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DIX HEADS DEMOCRATS Washington County Man Elected State Committee Chairman. MURPHY RUNS THE MACHINE Conners Got a Parting Jab at His Local Enemy as He Finally Gave Up the Gavel. John A. Dlx. of Washington County, -was elected chairman of the Democratic State Committee to succeed "William J. Connors at a special meeting held at the Hoffman House yesterday afternoon. Charles F. Murphy, loader of Tammany Hall, picked out Mr. Inx for this place when the com mittee met in Albany in February, and the way the committee carried out the plans of Mr. Murphy without a protest shows that his ■IKS of the Democratic organization of the state is unquestioned. Almost immediately after the adjourn ment of the committee the new state chair mar, went to luncheon with Mr. Murphy and other Tammany leaders, including Daniel V Cohalan. J. Serceant Cram. Philip F. Donohue and John F. Ahearn. Mr. Conners retired in the best of humor, and as he welcomed Mr. Dix to* the chair he said in an undertone and with ■ smile, as if he were handing out a gold brick: •'You've sot a good job. But it isn't a cinch; nt that." In a valedictory Mr. Conners took a dig at the Democrats in greater New York, and incidentally at Murphy, by quoting figures to show that while during his ad ministration the Democratic vote upstate had increased it had fallen off here. He suggested that the next state convention fix the Assembly district a* the unit of representation I>r the state committee, rather than the Sei.ate district. Provisions were made yesterday for the appointment of in executive or advisory committee by the chairman, on which, it is understood, will be placed Democrats of prominence in the state. Arthur A. McLean, of Orange County, •was re-elected treasurer, and John A Mason, for many years clerk of the com mittee-, was elected to succeed Winfleld A. Huppuch as secretary. The post of secre tary always has been an honorary one. and as Mr. Mason ha.- done all the real work It was thought no more thai) fair to give him the honor as well as the work. George E Van Kennan. of St. Lawrence County, who was on the slate for secretary, was not particularly anxious for it. anyway. The office of clerk was abolished, and a sergeant-at-arms was elected, in the person of Charles' White, the well known referee : of prizefights. Murphy as the. Lever. It was a perfectly arranged machine, well oiled and working without a hitch, which started its work shortly after 1 o'clock. The various cops and pinions had been put together in the headquarters of Mr Murphy in a room on an upper floor. All the members of the committee were present in person or by proxy, except Francis J. Molloy. of Troy, and Frank Cooper, of Schenectady. There were eight proxies, one of which was held by Thomas fTe—ll who for a time was engaged in nursing the George B. McClcllan boom for Governor. Frank J. Goodwin, leader of the 7th As sembly Dirtrict, was made a member to take the place of the late Magistrate Finn as the rejiresentafve of the loth Senate Di?trict- KM a Tammany man spoke during the meeting, except J. Ecargeant Cram, but Mr. Murphy awl Mr. Ohilan kept their eyes on the machine, and watched it move along with smiles of satisfaction. Mr. "ram broke in just as an adjournment was about to be taken to move that "the thank? at the committee be extended to Mr. Con ners, the retiring chairman." Just that and nothing more. It is generally custom ary for a body of this character to pass pome formal resolutions expressive of their appreciation of the services of ■ rethinsr head. But the passing of Mr. Connors was r ; r>t made the occasion for any manifesta lions of regret. Connerr's Parting Shct. "This meeting has been ca:led for reor ganization." saM Mr. Cor.ners briefly, when he had called the comnr.ttee together. -Be fore we proceed to election? I have an eddress which I with Mr. Mason would read. " In acccrd with the announcement made by me at the February meeting, I retire to-day from the chairmanship of this com mittee In bo doing. I desire to thank heartily those commtteemen who have pjven "a helpful hand to •"■• present ad ministration of the committee's affair?. Of the few who may have been from time to time more hostile than helpful, I have no criticism to make on this occasion. It may not be irr.pjopsr for me to say that, mm chairman. . have given much of my time, thought and means to the work of the «tate or«ran:zaton.- At the brgin ..:c I was convinced that the state com mittee had been too much i:i the habit of icnorins the up-state county organizations. • Ipnor:r.?' may be too I strong a word. Pcesidy ••nesrl^cunsr'" would bf better. It appeared to me that on<=-of the most ef fective ways of str«"n?Thening the party in the state would be to recognize the im portance of upstate county organizations. I have worked to that end. and I believe that the results' have juitiSc-d the policy idopted. Mr. Corners then gave thr> figures to f3\*v? how the Democratic vote had increase-.! up s-tate since :.