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TAFI AUTO INJURES WAN President Sends Boston Special ist to Italian. TRIP TO NEW LONDON OFF Robert A. Taft, Who Was Steer ing Machine, Not Blamed for the Accident. Beverly, Ms*? . June 77.— The serious con dition of Michael Thisthwolla. the Italian laborer who was struck to-day by an auto mobile operated by Robert A. .-.'• the President's ton. has caused a hurried charge In the plan* of the Taft family, who •were preparing to depart or. the Sylph for New London to-morrow morning to at tend the Harvard-Yale regatta. Instead of attending the races, which will take place on Thursday, the family will remain In Beverly unless there . is an unexpected change for the better In the man's condi tion. The report from the Beverly Hospital i m nlgtiT «.as that his name v.-as on the dangerous list, fnd he has only a slight chance of recovery- Dr. S. J. • >.:,'T. of Boston, sent at the request of the President, arrived here late this afternoon, and he is working -with the hospital authorities, doing all that can be done for the Injured man. Robert Taft Ml greatly distressed over the affair, and •pent much of his time this afternoon at the hospital. Chief of Police W. A. Ferguson has re ceived instructions through the President's attorneys to see that the injured man re ceives every possible care and attention untli his arrival, when he will take care of the matter himself. Robert Taft has been In conference with the chief several times Mid refused to go out in the automobile =^#gain to-day. \ President to Arrive To-morrow. Secretary King of the Board of Trade received word from the Presidents secre tary to-day that th» President would arrive In Beverly early on Wednesday morning. Robert Taft. t\ith two college friends— beaten King, of Minneapolis, and George I Harrison, of Washington— started out from the Evans cottage this morning for a spin along the Massachusetts north shore. Rob ert, who has been driving the automobiles about the city considerably since his ar rlvaJ last -week, was a: the steering wheel. At Pride's crossing, about two miles from home, the streets were being oiled by a pang of men. The automobile was slowed down, the horn sounded and most of the men stepped aside. The machine- struck Thisthwolla, tossing him into the gutter. He was unconscious when picked up by Mr. Taft and his two friends. I A nearby physician was summoned and the injured man sent to the hospital, while the President's son and his friends followed •<".on afterward. The hospital surgeons said that the skull appeared to be fractured and that the man was In a Km* condition. Purely an Accident, Say All. All those who saw the affair said that it ■was purely tin accident: that the automo bile was going Slowly and that the man stepped directly in front of. it. Robert Taft this afternoon received a lone telegram from his father regarding the ac cident. The exact contents of the message are not known, but it Is generally under stood that the President instructed the 3'oung man to render whatever assistance ■I possibly could to the injured man or to his family. IFrom The T- tana Sareka.] Washington. June 27.— President Taft was irreatly shocked to-day when he learned j that an automobile driven by his 808 Rob- ' crt had run over and seriously injured a street laborer at Beverly. As soon as he i received the news the President sent the following telegram to his frierd Samuel Carr. at Boston: I "By an unfortunate automobile accident . at Beverly my boy Robert struck a street laborer, fracturing his skull. He Is at Bev erly Hospital. Will you not call up by *r>hor;e the best Furgeon in Boston and have him visit the hospital and tender service to the resident physician and do ail he can \ for the injured man?" The President then sent a personal tele gram to the injured man, . •-.-;:; his profound reeret over the accident, and cor.- ' veying to the victim his earnest ho}_-e for a \ •P«e6y recovery. This taiagßaM was not j made public. Mr. Taf: has been onfier a heavy strain for several -weeks, and has been look:: forward with the greatest delight to his bk vacation period. The accident to-day af- II lecaaf him deeply, and he spoke of it to jf *ever-J of his caKers. The President has : been rising at 5 o'clock every morning for two weeks and working until midnight, and t sometimes later. He Will start for Beverly to-morrow after nocn. Secretary Norton announced to-day that for at least two weeks after his arrival at Beverly the President would make no engagements. He r.eede rest, and Mr. Norton, who is himself a high pressure worker, will tee to it that no business except of the most urgent nature Is brou£ht to the attention of the Chief Executive for a fortnight. HUNTING HOME FOR HUGHES Parsons Believes Governor Will Take Seat on Supreme Bench. Washington. June 27.— Representative Parsons, of New Ycrk. who wa.« at the "White Room to-day, said on leaving that he di<2 not think any one would be abie to convince Governor Hughes that he ought to give up his place on the Supreme Court tench ar><S again run for Governor. Mr. Parsons paid that, at the request of Governor Hughes, ho wag look!r.j for a permanent home for the Governor la Wash ington, to be occupied by him this fall •when he comes to enter on j is duties on the Supreme bench. PULLMAN CASE EXTENSION. Washington. June .