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~Y m LXVI N° 22.01 2.
SMOOT KEEPS HIS SEAT.
WINS BY VOTE OF 4£ TO ?8.
Senate Refuses to Expel the Utah
Me m her — Long Fight Ended.
tFr«m The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, Feb. 20.— The Senate to-day, by
, vote C'f 27 to 4.°». refused to expel from its
membership the senior Senator from I'tah and
Jlormon apostle, Reed Smoot. thus ending the
agitation which has existed since Mr. Bmoot was
elected to the Senate, four years ago. Three
bal'.ots were rec/jired to settle the question. The
first came en a motion offered by Senator Hop
kin?. Tt ■ ended the resolution reported by a
r.F.F.i' BMOOT.
•' ' I 'tab, irhom the S I ■
majority of the Committee on lieges and
Elections, providing: (Senator Smoot's seat
be declared \-icp-rt, 'j»y Inserting the words "two
thirds of the ii^rc-x* ■-. concurring:.*^ thus rendering
it Impossible to \ r.r>--.: the Utah Senator by a
majority vote. The rlopkins amendment was
adopted by a vote of £9 to 22. the Senators hold-
Ing it to be unconstitutional to attempt to un-
Eeat a Senator once sworn in by a majority vote
considerable exceeding the number who held
that Mr. Srnoot should not be expelled.
Senator earmark then offered a substitute
providing that Mr. Smoot should be expelled
from tho Senate. This was rejected by a vote of
27 to 4.''.. Finally, the question of adopting the
committee resolution as amended by the Hop
kins amendment was put and inst by a vote of
2X to 4-. The one vote changed was that of
Senator Dv Pont, of Delaware, ho believed
Sir. Smoot should be expelled, hut could not
lawfully be unseated. The vote in detail was
i-s foilo-.vs:
AYES.
BACON. FRAZIERj ■.-•.'
BERRY. HAI,E. XEVCUiSDBi
B'tfBOTV?. HAXSBKOVOH. OVERMAN".
CARMACK. HEMKNWAV. PETT -
CLAPP. KITTPFr-GK. RAWER.
CLARK Ark.). •.- FOI.T.BTTE. SIMMONS.
CUAV. LATIMEK. ?MITH.
•\\M~.T= ■>:. M-CREART. PTOSE
L<VnOI? M'LAVRIN. TIUI.MAN.
DU PONT.
NOES.
AM3RICH. PEr~.Y. LODGE.
ALLCE. DICK LONG.
ANXEVT. DILLIXGHAM. MCI.MBER.
BEVERIPGE. DOIX.TVEK. MII.I.ARD.
BLAOXnnax. flint mvi.key.
BHANDEGEB. FOR/... NELSON.
BITLXETJET. FTtTK. NIXON.
BURKETT. FT":. ' PENROSB.
BCRXHAM. OALX.INGER. PKHKIN3.
CLARK (Mont). • GAMBLE 1 , FILES
CUAfnK <Voo;. HKVBt'KN". SPOOXERi
CRANZ. HCPKIXS. FLTHERUUCD.
CCRTI3. KEAN' WARXBH
DANIEL. KVX. WARREN,
Ei?h*een Senators were paired, making the
actual Ftf.r.d'r.fr on the resolution ."1 votes
against It and 37 for 11 =en?.tor Bmoot did not
vote, and Senator VTetmore was absent and not
paired. Of tho forty-two votes in favor of Mr.
Pmoot. three ••-■•■- cast by Democrats. They
were Messrs. Blackburn, Clark, (of Montana)
ar.i Daniel. Ser.stor Teller was paired la favor
of Mr. Smoot. Of the twenty-eight votes against
Mr. Smoot nine were given by Republicans.
They .... Mepprß. Burrows, Clapp. Dv Pont,
Hale. Hansbrough. Hemenway, Kittredpe. La
Toilette and Smith. Th» pairs were as follows:
For Mr. Smoot nrid against ■'""' resolution—
Messrs. Allison. Elkins. Carter, Cullom, Drydon,
Plat*. Proctor. S<-mt and Teller.
Acainst Mr. Snrmt and for the resolution —
Messrs. Morgan. Bailey Patterson Martin. Fos
ter, McEnery. Mallory. Talfafefro and Whyte.
~The, question of expelling or unseating Mr.
Smoot was debated throughout the day. The
galleries were crowded and all the available
space back of the Senators' desks was filled with
members of the House who had come over to
witness the voting! Seldom has there been a
pro~eed!np affecting the standing of a Senator
that lias attracted such marked attention. In
the. audience were representatives of a number
of prominent organizations of women which
have been active in circulating and having pre-
F»nted petitions of remonstrance against Mr.
Bmoot. These women obtained many thousands
of signatures to their petitions, which were sent
to thi Senate in elaborately bound volumes.
An-iong thfs* in the President's gallery was
Mrs. Nicholas : .. .- ■ orth.
