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V OL LXVIII . X° 22,470. NEW-YORK. SUNDAY. MAY 24, 1908.— FIVE PARTS.-SIXTY PAGES.
TRAXSIT BILL DEAD
yOT SIGNED BY HUGHES.
Coney Island Five-Cent Fare Bill
Also Xot Approved.
[By T«?!e<rraj>h to The Tribune. l
I --. r.y. May 23— The Robinson bill, making
general amendments to the rapid transit law de
signed to facilitate subway building In New
York b y offering more attractive contracts to
private capital, died to-night with the expiration
of The thirty-day bill period. Governor Hughes
declined to give his approval to the measure.
The Governor made no explanation of his ac
tion on this Important measure to-night. He
vill have a memorandum next week setting
forth h:s reasor.s for failing to eign the bill.
Kb! the Citizens Union and other civic organ
izations; of New York and the Public Service
Commission for the Ist District advocated the
enactment of this measure, there has been ex
rress^d both at legislative healings end before
the Governor much opposition to it. on the
•jround that it would tend to cor.firm the present
traction monopoly in its control of the New York
City transit situation.
Amendment of the Klsberg rapid transit law
to aid subway building was one of the impor
tant recommendations made by the Governor at
the beginning of the legislative session and
urged vigorously by him. Coupled with this
v.-as a proposition to relieve the transit situa
tion by 'eliminating from New York City's debt
limit subway bonds which were self-supporting.
This matter, in the form of a constitutional
amendment, passed both houses, but cannot be
effective until it has passed the next Legislature
and been ratified by a popular vote.
Other transit measures of considerable in
terest to New York City failed to ' become
laws. The much discussed Coney Island 5-cent
fare Mil died in the ruck of thirty-day bills.
This measure, which was fathered by the As
sembly Railroads Committee, was a substitute
«v, four measures introduced by Tammany
Ha3l Democrats largely to gain political favor
vith a much incensed constituency, which re
tented failures to vote for a similar measure in
1907. The bill was somewhat ambiguous, since
It established the 5-cent fare only in case the
Public Service Commission ' did not sanction a
In disapproving the so-called Coney Island
"bill the Governor In a memorandum said, in
It is plainly intended to affect charges over
existing lines. It establishes a maximum rare
of five cents without regard to the length of the
route or the reasonableness of such a fare. In
other words, it is an arbitrary maximum im
posed by legislative fiat.
The attempt to enforce such a rate under
such circumstances would be abortive, a? a
successful appeal could be made to the courts.
It is idle to suppose that the companies can
be compelled to reduce their fares to five cents
rr.ere'.y because the Legislature says so.
Whether a 5-cent fare is a fair one depends
upon facts and not upon sentiment, desire or
prejudice. Whether the result be agreeable or
disagreeable, it inevitably will be reached only
after the facts have been ascertained and con
sidered. Justice requires this, and under the
constitution the requirement will be enforced.
The proper way to deal with these matters is
to provide for Investigation in which the whole
subject can be considered, specious claims sifted
oat. and a result just both to the corporations
and to the public arrived at.
It may be said that the provision of this Pill
-with regard to the Public -Service ...Commission
has this effect. But this is not the case. The
bill provides for a flat rate of 5 cent? unless
the commission consents to a higher fare. It
does not provide that the commission shall
ascertain or fix a lust and reasonable rate
or that an increase shall be allowed because it
is just and reasonable.
It is highly Important that we should have
transportation in our cities at the lowest fair
rates. It is desirable that in New York City
there should be low rates from the congested
quarters to the breathing spots in the outlying
districts and by the sea. The sure way, and
the only- way, to make real progress in this
direction is through the ascertainment of the
essential facts and the makinsr of reasonable
I •-- In accordance with the fact?. This bill
is wrong in principle and hi not adapted to
■scare the desired result. I cannot approve it.
ANOTHER TRANSIT BILL DEAD.
Still another transit measure which died
•was that permitting the Interborough to charge
an additional fare over an extension of the
present system to be built In the "annexed
district." This was designed to bring resi
dents of White Plains to New York City with
out their present difficulties, and they were
willing to pay the extra fare for the proposed
Practically the only vicious political bill which
got to the Governor this year was among the
l¥i left ,v him to die. This was the Gilchrist
irt-asure, providing that the name of a candi
date for office shall appear only once on a
ta^ot except 5n the cases of judicial nomina
tions. Thus the indorsement of 'a candidate
by another party or a group of independents,
a. practice recognized as salutary in its effect
cs politics, would be prevented, and the two
coTdnant parties would have been able to per
peTuaie themselves by the boss methods which
Governor Huphes has denounced f-n vigorously
ir. his recent speeches! The Gilchrist measure
■was t imiiar to ore introduced last year' by As
f-err.blyman Phillips under the guise of meeting
Governor h c^ recommendation for ballot
refnrm. That bill died in the Senate commit
Armhrr measure which Balled to secure the
Governor's approval was that of the Committee
m Insurance, amending F<--?tion 07 of the so
called Armstrong insurance law so as to in
crease the amount of money insurance compa
nies may , >■:•■• in • ring new business.
