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Democratic Opponent Is Chal
lenged as to Public Service
Commissions Law.
Head of Republican Ticket
Pleads for Progress Before
Columbia University-
Challenging John A IMx. his Demo
cratic opponent, to say squarely whether
or not he was for the rei«eal of the Pub
lic Sen-ice Commissions law. Henry !..
Ftimson Republican nominee, for Gov
ernor, at ■ meeting of the Republican
students of Columbia University, yes
terday made a hot sttack on the forces
Of reaction and the Tammanyism behind
the Democratic ticket. The Republican
candidate declare* that he and his party
flood for the wiping <>nt of corrupt cor
poration control of politics, the proper
regulation by the state of public ser
vice corporations, the state safeguarding
of trorXingfnen and the various reforms
carried out in the Hughes administra
■7«,. >cars ago." said Mr. Stimson.
•'Mr. Dix ran on a platform which in ef
fect called for the repeal of the Public
frrvice commissions law. As yet we
frave beard m disavowal of that position
of Ins party from Mr. " : x The Demo
cratic platform is a document drawn
very skilfully, but it is reactionary.
Would Mr. Dix as <;e>vernor recommend
The repeal of this law? 1 challenge him
to tell the electorate whether or not he is
:n favor of wiping out th*- commissions.
This i ; a vital matter to the commu
nity, and the voters have a right to
know Mr. Dtx"s views on the subject."
Tammany "Economy" Described.
Again Mr. Stimson paid his respects
to Tammany in talking about the alleged
Republican '"extravagance."
"I wonder." said be, "whether th«
voters of New York State would ex
change the "extravagance* of Hughes for
the economy of Tammany Hall." He
jir.inted his allusions by describing the
kind of Tammany "economy** which
paid for horse blankets and bands to
celebrate the- oj^ening of the Williams
hurjr Bridge by the issue of municipal
lit of
mmanyi;. |
Mr E • the election ■ I I
"If I am elected <Jovernor.'' he said,
"I era do littl • without loyal associates
of m- own political faith in the admin
istration. And our hands would be tied
tmlees we had the support a pood K. . !
publican Legislainre. BO I ur^e you to
rote th* Republican ticket Trom top to
Mr. Stims-on's welcome v -; a warm
one. Earl Hall, where the students held i
.their meeting, was crowded, and there
were EereraJ rows of standees along th'
r-:ar of the hall. Professor Charles
Thaddeus Terry, the chairman, whooped
it up for Stimson. tbe Hughes policies
and the Republican ticket. While; Rep
resentative Bennet was speaking. Mr.
Ftimson reached the hall. As he en
te-re-d there- were cheers for him. R^pre
f-entative- Bennet declared that Mr. Stim
ecr. should be elected to perpetuate in
officer the Taft-R.«>sevelt-Hughea type.
"Foiir years of «'harles E. Hughes
must not degenerate into Charles F.
Murphy." said he.
Samson's "Fighting" Court Style.
The candidate for Governor then was 1
Ir.troduced. He went to work in the !
fashion which his associates call his j
"fighting"' court style. He strode up I
and down the platform, at times with
1 oth hands jammed into his pockets, at
times swinging <>ne hand t-. th<? front
with a smashing gesture.
He said in opening that he welcomed
the opportunity to open his campaign ''
before the Columbia University Club, I
ssying That he believed that the Issues
which hie pan pr^sente'd should par
ticularly appeal t<» tite young men of the
elate. Mr. Sti!n?on added:
The present time marks the olofe of an
€-m in our naium. ! rwneml*r that, a
«.uarter of a century aso when I -was a
boy at college. Professor w. <;. Sumner.
Tii*- famous f>oli»i<;il economist, u^ed to
lefl us who were members of his classes
that tli*- test of American institutions
■would come when we had u;-e<s up our fre*
!and. So lons as any citizen who was
<Jiv«-ontent*-d with his lot could pick vi»
t-*.:skr-y. move \V>st and become a home
for himself, we a~ a nation «on-
Jronted no sti i;il pressure. £o long as
il.es* enormous natural resources re
train^'i e\er available at our hands, ne
!-a<i a constant safety valve against *o
< ifel discontent. The "result was much ir
resfronsilik- a n<i |oow political thinking
en our pan li was not necessary for v*
vi f;ic* ;ind solw many of the problems
v iii«-ji confronted oihcr democracies, and
■sheie necessarily jrrew up in us a happy-*
i-;<'-iucky method of thought, represented,
lor instance, tn th^ coxnmop s«j ing tliat
rProvfdrace takes care of •idiots, drunk
tnss and tbeX'nited States."
