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L In Ohio there was a rr.armur of suppressed ex
1. titcment.
ft Vfter reciting the circumstances Mr. Foraker
f&ld with m-eat emphasis: "Fortunately, there
| Ie one case in Ohio where there is written tesU-
H< then read an interview, from a local paper,
■' t- vhtch Postmaster Rryson said that Taft had
Icrt his following in Ohio, and that Foraker had
Crown greatly in strength. Mr. Foraker de
; Tended this as not hostile to Secretary Taft. but
ay» an honest different of opinion. He tl*n read
retail letters from- Representative Douglass,
, faffing 80-son that his appointment had been
lield up. and attempted to establish the proposi
tion that the President had refund to appoint
BrjTon because lie was a supporter of Foraker
«nd opposed to Taffs nomination. After read-
Ing T;r.?.r.s letter declaring his position Mr.
rcraker described It as "an able, frank, candid
statement, with no boating about the bush in
St " This is >-„ same letter to which Mr. Doug
la^, speaking later in the House, referred to as
"something like an inspired attack on the Presi
dent and designed for publication."
Mr. Foraker began his remarks by saying that
e»n* January 14 the Senate In executive session,
at the instance of the two Senators from Ohio,
refused to confirm certain postofflco appoint-
UilMt which had bocn -made by the President.
4 *Urped by our friends of the press as to the
reasons wiiy we had taken Fuch action," said
Mr. Foraker, 'I made a statement in about these
"words: 'That the action taken meant that there
would rot be in Ohio any further prostitution of
Jiatronas*. for political purposes without being
resented.* "
That, the Senator said, seemed to be enough,
•nd It was announced that the President would
make a fall and detailed answer to all the
charges of that kind. Mr. Foraker referred to
The President's etatrn.ent published In this
morning's papers and said he did not purpose to
*ro Into details in his reply to that statement
because the appointment of a postmaster outside
the community in which he lives is not of inter
net to the public. He read a part of the state
u.zni. in which the President declared that no
Presidential candidate had been favored in any
*Thes« general propositions are important,"
•aid Mr. Foraker. "While the people of the
'country are not interested In specific details
of appolnuwnts. they are interested in the gen
eral proposition enunciated by the President;
!*hey are interested in knowing that the appoint
«r.ents are made with an eye single to the good
••if the public service. The President by this
statement recognizes the importance of observ
ing these proposition?. It is difficult to prove
Vases of this character because ordinarily there
'is no evidence reduced to writing bearing on
- • at"
He then referred to the appointment of Bry-
Ikjsn. who, ho said, was appointed without solici
tation, and read the Interview referred to above.
Mr. Bryson returned to Athens, said Mr.
3'orakcr. entirely unconscious that he had made
Sitiy trouble, until a few days later, when he re
c-eivf-d a letter from Representative Douglass
telling of a talk he had with Postmaster General
3£eyer on his appointment. According to this
letter Mr. Douglass had been sent for to be told
that the President had decided not to appoint
Mr. BTfnsa after all. Representative Douglass
paid that the Postmaster General "was nico
•.bout It, but determined, and evidently was cer
rying out the Presidents orders."
From the Postofflce Department Mr. Douglass
went to the White House, where he took up the
matter with Mr. Locb. the President's secre
tary, who 6ald the President could see "no rea
son for appointing men to oJSce v.ho were not
In harmony with Ms policies." Mr. Loeb, ac
cording to Mr. Douglass's letter, said the Presi
dent was determined that Mr. Douglass should
recommend another appointment.
Mr. Foraker said that Mr. Douglass had told
ilr. Bryson that It would be advisable for him
To come to Washington and take the matter up
himself. Arter receiving a reply, dated Decem
l-cr t». in which Mr. Bryson said he would be in
Washington In a day or to. Mr.- Douglass saw
the President. The story of the conference at
the White House was told in a letter wwlek
M. Douglass immediately sent to Mr. Bryson,
"The President bluntly told me that I would
fcave '■■- recommend another man."
Mi Douglass said that he urged the President
to reconsider, but that he was insistent.
Mr. Foraker said he did not want to comment
on the correspondence beyond showing the press
ure that had been brought to bear on on*
mar. who had expressed his personal views of
• matter on which he had a right to express
ihera. "to 'coerce him.' as the President has said
In his letter."