There have been numerous speeches for and
B£ra;n«t Senator Srnoot since the resolution to
unseat him was reported from the Committee
on Privileges and Elections Just before the ad
journment of Congress last year. To-day -"
ator* Dubois, Hansbrough. Xewlands, nacon
and Burrows, ... latter chairman of the com
mitt** 1 , spoke against Mr. Bmoot, \vhil« Senators
B^veridge, Dollivc-r and Foraker spoke in his
support.
Just before the balloting began Mr. Bmoot,
who had been In his peat throughout the day,
retired from the chamber, and did not appear
until t'):re time after the executive ness-on,
when v <-all • >'. the Senate brought all members
to the chamber. When the final ballot was an
nounced a bum of conversation arose which ren
dered th(? transaction of further business Impos
sible, and Mr. Lodge moved that the Senate go
into executive session, thus clearing the gal
ler;«-K and the floor of all persons not rnember3
of tho Senate.
After the \oting there wa3 a rush of Republi
can Senators to the cloak room to congratulate
Mr. Smoot. A largo &umber «.f members of the
H-)UM followed^ and there tie l.'iah Senator was
j.aitfd on the back and his hands were shaken
In hearty fashion by the men who expressed
admiration of i.is beai ing |n the long and
try'rig odea! through which be has passed.
SEW TARIFF OPPOSED.
Colonial Preference Voted Down
hi House of Commons.
London. Fob. I'd The House of Commons '.o
£cy, after a <Itbate lasting two days, rejected by
a majority at 25.' an amendment to the address
i'J reply to the upeech from the :r..n.- in favor of
v. preferential tariff with l!:< colonies^
The ad<ji<:sß In reply "to the speech was adopt
ed unanimously.
ABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED LEAVES
>:. /. dally, lirX. r.oon. Dug £t. Aug. 2:Z<) v. m. hca
bow a office, li^S L, try. or a:;/ P. K. It. I !.— Advt.
To-rtn>. (air nml rol«>r.
To-morrow-, f,,; r and raider; ires! ;vlu<(*.
CRUISER RAMS STEAMER.
Seven Lives Lost in Accident Near
Xew Orleans.
Xew Orleans. Feb. 20 The French cruis-r
Kleber to-night rammed and sank the Ameri
can fruit steamer Hugoma in the Mississippi
River, just off New Orleans.
Captain Low's of the Hugoma said t j ,
seven Japanese coal passers an firemen '.•-•■■
drowned.
James O'Xell, of New York. Fuffered a broken
leg: from • >•„. impart. T). • cruiser was slightly
damaged.
The Kleber. just arriving from Havana, was
rounding a sharp turn, and the Hugoma. drift
ing with a six-mile current, turned directly int •
the cruiser's path Captain Lewis of the H-.i-
Eoma fays that his pignal was mistaken by Hie
warship.
The latter struck he fruit ship amidships on
the port side, nearly rutting the vessel In two",
and within five minutes the Hugoma sank i:;
more than 100 feet of water. Several of the
crew scrambled upon the bows of the cruiser
before the latter backed free, while others low
ered boats and one or two Jumped into the
river. The launching of boats was extremely
difficult, for when the ships struck the Husoma
rolled far to starboard, remaining there until the
cruiser hacked, when the fruit ship immediately
listed far in (•.>>■ and began to go down.
The Efugoma was bound for Porto Rlcan ports
with a cargo of ri 'c. flour and ties The vessel
wns of small tonnage, was built In 1001 at
W'yanfiotte, Mich., and was r.ed by the New
York and Porto Rico Steamship Company.
I m
jrnsox xoir presidext.
University of Chicago Trustees Nam ?
Dr. Harper's Successor.
Chicago. Feb. 20.— Dr. Harry Pratt .Tudson.
who has been acting president of the University
of Chicago since the death of William K. Harper,
nearly two years ago. was unanimously elected
president of the university to-day by the board
of trustees at the regular monthly meeting.
John I>. Rockefeller. Jr.. who i? a member of
the beard, was unable tr. be present, but he sen;
a letter to the other trustees in which he stateri
his preference for Professor Judson
Professor Judson came to the University of
Chicago In ■-.■._■ n:id, up to the time of the deatli
of President Harper, was head professor of po
litical science and dean of th« faculties of arts,
literature and science.
After graduating from Williams College, in
■'■Til Professor Judson taught school In Troy,
N. V.. until l«S8i», when he accepted ;i chair In th»
University of Minnesota, where he remained
until he came to Chicago. He has written a
number of historical books and is looked up"!)
as an ... on international law a nd politi
cal syttems.
FOG DELAYS MR. BRYCE.
New British Ambassador Held Up
by Thick Weather.
James Bryce, th« new British Ambassador to the
United States! did not reach New York yesterday
as was expected, owing to the failure of the White
Star Liner Oceanic, on which ne was a passenger,
to reach her pier on account of foe and »now off
the Bar.
