha was senior sergeant.. Consequently, there will doubtless be Introduced In Congress and passed a bill "correcting th« military rec ord" of Sanders, co that he will be immediately placed upon the retired list of the army, and It is entirely possible that there will be other cases which appear to be equally or almost as deserving. In which the hardship resulting from dismissal will be eliminated in the same man ner. There are numerous precedents for such, action by Congress. Xumerous military rec ords, some of them, perhaps, far less deserving than those of some of the Negroes discharged from the 25th. have been corrected by special bills passed by Congress, and the beneficiaries are now on the retired list of the army and drawing their retired pay. nor is it believed likely tSat the President would disapprove such bills, for hla action in dismissing the members of the 23th was based merely on hla decision that some of their number had vitiated toe use fulness of the ontlre command at Brownsville. and not on any desire to punish Individual mem bers, as the Executive clearly points out In his message. Such correction of their military rec ords would not. of course, restore any of. the dismissed men to the active list, and it is be- | lieved that no reasonable objection would Ha against legislation which merely sought to re ward them for honorable service rendered before the Brownsville episode, and which did not place them where they might prove a further menace to the community. BLOCK SIGXAL IXQCIRT. Commerce Commission to Act Be cause of Recent Wrecks. Washington. Jan. 1. — The Interstate Com merce Commission decided to-day to investigate the block signal systems on both the Southern and the Baltimore & Ohio railways, in vlaw of tha recent disastrous collisions on thosa. roads. The tlrst hearing, which will be public, -will be held In this cit> on Friday. The Investigation will ba under a resolution of Congress approved June 30, 1006, empower ing the Interstate Commerce Commission to re port the use and necessity of block signal sys tems and appliances for automatic control of railway trains in the. United States. The resolution provides that "the Interstate Commerce Commission be directed to investigate and report on the use of and necessity for block signal systems and appliances for the automatio control of railway trains in th» United States. For this purpose the commission la authorized to employ persons who are familiar with the subject, and may use such of its own employes as aro necessary to make a thorough examination into the matter. In transmitting Its report to the Congress ths> commission shall recommend such legislation as to tho commission seems ad visable. To carry out and givo effect to the provisions of this resolution tho commission shall have power to Issus subpoenas, administer oaths, examine witnesses, require the production of books and papers, and receive depositions taken before any proper officer in any state or terri tory of th» United States." NEW LAWS IX EFFECT. Pure Food, Anti-Pat* and Free Alcohol Statutes Operative. Washington. Jan. lw — To-day marks the begin ning of the Ufa of several legislative acts of Con gress important ailke to the nation as a whole and to the citizens of the District of Columbia. Those are th* Free Alcohol law, the Pure Food lnw, the anti-pass section of tha Interstata Com merce law, the modification of tho navigation laws to simplify enrolments and licenses and a law with reference to the licensing of druggists in the District of Columbta The Pure Food law contemplates tha barrin* fi'om intaratato commerce of foods that are in jurious to health. The Free Alcohol law is Intended to assist ' farmers and .smaller users of power to have a ' fuel that In efficiency and cost shall be cheaper than gasoline or kerosene. ■ Ta&aatl-sasg provision c£ tbe Interstate Ctotn- r.E?oi,Trno?r no. l. "We'll not be contented with last years — though it was our largest ever. We're going to do more this year, by designing even more attractive patterns, while keeping up the quality that keeps the business booming. Clothing, furnishings, hats and shoes for men and boys. Rogers. Peet & Company. Three Broadway Store*. 2*5 842 1251 at at at Warren st. 13th st. ?2nd jv Park&TiZford Expert Tea ; Selection* Th* finest Teas in tKs American Market are se lected by direct representa tives in the most famous Oriental Tea Gardens and are sold in America in Park & Tilford': Stores at low cat prices Grades from $0.23 to Si .so Penooal comparison of values tnvisd Price-Cst maUad promptly ONE BLOCK from •'..? MM dry ?ooi!s stores ar« th« popular restaurants counseled With th» hotel lifllllp, Broadway a.nd 33d St. In th» I.a<li?V Dlnliuc Boom, a special featcr* 1* th« Indies' Luncheon. which Is served from. It to 3 at popular price*. At dlnn-r, special prepare! dishe». Th» famous DUTCH ROOM If now ISM most talked ©I MS IS ths> city. Table d'Hote Dinner, • to 9, $1.50 Neapolitan Q-iart** parSorms. Af:*r theatre parties irlll find excaytloaC sccommoda.Uons here. merer© law forbids common carriers, directly or Indirectly, giving interstata free tickets or passes for passengers except to their employes and fam ilies, the agents of the carriers and their sur geons, physicians and attorneys, to persons en gaged in religious and charitable work an! to certain other specified classes. THREE MEN KILLED IN EXPLOSION. Three More Probably Fatally Injured When Steam Pipe Explodes. PUtsTnuvg. Jan. I.— Threo men ware killed and three probably fatally injured to-night by ths explosion of a steam pipe in tho Schoen FT3saei Steel Car Works at HcKeo's Rocks, a suburb of this city. DEATH GRANTS DIVORCE TO WIFE, Woman Stricken by Paralysis as Sh& Enters • Courtroom. * i IB? Tole*r*3h to The TrJJos?.! Meriden, Conn.. Jan. Death grant-si a divorce yesterday to Mrs. Grace W. Rich, d East Hamp ton. She was stricken by paralysis as aha was en tering tha Superior Court room at Mldiilstotra t» testify against her husband. Fred B. Rick, In her suit for separation. Mrs. Rich was talrty-fiv» years olil Besides her husband, she leavsa saven children. Mrs. Rich had Just entered the court building with her slater, Mrs. Ethel Abby. whea she was stricken. She appeared to rally, and .Tudffe Ralph Wneeler ordered the trial to go on. but It *ra« discovered then that Mrs. Rich was speeches*. She was taken to th« iMlddl««ex Hospital, wt«n sha died. » HODGSON, DELAWARE'S SPEAKER. Dover, Del.. Jan. Th» deadlock ta tha House , Republican caucus last night over ths election ot . a. oandldata for Speaker was broken early to-day after an all night contest. Richard Hodgson, former United States Senator. Hlgglns's candidate , was selected Speaker over the candidate favored by United States Senator Allee. Can't Convince some persons that coffee causes their alls, till they stop drinking It and us*» POSTUM ••There's a reason "