Mr. ■K9BSSI then cent ■ letter to Mr. Douglass,
said Mr. Foraker, in which he gave his view of
the situation. He said that in his interview he
had said Hast Baft was losing and Foraker
saining in Ohio, and that Taft. if nominated,
could not carry the Mate. Mr. Bryson reit
k«rated this and declared that It was true. He
*■.-«<! that he had always been in favor of the
If President's policies and that nothing had ever
appeared In his paper in opposition to the ad
ministration. He reviewed some of the things
be had printed, however, including the statement
ihat the President would be compelled to take
enother nomination, l»ecause with Taft .'is a can
didate the labor, capital and negro vote would
\. olijTiinated from the party. He asserted that
the President's statement of bis <Bryson's)
activities, as • presented to Mr. Douglass, was
entirely wrong, and in conclusion Mr. Dljann
■ I f P ■ ■ ■. nt. but not his CStnsVdBSB,
, ■ • so '."njr ss 1 think Bryan ran
": • bfm at the r-oli* "
Mr. Bryson announced that while he would
| lik« to continue in th* r-ff.rc he would not do so
by the sacrifir*- of his independence, and the
• President could have the office for boom one who
• vas •willing to ■■■•• his personal wishes in
• bII mattcrp.
Mr. Foraker characterized the letter by Mr.
Bryscm as "an able, frank, candid statement,
with no b*;2t!ng about the bush in ii." He said
he - ; Baaed Mr. Douglass had laid it before the
President and that the President decided to
nmd in the nomination. Mr. Foraker gave the
I>r**i<le'-,t entire credit lor seeing the justice of
Vauue Rrpuir* the Human 1 r.tlnr
The activities of tho day cause more or less
.waste of tissues in the human engine, which is
j repaired at Di % ht during steejt
The man or womau who can Bleep we!! Nt
Jiijrbt, .- Mire of the necessary repairs, other
tilings beiuj: ri^bt. Jo make each day a time of
usefulness and living a real joy.
But let insomnia got hold of you, nn<l the
stra?cie besjass, of trying to work with a machine
•at of repair. A Nebr. woman's experience with
■nCee as ■ i>rodu<.-er of Insomnia is interesting.
She Bays :
"I used to bo a coffee drinker and was so ner
vous I could uot sleep at night before about 12
o'clock, unless I would take some medicine. I
was under the doctor's care for about 5 years
and my weight got <■•.•.., to 82 lbs.
"The doctor said I would have to quit drink-
Ing ■•"'.■ - Then my father jrot me to try Post-
I urn. which be eaid had done wonders for him.
j I as past 43 and before I quit drinking coffee,
I my heart would jump and flutter at times, miss
I ». best, i.-ii beat so fast I could hardly breathe
I in «M3Ougb air .11 would get smothered.
"Mv tonzae would cet 60 stiff I could i,,,i talk
piifl I could not bold a glass to drink from.
Kin?-** I have been uriuldng l*o«tuui, in Banes of
enfJee I cau skwfi uaasnj any time ! lie down.
. :iad ! feel' I swe everything ba Pontani Food
Coffee- I now *« i fgU I'JO lbs. and am well."
Nar?p jrlrou «>y I'crtum «Jo., Battle Creek,
; y.lcii. : Bsd -Tl;-- ■■:..] to WellvMe," iv ukjs.
~iht-jc i £ ;.(
such a course/in view of the reply made by Mr.
Bryson to the criticism that had been made of
him. W*-T; ■ '
Mr. Foraker asserted that he could establish
to the entire satisfaction of any unbiassed mind
that there were a hundred such cases in Ohio.
He said that estimate -was no exaggeration, al
though the President's hand could not be traced
to all of them. They had been engineered by men
who represent the President.
The Senator was compelled to suspend in or
der that the Senate might receive a message from
the President The appearance of the White
House messanger at this Juncture provoked much
When Mr. Foraker closed there wero ex
pressions of surprise at hi? method of attack, and
more than one Senator remarked that he had
never seen "so small a mouse produced by as
large a mountain."
In the House Representative Douglass ppokc
■with moderation, but with manifest indignation,
say ins in part:
A distinguished gentleman from my own state
read in tho presence of a distinguished body as
sembled In this building certain letters which
had passed between me and a man at Athens*,
Ohio, whom I had recommended to the Presi
dent for appointment as postmaster at that place.
How the distinguished gentleman came by those
letters I do not know, and therefore 1 do not
characterize it. How he happened to read this
correspondence, which was private so far as .
was concerned. I do not know, so I will not
characterize that. But. perhaps, because he did
not have all the letters— l trust and believe this
was so— he failed to read one of them.
Mr. Douglass then had the letter given above
"Tills correspondence v.as read in connection
with certain criticisms of the President, of his
alleged disposition not to appoint men to office
unless they favored a certain man for the Re
publican nomination for President," continued
Mr. Douglass. "I simply want to say that Mr.
Pi JIM'S letter, which has been read, I took to
the secretary to the President and frankly com
municatrd to him the substantial contents of
the letter, and in spite of that, and with the
knowledge of that, the President sent P>ryson's
name to the Senate and he was confirmed and
is now postmaster at Athens, Ohio."
