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FLEET TO SAIL TO-DAY
READY FOR TRIP TO RIO.
Finns to Entertain Officers in Brazil
Port of Spain, Doc. 28.— American fleet
will sail for Rio de Janeiro to-morrow morning,
it Is believed, at an early hour, although the
cxa^t time has not been' signalled by the ad
miral The battleships are ready for the long
voyage and are now looking spick and span.
The nßlne?. the boilers and machinery have
Keen overhauled and everything Is in first class
rendition for DBS trip.
1:. ; ,r Admiral Evans, on his flagship, the Con
tl o.nicut. and accompanied by the Alabama, the
flagship of Rear Admiral Sparry; tho Illinois.
ism team** and the Kentucky, steamed out
into the Gulf tl.is morning to adjust compasses.
Th*v r-iurnei about noon. During the stay of
th- fleet In port considerable time has been de
voted to I Hill' drills with the bier and small
guns, torpedoes and torpedo defences.
Many of the bluejackets again enjoyed shore
t0,,, to-day, and the officers of the Hew Jersey
and the Virginia had a baseball match this
Th« news of the naval controversy in the
United States, which was received by cable here,
Is causing much interest among the officers of
the fleet, Mit they refuse to express their views
Kiq de Janeiro. Dec 2*— the day for the
arrival of the American battleships under Rear
Admiral Evans approaches. interest 1n the
festtvttM which will be given in honor of the
American officers increase?. Preparations aro
now almost completed, and while the pro
gramme has not yet born issued officially, it is
c?sv to perceive that the people are anxioua
and eager to repay the welcome extended to
Brazil at Washington and Norfolk last summer.
President Penna will entertain all the Amer
ican admirals, a number of the officer?, and Ir
vine B. Dudley, the American Ambassador, at
a dinner to be given at the palace in Pctropolis.
The Minister of Marine will Invite the admiral.",
the commanders and other officers to a "prom
enade luncheon" on Corcocado Mountain, two
miles from Rio de Janeiro, while the Naval
Club will ; offer a similar entertainment at
Tijuca Park. A dinner of six hundred covers
will be given in the Monroe Pavilion by the
•Minister of Foreign Affair?. Baron de Rio
franco. On this occasion Dr. Roy Barbosa.
President of the Senate, will make a speech of
vrlcome. On January B Mr. Dudley will give
■ reception in honor of ' the American officers
at his residence in Pctropolis.
Forty rooms in the best hotel at Petropolls
have been reserved for the use of the Ameri
News comes here from Peru of the prepara
bring made by that government to enter
tain the officers of the American flec-t when
they reach the West Coast. President Pardo
will give a dinner of three hundred covers, the
Minister of Marine is making preparations for
a ereat ball, for which twelve hundred invi
tations have been sent out. .and the govern
ment will give to each officer an album nss>
laininp a collection of Peruvian photographs.
KANSAS IXDORSES TAFT.
Republican State Convention Called
. at Topekaon March 4.
Topeka, Kan.. Dec 28.— At a session of the
republican State Central Committee to-day
Secretary Taft was unanimously indorsed for
President of the United State?. A resolution to
nominate state officers by the primary system
was tabled after a stormy debate. The state con
vention was called for March 4 at Topeka.
Following is the text of the Taft resolution:
Whereas. The time required for the action of
primaries and conventions prevents the Repub
licans of Kansas taking the early action they
desire, and, _
V."herea£, We want the Republicans of other
states to understand our position; therefore.
triMlrrd by the Republican State Central
«'ommittee. That the Republicans of Kansas are
in favor of the nomination of William 11. Tart
for President of the United States.
TO IXVADE GUATEMALA.
Humor of Expedition Being Organ
ised at Belize.
Fucrto Cones, Honduras, Dec 28.— An expedi
tion is being organized at Belize, British Hon
duras, for the purpose of making an armed In
vasion of Guatemala, according to ad vies re
ceived her**, and General Lee Christmas, for
merly of Memphis, Term., -who has recovered
from his wound received last July during the
war between Nicaragua and Honduras, is re
cruiting a force at Puerto Barrio?, an Atlantic
port of Guatemala.
DON'T EXPECT CLEVELAND COUP. .
But if He Should "Start Something" at
PTivpr. Look Out. Says Dahlman.
IBy Tey«r»rh Is The Tribun- j
< 'ina-ha. Dec. 21. — From a statement made to
day by Mayor IsßssSS Dahlman of Omaha, W.
J Brvan's closest personal a»jd political friend,
it is inferred that Bryan doee not Intend to per
ir.it QbwMr Cleveland to "«tart anything" in the
Democratic National Convention at Denver
' If Cleveland should go to that convention
and attempt to start something." said the Mayor.
"he surely v ill be run over. However, I think
Cleveland has too much sense to attempt any
<nuu in the coming campaign, and if he takes
any part in th«* convention it ■will be such as
vU! lend strength to the Democratic movement."
