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EDUCATION REPORT A TTKSD.i S( 'E LA RUE. Shows Yearly Increase of 47, 356 — Stale Colleges Discussed. Albany. Jan. 23.— The sixth annual re port of the Education Department will be transmitted to the Legislature to-morrow by \\ hitelaw Reid, chancellor of th© University of the State of New York, and Dr. Andrew S. Draper, Commissioner of Education. The extent of the work in the •chools of the state is shown in the follow ing statistical tables: ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOLS. Common elementary schools . . 1.2*4.729 Special elementary schools 1.320 Common hisrh schools 10. 983 Sp*Hs! his* schools 2..V41 Academies 42 802 Normal school* <">.4 4 Teachers' irainfnc classes an 4 schools.. 3,570 t,"nlrersities, <o!le£e» and professional school? R6.2R7 Special riicher institutions . 2.5&5 Private schools of all grades, exclusive of acaderrirs a* emmeratrd •taove, as ».hown by report* and host available Information (esttrru«.'ed» 225. Indian schools «esttmated) 870 Evening schools 132.410 Total 1.540.909 Ni MJ'.Ki: OF TEACHERS. Cemmoa elementary schools 37.152 fp^.-ial elementary schools *3 Common Ivch schools . 4.07S Special high schools 103 i«cademtea .-• I. « 0 Normal schools 2*4 Trachers' training classes and schools.. 211 VnlverslUe*. colleges and professional schools 4.231 Special higher Institutions 101 Indian schools 35 Evening school* 2. <19 Total M). 788 GRADUATES or SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND NfMBER RECEIVING DEGREE? FROM SCHCOLS INCLUDING GRADUATE DE PARTMENTS OK UNIVERSITIES. HiEh schools Mg .Academies ... kg"; Normal set. l* . 7 M»« Training classes and schools • ' ♦**> Universities and colleges (arts course) .. I."!*" Theolopy -4 T*w ■»■ Education lfi ' Medicine 430 Dentistry / I*** Veterinary surgery so J+anr.acy • - 2°" Engineering and technology 619 ■ All ether higher Institution* fin dudhiff graduate departments of nalvcfsiUea 6<V? _ n — r- 4. i 1- TotaJ I* 1 - 03 ! NET VALVE OF PROPERTY. - % Common elementary schools $157.»11.0!>» Special elementary schools 2.335. 524 Common hlph schools 26.14fi.019 Special high schools in! *- ? ? 1 i Academies 20M3.8^S N«rmal schools 2.t55«.685 Universities, colleges arid profes ■tonal schools 112.W0.«>,6 Rl*<-ial higher Institutions - 8.538.646 Indian schools - 25.400 Total . ." f329.533.9Dl TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR TEAR tSCB-*4». Common elementary schools f47.146.722 93 Filial elem-ntary schools 433.. 56 63 Common hich schools 6,R1«.1«n 48 facial Msta schools ,!2niios- Academies • 3,580.110 87 Universities, colleges and profes sior.al rchool* .. 16.4.-.«.213 43 Special higher institutions 312. 135 SS Normal schools 471. £2 Training classes and schools 3W».f«>S .3 Indian schools 1*537 06 Evening schools 830.328 .4 Total »...........••■--••-■•••••••♦* 3S COMPARISQN OF FIGURES. Comparing the figures with the corre sponding ones for last year, the total at tendance increased 47.356, the number of teachers increased 1.688. the total number of graduates increased 2,087. the value of property increased $17,924,402 and the total expenditures increased 52,298.278. Comparing the figures with the corre sponding ones five' years ago, when the Education Department was organized, the attendance increased 190,065. the number of teachers increased 8.121. the graduates in creased 2.760, the value of school property Increased $105,809,363 and the total expendi tures increased $17.434,31917. Considerable space is given in the report to dM progress made in the establishment of vocational schools and the problems con nected with their further development, to which the Education Department is giving special attention. The law provides that vocational schools thai! be a part of the public school system, but that their work is not to be mingled or confused with the work of the other schools, and to this end the department provides three checks by which the dis tinctive character of vocational schools can be preserved: (1) State inspection by a spe cial agent; (2) requirement that shop teach ers shall be men and women with practical training and experience in the industries, and (3) book work organized in relation to shop work. New York City, Rochester (factory), Albany. Syracuse and Freevllle (George Junior Republic) already have sep arate buildings for these schools. Yonkers has (started its trade school, and Hudson, Schenectady. Lancaster, Buffalo, Rochester (vocational) and Gloversville have the in dustrial school organization in buildings used also for other purposes. There is ur gent need for evening trade and technical classes, and New York and Buffalo are now conducting them. On the -vs^ioie. the prospect for vocational schools is exceed ingly encouraging. COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL THEME, The "Special Theme"' of the Commis sioner of Education for the annual report is "New York Colleges and the State Sys tem of liiucation." His purpose is to Initiate a serious discussion of the fratcr r.al relations of the colleges to one an clher, and of their relations to the state and Its system of education. He reviews »'. some length the relations of the en dowed colleges to the Board