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Expected to Keep Promises
Made to President, but May
Oppose Cannon.
*„«££"* Jan. .-With every man
I yit and voting according to the
te his tea* ln the lnsur nt- e g
MMder.. and it Is for Oils reason
*\t the pr^nt per**** condition in
Z House and the belligerent and dicta
r^al attitude of the insurgents is be-
Siret with conciliation rather than by
TIZ in the House. This is the reason
leVor the renewed appeals to Speaker
rarn or beseeching him to solve the
m Ale,, by sn announcement that he
„-<;! not again be a candidate for his
present pl&«
' The insurgent assurances that they
tr * 'svorable to President Taft's pro
—aniiE* and -pi!! support him loyally
H .-« - -<■ situation from being a desper
l, ••■*. and. insures that the Republi
m msjnrity will not be converted into
a minority. Th* President has confi
dence in the promises of the insur
gents. They have announced their in-
Kstfaa of supporting him in the House
and of assisting him in securing an im
rsrtie' and serious investigation of the
Ballinger-Pincbot controversy. They
held, or most of them hold, him in the
highest respect, which has been in
creafed by his recent statement, and
they Trill join with the organization to
carry out bis recommendation?.
The more wild-eyed members of the
hand ere to be held in leash for the
present in order that the party may not
be jeopardized in the coming Congress
ional campaign, or if they will not sub
fide they will be allowed to vote with the
Democrats and thus voluntarily to place
themselves outside the party breast
works. The main body, however, has
ironised President Taft. through its
H«der.iMr. Hayes, of California, that
it trill h«*d his advice and assist him
la carrying out his legislative pro
This does not alter the fact, however,
that on questions involving the power
<>f the Speaker and the House rules the
iarcrfcnts and Democrat? can command
* majority of thrrr and probably of
ner*>. There arc twenty-eight djed-ln
tbe-»oql insurgents who have been
•rct«i and "ho will without question
n Ppo§* Speaker Cannon and the rules
r><3 any other proposition distasteful to
lifla which baa not the approbation of
Present Taft. These men are Reprc
"Etatives Hayes, of California; Pickett.
Ha'jgen. Good. Kendall, Woods and
Hubbsrd. 'f Tot,,- Madison and Mur
!•*. of Kansas^ Gardner and Lovering,
rf Massachusetts; Davis. Lindberg. Voi
*"ad, Millar and Steenerson. of Minne
**• Hinshsw. Norrls and Kinkaid, of
-Vcbrask?; Gmnna. of North Dakota;
rplndester. of Washington; Cooper. N>l
m, Kopp. Cary. Horse and Lenroot. of.
Wisconsin, and Fowler, of New Jersey,
live others would welcome an oppor
tunity to make the House rules more
liberal. They are Representatives
Hanna, of Nr-rth -Dakota; Esdt, of Wis-
Parsons, of New Ark. and John-
and HolUngbmmwUi. of Ohio. The in
surants also count on Representatives
Butler Amos, of Massachusetts; Hamil
ton FiFh, of New York, and Kbenczer J.
Hill, of Connecticut, on this question,
bat their course is problematical.
Taking th« certain twenty-eight mem-
Jw«. the Republican leaders make the
'olkm-ing calculation: There are 219
Republicans in the House and 160 Dem
f*?zis, taking into consideration the
three yzauxdea. This gives the Repub
licans a majority or DO. If twenty-five
insurgents leave them, th- House is
v »n!y divided; while if twenty-eight de
~rt, the Democrats have a majority of
fix votes, leaving the vote 197 Demo
crats i.ad insurgents to 191 Republi
cs*. Adding to these deserters the five
men who would like to see the rules
Ranged the coalition has 302 votes to
■■ regulars* ISG.
Theee estimates are based solely on
■* EuppoEition that no Democrats re
gain away from the House on important
«>•» or give their allegiance to the
P»aker. Representative Clark, the
»taorlty leader, insists that now that
•*« tariff bill has been passed and the
committee assignments made he can
patrol every member of the minority.
**l there a sound logic in hi? reasoning.
-"> the last test vote he lost only one
Representative Fitzgerald, who has
•■ a consistent advocate of (be ap-
Wotaiftnt of committees by the Speaker.