MR. BONAPARTE'S LOSSES.
Has Sustained Some, He Says, but Is Not
Worried by Financial Stringency.
(By T»lecr».ph to The Tribune.]
Baltimore. Dec. 28. — Attorney General Bona
parte is being bombarded with inquiries as to
the reasons for the statement said to have been
made by him recently that he is "hard up"
financially. His friends in Baltimore, who
know of his extensive holdings of profitable
real mate, cannot understand how the financial
stringency could affect him. When asked to
«is- about a report that ':.<■ had recently backed
a friend in a business venture which proved
unsuccessful owing to the financial stringency,
and that he lost a good deal of money, Mr.
Bona7iart« replied: "There is some truth in th. :
fetat«:inetit. or at least some foundation for it,
but it was not the only cause nor the chief cause
of the alarming condition of poverty in which,
according to reports, I find myself."
Mr. Bonaparte wore his usual smile, and did
>!-" Jic-em worried ..vr r •;,. reports of his lasses.
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DROWSED IX HOPATCOXIi.
Charles M. Boyle Breaks Through
Ice While Skating.
IBy T>lepraph to The Tribune. 1
Dover, N. j., Dec. -$.— Charles M. Boyle,
eighteen years old. son of Robert D. Boyle, or
New York City, was drowned in Lake Hoput
cong yesterday while skating with a companion
from Raccoon Island to Nolan's Point. The
boy's parents and his uncle. Samuel C. Nei»l
linger. who Is with Robert C Wood & Co.,
bankers, at No. 37 Wall street, have summer
homes on Raccoon Island, and the boy came
up a few. days ago in advance of a boose party,
which, however, had to bo called off on account
of the death of the grandmother of Mr. Boyle
on Thursday night.
Th.- two boys started for Nolan's Point yes
terday to get supplies. Tho ice was thin and
Boyle broke through. His companion poshed
a board toward him, but was unable to reacn
him. and an attempt to shove out a leaky boat
which he found on the shore proved equally
futile. Ho then started off to find help and
when he got back Boyle had disappeared.
The body was recovered soon afterward. At
tempts at resuscitation proved futile. Word
of the drowning was wired to Mr. Neidlinger,
who came up last night without telling Mrs.
Boyle what his errand was. . He returned to
New York with the body this morning. It was
opposite tho Neidlinger cottage that th*> two
Dunn boys were drowned on Christmas Day.
They were buried in St. Mary's Cemetery here
The boy ard hia prandmothcr will bo buried
.S7/J// TAKES THE OAT 11.
Promises Parliament to Support the
Washington. Dec. 28. — The Persian Legation
in this city was officially informed to-day by
cable that the Shah had taken la Parliament
the oath to support the constitution.
TO JERSEY UNDER RIVER.
First Car Speeds Through Hudson
Tube trith Officials.
I-:. M. H<-dley, superintendent of the Hudson
River Tunnel Company, acted as niotorman of
the first car to pass through the tunnel under
the Hudson River from Morton street to Ho
boken yesterday afternoon. William O. llcAdoo
said that the trip was successful, the machinery
and power apparatus working in th« mo«t satis
factory way. The following officials of tl\^
tunnel company were on the car: Walter <~J.
Oakman, president of th" Hudson companies;
William <:. McAdoo. presid- nt of the tunnel
company; Charles M. Jacobs, chief engineer;
.T. V. Davies. deputy chief engineer; Wilbur
Fisk. I>. B. Stilwell. conpulting electrical en
gineer, and Hugh Hazelton. electrical engineer.
far "47. one of th« standard all steel ears
which are to be run in the tube, was tho car
which Mr. Henley operated. The trip was mad*
in record time, and the engineers said that they
v -re d« lighted with the working of the. tube
FIRE WITH FRIEES TO IT.
Man Undtr Burning Mattress —
Woman Fast in Healing Box.
A mysterious fire on the third floor of tho
furnished room house of Mrs. Louisa Brown, at
No. 32 East USth Etreet. last night, is being In
vestigated by the police of the Tenderloin sta
tion. Th^ fire btarted in a room occupied by
Charles Brown, son of tho landlady, his wife
and child, and when the firemen and police ar
rived they found Brown unconscious on the bed
with a blazing mattress on top of him.
