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Picturesque Reception by 30.000
Enthusiastic Persons at
Hot Springs.
« "
President Also Takes Up In
terstate Drainage, in Which
Arkansas Is Vitally
{By T*!l**r*ph to Th* Tribunr 1
Hot Springs. Ark . Oct. 10.— Had Hot
Fprings been a hotbed of Republicanism
It could not have given ex-President
Roosevelt a more cordial welcome.
Neither COUM it have given that wel
come in a more picturesque and dra
matic petting.
When Hot Springs undertakes to do
things It does them up brown, as wit
ness the stage fitting of Colonel Roose
velt's speech at the state fair grounds
In #si" Imagine a perfect day. a sky
as blue as an artist e\«r dared paint an
Italian landscape, an atmosphere as
bracing a? that of Denver of Cheyenne,
thirty thousand persons surcharged with
enthusiasm and you will have the drop
Then picture a United States flag
composed of sixteen hundred school chil
dren, the -white stripes made up by
dainty little misses in white and the red
by mischievous boys each wrapped in
.-<\ t the white stars made of fleeced tis
sua with a background of little girls in
blue, and you will have the background
against which Mr Roosevelt spoke, and
In a group of typically Southern little
pirls. too. for when Mr. Roosevelt mad.'
his appearance such a primping and
pluming and rotying of hair ribbons you
n^ver saw!
As he delivered the first of his three
addresses to-day— was scheduled to
make but one— he stood under an arch
■which bore the mystic figures "ISM,"
end from which was suspended a lib
erty beil. From the clapper of the bell
two ribbons were pendant and held by
vnunc girts. As the colonel took his
Ftand to l>egin his address the girls
j-uiled the ribbons, and Mr. Roosevelt
v as deluged with ■ shower of American
Beaatjr roses, greatly to his surprise and
likewise to his delight. •
Loosed Doves of Peace.
As E»on as Mr Roosevelt appeared in
the grandstand a dramatic programme
-... 1? carried out. On each slue of the
platform on which he was to speak was
h group of Federal find a group of Con
federate veterans Two of the prettiest
pirls in Hot Springs, ■• pretty that Mr.
Roosevelt could not refrain from com
plimenting them and the r-tate- on the
Vi.sscssion of such beautiful women, one
«lressed in pray— the latest hobble- skirt,
by the way— the other in blue, sat
with the two groups of veterans.
Just before it was time for the ex-
President to speak these young women
liberated two doves of peace; then cross
ing over, the one in gray to the veteran?
:n blue and vice versa, each presented
■the opposing soldiers with a handsome
bouquet. Following this the children,
• BBSnafl by the bam), sang "Amer
1-a" and afterward "Dixie," to the in
tense delight of th- great assemblage
and of O.lonel Roosevelt, who stood up
nrsd beat time with great enthusiasm.
From the grandstand to that opposite
—the one in which was the human flag —
Mr. Roosevelt was escorted by Governor
Honaghey and Senator dark and other
prominent citizens. Senator Jrff Davis
bringing up the rear, and he passed be
tween two lines of young women, all in
v. hite. but carrying parasols of red.
■white and blue. To say that the colonel
was pleased would be to put it very
mildly. So was the crowd, and it was
not the less so when the Governor intro
duced Mr. Roosevelt in terms So eulo
gistic that it will stagger any Repub
lican who tries to excel him.
In his seal form Mr. Roosevelt thanked
the Governor and tlie l«--ople of Arkan
►** He thanked the children, thanking
The-m also for a handsome bouquet which
hctl -cached him when, several years
Mgo. be visited Little Rock and which
: >-.-. the card of the s?hool children of
3 lot Springs. Then he charged them to
j<lay with all their might when they
payed and to work with all their might
*• h»n they worked and not to mix the
two. He admitted that this might not be
:n accordance with the modern system of
teaching, but he averred it was good ad
vice, nevertheless.
Mr. Roosevelt appeared to advantage,
i.c he always dr>e-E under such conditions.
