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Ing 1 can be done. • ._"; '■-■
/,. .<; V. TO Mil- ROOSEVELT.
President Smith Replies to Wage
Reference to ll is Railroad.
1SIU» H. Smith. I»~M«=1 ■" <»• *„'
n. -. •■ • v- \n this^clty.
sag « »< -~ - «£! -
*V W^" to , United States government, through tie
it^er^ate CenSerc* Commission, undertakes the
L-." and a- lh- L.
: a v!Se l^^£FwM
y^v of offices s and employes. buch data
Ssaa §8&* 4F3HS
of employes, the lart imporlan : . increase !•• ■ m*n>
f .« lfs becoming effective on March 1. I*.. tnai
during the ■ years ended June 1906. tWw«
I:"'.-.-: lacreaee in the pross and nn < JJ tlro.v.e"ueLSft I ro . v . e " ue LS f
the company: that for the year ended June. ISO .
there was a large increase in cross revel -. v >tii
alafght or nominal increase in net revenues and
for uv- p;x moatiia enoed December. l*£ there
was a. nmall increase in press revenue?, sponaing
create in operating cxpciifi.*. a.tid a. v.orretponain s
decrease in net revenues.
To particularize: The gross earnings for the year
eadea June. j<n:. were JiS.2S3.S4o: totwaM 'over
previous year. J5.234.W3. Operating ♦^f-of -.*£.;
SSLJte: increase over previous year. J»,S4i.JfIS: leav
ing an incre*** !n the net earnings of J4U.. i11. Add
ing other income and deducting taxis, uxed charges
and dividends Uhe dividend*, being the same In
each vcart the r.et surplus increased JU-.^4.. r«
the fix Months ended l&.-ember %£}*& there n ,Tn~
■uj increase in Rrosa earnings of SBl*Srf: cpfratin
expenses, «,5J;.::«; net earnings decreased £•£»•
OS. Adding other income and deducting taxes,
fixed charges and dividends, there was a. decrease
in surplus of $1.75T.?j4.
Th^ rttuit o: operations for December was as
follows: Gross earnings I.MS; operat
ing expenses Increased 525HU10; net earnings de
creased 033L358. Adding ctluT income and deduct
ing charges against income, taxes in tere.^ et...
not including dividends, shows a cencit .or »_o..s»iS.
The result exhibited in the foregoing statements
imiosed upon the management the duty of reduc
ing operating expenses m every reasonable arid
I'lribie war; and. effective February U IMS. *"•*
pay of officers whs reduced » and 10 p-t cent, and
notice issued to employes that on .March . their
pa,v would be reducfd to approximately the same
as'they were receiving before an advance in wages
effective March J. 1907. The Pro-ident of the L nited
Slates assumes that it is Possible
be a contention between the l^.aisville &■ Nashville
Railroad and its employes, and that this ma>.re
sult in destruction of life and property, and public
C T°arn ?r confident that such an application does the
of The Louisville & NashviLe grea t in
justice. Durir.g a similar depression in 1893 the
efficers and employes, without exception, accepted
a reduction of M and 10 per cent in the pay they
were then receiving, wbidb was on a much lower
basis than that in effect in February. 1907. or the
basis to which it is now proposed to r<?dd<.e tiie
pay of employes. I do not believe that therm
ployes. • the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Com
pany are cow less loyal than they were from WO
!n is3o I in. therefore, justified in assuming that
they vffl accept the moderate reduction proposed
wi-hr-.ut Vrctest. and that the conflict anticipated
by the PresMoit of th<> United States is not con-
Ip.l p., v^w+ r i k» «riv one connectea with the com
pa^v 32 ?^ viichrV employes who mam their em
pkKront at the rates in effect one year ago. which
w*fT Wlativeiv greater than the rates they were
r*>c*>ivin~ in 1900. is rnoFt fortunate compared with
that of the thousands who-so services have been
dispen'ped with altogether, and who are enduring
rr'orc^ idleness, with its unfortunate results. resa-
I make the foilowinp quotation from the Presi
d«t> communication, in which he quctes trnn J. ;;
cwnmunication «f a ronfldemia character from the
c-neral manager or the Louisville & vill*.
Tlaiiroad Compasv to the eystpm chairman or tne
nlSS^oodTSf Xocnm.-.tiv- Kngin^ers and the
JrriL' a^ S the Order of Railway Conductors:
no-uS+nc Ui« reduction, states .\ h;i V li tt 1 ro a dl that
lawß inimical to the Interests of J^^SS^^n-
Vsve in -he last year or two I* en enacted o> ton
SSf^nd tnVrtate le«lslatnr*< are Israel; or
fntehv rcsponsiblo for the conditions requiring the
rP Tfce" U fc"io*ur.r is a more extended quotation from
••■n-ifi t^«» present business conditions confront-
i have i
there exists an urcert necessity for reduction in
If 1 '
d .™; JJ o r VhMv responsible for the condi
sure no one « D
atterrpt to controytert.
Ilirs FAIR, SATS GOMPEBS.
