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,1.r.» City and ,
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city s history.
jferrunj Drop* Almott to Zero
—Even ihc Polar Bears
Seek Wanner Quarters.
„ .. a cold lndecd lhat drIVCS! a
*' » far in search of ■ steam pipe
5S \, may make believe he is hiber
', _ c =uch a one rarely comes to New
'_*.... came yesterday, after a
J°T... th^»t in advance, and the coldest
■« v «-- - in -v. annals of the local
-tva'h"' Bureau was recorded The
' «,fld hoc ... good his promise that
.... bUStS *•*&* follow Candlemas
JS : arf the imense dry c^id of yester
daVloncd the credulous who had
-"o-ked - m to rr-CT-.-T their unseasonable
iZ He *ffl *~ hc!d in niorr spec*
TU mercory got down to - degrees
above «rro hen. In come places outside
the city, where the thermometer was
exposed to the northwest wind. It went
Jrtfl3 lower. It was a dry cold, such as
tie inhabitants of Canada and the
.. ..u., <• spp3* of with condescendirp
pride when referring to the humidity of
yew York, but for all its drynesa it was
ESBoyiag. Jt made the eyeballs hurt.
&c checks tingle and the ears— well, the
f6 r? were not annoying until they began
ir> thaw indoors.
But all this personal annoyance was
ss nothing compared with other dis
tressing effects of "the coldest February
7 ever." ._.•■, railroads, and
•.viT£ oiJy little remnants of snow on the
tracks whole systems were ed up and
trains deJayed for two Scours, in some
cases. Czz brakes wedged In ice packs
«fu«*a to work. 5» Itches were hard to
rpfrate and the general effect of the
rsfiden and extreme ccJd threw the rail
r*?.is a bit on in their normal (Jons.
• ;>r THE BR< >NX
It r en c°t so:tt» goats in The Bronx;
Fnme or the Angora kind that blissfully
■ r.rv the rags and the theatre posters
the blizzards usually blow their way.
TWs rsoord cold snap even got the goat
pf Ka.Tmcnd L.. Ditniars. curator of rep
t)*« at the New York Zoological
Gardens, in Th" Bronx.
■- ■ b goat is rd
t Annie,
plead }<■■?
ig foi i

■ ■ ■

bling through thr
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■ •

■■ ■ ■
•So much for The Bronx, li was an
"tier story further south ,tih3 beyond
•*■? Batterj-. where State'n Island was
completely fr-'Zf-n tight. The only seni
h:snc? «'f life sn tliat section was when
:hr nranicipal ferrjboats took «-n and
jarded thte courageous dared travel
'■' tbe p .r;-. The quarters of Dr. Doty,
"■' Krs ; ii; Ofllcer. showed activity, for
incoming efcips hac* t* l be inspected and
tat cctterß puffins in ar.d out of Quaran
»ia« ifarongh the ice floes showed that
Ifland v.as not literally d^ad.
Tie men who patr<'i ihe l»<?at'p.cs in
»mcr and suiranor a!ik«> at the various
lifisavinig stations along the coast had
-•■ hard Watch yesterday and the day be
'"' The northerly gale which blew
"swat ihr ■■ : ,i; -^^s worse along the
Uadi, ard ihe men who look for the
f-!iip«Tccked ha"l to shorten the time be
t»Tta TratcheE.
" r temperature varief} in different
I »mb in Iy«jn? Island, New Jersej- and
Cpnaectjorjt. Those exposed to the wind
mercaries registering from <> to 10
degrees' below zero, and cases of cx-
J"Crure ano accidents <iuf lo ihr cold
'"' reported in nearly ever>' village
r ' rj oaaflet. Fo-^r men and one woman
frr tii; r n to local hOFpitals.
Mr. and Mrs. William WeWon, of Glen
"'■<?, LL O u_ ] r ; ?r^ %»err pevercly in
yirnQ by the bur?tinc of a stove boiler.
tf pipe, v a(3 become trozen. snd when,
* fr? " ? '^ s stajted th 3 boiler exploded and
''-■ At. v'.>io..n snd his wife severely
**** the fceati and arms.
Miches; Geary. Bivty-flv«> yeanj-old, of
• ■* • J •• ''as found frozen 10 death
r-rch of n )f Apavamis Club early
y'V'^ 3 "' Anr '' hrh ' r victim was Ryer C.
a rnin-^ school teacher.