Declaring that other causes concurred
10 the production of a strong school of
individualism. Mr. Stimson saH:
.•ivjj viKor«JU^. .... iiU <l Keif -reliant
population Brew accustomed to treat our
vondorf,,! resources as jf t!l . y were rn<] .
vniiout a thoucht <.f rc.<Dnn«il,illtl«a t.»
iif future and our Wl«w S'"" 11 " tO
r. •oVi t tin' n - Vn i"n n ?r y "**"■'>■ «>« m thla
oenly eoh». Our f^ulrTha^V^SLS^.
« n iarvi „,,her than :!,.■.,' whk*TSSr«
srrt^iUon. v butetanUaily apj.ro/ruu-V,*
Other Great Changes Noted.
His li'i'uMic.in candidate then argued
thiit tiw same peiiod lias witnessed other
£T«iit cfaanscs in the habits >,t „,.,,-
\U\ produced l»y th- «r««t inventions
an! social mutations <-f the last cen
tury. He Mid thai Instead of ■ nation
*A Carmera ""\v< hay«- l»«c«jnie largely a
ration of dwellers In large cities, de-
; 'riding ujio i others for our comfort,
our business -tnd our very lives to an
* Went to which our fathers in their more
*-i.'i)ljle nieth«.Ja «jf living never dreamed."
B« continued us follows :
pt courM-. these changea have necessitate
<d a thorough reforni in our method of po-
J.ti.al tl.inkjiiK. We have been suddenly
JUintr fuce to lac- with »he most acute
rroMema of modern Democracy. Many of
•:.<■ natioiis of Kuroiie which we have be«n
touMomed v, regard as far • Jin] m
ii^ve in rtality l«*u >Hlsi<]oM!lg .illi actrng
BsaHnasi ss +n*m<t pa£ »
awip cypitii %^j^ji^A^» iw^
To dnr and to-morr<»«.
Catalonia Closely Guarded —
Ferrer Demonstrations.
Madrid. Oct. 12.— The government ex
pects that its elaborate military precau
tions will check possible rioting in Cata
lonia to-morrow, the anniversary of the
death of Francisco Ferrer. It is pre
pared, however, for any emergency. The
International Congress of Freethinkers
cpens in Barcelona, and the proposed
demonstrations in honor of the man who
started his first Modern school in 1901
have attracted many anarchists, who are
being closely shadowed by the police.
The Republicans continue their activ
ities, and the Socialists are endeavoring
to make capital out of the possible re
oix-ning of hostilities in Morocco, the
unpopularity of which incited the people
of Catalonia to serious disturbances last
Grand Jury Soon to Take Up
Case of Gaynors Assailant.
Dr. A P. Masking, assistant county
physician of Hudson County. N. J.. 'aid
«t the Hudson County Jail yesterday
afternoon that James <;allagher. who
sh.it Mayor aynor. had recovered from
the oix'-ration he underwent for abscess
of the thich and had been returned from
the hospital ward of the jail to his cell.
Dr. Haskings declared that <;allagher
was now in pood health.
]t is expected that Gallagher's case
will b^ xuk'n up by the grand jury next
Prosecutor Garven is to confer
\«:tl, Judges Bwayse, Blair and Carey on
Saturday morning, and it js understood
that this conference, will result in .-d
. ing piven to the Prosecutor re
garding th« course he will pursue.
Koi being satisfied that Mayor Gaynor
is out of danger, as Dr. William J. Ar
litz. of Eioboken reported, the IVose
ciftor will communicate with the physi
cian n<>w attending the Mayor.
Women Speed to Hospital with
Man Injured by Their Car.
The automobile of E. J. McKeever. a
Brooklyn contractor, fatally injured an
unidentified Italian at the corner of the
Southern Boulevard and Pclham avenue
last evening The chauffeur stopped,
laid the dying man on the laps of the
contractor's daughter. Miss Margaret
McKeever. and her aunt. Mrs. Robert
Reilly, and then hurried to the Fordham
Hospital, where the man died as he was
being placed on the operating table.