of Regents from the creation of the board, in 1784, to the unification of the educational de partments, in 1904. He treats the genesis, history, functions and difficulties of the University of the State of New York, and concludes that the Regents have no power of control over courses of study, finances or other local details of chartered institu tions, at least until such educational in- BSjpstctty or fraud shall be manifest as to call for the exercise of the state's author ity over charters. Tbe Commissioner declares that, so far as the colleges of the state are concerned, two thing:- are exceedingly desirable: First, that there should be freer opportu nity to go to college, at least to the point of making sure that no deserving student i»- kept out because he dare not assume the charges for tuition; second, that the col lege influence should penetrate into the af fairs of the lower and middle schools and all the affairs of the people, without ho much reference to the special interests of each college or university. While f-;;yir^- frankly that he has reached no definite conclusions as to methods, be cause such conclusions ought not to be forme.l without full conference, he speaks of many suggestions that have been ad vanced to enlarge th* advantages of the colleges to Intending students and to the people. Hi- is, not at all averse to state »id for colleges OBJ tome basis which would be just to all and stimulating to education in general. He thinks that when this is accomplished it will have to be through the Board of Hec^nts and th« University of th* State of New York, because these arc the t-tate agencies in operation since the beginning of the state government and now fixed in the constitution of the Hate He declares that the real power of the University of th« Matt of New York must come from the. support which the "Had Very Good Results" THE Q'XZIL. TIRE AND PROTECTOR COMPANY, Henry K. Vaughan & Son. Eastern Mgrs , 320 Broadway, New York. January 21. 18X0. New York Tribune, New York ■ Gentlemen: We had our "ad" In your paper for teJegmen for the past we«ic and had very food remits. Kindt:' continue our "ad" a* per lnclosurc. Yours very truly, THE o'NEII. TIRE & PROTECTOR CO. colleges of the state give to it. and he urges- them .to be "strong enough,' tall enough and courageous enough to look above the getting of money and students for one institution, and strive to quicken all the educational activities of the state." OH KEPOUT. STATE LA Substantial Compliance with Law; Says Williams. Albany. Jan. 23.— The annual report of Commissioner of Labor John Williams will be pnsssrtM to the legislature to-morrow night. With the provisions of the lal>or law relating to public work Commissioner Williams states that there is substantial compliance. Fifty-one complaints of vio lation wore Investigated during the year, twenty-nine of which were sustained and action was taken to compel compliance with the statute. In referring to the semi-monthly pay law the report says that all railroads with in the state, with three or four excep tions, promptly have complied with the law. Prosecutions against those corpora tions which have not conformed to this law are now pending. During the year the medical inspector of factories ma-dc special investigations of the calico print industry, bakeries in the Borough of Manhattan and the pottery in dustry. In the calico print industry the danger to health from noxious gases, fumes and dust is pointed out, and recom mendation Is made that exhaust fans pow erful enough to remove all such dangers be installed. In regard to bakeries in the Borough of Manhattan, Commissioner Williams sums up the results of the jn ■vestigation in these words: "It would be well if we were in a position to examine every cellar bakery once a month. Estab lishments engaged in preparing essential articles of food should not be permitted to operate in defiance of the laws of health and decency." In the pottery industry the medical inspector advocates frequent phys ical examination of workmen, exhaust fans for removing dust and strict personal cleanliness on the part of employes. Commissioner Williams states that "the problem of child labor in the factories of this state is well in hand."' Not only has the number of violations of the child la bor law decreased, but the whole number of children employed is considerably less. A total of 10.415 children under sixteen were found at work in factories during 1909. Of this number 822, or 8 p"er cent, were em ployed contrary to law. Comparing this proportion with that of 1906, in which 27 per cent were illegally employed, the effect of the efforts of the department in enforcing the law is readily apparent. % During the year SS7 prosecutions were In stituted. Of this number 511 were brought by the Bureau of Factory Inspection and 376 by the Bureau of Mercantile Inspection. At the beginning of the year 1 S3 other cases in the Bureau of Factory- Inspection were ponding. In C 75 cases convictions were se cured and in 331 case fines to the amount of $7,270 were imposed. While as a rule the administration of justice in the lower courts of the state is fair and impartial, the work of certain magistrates is such as to seriously impair the efficiency of the de- % partment. Two offenders in this respect are especially noted. Judge Georgo.T. Davis, of Rome, and Justice John T. Brady, of Albany, the latter of whom has withheld judgment for more than a year in the case of a flagrant violation of the law. ALIENS FILL JAILS. Collins Wants U. S. to Main tain Foreign Prisoners. Albany, Jan. 23.