He was taken to New Xcrfc Hospital, and will
probaMy die of his injuries. How he came, to be,
in the position in which he was found is puz
zling the police, as they have been unable to get
any information from him. The ground floor of
the house is occupied by Dr. Arthur C
Schmolke. who. according to his brass sign, is
an osteopath and an expert in the light treat
ment. Among the instruments he uses in his
treatment is a large piano shaped box, in which
a patient is placed with his head etlcking out of
a hole in the top while his body is given a heat
When the cry of "FireV went up a woman
patient was set upying the box. Dr. Sehmolk*
ran up to the *c-ne of the tire, leaving the
patient alone. The smoke coming down into
the physician's room alarmed the woman, ami
she tried to get out of the box, but desisted at
tbe night of the patrolmen and Bremen. "Kcp
cool!' shouted a fireman, but the woman gay«
him a withering look, as the temperature In the
box at that moment would have, made the South
S'a. Islands on a hot afternoon look like a Maine
After some trouble the woman got her wear
ing apparel ar.d was allowed to depart. I'atmi
man Kealy. who waa on post at the time of tho
flre, on his return to the station house said to
"Say, 'Barge.' that's the funniest fire that 1
ever saw. On the top of the house was a in.m
with a mattress on top of liim, while on tho
ground floor was a woman with her head stick
ing out of a piano that was covered with all
kinds of lights. Its beyond me, .so you had bet
ter send a couple of plain clothes wise guy
'Johnnies' around there and try to dope out mat
GIRL MUST WEAR MASK FOR LIFE.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.
Providence, Dec. -8. — Compelled to wear a
mask the rest of her life when In public to hide
the terrible disfigurement of her once comely
features, due to a fire, Maria Viera, of Taunton,
has brought suit against the Taunton Dye
Works and Bleachery Company, her former em
ployers, for $50,000 damages.
Miss Viera was employed last spring beside
another sirl in the htaachsry near some oily
waste, which mddenly caught fire, the blazo
< -otiimunlcating itself tS the light factory dresses
which the girls wore. H*-r companion was
badly burned that she died, and Miss Viera lin
j_-..,, I (te swaki bstamen life and death. Her hair
mmm burned entirely off and its roots were killed.
The skin on her face p<-r-ied off, and in its place
BfjaMjgMl a panhment-like, wrinkled skill, which
Kivcs her face a horribly grotesque appearance.
]i< r aifliction has reduced the. once healthy girl
to a physical and nervous wreck, she assert?.
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POLICE STOP TEXANT^
TAKE HAXD IX REST WAR.
Disperse Crowds at Meeting, Halt
Speaking and Make Arrest.
East Side tenants who have engaged in an or
ganized tight on the landlords for a reduction in
rents found last night that tho police had taken a
hand against them and refused to allow them to
bold meeting? •'■ the street without obtaining a
permit. Th« tenants forced the arrest of Samuel
Edelstelo out of which to make a test capo.
Edelstcin was arraigned in tin- night, court be
fore Magistrate Finn and discharged without com
ment by tbe magistrate. No formal complaint i\as
made against him, but Patrolman «;oii said that
he had orders to permit no speaking. Edelstein
was represented by the attorney for the Socialist
party, who contended to the magistrate that per
mission had been asked of an official in the bureau
of information, at Police Headquarters, who was
dressed In civilian clothes. No permit was issued.
Reserves from the Madison street station broke
up a large meeting of the disaffected tenants
shortly after 6 o'clock, which was being harangued
by Hyinan Nixon, of the Socialist party, in the
Bth Assembly District, from a truck wagon In
Rutgers Park. No permit had been obtained by
the leaders, and the police, said that they had
orders to break up any street meeting hold without
Nixon and two of his comrades, Samuel Davidson
and I_ouis Wicbter, offered to submit themselves
to arrest, in order to make a test case, but no
arrests were. made then, the police contenting th»m
selves with dispersing the crowd with their night
About fifteen hundred men and women who had
been listening to the speakers followed the truck
back to the Socialist headquarters, where an in
dignation meeting was held, while some of the
men were sent to confer with counsel.
These returned shortly with the won! that Jacob
Panken. a lawyer, advised them to return to Rut
gers Park and proceed with the meeting, offer
ins: themselves to arrest it" necessary, in order to
make a test case of their right to tho street as a
The truck, with Nixon and. his fallow speakers,
went back to Rutcers Park at S o'clock. Instead
of attempting another meeting at once, the crowd,
proceeding as a delegation of the Bth Assembly
District Socialist party, went to the Madison street
police station. The Socialists told Lieutenant John
Ivers, whom they found behind the desk, that they
had been unjujstly treated, Inasmuch as they
had made a request for a permit to hold the meet
ing which had been broken up.
"Well, you seem to think you have :< right to
hold a meeting: whether or not the Commissioner
grants your permit." said Ivers.
"We want to have an arrest made so that w«
ran establish a test case," the spokesman told the
"You certainly will have an arrest made if you
attempt to hold another meeting," be was told.
Five minutes later, at about • o'clock, a ■mall
crowd gathered at Rutgers Place and East Broad
way, put tip a. speakers' stand and raised a ban
ner of the Socialist party. Samuel »Je!»tein. a
ritrar manufacturer, of No. 106 Canal street,
mounted the stand and began to make a speech
in English to the crowd. His efforts we r « loudly
applauded by several in the gathering. Ha" had
been talking for a minute or two when Patrolman
William Goll stepped up.
"Got a permit?" ho asked.
'We haven't one," wae the reply.
