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Progressive Pronunciamcnto of
Wisconsin Republican
J)nrr.rrrn! l Tv c-? Ini'-iritiv ar.d
Referendum. Recall and
Other Advanced
Madiyor.. \Vls£ Sfpt. 28.— What Is prob
ably th«> most radical platform adopted In
« ccneratior> by » Republican convention
■»•« promulgate! nv Wisconsin Republi
cans here tn-dny. The '--'!iT,fn: is a-bout
four thousand words long, ;ind touches -with
no uncertain band on a gT«at variety of
1: is generally designated as »
TPdioally progressive pronunciamento. I"
voice? the views «nd policies nf Senator
La FoTktle. vrbo was In complete control
of -.the octireniloh.
No mention was made of the national ad
rr.inlstrHtion save in disparagement.
Senator m l'ollette, although far from
•wrll. ■was present for the first ti:ne ■when
-the ro«<ih: tiers v. ere read. Mention of his
name was invariably the siirr.i' for ai>
rlßU!>C- He addressed the nveaUon
briefly. Features of th<- platfonu are:
Condemnation cf the Payne-Alcnch tarJif
Physical valuation of railroads and more
stringent reputation of them.
Second choice primaries.
Initiative. referendum and recall.
" *nti-lcbby law.
Graduated Income tax.
Hcmf rule in the liquor traffic.
National control of natural resources.
Ad valorem taxatJon of corporations.
Condemnation of the. ••pernicious ac
tivity"* In the recent campaign cf the brew
ery corporations, insurance agencies and
the binding twine "trust."
Employers' liability laws.
Condemnation of the. "suppression by
special Interests In Congress" of the inves
tip?.tioi« of the country life commission.
- Regulation cf working hours of women
■ and children.
Urging the federal government to deter
mine the style of craft best adapted for
-•river use In the ilq^t cf future improve
ment of streams.
H.gh Praise for La Follette.
•• :
It w now reroßni*:e<l throughout the
«-nuntry that Robert M. La Kolletto was
the pioneer In th's progressive movement,
*nd although he had behind him "fears of
sound, progressive wmk. tried and ap
rii-cve<l in this siat^. wlu-n he entered the
TrsiU'd States Senate, lie rad there neither
sympathizers m>r following- With the
courage, ability and 'determination that
have characterized all hi public wa vices,
he adh'-r**d to his «x.urse. grew Into leack-r-
Pliip. and now holds a position of undis
puted r*.w«-r ancl Influence in th«* nation.
The r^ople of Wisconsin believe the results
| secured prorniso opportunity f'.ir greater
.achievements, nnd they have by an tin
proc^,' majority expressed their faith
* in hi- wir-dorn and statesmanship and ap
proved his re-election to the United States
On patronage the platform reads:
nrtansasrisi Is to ■■■ congratulated upon
♦-jiving rent ntatives In the Senate and
How*"* who remained true to the people
and 10 the national platform of the party
j^twithstanding the efforts to punish them
for fo doing by withdrawal of federal
r«n f «• • -
The Payne-Aldrich tariff i* not a com
pilanc* with the plrdge of tho Republican
party In its national platform. The true
basis of a protective tariff is the difference
between the cost .if production at horn"
and abroßd. and wo iiold any increased
coFt of production da« to higher w:ige?«
«nd standards oT living of American Labor
should tie accompanied by compensating
tariff dutle«. Trie pr»j>ont Tariff Board haa
no power of investigation, and I"* not' r"
qidred (■. report to Congress. W« favor
ih<» crea-tlon of a non-partisan tariff com
mittee empowered to HP^ertam tli^ cost of
pnndurtion in this «nd other rountrle*
«rifi r*><julred to inaVf frfy^uent reports of
ihe information cairied to Congress. Vpon
the iriforniHi ion so obtained Congress
w'aoulrj j-irnrp. <1 to revise th« different
m*l>wdqVpg lnd*pejKlently of each other, ac
< ordJTig to true j>tole«. tive tariff principles.
Th»" plank on trusts declares that In a
cmprsl way t!i<> laws against trusts should
•tut *>*> fhanpii "until the pffiple have re
rained rontrcl of government." 111 1 says:
Th" operation of the f^d^rsl and state
; »rtl-IruPt Jitid ronsr-irary laws ha' been
Ci-t inequal
-nies. The |;ivs tiavo bf-cn circumvented
by the m«t ria' r ig* > ro!:B nnd powerful of
ihe monopolies ««d trusts, which through
run'ml of tlm bafiicw, the money «nd the
rnpdU of tho roi'ntry centred in Wall
Ptr*-c» control Hip nHtiir^l resources, ttie.
fcn'i «nd <!ot!i!nj; ;>rd the highwif\s of tlie
"Money Power Defies Laws."
This tnincy pnncr, jn defiance of lawn.
Hub rruf^h'-d nmiin-i Itors and ims bulK up
finnri' monopolies in th<* interest of
>-pc<""latorp awi ji^-iinFt Jhe Interest of
jirodiiTi', wazp «>Hrr!ers and consumers.
