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TO
DENVER HOW CHOSE.
yB. BRYAN has won a
THREE-FOURTHS
MAJORITY.
75? Delegates Are for Him, 22 for
Johnson, 11 for Gray and 212
Are Uncom mit ted.
•The lift of delegates-elect to the Democratic
Vatlonal Convention is now complete. Thirty
delegates— twenty-four from North Carolina and
fix from Montana— were elected this week.
These thirty delegates were all instructed for
Bryan-
The call ft* the national convention fixed its
bbjMlii l lllilp at IMS. the Philippines being ex
cluded from representation. Six Philippine dele
rates have been chosen, however, and will ap
ply for admission. Of the LOOS delegates elected
557 are instructed for Mr. Bryan, or committed
to Mi support by resolutions of preference or
: public announcements. Twenty-two are for
i Johnson, 11 are for Gray and 212 are uncom
mitted >'r Bryan has the support of 75.5 per
.«nt of ite delegates.
The distribution by states, territories and de
pendencies among the various candidates of the
100' delegates is shown in the following table:
&f ' — <-• ■ a .—
I! 9 I
: ? : i
1 I• J - ■1 S
AUi*=* ~~ ~~ ~
/Tiiana « — — —
Art**" •- !5 — — —
.Oiiorwa 20 — — —
ew<- -' ~ 1 — — ™
p££rt*«r Columbia '.''.". '.'. '.'.'.'.'.'.'. '-. 6 — - -
rSm ■ ,' z\ ~~ ~~ 28
'Georgi* ~~e, ~ — 26
H««ii « Z Z Z
mtk —•. J" _ _ _
'Iltools St
.!■«■»» -™ — — _
»■» «O z z —
K«i«* — a — __
Kretorkv • j* — — —
J/iuisian« - !| ~ ~~ ~Z
i!a!iw - , Jl — — ,?J
Jliryl^a - *\ — — J —
J!assachiii»tis ~*\ — — 8
Sllchlpin - 28 ; — — —
Sllnnef"-* — — — —
paafcxlrpl - 3° — — —
Missouri *>*> — — —
Montana ■ — ♦» — — —
»bra!=ka • 16 — — —
Nevada *1 — — ~
>.>«• He-T?r.;re — € — — 2
>>»■ Ben* ............••.•-• — — } — 24
v.w Heiieo — 6 — ' — —
>.>«• Tor* — — ! — 73
North Car->!ma - -. "4 — — —
v-r:r Dakota - *> — — 1 -■
Ohio -.- 4« — j — —
_» — —
Oklahoma .-- " 4 — — —
rwcsylvtnla, — ■■ — 5 -<
r-r- Rica — — — •
T.hoae Maafl — | 4 — — 4
f-f>urh Carolina. 3v3 v — — —
5-outh ' s.ko*-a fi ! — — —
-.--. 24 — — —
7>xa» - _..... Sfi! — ' — —
''ah 6! — j — —
Vermont — I — I — ™
Virginia 24| — — —
trisfcirrtoj! !•] — ' — — j
■"•«: Virpsla 14 — — —
"STijrnnriTi Cfij — — —
•wvotalar 6! — — I
j !
T-g « I 7571 22 II) 212
x ■•' — Concerts are beans; ma<le for s\x peats from Urn
restrict cf Columbia by an ■unins-truct«d delegation and
far rix seat* from Idaho by a rival Bryan delegation
Tots] rr.»mr*rsrilp of the convention at 1908. 1.002.
J>>«SEarx to a choice under the two-thirds rale, ML
SAT HE STABBED FATHER.
Police Hold Son Pending Result of
Possibly Fatal Wounds.
Buydarn Vantinian. of No. 4036 Third avenue,
n-a? fatally stabbed last night in his home dur
ing an alleged quarrel with his son, Sargus, who
laughed at his father's anger when the latter
came home and found three strange men in the
house with his wife. Young Vantinian is under
arrest at the Tremont avenue police station.
The, father returned home last night after a
fruitless search for work during the day. Gain
ing no satisfaction when he asked what business
the men bad in the house he upbraided his wife
and bos in strong language, and. It is said.
whipped out a long bladed knife. He rushed for
Mi For. but the latter, according to the police,
wrenched the knife from his hand and sank It in
his neck-
Detective;: Brown and Gordan and Police Cap
tain M. <";!> nn found the son in the cellar. He
•sras locked up on a charge of felonious assault
pending the outcome of his father's injuries.
The landed man is in Fordham Hospital, where
it Is tzH his wounds probably will prove fatal.
JBIISrs HOUSE DYNAMITED AGAIN.
Third Outrage Near Scranton Follows With
drawal of State Police.
