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Rumors of Sultan's Deposition —
Ottoman Finances Affected —
15,000 Homeless.
Constantinople, April -3. — The advance of th*
concentrated army of investment began this af
ternoon. "While the favored troops of the Con
stantinople garrison were giving homage to the
Sultan en Tildir Hill, there was a forward
movement of the Constitutional forces on that
■lie of Fer*. to within two and a half miles of
the Tild'.x Kiosk. Cavalry -went out to recon
>ltre. and pquads were cent to picket th*
bridges across the Sweet Waters. A party of
fifty American travellers, just arrived, who were
driving in carriage* in that direction were
turned back by horsemen. Infantry was then
observed advancing, and rumors spread through -
rut the city that the army was about to enter
.»■. capital and that fighting -was inevitable
There was a. veritable panic, with much run
cleg to end fro and cries of alarm. Shopkeepers
to a large part of Fera. and Galata put up their
•hutter*. The British Ambassador, Sir G. A.
Lowther,. waar caught in the, swirling crowd near
toe embassy. and hundreds of frantic peon 1 ."
ponrefi Into the embassy compound, imploring
tsyhim. The gates of the embassy were closed
«itn difficulty, but It Tra« late In the afternoon
before the refugees ■crer*. reassured «nd sent
homeward. The outpost* of the invaders re
mained within about two miles of the palace to
night. On that side th« city Is entirely open, th*
fortification* hav'njr t"»#n planned to resist 8"
approach by "water.
It is reported to-night that during the absence
cf the cavalrymen at the EelamlEk ceremony to-
Hi? their barracks at Daud Pacha, outside the
Stamboul walls, "were occupied by a battalion, of
■>■« EsJenica chasseurs, who posted pickets with
out the Inclosure. "When the cavalry returned
they tried to occupy their barracks, but failed,
two of them being -wounded In the struggle.
They then -went to quarters. The report of this
!ridrr:!sh ha* caused a. panic at Galata and Fera.
It Is tapossibl*. to say at the present time
jast what are the intentions of the leaders of
the Constitutionalists, ttdo represent two fac
t!o!if. the radical and. the conservative. Evi
dently the Constitutionalists are of two minds
r«jydlns the ruler of their country. The par
':sr:ertary deputies, who held sessions at: San
„ Wafer, o to-day, seem to be In favor of his
" It *rae repeated "her* to-day that at yester
day's secret session of the national assembly
150 deputies voted In favor of the. removal of
the Sultan. There were about 220 deputies and
"13 senators present et the cession.
Tie question has been raised whether this
-rote can t>* considered legal and whether the
6heilc-nl-Islam *rfll issue the decision neces
wry to sanction the action, of the assembly.
T>» attitude of the Eheik is eald to b- uncer
tain, •« be I* tinder the- Influence of divers ele
On the ether hand, th* splendid reception
which was accorded Oh Sultan to-day on his
ITpesrance in public was a graphic d^monstra
«©b cf -the fact that h!» majesty retains a
rtrong hold on th« hearts of his people. He was
acclaimed by thousands on his way from the
*a2e cf th« palace to the White Mosque outside
S3* walls of Tildiz Kiosk, while picked d*tarh
&eet» of troops. In their brilliant uniforms,
lined, lh» rout* and wtood at white, as though
to do his slightest bidding.
Ko cuaxaatee* cf any kind have been given to
th« Fultan by th» Constitutionalists, either with
regard to his retention on the throne, or the
■afe*y of his person. Th« Constitutionalists
i*r« practically control of the government, and
•?• i&kinte Tip a passive attitude toward the Sul
tea. Tewflk Pacha, the Grand Vlzlen, and his
associates In. th* Cabinet, have agreed to carry
oat th« wishes of th* parliament. General Mah-
Sfiaad Sohefket, who In a telegram to the Grand
Vijder to-day, styled himself commander In
ekief. of the army of Investment end of the
Ottoman fl«*t. i* now almost supreme in au
thority. In his communication, a copy of which
«•*« also Bent to the Sultan. th« Porte and the.
•various embassies, and was published to-night
** ft proclamation, General Schefket said:
Owing to recent corruption among the Im
perial Guard, the power of the government in
the capital was completely annihilated. In order
to restore and consolidate the authority of th«»
government, the Second and Third army corps
dispatched troops to Constantinople and placed
♦»"* at the head cf these forces, and also of
the r.ary. Pardon will be granted to repentant
•Midlers who submit, but those continuing t>
r«b»l will be punished without mercy.
