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wmfrctntor Ladd Urges Taking
the Tariff' Out of Politics.
.„. Editor of The Tribune.
* c ~ v are aw::rc of what constitute the ta
£tf: #.. ric »! l <r.« of life, and then men do differ
'^vrma' 1 universities educate their young men
•f' ' culture, refinement and social dignity.
lßt f^'.ietn in addition for a successful business
tiX *'L^e;a Germany lias jrone Great Britain an.l
<. e d States one Letter since XBML and now
«** h ß s IlliWtrated what a restrained people are
W53,W 53 , doing- J T P'"" 1118 but yesterday since our
CW * i> 'inrnl to protect its Yankee whale •!<•.•; in
*^S* raciflc. .-■■■■ the ancient
15:6 ,* ' and become ;iequ:«.inte<l with the little
**^^n. Who could have prophesied such a
I'rCUn1 ' rCUn jn all worldly conditions us has marked
t*" l^^,' of tt« last Quarter <vntuT. To-day it
th * «jbi'» to communicate with nearly all ports
JsT««ld. on larftl or sea.
s.n the tut remains known, and never more
*Ty an ' plainly dra^n. that the great peoples of
yore nercr more independent or further
non-. National pride never predominated
i7l " rrf . Sen:S en: throughout the world, and the cvi-
not confined to the strenuous and won
f^'fElarKemrnt of sea ptiwer now going on.
>ji»fP le al(>ne serm to bl " a 1U1!e lil at ease ln
.v l « r»gar<l. Two parties have lons contended
v^- we for an Independent borne industry, that
te time mipSt make us the greatest free trade
BSB on earth, while the other cared less for
—Mf anr. co:r.try. their chief anxiety bein* to buy
' >*r* thpy <"3« « v^ta!n poods they want the cheap
rtt. •r'nethf'" It he in England, Germany. France.
i»-aa or etoewhere. Gladstone said he saw In the
a^eftflOOSlj mixed ;.orulatl ( >;i eettling in the
TsSed States the prratest .lar.per. The new peo
tie' bririF •*!> them a loyal home pride, which
jjanot I* replaced by an equal pride and loyalty
far their new honi» in much less than a frenera
.' - Men come here to obtain a better living,
i£d love of home and friends and country remains
Krone while '.hey live
Xtas -onditi'">n is unknown to any other preat
sujoa in Mtythtag liKe the same depre*. and It
toes iar to explain the lack of patriotism among
ear peer*- ll accounts for the indifference in
leralrj" of the free trader? and tariff reformer* and.
eyjaliV tree, may it be paid, the master minds In
ecr country *ho have always been protectionists
Pi new stronger protectionists than ever.
la season ard out, these men have, been de-
Ustti. and because they have not talked back
tteSr ejppcaenta got to believe that they were
Eighty; tut what a revers-sl of opinion! Magazines
tzi the pna have continued to advocate tariff
Rfgna, though it c>feat«*d Cleveland, their Idol. In
131 and pave evidence of Its costly mistaken
policy in the lor.i; years of depression that began
in -so; when people began to 1 • lard against
toch a business policy, months before Election Day.
For four years th<~s« papa have been demanding
uziS reform ssaln. and. notwithstanding they were
everwhelmineiy defeated In the last election, with
tfce aid o? a few inrcrpents they continue to fiftht
teairrt home indtistri-s, which have made our
eocptry co rich and prosperous.
The tables are turned, however. The old savin?,
"tone so b'.irii as those who won't see," loom? every
where. Fi?s!dfr.t Roosevelt would not yield to the
tlesanl tar tariff reform, and weak offlceseekers,
inlK»fC" th» handwriting on the wall, allied them
selves with what they r*ascned out to be a popular
desMd- Borne of them will find It difficult to in
spir* cenfidpnrf- »gain. c\*n with a good command
Cf eloquent words. From dM wage earnerß in our
lirpe cities came the astonishing votes that settled
a? eleciion, and they indicated more than words
ttmld tfll that they realize that to maintain the
laericaji -wage scale a?ain«=t all Kurope. Japan
c 3 tt# rest of the world, without a proper pro
waive policy for our own industries, was an lm
jesifcle problem. Such an overwhelming landslide
hi net : • -is dreamed >>i, and its influence still
RSRers the free, traders.
I the po icj of the present leaders of the Repab-
Jne party is continued, great progress will result.
4i«(Jy V.-.c good effect apparent in the peneral im-
PMrtr.:- in business and the marvellous advance
fa stocks trcra February to June !s as slpniflcant
«i -xas ti« depression that came over the country
in ISC wins Cleveland, under a double-leaded edi
torial order is 'The New York World," joined the
Pullisan car party from Washington that w«»nt
iato Rhode Island to defeat Aldrich and boom tariff
reform b March cf th.it {near. Tlitn the scare de
pressed the country months before Election Day.
