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Candidate Speaks at Rousing
Ratification Meeting in
Carnegie Hall.
Attacks Tammany Rule and the
Turning' Down of Justice
Whitney — Low on Roose
velt's Views
j- frrv l. Stimson delighted an audi
ence v.fcich filled even-" seat and stand
ing place in Carnegie Hall last night by
f ggfitftlg speech, in which he accepted
fVery challenge held out to him and
rarr^d the war Into th* enemy's camp
hv showing up various serious incon
r:strnries between the professions and
♦•■<? a*~ts of hi? opponent. John A. Dtac
rrid the men ropoMible forth* choice
o* nis or>ponent
Th>- big audionc** punctuated every
FTr<~r.c point "with enthusiastic applause,
rr.ir.^ci with derisive laughter as the
speaker of the evening referred to "Tom"
Grafly as Dixs idea of a champion to
run down the "Black Horse Cavalry"
gad trade similar sallies.
Before the hour t or the meeting the
ir.ain fJr>or v. as well crowded, while
there were only a few boxes vacant, and
the upper galleries held large crowds.
Just before Seth Low. president of the
Republican Club, opened the meeting,
tee "7th Assembly District organization
rnsrehed in ivith a band ar.d brought the
rr<->*rd to the cheering point once more.
Th e hall Ti-iis profusely decorated with
the Star and Stripes and party emblems,
wfcfle a number of women were in the
boxes, on the main floor, and even on
the platform.
Applause Lasts Several Minutes.
As Henry L.. Siims'"'n came out on the
platform, accompanied by Seth Low and
Otto T. Bannard. he was greeted with
, fc**?rs and applause which lasted several
minutes. Again, when he was intro
duced after a parac* had interrupted the
"•roceedir.frs by i:= Titrance, th^re was a
further outburst, which -was renewed as
V.*- arose and broke out afresh as he
started to address the audience for the
first time.
On the rJ at * nrrn " n ' ere representatives
of bH the Assembly districts throughout
the city and the speakers. Representa
tive William S- :■•••..■ Job E.
Hedges. Conspicuous in one of the boxes
•das s-jnator Depew. who was warmly
cheered when his presence was nnt^d by
Sfc Eefiges in the course of his address.
jTt. Stimson spoke in a voice loud
enourh to reach every part of the hall,
£^iJ even while a hand was playing as it,
cam** into th.s hail he could be heard
Th<s only untoward incident of th?
evening was the attempt of Maud Ma
lone, a Harlem puffragette. to put some
question. Just as she arose a band
approached and her voice was drowned
cur. The polic* made a move to expel
her from the hall, but the ushers, at
the request of the chairman und the
candidate, allowed her to remain. Mr.
Lrtr informed her when the cries of the
crctpd to "sit down" ar.d "put her out"
had been quelled, that she was invited to
cr.me and listen and not to speak.
When she still insisted, although her
question could cot be heard on the plat
iorm, Mr. Stisnson courteously .informed
her that she had an opportunity to learn
how citizens received information upon
the issues of the day and she was €x
pected to act as those citizens did.
When this did, not pacify her. he added
That there was a proper time and place
to put such questions, arid he asked
her to take her seat, as she had chosen
rieither the place nor the time to put
such q'j«:-stior.s.
Persists Until Ejected.
Still the militant suffragette stood her
£reur;d. bareheaded and defiant, and
then Mr. Stimson said: "If you cannot
tai° a suggestion there is no other al
ternative but to a.sk you to remove your
As even this hint did not suf^ce. three
policemen gently but firmly forced the
protesting young woman fr<->m the hall.
When Stth I>-iw introduced the cajidi
«iate for <iovcrnor the whole audience
broke force in ari'lause which lasted for
feme minutes. Representative • nn*-t.
"who entered at that moment, also came
lr, for seme of the approval, while a
r^archir.g company from the 12th and
34th Assembly districts, with their
lanis. caught the crowds with their
cry, "Stimson, our next Governor!** As
the candidate arose the cheering broke
fnrth cr.ee more and continued for about
three minutes before he could speak.