1 • rron ' N*■ Hr ' wa? f*sund uncon
™»ib in iTark^t street, and died before
aid rn:jj4 reach him. While a
£W train of the Lackawanna ,■ d
8S runnins through PaWnion l>cfore
-J.;?ht yesterday. *; w . r-ilgo r . a
-•^man. v.as orerccme by the cold and
encoascioua from the top ,jf a b«,x
v-^ I*1 '* B ' Voun ?- c ' Hemnsteadj i^ong
„. **°» c no '-^ was ext^sed to zero
r«1 ' Stlfl a ft 'ty-mile S aie. made a
*Sr^* rffort to keep hiE hoTn " ttarln
Jy . X^ V f lh " intents of his sreenhouaes
'h* /,,^ n^ 1T "° :n " n shovelling coal into
'^rvVC 1 On "■ tiw T ««itJeth Cen
.J-mited. which usually g,. t , in fl , Jin
ior n Centra! were on time.
; .
;- '^ nish«t 20 degree, at 5 10
TUd for to-day. Th,- temperature o f
1 ""«»u«J „n Mttond llac<
* "■" ■^•^■"^cSPHafi^rfiMflSfihi'^^C^pßl [^^B^i(Hfl^^ixi^^%?'^3i^^S^*L^*^^^^3B^^iß3lHß^ffs^^^^^^^^^B^B^^Bp^HHl^^^ißP^S^^^^^^^^'
' :ilr and nnrmpr-
Tyco Yale Alumni Give ■>'.■"".-
000 for Laboratory.
»w Haven, Feb. 7.— professor Russell
H. Chitendeh, director of the scientific
school of Tale University, announced to
day a sift from George G. Mason, of
New York City, and William S. Mason,
of Evaristori. 111., both of the das? or
*SS in th.- 'scientific school, of $250.<K<
for a laboratory of mechanical engineer^
inc. The gift is made to the board of
trustees of the Sheffield Scientific School.
who will provide a suitable Bite for the
The building will be devoted solely
to an experimental laboratory of me
chanical engineering. li v. iii be known
as the Mason Laboratory of Mechanical
Engineering. and the architect of the
building will be Charles C. Haight. of
Now York City. Tt is hoped that con
struction of the building v ill be begun
by July 1.
Thr> sum given. £250.000, •' 111 include
initial equipment. Except the sifts of
Frederick W. Vanderbilt, of the class of
'76. this Is larger than any gift ever
made to the school by a graduate.
Girl Who Went Over Niagara
Asked Forgiveness.
Niagara Falls, N. V.. Feb. 7. — A young
woman, thought to be Miss Beatrice R.
Snyder. of Buffalo, committed suicide
this afternoon by wading into the river
just above Prospect Point and going
over the American Fall?. As her body
was swept over the brink of the cataract
she turned her face toward her would
be rescuers . .nd smiled a farewell to
John Spalding. park patrolman, was
talking to Milton A. Parker, of White
Haven, Perm., when the young woman
lirsi appeared on the path leading to the
river bank. They paid little attention to
her until she began to run toward the
river. It was too late to intercept her.
"Without a moment's hesitation she
■waded into the stream. She turned once
bad smiled on the men who were calling
un her to stop, but continued to move
rapidly into deep water. In an instant
she «a« off her feet and went careening
toward the brink of the falls. As she
passed out of sight she was still smil
i 'ii the bank v.as found a handbag, and
in it was this note: "Mamma and papa —
May you both give me for bringing
thi? awful disgrace upon you in these
\ears of your life. Also may our
Heavenly Father forgive all my sins.
But 1 have been very good, thank God.
You will find a slip for the money under
your dresser scarf. With my heart full
of love for all your kindness and tender
love, good by. Lovingly, Beatrice."
There was a card in ..he purse bearing
the name Beatrice R. Enyder.
With the lower river jammed with ice
and the jam increasing hourly, there is
iittle hope that the body ever will be re
Miss Snydcr was chief clerk in a Buf
falo tea store. Sb€ had been dejected
MP<e the death "of her fiance, George V.
Meyers. They were to have been mar
ried in a few months. She worked this
Photograph of alley's Said to
Shore Bands of Poison.
I Dy TclPsraph to The Triburr-.]
Boston. Feb. 7.— Although the astron
omers at the Harvard Observatory have
not yet made a photographic spectrum of
Halley's comet, which is rapidly ap
proaching the etirth. a telegram received
there to-day from the Yerkes Observ
atory states that spectra of the comet
obtained by the director and his assist -
ant show very prominent cyanogen
perhapi th< d ; . ■
of its potassium
.. • • . •• .-.] to the tongue being suffi
- .... ■ . i death. In tiv un
bluish par. very sim
ilar in its cl behavior to chlorine
; : -r; . -•■ • poisonous. It Is chaxac
- to that of al
■ Th« ■ anogen is pr<
t has beei immunicated to
, •■ distinguished
French =ci«?nti L and niany other as
n< r .. h ,<r\ , msii B i great deal
. • probabl< " n
• ■ - through th«
Will Sail To-day for Abroad
with Bride.