The Oceanic left Liverpool on February 13. and
as she Is a seven flay host, th* officials •: the line
fully expected that Fhe would land her pass'iit^rs
yesterday affrnoon. but instead they received a
wireless message late in the (Jay from Captain
Cameron, saying that the steamer had mot heavy
weather mc.se of the *••-«■.• across, which had de
layed her considerably. Owing to the thick weather
and blinding snow flurries r,ff p"ir» Island, '.-.* s.v.d.
he did not think !i advisable to bring tho V.p
Fteamcr to her pier before morning.
A larpe number of persons had gathered at the
pier to _-.-.-• new ambassador, and were much
disappointed when they heard the ship was golr.gr
to anchor off Sandy Hook for the night. There
were -..- friends of the ambassador
among those waiting on the pit to bid him wel
come, and they stayed until It was r-ortaln thai
the. ship would not come up until this morning.
Sir Percy Sander* the British Consul General,
kept ih constant telephonic communication with
the White Star Line officials ;ind asked to be in
formed the moment the steamer was seei coming
fVWhile the officials expected the big steamer would
reach hr-r b»-rth Irust night it la discretionary with
the captain whet hr-r to bring his vessel up or not.
.•md when they received t he wireless iru'KKUK" from
Captain Cameron stating iliat he was Kolng to
anchor off the bar for the night, the; did m>t try
to dissuade him. though tiic-y expressed their regre)
that tli« ainti&Bf<a<]i>r would have to spend another
d.iv on shipboard.
Bight of Mr Bryc '"s Bervants arrived on the Cam
pania, of tin- Cunard Line, lust Sunday, and went
direct to Washington to put everything In order
for the ambassador"!! arrival.
The Afticinls of the White Star Lino paid Inst
night that th" Oceanic would reach her pier about
6:30 o'clock this morning.
TELEGRAPH TOLLS UP?
Higher Pay for Employes Likely
to Mean Rise in Rates.
Telegraph rates on ordinary messages will prob
ably be Increased by the Western Union and the
Postal companies as a result of the lncrfiu»<j In
salaries granted by them and the general Increase
in rating expenses. It was reported yesterday
that the companies already had >n contemplation
an Increase of five cents on all ordinary messages,
but officers of both companies denied that the ques
tion had been yet taken up by th»m.
In the oflVe of Robert C. dowry, president of the
Western Union, this statement was made: "This
company bus taken no such action."
William H. Baker, vice-presideni and Kenernl
manager of the Postal, said: "This is too soon to
tall: about anything of that kind. We have taken
no action toward Increasing the rates."
It is understood, however, thai ti" question of
raising rates for messages will be taken m by
both companies be fort* long. The Western I nton
recently increased the m ! • rles of Its operators 10
per cent in all large offices, while the Postal an
uounc-ed an Increase of :■ per C( nt in all its offices
yesterday.
Tl-15 extra burden on the companies. taken in
connection with other increases in operating ex
peniu>S, as led the officials to believe that raisin*
ordinary me«»a(ie rate* will be necessary Some
tim<- . _„ the companies Increased the rates on
commercial messages, so that messages that form
erly went through for 2.j ••• now cost 40 cents.
PA TERXAL GOVERNMENT.
Sweeping Scheme of Ownership
Planned in Saskatchewan.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Feb. 20.— The Saskat
chewan Legislature will to-morrow announce a
policy of government ownership which includes
all coal areas in the province, elevators, rail
ways, telephones, telegraphs, weighing scales
and other industries. The government has a
large majority in Parliament, and no doubt of
the passage of the measure Is entertained.
REMBRANDT'S HOUSE BURNED.
The Hague, Feb. 20.— bouse in Leyden In
which Rembrandt was born three hundred years
ago waa destroyed by fire to-day. The build
ing bad long been a place of pilgrimage for
artists.
GOLD & BLACK LABEL SHERRIES,
nettled in Spain. Feldmann I»nportin<; Co., New
York. -Advt. .
NEW-YORK, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 21. 1907. -FOURTEEN PAGES-^i
ASKS KELSErS REMOVAL MOVING IMO HONDURAS
HUGHES SEXDS MESSAGE.
Says Insurance Superintendent Has
Failed to Per far re, Duties.
-
my, Feb, ■_'•'» Declaring tl iperin
■ ■ ■■ ■ . : .... ted to perform
duties < mcc." and
1 ;• kiiur ; i- ■ 'lnt( ndenfs
worn test r 1 [ughes this morn
ing asl • • Otto Kelsey
it ol • lon of Senai
ferretl to the Judl
■ disposition shall
de of th< ■ " I un
mmit-
nutline :i form of ir ?dure and di
nn I he questions of I I ■ quest,
;. robabl . 1■ ■ c 1 »fen ed to
■ d ■• :- ; m as to ques
• • ■■:.
■ I to i he Sena te was a
calm, statement of conditions
i ■ ■ • it, based '
nn Superintendent ; - ■. own testimony,
1 .
•>f t'::..sc , ondil Ii ■ ■■! in \v iii'-h
the su| d ci >nduct ed the '• part -
to tl G erni 'i - '^ words.
