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DEATH DOESiNT STOP AUTOS.
NASSAU COUNTY STANDS BY ITS BOARD OF SUPER
VISORS—OXLY OXF DISSENTING VOTE.
Machinist, Thrown from Car on Vanderhilt Cup Course, Dies from His
Injuries — French Cars at Hempstead.
Mlnenla, Isms; Island. Oct. 4 (Special).— Before
the Board of Supervisor* of Nassau County
the residents of that county Interested in Sat
urday's automobile race for the cup offered, by
William K. Vanderbilt, jr.. discussed to-day
the dangers that the contest might bring and
the advantages that it might cause. They
finally decided, on vote of all i>resent. to give
& vote of confidence to the Supervisors for
their action in granting permission for the
»peed trial. A single vote of protest was all
that represented the widely heralded opposition
to the ra?e by the citizens of the county.
Tr bad been expected that the meeting would
result In a stormy debate, but those who had
locked for i r <**'■•• '-t were disappointed. It was
plainly evident throughout th* discussion that
the prevailing Ft-ntiment favored the race. Nine
fpeakers declared for It and four against it.
After all had the opportunity of giving their
views, Timothy Treadwell. a wealthy farmer at
Eart Williston. offered a resolution giving the
Board of Supervisors a vote of confidence In
r*pard to all Its acts In connection with the
granting of permlseion to the American Auto
mobile Association. This resolution was put to
a vote of the meeting and carried with only one
Mr. Pardington did Brack to remove the op
position by declaring that the racing committee
of the American Automobile Association had
sent word to the owners of the automobiles
♦ '.red In the race that speed trials over the
course must stop, and that any violation of this
order would subject the offender to disqualifica
tion. He sail that numbers would be given to
the contestants in the afternoon, to be placed
on their cars, and that offenders could easily be
detecteS by them.
One of the strongest supporters of the race
♦as TViibur R. Lev.-is. a farmer, of Westbury.
H<s declared the protest at this late hour was a
weak one. saying, "We are not here for any
digue." He referred to the great benefits which
fcad accrued to Nassau County through the
presence of the men who were interested In the
ho'.fllr.g of this race, and said he believed they
Shouid be encouraged. lie said the race would
•t an advantage to the county and a big ad
"Wlr.-ment. and that every taxpayer would yet
**Jolce that the men v.-ho are Interested In It
fcsfl come there and Invested In real estate. As
•a Instance of the benefits of the wealthy men
■ettlin? In Nassau, Mr. Lewis cited one Instance
«* a piece of property which was en the assess
ment rolls of North Hem pstead last year for
•MX), ond this year the property, through Im
provement, had advanced to ICO.OOO, end was so
'The eutomiblilsts have come to stay," said
Mr. Lewis, "and they should have a more cordial
welcome. They are the men who are responsible
lar much of the advancement end Improvement
In the count ani not the people who had lived
In the county all their lives."
Other speakers who favored the race were P.
J. Powers, of Central Park; H. J. Dletr. of
**exn;>stead; J. Kraal*, of Hicksville; I). M.
**unc»r. of Glen Cove, and W. 11. Haydock. of
Koslyn. Thfcophllus Parsons, representing the
Board of Trustees of the village of Hempstead,
•aid that the board did not desire to take any ac
tion to prevent the race, but thought the speed
trials which had been held ehould be stopped.
William F. Wyckolf told of the expense in
curred by the automobile association, and filed
•everal petitions in favor of the race, among
«■•» one signed by all save five of the residents
•f New Hy«e Park, a village through the heart
c * M:!eh the cars will dash ten times on the day
T~~^Z^i3ttX2£JS&Xi* -^..NEW-YORK. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5. 1904. -SIXTEEN PAGES.-»™SBK?iS& .
PROMINENT FIGURES IN THE EPISCOPAL GENERAL CONVENTION WHICH OPENS IN BOSTON TO-DAY.
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of the race. Another from Orrat Neck bore the
Dames of 150 resldenta.