Miss McKeever and her mother, who
live at No. 1<».". Sixth avenue. Brooklyn,
and the aunt. Mrs. Reilly. who lives at
No. 36 West Slat street. Manhattan, ac
companied Ernest Warren, the chauf
feur, to the office of Coroner Schwan
necke. The testimony of the chauffeur,
combined with that of the three women,
convinced the Coroner the Italian's
death was accidental, and when he
learned of the kindly treatment that had
been bestowed on the dying man he
paroled the chauffeur in the custody cf
Mrs. McKeever and allowed the party to
Th? Italian, evidently a laborer, . the
police say. was crossing the boulevard
from the vest to the east side, and was
hidden from view by a passing grocery
wagon when the McKeever automobile
reached the corner. The machine, head
ed south, was running at a medium rate
Of speed when it struck the man and
hurled him a number of feet, breaking
his neck.
. •
Leads Lively Chase Through
Streets of Brooklyn.
For several hours last night the police
of the Atlantic avenue station in Brook
lyn picked up pieces of clothing through
out the district. They were about to
decide that they had a mysterious case
to unravel when word came from the
Snyder avenue station that a man partly
disrobed had been arrested after a hard
The police of the Snyder street sta
tion received word about 9 o'clock that
a man almost nude was running through
Flatbush. Patrolman Kehoe, who was
detailed on the case, found a large crowd
In Halbone street, jeering a man who
appeared to be about ready for a hath.
Kehoe grabbed the man. but be cot
away. At Clarkson street, Timothy Mc-
Carthy, an orderly of the Kings County
Hospital, saw the man coming, with a
large crowd In pursuit. McCarthy
tackled him and both went sprawling in
I th<> street.
■ •• station house the man said he
, trg< Bronkhurst, an electrician,
li\iiig .-it X". 124 i Prospect Place, H^
■• nt to thf Kings County Hospital
f.tr obw n ;;ti«.n.
Miss Russell Wants Vote Taken from
Man Altogether.
IBy r« <--iraph to Th*> Tribune.]
Pitttburg, OcL 12.— "Woman has forced
hTsr-lf into a position where she has to
fight for her rights, and now that she is
tVlitlng in organized tar— st why not take
th*» real step— the consummation of suf
frage f"f women and the abolishment of
the ma!*- rote?*" *ald Lillian Russell here
"Absolute suffrage for women and the
withdrawal of the power and the reins of
government from man** hand.*! Miss Rus
pell paid, '•will give the men themselves a
fuller opportunity to play the games in
which they have been r>»>-\ successful. If
they have women to tight for in business
and on th« battlefield ii that is necessary
— tht'y will be lining their full Hhare."
Make Rich Haul in Department Store in
Rochester. Oct. IS-— -For some tune stone*
has been missed from the cash exchange
of a !are» darartnient store. A watch was
set and to-day the police solved the my*
tery. when they caught four email boys
Bsrcng banknotes off the alias by mean* of
a stick pushed through the Bteel screens
on the end of whicii was a piece of gum.
The bills readily stuck to the Rum, and
hauls of from 110 to *-" were mad.: at a
time. The- buys were arrested.
ii I". Round Trip. an 15. hpeyial I'm in
l.v iM-hbr-aaea & 12:00; W est m St. 12.15.
viii Wot Shore ,: ft. Returning after th«
i huu< ♦>.;:■' lisdison. AdvL
Calls Them "Traitors of the
Basest Kind" in Speech at
Ex-President Also Reviews the
Knights of Columbus and
Urges Broad Religious
[By Te'.»praph to Th#> Tribune. 1
Peoria. 111., Oct. 12.— Coming into Illi
nois to-day. ex-President Roosevelt did
not mince words in denouncing bribery
and corruption, and he chose the capi
tal of the state to express his sentiments.
It was a comparatively small crowd
which greeted the Roosevelt train, a fact
due to the inability of the officials in
Springfield to ascertain from the man
agers of Mr. Roosevelt's trip the time of
his arrival or whether any stop would be
made. Both of yesterday's Springfield
papers announced that there would be
no stop. The crowd which had gathered
at the station, however, was most en
"1 think the average American citi
zen." Mr. Roosevelt said, in part, "is an
honest man. and therefore it is his first
duty to insist on honesty in public life
and business life alike. (A voice, "Give
it to the Jackpotters!**) Good, my
friend; I am glad to hear you say that.
No man who is worth his salt will sup
port any one of the creatures who was
tainted in that scandal. The most im
portant thing before us as a people is to
drive from public life the corruptionist.
the bribetaker, the brlbeglver. The men
whom you speak of as •jackpotters' are
traitors to the American people, traitors
of the basest kind, and it is infamous In
any one to condone their iniquity or to
support them and stand behind them.
directly or indirectly. The presence in
public life of such men is a shame and a
scandal, and I do not care a rap whether
they belong to my party or to some other
party. I hold it my bounden duty to be
equally hostile to them in either event.
