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Table Purporting to Show Amount
of Dutu Collected on Various Xcccs-
titics Contains Glaring Errors.
fFrom Th* Tribure Bart
Washington. May ia-Tbere Is so much mis
information regarding the tariff and the effect of
the duties, both of the present law and the pend
ing bill, that it is the occasion of extreme regret
to the officials of the Treasury Department that
erroneous and misleading statements concerning
these Mils should have found their -way into
circulation, accompanied by the assertion that
the tabulation had been prepared by Treasury
experts. The attention of the Tribune corre
spondent ha* been called particularly to a table.
printed on Monday by "The Boston Transcript."
followed by "The New York Evening Post"
to-day, purporting to show the amount of
duty collected on various necessities, approxi
mately forty in number, which it is alleged was
computed by officials of the Treasury for the use
Of th* President. The table contains such glar
ing errors that it obviously was not prepared by
to expert. That it was prepared for the Presi
dent is true, but it was found on completion to
t^ fr misleading that it was rejected and was
never submitted to the Executive. When it fell
gts the hands of the newspapers mentioned
lt#y eagerly and ignorantly swallowed it. The
Tribune correspondent also' secured a copy, but
recognized Its Inaccuracy and did not use it.
An example of the inaccuracies which the
table contains is to be found in the first Item—
■Ma's suits, retailing at 515." The table repre
r«ntp the duty paid on such to be Sin 76 each
under the Dlngley law and the Pa\ne and Sen
ate bills. The fact is that the duty on suits of
that quality is only $4 76. Men's overcoats re
tailing at the same price are cited as paying a
duty of $11 SS. whereas the actual duty is $5 64.
■SB's $: hats are cited as paying a duty of
tn 1-3 cents under the Dinsdey law and the Payne
bill, and 75 5-6 cents under the Senate bill,
uhereas th- duty is 6?. cent? und»r all three
measures. Men's shoes selling at retail for $2 &©.
the table represents as raying -1 duty of «2^
cents under th? Dingley law and 37^ cent 3
under the pending Mil. while th* actual duty
under the Dirigley law is S« cents, and under
th? pending bill 22 centt
Eimilar inaccuracies are to h<= found through
sat the table The cape of porcelain dinner sets
retailing at S7 is one of the most startling. The
table state? that the duty under all three meas
ures is H 2O instead of SI 68. the correct figure.
The table gives'the duty on watch movements
sslllm at retail st $S a? |235 under the Dtegley
law. 70 cents under the Payne bill and 6"» cents
under the Senate bill. The correct figures are
M .vi under the rjineley law and $1 85 under the
pending measure, doles*, as is probable, some
reduction 'fs made before the tariff bill becomes
a law Th* table cites the duty on a fls tapes
try rug as HWj -- actual duty is c "' 16.
Throughout the tab alleged to have been
prepared by experts the exaggerations are al-
RioEt grotesque.. On as simple an article as re
fined Fuear, retailing at 5r;25 per 100 pounds.
the ta,He states that the duty i? >i 95 under the
Dirgiey law ann SI 90 under both the Payne and
the. Senate mruuuiii ulieiemi the actual duty
is from ?1 50 to 51 75 under all three.
The table give= the duty on gold filled watch
cases retailing at £7 a? £ISO each, instead of 51.
the correct flrure. and in the cas? of women's
cloaks retailing- for $15 'he duty is declared
to b» $9 SB, instead of .«.". 04. the correct amount.
So. too. in the case of women's cotton dresses
retailing for $10 each, the table states that the
duty is -?.% each, vrhereas it is only Si' 25 apiece.
Further to enumerate the discrepancies would
be tedious, but a sufficient number of gross in
scruracies have boen cited to show how wlyMly
untrustworthy i= the table and to demonstrate
how unwilling are the Treasury officials to have
it go forth as information prepared by experts
for tar use of the President. Of course, all the
deductions rr.ade from such premises as this
"table of errors" arr- as misleading as the table
NrIC, and the Treasury experts are too bus]
with their legitimate work even to undertake to
analyze them.