The lans «i«'sigrf d t<i prevent Industrial
rrrinopoly have bo^n used i" suppress the
vrnioris «nd co-operative efforts of wage
earner*; *nd farmem in tJ.'oir struggle to
jirof^rt tij«« Value of IhHr labor and th*
prodiK-t? (if their labor against those
' . moneyed monoj.fiiios.
* We fav"r f»U'h separate classification of
yrions. flpso'-jfltionp, monopolies and trusts
*-s f-rirt.ll »fx-,iish this pretence and shall es
tahtlsn reaJ equs before the law. Where
■monopoly is Inevitable, we favor complete
pwri merit regulation. Except as rein
et*ted. we a.re opi»osed to any •lining*- in
thf laws acampt trurtu find monopolies
utiiH the people have regained control of
jrovc.rnm^ni and have been ahlp to asaerl
nui!UJd< cortrol over fill Questions of
monopoly affe^tine the public interest, «nd
ihis jotttro] pho'ilil Include the fullest *>x<-r
r^a rjt t v ie pow*>r of the federal and state
jro»-*.rrimen*p to prot#»»-t t.nn« fid* Investors
Of savings from 'h* 1 frai:d<= and wrongdoln?
,«■ <-orp«-jrate <-'ffi<"ial* and promoters ana
rrranHal speculators. We point to the
. r»»— ulation of public FTvVe roiT^rations hi
. T\*T-,^cn« : in during the last five years «s
eenetasfve proof that ptibHc control of mr"
" pirate monopoly t* BueceßSful, is rea.<K>nahle
■to the rorporationF and essential to the
welfare, of the people.
•^•h*--re fi,rmc->- tint waCS fßrnrr» are
♦-nrripflled to organize 1n order to protect
" •their labor and tb«* products of their labor,
. «v«i frv<r the mo?t rr,Tnrl f re Ifberry of or
jt3iilzstion under laws promoting publiHtv,
' rr.'. lee-rive tArc^liilng and voluntary arbi
The x>latform oVo'arrs that the railroad
Mil was changed hy the Progressives from
h menace to a public benefit, but that it
be further amended to relieve the
Interstate Commene Commission from a
- portion of Its duties and to prtnide for
physirjU valuation of railroad property.
It declare* that the r>c^taJ savings lw.nk
law shou'd be amended to prevent the con
- - oentration of the postal ravings in the largo
. M . ;r and ih«-ir use in financial manipu
lation by the great corporate suid banking
Isjfcaßauta of Wall Btreet.
tt nun that *•♦•»» pptional conditions In
Ala*U<a require tliat the federal pove.rn
ment should constrtict, own and operate the
mJlroads. dork« and steam»hlp lines necr-s
«■ to t!.e or*-iiliiißf up af the Ala-skan coal
JieJds and other natural resources."
SJiip subsidiefl are opposed and direct
election of I sssai States Beoaton de
manded. Giving to the people the r»"»'«* r
to propose law* and amendments to tlifl
ConFtitution ana la adopt or reject the
same al tlie polls is favor,
The Democratic Btate Convention adopt
#rd ■ platform to-day. The platform varl««
irem the orlfiinal "SchiriJtz" draft only In
the addition of tnans planks— one etronely
aesHaksj coiinty option, another favoring
**aßge* in th« exi.^tinß primar>' law to
xnaltc Jt "more expressive of the fr«** «-holce
of Hal paafie" ail<J another favoring the
IliiWi) p of tl»e "dollar « day" pension law
for veterans of the Civil War by the na-
Moral Confjnam An attempt to add a
j>lctiV favoring .... Men of postmasters
r-F Popular vt»te. Ftrnnply urged by Con
. Hnate «7<ajM »t fcntj*«i— « Falls, •■*•
Dr. Cleveland to Head Investiga
tion of Departments.
! From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Sept. 28.— establishment
of a special bureau of economy an<l Die
appointment of it. Frederick A. < "lev-e
land, director of the Rureau of Municipal
Research of New York, as Its head were
the outcome of to-day's Cabinet meeting.
Secretary Norton has been delegated to
select four or (foe business expert? to form
an advisory and supervisory hoard to con
duct a thorough- investigation into the
business methods of the government and
to make recommendations at thoir finding*
to Dr. Cleveland, who will report to the
President. This slop was taken by Presi
dent Taft to-day in the furtherance of his
plan to promote greater efficiency and
economy in the government service.
The board of experts trill work Inde
pendently of the respective department
commission?, each of which will consist of
three men. A careful and farroaching in
vestigation will lie conducted into every
bureau of the government; a better method
of making appropriations for the govern
ment will he devised; the cost of all arti
cles used by the government and the most
economical way of purchasing these sup
plies will ... found, and a general re
organisation of every bureau and depart
ment of the government will b<> made, dis
missing all incompetent and lazy employes.
There will be no wholesale discharge of
aged clerks. Those who have grown old in
the government service will be taken care
of, but the clerks who do not measure up
to the requirements will be dropped. Presi
dent Taft is satisfied that the work of these
commissions will result in the placing of
the government on a more economical and
efficient basis and result in the savins of
millions of dollars.
The selection of Dr. Cleveland to head
th" special bureau was made after con
sultlng more than fifty firms of experts.
