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LNDIGXATTON IN TEXAS
I ACCUSATIONS RESENTED.
Officials Say Mexico Received
Heart]/ Co-operation.*
>*•• [Br "»*nirh to Th* Tribune.]
. GfilvMton. July -The statement by Mexico's
" rorelgn Minister charging bad faith by Texas
in the present revolution Is resented by the city
anS county officials of Del Rio and the officials
•cf o'her Texas-Mexican border towns. In a pub
i- statement the Texas officials declare they
rmv« never permitted any public gatherings or
Mexicans to plot against Mexico, have not sup
* ported or encouraged revolutionists, .and have
A never, M Mexico accu«ed them. .permitted raiders
In Mexico to return to Texas without interference.
I They cite having arrested nearly one hundred
* Mexicans crossing the border, and turning them
over to the federal authorities. The Texas of
ficials My they have reliable pro*>f that fifty or
more Mexicans from Texas were executed without
; trial or hearing in Mexico. and that many of them
i had a right to be in Mexico. The Del Rio officials
charge Mexican soldiers with having kidnapped ten
: or fifteen Mexicans from the Texas side of the
* river, who were executed by the soldiers.
Washington. July "-The State Department of
ficials ar* making wMry effort to learn the facts
Connected with the border situation In order to
be prepare*! to answer the complaint that is ex
pected to be Bled by Ambassador Creel as soon
as he arrives In Washington next week, to the
effect that MM of the Texas officials have not
lived up to the requirements of the neutrality
laws. The department believes that the Texan,
have actually done us much as they could In re
straining the departure of revolutionists across
the border, considering the great extent of the
territory to be guard. 1 and bearing In mind the
fact that the states generally have come to look
to the national government for such international
police duty.
Bel Rio, Tex., July * — Developments In a confer
ence held at Las Vacas. Mexico, yesterday, be
tween Colonel Alberto Dorantes, commanding the
Mexican Mesa; Captain Aguirre. of the custom
• office, end District Judge Arredondo. United States
district, Attorney .Boynton. Marshal Molte. Captain
D. Conrad. M Cavalry. V. S. A.: L. T. Ellsworth,
American Consul at Ciudad Porflrio Diaz. Mexico,
«nd M R. Dowe, Coile-Uor of Customs at Eagle
Taps, f-liow conditions to be serious and the situ
ation one that demands prompt action by the
Mexican government. Following the' conference
Colonel Dorantes admitted that the situation had
been furious, but he thought the forces of the
revolutionists had been broken, and the only
trouble expected now is from small bands travel
ling over the state. These, he claims, are bein?
pursued by soldiers. District Attorney Boynton,
after the conference, said that all matters pertain
ing to the uprising along the border had been
Investigated, and the two governments would co
operate in an endeavor to bring those guilty to
Justice.
According to advices received here to-day, three
hundred revolutionists are encamped in the hills
south of Las Vmcmm. apparently contented, awaiting
reinforcements, and anticipating an attack by the
fovrrnment forces. The government troops in the
State of Coahuila now number about a thousand
men. reinforcements having arrived yesterday.
Two detachments of the M United States Cavalry,
accompanied by United States marshals, left .Del
Bio to-day for a trip along the Rio Grande, where
Jt is supposed some of the insurgents are in hiding
in the underbrush
REBEL POIXT OF VIEW.
Protest S trough/ Against Character
ization as Bandits.
Dallas, Tex.. July 3.— "The News" to-day pub
lishes a letter which was addressed to th"e 'editor
cf the paper, and which arrived in this city through
the United States maiL. purporting to have come
from the "headquarters of the Mexican revolu
tionary army." State 'of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and
! Tamaulipas. third zone, and the signature, while
'. Illegible, appears to read "Antonio de P. Aurajo,
Junta Organizada del I'nrtido Liberal."*
The writer of the letter compares the present
•uprising in the. .Republic of Mexico to that of the
"•patriotic Americans who. with Abraham Lincoln,
gave liberty to the slaves." The letter announces
■that Ramon ' Corral perpetrated a misstatement
•when that "official characterized the revolutionists
as mere "bandits. The writer declares there are
Jive hundred men -within perhaps seventy miles
FCtrth of'Lms V*eas and expects the. capture of
I two or three towns within a few days.
Austin," Tex . July 3. — Thomas Para bin. pub
lisher of "'La Reform* Llbertad Justin." the offi
cial Journal" of " the local branch of the Mexican
revolutionary junta, which has suspended publi
cation because none, of the printers in the city
has cared to run the risk of violating the neu
trality lava with Mexico, sought an interview
•with Governor Campbell yesterday to protest
against the Mexican revolutionists being regarded
as bandits: He insists that they are patriots
lighting for right and liberty granted under the
constitution, and declares they will honor Ameri
can saw- -
Mr. Parabia stated that the revolutionary army
consists of poo infantry and 600 cavalry, in
trenched in a strong position near Las Vacas. and
that at the proper time they aril] descend upon
that city and capture it. but their plans have been
changed somewhat by the concentration of Mexi
can troops at that point. He said also that the
revolutionists might change their plans and spring
a surprise upon the Mexican government without
jsotVe. .