7v fc tact, too, that those Democrats who
mmi v.jth the Speaker on the opening
■*f of the special session have come in
£ great criticism from their colleagues
' S B€rve<3 to strengthen Democratic
-'sciphrifi. Rut the best reason of all is
£« given by Mr Clark. The Louisiana
■ ' ration. when they sought protection
r tJI - lr «ugar and their rice, were loyal
- 8 &non men. Representative Frank
& rk, of Florida, whose — cotton —
Rubied him before the passage of the
riff bill, was ■ consistent voter with
™ Republicans. Those members who
* ted good committee assignments
*>uirht it politic not to molest the genial
* Peaker, but now that these favors have
"* granted they have returned to the
minority fold.
p !t Je f °nunate for the organization that
resident Taft Is determined to fight for
s own measures, for if he left it to the
SSSiiSj^V*?** 4 difficult' might be
IlrZ7 !t ls fortunate al«o that no
until .2 UP?tlon of thf rul < '«- *••!! ''O" 1 * "!•
«mW « f>p> * nin of the n °xt Congress.
'n^,;, 1 is brought up by strategy. If
!!ed « ?P"? P " protestation- can be re
his m, n . President will mid in them
rosriM 1 " 1 1(1 yal SlJ Ul>orterK. an.l it i:- quite
2"r tlru . fpWHr opponents |of his
thiT^* 1 " •„. found '» ,I)|ir, l)|ir ranks
*"*« m those of the organization.-
To-da>. rloudr.
ro-tnorrow. rain or m,o« .
Rockefeller's Trip to Church
Like North Pole Journey.
John D. Rockefeller travelled in his
automobile over twenty-eight miles of
*now covered country roads yesterday to
attend the morning service at the Fifth.
Avenue Baptist Church, at 46th street
and Fifth avenue.
The trip, which started from Mr.
Rockefeller's country home at Pocantico
Hills, near Tarrytown. was a difficult
one, the roads. in several places proving
almost impassable because of heavy
At limes the big touring car was
buried axle-deep i n the snow and more
than once the machine came to a dead
-top. and it looked as if Mr. Rockefeller
would have to got out and push or
abandon the idea of reaching New York.
Mr. Rockefeller's chauffeur said 'he.
was surprised beyond speech when he
reported for duty at the Pocantico Hills
residence, at 8 o'clock yesterday morning
and was told that Mr. Rockefeller in
tended to go to New York in the touring
car. The chauffuer considered it almost
impossible to reach New York in an au
tomobile, knowing that the roads were
hard going for anything except a sleigh,
the greater part resembling a dash to
the North Pole rather than a journey
to church.
It took nearly four hours to get t<v
Fifth avenue and Mr. Rockefeller was
twenty minutes late at the service. He
told everybody that he had enjoyed the
experience Immensely and would not
mind going through ,it again.
•"Of course, it was pretty bad going
in places." he said, "for some of the
snowdrifts we encountered were formid
able, but a man who has played golf as
much as I does not mind tackling a feu
such obstacles."
Devoted Servitor Dies in Cleve
land Aged JOS Years.
[By Telegraph to Thp Tribune. 1
Cleveland. Jan. Nora Williams,
for nearly a quarter of a century a nurse
in the home of John D. Rockefeller and
in that of his brother-in-law, W. C.
Rudd. died here to-day. She was 103
years old.
Eighty years ago, when Cleveland was
a malaria stricken village at the mouth
cf a stagnant creek, she began to nurse
the children of the settlers. She was
alone, a Welsh emigrant, and to none of
her friends . did she ever reveal who
were her parents or whether she had
any relatives alive.
More than twenty years ago she
was sent for by Mr. Rockefeller to nurse-
John D. Rockefeller, jr., who was ill.
The affection for the kindly people in
the old Euclid avenue homo which she
gained then she never lost Af:er she
left the Rockefellers she went into the
home of hie brother-in-law, in the last
few years she had lived with Mrs. Sam
uel H. Crowl, where, beloved as a mem
ber of the family, she died.
Nora, who had a sharp tongue, repri
manded Mr. Rockefeller on one occasion
because he would not follow her advice
and live more in the open air. A short
time later his physicians, ordered Mr.
Rockefeller to play golf and spend as
many hours as possible outdoors. Nora
heard of it and personally reminded him
of her advice.
"Jt's good doctors you have, but it's
a little common sense you are needing, '"
the declared tartly.
Minister's Son. xcith Chum,
Holds Up Storekeeper.
MeadvilU, Perm.. J;m. 16. — The plan
ot two boys, one a minister's --on, to
• •mulato some of the bold characters they
had read about in dime novels, landed
th^m in jail to-day.
Walter Buttray. the twenty-year-old
son of the Rev. Alonzo P. Buttray. and
luV chum. Xorman Blakesiee, two years
younger, broke into the general store and
] ostofßoe at Geneva last night. Brooks,
the storekeeper, was alone, at work on
his books, and he says the boys, masked
with red handkerchiefs, covered him
with revolvers and ordered him to hand
over his money. Ho gave up %'Mi and the
boys made off without inor^ :,do. A.
posse of iarmers chased them down the
railroad tracks, across a swamp, and
Anally caught them In a farmyard. Tin
money was recovered.