Ecranton. Perm., July 3.— The residence of the
Jfter. Father Karparsii. pastor of the Polish L!th-
BJBSjaa Catholic Church at Archbald. near here, was
dynamited early to-day. The porch was torn away
■Bd the front pan of the house was badly wrecked,
but non* of the, occupants suffered serious injury.
Factional differences have existed in th*- church
ir pome tlm*. and this dynamite outrage is the
third to occur. The state police for a long time
■cm on puard at the church to prevent a riot
fcE3OSE the factions, but they were withdrawn a fe-.r
cays ago. The state police, are searching the moun
tains lor those eurpected of having wrecked the
boaoe.
JOHN CHAELTON LOSES LEG.
Case Puzzles Surgeons — Patient's Condition
Regarded Favorable.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune ]
Toronto. July 3.— Physicians are puzzled over ••>•
<.««* of John Charlton. who la well known in
Canada and the United States throuph his advocacy
** reciprocity. Some time ago a blood clot formed
& an artery In his right leg. stopping in* circula
tion, and his life was despaired of. Subsequently,
htw«\». r the whole; leg. close up to the knee, with
ered asray and dropped off. The only operation
twriimn; was to remove ■ small piece at protrud
■4l bone. Th» wound Is nearly healed. and Mr.
Charltorfs condition is now regarded as favorable.
Mr. Charlton is at his bane in Lyne.ioch.
AN APOLOGY TO RICHARD CROKER.
r»ublin, July '.—"The Manchester Chronicle" has
apologized to Richard Croker and has agreed to
lay him :7,500 and publish an apology in all the
fportin? papers of the country in settlement of the
lit*! suit Instituted against it by Mr. Croker for
* *Ut*rne>nt which, l.». s*id, reflected on his char
acter as a ssport-mant t-man
DR. C. C. GLEASON DEAD.
W.iion, jj U y . r,r C. Campbell •il*'--""i I *'--""- of
*»'«w York. died her* to-day.
_**■ C. Campbell Gleason. a doctor or dental
* s *ll«'y, lived at No. ifiO West 100 th street-
To-day, ehnwer*.
To-morrow, *!,..« southeast winds.
ADMIRAL THOMAS DEAD.
Commanded the Second Pacific Bat
tleship Squadron.
Fan Francisco, July 3.— Rear Admiral Charles
M. Thomas (retired), who commanded the second
squadron of the battleship fleet on the cruise
around the Horn, died suddenly at the Hotel del
Mont", Monterey, to-night.
Admiral Thomas succeeded Admiral Evans Sn
command of the big fleet, but held the position
only a few days. He retired and Admiral Sperry
took command. After his retirement. Admiral
Thomas went to Del Monte for rest and recu
peration. His health had been fairly good, and
death was unexpected. It is supposed heart
trouble was the cause.
Charles Mitchell Thomas was born in Philadel
phia October 1. IS4*. He was appointed to the
Naval Academy from Pennsylvania in 1861 and was
graduated in 1865. He was promoted to ensign
December I, 1566; master. March 12. 1S68; lieutenant.
March 26. 1869; lieutenant commander. April 1.
1580; commander, February 28. 1890; captain, March
S, 1899, and rear admiral, January 12, 1905.
He first served on the Shenandoah, and after a
varied career in many naval capacities was re
lieved as superintendent of the naval training
service in January, l? 07, to take command of the
second division of the Atlantic* fleet, in which
capacity he served until August of the same year.
when he was assigned to the command of the sec
ond squadron of the same fleet. He accompanied the
Atlantic battleship fleet on its recent trip to the
Pacific Coast, and upon th« relief of Admiral Ev
ans succeeded to its command, being in turn re
lieved by Admiral Sperry.
His home was in Newport, R. 1.. where, on No
vember 3, 1574, he married Miss Ruth Simpson,
daughter of Rear Admiral Edward Simpson.
TORNADO KILLS FIVE.
• -.
Forty Injured in New Mexico Tottn
— Many Homeless.
Santa Fe, X. M.. July 3.— Five persons were
killed, forty injured and many rendered home
less by a tornado last night at Fort Summers,
Guadeloupe County, N. If. The dead are Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Gerhardt, Miss Alvarado and
two unidentified sheep herders. Gerhardt was
a pioneer of the region.
Nfws of the disaster was contained in a
telegram received this afternoon by Acting Gov
ernor Nathan Jaffa from A. P. Anaya, who
said financial aid was needed.
Governor George Curry and TV. H. Andrew?,
delegate to Congress, are in the region devas
tated a/id are taking such official measures for
the relief of the inhabitants as the situation
demands.
EL PASO STORM COSTS FIVE LIVES.
Two Men Washed from Bridge — Washout
Throws Train Into Stream.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
El Paso. Tex., July 3.— Five lives were lost, one
man is missing and property damage amounting
to thousands of dollars was done last night by a
heavy hail and rain storm. In thirty minutes the
precipitation was 1.13 inches and the flood, coming
down the mountain sides, washed out the tracks
of the Southwestern, the Santa Fe and the South
ern Pacific railroads, which are not yet repaired.
