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ttThc Reason for the Truce 'Bctrcccn
M'McClelian and Tammany Leader.
\t The prevention 01 the nomination of William
ra. Bryan Is the object Bought by the influences
"Which brought about the peace pact between the
ftlayor and Charles F. Murphy.
. The Mayor would not consent to a truce .unless
iMr. Murphy would consent to the acceptance of
Superior nien as Fire Commissioner and Dock
Mr. Murphy was only too willing
to fall in with the suggestion, and when he
learned that the Mayor was willing to appoint
f t>pooner and Bonner, and for first deputy in the
; Flre Department Patrick A. Whitney, the sccre
; tLary of the Anawanda Club, he was eager to
avssent to the truce. For twenty-one years the
'flavor and "Whitney have been friends.
Another thing: which made it comparatively
•asy for the Mayor and Mr. Murphy to get to
gether was the fact that the Mayor bad retained
full membership In the Anawanda Club during
the quarrel of more than two years. He has
jiald for hi<* full quota of ball and entertainment
tickets and "held his end up" in the district
Powerful financial interests which have tided
tour. many through more than one hard storm
feemanded a united front against Bryan at Den
ver. The Mayor took two weeks to think It over
fend finally assented to a truce on certain condi
tions. One condition is that the delegates from
%hi« stAte shall go to Denver uninstructed and
[■tandivided. That the delegates will be against
iflßryan ie practically certain. That they will be
ifor Johnson, of Minnesota, on the first ballot Is
aviso practically certain. Undoubtedly the unit
rate will be Invoked, and no matter whether
fr.r-rrr.an E. Mack and others in Erie County
■want it so or not, they probably will have to
f%'ote against Bryan on the first ballot.
; In the Democratic National Convention it re.
quires two-thirds to nominate. There will be
ebout one thousand delegates In tho convention.
•Th* anti-Bryan men believe that with the aid
tit New York. New Jersey. Virginia, Ohio. Min
j»ip.=-otp. "Wisconsin. North and South Dakota and
*^hat scattering delegate? they can get together
{■«hey can prevent Bryan's nomination on the first
'. . Hot. They think that If they can prevent it.
lon the first ballot they can beat him, as they
•terr detcrminr-d to tear th* Bryan ranks to pieces
s|f righting will accomplish it.
{ In the 1904 convention Parker wa« nominated
|»n Ike first ballot, but it was accomplished with
P»i rather narrow margin. Parker pot t»SS votes, !
f aiearst 204. Cockrell 42, Olney 38, Wall 27. ,
U;ray S. "Williams 8, McClellan 3, Miles 2. Town?
til. Gorman 2. Pattison 1 and Coler 1. Idaho and
Nevada, with 12 Hearst votes, swung to Parker,
♦ end then Parker's nomination was made unani
rrnous. A msn close to the Mayor said yester
( "Johnson can carry this state against Taft.
Jmr>an would lose it to Taft. 'The World/ 'The
Ell '"' and 'The Brooklyn Eagle' will not stand
Wnr Bryan. They would cheerfully support John
{•on, Harmon or Gray. The same conditions
tVxist In Hew Jersey. With Johnson running
f fcotb New York and New Jersey would bo car
?el- d by the Democrats. Bryan Is not disposed at
present to *U-p aside, but In a free-for-all fisht
\in a national convention -we hope to beat him.'
i The conservatives are apprehensive about
jHcarst. As yet he hap given no sign. A con
tention of th* organization is peon to take place
I Sn Chlcaco. at which it la expected Mr. Hearst's
.j attitude toward Bryan will be made clear. When
I air. Bryan called OB Mr. Jlearst at Mr. Hearst's
hiome in Lexington avenue last fall it is under
stood that he offered him the Vice- Presidential
{nomination. Th» secret visit doubtless always
irvvould have remained a secret had it rot been
\ jor IV iiiam After Chanler. Hearst controls the
: T«emocratic situation In Massachusetts', his In
• dependence League having polled the second
i Jilphest number of votes at the last election,
j thus obtaining control of the election machinery
' formerly run by the regular Democracy. Loral
'^Democrats believe that Hearst will dictate some
!»f the features of the Democratic national plat
! form and then come out for Bryan.