Woman Accuses Husband of
Three Days and His Friend.
l-airrleid. Conn., Jan. It.— Knocked on
the head, thrown Into a well by her hus
band and a companion and left i<, r dead
was the fate that befell Annie Brooks.
: bride O; three days, who was married
in Chlcopee, Mass., on Friday. The
three arrived in Bridgeport early Satur
day morning, according to .Mrs. Brooks,
and alter leaving the woman In the Ma-
Uon i'll day, th<- men returned a( nignt
and brought her to the Ferris Farm here,
where they attacked h<-r and threw her
into the well, covering her up, as they
supposed, with snow.
On striking the water the woman re
gailKMl consciousness and drew herself
out of tin- water by nyanf of an iron
pipe, which she dung to until this morn
ing, when «he w.is found by William
Ferris. When taken out her f. < i were
found to lie frozen, and they will li.iv..
to be amputated.
The men returned to Bridgeport, an.l
then checked a trunk which belonged
to the woman, which .she said coatained
$70«. to Springfield, where thej ar sup
;••■■• •; to have gotu
Yale and Harvard for Passenger Ser
vice Only— Will Burn Oil.
Post on, Jan. m -The steamers Harvard
and Yale, which will resume daily trips to
New York about May 1, will on be prut
to that city tO be remodelled, It being the
intention to devnte limn exclusively to ps«.
Meager irafflc. The passenger accommoda
tionf- will be Increased by building «tat,
room* in the freight sections, and the t W o
fliers will be converted into oil burners.
Greater New York Will In-
ercaxc Its Offering from
* ',00, ,000 to $725,000.
It is doubtful if any meeting just liko
the one held in th^ Hippodrome yester
day afternoon ever before was seen, at
least In Greater New York. Ohf of the
spea.kers extended the geographical pi>a
.-ibiHties to include the North American
■ It was a mass meeting for men of the
Greater New York convention of the lay
iiifn's missionary movement. What
drew those men by the thousands? The
immense stage as well as the balcony
boxes and orchestra of the Hippodrome
were crowded. The subject of foreign
missions took them to the meeting; the
need for extending the work of foreign
missions was the sole theme of the
speakers, and the resolution passed by
the convention binding this town to in
crease by $325,000 its cash offering to
the cause of foreign missions during
this year was adopted with great en
thusiasm by a standing vote. The sum
premised is $725,000. The amount
given to foreign missions by the various
denominations of this city last year was
Although it is not possible to servo
God and Mammon, it Is possible to serve
God with Mammon, was the pervading
sentiment, preached with peculiar power
by laymen and applauded in most re
sounding and frequent fashion by the
listeners. Not a woman was present.
The few songs that were sung were ren
dered by three thousand men who want
ed to sing. They stood, the better to do
bo. The result was something to- reach
the heart. Perhaps it aided the speak
ers, each of whom, using no notes, gath
ered inspiration from the spontaneity
and strength of the applause of the vast
audience until he seemed carried out of
himself by the greatness of his theme.
Bishops, rectors and ministers were on
the platform, but laymen made the ad
dresses. Bishop Darlington offered the
benediction. William Jay Schieffelln
presided. Among those present were
Bishop Thomas B. Neely and Bishop
Robinson, of India; the Rev. Dr. George
Alexander, the Rev. Dr. Wallace Mc-
Millan, the Rev. Dr. Silas Mcßee, Al
fred K. Marling. Colonel J. J. Janeway,
William FHlowes Morgan, Gilbert Col
gate and Dr. George Heber Jones, of
* 'orea. The speakers were George S.
Eddy, of India; J. Campbell White, gen
eral secretary of the laymen's mission
ary movement, and Dr. J. A. Mac Do
nald, editor of the -Toronto (Canada)
"Globe." Stephen Baker offered the res
olution that was adopted, calling upon
greater New York to increase its con
tributions for foreign mission!: .this year
from $400,000 to at least $723,000.
Mr. Sohleffelin said the evangelization
of the world in this generation, the ob
ject of the convention, did not mean the
conversion of every one, but it meant
that every living creature should have
the opportunity to decide whether or not
he would become a Christian.
