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any knowledge of what be was doing. To each
question Di Gregory gave the aame reply, that
Thaw had an "Insane knowledge" of his »>.ct.
The frequency of this reply for every act
firially resulted !:i ■ general murmur of merri
ment In th<* room. Dr. Gregory was finally
jisked the difference between sane and insane
knovrlf-dK". and replied:
"Satie laiowlcdga is the hr.oTiiedge of a Bane
ti:r,.i, and vice vtrsa."
Dr <^har!es C. Wajrner ras recallc-C to the
stand after Dr. Gregory. The hypothetical ques
tion of Mr. Jerome was put to him, and h<i
answered as tiie other rxpertß had done, that,
ln liis opinicn. 11. 11. T. did not know the
rst'.ir cr quality of his act or that it wars
wrong when he shot f. v. The District At
torney wanted to krsov.' what kind of Insanity
Thaw wps suffering 'rum, but Dr. W-'iC'*-' could
not place Mm in :n>.y closer classification than
he ha<3 done previously, when he replied to a
Lyyoihet!c;> 1 question put by Mr. Detmas.
Mr. Jerome then proceeded lo ask. as lie had
the ether experts, if Thaw, when he walkeil
<Jmv: :he alf'e cf tho roof garden, knew be was
rnvry'.i.s n. 'oaded revolver, and if he knew that
ha had fired. The wilr.c3S replied that Th*-.v
probably hud sohm kind of a knowleJjre of walk-
Jt:s toward B. IV.. and that he may have ha*
•omo knowledge ot tlie firlnp. Uo may or may
rot have had a knowledge of his act when be
was Bnloadlng* the revolver after the shooting*.
r>i. Wagner s=aid that ho thought all the Imowi
«3ce Tliaw liad xehtta he was Insane, was of
an Insane character.
Tlv but witness of the day was Dr. Brltton D.
Evatia, r^callecl. He answered Mr. Jerome's 1 v
poihelica! qu^silon f.»r Mr. Delmaa aa all the
others had done, giving the insanity version.
CLASSIFICATION DV DR. EVANS.
"Did you com* to any conclusion as to what
kind of Insanity the defendant was suffering
frorj?"' a^keri Mr. Jerome on cro«s-cxamination.
"Ycf." was the unexpected reply.
"•What waa it."
"That kind which allowed hirr. tr> h* lncapa
t>> «>f knowias the nature and quality of th«
act."
• wl-.w 1 - . nam- flii you ghe if"
"N-.. natr.p, on!;.- it was mof those Insanities)
"Whi'-h develop In ih» adolescent p«riod."
"Wan Thaw of unsound mind when ha mar-
T" I Evelyn N'esbit?"
"I think #=o. l^>t? of p^opl? nr»? ln?in a when
they pet snarried."
Mr. Jesnm* wrr.t over the <Mrctznist3n<"e<i pr^
r^iinff nnd folloiring the shootins'. ar.l a^kf"!
If The knew what M war doir.s.
"In ar. insane way he dH. of course." T>r.
Jsvan« answrrM. 'I dotVt think he realize-!
«hat be was dohi£. thbugh, any mere lhan an
Insane per?on who Fits down to r-ay a piece of
asurif.*"
v."h»'i T>r. Evans was excused Mr. Delmas
tried, to g»t in evidence the letters which Thaw
*r r nt» to .T. Dennlnton Lyon, th» .Pit'sburi?
Tin-.ikT. both before and aft^r June 2C». Mr.
I>lmr»< dc?ired particularly to get one undat-'l
l«>tt«r In evidence. VSTien Mr. Jerome ?aid lie
wouli couFent to lha introduction of all the
fetters, hut. if only one, he -would object, as it
ana an entire r^op^ning of the direct ca=«, Mr.
I>"lmas took dTided. objection, and sairt:
"I shall insist upon the admisrlon of this let
ter as a right. 1? it possible that after th? de-
Ten-:*' has f.nisr.c-d irs ca«e the prosecution shall
be allowed *<■» reopen its cage and the defence
fee not allowed tha;. privilege? Will the defence.
then, not be permitted to rut " evidence that
Is vital to its case? I offer this letter as a
matter of right. and not as a privilege or as a
bargain. I huM mon this letter aa evidence of
the state ■• mind of Harry K. Thaw prior to
June 25 last. I desire to strengthen and but
tress our defence against the larger artillery
that has been brought to bear on our rampart?."
Justic* FltzGeraM said he would rule on the
sjtaEßastoQ of the letters to-day. Mr. Delmaa
«aM that unless a !ay witness was calied. the
defence autajlß reft with the admission or re
jection of Ihe letters. There are thirty-nine of
the letters, pome eal<i to be of importance from
trie defence's point of vic-*v.
THAW SENDS $100 FOR FLOOD VICTIMS.
PtttSbuig. Marrh 1?.-Mr ; ycr Oorpe VT. Cruthrie,
rf this city, received a Ifiter from Harry K. Thaw
to-day. In whi<-h p. cherk for $100 was Inrloped to
«M persona •■•■:ff- from th«^ Hood of Isst weak.