He expressed his gratitude for the* Gov
«rnor's testimonial to his honesty, be
cause, he said, it came from a man who
had • t. hlnrv*-if an hone-st public of
tkial. He essenenf ■ cordial greeting to
the men *ilio wore the blue and the men
«ho v •■!■< the gray, who, he said, by
hor position on the platform typified
the sentiment of the whole country.
Good Wtord for Veterans.
He had. *. good wiunl Sar the Spanish
war veterans, hi* M ossssa4oj and then
he launched outin the subject of new
rationalism. He did not say anything
new. but He liad Improved somewhat the
vhrapeology «T hi:- former Southern
t^peech** on this Fubj^t. and }.. d»--
Uvernd hinibolf of his views with special
It was iwuiQssJMe for tUo colonel to
make hiroKlf h.w»rei by lhos« people in
the Frao.i*4;tnf] on «lx* opposite side of
the ra<eirn«-k. *r<. at the risk of strata
ing his voice, the colonel shouted that he
would come over and deliver another
fpeech. which L. did, and finally he
made a third to them from the grand
He made it dear that he stood square
ly for the Utiftral government's sharing
la the cost of the drainepe of the swamp
lands of tut* saseasi states.
Ife said that drainage problems were
interstate problems, and cited the cases
of Missouri. Arkansas and Louisiana,
each «.f which, in the order nanv-d, must
• rain Its swamp Un<ls into the oth^r.
«ii the nuxiiu-e, thai appear* to be in di
t#cl ojjpo»iti«jn t/ the f^ltien taken by
<»»»:■•.■. • on cUirJ imrr
n., r arssi,"tssc'-* m:\v-vohk, ti ksdav. (htohkh ii. i!»io.-sixteen pages,
Governor of Brazilian State
Ousted— Troops Involved.
Ua de Janeiro. Oct. Ml— The Governor
of the State of Amazonas. Colonel A.
Ribclro Bittcncourt. has been over
thrown by the opposition, aided by fed
eral force. Serious disturbances fol
lowed the Governor's removal, and the
federal flotilla bombarded tho town sf
Manaos. which i* the capita] of the
President Pocanha has ordered the
Immediate reinstatement of Governor
Drop in Death Rate Continues
For th*» week which ended on Satur
day the Health Department figures
show seventeen deaths from typhoid
fever In the greater city, compared with
twenty-four for the same week last
year. The decrease has been unin
terrupted, compared with the same time
last year, for four weeks. In the last
eight weeks a rise has been indicated
twice and that by only a small margin.
When asked yesterday if he could at
tribute the falling off this year to any
specific cause. Health Commissioner
Lederle said he believed the vigilance of
the typhoid "detective bureau" had
helped to eliminate possible sources of
"We keep close watch on the typhoid
lever cases," said Commissioner Led
erie, "both in the city and at the water
The local department, Pr. Lederle
said, had been working in conjunction
with the Board of "Water Supply and
th<* Department of Water Supply, Gas
and Electricity in the Croton watershed
t<> prevent any pollution of the water.
Denial of Abdication — A De
parture for England.
Gibraltar. Oct. 1*"». — Before leaving
Portugal. King Manuel sent the follow
ing autograph letter to th»» Portuguese
"I am compelled, owing to stress of
circumstances, to embark, bat wish to
Inform thf people of Portugal that my
conscience is clear. I have always act
ed as a faithful Peirtuguese, and I ha.c
always done my duty. I will ever re
main at heart a true Portuguese, and
hop^ that my country will do me Justice
and try to understand my feelings. My
departure must in no way be taken as
an n<-t of abdication."
King Manuel of Portugal and the
Queen mother Am^lie decided to-day to
go to England. They will leave here
probably in a few days, but are unde
termined whether they will travel by
land or s^a.
The Italian warship Reglna Ei^na ar
ri\*>d here to-4ay te« lake on board th?