I The Mayor was rather uncommunicative yes
t-rday concerning: the new pVace pact. He was
T "Is It fair to assume, Mr. Mayor, that peace
|.j-- been assured between yourself and the
"tenner of Tammany Hall?"
f "In answer to that." replied the Mayor. "I can
s^>r;ly refer you to yesterday** statement, which
f«was a plain, "' fashioned, stralchtforwarfl one.
a key."
The Marvel of
IT is almost impossibir. to believe that such rariety of
tones, 6uch distinct and beautiful qualities of tone ran
ft>n;e fre*i a <in*lt instrument.
The person who wculd investigate the Orchestrelie
must first discard all previously conceived ideas of musica!
Instruments. For here is a creation that goes beyond all
other known nrans of producing mnsic, save only the great
symphony orche=tra itself.
Anjor.e ear, play the OrchtstreUt. No technical ability
is required. You are like the conductor of an orchestra
with many skilled players obedient to your direction.
Affords the opportunity to secure one of these won
derful instruments at a fraction of the original cost.
Sale Price .... $300 500 600 800 900 BSO 1050
Formerly $600 850 950 1500 1500 1800 1800
Also Aeolians, $225 to $275
Originally costing $600 to $750
Moderate monthly payments can be arranged. The instrument!
ail look like new and ate covered by our c*mpUt» puarantte.
The Aeolian Company
A.rol'.mn Hall 3C2 Fifth Avcaue New York
n»«r 34th S*.
Provides for Naming True Consid
eration in Real Estate Sales.
President Purdy of the Department of Taxes
and Assessments has prepared a bill adding a
feaettaa to the real property law designed to ob
tain a statement of the true consideration for
traasfera of real estate. In commenting on the
features of the bill, which will bo introduced by
Senator Saxe, he said:
In the last twenty-five years the practice of in
serting a nominal consideration in deeds has be
come so universal that only about one deed In
twenty contains the actual consideration for trans
fer. This custom conceals 95 per cent Of the best
evidence 4( the value of real property; it operates
to the detriment of the business of real estate
brokerage, by causing a well grounded fear on the
part of Investor* that they will be deceived as to
the value of real estate. Any practice which
checks the diffsulon of real estate .ownership is a
detriment to the community. It is impossible to
assess property -with the fairness and accuracy
which would be comparatively easy if all the con
siderations for transfers were known. Ignorance
of true considerations among the most expert real
estate appraisers leads to «uch a variance in their
testimony in both certlorari and condemnation pro
ceedings that assessments for taxation are often,
unduly reduced, and the city is forced to pay more
than Its value for property acquired by purchase
or condemnation. The bill has been carefully pre
pared to secure the largest results with the least
inconvenience and without danger to the interests
of buyers and sellers of real property. It provides
three methods:
First— The grantor may make an affidavit in the
deed, after the acknowledgment, setting forth the
true consideration for the transfer.
Second— ln lieu of the affidavit In the deed, either
the grantor or the grantee may make an affidavit
Bad file it with the Tax Department for the exclu
fclve use of the Tax Department.
Third— lf neither of the affidavits Is made the
Tux Department may require the attendance of
either the grantor or the grantee to submit to an
examination under oath as to the consideration;
penalty for non-attendance or refusal to testify is
$-5 a day, but not exceeding in the aggregate $200
to any one person.
Uninstructed Deleg-ation. with Taft as First
Choice, Is Belief of Politicians.
Portsmouth. N. EL, Feb. 11. — Politicians be
heve that New IJampsliire will Rend an unin
structed delegation to Urn Republican National
Convention, with the majority of the individual
members favoring Secretary Taft and the minor
ity inclined to support Governor Hughes, but
wJßfac to swing In behind the candidate whose
star is in the ascendant. More than anything
else it is a fight against Winston Churchill, the
author, and General P. S- Streeter. These two
men are working for Taft. Falling in getting ar.
instructed delegation, they now endeavor to se
cure only delegates favorable to him.
Bt I'nul. Minn.. !>b. IL — At a harmony meet
ing of the leading candidates for state and city
offices w-ith the Roosevelt Club of St. Paul last
night, resolutions were adopted indorsing the
policies and administration of the President and
favoring an instructed delegation from Minnesota
to tr.e national convention In favor of the nomi
nation of Taft for the Presidency.