Those who spoke In opposition to the contest
wr-r.. h. M. Bennett, secretary of the People's
Protective Association; John A. Taylor, James
Vanderveer and Chsrlos T. Myers. Mr. Van
•r ;isk<-.; who would be real if any
one «aa injui«.-<i In the n±<-*, .-m<i wa.s told th;it
the automobUe association would. By the terms
of the consent f"r the ra< c \u<- :is.s.., lation holds
the county of Nassau ham I
It mlßht have been -i country fair that was
taking place, so pr«-at was the tnronsr that frath
*red in and abou' the courthouse to learn the
outcome of the meeting. Lonß lines "f automo
biles of the la teal m.<i bftst make« were In front
of the courthouae. The farmers came in their
wagons and In vein ]>n of every k'nd. Amnng
those who attended the meeting were William
K. VanderbUt, Jr.. the donor of the cup that win
be fought for or, Baturday; William F Wyckoff,
representing the American Automobile Asaocla-
Interest; <• I) P. Belmoi t. W. a. Brokaw,
Clarence Gray Dtaamoie and Wlnthrop K. Srar
r-tt. president of the Automobile Club of
DIES FROM AUTO SMASH.
Hurts of J. S. Rigby Prove Fatal —
Xo Blame for Farmer on Road.
Mineola. Long Island, Oct. 4 (Special).— Harold
Klk!'>'. the young mrin thrown from a Pope-
Toledo raring automobile ii"ar the village of
Hlcksville. after making the round r.f the course
for tho Vanderbllt fup race, died this morning
in the Nassau Hospital, at Mineola, desjdte all
efforts Off I)r. I»uls X I^ant-hart ;irifl th>- nurees
of the hospital, who had been working diligently
over the young man aince he was first brought
to the hospital. H. C. Anderßon and Herbert H.
Lyttle, who were the other two men on the
wrecked car. were not seriously hurt, although
they received serious cuts and bruises. Ander
son was knocked unconscious.
One of itigljy'g ribs had punctured his lung.
He was only twenty-four years old. and had
just arrived yesterday en Long Island, where
lie was to act as an expert mechanician, to ride
on the 30 horsepower car on Saturday with
Lyttle, who was to steer the machine. He lived
with his mother In Toledo, and his body will
be nrnt there.
Tlie machlna was considerably damaged, but
It is said that It can be repaired In time for
Saturday's race. Lyttlo will drive it. in epite
of his accident.
Mr. Webb, one of the officials of the To
ledo company, who will guide the other Toledo
machine In the race, in speaking of the acci
dent tills morning, eald:
It's not true at all that a farmer drove his wagon
directly In front of Lyttle s machine, which re
sulted In his turning abruptly out to avoid a col
lision which partly wrecked his machine, and ro
uted in the death of Rlsby. This l. absolutely
lint rue The same accident that caused his acci
dent happened to me on July 16. last, when at
Tankers; my steering gear broke or knuckled, and
fora Urn* the car was useless. This occurred yes
terday to Lyttle when he turned out from a pass
ing farm wagon. He was driving his machine
only twenty or twenty-five miles and hour. but. th*
road being extremely narrow, he plunged Into the
f*rce before he could stop his machine. Four men
oa!ssed in an "auto." but they did not go to the
assistance of the three Injured men.
Th* accident is deeply regretted, but It is' or.«
of those accidents that occasionally happen and
cannot be. avoided. None of the drivers who -will
enter Saturday'? race have noticed any unpleas
antness from the Kong Island farmers, and. it
■eems to me. very unjust to accuse them of making
trouble, for I do not believe any of them have ever
contemplated any such move.
The arrival of the three 80-horsepower Pan
hard cars here to-day that were held at the
Custom House completes the number of auto
mobiles that will enter In the VanderWlt Cup
race on Saturday. The machines were stripped
to the bones, and were taken over the course at
coLtuisee ea elevru.^ i -i*~
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EDISON PROTECTS NAME.
SOX'S CO. UNDER BAN.
Fraud Orders Against the Thomas
A. Edison, Jr., Chemical Concern.
[ritOM THE TKIHI BrRgAD.]
Washington, Oct 4 -Fraud orders have b»»>n Is
sued by the P it< ••. . Department against th*
Thomas A. Edison. Jr.. I'h^mloiil Company, it«
officer* ami agents, anil anaJnst Thomas a. Edison,
jr.. the oldest non of the famous Inventor. The
irwe^.inir ord»r was llrected particularly against
the ii.«e of the malls for the sale of ft device
known as "t^f Magno-dectrta VltalU«r.~ of which
youriß Edison was extensively ■•'.v.^rtlse.i nil the
Inventor. The. riftVcs of the company are at N.>».
11 ai4 16 St<>no-st., New- York, and from there a
large -md lucrative buslr.e«n was carried on, but
It failed to appeal to the officials of the Postofllco
Department as a legitimate enterprise and van
Franklin Everhart. who. it Is alleged, was !n
terr-ptrii In "The Investors' Guardian" nnd the
T*nit<vi States Cereal Company, both of which are
under the ban of the department, is connected
with the management of the Thomas A. Edison. Jr..