Tfcis BHM the conSdf nee tn a real protective tariff
be^aa xd disccur.t the result before Taft was inau
panMa, The £ght was pushed while before the
Senate, aad much Uttenwaa • mm shown by the in
turge;.: Kepublicans, »ho had, for political pur
poses, opposed the real voice of our people. The
Democrats were the greatest surprise to the reform
press, however. Here the disgust was outspoken.
No each extreme bulldozing was ever witnessed.
Every one of them with any influence or standing
reccgaizeti the nerd ■' protection on his local com-
BjaH •. and ite cleverness with which these facts
*ere brought to light v, ill not soon be forgotten.
Tfce Republicans generally felt that the \oters
■understood the tariff, ani should be relied upon to
sake it protect home Industries, and that directly
fcclailes the scale of wace«. If the insurgent tariff
reformers read a rev jctkm of schedules downward
a tbt party puufonn to win tree trade eulogies, it
«* their ota blander. Good Republicans were
cartful in havir.g that platform correct, and the
efcout that anybody was df-ceived is an error.
Mare an<l mere do «c realize w^iat a local issue
tiis tar*lf tjuestiun is. 3iad the tariff reformers
known the facts, details and particulars, then they
*rc-!l not have so lung ago begun their demand.
a 2 is «ell that ends veil, and there is no revenge
« tae Republicai policy. It f-tands for American
Progress ia ladusuieg, trilling that * few, if nc-ces
*arj-. sho-jld suS<?r thtt the country advance, rather
than that a lot Buffer and then there be no ad
"Sttc*. tiirply rr^edinj; to a Rort of Ireland.
On- can r«-i<i all the tariff reform books and ut
'•*raace» ir, enr lihr^rJes, only to find that they
a»ir. Tcoura«f-ment to foreign wage earners and
tl»dtrF to our co?t. Tiit- ecxjds we now are able to
=aice in this country had i rotection, and now con
flJUoa? r^qiur* tr-.or^ to tartber protect tii^m. Who
*wld know this Lh* 1h ttf r. our manufacturers a.nd
Cool, Dressy Low
Shoes for Women
Coward Oxfords have grace
ful shape, stylish appearance
£&d the springy, comfortable
tread, peculiar to Coward
lasts. Coward uppers fit close
lj about the ankle, and never
annoy the wearer by riding
at the heeL All summer
leathers in hi«.<s and widths
to fit all ieet.
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wage earners la the industry or those Importers
and agents of foreign manufacturers who desire to
block our mills and take our mark*"!?
Again with a sotr»id and solid protective tariff.
and men behind it able to carry it out, this na
tion advances to a now and greater prosperity in
which those who have fought against It will share
a part-
In the fall of 1891 Hill, of New York, attempted
to secure the Democratic nomination for the Presi
dency th*- next yar, peeking his aid in the South
end among the Western Silver Democrats. This
led Cleveland to cut out the silver question, as ho
knew it would be fatal as an issue In the Kast.
He selected tariff reform, and on January s. 183:;.
declared any other issue would bode defeat, When
Cleveland went to Providence in March, 1892, he
endeavored to engage tii?_ Republicans In a Joint
debate on the tariff question alone. The Republi
■■ins offered to meet Cleveland and Governor Camp
bell .ir.il discuss questions of the day, Including si)
ver, and to furnish a hall for the purpose, bui
Cleveland declined. Speaker Reed and ifcKlnley
were to be the Republican speakers, but Cleveland
would not listen to any silver debate. This was
Bryan's first Introduction Into a national campaign
in the Bast, and he was introduced as the silver
tongued orator from the silver state of Nebraska,
lihode Island voters stood by their Runs for pro
tection and Aldrich, and the fierce tariff reform
onslaught failed.
The special session has shown that the protective
policy has been the root and foundation of that
prosperity which has so Invited the world's admira
tion. The surprise of the session has been the
hearty approval by the South and prominent
I '•■in... rats of the protective policy. Even the Re
publicans who wrangled over trivial details were
made restive until they Insisted that their states
were as thoroughly American as any in the Union.
it seems as if free trslae as an Issue Is dead.
The tariff question should not bo made a political
issue again. It Is un-American to patronize foreign
ers on goods we can make here longer than time
enough for us to organise that Industry. Our pro
tective tariff Is to aid in doing Just that. We have
only to imitate or Inaugurate business methods in
the handling of tariff matters to derive greater
results. A separate and distinct branch of the
Treasury Department, under the Secretary of the
Treasury, to keep in direct touch -with business at
home and abroad would So mars than any commis
sion that can bo named.
Ex-Governor of Rhode Island
Plea That City and Its Workers Be Eece
ficiaries Rather than Favored Few.
To t u <- BMtoi ol The Tribune.