'Then stop speaking, or you. will be arrested,'*
Mid the policeman.
Edesstein began to speak again, and the police
man arrested him.
At a meeting of tenant* and members of the ?th
Assembly District socialist organization which wan
held on Friday nitrht at headquarters. NO. HI Grand
strei a committee of ten was appointed, after
some discussion, to co-operato with th<» regular
executive committee in controlling matters pertain
ing to the rent strike. Charles Land and Florence
Margolles were appointed spokesmen, to remain at
headquarters during business hours, confer with
landlords and tenants, and supervise the work gen
erally. The two spokesmen were found at tho
headquarters yesterday, surrounded by a group of
lieutenants, receiving reports and hard at work.
Miss Margolles used English fluently, and avoided
any utterance which might antagonise tho land
lords, from whom It was hoped to gain concessions.
It was said by one of her associates in the work
that Fhe had completed her schooling recently.
S!i.j did not care to say much.
Land said that the organization lind not In
formed the Board of Health of any violations,
and had not advised any ono else to do so. He
said that the agitation for the reduction of rents
was .spreading to Brownsville, Brooklyn, wliern
there were many increases of bite years, and that
communications in connection with the purposed
lowering of rent* bad been received from Browns
ville as well as from Chicago. In spite of this,
Brownsville agents are still canvassing the East
Side in search of tenants.
The fir.n dispossess notices which bad t'< do wtth
the. January rents were, served yesterday on three
tenants in the double decker at Nos. 216 and 218
Cherry street, where David Jiicobowltz is the land
lord. There are twenty-nine, families in this build
mg. aii'l the notices served were to John Bassta,
•who. with his family, liven In tbe fourth floor front;
John Meissel. who occupies the third floor back, and
John Scheldler. of tho third floor front. These no
tices arc returnable to-morrow momins in <h« 12th
District Municipal Court, in Bast Broadway.
At a meeting of th« 116 heads of families who llvo
In the tenement hou.->.-s from No. i'j to r.r. stanton
Street, it was decided to hold toKether for reduc
tions from $1 to U monthly. It was paid that
some of the fitanton street landlords had agreed to
nißke concessions, but that the suggestions thus
far made were not satisfactory to the. tenants.
Morris INlquist, who last year waa a tviiultdat.
for Governor on the Socialist ticket, has been added
to the. list of advisers who will support the rent
While the pottce said that they were ordered not
to use their niKhtsti'k?. unless it was unavoidable,
it was said that several persona were injured l>y
them in dispersing the crow-da last night.
Mrs. Annie Goldstein, the mother of four chil
dren, who lives at No. 46 Eldrldge street, was re
ported at socialist headquarters to have been serl
snsly injured by a blow across the right shoulder
wtth a nightstick. Mrs. Goldstein went to the
meeting with one of her children at her side. After
the police hnd dispersed the crowd she was helped
to her home by friends.
A. Bolomon, a member of the Young Friends'
Social Auxiliary Circle, which Is a Junior socialist
organization, bore evidence at the clubhouse, in
the shape of a bruise on hts nose, of having been
hit wtth a nightstick.
Joseph C. Kaplan, one of the leaders of the rent
strike, said that reports from workers showed that
the tenants in about five hundred houses had
banded together to demand lower rents.
"Tho landlords in a great many cases," ho said,
"show a deposition to compromise. Where reduc
tions of tl and $3 have been demanded, they havo
agreed to give in for $1 less. However, the tenants
fo<-l that their demands are just and that they
should be acceded to in full."
There will be a meeting of th" committee of ten
at No. 313 Grand street some time this morning.
and* at 2 o'clock in the afternoon a meeting of
tenants will be held at No. 209 East Broadway
JUDGMENT AGAINST JACKSON. .
By Tcl^BTaph to The Tribune.)
Buffalo. Dec. . 2S.— Attorney General William
S Jackson was to-day ordered to pay a grocery
bill of $204 27. Judgment for this amount was
secured by George Nessersmith, a tradesman
near the Jackson home.
The Judgment secured to-day was taken in
j default of the Attorney General's appearance.
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TROOPS MAY REMAIN.
NEW (.OLDFIEED ORDER.
President Gives Gov. Sparks Five
Days to Summon Legislature.
Washington. Dec. 28. — In accordance with
instructions from the President, the Secretary
of War late to-day sent telegraphic orders to
General Funston. commanding the Department
of California, at San Francisco, countermand
, ing previous orders for the withdrawal of the
troops from Goldneld on Monday. The troops
; will be allowed to remain there three weeks
longer provided Governor Sparks within five
days issues a call for a special session of the
| Legislature. The President's action was taken
; in response to a telegram from the Governor in
which he sets forth the need of armed interven
tion and expresses doubt if a special session of
the Legislature would result in a request from
that body for federal aid. The President's dis
patch to the Governor follows:
The White House,
Washington, December 28, 1907.