[Xv T'ITT-aTh to Tn- Trlbun-.]
Boston. Feb. 7.— When rh«» CunaT liner
Iveraia ,=ails down Boston Harbor to-mor
r ,.w morning among other cabin passen
gers aboard will be John L.. Sullivan, for
iiier heavyweight champion ■■■ the world.
mA his bride, who until 5 o'-lock this aftT
rioon wa? Miss Catherine Harkins. of Ro:t
1,-uy v . a o'clock they were married in
the^paxlor of ih«~ Parker Houio by Judge
To-night the former idol of the ring and
his brid* occupy the bridal suite ■ »rd th«
Hn«r .Sullivan refused to be seei', but it
CMI , be -aid that lie is somewhat chagrined
that his plans for a quiet marriage and a
auiet getaway have fallen through
'LMtes^HarklnS and John '■ Sullivan *ero
... in Boston and early
became .■■••■•■■ but when
Sulllvkn tooh UP a pu« »H,tic career against
h , T Kish«i the friendship was broken. , A
£w years ago. when the former champion
"™Watened with Mind,™, the „„,-
.■ i.ie „u\ friend was aroused, ami
Stti to have 'nun*. I him back to
, uh * a'vorce from his firirt
I; S,U „.. „,,„,, culminated I. wi,,,
S2 Harkins. whh* c^inatcd in ti|eir
"^^So^SS^. owing ... the ;b.; b .
J " fl ' . „- Catholic ChunD. Of which
C '"ulUvau is a member, to functioning
iJW of a divorced person were
I'" rT^Se by the coup* ,!,.. in the
brushed aside ft^ ,„„,., fed ,, y
abf-T-nce of a. hi«i
-* 1 '
a justic oi '"' '
I.VO 7.-l-»avi.l it. Francis, for
gt. J> JlJ '-- , jc Qo'verhor •>( Missouri, and
i Iv'w '.'.'.'".Ttioiicd to national conventions a«
■ ,1 ,iiHl possibility, formally an
. ... p^sidenU^^^ fo, -i,, part; non(
| nounced »'t^ „. il|o , atei Berialor
iu^n/u-nc. i:o,,ub.i,an, i.-w.U,
Interborough Manager Give
Figures to Prove If if
P. S. C. Hearing.
Hanging to a sirap must be taken out
of the list of necessities and put into a
category of luxuries— luxuries, which th*»
average New Yorker, particularly he
who travels in the non-rush hours on the
subway, will not deny himself. According
to the testimony of Frank Hed'ley. vice
president and general manager of the
Jnterborough Rapid Transit Company,
at the continuance of the hearing before
the Public Service Commission yester
Mr. Hedioy took the figures made by
the commission's inspectors, he said.
from which they testified last week tha.t
g0 per cent of the express trains leaving
the Grand Central Station in the non-rush
hour? southbound on January 23 had
staJiding passengers aboard, and testified
that in the period of that inspection,
which \>as a joint one made by the com
mission's Inspectors and the company's
engineers, there had been 94,000 seats
on express trains southbound from
Grand Central and only ti9.!><3o passen
No comment wa? rnado by the operat
ing head of the subway, but there stood
the 24.040 seats which those passengers
absolutely refused to use, and he testi
fied further that, upon a similar joint
inspection of local trains southbound at
the 28th street station, there had been
60 per cent more scats than passengers
In the cars.
The Inquiry into subway service, which
was hepun shortly after the trying ex
perience of President Shonts in a sub
way train became known, ran through
yesterday afternoon, enlivened by numer
ous sharp passages between Mr. Hed
ley and J. L. Quackenbush, counsel to
the Interborough, hhJ Chairman Willcox
and Commissioner Eustis, of the Public
Service Commission. The inquiry will be
resumed at •" o'clock on Friday.
Chairman Willcox was particularly
anxious to learn from Mr. Hedley
whether the speed control system in
stalled at ',t<ith street had really Increased
the carrying capacity of the subway to
the extent promised by Mr. Hedley when
the company applied for permission to
put in that improvement. Also, th«
chairman was interested in the question
of car equipment as related to the possi
bility of the company getting the ex
press service- below 00th street down to
the basis of a ninety-second headway, as
ordered by the commission and accepted
by the company last May.