■ Los Angeles. July Copy of a Mexican revo
lutionary manifesto, dated at this city May IS, and
besting 1 the signatures of Ricardo Flores Matron
Antonio T. Viller^al. Enrique Flores Mason. Li
•berado Rivera, Manuel Sarabia and Praxedis G.
Guerrero. was found here yesterday, and. on trans
lation, proves to be an appeal to the Mexican peo
ple to "start the great fight for freedom."
The first three mentioned of the signers of this
document are at present In the county Jail charged
•with violations of the neutrality laws of the United
Stales, and Surabia was recently taken to Tucson,
Ariz., for trial on a similar indictment.
The manifesto declares that "one man has con
trolled the entire destiny of the nation" for thirty
years; that the soldiery has been organized for the.
sole purpose of "massacring the working people":
that "our national Foil has been given to foreign
adventurers." and winds up: "Mexicans! to arms!
Reform, liberty and Justice!"
It Is stated that thousands of copies of this ap
peal were smuggled into Mexico before the out
break of the present trouble there.
SAT: YAQUIS WILL JOIX.
Wave Common Cause, Says Impris
oned Revolutionist.
fnr Te>«raj>s» to TT* Tritnine.]
: TO. Psjk», Tex.. July S.— Manuel Sarabia, a mem
ber of the St- Louis Junta which promulgated the
platfcrra of the Mexican revolutionary party, now
In jail -at Tucson, declares the Yaqul Indians are
tx>lr-B to Join the revolutionist?. Ho says Vice-Presl-
Cent Ramon <*orra;l. «* -Governors Tsabcl and
Torres and other Mexican officials took the land of
the Taqula and then started a war of extermina
tion, and that the Tae/uis and revolutionists are
fighting for a common cause end have ax. under
standing. II« Fays If they can hold out three
months President Diaz will be overthrown.
Soldiers are beijije withdrawn from the larger
cities In the Interior and distributed among all the
■xnslier towns rinse to the American border. Re
ports Drocghi here by miners from th« Interior of
Sonora. and Chihuahua fitatw that the Jails In every
village 1n *ac3t of the Mates are full of Fuspect'd
persons, ana <h»»t they are being augmented daily.
'-„ . -«■- were obtained In document* seized from
other prisoners.
TvßJrt night, <1"Tlr<? the downpour of rain, several
irsall hounds wan washed away In Ciudad Juarez,
opposite El Pa»o. and the occupants fired *ur.s for
assistance. This caused a big «car« and brought
all ' the troops running, tblnkirc it was an at-
-•»<« Invasion of . revolutionists. All border
towns are still «-iarde>i strongly. OMM State*
MarsS«l N3lte. United States District Attorney
.Boynton and Deputy Marshal •*•**■ are tore In
restiratins th* elfjation. Several 's&pected revo
si\ionx»t» ar» in jail here. > -
riBE KILLS 25 HOUSES.
Two Stables and Office Building in
Williamsburg Destroyed.
Twenty-five hore^n perished In "Willlamsburg last
night, when the stables of J. P. Duffy and A. Bueh
& Son. wh^h adjoined each other, at Chapman's
Pock. Metropolitan avenue and Newtown Creek,
were destroyed by fire. The; office building of Dan
nat & Pell, lumber dealers, was also burned to the
ground.
The fir« started In Duffy's stable, and spread so
rapidly that, although the. fifteen horses there were
rescued by the firemen, they could not control the
flames that enveloped the twenty-five an'mals in
the stable next door or rescue the horses. All
three buildings were two story frame structures.
The total loss. Including the horses, was about
$12,000.
The police said laj?t night that the fire was evi
dently the work of an incendiary, basing their sus
picions on the fact that an hour before it started
the premises had been carefully Inspected by a
night watchman.
GIRL AND DOG ALONE ON BAKGE.
Her Father, the Captain, in Jail and De
serted by Stepmother.
Pitting with her feet hangine over the side of a
coal barge off pier M, North River, with her arm
riro;;ini cheese, a fox terrier, eleven -year-old Sarah
M.iley. ragged and hungry, was 'found on Thursday
r.ight by an agent of ihe Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Children.
Her father, James Haley, the captain of the
barge, had beep, arrested several days before for
intoxication, and her stepmother had left the little
~ir! thirty-sir hours before to go to the father.
The one thing aboard the h^rco to eat was a dry
crust of bread, and this she broke into bits, and
after soaking them in the river water gays them
to the dog.
The little girl wm held in the Children's Court,
in the custody of the Cr.l'drerfs Society, until
Wednesday to allow the authorities to Investigate.
BUTTERICK CO ASKS PUNISHMENTS.
Wants "Big Six"" Her. Adjudged in Contempt
of Court.
Justice Blanchard, in the Supreme Court, heard
argument yesterday by counsel for the Butterick
Company (Limited i on the question why officers
and members of New York Typographical Union,
6, known as "Big Six." should not be pun
ished for criminal contempt of court in disobeying
the injunction issued by him on March 14, 1906.