Dr. Cleveland's splendid work In the, In
vestigation and reorganization of the life
insurance companies appealed to the, Presi
dent, as well as Ms work as a member Of
Mayor Mo«'lellan"s advisory commission of
finance and taxation, of Controller IfetS'fl
N« j w York committee, mi revision of ac
ocvjnts and methods and of Controller
Pendergast's committee on office organiza
tion and work.
Witness Tells of Coney Island Resorts
at O'Brien Trial.
The trial of Captain John J. O'Brien, who
is charged with neglecting to prevent the
operation of disorderly resort;' at '"onov
T ",'<nd when he wa.s Inspector of that dis
trict, was resumed at Police Headquarters
yesterday. Kdward C Beckerer, an Inves
tigator of the Bureau of Municipal He-
Fear«'h. was again Hie principal witness
Beckerer told of visiting various results
Including Bernstein's Casino and a place
known as "Diamond Tony's," In both of
which he paid that he saw men masquerad
ing as women. In Rernsieirj'a, he allege^,
«o-.-.-r:iJ pmall children were watching the
show. The Arlington Concert Hall, on Hen
derson's Walk, Heekerer said, was going
at a lively clip on Saturday night, August
IX when he visited it. but when he returned
in the place early Sunday morning be found
no one ther*> except the. pianist, who was
asleep on his Stool, sad one waiter. The
latter told him. Beckerer alleged, thai the
boss ha/1 received a tip from the wardmaa
that Deputy Commissioner Reynolds and
the acting captain of the. precinct were
prowling around inspecting the various re
The witness then described a visit mad*
on the morning of August II to a house of
which a Miss May was proprietress. While
he was there, Beckerer said, a uniformed
patrolman went to the door and told Miss
May that everything was ."O. K." for the.
night. According to Rerkerer he asked the
woman 1f the patrolm.Tnp word was xood.
and the replied that it was. Then, he al
leged, he ordered drinks for the peveraj
■women Id the houFe, for which he paid $1
a round.
The cas^e was then adjourned until to
Operator Charged with Interfering
with Steamer's Distress CalL
Buffalo, Sept. 2S— Emept I* Goodwin, an
operator in the employ of the Continental
Wirelees Telegraph. Company, was in City
Court to-day, charged with a violation of
the Penal Code, It is alleged that lie -wil
fully prevent**! the transmission of a mes
sage from the steamer Western States on
September 21. when *he was disabled on
Lake -Erie, off I»ng Point.
The operator on the Western States tried
for se\«ral hours to communicate with both
the Buffalo and Erie, Perm., stations. As
often as he began a message asking for as
sistance. It la alleged. th« opi>osition com
pany, for arnica Goodwin -worked, would
Interfere, and, having *■ more powerful
plant, would smotlu-x his uav.i.s. The max
imum r*-nu.ny lor lhe MsTawnS is four >'»'- ars>
imprisonment. It Is the first arrest on the.
Great Lakes for an alleged violation of this
Button of the code. The case was ad
Addresses Delegates to National Cath
olic Conference in White House,
Washington, Sept. 28.— What is consid
ered to be the most successful convention
of its kind ever held under the auspices of
the Catholic Church In America came to
an end to-day, when I»resldent Taft com
mended the efforts of the three hundred
delegates to the first annual conference of
Catholic Charities and wished them «u<
,,-t-H In their nation-wide movement.
Following the closing session of the.
conference the delegates went to the Kant
doom of the White House and listened
with Interest to the laudatory remarks of
the President. Plans for the «v.t;ihli,--li
merit of societies for relief of the poor In
various cities, protection of young g'rls
and prevention -f crime among the work-
Ink 'l" ; - rs were mad* tit the do Ing sea«
t}'i!oiogr»i)hs h> J'au! Thotnpßon, New York.)
Woman Admits She Fired Bullet
at Unwelcome Visitor.
Paul Kuvtebek, a laborer, <>f No. 1n9!2
First avenue, i.« under arrest at the
Presbyterian Hospital, with a hullet in
bis side, charged by Mrs Bettie Gurbale,
of No. 251 1-iist TTth strct. with forcing
an entrance Into her flat yesterday af
on ;md attempting to assault her.
.Mrs. Gurbale said Kuvlchefc l»urf?t
into 1 er kitchen while hlv was prepar
ing supper, and that, wrenching herself
from him, she procured h revolver from
;i bureau In another room ;<ml shot at
him aa h<- appeared In the doorway to
follow her.
Kuvichek then evidently sought to es
cape, for when Mrs. Gurbale*s husband
returned home from work be found him
lying in a pool of blood on the front
stoop, and. Ignorant of his wife's
charge, be was the first to help htm,
carrying him to a nearby drug: store.
When Patrolman Stratum appeared
Knvlchek refused to tell who shot him.
but the trail led to Mrs Gurbale, and
she »a.« arrested and locked up In the
Kas»t 67th street station on a charge of
felonious assault.
Former Stock Exchange Member
Files Voluntary Petition.
Melville D. Chapman, formerly a mem
ber of the New York Stock K\ change hrm
of B. R. Chapman & Co.. of No. 19 Broad
way, of which his father. Klverton R.
