Newspaper Page Text
iBIHN DEAD IN
PHILADELPHIA FIRE Forty More in Hospitals—Mys tic Number 1313 Blamed by Firemen. COMPAWFS ARE DECIMATED Police Think Enemy of Leather Maker May Have Been — Tales of Bravery. rgy Trtep^ph to Tfc«> Tribune.] pujj^delphia. Dec. 22.— Fourteen fireman , -*3»ieeinen are known to be dead and CJ ore^t!".a n tatty are in hospitals suffering ftffl toJ uries * rom whl«-h some will not .leaver as the result of the collapse of the ' jjy e f th ° burning five story factory of tk>t i Fik<nsra*rr dealer in leather rem rasis. »t No. 1110 to 1120 Bod ine street, •j^ icebound ruins are still being searched »,tr tb« i>oiy of Charles EdSeman, who is irnovn to bf dead, and to discover if possi ble the bodies of several other firemen who ar * - ,-jort^c missinr. •superstitious after the manner of men jrjH, of occupation may be railed upon to face death at a moment's notice, scores of oSjd*!* ia the Fir» Department who come ia touch »'ith the department's books could rot for tb«» last week rid themselves of an ureasy forebodinK' of calamity. The "hoodoo" fi?rures 1.313 represented the nnratrfT of members; In the Firemen's Re '.k'f AfPoHaticn. organized primarily to tide •he f*TT2iii<-s of firemen who die in the per formance of their duty ever temporary dif • A»— ajro the number stood 'LSI 7. By -.vvi fortune it was thought that the *->iM>doo" had been skipped. The successive r>s?hs of five member? and the enlistment ef another brought th« number down to j I.T.Z. and there.it •ood. ] The Prophecy Fulfilled. 70-dsy the prophecy was fulnlled. The rsmV-er was decreased by a whole page of names, the result of a fire which, in the nomber of firemen whose lives were lost. ;<= not to b« matched in the history of the department. It is reported that the authorities are con m:c?d that the fire was* of incendiary origin ur-d expect to make an arrest in The case. Tin. police and firemen say that the flames sr<tr<?d to spring i-i' all over the building the same time. There was nothing *t<T«?d in the structure of an inflammable char&cter. the floors being^ filled with ma cfcnery » nd leather. Th<?re ar* reports that the place may have been j'urposely set on fire by an enemy .f Friedlanii^r. He says he has not deter r.:ine<i -what started the blaze, and intimated that it might have tees started by men who h* said had b«**n seen loitering' about the licUJry for soaw lime. The jna=s of aVbris is frozen solid, and it r;ay t»e sereral days beiore additional bod- Je? are taken from the ruins. Although Fiaieman'i; body was almost directly beneath •Oii-n»r. as the larter lay on the sidewalk, j he- Lining wall.- had to be razed before t: was ■ ~-r - ii «=afe to continue th« work of d^g-icg in the ruins. Building Fifty-eight Years Old. The factory nuildiTic: -cas fifty-eight years aid. Edwin Clark, chief of the Bureau of Biiildins: Inspection, said the walls col lipped because of their age and the man rer of their construction. The mortar, he ad was so sM that a little heat converted it practically into jvowder. so that it had in pxiixeEtve power. The girders and beams. taftwid cT arias iron and steel as in modern j buildings, -R'ere of wood. These burned out • uickly and took away the only support of :he- walls. * Mr. Clark agreed with m*ny others ia tz?ir>Z that the firemen should not have *.sur*l the building after th* pirders were eUfcze. Henry Clay. Director of Public Safety, said that he had often impressed rj-3n fireroon that when they are working en an c^d building- it is far better to say« tli*:r lives than to try to save it. Tv'miani Master, who was held Bast in th«> mins for mor» than thirteen hours, if ia a. hospital Fufferin^r from pneumonia, but st a lare hour to-night sis condition wa«= reported to be greatly improved, and the rhvsieianp have hopes of saving his life. Plmed beneath an immense Iron girder. Glazier g:av» <yri» of the greatest exhibi tfcms cf fortiriid" r.ll record- "When he was r ■ -r- a'ive, fceid •down by tons c" debris, rhypicians wanted to amputate his le?s in order that he might bi removed. He protested, ravins: "I will set out ail right and in plenty Of time. "What %on& would • t* without my legs? I would rather trust to the boys getting this junk away. Some of the fire companies whose mem beri met (eata and injury in The lire and <-nnap.