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jjSTisn.,..S* 22.8 -
m^ts fortune Estimated a* High
# Hundred Million Dollars—
\ prepared for Sudden Death.
'' H Rogers, who directed the destinies
/Sf Standard Oil Company after John JX
*JL»\\*t ~ti red from an active part in its
* " -U*nt died early yesterday morning from
S2S while hi* physician was racinp to his
'sir Rogers had. according to his custom.
***' in aft" 5 o'clock. He soon became 111
for his wife. Before 7 o'clock he was
S£SU and at 7:20 be died. It was the
«d attack he had suffered.
* no**"'" death was unexpected He was
v£'« office on Tuesday, and had spent Tues
? yeS in his home, at No. 3 East 7*th
& lt apparently In as good health as he had
iT months. The tendency toward
;Sv las known, for In July. 1907. he had
Th,/ chock Wh-n he called to Mrs. Ropers
t/ipWd of a severe headache. That
«J«v might be approaching was not sus-
SI ft fir<i , but as the pain increased. Mrs.
£«, telephoned ... Dr. Edward P. Fowler, the
Physician, who was nt his country house
«tr>*-~ Manor.
Brthis time it was seen that Mr. Rogers was
JLiii-'" ill. and. alarmed by the ton " th
~~*»ce. Prp r Fowler raced ••• town in his auto
°^i The trip was made in a little less than
,„* in hour, but when the physician arrived
Vz Ropers was dead.
Final arrangements for the funeral had not
Km completed last night, but services will be
MdcnFridav morning at the Unitarian Church
jf the Messiah, in 34th street of which th Rev.
rr Robert Coflyer is pastor em.-ritus. Dr. Coll :
« will officiate. After the services at the
Clan 1 " of the Mes-iah. the body will be taken to
rAsven. Mass, a town which owes much to
jj r "j. pg ers-s beneficence, where services will be
j^jl ia the Unitarian Memorial Church. .This
church, costing more than $L 500.000. was built
by ilr. Rogers in memory of his mother. On
Funky Mr Rogers visited Fairhav, n and talked
tr> sorae cr the friends of his boyhood.
It was said in the financial district yesterday
th« there would be no surprise in Wall Street
if it became known that Mr. Rogers had left a
fortune of f1M.000.066. but conservative est!
cstes plac it between $60,000,000 and $75,000.-
IW. It was believed there thai T'rban v.
BroESiJtcn. his son-in-law, would succeed, for
the present at 1-ast. to the general management
cf his business Interest*.
Two years a?" Mr. Rogers was BO ii! for sev
eral veeks that his family was alarmed. He
tpparer.tly regained his usual health, but with
the darker of a sudden death from apoplexy al
ways te-fore'hini he arranged his business !n
tsr««s so that any enterprise in which he was
" fct?r«t*d/ woul<rnr.T b«- injured by his sudden
fl«-afr He had just finirhed one of the most '""
toniint financial operations of his career, and it
is 'eaid that he w contemplating another.
attifl that be ««s was nothing in Mr. Roi^-n'-s
m Tu«>*dav fetn
appearance to inn.i.- a that his health was not
to rood as It had v.. • n ■-• any time during tb«
laM two years. He sp^nt some time at his Je»k
and th^n went to the lunchroom us'-d by thr
Standard CMI offlcialx. M. S. Elliott, general
FOlicitor for the company, was at th<-- ?amt- tab'e.
and later said ho saw nothing out of the w-»y
■with the vice-president of the company. Short
ly bf fore ,i o'clock .Mr. Rogers went to his honv
i;or for th'- (■■rnpany. vas at 41
in his automobile. He had dinner there, as
usual, and then ".vent to bed.
When he died only Mrs. Rogers and the .ser
vants were in the house. But just alter Tii-
d-"eth members ■■•" the family eathered there.
Ainonsr them were his son. Lieutenant H. H.
Rogers. Jr.. ?.nd his thr»-e married daughters. Mis.
L'rban H. Proujrhton. <>f No ir> East S3d street:
Mrs. William E. Berjairin. of Ardsley. and Mrs.
William n. <"<"■• Dr. Collyer. who is an o'.d
friend of the family, joined them later.
As soon as th<_- news of Mr. Rogers'* death
•pr«d carriages and a'itomnbiles began to tak
♦TJcnds to th^ homo, but the members of th.
fUnily remained in seclusion.
£itruel L. Clemens was on his way to JCe\v*
Tcrk to see Mr. Ro^r-r= when th« latter's death
occurred. The author lives near Redding, t'oni.