Th* Governor signed to-night R. R. Robin
ftTs measure providing that lodging house
keepers In New York City shall make affidavit to
identifications of voters registered from their
plac*?. which identifications must include the
f-iirrsature of each atan l->i?»r- This was one of
th«* election reforms urged by the New York
County Republican Committee. William I^ary,
Superintendent of Elections for the metropoli
tan district, in his annual report to the Gov
ernor, made on December 31 last, also strongly
vrsred the enactment of this legislation.
In disapproving a bill of Senator Cassi-iy
■R-fcldi purported to clarify the law relating to
the percentage of the franchise tax placed by
the state on • • rations. Governor Hugh« 3
tays in ■ ii mm a in*
While it would *w advisable to clarify the ex
i*tirE lav. tru-re are questions ■-•• hi- would De
raised und»r this bill that might cause nerlous
Tb*- CSovel flp-'f l p-'H ll| -" ll "| rt bill intro-
W Murphy, relating
' i»nt\. H-.»
Where the office of County <"'lc-rk '- a salaried
oSoe, it t<-f-ms to m* dfj-irable that all (lees, in
cluding fee* for searches. :-hot:!<l !x* turned over
to tli* county. Tlip matter of fixing and « hang
irsr the compensation of the County Clerk should
»v- -r.nimitt^i'to the Board of Supervisors.
AGRICULTURAL BILL DISAPPROVED.
The Governor also disapproved the bill of
the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, pro
viding for a bureau for the regulation of di —
*awj <att!e; permitting the ase of the tuber
culin test on .-*&*+'] animals, and Increasing
( colicu'd on »«-ondi p»**-
TEN MEN ADRIFT.
Escaped from Foundered Greek
Steamship in Open Boat.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 23.— A special from
Key West says that a message from Jupiter
states that the Greek steamer Cyclades, bound
from Mm Orleans to Genoa, loaded with cot
ton and grain, foundered off the Bahama Isl
ands on May 13. The captain and fifteen of
the crew reached Nassau in a small boat. An
open boat with four passengers and six of the
crew is still missing.
CUPID FAVORS RACING.
Senator Taylor's Wedding May
Interfere with Vote.
From the best information obtainable at Re
publican state headquarters. Senator John R. C.
Taylor, of Middletown, Democrat, who voted
with the Republicans for the Agnew-Hart rac
ing' bill, is to be married not later than June 4
and will at once sail for Europe. This means
that if Senator Foelker, who was operated on
for appendicitis two weeks ago and who is now
convalescing near Poughkeepsle at the home of
relatives, does not recover sufficiently to make
the journey to Albany before Senator Taylor's
departure, the friends of the Agnew-Hart bill
will lose a vote that they have counted on from
It is understood that the failure of the Senate
to pass the Agnew-Hart bill before adjourn
ment has seriously embarrassed the Senator
from the Orange County district. He had in
tended to be married early this month. When it
became apparent that Governor Hughe* would
call a special session of the Senate Senator Tay
lor told the Governor and others that he would
postpone his wedding until May 'Jti.
He considered that this would be the limit of
his accommodation to the friends of the anti
betting bill. The serious illness of Senator
Foelker induced the Republican leaders to im
portune Senator Taylor again to postpone his
wedding. It is understood that he has signified
his willingness to wait until June 4. but not
At Republican state headquarters yesterday
It was said that reports about Senator Foelker
were favorable, but there was nothing certain
about his being able to go to Albany for the
next week or ten days.
Senator Fancher. of Olean. the member who on
the day of the vote was mysteriously "kid
nappesi," but who turned up at the last minute
in time to vote for the bill, is at present in
Oklahoma, where he has extensive oil interests.
He is expected in Albany on Tuesday night.
While the friends of Governor Hughes are still
confident of having: enough vote? to pass the
hill within the next two weeks, it is a fact that
th<= opponents of the measure are feeling more
and more jubilant and confident. They boast of
having a vote in reserve in case It is needed, and
say that it will make little difference whether
Foelker gets to Albany or not.
BELMOXT TO SEE DERBY.
JVill Be at Epsom to Lead Out
X arm an 111 if He Wins.
Aug-us* e.mor;t will sail from this city on
Wednesday for England to see his colt Nor
man 111. the winner of the Two Thousand
Guineas, run in the English Derby, at Epsom,
on June 8. Mr. Belmont hopes to *cc his colors
carried to victory, but his main reason for going
is that he may live up to the old tradition of
the race, that every man who has a horse in
the Derby should be at the course to lead the
winner out in case of victory.
