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FAVOR HIS POLICIES. VOTERS FOR PRESIDENT. Poll of State Proves Roosevelt Stronger than Ever. John A. Stewart, president of the Republican League of Clubs, made public yesterday a few of the replies to his circular of April 11 to find out the sentiment of the voters of the state in regard to the policy of the national adminis tration. "Of the 2L390 replies to our circular letter." Raid Mr. Stewart yesterday, "less than 2 per cent were at all unfavorable to President Roosevelt. The remainder expressed an Intention to regard the President's wishes in political matters af fecting New Torh Btate. Most of the writers regard President Roosevelt's own statement as effectually disposing of th»- third term question, although a number express the opinion that he should be again elected. "These letters seem to indicate thai President Roosevelt's strength is as great to-day as it was three years ago. if not greater. I wish to put all emphasis on the statement that Presi dent Roosevelt knew nothing of this canvass; that James B. Reynolds had nothing to do with It, and that it was only a routine league matter. Neither was It inspired by any ulterior political motive. It was only one of the canvasses that ■w© have been making- fur the last three years, which will be continued so long as the league continues undtr its present management. We expect to call a meeting soon, either in Syracuse or Rochester, of the executive- and general com mittees of the state, to take action with ref erence to work for the coming campaign." For obvious reasons Mr. Stewart would not give the writers' names. Following Is B tter from a member of one of the largest wholesale drygpods firms in Syra cuse: ■ Answering your favir of the 11th inst.. I briefly Btate that so far as my observations go the aver ; ge ir.an here has not had his confidence in the President weakened. PRESIDENT STRONGER THAN EVER. I feel reasonably certain that the President is stronger to-day hereabouts than at any previous time. It is just possible that the conservative ■ ■'.••- , tnent m. y hav«* been slightly Jarred by the vigor of the President rebuttal in the so- ailed Harri man mattt-r. but if the feelings orf some of this class hai'e been jarred I feel o.uit< sure they nave already quite thoroughly recovered. Our I'arty in this county for the last few years lias been united, as you doubtless know. It seems clear to me that the sentiment of the press here abouts is administration sentiment, and I expect it lo gather strength l also feel certain that this .'c-ntiment will make itself manifest in any delega tion that we are likely to appoint. It Is my opinion tliat our delegation will po un 'ommltted. It looks to nu as. if the administration l- going to be strong enough to carry a very«large majority of our delegation, and that they will be • •xpected to vote for a renominntion of the Presi dent. Speaking for rayself, 1 feel that it is the proper •Jhinif to do. The President Is credited with hay- M:g raised many questions thai are fraught with .omentouF consequences, and to leave them half • tMe.i is worse than the condition that might have * listed before they were raised. The questions raised should be given a fair trial under the gui'i ance of the President. The average citizen is not in doubt as to the President's position. He is also imbued with the fact that it is ist. I feel that a new man would i-ive an opportunity for discussion that might ex ■ •ite and invite troubles that we know not of. In a ord. I am strongly Impressed with the idea of working It out on the lln* s siready indicated. HOW wOBKEBS REGARD ROOSEVELT. The question. "Does President Roosevelt stand as high in your estimation as he did a year ago?" "M put by a fellow bsw rlate to men in our cm ; loy of both parties fnom twenty-five to forty-five y^ars old. earning from $12 t i 125 a week. The fol ring- are the answers which were committed to per by the one who made the canvafs, their statements verbatim: "Roosevelt to-day stands in n class by himself, owing to his genuine urage and honesty." "Roosevelt I admire rsonally for his courage ■•nd etrong personality." "'Roosevelt stands hlgner to-day than ever with i be working people and not so hieh with the beads of great trusts." "Roosevelt stands .ip high to-day as one year ago . vith the masses." \ "Roosevelt to-day is my ideal of the true man. ■lie is not afraid to uphold whet be thinks Is best f f.ir all the people anfl to i-in^mn what is wrong in the Eame spirit." "Roosevelt stands higher than ever to-day with the masses." "Roosevelt stands as high in the opinion of most people as he did a year ago." "Roosevelt stands at th» head of the American I.eople to-day and enjoys their confidence." "Roosevelt Is juj?t as strrmg to-day with the peo- I ].- as be was one year ■•>-'" " "BnoSfrrli stands higher to-day in the *-stlma tion of the win American people than he ever uid. owing to his honesty and fearlessness." "Roosevelt is just as popular to-day as <-ver, only J:e isa little too muoli of :i mixer." "Roosevelt is just as good in my estimation as he xvas a v.;,r ago. but his chances for re-election are not so good with 'he large money interests." "Roost-velt to-day is thiS*-' '•■ra -: centra of this country, although 1 would not voje for a Repub lican." "Roosevelt Is the greatest > President elnce Wash ington, and I would like to see him serve a third t>rm." "Roosevelt is losing ground every day and cannot be elected again." •R.ios. v-lt is the world's greatest diplomat, but tries to give us too much monarch rule: as I call it 'The Great I ajn," and we will see trouble from it In some form." DUTCH CCWL'NTY IN LINE. This letter was received from a prominent law yer of E>utchess County, Poughkeepsie, N. V. : Dear Sir: You can rest assured that tho voters In this district, Irresj Live of politics, are with ti:e pcllcy of th»- PresM nt in th<- main. They