— That the recent remark able increase in prison population in New York State is due largely to the influx of immigrarts into the state is the conclusion of C. V. Collins, superintendent of state prisons, who, in his annual report to the Legislature, suggests that the federal gov ernment, which permits these alien crimi nals to land on its shores, should assume the burden of maintaining them until they hays served thei/ sentences, when they should be deported and never allowed to return. A census of the 4,>20 prisoners in Sing Sing, Auburn and Clinton priions on Sep tember 30 last showed that 1,830 were na tives of New York Sts»te. 878 were natives of other states, 521 were foreign born but citi zens of the United States, while 1,091, or 25 per cent, were aliens. Without these aliens the 3,600 cells in the present prisons would afford ample quarters for Uie state's con victs. The report says: It is apparent to all that the interests of this country would best be served by the exclusion of this undesirable class of im migrants, who claim and receive the pro tection and benefits that our form of gov ernment affords but disregard our laws. If, however, they are to be permitted to enter our ports with no further restrictions than the present laws and system ot in spection imposes, is it just and equitable that the individual states in winch they may chance to locate and who are power less to exclude or deport them should be obliged to bear the expense of maintaining these criminal aliens in their penal institu tions, or that the discipline of such institu tions should be demoralized and reduced In effectiveness by their presence? They are a class by themselves. Our modern methods of penal administration and control do not fit them. They should be segregated -and treated as a dass, and it would seem only right that the federal government, which permits these alien criminals to land on its shores, should as sume, the burden of maintaining them when they are convicted of crime, and that it should provide prisons where they may be kept by themselves and where the sys tems of discipline, education and training shall be especially adapted to apply to this distinctive class of prisoners. When they Lave served their terms they should be de ported and ne\T allowed to return here. As 59 per cent of the alien prisoners now In our prison*- are unmarried and less than 50 per cent of the married men have wives or children in the United States, the claim that a man should not be deported leaving a helpless family here would apply to only few of the present alien prison population. Tt may be urged that state p'-isoners can not be "legally detained in federal srisons. Until recently, :ind to some extant itill. United States prisoners were kept in the renal institutions r.f nearly all of the in dividual states. Only brief, simple laws W r- r e required to lep-aliz-' thi? praotwe. and it would seem that similar laws would per mit state prisoners to be confined in fed eral prisons. Superintendent Collins points out that ■while natives of thirty-three countries were represented In the alien population, 73 per cent of th" whole number were from Aus tria. Germany. Italy and Russia. Italy con tributing the greatest number. 43 per cent. "It is a' fact worthy of note," hays the superintendent, "that among the nineteen condemned prisoners there was no natural ized citizen of the United States, nor do the prison records show that a naturalized citizen has been executed in this state since th© electrical execution law took effect. In 1889. The total number of executions dur ing this period was 117." Superintendent Collins calls attention to the non-enforcement of the law enacted in 1907 which provides that persons convicted of felony for the fourth time shall be sen tenced for life. The proviso is made, how ever, that aft<-r serving a period of time equal to the. maximum penalty prescribed for the offence of which he is convicted, less the usual commutation for good be havior, the convict may he paroled. He cannot, however, be discharged. During the two years the law has been in force the superintendent says only three prisoners sentenced under Its provisions have been received at the prisons, but dur ing the last year 10." prisoners were re ceived who should have been so sentenced. OSBOfiNE MAY HEAD LEAGUE. State Democrats to Meet for Organiza tion on Thursday. Albany.'Jan. 23. — general committee •of the Democratic League of the state will meet here for organization on Thursday of this week, when it is expected Thomas M. Oeborne, of Auburn, chairman of the ex ecutive committee of the organization, will be elected to head the state organization. Invitations have been sent to all those who took part in the Saratoga conference, where the league was organized. A feature of the meeting will be. the re port of the special committee, of which Edward M. Sheyard Is chairman, and which NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY, JANUARY 24. 