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MAYOR M ALDERMEN
TO ABANDON PRIVILEGE
Assent to Newsstand Licenses
Makes Him "Feel Very
BOARD MAKES NO COMMENT
Alderman Volkmann. Referred
to by Gaynor, Pleads Not
Guilty When Arraigned on
Feeling: keenly the provisions of the !
ordinance requiring the consent of the j
local Aldermen where the Mayor issues J
licences for fruit, news or boot blacking j
stands, which in cases where such con- ;
sents are sold makes . him an innocent
party to the baccate. Mayor Gaynor ad
dressed a communication yesterday to
the Board of Aldermen, asking that the
ordinance be so amended as to make
unimmiTT the consent of the Alder
i.-.-.r of the district.
The Mayor referred directly to the
recent case of Alderman Michael J.
. Volkman. who has been indicted on a i
' charge of taking an illegal fee for giv- j
ing US consent to have a newsstand j
I license issued to David Barisch. In his
/letter the Mayor called attention to the
faction of the charter which gives the
\ Board of Aldermen the power to expel
members. He also inclosed an affidavit
from a newsdealer named Louis Rabino
ivitz. felling how it cost him $125 to get
the consent if Alderman Volkmann for
the renewal of Ms license.
The Board of Aldermen received the
letter from the Mayor without comment
and r. -tvrr-d it to the Committee on
La- « and Legislation. Sor war any other
reference made to the indictment of :
Alderman Volkmann during the meeting. ;
In his .••- the Mayor told how
Barisch had complained to him that
Alderman Volkmann wanted $200 for
liis cor. stilt.
"I had hitherto given my word." j
•note the Mayor, "to all persons seeking
such licenses that I would protect them
from extordon In order to put the matter
to a test. I turned the case over to the
Commissioner of Accounts, and in
; tctod him to have the money offered,
and •=€-«=■ if it v as accented."
The Mayor declared he had had several
cUm • complaints of a similar nature, but
the consent had always been given when
it wa? learned that an inquiry had been
Tho Mayor's Letter.
In writing to the Aldermen the Mayor
ps id, in part:
The very high regard I "^Vn^Srit'Tof
ti tv and j>rud*iK*' of Uw S reat " la jK J £f
tC* meml*rs of your honorable bod} *"
d^-es ™. to voa this communicat ion
By several sections of the Cod* for tho
r*nees \\^- Mayor licenses stands for the
; < newsi.ai.ers frnlts and
Se like, and for the blacking of boots. but
•ia.'- ckn Eign and issue . su, :,
iihirh theVtand is to be located must first
Sve hi" assc-iu to bu, h license In " rltm ,
V.n J.j'v :. la^t I sent you a communica-
Uo? cluing your attention to instw oes ii
v inch such assent was being sold for <■;■.;
bideraDle sums of money. In *««-*•« >'^ v
•Urceive. «-h»n the license Is finally^ pre-
U n-d to me for my signature [«*"*;
H~ t« ray whether such assent has be«
to'ui or not of course, in the great major
i-Tnfcai I know It has not been sold,
tb« license 1 enable the bargain to be c«r
inU. I feel very uncomfortable to be
■>'i<*ri in puch a position as this.
' Tha Jtaff of the Bureau of Menses is
.. invekisate all applications «nd
attain «rtvethe> the locality is one at
a Ftand should be penmtted: and I
«,'f"«. ,„ .-ou that the ordinances ought
t- bTam-ndod so as to assent of theAMej
Wry requirement of t'.ie assent of the Alder
tnaa of the district.
Charges Against Volkmann.
tccordme to the affidavit of Mr. Ba
fcinowtiz. Which was made last week.
b, went to Alderman Volkmann in
February to ask consent to the renewal
of his license for a newsstand. Tho
alderman said he had promised thecon
s=cnt to Ed-arard Koehler. who iV,a<l
worked for him in the campaign. He
wmt to kochler. who said he would
release his right to th« license on pay-"
orient «>f fare*. He met Koenler In the
private office of Volkmann at the lat
ter's cluK he declared, and Koehler ad
vanced the price to $"i<oo. Volkmann
vas present. Kal'inowitz said. and eaid
Yip thought 1300 was a fair price. Ka
rjn-.witz refused to pay this. He de
< iared that after the Mayor's license
bureau had refused to grant a license
t.. any one at the. place in question.
