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Friends of Cleveland Mayor Hope
for Democratic Nomination.
trrora a. ?p«ei*.l Csfiespeßdent of The Trlbuce.]
Cleveland. Nov. 13.— A fullfiedged Democratic
Presidential boom tor Mayor Tom L.. Johnson
is now under way. In accomplishing his nomi
nation the Democrats of New York State, and
especially the Tammany organization and the
Hearst faction—working together, strange as It
may seem, in slew of their local contest last
week— expected to be potent factors.
The starting of this boom was synonymous
with th« decisive re-election of Mayor Johnson
over representative Theodore E. Burton.
Hardly had the returns been counted on the
' ecntes ..? November 5 before congratulatory
dispatches began pouring In upon tho Mayor.
and in tho majority of these his Presidential
pessAOities] were pointed out hopefully. Devel
opments tinco then have intensified the hopes ot
the Johnson partisans.
For pubUcatton Mayor Johnson has said since
'nut election last week that his present office Is
large enough for him. and that he is not in the
ia<j© for the Presidency, lv Is highly significant.
though, that at the same time ho has announceu
1 hat at present he Is "too busy" to accept any
dtener invitations. This declaration referred
■peefflOSlly to the coining Bryan banquet in
Washington, when the Nebraskan is expected
i.r leapt to give a broad Intimation as to his
j>«rs"onal ambitions In the race next year.
Heretofore. Mayor Johnson find Mr. Bryan
hyssj not only been the closest of personal
f'-iende, but also in confidential political alli
;.nre At present there is no positive evidence
•f a rupture in these MlatkMsS due to possibk
rivalry next year. At the same time It ib
pointed cut by the Major's City Kail champions
that I*. vould l>e going out of his way to run the
• iangor et being put in a position where lit
might have to express hirn?elf regarding an
other nomination for the Nebraska!!. Hence
Boa decision, unless he chanr,?" 5 at the eleventh
hear, rot to attend the Washington dinner.
Mr. Johnson haa been importuned repeatedly
by newspapers throughout the country during
-.tie laat few days to state his position on the
rr*ssdency. He has uniformly refused to make
a persona! statement for publication other than
his original one that his present position Is big
<-nough for him. This afternoon, however, he
left here for New York, and W. B. Gongwer. his
private sectetary. then gave out this statement,
which he said was authorized:
"Under no circumstances will Mayor Johnson
}.. a candidate for tho Presidency. He els
thai his way is along municipal lines rather
Than national lines. In the coining campaign he
vil! support Bryan, as he always has don-. lb
is pledged to the 3-cept fare traction settle
ment in this city."
Th« Johnson boomers simi'.y laughed at tlii?
r.,- laratif.n. They 6ay the Mayor's loyalty to
Mr. Bryan cannot bo e;uc-6;i>med, but add t!...t
die Xebraskan'F nomir.atloi! is practically an
3in possibility, and that Mr. Johnson. dV.n>ite his
newasnt ettltud--, sriß be forced into the race.
They also see ;» valuable political asset in his
f-aity to Mr. Bryan, figuring that the lati<r, if
convinced that his cause in hopeless, will throw
his support to the Mayor.
Tiu; reports received from New York sir.i •
toe last election are especially encouraging V:
the Johnsonians. The Mayor', boomers decian
that all Democratic faction! In the EUnpirt
State are friendly to him for President, that hit
nomination would weld together tho party at
the polls for the first Um<: In many years ami
ibat then Is strong hope at turning into the
Democratic column next November what is
known to politicians throughout the country as
the pivotal state of th" nation.
in Tammany, according to reports receive!
iiere. Mayor Johnson Is particularly ptroiiir.
Tammany always wants to be '"with a v.iim'"\"
Mayor Johnson, bis adherents say, proved last
tnsek that 1" Is a winner. Moreover, Tammany.
:.nd especially Charles F. Murphy, baa never
been for Bryan. This hostility, it if- said here,
is intensified by the fact that Uie Nebraska^
bas twice tod the Democratic party to defeat
tn riatjoiuU • lection In const nee it is ur
gqed that sfitli Tammany his third nomination
so! Preside U !::.!•..-; :■. Btrtingthcning thi^
Home Recreation Best
For Business Men
4 FTER a strenuous day at the office or on
S-A "Change" few men feel like dressing up
and going out to be entertained. There
has always been need for greater resources
for amusement within the home. This means is
now delightfully supplied by
It briun the r:usic ti ytu, instead of compelling you to
CO to the music. You play it yotirsdf, therein lying its great
power to rsit th? rJred brain.
