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CHICAGO RIVER FATAL
OSE SWIMMER DROWNED
Hdf a Dozen Others Seized .rath
Cramps in "Marathon" Contest.
■ Chicago, July 18.— , contestant was
frrV Ti«&. half a dozen others were seized with
• jj^ps and rescued with difficulty and two
-gactatoro were thrown into the river when a
l!g was In collision with their rowboat at the
«-at annual "Marathon swim" of the New Illinois
Athl«*ic Club In the Chicago River to-day. The
«t«r proved too cold for the swimmers, and
pjjj^ |*v«nteen of a field of sixty managed to
finish the two-mile course. The list of accidents
a. G. FTfcese. fifty-five years "old, seized with
cramps and drowned near the Madison street
bride*, In view of thousands of spectators. -
j H. Handy, Chicago's premier swimmer,
acbed with cramps at Rush street and hauled
'^oard a tug in a semi-conscious state,
Howard Wetz, '..Chicago; Jose Bast*. Mexico
City Ann* Harris.- Chicago; J. H. Merriam.
Cbicajo: J- Stuart, Bellview, lowa, all seized
Hi cramps at various stages of the race.'
The race was won by. S." C. Jensen, of the
ygwr Illinois Athletic Club. Anton Jaeger and
1 j^ Johnson were Second and third, respective
ly None of the out-of-town contestants fin
pYeese sank after he had covered about two
thirds of the course. He was the oldest con
testant In the event, and is said to have con
fessed to the younger swimmers before the start
that he had undergone no special preparation
for the race. He came to Chicago from Ger
many about twnty-flve years ago and has been
jxrted as a distance swimmer at the local
teaches, but evidently found the strain of a
long distance rat* too great.
fully one hundred thousand persons watched
tbt race, lining the banks and crowding the
triages from the start at the life saving station >
at the mouth of the river to the 12th street via
duct on the south branch of the stream, where
use course ended. The greatest crowd was near
the Madison street bridge, and. although several
men plunged to aid Freese he sank before any
of the rescuers could reach him. Harold Chris
tiansen, seventeen years old. djv^d repeatedly
for the. body, but failed to find it because of the
.aw* undercurrent, which swept it downstream.
The body was finally recovered by the police
with grappling hooks several blocks from the
«ene of the accident.
Handy had a narrow escape at Rush street.
He was leading the field by one hundred yards.
vfcen he suddenly turned on his back and called
'for aid. A launch hurried to him, but when he
iras taken aboard he was so badly cramped that
hie linger nails had sunk Into the flesh of his
lands and his eyeballs were rolled back. Medi
cal assistance was summoned for him after he
had been placed aboard a fire tug.
The others who were stricken as a result of
the cold water had less thrilling experiences.
Miss Harris, the only woman In the event, be
came exhausted just after she crossed the finish
Las at Sixteenth Place. A line of rowboats
blocked the stream and she was unable to reach
the bank. She sank once, but was then seized
by en* of several men who jumped into the
water.- Basse was stricken thirty feet from the
I start. 'Stuart went to his assistance and " helped
him to reach the pier, and then plunged in again,
only to b- taken with the effects of the cold
•water himself a few blocks further on.
The race itself was a procession. Handy went
■way In the lead, followed by Jensen and Jaeger.
The latter two swam abreast until past Rush
•tract, where Handy quit. At this point Jensen
changed to a breast stroke and steadily drew
away from his competitors. The strong current
carried the men along at a rapid rate, making
tin time of the winner unusually fast. The cur
rent of the Chicago River runs from Lake Michi
gan" toward the former source of the river, as
the river now empties through a drainage canal
tew rivers that flow into the Mississippi.
SIX DIE IN AUTO CRASH.
Family of Four, Chauffeur and
Guest Killed on P. R. K. Tracks.
Waw. Ind.. July » 'Carles Sherman
Kin* r-f Fort Wayne. Ind.. his wife and two
daughter?. Carl Timmlns. the chauffeur, and
Vim Fay- a Bradshaw were "killed this after
noon when the automobile In which they were
rifling was struck by a train on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. The party was in Mr. King b
Wtomobile. en. a: from Fort Wayne to Lake
Vawasep 10 ppend Sunday.
. The accident happened half a mile west of
Columbia City. The automobile was stopped at
a Tosfjr.sr by a freight train and drove on the
t!*cks hen '. : the caboose, the driver failing- to
•** the •..'-•'■•:-•: Manhattan limited passenger
train, -which was passing at high speed. The
machine was destroyed. The bodies of the fix
•ccupant* were badly mangled ■ and scattered
•ic&c tr*- tracks. The locomotive of the passen
•«■ train was thrown from the tracks.
