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OT TAX BOARD Mj i YOB RE. I FPOIXTS THREE MEMBERS. Two Democrats, Xot Tam many, and Two Republicans Are New Incumbents. Mayor Gaynor late last night an nounced the following reappointments «nd appointments as Tax Commission ers. _ [ ♦ Lawmen Purdy. president. Democrat, retained. John J. Halleran (Queen*). Democrat, retained, Charles J. McCormack (Richmond). Democrat, retained. Daniel S. McElroy. No. 3 West 42d •treet, Manhattan. Democrat. Judson G. Wall. No. «9S l«t street, Brooklyn. Republican. Charles T. White. Kb. ."W7 West "Ist *t.. Manhattan, Republican. Edward Ksufmann. Hotel Margrave. Manhattan, Democrat. Daniel S. McElroy, one of the D9W com n-.15550ner5. is a real estate operator in Manhattan. He served in the Legislature with ex-President Roosevelt and is a 'argre real estate holder. Like others whom the Mayor baa appointed, h€ came forward after the Mayor stated at the Southern Society dinner The difficulty he ••■8F finding In securing competent men j>nd offered his services. fadaon G. Wall, of Brooklyn, one of the new commissioner?, was a member of the Committee of Nine independents which placed Judge Gaynor in nomina tion for Mayor. He is president of the Prospect Heights Citizens' Association fend in business a bond dealer. He never h*'d public office. Chart** T. White, on* of th«» new com miEslonerF. •was formerly a Brooklyn it*». For the last fifteen year? h€ ha? been a member of the staff of Th Tribune He i» forty- six years old. a native of Whites Valley. Wayne County, Perm. H* 1 learned th* printing business at Hancock. N. V., End for mx year? was the owner and editor of "The Hancock Herald," coming 1 r< N>w York In the fall of 1593 and join ing the staff of The Tribune, with which he has pin been connected. Mr. White has bad charge of the political news, and l:a? a wide acquaintance among: public men He is resident of the Delaware Valley Society, and is one of the directors of the Amen Corner. He i? married, and I_c two daughters. The appointment r»me to him unsolicited JFo declined two lucrative appointments under the new administration, but not from Mayor Gaynor. He never 1i»ld public office. Edward Kaufmann, one of the new romnuscioners, was former Democratic County Clerk of Kings County. 1004-"05. H* if a member of the law firm of Davis A- Kaufraann. No. 40 Chambers street, snd is fifty years old. He was born In the 11th Ward and received his educa tion in Public School 4, in Rivjngton Mrert. For several year? he was promi nently identified with political and civic work on the East Side. Mr Kaufmann ««.-at connected with the establishment of in* library system in the Borough of Brooklyn and was chairman of the law « ommittee of the Brooklyn Public Library and counsel to the Carnegie committee, having ••■• appointed by Mayors Van Wyck, Low and McClellan. During his term of County Clerk of Kings he in stituted numerous reforms. Hr- has been for several years second vice-president ■' the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, is a director of the Jewish Federation of Charities and is connected with other Jewish institutions. f ia understood that ih<-- new comrais ► ra kill he on hand early to-morrow ng, as the new tax rolls are to be public si (* o'clock, and the new will have to be ready to assume ;al duties at once. • retiring members of the board are illy, of Brooklyn; Hugh Hast : Manhattan, and Charles Putcel, [anhattan. Prank Raymond, of d last summer, and Mayor left the pw-,. i-acant. President Greaser of Queens B fight for his friend Hal- Mr. Halleran hud the pres . ■ I r.-. ord in office. d Democrats askori f,, r M>pointment of Commissioner M< - rhose familiarity with the tax ■ m In Richmond, In the Mayors * "■ - ■* ;- w rvices desired in «rd Th* salary of a Tax • i" f7.«». and the term : ■ ■ " ;i . , the board JOBS STILL VACANT. Mat/or Wit! Announce Some Appointment* To-morrow. Mayor Gaynor put In the greater part of th« day yesterday at the city Hall, select '« men for beads of departments, after .<- hadjwmed the Tax Boar*. It is un der Mood :l,at lie will iake three or four a l-ointinents by to-morrow morning, but not •ill the vacant ['laces will be filled. The Mayo.- requested Janitor Ryan of i..* City Mali to hoist the flags v., honor <'f t) ■■•■■••.••<,. Acting I'a.k Commissioner Samuel par- M-iis. nu.j j.s :• landscape gardr-rjt-r in tlie Park nepartniem. called ; " the Mayor". office thi.- morning for Instructions He " a " t<d »'• know when ..a. j.s likely that * Indent of tlie J'ark Hoard would bo an- P»inted. MUHn preitireyer- the rtepublican Mayor if l*troit. rolled upon Mayor G.ynVr and <.-;atir-d with iijm i or a few momenta "I am v KepuuK.M,:.- "M llr.. Brelt iiieyer. -i.<: Mayor Coynor. I understand Is a Ijcmocrat; bit I was very anxious to iwset a Jla*or who runs lii:' o;ii«-e Inde l<ndent <-f political ronsldelraUoiie." 6ENT $100 IN BLANK ENVELOPE. VVitihir.gtojj, .tan. S.— Somebody with ao tvMeat <}^si r - to c*.,e *,; l, a i e b)m.".-lf from h> PKme; lockved about %Wi In checks, money Pf<«T» ;.fi.