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W GORE'S WES
Senator Curtis Also E\onerated
o f improper Relation with
STATEMENT BY COMMITTEE
Onjr Mention of Their Names
Made by Hamon, Says Okla
homa Senator, Who Re
D-<£?: *'* •-
Sulphur. n- |a . Aue. «i — The eommit
tef nrr 00 ' 111 * 5^ '^ *' If> House ofßoprPscn
tatjves tA investigate Indian land Elfafra
£T »d the so-called McMurray contracts
$r.d which has also ■ . ... investigating
flifCkM* bribery chaises, issued the t«»l
}o-?i!'.e Ftat«n«it to-night absolving
yj^ -President 51 man sad Senator
Curti? from improper nets:
■ The committee has heard and carefully
■aaidervd all of the testimony submitted
end is unanimous in the opinion t'n3t
w' f r- is and was no warrant for any par
ser -- use Hie names of Vic?- Preside 4
Bhermati and Senator Charles S. Curtis
}n connection with zny m>proper rela
tion with any Indian contract whatever.
This Is the opinion of the couimittee
after hearing scores of witnesses who
a-i-eared following: the testimony of ■;.■-.
ttcr T. P. Gore. Senator 4 Sore said he
j, e 0 j-^>on approacM«?«l by "■Jak* > " I.
HaTnor!. nd thai Hamcn. ting In the
interest of .T F. McMurray. had offered
v.- iSenator G^roj $25,00© «ir $' ' ."I'" 1 as
a tsHhe To promote in regress the con
.-. -c by which McMurray was to re
tfive l rt per cent attorney's fee oil the
ti \ of J20.000,<»0fl worth of Indian lands.
The Senator testified H rmon hnd nen
tinned Senator Curtis ami Vice- President
«.■-.■ — J* being "interested" in the |
(■v,.;. Hr- Sherman bHng named as the
mn "higher up." Hamon. on the stand, i
g?m<M3 he 'm<J ever said anything aboaj i
th« contracts to Gore. j
The tKnmittee's report .is signed by
ij ■.■■=■■ ■ ■ lives <"harles H. Burke. South
' Dakota: CB. Miller, fttinneapolte; K. W
6£uniifrs. Virginia: J. H. Stevens. Texas.
md Phillip P. Campbell. Kansas.
■ giving its decision to-day, the com
nl'tte announced that it had received
from senator Gore a statement relative
jo Vice-Pre?:dent Sherman and Senator
Ctirtis. and that the committee "com
mended" Senator Gore's statement.
Senator Gore's Statement.
This statement from Senator Gore.
tfhich •R-as r<=-ad and inserted in the offi
cial record of th? investigation, follows:
To the Investigating: Committee: 1
Ifd in duty and in honor bound to make
the Tollo.vinj statement. It is also dic
isttd by cons-id* rations of common jus
tice toward rhf parties concerned.
Neither ifa name of Vice-President
Ehtrman n^r Senator Curtis was men
tioned by me <>n I:,--- floor of the United
States Senate: That the name of either
of *hes* iiarties «vas ulludsd to by Mr.
Eamon was steadfastly withheld from
ihe'public until this investigation began.
No public mention <-f their names was
mm mad»-. ■ dir*^-tly or indirectly.
by m* unrii I Has re [litred and obliged
to do 80, i^stifyirir at a witness under
and detailing the conversation
•»hicJi occurred i»etwe*-n Mr. Efamon and
asystif. I t?Kn mad^ formal protest
apain«t bitroducms their names, but the
ff-ininittf-*- in the proper pursuit of its
duties required me to make a full
BSEv«r without res •■■' . km.
Th^ir names «vere disclosed no! with
isy view of inculnating them nor with
any viev.- of su^sresfn^ _■ i!t but merely
ir. ord*r that the truth and the whole
trail cirht tjr- -• 'hi.- ( ] with reference to
Ui*- ioa oi the conversation on the
JT-'fSEoa The public must r-alize that
the lame <,i any man could J>e used or
r.ird<*d in t!h> same connection, either
££ an BrgTanent or otherwise, and.no
labile offici.-.l <an hav 5 immunity and
r^ot^ction asr^inFt such an injury and
&J my last remarks in the Senate I
K?d that "Th< integrity of no man can
he Impeached upon the testimony of an
Interested <.r untrustworthy witness."