• Th» daughters of Mr. King were Katharine,
•liefer, = years old. and Josephine, twelve years
W." Miss BradFhaw was sixteen years old and
*»* the daughter of Robert F. Bradshaw. gen
•?&l agent I- a range company at Fort Wayne.
*i* was a popular debutante ii the society of
Kinjr was agent for the Prudential Life
Insurance Company, and formerly was a mera
*«■ of the Indiana Legislature from Wabash
County, bring chairman of the ways and means
*wnmlu<.<. He was a member of the Columbia
"**> at Indianapolis and was well known
PttUjhotit the state. He was a Republican and
■** Uk<r. a prominent part in public affairs.
*A6GA£TS ATJTO CAUSED RUNAWAY.
Woann Killed and Mother Seriously Injured
in Indiana Accident.
■ : ', IBy ~' l«irraph to The Tribune.]
G»r4.~. 'City. Ind.. July 18.— Miss Elizabeth Deu
- **••• forty j-fjars old, was killed, and her mother.
**»•* Deupree, a widow, was eeriously injured in
' Hum way here this rooming, causod by an auto
. *»Mle owned by Thomas Tagifart, of Indianapolis.
; ..*»lnnan of the Democratic Nntlon.il Committee.
*««r6Tfs chauffeur, Harry Stodler. was driving
j*««art f E touring car from Indianapolis to French
i*«. when he met the two women in a buggy.
. •**? fcoree became frightened at the automobile and
" ; **M»ay. . The , women were thrown from the
: ■^TJr acaiast an Iron fence, and so hard .did. the
| •*•» of th« younger woman strike the fence that
•* *ron railing was broken.
EXPLOSION ON TRAINING VESSEL.
** r»lr »l Ken Scalded When Steam Pipe
Bursts on the Hawk.
-fcs^*— fl. July Is.— Several >"**» on the naval
?■••» Wiimor Hawk were badly *■■■'■'■ ■> to-day
'-'■r "• ** UtMtint of a •!«•!■! pij*>. Charles Taylor.
?**■* ««lM*r. will proUV.y die •• * *<*
Zr* *>lßrt«a. The HawJc \vm lying •*< anr'.'.ni >.
2*tt« a«w«Ui»« breakwater" whew the actWcnt
' :': ' To toy. Mr sad «««ler.
To-morrow, f«lr: Mrtbwnt wteds.
MOTHER KILLS CHILDREN.
Three Little Ones Dead and Woman
Dying at Buffalo.
Buffalo. July 18.— Mrs. Isabella Sahlen gave
her three small children paria green to-day and
then strangled each with a handkerchief to
maJse her work sure. Then she sent to a gro
cery store for more parts green, which she took
herself. The three children were <"cad when the
mother's act was discovered and Mrs. Sahlen
was dying. Physicians did what they could for
her. but It is thought she cannot recover.
In a statement which Mrs. Sahlen made to
the police and the medical examiner the woman
blamed her sister-in-law, whom she said had
caused her much domestic unhappiness. Thia
noon when Sahlen was home for his midday
meal his wife complained to him of more word*
with her sister-in-law, who lives next door.
Sahlen says his wife added as he went out of
the door: "If this keeps up this afternoon there
v ili something happen here before night."
Sahlen took his wife's remark lightly, and
went to work. He is a teamster and drives for
his father. He did not learn of his wife's deed
until night, when he was unhitching his horses
and his father told him of the death of his chil
Just after 4 o'clock. Mrs. Sahlen ran out Into
her dooryard and screamed to her next door
neighbor, Mrs. Brown, that she had pofsoned
her three, children and herself. Mrs. Brown
rushed into the Sahlen yard as Mrs. Sahlen
turned back Into the house ajid met Mrs.
Brown with a bread knlft as the neighbor burst
through the door. The frantic mother made a
thrust at Mrs. Brown, who retreated and called
help. Physicians and the police found the, three
children dead and Mrs. Sahlen under the first
effects of the poison.
WOMAN POISONS BABIE>
Rector's Wife /Also Takes Fatal
Dose at Portsmouth, Va.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
Portsmouth. Va.. July — Mrs. Brown, wife
of the Rev. W. A. Brown, rector of the Episcopal
Church at this place, and her two small chil
dren are in a. dying condition at her home, here
as a result of the woman having fed poison to
the two babies and then having taken carbolic
acid herself with suicidal intent.
Mrs. Brown prior to her marriage was a Miss
Romkey. Her family is said to be prominently
connected in Alexandria, in which city she was
socially well known in her girlhood days. No
reason is assigned for this act of the young
mother. Her marital relations have seemingly
been happy. She went about her intention de
liberately, however, poisoning the two children
and quietly waiting until they were beyond hu
man aid before taking the dose which will re
stilt in her own death.
RICH WOMAN MISSING.
E. M. Dyers, Golf Crack, with Police
Hunts for His Aunt.