Mr. Stirr.son began his speech by
pninftng out that In the changes and
development of political thought in the
last decade the Republican party had
taken the position cf icad^r in constitu
tional progress in both the state and the
sejUotl Under its great l^ad^rs, he said,
the clearheaded citizens who compose
Sta rank and file had tak^n the l^ad in
regressive social legislation and had
Thrust their Democratic opponents into
the position of mere obstruction and re
action. Continuing, he said:
Furthermore, thi? has bwri progress and
ret revolution. It has involved no change
:u the form of our government. It fias iii
■■. oivt-d no impairment of our Const nation
fcisd r.o liisarrariyemtnt of our tyetem of
« iieck* and baiaii^»->- N>t w *-r-n the «-o-ordi
n*te Branches cf frovcrnment. !i lia.i b*-*n
iu-Cumpiifcr.**! by lecislation and cot execu
tive usurijation. Th«-re has b.;-en no <m-
P«L:rnj*rt of t_he functions of the courts. On
tta contrary, Rsbßtastislly every pieoe of
grH*t Btrut'f-re of «:onstr-jrtive leglsla
gy_ygjCh repr^sfnt.- this crc.wth has b~in
,'v, y thl? WBt* an-1 Kubsrantiaily ev*ry
-iwoi ir *•** kwn approved as constitu
;i;S'n v , 4U '' <1 ( .' 1 * a Proper devel"pment of our
Mr. stinaon insisted that the party's
progressive purpose was sure to prevail
m spite O f the obstruction caused by
Republican minorities uniting with
Democratic majority. The issue of th*
limpaign, h- add^d. v.as whether th.
state should go forward or back, and a*
proof of where he and his associates on
the Republican ticket stood he came out
CatJy for a continuance u f the policies
>■ '
t^' > v%'* q^n ' - * ■"^^^^^b^^x^^^^^h^^bjS^- 1 " v^^
To-rlar fair.
T. m. rr.. u r.r..t.,u.|» 'i"
Otto T. Bannard Says He Is
"Heart and Soul in Fight."'
Otto T. Bannard. who was one of the
last speakers at the Stimson meeting in
Carnegie Hall last night, aroused great
enthusiasm when he said:
'I state this with personal knowledge
and authority, that President Taft is
with us heart and soul in this fight for
■and government and for th- election
of a man whom he greatly admires and
respects. Henry L. Ptimson. for Gov
ernor, and the entire ticket. Let there
be no misunderstanding about this.
President Taft is for good government.
"There are Republicans in this com
munity who suffer from hysteria when
the name of Theodore Roosevelt Is men
tioned. One of them lives in Westches
ter County.
"They are fearful that if we succeed
in this fight for good government in this
state that the just glory which will be
due to Roosevelt will make him Presi
dent in 1912 instead of Taft.
"These victims of Rooseveltphobia.
■while fancying that they are loyal to
Taft. are planning to do what little
they can to prevent his having a second
term in the "White House, and if in their
Infinite wisdom they think they are
helping Taft they are assuming a re
sponsibility and a guardianship and a
foresight which almost suggest mental
disorder. Such farseeing affection pas
seth all understanding."
Covers Mile on Measured Course
in 53 Seconds.
St. Louis. Oct. 14. — Alfred Leblanc.
who is to pilot the French balloon He
de. France in the international race next
week, established to-day what is said
to be a world's record for aeroplane
speed over a measured course. With a
Blfriot monoplane, Leblanc made a
mile in fifty-three seconds.
Brutally Assaulted in Her Home
by Italian, Who Escapes.
Mrs. Jen McCarthy, eighty years
old. the well-to-do widow of a Bronx
contractor, was brutally attacked in her
own home. No. 002 Baker avenue. West
Chester, late yesterday afternoon. An
unidentified Italian took her off her
guard by asking for a monkey wrench
and then felled • -.- - to the floor.
When the woman was found she was
lying in a pool of blood. Dr. Grossman.
of the Fordham Hospital, who was
called, said that her lower Jaw was
broken, her scalp lacerated and that her
skull was probably fractured. When
restored to consciousness she declined to
go to the hospital.
The assailant made his escape. De
tectives from The Bronx bureau be
gan a search for the Italian, but
they ware puzzled to find a motive for
the attack. Apparently Mrs. McCarthy's
rooms had not been disturbed. When
the officers learned that Mrs. McCarthy
had dispossessed an Italian family for
non-payment of rent about two months
ago they intimated that revenge might
be at the bottom of the attack. The
woman's condition is said to be serlcus.
Members of Portuguese Royal
Family Meet at Lisbon.
Gibraltar. Oct. 14.— King Manuel of
Portugal, the Queen Mother Amelie.
the Duke of Oporto, the Count of
Sabugosa, grand master of the Portu
guese court, and the Count of Figueiro.
master of ceremonies of the court, held
a conference here to-day concerning the
course to be taken by the King ani the
other members of the royal household.
It was decided that King Manuel
should Wd a quiet life until his Health
was fully restored, and that meanwhile
his friends in Portugal wou'.d undertake
a vigorous political campaign, in which
the supporters of Duke Michael of Bra
ganza. the pretender, will co-operate, to
return as many monarchist candidate
as possible at the elections.