Mr. Belmont said yesterday that, win or
lose. Norman 111 would start in the Grand
Prix, the most coveted fixture of the French
turf. He has engaged Madden, the leading
Jockey in England, to ride Norman 111 in the
Derby and the Grand Prix.
Mr. Belmont will a>o have a starter in the
classic Oaks, for which Richard Croker's Rho
dora is now favorite. The name of the horse
is Dame Beauty, a filly, by Octagon Bella
Donna, and consequently a full sister to Bel
dame, the winner of a Suburban Handicap and
one of the best mares ever bred and raced in
SAW BLAZING SHIP SINK.
Fire in Cargo of Cotton Drove
Crete to Boats.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Baltimore May Captain L. G. Hudgir.s. of
the Baltimore and Carolina Steamship Com
pany's ?tramshlp George Weems. which was
burned last Wednesday off Frying Pan Shoal,
arrived her" to-day with the crew of seventeen
men aboard the Chatham, of the Merchants and
The Weems left Charleston Tuesday night for
Baltimore with a cargo of Sea Island cotton.
The fire was discovered Wednesday. The
flames had already pained great headway. Cap
tain Hudgtn* Basra the dense smoke drove the
engineers from the engine room, and with no
one to tend the fires and machinery the steamer
Homily swung broadside to the wind. Finally
the engines stopped and the flames drove the
men to the bow. '
Seeing that the vessel was doomed. Captain
Hudgins ordered the boats lowered. Two of the
sailors were injured. Wednesday night the men
paw the ship sink with flames shooting forty
feet in the air.
HELPLESS IX HELL GATE.
Boston Steamer Runs Into Rock
and Then Goes Aground.
While making her way through Hell Gate
at 9 o'clock last night the steamer H. M. Whit
ney of the Metropolitan Line, on her way to
Boston, became disabled Just •««■ she had
rounded Hallefs Point. She drifted upon the
rock* a. Hog's Neck. The steamer was freed
after" more than an hour's work The Hteanng
gear was disabled completely by the accident
and the boat drifted across Hell Gate and
bounded a second time on Ballet's Point. She
was finally hacked off again. -
A the vessel was drifting toward the dan-
X ™ section of the Hell Gate channel. called
Mill Race, both anchors were let go and the
boat brought up with a jerk in mid channel. On
account of the heavy fog other -boa «
able to go to the Whitney The boats siren
was blown at half-minute Intervals all nigh
to warn vessels coming In either direction that
she was helpless and ■ menace to navigation.
The Whitney had tern passengers on board. She
is used to carry freight
DE WE SAUTERNE OR MOSELLE.
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GIA?JT AIRSHIP FALLS
SIXTEEX MEX INJURED.
Were Making Flight Before Invest
ing in California Invention.
Oakland, Cal., May 23.— The great Morrell
airship, one of the largest ever built, collapsed
on its trial trip to-day when about three hun
dred feet above the ground a.nd dashed the
sixteen occupants of the car to the earth.
None was killed, but all were seriously in
jured, suffering broken legs and arms and prob
ably internal Injuries. It is believed several
AHERN, John, engineer; bruised.
BARBER Justin, i-hotographer; ribs brok'T..
BVK.N'E. John, pilot, bruised.
FI,l"NO. V. J.. ergine-r; cut and bruised.
GOODFRIEND, P. H.. engineer; bruised.
HALL Charles P.. photographer ; bruised.
MILLER. H., air sailor cut and bruised.
MOWREY. w.. engineer; bruised. .
MORRELL. J. A inventor of the airship, ngnt leg
NELSON. C. A., engineer, pelvis fractured and back
OLSENOtto. air sailor, rib? broken and back injured
PETERSON. John, photographer; bruised.
ROGERS. L. V.. engineer, right leg fractured and in
jured internaHv; ma> dl* M ....
TAYLOR. Z. T. aeronaut, known as "Captain Penfold.
ankle broken and spine Injured . rr *T,rf-
WHIPPLE. S.. engineer, ribs broken and ank.e sprained,
probably iniured internally. .
■vVALIN. E. C. newspaper photographer; foot injured.
The ascension was made shortly before noon
and thousands of persons had gathered to wit
ness the trial. The ship, which was 450 feet
lone and 36 feet in diameter, a combination of
aeroplane and dirigible balloon, driven by six
gasoline engines generating 200 horsepower. ro>e
successfully from the ground to a height of
probably 300 feet. The car was occupied by
sixteen men who had become interested in the
invention and who agreed to make the trial
tiip before taking stock in it. They were all
residents of Berkeley and Oakland.