Atlantic City. July IS. — Mystery sur
rounds the whereabouts of Mrs. Annie Hayes
Byers, a wealthy Pittsburg woman and an
aunt of Eben M. Byers, the expert golf player.
Bba either failed to arrive here last night or dis
appeared after leaving a train at the Reading
station. She was expected by her nephew and
Mrs. George Morgan, of Pittsburg, who arrived
on an earlier train.
Her baggage, said to contain valuable jewelry
and clothing, is unclaimed at the station. Mrs.
Morgan made. an appeal to the police to search
for her missing friend, but afterward repented
of her act. which, she feared, might give undue
publicity to Mrs. ' Byers's disappearance, and
declared that she had found the missing woman.
Mrs. Byers's nephew appeared at Police Head
quarters to-day, however, and declared that his
aunt had not been found, and asked that the
search be continued. Mrs. Byers had not been
found up to a late hour to-night. The police
take little stock in the theories of Mrs. Morgan
and the nephew that she, might have been car
ried off and robbed by local 'busmen. They be
lieve that she might have changed her mind and
gone to some other resort, or that she is here
and has some good reason for not making her
PINIONED IN BOOKCASE.
Hebrew Held Prisoner for Tnche
Hours Before Help Arrives.
rhoneJaffe, of No. 746 fith street, lay with his
arms and l^gs pinioned by the sides of a heavy
bookcase for twelve hours yesterday in the rear
of his store at Kn. 247 Rivington street, aft^r
having; been assaulted and jammed into the case
by three Italians upon his refusal to unlock a
saf" in the store. Jaffe is in a critical condition.
.Taffr is an orthodox Jew and for many peon
ha_s kept a bookstore Jn Rivington street, sell
inn nothing except Jewish literature. He left
h"m«» yesterday morning to fro to a synagogue
and on tli*» way passed his store. He saw that a
gas light, which he leaves burning In the. store
every night was burning, so he unlocked the
door to turn out the light. Then, he says, he
looked around for a Gentile to turn out the gas
for him. preferring not to violate the Habbath by
doinj? tfea work himself.
An Italian was passing and Jaffe beckoned to
him. He told him what he wanted and they en
tered the store. They were followed closely by
two other Italians. The three suddenly pounced
upon him and ordered him to open the safe In
the store. "Ie refused, he says, and they knocked
him down and kicked him as he lay on the floor.
Then they threatened to kill him if he did not
open the safe. When he refused they shoved
him into the bokcase. His wife found him.
AUTO LEADS MOB IN MAN HUNT.
Expressman Runs Down Boy, Then Tries to
■ Escape — Capture Causes Riot.
A small riot occured at Nostrand and Atlantic
avenues. Brooklyn, yesterday afternoon, when Louis
Puolkom. an expressman, of No. 161 Stone avenue,
ran down Tony Deaento, fourteen years old, of
Malbone etreet and Brooklyn avenue, j Puolkom
whipped up h!.s horse and tried to escape, and a
crowd started In persuit.
At Bedford avenue. Oscar LunJ, of No. 1221 Atlan
tic avenue, led the excited mob in an automobile.
He captured the expressman, and took him back
to Nostrand avenue. Meanwhile, an ambule rre
from the St. John's Hospital had started hon.
waid with the tIOV - who was suffering from l?e
fracture of bones in his left foot. The crowd at r i t
thft exprM«inn"«»s angry, and before the man
CGUd be removed. MM one threw, a brick and cut
Ills ),. •.,.!. An .•iiil'ii!.-tiM - surgeon from the Swedish
!,.,.. :, : attend. ! him. an<l he was then looked
up In the Grand aver tie police station,' 'charged
NEW-YORK. SUNDAY. JULY 19, 1908.-FIVE PARTS -F] FTY-EIGHT PAC;ES.
BISE IN FREIGHT RATES
KNAPP ON SITUATION.
Commerce Commission May Act on
Waahlngton. July 18.— The Interstate Com
merce Commission may take, action on the hi
creased freight rates agreed to at the meeting
of the Southeastern Freight Association and the
Southeastern Mississippi Valley Association at
Louisville yesterday when the new tariffs
j are filed with the commission by the roads hay-
I ing membership in these two associations.
Action can be taken by the commission on its
own initiative or upon the complaint of ship
pers or shippers' associations. If the commis
sion should find that the increase in freight
rates was made through concerted action, and
that there was evidence that the Sherman anti
trust law vu violated, the attention of the
j Attorney General will in all probability be called
| to the matter.
In speaking of the powers of the Interstate
Commerce Commission in a case where an ad
vance In freight rates has been made by any
railroad. Chairman Knapp of the commission
"The railroads ir.ust file their tariffs with the
commission with thirty days' notice of a con
templated change. Changes in rates between
competitive points must be made simultaneously
by all the roads operating between these points.
