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V u LXVII N° 22.077.
SENATORS SHOW ANGER
fI'OXT ATTEND HEARING.
Jlcsent Assemblymen Taking Lead
on Utilities Bill.
[By vpipti to Th»>" Tribune.!
Albany. April St.— give additional oppor
tunity for the airing r,f views as to amendments
to the ■'■'-' ITtllltie* bill. Assemblyman Mer
yjtt to-day announced a conference of the As
sembly Railroads Committee and the Senate Ju
diciary Committee on Monday, at which friends
or opponents might present their Ideas. In real
ity it »1H '*" * hearing on the measure and the
amendments suggested by the Assembly com
mittee, but because that committee has been su
perseded officially by the Rules Committee th«
affair technically cannot be called a hearing.
Assemblyman Wninwright. of the committee,
went to N' 1 ' York to-day, where he, will Invite
all those interested In the measure to appear be
fore the committees on Monday.
While Senator Davis, chairman of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, has accepted Mr. Merrltt's
formal invitation to the conference, there seems
to be grave doubt whether others of the com
mittee will attend. Much bad blood exists between
the Senate and th* Assembly because of the
way In which the Assembly has taken the lead
In han<Jlit-.sr the Governor's bill, and those Sen
ators wh i linve Iteen most forward In expressing
this feeling announced to-day that they would
not *'• with the Assembly committee at the con
This* ill feeling Is not felt toward tjie Assem
bly itself. It is directed rather at Senator Pace
and Mr Merrltt and Governor Hughes himself;
for the anti-Hughes men realise that the action
of the Assembly committee on this measure
■sally Is the result of a carefully considered plan
of the Governor's. Knowing that the bill If
handled first by the Assembly committee would
have a better chance of being reported precisely
as the Governor wanted It than If the Judiciary
Committee, which contains several strong anti-
Hughes men. had a chance at it, Messrs. Page
and Merritt calmly overrode tentative sugges
tions to have eub-commlttees of the two com
mittees take up the measure. The Assembly
committee, with which the views of Mr. Merritt,
Speaker Wadsworth and the Governor would
have great weight, took up the work and will
carry 1t through, leaving the bill exactly satis
factory to the Governor. Thus the Senate would
have to '.•ear full responsibility for any changes
made !n that body.
GOVERNOR WILL GO OVER MEASURE.
After the conference on Monday the bill will
he put into shape for reporting at once, prob
ably on Tuesday. Governor Hughes himself will
go over the completed bill, according to present
plans. While many changes have been made
by the Railroads Committee, and many other
Important changes and. corrections must bo
made, it Is certain that the spirit of the origi
nal Mil will not be changed in the least; If any
thing, the clauses regulating railroads and
lighting companies will be made more binding
aofi stringent than originally. Neither the lim
ited court review nor th* absolute power of
removal by the Governor will be changed, and
It la unlikely that the clause prohibiting hold-
Ing companies will be stricken out, though this
may be altered to permit a railroad to acquire
another road which would make an extension of
Its system or add better facilities.
The Albany Chamber of Commerce, following
cut alia! supporters of the bill believe is a
systematic campaign by the corporations to
Stir up a semblance of widespread public oppo
sition. «o»nt to-day to the Buffalo Chamber of
Commerce a letter suggesting a general con
ference of boards of trade on the Utilities bill.
to be held In this city soon. This letter ex
pressly «ays that the Albany body has as yet
taken no position against the bill; but support
ers- of the measure consider It significant that
the question of a conference is taken up with
the Buffalo organisation, which is opposing the
Additional evidences were not wanting to in
dicate that this was a part of the financial -politi
cal movement to defeat Governor Hughes's
policies, which has stirred up so much ***nti-
Went over the Kelsey res*- that many Republi
can leaders are arrayed in open warfare against
the Governor. Friends of Governor Hughes
consider it significant Indeed that thin sudden
activity of "'business men's organizations" origi
nated at Buffalo, the home of the state's rail
road interests, in a. body made up largely of
railroad men «nd men dependent on those rail-
Toads, and was taken up Immediately by Al
bany, the home of the Delaware & Hudson, and
a headquarters for the New York Central. In a
body waved by the attorneys for those con
<*njs and the political leader of the county.
