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Xo\. 1.XXV.... No. 24,Wi.
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rAiri TO-DAY; pROBABf.T r>.F.err.
Ti.rn TO MM It HOW i H. Bh WINDS.
Yrtterdar'? Temperature?!
nisi., es i laser, 47.
Full report on Pria* 19.
First to Last?the Truth: News - Editorials - Advertisements
I? i.|i?rislil. I ?IV
M? The I ni..in. \.lot...n
* *
irk. Jeraar City ea<5 Hol?eaes?
hi City at yew York, News? _
Impugning Motives of
American Government
Politelv Referred To.
B?rri?torff Told He Has Referred
to Subjects "Hardly Appropri?
ate" for Him to Discuss.
B .*t??u 1
Washington, Arml 21. Eiprawlrag
?atjrft that ^i-ihassador von Bsrnsterll
B?d ?up! yea language in the recent
aaaaj - fl to the United States jfov
arpr.fnt reranling tha shipment of,
arm?, WB eh might be construed as im
sasgnti ? of this povcr
asjat, * to-day handed to the (
Gsnr.an Embassy fully and completely,
and, in the hope of the administration,
finally disposes o ' th* question of the
sth'.ei of the position of the I'nited
?tstts ir. this respect.
There ll th? ?up?restion of a rebuke
glto in tl I intimation that the em
psifT * ?random failed to acknowl?
edge tha* the United States povornment
lad made serious efforts to obtain a
modiiea*. on ?? the British Orders in
Cour.ci? governing the foodstuffs situa?
tion. This attempt, according to the
not?, ?? hot refret is
txprc- " ambassador did not
dterr. it worthy of mention in modifica?
tion of the impressions set forth.
The note is couched in politest Eng
lUh There is not a word whiich is
t-t . ? ?'. Interpretation
cf buns: construed as recognizing tho
otTf-* character of the embassy
mer- .in. but at the same time be
^,t9.: earned a re?
buke ;- De taken
tP Im u of the Kaiser.
The i hrtiseolocy of the nate shows
dearlv ;ts authorship. President Wil
?" wrote the final draft on
rpewriter. He did not dic
" his study.
Reiterate* American Policy.
the posit ion of
the Arnei '. several
-, u i th regard to
ths iutiea ?? itiona of the na
fon It insists that
?rs with the bel
o? Europe, be
un or the Ten?
ths I'nited States has
policy of strict
to the
? ..*.iona!
??il na
? yed in the Ger
from *
to Ger
mary s i ? temationally le?
gal ic
that "
?iindum al?
tern ?
Th? ri te of rebuke in
es! German A
? into I "there ere other cir
m iio refer
which to be
-. be
' ?
Sta'.e- ernment of Ger
I.\t of Ihe Note.
Thi ? tc follows:
Exc? thought?
ful considera! on to your excellency'?!
tote < inclosing a m.-m
eranri e date, in which
jcur ?
this y rd to trade
let*? en 1 snd Gei
essay, .vire?
ment tri! ti on of
ami ? ? -o the
nations now st war with tlormany.
"I B that J am somewhat
it a leas I terprel j our ex?
celler ?
There are i onnect
ed **??
which xpected your ex
make re are o'her
drcun h you do refer
which supposed to be
t?*eer. I
St??es ? nmenl of (?er
? i??n 1'eclincd.
?y, therefore, of
reran . ren?es
to the i y the go*rern
tntnt ? ?th n ,-ai.l
trade from this
?snntry gorernment of
Orea* i.
"- m? :? .-. mr.ro fully the
"w-sl ?. you desire to call
cur stti . no! as an invitation
cy ? |.
*J*ir* ted t?. you that
ire ri .
2*,*ni ho made a
MbJ*r' m with s third goT
"????nt, ? ? ot ho fully in
not hi ? gnitant of the reasons
?or the tours? pursued.
f "' ?" that I am iusti
whal you d?sira
?V-"" of the
J,08!t!,,: nmenl in n
T?. *th ' . tu'U'rul power.