Que^n Dowager Maria Pia. who will go
to Italy.
Northern Railway Station Guard
ed — Fears of Spread.
Paris. Oct. 10. — The long standing un
easiness and agitation among railroad
employes developed to-night into a dec*
laration to strike on the part of the
men employed on th*> Northern road.
The- decision is a result of the refusal of
the company to grant the demands of
the men. chief of which is that the mini
mum daily wage should be five francs.
Th» men have preserved the strictest
secrecy regarding their plans, but it is
understood that the strike- was fixed to
begin In Paris at midnight and in the
provinces at 8 a. m. to-morrow.
Up to a late hour, however, train., left
the Gare dv Nord as usual. The ter
minus was occupied by the military.
municipal guards and the police as soon
as the Prefecture learned the decision
to strike. The government was not
taken unawares, and had made prepara
tions to preserve order. Similar pro
visions have been made in the provinces
and troops are held ?n readiness to guard
the- tracks should such a step be neces
sary. . ,
The- trainmen say tlmt they will not be
intimidated by the government's meas
ures and that th< y will refuse to obey
orders as reserves, if orders to that effect
are- issue-d. on the ground that they are
|f|r gal The men bold that the law only
provides for mobilization of railroad men
for the purpose e.f transporting troops.
It is reported that the strike is likely
t" sprt ad to the employe? of the state
No freight trains left Paris during the
right, and It seems that the whole «=>.>-
tem will be stopped in the morning. The
railroad officials do not know whether
the trains which left here late to-night
arrived at their destinations, as tele
graphic and telephonic communications
arc badly interrupted. Whether this Is
the work of the strike sympathizers is
not known. The tracks have ben cut at
Si Quentin.
The pnstofflce has already prepared to
substitute a special automobile service
for mail trains north This will be put
into operation beginning at 5 lock In
the morning.
Said He Would Do So if He Could
Carry a Southern State.
Atlanta. Oct. 10.— "By Oear—j if I
thought I could carry a single Southern
state I would willingly run for the Presi
Colonel Roosevelt made that statement
on Saturday, It was Joarn<-d to-day. In the
presence of Mayor Maddox and other mem
bers of the reception committee arnica es
corted him through Atlanta's MreeU».
As the procession moved alon^', wUh the
*-x-President bowing his arknuulr.slgnirntb
to the thousands on cither si/1/, Mayor
JTsitllwT told Mr. Roosevelt that, he had
lived in Atlanta all his life, and the crowd
was •■■ largest lie had ever sees massed
In the streets.
"You see. Colonel Booseveit." added Col
onel Vrrti J. I»axon, president of the At
lanta Chamber of commerce, "what the
SSOple of Atlanta would do lor you, if you
gave them ■ .fiance.
With manliest enthusiasm the ftx-i'resi
dent then made the remark about running
again for President.
On Columbus Day. Orea' Str H end rick
Hudson i. Kiiiffst'n ft and return. Sec advb
—Advt .
rrhotrißrarih by Arm-rican l'resa ABS'«-iation.)
Hazed Middies Also Had to Sing
'Em, It Is Asserted.
[By Telegraph to Th«» Tribune.]
Annapolis, Oct. 10. — For the purpose
of investigating an alleged outbreak of
hazing. Captain Bowyer. superintendent
of the Naval Academy, appointed a
board of investigation to-day, composed
of Commander W. H. G. Bullard, presi
dent; Lieutenant Commander C. B. Mc-
Vay, and Lieutenant G. W. Stec-le. Four
first class men are charged with the
It if stated that the four men under
suspicion were caught in the room of
one of their number last week with
a party of fourth class men. who were
being compelled to compose pongs and
sing them at th*" same time, while others
were forced to write love letters for the
edification of thr> upper class men.
The alleged ha/ing took place late
Saturday nierht. and was discovered by
Lieutenant <J. W. Bteele, the officer of
ti'f discipline department, who was on
duty at the time.