SURPRISE AT OPPOSITION OF LABOR.
Much wonder was expressed, too, at the
itrana-e opposition shown by certain labor unions
to the bill. in th« light of Governor Hughes'*
lucid explanation* that the bill could produce t.o
result harmful to organized labor. A man deeply
Interested in the Kelsey case, and thus opposed
to the Governor, indicated yesterday that a great
<!eal of this activity, both at the boards of trade
•ad the labor unions, In his opinion, was manu
factured to suit the needs of the corporations
which would find their apodal privileges cut
ehort by the enactment- of a stringent utilities
Men who are standing by Governor Hughes I
to-flay more strongly than ever announced their ;
belief that the lnßurance companies had Joined
, force* with the transit interests, and both !i%d
•« their old lobbyists at work, first to sav<»
Superintendent Kelsey. then to hamstring the,
Utilities bill and do whatever other harm they i
«euld to Governor Hughes. They pointed out \
•bat Mr. Ke!aey's leading defender* were the
ni«*n who. In |.reviou» years, had borne the brand
'* dm insurance and railroad companies. Th^
Political chieftains who were trying to Jockey
the organization into warfare with the Governor,
these men went on, were those allied with the j
corporate Interests or controlled by them.
"A» nearly as I can learn," said one of the ■
Governor's supporter*, "Senator McCarren is ,
■*ulT)g an the order* in the Kelsey end of this i
•*»lr What possible Interest can McCarren
•«« Orady take in Kelsey? Why should they. i
Uwnocrats. bo no eager to save a Republican i
that they undertake to deliver a bunch of Demo- j
• cratic votes to frustrate the efforts of Governor ■
Hughes to get the Insurance Department put Into
•*••• to protect the policybotoers instead of tho
assurance, companies? Why should politicians
«■* "Bob" Hunter and Lou Payn be moving
B'aven and earth to enlist support for Kelsey
■**o«t the Governor? How can anybody ex
*■■ an this great friendship and expenditure f
<-• tfca« end money to save Ot««i Kelsey, anyway? j
likes him. most people respect him. '
™* I never knew before that any trouble he i
iy* happen to experience was important j
■■■■a* to enlist the attention of politicians of
Coailngr4 on third v*%. '
To-d»r. fair sad colder.
To-morrow, fair and warmer.
— li— TWO NOTEWORTHY BUILDINGS AT JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION.
OLD RI'M^CTI HOICK. GEORGIA STATE BT'II.DINO.
Modelled after homo of President Roosevelt's mother.
J/i*. TAFT WILL BE BUSY.
Hound of Engagement* FUU Entire
Time in Ohio.
B) TfifcrapV, t.> Th» Triban*.]
Cincinnati. April M. Secretary Taft, who will
arrive hero si s o'clock to-morrow morning, will
bo busy until he returns to Washington at noon
Tuesday. Thr«»e hours after he arrives ho will
attend the convention of tho Western Associated
Yale Clubs Then will foilow a luncheon at the
University Club, and in the evening the annual
dinner of the Yale Association, it is not likely
that tho Secretary will talk politics, though
enthusiastic members of the Yale Association
have already prepared campaign songs, which
nr<- to be fung at intervals during th" evening.
Tho Secretary will go. to Dayton Sunday,
whore he will spoak at the laying of the corner
stone of the new building of the Dayton Young
Men's Christian Association. Ho will roturn to
Cincinnati tho same evening and address the
studrnts of the University of Cincinnati Monday
morning, and later visit the Chamber of Com
merce, wl.ere he wiil probably deliver a second
speech. In tho evening ho will attend the dinner
<>f the Business Men's Club.
Whether or not an Immediate indorsement by
the local party organization of the Secretary's
candidacy for President will be urged further
will probably be determined during Mr. Taft's
Senator Foraker"s forces are satisfied 'appar
ently to wait until after the municipal elections
for formal Indorsements of their candidate if
they are to be forthcoming at all. A fact that
apparently gave Foraker lenders satisfaction to
day was the acknowledgment by Chairman W.