This, in a measuie, protects the shipper. "When
a railroad files notice of an increase in its freight
I rates, the commission can. on Its own m-itnn.
make an Investigation as to the M*rmalien**J
of the advance.
"In the case where the commission acts on
j Its own motion, however, it cannot issue an
order. If a shipper makes a complaint to the
i commission against a railroad, charging an un
j just Increase in rates, each side is given a hear
; ing and the commission can then issue, an order
i based on its decision in the case. Should it de
j vHop that the Increase was made through con
j certed action, the commission would, very likely,
refer the matter to the Attorney General. The
! Department of Justice can also call upon the
j commission to investigate as to the reasonable-
I ness of an increase in rates.
-The commission would base its investigation
j on the conditions existing on the roads mak
' ing the increase, considering each case sep
arately. It may be found that the roads in the
' South would be Justified in increasing their
I rates, while the roads in the Trunk Line Asso-
I ciation -would not have sufficient grounds for
! doing so. In each case the railroads would be
j given even' opportunity to present their case.
I While the commission is an administrative body.
' its duties are very analagous to those of a
i Judicial body, and the same form is used-a com
plaint, an answer and a hearing.
"Justification for increase, in freight rates. X
there is to be such an increase, may be found, if
at all. only in the fact that increased cost of
operation and maintenance of railroads has
reached a point where reasonable profit on
money Invested In them is not possible from the
revenue they now receive. In determining
whether rate? are reasonable careful considera
tion is necessary of three factors-that good
wages be paid railroad employes, that present
transportation facilities be,l«pt to a satisfactnry
standard and that new facilities be provide* to
meet even." Increasing demand for tnem."
Charges of unjust discrimination against San
Francisco in terminal freight charges In favor
of Portland, East Portland, Orr.. and other
competing points on the Pacific Coast were to
day lodged with the Interstate Commerce Com
mission in a complaint by the Pacific Coast
Jobbers and Manufacturers' Association of San
Francisco against the Southern Pacific and
Atchison, Topcka & Santa Fe Railway com
panies. The complainant declares that the
charge of $2SB a car for the receipt and de
livery of interstate freight over their terminal
tracks at San Francisco Is unlawful, unreason
able and unjust.
Judge Knapp, chairman of the commission, to
day stated that he had not been officially in
formed that the transcontinental railroads will
contest the commission's decision in the lumber
rate case, but he has heard in an indirect way
that they were considering such a course.
SHIPPERS GETTING BUSY,
Chicago Arranging Campaign
Against Move for Higher Rates.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Chicago. July 18.— Will October or December
1, or possibly a later date, be the signal for the
long threatened general advance in freight rates
by the railroads of the East and Middle West?
Will the advance really be made. In the face of
united opposition on the part of manufacturers
and shippers throughout the country, or have
the railroads overestimated their strength and
unanimity of purpose and are they now taking
an easy method of receding from their position?
Manufacturing and commercial • associations
are awaiting answers to these questions, but
they are slow In coming. The conference be
tween the heads of the great railroad systems,
held in New York on Thursday and Friday of
last week for the purpose of deciding upon an
advance in rates, was expected to determine the
issue and to give the commercial and industrial
Interests an answer to their protests. How
ever, notwithstanding- the presence of E. H.
Harriman, George F. Baer. of the Reading:
James McCrea, of the Pennsylvania; F. A.
Delano, of the Wabash; W. H. Truesdale, of the
Lackawanna; Oscar G. Murray, of the Balti
more & Ohio; F. D. Underwood, of the Erie,
and L. F. Loree, of the Delaware & Hudson
railroads, no agreement was reached on the
problem of raising rates, and the conference
adjourned without arranging for another meet
The result apparently is first blood for the
dripper*. The conference was divided Into two
strong camps, Harriman and hia associates in
the Kric, Delaware & Hudson and Baltimore
& Ohio standing in favor of advancing rates,
and B*er and MeOroa vigorously opposing tho
move on the ground of Inexpediency. Facts and
statl.stl'-s were marshalled to show why the
rates riMUM DC advanced, l«ut when it came to
fct-ttllr.K upon it BjemraJ advance harmony and
unanimity received a setback.
"There is a wide diversion of opinion on the
BUfeJoCt,* declared I'resideiit F. D. Underwood
Of the Erie after the meeting. "It really is
uHtonlshhig what a difference of view there is."
Chicago shippers and manufacturers, although
encouraged to hope that the freight advance
bugal-.o uili die a natural death through the
inability of the. raLlroa-ds to "get together." will
not cease their preparations to be In readiness
for any coup that th« roads may spring while
apparently at loggerhead*. The Illinois Manu
facturers' Association will arrange for the
meeting of the .oiamittee appointed at the big
(onltnued oa third p««re.