-^ r-rc practically -crjped out. Engine •"^ipani* s 6. ST., a and Truck " lost more than half Their cr«*ws. while other compa res suffered leys severely. Nearly all the dead men left families. The *-ise of Henry Berto-et is particularly i-atbetic. His father, who lives at a sol dler*' Yiorrtf. had come home to the son's hocse to n>«fid Christmas with him and •>- sc V «»n grandchildren, whose mother died riM«n months a*o. Everywhere about ire house were evidences of preparations for the coming of Santa Clays, and ev«>n thouzh the real Krl? Krtasle of the. nouee h^}-l~tey cold - death. th» little children, who rarpe from Jest- than two years to ten. talked cf the expected viFit ft the mythical The work at dicing into ate ruins was "n;'l*"-anr.?lv slow to the policemen and feesaen, who had been on duty all night- Tils' -aas due principally to the extreme «R>M weather which froze the wet ruin* into •vi alsiort sclid man. It was one of the widest nlcrr.ir.ss of the year and th* res *"<2*ts suffered keenly m the wintry weather. & REMARKABLE RESCUE Pinioned Fireman Absorbed Sixty Gallons of Oxygen. [By T*>;«fpr»rh to The Tribune] Philadelphia. De". 22.— The records of th* Folir? and Fir* departments show that a Smn<lr«J firemen, sixty policemen and ten Poiie« fcurytonß were «mrage<i in the work of rescuing Fireman William Glazier from thie rains of the burned Frie«llander Leather jlant to-day. It took »irty gallons of o*y?«a. two quarts of Jamaica ginger. 'hree pint* of whiskey, strychnine and other drugs, a rubber smote hood, two rubber tabes, a suction pump, many picks, f-hovfcis, axes, saws, crowbars and other tools Mai twelve hours of time to bring kirn ©at alive. He was fourteen hours in the ruins. Okc»r was released at 12:22 o'clock this •*terno«jn. The man was then alive and nnudoufl, although willingly suffering [Sparkle! ~ Snap! ' Wholesome Goodness! \ f - JJutUwi ouij- by thfl ! *JJm £>£> 19 sToa * woerz UtrnW^b^kw V^ »^« m - !• from V^d«l»r. 'V Order from any dealer. You' ii Pronounce It the Best You Ever Drank! WGGDfG FOR THK BODIES OF FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN IN THE RUINS OF THE PHILADELPHIA FACTORY FIRE. ; considerable pain, and it was aoubtful ! whether he would live, according to the I surgeons. Be was taken to St. Joseph's | Hospital. . . Before the ambulance started Dr. Hub ley Owen, a police surgeon, examined the man and declared that he was suffering from pneumonia as a result of the ex posure. "However, a man who has stood the strain and Buffering that that man has for thirteen -consecutive hours will not die easily, and I should say that he has good chances for recovery." the surgeon added. 'His fortitude and strength have been wonderful, and I don't believe his vitality will let him die now." When the little procession of bearers, carrying ; the stretcher on which lay Glazier's body, face uownward, emerged from the hole In the ruins, there was a wild shout from the thousands of persons gathered about. As word was passed along that it was Glazier that they carried and that he was alive and had a chance for recovery the crowd went wild. Commands not to disturb the Injured man by the noise had no effect, and cheer after cheer was given. Women and men became hysterical from the strain and the excitement and it was In a tumult of sound and clamor that the wounded fireman was borne to the ambulance. A? the stretcher was borne toward t!ie ambulance the naturally swinging motion seemed to dusturb the man. for he moved uneasily. A surgeon stooped over to quiet liim and heard him moaniner: 'My arm: My arm"" Those were the only words he had said for some time, for the immense amount of stimulants ■which had been forced into him had about deadened his sensibilities. As the last pieces of debris were re moved from about Glazier, the body of Charles Edelman. another fireman, which had been lying on top of the living man all night, slipped down beside him and then beneath Mm. Although the ruins about Glazier had been blistering hot all the i time the reseut-rs were working with him, they had not dared to turn water on them to cool them fT for fear of drowning the man or causing clouds of steam which ■would parboil him. - As soon a-= Glazier was safely out. how ever, a stream was turned into the hole, and it