Boise. Idaho. I-'eb. 31. — Delegates to the Na
tional Republican Convention from Idaho will be
elected ;tt Wallace on May IS. The date and
place were fixed by the state central committee
Give Bing-ham Power to Close Objectionable
Ones — Police at Matinees.
Alderman Velton'n resolution clothing the Police
Commissioner with power to close objectionable
plot ■aeatoea wherever found was passed by the
beard yesterday and will go to tho Mayor.
Alderman Goldschmidt. a Republican and a rabbi.
Introduced a resolution calling for the presence or
police or truant officers at matinee performances
in various theatres. At one school in his district—
th. toper East Side— he said there had been one
hundred and fifty cases of truancy in one week and
that most of these could J>e charged directly to the
desire of boys and girls to attend matinees.
AU'erman Walsli, of the CBth District, heard for
tha first tlm. . wrgued in support of a resolution,
introduced by JilniFelf. providing for the appoint
ment of committees to 'hold public hearings in re
lation to matters considered by the Charter Re
vision Commission." He declared that the commis
sion's work threatened self-government in New
Alderman B^st wanted a committee of five to
provide for a municipal celebration of the hun
dredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lin
coln oa February 12, 1909.
Portland. Ore . Feb. 11.-A Southern Pacific aas
seafeer train was wrecked to-night near Forest
Orove, twenty miles from Portland. Three pas
•nvera were ktUed and eighteen Injured The
df.,d aro John McDonald, of McMinnviile Or*
and Mrs. J. E. Bates and baby, of Forest Grove'
The Special Sale
of exchanged
Silk Merchants Grow Enthusiastic
When He Praises Mr. Roosevelt.
Four hundred munbers and guests of the Silk
Association of America, nt its thirty-sixth anniver
sary dinner, at tho Waldorf last right, received
with tremendous enthusiasm nn eloquent tribute to
President Roosevelt from Colonel John Temple
Graves, a Democrat, formerly of Georgia. Colonel
Graves spoke to the toast, "Our Country." After
saying th.tt the country has been through a pecul
iar era of nffairs and through & period of great de
pression, he declared that the depression now was
only artlili'iiil.
••There lias been in many sections/ said Colonel
Graves, "and among many people a disposition to
visit that depression upon the shoulders of a great
American. I .lo not share in that spirit."
This Wrs the signal for the first of a series of
enthu.-ia!-;.i.' outbursts of cheers and applause. The
reference wrts enslly understood by the diners, and
thef showed their feelings on the subject. Continu
ing. Colonel Graves said that tho conditions that
surround us are not duo so much to the man who
turned on the light as they are to that which the
light uncovered. He referred to President Koose
volt afl a bruve and dauntless citizen.
Another speech that aroused the silk men to
vigorous expression of approval was that of Sftt
suno, the new Japanese Consul General in New
York, who told felicitously of the good relations
existing between the United States and Japan,
which he promised to promote, further. Governor
Fort of New Jersey epoke on "The Silk Industry."
saying many pleasant tfatasjs, incidentally, about
his native state and his fellow Jerseyites.
Wililani Skinner, who presided, proposed a toast
to the President of the Inited States, which, lie
said, was appropriate at every assemblage of
Americans. He then introduced Colonel Graves,
who said:
I believe that the conditions which surround us
now are not so much due to the man who lias
turned on the light as they are to that which the
light has uncovered. For my own part I think that
when the passion of these times has faded, that
whenUhe conditions which surround us now have
been meHowed by the better Judgment of the busi
ness men of this Republic, we will realize that wo
owe a debt not payable in time and not measurable
In words to that "brave and dauntleae citizen who
lias been jorave enough to uncover corruption in
order that be might correct it. j} ; . -■•;;
No man can tell me here to-night that the condi
tions of depression which rest upon the financial
relations of this country are due to tho patriotism
Of an American official. i believe that the condi
tions which surround us now date back to a single
spirit, a lack of confidence, and the confidence lias
been Inspired by the corruption Which tins been
uncovered by the patriotism throned in official lire.
How can we expect the men and the women of this
Republic to feel that financial conditions are safe,
that their money invested in financial institutions
is secure, in the face of the tremendous corruption,
the tremendous frivolity and the rascality that has
been uncovered In high places?