— On account of the Inability of the attorneys to obtain a hear ing: of the Pullman case before the United States Circuit Court In Chicago to-day, the Interstate Commerce Commission suspended its order, effective July l. until July 12. House Hunting? Suppose you read the Real Estate advertisements to day. You will probably find what you want. Ad vertise for it if you don't. It will aave a lot of worry. THE TRIBUNE, 154 Nassau St. Uptown, 2364 Broadway. : WANT OLD SENATORS' SEATS i Dolliver and Burkett File on Desks of Hale and Aldrich. [From Tie Tribune Bureau.] Washington. June 27.— Senators Dolliver a-, i Burkett have filed on the Sen ate- desks of Senators Hale and Aldrich. respectively. Mr. BuTkett. who is one of the youngest members of the Senate, is i facing a hard fight for re-election, but if She Is successful he will be assigned the •eat so long occupied by the Senate leader. Mr. Aldrich's seat is No. 54. and is near the middle of the third row on the Repub lican side. immediately in front of him In the second row is Senator Lodge's seat, and to the left H >:r Lodge ie Senator Half's familiar place. Senator Dolliver is in the back row on the Republican side, in seat No. SI. His seat mate on the right is Senator Crane, but the Massachusetts Senator is always so busy on the floor that few Senators kno w which is his regular place. Mr. Dolliver is now one of the most active members of the insurgent group, but he will be unable to convert any of his new scat mates to his cause, for Senator Warren will be on his left and Senator Lodge on his ri^ht, while immediately in front of him will be Sen ator Gallinger. These three Senators are among the stanehest Republicans in the Senate, and it is possible their restraining influence may win back Mr. Dolliver to a political cause which he espoused with so much vigor before the advent of Senator Cur:mins. Under the practice of the Senate, each Senator is jermitted to make one filing on a seat. Akoat a year ago Senator Borah filed on S»T.at<>r Aldrichs seat. Later there v.as a report that Mr. Aldrich might seek a re-election, and Mr. Borah relinquished his filing and made a new filing. Mr. Bur kett. whose seat number is 23, was anxious to move. a.nd decided to take a chance on the retirement of Mr. Aldrich. Fur a long time Senators Root and Burton, who sit in the Cherokee Strip on the Democratic side. l.aye been anxiojus to move across the aisle, whtre they might mingle with their politi cal associates. If the next Nebraska Legislature does not re-elect Mr. Burkett. the seat of Senator Aldricli wOI F" to Senator Burton. Sen ator Root has filed on Mr. Dolliver's seat, and is certain of a place on the Republican side ;n the next Congress. SUBSIDY HEARING ENDS Unofficially Announced That No Corruption Had Been Found. Washington. June 27 -After three months of hearings, the House committee to investi gate ,-hargres reflecting on. members of Con pea) in connection with shir subsidy legis lation closed its Washington sessions to day with an unofficial announcement to r oir.s.-! that it had found no i orruptlon <>n the part of any member of Congress. Two Western newspaper tditors, J. A. O'Mahoney. of Indianapolis, and W. A. Shaw, editors of "The Texas Farmer,'" testified to-day that they believed there was a lobby here, hut neither produced any definite details. Mr. O'Mahoney had heard that ten men were on the payroll of what he called the "steamship combine," but lie could suggest only two name?, and. asked whom he meant by "'venal subsidized newspapers." said newspapers were subsidized by their adver tisements. The committee rebuked Mr. Shaw for his allegation that there we're steamship representatives in Congress, inasmuch as such a "slander" was. they said, unsup ported by any details whatever. HOURS OFJ-ABOR LEGAL Ruling of Interstate Commerce Commission Upheld Washington. June 27 —Announcement was made by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion to-day that t"nited States District Judpe Page Morris, holding court in lowa, had decided that the federal law regulat i: -r the hours of service of train crews on interstate railroads was constitutional. The attorneys for th<= defendant— the Illi nois Central Railroad— attacked the consti tutionality of the law on thirteen different grounds. Their principal reliance, how ever, was upon the decisioi: of the United States Supreme Court in the employers,' Ua !>■;;'-. cases. In its statement the cm mission says: In the interpretation of the bouff of ser v:ce act. which limits the service of the train crew to sixteen hours in any twenty-tour hour period, the court held that the per formance by the engineer of dutiea required by the rules of the company in preparation for a trip during the half hour previous to the Kbeaoted tim« for the departure of a train from an inif.a! terminal, made such engineer O n duty during such half hour, and that this t;rr.«» must be included in the time of permitted service Tli* case was a test case, the statement concludes. It was the first decision by any court upon the constitutionality of th«» law and the first judicial interpretation of its provisions. LAURA R. CRAMER ENJOINED Charged with Securing $40,000 for "Spirit Messages." Washington, June 27.