F. Brown of the State Central Committee that
he himself was not in fnvor of holding a pri
mary as had been suggested, until next year,
thus keeping the Presidential question remote
from the municipal contests.
TO OPES HEADQUARTERS.
Senator Foraker Plans to Contest
Ohio from Akron.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
Cleveland. April 20.— Senator Foraker will
open state headquarters at Akron on Monday, In
charge, of Senator Dick. Stenographers have
been ordered to come from Washington, and of
ficers of the Republican State Committee will oc
cupy rooms. The campaign to lino up Ohio Re
publicans will begin at once.
»• ■ —
HOUSES MAY VOTE AS ONE.
Reported Plan to Settle Disputes
Between Lords and Commons.
lyindon. April 'J~ According to "The Daily
Telegraph," tho government's plan for dealing
with conflicts between the House of Lords and
the House of Commons will be ■ proposal that
in cases of disagreement both houses *hall pit
and vote together, tho majority vote of tho com
bined houfiep deciding the dispute.
BIG TRANSVAAL IA) AX.
Rejmried Agreement Between Botha
and Rand Finnneiers.
Liverpool, April 1!7. "The Dally Courier" »is
ports that Qeneral Botha. Premier of the Tranp
vaai, ha» negotiated an arrangement with the
Rand financiers In London by which they guar
! antoe a big ]o;in to th*> Transvaal, the govern
ment of the Transvaal undertaking not to In
terfere with the mining industry.
<;eneral Hotha, on being asked about the re
port, declined either to confirm or deny ft.
PHI LA. FOR CONVENTION.
Plans Hall to Seat 90,000 as Induce
ment to Republieam.
Philadelphia, April -*>. Announcement waa
made to-day by Mayor Reyburn that tho Trades
league had obtained an opt lot; on an entire
block "f property between 2.'ld and IMth and
Chestnut and Walnut streets, on which to have
erected In this city a convention hall with a
Beating capacity of twenty thousand persons.
The object is to bring; the next Republican Na
tional Convent l«»n to Philadelphia. Plans for
the hall have been made. It will cost $I.<NMMXN>.
NEGROES FOR THIRD TERM.
Conference of Union African Methodist
Church Indorses President.
f By T>l««T»ph to Tho Trlbun*. ]
Wilmington, Del.. April 26.— President Roose
velt was indorsed for another term here to-day
by the annual conference of the Union African
Methodist Church. The conference- was attend
ed by Bishop Ramsay of the New York and
Kew Jersey Diocese: Bishops Wilmore and
Ruley and the Rev. S. P. Phepard, of New York,
and others. The Indorsement commended the
President for his fair and Impartial treatment
of the Afro-American people, and strongly rec
ommended him for a third term.
J. H. OREENSHIELDS'S HOME BURNED.
Kontreal. Arrll *.— The house of J. N. Oreen
shields. tne criminal lawyer, on the slope of Mount
Royal, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. Th»
damage ts estimated at more than $100,000. on ac
count of the paintings. A servant jump»a out of
a third story window and may die.
GREAT BEAR BPRING WATER.
"Its purity bas made It famous. "— Advt
NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. APRIL 27. 1907. -SIXTEEN PAGES .^tJSi^JSSW PRICE THREE CENTS.
DAVID WILLCOX DEAD.
REPORTED A SUICIDE.
Captain Tells Health Officer He
Shot Himself at Sea.
David Willcox, formerly president of the I>eia
ware A Hudson Elailroad Company, committed
suicid* at sea last Wednesday while a passenger
on the North German Lloyd steamer Barbarossa,
according to a report made to Health Officer
I>nt> by Captain Longreuter at midnight last
nieht. The Barbarossa remained ;;t Quarantine,
where the I evening from
Genoa and Naples. Upon the arrival of the liner
It waa reported thai Mr. Willcox had died from
heart disease. As he had been known to be In
Ex-Preeident of the Delaware £ Hudson Railroad
Company, who?" death nt sea was r«Tw-rterj as
suicide by the captain of the Harltarossn.
ill health and had gone ■
hope ..f recuperating, it wa
his friends to U urn that | ; .
to the mpl :
hii'ist if. !■ to Dr. Dol
captain said that he had •: ,
cause of death. Di Dot; -
wiil come vi' !•■ ' ■ >on
Mr. Willcox. i; is said, was not feeling
well '.\hen he boarded the Barharossa at N
The steamer is nr.t equipped with wirelei
paratus, arid t>i<> death was not known here
until Quarantin* va- reached.
