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jj ,-c been times, perhaps, when Colonel
Jlooswfelt- feared certain influences which
*UTTOunded the President. This does not
wean at all that he for a moment dis
trusted th«? progressive views of Mr.
ff»ft- They had been too long associated
|r- the last administration to permit of
teat But witxi the relations which now
■list fc*tw*en the two men there is every
f»a»on to believe that Mr. Roosevelt and
j£r. T^ft.-will reach common understand
ings en more important Questions, that
president Taft will peek and receive Mr.
ftooserelfs advice on many important
gpi«*tionK, and that whatever may L. the
Use-up in the campaign of 1912 It will'
find Theodore Roosevelt and William
Howard Taft bucking the Democratic
line ehoulder to shoulder.
G. G. H.
finally Drops Him Into Tree at
Foot of Precipice.
r«,. Telegraph to '?te Tribune!
Philadelphia. Dec 2*.— Lifted into the
air by a hug-- box kite and dropped over
* bluff in the top of a chestnut tree.
Vtere he lay partly unconscious and
rapidly freesinr. nine-year-old George
Hertwell, of No. 326 Minerve street, nar
rowly escaped death, to-day.
The boy carried the kite to a field near
'the Roxborou&h poorhouse, which fronts
Upon a steep precipice almost 150 feet in
-ificpth. He twisted the heavy cord about
jiis waist in order to stay its progress.
•The tug of th* kite lifted him from the
-ground and he rose higher and higher.
|SSt as he -was over the precipice the
rr-ro snapped and Hartwell dropped into
m chestnut tree at the bottom of the
1 iff. James Brog«n, a neighbor, heard
plartweirs weak cries, after he had lain
!thfre for hours. He is in a critical con
dition from exposure.
Girl, Kept from Sweetheart,
Drinks Cyanide.
Washington. Perm.. Dec 38. — Because
jlier parents refused to permit her to go
»to th^ home of a married sister, where
;rhc ras to meet her sweetheart. Anna
|p«\«,ar'J. eighteen years old. daughter of
« '*_ wealthy farmer of Hanlin Station.
'Committed suicide by drinking cyanide
j«f potassium to-day. The family had
• pone away to celebrate the holiday, lea.V
\iv.% the girl at home with a four-year-old
BMfSbe«r Where she obtained the poison
Sis not known.
1 Before killing herself the girl rote a
ionote to her parents giving the names of
j Those she v.-ished to be pallbearers and
'designating the psalms she wanted sung
Ism h«r funeral.
startling Evidence at Inquest
i Into English Crash Saturday.
: Kirkby-Steppen. England, Dec. 26 — An j
IfiOjpMSt into the v peck of the Scotch ex- ;
■MSB Saturday, near Hawes Junction, j
: vas hall to-day in a tiny inn near the j
uapaft whatu the train -was ditched and
('.burned. So s-ruesome was the inquest j
i"'_ 2* it had to be suspended for an hour'
• 1-- enable the relatives of the dead to re
ixjovex from their emotion. The solicitor
for the railroad company expressed the
t company's regret for the accident, but
Accepted full responsibility for it. He
' said it was due to th" momentary forget
tfulnecs of a signalman.
By the aid of scraps of charred cloth
.- *~r. buttons, keys. etc. eeven bodies of
[ victims have been identified, but the cvi
■ dene* adduced to-day indicated that
; twenty other persons are missing, and
| probably -were utterly consumed by the
fire •w-hicii broke out in the trreckage
gjflsi the train -^as derailed.
"■ ■ • .-
Governor Harmon Takes Cog
nisance of Vote Selling.
[By Ttlegrsph i* Th* imnb - ]
-, ... Union. Ohio. ? -. 2*.— Gov^rncr
JuSe^p Harmon rrom'sed tr»_«sgv a legls
letl«e investigation into th* situation in
Adams County, where M is charged that
f«*o- thirds of th? voters aswe sold their tal-
Icts to th« highest bidder? in all eiaoclsSM
for fifteen • ears A special committee v-ill
f25 here from Columbus soon after the
T«rasEercb!:r;£ of the T.-«?Eis!at'jr« t'-.-morrcf^ .
There ""'ii! be placed 1 before this commit
le e fjj« f.niing? cf the ?ran<l Jury, which
r?»? md!C e/ 3 mor«= than six hundred person?.
112 cf „ v .^.^, ha-s •• pl«=j>d*d guilty and have
r-<?«n sentenced to heavy fines, imprison
ment and disfranchisement for five : ears.