Koehler offered to relinquish what
rights be had for 5100. He Bald he
finally p a ' d -'*-'•* in cash and got the con
sent signed by Volkmann. but made out
Later, he said. Alderman V'-ikn-,ar.n
called him a "piker." and demanded that
h«- bring to the <lub enough money to
make the total amount up to *■]-'>. say
ing that the money was needed by the
organization. Stabinowitz • ore that he
took $63 to the club and banded it over
tc> Aiderrnan Volkmann.
Alderman Volkmann r>k;d'd n«it guilty
lo the charge «>f accepting money ille
gally from David Barisch i ben ar
laigned in general Sessions yesterday.
Edward Cruise, arraigned on a charge
of being an accessory to th« deed, also
pleaded not ,■'.'.. •■':•..■•■•
ii .>'2.U<,»<> Itail v, await trial.
BAD WELLESLEY SPELLERS
Girls Spend Saturday Afternoons
Wrestling with Orthography.
[By THegra: 'l to Tlie Tribune ]
tVtl]»-sk-y. Mass., Dec. 13.— English as
•t is written by Wejlesley Rirls is so bad
that the faculty has taken extreme
measures. A new course in spelling: and
punctuation hits b«-en add»d to the cur
riculur% and thus Jar about half the
students have \x-en obliged to enroll in
IL The new classes are beld on Satur
day afternoons, and in a great hin
••■■■•■'' students who jjlan i' attend
matinees and enjoy social diversions.
Thus far the new coarse hasn't proved
popular. Entrance to the course is easy.
•Any girl who in a stogie r*ai>er misspells
three words or has three lapses from
tit* accepted forms of punctuation is
<%igibl<i and, what is more, is duly elect
♦d to membership.
No Xi/ias table rtwisld be without Angos
lura Hitters, appetizer of exquisite flavor —
Oeuctoiu on ult — refuse tubstituies.
To-day and to-moiTow,
GOMEZ FEARS ARMY REVOLT?
Cuba's President Said To Be
Afrand of Hostile Move.
Havana. Dec. 13. — The Question -whether
Major fieneral Pino Guerra will attempt
to continue in command of the army or
accept from President Gomez a commis
sion to go to Europe to study military
methods continues to be a subject of
President Gomez is reported to have
said recently that he was fully convinced
a movement was on Coot agrain^t the ad
ministration, and for this reason he re
moved a majority of the troops from
Camp Columbia and decided tv send
The present indications are that
Guerra is disposed to accept the Presi
dent's proposition, thereby relieving the
administration from an embarrassing
WHiTNEY HOME FOR LEASE
Rnmor Says it May Be Obtained
for Business Purposes.
Harry Payne Whitney is willing to
lease his home at Fifth avenue and 57th
street for business purposes, according
to a report in real estate circles yester
day. This report was current a week
ago. and at that time Mr. Whitney said
the story was unfoundei, declaring that
as long as his mother-in-law, Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt. occupied the Vander
bilt home on the opposite side of 57th
street, he intended to preserve the resi
dential charms of the avenue.
At the office of Worthinsrton White
house, agent of the property, who has a
luge sign on the building announcing
that it can be rented, no further infor
mation could be obtained beyond that
told on the sign. The house was built
by the late William C. Whitney, father
of H.irry Payne Whitney, some years
ago. and is valued at $2,000,000.
The Vanderbilts have made a desper
ate lieht in the last ten years to prevent
business from getting a foothold within
range of their homes, but there was an
indication of surrender in July, when
W. K. Vanderbilt, George Vanderbilt.
W D. Sloane and Mrs. E H. Harriman
sold the vacant plot at the northeast
crner of 52d street and Fifth avenue,
the old site of the Langham Hotel. They
had purchased the site to prevent the
erection of an apartment house on it
.and had placed the property under re
strictions against its use for business.
Within the last year big dealers in art.
jewelry and perfumes have established
[shops south of the Whitney house, at 57th
I street. The entire block on the west
I tide of the avenue, from 55th to ofith
street, was placed at the disposal of busi
ness by Woodbury G. Lmigdon. and only
I a few weeks ago the old home of Charles
W. Morse; adjoining the Whitney 57th
street house, was sold by J. E. Berwind
to Dar.it-1 A. Luring. A restriction went
with the pale preventing the house being
used for business purposes for three
:,ears. Because of this restriction it *o!d
for less than it would have brought
otherwise, it v.ns said.
PAULINE HALL GETS MONEY
Former Husband, George jVTcLei
lan, Comes Back and Settles.
Pauline ITa'.i. who as Ermfnie in the
comic opera of that name delighted
thousands, it was learned yesterday re
cently settled all financial differences ex
isting between her and her former hus
band. George McLellan. and as a result
Mr. Helvetian, who had been living
abroad for the last eight years, has re
turned to New York. He is now stay
ing ;it the Waldorf.