Hut-; rata of iftairs like to be aciire even in their pleas
ures, tad the Piano't Piano furnishes the r.feJed menu! stim
Tl<f vci> act 01 playing it lake* .■.-••. ..-.■.;..- .v/-. tut $f
ymrrtfff, and thcrr is an agreeable scn*e of personal achieve
in^rt in wme fine composi'ion writ p-rlormeci.
The Pianola «2i5 an.l 5303 | Purchasable by mi*-
I hi-. nsjsjsjgw Piano fSO) up. i rate monthly psymeats.
CAUTION : l)o ' ot confuse the Pianola Piano with tli«
~'" many «o-ca!led " Player- Piam< " now in
••he ht)d On!-/ the Weber, BNck. V.'heelock and btuyveiant
ri»r.os ar» nixdt **i:h »!)• genuine Pianola inside. Other inatrn
tstQt» enm ecesttriiy have loose other Pisoo«pU/er licking
''•* l,s::'.' i in;?. : c^! s-ijitij* d.i recehi jinnfOVtTn«iJt!
Ill'" A^OT lAiV rO> Aeolian Hall. 862 Mb
belief, conHdrntla! letters have been received
here during the hist week~staun« that Mayor
Johnson has more friends — and powerful ones
—in Tammany than < ithrr Mr. Bryan or Lieu
tenant Governor Chanier.
Tammany thus bring reckoned with satis
factorily, the Johnsonians b^gan figuring upon
the attitude of the Hearst faction in New
York. Th(-re they found" oven more encourage
ment. They have every reason to believe, they
t-ay, that Mr. Hearst, being convinced that he
himself has Leon eliminated a* a Presidential
possibility, will exort every effort to dictate the
Democratic nomination next year. They add
that their confidential correspondents in New
York have written them that Mr. Hearst has.
practically decided that Mayor Johnson is the
man of trie hour and that, as far as New York
State is concerned, Mr. Hearst Is moro tha.n
likely to try to force Johnson instructions.
It is interesting in this connection to note
tho fact that Mayor Johnson frequently lias
been taunted by his Republican opponents In
tho City Council as being more of , a New
Yorker than be i. an Ohioan. In fact, he has
been told that win he first ran for Mayor,
in 1!X>1. he was brought here from Brooklyn by
Charles P. Salon, County Clerk of Cuyahoga
County, and that he was actually not a resi
dent of Cleveland when elected. Heretofore hi-.
associates have taken umbrage at this* charge.
Now, in view of his larger possibilities, they are
laughing In their sleeves at it. They say that
it puts him practically In (he class of a, "favor
ite- son" of New York and that hence <ho Em
pire Plato Democrats cannot refuse him sup
port on sectional grounds.
Incidentally, Mayor Johnson la unusually
fortunate la this "favorite son" argument. In
the first place, he was born in Georgetown, Ky.,
and therefore, through Kentucky, can appeal
to the delegates from the "Hoiid South'* to the
Democratic National Convention for united bup
port. Stress win be laid on this argument, it la
hinted, on the ground timt the time i* not yet
ripe for solus further below Mason and
Dixon'e lino than Kentucky for ■ President,
while nt the tame time his election would re
alise the ambition of the r!nu;h to have a
Southern-burn President again.
From Kentucky the Mayor went 10 Indiana,
operating a street railway in Indianapolis. Hlj
boomers, therefore, could fi*-i» across tho lin«
from either Ohio or Kentucky and tell the
[ndlanians that he is a Hooaier of the Boosters,
In this case, as in that of New York, they plan
to appeal to state pride in the hope of return
ing' Indiana to the Democratic ranks.
Pennsylvania is still another state in which
Mayor Johnson might claim citizenship. Ho baa
i sen closely identified with the operation of
hi. 1 * late brother's street railroad line at Ailen
town, and moreover Is actively connected with
a suburban line running into Philadelphia, a
one of hi«i supporters put it to-day, 'This will
not hurt him a Lit In Pennsylvania."
