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Bobin was indicted on the strength of
their testimony and a mass of docu
mentary evidence presented by the Dis
The evidence presented against Robin
had to do with an alleged fraud in a
-, .-• SSO.OOO or $90,000 from th«
V.-ashlngton bank In April which was
f - i:r pc.?f(i to be secured by a mortgage of
5350.00) .■ the old Morris Park prop
erty, owned, by the Fidelity Development
Company, one of Robin's concerns. As
a ♦••- of fact, according to Morris's
testimony, the §350.000 mortgage was
High Finance Literature.
The sworn testimony of Morris before
Examiner Hughes and Assistant District
Attorney Clark, which is substantially
the same as that which he gave before
'the grand jury, is a very interesting con
tribution to the literature of high finance
as interesting, "perhaps, a? anything
in that line since the Morse banking
scandals. Examiner Hughes save It out
Morris testified frankly, and did not In
Err- way attempt to shield himself from
culpability In the transactions which he
carried out according to Robin's instruc
Morris testified that he had been ■ ;
confidential employe of Robin for seven
years, and was closely associated with
him in Host of his financial transactions.
About the middle of April, according
to Morris, hi? chief wanted money, and
it had to be forthcoming at once. In j
order to get the desired funds two certifi
cates of deposit were drawn up which ;
purported to represent interest in a
mortgage of $350,000 on the Morris Park
property. This mortgage, according to
the witness, was supposed to have been
made to the Title and Guarantee Com- i
pany, of Rochester, another Robin in- ;
In carrying out the plan two certifi
cates, one for SGO.OOO and another for
S3G.G(X>. --_ re made by direction of !
Robin, according: to the testimony of his j
confidential man, and these participation j
certificates were signed by "William V. j
Lonax and Anthony Stumpf. secretary \
.*nd vice-president, respectively, of the :
Title and Guarantee Company, of Roch- ;
p**W. Morris said that he attached the
e «.pi of the company to these certificates ,
i:pon instruction from Robin
Says Robin Got $90,000.
When these certificates were completed i
".lorris said that he gave them to "Robin
end that Robin took them to the "Wash
ington Savings Bank and received from j
ttst Institution several checks aggregat- )
ing IMAM At Che time this money •
•wrs being raised on a supposed mort- ;
gage of 5350.000 on the Morris Park
.property there was no such, mortgage in
lexistence. according to the testimony of j
ihe witness. None of the officers or di- j
rectors of the Fidelity Development j
Company, it was said, had consented to
or had any idea of such a matter.
• The checks of the "Washington Pavings !
Bank were drawn to the order of "LyTnan
A. Cheney, secretary of the bank, and
Indorsed over to the Title and Guarantee
Company, of Rochester. At least $50,000
cf it wss disposed of in this way.
In the case of two checks for .$35,000 i
end $40,CK>0. included In the first funds :
fecured from tin savings bask, they
were indorsed for deposit to the credit
of the Title & Guarantee Company in
thf IPHI kern Bank, at' the Riverside
branch. It was shown also by the testi
mony cf the witness . that in this
transaction, like several others later, the
P"*ck s-tub bock of the-Tft!e £- Guarantee
.; mv originally showed the entry
these checks as from the "Washington
Savings Bank, but Robin ordered Morris
to erase the name of the savings bank
and substitute the name of the Bankers
Realty &. Security Company In its
place. J : ■
Needs More Money Again.'
On August 17 Robin wanted more
money lor his ventures, and according
to Mr Morris he got it without any
trouble from the "Washington Savings
Bank. In this instance he got the
meney more easily than before, Cor he
did not even go to the trouble of giving:
the bank a certificate of interest in the
alleged bogus mortgage, although he
■went through the form of making out
cne of these certificates.
About August 17 Robin secured $27,
000 rcorefroni the Washington Savings
Bank on the promise that he would pro
vide a F-T-ilar participation certificate in
the Iviorris park mortgage, the witness
testified This certificate was drawn, but
sever executed and delivered. Morris
caid. On the following. day Sobfa got
530,000 -from the Washington bank
•under similar circumstances, according
to Morris, except that in this case he did
tot take *iven the trouble of drawing a
In each case the checks were made
payable to the Title ard Guarantee Com
pany, and appeared on the letter's books
es .deposited in the Northern Bank as
coming from the TVashineton Savings
Bank, but the Title company's books
■were changed later in <=ach instance to
make it appear that the checks really
came from the Bankers* Realty and
•Beeurity Company, Morris testified.
Examiner Hughes asked 7»lorris this
"Then, as the matter now stands, Mr.
■Ttobln ha*= told to t!w "Washington Sav
ings Bank worthless certificates of par
ticipation to the extent of §90.000 and
has received SSO.OOO in checks from
Item, and in addition has received $57.
■ ©00 from the tank for which he has
"Yes.** Morris answered.
Practically Robin Incorporated.
Referring to the- status of the Bankers*
Jtealty and Security Company, Mr.