The gran 3 iury will reneiv it? activity to
morrow, no two thousand indictments in
a!? are expected.
i-,r ; the Adam? Count;.- case? are cleared
. r ,-., investigation •will he carried into
cth^r counties id irtilefc conditions are FaM
:a be sc ba'l as they ar*» h*>r*>. Among the
counties named are Fike. Clermont, Law-
T eT.«, Jackson. Gallia, Scioto. Highland
and Ero»"n
!t is o»ciare2 _■-,'. more graft mangy lias
fc««n paid om in th^se counties In th» last
rili«-*r> year? than in Adams County, rvher*
the amount is estimated at (300.000. In the
of her .-..■•.. paid for votes are
***id in b;ir«- b*"?n ratKh ?;igli«r than h^re.
rsp.gin? from «« to V- In A<lsmf County
th*> average -aas about CO a. vote.
HOTEL on a tin
of coffee now stands
for the acme of coffee
It's your protection against the
weak and flavorless coffees
which cost less to buy but twice
as much to use.
Hotel Astor
is backed by our 50 years of business
reputation which we would never risk
by giving you anything hut the best
berries from the* finest plantations.
Hotel Astor Coffee comes to you in
packages made entirely of tin. All
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It's fresh from our roaster to you.
That's why it has the delicate aromat
ic bouquet that has made it famous.
Buy your first can today — we promise
it won't be your last.
NVver'sold in bulk, al
way* in one and three
round sealed tins. bean.
(round, or pulverized.
fb cents per pound at
liny pood grocer's.
New York
The November Victories Have
Brought December Worries.
Victors Wholly Incapable of Ful
filling Promises and Satisfy
[From Th« Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Dec. 26. — Politically this j
ha* not been a merry Christmas for the
Democrats, strange as that may seem.
November's victories have brought De
cember's worries, and there Is grave ap
prehension that they, in turn, will be fol
lowed by January's follies. 11 is only
necessary to mention the Senate situation
in New York. New Jersey or "West Vir
ginia to produce a large sized shudder in
any Democrat with keen political sense,
and others', of course, do not count. A
long: period of irresponsibility has robbed
the Democracy of constructive ability and
attenuated its political sense, while the
succession of lean years has produced a
consuming hunger for spoils which threat- i
ens to prove the undoing of the results
achieved in the last elections The Dem
ocrats have so long been accustomed to
make promises with neither hope nor ex
pectation of having to make good that
now they have won they have done so by
promises they are wholly incapable of ful
filling, by raising expectations which they
are entirely unable to satisfy.
In New York, for instance, it has long
been a part of the Democratic stock in
trade to belabor the men sent by the Re
publican party of the Empire State to rep
resent it in the Senate, while the voters
have been led to believe that the Democ
racy, were it intrusted with the power,
would elect Senators who would far better |
represent the people's views and wishes. j
And now that tho voters have taken the j
Democracy at its word, it is confronted with
the prospect of seeing- chosen as successor j
to Senator Depew "William F. Sheehan or j
some statesman close to Charles F. Murphy .
and typical of the interests he represents.
It is already obvious, according to promi
nent Democrats in Washington, that who
ever Mr. Murphy may choose will be dis
trusted by a majority of the people and
hated by a large element, possibly a ma
jority of the members of his own party. .
Fighting Like Kilkenny Cats.
In New Jersey, according to the best news
sources in Washington, the Democrats are I
righting like the notorious Kilkenny cats,
with Governor-elect Wilson arrayed on the j
side of Martina and all the interests which 1
made Democratic victory in that state pos- |
sible lined up for James Smith, jr., whose j
record in connection with the sugar and :
other schedules in the Wilson-Gorman tariff '
bill is still recollected with abhorrence by !
other members of hie party It is hoped
by the Democrats in Washington who have
the interest of their party at heart that
Dr. Wilson will compass Smith's defeat,
but discussing the situation, with the assur
ance that they will not be quoted, they i
! frankly admit that Smith's defeat will go |
I far to rupture the party in that state and
| will probably mean Republican victory, in
1912. . . ;
In Ohio the spectacle presented by a
contest for the Senate between two men of i
insufficient calibre to do their party credit J
in the State Legislature is the occasion of
! infinite regret to the national leaders. They
{ believe that the Republican party will be j
relieved and strengthened by the retirement \
of Senator Dick, but they realize that the
Democracy cannot be- anything but weak
ened by the. election of either Edward Han
ley or Atlee Pomerene. both of whom are
regarded as not only men of decidedly lim
i ited capacity, but as possessing affiliations
1 which are certain to prove intensely repug- j
j nant to the voters of the state, regardless
j of party.