All the People Responsible.
"The very fnjet that we have the power
— we. the people of the country — should
make us keenly alive to our responsi
bility for the exercise of the power. The
knowledge that we cannot in the last
resort blame anybody but ourselves for
what happens in our public life ou.yht to
cause us to realize our responsibility.
We cannot escape the respons?ibi ity if
there is corruption, wickedness, lawless
ness in public or in private life, ana you
can guarantee that what 1 can do to
war against those evils and against their
kind in every state in the I'nion v>ill be
"But it r^sts, my friends, with you to
do it in Illinois. I can disagree with
honorable men en public questions; I
can fight hard for my side, and if I win
I am glad, and if I don't win I am sorry,
and I can submit to it; but when it is a
question of corruption I recognize no
party lines. If a man is a crook, hunt
him out of public life. If you don't, then
you are harming this country, not only
for yourselves, but for your children and 1
your children's children. We can af
ford to divide nn ordinary political lines,
but we cannot afford to divide on the
!iiif that separates the honest man from
the dishonest, man. Sometimes you will
hear men sneeringly say: "Oh, they are
a!! scoundrels, and there is not much
difference between them. s<> let us sup
port our own scoundrel.' Now, the rea
bon why I want to find out our owl
scoundrel is to drive him out of public
An old and gray headed Frenchman in
the crowd at S\ rincfield ran forward
s-houting excitedly. "Parlez vous Fran
cais.-parlez vous Francais?" "Oui, oui,"
replied Mr. Roosevelt, and he then said
in French that he had the pleasure of
spending two most delightful weeks in
the Frenchman's country, obviously to
the infinite delight of the old man.
Reception at Peoria.
Only a few stops were made on the
way from St. Louis, and Peoria was
reached at 1 p. m. The ex-President's
host «as the local chapter of the
Knights of Colajmbus, which celebrated
Columbus Day. The invitation to visit
Peoria on this occasion was extended by
Archbishop SpaMing last January. The
Archbishop Intrusted the invitation to
Dr. Maurice Francis Egan. American
Minister to Denmark, and an intimate
friend Of ' olotiel Roosevelt, who pre
sented it to the ex-President when he
visited Copenhagen as the guest of the
The Chicago chapter of th.- same or
pani/.ation held a dinner this evening,
when the guests included Vice-Presi
(i. Nt Sherman and Senator Lorimer. This
was attended by Bishop l>unn, of Pe
oria, who had failed to take any notice
„! the Invitation to attend the dinner
Ki\«ri h<r>: this evening. Archblsliop
Glennon, of St. I^>uis. sent hi.s regrets,
so that the only representative «,f the
Catholic hierarchy present this evening
was th. venerable John Lancaster Spald
ing. titular Archbishop of Bcythopolia.
ArchbUhop Bpalding came down to the
station t<. meet Mr. Roosevelt, but being
naturally retiring and quite feeble, he
took a seat in a cornel of the station
outside of the lines which the- police were
supposed to maintain. As soon as Mr.
Roosevelt saw the Archbishop be broke
through the tinea »nd greeted th. v *n
erable churchman— a movement which
almost led to a riot, as the people broke
all lines, and several thousand strove
to K<lK <1 ; " tn< " • x -President. Putting his
arm around ihe Archbishop, Colonel
Roosevelt escorted him to the waiting
automobile, which both entered. They
proceed. <i Immediately so the Country
Club, where Mr. Roosevelt B at on the
right of the Archbishop, with Rourke
Cockran on his right. Dr. Chariea p
Mill*, formerly a raaidajil of Peoria, also
Tribute to Archbishop Spaldmg.
FiMin the luncheon Mr RoOBSVIt ac
companied Archbishop Spaldlng to hl«
home, uh- be -at for ROOM time chat-
i ,111,11 v" »etoail BBg*
Second Occupant of Small Craft
Has Narrow Escape m
Little Hell Gate.
Big Transfer Boat, Carrying
Seven Cars Constituting the
Maryland Express, Keeps
on Her Course.
One man was drowned and another
thrown into the waters of Little Hell
Gate just before midnight last night,
when the twenty-five-foot motor boat
Gimmick «m crushed like a shell by
Transfer Boat No. 2. carrying the
Maryland Express train, just off 108 th
According to the survivor of the acci
dent, the hie transfer boat kept on
without attempting to see what damage
she had done. Had it n..t been for a
passing tug the second man would have
been drowned.
