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"Will Settle Plans. Date and Place
of Hearings To-day.
Subpoena Out for Cunningham;
Others Will Issue After
Hearings Begin.
Tl-T 1 -- craft hunting legislative committee
•will hold its s«-<-rknd session to-day at 1
o'clock In turn Murray Hill Hotel, bin it
•will !» tt executive session, to perfect or
{rani^a'Jon ar.d to settle on a date end
■plac* lor beginning the public hearings.
M. LJnn Bruce, the counsel to the com-
Tn itt<**\ came to town la.^t night, and will
confer -with th« members to-day ■■ the
appointments to th* associate and assist
.-■ coun«seJ ships and on the method of
Jam<=s W. Cunningham, of '*■• former
fcro'kerar*' firm of Eslin«rwood M Cunning
fcsm, who was . - . - .--,..•- Superintendent
ITotrhkiss In his recent fire insurance in
%esliß:ittor:. win be the first mna to an
fr« r a „.--. !sn:ed by the legislative
praft hunters! and will be on hand to-day
To ?ell then -when be will produce the
much wanted books of the firm of which
1 c was formerly s% partner
These books, which it is l«»lfeved contain
n statistical story Unking the stock ac
counts of certain legislators with s'.mul
taneoua activities in -•-•--- of
ta« r-nrporations In whose stock they were
dabbling, are now dged, for the most
part, ir: a New Jersey warehouse.
One Ledger in Escrow.
One ledger, from ■•' ■ -- sheets -n-ere pro
doced at the Hotchkiss investigation, was
held in . . -. --- by the Superintendent of
Insurance and will be a; the immediate
b«"-k and call of the legislative committee.
Tr.e subixer.a issued for Mr. Cunningham.
3,1 r. Bruce said last night, was the only
*übi*pr.a so far issuer, by the committee,
ursd no more would as issued until a Aednlte
date is set for the public hearings.
Public sessions of the committee will be
iield in the en ante chamber of the
fity Hall, and the ■-.- hearings there will
be held probably within a week.
•"We don't want to Bubposna any one,"
said Mr. Bruce last night, "until we know
just when m* will want them to appear,
and thai can't be decided until after to
«lay"s executive session of the committee."
Tracing the connection between the brok
er.ise accounts of legislators and their
taneooc activity in the Legislature In
!*>half of corporations, a subject which
was barely scratched In the Hotchkiss in
vestisatioxu will apparently be one of the
first matters brought before the present
investigating committee.
Superintendent ; -- kfaa was check
mated in his endeavor to air this matter
Ly means of the Cunningham books and
testimony- Sy the appearance of G. Tracy
Rogers, the Binghamton. Rutland (Vt.)
and New irk traction magnate, who with
John B. Bsanchlleld successfully blocked
the inquiry into the Eliingwood and Cun
nmghan accounts an the ground That they
had no connection -•■ the State Insur
ance Department.
Reveal All Secrets.
With the broader powers of the present
Irtvesugrators, however, it If believed the
ycretE of these books will be entirely re
The legislative committee in perfecting
its organization to-day ■will. It is under
stood, arrange for a corps of "secret ser
vice*" men. -whose duties will be In the na
ture of preliminary and secret in vest:
tion of matters brought to the commit
tee's attention before they are openly con
sidered In the public bearingß.
Tn this corps, it is said, there -xlll be
at least one and possibly two of the men
employed In a similar capacity by the gov
ernment in its prosecution of the Sugar
Amon? the more prominent witnesses
■who are expected to • — •'■•■■ present
Investigation will He former State Senator
Kersn Conger, William H. Buckley, the A i
bany lawyer xrho voluntarily appeared at
the Hotchkiss investigation, and G. Tracy
Tlosrers. Louis Bedeli. former Assemblyman,
_?-hnf=e name ■ • ~ = mentioned In the Insur
«r3<~e inveFticatlon in connection with the
EUinjrwood and '■ ■ sham accounts, is
another of tne possibilities on the witness
Metropolitan Troops, Infantry
and Signal Corps Beg-in Duty.
pine Camp, X. T.. Aug. L— The res work
eT Instruction 3.* the joint ••-... militia
rrrano?uvre cam;> in Pine Plain! began at
ar, early hour to-day -with the arrival cf
tw,-, thousand ■ -■*. York State militiamen.
I at;i encamping the militia will
comprise the work of the first few days of
each p^rio<i.
Th" 68th Ebag owe • from New T«rk City,
( - rising; six ■-.-•: officers and mcr\,
■under TiTsiTna/id of CoJcne; 1^ G. Conley, ar»«l
or.n battalion of the 22d Regiment of Ei:-
S.iz:*^rF, eonfisxing of companies B, F, H
*tr.a M, of »w Tor . 220 mm, ir. com
ir.ar.d of Major "W. H. Dyett. arrived short \y
Ksfor* -«- — Other militia reaching
the carnr> to-day m ere th*> goal corps, of
New York, und^r <"ommand of Captain P.