The situation in Ohio is almost dupli- j
[ cated in West Virginia. Democrats gen- I
erally believe that the Republicans will
be strengthened by the retirement from
the Senate of Xathan Bay Scott, a. politi
cian of the old school, who is regarded as
naming failed utterly to keep pace with
the progressive ideas of his party. But
the men who are foremost in the race for
the place made vacant by his retirement
are Clarence Watson. John T. JlcGraw and
William E. Chllton. to all of whom, are
peculiarly applicable the criticisms which
I the Democrats have made of Senator
Would "Germanize" Tariff.
Taking advantage of the general dieea-t
isfaction with th* high cost of living and
the. belief that the Payne tariff bill was
in some unexplained way responsible i
therefor, the Democrats have lei thecoun
try to expect a: radically different measure
at their hands, and now they are prepar
ing to make good Their promises by elect
ing to the Senate men who would as sure
ly '"Germanize" any tariff measure passed
the House, if they got the chance, as did
Arthur Tub Gorman and his phalanx of
stalwarts, who made the Wilson bill "a
j measure of perfidy and dishonor." In the
fact that the Senate of the next Congress
will be Republican and that, therefore, it
I is unlikely that the "Democratic members
! of the upper house will be compelled to
make an actual showdown, the Democrats
are seeking to find some comfort, but even
that does not afford the assurance it would
have a few years ago, for they realize that
the voters of to-day observe the action of
political parties with far greater intelli
gence than formerly, and that they are
likely to visit their wrath on a party
which F«nds to the Senate men who by
character and affiliations ar« hostile to all
that the people warn. And in all these
etatea the prospect of that favorite Dem
ocratic pastime, knifing in the back by the
defeated factions, if« all too clearly fore
Meanwhile the Tariff Board, created by a
Republican Congress and acting with th«
utmost encouragement from a Republican
President, is working- assiduously. A Re
publican leader. Mr. I_»ongwortri. of Ohio,
■ drafting a bill making the Tariff Board
a permanent commission, and both Presi
dent Tail a.nd his party are committed to
j a system of revision, schedule by schedule,
which, it is obvious, will obviate log-roll
{ ing, and, by subjecting the tariff schedules
i one at a time to public scrutiny, will go far
to insure an accurate readjustment of the
duties to the needs of American industries'
a? well a* to create a public opinion whi«-li
will compel those benefited by t he tariff j
to transfer to their employe? in the form ,
of wages s'l^li share of the increased prices \
insured by the tariff as Is the purpose of 1
Congress and of the people in supporting ;
the protective policy.
In the phraseology of. tha season, Santa!
Claus has put into the Democratic stock
ings far more candy and sweet Etuff than
is good for their owners, and already they
are suffering from the effect?, while the
more intelligent sadly realize that "the
worst is yet to come." G. G. H.
Confesses Bobbery of Troy Cafe-
Wanted in Jersey City.
Troy, K. T . Dec. 26.— The police of this
city to-night captured George Da 11, a
noted second story man and cracksman,
who is charged with having entered ■ cafe
in this city and stealing a sum of money.
He confessed bis guilt and admitted his
L'ali 1? wanted in Jereey City for Blip
liar < rimes, and le known to the police all
ovir th* United Slates.
Continued from first pa**>.
in accord with the best judgment of. our
people. I would revise the tariff downward,
but I would consider our vast industrial
Interests and the welfare of our wage earn
Smith Demands Proof.
Mr. Smith . replies to that part of the
Governor-elect's letter referring to the.
assurance that the former would not be
a candidate for Senator in the following
Dr. "Wilson says that he was assured by
my spokesman before his nomination that
I 'would not be a candidate for the Sena
torial office. 1 never made such statement.
No one was ever authorized by me to make
such statement and no one representm*me
made such statement to Dr. Wilson. Fur
t) ermore. here is a challenge which I sub
mit for his acceptance: L«t him name tne
man or men coming from me who so in
formed him. Let there be no hiding behind
the s=eal o» confidence. If be were my
spokesman T remove the sea. Let Dr.
AYilson ppeak Got or by his silence stand
convicted before the public of attempted
trickery an-I deceit.
"Xo agreement was made by me." Mr.