In the debate in the House on the Indian bill
the provision exempting farmers from the civil
service rulos aroused the oppot-ition of Mr.
liana, of Illinois, who, after making a point of
order against it, said he wanted to relieve the
President of the suspicion that he was using
appointments for political purposes.
Mr. Sherman, of New York, in charge of the
bilL did not believe it would be possible, 'even
if we had a President wiio wished to use pat
ronage to accomplish desired political ends, so
to use Indian farmers."
Mr. Mann referred to the Presidents denial
of these accusations. "I want to protect the
administration," lie said, "from the constant
charge of Democrats that such things are being:
"The latest Information is." tauntingly re
marked Mr. Fitzgerald, of New York, "that the
charge has come from a source very close to the
Republican side." He did not think the admin
istration should bo guilty of such acts to ad
vance the political fortunes of "one particular
candidate of the Republican party."
Missouri Representative Elected Head of
Congressional Campaign Committee.
Washington. Feb. 10.— Representative James T.
Lloyd, of Missouri, was elected chairman of the
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to
night. The vot.i was 23 to 14.
M r. Lloyd -was elected in the face of strong oppo
sition by Mr. Williams, of Mistissippi, leader of
the minority. He defeated Mr. Willlams's candi
date. Representative William H- Ryan, of New
Representative Frank Clark, of Florida, was
elected s< retary of the committee.
National Committeeman Angry When State
Chairman Avoids Bryan Rally.
[By !>'<-eraph to The Tribune.!
Buffalo, Feb. 10.— The failure of William J. Con
ner?, Democratic etate chairman, to return from
Florida to attend the big: Bryan meeting to be held
here on Wednesday night has set local Democracy
buzzing. After being "honored." as the faction of
Norman K. Mack, national eonimitteeman, ex
presses it, by belli? placed on the reception com
mittee, the absence of Mr. Corners is looked upon
as a direct slap at his greatest political rival.
Chairman Conners. It is well known, is opposed
to the nomination of Mr. Bryan. His papers some
time ago launched a Chanler boom, and after a
few weeks dropped it. Judge Gray and Governor
Johnson were successively taken up and dropped.
Mr. Bryan has always been treated with no en
Mr. Mack, on the contrary, is an ardent Bryan
supporter, and ft was he who arranged the meet
ing. He has a large following, and it is predicted
by Democratic leaders of Western New York that
when Mr. Comers does return from Florida the
two editor-politicians will engage in a battle to
decide which is the real leader.
Ohio Pastors Had Commended Kirn as Great
Force for Righteousness.
IBy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Cincinnati, Feb. 10.— A communication from Presi
dent Roosevelt was mad« public to-day at the
weekly meeting of the Methodist Episcopal min
isters of the city. The President's letter contained
bla personal reply to the resolutions passed by the
ministers last Monday commending the President
as a greater force for righteousness than ail the
preachers hi the world. The President was af
fected on receiving this Indorsement, which was
sent to Washington by the Rev. Grant Perkins,
secretary of the ministers' meeting. The Presi
dent's response was as follows:
My Dear Mr. Perkins: First let me thank the
Cincinnati ministers meeting und th*»n you per
sonally for the resolutions and your letter. I ap
preciate them both deeply. With hearty regard,
believe m<\ faithfully yours,
The Rev. Mr. Perkins was an officer In the Span
ish-American War. serving as captain of Troop A,
Ist Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. In his letter to
the Provident accompanying the resolutions ho
.-!.;'.< that lie was glad to be enlisted With the
President in another campaign, this time not mar
tial but spiritual.
Another a lieges' result of the closing of the
Oriental and Mew Amsterdam banks,' a few days
ago came to light last night when Robert P. Mur
phy, manager of the Hotel Albany, 41st street and
Broadway, admitted that he had been obliged to
call a meeting of his creditors and agree to settle
with then for CO cents on the dollar.
The meeting was held last Friday. Mr. Murphy
explained that if his creditors pressed him for pay
ment he would have to suspend, and that as a re
sult tli<-y would probably lose moat of their money.
He said that If they would give him thirty days'
grace, however, ha would bo able to pay the
greater part of the money that he owed. Th« cred
itors finally agreed to the plan.
When asked the reason for his financial straits
last night he explained that most of his quests,
who are permanent ones, had money lied up in
either the Oriental or the Hew Amsterdam Hank.
In consequence they were unable to pay their
BsanfMUs and he was suffering.
The city's death rate continues to decrease, the
number of deaths la; t week being 1,603, which Is a
rate of IS.X: a thousand population, against 1.C70
deaths, ■ rate of mm. for the same week in 19u7.
Pneumonia dropped to Mf deaths, as compared with
341 for the same week last roar. The mortality
Cram tuberculous was Bt, the sam« ■.■- last year.