Michigan might lay equal claim to him. In
fact, he has been more active in the last few
years In that siato than In any other except
Ohio. For a time be had important fureft rail
way interests in Detroit, and moreover to his
active aid the re-election of Mayor Thompson
of that city is largely attributed. Mayor
Thompson is confidently expected to do his ut
most to pay his political debt at the coming
national convention.
Illinois Is confidently reckoned upon as fail
ing into the Johnson line. In the tint place,
Mayor John on has the personal support of ex-
Mayor Dunne of Chicago, for who > k-ctlon
last ; Ing be vainly worked personally to such
an extent that be was dubbed "Vice-Mayor of
Chicapo. ' If.- all hus powerful friends through
out the state, especially union* the ai.tl-Hryan
!•.«*, arid according to information received here
the leaven 1* already worklnir.
Missouri, discarding Governor F"o!k. has start
ed the Johnson boom, and at the ?amo time
given Mr. Bryan a slap. Th< action last Thurs
day of the St. Louis Democratic Club, r.-t;r.*
sentlng tea thousand voters, In Indorsing Mayor
Jehnsoo for President Is re*ard» ,1 as highly
significant Heretofore tho dub !... | i..-<-n m
■tteally Hryanite. The Johnsonians uro
especially traced by the fact that this
action was taken by practically a next door
neighbor to Mr. Bryan's home state.
Nevertheless the Mayor's friei recognise the
fact that Ohio's support is essential to his f,U'-
ces.-. but despite the opposition hitherto ot tiw
MfLeso-Garber faction <»:<•>■ belli v<- this win
be obtained. They point to the overwhelming
defeat of the Democrats In the mayoralty con"
test in Cincinnati last week, compare It with
Mayor Johnson's decisive triumph over Con
gressman Burton, and say that trom now on
their leader muet be recognized a« the Demo
cratic state leader. State pride, they conclude.
will do the rest without any serious trouble.
Difficulty in Yielding Rivers and
Harbors Chairmanship.
[From The Triune HJreau.l
Washington, Nov. O.— Representative Burton, of
Ohio, who has tv.lce announced bis purpose of re-
Elgning tho chairmanship of ie Committee on
Rivers .-nd Harbors, one* before leaving Washing
ton last spring, and again within tins last few
days .v a meeting Of the Ohio delegation In Cleve
land, seems des-UiK»ii to encounter serious difficulty
In carrying oat bis purpose. Attention Is called
here to the fact that, as tbero are no committees
o? the coming Congress in existence. Mr. Burton
cannot possibly resign from the chairmanship of
one of them. It Is asserted further that the
Speaker will not announce the composition of the
committees until about the middle of December.
and that until that time Mr. Bifrton will not 0*
in a position to resign.
Even then the Speaker will not take upon him
self the responsibility of accepting Mr. Burton's
resignation. Should the Ohloao Insist upon his
pr- i.e!it purpose, the Speaker win lay the Blatter
before the House, and tho form of the question
as submitted win be: "Shall Representative Bur
ton be relieved of all further duty on the com
mittees Of the House?" It Is assumed, however,
that Mr. Burton will not press the matter to this
I; Is Intimated here by men clos« »<> the Ohioan
that his desire in attempting to relinquish the
chairmanship of tho Rivers and Harbors Commit
tee Is to obtain the peat on the Ways and Means
Committee made vacant by the defeat of Repre
sentative Grosvenor, of Ohio. It i.> declared to
be obvious, however, that the Speak* r could not
consistently appoint Mr. Burton to that vacancy
for the reason thut Mr. Burton has aligned bim
j-iif with the President and Secretary Taft In the,
policy of revising the torffl" immediately after the
next election, while Mr. Camion is as stanch a
"stand-patter" as - .>t and is determined to tak«»
time by the forelock and appoint to the commit
tee v Wch would have to deal with the tariff, only
men of his faith.
11 has been certainly a rare scourrence for us
Important a chairmanship as that of the Rivers
and Harbors Committee to go begging, and it Is
generally believed that when the present chairman
res Ues that resignation f om that influential post,
would n"t promote his efforts to secure a seat at
the Ways and Means Committee tablo he will re
coiifWi r hlii avowed purpose.