J. Halieran. and rtjmberJnsr 110 —«■•••. an '■
■-■".• Infantry, Colonel George K. I>yer
Adjutant Oeaera.l I'erbeck of Th ? Xerr
Tnrk Nationa: O'^ard. who was r*''^nt!y •■-
r"T;:T' ( ] to tvee? 'J Adjutant General Henry,
■ rrrwd a^ the. amp tf>-day and took up hid
Q^art^rs vn ti;" "FT^psback."'
.4 ca.il -jt fire sounded by th» heado^arterj
truirl^r. and. Taken vp in turn by every peg
irpnLal bi:g:er in camp, soon brought
<«rv*ra'. coTupanies of the 24th und sth In
rastry to Th>s ouarterm.aster's fJ^partmen-,
T1.".!::!!T 1 .".!::!! from a I'.Ptsnce appeared thw after
voozx To b«? v.r3.ppeil In femfs. Th«? tire
ft-.* in a brush heap, and, watched by the
nubordlna'e ofTirer who had set it, it gave
f-r. exo-lier.t tes-t of the ■ ream that exists
■ .
S^badrtKi A. at Ms* York City, did wni«
vor» !n ovrt;Ti«tp red readßSMSßsaoe and
It'er \v<?r:i tnr»-uvTi t squadron drill, in
\\iucn ail four troops uniittr the coxnmand
*jl jv*a;or lirlGtirm*zi took part et once.
.*.la,"nr G'-rrrai H/>*» ■zoinrasj*.>'liiiK th*
*.'err Ycrk Slilft Stafll r-^, ■ . 4»rriveil
ifiaa E:ni<lred Menbt:rs of Resident
Eftart l"cr Summer Cjunp.
— - -• .• Return «:i t of ti;e sttstsm
pu&rd. r.:s"! hundred stru::?, J»rt Us ;r
mory, ~'. ~Kh .■ ■-• afi<J lurk m%"mm !nnt
T^lit *.t £:£!) O'clock *3d mercb^d to th«i
«»ran<l _■-.-•, • .-.,-• spudaJ
.. an s«r« -afHitin^ t<» c*rry :..•» men ta I'm*
'-rrr--. o, Btf
A ercwd of n*-:e '-~«_. v^-o Okoasaati
En-hc!*i! 1r» front of the armory to fw tb**
1 nvj, <..T. It was a io'ly crow'i, oxr^-pt Tor
<•;,« or tt;o rrwthcrs. who were ■■-:•.; at
t».e Se;jartjr«= «:f *r.*lr sons, find ►r- »,..•
• h. cfaarra a« the regiment earns yijt.
C-Ir-.nr-'. \v". «-• Bat**, vho waii in r:a;
an -.:-:■ po<"i Siis sta.ten;»nt that
hn »oul>l l.aye <*<i per osal of the rejrfroent
• c;i j.ar.^. V;'ith SCS acsisr«-lng \o t!;e roll
rjsd crjy forty i baaßt, •'.• 71 at made The
feast sr.n..-ir.s cf. aay taajtaaaat la the Fir«t
No Surprise at His Implied Can
didacy for Governor.
Auburn Man Cannot Count on
Support of Murpfcr. and He
Once Bolted Hearst.
T c a- ■>■■:- eroent of Thoroaa M
borne, of Auhurn. that he v. ;la
accept the r^aimw istli Domination for
Governor canoe .i e - surprise neither to
hfa Mends nor to others who have t* i 1
his movements staoe he resigned 1 as ;i ta m
v -e- „f the Public Service Commission I I
Sd Dtatr
Prominent members of the Democratic
State League, the -.-•■■- organization in
the establishment of which Mr. Osborne
took a leading: part and of which he is
chairman, seemed to think last night that
his candidacy would not prove an embar
rassment to their work. They said be
could not be considered in any sense as a
candidate of the league. It is believed,
however, that Mr. Osborne opes to win
the support of the reform element which
comprises the membership of the league.
Robert <yricr Monroe, chairman of the
New York County organisation of the
lea true, said:
"While it is true thai various members
of the leasrue may have their preferences
for the nomination, and one of the pur
poses ' r the organization -was to obtain
the nomination of a Herb class man for Gov
ernor. I do •■■' think M : ■-" necessary f" 1 "
us to pledge ourselves to Mr. Osborne. T
am willing to say that I think he would
make a strong candidate.
"Our principal purpose Is to obt«in the
adoption of a strong platform, and we will
not appear in th<* role of booming any
man for the nomination at this time. It
is perfectly proper for Mr. ■ isborne to be
a candidate if he sees fit. and i do not see
any necessity for his resigning from the
chairmanship of the league."
Mr. Monroe said he did not know just
what planks the league would advocate for
the platform, bat as a matter of pure
prophecy he would say that some declara
tion for direct prims would be put for
ward. The caJ organization Is now en
gaged in selecting a committee of five
thousand Democrats to be named as a
campaign committee.