1!>1O. was appointed to draft measures for intro duction in the Legislature, on ballot and di rect primary reform and home rule f of municipalities. Democratic mayors of twenty-nine cities Of the state have been in vlted to attend an informal reception to be given in their honor at the Ten Eyck Hotel in the evening. Many acceptances have been received. Neither William J. Conners, chairman of the Democratic. State Committee, nor Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany leader, has been invited. ALBANY EXPECT AST. Legislation Awaits A lids-Con ger Investigation. Albany, Jan. 23. — Legislative activity, so far as the Senate is concerned, has been abruptly halted by the grave accusations made by Senator Conger, of Tompkln?, against the Integrity of Senator Allds. the Republican majority leader, the proposed investigation of which promises interest ing developments in the week to come. The Senate has decided to conduct the investigation as a whole and in the open, but the method of procedure has yet to be adopted. .Senators Brackett, Meade and Grady, who were appointed a committee to submit a plan of procedure to the Sen ate en Tuesday, will meet again before the session on Monday evening to discuss the best means of probirvg ihe charges. If their suggestions are adopted it 1b ex pected that the investigation will get un der way at once, to the exclusion of all other business, and thaf it will be carried on by counsel for the accused man and the accuser, with Lieutenant Governor White presiding and the Senate as judges. Some Assembly committees will get down t' business this week and brief daily cal endars may be expected. I T ntll the Allds- Conger episode has been investigated, how ever, the members of the lower house will find the Senate proceedings more interest ing: than the daily grind of committee work and the legislative output is expected to be correspondingly meagre. The Assembly may contribute a chapter to the country wide c.ajnpaign against the high prices of meat on Monday evening if Assemblyman Murray urges consideration of his resolution introduced last week, pro viding that the Legislature request the Attorney General of the United States and the Attorney General of New York to in vestignte the operations of the so-called beef trust with a. view to restraining its alleged illegal activities. The minority leader, Mr. Frisbie, is also expected to push his resolution providing for a legislative investigation of the in creased cost of Jiving with a view to sug gesting: remedial legislation. BATTLESHIPS SHOW SPEED. Six of Schroeder's Fleet Exceed the Designed Limit. Washington, Jan. 23. — Six battleships of the American fleet at Gufmtanamo, in com mand of Rear Admiral Schroeder, exceed ed the designed speed during full power steaming trials the last week. They in cluded the Connecticut, the Minnesota, the Kansas, the New Hampshire, the Idaho and the Mississippi. These trials are features of the evolutions of the fleet in its winter practice. The information came in a wireless dispatch, undated, to Secre tary Meyer to-day. It says: "During the last week the fleet complet ed standardization and held four-hour full-power trials. In power trials yester day the Connecticut exceeded designed speed by more than one knot, and the Minnesota, the Kansas and the New Hampshire by more than three-quaTters of a knot. In full-power trials to-day the Idaho and the Mississippi exceeded de signed speed, but all official reports have not been received. The personnel is in good spirits over the results of full-power trials." PLANS THREE- TRACK LINE. Lackawanna May Build Road Between Montclair and Ampere. Montclair, N. J., Jan. 23 (Special).— The Lackawanna Railroad Company, it is an nounced, contemplates the construction of a three-track line from Ampere to Mont clair. new stations at Watsessing and Bloomfield and a new terminal and the complete re-arrangement of the tracks in Montclair. The total cost of the improve ments planned by the railroad company will probably exceed $2,000,000, and it is asserted that the railroad company stands ready to begin this undertaking as soon as co-operation can be obtained either through municipal or state action. The proposed changes on the Montclair branch will result in the elimination of all but three of the grade crossings between Newark and Montclair. It is intended to depress the tracks passing under Arlington avenue, under the Orange branch of the Erie Railroad and under Watsessing ave nue. The third track between Ampere and Montclair would he used for eastbound ex press service In the morning and west bound at night. NEW COMET PHOTOGRAPHED. Professor Pickering Secures Seven Ex cellent Pictures at Harvard. [Ey Telegraph to The Tribune.) Boston, Jan. 23. — Professor Edward C. Pickering and his assistants at the Har vard observatory had their first chance to night to make careful observations of the new comet in the western sky. Seven ex oellent photographs of the vistor were made, and will be followed by others so long as the comet remains in sight. This was the second observation which Professor Picker ing has made of the comet which has caused so much Interest among scientists, and he stated to-night that he is convinced i' is ;mi entirely new one. It Is classified at Harvard as Comet A 1910. The new comet created a great deal of attention all over New England to-night, as it was plainly visible at sunset, outshin ing Venus in brilliancy. Professor Picker ing says that it is now visible all over the United States and Europe. "It should be looked for," he said, "in the western sky just above the .