That was my conviction then. That is
~>' oonriction now. I am sure thai in
th* court nf public opinion no judgment
or r«r'Jif-t has been Tf-x urn»-d *>ith^r
*^inst tfa e VscV-President or Senator
Curtis on account of the misuse of their
■?* in the manner above referred to.
The investigation \t- now practically
concluded. Many witnesses have been
ttamtoed. a volume of evidence ha?
j£ea'adduoed and there is no testimony
to establish any Improper con-
TOfaa on thr r ,; irt f either official with
»c afprov^] of the so-called McMurray
'"■ • Complete Exoneration.
th« public has had no reason to
tispK-t hity s'jr-ii improper connection;
ps i v<.i,!r] venture to suggest, and if
J may i,*. pardoii^d. would roou.-:"i that
?*iwnnHittre -• the . .--'i. st praoti
jz«e moment inak*; *». authoritative
gNUflsand statement to the efiv<-t that
t^rr: li:<v '^•" Printed tending
,l Fl * i >'isn any improper conduct on
pan of fjth-r Viee-Prerldent Sher
*™> or senator Curtis respecting the
"aßjert of ihix investigation.
S^ator Gore, who has attended all of
!r f " m ' nin '" s seasi ? n^ '• •• But| hen to-
Paxton. HI., •■ SII a ■■ ■ ton en-
Representative B. W. Saun
ri - *A \"irpinj a ;( nioinher of the eom
*&**. departc-d for His horn.-.
■■ pt ''(iiiinitt«<- announced, however.
** tth< " inyefc-tjgation had not be«:n con
5 "^ McMurray will continue hi*
on Monday; Much of iicMur-
w s st; ttt * rtn " tir! y to-day related to Rtcti
~^S- Adams, ;m attorney of Washing
tll Aflr pr " sldent Taft dad permitted
/' * ?na(3 " public a letter d ■rblcs he
jg****l a »«eli«*f that th« Indian en
*"ai^ ilt should not i.. roop*>n»*d and
}. > , th * now on the noils should
rjl ri " jW 'd to partVipate in the division
thf 13 * land> - McMurray had many of
ttmri nn ' Jl^' lX tejeKranis to Adams
i^ 1 '^ 11 '^ tli«- President's •!■•:,.'.. and
ijf nt;j!| v recommending t! : . McMar
ii^ 8 * telegram* afterward were turned
i,J to , "" Attorney OenenU by ex-Sen-
L. ThurKt.ui, of N«braaka M---
P' s «'ouns» I. as Ij^in^ the "unso
*Hn^ Hrnlin '" nt <.i Di. Indians. The
jy**** f*M KU th .-t.ii. probably was
■^kt-ji whfjn h^ ■id lhe MeaaaßM
jj^'".' Urray aIKO stated it to be his be
t» y wtt Pr*-sid*-rH Taft and the Attor
*tc^ ferifcral *' en not aware that Adams
■ : Muiray*a mu<aj,
|T** ex-Senator Chester I. Long, of
JJ * fc and ex-Senator Thurston were
t«»liuued on fifth pa«».
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700 ON. STEAMER AGROUND
: Newark ParVQ^TDuriiig Sam
Sloan's Three-Hour Rest.
, T hf h Stea " IPr ' Sam Sloan, with about
seven .hundred members of the J. Wi-s
! Association, of Xewark, N J aboard
" fTlt aground last night just after leav- !
ing the dock at North Beach. Queens <
Borough It was three hours before the
vessel was again able to proceed toward
7 ;:rk - NT ? ne <-"' the passensers was
taken off as they had been assured by
Captain Van Bracken and the crew that
the y e was in no danger
The excursionists were just ccttin
settled for the return trip when. scarcely i
more than two hundred fret from the
dock, the steamer went aground. Cap- ;
tan, an Bracken signalled for full
speed ahead, but w as unable to m off
and .then he tried to back off. bat the :
vessel stuck fast After half an hour 1
of this kind of work it was decided to
trait until the tide rose
In the mean time there u as great '
|U.Mcty on board, but -the crew of th.
boat -em amon th.. passengers and
quieted their f.ars. several tugs stood '
by ■""' v " rd was sent to Manhattan |
that assistance might be needed li-,r- *
'■•- Soaad E. with the j atroi boat ' .)n. )n j
alongside, ready to give aid. The ires- I
sel was floated a few minutes before 0 i
j WALLACE IN FLAIHES
| Idaho Town Doomed by Forest
; Fires — Refugees on Train?.