'"That is. the Bankers' Realty and Se
curity Company, for all practical pur
poses, is Joseph G. Robin, incorporated.
Is It net?"
••Yes, it 13 a vehicle through which lie
did a great ••■I of his business." Mr.
The witness said that Robin was the
enly stockholder in the Banker.** Realty
Company, unless the preEident. James 1.
"Wood, owned some fifteen shares, and
to« other officers and directors owned
the require! share or co necessary for
them to qualify for their places. Thomas
IF. Murphy. Assistant Postmaster, is
A'ice-prctjdfcnt of this company, and his
;r.ame appears signed «-■■ a number of the
•checks, together with the name of Mor
tlb, which circulated around Robin's
■chain of manipulation in his dealings
•with the Washington Bank.
Morris said emphatically that Mr. Mur
phy was in no way wrongfully implicated
hi Robin's transactions, as Mr. Murphy
knew nothing about Robin's methods in
manipulating tie checks and signed them
in good faith in the regular order of
■business as vice-president of the com
v. f.r n fc-rr ai \\s horre last nigr.t Mr.
1 about the altered Irregularity In Robin's
transactions. He eaid that J. T. Wood.
the president of the company, was away
a good deal of the time, and on such
occasions it had become his duty to sign
checks, which he had done in- a per
functory way as a matter of business
Morris trap secretary of the Bankers'
Realty and Security Oompany. and lay
man A. Cheney, secretary of the Wash
ingtr.n Bank, was treasurer. The other
director is William L,. rower, cashier
of the Northern Bank of New York.
Testifies About "Kiting" of Checks.'
Morris's testimony also disclosed the
remarkable manner of "kiting" checks
between the Northern Bank and its va
rious branches, which the witness said
Robin employed. Some of the checks, it
was said, were for very large amounts.
In view of the fact that Robin was ad
judged a paranoiac by the four alienists
who examined him recently, and was
committed to Dr. Macdonald's sana
torium by Justice Amend, of the Su
preme Court, on the application of
Robin's sister last Monday night, It ie
expected that the question of his sanity
will play an .important part in the de
fence. Should the question be raised.
Judge Cram has the authority to ap
point a commission of thrt-2 to adduce
evidence on that point and report to him.
The appointment of .such a commission
would be made, however, only upon ap
plication of Robin's counsel. Its prov
ince would be to determine whether or
not the defendant be mentally able to
consult with counsel.
The report cf such a commission would
be final, and if it adjudged the defendant
sane, the commitment of Justice Amend,
it was said, would be superceded, and
Robin would have to stand trial.
•"No- immunity has been promised to
any one examined by this office," Dis
trict Attorney Whitman said last night.
'and there Is every reason to believe
that several of the men associated with
Robin as officers of some of the institu
tions which he is alleged to have used
in his financial dealings will be called
upon to plead to charges of larceny."
Considerable excitement prevailed in
the neighborhood of the "Washington
Savings Bank yesterday when it closed
its doors. Depositors gathered _in front
of the bank in small crowds all day and
demanded their money. Superintendent
Cheney of the Banking Department said
he had taken charge of the bank merely
as a precautionary measure because of
its connection with th* Northern Bank,
pending a more thorough examination of
Paid 4 Per Cent Last Year.
The statement of the State Banking-
Department for July 1. 1910. showed
that the Washington Savings Bank on
that date had total resources of $1,428.
35791, and that the amount due to de
positors was $ 1.410.205 65, * while the
other liabilities amounted to $125 93.
There were 7.130 open accounts with the
bank on that date. Dividends were
paid at the rate of 4 per cent for the
year ending June 30.
The bank was a considerable investor
in town and school district bonds in this
Elate, but its largest single holding was
in first mortgage railroad bonds, which
it held to a par value of $227,600, and
an investment value of $223.606 95 in
January. 1910. It had also $122,000 in
vested in the bonds of the State of Ten
nessee, and $5,000 each in the bonds of
North Carolina and Arizona.
It. was learned yesterday that the amount
of the bond given, by the National Surety
Company to guarantee the city money in
thft Northern Bank was $50,000 less than the
amount of city funds on deposit when the
bank suspended payment on Tuesday.
The bond was '_ for SISO.CCO, while the
amount on deposit at the time was a trifle
more than 5200.000. Thi? was due to the
fact that the taxes being collected by
the Bronx bureau of the Department of
Tax Collections had been coming in rapidly
and had accumulated In the Northern
Acting City Chamberlain "Walsh, in the
absence of City Chamberlain Hyde* finding
on Friday that the amount on deposit in
the Northern Bank on the night before was
S.SQ.OOO, drew out $40,000 and placed it in
cue of the other city depositories, leaving
$140,000 in the Northern, but the tax collec
tions on Friday and Saturday carried the
amount up to $200,000 an ever.
City Has to Wait for $50,000.