^ettinß sun about 4:4,'. p. m." BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS. DISCONTINUING The Retail Book Business Excepting the Rare Book Department BOOKS OF ALL KINDS AT CLOSING OUT PRICES Until removal to their new building, Fourth Avenue and 30th Street, Spe cially low prices will be made on Rare Eooks and Autographs. DODD,MEAD&CO. Fifth Avenue and 35th Street NOW WHITE'S BLACK DID DICKS MOl'RSf Ito'sun Sails They Didn't, but Ah Suey Fong Disagrees. The British freighter Ghazee. (TOM Yoko hama, Homp Kong and other Oriental ports, got Jn yesterday with eight ducks. Mh had other things aboard, such as hu man hair, firecrackers and bronze gods, but this inanimate cargo caused no trouble, whatever. It was the ducks that had BsMs. the skipper worry ever since the Ghazee cleared the Red Sea. and if Ah Suey Fong, thtf keeper of the quacking f.iwls. gets back to China with his mind intact he will sur prise the ship's officers. Some time last .lulv a wealthy amateur poultry breeder of Long Island stumbled on the idea that a white Chinese drake and an American duck might becomo the parents Of a wonderful duckling. He believed in the future of China and the open door policy and lowered the gate el his duck pond to the white ducks of China. In fact, he invited a party of 240 Chinese r)unek«rs to take up their abode Rt the. duck farm on Long Island. They accepted the Invitation through their Chinese mas ter and a reasonable price was paid for their transportation. It fell to the lot of the Ghazee tr» bring them here, via Singa pore, Port Said and Algiers. The white feathered tribe from Hong Kong enjoyed the trip and thrived under the care of Ah Suey Fong until the duck transport poked her nose into the Strait of Rabel-Mandeb, and then the curses of the bronze gods in the hold fell heavily upon them. Ah Suey Fong came up on fleck after they had entered the Red Sea with five of the white, quackers dead in his arms. He laid them on the after deck and wept. When the boatswain came along and want ed to know what the deuce he was doing, the keeper of the sacred birds replied that a plague had fallen upon the lot. "Alle samec dlucks, heap sickee,'' he said. "Rig joss in China he alle samee no like glood dlucks go to Mellika. Me heap think alle dlucks die chop chop like that." "Out of this, Suey," said the boatswain, "ye didn't think the whole batch was goin' to live, did ye?" Suey went below and cared for his charges without more ado, but when the Ghazee got by Cairo only eight of the 240 ducks were alive. The skipper was anxious to get some of the imported fowls here alive, and gave the eight survivors his personal attention. But ■when the freighter was passing through Gibraltar every one on board was horrified to find the snow white survivors turning Hack. Here and there were black feathers apparent, on the wings of some and on the breasts of others, and from that time until the Ghazee came off the Hook yesterday Ah Suey Fong could not be induced to come on deck. He shouted up through the dark hatch way to the mate that the eight surviving ducks were growing black feathers as mourning for those that died, but the mate allowed that '"some wise Chink duck dealer had bleached em white." It was either that, the mate thought, or long Oriental fingers had plucked the black feathers before the ducks were shipped. The Ghazee's mani fest shows that she received twenty dozen pure white ducks at Hong Kong, and If black feathers grew in transit it waa no fault of the duck dealer in Hong Kong. PRINT CLOTH MARKET REVIEW. Downward Tendency of Cotton Kept Some Buyers from Purchasing. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Fall River, Mass., Jan. 23. — There was quiet trading in the print cloth market last week, and the total salea are estimated be tween sixty thousand and eighty thousand pieces. The continued downward tendency of cotton kept buyers out of the market to a great extent, and the amount of trading was limited and was confined to piecing out needs. Some buyers have asked for concessions, contending that inasmuch as cotton has dropped appreciably lower prices should be named on goods, but the manufacturers declare that for several months past cotton has ruled unusually high, and at a time when mills ordinarily purchased their sup ply abnormal prices were asked. Conse quently the customary supplies were not purchased, nnd this had the effect of com pelling mills to purchase high price cotton when they were in need. In many cases the mills have not their necessary consign ment of cotton, and it may happen that cotton will have to be bought at a high figure, which will prevent cloth values from going lower. On certain lots of spot goods concessions have been made, but on staple goods full prices