It is said that Charles F. Murphy, of
Tammany Hall, has little use for Mr. Os
bome and the latter may expect no en
couragement from that quarter William
Randolph Hearst could not be expected to
support Mr. Osborne. so his friends said
last night. The Auburn man bolted the
ticket when Mr. Hearst ran for Governor
on the regular ticket in 1306.
Among a certain class of the regulars
upstate Mr. Osborne is unpopular because
of his independence, but. on the other
hand, he has a strong follow • in cer
tain sections of the state. His friends
profess to believe that he could count on
the support of many Hughes Republicans
unless the Republican organization should
nominate an out-and-out Hughes man.
State Chairman Dix, himself a member
of the I>emocratic League, will be in the
city to-day, having promised to speak to
the members of the Kings County Demo
cratic General Committee in Brooklyn to
night. '".•.■---"• M. Shepard will also
speak. It is not unlikely that Mr. Bhepard
will be brought out as a possible candidate
by his friends within a short time.
Robert C. Morris Says Repub
licans Should Get Tog-ether.
Robert C. Morris, former president of
the New York County Republican Commit
tee and ex-president of the Republican
Club, declared yesterday his belief that
some immediate steps should be taken to
bring: the Republican leaders of the state
together for a conference on the fall cam
paign. Mr. Morris, who has Just returned
to -:.• citj- from a vacation, said it was
time to begin harmonizing the different
elements in the party so that a successful
campaign might be waged. .
To that end Mr. Morris is in favor of
a conference of prominent members ,if
the party, but leaves It to others to sug
gest Just how such ■ .'.-.•■ should
be brought, about.
"The Republican party has been In con
trol of the state government for the last
sixteen years, t; said Mr. Morris, "and dur
ing- that period has been responsible for
progressive legislation and has established
a most creditable record, beginning- with
ballot reform in Governor Morton's ad
ministration, lawn to the regulation of
public service corporation?. the abolition of
racetrack gambling in the state, the en
actment of employers liability legislation
and election law reform?', making for clean
er elections in New York City during- tne
.--•"-.-:' administration.
"Having accomplisl ed f ; a, I is of
the utmost Importance the • •
•. • -■ see •■ it that • ■ backward
step is takes by 1 slectioi ■ Democrat
ic administratio:-;. whieb undoubtedlj
■.":•:••> rta.ke rr> aside m v -.-■•. . .
vantages which have beei
Robert B. Insley To Be Superintendent
of Public Buildings,
Borough President JlcAneny appointed
Robert R. [nsley, his private f-ecretary, as
Superintendent of Public BuHdinga and Of
fices yesterday, at $5,000 a year. Julian P.*
Beaty succeeds Mr. Insiey. His salary will
be 14,000 a ear.
Mr. Insley will .<• the first Superintendent
of Public Bui.'dings to hotd the office with
out pi contest since William 11. Walker was
removed by Borough I 'resident Abeam
three years -i^o. The courts after a lons
fight ordered the reinstatement of Mr.
Walker with some 59.000 back pay. He
was reinstated on PYiday with the under
standing that he would resigrn on Saturday,
which he did.
John R. Voorhis will be the principal suf-
Jerer by the decision of the courts, as the
Contra ■ held back the salary of the office
whiie Mr. Voorhis was the incumbent, and
the money will now be paid to Mr. Walker.
Mr. Beaty. the new private secretary, Is
rty-oni years old. and is a graduate of
Princeton. During his Junior and senior
y»ars he served as private secret to
l'r*ye\6Tit. 'Woodrow Wilson, and in the
leur years piior t-> < trover Cleveland's
(Itath Yehl a similar place with him.
No Conrictio is from Indictments Foi
iowiof Aldritlge-Hs.vcns Contest.
Rochester. Aiit,-. :. — Ail remaining ' : " "
dlcia:»"ijtii against 11. J. Slattery iind J.
Deli^u for ulleg(:<! election fraud at the
special Congres.;irji:al election here last
April, when Jan 11. Havens defeat'-d
Gtr<.irg« Aldriiip*-. -were di.--mis.se.: by Su
preme Court Justice Rich to-day. This
ends the <a.!>e.E.
i'linrr E. Charles, of Wa.i-:-:3.Tr, BpecialJy
appointed by Governor Hu^lies'to prose
cute any fraudulent election cases, did not
oppose the dismissals. Other indictments
tried early in June encJfdlin noqulttul for
both Slattery and Dells*,' so be did not
think 1 1 probable that conviction would re-
from further trial. .Vn conviction was
•tad and the cost of -..-■ ■• Ligatioa was
about $7,003.
(Standing) Major Harry Burgep*. Major WOnain H. HDarts and Major Charles W. Kutz. (Seated) Lieutenant i olonel Fbhi B I .-.
resident, and Lieutenant Colonel William C. Langfltt.
Chandler Says New Hampshire
Law Does Not Exclude Sex.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune- 1
Concord, N. H.. Aug. I.— William E.
("""handler, former United States Sena
tor, in an Interview to-day declares that
Mrs. Marilla M. Ricker is entitled to
have her name on the official ballot as
a candidate for the Republican nomina
tion for Governor at the coming prima
ries. Mr. Chandler says.
