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DEATH AFTER QUARREL
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Mir.eola Contractor Ends Spree by
Killing Wife— Then Shoots Self.
iHneoU, LonK Karl. Srpt. B.— Martin J. Saattb.
B local car-.-r.--r ani i.'.;i.V:-g contractor, shot and
k:ii*-d hi» wMa fir.<! Ui-n ahal hlir.solf Imm this morn-
Iror. H» i« la &t KMMMI County Hospital in a
critical coa(sstlon. but r>r. G. S. Silliman said *'-
ulsltt th« inarj had ■ Bgbttez chance for life. They
livod ea Om Jericho Turnpike, roar the Boulevard.
aaaaa is thirty-four rears "'•'•• while hi* .wife mma
thirty. Besides th; hust«in-i and wife, the family
consisted of a boy seven yars oM and a cirl of
Th» neichbors say Pmi'h. after ft p-riod of ■»
briety. returned home on Batavaay right totoKlcated.
A quarrel is said to ha.'- foUow.-d. In the morning
the neighborhood was aroused by Mrs. Smiths
scir^ams. MfcMPad by meal *b«i in tae Smiui
apartments. Neighbor* ent«>re<l Ita rear d<»or. led
by Smith's exci-«1 children, and as they did so
heard two more shots.
In the fro;-, room on the second story they foun-1
Mrs. Smith Iy!ag face down on she floor. H°r haa-
V-and lay on lh<- bed. In his liand he had a revolver,
•.nd there were two holes in his left breast. The
bu!l«ts had entTed the icft lung. •
Smith was breathing. but his wife appeared dead.
She had been shot In the back and breast. Word
was sect to the Nassau Hospital, and Dr. Silliman.
with the ambulance, responded. Sheriff Gildersleove
was informed of the shooting, and. with a large
force of m^n, hurried to the scene. I»r. Silliman
took the man to th" hospital and Justice R«>msf-n
took charge of the woman's body and removed it
to his m<->nr.;° at Roslyn. He will act as coroner.
SAVE CHILDREN FROM DEATH IN FIRE.
Police and Fireman Carry Four from Burn
ing Building: to Street.
Four small children wer«» rescued at a fire early
yesterday from a three stcry window in East New
York by Thomas Smith, a fireman, and Patrolmen
MeCeb- and Holwel! A three story structure nt
\No. ITI Pitkin avenue was destroyed. On the main
floor was the saloon of David Stein, who lived with
his family on the. third floor.
The fire e-arted «-n the ground floor. The fam-
Hy on the "second floor was got out safely
through the smoKe-filled haJswaya. Holwell and
McCaJ>e «aw Stein and his wife rushing- about the
hallway on the third floor and got them down 10
the street. The mother enrieked that her four
tiebtes h*d been left behind. By this time the
stairways ■n-ere hi flames.
Fireman Smith, letting himself down from the
roof to the flre SSBBBe, saw til- frightened children
within He broke the window open and climbed
Into the room. Fire and smoke came from the
windows bel.-rw him. H* passed the children down
one by one to Holwell. who in turn passed them
4own to the other policeman.
GIRL FIGHTS POLICEMAN TO DROWN
Gires Fictitious Address, and Her Identity
Is a Mystery.
Jennie Smith. eiphteen years old. who MM »ha
was a domestic living in Brooklyn, tried to com
mit eulctde hy drowning yesterday. She went to
the flock at 55th etre*t and. turning: to a couple of
person* standing a short distance from h«r. said.
"Here goes nothing." and Jumped into th- water.
Ps.tro>man Jf«s«?ph Lambert went in after her.
He had a hard stmgglc to k<--;. her above the
•water, ss *ha se!d she wanted to die. A rowboat
came along and the policeman and girl were pulled
Itito the boat. Dr. Stratman. of the Norwegian
ssOSßital. worked over her for an hour before Fhe
regained consciousness. He ordered her removed
to Ihe hospital, where she is a prisoner.
She lefuwd to give any reason for her act. The
address she gay* was found to be a fictitious one.
and It ie believed that she is T.r.t employed as a
domestic, but belongs to a family of some renn*
ment. , •
RESERVES NEEDED EOR ONE MAN
Tosses Patrolman and Sergeant Through
Window and Looks for More.
Thf Tfx-r.** of the Fourth avenue ptatlon. Brook
lyn, were needed BBSt night to arrest WlUi>m
Ws^sh. a longshoreman, living at No. 262 45th
*tr*et He had trouble with his wife, and she went
out for a policeman.
Patrolman Frank McGee amd Se-nswint Joseph <».
Ryan went to the • Walsh home. When they got to
tt»* door Waisb Invited them In. and tried to argue
his case Suddenly th* longshoreman grabbed Mc-
G«e and tossed him through a window. He re
peated the trick wi:h •BBBSSHt Ryan. The lassreea
were nsm called out, and when they arrived they
had to br^ak down the doors, which Walsh had
bolted. After they had used their BtMBI freely
"VTalsh -was finally taken to the patrol wagon. He
was locked up on the charge of assaulting an offi
cer and disorderly conduct.
Dr. Stratman. of the Norwegian Hospital, attend
ed to Patrolman McGm and Sergeant Ryan, who
received s**vere contusions by th«ir falls. Walsh's
cuts and brnlm «!»r» needed attention.
SOUGHT AHEEST FEARED SI T ICIDE
Baltimore Merchant Did Not Krow What
He Ead Been Doing 'or Four Days.
Emll Rooenbaum. a merchant of No. 424 Pratt
Btreet, Baltimore, went Into the Arsenal police
station last night, saying that he could not ar
esnat for his actions during the last four days.
he would commit euicido. He Implored the sergeant
that he ■would commit euicide. He Impiored the
to lock him up.
Roeenbaun said he had lost considerable money
recently. H"w he reached tbe city he did not
kr.^w He did not remember sleeping since
Wednesday. H« bad been wandering about, but
had not been drinking: co far as he could re
A* he finished his ttory he put a big revolver on
the desk, and eaid that if he was allowed to depart
be would eurely kill himself. He did not want to
<j;e. but feared \.c would shoot himself. a charge
was made against him and telegrams were sent to
Baltimore to learn the rnan"e Identity. L*ter he
■w&s arraigned \n the rip-;-.- court and discharged.
