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* •et for the primaries lie began to try to dodge th« 1 *K < tte vote on Tuesday wae small It **». *»**»** tho^as * real fight in only one county at Uie Sew If Foraker had appeared before about the tnere would have been no complaint about the images* of the vote at the primaries and Ljn *ur humble opinion, the result would have been <juite as unpleasant to the senior Senator as v "WWS^dSl^-of Senator Foraker Senator Crane of Massachusetts, and the other leaders of the anti-administration clique in V\ ."W"!*^*"^ New York teeme to be to defeat the Roosey .t policies by any n'eans open to them. ■ even if the Urtv of Lincoln and McKinley is wrecked In the FEELING IN WEST ON HUGHES. "The Boston Transcript" Publishes Reports from Leading Cities. fßy ->:ecrar.h to The Tribune Boston. Feb. 13.— A two-co!umn summary or Governor Hughes'* chances in the West are pub lished to-day by -The Boston Transcript from lt« correspondent* In the leading cities. Chicago writes that there is no enthusiasm there, for him as a Presidential candidate. His name Is rarely mentioned there, although the President's message Is believed to have helped him a bit. There is only one Etror^ candidate there at present-Secretary Taft. The Cannon boom, according to this sum mary, is no more than a compliment. Paul says: There is a. general sentiment of respect for Hushes in the Northwest, but the favorite . candi date among Republicans is Secretary Taft- X .as Is largely due to the fact that there is no head or centre to the Hughes propaganda. Most of the Taft strength lies in the pro- Roosevelt fee in«r In South Defies there are &eventy-seven Taft clubs. Kansas City says: From outward appearances, at least the senti ment for Roosevelt, which took the state out of the Democratic column, has been tra nsn.utfd » his favorite, and indications are now that the state will send a solid Taft delegation to Chicago. San Francisco asserts: Nothing shows so well the strength of the Roose velt policies in California «s a purported slap at Roosevelt himself by the Republican Central Com mittee. This -committee, dominated by the South ern Pacific does not prevent the state from de cjarlnp for Taft. but hopes to take credit away from the Lincoln-Roosevelt Reform League. William R. Lighten writes from Fort Scott. Kan., that Easterners are getting a mistaken im rresslon of Taffs strength in the West. SAYS ROOSEVELT ABUSE IS NATURAL. The Rev. Dr. Hill Thinks Criticism Is Only History Repeating Itself. The Rev. Dr. John Wesley Hill, at the Metro politan Temple las: night, said there was no pri macy among four Washington, Lin coln. McKinley and Roosevelt— as each man is Immortalized by his providential task. Said Dr. Hill: '•To choose* between men of genius is impos sible. There ie no method for striking the balance freer. Washington and Lincoln. McKinley and Roosevelt. There is no primacy among them. Genius being equal to itself, they are all the great '•■' Each man Is immortalized by his providential task. He stands in history for what he stood among men— Washington, the revolutionist: Lin coln, the emancipator, and McKinley, the expan sionist. "It is little wonder that the successor of these immortal men, true to his task as they were true to theirs, laying the axe of reform to the root of the Upas tree of commercial fraud and political knavery, should be subjected to the same abuse, ridiculed, vilified, loaded with calumny and de nounced as a disturber of his country's peace and prosperity. But never mind; the nation has just celebrated the birthday of the immortal Lincoln, •who struck the shackles from the manacled limbs of four million slaves, and who," in the face of the most terrible rebellion the world has ever known, maintained the Constitution and saved the flag. And future generations will likewise celebrate the birthday of the man of iron in the White House whose hand is making a bend in the times, whose voice is heard and respected around the world, whose fearlessness Is laying bare revolting iniqui ties in high places, and whose statesmanship has widened the sphere of our rational influence and lifted the nation to a high and commanding place among the world powers." WALLACE WOULD SUCCEED FOLK. Judge Announces His Candidacy on Plat form of Sunday Closing and Temperance. Kansas City. Mo- Feb. 13— Judge William H. ■Wa.iace. ■who has been making a vigorous cam paign for Sunday observance, announced his candi dacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Missouri to-day. His platform declares for "the state-wide and permanent enforcement of the Sun day and liquor laws." Judge Wallace's crusade resulted in the indict ment of hundreds of actor?, actresses and theatrical manager? and attaches for the violation cf the Jaw making It a misdemeanor to perform unneces sary labor oa Sunday, and he has placed them urder bonds amounting in the aggregate to about Sl'tt.OOO. He closed hundreds of poolrooms, cigar stores, barber shops and other places which did *::.