1,. Ifi' I course ol pol
* ?' -iti th.- mainte
j*nct' ' I am particular
'> anxirji?. thai vaii* ? v/.?11....e... .V...1J
,. *rx ror excellency should
th??'," light I 1 ad
?t Um ...
cllpet'. abundantly
.,'?"? ?ju*. I am, of coins.-, perfectly
*????*???? again.
' B. ?.ikkI Palta Impugned.
me the more naces
... .... i..v ?>??^?v urtra
?av ? ,' '" '''' because, I regrat to
ltnCT ' wh:<-'l> your exeel
1U *?* ' "' .-our memorandum is
an? ' l?d as im
lut "' '" ' ",,<,(J
- I'* ln rnp performance ol iti duties
? neutral i tllik(. .* t.,r granted that
. " ?uch implication was intended, hut
'?so .vaicnt that your excellency
? ion. v!"* Undel C#rtl ",:
that I cannot be too explicit .n
< 'Mill.
'??ii ?i? page I ???liiinii 3
750,000 British at Front
in Belgium and France
Figures Given Out by Lloyd George After War Office
Refuses Information?Division in Cabinet
Revealed by Asquith's Speech.
London. Ar-nl 21. In discussing the
wer equipment question la the Hou??'
of Commons to-day. Mr. Lloyd George.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, an?
nounced that ?A-hile Great Britain had
started tn the war on the essui |
that the expeditionary force would con?
sist of six division? the country now
had more than six time? that number
of men In France. The thirty-six di?
visions mentioned hy the rhancellor
of the Exchequer would give n total of
710,00(1 men.
Tho!?e divisions, he said, were ade?
quately supplied, fend 'every man who
had dropped had been replaced. It was
one of the most magnificent pieces of
organisation ever performed, and noth?
ing like it. he said, had ever been done
before by anv country
A few hours earlier to-day sn at?
tempt made In the House to ob?
tain the official figures of Great
Britain's land forces and the result of
recruiting met with a definite refusal
from the War Office. Harold J. Ten
i nant. Parliamentary Under Secretary
for War, stated that the government
[ had no Intention of disclosing the
strength of the British army in the
field or In training, as It considered
that such disclosure would be detrU
mental to the public interest.
Lloyd George Reassuring.
Tbe political situation, involving a
division of opinion in the Cabinet on
the much discussed question of the
pres?ir.g need of war supplies, revealed
| in the Newcastle speech of Premier
Asquith laat night, when he denied the
military operations were being ham?
pered by a chortage in the manufacture
of munitions, was further complicated
to-day, when Mr. Lloyd George sud
dcnlv changed from I ? t attl
, tude by telling the House of (ommons
; that though Great Britain was supply
Wheels Body About?S a i r?
Automobile Caused
Taterson, N. .T.. April 21. -After Pub?
lic School 0 closed this afternoon,
(ieorge Everitt, Dine years old, asked
1 his chum, Michael Quant, one year
' younger, to Join him in a baseball
gam.'. As they ran down Knicker
Avenue to 439, waere the Everitt? live,
George said: "Let's go to the attic a
minute. I've got to nil some boxes
with salt for my mother."
Haif an hour la'.-r Mr-. Samuel Ross,
of 860 Knickerbocker Avenue, met
young Evei ring along nush
ii.g a wheelbarrow, in which lay his
playmate's body, limp and life.
"An auto hit Mike and I'm wheelin'
him to Su Jo eph's Hospital," .
ge, panting from his exertions.
Bending over the wheelbarrow, Mrs.
Boss noticed a bullet hole in the Quant
buy's forehead over the left eye. While
rig for un ambulance
George left his burden and ran home.
The hospital surgeon said that death
had probably been inatantani
Not until he had the police bewil?
dered with conflicting stories did young
Everitt admit that he shot his j.al while
they were playing with a pistol which
they found in the attic. He a
rolled in the custody of his lather,
... H. Everitt, a silk worker, to
appear in court to-morrow morning.
The accident's victim was the BOD 0?
Henry T. (juai.t, who lives el 806 Buf?
fs ' A
Detective William Lord found George
hiding in hi home and brought him to
Police Headquarter.-. At tir.'t he was
-. how the ahoot
ppened. He finally said thai hi
end Mich .- gether
after schoo closed and that he hud
left h . run home after a
slice of bread and butter.