I feel that nothing more healthful has happpened
In the history of this Republic than the fact that
men have been found who, with a clear eye, with a
resolute will, with a dauntless courage, have been
bravo enough to make plain the weaknesses in our
financial and in our political conditions and insti
tutions; who have been brave enough to uncover
them, and willing to abide for a time the misun
derstanding and the misrepresentation of their fel
low countrymen in order that their fellow country
men might be vindicated in their pockets and in
their high repute.
F<ir myself, 1 stand here to-night' as an Ameri
can citizen, a member of an opposite, party, not
governed or not bound by any tie of political or
personal loyalty to the administration which rules
us, and 1 express here to you, this great body
of intelligent American citizens, the belief that
the time will come when these great conditions
shall have been uncovered, regulated, redeemed ana
reformed by the courage, by th.- clearness, by the
resolution and by the persistency of the present
administration, when we will bo willing to stand
here and to agree with one accord that th« re
public In which we live, the republic which gleams
before us In the future, owes no higher debt Jo any
man than to that brave and strenuous American
who, undaunted by criticism and unterrined by
misrepresentations, has sent to the American Con
gress a message which fairly thrills with patriot
ism and fairly pulsates with courage, and which
carries the measure by which this Republic is to
|to forward to the future and permanent prosperity
which Is its destiny.
I lift my head and my heart as the member of
an opposite party to the loyal toast to the* Presi
dent of the "United States. I life my head and my
heart to the spirit of our national legislature and
I Invoke from them under the inspiration of your
words, the most excellent messages which you
may send to them, th<« better legislation which the
republic holds. I invoke for you to-night, and I
express for myself a sentiment of respect for the
Governor of the. Empire State of New York. Oc
casions like this and times like this rise above
patriotism and nationalism and the American Is
not loyal and has none of the spirit of American
ism who does not realize that the Governor of New
York has risen to the high measure of his oppor
tunities and Is worthy of the respect and the ad
miration of his fellow countrymen of New York
and of the whole country."
The speech Of the Japanese Consul General fol
lows :
Having stamped my feet for the first time on the
poll of your glorious country, and this being my
first office in an English speaking country, my
poor vocabulury of the Knglish language is too
limited to express how grateful I. am for the kind
entertainment of this evening, and how pleasant 1
feel to find myself umidst the most esteemed mem
bers of this association. This 11th day of Feb
ruary la on* of our great national days, the an
rilver.oarv of the establishment of the Empire of
Japan. Twenty-five' hundred and sixty-eight year*
ago our first Emperor, on this very day, ascended
his throne, and we celebrate at home this .lay in
the Fame way ci? we do with our present Emperor.
I hope and trust that although in different
spheres of activities we may have many chances
hereafter to maintain and promote the mont cordial
and pleasant relations, which I have very good
reason to say happily exist. between the two power
ful nations — America and Japan. In this hope and
with this belief I beg to thank you once more for
the courtesy and the kindness shown to me by this
Governor Fort said, among Other things:
We have $SO.OOO,CHX> Invested in the silk industry
in our state, and it stands In the State of New
Jersey, in invested capital of various corporations
in our state, of all kinds, as tho third.
Th" rapid growth of this Republic, the rapid in
crease of th« prosperity of our people, the gre;it
wealth, unexampled wealth, that has come to us
in the last few years, has driven us at a pace
that no man can measure; and we have not stopped
to count tho cost: we have not stopped to count
whither we are going. The great Idea, of us all
has l)'?en, except tho lawyers, to get there and get
as much as we can. Irrespective of how we get It,
That is not true of the silk men. I do not mean
ii to apply to you. But it Is true of a good many
men and a pood many things. What shall we do?
Shall we trust in what wo have? Shall we say that
the government given us by our fathers, shall wo
cay that the Constitution adopted in 1757 by the
convention that met to frame a Constitution of the
United Stales, establish a form of government
tripartite In character under which we have a
legislative and executive and a Judicial branch,
that wo have a great system and we can live on
It. That is what we have been doing in this Re
[By Telegraph Is Th« Tribune.]
Albany, Feb. ll.— The Owens bill, which wan the
object of much censure last year, because It pro
posed to give away in perpetuity subsurface rights
to many valuable streets in The Bronx which the
New York Central wanted, was unanimously re
ported to the Senate Cities Committee to-day.