Smith asserts, "nor by any one on my
behalf, with the leader of the Hudson
county organization that the votes of
that county -would be cast for me as
Senator. The recognized leader of that
county has recently issued a public
statement. In it he gave his reasons for
supporting my candidacy. He promised
for himself, not for the legislative mem
bers. His reasons -were loyalty to his
party and to a friend. In the heat of a
campaign excuse could be found for Mr.
Wilson's frail charge, but no warrant
can be found for it now except the pleas
ure some find in wanton assault He
seems determined to destroy all wlffl
have prominently aided him."
He then goes on to say:
I am grateful to Dr. TVilson for his
statement that I have "been a candidate
from the first " This ha? been repeatedly
chstrsed. My candidacy was made a promi
nent/issue by the opposing party. Knowing
this, as he now to effect admits, why did
Pr Wilson remain s>lent during the cam
paign? H« is now posing as one who is
impelled to his present course by con
science. Where was his conscience during
the campaign? If he is fincere now he was
fearful then. His conversion is so sudden
as to excite suspicion with regard to his
Mr. Smith declares that the Governor
elect's references to his supposed belief
that the state organization would be in
control of the Legislature, that offices
would be distributed as he would sug
gest and his alleged offer to assist legis
lators to committee membership are un
true. He offers no proof, for there is
none. Mr.. Smith says.
Challenges Wilson's Veracity,
Shortly after election Mr Smith called
on Mr. Wilson at Princeton. According
to the Governor-elect's letter, Mr. Smith
said it was true that he had not intended
to be a candidate for Senator, but he
had changed his mind and intended to
enter the .race. Mr. Smith's version of
that visit is as follows:
He has removed the seal of confidence
from a private conversation. He has opened
the door part way. Let it now be
opened wide, that the public may have a
full vie-* of what transpired. I called upon
Dr. "Wilson shortly after election. The
Senatorial matter was discussed. I told
him that I had not yet reached a decision
as to my candidacy. Professing a high re
gard for me. Dr. Wilson said that my can
idacy would meet with some opposition
from the people; that in his judgment they
wanted a man who had not previously ap
peared In the political arena — some untried
man. Stating that the recent primary was
a farce. and that "it would be a disgrace"
to the state to send James E. Marline to
the Senate, he asked me to sit down with
him and agree upon a candidate who
■would be acceptable to him and to me.
How it will sear the doctor's soul to have
his real view as to the primary, and as to
the man he now lauds for Senatorial, hon
ors, brought home to him with such pain
ful accuracy! He will try to disavow it,
but it Is true, and in his heart he knows
it to be true.
Dr. "Wilson's position, according to
Mr. Smith, is this: He is unalterably
committed to Mr. Martin? The state's
interest?, our business necessities, the
•welfare of our wage-earners, the sacred
ness of our constitution — ail must be
sacrificed that the feeble primary -vote
maty be held to be the people's voice.
He says it la the duty of the legislators
who would keep faith with the law of the
state and the avowed principles of their
party to vote for Mr. Martin". Mr.
Smith add?:
Upon what ground does he base his
sweeping assertion that any member of
the Legislature who fails to vote for Mr
Martlne will "hazard shame and other dis
credit"? Every candidate had an oppor
tunity to register a promise to vote for Mr.
Martin?. The great number of those who
deliberately refused to vote for Mr. Mar
tine and withheld for themselves complete
freedom in the choice of a Senator received
the voters' support and now constitute the
Democratic majority on joint ballot.
Appeals for Fair- Play.
How can any fair minded man truthfully
or honorably impute "shame and utter dis
credit to a member elected under such cir
cumstances? By what conceivable logic or
morals can such scornful threatening of
the Legislature' be justified? Is it right?
Is it fair? Is it honorable? I take the
position that it is an affront that should be
prevented, and I submit my position to the
rnteHipencp. honest Judgment and sens© of
fair play of the American people.
"The issue here is not leadership." Mr.
Smith Pays in closing. "It is not the
political supremacy of one man It is
an issue which should, rally to its sup
pert every man who has the interest of
his party at heart, and every citizen who
would safeguard our country's govern
ment. The real issue is that the s-icred
nrss of our federal Constitution may be
upheld. • The duty of the legislators an
to the choice of a Senator is there de
fined. Until amended by the people It
must be respected."
Texas Cotton Broker Planned Monu
ment to Faithful Servants.