w-if- announced that Edelman's body would mob be recovered. Dr. Oaraat, the police surgeon, placed a rubs>er hood over Glazier's bead when he was able to reach him this morning. Through the hood was pumped oxygen. Another pump extracted the foul air and smoke that leaked into the hood. A small tube was also run through the hood Into the man's mouth, and stimu lants were fed to him. Sixty gallons of oxygen were pumped in to Glazier before noon. Dr. Owen said this constitutes a record in medical science. Generally twenty gallons of oxygen is all that can be fed to a patierit. Glazier's ag°d mother beard during th» morning that her son was imprisoned in the fire ruins. Stopping only to throw a shawl over her head, she rushed to the scene and, sobbing: and moaning, de manded to be allowed to see her eon and to join the rescues* in striving for his life. Gently but firmly the police and firemen drew her back. "But he"? my boy; I must go to him!" she screamed "I have more right to be by his side than any of you. I can do more for him than all of ycu. Let me go; let aw so to my hoy." But the police were obdurate, and final. convi.— red her that she could do no good and sh?*> was led away, weeping and wring ing her *.-ndP Relatives met her and took •^large of her. When Gla<ier was first found by the rts cuing gang > " railed out in a brave but weak voice, "rm feeling pretty good ; Til hold out as long as I can." • Father Engiert, of St. Peter's Catholic Church, was sent for, and he crept as close to GBaafer as he could and administered to his spiritual comfort. "Am I going to die, do you think?" asked Glazier of Dr. H. B. Owens, chief surgeon of the city staff, who, with his assistants, \ra.«- looking after the fireman's physical v.tlfare. "No, old man; not a bit of It," respond ed the surgeon cheerily. "We're going to save you. You'll set a Christmas dinner." "But, doctor, for God's sake, hurry, U rp»o Glazier. "I can't hold out much longer, you know. But if I die,** he added proudly, "I'll die game." A tender-hearted woman Insisted that "a. hot water bag be thrust through the wreck age to the plucky prisoner. CINCINNATI FIRE LOSS $2,500,000. Cincinnati. Dec. 22.-Four charges of dynamite exploded in rapid succession to day failed to move the north wall of the Oriese-Pflager A Co. plant, consumed by Ore yesterday in which three lives were last and six men injured. The property loss was estimated late to-day at $2,500,090. The body of Fir-man Charles Sehwengel is still in the ruins NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBITXE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1910 (PhotogTaph by the American Press Association.) DEATHS IN CYCLE OF FIRES l ontiniMHl from flr>( pagf. families will be the work of the people of Chicago, directed by a committee of prominent men. Corporation Counsel Brundage was ask^d regarding the firemen's pension fund. He explained the fund provides that the widow shall receive $35 a month as long as she remains unmarried, that each child shall receive $8 a month up to the age of sixteen years and that a dependent father or mother shall receive ?25 a month. The beneficiaries, how ever, are not to receive a monthly ag gregate of more than one-half the salary of the deceased man. At midnight a single wall held the fire in check. If this barrier falls or the fire penetrates it, all the packing houses will be in great danger. The Morris com pany has lost almost all its records and has not been able to give an ac curate estimate of the stock on hand, all of which has been destroyed. Commissioner of Public Works B. J. Ivlullaney shortly before 11 o'clock to night took a force of 150 city laborers to the Morris plant to relieve exhausted firemen and policemen who could no longer keep on their feet. The Commis sioner remained at the fire to direct these men In the search for bodies. One of the pathetic features of the fire ■v as the way many of the telephone girls in the various exchanges stuck to their pusts when they knew tiiat fathers and brothers and sweethearts were dying among the ruins at the stockyards. Never before In the history of the Chi cago Telephone Company, has there been bo great an emergency to meet. By 9 o'clock th<= forty-five trunks leading to the City Hall private branch exchange switchboard were