Missoula. Mont.. Aug. 20 — \Y:uk-ce
Idaho. is doomed, and at 10:30 o'clock
| th. whole town was on fir.-. The flames
j were first communicated to the south
j end of the town from the forest tir^s.
! The last words of th- telephone oper
ator wore that th- fire ras within fifteen
feet of him and that he had . run for
i his life.
Women -; -hiMr- n wt<re rushed <>ut
on a special train of lh ,. C>re-on Rail
way and Navigation Company, and it is
! thought no lives have been os
Wallace. Idaho Aug. ln>.- At a late
hour to-night the city ..f Wallace seems
[doomed to destruction by fir.'. Planting
embers from the burning forests at the
very entrance to the city started tires in
several places at once.
At 7 o'clock the fires were within a
mile of the city and the Mayor ordered :
the Chief of Police to impress every
able brwlip<l man int.. fur corps of fire- !
fighters. Borne, who refused, were either
thrown into jail or run out of town.
Under direction of forestry officials,
soldiers and laborers began back-firing
between Wallace and the fire this after
noon, but without avail.
The forest fire situation became !
critical throughout the Coeur d'Alene to
day. The Placer Creek fire got away
from the soldiers and new fir>'s started.
Conditions at Murray, Jdaho. are .simi
lar to those here. The town seems
doomed. - ;
PLANS AIRSHIP SERVICE
Baltimore -Washington Company
with 000. 000 Capita].
IBs -•: •„-.-.' to Tt,.- -,>, unc. I
PfttsbaxK. .Ant:, 20.— Eight dirigible
airships were contracted for here to-day
when th' United Airships Company, of
Baltimore, through its manager, Jean
Belgianb, signed a contract with Captain
Robert C. Miilman. The deal involves
about $200,000. It is planned to oper
ate the dirigibles between Baltimore and
Belgianb has organized a $1,000,000
corporation to operate his lino. Millmari
was associated with Santos-Duniont and
Jean GSoudet. of Prance, and has been
working on air navigation projects for
twenty-two rears. Th? dirigibles are to
cost £25,000, and a bonus of £L\."i<!O is to
!»«• paid for each mile above thirty miles
an hour and .*!. ."i00 for each mile above
thirty-live miles that they may develop
in speed. The airships v.ill each carry
(sixteen passengers and will be --<) feet
ON. OFF AND UNDER WATER
Centreport Mariner of 85 Saved
from Tumbling Sailboat.
f aptain "Charley'" Runrr-, chipper and
hearty at eighty-live, is a Baptist H<
proved that fact to th<- population -if
nentreport. Long Island, on Friday af
ternoon. Th»- ol<j skipper, who has been
.•Most of his life before the mast and on
the bridge, w.-ni o.jt in his small
boat to **"■ ■ motor boat elimination
ry<- off BTuntington. A puff of wind
forced the sails over until they lay on
the waves. Not the least Important tis
i;r<- in the setting was Captain Bunce,
who awnaged to lati.i on !<>p of the
The .aptain Started to work his \\;<y
j^a.k to the ove-turned craft, whtn an
other puff of wind lifted the .i-:.il. i -:.il and
dropped the boat over un the oth.»- sjd..-.
That tor. .-d Captain Huns* into th"
w.'t.r. imderneath instead of on top >i
Aft.-i' a minute of under water swim
ming Captain Bunce managed to get
from under the sail, and he began yell
ing for belp. His cries were heard by
the i:< .. Joseph W. .Miller, of Centre
port, and Boy Walker, a negro stu>lent
ai Boynton Institute, Virginia. The two
set out in Mr. .Mill.r's launch, saved
liunce and towed his boat to shore.
"I always thought you were a Meth
odist, captain," said Mr. Miller, "but
now I know you're a Baptist.*' The cap
tain smiled his affirmation.
CANT FLIRT WITH CONVICTS
Police Warn Young Woman Living
Opposite Trenton Penitentiary.