Interurban trolley lines to Fort Bliss and to
Towne Texas and the El Paso smelter were also
washed out and are yet out of commission. Two
unknown men sought protection from the torren
tial rain beneath a railroad bridge and when the
water swept down it carried them into the river.
They have not been identified, although their
bodies were recovered. Paul E. Stedham, who
was out fishing when the cloudburst came, has
not returned.
A Texas & Par-iflc train ran into a washout at
the Boracho. Texas, and the engineer and Mrs.
Txcarda Apndica and two children were drowned.
The engineer jumprd. falling into the stream,
which had washed out the bridge, and the Mexican
woman and children were pinned dewn in the
ciiair car.
STOPS CAR; IS STABBED.
Chauffeur Nearly Murdered by
Masked Highwayman.
Etoslyn, Long Island, July 3 (Special).— "With
blood streaming from a knife wound in his
neck, Leopold Daumney, a chauffeur for Benja
min Stern, raced his employer's car home last
evening and collapsed as he drew up in front
of the building. A physician, hastily summoned,
said the driver had narrowly missed bleeding
to <kath and that the wound was very near the
juerular vein.
Paumeny was within half a mile of Ms em
ployer's home, travelling at a moderate speed,
■tthen a man stepped into the road from the
bushes and hold up a hand. Believing there had
been an accident in the road ahead, Daumeny
stopped his car. The man then planted a foot on
the running board and made a sudden lunge at
the Frenchman's neck with a long knife. Dau
meny lifted his army quickly, partly warding
off the blow. Then he put on full power and
the car jumped ahead, throwing the would-be
assassin to the road.
His assailant was masked, the chauffeur said,
but he had not noticed it till he attacked him.
He said he knew of no enemy who would seek
his life
AUTO DRIVER INJURED.
Accident on Dieppe Course — Racer
Kills Old Man.
Dieppe. July 3.— A racing automobile, driven
by an Englishman. "Hal" Watt, was smashed
to-day while going at the rate of 120 kilometres
an hour near here. A bursting tire caused the,
accident. Watt was shot thirty feet from the
roadway into a field, where he was found an
hour later by the driver. Nazzaro. who was
practising for the race for the Grand Prix.
Watt was sent to an hospital, where it is said
his condition is desperate. The machine that
was smashed ran second in the Grand Prix in
1007, when it was driven by Sisz. Watt bought
it afterward.
Another rm ing machine to-day killed an old
man on the n.ad near Saint-Mal^ry-en-Caux,
seventeen miles .southwest <>f hero.
NEW YORKERS HURT IN AUTO WRECK.
Youngstown. Ohio. July 3.— An automobile con
taining 8. H. Sweet and W. J. Gidiey. of No. Sl7
Broadway, New York City, was run down to-dny
at ii,, r «,t, «>h>r>. forty-five miles north of here, by a
Lake Shore train. Both men were badly cut about
the face and head. They were brought to this city
by train and taken to the City Hospital. The ma
chine was completely wrecked.
BLERIOT'S MONOPLANE RECORD.
Pan.-, July 3.— M. Bleriot flow three kllomntjvs
to-day with the greatest of fHhf in his monoplane.
This machine rises more quickly and is lesi in
fected by the wind than machines of several planes.
$19.00 TO CLEVELAND AND RETURN
Via Pennsyliinia Railroad, July 6 to S. Tickets
good to return until July la. See ticket ugenta.—
Advt. . - .' .
NEW-YORK. SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1908. -FOURTEEN PACag&^SßggtfU
ITALIANS CRY GRAFT
IT IN HALF.
COLONY SP
Charges Against Labor Bureau Sub
sidized by Government.
The Italian colony of New York Is deeply In
terested and part of it at least Is agitated over
charges of irregularities and gTaft that have
been made against the Labor Information Office
for Italians, at No. 59 Lafayette street. The
Institution, although Incorporated under the
laws of New York, is recognized as being semi
official, as It was established under a law
promulgated in Rome, and derives Its revenues
largely from the Italian government, in the
form of a subsidy amounting to $20,000 a year.
The functions of this bureau, according to
its papers of incorporation, among others are
to help the Italian immigrants to employment
and to d:ffuse information regarding labor con
ditions. It was the purpose of the Italian gov
ernment and of the organizers that this aid
should be rendered without cost to the immi
grants. On the letterhead of the bureau appear
the word;; "Free Employment and Information
Office." One of the charges made against the
bureau Is that persons seeking there have
paid $2 wit:i their application and that in sev
eral instances the jobs were not only not ob
tained but that the persons who paid were
unable to get their money back.