- mess on the Sabbath. The county grand jury sr a result of his activity continues weekly to in dict theatrical persons who violate the law. TAVOSS MCEE TEEMS FOE PRESIDENT Dr. Schulman Says Men Like Roosevelt Should Be Elected Third or Fourth Time. *I>r. Samuel Schulman. of Teinpc-1 Beth-El, in a l«cture at the People's Institute, Club A. at No. SIS East 15th street, last night characterized the sali- Ing of the American fleet to the Pacific Ocean as c movement for preserving universal peace. Dr. Scfculmac was asked to speak on President Lincoln and President Roosevelt, and he gave a brief sketch of the lire of the former President, declaring that the greatness of his achievements left him a figure that cannot be equalled. Then he added that the administration of Presi dent Roosevelt had shown That a President should be elected 10 a third and fourth term "if he served according to the doctrine of our present President. Dr. Schulman outlined the conciliatory measures ■which were carried out throughout the adminis tration, laying stress on the termination of th«» war in the East and the settlement of -the coal strike, as well as the efforts to prevent any serious controversy over the Japanese situation in San Francisco. "I cannot see why sentiment should stand in the way of the nation compelling President Roose velt to accept a second nomination. The keynote of -. ■ doctrine has been to preserve pes.«.e, and. ■»•£!> assay have suggested that the army and navy be abolished and that we set the example I ■■ disarming, mtl action would tend to make other nations bully us, while the Meet as it is kept by the administration serves in a greater meas ure to preserve the peace of this country as well as other countries." \- HUGHES MEETING AT UTICA. Utifa. N. V.. Feb. 13.— At a well attended mas* meezfns held here to-rjghr under the auspices of the Hushrs I>ag-ue of Oneida County '.he speak »ris »»er« Warren Lee. of Brooklyn; John O'Brian. «■.?' Buffalo; Senator Alfred R. Page, of New York, ar»l S^th l»w. former Mayor of New York. SAYS ILLINOIS IS ALL FOR TAFT. ['Br Ti '■'-graph to Tfc«^ ■•-.-■• QiJcaso. Ffo. IX— Tho Erst word for Taft from a r^c&gntoed leader in Illinois* Republican circles was h;x>k»-n to-day by Corporation Counsel Brundage, <•»*• of Mayor Bvoes'e prineii>al eevotaeßea In .111 irii*rvj*w he declared that Becnetary, Taft was the r<^! 'thoice of the Illinois Republicans for Presl «s<-r-t.^ ""In. my opinion the sentiment of Illinois Re publicans Is overwhelmingly for the nomination of Mr. Taft," be said. MISSISSIPPI -DRY" BILL PASSED. Jackson. Miss.. I.; 13.— The Senate to-day passed the statutory prohibition Mil by a vote of X.tut The bill is effective December 31. EXTENSION OF PASS PRIVILEGE. Washington. Feb. 12 -Th* Senate to-day passed a bill amending the railroad rate law in relation to'^free travportation. Senator Clapp. explaining The Chans* cf #2* e^cted said it merely included fuperannusted. disabled and funoushed . employes within the scope cf th<s free transportation clause and allows such 'transrortation tor employes as ftwreefon requires. SEES A NEW KENTUCKY GOV. WILLSON OPTIMIST. Negro Xo Longer a Political Issue — War on the "Night Riders." Governor Augustus E. Willeon. Kentucky** new Republican chief execute c, discussed last night at the Waldorf-Astoria the depredations of the -night riders'" in his state, saying they had wrought great damage, but that before long they would be stamped out and the guilty punished. He denounced the representatives of certain to bacoo interests as cowards. Governor Wilison said thst the Blue Grass State was debatable political ground, with the dHMOM favoring a Republican victory In the state this year if the right candidates were nominated. The people of Kentucky, he /aid, voted more intelli gently than they used to do. Now they are in fluenced more than formerly by live issues and opinions and less by the negro question. The Kentucky Repfblicans have not yet r!?nified any decided choice. Governor Willson said, for ft Presidential candidate, and that Vice-President Fairbanks. Secretary Taft and Governor Hughes all had followers, although a poll of the State Legislature gave Mr. Fairbanks the advantage by two to one. Th-> Vice-President. said the Governor, made an excellent impression on his recent visit to Kentucky, where he delivered several speeches. Governor Willson said: s "Americans are the same everywhere— a hard headed people. The more strictly Americans there are Jn a community the more obstinacy you will find. Now. we in the South have been voting con sistently for forty years against the negro. We kept at it without realizing- that by sticking to euch a policy we were eliminating ourselves from national politics. This thing has changed. Bad now Kentucky must receive the same- consideration as a state or political factor as any other state of its size and importance. I don't ray. vote with the negro in everything, or take him in as a partner, but let us cease this senseless, heedless tight against him, which is prosecuted out of obstinacy only. We have not made anything by the fight. It "has done harm. I have always been and am ■Sataet it now. and in my speeches in the last campaign I argued against it. Kentucky has shown its realization of the truth late, and, I think, will ccntinue to show it. She broke the 'S<-!id South,' anyvray. •Kentucky is debatable political territory, which was shown by the nineteen thousand Republican plurality at the last election. With good candi dates this fall I see no reason why the Republi cans should not carry the state." Governor Willson gave his views on the Presi dentiai situation in Kentucky with some reluct ance: . ••Well." he said, "there is in my state a Fair banks element, a Taft element and also a very sin cere Hughes following. Mr. Fairbanks's speeches were good, sensible speeches, on a high plane, and they made a deep impression on the people." Of the tobacco situation in the state and the lawlessness of the "night riders" he said: "The 'night riders" are a lot of cowards. Any man who goes around at night wearing a mask Is a coward. Twenty men of our militia could fight five hundred of them. They have worked great havoc, destroying property, and are even responsible for the loss oi life, but every power^ at the command of the state authorities will be used to check them. "The power of the law will be soon restored and the