*''4. while Tammany's vote had fallen off. He declared he had no ration bf criticising the leaders bete. :mt simply var.tcd to emphasize the Importance of pay ing attention to the organization in the up date counties. Then a little of the usual optimistic fore cast business. "But." he adcieO, 'wp man fcave strong, clears, cap~b!" nominees on the state ticket, v.ho wil! k^ep s'^p with the progressive sentiments and desires of the peop>. ' We must recognize the fact, after all hat the people are the bossts." Theie is some delayed applaud? for the Qcnsners address, and Mr. Hupp'JCb sot mp to acmlsste Mr. Dix for chairman. H epcStk of him as "a. man of unolemiehod r"pul£tion, a lifelong Democrat, and mm ot the AcicnlgeJ business lenders of ICorthersi N:-w York." Judge Charles N. Buls«r. of Oswego. I.i a feconding Bpe*cfa. declared that It Dlx would be "a fittin? Boccessbr *.r» the long line .of illustrious Rcholara ar.d t-tatc-snTV. who have beaded the party in this stat.-. * 7hei* was real applause when -.-.favor Lou!* P. Pahnnan of Buffalo, one of me Conner rr.cn. S'ccnded't.he nomination at Mi CM* We Point with Pride, Etc. After being escorted to the chair. Chair man Dix asked for tho . co-operation of in" members. "Vl> are passing t.c thres f >oVi of an important campaign."! he sad. •■Ti;' tine is coming when we can extend a w«-l ronw to every other Democrat *ji the j;fj»t«. V>'hnt •«. . •■■.. ■ is honesty in party politics. Our motto phould l»e the g:« atest soo«I ?or t)if greatest number. •*I am succeeding a man whose energy, tenacity, ability ;it:d activity have set a pattern for all tine-. We want to kt-ep up the work and pull together lor success." Mr. L»lx had a few harr'.i words fur the Republican party and ended by faying: "if yaa d«< your duty ire wil! bury that party dee;> that its r^>urre< tion will be on the other Side of th^ siobe."' T!»< n the usual pra^tztkms -potatln* v.itli j.ride" and "v'w-inR ~-.:th alarm" were passed. It was resolved that the committee he- V.ovcd that a crisis had Ik -en reached In the history of the state and the nation "that of fers a prr-at opportunity to the Democratic ifarty," and s. cJarioa call was in* d >•' Bit i>'err.o«:aii: t<. r<turn to the fcld and "rescu* the government from the iiar.ils of tlv RejiuWlcanfi." A tcnu^uiJw-alion wa« received from Van THE NEW AND OLD DEMOCRATIC STATE CHAIRMEN SECRETARY JOHN A. MASON. Bar Association urging the renominatlon this fall of Judge Irving G. Vann by both parties as an associate justice of the Court of Am>eals. Mr. Bulger moved that it be simp-.y received and referred to the state convention." The new chairman of the state commit tee is a banker and manufacturer in Wash ington County. His father was a cousin of the war Governor of this state, after whom he was named. He was graduated from Harvard and is in middle life. In 1906 he bolted the nomination of William Randolph Hearst for Governor Two years ago he ran for Lkutenant Governor with L**is Stuwesant Chanler. He was one of the orranteera <-f the Democratic league and to a doae friend of Thomas M. osborne, head of that organization MUCH TALK AT MEETING I Democrats Mention Many Names of Possible Governors. There was much informal discussion but no serious conference among the members ' of the Democratic State Committee In town yesterday over the selection of a candidate for Governor this fall. The meeting of the committee in the Hoffman House was open, and there was a large gathering of Democrats outside the membership, many of them, it was sur mised, interested in some possible candi date for the nomination and present to | look the ground over. In spite of objections urged against him by many, -it would seem that Thomas Mott Osborne. of Auburn, is at this time ; looming up as the most likely candidate. First of all. it is urged that the Democrats should get an upstate man for the head !of the ticket. Again, those who favor Mr. Osborne say that it is essential for the 1 success of the ticket that a leader be found who will stand for some of the things that Governor Hughes stands for. so that the admirers of the present Governor may be : carried over to the Democratic fold, for the time being, at least. Although these men concede that Mr. Os borne is not what is known as a "good mixer." they declare him to be a most : able campaigner and a close student of < public affairs, as well as a business man of tried merit. It may be said, on the best of authority, i that the consideration of the name of Jus tice Keogh has been entirely abandoned. This has followed a recent trip through ' the upstate counties of John Taaffe, secre 1 tary of the Westchester County Committee. : His purpose was to get the opinion of j Democratic leaders there on the availa bility of Justice Keogh. He found, it was ; said! that the feeling against the election of ■ Catholic to the Governorship existed to such an extent in some districts as to make it unwise to think of nominating the Westchestcr justice. There are those who have urged, the nomination of Justice Gaynor on the ground that his record as Mayor would make him a sure winner. But persons who j have talked to the Mayor bring back word | that he intends to stay where he is. Upstate men do not take much stock Irs ! the boc>m for Congressman William Sulzer, i which Is emanating from Washington. j They do not believe he can get the support i of his own county, js Charles F. Murphy ! is not altogether in love with his in'ie : per.dence. It is said that above all others Mr. ! Murphy and some of the upstate leaders I would like to nominate ex -Judge D. Cady ! Herrick. who ran against Governor Hig ! gins in ISM, quitting the bench to