The further charge is made that a person con
nected with the bureau has trafficked in con
sular steamship tickets issued by the Italian
Consul General in this city through the infor
mation bureau to poor, aged or sick Italians
who pay at the rate of 40 cents a day for the
passage. Some immigrants, it Is said, have
paid as high as $15 and $18 for the tickets
which should have cost about $6.
The charges against the bureau are many
and they have divided the local colony into two
camps, even to the newspapers. From both ele
ments have emanated charges of threats of
violence. The charges are being made the sub
ject of a memorial to the Italian Parliament
asking for an official investigation.
LIBEL, ACTION MAY RESULT.
As a result of the controversy judicial pro
ceedings have been brought in this city by Dr.
G. E. di Palma Castiglione. manager of the
labor information office, against two Italian
newspaper proprietors to ascertain whether he
has grounds for criminal action. The newspaper
proprietors are Giovanni Vicario, of "L'Araldo
Italiano," and Felice Toccl. of "L'Eco dl Italia,"
who is also a banker, at No. SO Park street.
There was a hearing yesterday before Magis
trate Walsh, in the Criminal Courts Building
Several night hearings in the case have been
held before the same magistrate in the Jeffer
son Market Court. James W. Osborne appears
In the proceedings as counsel for the manager
of the labor information office and Fulton Me-
Mahon for the newspapermen, and banker.
The case was adjourned after a Sicilian wit
ness had testified that some time in last April
he paid money for employment to an attache of
the labor office, but that he never obtained the
job he sought. He was a voluntary witness,
having come into the courtroom and offered his
testimony, which he gave on the- stand without
having even consulted with the attorney for the
defence. Another witness had testified to pay
ing money under similar circumstances to an
employe of the labor bureau, named Pettruzelli,
and had insisted that Dr. di Palma, the man
ager, was present when he paid the money.
BLAMES PRIVATE BANKS.
There is another phase of the case which
might have been partly responsible for the pres
ent conflict of interests. Dr. di Palma says it
has been. It Is that the labor office has de
prived the private Italian bankers of much of
their business by recommending all immigrants
with money to send it to Italy to the Italian
Pavings Bank or to the local branch of the Bank
of Naples. The bankers resent not only the
presence of the latter institution, which they
assert is not paying taxes, but the activity of
the labor office in aiding it in its business to
their detriment. Dr. di Palma said that his
bureau did this in the interest of the immi
grants, to protect them from irresponsible pri
vate bankers.
It came out. however, in the examination of
Dr. di Palma before Magistrate Walsh that not
so long ago one of the clerks of his bureau.
Paganelli by name, absconded with $77."> left in
his care by immigrants. Dr. di Palma said that
he personally assumed the responsibility for this
loss, and was now paying It back.
The banking phase of the agitation has
brought the Postoflice Department Into the af
fair. Dr. di Palma wrote to the Postmaster
General declaring that the presence of sub-sta
tions in the private Italian banks was mislead
ing to the Immigrants. Some of these pub-sta
tions have been removed, but the one in Mr.
Tocci's bank remains.
At the examinations before the magistrate
much time was consumed on the technicalities
of the translations of the alleged libellous arti
cles, Mr. McMahon trying to prove that if there
was a libel it was against the bureau and not
against the manager of it. On this account
there has been time to examine only two of the
material witnesses by whom the defence hopes
to show justification. There were, however,
more than fifteen witnesses ready to testify as
to their relations with the labor bureau.
■MANAGER USED TO BE SOCIALIST.
Dr. di Palma said on the stand that he was
graduated from the universities of Turin and
Genoa and that he was formerly editor of "Pro
Italia," a socialist paper, in New York. But he
said he was no longer a socialist. He never re
ceived any money from immigrants, he de
clared. Dr. di Palma testified that the Italian
government formerly gave the bureau a sub
sidy of $25,000 a year, but that it had been cut
to $20,000.
The board of directors. Dr. di Palma said,
consisted of A. Augustus Healy, vice-president
of the United States Leather Company, presi
dent; J- Tuoti, J. Gerli. C Almone and E. G.
Fabbrl. Giovanni P. Morosini was one of the
corporators of the bureau. Dr. dl Palma" re
ceives |200 a month as manager. Ha said he
knew that Pettruzelli, the employe against
whom accusation was made yesterday, had been
punished in Italy for offences against the law.
including abduction, but they were, in his
opinion, of only a trivial character.
Mr McMahon asked the witness about "a
coterie of official and quasi-official representa
tives of the Italian government. Including the
Bank of Naples, combining their influence
Hgalnst private interests contrary to authoriza
tion' Dr. dl Palma said that in the year
]907-' OB the bureau had helped 5.316 immigrants
to jobs, and that no complaint of graft had
ever been made to him.