MTJTIDEEOUS WEAPON ON ITALIAN.
Biggest Blackjack Ever Seen. Say Police,
Discovered by Bumping Detective.
r>etectlve Srtnnakey. of the Central Office, ar
rested Domlnlck Malfetti last night for carrying,
the police say. the btgaTest blackjack ever sssa
In this city , ;
The detective was standing in front of No. ail
Flret avenue, where the owner of the big weapon
lives, when Malfetti bumped into him. The de
tectlte thought he felt something very much like
a blackjack In the man's pocket, and took him
into custody, on suspicion.
At the East 22d street station, where he was
taken. Malfett! was searched, and in his hip
pocket, the police say, a lead ball, which weighed
, two pounds, wound around with electrician's tape,
and attached to a piece of harness strap about
ten Inches lone, was found
The man. who was locked up on a charge of
carrying concealed. weapoon% said, according, to the
neUoeT that lie wae In fear of his life from a
Black Hand ganfr. and carried the jack for his
own protection «olely.
ITALIAN MURDERED; MAFIA SUSPECTED.
Nicholas Leeafeetta, twenty-six years old. an Ital
ian, of No. 252 Vine street. Jersey City. was shot
.end klll«-o last night in the back room of a saloon
ec ihe outskirts of Jamaica, Queens. The police
-think- they have another Mafia affair on their
l dl L. T , v ' '" witnesses are Ix-ing held, l^eoskotts
w«s kl.ted by on*- of four men. ali of whom es
KILLS HIMSELF ON H!S DOORSTEP.
" Charie* F. Lansing, fifty-three years old, of No.
2"C Ifej Zltl treet, wae found deed on the steps
seadlns le Jj?.; BatSM . • In v.hich he lived, before
wajFwiesk :s«c'.*rday.: s«c'.*rday. w&s a liulkt wound
i.n;Jh» rUfct t-m;)lc a rratver lay on tv» f*r>
, Hi. wfou£ saw si:c dM"ut kr.ow'w hi- hu£
1 Ml'l fclKJlgd r,.r: • ■ .
Uss *- < r <I -t i.^... : q* .u-.-. "
DEB SICK FALLS; WRECKS STAIRWAY.
Negro Woman and Child "Rescued" from
SecorJ Story Amid Crowd's Cheers.
A derrick on a ouHding und-r construction at
41st Ftreet anu Beveatli avenue fell yesterday
ft .ion. ■ r.ashin? through the brick wail of
th" three stery brick and frame building ad
joining, completely wrecking the stairway from
the first, to the second floor.
A small panic in a Chinese restaurant on the
s/round floor followed, and there was n wiid ex
.■fiii« of cooks, waiters ard customers. A Mrs.
«ro-.vn. a nrj^ro. and her three-j-ear-oM daugh
ter were on the second floor and cofUd not g-et
iown, tut the woman employed the time pleas
antly l>y screaming until a brilliant man in the
crowd e<>t a ladder. Mrs. Brov.n. ami daughter
were then rescued, nmid the plaudits of the
csowel The damaged structure v.as proaooncfljd
WOMAN LOSES JEWELS ON SHIP.
Left Them in La -\voie Bathroom ar.d They
. Eisappearrd. She Says.
Mrs. Charles Barkiey. a first cabin passenger on
the French liner La Savoie, in yanterday from
Havre, took to the bathroom of the steamer when
la mid-Atlantic a small bag containing considerable
jewelry, including a number of diamond rings and
pins. She s:i!<l she l«-ft the bag in the bathroom
for a few minutes, and >n returning the jewels
■be sent a wireless message of the loss to Pr.
William A. Ewinur. a relative, of No. 134 West Both
street. H«» eonununloated wttfa Police Headquar
ters, and Detoctlvee Moody and I^eeson met the
Steamer when she docked. The detectives thought
Mrs. Barkley lost the jewels, and scouted tho
theory that they wrrr- stolen.
Therr was much Lonfuslou amoasj the passenaers
over tlie new form of customs declaration, and
Peputv Collector Wi'llams had a hard time get
ting the declarations straightened «duL ll* Said tlie
average passenger did not follow out tiie instruc
tions as be should, which caused no end of labor
to the inspectors.
Among the passengers on La Savoie was John
IHirlow. who was American Minister to France in
the administration of President IJncoln.
SALVATION LASS DISARMS MADMAN.
When He Draws Revolver at barracks Meet
ing Everybody Else Gets Under Seats.
J;« before the close of the meeting of the Sal
vation Army at Its barracks, fit No. 2S.V* Third
avenue, last night, a man flourishing a revolver
caused a panic. The revolver, however, was taken
away* from him by Augusta Zerl. captain of the
barrack?, and the man was allowed to go. al
theanh a policeman was standing SUtsKe all of tbe
It was during Captain Zerl's address that the
man got up and shouted: "I love Ood and T love
every one else."
He then drew a revolver f-om bis pocket and
started to flourish it about bis head. Nearly every
nr» ezeent Cantata Zerl crouched underneath the
seats. She left the platform and hurried to where
he was standing;.
'How dare yo-.j display a revolver here?" she
ssk'-d. "'O!ve it to me."
Without replying the man handed her the
weapon, ar.d she returned to the platform and con
tinued her talk. When the me<-ting was over the
man left with the others. Then Captain Zerl sonv
moned Patrolman <"nliins. who had been minding
outside the door, and li^mded him the revolver.
ITALIAN SLASHES GIRL HE lOVED
Angry Countrymen. Threatening His life.
Checked by Police Reserves.
Agonsti Maleno, twenty-eight years old, of No.
MB Sullivan street, narrowly escaped with his life
at the hands of Italian countrymen last night
after risslilin his sweetheart with a raasr. Det^c
tives Allen and Dugan. of the Kast 104 th street SO
lice station, after a struggle, saved the man from
the vengeance of the crowd and arrested him.
Mary Maconti. seventeen years old. of No. 1944
First Avenue is the cirl who was attacked. She
was taken to the Harlem Hospital, wh»re Dr. R<»p>j,
who attended her says that she will bear thr-i'isii
life th»- marks of the razor.
According to the story told by the girl. <n<> asked
Maleno If the. rumor was true that be had a wife
and child in Italy. He denied it. To roassur** her-
MX Bee sent a letter to the'village in Tt.ily. from
which ■slens had come asking about tbe rumor.