ar» also in favor of the policy adopted by Governor Hughes. The developments of next year, so far as Ti.e vote in this" county is concerned, will depend The New and Greater IS NEVER CLOSED should commend it to any one whose business is downtown. Desirable Offices^ singly or en suite^ at prices from $1.50 to $2.25 per square foot, NOW READY FOR OCCUPANCY. Those wishing to look at offices should apply to the agent of the Building, Room 610, 6th floor. Tel. 3000 Beekman. entirely upon the action of the leaders. If the events show that 'the present state officials ana national officials co-operate with President Koos« veit and Governor Hughes, you can depend on the people for their support. If there is a desire and an evident intent upon their pavt to throw things rack Into the "good old way," then you can look for the most hitter opposition. In fact. I have heard Bey era! /J.eoj le s.iy that if a jMjsse should start at the Cai Itol ai I • few .if the Senator* and Aw?em blymen lo each telegraph pole between there and New York Central Station, there would ho a pretty good Legislature In Albany when they got through. 1 don't offer this as my own opinion, but simply to show you what the people here think. .MAJORITY FOR THIRD TERM. This Utter was received from a Republican clut> at Auburn, N. Y. In reply to your letter relating to the sentiment for a-i.l against a third term for President Roose velt. Will say that I have made a thorough canvass, and out of Ul votes oust loi were In favor of another term, nine were for lClihu Root and five, for Secretary' Taft. .Many believe that th.. Presi dent should i^:iin stand for ejection for tho reason they believe that there Is no other man In the country that is courageous enough to carry out hie policies; that no one except the one responsible f..r them ihould have the right to carry them out. Kni:. the thirteen officeholders whom 1 ap proached 1 w.is lintth'.e to get any satisfactory reply. They simply aay that the President' a stand against third term la enough to prevent him from accepting the nomination again, and thnt If he did he would fall to get elected, for the reason thnt the persons who naturally follow for what there is in i; would make 1 their alliances, and he would l«o without tl>-ir 'aid when be would he In need Of it. These men seem to think Of nothing el.-=e against a further term. Tills letter catno from a member of the Repub lican club :it Freeport, N. Y. So far as my knowledge extends, the mem bera of our ( -I'ib are unanimously In favor of President Hoosevelt and his administration. I believe that every member would like to see him renoniinuted next year. BOSSES RULE IN* SCHOHARIE. - From a lawyer at Schoharie, N. V. I beg to say that, the sentiment in this county amounts to \ cry little. They are under boss rule an<J the conduct i f conventions Is according to the wishes of the boss. I am inclined to think the sentiment of the voters is with President Roosevelt, and will continue t" be so. From the secretary of a wholesale hardware firm of "Wayne County, N. V.: ' The voters of this district are unquestionably in favor of the President. My opinion \» that tho del egates in this section will be Instructed to support candidates to the next Republican convention who ar.- loyal to President Roosevelt's national policies. The people believe in him and desire that his poli ci.s be continued, if not by him, by one who is in line with his reforms. STAND FOR PRESIDENT'S IDEALS. Prom a Republican club of Sullivan County: The voters In this district are standing; for the President an'] the present administration. My opinion is that th< delegates will Btand for a candi date who will carry out l'r» sident Roosevelt's Ideas. From a carpet manufacturer of Amsterdam, N. V.: Replying to yours of April 11 relative to the agi tatl m between the administration of President Roosevelt and its critics, would my we believe that should anything come up that would neces sitate a division, the friends of Mr. Roosevelt, and : Governor Hughes, would be far in the ma jority. FOR ROOSEVELT, BUT— From a Roopevelt-FairLanks Club, of Jefferson County. N". V : In our opinion the sentiment Is for Roosevelt and that the delegates will be Instructed either for him or as he may susrgest. There are some things, how over, that our people desire to have managred dif ferently. I refer to the fact that we do not want Democrats appointed over Republican workers to positions of any kind, and especially on the pre text of their having a higher grade or. the Civil Service list, when both competitors are 'llglble. Also, in order to have peace in the family. it will be necessary for the Hon. T. C. Platt to Stop "knocking" at the dictation of three or four kick ers of the Republican organisation in Jefferson County. He may have the pull to continue this, but we have an offset in the fact that we 6hnll be doing bUSUM BS after he retires. We believe that federal officeholders who devote their time to the welfare of the people and spend their money in aiding their party should be continued In the ser vice so ' ng aa they give reasonable satisfaction to the peopli served; but those who hold positions and do as litle as possll le In every way should not be continued to exceed two terms. SAYS PRESIDENT MUST RUN AGAIN. C. A. Towne Believes Neither He Nor Any One Else Can Prevent It. fßy Telegraph to Tho Tribune. 1 Plttsbursr, May 5.