]n direct contradiction of this was th.» testi
mony yestsrday of one of the witnesses, who
said that not only did he pay $2 for "Bossatura."
or 'job commission." in the presence of Dr di
Palma. but that after waiting a week without
Obtaining employ. .ient he returned for his money
and approached Dr di Palma He told him. he
Costlaued oa third paf c.
7 DIE IH FIRE PANIC
FIREWORKS EXPLOSION.
Thirty Injured by, Struggle for Life
in Cleveland Store.
-, •-:•■- -CV" • ' - '
Cleveland. July 3. — Seven persons were killed,
at least two others were fatally Injured, and
fully thirty more were severely hurt as the
result of a fire and panic following an explosion
of fireworks in S. S. Kregges 5 and 10 cent
store, in Ontario street, to-day.
THE DEAD.
HUGHES. Mary, twenty years old. shopper.
PARKER. Jamej L.. four years old.
KEIS. Elizabeth, eighteen y?*rs old. clerk.
SCHUMACKER. Emma, elgnteen years old. floorwalker.
TREFALI* Anna, twenty-four years old. clerk.
TREFALL. Frida. seventeen years old. clerk.
WAGNER. Marie, seventeen years old. clerk.
THE INJURED.
ANDREWS. Helen. Loraln. Ohio: bruised.
BAER. Elizabeth, burns and cuts.
BOWMAN. Carrie, internal Injuries.
BRANDT Eii*raa. e -Lietn year* old.' sprained a»kl«
and cuts.
BUBEL. Carrie, seventeen years eld: ankle sprained.
BURKOWITZ. Ella, cuts and burns.
CATRASKI. Helen, fourteen years old; trampled upon
and Internally Injured. . . .. -.•.;•
DAVIS. Haze!, ankles and back sprained.
FALSCHER. Mrs. Anna, twenty-five years old, arm and
hip broken.
FUCK. Hugh, fireman, cuts.
FRANK. Mrs. Fannie, fifty years old. Colllnwood. Ohio.
bruises.
GRUNT. Bertha, twenty-four years old. bums.
HILDEBRANDT. Anna, eighteen years old; Internally.
HOFFMAN Lieutenant, fireman, cuts.
HORAK, Laura, sixteen years old. burned about body
and hip broken.
JASKINS. Lotta. bruises.
JASKINS. Emma, leg broken.
KELLY Lelta, burned and bruised
MAHER* U Agnes. forty-two years old. No. 248 West 26th
street, hit by stray bullet.
MANHEIM. Goldle. burns.
MATEP. Muriel, eighteen years old. bruis'S and cuU.
MEASNER, Jennie, burns on arm.
MINCH Henry, policeman: ttruck by falllnr ladder
MIRABELLE. Mrs. Emma. No. 40S East 63d street, hit
by stray bullet.
XOORE. Thomas. ftYeman. cr.te.
RICHARD?. Myrtle. Girard. Fern., ankle eprained and
bruslses.
SCHAEF, Emma, seventeen years old. bruises and
nervous shock.
SINGER. Jennie, head injured.
STOEFFEL. Mina, burned and bruised.
VAN TRESS. Gu»sl. ankle sprained and cuts.
TVADE. Mrs Merl. burns.
WALLACE. Fire Chief, cuts.
ZIMMERMAN. Anna, bums on fac« and hands.
Opinions differ as to the exact cause of tide
explosion. A woman who was at the fireworks
counter said the stock was ignited by sparks
from a device which was being demonstrated to
her by a clerk- Fire Chief Walla c and the
store manager were of the opinion that the
pieces were ignited by an arc light.
The store, which is situated near the busiest
corner in the downtown district, was well filled
with shoppers, mostly women and children.
Practically all of the clerks were young girls.
Althougn the explosion of the fireworks caused
consternition the real panic did not start until
some one shouted "Fire!"
For an instant a hush came over the crowd.
Then women screamed, some fainted and sudden
fear overcame them. Crazed by the possibility
of injury or death all on the main floor rushed
for the. front and rear doors. Quickly they were
jammed in the front doorway. During the Jam
those who had attempted to escape by the rear
door were blocked In their progress. The back
door was too small for all who sought safety
there and the rear windows were closed with
iron bars.
Those who could not escape in this direction
turned to the front door. While practically
every one on th« main floor was able to escape,
without injury through the front door, it was
mainly because of the Jam at that door that part
of the six unfortunate ones lost their lives. The
four-year-old son of Mrs. George Parker was
knocked to the floor In the first panic, where he
lay unconscious and was trampled upon until
suffocated by the smoke.
FRENZIED RUSH FOR ESCAPE.
While the panic upon the main floor was In
progress the flame? from the fireworks counter
rapidly advanced to other parts of the store.
