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VOL. LII- NO. 224
NORWICH, CONN.? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS'
ROOSEVELT SEEKS TAFT'S AID
The Colonel and His Political Advisers
Worried Over New York State Situation
Tells His Callers that His Position in the Nev York Fight
has been Clear from the Very First Ex-President
Hurries to New Haven to Confer with the President
Taft Sympathizes Heartily With the Fight Against
"Bossism" Conference Lasted an Hour.
On Board President Taft's Train.
Alban. X. V.. Sept. 19. President Taft
s-n ! Col. Theodore Roosevelt met today
Ht St w Havre, Conn., for the second
time since the former president's re
turn from Africa. Colonel Roosevelt
e-rught the conference .with the presi
dent. It wa.i plain from all that h-ap-pfrfitJ
tt fere and after the meeting that
the colonel arc his close political ad
visers are nor a little worried over th3
situation in X'ew York state and came
t the iresioent for further evidence of
his moral support., "
This the president was glad-to give,
lie ;iia his position in tha Xew York
state fiaht had been clear from the
very first. He said he sympathized
heartily with the fight against "boss
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President Stands on His Position Fully
Mr. Taft reiterated the statements
h ', made in his letter to Lloyd C. Gris
ii, m. president of the X'ew York coun
ty republican committee, at the time
of l ho Sherman-Roosevelt controversy
over the temporary chairmanship. This
If'. tin, he addod. stated hi position
f'Jily rna accurately and he was stand
ing on it. abjiolutely.
Mr. Taft repeated anew to his callers
wat he said in the Griscom letter
that he favored direct primaries for the
f nomination of congressmen and state
legislators. He understands this to be
the purpose -of the Cobb bill as amend
ed by the Soth Low and Joseph H.
C'hoate memorial. He said , he hoped
that a declaration for such a primary
law would be written into th3 republi
can state platform and that a candi
date for governor in sympathy with
this movement would be nominated.
President Taft is not ready as yet
to admit the advisability of doing away
with conventions for the nomination of
etat officers from governor down. Mr.
Taft understands that 'both Gbvsrnor
Hughes and Colonel Roosevelt are now
practically in accord with his own po
sition, although the governor fought
at first for direct primaries' for all of
fices. 1912 Presidency Not Discussed. .
President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt
'd not discuss the presidency in 1912.
The president has not been advised as
to what Mr. Roosevelt's attitude tow
ard that campaign. From a source
-!os to the president it was learned
there was no occasion to discuss this
Mr. Taft's Position. V
' Mr. Taft's position is: Ha is willing
to run if nominated. If his friends
think there is a good chance for him to
tie re-elected, Mr. Taft feele that they
will see to his nomination. Mr. Taft's
political friends say if the American
people want him for a spcond term that
not even Colonel Robsevelt can pre
vent his nomination. If the people do
not appear to want him. Mr. Taft will
te only too glad to submit ' to their
H can be said that today's meeting
at Xew Haven, while it raar have been
successful in its "scenic effect," and
t moral advantage to the Roosevelt
leaders in Xew York Mate, was abso
luteiy barren of results as to any bet
ter understanding between the presi
dent and Colonel Roosevelt as to na
tional issues or their personal relations
In view of many recent, events.
Something in Nature of a Truce.
Something In ths nature of a truce
seems to have been arranged regarding
the X'ew York state situation. After
that is over event will shape them
solves. Colonel Ronssvelt himself is
said to have let drop the hint that as
to his side of the matter "something
wouin re cioine alter tne elections.
Mr. Taft is letting 1912 look out for
i'self. He -declared h3 has other mat
ters of concern at the moment. . r
Taft Not Hurting Renomination.
y-Mr. Taft is entirely' satisfied with
' the position he .has taken. . He is not
'. .Ait hunting for delegates or indorse
jnnts for renomination. Kven the
thought that Colonel Roosevelt may be
; In the fight against him does not ap-
' pear to disturb the president in the
Z.-least degree. He feels every man is at
P-rty to dv as he pleases, Colonel
Jioosevelt among the rest.
Old-Time Cordiality Missing.
There is no doubt, however, that the
shadow of 1912 hung over today's gath
ering. There was not the cordiality of
old between the president and the col
erne. Tt was the first time , they had
tt (rlnoe tha story -was given out at
Civster Ray that Colonel Roosevelt felt
?lr. Taft had "double crossed" him in
'w York and had "sold out to the
Ths. in return for a pledge of dele
rates In 1912. The president felt the
Injustice of that story keenly, it is said,
nd as a result that the relations be
tween him an Mr. Roosevelt can nev
er be the samp tonight.