Chemical Company, ami liU association with the
exploitation of the remedy was, the officials ■'■
clare, sufficient In Itself to warrant an lavestigs
tlon. The directors! la made '■•■:■ of men who
bare borne good reputations for business Integrity,
and pom? of them. It Is asjfjmed. hart little or no
knowledges of the. business, or the merits or de
merits of -the maKno-electrie vitallzer." The dl
rectors are \v. v. Shaw, coffee merchant, New-
York: W. Newton Bennlngton, real estate and rac
ing man, New-York; W. PtlUngham. .-l New-Tors,
attorney; H. I•. Schnure, president of the. National
Hank of s. -jit.s Grove, I'enn. . State Senator
E. M. Hummell. of BeJlna Grove. Perm.; W. L.
Mlsslmer. n Wilmington (Del.) lawyer. and Willis
G. Towne, president Of the Pennsylvania and West
Virginia Coal Company, who Is also president or
the Thomas A. Edison, Jr.. Chemical Company.
Mr Town< is regarded here as a man of Ronfl
reputation, who, though financially interested, has
little knowledge of the management of the con
cern. His connection with th« enterprise as its
president Indicates, officials declare, more of neg
ligence than Improper intent.
Thomas a. Kdlnon. *r.. was the petitioner In the
action bringing the. fraudulent character of the
company exploiting his son's name to the attention
of the PostonVe Department. Mr. Edison, i"
statement, rather severely scores the inventive
gentus of bis offspring. He declares lha« Thomas
A. Edison, Jr.. has never shown any ability a» an
inventor or expert, and believes that he is Incapable
of nnkliiK an Invention or discovery of merit.
Young Edison, in his own behalf, declares that he
merely suggested the Ides of a portable medical
battery which others, acting for the company, per
fected. Application for n patent was then made.
Mr. Edison, sr.. charges that the company did this
for the purpose of connecting the name of Edison
with its invention, which would help the sale of any
kind of article. It was further asserted that young
Edison was paid a salary of $35 a week, and ap
peared at the office only to draw his pay.
Acting on the suggestion of Thomas A. Edison,
rr.. a hearing In the case was had on September 17,
at which the nttorney for the company failed to
convince the Postofßce that the device was opera
tive or the business legitimate. A letter was sent
to Mr. Edison by F. L. Allen. Commissioner of
Patents, a year or more ago. In which he referred
the recipient to the decision of Georpte D. Scely, an
examiner In the Patent Office. This latter was
dated February 2. IDOC. and was as follows:
If this device is correctly described, the so-railed
battery appears to bo Inoperative. It consists of
two plates of copper with Interposed acidulated
blotting paper; With this arrangement, where is
there any battery cell? The plates are of opposite
polarity to copper, and are metallically connected
to one of the copper plates, but there Is nowhere
any relation of copper and zinc, such as is re
quired for a battery cell.
It was then suggested that alterations be made,
and this was evidently done, for Mr. Edison re
ceived another opinion from the Patent Office,
dated February 1. I***. * n which the device was
found to be "still Inoperative, and the claims re
jected on that ground."
PostoAoe Department officials believe that
Franklin Everhart has been the moving spirit In
this enterprise, as in other concerns against which
orders have been Issued. He Is also connected
with a company now under investigation, and 'the
postofflce Inspectors express the hope that within
a comparatively short time all enterprises with
which he is connected and which are found to be
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THE PR I MATE AT BOSTON.
Archbishop Entertained at Dinner
Ma Delegates Arrive.
Boston. Oct. 4. — What Is considered by the
leading bishops sod lay deputies as the most Im
portant conclave of Episcopalians ever held in
this country will be formally opened In this city
to-morrow, when the triennial general conven
tion will be assembled in Emmanuel Church.
Before the opening session a service will be held
In Trinity Church, at which the Archbishop of
Canterbury and prelates from four continent*
will be present. It Is expected that nearly one
hundred bishops will be in the solemn proces
sion which precedes the services. The preacher
Will be the Right Rev. I>r. William Croswell
Doane. Bishop of Albany.
About two-thirds of the bishops and deputies
had reached th*» city to-night, and more are ex
pected on the parly morning trains. The Arch-*
bishop of Canterbury, the first occupant of th" I
chair ••( St. Augustine to attend a convention of
the Episcopal Church In this country, arrived
from New-York on special train which reached
the city at 2:50 p. m. Dr. Davidson was accotn
' panied by Mrs. Davidson, .1 Plerponl Morgan,
who l.i a deputy from New-York; the Rev. Hyla
Holden and the Rev .1 Ellison, Vicar of Wind
sor, chaplains to the Primate, Miss Morgan was
also of the party.