On th« day. that the bank suspended
payment "Walsh made a formal demand en
the- representative of the State Banking
Department in charge of th* institution for
the payment of the full amount of the
city's deposit. A formal refusal of this
i demand having been received, the matter
has been placed in charge of Corporation
Counsel "Watson, who will take steps for
the collection of the amount of the. bond
from the National Surety Qornpany. The
city will have to take Its chances with
the other depositors In getting the addi
O. H. Cheney. Superintendent of Batiks,
gave out a statement last nlerht In which
be said: -
"Editorials have now appeared !n va
rious metropolitan papers to th» effect that
the Banking Department has been delin
quent in ■ ascertaining the condition of the
Northern Bank of Mew York and suggest
ing thai the information leading to the ul
timate suspension of that Institution had
to bo called to the attention of the Bank
ing Department by th« Insurance Depart
ment, which was then engaged in investl
f»ting the iEtna Indemnity Company, in
whioh Robin was interested.
"As a matter of fact, th« Banking De
partment placed examiners in the Northern
Bank and each of its nine branches two
days before the Insurance Department In
dicated that It was examining the JEtna.
Indemnity Company. On the very first day
of examination by the Banking Department
th« examiner in charge of "the Riverside
Branch reported certain acts which indi
cated thai kiting of checks between the
different branches of the bank and possible
other institutions end the bank had oc
Cheney Denies Outside Aid.
"The co-operation of the Controller of
the Currency was Invoked and a. repre
sentative of the department and a federal
examiner sent to another and distant
state .in order to ascertain the actual
transactions. A thorough investigation of
the relationship of the bank with other
companies in which Mr. Robin was inter
ested was also actively and vigorously
prosecuted by the Banking Department.
The result was that with as much prompti
tude as the situation permitted, all of the
facts of a critlclsable nature in the North
ern Bank and the "Washington Savings
Bark, as now known, were discovered, and
discovered by the field and office force of
the Banking Department, without outside
aid or information."
THE SAY WHEN SINKS AT PIER
F. K. Bumham, Jr.'s, Steam Yacht
Goes Down in Alexandria Bay.
TVatertown. N. V. Dec. 29.— The Say
V.'hen, the $75,000 steam yacht belonging- to
Frederick K. Burnham. Jr., of New York,
Hank at its dock at Alexandria Bay la»t
night The cause of the craft's sinking- Is
unknown, but it is believed to have been
due to the bursting of a water pipe. The
extent of the damage cannot be told until
the yacht is r&Lf 6d. It la rattis* on It*.
-tid« in t*a ; i—t Qt water. T^^;.*
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 30. 1910.
A REAL OHIO CLEAN-UP
Court Will Pursue Vote Traf
fickers Without Mercy.
ELEVEN HUNDRED INDICTED
Probe Will Reach Darkest Cor
ners and Hit Buyers as
Well as Sellers.
[ By TVlejrraph to The Trlbun*.]
West Union. Ohio, Dec. 29.— Tlie Investi
gation Into the wholesale vote buying in
County is to be continued through
the. special grand Jury indefinitely. This
statement was made from the bench to-day
by Judge Blair, whose vigorous action has
brought out the facts in the- county-wide
■ Judge Blair said: "After we have had a
general Investigation of all the townships
in the county I shall call before me the
•workers of both parties from every town
ship and submit to them the- lists of those
who have been indicted. I will tell them
that there are still others who have sold
their votes, and that they must have knowl
edge who they are.
"I - c hall demand that they designate every
purchasable voter in their precincts, and I
shall put special detectives in the field to
bring these men in. If any worker refuse*
to disclose the names of those ■whose votes
he has bought I will bring the 'floaters' in
t'~> testify against him. We are going to
clean up Adams County as it has not been
purged since the Civil War."
The special grand Jury returned about
thirty edditiona! indictments late this after
noon, bringing the number up to approxi
mately l.iflo. Even with this number, only
one-third of the guilty persons, according
to Judge Blair and W. F. Shoemaker,
special prosecutor, have been named by the
Anticipate Their Indictments,
The prosecutor says that there wiU be a
bit of a falling off from the original num
ber calculated upon by Judge. Blair and
himself, because the culprits are now flock
ing to West T."nion before their names are
reached by the jury, and are confessing to
the receipt of money for their votes. How
ever, the prosecutor believes that the grand
jury is not yet half through with its work,
and that it. will take at least two. and may
be three, more weeks for it to finish all the
He is authority for the statement that at
least three hundred persons have come to
court here and confessed without anybody
naming them as among those who were
guilty of accepting bribes. \nd since this
number is increasing rapidly. !t is thought
by Prosecutor Shoemaker that at least
seven hundred will give themselves up to
the law'and receive their fine? before next
Perhaps the strongest cases in connection
with these wholesale indictments Is the
story which conies to West Union to-night
from Manchester, a city fourteen miles
away. Late this afternoon four men, all
of them past eighty years old, were seen
trudging down the road leading to West
A friend passed them on tho road and
asked where they were going. They said
they were bound for "West Union, to tell
the court that they have been guilty of re
ceiving bribes, and that they had the
money In their pockets to pay their fine*.
