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Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 10.— Secretary Tart
tv as the guest of honor and chief speaker to
nigfct at a dinner given in Convention Hall to
jwelv« hundred persons by the Association of
Tousg Republicans of Missouri. Many of the
guests came from Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma.
and distant Missouri cities. A great demon
stration greeted Secretary Taft when he en
tered the hall and again when he arose to jrp^ak.
The balconies of the. hall were filled by several
thousand spectators.
Mayor Henry M. Beardsley delivered the ad
dress of welcome and F. E. Mrjimsey, editor of.
tii*± Springfield iMo » "Republican." acted as
toastmaster. Herbert S. Hadley. Attorney Gen
eral of Missouri: Judge Seldon P. Spencer, of
St. Unas, and other veil known Mlssourians
a •« spoke.
The crowd was manifestly impatient to hear
y- Taft's speech. During the remarks of Mr.
UcJhnsey it began to show signs of uneasiness.
and Mayor Beardsley was compelled to rise and
«•- at the palleri<»s that the speakers were the
---•«: guests. Order was instantly restored.
Judze Spencer was the first to mention th*
BBBM Bf Theodore Roosevelt. The result was
e>ctrical. The vast audience sprang to its feet
with a veil. Handkerchiefs and napkins waved
frantically while cheer after cheer filled the
ball- It was several minutes before the speaker
could proceed- Presently he mentioned the
Fr'JJdenfs name again, coupled this time with
fafl c. ar.d a«a-n the audience responded, on its
f«~t and with towing arms and handkerchiefs.
Tbe temper of the crowd was not doubtful. It
was there to honor Secretary Taft, and it did
cot I-t anything pass that helped to demonstrate
th» fflct.
Secretary --*- speech was a general defence
of th- Republican party.. and especially of the
rnlid«s brought to the fore by the administra
tion of President Roosevelt. Speaking of the
- SB) panic and the President's late message to
•' ""K-r«^s. the Secretary said:
"The message contains an answer to the
SBBBj made that the administration is respon
sible for the industrial depression, and the
FhaTnw and emphasis with which this un
funded attack is met. have heartened the great
body of the people as a bugle call to renewed
support of the policies of the administration."
Eulogizing Lincoln. Secretary Taft said he.
»••*> a party man. "a? all men must be who expect
•- leave thei- individual impress upon the polit
ical character of the nation." He said a party
rar.not be useful unless those who are members
1 ' it yield their views on some lsFuea and unite
with respect to the main policies to be pursued.
lie continued:
Though I ---"'; hap its platform and on the
faith of It hap been elected to power, many ls
hjpj may unexpectedly arise in the course of
an administration not controlled by the party's
declared principles. The disposition of such
ißtOCa'Tr******* depend on tin-- ability and. courage
■' tee party leaders. A party may divide on a
-•-■■<* issue until by a. process of education the
pounder view prevails and that party becomes
mited again in the enforcement of the new
— pie. As a party shows itself homogeneous,
chic IB rraj=p aha truth -with respect to new
tsaußP, able to discard unimportant differences
nf opinion, sensitive with respect to the suc
c's.«=ful maintenance of government and highly
rha-sred with the responsibility of its obligation
)n ta «» people at large it establishes its claim
to th«» confidence of the public and to its con
tinuance in political power.
Secretary Ta t spoke of the three war amend
ment* of the Constitution— the Thirteenth. Four
th nth and Fifteenth, The operation of the
Fifxeesth Amendment, that which forbade any
zizte to deprive the negro of his vote on ac
crunt •of his color or previous condition of
*»rvitude, had not, he said, been as successful
6* that of the Thirteenth and the Fourteenth.
I -* leaders of the South had in many states,
however, cast about to make the law square
with ■-■• "listing conditions by property and
'Oucatjjonal jualiQcations, whh'Ji should exclude
most of the negro vote. Secretary Taft went on.
This very desire to avoid the violent methods
vhich were went to overcome the colored vote
fa the South itself indicates a turn for the
better. It is said, however, and with truth, that
tn^Fe election laws *.re intended to be enforced
by ana of the discretion vested in election
cmcers so as to exclude the ineligible colored
men with ri^or and to allow the ineligible whites
who ought also to be excluded, to the injury of
th«> franchise. Deplorable as this i.». Ptill the
•- ■ ja-inn is by no means a hopeless one for the
Southern negro.
The great frier.d the Southern negro is likely
to have Is the broadest minded Southern white
man who sympathizes with the colored man and
knows his value to the South. Nor Is It unrea
sonable 10 hope that the men who have already
►nuzfct to come within the taw and avoid vio-
A-nr* will ultimately see the wisdom and right
#-ousn»>9s of ass t-quai enforcement of the law of
tlizibiiity against white and black.
