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last words had been read and moved for
immediate concurrence. Senator Cobb
v -<= ready for that, and moved as an
amendment that it be referred to the
Finance Committee,
Debate on this was begun by Senator
Woman; He mM that aside from the
direct nominations bill the financial
problem was before the Legislature, and
the people of the state were intensely
interested in it and demanded its care
ful consideration.
-1 an greatly surprised that this mo
tion should come from the Republican
6 ido of the chamber." said Senator Cobb.
"At least we owe a little consideration
to our Republican Governor. And we
mustn't forget that- our party must go
out and face the voters on the record we
are making now. There's no use beat
ing : around the bush. T/iis motion was
r.iade to avoid action on the measures
preheated for our consideration. The
question for Republicans is whether
they want to adjourn without action on
the Governor's recommendations. If
there are any such they can take the re
tpohsibility and the odium for such
action I will not stand for shrinking
boat responsibility for a single measure.
Let's be men and not try to dodge. This
-course would place the Republican Sena
tors in the ridiculous position of skulk
ing him only to be called back here
again. It's warm now. but it would be
warmer in July or August, and we're
likely to be here then if we don't act
calmly and sanely now."
Thereupon Senator Grattan gave birth
to his highest achievement — a rollicking,
not to say a.id, speech, jibing Gover
nor Hughes, the Go\ernor"s followers in
and out of the Legislature, ex-President
Roosevelt, Senator Root, because of his
failure to elect Senator Hir.man. and
Senator Cobb, majority leader, for his
failure to control . more votes for his
bill. s£§
Hot Retort from Newcomb.
His speech stung Senator Xewcomb to
hot retort.
"I never knew of a more impudent,
foolish, even insane proposition than that
froposed to-night by Senator Grattan,"
said Mr. Xewcomb. "I am glad at least
to see the bipartisan combination which
1 have frequently seen here under Sena
tor Grady's leadership working: to-night
under a Republican leader. it shows
same stray word of mine may have found
SEven hotter was Senator Davenport's
:*rifTX. He said it was no time for jeer
ing at men like Hughes, Roosevelt and
Hoot. (■rattan, he said, spoke as the
mouthpiece of one who was "fiddling
.i'<:-i outside this chamber while Rome
"Theodore Roosevelt stands in the
niinds of the world as the chief citizen
of this republic.'' said Davenport. "No
light buffoonery with respect tb him will
avail to stop this work done by that sort
of, leadership. It's no caprice on the
part of the Governor which has called
us back here. It is the demand of th(
people of the state that something be
Or<ne to wrest the nominating machinery
Iruin the hands of a few despots who do
rot want to give ui> the power. I say to
you that by conduct like this to-night
you are killing party government and
you are dancing on the coffin of the Re
publican party."" .
Senator Grady made a mellow fare
well address to the "old guard" — a la
Napoleon. "All we have to say to
Hughes is that we acted according to
our will and r«ot his," be added.
Following Gravy's speech came the
vote on Cobb"s amendment to refer the
adjournment resolution to the Finance
Committee. It stood 'Si to _;, Winner
and Platt not voting. The vote in detail:
Ayes — Kgacw. AlUn, Brough. Burlinpame.
Oobb. Ooi<lt.«. Davenport. r.a\ is. Gletjfcill. Grif
mh. Hamilton. Hetcock. Hewitt.. Hill. Hinxnan.
Jlubts, UcKenzi«, Sen-comb. Rosy, Thomas,
Travis. tVablwrirfit and White.
Not-s — A!i, JJayn*. lirackeu, CafTrey, Coat*,
Crcnla, <-u!]<»n, En^reon. Prawley. Gardner!
<;:ady. Graitah. Harden. Harie. Ilolden, EOmeL
UcMsoous, Sleade, Rjuncperger. Schlossicr Scfauls,
£tl!2wll, C. J). Suiiivan aa-3 Wagner.
Vote to Adjourn To-day.
After midnight the llerritt resolution
for adjournment at 2 p. m. Friday was
adopted by a combination of old guard
Republicans and Democrats by a vote
of 24 .to .:.. This was hailed by the
bi-partisan combination as putting an
c-nd finally to direct initiation this
s*ar. Those voting for the adjourn
ment resolution were: Alt, Brackett,
Coats. Emerson, Grattan, Holden, Kis
tel. iMeade. Schlosser, Republicans, and
BayiJe, Caffrey, Groom Cullen, Fraw
ley. Gardner. Harden, Harte, McManus,
Ramsperger, Schulz. Siillwell, C. D.