guilty ones will be punished. Heretofore it has been impossible to obtain indictments against these men, and the process of the law has been nullified. We thought for a time that the insur ance companies would revoke the policies of the tobacco growers because of the number of fires set by the 'night riders.' The "dumpers." as they are called, who put their tobacco on the market, were getting higher prices than ever before for their commodity. The Society of Equity, which has been trying to fc.ee all the growers into a pool, says the high price it a result of its pooling. "Now. take Christian County for an example. There property is not worth within 60 per cent of what it was before the raids. Governor Beekham, before me, kept as many as sixty militiamen on duty at Hopkinsville, in Christian County, and I. too, have kept them there. Nobody knows enough to charge the tobacco associations with being the 'riders,' but the inference is strong. There is much oppression and suffering, but it will so^n come out all right." MCAPJtF.N FOR A FREE DELEGATION. like Mayer and Murphy, He Opposes In structing Men Sent to Chicago. Senator Patrick H. McCarrer.. who called or. the Mayor yesterday, said that he. like the Mayor and Charles F. Murphy, was in favor of an uninstructed delegation to the Democratic National Con-vention from this state. "The party is practically unanimous In this state on that point," said the Senator. •'How about Norman E. Mack and his Buffalo delegates?" was asked. "Well, with New York and Brooklyn control ing the situation, it probably will be unani mous." said Mr. McCarren. Senator McCarren said that if opportunity of fered he would again vote for the retention of Superintendent Kelsey. despite the request of the Governor for his removal. MAKING CONVENTION ARRANGEMENTS. "Washington, Feb. 13.— Elmer Dover, secretary of the Republican National Committee, has gone to Chicago to attend a meeting to-morrow and Satur day of the sub-committee on arrangements for the /T.ationa' convention.. The work of the sub-commit tee will consist principally of the letting of con tracts for the engraving cf admission tickets to the convention and the printing of badges for dele pates, alternates and members of the national com mittee. Other arrangements for the convention pract'cally have been completed by the sub-com mittee and It remains now only to carry into effect the plan.s hitherto outlined. FELL 760 FEET. Two Men Killed in a Cape Breton Coal Mine. North Sydney. C 8.. Feb. 13— Two men were killed by the fall of a cage for a distance of T'i ( > feet to the bottom of the shaft at the Xo. 1 coiliery of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Com pany's mine, at Sydney Mines, to-day. The cage ran beyond the top of the shaft, causing the hoisting rope to break. John D'Orsey and Malcolm Stewart, both underground managers, who were in the cage, were instantly killed. The cause of the overcarrying of the cage has not yet been learned. MERCHANTS ATTACK ALDRICH BILL, ' The Merchants* Association sent out ■ circular letter yesterday in opposition to the Aldrich emer gency currency bill, now before the United States Senate. The letter was mailed to about twenty thousand persons throu«,hcut the country. in it the association says that if the bit] Is enacted Into law it will not only tie \iz> part of the de posits of the banks In .-..uriti.-s which ought to be owned by them, but will be a direct encourage ment to speculation in the so-curky markets. The letter eafce thai each recip'-jnt write to him repre- Etntative in Congress requesting Jiini to vote and work acainst the bill, (U*4 further asks that the recipient semi a letter condemning the bill to Speaker Cannon of the House and to Congressman Fowler, chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency. S. M. MILLIKEN TO QUIT MERCANTILE. The adjourned ni.-ting of the stockholders of the Mercantile Naiiona.l Bank will b*i held to-day. Prac tically the tame board of directors which is gerving at present will b-? re-elected The new officers will not be chosen until next week. Beth M Milliken, who hi the bank's present head, having succeeded V A | ..-• m nefaM when th<s latter was forced out a.' president, intends to retire a* soon us a suit able successor is found. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14. 1908. WISCONSIN FOR' BRYAN. Democratic State Convention Meets in Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Feb. 13.— Wisconsin will probably eend a solid delegation to the Democratic Na tional Convention at Denver pledged to support "W. J. Bryan for the Presidential nomination, according to inferences drawn from the results of the various district caucuses which named delegates to-day to be presented to the state convention for confirmation. The convention was called to order at the Davidson Theatre this afternoon by Chairman^ H. H. Manson, who Introduced as temporary chairman Jonn F. Doherty, of Lacrosse. Mr. Doherty outlined Democratic issues, and ac cused the Republican party of assimilating Democratic doctrines, and closed by referring to William Jennings Bryan as the standard bearer already chosen.