"When 1 came back to play," he s.-ud,
at the pol
vho were gril mir him, "I found him
lying in the gutter. Some uuto must
have lut him. I had got my wheelbar?
row ?. ' ng him to the hi
: met the a im ii " after giving
thi-< informi I an to yawn
an i gavi that he would
He stayed awake long enough, how
s more details wh:.
police think COme rearer the truth.
He said that he took Michael up
to help hi
boxes ?.ib salt and cany them down
. kitchen. While they wei
..,i.i\ into the contente of ? hag
? M chael ? ?bel over In
the co
"'What', in that old satchel' he
"r'irsi I told him 'twas none of hin
bus.' ?
; told him that he'd betti r be cs
because my father's pistol was in it.
? .1 tilling the boxes and I
?i the ladder. Just as I was
it. 1 found
Michael lying on the floor. So I cat
m (low n the ladder an
e wheelbarrow to wl ? el
his home."
At thia point in the queationing
? ut sound aeleep, leav?
ing the police convinced that there was
:.,'!? 0? the Story lo be told. De
Lord, for inatanee, had found
the pistol had been placed back m
stehe! after 'he shooting, One
chamber was . mpty. In view of this
1 evidence, it seemed improbable that
hot himself.
George'a full eonfeaaion came after
hi.? refreahing nap. "1 . but I
didn't mean to," he said calmly. "We
were both playing with the pistol. I
pointed it at Michael, and otT it went
before 1 knew what had happened, I
didn't mean to kill him."
As f.,r as toe police could learn the
lads were on th.e beat of term-, and had
m. grievance which might furnish a
motive for the shooting.
I ing her allies as well as her own army I
w-ith munitions there was ?till a large
The chr.nccllor of th" Exchequer, I
ho wer er, said nothing to indicate a]
I lessening of the necessity for a I II
larger output, although the factories,
; he showed, turned out nearly trwi nty |
, times as manv war supplies last month
', ns in September.
Much advrrsp criticism his been ;
nror' c.i by Premier Aaejuith'i speech
nt Newcaatle. Everybody '?ant? toi
rgree with Mr. Asqu'?h arid to believe
him rieht, but the trouble is that if
he la ri? ith< members of the
! Cabine' '..,-' Larl Kitchener
; and Lloyd G orgi have been wrong.
! If the Premier's speech was a well con-1
i sidered utterance, apparently the gov
erntnent is hopelessly split on a vital
point In the Commons to-day Mi. As-,
1 qulib's speech was criticised aa
"empty" and "containing no vital sag
gertlon for dealing with the present
situation "
Statements Contrasted.
The ne.vspnpers contrasted Kitchen?
er. Lloyd George and Aiquith in paral
l lei columns r.s follows:
Kitchener "The output is not equal
to our necessities. The supply of war
material i? causing me very serious
? anxiety. The progress in equipment1
i has been very seriously hampered by
failure to obtain sufficient labor."
I loyd George "Wp require an in
! Creaso, r.n.l an enormous increase, in
j shells, rifles and all other munitions
! and equipment. Excessive drinking is
I interfering seriously with that output." ;
Asquith I saw a statement the other :
day that the operations not only of ?
our army but also of those of our i
allies an- being crippled -or, at any
rate, hampered by our failure to pro?
vide necessary ammunition. I say there ,
is not a word of truth in that state- .
i ment."
The Edinburgh "Scotsman" says: ]
1 "It is poaaible there may be some '
subtle means of reconciling Mr. As
quith's disclaimer with the affirmations
of Mr. Lloj d (..orge and Karl Kitch
but In the plain and obvious
meaning of the words they are in flat
contradiction and the l'rime Minister
Continued on puse 4 rt.ltimn 2
Otto Kline Falls During
Performance in Garden
?Dies in Hospital.