do so. Put they are told that his action as referee I in upholding the right of the Xtw York I Central Railroad in Eleventh avenue would hurt him. It would lay him open to vicious attacks by the Hearst newspapers, they ■ay. and it is noticeable that the leaders are taking much account of the influence that Hearst and his papers may have in unmaking any candidate that may be named. "We should start with the understanding that Hearst will run an independent ticket," said one of the upstate men. "There does not seem to be a chance c: getting him back in the fold. We most, therefore, be careful in selecting a candi date who will be the least open to attacks by him." Among the non-members who attended the meeting yesterday were Norman E. Mack, chairman of the national committee; Charles W. RacUgan. a friend of Mr. Os borne; j. tin Taaffe. of the Westchester County committee, and a number of Tar.i niany men DREDGE STOPS BRONX TROLLEYS. a broken cable supplying power to the Westchester line of •:,.-• Union trolley sys tem in. The Bronx tied up that line at the Westcheiiter avenue bridge over the Bronx River yesterday morning for two nouns The I'nit' (I State? government la dredging the river at .this point, and the ' dredge ca.'»Sfct the cable at tho bottom of the river and snapped It in two. An ermr gem-y ercw spii'fd the brc.ik, and the jxi wtr was lii. switched on. RARE FLOWERS AT BRONX PARK. The Horticultural Society of New York, i.i co*operatlcn with the New York Botanical Garden, will hold a free exhibition of plants ar.d flower* i:i tlv- museum building, Bronx Park, on Saturday and Sunday next, It will b? o;>en frsiri - to C on the flr&t »lay, ar.d from 10 to .'. on the second. Pm. s iiav..- been offered lor peonies, roses, orchidd and other plant*. THANKS AQUEDUCT COMMISSION. Mayor Gaynor wrote yesterday to J. Noble Hayes: who was president of the Aqueduct Commit si«m. that went out of cxisttn<-e on June 1: Allow me to thank you and your .■.-■■ elates'for the unselfish work you all did at my rpqutM in winding up the old A«iue duct Commission and Its affairs. AlthouKii ih. Appellate Division lias upheld the power of removal which 1 assumed over your j>rt<Jer»^M>r»i, the act of the Legis lature- which you obtained terminating the lift of the iwjard on . > - 1 , i • 1 IS meet useful in removing ail questions concerning n.< power of ihtr-*:ommipsu mr of Water Sup ply to taW".TTTr?>- uf all unfinished con tract work iv hand- . . .' - t™*y sftw-lorfi ffitißtnw. - TrNE * 101 f - wnXlAsf J. CONNERS. The retiring state leader. PECK DENIES CHARGES Columbia Professor, Sued for Breach of Promise, Will Fight. PLAINTIFF LITERARY WOMAN Defendant Married Present Wife After Divorce at Time of Alleged Proposal. Professor Harry Thurston Peck, who holds the chair in Latin at Columbia Uni versity, emphatically denied yesterday that there was any truth in the allegations m:idc against him by Miss Esther (juinn, of Cambridge, Mass.. who has brought suit for $o">, 000 damages for alleged breach of promise of marriage, statin? in her com plamt that on or about September 15, 1808, while she was employed in literary pursuits in this city. Professor Peck proposed mar riage to her, and was accepted. Although the summons in the action was served upon the defendant at Columbia University on February 2.">. the fact that such a suit had been instituted was not made known until yesterday, when a num ber of letters alleged to have been written by Professor Peck to the complainant, which had been obtained from her counsel. Daniel 6'Reilly. were published. Through his attorneys, Tappan &- Bennett. ..f No. 4? Wall street, the defendant entered a gen eral denial of the charges in his answer filed on May 13 Miss Quinn in her complaint alleged that her friendship with the 'Columbia professor began in June, 1906| when. she was em ployed in this city, and continued until February 3, 1910. when she heard for th« first time of his marriage to Miss Elizabeth H. Dv Bois. a teacher in the Morris i-i.-i 1 SchooL Miss Dv Bois is Professor Peck"* second wife, his first having obtained a di vorce in Sioux Falls. S. D-, in September. 1908, the same month in which Miss Quinn alleges he promised to marry her. Mr. O'Reilly said yesterday that the c.- would be placed on the Supreme Court cal endar as soon as possible and ihat his cli ent would remain in Cambridge '-Mil need ed here at the trial.. The plaintiff's lawytr said that Miss Quinn was ■) young woman of unimpeachable character and had al ways looked upon Professor P< ■ k as a sin gle man. The documentary evidence in the C3?>\ Mr. O'Reilly said, consisted of more than a hundred letters alleged to have- been writ ten by the defendant to Miss Quinn. Professor Peck holds a number of le grees. and besides his labors at Columbia is president of the Latin Club of America, a well known writer and critic, and a mem ber of many literary clubs and ?.s?ociatic;ns He is fifty-four years old, aid lives witn his family in the Lowell apartment house, at No. 501 West 120 th street.. Miss Quinn is a comparatively young woman. • VACATION FOR APPLE KATE First in Forty Years for Old St. Paul's Church Fruit Vender. Afer working for more than forty years from 7 In the morning until S at nignt "Apple ICate." as she came to be known at h< r fruit stand at the corner of Ver<v street and Broadway, has decided -that a vacation would be very agn cable. More than fifty years ago. vl-rn the as' >r House, opposite the postoflice, was ih' fashionable hotel <-,f New »ork Kate's tain 'i a permit fr>'.n tii.