In its present shape the bill Is much less drastic
and probably less objectionable than last year's
measure. Rights are not given in perpetuity, and
tho Board of Estimate In its power to grant the
use of these streets is hedged around with many
Washington, Feb. 11.— Miss Maud Ashford, of this
city, to-day announced that she was no longer en
gaged to cx-Un!ted States Senator Henry G. Da
vis, the Democratic candidate for Vice-President
In the last national campaign. Miss Ashford stated
that she broke the engagement last night. She
said she and the Senator had then discussed the
matter, and Miss Ashford referred to the publicity
which had been given the subject and to the de
termine,: opposition of some of the members of
Mr. Davls'B family to the proposed marriage. She
said that she had no desire to estrange the Sena
tor, at his age. from his family. For these rea
sons she did not care to have the engagement con
Air. Davis declined to talk, saying he had no
purpose of making any newspaper statements on
the subject. •
Washington, Feb. 1 1. — Tho Secretary of the Navy
has accepted the resignation of his hod, Mld-
Khlpmun Victor .V Met< alf. because of ill health.
Midshipman Metcalf is twenty-live yearn old, and
entered the naval service on September 23, i :•■!.•.
Much of the time during the last few years ho
has been on sick leave. It was with considerable
reluctance that Secretary Met* alf accepted tho
resignation, as he was anxious that his son
should have a naval career.
Dr. Lyons
Tooth Powder
Cleanses, preserves and
beautifies the teeth, and
Purifies the breath
A superior dentifrice
for people of refinement
Established in 1866 by
£&£ & -» Ctf / 7T (•
Would Come with Percy-Gray Law
Repeal, Says R. T. Wilson.
Albany, Feb. 11. -The following letter has been
sent to "Assemblyman C. W. Murphy, chairman of
the Assembly Codes Committee, by Richard T.
Wilson, of New York City:
As a citizen and breeder of horses of this state, , I
take the liberty of seeking your ■ J'"-^*' lon
against the repeal of the Percy-Gray bill. The re
peal of this bill means the end of racing in the
State of New York; also, that the breeding of the
thoroughbred horse will cease. ......
A few of the more wealthy patrons who are loyal
ly attached to the sport and the Interests of the
thoroughbred undoubtedly will make an effort to
continue racing, in the event of betting being pro
hibited- but the difference of racing for big etaKes
against the best horses from all parts of the coun
try, aa compared with racing for stakes which win
amount to a. more pittance, will be so great that
their interest must cease, and. in the end, the thor
oughbred horse be stamped out.
In my own case, 1 have spent much money r.nd
much time in collecting stallions and a band of
mares with blood lines and breeding merit, which
should produce racehorses of high value. With
the repeal of the Percy-Gray bill I must either
send these mares abroad to be sold in English or
French markets, or sell them hero for a tow hun
dred dollars apiece. So it must be with other
breeders. The owners of breeding farms, which
represent the Investment of millions of dollars,
could not afford to compete In picayune ness to
which the sport would be limited, nor could hey
sell the produce of their farms. The inevitable
result of the repeal of the bill must be that the
best elements of the sport will be crushed out, and
racing, if continued at all. will bo need merely as
a medium for poolroom gambling In the cities.
I do not know whether you are aware or not that
limiting poolroom gambling has been the constant
work of the Jockey Club for the last two years.
It was realized that betting, as It had been carried
on for several years in the poolrooms of cities of
the first, second and third class, had become intol
erable, and, beginning with the year before last,
every obstacle, was thrown in the way of the pool
rooms. I hav\3 taken the pains to make special In
quiry as to the method employed by the Jockey
Club in this struggle. It was found that unless
the poolrooms received Information from the tracks
as to the entries, weights, scratches, etc.. It waa
Impossible) for them to make it attractive to their
patrons, and when the various racing associations
refused to let this Information be sent out from
the tracks, it resulted in the closing of most of
the poolrooms. In the old days the inmates of
poolrooms had all the information that one had at
the track, and were even given a description of the
race by telephone.
1 have before me a recapitulation of the work
done In this connection. There were run during
the season of 1907 1,317 races In and about the
vicinity of New York. Of 923 of these the pool
rooms received no Information. I will not bother
you with more details In this connection, but the
above speaks for Itself.