CiaUi--!"ii. DaC "C — Arthur J Baum, a
prominent .Southern cotton broker, WttO
■Cartad a movement a few months ago lor
a. spaavunMttl t«j tßi "Black Mammy," com
mitted suicide at a hotel here to-day. He
had lived in GaiveMon for about seven
years, and x«. as widely known in cotton cir
cles. He leaves a wife and one daughter.
Deposed Leader Denies Aim To
Be Christian Science Head.
Digest of Mrs. Eddy's Writings
Prepared in Fight Against
Board of Directors.
Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson, the deposed
leader of the First Christian Science Church
of this city, issued a statement yesterday
disclaiming any intention to lead or par
take in any rebellion against the Boston
board of directors.
As reported in The Tribune yesterday,
she has consistently refused to renew her
contest with the directors, but she Is known
to have prophesied the ultimate downfall
of the board which has succeeded Mrs.
Eddy as the supreme power of the- Church.
Her friends prepared yesterday a digest
of quotations from Mrs. Eddy's works, all
of which harped on the sentiment that Mrs.
Eddy herself wished to have the material
organization of her church, in a measure,
discontinued after her death.
From Mr?. Eddy's "Miscellaneous Writ
ings," this quotation •was culled: "But the
time cometh when the religious element, or
Church of Christ, shall exist alone In the
affection::, and need no organization to ex
press it."
Mrs. Stetson's friends argu© from this
and other similar quotations, that Mrs.
Eddy intentionally left her board of di
rectors without power to perpetuate itself
because she believed the material organiza
tion of the church should be gradually
eliminated. In her statement Mrs. Stetson
says :
None of mv "students and close friends 1
ever heard me say that 1 "aim at leader- 1
ship in the Christian Science organization. :
because 1 have never said it. nor do J.
aspire to any such position; neither have I
said that I am "further advanced in divine
metaphysics than any other." I aim only
to be a worthy representative and practical
demonstrator of the teachings of Christian
Science as discovered and founded by pur
revered leader. Mary Baker Eddy; to fol
low Christ as she enjoins, to love God
supremely and my nelgnt>or as myself.
I know of no efforts being made to re
organize the Christian Science Church, and
the first intimation I have had of this state
ment comes through the news columns. ,
I cannot be responsible for ■ the words,
opinions and desires of the many in this
city and elsewhere who have become my
would-be defenders and avowed friends,
but I solemnly" protest against the affirma
tion that I am engaging in any effort to
interfere with the Christian Science organi
zation or with the directors of the Mother
Church. I stand for loyal allegiance to my
forever leader-Mary Baker Eddy— strict
adherence to her teachings as found _in
"Science and Health" and her other writ
ings. including the "Mother Church Man
ual I stand for unfaltering faith in my
God given ability to interpret and demon
strate, step by step, in the line- of spiritual
unfoldment, the truth of Christian Sci
ence. This is my inalienable right, which
God grants and defends.
I am sure you will appreciate my posi
tion "in this hour of religious controversy
and" will manfully stand for truth and jus
tice. It must be evident to the twentieth
century thinker that this is the dawn of
a new era, where the Christ mind is be
coming the standard of man.
In regard to spiritual ascendancy and
supremacy, Ist me quote from an article
by Mrs. Eddy entitled "The Way of Wis
dom." published in "The Christian Science
Sentinel" of January 16. 1909. before I had
resigned from my church and was 2. mem
ber of its board of trustees: - - ■ -_
"When my dear brethren in New Tore
desire to build higher— enlarge their
phylacteries and demonstrate Christian
Science to a higher extent— must be
gin on a wholly spiritual foundation, than
which there is no other, and proportion
ably estimate their success and glory of
achievement only as they build upon the
rock of Christ, the spiritual foundation.
This will open the way, widely and impar
tially, to their never ending success— to
salvation and eternal Christian Science.
"Spirit Is infinite: therefore spirit is all.
■There is no matter* is not only the axiom
!of true Christian Science, but it is the
only baris unon which this science can be
demonstrated.". .
I shall continue to follow In this DM of
I light. il^i- .
Guests of William M. File??. Jr.,
No Turkey Conservators.
More than two hundred newsboys and
their friends enjoyed a Christmas dinner
last night at the Newsboys 1 Lodging- House,
the popular name of the Brace Memorial
House, No. 14 New Chambers street. All
were the guests of William M. Fliess, jr.,
who continued th* practice of his father,
begun forty years ago, of acting as host to
the "newsies" on this day of the year.
Twenty tables, each .weighted with a
dWen double portions of turkey and cran
berry sauce, celery, plum pudding, nuts and
cake, confronted the small army of ex
pectant and hungry boys that marched into
the large auditorium at 7 o'clock last night.