When Maleno pressed h:B suit last night she told
him of what she bad done, and that as soon ap she
received a reply from Italy, sti p would give him nn
After bidding her good night, «he says. Maleno
suddenly drew a razor from his pocket, and slashed
her across the cheek. Throwing up her arm to
protect herself, Haleao slashed her arm.
Her cries quickly drew a crowd which. s*eiiis: the
man running toward IQli=t street, chased the fusi
tive. Near 100 th street. Maleno turned, and. draw
ing a revolver from his pocket, shot directly at the
angry crowd. One of the pursuers threw a brick
which hi? Maleno on the forehead and he dropped
to the street.
Detective Dug;:n. who arrived with Detective
Allen at about that tlcne, telephoned for the re
serve?. Twenty policemen came in answer to the
call and held the. Italians at bay. The excited men
and women renewed the policemen to the station,
yeUass; madly for Maleno's life. It was more than
an hour before the Italians dispersed.
GIEL IN SCHOOL" MISSING.
Rjelatives Fear She Was Kidnapped and
Italian Is Sought.
Blanche Kohler. twelve years old, who has lived
for Fix years with her uocle. George Kohler, at
No. 230 Kast 25th street, disappeared from home
Friday, leaving a note to her aunt, which read:
"Dear mamma. I am going to my mother. Do
The girl's mother, Mrs. Minnie Kohler, lives at
No. 40 Montgomery street, and her uncle and aunt
went there, but learned that th.c mother knew
nothing of her. George Kohler reported th« case
to the police last night, and eald he believed that
an Italian fruit dealer, who has a stand near their
home, had something to do with the girl-'s disap
The missing: girl is an attendant at the Carmelite
School, in 2Rth street, and was known as the pret
tiest girl in the school. Some time ago Mrs.
Kohler saw the Italian, who is sought by the po
lice, giving felanche an orange, and several limes
after saw similar gifts. When the girl disappeared
the Italian was missing from his stand next day.
Blanche told her aunt two weeks ago that at
25th street and Third avenue she ■was approached
by a man and forced on a Third avenue car. Bhe
said that the man threatened to kill her if she
cried out. When she saw a policeman she jumped
off the car. *
The beauty of the plr! makes her relatives believe
that some one has either kidnapped her or enticed
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
George Zoellner. of No. 317 East 54th street, who
was arrested when aroused by four-year-old K.ith
erine Xagy. who lives In the same house, with
enticing her Into his rooms, wan discharged yes
terday by Mngistrato Walsh because of lack of
Kive men. charged with operating a poolroom
at No. 117 West 4M street, W«SS held In ViCtO ball
each yesterday for further examination Wednes
day by Magistrate Cornell, in the West Side court.
They E&ve their names as James Wilson, No. 4u7
Wc&t "Mil Brest; George Adolph, No. I Kast 107 th
street: Joseph Herbert, No. 21 West 112 th street;
Harry Gaymer, No. 170 East 37th ntreet. and Oscar
Mason, of Lake street, Gravessnd.
The Key. .. Charles M. Alexander, evangelistic
singer, who travelled with the Rev. Dr. Torrey,
and whose singing of the "Glory Song." "Tell
Mother 111 Be T*ere" and "The Old Timp Re
lis«on" ha? been the means of 'converting many
sinners, wilt he at the F.owery Mission. No. 55
" wery, this sseaiag. . Stnsagers are cordially In-
XEW-TORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MOXDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 190 T.
TESTS OF FIRE DRILL-
The Dakellinc Surprises the Taurus
-Coneys Xot Satisfied.
■tat t COneyS, Deputy Surveyor of Custom.*.
v.-ho Jias been in command of the tugboat Dalz»ll
in<\ which for two months has beea endatng about
the harbor from Spuyten Duyvil to the fishing
banks, enforcing the steamboat regulations on
small craft, made an unexpected visit to four lar^e
•teasDOOata on Satuiday and called for a flre drill
The Dalaeiiine returned from Far Rockaway
eatller than usual on Battrrday. and Coneys ordered
li»r to Bdgewater, N. J.. where the steamboat
Taurus had tied up for the night. Accompanied by
Acting Depaty Surveyor Smyth. Coneys v.ent
aboard th» Taurus and ordered the captain to sound
the alarm of fire. According to Coneys the drill
was entirely inadequate. There was much con
fusion and the first ante bad difficulty In making
the crew- understand what wasi required of them.
He succeeded ta getting tne deck hands to turn on
two streams of wnter. but when the order came
to man the life boats the men with the hose, who
were luuposcd to stay by their posts, dropped it
and ran for one lifeboat, which they succeeded in
lowering in fifty-rlve seconds.
The Taurus is equipped wHh six lifeboats, and fly«
men are assigned to each. Coneys complained tiiat
the captain should not depend upon the bartender
and six waiters to act as part of the crew in the
fire drill, as was the case on Saturday. The bar
tender, it la seM, Wa« more expert with the siplion
than with the hose. Coneys s.iirl yesterday that he
did not appro-." of nshig the waiters aa part of the
rif-n-. because they shift tee frequently from one
steamboat to another, nnd often remained at Coney
Island when the boat started for New York on her
The fire drill on the Grant! Republic, Which
Coneys viotted later, was much n"i<"kf*r nnd better
than the drill on tlie Taurus. The deputy surveyors
had no fault to find with the Sandy Hook steam
boa< Bandy Hook. Coneya said the crow worked
remarkably well, ami were able to turn on seven
streams of water nn<l lower <=lx lifeboats In three
minutes. The stcambcat Aebury Park also made
h good showing.
Tbe Dalzelline will go out of the government ser
vice in tea days. Coneys said yesterdt»> that th*
work of enforcing the steamboat regulations had
been unusually effectived and that much valuable
data, to be used foi- revision of the law. had been
prepared for Washington.
MACCORMAC JCINS WIFE IN DEATH.
Survives for Nearly Month After Auto Ac
cident Which Killed Her.
[By T#!««nir>h '■> Th# Tribune. ;
Bruth Norwalk, Frpt. I.— Paul MacCormae.
of No. 3i« West Ktb street, who was injured
and his wife Instantly killed when his automo
bile crashed Into a tree near the Darlen line, on
August Uv Sled at the Norwalk Hospital early to
day without having rallied or being told of his
wife's death. Be was seriously Injured in an
automobile accident about a year ago.