In justice to those who have V>?en deceived
into prese-nting «hi.<= table as the work of ex
r*Tts, it is only fair to say that the accom
panying text explains that the retail prices
have b'-*n taken as th? basis for computing ad
valorem duties, and that it Is not. therefore.
■"strictly accurate." but the figures cited here
demonstrate how far from - 'strictly accurate"
1t really is. and could not i, . otherwise, in view
of the fact that ad valorem duties are com
puted or the wholesale price, it is not an an
common occurrence for an article valued in
the custom house at ?."» to retail at .<l<». As
suming that such an article was subject to a
duty or 50 per cent ad valorem, the actual duty
Paid would be 1250, whereas any calculation
ot the tariff based on the retail price would
sake the duty $5, or just double the correct
That so misleading a ta Mould have found
It» *ay into the public prints, accompanied by
*•• statement that the Treasury officials had
««apikd it. is particularly distressing to the
«Seials because of the impossibility of secur
es for any correction as wide a circulation as
*&« original statement will enjoy. Earnestly
•* they deplore the mistaken publication, how
****■• the officials cannot but appreciate the
Nbmtous tide of the situation. They freely
w«ii' : that this rejected table, about to perish
*" some cavernous wastepaper basket, when it
T «s resuscitated and spread ...for. the public
** the work of an expert, all] now live to haunt
tll «ai through ma;.;, campaigns, and Borne de
clare their confidence that it will Ret a proas!
"•st plae~ in the Democratic textbook of the
u *xt campaign. Past experience has demon
strated more than once the Impossibility of dis
sbujins the public mind of errors presented
*ith sucli verisimilitude, and when such errors
fe re susceptible of being utilize] for. political
Purposes t,i«- task of refuting them is -wellnlgh
■•fa ridiculous table will l>o embalmed in
»l history of nations." paid on - official to-day.
*t win rise to plague the unfortunate would
r? 'Xpert who compiled it for all time to come.
llc Mil read his egregious . blunders set forth
2 s^*olemn facts in the British press, he will
*"'■ «t dj.piayed in far-o<T Anglo-Indian Jour-
Continued on second pace.
•eT^LL'Sv''' 1 " *' vl ' s? ' ;.-Kiass«a. call at Spencer's;
r^r^- R^h: Verier? *>o>«. Vow 21 Maiden Laos
(Photographs by Harrl« A Cwln*. Washington.*
Telegraphs His Mother That He
' Sim Wants To Be Left Alone.
Boston. May 18.— Mrs. Mary Hutchison, of
Cambridge, late to-night received two telegrams
from her son. Dr. Percy A. Hutchison, the miss
ing Harvard instructor, sent from Worcester.
In th<? telegrams Hutchison expressed surpriss
that so much excitement was created by his
departure. In one telegram he said:
"I .-imply wanted rest and quiet when 1 left
Melrose. T am surprised that so much sps.o*
has been given to my departure by the news
papers. I am in good health and there is no
cause for alarm a? to mv welfare. I wish to be
left alone.**
Charles E. Barber, a Former Resi
dent of This City. Fatally Injured.
Middletown. N. T. May 18.- While attempt
ing to cross the tracks of the l>high ft Hudson
Railroad at Warwick in an automobile at 10
<>• lock this morning Charles E. Barber, a for
mer resident of New York, was struck by the
engine of a milk train and fatally Injured.
He was hurled a distance of forty-five feet,
and when he struck the ground his head came
in contact -with a railroad tie. He was picked
up by members of the train crew and carried to
his home, -where It was found that his skull was
Mr. Barber, an enthusiastic motorist and an
expert wheelman, it is said, won the first auto
mobile endurance contest In this country.
Buffalo Seamen Exhibit and Beat
Four Strike Breakers.