.\t one point in the hearing yesterday
M' Hedley said that a ninety-second
headway was impossible, at l^ast impos
s ible on the basis of the commission's
order, but when it was pointed out to
him that he had testified previously that
th<- installation of the speed control sys
tem at 96th street would increase the
capacity oii per cent, he conceded that,
with side door enr? and leng-thencd plat
form the ninety-second headway might
; ,. . , !■>■><-■ possible.
"But you'll be lucky if you get a ninety
second headway;* it'll be.a de.vil of a job,"
he added.
■Ivt us forget the side doors and the
lengthened platforms," said the chair
man, "for a time, and t^ll us what per
centage of increased carrying capacity
1 1 ir- speed control gave. We hadn't or
dered Bide door? when you said the speed
control would increase the capacity 33
).<-r cent. You were fighting side doors."
"Bui I had the ?' ( !r doors in my mind.
even before this commission ■was cre
ated I i Legislature," r' tortcd Mr.
H< die: •
Chairman Willtox looked up in sur
prise "You kept it remarkably well
hidden, then," he commented slowly.
Finally Mr. Hedley admitted that if
station stops and side doors were cut
out. the speed control system would
yield 33 per cent Increase in capacity.
"That Is, it would if It wouldn't." said
Chairman Willcox, angrily. "1 want to
know what benefit the speed control sys
tem i" or was."
The Interborough general manager
finally put it at from four to five trains
an hour Increase, and added that with
out the .■=p- r< "d control system a ninety
second headway would never be pop
He stated then that th«» subway's pres
ent equipment was 823 cars, and that
lact May, in compliance with the com
iniseion's order, he had given orders for
additional car?. Altogether, 250 new side
Cn.ir cars were " '■ "d at that time, Mr.
Hedlev paid, or shortly thereafter,
though th" commission's order called for
only sixty-four additional cars
That, However, was based on Mr. H«»d
ley'n previous testimony that sixty-four
npf cars together with the addM side
door e<iuipmeh't by changing present
cars, woulo enable th€ company to give
a ninety second headway service south
of 96th sir. of mi th<- express tracks.
Commissioner Eustis had been doing
r ..me quiet figuring during this part of
the hearing, and lie wanted the witness
i.. toll then about the distribution of the
equipment, present and prospective, un
d"r the ninety second headway system
i he commissioner had figured out that
with the present equipment, plus sixty
fou'r cars, Mr. Ilcdlcy, according to his
r v.:i statement of the necesary number
of cars for the ninety second headway
yste;.->. could no-, operate at that speed.
Mr. Hedley looked over Commissioner
Eustis's liguresi
••pigures don'l lie.*" said the conimis
••Yours do.' retorted Mi Ifcdlpy,
"Prove it,' returned Commissioner
Enstis, sharply-
Mr. lied ley lost ° u{: '" the subsequent
•-vi imir.K ■':•• v '"' "he had to ' il " it that
n U estimate of 7*\S cars necessary on
ci press service on the basil of a ninety
sfcund Headway took no account of the
„.. Bary withdrawals to the shops to
repair ca ra and th« cars which would
!,., !,, be held in reserve on such a
headway tysteini uh ■-•■''' trains, to nil
ii» ii. mi ••! ''■■• >■■■ or uwridenta.
T^Tio resigns from the Department of Jus
tice to manage the Republican cam
paign in Ohio.
WUI Continue Prosecution
of Beef Packers.
Washington, Feb. 7.— After several
conferences at the White House to-dqy
■\Vade H. Ellis, of Ohio, resigned his
place, as assistant to th<> Attorney Gen
era] in the Department of Justice to ac
cept the chairmanship of the Repub
lican executive committee of Ohio and to
assume charge of the Ohio campaign this
Regarding the resignation of Mr. Ellis.
the following statement was given out
at the White House late to-day:
"Mr. Vorys, the member of the national
committee from Ohio; Mr. Walter Brown,
the chairman of the Republican State
Central Committee, and Mr. Henry A.
Williams, chairman of the Republican
State Executive Committee, have been
canvassing among the Republicans of
Ohio, to determine who should succeed
Mr. Williams upon the resignation which
he is obliged to tender.
"After a visit to Washington and full
conference with the Senators, the con
clusion was reached that the- man best
qualified to assume the' cares of the of
fice as chairman of the executive com
mittee at this time was Mr. Ellis, and
therefore the President was applied to
to consent to Mr. Ellis's resignation. from
his position as assistant to the Attorney
General, to take the duties of the chair
manship of the committee.