swamped with calls, most of them beinsr for the fire mar shal's office. At that time an order was given to ever}' operator to answer all calls with the information that Chief Horan an l perhaps twenty men had been killed. This helped to relieve the pressure on the lines leading to the City Hall. As the busy hour of 10 to 11 o'clock approached this answer was given at the rate of about two hundred thousand calls an hour. Eight special supervisors were placed behind the regular operators on the City Hall board. Every availa ble operator and traffic employe of the company took part in the extraordinary service. The estimated number of calls for the day was put at two million. STORY OF* THE FIRE Firemen Work in Tears After Death of Their Chief. Chicago. Dec. 22.— T0-day's fire was first discovered at about 4 o'clock by a watch man in the Morris & Co. beef house at 43d and Loomls streets, who turned In an alarm and fled from the building-. An ammonia pipe, bursting, started spontaneous combus tion that spread bo quickly the watchman barely had turned in the fire alarm before the flames began bursting from the build ing. Fire Marshal Horan, at his home on the West Side, heard the second call for fire apparatus and hurried to the stockyards In his automobile. By the time of his arrival, his assistants, who had reached the scene earlier, had abandoned the effort to save the beef house and were endeavoring to head off the rush of flre toward other buildings- Flames were billowing out of several structures near by when the marshal arrived, and the inferno was blistering the hands and face? of the pipemen and ladder men, who were stick ing by their positions, under the encourage- I ment of commanders, who themselves were burned and blistered. Seek Shelter of Canopy. Th*> shelter of the wooden awning, which later became the destroyer of a score of lives, was* sought by firemen, led by Fire Marshal Horan, Second Assistant Bur roughs and Fitzgerald. On top of the canopy another group of • firemen still played streams of water. Sud denly Lieutenant Joseph Maekey, leader of the brave band there, felt the wall going and shouted a warning to those beneath. He jumped with his crew and escaped death, bat the men below the canopy were walled in by the collapsing bricks: Meanwhile, firemen who knew nothing of this, augmented by constantly arriving aids, were standing in the path of the advancing flames. They took their stand at building trier building, only to be driven back each 3Le. blistered and scalded, and with lunga congested by steam and smoke. Assistant Marshal Seyferlich. on whom now lay the command, realizing the futil ity of saving property then ablaze, drew ■II the men to one aide and shouted: "We've got to let the rest of her go, men! G«t back here and we'll make a final stand!" , -Maybe we can save this part." pleaded c me of the undaunted men. •Nothing." he said, "could stop the fire from spreading here the way things shape up now. If we could only get more water we might b« able to do something. It's awful." We can't get to the men Imprisoned in the building. Some of them may still live but we can do nothing under these conditions." Th* men. fell back silently. Captain H. H. Fuchs. of Engine Com pany 9 wn° had Just left Marshal Iloran with orders for his company, walked out from under the fatal canopy just as it crushed out the lives behind him. "I'm all right, chief," he told the assist ant marshal a. few minutes later. Black ened, and blistered, he was the only roan left of his crew. Steady streams of water from one whole fire companj', which Seyferlich directed, had somewhat cooled the fallen wall an hour after it had buried its victims, and Seyferlich declared at 10:30 a. m. he heard a voice. A shouted command brought another de tachment of firemen from nearby posts, who tore at the pile of debris with bare hands, axes and poles in the hope that some of the men were still alive. Four bodies were recovered in a few minutes. They were those of Joseph Muraweski, pipeman; Patrick E. Collins, engine cap tain: Dennis Doyle, engine captain, and an unidentified pipeman. By 11 o'clock the news of Horan's death had reached all the firemen, and many of them cobbed aloud as they heard it. Those who were detailed to recover the bodies wept as bits of clothing of