H« m-as met at the rrand Cent Station by
■* Clemens, who told him that his friend was"
£*B<l As Mr. Cleatei - walked through the train
**'- k-aning m his daughter's arm. he said:
"It is terrible. It is terrible. I can't talk
*bsut It lam inexpressibly shocked. I don't
*■•• what 1 shall do."
"Sire. Rogers, knowing that Mr. Clemens was
«*:&£ to the city to s«>*- her husband, told Miss
Otoenj over the telephone of Mr. Ropers's
*•■*>. co she might break the news to him.
Th*>- went to the home of Mr. Broughton. Mr.
"^■fa aon-in-iaw. Mr. <*lcmens stayed tl'.ere
ca 'y a few minutes, talking to Mrs. Broughton,
ana th*r departed.
"I can ay nothing now," ii" said, overcome
*itli grie' as j ie entered a carriage, "It is
'"■"* 1 fee] it very mucli/'.
•A conference was held at the Brouaiitoo home
t ***l*»«r t • ♦■ runeral plant;. H. H. Rogers and
ttrte Bisters and Dr. Collyer being present.
A :t«Bsative pnjgramme and a tentative list of
♦■c if*s-»r' were made.
•Those who «ent early to the Rogers home to
**£.'*« their sympathy for the family Included
**"* Prominent persons in society and finan
'efrcteß. Among the first was Henry C.
**••■«. who lives at -7- street and Fifth ave
tc *-.:John D. Ryan, president of the Anaconda
"**•* Company, and one of the most intimate
a **k of Mr. Rogers, followed soon. Then he
'*.'• Mr. Broughton's home, where he gave
*■ statement:
jj^fr'-day Mr. Rogers went to Ins summer
°a»at Falrhaven. Mas?., where he remained
*-Oiay and Sunday. He cam* 1 back on Mon
*PP&rently a well man. He went to bust
cSt'** Ufu«il. an< 3 a* !ate as 4 o'clock was in his
lJ£'* ****■ knowledge of anything wrong was
p iVS**:3o o'clock this morning, when he com-
C~*i of a numbness in his arm to Mrs.
fes-IT 1 " A !itt:<- !;it.r he complained of a neverc
thoMi' °' tJ( H-k physicians v\w sent for. '"' 1
«M>T^ tft*-; ■ ; ,r<l Mr. Roger* lapsed Into on
°'c «»a*a«>gjt. He died without recovering <<>n
trr I*"***1 *"*** st 7:20 o'clock. Two years a«-> lie
*"**r*d from a previous stroke.
;vi! lfem Rockefeller, when he heard of th*
'HV 1 c^,bi* associate, paid: "We shall miss Mr.
9*** * KT+m deal. I do not know ■■•> of the
.^B I1 * but it Is safe to say that M 1M 1 R'^gerss
%ttt i» Seed rot have any unfavorable con6«
t-C.uiu.u on third pas*. |
To-day, *hn«'r».
To-morrow, »hcmrr»; e»»t winds.
Equitable Life Turns Over $110 000
on Eighteen Hours' Notice.*
Within eighteen hours after the presentation
of the claim papers to the Equitable Life As
surance Society the face value of two Insur
ance policies which Mrs. Heinrieh Conried held
on the life of her husband was paid yesterday
by the company. One poricy for $100,000 was
taken out by Mr. Conrled five years ago. The
other, which was for |I<MNM), Mr. Conried bad
carried for more than ten years.
Application was made yesterday by Mrs. Con
ried for tetters of administration on her hus
band's estate. It is expected that all the pa
pers will be prepared la time for her to qualify
on next Monday.
Avenges Alleged Wrong Done to
Hi* Sister.
: H - TV^icrapli M Th- TrfbWM 1
Morgan City. La.. May l.».—D r. Allen S. King.
one of the best known physicians in this part
of Louisiana and s commander in the Louisiana
naval militia, was shot and killed in his office
This morning by Leroy Olivier, h sixteen year
O M boy. who alleges that his sister had been
wronged Olivier. a«er tiring two shots into
X ■ | walked to the , ourthouse and surrendered.
Pr X .. and two children are visiting
her parents in Nortli Carolina. His slayer is a
mo at the late Dr. Michael Olivier, who was
ais.> ■ prominent phj sician.
Financier Will Go in for Fanning in
Henry E Huntington. who has gradually given
up his business interests here that he might
give his time to farming In Southern California,
left his apartments yesterday at the Metropoli
tan Club for the new villa he is building at Oak
Knoll, near Los Angeles.
For the last three weeks Mr Huntington has
been stripping the shelves of his private library
at the club and shipping to the West a choice
collection of rare editions, an.l also many vol
umes on plants and landscape gardening from
the Henry W. Poor collection.