Up to 10 o'clock to-night nothing had been
seen of them in West Union, and it is
feared that they may have got lost or are
"snowed in ' en the- way between Manches
ter and West Union.
Prosecutor Shoemaker said this after
noon that he had held a continuous recep
tion for the last five days at his home,
listening to the. pleas of his friends to be
kept out of the case. Several of these men
only asked for an extension of time until
they could i*aise the money without mort
gaging their farms. He said he told them
he could do absolutely nothing in the mat-
I ter. and that if they would see. Judge Blair
| perhaps they ™>ild rea-'h some agreement
j with him.
All Willing tc Pay.
£o far there have been no arrests made
for failure, to ray the fines. Judge Blair
says he has extended the time for a few.
and that all he wants is that they come
mto court, and pay fines equal to the
amount which they received fT their Hurt
More than three hundred young men who
had voted their first time have been in
dicted for the receipt of money for their
Judge Blair has issued an appeal, through
the newspapers of this and adjoining coun
ties, asking all tho.se who received money
for their votes to com« into court and con
fess their crime. Ha says that if they will
do this; he will promise that their names
will not be used In connection with the
cases and that the court can clean up alt
the suits twice as quickly in this way. It
is said by officials hera tp-night that Judge
Blair hopes to secure, by this means, many
names of witnesses who have displayed
unusually bad memories and al«o procure
several more confesions.
■ "He's the longest guy on securing con
fessions 1 I've ever known." said one of the
men who went to him this afternoon and
confessed to buying eighty votes at $.".
each in the last election. •
It was discovered to-night that not a
single voter will bo lett in one school dis
trict, in Jefferson township, which Includes
the town of Wamsleyville. Every male
citizen has been inflicted, but none, has been
arrested. Two more ministers, both resi
dents of Green township, were indicted to-*
day. Each received $5 for his vote.
One young man confessed to-day that h»
sold out to his own father, and received
510 for his vote. Mrs. Sallie Inlow, of Pee
bles, pleaded guilty to selling th© vote of
her son John. She said she was separated
from her husband and *-as very poor, and
could not resist taking the money when it
was offered to her. She was fined $10.
which was remitted. The son was fined'
$5 and costs and was disfranchised for five
years. A prominent business man of Pee
bles bought, the vote. The. woman's hus
band, it was learned, had also sold his vote.
The oldest voter In the county, a man over
eighty-four years old, has been disfran
chised, and he says that he expects never
to vote again. Many persons were deprived
of their Christmas shopping money by
being fined, and many are placing chattel
mortgages on their furniture to raise the
money with which to pay their fines.
Judge Blair said to-night that the jury
would adjourn on Saturday for a few days
to enable him and Special Prosecutor Ste
phenson to review their work and pick up
th« loose ends. Frank Bhlvely, the- Demo
cratic Prosecutor-elect, will assume chare©
on Monday. Sheriff-elect James ■Williams,
a Democrat, will also take office next week
and Is engaging extra, deputies.
FEAH OF PANIC KILLED HER
Woman Rushes to Bank for Savings
and Dies from Heart Disease.
Asbury Park. N. J ( Dec. 2s.— Alarmed
over the closing of the banks in New -York,
Mrs. Amanda Schenck. sixty-nine, years
old. proprietress of the Arctic Hotel, at No.
4 Surf avenue. Ocean Grove, hurried to
day to the lock' bank where the kept her
money to see if it was safe.
She found her savings Intact, but had so
overtaxed her strength in her mad rush
that after reaching the bank she collapsed.
She was curried to the office of Dr. Will
iam A. Robinson, on Main avenue, Ocean
Grove. She failed to rally, however, and
died last -light despite the efforts of the
physician to save her life. Her d«ath wag
attributed to heart disease. According to
neighbors. Mrs. Schenck lost a large
amount of money in the panic of li*7 and
lived in constant fear that ber «tp«rienod
f Lbe*i would fc» rep«ated» ,_^- " ■ ■'.'.'- \
WILLIAM F. SHEEHAN.
Who comes cut in the open and declares himself a candidate for the United
(Copyright. ttW, by Geo. G. Bain.)
MRS. STETSON'S BELIEF
Continued from first page. ■■ ?*-jr ;■'.
Christ, must pass through so-called
death, in order to demonstrate more
forcibly the power of her teachings to
triumph over it.
"Our beloved and God appointed and
God anointed leader, Mrs. Eddy" ."he
wrote, "repeats the history of Jesus, our
way shower, and is the first to discover
the science of being: which Jesus left to
humanity as a. rich legacy. When her
mission dawned upon her she rlasped the
hand of omnipotent love and humbly,
obediently accepted the cross, that she
might fulfil the law of love which an
nihilates sin, disease and death."