— Lee M. Hard, con servator of the estate of Fenton J. Hurd. a wealthy resident of Greenwich. Conn., got ■ temporary injunction in the District Su preme Court here to-day to restrain Laura R. Cramer from disposing of 540,000 in cash and securities which the conservator al leges the woman has obtained from the elder Hurd without consideration. The courts in Greenwich last March ad judge.l the elder Hurd Incompetent to man age his affairs and appointed ]>c M. Hurd the conservator of his estate. The petition to the- court alleges that Hard gave sums of money aggregating $40,000, in amounts as large as 510.000 each, to the Cramer woman, who purported, it Is alleged, to be furnish ing spirit messages from Hurd's deceased wife. The money, or securities which may have been bought, with it, is in a vault in Washington, the conservator alleges. The court set next Friday for hearing on a final order. BROWNE JURY TALKS FIGHT Jefries-Joimson Contest Leads to a Wrestling Match. Chicago. June 27.— The jury which is con sidering the Browne bribery case had been out eighty hours at midnight to-night, twenty-one hours longer than the previous Cr.ciago ie:or<l of fifty-nir.e hours. Judge McSurely intimated to-day that the "jury might continue in talon until next Friday, or even later If necessary. Even in the jury room the Jeffries-John son fight is not forgotten. This developed to-day when Judge McSurely called the re porters to him. "Boys," be amid, "it is quite useless to ruess how the Jury stands. Nobody knows. 1 don't know myself. 1 saw In one of the papers that the jurymen have been en gaged In a fistic encounter. As a matter of fact there was nothing in it. Two Jurors who are agreed as to the verdict got into a friendly argument as to the re lative merits of Jeffries and Johnson. This developed into a wrestling match. It was not serious." ANOTHER MIDSHIPMAN ILL. Washington, Juno 27.— Midshipman Rich ard Evdjm Byrd. on the Massachusetts, of the United States practice squadron, has b*fen transferred to the Royal Naval Hos pital at Plymouth. England, suffering trom typhoid fever. I>yrd com— from Virginia. When the squadron arrived in England Midshipman G. A. Bmith. of Illinois, sta tioned on the lowa, was taken to a hospital with typhoid fever. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. JUNE 28. 1010. TAFT WAS ECONOMICAL His Desire for Reduction in Ex penditures Sore Fruit. MANY MILLIONS SAVED Representative Tawney Says Re cent Session Was Not a . Billion-Dollar One. fFrcm The Tribune Bureau.] Washington. June 27.-The desire of Pres ident Taft for the reduction of govern mental expenditures and his insistence that Congress and the executive departments curtail their expenses as much as possible have borne fruit This is evidenced by the statement issued to-day by Representative Tawney. of Min nesota chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Mr. Tawney shows that the appropriations made at the session Just closed are about £3,000,000 less than those of the last regular session and the special tariff session. He shows also that his com mittee reduced the estimates by almost $1,000,000. While Mr. Tawney asserts that the ses sion just adjourned was not of the billion dcllar variety, the ranking member of the minority. Representative Livingston, of Georgia, declares that the appropriations amount to $1.027.133,446 44. Mr. Tawney's statement shows that the total amount ap propriated was $9:50.975.760 64, from which should be deducted for the Panama Canal expenditures $37.555.000. The difference be tween the estimates arises from the fact that Mr. Tawney includes in his appropria tions only such expenditures as will be made durint? the fiscal year 1911, while Mr. Livingston includes even the authorizations. President Taft's Efforts. In speaking of the success which has at tended President Taffs endeavor to secure an economical administration of the public funds. Mr. Tawney said: "The Presidents efforts have been at tended by remarkable and most gratifying results in the first year of the application of the law. in that the estimates transmit ted by him at the beginning of this session, in December last, show a reduction under the estimates for the previous year, mitted by his predecessor, of $80,261,738 43 and a reduction of $44,760.23166 under the appropriations which Congress made pur suant to the previous year's estimates, and a resulting estimated surplus in annual revenues of $33,931,327 49. "The careful attention and businesslike consideration thus given to the preparation, of the estimates of appropriation* submit ted by the Executive to this session of Congress have saved to the Treasury, as shown by the actual appropriations, a great many millions of dollars. A fair and in telligent application of this law in the fut ure, and by other Presidents, will not only tend materially to reduce our appropria tions, but will place them upon a basis that will indicate a total avoidance of wasteful and reckless expenditure of public money. And it will bring about, as it should, in the public mind a realization that the legis lative branch of the government is not wholly responsible for the integrity and amount of federal expenditures." Mr. Livingston denounced what he called a large increase on account of pubile ex penditures, an increase of the public debt, "half a billion dollars spent for militarism and the treasury drained for army an-1 liavy. " Debate on Militarism. Mr. Tawney declared there was a sub stantial reduction in current military ex pends, while Mr. Livingston asserted th'it under the reclamation issue and naval ap propriations "we have a policy that stands for interest-bearing bonds issued against the humble homes of the settlers and the lavish handing out of millions upon tens of millions of dollar- raised by onerous taxation to satisfy the greed of shipbuild ers and armor plate contractors and to maintain a national policy of pomp and splendor." Mr. Tawncy urged abrogation of tH« rule, instituted by a Demoeiat 1 House, giving to eight different committees the power of preparing the morcy bills for each Con gress, and the adoption of a new rule, con stituting one committee, large enoug-i io be representative of every section, to have initial control over all appropriation bills. He supported th:3 by showing that the Appropriations Committee in the bills in its jurisdiction cut $16,933,925 under the es timates, while he bills from the seven other committees exceeded the estimates by 527. 