The letter. dated Mar<-h 35. reads:
Oirirt? to upon w.f I only fnd $l r '>
toward the relief of the sufferers by the unprece
dented flood. A check fcr that amount is Inclosed.
Th* Mayor replied that no fund had b«*en raised
Jn Pittsburgh but that one had l»-en raifd In
>U!**ghTiy, and what disposition fhould be
made iif the mon*y.
FAVOR It ROW PARKWAY.
Making Borough of Bronx Into
Bronx County Also Advocated.
|Py TtitgTtph to Th^ Trl!>un".]
Albany. March !'.»— With sJSght amendmenti
the Assembly Commltteo «.n Internal Affairs will
rex»»rt Assemblyman I>ueira bill, which provides
for a Bronx parkway, this week.
a hearing on -the bill was held this moon.
•The supervisor* ef Wentchefiter County ara
tinanlmouslj in favor of the parkway, and ap
jieared before the committee to ';!■«<• the i«afisage
of the measure. Tliere was practically no oppo
sition to tlie Mil. Mr. I>v<Ml has been promised
enough support to put it through th* Assembly.
Advocates and opponents of ti-« !nc::sut.e ♦•tvest
ing the Borough at Th* Bronx Into Bronx
County Riled the Asj.mb'r chamber tin* after*
Jioon and tor four hours discussed the measure.
The supiKjrters of th« bill far outnumbered Its
Opponents. It ii believed that this measure,
viiich ha^ been regularly introduced for many
•years, lias at last a fair chance of passage.
PROGRESS OF BILLS.
Mr. Lee's, to Keep City Magistrates
. Out of Politics. Passes Assembly.
(T?r TVejn-BDM t» The Tribune. J
Albany. March 3!».— After a sharp debate the
iAcsembly to-day jo«s<.'d Assemblyman I. •■>•'* bill
prohibltir.fj city raapirtrates from membership
In political committees or the j>ractice of ■ .v. by
a vote of *i! to -ii. Opposition to this measure
came chiefly from Tammany politicians, though
.Assemblyman Slerntt spoke ag;iin«t It. declaring
that New York City was the only place where
th« Judiciary tnix<-<I in j-.011ti.-s.
Mr. De Groot'fl bill wlii. h anliiorizes cutting a
road through Cypress Hills Cemetery met de
feat by a vote •■' *>'.', to ■<>'. Mr De Groot will
make another offort to .-. his bill passed.
Th* Assembly passed bills to-day giving the
remainder ;>t" tiie i-alai ies of Assemblymen liono
hue. Burnett nnd Stanley to their widows.
The Smith Cocaine bill was advanced to third
joadintr. Aamnblyman Walnwrlght will 'ffer
»nor« drastic amendments wl;cn it comes up for
final jisipsage.
The hearing on Assemblyman Merrltt's Water
Rtoraße bill will be held before the Joint Ju
diciary committees of the Assembly and the
Senate.
Thousands of
former
Coffee
' Drinkers
now we!!
Use Postuni
"There's a Reason "
NO 80031 FOR 3IR, TATT.
The President Amused at Rumors
About Conference.
(From The Trlbur:* Bureau. l
Washington. March 19.— report that the
Taft Presidential boom has been launched at the
White House during the recent conference be
twf-en the President and (iovernor Deneen of;
Illinois has caused the former considerable
amusement Hoce Saturday. That the story has
been received by any one ln good faith la rather
surprising. In view of the fact that such a con
ference over such a subject would violate all
kinds of political precedents and be certain to
kill ofT the candidate that the parties to the. con
sultation must wished to boom. The President
laughed heartily when the rumor was brought
to his attention, and during to-day's Cabinet
meeting bad considerable fun over the atory at
the "War Secretary's expense.
"The Idea that the Tuft boom would be
launched at the visit of the Governor of Illinois,
more than a rear ahead of the convention, is
ridiculous enough by itself." said a friend of the
President to-day, "but It becomes perfectly im
possible when you consider the fact that the At
torney Genera] of Illinois was also present."
"But perhaps the President did not know the
Attorney General was coming," suggested one
of the little knot of persona to whom this inter
view was given.
"But the President, as It happened, Invited
the Attorney General to com?," said i he Presi
dent's end
Senator Hansbrough, of North Dakota, was
one of tlw persons who took some stock In the
story, lie believed It of sufficient importance to
call at the White House to-day to ask the Presi
dent Just how much truth there was in the.
report.
"I am auihoriz""! to deny the statement from
first ,i last." s;iM Senator Hansbrough, sifter
his talk with the President. "The matter of
Mr. Taft's candidacy for the. Presidency was not
even hinted Ht during the Interview with Gov
ernor Deni.rj and Attorney General Stead. I
told the President that T was going homo pretty
■ »on and I knew that my people, would ask me,
a3 soon as I got there, if it were tru that the
President had started a boom f°r Secretary
Tafi. I also t"!d him that as a very good friend
of his a'jd of his administration I thought I
ought to have the 'straight steer' on the mat
ter. tie Fald that T was cPrtalnly entitled to
know all about it. and authorized me to d°ny
th« story Just as emphatically as I knew how.