President's Sympathies tcith Work
ers'; Declare* Labor Leader.
6unc4 Compere, president ol ti.- American Fed
.ration of Labor, who was in the city for a short
ti~^ AorTcr-iav afternoon, said regarding the letter
«f rrcsidr-nt Rooserelt to the Interstate Commerce
Ornmissinn ditrctins an investigation of the causes
of proposed wage redacUona by railroads:
••President Roosevelt baa shown that his sympa
thies arc with the downtrodden. 11" has shown
that h»- Ej-mpalhJzea with the workers, who are al
wayF the "under do?, and whil«* he i? fair t« both
labor ar.d capital is not afraid to let his sympathy
>*• sr-en. 1 believe there is no necessity to cut
I wa??N as the railroad companies have b^en prac
1 tlstap retrenchment along- other lines by laying off
the mm. It is true that strikes should be the last
resort. In r.me cases out of ten a strike could be
avoided if boh sid^s were .... I
also beliove that the railroad v. ■ .-. question will
b«> amicably settle. The DM could not t^tand re
ductions. Wh.le the ooFt of living has been going
Fteadily ur> tiie waye? have not been advancing."
A committee of nineteen, r^piesentins: the rail
road brotherhoods in the state. in<;t here yesur
cay to take action on the proposition to cut wages,
and _Prcsid<-r.t RooseveH's letter was discussed as
a -matter of course. The committee will continue
lts-4>eKKion to-day and pive out a statement as to
Its d<&isinns late this afternoon. It was said that
the pr^po^ed reduction in wages would be opposed
by the railroad employes if it was insisted on. but
th* general sentiment was that it would not lw»
ln?ir-w^ s\n. in view of the retrenchment* already
institut*^ by laying off men. John Mr.;. ] . of the
Mate legislative com-mitt^^ of the conductors, said:
"Th-» letter of President Roosevelt will have a
(rnr^i 4*"*! of weight. His sincere d<-?ire to get at
th» nipt «f matters and to know if his policy is
ralcui»ted to •"'".■•• prosperity or not gives
weight- to his views on such mattrrs."
■91 A GOOD THING.- SAYS HABRIMAS
President's Wage Investigation May Check
■* [ Union Pacific's Plans.
E. 11~ i rrhnem, wbea asked yesterday for an
ejpasfn- concern Jng President I --<=-•- letter to
the. t;terrtate Comtr.erce Cotrsnission directing it
to make a.-. investigation in regard to the pur
tttsed reduction of the wages of railroad employes,
•si|:--'I-do not think it Is a good thine. thing
■has continues to Etir up euife and animosity Is
certain to be harrafu!. What w.« want to do now is
tcgei'li* men back to work. It is a question be
bwccja employer and employe. W< cannot do any
■■"■■ a chance to do some permanent
Enaijctag, *isd permanent financing cannot be done
go. lons as agitation Is continued."
Mr, Harrlinaa's reniarks on financing were con
ptrued in Wall Street to mean that the Union pa
cific seas in need of funds and that he did not want
to see the market for new titles aped in th«
face of the new bond isene the read 5s understood
lo'l>e contemplating. While Sir. Uarrfsßai would
f*y"n'' ng as to the amount of the proposed bond
issue ct how soon it would b« ma<3f, it is Relieved
In basliJip circles, as already ■ lad in The Trib
ua\ t:;;-i it will be somewhere between % . .000.000
PROBING MYSTERIOUS MAINE DEATH.
Fojcboro, Maine, Feb. Ml— B] mutual agreeim-nt
of "his attorneys and the county officials, the ar
raigr:m«-Et <it Herbert "Wooubury. the hotel lfH't^.-r.
Ifho is vnd» r arrest on the charge of murdering
hi* wife, will not take place until next Tuesday.
Tlie autopsy conducted by four physicians on the
isif'v of the victim, which w. found suspended by
a ropo from a doorknob in the unoccupied hotel
whkh TYoodbury closed fast after his wlf« disap
!*ir**> .last November, was resumed -l)-'.., . Dr.
W'fi'ittdfii BvcV 'testified that when the . body Was
found the back "f the n««:k *.-*« rr-sting on the
cord iri-i »her* were no marks on the rock to in
v_.^--» death by strangulation ;-'m the top*.
• PROGRESS OF AI'MIRAI EVANS* KATTI.KSHIP FLKKT.
It arrived at OHM, Tt ;. v«^terday.
KNOX WLNS FIRST POEfT
Race tcith La Folictte on Employers
[From The Tribune Bureau. ]
Washinrton. Feb. 20.— An interesting contest of
a type peculiarly characteristic of Presidential
years has been going on in the Senate between
Messrs. Knox and La Follette, each of whom is the
author of an employers* liability bill. Each of
these Senators is anxious that his bill should be
reported to the Senate and placed on the calendar
first. Mr. Knox had his bill referred to the Com
mittee on Judiciary, of which he is a member, and
which is the committee, which would naturally
consider such a measure. Mr. La Follette, who
did not like the complexion of the Judiciary Com
mittee, had his measure referred to the Committee
on Education and Labor. Both committees met
Jhe idea of the wide publicity which would at
tend public hearings appealed to the Senator from
Wisconsin and at to-day's meeting be Induced th*»
Labor Committee to set a part of to-morrow and
the next day for hearing? on his bill. Mr. Knox,
en the contrary, obtained the appointment of a
sub-committee of the Judiciary Committee to con
sider his measure and arranged for the sub-com
mittee to sit to-day and to-morrow. When $Lr.