921,402. Mr. Tawney figured that the total de ficiencies appropriated for at the last ses sion are less by $7,587,654 than thofee of t»ie previous session, and $11,825,789 less than the average annual deficiencies sines tha Spanish war. Mi. Livingston, comparing four years of Roosevelt's term with the last four years of Cleveland's administration, said there was "nearly $4,000, 000,u00 for four years of Republicanism as compared with less than half that sum lor the same period by a Democratic President. The military ex penses," declared Mr. Livingston, "amount to considerably more than all the rest of the federal expenses put together—approx imately 70 per cent of all such expenses. I do not believe there ever was a military despotism on earth th.vt took as large a toll from the taxes extorted from all the people for purposes purely of war." Out Of these hundreds of millions of dol lars thus difsipated. he said, there was naught but memories of wages, food and raiment bought for drones and non-pro ducers; a few more floating engines of war, costly fortifications that later will become obsolete, the real, everyday service of the people getting comparatively little. RIVERS AND HARBORS POLICY Future Bills To Be Trained by Army Engineers. Washington, Junt 27. — It leaked out to day that three cays before Congress ad journed President Taft started in to dictate a message vetoing the river and harbor bill, which he finally signed. At the last moment the Pres'.dent decided to give the framers of the measure a hearing. He sent for them and it was because of their ex planations and the announcement of their plans for the future that Mr. Taft finally affixed his signature to the bill. The President was told that the commit tee in charge of the bill had been com mitted by previous Congresses to carry on certain projects. The other items in the bill, It was taid, were in accord with the policy which the President has announced for his administration. This means that in the future river and harbor bills are to be framed by army en gineers. Certain specific projects are to be decided upon by the engineers as feasible and of general benefit. Then they will be carried forward. Mr. Taft in his message to Congress on Saturday last announced that he would not sign another bill so gen eral in character. Senator Nelson and Representative Alex ander talked the matter over with the President to-day and announced that they were in hearty accord with the President* policy. Mr. Alexander said: "The President wants an elimination of all unimportant projects, even though they have been approved by the engineers, and th« systematic- completion, of the more im portant ones. The act of 1910 paves the way for this reform, in which Senator Nel son and I are in hearty accord. It has also paved the way for an annual bill of mod erate size, not to exceed $25,Wj,0GQ or 530, 000,000, which in the only way of overcoming the present piecemeal policy." PLANS FOR RAISING MAINE To Make Preliminary Investiga tion and Then Build a Dam. Washington. June 27.— 0f course, the army engineers will do their best to carry out Mie wishes of Congress, twice expressed, that an effort snail be made to raise the wreck or the battleship Maine from the bottom of Havana Harbor, where it lies embedded in twenty-seven feet, of slime an<l ooze. But the engineers are frank to confess that they do not know the extent of the task before them, and they believe that the $300,000 appropriation will not be sufficient. So their present idea is to use as much of the money as may be necessary to make a thorough examination of the wreck and the surrounding bottom of the harbor. The only method known ot raising a Bhi;> In the condition of the Maine is to surround her with a coffer clam, from which the water can be pumped, allowing the hull to be drained and the holes in the bottom closed. Engineering history faile to disclose a cof fer dam of the mammoth proportions that would be required to inclose the Maine, for it must be as long as a city block and as high as a five or six story building— that is. from the bottom of the timbers to the top. Its cost would probably exceed the total appropriation. So what the engineers probably -will do is to make a thorough preliminary investiga tion. This will cost a good deal of money and occupy much time. Ir. fact, it is rea sonably certain that Congress will again be in session before the results are known and the engineers can tell just how much money it will cost to raise the ship. Then, if Congress should decide to supply the de ficiency in the appropriation the wreckers will go ahead with their work. Otherwise it seems probable that the Maine will be broken up under water and removed piece meal from the bottom of the harbor. TO OPEN_POSTAL BANKS First Meeting of the Trustees To Be Held To-morrow. [From The Tribune Bureau. 1 Washington, June 27.