Sir: I note hi one of our city papers suggestions
made by the secretary of the Committee on Con
gestion of Population as to the need of a commis
sion to "investigate the problems of land specula
tion and land profits." At present land values are
being so exploited and the unearned increment is
being so ■orbed by the few to the loss of the rent
payers among our poorer wag" mum that the
community has a right to demand jus? such an in
vestigation, that the truth may be known and all
classes learn just how they are affected by ill fit
ting economical conditions.
Is it not full time for our people to understand
clearly that while it may appear thai the burdens
of government are borne by the propertied classed,
the taxes really are shifted until, according to the
laws of incidence of taxation, the burden finally
rests In most instances upon those who apparently
pay no taxes, but who actually do pay through In
creased rents and cost of commodities? So, un
fortunately, the ; ns;msn sees no benefit to be
derived from a more economical city administra
tion, but much to be Rained from increased city
expenditures, high salaries and higher wages, all
of which 1 , he feels. Increase the demand for labor.
He does not see the matter In its true light.
I note that in Rio d«> Janeiro the authorities are
now having thousand? of model tenements built,
rents to be from $7 SO to j-j4 ■ month. Why may we
not deal Just as fairly with •:■ people of our
Frankfort. Germany, during the last ten years
has purchased sixteen thousand acres of land at the
cost of five millions of money, Instead of allowing
land owners to become rich: through the growth of
a town, when signs of growth are visible the
municipality steps in and buys the surrounding
land, BO that the town get." the benefit Instead of
the Individual
■We have in this city fully twelve thousand
tenements without any adequate light or ventila
tion. Our tenement laws should be amended and
our present la. of co-ordination In our several
city departments should be corrected. In Germany
from 50 to 75 per cent only of the an of a site
is allowed to be covered by a building, while here
it is 90 per cent on a corner and 70 per cent on
an interior lot for tenements, and 100 per cent on
a corner lot and 90 per cent on an interior lot for
other buildings.
The city gains through better conditions In the
stums by it* easier and more effective policing
and a resulting benefit to the entire community.
The writer tested this point when he was shown
by the Commissioner of Public Work? of Liver
pool its Improved municipal tenements. "We re
ceive." he said, "an income in the case with
which we can now care for and control' a dis
trict which for scores of years was a veritable
•Heirs Kitchen.' "
Theodore Roosevelt, when President, urged
strongly upon our people the necessity for con
servation of our ureas, and so not to degrade
th« standard of living and prevent freedom of op
portunity for every citizen. "No man." said he,
"should be allowed to play tho game of competi
tion with loaded dice; when there is a reasonable
equality of opportunity the distribution of rewards
will take care of Itself." Do we In New York give
such an opportunity to our poorer i lasses in the
tenement districts?
New York, June 8. 1909.
Would Learn How Companies Are
Complying with Laic.
Albany. June tt.-WlUlam H. llotchkls* Super
intendent of Insurance, has called on each domestic
life insurance company of the state to report to the
department as soon as possible after June M what
reduction It has made as of that date In its holdings
of railroad and industrial stocks and In the stocks
of banks and tnm companies.
One of the .-.!:- developed by the insurance in
vestigation of four years ago by the Armstrong
legislative committee, was the large investments
made by Insurance companies In such stocks and
,he committee pointed out In Its report to the l£g-
Wature that, through the control of subsidiary
citations, by means of stock ownership some
insurance companies bad practically transacted the
business of banks and trust companies. Invest
ments in StOdcS should be prohibited." was the com
mSecmSee- a recommendation. "They are fundamentally
V M«n»ble as the corporation. instead of ho d
*ng a secured obligation, acquire* a proprie ary in
1^,,, in another business, with rights subject to
-U IndeMeutess which may be created in the con
duct of it, and even direct liabilities as stock
h°l!igir ,iatlon was subsequently enacted prohibiting
France companies from Investing in tHe stock of
any corporation except in public Ktocka of mumci-
S colons. The investments of &£%£
„,' in stock, of the prohibited cUsses at that time,
however ran Into the millions, and a provision was
made that every company owning such stocks
Should be required to dispose of them within five
years from December I,W. and that each year
prior to the expiration of that period a reduction
;: he amount of such investments should be made
to „ extent approved by the Superintendent of
1 On""™ . next one-half of the five-year period
will have, elapsed, and the department desires ito
know t" what extent me companies have complied
SSTtS law in disposing of their holding of Mock
Superintendent Hotchkiss ha. also ''-"--'» 11
aft er their principal office
T*:"".'*";,,- .... w —
Ratio of Failures Sixteen to One,
Say a "Cy JVarman."
By Cy M'arman.
The ratio of failure to bUCJess anion:; men who
have experimented with state-owned railways, BO
far as my observations reach, are about sixteen to
one. Only the strongest lines can live under gov
'■rnment regulation, while absolute ownership and
control are almost invariably fatal. The Inter
colonial, of Canada, has been the government's bur
den for a third of a century. It has been tlv» one
m re spot for the prod of his majesty's loyal Op
position for years, and it shows no improvement.