At the close of an Impassioned appeal
Dr. Mac Donald said that America would
yet control the peace of the world. Can
ada was ready to evangelize her share
of the world, he said. New York, how
ever, must lead the way. If the United
States would share in the uplift of man
kind we must overleap, he said, our ex
clusion laws and go through our tariff
walls, and in Asia, Africa and South
America create new centres of spiritual
Mr. Eddy told of missionary work in
India, where, he said, one hundred boys
could be put through college for the sum
required to educate ;in American boy at
one of the trreat universities. He talked
on "Missions as an Investment." He
A hundred years ago we sent the iirst
missionaries to China. Our trade with that
country totals nearly 160,000,000 an<l is rap
idly growing. The Chinese are ahum to
place large orders for a new navy, ami
will construct more railways in the next
decade than anj country in the world.
To raise the standard of living in China
to that of ours would be equivalent to the
creation oi' live Americas for our trade
American commodities are found in the
beari of India and China, miles from the
railway, and our trade alone receives a
tenfold return from all that is spent iii
missions. Dr. John P. Goucher, president
emeritus of the Woman's College, of Haltl
tnore, has invested $100,000 in missions in
To-day there is a community of 50,000
souls gathered out of idolatry and heath
enism and unspeakable degradation in an
« nliehtened moral community, where life
is worth living, as the result of the invest
ment of this one man. .Missions are a pay-
Ing proposition.
Where can we find an Investment that
will yield a hundred fold in this life, and
In the world to come eternal life?
Mr. White's subject was "The Signifi
cance of t\\<- National Missionary Cam
Next June, only a month after this na
tional campaign culminates at Chicago, a
world missionary conference will be held
fit Kdin burgh, where the principles and
methods tested and proved in this cam
paign will become the common knowledge
of the leaders of all Christian forces
throughout the world.
Tidings of what you do here to-day and
during the coming weeks In your Individ
ual churches will be carried to the remot
est corners of Christendom for the inspi
ration mid guidance of others.
N'ol only does the world need saving;
the Church also needs saving, in many
cane*, from materialism, from rationalism,
from formalism and from Indifference to
t ho will of God. The mightiest lever to
lift the whole Church Into a vital, virile,
conquering force In the world is the chal
lenge of the world's need.
The biggest thing in the world is the
world. If that fails to call forth a man's
efforts and resources, even God libb noth
ing greater left with which to arouse, and
MiliHt him
As we attempt to save the world, w*
shall most assuredly save ourselves. "The
light that shines farthest shines brightest
nearest home."
The meeting yesterday brought the
< uin etltioll to U clr.se
EvansviUe, inn.. Jan. if.- The citizens
National Bank will not open for business
to-morrow. After a meeting of the direct
ors y to- night a notice was posted that th«
bank was closed, but it was believed ■''
positors would tie paid In full.
Only club car train to Florida. . Kloctrh:
lijrhter nil Pullmans, Via P. It. } l - » nil
Seaboard All I-"* 1 - OftX-i-i lift D way.—
Ad vi.
Fifth Avenue Pulpit Will Be
Offered to Campbell Morgan.
Birmingham, England. Jan. 16 — The
Rev. John Henry Jowett, pastor of the
Can's Lane Congregational Church, an
nounced to his congregation to-day his
decision not to accept the call to the
pastorate of the Fifth Avenue Presby
terian Church, New York.
Mr. Jowett made his announcement at
the morning service, and it was received^
with loud applause and an attempt to
sing the Doxology. which the pastor
checked. He dilated upon the Inwitnr*
importance, the wide influence and the
boundless opportunities offered by the
pastorate of the Fifth Avenue Presby
terian Church, and the grace and deli
cacy with which it had been offered to
him. It was this vast opening which
had laid such a grip upon him and had
led to such uncertainty of decision, but
he had finally come to the conclusion
that the New York ministry was not for
Anticipating the refusal of the Rev.
John Henry Jowett to accept the call to
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church,
the committee of three, the member?
of which are in London, will extend the
call to Dr. G Campbell Morgan, pastor of
the Westminster Congregational Chapel,
Dr. Morgan is well known here, having
been selected to carry en the work of
Dwight L. Moody at Northfield. For
three years following Moody** death he
preached throughout the country. Dur
ing August he filled the Fifth Avenue
Presbyterian Church to the doors for
three services a day. Dr. Morgan is the
author of many books and a large con
tributor to "The Northern Record of
Church Work." In England he occupies
much the same position as Jowett. both
being great preachers and Non-Con
formist, ministers. He has filled his
present pulpit in London for six years,
having ' taken the charge when the
church was practically empty. It now
has one of the largest congregations; in
Dr. Morgan is forty-six years old, and
has a son about ready to enter the min
Thirty Clocks Rang, hut Old
Mot or wan Was Dead.
The Third avenue elevated company
has lost its time ball. For thirty years
Robert Willougrhby." who lived at No. 16
Manhattan street and who had been in
the employ of the company as a motor
man for three decades, was looked upon
by his fallow employes in much the same
light as the time ball on the roof of No.