Trenton, N. .1. Aug. 2'). — A young woman
iflio lives opposite tlip state prison at tills
place has been notified by tlie police thut
Hhe must stop flirting with convicts in the
prison. This state j;rison author i lieu de
clare the young Woman lias greatly demor
alized tbe discipline of the prison by stand*
ing in a wiu.iww and flirting with prisoners
who are employed in the shop.
The 2d Precinct police were rio'.ineil to
serve notice on the young woman, and their
request wax coinplledwltii to-day.
i -,rp(- new ships-. Comfortable stateroom**,
iuth r'rivatfc batli*. Cuisine the best. Broad
oromenado deck*. Standard service to ti»
South Oflioe. 317 liroadway.-Advi.
Tf , .. T«»-«»».v.T «»-«»».v. fair.
FIVE FLYERS BOW
TOGETHER IN THE AIR
Dip Their Aeroplanes in Gay
Salute to Cheering Thou
sands on the Earth.
COULDN'T TELL THEM APART
Curtiss and Mars, Willard, Ely
and McCurdy All Look Alike
at Sheepshead Bay as
They Soar on High.
Aviators were cheap ;u Sheepshead
Bay yesterday. They were in the '*ten
tv. < nt'-thirf " matinee class.
I"i.<' Curtiss cut-upa were all ap at
once. Fifteen thousand spectators s.tw
tin in. .-it a cost of only 10 or "_'<» cents
for each aviator, depending upon whether
thr- spectator sat in the grand or grand
When a'l the wayward sky thing 3
came back to the racetrack in time for
the aviation congress to close at the ad
vertised hour the fifteen thousand were
I rr-liev.e] from doubt and neck strain.
It is not easy to guess the identity of
five simultaneously fading, floating
spectres in the sky. They are not al
ways fading, but it us not easy. All
Curtiss machines look alike, anyway.
ev«=n when they are on the ground.
Leave tb" spectator <>n the ground and
ask him to keep tally on the names of
the drivers of five such similar con
trivances while dervishing about at the
>-ate of sixty miles an hour, and the or
dinary spectator would prefer the game
of finding the little pea it hi had pledged
anything of value on the result.
If novelty and a delightful sense of
uncertainty as to who Is where while
looking aloft are enjoyed — and the t.~.
• mih acted that way yesterday— then
th- i-.- will b<-. it is promised, another and
a final opportunity this afternoon, with
possibly a thrill or two added and none
of t!ie charm of mystery lost.
Cut Daisies and Didoes.
It happened toward the close of a busy
day. It would be hard to find five men
In New York any busier than were <'ur-
Ues. Willard. Mars. McCurdy and little
•< let-Then-" Ely in their spry machines
Five aeroplanes were niade to wheel
i»..- mark at the northern end of the
Inner tield a 1 <::4."» o'clock. One after
another the aviators cut rirst daisies and
then didoes- the latter in the air.
Five- you could count them— hut
where was UcCurdy? And was yon
shadow an Ely or a Mars'.' It was said
to belong to Willard, but when all was
ov^r it was Curtiss. more likely.
Willard il<w out to sea, passing above
the oriental Hotel at Sheepshead Bay.
Ely was over there to the left, climbing
<••<! higher. Mars was twisting about
in the wind, MeCurdy's engine was
snorting to the south, and CurtissV—
Curtiss was everywhere.
11 was the final "flower pot" of 'h* j
aerial display, and was all over by 7
Xi < » machines will start together this
afternoon, which is a difficult thing, be
cause the swash of another's propeller la
d«-test«-d by an aviator. When tl.< ma
chines all start at one from a line the
.-v ash is very prominent while it lasts.
The Curtiss aviators worked Indus
triousl) for three hours yesterday, and
pleased the big crowd even when th.
l!-.. is did not circle the cour.-e, deterred
therefrom by the wind.
Ther. were no Idle moments to speak
of, as. with or without passengers, one
! nior> aviators \\ •re conscientiously
engaged in flight.
\vi!ia:.i carried two passengers, a man
and a chorus girl, whose name was used
one. to designate a racehorse that has
sin> c stopped running.
Curtiss made the first turn of the af
ternoon and continued it into twice
around the course, arousing much enthu
Curtiss ? Pretty Sight.