Administration to Be Endorsed at Sar
atoga. T came out in ' today's -conference,
which, in addition trythe president and
.. Colonel Roosevelt. Lloyd Griscom. Otto
T'.annard and Secretary Norton attend
ed, that the administration is going to
f" endorsed at Saratoga. No mention
f Mr. Taft in 1912 will be made.
"It is not the province of a state con
tention to nominate any man for pres
ident two years later." said Mr. Ban
nard after the conference. "Connecti
cut did not do it. - Why should Xew
In this connection it became known
today that President Taft deprecated
the action of the Ohio republicans in
declaring for limn In 1912. He did not
thing he should be made an issue.
The Conference a Source of Gratifica
tion to Mr. Taft.
Todu'a conference, if Is "believed.
was a source f nitii h gi-arinVat ion to
Mr.-Taft and his frien Is. That his aid
aioiild be sought at this time, and . in
tlie matter thst it vvus.- after a some
Wlnit recent attitude of almost voui
jilete ignoring ot his adminstration or
existence, probably gave the president
Roosevelt's Thrilling Ride Across the
Sound. ' I . ' --
Tr meeting was not without its pic-
iresoae side. Cotori Roosevelt had a
hri!lin ride across Long Island Sound
In g. frail -wtor. boat, .. the-.Tarpon,
GLAD TO HELP
which was dangerously tossed about in
a heavy-sea. The. ex-president was
thoroughly drenched by the waves
which broke over the side of the boat.
The captain of the boat, although, he
startord for Bridgeport,- -put into Stam
ford. "Can you make Norwalk?" Colonel
Roosevelt inquired. ' r '-
"We night," replied the skipper, "but
the chances are we might not."
The conference lasted- little more
than an .hour, as the president had to
catch the 3.16 train for Springfield to
make connection there for Cincinnati,
toward which place he is journeying
ROOSEVELT WELL PLEASED
With Result of Conference
Oyster Bay, X. Y., Sept. 19. Well
pleased with the result of Jiis confer
ence with President Taft, Theodore
Roosevelt returned to Oyster Bay at
7 oe'lock tonight and drove at once to
"I had a very pleasant ' interview
with the president." said the colonel,
"and an entirely satisfactory talk on
the New York situation." "
He admitted that the national situa
tion was also discussed, but ha de
clined to repeat any of the conversa
tion.'' Tt was learned.- however, that
they did not take up the question of a
candidate for a governor of Xew York.
"When the colonel was ask?i whether
today's conference- would have any
bearing on his course in the' Xew York
state fight, he replied that his position
would be precisely what it has been. .
"There w ill be no compromise in any
way," he said. "This Is a straight fight
for decency in politics as against boss
ism." - r .
More emphatically than ever the col
onel reiterated his determination not
to accept the nomination for governor
of X'ew York. ' .. ...
In speaking of " the arrangements
which led iw'to his conference with
President Taft. Colonel Roosevelt, said
that it was planned originally that they
hould-me.t in New York. , President
Taft found, however, that it would ba
in-convenient for him " to go to New
YoMt and sent -a request ti Colonel
Roosevelt through Mr:; Griscom,' .presi
dent of the Xew York.' county republi
can committee, to meet him' in' "N.jw
Haven instead. Karle Dodge.' "trhro for
merly was Mr. Griscom's secretary of
embassy at Rome, came to Oyster Bay
from New ' York In his motor boat
Tarpon this morning, picking up the
colonel and starting across the sound.
Arriving this evaning at the Grand
Central station in New "York.. Colonel
Roosevelt had barely time to drive-to
tha Pennsylvania terminal for an Oys
ter Bay traim .
WILL NAME A SUCCESSOR
TO CONGRESSMAN SPERRY.
Interesting Developments in . Second
District Convention Today. ,
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 19. Inter
esting developments are expectad at
the republican congressional conven
tion for the Second district to be held
here tomorrow, when a successor will
be nominatsd, to succeed Congressman
N. D. Sperry. There are but two can
didates in the field. ex-State Senator
Frank S. Butterworth of this citv and
Col. Andrew X'. SheDard of Portland.