Mr Huntington has purchased many paintings
within the last eight months. Among the can
vases shipped to the West were several by
Sorolla, the Spanish artist, whose pictures were
on exhibition recently in this city under the
auspices of the Hispanic Society. George Roni
ney's picture of the Horsley children was one „f
the pictures sent to Oak Knoll.
It is Mr. Huntington's belief that the soil and
climate of Southern California are capable of
producing all sorts of tropical fruits, and his
time henceforth will be devoted to proving this
theory on his ranch of 480 acres. ■
Some years ago Mr. Huntingi-m determined to
retire from active business when he was sixty
years old, and for more than a year he ha been
I preparing for this retirement by gradually re
linquishing the active management of one after
another of his great interest?. The chief one
was the traction system of I^os Angel/ and
Southern California.
Alleged Poolroom American Tract
Society Tenant.
Two n - x
Ginty. of No. S(M Franklin avenue. I'.r
and Michael !.. M irks. ■' No SOU W
avenue, wei
ives vVafatn and McGowan ■
station. Ginty is chargt
inning * poolroom, ai d Marlu
The ;srrr<-sts were made on an upper floor ■•'
American Tract Society Building. No IS)
Nassau street, where the detectives shy that
. beta on horw U! the
races wer« ' mestown, Va., ira- k
Tin detectives say that thej round In the
rooms about five thousand poiu
; . rii..- and various pami
taining bylaws of one "Whit* :•:•
according to the pamph I
tzed for the purpose (A cultivating friends! ip.
social enjoyment and rational amusement of Its
members." The name "Commercial Paper Corn-
Is painted on the door of tl ■• -HVes of
. . pi ,,,\ room
Surgeon Resigns After Words with
the Captain.
!B.- T<"lr raph to The Tribune.]
New London. Conn.. May 19.— New York State's
trim sew training ship, the Newport, with 115
hardy cadets aboard, mi tugging :it her .ai>i«- lo
night off the oM Pequot House wharf, as if im
patient at the delay in not getting under way ••'■'
her annual foreign cruise.
Rumors v.' ■■* rife about the city to-day that the
Newport* commander. Captain Lay Everhart, and
th» ships surgeon, Dr. Koran O'nricn. had a war
of words aboard ship la*l evening, which resulted
in D- O'Brien hastily parkins his "grip." bidding
his brother officers goodby and taking the launch
Captain Kverhart lias been ansent sin-.- last
night The ilr.st oncer saM he bad gone to Wash
ington L»r. O'Brien departed for New York this
evening and another surgeon Is reported as de
tailed to B o aboard the training snip »» bis Place.
i- Richard B. Aldcjoft. jr.. chairman of th* ex
r-eu.ivc cwnmtttrt pi the nautical school l of the
Board of Education, said yesterday that Dr.
O-nrlen-s resignation had been accept. and tha<
„.,„ ta K v.,h,rt was In the right In th- .1.-,.
■ Mr! UdCTOft said that the trouble was trivial, and
thai n:.- ship «.„,!„ .ea^e New
j.onlon to-day. '__
C. S. Parsons Last Seen Clinging to Over
turned Launch in Ohio River.
|Ur TH<.|tr«|.!i to Th- Tribune.l
Pittsburgh May * -Professor CharJles S. parson*
P.wMenl teacher of architectural drawing, and
until recently assistant registrar at the Oernegie
Technical Schools. I* supposed to have b-en
drowned In the Ohio River here, last night. He
was last seen clinging to .be side of an --.turned
launch, wnl.h ..ad been hit by - •-.«! He
could not swim. The body has not y ? t been found.
r ,;:'..", Parsons came from a well known
family of Akron. Ohio. Efts was ■ gradual from
Ssh rrir.-ri -";■;: ;:
, /•, ,v H | Viil- Professci Par
r:',^:;::;";" — -
he would be drowned.
f^rfonal. T conducted three day tour vta Prnn
oi ticket aceuts.— Advu -~
Vessel Caught in Floes Off St.
John's Harbor — Attempt at
Rescue Fails.
St. John's. N. V.. May 19. The Allan Lino
steamer Mongolian, bound from Glasgow and
Liverpool for St. Johns. N. R. Halifax. X. S..
and Philadelphia, with five hundred passenger*
on board, was caught in a dangerous Ice Jam
one mile off th<s harbor late to-day and to
night was In a hazardous position.
It is feared that if the wind Increases before
daylight the Mongolian will be driven ashore
and become a wreck. Should such an accident
occur, it is thought that the passengers can
escape by walking over the densely packed floes.