- Mr. Doherty's reference to Bryan was vociferously cheered. "These radical Republicans," said Mr. Do herty, "have been assimilating Democratic prin ciples so fast in the last few years that they have become like inflated balloons, and, soaring around in the political sky. we hardly know where they are going to land." He called L,a Follette and Roosevelt inconsistent, insinuating that they plan "to turn the results of their own viciousness into a golden chariot on which they seek to ride on the clouds to the dizzy heights of their own ambition." The real work of the convention will come up to-morrow, when the platform will be presented and acted on and the delegates-at-large chosen. DISABLED SCHOONER'S CREW HERE. Wind Tears Sails, Sea Purloins Cargo, Yet Captain Steers Craft Safely to Port. Captain Healy and ten men of the four -roasted schooner Francis Hyde arrived here yesterday on the Quebec steamer Bermudian, from Ber muda, whither they had been blown by a terrific gale a week ago. The men were somewhat bruised and exhausted, and wanted to come to the States for rest and treatment. The schooner, which left Georgetown, S. C, on January 27 with a cargo of lumber for New York, was blown out of her course when off the Delaware Capes on January 31. Each day the gale carried her further to the southeastward, and the skipper abandoned his efforts to get to Sandy Hook. Heavy combers carried her deck load away, and her auxiliary engine was put out of service. With little canvas still remaining whole. Captain Healy ran before the wind and landed the schooner safely at Bermuda. Tho hull was not damaged and with new masts and sails the Francis Hyde will soon be fit for ser vice. EAST NEW YORK HAS A BREAD LINE. Baker Aids Many on Verge of Starvation in Brownsville. There was a big bread line in Brownsville, the Ghetto district of Kast New York, yesterday and hundreds of hungry men, women and chil dren were fed by Gustave Brown, a baker, of No. 99 Thatford avenue. Other bakers and mer chants will join in the philanthropy. Mr. Brown learned that some of his customers who had cancelled their orders had been forced to do so by destitution. His business is large, and Mr. Brown thought he could afford to use some of his product to alleviate suffering. In some cases families, many little children included, have been without food for more than a day at a time since the winter began. Mr. Brown hired a vacant store at No. 1735 Pitkin avenue and from noon until night fall the bread line, more than a block long, made its way slowly in and out of the store. MATHUESS DEFENCE IN CAPITOL SUIT. Counsel Will Assert He Relied Entirely Upon the Certificates of Huston. Harrisburg. Perm.. Feb. IZ.— The trial of the State Capitol conspiracy cases, which began here two weeks ago, was interrupted to-day by illness in the family of Charles H. Bergner, of counsel for the defence, court adjourning until Monday morning. Before adjournment was taken counsel for for mer State Treasurer Mathues addressed the jury outlining Mr. Mathues's defence. He said the state had failed to prove conspiracy on the part of lfnthima. and that whatever irregularities were found in the furnishing of the building could not be put. on the shoulders of Mr. Mathues, as he rw lied entirely upon the certifications of Joseph M. Huston, the architect, that everything was done in accordance with the contracts. KILLED WHILE PASSING BUILDING. Death List at Providence Explosion Without Doubt Includes Six. Providence,, Feb. 13.— The unexpected recovery of the body of a new victim in the ruins of the starch manufacturing plant of C. BL Tanner, in South Water street, by searchers to-night proves beyond a doubt that six persons, as reported, were killed !n yesterday's explosion. The body recovered to night was that of Albert C. Keiner. He was em ployed m another establishment near by and was passing the Tanner building at the time of the explosion. Had he reached a pcint two feet fur ther he would have been outside the radius now covered by the debris from the building, and in all probability would have escaped with his life. The body of Joseph Duatt was also found to-night, making four that have been recovered. NICARAGUA RATIFIES TREATIES. Acts of Central American Peace Congress Approved. Washington. F<=b. 13.— Sefior Core.a, the Xicara guan minister, late to-night received a cable dis patch from President Zelaya, announcing that the Congress of Nicaragua has ratified all the treaties and conventions entered into by the Central Amer ican Peace Congress held recently in Washington. In conformity with the action of the* Peace Con gress creating ■ Central American Court at Justice. President Zelaya has appointed Mr. Macirlz as the Niraraguan member of the rourt, with Mr. Barrios and Mr. Coronel-Matus as alter nate?. BREEDLTiS TO TAKE A HAND. Committee Appointed in Kentucky to Oppose Anti-Betting Bill Here. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. Lexington, Ky.. Feb. 13.— Major T. J. Carson, proprietor of Dixiana Farm; Colonel Milton Young, proprietor of McGrathiana, and Charles H. Berry man, manager of the great breeding farm of James B. Haggin, were appointed a committee at a mass meeting of thoroughbred breeders to day to (a to New York In the interest of thor oughbred breders and land owners who would be affected by the passage of the Hart-Agnew antl bettfatg bill now before the New York State Leg islature at Albany. The meeting was presided over by Colonel George J. Clay, a grandson of Henry Clay and a promi nent Fayette County breeder. Such breeders as L. P. Tarlton. Overtoil Chenault. Catesby Wood ford, Major Foxhull, A. Daingerneld and Dr. J. D. Neat took an active part in the discussion. SAYS WOMAN USED MAILS ILLEGALLY. Immediately after si). had been discharged by Magistrate Corrigan in, HM Tombs pallet court yes terday. Asn»s Van Arsdale. who was Arrested last week in the Produce Exchange Building In connec tion with an alleged get-rich-qu(ck ecboejMti was retrteetei by United States Martha! Henkel on ft charge of using the mails to defraud. United States Commissioner Shield* held her in $1,600 bail, m default of which *he was committed to the Tomb*. fib* •;.»