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that has gone by. It is right that we should give thanks for the prosperity that has come to the Nation; and for the way in which this great people in the first flush of its mighty manhood is moving fonvard to meet its destiny, and to do without flinching every duty with which that destiny brings it face to face.

Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby set apart Thursday, the thirtieth day of November, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer.

Done at the Capitol in the city of Albany, this thirtieth day of October in the year of our [l S] Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

MATTER OF ASA BIRD GARDINER, DISTRICTATTORNEY — NOTICE AND SUMMONS

State Of New York

Executive Chamber In the matter of the charges preferred against Asa Bird Gardiner the District Attorney of the county of Nezv York Notice and summons To Asa Bird Gardiner, District Attorney of the county of New York:

You are hereby notified that charges of misfeasance, malfeasance and neglect of duty in office have been preferred against you by Thomas R. Spicer, F. DeWitt Wells, Charles G. Nadal, V. Everit Macy, James B. Reynolds, Oswald Garrison Villard, Adolphe Openhym, James W. Pryor, J. A. McKim and Arthur F. Crosby of the county of New York, and a copy of said charges is herewith served upon you.

You are therefore required to show cause why you should not be removed from the office of District Attorney of the county of New York, and to answer specifically each of the said charges within fifteen days after service of this order and a copy of said charges upon you.

In Witness Whereof I have signed my name and affixed the Privy Seal of the State at the [l S] Capitol in the city of Albany this thirty-first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

, DISMISSAL OF CHARGES PREFERRED AGAINST MAJOR-GENERAL ROE

State Of New York

Executive Chamber Albany, November i5, i899 Matter of the charges preferred against Major-Gencral Charles F. Roe by Brig. Gen. Butt Dismissal of charges

I concur in the opinion of the Adjutant General and the Attorney General. The power of the Major-General to take the action he did is so obvious under the law that it was almost a formality to consult the Attorney General. There is no room for difference of opinion as to what the law means. To assign quarters to a military organization in an armory is of course to use that armory for military purposes. There is not the slightest basis for the charges, and the Major-General commanding the Guard has acted in the matter not only in strict compliance with the law, but with entire propriety, and in the only way he could act consistently with the interests of the Guard and of the State.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF VICE PRESIDENT HOBART

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

I announce with profound grief the death of Honorable Garret A. Hobart, Vice President of the United States. He was a public servant of tried capacity and stainless integrity, who in his high office exerted an influence for good, the extent of which is best realized by those who had been most intimate with him. New York joins with the rest of the Nation in mourning his loss and paying homage to his high character.

Now Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, Governor, as a mark of the high regard and esteem in which the deceased was held by the people of this State, do direct that the flags upon all the public buildings of this State, including the armories and asylums, be displayed at half mast up to and including Saturday, November twenty-fifth, the day of the funeral, and request that the citizens of the State unite in appropriate marks of respect to the memory of the deceased.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany [l S] this twenty-second day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninetynine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

MATTER OF GARDINER, DISTRICT ATTORNEY — APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSIONER

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

In the matter of the charges preferred against Asa Bird Gardiner the district attorney of the County of New York

Charges having been preferred against Asa Bird GarDiner the district attorney of the county of New York by Arthur F. Crosby, F. DeWitt Wells and other citizens of said county and a copy thereof having been served upon the said district attorney with notice to show cause why he should not be removed from such office and the said Asa Bird Gardiner having filed his answer to the charges preferred herein;

I do hereby appoint Ansley Wilcox of the city of Buffalo the commissioner to take testimony and the examination of witnesses as to the truth of said charges and to report the same to me and also the material facts which he deems to be established by the evidence; and

It is hereby ordered that the Attorney General of the State of New York conduct the inquiry and examination in the prosecution of the said charges; and

It is hereby further ordered that the examination before such commissioner proceed with all convenient speed.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany [l S] this twenty-eight day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

LETTER TO THE FISHERIES, GAME AND FOREST COMMISSION

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

November 28, i899

To The Fisheries, Game And Forest Commission, Albany, N. Y.: Gentlemen:— I have just been called upon by a delegation representing the Brown's Tract Guides Association. I have had very many complaints before this as to the inefficiency of the game wardens and game protectors, the complaints usually taking the form that the men have been appointed and are retained without due regard to the duties to be performed. I do not wish a man retained

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