— Steps have been taken to put the postal savings bank sys tem in operation at the earliest possible date. A great deal of preliminary work must be done, and it will be several months before any depositories will be ready to accept funds. The administration of the law is in trusted to a board of trustees, consisting of the Postmaster General, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, the Postmaster General being chairman of the board. Under the House bill, as pre sented to the Republican caucus, the Sec retary of the Treasury was designated as chairman of the board, but this w.is changed in order more clearly to identify the new banks with the Postoffice Depart ment. The first meeting of the board of trus tees will be held to-morrow, when the situation will be gont ove.- in a general way and plans outlines for organizing the service and adopting regulations for the conduct of thi« new government business. A test will be made in a few postofficeo before the system Is applied to the country generally. Postmaster General Hitchcock hao ap pointed a commutes of departmental offi cers to begin the preparation of such blank forms and instructions as will be needed in the establishment of the postaj savings system. To aid this committe? in its work he has requested the postal administrations of all foreign countries that have savings banks to furnish his department with samples of their blank forms and copies of their regulation? and instructions. FEARED A CANNON SPEECH Democrats Heard the Speaker Was Going to Lecture Them. Washington, June 27.— The story of what threatened to be a dramatic episode in the closing hours of Congress leaked out to day. A rumor spread on the Democratic side of the House on Saturday night that Speaker Cannon would devote the final hour to an excoriation of both the insur gent Republicans and the Democrats for their attitude in some of the strenuous periods of the session. Just at this time Mr. Martin, of Colorado, 1 Democrat, sprang his successful effort for action on a resolution to investigate the Philippine friar land sales. Mr. Rodenberg, of Illinois, a Republican colleague of Mr. Cannon, hurried to Mr. Clark, of Missouri, the Democratic leader, urging him to call off Mr. Martin. Mr. Hark asked Mr. Rodenberg point blank whether the Speaker intended to make such a speech, declaring that if there ■c\as any such purpose he -would demand an hour himself, and would not only not call off Mr. Martin, but would aid him. Mr. Rodenberg knew of no such intention, nor did anybody else, so far as the Demo crats could learn, and Mr. Clark and other Democratic eonferrees talked with the wrathy Coloradan. Mr. Martin was obdu rate, but succeeded in having the resolution passed without delaying adjournment. OKLAHOMA CAPITAL FIGHT Authorities at Washington Not In clined to Interfere. Washington, June 27. — In an Informal wav officials of the Department of Justice have been looking into the situation involved in the removal of the Oklahoma state capital from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. The de partment has not interfered In the contro versy further than to advise the United States marshal's office in the state to avoid friction with Governor Haskeli in the ser vice of paper? on him, but in case of trouble to advise with the District Attorney. Direct appeal has been made asking the government to bring proceedings in the federal courts .to prevent a change In the location of the capital. Whether it will acquiesce in the request appears to be doubtful. Officials who are willing to ex press any opinion on the subject think not. Others point out that there is plainly writ ten in the Congressional enabling act the positive declaration that the capital shall not be changed until 1913. Attorney General V\ ickersham, to whom the appeals from both sides have come, is out of the City. REFUNDING PLAN ABANDONED George Washington University Dis cusses New Suggestions. Washington, June 27.— The trustees of Georgft Washington University announfed to-day that the funding of the floating debt of $105,000 through a proposed second 6 per cent bond issue had been abandoned. After a discussion of a plan for making a second deed of trust, including as liens, along with liens of creditors, the amounts borrowed from the endowment fund, no decision was reached. Acting President elect Rear Admiral Stockton announced that six rented buildings of the university would be abandoned next year and that the Department of Architecture would be discontinued. The resignation of the Rev. Dr. Richard D. Harlan. who has acted for several years as financial agent of the university, ■was accepted. PARR'S FIRST INSTALMENT. Washington, June 27.— Twenty thousand dollars will be paid on July 1 to Richard parr, the New York , customs employe, whose vigilance in detecting frauds in un derweighlng sugar imports saved the gov ernment more than $2,000,000. Parr's total reward is to be $300,000. For the remaining $SO.fXK) Secretary MacVeagh will ask Con gress to make the necessary provision. The money to be paid on July 1 will come out of the moiety funds. INQUIRIES BY CONGRESS Senate and House Ordered Many Investigations. SOME ALREADY COMPLETED Statement by Senator Gore in Regard to His Charges of Bribery. (From The Tribune Bureau! Washington, June 27.