Defeats Wadtworth Faction for
Control of County.
[By Tetearapo to The Tribune.]
Buffalo, Nov. 13 — Congressman Peter a. Porter
won a complete victory to-day la Niagara County
over the faction headed by- ex-Congressman James
v. . Wadsworth, Kaininp control of the Niagara
County Republican organisation, thus assuring him
a strong jmsition next year when delegates to thrf
national convention arc cho.«. n Mr. porter Is r> -
yarded as favorable to the election of Hughes
delegates, being allii I to Bupertotendent Stevens
t!i" Department Oj Public Works. John A. M<-rrltt,
collector of tha port, the lieutenant of Mr. Wa.ls-
Worth. was routed nfttr bavins I' ••;« In control Of
the county organisation for more than a quarter
of a. cent.:ry.
The Wadsworth men! over a!:u-e the recent prl
niarirs, have made n. <!fsporatc> effort to retain the
power which they hv\ held so Ion?. The end of
the tißht came to-day, when Carl E. Tucker, <?
t!i Porter faction, was rlrctrd, without rontost, to
t<nrre«>d William 11. Vlcary i. < county chairman.
The Wadsww th-Merritt men will probably con-:
test thf elrrtlon of Hughes delegates at the March
primaries and win mnW<: an effort to prevent th* .
renomlnatiea of Mr. Porter for Consrexs.
Each Received One Vcte for Judge — A. N.
Brady Not Forgotten.
The official county r;inv:i««, begun by '*■" n!<l»*r
r-.r:; yesterday at the City Hail, showed that at the
last election in the 3d Assembly District, of which
•■j.iuio Tiro" Sullivan la the leader, John D. Rocke
feller received ono rote for Judge of the Court of
Appeals .'.-'I Charles F. Murphy received a voto
for t! • same offlce. Anthony N. Brad} was r.anv.l
as one nasa rhoiqe, for .vi-tice of the City Court
•man Doul prwiaed at tlm rou:it yesterday.
The v ..t-- of the board v.::i \>* or .1 perfuaeton
character this year, compares' to .... it was last
year ■■•v-± the year before, There ■'' " ' ■'' contests
over fa,- major offl<<-s umJ only •• few * <v the As
sembly and ' • manic districts.
Says He Has Enough Votes to Insure Elec
tion to Assembly Clerkship.
Colonel Archie i: Baxter, of Elmlra, clerk of i ■••
Assembly, who Is seeking re-election t« I':, • place
in* bas beld for t<-n yearn, said yesterday that ...
■was confident of tho votes o( forty«nine members.
There ;»r<- ninety-sis Republicans In the low
house. and forty-nine •'''■' elect. Colonel Baxter
end Senator TuUy, in Corning, were busy all <!uy
yesterday calling on memb«E»-«l*cl «•:* the Aasem
bly Henator Tally bad a talk with State <i<aii.
man Woodruff, vim i- understood i" be back!
i:. 0 Smith i<>t the clerkship. He told Mr.
WoodrufJ thai Colonel Baxter's friends would light
t'. .l finish.
wiv a Chairman Woodruff was j'sK-.i about Coio
nt'l l*a star's canvass for -election he said:
"I <:<j not care to dtsousa tii<; matter, it hi too
trivial: it Is too. well understood."
iSi.'-.kir \\'a»!.-«nr(li will \n in town tO-day u:i'l
probably Colonel Baxter and Senator Tally will
l.riv?- ;i talk with him .■•' ■>■!' the clerkship. Assent*
blyrnan m.i-,.'! v 4- til Che. Fifth Avenue Hotel last
night. Mr. Merrltt'i 'ri- n.i- ■!>. urging him to i••
a eaadidsAe for Speaker. Last night he said he,
was not ready in declare bUasatf.
r»e.* m itnee, low • Nov. is.— •Congressman J. a. T.
Hull, (-^airman of th( House Committee on M'lt
tary Affaire, utter returning from Washington,
wivf-re hu had a conf'-r. aoc with tti« President, said
"Roosevelt wll! be renomlnsted, forced to accept
the nomination an i i '■ oted President for four years
more. Bryan will be the. nominee <>!' the Demo
en •■■ and the country will nee the hottest campaign
in history. The trend <•; political sentiment is all
ii Uoiia<vi;lt. although the situation will be com
plicated it Hughes should cany the. New York
delegation, and he Is gaining strength rapidly.