^ currency ;•. a blank envelope end dirpoMteO it i,i the mails. Th« en '•ii.pf, iv;t:i Its content's, turned up to-day *i rhe i>,aj letter office. Pending an sf i'-'rr to 6ms th*. owner of tlie mom tn • s<> aru.uni .l^u, X . H io aiselwe the other t'c-tcKs c: the in< Jclf-sit. '■'-■' Aiken, Florida & Resorts South. VI-- .-.out.'}-: i, !:,.i;-.\j^ ].v. \ y daijy H»:-'.1 :-. in., si-. Aiki-n a:m a. m ~ Augusta. 9:r.3 a. v. . Jacksonville, 2- , n . Pullman mm jarir..--:,:. tlerninjj <-..r.<. '•...■- . service: jr<.r,r r.i.'ier fi«-r train daily .■... N. Y. OUi<-c. i.)J Jj»o-<Jv.vjy.— A 4. t — i - -~ z _—.__ : _.r. r . , . ... . ,-■.... 'fn^,|.».t 1010. by Th» TrtTwm» A»<ioclaM<m.l To-day, fair ami warmer. To-morrow, fair: li X li( winds. FIRE DRIVES OVT 200. Hold Crucsts at Burlington. T/., Lose Valuables. Kurllnßton. Vt.. Jan. «.— Two hundred R-uests w»tp driven from the Hotel Bur lington late to-day by a fire which de- Ftroyecl that structure and the adjoining Walker block, causing a loss estimated at more than $300,000. Only the walls of the two buildings are standing to night. All the hotel guests escaped with out Injury, but many lost all or part of their valuables. Defective electric light wiring in h bathroom on the first floor of thp hotel is believed to have started the fire. The Hotel Burlington was h four story brick structure, owned by the Hotel Burlington Stock Company. The Walker block, owned by Mrs. W. W. Walker, of Burlington, was a three story brick building. On the first floor were the offlres of the Rutland Railway Com pany and several stores. The upper storie.c were occupied by lodgers. WHISPERED APPEAL. Telephone Rivalry Ceases as Aid Is Rushed to Girt. [By Telnp-arh to The Trlt-'iinr 1 Shamokin. Perm.. Jan. S.— "Send me help: I am being chloroformed by a man." This message, whispered into her telephone transmitter by Miss Mary Runkle. sixteen years old, at 1 o'clock tin's morning, passed through the "phor.o exchanges of two other town? and ba-ck to the exchange of another company here. For fifteen minutes the rivalry be tween the Bell and United compnnies was laid aside, while the girls working exchanges ] n Sunbury. Selins Grove and Shamokin did their utmost to send aid to th^ir imperilled fellow worker. Miss Runkle has charge of thf local exchange of the United Telephone and Telegraph Company from 9 p. m. until fi n m Her nine-year-old brother. Will iam, sleeps on a cot in her office. A roughly dressed man entered th* office early to-day, seized her, and placed a handkerchief soaked with chloroform over her face she sc-eamed, and her brother awoke. The rran chloroformed the boy and returned to the girl, who had managed, however, to send the alarm over the wirep A posse was formed, and the office rushed. Miss Runkle and her brother were found unconscious. The mad had fled. BOY KILLS BURGLARS. Left to Guard Postoffice Was Quick with Revolver. Tallahassee, Fla.. Jan. S— ln a struggle Trith two safe blowers early to-day Paul Pauls, seventeen years old. who was left to watch '.he postofflce building, shot and killed them both in the basement of the building. The boy was only slightly In jured Young Sauls was on duty for his father, who is night watchman for the building, wren he heard a knock at the door. lie took up a piptol before answering. Some one on the outside shouted that a mail pouch had been picked up in the street, and the boy opened the door to receive it. The lad found himself looking into the barrel- of two pistols, and the order came to "hands up." "My hands came up as they pounced upon me." he said. "As they tried to bind me with a rope I managed to get my pistol in a strained position and fired, the shot taking effect, for only one of th« men clung to me. I then placed my pistol on my Fhoulder and fired to the rear several times, after which I was free from their grasp." That every shot from the boy's revolver hit its mark Is shown by bullet holes in the dead men. One has holes In his fore head and right temple, while the other was shot through" the stomach and face. Three mileage books were found on the dead men- These books were purchased in a Broadway ticket office in New York on January 3. being numbered consecutively 86,190. 86,191 an-1 86.192, and bearing the name J. Martin, J. E. Walters and J. M. Strong. a complete outfit for safe robbing was found .on the bodies. HELD UP BY FOUR MEN. Clothing Dealer Attacked in Narrow Alley and Badly Beaten. Louis ltz. a dealer in clothing, at No 58 Kast Broadway, living at No. 411 Penn sylvania avenue, Brooklyn, was held up and robbed of $30 by four men in the nar row alleyway between Sob. 411 and 41:'. West 25th street, last night. He was taken to the New York Hospital suffering from a wound in the forehead and bruises about the body. S' ii/ entered th^ alloy a little aftor •; o'clock. When he reached the middle <»f it he heard some one following him, and then was tapped on the shoulder. The merchant shouted for iinip when be fell his hands pinioned behind him. A second man went through his pockets, and t:all<-d a third when S< ltz began to struggle. Th< third man hit th<- merchant over the hea^l with a lead pipe and knocjeed him to the ground. '1 li<-ti they went through his pock ets once more, and left him, after kicking