It is the white elephant handed down from one
political generation to another, which will pass it
on a little smaller as to capital account and a little
slower as a golti^ concern.
It is extremely gratifying, therefore, to ]>•• able
to Bud here in Canada the "one" which forms such
a contrast to the sixteen
The Temiskamins & Northern Ontario Railway
was projected and bull* by the provincial govern
ment. It is owned by the Province of Ontario, but
i! is not managed by the government direct.
Profiting by the sad experience of the Dominion,
the Premier, Sir James. AVhiteney, selected a suc
cessful retired business man who needed neither
the job nor the money. Ills name is Bnafenarti He
had no entangling alliances or embarasslng politi
i i! followers. There are two other commissioners.
practical railway men, but Knglehart is the head
and always on the job. The heads and .staff of the
operating, traffic and mechanical departments were
recruited from the officials and employes of other
Canadian railways.
When the faithful came to the commission seek
ing special favor, reduced rates or refunds, they
were surprised at the coolness of the atmosphere.
They wont to the government, only to be told.
gently, Of course, that the commission was all
powerful. Once In a while a ri»rin:r "worker 11
would :hi urn to ;he commission. They would begin
to point out that the commission was the creature
of the government which they had placed In
About that time the semaphore would drop and
only red could be seen nil down the line. Not a
political soldier in the Conservative ranks (and
many who had opposed them) but would have
pocketed his pride and accepted an "annual" on
the government line, but there was absolutely
nothing doing.
Sir James would say. sorrowfully, that If he in
terfered Englehart would quit and the road fall
Into a long list of failures.
So In time the worker found that th» Temiskasn
ing & Northern Ontario was a business proposi
tion, run f*n business principles. Th» h p ad office
was far from th« government buildings, ml off.
Isolated absolutely.
i"'^' '■- al railway tn«*n looked upon the r
ti. a to build railway from s • orrip"' l "' l "''.' small
town <-n I^ake Nlpisslng Into I wilderness as Ut
absurd Only a wilderness of lak<
between the starting :-"nt and Radeon Hu where
the Hne would have to end. These practical • ritlea
bad not reckoned on the eleß>ent of cfcants la a
country charged with mineral
pome seventy-live mllns north of "
which was the starting point, the ■ • ■
jin.i made accessible Temagami •» wild
romantic region, which in sis short Minn ■ aai
c known n> hunters, fishermen
i i ot ■ r the continent
T:iklnc triifflr at North Bay from tne I ■
east and went, and f»d by tbe .Jran.l Tmnk
Railway system, which beguiled »nd gatben
pie from Toronto, Detroit, Buffalo and i
Ing, pulsating south, Urn ne'e. Uns. thrived on
tourists alone.
At .i point 104 miles north of North Day the
builders camo to a. claim said to show rich silver
values. One day a btecksml employed by th.;
contractor* threw a hammer at a pa ■wins. cotton
tail. nnd chipped off a chunk of solid silver, which
eventually gave him fame and fortune ■■•> M the
needs of iho average "habitant.* 1
One of the contractors Is now president of the
mine, which is easily worth $I'>.<\».ooo. t>-K'.-'hrr
with other properties trolled by the same cor
poration, and which would In ail probability pay «
fair return on double that amount. At the «-nd of
Its fourth shipping year Cobalt cams wns pro
ducing and patting out nearly t10.0U0.000 annually.
ateaawhtla the little railway keeps on Improving
Its roadbed and rolling stock, taking in of all
the trafiic that comes to it. an.i is stlil pushing on
toward Hudson Bay. Already it baa reached up
to Lake Ablttlli. to the Grand Trunk Pacirlc, the
r.ew transcontinental road now In course of con
struction from Halifax to Prince Rupert, in North
ern Britißh Columbia
A i-hort way north of Cobalt the Te : ni»kamln« A
Northern Ontario taps the ur.ii-r Lake gold fields,
Into which a branch line Uto be built. A singular
fact in connection with these unique, not to say
freakish. Reids Is that there Is a dike runt. lng al
most east and west, crossing the railway north of
Cobalt, above which only gold has been discovered,
and below which all the rich silver veins ha .■• been
found. In the .slide south something seems to have
arrested the gold while puttering the silver to siip
North of the gold fields the line traverses a fine
timbered district. The soil Is clay, and it produces
excellent crop* of all kinds. Although the, -.-,!]!,»,•
season Is a month later than In Southern Ontario
and Northern New York, by August the crops are
further advanced than in the south, owing to the
long lays and the hours of sunshine in the north
These good fortunes have, of course, contributed
to the success of the government line, i it even
these would not save the average mat.- railway,
run, as they often are. with ii view to the political
Now comes George Graham, Minister Of Rail
ways in the Dominion government, making an
heroic >-ffort to separate the intercolonial from
politics. The minister wanted to tiell or lease, the
line, which is the wise thing to do, since it was
costing the country) slo,ooo a day to own and operate
the road, but the people who live along the line
put up a great protest They have been spoiled
for a quarter of a century. Now the blow that
felled the faithful In Ontario Is about to fall upon
the pampered and petted patrons of tha Inter
colonial. This road has also been placed in the
hands of a competent commission, responsible to
the Minister ..I Railways, who is. under the Cana
dian form of government, responsible to Parlia
it win i/.' Interesting to watch the returns nnd
note the effect of this last move the srtsesl thsst
could he made, since th*- people are not y. t ready
t.. part with their toy.