It is understood that two of the mid
shipmen who are under suspicion of
hazing are Lewis' W. Comstock, of Ohio,
and Milton H. Anderson, of Washington.
Anderson is pitcher of the baseball nine
and a member of the football squad.
Tt is stated that the officer entered a
rxx.m in which were a number of first
classmen and fourth classmen. Four
first classmen were captured *nd the
rest ran away. The under classmen are.
rnderstood to have denied that they
were hazed.
The affair hap created a great deal of
excitement at the academy, and it Is
considered certain that if the midship
men are found guilty they will be dls
mi=Pf-rl from the eer\ Ice.
Th's case is regarded as particularly
grave in view of the f.i<"t that the men
arr> first classmen Members of the
highest class are made responsible for
the maintenance of order and discipline
in a degree Just below the officers •hem
setves Only last week t'aptain Bowyer
warned the midshipmen against luizing.
Paris Lawyer Cant Collect Mar
riage Fee in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. < >ct 10.— A writ of foreign
attachment against John (J. A. Irish
man. American Ambassador at Rome,
was quashed in the Common Pleas Court
n r re to-day. Tho writ was brought by
O. E Bodington, a lawyer, of Paris,
France, who claimed something over
UL'rMto francs for services in adjusting a
marriage settlement when the Ambas
sador's daughter became the Countess
de (Jontaut Hiron.
The Ambassador filed a petition set
ting forth that he was still a resident of
Pittsburg. and Had never abandoned his
residence hero. :ind the court held that
a writ of foreign attachment does not
lie in this state against the defendant,
since tin debt was contracted in France.
Got $20,000 for Patent While in
Philadelphia. Oct. 10.— Robert E.
Lindsay, formerly an engineer in the
employ of the United Slate?" govern
ment, committed suicide in a hotel here
to-day by inhaling Illuminating gas.
He was chief engineer at one time, In
charge of much work in Panama, re
cfhing JSOJOQO from the government for
a patent on a trench digger. Later he
was sent to Manila. Two yc;irs ago he
l.ft the government employ, ;in<l was
heard from In China and Japan.
On bis return he opened an office in
this city. His wife and child an- said
to live in Washington.
Masters Machine and May Learn
IBy T>l*j?raph '• Tlii Tribune.]
Atlanta, Oct. l With time hanging
heavy on his hands, Charles W. Morse,
the New York banker serving fifteen
years in the federal prison here, has
mastered the art of using. a typewriter
and is now considering taking up the
stud) of stenography. He Imparted this
information to Ma wife, ' no reached
Atlanta this morning to pay bin her
regular monthly visit.
Morse Is using the typewriter in col
lecting dats about the health of the
convicts, for the use of the prison
New Night Train to Portland. Me.
Portland Express: Iv « - N «* v York in 40
p. m via Lowell and bo Lawrence; due
Portland hl3 a. m .; •>«"* ««©Pt Sundays.
N. V., N. 11. ft H H. U. 171 Broadway.—
Ad\ t ' . ........ . ...-■• lt
Multi-Millionaire Banker Names
Her Girlhood Friend as
She Is at Former Home in Pitts
burg, While the Husband
Occupies Quarters
at Club.
[By Telfgrraph to Th» Tribune.]
Pittsburg, Oct. lO.— Andrew W. Mellon,
multi-millionaire head of the Mellon Na
tional Bank and the extensive Mellon
interests, filed a suit for divorce here
to-day against his wife, Nora Mary
Mullen Mellon. The petition names Al
fred George Curphey. of London, Eng
land, as co-respondent. An absolute di
vorce is asked. • .< . .
The Mellons were married ten years
ago at the country home of the Mullen
family, in Hertfordshire. England. Mrs.
Mellon. who is thirty years old, is twen
ty-eight years the junior of her husband,
and is reputed to lie wealthy in her own
"I do not wish to make any comment
at this tim», but this case will be con
tested to the end," said Mrs. Mellon*!
attorney to-night.