their lost com rades came to light. A crushed helmet brought up in a scoop of the big scraper proved to be that of Assistant Chief Bur roughs, and the devoted workers continued their labors with tears streaming down their faces. A graphic story of the collapse of the east wall, which carried the men down to death beneath the wood covering, ia told by Lieutenant Joseph Maokey. who was leading- a company cf firemen from the top of the canopy. Mackey said as he locked up h<* saw the walls bulge and he immediately shouted a warning. At the same time he Jumped from the platform himself and was followed immediately by len or twelve of his men. None of those iost tUeir lives, but their escapes were miracu lous. "I knew Marshal Horan and Burroughs ■ were beneath me with at least two com panies of men," said Mackey. "and I shouted to them that the walls were com ing down. I aeard some one from below «hout a warning and I got my own men and myseif out of the way. "Immediately after I jumped I heard the groans of the men who had been be r.eath me and X knew they must be raught. Although nearly all of my men and myself were more or less hurt U flashed upon us that Horan was among those trapped and we bent every effort to save them. Rescue Beyond Human Power. "It was beyond human power to do an> thing for the moment, as tons of brick had come down. When the bodies are found they ■will be beneath this pile of brick and mortar ' Hope of the firemen and the hundreds of admirers of Fire Marshal Horan, that the firefighter and his men had nor perished. was practically lost when Battalion Chief Lacey. who is in charge of the stock yards division, told of seeing the marshal and Burroughs, together with eighteen or twen ty men. go down beneath The falling wall. "Chief Horan was in front of the pipe men," said Lacey, "and Burroughs a short distance behind him directing the work of pipemen when the crash came. I know just where they were, and am sure they had no chance of escape. Dozens of fire men saw the same situation, and many of the men ran to the pile almost frantic and began throwing the bricks away with their hands. They were like so many .^oa's Of fire, and any work of that sort was use less. "I ordered them back to fight th<» flames with their lines of hose in the hope that the fire rrierht be stopped in time to find a way to rescue the poor fellows we had all heard go down to what seemed certiin death. "I was determined to make every effort within human power to save the men, but the condition of the building mad? it sui cidal for the rest of us to try to enter it. "I was in charge of the firemen fighting the flames from the railroad tracks. I saw one man fall n«ar where the men who were caught fell, and I ran, and, catching hold of his legs, dragged him on to the railroad tracks and saved him. Then my men and I made a rush to save others, but our way had been blocked by the falling ruins ami clouds of dust and debris." Mayor Busse Near Death. Mayor Busse, discussing with Assistant Marshal Seyferlich the death of "Sunny "Jim" Horan. as the marshal was known at the City Hall, had a narrow eprape. An explosion of ammonia pipes on the fourth floor of the building they were watching threw brinks, beams and frozen meat in a shower about them. Seyferlich threw himself in front of the Mayor and, although Mr Busse. is a port ly man, almost crushed him to the ground in the effort to shield him from harm. Then, grasping the Mayor by the arm, the assistant marshal rushed him away to safety. BIG FIRE IN MANITOBA TOWN. Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 22.— business portion of Bradwardine, Man., was burned to-day, causing a loss estimated at 5523.0QQ. 8,000 POOR CHILDREN attend the In dustrial Schools and Newsboys' Homes of the CHILDREN'S AID SOCIKTY. Contributions are asked to keep them in shoes and warm dothsng and give them a Merry Christmas. A. BARTON HEPBURN. TREASURER. 105 East 22nd St., N. Y. William "Church Osborn. President. C. Loring Brace, Secretary. DIAZ SENDS "IE TROOPS Reinforcements, with Artillery, Hurried to Scene of Fighting. GEN. N/WARRO SURROUNDED President's Chief of Staff Goes to Command in Field-Insur gent Success Reported. Chihuahua, Mexico, Dec. 22.