Otto Kline, peerless cowboy and win?
ner of riding trophies in many fron?
tier day sports, fell from his black
' mare Kitty while doing a difficult
vaulting trick in Barnum & Bailey's
circus performance yesterday after?
noon. He died at Bellevue Hospital lBst
night of a compound fracture of the
So quickly was the injured cider re
moved from Madison Square Garden
that few in the audience knew of the
nt. Persons who watched Kittv,
er, knew that something had
gone wrong. After her rider's hand
had slipped from the saddle-horn the
mare walked slowly around the ring,
neighing softly.
"Kitty knew that Otto had per
formi t. ick," said ( y Cnmp
ton, I. xas McCloud, Buster Trow and
? owboys who were with their pal
when' he died. "He was the life of the
? ?'I! all miss him like Kitty
Such comment was linked with an?
other, spoken with added sadness. "It
1 will be tough to break the news to
wife when she comes in Satur?
day," was heard again and again at the
Garden before last night's perform
S.x months ago when Kline was do?
ing dare-devil riding stunts in a small
rn town he met Tina Buche, a
singer with the Crackerjack burlesque
troop. It was love at first sight, say the
-, m?! Tina followed Otto to
Pittsburgh, where they were married
? month ago. After the circus settled
down in its New York home he wrote
for ins wife to join him this week.
Kline's act was included with other
riding tricks near the end of the circus
programme. One of his specialties
wa to graap the horn of the saddle
with one hand and vault gracefully
back and forth over Kitty'.- back as
the hlnrk mare tore around the ring
at top speed.
waa 4wenty-eight years old. His
home was in NaprafsMHO, 111. He had
been in the show business for ten
years. His tirst appearance with Bar?
num and Bailey was two years ago.
I.n-t year, having obtained a leave of
t . he went to Canada, where he
i ,,,??? ,?,.,,? h"nohs in the famous
stampede day riding, at Winnipeg.
I Cheyenne'a frontier day contests had
siso made him champion, and he had
won medals at Pcnorcton, "re., and
Denver, Col.
Luring his riding career he had been
associated with such .shown as the 101
Ranch, Atizona Joe, Buffalo Bill, and
One Thousand Who Hoped To Be
Guests at Wedding Reassured ;
by Substitute Notice.
I- I ??rSSCl to Tlie Trllmtif )
Philadelphia, Anril 21. Hundreds of ;
prominent in Philadelphia so?
ar ho had expected invitations to
the wedding of Cordelia Biddle and
Angier Buchanan Duke, of New York,
? the wealthy tobacco man, which
will take ph.ee here next Wedneaday,
felt they had been slighted when they
did nol receive the invitations.
were reaaaured to-day when
the-, lie? ved formal printed announcc
from Mr. and lira, A. J. Drexel
Bid.lie, parents of Miss Bid.lie, that the
invitations had been rna.led April 8,
but that a great nun.b,-r of them had
been loaf m the Philadelphia postoffice.
More 'hau 1,000 of the several thou
sand invitations went aatray, and se
: .. .- complication ? among thi n
an ! friends of both familias were nar?
rowly averted by the timely discovery |
' of the trouble by the Biddies.
Close Dozen Institutes and
Museums Where Foreign
ers Were Deluded.
Labor Department, County Mcd
ical Society and Detectives
Work in Concert to End Evil.
Fifty-four prisoners were taken yes?
terday and more than a dozen so
called medical institutos closed in a
series of raids by fifty detectives. In
charge Of Inspector Paurot The ar?
rests followed conferences between rep?
resentatives of the State Department
of Labor, the New York County Medi?
cal Society, tho District Attorney's of?
fice and the police.
Promptly at 3:.'lo o'clock yesterdny
afternoon the plain clothes men
marched up to tho institutes in vari?
ous parts of the city, closed the exits
and soon retained with twenty prison?
ers to Police Headquarters, where they
were arraigned before Thief Magis
trate William McAdoo. Within a few
hours twelve other men were arrested.
Tho arrests came as the culmination
of two irvestigations carried on simul?
taneously by the Medical Society and
the Lrbo. Department's Burean of In?
dustries and Immign-tion. Nine men
Wars put to work by tin? former, and
several patrolmen were detailed to in?
vestigate the doctors who advertised
they could cure every ?ailment. This
action followed many complaints from
newly arrived foreigners, who asserted
they had been robbed by physicians.