The curious thing about it all, as showing how
effective the work of the Jockey Club has been, si
that, now that there is no racing In this part
of the country nnd the Jockey Club has ceased
its supervision, tho poolrooms are all open and
Information of every kind is furnished to their
patrons. You can see from this that the repeal
of the Percy-Gray bill will in no way do away
with poolroom betting; it will, however, do away
with all that Is good in horseraclng. in that It will
drive out of racing all the good elements. I ; -cog
nize the difficulty in defending the present law
upon moral grounds, but I do not believe for 8n
instant that the repeal of the law is going to
change It in any but a detrimental way.
As to the practical harm that will be done to
the state I feel very strongly. Certainly, there are
many millions of dollars invested In tracks and
racehorses which will bo valueless. Certainly, there
are Jockeys, trainers and stable hands, numbering
thousands, that will haw to seek other vocations.
Again, the work undertaken by the Jockey Club
through Its breeding bureau was destined to make
a lasting Impression upon the horse in this state.
The Jockey Club has already placed fifty thor
oughbred stallions In various counties of the state,
all. to my knowledge, of most excellent type, and
from reports the farmers are patronizing them
most generously. No one will deny that the true
essence of the horse la to be found in the thorough
bred, a fact which has been recognized In almost
every country but our own for many years. France,
Germany, Austria and England using the thor
oughbred to reinforce the cold strains of the every
day horse. I assume that, with the wane of rac
ing, the Jockey Club will bo unable to extend, if
It can continue, the good work It has undertaken
In this connection. Of course, with the repeal goes
the dispersion of all tho studs In this state and in
Kentucky and in the country at large, so that In
a few years we will have an end of th« thorough
I have taken the liberty of spreading before you
my views on this subject, so important to the wel
fare of the horse and bo Important to myself, hop
ing that I may Influence you to vote ngalnst the
repeal rf the Percy-Gray bill.
The repeal of this law' will lean to the building
of other tracks outside of this state, under con
trol of the worst element, who will simply play
Into the hands of the poolroom people In th« large
cities of this state nnd elsewhere.
port of State Commission 'Shotvs
Good Results.
Albany. Feb. 11.— More than threo thousand per
sons were on probation in New York State during
the last three months of 1907, the period covered by
the report of the recently established State Proba
tion Commission, which was sent to the legislature
to-day. At this rate there would have been about
ten thousand persons on probation In the state
during the year 1307. During the last quarter of
1907 morn children and adults were on probation
than were committed during the entire year to tho
Elmlra Reformatory for Men, the New York City
Reformatory for Misdemeanants, the Western
House of Refuge for Women at Albion, the Stato
Reformatory for Women nt Bedford, the House of
Refuge for Boys on Randall" B Island, the State
Industrial School for Boys at Industry and the.
State Training School for Girls at Hudson.
It is noteworthy that S2 per cent of the juveniles
and 67 per cent of tho adults reported to the com
mission as having finished their probation were
pronounced as improved In conduct. Tho offences
for which probation has been most used among
children were truancy, larceny and Improper
guardianship; and among adults, disorderly con
duct, non-support and public intoxication. One
probation officer In Rochester collected $1,419 for
the support of families from husbands who had
been arrested for non-support, although this Is con
sidered as incidental to the moral effect of the pro
National Guard Officers Said to
Draw Several Salaries.
Albany, Feb. 11.— the privileges of the floor are
extended to him Adjutant General Nelson H.
Henry will appear before tho Assembly to-morrow
arid address the members in reply to a resolution
offered to-day by Assemblyman Friable, of Sche
nectady, and adopted by the Assembly, calling on
the Adjutant General for details In connection
with the salaries of members of the national
guard. Mr. Frisble contends that the .special
legislative commission appointed to investigate the
condition of the national guard has found that
many officers in the guard received several sal
aries. The resolution calls for Information con
cerning the names and duties of employes of the
guard for whom salaries are provided In the an
nual appropriation bill. It asks for information
concerning the duties of the four assistant adju
tant generals and military storekeeper, arid whether
they receive more than one salary, and if so, how
many and how much. It also calls tor an itemized
statement of the $250,000 asked for in the appropria
tion bill, for the expenses of the guard.
The Adjutant General to-night addressed a letter
to Speaker Wadawart* asking for the privilege of
addressing the Assembly to-morrow in reply.
Albany, Feb. 11.— The Senate Cities Committee
to-day voted to report the Saxe bill, which would
increase the pension of firemen who are totally
disabled. Last year this bill "passed both houses,
but *'«» vetoed by the Governor •
34tl| fctmi. 3511? Btrttt tub st!? Attfttur. 8m gor t.
