The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, February 25, 1910, Image 1
THE NORFOLK NEWS = JOURNAL , , . . . , NORFOLK NIOHKASKA. Kill DAY. KKIUM'.MIY ! > : > 1)10 ! ) A TRAITOR KICKED OUT YELLOW STREAK IN R. E. WIL LIAMS COMES TO LIGHT. FIRED BY LIFE INSURANCE CO. Caught In the Act of Secretly Working Up a Movement to Transfer a Thriv ing Norfolk Company to Omaha , Secretary Is Tossed Over Transom , II. E , Williams In no longer secre tary of the Elkhorn Life and Acci dent association of Norfolk. He was summarily llred at a meeting of the directors last evening. He has been guilty of what the officers consider gross treachery to the company , and when ho refused to comply with the request to resign he was simply kick ed over the transom and the transom J locked behind him. J. B. Maylard , vice president and auditor of the company , was placed In charge as secretary until other arrangements are made. Trick to Move to Omaha. Mr. Williams was caught In an ef fort to remove the headquarters of the company from NorfoU to Omaha , without the knowledge , consent or sanction of a single officer of the com pany except himself. A few days ago he Burreptlclously sent out a circular atrongly advocating the removal , and asking pollcyholders to vote upon the question as to whether the headquar ters of the company should remain in Norfolk or bo removed to Omaha. While these circulars purported to come from the office of the company and were sent out on company station ery , as a matter of fact they were sent from some other place , so that his as sistant in the office did not even know what was going on. He very carefully neglected to mail a single copy of the circular to any policy- bolder or member of the company In this city. News Comes Like Thunderbolt. The llrst known of the attempt to move the company was yesterday af ternoon , when one of the officers re ceived from a pollcyholder In an out- aide town , a letter containing copy of the circular and return postal card , asking what was meant by the move. The audacity of the scheme came as a thunderbdii to the officers of the company and a meeting was hastily arranged for last evening , when Mr. Williams was confronted with the evi dence and asked what he was trying to do. Mr. Williams very cooly told the directors that be proposed to move the headquarters and If they did netlike like the situation they might all re sign. \ He Is Instantly Fired. They declined to see things his way , but on the other hand requested him to resign Instanter. When his resignation was not forthcoming the board discharged him and elected J , B. Maylard as secretary. Mr. May lard immediately took possession ol the office and ordered Mr. Williams tc keep out. The Elkhorn Valley Life and Accl dent association was organized sis years ago as a Norfolk Institution and has been doing a splendid business having at the present time over $50 , 000 In first class securities in thi hands of the secretary of state , anc considering assets and liabilities ii Is one of the strongest companle li not the strongest In the state. A Norfolk Company. It Is officered by some of Norfolk'i leading business men , Dr. P. H. Salter tor being president and medical dl rector ; J. B. Maylard , vice preslden and auditor ; T. P. MemmlnBer , secom vice president ; Jack Koenlgsteln treasurer ; Burt Mapes counsel. Thesi men , with George D. Buttorfleld o Norfolk , Dr. Morris of Wisner , and J C. Osborn of Battle Creek , constltuti the board of directors. D. W. Ziegle Is superintendent 01 agencies. There Is no criticism of Mr. Wil Hams' method of handling the busl ness of the Institution. It Is a mutual company partlclpatci in by polieyholders residing all eve the northern part of the state , and be ins an Institution that Is making good the officers who are all Interested li the upbuilding of this city and th northeast part of the state and fos terlng as many sound enterprises li this section of the country as possible are particularly enraged over the ai tempt to remove the company t Omaha. The annual meeting of pollcyholder is to be held next week , when a nei secretary will bo elected. It was c this meeting that Mr. Williams ev dently Intended to spring his proxle to remove to Omaha , and If ho had nc been caught at It Norfolk would hav lost another first class Institution. MASQUERAOERS FIGHT A FIR Picturesque Scene When Nlobrar House Starts to Burn In Night. Niobrara , Nob. , Feb. 24. Special I The News : James Garvoy's house i have past 1 o'clock a. m. was parti burned. An overheated stove set soir of the woodwork on lire. A masqu rado ball was In full swing and mar of the dancers In their plcturesqi costumes helped to extinguish the fir Fay Melons Salt * Out. Enola , Neb. , Jfcb. 24. Bpoclal 'he News : Fay Miilouc , formerly of Ciiola , now at Nampa , Ida , , lias sold IH wholesale grain and feed business > the Caldwell Mill and ICIevator Co , no of the largest concerns In the oHt. Fay was elected manager at a , oed salary. "X E. Thompson In Lincoln. . ] ; ' ' ) , Feb. 21. I ) . 