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HOXSEY, TWO MILES
UP, BREAKS RECORD
Reaches 11.474 Foot Level in a
Forty-Mile Gale at Los
Angeles.
REMARKABLE SPIRAL GLIDES
petermined to Defeat Legag
neans or Keep Going Until Car
buretor Froze — Latham's
Monoplane Wrecked.
HIGH ALTITUDE RECORDS.
Ar^h H«'i*pt < world's r«*ord). %*** A«
ff v« Pfrmbfr 26. 1910. 11.474 fert.
M. (■ Itxasneui (world** record). Pau.
France. i««- rn'hrr 9. 1910, 10.499 feet.
.7. Armctrons; J>rex<rl <\rorld> record).
rh!lad««!pbia. November 23, 1910. 9.8:0 feet.
Ralph Johnston* 1 <r*cord disallowed).
Belinonl rark. October 31. 1910. 9.T14 feet.
Henri Wjnmalen <trorld'» record. Mour
m^l^n. France. October -. 1910. ».1«6 feet.
(irorse Chavez, France. September 10,
1910. s,:nc feet. •
I.eon Morsne. France. September 3. 1910.
K4;-; feet.
John^one. Kelmont rark. October 25.
1110. 7.303 feet.
Drexel. Belmont Park. Ortober 24, 1910,
-.105 feet. '.-.'• t .
p V (.;. I-anark. Scotland. Au|fU!i-l 11,
■•a, sjsa feet.
Biw»U!n<. Atlantic City. July 9. 1310.
f.175 f«HM-
Loui* r.iiilhnr.. Los An^ele*. January 12,
MS. 4.146 feet.
Los Angeles. Dae. "6. — Seventy-five
thousand persons saw Arch Hoxsey, of
the Wright team of aviators, break the
world's record for altitude here to-day.
He soared more than two miles up into
the sky. his barograph registering 11,474
jofi, or almost a thousand feet above the
ARCH HOXSEY.
Th* Wright aviator who wen the world's
altitude- record at Los Angeles yes
terday. f TI-".-vi
altitude of 10,499 feet recently attained
V Legagneux at Pau. France.
This is the second time the existing
•world's altitude record, has been broken
In Los Angeles, the first time being
last January, when Louis Paulhan rose
a little over 4.f«00 feet.
Hoxsey accomplished his feat in a
forty-mile gale that wrecked Hubert
Latham's Antoinette monoplane and
kept more cautious aviators on the
ground.
Hoxsey sailed into the sky at 1 o'clock.
At 2:45 his barograph showed the great
eat height while he was over Venice, a
seashore resort more than twenty miles
from the Aviation Field. Coming down.
he made a series of remarkable spiral
glides thousands of feet in the air. i
Crowd Cheers Wildly.
Before he came lightly to earth the
crowd was on its feet cheering wildly.
He was lifted from his biplane by fellow
aviators, who paraded up and down be
fore the grand stand beting the intrepid
flyer upon their shoulders.
The crowds insisted on making a hero I
of Hoxsey. They did not give him time
to doff his furs, but marched him back
SJ-d forth before the grandstand.
*"Was it windy up there?" he was
«ked. %\
"It blew so hard." replied Hoxsey,
"that my machine hardly moved and
barely held its own. It was so cold that
more than once I thought my carburetor
was about to freeze.
"'I made the record because I deter
mined to keep on going up until I passed
Legagneux's record or until the Carbu
■saar froze.**
The gale which Hoxsey and his breth
ren of the Wright camp. Parmalee and
Krookins. braved successfully completely
wrecked Latham's Antoinette monoplane.
The Frenchman was among the ax-iators
**ho answered the starting gun at 1
o'clock. For two hours and fifteen min
utes he fought the wind, which blew di
rectly off the ocean, six miles from the
aviation field. Then an adverse current
-;•;.- his aeroplane downward. hurled
It into a fence under the brow of a hill
and threw- the aviator int.. a gully.
V- Latham Is Unhurt.