It is probable that after his arrival <n
England and the publication of his man
ifesto King Manuel will take a sea voy
age or travel abroad, so as to avoid em
barrassing Enrland by carrying on a
political propaganda. It has been ar
ranged that the Duke of Oporto shall
accompany the King to England, in
stead of going to Italy with the Queen
Dowager Maria Pi.i.
London. Oct. 14.— There is no truth in the
statement in last night's patch from
Lisbon to a news agency here, that Great
Britain had recognized the republic of Por
While the government of the United
States has r.ot ?o far officially recognized
the newly created Republic of Portugal, the
head of the naturalization bureau at the
federal building. John Donovan, has done
n. In receiving the papers of Manuel
Theago S;>!nol&. a jeweller, who lives at
No. 143 West 12CTh street. Mr. Donovan re
corded in his book a renunciation by Spin
ola of his citlzenshijj in the Republic of
Portugal. Sr' no a was born In Funchal.
the capital of Madeira, and on his arrival
n the United States In ... recorded
as a subject of the kingdom of Portugal.
Navigator and Mechanics Disgruntled
at Anchorage of the America.
{By T>l»Ri-aph to The Tribune]
Atlantic City. Oct. 14. — "Sail within
twenty-four hours or I quit." was the ulti
matum fcened upon Walter Weilman to
r.ight by Murray Simon. Junior officer of
the steamship Oceanic engaged as navi
gator of Wellman's airship America..
Jf-an .!■' on. motor expert, brouKht here
from France by Mr. Vaniman. Bought legal
advice to-night to secure a -Jalm of C3>,
which he says is due him for his services
George Rifflard. a awehaatcaa. who came
from Paris with Jacon. haa also made a
claim that 515 is due him.
Simon. Jacon and Rifilard were call^
into conference to-night by Weilman and
Vaniman. but they V ft the place without
nuking any compromise except on a
promise to ray U V and salL N ° itemeat
as to the probability of sailing has been
Great Day Line Str. ' #Hen *^ v Hu*.«n 1
to West Point ,nd return To-da> Timed
exactly for Inspection Parade and -
West Point Football Gam:-, see a-la.-Ad.t.
Held in $10,000 Bail in Scran
ton, Where Bruce and Whit
man Try to Keep Him.
Says Later That Offer of $10,
000 Cash Bribe Was Made
to Him to Vote Against
Agnew-Kart Bills.
with the indictment yesterday for at
tempted bribery of Frank J. Gardner, of
Brooklyn, former state Senator and an
acknowledged lobbj agent at Albany in
the days of the anti-racetrack gambling
legislation. In 190? • ■ » ores of rumors
and rtoriea of bribery of legislators in
that connection appeared to be in the
way of b<"iiier Investigated officially for
the first time since they became current.
Congressman <> f tn <;. Fc«=]kf-r. who ac
knowledges that he was approached by
Gardner with a bribe offer, and Robert
H. Klder. Assistant District Attorney of
Kines County, who is said to have heard
The story of the proffered bribe from
<;ardr.<=-r himself, were the two principal
witnesses before od jury of this
county yesterday, and it was on 1
testimony that the Indictment Gard
ner was found.
Mr. Foelker rterday that he
welcomed an ' on. The Con
gressman, who was a <t;<i<-> Senator in
when he rose from his sick -
cast the vote that passed the anti-gam
bling bills, ' 'T h re had been stor
ies floating around both in Albany and
New Fork :• lative to his connection with
the attempt d bribery, and the indictment
of Gardner with his subsequent trial,
offered the best and. Indeed, the oniy
means, of layinsr bare all the facts in
the case aw! putting them ri n record.
The congressman's story , it is under
thai Gardner approached him
<n a railway train bound from Albany
to Sew York Just ■ the special ses
sion of the Legislature In ISMW and of
; • against the
Ag-new-Hart bills. Ten thousand dollars
in cash, it is said, was proffered to Foel
ker at that time, and the balance of
S -vvas to be paid over to him after
the vote n n The hills Further, it is un
derstood that Foelker quoted Gardner
as saying: "I have seen other legia -
might as wen S ft yours."
Concerning -his meeting in the train
three separate stories were being r
„,i y»- - which original
ng ' 'ills were passed,
when • J '->" IU
with appendicitis, w
Senate chamber on a stretcher
his vote for th^ anti-gambling biils.
Stories of the Bribe Offer.
The three stori<--s — one that Foelker
bad absolutely refwsed the proffered
$10,090; the second, that h<= had taken
the $10j000, but returned it the next
day. and the third, that he has accepted
the sin.nno and voted for the bills and
against the interests which were sup
. handing out the money— were
put up to Congressman Foelker yester
day, with the explanation that they were
the substance of all the various m
about the affair.