Mr Willcox v\as born in Plat bush, Long Isl
and, on December 11. lM'.t. and «
of Albeti <>. and Ann Elizabeth Willcox. 11.
was educated at Yale University and was the
valedictorian ojf the class of '72. He then stud-
led law ;tt Columbia Lav School, in this city,
and in the offl I Miller, Peel .\ Opdyh
was admitted to the bar In isTl. H ntlnued
with the same firm and In time bees i • .: part
nor. th*» title nt the firm changing to Opdye,
\vtl!< ox <t Bristow.
11 111 1 IV.M Mr. Wlllcoi was made the general
counsel for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad
Company •wi<i In I.**> was « -i«-< ■ r «■•! first vice
president. Ho 11 1 • - 1 * 1 bnth these posta until May
13. 1908, when he waa elected president of the
company, upon tho resignation <>f Robert M.
olyphant. Mr. Willcox'a partner, William B.
Opdyke, succeeded him as general counsel, Mr.
Wlllcoi retiring from his law firm, which Hlnce
then hus heen known aa Opdyke, Ladd tk Bris
As president of the Delaware ft Hudson, Mr.
Willcox took ;i prominent part In the negotia
tions with tii' anthracite coal miners, whenever
■ itrike threatened the "coal roads," in which
group hit! company was classed. The presidents
■>f these roads, under the leadership of George
V Baer, were in the hat.it .it such times o!
meeting weekly for luncheon and to discuss their
course <>f action In their struggles with John
Mitchell and his followers. After each auch
innftiriK they would Issue statements t.> the pub
lic In behalf of their aide of the Question.
With the lat.- Samuel Spencer, president of*
tlie Southern Railway Company, Mr. Willcox
a<-te(i as the representative of the railways <>f
tho country in Us.' discussion preceding the en
actment of the Railway Rate law In 1905 On
several occasions he wrote letters t<> the Presi
dent of i!i<- United States In regard to coal strike
troubles, communications which were regarded
a* strong documents from the capitalistic point
<.f view. Mr. Willcox also iron' time to time
contributed articles on legal and national ques
tions t<> the reviews and other periodicals.
Under his administration »he Delaware t<
Hudson made steady progress, but not without
a severe tax upon the president's nervous sys
tem. A severe fall while .sk:itin« last winter
caused Injuries from wlii<-i, he rallied only
slowly, and several weeks ago he Balled for Italy
in the hope <.>t' regaining his strength.
On April a ho sent his resignation to the
board of managers of the company, :i.-.-.,n,
panied with such representation* thai it was
accepted the following day, and L. X Loree
formerly president of the Rock Island Company.
and befon that president of the Baltimore *
Ohio, was chosen ;ts his successor.
When Albert Willcox, a brother of David Will
cox, died, less than a year ago, he made a be
quest In which he said he desired the Audubon
Society and the Tuskegee Institute each to re
ceive the income of one-half of his estate, whllo
he directed that his brother, durins tho hit
ter's life, enjoy the remainder of the estate,
which, upon the death of David, was to be. put
tn ban):, and the two named beneficiaries re
eetve the income from the entire estate.
About three months ago Mr. Willcox. wishing
to have the Auduhon Society and the Tuskeseo
Institute gvt immediate possession of the money
left for them, signed .8 waiver of all rights to
the property and moneys loft by his brother, and
legally arranged matters wo that the two bene
ficiaries would at once obtain possession of their
respective shares of $o<M>.<»<>«».
Mr. Willcox was unmarried.
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that made the highball famous.— Advt. .*
OHIO KTATK BIUL.DIXO.
BIG ROCKEFELLER GIFT.
Land Valued at $2/)00fi00 for
University of Chicago.