Commission Will Give Another Hearing on
Safety Devices of Surface Lines
■filo )t- Maitbie. >.f the Public Servlee Comnus
llon will continue this afternoon an hiveatlgstlon
to determine why the Second svenue and sftk street
surface lines are not equipped with the approved
type of wheel puard fenders. At previotiH h"arings
Qeorge W. Uneh, receiver of the Second aventtS
line, brought testimony to mmw that the rl»;id type
of Wheel guard he was using was effective.
On the ether hnnd, G. V. Daggett, chief of the
bureau "f accidents uii'l complaints of ih«- •omtnlr-
Blon, testified hi^ records showed that since August
", 19fi" the Second avenns company had -eported
alxty-four aeddenta, twenty-nve of which were
iatal. VVI.'-:'I guarns wen- Involved indirectly In
twenty-three of the accidents, and In fifteen of
these d«-ath resulted.
After Four Days on Long Island Shoals the
Antonio Lopez Comes to New York.
The Antonio Lopez, the Spanish liner stranded off
Point o1o 1 Woods on Wednesday, Is safe in New
York Harbor. She anchored last night at Quaran
tine after having come in under her own steam
from the I'iiiK Island coast, where she was dragged
Into deep water by wrecking tugs yesterday after
The rising tide helped the work, and the Lope*
assisted materially by pulling with her own cables
attached to pea anchors. One casualty marked the
effort* of the Merritt A Chapman wrecking crew.
Fred Steward, of Belfast. Ireland, fell overboard
from a barge while asleep on Saturday and was
The steamer apparently is undamaged, but she
probably will go into drydock for overhauling.
Machines of Both Parties Fear Loss
of Power Through Them.
[From the Regular Correspondent of. The Tribune.l
Trenton, June — A peculiar situation in regard
to the proposed constitutional amendments has
arisen In the state, due to the fact that the politi
cians are making the welfare of the people of sec
ondary importance to the holding together of their
political machines.
Although these amendments were fostered .by a
Republican Legislature, (sure will bo no finlted
effort on the part of that party to help insure their
adoption; Indeed, the efforts of a majority of the.
members of the Republican State Committee will
be directed toward opposing them. The same is
also true of the Democratic machine, which fears
the adoption of Assembly districts for the same
reason that the Republican bosses oppose them.
At the present time tin people of Urn state have
practically no direct representation in the lower
house, because Assemblymen are elected by coun
ties at large. In the counties with more than one
Assemblyman, and the™ are thirteen such counties,
imaginary districts arc created, and candidates
drawn from them. The voters of any of these
Imaginary districts are not the ones, however, who
have the final say as to who shall represent them,
as they may. by voting against a candidate, decline
to accept him as their representative, only to find
that their wishes have been overruled by the voters
from another end of the county, who have no In
terest in their affairs, and who vote for the candi
date whom the former oppose simply because he be
longs to one political party or the other.
In Hudson County, for instance, a candidate
selected to represent what is known as the North
Hudson district must be voted on by the citizens
of Bayonne, ten miles away. The same i* true In
Bissez. where a voter in the Ist Ward of Newark
has Just as much right to '.''ll the citizens of the.
Oranges who shall represent them In the Assembly
as the citizens of that section of the county them
This feature, however, In what appeals to the
politicians, as it enables them to get solid delega
tions In the lower house, which means increased
power to them. Under the Assembly district plan
the forty thousand Republicans in Hudson County
would be represented at Trenton, whereas now the
Democratic majority in the county at largo means
■ Democratic representation. Both (he Democratic
and Republican machines in K.vsex are opposed to
this amendment— the Republicans because they fear
that the Democrats would elect a few Assembly
men and the Democrats because they think the
county 13 going their way and want to shut out
the Republicans from representation.
Tacked on to this amendment la ■ provision in
creasing '!.• terms of th»« Governor, Senators,
Assemblymen and county officers for the purpose
of separating local and national elections from
state elections. Much opposition has sprung up to
this part of the amendment, the chief argun-.ent
being that It remove? the lawmakers further away
from the people. But the quest arises. Can they
he nny further away than at the present time un
"der the county election plan?