Secretary' Taf: said that ha was confident that
in the end tlvj Fifteenth Amendment "will prove
to b~ a bulwark equally beneficial with that of
the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments to
*« unfortunate, downtrodden, strupgllns race."
Tne tpeaker numerated the various policies
Bf the party in the pas* and said:
Only twice in all that remarkable history of
J.-irty -eight -ears have we lost the confidence of
the people of the United States to the point of
th«>ir turning over the government to a Demo
<-TBtic Executive. „
By reason of cirrumstatic.es I need not dr-tail
Th* infiuen'-e of the Republican party ha* beaa
littte felt south- of Mason and Pizon's line. It
Is trw --• In Man-land. West Virginia. Ken
tucky .-- Missouri the Republican part: has
*>••*■*• often in the majority, but in the ether
lth« sUt<* a contest has fwm«i hopeless.
Thr- time has come. In my Judgment, when It is
*r ; «. duty of our party to make an earnest effort
to •.■••! n to our support the man;. Southerners who
think with «■ on every living national ls<«ue and
have only bet - kept from our ranks by the ghost
«* the pest.
- BBBT] Taft referred to BhSBHB that had
l-»*n ___... by corporations, and declared that
fe f-onvicUcn bad seize.l the people that there were
r-«tny engaged hi the management of corporate
*v-a]Ui who regarded the statutes as dead let
'"•<■ *nd themselves .-»• a privileged class. He
es id .
T 1 a were pa^siEsr into a regime of an irre
tpvmOAe plutocracy I>urins the last four i*^ 3
th»»re has b«±n a _ •„• moral awakening to this
«'afl^r among the people and a popular demand
Urn thf lawbrrakere-no ir: ■■• how wealthy or
host high or powerful their position—should be
sr-ade to suifer. LTnd-.-r th.- leadership of Th-<
tiure Roosevelt the Republican party ha* not lal
i'-r*d in its determination u> me«t the require
awitt of the situation and to enact such legii
•ation as may be necessary to bring to a close
tfeia period of Illegitimate corporatH immunity
Tber* are tho«se who have been niw.b-.-ra of
•■-•-■ HepubUc^p party who differ fr./m Mr.
K«u«emt in respect u> the proper coarse to be
CfcW in stamping out the«e abuses of corporate
•*«»ltti Th<> areat bulk of the Republican
Mrtjr. however, stand* mildly at his back •'• the
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4 —
Explosion of Gas in Workings at
Central City, A/.
[By Telegraph to Th* T-iburp |
Central City. K> .. Feb. 10.— Nine men were
killed and another will die as the result sf an
explosion of pas in the mine of the Moody Coal
Company, at South Carrollton, three miles north
of here. The catastrophe occurred a little be
fore 4 o'clock this afternoon, and on account
of the damage to the cages the men who were
below could not he reached until after •* o'clock.
The dead include Robert Cook, the white mine
foreman; J. K. Rush, a white miner, and seven
Ten men were at work in a shaft ISO feet deep,
in a room apart from the rest of the mine, and
three more were in a different part of the mine.
Suddenly they heard a terrific explosion and
were hurled to the ground. Recovering, they
rushed to the rescue of their companions, only
to find the room filled with fallen coal and to
hear the cries of the dying.
Brooklyn Man. Calling on Sister at
Hotel, Shoots Himself.
Frank Brtttel. of No. 165 Halsey Street, Brook
lyn, an employe of the real estate firm of Carl
W. Woolthan, of No. 2293 Jamaica av«=nu«\ shot
himself last night in the Hotel St. Georsre, No.
339 Clark street, Brooklyn Height? and died
later in an ambulance on the way to the Brook
lyn Hospital. '
Rrittel had gone to the hotel with Richard
Masters, of No. 324 Jefferson avenue, to call on
his sister. Mrs George E. Guy. who lives with
her husband In a suite on the second floor of the
hotel. Soon after he arrived the man said that
he was thirsty and asked for some beer He
had no sooner finished drinking this than he re
marked: "I am going to finish this
Familiar with the room, he walked over to a
bureau, rook out a revolver from one of the
drawers and placing: it to his right temple fired.
Four Men Badly Burned When
Boiler Tubes Eton Out.
Vallejo, ''al . Feb. in. — Boiler tubes on th«
cruiser St. Louis blew out at noon to-day while
the vessel was off Sausalito. E. E. Scott, coal
passer: F. Thompson, water tender: K. W. Baker,
fireman of th» first class, and D Lewis: fireman
of the first class, were badly scalded with steam.