The special train stopped at the Hack Bay
Station, where the Archbishop was greeted by
Bishop William Lawrence, of the Diocese of
Massachusetts, and Richard H. Dana, of Cam- •
bridge, chairman of the executive committee
having In charge the general arrangements for
the convention. The Archbishop's party was
driven to the Coaunonwealth-ave. residence of
the bishop, whose guest Dr. Davidson will lie
during his stay. Mr. Morgan and Miss Morgan
were driven to the home of J. Montgomery
Sears, In Arlington-st.. which the financier will
Occupy during the three weeks that the conven
tion Is in session.
A DINNER FOR THE ARCHBISHOP.
To-night Amory Lawrence, of this city, gave a
dinner for the English Primate at the Tuillerles.
Plates were laid for forty persons. Bishop
Lawrence and other leading churchmen of this
cMoceso were among the guests,
At the business headquarters of the convene
tlon, In Copley Hall, to-day hundreds of visitors
registered and were assigned to quarters at
hotels or private houses. In the afternoon the
deputies from this diocese assembled in Km
manuel Church, as provided for by the canons,
and took part In the drawing of seats for all the
delegates. It has not been definitely settled who
will be elected chairman of the House of Dep
uties, but It is expected an attempt will be made
to have the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Hutchlns, of
Concord. Mas*., who was secretary of the House
for many years, chosen. Bishop Tuttle, of Mis
souri, the presiding Bishop of the Church, will
occupy the chair In the House, of Bishops.
A number of matters of the first Importance
are to be acted on. including the question of [
changing the name of the Church, that of alter
ing the divorce canon to prevent the remarriage I
of any person whose partner Is still living, a I
proposition to group the diocese Into provinces
with a primate at the head of each proposed dis
trict, the question of adopting the English sys
tem of electing bishops suffragan to assist In
large dioceses and In dioceses where the negro
problem is uppermost, and the general plan of
meeting conditions In the Insular possessions. '
Several new bishops are to be chosen by the con
BISHOPS PRESIDE AT MEETING.
To-day Bishop Leigh ton Coleman. of Dela
ware, presided over a conference of diocesan
Sunday school lessons committees In Grace !
Church. Newton, and at the Church of tho Ad- •
vent. Boston, the Right Rev. Reginald H. Weller. j
Bishop Coadjutor of Fond dv; Lac. Wis.. con- j
ducted a quiet day for the Brotherhood of the
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CQAPJUTOB o'ALBANY j|
LHEL OUT) B WHOP
o1o 1 ALBANY
HENRY G, PAYNE DEAD.
EXD COMES PEACEFULLY.
Postmaster General Passes Awm§
After a Week's Illness.
[FROM TUB TRI3! BntEAV.I
Washington. Oct. 4.— Postmaster General Hen
ry c Payne died at 1«> minutes after *'<■ o'clock,
this evening. All the members of his immediate
family were with him. is were his secretary and
a number of his friends. The end came only
a few moments after the President left the Ar
lington, he having deferred .m intended ride to
call at the Postmaster General's apartments.
Mr. Payne had been unconscious Since 3 o'clock
In the afte- ->: i. He passed away quietly and
v Itaout suffering. The death and its cause were
announced In the following official bulletin is
sued by the a;t*ndteg payslcUns:
The Postmaster General died at 6:1«> p. m. He
died peacefully, without ■ struggle. Cause of
death, disease of mitral valve and dilatation of
the heart. P. M. RIXEY.
O. LLOYD MAGRUDER.
C. T. ORATSON.
Mr. Payne had been In poor health for at least
two years, but his last illness covered only seven
days, an attack of heart trouble last week pre
cipitating the and at a time when, after a rest.
POSTMASTER OENKRAI. HENRT C TATXE.
Who died in Washington yesterday.
he seemed to have recovered a small measure
of his vitality, impaired by years of arduous la
bor. Death this afternoon came after nearly
six hours of unconsciousness.
Around Mr. Payne's bedside at the time of his
death were his wife, the Rev. Dr. Dunlap. of St.
John's Episcopal Church; Major and Mrs. W. S.
Cameron, of Jamestown. X. V.; Mr. and Mrs.
Winfieid Cameron, of Milwaukee: Charles L.
Jones and Miss Louise Jones, relatives; Mr.
Whitney. Mr. Payne's private secretary: Miss
Marie Barblerl. companion of Mrs. Payne; Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Mason, of . Washington, old
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Payne, and the faithful
colored messenger at the PostoQce Department.