--. to give any clew as to her relative*. LEAVE OUT THE NEGRO No Black Man Present at Thirteen Club's Race Prejudice Talk. "Is Race Prejudice a Form of Superstition?" was the theme of a symposium at the Lincoln dinner cf the Thirteen Club at the Harlem Casino last night. The Jewish, Italian. Japanese and Irish rac»s were represented by speakers, but. notwithstand ing that the dinner was in celebration of the ninety-ninth birthday anniversary of the great emancipator of the negio rate, the negroes were unrepresented, which fact called forth protest from a negro against this discrimination. The prot^stant was George \V. talker, the comedian, who said in his letter to the club: "Allow me to ask you a jather pointed question: Is It the main object of tha Thirteen Club to emancipate men from race prejudice or not?" The letter from Walker, however, was not read. The only, reference to the apparent inconsistency of a Lincoln dinner with race prejudice as a topic of, discussion without the presence of a negro was made by the Rev. H. Fercira Mendes, who Bpoke for the Jewish race. He eaid: "I miss two people hft-e to-night, the Chinaman and the negro. If race prejudice is a form of superstition, then you members seem to be superstitious. Perhaps there is a. superstition that it is consistent to be in consistent. If inconsistency is a form of supersti tion, then you have it." If there was not present a Chinese there was a Japanese in the person of Kaju Nakamura, an editor, who spoke rather caustically of certain prejudices that he eaid existed in this country against his, people. Dr. Mendes's speech was an eloquent laudation of his people. He said that if there was a preju dice against the Jews that he was too proud to notice it. Superstition, he said, was defined in Webster's Dictionary as "an exclusive exactness or rigor in religion." He added: It is a coincidence that, as well as being the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, it is thirty-three hundred years ago that Moses was born. They were two great emancipators. Moses was the emancipator of all mankind and propound ed the doctrine of liberty, fraternity and equality. He set himself completely against superstition ot every form. If my race has suffered from preju dice we are suffering with a crown of honor, for we have stood for a principle. I admire the man who stands for principle and have no use for ua man who cringes We have stood for the principle of liberty, fraternity and equality. What "difference does it make if we are shame fully ill treated? We are content t" go on wit a our work. We have added something to the totality of human happiness. Race prejudice is worse 'than a superstition— it is a crime. W e are all equally the sons of the one good lather above us. The letter of protest from George W. Walkrr, which went unread and unheeded, said: Gentlemen, please explain how it came to pass that your learned society failed to invitr- a repre sentative of my race tv speak at your dinner. 13 it possible that you have members who are seeking to emancipate themselves from superstition, and yet they fail to be broad enough to ask ■ man of Afri can blood in his veins to be present and to Lake part in your deliberations? A direct answer to this question will not only tie gratifying to me personally, but to many toir m'nded and progressive white and black citizeii3 in this republic who have the welfare of human ity and the progress of the whole American people truly at heart. The menu was in the form of a coffin. Candle sticks in the same form stood on each table, at which were seated thirteen diners, over some of whom there were open umbrellas and other signs that the club members are not superstitious. Even the speeches were of thirteen minutes' duration, while the greeting was "I wish you hard luck." Alderman Doull presided, and the speakers besides those already mentioned were Antonio Zucca, for the Italians, and J. M. Wall, for the Irish. INQUEST INTO DR. SIZER'S DEATH. Witnesses Tell Coroner Physician Used Large Quantities of Opium. The inquest in the caf» of Dr. Nelson B. Sizer, who died a couple of weeks ago at his home, No. 336 Greene avenue. Brooklyn, was held by Coroner Kennedy la*t night- It was suspected that he might have committed suicide. The coroner's phy slcia.i gave- the cause of his death aa laryngitis, superinduced by a tumor of the neck, together with opium poisoning. According to the testimony given by his house keeper. Mrs. L. A. Lortllard, to whom he left all his property, valued at about $15,000; his nephew, Howard Wood, and his old friend and physician. Dr. W. A. Little, Dr. Sizer was addicted to the use of opium, whi'-h he took not only as a drug to relieve his throat troubles, but because he liked it. On the day of his death it appears that he took the vi.-ual t*>n drops, but it aided the disease in killing him instead of giving- relief. SAYS IT HAS KILLED 450 HOTELS. Committee of Fourteen Reports On Fight Against Raines Law Places. Tho annual report of th«> Committee of Four teen for the Suppression of Raines Law Hotels shows that the organization by the enforcement of an amendment to the excise law has put 450 such hotels out of existence, and that it hopes to eliminate 600 more. The report, says that the committee has ob tained "a great improvement In the enforcement of the law, both civil and criminal, and a very gratifying co-operation on the part of brewers and surety companies, which has resulted in the improvement of conditions in general and the reform in particular of a considerable number of formerly disorderly hotels." KEPT IN OFFICE AFTER REJECTION. Senators Greatly Interested in Case of Pen sacola Postmaster. Washington, Feb. 13.