The new* wa? conveyed to Mar* Island by aero
graph, and the yard tag. with stretchers, four
nurses, a sure-eon and hospital steward, rushed
to the cruiser and brought the injured to the
Naval Hospital.
It is believed that the injured will recover
A rigid investigation la under way and a re
port has been sent to Washington. The St.
Louis left the yard last week, after extensive
repairs while in drydork. and anchored off
Sausaiito before proceeding to Magdalena Bay
for target practice with other vessels of the fleet.
Aged. Railroad Man Said To Be
Dying at Home Here.
Suffering from a complication of diseases,
James D. Layng, a prominent railroad man. was
said last night to be in such a critical condition
that he might not survive the night. Mr. Layng
is at his home. No. 931 Fifth avenue.
Mr. Layng was formerly president of the Big
Four Railroad. He is a director of the Car
negie Trust Company and the Chest Creek Rail
road Company, vice-president and director of
the Cleveland. Cincinnati. Chicago & St. Louis
Railroad Company, director of the Dayton, &
Union Railroad Company, vice-president and di
rector of the Illinois Zinc Company, vice-presi
dent and director of the Jersey City & Bayonne
Railroad Company, director of the Lincoln Na
tional Bank of the City of New York, director of
the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company, the
New Jersey Shore Line Railroad Company, the
New York & Harlem Railroad Company and the
Plttsburg Forge and Iron Company.
Mr Layng is seventy-live years old and has
followed a railroad career since 1549.
Nine Foot Sheets and No Cracked Dishes in
Lobbying a Crime.
Guthrie. Okla.. Feb. 10. — The House of Repros.-n
tatJva passed a sweeping measure to-day regulat
ing hotels. Th» measure provides that every hotel
shall provide nine-foot Bneetj^ and shall use "no
cup. •■*. vessel or receptacle for food that has
cracks visible to the naked eye."
A bill providing that officers of corporations who
conceal their books or statements shall be guilty of
a felony and subject to imprisonment, has pass<»«
both houses.
The Ellis a ntl- lobbying bill. providing for jail
sentences for lobbying, has also passed both houses.
Providence. Feb. 10.— The Rhode Island Supreme
Court confirmed tr.-.i-;. the decision of the.
lower court in the ease of Frederick J. BiMinte.
chief yooman. who sued the proprietors of a New
port daactas pavilion for rrfuslr.g him admission
because he wore the uniform of «h«» United States
„_ Th" Superior Court awarded Buenzle 26.
cents damage?, this h»'n«r the bbbj he had paid
for his ticket. The Supreme Court upholds the
finding of the Superior Court, overruling th* **-
cepti^ns taken by the defendant, and remits The
,-a" to the Superior Court for entry or judgment
on th* verdict.
This was regarded In naval circles as a test
eae». President Roosevelt and prominent officers
In th« navy subscribed funds to carry on the case.
(By Tri«-!n-aph to Th* Tribunr.J
T "lira N. 1".. Feb. 10— One of the principal build-
In?" of Timothy L. Woodruffs Kamp KIM Kare. oa
Lake Kora, in th** Adirondacks, was ruined by fir«
parly this morning. The structure was of las* and
hr.'i two stories, the lower consisting of a reading
rru-.m, a 'parlor «nd bathrooms, and ttai upper of
Bleeping apartment*.
Thf fire was «se*« by John E. Woodruff, of
Syracuse, who, with sonic frienda. was asleep on
the second Moor. Requests for aid were seat to
the issiiillt uaj Morgan camps. A bucket bri
gado was formed and the men, despite the cold,
did effective work. Snow M well as water was
uaeJ In lighting the blaze.
Rochester, k-i. 10.— Itather than give up Ma St.
Bernard dog, and unabie to pay for a license. Ber
nard Cahill baaaa to-day to serve a five days' een
tenca in the penitentiary.
Via Southern Ry. Lv. N. V. 9^5 A. M. Pull
man Dnvring-room and Stateroom nWriiijr Mrs.
DiotaC <*ar Servic*. Lv. N. x. 3:-'.> P. .M. riillman
liniTiißS-rooßi. Sleeping and : loioc Car a«j trias
28. l Office. I2M a ma.-— AU.i, - : -
Appointed Dock Commissioner.
Two Separate Writs Brought In
in Banking Case.