His Sunday Concert Measure Is Re
vised, However.
[By T«!e*raph to Th« Tribunal
Albany Feb. -IL— The critical members of the
Senate Cities Committee officially declared to-night
that Victor Herbert was not bo good a bill drafter
as be was a composer and conductor. While he
achieved success with "The Serenade." "Fortune
Teller" and "Babes In Toy land." he was not so
successful with his bill to permit Sunday concerts. -
for It had to be revised by the Cities Committee
to meet the objection of Canon W. S. Chase and
Dr. W. 8. Hubbell, of New York City.
This decision was reached after a hearing? on the
Frawley bill, designed to uermlt concerts and lect
ures on Sunday. Senator Frawley confessed to
some of the clergymen present that the bill was
drawn by Victor Herbert, the Introducer, and a
third person. He Bald it was intended to permit
Mr. Herbert to give orchestral concerts on Sunday.
At an executive session of the committee it HI
decided to amend the bill by specifically providing
that vaudeville shows shall not be permitted on
Sunday. It will be reported to the Senate to-mor
row with the amendment, recommitted and taken
up again next week.
Or Fort -four Introduced Few Can
Be Called Important. ■
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Albany, Feb. 11.— Out of forty-four bills Intro
duced In both houses to-day few rise to the distinc
tion of importance. A bill of Assemblyman John
ston proposes to amend the primary election law
In no far as it relates to New York City. It pro
vides that the duplicate set of enrolment books
shall contain only the names', addresses and po
litical affiliations of each voter, instead of being
full of duplicates, as under the present law. Pro
vision Is mado for an official primary ballot.
Mr. Johnston also contributed two bills remi
niscent of the recent telegraphers' strike. The more
Important one prohibits telegraph companies from
sending messages through the mall, as was some
times done during the strike. The other one pro
vides a. penalty for th* failure of a telegraph com
pany to show "conspicuously on each telegram
the time of receipt for transmission and time It
was received at Its destination."
Other bills Introduced Include those of:
Senator Harte— Providing that employes of a
waterworks company taken over by the city of
New York shall be continued in service regardless
of civil service.
Mr Strauss— Establishing a commission on ap
peal in New York and Buffalo, to which appeals
may be taken from orders of the Tenement House
Department by owners of tenement houses erected
prior to April' 10. 1091. The Tenement House Com
missioner of New York City is to be one of the
five commissioners and the other four are to be
appointed by the Governor, with the consent of
the Senate. The Buffalo commission 13 to consist
of three members.
Suggestion at Hearing Before P. S. Board
on Central's $30,000,000 Issue.
Albany, Feb. 11.— Th« legality of the issue of
150,000,000 of car trust certificates by the • New
York Central Railroad Company may be taken to
the courts tor a decision. After a hearing to-day
on tho contention of Vice-President Albert 11.
Harris, of New York, as to whether tho company
ought not to have secured the approval for the
Issue of certificates of the Public Service Com-
Bion in the 2«J District, Chairman Stevens sug
gested that If the commission determined that the
Central had acted without the necessary authority
the matter should be presented to the courts. He
also Intimated that, should It be decided that the
Legislature Intended that th« commission should
have control over such transactions, and it was
not fully expressed in the .law. it might be th«
duty of th« commission la recommend to the Leg
islature an amendment to cover such matters.
Mr. Harris contended that th» car trusts were
not considered obligations of th« company, and
that tho agreement and lease under' which they
wore put out was not within the jurisdiction of
the commission. Hi said the matter had been
considered very carefully before it was decided to
Issue the equipment notes.
Testifies Against Standard Oil Com
pany at Albany Hearing.
Albany, Feb. 11.— Tho principal witness at the
hearing begun here to-day for the taking of testi
mony in connection with the suit brought by the
ITnlted States government to dissolve the Standard
Oil Company of Now Jersey was Thomas L«. His
gen, of Fpringfleld, candidate for Governor of
Massachusetts at the last election and a com
petitor of the Standard Oil Company. He testified
ns to the alleged discrimination of the- Standard
Oil In the sale of Its products in Massachusetts
and this section of New York State, and was still
on the stand when a recess was taken until to
The witness swore that in competing with him
the Standard OH Company sold oil at about one
half the ordinary cost, and attempted to coerce
dealers from purchasing oil and other products
Bold by his linn.