The court's order forbade the typographical union
to interfere in any way with the business of the
company.
Counsel for the company said that the labor
difficulties had cost the company about $100.«n»i in
three years, and compelled It to pass two divi
dends. The trouble with the union grew out of
the alleged r.ttempt of the company to enforce the
"open shop" rule.
Counsel for the company stated that although
the union men had kept away from the company's
premises they had carried on a circular cam
paign through the mails against it. which, he said,
was in violation of the terms of the injunction.
Alfred J. Talley. attorney for the union, denied
that either the letter <»r the spirit of the court's
order had been disobeyed in the reading matter
contained in the circulars.
Justice Blanchard gave counsel until July 8 to
file briefs.
NEGRO HELD FOR ROBBERIES.
Police Think They Have Solved Many
3rooklyn Thefts.
With the arrest last nizht of Kdward Garrison,
a negro, cf No. 16!>1 Atlantic avenue. Brooklyn, the
police think they have captured the man who has
b«en responsible for many of the recent robberies
j r t)e Bedford section of Brooklyn. He is locked
up at police headquarters ps a suspicious person.
The police have received many reports of daring
burglaries, in whfeh a giant negro would enter
sn apartment, frighten the occupants by threaten
ing to shoot them, and make his escape with what
ever money or jewelry he could hastily gather
together. In every case the man was described as
having a scar on his left cheek and another over
his r'pht eye (iarrison has similar scars.
Garrison is a cook on the steamboat Grand Re
public, am] it is believed he la rfsponsible for fully
twenty-five robberies in the Bedford section.
WANT CHESTER TO PAY FOR STRIKE.
Traction. Company Will File Bill Against
City for $200,000 Damages.
[By T>!*graph to Th<» Tribune.]
Chester, Perm.. July 3— The Chester Traction
Company will file a bill against the city of Chester
for about CMMN damages at the meeting of the
City Councils next Monday night. It is sot forth
in the bill that the damages were sustained by the
dynamiting at cars, the tearing up of tracks, the
bombardment of cars with stones, the loss of traffic
due to the boycott, which is still 1c force, and
other incidentals.
It is understood that the traction company is de
termined to institute legal measure? for the col
lection of the bill if the council refuses to order
its payment.
INSECT BITE CHOKES A MAN TO DEATH.
Paterson Physicians Puzzled Over Fatal Re
sult of Slight Hurt.
Paterson, July 3.— Physicians at St. Joseph's Hos
pital are puzzled over the death of Michael H. Mc-
Manus, of No. 16 Redwoods avenue, who was bitten
by an insect while pitting beneath a tree In the
reservoir grounds on Monday afternoon.
Two hours later his face began to swell. He was
then feized with severe pains in the head. He was
removed to the hospital on Wednesday night.
The man was operated on at the hospital, but the
Fwelling continued until his fac- and head were
twice their natural size. He suffered great agony.
The physicians say he was literally choked to
d«ath. It Is Raid the poison infected the brain also,
and there was nothing the physicians could do to
save tho :nan's life.
WHAT THOM THINKS OF CORRIGAN!
Not for Publication — Merry-Go-Round Hear
ing Adjourned Till Fall.
James Thorn, whose application for a license
to run a Ferris wheel ann merry-go-round opposite
the main entrance to Van Cortlandt Park is being
opposed by many of the prominent residents of
that section of The Bronx, was Indignant yester
day when John Corrlgan, chief of the Bureau of
Licences, adjourned the hearing on the question
until September 9. Mr. Corrigan said he had to
leave town for the Democratic convention on an
evening train.
Thorn said he had spent a great deal of money
In fixing up the place and that he had expected
to do a big business on the Fourth of July. He
■aid that when he- leased the property from Au
gustus Van Cortlandt he had told him what he
wanted it, for, and that the latter had even spoken
approvingly of the plans. When he heard com
plaints he stopped work iui far as possible. It
was necessary to go ahead with the. Ferris wheel,
he paid, because it would be likely to fall down
If left In a finished stage. Mr. Tnom said he
has been ready to sell out at any time since he
heard of the complaint* for just what It had cost
him.
MOVER CHARGES FOURTH OF JULY PLOT.
Grand Junction. Col., July 3.-That a conspiracy
has been formed to start a riot at tho Fourth of
July celebration at Telluride, to result In blood
shed and be. followed by deportations, is the
charge made by Charles H. Moyer. president of the
Western Federation of Miners, in an open leiUr
to members of the federation. Adjutant General
Bulkeley WHls to-day said he had not heard of
any euch talk. "The people of Telluride are trying
to get up an old : - fashioned celebration on the
Fourth, " he eald. "Two days will be devoted to It.
The rrAr.+n will be closed. I expert to go t- Tellu
ride, an 4 I will see that no such plot *6 mentioned
will be c*rrted out."- ,
NEW-YOBS DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1908.