(By Tfl'tmrh to Th« Tribune 1
Buffalo. Hay 18 —In a launch that they had
hired this afternoon a number of striking sea
men went to the United States Steel Corpora
tion freighter Andrew Carnegie and kidnapped
four ptrik<= breakers. Th* latter were compelled
to g-et Into the launch. Th» only person left on
the boat was th» cook, who fought off hip assail
ants with a meat cleaver.
The dock was lined with policemen, but th*»
striken: pot their captives through the line and
took Them to the hall where the strikers make
th'ir headquarters and exhibited the men.
LAMBS GET $19,752.
All Records Broken at Sale of "Star
Gambol" Scats.
Th.Te was joy snoonflned last night at The
Lambs when it became known that the auction
Rale of boxes and choice peats for the first per
formance of the all-star gambol, to he given
on Monday night' at th« Metropolitan Opera
House, bad brought ■ total of 119,762, which
is said to be the largest sum ever offered for
any public benefit. Th sale was. held at the
Gaiety Theatre. Augustus Thomas, shepherd
of The Lambs, was the first auctioneer. The
bidding for the first box began at $I<M). and
when it had reached $500 William CourtlHgh
jumped th? figure clear to $1,100 and capt
ured it.
Mr Thomas pot th<- second h><x. offering ?s^ii;
Charles K!<in the third, at $3f'<"'. mid Victor Her
bert the fourth, at $323. De Wolf Hopper. Wil
ton Lackaye, William "oilier. Robert Hilliard
.?tv] Joseph P. I>a\ were auctioneers in turn.
The rest of the boxes brought from Jion to
$300 api<*<- <i . among 1 the purchasers hHr>K A L
Krlanper. Robert Hilliard. William Collier. J. M.
<Jrr-enh'iT. C. X Harris. Joseph AVeb<--r, Mrs Kd
ward Harrigan, John T. Brush and Henry Blos
pom. jr
A blork of one hundred seats was offered, ami
after IhreJy bidding brought $3.n00. Joseph
Brooks was the auctioneer when the sale
\va3 eloped for the day. He kept the premiums
•up to $12 a seat The sale will be continued this
afternoon at the Stuyvesant Theatre.
Attending Physician Says That His Condition
Is Not Serious.
Providence, May IS.- Charles ]•;. Hughes. Jr., son
, f Governor Hughes of New York, and a senior at
Brown I Hiverpity. was taken to the Rhode Island
Hospital lat» to-day, reported to b<- sufferinii from
cerebro Kjpinal meningitis. Governor Hughes was
immediately Informed of the condition of his son.
five-study is supposed to have brought on the
Dr. R. Fulton, the attending physician, said to
night that Mr. Hughes was resting comfortably
and had rallied well from the first treatments ad
ministered. The case was not a severe one, the
doctors said.
Mrs. Hughts arrived to-day from New York, and
is the guest of President and Mrs. W. H. I*.
Faunce at their home on Hope street.
Cologne, May 18.— The architect of the Cologne
Cathedral has informed the authorities that the
condition of the building is unsatisfactory in many
respects, although there Is no immediate danger.
The necessary repairs are so extensive that they
win cost many millions and take years to carry
out. The architect says that the stone is crumbling
Via Pennsylvania Railroad. Tickets sold May 88
to September 29, good to return until October 31.
Inclusive, account AlafcUa. Yu.wuii-I'acific Exposition.
Be* tIcK« «.«»sj3ts.— Ad-.t.
Wiiidaa in Hi* Office on tSth Floor
of Hudson Terminal Building
Discovered Wide Open.
Ervln G. Long, president of the E. G. Long
Company, dealers in electric railway materials
at No. 50 Church street, one of the Hudson Ter
minal buildings, was found crushed to death
last evening on a skylight in an airshaft at the
level of the second floor. He had fallen or
Jumped from a window in his office on the thir
teenth floor. Half finished notes and confused
memoranda in his office jointed to suicide, ac
cording to the police. He had been in 111 health
for several weeks, too.