Mr. MacCormae started on the day of the fatal
SCCMsnt for New York from Boston, with the ex
pressed intention of hreftklr.g the record. As ho
was letting his machir.e oat at ten speed he met
a carriage a*tt two m<>n and two women. The
machine swerved and struck the carriage with
sufficient force to throw the occupants out in the
road. The auto kept on to the left and ran up
an embankment Into is oak tree.
MacCormae fell in love with the wife of his
friend and neighbor, Charles K. Converse, of
Poughkeepsle. There were several encounters be
tween the men and finally Converse agreed for
$7.i<vi to give up h!s wife. She and MacCormae
were married soon after.
Mr. afacCormao was a stock broker nnd wsa
a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School. He
waa B son of the late I>r. Msc'ormac, whs left
him about $1 ,<XiC>.OOO.
It wns estimated yesterday that Mr. MacCormae
had left at least f1.000.f100. an.l bis wMe'S estate I*
valued at IISMXXX If Mrs. MacCorma« left no* will
her estate will go to her son. Joseph Alden Con
verse, and her adopted son, FVed William Con
verse, if Mr. MaeConaae left no will hti estate
Will }>robably go to an uncle of his. who lives In
FOUR THOUGHT TO BE DROWNED
Body of Young Woman Washed Ashore Near
Baltimore Gives Rise to Belief.
I By Tisai sgii to The CriSoas 1
Baltimore, Sept. S. — The washing «shor» to-day
of the body of n young woman at Narasko R»aeh,
n»ar Mount WinSJts, gives mute evidence of a trag
edy of the river that occurred some time between
Friday night and thN morning. The body wa»
Id^ntlfleii ns that of Mlsa Gertrud" Shaunessy, who
had gone Bui rowing Friday night with another
young woman and two young men. As nothing hns
b^en Heard of any of them since they started out. It
is believed 'he others ha\e shared the young
Miss nhmiusej had wrapped about her body
wh»n found the coat of (W>rg« F. Krissell. one of
tho young men. Another member of th<> party was
William Q'l..eary- The r.ame of the second young
woman Is not known.
HIGHLAND SCOT SLASHES BURGLAR.
Wields Scottish Sword with Great Effect on
I ■> T«l<-«rn?ti to Th* Tribune."
nstsnoSj N. J., Bept. B.— Coiln bTsi T«iss a poli
tician, early this morning att^icke^l a burglar With
a sword. The Intruder is now In Ft. Joseph's Hos
pital with on© finger severed and his left arm al
most cut off. His face and head are also badly cut.
Mr. Mac Lean was aroused by his sister about 3
o'clock. She, told him that a burglar was prowling
about the house. He at once armed himseif with
the sworn, a relic of his grandfather, who wa's a
Scottish Highlander, and proceeded to search for
Mac Lean found him crouching in the hall. The
burglar was stocklly built, but Macl>an is an
athlete and knows how to wield the sword. The
interloper escaped, but not until he had been badly
wounded. He was pursued hy the police In a
patrol wagron to the Clifton racetrack, three miles
from here, where he was captured.
This afternoon he tried to escape from the hos
pital. He says he is George Huerst, of Pas«alc.
STOPS LOVEMAKIFG AT POSTOFFICE.
Mayor Forbids Sidewalk Being Used as a
Norw3lk| Sept. S (Special).— Mayor Dann has or
dered that the sidewalk in front of the city post
offlce. in Wall street, BS longer shall be a trygtlng
place for loving rouples. Some < Ymnecticut post
offices seem to be popular resorts for young per-
EOns. In this city they became so much of a nui
sance that many complaints were made to the
Mayor and other authorities.
Girls and young men, many of the, latter students
in local schools, became so numerous in front of
the building between 7 and 8 o'clock p. m. that the
general public had difficulty in transacting busi
SUICIDE OR BLACK HAND ATTEMPT.
Buffalo. Sept. 8 Jsrnes Rose, nn Italian, was
found dyteg to-night, with a bullet wound just over
his heart. To the policeman, who found him he
gave the name and address of n man who he said
had shot him. There Is no such address an lie
cave, nnd the police have been unable to find the
man he najnod as his assassin.
Tho pottos are Inclined to a si:l«lrl>> theory, or
that It is a Black Hand case. Rose Is not ex
pected to live until rr.<>rn!'ig\
JUMPS FROM CROWDED STEAMBOAT.
Ji:?t as the iron pfeauibout Cygnus, crowded with
returning Coney Island pleasure seekers, was about
to dock at W«-st Kd street last night, Winfleld T.
IfeFbersen, « clerk, of No. 365 West BM street,
jumped iwoiaoa.nl. Robert Anthony, ■ dock hand,
of No. 5 '.) West -7th ■treat, went in after him, nn<l
finally managed to rescu« him. McPherson told the
pOtICQ he was tired of life beBSISM he had had trou
ble v.itli his wife. He v.as takca to the New York
Hospital- SJ-*. ■ ':_■_
POLITICAL FTGHT ON.
Sommcr, Fort and Kat'.enbach in
Spotlight in Primary Contests.
Trenton. Sept. S (Special).— Tha results of the pri
maries to-morrow will iargely indicate the outcome
of the state convention the week following. So
far as tlie Democrat! slate for Governor is con
cerned, the primaries were practically discounted
at the Robert Davis outing lnst Wednesday. Frank
S. Katzenbach. jr.. of this cfty, will probably be
nominated for Governor. Voice will be cast fir
fpvorite eoae on the' first baUot ni bobm of tlie
counties, but the nomination of Katzenbach seems
certain on the second ballot. Son;e may cast a
complimentary ballot for William C. Meppenhclmcr.
iTnerT may shoxv a temporary appreciation of ex
jr.ds-e Francis Child. Camdea may give a show of
hands tor ex-.iudge Howard Carrow. Union may
show Its admiration of James K. Martine to the.
extent of one ballot; PasßalC may give a temporary
3end-off to Senator John Hinchliffe, and so on, but
all will join the Katsenbach procession very early
In the balloting.