With Roosevelt out of the race. Speaker Cannon
stands as good a chance for ti. • domination as
any one."
Albany, Nov. !?.— Atiorn« v Qeneral Jackson to
day, at the request of John K. W'h;il<-n. Secretary of
Stale, Knvt an opinion as to the efreet of the
amendment! mad* to the eo-culletl corrupt prac
tices ia.^ relative, t" Urn (Ulna oi staKtßCQts of
,• etion expenditures by candidates, There appears
to be consideraWo mJsundentandlQC to the effect
of these amejudmeots, the Secretary of State's
office recrvlft* many onocesaary eertlflcales. The
Attorney General says in part:
The only persons required to flk> such statements
with th,» Secretary of stiU. are candidates r per
sons who fcluiil give, nay, expend, or eont: jute or
who snail promise so to do, any money or other
valuable thtofs to persons other than the chairman,
Ire. surer or a number ol a. political committee,
or to an acetH duly authorised by a. candidate In
writing to receive the aam*. except that, when
mail-- for the personal expenses, no Ktatemeut at all
|a required to be riled by persons who .ir«! no'
candidates' for public ufii.e. ixc»-ptin s candidate
for olttc»s other titan those to be tilled by the eta -
ter?. of tli^ ontir- fine, <-. r »ny division or dlstMrf
thereof r~r than a «n«ty, need not til« -^-itii
the i- ••• ■ (-< t ■■■ ot S'-j' r thfl statement re«iuir^d to
l :> i ':■.'] then v
rnxs cui:ci> 1^ « -xo v oav?
PA7.fi Ol>r:>*^^r 15 »uarin«-eel to cum iu»y •:*»•>
cf Itcilnp. BUiU- 1 - Hl««dinp or Pretiu-llnr PH«* In •
to li da; ior monfj r«furiatd. SOc.
Ed'-Justicc O'Brien Expresses Hi*
Animosity to Roosevelt.
Morgan J. O'Brien, ex- presiding justice of the
Appellate Division, Ist District, said at the City
Hull yesterday that In cans President Roosevelt
eras renotr.inated by the Republicans and Will
iam J. Bryan by the Democrats, the conserva
tive voters of the country would probably nomi
nate a. third ticket, which, he said, would stand
a fair chance of success. He characterised the
prevailing financial disturbance as a Roosevelt
panic, due entirely to the President's hostility
to the corporations, lit said that Governor
Hughes was the Strongest Republican candidate
for the Presidential nomination, with Secretary
Cortelyou a good second. Secretary Taft he
considered too much of a Roosevelt candidate.
Ho raid that Bryan and Hearst controlled the
Democratic situation. Mr. O'Brien wants eotne.
such man as Governor Johnson of Minnesota,
Governor Swanson of Virginia, Governor War
n'.-ld of Maryland or ex-Governor Francis of
Missouri as a Democratic candidate.
Justice O'Brien resigned from tho bench to
become counsel for powerful financial and cor
porate Interests. HI3 friends Kay that he. rep
resents the thought of Wall Street with refer
ence to federal prosecution of corporations (or
alleged violations of the law.* Be paid Mayor
Mccieiian a call yesterday afternoon. His
presence there suggested that perhaps there,
might be on foot peace negotiations between
the City Hail end Tammany Hull. Justice
O'Brien was the mediator last spring between
the warring Democratic factions and it looked
for a time as if be would reuuite them, but the
negotiations were broken off when Ellison, then
Corporation Counsel, told about them. Whan
asked about peace yesterday Mr. O'Brien sail:
"So far a* I know thorn is no change In the
local situation. I tupposo Mayor McCltlUm Is
doing bis best to give the city a pood adminis
tration, and Mr. Murphy is managing the Tam
many organisation. Having supported the local
ticket in the last campaign, probably th.» Mayor
assumes that he has done all that is required
of n Democrat to retain harmonious relations
with the organisation. The personal equation
Is a bard thing to figure on. It may be that
there will never bo any change in the personal
relations of the Mayor and Mr. Murphy. I don't
know about It, I would like to see harmony
among Democrats In tho city, state and nation.