— The session of Con gress just adjourned, besidc3 having fstah lished an unusual record for legislative ac tivity, will go down in history as partic ularly noteworthy because of its curiosity and inquisitiveness. It xvas so anxious to secure first hand Information on a variety of subjects that sixteen committees or com missions will be forced to work during the recess and gather facts desired. Many committees finished investigations and made reports. Others have not yet completed their inquiries, and some have not started to work. In the near future all will be under way with the usuai power to administer oaths, make inspection tours snd draft majority and minority reports. The most important of the investigations launched by the last session of Congress were as follows: Senate inquiry Into the bribery scandal connected with the election of Senator Lorimer, of Illinois. Senate and House investigations of the bribery charges preferred by Senator Gore in connection with Indian contracts for legal services. No date has been fixed for the beginning of this inquiry, but it is thought that hearings will not be held until early next fall. Joint investigation of conservation poli cies involved in the Ballinger-Pinchot con troversy. Senate investigation of the administration of the Reclamation Service fund. Examination by three engineers into the feasibility of the deep waterway project as It pertains to the Illinois and Desplainea rivers. Inquiry by the Interstate Commerce Com mission into the cost of railway postal cars. Survey by a commission of the desirability of legislation defining the liability of em ployers for personal injuries to employes. Survey by a commission to be appointed by the "President of the desirability of fed eral regulation of railroad stock and bond issues. Investigations by a House committee of the naturalization situation in New York. House Investigation of alleged irregulari ties la the sale and use of Philippine friar lands. «• Commission to further the cause of in ternational peace- Investigation by the Commissioner of Labor of conditions of employment in the steel industry. Survey of the question of preserving the navigability of rivers by forest conserva tion. ; Senate investigation of alleged atrocities perpetrated on prisoners in "third degree" inquisitions. House investigations of lobbying for and against ship subsidy legislation. Senate investigation of misuse of the postal franking privilege. The gr^nt majority of thesp commissions have been fnstrurted to report to Congress In December. Three of th<» five members of the Senate committe--; which i? to investi gate the oharffe3 made by Senator Gor» held an informal meeting to-day. At the adjournment of the meeting a statement was given out, which is in part as follows: '•The impression seems to have been given out that Senato." Gore stated on the floor of the Senate upon his own responsibility that some* member of the Senate Is inter ested in thes? Indian contracts. The com mittee desires to call attention to the fact that this is not correct, and that what Senator Gore did say was the following: 'Of course, the integrity of no one could be Im peached upon the testimony of an inter ested or untrustworthy witness. But the gentlemen who manifested ?o much inter est in my financial welfare stated to me that a member of the Senate was inter ested in those contracts, and he stated to me that a member of the Housa was in terested in those contracts.' "From this it appears clearly that Sena tor Gore himself does not charge any mem ber of the Senate with being interested in any of these contracts, but simply states that this charge was made to him by an other person. The committee will act as promptly as circumstances Will perit anl will make a very thorough investigation within the limits of the resolution under which they are acting." HITCHCCCK FINDS A PLACE Was for Widow of a Negro Who Lost His Life 151 Postoffine Building. [Eroin The Tribune Bureau. ] "Washington, June 27.— Postmaster Gen eral Hitchcock was happy to-day, for he has relieved his conscience of a load which has given him a preat deal of worry. Some time ago a poor negro laborer lost his life in the Postoffie Department Building. He left a wife and five small children. The idea of the mother and her little flock losing their only means of support, al most under his eyes, seemed to prey greatly upon Mr. Hitchcock's mini.. Many times he spoke of the unfortunate family in the presence of members of Congress and other callers. A fr;w days ago Mr. Hitchcock asked Theodore L. Weed, his chief clerk, whether the widow was physically able to work, and. if so. to try lo find a position in the department, where she could earn enough to support herself and children. After an investigation Mr. Hitchcock was informed that there was not an opening in the department outside of the classified ser vice. It wa& at this point that Mr. Hitchcock convinced the men in his office of the in justice of the charge of his critics that he measures all his patronage favors by politi cal considerations. After a silence he ex claimed: "I simply must find a place tor tliat poor woman. Weed, you call up Sec retary Nagel and see if he cannot do some thing for her." Mr. Nagel found a place, and the negress went to work to-day in the Department of Commerce and Labor. BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS. HAVE YOU READ Winston Churchill's new noiJtl "A Modern Chronicle" It is quite the best picture in fiction of "society" life in New York, urban and suburban, in summer re sorts, at Country Clubs and Newport. Illustrated, $1.50 MAKE A NOTE TO GET IT TO-DAY LOST BANKBOOKS. LOST OK STOLEN— Bankbook No. 410.733 of the Orman Savings Bank In the City Of New York, corner 4th aye. and 14th St., Issued to LUzi« Geh)<-n. All persons are cautioned against negotiating the sanw. If not returned to the bank