. of "the barren ps
eni ;ncnr. But Just .if the
-• • • : •. ..; ,'. his deep personal feel
ing when '
"It in my desire that the administration of the
Insurance Department should be worthy of the
State of New York and that the reputation of j
Its administration should be redeemed. With
the unparalleled size and Importance of the in
terests committed to its care, it should represent
the highest degree of administrative efficiency.
There should be no taint of past scandal upon
any person connected with It. For the sake
not only of the pollcyholders but of all those In ;
any way connected with the important business
of Insurance It should be above reproach."
Superintendent Kelsey has retained a lawyer t
to Match h's interests in the affair He sent I
to Senator I>;>vis. chairman of the Judiciary
Committee, a request for a hearing at which
he might present his side of the case— his re
<■it.il of his conduct of rho business of the (In- ,
partment. Further than that, he cannot go.
"I have retained ex-Justice latch to repre- •
pent me in this case," said Superintendent Kel
?ey. "I sent a letter this morning to Senator
Davis asking that I might be allowed to tell my
Bide of th» care. I do not know what the 1
course of the Senate will be. 1 presume in ordi- j
nary fnlrness I shall In allowed to have h hear
ing—in fact, somebody told me in in unofficial
way that a hearing was likely to he held next
week. Of that I have no knowledge."
In expectation of the Governor's request for
Mr. Kelsey's heal, an unusually large number
of spectators had gathered when the S»nat<»
convened this morning. Both galleries were
fiiWl, and many persons stood behind the seats
Back of i)i ■ huge brass rail on the Senate floor ;
stood .1 group of minor Ftate officials and em- :
ployes of state departments waiting to hear
what the Governor had t<» say about this one |
state official. Within a few minutes after th« !
official beginning of business, Rohert 11. Fuller. '
the Governor's secretary, appeared, bearing ,
"several communications In writing from the j
Governor."
THK n* iVERN( IR'S Ml 3S \--V
1 alert
as the cl<
State of New fork.
Executive Chamber, Albany, Feb. 20, liMVT.
To the Senate; I recommend the removal of
Otto K^:s**y from the office of Superintendent <<t
Insurance.
With respect to life insurance New York Ii
easily the most important ; :risdiction In the
T'nited States, !f not In th« world, and the vast
Interests Involved Imperative^ require, and It
should be a point of honor for the state to
maintain, a fearless and efficient administration
of its supervising department; commanding the
confidence of the people.
.1 recommend Mr. Kelsey' removal because, ns
head of this department, he ha conspicuously
failed to perform obvious duties of the first Im
portance, and his negiert Ims demonstrated his
unntness for the trust confided .> him.
Mr. Kelsey took office May IT. ISM.*;. His ap
pointment was made soon after the investiga
tion by the Joint committee of the legislature,
which disclosed gross irregularities In the man
agement of life hiHiir.inre corporations.
official position had been used for private*
gain, md the money contributed by tb*» policy
holders for their mutual protection had been
wasted in n scandalous manner.
Extravagant salaries had been paid, favorites
had been permitted to enrich themselves at the
expense if the policy holders, an elaborate sys
tem 'md been established for the purpose of «'"ii •
trolling legislation In this mate and throughout
lhe country! and enormous sums had bee se
cretly disbursed without proper vouchers.
The revelation of those grave abuses In con
nection with our greatest fiduciary Institution 1
shocked the civilized world, and^by the discredit
which Justly attached to the administration of
the Insurance Department humiliated our state.
During the period of those abuses every life
Insurance corporation doing business within the
state was required by law to make annual re
ports, to give prompt and verified reply to nil
Inquiries of the superintendent; .■■::■! was subject
to the examination of the superintendent as
often as he deemed expedient. Upon such ex- j
aminatlon the production of all books and
papers could be required and officers and agents
examined under oath Not only did this power
of supervision exist, but It was supposed to be
exercised, and official assurances from time to
time ■ ■ •!••• given from which the nolicyholders
had the right to infer thai their Interests were
properly conserved.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society had
been examined by the department In I'.miL'. the j
Mutual Life Insurance Company In I.mi.". and
the New York Lif<- Insurance Company In I!M>4
In each case the examination continued through !
many months and purported to be exhaust
ive, but disclosed none of the Improper prac
tices which actually existed and which were sub- ;
sequently brought to light by the legislative !
committee.
In the case of the Equitable the chief exam- I
iner reported under date of October 13, 1902, ■•-. •
follows:
"The examination was begun In April last
and has occupied the entire attention of the ex- ,
amining force until the present time. Every fa
cility li is been accorded them by the representa
tives of the company In its endeavor to expe
dite the work, and ample opportunity has »•!• !
ways been afforded to Investigate and verify i
the nature of all transactions relating to the j
conduct of Its affairs. '• s
At the close of the examination of the Mutual !
in September, 1903, the examiner said:
"If the scope of the Investigation were con- |
fined solely to ascertaining the fact that the i
corporation was solvent under the law— that Is, j
that its assets were properly Invested, there.
under and equal to or In excess of liabilities
the time occupied In determining this question
would be relatively limited, compared to that
required to ermine likewise whether the coin- j
pany had been managed in the best Interests of |
policyholders, the cost of whose insurance to
them in a purely mutual company depends
largely upon an Intelligent administration of its
affairs.