DON'T BE WITHOUT DEWEY'S WINES
We M.i|; by express or freight everywhere, .
11. T. Drway & Sojuj C 0.,, 13 S Fulton St., New York.
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PRESIDENTS BUSY DAY
HAS OFFICIAL GUESTS.
Conferences and a Young People's
Party at Sagamore Hill.
CBr T«l«jrr»p!i to Th» Tribune ]
Oyster Bay, July 18.— With an ambassador,
a Cabinet minister, a high official of the
State Department and a young people's party all
crowded together at Sagamore Hill on one date.
this could have been fairly called the President's
busy day. Attorney General Bonaparte. Am
bassador Creel, of Mexico; Judge W. I. Bu
chanan, of the South American Peace Court, and
Assistant Secretary of State Robert Bacon and
Mrs. Bacon were the President's guests at
luncheon. In the evening at the cottage there
was a fancy dress dance given by Miss Ethel.
A large number of young people, most of them
from out of town, attended the dance.
The Attorney General was the first of the
guests to arrive, coming on the 12:19 p. m. train
from Long Island City. It was reported that
he was to confer with the President about pro
ceedings against the alleged Paper Trust. When
asked if this were a fact. Mr. Bonaparte laughed
and said: "The only trust I know anything
about Is the vicious reporter trust of Oyster
Bay." The Attorney General then added that
there were several department matters to he
thrashed over, and when asked if he expected
to make any speeches during the campaign said
he feared that he would be "drafted." "If I
am." he said. "°f course I will serve like any
The Mexican Ambassador said he wished to
thank the President for the good offices shown
bar the United States during the recent troubles
along the border between the two republics. Mr.
Creel is about to return to Mexico, where he Ii
Governor of Chihuahua. He will return to
Washington In the fall to resume hia duties as
Mr. Bacon said the report that the United
States and Mexico had .decided to form a pro
tectorate over Honduras was entirely without
foundation. "It is a pure, pipe dream." he added
with considerable emphasi?, and the Mexican
One of the matters which President Roosove.lt
and Attorney General Bonaparte discussed in
their conference -was the selection of a man tc
succeed Milton B. Purdy as Assistant Attorney
General. Mr. Purdy's recent appointment as
Judge of the District Court of Minnesota left
that post vacant. Wade Ellis, at present Attor
ney General of Ohio, has been spoken of as the
probable successor of Mr. Purdy.
Secretary Loeb said after the conference that
no decision had been reached In the matter. Mr.
Bonaparte talked with the President on the neu
trality law.* with Mexico, which he believes
should be revised and made stronger, ani also
on the whiskey controversy, resulting from the
operation of the government pure fo"d laws,
which the President is interested in seeing rigid
The efforts O* the Nebraska Republicans to in
duce President Roosevelt to go to Nebraska and
make several speeches during the coming cam
paign will not be successful, according to Secre
tary Loeb. When asked whether the President
would go to Nebraska Mr. Loeb reiterated what
h« said several days ago, that Mr. Roosevelt
would make no campaign speeches this fall.
Ambassador Creel, Mr. Buchanan and Attor
ney General Bonaparte, after luncheon, left
Sagamore Hill and took the 2:40 p. m. train
for New York. Neither Seftor Creel nor Mr.
Buchanan would admit that their visit to the
President had any connection with the Central
American situation. Ambassador Creel, when
asked what he thought of the report from Mex
ico City that the I'nited States and Mexico, or
one of those countries alone, might establish a
protectorate over Guatemala if President Ca
brera continued his rule or ruin policy, said he
did not believe that such a thing would ever oc
cur. Th*> present method of maintaining r*»ace.
In Central America, he said, had been working
successfully for the last twelve months, and he.
believed it would continue to be a success as
long as th« United States and Mexico were
bound by treaty to se« that the countries did not
encroach upon the. rights of each other.
Attorney General Bonaparte had nothing to
say about his visit to the President, except that
he had finished his business sooner than he had
thought he would.
Attorney General Bonaparte. Sefior Creel, the
Mexican Ambassador, and W. I. Buchanan re
turned to the city last night and went to the
Holland House. The Attorney General experts
to take an early train for Ivnox to-day.
SUICIDE SENT FOR BROTHERS.
When They Arrived With Hands Out
stretched He Blew Out Brains.
f By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Bellefontalne, Ohio, July 18.— -George and Samuel
Smith, of this 'city, were witnesses Friday to the
tragic suicide of their brother John, in Almonr,
N. D The brother summoned them to see him die.
Several days ago the brothers received a tele
mm telling them John had been injured in a
wreck and could live only a few days. Hastily
getting ready, they started for the North Dakota
town wiring ahead that they wen coming. Friday
morning, when the train pulled into Almont, John
was on the station platform.