Sullivan and TCSgner. Democrats.
Thtjsc- " voting ,- • against adjournment
■were Agnew, Allen, m -h, Burlin
garm\ Cobb, Cordts. Davenport, Davis.
GledhiJl, Griffith, Hamilton, Heacock.
Hewitt, Hill, Hinman, Elubbs, MacKen
x\e, JTewcomb, Rose, Thomas, Travis,
TVasßwrJsht and White. Republicans.
Platt and Witt* r. Republicans, refused
to vote, and, despite protests of ..at Mrs
Cobb . 'tnd Hfnman,' were permitted by
Lieutenant Governor White not to vote.
s"heir protests brought to a dramatic
Mose the big light. Grattan, standing in
the middle- of the well directly before the
Lieutenant Governor, yellei up to hifn:
"Announce the result." He knew It
stood in his favor.
The Senate clerk dutifully announced
the result, and the Lieutenant Governor
declared the ■pal adjournment motion
Immediately afterward adjournment
was taken until 11 o'clock.
Just what the result >•■>. it all will be is
Bonu-what clouded. The Wadsworth-
Barnes men insist the financial legisla
tion can ;• passed under an emergency
message from the Governor if the Gov
ernor really wants that legislation. If
It were jessed, they feel certain there
.would be no ail* extra session.
Adverse Report of Judiciary
Committee Adopted by a
Vote of 80 to 63.
Conducts Filibuster to Permit
Absentees to Reach the Cham
ber — Roosevelt and Hughes
IBj- Telegraph 10 The Tribune.]
Albany, June 30— Beginning with a Tam
many filibuster or talk against time to per
mit some necessary absentees to reach the
chamber before an adverse vote on the
Cobb direct primary bill was taken, the
Assembly session to-day wound up In a
lively scrimmage, in which Tammany Hall
again took control of affairs. It was a
sesFion in which Tammany had a large
part in the doings, so much »o that one
disgusted Republican, who isn't deemed an
"insurgent," In the least, declared he was
siok and tired of having Tammany run the
The efforts of Assemblyman Green and
the direct nominations men to postpone
consideration of the judiciary committee's
report had been defeated, and then finally
the adverse report on the Cobb bill had
been accepted. A report on the tax bills
was put in. and a resolution to adjourn
sine die to-morrow at 2 p. m. was passed
with a whoop. Immediately C. W. Phillips
and a dozen others were on their feet de
manding to be recorded in the negative.
Speaker Wadsworth ruled that this could
not be done, as It had been a viva voce
•'Then I move to reconsider the vote by
which this motion was carried," shouted
Mr Green.
"The resolution has passed out of the
jurisdiction of the Assembly," ruled the
niMflTir The Senate was not at that time
in session.
•'I move that the resolution be recalled,"
persisted Mi. Gre^n.
Oliver Begins Filibuster.
Assemblyman Oliver, who had begun the
: Tammany filibuster, had been trying to
! get recognition meantime. Finally he
! shouted out a motion to adjourn. Mr.
Green insisted that that motion was out
of order as he had the floor, but the
' Speaker declared such a motion always
! was in order. Green forced a rollcall on
the motion, though. In which he and his
followers lost, 92 to 49.
All through the discussion of the bill
to-day ran a nasty tone of slurring and
hwolt directed at Theodore Roosevelt and
Governor Hughes. This, of course, was
most marked from the Democrats. Wal
ker, of New York, declared Mr. Roosevelt
and Governor Hughes were playing Simon
Ijtgree to the Legislature's I'ncle Tom. i
Uoyd Griseom he called a "gumdrop
leader from New York."
O'Connor, a wild Hearst man, from
Brooklyn, said he'd rather take the ad
vice of a couple of distinguished citizens
now at Reno than that of the "Terrible
Teddy." The former President and the
Governor he termed "the Barnum of Oys
ber Bay and the Bailey of Albany."
•Al" Smith and Oliver, Democrats,
somewhat more skilled In using parlia
mentary phrases, talked of "disgraceful
browbeating" and the like. Republicans
weren't far behind them. F. L. Young, of i
Westchester; Merritt and Je6se Phillips,
all took a fling at the Governor and ex-
President Roosevelt in chaste language.
Mclnerney Calls a Halt.
S<". marked was this, following the crudi- ,
ties of Tammany, that Assemblyman Me- |
[nerney. of Rochester, roundly rebuked
the Assembly leaders for permitting the
Governor and the ex-President to be
"flouted ana insulted."