[H> Toleirrfir!-- to The TrtbuiM. i
Chicago, April i'»;. -John I ». Rockefeller gave,
unconditionally, to the University of Chicago to
day laud valued ;tt over $2,000,000. The strip
extends f rom Madison avenue to Cottage Grove
avenue, fronting the south *ide of the Midway
Piaisance. It is his most valuable land jrift to
the university. Deeds were filed In Chicago in
the afternoon. Some of the land waa in the
name of Mr. Rockefeller and other sections were
held by Edward V. Cary, Mr. Rockefeller's New
Xoi v r< al estate agent.
The price |. :i id for the land was $1,500,000, ac
cording to Wallace Heckman, business manager
of t!:-- university. li>- places its present value,
however, at $2, .mum. as n O me " f jt w«" bought
four years ago as low as $137 a foot. All the.
propertj was bough) In Individual strips anil at
differ, tit time:) during tlu> last four years
Mr. Rockefeller experienced such difficulty In
Ing th< land on the north side for the unl
■ that he resolved t" make his land pur
chases In the future In the na ne of an ng<nt.
Edward V*. Cary. unknown isi Chicago, accord
ingly began th. work of obtaining the property
in 1903. Th. '.">? lot was boughi two weeks ago,
making the universitj frontage on the Midway
solid foi three-quarters of a mile.
This sift of land makes .> total gifi of near!}
l*nh erslty of Chicago fm
founder thi- v< ar.
TRANSFERS LAM) TO SOX.
Act of Mr. Rockefeller Said To Be
in Anticipation of His Death.
I By T»l'«rraph tn Tti» Tribune |
Cleveland, April '_'•;.— Said to anticipate his
death in view of his advancing nee. John D.
Rockefeller lias transferred property, mostly un
improved, scattered over and around Cleve
land. t«. tho value of between $.*>»*►/•<» and
$73(1,000, ■■• his: s-on. John Ij. Rockefeller. Jr.
Thf- >r.fiK uero signed in New York J>y Mr.
Korkefeller and his *lf\ Laura 8. Rockefeller.
and were filed lat. this afternoon in the County
Recorder'n office in Cleveland.
The deeds number fifteen In all. ••a'-h for the
nominal consideration of $10, and include va
cant iota covering many hundred a. res In Cleve
land. Kast Cleveland and near the Cleveland
gtate Hospital f«'r the Insane, some «>f inch
land «ns l>..iiKht in 1572.
EAMES SUIT ENDED.
Divorce Proceeding* Kept Secret ■■
Papers To Be Sealed.
h became known al IVhit" Plains yesterday
thai hearings In the divorce suit brought In t'.o
■ !itt of Westchestei County by Hme.
i Barnes, the op< ra singer, against her hus
band, Julian Story, nav< b en ended by the
mk M. Buck, of Mount Vernon! It
is reported that Mr. Buck has til^d h report
ding thai ;ni mterlocutory decree be
iHHued In favor of Mm- Eamea When seen
Mi Buck refused i" make an> further state
menl than that the hearing: had been finished.
The testimony, he said, covered sixty typ-
Xv ■'.■•■■ effort was mad.- to keei tho procee.i-
The hearings were secret, and It
■ • i>i- lawyers will a.-k the court to have
th*> \- •,'••"-. excepting the ludgment, sealed
li rould not be learned whether Mr. Story
He »in represented bj counsel.
Eames. it Is said, furnished much of th*
BOYS (AUGHT IN PRESSES.
Girl Save* One of Them from
Death bff Prompt Work.
Josie Dunn, sixteen years old, who is employed
in the printing press factory of Raynor & Per
kins, at No. lir> William street, saved George
Martin from probable death on Thursday. His
foot became caught In a cog wheel of a ten
tor cylinder press, and Josie shut off the power
just In time to prevent the boy from being
ground to pieces.
Her heroic aci was set n by scores of the
employes, who \\e|V 100 Mr ;i\\:«y to help the
boy. The foreman who was In charge •>( the.
press had gone downstairs. The boy was sweep
ing around the press. His right fool in some
manner became wedged In the wheel. His cries
brought the young nirl to the rescue, she being
the one nearest to him. Sh'- was familiar with
tin mechanism of the press, and soon stopped tt.
An ambulance was summoned from St. Greg
ory's Hospital, and Dr. l>avid found that the
bones of the bojr*a \<-a were badly shattered.