are being demanded. The weekly output of the medium grades mills in this city amounts to about 260,000 pieces, so it can be seen that, with the sales for last week amounting to only 60,000 pieces, there Is a surplus of goods on hand In this market, although just as soon as brisk trading sets in this extra amount of goods will be sold. The bulk of last week's trading consisted of twills, sateens, narrow goods and a few wide goods. The cloth quotations: 28-inch, 64x645, 4Vi cents a yard; 28-inch, 64x605, 4 cents; 27-inch, 64x 60s, 3% cents; 27-Inch, 66x'>6s, 3»i cents; 38Uj-inch, 64x645, 6 cents; 39-lnch, 6Sx72s, 616 cents. NO TRACE OF BANDITS. Supposed Clew to Missouri Train Rob bers Proves False. St._l,ouis, Jan. 23. —Two hundred deputies scoured at. l^ouls to-day for the men who held up a Missouri Pacific train near Eu reka, Mo., Friday night, but the posses re turned to this city to-night empty handed. A clew given the officials last night by a Kirl supposed to be a sweetheart of one of the robbers proved to be false. The sup posed rendezvous was surrounded early tht.s morning, but no trace of the bandits was found. It is now believed the men are hiding In St. Louis or have escaped Into .Illinois. BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS. TAKISG OVT DEAD. Additional Bodies Recovered from Canadian Wreck. Nairn, tint . Jan. 23. -Trie icebound Spanish River to-day began to give up its dead. The first class car, SON "f tIM four of the Canadian Pacific* passenger train which took the plunge down the embank ment on Friday afternoon, was r;r' c ccl above the surface of the river this after noon. With one end suspended by heavy cables from the bridge above nixi the other end resting on the bank, workmen crept into the wrecked interior and brought out sev eral bodies. The forward part of the coach was badly demolished from contact with the ire and the river bottom, and it is not unlikely that some bodies have floated away in the swift current of the river. Fourteen bodies were recovered to-day, kins: •! list of dead whose names are known of twenty-five in addition to four unidentified women and children whose todies were taken from the first class •coach to-day. Besides these twenty-nine. it is supposed that a score of bodies will if found in the- tourist car, and an unknown number were burned to ashes with the second class car. The railroad officials brought additional wrecking equipment to the Spanish River Bridge late on Saturday. The ice directly under the bridge was broken to-day and a diver was sent down. He. located both the first class car and the tourist car, which disappeared from view on Saturday. Oper ating the big cranes from the bridge proved extremely difficult and it was found neces sary to drop tho first class car back into the river after it had been partly raised. Before doing so men were sent into it to secure what bodies were accessible, to pre vent the possibility of their being carried away in the current. IDENTIFIES SUICIDE'S BODY. Man Who Shot Brooklyn Jeweller Was Real Estate Promoter. TV. ( 'harles E. Denison, of N'n. 68 West 71st street, visited the Brooklyn morgue yesterday and identified the body of the man who, on Thursday, sandbagged and shot Frederick Boettcher, a jeweller, of No. 85 Myrtle avenue, as that of Vincent \V. Vander Weyde, tl& only son of Mrs. Van der Weyde, of No. 415 West 115 th street. The man swallowed carbolic acid after be ing cornered by a crowd. Dr. Denison said last night that there was no doubt about the identification being correct, for he had known the young man for many years. "When Vincent left his mother's apartment on Thursday morning," said Dr Denison, "she fully expected him home that night. While reading th* pa pers on Saturday she noted that the initials on the necktie fastener were said |S be "V. AY. V.' Fearing that it might be her son, she asked me to visit the morgue and find out. This I did, finding it was too true. "Vander Weyde called at my office on the day before Christmas and I gave him a prescription for a headache- which he said was continuous. I have always considered him erratic, but I should not say that he was insane. His father, who is dead, was also of a peculiar disposition. I cannot understand why he should have done what he- did. His business, I believe, was the promoting of real estate In New Jersey." GOVERNOR WON'T INTERFERE. No Help for Philadelphia Carmen from This Source. Philadelphia, Jan. 23.