Patrolmen Po.se as III.
Inspector Faurot assigned six men
to make a thorough investigation. All
were pronounced in excellent health
by Dr. McNeil, of the Health Depart?
ment, an?1 then sent the rounds of the
doctors, who diagnosed their cases and
said they were affected with disease.
Later other patrolmen were sent to ob?
tain contributory evidence. Mrs. Marian
Clarke, chief investigator for the De?
partment of Labor, also had men at
work along the same lines, and George
W. Whiteside, attorney for the M?di?
se! Society, and his assistant, William
S. Shaterian, took ehargo of the work
for that organization.
Yesterday's captures brought to light
the startling fact that unlicensed
physicians have posed as doctors, diag?
nosed cases of ignorant foreigners and
prescribed for their treatment.
Included in the prisoners was Dr.
Henry J. Schierson, who has conducted
an establishment at S15 Madison Ave?
nue, where he was arrested. Accord?
ing to Mr. Whiteside. he is the largest
operator of alleged institutes in the
I'nited State? and his offices extend
throughout the country. Other impor?
tant proprietors of "museums" in this
city who came within the police drag?
net wore Dr. William B. Hunt and Dr.
Franklin P. Hannon.
The persems who caused the arrests
yesterday told of the methods em?
ploy? il by some oi the prisoners. Hand
Dills and pamphlets ?rere distributed,
giving the impression to foreigners
that they could obtain free consulta?
tion. When they visited the museums,
however, they learned they would have
to pay for that service, as well as pay?
ing for treatment. The amount de?
pended upon how much money the pa?
tient had.
Made Sure of Money.
It was even shown yesterday that in
some of the establishments persons
went through the patients' slothing
while they were being examined, re?
porting to the doctor just how much
money the visitors had, and if there
were any bankbooks in their DOC
Mrs. Clarke said after the hearing
yesterday that she estimated $500.000
as a conservative sum made each year
by the quack doctors in this city.
"It is perfectly amazing," she went
on, "how much money persons will pay
them to bo cured of what they are
told are diseases. Commissioner of La?
bor Janus M. Lynch is enthusiastic
over the eruaade ere have been en?
gaged in, and v.e have already more
than 14,000 names collected from the
records of one doctor alone."
Investigator? at the courtroom yes?
terday told of experiences they have
found in their work, which will proba?
bly bo retold when the doctors are
brought to trial. A vial of radium
water, ordinarily sold at $x, was bought
by one man for $.100. A box of pills for
a seven weeks' old baby was purchased
at another place for the same Mim.
al other person, imagining ho had an
ailment, went to one of the institutes.
Here he tras told the cost of treatment
for his disease would amount to $150.
He protested he had only half that sum
in a bii'ik. Be was induced to sign a
check for $??., the initial cost, which tho
doctor had raised to $7'., drawing all
his -avings.
There will be introduced in evidence
at the trials a check for $200 given to
one of the best known of the prisoners
by a man in th?' last Mages of tuber
culosis. Ho was informell that he
could be eared for $500, and gave the
Continuel! on page ?1, rolumn 8
Which will be published in next Sunday's Tribune ex?
plains his pay-as-you-go policy, by which he is striving to
lift the city from the rut of debt accumulation.
This is the most important official contribution the Mayor
has made to any publication. Every taxpayer should read it.
That Beautiful New Supplement of The Sunday Tribune.
Order from Your Newsdealer To-day
Barnes and Murphy Were Allies,
Traded Votes to Make a Senator,
Both Tought Hughes, Says Colonel
^4ssl s???a????MHCi???V???^^
William M. Ivins, who so far has found no flaw in the Colonel'i
verbal armor.
Mills Bill Now Goes I
Body Backs It.