1 I can't permit the Speaker and the ma
jority leader to sit in their exalted posi
tions." said he, "and rest under these in
sults delivered by the members to our Gov
ernor and ex-Fresident Roosevelt. Colonel
Roosevelt has Just returned from a trip In
which crowned heads were proud to do him
honor. Siial! we now insult him in this
chamber In which h* gave honorable ser
vlce? We owe these great Republicans
humble reparation."
Consideration of the Judiciary Commit-
U ' 's adverse report on the Frisbie hill
Mr. Green Insisted that ho
didn't want the <""l.b-<;reen bill taken up
with the Frisbie bOl, but what debate there
was practically came on the two bills. Mr.
Green moved to postpone action, but the
Speaker ruled that this motion must be
made first on the Frisbie h\V., so Green
withdrew it. Then began a Democratic
talk a*,-ainst time to permit the arrival of
some Republicans needed to assure accept
ar.'-'- of Tii" adverse report. Oliver talked.
"Al" Smith talked, Hoey interjected a ques
tion set-king information about a telegram
from "Aunt Maria" regarding direct nom
• •-■ Finally, when the purport of the
time-killing became apparent. Bates, of
H* W York, moved the previous question,
but Speaker Wadsworth refused to recog
nize him.
Merritt Closes the Debate.
Thereupon rf;>lelberg, A. J. Levy. Dono
van and finally Mr. Frisbie talked some
more. Mr. Merritt closed this "debate."
which resulted in rejecting the Frisbie bill,
MB to 2S.
That brought up the adverse report on
the Cobb-Gr<-en measure. Mr. Green made
a formal motion for postponement until to
morrow, saying that there were amend
ments under discussion, many conferences
were desired and a day's delay was only
fair. llf declared hasty action at this time
would be a very bad thing for the Repub
lican party.
Assemblyman Phillips scouted that idea.
Me said the minority of the party was try
in? to run things and was yelling "You'll
hurt the party!" whenever things went
against that minority. Murray and Dana,
of New York, and Goodspeed. of Brook
lyn, spoke for postponement. Murray read
a letter from Congressman Bennet urging
that the Cobb bill be made a caucus meas
ure. Goodspeed followed with a similar
letter from Congressman Calder. Green's
motion failed to carry, though, 42 to 99.
Following 1 that vote, which was not In
any sense a test vote, there was little de
bate on the bill itself. Mr. Meriitt said he
was Just fresh from his convention and
kn<>w pretty well what the people in nt*
county thought about this. They didn't
want It. He said a resolution advocating
direct nominations was voted down in his
caucus about 3 to l.
Merritt Refuses to Flop.
"You talk about damage to the Repub
lican party," said he. "The most damage
you could do to the party would be to
adopt this crazy scheme. The Legislature
fit the regular session took a deliberate po
sition on this issue. I stand for that. I
don't intend to flop anil write myself a
member of the Ananias Club." He thought
there was grave doubt about the legality of
the extra session on this Issue, once con
sidered by the Legislature and disposed of.
"Nobody has any right to try to force the
legislature to reverse Itself," declared Air.
Merritt. He said the legislature was vig
orously engaged in "preserving It-gisjatlvo
"If you want to make yourselves the
laughing stock Of the state and of everybody
with good sense, reverse yourselves." he
ended, "I won't."
The rollcall showed the bill beaten by
the acceptance of the adverse report, SO
to 63.
The Vote in Detail.
The vote In uetall follows:
Ayes: Republicans— Koshart, Burgoyne, Cal
lan, I'offey, Connell. Dana, Delano, Kbbets,
Fowler. Goodwin. Gray, Greenwood. Ham"».
Hlnmen. Hcraord. Lachman. Lawman. Ma c '-
IKirald Marlatt, Mrrtltt. Nolan, Parker. C. W.
Phl!lip«, J. S. Phillips. «hea. M. Smith. Stivers.
Toomlm, Victims, Yosburgh, Walters, Watprs.
"W>inst«»la. K. 11. White. Wh!tl»y. ■Whitney.
Wllsnack. Ya!e. F. I-. Young, Speaker Wads
worth — 40.
Pem<">rrat8 — Boy'an, Srenna. Caujrhlan, Don
nelly. Farrell. Fay. Fvley, Friend. FrlsMe, Ger
hardt. Gerken. (Jillrn. Goldberg. Graubard.
Hackett, Hearn, Herrlok. Hoey. Jackson. Jus*]' I }.
A J. L*vy, J. Levj . Manley. McCue. McEl'.lgott.
McKcon, Metaendorf. Maapwt. O'Conner. Oliver.