- Rev. Mcrgan Di:c. of Trinity parish, to place her fruit .-'and by t!w Iron railing which Bur rounde st. Paul's Church. On her death ten yean Liter. Kate assumed charge, and :> i.- the tradition of the neighborhood that ;n all ber long yemrt since she has never l.er-n absent from ihe stand for a day, <r e\ en :i!i hour Kate has chosen a, farm In New Hamp shire on which to spend the first .vacation she will have had in all her lit" up to this time, and after a few months .his summer ,_.. there, according to her plans, she ■vi!'' return to l:er old fruit stand at St. Paul's Chi:roh. >»^^ WHITE WINGS PARADE TO-DAY Commissioner Edwards Offers Loving Cup to Borough Making Best Showing. The Department of Street Cleaning will parade befcre oil New York to-day, com pete for cups, medals and glory and pars in spick and .-i an review before Mayor Gaynor. Commissioner Edwards has of fered a silver loving cup to the borough which make the beat appearance at the parade, and Colonel Applefon. Major Lan don and Major Lean, of the 7th Regi ment, will preside as judges and award the cup. There will be nearly live thou sand nun in line, headed by the Brooklyn department, which won the cup last year. The men will form north of 3«tb strest. and march down Fifth avenue to the Worth Monument, where the reviewing stand is situated. Commissioner Edward* sail yesterday that these parades have done nacre for the betterment of the department than all other agencies combined, as they have given the men [something: to work for beyond mere dollars and -cents sad aroused a spirit of Crlendy competition- • ' JOHN A. DIX SWINDLER IN POLICE TOGS Got Money from Many Store keepers on Bad Checks. A clever swindler was so successful with his bogus check game on the upper West Side on Saturday that he took about $15it from unsuspecting tradesmen in that section. Seven complaints were m3dft up to yes terday by those who had been imbed. Ac cording to the victims, the crook had ob tained a policeman's uniform and V>ads>"\ and in that guise had entered the stores and asked for some trifling article, for which he offered in payment in each instance a ch^k for $20. The uniform .md tn. shield al layed any suspicion. The swindler had chosen well his time tn pass the worthless chocks, for the banks closed on Saturday noon ur.til Tuesday morning, giving the man ample time to get away. Y^st^rday mornir.g when the check? v.ere returned marked N. G. the ruso was discov ered and the police were Infoi mcd of the swindle. Th<-y are trying to find out where the man got the uniform and shield. BOUND TO SEE BIG FIGHT Wife Appeals in Vain to Court to Keep Husband Home. Akin to the thought of "Pike's Peak or best" is the determination of Charles Adler, a clerk in the Brooklyn navy yard, to see the Jeffries-Johnson ficht Augusta, his bride of four months, thinks she ought' to be the greatest attraction in his life, and that ho never should wander alone far from their fireside at No. US* 43d street, Brook- Kn. Th.it was why she had htm arrested on a charge of contemplated abandonment and of probably leaving her a burden on the public. He is twenty-two years old; she is nineteen. Magistrate Nash, in the Flatbush court, yesterday said: 'Any m.m has the right to leave his wife for a few weeks to sep the big fight, provided he has left her with ample support. I'd go myself if I coald. If every woman whose husband left her to see the tight should charge him with aban donment we would have our courts filled." H<- dismissed the case. "GYPSY QUEEN" CONVICTED Disorderly Ecrise Charge Lands Noto rious Woman in Jail. rtene Gordon, the Chinatown character knr.wn in that district as "The Gypsy Queen, ' who was acquitted by a jury in Cenoral Session.'- la.-r week of the charge o f abducting a seventeen-year-old girl named Bessie Baker, was convicted in Special Ses sions yesterday of keeping a disorderly house. She wa.* remanded to the Tombs for sentence on June 7 Th<- maximum pen alty is a year in prison and i fine of &,000t Frank Moss, Assistant District Attorney, eondurted the prosecution. SCHWARTZ "FLIES THE COOP" Alleged Cruel Husband on Briny Deep When Case Is Called in Court. When the case of Adolpn H. Schwartz, charged by his wife with assault, was called in the Harlem poll court yes terday morning. Isidor Hergchfield, his counsel, in whose custody he had been pa roled last Friday, announced th it his client had sine to Europe without notice. Tins Mrs. Schwartz substantiated by telling of a wireless from the Cedric which read: "fend Louis's clothes and mine to Hotel Continental, Paris." Louis is the twelve year-old son, who met his father secretly on -Saturday. The Schwartzes have been on bad terms for some time, and man and wife occupied separate rooms in their apartment at No 620 West 122 d street, and did not oven speak but Mrs. Schwartz kept a diary in which she recorded the jars from day to day. v Thomas Gregory, attorney tor Mr?. Schwartz., was incensed when he found that the defendant was not present, and commented that the court had refused to place him under bond last week when the case first came up. Magistrate Herrman stated that he knew that Schwartz