on the 11th day of July. 11*10. a duplicate will be issued. LOST OR STOLEN— Bankbook NO. 531.757 of tho German Savings .bank In the City of New York, corner 4th*ave and 14th st., issued to Kramißk;i Morsch, In trust for Conrad Hlrt. All jiri'HJiis are cautioned againut negotiating the same. If not returned to th« bank on the ISth day of July, 1610, * duplicate will be lMued. LOST. — Bankbook No. ltS*,tMl. Bank for Say- Ings. i!K»» >iiii ay*., New York. Payment stopped. Please return book to bank. LOST. — Ban. ; ■ . No. iw*S.lOU, Bank for Sav ing". l!SU4tli ay« . New York- Payment •topped. Please return book to bank. CHARLTON'S SURRENDER Continued from flr»t page. lice Commissioner Baker of Ml city to watch for Charlton. Mr. Fuchs says that no attention was paid to these re quests, and the Italian officials in this country are much Incensed. No special inspectors were sent to meet incoming ships, in accordance with the Italian re quost. and if it had not been for Cap tain Scott and Police Chief Hayes, of Hoboken. Charlton would have escaped from the Prinzess Irene. The prosecution, and especially the family of the murdered woman, are con siderably cast down over the turn the case has taken. There is a great deal of talk about the choice of a time to bring up the extradition treaty, and the possibility that a self-confessed criminal will go free, while the Charlton case might have been considered on its mer its and the general subject of extradi tion taken up at a more opportune time. The defence is so sanguine of the re sults of the correspondence on the sub ject of the treaty that the insanity plea is being allowed to wait in the back ground until Italy's final reply to Sec retary Knox is received. The insanity defence will be taken up again, if neces bary, and it will be sought to make in sanity a bar to extradition. Insanity Plea in Background. The stand will be taken that on extra dition proceedings a prisoner has a right to be heard In his own defence, and an insane man cannot defend himself. The prosecution expects this line of de fence, and If Chariron is declared insane will insist that he be sent to a govern ment asylum. Captain Scott declares that he will wait any length of time that may be necessary, and if Charlton is ever declared cured and freed from his asylum the captain will insist that the extradition proceedings be resumed at the point where they were broken off by the insanity decision. There was a conference yesterday in the office of Prosecutor Garven. In Jer sey City, to decide or. the line of the prosecution. Emil Fuchs represented Captain Scott, while Mr. di Rosa and Umberto Mossoli, counsel for the Italian consulate, represented Italy, and Assist ant Prosecutor George T. Vickers was the representative of New Jersey. It was decided to present to-day only the evidence to prove the commission of the crime and that Charlton was the mur derer. Mr. di Rosa has now copies of papers from Italy furnishing the evidence neces sary to prove the crime and the corpus delecti, but the original papers were ex pected last night from the Ita-lian gov ernment If they do not arrive as ex pected, the prosecution will ask an ad journment of the case this morning. To Ask for Delay. The defence has already, however, de cided to ask for an adjournment, and yesterday afternoon Prosecutor Garven Was asked to agree to this. Mr. Garven refused to make an agreement in ad vance, but insisted that the request for an adjournment must be made before Judge Blair in open court. It was agreed, therefore, that Edward Smith, law partner of ex-Senator Ed wards, of New Jersey, who is associated with R. Floyd Clarke, of this city, in the defence, should represent the de fence in court to-day and ask for an ad journment. Mr. Vickers will represent the state. As he has been informed of the action the government Is taking in regard to the extradition of Charlton, he will not oppose an adjournment. Prosecutor Garven said yesterday that the Insanity plea would be a proper defence in the hearing before Judge Blair, but it is understood that there will be no attempt to introduce it at this time. Mr. Fuchs is still searching for witnesses to combat the insanity de fence. He plans to call as witnesses. In addition to those he has already seen. Police Chief Hayes of Hoboken and some PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD t Bulletin. A DOUBLE HOLIDAY AT THE SHORE, luly 4, Independence Day, falls this year on Monday This combination presents an exceptional opportunity for a double holiday at the seashore. The New Jersey coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May is a continuous chain of attractive resorts on the edge of the ocean. Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Spring Lake, Matawan, Red Bank, Elberon, Belmar, Sea Girt, Point Pleasant and the group of popnlar places on the upper coast, where beau tifully shaded avenues skirt the sea, are within easy reach and offer attractions that appeal strongly to the inhabitant of the city. Beach Haven, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Anglesea, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, and Cape May on the lower coast offer exceptional facilities for yachting, fishing and bathing, and call long and loud to the lover of water sports. All of these desirable outing spots are closely connected with New York by the complete train service of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Fast and frequent express trains run to all the upper coast resorts; through