Mr. Foelker answered that the first
story was true; the others false.
"I will say this." said Congressman
Foelker; "at no time and at no place
during my four years at Albany did
any one ever give me a cent to Influence
any legislation -whatever."
Meanwhile, li the offices of the legis
lative investigating committee and in
the District Attorney's office messages
were being prepared and sent out to
Governor While, in Albany; Governor
Stuart, in Harrisburg, Perm., and to
District Attorney Whitman, who left
New York at 2 o'clock yesterday morn-
Ing for Scranton, Perm.. where Gardner
hail frcn arrested.
Foelker didn't appear on the scene un
til about 12:30 o'clock yesterday, and
with the grand jury about to end its
session at l o'clock. Governor White
leaving Albany for Syracuse to register
at the gam" hour and Governor Stuart's
message that he would not be In the
Pennsylvania Capitol this morning, the
District Attorney's force was afraid that
it would so miss connections all around
tnat Gardner might escape.
Mr. Whitman sent over word in the
morning that unless an indictment was
found immediately there was grave
cangt-r that he would be unable to have
Gardner held in Scranton.
Just before the grand jury was ready
to adjourn for the day, however, Foelker
arrived, and when it adjourned the in
dictment of Gardner was an accom
plished fact. Word of it was sent im
mediately to Mr. Whitman and to Gov
ernors White and Stuart. Detective
Flood, of the District Attorney's office,
started for Syracuse, with a certified
copy of the Indictment, to get the extra
dition papers from Governor White, and
Detective Thomas, of the same staff,
went to Scranton, with a bench warrant.
Governor Stjart to Help.
Ex-Judge M. Linn Bruce, counsel for
the legislative committee, arranged for
a meeting between Governor Stuart, at
Harrisburg, and Detective Thomas this
morning, as soon as the officer could
reach the Pennsylvania capital with the
order from Governor White.
Further advices from Mr. Whitman
said that Gardner had been held in bail
of $10,000 for twenty-four hours, await
ing requisition papers, but with matters
in that condition there was still danger
that Gardner, getting the bail, would
leave the state.
He was released last night on a bond
furnished by the Title Guarantee and
Security Company, of Serai.ton. The
District Attorney, of >>>*' York, appear
ing before the Lackawanna County
court in Fcranton. in opposition to Gard
ner's 'application tor release on a writ
of habeas corpus. urged Judge Newcomb
to consider that the detention of the
prisoner was of tremendous Importance
to the people of New York.
-This man." he said, 'has disposed of
a half a million dollars illegally. In con
neetlun with graft in the New York Leg-
toa'.laufl tia Oflb pnjs.
"There never was a clearer issue
than that involved in this contest in
New York. It is in no sense a mere
party fight, and we have a right to
appeal to every man who prizes the
honor of the State of New York and
the nood name of America to help us.
We stand squarely for the elimination
of special privileges, for the separa
tion of business and politics, for hon
esty in public life: we stand for the
rule of the people and for the pre
vention of the prostitution of politics
to money getting.
"Our opponents call themselves the
Democracy of the State of New York,
but they have no claim to uss the
name of any historic national party;
and it is a libel on such Democrats of
the past as Andrew Jackson to asso
ciate with the party to which he be
longed this conscienceless alliance
between Wall Street and Tammany
Hall. They have a right to the sup
port of every crcoked politician and
every crooked money getter, but they
have no right to the support of a
single honest business man, a single
honest farmer or a single honest wage
worker."— From Mr. Roosevelt's
speech at Dunkirk.
Breezes Up to Office in Taxi and
Flips Chauffeur
$29 Note.
Also Member of Prominent New-
York Family and Former
Guardsman — Statements
Not Verified.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune |
Chicago, < let 14. — Eppes Winthmp
Sareent. who says h^ was graduated from
Harvard in 19^1 and claims to be a mpm
ber of a prominent New Ycrk family.
enlisted yesterday at a Chicago United
States naval recruiting station. To-day,
aftf-r an all nigtit ride to Philadelphia,
hf bpgan his duties as an ordinary sea
man in the navy
Sargent, who is thirty-four years old.
breezed up before the recruiting station
at No. 260 South Clark street yesterday
in a chugging' taxicab, flipped the driver
a yellow $20 bill, tipped him liberally and
entffed the building. He mounted to the
office of Captain W. Brackett. who gave
out the story to-day. Sergeant L. E.
Reesor met him at the captain's door.
"Morning, sergeant," said Sargent. "I
wish to enlist."