I! seems to me that If we Democrats could get
together and nominate a conservative candidate
like <;rovir Cleveland we could easily elect him.
it Mr Cleveland were ten years younger prob
ably be would bo nominated. He is too feeble
in health to 1 lunge again Into active politics."
Mr. O'Brien continued:
"With good crops throughout the nation we
are undergoing v financial panic, with thousands
of m< n Idle, credits contracted, money hoarded
and a hard winter ahead ot us, ai! because of
.•M 1 polio ' f hostility toward the groat
lal interests of the nation. It Is a B
anlc, due entirely to the President's at
tack "ii the ili.au. 1.1! Interests of the country.
Th' ro have been two years of tr. We bay
reached ■ point wbere public conthlenco ha«
been destroyed. People are drawing their
money out of the banks anrl hoarding ft be
i >tu^" they don't know what hi going to be bil
next by the administration, it is time lor the
destructive policy to cease and for a construct
l\-f» policy tr> '.. Inaugurated.
"I was t..!klf.ir ore day last week With a
grandson of Thomas Jefferson. Ha is connected
ith a Southern railway. Re toM me that the
c* tton crop of the State of Georgia this year
was worth 9200.000.000, and was Immediately
convertible Into gold when sold. I notice that
th« rv has been n record breaking corn crop an l
a One wheat crop. The natural resources of the
nation aro in full course of development, but
the great financial interests an under the blight
Of needless hostility from the federal admin
istraUon, with the result that l bar* referred tot,
I believe tba people are wry tire*! of it nil and
will welcome a change ut'tt-r next year."
■ hat about a Democratic candidate next
3 ear?" Mr. C^Brien was asked.
"Just at present,'* said Judge tyßrten, "Bryan
and Heanrt seem to control the Democratic sit
uation. Whether they win continue to control it
remains to be ten. It the Democrats would
nominate a conservative Democrat nest year
th y v. ■ t' 1 i elect him."
"Who, t ■• Instance?"
"Well, we ought to nominate a man Hkc Gov
l! 6r Johnson of Minnesota, Governor Warfleid
of Maryland, Goremor Swanson of Virginia of
cx* Governor Francis of Mitnourl. M
"Ton have not Included Bryan or Johnson, of
"No," said Mr. O'Brien, "they belong to th«
radical class. The country does not need any
more radicalism."
"How about Chanler, of Now York?'"
"Mr. Chanter would <io for Vi>-. -President,"
i liU Mr. < i : r.n.u.
"Who iri likely to be nominated by the lie
"I think that Bughca is the strongest man
that U"-' Republicans could name. l i»j showed
his strength v. ii the voters last year, and hl.s
administration lias been or a character to com
mend him i" the voters, lie has the ability,
force and character that enable him to give a
good administration, and he does not go too far
clung radical lines. Secretary Cortelyou has
grown In public esteem in the last few weeks on
account ot the straightforward and commend
able course he pursued in tim height of the
stringency here two or three weeks ago. Either
Hughes or Corteiyou Would poU th»: fun Re
publican strength."
"In your judgment la there any probability
that Roosevelt will be renomlnaied?"
'•yea, there is a possibility of it," said Judge
O'Brien. "I can Imagine that when convention
time comes the l'rewlilt.'iit's particular friends
will &-'-y to hint thai Tuft cannot win. un.l that
the only possible way for the so-called Roose<
vert policies to be carried out will be for the
President to accept a renomlnation. An argu
ment liko that is a most seductive one to a poli
tician, and It la entirely possible that something
of th*» kiwi will happen, if Roosevelt should
be nominated by the Republicans and Bryan by
the Democrats IJoolc to see a third ticket nom
inated, and I am inclined to think that the con
servative voters would give it ■ very large sui>
Lincoln, Neb,, Nov. IS.— What is said to be a new
world's rifle record was established to-day by Cap
tain A. H. Hardy when he hit MC marblo targets
out of a possible 1.000. The marbles were acven
«ijjhthH of a» inch in diameter and were thrown at
th* regulation distance. The previous best known
r . .-••>: <i was made by Adolph Topperweia, <■>? Ben
tntonjo, who hi' Ml ;■• ■■'■■'-- target;-. Captain } i i .l >.
i n.4Kin« an attempt to eatabiiEh • n «w record
on SCj.OOO two-Inch wooden Mocks, This afternoon
ta bit 1 -XX) without a, rn'is and quit for the day.