"Strong: argument will be necessary
to convince me that the .Attorney Gen
eral or Secretary of State can perform
that act of proscription. Such action on,
their part might be tolerated if the con
stitution said that the Governor of New
Hampshire must be a male biped. But
it does not say that. It only pays the
Governor shall be of the ape of thirty
year? and shall have lived in the state
for seven years. To be sure, it uses the
word "he, " but that word embraces
"ph<\" bo apparently "she" can be a
"Naturally, thra way to find out
whether a woman can really be a Gov
ernor is for the voters to select a wom
an at the primaries, and then elect her
at the polls. Until these two things are
done the question does not arise In a
sufficiently form manner to Justify any
decision anywhere against a woman
candidate or Governor. After they are
done the question may properly go be
fore the Supreme Court in such form
that it can be formally ar.<l Anally and
authoritatively decided. I doubt, how
ever, whether it can be so decided at any
other time or in any other way.
"To be sure, there have been previous
decisions about women, but there has
.... decision that she could not be
Governor. I am told that our Supreme
Court has said that a woman cannot be
a notary public; that decision is not suf
ficiently Important to exclude a woman
duly elected from assuming the office of
whole, I tak* It for good
law and sound common sens« that the
time to determiJM authoritatively
• . • ,- woman maj be a Goven - a
either after one has been duly chosen by
TOterE O] n r a constitutional con
n or meeting of a legislature
ow to take ap the sub
• The decision may be a long time
I protest against having
and bj Mr. Eastman or
Mr Pearson."
Former Governor of Virginia
Succeeds Late Mr. Daniel.
Richmond. V.... Aug. 1.-Governor Mann
at noon to-day signed a commission ap
pointing ex-Governor Claude A. Swanson,
of Chatham, to succeed the late John V\ .
Daniel in the United States Senate. The
appointment is for the unexpired term,
which will end on March 3, 19U-
Forma! notice of Mr Swanson's appoint
ment will be given to him to-morrow at
Surrey County courthouse when he rises
to deliver a speech at the unveiling of a
Confederate monument. The former Gov
ernors friends are planning to attend In
force, and make the occasion a ceremony
of note.
There was practically no opposition to
the selection of Mr. Swanson for the Sena
torship. He was serving as a member of
Congress when he was drafted by the Vir
ginia Democrats a few years ago to run
for Governor He will be. a candidate for
the full term to succeed himself.
Ex-Governor Swanaon was born in
Swansonvflle, Va., in 1*52. Compelled by
financial reverses, his parents took him
from bchool and put him to work on a
farm when he was only fourteen years old.
Through the aid of friends, however, he
later was graduated from the University
of Virginia. He completed the two year
law course in one year. Ho has been a
lifelong Democrat Both Mr. and Mrs.
Swanson are prominent socially in Rich
mond and Washington.
OS'.vego, N. V.. Aug. L— Merrick Btowell,
of this city, a former county judge. an
nounced to-day hia candidacy for the Re
publican nomination for Representative of
the 28th Congress District. There are now
three vowed candidates — Ij. W. Mott. for
mer Senator ESon K. Brown, of Jefferson,
and Judge towel with MacGregor A.
Philips, of Lewis County, a probable can
Jamestown, S V. Aug. L The Republi
. ■ | .. Lttaragus 8en
;,!,.. iai distrlci • ■ lay pb nominated
m S4 ll ton for the State Bi
Kingston, N. V., Aug. 1.-An Inquest info
the death of Clemen Duma run, who was
killed .it West Park on July 21 by l.ouia
Victor Beydell, wius adjourned to-day by
the Coroner until next Friday. Witnessed
expected at to-day's bearing fail.-d to aj>
ixar. |£xs Soydeli. who had been »ab
pa-naed, was not called, but she -p. ill re
turn on Friday,
lowa Platform Will Speak with
Reserve. However.
Senator Dolliver Probable Per
manent Chairman — Senator
Cummins Temporary
[ By Telpfirraph to The Tribui " ]
Oes Moines, lowa. A.ug. I.— President Taft
will not be ignored in the platform of tho
lowa Republican Convention, which will be
held on Wednesday. His administration
will be indorsed, to quote roughly, "in as
far as it has carried out the pledges in the
national platform of 1008."
This was determined on at a in»'tinf of
leaders to-night. Among those present were
Joseph Lane, of Davenport, who held the
deciding vote in the resolutions commit
tee. He declined to-night to serve on the
resolutions committee, thereby clearing the
political atmosphere materially.
George O. Curtis, of Clinton, will rep
resent the 2<l District on the platform com
mittee Thi.s is said to mean that the ma
jority report of the resolutions committee
will fully represent the views of the in
surgent Senators. Cummins and Dolliver.
The convention will have a progressive ma
jority. It is said, of 250 votes.