La Follette learned this he was greatly chagrined,
for it doubtless means that the Knox bill will be
reported to the Senate and go on the calendar
Saturday noon, while, public hearings having been
announced, it will be impossible for the Labor
Committee to report the La Follette measure until
after the hearings on Saturday, and so Mr. Knox
appears to have won the first trick in this inter
There is little doubt, of course, that the. Knox
bill will be the one finally adopted by the Senate,
both because it is the measure approved by the
rYe^ident and because of the great confidence
■ . Senators repose In the legal ability and
Bound sense of the former Attorney General. It is
stir, too early to forecast the fate of the biil in
the House, where the leaders are opposed to this
legislation, although they may deem it Inadvisable
openly to antagonize the measure on the eve of a
FORMER STOESSEL SERVANT SUICIDE.
Faints on Hearing of Prussian General's Sen
[ By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Hartford, Conn.. Feb. 88. — Amelia Karris, who
was formerly a servant in the family of General
Stoessel, committed suicide by inhaling illuminat
ing f;,s in bet room to-night shortly after being
informed that the Russian general had been sen
tenced to death.
She seemed to be very fond of her former mas
trr. and. when to.d of the decision of the court
martial, t^he fainted and then retired to" her room.
She was wcrking here for Joseph Silver, of No. 22
TIED STUDENT TO TREE IN BLIZZARD.
Hazers in Hedding College Will Be Brought
to Punishment by Faculty.
[By Velegn** to The Tribune. 1
GaleaburK, 111., Feb. 20l— As Uu result of being
tle<l to a tree in a lonely snot in Heddine Coi
j. p Park, at Abingdon. during the )>lizzard
on Tuesday night Clarence Robinson, a student,
is j-uffering from exposure, although not dan
gerously injured. He was seized from behind
by matked students, who gagged and bound
him. He struggled several hours before be
'■.;::;.-elf from the tree, and because of
njambnf-ss he iva? then unable to untie the rope
that secured hi.s feet, and i\as forced to crawl a
rahle distance through the heavy snow.
The H'dding faculty ha^ tak' n up the case
and promisee to punish the hazers. She student
body say the hazing was spite work. Robinson
cannot Identify his assailants.
SWINDLED. COMMITTED SUICIDE.
IBy Telegraph to Th» Tribune. J
Pittsbtirg, Feb. 30.— Relatives in East ritts
burg of Joseph Miller, thirty-two years old, a
foreman in th Westinghouse plant, who had
supposed that be was in Germany, discovered
to-day that he committed suicide at a hot**] In
Jersey City on January 28.
■ Miller started to visit his old horn", in '.Jer
many with a return trip ticket and $400 In
money. At Jersey City he met ■ man who told
him that he was likewise going to Germany on
the steamship Z^land. The stranger said be
bad $2,0< v > in a tin box, and advised Miller to
place his money in the box, too. When Miller
opened the box he found 11 was tilled with
paper, and he killed himself.
INJURED BY AX IN QUARREL.
[By ' Tbe Tribune]
Boston, Feb. SL— Dr. Georgn A. Brouttlet, until
■urs .igo professor In the Harvard dental
after a quarrel, la which bis brother-in-law,
l^. I.uce. was i.;t in the bead with an ax
rebably fatally Injured, arrested to-night
Mr. and Mrs. Broulllet, the polio say, were having
a quarr'-! in th< ir apartment in flu exclusive bOtel
on Commonwealth avenue, when buoa Interfered
..ii<l BroutUet, it is alleged, pike.i up the ax and
";..t hbo wtth ii. Luce was tak'a ts tl ■ hospital
.-. fractured iku!L
NEW HAVEN DENTIST A SUICIDE.
New Haven, . Feb. 20.— Dr. George 11. Lloyd, a
retired dentist, ended his life early to-day by tak
ing carbolic acid. He came here a few years ago
from Home, N. V.
GRANTS CERTIFICATE TO BACK.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune. I
Corning. K. v, Fob. Justice W. W. lark
at an adjourned special term of the Supremo
Court granted to-day a certilie.ate of reasonable
doubt to A W. T. Back, former treasurer of
Broome County, recently convicted of grand lar
ceny in appropriating money of Uroomc County.
Pail was lixed at J"'"»*
David Graham Phillips is the author of "Jack
«~Bn«ll*M"6 P'Jil." a sh^rt story in next Sunday's
Magazine Section of The Tribune.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. F*flUY. fEBBUARY tt t*>
FLEET REACHES CALLAO
(ontiDued from first paife.
western entrance to the strait wen quickly lost
The warships then had fog for four days, dur
ing which time they kept in touch by the sound
of their whistles. On the fifth day the -weather
cleared and remained fine until the fleet steamed
into Callao this morning.