would have to appear when the case was called again, and be set it for July 1. Mr. Greg ory introduced his client's bruises as evi dence, and when Mi Schwartz rolled up the sleeve of her lace waist her aim was seen to be black and blue. She alleges that Schwartz beat her, and Mr. Gregory want e.l; me exhibits noted before they faded away. PELT POLICE WITH EGGS Girl Shirtwaist Strikers Put Up Strenuous Fight. .Captain MatthewFon and his faithful men of the reserve squad of the Macdougal street police station were subjected to a strenuous twenty minutes" pitched battle with striking shirtwaist makers yesterday evening, when they attempted to suppress a conflict between the strikers In the fac tory of nberg, Warner at Co., of No. 42- Wooster str«=et. and the girls employed to take their places. Eggs 'if every size and dencripti the majority of j doubtful age, were used as weapon* by the strikers, and before order had been restored the police uniforms had been ruined. The strike has been in progress at the factory for the last three Weeks. and the company has fllk-d the pi .<■■ - of the lot) suik.-rs with other guls. The girls ho are out have pelted pickets all around the block near the buildJn and yesterday these pickets, it is charged, attacked the strike breakers in an effort to .--care them away from the building. A bis crowd soon gath ered to watch the struggle, and as tue fight waged hotter somebody pent in a call for the reserves. Captain Matthewson and his men came charging down the street and attempted to put the girls to flight, 'nit the eggs temporarily repulsed them It was only after an . hour's hard work that the streets were cleared and ten < f . c alleged offenders arrested. All the prison ers were charged with disorderly conduct, andrthey will. I « arralarn«d-|n the Jefferson Market court this morning, . . , DUPE OF WIRE TAPPERS? Coleman Victim of Fake Game. Prosecutor Intimates. KELIHER ON STAND TO-DAY The Government Nearly Com pletes Direct Evidence Against •Big Bill. ' Boston. June 2— The government to day nearly completed its direct evhienot against "Big Bill* Keliher, charged with aiding George W. Coleman in the loss through [various methods of $309,000 of the funds of the National City Bank of Cambridge. A couple of witnesses remained to be h*-nrd at adjournment this afternoon. »nd to-mor row It is expected t*nat the defence «X be gin with the defendant on the stard in ais own behalf. The government's efforts n-day were toward connecting Keliher with a John ? Marshall who had offices at three places in this city. At one of these rooms it ap peared that there was a tel^raph Instru ment, which the District Attorney intim*te.» was used In a "fake" wire tapping gam- Telephone employes testified regarding toll calls t>etween Keliher, Mar* in J. W«fa* and Coleman, while a handwritine exp^^t stated that the signature of K^-li'i. r to cer tain leases and a bankruptcy nroc^d.n>, was the same as that of John X Marshall for the leases of three offices both X' 1! her and "SV a!sh were seen frequency at tl offices where the telegraph instrument w_is installed. A real estate agent and a janitor testi fied that a man who said he was John K. Marshall, but who was identified from a photograph as Martin J. Walsh, engaged and furnished a room in State street and installed a telegraph instrument there. The janitor said he had an interview with Keliher in the room, and the latter asked why he (the janitor) was prying into his business. When Mr. Earl, cashier of the bank, was recalled to gU-e some minor testimony re garding Coleman's accounts. Mr. Pratt, counsel for Keliher, attempted to examine him as to his knowledge of a statement said to have been made to one of the bank officers by a policeman that Coleman was living beyond his means. The court stopped this line of questioning at this time, stat ing that the casher mght be called as a witness for the defence. The telegraphic apparatus found in the office in the State street building was de scribed by Warren G. Wetmore. chief operator of the Western Union Telegraph Company: who said that the apparatus had no outside connection and, in his opinion, was adapted for fake wiretapping pur poses. Although the office was directly across the street from the telegraph com pany's main offices, there was no connec tion. In the offices which were rented by the mysterious Mr. Marshall the wir-?s extended only across the room and were to an amateur telegraph set. I consisting of key, switch and battery, but i without a sounder. The witness said that i the apparatus did not have enough electric | power to communicate across the street. THOUGHT COLEMAN BANK EASY Discharged Prisoner Demanded $10,000 from Teller — Alienists to Examine. Cambridge, Mass.. June 2.