Mrs. Eddy's book. "Science and Health,
with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Stet
son wrote, was equally as much a divine
inspiration as the tablets which Moses
brought down from the Mount or the
Book of Revelation in the Bible.
Mrs. Eddy's reappearance in the flesh,
her resurrection. wrot<? Mrs. Stetson,
would no more be spiritualism than was
Christ's resurrection spiritualism
"DIVINE ORDER" DEFINED
Former Student Picks Flaw in
Mrs. Stetson's Statement.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Mrs. Stetson's statement published
in yours of the ?7th has a rather strange
omission, in that it makes no mention of
the. doctrine she taught me and all her.stu
dents. ■ She instructed us it was one of the
cardinal (if not the cardinal) doctrines of
what she so mistakenly asserted to be
Christian Science. .This doctrine was called
by her "Divine order."' and baldly stated Is
that in the real universe there exi3ts a
divine order and in this order is found,
first, God. next Mrs. Eddy and", next Mrs.
Stetson. It. of course. - follows, and those
who could not draw the deduction bad It
drawn for them, that whatsoever Mrs.
Stetson taught, whether you could under
stand it or not, was the truth, and any
doubt of its correctness indicated that
your mind was being- clouded by a mys
terious . something which was working
against 'your] well being. If you accepted
this doctrine you. of course, refused to
heed your own reasonable perceptions or
criticisms of the lady's actions or teach
ings and rejected such as hypnotism, and
after you had done this for a thousand
times your mind began to do it automatic
ally, and then having committed mental
suicide you could not thereafter see any
thing in this lady but. wisdom, power,
goodness. seershlp. % etc. Your mind became
weak and open to suggestions, and you
lived mentally only by sufferance of your
Ido not intend personal criticism I am
relating facts, but it seems to me that she
quits believed this quintessence of priest
craft and had gone so Car that she made
Nietzsche's "Beyond Good ajid Evil" seem
like infant's food. She had, perhaps, little
difficulty in convincing herself she was
right in" this doctrine, as it brought her th*
blind devotion of her students, their pa
thetic gelf-obliteratK-n and their good? and
Its effect on many of them seemed to
convert them into jellyfish, rising and fa!l
ire with every mental wave that touched
Jersey City. N. J . Pec 2?, 191*.
FARLOW ON OTHER SIDE
True Believers Look for No
Demonstration, He Says.
[ By Telegraph io Tho Tribune. 1
Boston, Dec. 23.— Christian Scientists, who
are true followers of Mr?. Eddy, do not
look for any supernatural demonstration—
a resurrection or something of that sort—
and there is no mysticism regarding the.
placing of a guard at her tomb, according
to Alfred Farlow, manager of the publica
tion committee of the Church. He denied
the report that followers of the founder of
Christian Science expected her to return to
earth. He also denied that a protest had
been received against the guards being
maintained at Mrs. Eddy's tomb in Mount
Auburn Cemetery. He said:
"The statement that the Christian Sci
ence directors in Boston have received a
protest from New York against th<2 placing
of guard? at Mrs. Eddy's tomb is absolutely
false- No such communication has been re
ceived here. There was no mysticism or
! supernatural ism In the. hands of th«% per
sons who placed the guards at the entranca
ef Mip. Eddy'P tomb. It was don* for the
j usual reasons."
OPDYCKE KEEPS ON FIGHTING
Again Protests to Civil Service Board
Over Dr. Potter's Appointment.
L. E. Opdycke. who Ml the fight against
tbo appointment of Dr. Daniel C. Potter as
superintendent of the city's ambulance ser
vice and the confirmation of the appoint
ment by the Municipal Civil Service Com
mission, wrote again to President McGuire
of the Civil Service Commission yesterday,
reviewing the .entire case and asking:
"Under what provision, either of your
commission's rules or of the Civil Service
law of the -state, did your commission set
a non-competitive examination for Dr. Pot
Mr. Opdycke also ask<»d Commissioner
McGulre what were the real reasons that
led the majority of th« commission to re
verse its action of June 15. when they de
cided that the pott of superintendent of
the ambulance service should be placed In.
the- competitive class*
SHEEHAN A CANDJDATE
Continaed from first page.
pended should be treated as premiums paid
for insuring the safety of the nation. "We
do not expect our homes to burn, but we
insure them lest they may. We bops to
escape death for many years, but we early
insure our lives for our loved ones, as we
knew the inevitable summons may come
Executive Coercion Denounced.
In order that this government should no:
be the prey or plaything of designing ar.d
unscrupulous men, in order that we might,
endure against foes from without and our
foives from within, the fram»rs of cur
Constitution wisely provided that the Con
gress should make the law. that the Exe
cutive should execute it, and that the
judiciary should construe it. The jealous
care, and prudence born of the struggle for
political independence and individual and
religious liberty considered it absolutely
essentia] that these three co-ordina r e
branches of government should continue
independent of each other and that there
should be no encroachment by any of
them upon the pov-ers and prerogatives of
the others. Vast but regulated power wa3
conferred ucon the Executive, that the
Congress should be free of Executive coer
cion Congressmen were to be elected for
periods shorter than the- presidential term,
and Senators were to be chosen for periods
longer than the presidential term; that the
federal judiciary should escape- the oft
repeated outrages of monarchical and auto
cratic government dictating or controlling
iudicial decisions involving life and prop
erty, that there should be no power in the
Executive to coerce or inducement for the
judge to yield. it was provided that federal
judicial tenure of office should be for life.