Curtiss later went out to th>- north
east, over a clump of trees. Hying with
the wind to get there and against it on
i),,- v .I . lioni. without watering, mak
ing a picture of great beauty, as it Is
difficult not t.. do when you are in a
living machine with the li^ht .sort of
s , ),, ry about
Mars, Wiiluid and Curtlsa followed
this course in single file a few tninutSß
afterward and after the others had
alighted, lirst bowing their machines to
the applause of th. multitude. Willard
stayed up tin re arid hummed around for
eight and a half minutes. That was the
endurance record yesterday.
The highest flown was approximately
700 Tent, by Curtiss.
Lieutenant J. E. ticket, of the 29th
Regiment, .shot a rifle at a target on the
ground while he flew as a passenger
with Curtis.--, and it was said he. missed
it by only sJx inches, though no one
reined to know why six Inches had been
decided on as Ul«i missing margin. The
target was measured and found to be 2
by 4 feet.
m:\y-york. Sv ndav, aku st 21 vjk>.-i im: farts- 11 nv-si.\ i»a(;ks.
CLIFFORD I!. MAKMnX \N!) HIIM.AXI- IX WINCH !!i: FLEW ACROSS THE SOUND
i'T.IFKmUP B. HARMON.
The leading amateur aViator of America.
CIVIL SUil IN SUSoR CASEiFIRE THREATENS STATION
Government Guarding Against
Statute of Limitations,
DRAWBACK FRAUD ALLEGED
| Inquiry as to Criminal Responsi
bility Now Can Go On at
Convenience. ;\; \ ; ' ?r • \
To make the statute .6CUtmitatipn«Wi'f.
no effet-t.-a 'stMtTrnorTs against Ameri
can Sugar Refining Company was issued
last week in the federal government's in
vestigation relating to the charge* thai
th company collected drawbacks on im
portations to which it was not entitled.
This summons was in a civil suit For the
recovery of about $1,000,060 in duties.
But the investigation may go ahead at
its convenience as to the criminal re
sponsibility, if any, for the alleged acts.
Evidence that led to the beginning of
the investigation was laid before the
United States Attorney's office by Rich
ard Parr in the autumn of U'<>7. soon
after his raid on the Havomeyers & Elder
docks, in Williamsburg. But the gov
ernment took up the short weighing
frauds" first, and after a year's work
started the court machinery, which re
sulted in the collection of duties evaded
by the company amounting to about
$:!JoC,OOU and the- conviction of several
employes, including the secretary of the
The Department of Justice at Wash
ington called the attention of the local
office last December to the drawback
charges, ami Mr. Wise, thr United States
attorney, was instructed to begin an ini
mediate Inquiry. Experts nave been at
work mi the company's, books ever since,
and there have been numerous hearings
before federal grand Juries, but the
work assumed such magnitude that it
threatened to extend beyond the period
of th<- statute of limitations., and there
fore it was dei ided to protect the gov
ernment by the issue of the summons.
The charges that brought about the in
vestigation into the payment of draw
backs to the company were, that collec
tions had been made on exports of sugar
that had not bees manufactured from
the imported raw product. Of course,
the drawback cannot be collected unles:;
a concern exports a product made from
the im| orted material upon which a duty
has been paid. It was charged that the
American Sugar Refining Company ex
ported sugar made from domestic beets
or cane and collected drawbacks us of
goods made out of the Imported raw
The com] any has freely submitted its
hooks to the government for investiga
tion, I>< ing used to that process in the
prosecutions of the past and loVlowing a
>et policy of putting no obstacle in the
way of the law officers of the govern
ment in th.-ir inquiries. The federal
grand Jury has examined much of the
evidence obtained so far, and there may
be action before the opening of the tall
term of court.
The cases of Charles R. Heike, the
former secretary of the company, and
Ernest G< rbracht, former superintendent
of the Williamsburg finery, convicted
of conspiracy In connection with the
short weighing frauds on the docks, will
< mm' up for disposition next week. Th ■
two men have not been sentenced, but
will be arraigned then, and it was said
that although they might be sentenced
there would 1., delay granted by the
court to .liable them to take steps to
have their conviction reviewed.
Mr. Heike's counsel will fall back upon
the immunity pita, due to testimony be
fore the federal grand jury in the in
vestigation of the company under the
Sherman anti-truHt law. This was be
fore the United states Supreme Court
.ally in the year, soon after his Indict
Hunt, but was referred back because >(
tin liTtfciilarity in tlie proceeding* q
L. I. Railroad Freight Shed and
Many Cars Burned.