The Chilian cruiser Chacabuco. with Admiral
Simpson, of the Chilian navy; John Hioks. the
American Minister to Chili, and a Chilian dele
gation of welcome on board, came out of Punta
Arenas with the American vessels and accom
panied them until February 11. when she put
Into Talcahuano to report, *>he returned and
joined the fleet on the 12th, accompanied by
three Chilian torpedo boats, the Capitan Thom
son, the Capitan Munoz clarnbrera and the
Capitan O'F.rif-n. Those four vessels escorted
the fleet to Valparaiso, which port was made
on the 14th. There the American warships wer9
reviewed by President Montt of Chili. The re
\i.\\ nff Valparaiso was made in response to an
argent request from the Chilian officials, and
the visit was a gnat success. It afforded much
satisfaction to the Chilian people as well as to
the officers and men of the American fleet.
<">n the morning of February l."> the fleet was
off Coquimbo, Chili, and here the people also
crowded the headlands to witness the passing of
the vessels and give expressions of their wel
come. The fleet fully appreciated the int^re.-^t
shown by the Chilian people at both the ports.
From Coquimbo the vessels headed direct for
On the morning of February IS a wireless
message was received announcing the presence
of the Peruvian cruiser Coronel Bolognesi and
extending the welcome of the Peruvian govern
ment and the people. The Coronel Bolognesi
escorted the fleet into Callao, having joined thin
American vessels on the morning of February
19. The Peruvian cruiser Ahnlranto Gran was
In Callao when the American vessels entered,
and the usual salutes were exchanged.
The welcome extended by the people of Callao
was' most enthusiastic. Vast erovds had come
down from Lima the night before, and the docks
and headlands were throng'-d. Both Callao and
Lima are in holiday attire, and the only topic of
conversation i.-- the brilliant .-pectacle. presented
by the American armada as the white warships
swung into port this morning and the extensive
programme of hospitable entertainment that had
be^n arrnng^d by the Peruvian authorities and
people for the American visitors during their
ADMIRAL EVANS'S CONDITION
Not Permanently Disabled. Department
Washington. Feb. While "not yet for
mally advised by Rear Admiral Thomas that
he baa assumed command of the Atlantic fleet,
the officials of the Navy Department were ex
pecting some such announcement as that made
by the press on the basis of preceding reports
of the condition of Rear Admiral Evans. These
reports do not indicate that the admiral is suf
fering from any permanent incapacity. He is
simply again a victim of period attacks of
rheumatic gout, from which be has suffered for
many years and which are the result of the
injury he received at Fort Fisher in the Civil
War. Before he sailed from Hampton Roads
Admiral Evans was confined to his stateroom,
or to the llagship at least, for he managed to
get about the Connecticut with surprising ac
tivity considering his disability, so that nearly
all of the heavy social duties incident to the
gathering of the big fleet and its departure de
volved on his subordinate admirals. But Evans
himself, even confined -to his bed or his invalid
chair, with a clear head, in spite of his suf
fering, directed nearly all the details connected
with the assemblage and sailing of the fleet.
His condition improved materially on the voy
age southward from Hampton Roads, but pru
dence prevented him from accepting the boun
teous hospitality and numerous dinners at
Trinidad and Rio. He managed to got ashore
one day at the latter port, and was reported to
have improver! when h<- arrived at Punta
Arenas, but officers familiar with his old at
tacks believed that this one, from its severity.
would last several weeks longer. Nevertheless,
they fully expect that before the fleet enters
Magdalona Bay Admiral Evans will again be in '
condition to give personal attention to the rec
ord target tiring which is to take place there.
Mrs. Marshall, a daughter of Admiral Evans,
received a dispatch from him to-day, saying
that he was well and still on duty.
BIG MAIL FOR THE SHIPS.
Officers and Men Delighted at Hearing from
Callao, Feb. 20.— The hearts of the officers and
the in.li of the Beet were made glad soon after
the arrival of the ships her.', for 887 mail bags,
containing messages from home, were immediately
put on board for distribution. Dispatches to tho
number of four hundred and fifty also were dis
tributed, and as the Central Cable Company admits
gratis to the United States the replies to dis
patches to tbs odsoers, the movement at the cable
ollice to-day was tremendous. Almost every man
on the ship was rejoicing over the receipt of news
from his family.
General Kl.'spuni. the Minister of War, paid as
official visit to Hear Admiral Kvans, on the flagship
Connecticut^ and expressed his deep regret at the
admiral's illness. Visits wero exchanged during
th« day between other officials of the government,
and the naval representatives.
Severs! of tho vessels went outside early In the
afternoon for manoeuvres, and gun exercise. The
auxiliary Culgoa will proceed .il .an early date to
BOGUS VOTES, 30,000.
PLAX FOR CLEAN BALLOT.
Republican Committee Reports —
State Convention on April 14.