I have no patience with the Senators and
Representatives who have repeated!;' sub
mitted to Executive dictation, and I ex
pect and hope the people will have no
patience with me. in case I become their
represeutative. if at any time I should sur
render one iota of legislative independence
because of Executive command or favor. If
the people's representatives are true to
party principles "and courageously perform
their duty. ; and if the courts remain faith
ful to the great traditions of the past. New
Nationalism will continue- a fuMla and in
nocuous cry. •
Teils of Policies Which He Approves.
I am in favor of the extension and de
velopment of the parcel? post, and I believs
in a comprehensive and pract-ica! scheme
for the conservation of all our natural re
I believe the federal government should
ha\-e power to impose an income tax, for
at times it may be essential to our preser
vation as a nation, but we should be wary
Of the attempts that will be made to make
su^h a law a cloak for further govern
mental and political extravagance.
Personally I have not favored the elec
tion of United States Senators by popular
vote but ffiv parry having declared in
favor of it. I in good faith accept that
I am fully conscioua of the obligations
and responsibilities which the acceptance
of a great trust like this involves. The
duty to party, to state and to country is a
solemn ens. If chosen I shall try to be
true to them all
If I am called to service in the national
Senate my motto will be. Upward and on
ward, but steady, always steady.
It was declared yesterday by a per
son tvno should De in a position to form
an accurate judgment that und^r no
circumstances would Charles F Murphy
stand for the election of Edward BC
Shepard to the United States Senate.
On "the other hand, it was said. Mr.
Murphy did not have the objection to the
election of Mr- Sheehan that he has been
credited with having— that ie. that Mr.
Sheehan. being polticall?- ambitious,
might build up a political machine of
his own Unless some extraordinary
pressure 5? brought to bear on the sit
uation, it seems to ■fcl«**d political ob
servers that Mr. Pheehan will capture
the prize. 1
Calls Meeting of "Independents."
Sherman M. Craiger, who tried three
years ago to get up a movement in this
state against the renomination of 'Will
iam Jennings Bryan for President, has
signed a call for a "New York. State Citi
zens Independent Meeting" to discuss
the election of a United States Senator,
at the Hotel Manhattan, at 10:30 a. m.,
on January 7. It Is stated that invita
tions will be sent to and expressions of
opinion sought from Mr. Shepard. Mr.
Sheehan and others whose names have
been mentioned in the newspapers in
connection with the Senatorship. From
the fact, however, that Mayor Gaynor,
it is stated, is to be asked to act as
temporary chairman and Henry George,
jr. M secretary it Is evident that the
movement is being organized in the in
terests of Mr. Shepard.
• It Is stated that Governors-elect Dlx.
Wilson, Harmon. Plalsted and Foss will
be asked "to communicate their opin
ions as to the principles that should
govern in the case of the election of the
Senator" to succeed Senator Depew.
At the City Hall it was said that
Mayor Gaynor had given no indication
that he would accept the invitation to
be temporary chairman of the meeting*.
The Shepard committee, of which Will
iam Church Osborn is chairman, is
counting much on the influence of Mayor
Gaynor to bring Mr. Murphy and John
H. McCoo^y. the Kings County leader.
in line for Mr. Shepard.
COLD WAVE HITS SOUTH
Freezing Temperature Almost to the
Gulf— Snow in Texas.
•Louisville. D*«l 29.— Unusually cold weath
er, with freezing temperatures almost to
the Gulf, prevails throughout a larga por
tion of the South to-night. Th» cold wave»
follows closely upon the h«eln of a general
weather disturbance, which took the form
of a thunderstorm in the central valleys
and snow In Northern Texas. Snow fell
early to-day throughout the Texas pan
handle, and a severe wind and rain storm
prevailed along the Gulf Coast. Southeast
i Texas experienced th» Oral heavy rain in
fiv* months. _. _\~- " " --.:. --
WILSON WILL BE LEADER
No Chance Against "a Game
with Stacked Cards/
"AWAK6NING OF THE EAST"
Now That It Has Taken Place
"Brass Band" Should Be
Retired, He Thinks.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
St. Louis. Dec. ».— Governor-elect TVooa
row "Wilson of Xew Jersey, speaktngr of his
transfer from the ranks of amateur politics
to high offlc* before the Princeton Club this
"I said openly that if I were elected Gov
ernor I would be the leader of the Demo
cratic party in New Jersey. I did not say
I would be a good leader, because I did 1 not
know. But the convention took I sporting
chance on me. A convention has to take
that sort of a chance with any candidate."