Mrs. Mellon is living nt the Mellon
home, with her two children, while her
husband is occupying a suite of rooms
at the T'niverslty Club.
Mr and Mrs. Mellon agreed to sepa
rate while in Paris a year ago. Mrs.
Mellon had expressed discontent with
life in Pittsburg and its "newly rich"
Tn the petition for divorce the banker
specifies that his wife forgot her mar
riage vows when she and the corespond
ent were in London. Paris, on the steam
er Kaiserln Auguste Victoria, in New
York and in this city. Mr. I'urphrey
i" describe! as a member Of many Lon
don clubs and a childhood friend of
Mrs. Mellon, who is the daughter of a
wealthy Herefordshire brewer.
Mr.-. Mellon and Maxine Elliott, the
actress, were much together when in
Paris a year ago. At the time Mr.
Mellon is said to have settled upon his
wife the income of a sum said to be at
least $850,400.
I'nder the separation agreement the
two children— Aisla. tight years old.
and Paul, four — were to spend half of
the year with their father in Pittshurg.
Mrs. Mellon wont to Pittsburg with the
children in August, when her husband
took up hi? residence at tin University
Mr. Mellon and Miss Mullen met while
the last named was in Pittsburg on a
tour of the world with her father. She
was accounted one of th>' wealthiest
heiresses in England.
Andrew W. Mellon is probably one of
the ten richest men in the United States.
His wealth is estimated at $35,060.0611
He has long been an associate of Henry
('. Frick an.l has had a hading part in
Pittsburgh coal, coke and steel opera
Undergraduate Secretly Weds
Philadelphia Girl Here.
IMv TVl^Kraph to Tho TrHiuno I
Philadelphia. Oct. 10. Joseph Tetlow,
a wealthy candy manufacturer, admit
ted to-day that his daughter. Miss tlrnre
Tetlow, a number of Philadelphia's
younger social set, and Theobald Clark,
a Princeton student, had eloped to New
York, where they were married, without
the knowledge of their families. As
dark is still an undergraduate at
Princeton, his family wanted the wed
ding postponed until after his gradua
tion. Neither the bride nor her father
would teii by whom the ceremony was
Clark Intends to finish his college
course. Mrs. Clark will live with her
father tad mother in Chestnut Hill.
There is likely to be some controversy
at Princeton as to Clark's resuming his
place in his class, hs it has practically
been a rule there to discourage- students
from entering college after marriage or
marrying while in college.
i . •
where autumn folinge Is In its full glory.
Sp«—ldl Excursion Oct. 12, via New Jersey.
Centra!. Koutnl Trip. 11.r.0. l,<av« Went
23rJ.Ht.. S:2o. Uter.ty Bt.. 8;3o A. M. -Advt
Like Firebrands, Their Clothing
Ablaze from Gasolene, All
Are Shot Into River.
Men Nearly Exhausted When
Dragged Into Boat by Her Son
— Old Ferryman Gets
Them to Hospital.
Three men who had h«en cruising in
the Hudson River narrowly escaped
death early last evening when the tank
of their gasolene launch exploded, set
ting fire to their clothing and at the
same time hurling them into the water.
The men were William H. NiooTay, an
electrical engineer, of No. 35* 3d street,
Brooklyn; Edward ONeil, a real estate
dealer, of No. 521 »»th ttreet. Brooklyn.
and H. A. Simons, an insurance broker,
of No. i'"_'2O Beverly Road. Flatbuph. All
were taken to the Washington Heights
Hospital. Nicolay was the only one
'whose conditions was serious.
The men started on a pleasure trip on
Saturday, planning to spend three days
in cruising up and down the Hudson.
Yesterday morning they found their
little boat off the Peekskill shore. They
decided xo take in the sights of that
place «nd then start on their homeward
journey. It was late in the afternoon
when they jumped into their launch and
started toward New York.