Certain guilty individuals, apprehending chas-
U»«nent, have" spread reports that the army of
investment purposes to dethrone the Sultan. I
absolutely deny this allegation. If. during the
•Derations, agitators attempt to provoke
trouble*, they will be he'd responsible.
Tb« commanding general has sent a conslder
ib»S body of troops by steamer to Smyrna,
tlwnc* to E»ld-Bhehr and other strategic points
' ****** the railway leading from Constantinople.
'>» oaptnre refugees who may be wanted and to
*k"<rr« If troops from the remote districts make
*ny fcor* In the direction of th* capital, or if
*ara Is any rising of guerilla bands or fanatic*.
To-morrow Is pay day for the Constantinople
*°opt. Yesterday the treasury' was without
•efficient funds, and It was considered dangerous
>T th* Cabinet to leave the soldiers unpaid, ow- |
*f to th« possibility of riots and looting. Aia
laal resort the Minister of War hastily aura
«cced tb» ofllcials of the tobacco monopoly and
wise of the leading bankers, who have arranged j
» provide the funds.
Turfd«h fiances ha%e be* n seriously *.»!>- • ■ ;
**" r *c«at a«-«nta, b««i;lc« the Injury dsn« to the '
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To-day, fatr
To-morro« . fair; variahlr Miiirt*.
(rets Indefinite Leave of Absence —
No Successor Selected.
Washington, April 23 — An indefinite leave of
absence has been j?ranted to Robert Watchorn.
( "oinmissioner of Immigration at New York, ef
fective Monday next, and he will not return to
hi? post. This announcement was made ,-it the
Department of Commerce ar.d Labor to-. lay.
Despite persistent rumors that Herbert Knox
Smith. Commissioner of Corporations, will be
Mr. Watohorn's successor. Mr. Smith denied
that he had been selected. The statement was
made at the department that the question "f the
Buccessorahip is still under advisement.
Noted British Physicians to Test the
Doig Treatment.
London. April — Some of th* moat eminent
physicians of England, including the doctors of
the King, have, agreed to make a severe test of
what the discoverer. William Doig, says Is a
cure for tuberculosis.
Mr. Doig has been treating for ten years, free
of charge, persons suffering from tuberculosis
of the Joints, and according to the evidence of
various hospital physicians he hap had consid
erable success. T^ast year be tried Ms treatment
on a patient suffering from tuberculosis of the
lungs, under the observation of a well Known
London physician. This case bap been certified
as cored. It has been decided to take six con
sumption castes from the Tendon hospitals and
sllow Mr. Doig to treat them under the closest
The polg trAatmcnt consists of drawing the
disease from the lungs to the surface. A radius
of Inflammation is set up from the surface of the
skin to the lunp by means of chemical heat.
The pun travels to the surface through this ray.
which Is kept open, and all the pus ia drawn "'it
until the lung is clear.
Professor Foster, in Xeic Book, At
tacks Church.
Chicago. April 22. — a book entitled "The
Function of Religion in Man's Struggle for Ex
istence." which will be Issued to-morrow from
the University of Chicago Press, Professor
George Burnham Foster, who stirred up th«
clergy of the country three years ago with an
attack on certain tenets of Christian religion,
takes a new line of criticism.
Professor Foster advances th* theory that
God is "a symbol to designate th* universe In
its ideal achieving capacity." and that God was
r?ade by man. He ridicules p "creation out of
nothing" and what he term* "God's magic." end
"I am now trying to get the Church to see
that it has b^en on the wrong track with its
instinct of self-preservation, with Its dogging
the footsteps of science, blocking its every ad
vance; with its love for dogmas rather than Its
search for truth/ with its pride rather than Its
BSHIIUB with its clericalism rather' than ItS
humanism' with ft,« facing backward rather
than forward."
To Contain Photographs of Those
Who Cannot Buy Liquor.
[Bj T» : »«r»pb to Th» Ti tim— 1
pr.«to-i. April 23. Every fhlooh In Mastn
setts may soon have Its private portrait gal
lery. In It will be the photographs of those to
whom liquor may no longer be fold. The TfciF*.
of R*pr*Ee.nt»tives this morning, by a vote of
85 to 4&. passed to be engrossed the measure
providing for th* gallery. In its wording th*.
bill Is simple, but not so simple that it didn't
create a. big fight.
•Representative Vnderhill, of Som*rvill*, on*
of the stanch temperance rities of the i«taf* ( In
ppeaking against th* bill said it would requite
many weeks' wages even of a man who was
not a drunkard to g"t enough photographs to
inform every saloonkeeper In Boston.
Wines Served bj/ Harvard Club
Cause a Stir.