— Governor Stuart, who was visited at his home here to-day by a delegation of labor leaders, and re quested by them to use his influence to ad just the carmen's grievances with the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company, re fused to interfere in the controversy. He informed the delegation that his position would not enable him to take any steps whatever in the matter. Ihe Central Labor L'nion held a long and largely attended executive session to-day, at which the grievances of the trolley men were discussed and a resolution pledging the moral and financial support of the vari ous unions to the carmen was adopted. C. O. Pratt, national organizer of the car men's union, addressed a meeting of motor men and conductors to-night, advising them to have patience, asserting that means might yet be found by which the threatened strike could be averted. DR. PEASE HAS SMOKER ARRESTED Dr. Charles Pease, of No. 101 West 72d street, a persistent crusader against the tarrying of lighted cigars and cigarettes into the stations on the subway, caused the arrest of Lacey Demoss, of No. 106 West 90th street, on the platform of the 72d street subway station last night. De moss was about to board a train, when Dr. Pease noticed that he carried a lighted cigarette in his hand. He summoned Spe cial Patrolman McCartney, who arrested Demoss and took him to the West 68th street station house. A friend gave ball for his appearance in court to-day. A Limited Number of Chickering Upright Pianos To Sell at $395 These are new pianos that came direct to our Galleries from the factory. They are perfect Chickerings and are in beautiful ma hogany cases. We do not remember ever having seen more attractive pianos—yet the factory is going to change the style of the case designs. For that reason we got all of the former models to sell at $395, instead of $500. Selling begins today in the regular Piano Gallery, First Gallery, New Building, and continues until this lot is disposed oi Terms of Payment to Suit Your Convenience A small first payment— the balance to be met on easy terms— anything within reason. JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co.. Broadway. Fourth aye., E.ghth to Tenth streets. EXPECT LIGHT FIXE. Liner's Visit to San Francisco Awaited with Interest. Th- proposal of the Hamburg-American Line to send the Pteam««hip Cleveland into Pan Francisco with a large passenger com plement of tourists taken on at this port and pay a fine, of fl.ono for so doing has caused unusual Interest In steamship circles In this city. It is generally believed among steamship men that while the government la living up to the letter of the law In con tending that the Cleveland, which Is on a world cruise. Is violating the coastwise steamship law. the full fine of $2tt> for each of the 6TjO passengers on board the Cleve land will not be imposed upon t!ie line. The tour of the Cleveland, which Is under the direction of Frank P. Clark, was origi nally planned for the White Star liner Ara bic, which Is now on a cruise to the + ■ vant. The proposal to stop at San Fran cisco was In the original Itinerary, and th* possibility of being fined for a violation of the coastwise steamship act. it Is said, was not anticipated. The trip of the Cleveland Is the first round the world cruise ever made- on one steamship, and the action of the government toward the Hamburg- American Line will be watched with Inter est by steamship officials. An Instance of a steamship violating the coastwise law came up several years ago, when a Japanese liner took a passenger from Hawaii to San Francisco. The com pany was fined $200 but the fine was re mitted later. It was said yesterday by a steamship man that the government seldom Imposed a fine In full on foreign steamships. It was customary, he said, to fix- a nominal fine and settle the matter amicably in the courts. It is said that the, government in imposing a fine, of SI ,OOO upon the line- for the entrance of the Cleveland Into San Fianclsco has modified the full amount of $200 for each passenger, and that if th« company loses its suit in contesting th« fine, the amount of $1,000 Is all that will be collected. CHURCH COMPLETES BIG FUND. Greenwich Rector Announces to Con gregation Raising of $87,000. [By Telegraph to The Tribune ] Greenwich. Conn., Jan. 23.— The Rev. M. George Thompson announced to his congre gation in Christ Church to-day that the JsT.dOO necessary for the furnishing of the new $100,000 church which is in course of construction, and for the building of a new parish house and rectory, had been raised. He said that George F. Domlnick, a New York banker, who Is a member of the church, gave 137,000; David M. Look and others subscribed $25,000. while the rector's aid society collected $11,000. Mr. Dominick on October 27 last mad* an offer to give $37,000 if before January 20 the parish 6hould rais^ $49,000. Few be lieved it would be possible for the parish to do this, It being thought the parish had been taxed to its utmost to raise the $100. 000 that had been required for the building of the church. But George Rowiand, chair man of the committee, nevertheless waa able to-day to lay notes representing $St>, 000 on the altar of the church. LAST OF THE GOULDS IN U. P. Old Pacific Express Company To Bo Succeeded by the American. [By Telejrranh to Th« Tribune.] Omaha. Jan. 23.