The prtamrit* on the Republican side <ire no!
like!;, to mark the final result as clearly as will
the Democratic. While the nrearnt outlook is
equally favorable to Justice J. Franklin Fort and
Frnnk H. Sommer. there la no certainty as to
wliat the prtaariee. v.ill eventually reveal. There
if? not much of the favorite son in the regular Re-
publican situation. Nearly all the large coontlee
will have votee for two or three different candi
dates. Essex will cut its vote up between Som
mer. Fort and Pitney. Hudson will vote, at its
primaries for Bommer. Fort nnd Collins. Union
v.-ill divide Its vote also among Sommer, Fort
and Coitina. Bergen. Passalc and Sussex promise
to show a harmonious front and cast a solid ballot
for Vivian M. Lewis, clerk in chancery! Middlesex
and Monmouth will split up between Pitney. Fort
and Bommer, and Pitney and rV>rt will divide up
certain parts of South oersey. The. advantage of
some one candidate may be so distinct when the
primaries are over that the Republican nominee
can he predicted with s> good deal of confidence,
but it is doubtful
It is unfortunate that the ti:'!<-pendent condition
of sffsirs is m mixed. It i« to be hoped some kind
of harmony can be nrrnr<ged between now nnd the
Convention. There has been, and to a certain ex
tent there still Is. con!»'d»rable frlct'on.
Co^l observers, who rerojrnlTe that tlie lack of In
dependent unity will prove fatal, are striving to
restore hflr:ii<>ny and get the Wdfrs toc'lier again
ns soon as pOMlbia. They say this i? the cam
paign tliat is going to tell. If there are to be three
or four dlfforent reform movements, working sep
arntely. the movement will lose pr»stip»>. If TTml
ff>i> K*s< \. Paasaie, I"nion and R»rce-i get back
«nd fight in line the result will please the thou
sands who deslr* the caaM to advance.
EPILEPTIC HOME HAS CLEAN RECORD.
It is refreshing to come n 'rogs one of th» state
institutions of which nothing can be said say» goo<i.
The K|>i!r-|t|.- Home at Skillman. that tl-.e House
investigating committee vlsit^l on Friday, reflect*
credit upon most of tho manager* and oßctH
T!:"re was no chance "to fix up and get ready for
eoatpaay." John H. Backes. the counsel, »r
ranjed tI.A visit no cleverly that three of IM com
mittee, the sergoar.t-at-arms end half a dozen
ni>»«pap'r men sppeare.l at tli«« iloor of the institu
tion without a word in advance. It was a com
plete surrHi«e. and yet every part of t:i<* eetabilstl
t^i»nt w.'it. In perfect f -rm. . Of course. th*re is the
«am" rritlclsm of Skillman to ke found that Is
found elsewher*. When tli* managers reside miles
away and only come to the Home, as in thl3 case,
ererjr two months to hold a meeting, Dwjr cannot
keep In r]n<tf tou< li or feel the proper sense of re
■>owaU»fltty. Undoubtedly. In Its report the com
initt** 1 will recommend the appointment of paid
■ tßclala, who shall live aa the premises and be h»!d
The Houae committee will meet again on Thurs
aay It will endeavor to finish up the Rahway
Reformat' Investigation, but It may be unsuc
cessful. Th» i-omniittee in bound to learn several
Important thugs from Qeocaja A. Squire, the presl-
dent of the Institution. The repeated evasions of
the subpoenas by Squire la not helping him. It is
adding to the belief that further crookedness will
be revealed at the . reformatory. If possible, the
coaamittee will have some explanation of the meth
od of hookk^'ping employed at the epileptic home.
The programme of the committee takes In the state
prison at Trenton and th<* inrane asylum at Morris
Plains as soon an may be.
Once more the s>««ate Investigation committre
f.eems to lm-e fizzled out. John I. Blair Rellly
r*fu«rd insf week to «er\ e as counsel. H<» took the
ground that It was not right for him to act as
counsel for a probe committee and be Prosecutor
of Pleas ot Warren County at ibe same time. It 1«
understood that half a dO2en well known lawyers
have teen s'lnnded on the subject, and all have
refused, for vwioua reasons, to serve. It aoea BOt
sp^nk very well for th» honesty and sincerity of
thp Investigation that no cne cares to represent the
committee or und'Ttak* the probing invo'.vf-d
There sterns to he an almost fstal lack of the
»brew<inej<s and sound Judgment that at one tlmn
controlled the Republican party. For months all
sorts of propositions have bees made, and rone of
them carried out. When the Democrats started the
Investigations nnd the Republicans were invlt'd to
Join, they refused. In the course of a WOeh they
saw their rotsiak» nnd arranged for another in
vestigation commute*. The committee was ap
pointed. That was the last of it.
Tlv Democrats, through the investigation com
mittee, have been making the beet kind of cam
paign ni.uertal. The Republicans have sat still or
drifted about, accomplishing abeotuteiy nothing.
What does it nil BMaa? Has the Republican end
of the Inner alliance surrendered to the Democratic
end, and are the Democratic bOOSM t.> run things
rh they please and reap all the advantage this
>«>.ir? It certainly looks tl.Ht way. The Repub
lican administration promises to be forgotten he
fare Its te«-m has expired, instead of a few weeks
after, as was formerly the custom.
PR IM AI? IKS TO-MORRO W.
Hudson Fight Centres in Struggle
for Mayor Fagan's Supremacy.
At 9 o'clock to-morrow night there will be ended
n 111 hIMUJ contest between two factions of the Re
publican party in Hudson t'..unty which, for the
bitterness and ill feeling displayed on eaefe aWe, has
etMMB, If ever, heen equalled in the political his
tory of the county.
Jcrs'-y City Is the centre of Interest In this con
test. If the New Idea followers eucceed in elect
inc I majority of the delegates to the city conven
tion, Mark M. Fagan will for the fourth time go
before the p«opU if Jersey City as the ftopuaHeaa
candidate for Mayor; but If tlie merhlne should
win *nough delegates to contiol this convention!!
Samuel D. Dickinson will again preside ever the
destinies of the Republican party in Jersey City.
The reformers have many things In their favor.
They have conducted an energetic primary ram
pnlgn, have ;i well organized corps of worker* to
help get out the -ote, have sent out tons of lit
erature, ar.d -a most important adjunct— a
friendly police forco
In Jersey City the most excltingr contest, per
haps, will be In th? sth Ward. This is Mayor
Kaean's aaoM ward, and the regulars have left no
stone unturned in their efforts to send a delegation
unfriendly to Mayor Fagan to the city convention.'