To Hon. John Sparks, Governor, Carson City,
Your telegram of December 2fi is receive.!. It
in effect declares that you have failed to call
the Legislature together because, in your judg
ment, the Legislature would not call upon the
government of the United States for the use of
troops, although, in your opinion, it ought to do
so. The Constitution of the United States im
poses not upon you but upon the Legislature, if
it can bo convened, the duty of calling upon the
government of the United States to protect the
State of Nevada against domestic violence. You
now request me to us>' the armed forces of the
United States in violation of the Constitution
because, in your judgment, the Legislature would
fall to perform its duty under the Constitution.
The state, government certainly does not appear
to have made any serious effort to do its duty
by the effective enforcement of its police func
I repeat again what I have already said to
you several times, that under the circumstances
now existing in the State of Nevada as made
known to me. an application from the Legisla
ture of the state Is an essential condition to the
indefinite continuance of the troops at Gold
field. Circumstances may change, and if they
do I will take whatever action the needs of tho
situation require so far as my Constitutional
powers permit. But the first need is that the
Ftate authorities should do their duty, and the
first step toward this is the. assembling of tho
Legislature. It is apparent from your tele-
I gram that the Legislature of Nevada can readily
■be convened. You have fixed the period of
1 three weeks as the time necessary to convene
and organize a special session. If within fivo
days from the receipt of this telegram you shall
have issued the necessary order to convene the
Legislature of Nevada I shall continue th*
station of troops at Goidfield during such period
of throe weeks. If within the term of five day*
such notice has not been issued the troops will
be Immediately returned to their former sta
tion THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
The telegram of Governor Sparks, to which
the President replies'. is as follows:
Carson. New. December 26, 1?"7.
To the President, "Washington:
As Chief Magistrate of the Sta'e of Nevada. I
have been of the opinion for tho last year that a
condition bordering on domestic violence and In-
Mirrection has existed In the Goldfleld mining dis
trict. There has been an almost constant state
( of war between the miners' union and the mine
owners who employ the members of the union.
During; the year IPO7 practically one-fourth of th«
time was occupied in actual strikes and several
months in agitations about other strikes. Without
ronsid< rliisr the merit of any of the controversies.
I it is only UUMsessiy to state that the entire district
be»aine divided Into two hostile camps— on the one
hand the miners, with their adherents and sympa
thizers, and on th* other hand, the. mine owners,
with their adherents and sympathizers. The union
alone claimed a membership of three thousand.
nnd fully one-half of th« membership was con
stantly armed. Arms and ammunition were pur
chased and kept by the union as a body. On the
other hand, the mine owners had in their employ
a large number of watchmen ami guard m, who were
constantly armed and on duty; in addition to these
opposing forces were an unusually larsre number of
the criminal element, attracted to the new and
Under ouch conditions tlie civil authorities were
practically powerless. They could attend to the
ordinary petty offenders from day to day, but at
the first conflict between the real armies of labor
and capital they would have been swept away. The
repeated strikes and continued threats of other
strikes Irritated t!ie mine owners more and more.
It was clear to me, therefore, that when the last
*trik* was called In the midst of the financial
crisis spreading: over th" country, and with a lonK
winter facing the twenty thousand people situated
upon the desert, hundreds of miles from any cen
tres of population, it was time to recognize the ac
tual condition of affairs an.l to act accordingly. A
state of domestic violence and insurrection arises.
In my Judgment. wb*n armed bodies are In exist
ence with sufficient power to overcome the civil
authorities and continual threats are made of th>»
destruction of lite and property. This condition baa
existed In tho Goldneld mining district the last
year, and exists there now. it calls for the pres
ence of the troops to keep the peace As this con
dition has been of slow growth it will take time
to remove It.
In my Judgment, it i* necessary that troops be
kept at Goldneld an indefinite period of time. They
should remain there until both sides are shown
that the district is not to remain an armed camp
and a scene of continual warfare. The communist
and anarchist must seek new fields, the laboring
man bo convinced that arbitration and peace
ful methods are. more certain and lasting methods
of improving his condition than dynamite and the
This can only come about in time, and for the
present and some time in the future the strong arm
of the military must be in evidence to convince all
that no other method will bo tolerated. It i:»
known as a matter of legislative history that I
recommended a measure at the last session having
for Its object the establishment of a state con
stabulary, along the lines of th>- Texas Rangers,
which was rejected by that body, the members
thereof 111 being In office. The Assembly of that
session with the vot.- of all but on", passed a reso
lution denouncing the Injustice done Mover. Hay
wood and Pettiborie by the denial of a speedy trial.
The resolution, however, was tabled by the Senate.
It is a. matter of only a few weeks since I called
for the opinions of different representatives and in
dividual citizens of the state generally as to the
advisability of convening a special session to act
upon a then existing emergency, which, however,
did not relate to the present situation. The ex
pressions received at that timn indicated that 95
Tier cent of the people were, opposed to such extra
Mission For geographical reasons and on ac
count of the customary ten days' notice to mem
bers it would be impossible to convene and organ
ize a special session of the Legislature In less
than three weeks, presuming on the most expedi
tious action on tho part of the members.