-••■■. from heart disease increased (a jai ai
against W last year.
"Pay, Then Litigate" Bk Attitude
Toxcard Corjwrations.
[By Telegraph to Th" Tribune. 1
Albany, Feb. 10.— As a result of the report of
the StatP Tax Commission, showing $22,O0rt,(XK>
In special franchise assessments to be unpaid,
it Is possible that a special message may be
sent to the Legislature by Governor Hughes ad-
IUII Slbssj legislation to remedy this evil. The
Governor's attitude toward the corporations con
t'Ptlnp tJie.se assessments is known to be "Pay,
then litigate."
A bfli was passed last year requiring any cor
poration before going Into court to contest an
aawsasneal to show it did *iot at that time owe
any franchise taxes. Coupled with that provis
ion was another that since franchises are taxed
as real .state the valuations should be subject
to equalization the same as real estate values.
Thia measure got to Governor Hughes among
the thirty-day bills. He approved thoroughly
of the first section, but disapproved the second,
because while the Jaw recognizes "equalization"
it dors not recognise, anything like taxation un
der the full value, which is what the "equaliza
tion" of franchise values would amount to. So
the bill was killed in the omnibus veto.
There is no doubt that a bill requiring com
panies to "come into court with clean hands" —
or clean slates, so far as franchise tax debts are
concerned — would meet the Governor's approval.
Members of the Attorney General's staff say
that this would be constitutional, that it would
have a retroactive effect so far as payment of
the taxes is concerned and that it would yield
to New York City some in taxes
now unpaid.
Another scheme to relieve the city of Xew
York from its present difficulty in disposing of
bonds is set fort,h in a bill introduced to-night
by Senator P. H. McCarren, which would ex
empt such bonds from state taxation. They are
already exempted from everything except state
taxation and this would make them free from
assessment by any subdivision of the govern
A bill introduced by Senator Foelker provides
for the review by the Supreme Court of the re
fusal of the Police or Fire Commissioner of New
Yok City to rehear charges against members
of their respective department;?.
Senator "Christy" Sullivan offered a bill mak
ing insurance companies responsible for state
ments made by their agents.
Und^r the provisions of a bill introduced by
Senator Gates, banks could invest in personal
securities and stocks other than those now
specified in the banking law, which are federal,
state, county, city, town or village bonds. This
Is one of a series of bills relating to the bank
ing question which Senator Gates introduced
"by request."'
Another of the series would permit state de
positories to furnish federal, state, county or
municipal bonds as security for deposits, in
stead of a bond of a surety company, as now re
The third one would limit indictment for a
crime committed in a fiduciary capacity to
two years after it is discovered. The present
law requires indictment within five years of its
A bill introduced by Senator Grady provides
that no railroad whose route on private way is
less than one hundred miles In length shall
merge with any other road without the consent
of all the stockholders of each of said com
Agricultural fairs In Central Park are one of
the possibilities under the provisions of a bill
Introduced by Senator Gilchrist, appropriating
$froo.ooo for the promotion of agriculture, of
thia sum the bill provides that (290,488 shall go
to the agricultural societies and the balance to
the "dissemination of agricultural knowledge In
first and second class cities." The dissemina
tion Is to be accomplished by exhibitions in these
In introducing the bill Senator Gilchrist took
occasion to score the Hart-Agnew anti-race
gambling bills, appropriating ftSßMtt for the ag
ricultural Focietiefi, paying that more pood would
bp done by educating the residents of New York
City to an appreciation of country life. lie
thought residents of New York would flock to
the abandoned farms, after two or three "dis
seminations' "
The Senate unanimously passed the Saxe bill,
providing for an appeal to the courts where the
Police Commissioner of New York City refuses
to grant a theatrical licenses.
Assemblyman Merritt introduced a bill abol
ishing the Board of Canal Appraiser?, in ac
cordance with the recommendations of Governor
Hughes, and substituting a special examiner and
appraiser, to be appointed by the Superintendent
of Public Works and paid from the barge canal
fund. Another bill amends the barge canal law
to make the method of appraisal of canal lands
conform to the new system of offices.
The anti-horso docking bill has appeared
again, with Assemblyman Hart, of Utica, as its
father. It makes the docking of a horse's tail
a misdemeanor, punishable by from $50 to $000
fine or thirty to ninety days' imprisonment, or
both. The same fine applies if a horse is docked
with one's consent on his property, or if he is
present at the operation. It Is a misdemeanor
to have custody of th" bora* or to have it on
one's premises after the docking or before the
•wound is healed.