I told him that I thought the story looked rather
absurd ou its face, because 1 believed him to
be too good -i politician to spring a candidate
more than a year in advance of th« convention
If he did, he knew very well that every man
In the country that owns a popgun would bo
peppering away at the tan put up, and one
of the phots would b«« pretty sure to Btrlke
home. The President authorized me to say that
there was no hint of politics iv the Interview
beyoad the T.^ro reference mad<* by the Presi
dent to the Mayoralty campaign now going on
in Chicago."
It i«; understood upon first (lass authority
that the. subject under discussion by the Presi
dent and th? Governor nnd Attorney General of
Illinois was the Alton bond deal, and especially
Mr Harriman's connection with it
Secretary Taft to-night Issued the following
statement:
I had an appointment with the President at
r.:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and went to
the White House to keep It I found Governor
Deneen and Attorney General Stead with the
President, and I was introduced to them. They
left Immediately, There v.as no political con
versation of any kind.
IBy T»sraph to Th» Tribune 3
Cleveland. Mar.!-. 19— William H. Taft was
strongly advocated for President hero to-night at
a meeting of th» T!ppecano« Club, the leading: Re
publican organization in Northern Ohio. Congress
man Theodore E. Burton, who was tho guest of
honor of the club, in the course of a general dis
cussion of political questions, took occasion to de
clare hlm?<:lf as an er.thus!.vti<> advocate of the
nomination of Secretary Taft as Mr. Roosevelt's
suceebfor, and his declaration was pr-"-et'-d with a
storm of applause, indicating inimiMakably a
etroag Taft ff-ntinient in Cleveland. Mr. Burton
sl?o ninde it clear that President Roosevelt will
Dot b*> a candidate to puci.-f>'-<i hlmsoif. He said
that Mr. 'Roosevelt might be W.k<-d to r,s a na
tional l«>a<l'-r again In 1312. 191>> or 192<>, but that
the Prrsid.-iit f*-lt Impelled because of the pre«.-<*
d.-nt against a third t.-rm to forbid the considera
tion of Ids name in connection with the Presidency
in 1908
TAFT AND NIAGARA FAILS
Meets Fellow Members of Commission to
Improve Scenic Beauty of Place.
Secretary :-•••■• War J><»;>artmenf, m his
way from Pfew Haver to Washington yesterday,
had a consultation with his fallow members of the
commission appointed by the federal government
to make plans for the scenic improvement of the
American uMa of Niagara Palls. Tim conference
was held In tiw office* of McKinu M<:td & White.
No. KO Fifth avenue. In addition to Charles F.
Mi-Kliu, V. !.. Olmstead and F. t>. Millet, who with
Mr. T;ift nr« members of m*- commission^ thr-r«
were pr<-s»:it Captain S<;wll, «.f tii.« I'nlted Stiit.-s
engineer <<>rps. and Captain utz. an engineer at
tho I'r.ited Si;it<s Military Academy. They talked
In a Ke:ii-ral way of what it was hoped to accom
plish.
Within a mciiith tii>» members* of the commission
will probably make a personal Inspection of thn
renditions nr Niagara Fall*, after which they win
know Just how largo a problem they nave to -.>l.-.
Secretary Talt left for Washington ai 12:i0 p. m.
yesterday.
NEW MEASURES INTRODUCED
One Affecting Political Contributions — An
other "Niagara Power Grab."
!U>- TeWgrarb te Th« Tribune.]
Albany. March 13.— Assemblyman Wells, of N<uv
York, Introduced to-day v bill amending the laws
us to polS'.ical contributions by ccArporatlons by al
lowing contributions toward promoting or oppos
ing legislation If made to membership corporations
or associations without capital stock which are
not political uarties or organized In aid' of any
candidate for^politlcal office. Another bill pro
vides that such corporations or irssoelationo must.
Include in Ui--:r J» poi If .1 statement ol all sums ho
received and the manner in which they were spent.
Aftsemblyman Parker presented a measure cora
pellinc th« Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power
Company 10 fence in its righta or way to protect
people and animals from coming In contact with
towern or oth«*r charged structures, it Is under
stood tbat s.-veral persona have been killed In this
way. The companj recently had h bill Introduco4
jverViiiitlnj,' the Governor to appoint special pollce
men to i>rot<'fi Ita property, it .- one of the much
denounced "Niagara power grab" concerns.
FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION.
Delegation Urges on Governor Action by
State Authorities.
Albany, March I?.— '••*> Mayor Beth Low of New
Tork and a number of othei» delegates to the Na
tional Arbitration nnd l'eace Conference, which
meets In Sew York City on April 14 to 17, waited
on Governor Hughes to-day and suggested the ad
visability of action by the Legislature In the way
of ofliclaj recognition of tho congress.
'I*l..- delegates suggested the passace of a r<»so
lution by the LegiaUture favoring International .1!
bitration, making provision for v representation of
the Legislature in th»> coum-ils of the <-,)nj{ro<<*
and th.- appointment of a committee, coupled with
a .suitable state appropriation, with a view to the
enu-rtainuietu of delegates from other stato j;ov
ernmeuts.
Besides Mr. Low th" party Included Samuel T.