him repeatedly. A boy hoard Seltz'a outcries and save the alarm. An ambu lance was then summoned by v pssserbi Dr. Leighton, of thr New York Hospital, v. ,i responded, found Belt* in a serious < ondition. FOUND: A WOMAN'S HAND. Police Wrought Up Over Discovery of a Workman in a Cellar. Captain O'Britn, of the West 30th street police nation, and a score of. hie men were much wrought up last night over .i human hand which was brought into tiie station houfi< William Burke, who la employed by W. Kestany, a plumber, of No. 646 Sixth avenue, rushed In almost out of breath with tl-.e odd object. Captain O'Brien was Just about to go out i :,,| look over his district. Burke told him Out he had been doing some plumbing work iii the cellar of No. 4 West 3Clh j-irt-et, when lie suddenly came upon the hand which apparently was 'that of a oman The house ■" owned by Mi and Mrs. Al fred K. Wright, or: No. 672 West End ave nue. Over the telephone- Mrs. Wright told the raptain that it had been occupied by Dr. Ly4ia A. Bickford. who moved .i few usivb ago. Mrs. Wright said .-lie i, ; U j : ., H , skeletons and different parti of the human anatomy there, but the fact that the hand contained flesh made il « mystery to her. At a late hour last night the captain was ..i in it ■•. Ing to locate the whereabouts of. Dr. Biekford. THROUGH CARS TO FLORIDA RESORTS -. • i- .. ■: riorida Ltd Is the handsoniear quickest an.l only club car train to PJorlda' i;.-. Seaboard An Law-. 1152 — AOvt, JVEW-YORK, SINDAV. JANUARY !>. 1910.— FIVE PARTS— SIXTY PAGES. HELD IN WISE CASE RILEY CHARGED WITH LETTER THEFT. Interstate Commerce hnrsti- ga tor I ndie t ed — New Docu- ment Public. <~>n<» day about three weeks ago Thomas P. Riley, a special investigator ior the Interstate Commerce Commission, showed a copy of "The Cosmopolitan Magazine" to an as*tstant of Henry A. Wise, United States Attorney, in the Federal Building. He pointed to the article, '"Tragedies of the Sugar Trust," and went from page to page until his finger halted on the letter written by George W. Wirkersham, I'nlted States Attorney General, to Mr. ■\Vipe. and said: "Did you Sf>e that? Where did that ome from?" Mr. Riley was arrested yesterday on a» indictment charging him with having sly len the letter and American Sugar Refining Company letters and docu ments from Mr. "Wise's office and having had the letter published without author ity and in violation of the penal laws. As told exclusively in The Tribune, the appearance nf the Wickersham letter in the magazine was the first knowledge that the United States Attorney had that hip correspondence had been tampered ■with. Mr. Riley himself gave the clew which led to his indictment. It is not believed now that the letter was actually stolen Mr. Riloy ruid desk room until November in an office of one of the assistant United States attorneys, on the fifth floor of th*> Federal Building. It was said that he made copies and sold them Ap a former traffic manager for the American Sugar Refining Company he had for two year? giv p n valuable ser vice to the government in the rebate cases, which resulted in the collection of large sums from the New York Central Railroad. Rock Island. Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul, "Western Transit < 'om - j-any and the Central Vermont. Kiley. tall and powerfully built, took his arrest calmly. A special agent for the government tried to get him on Fri day, and Marshal Henkel remained In his office until after midnight waiting for the prisoner. The accused man lives in Nutley, N. J., and an open apprehen sion was avoided to prevent arraignment in that state and removal proceedings. Early yesterday the special agents went to Nutley and waited. TRAILED FROM JERSEY. l.nte in the afternoon Riley left his home and took a trolley car for New ark. The agents boarded the same. car. and when they left it. at Broad and Market streets, they necopted Riley and ie id him that Mr. Henkel would !ikr to see him. He expressed willingness to come to this city, and as the party en tered Vesey street from the Ivaokawanna ferry Marshal Henkel stepped up and j.rrosted Riley. At the Federal Build ing he read and reread the indictment, thru was permitted to telephone to his wife and was taken to the Tombs, where hr will remain until to-morrow, when ho will be arraigned. There was no judge at the Federal Building yesterday when he was taken into the marshals room. The Wickersham Utter has bren pub lished. The letters of the American Sugar Refining Company and a <-..py of the minutes of a meeting held In De cember, I!MK>, h;ui fiecn in the custody of the government an evidence. There Avero two letters from Charles R. Heike, secretary of th<=> company, to John E. Parsons, at the time general counsel and. as at present, a director. The first, of April L'T, 1!H»S. follows: i received th* letter from Mr. Llndabury Inclosing one from Norman Grey in refer ence to expense >f printing book and plead ings In the Segal case, l Inclose check foi $1:44 to the order of Richard V. Llndabury aiid I rot urn Mr. Grey's letter. The other, which follows, was dated April 19, 1909: The inciosoi advertisement is from "The Nrw Fork