Washington Post, January 3, 1907

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January 03, 1907

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1907, Washington, District Of Columbia Want ID Washington fort Ceaeh and bring quick results. II costs you nothing to try, to-day. To-morrow clearing and colder. Temperature 49; minimum, 32. NO. WASHINGTON: THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1907. -FOURTEEN THREE CENTS. Ti McClellan Names Dooling to Heaa Election Board. HAS McCARREN'S SUPPORT Mayor in Manifesto Says He Cannot Tolerate Murphy. Organization Had Recommended Reap- pointment of Voorhis as Commissioner, and He May Appeal to Courts to Con- tinue Him in Says Ho Has Ho Choice for Leadership of Tam- Appointments. STOLEN JEWELS SOUND. to Washington Post New York, Jan. McCleltan I to-day Issued a manifesto defying Charts F. Murphv and tlie Tammany organiza- 1 tion, as at present constituted The 1 atatement was given out by the mayor In connection the announcement that lie had appointed John T. Dooltng. a. lawyer of 68 William street, to succeed John B. Voorhis as commissioner of :lons. Commissioner Voorhis was reoom- manded for reappointment by the general committee of Tammany Hall. Mayor's Manifesto. The mayor's manifesto reads as fol- lows. "In appointing Mr. Doollng as the rep- resentative of the Democratic oreanl- zatlon of New York County on the board of elections, I take the opportunity to say that, as far as I can. I shall recog- nize and strengthen genuine Democracy In thli city and Invite Its support, but I cannot recognize the existing control In Tammany Hall, or tolerate any relations Its present leader. I "I have named a man of strict paity faith, the of the general com- mittee of the Twentieth assembly dis- trict, a member of the law committee of Tammanj Hall, and Its representative In legal affairs tbat require an expert knowl-, edge of the election laws. I He Has No Candidate. "I haie no candidate tor the leadership j of Tammany Hall, nor Have I the least desire to involve inyself with the aspira- tions of anv one who Is peeking leadership. There has been no time when J have had snth a candidate' or sought to control the organization. "I should like to have support of the Deinocwuic organization, I have clways been a believer in party re- sponsibility In administration, but If J cannot have that support under conditions which favor clean and efficient govern- ment, then I content-to do without It." McCarren with McCMlan. Standing close to the mayor. In his flght on Murphy, Is Senator McCarren, of Brookljn While Murphy Is making -the attempt of his life to have Senator JtcCarren from the Democratic State committee, thg Brookljn leader is choice "plums from the City Hail, and is busy night and da> the on bahtnd him by use of When the final show- down political prophets Mc- Carren will be tha strongest staff th.it uwyor has to rely upon. Ona of the moves which the mayor Is expected to make soon Is to e ve MoCar- rsn a bundle of patronage In the of tn city- marshals in Brooklyn. All of them have been selected from the faithful members of the McCar- machine, and thalr appointment fol- lows close upon the selection b> file of a McCarren mttin for depute trot cleaning jommlMloner cf Brooklyn In the opinion of political observers, this ll the most radical step that the mayor has taken since friendly political relations between him and Murphy ceased. Hith- erto he has refused to make appointments 4amanded by Murphy, but never before liae he turned down a man who was in- dorsed by the Tammany organization as each, Mr Murphy was not at Tammany Hall to-daj. and It waa said he was In confer- ence at Good Ground "with Chairman Con- nsrs, of the Democratic State committee. Tammanv leaders generally refused to discuss the manifesto in Murphy's ab- vence Voorhis May Fight. It understood that Commissioner Voorhis refuse to give up his office, and nlll tako the matter to tha courts There some question as to the law gov- the matter, some experts.holding that the mayor is bound to follow the recommendation of the general commit- tee, and others that he may exercise his own discretion Mr Dooling was one of the mayor's legal advisers last year In the proceed- Inzi in connection with W. K. Hearst's attempt to secure a recount of the bal- lots cast in the election of 1905. The mayor reappointed to tha board of elections Commlssionar Pago, Re- publican, of XeW York County, and Commissioner McGuIre. Democrat, of Kings 10 place of Dady, Republican, of Kings, he appointed Rudolph C Puller, a Woodruff man. The mayor refused to add anything to "his statement, and declined