'•The. President was very .oath to
lose the services of Mr. Ellis irom th©
Department of Justice, where he is en
gaged in important work, but as Mr. El
lis was willing to make the sacrifice the
President did not feel that he could in
hist on retaining him."
The Ohio political situation has been
giving the President much concern and
has been the subject of a number of
conferences at the White House during:
the last few weeks. With the expected
renomination of Governor Harmon, the
Republican party faces a hard tight this
fall, and the President has been anxious
that factional trouble should be elimin
ated as much as possible. He believes
that Mr. Ellis will be able to do more
along that line than any one else who
could have been designated to take
charge of the coming campaign.
Mr. Ellis has been known as one of
the famous "trust busters" of the admin
istration, and at the present time was
engaged* in much important work. Mr.
Williams, whom he succeeds ay chairman
of the Republican state executive com
mittee, recently -was appointed a national
bank examiner of the Pittsburg-Cleve
land district, and is compelled to give
up his* political activities.
It was stated in the White House to
night that Mr. Ellis, despite his resigna
tion, will continue to represent the gov
ernment in its prosecution of the so
called Beef Trust. Mr Ellis has had
this matter in hand and ie so thoroughly
Identified with it that, the Attorney
General feels he should carry it through.
Mr. Ellis has consented to do this.
Senators Burton and Dick, of Ohio, had
a long conference with the President this
morning. Later in the day Senator Pick
returned to the White House accom
panied by Mr. Ellis and Walter Brown.
It was following their visit that Mr. El
lis announced his resignation and the
statement above was given out.
In a statement Issued to-night Mr.
Ellis says he wants it clearly under
stood that his resignation does not mean
that he "desires or expects to be a can
didate for any office whatever, either
row or late; nor. he adds, "will any in
fluence I may have be used for or against
any candidate for a Republican nomina
tion In Ohio, and I have no doubt such
nomination* will express the fair, free
choice of the Republicans of the state."
He declares that he hopes to have the
aid and co-operation of ali Republicans
in the state Senators Dick and Burton
also issued statements.
[By Telepriph to The Tribune.]
Cleveland, Feb. 7.— That President Taft
has decided to force harmony in the Re
publican party in Ohio is the meaning Ohio
tans se« In the announcement from Wash
ington to-night that Wade Ellis has re
signed as Assistant to the Attorney Gen
eral an*' will be elected chairman of the
Republican state executive committee next
Saturday at Dayton
The announcement followed conferences
In the White House since last Thursday, in
which Walter Brown, chairman of the State
Central Committee, Arthur I. Vorys. Presi
dent Taft's personal representative In the
last campaign; Henry Williams, present
state chairman, and Senators Burton and
Pick took part. President Taft is to be the
Issue In Ohio next fall, when a Governor
a nd an Assembly, are to be elected, the lat
ter to elect Senator Dick'e successor. Gov
ernor Harmon's defeat la tin; aim of the
effort" toward harmony. It i » conceded
il.al ho will I""- the Democratic Presiden
t '„ cAndidale ii lie wins Ohio .--sain
Had Been Put Away hjf Tall?/
Clerk — < i lids Ingu try
on To-dajf.
I B:- Tfi-c-a;.u to The Tribune ]
Albany, Feb. 7.— The record book of
the Assembly Internal Affair? Commit
tee for 1901, which could not be fcxmd
■when counsel for Senator Benn Conger,
In the Allds bribery case, desired to ob
tain data from it, has be<=n found It
reposes to-night in thr saf^ ol Ray B.
Smith, Clerk of the Assembly, who sa>s
he \m!l produce it whenever it is wanted.
This is the bo<->i< which would contain
detailed records of the history of the
Stevens and Bialby highway bills, which
are commonly believed to be the legisla
tion meant by Senator Conger in his
charges against Senator Allds. It was
found to-day lying Just where it ha?
been for a long time, according tr. tlr 1 -
Assembly clerk.
"A peculiar tiling- happened in con
nection with tli^ rinding of this book."
naid Mr. Smith. "After the stir was
started <-ver Us disappearance the night
watchman camp to me and said that the
night before he noticed lights in the As
sembly library. F never found out who
was in there at the time, but it was not
surprising, as many people about the
Capitol probably have keys to thr- room.