10. Thompson , " . 4 * ' - < lor to Mexico and now rcHld fy " .tho Pan-American rail- ay , an ' " this city fioin Mexico la New 4fcNl < ' will look after rlvnto Intel. " < 1 \\111 leave for hleago STILLNEARR EN DOLLAR HOG RICES FOR SQUEALERS CONTINUE - TINUE TO SMASH RECORDS. 9.70 PAID IN CHICAGO NOW hursday's Record Price , $9.70 , Was 5 Cents Higher Than That of the Pre ceding Day and Other Markets Re flected the Advance. Chicago , Feb. 24. Another step to- , 'ard tlio $10 hog of 1870 was taken oday at the Chicago stock yards when vo hogs sold at ? 9.70. This was an dvance of 5 cents per hundredweight vor yesterday's record price of 19.65. South Omaha , Fob. 24. Hogs sold s high as $9.30 here today , as against 9.35 yesterday. BERGE TO ENTER RACE. Nebraska Democrat , Tired of Running for Governor , Will Try New Plan. Lincoln , Fob. 24. George W. Berge , : iree times a candidate for governor , as about decided to switch , and Is ; ettlng ready to come out as a sena- orial candidate. Berge was nomlnat- d in 1904 , and made a strong race gainst Mickey. He was elbowed aside the two succeeding conventions for Shallenbcrger , and has made up his iilnd that if he gets into the race gain ho would simply divide the coun- y option and temperance vote and per- nit Mayor Jim Dahlman to walk off vlth the gubernatorial nomination. W. H. Thompson of Grand Island is he only man who has so far announc- d himself as a candidate for the dem- cratic nomination for senator. The ntest gossip Is that Congressman Iltchcock prefers his present certain- y In the lower house to the chances f losing out altogether. The one man that' ' most of the can- idates fear Is former Senator W. V. Mien of Madison. Mr. Allen insists hat ho has given no one permission o use his name as a candidate , but a ireat deal of pressure is being brought o bear to get him to announce him- elf. Although a populist , Allen has , -ery many warm supporters among he democrats , and county leaders like Ed. Falcoon of Richardson county , de clare he would easily win. Allen has been plugging steadily away at the law over since his retire ment , and insists that he is happy and prosperous and not particularly anx- ous to get Into the senate again by way of a terrific primary fight followed by a partisan contest. U , S , TO RETAIN ALASKA Marvellous Value of Coal Lands There Causes New Legislation. Washington , Feb. 24. The recent startling testimony concerning the value of coal deposits In AJaska giver before the senate committee on terrl lories by Manager Birch of the Gug genhelm-Morgan Alaskan syndicate : ias resulted in a movement In the sen ate In the Interest of permanent reten tion of the title to the Alaska coal de posits by the United States and bills looking to that end were introduced by Senator Boveridge , chairman of th ( committee on territories. The bills wore referred to the committee or public lands and Senator Nelson chairman of that committee , gave assurance suranco that such legislation would b < recommended. YOUR PROOFS , MR , PEARY ! Naval Committee Demands Evidenci That He Reached North Pole. Washington , Feb. 24. Peary's proof : that ho reached the nortli polo wen called for by the naval committee o the house. During his last leave of absenci from the navy department Mr. Pear ; worked under the direction of that dc partmcnt. A member of the nava committee said that they hud uothini more than "general reports" tha Peary had reached the polo and tha the committee felt that they should b furnished with something official. Snow Blockade in Dakota. St. Paul , Feb. 24. A dispatch froi Goodwin , S. D. , says that a Northwesi ern passenger train was stalled in drift for nine hours near that plac and that passengers were taken 1 wagons to the city , where they remuii ed until snow plows arrived and n leased the train. The Dakota an Black Hills express on the Northwes