The coast steamer Prospero, which has just
returned from the ice-packed waters of Belle
Isle Strait, where she had been abandoned by
her crew and afterward rescued, also lies
v edged in ice between the Mongolian and the
shore. The Prospero had been sent by the
agents of the Allan Line here when the plight
of the Mongolian became known, to attempt to
reach the big vessel and take off the passen
gers and malls. The little steamer had just
passed the harbor mouth, after struggling for
every foot of progress, when the ice barrier be
came impregnable. There she kept company
during the night with the Mongolian, which was
equally helpless In the grip of the Ice.
The Mongolian, which had left Glasgow on
May ;. and Liverpool a few days later, with
about five hundred passengers on board, for this
port, Halifax and Philadelphia, met the first of
the great fields of Ice yesterday. Captain Will
iams then endeavored to shape his course to
avoid contact with the Hoes. but as he ap
proached land where the harbors had been
packed by the drifting floes so that Irregular
formations extended far out to sea, the Mon
golian met strenuous resistance. Even before
<•;<!'•■ Race had been sighted the combat be
tween steamer and* Ice bad called out the best
seamanship of Captain Williams and his officers.
Inch by Inch the Mongolian forced Us way
through the drifting mass, until i; position about
a mile off the narrow harbor opening had been
gained. There she stopped. The steamer's ef
forts to run the blockade are believed to have
injured some of the bow plates, but a number ••:
fishermen who managed to reach her side over
\ the closely packed floes could discern no damage
To-night, the combined action of wind and
j tide strengthened the Rrlp of the rtoes. and the
1 Mongolian was completely surrounded, unable
i to advance 01 recede.
The passengers of the Mongolian crowded the
j decks to see the fight between Ice and Bteam
i power, watching the narrow entrance to the
I harbor, between whose rocks stretched a com
pact mass of ice, as firm as' that in which their
own steamer was wedged.
The steamer Rosalind was unable to leave
here to-day for New York, and several other
steamers were, held In port
Chautauqua Manager* Mah Offer
( 'an Xante Qtcn Price.
■ ■ :
h, the R<
profitable summer on
The prominence of the
Rhod< ' isslons,
and the fact that h- ■ - ' attack by
, ■
Dolllvi r. La Follette and '■
th<- Chautauqua managers. T l ■ him to
• | lines who give plain
talks about affairs v \v . I to the "folks
■s> .:■ -'< ■ • head, :• t*\
Mi . A!'!n. ;, !:. nl In
an oppori units has !••■■ ■ ■ '
fered him to nam€ I Is own terms, select
circuit a-!'i make anj kind of add res
;>.. Rhode Island Senator has not mad.'
mmer plans, but expects to remain In
Washington until the tariff bill becomes a law.
his friends who heard of the Chauti
offer suggested to-day thai a Joint debate on
tolien schedule si Bismarck. N. D.,
tween Senators Aldrich ayd Dolllver. would
st.irt a Bre on the WTestern prairies Mr ai
drih is pretty well known to the Chautauquans
of Kansas. Nebraska and other Middle Western
states, owing to the fact that "his name •■< '■ -
;i li the rest" when Senator La Follette draws
D Ucall and proceeds to tell the patient and
perspiring seekers for truth "how the bosses
run the Senate." Senate courtesy has be«n
bo closelj followed In Mr. La Follette's descrip
tive oratory that the farmers of Kansas would
neglect their crops for just a glimpse of the
Rhode Island Senator.
Judge* Uphold Preacher in Xorth
Carolina Debate.
IB; ■■•... to The Ti Ibunc 1
A she vl He, X. «'. May 19. -As th.' result of a
debate held In West Ashevllle, Tuesday night.
betwt-en Leroy Henry, >Ui aintained that thy
"gt tgraph^cal theorj as regards the rotation "f
.),, parth Is rorrect," and th<' Rev. J. L. Cooke,
who upheld that the earth la flat and does not
revolve, thn f the r>\> Judge* decided In favor
of the preacher's views thai the earth is "sel
«.ii ,-i Fence post like s hat " r rh<- minority
|udges made violent but vain protests.
M; Cooke ridiculed the rotation theory, ask
ing why, if it was correct, th» i:ihi<- spoke of
the earth having a foundation. He asserted
• it was trip an .-an!" flying east at the
rate of a mile a minute would find itsHf in a
minute Mfl mites west of tvhere it started, tha'
sll the \\;;t>! of the ocean would flj Into space
..,,,1 that •■!! the tomcats would be yanked off
back fences Into the Mississippi River.
Will Be Offered at Auction June 10 to Pay
Debt of $100,000.
The Charles XV. Morse house, No. 79 Fifth ave
nue, is listed to be sold at foreclosure on June l"
at the He i Kstnt»- Exchange salesroom, Xos. 11
and 16 Veeey street, by Joseph P. Day. It Is ■
five story house, with ■ rrontaae of 27 feet and a
depth of OH f?et. adjoining the house of Harry
Payne Whitney at the southwest corner of 57th
Street mid Fifth avenue.