Duuon. Chairman of th* executive committee of
the congres*; Colonel Asa Bird Gardiner, Dr. John
11. »■": i.i'-y. James TalOOtt, John D. Mlgglna. Rmljili
M. Easier. General '. It. Rlpley. William H. Tay
lcr. General Jam-- Grant Wilson and I layne r»avt».
ATTACKS WOMAN AND KILLS CHILD.
Csrt ill*. On . March 19.— Mrs. James Tol
beit. wlfa of ex-Mayor Tolbert of Fairmont, was
attacked and her baby was murdered by a Negro
st her home last night. The Negro demanded
money, and. when refused, attacked the woman.
She finally escaped and ran t.i her husband's store,
some distance away. A posse immediately started
In pursuit of the Negro.
I-EW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 20. 190 T.
FAVOR BINGHAM BILL.
Continued from first pace.
sent for the two detective sergeants. Fopariy
and Mundy, and I aald to Mundy— it waa a
bluff, though I believed it: Mundy. I know
thai watch is. and bo do you. You have
got half the price of it in your pocket now. Now
t want thai got back and my friend cleared.'
four hours that watch wan found.
i the Dlßtrici Attorney's office to
•mplaint against the detective, the
'What, those two are the best
• got."
• ■,;,.. .; B* ttie urged, turning to
• <•. "give power to the first man In
the department since 'Teddy* Roosevelt, who
; ' . enforce the law."
rd M. Bhepard argued that the police
ed changing. Tho .Mayor could hold
lesioner responsible, but the Commis
sioner could not enforce discipline when the
nineteen heads •*( departments under him were
Irremovable. "When you Bnd an organised body
of men ho do not command the respect due
them b he said, "there la something tha
matter with the organisation."
BINGHAM RENEWS PLEA.
And then Commissioner Bingham was called
on. He explained that he had prepared an argu
but the ground had been covered so thor
. by previous speakers that ha could say
nothing additional, unless] some of the members
of the c wanted to ask him a question.
This . t i hallenge on his part, and Mc
>k It up quickly enough by asking
whether the Commissioner thought police disci
pline would be any better If the Commissioner's
i- r life.
'Tin not enough of a student t.> answer that,"
snapped Bingham, "but i know you'll never have
any 'department until whoevei la there, whether
foi ;i lone; or a short, time, has power- power
withw ith responsibility."
o you think needed?"
"Well, In thia case, whafs asked for in the
bill." came the quick answer.
"But lon'i you think power to degrade the In
spectors would demoralize the force?''
"No. I don't, or I'd nol be behind this bill.
I you'll never do any
you can't ftra your foreman until
: Now. I'm
■ the work done. In a
i brutality, there rti >uld be dlsci
ommanding
'.< hat I tell them How can
;,i\ r,->
do th« ii-ork? 11 I use the
nature vanity, hatred or
That's a mild change i say to tlio
man 'Here. I • plaints against you.
It'a u|> to \ ou ' "
TRANSFERS OP NO I'SE
"Can't you transfer the inspectors?"
"res, but .'• does no good. It only bothers the
honest men. i'ou cant make them dread It."
"Would the inspectors, if this bill was ppe«ed.
look • ter every patrolman?"
"You bet they would; this way. they call on
every captain and Fay: "Here." boys, I'm tip
against It. Bee that everything is right In ytmr
precincts, or it's on paper for yours."
Senator ' irren thought that any roan now
could be removed In twenty-four hoiirs. but the
Commissioner assured htm that would be only
until the courts pent the man back. "And it's
curious how th< always come back." he com
mented.
Senator Frawle: tried to show that In the
last d<=?ijrnarlon of Inspectors General Bin^ham
had disregarded the Civil Service list and hod
gone over the heads of men at the top for politi
cal reasons. lie asked If at the last primaries
tha commissioner had not shifted raptalns in
his district for political purpose*, but Senator
White shui off this controversy. Then Senator
McCarren tried to show that the men detailed
to Bhow up gambling houses should rather bo
on patrol duty. Commissioner Blngham laugh
ingly assured him that he could not neglect a
Statutory crime, bur MrCnrren was hot on the
Fubject and tri«d time and again to get him to
admit that these, men should be on patrol jf
gambling houses v^r« neglected altogether.
Fifty per cent of the forc«.lhe said In grieved
ton*?, was affr handbook men nnd gnm'.ilers.
In reply to a question of a representative of the
Warehousemen's Association, who asked about
seventeen burglaries recently noted \ n the ware*
house dirtrii-t, Ulngham said his detectives had
made no progress.
•'Now I'll show you ho-.v It would work If I
got thla bill." he explained. "IM Mke the good
m«r.. and say tim if they did not produce re
sults, back they would go to tha pave. And I'd
K r- f the resulta," be announced, confidently.
"Now I'm never sure that th" detective won't
'divvy' with th«> man Ik-'p hunting."
SUPPORT POLICE RILL.
Only One Dissenting Word at Pro
ple's Institute.
Only one dissenting word was spoken at the Peo
ple's Institute list night when a vote was nken
on a resolution approving ih-* rMn«r!inm Pbticeblll.