For these reasons [ deemed It Impossible to
convene the Legislature in special session to meet
the present emergency, and still think it highly In
advlsable This telegram was in course of prepa
ration on the 17th inst.. In reply to your telegram
.if that date, but I was taken ill, and have only
lust returned to my office. I am now sending It
In lieu of letter which I- wired you was in course
of preparation. The delay was not intentional on
my part and no discourtesy meant thereby.
* l JOHN SPARKS, Governor.
Senator Now lands, of Nevada, sent tho follow
ing telegram to Governor Sparks to-day:
Mv opinion is that In order to justify the na
tional government In using Its armed forces to pro
tect the state against domestic violence it Is nec
essary. under the Constitution, that application
should bo made fry the legislature or (when the
Legislature cannot be convened) by the Governor.
It Is necessary, therefore, for you. in my judgment,
to convene the Legislature and to obtain Its deci
sion as to whether application should be made to
the President for protection or an adequate law
passed for the organization of ■ state peace force
which will maintain order and protect life and prop
erty. -Individually I believe In (he. latter course
and that the good name of Nevada requires that it
assert its sovereignty, maintain order and protect
life and property within Its boundaries, and that
its duty is plain. The peace force should not tie
under the control of or paid by either the mine
owners or the miners, but should stand aloof from
the industrial contest between them with a single.
eye to the maintenance of order and the protection
of life and property. In all that you have done I
recognize the difficulty of the situation, your pa
triotic intentions and your desire to prevent vio
lence and bloodshed In the interest of the common
good but it is clear that the state must sooner or
later' assert Its sovereignty and Its firm determina
tion unaided by the national government, to sup
press all violence, and I believe the time is now. I
cannot believe that the Legislature can fail to act
promptly and decisive!}.. If It does not so act tb>s
responsibility is theirs, not yours.
The special commission appointed by Presi
dent Roosevelt to investigate conditions at Gold-
( unMniKMl on *<■<■. >n<J i>:ic<-
DEWEY'S WINES FOR NEW YEAR'S.
Special Hssi>il'"l Oases, ? 4.00. ?5.00 sad 56.75.
H. T. Dewey &• Sons Co.. ISS Fulton St.. New York.
After Wild Turkeys 'Again— Xo
charlottesville. Va.. Dec. 28 —Accompanied by
■Dick" McDanlel, President Roosevelt left Pine
Knot at noon to-day for a wild turkey hunt on
Green Mountain, where h© shot a big gobbler
on the wins after it had been flushed by hi?
negro guide last December. Tho President had
no success in yesterday's hunt, the. stiff wind
preventing him from getting close enough to
the Mock to obtain a shot.
Mrs. Roosevelt went for another horseback
ride this afternoon, accompanied by Joseph VJPsV
mer. To-morrow forenoon the party will at
tend service at Christ Church, half a mile from
the hunting lodge. The sermon will be preached
by the Rev. W. H. Darble. the new rector.
Assistant Secretary McGvsw and Sloan, tho
Secret Service guard, who went to Pine Knot
yesterday wl.th a message from Washington.
returned to Charlottesville to-day and sent a
dispatch to the White House from the Presi
PINS FORTUNE TO SHIRT.
Walks About Querns County wM
$60,000 Next His Skin.
Afraid of hanks and investments, and sus
piciouf of everything save his own person, there
is a man walking somewhere about Queens Bor
ough each day with 90MM in bills pinned fast
to his under?hirt. lie has tarried the money
about in that singular manner since the fi: st
of the banklncr flurry. The advice of his friend?
and their explanations that Just such fellows
as he had been the cause of all the difficulty fail
to make any impression. He carries the money
about with him, believing that it is safe only
when he can feel it next to his skin.
County Judge Burt Jay Humphrey, of Queens.
who lives in Jamaica, told some of his friends
that he knew the man. He would not reveal
his identity. how?ver.
SPEA KER ix~~ALB. iXY.
Silent on Appointments— Batter and
Smith on Hand.
\lbany. Pec 2!?.— Speaker Wadsworth of the
Assembly reached Albany to-night from Wash
ington and New York, but had nothing to say
with regard to the make-up of the Assembly
committees. He would not intimate whether he
would appoint as chairman of the Committee
on Ways and Means, carrying with It the ma
jority leadership on the floor of the Assembly.
Mr. Phillips, of Allegany. or Mr. Merritt. of St.
Lawrence, both of whom are candidates for th*
Colonel Archie E. Baxter, of Eltnira. and Ray
P. Smith, of Syracuse, the Republican candi
dates for Clerk of th« Assembly, were both in
Albany to-day, but neither would talk for pub
No definite developments in connection with
the organization of the Assembly are expected
before Monday night, when the members will
begin to gather In force. The organization of
th-> Senate practically holds over from last year.