— One thou sand government troops arrived here last night and started by railroad to-day for San Antonio, which Is ten miles from the scene of the recent battle at Mai Paso. The force includes a battery of light artillery and one rapid-fire gun. One thousand more men are due here. These, together with the remnant of Colonel Guzman's troops, num bering three hundred, at Bustillos. will con centrate at San Antonio, with the purpose of clearing Mai Paso of insurgents and gaining control of the railroad through that strategic point. Colonel Gtizman. who is in a serious con dition at a hospital here, described the am bu^caJe at Mai Paso a.s a horrible ex perience. Th» insurgents could rarely be seen, while their bullets rained into the canyon. When he fell with a bullet throueh his left leg. one after another of his men attempted to reach him. but in turn fell, until he called to them to cease their ef forts. Caiaael Cneßar, chief of President Diaz s military staff, will succeed Colonel Guzman in command. Colonel Cueiar is considered one of the best instructed and most capable men in the military service. If Mai Paso is forced, <""uflar will form a junction with General Navarro. for the purpose of clear- Ing the country to the west. Rumors that General Navarro has been surrounded by the insurgents have been confirmed this afternoon by an American who left Pedernale?. the scene of opera tions, on Monday afternoon. According to this observer. Navarro is uninjured and remains at the head of a detachment of his troops, numbering 250. at Pedernales. His position there Is described as so precarious that scarcely a soldier could put his head outside the protection of the houses with out being Hred at. The American said that while he saw only 2'A of Xavarro's force at Pedernales. he believed that the re mainder, numbering about 650, were posted in other positions. He received the im pression, however, that the federals had suffered heavy losses, and he was certain that they were surrounded. He declared that the mountains surrounding Pedernales swarmed with revolutionists, and added that Navarro was hard pressed to feed hia men. Mexico City, Dec. 22.— Colonel Samuel Garcia Cuellar. chief of staff of President Diaz, left here this morning for Chihuahua. That sending him to the front is an im portant mov is the impression here, as he is known to be a man in whom the Presi dent has implicit confidence. It Is believed that he will investigate the state of affairs in the Chihuahua district and the efflciency of the army and make a detailed report to President Diaz. El Paso, Tex.. Dec. 22.— There was fight ing yesterday at Mulato, a town on the border. It '.s reported that two hundred in surgents attacked an equal number of fed eral troops and several -were left dead on the field and many wounded. The federals are reported to be in retreat. A conference on the Mexican situation ■was held to-day by Colonel Sharpe, com mander at Fort Bliss; A. T. Sharpe, col lector of customs, and T. D. Edwaxda, United States Consul at Juarez. Mexico. It is said that they prepared a report to be sent to Washington. BOSTON HOTEL BURNED Guests Have Narrow Escapes at Early Morning Fire. Boston, D»c. 22. — The Hotel Epicure, one of the smaller hostleries of the city, on the corner of Hayward Place and Harrison avenue, was damaged by fire early to-day, and a dozen occupants of room? made their escape In scanty clothing by way of lad ders and fire escapes. Watchmen aroused those on the upper floors, but smoke was pouring from nearly all the windows when the firemen arrived, and it required lively work to brln? the men and women to the street. The fire seemed to be in fair control with in half an hour after the start, and had been apparently confined to the lower floors. when a gap tank exploded, blowing out all the windows and part of the roof. The flr« burned for an hour longer and caused a. loss estimated at $40,000. BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS. On the Way to BntßSz* B y price collier BM M Iwf M Author of "England and the English from '^mmnmawawmmmmamammwamm an American Point of View' 0 The first of a new group of articles on THE WEST IN THE EAST from an American Point of View, by the author of one of the most successful and talked of books of recent years. While dealing especially with what England has accomplished in India, these articles discuss