The special grand Jury investigating the bank
Fituatlon, after an all day session, handed down
five indictments yesterday afternoon, three of
which were described by District Attorney
Jerome as of the routine order, but the other
two were against a man who is now on his way
over here. In these last two he said that bail
should be set at $10,<>X) on each Indictment, a
request which was granted by Justice Dowling.
No names were mentioned by any one con
cerned as to the identity of the mar. against
whom the last two Indictments were found, but
It was learned that they ■were for Charles W.
Morse, who is now on his way back from Eu
The Indictments were handed in shortly before
4 o'clock to Justice Dowllng, and after being
read by the justice were turned over to Mr.
Jerome, who put them in the "not arrested" box.
That Mr. Morse would be indicted during the
day was fully believed in the Criminal Courts
Building, and the announcement of the indict
ments did not. come as a surprise. One of the-
Morse transactions which the District Attorney's
office has been investigating, and on which It
was said yesterday the grand jury had acted,
was the discounting by Morse of one note which
was given by ex-Justice Morgan J. O'Brien,
made payable to himself. The fact that Mr.
O'Brien was one of those called before the grand
Jury yesterday has added color to the rumor.
This note was given in part payment of 6^7
shares of stock In the National Bank of North
America. The understanding between Mr. Morse
and Mr O'Brien was that the note should not be
discounted for a certain time, but before the BBBs'
was up, It is alleged, he took it to one of his
banks and received a check payable to Mr.
O'Brien, which check he did not turn over to
the latter.
When the note became due Mr. O'Brien was
railed on to take It up and he did so. The Dis
trict Attorney's office has been trying to find out
If there was anything wrong in Morse's action In
the note matter.
Albert B. Boardman. counsel for Mr. Morse,
with ex-Assistant District Attorney Rand, called
on Mr. Jerome early yesterday morning and re
mained closeted with him for nearly an hour.
Mr. Rand denied after the conference that he had
been retained as special counsel for Mr. Morse.
F. Augustus Heinze. who was associated with
Mr. Morse at one time, was also a caller at the
Criminal Courts Building and had a twenty min
utes' conference with Mr. Jerome. He returned
about 2 o'clock and after seeing .Mr. Jerome went
before the grand Jury, where he remained for
some time.
Next to follow him was Miles M. O'Brien, a
director of the Mercantile National Bank, who
remained only a few minutes. As he left the
room he was I Mil nil on what lines the jury had
examined him and he replied: "Only to cor
nect up some links in a chain, I suspect" Ex-
Justice O'Brien then was called into the jury
room, but remained only a short time, as did
E. B. Wire, cashier of the Bank of North
The federal grand Jury also leaked into the
banking- cases under the direction of Assistant
United States Attorney O'Brien, after consider
ing several minor federal canes. The iurv. bow
ever, adjourned yesterday afternoon without
handing down any Indictments of men interested
in the recent banking cases.
Two witnesses were examined, ;» Mr. Daven
port, said to be a referee in several banking
cases, and a Richard Wells.
It was learned also yesterday that one of the
Treasury Department's expert accountants and
bank examiners arrived from Washington, and
it was said that his services had been called in
In connection with the complicated banking
situation. A prominent federal official, who
was asked about the statement that Mr. Stlm
«=on would cause the arr»st of Mr. Morse on his
arrival in this country, said that such a rumor
wms unfounded. The Investigation made by the
special grand jury into the O'Brien-Morse note
transaction, it was said yesterday, was also be
ing looked into by the federal grand jury in
another phase.
P. Angustoa Heinze said yesterday fhar he
hnd no Intention of bringing suit against Mr.
Morse or pressing him in snj way for payment
of any moneys owed to him.
"The poorest thing th« creditors of Mr. Morse
can bo at the present moment." said Mr. Heinze.
"is to press him for money right now, when he
has his hands so full. He hasn't run away,
doesn't intend to run away and will pay up
every dollar, if only given a chance. He is a
good fighter, and will make it warm some day
for those who are traducing him now when he
is temporarily down. I have no intention of
troubling him with any more suits."
Stanley Gifford, the secretary and treasurer of
the United Copper Company and a close asso
ciate of Morse and Heinze, expressed the same
views as did Mr Heinze. "It's an outrage,"
said Mr. Gifford, "the way people are hounding
Mr. Horse at present. There will be a day of
reckoning soon."
It was learned yesterday that Charles A.
Hanna, receiver for the National Bank of North
America, who is suing Mr. Morse for $243,000,
i ontluurd mi n+<-oail pas'"
on th*-- hour, in two hours. See New Jersey Central
M-bedule. puze 9. THOSE WHO f'HOQ^ lT.^L
avaxs van it:— ahvu .-. „ -- * — -' -
Appointed Fire Commissioner.