Reesor looked at the applicant, attired
in a faultlessly fitting, ultra fashionable
suit of clothes, gray silk gloves and
beaver hat. In his hand he carried a
gold-topped walking stick and also held
a leather leash, at the end of which
struggled two dogs, one a Boston terrier,
the other a French bull. For a moment
the sergeant was staggered.
"All right, sir." said Reesor at last.
Th" applicant disrobed, went through
a rigorous physical examination and
passed well above the average. Then he
went before the captain, filled out the
necessary papers <tti<! told his story.
"Captain Brackett." he began, 'I wish
t" enlist as an ordinary seaman, that I
may eventually get a commission in the
navy. I have a letter of recommenda
tion from Srnat<r Hal-, of Maine." and
he exhibited a letter, "but before I can
take the examination for a commission
I muet be enlisted in the navy as an
ordinary seaman. Tell me, frankly, do
you think I can pass the examination?
I am v Harvard graduate and have
worked a? a < Ivil engineer
••! think you'll pass, all right." snid
< aptain Bra< kt-tt. looking the
r.ary" over.
"His <ase is unique," declared Captain
Brackett to-daj 'H< has money and
appan rything a young I
could wish. But he has the naval "bee."
'And here's another unique feature."
the captain continued. "He took eight
cents which we give the enlisted nun as
ar fare and transfer money when
they arrive in Philadelphia. It will pay
his" way from the station to the bar
no ks. but he paid bis own Pullman fare
and paid to have his dogs taken care of
in the baggage car. H- also paid the
Pullman fare for two other men who
enlisted yesterday. While in Chicago he
was put up* at the University Club.
"If he flies while he is still an ordinary
seaman his 'next of kin' beneficiary will
rPre ive ?I."> a month for six months, less
the funeral expenses. 'I don't think my
lister will particularly ne^-d the money,'
he laughed to me a.s he filled that part
Of his record slip, "but she may as well
r< tit as any one. 1 H« said that he had
New York Regiment
as an adjutant and that he had received
DU honorable discharge from Governor
• B."
graph to Th« Trihun» '
Boston, Ocl 14. — Harvard catalogues
give r.o such name as Eppes Wtnthrop
. t . nor does "The Harvard i'rirn
sofT know nim - if: was — ertoq< to "
♦ •aptain Carletoo Greene, adjutant ot
the 71st Regiment. N >l N Y. who
was one of the officer- present at the
b. ard of officers 1 meeting last night at
the armory. *aid. after passing the
name "Eppes Wtnthrop Bergeant" to the
otfl'-ers present tor identification that
they all agreed not only that no man of
:hat name had e\ er been adjutant, but
that had never even been a member of
the regiment
Engineer Reports Finding Loftiest
Peak on American Continent.
Seattle, Oct. 14.— Thomas J. Rlggs, Jr.. a
government engineer, who has been at
work on the Alaskan boundary survey,
reports the discovery, far north of the
Arctic circle, of what he believes to be th*
highest mountain on the American con
tinent, exceeding Mount McKlnley by
nearly 2.000 feet.
Through Parlor Car via Rutland Lin*,
leaves ,;,„:,.! Central Terminal dally 3:Sa
A. M Phone CCIO Mad.— Advt.
May Be Greater. Running Into
Millions. Collector Thinks, as
Investigation Develops.
Appraiser's Stores Ms.v Come
Within Scope of Probe —
Wei Known Collectors
to Testify.
Several wealthy patrons of art are to
be called as witnesses before the federal
grand jury which is investigatlnar the
charges against Duveen Brothers of un^
dervaluing art importations into this
country, while others, according: to Col
lectCT Loeb, will themselves come under
scrutiny. The total amount of the un
dervaluations, the Collector says, will ex
ceed the sums revealed by the investi
gations of the Suarar Trust frauds.
"How many millionaire? are you *oin*
to suhprpna"" Mr. Loeb was asked yes
terday afternoon.
"We haven't come to that yet.' h«» re
plied, "but we .re only at the begrinnln?
Of this affair. The news that has been
published s<-> far is only of minor im
portance The big disclosures are still to
come, and when the bottom is reached
the sums involved will probably exceed
by a vast amount the Sugar Tru^t
-Their- are some big things being
pulled off here." the Collector said earlier
in the day. "and we'\e got the "dead
wood" on these fellows."
Limits of Investigation.