There ar<- many Republicans in Jersey City who
think thnt l"-ii)"innv'.i primaries will end the rule
of folnnel Pl.-klnsf-n as the Republican 1...>- of.
Hudson County. They point to the many happen
ings of the present year whlcn have brought Dlck
inson Into the limelight, and say that no Repub
lican with the Interests of his party at heart can
go to the primaries to-morrow and vote for the
The New Idea men say that Mayor Fagan has
served the people too faithfully to suit the Repub
lican boss; thnt he wus too Insistent on carrying
out the promises he hiul afaaa before being alerted,
and that it Is for these reasons and the fact that
Mayor I"'agan would pny no heed to the commands
of Dickinson that the colonel is working so hard
to keep Mayor Fagan from g-ttttag the regular Re
publican nomination. The machine followers re
taliate by saying that three terms Rre enough for
Mayor Fagan, and they have put forth Police Com
missioner John Mitchell a* their candidate for the
There is a more harmonious feeling on the Demo
cratic side of house, only occasional contests
for ward nominations disturbing its serenity.
H. OUo Wittpenn, county .supervisor of Hudson, is
a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination
for Mayor. There will be many Democrats, how
ever, who will go to the primary thinking they are
voting for the nomination of Wittpenn. In this
they will be disappointed, and here is where Rob
ert Davis, the Democratic boss, hns p!aye»i a
shrewd political game. The Democratic petition?,
unlike the Fagan ones, contain the n;>.uie of no
candidate for Mayor. The Democratic delegates
will belong to Davl.i. and any man he wishes to
name will be the Democratic candidate for Mayor
of Jersey City.
GIRL SAYS SHE WAS KIDNAPPED.
Lured Into Cab and Carried to the Tender
icin from East New York. Is Her Story.
Poilce Captain Reynolds, of the Brownsville sta
tion. East New York, his five detectives and sev
eral more detailed to the case by Inspector O'Brien
were gtimshc.eing around Brooklyn and Manhattan
up to a late hour last night In an effort to unravel
■ kidnapping mystery put up to them by Mlsa Mii
rlrecl Nadel. eighteen years old. of No. 1725 St.
Mark's avenue, who says she was the victim.
Miss Nadel said over and over again to the in
quisitive policemen that slip was lured into a cab
in Rockaway avenue, near Hull street. East New-
York. Saturday night, by a mysterious woman,
flashy and dressed all In black: that a tall, dark
man, wearing black clothing and derby, jumped
Into the conveyance, toj. and that he clapped a
handkerchief saturated with chloroform or some
thing over her face. She struggled a little, she
said, but the woman conspirator held her hands.
Th«>n she remembered nothing more until ahe re
vivM several hours later somewhere in the Ten
The girl says she was drowsy when she came to.
but. realizing h»r predicament, kept her head low
ered nnd feigned sleep.
"Get out and pee if everything Is ready In the
house." she says the woman told her companion.
He leaped out ir. front of a "nice three story
building." The cab was tlien driven around the
corner, where the woman got out. too.
Miss Nadel saw her opportunity and lowered her
self quietly out rf the cab and ran away. Several
blocks away she almost fell Into the arms of a
pqliceman, who took her tr> the V.'est 63th street
This was at 2 o'clock in the morning, and the
frr\ says she was lur«-d to the cab at P:Sft In the
evening. Utr family mi.«seri her. and with her
sweetheart. Abraham Doneger, of No. 3?3 New Jer
sey avenue, a law student, searched all over for
Th» girl Is convinced that there arc several oth
ers concerned in the plot ngainrt her. She has re
rfivtl a mysterious telephone m'sfMge and call*.
The pc!ii«> could find no one who saw the kidnap
ping, but, nevertheless, could not shake the girl's
DRINKING FROM SPRING. MAN DROWNS
Erler Knelt on Brink, but Age Robs Arms of
Strength, and Death in Pool Follows.
fßy Te!»crai)h to The T.-^un«. 1
Somenrllle, Sept. 8. — Frederick Erler, an ag»<i
German, who had been a well known character
about town for fifty years, and who had placed
several hundred aaUara in the bank to keep bim
In his old age. was found drowned la a small spring
on John B. Duniter'a f:irm to-diy.
Brier lived with Dunster. He was In the habl'
of drinking out of the spring by resting his weight
Ms arms and lear>!ng over the brink until his
lips touched the water.
Weakened with age, the old man's strength at
last failed htm. His arms were no longer strons
enough to lift his body from the spring, and h*
slipped head first Into the shallow pool and slowly
When found his feet were protruding from the
top of the spring «nd his head an resting on th«
sard'- bmiaai Erler had lived In Somerville nearly
nil bis life, and saved a penny a day as a sic:*
b^n»flt and funeral fund.
THAT BRUTE" PROVES A HERO.
Saves Little Bessie from Pas&aic and Gets
Bone and a New Name.
Two Brtdg*. N. J . Sept. X iSpecial>.— "•That brute"
proved himself a h»ro to-day, and henceforth h«
will be called Prince. May be he Is not a. prise
winning animal, with his big jaw. long ears, short
legn and stocky body, but some time In the dim
past his ancestors won renown, and "Meed will
ten." "That brut*»" came as an BWeioeaae guest
to tbe home of "tte" Van Ness. A farmer living
here, about two months ago. "Ike" called him
The Paatate River creeps along n»arby the Van
Ness home, and alongside tae river is h swing,
where the Van Ness children were wont to enjoy
thems"»lveji. Sunday is a long day for children, anil
this afternoon Willie Van Ne*s. the ten-year-oM
pride of the house, and his little sister Bessie
sneaked over to the swing while Mr. and Mrs. Van
Neaa entertained one or the neighbors in the parlor.
Bessla isn't a "cry baby." but Willie was afraid
she would tell mamma If he didn't give her a
swing. First it was only ■ little bit of a swing,
but Bessie wanted to kick the limb, and so Willie
ran tinder the swing and shot h«r high in the air.
Tlie swing came down «TI right, and so Bessie,
hint far out in the sluggish Passalc.