to com- ment on Gov Hughes' recommendation of a recount bill The mayor announced the appoint- meit of John B Pine Frank Millet members of the municipal art com- mission Certified Checks Stolen. Special to Tha Washington Peat. New York, Jan Dunn, of the Wall Street detective bureau, announced this afternoon that two certified and in- dorsed checks, Nos. 8 and 9, one for B.S-'X) and the other for drawn bv Herman Arpe and payable to Frederick Henjt s had been stolen The checks were certi- fied bv the Farmers Loan and Trust Companv, f2 .William street, and wers pavnble at the National City Bank. Anenssta. Charleston, Stammerrllle, 3 -So p m Unexcelled service via Penn. Atlantic Coast Line R. R Florida Infor- mation Bureau, 601 Penn. Ave. Gems Worth Are Discovered in Train Porter's Closet. Spoglal to Tbo Washington Foil. Savannah, Jan satchel con- taining'jewelry consisting principally of diamonds and valued at at least ?60.000, WOB brought to Savannah to-day by Con- i ductor T. H. Adalr, of the Atlantic Coaat Line. They will be restored to Senor and Senora Dionasius Miranda, from whom they were stolen On December EL the couple left New York for Tampa, traveling via the Penn- sylvanla Railroad and the Southern Rail- way. Tha Senor that day took from his safety deposit box the jewels belonging to wife. For a moment or so their watch over their treasure became care- less and then It was that the thief caught up the satchel and made his get-a-woy. Tha Mirandas soon discovered their loss which ftea reported to the Jacksonville police, who upon the complaint of Mir- anda arrested Mrs. L. C. Brown and Miss Buelah Belle Brown, her daughter, who had been on the car. At a prelimin- ary hearing however the defendants, who are said to be prominent New Yorkers, were released. In the meantime Merry Walton, a negro porter on the Atlantic Coaat Line train on Its way to Savannah, entered his closet and found there a satchel containing the gems. HE ARRAIGNS LAWYERS Bitterly Reproached by Angry Husband in Tombs. WOTHER-m-LAW IS HOSTILE Justice Gaynor Says They Make Trusts Possible. RAILROAD REBATES BOBBERY Mew York Jurist Tells Lawyers' Club of Buffalo that Attorneys in Various State Legislatures Pasa Laws to Nulli- fy Anti-trust Decisions of the Courts. Abuse of Power by Railroads. Buffalo, N. Jan. William J Gaynor, of Brooklyn, was the prin- cipal guest at the annual dinner of the Lawyers' Club here to-night. Hla subject was "The Responsibilities of the Bench and Bar." Ho kaid In part. 'Seventy per cent of the in ambers of our legislatures are lawyers They con- tiol the legislation of the country. They are therefore responsible for certain con- ditions existing in the country. The couits broke up the commercial trusts For in- stance, twenty ears ago the sixteen sugar reflnlng corporations entered Into an agreement by which twelve trustees appointed, and then the stockholders of each of them turned over their stock to these trustees, which, of course, gave such trustees absolute control of each of the corporations, and enabled them to elect the board of directors of each, and run all of the corporations as a unit. "Thus, sixteen competing concerns were turned Into one, and competition among them destroyed and prices controlled. In the same way the thirty-nine differ- ent Standard Oil corporations, dispersed all over the country and holding charters from the different States, were turned Into ono monopoly. Lawyers to the Rescue. "In 1890 the highest courts In New York and Ohio declared these combinations il- legal and dissolved them. But what did the lawyers in our legislatures straight- way do? Why, they passed laws to nullify the effect of these judicial deci- sions. They passed statutes enabling creation of corporations to acquire and hold the shares of stock of any other number of corporations without limit." Turning Tils attention to railroads, Judge Gaynor said the country's iron highways were frequently used to ag- grandiza certain individuals, firms, and corporations, and to destroy their rnals in business by favoritism in freight rates. He said favoritism enabled one to under- sell his rival and ruin him and drive him out of business. Rebates Are Robberies. The speaker said the granting of re- bates was a heartless crime, and said .that "the use of our highways to perpetuate It mado it AS bad as common, vulgar, high- way robbery, and that succeeding gener- ations would look back upon us as lost to moral sense to have tolerated It so long." He said that the lawyers had a respon- sibiliu for this ioi It never could have grown up except by their aid or ac- quiescence, and coulcTnot continue if they united