Joseph Monteith. of Hackensack. N. 3 . and
Albert Schaefer, of Little Falls. N. J.. two clerks
employed In the offices of the Brie Railroad
Company, on the second floor, heard a thud on
the skylight, and. Investigating, found the body
on the flask They called th • night watchman.
Michael Cunningham, who In turn summoned
Patrolman McGulhness. of the Fulton street
station- An ambulance surgeon from the Hud
son Street Hospital pronounced the man dead.
The dead man's Identity was quickly sug
gested by th* flndine of a , ommuWs ticket,
made but to "E. G. Long." for travel between
New York and Btoomfteld. N. J. Th» watchman
knew Mr. Long, and h» and th« policeman went
to th«> ofUcs on the thirteenth story.
Th» window of the office facing the, sixsbaft
wbs open. The electric light wan still on. A
derby hat. initialed "E. G. IL~ was hung *n a
ra r k.
on ■ <i«k were evidences that before th*
tragedy Mr Long mad« thre« ineffectual at
tempt? to write a letter to ' Ketsuke Fujloka. No.
112 Broadway. BloomrVld. N. J." There were,
threw pages, each containing thA beginning of
a letter. Each contained references to the In
rlnsur*' of j:.o. "on allowance account. 1 and to
the fact that "your father does not seem to want
you to go to the Packer Institute." The note
nearest completion went on to say: •Permission
to go may be secured if you present" and then
the word "present 1 Is written several time?.
There was also a sheet of memorandum paper
with the name "W. S. Corey & Co." written on it
several times.
Mr. Long's friend* believe his death may have
been similar to that of Harvey YVatterson.
Colonel Henry Watterson's son, who, In at
tempting to shut a window in his office on the
nineteenth floor of the Trust Company of Amer
ica building. No. 31 Wall street, pitched out
head foremost to the roof of the next building,
one hundred feet below.
Mr. Lone, who was forty years old, lived al
No. 80 Highland avenue, Glin Ridge, N. J
When word of her husband's death was con
v.-v-ii to Mrs. Long she collapsed and became
hysterical. Her condition was such that no
body was allowed to see her. except her family
physician. Dr. Wallace, of Glen Ridge.
Mr. Long was a member ot Christ Epis
copal Church, <>f Glen Kid*.*, and also of the
(;ifti Ridge dub. It was said last Bight by
rriends of the Long family thai there was no
known reason for Mr. Long's taking his Hfe.
as his home ties were of the happiest ami his
financial affairs w«re in exoeOent condition. Mr.
Long leaves three .childresi.
Tho ?:. G. I.'-tik Company in capitalised at
$4O.nnri lie was president and Kdward Mays if>
secretary. Tlip third memb'-r Ik Frank Van
Anden, the thres b«»ing directors, accordlag to
the Corporation Directory.
The secretary. Mr. May.«. the police reached
by telephone at his home. No. 227 A Willoughby
avenue, Brooklyn. Ho -went to the station
housa and added his Identification of the body.
He said ha did not understand why his partner
should kill himself, and that it was nothing
that concerned their business. In any case. He
did not know who the Japanese mentioned in
Long's unfinished letter was.
Coroner Shrady took charge of the case. At
midnight Dr. "Wallace reached New York with an
order for the removal of the body, signed by the
widow. He and Mr. Mays arranged with the
Stephen Merritt Burial Company, i9th street
and Kighth avenue, to take charge of the body
until some time this morning, when it will be
removed to Glen Ridge.
Has Changed It Three Times, and Now Thinks
He Has One to Suit.
Ordinarily T-outs Relnkowltz, a partner in the
Manhattan Mat Company, at No. 277 Bleecker
street. la a man of simple habits and easy goins.
But he is fastidious about one thing, and that is
his name.