.T J. O'Neill M. A. O'Nell!. Roian. Fanner,
Shcrtt. A. K. fimith, Spielberg,* Walktr. Wcnde.
Zorn— 4o. Total, f-0.
Noes: Republlrans— A. F. Allen. H. E. Allen,
Argetsinger, Harden. Bates, Bauines. Hnnnett.
Bralnerd C. F. Brown. G. W. Brown, Cheney,
R. H. Clarke, C. S. Clark. Oolne. Cr' ys. Feeley,
Fll'.ey, Garfeln, Glore, Qoortapeed, Green, Htar
grinF, Ho!den. KOMk. l^anslnp. Uee. Lupton, Mac-
Gre&or. Mclnerney, J. U Miller, W. G. Miller.
Murray. Odell. I'crklns, Pltktn, Re«l, RoberU.
Shepardsnn, Stevenson. Sullivan, Sweet, Thomp
son, Thorn, Van Oiltida, Ward. Weber, Wetland,
Wt'mert. Wilkle. Wood — 50.
Derrvvrats— Abbey. Chanler, Cosad. Crockor.
De Long. Evans. Keller, MrGrath. Patrie, Trom
bly, L. H. White. Wright -12.
Independent — Donovan. Total. 63.
The absentees were Conklln. Doherty,
Eveleth, Raldlris (present but not voting)
and E. Young. Republicans, and Beck and
Harwood, Democrats.
These members, who opposed the measure
at the regular session, voted favorably for
it to-day: Argetsinger, Baumes, G. W.
Brown. R. H. Clarke. Higslns. Kopp, Mac-
Gregor. )de!l, Roberts and Weiland, Re
publican*, and L. H. White, Democrat.
At the regular session the Cobb bill was
defeated by a vote of 46 to 84. The Hin
man-Green bill was beaten by 67 to 77.
Speaker Wadsworth Glad.
Speaker Wadsworth wan frankly glad at
the turn things had taken. He declared
that if the Senate passed the Cobb bill with
the Griseom amendments and sent It back
to the Assembly he would fight as hard as
ever to down it once more.
"The action of the Assembly to-day,"
Speaker Wadsworth said, "should not be
considered as a gratuitous slap at the ex-
Presldent or at the Governor. The Assem
bly feels that it gave the fullest and most
deliberate consideration to primary reform
at the regular session. There never has
been a more honest verdict rendered than
that by the Assembly in the various roll
calls of the regular and special sessions.
"The supreme issue is whether the As
sembly shall swallow its convictions and
deliberately reverse its honest judgment
and thereby announce to the legislatures
of the future that the legislative branch
of the government, supposedly independent,
can be coerced and forced to occupy a sec
ondary position in our system of go%ern
ment. It is a question far beyond that ot
the merits or demerits of direct primaries.
The prestige of this Legislature and of all
legislatures to come is at stake.
"It should be understood that the Assem
bly is actuated in its action by the sin
cerest convictions, and is willing to present
the broad question of its rights and pre
rogatives, in addition to that of the merits
and demerits of the primary bills, to the
people this fall. That Js the logical tri
The Speaker was asked whether he be
lieved the action of the Legislature would
have any effect on Colonel Roosevelt's po
litical future.
"I have nothing to say on that point," he
Senator Bra:kett Says G-riscom Amend
ments Are Contemptible.
Baratoga Springs, K. V.. June 30.— State
Senator Edgar T. Brackett, who has been
a strong opponent of direct primary legis
lation, said to-day that "upon those whose
opposition to direct primaries has been
t:ased upon a theory of government" ex-
President Roosevelt's telegram would have
no effect.
"The Cobb bill," said Senator Brackett,
"is a weakling and a straddle. Its sponsors
resemble the. boy,. who .is willing to dabble
his toes in the water, but is afraid to
jump in^ The Griscom amendments, ex
ceptins*Ebe city of New York from its
operati^M^are contemptible. These amend
ments evidence that the bill is regarded as
a blister that Mr. Griscom and his asso
ciates are willing to apply to the country
if New York is exempted from its smart."
Levinson, Indicted by Rockefeller
Grand Jury, Also Fined,
Harry Levinson, the East Side deaier in
won>>n who was indicted by the Rockefeller
grand jury for <lit» sale of two w<>m< j n to
one of its agents, was sentenced by Judge
O'Sullivan In General Sessions yesterday >.o
serve sixteen month? in state prison and to
pay a fine of $500. Lovinson was allowei
to withdraw the plea of guilty made Hhori;
ly after his arroFt, and to plead guilty »o
attempting to commit the crime charged
in tho Indictment.