(Fmm a Staff VnrrrtrinrAr-.t nt TV Tr : ; -
Albany, April 2L The Assembly I
day passed Senator Option I? Mills's b
I to prohibit misleading advertisemer
bv a vote of 92 to 2$. Assemblymi
Charles K. Kice, jr., who handled tl
measure in the lower house, said it w
defeated when it came up before b
cnuse the members misunderstood i
provisions. He read the following tel
Kram, sen*, by the Merchante' Associi
tion of New York to Speaker Swec
Majority Leader Hinnian and himself:
"We urge in the strongest possibi
miinner that the Mills Senate Bill 1,71
on Assembly table, bo taken up an
passed, By reason of defects in th
present law the public is constantly d(
fraude.1 by false statements in the fort
of signs, pouters, circulars, etc., an
honest merchants are harassed an
harmed by this unscrupulous competi
"The Mills bill would effectivel
check this practice. It has been con
sidered with great care by the bes
business men of this city, and simila
legislation has been urged for severa
years past. No merchant, honest il
motive and practice, can object to it
In the interest of honesty and busines;
morals wo urge its passage."
The bill now goes to Governor Whit
man, who, it is believed, will sign it
The only members to speak against i
| in the Assembly were Joseph Stein
barf, Progressive, and Frank Aranow
The bill makes It a misdemeanor tc
use deceptive or misleading statement?
in advertising in any form whatever
The penalty is a fine of not less than
| $25 nor more than $1,000, or imprison?
ment of not more than one year, or
I both.
Boston Suffragists Have to
Organize Male Committees.
1. M?Sf?4?a tu T..' Tri'un?.]
Ho-ton, April 21. The women who
have boon lighting for and against the
?suffrage amendment to the constitu?
tion will have to organize male politi?
cal committees to collect and expend
their money.?, unless the Legislature
it to let down the bars. That is
the effect of a ruling handed down
yesterday by Attorney General ?\twill.
The law now provides that political
committees shall consist of at least
five voters, and must have a treasurer
and other officers. As far as can be
learned, members of women suffrage
and anti-suffrage organizations have
been collecting their own money and
spending it without these male com-1
Fugitive Politician, Coi
victed in Road Case,
Arrested?Is 111.
Hj Telegraph to T>.i? Tribun?.'
N'yack, N. Y.. April 21. Bart Dur
who for nearly a year had eluded t
officials of Rockjand County, was t
day taken into custody at a sanatonu
in New Jersey, and a New Jersey c
ficer i? now standing guard at the be
side of the Tammany politician ai
road builder, who professes to be sei
ously ill.
Dunn was located by Assistant Di
trict Attorney Haas and Under Sheri
Theodore De Noyelles, who learned fro
an affidavit filed by Dunn that he wi
st the Bancroft Sanatorium, Butle
N\ J. Early this morning the Rocklan
County officials went to Hutler, wher
after consulting with the county prosi
cutor, at Morristown, they were pei
mitted to enter the sanatorium an
place Dunn under arrest.
Tho man, who in 1912 was convicte
of highway frauds in Rockland Count
and sentenced to ten months on Blaci
well's Island and to pay a line of $50?
was, according to the supenntender
of the sanatorium, in a very seriou
condition, and permission to remov
him to Rockland County was refused.
Prosecutor Rood was again turned t
for assistance, and upon nis advice Mi
Haas secured commitment papers an
served them upon Dunn, who was for
mally placed under arrest charged witl
being a fugitive from justice.
In December, U'12, Dunn was con
victed of having defrauded the stat
on highway contracta in Rocklam
County. At the same time Joseph J
Fogarty, a state inspector of road work
was also convicted. Fogarty is nov
serving his time.
Pending an appeal to the Appellat
Division, Dunn was released on bail ii
the sum of $5,000. The higher court
affirmed the judgment of conviction
and when Dunn failed to surrende
himself to the authorities Justici
Tompkins ordered that the bail bond o
$5,000 be forfeited.
Dunn carried his case to the Cour
of Appeal?, but still refused to delivei
himself to custody.
A few days ago the Court of Appeal!
was asked to dismiss Dunn's appeal
The court ordered that unless Dunr
tiled an affidavit stating his place ol
abode and his reasons for secluding
himself the appeal be dismissed. Th*
order had the desired effect, and when
the Tammany leader in the 17th As?
sembly District recovers his health he
will be sent to jail.
Purchasers to Begin Taking It
from Museum To-day.