Any way. T directed that the room after
that be watched and that a search be
made for the book. The night watch
man was unable to find it in its proper
place, but to-day Dwight Goew?y, tally
clerk, unearthed it from a closet where
he himself had placed it several years
ago. merely as a backing for some later
books. I immediately had it placed in
my safe so as to have ii in case 1 am
subpoenaed to produce it at the Allds in
"These committee books are not pub
lic record?, and although we have made
n practice of keeping them it is not
necessary for us to do so. The only
thing that can be found in the book
which would be of any use in the In
vestigation which could not be found in
the Journal, which is- a public record, is
the way each member of the committee
voted on bill? while fn executive ses
sion. This, of course, is not supposed
to be made public. 1 have not looked
over the 1901 Internal Affairs book, but
do not believe that it could have been
tampered with, as Goewey say? that he
found it where he had put it himself. The
only purpose in tampering with it prob
ably would have been to change the vote
of a certain member of thr- committee
on a. certain bill."
The Senate to-morrow will begin its
inquiry into the truth or falsity of Sena
tor Conger's allegation of bribery. Strong
efforts will be made to confine thu-^ in
vestigaticn to this one specific question,
but already both sides to the controversy
ha-r- begun to bring in collateral issues,
and it is hard to see where lines will
be drawn. The Conger lawyers have
been ransacking the records of the For
est. Fish and Game Commission for ma
terial which they expect to use against
Senator All'is. The Allds lawyers have
dug up much information about indict
ments against various bridge companies
In which Senator Conger war interested.
The Senate, by a -vote, may limit tin
testimony as it choose*. Many of its
members to-night express the hope that
it w ill confine this investigation to the
Bpecific question of whether or not
Senator Allds demanded and took a
jl,ono bribe, but will take up in further
investigation? any 'luestion which may
seem necessary because of testimony in
this inquiry.
The session to-morrow probably will
be a sparring match between the law
yers for the two Senators. The Allds de
mand for a bill of particulars has not
been complied with yet. Senator Allds's
counsel probably will request the Senate
to order this bill of particulars filed,
which will mean a considerable delay.
The Conger lawyers are ready to go
ahead with their case. Senator Conger
i? understood to be ready to take the
stand. Under cross-examination he
could be asked to furnish all the mate
rial which the Allds lawyers asked in
that demand for a b>" of particulars,
and there then would be no delay. The
proceeding bids fair to be a spectacular
one. Already politicians and former
legislators are coming here to watch the
Not for years has the Senate met to
try one of it.'- members, as it will do to
morrow. In some respects this Allds-
Conger case Is unique in the state's his
tory, for never before has there been *
charge of bribery brought against a
member of either house of the Legislat
ure by a fellow member of that house.
Also both men were colleagues in th*
Assembly when the alleged bribe is said
to have been demanded and given.
The Senate, sitting as a committee of
the whole, virtually will be a court and
its members judges. Lieutenant Gov
ernor White will designate a Senator to
be chairman of the committee, and Sena
tor Davis:, the senior Republican, un
questionably will be chosen. Before this
tribunal Janes W. Osborne, Augustus
Van Wyck and David W. Van Hoeeen.
counsel for Senator Conger, will en
deavor to sustain his charge, that Sena
tor Allds received the $1,000 bribe for
failing to pTe?s to passage certain legis
lation. Martin W. Littleton. Lewis E.
Carr. Lewi? E. Griffith and Danforth {•;.
Ainsworth will take tip the Allds end of
the controversy.
H is somewhat peculiar that in this
affair, which Is bound to become im
portant in Republican politic*, <<!i of
Conger's counsel and one of AlUta'a
should be prominent Democrats. Messrs.
« t.rr, Ainaworth and Griffith are Repub
lican*, Ains\%<>rth being one of the wheel
horses of thr Barnes Albany County or
. uni.'iitioii. Be was counsel for Otto
Kelsey in the removal proceedings.
probably this Inquiry will t : ik •_ from
louiiuiii'it <>v fount) IMS*-
Reported Move to Give Island
to Greece.
London. Feb. 7.— A dispatch fro Con
stantinople to i London newg agency
says that the powers will propose that
Turkey sell Crete to Greece, a.«« the best
solution of the difficulty.
American Weds Niece of Eng
land's Lord Justice.
St. Louis. Feb..7.— Dora Eugenia
Moulton. of London. England, a niece of
Sir John Fletcher Moulton. Lord Justice
of England, was married to David A
Blanton. a St Louis commission mer
chant, in St. Peter's Episcopal Church
this afternoon.
Mr?. Blanton mci her husband here
three months ago. while making a tour
of the country with a brother. Mr. Blan
ton proposed the first day be met her
and was accepted the third day.
Appcndiv of Swedish Ruler
Successfully Removed.
Stockholm, Feb. 7. —Kin? Gostsve was
operated on to-night for appendicitis, and
it wa? officially reported that the opera
tion was a success.