Evening I'oi-i," and ih a noti< P to the holders of the Pennsylvania Sugar K^nniiiK Company's bonds. Mr Thomas asked me to send it ;«. you that you may decide wh ther we shall do anything in regard to it. SUGAR TRUST MINUTES. The minutes of the meeting which are mentioned in the indictment as having Icon copied were signed bj Mr. Heike They follow: Adjourned meeting of the board of direct ors of the American Sugar Hellning Com pany, held at the residence of 11. O. Have meyer, at No. l ICast ♦Mth street. Now York, on Tuesday, December 4, 1900, at 12:15 p. in. Present: H. O. Havemeyer, Charles 11. Sonff, Lowell M. Palmer and John Mayor. The minutes of the last meeting, of Octo ber 9, ](**), were read and approved. The executive committee reported Its ac tion as shown by the minutes of Its meet ings of October 9, 23 and 30, 1900, and on motion the report was approved and the action of the committee ratified and con firmed. On motion it was resolved that the, fol lowing dividends, payable January 2, 1901, be declared, viz.: On the preferred stock a quarterly dividend of 11 343 4 per cent, and on the, common stock a dividend of 1% per cent; the transfer books to dose on De cember S, 1900, and to reopen on January S, 1901. On motion it was resolved that the treas urer be and is hereby authorized to in vest $4!«i.i)il" in the preferred stock at par of th*> National Refining Company of New Jersey, and that this Investment is to be an addition to the investment in the same stock authorized at the, meeting of May 29 1900. On motion til* following resolutions were adopted: Resolved. Thai C. R. Heike, secretary of the American Sugar Refining Company, be, and he hereby i«. authorized to receive ami give receipt for ail money due and payable to this company from any source What ever and to indorse checks and warrants In it's name and on Its behalf, and to give full discharge for the same Resolved Thai Prank C. Turner, the ggenl of the American Sugar Refining company at Boston, be, and he hereby is, authorised to receive and give receipt! for all money due and payable to this company from any source whatever and Indorse checks i'"<' warrants in itt* name and on its behalf and to give full discharge °Presldenl 11. O. llavcmeycr failed atten tion to the annual meeting of the. stock holders of the company on January I9ui. ill) the election to be h*i<l ol two di fe tors in Place of Charles H. Scoff and w h Thomas, whose term of ofik-e would then expire, and on motion th« secretary was 1 directed to mall to each stockholder ni, usual circular. Inclosing ■ proxy and reromnwndlng the selection or the*gentle; men "awed. On motion the meeting ad journed. BIGHT ? (CHARGES MADE. The indictment contains eight counts, four Of. which are lor various phases of violation of the. federal Vitatufeis In th« theft and publication of the. Wicker ;lli(m letter and four as to tho American C'outlaucd on feecuad i>a«f« - •' GRIFFITH FOR SEX ATE Hughes Man Nominated in Raines's District. [By Tfilerrraph to The Trihun* 1 Geneva, N. V.. Jan M.— Frederick W. Griffith, of Palmyra. Wayne County, was nominated to succeed the late Senator John Raines on the eighth ballot at the Republican Senatorial Convention of the 42d District, held this afternoon. He re ceived 14 votes to 10 for Royal R. Scott, of Ontario County. On the eighth bal lot Yates County broke for Griffith, fa vorinp Wayne against Ontario. A hot fight for the delegates was waged, but the work done for Griffith and against Riving Ontario the Senatorship again proved effective when the test was made. Thirteen votes were necessary for a choice, and the Scott men seemed confi dent of these when the convention went Into session. Yatep. however, carrying the balance of power, nominated Grif fith, who undoubtedly will be elected, as the district is overwhelmingly Republi can. John Colmey, of Canandaigua, was to day nominated by the Democratic Sena torial convention, which was also held here. Colmey was a supervisor of On tario County. County Surrogate for one term and Corporation Tax Commissioner at Buffalo under Controller Frank Camp bell, in 1888. A resolution adopter! after Mr. Grif fith's nomination rommitted him and tho electorate to a firm support of the "re form policies of Governor Hughes." At the Wayne County Convention yesterday, which indorsed Mr. Griffith, he was also pledged to support the reform measures of thf Govprnor. PREVEXTORIVM TO GO. Will Be Moved fm?n Lahexvood hut Where Is Xnt Kvotcn. Lakewood. S. J . Jan. B.— lt was an nouncpri hero to-day that the Children's Tuberculosis Prerentorlum, over which there has been so much eontroversv, is to be moved from Lakewood. but to what place is not known. Governor Fort, who is at the Laurel House, said to-night through his secretary that he felt he was not violating any confidence in giving out the news of the Intended removal of the preventorium. because President Marx had informed him that he would announce it. According to the Governor's statement Mr. Marx telegraphed to him yesterday saying that the trustees of the prevento rium. at a meeting in New York, had unanimously decUWi to move the insti tution. A warm fight has bopti waged over the preventorium since November 20, and the residents eenerally have, expressed satisfaction at the promip» to move it. DAIRYMAN SUES INSPECTOR. Claims Damages Because Barn Was Called Below Standard. I By Tf>lpßraph to Th* Tribune. I Middletown, N. v.. Jan. a.