ern road arrived at Wlnona , Minn shortly before midnight , the fin through train to reach that city froi Rapid City In three days. The passei gers were weary and suffering froi the cold. FARMER KILLED NEAR AINSWORTH DYER CRUMB , POPULAR BROWN COUNTY RANCHER , IS DEAD. HORSE FALLS , THROWING HIM Vlr. Crumb wns Riding Across the Country with Five Companions He Was an Old Resident of Brown County Bachelor 50 Years of Age Alnswortli , Nob. , Fob. 21. Dyei 'rutnb , a prominent rancher residing ifteen miles north of Alnswortli , wat brown from his horse and lnstautl > tilled last evening about 6 o'clock Mr. Crumb was riding across countr > vtth live companions when his horsi oil , throwing him to the ground. Mr Crumb was an old time resident ol his county , a bachelor nbout CO years old. Mall Car Breaks Down. The mall car on the M. & O. trair running from Sioux City to Norfolk ast night , broke down at Hoskins. RAPS BROWN IN A POEM Mississippi Senator , Retiring , Preside : Over Senate an Hour. Washington , Feb. 24. Colonel Gor ion , the venerable senator from Mis slssippi , celebrated bis last official da ; n the senate by presiding over thai body for nn hour yesterday. When Vice President Sherman re sumed the gavel the senator handec over with it a piece of papep on whlcl 10 had been writing while occupying ho chair. On the paper appearei hose lines : sat in the president's chair today , When the senate was drowsy and thii Vnd a nice young chap was prattinj away Who had never had hair on his chin V bright little fellow by namcj of Brown , Who should be at home in his awn lit tie town Studying on some primitive institutioi The A , B , C's of the great constltu tion. 'vo been chased by the Kanks am have suffered from sin And have writhed In my bed from terrible riblo pain. But if God forgives me for where I have been ' 11 promise never to sit here again. ' Senator Brown of Nebraska , whi was speaking , is referred to in tlv poem. A SOUTH DAKOTA FIGHT. Huron Insurgents Plan to Prevent Re ) erendum Vote. Deadwood , S. D. , Feb. 24. It ii learned on excellent authority that i firm of Huron attorneys Is now pre paring papers in a suit that will b shortly filed in the state suprem court to prevent the recent law crt ating congressional districts in Soul ! Dakota from being referendumed. This is declared to be a trump car of the Insurgent republicans in th fierce battle Just commencing betwee ; the stalwart and insurgent factions o the party. The last legislature , con trolled by the Insurgents , passed a la\ cutting South Dakota Into two dls trlcts , thus causing the two congress men who are now elected at larg throughout the state to be voted on ii a much smaller section. The object c the law was to defeat Congressma Burke by placing him In a district coi trolled largely by insurgents and wit almost no stalwart counties. The stalwarts then got busy and cii culated petitions requesting the lai be voted on at the next general ele < tion in November. This was done ui dor the initiative and referendum la' In force In this state. Now it Is claimed that lawyers 1 the Insurgent ranks have dlscovere that It is contrary to law to reforei dum such an act as that passed by th legislature redistricting the state an that law must stand until repealei To prove their assertions they wi bring suit in the state supreme com against Secretary of State Policy , wh Is made the nominal defendant , t prevent him from placing the referei dum on the ballot to bo voted on. is expected that the question will b decided before the Juno primaries an in plenty of time so that If the suit : won both Congressmen Burke an Martin must be voted on in separnl dlstiicts in the Juno primaries. Shoul tills be the result , as anticipated I the Insurgent leaders , It would in a probability defeat Burke by leavlu him In a strongly Insurgent terrltoi and elect Martin for the reason thi the Black Hills and much of the dl trlct west of tlio river in which I would bo placed by the district law strongly stalwart. The insurgen would therefore gain ono congrcssnu by the deal. ONE LA FOLLETTE MAN QUITS , Senator Thomas Morris of LaCrosi Gives up Gubernatorial Fight. Milwaukee , Wis. , Feb. 24. Sonati LoFollette has bad four troubles Wisconsin this winter , In the form four aspirants for the republican noi inatlon for governor on the LaFollet slate. One of the four troubles disappear ! with the announcement of Bonat ThoimiB Morris of LaCrosse that he had decided to