"How are you. *•»•*" he shouted, when almost
Within hand shaking distance, and then, still sml!
in«. he whipped out a revolver and blew out his
MUSIC TEACHER HANGS HERSELF.
Mother Finds Daughter's Body on Door in
Despondent, through an attack of nervous pros
tration Miss Laura Maccllnchey. thirty-six years
old a 'piano teacher, committed suicide by hang
in_ herself to the door of her bedroom In her
mother's apartments. No. '<.- Putnam avenue,
* The body was discovered by Mrs. Macclinchey,
her mother, when 'she went upstairs to call her.
She had been dead several hours.
STEAMER SINKS FISHING BOAT.
El Norte Rams Sloop Off Fort Wadsworth—
Crew Takes to Dory.
' The flfty-five-foot fishing sloop Catherine was
cut almost in two yesterday afternoon; off Fort
Wadeworth. by the outward bound steamer ■
Norte of the Southern Pacific Company. The
Catherine was manned by Terence Brien, of No.
152 Sussex street, Jersey City, her owner and skip
per and Edward and Raymond O'Brien, also of
Jersey City. She was beating back Into port under
a light breeze, and was attempting to cross the
bow of' the Xl Norte when sho was struck and
sent to the bottom. r - , '' , .
Just before the' accident/ the Catherine's' crew
Jumped into the dory trailing behind. The men
were picked ii" by the police boat Patrol ana landed
fit the. Battery; -. The roast M earner stopped to lend
assistance^ i"H the Patrol t was '" Hr at hand,. and
thu *U>ry and men ■ wen*, hoisted. aboard.
FUTURE OF "THE TIMES."
! Belief That Lord Northclife Is the
(Special by French Cabl* to Th» Trlhur*.]
. [Copyrigtit. 1909k by Th« Tribnii* A«»vlaMr>n 1
London. July 18. — future of "The Times'*
has been the subject of much irresponsible gos
' sip and conjecture • since, the, failure of Arthur
i Pearson to obtain control of It. Lord Rothschild.
I Lord Cromer and Lord ' Leconfleld have been
' mentioned as the financial backers, and there
have been persistent report* that Lord North
' cllffe had also acquired a large , share of the
property. The' last version is probably correct,
although no official statement has been made
either by Lord Northeliffe or Moberly Bell.
There are informal statements from men who
ought to know the facts. which can be regarded
as trustworthy. Lord • Northcliffe Is the largest
owner, but has no Intention of taking the active
management of the paper. This will remain in
the hands of Moberly Bell for the present. The
editor, George Buckle, is In infirm health and is
likely to retire in favor of Mr. Moneypenny. a
veteran member of the staff. I. N. F.
OSMAN PACHA KILLED.
Turkish Commander Slain by
"Young Turkey" Adherent.
Salonica, European Turkey, July IS.— General
Osman Pacha, commander of the Turkish forces
at Monastir. was assassinated in the barracks
at that place to-day by an officer connected with
the "Young Turkey" government.
The general only yesterday s^nt out a notice
that amnesty would be granted to all Turkish
officers who were compromised in the recent
mutinous disorders In Macedonia, and this mur
der, following so closely upon the assassina
tion of General Shemsi Pacha, in the same city,
under similar circumstances, has creatpd a great
DAYLIGHT PARK HOLDUP.
Police in Pistol Play Save Diamonds
Men Sought to Take from Man.
Charged with assault and attempted robbery.
three men were locked up in the. East 12^th
street police station late, yesterday afternoon,
after they bad made a bold attempt to rob
Charles W. De Bebirri. a cigar manufacturer, of
No. 122 East MSth street, as he was walking
through Mount Morris Park. The screams of
women and children who were witnesses of the
affair brought patrolmen to the scene, but it was
When arraigned the prisoners gave th« names
of Kenneth McKenzie. of No. 2183 Eighth ave
nue, Andrew Lawlor. of No". 25 East 132 d street,
and Fred Schnitzes, »-f No. 282 Bumside avenue.
The men -were attracted by diamond rings De
birre wore. They seized him and threw him to
the ground. This la the second attempt at day
light robbery In the park in a week.
FERRY FARE INCREASED.
Union Company Adds Cent, Except
During Rush Hours.
Julian D. Falrchild. president of the Union
Ferry Company, which operates Catharine
street, - Fulton. "Wall, jj South and Hamilton fer
ries between Brooklyn and Manhattan, gave out
last night the following statement announcing
an Increase In fare from 2 cents to 3 cents ex
cept from 5 to 7:30 o'clock morning and evening:
OwinK to the great decrease In the volume of Its
business, the Union Ferry Company of New Yo«k
and Brooklyn finds that it will not be able at the
present rates of fare to operate Its ferries as pub
lic convenience demands without serious pecuniary
loss. It Is therefore forced to Increase its rate*
to 3 cents, notice of which has been posted.