President Parsssa of the Republican County
Committee announced last night' from the plat
form that the Republican State Convention
probably would be held on Tuesday. April 14.
ana that the state committee would meet on
Saturday; March 7. for the calling of the state
convention. * •
The time of the committee, at the Murray Hill j
Lyceum, was largely taken up by ex-Assembly- j
man E. R. Finch, who read a report from tho
special committee of seven on election frauds,
which was forecast in The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Finch said that the fraudulent vote In this
city never falls below thirty thousand, and in
important elections far exceeds that number, j
He said that the fraudulent voting was made
possible by the lack of personal Identification of
the voters. After reviewing at length the sys
tematic rascalities practised at the polls on days
of registration and election, the report says:
An absolute means of identification would be to
require the thumb print system of eacb •J£2S r \] .
p3Sy\ Smpie^n^Ss'of laSUS? ™*
E*deto«H of any other IjHA^^g g«
residence, would require the ww P*™" J ' .
the name on the registry book to %•« c «•"»•• | if ,;.
Flection Day This m itself wouM br ,i aecia<
eafn because the class of people who are employed
the actull ballot thieve. ts such thai »to obvi
ously difficult to procure the same i"; l:i1 "' ' ' to v , te
name on tlie hook on registration day and to \ote
the same on Election Day. .
Your committee does not feel at this time that It
wishes to go the length of reeommendiiiK such a
complete system of identification, because it be
lieves that the method which will be hero recom
mended is sufficient to at least warrant Us trial,
and that it will be attended with no inconvenience
Your committee therefore recommends that two
columns be added to the columns in the registra
tion books, and that the same two columns be arm
ed to the columns now in the poll book In in.
first of these two additional columns shall be stated
the full name of the tenant or householder wit"
whom the elector resides, and in the second addi
tional column, b*ing the last column In the reg
istration and poll books-, respectively, shall be
printed above each line the following: The fore
going statements are true." and the elector shall
be required to sign his name below the above sen
tence, in the register of electors made by the chair
man o» the board of inspectors, and on election
Day in one of the poll books.
The committee recommends a list of close
questions? which would make it difficult for a
"floater" to remember on Election Day if he
tried to repeat what he said on registration
day. The answers made on registration day
shall not be turned to on Election Day until
the voter makes answer to all of the questions.
If the voter Is not illiterate, a ctaViparison of
the signatures of the voter made on registration
and election days shall be permitted to all of
the watchers, and the right to challenge the
voter shall exist until the ballot shall have been
deposited in the ballot box.
Then follow proposed rigid requirements for
keepers of lodging houses and apartments which
usually hart>or floaters.
Continuing, the report says:
Your committee recommend that the size of the
ek-tion district be reduced by W0 from that now
required so that instead of 5M th" same shall be
MO. The necessity for more adequate Identification
makes it obviously necessary to attend to the same
more carefully and to consume more time m so
C lt fc hoped that eventually the penalties coming
from the convictions may be paid to an association
which may be formed by public spirited citizens
to insist upon the carrying out of the laws to pro
tect the ballot, and that these penalties may go to
support such a cause. By way of example are the
fines now given to the Anti- Policy Society, which
has succeeded in .stamping out the came of policy.
It appears to be evident that the best way to se
cure the enforcement of any needed law is to have
an unofficial association watch the administration
The superintendent of the metropolitan election
district should be enabled to place a. deputy in bach
election district where fraud is known to occur,
whose duty it should be to know the voters of that
flection district and be personally present on reg
istration and Election days, and we recommend
that an increased appropriation be made to said
office of .superintendent of the metropolitan elec
tions district to enable said office to adequately per
form its duties.
The report was referred to the executive com
mittee for a special hearing before the next
meeting of the county committee.
James Yereance asked by what authority the
framers of the report asserted that thirty thou
sand fraudulent votes were ca>;t year by year.
He said that if the charge could not be proved
it was a most unfortunate thing to say. Mr.
Finch stoutly defended his report, saying that
the committee had understated the facts, and
could satisfy Mr. Tereance privately that every
thing contained in the report was true. John
Henry Hammond, corroborator! Mr. Finch, say
ing that in one year, when alcCullagb Mas
State Superintendent of Elections, itt least
thirty-five thousand crooked votes were cast.
Mr. Hammond, reporting for the committee on
financial legislation, asked that the committee's
printed report tie referred back to the committee
for amendment. It is understood that the in
troduction of the Aldrich bill has prompted
changes in the report.
ANOTHER OHIO DISTRICT FOR TAFT.
(By TVleKraph toTbc Trihur:*- )
Bryan, Ohio, Feb. Bs.— Secretary Taft anneled
two more Ohio Congress district delegates to the
Republican National Convention In the oth Dis
trict convention here to-day. The delegates are
John D. Hill, of Montpener, and W. H. Daly, D*
Van Wert Their instructions are -to vote for Taft
as long as he is a candidate. Koni'.ci Congressman
\Y. W. Campbell, of Napoleon, defeated two jreara
ago by Congressman Ansberry, was nominated fo?