"An examination, therefore, of receipts and
disbursements for a series of years becomes
necessary; if we are to arrive at any Idea of trio ,
conduct of a company's business, with the view
Continued on right Ii page.
FOR SIXTY YEARS THEIR CONSTANT AIM
To make FERBIS hams and BACON
The finest m the wor.k»-Afc.e3t be substitutes.—
Advt.
FORCES AGAIX IN ACTION.
Both Combatants Report Victories
Message to Diaz.
Managua, Nicaragua, F-^b 2*> .\> a result >f
st lit ea wrhich broke oat on February IS
n<? and Nicaragua, resu f Ii
the repulse if the Honduran army, the Nica
n troops, under Generals Va^fjuez htt!
Fornos. are no\> advan< f.: into fh' Interior of
Tf. nduras, and have <!■ feated the fori es of Hon
duras <v, Severn! points, capturing Important
ii n«.
General Carcai • I the atta king force,
t as killed in th" fighting.
President Bontlla of Honduras l - .-ns Issued n
proclamation In wh'u ii recent events are dis
torted, appealing for reco I the boun
1 >in. which Nicaragua has not tnk«»r<
nto < ■ lideration since the Klne: of Spain ren
.>re,i his award in the matter. From the outset
Nicaragua i - n- only demanded ample satisfac
tion for the violation nf h^r territory, for the
attack made on property anil the burning of
■L-s In Nicaraguan territory by regulai
tr<iops ..f Honduras Bnd for the kilhr.? 1
t;:;- 1 !, FnMjers who composed the small
frontier guard which was attacked by H »n
duran tn "p c .
of Mexico, Fen 2i>. The First Assistant
- reti ry of State, Beflor Algara, this afternoon
-ed The 1 : Press to maa

lent of Honduras
■ t o'clock on the afternooi of the \^-\>
•f Nicaragua and Honduras •
th^ border and ied He eh
STu.-'.ll nffair. Th<
the battle occurred, I ••'" n f killed <■'
led ami nthei ■'■■■■ - ' noi given. The
•- ;. is declared that the Nica
pelled to - •••>
Ir Is believed re 1 I the teies?r arn frOmf rO m
r ■ -. n ! : : n Is tantamount to the non
tance of - # ri'-«s of Mexico and
w -■■■'. Hon
duras and Nicaragua If now cert ■
-i» -Dispatches n
s] -■■ entatlve n ?
Honduras here, say that the Nlcaraguan army
Invaded H nduran territory at Portlllo ■'•
after two hours' fighting the
invading forces -.'err. ' leav
ng •' irty-seven mci kill ! snd many w
. T he io=!.e!. of the Hondurai
said to have been Inslgnlfl
lishlns a pr ■• :j:: j: '- il X"' -
: In Honduras wi 1 red by the
B iduran troops. They were signed by M-x
,,„„ Roeales, Miguel Oquetl Bustlllo end Ignaclo
rastro Thepe men are prominent fr->nduran
r serving with the
' ■• igua.
GALES DELAY LINERS.
All Xorthern Europe Swept by
Severe Storms.
London. Feb. 20.— Tremendous sales, accom
panied by snow, hall and thunder storms. j>w*-pt
over the whole of Northern Europe to-day nr.d
were especially severe In the British Isles. There
has been widespread damage to property in all
directions, numerous fntallties and many ship
ping casualties. Among tho vessels " tl " de
talr.oil nt Liverpool are the liners Teutonic and
Haverford
i
GOVERNOR ON TRANSIT.
Doesn't Think Additional Message
Necessary —He Trusts Hedges.
[By Tf>(traj>h to Th» Tribune i
Albany. Feb. 20. -Governor Hughes said tO
.... did not think It necessary to send
a supplemental message to the Legislature cov
ering transit questions to effort legislation along
the lines suggested by Ills first message
■•Some of the people in New York who sre
deeply Interest) l In transit affairs have had this
subject under consideration." said the Governor.
•Plans have been discussed and suggestions
made, and 1 do not think that any time has been
wasted."
The Governor said that some 1 estlons
had i- ■ before him by those Interested :!.
them, bui he had not seen any drafts of the
proposed le|
The appointment of Job E Hedge* Ifl aid the
Railroad Commission In i's Investigation
of the latest New York Central fatallt;
made !■• ause Governor Hughes regarded the
sit lation as a very serious one He received no
request from tin" commission for ;i ■;
counsel.
■ 1 appointed Mr Hedges." ."-.-rd the Governor,
c he is a caret w hose opinions
i value."
BRYAN ON ROCKEFELLER GIFT.