Both houses will convene at noon on Wednes
day. It is probable that a recess will be taken
after the Governor's message Is read until the
follow Monday night, but this has not "been
definitely agreed on. Such a recess would be
shorter than usual.
TO EEAD MIXORITY.
Palmer Will Take "Paradise Jimmy"
Oliver's Place in A^ssembly.
George M. Palmer. Assemblyman-elect from
Schoharie. who for several years led the
Democratic minority in the Assembly, will
again bo its leader; succeeding "Paradise Jim
my" Oliver, who was the leader last year, when
Mr. Palmer was not returned to the Assembly.
After the election of Mr. Palmer this year
"Big Chief " Murphy ordered his Tammany men
to support Mr. Palmer for the leadership. Upstate
Democratic Assemblyman are opposed to Mr.
Oliver's re-election, and so Murphy's decision
settles the question.
Tho venerable "Paradise Jimmy." with hi*
renow»»«d silk hat. frock coat and white tie,
must now seek oblivion in the ranks of th-»
Tammany Assemblymen. His Chesterfleldian
bows will be missed, and his command of what
by courtesy might be called the English lan
guage. Last night supporter? and non-support
ers alike Joined in saying that there never was
a leader more ready to lend a helping hand Is
any one than Mr. Oliver.
While giving him credit for his many gr»od
qualities, the conservative element of the Demo
cratic party will rejoice In the selection of Mr.
Palmer as leader. Democrats expressed them
selves last n'ght as believing that Mr. PaJmer's
election as leader would be unanimous. "Mr.
Palmer," they said, "has a reputation as leader.
He has made good In that capacity.'
STEAMER AEPS ASHORE.
Carried Head of Involved Xcti Or
leans Bank and (irocery House.
New Orleans, Dec. 2S._ According to n cab!*
message received at the office of the United
Fruit Company In this city to-day, the steamer
Alps is on Glover's Reef, about fifty miles from
Puerto Castes, on the coast of Spanish Hon
It was the Alps that carried from this city
eight days ago William Adler. president of the
State National Bank; Moses Schwartz, president
of the Schwartz Foundry Company, and a large
supply of groceries from the firm of A. Adler &
Co., of which Adler was also the head.
As the Alps did not reach Puerto CwrswJ on
time, much speculation as to the strainer's real
destination was started, and the consul for Hon
duras cabled his government from here the full
details of the Schwarta-Adler Involvements, and
a^ked if the large cargo of stores was really
intended for his government.
The message received by the United Fruit
Company was brief, sin. ply stating the paslsssßl
of the llMilMff and saying that sji had ben
x.-n; from Port Balize. A mate of the Alps maue
his wayfrom the steamer to Port Balize and re
!■. :i.,i the accident.
The Alps is a hark rigged, single Mnjbj mm
uUsinillSJ of 1.117 tons resist. t. ssjassi by th. ■■
United Fruit Company. She was built in I^.">
at Glasgow by Scot Elder & Co. She was
li isllhs— l in 1574.
CLEMENCY FOR BOOTH TARKINGTON.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. I
Indianapolis. Dec. 28.-Judge Whallon. in the
police court, to-day continued indefinitely bat
charges against Booth Tarkington. saying that he
occasionally followed such a course in cases of ..M
soldiers and celebrities, and that the police officers
and prosecutor approved hid action.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
III'GHES BOOM READY.
L.asrniyo is jascary.
Governor Will Give Vims on Na
tional Questions in Chicago Feb. .22.
The friends of Governor Hughes who be
lieve that as a Presidential candidate he would
be many thousands of votes stronger in this
•state than either Secretary Taft, Speaker Can
non or Vice-President Fairbanks will organize
a movement in behalf of hii» candidacy soon
after January 1- The plans have not taken
definite shape as yet. It can be stated, how
ever, that the Governor's friends have decid
ed that a policy of non-action is not likely to
prove successful, and they are going to begin
the work of promoting the Governor's chance*
for first honors at the Chicago convention in »
hard headed and practical way.
Governor Hughes is to be the principal
speaker at a dinner to be given by the Union
League Club in Chicago on Washington's Birth
aay In that speech it is expected that he will
discuss national political policies, thus silenc
ing the criticism of those who say that his
viewS on great public issues are unknown. Ttaa
Go\-ernor about a year ago accepted the Chi
cago Union League Club invitation. .
In his speech at the Republican Club in No
vember the Governor said In effect that he was
not a candidate for any office; that the oner
ousness of holding public office, as he found K.
was such as to make it almost intolerable at
times; that nothing would be don© by him in
the disposition of patronage or by way of re
prisal to influence the selection of delegates to
any convention. At the. same time he said that
when office . holding was In fulfilment of a
plain duty it was a pleasure.
His speech at that time was interpreted as
meaning that he would not turn his hand t«>
obtain a nomination, but he would accept on»
If it came naturally.