with great clearness America's new position in the Orient, some of her diplomatic failures, and the fight for commercial supremacy among the great world powers. Keen ob servation, trenchant wit, frank criticism, and yet an evident spirit of fairness make them most entertaining and instructive reading. Numbef f |H^ GAZINE of BmmO^m^Bk'^^^wMm^^ammmKtt/B If V JBmmW THE SAD SHEPHERD, • story by Henry van Dyke Sir Arthur Conan Doyle** THE RED STAR Ernest Thompson Seton's THE LAND OF THE CARIBOU Winstow Homer. By Christian BRINTON. IWm«. wWh many m* th« arUaf «■«— — saiwtlwsa With now •üb»oriptiom* mooanmmnlmd by 53.00. SENT OIREOT TO THE PUB LISHERS, th* Novom&mr and Oooomoornumoor* oontminlmg tho tint c**pt«#* of the now mortal will bo •ont from. $3.00 a year; 25 cant* a numbar. CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 153-157 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK THEODORE B. STARR Jeweler and Silversmith s> FINE PEARLS AND RARE GEMS FOR FORTY- EIGHT YE-\R> WE HAVE MAIN TAINED THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF QUALITY MADISON SQUARE STAND FIRM FOR SMITH Essex Assemblymen Unyielding at Conference with Wilson. SENATE FIGHT CONTINUES Jersey Governor-Elect Will Tell To-day Why He Insists Mar tine Be Named. Five Democratic Assemblymen-elect •■' Essex County, N. J., all stanch supporters of James Smith, jr., for United States Sen ator, had a two-hour conference with Gov ernor-elect Wilson at a New York hotel yesterday afternoon, and when it was over they broadly intimated that Mr. Wilson had not presented any argument which, to their minds, was sufficient to bring them into line for James Marline. The Assem blymen-elect were Harry F. Backus, Michael Leveen. John J. Bracken. M. A. Phillips and Frank P. Shalvay. Before going Into the conference the leg islators made no secret of the fact that they were going to tell the Governor-elect In plain terms that they were for Smith, otherwise they would never have signed the petition asking him to be a candidate, and one of the more daring asserted that he was going to tell Mr. Wilson what he thought of him for "butting into" an affair "which did not concern him." Just what took place in the conference room is known only to those who took part, but when it ended the throats of the As semblymen-elect were so parched that they lost no time in applying restoratives. A3 a matter of fact. Assemblymen-elect Brack en was so hoarse that he could hardly speak above a whisper, but he asserted that this was not due to any strenuous discourse with Dr. Wilson, for. he said. the Governor-elect did most of the talking. Senator Harry V. Osborne. of Essex, it was said, assisted Dr. "Wilson in presenting his case to the recalcitrant Essex Assembly men-elect. The only Essex legislator who has not yet talked with Dr. 'Wilson is W. J. Mc- Gowan. but as he is an avowed supporter of Smith, it la believed nothing would be trained if he did confer with the Governor elect. Sussex Men Non-Committal. Previous to conferring with the Esses men Dr. "Wilson had a talk with Assembly man Charles Meyer, of Sussex, and Assem blyman-elect Eugene Burke, of Morris. Mr. Meyer said the arguments presented by the Governor-elect were mighty hard to get around. He declared, however, that he saw no reason to change his attitude at the present time. The Sussex Assemblyman, although generally classed as a Smith sup porter, said he was non-committal, and purposed to remain so until the Legislature met. Mr. Burke would give no intimation of how he stood, although his friends say he js against both Smith and Martina and favors the selection of a compromise can didate. The only reference Dr. Wilfon would make to the conference was the announce ment that he would issue a statement this afternoon that would clarify the situation. This statement, it is understood, will be one of the most strenuous political docu ments ever issued in \ew Jstasy. It will deal, it Is said, with the manner In which the nomination for Governor was given B> Dr. Wilson, and will tell of the conference at the Lawyers' Club In HsSJ York pre vious to the convention, at which time. It is understood, he told ttfl Demoorati^ '^ad ers who had fathered there that If elected Governor of New Jersey he would take it to mean that he was also made the leader of the Democratic, party in the state. T>i<> statement, so It fs understood, will also trll how a certain leading Democrat. BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS^ __ B< ? OK^ AN The Cause of Political Corruption. By henry jones ford, rnlmir «f Pome* In Prinoton University Experiments m Germany with Unemployment insurance By ELMER ROBERTS The continuation oi F. HOPKINSON SMITH'S Kennedy Square Otlm* JUlioimß, Stmrlmm, •*•- ESTABLISHED 18*2 j who he =-iprx>.