The smoke and flames were whirled up the
stairways to 'the second and third floors. There
another frenzied crowd of clerks and shoppers
endeavoring to find a means of escape by way
of the stairs were, frustrated by the suffocating
smoke. The elevators were worked rapidly and
to their full capacity, but this made a small im
pression upon the huge crowd that thronged
the store. Shut off from the elevators and
stairs, the crowd rushed to the windows. Rap
idly the windows were so crowded and Jammed
that none could crawl through at first. Later
F ome of the girls managed to work loose and
crawl out upon the ledging. There they grouped,
wildly shrieking, until ordered to Jump by the
firemen, who by this time had spread the life
net. Many jumped.
Mi«ses Emma and Lotta Jasklns. sisters, were
shopping en the second floor when the fire br^ke
out When the cry of fire was shouted, they
ran with the crowd toward the stairways. There
was no chance to get out. however, for the stair
wayß WPre blocked with people. They then
rushed back toward a window.
Both the young women climbed out on the
window ledge. The smoke was pouring out
behind them. The crowd yelled for them to
<ump and several policemen stood below ready
to catch them. Miss Emma Jaaklns jumped
first. 4-n attempt was made to catch her, and
her fall «U partly broken. She struck the
sidewalk heavl'.y, however, and her leg was
remained in the building until the
flames shot over her through the window. She
was badl ■■' burned about the back. When the
flames finally reached her she decided to jump.
She was caught in the arms of several policemen
and was not hurt by the fall.
GIRLS TRAPPED IN COUNTER.
Two of the dead clerks were working at the
fireworks counter, on the ground floor. This
counter was situated in the centre of the store
and was box ehaped. The girls were inside the
inclosure. When the explosion occurred they
could not escape. The B irls dropped to the floor
and sought safety under the counter. The flying
rockets and crackers were exploding about
them.
Customers about the ounter had an oppor
tunity to escape, and no one stopped to save ths
girl*. They were burned to death in this trap.
When the firemen arrived dozens were crowded
In the windows and upon the ledges. The fire
men ordered them to remain quiet. Ladders
■were hoisted and the net Bpread. At the rear
window? a similar scene was being enacted, ex
rf .pt that a negro conducted the re?cue. He
climbed the fire escape and smashed the win
dows In. At the bottom of the fire escapes
there was a gap of ten feet, but the girls and
women made this leap without injury.
When th« firemen succeeded In entering the
second floor, one girl. Carrie Pable, was found
fitting quietly upon the fl"or Her clothing was
afire She told the firemen that her leg was
broken and that Bhe could move no further.
\fter she was safely carried down the ladder to
«b e street Miss Pable fainted
BATTLE IX ASUNCION.
Hundreds Reported Shot in the
Paraguayan Capital.
Buenos Ayres. July 3.— Advices from privatw
sources at Formosa, In the northeastern part if
Argentina, say there has been sanguinary fight
ing in the streets of Asuncion. the capital of
Paraguay, where a revolution is said to have
broken out recently, and that hundreds of per
sons have been killed or wounded.
Edward C. O'firien, the United States Min
ister to Paraguay and Uruguay, arid Harry B.
Owsley, jr., secretary of legation, both are in
Asuncion.
Communication by telegraph and telephone
with Asuncion has been cut off. and conse
quently there are conflicting rumors of a sensa
tional character current here.
Dr. Caesar Gondra, who. with Dr. Lope*, of
this city, and General Caballero and General
Escobar, both former presidents of Paraguay.
Is one of the leading spirits in the revolution in
Paraguay, said to-night that the present move
ment, which was organized over a year ago.
was a purely national rising, headed by the
Colorado party, against a government which has
reduced Paraguay to condition? approaching
bankruptcy, with a daily falling off in trade, an
increasing premium on gold and growing dis
tress of the population.
The revolution began on June 30. Dr. Gondra
said, with a mutiny of the first regiments of
artillery and Infantry, which, with the armed
transport Libertad, bombarded the. police bar
racks at Asuncion, where a thousand men were
quartered.
Dr. Gondra added that it w^s his belief that
the government would be overthrown, and that
either General Caballero or General Escobar
would be installed as President.
General R. Caballero served as President of
Paraguay from November 25. ISB2. to September
25. 1886, when General Escobar succeeded him.
TROOPS MOVING ON ITAPF.
Buenos Ayres, July 3.— According to advices re
ceived by the government to-day, the headquarters
of the rebellion in Paraguay are at Itape. a small
town near Asuncion. There are several battalions
of troops among the revolutionists. President Fer
reira, accompanied by the Minister of War. has
placed himself at the head of a body of loyal troopa
and is marching on Itape.
GIRL PLUNGES TO DEATH.
"Loop-the-Gap" Auto Slips at Luna
Park, Pittsburg.
[By Telegraph to The Tribun* 1
Pittsburg. July 3 — Mrs. Stella Parker, a nine
teen-year-old girl known to the public as Made
moiselle Novi. was fatally injured late this
afternoon while "looping the gap" in an auto
mobile at Luna Park, where she has been the
attraction, for two weeks. Charles Merk. her
manager, and William Schultz, her property
man, were taken to Central police station, to
await the result of her injuries.