The Frenchman was unhurt, but his
machine was a tangled mass of wire and
silken fabric. The- motor was the only
part left intact; and Latham declared
that, having enough parts for three «
■ tra machines, he would build a new mon
oplane and be in the air again before
the end of -he meet. . " Ra by"
Parmalee. driver of the Bab>
Wdght, also, dared the .wind and at
tained an altitude of .6.625 feet. He
astounded the crowd by a series or
whirling dips, and- then Walter Brook
ins. originator of the spiral glide, went
up. At this time the wind had attained
a velocity cf forty miles an. hour, but
in- Wright man went through . spec-.
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ARCTIC PICTURE OFF HOOK
Bull Seal on Cake of Ice Seen
from Supervisor's Cutter.
A big bull seal crouched upon a cake
of ice -was seen floating off Sandy Hook
In the forenoon yesterday hy the Scout,
one of the cutters in the department of
the Supervisor of the Harbor.
All sorts of ya-rns regarding the furry
visitor came in from the Hook shortly
after he was sighted. The marine ob
servers, who said they had a long look
at the creature and the chilly pedestal
it occupied, were at odds about its size
and sex. One of the men, wh« is abie to
call the name of a ship when her fun
nels are barely visible to the naked eye,
declared yesterday that the seal was 1
bull and was gix feet long.
The creature, according to the ob
servers, was resting peacefully on his
ke float for a half hour, until a small tag
came by and opened fire upon him. It
was said that three shots were fired and
n\\ Avcnt wide of the mark. Disgusted
with such jxior shooting, the seal dived
into the water and made for the open
sea.
BANK OFFICIALS ARRESTED
Former Premier of Portugal and
1 2 Others Held in Heavy Bail.
UalMB, De<"-. :_'<*•. — Former Premier J.
Luciano de Castro, twelve former gov
ernors and directors of the Portuguese
Credit Foneier Bank, all of thom'ex-
Cabinet ministers, and the chief ac
countants, treasurer and cashier of the
bank were arrested to-day <m a charge
of using illegal methods in connection
with the administration of the institu
tion.
AH of them were released on bail.
Castro, who is a paralytic, was unable
to appear before the magistrate, and his
bail was fixed at £2/* * •.«*'•»>. This was
furnished by four capitalist friends.
FLYER HITSJEARTH HARD
Belgian's Aeroplane Got Only 20
Feet High When It Dropped.
Another human comet came from the
sky yesterday. Charles I^rank Morok, a
Belgian, started from the Gutter, burg
track about 10:o«J o'clock in the morning:,
intending: to cross th^ big river, fly
around Columbus Circle and up to the
Hotel Empire. Everything appeared 10
be in good working order when Morok
started out in his machine, which is a
biplane of the Curtiss type. He had not
flown more than three blocks, however,
when something happened to his sup
ply of gasolene and his motor stopped.
He came down with a thud, falling about
twenty feet. He was unhurt except for
several cuts and bruises, but the aero
plane -was badly wrecked.
Morok was taken to the North Hudson
Hospital — indeed, he came very near en
tering its doors in his downward flight,
and so did not have far to go. It was
found that he had a scalp wound about
five inches lung on the right sid« of his
Ticad and s* lacerated right knee." There
were plenty of other bruises, but no seri
ous injuries, and he will go to his own
homo to-day, determined to get out in
a day or two and get up into the air
again.
Morok. who is thirty-three years old
and a former six-day bicycle racer at
Madison Square Garden, uses a machine
that was built by Fred P. Schneider. It
has a two-cycle motor with four cylin
ders, said to develop 40-60 horsepower.
BOMB WRECKS STAIRWAY
Outrage in Tenement House
Alarms Twenty-Four Families.
Twenty-four families living at No. 502
East 104 th street were routed from
their beds shortly after midnight this
morning: when a dynamite bomb ex
ploded under the stairway leading to the
Beat floor.
The bomb ripped loose the lower part
of the stairs and left the remainder
dangling. By the time the tenants came
rushing from their rooms the police had
arrived. They told the terror-stricken
men and women that they were in no
danger and warned them not to attempt
to descend the dilapidated stairway.
The building was owned by Fimon Ca
talanio. of No. 10 Union Square. He
was unable to give any reason for the
setting off of the bomb. It was his
opinion, however, that some one liv
ing in the tenement had incurred the
disp'easure of the perpetrators of the
outrage. The tenement was occupied en
tirely by Italians.