give up the race for the llrst place on the ticket , and would be Instead a candidate for the lieutenant governorship. Yankton Adopts Commission Plan , Ynnkton , S. D. , Feb. 24. This city adopted the commission form of gov ernment by a majority of 30 to 1. A light vote was polled. BACK SALARY FOR ELLIOTT FORMER SOUTH DAKOTA DISTRICT - TRICT ATTORNEY TO BE PAID. $2,599 AMOUNT STILL DUE HIM Elliott's Services From July 11 , 19C i , to March 4 , 1907 , Have Never Been Paid for Was Deposed by Former Senator Klttredge. Washington , Feb. 2I. Special to The News : Senator Gamble secured the passage of a bill appropriating $2,599 due James D. Elliott as salary I for services performed as United States district attorney for the dis trict of South Dakota rroni July 11 , ' 90C , to March 4 , 1907. Early In the administration of Presl- ent McKinley , Mr. Elliott was ap- lolnted United States attorney for lie district of South Dakota and his ppointment was duly confirmed. At lie end of the term- for which he was ppointed bo was re-appointed and erved a full second term. His sec- nd term having expired he was re- ppointed by President Roosevelt for nether term , and under this reap- ointment ho continued to serve after lie expiration of his second term from uly 1 , 1906 , until March 4 , 1907. Ow- ng to the purely personal and fac- ional opposition of ex-Senator Kitt- edge his re-appointment by President Roosevelt failed of confirmation with he expiration of the Fifty-ninth con gress , March 4 , 1907. UNCLE SAM TO AID CRAWFORD. Secretary of War Dickinson Changes Mind and Recommends Fund. Washington , ' FVb. ' 24. Senator 5rown and Representative Klnkald iad a conference with the secretary f war relative to a bill which they ointly introduced in their respective ranches of congress providing an ap- iroprlation of ? 50,000 to aid the city f Crawford , Nob. , in construction of water works , the present water sup- ) ly being polluted by hewage from 'ort Robinson. When the bill was riginally introduced the secretary of vnr was inclined to oppose it , In fact 10 did not see why the government hould aid the town of Crawford whatsoever. At yesterday's confer- 'nee Senator Brown and Representa- Ive Klnkald produced evidence tend- ng to show that the government , hrough Its military post at Fort loblnson , was fouling water now bo ng used at Crawford , greatly to Its letrlment and to the menace of pub ic health. Secretary Dickinson was so impressed with the arguments of he Nebraska representatives that he agreed to change his former decision ind send to congress a report favoring he enactment of the legislation sug gested whereby the town of Crawford may be aided to secure a water works system. The Government to Keep Faith. Washington , Feb. 24. The bill pro viding for the payment of overtime laims of letter carriers excluded from judgment or barred by limitation was favorably reported by the senate com mittee on claims February 21. A sim ilar bill will probably be considered ty the house committee on claims at its meeting next Monday. The car riers had boon Informed ollicially by the post department that the depart ment would settle with them for over time work , but it did not do so , and when carriers brought suit in the court of claims they were met with the plea of the statute of limitations wherever the pay had accrued more than six years before they sued the govern ment. The committee takes position that as the postofllce department told the carriers that it would pay , it Is not 3 equitable for the government to plead the statute of limitations to a suit. Special Bill for Nebraska Children. Washington , Feb. 24. Special tc The News : The house committee of public lands agreed to make a favor able report on Representative Kiiv kaid's bill to allow Fred K. and Lulu Smith to remain upon the homestead entered upon by their father some tor years ago In Loup county , to live upoi the property and make certain im provements and prove up within three years. It appears the father of tin children , aged now Ifi and 12 yean respectively , died about ton years ago The body of the homesteader , Smith was buried upon bis homestead am the homestead and the children wen cared for by neighbors. The statute of limitation ran against them ai heirs and it was found a special act o congress would be necessary to prevent vent the general land office under thi law from ordering the cancellation o th entry. AN ARREST IN VAUGHN CASE DR. J. R. HULL