Foil Two Big Appointments with
Plea for Harmony in Party.
Mayor McClellan came out strongly yesterday
for harmony in the Democratic organization in
this city, saying that be would do all he could
to send an undivided, uninstructed delegation
from this state to the national convention, and
then he backed up his words by making two
big appointments which are entirely acceptable
to Tammany Hall and Charles F. Murphy.
Hug-h Bonn<r was appointed Fire Commis
sioner to succeed Francis J. Lantry. resigned,
and Allen Xewhall Spooner was appointed Dock
Commissioner to succeed John A. Bensel. who
last week was appointed Commissioner of the
Board of Water Supply to succeed J. Edward
More than this, it was learned last night that
the Mayor would probably appoint as First
Deputy Fire Commissioner to succeed Hush
Bonner Patrick A. Whitney, secretary of the.
Anav.-anda Club. Chart i F. Murphy's district
organization. Mr. Whitney also i 3 correspond
ing secretary of the Tammany general commit
tee. The corresponding secretaryship is an hon
orary titlr. as Thomas F. Smith, the legate*
secretary, does all the work connected with the
In reply to questions yesterday Mayor Me-
Clellan eaid.
"If the state of New York is to have any in
fluence in the Democratic National Convention
it must go to Denver undivided. A united and
honestly representative delegation should be
able to accomplish the nomination of some man
who can carry New York: a divided delegation
csirrying its local dlasension to a national con
vention will have little weight. I hope to see,
the regular Democratic organization in this
county and the organizations in Kings. Queens
and Richmond working together. New York
ought to go uninstructed, but undivided in its
purpose to convince the Democrats of other
states of our willingness and ability to make a
vigorous campaign if the convention will but
give us a candidate with whom we will have a
chance of success. When the local ticket was
nominated last fall I announced that I would
support it. believing that party interests re
quired Democrats of all factions to forget their
differences for the time and work together. To
day the national situation calls for similar unity
of action.
'•My friends will do their part to bring about
a harmonious state convention, to secure a
strong and representative delegation to Denver,
and will make an earnest effort to nominate the
right man. To this end I will aid the Democratic
organization in all boroughs of the city."
Standing alone, this would not be of great
significance, but it is of first importance to the
Tammany organization when it is backed up by
practical deeds like the appointment of men ac
ceptable to the Tammany organization.
It is within the bounds of exactness to say
that Mayor McClellan has taught Mr. Murphy
and bis lieutenants a lasting la—Oil fflw lesson
being that, while he is willing to appoint Demo
crats to office, he will not accept the names at
party hacks from the boss of Tammany Hall and
pot them in places of responsibility.
In the last few months the Tammany chieftain
has said to his friends that times and conditions
had so changed that a Mayor was no longer
obliged to appoint men to office unless he was
satisfied that they would fill the bill acceptably
to the taxpayers.
The new Dock Commissioner is a Democrat
and a neighbor of Charles F. Murphy. living at
No. 346 East 18th street, but probably he owes
his appointment to ex-Dock Commissioner John
A Bensei, In whom the Mayor has groat confi
The appointment of Mr. Bonner can hardly be
said to liave great political significance, as he
was appointed Deputy Commissioner while John
H. O'Brien was the head of the department. The
appointment of Patrick A. Whitney, secretary of
the Anawanda Club. If it is made, as seems
probable certainly is an olive branch from the
. .... Hall to Tammany Hall. The salary is $5,
00 a rear, and the place 'a a potential one.
Some other yoong man could have been found
who would have filled th« job acceptably. That
Whitney was chosen in Interpreted by the rank
and file as a sign on the part of the Mayo- that
he is willing to be friendly to Mr. Murphy 'if
the latter will refrain from asking impossible
things. "Whitney lives at No 325 Second ave
nue, in Mr. Murphy's district.
When Charles F. Murphy was seen last night
he paid:
"The appointments ar<* satisfactory to me"
Mr. Murphy has said as much as that about
appointments distasteful to him.
At the annual ball and entertainment of th«
Anawanda Club last night there was much talk
about the appointment of Spooner and Bonner
and the probability that Whitney would be First
Deputy. The organization men are Quick to for
give an enemy if he will show his friendliness
by doing them practical good.. Mr. Murphy's
friends said last night that McClellan was not
«;uch a bad fellow after all. Many went so far
bj to say that Mayor McClellan would b« sent
to the Democratic National Convention as one of
the four delegates-at-large. I 1I 1 was generally
conceded that his help would be needed at the
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Seaboard Florida Limited, dally Pullman tram la
St. Auguetlna-Pinenum-Ciimden-Columhiu. tihort
««i Florida Route. , Offlco ilSa ftsvay.— Advt. '■
Disquieting American Reports X' '
Understood by People.