Chapman, is the senior member, tiled a
petition In voluntary bankruptcy In the
United States District Court in Brooklyn
yesterday. He gave hi? liabilities as p..-2
9712 and his assets as JW.r.ST.
Judge Chatneld sen! the case to Charles
A Tlpllng. referee In bankruptcy. l<ong
Island City, before whom Mr. Chapman
must appear on Friday. On that dat« the
referee will decide whether to name a
trustee or receiver for the bankrupt's
property, and will pet a date for his ex
of the total liabilities JilT.Tixi !f due the
fnm <.f X R. Chapman \- Co Of tht«
amount P08.7M Is for money advanced, and
the remainder, |>,48&, for a claim whtrh the
firm holds on I<V> Bhares of the r»a.rlpy En
gineering Company. Among the creditors
are s^e\'eral lawyers, sonic nf whom are In
New York, some hi Ponton and others in
Philadelphia. The largest of these claims.
which are for legal services and are undis
puted, are those of James K. YoUnK, of
r.-i^ton. for IBjMft. and John F Ifclntyre,
Of 'this city, for O,QM.
Included in the assets are » lot of prom
issory notes, among them being a note of
A. I! Barvey and Mr?. Harvey, of .Phila
delphia, for (25.000; one of John Lewis, for
J20.500, and one of J. H. Ranger, for $8,000.
Th» secured claim? total $73,800, and the
uni»«»eurod claims fISTi. If? 12.
This is not the first time that Mr. Chap
man has figured In court proceedings, but
in the, former cases his appearance was not
voluntary. In October. lIK>7. his wife, I*a
vinla D. Chapman, began suit for separa
tion in the Supreme Court, and a month
later. In the City Court, Frank P. Sheridan,
a cab driver, sued him for $2,don for alleged
false arrest and imprisonment. He. has
been involved in other litigation. He lives
at IfaAhaaset, Txinp Island, his home ad
joining that of William K. Vanderbilt, jr.
Merchants and Politicians Here to Get
Cunarders to Stop at Queenstown.
A delegation of Irian merchants and poli
ticians anxious to get the assistance of
Washington in Inducing the Cunard Line
to maintain Its custom of stopping its fast
steamships at Oueenstown to leave Ameri
can mail on the eastward trip arrived
hare yesterday on tin- White Star liner
Oceanic. In the haste of the big Cunarders
to land th«!ir passengers In London, via
Fishguard, Queenstown ha* been fr»:<iuenily
omitted as a stopping place.
When Mr. Hitchcock, the Postmaster
General, was abroad recently, many of the
Irishmen arriving yesterday met him and
asked his assistance. They will visit him
in Washington within a week.
An ton the delegates were Michael Doyle.,
Mayor of Dublin: Sir Edward Fitzgerald,
former Mayor of Cork; W. A. Lindsay, Sir
Jam*-* I»nK, James Campbell, William
LouKhrnan. William Lonaajaa and Thomas
Galvin. Mr. Galvin, who is a hotel owner
of Queenstown. went aboard the Oceanic
to bid the delegation foodby, and they re
fused to M him go back to the city. Ho
said yesterday he wan glad his friends «had
compelled him to eras* «he Atlantic.
GhUveston, Sept. U — William Oaynsri
who said he was ■< nephew of Mayor Chv
nor of .New York City, was instantly
killed by » live wire here yesterday. He
uns a telephone Uneman,
Flames Not Extinguished, and
Homes Are Endangered.
. IBy Telegraph to Thr- Tribun*. 1
Sornerville, x. J., Sept. 3. Fire com
pletely wiped out the business portion of
tiie village of Neshsnic this afternoon,
causing a loss of more than $80,000.
The fire started in the creamery of the
Uarltan Creamery Company by the explo
sion of a gasolene engine, and the entire
plant was destroyed, with a loss of about
$1,000. The lumber yard nnd three hay
presses and the. grain store of John S.
A merman were Boon ablaze, with a brisk
wind fanning the flames. They are ■ total
loss to the extent of $40,000.
The Mechanic Hotel, which Is a land
mark in the. village, owned by Andrew
Molcombe, was a total loss, with all its
contents and a barber shop adjoining.
This loss will reach $15,000 or $20,000.
The, outbuildings on the farm of former
County Judge. L.ouis H. Schenck are de
stroyed,-with their contents, the loss be
ing estimated at $10,000.
Word was telegraphed to this place and
an engine was sent to Xeshanic on a spe
cial car. It arrived too late to save the
buildings already on fire, but soon had
the flames under control.
The ruins- of the big lumber yard, how
ever, are still burning, and many homes
are in danger. The flames are being
fanned by a high wind from Neshanic
Factional Division in Staten Isl
and Church in Court.
Saving h« bad been expelled from the
congregation of the Mariners" Harbor p,ap
tisi Church «'ti Staten Island, Frederic*.
Kohler ba-s brought charges against thf>
minister in charge, and instructed his coun
sel to bring legal action to set aside the
findings of the hoard of deacons agalnsl
Mrs. Kohler has sworn to an affidavit
accusing the mintster. the flew John H.
Troy, of insulting her. The church Is
divided Into two factions b\ the tight. The
charges against the minister will be heard
next Monday.