Both men have conducted an active
campaign and it is expected that the
work in the convention tomorrow will
be epirited. Tonight Mr. Butterworth
claims that he has 96 out of the 144
delegates credited to the convention,
and while Colonel Shepard has not
given out any figurjs he is equally con
fident of securing the nomination.
Headquarters f or ' Mr. Butterworth
were opened in a local hotel here to
night and the Shepard forces will be
on hand early tomorrow morning.
NEW YORK'S ACTING MAYOR
AFTER POLICE COMMISSIONER
For Failure to Suppress Disorderly and
New York, Sept. 19. Police head
quarters was wondering tonight, how
long ComrnVsioner Baker will sit at
his desk. Acting Mayor John Purroy
Mitchel rebiikad the commissioner a
few -days ago for the laxity of the po
lice in not suppressing gambling and
disorderly houses, and tonight the act
ing mayor motored to St. James and
spent two hours and a half with Mayor
Gaynor. Before he left he said: "I
have Mr. Baker's raply to my letter and
I am going to -consu4t with Mayor
Gaynor about it."
"Do you consider the replv insubordi
. "I shall not make the reply public,"
parried Mr. Mitchel. "until after I have
talked with the mayor, and in the
meantime yoti must draw your own in
FAILED TO FLY OVER ALPS.
Aviators Start in Switzerland but
Heavy Wind Forces Them to Land.
Brig, Switzerland, Sept. 19. Though
the weather was unpropitious for the
bold undertaking. - Mr. Weymann; the
American, and George Chavez, the Pe
ruvian, attempted the croEs-Alns aero
plane flight today.- Both failed, but
not until they had given prettv exhi
bitions of high- flving that promised
bette success in fair weather. - .
Brig, Swit'z.. Sc(it. 19 The wind blew
strong through the day. preventing any
further attempt at riiakinir the llish't
over Siiuplon' pass. .
Larceny of $314,204 Charged Against
James T. Lennox.
Lawi-en.-e, Mass.. Sept. 1 9. -Larceny
of $314, 21)4 on -' twenty-five counts -is
charged, against .-James T. Lennox,
member of the bankrupt firm of Pat
rick Lennox Co. of Lynn, in an in
dictment returned today by the Essex
county grand jury. bench warrant
was issued; for his arrest bv Judge
Schofield. but he could hot re located.
The Lennorf firm, one of thr largest in
Lynn at the time, went to the wall in
l?07 with nearly JJ.OW.OOT liabilities...
' Moscow, Russia, Sept. 19. The .Prus
sian lieutenants. Heinze and Wenzel,
who were arrested charged with being
spies, were released today, v
Bordeaux. Sept. J9. Aviator Morane
won the speed prize at the flying meet
ing here today, covering twenty kilo
meters, about thirteen miles, in 16 min
utes, which is a world's record.
Manchester, Eng., Sept. 19. The Fed
eration of Master Cotton Spinners met
today and decided on a general lockout
on October 1, unless the Fern mill dis
pute at Oldham is settled before that
date. 'In the event of a lockout .150,000
operatives will be affected directly. '
Paris, Sept. 1-9. The Prix : de La
Marehe, for 2 year olds, S800, distance
seven and one-half furlongs, was run
at Saint Cloud today, and won by W.
K. Vanderbilt's Lapire. In the Prix
Deschantepies, a selling race for $800s,
distance ten furlongs, Mr." Vanderbilt's
Sampietre finished third.
Pretoria, Uniow of South Africa, Sept.
19. It was officially announced today
that General Louis .Botha will retain
the premiership, notwithstanding- the
losses sustained by the nationalists in
the recent elections to the new federal
asesmbly, and his own defeat at the
hands ot the unionist candidate. Sir
Percy Fitzpa trick.
Milan, Sept. -19. A depatch 'from
Montevideo, Uruguay,' announces the
arrest at. Buenos Ayres of the leaders
of the radical party, who are- accused
of being implicated in a plot against
the life of Jose Figueroa Alcorta, pres
ident of the Argentine. President Al
corta is now in Chili attending the cen
tennial celebration of that republci. He
was in Santiago on Saturday.