Morristown, N. J.. April 23. — County Prop*.
cutor Charles A- Ratlibun is making an investi
gation regarding the wine and liquor served at
the dinner given at the Morristown school on
April 8 in honor of Dr. Charles TV. Kllot, presi
dent of Harvard University, by th« Harvard
Club of New Jersey. There waa no license to
sell wines or liquors at the dinner, and the In
quiry Is being made into the legality of the
method by which the liquid refreshments were
It appears that prior to the. dinner blanks
■were sent to the guests with a request that they
order ln advance what wines and liquors they
might desire. There is a rumor that an extra
supply of wine was obtained at the dinner
which had not been previously ordered.
Mr. Rathbun said to-day that if he found that
the excise laws had been violated In any way
by those in charge of the dinner he would bring
the matter to the attention of the grand jury.
Among the guests at the dinner were Governor
Fort. Supreme Court Justice Bwayge, Circuit
Court Judge Frederick Adams, aMtstant Prose
cutor Thomns 1.,. Raymond, of Essex County;
Chancellor Mahlon Pitney and the Rev. Phile
mon Sturgib-. of St. Peter's Church, this city.
Xegro's Held Superior to That of
New York Politician. .
Philadelphia, Apr'i '22,. Professor Burt <;.
Wilder, of Cornell University, at tbe morning
session of the American Philosophical Society
meeting liere to-day, exhibited tne brains of two
•■iltuat^d white men and two obscure negroes,
rind pointed out the similarity Sn the formation
of each. H? nlso compared the brain of a negro
janitor in his collection with tiiat of n New-
York politician, and commented favorably on
that of the negro.
Dr. Edward Anthony Spitzka, another promi
nent authority on the brain, pointed out. how
ever, that the average brain of a negro is
emaller than that of the average white man's.
Both speakers deplored the difficulty of obtain
ing the brains of highly educated and normal
persons, and Dr. Keen, who presided, suggested
that the members' of th« society should will
thfcir brains for scientific purposes.
••OELATOUH" «;iv or Ale -.- • ■ Mil* fii; 1 ■
<-,* • nnd Lcmoa Sod- The very best Esibr*.. 1SO«.
William G. McAdoo Wins Applause
for Re pit/ to Attack — King Ed
-.card Sends Greeting.
The 123 d annual dinner of St. George's So
ciety at the Waldorf last night was distin
guished i>y a characteristic speech from Fred
erick w. Whitridge. receiver of the Third Ave
nue Railroad Company, In which lie reiterated
his contempt for the Public Service Commis
sion, and by a reply from William G. McAdoo,
president of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
Company. In which he took Issue with Mr.
Wliitridgc as to the need and value of the com
Mr. Whitridge's remarks, bo far as they could
be heard, v.ero listened to with ill concealed in
difference by those at the dinner, and on one oc
casion President E. K. BeddaU of the society
had to rap for order, so that Mr. Whitridge
might finish his speech. On the other hand. Mr.
IfcAdoo's defence of the commission and excep
tion to caustic remarks that Mr. Whltridge had
made about the newspapers were received with
spontaneous enthusiasm.
Taking Mr. Whitridge on his own subect, th*
defence of individualism and Its part in the
development of the country as scan in the
benefits conferred by corporations. Mr. Mc-
Adoo aroused enthusiasm when he said ho
hoped that the death knell of corporate indi
vidualism in defiance of law had been sounded.
Mr. Whitridge had referred to Mr. Roosevelt
as "an American patron saint who is now
hunting lions in Africa on the cowcatcher of an
American locomotive," but, while the reference
caused momentary laughter. Mr. McAdoo's
closing word? of r>rais=* for the ex-Pre?ident
evoked pronounced applause.
Lewis Nixon, who followed Mr. McAdoo. said
ha did not know whether Mr. Whitridge's re
marks were Intended as an expression of senti
ment made In good will or "the whinings of
one under the lash." At that there were also
audible manifestations of approval.
Seated with President E. K. Beddall on th*.
raised platform, behind which had been draped
the fiaes of the United - : t.<t^s and of St. George
and the • tf-arms of Great Britain and the
United States, were Courtenay W. Bennett,
British Consul G«n*ral; Mayor S*th Low,
representing the New England Society; William
i;. McAdoo, president of the Southern Society;
Frederick W. Whitr - Patrick F. Murphy.
Bishop Frederick Courtney. W. Butler Duncan.
pr<=sid«=nt of th* Pilgrims; Henry 8 Van Duz*r,
president of the Holland Society; Hart Lyman,
Cornelius A. Pugsley, of t'' c Sons of th* Ameri
can Revolution; Charles R. Miller, W. Carey
Banger, of the Society of Colonial Wars; George
Masse}', of the British Schools and Universities
Club; Dr. J. .i McPhe*. president of the Ca
nadian Society; K. Frater Muriro, president of
Ft. Andrews Society; G. H. Hardenburg. AMen
Freeman, of th» Huguenot Society . and Georg<
Morgan Lewis, of th* SI David's Society.