There has been bad feeling between the
Rev. Mr. Troy and Mr. Kohler and his Wife
for many mouths. It was said yesterday,
and things came to a he.ad last Monday,
when the minister brought Kohler to trial ,
before the board of deacons.
According to Kohler, the minister ac
cused him of circulating scandalous rumors
about him among the members Of the
Church, and to fight these charges Kohler
engaged a lawyer to represent him at the
He Paid a hearing was denied him. and
on this ground he will *ee,k to have the
courts ««e.t aside the verdict. He. will ask
| for a writ of mandamus, requiring the
j deacons to show cause, why their action
should not be set aside and a proper trial ;
Previous to her marriage to Kohler. Mrs.
Kohler. who is the sister of the minister's
wife, had made her home with them for
several months.
When neen last night the Rev. Mr. Troy
paid he would answer the charges when he
was called before the deacons.
One of Pair Worth $3,000 Thought to
Have Succumbed to Pneumonia.
The three- year-old eland recently ohtained
by the Central Park Zoo in exchange for a
lion diod yesterday afternoon. Just what
caused the animal's death will be deter
mined by un autopsy to be made ujton the
body to-day.
The eland, whloh ts a Ki>eci«* of antelope
from Africa, had been ill sine. Sunday, and
It was treated for pneumonia. Head Keeper
Snvder ufced various remedies durum UM
sickness of the animal, and it appeared to
be doing nicely when suddenly it expired.
There Is another eland left In the park,
and the pair, said to be the handsomest
animate ot their kind la this country, were
worth $3,000. After the autopsy the skin will
be mounted and exhibited in the Museum of
Natural History.
Government Employes Warned Against
Political Activity.
Washington, sept. 28. — The usual before
campaign warning to government em
ployes against Indulging in political activ
ity of any character was sent out by the
Civil Service. Commission to-day. All of
the executive department of the govern
ment and Independent branches an in
structed to Inform employes that they
must obey this order.
Particular attention was directed to th*>
inhibition of JJl«k«i collection or payment
of political i!*Beß!»m < »nt».
Figures Based on Salaries, Not
Growth, Winthrop Says.
At a meetiner o' the Hoard of Kdtication
held yesterday, which was attended by a
hare quorum of memhers. President Kser
ton T Wmtbrop re]ilie<l to criticisms made
by the Bureau of Municipal Researcn of
tlie requirements for the Wll budget.
T!ie answet, in the form of a letter, was
sent to tlie. bureau. Mr. Winthrop <ays, in
replying t'* the query of the bureau a.-» to
how the Board of Educattoa came to find
p.n increase of twenty-etghi Inimsaisi pupils
in the schools, for whom additional money
was asked, that the estimate is not "lie
statement of an annual growth, but of the
increase in the numher of pupils on reifis
ter hetween the data from which that part
of the hud^et relating to tea' h«-rs" salaries
for ISII whs prepared, namely. fr;>m May
B, ii ff * 11 I►.1 ►. to the end of the calendar yenr
le,-,. m her ».
This period. Mr. Wlnthrop explains, was
taken because the preparation of the 1911
budget involved nalaries during 1911 of
teachers employed May 31. 1910; salaries
during the same year of teachers to he ap
pointed we— May 31 ami December XI,
lf»10, and salaries during 1911 of those to be
appointed between January 1 and Decem
ber "I, 1911.
Sulu's Former Ruler Calls at the
White House.
Washington, Sept. 25.— Sultan of Sulu
met his old friend, "Governor" Taft, In the
Green Room ot the White House this af
ternoon, and he completely exhausted his
English vocabulary in greeting him.
"How d'ye do? Glad to meet you!" ex
claimed the Sultan, as he made his most
profound bow to the President, who
stepped forward and grasped the monarch
warmly by the hand.
i\, r several minutes they talked over eld
times, through an interpreter. <»f i auise.
The Sultan h^s hiih admiration for the
President, having met him several times
■while Mr. Taft was Governor of the Philip
pines. The Sultan was accompanied to the
White House hy his hrother and his staff.
Tiie party was introduced to the President
by Colonel Much l>. Scott, who was ones
American Governor ol Sain.
After leaving Urn White House the Sultan
paid his respects to Major i;>'tieral Wood,
chief of staff of tlie army. Karlier in the
day h" bad visited the Washington Monu*
v i*mi i.
Cabinet Sessions May Be Held
To-morrow and Friday.
Washington, Sept. 25.— President Taft and
his advisers put in a good day's work to
day on the estimates for the several ex
ecutive departments to be submitted to
Congress at the approaching session. Acting
Secretary Oliver of the War Department
and Major General Wood. chief of staff
of the army, wont over the War Depart
ment estimates with th« Cabinet. A tenta
tive draft of Hie postal bank regulations,
on which the trustee? have been hard at
work, was submitted to the President, but
little opportunity whs found to give it con
Ft had been the intention to rleaa up th«
"hotise party"' at the White House to-day,
hut so much work remained to be done
that another session will ho held to-morrow
and probnt-iy still another on Friday. One
or two of the Cabinet SBSOsrs who h.td
ninde Mielr arrangements fi»r a racatlea
witli their families will leave to-morrow
and the others will depart Kriday evening-
President Taft expects to return to Beverly
on Saturday.