IK Broadway is regarded by the thou
sands of clerk's who can see it from the
windows of the offices where they are
employed. The motorman. who was fif
ty-seven years old, died ' on Saturday
night from Bright's disease..
So punctual was he that when he
dropped into the car barns to take, out
bis train for its first trip "the clocks
were corrected to agree with the time at ,
which he ? always arrived. Yesterday
morning he failed to appear, and later
his niece telephoned that he had died
during the night. She also explained
the secret of his punctuality by saying
that in his room were thirty clocks, some
attached to brass gongs, others to elec
tric bells and more of the ordinary gar
den variety alarm clock. He took care
of his room himself. Yesterday morning
the din was not followed by the usual
Stirring about of her uncle, she said, so
she entered his room and found that he
was dead.
Willoughby came from an old Mary
land family, and is supposed to have left
a large amount <i money. The company
had offered to pension him several times.
He maintained that he was as young in
spirit and energy as his fellow employes
and refused to remain idle.
Take Her to the "Phthi/mo
graph" and Find Out.
(By TVlegraph to The Tribune. |
Philadelphia, Jan. 10.— Here is a "tip"
that ought to send thrills of joy to the
heart of the bashful man who hasn't
been able to muster up courage enough
to "pop the question," and who has been
hoping fondly for another leap year to
roll around.
Just take the girl on an unsuspecting
visit to the laboratory of the psycho
logical clinic of the University of Penn
sylvania, which is directed by Dr. Light
ner Witmer, head of the department of
psychology. Then have her place her
hand daintily in a machlno which you
vill notice is labelled a "phthymograph"
or "phygmograph," and step into an ad
joining room to await developments.
While her hand rests easily in the ma
chine some one whispers to her your
name— George, Reginald, or whatever it
is — and you keep your eye on the indi
cator. The machine will do the rest.
What the ; machine really does <s to
register on a piece of paper a distinct
li'-. ,-hich designates with precise cor
rectnesi the force of the emotions the
mention of your name to the girl has
caused her to experience.
if the Him sinks despairingly down
ward toward the bottom of the paper,
take it from the machine that your stock
is rather low. If. however, ami this is
Important, the line fairly leaps and hobv
toward the top of the paper, it's up to
you to rush into the room where, the
Kirl is seated, and— but, well .you'll know
» hat to do
Bridge Crowds View Burning Laundry
on Equitable Trust Roof.
Fire in a laundry on the roof of the nine
story Equitable Trust Company Building,
at Nos. 19 and 21 Nassau street, at dusk
last night made a splendid spectacle for a
pood sized crowd on the Brooklyn Bridge.
to whom it appeared that a considerable
proportion of the financial district • was
ablaze. The flames were discovered by h
Firemen coupled an engirt* to the bulld
iiijj'h stmidpipe and ascended to the roof
by the elevators, putting the fire out with
the building hose So on« liml.-l.een in lli«
laundry wince .Saturday morning; .so Dep
uty Chief Ouerin concluded that defective
wiring was responsible. The Deputy Chief
estimated the damage at 000 - ■
Gravd Jury at Syracuse to
Probe People's Mutual Life
Affair To-da/f.
Albany. Jan Hi. -Important develop
ments, including an inquisition by the
grand jury of Onondaga County, are to
result from tho effort? of the State In
surance Department to take over the
business and $3.<X>0.000 assets of the
People's Mutual Life Insurance Associa
tion and League of Syracuse. The Su
perintendent of insurance. Mr. Hotch
kiss, has said that <Mght of the nine di
rectors of the association received vari
ous amounts for permitting the control
of the society to pass into other hands,
and that part of the money received
from the alleged purchaser, John Tevls,
of Louis\ ill", was disbursed by Lieuten
ant Governor White. As a result of Mr.
White's connection with the transaction
he has resigned rp director of the First
National Bank of Fj-ra^use. The money
paid to the directors was disbursed
through this bank.
Attorney General O*Malley announced
to-night that papers had been prepared
and actions would be brought against the
eight directors of the association who
received money by reason of the trans
action of December 21, when the control
of the association is alleged to have
changed hands. Th* 1 per«onp for -whom
summons and complaint have b^en pre
pared and the respective amounts of
the Judgments asked in <>ach complaint
are as follows: Charles F. "vVayte, $I<\
000; E. O. Kinne. $25,000; J. E. P.. San
te*>. $5,000; H. H. Mondon. $5,000; I. C.