DAMAGE HELD TO $50,000
Firemen, After Stiff Fight, Pre
. vent Spread of Flames to
•j* ' ' ' " ' ' '
"-^A long freight shed.- six mail ears, six
day-, coaches, a hospital and a pay car
were destroyed in the. Long Island City
yards of the. Long. Island Railroad last
night by a tire which followed an ex
plosion. The blaze, which did about
$50,000 damage, also scorched about
thirty passenger coaches and threatened
the private coach of Ralph C Peters,
president of the road.
The damage may he greater, for many
trunks were burned, and it was feared
that another pay car. with some money
aboard, had been destroyed.
A • gang of workmen was busy with
freight and baggage in the shed, which
wag about one hundred feet north of the
passenger station, when a gas tank ex
ploded, and in a moment the east end
of the shed was ablaze. Word was
spread around the yard and a fire cre\v
got to work. An alarm was sent in for
the city department, and in a few min
utes engines were available.
The flames by the time the fir.- en
gines reached the scene had eaten their
way through most of the boxes and
crates at the east end and caught on to
the shed floor and roof. Battalion Chief
Smith, of Long Island City, sent in a
second alarm. i
A third alarm was sent in and brought
practically all the engines in Long Isl
and City and some from Brooklyn. The
firemen devoted their efforts to keeping
the fire from spreading to the passenger
When U'c flames reached the cars
alongside the burning shed a train crew
ran an .*ngine up to several of them and.
despite the heat from the flames, cou
pled the engine to them. They wer**
drawn out of danger.
The fire was watched by hundreds
waiting for trains and by a large crowd
gathered outside of the yard walls. The
Long Island City police formed tire lines
and had considerable trouble keeping the
On the way to the fire Engine 161, from 1
the Dutch Kills section of Long Island
City, was overturned. Tbe driver was
trying to get hip machine irom a trolley
track when one of the wheels caught In
a rail. The engine swerved to one side
and then went over. Xone of the (ir.
men was hurt. The engine returned to
The- fire was near the site .»r the old
passenger terminal, which was destroyed
.ight years ago. <>mrMls <>f the road
were worried la^i night for fear that the
blaze would spread to the present sta
tion, which was saved only by the quick
work of the railroad men.
SURROUNDED BY WHALES
Seventy-five Splashed Deck and
Dived Under Keel, Says Captain.
Philadelphia, Aug. 20s The schooner
Ella L. Davenport, Captain Denten,
which arrived here to-day with a cargo
Of lumber fimn Jacksonville, reports
meeting a large school <>f whales off the
Maryland coast OH Thursday. The
whales, abeat seventy-live in number,
b-d by a giant bull, sported about the
vessel for four hours, diving under the
k» el, splashing water over the decks and
drenching the crew, according to the
When off the Delaware capes the ani
mals deserted the Davenport and heuded
in a southerly direction.
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE WORLD
It -..ii ii^!in iii> Hudson Kl\er Lmy Line.
Jose Estrada. Brother of the
General. Now President
INSURGENTS SACK TOWNS
Americans Preparing to Leave
for the Coast, Fearing the
Worst Era in Republic"
|p. Tf-l»;rra;>li to The Tribune. I
New Orleans, Aug. -<>.— Nicaragua is
practically in the hands of the insur
gents. T>r. Jose TV Maciriz to-day quit
the Presidency and named Jose Dolores
Estrada, a full brother of General J. J.
Estrada. Me revolutionary leader, as his
Thp family of Madriz i- lit ring to
Cerinto. Greu ia has been captured
and looted tor c insurgents, who are
moving on > ua. the capital of the
republic. G* l I-uis Bfena If-ads an
army of insur -nts that appears to be
be.it on complete extermination <<f the
Genera] Estrada is willing to accept
his brother as the provisional President
until an election can be railed How
ever, his two military advisers. General
Luis Mena and General Emiliane Cham
arr-. object to Jose Dolores Kstrada as
suming the reins of government.
When Ocneral Kstrada made his first
move toward an Insurrection ten months
ago. his two brothers. Aurelie arid Jose
Dolores, sent him a message branding
him as a criminal and declaring that
Nicaragua as one man condemned his
scheme to oust Zelaya from oftii <■.
That Is why Generals Mena and Cha
marre are nou oupuing Jose Estrada.