In order that this change may affect the least
number of wage workers, who use the ferries be
tween the houre of 5 and 7:30 a. m. and 5 and 7:30
p. m.. the present rate of 2 cents will be continued
between said hours.
CITY SWELTERS IN HEAT.
Mercury Spends Day Around the
New York sweltered again yesterday in a
temperature which persisted all. day In hover
ing near the DO mark, but the humidity re
mained at a low point. At 5 o'clock In the af
ternoon the mercury stood at 90 degrees, mak
ing miserable those who were forced to spend
the afternoon and evening In business offices.
Six prostrations were reported In Manhattan.
■ The lowest point the mercury reached yester
day was 72 degrees at 1:30 a. m., when there
•was a light shower. While the morning was
still young the mercury stood above SO.
APARTMENT HOUSE AFIRE
Thirty Families Routed Out in
Early Morning Hours.
Fire broke out at 2:40 '/clock this morning in
the six story apartment hous* at St. Nicholas
avenue and lS3d street, which is occupied by
thirty families. It broke out on the first floor
fn the apartments • f H. C. Lansden and spread
One alarm wae sent in, followed by another a
few minutes later. The tenants rushed out in
their night clothes, and for a few momenta It
seemed as if there would be a panic.
Several ambulances were called to the so-ne.
though no one had been hurt up to a haif hour
after the fire had been discovered. The firemen
did not have the blaze under control at 3:1."
BREAK FROM TEXAS CONVICT FARMS.
Escaping Negroes Kill Two— Believed to
Have Been General Plot.
" Houston. Tex., .July ' IS. — Six negro criminals
armed. with guns and knives escaped from state
convict farms late yesterday afternoon. Robert
Ware and "Will" Howard, confined at the Dowalt
farm, Fort Bent County, killed Joseph Elliott, a
convict guard, with a hoe and made their escape.
Meeting George Johnson, a negro, and fearing he
would inform other negroes, they shot and mort
ally wounded him. About the same time five
negroes escaped from Clement's plantation, pur
sued by bloodhounds. One of these negroes was
captured. Armed posses numbering several hun
dred men are scouring the woods.. r*»^_.
An unverified rumor states, that six more
negroes have escaped from Dew's plantation, six
teen miles from Richmond. : It' is -believed that
there was a concerted effort to break away from
all the convict farms at one time.
JOKER IN HIS EXPENSE ACCOUNT.
Montgomery. Ala.. 'July . I*— When John A. La.*,
the 1 new ; railroad commissioner, went to-day to
arrange for. expense vouchers to cover a trip of
Inspection, Joining his. /associates ,In North Ala
km, he was • amaaed ' to , find that he must pay
the expense out of his own pocket, lie Is reported
to have said that his /expenses would be more
than hU salary.
PRICE FIVE CENT&
KO CORPORATION AID
TAFT ON CONTRIBUTIONS.
Both State and Federal Laws To Be
Obeyed in Campaign. / . > r
Hot Sprinsr«. Va.. July -'The Republican
National Committee will accept no contributions'
from corporations." sai.l Judg* William H. Taft,
Republican candidate for the Presidency.' to-day,
and in an interview he. also referred to labor,
prohibition and other questions Mr. Taft said
that not only would the law of New York Stats'
providing for the publicity of campaign contri
butions be obeyed by the National Republican
Committee, but the federal law prohibiting such
contributions by corporations In connection with
the election of President. Vlce-Presi lent. Repre
sentatives or Senators, would be followed." with
out regard to any question of validity • that
might arise In respect to any provisions of that
law. Answering questions as to the application
of the national law to contributions for th« elec
tion of Presidential electors. Mr. Taft declared
that the law would be obeyed exactly as> it wa»
passed by Congress. i ..
As to the right of a labor leader to attempt to
Influence the votes of members of the organiza
tion of which he Is at the head. Mr. Taft at
first laughingly said that that was a question of
propriety upon which he was not sufficiently
informed to discuss. When asked as to his idea
of the power of the leader of a labor organization
to throw its vote to one party or another. h»
declared that In his opinion It could be. pred
icated that there 19 no. so-called class of th»
American electorate whose votes could be deliv
ered by Its leaders.
He said that after eliminating members of
both political parties from a labor organization
the expression of a leader might Indicate how
the remaining uncertain quantity might vote in
the election, but he declared that, as la the ca»s<
generally in dealing with any so-called class of
citizens, before expression could be given \of
the nature of their vote it would be necessary to
eliminate all members of one or the other of th*
political parties. The question calling forth this
statement referred to President Samuel, (Tom
pers. of the American Federation of Labor, but
Mr. Taft avoided making any personal refer
ence to Mr. Gompers or any other leader of or
ganized labor. . « . . % -.