POISONER GETS AWAY
POLICE CEASE SECRECY.
Remarkable Letters Show Motive for
Killing Dr. Wilson.
Philadelphia. .Tilly ?,.-- Realizing that the man bus
pected of poisoning Dr. William H. V.'il.-on, of this
city, by sending him ft bottle of poisoned ale, on
Friday of last week, is now well out of their
jurisdiction, the authorities to-day decided to aban
don their policy of secretlvenes« and mnke public
the. tetter* in the case. In the belief that it might
aid them In their search.
The letters, which have been referred to tn a fff-n
eia! way several times, show that the murderer of
p r . Wilson was a man of no ordinary intelligence.
The first Is the decoy letter sont to the Wilson
house. It was mailed on June 23 at 1 a. m. from
a station in West Philadelphia The text was type
written on a letterhead bearing the firm nanr.e of
I'eter Sclicmme & son, aud reads:
William H. Wilson. Md.
I>ear Sir: We arc takinrr the liberty of sending
a few piiysii inns' samples of our new product
"Standard Ale."
Believing there 1? a field for an American ale
tli.it can compete In quality with the foreign
brands, we have devoted our oest efforts to pro
vide a beverage that for flavor and henlthfulness
is beyond criticism, -i-- the beneficial property of
our ;ile la to be our talking point, we have decider!
to co-operate with physicians as far as possible
in the introduction Of the goods. We feel this
plan v.ih be more effective Itnan heavy magazine.
advertising, generally considered npcessnry for
tho introduction »f anything new. This alone
shows we have the ,itnio?t confidence in this brew.
If you find the sample to your liking and can
conscientiously recommend our ale to your pa
tients and friends we request you to till out and
return the enclose*! blank.
"Standard Ale" will be on the market in Ju'y
Its keeping qualities Is excellent and you wfl)
r.ntic very little fermentation upon opening the
bottle.
The letter bore the signature Peter Schemm &
Sons, and there was a postscript: "All ale should
he kept cool and la a vertical position for a few
hours before using."
There was also a regular printed return blank for
the recipient to fill out.
The bottle of poisoned ale was pent to Pr. Wilson
on Friday, June iS. nnd was drunk by him on that
night. On the following day and before the public
knew anything about the case, other than that
Dr. Wilson hid died mysteriously after drinking
a bottl ; of ale, an anonymous ietter was mailed
to Coroner Jermon from Bristol, Perm., by the man
who sen' the poison. This letter was posted at
5:30 p. m.. and reads In part:
1 want to write you regarding the death of
William H. Wilson. This person WM a maiprac
titioner and in some way induced my wife, with
out my knowledge, to become his patient. As a
result Of his treatment Bhe died a few weeks ago.
To protect her name T did not give all the facts
to my physician, and she was burled with another
cause of death being assigned.
To rid the community of this wholesale killer I
have removed him as I would a weed in the
that this service to the community is
rendered and the death of my dear wife avenged
I am going to quit this part of the world.
This letter is true in every detail, and to prove
that 1 am the person who attended to the matter
I will tell you that the ale contained cyanide and
that there were two s< als with the letter "S" on
the neck of the bottle. I had no selfish motive
in the matter. By the time you get this on Mon
day morning I will be far away from home. Yours
"an^outragbd husband and father.
Following this letter is one mailed on June 29,
at 9 a. m., at Back l?ay Station, P.oston. and also
addressed to the coroner. In It the writer says:
In my last letter regarding T>r. Wilson I forgot
to request you to give the matter to the news
papers, as it might bo well.to let the public know
that there ar« some people who regard this sort
of thing in its true light; murder most cordially
sort.
This last letter is signed, as was the first to the
coroner. That they wore really mailed by the man
who sent the poison to Pr. Wilson seems to be be
yond the shadow of doubt, for none of the points
referred to in the letters had been made public
at the time these letters were received, and noth
ing at all was known of the case when the first
letter was mailed from Bristol. Perm.
The police to-night admit that the man for whom
they are looking in the case is probably on tho
high seas bound for Kngland. and they have sent
a description of him to Scotland Yard.
SAYS SHE FORCED CHILD TO STEAL.
Department Store Detective Arrests Mother
of Five-Year-Old Boy.
A mother made her five-year-old child steal goods
In a department store, according to the story May
Durnion, a detective In the store, told Magistrate
Wahle. In the Jefferson Market court yesterday
afternoon. She had arrested the woman, Mrs. Julia
Spanierwitz. of fitith street and Avenue A. The child
was sent to the Gerry society's rooms and the
mother wao taken to the Jefferson Market court,
where sho was held by Magistrate Wahle
"The little boy was not willing to steal." said
Miss Durnion. "Twice I saw his mother speak to
him In her own tongue, and then his little hand
reached to the counter and picked off something.
Then he would look at his mother and at a sign,
from her shove, the article into his little- blouse.
When I asked him who told him to steal, he said,
*My mamma. 1 "
MOTHER SEES CHILD ON FENDER.
Youngster Saves Her Own Life by Presence
of Mind.