They made no haste to reach their
destination, but practically allowed the
boat to drift along slowly. The ap
proach of dusk warned them, however,
that in order to arrive in New York at
the hour they had planned they must
send the launch at a faster pace.
The boat was then sent along at top
ppeed. and sped swiftly by Yonkers and
the suburban villages to the south, until
the men found themselves under the
shadow of the Palisades, about a thou
sand f» et from the Jersey shore and
directly opposite 20Jth street. Manhattan.
At this place the tank on the launch
suddenly exploded and hurled the occu
pants of the boat into the water. To
their dismay, however, they found that
it was not alone a question of saving
themselves from drowning, for their
clothing was blazing and the water
seemed to have, bu: little effect in
quenching tl.e flames
Niioiay was the only one of the men
who could swim at all well. Simons was
good for only 8 short distance, while
O'Neil was absolutely helpless. The
burden of saving his companions first
Irom the Mames anil then from sinking
fell upon Nicolay. who was rapidly near
ing exhaustion when the attention of
persons <»n the shore w;is attracted to
the men's plight.
At the foot of the Palisades, opposite.
was a little ferryhouse, which is in
charge of Mrs. Attca iJallagher. an aged
woman, and her son Thomas. The
woman was the first to see the blazing
boat and the men struggling in the
water. She hurried up the cliff, where
her 808 waa working, and told him that
a boat was on tire in th* rrVer, and that
some men were in danger of drowning.
The son hastily dragged n r^wboat from
its moorings and set out from the shore.
tiallagher. as soon as he neared the
men. recognized that O'Neil was in the
greatest danper. and thr.t his attention
should first be given to him. Reaching
the spot where O'Neil was fighting he
roicall) to say himself from sinking.
Gallagher reached ovef the edge of his
boat and finally succeeded in dragging
him aboard. Next he rescued Simons,
and then, althoirgh nearly overcomt by
his exertions, pulled Ktcomy into the
In the mean time Mrs « la 1 higher had
hoisted three white lanterns over the
little ferry hnS.se This was a signal
arranged when an emergency arose tt t >
warn Richard Cox. an old sea captain
who ran the ferry during the summer
months, and who was stationed on the
New York shore.
Cox after the signal had been raised
and lowered several times, noticed it and
quickly started across in his launch.
When he landed on the other side he
found the three men under the care of
Mrs. Gallagher, who was vainly trying
to restore them to consciousness. With
the assistance of Thomas Gallagher, he
carried the men to his boat. On th*:
way over he signalled mid attracted the
attention of a patrolman, who summoned
an amhuliHiee from the Washington
Height* Hom.IUL . - t
j_ nOTfl. 1 CWT'M? fii;VT In City of >>w York. Jrr«*T City ami Hobofc»n.
** I Mill li U^l!i 0-L.lSl ELSEvreCBS'TWO CENTS.
Man Caught Between Car and
Door Dies in Hospital.
William Werner, a bookkeeper, em
ployed by Haebler & Csk, importers and
exporters, with offices at No. 79 Wall
street, died In the Hudson Street Hos
pital early this morning from injuries
received last night when he was thrown
on his head in nn elevator necMeSM at
that address. Dr. Zimmerman, of the
Hudson Street Hospital, who responded
to an ambulence call, found that his
skull was fractured and th;ct be alss re
ceived internal injuries.
With several other employes Werner
was slated to do some extra work. He
returned from dinner about fi:."» o'clock,
and as he stepped ipto the elevator one
of the other employes of the firm called
his attention to something which he
wanted Werner to finish immediately.
While thus engaged, and with his back
turned to the elevator. William Korh.
the elevator man. whose bell was ring-
Ing wildly, started to close the door.
Koch said that at that moment Wer
ner tried to enter the car and MM
caught between the elevator and the
door. With onh one hand available,
the other having been Injured re-ently.
Koch shut off the power as quickly as
he could ani fhm proeeoM to npen the
door. The sudden impact, however, had
stunned Werner, and wh-n the door
was opened he was thr.wn backward
and landed on his head.