Dr. Wilson said he was determined to act
In the open with reference to the duties of
his new office and to take the people into
his confidence, whether or not he succeeded
in carrying out his plans.
Some of his hearers saw an allusion to a.
certain feature of the recent campaign in
New York and other states when the speak
er referred to a conversation between a
Westerner and an Easterner: "Ton- East
erners were so sound asleep that it took
a brass band to wake you up." the West
ern man was quoted as -saying.
"But now that the awakening: has taken
place, it would seem to be fit that the brass
band should be retired and reform consid
ered deliberately," said Dr. "Wilson.
The former president of Princeton spoke
of the difficulty of running business and
politics together in the State of New Jersey,
saying- that neither the Republican nor
tho Democrat in politics as a profession in
that state was true to his parry.
■ The politicians," ha said, "belong: to a
party that wins, and . they do not put up
campaign funds and help men -who may
not win." He continued by saying they
did not elect a man or party when it would
in any way hurt their own business inter
"This ought to be done a* ay -with." h»
continued. "'What chance has a man in
either party when ha is playing: a gams
with a. man who has stacked the cards?
When a man comes to you to play a game
make him put the cards out on the table
and play fair. Do not M him trick you. or
he is likely to try it again.
"The obligation of men is to advanca
their community and not to lower it. I
have- made my rules and will follow them
Most men do not understand the elements
in life they are dealing with, which causes
them a great deal of worry and loss of
sleep. The majority of them have more
to do than they can attend to.
"When I was offered the nomination for
Governor of New Jersey it was understood
by the- Democratic party that I was to be
come its leader. If I could not have been
its leader I would have withdrawn from
the race. I told them that in giving me
this chance the leadership would not be
dull, and there would be plenty of sport
"I think the most pathetic feature of the
political game so far is the many letters
I have received from the people of the
State of New Jersey congratulating me for
the work I have done in trying to make the
game a clean one. Men can't go on in the
presence of wrong and serve the people and
satisfy the hops of the American citizen."
ALFRED A, COREY DEAD
Bitterly Opposed Divorce of His
;. Son, Steel Trust Head.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.] •
Braddock, Perm . Dec. 23.— Alfred Adam
; Corey, father of William Ellis Corey, presi
dent of the United States Steel Corpora
tion, died from a malady of the stomach
to-day at - Thorndale, the old President
Buchanan homestead, In Chester County,
where he lived with his wife on an ex
tensive farm presented to him by his son
after the divorce suit of Laura Cook Corey
against her husband was ended at Reno.
The father vigorously objected to the
divorce. Through the entire period of his
eon's estrangement from his wife and pre
ceding the suit he refused to have anything
to do with him.
Alfred Adam Corey was bom seventy -one
years ago, and for twenty years was in
business with his cousin. James B. Corey.
a millionaire coal operator. The partner
ship was dissolved about eighteen years
ago, when Alfred practically retired.
W. Ellis Corey started his career as check
weighman at the 'coal pits here owned by
his father" and James B. Corey. Mr. Corey
leaves a wife, two daughters, one married
and living in Brooklyn, and another, Mrs
Ada Altenbaugh, of this city, and two sons.
William Ellis Corey, and Alfred Adam
Corey, jr., of Homestead. ,
NO WESTERN STRIKE
Trainmen on Fifty Roads Get 1 0
Per Cent Raise.
Chicago. Dec 29.— Danger of a strike en
"Western railroads disappeared to-day when
conductors and trainmen on fifty , railroads
running north, south and west, of Chicago
got a flat increase in wages of 10 per cent.
The increase was granted after a month's
negotiation and affects seventy-five, thou
sand men. It will mean an added expense
of $5,000,000 a year to the railroads. The
increase is effective from this morning:.
Canadian trainmen are also affected, the
employes of the Canadian Northern being
represented In the conference. The em
ployes of this road'are In the peculiar post
tion of getting an increase for which they
had not asked.
When the move for an increase was be
gun the Canadian Northern employes re
fused to join, fearing defeat of the plan.
The management of the road, however, co
operated with th« other roads and agTeed
to the increase.
Development of the physical properties of
the railways of the United States during
1&10 showed comparatively little advance
over 1909. according to statistics compiled
by "The Railway A** Gazette." issued to
The new miles of track numbered 4.120. a
gain of 373 miles over the Increase of 1309.
The total mileage under the protection or
block signals is 69.331. a gain of 5,000 during
Rolling stock ordered is substantially less
than in the previous year, 141.204 freight
cars. 3.SSI passenger cars and 5.757 locomo
tives being the figure*.
FIGHT A DUEL OVER GIRL
Suitors Go Together to "Shoot It
Out"— One Killed.
Cullman. Ala.. Dec 2?.— Cicero Wood and
Marlon Gibson, young men. quarrelled here
this afternoon over. a young woman and
agreed to go to tho outskirts of the city
and "shoot it out."