SALEM HERMIT'S ESTATE
' SHRINKS CONSIDERABLY
His Wealth at First Estimated at $10,-
Salem, Mass.. Sept. 19. From a con
servatively estimated fcealue of $3,000,
000, the estate which Isaac C. Wyman,
the Salem hermit, left to his alma mater,-
Princeton university, for found
ing of a graduate school, may shrink
considerably, according to the inven
tory of Mr. Wyman's estate, filed in
the probate court here today. When
Mr. , Wyman died his wealth was -at
first estimated at 10,000,000. mostly -in
real estate, but this sum wafs soon cut
down a third. The, inventory,- as filed
today, accounts for real estate in Mas
sachusetts to. the value of J538.182, aid
personal property in stocks and bonds
representing all such possessions - of
Mr. Weyman, worth JS2L619.
CONTINUES TO IMPROVE.
Plans to Return to His City Hall Desk
- October 3. ' , '
New York, Sept. 19. Robert Adam
son, the mayor's serretary, said tonight
that -the mayor's condition continues to
improve. - '
"It is true," he explained, "that he
has had pains on the right side of his
head-since he was shot, but they are
due to neuraigia. - It is .true also that
his voice is, husky and low." This is
because he has been compelled to do
too much, talking since . he -left the
hospital.-. ' ' - - ..-'
"The .mayor. plans to return to his
desk at City hall on October 3, and in
the .meantime to do as little talking as
i NEW. YORK STATE POLITICS.
Progressives Claim 570 of 1015 Dele
gates to Republican State Convention.
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New York. Sept. 19. The claim that
the progressives will control 570 of the
1015 delegates in the republican state
convention a - working majority was
made tonight by close friends of Lloyd
C Griscom.Who is managing Theodore
Roosevelt'3 carhpaign against the "old
guard."- .Delegates in thirty-five as
sembly districts of Manhattan and the
Bronx were elected tonight. For the
most part the district meetings were
quiet and merely recorded the voters'
will as expressed in. last week's pri
maries. TJtica, N.- Y., Sept. 19. The insur
gent or progressive republicans of
Oneida county tonight scored a vic
tory in the skirmish preliminary to. the
A resolution endorsing Vice Presi
dent Sherman, for temporary chairman
of the state convention -was defeated
in a caucus in the town of Vernon.
PIERRE HERITIER AND WIFE,
Fugitives from Connecticut, Commit
ted to the Tombs.
- Xew York, Sept. 19. Pierre Heritier
an his wife, Honorine, who were arrest
ed here Saturday as fugitives . from
Connecticut justice, were committed to
the Tombs today, to await extradition
Affidavits made in Connecticut charge
them with an attempt to poison Wil
liam L. Searles. a wealthy retired mer
chant of Rowayton, in whose family
they were employed.
" Horatio D. Chapman.
Easthamptbn, Conn., Sept. 19. Ho
ratio D. Chapman, 84 years old. a for
mer member of the state legislature
ar.d a veteran of the civil war, died1
at his home here today. Mr. Chapman
went to California during the rush for
gold in that state in 1849, and on his
return made his home here. He served
as corporal for three years in Company
C, 20th Conn. Vol., and- was a member
of Mansfield post, G. A. R.. oS Middle
town. Besides holding many minor
town offices under republican adminis
trations, he was at one time a county
commissioner for Middlesex county,
and a member of the house of rep
resentatives in 1901. He leaves four
Suit to Set Aside the Will of John
New York, Sept. 19. Sujt to set aside
the will of John Wallace, a former
stock exchange -member, who left an
estate valued at $2,000,010, was begun
today in the name of his son, - Allan
Wallace, a great-grandson of Commo
dore Vanderbilt. who received only
$750,000 as his inheritance. ' It i al
leged that at the time he executed the
will the elder Wallace was of unsound
Death of Late Archbishop of York.
: London,' Sept. 19. The Most Rev.
William Dalrymple Mac Luan. late
ar-'-hbishop or- York, died here today
from pneimvuiiia. He was born at KJ
inburgii in 1826. He seri'eti in the In
dian army. in 1S47-52. retiring as lieu
teiiaut. He w8 oidaineii deacon In
lS'.t. He held the oftice ofnvlibih.)i
of york frora- 1891" to 1S09.
A Pea! Benefactor. -
" If ' Prof. Garner, who says he can
tach Tnorrkevs to talk. , 4-011M only
tea-oh the further evoluted to say -less
and think more he mieht claim "to be
a benefactor.- - Louisville Courier
JottmsJ . . .
Public Schools '
SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF
MIDDLET0WN TAKES ACTION
Owing to . the Epidemic -of Infantile
Paralysis Fourteen Cases in Nine
v Days and Three Deaths.