"I always r<-tr".:-i my right to oppose a fake."
ci led th'» dissenter.
When tii»> vote was t?iki»n there were one or two
faint 'noes." but th* i!!ssent»r, a Mr. Cody, was
Tlio only mnn who stood up when a rising vote
was taken, lie thought thiers were polltica In the'
bill
Char! Spraguo Smith said tho opposition t-> the
bill by Senators Grady ;:i!.l McCarren xnv a pretty
Btrong presumption il'.Ht v was a cood bill He
n.. : argument^tljat the bill was meant to glva
Political J Powers to Mayor McWellan at tho expensa
of «. iiirl.-» 1- Murphy waa toollsh. |{ a Mid ),.>
should never have t!i« respect for tho Mayor that
a man de« rea to have; from his fellow men until
the Mayor .•:,i;i<> ot:t hk" a man and demanded a
j-iijinil. of th.> last niuyi r.ilty elictlon
.i. Aspinwall Hodge r. :.,| a statement from th»
presen head of tho Qoddard Anti-Policy Society
that thejrswere not now being hamnered by tho
police in their work, and asked If It was not n.
commentary on the polka u.r-e that the i>,^t
pnsi.-.- that could !»■ klv.-is wa* that tlm police did
not hinder the work of prirate in.livl.iu.ti.-, in the
enforcement <-f t 1!-t 1 !-- statute*
, <1 . . ' !'i"J :\'»niio!i dollars for whl.l. I had no
use.. >al. i,t-. I would^ establish :i fund for the .n
forcement of justice. I would provide for this en
forcement through the courts, for 1 still havefa
have Iw" wied" cm ' Sf ""° tllln|ra " mt
Mr llolk'- suld ho would provide nloney ho th«t
the city could retain expensive (.onus.'!, instead of
some poorly i>..i,< u.sslstant corporation counsel t,»
right ngaltißt tha suits „f Inspectors und other d!*
mlHHed offlcers for reinstatement.
The Rev. Thomas K. Sllc< ■ sji.l that the present
organ zatlon neither hide anything nor "find
anything. He said that the 10.000 .rooks who I c "!
cry said w.-ir in New irork oiishi to i, c -ill i,i,.i,A.i
hSurs y """" tOrCt " l 8,009 poli.*men°ls f2rty -"l«h!
After relating a story showing how a parishioner
whose house had been robbed. Bad been able to It
any attention from the I'oii,-,. Department nniv
when he. Mr. Slicer. had asked tha?s?inrtMw?iS
done at once, the Bpeaker said: "That In Itself N
an Indictment against the police rortethat a man
who Is known and has Influence and ,' • , ,- ,| i •
coniroodatlon that a poor man cannot x>-t -
'" Peters, speaking or the difficulty" commis
sioners had found In removing dishonest Inswctora
because it was not always posslblo to Jet La
proof, made this statement: KCt '^ J »
"Yon often; hear L 1L 1 ' 1 " 8 ■ on wh.it Von know to be
unimpeachable authority, and yet v, i, •orl, ....
no legal proof of the facts Horn., ,1 „" , 't,t ,l, l
we had ■'i'; 11 '- hoard ■■' four r,'.,,'.:,T ;..::
on what I believe to »»• excellent authority *ihl*
one of the cominlsslohers gave $MOO& s for h'lsau
polntment. When a young man weni to ii, „
an appointment as police surgeon hoTtold him tha
appointment j would cost 15.0 W. When? the" younl
him $o.<-jo in offering it to him at half r\[\%* S
VEILLER SEES JOKER IN BILL.
Objects to Some Features of Bridge Terminal
Measure — Wants Amendment.
Mayor McClellan gave public hearings yesterday
on the hills to provide for the Manhattan terminal
of the Brooklyn Bridge. Lawrence Velller, former
ly Becretary of the City Club, representing the
X;r^t:::j;^.t ,::;-■■ v, ™^,-r
laws of 1901 i. whk-h purnorti to L, for " he relY r
of the bridge crush and to extend the vi» M \
footpaths, roadways, railroad tru-ks and'nti,.;
facilities for the use' of l^^ru^veb"elos
railway passengers at the Manhattan end of 1 1,'
Jo.s!bie'" said II msd. a " c l avate . <! bridge loj!
Mr. Velller thought he Haw a jok^r ip the bill
and raid that It would allow an elevated nlTroad
to bo run between and over all the bridces! In
rinding the Brooklyn, willlamsburg and now Man!
hnttan; that It would allow an c!o V ated road in
Ijelaneey atreet. that It 8 ., v. the Bridg« Commit
sioner the power to give swsy v franchise for til,
p^'t& fl wi y £3e i'"li '" l ' hit M"— " £ '-'
X&SEZISffi !?*? " ft '' rward he did not wish It
r^lrli /i \ Wa " °™° s^d " the bill. He
regards the improvement a* essential He also
regards the Mayor as sincere and deslroua of »>r
riving.at .1 solution of ">* bridge crush problem.
But he regards, pnstages In th « new measure as
d.ir.geroua and think* they ought to be eliminated.
Mayor McClellan gave no hint of his action.
Why
Evans'?