The action I.- brought by John K. Berwlno
against Charles XV. Morse. Clemence C. Morse
Jennie R. Morse. Montros* W. Houck. John W.
Gates~ Edward Clarence Jones and William B
Bird. jr.. "all of whom." he alleges, 'have or claim
to have' seats intertst in or ilen upon the said
premises." it is to secure a Second mortgage on
the property ol $$50,000. which witu Interest now
ftruyuiits to uver S-i'JO.OuO.
Croker Bought Property for $150,
000, and Present Owners Want
Treble That Amount.
Any day may he moving day for the Depart
ment of Health of the City of New York. The.
officials of the department want to move, but
not now. Some pleasant day about a year from
mow would suit them, they say. and they hope
to wait that ion? before leaving the present lo
cation, at 55th street and Sixth avenue. Hut
they arc harassed hy doubts. They Will remain
if nol dispossessed, but they may receive a.
dispossess notice an« day. Such a notice will
be sent when the property is sold for *450,0«>;
and the property is now for .-ale.
The i-;, s,-ss ,-s on the land and the various build
ings now occupied bj thai branch of the cfty
government all expired on May I. The city
would not renew the leases, which had run for
about ten years. Notice was sent to I
partinent that an Increase of l« per cent would
be .. Ided, making the yearly rental of Hie prop
ertj s.".n.<MN». beginning at that time. The city
will pay at that rate monthly, but the depart
ment now occupies the present site merelj as a
holdover tenant.
Richard broker purchased the present prop
erty about ten years ago for the Democratic
Club. Jefferson M. Levy said last night at Ins
home: Mr Croker paid $150,000 for the prop
erty, and I successfully opposed its being used
for headquarters by the Democratic Club. The
Board of Health 'moved In instead, and. I have
understood, spent considerable money to change
the interior so that the work of the department
could be properly accomplished, It Is estimated
that $100,000 has been spent in that way."
Controller Met/, said yesterday that several
sites owned by the city were being considered
for the use of the Department of Health, and
that within a year be believed a new location
would be at least decided upon. if not occupied.
-The price asked for the property Is consid
ered exorbitant.- he added, "and there Is no
thought of purchasing it at that <r any other
figure. On the other hand, the increase of 1U
per cent In the rental, making the present site
cost *.".<UN>o a year, is believed to be Justified
by the Increased valuation In the last ten years.
The city has not signed any new lease, nor will
it. Th. owners can hold us for a year by our
failure to do so."
A man conversant with all the facts pointed
out that the city could borrow the >l'"'»» l re
quired to buy the ; resent site, including the
expensive improvements made to meet the needs
of the department, and. it :;«, per cent interest,
amounting to $15,750, a saving of H4.250 would
be effected yearly. Mr. Met* repeated that the
place ror the Department of Health was on
.erne -.t- now owned by the city, and mentioned
the old City College, at 23d street and Lexing
ton avenue! ns one of the most favorable pros
prctlve locations.
At the Department of Health. Dr. Walter
Benseii sanitary superintendent, said:
•The price iked for the present location Is
prohibitive. As a matter of fact, however, this
property "ill not be purchased for the Depart
ment of Health at any price. That has been
definitely decided. We have many locations in
view and all probably determine upon some
plot Owned by the city before many months.
One thing is Pure, however-the Board of Health
I* going to move
The late H .1 Braker bought the vacant lot
just south ... corner building at 55th street
and Sixth avenue and erected a one story bund-
Ing on it several years ago. ahd It was occupied
b y the Board Of Health. The title to the main
building was transferred to him. His relations
witli Croker were intimate. Mr. Braker died at
Plymouth. England, on September L 1908. the
day after landing from the ship that took him
from this country on a trip for his health.
The Department of Health needing still more
room the second, third and fourth stories of
the building at No. 9*J3 Sixth avenue, known as
the Westerly property, were subsequently
,eased and a bridge was erected connecting
them with the main and intermediate buildings.
Westminster Officials Decline to Re
ceive Meredith's Ashes.
I ondon Maj -" The Westminster author!
tie* have refused permission to place the
„,; O rge Mer.dith in the Abbey. An appeal to
the dean to this end was Strongly supported hj
,!,.. Society of Authors, representing all the
leading writers. "■•:■ Premier Asqulth, Lord Mor
ley Rudyard Kipling and James M. Barrie. Mr.
Baixle made a person;,! appeal to the dean, but
In vain.