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Middletovvn, Conn., Sept. 19. The
board of education, at a special meet
ing tonight ordered the public schools
of the city closed for an indefinite peri
od owing to- the epidemic of infantile
paralysis Which has developed in - the
past week.' St. John's parochial school
was also ordered closed by Rev. Dr.
Donpvan, pastor of the parish. ' r'
" " Fourteen Cases, Three Deaths
Fourteen cases of the disease 'have
been reported -within the past nine
days, and three deaths have resulted.
Fear of - the disease, led -many families
to send thair-. children to out of town
schools, . and .the ' schools opened
this morning with 235 absentees out of
an average attendance of 1.S00. . Two
of the victims of the disease' were
members of tha senior class of the high
school-and the decreased attendance. in
that particular department was mark
ed. "... . ' V . .".'- '
' None of the pupils of the parochial
eehoo!,' numbering 600, have been at
tacked by the disease, and the- school
was closed as. a precautionary meas
ure. . .- . ' - W -. -
Senate Investigating Committee Ar
rive at Chicago tq Consider Charges.
Chicago. Sept. .,19. Senator Jjulius
CV Burrows of Michigan, chairman of
the senate committee which is. to in
vestigate the election of Senator Will
iam Lorimer of Illinois, arrived here
today with others of the committee,
and prepared to take up the consider
ation of the charges that the election
of the junior senator from Illinois .was
tainted with - bribery..;;
The initial session, which is to be
held- in the Congress hotel 'tomorrow,
will -be devoted to arranging the pro
gramme for the sittings of the com
mittee and will' be. executive.
With the exception of one member
of tli senatorial body, Senator ..Mor
gan Q. Bulkeley of Connecticut,' chos
en in "place of Senator William B.
Dillingham of Vermont, who is ill, all
the members of the committee are
lawyers. - Thsi is expected to simpli
fy the' hearing, for each committee
man will be competent to decide tech
nical points: of procedure which oth
erwise might . be puzzling.
"The ' committee itself must deter
mine what will be the course' of pro
cedure," said Sentor Burrows; "That
will be done tomorrow." .-;
- Senator ' Bulkeley may not ybin' his
tolleaguts until the session in Wash
ington., . .C. : ; ' ..
THREE BALLOONS QUALIFIED
AS AM ERICA N- CONTESTANTS
In the International Race Which" Starts
at St. Louis Oct. 17. ' '
Indianapolis, Ind.,Sept. 19. If they
have not met with disaster, or landed
safely at some isolated spot from
wnich they have not been able to re
port,, these three balloons and their
crews have qualified tonight as the
American contestants in the. interna
tional hailoon race which will start at
St. Louis Oct. 17: v
New York Clifford; R. Harmon, Xew
York;, pilot: Thomas Baldwin, New
York, aide; not sighted.
. Buckeye J. U. Wade. Cleveland,
pilot: A. H.. Morgan, Canton. O., aide;
sighted at Charleston, W. V., 7 p. m.,
Miss Sophia W. W. Asman, St.
Louis, pilot; P. J. McCullough. St.
Louis, aide; sighted at Pomeroy, O.,
8.45 a. m. Sunday: ,t .
Nine balloons started in the Ameri
can . elimination race at the Indian
apolis epeedway Saturday afternoon.
Four started in a free for all contest,
and all of them are down. The sixth
of the starters in' the elimination race
to alight was the America II, which
landed at Warrenton, Va.. at 2.20
o'clock this afternoon. Allen R. Haw
ley, Xew York, .was the pilot, and Au
gustus Post, New York, his aide.
NORTH CAROLINA CITIZENS
' ' IN PURSUIT OF NEGRO
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Who Fatally Shot Chief of Police J.
M. Staltings. '
Wilmington, X C, Sept. 19. Chief
of -police- J. .Stailings of Spring
Hope. X. C, was fatally shot and has
been sent "to a hospital in Richmond,
Va., for an operation, while practi
cally , every, citizen of the town and
vicinity has joined in the pursuit of
Norman. Lewis, a negro, charged with
retailing liquor. -
The negro was, found in his house,
and was ordered by the officer to come
out. Lewis told-his wife to extin
guish, the lights a nd open the door.
This beins done, the negro fired at the
officer with a double barrelled shotgun.
A - metal -badge pinned on the police
man's . breast - probably prevented the
entire load taking effect and killing
him instantly.-- The negro may be
lynched if he is caught.