Miss Hall and Mr. IfcLeflan were mar
ried In L 894. Mr. LcLellan had been for
some time prior to the wedding inter
ested in theatrical productions at the
casino Theatre in which Mi^s Hall ap
peared. They irere divert ed eight years
afro. Hiss H;;I1 being the plaintiff in the
s.:it in which the decree was granted.
At the time the court ordered Mr. M- -
Lellan to pay £1" a week for the support
of his daughter, Pauline Erminie Hall,
the custody of whom th" mother re
tained. Mr. McLellan failed to live up
to this obligation, it is said. Instead he
sailed for Europe and had since re
mained there, living the greater part of
th<- time in Kngrland.
A short time ago. it nppesrs. Mr. Ifc-
Lellan found means of communicating
with Mi.ss Ha!!. Cable messages passed
between the couple. Mr. McLellan made
it apparent that it was his desire to r>
turn to Amerfc a. but he- wanted assur
ance he would not be "molested" upon
his arrival here by his former Wife. At
torneys for the couple Boon arranged th"
terms. Miss Hail and her daughter live
at No. r.U <%.d<sing street. Yonkers. The
girl, now fifteen years old, has been edu
cated in a private academy.
LITTLE GIRL ABDUCTED
Granddaughter of New York
Broker Taken from Mother.
B; T. ■■•:.",. l; h to The Tribune )
Boston. Dec. 13.— Lured by candy
from the game she was playing with
another ■hil.l. Margeret Y-rgers-.n
eight years "id, granddaughter f Edgar
rergendon, sr., ;. wealthy stork broker
and real estate dealer of. New York City.
v;: s carried off in an automobile to
day. She was ii<;ir the home of her
mother's friends. Mr. and Mrs. McAllis
ter <t N" 7 - ! M Western avenue. Lynn,
when invited to take a motor ride. Tvv-i
men were concerned in the kidnapping.
As soon ;>s the girl's playmate. Mabel
McAllister. foiiit<-« 11 years old. had given
the ;nnr?ii to the latter's mother. Chief
of Police Burkea of Lynn was notified.
ji. ;,• once assigned detectives to the
According to the story Mabel McAllis
ter 10.-i the* police, she and Margeret
Fergenson were playing in front of the
w. s'-Mi avenue bom.- shortly before
noon to day.
•A i.iK man. about si* (eel tall, came
u|i to Margeret," she said this afternoon.
"He offered her candy from a box. and
she followed him as he talked t., her.
I told her not to go along, but she
ih't listen to me.
"Then the man put M..rgeret in a
large touring standing a little way
down Urn street. The chauffeur at ooos
started off. They went fast and were
ONLY ONE NIGHT OUT TO FLORIDA
Trains Dally: 10:16 A. M-. 3:38 <m>t J.-'.» 1 . Ai.
121S B'way.— AdvU.
NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14. IPIO.-FOI KTEEN PAGES. •• PRK E ONh CENT ■ rr^,,m T i.-or P n
JAMES N. HUSTON.
Former Treasurer of the "United States,
convicted of using the mails to defraud.
J. N. HUSTON FOUND GUILTY
Former U. S. Treasurer Convict
ed of Using Mails to Defraud.
Washington, Dec. 18.— James X. Hus
ton, Treasurer of the United States fronv
1889 to 1891. was convicted to-night, to
gether with Harvey M. Lewis, of Cin
cinnati, and Everett Dv Four; of this
rjty. by a jury in the Criminal Court on
indictments charging use of the mail* to
defraud In connection with the opera
tions of the National Trust Company and
The maximum penalty for the offence
is two years' imprisonment and a fine cf
$10,000. The three men were allowed Lo
remain at liberty to-night on bonds
pending the hearing of a motion for a
•They were indicted on January 3 by
the federnl grand jury after a raid -n
the offices of the National Trust Com
pany, which was incorporated in Dola
v, are. with a capital of Jl.OOO.nno. and. it
Is alleged, guaranteed the stock of other
companies on a commission basia The
inspectors declared that they failed to
find funds to justify the promised guar
BRINGS BABY THROUGH FIRE
Brooklyn Patrolman Risks Life
to Help Forgetful Mother.
Hi? heroic rescue of a four-months
old baby from the top floor of a burning
tnree story brick flathouse at No. 534
Sixth avenue. South Brooklyn, yester
day nearly cost the life of Patrolman
Cornelius Piatt. of the Fifth avenue sta
tion. Platt was horribly burned, and
now lies i.i the Seney Hospital, with a
fair chance of recovery.