When that doesn't suit him lie Just changes It.
So it happened that yesterday, with the permission
of the Supreme Court, he assumed another name,
which was the third change in three years.
In August, 1906, Reinkowitz decided that lie woul'J
prefer the name of Louis Daniels, and lie obtained
permission to make the chango. However, "Dan
iels" was a tight fit for Relnkowitz after the many
years that he had worn the three-syllable name;
also, it required much explaining and caused con
siderable confusion, as his brother had put his
name through the legal mill, which chopped off the
last section and left It Reinken.
So Daniels took back the name of his fathers
and again became Reinkowitz. It was not for
long, though.
His fastidious nature again asserted itself, and
now he has changed his name to R«lnien. to con
form with that of, his brother.
Passengers Surrounded by Eleeiric
Shower Escape In jura— Ex-
Chic f Dei-cry in Action.
A westbound train on the Far Rockaway line,
on which were more than three hundred passen
gers, was hit by a live wire of the trolley line
yesterday as it pulled out of the Far Rockaway
station, and the coaches, including the club car
of the F.ockaway Hunt Club, were destroyed.
The engineer of the train was thrown from his
cab by the shock of the electric current, and
every passenger was in imminent danger of
The train left the Far Rockaway station at
4 23 p. m. on its trip to Jamaica. At the Carl
ton avenue crossing, two blocks north of the
station. Daniel Kelly, the engineer, saw a trol
ley wire dangling above the tracks, having been
broken off about ten feet from the ground. Th»
line is used both by steam trains and trolley
cars. Kelly slowed down, thinking he would be
able to clear the wire, but the wind blew it
into contact with the engine cab.
Instantly there, was a loud report, and the
steel work of the engine became a mass of blue
la ne. Kelly was thrown out of the cab by 'he
force- of the shock, and landed on the grass be
side the tracks. Before this, however, be had
succeeded in bringing the train to a stop.
After striking the engine cab the wire, swung
about, sputtering bluish fire, until it finally
struck the roof of the baggage and smoking car.
On th* roof of this car are the gas pipes which,
supply thai ;t*hts on the train, and no sooner
had the trolley wire come in contact with th©
metal than a streak of electric sparks ran down
the length of the entire train. The woodwork
of the cars soon caught fire, and the passen
gers, many of whom wer* women and children,
became panicatricken.
jr Arr ,,er chief of Fo!ir« "v\'illiam S. Drrery,
who lives at Far Rockaway. had Just alighted.
from the train His old police instincts acted
quickly, and while th* others stood, helplessly
looking on he ran to a box and turned in a
Then Im - ■ telephone and
.ailed th*" police.
By this time the entire train was a mass of
dame, and men and women struggled to get out.
The fire engines and the police reserves re
sponded quickly. Both had their work cut out
for • • m. the firemen to keep the fire confined
to the cars and the police to keep the crowd
away frora the dangerous electricity. A man
who refused to elve his name was badly burned
nhout the arms. He. and the engineer were
treated by Dr. .Tames F. Rourke. a physician of
Far Rockaway, and left for their homes. Traffic
was delayed for more than an hour.
Rescues from Suffocation Cheered at
Big Harlem Fire.
-p hi. hey smoke than Harlem ever saw before
Aaa responsible for two hours' solid work by nil
tht ttrt Oghting companies responding to Hire*
alarms last night. The blaze rjiri $100,006 dam
age nt Thinl avenue and I27th street
Five firemen and two civilians were overcome
by the smoke. Two daring rescue? were made,
when unconscious men were dragged out from
uhrif otherwise would have been certain death.
Robert S. Martin, of No. 4.'-' St. Nicholas ave
nue, a bookkeeper for the Boston Co-operative
t'ignr Company, which occupies the fourth, fifth
and sixth floors of the building, after escaping
himself, jumped right back into the basement
w hen he heard that Jacob Shubcrt. th" engineer
of the building, had not been heard from. Ho
fouml Shubert, lying unconscious, and dragged
him out, while five thousand people cheered.