— "You're a trifle late. " remarked Mr. Paul, teller of the insolvent National City Bank, from which George W. Coleman, bookkeeper, ab stracted $309,000, when Frank Hackett. a discharged prisoner, rushed into the bank to-day and demanded SIAW*. As Hackett was insistent. Paul asked him to -vait a minute while he counted out the cash, and before the time expired two policemen had locked arms with the young man. Hackett explainer! that he wanted to educate his voice, which, he snid. could be heard in Texas. Alienists will question him to-morrow. HONOR FOR ROOSEVELT Chamber of Commerce Makes Him Honorary Member. Joseph H. Choate, the Rev. Dr. William T. Manning and Courtenay W. Bennett, the British Consul General, appeared at the monthly meeting of the Chamber of Com merce yesterday afternoon, and Mr. Choate spake of the death of King Edward, the chamber devoting half an boor to a memo rial service. Resolutions of sympathy of fered by Mr. Choate were adopted. Consul General Bennett also made a short address- The executive committee piesfnted i re port to the chamber advising the election of Theodore Roosevelt as an hoi.orary mem ber. George F. Seward, who pirsented tlu report. said that tho chamber iad so hon ored every citizen of New York who had been President, including Chester A. Arthur and Grover Cleveland. "It is a wry pleasant duty, devolving" on me as cha'r njan of the executive committee, to nom inate Theodore Roosevelt as an honorary member," said Mr. Seward. "There i? no reason for argument or eulogy on this nom ination, and I hope it will be by rising vote." President Simmons announced the vote as being unanimous. Jacob H. Schiff left the room as Mr. Roosevelt's name was presented, and a; unpleasant construction was placed upon i is departure by some of th^se present. When Mr SchifTs attention vis called to this criticism later in the afternoon, , he said ' "It is- all nonfen.se. It is well known that I am an admirer of Mr Roosevelt. Tlie speaking at the Chamber of CosßSßetcv was unusually long, and 'I ■ -was present while it was going on and stayed ur:t»; s me of the regular business had ■#*■• transacted. Then, as I had a business •'■- g^gemer.t and v.a late, I'• left* the ri'r> m . Several ottfVr ' members " went ' out at th^ acme time. Probably it was just at th it time that th* chairman of- th • execulH-o committee presented the name of Mr. Roose velt." The International Congress of Chambers of Commerce was invited to bold its next meeting here, and Samuel W. Fairchild .ir<! William Jay Sfhieffelin will carry th*- m.>.: mi; ■ to tin- London meeting -n June 21. The chamber adopted a ' resolution of ?•>•• executive committee favor nig r"torm in hul« •>," lading, giving them more validity as a iiisis of < re lit v The railroad rate question ear.ie up aguin, ;tn<l Calvin Tbmkins, on behaH of the s«>. rial committee, of which the other members wen- Albert Ptaol and Herman A. Me**. protested against differentia! rates at tin: port Th « chamber adopted a n solut'.or crmmending the work of the eo:n;n ttee :n,.i advocating that the differentials- be »bo)? i.vhed. NAMED TO WELCOME ROOSEVELT. Albany. June 2,— Speaker Wadsworta ap pointed to-day the following committee to represent the Assembly In welcoming 'i\.. n i .■:.- Roosevelt on his arrhra] in New York on June IS: Assemblymen W. 'O. Miller, of Nassau; Myron Smith, el Dutches*; It. H. Clark, Weber ami Donnelly; of Kings; 11 ' ■• LAno. of Madison; Uurgoyne, Oliver and liackett. of New York. fCbd Wende. of Krie, The Senate committee- i^ to be ap pointed by Lieutenant Governor White. An appropriation of $.'.'»»o for the committee's vxpentes hus.been . pro.vi4a4 LAWYERS NEAR FIGHTING Lively Scene at Hearing in Fein berg Alimony Case. ; The suit of Mrs. Fella Feinberg for the annulment of her marriage to Herman ! Felnberg had an excljtlns hearing in the Supreme Court yesterday. Felnberg had i asked for a r^uction of the *25 weekly ali- m ony granted his wife. In the first place. Justice Erlanger re ! quested William C. Kilrnullin. counsel for Mrs. Felnberjc. to explain a remark he road* I a few days ago. when the Justice refused to grant an order locking Felnberg up for falling to pay $600 In arrearages of alimony. i The lawyer said at the time that "Justice Erlanger, for some reason, was taking an : extraordinary interest in this case." KMmullin explained that he had not meant to reflection the court, which explanation ■ was accepted. In his previous order Justice Erlanser said- "If I were to crant this application, jto pay it would mean that the plaintiff would have to fast for the remainder of his natural life." Mrs. Kelnberg bad set forth that her husband was tr>«»jc »«• »*?*"•? her out. Follotv-lnc the court proceeding Kiimullln K ot into a heated argument with another lawyer in the case. The latter promised for the small amount «f five cents to smite Kilmullen on the nose; that is. If he would i be good enough to remove his glasses. The I lawyer with the formidable name prompt ly complied with the request, but Just as it seemed that there would be some action j Patrolman Fltzpstrlck stepped into the ring and the fight was off. WESLEY AN BOYS ON RAMPAGE Freshmen's Pranks Stir Middletown and Arrests Are Expected Middletown. Conn. Tune 2. -Nearly a nun. drod Wesleyau freshi:ien. returning foro the annual dinner at Old I.yme Inn early to-day, went on a rampage which has aroused Middletown. accustomed to such affairs, as rever before They smashed the train windows, cut the whistle rope and later threw on the safety valve, bringing the train to a stop. At Lyme they took figns from stores, highways and other places, and on their return to Middletown distributed them about the city. Here they afcM ripped up an iron fence in front of the Baptist .Church and deposited it in the center of the trolley tracks. Mayor Fisher, who Is professor oi econo mics at the university, is much wrought up over the affair and arrests are expected. MARINE INTELLIGENCE. » miniattrf: almanac. Sunrise. 