The five gasolene engines suspended beneath
the long gas receptacle at intervals of about
fifty feet, each attended by an engineer, were
not put in operafion until the airship was well
up in the air. Then two of the engines were
slowly set in motion, the long propellers reach
ing out from them on each side of the ship. Be
fore the ship could be propelled further than
a few feet the forward end tilted until the craft
stood at an angle of forty-five degrees, nose
downward. The members of the crew were
apparently unable to run along the canvas path
way to equalize the weight and right the air
ship, and clung desperately to the netting and
superstructure. The rush of the gas to the
stern of the long gas bag caused the envelope
to burst with a loud, ripping noise.
The release of a great quantity of gas
caused the airship to settle toward the earth.
For a few moments it looked, as though it
would come down slowly enough to avoid any
injury to the sixteen men.
Some of them, however, lost thei- heads bp
fore the ship could alight and jumped, suffer
ing broken limbs or severe bruises. Neanng
the earth, the ship lost gas more rapidly and
the overweighted remnant of gas was borne
to earth with great force. Mr. Morrell. the
inventor of the craft, and several of the en
gineers were caupht in the understructure and
injured by the engines.
There was intense excitement among th«
spectators as the airship began to tilt. As the
gas bag burst and th« ship fell toward the earth
Tvomen and children screamed and ran In every
direction Several women fainted, and children
were knocked down. A cry of horror arose as
men leaped from the .-hip and hurtled
As the ship crashed to the ground a moment
later hundreds of men rushed forward and with
knives ripped the gas bag in a hundred places,
cutting away the varnished material to get out
the men buried underneath. The injured men
were quickly taken to the Roosevelt and Oak
J A Morrell had for a long time been en
gaged in building and exploiting his airship. He
had extensively advertised to-day's trial, an
nouncing that the craft was only a model of the
one he intended to build, declaring that he would
construct a ship 1.200 feet long, capable of car
rying five hundred passengers.
The airship used to-day wa.- similar to many
experimented with in different parts of the
country. The gas bag was the shape of a tor
pedo with blunt ends. The five engines were
suspended by means of heavy network. A canvas
running board connected the gasolene engines.
It If said that Morrell was warned by several
experienced aerial navigators that the kind of
bag he had provided would not stand the strain
of the great weight placed on it. and that it
would explode if he attempted an ascension.
Morrell was confident, however, that the ship
was safe, and so were all those who made the
The ship was not in the air long enough to
determine whether it could be propelled and
directed by the ten propellers, two . driven by
each engine. It is said to have cost $40,000.
One of the features of the accident was the
daring efforts of John Byrne, the pilot, to right
the airship when it began to tilt. He climbed
the rigging to the top of the great gas bag and
tried to crawl up to the stern end. Just as he
got on top of the airship, however, the bag
burst a few feet from where Byrne clung to the
rigging, and it looked as though he would be
overcome by the escaping gas. He held on
grimly, keeping his face to windward, and when
the ship struck the ground he was clinging to
the topmost point, trying to save himself from
a fall and at the same time avoid the escaping
gas. Byrne described his experience as follows:
' "I was riding on the back of the balloon and
felt that we were making a great ascent, when
suddenly I heard a 'pouff' as if some one had
blown a blast from a bellows. I felt the balloon
quiver, stand still, and then the gas under me
began to rush toward the stern end. I knew if
I stayed where I was that I would be swallowed
up in the tangle of bag and wrecked machinery,
so I climbed upward for life, where the gas
was rushing out, but where there was still a
foothold for me. so that I could keep my head
in the air and keep from smothering. When
we landed I was on the top end of the balloon
and the bag made, a cushion that broke my
WARXED ABOUT AIRSHIP.
California Accident Predicted to
Aero Club Member.
Referring to the accident to the, airship Ariel at
Berkeley, (.'a!.. yesterday, members of the Aero
Club of America in this city last night expressed
themselves as not surprised. J. A. Morrell. of San
Francisco, is the inventor of the Ariel, which is
on« of the largest dirigible balloons ever built.
The largest is the Zeppelin 111. in Germany, that on
September 3". IW. made the world's distance rec
or.l riving 211. miles In .-even hours, with ten
Mr. Morrell capitalized at JlO.OnO.noo the National
Airship Company, with offices at No. 51 Van Ness
avenue. San Francisco. He said of the ill fated
Continued on second poge.
THE VACATION AND OUTING SEASON HERE
Hud.-on Kiv-r Day U.ie open. Music— Advt.
HABRIMAfI AFTER ROAD
SEEKS COXTROL OF B. $ M.
Xegotiating for the New Haven's
Stock for the Delaware $ Hudson.