Charles Garland, of 177 th street and
the Harlem River, the man who was
drowned, owned the Gimmick. He was
accompanied by Charles 11. Sutherland.
Of 172 d and Suffex streets. The Bronx
his helper. The two men had been up
the Pound and were on their way back
towins a smaller motor bo..t and two
rowboats. They were travelling f*»t,
aided by the strong tide. Suddenly they
saw the lights of the big steel transfer
At the time of the accident the Trans
fer No. U was tarrying a load of seven
Pullman coaches, comprising the Mary
land Express, on its way from Wash
ington to Boston.
Garland and his helper steered a
course which was calculated to bring
them clear of the oncoming float, ac
cording to Sutherland, but the big boat
kept ploughing up the river so rapidly
that their course was intersected. Suth
erland says that Garland and he cried
out at the top of their voices in the ef
fort to attract the attention of the
man in the pilot house of the transfer
boat. The attempt was in vain, how
ever, and the little motorboat was soon
under the lee side of the larger craft.
Soon a grinding crash and a splinter
ing of wood followed, telling of the de
struction of the Gimmick, Sutherland
says, as he and Garland were catapulted
into the water, and then everything was
stilled in the roar of the transfer boat's
big propellers as they churned the wa
Sutherland declares he never saw Gar
land after the two boats struck each
other. He is an expert swimmer, and
when the collision came he dove under
the water. When he came up it was to
bump his head against the steel bottom
of Transfer No. 2, and he dove
again, knowing that were he to be
caught beneath the steel hull he would
be drawn under the keen propellers. He
finally managed to swim to one side, and
arose to the surface.
After taking a few deep breaths Suth
erland paddled around, looking for Gar
land, but without success. He soon re
alized that the transfer boat was not
going to stop, and started to cry for
help. The tug Ph<enix responded, and
he was pulled aboard and taken to the
Health Department dock, at East llMth
street. From there he was tt^ken to
Lincoln Hospital, where Dr. Poison said
lie had a deeply Incised scalp wound
and was suffering from submersion.
The Harbor Squad, at the foot of East
VJlId street, heard of the accident and
searched for Garland's body, but could
not find it. The launch and the row
boats were totally destroyed.
Naval Militia Cutter Careens
When Off the Battery.
Seven men in a boat came to grief yes
terday off the Battery when they under
took to go up the North River In the
sailing cutter No. 4M, belonging to the
Ist Battalion of Naval Militia. They had
been as far seaward as the Narrows and
were on their way back to the receiving
ship Granite State at i»7th street. North
River, when the cutter was overturned.
The cutt r, with two leg-o'-mutton sails
carrying it along at good speed, was
heading northwest in the lee of the
Panama liner An. on. bound south for
Cristobal. The seven men in the boat
did not realize that the steamship was
rhielding them from the full force of
the wind, and when they came around
her stern there was a puff and, accord
ing to those on shore who saw the mis
hap, a poor display of seamanship, and
the cutter went over on her beam ends.
The seven men, t h » ■ i r oars and boat
hooks and other equipment rolled into
the bay.
The upsetting was seen from the
bridge of the Ancon and. slowing down,
she tooted for assistance. As she was
about to lower a boat the tug. John
Puller, of the Baxter Wrecking Com
pany; the tug Engineer, of the War
Department; the tug George K. Kirk
ham, and the steamboat Seagat-- iv
sponded. The John Fuller got to the
men first and Captain Olsen'a crew
hauled the men aboard When the
seven wet sailormen got aboard the Ful
ler the cutter righted itself and was
towed, half submerged, to Pier A.
The polka Of Harbor Station A offered
the sailors assistance, but they were in
different to It and refused to pi\e their
Fast Aeroplane Flight of Le Blanc at
St. Louis.
St. Louis. Oct. 12.— Alfred l*e Blanc, in a
Hierlot monoplane, marie a flight of thir
teen mile* In ten minutes at the Kuiloch
aviation meet 10-.lay. He covered nix laps
of th» field nnd flew four miles out of
tixhlblllon lights by "Arch" Hoxsey, who
yesterday gave Theodore Roosevelt his first
arronhme ride, and other Wright aviators
comprised th« remainder of the pro
gramme. _
Ti ■•■ Wine r. >i ■ ■ ■ ■ Know Wine
II T l>*w<*.V & BOBi Co. i 1;^ K'iKon St.,
N. V. A.M.
Boats on the Seine Seized to
Rush Supplies to French
Leaders Ignore C^li to Colors
— Men on Southern Line and
Subway Vote to QbH
Paris. Oct. 12.— The strike of the rait
road men. which threatens to spread
throughout France, was denounced to
day by Premier Briand as "an insurr* - j
tion purely, built on criminal founda- j
tions. " i
The Premier said that t! "' 5I" 1 ' " ;I<<
called while negotiations were going on
through himself and the Minister of
Public Works, M. Milleran<l. for an ad
justment of grievances, and he promised
that the instigators of the strike would
be criminally prosecuted. The Premier
urged the trainmen not 10 follow the ad
vice of the leaders of the strike.