TAKEN INTO CUS TODY AT MONROE , MO. POISON KILLED PROF. VAUGHN Dr. Hull's Attorney Immediately Ap piles for a Writ of Habeas Corpus ; Warrant Issued on Instructions from Prosecuting Attorney. Monroe City , Mo. , Feb. 21. Dr. J. 11 lull was arrested here at 8:30 : o'clock his morning on a warrant Issued in connection with the death of Professor - ser J. T. Vaughn at Kirksvllle , Mo. , by Justice J. P. Carrothers at the re quest of Prosecuting Attorney Helger of Adalr county. Dr. Hull's attorney applied for a vrlt of habeas corpus as soon as the varrant was served. Later Goes to Kirksvllle. When the warrant which charges Dr. Hull with being implicated In the nurdor by poison of Professor Vaughn wns served , he was In consultation with his attorney , U. A. McClintoek , ) r. Hull submitted to arrest with much igltation and his lawyer rushed to the office of Justice Bell for a writ of 1m- jeas corpus to prevent the prisoner jelng taken to Kirksvllle. Although Or. Hull's lawyers started for the Jus- tlce's office , he did not ask for the writ. He announced late that no writ would be asked for and arrangements were made to take the physician about noon for Kirksvllle. Says It Was Natural Death. "I am confident It will be shown ; hat Professor Vaughn died from na < tural causes , " Dr. Hull said after his arrest. "I am well acquainted with lira and bis wife's family , and have .reated them all at times , and it is my opinion that Professor Vaughn was a sufferer from Bright's disease. "Full acquaintance with the facts ol iis death may show that it was poison Ing from Bright's disease and , ol course , explain his convulsions. I was not present when he died and had nol seen him for some time before that and only offer this as a possible ox planation. Says He Furnished Poison to No One "Whatever the cause of his death , ] have nothing to fear as I : mi innocent of It. I could have had no motive in the matter , and I assuredly did nol furnish any poison , In any form , tc any person who could have admlnis tered it to him. " Another Arrest Expected. Dr. Hull denied that he had visltet Quincy with the other suspect whosi name was frequently mentioned during the Interview , who has not been ar rested. rested.MOUfilEfl MOUfilEfl POLICE ARRIVE 200 Picked Regular Army Veteran ! Help Maintain Order In Strike. Philadelphia , Feb. 24. Mounted anc amply equipped for any kind of ser vice , the four companies of the Penn sylvania state police , numbering 20 < men , arrived here today ready to as sist the local authorities in maintain Ing order while the Philadelphia Rapic Transit company attempts to operaU its cars. The troopers are all plckec men , veterans of the regular army who have seen riot duty in all parts o the state. Their presence Is expectei to have a salutary effect upon the law less element that has been wreckhif street cars in different sections of thi city. city.The The first attempt to operate cars a night since last Saturday will prob ably be made by the company thli vening. The movement started yesterday b ; prominent churchmen to bring abou arbitration is regarded as an encout aging sign by the strikers who al along have claimed that all they de sire is a fair arbitration of their griev ances. The rapid transit officials maintaii there is nothing to arbitrate. The ; say they would not take back any o the strikers if they were willing to re turn , and say further they have enoug ; men to operate all their cars if the are given the proper protection. Th heavy sentences inflicted upon som of tlio rioters in the courts yesterda are expected to have a good effect 1 the work of maintaining order. On man was given six years and a nun her of others wore sentenced to term of two years each. The strike has had a serious effce on business generally. Telegrams have been sent to Pres dent Taft and Senator Penrose by th officials of the street car men's unlo saying. "Union men on strike here offe services for operation of mail an newspaper cars as was done throng ] out lubt strike. Company refuses t allow union men to continue to o ; crate mall cars and lias today orderc them off their mall cars by summat discharges. Interference with mall o orations therefore comes from tl ; company and not from the strikers Union mon claim the company is ii terfering with the operation of ma cars to give it n chance to ask for fe oral Intervention. Indict New York Milk Magnates. New York , Feb. 24. Eight dlrcctoi of the Consolidated Milk exchani were Indicted by the grand jury whl < CONDITION OF [ HiWtATHtR Temperature for Twenty-four Hours. Forecast for Nebrnska. Maximum 14 Minimum . t Average . 