Superintendent J. Morris Fisher had lim
ited the diners to boys registered on Christ
mas Day in the house and the friends they
might wish to invite, so last night's event
approached the dignity of a social occasion
in the world of the young diners.
An entertainment followed tli° dinner.
William A. Craven sans several songs,
Frederick Hanson gave a monologue and
the newsboys' quartet rendered selections,
including a Christmas carol. Superintendent
Fisher, who presided, presented Mr. Fleiss.
and when the latter ended his few words
of greeting with wishes for a happy new
year it was reciprocated .by the diners with
a vigor that made it heard from cellar to
Jealous Man Had Shot Girl He Hadn't
Seen in Two Years.
Lancaster, Ohio, Dec. 2C— Jealous of a
girl whom he had not seen for two years,
O?car Bmler, of Cleveland, to-day shot and
probably fatally wounded Miss Emma
Deeds, and committed suicide when he. was
surrounded by the police.
Emler quarrelled with another man over
Miss Deeds two years ago Bad was
severely cut. He left Lancaster after re
covering from his wounds and went to
Cleveland, where ho had been employed In
a chain factory. 1 1 #- returned to Lancaster
on Saturday to spend Christmas,. and this
afternoon went to see Miss Deeds, His
Jealousy aroused "by her reception of him,
Emler drew a revolver and shot the girl
four times.
rootloued from llr§t pa»^-
tacular performances apparently with as
much ease as on the calmest day.
Telegraph certifications of the baro
gTaph reading of Koxsey'a record riight
were sent to Clifford B. Harmon and J.
K. Duff?-, the president and secretary of
the National Federation of Aero Clubs
of America.
Latham Couldn't Come Down.
"While the wreck of his Antoinette
monoplane was carried back to the
hangar to-night, Latham talked of his
fall, which might have caused his death.
"When the gale started it held my
machine almost motionless on every
westerly reach. Then I decided to come
down, and found I could not. There vras
nothing for me to do but fly about until
a lull would permit me to descend. After
I had w-aited for the lull more than tiro
hours my motor failed to act properly.
Then a gust struck me and I lost control..
The monoplane dashed down under the
hill and struck i fence. I tumbled cut
but was not hurt."
Samuel Perkins gave an exhibition to
day with a man-carrying- kite. He sus
pended a stool on the cable of the kite.
and drawing himself up with a tackle
observed the aeroplane manoeuvres from,
a height of about 250 feet for two and
a half hours.
Arch Hoxsey. with his ill fated team -mate
and rival, Ralph Johnstone, won fame as
employes of th* Wright brothers at the
Belmont Park aeronautical tournament this
last season. Their spirited contests of skill
and endurance were the feature of the
One of their most picturesque perform
ances was the attempt to* break the height
record after dark. Hoxsey on that occa
sion reached 6.183 feet, while Johnstone
made only 5,763. Later in the week, how
ever, Johnstone broke the world's record,
gcing up 9,714 feet.
Another startling exhibition of the pair
at this meet was their unprecedented back
ward flight when they turned their ma
chines into a gale and were driven back
ward down the island many miles before
they would give up.
On November 12. while riving with Hox
ccy at Denver, Johnstone was killed by a
fall. His old friend continued the rivalry,
however. , after the other's death, and has
at last exceeded his high mark.
Hoxsey nearly lost his own life at Balti
more on November 9, when be fell a mile
in the baby "Wright machine in which John
stone had mads his record. He escaped,
however, with only a few minor bruises.
It was Hoxsey who enjoyed the unique
distinction of giving Colonel Roosevelt a
ride in an aeroplane at St. Louis on Octo
ber 11 of this year. He was born on the
same day as the colonel, but only about
half as many year? ago.
No More Channel Flights for De
Forest Prize Likely.
Lor.den, Dec 26.— Acting on the in
structions of hi? medical adviser, Claud*
Grahame-White. v. .> had & narrow escape
from serious injury a. week ago and whose
aeroplane was burned on Sunday, has de
cided to forego further attempts at flight?
across the English Channel for distance in
competing for the. Baron da Forest prise
Of $20,000.
Because it would Interfere with the
Christmas holidays of the men, the Ad
mtralty has refused Baron de Forest's re
quest to have, torpedo boats accompany
aviators in their "cross-channel flights for
his prize. Only five days more for the. com
petition remain, and two competitors are
still in the field— Robert Loraine, the actor,
and Captain F. S Cody.