Subway Employes Quit Work.
The Paris. Lyons and Mediterranean
and Orleans railroad men late to-night
voted to strike, as did also the employes
of the Paris subway, who deem this a
good opportunity to obtain satisfaction
on a number of demands for which they
have been working for some time past.
The effect of the strike on the two
roads mentioned is not yet perceptible.
It is pointed out. however, that the
engineers on these lines do not live in
Paris. They will therefore, take their
trains out, but abandon them when they
reach their own town, after spreading
the strike order on the way. Warrants
were issued to-night for the arrest of
fifty-two of the strike leaders.
The River Seine, which in. January
threatened to destroy Paris, now looms
up as the city's savior. The government
has made arrangements to rush food
supplies to Paris from the sea, requisi
tioning all tugs, boats and barges to
meet the crisis brought about by the
stoppage of the railway service, and
ease the food market, "which is already
hard hit
The government's weapon of reserve
mobilization has induced some of these
employed on the Northern road to re
turn to their posts. Nevertheless, the
Northern and Western railroads are
h]o, ked. The call to the colors has been
ignored by the large majority, and at
mass meetings held to-day the strikers
reiterated their determination not to re
spond to the call.
Much destruction has been wrought on
the Western system, where the strikers
and their supporters have held up and
thrown trains from tracks, destroyed
signals, ripped up rails and cut tele
phone and telegraph wires. The govern
ment has ordered the arrest of a score
of the strike loaders, and instructions
have been issued to the troops to use
severe measures wherever occasion re
Thousands Walk to Homos.
Thousands of persons living in the
suburbs who are employed in Paris
masked this evening around the stations.
These they found closed and silent, with
soldiers' camps in front. Then, with
true Parisian gayety. they laughingly
set out to walk home, perhaps a dis
tance of five or ten miles, or stormed the
tramways, cabs, automobiles and other
The losses to commerce already are
tremendous. Scores of trains have been
stalled along the roads, many of these
carrying food supplies which have he
come unfit for use. The passengers on
the steamship Oceanic, who took the
train at Cherbourg for Paris, are blocked
nt Mantes-sur-Seine, about thirty-six
miles from Paris. Many Americans
have been compelled to remain in this
city, or to pay fabulous sums to reach
the coast. so that they may embark for
Seven hundred sacks of American mail
are now being transported from Havre
to Paris up the Seine, and the French
steamship line will employ a tug to con
vey the passengers for the steamer
sailing on Saturday.
Jaures Attacks Government.
M. Jaures. leader of the Socialists in
the chamber of Deputies, to-day an
swered Premier Briand. charging that
the railroads of the government were
responsible for the present crisis. He
said that the scheme of militarization
was dangerous, as it was certain to
weaken military discipline and increase
The strikers held up the express train
fur Havre at Rois Colombes. and cover
ing the engineer and fireman with re
volver*, compelled them to abandon tho
locomotive, which was then uncoupled
from the train and tipped across the
track. A freight train was also stopped,
and a cargo of cattle was freed.
The boat train for Dieppe covered a
few miles and then returned here. The
Saint Nazaire and In\alide.4 terminal*
have been closed. Paving stones have
b<en heaped on the tracks outside the
Saint Nazaire station.
The Southwest Expre>B had a narrow
escape from being wrecked on its ar
rival here to-day. The brakes failed to
work, and subsequent Investigation
showed that the air tubes had been cut.
The train dashed into the Austerlltz
station at a speed of sixty miles an
hour. It was finally stopped Just before
reaching the Dorsant terminus.
Heavy consignments of fruits and veg
« tables destined for Relßluni and North
ern France are stalled and ruined.
Prices of fish, eggs, butter and milk
jumped 28 per Vent during the day. The
merchants are arranging for the. trans
portation of vegetables from the sub
urbs by automobiles.
Paris's Garrison Reinforced.
The garrison of Parts has been rein
forced by troops from the provinces.
Passengers and mall for the steamers
Teutonic and Kronprinz Wilhelm leaving
hint night arrived at Cherbourg to-day.