— The last vestige of the old Jay Gould regime in Union Pacific Rail road affairs will disappear shortly, when the Pacific Express Company, which has long operated over the Union Pacific, will give way to the American Kxpreas Com pany. Arrangements are now being made for the transfer. When Jay Gould was the controlling power in Union Pacific he organized the Pacific Express Company and made a long time contract between the two corpora tions. The Goulds lost the Union Pacific, but retained control of the express busi ness of the system through the Pacific Ex press. DUFFY IN POLICE COURT. Youth Gaynor Championed Held on Charge of Disorderly Conduct. George B. Duffy, who once had Mayor Gaynor for his champion, was arraigned be fore Magistrate John Naumer in the Myrtle avenue police court. Brooklyn, yesterday and held in $300 bail for a hearing next Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct in a saloon last Saturday night. Duffy was bailed out by his father after his arrest on Saturday night, when he was taken to the Classon avenue police station. It was the second time that he had been arrested since General Bingham lost the Police Commissionership through him. After the first arrest the police sent Duffy away without haling him to court. This was late New Tear's Eve. It was charged that he slapped a woman as she left her cab to enter a restaurant on Flatbush ave nue, near F*ulton street. NEW UTILITIES LAW EXPECT KEEK FIGHT. Bill Calling for Commission To Be Introduced. [From the n**uUr Corr»"pnnd»nt of Th»Trthua» t Trenton. N. J.. Jan. 23— With th* intro* ductlon of tho Pierce nubile nttlltl» comm ission bill in the House to-morrow niaka th«» fight for the. carrying out of the one n-. fulfilled plank in th» Republican platform of 1907 will have begun. That th» fronts** for the adoption of this legislation will t>* keen has already be*n r->re*hartr>we«l, hnSj with a new governor to be elected next fan_ the opposition, which has so succew«fnlty prevented the passage o* any such bill fop the last two years shows signs of weaken- Ing. Not alone Is the election of a Governor at stake, but the election of a United State* Senator and a state Controller as w»ll. . That the demand for the enactment off such a law has been felt by many of tkoj legislators was shown by th« positive state-" ments of a number of Assemblymen and) Senators last week, all rorkribbed regu lars. When aulzzed un public utilities lejjt*. lation they unhesitatingly' said that the/ would take part in a caucus where a spa* cific utility bill would be brought up, tot under no circumstances would they go tnt* a caucus when the ouestlon involved « a * whether or not any utilities bill should be> passed. The Governor, of course, will be in tin thick of the battle for a utilities commis «ion. and will be found fighting even hard er than ever for its adoption. It was only after the hardest kind of a fight that th* Governor has compelled the bosses to 11, « up to the rest of the pledges that wer* made to the people two years ago. and, un less well Informed persona ar.- astray, tlrta* the last year of his term, will see th» en actment of a public utilities law. The Governor has a large number of ap. polntments to make, and it Is probabls that many of them will be sent to the Sen ate to-morrow night — at least the judicial ones and, of course, the ad interim ap pointments made by him after the last" legislative adjournment. Among these are twenty-one members of county tax boards and the pilotage commissioners. Ther» has been much guessing as to what will to the fate of David Balrd, but the Governor has kept his own counsel. He may, though, take some action on it to-morrow. It is not probable that the income tax amendment will be sent to the Legislature until a week from to-morrow night. A message from the Governor will ajcess** pany it. but he has given no Inkling 08 what he will say EXPLOSION VICTIM DIES Coroner to Try and Determine Cans* of Paterson Catastrophe. Paterson, N. J . Jan. 23 (Spe. ial>.— ihartas; Van Hounden, the most seriously injure* among the victims of the explosion on FH day night at th* Edison electric light plant. died this morning at St. Josephs H"spitai The death of Van Hounden will lead to a coroner's inauest to determine the causs and responsibility for the explosion. The generally accepted theory Is that the) explosion, which blew up four boilers. or|s>» natM in one of the bie economizers, % series of coils of pip© used for generating, but the cause of the explosion has not been ascertained. M^n have been working night ar.d day at the Edison plant installing- boilers to b« used temporarily to supply Paterson aae) Papsalc with all the light and powes needed. WENT TO INDIA AS A BRIDB. Relatives May Petition King to Brinf Back Body of American. Corunna. Mich, Jan. 23. — Relatives feem of Mrs. William H. Hawkins, who died tn India two weeks ago. have been infonase) by the British Consul in Chicago that tt may require a special order from King E*» ward to ship Mrs. Hawkins's body to he? old home here. The laws of India ar« said to prohibit the shipping of any dead bodies out of that country. Mrs. Hawkins went to India as a bride, her husband being a dentist theiv 9kt family will try to obtain the assistance of the two Senators from Michigan in order to get the necessary permit to have ti*e body sent home. RUTGERS GRADUATES ORGANIZE. To further thw Interests of Rutgers Col lege, a "graduates' committee" has been formed, with headquarters in New York City. The special matter In hand at the present time is the raising of funds for th« erection of additional buildings and ii* development of the Neilson campus. A general committee of fifty has been organ ized, with I* F. Ix>ree. *77. president of th« Delaware & Hudson Company, as presi dent; L. W. Stotesbury. '90. secretary, and Charles B. Ludlow. 'So. treasurer, all of New York City.