Tokio. Feb. 11.— A fresh crop of sensational
war reports, chiefly emanating from New York,
are being Bent to Tokio in special cable dis
patches. They create unrest in the minds of the
Japanese public, the people being unable to ex
plain the continued Chauvinism of America, in
view of the consistent efforts of the Japanese
officials to demonstrate the sincerity of the de
sire to avoid friction.
Charge Against Druggist Arrested
After Woman's Death.
Hans Jursrurpon. a dru^'t in Lon? Island
City, was arrested there yesterday, charged with
selling medicine to Mr? Mathilda Dvaaaa, of No.
87 Seventh avenue, from which she died yes
terday n|ornin». A few days aero Mr?. Drc^re
s«*nt for Baits, but did not open the package until
yesterday. Shortly after taking the contents she
became violently ■ and died before the arrival
of a physician.
The druggist wap hPid in ISJQO ball to await
the result of th» inquest. Th» Astoria pollr<*
say the package contained oxalic acid in the
salt form.
Commons Advances Anti-Cigarette
Bill Penalties for Parents.
London, Feb. 10. — If a bill which passed its
first reading in the House of Commons this
afternoon becomes a law Juvenile lovers of the
ciear«»tte will have a hard time in Indulging their
appetite. The bill Is a government measure,
amending the laws for the protection of chil
dren. It prohibits ftnokmer under the as» of
sixteen, provides penalties for any one und«*r
that ace smoking- in the streets or any other
public place, and ma term th? sale of cisrarettes
to persons under sixteen yeara a punishable
The. bill also establishes Juvenile courts
throughout the country and calls for special
places of detention for children, instead of
sending: them to the ordinary prisons. It pro
vides furthermore that the imprisonment of chil
dren be entirely abolished.
An effort is to be made also to end th« r<?rrifelp>
waste of infant life through drunken parents
rollins: on their babes in bed. The returns show
that sixteen hundred Infants perish annually
from this cause, and parents are to be pun
ished for such deaths. Fires are responsible for
almost an equal number of infant deaths, and,
penalties are provided for persons who leave
children alone in rooms with uncuarded fires.
Seventy Persons 111 and Aqueduct
Workmen Must Clean Camps.
An epidemic of typhoid fever has broken out
!n PeekskfH. Twenty-five cases have developed
since Friday, making: seventy persona who are
now ill with th« disease. The State Board of
Health is inspecting the watershed in the town
of <~"ortlandt and sources of supply.
Men employed by this city on its aqueduct
work have been living along streams, and since
the state authorities have taken a hand In try
ing to prevent th spead of the disease there has
been a general cleaning up around the workmen's
camps. A patrol ill be maintained to keep the
camps in a sanitary condition. No other sources
of contagion ha. bees found, and it is the
general belief that the outbreak is due to th»
pollution of the water supply. Notices have been
issued to boil all water before using.
Officials of Concord Say She Ozves
Old Home City $200,000.
[By Nearest to The TrtbuE*-. 1
Concord. N. H.. Feb. 10. — Action looking to
the collection of approximately |300.086 in back
taxes, from Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy was taken
by the Board of Assessors of Concord to-day.
While all the city ofilcials deny it. It is generally
thought this action Is taken to show their dis
approval of the moving of Mrs. Eddy from
The Mayor wrote the assessors yesterday call
ins their attention to the fact that while Mrs.
Eddy had admittedly turned over $1,000,000 to
her trustees during her sixteen years' residence
here, she has paid taxes on only $30,000 until
last year, when the assessors, on their own. in
itiative, raised the assessment to $200.000. He
called attention to the fact that this 150.000
estimate was on the sworn return of Calvin
The assessors to-day officially instructed the
city solicitor to take whatever action is neces
sary to obtain the back taxes said to be due
since 1891, and also to investigate as to the re
sponsibility for the necessity of such action.