Many telegraph wires were cut to
< iiiiifhiicil on •*< unit pace.
Genuine pebble eyeglasses, the cool kind
thai never mist. Spencer*, 31 Mai«len lane.
Vt( jident of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who
dec!are.« freight rates must be increased.
Husband of Vaudeville Actress
Threw Cabbages at Her.
[Br T«"l»jn - to The Tribune.]
St. Paul, Oct. I*2.— Because cabbages.
sticks of wood and other missiles -were
thrown at a vaudeville actress during
her act. a decree of divorce was granted,
yesterday to Marion C. Prentice from
James Prentice, of Minneapolis.
• My husband would throw sticks and
articles of all descriptions at me as he
stood in the wings when I was In a
travelling theatrical company," com
plained Mrs. Frentice. "They would fall
at my feet and humiliate me so that my
act was spoiled. At other times he
would go out in the audience and Jeer
at me and try to get the audience to hiss
Plan to Control Crop of Three
Southern States.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Crowley. La.. Oct. 12.— Eight hundred
rice producers, millers, bankers and rice
irrigation promoters from Texas. Missis
sippi and Louisiana, in session here to
day, originated a poo! to control the
rough rice crop this season.
Resolutions were adopted declaring in
favor of a co-operative sales company
to handle the entire crop through on©
channel and eliminate competition-
Committees were appointed to work out
details of organization. In the mean
time, the producers agree to hold their
rice at full value until the pool is par
fected-;". . "*. _ •
Death Possibly Due to Recent
Lo3s of Her Husband.
Cherbourg. Oct. 12 — Mrs. Osmyn P.
Conant. of New York, died suddenly to
night. She was taken ill on the tender
which was conveying passensrers to The
yteamer Kronprinz Wilhelm, and was
transferred to a hospital in Cherbourg.
where she died sunn afterward. Mn».
Conant was travelling la N>?w York un
Mrs Osnjyn t". Conant lived at No. 31<»
West B'Jth street She accompanied her
husband on a trip to EaroßS ai
month ago Mr Conant, who was man
ager for Olnn A Co.. the publishers, of
(fe To Fifth avenue, had been ill for
some time and went abroad In search of
"While on th°ir way to Geneva. Switz
erland, Mr. Conant died suddenly on Sat
urday. His body is now on the way to this
city, accompanied by the nurse who had
been attending him.
A relative of the family said last nisht
that MYs. Conants sudden death was
probably due to the shock caused by her
husband's death. She also had been in
poor health.
Tragic Death of Well Known
Pittsburgh Physician.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburg. Oct. 12.— Dr. H. 'V,'. Tay
lor, a prominent physician and a mem
ber of the Homeopathic Hospital staff.
shot himself to death in the parlors of
the fashionable Automobile Club here
to-night. The board of governors was
In session. Dr. Taylor addressed one of
the members, saying: "I am going to
shoot myself." Suiting the action to the>
word he drew a revolver and shot him
self in the side.
M. F. Leslie, one of the governors,
fought frantically with the doctor in an
endeavor to take away the revolver.
Dr. Taylor managed to break away,
however, and fired a shot into his tem
ple. He was rushed to a hospital, but
died an hour and a half later.
Dr. Taylor was thirty- nine years old
and married. Xo cause is known for his
act. He was the medical adviser to
Alexander Peacock, one of Andrew Car
negie's "young partners." and had ac
companied the Peacock family on a re
cent tour abroad.
President Reviews Boston Parade De
spite Injured Foot.
Beverly, Mass.. Oct. 12.— President Taft
returned to Beverly late this afternoon
from Boston, where he reviewed the Co
lumbus Day parade and had luncheon with
Representative Gardiner at a hotel. The
President's left foot is still giving him some
trouble, and he wore a carpet slipper into
Beaver; Perm.. Oct. 12.— The County Com
missioners directed the County Treasurer
to-day to draw a check for fI.OOO. th* re
ward offered for the capture of Charles
Hlckmiin. the Jail-breaklns; wife murderer.
The lock is in favor of Mrs. Frances Ellen
Williams, at in* request of her husband.
Daniel Will lam . Milkman* former busi-
BOM partner, who made the capture.
— i •
Great Day Line Str. "Hendrlck Hudson"
to West Point and return. Sat.. Oct. t"«th.
rim* ' exactly f"r the Yale-west Point
Football game. Se« ads. — AiU t.
Pennsylvania's President De
clares Money for New Enter
prises Cannot Be Obtained.