Reed, $15.0f>0; Slayter Laycock. $5.^00;
E. E. De Barr, $13,500, and W. H. Peck,
'These actions." said Attorney General
O'Malley to-night, 'are brought to re
cover th^se moneys by the state for
the benefit of the company, and will be
prosecuted vigorously. "'
It was stated at thp State Insurance
Department to-day that the investiga
tion Instituted by the department is be
ing continued at Syracuse and that in
accordance with directions given to Al
fred Hurr*ll. counsel for th<=> department,
and Superintendent Hotchkiss, certain
facts presented to District Attorney G.
H. Bond, of Onondaga. would probably
be presented to the grand jury to-mor
According to information received at
the Insurance Department. Mr. Tevis,
whom the department has been anxious
to talk with concerning his part in the
transaction, was in feew York last night,
but had gone to Syracuse. wh«*re Pt
tnch£s of the department had been noti
fied to get into communication with him.
As a result of a statement made by
.Attorney General CMallcy, in the pro
ceedings in Syracuse yesterday before
Supreme Court Justice Andrews, on the
application of the Insurance Department
to take over th*» control of the society.
Lieutenant Governor White will have an
opportunity to supplement his statements*
already made to the department. Mr.
O'Malley told the court that, it would be
asserted by W. R. Travers. cashier of the
Ffcrmei*' Bank, of Toronto, that the
mon^y which it was said he brought
from Toronto to Syracuse to purchase
control of the society, was taken back to
Syracuse, Jan. It!.— lt is stated to-night
that the People's Mutual Life Insurance
case would come before the grand jury
to-morrow in John Doe proceedings.
Summons are said to have, been served
on John Tevis. of Louisville; H. G.
Hunt, of Toronto; Edgar Madden, of
New York. Rudolph Appel, of White
riains, and Edward L. Vezina. of Syra
cuse. The four last named were elect
ed directors of the association as the re
sult of the transfer of the company.
Mr. Tevis and William K. Travers. of
the Farmers' Bank of Canada, in which
was deposited $100,000 of the associa
tion's money, came to Syracuse to-day,
lut denied themselves to reporters. Mr.
Travers is said to have come here vol
untarily to testify before the grand jury.
It is said that Mr. Travers submitted
to an examination by the Insurance De
partment, teHing all he knew of the
transactions, and that Mr. Tevis had
also been examined.
Cold Caught on Way Home from Auto
mobile Show Proves Fatal.
Syracuse. Jan. 16.— E. P. .Tudson, presi
dent of the First National Bank of this
city, died this evening from pleural pneu
monia, the result of a cold contracted on
Thnrsda] Sight on his way home from
the automobile show in New York.
Mr. Jodson was born in Onondaga Coun
ty on December B. \I7A. and became presi
dent of the first National Bank on the
oeath of his father, in ia»C. His lather hail
been president ol the institution nearly
forty years.
Anti-Tuberculosis League for
Schoolroom lie form .
[By Tclfirraph to Th* Tribune.]
Pittsburg. Jan. Hi. -In an effort to
stamp out tuberculosis In the public
schools the Anti-Tuberculoais League
decided here last night to request the
Superintendent of Schools of all large
cities to issue an order that teachers
Shall not wear skirts coming below their
-hoe tops. It is urged that it necessary
ordinances be passed making the long
skirt unlawful.
Mis.s Charlotte Miller, of the league,
explained that the long skirts of teach
ers now cause the. dust in the classroom
to rise, later settling In the pupils' lungs
ii nd sowing the first seeds of consump
tion. Most teachers object to heavily
oiled floors, she said, because they ruin
skirts. The only other remedy, she as
serted, was to shorten the skirts.
The bfst train to th« Southwest; leaves
New /V.- 1 * i;: - : ' p. m. to-day, arrive* St.
I .mii.- ••.-. >p. in. to-morrow. Through s ' lH > d .
Ini earn to Cincinnati and Cleveland Penn
.-.lvhiU Railroad. Thon« "1032 Mad, So "
— Advt.
Harvard Professor Opposed to
Aid for Aged and Infirm.
Boston. Jan. 16.— "Dispensing of char
ity by cities and towns to the old tad
physically impaired should be abolished,
because such recipients have ceased to
be useful to the world and considera
tions of economy require that the money
should be devoted to saving young I
and more hopeful cases." declared Dr.
William T. Porter, professor of physi
ology in Harvard for the last seventeen
years, in his weekly lecture before th"*
Harvard Medical School.
He believed sanatorium* should use
discrimination in admitting patients, for
there was not room for all and only the
most promising cases should be admit
ted. "The unpromising ones should be
allowed to die." he said.
Dr. Porter admitted that be spoke
from the standpoint of the experiment 1
naturalist rather than of th»> humani
Preventorium Controversy] the
Cause of Breakdown.