— Russell Ray nor. chief of the division of inspection? for the Borough of Manhattan of the New York Board of Health, has been sued by P. Bellows, a dairyman, of Roxbury, Dela ware County. An inspector for the Board of Health notified the Cold Spring Cream ery not to receive milk front Mr. Bel lows's dairy, as his barn, it was alleged, did not come up to the requirements. Mr. Bellows declares that his milk is pure and wholesome and that he lias been damaged. It is a test case, and Mr. Bellows is backed financially by a large number of dairymen. The outcome will be watched With interest by dairymen all over the ptate. NO DOGS IN HEAVEN." Minister Says Many Women Will Be Out of Work There. [By Tvu- K rnpf] to The Tribune.] Brockton, Mass., Jan. B.— Paying his re spects to certain modern women, whom hf> rlasse^i as "members of the poodle nog brigade, so much In evidence In our gen eration." and contrasting them to women of the HHilo. who deemed motherhood sa.red. the Key. a G Archibald, of the First Baptist Church, declared: "There will in- no dogs In heaven, and many of our modern women will l>e out of employment there. The women of the Scriptures were mighty in real greatness. They did not pra.-tise law. become surgeons nor run automobiles. These things do not make women A mother who gives to her land a man clean of heart, tirm of principle and clear of mind does more for civilisation than five thousand of the poodle dog brigade." GIVES HER BLOOD FOR KIN. Anthony N. Brady's Daughter-in-Law Submits to Transfusion Operation. [By T«-I<graph to The Trilmne. 1 Hartford. I'onn., Jan. B.— ln order that her brother. Judge Kdward J. Garvan, the well known Republican politician and jurist O* tuls • ity. might rcKain sufficient strength to withstand a delicate stomach operation, Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady, of New York City. wife of the treasurer of the Kdisnn coni pany of New York and daughter-in-law of Anthony N. Brady, tlio traction magnate, submitted to a blood transfusion operation ti is afternoon at the Garvan mansion, in Farmlngton avenue. To-night Mrs. Brady, who was Miss Gen evleve Garvan. is entirely recovered from her ordeal, and her brother is no much improve*! and strengthened that Dr. Joseph Ulako, of New York, who tapped the veins this afternoon, will perform a second op eration to relieve the ulcerous condition of JudKP Garvan's stomach. Francis G.irvan. former Assistant Dls trlet Attorney Of New York, was present wtien hjs sister gave Iwt blood for the brother's relief. TO RAID EUCHRE PARTIES. St. Louis Women Said To Bo Much Addicted to Them. (n> T>l«-Krap!i to Th« Tribune.) St Ixwis, Jan. B.— President I^aird of the St. Louis Police Board, which last night approved Chief Creecy's order to raid pub lic euchre game.H, announced to-day that a test rase would b« made. Th« police, explain that women's craze for playing euchre for china and other prises in halls hired by promoters for that purpose, has spread alarmingly throughout St. l^iula. ' New Orleans. Texas, Mexico <t California, via Southern Railway, A. & W. P.. W of A; mi-] I. AM Dally 4:2f. p. m. and 12:10 ■ in. Draw Ins room stateroom sleeping • am. library, observation and dining car. N< « York to New Orleans*, connecting for Mexico, Texas and California. N. V. Office, 1-J'J Broadway.— Advt. MEDAL FOR PINCHOT CAMP FIRE (LIB IIOXORS HIM. Dism issed Forester . i eel aim ed at Dinner of Outdoor Enthusiasts. The Camp Fire Club of Americ?, which had intended to entertain Gifford Pinchot, former United States forester, at its dinner last night. In the rooms of the Arkwrighi Club, No. 320 Broadway, was disappointed in that particular by the failure of Mr. Pinchot to appear, but made up for that by praising him loud and long, and by cheering every Mention of his name. Ernest Thompson Seton. president of the club, read a telegram from Mr. Pin chot. regretting his inability to be present and thanking the club for its invitation. Mr. Seton went on to say that each year the Camp Fire Club looked around tc choose what man in America had done the most for the proper protection and care of bi^ game and big game preserves, and this last year, he said, there -was no difficulty in picking out the man. It was (Jifford Pinchot, and the Camp Fire Club's annual gold medal, awarded on that basis, is awaiting Mr. Pinchot. William Datcher, president of the Na tional Association of Audubon Societies. and Colonel William F Cody ("Buffalo Bill") also took occasion to praise Mr. Pinchot highly, and their sentiments were greeted with prolonged cheers Mr. Putchpr spoke on "Bird Protec tion," and told the members again, perti nent to the millinery fashions of the time, that aigrettes were the nuptial plumage of thf> white heron "Thf» millinery trade has swept thrse birds practically out of existence in this country," said Mr. Dutcher. and he went on to tell of the Venezuelan fields, from