Gifts to Yale University Totalling $60,-
' :" ' '.600.. " ..
. New" Haven Sept.' 19. Gifts to Yale
university totaling- $80,000 were an
nounced at a meeting of the corpora
tion, here today. The largest was one
of $50,000 from the estate of John B.
Collins - of Fort ' Worth, Texas. - of the
class of 1881, to-be disposed of by
the directors of the 1881 class fund.
The second gift, one of $10,000 in se
curities, was from an anonymous giv
er, subject to a life interest, to be used
as a fund, to, purchase books for the
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Burned to Death by' Explosion of Nat
. ' . ' ural Gas.
Oswego, N, Y.. Sept.- 19!' Mrs. Carrie
Salisbury and Mrs. t "Elizabeth Hadley
were burned to death by aii explosion
of natural gas in -their home near here
today. They mimlled gas antl started
lo investigate with. ..a -lighted l;imp..
As they entered the. kitchen the accu
mulated gas exploded. Mrs. Iladley's
body was burned to a' riisp. while Mrs.
Salisbury iutr.yjng to ai-rt her compan
ion received burns which caused .death
within" a few iiiotnfints. ,
Two Aeronauts Practically Exhausted.
Warrenton. Va.,.' Sept. 19. The bal
loon America II.,. with Allen P. Hawley
as pilot and Augustus . Post . as aid.
landed today at 2.20 -o'clock." three miles
southwest ef fhiy place. " The balloon
was in the air 44 1-3 hours, and the
two aeronaut - were practically ex
hausted. ; . ; .- -
' A Cabinet Crisis in Bulgaria has been
ministry. - . ". ' '." -
Expulsion of Jews from Kiev, Rus
sia, continues. ' : :
The Miners Conference at Cardiff
voted a strike of the 200,000 Welsh coal
miners. ; - . 1
Reports from Russia, Italy and Ger
many indicate, that the - e-pidemic of
cholera. is abating. : s - .
President- Castro ic Being Accused of
organizing a plot, against the present
executive of Venezuela. , ,
1 District Attorney .Whitman of New
York announced his intention of organ
izing a gambling bureau.
The Pope Will Create Nine new car
dinals , at the nxt consistory, but none
o them will be American.
- Jose Montoya cf Silver City, New
Mexico, shot and killed three cowboys
after they had killed his son.
' The Weather''Has Been So Rough on
the southern drill grounds that the
target- practice of the battleship fleet
Dr. F. W. Lange of Seranton, Pa.,
caused the arrest of E. D. Gleason, an
inventor, on charges of "forgery and
.The Steamers Lusitania, Baltic and
Lauretania, which sailed yesterday
from British ports for Xew York, car
ried 5,700 passengers.
' . The French Military Authorities are
delighted over the achievements of
aeroplanes and dirigibles during the
recent military manoeuvres.
Organizers of the Egyptian National
congress protest against the French
government's action in refusing to per
mit their meetingto be held in Paris.
The Arrest of Spies in Germany and
England "brings to light the fact that
espionage is practie?d by officers of the
rival armies in all European countries.
Major Mott, the American Attache
to the embassy in Paris, says France
has proved that the aeroplane, in com
petent hand;?, is Avorth 1,000 men for
scouting purposes in war.
The Paris Temps Confirm the' report
that Turkey and Russia have shtered
into a military alliance and that the
convention indicates Turkey's rapproch
ment with the powers in the triple alli
ance. . ' - ' ' 4 ;'" ' ' . . "
Dr. Alexander PetrunkOvitch, at
present an honorary ' curator in the
American museum of natural history,
was appointed Monday by the Yale
corporation an instructor in zoology in
the Sheffield Scientific school.
Peg Woofingtoni by Longfellow, out
of Ballot, and one of the oldest of the
famous brood mares in America, be
coming frightened Monday by light-J
n:ng at Major T". C. McDowells Asn
land farm, at Lexington, Ky., ran into a
tree and killed hersalf.
Mrs. Parti Henrici, who recently at
tempted: to commit suicide in NewYork
"by jumping into the Eaet rivershbt
herself at Spartanburg, N. C! Monday.