— Members of the Senate < 'ommlttee on Postoffiees and Post Roads are tak ing great interest in tho issue raised by the Post office Department in keeping William Northup. postmaster fit Pensacola, Fla., in office after thr rejection of his nomination by the Senate. The <'omnilttee will take up the case at a special meet ing soon. The answer of Mr. Meyer to the Senate inqulry concerning the department's reasons for keeping in office a postmaster who was rejected by the Senate last session cites the law, which declares that ;i postmaster shall not be permitted to sur render his office until his successor has qualified. No mention was made by Mr. Meyer of his failure to appoint a successor to Mr. Northup, and on this point the Senate will ask further information. Members of the Postoffice Committee to-day that if Mr. Meyer's position should be upheld it would render inoperative the constitutional provi sion that federal appointments shall be made by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. SERGEANTS FINISH PATROL DUTY. *Policc> Comir.issioner Bingham transferred yes terday to various stations for regular duty the thirty sergeants he sent two weeks ago to the sth street and Kant 104 th street stations to do patrol duty. At that time the Commissioner said the sergeants were derelict in tneir duty and needed a course in patrolling. He also tnutSfHTtd fifteen patrolmen to the East ltMth street station to cope with the Italians In that sec' ion. NEW BUILDINGS FOR MOUNT HOLYOKE. South Hadley. Mass., Feb. 13. — It was announced to-night that plans were nearly matured for the erection of two new buildings at Mount Holyoke College, at a total cost of about $lUU,OOO. The pro posed new structures aru to consist of a music building and v house for the president of the col lege, DM Mary E. Woolley. It Is expected that the money will be chietly raised by Mibs,.-rli>tluna from alumna; and friends of the college. PRES. BRENNER'S RELATIVES HERE. [By r T>l*'rni.ph to Th« Tribune.) Detroit, Feb. 13.— The new president of Switzer land. Dr. Erne.ft Brenner, who was recently elected, is an uncle of Richard H. Brenner, for ten years Alderman cf th» l«t Ward in Kalamasoo. President Brenner Is a brother of Charles Brenner, of Grand Rapids, who is the father of tha K»la mazoo Alderman The latter U a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor. Jacob Ruppert's Lager Beer BOTTLED AT THE 'BREWERy: Knickerbocker, Ruppiner and Extra Beer. * Telephone u 26- 79th Street Third Avenue. 90th to 92d Street. N. Y. At Hotels. Restaurants and Dealers. Ask Your Grocer. MINISTER'S BROTHER-IN-LAW MISSING General Alarm Sent Out for George Maser. Organist of East New York Church. The Rev. F. S. Flath. pastor of St. Paul's Ger man Lutheran Church. V.'yona street and Glen more. avenue. East New York, asked Lieutenant Tlchenor. at the Liberty avenue police station, last night, to send out a general alarm for his brotrmr-in-law. George Maser. forty- three years old, of Now 11l Sheffield avenue, who. he said, had been missing since Tuesday morning, when he otarted out to mail a letter at a box near Ml home. For several years he had been organist of St. Paul's Church. Owing to a recent financial reverse Mr. Maser had been melancholy, and Mr. Flafii said he feared that he might have met with harm. When he left home he carried a considerable sum of money. CHANGE OF VENUE DENIED. Justice Howard Renders Decision in Will iamsburg Trust Company Case. Ilingston, N. V., Feb. 13. — In a decision hand ed down to-day by Supreme Court ." stice How ard, of Troy, a change of venue to Ulster County from Kings County was denied in the MM of the Williamsburg Trust Company, the affairs of which are now being administered by Frank L Bab.-t and Augustus Van Wyck as receivers. Attorney General Jackson immediately fi'.'-d a notice of appeal from the decision. J— lie ii Howard held that no reason tcr laying the venue in Ulster County other than tnat an impartial trial could not be had in Kings County had been asserted and "the ta:t that the trial is to be had before a judge -without a jury, to my mind, renders that proposition untenable.' ATTACK ON JAMES J. MARTIN Deputy Attorney General Wants City Cham berlain Adjudged in Contempt. Another step in the effort to transfer from the custody of the City Chamberlain in New York to that of the State Treasurer in Albany some >Mi In moneys deposited with the former after being paid over in litigation to the courts of the four counties of the city was taken yesterday when Deputy Attorney General Dolson asked Supreme Court Justice Platzek to punish the City Cham berlain for contempt. Under Mm law passed in ISD2 all moneys which have remained unclaimed in the possession of the City Chamberlain for twenty years must be turned over by him to the State Treasurer. Four years ago Attorney General Cunneen secured a writ of mandamus ordering City Chamberlain Keenan to pay over the twenty-year accumulations in his possession. The case was fought through the Court of Appeals, which decided against the City Chamberlain. Since James J. Martin became City Chamberlain he has paid into the State Treasury $63,093 S3 of such accumulated funds with interest of $113 92. LICORICE ROOT DUTY REDUCED. Turkish Government and Exporters Reach an Understanding. Constantinople, Feb. 13. — The dispute between the government and the exporters of licorice root has now been adjusted, thanks to the in tervention of the American Embassy at Con stantinople. Practically the monopoly of this trade is in the hands of an American firm which has objected to the excessive export duty charged on the roots. In order to facilitate the collection of the tithe on this article the government had fixed the tax. nominally 12 J i per cent, at - l 3 paras per oke, equivalent to one farthing for five pounds. With the recent decline in the price of licorice this inconsiderable charge, represented practi cally 20 per cent of the value of the root, and the company demanded either a reduction or leave to pay in kind. The government refus-M the latter alternative, although provided far in the regulations, and showed a strong disin clination to grant a reduction. Matters have b<vn at a deadlock for some time, and the authorities have prevented shipments, but as a result of the intervention of the embassy an agreement has been arrived at on the basis of a reduced fixed duty of I 3 * paras per oke. PANAMA AND COLOMBIA. Treaty Settling Differences Between Them Expected. Washington. Feb. 13.