It was announc-d officially last night hy th
,,,..,„ thai a memorial service will he held in the
fcbbey on Saturday. The funeral, therefore.
will be at Dorking, as previously arranged. The
a C tion of the Westminster authorities has
caused much disappointment, as It is known
that the family of the late novelist hh.i no ob
jectlon to the placing of his ashes in the Abbey,
and the question of space was nol involved by
depositing the urn there
•The Times" understands, however, that on
mati.r*- consideration and I ause of exceptional
oondittoM of the ease Premier Asquitli has sx
pressed the hope that the Dean of Westminster
iftay consent to allow the ashes of George Mere
dith to be buried in the Abbey.
Chicago Judge Rules That She Is Not in
Want at Present Time.
Chicago May 19 —Temporary alimony was de
nied to-day to Mrs. Polly Logan Tucker, who la
suing her husband, Colonel William F. Tucker, for
separate maintenance.
fudge A. C. Barnes. in the Superior Court, saM
that It was apparent that Mrs. Tucker was not In
dire want of anything at this time. An affidavit
of Colonel Tucker's was read, showing that Mrs.
Tucker has property worth $100,000. Mrs. Tucker
In.her affidavit said her Income was J1.750 a year.
Four-Year-Old Crushed to Death by Wheels
of Heavy Wagon.
in Telegraph to The Tribunal
Pittsburg May 19.-Her rear that her Teddy
bear" would be harmed by the hoofs of an ap
proaching team was the cause of the death of
four-year-old Gertrude Shulsold here on Saturday.
The facts were brought out at the inquest to-day.
Arnold Marsh was hurrying alcng with a heavy
wagon, when the child en>« her beloved toy lying
in the gutter, right in the path of the wheels. She
toddled to save it. but the wheels passed, over her
body. She died next day.
Secretary of War Leaves Cuba
Hastily for Washington.
Havana. May !».— The visit of Jacob M. Dick
inson, American Secretary of War to Ha\ana.
has been cut short, owing to his illness, and the
Mayflower, on which he arrived here yesterday,
sailed at H» o'clock to-night with the Secretary
and party on hoard.
Beeretary Dickinson wfl] he taken direct to
Washington. He has been confined to his state
room for three days, suffering from vesical
stone. His condition is not alarming, nut then
was a slifcht fever to-day, indicating some in
flammation, and the attending physician de
cided that it would not he advisable for him to
remain longer in n warm climate.
It was the original intention of the Secretary
to remain in Havana until Friday to await the
arrival of Postmaster (Jeneral Hitchcock, who
ifft Washington yesterday.
Major General Franklin Bell and the cither
members of the party came ashore this morning
and called on President Gomez. They visited
Camp Columbia and other points of inter-
Secretary Dickinson sailed from Charleston, S. C.
for the Isthmus of Panama on the Mayflower on
April 21, arriving at Colon on April 28. after a brief
stop at Kingston, Jamaica. During his stay on the
Isthmus the Secretary of War was busily occupied
In inspecting the canal and studying canal affairs.
On the arrival of the Mayflower at Havana on
Tuesday the Secretary was unable to go ashore. It
had been his Intention to confer with President
S //stem of Exchanges and Unem
ployment Insurance Proposed.
London. May 24 -Winston Spencer Churchill,
president of the Board of Trade, announced in
the House of Commons last night that he would
introduce a government bill to-day creating
a national system of labor exchanges similar to
those already existing on the Continent, with a
view to a better organization and a reduction in
irnber of unemployed In London and other
English cities.
With this departure, he said, the government
also intended to associate a policy of unemploy
ment Insurance If the bill was adopted it was
proposed to start a scheme, beginning in l'.'l<».
dealing first with the whole group of house
building, general construction, engineering and
machine trades and shipbuilding. This would
cover, roughly, nearly half of the whole field of
unemployment, and. in fact, the worst part.
The government, said Mr. Churchill, intended
to aim at a scheme of benefits rather lower than
are now paid by the strongest trade unions.
This would make necessary the raising of be
tween r> pence and 6 pence a man a week,
th*> fund to be contributed jointly by the work
man, the employer and the state. He was con
vinced that Parliament would gladly apply its
remaining strength to grappling with these
hideous problems of social disorganization
which were marring the health and happiness
Of the country and which, if neglected, might
affect Its strength and honor In the world.
Mr. Cl-.jrchiMs outlined plans dealing with
the unemployment problem appear to be well
received by both parties. The Conservative
pogt describes them »s "the most satisfac
tory and coherent . piece of work that has yet
found a place in the government programme."