For the same reason Madrfs chose the
brother of General Kstrada. hanging his
hopes t-» the last chance, and believing
that his successor will turn against his
Advices received here by private cable
to-night say that Americans in the in
terior of Nicaragua are preparing to get
to the coast. The insurgents are sack
ing every point within reach, and foreign
interests fear the worst era in the his
tory of the republic has axrived.
Representatives in New Orleans of
the Madriz government admit that Ma
driz has abdicated, but insist that he has
named a successor favoraMe to him. <>n
the other hand, the Estrada adherents
declared that the new President will le;m
toward his brother, and that the affairs
of Nicaragua are now In undisputed con
tiol of the original insurgent faction as
organized by General Estrada
Washington. A tig. 2ft.— Estrada's army j
succeeded yesterday :* crossing the Ti- '
pitapa River, in Nicaragua, after four- |
teen hours' fighting with the govern- ,
ment troops, and is now encamped be- •
fore Granada, ready to advance on the ;
capital, Managua, less than fifty mih-3 |
away, according to cable advice, re
ceived here to-night from Bluerlel »s :>y
Seßor Castrillo. Estrada's representative ;
On the other hand, it was announced
to-day by Madriz's "peace commission
ers" .here. Dr. Barrios and Sebastian
Salinas, that they had receivtd a dis
patch from Madriz stating that the in
surgents had been defeated jresterda) hi
attempting to cross the Tipitapn Ht Pa
naloya. The dispatch added that a band
of insurgents had crossed the river be
low I'analoya and appeared before
Granada. The defeat ot another band of
insurgents yesterday at Nandaime also
occurred, with heavy losses to both sides,
according to Madriz.
Matiriz announced in his tlispalch that
he intended to take the field himself to
assist in repelling the insurgents' ad
vance on Managua.
Fourteen Hours' Fighting.
Senor Castrllio said to-night that it
was only a question of a few days before
Estrada's army would be in possession
of Managua, and then would be in a
position to dictate terms of peace. He
regarded the reported crossing of the
Tipltapa as a mo3t important event, and
ridiculed Madriz":; contention that the
main insurgent army had be* n repulsed.
He made public the following dispatch,
which he received Jo-night from Hlue
Ail our arm] forced a passage tv i'a
naloya. The ciiriiiy was runted after
fourteen hours' fighting, leaving in «»ur
hands one gun. more than one hundred
thousand cartridges. tw-> hundred ritlcs.
provisions «nd prisoners
The report from .New Orleans to the
effect that the Madri'. and Estrada fac
tions had agreed upon terms of peace
was pronounced absurd by S*nor Cas
trlllo, who explained that Estrada would
not treat with Madriz until he had capt
ured Managua or unless overtures were
f'outlnued on -<•< .-vii pose.
~ PAIN'S FIREWORKS CARNIVAL.
Uaiihnltan Beach. Wednesday.- Advt-
* PKICK riVK ( KNTS.
HARMON IN FLIGHT
ACROSS THE SOUND
Goes Into Air at Garden City and
Lands in Greenwich Half
NEARLY MILE A MINUTE
Wrecks Machine Landing Near
Benedict Estate, but Gets Not
a Scratch — Tells Hi 3
! Own Story.
Clifford B. Harmon took a little spla
across the Sound in his aeroplane Just
Is* the sun was sinking last evening.
H»- did it on th* spur of the moment, for
! er.rlicr in the afternoon he had about
; snide up his mind that he would stay in
Garden City. ,
perhaps It was th*» call of the -wild
; that prompted him. the rhythmic and in
sistent purr of his motor, the red gold
. of the declining day. the limpid hori
: zon of the HejnpEtead Plains. At all
events, the bis? crowd at the Garden
City aviation ground got an airy wave
1 of his hand as his machine dragged its
Wheels from the turf, and then watched
the paled purple In the. northwest grad
ually enfold his little craft iik» a bene
! d. tion.
From harden City to Greenwich.
Conn., is about twenty-eight mile?.
Harmon did it in almost exactly half
an hour, pursuing Ms solitary way into
the night. The shadows were long and
thin even on the flat expanse of Hemp
stead Plains when, at ♦>:."w"» o'clock, he
sent the spark to his motor.
■ ' " -•; "■ -'■' ".
■ early Dark at Descant.