— Minister Arango of Panama who has just returned to Washington, called on Secretary Root at the State Department to-day. With the minister's return active steps are to be taken with a view to the signing of a treaty between Panama and Colombia for the settlement of differ ences growing out of the separation of the former from the latter. The most important feature Is ex pected to be a provision whereby Panama will as sume some of the foreign debt of Colombia or make payment to her out of the $10,000,000 paid by th© United States for the canal zone in settlement of all claims on that score. A protocol outlining the proposed treaty was signed last August. Secretary Root also saw BeSOt Cortes, the Colombian Minis ter. Colombia, it is reported, has been sounding the United States government with a view to obtaining the right of transit of Colombian troops a. toss th* canal zone if necessary to defend her sovereignty. It Is also expected that a number of pending ques tions between the United States and Col on will be settled by a treaty. DANISH BANKING CRISIS OVER. Copenhagen, Feb. 13. — The Folkething to-day passed the government bill authorizing the state guarantee of the liabilities of the Freeholders' Bank and the Detailhar.dlers Bank. The Danish Minister of Finance, Wilhelrn Lasscr fturlng the course of the debate on the subject said thai the banking crisis could now be rtgarded as virtually over. PREPARING FOR CUBAN ELECTIONS. Havana, Feb. 13.— The work of tabulating the registration lists has Leon completed by the census bureau, mid ■ large number of tabulators have been discharged, It is expected that copies of the lists will be. read.- within two week.-» for distribu tion among the municipalities, when the work of revision ami correction will be pushed to prepare for the municipal flections. ROUND HOUSE BURNS; LOSS. $100,000. FishkiH Landlngv N. V .. Feb. H.— Fire destroyed the round nous© and machine shops of the Central New England Railroad here to-night. The loss will exceed $100,000. OGDENSBURG IMPORTS INCREASE. Ogdenshurj?, N. Y.i Feb. 13.— Merrhunrtlse to tile value of IHyMMN was Imported Into the United States through Ogdensburg last year, according to a report of th«» local customs department given out to-day; This is $.<«<<v».o>X» in excess of the vi! of imports the previous year. Th« total value ■■; ex ports last year -was V- ."■•«> r»in The revenue ,of th<» port amounted to j:C3.000. During th* yeir l.tV2 vessels arrived at and I.3'>> cleared from the port of Of dens burg. PHOGRESS OF EAST HIVER TUBZS P. R. R. Report Says All Will Be Fnisiw, . Within Three Month 3. Philadelphia. Feb. 13.— A report mate to ths'f j directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company * at their meeting to-day concerning the state of ' the work on th« East Rlv«;r tunnels In .\>» ' York, shows that at the present rate of prog-<>., th«» four tunnels will me«t within thr-»* months. .' This will mean, the report says, that on<; of.'; the tunnel 3 will be excavated and iron lined la February: two additional tunnels will be exci-\* vated and iron lined in March, and the excar*-^'" tlon and Iron lining of the fourth tunnel jßrffl* be completed in April or May. Work win then ., '- '■ begin on the caulking and lining of the tun-.- -.« , with concrete two feet thick. ASPIRATIONS Of MRS. JANE DOWIE. Would Weld Together Warring- Factions .. and Lead a New Z:on. Chicago. Feb. — Mr?. Jane Do-wie aspires t» her late husband's place as head of the Christian- Catholic Church and believes she Is destined to bring the warring factions at Zion together. At her home, near Muskegon. she is said to -•> ■ making plans to induce the former followers of '• the late John Alexander Dowie to rally to feer "* standard. She hop«s to take up her husband * projects if she obtains the desired leadership." ' She made a secret vi.-it to Zion City on Tuesday, j it la sjfid. with this end In view, it IDS her fint jj appearance there in many months. She -conferred with Dr. Askirt. who i 3 secretary j of a new movement which proposes to call Over- | seer Bryant back from Australia to lead to* people. v* FIVE-YEAR-CLD EOY SAV"ES 3ROTHEB. Runs for Help When Baby Sets His Goth- | ing on Fire. Harry Knockel. five years old. whosi paresis *_ live at No. 103 Greenpoint avenue. "Wiilianwlnrs. ' saved his baby brother from being burned to death last night. When Mrs* Knocke! weal to a comer grocery store, leaving: Harry asd his three-j»ar old brother Joseph alone. Joseph c imbed up to» mantelpiece and obtained a handful of inatciss.- When Harry heard screams and sa^v hia broths? enveloped in flames he dashed downstairs to th» street, where he met his mother and told her what had happened. WIMH Mrs. Knockel reached Jo seph's side he was a mass cf Saraea. >!:.-. Knockpl seized a blanket, which tiM wrapped around the burning child. In tie dan"" time Harry found a policeman, to whom he €■- plained that his brother was burned. The police* man turned in a hurry call for a 'U"i!!iain3!