Senator Cummins circulated freely among
his friends in the hotels to-night. Among
these it was stated that every act of the
insurgent delegation would be indorsed and
that efforts for harmony would not go to
the length of Indorsing President Taft en
matters in which he and the lowa Pro
gressive representatives have been at vari
ance. .-
Si : .--. ■ :•• • s com dered to-night the
ble permanent chairman of th< con
vention. The Progresslvei ■ c his se
lection should be made to demonstrate
their Indorsement of the two Senators who
stood wgaiTmt : i s ration i iIN at
the last session of Congress &oa or Cum
- the temporary 'iiairman.
In i he programme issued by the chairman
.>• the state central committee to-day it la
apparent that the Insurgents expect to have
everything their way, as they announce the
ti m of the new state central com
mittee by the convention. Kit eri the
Congress districts have named it^ mem-
Managers Confident — Bitter In
surgent Fight on Kansas.
[ B\ Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Topeka, Kan., Aug ' Goven rSI
managera to-night declare that he will he
renominated by 3,000 majority at I
row's primaries over Thomas Wasstaff, the
regular candidate. Manager Stich of the
Wagstaff. committee claims the nomination
for Wapstaff by 1&.006 majority, and says
he will carry six of the eigtit Congress dis
The npht is equally bitter between the
and insurgent candidates for Con
gressL Anthony, regular, will defeat Mo
Keal, insurgent, in the Ist District. In the
2d Scott, a regular, appears to have the
r>esT chance. In the 3d Campbell, regular,
is certain to win In the Ith attorney <ien
rra! Jackson will defeat Miller, regular.
Calderhead and Reader, regulars, in the
sth and 6th districts, have hard Qghts.
N' ( .'iLher Madison nor Murdock, insurgents,
has opposition. It looks to-night as If
Governor Stubbe would win and the In
surgents defeat two stand-pat Congress
Insurgent Question Has Not Figured in
Campaigns to Date.
'By Telegraph to The Tribal
St. Louis, Aug. 1. — All candidates for Con
gress and state, judicial and county offices
will be nominated by all parties by direct
primary elections throughout Missouri to
morrow. The insurgent question has not
figured on the surface in the contests for
the Republican nominations for Congress.
Walter S. Crane, of Carthage, is contest-
Ing with Congressman Charles H. Morgan
lor the Republican nomination In the 15th
District, in the lt>th Congressman Murphy
is unopposed. Those two districts are in
the lead and zinc n | loi which Speaker
Cannon stumped for Morgan and Murphy
hen hey were elected.
Ex-Speaker David W. Hill of tho state
Legislature Is contesting with Congressman
Charles A. Crow for i he nomination in tli
[4th District. In the SI h Isaac B. Kimbrallj
former Prosecuting Attorney at Kansas
City, and Howard A. Lee are contesting
for the Republican nomination In ench
of tbn other districts there la only one K<
publican candidate.
Both Sides Confident of Winning
Grandfather Clause Contest.
[Bj Telegraph to Tha Tribune. )
Guthrie. Okla.. Aug. I.— "The grandfather
clausu amendment to the. stats constitution
for th« disfrahcblsement of the negroes will
I*- defeated at the polls to-morrow," was
Che statement to-night of Chairman James
A. Harris of the Republican Btati Centra!
Committee! "The voters have learned that
wherever dLifrunchlainjj lawa have basa
enacted the: ■ entually the on
tir>^ working clai
F*red Branson, chairman of the n»mn
cratjc State Committee and of Governor
Haskelfs star.- c ■ ard, said to-night
t'-,ir r-.-k- grandfather clause wouW carry
by 50,060. Indications are I Jepn W.
McNeal, of Guthrie, will be nominated for
Governor by the Rej • by a close
margin over Thomas Ferguson. !>**e 'nice
will he nominated by the Democrats, as he
as the ( - Hasfeell machine baclrtng
him. Bx-Speaker William Murray, Pro
hibition-Democrat, maintains that be wHIt
• t- py the Demo
crats ■ • *
All Except Cunningham Claims
To Be Investigated Again.
Washington, Aug. L— All the Alaskan coal
land claims, with the exception of the fa
mous Cunningham group, will be reinvesti
snfed by order of Secretary Ballinger. The
work will be supervised by Andrew Chris
tens*>n. who succeeded Louis R. Glavis as
chief of the field division pf the General
Land Office, with headquarters at Seattle.
Mr. Christensen directed the opening of a
box stored in the federal building in Seattle
and belonging to Glavts. which resulted in
finding twenty-four letters which ha I been
missing from the June.. I^and Office.
Glavis declared the letters were put there
without his knowledge and by his enemies.
The two men have been bitter foes ever
Mr. Christensen, with the title «f chief of
the Held division In large of Alaskan coal
land investigation, will examine nine hun
dred or more entries, averaging 160 acres to
the claim. S I ms were ex
amined by Glavis. The Cunningham claims
will be exempted from the investigation
because they have already ■ t investi
gated and the record is now in the Genera]
hand office, awaiting action by the Com
mission) r.
Mr. Christensen Bays he has received in
structions to see thai • ■ : one gets a
fair show, including both the po\ eminent
and the c laixnants.