James \V. Osborne and George Gordon
Battle, who were assigned as ooungel when
Levinson complained of Edward Carpel,
his attorney uf record, informed JudK'i
O'ftuiiivan that Carpel had done nothing In
consistent with his duty to Levinson.
Assistant District Attorney Press oii
pos*-d the motion of Battle and Osborne f or
withdrawal of the plea, but the court held
the argument of tho defence to be well
founded that, inasmuch as the grand jur> k
agent hud never intended to place tin*
women procured from Levinson in a disor
derly house, th<* latter could bo held guilty
merely of attempting to commit the crime
denned by the statute.
Former Private Detective Was Con
victed of Murdering His Wife.
Morris M. Lustip, the former privnte de
tective, who was convicted of murdering
his wife, Rhoda, with poison, was sen
tenced yesterday In General Sessions to die
in the electric chair during the week be
ginning August S. Before imposing sen
tence Judge Foster denied the motion or
A. A. May per, Lustig's counsel, for a new
trial on the ground of newly discovered evi
dence. L'jsti* smiled at the court and left
the room with an air of bravado.
Former Dletrict Attorney Jerome ap
peared ac counsel for Benjamin Reass, of
Lustig's counsel, who was charged by
Judge Faster with contumacious conduct
during the progress of the trial. Mr. Reass
explained that he had meant no disrespect
to the <ourt and Judge Foster dismissed
the matter.
Central's Passengers Won't Have to
Visit Baggage Room Hereafter.
A new system of baggage handling ha?
been adopted at the Grand Central Ter
minal of the New York Centra!.
Passengers will no longer have to go to
the baggage room. They will go to the
baggage checking counter In the waiting
room after buying their tickets, and pre
sent the transfer company's receipt for the
baggage with the ticket. These will be
nt by pneumatic tube to the baggage
room, where the baggage will be checked
and the ticket returned to the passenger
The railroad ea-mpany aspects that about
160,000 passengers will use the road during
Saturday and .Sunday, an increase of 40 000
over the average two-day passenger list.'
Twenty ewes and nineteen rums of the
Central Park flock of Dorset .sheep were
cold at auction yesterday morning at the
sheepfold in the park. Breeders from Vir
ginia and Pennsylvania were the principal
buyers, and the :-;iie of sheep realized
1367 to. At the same time the wool sheared
recently, something over a thousand
pounds, was sold for $210 to a large Ntjw
York clothing establishment.
Hundred Issues Touch Lowest
Leveis Since Recovery of
1908 Began.
Nearness of Triple Holiday
Further Induces Heavy
Covering of Short
A break in prices exceeding in severity
that of Wednesday, occurred in the stock
market yesterday, but was finally
checked by the execution of heavy sup
porting orders, most of the issues mak
ins: substantial recoveries from their
low levels of 'he day.
The decline began at the opening,
which was in most instances under the
final figures of the preceding day. The
selling was general throughout the list,
and, as earlier in the week, represented
in large part liquidation, not a small
proportion of which was the cloaing out
by commission houses of the accounts
of customers who were unwilling, or
unable, to respond to the further calls
for margins; while there was also a
good deal of short selling. London
changed its position, selling about 50,000
shares on balance.
The commission house liquidation was
completed in the first hour, but the de
cline continued until after the noon
hour, with trading on a heavy scale and
the market passing into a condition of
demoralization and semi-panic. A great
many stop-loss orders were reached on
the way down.
About a hundred stocks touched yes
terday their lowest levels since 190S,
when the market was rallying from the
panic of the preceding October. At the
bottom the declines from Wednesday's
closing prices ran to 0% points in Union
Pacific, 0% in Southern Pacific, 0% in
Atrhison, 7 in Northern Pacific, 4% in
Great Northern, u',6 in Reading, f>% in
Rock Island, 5 in St. Paul, 4 in Amal
gamated Copper and '6% in United
States Steel common.
Big Rallies from Bottom.
The extent of the recovery is indi
cated in the net loss of only 24 in Union
Pacific, 1% in Southern Pacific, 3<4 in
Atchiscn, 3 in Northern Pacific, which
had been especially affected by a rumor,
later denied, that the dividend was to be
reduced to 5 per cent; I*4 in Great
Northern, 1% in St. Paul, % in Amal
gamated and % in Steel common.
The latter stock was the storm centre
of the session. The transactions in it
approximated nearly a quarter of the
total sales of 1,539,277 shares, and the
support given to it stemmed the tide of
liquidation after the stock had broken
through 70, at which the first appear
ance of support was noted, and had gone
to GSlij.