He -will resume to-mcrrow.
If cotton is there —
It must show up when a sample of
cloth is boiled down with caustic
potash which eats up all animal fibre.
Xo cloth goes into our men's or
boys' suits or overcoats until a sample
is tested that way.
So we know there is no cotton in
our clothing.
Men's Fall suits, $18 to $43.
Men's Fall and Winter overcoats,
$18 to $70.
Silk threads used for ornament are
an understood exception to the all
wool rule.
Rogers, Feet & Company.
Three Broadway Stores.
258 84 2 12«0
opposite near opposite
City Hall. U.iion Square. Greeley Square.
Professor Bullock, of Harvard,
Pleases National Conference.
Tolumbus, Ohio. Nov. 13.— Professor Charles J.
BuUock. of Harvard University, before the nation
bl conference on taxation to-night opposed an In
heritance tax as a federal instrument fas reduce
swollen fortunes", and his remarks pleased most of
the delegates. He eaid. in part:
To Amfricina of th« last generation the inher
itance tax was a fiscal curiosity, bur to-vi.iy it 1?
found in not fewer than thirty-four states, and
must be accepted as an accomplished tact of
American finance,
The present Inheritance taxes employed by the
several states are levied clearly to raise revenue.
But It Is now proposal to introduce a fed
era] inheritance tax to reduce swollen fortunes.
The proposal assusoes that there Is in the TTniteij
States mii undue concentration of wealth and
power In a f»w hdndu. and It cannot b« denl«xl thnt
many thoughtful men have come to such a con
clusion. Hut if th* existence or sui-h a tendanry
lie admitted the inheritance tax Is no remedy
If exeexmlv* fortunes hare been mart« by reel?ss
or dishonest manipulation of corporal the ob
vious remedy is to reform corporation taws and to
elevate the standards of business morals. New
legislation may be needed at same paints, but re
lentless enforcement of exlstinK laws against coo
»<:>!r-\''y and theft would probably vo far to ac
complish the derired result. Buck r«niedle» are
si!npl»^ and old fashioned, bat they have a potency
i ■• . seceding all schemes for social regeneration
through act of Congress
If our federal government needs additional reve
r.ue. It can at any moment raise an additional hun
dred millions by restoring th« tax on beer and to
bacco to the figures enforced during the Spanish
war. Our state and local governments have no
t>U'-h convenient resources.
For financial reasons, therefore, an Inherltanro
tax should be reserved to the several states. For
economic ami <>oci;«l reasons, its function should bo
iii raiso revenue, and not to reform th« distribu
tion Of wealth.
Professor H. Parker WHO*, of George Washing
ton University, delivered An address on "the rela
tion of federal to state and local taxation" at the
afternoon session.
Burning of Hotel Custleton Causes
Renewed Fear of Fire.
Much concern has been caused in the Depart
ment of Water Supply and among the residents
on the hill at St. George, Statin Island, by the
lick <>f water pressure that was revealed when
the Hotel C'astl.iton was burned on Tuesday
night So alight was the pressure and ?o great
was the sweep of the flames that the water that
could be had was" sufficient only to prevent the
spread of the fire to other buildings. Had there
been a high wind, it is the belief of those who
live near the site of the hotel that most of th»m
would now be homeless.
These persons now expect that tho Board of
Aldermen will cease to block the efforts to solve
the Staler. Island water problem. Commissioner
O'Brien of tho Department ©I Water Supply,
Gas and Electricity amid yesterday that the
water was furnished to the residents of the bor
ough by the Staten Island Water Company, a
private concern which the city Is eeoklnj? to buy.
The price, 11,000,009, asked by the company Is
regarded us excessive, It Iff likely that some
new arrangements will be made pending the
Completion "f the Cat^kill system, which will
take several years and which It Is already
planned to carry to the Island.