It has been known for several months that
the New York. New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Company was disposed to sell its holdings of
Boston & Maine stock, and at various times the
Canadian Pacific or the New York Centra! has
been mentioned as the probable purchaser. It
is now understood that the prospective buyer is
the : Maware & Hudson company, and there is
reason to believe that the negotiations have
reached an advanced stage.
Several trips have been made to Boston, the
headquarters of the Boston & Maine system,
in the last few weeks by C. S. Sims, second
vice-president and general manager of the Dela
ware & Hudson, and other operating officials
of the latter road, presumably with the object
of looking into the operating details of the Bos
ton & Maine and familiarizing themselves with
the actual condition of the property— a step
which would naturally be taken before closing
negotiations for the change of control of a rail
road property. No positive confirmation of the
reported deal can be obtained from the control
ling interests !n the New Haven or the Dela
ware & Hudson, but some of the large stock
holders of the Boston & Maine expect to see the
transfer of the New Haven's holdings to the
Delaware & Hudson effected.
HARRIMAN AN ACTIVE FACTOR.
In this transaction E. H. Harriman, who is
( clashed as perhaps the most influen
tial member of the Delaware & Hudson board, is
said to be an active factor. Only a day or two
ago Louis D. Brandeis. the Boston lawyer, who
has been opposing- the merger of the Boston &
Maine with the New Haven, issued an cpen let
ter, in which he denied that he was acting for
Mr. Harriman. while admitting that his law
partner solicited Illinois Central proxies for Sul
livan & Cromwell, of this city, the ser.ior mem
ber of which firm, William Nelson Cromwell,
acted as attorney for Mr. Harriman in the con
test with Stuyvesant Fish.
Mr. Harriiru.n is supposed in Boston to be in
terested in the destination of the New Haven's
holdings o? Boston & Maine, as is indicated by
the remark of Chairman Warner of the special
commission on commerce and industry ap
pointed by Governor Guild of Massachusetts to
inquire into the proposed merger, who, in de
fending last week before the Railroad Commit
tee cf the Massachusetts Legislature the com
mission's favorable report on the merger, said
that if the Boston & Maine stock were sold In
the open market it would probably be acquired
by Mr. Hariiman or ether outside interests.
It was announced nearly a year ago. after per
sistent rumor and frequent denial, that the New-
York. New Haven & Hartford had acquired $10,
904300 of the common and preferred stock «if
the Boston & Maine Railroad, or about 38 per
cent. This stock was exchanged, share for
share, for stock of the New Haven, but owing
to the enactment of the anti-merger law by the
Massachusetts Legist ture, preventing the pro
jected consolidation before July I. 1908. the ac
quisition of additional stock was suspended.
d::ath blow to merger.
The New Haven and the Boston & Maine are
connecting systems- and not parallel and com
peting, but the proposed merger aroused much
opposition throughout New England, and, as al
ready noted, not long after the passage of the
anti-merger act the New Haven began to con
sider disposing of its holdings. Although the
special commission referred to reported in fa%-or
of the merger, it was by a majority of only one,
and the '« -isiature has as yet taken no action
regarding the extension or repeal of the anti
In addition to the uncertainty as to the Legis
lature's position concerning the merger, the New
Haven has seen in the decision of the Massa
chusetts Supreme Court on May 8, holding
illegal the company's control of certain trolley
roads in Massachusetts, a further reason for
considering the step of divesting itself <>f the
ownership of the Boston & Maine stock, Vice-
President Byrnes saying:
**We believe the principle enunciated by the
court applies as well to the holding of Boston &
Maine stock by the New Haven company, and
that it will be necessary for the company also
to dispose of this stock unless the legislature
decides that it is consistent with the interests of
the commonwealth that it should be retained."
Added to these considerations is the fact of the
institution on Friday of the government pro
ceedings to prevent the New Haven from exer
cising any control over the Boston & Maine,
which may be supposed to incline the New
Haven management to early consummation of
the reported negotiations with the Delaware &
Hudson. It would appear that the Delaware &
Hudson is in a position easily to take over the
Boston & Maine stock, a? only a fortnight ago
the stockholders authorized a $50,000,000 bond
issue, of which $20,000,000 is to be used in retir
ing outstanding bonds and notes and in provid
ing for floating debt.
The Delaware & Hudson operates a line ex
tending from Albany *and Troy westward to
Binghamton and to the heart of the anthracite
coal region of Pennsylvania, and northward to
Rouse's point, N. V.. whence it reaches Montreal
over the Grand Trunk. It is, however, con
stretching: a line of its own to Montreal, which
will ultimately be extended to Quebec. Control
of the Boston & Maine, which through its con
trolled line, the Fitchburg, reaches Troy, would
give the Delaware & Hudson a direct line from.