Toasts to the President and to his majesty
Edward VII were followed by a. cheer for the
heads of both nations, in which the asserahlaar*
joined with great enthusiasm, and by th* read
ing of a cable message from the. King, In which
i ... g#nt hi* g-v-ii wishes to th* members of th«
society and ■ telegram from Governor Hugh*?.
Th<*n q new version of "America" and "God
Save th* King." catted the "Anglo-Am
Anthem." was sung. Tnaae were th* words:
T»»» Ernplrei by lh« «»*. '
T,<! P »or!»« gr?ar «nfl f..
On* antii'm r>H"<
f>n» r«e» of 8i"-i*n* f«m«, .
On« tor«u». oim faith »• <■ '••
nnf Oed. whoe* glorious n*rri»
\«. a jov<» and praise.
Consul General Bennett, In exprefslpg- r*gr*t.
at the absence of Ambassador Brrce. paid a
tribute to the services which Mr. Br>"ce ren
dered in aiding to accomplish a settlemeni f.f.
all causes of disagrement between th* United
States and Canada and England, and ex
pressed th* belief that a similar harmony
would characterize th* relations of th* nations
In the future
Tn introducing Mr. Whltridge, Mr Reddatl
•-aid it v.as the firs* tinw that the society had
R receive! in a position wher« h« had to givo
op, and added that at least for once th* r e
celver would throw In a fr->« ride on the airship
of oratory. Looking at the r*i«»d design of Bt
George, on the souvenirs holding the Ices, Mr.
Whitridge said: "St. George rod« forth and
slew the dragon. To-day a certain American
paint Is speeding on a cowcatcher to slay lions
In Africa." Thin reference to the ex- President
caused a shout of laughter, but Mr Uhitridg*
did not digress, but start right in on his
talk, which was a defence of the part of th*
individual in the development of this country j
and a protest against over regulation of cor- j
pnrations as aimed at that beneficent Individ- j
Mr. Whitridge said that the revolt against in
dividualism found Its main outlet In a "perfect J
craze for regulation by statute or commissions
of everything and everybody." This country, he
said, produces on" hundred and fifty times as
many laws to govern eighty millions of people
as Great Britain finds necefsary for half that ;
number. He referred to a recent act repealing :
various laws of Scotland which had "ceased to \
be in force or were no longer deemed neces- !
sary.** and said:
Now I do not mean to Intimate that that fat» in
In store for our Public Service Commission, which j
is the latest fruit of this passion for regulation. j
and which, if It had nil the powers it desires, would
Htlfle pet It lon and suppress ail individuality, ex
cept their own. Hut you will expect me to say .
something about that commission. 1 am supposed !
to b>' In opposition to that honorable body, but on |
the whole we get along together pretty well. They i
are honest, conscientious men. I do what 1 can to
lighten their labors, and I can only hope that they
get as much amusement out. of me as I get out of I
I have said that, so far as the street railways of
this city are concerned, they have, notwithstanding
their great powers, actually accomplished nothing
at all but 1 am now bound to amend that state- !
meni They haw brought nine suits against me j
for the recovery of certain penalties, as t.i which I I
! shall have something to say after the. courts have |
decided them, and they have also deprived the i
people of a railroad from the Fordham Ktation to
the Zoological Gardens, and. In rash Ignorance of
Lord Mansfield's advice to the colonial judges, have •
written an opinion thereon which contains a colos- j
sal non sequltur. for they say in substance that
the road would be a creat public convenience and
„.,■•, i.-» .. .. ■.: by thousand!?, and therefore it ought .
not to be built. ' '
Mm i .. ii i...i.i ...i. i" i: is particular commission only
>, • way of illustrating the general dangers of ti — ■•
endeavors at governmental regulation. In the first
place. Us «'ff'>cl on the people themselves la evil.
It relieves them of the burden of thinking and act-
Ing for themselves. Even the newspapers are In- -
dined to say. when some difficult question arHen.
"Oh well, we have a Public Service Commission, '
so all is well." In the second place, the effect on
the commission ih"»l=er I- r 7 v ""'' T "V rjf*-'
now-er has always had a way of going to the heads
of people who were Intrusted with it. and forth
with they began to clamor for more from the same
Mr. Whlttridge related that til* commission,
having ordered improvements to some, cars on
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The llncsi tea in the frdrld is "Salada." At *U
rrnu» Trial packet lCc— Advt.