He will recover.
Shortly after young Dunn was taken to the
hospital Dr. David «<>t another call, to the
printing house of Woods & c... at No. IMS wili
iam street. There he found another t'ov who
had been caught In a i ylinder press. The aid
dent was almost like the first "tie. He whs
George Bayder, sixteen years old. While at
tempting to remove torn pieces, of paper from
the pr<-ss he slipped and fell between two «*<>k
wheels. The engineer, who was close by, shut
off the power, but not before the h..\ hid been
badly crushed about the body. He was taken
to the hospital.
MORE RIOTING ON ST. LUCIA.
Governor Sends Another Urgent Appeal for
Aid to Barbadoes.
Bridgetown, Barbadoes, April :!•>.— The strikers
on the Island of St. Lucia are again turbulent.
A dispatch has been received here from the
Governor of the island, saying that he is in
urgent need 'of assistance.
London. April 2»>.— The Admiralty has ordered
the cruiser Indefatigable from Puerto Cortez,
Honduras, to St. Luda.
THE NEW LONG ISLAND.
Its wonderful development, future, and, real estate
values. In the Brooklyn Kugle every Saturday. -
JAMESTOWN'S FAIR OPENED.
President and Troops Quell Panic in Great Audience
on Lee's Parade.
MILITARY AND NAVAL DISPLAYS.
Mr. Roosevelt Speaks, Reviews Parades and Sets Machinery in
Motion— Fine Weather for Opening Ceremonies.
IBy T«>rra:>h to The Tribune. 1
Norfolk. Va.. April '26.— A new exposition baby
was born here to-day. . It was named James
town In honor Of the 300 th anniversary of the
landing of the first English speaking immi
grants, and in anticipation of the interesting
event a distinguished throng of personages, in
cluding the President of th» United States^., id
many representatives of foreign nations, at
tended to usher the youngster into the world
of shows with proper ceremony and enthusiasm.
A great many of the footsore and fretted visit
ors who straggled over the unfinished roads to
peer Into the bare exhibition buildings and then
had the fight of their lives to get bach to Nor
folk by the crippled car service or decrepit
steamship accommodations were inclined to
draw a rather gloomy horoscope for the new
"It will not live through the summer," was a
prediction sometimes heard at the railroad ter
minals and steamboat landings, but then one
must make allowances for the feelings of a man
who has been trying for two hours to get his
wire aboard a streetcar, and Is being bitterly
upbraided by that flustered and somewhat dis
arranged better half for being -fool enough
ever to come to Norfolk." When the buildings
are completed, the exhibits in place, the walks
laid, The mess is cleaned up. the landscape gar
deners complete their work and the railroads
and steamship companies solve the problem of
moving the crowds back and forth the same
day. the Jamestown exposition will be all right.
The President am* the weather clerk certainly
performed their share of I >-day*a opening cere
monies with entire satisfaction to the com
munity. The sun rose early and smiled benignly,
a breeze just strong enough to keep the visitors
comfortable came ha from the bay Just In the
nick of time, and thousands of anxious cloud
gazers breathed a sigh of thankfulness as they
started for the grounds. That not more than
twelve thousand or fifteen thousand of then
managed to reach the exposition grounds In time
to see the •ing ceremonies is no fault it
theirs. Possibly twenty-five thousand or forty
thousand or them reached tfre inclosure before
dark, and considering the brands of car and
steamship service handed out by the transporta
tion companies, they should have considered
themselves" lucky at that.
As the President stepped on the pier at M I' l
a. m. from the launch which brought him from
th-» Mayflower, one of the officials awaiting him
"It's Roosevelt weather. Mr. President."
"Yes," he •freed with a hearty laugh, "and I
hope it will prove a good omen fur the posi
•old Virginia greets you. Mr. President." cried
Harry St. George Tucker, president of the ex
position company. "And I'm mighty glad to b«
bt r e to be welcomed." Mr. Roosevelt replied
as he grasped the ha;:-! of t!l " Virginian.