When he got to talking about the pos
sibilities of the investigation. Mr. Loeb
quoted from an opinion given to him
by Mark P. Andrews, solicitor to the «"ol
•' "In the case of smuggled goods the
property can be >.e; Z «d in the hands of
purchaser? for value or other innocent
third persons.' Mr. Loeb quoted, "but in
th^» case of entered goods, when the gov
ernment has a dual remedy, title passes
to innocent purchasers and other Inno
cent third persons with regard to SOCfl
entered goods and the government can
only proceed under its election for the
forfeiture of the goods betor* such
transfer to an innocent third person or
for a suit for values against the original
"But if there is collusion, it is differ
ent," Mr. Loeb continued. "If we can
show collusion between the purchasers
and Duveen Brothers in the undervalua
tion of importations, we can go into
private houses or galleries or any place
where the goods are and seize them.
"We believe the books will produce
the trMeilcs w p n<**>d. and if we find
evidence that will justify us. we will pro
ceed against millionaires or others, who
ever i* guilty, criminally and civilly, to
the full extent of the law. There is a
f ,-, r rp of liquidators working on the
books now. but It will take several days
for them to mak" tiwlr report."
"These frauds are gigantic." Mr. Loeb
said emphatically, "and have continued
right up to the present time."
Until the Collector said that it had
been understood that the undervalua
tions had been committed only under
the old Dingley tariff law. which put a
duty of U"> per cent on paintings and
from 45 to 50 per cent on vases, while
furniture carried a 35 per cent duty.
But Mr. Loeb explained the situation-
One Case Last Week, Says Loeb.
The new law admits paintings and
antiques free." he said, "but the Duveen
brothers import many things which are
dutiable. We have one instance against
them within the last week. When I
got the letter on Monday that brought
immediate action in the affair. I called
up the Appraiser's Stores and asked
them if they had anything there for
Duveen Brothers. They said that they
had some rugs, and I told them to hold
the rugs.
•Then I investigated and we now have
specific information in our hands that
there was undervaluation in the impor
tation of these rugs. I have 50 many
cases of undervaluation before me that I
, ant recall the exact figure in this case,
but my impression is that the invoice put
the valuation of the rug* at $rt.<lfN) or
$18,000. I think it was fM4Oa M
Then Mr. Loeb sprung another surprise
by saying that the investigation was
being carried right into the Appraiser's
Srores. He was asked if the lengTh of
time over which the unden nluations had
extended did not indicate that there
was collusion between the importers and
the government appraisers.
"I will tell you that later." he re
plied "Th<? investigation will show
When <leorge W Wanmaker. fie
United States Appraiser, was asked
about this he said: "I have no personal
knowledge of the case. It is now under
investigation, and I cant talk about it."
When he was asked if it would be
1..-, essary for there to be collusion in
order for there to be a long BOTJ
undervaluations, he said "Sot at all.
While I don't know. I don't believe th»re
has beea in this case. I understand that
the undervaluations are not more re
cent than two years ago. and that was
before my time. But undervaluations
may be made perfectly innocently by an
appraiser The price of art objects fre
quently depends in a large measur* on
sentiment — something that I can't un
Winmaksr on Sentiment.
"As an illustration, an art object
might be valued by the appraiser at
$100. but the importer might put a value
on it of M»tat on account of sentiment —
Its having been the property of a king
or prince — and it might very well be
that 't would in fact have $18,000 worth
more of sentimental value and the ap
praiser know nothing about it.
"You can't blame him for that. Per
sonally. I can't understand the attitude
Of mind of a man who would pay $18,000
out of sentiment for a vase that I
wouldn't take home as a gift."
Duvten Brothers' store was open for
Cofltlaued on seecaj puso.
• phk <1; om: <t:nt In Cltj- of Tork. Clt-r and Hobohrn.
Mrs. L. Z. Letter Suggests New
"Villa as Summer White House.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Beverly. Mass.. Oct. 14.— President and
Mrs. Taft s:»ent the entire afternoon ;
to-day in house hunting They made a
tour of the houses that have been sug
gested to them for occupancy next year.
Mrs. Levi Z. L*-iter. of Chicago, has of
fered them her new house at Beverly
Farms. The house at present Is -uncom
pleted, but will be ready for occupancy
early next spring, and it would not be a
surprise if the President and his family j
were the first to occupy this handsome j
home, as Mrs. Leila* expects to be 1
abroad the greater part of next summer. 1
Other houses which the President and
Mrs. Taft looked at were the William
Endicott homestead, just below them, on j
the shore line, and the home of Mrs.
Henry W. Peabody, in Corning street.
Rents are very high in Beveriy. and even
at the highest prices it is difficult to
get a house near the shore, where the
President wishes to be. John Hays
Hammond want 3 Mr. Taft to take a
house in Magnolia or Gloucester.
American Experts Named
Through Embassy in England.