\ little girl discovered smoke and
spread the alarm through the house. On
the top floor Mrs. Joseph Cubet lived
with her two children, one two years old
and the other. Joseph, a four-months
old baby. Mrs. Cubel grabbed he.- two
year-old child and carried it to the
street, forgetting her baby.
Some time after the firemen h.-id ar
rived Mrs. Cubet remembered Joseph,
and began to scream.
"I'll get your baby!" shouted Platt.
"With the words he disappeared amid
the smoke. He seemed to be gone for
hours, then suddenly appeared with the
baby wrapped under his coat. As the
anxious mother took her baby, safe and
sound, from the patrolman's arms Platt
fell to the street unconscious.
GIRL HIT BY TAXICAB, DYING
Chauffeur Reports to the Police
After Trip to Hospital.
James T. Taeffe, thirty years old. a
chauffeur employed by the Carnegie
Hill Livery an-1 Motor Company, of Nos.
I<io and 111 East SIM street, called at
the Enst 51st street station last night
to report that he had run down an un
identified girl at Madison avenue and
He could not find a policeman, he said,
and he got two men who said they were
Bernard Clancy, a butler for Jefferson
Seligman. of No. 11 East Wth street,
:,nd George Murray, of No. (>!MM> Six
teenth avenue. Brooklyn, to help him
lift the girl into the taxieab and ac
company him with her to the Presby
terian Hospital, where she was found to
be suffering from a fractured skull ami
possible internal Injuries, with small
chance of recovering.
The girl is said to be about twenty
\ears old. She carried a small black
b,-»g which contained a large number or
samples of silk from Fifth avenue stores,
and this circumstance, together with a
slip of paper in her purse which said
•Please use hemstitch." led the police to
»,. lieve thai she was a dressmaker's as
sistant. The chauffeur was not held.
ROBERT BUIST DIES ALONE
End Thought Hastened by Elopement
of His Granddaughter.
fr.v Telegraph to Th« Tribune.l
Philadelphia. Dec. 13.— Never bavins fully
overcome the grief occasioned by the elope
ment of his granddaughter and heiress to
his millions with a B»lleviie-Stratford wait
er, a little more than a year and a half
ago. Robert Bulst. brad of the seed com
pany Of that name. of. this city, died last
night at the ■-Stratford, where be
lived alone. The Immediate cause of his
death was pneumonia.
Mr. Buist was the grandfather of Roberta
I>cjam»n. who caused much comment about
a year ai;o by disappearing from the Beiie
vue-Stratfoid with a waiter named Cohen.
The couple were found some weeks later in
Chicago by the police of that city. This
trouble weakened Mr. Buist considerably.
About two weeks a«o his sister, Mrs. Char
lotte Bedford, visited him. She found him
eroanins '" a8"">.a 8"">. *nd Immediately sum
nioned physicians, who were in attendance
until his 'I' "'
AN HOUR OF EARTHSHOCKS.
Washington, Dec. 13.— An earthquake of
oderate intensity. lasting over an hour
and ■ quarter, was recorded to-day at the
Weather Bureau. It began at 7:03 o'clock
tills morninß. The disturbance was at a
distance exceeding MM or MM miles from
••inkit ' th* stylish eyeglass. Flight or
Tort. Pebbles. Spencer's, 3i Maiden L-ane.
BROTHERS ON SLED DASH
DOWN HILL INTO AUTO
One Boy's Leg and Arm Broken
When Body Is Whirled in Whee!
— Other Wounded in Groin.
TURN IN ROAD HID MACHINE
Victims in Critical Condition at
Hospital and Coroner Called
— Boy and Girl Hurt in
St. Nicholas Park,
Among the many thousands of chil
dren who thronged every hillside in the
city, intent on taking full advantage of
the coasting yesterday, four were re
ported hurt in accidents. Two of them
are in a critical condition at Fordham
Hospital, The Bronx. They are Frank
Bertado and his brother. Charles, school
boys, of No. 17412 Adams street. West
Frank and his brother were coasting
down the steep hill on t'nionport Road,
between Taylor street and Van Nest
avenue, yesterday evening, the boys us
ing a heavy bobsled. The hill is a dan
gerous one. as there is a crossroad at
the bottom, shut off from view by a
sharp turn in the road.
The bobsled went down the hill at a
high rate of speed, with Charles at the
steering wheel, when an automobile,
driven by Chester Maxon, of No. 1155
Dean street, Brooklyn, started to turn
up the hill from Morris Park avenue.