4:31. sunset. 7:25; moon rises. 2.C6; moon's age. 25. /.''.}...-'•; ' HIGH WATER- am. T p.*.: A.M. PM. i Sandy Hook 3:31 4:09. : Governor's Island ?= 4 » 4 : *? | Hell Gate ..: •• 3:45 « : -° WIRELESS REPORTS. The Lusltania. reported as 19:1 miles east <-f j SanJy Hook at 3:50 p m yesterday, is expected to dock this forenoon. Th» St Louis, reported as l.«a miles east of ; Sandy Hook at 1133 a m yesterday, is expected j j to dock Saturday evening: i The California, reported as 1.118 miles east cf., ! Sandy Hook at 11:'J<» a m yesterday, is expected j to dock Sunday forenoon. La Savoi*". report- d as "1:5 miles east of sanay : Hook at 2:15 p m yesterday, is expected to dock j Saturday forenoon. INCOMING STEAMERS. TODAY. Vessel i From. Line. •Lusitanla Liverpool. May 2S Ounar4 •llorro Castle. Havana. May .".1 ward 1 •Voltaire Barbados. May 28. Lamp & Hoi' I *Cuthbert Para. May -'- Booth I Friedrich d»-r G... Palermo. Ma> 21. .N <; L:oyd j Ke n Italia . Azores. May -H . .ltalMn ! Santa Malta. . Colon. May 27 ... United Fruit ! Antonio Lorez... Havana. Ma 30 .Spanish I El Paso Galveston. May 29 So l"ao j Cof Columbus. . . .Savannah. May 51 ... .Savannah j SATURDAY. JUNE 4 : •S» I-i->uis Southampton. May SB. American \ •("amoens Barbados, M;v. 27.Lamp.& Hoir j •H«rminlus .. :..Barbaf!o!«. May 27 Houston) •La s^avoie ...Havre. May SB French I ' Duca (A Genova.. .Naples. May 25 Italian Cltta dl Messina... Naples. May 21 Italian Crown Prince Trinidad. May 27 i El Siglo Galventon. May •_".» So Par SUNDAY. JUNE 5. ' •Baltic .Liverpool. May 2*. White Star | I •California Glasgow. May 9. Anchor ! •Cincinnati . . Hamburg. May SB. . Ham-Am; •1' E Friedrieh. . ..Kingston. May 31 Ham Am j La i»asrojcne. Havre, May 31 French; Parthenia Antwerp, May 21 — | • - •Brines mail. OUTGOING STEAMERS TO-DAY. .... . . Mail Ves»e! j Vessel. For. ■ L!n». elOMi »a.« ' T*-nny.-on. So Brazil. L * H.. 7 3D l m 11 '»» a .:i j Aacania, Hayti. -^*...:...U:l»am 1 »*> p m Monterey. Nassau. Ward .12 'i' m 3:00 p m j Aiapahoe luiwn Hl» Clyde — l:«»pm Monroe, Jacksonville, Old T>.. MlfSi 1 SATURDAY. JUNE 4. ' -\ ' Amerika.' Hamburg. H-A . ' S^Basi 9:<»> am ) I Philadelphia. Southpton, Am «::U>a m 10:0i>a m I Saratoga, Havana \Vard. .. . . l'> <V> a m 100 p m Philadelphia Curaca*. Rod D »30 a m 12 <* m IP' A Wilhelm. Jamaica. M-A .11 a m 1 :0"> , m : ! Arabic. Liverpool. \V Star ... !>»«>a m ' Finland. -Antwerp. Red Star — lli^iam; Caledonia. "Glassrov.-. Anchor.. 3:<«>pm, > Mcsasa London. At Trans... »:<OamL Efrlin. Napl*'?. NG L - '.. 11:00 a m : Madonna. Nadirs. Fabre . — I Huron, Jacksonville. Clyde. ... l:fl<>pm; • Denver Galveston. MaH^ry . . :, 1 •»• p m ; Saa Juan. Pone.-. NY X- PR. — 12.i>«>m ; I C ft Atlanta. Savannah. Say. S:BS>S*BJI j MONDAY. JUNE 6. f Copname. Paramaribo. D*Vl.ll:ftt a m l:Oi>pm: AlUanra. CrUtobal. Panama.. 11:30 a m JWpia' TRANSPACIFIC MAILS. ' C!ose in N. T. I r*«t:nation and WtfmmtM V M Hawaii (via j San Francisco) — W% hel.nina To-day. < M Japan. Cm SB. Cnlna (via Tacomaf — • ; Keemun . : Juno 10. 30 . SHIPPING NEWS ' | Port of New York. Thursday. June 2, i 1910. ! ARRIVED. Steamer Campania ißn. Rotterdam May 21 via Halifax 31. to the Uianium .-*» Co. Ltd. I i with cabin and 4'Hi tttera&e passenseis and' iin list Arrived at the Ba> st '■'■ t> m. steamer Chrlston •Hi i Cape Gracios- May ; 10, Carataska 82 .m.l Irrn.j 2-1. via lnagu.i •.•,."[ with 1 mahogany To 'Viiu.- D. Em.>r> i Co. j I \>tsei to R F Downing .<: Co. -Arrived at th« ' ; Bar at _' 41 p m. ■.-.••■■ . ■ Steamer Monroe. New port N>ws mil ■ Nor ! folk, M the Old Dominion Ss Co. with pas- : j ;«ngers ami BtdSß L*fl Quarantine at ■*■'"> ' P m, : Ste;iir.fr Teutonic <Br>. Southampton an.l I I Cherbourg May .'•".. and Qu*v>nstoi»-n 3H to the ' Whit, Star Line, with I^.' cabin »nd •"*••, 1 steenge pmc ¥It f ■ malls and mdse.- Ar- | ilvtd at the Bar at 11:27. ■ m. M Stenir.er Antilles. New Or'«-an» May 2. to th- BoUtltern Pacific «'■ with passenger* and I nii)r«. Left Quarantine it «:K> am.- i i . St*aiY<.»r Florlile iFr>. H»vr* May 21. to' i the ComraKnie Generate, Trahfat antique, with ' ! •> '. cabin .mil •"•»;■• st»vr:»c:e. ytMUljlH aiii ' nije*-. -, Arrived at thr Par <«» :t a m. St«amrr Donioitn* |Non. Btnm May 27. i to the Atlantic Fruit »'v -with 1 passenger' 1 and fruit. Arrived at the Bar at .'» a m. S*eain«»r (Hits <!l PaU-rmo dtal*. t>noa ; April Cv Leghorn V.i\ 2. f.lrtarl I Palermo ! 11. and Algiers '» . '•• . SJmpsor. 9s»m *, Younir. with nulse. Arrived at the Elr at • 2:30 a m. . • • ?t#am.r ITnTi-r" tX".T>. Calcutta March 31. i Colo:rbo April 13 and v;:.t- Mi. t». via Ihila drlpbla 31. to N.>r'on & S»oo, with r.-ij. Ar- 1 lied at the Bar at < a p». • • . Ft«-am*r Anccn. «"rl*t«hal May 2»s. to the t*anamm ' Railroad s* I.fne. .with 111 Bass#n gers.. malls and m<!«ft. Arr!v<d at the- B»r I at ,« M a m. fteamrr Ot*«ofi iNor> Tort Antonio May 27. It. the «'u:i.>-> imvortlnK.Co. with fruit. Arrived i M th.- Kir at - ■ m. ' ' Steamer r>»vontan ißrv lU-ston June l to tlv> White .-".it Line, In hailast L.-ft Quarantine at 2:4* r> :i'- . . - . . ) Stear.ter Altamaha. .ualv^tton M»\- .23 and Rrvnsvtrt 30. to the t'runswick Ss Co with . nulse Left Quarantine at S'JA |> m. St^!»m«-r OreK^ntan. Pu« r' ■ \\* xU o Maw ].