— Ex-Benator Charles A. Towne, who pnss»n] through this city to-day, s;ild in an Interview that President Roosevelt wns the only man who could defeat W. .1. Bryan f->r the Presi dency. The President could not prevent his own he Bald, rind he added that bo far as he could see there was no one else who could pre vent it. GIRLS LURED TO OPIUM JOINT. Year-Old Child Found in a Place Raided in Division Street. During the examination yesterday morning la the Essex Market court of William McGann. who ma charged with keeping- an opium Joint in Division etreet, it was brought out that the practice of luring young girls to' these places is utill going on. The place was raided late Sat urday night and the alleged proprietor and three young girls, the youngest only eleven yean old, were arrested. The two cirla were under the influence of the drug. One of the girls, during the examination, broke down and told a story to Magistrate Whltmun which Fhe promised to repeat In the higher court. She walii thnt she took tho child as a foil, so that her errand would not be suspect* The girl waa held in ?. r ><N> ball for trial on the charge of corrupting the morals of a minor. McGann was held in $2,500 bail for running an opium Joint and $."><*> ball for corrupting the morals of a minor. TRIBUNE BUILDING Offers Many Advantages to those seeking an IDEAL BUSINESS HOME. The high character of its tenants, its excellent location — opposite City Hall Park — its nearness to the subway, Brook lyn Bridge and "L" Road sta tions, its splendid elevator ser vice (eight passenger and one freight, plunger type), and the fact that the Building NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. KA.T 6. 1007. WORLD'S HIGHEST LOCK. The New York Barge Canal to Have a Record Breaking One. [From The Tribune Rureeu.] Washington. May s— Colonel Thomas W. Symons. corps of onglneers, T'nlted States army, chief con- BUltinff engineer of New York's $100,000,000 barge canal. is In town with flattering reports of the progress of the work. The recent change In man agement resulted in a little delay to the work. Colonel Symons says, but with the opening: up of fiprlnjc the various engineering and contracting projects are going ahead rapidly and soon tho lost time will be made up. Colonel Symons Is partic nlarly enthusiastic over the prospect of breaking all records for high lift canal locks at I-ockport. "Unless all plans aro changed." he said, "the State of New York will have within Its borders one Of the most monumental conul structures of the world. This will be a lock with by far the high est lift of any ordinary lift lock ever constructed. At Lockport there is at present on the old Erie Canal a lift of ilfty-slx feet, which Is overcome by a double Might of tine locks. With the now barge canal, which follows the same route as the present Erie Canal through to L,ockport. but with the total lift reduced to fifty feet, one tier of the present locks will be dispensed with and In its place will be built .-i single lock with the enonnoua lift of fifty feet. This lock will be of the same Bizo In I>!an as all other barge canal locks, 310 feet clear available length on«l 45 feet width. "The highest lift of any similar lock Is 36 feet, overcome by a lock in Europe. The Lockport lock will exceed this l>y 14 feet. This monumental structure is rendered possible because it will be almost chiselled out of the solid rock and because, owing to the limited head room required for the barge canal, the upper portion of the lower end of the lock can be closed in by solid masonry, and the lower gnte supporting the immense water press ure aK«lnst it will be supported on both sides and top find bottom. ■ .' It will be a rather nwesome exi»-rlence to rlae under an archway into this lock chamber from below and have the gate closed. It will be cold and damp, and the only light will be from 50 feet above. The hlKh vertical wulls will look a 8 if they were closing in above, mid it will certainly be a relief to the boatman when he feels the water coming in and lifting him to the upper level. And, on the other hand, it will be anything but a relief when he enters the chamber above and finds him self dropping, dropping slowly down Into the dark bowels of Ihe earth to the lower level "One tier of the present locks will bo retained for use by boats no larger than the ordinary canul boats of to-day." It was always expected that tho raise at I,ock port would be mnde by two locks, but Colonel Symons conceived the idea that a single lock could be made to do the work better than a flight of two locks. He roughly worked out the depistn of a lock, with certain radical changes from the or dinary types, and for the last two years this has been Btudledji>y expert! in the varloua features of look construction and tlnally adopted. Tho adoption of this lock by State Engineer Bkene will save the state about $4<».<«io. for if a flight of two locks was raised this would by law have to he duplicated, nrnklng four locks in all. which Colonel Symons'a single lock would replace. It is safe to say that when completed this great lock will be visited by every engineer of prominence coming to America from any part of the world. IXSAXITY SO EXCUSE. Bishop Burgess Calls Jcrc K. Cooke a Traitor and Betrayer. Hempstead, I.*>ng Island, May 5 (Special).— Bishop liurg-ess conducted the services to-day In Btr Oeorge's Church, the pulpit of which was formerly occupied by Jere Knode Cooke, who disappeared last week at the same timn ns did Miss Floretta Whaley, a seventeen-year-old high school girl. The bishop directed the majority of his remarks toward the action of Mr. Cooke. He arraigned the irens In no uncertain terms, made a strong u>f«»nco for th<» clergy, and added that "the clergy art» not perfect," but "because one trHltor brings disgrace to Hemp stead wb must not l>e uncharitable to the whole order." "It is of no use for me to try to forget tl a Inci dents of the lost week." said Bishop Burgess, "or to pass them by »n absolute silence. Thia parlHh, this diocese, this dear church of o>irß. Is suffering, and I came hero to share with you in your sorrow, your indignation and your shame. V.