Her husband, who- was formerly - em
ployed .on; the New York Herald, is at
present city editor -of therSpartanburg
Herald. . - . -; - - , '"!':. , - ": - "
' An Unlimited Treaty of Obligatory
arbitration between the United States
and Great -Britain is the hope of the
American sor-iety as a result of the
proposiiton tl'.at the -two countries join
in 1914 in a celebration to observe the
completion commensurate with 100
years ' of peace between them.
In the Yale Medical School, yes
terday. - Dr. Yandell Henderson Was
promoted to a full professorship in
physiology. Mason Trowbridge of the
class of 1302 was chosen to give in
struction, in debating.in the college and
Prof. Charlton Lewis was granted a
leave of absence for the present uni
versity year. . . ;
FIRST LONG CRUISE. SINCE
v AROUND THE WORLD TRIP
Big Battleships and Torpedo Boats
Soon to Head for European Ports. -
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Washington. Sept. .19. Only a few
weeks intervene before the sixteen big
battleships and torpedo boat squad
ron will head for European ports on
their first" lonr cruise since the all-around-the-world
trip achieved' by the
Atlantic fleet during the Roosevelt
administration. Meantime the navy
department, which already has an
nounced the itinerary, is working out
the details of earing for the vessels
and its personnel.
The battleships will leave their home
ports November 1 to mobilise in mid
ocean and the cruise has been divided
so as to give as much division- com
mand experience as possible. The ves
sels will spend Christmas at Gibraltar
and will get back to Guantanamo for
winter manoeuvres about January 18.
SECRETARY BALLINGER SUED V
BY A REALTY OPERATOR
In a Case Involvina Valuable Land in
Washington, Sept.. 19. Richard A.
Ballinger. secretary of the interior,
was sued in the supreme eourLof the
District of Columbia toaay by Emer
son Smith, a realty operator of XTew
Mexico, who complains that after giv
ing a final decision in his favor in a
case involving valuable land adjoin
ing the town of Clovis, X". M., acquired
by Smith at a cost of $8,000. the sec
retary reopened the case without au
thority of law and awarded the land
to another who seeks to oust Smith
upon a technicality.
The secretary was restrained from
carrying his decision into effect pend
ing a bearing which was set for Sep
STATUE OF HENRY CLAY
' . STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
An Arm and Leg of the Figure Shat
Lexington, Ky., Sept. 19. Lightning
today struck the statue of Henry Clay
in the Lexington cemetery, shattering
an arm and leg of the figure. The
memorial ' was unveiled ' in "July and
took the place of a similar monument
which was siruck by lightning in July,
io3. Part of, the cost of '$J2,uoO ' was
defrayed- . by a . legislative.' appropria
tion. The storm today waa .one. of the
heaviest ever known here and its total
damageas estimated ax, b0.uo. Every
lire alarm box iu tins city was put
out of cummiaaiou, .ana telegraph .and
telephone communication was damag
ed. Nearly five Inches of rata fell. -
Nominated for. Congress.
Chattineoga. Tenn.. Sept. ' 19.-Th
republicans of -the Third eongressioR jl
district in eonyenton here today nw
natd Major Charles R. Evane, nephfw
of H. Clay Evans." for "Or-grega. Jittfge
J. A. Moon ! the democrats nominee.
G. A. R. neet
At Atlantic City
HANDSHAKING BEES AND COM
Unofficially Discussed Grumbling over'
Railroad Rates Proposiiton .', to
Change Encampment Schedule. :
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 19. This,
summer resort today unconditionally,
surrendered to the Grand Army of the
Republic. The greater part of the day''
was devotsd to registering at the .
booths at the commander in. chief's,
headquarters, handshaking ; bees and "
meetings of committees in preparation .
for the business which will come tip '
during the remainder of the ,wsek. .
Permanent Camp Site.
. This afternoon the veterans -discussed .
unofficially the proposition for a per
manent camp site to be established in
some city geographically near the cen- -.
ter of the country. Advocates- of the '
plan say that this would make it pos-
sible for nearly-every enrvivor of the
Civil war to attend the encampments,
because of the curtailment in railroad ;
Lower Railroad Rates Wanted.
There is considerable grumbling over ;
what the veterans term "unjust dis- '
crimination" with reference to railroad .
rates. An effort is being made to have
a resolution adopted asking federal reg- .
ulation of traffic rates to all subsequent .
"The railroads of this country will
grant a rate of one cent a mile for eur
next national encampment, or there
will be no encampment," is th-s state
ment of Edward Watson, commander '.
of V. S. Grant post, Chicago.' Thla '
sentiment seems to prevail among a
majority of the veterans. -Veta
Opposed to Changing Schedule.