Mr. Hlsgen testified that George Tuttle, an agent
for the Standard Oil in Massachusetts, who was
present In court, had advised him to keep out of
the wholesale oil business, declaring "I have in
structions from 26 Broadway that we will sell
below cost If necessary." Contracts made by the
Standard with a Massachusetts dealer and re
ceipts given by the company, showing the different
prices of oil, were offered as evidence.
J. 11. Graves, of the Department of Justice at
"Washington, with Charles B. Morrison, of Chi
cago, special Assistant Attorney General, repre
sents the government. Appearing with John O.
Milburn for the Standard Oil Company aru Doug
las Campbell and Attorney Crawford, of New York.
The hearing will consume several days.
[Uy Telegraph to Tho Tribune.]
Albany. Feb. 11.— By a vote of 3t» to 7 the Senate
to-day passed the bill of Senator Saxe, giving the
commissioners of the sinking fund of New York
City the power to camel taxes and assessments of
churches and property owned by religious corpora
tions. The dissenting votes wrr»> .-.<->[ by Senators
_\.kr..\,l AKn>°w. Fuller. Gllchrlst, Hi:. man. Hooker
nnd VVemple. Only two of these hail from New
York City. the others voting against it on the
theory that no property should b« c.empt from
H. Altaian & (Em
WW Bros'
95. 97» 99* ioi, XO3, 105, 107,
Knightsbridge, London, 5. W.
(Centre of Fashionable Lona'or}.)
Refined.and Dainty Apparel.
Intended to bring euit In rase they were not
paid promptly.
Mr. Oler said that last summer Mow wanted
the directors of the American Ice Com; to
authorize an Issue of $10,000,000 of bonds, to be
given In exchange for a certain part of the com
pany's stock. Mr. Jlorse and h!3 frlenda, Mb
Oler said, owned the greater part of the stoclc
In the company and stood to profit largely by,
this transaction, as the bond.* would be better
collateral for loans and the operation would
render the remainder of the stock more valuable)
than under the former arrangement.
The directors of the American Ic* Company
did not think much of the plan, according to Sir.
Oler, and finally vetoed it. This ts said to have
made the Morse interests angry, and a<» a result
they are accused by Mr. Oler of having ceased
to be friendly to the company.
Some Interesting correspondence between Mr.
Oler and Mr. Morse, which dated back to li*> 3»
was made public yesterday and served to yho'W
that the two men were on Intimate terms at
that time and that Mr. Oler had mart* I'"«an3 ag
gregating hundreds of thousands of dollars from
the Morse banks. Mr. Oler said that the publi
cation of the letters had been Inspired by friends
of Mr. Morse, who wished to throw him «Mr.
Oler) and the American Ice Company into a bad
Wall Street was on the alert yesterday tot
news of the filing of more civil suits by Mr,
llanna against men who had borrowed money
from the National Bank of North America unda*
the Morse regime, but to all queries the receiver*
was dumb. The only information that he vouch
safed was that no new suits would be started
to-day — a perfectly conservative statement, aa
to-day is a holiday.
Albert B. Boardraan, counsel for Mr. Morsa,
announced last night that he had chartered •
tug and would go down the bay early on Sun
day morning to meet the Etxuria. on which hi*
client Is returning, lie added that all necessary
arrangements to furnish whatever bail was re
quired from Mr. Morse would be perfected la
advance of his arrival.
Mr. lio«rdman has sent a wireless iaessaga
to his client telling him of tho Indictment*
which have been found against him In his ab
Miles M. O'Brien, president of the Mer-»
cantlle National Bank, said yesterday that h«»
did not believe that Mr. Morse was on thti
Etmrla In spite of the press dispatches to that
effect, and this same opinion seemed to &•
shared by several of his former friends. It I*
not shared, however, by Mr. BoarcJman or b#
Mr. Ilnnna.
Sates may be taken
lor any length of time
less than a year
at Insurance rates
Mercantile Safe
Deposit Vaults
120 Broadway
Sales $5 to $B*o a yea*
The Exhibition of An
tique Furniture of the
J7th and 18th Centuries
now on view at the Tif
fany Studios, 45th Street
and Madison Avenue,
will be open to visitors
on Lincoln's Birthday be
tween the hour? of 9 and 5.
Continued from flr»t page.

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