Change in Department's Attitude Tow
ard Reclamation Director.
Washington. Aug. I tt was lean
lia .- tha ission in the West of Fred
erick H. Newell, director of th" Reclama
tion Service, who left Washington vester
vaa to ioin the board of army en
■ i charged •■ . .■. nation of
irrigation projects.
The departure of Mr. Newell caused some
surprise, for when the question of his solng
with the engineers on part of their tour
of inspection was first suggested to his
superiors in the Interior Department it was
viewed with disfavor. II Is rumored that
the change in the department's attitude,
which by many was attributed to the
strain relations between the Secretary's
office and the Reclamation Service, was due
to pressure from other quarters.
May Take Up Bill of Lading Frauds —
Witness Arrested Here.
Sew Orleans, Aug. I.— Indications are j
that the federal government will take up
the alleged bill of lading frauds growing
out of the failure of the cotton firm of j
Knight, Tancey * Co.. according to cot- j
ton men here, who learned of the arrest |
this afternoon of Fred Scheuch ii New- |
Bcheuch is a member of th« firm of
Scheuch <£ Co., of Havre. France, reported |
to have lost heavily in the failure of
Knight. Tancey & Co., of Alabama, and j
also to have been concerned In the failure-;
of Steelo, Miller & Co., of Mississippi.
Scheuch came to this country ami engaged i
counsel to protect the Interests of his firm.
His detention is believed here to be more
for the purpose of holding him as a wit- <
ness than anything else.
On a bench warrant 3lgned by Judge
Nllea, of the United States Circuit Court, in |
Mississippi. Marshal Henkel arrested yes
terday Frederick Scheuch. of New Orleans,
wanted as a material witness before the
federal grand Jury .vhlcli will be In ses
sion at Aberdeen, Miss.. in October. It
is this grand Jury that is to consider the
cotton cases incidental to the failures in i
that state.
At Fountains & Elsewhere
Ask for
The Original and Genuine
The Food-drink for Ail Ages.
At restaurants, hotels, and fountains.
Delicious, invigorating and sustaining.
Keep it on your sideboard at home.
Don't travel without it.
A quick lunch prepared in a minute. :
Fake no imitation. Just say "HORUCK'S." j
In No Combine or Trust j
DITCNT^''""" 1 «nd Efficient Sorv.<-« |
m&% I *■■■ I c Writ* r«r Informttloa
Henry E Wilkani 4 Co.. formerly t
K"««.. » ..I'M * 0«.
421 m,'!*" BtiLvta* fuKotw^.l, i
Army Engineer Board to Report
to President.
Long Experience of Men on
Whose Verdict Expenditure of
$20,000,000 Depends.
[ ~ rom Ths Tribune BiiTtatf. ]
Washington. Aug. 1. — Before Con^reas
oneeta in December President Taft wJH have
in hi«» possession a comprehensive report en
the reclamation projects owned by the kov
ernment. Five army engineers arc now fn
the West to ex-imlne the thirty-two goveui
m^nt projects, and on their report to tin*
President will 'I°p*"i:il in what manner tJi*»
proceeds of the $20,000,000 bonds authorized
by Congress ?hall be expended.
Th« 'aw provides that no ■-- of th:
|20.0in,000 shall be expended on any new
project, nor Is .'•■•'■ to be ex
pended on any existing project i:ntil the
engineer officers* nf the army make a rr
port and the Pre«;i.lpnt approve^ the projo-t
as feasible and practicable. Mr Tuft la
anxious that work on the f • -.'•> re
clamation proje.-r? shall «•> forward with all
possible speed, and accordingly the army
fn^in^ers have been directed •■ lose r •
time in making thplr investigations. Th*v
will spend the entire summer and fall in
the field.
In th" debate on the bond tssns nil? Sena
tor Carter, chairman of the Committee on
Irrigation, expressed doubt 3-" to tho prac
ticability ■' four reclamation project.-. M -
Carter said ■•■ had oxniniaed all th«» proj
ects and had reached tho conclusion that
it would b<* in-iri' i.iable to expend any mor->
money on the 'so lp North Dal I and one
in mass A fourth project, In N"' v w Mexi
co, h" regarded as precarious. The army
enKineers will, study these pr • i wirn
special care. On part of th«ir in?p*»cti»n
tour th»y will be accompanied by Fr»dfri>:rv
IF. Newell, director, and Arthur r IJavb,
chief engineer of the Reclamation S**rv-1c;.
The Army Engineer Board.
In selecting army engineer* for tlii? im
portant work the President d^si^nated
men who have had experience in engineer
ing problems in th" West. The piresidrat
of the board. Lieutenant CotaaH John
BiddJ«. was engaged in surveys in Dakota
and Montana from IM4 to ii s*"*:.5 *"*:. For
seven rears hp was in charge of lock and
dam construction on the/ Tennesse and
Cumberland rivers. Later be had charge
of road construction nnd harbor develop
ment at Manila. He directed the building
of some of the most important bridges jn
the District of Columbia. Including the
Connecticut avenue and ftnaiiiiatla bridge".