The boys did not see the machine until
they were almost upon it, and then, al
though Charles Bertado tried with all
his strength to turn the sled out of the
way. it was too late, and the sled
crashed into the automobile.
Body Whirled in Wheel.
The sled struck the rear of the tour
ing car, and Charles's feet got entangled
between the spokes of the rear wheel.
Maxon tried to stop his car. but before
he succeeded in doing so the boy's body
was whirled about and he was thrown
to the ground with terrific force. The
force of the impact threw Frank for
ward, so that his body was jammed
clown on the steering shaft of the wheel.
The weight of the blow snapped the up
right off and it entered the boy's right
groin, causing a serious wound.
While Maxon jumped frorr. his ma
chine and picked the injured boys up,
two other boys who had seen the acci
dent ran and brought Mounted Patrol
man Doty, who was on duty a short dis
tance away. Doty ordered Maxon to
place the brothers in the rear of his auto
and drive to the Fordham Hospital.
When the boys had been placed on the
operating- table, Dr. Black, who made an
examination of their wounds, said that
both bones of Charles's left leg were
broken and two bones of his left arm.
His left ear had also been almost torn
from his head. He said that it depended
entirely on the boy's constitution as to
whether he would survive his injuries.
Dr. Black considered Frank's wounds
even more serious, and a coroner wrss
called to take the boys ante-mortem
Chauffeur Not Arrested.
Maxon was held at the hospital while,
the injuries of the brothers were being
examined. He was not placed under ar
rest, as the police were satisfied that the
accident was unavoidable.
Another accident occurred when a
sled ridden by Klsie Ferguson, eight
years old, got beyond her control on a
hill in St. Nicholas Park and rammed a
larger sled on which whs Michael Ken
nedy, of No- -'26 West 142 d street. The
sleds became interlocked and continued
n down the hill, while the two children
were jammed between then, and were
finally thrown heavily to the ground.
A hurry call was sent to the J. Hood
Wright Hospital, and when Dr. Buck ar
rived he found that both had severe
scalp wounds and bruises about the body.
Flsie was taken to her home, at No. 618
St. Nicholas avenue, and Kennedy was
allowed to sro to his home.
GREAT CARNEGIE GIFT?
Possibly $10,000,000 for Peace
Washington, Dec. "The Washing
ton Star" to-day published an article in
part as follows:
"That Andrew Carnegie will announce
on Thursday night the gift of a large
sum of money to some international or
ganization having to do with the world
ptace propaganda is the belief of many
who are in more or less close touch with
Mr. Carnegie and his philanthropic
•Mr Carnegie will make the announce
ment, it is expected, at the opening ses
sion of the conference of the American
Society for Judicial Settlement of Inter
national Disputes, at the New Willard
Hotel on Thursday.
••Rumors to this effect, emanating, sup
posedly, from an authoritative source,
have been in circulation for some time.
The publication of such a rumor from
Boston, and of the refusal of Mr. Car
negie's personal representative in New
York either to affirm or deny the truth
of the story and of bis advice to -have
patience, 1 has tended to strengthen the
belief that Washington will be the place
for the announcement.
••Whether the gift will attain the pro
portions of $10,000,000. as rumored, is
problematical. But in the face of the
refusal to deny or affirm the rumor In
whole or in part, little surprise would
be caused by the announcement of so
large a gift"
Mr. Carnegie gave a dinner to-night at
The New Willard Hotel to the trustees of
the Carnegie Institution of Washing
ton, and invited guests to the number of
sixty. No speeches were made.
The institution was founded in l'.tn^'
with a gift of $10^000,000 from Mr. Cur
negie. which was increased by him to
$12.00a000 in 1007. It has for its object
the encouragement of investigation, re
search and discovery, showing the ap
plication sf knowledge to the improve
ment of mankind, and the provision of
such buildings, laboratories, books, ap
paratus, etc., as may be needed.
PAYNE FOR REVISION
SCHEDULE BY SCHEDULE
His Committee Takes Step
Toward Creating Permanent
FRAMING A COMPROMISE
Chairman Not Enthusiastic Over
Commission Plan — Thinks
Present Board and Com
[from The Tribune Bureau.!
Washington, Dec. 13.— Sereno E.
Payne, chairman of the House Way? and
Means Committee and author of the
Payne tariff bill, announced to-day at a
hearing of that committee on the Good
and Lenroot bills, providing for the cre
ation of a permanent tariff commission,
that he favored revision of the tariff
schedule by schedule.