-, ..,,i : r-htln.ilr -htln.il I'hta Junr 1. to th. Aui«rn-;iii Iliinaiim UK with ill. ls. Arrived at the Har at 12:.V» . p m. | M'Hi'Ti V»k »r.r>. Nlrw- M:*y '.".. la the At i liintlc ''ruit ><• with fruit. Ar:|..,l at tho i:ar ! at HV.4R i< in. Ist. Si«-a;in-r i hesapeako. R-»'tlmore. to t'.e.New YorV and Baltimore Transportation Line, with 1 R>dM Left Quarantine l>t t"> •.-. p rt». Steiinfr »'hli-ar« ' i'\ • l*r » Bristol Mat 17 an.t I HUM 2" to Jb-**« Arkell * ... with rod**. ; So<-tti«-»«^ "f ""Ire >«'«• -t r-3O »> m. Sii:i..\- ii^-ow v J. June 2. ataa p m— Win.i southwest, llsht t>r«ere: r'eer; mm-iith sea. s.m: Steamers La Lorrala* »Pr>. .Ha^re; prinzesa Alice (OH. Bremvn: Pannonl.i »»>r». Naples; . 0.-eana ii>r. lliimhurß- Tona* ■ «Br>. LK eri-ool; Knersie ii*.." > l.i^H.n. S. imn..!f. Purrfo I'l.t*. Simon iMun.. .< ,\..i. Puerto Kl.ita L*>ul ri.ni (Dam. Boston: Jamestown Norfolk -n.J Krwpert N«»: Mexico. Hnvana: Mn.irante «X->. Klnß«t<>n: s«-nr.;i. Ha in Alt U iGer». In-»5U?i; Ocmul^ee, Brunswick; Winvah. rhinielthi. j HflK'ii* n'er). Fluithin?: It.traM »Nor>. Nor folk. lefTer»on. >'orfi>lk <«nd Newvnrt News; City *X Montsomerjr. Savannah. El Sen* Oaiv«»toa. Weigh this before you bnyl ! straw. First-class straw hats canrJl be hurried. f Time, and lots of it, is necejl .sary to get the right straw tm ' lected, the braiding and moojl ing just right. '] - Way back last Winter J placed our orders with the bes^ manufacturers here and abroad! So our straws really are &3 class. I Xo job lots picked up jutfsl 1 the season starts. Straw hats, $2to^l'. "Victor Jay" London strzM are one interesting featured our broad stock of straws. Not expensive either. $2, $3 and $4. Rogeks PEET & CompaxyH Three Broadway Stores . ; at .■ at jjy Warren st. 13tb st At . AMUSEMENTS XIW YORK'S LEAPING THE.\TRB. ! FMPIRF B-way and 4«th St. ensff] c m i n c Last Mat. To-morrow i-.U. LAST 2 SIGHTS. £~\ A C 1C 1 T> r •ALL STAB . I J\ jl CAST In ** & ll GARRICK Soth St.. nr. B-way Ev f JM* ■■Rollicking Comedy we!: art.-d -_ H«iil Henry Miller *&&&% li¥ "'J ililllVl BAND'S Win j HUDSON - 44th ?t ". By Erei»e3 The ■ Spendthrift CRITERION B M w aYTo"^,^Ti FRANCIS WILSON 'i ; ,ffl Isllli— !!„„. T ; SEASON'S MUSICAL, COMEDY :lI; JHi The Fantastical TUC AQiTAnUif Musical Comeey. ,| nt MllHitUl^H CHARLES DILI.I.NC.HAM t Moctsr.Sßfl PI fIRP B'^ay * 4*th St. ! »nd Ste» ULUDt Last 2 Nights. in THE flat Ev IIS La»t Mat.To-w.2:15. I TOWXJ WCW/ YORJ^ B-way A 45th «t. tt*H NtW lUn\ Mats. Ton w A W<'i: M'.MMER PRICES. BEST SEATS It* THE MERRY VV ill* w!th JAS. C. MORTON and F. F. >IM |6Ai Eiar i%?££mg?ii Is FORTUNE '-.-HtHnui | -With jo* r* A+.f*t\v/hOjEtK ) O ACllin By & 33. EraS:SS Mat Toil uAoMU THE MIKADf BroadmiT Theatre. 4Tsr & By. To-rn'w M The Summer ninuwwa^ i .■*- Fr>«j i.YKM. of By Mts.Wfd /■ ?irja t^s 3 JIM THE PENMAN 5S Juno i\ — Pf Wolf Hopper. A Matinee X: IIACKETT. T*3C PITY r V " TWII P 4J.W. of b- Inc bill Mat. To-n^t I f* Fiolds' Herald Sq.. By a v E 1 sn*i2 r^; MARIE DHESSLESy n ,g£ Dsly'<*. By i 30th. EvS:2O. MtTmw. t: DeWolf Hopper lnns^KSl n n5^KS I ast w»»ii Ht". N<?xt TT»»»k. Lyric T» aCTRD B >' 45th ?t - Ev. VIV Marstj HO luil& Sat.. 21%. tV><T Mar.. 50cjJ f^r^ji: SEVEM OH .\C.\DE3IY OF Ml'.*lC. Pr-ces JV. to t kA? ROSE STAHL .n?fl Next Monday >i*ht I B<-o«-flf rfl One Pfrfm'ncc only. II Artor*' Foai SOTHERN-SABLQWEiBHUO Seal i$J to 25c. > n<-»w .«^!I;a8-' 1 AVallarkS. Eve * 13. Mats. & Sat. 'l Hi.WAHNEßTf^a^JißiaiWa ROOF Mat Cowis^ a*, hj' m. j JN THEATS3 GARDEN ii-.d OR/< — C(V IDIROXDACK CAMP C>JK* w/Vt. ;EO. EVANS. WM. COVRTLEIOH * ■|!.»NK SHERIDAN * CO.. M^NTOOiIS* ■IQOItE. ADELAIDE * PANTFr.- O^ I Ofil «i I AI (EVA t\n<. " liULyntAL w D<tlv Mat ?sc.'Jane CoTirthop < '_&_C» : J ai uiugnji McixrvßE * Ht! GLnA^DhA PinkeispK-' s a** "piilyMa'. gs»."»| "WtM * KtoraWß* U 4LM St. 4k B" w ay. ROOF ■ Ut ] ■«""; ■ Mm.-. X <Bur!es<jur>. - Tt.^.'^a • "'.' EJ!ancho. Edwants School Boys & Qi" l^ Keith * Proctor's J fl.lt> «ft ? stu sue »"**• <>ri:«.KK v '-J TH AVt.JS;h.St. S*ldom» V. nus. J Daily Mat._2s_i 60cJ Ttea«y. Trowfeg THOMPSON * DV>DVS ■' LUNA PA R The park that rawl* J^ f\ \\ r OP™ the n»«M<n las— at ' v -■ CO>'EY 1-1 »1 - «KEAT£S I DRtAM.L AM MMX TIIK WMT.T « 'f* I r\ k k i k«» r r \ m »*;»*-«■ EVERYTIIIX4; NEW BIT llE __^ STEAMERS AT FOREIGN PC*j ARiavro , S.-«ithampton. Jur.r S-Majj»ttc 'Tr'. S«- » vi* I'U-n.wth ar..» *'h*rNiurs . ..«(■ Xapl#». -1w -- » » ra— l'rin;c»9 Irw | N#w York , ' ,« 1-lvmouth. Juno i >•:•».. \> «*-f2SS Wtih. In iC«t». N>* Y.r!«. for tft*"-* T<r»rrfn •aru! pr^-«-»:^> g,- Gibrattftr. Jun^ 2— Spanish Prince t^*- Odm. M^- Sl-V.rot» trrit). . .waJj Mh« SI ' **^ y.w York via N»il^3- - .m Xapl<:«. Jur.o -.*. I p ro tarpatS-* York. v- «ai Va'. para !•>->. June 2— «'omlor «Hr>. Nf* st t.ttrta ttc: n.ra .Sir*. Nfw^ Rthti Blaacai. June Z— N«wtod kia» York via St l.iu-ta. cllkM » IMvmouth. Junr i 11:1 V p nJ-Ej* 3^, " N>w York for i -h*rbour« ±od Hi* . Wi'Sf :r I . herho«r«. June I. * p m-Kiiw « #**M Grt>»^ «C*r>. ♦from Bremen ana »» '"•>> N«w York. tv** s*'5 *' Qu**n»to»n. June i V2:.*> \> **$~ rVsa! i\ .triini :-,>'.i(h.... , Kobe, June l-Afrioan ITin«- «JJ*Sr| Calcutta. June 1 — N«-u.nf^!.-* »'•*/.'• '.IBS*! Colombo. Jun^ 2— Kaf*nsa <l"'« cutta». Ikston an.! S** Tors- PASSEXX _ - I*l M Gibraltar. June I— America vif^ii't^S for Mpl. s un : Huv> *?a#M 11* ana Colombo, for iu.»toi» ' N L !*■ Sabres. June i— K*lwnX«ia (**«*»• •>* Port Said. etc.