No good grounds havo jet been advanced for the
defeat of th-? (amendment. Increasing the salary of
Senators and Assemblymen to V.'*** n ear; and.
indeed, there are many persons who believe th» in
cr*as* is not enough. The Judiciary amendments
are favored by all lawyers Interested la bringing
this part of the state's machinery np to the sand*
• 1 ■•'. other states.
So Professor Hering Declares at a Christian
Science Meeting.
Springfield, Mas* Juw 13 I ' Mrs. Eddy Is
■ ■
Waw Science I "hurch v.
« In the Court I
Professor ' ng.
"Sh« has remained steadfastly at hT post of duty
nd continued '•■ Instruct, guM advlna and a<l
monina her followers and to lend her great cause
in Its stately progress." said Mr Hering. • - Tlu>se
of us who have known her personally and ha-..
had the great privilege of being under her super
vision re»l!ie in MM aSgTSa what SB extraordi
nary woman she la."
Make a Lively Few Minutes for Churchgoers
in Pittsburg.
[ rty Teieffraph <o Tha Tril>un». I
Pittsburg. June VS.— A swarm of bees on the North
Side thU evening settled inside a streetcar which
was crowded with churchgoers, and there was »
lively few minutes.

Ohio ■ v apiary on his second floor
i the ■ r
Many i- opl« l■ :• -
flghl from the car. The motorman Anally •
the car. with Urn bees ai hit i. 1Ilt "
the island avenue ' ■ ""''
Upholsterer of Rutherford, N. J., Says Man
Worked for Him -Lived in Brooklyn.
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. : n .i , June IS George B. Holman, who
m upholstering shop in Rutherfor*,
Identified the tn: - "!'' ■' '" !
round hanging In a grove on ths outskirts of
Dovei on lun« 8 aa an employs who left him on
m , .-.<. The man waa a Swede of ths name of
Kv.i... Mr. Holman aaya that, while livers bad
work.-d for him for •■ *<c d*d noi know
mcd In Brookl; <
muting daily between Rutherford and that borough.
Holrnan said thai altho th Bvera h»'l »ved alone
m Brooklyn, he had brother- and sisters there,
and aft-i viewing tlw bodj be started for Brooklyn
to look up fno suicide's kin. over &.»e was found
m tbe s.n. We's pockets, Including a H.MS bill
ramea McCarthy, of No. 413 West l*h street
engineer of Ihe New rorfc Central frelghi trata
that run over and killed Philip Waltenberg, a nag
boy at Leroy and (reel streeU on Saturday, waa
remanded to th*- Coroner by Magistrate Krotel in
j, ff. rson Market court resterdsj
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Ambassador Straus Says We Treat
Commercial Subjects Politically.
Washington. June 13. -A bulletin was issued to
day by the National Council of Commerce contain
ing a letter from Oscar S. Straus, formerly Secre
tary of the Departmenl of Ossssnesec and Lakes
and recently famed as American Ambassador to
Turkey, In which he urges promotion of a better
Dnderstandtag ef the two K'«-at milustrini fcrcest
caiiital and labor.
The letter from Ambassador Straus, addressed to
Gustav ii. Schwab, is In response to resolutions
adopted by the National Council of Commerce in
which appreciation is expressed of his efforts,
while Secretary of Commerce and Labor,' In pro
moting the work of t*- national council. Mr.
Straus says: '
In the last administration it was my pleasure to
unite with the Secretary of State. Mr. Root, and
vi lth the Postmaster General, Mr. Meyer, In ur
gently recommending that the postal subs: . act
be extended to ships of sixteen knots and over
on the Pacific and to Latin-American ports, which
under all the circumstances appeared to us to be
the most practical and wisest plan, and would not
be a burden upon our revenues, for the saving in
postal charges would largely, if not entirely, covet
the proposed subsidy extension.
While our leading commercial rivals treat purely
commercial questions from a commercial stand
point, we, persist in treating such questions from
a political and partisan standpoint. Whatever Jus
tification there may have been In years past for
such an unbusinesslike attitude toward actual
business questions, the extension of manufacturing,
formerly confined to the Northern and Eastern
states, throuchout the South and West has unified
and nationalized our economic interests. There is
no longer a "solid South." certainly not commer
cially, and when this is fully realized, as it Is now
beginning to be understood, there can no longer
be a solid South" politically. The unifying influ
ences of the economic interests of our country are
fast obliterating not only sectional but also state
lines in respect to all questions that afreet the
commerce and Industries of our people as a wnets.
Immigration Officials Find Them on Vessel
at Seattle.
Seattle, June IX— Immigration officials, after
finding Oil th.- wharf a Chinese who admitted that
he came over as a stowaway on the Great North
ern liner Minnesota, searched the vessel to-day
and discovered nine more smuggled coolies and a
quantity of silk and cigars.