Senators IMck. \\ arner and Penrosp called
at the White House to-day, but found the
Pi DSlllfihi en^HKed with his Cabinet, and
were nnahle to p«>e him. The Presitlent
found thns later to rei«>lvc sOVaraJ hundre«l
delegates to th« Catholic fliailllsa Oonfsr
€>nce and to gro»t his old friend, tike Sultan
of Sul'.i. He t'mi.-ihe 1 ths iliiv with a horse
buck ricic with his military iild. C'aplaiu
Ar. hi.' Hull
Oceanic Breaks Her Own Record, Ful
filling Captain's Prophecy.
A prophecy made some three yean ago
by Captain Herbert J. Haddock, that he
could break the record of the White Star
liner Oceanic, was fulfilled yesterday when
ho brought her to port an hour ear!t«r
than her best timw between Fa-met and
tho Ambrose Channel Lightship.
The oceanic, which si the fastest vessel
of the Whits Star fleet, was turned over to
Captain Haddock when Captain Smith u.i -i
assigned to the Adriatic Captain Smith
had brought her over in 6 days 1* hours
and 42 minutes, and declared that it whs
the best she rould do. Although fog and
coal and storms had plaj>-d their part In
holding off the record. Captain Haddock
never lost hope, and on the trip which
ended yesterday he made good hit* promise
by malntainln£ an average kp»>eU of 30.19
Lively Incidents Among Large
Gathering of Students.
Parade After Pull with Sopho
mores in Tug-of-War —
Bishop Attends Exercises.
Th« op^nlns: day at Columbia rnlverslty
yesterday was brimful of Incidents of in
terest to all those present. Kor the under
rraduates and young alumni a tujc-of-war
had been arranged. In which the fresh
man and Fophomor** classes were the con
tender?.. This contest, designed by the
student board to sfl on* of skill only, de
teriorated Into a free-for-all mix-up when,
during the second period, some upper class
man cut th« rope and thus Rave the heated |
youngsters an excuse for closer combat. ,
Hut this did not happen until the fresh- j
men. durlnK the first period, had pulled
their older rivals off their feet. Th»« fresh- |
men then paraded around the campus ,
uUerlnET shouts of victory.
No one was Injured In the nWee, although
the university fountains found several vic
tims, who said afterward that they had
jumped in of their own volition.
In tjv» afternoon the opening exercises
wont off without a hitch, the jtymnasium |
hoinj? well filled by an attentive audience. :
Th« opening prayer was by the Lord \
Ti°liop of Salisbury, after which Acting
President John W. Burgess, who is dean .
of political science, delivered a short ad
dress of welcome.
The principal speaker was Henry Fair
field Oborn. Da Costa professor of zoology
at Columbia and head of the American
Museum of Natural History. His theme
was "Huxley on Education." Dr. Osborn
criticised President Eliot when he asserted
that culture could never be acquired by
merely reading a five-foot shelf of book.-*.
After sinnlnsr "My Country. *Tls of
Thee," Ernst Darnell, professor of modern
history in the University of Kiel and the
exchange. Kaiser Wilhelm professor for
; mO-*ll. spoke on "The Course of the
' World's Trade from the Sixteenth to the
! Twentieth Century." This was Mi Inaugu-
I ral address and was well received.
Destruction of $500,000 Bond
in Fire Marks Clear Title.
Kipaj York T'niversity had a mon«=tT cele
bration yesterday morninp mnrkinjr the
final destruction of the university "s bond
for KiOO.OOO. A bij? honfire consumed fhe
document. Acting Chancellor John Henry
Mac< racken in a brief address welcomed
the students to PatWlsMj Heights, "to a
campus the title to which is absolutely
free from incumbrance."
Throngft the gasjsroslrji of the iat<» John
S. Kenneday the ur.lverstty was enabled to
pay the mortgafire on the I'niverslty
Heights property.
tins chancellor MacCracken announceil
that the matters of local government would
Una year lie with the respective deans at
University Heights. He presented Profes
sor Francis Hovey Stoddard as the new
dean of the College of Arts, who addressed
fhe student". He said:
"This collepe has put into intelligent
operation the most comprehensive group
system of student courses now being
given In this country. It is a system
toward which the older universities are
looking with longing eyes at this very
moment. No student can foresee in his
college life exactly what will be sp<>.lrlcal
ly useful for his after life. It is a crlaM
to make s boy of twenty a narrow special
ist. The great specialist Is the fruitage
of years of experience, of wide range of
Ftudy. of maturity."
The chapel announcements follows
New York University has o«stablishe<l a
system of university chaplains for the
conducting of th«» chip*»l exercises, and
has made the following appointments:
The chaplain for the month of Octoher
will be the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Brown.
of the <*lass of 'S«. pastor of Christ Con
gr*>s:Htional Church.
The chaplain for the month of Vnv»m
hor will he th* Rev. Dr. P. l><* Witt Peltnn.
rector of Pt. James's Protestant Episcopal
The chaplain for the month of December
will he th« Itev. Per-- B. WichtmHn. of
the class of -/ >:!. pastor of the University
Helghts Presbyterian church
The chaplain for the month of Jantiarv
will bo th« Re v . T>r .1. M Modsaß, pastor
of the Fordham Manor U^forTTK-d Church.