He Asserts That Big- Sums Spent
for Improvements and Wage
Increases Make Higher
Rates a Necessity.
Washington. Oct. 12.— James McCrea.
president of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, rendered illuminating to-day's
hearing before the Interstate Commerce
Commission on th«» proposed advances In,
freight rates by the roads east of Chi
cago. He was on the witness stand
throughout the day, and In the Judg
ment of the members of the commis
sion proved an admirable witness.
He. urged the necessity, from the point
of view of the railroads, of making the
proposed advances in rates on account
of the increased expenses in wages in
curred by the roads In the- last ten years
elating 33 per cent in the case
of the Pennsylvania Railroad— the in
creased cost of living, which bears on
every operative in the railroad service.
sreat or small, and the greater cost of
maintenance of a railway service ade
quate to the needs of the American peo
Asked by Commissioner Prouty a* to
future railroad development In new ter
ritory. Mr. McCrea said he believed no
money would be available for new rail
road enterprises.
-It is not possible." he asserted. "We
cannot get the money anywhere for that
sort of exploitation."
In the course of his testimony Mr. Me
Crea asserted that the results of the
constant increases in the business of the
Pennsylvania Railroad through a Ion?
period of years had been distributed
either through reductions In rates, in
creases in amounts paid for wages and
material or by reinvestments in th*
property not capitalized. He expressed
the earnest belief that a property of the
magniture of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, rendering a service satisfactory to
its patrons and "deriving, as it did de
rive in 19^9. net earnings to the amount
of only ">.OI per cent of the amount
actually invested in the property." was
entitled to fair cr nsideration by the gov
ernment and the people, and he could
not understand how a. system of rate*
which brought about such results could
be regarded as on too high a basis.
Calls Increases Vitally Imperative.
President McCrea presented a type
written statement declaring it had be
come vital!-, Imperative that out of the
surplus earnings of the Pennsylvania
Railroad it should be able to make Im
provements in the service demanded by
the general publiic.
"We must go forward and not back
ward." said Mr. McCrea. # 'as there is no
such thing as a great railroad standing
He pointed out that a large amount of
the surplus earnings from year to year
had been put ba-\: into the propeity of
the company in the form of better ter
minals, stations and safer crossings, al
though much of this expenditure v»a3 in
such a form that no immediate retu-n
upon It could be expected. He added
that in the last ten or twelve years the
Pennsylvania lines east of Pittsbur^ had
expended ?262.0f>0.000 on Improvements
•for the purpose of enabling the com
pany to go on operating the property on
a h!sth plane of development."
Mr. McCrea indicated that the in
creases in wages alone on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad in recent months had
amounted to between $7.n*«O.«V>»> and *$.
<¥¥>.<¥*> a year. In order, he asserted, to
enable the company to meet this in
creased expense and to meet the addi
tional demands of the shipping and
travelling public freight rates "much
higher than those now in force would be
necessary. It is absolutely necessary
for the company to recoup itself, prob
ably by an advance In freight rates, for
the great demand on its Income by rea
son of advanced wages and Improve
Mr. McCrea said that in the last three
years there had been practically no in
crease in railroad business.
"In my judgment." he continued,
"east of the Mississippi River. In years
to come, there is going to be a markedly
lower rate of growth of business. This
is going to fall very far short of making
good on the great increases in wage*
and other tremendous expenditures."
He said that the facts as applied to
the Pennsylvania Railroad applied with
equal force to every other carefully and
conservatively managed road.
Mr. McCrea Cross- Examined.
The cross-examination of Mr. McCrea.
was conducted by Louis P. Brandela.
of Boston, representing th« Atlantic
Coast shippers, who was counsel for
Glavis in the Baltlnger-Pinchot investi
gation. In response t(» Inquiries. Mr
McCrea said that in the last ten years
the employes of the Pennsylvania Rail
road had received increases in wages
aggregating S3 per cent. This advance
was given to them principally because
of the extraordinary cost of living, al
though other causes had a contributory
Notwithstanding the increased cost of
living. he added, th«» thirty-seven thou
sand stockholders of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, one-half of whom were women
an. l children, were receiving the same
amount In dividends now as they had
In the last ten years, although their ex
penses had Increased proportionately
with those of the employes.
In a general way Mr. MeCrea testified,
that the proposed advance In rate-, were
considered necessary by his railroad be
cause the. increased Inroads on the, in
come had to be repaid from an advances
In rates.
Mr. MeCrea asserted that the Pennsyl
vania system had never been operated
with greater economy, efficiency and
•kill in the public service than at fret-

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