Since l? 07 Colonel Biddle baa been la
charge of all river and harbor work on
the Paellki Coast and tiie Hawaiian Isl- ,
as .-. Including the flood control of the
Sacramento. San Joarjuin and other rivers.
Another member of the board Is Lieuten
ant Colonel C. W. Langfitt. who from TSSS
to ISBfl was engaged in river and harbor
work in the (.Jalveston district and from
1893 to !S«as in the Cincinnati district, th»
latter including work on the movable
dam" in the Ohio River. He was chief
engineer with the army of pacification in
Cuba, served on the board of engineers
for rivers and harbors, wan commandant
of the engineer school at the Washington
Barracks, and at the time of his appoint
ment to serve with the reclamation board
was in charge of the water supply of
After his graduation from West Point
Major William Wright Hart? took a post
graduate course in civil and military en
gineering, including hydraulics, waterworks
and sewerage. After service at Newport.
R. 1., and Cincinnati he was assigned to
duty in Cuba at the outbreak of the war
with Spain. Later he was detached and
sent to St. Augustine for duty ir. placing
submarine mine.--. At Portland. Ore., he
completed the north jetty at Cons Bay and
portions of the Cascade locks in the Co
lumbia River. '■ 1901 he served in the
Philippines in charge of road and bridge :
work In Luzon. He surveyed, designed and i
laid out Fort William McKinley, near
Manila. Major Hart? was the executive
disbursing officer of th* California Debris
Commission in 1003. and in 1901 was placed
in charge of improvements on the Ten
nePt ;f.e and Cumberland rivers.
Major C. W. Kutz ie now in charge of the
Seattle engineering district. He is a post
graduate of the engineer school, and from
1903 to 1906 was assistant to the chief of en
gineers. He served a3 a member of the
board of engineers for rivers and harbors,
and in ISM investigated power development
and water diversion at Niagara Falls. From
goj to (903 he was an instructor in practical
military engineering a: "West Point.
The youngest member of the board. Major
Harry Burgess, «-a.« graduated from West
Point in 1595. In the Spanish war he- -was
on submarine mine duty, and after the war
was an instructor in engineering at West
Point. He served hi the Philippines fcr a
year, being assigned to the work of con
structing military roads and bridges. " ■
Sleeping cars, parlor cars, dining cars, I
cars and coaches^ — every inch of them ker*
pure, healthful and clean by the VacUOBB
Cleaning System, used by the
Milwaukee & St. Paul
Applied to mattresses, blankets, upholster-. .
carpets, curtains and chairs. By its tremen
dous suction force it removes all dirt, i
grit and germs, which are afterward burne
THE ST. PAUL ROAD -" : • •
the sleeping, dining, library and other
on its trams, ottering an excellence m srrvut
and equipment not obtainable elsewhere.
lhe Pioneer Limited— Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapoln
The Overland Limited — Chicago, Omaha mmi San Francisco
The Southwest Limited— Chicago and Kansas City *
The Colorado Special— Chicago, Omaha and Denver
I ,ix» r«tr« m»kf W>««rrn trip, v!)fi>»i> >• •»«• rtrr\
Irn,., In tmln »*nk« and r«|tiipn»««n« hmSM tn«*Hinc
on th*-«- train* » pl*»-»nrr. lni*rf,tio« ho..!** anU '•."t-r
•eut ••> »n*<iu* trrr.
GEO. X. BLAIR, General Eastern A £ ent.
.s| Broadway, New York, V Y.
Payments Exceeded Receipts by
Deficit Les3, However, than in
July. 1909 — Emergency Cur
rency Associations.
"Washington, Auc. I.— Cash In th« Treas
ury of $!.7rJ.«B7.*ia. a balance in th«? grnn~
»ral fund of CC."«.22t. :i workina: ba!anc-»
in th«» Tr»asur>' offl<-»»s ot $?S\.:aIZ.VH and *
d*»creas*> of XX3,tSS !n th» puWlc debt In
July la th<* way the monthly : -i..*-.ry
stat^ment-" show th« sttnation ro-»!ay.
Th*» total ordinary r«eeh>ts ff>r J;j!r T<»r<»
JSS.SIT.OT^. anH the <llabTim«-m**n-r..i -w»r« W?.
411.70!). exclaaiY* of %t.UL3S» Tnr th*« Pan
ama Canal. Th« excess of nU fir-'b^ir^*
m< > nt.'» ovt .iir rprpipt.^ bi ji*.">^.»-*t. a^aii^t
an fixcoßs of J!>.<^.~l in July, !><>.