PRESIDENT TO ISSUE A PROCLAMATION.
When the Postmaster General had passed
away Dr. Magruder led Mrs. Payne out of the
room. It was stated that she had stood bravely
the heavy strain. The last day had been one in
which practically all hope had been abandoned.
The approach of death began about noon, when
the Postmaster General lost consciousness and
no longer recognized those whom he had at
tempted to cheer In the course of his Illness by
saying to them that he was 'all right." When
Mrs. Payne saw that the end was near she
summoned the Rev. Dr. Dunlap. of St. John's
Episcopal Church. and at her request he road at
the bedside Psalm cxxx. "Out of the depths."
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AMID GREAT EXTHUSIASJi
Other Republican State Candidates
Informed at Olean.
[BT TrtEIiKAPH TO THE TRIB I
Clean. N. V . Oct. 4. — In the presence of h:»
frier.da and neighbors, greeted with enthusiasm
ami frequently interrupted with cheers. Franc
Wayland Higgins to-day accepted the. Republi
can nomination for Governor and pledged him
self if elected to be the Governor of the whpl<*
people and not of any portion of a political or
ganization. He declared, that as« Governor ha
would accept suggestions, but resist dictation,
and affirmed that the nomination came to him
without solicitation and that he accepted I* un
pledged to any man or organisation and that his
every official act would be determined by hia
own Judgment He riddled the Democratic plat
form with its grave charges, declaring that they
were baseless and merely unfounded abuse.
Finally he declared that the people now asso
ciated with th* control of the Democratic party
were the same leaders that had been driven from
public life by frauds, by theft of the Senate
and by scandals that would prevent their re
turn to power as long as the memory c; their
former record ? irvived.
The eaadMatea informed were: For Governor.
Frar.iv vTayfcuad Higglns; for Lieutenant Gov
ernor, M. IJr.n Bruce; for Secretary of State.
John V. CTBhmmi for Controller. Otto Xalaey;
for State Engineer and Surveyor. Henry A. Van
Abstyne; for Attorney General. Julius M. Mayer.
John G Waller.meler. the nominee for State
Treasurer. Edgar M. Cullan. the candidate for
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, and Will
iam E. Werner, the candidate for Aaaodate
Judge, were absent.
The notification ceremony was simple. If was
the celebration of the fellow citUena af th*
nominee. Standing on his own piazza, facing
the public square. Lieutenant Governor Hlgglnal
looked out at several thousand men. woman and]
children who crowded on his lawn, flllad tha>
s uare beyond, and when the ceremony was
over crowded to grasp him by the banal and
express personal satisfaction at his nomination.
The speeches, the cheering and the congratula
tions «>f the State leaders, who came either aa
members of the notification party or In an
official capacity, were most enthusiastic. It
was Tammany and McCarren applause that
broke the silence of the citizens of Albany at the)
notification >>f Jutjge-Boss Herrlck at Albany
last Saturday; it was the enthusiasm of tho
nominees fellow townsmen that dominated to
AFFAIR DELAYED BY ACCIDENT.
The programme had been arranged with the
Intention of holding the notification ceremonies
at noon, but an accident on the Erie Railroad
prevented the arrival of the New-York train,
with several of the candidates and a majority
of the committee, while Senator Malby. chair
man of the notification committee, was delayed
on another train. It was therefore decided to
postpone the exercises until 4 o'clock- In the
mean time the citizens of Olean. the delegations
from adjoining towns, the voters of Cuba.
Friendship and Alfred, of Chautauqua, Catta
raugus and Allegany counties declined to wait
In silence. L"p and down the streets two bands
paraded. Companies of. Roosevelt Rough Riders
In khaki uniforms marched with vociferous
cheers for the national and State tickets, and
enthusiasm found a partial expression thus.
At 2 o'clock the first mass meeting, mention of
which is made elsewhere, was held, and th*
mammoth tent was crowded. "While this meet
ing was still golnsr on the advance guard of th*
notification committee moved on the Lieutenant
Governor's house. Ex-Llcutenant Governor
Timothy L. Woodruff. William Halpin. Abra
ham Gruber. Julius M. Mayer State Controller
Otto Kelsey, John F. O'Brien. Secretary of State:
Borough President George Cromwell of Rich
mo.id. Job E. Hedges. Francis Hendrieaa, Col
lector Nevada N. Stranahan. George W. Al
diidge and scores <*( other Invited guest? and
prominent Republics^: ejpsaeat th* caqilldat';.