Asked whether he would have any new r<wnedr
to offer fur the ?o-calle<l trust problem in hi*
Fpeech of acceptance, he replied that he did not
know of anything n»-w that h<» could add to a
question that had been widely discussed, and
stated that he would have nothing to say on>
that point outside of what he had said at v«r
rious tlm^s In his public, utterances.
Mr. Taffa attention was called to-day to as
sertions of some Journals representing the liquor
interests that he is opposed to prohibition H*
explained that he. had never publicly discussed
the ethical side of prohibition, and he took th»
view, as he understood Mr. Bryan had done,
that the prohibition issue was not tnvoived In
the national campaign. From what had come
to his attention in r<»spe.-t to the repr«senta
t!nns of these journals, ho Inferred that they
had based their statements on speeches he had
made in which he criticised the action of aom»
state legislatures in passing prohibition and
other lawa without providing the machinery t _>r
Frank B. Kellogg, who has had charge of th«
prosecution of corporations for violations of th»
Sherman anti-trust law for the Department of
Justice, will return here on Monday to further
discuss with Mr. Taft the features of his speech
In relation to the regulation of the so-called
Judge Taft has mad* a very thorough revision
of his speech, but will consider its langua«« fur
ther and consult with some of his friends befor*
placing his stamp of approval upon it.
A kW club from Lynchbur*. Va. serenaded
Judge T;tft to-nigh*. Later Judge and Mr*.
Taft joined in a waltz, but when a woman
present began applauding they left the. ball-
room with rvl'ltnt embarrassment.
Arthur I. V.-rys started for lwm» to-night.
Senator Bourne, who arrived here late last
night, did not me-t Mr. Taft to-day.
WINSIOW WAKREN TOE TAFT '
Democrat and Anti-Imperialist Blames Bryan
for "Saddling Philippines on Country."
' By Telegraph to Th» Tribune 1 '•
Boston. July Wlns'.ow Warren. Democrat and
anti-imperialist leader, has come out for Taft In a
strong and characteristic letter. He refuses to fol
low tho advice of the executive committed of th»
antl-imperlallsts to vote for Bryan.
■ • I decline to follow the committee's advice," ha •
says, "and shall vota for Mr. T=ift, because upon
the whole it seems to me that th» interests of th«
country would be better conserved by his election
than by that >•' Mr. Bryan. : »
■•No one is more responsible for the ratification
of the Spanish treaty and the paddling of th»
Philippine Islands upon this country than William
.1 Bryan, and In that matter he displayed his usual
shallow judgment and tendency to play politics
■with grave constitutional and moral questions."
PRESIDENT LEWIS WAKSS GOMPEBS.
Latter Ordered to Keep His Political Hands
Off Mine Workers. . ,
[By Telwuph to Th» Tribunal
Denver. July IS.— Thomas J. T^wla. national prest*
dent of the United Mine Workers of America, h»«
served notice on Samuel Gcmpers. president. of th«
American Federation of Labor, to keep his. hands
off the mine workers In a political, way, and not
attempt to use the power of his place to win votes
for Bryan In Lewis's organization. -.; ££»
If Gompers's contemplated circular letter cam
paign In behalf of Bryan attempts, to include the»
hundreds of thousands of coal diggers who now
look to President Lewis for advico It Is certain
that Gompers ml! hear from Lewis in unmistak
able terms. . . «
NO TAKEE FOR $ 100,000 TAFT BET.
Refused by Lloyds in Chicago— •In
sure" Against Election of Bryan.,
[By Te!eirr»J>h to Th« Tribune 1
Chicago, July ".*.- Evidently there Is a lot of T.ift
money In Chicago waiting for takers. A Chicago
man to-day was anxious to place iIOO.OOO with'
1., ■'.!•». of London, m.i.:,.!'. Bryan's election, .'A "
telephone call »as received by Moore. . Case. ' Ly
man & Herrlck. insurance brokers and Lloyd*
agents. No 159 Lasalle street, asking if that firm
would tak, the wager and transmit it to London
E. A. Breinner, associate member of the firm,
told the man the firm did not handle that class
of business, and referred him to New York broker-;.
' "I did not get the man's name," said Mr. Breiu
her. "He old me he was an agent for a German
lottery, and that a client of his in Chicago wished
to place the bet with LJoyda." BSjSSB
, A great deal of Chicago and other. Wester*
money U being placed with Lloyd* as "tnauram-«"
aKalnst Bryan' election. All or a majority of th«
bets, however. an» handled through IM Tork
brokers. . ; - ' - ' ,-
To PhllakUlpHla «v«ry how on the JHonr In Tw»
Hours. See New Jersey Central Schedule on Pa««
1. -Tart IV - Satisfl** the most 'exacting.— A4xu -<rv