> huvc no right to Judge htm as a mun 'Judge not. that ye te not Judge!.' But as bishop of the diocese I rmve thla week uVposed him on his own request and for causes affecting his moral character. I an not among those who feel that Insanity must 1- plead ed as an excuse for immorality. AXED WANTS "CHBISTOCENTRICITY." Says It Is Force Needed in World To-day, and Tells What It Is. The Rev. Dr. ' '. F. Akeil preached yesterday to a congregation that Oiled every nook and corner of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and necessitated even the carrying of additional chairs into the gal lery. Dr. Aked made a pies for what he called "Chrlstocentric power." It was Christocentrlc power, ho said, that made Paul the great man he was and that enabled him to accomplish wonderful things. Paul had been tilled with the spirit of Christ. Speaking Of the word which ho lied usod— Chrlstocentrio l>r Aked said that the question of eccentricity depended entirely upon one's s'.milurd of rationality. Blx member! of tho Salvation Army, were they to visit the New York Stock Exchange upon some day when there wu.n a panic, would exclaim, "Sure ly these people h»-re are Insane." Should six mem bera of the exchange attend one of the Salvation Army'a meeting! wln»n the members were Hred with the zeal of Christ'! spirit, they would insist that the Salvationists were crasy. it all depended said Dr. Ak''<l, on the point of view. ]>r Ak-d pleaded for men tilled with the spirit <;f Christ. Chrifit was the centre of ail Christian force, he said, and It was Christocentric power thai the world needed. Neither John D Rockefeller, sr . nor bis son at tended the service, and John D. Rockefeller Jr., was unable to attend the Bible claan session. There will be a church reception to Dr. Aked on Wednes day evening. ■ « OBSERVE NIGHT MASS ANNIVERSAY. Dr. Morrisey Preaches to Newspaper Em ployes at St. Andrew's. The morning newspaper employes and other nightworkerp who attend the 2:30 o'clock mass ;it St. Andrew's Church, Duane street, ne.tr Park How, celebrated the nlxth anniversary "f its institution yesterday morning. Father Kvers. rastor of the church, celebrated the solemn high mass, with the Rev. Thomas Owens aa deacon and the Rev. Antonio Palisl as sub deacon A Bpeclal muplcal programme waa given, con sisting of Mozart's Twelfth Mass, with Gloria's Credo; "O Satutarls," by J. C. Breil; "Jt-su i>.;i Vlvi," by Verdi, and Benedlctus, Gloria, which w.ih sung by a choir of fifty voices The ser mon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Mor risey, C. S. « provincial of the Holy <"ro><s Fathers. Notre Dame, Ind Afti r the services a copy of the programme, bound In purple leather and silk, was presented to Father Even by the committee In charge of the muHlcal services. PROBING CAMPAIGN FUNDS FEELING Perry Belmont Sends Letter to Members of Various National Committees. Perr* Belmont, as president of the National Pub licity Bill Organization, yeaterduy sent. the follow ing K-tter to each member of the iJemocratlc and Republican National committees: Dear Sir: The executive committee of the Na tional Publicity Law Organisation has requested me to communicate with you, ns a member of the Re publican [or Democratic] National Committee, rep resenting the State of and to a:?k if you will kindly answer the following questions: .: ■ Klrst— you in favor of the enactment by Con greus of a law requiring nutl<aial and congressional cumpuign committees to make public all contribu tions to and expenditures by those committees? Second— Should such a proposed law require pub lication of campaign fund." before or after election? Third— Will you use your Influence in securing the enactment of it national publicity law at the coming session of Congress? Inclosed you will llnd the first annual report of the National Publicity Law Organization. » — FRUIT STEAMER MAKES RECORD. The American Fruit Company's steamer Bradford arrived here yesterday with 28.000 bunches of bar.anas. making a record run from Port Antonio. She travelled the distance of 1.401 mils* in 4 days 4 hours and 26 minutes. TO KEEP OUT SOLOISTS. Union Plans Legal Action in Pitts burg Orchestra Fight. Pittsburg. May s— The Plttsburg Orchestra 19 threatened with a disruption that bids fair to affect all other large permanent orchestras of the coun try. Labor troubles and opposition to the methods of Emll Paur are said to be the main cause of the present <ilrficultles. and so acute has the dissension become that the orchestra is without a manager. and all attempts to fill the place which George H. Wilson has held for ten years have failed. I^iigl Yon Kunitz and Henry Bramsen. the 'cel list, have resigned or refused, to sign contracts for another year, and with the announcement that llerr Paur will sail for Europe on Tuesday, where ho will engage ether soloists, the members of the local musicians' union have declared that the whole matter will be laid before the International League of Musicians, which convenes at Cleveland on May 7. A request that the contract labor law be in voked will be made. It is assorted that charges of a character to call for the intervention of the United States authori ties will there bo made against Herr Paur. \V. L. Mayer, president of the musicians' organi zation, said that Herr Paur had asked that he be allowed to bring several players to America. This statement Herr Paur confirmed, but he would not discuss the situation further. There Is an influence at work to destroy the or chestra, those Interested In Its welfare allege, and th. y notnt to the fact that Herr Paur has been unable to >'iit>agf» the concertmolster ot the lately disbanded Cincinnati Orchestra, to tak.» the place of Yon Kunitz, and that he ha* met with similar refusals in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago It is stated that the principal 'ctlllst of the Theo dore Thomas Orchestra refused an offer to sue ( etnl H»nry Branmen. basing his refusal upon pro tfsts recently mnd<- by the International League of Musicians All these matters will be thrashed out at the meeting In Cleveland. Half of the members of last season's orchestra :ir«- said to be holding out their signatures to con tract*. KiKht players of