And Unembarrassed Mayor Did
Right on the Stage.
[By Teleirraph •■ Th* Tribunal
Mollne. 111.. Oct. 10— Although he was
not down on the programme. Mayor
George W. McCaskrin of Rock Island
played a leading part at a performance
of the "Gay Morning Glories." a bur
lesque troupe at the Moline Theatre last
night. He arose on invitation and kissed
the "star," Miss Mabel Mailumn. twice.
An audience of three thousand persons
applauded vociferously.
Miss Mailumn. while singing "Has
Anybody Got a Kiss to Spare?" walked
in the direction of the box Is which the
Mayor was seated.
"Sure, right here!" sang out McCask
rin. as he stood up and leaned out of the
box. The audience went wild, shouting.
"You're a live one:" and "Smack her
again. Mack:" Mack did— right on the
Moving Picture Men's Counsel
Compliments Aldermen.
The proposed ordinance of Alderman
White establishing an official board of
censors for films shown in New York City
was warmly praised by moving picture
showmen, who attended the hearing on It
yesterday In large numbers.
The ordinance provides for a board to
consist of three aldermen, who shall have
power to say what films shall not be
shown here. A year ago an unofficial
board of censors was established by per
sons interested In the People's Institute.
It has done much good work, but has no
authority to stop any exhibition. John
Collier, a member of this board, spoke
against the ordinance. He said his board
had done good work, but had had pome
trouble because of the ny for the sup
pression of .rime pictures. He said hi.
board had an idea that certain pictures of
this kind taught a moral lesson by show
ing the evil results of crime.
Robert I* Luce, counsel for the Moving
Picture Men's Association, speaking in
favor of the proposed ordinance, said they
wanted to be as helpful to the community
as possible.
"We will welcome the <lay when .«\i.h
a board as you propose Is established '
said Mr. LIMS "We know of no body of
men more capasea of passing on the fit
ness and ni-Tit of films than members of
jour honorable bod>."
"That Is one of the few kind words ever
spoken to us, said Alderman Levine as he
shed a tear.
The hearing was adojurned to Octo
ber 19.
Said To Be Hastening Home to Direct
AS airs in Rhode Island.
(l!\ I'- !<ltraj.:i M Th* Tribune.)
Providence. Oct. 10.— That Senator Nel
son W. Aldrtcn has cut short his holiday
abroad and Is hastening homeward to take
up the reins of party management surren
dered by General Charles R. Bray ton at
his death a few weeks ago. is declared
by persons who say they are familiar with
ttate politics in Rhode Island. Leading
members of the Republican State Central
Committee decline to comment on this
new phase of the situation beyond admit
ting that they will welcome his advice.
Senator Aldrich is expected to harmon
ic, the rival camps of Colonel Samuel P.
Colt and Henry F. Lippitt. who are cred
ited with a^ desire to step into his shoes
wl>en be surrenders his seat next March.
Resigns en Request of President
Taft, Who Says Changes
Are Planned.
Say 3 Clerk Charged That Out
.--,'! V ' W,i3 Done in Office,
but Explains That He H :
Proper Sanction.
Herbert G. Torrpv. chief assayer her%
has resigned after almost thirty- seven
years of service. He has sent In hi*
resignation to George E. Roberts. Di
rector of the Mint at Washington. who
wrote to him ten days ago that It had
been called for by th© President. The
resignation takes effect on November I.
when Mr. Torrey will have been In
charge of th<» assaying at the local assay
office, in Wall street, for thirty-seven
years. He blam»s a man whom he placed
in the service for the loss of his office
When Mr. Torrey received th« letter
from Mr Roberts he and some of his
friends wrote to President Taft asklnC
him why Mr. Torrey was ask- to
resign. On Thursday last Mr Torrey re
ceived a. letter from the President tell-
Ing him that he would have Is go, as it
was planned to reorganize the assay
office here.
At his home in Stirling. N. .T . Mr.