Th" King had been suffering from con
tinual internal pains since early Siin
day evening, but it was not until tlr=
os-ening that the physicians diagnosed
the case as one of appendicitis. 1 .^uiring
an immediate operation.
The physicians Brst diagnosed the
King? Illness as catarrh of the stomach,
and the matter was taken with sneh lit
tle seriousness that several members <_f
the royal family attended a concert t'.iirf
evening. At \n o'clock they were all
summoned to return to the palace, w here
they were apprised of the physician?' in
tention to operate on hi? majesty
Tooting Fire Engines Frighten
Brooklyn Audience.
A panic markeu the op^ninc; of Brook-
Ij n "? newest theatre, the Liberty, at East
New York and Stone avenues, tost night,
when a fire broke out in an ice manu
facturing 1 plant owned by the American
Ice Company, directly acros? the street
The house was crowded, and as the Ore
apparatus drew up ir. front of t^e theatre
to the accompaniment of whittles and
the shout? of the firemen, the audience
r<^e as one portion and Started for thr
Many prominent politicians had accept
ed thu invitation of the manager. AI. H.
Woods, to be present at the ouening. and
cne Of them, Alderman Alexander S.
Drescher, rushed to the .stage, interrupt
ed an act that was in progress and
shouted to the panicstrkken audience
that ther<* was no danger. Those near
est him then returned to their :*eat>. and
thrir example was generally followed,
with the result that there wen no se
rious injuries.
Through the foresight of Patrolman
Ralph Hallweli. who discoverer! the tin.
the work of the riremen was made easy
and the blaze was soon under control.
After turning in an alarm Hallweli
rushed into the burning building and
turned off the ammonia values, so that
lhe firemen were not hampered in their
work by the danger of caseous fumes.
The origin of the fire is a. mystery.
Dalmores Held to $20jDOO Pen
alty in Conricd Contract.
Charles Dalmores, Oscar Hammer
st-?in"s leading French tenor at the Man
hattan Opera House, will have to pay
the Conried Metropolitan Opera Com
pany $2fXOOO because h» didn"t go over
io Broad v. ay from o4th street in 1907,
according to a contract with Heinrich
Conried. The contract was signed, it
wa? alleged, soon after Bonci deserted
Mr. Hammerstein.
Justice Bischoff, in the Supreme <"ourt.
yesterday held that Dalmores's contract
with Conried was a good one. and e:i
foreeabt- as to the penalty clause of
$20,000 r contained.
The defence '*a? th^t Dalmore? had
previously signed a contract with Mr.
Hammerstein. Deipbin M. D^lmas,
counsel for Harr^ Thaw in his first trial.
acted lor the tenor.
Death Penalty Follows Ram
page of Circus Beast.
[By T< > ;«Kr ! to Th^ Tribune.)
Evansville, Ind.. Feb. 7. — Mor© than
four thousand persons to-day saw the
execution of Fargo, a big female ele
phant belonging to the Xorris & Rowe
circus, now wintering here. The ele
phant went mad yesterday, and the
management of the circus decided to
execute her at 10 o'clock to-day.
The animal got loose from her keeper
Ht 7 o'clock, however, and, running
through the Fair Grounds, attacked
horses and other animals and badly in
jured several attendants. A panic en
rued. The attendants finally got Fargo
under control, and no time was lost in
putting the death sentence into effect.
"Tagged" Three Times by New Or
, leans Charity Workers.
JRy T f i,.i;r<p v ' t.i The Tribune.)
New Orleans, Feb. 7.— "Tag: your* it. '
cried a New Orleans girl to Mrs. Russell
Sago in Canal street to-day. Mr» Sage sub
mitted to having a tag tied to her muff, and
gave, her card to the girl, with instructions
to call at the St. Charles Hotel. This opera
tion was repeated three times, and then
Mrs.* Base took '" rover. When the three
charity workers sought her out later in the
day they wen each enriched by a check
for SCO.
Tug da] collections went to three chari
ties—public playgrounds, the Travellers'
Aid Society and Rest-Awhile, the summer
home, for working «i"!.-. Ml Sage will
leave New Orleans to-morrow for CaaV
In Cttj of y<rm Ti»r*,
Jersey City ■■'I
TO Y./770V
Garif Says Federal ( hmrter I»
AH Right if Practicable—
Perkins Welcomes It.
The United .-'i l '*.* Steel Corporation,
like Barkis, "is willin'." At least it \n
in a receptive attitude toward federal in
corporation. Ex-Judge Elbert 11. Gary.
chairman of its board of directors. wa»
asked yesterday to comment on th«
Wick«?rsham bill, and replied:
"I have not carefully read the pro
posed federal Incorporation bill and am
not qualified to discuss It. I have no ob
jection to stating that If and when th*
Concress of the United States passes »
law on the subject we shall cheerfully
and promptly accept it and incorporate
under its provisions, provided the sam«
is practicable."