COLD PLUNGE CURED HIM
Forty Foot Jump Through Ice
Into River — Out Via Airhole.
Chippewa Falls. Wis.. Dec. 26.,-John
Christiansen jumped forty feet from a
bridge into the Chippewa River to-day
with suicidal intent. He went under the
ice and came up two hundred feet down
stream at an air hole. He grabbed the
ice and crawled out. He went home and
said that the cold water had taken away
the desire to die and made him feel hap
pier than he did before the plunge.
THINK HE SWALLOWED RING
Jersey City Police Will Apply X-
Ray Tests to Prisoner.
Suspecting that he swallowed ■ stolen
diamond ring, the Jersey City police will
have X-ray tests applied to John Miller.
of SCO 419 Monmouth street, who was ar
rested for the theft. The ring, valued
at $150, was received as a Christmas Rift
by George W. Main, of No. 139 Fremont
street. Main was proudly showing the
ring in a saloon, when it suddenly van
ished. A policeman who was called in
arrested Miller. The ring: was not found
on him. and it m decided that as his
articulation was obstructed for a few
mjnutes while being interrogated he had
swallowed the pine:.
SAY CUDAHYS ARE RECONCILED
Divorced Wife of "Jack" Cndahy at
• Pasadena Home.
Pasadena. Cal.. Dec. » Mrs Edna Cud
ai v divorced wife of "Jack" rudahy. son
of the late Michael Cudahy. the millionaire
meat packer, arrived in Pasadena yester
day and Is domiciled at the Cudahy home,
where her former husband has been stay
in* since hie arrival last .Wednesday. It is
*aid on good authority that a reconcilia
tion has ■•« ' effected.
•■■-*.
NEW-YORK, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1910-TWELYE PAGLS. » *■ PRICE ONE tfcNT "» «"»
THRONG WAITING TO GET CHRISTMAS DINNERS FROM SALVATION ARMY.
BABY ON ONE ARM AND CHRIST
MAS BASKET ON OTHER.
SALVATION ARMY FEEDS
THE HUNGRY THOUSANDS
Commander Booth Presides as
Big Baskets with Dinners for
Five Are Distributed.
SEVEN SANTA CLAUSES BUSY
Entertainment and Christmas
Tree for Children Follow,
and 7,000 Toys Find
New Owners.
Dazzled by the fitful flare of a dozen
flashlights, bewildered by the pulsing
rhythm of a military band, atremble at
the anticipation of a real, true < 'hrist
mas dinner and past the power of mar
velling at the sipht of a hug? roomful
of dainties, four thousand of New York's
very poorest received each a basket of
good things from the Salvation Army at
the Grand Central Palace, Lexington
avenue and 43d street, yesterday morn
ing. At S o'clock the line began to form
outside the guarded door, and it was
after 1 o'clock before the last straggler
hurried homeward with his prize.
For more than six weeks the names of
those who needed Christmas cheer have
been pouring into the Salvation Army's
hands, and for nearly that time a corps
oi' ten or fifteen Army girls has been
making a personal inspection of each
and every case. Many were the pitiful
sights which these Salvation lassies saw.
and wherever the need seemed great
they handed out a little scrap of paste
board entitling the bearer to one of the
Christmas baskets. Yesterday was ihe
time for the redemption of these precious
scraps. They were redeemed with a
will.
At 10 o'clock, the hour set for opening
the doors, a line of faces that smiled,
even though some of the smiles were a
trifle wan. circled the jcreat hall inside
and extended for more than four blocks,,
sometimes two, sometimes three deep,
along the streets without. In the hall
itself one hundred men had been work
ing the night through filling thousands
of baskets, until they covered two solid
squares of tables extending from wall
to wail and rose in a towering pyramid
toward the balcony, where the National
Staff Band, under the Leadership of Pro
fessor Griffith," intermingled popular
with patriotic airs. On either side of
the pyramid two brightly decorated
Christmas trees rose to within a few
inches of the lofty ceiling. Even when
one was told that each was made up of
some eighty small trees, it was difficult
to believe that they, were not giant speci
mens from the forests of the North.