which the white heron's plumage Is now largely secured. The great aim of his sociPties now. said Mr. Dutcher, was to got reservations where hunting would be forbidden and where the birds might breed in peaco. and in that aim. he declared, they had received no greater assistant than from Theodora Roosevelt. Loud cheering greeted that remark, and as soon as it died down Mr. Dutcher added: -Roosevelt put Gifford Pinchot in, and Pinchot is the greatest man In his profession," which was fol lowed by another outburst of cheers "Buffalo Bill" was not on the regular list of speakers, but h» was at the guest table, and when Kdgar B*»echer Bronson told of some of his earlier Western ex periences with Colon*?! Cody there were loud calls for "Buffalo Bill." "We of the West." said the showman, "like Roosevelt, and we like his type, and wie know Pinchot is of that type, and we like Pinchot." The gold medal of the Campfire < lub, which was awarded for last year to Gif ford Pinchot and was to have been pre sented to him last night, is voted upon by the entire membership of the club, and, according to the announcement of President Seton last night, only three votesr were cast for any other name than Mr. Pinehofs. R. H. Davis and Dillon Wallace, the Labrador explorer and writer on exploration, were among the other speakers. Among those present were United States Attorney Henry A. Wise. As sistant United States Attorney Abel I. Smith, A. A. Anderson, an assistant In the Bureau of Forestry; William C. Demorest and R. C dowry. LUNATIC WINS SECOND PRIZE. Inmate of Middletown Hospital Enters Contest Conducted by Darlington. [By Telegraph to Th« Tribune.) Middletown. N. V.. Jan. One of the best papers on "How Can Clean and Wholesome Milk Be Purchased at l^east Cost for the New York Market?" in the prize contest conducted by Dr. Thomas Darlington, of New York City's Health Board, was contributed by Ray Sponen bergli. of Middletown. and the second prize. a $200 full bred Jersey cow, was awarded him. It has just been learned thai Sr>onen bersh is a patient at the Middletown Stale Hospital for thr Insane, and has been an inmate of that institution for several years. He entered the contest for his own amuse ment. He was committed from Fulton. N. Y. WALKED ALONG WITH BALLOON. Worried the Traffic Squad. So Airship's Escort Landed in a Cell. Thomas Burke landed in a cell at the traffic squad station house, at 27th street and Fifth avenue, last night, and Urn blot ter reads, "for operating an airship | n a reckless manner." This is probably the first arrest of its kind. When Burke, who works in the balloon factory of A. Leo Stevens, at 41st street and First avenue, started from the factoi i It didn't take l"ng before he was follow,,! by a crowd, which grew larger and larger every minute that bt» walked down Mist avenue. Burke was taking an experimental balloon, about nine feet in diameter, to the Hoffman lit use for a demonstration by Mr. Stevens Hurke walked alon^ First avenue to .'7th street and along Ti\\\ street as far as Fifth avenue Bvsry sjnst of wind carried him forward with :i run or else it wsia necessary for some of the crowd to hold on to him tv prevent him from taking an aerial flight. Hurke was finally arrested, and let the pas out. after which the alarmed IMVSM and taxlcab* In Fifth avenue wrent on theh way. In the night court the story was told to Magistrate MOSS, who discharged Hurke with a reprimand. Mr. Stevens said thai he- hail l<>Ht JiiO through tbs occiu rence and that lie had applied to I'olicc Headquarters earlier in IM day for a permit and w,i told that It wa.s not necessary. PRESIDENT GLAD TO TAKE WALK. Washington. Jan. S. -For the. first time i,, nearly 'a week President Taft had an opportunity to day for a long afternoon walk. He had Captain HuM as a com panion, ahd expressed himself as being glad of the ehanrs to get the "office cob webs out of his hair." Only Solid Through Train to St. Auoustlne. through sleepers to all >r ßssl Coast" points; connections for Nassau and Havana— "N. Y. * Florida Special." 1:25 p. n >.. Atlantic Coast t.me Quickest Service. i;is B'way. — Aqvt. DIXXER $1W A PLATE. Steel Officials Set n Mark in Lavish Fittsburg. IBv Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1 Pittsburg, Jan. B.— Carnegie Steel Com pany officials to the number of one hun dred sat down to a dinner at thr Fort " Pitt Hotel to-night, which for lavlshness has seldom or never bren equalled in this city. The cost amounted to more than $H»O a plate. The dinner was arranged by < 'olonel H. P. Bope. vice-president of thf I'arnegie Steel Company. PresinVm W E. Corey of the United States Steel Corporation was the chief guest. President Schwab of the Bethle hem Steel Company sent his regret*. The dining room was arranged in the shape of a Grecian garden, and the floral display was gorgeous. President Corey, in his talk to the Carnegie mtn. complimented them on thf excellent showing made by the Pitts burgers for the Steel Corporation. SMITH VISITS MORSE. Ex-Governor of Georgia May Help in Fight. I By Tel^srraph to The Tribune.] Atlanta, Jan. 8.