IT contains bone and sinew
making properties that
give it distinction above all
other beverages. Evans 1 Ale
is essentially a "food stuff"
of high nutritive value. De
licious and satisfying.
At nil Clubs. Cafes. Restaurants,
Hotels ami Dealers'.
MR. HUGHES OPTIMISTIC.
American hafe Better and Sounder
Than Ever lit fore. He Sai/s.
Troy, X. V.. March 19. -Governor Hushes waa
the principal speaker at the annul <iinn=r of th»
Young Men's Christian Association !ipiv to
night. He discussed principally topics apper
taining to the good which the association i y
doing in behalf of young manhood. He adro
cated principles of equity, justice and put'li.-.
spirltedness in private as well as In public Hfe.
Thi Governor said that ho was romik to keep
il h>' had ever made. !)•
tlnued:
No one can take into account the general con
dition of the country to-day without being con
vinced that American life is in sounder and bet
ter shape now than it lias ever been before. Th**
people are more generous, the standards higher
and the young men have a better prospective of
life than they have had for many a. day. Every
problem which Is being presented to the Ameri
can people Is being successfully solved because
of their devotion to high ideals. We say that
there has been a. moral revival, and that la true.
Th< '' % has been a clearer view of man's obliga
tion to those about him and a quiet determina
tion on the part of the people at large that no
man, no matter who he may be. shall be faith
less to the people as a whole and at tho same
time enjoy public respect. Any one who gives
thought to the subject will come to tho conclu
sion that there la nothing in the world which 1-*
worth having which la pot gained through the
reaped of tha people at large. You cannot en
joy yourself lons If you do not have a sense o*
honor and find duty and self-respe • paramount.
There, is no use to make met good by mere. law.
We want men in office who will refus^'to do
things that are not appraised as just and honor
able. The Question is. what is the best service
to be rendered in a straightforward way which
the people in their sense of Justice will approve?
Every organization which mak^a men desire to
be ju?t and fair and square is a security to the
perpetuity of our institutions.
BALLOT REFORM VRGED.
But Massachusetts System Meets
with Little Favor at Albany.
[By Telfcrnrh ta The Tribunal
Albany, March lf>. Arguments for th* adop
tion of the Massachusetts form of billot were
heard by tho Assembly Judiciary Committee this
afternoon. Ex-Judge William S. Cohen, repre
senting the Election Laws Improvement Asso
ciation, and Albert S. Bard, of th* Citizens
Union, urged the reporting of the Prentice bill,
which provides for that form of ballot, white
John : pooling, of th 9 New York City Board of
Elections, and George I>. Emerson and Ftevert
B. O'Gorman. of Buffalo, argued against it.
It was apparent from the attitude of mem
bers of the committee that they did hot can*
srriously to consider arguments In favor of it.
Judge Cohen was constantly Interrupted In
course of in* speech. Assemblyman F. <?. Whit
ney, of Osnego. was particularly discourteous in
his questions and In th* way he asked them.
The chairman of the commit tea mad* fe«bj e at
tempta to preserve ord»r.
Judfe Cohen pointed out that the style, of
ballqt specified In the bill had b^n advocated
i>y tho Governor. He railed attention to th»
recommendations of judges of the hi«hen
courts in " •" *'■'■'• for aomo revision of* the
Presenl system and grave dangers that might
arisu from this shomd an election be closely
contested.
"The present system of voting." he decln-ed
•is a part v.wi. \. m pu , one SOOfl man a :
tho head of the ti.-ket. ami then lill tho other
piaccs with political ward heelers, perhaps A
voter ,oi-.ies along and votes the whole ticket
h* s*es only the name at tho top of th*> column,
• Jive us tht* Massachusetts bnllot and the differ
ent parties will have to bo more careful in the
selection of candidates f->r these minor posi
tions. 1 '
He laid particular stress on th* necessity for
simplicity. Nothing could bo less complicated
than the Instruction to the voter that he put
his ore before the nntne of each candidate -for
whom ho purposed to vote, he said He pointed
out tlu't th* abolition of the party column wouh]
tend to make all organizations f careful in the
selection of candidates.
Albert S. Bard said that the two principal
points Involved were to make the lions fat?
m v.v. Including those who desired to split their
ballots, and the results certain by having no
ambiguities ns to methods of marking The
Massachusetts ballot would be absolutely fair
to all voters, and would do away with the sim
blgultles, he contended.
Mr. Doollng posed the bill because, he said],
it would Increase, by BO per cent the present
heavy expense for elections. "It this bill Is
passed.': he said. "It will tost the city of New
York MOO.OJUi and require the. redlstrictlng of
the whole city. There is no general desire for a
change in the system Hardly l per cent of the
voters In New York City want this new ballot.
If you have the Massachusetts ballot you will
also have to have an educational test, "and this
would disfranchise over one hundred thousand
Voters iii .New Y»u k city."
There is almost no possibility of the Mil ,-,.
ceiving :i favorable report, because of the oi>
positl >«] of upstate politicians.
RETURN OF MONEY DEMANDED.
Attorney General Jackson Says 0. & W. R.