Montreal and from the anthracite coal district
to Boston and to the extensive manufacturing
territory which the Boston & Maine system
serves. ; The New York Central, it should be
remembered, also has a line to Boston in the
shape of the Boston & Albany, but the relations
between the Delaware & Hudson and the New-
York Central have always been close, and It
may be assumed that the Central's interests
will be safeguarded in the arrangement for
transfer of the New Haven's Boston & Maine
stock to the Delaware & Hudson.
BAD FOR DELAWARE & EASTERN ROAD.
The position of the Delaware & Eastern Rail
road, in view of the reported probable acquisition
of virtual control of the Boston & Maine by the
Delaware & Hudson, presents an interesting
Question. This is a road the short completed
part of which is in Delaware County, tills state,
and which Is intended by its projectors ulti
mately to extend from Wilkes-Barre, in the coal
re.gions, to Schenectady. Its construction has
been resisted by the Delaware & Hudson, but
unsuccessfully, and only a few days ago the
Appellate Division affirmed the action of the
former Board of Railroad Commissioners grant
ing certificates of public necessity to two of the
roads forming part of the proposed line.
This line, It is said, would be the most direct
and the lowest grade route for the coal of the
Scranton and Wilkes-Barre districts to the New
England market. Its managers have figured
upon the Boston & Maine as their connection
with New York Central, which controls th«
Boston &■ Albany, also opposing the construe-
Oontlnued on third page.
KILLS RIVAL AXD SELF.
Rejected Suitor Murders Girl and
Takes Ottn Life Later.
Lippman Kessler, a rejected suitor of Miss
Nina E. Doane, shot and instantly killed his
former sweetheart yesterday as she was enter
taining: her flanc4. Thomas Faulkner, in th«
apartments of her grandmother, at No. *9 Pine
apple street. Brooklyn, according to the story
told to the police by Faulkner. Faulkner was
also wounded in the cheek and in the neck at
the same time by the man who attacked Miss
At 2:20 o'clock this morning Lippmar. Kess
ler shot and killed himself at Poplar and Ful
ton streets, Brhoklyn. He was walking to the
Fulton street ferry alone when he suddenly
shot himself and died before the arrival of an
ambulance from the Brooklyn Hospital.
Some time ago Kessler .'as a rival with
Faulkner for the favor of Miss Doane. Faulkner
won the girl's promise to marry him and Kess
ler took lodgings at No. 9o Pineapple street,
where he could watch the movements of the
Yesterday Faulkner was calling on Miss
Doane. both her grandmother and uncle, who ts
a Brooklyn newspaper man. being absent from
the house at the time. when, according to
Faulkner'- story. Miss Doane went to the
door to answer a ring of the bell and was
met by Kessler, who fired a shot point blank
into her breast and sent a second bullet into
Faulkner's cheek, and one grazed his neck.
Faulkner ran a few steps after Kessier and
then went back into the room where Ills* Doane
Kessler. according to Faulkner's description,
is twenty-seven years old and a Hebrew. He
lives in Herklmer street, near Patchen avenue.
J. F. Sellen. a private detective, told the police
that he saw a man answering Kessler's descrip
tion running from the Pineapple street address
without a hat. Kessler's hat was found in the
Miss Doane was once an aspirant for StasH
honors. She was to have married Faulkner in
The grandmother of Miss Poan- is tha widow
of the late Surgeon General C. E. Doane. who
served through the civil War. Eugene Doane.
the uncle of Miss Dnan- and racing editor of
"The Brooklyn Eagle." said last night that Kess
ler was engaged to his niece at one time and
that he succeeded in having the match broken
GERM AX TRAMP ASHORE.
Sugar Laden Craft Hard Aground
Xear Little Egg Harbor.
Atlantic City. May 23 (Special) .— Lo?in* h-r
bearings in an unusually thick fog the German
steamer Hornsee. with a cargo of sugar from
Cuba for New York, went hard aground this
morning on a shoal about four miles south of
Little Egg Harbor. N. J Fortunately for the
stranded steamer there was a light sea running
at the time, and she lies in an easy position
Shortly after noon the fog thinned out suffi
ciently to permit the lifesavers from the Little
Beach and North Brigantine Bhoal stations to
go out to her assistance. "When the lifesavers
cam* alongside th« captain and his crew of
twenty-four men and one passenger said th»y
felt they were in no danger and would remain
aboard the steamer.
The capta.in asked the lifesavers to be in readi
ness to take them ashore in case of necesetty. and
advised that the steamer's predicament be com
municated to the Merritt -Chapman Wrecking
Company. Two wrecking tugs were reported in
the vicinity of the Hornsee. and will attempt to
drag her into deep wat*r when tha fog lifts. It
Is thought that much of her 3.000 tons of sugar
will have to be lightered before she ca.n be
budged. The Hornsee is a German tramp
steamer of about I.2<X> tons.