IB': to Tho Tribune. 1
London, Oct. 1." — American expert ad
vice is wanted for the improvement of
the broad districts of Australia like that
traversed by the River Murray, which
drains a basin of five hundred thousand
square miles. An agent of South Aus
tralia made through Ins American Em
bassy, not. long ago. a request for co
operation in the direction of various I
development schemes. The names of
two American experts from San Fran
cisco and Portland were submitted by
the State Department and communi
cated to-day through the embassy to '
the agent of South Australia.
These experts are familiar with the de
tails of the Irrigation works which have
changed the face of the arid districts in
the Western states. The conditions are
similar in the broad belts of Australia,
and the redemption of a large section of
arid plains in the interior is hoped for
from the adoption of systematic irriga- ;
tion on the American plan. The prob
lems in the Soudan are essentially dif
Similar to Sleeping Sickness
Protozoan, Says Scientist.
Philadelphia, Oct. 14.— The discovery- of
a germ which probably causes infantile
paralysis was announced to-night at a
special meeting of the College of Physi
cians held here to discuss that disease.
Dr. Allen J. Smith, dean of the medical
department of the University of Penn
sylvania and director of the school of
tropical diseases recently founded in .
I that institution, declared that in the
blood of sufferers from the disease had
been found a protozoan, or a low form of
animal life, which be thinks may prove ,
to be the germ which causes the dis
ease. It resembles the germ which causes
sleeping sickness, and. In his opinion, is .
carried from one victim to another by
Dr. Charles K. Mills and other well
known physic corroborated Dr. \
Smith in his opinion.
Wrecks in the Baltic—
three Drowned on French Ship.
St Petersburg. Oct. 14.-A hurricane
swept the eastern coast of the Bait Sea
last nirht. causing many wrecks and
the loss of hundreds of lives among the
Throughout the night the signal lights
of distressed vessels could be made out.
Three sailing vessels foundered off the
Gulf of Riga. Some of their men were
The tide cast up quantities of wreck
age to-day, Including timber, naphtha
cans and boxes of merchandise. At
Mltatl the wind tore down rows of
nouses, trees and all telegraph wires.
Saint Nazaire. France. Oct. 14.— The
French steamer Ville de Rochefort.
bound from Bordeaux, was rammed by
"tr" British steamer Peveril. bound for
Bilbao, and sank in three minutes.
Twenty-three of her crew were drowned.
The Peveril arrived here to-night. She :
picked up the first and second mates and
the chief steward of the French craft.
London. Oct. 14— The English coast is
strewn with wreckage, following a storm
which has lasted two days. The casu
alty list is a long one.
The bodies of five seamen from the
coasting steamer Cranford were picked
up this morning off Hartlepoot. It is be
lieved that the vessel, which carried a
crew of twenty, foundered, and that the
men were attempting to reach shore in
a small boat when they were lost.
Some of the wr*ckagf coming ashore
indicates that a sailing ship met a sim
ilar fate. Lifeboats from many points
were out all last night and In some in
stances rescued vrsons, but in other
cas*>s were unab. • to reach distressed
Wealthy Connecticut Druggist and
Companion Lose Life in Alaska.
Seward. Alaska. Oct. L— H. B. Smith, a
wealthy druggist, of Norwich. Conn., who
came to Alaska to hunt big game, and
Alfred Lowell, eldest son si one of the
founders of Seward. were drowned la Lake
Kenal on October 11. while returning from
a moose hunt in the mountains.
With William Walker, a guide, they were
crossing th© lake in a small dory, and en
countered a storm. The waves swamped
the boat and threw the occupants Into th«
water. Th«v were only M feet from shore,
but Smith and Lowell could not swim. The
body of Smith will be sent to Norwich for
Norwich. Oct. I*.— H. B Smith, who
was drowned In Lake Kenal. Alaska, on
October 11. had been in the drag busi
ness in this city for the last twenty
four years, and previous to coming here
in Willlmantic and Hartford. For th« last
few years he had annually taken a lon*
hunting trip He left here for Alaska on
August 3S, and was expected to return with
in a short time. He was rifty-three years
old and leaves a wife and one daughter.
Princeton-Lafayette Football gam: at
Easton to-day. New Jersey Central trains
leave Liberty St. 900 and 10:2) A. M.; W.
ZU\ St. 8:30 and 10:05 A. M. Fare for two
day round my ticket |Ma—
-No!" Shout the Upstate Voters
Ex-President Roosevelt
Dix, the Figurehead, and Stim
son, the Fearless Foe of
Crooks, Contrasted — Story
of Rochester Convention.