Nebraskan Says He's Still Firm for Govern
ment Ownership of Railroads.
[ V.\ Tel >sTfipTi •
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. '_'•». "The size of Mr.
Rockefeller's Rift of $32,000,000 to the G<
Education Hoard should not blind the people to
the methods by which this money ".'s 1
said William J. Bryan here to-day. "The
itself, adequately proved now by many Investi
gations, was exacted by wrongful methodi from
the people, and it would have been )><■'
return It to the people to whom it belongs di
rectly, if that could have been done, rather thin
to have attempted to subsidise the people Into
acquiescence as to these wrongful business
methods In this « aj ."
Mr Bryan said he si 1 squarely by his state
ment ;i« to the government ownership of rail
roads made <>n bis return to this country from
his tour of the world. Nothing had occurred
to cause him to niter lilr opinion as to that. He
whs still strongly In fnvor of tariff reform. H«
said he stood si|i;;irHy by President Roosevelt
in the Brownsville matter
JOSIAH QUINCY OWES $262,119.
li<i«t<in. Feb. 20.— .fostah Quincy, formerly Assist
ant Secretary of State and a former Mayor of
Boston, owes Kfi'-Mis. according to hi* echedule of
liabilities llle.l in the United States District Court
to-day. Mr. (julncy recently filed a petition In
bankruptcy. Of the l!ab)HtU'«i |2t>2. 767 is unsecurert.
The assets nre placed at W.niH).
DEWEY'S CLARET OR SAUTERNE PUNCH
Ready to serve. Sure to please your guests.
H. 1. r»ewey & Sons Co., 138 Fulton St.. New York.
—Advt
SENATE'S BUSY XIGHT.
Naval and River and Harbor Bills
Passed.
Washington, Feb. 20. — The Naval Appropria
tion till, i arryiris 1100,727.507, was passed by
the Senate to-night in fifty-two minutes. All
the commutes amendments were agreed to.
Th? Senate also passed the River and Harbcr
Appropriation bill, carrying $92,720,472. All the
committee amendments were adopted
Adjournment was taken at 10:40 p. m.
OUTRAGES IX ODESSA.
Mutilation of a Jew — Governor
Takes Tardy Action.
Odessa. Fob. 2°. — Street attacks by the I'nion
of True Russians, a reactionary organization,
are daily assuming a more dangerous cha.*acter
and rive brought about a condition of extreme
nervousnesr, among the residents of this city.
especially the jews. Business his been ad
versely affected, the Produce Exchange has been
closed ;,.,,i financial transactions have been
practically suspended.
rjnns-s of roughs invade shops and restaurants
belonging to Jews, order the proprietors to throw
up their hands. and then plunder and ransack
the preni'sep. To-day a Jew drew a revolver In
self-defence. He was immediately seised and
carried to n -rt.-.i courtyard, where his arms
and leys were cut off. Pedestrians are stopped
in broad daylight and asked whether they are
Jews or Christians, and sometimes they are
made to produce their passports. If they are
Jews they arc brutally beaten.
It is said that General Kaulbai**. the Governor
General of Odessa, protects the union, designat
ing Its members as true patriots. As ■ result,
the police make no effort to suppress the antl-
Semitl^ disorders.
]!"l.;-er^n!atives of local e<iui il Institu
tions and of commercial interests have repeat
edly made requests to Premier Btolypin t
cial intervention. l>-,,t tliey h:r. c thing
- ■ than evasive ami unsatisfactory assur
■ the conditions referred to will b^
lnvestljrated
• inhabitants of the city have now come •■>
the conclusion I ■ fts. <t sign of
protest until thi are no longer toler
ated by the authorities
The Governor General to-night was forced to
take action against the I*nion of True Russians,
although only to the extent o* threatening the
members if the recent attacks upon citizens are
repeated In a decree promulgated to-night the
Governor says that almost :i" the authors of
these outrages are youths belonging to th«
union, eighteen of whom have been sentenced to
three years' imprisonment and evlle.
Roth the universities here and many of the
high schortfn have been closed.
This evening two sailors shot nnd killed Cap
tain Zolotsroff, who had arrested some of their
comrades who were on strike.
A RADICAL PARLIAMEXT.
Russian Extreme Parties Have 40
Per Cent of House.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 121 —The' tide of Radical
success In the elections for parliament contin
ues unchecked. According to the latest returns
the Radicals are maintaining their lead with 4O
per cent elected: the Liberals, including the Con
stitutional P§mocratfl and th«* Conservatives,
have each about -."> per cent, and the remaining
1O per cent of delegates are divided between
Nationalists nnd Indefinites.
At '_' o'clock this morning the returns ■
""I il-=-i»'pares elected from flfty-sia pr • - m
.^er Is made up as follows:
Monarchists, .'b'.. Octobiists and Moderates. °.S:
Progressives, L'<>. Cadets, »>l . members of tho
left, I '•". Matlonalists, 4<>, and indeflnitß?. it.