Commander Booth Arrives.
At the arrival of _ Comma ndei Kvan
gelinc Booth, about a quarter of an hour
later, the line of smiling faces began '■•
move. The band struck up, the lights
flashed on, and 'a score of "cooks," re
cruited from the Army's industrial
homes whore fallen men are given a
chance to rise, headed the procession
down the central aisle between the tables.
The cooks took up their stations at the
base of th« pyramid, ready to hand out
the baskets as 'need was. Commander
Booth stood at the focal point, where all
the hungry brood must pass, hull' v
Continued on third page.
* SPEAKERS AND SINGERS
c « c Brown's • Bronchial Troches for the
voice. Advt. ;f.-y
MISS EVA BOOTH DISTRIBUTING BASKETS AT GRAND CENTKAL PALACE.
NEW YORKERS^ DROWNED
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Die When
Launch Sink 3.
Key West. Fla., Dec. 26.— A forty-five
fnot. launch uith six j-assengers. bound
from Fort Meyer to Havana. Cuba,
struck the north jetties near her*-, and
sank shortly before midnight Sunday
A. J. Vincent, C. O. Goehring and Mat
thew Baum, passengers, were rescued in
the cabin boat after being out all night.
Mr. a.nd Mrs. Stuart Bennett, of New
York, and Herman Parker were last
seen clinging to the m?ist.
A searching party has found no trace
of the missing persons. It is considered
certain that all were drowned.
JOHN D/S GIFTS IN ASH CAN
Servants Angered at Mr. Rocke
feller's Presents of Aprons.
[By Telegraph to The Tribunal
Cleveland, Dec. 26.— Hortense find
Mary, two maids left in charge of the
Rockefeller home at Forest . Hills, re
ceived two large packages in the mail
Christmas Day. Eagerly they opened
them and found in each a gingham apron,
with the best wishes of the richest man
in the world. The maids wei t and then
they became angry.
-Just as if the master couldn't have
given us something different than those
cheap aprons." commented Mary.
Then a ripping sound was heard and
the remains of the dainty gingham
aprons were deposited In the ash can.
CRANK AI^OREST HILL
Revolver Duel with Officers at
Rockefeller Home.
[By Tclfgntpll io The Tribune 1
Cleveland, Dec. 20.— A stranger seek
ing to make his way to Forest Hill, the
summer home of John D. Rockefeller,
engaged in a revolver due! with Mar
shal Stamberger. of Cleveland, and Mr.
Knapp, keeper in charge of the estate,
enrly this evening. Fully a dozen shots
were fired, no cne being injured. The
intruder escaped. It is believed that the
man was demented, and thought to reach
the Rockefeller house and assassinate
Mr. Rockefeller, who he probably sup
posed was still there.
TOLSTOY DEVOTEE CRAZY
Grief Over Death of Novelist
Cause of Violent Insanity.
Paul Lanzner, of Nn. 274 Division ave
nue, Willianvsburg, a firm believer in the
doctrines of Tolstoy. th«= Russian novelist,
became violently insane while visiting at
the home of a cousin, at No. 352 Wall
about street, yesterday. He had to be
removed to the Kings County Hospital.
where he was placed la the observation
ward.
The recent death of Tolstoy grieved
Lansner, who continually talked of th"
dead man and the great good he had
done for the cuise of humanity. A week
ago Lanzner began to show symptoms of
:i deranged mind, and yesterday mornlns
he attacked his wife and child. They
managed to quiet him and then took
Lanzner to th<- ivnie of his cousin, where
the young man had another violent at
tack, and tried tv throw his relatives out
of a window.
It took three policemen to hold down
the demented mmi until Dr. Levine came
from the Eastern District Hospital. Be
fore Laiizner was i»ul m a Mraitjnrket
and taken tp the hospil ii he attacked the
ambulance doctor.
DEWEY'S WINES FOR NEW YEAR'S
1 < 'hainpapfn-'f. Wines or Grape Juice.
H.-T. DEWEY & SONS CO., 188 I-ullon fat..
N. Y.— Advt. , ?;*%■;. . .
SMITH GIVES LIE
TO WOODROW WILSON
Denies Flatly He Ever Promised
Governor-Elect He Wouldn't
Enter Senate Race.