trains leave at convenient hours for At lantic City, and good connections for Cape May and the lower coast resorts are made via North Philadelphia and the Delaware River Bridge. Any Ticket Agent will furnish time tables and tickets on ap plication, or information may be readily obtained by telephone, 1032 Madison Square. FUNDS NEEDED To Celebrate An Old Fashioned Fourth Mayor Gaynor Has appointed an Independence Day Committee to ar ranga for an old fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Monoy is needed to carry out the pians. The Committee is planning a Military and Civic Pa'-a-.ie. for Dis trict Celebrations in the Parks and Playgrounds, and for exercises in con nection with the Centennial Opening of the City Hall. The civic pride which animates Yorkers, no less than the patri otic feeling inspired by the occasion, ieads the Committee to hepe tnat the considerable expenditura entai.ed by app.-opriata decorations, bands, and by entertainments will be readily provided by popular subscription. The Committee urges the citizens of New York to make a prompt and liberal response to this appsal to their generous and patriotic impulses. Subscriptions may be forwarded to JAMES S. CUSHMAN, Treasurer Independence Day Committee. Room oil, Pulitzer Building. Ne%* York City. JOHN H. FINLEY, Chairman Independence Day Committee. of the keepers in the Hudson County" Jail, who have Charlton under their cart- More letters were received by him yes terday written by Charlton about the time of the murder. One came from San Francisco and was written on June 6 to a sister of the murdered woman, it contained the passage: •You may think I am conceited, bat I know that Mary is happy with me." Says Letters Prove Sanity. Mr. Fuchs la prepared to produce also a letter found in Charlton's room in the villa at Lake Como addressed to the Russian Ispolatoff, who was arrested when the crime was discovered and freed in a few days. The letter said that Charlton and his wife had to go away for their health, and Chariton was sorry that he could not wait to say goodby. Mr. Fuchs said yesterday: "1 am satisfied from everything I have accumulated Saturday afternoon and Sunday that I can prove absolutely that he was and is sane, and was sane on the way over. As for what has occurred since then I can only reply that sir. his arrest he has been acting under ad vice." .Ex-Judge Charlton and his son Robert returned to this city yesterday from Washington, where Judge Charlton went Friday night to bury his father-in-law. Mrs. Charlton. the prisoner's stepmother, did not come with them, and It Is un derstood that she will not come here. Judge Charlton and Robert did not visit the Hudson County jail yesterday, nor did any of the lawyers concerned in the defence. Dr. Arlitz was the only one who called on the prisoner, as has been the ca3e since Friday. He made his usual state ments about dementia and raving, which were contradicted, as usual, by the prison officials. R. Floyd Clarke said that since the arrest of Charlton he had received numerous letters about the murdered woman. He was very vague in discussing the contents of the lettera> OFFICIALS IN QUANDARY Belief. However, That Charlton, if Sane, Will Be Given Up. "-"> m The Tribune Bureau.] Washington. June 27.— State Department officials, unmistakably in a quar.dary over the problem presented by the Charlton ex tradition, apparently are not disposed to regard whatever correspondence may have passed between the department and the Italian diplomatic representative as con stituting a demand for the surrender of Ms prisoner. Although Secretary Knox refuses to dis cuss the case, because he may be call-d upon later to pass upon the question, the department maintains that no forma; re quest has been received. It Is believed that any demand made by Italy will be conditional, with the under standing that it is not to be construed as a modification of its former attitude that the extradition treaty .iocs not co\.er the surrender by either country of its own citizens. If Charlton is declared sane, it :s believed that he will cc given up ;r.d»r these conditions, as otherwise the crime in which he confesses would go unpunished. This action would amount virtually r o a suspension of the application of the treaty in the present instance. The prisoner would be turned over for trial on the broader ground of the administration of justice. The Italian Penal Code itself stipulates that an Italian subject shall not be turntd over to another government for trial, and it is not regarfled as likely that the Italian government will go to the extent of chang ing its laws and revising Its treaty of ex tradition with the United States in order that Charlton may b« punished. WILL ASK FOR SURRENDER Italian Foreign Office Decides to Act. Rome. June 27.— The Foreign Offlo to day decided to follow the provisions of the Italian-American extradition conventions and to ask for the extradition of Porter Charlton, leaving: it -with the American au thorities to accept or refuse the request. With this decision the Lake Como mur der case enters the realm of diplomacy, and the outcome of the exchanges between Rome and Washington will be followed with an interest quite outside that attach ing to the murder of Mrs. Charlton. As soon as it was known here that the confused slayer was nnrter arrest In the United States, the Ministry of Just! i ogclzed the unusual situation in which Iba Italian authorities were placed, and forth with referred the whole matter to tfca F" reign Office.