Mademoiselle Xovi -vyis advertised to turn
three complete somersaults in her car after
running" down a steep incline. This afternoon
one of the rear wheels of the car slipped from
the track. When the car struck the gap it
lurched over on its side, turned three and a
half somersaults, and then came down with a
crash. The girls head struck an iron bar to
which she was holding, crushing her skull.
A panic followed the accident, many women
fainting. Her manager said he knew nothing
about her. but her name and addr<>?3 were
found on an identification card around her neck,
probably placed there in case of such an acci
dent as happened to-day. Her home is at No.
491 Quincy street, Dorchester, Mass.
At St. Francis's Hospital, to which she was
taken, it was said to-night that she will prob
ably die before morning.
SHOT A T BA LLOON; TO JAIL
No Mercy for Man Who Endan
gered . Glidde n's Life.
Brattleboro. Vt.. July 3.— For shooting at
Charles J. Glidden's balloon Boston while it
was over Brattleboro on the evening of June
11) William Murphy was sentenced to-day to
not more than two years and not less than six
months at hard labor in the House of Correction
at Rutland. Charles Rigaman, who was ar
rested with Murphy and ha 3 been In Jail await
ing the hearing, was found not guilty and was
discharged on recommendation of State Attor
ney Robert C. Bacon.
The hearing was held late thts afternoon be
fore Judge Ernest W. Gibson, in the Municipal
Court. Murphy's counsel endeavored to show
that Murphy, who fired two shots at the bal
loon, supposed it to be a toy, but the State
Attorney insisted that this was untenable, that
Murphy's act was a wanton one, committed
from pure recklessness, and was to be compared
with the mischievous turning of switches in
front of trains.
SURFACE CARS IN CRASH.
Conductor Severely Injured and
Women. Suffer from Shock.
When a Ninth avenue surface car and a 34th
street crosstown car crashed together last night
at 34th street and Ninth avenue, Facrick Mr-
Garry, conductor of the former, was severely
Injured, and se\-eral women passengers suffered
from shock. McGarry, who lives at No. 42S
West 53d street, was taken to Roosevelt Hos
pital.
The women who were treated for shock by the
ambulance surgeon were Mrs. Mary Mais, of No.
414 West 37th street; Mrs. N. Eppel. of No. 302
East 7th street, Flatbush. and Mrs. Abby Traf
ford. of No. 222 West 111 th street. Mrs. Mais
held a small boy in her arms wh-n she fainted,
but he was not injured.
The dashboard of the Ninth avenue car was
smashed and a number of windows in both cars
were broken.
WRECKED BY FIREWORKS.
Building on Steeplechase Island
Blown to Pieces.
Bridgeport, Conn., July 3.— A building on
Steeplechase Island, near the amusement park
owned by George C. Tllyou. used as a factory for
making fireworks, was blown to pieces to-night
by the explosion of th* materials used in their
manufacture. There was no one in the building:
at the time of the explosion, though the early
reports were that/ three. persons were missing.
The building was owned by C. Nastasis and
valued at $500. : The stock loss is not known, as
Nastasis is out of town.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
JirfiPHY AND f AKKER
CLASH AT DEXTER
WAR OVER TRIBUTE TO MR.
CLEVELAND
Resolution Not Indorsed b§ SeW
York Delegation, Says Tam
many Boss — May Be Modified.
[By T*lecraph to The Til»u— 1
Denver. July 3. — Charles F. Murphy, the Tam
many leader, signalized his arrival in Denver
this afternoon by openly clashing with ex-Judge
Alton B. Parker over the resolution which Judge
Parker purposed to present to the committee on
resolutions with reference to the services of
Grover Cleveland. The Parker resolution Is
interpreted by the Bryanites as a slap at Bryan,
and by Murphy as a usurpation of prerogative
on the part of Judge Parker
Mr. Murphy, in a statement handed to the
reporters of the New York papers on the Rocky
Mountain Limited, reaching here at 3:30 o'clock
to-day, says that Judge Parker's resolution rep
resents only his personal views, and that any
resolutions offered by New York State will bo
first acted on by a caucus of the New York ■
celegates.
As a result of the clash, there Is doubt about
Judge Parker serving as the- New York member
of the committee on resolutions. It was all
arranged that this honor should go to him. but
his fatherhood of the proposed Cleveland reso
lution has jarred Murphy, and he now wants
to have Daniel F. Cohalan. chairman of th«
Tammany law committee, on the committee on
resolutions. Murphy is disposed to give the
judge a lesson In organization discipline.