While practically the entire Fire Department
of BtAten Island was fighting the flames four
other fires occurred which caused damage
amounting to about $B.QOOI Th^englno house of
Company No. -<*>, at No. 176 Broadway, West
Brighton, started tho trouble, when it took fire
fro»n an overheated stove. From here the flames
spread to a two story frame house next door.
owned by Benedict Parker and occupied by
Frederick Mayer and his family, who escaped in
their nlghtctothea. On the other side of the
Mr»et there is a vacant house across which the
epsrks were carried. They Ignited another two
story lioufle occupied by Mr?. Mary Seenen and
her family. They also Bet fire to a cottage in
Prospect street, occupied by Arthur Neusch.
James !<estrauge. **■ deputy tiro marshal, has
begun an investigation Into the origin of the
Hotel Castleton fire, which may have been in
oentllnry. William Campbell, the caretaker, ex
plained the delay in turning In an alarm by say
ing that he and the other attendants tried to
control tho flames with hand extinguishers first.
Successful Trials of Machine Shaped Like
Butterfly Have Been Held.
rnri?. Nov. 13.— M. Santos -Dumont has Just com
pleted tile construction of a new aeroplane on *»
principle different from that heretofore employed
by him. The new machine is shaped like a but
terfly. The trials already held, when it was towed
)>y an automobile. l»avo been successful. The en-
Kino will be installed-* and the new machine
launched as soon as the weather permits.
Police Commissioner P.ingham visited Presi
dent McGowan of the Board of Aldermen yester
day to talk with Id in, as a member of tho Board
of Estimate, about the increase of salary Com
missioner Binghaia had asked for. He wants
$i.":.f»oo. a raise 01 $:,500.
1 I Wouldn't have approved of making: the sal
ary $15,000. anyway, but I'd have Toted tor JlO,-
COO." said Mr- JlcGowan. %
'Well. I won't take $10,000," retorted Commis
sioner Btrurhain, as he walked out.
We take our punishment.
In goods like sweaters, which we
do not make ourselves, we often have
to take the maker's guarantee, just
as our customers take our guarantee.
A few days ago we advertised a
special sale of boys' "all wool" sweat
ers at $1.63,
Now we find there is cotton in those
sweaters, and we want every boy who
bought one of them to bring it back
and get $1.05 with our apologies.
Unworn, worn or torn — it's all the
We want the sweaters back, and if
it's not convenient for you to bring
them back we shall be glad to send
for them.
Rogers, Feet & Company,
Three Broadway Stores.
J5B 842 1280
at at at
Warren st. I3thst. 32nd st.
Enameled Steel
Cooking Utensils
Guaranteed to be absolutely free
from poisonous composition, safe
to use, and will last for years.
JewisS- (Ponged
ISO * Its West 434 Street, aad
ISS West 4 tit St.. New York.
Jonas's Plan Would Force School
Superintendents to Write Them*
While the Board of Education at Its meeting
yesterday was considering suggestions ft»
changes In the bylaw* of the board, to be seal
to the Charter Revision Commission, Nathan 8.
Jonas offered a resolution providing that tUs
board of superintendents be instructed to writ* j
the textbooks for the use of the pupils ta the)
city's public schools. Mr. Jonas said:
"If the superintendents would use thslr en
ergy in writing textbooks it would save the city
the $200,000 to $300,000 which tha publishers of
school books now get by exorbitant prices. It
would also do away with the question of dirty
books, as wo could supply each child with oaw)
books at the beginning of each tern.
"Have the superintendents writ** the books
and the Board of Education publish tbam kst
advertising tor the lowest bidder."
Mr. Jonas's resolution was accepted and of*
dered for consideration at a special meeting el
the beard to bo held next Monday evening. when
tho final report to the- commission will be cos**
One of th© new subjects proposed for the eta*"
ter provides for the employment of quail***
physicians and nurses to examine children to &*
schools to discover those afflicted with mental «s»
physical defects which may Interfere with ta***
proper education.
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Only One Vote Against Louisiana Art £*»
straining Railroad C&4C9.
Baton Rouge. La.. Nov. 13.— -The State BsaateS
passed a bill to-day prohibiting foreign corpora
tions from filing or transferring cases to ••
federal courts on penalty of disbarment f*ess
the state. There was only one vote against th«
measure, which was the first of the proposed re
forms to bo concretely presented to the extra)
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