«B^4 Hospital ambulance, and Dr. Barnes found Jcse?i. suffering from painful burns on the head, face, , shoulders and chest, and hurried him to tie ha»» pital, where his condition 13 criticaL TRANSPORT THOMAS ARRIVES, ,_j ! San Francisco. Feb. 13.— The transport T'aflHtl arrived to-day from the Philippines, brinsirs £» 3d Cavalry. 13° casuals and a. large r.ur Mi of. cabin passengers. The cavalrymen will star: at once for Fort Sam Ho.- and Fort Clark. Di^-. ing the trip Charles Hummel!, of the 6tJi Cavalry.; Edward Newman, of the 3d Cavalry, and Patrick' Cull, of the quartermasters department, died. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS NOTE?. St Louis. Feb. —Judge Muencti ■*nci6 jessej esse Watson, a chauffeur. to-day to en-rrear k-. jaif and fined him U.OOO for the kiliir-S c* liz.*. Christine Musick. who was struck by - i ** J M automobile last October. Watson was #nrp;oy*d : by Clay Arthur Pierce: son of Henry Clay Pierce^ of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company. Meridian. Miss.. F- : IX— Cocper H?udersc=. a" mill man, and Samuel' .'ulpeper. county CQBSKS3 manager, were nr«>d upon from ambu3h last -:-sr.i near Graham's Station by three unknown n?3ro«- Henderson was probably fat.illy wounded and u^l peper received serious injuries. Chicago. F*»b. 13.— "U'hen Mrs. Charles Aty=s, would not agree to forsake the lii cf the city m go back with her husband to the farm, where c» lived until two years ago. be ordered a ciov-^j wagon yesterday and by force entered t^-ir tous* and removed the furniture. Last night Adas* left Chicago for '.:<* country alone. H.* " : *- ™* two years of — nil i Hie. returned to her £i*ter». roof. ■J--C? Chicago. Feb. 13.-Robert J. Autt. thirty-ssv" years old. manager of the <-n:cago /rancr. o» *«• "\ult -Woodemrare Company of Chtetmwgi w^ found unconscious in a blood soa.<-?d -■■• « » Turkish bath establishment at No. 121 '-•»• street early to-day. His throat had been cot. A, small pocket knife was found beside him. .- is re lieved he attempted to a - his own life. Philadelphia. Teb. 13.— Martin Brad>- ar..i *2 Bartolet wer* asphvxlated here yesterday in w_- *.. the police believe was an attempt to ordain B1W" money to buy whisker. The two men were m " dead in the cellar of Brady's home by a ?a* m %L inspector. Brady had a "quarterin-tne-s'.ot m^Z: in his arms. It had teen wrenched from its IBH tenings. The police believe that the two :1 H2S . to extract money with which to buy l:«iuor rro^ the meter and in so doing sacrificed their uves. Minneapolis. Feb. IX— The genera! sanitary eMg pal^n in this city, directed esr^eial> n?u^ st *•£ berculO3is, has borne som-» p-ocl rf>u'its. *£Prp ra * ing to records of the health departrv.en:. , -;„ *how that the rate of deaths p*r thousand i-J" tuberculosis in 19CO was 1.16; in H-04. LO2: «a »* .W. and tat*. .S». The rate for 1307 is estimtea I 0 be about unchanged from J9O& Chicago. Feb. 13. -'With the announcci intentim^ of arousing a, greater love for art among the ws^* v workers of Chicago a perils of intorraal l«turr» will be given by painters an.l sculptors ••ea *^*V at the Art Institute. The new r-.in was ■JgJKj last night, when three hundred telephone opera.** were the guests of the Institute. "^ Chicago. Feb. H— George C. Will3r<i. «£ er *£*■ dictm^nt »n Washington. I>. C. for robbing • messenger of the Lome Savings Bank of S- 15 - " i:>' 7. was arrested in Chicago to-day. Johnston City. Term.. Feb. IS.-A. P. Clisj- * prominent lumber nun of Bristol, whs sliot ana in stantly killed last night at Elk Park. S^CJSgi Luke Banner. The killing is thought tv> have Br^ the result of differences over business reatters j"»>. tween Cline and the Banner fanuly last s-^ss."^- St. Loui* Feb. 13.— Two men. gHirij their nas«: as Fred Wilson and Robert Hardr. are JWfSJsS rest charged with having shot Martin KSSJ" a railroad detective, after he had put t^«m c_ » Chicago A Alton freight train la--* nigHt B ** r * Venice. 111. * _ Williamson. \V. Va . Feb. 13— The ' \, 9< £ : ness section of this* place was threattfr.td wia •*" structioß to-day from a fire that started «» , Moose Hot. I The hotel. th« Williamson f-*~*/ buildins and five resiliences were destroyed- --»** JTO.OOO. Shamokln. Perm.. Feb. 13.— The state poHet j£j day --..!■!• I many Italian homes between nere a- . Mount Curmel. collecting a large number of E^* r.n.i revolvers and arresting ten Italians M>S*S of bftng members of a band of outlaws. ■ i^at iuns were arrested last Tuesday, charged iu** murder and conspiracy to kill. ,_-<* Mahanoy City. IVnn.. Feb. 13.-Petor K e PL r ? was killed. And] ■■ Jurgis was probably t*l&~j * jureti and Michael Buchatavago seriously har l l^i the prenuiture explosion of » blast in the ra *l Plac« colliery, near here, to-day. - - «a Cleveland. Feb. 13.-A railroad bridge, a *£*2". brldgf. stmall boiits and the buildings ot a '' >a^^B in Jeopardy .1- •:.-• -.>.:! of h»gh water in *««• Klver. In the western part of the city. An ''p has stored v large volum* «>f water. DycartUH^^ bving used t<> fre« the water gradually. ■■** Philadelphia. Feb. 13. -The assay commissioa »^; polntetl by President Ko»>sev»-U t«» *it ia **»Vtfc« and t«>st the integrity of List .years coinase a v«sj- ■ various mir»t» c«n»i<leted its work her* tiwWj "ST^|» ing every coin perfect. Oa* eota out of every - :M: M Is put aside during tha year for testing purpose^ - ■ San Francisco. Feb. 13 —Assistant DUtric*. *£» totnev Hcney filed a petition in th-=< Supreme '-v*» to-day fcr a rehearing of th* d*cis'on of tn* . .j| ' ■•' Appeal* practically de-e!-irSna »x-Maycr t*-rfzjm and Abraham Ruef. former political N>«s. E^2sj of extortion. Th-^ petition op*»nl^ friticij** ■* | Covrt of Arr-a!^ and charge* that It has virtuaw^ 4^alised blackmail in the sut«.