— Ex-Governor Hoke Smith, senior member of the law firm of Smith. Hastings & Ransom, visited Charles W. Morse at the federal prison to-day and was closeted with him for several hours in the. deputy warden's office While Mr. Smith will not say that he has been retained in the case, he admits that the visit was made at the request of Morse's New York coun sel. Th» visit is taken here to moan that a fight for Morse's liberty will be begun at once in the rnited States Court for the Northern District of Georgia before Judge William T Newman. Martin Littleton is expected in Atlanta in th« next few days Ex-Governor Smith is a fighter, and his going into the case has excited great interest tn Atlanta. DYING, AIDS SCIENCE. Cancer Victim Yields Himself to Radin in Experiments. (By Tel-sraph to Tho Tribune] East Orange. N. J . Jan. S.— Frank G. Gente3. of No. 3 Winthrop Terrace, this city, who died from cancer this morning in the Flower Hospital. New York, sur rendered himself before the end to the experiments of cancer experts, to whom he gave permission to test the powers of radium on his tissues. He knew that he could not be saved, but expressed the hope that the treatment might yield something to science that would mean the saving of others. Gentes had been in the hospital for two months, a patient of Dr. William H. Dieffenbach, of Broadway and 56th street, ■ who conducted the experiments ■with the radium. Gentes was for years manager of the dairy department of R. C. Williams & Co.. of Hudson street. Manhattan. lie was forty-eight years old. LOTS OF TIME, BUT IT FLIES. So Traveller Who Was Sure He Would Catch Ship Took a Tug. Morris Welngarten. a merchant of this city, purchased a first cabin ticket on the steamship New York, which sailed yester day for Southampton. He knew she was scheduled to leave her pier at 10 a. m. He knew also that she cleared promptly, and tn the hope of not being late he was at the pier an hour ahead of sailing time. It was an impatient wait Friends came to bid him goodby. but still time hung heavily on his hands. Suddenly he thought of a few purchases he bad forgotten, and as there were forty surplus minutes on hand he left the pier. His baggage was in hi* stateroom and all he would have to do was to run up the gangplank and sail But the purchases took longer than the traveller estimated, and when he returned to the pier the New York was in midstream. A tug put him aboard, however. CAIRO LYNCHINGS JUSTIFIED "No Innocent Man Met Death," Says Jury's Report. Cario. 111.. Jan. S. The grand jur\ i Investigated the murder ol Mtss Anna Pel l»y and the lynching* of William Jam^s and Henry Salzner following that crime re ported to-day, finding no Indictments, but say tag: "We believe no innocent man net his death at the hands of the mol>. ' The grand Jury also reported that it be lieved that none of the so-called "lawless element" was concerned in the lynching Salzner was charged with mm Ms An other negro suspected in connection with the Pelley crime will be liberate.!. MAN ROUGHLY HANDLED. LOST Scuffle with Policeman, It Is Feared. Unbalanced Houston's Mind. William .1. Houston, of No. 68 Pierrepont street. Brooklyn, who was arrested »>•! Thursday night by John W. Man;:, a pa trolman attached to the Mercer street sta tion, who was said to have been intoxicated at the time, has not returned to bis home since, he was released in the Jefferson Mar ket Court, and his disappearance was re ported at Police He>itd(|.ui: s late his: night. There were inquiries about him from two sources. Two well dressed women went to the Mercer street station and asked Captain Henry what had become of Houston. The captain called up the Night Court and learned that he had btn>n fined $_• and re leased. l*ast night a man appeared at Headquarters and asked the assistance «•; the. police in finding Houston. it is thought that the man may have been injured in the scuffle with the police man al the time- of his arrest and become mentally unbalanced. MISSING MAN FOUND DYING. John Oarchln, a chemist, living at No. "••' Btebbins avenue. The Hronx. was found dying in his laboratory at No. & Lincoln venue last night, with a bullet wound in the right side of his head. The discovery was made by his wife and brother, Henry. with whom he shared the laboratory. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where M was BsM that Ids condition was serious. Carchin had been in poor health for itom« time. and two days ago he disappeared. <>:i Friday » general alarm was sent out by th ; police, but his wife and brother stIH COM tlnueJ their search. He Is forty-veven year:; old. DEWEY'S SUPERIOR OLD PORT WINE The most strengthening wine we make If. T. rvwey & Boas Co.. i3S Fulton St.. N.Y. — Adv t. Pit ICK FIVE CENTS. PLXCHOT RETIRES WITH DEFIANCE TO CARRY OX FIGHT OVT OF OFFICE. President's Artiun Approved b?/ Congressmen — Plans for tnvttiigmiitm [From Th« Trihtin^ Bureau. 1 Washington. Jan. B.