DEMANDS PROOF BE SHOWN
Ex-Senator Declares Wilson
Himself Said It Would Be
a Disgrace to Elect
James E. Martine.
Former Senator James Smith, jr., of
New Jersey, placed Wood row Wilson in
the Ananias Club last night. In a re
ply to the recent statement of the Gov
ernor-elect, he said that Mr. Wilson had
askod him to agree to a compromise
candidate for United States Senator to
succeed Mr. Kean, and that Mr. Wilson
added: "It would be a disgrace to the
state to send James E. Martine to Wash
ington."
Mr. Smith asserts that no spokesman
of his was ever authorized to promise
Mr. Wilson that he (Smith) would not be
a candidate, and no one representing him
ever did. and he challenges the Gov
ernor-elect to name the man. or "by his
silence stand convicted before the public
of attempted trickery and deceit."
Mr. Smith's statement opens wider
tban ever the wounds which have result
ed from what is perhaps the most sensa
tional battle for a seat in the United
States Senate that has ever appeared on
the political stage in New Jersey. Mr.
Wils.m was "n his way to St. Louis
\% hen Mr. Smith's statement was given
to the press. He is not expected at
Princeton until Friday. He will speak
in Jersey City early in January, and it
was said at Princeton yesterday that if
Mr. Smith's reply required a rejoinder
he probably will make one in the course
of his address--.
Accuses Wilson of Malice.
"Dr. Wilsons statement is as I ex
pected it would be." said Mr. Smith. "It
appears over his signature, but the rea
soning is not familiar. The charges and
insinuations suggest a harassed mind.
Uninfluenced, Dr. Wilson would have
been above misrepresentations. 'He
would have considered it dishonorable
to treat unwarranted assumptions aa
facts, to make reflections that are ma
lujous." He continues:
But certain public -applause has proved
fatal to calm judgment. In the recent re
sult he reads a commission "to go teach
all nations "' In fancy he is occupying a.
i.lnnacle, I with an admiring public below
him. He has been swept to the heights
with such suddenness that his judgment
hast' not accompanied him. ■ He. has my.
sympathy 1 urged him to take ■ rest after
his hard campaign. I am sure it would
have - calmed his nerves and ripened his
His excited state has led him into many
excesses He stands it»r party organiza
tion but lie would disrupt his own party.
He writes earnestly' of' the constitution,
but he would head a movement to evade it.
ii. seeks to influence, the ueawatur*. and
his method carries to every member of that
body grossest insult.
Mr. Smith says there are three points
in the Governor-elect's letter which call
for a reply; that "the remainder of the
article may be treated as adornment."
He says:
• Mr Wilson asserts that i am pledged to
special interests. He ''was charged with
being Wall Street's candidate. I say that
neither statement i- true, and Dr. Wilson
should have been the last man to assert
th« contrary. My attitude on the tariff
may offend Dr. Wilson.. but I am sure It is
lunliuurd oil aecoaii :>«itr.
SAYS HYDE DOESN'T
KNOW HE IS WANTED
Friend Explains That He Is in
/ the Florida Everglades on
His New Houseboat.
CERTAIN HE WOULD TESTIFY
Counsel for Committee Wanted
Him as Last Witness, and
Thought He Could Be
Reached at Any Time.
Joseph Carroll, of the firm of horse
dealers, Has, Doerr & Carroll, at his
country home, in Teaneck. N. J.. declared
positively yesterday that City Chamber
lain Charles H. Hyde bad not been there
in several months. Furthermore. Mr.
Carroll | said, though he was careful to
qualify the statement with the assertion
that "he did not pretend to speak officially
for Mr. Hyde, the City Chamberlain was
in absolute ignorance of the fact that the
legislative investigating committee want
ed him as a witness. ■
"I believe that the counsel to that com
i mittee." said Mr. Carroll, "have seen anil
talked to if"*. Hyde since his name vtas
mentioned in the testimony, and tfcey
i gave.him no Intimation that they might
I want him later as a witness. If they
I haven't seen him or talked with him,
j they should have, because he was right
| there in the City Hall for week? after his.
name was mentioned, and they could
very easily have notified him that they
! would want him later. ' But they didn't,
and now the man has gone away legiti
j mately on a houseboat cruise that I
j happen to know he had been contemplat
, ins for at least six months."