Two bills, each seeking to create a state bu
reau of pensions, were introduced by Senators
Cassidy and Owens. The Cassidy bill provides
for the appointment of a commissioner of pen
sions at an annual salary of $3,000 a year, and
would establish a pension scale for Civil War
veterans of $8, $10 and $12 a month for soldiers
sixty, sixty-five and seventy-five years old. re
spectively. It provides that any soldier who
is an inmate of a state institution, or who is
receiving over $30 a month pension at present
from federal or municipal sources or both, or
who fails to support his wife, shall not partici
pate in the pension. The bill must first be ap
proved by the voters at the next general elec
Th» Owens bill includes militiamen who are
wounded in state service as well as veterans,
and provides a scale of ?8, $10 and $12 a month
for veterans sixty-two, seventy and seventy
live years old. The pension commissioner is
made appointive by the Governor. Under tho
bill militiamen wounded In state. service would
be compensated for medical attendance.
Governor Hughes conferred to-night at t,he
executive chamber with a number of officials of
insurance companies, for the purpose, it is said,
of discussing proposed amendments to the so
called Armstrong insurance laws. It was stated
that tho meeting was informal and for the In
terchange of views. No conclusion was reached.
Among those present were President George
E. Id", of the Home Life Insurance Company;
Vicft-Presldent Welch, of the Phoenix Mutual,
of Hartford, Conn.; M. M. Dawson, the actuary
who served the Armstrong Investigating com
mittee; Mr. Rhodes, the actuary of the Mutual
Benefit Company; Vice-President Lunger, of the
Travelers' Insurance Company; Robert Linn
Cox, secretary to the Association of Life Insur
ance Presidents, and W. P. Johnson, represent-
Ins the working agents of the various com-
To preserve one's health Is a sure wa 3
of adding to the enjoyment of living.
The moderate use of
Is conducive to good health and a positive
help to mind and body-the
doctor's first resort.
A committee reprinting: the Kings County
Diwnillj. an anti-MtCarron organization,
conferred with the Governor to-day on direct
primary nominations. The committee favors an
amendment to the election law which will re
sult in direct primary nominations.
Governor IfwtflMl is scheduled to make
speeches in New York and Brooklyn next
Wednesday. He has also promised to attend
the dinner of the Albany County Republican or
ganization in Albany. February 1!>.
Interest at Aihanji Centres in Atti
tude of Senator Raines.
[Bjr Teleerapfi to The Tribune.]
Albany, Feb. 10.— The Governor's recommen
dation for the removal of Otto Kelsey, Superin
tendent of Insurance, was not sent to the Senate
to-night. It will go in to-morrow morning. The
Governor has born SO busy that the message is
not In final shape yet.
Mr. Kel.-ey's friends had prepared themselves
to receive tt to-night, and tried to seem a trifle
disappointed. Thoir predictions of strength
enough to save Mr. Kelsey by a bigger vote
than that of last year still fill the air.
Just at present a large part of the interest !n
this situation hinges on the action of Senator
Raines. Last year the veteran majority leader
was head and front of the Kelsey defence, an
tagonizing the Governor in his personal desire
to save a friend and fellow Republican.
Senator Raines, though, is known to be think
ing a great deal about the effect of this Kelsey
fight now on the Republican party. He refuses
to discuss his future action. The Kelsey men
say be again will take up the cudgels for Mr.
Kelsey. Others would not be, surprised to see
him decline to go to the front again, possibly
voting for Mr. Kelsey with an explanation that
he did so not to seem inconsistent.
America's Friendship, the Yellow
. Peril and British Politics.
Montreal, Feb. 10.— William Jennings Bryan ad
dressed the Canadian Club at Its weekly luncheon
this afternoon. The hall of the old Corn Exchange
In St. John street was crowded, about five hundred
guests being present.
Mr. Bryan was welcomed by a round of tumultu
ous cheering. He said that he was glad he be
longed to a political system under which lie could
wish Canadians well without being accused of being
unfriendly to his own country. He belonged to a
political school which believed that every person
had a right to do what he wanted to do as long
as he. did not Interfere with the liberty of other
persons. Each state and nation had an undisputed
and inalienable right to do what it wanted to do
as lonj? as It did not Interfere with another state
or nation. Ho and those who were of his school,
therefore, could watch Canadians growing and
prospering, and, instead of envying them, rejoice
when they prospered.
He considered himself an optimist, and thoueh
he had his eyes and ears open to the sorrows of
the world that would not discourage him from
working toward the triumph of righteousness.
Kverywhere he travelled he saw signs of regen
eration and progress. Speaking of the so
called yellow peril, he thought it would be Im
peaching the Almighty to fear the elevation of any
one race. The advancement of China could not
take place without raising at the same time the
Chinaman's education.