At the same time. Mr Payne declared
that he was not 'especially enthusiastic"
concerning the creation of a tariff com
mission, because he believed the present
tariff board and the Ways and Means
Committee can furnish all necessary in
formation regarding the difference in the
cost of production at home and abroad.
N-vertheiess. members of the commit
tee asked Representatives Good and Len
mot. authors of the tariff commission
bills, and John C. Cobtat of Boston, pres
ident of the National Tariff Commission
Association, to get together to-morrow
on a compromise bill and to bring such
a measure before the committee.
The three men. all of whom appeared
before the Ways and Means Committee
to-day, held a preliminary meeting to
night, and to-morrow will endeavor to
reconcile the comparatively minor dis
crepancies between the Good and Len
root measures, taking Into consideration
also similar bills which have been in
troduced in the Senate by Senators Bev
eridge and La Follette.
■'I am not especially enthusiastic on
the suhject of the creation of a tariff
commission," said chairman Payne at
the hearing, "hut I may say that I favor
a schedule by schedule revision of the
tariff. This is the method by which
France averts panics and a disturbance
of business conditions. Over there they
have a commission which takes up the
tariff schedule by schedule, and the re
vision is done gradually, without a
sweeping change in the entire tariff law.
I would not be opposed to the adoption
of a joint resolution on the part of the
House and Senate agreeing that a revi
sion of the tariff should be schedule by
"I am willing to see the light in this
matter of cost of production at home
and abroad, but I do not know that a
tariff commission could furnish data
more complete than that compiled by
this committee or by the present Tariff
Board. Take the print paper and wood
pulp schedule in the present law. On
this schedule we had figures that no one
could dispute, and yet it has been the
butt of the criticism of the present tariff
In opening the argument in favor of
his bill Representative Good, of lowa,
suggested that the creation of a perma
nent tariff commission should be on a
non-partisan basis in order to divorce
the tariff from politics.
"None of us here will ever see the day
when the tariff ceases to he a partisan
question," commented Mr. Payne.
To Harmonize Differences.
One of the chief differences between
th> Good and Lenroot bills is the pro
vision as to the tenure of office of the
five members of the proposed commis
sion. Mr. Good said to-night that he
would accept the provision of the Len
root measure that the members should
hold office for ten years, instead of five,
thus obviating the necessity for new ap
pointments in almost every administra
tion. Mr. Cobb made this suggestion in
advocating the creation of a tariff com
mission before the Ways and Means
Committee to-day, and it was this pro
posal that caused Representative Hill, of
Connecticut, a member of the commit
tee, to advise that Messrs. Lenroot, Good
and Cobb confer on a compromise meas
Mr. Fordney, of Michigan, indicated by
his comments that he would persistently
oppose the creation of any sort of com
mission upon the theory that it would
keep the business world "agitated the
year round." The magazines and news
papers, he declared, are printing great
"riff-raff of stuff attacking the present
tariff law, the best ever enacted by Con
Representative Lenroot said that It
was not his purpose that the tariff com
mission should "recommend" legisla
tion, but that it should merely report
the facts concerning the cost of produc
tion in this country and abroad as an im
partial iury, to which Messrs. Good and
Encouraged by the attitude of mem
bers of the committee. Mr. Good said to
night that a compromise bill would be
framed to-morrow, and he believes it
will be favorably reported.
Richard Campion, of Philadelphia, a
manufacturer, of woollen goods, told th>>
committee that the business interests of
the country demanded "a rest" from
t ar lfl agitation. He urged that no com
mission be created.
CUMMINS GETS SUPPORT
Aldrich and Lodge Favor Piece
meal Tariff Revision.
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Dec. 13. — The subject of
tariff revision brought up by Senator Cum
mins, of lowa. In a speech on his resolu
tion to amend the rules of both branches
occupied the attention of the Senate to
day, with the exception of a brief execu
tive' session, at which a number el minor
executive appointments were confirmed.
The 'question of the creation of a perma
nent tariff commission was also taken up
to-day by the Senate Committee on Fi
nance. The. committee decided to appoint a
sub-committee, to draft a bill providing for
such a commission. The question of the
method by which the revision is to be
4'ontlnueU <>v »econd page* -
BESENO K. PAYNE.
Who approves taking up the revision of the
tariff law which bears his name sched
ule by schedule.