The question of changing the pres
ent schedule of an encampment every
year to a meeting every two or four
years is being met with opposition by a
majority of the veterans. . . .. .
"We will hold an encampment every
year as long as we can rally a cor
poral's -guard,'' said Col. "Jack" May
nard, the old member from Washing
Revenue Cutter Survivors Want to Be-,
come Members. ...
' Tha survivors of the revenue cutter
service, who have made repeated ef
forts to become members of -the Grand
Army,, hope to gain their point during
the' present encampment, according to .
rumors today. . '
Tha opposition to accepting them by
the Grand Army -n as the result of the
contention that they were . officially
under the treasury department and not
the naval authorities. ., .
Big Reception on Steel Pier. .'
v Tonight tha commander in chief and -hisjrien
were given , a big reception on '
tfie"steerpier at which there Were:fulty
ten thousand of the veteranC"" The af-
fair was given-by the women's c'tiaen.'
committee: ..Later. the Sons of. Vetar- .
ans gave : a similar ' function at tha .
Hotel Rudolph, assisted by. their aux
iliary. '- ! ' .".'. a V ;
. CHICAGO GIRL'S BEDROOM .
Arrested Later When Boarding .. Stree
Car Shot Girl's Father.:
Chicago, Sept.' 19. William Jones,
a negro, was partly identified late to-
I day as the slayer of Charles. D. Hiller,
nau najs auui ui ucicuuuiir m utLUftn-
ter' from an intruder, who entered
through their bedroom window.
Jones succeeded in concealing a bul
let wound in h; wrist for hours while
being grilled by Police Captain Collins.
The injury ' betrayed itself when blood
began trickling down the colored man's ,
Hiller was chief local freight clerk ,
of the Rock Island road. He' was
aroused early tls morning by the
screams of his daughters, Clarice, aged
aged 18, and Florencejyaged 12, who
slept together. Florence has told Cap
tain Collins that the clothing worn by
Jones tallies with that in which her '.
assailant was garbed.
In answer to the cries. Hiller rushed
to the bedroom and grappled with the
intruder. They rolled down the stalra
locked in each other's arms. Then the
negro began firing, three bullets enter- '
ing the . railroad man's body. His
grasp relaxed and the murderer es-.
caped. Detectives arrested- Jones as
he was boarding a street car.- He said
he was on his way to Harvey to look
for work. -
Mrs. Elizabeth McNabb ; identified:
Jones as the man who had entered her
home early in the night, Mrs. McNabb
said that the negro entered her home
and found his way to the bedroom,
where she and her daughter 'were
sleeping. He laid his hand -on the
latter's arm and she awoke and
screamed This frightened the Intru
der away. The police declare he went
immediately to the Hiller -home in
West 104th street.
ARMED CITIZENS SEARCH
For Tw Burglars Who Wounded Lex-:
Lexington. Mass., Sept. 19. Scores of
armed citizens and police fvom : mm.
rounding cities and towns searched the
woods in this vicinity tonight for. two
burglars who woundad Patrolmah Pat
rick Maguire during an exciting
change of shots. Officer Maguire fountf
the men raneacking the home of N. A.
Gove on Highland avenue today and
in the chase that followed they fired
nine shots at the patrolmah, ' ons of:
which took effect in his leg-.: He re
turned six shots,' one of which,, it is
believed; hit one of the fleeing men.:
Policemen and citizens of- "Waltham.I
Cambridge and half a dozen neaiby
towns aided in the search for the rob--bers.
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Love Affair, Murder and Suicide..
Abbeville, Ga., Sept. 19. B. Manass
today ehot and killed Mrs. Cole H. Wil-'
liame, wife of former Mayor Williams,
because he believed she had interfered
to prevent the success of -hi suit for
tlie hand of her sister. Mrs. Eugene
Rwyal, a widow. The latter saw the '
shooting-. As Mrs. William expired.
Manaa( turned the revolver upon 1 he
widow, 'wounding- her in the hip, au.t
then killed himself. ;- ;
MovlUey Sept. 19: Furneaeia, from
York. - -
Gibraltar, Sept 19 Pannonia,
Antwerp, Sept. 1: La-pland, from
Cherbourai;? Sept.' V9: ' KeUwr Wil
der Grese., from Sm T, '
London, Sept. If: Minneapolis