Mamie L.awltzskl, three years old. who lives at
No. 357 South 4th street, WiUiamsburg, almost lost
her llfei late yesterday afternoon, when a car of
the Bushwick avenue line hit her while she *as
playing near her home. The child was walking
behind a truck and failed to see, tho car. She
stepped directly In Its path and was struck by the
fepder. The upper part of her body landed in the
net, but her legs were dragged beneath the iron
framework.
Instinctively the child clutched the netting and
held fast as she was dragged al-m^. The moU-r
man managed to stop the car. The child old not
cry until he lifted her to her feet. The mother of
the girl saw the accident and ran screaming to the
street, fearing she had been killed. A few bruises
were the extent of the girl's injuries.
PACIFIC MAIL MUST PAY SALVAGE.
Commercial Cable Company Receives Award
of $61,219 in Manchuria Case.
[Fty Telegraph tn tv><> Tribune.]
San Francisco, July 3.— Cable advices from Hono
lulu to-day 6tate that Judge Sanford B. Dole, of
the X'nlted States District Court, has decided the
noted salvage case of the fommercial r ;( ble Com
pany, of New York, against the. Pacific Mall Com
pany. Suit was brought f.^r $20f>,000 for getting the
steamship Manchuria off Makapuu Point In August,
1906. The Judge allow 3 $61,219, and divides the costs
of the suit. ■
The (salvage, operations were extensive, the
Maikay Cable people using a cable ship and sev
eral other steßiners and hundreds of men for Dear
ly a month Th' expenses were many thousands of
dollars. B. H- Harrlman, Clarence tfackay and
Other prominent men were witnesses. The suit was
in court five weeks.
MAN HUNT ON LAND AND WATER.
Quarry, Overtaken in Fast Launch, Runs
Schooner Aground and Flees.
Bivalve, N. J.. July 3.— Richard Shields, of Little
("reek. Del., who, the local police say,, phot a man
in Wilmington, Del., it few days ago and escaped
by borrowing a launch, was captured here this
afternoon. * . .." "*,y.-;- :
When he found that the detectives were on his
track Shields took the oyster schooner Lafayette
and tried to get away through the bay with it.
The officers boarded a fast steam launch, how
ever, ami were overhauling Shields when he ran
his schooner ashore. He then fled through the
marshes. Shields was getting away when . the
officers drew their revolvers and fired two shots
In the air and the man meekly submitted to ar
rest. He will be taken back to Delaware to-nicht
•r to-morrow.
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TEN BALLOOXS IX RACE.
France, Canada and America in
Chicago Contest To-day. .
Chicago, July 3.— Ten balloons, representing
Prance, Canada and the T'nited States, are sched
uled to start from here to-morrow in a race to the
ocean. Whether the Atlantic. Pacific or Oulf of
Mexico seaboard is reached Is immaterial, according
to officials of th* Chicago Aeronautique Club, under
whose auspices the race is to take place. The main
object^say the promoters, will be the establishment
of a new long distance record, the hope being that
the mark sot by the German balloon Pommern in
the race from St. Louis for the Gordon Bennett
Cup will be raised considerably. That craft landed
in Asbury Park, N. J., 980 miles from Its starting
point.
The balloons which will leave Chicago to-morrow
range in capacity from 6.1,000 cubic feet to 110,000.
The latter :s the Chicago, owned by Charles E.
Coey, of Chicago, in widen he recently voyaged
from Quincy, 111., to a point In South Dakota.
The smaller balloons are the foreign representa
tives, the Viile <ie Dieppe, representing France and
entered by Paul Lucier, ani the King Edward,
entered by the Aero Club of Canada. The other
entrants are the Fielding. T^.^OO cubic feet, entered
by the Aero Club of Texas; the Columbia. 75,000,
by the Federation of American Aero Clubs; the I
Will, WXtn. by C. H. P«rrlgo. Chicago; the rnited
States. 70,600; by the Aero Club of the Northwest,
St. Paul; the Cincinnati, R7.000. hy the Aero Club .if
Cincinnati; the America. fS.OOO. by the Aero Club of
the Northwest, Minneapolis, and tne Illinois, 7;;. 000.
by the Aernnautioue Club of Chicago.
The start is scheduled for 3:30 o'clock in the af
ternoon. The Fielding will be the first to cast off
its moorings, and the others will follow at intervals
of ten minutes, the last being tho Chicago.
JUNE BUG IN SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT.
Goes at Rate of Thirty-eight Mile 3an Hour
— In Air Sixty-eight Seconds.
Hammondsport, N. 1.. July 3.— Going thirty-eight
miles an hour and travelling in a semi-circle, the
Eerial Experiment Association's aerodrome No. 3,
known as the June Bug, made a flight of three
quarters of a mile here this evening, G. H. Cur
tiss was the navigator.
It was just 68 1-5 seconds from tho time the,
aeroplane left tho ground until It landed. The
landing was intentional and made without acci
dent. This is one of many trials that have been
made with the June Bug preliminary to the of
ficial test of thfi machine which Is to take place
to-morrow before the contest committee of the
Aero Club o* America for the "Scientific Ameri
can" trophy.