HELD UP_A_CAR A DAY
Trenton Lad Comes to Grief in
New Orleans. Dec. I.°,— William Jack
son, jr.. a youthful New Jersey street
car bandit, who was arrested last night
after an unsuccessful attempt to rob the
conductor of a streetcar almost in the
heart of the business section of the city,
pleaded guilty to-day to charges of high
way robbery. He was remanded to the
parish prison to await formal trial on
Jackson, who gives his age as nine
teen, admitted that he was wanted in
Chicago for robbery. A telegram from
Trenton. X. J.. stated that Jackson's
father was in the drug business there,
and that the young man was under in
dictment there. Jackson said he had
been in New Orleans five days and had
held up five cars.
WHEN WAS M'KiNLEY BORN?
Was It January 29, 18 43, or
February 26, 1844?
fFrim ThP Tribune Burp.iv. 1
Washington. Dec. 13. — When was
President McKinley born? Recent as is
the administration of William McKinley,
the date of hi? birth and his age at death
are already subjects of dispute. In all
the years Mr. McKinley was a member
of the House of Representatives the
Congressional Directory, containing a
sketch which he was presumed to have
prepared himself, gave the date of his
birth us February 2t>, 1844.
When he became President the same
Congressional Directory set forth the
date of Mr. McKinley's birth as January
2<>, IMS— a difference of a year and
Representative Burke, of Pennsyl
vania, who has been invited to deliver
an address on President McKinley on the
anniversary of his birth, does not know
if he should speak on January !".» or
February -H. He has consulted Con
gressional Directories for the 4-">th. 4Hth.
47th. 4!>th, 50th and .">lst Congresses, and
in each instance the date of Mr. Mc-
Kinley^s birth is given as February 3s\
1N44. Consulting the Directory of 1897,
however, Mr. Burke finds the Pre<yd« nfs
birth recorded as on January !".>. 18131
the date which has *een celebrated since
the death of the martyred Pr-sident as
McKinley Day, or Carnation Day.
Bow these conflicting statements, could
have escaped detection in ail the years
that William McKinley was a national
figure is inexplicable, but it now remains
for the historical experts to unravel this
surprising and mysterious conflict of
ARRESTED AT PICTURE SHOW
Prisoner Confesses Burglary —
Woman Her Own Detective.
•"Charley*" Robinson is a waiter, but
nature rebelled lately and "Charley" got
tired of waiting and turned burglar bat
Robinson looked the ground over at
the time in the neighborhood of his home.
No. 292 Metropolitan avenue. East New
York, and chose the horn? of Mrs. Tilli-*
Tyson, at No. 21 Frost street, as a likely
opening for an amateur burglar.
On November 10 he watched the house
until he saw Mrs Tyson Lave it, and
then he entered the place by means of
a passkey. He gathered together about
.<K2<N> worth of jewelry and kniekknaeks
and tied everything in a bundle. Half
way down the stairs on his way out he
met Mrs. Tyson going up. He lifted
his cap politely and continued merrily
on his way.
When Mrs. Tyson found What had
happened during her absent c she went
to the Bedford avenue police station and
reported th" robbery. In company with
a woman friend she sat in the orchestra
of a moving picture theatre <»n Sixth
avenue, near her home, yesterday, when
she saw a voting man saunter down the
aisle. She recognized him as the man
she had passed on the stairs on the day
when her home wus robbed, and running
out she took back Captain Dookty, of
the Bedford avenue station. Robinson
was armtcd alter a chase ove-r the or
chestra chairs. Confronted by the angry
Mrs. Tyson, he confessed his burglary.
a till was locked up
LIGHT TROUSSEAU FOR BRIDE
Cane and Umbrella Only Baggage of
| By Telegraph to Th»» Trlhun*. ]
Roston. Dec. 13.— If all ocean travellers
were like Franc Starcic ami his wife, cab
in passengers who arrived to-nii;ht 09 the
steamship Meiiomlnee. customs officers
would be out of v job.
The pair, who wer<> recently married, had
no baggage but a cane and an umbrella —
to the amazement and amusement of their
fellow passengers. They are Croatian*. go
ing to Milwaukee to visit relatives, and it
wasn't because of lack of funds that they;
were "traveling light." They had plenty
of money, 'or the husband snowed a huge
roll of United States bills.
A USEFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT
\f sorted Case of Selected Wines, $4.00.
$5.00. $6.75. H. T Dewey & Sons Co., VU
Fulton St.. -V v — a>.u . i
HIS VIEWS AT DINNER
Ex-President Makes First Public
Address in New Haven Since
the Last Elections.
JUDGE BALDWIN NOT THERE
Guest of Merchants Praise*
Choice of New Chief Justice
and Further Expounds
[By Telegraph to The Tr!hun» )
New Haven. Dec 13. — Ex-President
Roosevelt, as the guest of the Chamber
of Commerce at its annual dinner to
night, made his first public address sine*
the recent elections.