violins, five of 'cellos. tw> of trombones, one of the trumpet, one of th<- cor net arid one of the flute have refused to sign. The trouble was brought to h focus when Herr Paur wrote to the president of the local musicians' union asking to call on him at M* hotel, il«rri l«rr I'aur is said to !iuv« received a rather curt an swer, attention being called to the f n-t thai "•• bad publicly said that be would bring musicians from Vienna, and that 'his move would be resist' ! through the United States authorities. Herr Paur was told by the head of the musicians' union that hi< would nave to do business in this country, and that If any discussion was to be had It would have to be in the office of the union. The outcome of the difficulties will be watched with interest for several reason*. AnioiiK these are the effect any ruling or action of the Interna tional League of Musicians nm> have .«i>. other or chestras, tlerr Paur'a prominence in the musical world abroad and on this side of the Atlantic ai.d the affiliations of the Plttslmrg orchestra with the Carnegie Institute. At the Hotel Savoy Mr. Pau» f«nid last Bight that his relations with Mr. Mayer, of the union, were most friendly, and that be expected no trouble, as he was trying to get X""i musicians here. He ndded that he <Md not know the concertmeister of the Cincinnati Orchestra an.l hnd made no efforts to entrwfe him. but that he hud in contemplation the engagement of the 'cellist of the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, in Chicago He repeated his assertion of Saturday thnt the prospa Of tho orchestra were better thnn ever. HIGHLY REOAHDED BOY IS BURGLAR. Caught in State House Custodian's Horne — Parents Astounded. Custodian John WliSClilSM of the State House sur prised a burglar in his home, at No. 607 Clifton avenue, Newark, eurlv yesterday morning, and •"covered" him with a revolver until the poltes »r rived. The intruder was Loujs Annear. eighteen years old, who llv«' with bis parents, nt So 16T Parker Btreet. Newark, and was regarded as .1 young man of good character . Mr. at.il Mrs W— man, on returning to their home after midnight, 1i»»hp! footstep! on an upper " -wf ' Mr. Wascman Immediately got la loaded revolver from h clo»et on the llrst floor, while Mrs. Wesentan w<»n» quietly to the n«-xt houaa to sum mon assistance. Mr. Weseman. «*• ha heard tho man getting out of the window find stepping to th» roof of the fronl porch, hurried out onto the Inwn in front, firing a shot from his revo!v< r to attract attention. He th^n <-i->nimnntla<l the stinnK^r to climb down from the porch, kssptng him <-ovr« with th weapon. Annwir >H<l ai bs was told, pleading for merry. When tns police arrived be aberned glad to et into the patrol wagon, and wept M he was b.lns driven to I tie iiullce tion. Ills parents were communicated with, L>ut until th»y saw th-lr son til-; would not believe thut he was the pris oner. The boy Is leurntng t!..- Jeweller's trade, and ap peared llk« anything bul ■ burglar. He was taken • I'i'.i,.- Headq uirtsri Inter In th« 'lay. and Is said to hi»ve admitted rubbing housea in Kl<lk<* Htr«-»>t, Mount Prospect Placi ana Clifton .•.-•.]•■ The po- Uc« believe his Imagination I" diseased from dime novel reading All of the stolen property, of small value, was recovered al hia home. MOJTKEY JOINS HOSPITAL STAFF "Bill" Drops Into Gouverneur from Nowhere and Proves a Useful Aid. A larg-e. perfectly educated monkey Is the latest addition to the ambulance staff al the Qouverneur Hospital. About three vn-fks ago the animal ap peared at th« stable where ths ambulances aro kept, and announced himsell aa "on the, Job" by taking bla seat on one of the ambulances nml giv ing tho glsd band to all th.- drivers. No on« seems to know wh"r« the monkey came from, although It In believed he mast have escaped from the steamer Wahle, from the Weal Indies, which wos lying at an Baal River pier about the time tho monkey decided to totn thn hospital stuff. II- seemed to nave something of the waterfront atmosphere about him. and so was named "Bill.*' ii. S'ioi: proved that he is equal to hla job. He lights the fleetrle bulbs at night, sweep every where nn«l everything, and la always the first on hand when the kouc ring- an ambulance call. Incidentally, he has no minims of conscience about taking whatever strike! his fancy, nnd makes away with the doctors' and drivers' lunches with per te -i composure. "Ach! daa fY. h« e.-it.H everyt'lngs," says Meyer, the German stableman, "unl troohle.s! Ich voa h>' did not here cone yet. Ich K**t nutingS bul troOblCS. Vot rou luy down, Ist ail gestolen, yah." mil. It Is understood. Ii noi the only monkey who hns tnke;, up hOßpltal WOrk. Another of Ills tribe not loiik nt; i decided St. Qregory'i Hospital was sadly In need of his ser\ices, ana became a great favorite there. SI X IDE < i FTER A BREST, Young Man Suspected of Murdering Uncle's ')l*ifc. Boston. May s.— Through the suicios «'t Albert i. Smith, n Somervllle motorin -in, lust afti-r BC wal placed undsr nrp«i early t" lay, ih>- police believa they have the solution of the mystery of the mur der yesterday of Mrs. Oeorge Smiti^ the wife of the youna man'i uncle, al .i lodging bouse at No. Gi Hancock street, Jusi scrota the street from the State House. Mrs, Bmlth'a resistance to Ins young man's attentions, which during the last few \>-.