Inspector C E. Keagey. who is a heavy man.
stepped into the sail locker of the steamer and fell
twenty feet through I hole In the flo^r. alighting
on top of n'ne Chinese. Further investigation
brought to light several leather sacks resembling
government mail pouches fllle.i with raw silk and
several boxes of expensive cigars. The baits of
frilk are supposed to have been taken aboard with
the mall sack?.
The ferryboat hands on on» of the lines entering
New York do not cry "Step lively: 1 to travellers
on the boats when they want to hurry things.
They iv- a more refined but equally effective
goad. About three minutes before the boat Is due
to depart from the Jersey side of the river th»
boat hands begin to yell to i. elated passengers. "All
aln.ard!"' The passengers from the trains, thinking
that the boat Ml about to leave immediately, fall
bead over heels In covering the several hundred
feet lat they must traverse and reach the ferry
panting and excited, Then, to their annoyance.
they nd that they ha re ample time and that thetr
fear of missing the boat was unfounded.
Commuters from Lyndbui and other towns «n
th* rtoonton branch of the Lackawanna Railroad
will «o to Trenton on Tuesday to mane complaints
about the train service on the branch. Alfred N.
Barber, secretary of the New Jersey Railroad Com
mission, announces that the commissioners will re
sumo consideration of the grievances about the ser
vice on tl.e lioonton branch on that day.
Beginning with yesterday, a Sunday mall service
was inaugurated at Asbury Park. Hitherto it has
been Impossible to send mall from the town or to
receive any mail on tho Sabbath during this season
Of tha year. Xo mall matter posted in the boxes
before 5 o'clock will be delivered in the outgoing
mail on Sunday. The postofflce will also be open
during rh.. noon hour on Sunday, and letters ad
dressed to boxes and general delivery will be dis
tributed to those bo call.
A movement preliminary to the electrification of
the Erie Railroad between Jersey City and Suffern
will shortly be started by that railroad company.
it is reported. The tracks from the Passaic River
bridge to Clifton will be depressed, and in Pater
son the tracks will be elevated, it la said. Four
tracks through this territory are contemplated by
the. Krie officials.
Montclair conirnuter.x are making many gnesssa
whai Ihe i.i.-kaw i! r.t RaUroad win d.-<
the congesaJoa at the terminal in thai
I >wn Ctondtttona have become such that relief win
, t \e f> come. Trains o* ten and twelve cars
ptoperlj bs handled at the Mwetrlarr ter
mlnui, and tbe stn -,'s an blocked la con-
on ti..- Lehlgh Valley Kallroad is being tested
an oil-burning locomotive, weigh!] g MB Io
built, it b na was con
structed by the BaldsihM f-jf »ha Southern :•
It is a«werted that the Ug oil burner ha.* a haiil
. t ; four ordtaar] frrtghl engines,
The strawberry crop in South Jersey was never
larger than this year, a fact that is reflected in
the extremely low prices of the berries in and
around Washington Market. The growers are
■hipping the berries to such an extent that nas
■enger traffic la delayed while the crates are i>e-
Ins placed on the trams. Along the Delaware River
Railroad there nre between L2OO and 1,500 pickers at
work. Many of the shipments of this section went
to Boston .luring- the last week.
It bj said thai t!'* 1 intention of Ins I.ackawanna
Dd the four tracks froni I'.'rt Morns to Den
ville will *:iv* «o lbs road of anthracite a tamr
track system from Delaware Water tin 1 le He
boken. This later will be continued westward un
til the main line from Boboken t« Bnonlo is »
four-track system.
Curtis* Machine, Though, Boxed,
Feature of Morris Park Shaw.
Through rain and 1 shine, disappointment and de
lay, the aeronautic colony at Morris Park keeps
looking upward and onward. The -.accumulation of
all the loose end-» of several months' efforts mani
fested itself yesterday, when fourteen aeroplanes,
gliders, wind wagons, monoplanes and helicopters
were shown to Interest^ persons who <»wtsae4
through the tall, wet grass to see.
The news That Olenn.H. Curtiss. si Hammonds
port. N. V.. had delivered at the racetrack thenMT
aeroplane that h«» had built to. order- for the Aero
nautic Society drew many persons to the grounds.
They went in the same spirit that music lovers
wave welcome to incoming stars of th« cpera. Ths
day might be doleful and the aeroplane closely
crated, and it might be a colorless experience to.
the uninitiated to gape at an airship in a box,
but members of the Aeronautic Society saw with
the mind's eye yesterday the beauty of the newest
addition to the crew- of aspiring appliances at the
park, and they pointed out the circles in the air
that it would navigate when it was freed from its
pine shell.
Mr. CnrUss, who will try to duplicate, if not •**
eel, his recent flights made at Hammondsport la
tlils machine, wasf expected In this city yesterday.
but did not arrive. Although the exhibits now at
the park are in number an<l character the finest
that have ever been a.s*»mhl.-»l in this country, all
aeronautics hearts will beat more regularly when
Mr. Curtiss makes known, after an inspection of
the aerodrome, that he can fly there. Asked about
the probability of the successful operation of this
new machine at II a Aeronautic Society's grounds.