Right here Is where "that brute" gained his new
name. He ran like an entry for the fat man's
race, but finally plunged into the water. It
was only a matter of a few seconds for him to
react the little girl, as he used the approved over
hand stroke. AVlllie says aae was going down the
second time— lt might nave been the third— but
"iliat brute" grasped her dresses t>el*een bis teeth
end headed shoreward. Mr. and Mrs. Van Ness
and the caller got there In time to see "that brute"
place his precious little burden on the bank of the
river. Some dry clothing and a cup of ginger tea
soon fixed up baby. Prince, as he Is called now.
feasted on a big roust beef bone this "evening.
PRESIDENT MAY VISIT JERSEY.
Has Been. Asked to Speak at Unveiling of
Garfield Monument at Long Branch.
Long Branch. Sept S <SpecialV— The cornerstone
of the Onrfteld monument in Ocean Park will be
laid on Thursday. September lPfh. the twenty-sixth
anniversary of the martyred President's death In
thle city. The work of laying the foundation for
the cornerstone will utart to-morrow.
The memorial 1» to be twenty-eight feet wide and
will be neventeen feet high. It ia to be built of
granite and to cost 110.000. With the additional
two figures, (iarfleld on the towpath and Garfleld aa
a general, the cost is $13,000. These two additional
figure^ axe to be added later. The memorial. It is
expected, will be unveiled by President Roosevelt on
July « next.
STATE SCANDALS PULPIT TOPIC
Trenton. Sept. 8. Mon^Unor John H. Fox. in hla
sermon at St. Mary's t>th<vlrat this morning urged
all Catholic parents to «end their children to the
parochial schools. In doing so. he said that the
scandals which have followed the Assembly In
vestigation of various state Institutions were due
largely to the fact that the officeholder* had re
ceived no religious training when they attended
GAME LAWS AGAIN3T "ALIENS."
New Haven, Sept. 8 (Special). -Although At
torney General Holcomb, for City Clerk. Street's
benefit, has construed the term "alien" In the new
law requiring that hunters of garan take out 11
censes to apply to all foreign born persons who
have not received second citizenship papers,
natives of a town are required to pay only J! in,
while "aliens" are required to deposit a fee of tla
before they have the l^al right to kill game.
VIOLENT DEATHS IN CONNECTICUT.
Hnrtfonl, Sept. S (Special). -S:atistlcs for the
throe months ended with August show that there
were 190 violent aaattn In this state for that
p€>riod, of which 3lxty-nln.> were caused by the
railroads. There were flfty-nlno due to ace
drowning and forty-two were from suicide. There
■were two murders, ar.d only five deaths were due
to the automobile.
PETROLEUM CONGRESS OPENS.
Bucharest, Sept. B.— The International l-etrolaani
Congress was officially eaaaed to-day. Premier
Sturdza nnrt other ministers welcomed the <U>le
gates in behalf cf the Romanian government, and
responses were made by several at the foreign
delegates, including the representative from tae
United States, thanking the ministers for their
BROOKLYN BOY LEADER
Charlie Hunter in Charge of Re pub
lican Campaign in Oklahoma,
Guthrie. Okla.. Sept. I iSpeeial).— The RepuWicaa
party organization, in charge of the first stati
campHign in tbe new state, Is compoeed entlrelj
of men era* oaaM t> Oklahoma in tiie first daya
not as officeholders, but as pioneers Who helped
develop the territory Inferestlns; characters,
all men of long residence in the West and ail well
known throughout the new «tete .
When the first run was made for homee, bare
In 18?3. two of the men who raced on horseback
into the r«>w country am Cash Cade, now a*.
ticnal comrriftt-eman. and Charles E. Hunter, now
state chairman of the Republicans. "Ed" Perry, oi
CoaJVßtßj vice-state chairman, entered Indian Ter.
ritory In IS9^. and Oscar Wells, of Ardmore. com
mlttee secretary, dates his entrance into India*
Territory a/t twenty-eight years ago.
"Charlie" Hunter, the stat» chairman. Is a native
of Brooklyn, where he was born on September
IS. lS'fi. Early In life he was l"ft an orphan, end
in 1«T8 his on'y brother rii*d in Baltimore. Fol
lowing a period in the Brooklyn public schoola,
h<» was apprenticed to tlie printer's trade at Pongfc
keopsie. N. T.. and Jn ISS3 he was in Kansas City,
ongjanal in the publishing business.
There have been fen- land openings tn Oklahoma.
in which Hunter ha 3 not participated. He cam»
t?> Guthrie among the first In 1883. and tn 18S0, when
the Sac and Fox Indian country was opened. li»
was again in the race, and wee one of the- found
ers of the town of Chandler, establishing "Tha
Chandler News," the flr3t Republican paper ba
Lincoln County. In ISOI Hunter was found tn an
other land rush, at the opening of the Chajaaua
and Arapaiioe reservations, and he helped four..!
the town of Okarche. In 1593 the "Cherokee strip"
was opened, and Hunter was one of the first to
the townsite of Enid, where he established a Re
publican paper. "The Dally and "Weekly Eagle."
There were no more land openinga until la 1301.
when the Klowas and Comanches permitted tbeh?
lands to be settled, and Hunter was again on tho
ground floor, assisting In establishing the towna
of Hobart. Snyder «r.d Frederick
When the Spanish War began "Charlie" Huntsr
was a resident of Enid, and made several attempt*
to Join Roosevelt's Rough Riders, being each. time
refused because of his small stature. Finally,
through the influence of frlenda at Washington, hi
received a upeelßl order from Adjutant General
Corbin admitting him to the regiment in May, 1533.
He was in th». engagement at La Quaslinas aad Jn
the battle of San Juan Hill. In the days following
ha succumbed ta fever and was furlousrhed homa,
being mustered out at Enid a sergeant. Since the
war he has served as secretary of ttie Roosevelt
Rough Riders' Association and as department com
mander In Oklahoma of the American Wa»
The vice-chairman of the state committee Is "Ed' 1
Perry, cf C«a!gate. He Is a HMn of Montreal.