-i h- are said to bave been ho persistent .i^ to have caused -i separation between in r ami her husband, Ik thought to have led to the crimp, Mrs. Smith's Ihmlv w:ih found about noon yester day IvIiil: across the threah^oM of her room, with the Jugular vein severed. A broken razor lay on the kitchen Boor, and under i sola in the bouse was an overcoat, with Mood on thi sleeve, Thia garment was lut**r Identified as belonging to y< ung Stnith. The police seaxchsd :ili ihe eventag througn BomerviHe for the suspected pen tn, and about 1 o'clock this mortiinK found him at the house of a friend just over the Medfbrd line. He was very nervous when Informed of hi* arrest, but maaaged to Obtain i' K'Utss of water, which he used. It 1» thought, la taking a dose of corrosive sublimate. A few minutes later, while on the way to Ihe sta tion with th>- officers, he f>n to the Kro\md. beeans unconscious, and died about 3 o'clock at a nearby hospital. The victim of the murder was about thirty-three veers old, and hud i.e. ii married about live weeks. Three days ago, following ihe separation from her husband, she took a position as housekeeper al the Hani lc street house DR. TUPPER RESIGNS. The Rev. Dr. Kerr Hoyce Tut SSI resigned the pastorate Of !hi> Madison Avenue Baptist i'hurcb. on Saturday, on account of ill heulth. Ho hus been ill for tome months and his physician has ordered absolute rest tor v time. He Is now in a sana torium out of town. Dr. Tupper accepted a call to the Madison Ave nue church on May 22, 1905, and took up his work there on the first Sunday in July. He Is now about fifty years old. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Denver for several year*. THE SEED INDUSTRY. Its Progress in America Favored hi/ Soil and Climate. The laet quarter of a century has done more for the seed industry In America than all the previous years of its existence. In that time seed growers have not only produced more than half the seed used in this country, as compared with a much smaller percentage In former years, but they have demonstrated the fact that we have sufficient di versity of climate and soil to grow in profusion any seed which Is now imported. Most of the seeds In the I'nlted States are • produced in California, where, in the Santa Clara Valley, there is one farm alone containing 10,000 acres. The variance In the amount of seeds produced to the acre by different plants is very great, as some vegetables will give 200 pounds to the acre and others 2.000 or 3.000 pounds. A conservative aver age is 500 pounds to the acre. Flowers run to the most remarkable extremes In this yield. « Sweet peas, which seed more freely than any flower, sometimes produce 3.000 pounds to the acre— ton and a half of seeds. The double petunia, which is known to need growers as the "shyest seeder," will sometimes fall to yield a pound to the acre. This Inability of the double petunia to hold its seei makes it very valuable. Its retail price Is J7O an ounce, or $1,120 a pound. It is worth more^han ten ttaes its weight in gold ; This seed Is much finer than gunpowder and almost aa fine as cooking flour. It is almost Impossible to distinguish the separate seeds, and la the most expensive kind handled by any dealer. The cheapest seeds sold by the pound aro those of the beet and mustard which cost only live cents a pound. In plentiful seasons sweetpeas sometimes sell for seven cents a pound. • • There Is a great difference In price between tne seeds of an unnamed variety of flower, or vege table, and some so-called "novelty" which growers have produced from the generic plant. These "novel ties" are produced In various ways, by selection, by crossing the seeds, and they are sometimes devel oped into distinct varieties; There ar« only forty two original, distinct vegetable families, though 83 varieties of vegetable seed are now sold by retail dealers. Bach grower produces his own variations on the original forty-two vegetables, and the number of new varieties Is constantly increasing. With flow ers the work la easier and the neope wider. There are 107 generic flower families to start with, and enterprising growers have rung the changes on their seed until th« number of flower varieties now sold is Incalculable. Some vegetables lend themselves to variations more readily than others. There are seventy-four varieties of lettuce and thirty-five kinds of onions. Beaaa cabbage, corn and tomatoes appear in Ihe catalogues under twenty-five and thirty different names. Mustard la about tho only vegetable that has remained untouched by the ambitious seed grow . rs. Ip to the present time one kind of mustard has sufficed for all our needs. Sweet peas have stghty-sta divisions und more than three hundred subdivisions. In California, where almost all the flower seeda are grown, one farm of M acres Is given up t< the production of swept peas alone. The total production yearly is aboot 3,V).<*o pounds, and even when this amount Is uugmonted by the yield from smaller farms It Is almost Impossible to meet the demand. Sweet peas are the most popular Bowers In America for home gardens, except tho nasturtiums, and even these cannqj always compete with th^e sweet ptas, Where. country air and saMktae abound sweet peas hold unrivalled supremacy, and nasturtiums are In use for window boxes and scant little city gardens where a nmhll backyard must do duty for the flower lover, Psnatea are also a popular favorite, thongh their price IS sometimes high enough to be prohibitive. The ordinary varieties, well selected, are not more than Ii". a pound, but some of the big velvety ones, rarely colored, pell for $j0 a pound. Most of the, flowers which are produced from seed are SOM In little ttve-cent packets, the amounts varying with the value of tho seed There are about eight million of these sold in the United States . every \ . ar. In California almost all the actual labor of plant lag and harTesttng seeds Is done by Chinese and Japanese men. The overseers are Americans, but the little seeds are stowed away by deft Oriental fingers, to the tune of endless Oriental chatter. One h>!g Chinaman in California has had phenom enul success growing sweetpeas und producing new varieties. H" has more new colors anil shapes to bis credit thun any Am>rl.nn grower, and h!* love for flowxrs borders on fanaticism. Twenty-Ove years apo by far the largest per centaga of *•■<-. v used In American gardens was lmjiorted from Europe, where, the industry has re eelved more careful attention than here. Now there are V>3 large -..