Deputy. Chief l,awlor. Of the Kire Department,
SAads iiis way to the street from th»' second floor,
carrying Harris Sedlark, of No. L'O,-? East UTth
Mre<-t. who had himself dashed into the .smoke
filled building in an attempt to save his two
sisters. Klizabeth and Rose, who were employed
b\ thf cigar company on the upper floors. S.<l
lark found, when revived, that hla two sisters
had loft the building along with the two hundred
other employes of the cigar company, ten min
utes before the flre started.
The fire spread into the two adjoining build
ings, in Third avenue and in IL'Tth street, but in
each it was held to the basement. Bernheim &
Co., clothiers, are the heaviest losers.
Paralyzed by Fall, Painter Will Leave Hos
pital, a Well Man.
After being confined in the White Plains Hospital
since April 1 under treatment for a hr sill II back.
Stephen Barno will leave the institution this af
ternoon for Ills home in Brooklyn a well man. The
recovery of Bat no, who is a painter, is regarded
as remarkable, because for ■ month after a twenty
foot fall from a scaffold he was paralysed from bis
hips to his heels.
Wliei. first taken to the hospital, shattered pieces
of vertebrae pressed against his spinal cord. A
delicate operation, performed by Drs. Black. Kelly
and Weber, removed the splintered bone. Barno
is now able to walk almost as well as he did be
fore the accident.
"DELATOUR" Ginger Ale. Sarsapar!l!a. Club
Boda. and Lemon Soda. The very best. Estbd. ISOS.
Massachusetts Executive Taken in a
Police Automobile Trap.
Boston. May IS.— Governor Eb<m 8, Draper
and his chauffeur were caught In an automobile
trap in Welleslev by the police of that town to
day and summoned to appear in court next week
to answer a. charge of overspeeding. When
the police officers learned that they were about
to arrest the Governor of the Commonwealth
one of them apologized.
"Oh. thafs all right." replied the Governor,
"If I'm a lawbreaker I'm Just as guilty as any
on« else, even if lam Governor. You are simply
doing your duty."
Committee Condemns Methods of
Construction Department.
Paris. May is. — The special parliamentary
committee, which has been engaged in an in
vestigation of naval affnirs. ha« concluded Its
work. The committee unanimously condemns
t ns > methods of the Construction Department in
carrying out the programmes of ly.in-'ns, with
r eferenc«» to the construction of battleships of
the Patne and Danton types.
Bandits Throw Express Messenger
in Chest and Loot Car.
August!. Ga . May IS. — Two bandits boards
a Southern Railroad passenger train at War
renville, S. c. ten miles east of her* to-night,
got. the drop on Thomas L Button, th* express
messenger, knocked him senseless with a piece
of rubber hose and ransacked the car after
throwing, the messenger in an empty «xpr»ss
chest. The robbers got only about $20". The
average currency express is said to be from
$2,500 to SIO.OOn.
The robbers rode into Augusta and left the
train in the heart of the city. The robbery was
discovered when the messenger was liberated at
the Union station Negro porters who w«r» to
engage in unloading the express heard th* im
prfsoned man kicking in the chest.
Police in Queens Watch Telephones
—News Sent by Automobiles.
Inspector Kelly, of Queens Borough Captain
Wendle and a dozen men. some on bicycles and
other* on horseback, spent a lively afternoon
yesterday trying to prevent n<»ws of the results
at Belmont Park being sent from within th"
New York city limits to the poolrooms. Th«
Inspector and the captain eac* had liis wagon
out. and later several automobiles were pro
vided for the use of thr men. No arrests wer«
made, bui all the telephones near the racetradi
in New York City were wati
Inspector Kelly became cosnrteced hi the
afternoon that newa of the races was being car
ried out by automobiles. After every rave a
fast machine left the track l^aring a couple of
men. The last two to leave were fallowed to
the East River, but tlity crossed without stop
ping to send any message from Queens. Where
there are telephone booths in stores or where
they are so isolated that conversation cannot
be heard tin-- inspector has directed Ms men to
keep a strict watch.