From that moment un.tn he returned to the
Mayflower, close to midnight, the president was
a busy man He made a notable address,
pressed the golden key that set the wheels of
the exposition in motion, witnessed a military
review, shook hands for an hour at a reception,
attended a luncheon and a dinner, saw some
thing of the spring verdure between Sewell's
point and Norfolk, and acknowledged the
cheers and greetings of many thousands of bis
admirers who strove to get within sound of his
voice or sight of his eye.
The hotels of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport
News and Old Point are "chock-a-block." and a
rot in the hall is about the best one ran exp» f
if he happens to be a stranger coming in with
out engaging a room l in advance. Many of the
hotels and boarding houses have ousted their
regular boarders to make mom for the belter
paying strangers, an.l loud and soulful remarks
may be heard from the "old boarders." Even
the newsboys in the street, who sell their
papers for a cent in ordinary times, have now
caught the money mania, and are exacting a
nickel each' for their wares.
•We don't Ret no expositions down here very
often." observed one of he young Napoleons of
finance, "and you bet 1 ain't er goin' t-r be be
hind de purcessdon."
Great Croud Surges About the
President's Stand. j
Norfolk. Va.. April PreeJdeal Roosevelt, j
the diplomatic, naval and military representa- \
tives Of thirty-seven of the nations of the world ;
and the governors of a score of states took j
part to-day In the opening exercises of the |
Jamestown exposition. From the firing of a ,
sunrise salute of three hundred guns by the
United states army, through the picturesque j
review of the international fleet of war vessels
anchored in Hampton Roads, through the cere
monies Of dedication at which the President
spoke, and up to a late hour to-night, when Mr. |
Roosevelt boarded the naval yacht Sylph to |
spend the night In the louver Bay. the day was j
crowded with notable incidents. j
Not the least impressive of these incidents was ;
the quick action- of the President in assuming j
command of the situation in front of the crowd- |
ed grandstand from which he spoke, when a ;
panic seized the surging throng of spectators. !
Pressed against the guard ropes by thousands of :
eager persons in the rear of the gathering who j
were forcing their way forward, the safety of [
life and limb of those who had the more favored j
positions was endangered. President Roosevelt |
had Just been Introduced by Harry St. George :
Tucker, the head of the Jamestown Exposition |
Company, when the disorder and unrest in the l
crowd reached Its height and the civil guards in !
front of the grandstand seemed about to be [
swept from their posts. With the agility of a
schoolboy the President Jumped on the table j
which had been placed in the speakers' balcony :
and. waving his arms, cried out to the men of
Virginia to live up to their traditions of gallan
try and cease the pushing and crowding which
were threatening the lives of the women and
children in the assemblage, a throng which all !
but blocked the big grass covered plaza known j
as I-.ee> Parade. :': ' T /
The crowd heeded the President's warning at
first, but ■when he had settled down Into hla)
speech and the words were fairly blown from
his mouth by the southeasterly gale* which was
sweeping the groat parade the, immense audi
ence became uneasy again, and those on the
outskirts began, to press forward once more in
their anxiety to catch the words which were>
betng borne away iv the hlusterins wind. The*
President was interrupted, and mounted offi
cers and men of tlie I'nited States cavalry' were)
called in to take charge. They rode up and!
down along the frmr of the crowd, and gradu
ally opened it up and relieved tho pressura
which at on.- ttaaa threatened to hurl an ava
lanche of humnnity agair.st the President's
stand and the aassM occupied by the member*
of the diplomatic corps. A detachment of ar.
tillerymen on fo..r was -lis.. allnl into service.
and the thousands who came to nee and heaF
the President at last settled dewn *nto a peace*
PRESIDENT'S SPEECH CHEERED. !
Apparently oblivious to the unusual position,
ho occupied on the top of a somewhat shaky
table, not more than two feet wide and not
more than twice that in length. President
Roosevelt made his speech on this impromptu
and unsteady platform. It did not interfere i'r»
the slightest with the characteristic vigor of
his delivery. Some of his remarks — noticeably
when he touched on the recent Peace Congress
In New York — were addressed to the representa
tives of the many nations of the world; other*
were emphasized to tht. soldiers and sailor.? who
took such a conspicuous part in the day * pro
gramme. at:il other thoughts to which he gavo
utterance were directed toward the general pub
lic. There were constant outbursts of aaaasaaa
and cheering. Especially when reference was
made to the gallantry of the men who fought
in the Civil War beneath the banners of th»
North or the cross-barred flap- of the Confed
eracy, the cheering and applause were unstinted.