The labor exchange scheme will be national
and voluntary, and it Is estimated will cost
$1,000,000 yearly. The insurance scheme, which
will not be Introduced until 1910. will be com
palsory and applied in the first instance only
to the trades mentioned. Involving about 2.2.*\
000 workmen. Details are not yet available,
but it Is understood that the contribution of the
workmen, tho employe" and the state will not
necessarily be ,:al in amount.
Following the German plan. Insurance books
will be Issued to which stamps will be affixed
each week. The worker, on losing bis employ
ment will take the book to the nearest labor
exchange, which will either find him work or
pay him an allowance.
Attache* Property of His Wife. Her
Father and F. K. Sturgis.
IH- TH»crnph to Th» Trthun* 1
Newport! R. 1.. May 10.-All of " goods,
chattels and real estate of Mrs. Aurel Batonyl.
Frank Work, her father, and Frank K. Stutgts,
of New York, were to-day attached here by Mr.
Batonyl In an action of trespass. The attach
ment is one of the largest ever sworn out here.
It involves property valued at several hundred
thousand dollars.
The list of property included Mrs. Batonyl a
Middletown farm. Mr. sturgiss Middietown
farm and Newport property, and the Rellevu<>
avenue villa of Mr. Work, all valued at nearly
S-MNt.IMMi Besides these properties, the writ also
attaches 5150,000 in stocks belonging to the de
fendants and personal property in the pailllislra
of J. H. Wetherill and the Newport Trust Com
pany. Mr. Batonyl In suits desires to secure
$130,000 In personal property which he alleges
has been wilfully kept from him since he and his
* ife separated, in 1907.
W. C. Proctor Offers Half Million
for Graduate College.
Princeton. N. J.. May 19-— lt became known to
nlght that William Cooper Proctor, a member of
the cla«s of '83. of Princeton University, and of the
firm of Proctor A Gamble, of Cincinnati, had offered
a gift of $500,000 to the board of trustees of Prince
ton University toward carrying out the project of
the graduate college.
Tbe conditions are that an equal sum be pledge.!
before May 1 1910. and that a site satisfactory to
the donor be chosen instead of the "Prospect" aits
recent' decided upon. It is asserted on good au
thortty that the added 1500.000 will be forthcoming
and that a site other than "Prospect" will undoubt
edly be selected. „„.„,
The university some time ago received SM*VW»
from the estate of Mr*. Swan, of Princeton.
While the graduate school project as originally pre
sented. In which the late President Cleveland was
vitally interested, entailed a com of J3.000.rt0. only
JGUOOUO It Is said, was planned for the aoUdmga.
It is now believed that the college has been made
Immediately possible.
Deposed Haytian President Reported to Have
Landed in This City Saturday.
Peru M . May nV-Nord Alexis, deposed Presi
dent of Haytl.-wlll soon come to this city for a
visit \t present he is the guest of James Turner,
a negro of Peru, who has spent several months in
the West Indies. Turner an! Nord Alexis landed
In New York City last Saturday on their way here,
where they will remain for some time before going
to Boston, Turners former home. The latter Is
wealthy and has invited Hayfis former President
to spend the summer In the United States with him.
QuaHt: . Sparkle and t>ryne»s are Superb.
H T Dewej & Sons Co.. 13S Fulton St.. New York.
Believes in Opposing Parties, but
Sat/s "Restrain the Fools" — Equal
Tribute to Xorth and South.
Petersburg, Va . May 10.— Driving over his
toric roads and battlefields, through clouds of
choking white dust. President Taft attended to
day the unveiling of a shaft of granite and an
heroic figure in bronze on the battleground of
Fort Unbone to General John F. Hartranft and
the Pennsylvania soldiers of the Third Division
of the Ninth Corps of the Union arm He ad
dressed a notable gathering of veterans in blua
and gray.
Later he was the guest at an a 1 fresco lunch
eon served on the oak shaded lawns of one of
the most beautiful old homes in the South, and
finally, standing on a knoll of Centre Hill Man
sion, faring a multitude, hrr made an earnest
plea for self-sacrificing and non-partisan sup
port for the mi .• and common country.
"It has been a great day," he declared, "not
alone for Petersburg, for Pennsylvania and for
Virginia, but in the history of the whole country;
a day which will conduce to a greater union — a
day to make stronger our common '■■ v ve for our
common country, for which all of us when
necessary are ready to die."
The President's speech at the Pennsylvania
memorial was a studied tribute to the North
and to the South. He was unstinted in his
recognition of the heroic deeds of both sides.
The "common heritage of heroism" was his
theme. Bad ing good, be believed, had coma
from the strife which had be»-n inevitable. la
his later speech, however, when he had been
taken in charge by the people of the Virginia
commonwealth, Mr Taft, beginning In a humor
ous vein by twitting Governor Snansnn on th«
rare gift of being able to make four speeche3
In one day. became serious and for fifteen min
utes held his audience in silent attention a3 ha
outlined in a general way his ideas of a citizen
ship which in the North and South alike should
carry the country forward to 'permanence o*
prosperity and an ever-glorious future."