The public had its last view yester?
day, at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, of the Morgan loan collection of
period furniture and sculpture which
was purchased last week by the Duveen
Brothers. Edward Robinson, director
of the Museum, said yesterday that the
collection as an exhibit would be closed
after last night, and that he understood
the Duveens would begin removing it
this morning.
Some of the twenty-four pieces com?
prising the most important in this col?
lection, which cost the Duveens, it is
said, between S'l.OoO.OOO and $4,000.000,
are to be installed in specially prepared
galleries in the Duveen building, at
Fifth Avenue and Fifty-sixth Street.
Other specimens are to be sent to
Paris to be renovated by experts dur?
ing the summer months and returned
to the New York house in the fall.
"I Acted in Pursuance of What I Regarded
as the Highest Duty of Citizenship,"
Roosevelt Declares in Defence.
Tells How Barnes and Platt Demanded Right to
Make Appointments and with Murphy's Aid
Dictated Legislation and Ruled Government
?Syracuse, N. Y., April 21.?"I did it In purauanco of what i regarded
' as the highest duty of citizenship."
This is the motive Colonel Roosevelt gava In court to-day In defence}
', of the $50,000 libel suit brought by William Barnes, and of the statement
on which the suit is based. It was the motive that kindled his eye? ac ha
told of his turbulent term at Albany, and the motive that held the Juror?
rigid in their seats when the Colonel followed it with this:
"I intended to state there was corruption and rottenness In the et&te
government, and that it is due to dominance of methods in political life
typified by Mr. Barnes and Mr. Murphy, and by the way in which ths
two machines had worked together when their interest? were in common
and adverse to the interests of the public."
Roosevelt Quotes
from the Bosses
The?e are some of the statements
made by Theodore Roosevelt as a
witness for himself:
That Barnes said no one could be
appointed Speaker who did not
agree to carry out the wishes of the
organization and Mr. Platt.
That Barnes ?aid you couldn't
have party system without bosses.
That Barnes resented being called
a pat -image broker.
That Barnes arranged that Mur?
phy should have a free hand In the
election of I'nited States Senator In
That Franklin Roosevelt had pro?
tested at conditions in Albany,
where legislators were only pawns
who moved as the bosses directed.
That Barnes wrote to him: 'The
Idea of getting rid of bosses Is ab?
surd, so long as you have party
That Barnes told him the Reoub
lican and Democratic organ**.... ? ;
were in sympathy and would joir. in
defeating legislation tjiey oppj'.vi
backed by Governor Hughes.
That in making the statement on
hich the libel suit was Brought he
"did it in pursuance of what he re
arded as the highest duty of citi?
"Emergency" Measure. Sup?
posedly Dead, Resurrected Af?
ter Sweet Sounds Requiem.
(From s PtafT Cornarxiritent ?if The Tribune I
Albany, April 21. -The Assembly
Rules Committee, for some reason not
explained, to-night reported out the
amended cannery bill after it was con?
sidered dead. The action of the com?
mittee is considered an affront to Gov?
ernor Whitman, who Is opposed to the
I bill.
This bill, the last of the so-called
S cannery bills, as amended, provided
that women and children might be em?
ployed seventy-two hours a week dur
i ing "emergencies." It came up to-day
S on order of third reading. Just as it
was reached Speaker Sweet said:
"All bill? recommitted from now on
! will he killed by the Committee on
? Rules."
Hamilton Fish, jr., moved to roeom
I mit the canneries bill.
"All those m favor of recommitting
the canneries bill will say 'Aye,' " said
Speaker Sweet, who roared out the last
. word, and just whether the Assembly
' sent up a cheer or a roar of ayes none
could swear to.
When quiet was restored Speaker
i Sweet said; "The bill is killed I mean
j recommittpil."
A few hours afterward it was report?
ed out.
| The Stoddard aldermanic gerryman?
der bill for New York City, Backed by
the New York Republican organization,
was passed in the Assembly, being
taken up after it had been beaten on
the motion of its introducer. It re
, (lucen the number of uldormanic dis?
trict from seventy-three to sixty-one,
i and it is said will enable the Republi
! cans to control the board for the first
i time in years.