Among the left party are 28 members of the
Gn ip of Ti 11, 33 S i Democrats and 14 So
cial Revolutionists.
AI midnight last nitfh: M. Milukoff, If.' •
the Constitutional Democrats, admitted tl
Indli ated defeat for his party. The
stltutional Democrats will have at the outsM*
a round hundred of
fifth • • ' >n and nith tb.e
:. g iltlon of ti'.ts fnct there disappears i i
last i iking • or the mln-
Ist The part;, however, is s'ronß in thr
character of its adherents who represent the
only body of Intelligent political opinion which
la committed to arame. Tl •
gantsatlon of the Socialists, however, la .■.juh'
',■ that of the Constitutional Democrats, and the
Radical tactics, although simple, will b»> hard to
it and.
The returns are cha 'acteristic »f 'he gradual
advance of the population in political edu
in the last twelve months. Instead ■•' •
number •>■ Deputies who have no pa
unknown, and whose predilections are deter
mined only afu-r the convocation of the ; i
belli* returned, the adherence of prad
even Deputy Is now sharply indicated.
PRESIDENT ELLINWOOD DISMISSED.
Directors of San Francisco Medical College
Make Serious Charges.
Sin Francisco, Feb '- 1 " ' Charles N.
EUlnwood, of Cooper Medical College
; by the trustees and Dr V !'. Tayl
ted In his plac • Thi 13 Mr
BUlinwood hiis retained $Siv.'««> which Mrs. Lane,
v|.;.v, of Dr. Lane, founder of the college, b*
queetbed him. Tbej saj that aa t1;.t 1 ;.- state con
stitution forbade Urs i-mc- I
third oi her estate to the college, she left u-..» re
malnder t>> Ellmwood, with the understandteg ;hat
he would Rive it to the college and Lane Hospital.
Mr. K.Pmiw 1 s-tv-a Ine trustees dismissed him
be cause he worked to obtain the affiliation or
College and Lane Hospital with 81
University, a project wtatcb Dr Lane ap]
before hi-« death Th« trustees, ..e says, feared
they would be eliminated if this took place He
that Mr*. Lane gave anj mstructti
KiTditlK 'he money left him.
ERRING TRAIN DISPATCHER INSANE.
[By TVU-srr.-ipli to Th« Tribune. '
Aahland, Wls., Feb. 20.— W. J. Dougherty, train
dispatcher for th»» Ashland division of the North
western Railroad, to whose errjr the wreck at Van
Busklrk last week, resulting In two deaths, is
chnrged. Is insane In the hospital at Ironwood,
Mich., and it is possible that he 'will be committed
to some asylum. lie recently tried to commit sui
cide, but failed. Dougherty is wald to have been
in the dispatcher's ottice but live days at the time
of the wreck.
FURNITURE MAN FAILS FOR $800,000.
Boston, Feb. Bo.— lsaac C. Atkinson, a furniture
dealer of Mattapan, filed a schedule of assets and
liabilities in the United States District Court to
day showing liabilities of $304,636, against assets of
$2,789. Secured claims amounted to 5153.f-<;i. Ac
commodation paper claims totalled {624.817.

THE "ROYAL LIMITED"
Leaves New York for Baltimore and Washington
dally at 4 P. M.. the finest day train In the world,
on which no extra fare la charged. The other Royal
Blue trains leave New York "Every Even Hour"
during the day. Reservations made at offices of
Central Railroad of New Jersey or Baltimore and
Ohlo.-AdYt.
PRICE THREE CENTS,
JEROME FIXDS FLAWS.
MRS. THA W HARD PRESSED
Lived on White's Bounty — Yachting
Trips xtiih Married Man.
For more thin five hours yesterday Evelyn
Nesbti Thaw was subjected to a searching cross
examination by District Attorney Jerome, and,
to th«> lay mind, withstood the attack without
serious Io«s. as far as the effect on her hus
band's case was concerned. This is not to say
that the prosecutor's efforts to weaken her cred
ibility were wholly futile, for there were admis
sions made, and apparent evasions, that un
doubtedly lessened the value of her direct tes
timony.
The District Attorney yesterday a^ain showed
that consideration for the young wife of th»
prisoner which he has exhibited since the be
irinr.iiic; of the tria'. There was n<> "merciless*
crops-examination; quite the contrary. While
Insistent in attempting to get from th» witness
testimony he thought she was able to give, Mr.
Jerome asked his questions in a deferential
way, without the least suspicion of browbeating.
In fact, be was so carefully considerate that,
Mr. Delmas had few opportunities as on previous
days, to object.
The chief %>% > eapen used against the young wif»
was evidence of a sum of money— Sl.'J.'O— which
was placed to her credit with the Mercantile
Trust Com] by Stanford White late In ISO]
or early in I9OC, m be nrawn against by her at
the rate of |35 a week, whenever she was out of
employment or in cas» of emergency, such as
sickness. Young Mrs. Thaw was sadly at a
loss when asked about this matter. With her
veracity in quest ber*memorv failed to shovr
that marvellous capacity for detail which had
been its distinguishing quality when she told
her story under fh» lead <>f Mr. Delmas.