As the result of the fight he has made
to overcome opposition to the location of
a tuberculosis preventorium at Lake
wood. N. J.. Nathan Straus, the mer
chant and philanthropist, is the victim
of a nervous breakdown, it was an
nounced yesterday.
Th«> following statement was given
OUI from his home. No. 27 Wed lit
street, last night:
"Owing to th«» intensity of his *xer
tion^ in th« controversy over the T.ake
wood preventorium Mr. Straus has had
a serious nervous breakdown. His
physician has given strict orders that
he must he kept free front any further
excitement. For an indefinite period he
will not be in a condition to be either
consulted or even Informed as to any
matters of business. "
News that Mr. Straus and others had
selected Lakewood as the site for an In
stitution where children could be tak*>n
from {few York and other cities and
treated so that they might be able to
withstand the ravages of tuberculosis
aroused a storm of protest from resi
dents of the New Jersey resort. Th»y
took the matter to Governor Fort, and
is spite of the efforts of Mr. Straus suc
ceeded in getting the trustees of the
preventorium to vote for a change of
Xexi- London Resident Blows
Off Half of His Body.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
New London, Conn., Jan. 16.— Residents
in Evergreen avenue, just north of the
Pequot Colony, thought an earthquake
had overtaken them at 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon, when. William Bennett placed
a stick of dynamite close to his breast
and. touching off a fuse, blew off half of
his body.
Bennett's wife was In an adjoining
room, and it was evidently his intention
to kill his wife as well as hims. If. H.>
was about thirty-five years old and had
worked with his father drivine artesian
weßs, and was familiar with the use of
dynamite. He had been confined in sana
torium? at periods for ten years past, and
on Friday last fired thre f > shots at his
wite without injuring her. tho bullets
hitting her corset steels and being de
The room in which Bennett ended his
life was wrecked. AH the windows were
blown to atoms and the furniture was
Apprentice xrith Carnegie Made
Hardened Armor Plate.
[By Telo&raph tn The Tribune. 1
Pittsburg. Jan. If!. -John Tedder, a
boyhood apprentice with Andrew Car
negie, one of the inventors of the hard
ened armor plate and one of Pittsburgh
pioneer iron and steel men. died at his
home here last night, practically a poor
Early manhood found Pedder toUtng
in the Singer & Nimick miils. in the
"West End. with Dr. John A. F.rashear.
the local astronomer. It was at this
age that he made the acquaintance of
Mr. Carnegie. Later FEddsi invented
the process of hardening armor plate,
a.lopted by the Carnegie interests. Mr
Carnegie paid him handsomely for thy
San Francisco and San Diego May Each
Hold One.
Los Angeles. Jan. 16.— Representatives of
San Francisco and San Diego failed to-day
for the second time to adjust claims of the
two cities to a pan-American exposition to.
be held in 1915. Two San Franclsoo repre
sentatives, m. H. de Towns] and Louis
Slosf. left Los Angeles to-night to prepare
for a possible struggle over appropriations,
state and national. The third San Francisco
representative. Charles C. Moore, remained
in the hope of preventing an immediate
Should he fall, a long and bitter fight la
I-robable. and If both Sides carry out their
designs there will be two international ex
positions in California to celebrate the
opening of the Panama Canal. I.yman J.
Gage, formerly- Secretary of the Treasury,
was one of the .-onf^i ree.« from San Diego.
Controlled by Ex-Ambassador White,
His Brother and C. H. Grasty
• [By Masses* to Th* Tribune.]
Baltimore, Jan. 16.- Henry White, former
Ambassador to France, and Julian imVmif
tut.-, his brother, are interested with
Charles H. (Jraaty in the purchase of a
controlling interest in "The Baltimore
Sun," which was founded by A. S. Ahell
In 1836 and has been in the Abel! family
ever since.
Friction among tne heirs Is said to
have brought übout the saht The price
paid for th« controlling Interest Is reported
to hnvo been over |2.000,«X>, the building
and site being- valued at ovir SI.OiO.WO. Mr.
Grasty. In March, IOCS, sold Tli- Evening
News," of which he was managing owner.
to Frank A. Munsey for H.P00.000. The
bit--.-, and other wealthy EialthSJOrsaas
Were associated with ' him in the, owner
ship of that paper.* l ' * .*
In It? of New York.