Mr. Bryan also referred to the movement in
Britain to take away the veto from the House of
Lords. He did not know what they were going to
do tht re this year, but the time was drawing near
when no hereditary body would be allow-ed to stand
against an elective body
He thought there was one thins Americans could
learn from Britain, and that was the public spirit
which animated men. Unlike the Americans, who
continued chasing after the <iollar till they dropped
dead, men in the United Kingdom usually put a
limit to their accumulations when they found they
had enough and devoted themselves to the public
Osdensburp;, N. V.. Feb. 10.— William J. Bryan
came to Ogdensbnrg to-night from Montreal and
delivered a lecture on "The Old World and Ita
Ways" to a large audience. Immediately afterward
he started for Toronto. Large delegations from
Burrounding towns came into Ogdensburg to-day to
greet Mr. Bryan at a reception that had been
planned in his honor, but he did not arrive until 9
o'clock and the reception was abandoned.
General ll'ingatc, a Member, Em
phatically Opposes Reduction.
General George W. Wtasjate, a member of the
Board of Education, is opposed to the proposed re
duction of that body's numbers. He believes that
a smaller board could not handle the school prob
lem of so large a city and can see no reason for
the proposed change.
"Much of the talk on the ■object," he said yes
terday, "in from those who have little knowledge
of the problem which the Hoard of Education has
to contend with and or how its work is being ac
complished. A part of it comes from people who
reason from the experience of entirely different
"The arguments based upon the experience of St.
Louis, Cleveland and similar cities have little ap
plication to New York. There are six hundred and
twenty thousand children intending Its public
schools to-day, which is greater than the total
population of St. Louis and nearly twico that of
Cleveland. We have fifteen thousand teachers and
nearly six hundred schools. These are as different
in situation, attendance and methods as It is pos
sible for schools to be. A system which works well
in small cities where the environment and scholars
are known to each member of the Hoard of-Educa
tion has no application to New York.
"A small board would make It impossible for tlia
Board of Education to bees In touch with the dif
ferent districts, but would change It into ■ bureau
far removed from the people and the schools. Even
at present, with forty-six school districts, each
represented by a, member of the board at the meet
inKs of that body, complaint is made with a great
d>al of justice that it is still too remote.
"In a letter recently published Dr. David Snod
don, of Teachers College, Columbia University, de
clares that the ultimate responsibility for business
Blatters should fall on the superintendents, and
that the board, being reduced to the number of
fifteen or thereabouts, should withdraw from every
thing but a general oversight over the school sys
"Now, the scholastic life of ike superintendents
as deprived them of business experience, and they
are, with ran- exception. ;i<joi - BBStaeSs men. The
result would b<> to create out of this material ii
InrSM number of highly paid officials who would
control the expenditure of enormous sums of
money. But al.ove all, .is these Offices would be
valuable 'plums,' It would be impossible to it.-
vent politics from hHsaeneiasj tho selection of the
rak« I.AYATIVK lUKHIO Qutnlne Tablets. Dm;
gifts refund, money if It fulls to cur*. it. \y,
GHOVfi-S nignatur. ii on each box, 330»
€F Overcoats are down in price, going down in
quantity, but away up in quality— Black and
Oxford overcoats $32— were $45 and $50.
If Fur-lined Overcoats $95 and $125, values $125
and $175.
Broadway at Warren St.
Broadway at 31st St.
Continual from first pace.
work which ho and the representative party in
Congress are doing.
Secretary Taft .spoke of the recent panic and
of President Roosevelt's special message to
Congress as follows:
The message contains an answer to the
charges made that the administration is re
sponsible for the industrial depression which
has followed, and the Sharpness and emphasis
with which this unfounded attack is met have
heartened the great body of the people as by
a bugle call to renewed support of the policies
of the administration.
From beginning to end the message shows his
earnest desire to protect the honest /business
man and the honest laborer and to secure for
them the possibility of living under the equal
administration of the law.
Vigorous action and measure? to stamp out
existing abuses and effective reforms are nec
essary to vindicate society as at present con
stituted. Otherwise we must yield to those
who seek to introduce a new order of things
on a socialistic basis.
The Republican party follows the adminis
tration upon this social find moral reform — ap
proves its attitude in favor of the vested rights,
of maintaining the power of courts, of render
ing more equal by legislation the basis of deal-
Ing between employer and employe, of strength
ening the regulative power over railroads and
other Interstate corporations and of prosecut
ing those lawbreakers who continue to defy
public opinion. Roosevelt leads his party as
Lincoln led his — McKlnley led his — to meet
the new Issues presented, to arm our political
civilization and fit it with a bold front to re
sist the attacks of socialism and to transmit to
the coming generations unharmed the great in
stitution of civil liberty Inherited from our
Secretary Taft arrived here early this morn-
Ing from Washington, and almost Immediately
entered into a round of conferences, receptions
and other forms of entertainment that took up
all of his time to-day. The Secretary came by
way of St. Louis, and was accompanied by Wal
ter S. Dickey, chairman of the Missouri Repub
lican Central Committee, and half a hundred
other prominent Republicans from St. Louis,
Kansas City and other Missouri cities. Break
fast was served at the Midland Hotel. Then
began a series of conferences with Republican
committeemen from several nearby states.