-»-<) ri>pr">«fnt->'l Jamfi \ Smith, jr.. had said that the latter would j not be ■ candidate for United States Sin tor in case of Democratic success, ' ami *hat It was with this understanding that he accepted the. nomination, for. If he had aaJM otherwise, nothing could hay« . tempted him to take it. It Is also understood that the wtateiueat . j will refer to a visit of Mr. Smith at th« Governor-elect. In which the former Sena ; tor admitted that he had originally not in tended to be a candidate, but had ch*rs*-t - 1 his mind. ' • ! No Compromise. Says Wilson. Governor-elect WlHon denied yesterdar the published statements that he fcad of- * f*re<3 to accept a compromise candidate • j for .Senator at a conference with Mr. Smith. Mr. Martin* also denied that h* ha. l ev^r mad** any «tat*>ment suggesting 1 that Dr. Wilson would use the -- - -••-**« of the Governor's office to bring about his selection a.<* j United States Senator. Mr Smith, in a sta.tement issued Isjst ' night, assert**! that he had thirty-six of • ! the fifty-one Democratic legislators abso- " lutely pledged to him. and that by. the tizn<» the vote was taken he would have the for ty-one votes necessary to a choice. Smith says in this statement "hat none of th» new lawmakers have assured Dr. "Wilson j that they will vote for Ma.rtine. This a* 'untrue, say the Marttne men, who de clare at least a dozen have made thi* promise to the Governor-elect. The lat i ter, it is said, count 3on thirty votes for i Mar:-..-.- The Governor-elect will open his Basalt : ing campaign against Mr. Smith at Jer sey City on January 3. when he will I speak at St. Patrick's Hall. The arranse rnents were completed yest«*rdar. and it is announced that the entire legislative * delegation from Hudson County will be ln i vited to attend the meeting and ■ ►•-• -in the attitude of the Governor-elect on the senatorial contest and his opinion con cerning the open primary law and other legislative questions that he will demai'i shall be added to the statutes. U. OF P MAY GET 5600.000 To Benefit from C. D. Ritchie's Will After Annuitants Die. [By Telegraph SI Th* Tribune.} Philadelphia. Dec. -2. — A large part of the estate of Cral^ D. Ritchie, who was president of the Land Title and Trust Comp any, will revert to the University of Penn sylvania after the deaths of certain annuit ants. The amount which will be availabla for the university is estimated a: about £500.000. A large number of hospitals and otaar charities are remembered In the will which vts.3 filed for prob.ite to-day, but the entire residue of the estate is given to the widow and a cousin, Henrietta Ritchie, In trust, for their lives. The Presbyterian Hospital gets MMI for three free beds. SUES FOR PRIVATE PHONE I Importer Objects to Apartment House Operator Hearing Family Affairs. Justice Page refused yesterday to grant an injunction to Simon Ruppin, a tobacco Importer, to restrain the company that owns the Forrest Court apartment house, at Broadway and 113 th street, from inter fering with Ruppin In in-railing a. priv»t» telephone in his apartment In that house. Ruppin said be travelled extensively and that he wanted to ■•all up his home to talk to hia family without the operator at Hal switchboard of the house learning his pri vate* affairs. The owners of the house aeked ftt a year extra for the permlssloa to install the private line, but Ruppin re fused to pay it. The defendant company said it main tained a switchboard tn the hall of th«» house and the- tenants were expected Si pay a pro rata share in maintaining it- In refusing: to grant the injunction Justice Page said that whatever damages Rnpsin mi?ht suffer from being deprived of tls private telephone would be easily computed on the trial of the action that he bad brought against the owner* of the house. 5 PUBLICATIONS.