Charges Against Ken tuck a State
Witnesses Also To Be Dropped
— A Xoted Case.
Frankfort Ky.. April 23.— Governor Willson
to-day cleared the Kentucky court records of
j all charges growing out of the murder, in Jan
; vary, 1900. 'of Senator William Goebel. who
j was declared by the Legislature to have b«en
elected Governor, except those hanging over
state's evidence witnesses in the alleged con
He granted pardons to ex-Governor W. S.
| Taylor and Charles Finley. former Secretary of
I State, who have been fugitives In Indiana for
nine years: to John Powers, brother of Caleb
Power?, who is believed to be in Honduras; to
; Holland Whittaker. of Butler County: John
i Davis, of Louisville, and Beach Steele, of Bell
County, who did not flee the state.
Those over whom indictments are left hanging
are Wharton Golden, of Knoi County, now in
Colorado; Frank Cecil, of Bell County, now a
j railroad detective in St. Louis, and William H.
| Culton. of Qtvrsley County, said to have died in
the West recently. These cases, with the pos
sible exception of that against Cecil, will be
! dismissed, leaving Henry E. Youtsey. now serv
' ing a life sentence in the state penitentiary, the
only person to suffer for the assassination of
Reiterating the belief he expressed several
months ago when he pardoned Caleb Powers
and James B. Howard, that no one out Youtsey
had part in the murder, and that it was not a
: conspiracy, as the commonwealth charged.Gov
: ernor Willaoa fays in the memorandum at
tached to the pardons that he believes it a Msa
; i red duty" to pardon the men who n>d the
state, ah they "had the greatest reasons to be.
lieve" that they could not "have a fair trial.""
In extei ding clemency in the Taylor case, the
I Governor, after reviewing the election for Gov
ernor in 1899. and the contest instituted before
1 th«i Legislature by Senator William Goebel, says
that when the Powers and Howard applications
for pardon were presented to him a public
hearing was held, and lie became thoroughly fa
miliar with the whole case of the prosecution
and defence He continues:
After that hearing the whole «««*/*•"!]!?
trials, with the opinion of the Court, of ApP^K
was faithfully real, and after gi-ir.g these _ wses
th- most, Impartial consideration ~ h <£ the
*arnp«.t wish and purpose to decide rightly could
civ.* them I reached the firm and earnest
hfWet that Powers and Howard were not guilt>.
uditaraedabe pardons. The study o : thes*
records constrained me to believe to th? v
Husion of a doubt that Howard did not fire the
sasssj : killed Goebel or t^P^
Th „, ■, , „,. | n ill of the fA ' ir J ria! ;, ,
Po^r, and th* three trials of Howard by w»i« h
th «^ pr o-*rutl«n In any way attempted to con
n-rt Governor Taylor with the murder ™£™
testimsny at to his writing to s*t.j^J"l .n^
„, t, v. •-• to kill William Goebe. arA
SSSn, •*' Howard. «I to* reg
that lettei did come to Frankfort <=nf r^a «
th. plot snd eomwitted fh«mwd« „,
Bui Howard did not amity «l «'»li>« Gwarnor
taytor eoald not hp guUt; at getting Howari
lO jfc?rts. l fc£*lSiSa! rtu* -< the reports
of all of the trials; and from my "JS^Jff**? l
political exrttetnent -v? ggss
but for political •xritrm«>nt and passion.
Governor Taylor h«d the greatest reasons to
believe that be could not have a fair trial, that
lie would he thrown from his position of Got.
, rnor of this commonwealth Into 1 the common
laTl and that he would be forced to trial before
rWtiSan Juo- under conditions which mM
»ive him no chance for a Just decision. i P,ndent
He n?d a tnily. all wholly dependent
on his tabor decided that ft was his dutj
not t" submit to a trial under those conditions.
aiiH he went to Indiana
Got« Taylor's experience has been one
of the saddest In th« history of the common
wealth Ip 1599, h«> was H*cted Governor of
Kentucky and reached^the greatest honor that.
e0,,1d have been within his brightest hopes. H*
«-as fulfilling the duties faithfully when this
tragedy and he storm of feeling fo owing Jt
ruln*d the crowning glory of a useful lif*. over
thrmv . elected state government and put in
prril th» safety of the people.
;n T»>cr«r l - to Th« rrtbtin* '
Indianapolis. April Ex-Governor W. 6
Taylor and Charles Fmley, former Secretary of
State of Kentucky received the news of their
pardons In the Goebel cases with preat Joy this
evening; To-night they Joined in a statement
in which they declared that the pardons Issued
; irP evidence that th^r^ is still "a God In Israel."