Congress, though he declared a willingness to let
any one else make the run in this Democratic dis
When the delegates to the Republican convention
of the Bth District took the #£d ballot at Mary.-
ville to-day to elect a successor !■• Congressman
Cole there was no break from the deadlock of yes
terday. Rumors of adjournment t" another city In
the district are rife.
MARYLAND INDORSEMENT FOR TAFT.
Annapolis, i". h. -•• t\\p RepubUcas members of
the Legislature met this aft< moon and adopted
resolutions unanimously Indorsing the policies oj
President RooseveM and favoring Secretary Taft
for President. The resolutions as at first presented
pledged the delegates and Senators to use :«ll hon
orable means for Taft'a nomination, but this was
eliminated before their adoption.
MR. FAIRBANKS TO SPEAK.
Wasbtagton, Feb. 2*. — Vice-Presldtat Falrbankti
to-day accepted mi Invitation to make the addrevo
at the derllcatkm of tin monument erected by
George lflddleton, of Chicago, to the memory of the
Union soldiers of Jefferson county. Indiana, in the
city of Madison. The dedication will occur in the
latter part of May.
PARSONS ON CONGRESS BILLS.
Representative Herbert Parsons will address the
Republican Club of the 29th District at No. 50 Bast
&9th street to-night, on ■'Important Legislation Now
Fending in Congress." it will be th.- regular
monthly meeting of the club. W. Holden Weeks,
president of the club, will preside
BIG SCHOONERS IN OCEAN RACE.
Vineyard Haven, Mass.. Feb. 20.— The six
masted schooner Alice M. Lawrence passed here
this afternoon, the leader in a race of eight of
the largest five and six masted schooners from
Baltimore for Boston. The Lawrence was fairly
staggering under all sail before ■ strong north-
WeSt breeze, but it was thought that she would
be compelled to anchor for the night under the
Handkerchief Shoal, which might enable some
of her competitors to catch up with her. It being
the custom for all deeply laden vessels to pass
through, Pollock Hip Slue during daylight
• The other vessels which started in the race
were the Fannie Palmer, Marcus L. Urann,
Samuel J. Goueher, Henry O. Barrett and Gov
ernor An\es, all five-masters and the Eleanor A.
Percy and Addle M. Lawrence, six-masters.
The Alice M. Lawrence was the fifth of the
-BOTTLED AT /THE &'REXOE'Ry r :
Knickerbocker, R.uppiner and Extra Beer.
Telephone ii2b-7gth Street
Third Avenue. 90th to 92d Street. N. Y.
At Hotels. Restaurants and Dealers. Ask Your Grocer.
OUTLOOK FOR HUGHES
A. B. HUMPHREY UOVKIVL.
National Secretary Confident of
Victory as He Starts West.
Andrew K. Humphrey, secretary of the
Hughes National League, started for Chicago
yesterday afternoon on the Limited to arrange
for the opening of the Hughes Western head
quarters, perfect arrangements for the conven
tion and. incidentally, see that Important people
an- brought into touch with the Governor when
he makes his speech there to-morrow evening.
-The storm centre," said Mr. Humphrey, as he
stepped aboard the train at the Grand Central,
•is no longer in the South. The West is now
centre stage. There will be the field of our
activities for the next few weeks.
• New England is 'won for Hughes. There is
not h single state delegation there that will be
Instructed for Mr. Taft. and. if you except Sen
ator Lodge, his son-in-law. Mr. Gardiner, and
possibly Senator Frye, of Maine. I do not know
a single strong Congressional leader who is to
day not in line against the third term, whether
it takes the form of Taft or Roosevelt.
-What about the South? The battle there is
won. We gobbled up another district in Ala
bama yesterday-the tith-although not a line
appeared in the papers about it this morning,
because for the moment Mr. Taft seems to have
a call on the local correspondent there. Outside
of Tennessee, where wt are going to have a hot
tight on account of the skilful leadership of my
Old political friend, and present enemy. General
Clay Evans, we shall round up Dixie without
serious difficulty. There hi not money enough
in Wail Street, nor patronage enough in the
federal government, to bring delegations from
the South unfriendly to Senator Foraker. He is
a veritable hero from the Virginias to Texas. •
"Almost the only places in the Elast where we
have trouble ahead are New Jersey and Mary
land New Jersey has been organized in the in
terest of Taft from the top down-that is to
say the leaders, possessed with the idea that
Governor Fort may capture the Vice-Presi
dency, have endeavored to deliver the state to
the administration. We are going to organize
it from the bottom up. and when we get
through we don't believe that there will be quite
<=o much confidence on the part of Brother Bar
ber and his friends as to the solidity of Jersey
on the third term proposition.
••We have only started in at Maryland. w ith
the colored vote there and the prospects of Jim
Crowism we will bring this out all right. I
think. It has gone Taft thus far by default.
"Virginia? Why. that was supposed to be
signed, sealed and delivered to the administra
tion But we -shall carry three districts, and I
am inclined to think, from our reports this
morning, even more. But our Washington head
quarters are looking after that and are on the
job.* establishing Western headquarters in Chi
•ln establishing Western headquarters in I hl
cago are you not intruding upon Speaker Can
"Oh, no: We scrupulously respect the boun
daries of every state having a favorite son. We
have been importuned to go into Pennsylvania
again and again, but we have resolutely re
frained from encouraging any work there, di
rectly or Indirectly, while Senator Knox re
mains in the field.