The buying orders in Steel were exe
cuted by houses commonly representing
the important banking interest identi
fied with the corporation, anil similar or
ders were speedily sent in for other lead
ing issues, the effect of which was to in
duce a general purchasing movement, in
which the bears figured conspicuously,
their anxiety to cover* their short con
tracts being increased by the nearness
of the triple holiday.
With the turn in the market came re
ports of a conference ot powerful in
terests to devise a programme for end
ing the panicky conditions. Such re-
Tiorts are always heard when stock mar
ket conditions become critical, and are
seldom found accurate.
Good Support Indicated.
Those of yesterday were denied, and
indeed bore their denial on their face,
for they included among the conferrees
Mr. Morgan, who was attending the
Yale-Harvard races at New London, and
Mr. Hill and Mr. Baker, who are on
their way to- Labrador on their annual
fishing trip. That various financial
groups conferred among themselves,
however, and took effective measures to
support the stocks with which they are
identified is entirely probable, and was
indicated by the sudden reversal of the
downward movement when it was be
ginning to assume alarming momentum.
The action of the Interstate Com
merce Commission in lowering certain
railroad freight rates in the Far "West
played a part in yesterday's break in
prices, as on Wednesday, but on both
days was only one of the factors con
tributing to the decline, which has been
in progress for many weeks.
The news from the spring wheat coun
try, which a few days ago caused great
apprehension, reflected in the course of
stock market prices, was ( yesterday de
cidedly reassuring, needed rains being
reported as having fallen, but little at
tention was paid to these advices. The
money market v.as a trifle firmer, on the
preparations for financing the July in
terest and dividend payments, the call
money rate advancing to 3% per cent.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: From personal experience for years
in the militia of New York more than thirty
years ago, when it was the custom to
parade annually on July 4, I am able
to state that its abandonment was to my
mind evidence of the beginning of a sane
celebration. The writer recalls that the
ambulances were filled with prostration
cases, especially in 1874 and 1875.
The Mayor deserves special commenda
tion for eliminating the silly playing with
fireworks, but it is incomprehensible how
he can be bo insistent upon calling out the
troops and exposing them to the perils of
July heat. Surely he must now admit the
folly of his request, and will have the
courage to revoke his order when he sees
that the census of public opinion, backed
by trained experts In military and medical
circles, oppose the militia parade.
New York, June 30, 1910.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Your litlinanit.irlan crusade against a
parade of the national guard on July 4 la
winning many converts from the ranks of
thoM who, taking refuge in the go-called
old fashioned idea that there should be a.
parade on that day, regardless <>( conse
quenoea to participants, are advocating
with undue vehemence a sacrifice »>n the
part Of our citizen soldiery that they would
never make themselves.
It is significant that all of the many
coupons which i have sent you have been
signed by men belonging to a labor union;
and considering the well known antipathy
of the unions to the guard this shows that
there is a limit to their animosity and (hat
deep down in their hearts they are humanl
tarlanu. A. WARD DUNHAM-
New York, June 30. MO.
Will Respond to Orders Despite
"Unnecessary Hardship."
Fourth of July Committee Needs
$8,000 More to Make the
Celebration a Success.
The protests of influential and public
spirited citizens against the ordering out
of the national guard to parade on July
4 as a part of the Independence Day cele
bration STOW strunger and more numerous
as the time draws nearer for the exercises
planned for the day by the municipal com
Many of the guardsmen had planned pre
vious to the issulne of the marching or
ders to spend the three-day holiday out of
the city with their fumilies, it was said yes
terday, and most of them were still reluc
tant to chance tl:eir plans with the hope
that the strong sentiment which has de
veloped in opposition to the parade would
result in a rescinding of the order.
Former District Attorney Jerome added
his disapproval of the project yesterday
to the long list of men who have already
spoken against It.
"I am very much against the proposed
parade of the national guard on the Fourth
for several reasons." said Mr. Jerome. "In
the first place it needlessly deprives the
men of a holiday, and I know of no body of
citizens in the community who are more
deserving of a holiday than the national
gujirtl because of the exacting work they
do for the greater part of the year. And
further, it is peculiarly a hardship this
year to Impose upon the guardsmen the
sacrifice of three days' rest instead of the
one clay they would usually get.
"Purely for Show Purposes."
"Few persons realize the amount of time
find hard work the members of this or
ganization put in with a flne spirit. There
is no body of citizens who make more
sacrifices with lees approbation than they
do. The national guard is now a dig
nified apd exceptionally serviceable body
of men, an integral part of the body poli
tic, and it should not be amenable, purely
for show purposes, to the whim of the
local authorities.