Victor Rosewater, editor of "The Omaha Bee."
and William Hayward. chairman of the Ne
braska Central Committee, were among the first
to be closeted with Mr. Taft. Later he received
delegations from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Following these conferences, to which three
hours were devoted, there was a reception at the
Missouri Republican Club's headquarters and
luncheon at 1 o'clock at the Midland Hotel with
members of the entertainment committee. After
luncheon Mr. Taft was the guest of the Yale
Alumni Association at a smoker reception at the
University Club.
Secretary Taft will leave Kansas City for
Grand Rapids, Mich., to-morrow morning, by
way of Chicago. On Wednesday he will deliver
a speech at a dinner at Grand Raptds In cele
bration of Lincoln's Birthday.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Boston, Feb. 10.— The Presidential camp^isn in
Massachusetts will be fought by the Taft men f^r
Instructed delegates. Ex-Conerre-sman S. 1,. Pow
ers, who is New England manager for the Taft
forces, announced this to-day.
At the same time he said he had called a con
ference of all of the Taft leaders In New Eng'.arul
for the last of this week, wher. detains plans will
be agreed upon to oppose the plrin of allowing: uz\-
Instructed delegates to ko to Chicago. At this
meeting a Campaign committee will be chosen to
have charge of the work. Taft headquarter* were
formally opened In a downtown business block to
day, and a dozen stenographers and clerka already
are at work.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Nitchez. Miss., Feb. 10.— The holographic will of
the late Mrs. Ellen Yznaga, mother of the Dowager
Duchess of Manchester, Lady Lister- Kaye, of Eng
land and Miss Emily Yznagii, of Faris, was pro
bated to-day. She leaves her Louisiana plantation
and property to her late manager. E. C. Rhodes,
with small pieces of plantation property and cash
bequests to negroes who worked for her.
Part of her property, consisting of four houses
and lots in Chattanooga, Tcnn.. and three addi
tional lots are al.-o bequeathed to E. C. Rhodes.
Her Memphis property is bequeathed to her daugh
ter, Emily, together with some diamonds. A dia
mond necklace and some property in ClnltSßMSja
go to Lady Uster-Kuy.\ All three of the daugh
ters renoum ed th. ir claims to their mother's prop
erty long before her death. Edward C. Rhodes is
made executor, without bond.
DetectlTOS raided a house in K;ist r^tl street lat*»
tasl rvoatßSJ and captured eipht Italians, who they
say have been connected with some of the recent
Black Hand operations in this city.
The officers sained access to the building through
the cellar Of a. baker's shop next to the house
raided. Among the eight prisoners arrested was
Beuedltte Mule, a barber, of Ko. t^i First avfnno.
He IS, the police say, a brother of r>BwSjrSBS Mule,
who was arrested last week in connection with a
bomb throwing at No. &3 First avonue, and who.
th<* polii*- say. Is -wanted in Italy.
FaUagrtoo Nicolasl, of No. 327 East 24th street,
and Calasjsro TraJseamta, of No. 312 E^st 39th
street, were asaoasj the prisoners. Traffliante. the
police Bar, is now out under $5,000 ball In connection
with a heart thiwwlasj al Wo. n First avenue.
Michael 11. Hagerty, of the firm of BBhfBStS
Brothers & Co.. manufacturers of druggists' glass
ware, Nos. 10 and 12 Plait stip.-t, Mat«iattan. died
on Sunday from heart disease at his homo. No. 202
Union sliest. Brooklyn. He had beta ill two
weeks. He was born in Londonderry, Ireland. in
IS£» and came to America with his family when he
was little more than a baby. When fifteen years
old he was employed by a glass firm in New York
City. He worked his way up and became .i mem
ber of the Him in ISCS. Tl.^flrm afterward bora
his name. He established""~a large factory on
Cowanus Canal. Brooklyn, several years later.
Mayor Low appointed him as one of the three
Rapid Transit commissioners of Brooklyn in ISS3.
In ISGO he married Miss Sarah K. Hughes. She
and a daughter survive him He was the last of
Us own family of eleven children. Mr. Hagcrty
was conspicuous in all Catholic work of Brooklyn
and belonged to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asy
lum Society, the Emerald Society, the Brooklyn
Benevolent Society, the Catholic Club of Manhat
tan, the Ctuuanlain Club, the Catholic Summer
School organization and to several benevolent so
cieties RJul Gaelic associations. His funeral will
take place at St. .\-rii.\s .-■ 'in. mi Catholic Church
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock &nd the burial will
If In Holy Cross Cemetery.