R. Is Not Entitled to $117,161 Paid to It.
Albany. March Ik— ln a Utter to th*» n> w York
Ontario & Western Railroad Company, made public
to-night. Attorney General Jackson demands of tha
company the return to the state of $U7.it>i, which
he contends was paid illegally to the company In
connection with the Improvement of th.< barge
canal. The nu.ney wa* paid by the state as dam-.
ages resulting from the removal of the mmn , v ■
bridge across Wood .-reek. onelda ■„ „ ' Pan , > "
bullSlngof a new bridge and the .s, of ?hanWlnt
"■ roadbed and approaches. -In defau tof th«
prompt payment of this sum by you" „„„,.„
H.^An0,,,^,,, .,.,:. " l 8! "" 1 brln * """ «^n '"
or T ?hV S, h tW B~«i*!gB ~«i*!g
"■""" rebuild, alter or change the brWge or'raiu
way. The State of No - v <)rk> - .■oi.tlim .«!. \t '
Jackson, "was under no legal or other liii.nitv i.»
pay any part of the. coal of makini aU( . n > chances
or alterations. Th« payment to you of the in-
the receipt and detention thereof by you were ':, Si
are without authority or right." " rj '•'"'
Mr. Jackson says the money was Dn lil r ,r. t»
render SI last, but a balance of ?1 000 *ii.f? if"
had directed Controller Olynn to-day to ref,,^ ihZ
payment of this balance. " refuse lbs
It was stated to-night by a member of the n» w
canal board thai übstracia or the. proceWihW **
the Canal Board which went out of office '\ r i,
unrjf i showed thai the payment of the .'..tm «■?"
authorized unanimously by (he Canal )■ ,i «
the approval of former Attorney '" QenVral Mam
although the abjtracl of the utS of "hTdieafftS
the men! of the money was not passed on
JURY WILL NOT CONVICT POLICEMEN.
After being out several hours, the Jury in the!
case of Patrolmen McGloln and Hotter. of the
Brownsville station, Brooklyn, who were' charged
with Kraft inff. was discharged by Judge Pawrett in
the Kings County Court, last night The Inrv i',-.,i
failed to agree after being nent out a second time
Hi.' accused men were on tho atand durins thn
afternoon «nd swore that they had never ml*?
Joseph Rsssano, the saloonkeeper who ; imi Lj
then) of forcing him to give them money for 2
"present for the wardm*n " There were atrreral
sharp clashes between District Attorney <-iark«
and ex-Senator Wliltlofk. counsel for the**
cused men. Ac "
The trial of. the three other police officers who
are also accused by saloonkeepers will probably
begin to-day. Nine lurymen were selected yester
day to try Michael Hines. whose case, will be the
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MR. MELLEiYS VISIT.
( oaMn'i>4 fr«m Br«t pa«»
cause their wishes ar« fathers to their thoughts
This he cannot help, bur he will nor permit the
fact to worry him. as he will always refrain
Iron taking any on« Into bit full confidence In
advance of the whole public.
TO CONSULT SEVERAL. GOVERNOR?.
Th* President has no purpose \r> se* the Gov
ernors "* all the sates, although he has planned
to consult a number of them regarding weenie
ana political questions during the next few
months. H« will also talk with any prominent
man Who asks to see him. and if II occurs to
him that the information possessed by any one.
be he railway president, financier or politician,
would b? of uso to him. h» will not hesitate
to send for that person, regardless of the ru
mors to which such a conference may give rise.
For Instance, the President experts to have a
talk with Governor Hueh^s at th* convenience
of that official. The- Invitation was sent to Mr.
Hughes some time ago. and before the Public
T'tiliti^s bill, for Instance, was drawn, and >•*'-
the President realizes that If the Governor hap
pens to fln-i time to run over to Washington
while the Utilities Mil is pending th*> unin
formed portion of the press will probably im
medial Jump to the conclusion that it hi with
regard to that measure that th* Executive de
sire* to consult the Governor.
K*>f<irt> calling: on th« President Mr. Sletlen
paid a visit to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, and had a chat with Chairman Knapp.
The commission lias b^en making? som» in
quiries regarding the New Tork. New Haven
■ Hartfcrd. and Mr. Melton sought to elucidate
certain points in connection therewith.
Incidentally, it was lenrned at the commis
sion '"-iiu that plans for the Inquiry bit tha
HIU line?, which was announced exclusively i;:
these dispatches to The Tribune of March 10,
in well 'under way. and that it will be prosecuted
along lines similar to those employed in inves
tigating the Harriman lines and Mr. Hurri
man'ii system of finance.
Presl MHI--n ■•• Washington for Boston
on the Federal Kxpresa this afternoon. Before
going he said tli.it he did not know whether
any other railway presidents would call on the.
President. He did not. at this time, exr>«>ct to
return soon, although it was possible be might
come to WiuhliiKtun at any time.
RECEIVES GOV. JOHNSONS LETTER.
President Has Discussed Suggestion with
Several of His Callers.
Washington. March 19.- President Roosevelt has
received from Governor Johnson <•( Minnesota th«
letter recently scut by him bearing on the subject
of a national conference with a view to letting
a common understanding a* to the powers to b«»
exerted by the states In oas^ of nny extension of
federal authority In railroad regulation. The Presi
dent lias iiii. !!■<* .| the question with lome Of hts
callers and experts la n-ply promptly to Governor
Johnson's suggestion*, t
OPPOSE PHILLIPS BILL.