Th»» total ordinary r»<^ipT* w»r«» arpnsxi
mately J.",.i:f»».i«*i sr^at^r than in .Tult of
last year, .vhiip thf» ordinary dfaCmrseinenWj
were approximafply fI»MW* more. Th"*
corporation ta_x. asrsrpsrajing IZ.V~.2ZA thi?
month. help«ni to arrr,?:nt for tli<? ln«rr»as»»I
• "iistoms rp^ptpf:* of 52S.finI^ilT SfiCT^T % fall— '
ing «jff of about SSJSMJKO from July of la.«r
year, attribntaM*; in pnrt at least to tb«»
ruFli of importations just b«for« *h* pas
sage of th" tariff bill t.T3t snmmfr. Th*
■■sr^rna! r*v«»mjp. oi;t««j»io of th** rorpora
tion tax. amoi ra t«>,i thi-» mnnrh to V2Mt,&B.
npproximafolr sc.r^/'<<> rr.ov than in th*
prertona .ln!y. Th«» rntecvflaneooa r-celpt*
ainr. ahOTret] a siicht Increase.
Tlip mov>m« i nt for fh<» formar'on of a— •- .
gewy enrrency a?."sriHt!oTi^ tn »nab?«» th<*
bank? to is?'j«» a/idit:oo»f ctirr«ncy trt
fir.anriat rriiw^. a pr'ca'itfor^r-'." mea. <r a" 1 *
a-ivis^d by {V»crgtary MacVeajch »t -arhas
h" rp~ard<?d a? an oprortDT"* t:m» of Anas*-?
cial calm, cr>it!nn«>*. Inr;T:irtp«i M to whac
Ht«*t*f nr«» necessary w»r=» r^vivori at th*
Treasury to-day from bankina- lntpr«sa tn
' inefnnati. '"olumbtis. N»-w »rwl«»ans. T>»
catur. 111., and New A!N«ny. Tnd.. making
nineteen which no far have tak«»n "- =■ \rt
this direction. Th* byfawa of the assorfa
.tiona formpi \n Washingron. N"»-«r F-crk and
Philadelphia have b^^n apprr>ved, thorigli
Philadelphia haa yet to f.l" •- c«rtiSca£«»
with the Treasmy. and th«> -- .-i- a-i-rr. ' -
•_ . by the propojwd asssc . at Atlaatat
have be»>r. virtually appro-red.
Twenty-one applications to **•*■** ra
tional banks wer» rec«"ive«i la.-rt month by .
th<» Controller of th« Ctnxency. Of IS>aß>a
{•lications pe.idlnsr in July, '** °- w«r»j
approved and two wer«» r«J-rt°d. In ■-m
sam» month nineteen bar.ks. with a toraij
capital of JBBS,(W>, were authorized to b«wrha;
The total norabur of nar;or*aJ - .-« < nr^.
saniz^l if 9.*—. of -which Z.W have* di3ct>n-^
tinued business. leaving In exb^enc*. TJSi
banks, with authorized capital of ?t.r*TK.7IT.-i
135 and circulation ouxstandtEg secured by
bonds of J>**.^». ( iS->. The total amount of:
national bank circulation o-tatanding Js
yn2.02».525. of which J27..>Z.T3S is covered br
lawful money deposit^i with the Treasure?
of the United States em account ot iiriuJ
dating and inaolvent na-ticnai banks anSj
associations which hay» re-iuceri their cir
culation. _
"Easy Marks" When Purchasing
"Antiques" Abroad.
[Fm:n Tb.~ Trßwaa Bureaa.]
Washington. An& 1.-The takl^s o* candr
from a baby is strenuous exercise compared,
to the gentle art of. separating the AIBS»*
can tourist from ids money, according to a
report ju.sT>*receiv«>d from H. D. Van Saab
United States Consul at Duofermilne.
Scotland. After citing several testaneea or
exorbit;int prices paid for -antiques" br
Americans. Mr. Van Sant say 3:
"Tourists should not purchase antiques oi
valun withoot receiving the advice or ser
vice of some trustworthy Zezler or jud?*
of such articles. Americana seem to N»
more readily duped in these xnatt-ra than
the English or Preach. TX>c^i!.hstandme the*
general reputation here of the American
traveller for shrewdness and Judsmeut to
driving baraains."
Mr. Van Sant says h» tas authentic m-^
formation of tb« recent purchase by «J
dealer near Dunfermline of an old Dutch.;
cabinet for a f« sMßta**, "*"* wa>j
placed on s:ile in an artique store and SOW
to an Enrich earl for *X.*o. Soon after- ,
ward the owner, be'-ominsr dis?a;isfted wit:i 4
hia bargain, offered it tn Ltmdasi. and !t wasj
sold to a wealthy American tourist for**
$4,SSfi. The American. Consul adds:
* "Th« cabinet was bought in C^ilro^. 'n..
this district, from an. elderly Scotch wldo~.]
who now r-srret? harms parted with tt M
roch a lot% p4c& Several such cabteettj
were recently offered n«*r hera for £3 to £5."
\nother cvLSf citeil»to" Mr. Van SMint bt]
that of an American official abroad whn~
h.-,v£?*u a rh: wndale table and aUieboar*
fo"^lbo-* ISW that hud b^n ought tor faH
L^bv the- dealer wtth the «preaa^
Swofsefflns it to the American effi

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