Philadelphia. F--b. 10.— Captain J>naon. of ike
steamer Admiral Schley. from Port Antonio, which
arrived to-day, reports passing ■• raft of aj - off
the coast of Florida, to which was attached a body
dressed in oilskins. The body was tied with a rope,
and floated In the water alonsside. The mute evi
dence of a tragedy at s«-a w.is passed *a Fehruary
1. Because of the heavy weather the Schiey did
not stop to Invest -
Winnip^tr. F°b 1 11 —A squad of pallet raM " thfl
synagogue her* yesterday afternoon and stopped a
■weddin?. en the ground that the Lord's Day act
says that no work must be done ■■■ Sabbath. It
•was th« fir3t wedding at the new synagogue. The
crowd was so great that the synagogue would not
contain all the guests. Just as the rabbi began
the ceremony several policemen appeared and for
bade It, The police took the names of the persons
coni-erned In the wedding; and application will be
made to the Attorney General for feave to prose
cute, his sanction being necessary tn all cases, un
der the lord's Day act. A hand had been engaged.
and each member of the sand will also be prose
Mrs. Fhtaetsi Cooper, of Babylon. Lone Inland,
widow of ma* Cooper, a Civil War veteran, nas
discovered that she has been payinK taxes for
forty years on property thai is exempt from g-en
eral taxation.
The property was purchased by Mr. Cooper with
pr;z«- money awarded to him by the government
while as was in the navy savaaj the Civil War.
Such property is exempt from all but aciiool and
road taxes.
The owner must make application to have it de
clared exempt, a fact whloh Mrs. Cooper did not
know until recently. The necessary formality win
b« sane through at once.
in Florida. AtUntic Coast Line R. X.. "N\ Y. & Fla.
gpedal,** 2:19 p.m. Office, B way, cer. 33th St — JLfrn.
s /; \ . ! TOR S (II. i RCrE MET
A Foraker Worker Appointed Post-::
master in Ohio — Suppression
of a Letter Alleged.
Washington. Feb. Senator fhraher at
tempted In the Senate to-day to- answer the* \
portion of the President's letter to William Dad- i
ley Ponlhe which denied that federal patrona«r»
had been used to promote Secretary Taft's In
terests In Ohio. The Senator reiterated hi*
charge with great vehemence, and said be would :
submit documentary evidence hi support sjf hi* j
statement, but the only evidence which, he pro-/
dneed showed that the President had nominated |
C. H. Pryscn. a Foralwr worker, who had de
clared himself Irrevocably opposed to the nrwni-* .5
nation of Mr. Taft. as poetma#t«r at Athena.
Ohio, and that th« nomination tad been con- -
firmed by the Senate on January 7.
Mr. Foraker read, certain letters writraii bT;
Representative Douglass, of Ohio, who had in- j
dorsed Brjsun. which showed that ther* had j
been some delay between Douglas*'* indor"*-'
mf.nt and Bryson's nomination. By s» doing .
Mr. Foraker laid himself, open to- criticism, br
Mr. Douglass, who later arnee in the House- ami!
questioned the method by which the Senator
had come by his private correspondence and then
propriety cf his reading it in public. He charged
that Mr. Foraker had omitted from, bis state-.
ment one letter which was esueutiaJ tr> a Ju=tj
presentation of th« case, and wbt<*ft. Mr Drmgta^s j
declared, "illustrates not the disposition of th*»
President to wage war upon any men who
are not of his way of think-in*, but rather, with.
the same generosity and broadmindedzess which j
he has always exhibited, to appoint men who
are. as I then thought this man to bs and stm
trust he is. a man in every way 2t to be post
master at Athens.**
Finally Mr. Foraker's reiterated charge j
brought forth a statement from Powtraa*t*r
General Meyer, who said:
I do not quite understand Senator F^»ral<-e- «
charge in the Senate to-day, because hi? ■*■>>
nient itself show* that notwithstandaaa; — -
President knew that Postmaster Brrson favored
Foraker he sent in Bij seal's name for postmaj
tpr at Athens. Ohio. The President had pre
viously directed me to hold up the nomination. Ji
having b»*en alleged to him that Brysoa ha
been guilty of corruption and had been • *• -
1-nt opponent of the administration's policies.
After looking tip the matter I notified th* **rw
dent that the charges had b~«n tnv . ■*•■■*"*
were not sustained and proved to be wholly un
justifiable. Th* President then dlr*rt»d ra» t.»
send in his name. It wan accordingly J^nt in.
M soon a* the Senate reassembled aTter th<*
Christmas holiday? When th<» President cay»
this direction to s«»nd this name m he and I
lincu- that Bry:*on was a friend of Senator For- -
The letter which Mr. Foraker suppressed '
! throws more real light on the case than ail the ,
rest of Mr. Douglass's private us isiipea)dßii F « <
which he read. It is as follows:
Washington. December 18, 1307.