£& CO.
Fulton St. at Flatbuah Are.
Broadway at Bedford Aye.
Excelsior Liquid
A Terr Superior Article
Sterling Silver, Plated War?,
Plate Glass Windows and Mirrors.
Far Sal* *T ,
130 ft 132 TT>«t 42d Street.
and 135 West 4 tut St.. >>w York.
Contlnned from flr«t p.»«-.
will institute in the near future more solta)
against the former dictator of the bank in con
nection with loans made to various Morse cor
porations and still remaining unpaid. Many ot
these loans, it is said, are in the names of dum
mies, and it is not as easy to connect Mr. Morse
with them as in the case of the three notes on
which Mr. Hanna is basing his present suit.
Mr. Hanna said that he had discovered a, few
more securities in which Mr. Morse had some
equity, but nothing to speak of. He expects
that the largest equities will accrue from tho
parcels of real estate which he has attached.
There were rumors yesterday that Mr. Morsa
had made $2,000,000 on the bear side of tha
stock market since the recent decline set in.
Many creditors, however, were looking for this
money without success. John W. Gates was
said to be the authority for the statement, but
Mr. Gates was out of the city.
It was rumored that F. Augustus Heinze had
some big loans from the National Bank of Nora
America which would fall due to-day, and that
Mr. Hanna Intended to press him for an imme
diate settlement or else institute civil suits.
Edison Litigation Settled b§ $&
000 Combination.
Philadelphia, Feb. 10 — The legal contests be
tween Thomas Erlison and moving plctur- - i
chine manufacturers and dealers for the
nine years have been settled, it was Wrnoa
here to-day, through the formation in Buffalo
on Saturday of an $«.™<>.ooo combination M sns>
trol the entire moving picture business of the
world. The moving picture business of the
country. wh!.-h this combination controls, rep
resents an investment, it is said, of J.'A'iO" )
with 4,200 show places. Those in th«» combina
tion are Thomas Edison, of Orange. N. J.. Se!i£
& Co. and Kaion. of Chicago: Essanay and I M
Vitagraph Company, nf MwaJ Y.-rx. Path© and
MelHers, French manufacturer?, ard S. Lubin,
of this city.
In addition to the manufacturing and show
places the combination will control what i 3
termed one hundred rental places, where flhws
are leased. A complete understanding: has been
reached, end In lieu of the settlement of the
legal conflicts In which he has been engaged j
with the manufacturers Mr. Edison will receive j
from the combination $200,000 a year royalty, la
return for which he is to permit no other con
cerns to use any of his patents, without which
films cannot be made. The manufacturers as
serted that the combination is Justified, as •"
out the Edison patents manufacturers ar» help
less, and it was necessary to protect the Invest
ments. i
Not only will the concern control the wanna*
facture of the films, but the rental departments
under a general agreement will not be permitted
to rent films except at the rate of $25 a we«
for a change of three films, and they will not b»
permitted to sell any films outright.
Max Kellman. of No. S^J East 13Sth street, SSS|
runs a saloon and hotel at No. 2*» Second av«uo,
and James J. McKeon, a porter at the rot*!, ■**•
locked up in the East 12<5th street station la«
night, charged with beincr implicated in a flre of i"*
cendiary origin. Two fires occurred in th» botet
yesterday morning:. Ono started in a stairway
leading to the second floor and the other In a W
room on the second floor, After the second flr *
Deputy Chief O'Connor requested Fire Marshal
Pt-ery to make an investigation.
More than one thousand persons attended the an
nual vaudeville entertainment and reception nt wjj
Republican Club of the 30th Assembly District. h«*l
last night at the Harlem Casino, at 13*ta •*»•••
nn.l Seventh avenue. Among the < -;olders weM
Perclval IT. Naple. Democratic leader In Harlem,
and William H. Ten Eyck. William White is preaV*
dent of the club.
IBy Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
St. Louis*. Feb. 10.— Congressman Harry 3£ Cou*,
drey and Mrs. Lydla Roth, both of St. Louis, wer«>
married this afternoon at the home of th» bride *
cousin. Mrs. C. H. Jacob, in Cincinnati. Both bar*
been divorced. The bridegroom's first wi?« was a
daughter of Jerome Hill, a prominent citizen Si
Memphis. The bride's first husband Is Frank — **•
of this city. Congressman Cwadrey was her sweet*
heart when she was Miss I.rdla B«vl9. a social
beauty. No public announcement of her esSJBSS»
ment to Congressman Comlrev was made here.
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advertises in connection with
a special sale that telephone
orders will be filled as
promptly as orders given in
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