•i ■■ r statement follows in part:
Thf final ending by Governor Willson of the
terrible reign of wrong and persecution of inno
cent nun in Kentucky Is to ..ur minds an added
nronf thai there is "a God in Israel." and thai
right will not remain forever on th* scaffold,
nor wrong forever on the throne. The long
sunny is over nt last Kentucky now ends tho
persecutions begun nine years ago in her name.
Mr Taylor said that, while he would lik« to
visit Kentucky, he would never make it his
home ll° has established a law practice In
Indianapolis, and lias made business connections
thai are permanent. "I have no Immediate plan
to return to Kentucky, even for a visit." he said.
Mr. Finley will soon return to Kentucky to
visit his aged parents at WUHamsburg.
The mysterious murder of William «.;o«»rwl took
place on January 30, innn, when Kentucky was on
„ verKf of nil Int'-rii.Tiu conflict over the outcom*
of .-, hotly contested •lection between William Goo-
Bei, Democrat, and William S. Taylor, Republican:
Taylor was elected by many thousands, even after
the calendar of election frauds had been exhaust
ed. Goebel contested the election vigorously. An
appeal to a Democratic election board proved un
a vailing.
As a last resort, Goebel moved to have the Leg
islature unseat Taylor and his colleagues. During
the ensuing excitement, while hundreds of moun
tain men were In Frankfort, Goebel was shot.
The next day, by direction of the Legislature.
William Goebel on his deathbed who sworn In as
Governor end J. C. W. Beckbatn took the oath as
Lieutenant Governor. Then daring the Investiga
tion of the murder that followed, W. 3. Taylor,
Charles Finley; Ills Secretary of State, and the rest
of his active partisans were obliged to lice.
Caleb Towers was arrested In connection with th
crlnn . and was four times convicted for the mur
der, but Just as often the judgment was reversed,
till lie was finally pardoned 'as: year by the Gov
Taylor found an asylum In Indiana since lii
flight. One after another of the Indiana Governors
have refused to give him up, and he has been able
to defy his enemies in Kentucky. Meanwhile the
Democratic majority in Kentucky chose its own
Governor, and Mr. Beckham, who was the candldatn
for Lieutenant Governor on the ticket with William
Goebel, was first chosen by the li»sJblsliii<i. and
afterward elected by the people chief magistrate.
Long Branch and Point Pleasant on Pennsylvania
Railroad train leaving New York 3:25 p. m. we»k
iiij- s, beginning to-day. Returning: on train leaving
Point Pleasant ax 7:55 a. m weekdays.— Advt.
Serious charges have been filed with the President
as to his conduct of the bureau.
Publisher Victim of Apoplexy After
Exhibiting Jumper at Shore.
pp P t»r F Collier, publisher of '< ollier's
Weekly," and weß known here an>s abroad, died
suddenly from apoplexy about 1 o'clock this
morning in th° Rid'ns: Club, st So. 7 Ea«* IStb
When the fatal seizure cane members of th*
club called in Dr. F. Tilden Brown, of No. 14
East 58tb street. Dr. Brown found that h* could
do nothing for Mr CoWer. He immediately re
ported the case to the Coroner's office.
•Th. twentieth annual hors* show of the Rid
ing Club was held, last night, and Mr. CoWer had
some horses entered in th* show. After leaving
th* display ring downstairs Mr. Collier, with
several friends^ went upstairs, wrier* th* party
had rapper Afterward Mr. COllier walked
across th- dining room and in th* direction of
th* • levator, saying he was going horn*.
As he neared the elevator door those near by
I saw him stagger, and had they not run to his
s=id* and caught him he would have fallen to tlv
floor. Dr. Brown was at one* summoned by
telephone, and a priest was summoned.
Dr. Brown and an assistant worked over the
sick man for som* tim-. but he died whil* hem-:
Mrs, Collier, who had b**n mfonqai of th* iH
n9sa of her husband, reached th* clubhouse from
their horn*. No. Z? Fifth avenue, after Mr. Col
lier expired
Rob-rt J. Collier fainted on reaching th* club,
and was attended by Dr. A R. Stevens. Pr
Brown* assistant. Later th* «on «aid that hi*
father had entered several hor«*s tn the ?ho-»
and rod* one of his Jumper*
Coroner Shrady gave permission for th* re
moval of the bod:
Mr. collier was^the founder and o-vner of
"Collier's Weekly." He was ■ m*mb*r of the
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the Merchants and
Manufacturers" Board of Trade. New Tor* Tax
Reform Association and the Ohio Society of
New York. He was also a member of ■' «
Meadow Brook Hunting. Riding. Country of
Lakewood. Democratic, Turf and Field. Rum
son Polo, W*stchester Polo, Catholic. Automo
bile of America. Rockaway Hunting. Morris
Park Racing and the Brook clubs.