•1 am not going to do a thing in Illinois ex
cept to hire ofttees in Chicago and do our West
ern, Northwestern and Southwestern work from
there. Of course; 1 am going to see Brother
'Sam' Raymond fad try to persuade him not to
allow 'L'nde Joe's* enthusiastic followers to
crowd us out of the convention galleries, but.
beyond that, Illinois is a sealed volume to the
Hughes people, as it is to Mr. Fairbanks, Sen
ator Forak«r, and the representatives of the
"Anything to say about Ohio?"
"1 am glad you mentioned Ohio, because the
popular conception of things there is simply
ridiculous. It is true that the Taft people car
ried the primaries. They couldn't do anything
else. Senator Foraker refused to contest them.
and the result is that at the Taft state con
vention four delegates-at-large were nominated.
A lot of silly stuff was printed East and West
that the state would be solid for Tuft. This is
nonsense. Five district conventions have been
held since, and of the five two hay* been carried
easily for Senator Fosaker — that is -to say. out
si.!.- of the delegates-at-large he has carried 4<>
per cent of the districts thus far. Does that
look as if Ohio was to be held solid for the
Secretary of War?
••President Woodford will go into New Eng
land next week andMnto the South next month.
The national headquarters will remain under
Chairman Milholland'a direction. He has de
rided to give, his whole. time and attention to it.
You know he has been withdrawing from busi
ness for the last year and is prepared to give
his entire attention to the Governor's campaign
until his election to the Presidency, which, to
my mind. is as certain as anything can be in
"Wall Street? . Yes. I know Wall Street is
said to be against US, but we can't help that.
We must stagger along as best we can tinder
such afflictions. You remember what 'Billy'
Mason said to McKinley: 'Nobody i? for you
but the people.* That is the case with Hughes."
GOV. HUGHES STARTS FOR CHICAGO.
Albany, Feb. 20.— Governor Hughes left for Chi
cago at 10:45 o'clock to-night, to speak at the meet-
Ing of the Union League Club, of that city, Satur
day morning and to attend the banquet of the club
in the evening. The Governor expects to be back
at the Capitol Monday morning.
HIS NATIVE COUNTY FOR CANNON.
Greensboro, N. C. Feb. 20.— Joseph G. Cannon,
of Illinois, was indorsed for Pr^ldent this after
noon by the Republicans of Guilford County, of
which he is a native, by the adoption of the fol
lowing resolution: ' < ■
Resolved, That for the next President of the
United States we unequivocally express our pref
erence for and pledge our unwavering support to
that sturdy, broad minded statesman whose modest
patriotism, earnest endeavor, unquestioned busi
ness judgment, unimpeachable integrity and dis
tinguished .services through forty years <>f con
spicuous public' life have endeared him to all
true Americans — Joseph t't Cannon, of Illinois
OFF FOR HEARST LEAGUE MEETING.
Thirty-four member* " ! the Kastern delegation
el the Independence. League National Conference,
which Is to be held In Chicago on Saturday, left
this city last night iii a special car. Charles K.
Qehring, one of the delegates, said that between
here and Chicago they would pick up other dele
gations. The conference in Chicago, he said, noulil
be for ii discussion of the policies of the Inde
"Letters from a New Congressman's Wife" will
end in next Sunday's Tribune. The last is b? no
means the least of this clever nerles, uud that v
caylng a great deal. •
PLAN ANOTHER COKEY S ARXY.
"Hoboes Our Best Apostles, Says Socialist
in Discussing the Project.
'■:■■ T?!ejrrap!» •a>Tba TriboE«.l
Cleveland. Feb. 3>.— Jacob Coxey, now a osssssm*
aire. noted as the leader of the march on Wash
ington of Coxey's Army, Is being besought to lead
another march on tfta national capital by the un
"We are Arsanizintr a national army of unem
ployed." jaßWalter J. Millard. of Cincinnati, mem
ber of a national committee of socialists. "We ar«
trying to* relieve the pressure in cities and to stop
crime. We plan ,i march on Washington. If mm
make that march Jacob Ceswy may lead i;.. II» Ii
being approached on the matter. Many «f our
members are hoboes. A hobo is not a tramp — *
hobo does odd jobs. Alt hoboes are socialists— our
THINK HES J. FULTON ROGERS.
Officers Accuse Prisoner of Being: Pal of
Blackmur and Miss Van Arsdalc.
Charged with • •tine in concert with the much
arrested Horace A. ■taekaassi and Edna. Van a-»
dale in swindling a number of people oat of sum*
of money at No. IS Broadway under th* name of
the J. Fulton Ropers Company rssg December.
190T, and January. W. a man calling himself C. A.
Stephens was arrested la.""t evening- He ha 3an
office at No. Da Nassau street. He was arrested
in the Produce Exchange Building at the request
of Po^totllce Inspector Kin aid.