"I don't rem-=rnher." was her usual r?p!y to
the prosecutor's questions concerning this fund.
"Was not this f2S a week to b« paid only when
you were nnt working?" insisted Mr. Jerona
time and again, aiding her memory by produc
ing letters in her own handwriting which sup
ported this assertion. "I didn't pay much at
tention to it at that time. Really, I would tell
you If I con remember." the witness replied,
once. "I will get at what you remember, I
think, madam, before I pet through," retortsil
Mr. Jerome, grimly confident.
CHECKS, RECEIPTS AND LETTERS.
And so r went on. The District Attorney
had checks, receipts and letters to prove that
from th«» early part of January. 1906, until late
in the fall or' the same year she had been «
recipient of White's bounty, not only drawing
$2."» a reek when she was without an engage
ment, but sometimes rec«Mvins other checks for
.■s: 1 ." and ?.V>. Yet. beyond acknowledging her
signature to sse receipts and checks, young
Mrs. Thaw practical!:.- admitted nothing.
v one time Mr. Jerome had her Identify one
of her own letters written to H. C. Doming.
viee-j.resident of th« Mercantile Trust Company,
which read: "I have stopped playing this west
I wist) you would start sending me ■?-•"» this
week." and produced an indorsed check and a
receipt dated the following day showing sh»
received the sum asked for. "That was prob
ably written at the dictation of Stanford White."
was her astounding explanation, ani she stuck
to it when pressed by the District Attorney.
The cross-examination yesterday began about
the photcm-aphs taken at the East 23d street
studio. Four bis ph^tosryaphs of herself were
shown to Mrs. Thaw later on in the day. of
which she Identified two as being taken on th*
day preceding her alleged assault at the hand*
of Stanford White. Mr. Jerom» wanted to know
if she had ever posed wholly or partly un
draped. She replied hi the negative. Then she
told of; her engagement to appear in "Floro
dora." which she said came about through a
letter of introduction to Fisher & Ryley. pro
prietors of the play, given to her by "Ted**
Marks, a theatrical manager. Th» District At
torney asked many questions about her ac
quaintance with Mr. Mark? and with John
Hobby, at one time a clerk at the Waldorf.
Mrs. Thaw had little of apparent moment to tell
concerning them.
MRS THAW IN* ' FLORODORA."
At the time sh» was appearing in "FTorodora,'*
Fhe stifled, her mother met her every night
after the performance, except on one or two
occasions, when her brother. He.ward. cam© for
her. until she met Stanford 'White.
"Who introduced you to Mr. White?" askedl
Mr. Jerome.
"Edna Goodrich.'' Mrs. Thaw replied.
"Before then had you gone oat after the. the
atre with any one?"
V.-s: with mother and James A. Garland,"
■ tid.
This was the first time Mr. Garland's namw
had come into the case. He was a well known
yachtsman and died In I.***.
Reading his question from a typewritten
paper, the prosecutor asked: "Is it not true
that In the spring of 1001 you were getting very
unruly; that there was a man in New York ap
plying for a divorce. James A. Garland, and I
was constantly quarrelling with my daugh
ter»— •>
Mr. Delmas interrupted by pointing nut that
Mr. Jerome was reading a statement made by
Mrs. Holman. the girl's mother. "Let the. moth
er be produced." suggested Mr. Delmas. "You
know perfectly well why sh» isn't here," said
Mr. Jerome Why do you get That statement in
that you would like "• have her her© and ska
won't come"" asked Mr. Delmaa "Do you want
me to answer that Question ?*\ replied Mr. Je
rome. "It answers Itself." was Mr. Detmas's
answer. "So you don't want me to answer It.**
retorted the District Attorney. Mr. Delmas was
silent. Later on in th" afternoon the question
of Mrs. Holman testifying was again brought op.
"Will you use your influence to get yoar
mother here," the District Attorney asked. Mr.
Delmas protested the question, but Thaw nodded
his head energetically, as if encouraging his
wife to accede to the request.
Returning to her acquaintance with Mr. Gar
land. Mrs. Thaw said she had spent several
Sundays with him on his yacht in the summer
of ISM. but that her mother was always pres
ent. Her acquaintance with him ceased when
she met Stanford White.
WHITS LETTERS FORGOTTEN.
A long time was spent by Mr. Jerome at thn
morning session in trying to find out from Mm.
Thaw what had become <>f a number of letters
written to her by Mr. White. "Did you take
at one time a number of letters from a ware
house (Morgan's warehouse, it afterward devel
oped> In this city?" he asked."
"I don't remember."
"Do you remember going to a warehouse with
a lawyer."
"Yes. sir."
This lawyer proved to be Mr. Hartridge, hut
no papers were taken from there at that tta»a>
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that mid« tha btfhtall fimouj.— AJvt,

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