Says He Will Stick to Congress and
Be Buried at Public Expense.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Winchester, Va.. May 15.— Speaker Cannon
and a party of Congressmen arrived in Win
chester to-day in a large touring, car. Other
members of the party were Congressmen W. W.
Wiley, of New York: J. W. Dwlght, New
York; E. N. Roberts. Massachusetts, and H. C-
Louderslagcr. New Jersey. They were enter
tained at the home of Mrs. Shirley Carter.
Mr. Cannon, when asked if he had any in
tention of retiring from politics, said: "My con
stituency is very kind to me, and as long as
they continue to want me I'll be on the Job.
I cannot bear the idea of giving up and loafing
around while the other fellows are at work,
having fun. 11l stay until I die. and then be
buried at public expense."
"I have no idea when we will get through
with the tariff bill." said Mr. Cannon. Then he
added: "The. House passed the bill in three
weeks, but the Senate— ah. there's the rub!
Bailey wants a vote on the bill, but with De
liver and others i shooting around there's no tell
ing what will happen."
Informations Filed Against Two Railway Com
panies by United States District Attorney.
Washington. May IS.— Proceedings novel in the
history of WashtagtOS were bogus to-day in the
police court when informations were filed against
the two street railway companies of the olty.
charging them with violations of the law in oper-
Sting overcrowded cars.
Specifically the informations, which are filed by
the United Suites District Attorney, charge viola
tions of Section M of the act regulating commerce.
The charges are based on evidence supplied by in
spectors of the Interstate Commerce Commission,
which has jurisdiction over the street railways of
the District of Columbia.
penrc-sentatives at 1130 •'way. Tel. 4741 Mad. —
Ex- Attorney. General After Filing
Vitriolic Report Endeavors to
Have it Withdrawn, but F'aih.
Albany. May H st official act of for
mer Attorney General Jackson was to submit a
report to the Legislature an hour or two before
it adjourned sine die last month. That report,
hitherto unpublished, contained attacks of the
most bitter nature on District Attorney Jerome
of New York County and some of his friends.
To such an extent did the former Attorney
General go that apparently he desired to cor
rect or change some of his statements, for. sinro
the report was sent to the Public Printer, vig
orous efforts have been made by Jackson to
withdraw both copies. He succeeded in with
drawing one, but the other copy now is in th»
hands of the Public Printer, and has been put
in type.
Jackson, going back to the abortive Ice Tros%
prosecutions, declared that the District Attor
ney, as soon as the Governor ordered the Attor*
ney Genera. Into the case, sought to discredit
him with the grand jury In every possible way.
Mr. Jerome, he. says, tried to show that em-*
plove3 and political friends of the then Attorney
General were Interested in. ic» stock, and that
the Jackson prosecution was prejudiced, or im^
proper. Jerome also, he said. had him shad*
owed by detectives and denounced him as Si
Perhaps the most startling of Jackson's as*
sertions Is that In 'connection -with the Vtdavei*
arrest in the Hamilton Bank case. wh'ch. h»
says, was merely another attempt to discredit
him. Howard Gans, a close friend and former*
deputy of Jerome's, engaged for a proper fe»
to "have Montgomery." a bank official thea
under indictment, "sit down to a private dinner*
with the District Attorney. in which evens
Montgomery need fear no further prosecution
of the pending indictment."
This was to. cost fMMk sa!d Jav'kson. who as*
serts that the dinner actually took place, and
nothing further was done with the Montgomery
Indictments until that individual refused to par
Gans and hired another lawyer. Then Jeroma
dug up some further Indictments against Mont
gomery, declared Jackson.