HURLED FROM HIS Al'TO.
L. A. Heinsheimer in Collision rvith
J. F. Marsdcn.
Louis A. Heinsheimer, a member of the hank
ing firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. was thrown vio
lently from his automobile in Far Rockaway
yesterday afternoon, and narrowly escaped se
rious injury, when his car smaehrd into the ma
chine owned and driven by J. F. Marsden. a
florist, of Far Roekaway.
Mr. Heinsheimer was turning from Franklin
avenue into Mott, on his way to the Long Island
Railroad station, and Mr. Marsden, coming from
the opposite direction, was about to turn the sam-?
corner, when the machines came together with a
The two men, who were the only ones in th»
cars, were hurled some distance before they
landed on the road. Many persons saw the acci
dent, and some of them rushed the injured men
to a nearby drug store, where they were treated
by a resident physician and went home. Both
of them said the collision was unavoidable.
TRAIX ROLLS IXTO (REEK.
Four Men Droxcned in Accident Fol
lowing Texas Cloudburst.
I By TeWraph M Th« Trtbun* ]
Wichita Falls, Tex . May 23.— A severe cloud
burst which struck this neighborhood last night
washed away the railroad tracks about ten
miles from the city, and a freight train which
came along shortly afterward rolled down an
embankment into a creek. Four of the crew
were drowned in the torrent.
Great damage was done to farm property and
numbers of cattle and small animals are re
WALTER WHITE IXJIRED.
Autom obile Man ■ fact v rer 's ( ' ir
Overturns in Race at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati. May 23.— Walter WMaat the
wealthy automobile manufacturer, of Cleve
land, suffered a broken leg and was otherwise
seriously injured by the overturning of hi*
car In the automobile races here to-day. He
was taken to a hospital.
CARDINAL LOGTJE'S BOAT GROUNDS.
Cardinal L/?gue ami »«\<»ral friends took a trip
around Manhattan Island yesterday, and. according
to members of the Harlem River Boat Club, the
Metropolitan Boat Club and persons said to have
been eyewitnesses, the beat carrying the party
ran aground under the. Central Bridge and 4 the
Cardinal was In actual danger of being dumped
into the river. The story was afterward confirmed
by Father Henry, a missionary on Kills Island.
The party was transferred from the launch Velox.
belonging to the Fire Department, the boat club men
cay. and taken to the Harlem Boat Club house and
later to the Metropolitan Bo*t Clue bouse. The
launch, according Si the oarsmen, was pulled off
(he reef under U»t bridzo by a tu#
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DELEGATES TO THE
MR. BRYAX FAR IX THE
481 Delegates' Are for Him, 22 fat
Johv.ton, 11 for Gray and
163 Are Uncommitted.
More than two-thirds of the delegates .to th*
Democratic National Convention have now been
elected. | Complete delegations were, chosen :aat
week in Alabama. California, Florida. Michigan.
Missouri. South . Carolina. Washington. Wyom
ing. Alaska. Hawaii and the District of Colum
bia. Four delegates-at-laxge were elected in
Pennsylvania. Of th» 172 delegates named la
these states and territories Mr. Bryan got 15&.
Thirteen, were not instructed or committed.
The call for th» national convention 'x-<i its
membership at 1.002. the Philippines being ex
cluded from representation. Six Philippics del
egates have been chosen, however, and will' ap
ply for admission. Of the 677 delegates so far
elected 4SI are Instructed for Mr. Bryan or com
mitted to his support by resolutions of prefer
ence or public announcements. Twenty-two aX«
for Johnson. .11 are for Gray and 63 un
committed. Mr. Bryan has the support of .1
per cent of the delegates so far elected.
The distribution by states, territories and de-"
pendencies among the various candidates of th«
677 delegates so far elected Is shown m the fol
~~ ~~- ; TTjTT
\ If ImJ
• - L lAhLI
A'abam* .... 22| — I — —
t.t^.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::: *i — — ; , —
California 20 — — I —
Connecticut , 4, — i — 1 1* *
Delaware — - * —
District of Columbia • — — —
Florida 1 — — '•
Hawaii ii — f — —
ll!lapi» . *4 — — —
Indiana' - »| — — . —
lowa - »t — — —
Kansas '. - 20 — — ~1
Maine — « — — , »
Massachusetts 24 — — , »
Michigan — 29 — ' — —
Minnesota - | — — — ~~
MU*-urt .f» — i — : —
Nebraska I 5 — — ! rr
New Jersey ---•• — ~~ — :*
New York — —. . — . «»
North Dakota. ... — s
Onto - *2 — —"\ ~
Oklahoma - " , _,
renr?ylvar.:a 3 ?i ~ i
Rhorte Island - - . ♦ '_
South. Carolina i *£ _ _
South Dakota •> :
Washington ,'"i Z _
Wisconsin • «| Z _ -
Wyoming; ..-...--••.••-•-••••-•-•-••■ 9 j ~" ___
TQttl* ■ I _. • • '"*»■ gl " W
' vot- -contests are bein* mad- for sfcr seats from th "
District of Columbia by an uninstructed delegation.