Prior to introducing him Colonel
Isaac M. TJllman. acting as t-«asTr.a.-»rer.
praised President Taft. who addressed
the Chamber of Commerce at last year's
dinner. The mention of the President's
name was heartily applauded. Colonel
I.'llman introduced ex-President Roose
velt, who was cheered for several mto
utes as those present stood up and drank
a toast to him.
At the outset the ex-Presider.". re
ferred to his former visits to X*".v Ha
ven and his acquaintance with Yale mem.
Referring to the appointment of Judg<*
White as chief justice of the United
States Supreme Court, he paid:
"There is n<> happier picture in the
present affairs of our country- than the
fact that a Republican President should
appoint an ex-Confederate a3 chief Jus
tice of the United States and receive dsfl
hearty and unanimous applause ad! tha
Mr. Roosevelt then propos*»d a toast to
President Taft and Chief Justice White.
Takes Uo New Nationalism,
Resuming his address he referred *:c»
President Taft in high terms of praise,
and then discussed at length the p m
of government reform which have h^n
rf»f*»rred to by turn, aa tile new BjSJI
"I want to see that social •wellbeing'
restored so it will reasonably approach,
what is demanded by justice and a sense
of obligation, and offer a helping hand to
our brother men." said Mr. Roosevelt.
"I know some people are inclined to
regard the policies which I have advo
cated as a form of modified anarchy, and
as containing only platitudes. As a
matter of tact. I am only trying to teach
the doctrines in accordance with which
this country was founded, the doctrines
of Abraham Lincoln, which, we must pre
serve in our times if we are to follow In
the lead of the forefathers.
"It avails nothing to praise the men.
who fought for the rights of men and to
forward the welfare of, a great demo
cratic republic In IS6O to 1365 unless you
are facing the problems of to-day in
precisely the same spirit with which
those men faced the problem of that
•I wish to sea industrial and so- ia!
reforms ol a farreaching natur** accom
plished in this country-, not under those
who will materially profit by them, but
under the leadership of those who are
n t working for self-interests.
Believes in Going Forward.
"I be'ieve most emphatically in A
movement which does not proceed by fits
r.nd starts, but one which pro.veds slowly
and surely. You must go forward
■ firm resolution to test each step and
determine that the steps really mean a
"I wish to see the great corporations
In explaining hfs idea of th» "squarn
deal." Mr. Roosevelt said: *I don't want!
the prize in the race to go to the man
who isn't fast enough to vrin it.' 1
•want them to start even."
Equal opportunity, he said, represent-*
ed the idea upon which the Republic was j
"I care for th© fact.** he continued, j
"and not in the least for the form. You
hear a good deal of national rights and
of states* rights. I'm for both."
He explained this by saying that ha
was for national rights where they
would best serve the welfare of the peo-.
P l© and for states* rights where their
exercise was most beneficial. *
Mr. Roosevelt's remarks were fre
quently applauded. He discussed tha
rights of the laboring man. and said that
that and other needed movements for*
betterment should be accomplished not
by radicalism, but by conservatism.
Speaks for Workingmen.
"I want to see the movement to "ben-.
efit the workingman, under th© leader
ship of men like you. who are not to be,
benefited personally by doing away with!
child lar»-->r or employers* liability laws,
but who can forward the cause without;
a Irish Interest or in a spirit of merely.
hearty sympathy for the laboring man.
You should lead such movement for swl
very reason that you have no setflskt
interests in it.**
The ex-President dwelt at length upon
the necessity of fostering strong moral
characteristics In the individual citlze«
•ad urged ■ merciless attack upon the
grafters ami crooks.
"Punish the man severely who is
clearly dishonest and do* not obey tha
rules of the game, but when the rule*
seem to encourage cheating don't wast*
your time attacking the man. but change
th? rules." said Mr. Roosevelt.
Reverting to the question of better
conditions for the laboring man, he de
clared that legislation to secure th*
rights and safety of employes was.lm
"Such legislation does not stand in
violation of the Constitution." he went
on to say. "but is simply working out
the Letter protection of the working man
under changed conditions and along fJN
criminal intention of the Constitution."
Mr. Roosevelt spoke for an hour and a
half The fact that : it was hi 3 M pub
lic address sine th# November elections
added to the interest and close attention
with which his hearers followed Mi re
marks. He left New Hi - after th«
dinner for Boston to deliver a lecture
at Harvard University to-morrow.
The atmosphere of the university and
of every day business affairs was 'i".a>-