Mr. Murphy knew nothing about the Cleve
land resolution till he read about it in to-day's
papers on the train. He rode with Judge Parker
from New York to Chicago on the Twentieth
Century Limited, and apparently Judge Parker
forgot to mention the Cleveland resolution to i
him. Judge Parker and William F. Sheehaa
travelled from Chicago to Denver together over
a different route from that taken by Murphy.
STATEMENTS BY MURPHY AND PARKER.
Just before the train carrying the Tammany
leader reached Denver to-day Mr. Murphy and
Mr. Cohalan sent for the newspaper men and
Mr. Cohalan handed them the following state
ment:
My attention has just been called tr> an in
terview said to have been given by Judge
Parker, and to a resolution about Mr. Cleveland,
which he talks of introducing at the convention.
I have not seen or heard of it before. It rep
resents, I take it. his personal view?, but it ha»
not been submitted to a caucus of the New York
delegation. Any resolutions or planks offered
by New York State will be first acted upon
by a caucus of the delegates. New York State
comes to this convention to bring all Demo
crats together and to win a victory for th«
party, and we Intend to take only such action
as will bring about that result. We hope the
delegates from all other parts of the country are
animated by the same spirit, as in that way
only can an end be put to Republican misrule.
-Are' you ready to- say whether you ar-» la.' —
favor of nominating Bryan?" Mr. Murphy was
asked.' ' '•!""•
-That is a matter that will come before^ fa*
caucus on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock." h«
replied.
•Did not Judge- Parker mention the Cleve
land resolution to you on the train T'
"My statement covers all I have to say at
present on that point," said Mr. Murphy.
Judge Parker would not discuss the comments
of Henry Watterson on his resolution and de
clined to give his opinion of any of the Inter
views with prominent Democrats based on
the tentative draft. He said, however, that he
is not irrevocably committed to the tribute
prepared by him in New York, but that he be
lieves the resolution adopted should suitably
acknowledge the debt owed to Mr. Cleveland by
the Democratic party. Judge Parker's state
ment follows:
Regarding the preparation and introduction
of resolutions expressing the deep regret of all
good citizens, whether Democratic or Republi
can, at the recent death of Mr. Cleveland, mak
ing formal recognition by the Democratic party
of the great services he rendered the country. 1 I
have only this to say:
It seemed to some members of the New York
delegation proper that such resolutions should
be presented to the convention, and peculiarly
fitting that they should emanate from the state
which he served so well as Governor, and which
gave him to the Union to become one of the
most honored of our many great Presidents., It
also seemed appropriate to some of my asso
ciates, and. I do not hesitate to say frankly, for
reasons that appear obvious, that I should bo
the one to offer such resolutions, and it was
and Is my Intention to do so. Whether they
will take the form indicated by the tentative -
draft published in New York since I left th- I
I cannot say, for the simple reason that I have
not had time to study it carefully. I shall do
so as soon as I have the opportunity, and shall
embody such portions as seem to me suita 1
in the resolution which I hope to have the priv
ilege of offering. Any suggestion that my col
leagues or myself were actuated by any motive
other than a desire to pay proper tribute on
a fitting occasion is wholly without foundation,
as I am confident every fair minded man will
recognize when I shall have completed the reso
lution for submission to the convention.
The Bryan men. Incited by Henry Watterson's
philippic, insist that Judge Parker shall not
present his resolution In its present form,
whether he finds it suitable- on re-reading or not.
It Is the present plan of Mayor Dahlman and]
Ignatius Dunn, who are considered the Bryan
mouthpieces here, to request Judge Parker so>
to modify his resolution as to make It satis
factory to Mr. Bryan. If Judge Parker refuses,
a resolution will be drawn up by a close friend
of the Ne.braskan and carried through the con*»
mtttee on resolutions.
PARKER FURTHER EXPLAINS.
Judge Parker's statement was made on th«
Overland Limited train on the Union Pacific
Railroad to a reporter who met the train at
Fort Morgan. Col., at 1 p. m.. and accom
panied the judge and William F. Sheehan on
the remainder of their journey to Denver. Judga
Parker made the statement in the form of an
interview, and later decided that It should ba
issued as a formal expression of his position on
the question of honoring Mr. Cleveland's mem
ory. Speaking Informally, he made It clear
that he wa» expressing his own views and that
his course would be guided entirely by the"
wishes of the majority of the New York dele
gation as expressed In the caucus to be held
on Monday.
Parrying all questions relating to his position
on the platform to be adopted and declining tt»
give his opinion as to whether he believed Mr.
Bryan would be nominated. Judge Parker said
emphatically that he would not be placed in a
lalse light. He declared that, whatever pli.t
form is adopted by the convention and bo mat
ter who Is nominated for President, he would
support the ticket and do everything in his
power to contribute to its election.
Surprise was expressed by Judge Parker at
the frequent reports from Lincoln that Mr.
! Bryan favored the adoption of the Nebraska
I anti-Injunction plank declaring for such mod'4U

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