Torrey said last night that he thought
his resignation had been called for on
account of trouble he had had for many
months with one of his subordinates. H~
said that several members of his staff
had told him that one of th* clerk-*
had been making complaints to Dan
le! P. Kingsford. superintendent of
the office, and probably Is the Director
of the Mint, the foundation for which
was the fact that Mr. Torrey for som^
time had done private work in the as
say office, with official permission.
Succeeded Father in Office.
"My father. Professor John Torres of
Columbia College." paid Mr Torrey
last night, '"was appointed the first as
saver in New York. by President Frank
lin Pierce. In 1.H54. I succeeded him as
chief assayer in 1*73. Dr. Linderrian.
of "Washington, the first Director of th«
Hint, told my father that he could do
outside work— that Is. he could take work
which mining engineers and others took
to him. The Secretary of the Treasury
I ratified the permission.
'When I became Chief Assayer the
Dir«*ctor of the Mint told me that I
could do the same, it being understood
that all materials were to. be paid for
by me. I kept a strict account of all
acids and other materials which 1 used
in the outsld» work. I had my own fur
nace built and paid for It myself. I hail
my own gas meter put in. so the govern
ment was under no expense.
"Mr. Roberts seven years ago took ex
ception to my doing outside, work. I
told him that I would make arrange
ment! to have it done in other places,
though I said to him that permission
had been given to me and my father by
the Director si the Mint and the Secre
tary of the Treasury. After he mad*
the ruling I built a shop at my home
and another at Maplewood. N. J.. and
made arrangements to have the labora
tory work done in Brooklyn. Of courso
I could not prevent men sending work
to me at the Assay Office.
Tells of Mistake in Delivery.
"About September 1 a package cams
to me from out of town. A postal card
that came with it notifying m* of th«
work was put by mistake on the desk
of the superintendent. When ho spokf*
to me about It I told him it related to
outside matters. It seems he wrote to
the Director of the Mint saying that
outside work was coming to the Assay
office and asked for instructions."
Mr. Torrey made no comment on this
••He received In reply." he continued.
"a letter saying that the use of a gov
ernment office for transacting private
business is contrary to the rules and
regulations and must not l*& allowed. It
was following that that I received my
letter from the director saving that the
President wished my resignation. Im
mediately on hearing from the President
I sent him the following letter: "I here
by tender my resignation as assayer in
chief of the New York Assay office, to
take effect on November 1. which com
pletes my thirty-seventh year si service.*
"I am leaving the government t<> go
into private professional work. I shall
open an office for assaying and examin
ing mining properties. I feel that my
retirement comes as a result of the de
termined efforts of a. man whom I have
befriended for thirty years.
"I took this man into the Assay offico
when he was only a carpenter, and at
the request of my wife taught him all
that he knows about assay work. In
thirty years I have Increased his" pay
from $- to $*» a day. As a return for my
friendship and the many favors I have
done him. he has b*»»«n for months malt
ing every effort to d<> what he consid
ered would be the greatest injury he
could do to me. My conscience Is clear
and I feel far more pity for the man
who has been against me than I do for
Nothing could be learned from Super
intendent Kingsford yesterday. He was
In Washington conferring with Director
Roberta and Charles MinrieiefT. who m
investigating the processes in all th*
United States mints and assay offices.
Several of Mr. Torrey'ai men said that
they knew no reason why he should re
sign or why any one should force him
IBy Telegraph to Th© Tribune. J
■Winst'xi. Conn.. Oct. 10. — Alanson Can
neM. of New Milford, who was 103 years
old last week, lias been a member of trio
Congregational Church in NVw Milford for
eighty-one years. His entire life has been
spent within ten miles of the spot wlitr*
he was born, and he is still able to f*t
around. He plan* to cast his vote aa
usual on Election Day.
The Wine for those who Know Wine.
11. T. l •<►*-> &. Sons Cu.. 13* Fulton ait..
St Y.— AdvU

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