Candidate Shortened Name Years Ago,
and So It Will Go on Ballot.
[By T«-lfsrraph to Th " tWOSB* 1
Trenton, N. J. Sept. ML— Secretary
of State has decided that in printing the
official ballots for the Novembter election
it will not be necessary to describe the
Democratic candidate for Governor as
Thomas Woodrow "Wilson. Mr. Wilson
dropped the first name of Thomas shortly
after his graduation from college and has
not used it for many years.
In looking up the law lbs Secretary of
State found that the name of the candi
date should be printed in Iks manner in
which he aigned his acceptance of the
nomination. Dr. Wilson signed his ac
ceptance as Woodrow Wilson.
m/SSm Bulletin.
The climax in the use of all-steel passenger equipment
is the train composed exclusively of all-steel car?.
The first all-steel trains to be operated on regular daily
schedules are the
The first 18-hour train between New York and Chicago.
the original 24-hour train between New York and St. Louis.
and the pioneer of all "limited" trains; arc the fir>t trains to
be equipped throughout with all-steel cars.
All-steel trains mean much to passengers, (
They mean greater safety, for they are practically
i'hev mean a<ltlitii«tuil comfort. •• >r !hr\ arc hcaviet and
easier riding.
The IVnn.ih.nMi. Sprrlal'* lts>SSS New York ut ;{..VI r M. to-iluv und urrivr*
('hit-ago Mi A. 31. to-morrow; it lrt*\r* hi< »»o at %M I*. M. «nd' arrive* >♦•
Y«rk SMS A. M. ■*'. ». .
The M 11.-ur St. I.ouU" le«*e Nrw York Hi K.-J.l I*. M. tn-dii.r mm arrivr*
m I.ouU I ■ P. >l. to-morrow. Th«> Hour Mew Yorker" leave* >t. 1...uU at
«.»« I*. M. an. l arrive* New York at 7.00 I*. M. thr writ (t.»y.
•The IV.n.,»l»»ni» Limited" Iravrn \r« York .1 II) V, A. M to-day and
arrives ChlrHgo IMS A. M. to-morrow ; rrlnriiin it lnH« CMSSgji ** 5.39 T. M.
■ ltd nrrUro New York .*>..".0 I*. M. thr nr\t day.
The "St. 1-ouU I lmlte.f lrrtvr«. .\>\v York al |#..W A. M. to-<l;«T nn.i «rriv-«
St. I.miU 1.23 I". M. t,. n>»rr..« tt,» "»wr York Limited" leave* M. I.ouU at I.Ot
P. M. »nd arrive* N»» ) ork ". !.» P. M Hie .... x i d*».
The • I BBJaga Limited" tm\r» New \nrk ul «..W P. M. to-ditT and •»'■ -.
(l.i. •«<> ««O P. M. to-morrow. I l.» ><>n)i<M:«n I.imllrH'* lrii\e» ri»lr.c< at »• >•
A. M. «nd arrive* New Vi»rk t.l* A. M >i.r mr\t aw.v.
Telephone "Madison 1032."
Praise and Reward for Sailors
— Penalty for Truants.
Washington. September V
For h"ro(. action following the. oil tank ex
plosion aboard the battleship North Da
kota on September *. when three men we.r*
killed and many injured, recognition by the
government was given to-day by Acting?
Secref^ry Wlnthrop of the Nary Depart
ment to ten members of the crew of that
Thomas Davis, of Brooklyn, chief wat«T
tender; John J. yulnlan. of Charleston.
Mass.. and George F. Ellis, of Matfleld.
Mass., water tenders, and Arnold .J. Smith.
of Chicago, fireman, were warmly com
mended. Thomas Stanton. of New York
City, and Karl West*, of Brooklyn, chief
machinist mate*. Patrick Reid, of Brook
lyn, and August Iloltz. of • ;ienco*. Mo.,
chief wafer tenders; Charles Roberts, of
Boston, first class machinist mate, .and
Harry Liscomb. of Anacostla. V*. C. water
tender, were awarded a medal of honor sad
a gratuity of |M each-
Davis. Quintan. Ellis and Smith, entering
a flro room, faced heat so Intense that th«
hose had to be played on them, and drew
all fires* In the. furnaces there. The other
six hauled the fires In another fire room
while, the oil was burning on top of a
boiler, taking all precautions to prevent
boiler explosion, assisted in carrying out
dead bodies, in waist high water, dense j
smoke, heat and fumes*. Roberts was over
come by fumes and gases. .
SAILORS.— The soldier or the. sailor who
runs the guard and absents himself with
out leave from his post will have his pay
cut as the penalty for his little. excursion. .
Under the law. a soldier or sailor who ab
sents himself without leave and return* \
within a specified time is not a deserter.
The Controller of the Treasury to-day ■
ruled that every twenty-four hours away ;
from duty without permission will cost a
man a day's pay.