Prohibition of Name in More than One Col
umn Regarded as a Step Backward.
[ !•>>• T«l*sraph to The Tribune.^
Albany, March U». —In a statement issuej to-night
Travis n Whitney, legislative a«eat of the- citizens
Union, sever* iy criticised the Mil by ABsemblymart
Phillips prohibiting any candidate from having his
name In more than one column on a ballot. He de
clared that Instead of this Measure being ■ step
toward ballot reform, It was a step in the other ilt
r.'.-tion. This hill Is on the order or third reading
for to-morrow The) statement --ays.
A bill by Assemblyman Phillips, amending the.
Election law by prohibiting the name of a candi
date from being printed In more than un« column
of the ballot, baa excited the intercut of advocates
of ballot reform. This bill, m Its supporters say.
was reported by the Judiciary Committee, of which
Assemblyman Charles W. Mead, of Albany. is
chairman, after a "snap"' heur'tiß.
The friends ■■( ballot rtform were much encoor
aged by th.> positive recommendations of (iovernor
Hughes In favor of the adoption of tho Massachu
setts form. veral of the men from Now York
City organizations. who were hi Albany to-day on
a Ue.irlnK 0:1 the Massachusetts bill, exprt>ase«]
themselves strongly In opposition to th»» Phillips
bill as a step backward The Mil prohibits th*
printing of a tame In mow than one column, and
provides that If a person baa been nominated by
two or more parties or Independent bodies be must
til** a statement stating In which column he desires
his name to appear. If i- fails to die sm-h a state
ment th» Secretary of State, County Clerk, or Hoard
of Elections •hall cause bH nam« t.> I*, prints,!
ii the column €>f the party or body that Hrst nomi
nated him. The bill further provides that a vacancy
ereutert by dropping a duplicate nomination must
remain and cannot be filled under the ordinary
provisions of the Kl.xtloti law.. .
It is understood thai up-state Republican poll
tlclnns lire alarmed over the Increase in Independent
voting, and aim »<> prevent any form of fusion, and
that the Mil was reporfd "under orders." ' Th*»
Election law is already rather stringent as to fu
sion. In that ii provides that a vacancy on a ticket
cannot be filled with the nam* of a candidate al
body nomlnat "' 1 b>- another party or independent
Th» Cttsssssa I'nlon. City Club and other New
»ork organizations liav* expressed themselves in
opposition to the bill, and will oppose it vigor
misiy before the Senate committee if it pass-a the
Assembly.
taring, and bwt ta« aigaaturs of Z. W. OBOVa aßs.
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leather all over; oiled silk turned into
the welt.
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ACCUSES V GOTERXOB.
I oniiaucd from rtr«t pace.
ability of failure in an attempt to convict even
alii'uhl an Indictment lie se<-ur*..i. this depart
ment Is of the opinion that tha governments
interests will be best served by pursuing th*
matter" n<> further. 1 return th-* papers Hi th*
said c:i;h?3 herewith
ln commenting upon iho «lebate ln wiilch fc*
promised ti> make the revelations, Mr. Mana
says that the rtDresentattvea woo took such
an active part In having a limitation leasleß]
th.' land fraud Investigations were a.l front th»
states where frauds have been ConxmittoC H»
contends that, while he har* no Intention of Im
pugning their motlTes. it is possible they ran/
huve been prompted ::> their seal to oaks It a;
l>«»ar thttt n.> great amount t>f fraud hail been
commuted by iii.> fact that in so Ao'.r.g they
would gratify many u f their constituents wIM
possibly would prefer that the facts which
mlgh'. bo Insert by an lnvestißntion of soma
of their land transactions should not beconie
public.
FOR RAPID TRANSIT RELIEF.
A special committee of th*» Retai! Drj goods ■*•"
sociation has recommended that a committoe **
up the rapid transit problem, and after conferences
with the authorities and the bodies interestfd re
port on plan* for relief. The report sa>» that
within the next ten years tl>er«» must b« ---fween
|g«X*W>.>Vi> and aa*s.ea*,eM expended by t:»» city **
subway cOnMractlon ! aU>n<\ but that under tti*
present Rapld^Trnnsit act the city wili be urabl*
to cope financially with the situation. It point* '"
the inibii- I*tllltle<9 HI a?i forecasting some mess
ure of relief, but say.i that ass way showlJ *•
bund to preserve and contlnu* th* work el **-
tension alr.-a.ly outlined so us to bring It Into ts*
hands of the new commission without aeed'.ess "••
lay.
WE LOAN MONET
on real estate, if yon aeed funds for
Improvements or to coanpiete a par
clßMe we can supply ttssx at aoitnie
interest rate and wtUMMrt ■iiam— 7
expense. This Coaipanybtlic largest
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Investors or tkt conservative class
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of great valce.
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AND TRUST C 9
Capital and Scrplas, - $11*000,000
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173 lemscvSt, 19a Moctaiac »>• BrodCya

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