7 Haromoti'r JiO.lU Chicago. Foil. 1M. The bulletin is sued by tlio Chicago Htutlun of the United States weather bureau gives tlio forecast for Nebraska as follows : Generally fair tonight nnil Friday ; slowly rising temperature. I has been Investigating milk condi tions in tills city. Tlio names of those Indicted have not been made public. SHARDS'BOSS OF INSURGENTS HE WILL DICTATE DAKOTA CONVENTION - VENTION AT HURON TODAY. OTHERWISE , HE'D PUNISH THEM If the South Dakota Progressives Fall to Allow R. O. Richards to Run Their Convention , He Announces He'll Start Independent Move. Huron , S. D. , Feb. 21. To keep the ranks of the insurgents united for the battle against the stalwarts nt the coming state primary , the insurgents of the state will be forced at their conference today to accept the plat form of R. O. Richards. That they will accept is the belief of the pro gressive leaders already gathered here. Richards has announced that if the progressives do not willingly take over his platform he will be forced to head a movement looking to carrying out the advanced progressive policies. Richards , through the leaders , will submit resolutions asking that the office holders of the state be placed on a civil service basis. Taft will be endorsed but in no rousing fashion. Cannonlsm and Aldrichism will be de nounced. No party ticket will be named on the conference floor but the record of Governor Vessey will come in for commendation , and by agreement candidates will bo brought out to rep resent the prey , us-jlv s for nlovpn of- llces at the primaries. John Shrader of Rapid City will have the progressive support for con gress and Thomas Thorson is spoken of as a possible congressional candi date. As yet the rest of the plate is ndetermlned. In all probability a tate committee will be named on the ont'crence floor In the afternoon to ead the progressive fight. Bair Was Intoxicated. Burke , S. D. , Feb. 23. Special to The News : It was In a livery barn hat W. U. Bair , the farmer trampled o death under the hoofs of his horses icre , met death. He was intoxicated xnd was trying to hitch up his team vlien they kicked and trampled upon ilm. His Jaw was broken and he sus- allied other injuries. He was dead vlien the doctor arrived twenty min utes later. Ho was a bachelor and had relatives in Iowa. Lamro Votes to Incorporate. Lamro , S. D. , Feb. 23. Special to The News : A special election was icld here for the purpose of voting on he proposition of incorporating the own of Lamro and it carried by a vote of 82 for and 2 against. A NEW YORK SENSATION Jttleton , for Allds , Promises Startlinj Testimony. Albany , N. Y. , Feb. 24. The firsl day of Senator Jotham P. Allds1 replj o the Conger bribery charges was less a defense than at any time. Outline of Allds' case , laid before tlio senate by ills attorney , Martin W. Littleton was a burst of denunciation , invlctivc and accusation that , if proved , wouk ; ay the bridge companies , one of the most important industries in the state open to prosecution for both conspir icy to defraud and legislative corrup tion. In striking the bridge companies Lit tleton hit also Senator Benn Conger who witli ills brothers stood high ii the counsel of the bridge building com bine and still , it Is said , retains ai interest in the business. If Littleton carries out his promise ; he will prove , first , that the Congo charges and their support by Hiram G Moo are untruth ; second , that Alldt activity In suppressing legislation hos tile to tiio bridge companies in 190 was due to the orders of United State Senator Platt , the republican stat leader ; third , that Conger's statement are unworthy of belief and that test mony of many of his witnesses , quit as untrustworthy because they represented sonted corrupt corporations which 1 Littleton's own picturesque languag "have laid a trail of sllmo over flv states. " The afternoon was devoted to th examination of the clerk of the asscn bly , Internal affairs committee of 190 : in an effort to prove that Conger I that year deliberately Juggled cortal highway legislation until It came 01 of the committee In a form that suite the bridge Interests. ALL TAMMANY IN A PANIC MAYOR GAYNOR RIDES ROUGH SHOD OVER THE TIGER. HAS SAVED THE CITY MILLIONS The Great Tammany Hall Organlza > tion In New York City Is on the Verge of Collapse as Result of Gay- nor's Election to Mayoralty. New Yoik. Feb. 21. The New York Kenlng Telegram says : Unless Charles F. Murphy proves by March 1 to tlio rank and tile of Tam many hall that ho ean "deliver the goods , " with the present city adminIstration - Istration , there is likely to bo a shakeup - up In that political organization un precedented In Its history. Political stock taking after two months of the administration of Mayor Gaynor reveals a condition that bor ders on a panic. What has been re garded as the most effective political machine In the country Is now faeo to face with a situation it has not known before. The district clubhouses are for the most part deserted Many of the braves have stopped paying duos , some because they have lost their political positions and cannot afford It , and others , in olllce , because they can see no benefit to themselves In contributing. Leaders Sit Alone. The district leaders , who ordinarily after the election of a democratic mayor would sit in state and send for those they wished to punish or reward , now sit all hut alone in the deserted headquarters. The few who keep them company are there in gratitude for beneiUs received rather than In hope of favors to come. Mayor Gaynor has three years and ten months more to serve. No Tam many man cares to predict what the condition of the organization will bo at the expiration of his administration. In some districts there is talk of clos ing headquarters for a time , or of get ting cheaper rooms. Any district leader will admit that Tammany hall , as an organization , would be bettor off if Mayor Gayuor had been defeated. Then the lose of 'I * * * vruttf t' j which meaim not alone V'4l llstribution of places , but Influence with the administrative departments is well , would bo attributed to the ortunes of war. It Is hard work to make the Tara- nnny workers understand why , with he election of the man they worked or , cheered for , and fought for , the district leader cannot prevent the po- ice interfering with a corner saloon , obtain favors in the lire department and keep laborers on the payroll in lie park department. The district eaders are passing this responsibility on the Charles F. Murphy. They had loped when Mr. Murphy began his visits to the city hall that results would come , and they are waiting still. The Blows for Tammany. The mayor has administered a series of shocks to Tamamny hall. One has followed the other in quick iuccesslon. There has been a saving of more ban one million a year in the dls- iharge of men and the reorganization of the different departments. In the ire department enough men have been removed from easy details , a part of .hese by the installation of now and ip-to-date systems , to equip five flrt > - houses. A reorganization of the bu reau of street openings will save "mil lions , " according to his findings. Tammany has suffered the loss of : he enormous patronage that it had. in the ofllces of the borough presi dent of Manhattan and the Bronx. L'omptroller Pendorgast has been dis missing the Tammany men in the fi nance department. Expelled From Wall Street. New York , Feb. 24.- Clifford M. Washburn , board member of the firm of J. M. Flbke and company , was de clared ineligible for reinstatement by the governors of the stock exchange because of "icckless and unbusiness like" methods in connection with the collapse of the Hocking pool recently. This Is equivalent to the expulsion of the Hrm. Thomas F. Walsh Has Tuberculosis. Washington , Feb. 21. Private ad vices received hero from San Antonio today , say that Thomas F. Walsh , the millionaire mine owner of Colorado and Washington , is seriously 111 In the Texas city. One very close to him and who is kept constantly advised of Mr. Walsh's condition stated today that ho was a very sick man , although ho was in no Immediate danger. Mr. Walsh Is suffering from an affection of the lungs. Taft Addresses Big Dinner Crowd. Newark , N. J. , Fob. 24. President Taft , tlio first chief executive since Grant to vIMt Newark , last night ad dressed one of the largest and most enthusiastic dinner audiences he has met In all his travels The banquet was given by the Newark board of trade and more than 800 members and guests attended. Mr. Taft left hero at 11 p in. for Jersey City where his car was switched to the midnight train for Washington. Ho came to Newark by automobile from New. York.