■When he did lapse into the subject of partisan
government the Prt=ident spoke broadly. H9
urged the Southern people to direct them!
toward an intelligent and healthy opposition.
He' believed in two opposing parties, he said,
with a fighting nucleus in every state oX the
union 'to make the party in power do business
Turning to the subject of the tariff Mr. Taft
laughingly declared:
■■I'm not going to say that tariff for reve
nue only and tariff for the purposes of protec
tion are one an.l the same thing when they both
reach the same amount. But when ■ Con
gressman from Alabama favors a >- tariff on
lumber for revenue and a n*t*sarr.an from
Washington or Oregon fators a **- tariff on
lumber for protection, they haven't any great
amount of dispute between them. Personally I
am not In favor of a $-' tariff on lumber for any
purpose. But it all means, my friends, that we
are working closer and closer together along
different routes. T: Southern Congressmen
who have been sharply criticised by their home
papers for deserting the sacred principles of
free trade come about as close to knowing what
th-ir constituents at horn» want as do the lead
ing papen of the same community. This, again,
is but a further illustration of the fact that we
are getting together."
As the President stood addressing the great
throng In th*» growing shadows the scene about
him was picturesque. The President and a score
of distinguished guests had eaten a late luncheon
on th- wide veranda of Centre Hill Mansion, the
home of Charles Hall Davis, president of the
Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, while a
thousand others dined at turf-covered tables on
the lawn. There were several after-luncheon
speeches from th« veranda, and then the Presi
dent and the guests went to the rear lawn. Be
neath the knoll from which he spoke were gath
ered several hundred school children, who sanj
■The Star Spangled Banner." "Dixie" and
"America" with equal fervor. In the streets be
neath the wall surrounding the grounds thou
sands of negroes were gathered. The President
declared that be had intended la make only a
few brief remarks, but the crowd inspired him to
a more serious effort. Governor Swansea ex
pressed to the President the regret that illness
had prevented Mrs. Taft from being present.
Th- day was brought to a close with a lawn
lete ana reception on the Center Hill manaMa
grounds. The President and his party left la:a
to-nisht for Charlotte. N. C, where Mr. Taft
will attend the Mecklenburg celebration-to-mor
At Fort Mahone Mr. Taft said in part:
We could not dedicate this beautiful and «*»
during memorial to the volunteer soldiers nf
Pennsylvania with such a ser.se of its justice
and appropriateness had they not been con
fronted by an enemy capable of resistmg their
a«aults with equal vigor and fortitude.
To Pennsylvania, as on" of the great states
of the Union, encased in th» determination to
,' ' I, fell the burden of furnishing tens of
thousands of men for the struggle in every rvirt
of the line of attack; but especially In the Arm/
of the Potomac was. th- force of her people and
their dVvotlon to the cMX felt.
In the time which has passed the bitterness
of the internecine struggle has passed away and
we now treasure as a common heritage of the
country the bravery and the valor of both sides
In that controversy. The Army of the Potomac
under Grant and Meade. was seconded and sup
ported by a generous government. It was .iard
v m with the Confederate forces. Scantily
clothed rarely on more than half rations, and
for considerable periods reduced to an allowance
of bacon and meal hardly sufficient to sustain
life the long winter through, their shivering In
fantry manned the ever extending siege works,
and made headway against the vigorous assault*
of the m.on army until their depleted rank*
were no longer equal to the defence of the at
tenuated lines and they gave up a contest w hicn
hv any other soldiers but the tried and seasonM
veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia would
long before have been abandoned
Pennsylvania's pride must be in the victory
achieved by her men against so brave, resolut*
and resourceful an enemy. That we can come
here to-day and in the presence of thousands
and tens of thousands of the survivors of the
gallant army of Northern Virginia and of their
descendants establish such an enduring monu
ment by their hospitable welcome and acclaim.
la conclusive proof of the uniting of the sections
and a universal confession that all that was
done m well done: that the battle had to be
fought, that the sections had to be tried, but
that in the end the result has inured to the
common benefit to all. The men of the army of
Northern Virginia fought for a principle which
they believed to be right and for which they
were willing to sacrifice their lives, their home*
—all indeed, which men hold most dear.
The contending forces of half a century a 0»
have now given place to a new North and a new
South, and to a more enduring union in *«*•
responsibilities and in whose glorious destiny
we equally and gratefully share.
Upon his arrival shortly after 9 o'clock ibm

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