He was a veteran polo player, and on numer
ous occasions had bad narrow escapes from
serious injury because of bis aggressive •»
tlcsl Hunting was another recreation of which
he was fond. H* was a familiar figure at New
port, riding behind the Monmouth County
hounds. On September 6. ISO 6. he was badly
hurt in Newport while riding -to hounds.
Mr. Collier rented an old estate in County
Meath, Ireland, and became a liberal supporter
of the riding and hunt clubs of that vicinity.
He was looked upon as a typical Irish sporting
squire, and his reputation for charity spread
throughout the surrounding villages.
Mr Collier was born in County Carlow. Ire
land, on December 12, ISO, a son of Robert and
Katharine Fenelon Collier. He was educated
partly in Ireland, finishing at Mount St. Mary
Seminary, Cincinnati He received th* degre->
of LL D. from Seton Hall College in 1903. H>;
married at St. Peter's rectory. In Barclay street,
this city, in 1ST:?. Miss therm* Dunne, daugh
ter of Richard Dunne, of Park. Ireland. She and
one son. Robert J. Collier, survive him.
Xine-Year-Old Lad Angered b§
Playful Spanking.
[By T<-!»*rap v < to Ts* Tribun* 1
Beoknk. low a, April 23 -Enraged at a spank
ing Charles Alexander, nine years old. shot and
killed George Jones, : i guest in his father's
home to-day. .Tones was to have married Mm
Lend Hammond, the boy's aunt, to-morrow. In
n spirit of play he had threatened earlier In
the day to spank the lad. This afternoon h»
caught him. In h romp, and kept his word.
When Jones released the boy, th« latter went
into the house without a word. and. going to
the attic, got Ms father's shotgun. He found
Jones in the parlor talking to Mrs. Hammond.
and fired :it him fr.»m the doonftsy.
What Was Loss to Baker Who Owned Wagon
Was Profit to Boys.
It was small boys' paradise yesterday evening in
the vicinity of Columbus Circle, and it came about
through th* running away of a horse attached to
a baker's wagoß, leaving an appetizing trail behind
It The horse was hitched to a post on the curb at
65th street and Central Park West while the
driver. Paul Stear, was inside delivering an order.
What caused the horse to start on its mad stam
pede will probably never be known, but certain It
is that It bolted down Central Park West, with the
wagon swaying dangerously In its rear. It barely
escaped running into several cars and wagons, an-1
at Columbus Circle the wagon crashed Into a tree
near the curb. The wheels were ripped off the
front of the vehicle and the fun commenced.
As the wagon turned over on its side hundreds of
small boys seemed to spring Into existence on the
instant— fat boys, thin boys, black boys, white boy«.
aH mingled Into on« squirming mass, and emerged
bearing pieces of pie, jelly-cake, roly-poly and more
pie. - me of the dainties were in the boys' mouths,
but mostly they were spread over hair, ears and
noses. Patrolman Meade, of the West 68th street
station, finally stopped the horse on the sidewalk
opposite the Majestic Theatre. - The wagon «v a.
mass of splinter*.
Head of Census Said To Be Inmb*
ordinate Removal A*ked bjf
Secretary Xagcl.
(From Th» Tribune Boreao.]
Washington. April C3— Charges 'a highly
s-n^ational character against S. N. D. North.
Director of the Census, and his conduct of the
census bureau have been filed with the Presi
dent, who is seriously contemplating demanding
Ms resignation and appointing his successor
forthwith. These charges reflect on the ability
of the director to direct th» admini3tratlon of »
large bureau and on the moral tone of the in
stitution, and further involve positive insubordi
nation of the director to his superior, the Sec
retary- of Commerce and Labor. It Is charged
that Mr. North lias sought to cultivate political
Influence with members of Congress, and even
to so- affect- th* framing of the census law a*
to relieve him of that supervision which th-
Secretary, under waWse jurisdiction he is placed,
would naturally exercis*. So grave does th*
President consider these charges that h* laid
the case before the Cabinet at a recent meetinar.
and Secretary Napei reiterated his demand for
the official head of th-? Director of the Census.