Mr. Carroll said that Mr. Hyde had re
cently completed the building of a new
houseboat, which he had expected to
have ready for use last summer. The
building: of it was delayed, however, and
as it had just been completed Mr. Hyde ;
went to take his first cruise in it.
"If they had so much as sent hjm word
three months ago, when his name was
I mentioned, that they would want him to
testify later, he'd have waited for them,
even if he did want to go away for a
vacation," said Mr. Carroll.
On His New Houseboat.
So far as he knew. Mr. Hyde had left
no mail or telegraphic address, and he
thought that probably the City Chat:?
berlain. with his new houseboat, was
somewher* in the Florida Everglades
shooting. M. Linn Bruce, chief counsel
to the committee, was not in the city
yesterday, but Isidor Kresel. his assist
ant, declared that, so far as he knew,
Mr. Bruce had never talked to Mr. Hyde.
Mr. Kresel explained that the reason
the City Chamberlain had not been called
before was because it had been decided,
directly after the testimony of Robert H.
Elder. 1 implicating Hyde with others la
the subscription and collection of the
alleged $500,000 lobby fund of the racing
interests to defeat the Agnew-Hart anti
racetrack gambling bills, to pile up every
possible shred of evidence on the matter
that could be gleaned from other wit
nesses before calling Mr. Hyde.
"We planned to have Mr. Hyde as the
last witness on the racing investigation,"
said Mr. Kresel yesterday, "and if he re
turns to the city any time before Janu
ary- 15, when we are to report to the
Legislature/ we will still- have him, as
we planned, for the last witness."
No one connected with the committee,
however, has yet explained why Mr.
Hyde, was not informed that ho would be
wanted later. Judge Bruce, when Hyiie'3
name was first mentioned, replied to all
i inquirers as to when Hyde would be
I summoned :to the 'stand, that he could
get the City Chamberlain any time and
that, he' would be requested to appear
later on in th« inquiry. No subpoena
was ever issued for Mr. Hyde, because,
las Judge Bruce explained it, It wouldn't
be necessary to subpoena, a city official
who would undoubtedly come to the
stand on the simple request of the com
mittee. . t. : S.iv-i
T h e ,- lnittee will ISBJM its pgMfti
hearings to-morrow moiuu <. with th
ftre insurance end of the investigation
under consideration, and they expect to
finish the public hearings with this
veek'a sessions. If Mr. Hyde returns to
the city, however, at any time before
j amul ry 1"» the committee will be re
called to a BBjSCSaI nmMan hearing to hear
his testimony.
A HOLIDAY BY THE SEA.
Take Pennsylvania Railroad three-hour
trains from Pennsylvania Station, the only
service from the heart of [*•*• York to At
iantic City. • Special returning service Jan
uary t- A'ivt.
TAFT AND ROOSEVELT
IN HEAR!'/ ACCORD
Carry on Active C :
and Exchange C: ~'a! Christ
mas F* ! !' : ons. •>
EX-PRESIDENT GIVES ADVICE
Whatever the Lice -Up in 1912
Taft and Predecessor Expect- -
ed to Fight Democrats
Shoulder to Shoulder.
[From The Tr'bus* Bureau.]
'Washington, Dec. 20.— The facts that
President Taft and ex-President Roose
velt are carrying on an active "corre
spondence, that the President has solic
ited and received th*» advice and as
sistance of his predecessor on important
international affair. and that they "•■
changed Christmas felicitations of a cord
ial nature were learned with consider-.,;
able surprise by politicians in Washing
ton to-day, although these facts had
been known to those in the confidence
of the two statesmen for some time. Ts. •
a few insurgents who have hoped to
profit from a break between President .
Taft and ex-President Roosevelt the
news came as a disappointment, but by -
most of the progressive?, as well as by
many of the regular?, it was Avelcomed
as an augury of success in 101-.