It was nearly dark when he descended
at Greenwich in a" field adjoining the
summer home of his father-in-law. Com
modore E. C. Benedict, and he fouled a
nest of telephone wires whose thin
stmnds broke the propeller, skids and
front control of his machine.
On the. level reaches of Long Island
it is possible to follow the flight si man
until the abyss of heaven swallows him.
as it did Bryant's waterfowl, and it is
easily possible, also, to entertain the
same emotions which prompted the poet
llMlia M a p"""> •*■ vfcOTI car*
T»a«-h»'s th» wav alone 'ha' pathless coast—
Th*> ri,B*T' and .illimitable air-
Lone wanderlnfr, but not lost.
But the awe which held the crowd
silent as It gazed after the disappearing
aeroplane, "darkly painted on the crim
' son sky." was rudely punctuated by the
! snorting of automobiles, which one after,
t the other spurned the roadway behind
the grandstand, and with a vomiting of
! blue smoke glided after the flyer.
The road !«><? due north, almost under
the whirring aviator, but only one ma
! chine was able to catch up with him. and
! that one accomplished it only as Har
mon started across the Sound,
i Th*> aviator reached the Sound at Ros
lyn at ♦".:4«» o'clock. At *AC> he pass*>il
over the steamboat pier at Sea Cliff, and
at <»:."» he had crossed the Sound. The
Larchmont Yacht Club was directly hi
his path, and he passed over it flying
two hundred feet in th*> air. He de
scended In Greenwich at 7:06 o'clock.
After he had rested and received tb«
congratulations of his family and friends
Mr. Harmon told of his experiences. He
was at the home of his father-in-law.
Commodore E. C. Benedict.
Harmon's Account of Flight.
•I left Urn aviation field at Garden
City." said Mr. Harmon, "at •»:•!•"• o'clock
this evening, having taken Hamilton up
with me for a half-dozen flights around
the field, so as to enable him to take
some photos. Then the engine wad
working so beautifully that I decided •■
go on across the Sound, leaving Hamil
ton at Garden City.
"My costume consisted of ■ leather
coat, trousers, ■»'—■■. a life b**lt ami
low shoes with strings untied so tJiat I
could swim If need be. The wind was
aft of me and blowing about fifteen
miles an hoar, increasing during the
Might to twenty-five miles. In the flight
ol six miles to Roslyn I travelled over
bad country, and -"when I reached the
wa:tr I felt as if some one had just
given me a quarter of a million dollars.
"At a dinner sjhraa to the Englishmen
at the Larchmont Yacht Club last even
ing I had promised to fly to tlie club
house if I came across the Sound, and
offered a cup to the first ones who would
reach me either on shore •« •■ water,
and the club's fastest bouts were to be
"Once en the water I felt safe, a.ii
although my plant- went an <!■-! dowa
like a boat, owing to the cross winds. I
was able to keep it going in a straignt
line, my altitude varying from four hun
dred to one thousand feet. It was ■*■
struggle to keep right side up cru&skis
Hempstead Bay. but I reached the
Larchnnmt Club at K;j,~, o'clock, and
turned over the rcsasj in the harbor
there at the international meet.
Too Fast for Pursuit.
•1 guess I was too fast for them w
even think of starting a motor boat aiier
me. Coming up the Sound (ruin Larch
mont 1 had the breeze with me. and I
went the lea miles in ton minutes— shay
miles an hour.
"it was »i;vrk wasa Ire t- bed ■ - ■ -
just in front OfaJQ f.;the:-iu I
and Re I went on w (•«
:) aaadS b.-.uli iust acrov th. • .1 .1
came .lov^ 11 in tail -; . .1 n,'
some telet-h..n> SIM
t..r Iht « icck ■.: niinnii.
"I landed on my feet all right, and hare
not even a scratch to remind me of my
twenty-eight mile trip. My s!:ii!s wYre
turned upside down, am! the chassis vvd
frame smashed, probably to th» extent
of $500 damages. My mechanics will ho
here to-night, and it will probably lake
all day to-morrow to take the m..eh. s
down for shipment back to Garden City,
where it will be repaired.
"I had planned to fly front here to
Governor's Island to-morrow, bat of
course that will now be impossible. I
experienced no unpleasant feelings", oa
*-»u|hi(i<rtl >a :i r i ptISJS.