— The dismissal •• Gifford Plnchot. chief of the Forest Ser vice, was the principal topic of conver sation in Washington to-day. At th» Capitol, in the hotel lobbies and in the departments the new turn In the contro versy overshadowed as a subject for dis cussion even the President's mesaaga dealing with the moat important prob lems with which Congress will deal this) winter. With scarcely an exception th« Republican members of th«» Senate, and House declared that the President had done nothing more than his plain duty. "I'm a friend of Pinchot. and Ha* him Immensely. He has done some splendid work, but he created a situation •which the President had to me»t. The letter to Dolliver could not pass unnoticed. ' It is a most unfortunate- situation, but the President's action was brought on by Mr Pinchot himself Mr. Taft simply had to discharge him." The foregoing is an epltom<» of the Re publican view as expressed by many members of Congress friendly to the chief forester. MR. PINCHOT'S FAREWELL. SHOT. - Mr. Pinchot made it clear to-day ft addresses to the officers of the Forest Service and the clerks of that organiza tion that his battle with Secretary Bal linsrer and the administration had not end«»d. While smilingly declining to ex press any personal opinion about his re moval from office, he also refused to dis cuss hi=« plans for The future. Mr. Pinchot arrived at his office early In order to put his affairs in order and withdraw as quickly a* possible A meeting of th» officials who had been un der him had already been arranged for 10:15 o'clock, and three-quarters of an hour later the clerical force of the Forest Service arrived in his office to say goodby. In addressing the m<»n with whom h« had been most intimately associated Mr. Pinchot said he wanted them to remem ber first that they must never fory»t that "the fight in which you are enaraged for the saf" and decent handling of our timber lands Is Infinitely larger than any man's personal presence or personal fut» ures." Continuing be said: FIGHT MUST GO 081 "This fight must go on. and you ar« the men who must carry it on. Stay by the work; hold fast to the stand ards we have set together. Never allowr yourselves to forget that you are serv ing a much greater master than the De partment of Agriculture, or even the ad ministration.** In addressing the clerks Mr. Pinchot advised them to maintain the service at the same standard and to press alon? the same lines, and never to forget they were the servants of the people of the United States, responsible to them and to them alone. "I don't want you to get the idea — and this Is my personal end of it." he «aid. "that because I am going out of the ser vice I am in any way losing my interest in it or my touch with it or with you. Conservation is my life work, in the. gov t-rnment Service or out of it And this is the most important piece of conservation work there is Therefore 1 propose to know about it. to follow the Sisal are all doing, to keep my interest in it and, so far as that is in any way possi ble, to keep in touch with it and m* knowledge of It." Mr. Pinchot's words were greeted with loud applause. After bidding farewell to all the employes he left the building. None of the officials would discuss th* real and hidden meaning of Mr. Pinchot's declarations.. His friends also refused to discuss his words, although it was generally conceded that they breathed defiance and were in the nature of an announcement that the former Chief For ester regarded himself still as a guardian of what in the recent controversy had been called "the interests of the peopled George P. McCabe. the solicitor for the Department of Agriculture, called on Mr. Pinchot early this morning and took charge of the Forest Service. He will act until the return to Washington of Albert F. Potter, who has been desig nated as acting forester. Throughout the Forest Service there is a feeling of alarm as to what may become of the or ganization, which, to a large extent, has been the work of Mr Pinchot. Whether there is to be a further shake-up was a question that caused much concern to day. At the Capitol the positive announce ment was made that the dismissal of Mr. Pinch. would in no way interfere with an early and exhaustive investiga tion of the Department of the Interior, the general land offices and the forest service. HOUSE RESOLUTION" MODIFIED. The Senate Committee on Public Lands was in session for two hours this mornins discussing the Jones resolution for the appointment of a committee of six Senators and six Representatives t> conduct this investigation. This resolu tion provides that the Senate member* of the committee shall l><» appointed by th.- Vice- President and the House mem bers by the Speaker. In view of the ac tion of the House yesterday in providing that the House members shall be elected. Senators New lands and Hey burn sug gested that the resolution be modified to conform to this plan. A majority of tb committee, however, took the position that, as the Senate had not been ofa cially advised of the action of th« House, the usual plan of having the committee named by the presiding offi cers of the respective branches of Con gress should be followed. Some slight SAVANNAH LINE off. a delightful trip to the South. Large new ships sailing Tuesdays. Thursdays arM Saturday*. 3:00 •. in., from Pier 35. North Ri\-er. All outside staterooms. Thos* seek ing health and rest should use. this lin» Tel KM Spring for tickets & reservation^ — AuVt.