(The fall text of the President's address will
ho found on Page 3.)
A fairer day lias never been seen than that
which attended the opening el th" exposition.
The heat at tin* in the afternoon was some
what intense^ but it was always tempered by %
strong breeze, }:■■. with salt s*»a air. The ml').
tary encamped about the exi».»sition grounds be
gun the day's cr-remonics with the tiring of th»
three century salute. Soon ■ •:. leafier, from
across the waters of Hampton Roads, came th»
boom of cannon, signalling the beginning of
the review by th^ President •«; t.*>e vHost :"o -nii s
dab!" international flee* ->; battleships ami
cruiaei a the world ha 3 witnessed in many years.
On board the Mayflower the President, with i
few especially Invited gu^.-N. was greeted first
by a roar of twenty-one guns from each of tb;
veseelsL foreign and American. Th- n.- as h«»
steamed along tho line of th>- visiting men-of
war he was saluted individually and in turn by
every battleship and cruiser at anchor in th*
roads. The marine picture.- viewed from shore
by thousands and from th- decks of excursion
and pleasure craft by almost as many more, \\a»
imposing and impressive.
When Us ys»cht had anchored in the very
midst of the naval vessels, the President re
! reived or board th* flag and commanding officers
of th» squadron fleet and the Has: officers of the
! home squadrons. Among the foreigners who
■ •ailed wen* Admiral Sir George Neville, com*
mandiitg the British cruiser squadron: Coramo
i dore yon HofF. commajidtiisr the German cruisers;
'Commodore Hermann yon Pleseott, commanding;
the Austrian?, and ihe officers of the- Argentina
ship Sarmtente. For each of the visitors th>»
President had a cordial word ft greeting, ex
pressing his pleasure in meeting them in home
The hospitality of the nation was extended by
the President, who m turn received from his
brilliantly uniformed visitors many expression.*
of the esteem in which he personally and th«
American people as ■> whole are held by th->
sovereigns who* ambassadors it was their
pleasure to be. The foreign officers vied witli
one another in the cordiality of their expres
sions, the German commodore and the KnglisU
admiral especially uttering sentiments of th«a
warmest admiration for the President.
THE PRESIDENT LANDS.
The President landed at the exposition grounds
shortly after 11 a. tn. The immense government
piers undergoing construction are still far from,
completion, and It was with some difficulty that
a way was cleared for even the light launches
In which the President and the naval officers
of the various squadrons made the journey ti»
shore. Booming cannon again greeted the Presi
dent as he stepped on the temporary structur*
which is eventually to be a magnificent water
gate, known as Discovery Landing. President
Tucker of the exposition personally welcomed
Mr. Roosevelt. The President returned the salu
tation, and. with Mrs. Roosevelt, was driven to
the grandstand on the Parade between two lines
«f soldiers from the :3d United States Infantry.
The infantrymen, in c pen file, covered the en
tire course of the President's drive from tho
shore front to the place of the opening cere
monies. The big grandstand was tilled to over
flowing by the time .the President reached the
centre box assigned to him and the members
of his family. Arranged in the front rows of
boxes were the ambassadors and ministers of
the foreign nations, attended by their military
and naval attaches in full dress uniform. Gold
lace glittered everywhere, and from the sombre
blue of the American naval officers to the daz-
zlink red of some of the German attaches, the
colors flashed in kaleidoscopic riot. Large dele
gations from the foreign and American ships
were banked in a solid square just back of the
President, while to right and left were the Gov
ernors of many states, surrounded by their
staffs. United States Senators and Representa
tives were also there to lend further official dig
nity to the occasion. Intermingled with the offi
cers and the dignitaries of state or nation were
the women of the various parties, their gowns
of varying hues adding to the beauty of tho.
picture in the crowded stand.
THE COLD BUTTON PRESSED. '
The ceremonies of dedication were brief, tb«
feature being the addresses of President Tucker
of the exposition, and President Roosevelt. The*
latter, at the close of his address, pressed the
gold button, which formally narked the o?en.-