It is likely, however, that young S^p
witfc, who in a flight from Sheppy crossed
the Channel and covered more than Hi
miles, landing in Belgium, w|H prove the
winner. Tt is eeaeidered not unlikely that
Grahame-White's withdrawal from the
•:ontest was in part due to the refusal of
the Admiralty to l e nd its aid to the avis
There i? still no news »f Cecil Grace,
nephew of the late Mayor W. R. Grace of
New York, who was lost last week in a
return flight across the Channel from
Fails to Approve of Andrew Carnegie
and John D. Rockefeller.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Milwaukee. Dec. 26. — Congressman-elect
Victor L. Berger. Milwaukee's Socialist
leader, is not greatly impressed by the
recent gifts of Andrew Carnegie to the
cause of peace and of John D. Rockefeller
to the University of Chicago. He says
that if they want to die poor they must
give more than a mere fraction of their
annual income to their pet. philanthropies.
His remarks 'on the Carnegie gift are
chiefly barbed with references to th*
Homestead riets.
"When the" battle of Monongahels was
fought," says Berger. "two or three words
from Carnegie would have settled the
strike, but at that time - there was no
peace on earth so far as Carnegie was
"The University of Chicago is expected
to furnish the spiritual and intellectual
defenders >•>( ultra-capitalism and mod
ern feudalism," is the comment on the
Rockefeller Rift.
Man and Woman Break Through Thin
Ice on Charles River Easin.
Boston. Dec. 2C.-Skating out tha close
of the Christmas holiday on the Charles
River basin. Karle B. Peterson, aged twen
ty-ono years, and Miss Lilla Paul, aged
twenty years, broke through thin i<:e to
night ami were drowned. The bodies ware
Mr. Peterson was assistant secretary of
religious work- at the Young Men's Chris
tian Association in Boston. He cam© to
Boston from Oshkosh, Wir. Miss Paul was
studying to become a nurse it the Dea
conness Hospital. .
Legislators Uncertain as to Who
Shall Be the Leaders.
Depew May Be Complimented by
Caucus Because of Past
Republican members of the Incoming
Legislature .have their, problems to face
as well as the Democratic members, al
though the troubles that ■will beset " th*
Democrats in -selecting a United States
Senator, a President pro temper* of the
Senate and in - otherwise organizing the
Legislature have attracted most attention.
The Republicans, are ' nat unmindful,
however, that they must decide who shall
be the minority candidate for tine United
States" Senate and who shall be the minor
ity leader of the State Senate and the
Assembly. The Progressives ; feel that
much depends on their attitude in ' these
matters, as it will, In a measure, show
for what th« new leadership in th« Re
publican party stands and will have some
bearing upon the next election-
While there is not likely to be anything
approaching even an unofficial caucus of
th» Republican members of the Senate
and Assembly on' these subjects before the
Legislature meets, the- ttmm York City
members have already talked over th»
question informally.
There was a meeting of the Republican
members of the Incoming Assembly from
New York County some days ago. when
the question of a caucus candidate for the-
United state* Senate and the eerection of
a minority leader wore discussed- There
are to be eeven members of the Republican
delegation from this county In the Assem
bly this ■ year. All except Assemblyman
elect A. Goodman of the 2"sth District
were present.
Reports of the meeting agreed that there
was a full and frank expression of opinion.
Some of those present contended tnat as,
in their opinion, Senator Depew would
probably not have been the caucus canal
date for the United States Senate in case
the Republicans had won the Legislature,
It would I)© a betrayal of th© Progressive
principles to vote for him as a minority
candidate. Those who argued that way
said that as Congressman Herbert Parsons
was the man who would have been sup
ported for the Senate by New York County
in case the Legislature had been Republi
can, he should be made the minority can
didate-. Other 3 were in favor of bestow
ing on Otto T. Bannard the compliment of
being the minority candidate on account
of his able services to the- organization in
this county for many years.
Senator Depew's Service*.
On the other hand, it was argued that
Senator Depew's services to the party had
extended over a. much longer time, and it
would engender unnecessary bitterness not
to recognize those services by giving him a
complimentary vote for re-election to his
present place. These arguments were said
to nave had considerable effect, but no
definite decision was reached.