Although those close to these two
statesmen have been aware si 'nail waa
going on for several v/eeks, they had
been informed under a i ! rise of confi
dence, and it is doubtful if the facti
would have become pu!>t : -- now bad ;it •
not been for a story printed here under
a New York date line this morning, which
asserted that William Loeb. jr.. was in
a decidedly embarrasing position be
cause he had been requested to take
charge of the interests of the President
in New York and. having consented, had
been obliged to break with Colonel ■
Roosevelt. It was asserted thai both I
President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt;
were seeking to control the New Tork j
delegation and that Mr. Loeb had been, j
obliged to take sides against his life- j
long friend and former chief. The pub- j
lication of this report led to a denial I
of the story, coupled with an explana- i
tion c" the pleasant relations which ex-
Ist between the President in 1 bis pxede* '
ccssor. '. j
Stories Had No Foundation. >
Of course, many of the stories of % «
break between Mr. Taft and Mr. Roose- ;
velt which found their way into the pub- j
lie prints during the campaign had no '
foundation. Then, when Colonel Roose- {
velt visited "Washington, during - Presi- '»
dent Taf t's absence in Panama, he took -
! occasion to ca'.f at the "White House and '
leave a pleasant message for Mr. Taft. a
courtesy which pleased the • -President
and led him to -write to his old fri<»n<i
and predecessor a letter which has been
followed by a lively correspondence
which has continued to the present day.
Moreover, during Colonel Roosevelt**
visit to Washington he learned that th*
President -was not responsible for certain
reports which had appeared in the pres3
with every appearance of having been
inspired at the White House, and that
certain of his informants on whom hs
had supposed he could depend for ac
i curacy had become so prejudiced that !
their statements were wholly misleading, j
Since then the former President has
learned that the assertions said to have
come from the White House to the effect
that President Taft was far from disap- j
pointed over the result of the election in ;
New York and throughout the country, j
that he regarded. the result as a repudla- :
tion of the former President and 9©
rather welcomed it. etc . were cither pur»
fabrications or emotions of irresponsible
persons fairly close to the Executive.;
President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt ■
had gone Into the fight for clean and ,
representative government in New York
together, and the former President I m
learned with gratification that *uch is
the view which the President has all
along entertained. It la indeed, a fact
that no suggestion by whomsoever made v
that the November elections constituted
a rebuke to Colonel Roosevelt has ever:
been received by the President with any-,
thing approaching approval.
Cabinet Member Called en Roosevelt.
The relations of the President and th»
former President have not been confined •
to correspondence, however. At least
one member of Mr Taffs Cabinet "has
called on Colonel Roosevelt to consult,
him about a matter of extreme impor
tance, and has found the former Presl-i
dent cordially ready to give to his sue-]
tessor the benefit of his experience and
advice, a fact which has greatly grati
tied Mr. Taft.
As for the assertion that Mr. Loeb haa
been obliged to choose between his for- i
mer chief and the head of this admin-!
istration. nothing could be further frssa
the fact- No small measure of credit may
be due to Mr. Loeb for the friendly re
lations which now exist between th».
two men. Probably more than any other*
man he enjoys the affection and confl-:
dence of both his former and his present,
chief, and therefore can exert a greater^
influence for good than any other. A*
an official of this administration. any
degree of loyalty to President Taft on
the part of William I*** would never
incur the criticism of colonel Roosevelt,
but there is no ground for the belief,
that loyalty to one not synonymous
with loyalty to the other. Such stories
have been largely the. product of th»
erroneous views of those who do not en-.
Joy Mr. Roosevelt's confidence, and who
have assumed that '!»• was a candidate
for the nomination in 1912.
It would perhaps be venturesome to
make predictions regarding the course
of events as far in the future as 1912,
but It would surprise no one In a posi
tion to form a reasonably accurate judr-:
ment to find Mr. Roosevelt supporting
Mr. Taft in the campaign of that year.'
Colonel Roosevelt can be counted on.tc*
do all in his power to promote tha sue*
cess of the Republican party, and whil»
he ha.<« never committed himself on th» (
subject, a just estimate of his political
sagacity must lead to the belief that ■■>*
will not !•■- in advocate of swapping
horses in the middle of the 3tream. Ther* ■

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