-.i firms In America, each handling indreda of thowanda of pounds annu ally. In main- Instances they bava apec|all«ed, and handle only one kind of seed. Twenty-five of these firms deal only In peas and beans, eight In cab bages, anil eight In tomatoes, lettuce, sibers, onions, melons and beeta The money these firms pay Into the Santa Clara Valley. California, amounts to more than a mlli1"n and a half dollars yearly. This valley produces a littl.- more than ■"»'."••" poui da of seed per annum, and from 8.000,000 t>> 10.000.000 pounds are Bold yearly In the United Stales, though still much thai is used for gardening Is Imported The eauUflowet seed is the '■■"■ '■ expensive of all the vegetable*, as it is the mosi dMßcun to obtain. • Its wholesale price Is $13 a pound. N>xt to this In vsJue are the high grade varieties of beans, which cost }2JO and $3 v puund. Central Michigan and Western New York produce almost all the bean seed used In this country. One locality In Michigan produces seventy-five thousand bushels yearly, and the New York output doubles that unber. Potatoes und corn ar. sold so exten sively that no estimate can be made of the amount ; product each year. Two million ptwinfla el turnip s.-.-u goes Into American soil every season, but ' mosi of It Is imported from England, one million pounds of radish seed ar.- planted here, one-tenth of which Is rais., i in California and the rest in Europe. Of ihe million pounds of seed onions which the annual crop demands California yields seven hundred thousand pounds, arid more than half the million pounds of cabbage seed used in our ci..|,s is grown In our own soil WUen it Is remembered that a little five-cent package of cabbage seed will mnke two hundred plants, too many for a single ganden. an* thai each pound will supply fifty gardens, Ihe enormity Ol these figures will be realized. Of course, many of the seeda which are soUl do not produce vegetables, as they are prevented by Insects. Impurities of soil und climatic hardships, but if every see.i sent out by the i<fe«l Industry Of America fulfilled Its mis sion every man. woman and child in the mired States could have at least one aquara meal s. day, regardleen of the Ue.-r Trust. Corn growing for seed purposes l.is made great strides In thia country, and more of it Is sold than any other kind. An laetaaca of Mother Earth's kindness to the com grower ls,shown In the experi ence of a prominent seed grower in Ohio. Thirty flv« yean ago ha had one acre of land and jr>. lie Invested Urn $5 In seed corn." His profit for his first year's work was only $IS. but now he produces yearly 150,000 bOSW»Bl of corn, and has •SeOOM Inde pendently rich. John Itankln. a Missouri farmer, plants 13,008 acres of corn at a time, using as much corn for his seed as an Eastern farmer would bar vest in one season. He sends out k*> ploughs st a lime to his ileltl.H, anil ships his corn la the fall by the tralnload instead el the carload. Not lon«^igo S single ear ol prize corn, of the Reid Yellow Deal VSlil was huM nt auction at the lowa State Col lege for $150. Tills was ut the rate of IMH a bushel, which la the world's highest price, for stetV corn. Almost all the choice kinds of tomatoes are the result of the patience of A. \V. Livingstone, who discovered bo a bed of ordinary teaoatoea one wl.i.-ix was susceptible of treatment to enlarge It and en rich It : flavor. lie saved the sssd of tills accidental tomato, and year after year replanted the seeds obtained from the children and grandchildren of his original tlntl. until it" is difficult to rind In one's sulud a tomato not descended from this discovery of Mr. Livingstone. Flowers furnish IQIUITj ns interesting Instances. One of the most notable se.-d achievements of re cent years Is the work of the Hey. W. iilchks. the sei letSIJ Of the Royal Horticultural Socletv In Kn^land. who produced the Shirley poppy from a bed Ol common field popples. In a patch of the latter In hts garden he saw one edged with white. I He marked it. obtained Its seed and planted it ''.-■ following year. The edge of white had grown deeper, and after many years of experimenting he had a bed of popples whoso white edge had worked into tho centre, making th^ petals a pale pink, and in one plant pure white. After several years mo-a " he turned the black centre a pafe yellow, and now the ghostly Shirley poppy stands as a monument to his infinite' patience and care. """* v But seeds are not always so carefully propa« ate Every element in nature has had a hand i n it a* one time or another, and strange flowers ar now growing on our coasts as a result of a I*^° Journey on the breast of the gulf stream or a J!F lant.rare with the north wind. The haphazard career of the thistledown, which Is resown by^ passing breeze, has been the theme for many 11 poet. Birds have carried seeds undigested la their stomachs for miles and miles, even Into (Jtrteren* states. Many a little Northern blossom baa ap peared In the South with no possible explanation tor Its presence but that it had carried there by a> flock of, migrating birds. FREDERIC J. HASKIN. JV STICK'S SOS HELD. Medbery Blanchard, Harvard Stu dent, Accused of Speeding. Medbery Blanchard. a student at Harvard, son of Justice Blanchard. of the Supreme Court, was held in $200 bail by Magistrate Moss In the Morriaanla Court yesterday, on a charge of ex ceeding the speed limit. lie had been arrested on Saturday night, while in his father's com pany, by Patrolman Sllbersmlth at. Jerome ave r.ue and 179 th street. Both h« and Justice BJanchard protested that they were not vio lating- the ordinance, but the policeman had his evidence In siich good order that Magistrate Moss decided he must hold young Bianchard for Special Sessions. Justice Blanchard gava his house at No. 11 East J»2d street, as security. KILLS BKLMOST F.MI'LOYE Took Lighted Lamp to Acetylene Plant and Explosion Follozced. f Hy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Babylon. Long Island. May ;">.