[Br Telegraph to 'ki TrHnxn* l
Elraira, M Y. Oct. 14. - To- re
wanted in Room 212." That is the mes
sage of Murphy, acting as agent for
Tammany Hall, to the people of the
State of New York. -You're wante-1 in
Room 212. Will you nnT This is the
keynote of the campaign which Theo
dore Roosevelt has sounded all down th*
southern tier from Dunkirk to Elrnira
to-day, and every time he ha* asked th©
question his hearers have answered
"No!" with one voice.
-It is in no sense a mere party fight.
We have a right to appeal to e>-<?ry ma a
who prizes the honor of the state and
the good name of America.
-It Is the unholy alliance of Wall
Street and Tammany Hall, of bis; busi
ness and corrupt politics, against honor
and decency.
"It is a contest between the man who
prosecuted the Sugar Trust and made it
di-gorge its ill gotten gains and the re
spectable and unimportant figurehead
nominated in Room 212 of a Rochester
These are the propositions which Mr.
Roosevelt, with characteristic vehe
mence, has been thundering at the voters
of the state ever since be reached Dun
kirk, at 11 o'clock this forenoon, and
from the enthusiasm which his words
have aroused it is a reasonable assump
tion that they have touched a responsive
Dix and Stimson Contrasted.
r>ix. the unknown, the respectable but
unimportant puppet, daring to do only
the will of his masters, and Stimson. the
man who has done things, the fearless
and capable attorney who is dreaded, not
only by the Sugar Trust, which ha 3 suf
fered at his hands, but by others -xho
realize that it is of vital consequence to
their purses, and perhaps even to their
personal safety, and whom Wail Street
and Tammany insist "shall not be X" as
the power to do exact Justice on a larger
scale as Governor of New York." have
been depicted by the ex-President with
a force and picturesqueness such a3 few
ethers can command.
"I ask support for Harry Stim3cn be
cause of the character of tho»« poli
ticians and those from the- great busi
ness interests which are rabid in their
hostility to him." said Mr Roosevelt to
more than one audience to-day, adding:
"When you see that group of politicians
and business men all going one « ay it U
pretty safe for the average decent citi
zen to go the other way."
Mr. Roosevelt has told his audiences
the story of the Rochester convention a3
related in the news columns of what he
terms "the Wall Street papers." and ha
has offered to name them M any one
wmted him to. He has told them that
the so-called convention at Rochester
was no convention at all; that the dele
gates represented no one. not even them
selves, but meekly took their orders from
"Boss" Murphy si Tammany Hall when
they received the peremptory summons.
"You're wanted in Room 212." that hav
ing -en the number of the room whicix
Murphy occupied in the Seneca Hotel at
Tammany and Wall Street Alliance.
Mr. Roosevelt has scored OH Wall
Street papers" in no uncertain terms.
He asserts that these newspapers differ
only in non-essentials, but are a3 en©
whenever the interests of "Wall Street
are in real danger; that they stand for
the interests of the whole people when.
and only when, those interests happen to
be the same as those of the whole peo
ple, but that where the interests of Wall
Street and the people are at variance
th^se newspapers may always be found
standing by Wall Street, and that in this
campaign these newspapers "have all
sunk their minor prejudices and followed.
Wall Street into the camp of Tammany
"Without regard to the fact that they
have all been against Tammany in th*
past whenever only Tammany inter
ests were Involved." he continued, "they
are now supporting Tammany with tha
heartiest enthusiasm- And why? Be
cause Wall Street and Tammany have
struck hands.
"And what does this mean? It means
that the politicians who want favors
from big business, either for their own
personal advancement or to keep their
political control, have joined in whole
souled alliance with those so-called
business men who in their turn wish to
control politics. Business men who seek
to rise by their own industry do not
want to control politics. There is but
one reason that moves business men to
ccntrol politics, and that is to mafcJ
money. not by serving the public, but
by swindling the public.
"We have been nghtics for the rule of
the people even within our own party,
and we have gained it. and now we are
fighting for the rule of the people in the
state as a whole." said Mr, Roosevelt at
Dunkirk. We are fighting against th •»
most shameless, crooked politicians that
our state has seen since Twee-! was
driven from power. We are not only
flghtlnK for the rights of the peop>. but
we are actually fighting for the inter-Jt
of men of great Wai who in tVir
rapaciousness wish to purchase absolute
power for themselves In the present at
the cost of untold damage to themselves
Bnd to all of us m the future."
He then described how delegates were
ordered to and from Murphy room at
Rochester, and how they carried out
their orders. He referred to the abase
ment the candidates displayed, and
added: "Mr. Shepard. a man of educa
tion and position, has actually usued a
card of thanks, expressing fervent grati
tude to his supporters for the support
they had given him.
"Where did they support him? Before

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