"It is not to be compared with the mill
tir.nun of the old days who came together
on the Fourth for a jollification, a spread
or a clambake, and a general good time.
and. incidentally, to march. The present
day organization has reached a point of de
velopment until it is second only to the
regulars in efficiency In time of need, and
Is a most coniDetent reserve force to the
I United States army.
"There should be a strong public sen
i timcr.t against calling upon these men to
march at the Independence Day celebra
tion and T for one hope they won't have
to parade."
An active member of the national guard
said yesterday that some of the officers
i were fearful that a parade on the Fourth
j would make it extremely difficult to re-
I crult members for the organization in the
i future.
"Every one knows, who has had anything
to do with the national guard, that the
present requirements for discipline and
drill are arduous in themselves," he said,
"and it means lots of sacrifices and good
hard work on the part of the citizens who
belong. It does not justify the curtailment
of holidays, which arp few enough as It is.
But there is no question about tbe splendid
spirit of duty among- the men, and they
will respond to orders with thf> alacrity of
regulars, however unnecessary the orders
may seem to be at this time."
Big Celebration Promised.
Dr. John 11. Finiey, of the Independence
Day Celebration Committee, issued a state
ment last night in which he said that the
celebration planned would be successful if
the weather and the funds at the disposal
of the committee permitted.
"To carry through the plans the commit
tee will need $8,000 more than it now has
in hand," Dr. Finiey said, "and it nsks
the immediate co-operatinn of every patri
otic citizen, whether the amount he is able
to contribute be larj;e or small."
A unique anl important feature, as an
nounced by Dr. Finiey, will be the local
celebrations held in 2KZ centres. Tn the
morning there will be held exercises of a
patriotic nature, singing, reading of the
Declaration of Independence, folk dancing,
etc., conducted under the joint auspices of
Dr. Maxwell, of the }:oard of Education,
and the committee on local celebration. ;
Tw.> or three hundred thousand children
will be reached directly through these cele
brations, it is expected. In the afternoon
athletic games will be held in eighteen
parks, where an extensive list of contests
will be run off for gold, silver and bronze !
medals. In the evening there will be a dis
play of firework." in forty-two parks.
"Veteran Guardsman" Makes Earnest
Plea lor the Citizen Soldier.
To the Editor <%" The Tribune.
Sir: The older a man grows th<> more
prone lie is to revert to things of the past.
How natural it comes io the father of a
family, when seated at the festal table on
a Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, lav
ishly decorated and profusely prepared {>y
the loving wife, unwittingly to make the re
mark: "My mother could roast a turkey
and make, a mince pie. better than any
woman on earth."
Bow quickly tbe good wife, whose wound
ed feelings spur her onward to anger, rid
ing in ht-r wrath, blurts out : "I will have
you understand, my bushand, that I can
roast a turkey a-nd make as good a mines
pie as your mother ever dared to."
The husband, like the turtle, when at
tacked boldly from the froni an,l centre,
withdraws his head under his shell and,
subdued, subsides completely.
Are you aware of the fact, Mr. Kditor,
that It takes a very smart man t<> know
enough to mind his own business? It oc
curs to me that the fourth day of July is
a national holiday, so promulgated by the
laws of our nation. ShuiM the govern
ment at Washington desire that this day
should be celebrated by a display of the
army and navy of the United States, such
orders should oe issued by "iir President
to the various governors of the states. In
November of every year our President pro
mulgates <'»" ordtr to the people or the
United Stated that a Ouy ot thanksgiving
shall be set apart, and Kl"^K 1 "^ "- l " describe
wlint shall !>•■ done on thai day. Would it
be wise for his honor our esteemed Mayor
to take tt.»- Initiative ami Isaui such an ©r
,;. ! to the citizens of our city, in lttu of
the President of the United States?
Mr. Editor, our esteenaed and honored
Mayor Is getting old; !><■ reverts to scenes
of the past, wishes a san< i Fourth of July,
and issues an order to the commanding
general for a parade and display <>i the mi
lltla. May I be SO bold, s" vulgar, as r o
advance th»- Bad that our esteemed and
honored Mayor's knowledge Of military af
fairs is bo Black and that his ignorance is
ho palpable of the cosl to the citizen noi
iik-r, in sickness and possible mortality, by
a compuli >rv parade on the fourth <iay • f
July next, tii't his density t.i Intellect seems
Is it wise In our esteemed Mayor to cal*
down up"" his head the anger of oar citi
zen soldier*, who have brothers, fathers.
cousins and uncles? Were It not better to
seek the love, respect and esteem of this
army of men? Our Mayor's noble heart's
blOOd is full of patriotism. No living man
could take the stand he did except a pa
triot, mill one who is thoroughly acquaint
ed with the Constitution of the United
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To Celebrate
An Old Fashioned Fourth
Mayor Gaynor has appointed an Independence Day Committee to ar
range for an old fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Money ia naedad
to carry out the plans.