Democrats fought the bill, declaring
the proposed division of districts worse
1 than now. Minority Leader Smith ob?
jected to making the apportionment
according to the number of registered
voters rather than by the entire popu?
William Thaw, Relative of
Harry, Was in French Army.
Paris, April 21.?A report has been
received here that William Thaw, an
American aviator serving with the
French army, has been killed near
Verdun. The report has not been con
Arated. However, a postcard, dated the
17th, sent by him to a friend, showed
that he was m good health on that
i -
William Thaw was a nephew of
i Harry K Thaw. He volunteered in the
I foreign legion of the French array.
? It was the climax of his Ions; day on
' the stand, a day In which he told as
: much and a little more than the law?
yers permitted of the way New York
State was governed. The arch political
rebel of the century seemed to feel,
once he got Into the swing of his nar?
rative, that he was telling a story that
was bigger than he was.
His intensity, his vigor, demsnded
a Roosevelt for its proper telling. And
it was properly told. Not ell the
i vigilance of William M. Ivins In the
Interests of Mr. llames could shake
tho conviction that rang in the hard
bitten sentences of the narrator. Wait?
ing patiently for his opportunities,
Colonel Roosevelt swung on th? jury
and told them that they were the
pawns of pawns; that the men whom
their votes put in the Legislature were
themselves the meanost instruments
! of the state's real nilers.
Colonel More Cautious.
Though no less vehement, Colcnsl
Roosevelt was much more cautious
than yesterday. It was his day, and
he intended to make the most of >t.
Although Justice Andrews's ruling re?
garding the admission of testimony on
subjects not included In the pleading
' went against him, the witness, by
adroit interjections of "he told me,"
' got many a body blow home.
Thus, in describing a conversation
! between Mr. Harnes and William Losb,
' when tho latter wanted to know In 1911
whether Barnes would not support an
independent Democrat aa candidate for
i United States Senator, the Celonel
! flung this into the jurymen's fo:es:
"Mr. Barnes said no; his agreement
with Mr. Murphy was that Mr. Murphy
': was to have a free hand In the election
; of United States Senator."
Franklin D. Roosevelt the Celonel
; quoted trenchantly as follows: "Legis?
lators are only figureheads, or pawns,
i which are moved exactly as the bosses
behind them pull the strings."
The Colonel's fingers fluttered sug?
gestively, in the manner of one plan?
ning a chess move. Again the powerful
fingers clutched the air like talons, in?
dicating the grip in which tho bosses
held their men.
Nor were the handy quotations the
only means the subtle witne?s used to
ease his information Into the Jurors'
"This influence extends not merely
to such businesses as printing, but to
businesses of the worst," he started to
say, when prompt objection by Mr.
Ivins brought the Colonel up with a
round turn. Undismayed, he turned
guilelessly to Justice Andrews and in?
quired: "I can't say whet Mr. Loeb
said to me regarding the relation be?
tween crooked politics and gambling?"
With due solemnity the court In?
formed him that he could not, and
Co'onel Roosevelt turned sadly to the
jurors, who, of course, had heard every
Colonel Names His Sources.
An to tho sources of his Information,
Colonel Roosevelt mentioned Mr.
Barnes, William Loeb, John A. Hen
r.essy, William Sulzer, State Senetore
Davenport, Newcomb and llinman,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the representa?
tive of the Bayno committee, and arti?
cles by C. J. Connelly and the late
James Crerlrr.an.
His exp?riences as Governor with
William Barnes supplied the Colonel
with much information. The lste Sen?
ator Platt was brought in more than
once, the wily Colonel explaining that
certain conversations with Barnes were
continuations of others with Senator
Platt. Several times he began an in?
cendiary announcement with: "Sens
tor Platt called me to the old Fifth
Avenue Hotel. I told Mr. Barnes."
Almost pathetic was the Colonel's
description of his final break with Mr.
Barnes. It was at the Lincoln Day
dinner of the ReDublican Club, in ItrlO,
' and Colonel Roosevtl', srme.1 with a
lettat written Dy Thurlow Weed,
Barnes's grandfather, to Abraham Lin?
coln, served his ultimatum upon the
Republican leader.
? In lauifuage so vigorous, as to pre

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