PITTSBURG-NEW YORK BALLOON TRIP.
(By TWeßrar-ii to Th<» Trihiine i
Franklin, Perm.. July J.— Major C. J. S. Miller,
of thH place, and Leo Stevens and Holland Forbes,
of Ne-v York, intend making a balloon ascension
from Pittshurg between July 15 and 30. their des
tination being Xe* York. Mrs. Miller may accom
pany the party.
BOY BANDITS ROB LITTLE GIRL.
Heard Staten Island Was "Easy," but Be
came Homesick When She Screamed
Half a dozen near-brave bandits, the oldes* only
a dozen years old, rinding New York City over
crowded with policemen and feeling the call of
"easy money." which they had been informed by
a boy of their own age was as plentiful on Staten
Island as the annoying police were scarce, fright
ened Emily Vandeoser, ten years old. of Tompkina
vllle, yesterday half out of her wits hy seizing her.
throwing her down nnd taking the. 50 cents that
her mother hnd given her to buy groceries.
The little girl screamed real loud and the band!'
band suddenly became homesick. The boys remem
bered in which direction lay the ferryboat that COtll I
make them well. They ran for it harder than tho
little girl screamed, but the mother had telephoned
to detectives, and they met the boys with open
arms and took thT.i to the rooms of the Gerry
society at New Brighton
FOUR KURT AS AUTO UPSETS.
One Passenger, Taking First Ride. Has
Ribs Fractured.
Three persons wer» injured nnd a fourth badly
shaken up when an automobile, operated by Dr.
William E. Butler, of No. 113 Halsey street. Brook
lyn, overturned at Nassau and New York avenues,
Jamaica, yesterday. Isaac R. SweezeyJ of Hunt
lngton, one of the passengers In tht- machine, was
having his firft rile in an automobile nnd had
several ribs broken and hi* shoulder dislocated in
the accident. Dr. Butler had his rl^ht shoulder
broken and an ankle dislocated. F J, Well:;, of
Rldgewoori, N. J., hi«d his shoulder dislocated and
bis ankle broken. The chauffeur wns hurled sev
eral feet, but was only slightly scratched.
Mr. Bweezey was driving toward the railroad
station when he wns overtaken by the automobile
party. They invited him to leave his horses and
ride with them ami be accepted.
RECEIVES SHOCK; FALLS TO DEATH.
John McDonald, thirty-seven ye;irs old. of Fenn!
niore street. Brooklyn, a lineman in th« employ of
the Flatbush Electric Licht Company, received an
electric shock while at work yesterday on ■ j«iie Ft
Nostrand and Churr h avenues, and fell thirty-five
feet, being killed inntantly hy the fall.
LEYLAND LIrJE WITHDRAWS STEAMERS.
[ ilv Tflfrraph t" The Tribune )
Boston, July 3 — Owing to the very poor ocean
freight bunln*B9 from this port the Lsylaad Line
has withdrawn two steamers, the, Thiladelphlan
and the I^nncastrlan. This announcement, follow
ing ko closely upon the refusal of the Trunk I.lna
Association to lower grain rates to Bo«ton. leads
to the belief tlutt considerable tonnage will be
withdrawn from this port, as th« transatlantic
l.nes axe loaing heavily.
BURGLAR GOES TO POLICE.
Gormley's Wife Dictated Terms of
House Robber's Surrender.
"Hello, boys, some warm, eh?" spoke a smilins
man smoking a large black perfecto at Ninth ave
nue ar.d 59th street yesterday morning at 9 o'clock.
"That's right.- 'Jack'; lets take an open car
downtown and get the air'" answered one of three
smiling men, also smoking large black perfeetos.
This conversation, apparently among four friends
either on their way to go fishing or bathing at
Coney Island, in reality represented the capture
of 'Jack' Gormley, expert flathouse burglar, by
three of Inspector McCafferty's proudest J2.000-a
ycar sleuths— Kerr. Reilly and ONeill.
When "Jack" Gormiey was arrested en June 9.
charged with a number of robberies, and MM
worth of plunder was taken from his flat at No.
2.449 Third avenue. Inspector McCafferty and his
men held a fireworks celebration. Affr Senate*
had been *akon to the night court and tataaa sd
on K.oK' bail furnlsriett by James Kennedy, a former
police court clt-rk, slow music was the order in Mul
berry street.
But the music was stopped entirely when it was
found that Gormley had forfeited his bond aid
that the paper was marked "N. d." Somebody had
to be the "goat," and the sleuths gathered in Ken
nedy and hnd him held under IS.OOO bonds for
perjury. •
"It is only a question of a few days when tho
'boys' will pick "Jack up again," said one police
ffflVtml But weeks went by, and no 'Jack." The
hot weather began to annoy the hiding man. and
when the police did not take advantage of the
opportunities he offered them *nd arrest him,
Gormley sent his wife down to see McCafferty.