A majority of th* members of "the Cabinet ex
pressed the view that the demand of th* S*cr»
tary of Commerce and Labor was warranted,
and that th« services of the Director should b^
dispensed with. Secretary Nagel told the Presi
dent and his associates in the Cabinet that ha
had in mind a man who. he believed, would b^
able to perform the duties of the offlc-j w ith ma
terially greater ability than Mr. North, and i»-h»
wouli\ of course, refrain from that form of In
subordination which he understands to hay«
characterized the administration of th* present
director practically ever sine* th* bureau wsM
placed under the jurisdiction of th* Department
of Commerce and Labor.
Th* conditions hi the census bureau for " h!r
Mr. North Is held responsible involv* th- r»p'i ■
ration of certain women employes, and ar* de
clared to have brought about a situation which
has led more than one woman to reft employ
ment in th* bureau. Because of the delicaf-
Bator* of these charts and the danger <ft
reflecting on the rharact-r M employes who are
in no way culpable, it is impossible to d-.scuas
this pha«* M th- charges with null It ma
b* said, how-v.r. that th* —-- dent was greatly
shocked to learn that such conditions existed in
any bureau of the government, and emphatically
cond-mned thos* r-spcnsible for them.
<=om* knowled?* of th* conditions in the cen
sus bureau had res*** President Roosevelt jurt
b-for* his t*rm expired, and mad- him th* mor-
StSnJied veto any census bill which fatlM
to" provide a strict Civil SerVtee qualiflratiw f>r
.1, emmovw. Mr R^evolfs p*r-'onal obser
vation of affairs in th* ssii ■■■■■■ I department
*lnce h . be«am« CTrrfl Service Commissioner in
ISS&fcd him to b*M*v* that >urh conditions * w-r*
an instant*- concomitant fth*abs««
S-r.i.-e requirement,. H- has said that he h^
seen practi-ally all trace of immorality -llmi
;; a "t*d from every fM-rat bureau ««pt the en*
.-here political taftaen« i^t*ad of dril ?erri«
q ual»c
was urw,r- -- •" ** a ■
perpetuation of political control of minor plac«
must ssweure the ton lew
Kr .,, or DthCT "•»*
Ro o«v*lt have alsr. gov*rn-d Fr-sident Taft.
\^ "it i S Uo r^ntta. th-t '
n rc*nJs t* a man in thorough sympathy
with th* new r* im*. as w*U on* who rrtUa
en th* approval of hi* superiors rather than on
Z friendship of members of the legjslam
tranch of the government for his official exist
ence and who. above all. shall in no way set a
bad example in his fore*.
In IOCS P N D North was appointed Director
of the Census. George B. Cortelyou bad M
Secretary of the newly created Department of
Commerce and Labor only a few month, and
th* renssaa Bureau. In which Mr North had oc
cupied ■ subordinate Pin- for four years, had
been almost up to that time an ind*pend«nt bu
reau under th* supervision of no Cabinet offlw.
Almost Immediately friction between the a**
secretary and lbs new dir*ctor developed.
Frank H Hitchcock, then chief rlerk of the de
partment and ■»• Postmast*r General, expert
• iced M littl* difficulty in obtaininsr fro Mr.
North that loyalty and subordination which
were contemplated by the organic law of the d-
partment. Mr. North, who had been employed
a* an assistant to Senator Aldrich in the prepa
ration of the Dingley tariff bill, as was related
In these dispatches not long ago, had many
friends In Congress, and th* friction between
himself and Mr. Hitchcock never came to.aa
open rupture.
When Oscar ? Straus became Secretary of
Commerce and Labor he sought to exercise over
the Director of the Census that supervision Im
posed on him by law-, but finally abandoned the
effort, telling some of his associates that th«
director was so strongly intrenched with Con
gress that he deemed it unwise to cause an open
rupture, and that he was clearly aware of tha
fact that his efforts to control the course of tb^»
director without such open ruptur* would b«
entirely futile.
Th* first conflict between Secretary N'agel and
the Director of the Census came when the Sec
retary sought to have Congress curtail th
power delegated to the director in the pen4in«
census bill, and the director. It is alleged, m
violation of a definite executive order. appeared
before the Census Committee of the Senata
without permission from his superior and offered
testimony in contradiction to the representations,
made at the direction of Secretary Nasel. Hav
ing become convinced that the director was
wilfully Insubordinate, and that he regarded hi*
influence with Congress as sufficient to reiter*
him from the necessity of heeding the admoni
tions of his superiors. Secretary Nagel caused a
secret investigation of conditions in the Census
Bureau, with the result that he was able to lay
before the President an appalling array of
charges, which he accompanied by a demand
for the resignation of the director, a request t.>
which, it is understood, the President has ac
ceded. .-; V.'?
It is not known Just h^ow soon Fresla-nt Taft
will indicate to Wrector North that his resiftaa
tlon is desired, but it is expected that" th* step

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