The an —l niousrht to lisrht that Edna Van Ars
dale, whs baa been arrested on three charges witn
in the month, had h*<-n taken before United States
Assistant District Attorney Bir-i and had made a
statement which the federal authorities considered
valuable, :tftd which led them to believe that C. A.
Stephens was the real J. Fulton Rosrers. in whose
name the alleged swindles had been perpetrated.
After talking with Mr. Bird ycftcrtfay Miss Van
Arsdale was taken before Commissioner Shields
and paroled. Blackmur is now in Ludiow street
jail for failure to pay alimony.
THINKS INTERIOR 07 EARTH PEOPLED
Arctic Author Says World Is Hollow and
Open at Both Ends.
Sixteen members of the Arctic dub ar.d others
interested met last night at the home of William
Reed, at No. a West -M street, and discussed son*
polar theories. Mr. Reed read a paper in which h»
Th«» earth is hollow and the pole? so long sought
are but phantoms. There are openings at oa
northern and southern extremities. In the trter
are vart continents, oceans, mountains and rW»
Vegetable and animal life are evident in this na-wn a -w
world, and it is probably peopled by races yt un
known to the dwellers upon I is earth's exterior.
Captain B. S. Osbom. secretary of the ,-- -
Club, and who was a war correspondent witt: Ad
miral KamtKiit at the battle of New Orleans, read
a paper touching on the disappearance of Andr^e.
the Arctic balloonist.
AFTER SPARKHILL BLACK HANBER
-Police Expect Soon to Catch Man Who
Frightened Family Away.
IBv IMaaaaaa to The TrtbTsne.T
Nyack. N. V. Feb. 3a — T police of this pia'-«
say that within twenty-four hours they will arrest
the man who wrote the BUrk Baa letters tr>
Wesley A. Kipp. the grocer of Sparkhill. N. T.
who was forced to leave town on Tuesday with
Mi family. Chief of Police Hick»y is convince**
*hat the man is a Orman. and he ha* an secants
description of him. It became known yesterday
that Henry C. Srhu**s*ter. a merchant of Sp&rkhdi
also received a letter from a Mark hander. crti'ii
tag him to deposit a sum of money in the trr*
trunk near Mr. Klpp'i place, where the latter wai
to place his money.
Acting under the order of Chief Rickey. *W
was secreted in a house near th»- trf«\ Mr. Kir^
deposited $*■*>. but Mr. Schueste* failed to totfll
his part. Two of Chief Itickey's offlcers. who were
near the place where the money was left, failed f"»
secrete themselves svspsi and the suppose!
black hander turned back when he saw them and
escaped through the woods.
Mr Klpf/s .tor. is closed, and no word has been
received from him or his wife. They took an Lrla
train for New York on Tuesday.
ITALIAN LINE SHOWS NEW STEAMER.
The llaisjaaliai Generate Ttaliana s;uvc a dinr.rr
to its agents and shippers last nisht en its ne»
steamer Dei degli AJ PB irtricb arrived here on
Monday on her maiden passage from Naples. "W iu
la,, Hartfleld. of Hartfleld. Solar! & To.. «S«t3
for the line, was Uaaliaiisr. He said that ■»>-«•
the company made provision for a. limited r.unwer
of cabin passengers on all its new steamers, srestf
care and expense had been expended to give ti -
steerage passengers the best se.rvlce a modern
transatlantic liner could offer. Captain Anzaldo. o.
th« Abruzzi. proposed ■ toast to "Italy, th* Great
est Country ml the Past, and th»- United Stmte*
the Greatest Country of the Future/* Among tha
other speakers were, Julius XL Mayer. ex-Attoniey
General: Frank Frugone. editor of fee -BoOeMno
.lella Sera." and Antonio Zucca. of the Italian
Chamber of Commerce.
MR. MELLEN GOES TO WASHINGTON.
President Metlen of the New Haven mud left '"*
city for Washington lust evcnlnsr on ■ ir:p which
Is supposed to have some bearin? en PretWtw
Roosevelt's attitude toward th<« reduction of ware*
Planned by the i alii is I system? of ttw eonattT-
President Mullen received a rjessai* in *" a.l'*z
noon from Washington calMnp him thews
PURE FOOD BOARD APPOINTED.
Washington. Feb. »— *** President t-^S»v an
nounced the. selection of ■ board of ■assBSWBi ■
aid the Department of Agriculture m passes *■
the suits based on the u?e of ksajaasßßl of - :■ ™-
Phir and other preservatives in foods. Th« beard
is as follows: Dr. Ira Remsea, president "f**"*
Hopkins University: Dr. John Russell Chittes>i*a
of Yale University; Dr. John H. Longr. of Ncarf'
western University; Dr. Alonzo ■ Taylor, of '■■"
University of California, and Dr. C. A. Herter. of
the College of Physicians ana Burgeons, of N*w
A big retail market adver
tises that it has installed
additional telephone facilities
and organized a special tele
phone order department, with
quick deliveries* for its tele
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