Mrs. Gnrmley told the head of New York's detec
tive service that If everybody would be ni'-e. and
good to her husband and see that he was sent
"up the river" for not mnrs than five years he
would eive himself up. McCaff'rfy saw District At
torney Jerome. He was willing. Then he saw
Commissioner Ringham, but, "by the nine gods of
war," etc. After a few days, however, it was
Intimated to Mrs. Gormley that if her husband
would "breeze around** some crowded place he
would b*: arrested. Hence tho meeting yesterday.
It was paid yesterday that "Kid" Regan, who.
with a gang. "sh<>t up". Toby's cafe on the night
of April 12. IJWS. killing the bartender. Joyce, for
which he has never been arrested although *e*>n
daily on the streets, called up Police Headquarter?
yesterday and offered to surrender I? th»y would
try him for "violating the rules of the road."
SOCIALISTS PARTICULAR.
Labor Party Debates Long About
Accepting Foreign Brothers.
Most of the time was taken up yesterday at the
national convention of the Socialist Labor party, in
Arlington Hall. in debating whether or not the
"language federations." composed of socialists of
different nationalities who do not speak English,
be admitted to full membership in the party Frank
F. Passano, cf Troy, the chairman, had some diffi
culty in shutting off the delegate after they had
talked for half an hour.
A. IJngenfelter, of Illinri's; Pamel De I. eon. of
New York; B, Reinsteln and P. Pc Lee made the
principal speeches, but every delegate hail some
thins to say. Some of the comrades who objected
to the admission "t the "language federations"
took great liberties with the English language
themselves and abused It cruelly.
"If these speeches go on." said a comrade at the
back of the hall, "the convention won't be over In
six weeks. -
Amid a storm of protest from the speakers, the
chairman cut down the speeches to five minutes
each. When the speakers were tired out a resolu
tion was carried to th*- effect that the "language
federations" could be admitted *o full memrership
on condition tha* they pay the regular dues and
that theft memherj pledge themselves to the doc
trines anri method? of the Socialist Labor party.
A letter consisting cf resolutions from the. Yon
kera section, condemning the policy pursued by
Danlei De Leon in editing the official organ of th»,
party, was read. It declared that a policy of vili
fication was pursued in the conduct of the paper.
The editor was declared to be an autocrat, and the
resolutions said that the vilification of those op
posed to the party In the paper was prejudicial to
the party itself. It recommended, that another
eciitor be selected.
CHASES AUTO FOR EIGHT MILES. ,
Policeman Says Occupants Jeered at Him
Until He Finally Caught Up.
After a chn«e of etcht miles, during which the
policeman pressed a p«sring automobile Into ser
vice. Phillip Rydell. a chauffeur, of No. 115 West
sfith street, was arrested In the Hoffman Boule
vard. li*ng Island City, yesterday for violating
the «peed laws.
Patrolman W. G. Frank, of the Hunter's Point
station, said that when he ordered Rydell to stop
he turned ori top speed, and I>r. T. H. Burch and
Harry T. Disbacher. who were in the machine.
Jeered nt Mm during? the elght-m!!" chase. Dla
backer gave a dinmjr.d ring a* security for Ry
delUs' appearance.
REPUBLIC. PLANTS TO BE NON-UNION.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune 1
Pittsburg, July According to a report here, the
Republic Iron and Steel Company will employ none
but non-union labor at Its eleven large plants here
after. ,The mills have been closed for repairs. It
is said a strike will be ordered as soon as a start
Is made.
AN EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.
Mexico City, July 3. — An earthquake of frnm
ten seconds to a half minute duration was felt
In -Southern' Mexico nt noon on Tuesday.. All the
southern parts. of Mfexlro and the region southeast
of th* isthmus of Tehuantepec were shaken. Sev
eral small houses were demolished. The disturb
ance was also felt to a considerable distance west
of the -isthmus, Including 'the Stato of Oaxaca and
Southern Uu«rr*ro>.
DELEGATES START WEST.
Ex-Senator Smith and Robert Dcrcu
in Party Off for Denver.
The New Jersey delegates to the Democratic Xa»
tlonal Convention, accompanied by many ether
Democrats, started for Denver yesterday In %
special train. Ex-Senator James Smith, jr.. and
Robert Davis were in the party. Smith going as a
deiegate-at-larce. while Paris had to be content to
go as a district delegate. Th» Hudson Cotaty
man was in good spirits owing- to tho fact that
Bryan is certain to be nominated, and even went
so far as to suggest the name of the- former United
States Senator for Vice-President. Smith, how
ever, did not seem to appreciate Davls's little Joke,
for before embarking on the train at Newark ha
gave out the following Interview:
"I am going to Denver because the Democrats
of the State of New Jersey selected me as ens of
their representatives to protest against the nomi
nation of Mr. Bryan. Personally I regard Mr.
Bryan as a clever man. but I do not agree with
him on many things he advocates. I am surprised
that he would look for a nomination by his party
after being defeated twice. I hoped he would re
fuse to be a candidate.