The action of the Republican Club last wee**
showed that among New York business men.
such as largely mako up the membership of
the. club, the Governor had a strong; following.
Furthermore. It i 3 predicted by h •'■» friends that
at the -next meeting of the Republican County
Committee the Mack resolution naming the Gov
ernor as its choice for the Presidential nomi
nation will be passed. "While It is entirely
clear that President Parson?. Representative
Bonnet. Job E. Hedges and others are at pres
ent unwilling to commit themselves to Governor
Hughes, they will not strenuously oppose a
resolution Indorsing him If they see that th»
committee as a whole wants it.
"The Governor's friends,"' said on* of them
yesterday, "have an argument that is sots to
compel attention. It is that Governor Hughes.
on account of his singularly able record as
Governor, is from 50.000 to 100.000 votes
stronger than any of his rivals. He ran in a
'Democratic* year, and carried the _ state by
about 00.000. while his running mates, thor
oughly able and popular organization men.
were defeated by about 6.000. Say -what ■» *>
like about the need of electing an out-and-out
machine man. it is- absolutely necessary next
year to carry New York for th« Republican
ticket. As goes New York next year. so gees
the nation. Why should the Republican* re
frain from nominating a man who will make
the victory in New York and Ohio absolutely
certain? Wouldn't it be bad politics to name
Secretary Taft if hi., nomination should put
New York and Ohio in the doubtful list, when
by running Governor Hughes we could be as
sured of a sweeping victory? That is the argu
ment of the Hughes men. and it is a good
Thus reasons the Hughes boomer, who wou!»i
not admit that Secretary Taft would be abl»
to carry New York State at all. That is th*
argument that is being used by the Hughe?
men whenever they discuss politics. They will
try to hammer this argument Imo the minds
of voters generally before th© assembling of the
HUGHES IX BROOKLYN.
Republicans of 12th A. D. "Act-^
Bar Administration Resolution.
At a meeting of the Republicans ■ ■■• •'-!•» lltri As
sembly District at the Logan Club. Sixth avenue
and Garfleld place. Brooklyn. last night, a resolu
tion was adopted Indorsing Charles E. Hughes far
th*» Presidential nomination, pledging the en
rolled Republicans of the district to assist in elect
ing only such delegates to the national convention
a* would be favorable to his nomination, and organ
izing themselves as a Hughes league for that dis
trict. Harry Brtnkerhoff. a, member of the execu
tive committee of the Logan Club, introduced the
resolution. In doing so he said :
"Although I Introduce this resolution. I do so at
the request of your chairman, Charles A. Artm
stara. vice-president of this Assembly district. I
do not think it a proper one. as I think we ?"-.-••: 1
state in It our commendation of the work that
President Roosavelt has done since hs baa be»n in
office. He has done magnificent work for th»?
country. His administration has been marked by
great ability. We should. I believe, state this in
Indorsing Governor Hughes for his successor. an*
also our approval and support of President K*«ss>
"If you put that in I shall oppose th- resolu
tion." rather heatedly exclaimed Herbert Welling
ton, a member of the finance committee of th#
Logan Club and acting secretary of the meeting.
"Put that In and I will vote against the resolu
tion." he repeated.
There was silence for a moment, and a lively de
bate seemed imminent, when Mr. Aronstara in a
short address said that he saw no reason why :*
resolution indorsing Governor Hughes for the Pres
idential nomination should contain any extraneous -
"Hughes, not Roosevelt. Is the man we are here
to discuss to-night, and I urge." said he. "that any
discussion of our present President be postponed
until some more suitable time.**
Mr. Brinkerhoff consented to withdraw the amend
ment he desire.l to move on the ground set forth
in Mr. Aronstam's address, but did so with some
unwillingness. Tho resolution was then put and
carried. It follows:
Whereas. President Theodore Roosevelt has an
nounced that he will not be a candidate for re
election to th*> office of President at the expiration
of his term of office: and »...--
Whereas. We. the enrolled Republicans* of the
12th Assembly District. b»-li«*ve that Governor
Charles E Hughes ■- the popular and logical suc
cessor to Theodore Roosevelt. and that his nomi
nation to that office will meet with the gene: ap
proval of the entire Republican party; therefore.
Resolved. That we, the enrolled Republicans of
the 12th Assembly District, believing ttuit lli»» ,
overwhelming sentiment in this district is In favor
of the nomination of Governor Charles E, Hughes
for President, we pledge ourselves to •] ■ all In our
power to assist In electing only such delegates t*
the national convention as are favorable to hH .
nomination as President of the United State?.
The purpos* of th- meetir.* w as explained by thi>
president of the Hughes Republican League of
Kings County, Mr. James, who said that it M
the purpose of the league to form orsanUatioaa
In every Assembly district to work for Governor
Hughes's nomination, and to arouse such an nn
mlstaTtable sentiment for the Governor that th*
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