The question as to whom the Republican
Assemblymen from New York County
should support for minority leader was
also left in the same uncertain state. It
was strongly urged that Assemblyman Ed
win A. Merritt. jr. the logical candidate
for minority leader because of his long
service as majority leader, was too much
allied with the "Old Guard* wing- of the
party faithfully to represent the Progres
sive leadership now in control of the stats
But when it came to suggesting anothar
man for the plac*. all agreed that it was
a difficult problem. There was some men
tion of Assemblyman Jesse S. Phillips, of
AUegany, on the ground that, although he
had been allied with the old regime, he had
shown at times a disposition to fee more in
dependent. Th© genera! impression seemed
to be that Assemblyman Mernu had the.
call for the place
Senator Josiah T. Newcomb, who will be
lone representative of th 9 Republican or
ganization of this county in the Senate the
coming year, -when asked yesterday what
position he would take on the United States
Senatorship and the minority leader of the
State Senate, smiled as he replied: "The
Republican Senate delegation from this
county is holding daily caucuses on these
matters, but so far we are not ready to
announce our determination."
It was understood that Senator Newcornb.
although a leader in the Progressive move-
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Prepare for
The New Year
by ordering a supply of good . 4
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ment, did not strongly incline to the Me*
that Senator Depew be deprived of what,
ever honor could come to him as the mi
nority candidate for re-election.
Minority Leadership.
The question of minority leader cf •-,
Senate presents a complex problem. -■*„,
is every prospect of a split between those
who voted for the election of Senator ■ ocb
for President pro tern, to succeed Jotham" p.
Al!d». Senator Truman J. Bracken is an
active candidate for the minority l*%£er
ship, and is said to fcave already secured
the support of a number of the old foilo-*.
ers of Senator Cobb. as well as some c*
those who voted for Senator Hinraan.
Those- who would 'ike to see Senator
Hinman In the minority leadership said at
was not Inclined to seek th* pl*c» on ac
count of hl3 growing law practice. He haj
a considerable reputation as a trial lawyer !
upstate and appears in cases in many of
the upstate counties.
What the. Progressives want 13 : -- --•./
a strong man as leader but also one who
can afford to devote his undivided attention
to the work. "With the opponents of Senator
ferae divided it would seem that he a
considerably in the lead at present.
As for the Democratic situation --.a si*nt
of serious trouble not only over trie selec
tion of a United States Senator but aUo
over the candidacy of Senator Grady for
th© presidency pro tern, of the Senate -.r
crease daily. The prospect o. a aertout
tplit in the ranks of tbe Democrats In th»
Legislature makes the value of strong
leadership among the Republicans all th»
more apparent. .
Three Murders Result from
Christmas Spree. ;
Greensburg. Perm.. Dec. »-"■••» strike
ridden coal fields of Westmoreland County
are in the threes of rioting the result -'.
large quantities of liquor that nave >een
shipped into the various mining canpa. Th»
third murder in twenty-four hours was re
ported to the Coroner to-day in the t£i*.i
of Tony Carcino, a striker.
Carcino was living In a strikers* camp,
and was shot to death last night -when'
there was an assault upon, the cam?. »:-.
seventy-five shots were fired, and Carcino
was found later with three bullet holes in
his back.
There have been repeated d-mveda for
the state police all day from varies
parts of the coal fields in thi3 section.
Twelve were sent to Bradenville. six to
Madison, two to Ciartdge, two to Adani?
burg and four to Somerset. Tae authorities
fear that there will be a general outbreak
all over the coal fields, because of the
liquor the men have obtained.
Attorney General Appoint His First
and Second Assistants.
Albany. Dec 2 S.— Thomas Carmcdy. At
torney General-elect, who was said to be
threatened with pneumonia at his hc-:a in
Perm Van. came to Albany to-day: and,
after a conference with Governor-elect Dis.
announced two appointments. Joseph A.
Kellogg, of Glens Falls, as first deputy,
and Henry Selden Bacon, cf Rochester,
as second deputy. The positions pay »"
annual salary of .$5,000 each. Mr Car
roody will announce ether appointments *i
Mr. Kellogg served as a' deputy under
Simon "W. Rosindale. former Attorney Gen
eral, and was considered by Governor-d^t
Dix for appointment -is legal adviser.
Mr. Bacon is a son of the lat- Theodora
Bacon, who was one of the best known
lawyers in Western New York.
Glens Falls. N. V, Dec. 26 — Joseph A.
Kelloss. of this city, has accented from Mr.
Carmody, Attorney General-elect, the ap
pointment of First Assistant Deputy At
torney General- Sir. Kellogs was defeat*-!
for the office of County Judge and surro
gate at the recent election. :i

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