Canaila. his mother a French -woman and fe!s
father BaaJMi and Irish. His parent 3 located dur
ing his early childhood in Denlson. Tex., and la
1??O he aaOBBM a resident of Ccalgate. Perry wa»
In the general merchandise business In CoaJgats
untU 1535. and sir>c« that time ha» been a coal op
enaar until recently, when he soM both hie ratne*
and storen. J^st year, while the trtbe was m Mis
sissippi. Mr. Perry ansrrlod Miss L« Flore. a niec»
of Greenwood Le Fiore. the noted Chocta'w chte?.
and the first elected ehM of the tribe.
In regard to his political views Mr. Perry fca*
issued tiie following; terse platform: "I am for &
square deal, grass root representation, for keep
ing c!os« to> the people, against ring rule and for
Secretary -A. O. Wells of the state committee 'a
a resident of Ardmore. ia the Chfckasaw Nation.
He ts a native of Ohio, remaining there nntil ths
"call of the West" brought him to the Choctair
Nation, where he found "employment a* a co-v
puncher on a big ranch. Wells h«lp»d organise tha
Reptib!lcan party 1a Indian A»rTitory and later
in the Chicka<aw Nation. When th»» Oklahoma and
Indian Territory Republican committees amalga
mated Ipst autumn Wells waa elected eecretarr and
w.is re-elected at the state convention In Tulsa
Ca.«h Cade, of Shawnee. Reputlican N*t!onnl Com
mltteeman from Oklahoma. 1e of French, descent.
>i« grandfather being a resident of Alsace. His
fath-r was horn n*ar the Natural Bridge. In Vir
rinla. and Cash Cade wa» born near Hsrri- -
Ohio, on August 4. MSB. He taught Bchool to ge«
the money with which, to complete his education
at th» State No--mjil School. In l^ebanon. Ohio. Sr>"'i
afterward he started West, making for tli* Blacic
Hills, and the trip between Fort L*r»mie ->-t
the Black HUls he made overland. In Mi he wa*
back In Anthony. Kan., and later be foun ■:• the
town of Ceafferater, h!s son being the first whit*
child born In the town. Several years prc*pect:n?
In Colorado ami Arizona wer« followed by his lo
cating at Kingfisher when "Old"' Oklahoma *J.<
opened to s«ttlement in ISS? He served as tin
first Clerk of Kingfisher County and the first Ren
ter ed Deeds. He wns townsite man f»r t"-# i^hoc
taw. Oklahoma * Gulf Railroad when it was bulM
ir.g through Oklahoma, nece?s!rattng his removal
to Shawnee. and later he resigned that position t»
heceaae president of Oh First National Rank of
Mr. Cade was elseted antanssl eaawair*
three yean ago, his term not sagejaaj until aeal
year. He was a candidate to succeed W. D. K«>s?ett
as Untied States marshal two years ago. wtaa
President Roosevelt appointed John R. AbernatT 1 ::-'.
the WOW hunter. Afterward he was tendered the
•osltlen of register of th«» government lar.d office
at Guthrie. which he decline.!. !t has been sail
ffIOHIM iiTTj that h« asptres to be cne of the first
United States ■cnatova from tas now state.
Ariong his friends Cade is frequently .i-<=ignatet
as "the squarest man In politls" th-y have ever
MAT SET G9OVE IF.iKT.
Leaseholders Would Divorce Resort
from Best of Xtptutie Tounship.
Ocean CSrove. Sept. S (SpecialV-Steps f»war.l an
organized flclit agalrst the rale ef the Occaa Grora
Camp Meeting Asso. iation of th- aSethewM Kr!»
copal Church, wbara governs its leaseholders wttft-,
out representation bj the organization, were t;ik?i
at the second nweejag of the property heUvni at
the awesaas Beam last vveaaag An px^i'iitK*
committee of seven permanent residents was *9"
pointed to frame into resolutions the anwji griev
ances suffered for thirty-eight y*ars.
One of the important resolutions handed th« es
ecutive coinmitt»e te ceaaMse was ■ move to &***
Ocean Oswve divorced from tl c rest of SeplßM
TewnaWn, whscfe aawrtically mea^s the annulment
of Mm Ocean Grove canrssr. granted by tne l.?si»
More than two hundred residents r>f the rgwrt. a »
egainst on« hui.dred at tho first conference Ust
week, attended the BWettag last ni<ht. ami --p*?* •'•<**
denouncing the Caaan MsrtiM Association w«r«
the rule. The resolutions ■• • adopted ami r^ferrfi
to the executive i-ouimittee Int consideration ana
action, are as follows:
Thet we a»nte»e of the first section of «&?«*"i
ter of the Ocean Grov* A«s.*ciatlon in 9 • far ■ uw»
the municipality b* devoted to a ra mi ; h m fTurt*
ground and Christian seaside resort: also the Wana
section. which provides that the ■twin •-six -«;
tee constituting th* governing h->l h- nr »mi> -^
of the Methodist F.placopal Oiurch: that wMt>»^
I>r A K. Ballard for the Ananotsjl , t ,t,.p^«twr
the year endei l*». >tt th«t 'V, demand =«tat£
ments of the atee prccedmg years. «'^' rI S
statement gives only one-tenth of Itoi to*"™"
we need: that an executive r)immltf , or yetsn>
nent residents b- appointed to act in our ahetaeo|
to seek co-operation with ttw a*en«Mutlon in «■'"
wMwmJuit, but that what la unjv»i «• * w
loyal spirit reouke, egflnwa and ■•*■ to correct. s
REBUILDING KINGSTON. JAMAICA.
The British navataasanl has nwssnl the coionia
government of Jamaica a lean of »\flM» to «*
secured by the revenues of OM colony Mi to ■»
aaed to rebuild Kingston. Jara-Uca. which was par
tially destroyed in the paaaal disastrous eartn
qiink.-. The loan will extend for six or — "'■ year?
[n addition to th!s relief the British govemsw
has agreed to give |7».0BO outright, aad the peoP l *
of England have subscribed »243.0«> more. w^*
makes a total of $4.56G.0j0 available for reßef-
this amount r.iT3.000 1.1 to be distributed aasea
sufferers from the earthquake. While Parliament
has yet to ratify the proposed loan, there Is *
question that favorable action will be^ taken-
The prospect!* e disbursement of nearly *^"*
In tl> next two or thr« years Should ianuw "
American dealers In lumber, iron, steel. »ement
other butldins materials, it ta pointed out t>y ,jZ
American Consul at Kingston, to make a vig/ieawß
campaign for their share of the trad*.