Wood was killed and Gibson gave him
self up to the authorities. Gibson flred live
times, each shot taking effect. He was
SUED FOR $200: GOT ONE CENT.
[By Telegraph to The Trlbuns.] -
Boston. Dec- 29.— Patrick J. Heathy. a
patrolman of the Cambridge Police Depart
ment, was the defendant in a civil suit in
the District Court this morning, the plain
tiff being Fred Donovan, a Cambridge con
stable, recently appointed who was em
ployed by City Treasurer Dal'.tnger to col
lect tax**. Jud »• Stun* awarded the plain
tiff, who brought suit to recover $JUO dim.
ages* a verdict of one cent.
Head Your New
I*^o ' with
The Best Cheer
For the New Year
HUNG FROM SCAFFOLD EDGE
Man Trips and Foot Catches in
Crack — Officer Saves Him.
Persons passing- alon* the Grand Con
course near the corner of lS4th street.
The Bronx, late yesterday afternoca 1
were startled by the sight of a man
hanging head downward from, <•;-, *£-^ '
of a high scaffold in the fa^a<i© of a no*
building at the corner.
The -victim of the peculiar accident
was James Doyle, who had. tripped cai
the scaffold flooring and whose right foot;
had caught In a crack between two cf
th© cross boards. Patrolman Aikec, of
the Tremont station, clambered up and
with the aid of two citizens rescued
him from his precarious situation. Dr.
Hoy, of tha Fordham Hospital, said Doy!»
had a possible fracture of the skull, Ec
hurried him to the hospital.
NEW ORLEANS FRAUDS
More than $1,000,000 Lost in
Sugar Import Duties.
New Orleans, Dec. 29.— That the fed
eral government has been defrauded out
of more than $1,000,000 in import duties
at New Orleans through falsa "■"■iighta
and improper grading cf -._-»- was de
veloped by the grand jury investigation
which was in progress here for fro
■weeks before the holidays, according- to
unofficial information made public fcera
It is said that no criminal prosecution
is to follow the investigation* but that
the government will bring suits agaiaat
certain sugar refineries to recover th«
alleged unpaid duties- The grand Jury
is expected to reconvene next week and
present its report on the sutra? Inquiry.
LIVELY TOMATO PASTE
Contains 500,000,000 Bad
Germs to the Cubic Centimetre.
Chicago. Dec 23 — United States
deputy marshals seised to-day 6.200 cans
of tomato paste, amounting to 121.000
pounds, used by hotels and restaurants
for tomato soup. The marshal raided
a boxcar on the Pennsylvania. Railroad
and will destroy the pasts to-morrow.
The product was shipped frem Dars
town. N. J.
Pure food inspectors charge that the
paste contains 500.000.000 unhsalttful
bacteria to the cubic centimetre. They
say it is made of the leavings after th?
pulp has been squeezed dry m the manu
facture of catsup. The cry pulp is then
mashed into powdered form and canned.
FALL KILLS* A PAINTER; -
Two Others Hurt When -Eridgs
Through the breaking of . a needle B
the scaffold on which they staadßß]
thre* painters who were working en th?
Iron work of the-Marihattan approach cl
the Queensboro Bridge fell to the roaiitvay.
a distance of fifteen -■_-=- yesterday after
noon. One of them died a re-*- hours !af?r.
George Kothbun, of No 735 Manhattan
avenue. Brooklyn, teas the man ho suc
cumbed to his Injuries. John BaMMI ct
No 184 South 3d street. Brooklyn, had both
eyes lacerted and had brui«e3 all over hi'
body. He will be in th» Wkrwtt HospiTa!
several days. The third man. James "7.
Porter, of No. 1? Nassau street. Brcckira.
was able to leave the hospital after treat
The men were working on a part cf the
bridge approach which leads directly ever
First avenue. By The tini4 Patrolman
Gibson reached them For' 3 " had strufsiia
to his feet, but his ccmFar!'.T.3 were m
CANADA'S HEAVY IMMIGRATION.
Winnipeg, Man . Dec. C9.— v^hile returns
ar« not yet complete, it is estimated fey VtM
local immigration commissioner that t h »
total number of new settlers to arrive -n
Canada during the year about to close wiil
be approximately 550.003. of whom i? l ' ii »9
came from the United State?. v .V'J
THE ON TIME /
I Hour and I
50 Minutes to
FROM THE BrStNES3 ■
CE>TJEK OF NEW YORK. ■
BA. M to 6 P. M Other fait ■
trains 7 A. M . 7. 8. <*. 10 V. >!.. ■
And midnight. «l!h sleepers. ■
A Train Every Hour I
On the Hour ■
From the Foot of Liberty Street S
Ten minutes of the H^ur H
from \\ . -?d St. ■
THE ONLY I
DOWN-TOWN LINE I
running hourly tel solid ■
vestibuled trains from Jer-M
sey City to Philadelphia™
OR TRANSFER. ■
NO TUNNELS ■
NO SMOKE ■
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