The history of the report here has been a very
interesting one. Jackson was ill during a largo
part of the legislative session. About the mid
dle of the last week of the session he came tp>
the Attorney General's office here and began to
make up his report, which was completed, sept
to th» Legislature and ordered printed as a pub
lic document Just befor» final adjournment.
Evidently between that time and about '. week
ago Jackson changed his mind. He sent to a
clerk in the Attorney General's office who had
served under him and asked to have the report
withdrawn and sent to him for correction. It Is
the custom for the public printer to permit
slight changes, corrections in figures or the Uk«
to be made. But the entire copy was with
A day or so later efforts were made to obtain
a second copy. which had gone before the other
house of the Legislature. The public printer re
fused to let that be withdrawn, immediately had
it set into type, and retains it asm to protect
himself. Also he holds a receipt from the clerk
for the copy withdrawn.
The clerk, acted on Jackson's request entirety
■without the knowledge of Attorney General
O'Malley. As soon as that official learned of th«
transaction he ordered the clerk immediately to
have the copy withdrawn returned. It has not
been returned up to date, although the with
drawal occurred about a week ago.
The port recounts In glowin? terms ths
achievements of Jackson f - ■- several pages be
fore plunging into »he attacks en Jerome. Those
begin when th* history or' tha Ice Trust is
taken up. Under the head of "Indictment of
the Ice Trust" Jackson says:
The accomplishment of even an indictment
against this arrogant and evil monopoly,
strongly intrenched by th« distribution of it*
stock in influential quarters, was attended by
unusual difficulties and subjected the Attorney
General and his assistants to cowardly and mi
licious personal attacks by th» District Attor
ney of Now. York County, under cover of hi*
office and the grand jury. .^
In revenge for his being displaced by the At
torney General in this, prosecution, he purposed
to discredit and nullify the efforts of the • Att.»r
nev General to enforce the law, after the Pi»
trict Attorney had refused to act. If there had
been any hope of redress, under existing cir-
Stances. I would have preferred charts
against this official and prosecuted him in tn«
criminal courts.
But Jackson declared that he did no* care to
do anything the purpose of which could be mis
construed and made to look like personal re
venge. He asserted that he obtained evidence
which, "to my mind, showed violations of our
criminal laws."
These papers he sent to Jerome. Then the re
port takes up at length the correspondence with
Governor Hughes. In which Jackson complained
that Jerome for three months had held up the
case, and then had replied that he knew of
nothing which occurred since the summer of
1006 which made It seem possible to him that
investigation by the grand Jury at that time—
the winter of IPo7— would reveal any facts hot
previously presented.
Jackson requested the Governor SB order him
to appear before the grand jury in New York
County to sup-Tsed** Jerome, prosecuting the
case on what he represented to the Governor
as sufficient evidence to warrant special pros
ecution. This request was granted. Then he
describes his troubles with the first le* Trust
grand jury, impanelled in January. 1:1
which he say*:
It was represented by the District Jt'
that this was some sort of extraordinarily in
telligent grand jury, specially qualified and con
vened for the very purpose to deal with crimes of
••high finance." that they had started an inquiry
into the merger of the street railways of
York «'ity. but would lay that work aside t>>
give me an immediate opportunity to present th-
Ice Trust case: and he said this was just the
jury for that work, and he offered all the as
sistance in his power, which was his duty, under
the statutes, to render.
1 accepted his statements in g!*>d faith up to>
that time, assuming him to be sinter-.-. 1
least willing to have any difference in our opin
ions as to the law settled by the courts.
I was not then aware that he h»i already
started to poison the minds of the grand Jwwf
against the honesty «f my purpose by having
interrupted their inquiry* into the street railway
merger immediately upon the making
application to the Governor to displace h
the Ice prosecution and having commeiif
fore the same grand Jury an inquir
truth of some rumors that some emp 1
offlc* or some of my political rriends bad boss)

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