"As far as the platform Is concerned. if he shall
be nominated he should. in my Judgment, dictate
the platform, so he could not say after being de
feated that it was the platform that did It."
The delegates will caucus on the train, when, it
is expected, the unit rule, adopted at the stat»
convention, will N: adhered to. The only delegates
in favor of Bryan's nomination are the four from
Hudson. The delegates-at-large are James Smith,
jr.. of Essex; John Hincii!:rr>. of Pa».ai<-; Fran*
S. Katzenbach. jr., of Mercer, and! Howard Car
row, of Camden. After the convention two weeks
will be given over to sightseeing.
ACCUSES FORMER WIFE.
Dr. George Rauchfuss Says Woman
Took *V>—Both Held.
A young, well dressed woman and! a large, im
portant looking mar., in a wcn'.y wnr at Sixth ave
nue and Weal Ml Bferaat, last night attn
hundred "Tenderloiners ' and incidentally Patrol
man Carr<>!!.
"Arrest that woman," called out the man, "she
is my former wife and she has stolen $43 In gold
from me."
"It is not true, he has been drinking and does
not know what he is savins," replied the woman,
so Carrol! took them both to the station house.
There he said he was Dr. George Rauchfuas. a
chemist in The Bronx bureau of the Department
of Arrears and Assessments and living at No. 709
Seventh avenue. According to. Rauchfuss. he re
turned from Europe yesterday, and. walking up
Broadway, met his former wife.
"I didn't have anything else to do so thought I
would give her a good time, and we had dinner v?
In Central Park. After that we went down to a
place on 23d street, where she took the money from
me. She may be my ex-wife, but I don't see whera
she cornea In to take my change." he complained.
The woman admitted that she was divorced from
Rauchfuss. and said that her name was Marion
Thomas. living" at No. 2120 Prospect avenue The
Bronx. She denied that they had been to any
place in 23d street and that she ha 1 taken any
money that did not belong to her. Ranch:' . in
sisted that she be locked up, and this was done.
No money was found on her when she wat
searched.
"Wei;, good night, boys," sa:d. Rauchfuss. A3 he
started out the station, but he w:is t<>ui that hs.
too. was under arrest for intoxication. Later hs
admitted, that the Seventh avenue aidress wa3
wrong.
Before being locked up Rauchfuss was asked ft
he was not Dr. George E. Rauchfuss whose
marital troubles had figured in public print for
three years or more. He said that he was. ar.<i
that his right address was No. 137 West £3d street.
which house he saM he owned. According to> hl3
story, he was a former member of the Rough
Riders, and served after the war in Company L. of
the 6th United States Cavalry. On one occasion
Dr. Rauchfuss was arrested on complaint oi h:»
wife, but she did not press the charge. A divorc*
was granted to him last summer.
SCORE HURT IN SUBURBAN CRASH.
Norwalk, Ohio, July 3— An eastbound limited ca*
on the Lake Shore Electric Railway line crashed
Into a work train two miles west of this city to
day, resulting in the Injury of nearly a score of
persons. Among the m it* seriously hurt ar«:
Henry Froellck, Fremont. (Met badly cut about
the head; Herbert Holmes, motorman of the Urn
lted, shoulder dislocated; R. R. Strehlan. Norwala*
purchasing agent of the company, aakle broken;
Emil Koster. Toledo, badly bruised about aW»
men; Mrs. Emil Koster. badly bruised; T. W.
Bunn. Mlshawaka. in.l , right arm broken, a "4
Mrs. John Frommer. Toledo, bruised about lC3*
and head.
The limited car was bound from Toledo to
Cleveland and was running at a high rate I
speed. The collision occurred on a curv». w.i'f*
the work train was standing. It is said the motor
of the work train forgot his orders and was «•
the main track on the time uf the limited.
MOLLENHAUER AND WESTFALL LETT.
Henry J. Mollenhauer and S. A. Westtell sur
vived the semi-final round m the lawn tenjt>
tournament on the courts of Mm Knickerbocker
Field Club yesterday. The summary follows:
,in ( lM .Mm! linal r\ir!> H»nrv 3 *''' >l '* r '*^s
defeat*] H*rb«l U We.if.il. i 7 I ■'■• * ♦ "2>!j.
A W#stfall defeat M Abraham Kaasforr!. Jr. *~ •••p^
Men', double .rtr«t r"tinl. H ■ R.^-r's an.l TVJ^
Jennings defeated Dr. William RCMenhauin and A»ran--
F^n.i wund^li. "s "*££. and m M. MM *•
(rated K. J. Bra»n«r.l and A. O. Norr*s. oo — »• •— — ,
W. C. T. U. STOPS SUNDAY BASEBALL.
x fPy T>i<-»n»ph to Tho Trihur;*. ]
Boston. July o.— Acting on a protest to tn» ■<*
tary authorities by the Woman's Christian *~j
perance Union. Sunday baseball on the military
reservation about Portland. Me., has been t< l
den. The games have b^en attractiag «••• •
1.600 to 2,500 persons each Suadaj.

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