.t+r**y ( It v and
la City of New York, Jeney City mod H«bofca»
Need of Organization to
Secure a Progressive
Governor Hughes will not -under any
circumstances be a candidate for re-"
election. This The Tribune is able ts>
announce positively. His political ad
versaries who are sitting up night* try
ing to devise some scheme to avoid the
necessity of supporting him a^aln for
Governor might as well save themselves
the trouble. Likewise, the believers in
his measures who are sitting back and
counting on his b^rn? dragged Into an
other contest for the sake of carrying
to completion such of his policies as the
present Legislature may not adorn.
would do well to realize this fact and
prepare themselves to carry on bis work.
This means that they must organize to
secure the nomination by the Republi
can party of some able man in sympathy
with the Governor's idea?. The con
stantly recurring suggestions that ho
must come to the rescue of the party
and appeals to him to reconsider his de
termination make it necessary that th«
finality of his decision should be dearly
understood. Only as they realize this
can the progressive elements of th« Re
publican party prepare to maintain his
policies and theirs, put themselves in
position to secure a suitable candidate
for Governor and carry the Republican
ticket to success next fall.
There is no possibility of a repetition
of the campaign of 190$. when Governor
Hughes reluctantly allowed himself to
be made a candidate. Nothing but a
sense of public duty not to retire from
a fight which he had undertaken then
led him to this step, and there is a limit
to the obligation of service from a man,
situated as he is. The Governor is not
wealthy, and he has a family to make
provision for. His friends say that h»
has spent each year of his term from
his private property as much as his sal
ary. This will amount to $40,000 in th»
four years, and it is not to be expected
that he should be willing to go on at
this rate for two years more at the very
time in his life when his earning capac
ity is greatest, and when at the practice
of law he might in a few years mak«
ample provision for those dependent
upon him.
The expense of living has increased
enormously "in recent years, and th«
cost of occupying .the Executive Man
sion, even in. the most modest fashion
befitting the dignity el the office, is
heavy. The Governor's friends do not
r , present him as taking th* position that
he has made a sacrifice in holding th»
office under these conditions — quite the
contrary. The Governor has clearly ex
pressed himself more than once as under
obligations for confidence shown and
honor conferred by the people, and h<»
has no patience with the idea that he
is "making a sacrifice.- Nevertheless.
whatever the privileges of the executive
office. and however highly the honor
may be appreciated, private obligation
cannot be indefinitely disregarded, and
the Governor is determined to return to
his law practice.
There are doubtless many pub:
spirited citizens who, would gladly raise
a fund to provide an ample future In
come for the Governor's family in order
to secure the continuance of Ms great
work for the people at Albany, If its ac
ceptance were possible. But all who
know Governor Hughes know that, how
ever free from private obligation such a
gift might leave him. he would not for
one instant consider such a thing.
It will be interesting to watch the
manoeuvres of the politicians when they
finally come to understand his position.
A few weeks ago Timothy L. Woodruff
announced that Governor Hughes could
have a renominatlon if he wanted it,
and a day or two later William Barnes.
jr.. emphasized that statement. Whether
this was an effort to put the Governor
"in a hole" or an indication of a readi
ness to be good is a subject for specula
tion. At any rate, they were not long
content to be thought really favorable to
the Governor's renomination, for a few
days after both began to talk of Theo
dore Roosevelt as a candidate for Gov
ernor, apparently in the hope of stirring
up an enthusiasm for the ex-President
as a foil to any popular movement which
might be started to force Governor
Hughes again into the campaign. The
popular response, however, did not seem
to be forthcoming, and there art- no in
dications that if : the Governor were will
ing to run again the people who have
come to admire his courage and effi
ciency would be diverted by a sugges
tion so clearly made less out of enthu
siasm for Mr. Roosevelt than from a de
sire to get the Governor out of the way.
It may be that the politicians*, when
they realize that the Governor will not
be in the field, will think it safe to re
peat the tactics of the last Legislature,
although recent declarations of the lead
ers have seemed to indicate an Intention
to adopt most of the Governor's ideas,
even the direct nominations, up to
a certain point. But they are likely,
also, la have the fact borne in upon them
that the popular confidence in Governor
Hughes anil his reform*, which makes
it so dangerous to resist them aaslwoaN
make it so impossible for them to refuse
him a ronominatlon if ho would take it.
would be equally troublesome aft an
other session of defiance, even if they
were able to nominate a man of their
own sort for Governor. They had the
control of the party machinery ii 190 S.
but did not dare to us« it against him.
an. l they may find next fall that their
only chance for success la In a candi
date standing squarely for the Hughe*
policies, and having the Governor's ac
tive support.
San Francisco. Jan. Id.— A coin counter
feiting outfit was seized yesterday by Secret
Service agents. The ■•mint" was well bar
ricaded, and officers made an entrance with
axes. Three arrested men gave their names
aa Michael Angelo, Sumu Dt Cola and
Samuel Arm v

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