John F. O'Rourke. the New York engineer
who has submitted plans for raising th»
Main« to President Taft. came to Wash
ington to-day for a conference with the
President ana Attorney General Wicker
sham. II« came f oni Havana, where he .
made an inspection of the wreck, following
a conference with President Taft at Bev
erly. Mr. O'Rourke purposes to employ
practical tunnel building operations in hi* ]
efforts to raise the ship, and by -inking j
deep water caissons and rinsing cables
through the mud under the keel he ex- .
pects to lift the ship from dM bottom of
the harbor and bring her above the surface
in the same condition she- was in when
sunk on the night of February '". '*:•* Hi*
plan was fully explained when he presents!
It to President Taft last summer,
ORDERS ISSUED. -The following order*
have been issued:
. AItMT.
Captain FRANCIS A. porn ?orp-» of engineer*.
to Presiiiio of s-an Francisw. General Hos
Captain EDGAR A. M.VKMN irctired). detalied
professor of military »i -.. r< .- and tactics at
Ouarhlta College, Arkadelphla. Ark.
First Ueutenant WILLIAM I*. LAMB, medical
r»wn » corps, honorably discharge.! from ser
vice of Vnited *<tat»s.
First Lieutenant EDWIN U •".'•.. lit* Cavalry,
from recruit depot. Fort SUxum. to jota
t>lst rompany. coast artillery, from fnrt i huy -
tor, NovemN-r 1. to Fort Dv Pont.
Leaven of absence: Captain RORKRT T.
M'MILLAN. <..n»t artill. ens month;
First Lieutenant DINfAN ELLIOT. Bt»t
Cavalry, leave extendeil two months and ten
•lays from Iw.<-ember I. Major WILLIAIt
'' BROWN. .'l' Cavalry, three months fron*
November 1; rin«t lieutenant -SHELBY C
LBAST'Rn. "lgra! rorps. fifteen days; Fir«c
Lieutenant ROBERT M. NOI^XN. Ist Car
atrr. two months upon relief from duty a.
FITHS, »•:> Infantry, two month?.
Captain r m. BENNETT. Commander T«. A.
KAISER an.l F'a.o*",] Assistant ,-«tira*«»r.(»
M. A. STI ART and E. K. CT"RTIS. com
mii««t"'n<»<l. ______
r.l-ir- „-' •'iimm>»n<ter TT. A. MOFTF.TT, de
tarh*><l the Maryland, t/> duty as Inspector
ivh [jighthoti*) District. San Francisco. «*M
fomraander W. (I. JIII>LER. to Asiatic sta
LJ^ufnant Com mard^r c. .} UN"'.. detach*!
naval mt»llle»r»«-» office. Navy Department;
to th«" Maryland.
I.i^uf»nant "'.jmniander Tt. KARLH, M Navat
I4eui»nanr •'. K. cOfRTNET. <l'rß<-h».i »■•>• Ne
braska: to Bureau of Steam Enjfino'rtn?.
IJeutenant B. MOANDI.. ESS. detached ffv*
l.«ui!«lana; homo. swhli orders.
Enßlsms C. A. F><>NVIT.LI.\X "M Ti. t»
(iIIORMI.F.V. d«-tach*<i tho Charleston; to
tho Mary la nil.
Tihlbii i •'. A. i»t \ v iip^ T. B. OOLPMAV, d«—
fache.i th« Charleston; to the West Vir
«lnM. ".
r>!«i)fn K. W. TOD. detached th- Charleston; r->
the >outh Dakota.
Fnsicn E. B. \V<>>t">\VciKT7(. deta^he*! th*
rharVpfn: tn th*» • rar)..
Hcßtsn-ain <:. ITLI.KN. deta.-hM ''ar^ fttis
• 'apilda survey exp»>dltin»i : to •'» Ne— ark.
iin.l additions! duty naval Btßwaai •hBB»"
MOVEMENT!? op 'WARSHIPS.— "The fol
lowing movements of vessels hare, Sag re
ported to |BS Navy Department:
■3ept 9 -Th<» Viper, at Norfolk.
Sept. 27 -Th» I'iij;- the- •'=<• T-..., th*
Ci«»«<Rr. fh^» «i^f>rKia and the T^banon. «t
Norfolk; ihe Dixie, at North Klxer. X«r
T"rk City: the Brut'i». at Newport: •*■*
Aiax. at ilampton Hnads: the P»!»war». th^
Louisiana, the K.insas an.l ''-* S»» Haas>«
sbire. at New Tork City.
Sept. 2*— Th^ Whe«.lirK an.l the ■»• -I at V"nr%
Kept. 2R— The 1/inl'laj. fronj Norfolk for Boston.
!?ept. 27 — The Patacwo. the Patuxent. th^
Ci*-sar .i".l th« tie. ruta. fr^m Hampton Road*
for Norfolk; the. Rm\ from Hampton Roads
f.r a cruise in Chesapeake Bay; the D*«
."Moires from ta* Palmaa for Gibraltar: th*
Standtsh. from Norfolk for Annapolis: th*
\tax. from Newport News for Ifaroptor*
Roa.lV th« Rhode Island. th» Virginia, :h-»
Minn<-s..ta. the Idaho, the Mississippi. th»
Vermont, the Celtic and fh<» Panther, ftfwr*
Hampton Roads for Nr\T York City.
Sept 2* The Nanshan and> th« Pomseil. frvoi
lions K<^sr for Cm'rite.

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