The Committee is planning a Military and Civic Parade, 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 New Yorkers, no less than the patri
otic feeling inspired by the occasion, leads the Committee to hope Ifcafl
the considerable expenditure entailed by appropriate 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 appeal to their generous and patriotic impulse*.
Subscriptions may be forwarded to
JAMES S. CUSHMAN, Treasurer Independence Day Committee,
Room 61?, Pulitzer Bui'din?, New V ork City.
Chairman Independence Day Committee.
States and its various articles when be
manfully gave to the world his opinion of
the Jew and his religion. lam not a He
brew. With my mothers milk I drunk in
the knowledge of Christianity, but I know
our Mayor's principles.
And now. your honor, may I humbly ask
you to read the battle hymn, written by
•'Bill" Farnham nearly fifty years ago. It
is entitled. "Comrades. Touch the Elbow."
I wish you to read the last verse, which
begins, "Now show the stuff of which you
are made."
When well read, digested and compre
hended, stand up, heels together, body rest
ing lightly on the ball? of the feet, head
erect, shoulders square to the front, face
about, march to your desk, withdraw your
motion, rescind your order to parade on tho
fourth of July, notify the commanding
general of the national guard, and recelv-i
the love, respert and everlasting esteem of
our loyal citizen soldiers and their kin. but
don't wait until sunstroke and mortality
have mowed many of them down.
New York. June it, MM.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Please count me in favor of re
scinding the orders for the national guard |
to parade in Manhattan on July 4. i
The men ought not to be required to give j
up their holiday and assume the health !
risk the parade will entail, merely for ex- ;
libltion purpose.
I heartily indorse the plans of the com- i
mlttee for the observance of Independence
Day. except the plan for the^parade, widen
ought to be entirely omitted.
Pastor Fordham Methodist Episcopal ,
New York City. June 39, 1910.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: So many fine and common sense
views have been expressed through, your j
paper in opposition to calling cut the na
tional guard for parade on Independence
Day that there Is little more to be voiced
to discourage this idea. The instigators of ;
this idea evidently have little or no knowl
edge of what is required of an enlisted
guardsman. To go Into the full details
of this matter would be, I am afraid,
taking up too much valuable space. There
is one subject, however, that I think Is
worth calling attention to, and that is
the lack of interest displayed by our.
citizens, especially such as are employers
of national guardsmen. At the most a
good many will grant their employe one
week's vacation, anil a good guardsman
who takes an interest in his regiment and
his rate of standing nine times out of ten
will spend that one week's vacation at
camp, thus depriving himself of an actual
earned vacation. Why should the guards
man be deprived of this opportunity of
having three days' vacation just to dis
play his uniform and marching ability to
a few spectators, a good many of whom
do not possess enough patriotic spirit to
go through an enlistment of five years to
learn the manual of arms?
I think that if employers of national
guardsmen would only grant them a little
more consideration In this matter, and not
be cutting them In their salary and a good
many times filling their positions with
others, they would be showing a true
patriot's spirit and at the same time they
would be encouraging intelligent young
men to Join the national guard and bring
the same up to a higher standard, remem
bering always that Joining the national
guard does not mean a playground for
live years, but a strict school to educate
our reserve for protection of our coun
try, state and city. F. S. STEWART.
New York. June 2S, 1910.
TO the BdltOt of The Tribune.
Sir: Mayor Gaynor has many times as
seited that the national guard Is anxious
.m.l sage* i " P*ra4s <>n July 4. The writer
is i-.in.-uiut'd with curiosity as to how the
Mayor asoartattMd ••exactly the sentiment
Of the national guard on this subject, anil
would very much like to know by what
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To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: You quote Mayor Gaynor this
morning a* follows:
-I hope that all people of your mind will „
be excused from being Si the Independence
i Day celebration. I should hate to see you
: there. 1 shall be glad to Join publicly In a
| request that you and all like you be pre
i vented from joining In the celebration."
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be satisfied. GUARDBMA>
| New York. Juno 29, 1910

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