Mr. I'urtiss said some time ago that a large field
was absolutely necessary.
II- said it was Important that the operator
should not have to fret about turnins on first
trials, and that when it came to the time to cut
circles the operator should begin with large ones.
He has made five successful nights at Hammonda
port In the new aeroplane, which, he says, shows
better stability than any machine yet built by him.
It hi planneil to hold an aeronautic show at tha
racetrack on June .S Inventors have already
brought their machines from as far West as Chi
cago. At the grounds yesterday was W. H. Martin,
from Canton, Onto, whose glider has seen aerial
service after b>Mn< towed by a horse. Mrs. Martin
was present, and so was th«- glider, and it is said,
that Mr. and Mr». Martin will ride together wher
ever Ins? no after the horse is cut loose.
F. H. Lindsay has brought his aeroplane from
Chicago, and it i." said to be the smallest in th«
world. It is eighteen feet long. A splendidly con
structed aeroplane that has already cost the in
ventor Jl.l<»>. it hi said, was in one of the star dress
bag rooms. Dr. William Greene, treasurer of th *
society, planned this flying machine and will oper
ate it.
There were also on exhibition behind locked doors
and cl°sely drawn tents the best examples of aerial
craft that have been seen in thl3 city, as follows;
The Re-ich-Witlard monoplane. Dr. YV. H. Wal
dron"3 tandem aeroplane. Charles Rickman's heli
copter. Louis R. Aciams'3 aeroplane. Albert C.
Triaca's *!id?r. Jam»3 Hende'son'3 aeroplane, from
Middletown. X. v. Wilbur R. Kimball's aeroplane,
and the . , Mn< . of Fred Staieider. of Brooklyn.
Roekinz in the yard, filled with ?as. was a larga
yellow dirigible that had been sent to the society
by Carl K. Myers from his balloon farm at Frajk,
fcrt, N. V.
Partake of Meal While Residents of Vermont
Town Hold Their Gas Bag.
Pittsneld. Mass.. June H. The ascension of tha
balloon Massachusetts, which started from here at
12:17 a. m. to-day, with William Van Sleet, of this
ctty. an pilot, and W. C Bramhall and Edgar L.
Robbins. of IV>stin. as passengers, was ended at
10:32 a. m. In the town of East Alstead. N. ft
The balloonist? landed first at Dummerston. Vt .
about 7 o'clock and In one of the farmhouses there*
they part, ok of breakfast while the residents held
Their talloon. after which tho aerial voyage was
resumed. They reached a height of 10,500 feet.
Steals Between Eight and Ten Every Morning
for Breakfast.
Mor.tclatr. N\ J.. June tJ (SpeclaH. — P. ("-stone.
a local contractor, solved to-day the assansnnnsj
disappearance of the eggs laid by a brood °-
chickens on hi* place. From eight to ten eggs
vanished daily, all that remained «f them betas
half the shell of each.
This morning Mr. Cvaesne saw Bat. a w-»?ch
dog about the barn, enter the chicken yard after a
chorus of cluck* had announced that th« daily
quota of eggs bad been laid. The dog; went to
fire nests in succession, and with one snap of hi 3
jaws bit the ess that reposed therein. Tha dog
swallowed the half that he seized in his mouth.
shell ani all. an-! then cleverly sucked the remain
ing part of the ess from the other portion of tie
Attacks Truckman After Wounding Tmci?
Horse — Tries to Injure Two Other Men.
Frank Savage, a truckman, of Newark. wa3 bit
ten by a horse yesterday and his face badly torn.
As there is every Indication that the horse was
suffering from rabi.s. Savage will take the Pasteur
treatment, and a truck horse which was also bitten
will be h«-!d for examination.
The horse was a small tmt: used for carriage pur
poses by Savag*. He was in one portion of ths
stable with a large truck horse. Somr time during
the nlgnt tn*» carriage horse broke loose and at
tacked the larger horse. The bis horse apparently
beat the smaller horse into a state cf exhaustion,
but was himself bitten in the Rank. Wh"n Mr.
Savage went to the stable yesterday morning ha
secured the animal, although it tried to bite him.
Later the small horse broke loose and attacked
him. It was then that Mr. Savaes whs injured
Savage tied the animal f. a truck, where he was
later shot by Louis C. TWO. el the Society for tha
Prevention of Cruelty Is Animals. Before ho was
shot the hor:.e attempted to attack Mr. Teed an-1
Dr. J. C. Corliss a veterinary surgeon. i:p*.>n whosa
advice Mr. Teed had been summoned.
It Is believed the horse had be.n bitten by a dog
which, after bang I about the stable for several
days, was shot and round to have been suffering
from rasaaav

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