To^.al membership oi th. , oi r MOJ. 1.008.
Necessary to a choice under the t»o-thtnls rule. GBS.
These state, territorial and dependency con
ventions are still to be held:
Texas— Fort Worth. May 26.
New Hampshire^ — Concord. May 2,.
Arizona— Tucson, May 28.
New Mexico— Santa F>, May 23.
West Virginia— Wheeling. May 23.
Porto Rico — San Juan. May 31.
X Nevada— Carson City. June I. _ -_,-...^. : r::~
Arkansas— Little Rock. Jtjne 2. ; ' -.
Maine <2d District)— Le^lston, June ._ •
Idaho— Boise. June 3 _^v c
- Louisiana— Rou*~. June 3.
Maryland— Baltimore. June 3.
Georgia — Primaries, June 4
Utah — Salt Lake City, June 6.
Montana — Helena. June 10.
Kentucky — Lexington. June 11.
Virginia — Roanoke, June 11
Colorado — Denver. June 15.
Oregon — Portland. June IS.
Mississippi— Jackson. June 17.
Tennessee — Nashville. June 1"
North Carolina— Charlotte. June 24.
Vermont— Burlington. June 2S.
DELEGATES TO CHICAGO
MISSING DISTRICTS ALL IX
553 for Taft, 64 for Knot, 50 for
Hughes, 46 for Cannon, 82 for
Fairbanks, 25 for La F oil eft
4 for Foraker and 107
To complete its table of dslegates-eloct ■' M
Republican National Convention The Tribune
publishes to-day the best information obtain
able from the eleven Congress districts in Texas
which had not reported up to May 17. All 3SO
d-legates have now been accounted for. Of
I***, 553 are either Instructed for Taft. com
mitted to his support by resolutions of indorse
ment or preference, or have publicly announced
in connection with their election their intention
to vote for him at Chicago. Sixty-four are for
Knox 59 for Hughes, 45 for Cannon. 32 fcr
Fairbanks. 25 for La ■** 4 for Foraker
and 137 are uncommitted. Contests in which.
Presidential preferences are involved are beinff
mad- for 35 of the 980 seats. Secretary Taft
has the support of 55. 4 per cent of the delegates
bo far elected.
In addition. Mr Taft will probably have the)
•upport of 72 cf the technically uncommitted
delegates, brings his total up to 625.
These delegates were elected in the misains;
The sth District enrrrention. held at Dallas- «•
V»v 13 elected C W. Sterling, of. Dallas, and
X B iJar-VnVhir.. of Rockwall County. They
wer?" inducted for Taft. £.»«•??§£££s
tion elected M. P. Gentry and A. J McCatlley.
The Un to th tr i>i ! .m c t convention, held at Austin on
May 14 elected G. M. Booth, of Taylor, and T.
ll Wren of Austin. They were Instructed for
Taft A rival convention. het.l at Austin on.
May 12 elected WUIUm Whir*, of Tr.tvt*
Cocnty. and J. V. Tolllver. of Hay* County.
They were instructed for Fairb.inks ; _
The 11th District convention, held at^yac© on Mar
14- elected C. A. Boynton. of vlac©. ana j.
Williams, of Hamilton County. They w^r« »n-
Thm t i«h' < Dl!.'trtct a convention, held on May 14 at
3a n Antonio. elected J. M. O?P-nheimer. of
hexar County, and O. H Harrison of Brown
County. They were Instructed for Taft.
The Ist District convention, held May 14 elected
XT r Harris, of Sulphur Sprhtgs, and G. M.
Guest, of Tarts. They were Instructed for
The 'd District convention, held at Nacozrioches
on May 14. elected E. G. Christian, of Batson.
and D H. Morris, of Centre. They were in- ■
s true ted for Taft.
The «th District convention elected R. Tread
*"Twa* of Navarro County, and J. A. Myers, of
Brazos County. They, were instructed for
The MB District elected B. Burkett. of Palestine.
and I. Vi". '*• of Galveston. Tb~y were In
structed for Taft.
The 13ih District convention el" ■• ' T. S. Boyle.
of CUrendon. and J. ■ Luts. of \ernon.
Tlj«y were instructed '- luff
Th« l*th District convention elected .1 3 B*k«r.
of Haskell. and J. A. Smith., of El Paso.
They > -"■ instructed for Taft.
Th« *th District convention, held at Sherman 09