— William Buck ley, a valued employe of August Belmont. was instantly killed to-night in an explosion that de stroyed the acetylene gas tank plant on the lat ter*a nursery farm at North Babylon. Buckley, who Is a married man with several children, waa for a long ttaaa in charge of the gas plant on Mr. Belmont'i country seat at Hempstead. .v month ut?') he was detailed to take charge of tha plant here. H went out from the mansion house, talcing a lighted lamp, remarking something about going; over to the gas plant. A few moments later an explosion followed that was heard nearly two miles away. Every one on the place rushed to th* scene of the accident, where they found tha building in which the plant was placed de stroyed. Fifty feet away lay Bucftley's body. WOMEN SWEAR AT AUTO VICTIMS. Net satisfied with having knechad down twe men on the Wllliamsbursc BrMga yesterday, a party i f WOSBSfI and men in an automobile shopped and hurled abusive language at their victims. Thi women were particularly offensive in their abuse Of the two men on bicycles who had got Into their path. The two men were Charles Pamerer. a mechanical engineer, of No. 3*>? Ninth avenue, and Nathan Mtnsky. of So. S8 Kldridge street. Neither of them was seriously hurt. Policemen on the hrHfje tried to nave the runaway gata closed before th« machine reach3d the BroeJuyn side, but the party escaped. COLLIE SAT AT AUTO'S WHEEL. Mr. Dwyer's Dog Wore Goggles and a linen Duster — Tale of a Deposit. Alexander Dwyer, of No. 6:3 Riverside Drive. wh» has been r:i.-ik!-.g a trip through Kurrpe in l.is au tomobile, arrived here yesterday <>n the Hamburjj- American liner Blucher. He brought with him Prince, a i olde. wl let! accompanied him in tha automobUa Journey of twelve thousand miles. Mr. L>wyer said the >i»< wore goggles and a linen duster, and Insisted on altttai in the front seat of the car next le the chauffeur. When he entered Switzerland Mr. Dwyer wn? re quested to deposit $3TO »* a guarantee that he would not violate the speed laws, and on rrivin* at dwassan, on the Italian border, he demanded tha return 'f the deposli W' ■■■ informeii that there was only $!<» In the town treasury Mr. Dwyer declared that ne would stuy there until the amount was raised. A canvass was made V.y one cf tru* town ofHel-ils. anil t! •■ (0M was borrowed from a. oV ifii merchants In sums varying from $I>'» to $.V>. On the Blilcher v.-;is the body of Albert 3. Lartin, forty-two yeara old. son of the founder of the l^at!!n Powd< r Company, of Chicago; lie died ut Niea n April, while travelling with his wife. Georsa Ade. ,i friend of the I.aftin family, met Mrs. Lall'.a at the pi*r. MONSIGNOR KENNEDY ENDS VISIT. Won't Discuss "Mission" — Merry del Val Not To Be Removed. Monsfgnor Kennedy, rector of the American Col lege at Rome. wht> has teen in this country for several weeks, will return V> Europe to-morrow on tha steamer Hamburg of the Hamburg- American Line. The monsignor was the guest of Archbishop Farley during the lust week and left here yester il.iy for Philadelphia: «jim he will pay a farewell visit to his parents before sailing. Ther has rwen considerable gossip in ecclesiasti c.ii circles throughout the country concerning th» monsignor'a visit at this time of the year. -the knowing ones contending that h« % bad snms secret mission. If lie n.i.l he 1008 very few into his con fUlene". for here In New York, while there were numerous guesses as t>> this •"mission" no person rbuld be found who wonltl admit that he had a definite ' ■!•■ of wruft MonsUrnor Kennedy came here for. other than to visit his parents. "There are still vngue rumors in ecclesiastical circles that the monsignor knows more about the American oardinalate situation than he cared tt> divulge. For publication he woul«s not d!scusa *!"-<» question. lie .11,1 ,1. ■•-. however, and with em phaids, that Pius X - '■.•■.-■. Secretary of State, Merry >lel Val. was to t>e removed, and smiled pleasantly when his friends hinted that he was "In line" for promotion to the diplomatic service of the Church. CORNERSTONE OF BRONX HOME LAID. Monsignor Lavelle Chief Speaker at Cere mony of Little Sisters of the Poor. The cornerstone Of the Home for the Aged Poor which |i being built by the Little Sisters of tha Poor at Belmont avenue and lS3d street. The Bieata, waa laM yesterday afternoon by Monstgr.or Michael J. LanreUe, of St. Patrtesi'i Cathedral. Monsignor Lavelle said: Charity Is not mer-iv voluntary in t^e Catholic Church; it Is essential, and in proportion as she and her members exercise It. Is thi propagation of the faith ai I the salvation of souls. Christ Is tiie king of W*e universe. The Church Is His bride in.i regent. The sole cause of Hla coming, of Ills life and His death was charity. The charter ol the Church la th. same: "Py this si^ri niiali m»n know th.it you. are my disciples, if you hive love one for another" .. This work for the aged Is one of th.- most O«eay i\n.l illissi I Ilia Of alt charities. It Is most ne<?»iy bt-eause those for whom It Is exercised are in capable of helping themselves. 3om«»i their destitution comes from over-generosity in their sturdU-r days; other times from Ingratitude. ALLEGED UNLICENSED DOCTORS HELD. Charles Conrad, Si No. I>U West 12« th street, nnd <Paul Schmidt, .f No. 1.-.4 Bml Sdl street, were arralß'ied yesterday before Mas!strati»,Strin crt In the Yorkvllle seSae court. iliHSil wJI*l practising tnedlcln« without a HeHHN T!*i* case was adjourned until Thwradsy. "#he prisoners were an salad 'on Saturday while in one .'f the warda at Bellevue Hospital, where Ihej had gr<n» to tea a man who w:is supposed to be suffering from glanders. it la alleged by John S. Cooper, of the r.mnty MHMcsJ Society, who Is prosecut ing the . tse, that the two prisoners posed aa phy sicians, and said they wets nj>lo to cur.- glanders.