C. H. Bry?£n, Es«j.. Athens, Ohio.
My Dear Bry 3 °n: Your letter dated Per-m
her 7 came to hand yesterday, and I confess
that I am a BUBS embarrassed about answering
it, for although it Is addressed to me it u^Jt-BM
something like an inspire! attack on the Pr**t
den» and designed for publication. Really, my
dear Bryson. you hardly treated my letter at t
December 5 fairly, and do you not make a.
mountain of a molehill? The whole of the para
graph or my letter from which you quote la a*
Mr Loeb said to me that, of course, the Fres'- ■
deat has no disposition whatever to cTtnclae you-.
wews, bat that he saw no reason for appoptic*;
*£n entirely out oi syinT>athy wtib. hl» policies to? .
public office, or ecmethins to that effect.
I then added: 'Now. my Judgment is that you.
had better come to Washington to see sa« a -
once, and let us disabuse the President's m ad off
<*:.-•' such, idea."
In other words. I felt sure, knowing th» Ibbbßj
that yen were not out of. sympathy with th* .
President's policies, and I asked you to ens* 1
here in order that -we might disabuse the Presi
dent's mind of such an impression. As I said ti>v.
you in a tfubsequent letter. 1 had not seen nor
have I se«?n the newspaper articles and Inter- j
views which I understand have b«ea called to- -;
the notice of the President, ao whether you
Quote them rally or not I cannot say. At th*
same time I feel very sure that from what 1.,
know of the manliness and fairness of th» Pre3i- ;
dent, and what I have, sees at his generosity Irt
regard to the opinion* of others, aa to men and
measures. It could not have been s lmply your
quoted opinion in regard «> Taft or l^itsher. ©r
that Taft could not carry Ohio niter "present
complications." or that you favored Senator
Forager return to the Senate, that alone oc«
casioned the President's action.
In regard to th ■:• statement that you qtxote BSI .
ha Hag; been recently sent by you to ••The> Cin
cinnati Tribune" in regard to the President's .
policies, it la possible that this had not asms j
to the attention of the President, and It was
this and other matters that I desired to call «s>
his attention If y.ni had come and given sse th*
opportunity. With all you say concerning Che
desirability of continuing the Republican party
Is power, especially In the interests of the la
boring men and others. I need hardly say that ,
I quite fully agree, and doubtless th« President
would al»o agree. At the same time Ido not ,
at all agree with you either that Taft could cot . j
carry Ohio or that he could not. if nominated.
t*» elected by an overwhelming majority hi f-» '■;-*],
Electoral College. However. lam no« called
upon in this connection to defend the President .
generally, his policies, or to demonstrate thw
strength of Judge Tif: before the people of this
country. j
At th" ram«» HaM lases is -< r»raaric in t JBT
letter which seems to me 30 patently and not©- J
riously Incorrect that I cannot refrain frcra
simply referring to it Too say
"The ------- wants rio «»ro-n^ men; -'-••■»
la no place in hi? code for them."
With such men about him as Root. Taft. Ccr
telyou. ::-•■- ■ and i host of others devoted tr»
him personally, holding up his hands Is main- *
tainir.g the interests of the p*»ople tn every way
and every quarter. It I* Idle. If not preposterous. J
to say that he does not want strong men atcrut
him. No President In ear time ha? had sue i *
faculty for selecting and winning demted alle
giance to himself and to his work as President -,
Roosevelt. - •'- T ;
In conclusion, W me say that while I thank
you for your very kindly and truthful wav of
treating any differences of opinion between <ntr- i
selves, present or past. In regard to bu rhoic* ]
for the Presidency. I thin i the more kindly and * 5
simple way. for you to treat m: letter of D*»- 7.t
cumber 5 wan just as it was meant, and that *fj
was to give you a friendly opportunity t<* d»» t\
what we were both interested In doing sinve [ j
had sent your name unsolicited by you to th« „ •
President, to come here and correct rchat : j
seemed a mistaken impression concerning you f
at the Executive cSlce. Meanvrhlle. I rrmalnv ■*'
very sincerely yours. ALBERT DOUGLASS. h
When Mr Foraker arose in the Senate anil .
announced that he purposed to speak to a que*~ '•'!
tion of personal privilege the greatest inter- *
■-• was manifested In his remarks, and vl— 1
he asserted that be could submit documentary 4
evidence to substantiate his charge that -tiiewfr]
had been "prostitution of the public patronage" . 'j
I.eatla all 1~ "Reputation a*« Purity."* Known aad)
rtmn'i by al! nations throughout th« wcrW. 8..«.5
Robir&on. Mtmajer. .\e* Ycr* ..,i.-. 4^d nflllt*
..i Broadway.— Advt.

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