in educating the community to responsible for the operation of trains on the division in which the wreck occurred Two of the others were sur- geons, one in the employ of the railroad, and the last was an expert nom the Weather Bureau, who testified as to the condition of the weather Railroad Men Testify. The railroad officials were C W Gallo- way, superintendent of transportation, O. H. Hobbs, superintendent of the Baltimore division, Metropolitan Branch, on which the wreck occurred, and Thomas F. Dent, the dispatcher on duty at tl Camden station in Baltimore who the or- ders for running of the trains While they were answering questions put to them by Coroner XeMtt, seizing, it appeared, every opportunitj to dwell upon the probability of the negli- S-ance of. the engineer as the cause of the collision. Engineer Hildebrand, in tiie cus- tody of an officer of the Ja-w. waited 'n, an ante-rpTOi to be called to give Plonattto the Witli U the fofti his ijatijjs who pesteaTat scsne. the wreck. They will b? placed on thp witness to-day Most of the testimony was in rsference to the block system of signaling in use by the Baltimore and Ohio, with special bearing on the signal oisplajed at Ta- koma Park, when No 2120, the equipment train, swept by that station Sur.dij night and crashed Into No 66 the Fredar'ck lo- cal, a few moments after the latter, filled with holiday visitors returning to Wasli- ingon, had arrived at the Terra Cotta station Says Rules Were Violated. In answer to a direct question, Mr. Hobbs, the division superintendent, as- serted positheiy that the accident was the result of a violation of tne rules But. at the same time, he exmamed fhat he could not give any specific rule, for tns reason that he had not sufBcicnt info'rna- tlon at hand Mr. transport lion sup-iin- tendent, said all engineers on the load are instructed to proceed with ca.itim during storms or in foggj weather, declared that had he been shown the re- port that the engineer of No. 2120. the "dead" had passed the red signal at Takoma Park, even had there ocen no wreck, he would have ordered the en- tire crew of the train out of service pei.ding an investigation It is one of the piinted rules of the he saio. and this he verified by producing a copy of the rules, that engineeis are not allowed to pass signal statiors when no signals are displayed The train siici-1.1 be brought to a stop, and an investigation made Train Dispatcher Testifies. Train Dispatcher Dent, who in his office follows the movements of all the trains on the division, testified that ho was apprised by the operator at Takoma Park at 39 or 6 40 that No 2120 had pass- e-i that station without needing the red signal. This was probably ten miutes, ho said, before he recelv ed a message from the conductor of No 66 telling him of the collision. Immediately after receiving tile message from the Takonu. operator, lie testified, he communicated with the op- erator at University station, receiving the reply that No. 66 was not in sight The dispatcher said he was certain from the information received that there was some trouble, and when a few minutes later the wire told him that two trains had met, he began without delay the work of getting- relief trains and doctors. The testimony developed the movements of the trains involved from the time they were both at Washington Junction, between 4 and 5 o'clock, Sunda> afternoon. until the accident took place No. 66, the passenger train, left Washington Junction, tor Washington on time. The "dead" a few minutes after- ward. Enginer Hildebrand, of the latter, r-ad special orders to run with caution because of still another 'extra train, a was at Bruns- wick, and bound the same way At Tusca- rora, No. 2120 passed this freight, and train Dispatcher Dent testified that the caution responsibility was thereby transferred i from' the engineer of No. 2120 to the engineer of No. 1865 Gained on the Passenger. The "dead" train gained on the passen- 9 ger train from this time on. The passenger train stopped at every station, and_ the special made no stons. No 66 had passed Takoma. when No 2120 was allowed Into the Mock at Silver Spring. The inquiry was marked by the pres- ence of two officials of the Interstate Commerce Commission, which has aifc- nounced that it will begin Friday of this week a rigid investigation of block signal- ing devices, with a view to gaining infor- mation in connection with the several disastrous wrecks that have occurred re- cently on different railroads. The officials were James M. Watson, chief of the saftey-appllance division, and L. JI. Wal- ;

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