George W. Perkins, of J. P. Morgan *
Co.. said last night that he had not read
the bill, but that he believed absolutely
in national incorporation and super
■vision. He called attention to an ad
dress he delivered at Columbia Univer
sity on February 7. ItMi Just two years
ago. He said h- had not changed his
cpinton as there expressed. His subject
at the time was "Corporations hi Mod
err. Business."
In that address he said:
There is scareeS a corporation man
ager of to-day who is alive to hf3 re
sponsibilities who would not welcom
supervision could he but feel that it
would come from the national govern
ment, acting through an intelligent and
fair-minded official: but to b*» faced with
the requirement to report to and be su
pervised and regulated by forty or f.Tty
governments, with varyine Idea and
laws, of course suggests difficulties that
are almost insurmountable obstacles.
Mr. Perkins, in referring to the "forty
or fifty government?." meant state su
He continued:
The criticism is often made that thai
(national supervision; would amount to
bringing business into politics. That de
pends. If we had at Washington a ra'l
road board of control, and that board
were composed of practical railroad men.
would not membership in such a board
come gradually to be the goal of railroad
men? And does any one for a moment
think that if such a board wet com _
posed of practical railroad men it would
be especially partial to the railroad in
terests? Certainly not.
• Once on such a board a man could nc^
fail to recognize the great responsibility
and honor of the office and administer v
for the best Interests' of the pub and
of the railroads at one and the SB m
time. Thus the business man would
merge into the public official, no lonsre"
controlled by the mere business vie.v.
and would act the part of a statesman,
to the improvement of governmental ad
ministration and not to the lowering si
its level.
This kind of expert, high-minded su
pervision would not be opposed by th»
business interests of the country. What
they dread hi unintelligent. Inexperienced
administration. To such rational su
pervision may we not look forward to
as a result of the sober second thought
Of the people and our legislators — of
their calming down from the bitter de
nunciation of corporations which ha»
been the prevailing outcry for sony:
The spirit of co-operation Is upon v*
it must of necessity be the next, great
form of business development and pros
There was a hesitancy on the part of
corporation lawyers to discuss the bin
in detaail before Its submission to Con
gress and before they had had moT«
mi to study it. This was Edward M
Shepard's reason for limiting his re
marks on the subject to the observa
"If th« federal government would at
tend to it 3 own business and allow th«
states to attend to theirs, we should
be better off. I don't believe in the fed
eral government's incorporating com
panies for general business."
Another prominent corporation lawyer,
who did not care to be quoted, was will
ing to discuss the measure at greater
length. He is strongly in favor of ■••■
eral incorporation, but wants the pro
visions of any law on the subject stricter
in some respects than in the Wickersharri
bill, so that, as he expressed it, "the ■•>
curities of a corporation with a national
stamp on it shall be as honest in their
way as a national bank not<? is in it-.
He thought the large corporation?
would welcome federal incorporation to
protect them from the contradictory and
conflicting regulations imposed by the
different states, but he saw in the Wick
ersham bill, as drawn, loophole? for th?
inclusion of dishonest concerns. ' Th*
greatest of these loopholes, he considered.
was the failure of the billto demand th
filing of statements by the corporations
in a public office where they could b*
scrutinized by any one in the mood for
It. He did "not think the supervision of
the Bureau of Coroprations sufficient
safeguard against manipulation tr> th«
detriment of the stockholders
Another detail he objected to was th
provision compelling the appointment of
appraisers to determine the value of
property being bought by an issue of
stock. . "Too great a temptation to
bribery* and graft." he commented.
•;\Vhat they ought to insure is that! in
case any property hi exchanged for etocU
at par and is found to fall short in value
those receiving the stock ?ha'l make >■.
the difference in cash. There would b«
mighty little water with such a clause
operative. But. as proposed, the say so
of the appraisers, no matter how venal
they might be. would be the last word
in the case, and the stockholders would
have M redress."
The clause in the bill forbidding any
corporation under Its provisions to hold
stock in another corporation would work
hardship, this lawyer said, and should
be changed to forbid any corporation or
officer from voting any stock fc^ld In
the treasury of the corporation. He
would have violation of this made a
misdemeanor, punishable* by a j«tii sen-
And drink the hi>;h.- typ« of America"
■wines. H. T. Dew« & Sons Co.. US Ful*cvt
St.. N. Y. - Advt

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