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VOL. LXXIX. NO. 342.
Way Homo to Face
HAD TISTOL IN VALISE
He Had Been Released in
New York on Promise
to Go Back.
(O.VSTA15LE WITH HDl
Vrt Chester, Tn., Lawyers Sny
shortage Mny Exceed
ii'i.Mn.riiiA, Aug. 6. Accused of n
, .rtriRo of many thousand dollars from
( estates entrusted to his care, Col.
Gibbon Gr.iy Cornwcll of West Chcstcl,
l'a.. commander of the Sixth Regiment,
.s'utlon.il Guard of Pennsylvania, and
imminent s n lawyer, shot himself
HiroiiKh the head nnd died Instantly tn
. ivniwylvanla Hallrond train In this
. jty till? evening.
He was on his way to West Chester
from Now York, accompanied by Will
iam Mullen, a constable, nnd as the train
Lulled out of the. North Philadelphia
tatlon he suddenly reached Into a grip,
which lie had placed on a seat In front,
"hipped out b revolver and sent a bullet
,nto 1:1s bruin.
The shooting came as a tragic devel
rpment that gave some Inkling of the
xtcnt of Col. Cornwcll's entangle
ments. 1-awyers who have made a hasty In
clination of estates for which the
'Inncl was counsel place the losses at
ioS.OOO, but soy the total amount muy
At Hip very time that Colonel Corn
ell tired the shot that ended his llfo
hundreds of residents of West Chester
v,te congregated at the railroad sta
ir 'ii, some to offer tholr sympathy, and
others drawn merely out of curiosity,
urtaltliiK the arrival of tho train."
In the Cornwell homo on Church
Itei't the Colonel's four little sons,
urcssed In white duck suits, were happy
In the thought of "seeing daddy again,"
jk the eldest. Gibbons Cornwcll. 10
ears', put It.
Bondsmen were rcudy In the office
Justice of the Peace Puxson to sup
ply any amount asked to gain Col. Corn
well his liberty.
Then came the news that tho guards
nun had killed himself. The message
hocked tho entire town. Mrs. Cormvcli
ulnted when the news was broken to
tr and at midnight It was said she '
w,is In a serious condition.
i'oI, Cornwell was arrested In New
Tk on Monday, charged with dls
11 Mns of bonds to which he had no title.
II.' had been missing slnco tho end or
tli National Guard encampment at
Gettysburg and search was started for
hint Monday morning.
When he was arraigned In New York
o-day he agreed to return to West
I'hrster without requisition papers, und
hrrangements were at onco started to
ako him back home. Accompanied
V Constable Mullen, he boarded tho
n i o'clock train.
Mullen described the trip as follows:
"Lieut. Rcct and Detective Grover
Urov.n went with Col. Cornwell and
myjolf to the Colonel's hotel after bis
release and thero the Colonel procured
n grip that he had left In bis room.
Tlien we went to the Pennsylvania
'! I'road station.
"There wan nothing unusual about
he Colonel's actions. He seemed satis
to go with us and was pleased to
nnw he did not havo to remain in
prl . n 10 await extradition papers.
"TV"' New York detectives left us at
th train. Col. Cornwell and I sat In
day roach nt tho rear end. Ho wit
f 1 to the window and I won by his
!J lie placed tho valise on the floor
' iront of us. We talked on general
' Kcts the weather, scenery. Kv.
fH r having Now York Col. Corn-
lifted tho valise to his knees,
r ned it and took out nn envelope.
II put It In his Insldo pocket and ro
. :rlvH that It wus money for his wife,
ic i-ulil ho would cither mall it or glvo It
1 mf to deliver. After that he locked
itii- crip and instead of putting It back
a" 1 ur fret, placed It on tho seat In front
' which was not occupied.
I 'nought nothing of that nctlon at
'inif. but now I soe Its significance,
' 1 rnwi'll again engaged In convcr
'fr but nuvcr referred to his own
Later 1 tie Colonel said ho felt
i' .it ho had not slept well for
s'utiiI nUht. Then lie leaned forward
1 the ud.
II ! in.'ilnnl' In that position, with
I on his arms, until ttie train
1 1 ii' North Philadelphia station.
.it! he dozed, or tried to make
Ik iliil, for In; rolled his head
1 1 1 side, peering from the win
1 .iiml.lng his eyes us the train
1 .1 Stop.
1 1 ' ii" the train hud started his
1 lown to the bag nnd the next
1 1 I saw 11 revolver In It. 1 tried
1 ' ho weapon, but I was too lute.
' 'iii'l had placed it to his head
1 il. '
' ni .Mm search Col, Cornwell bo
started with him from New
tin riiiistablo was asked,
.1 1.1 . ..1... 1 1.... '..!.......
.,! .... v 1 L f ,, ?
' i.nel's for vcars. und I didn't
would do such 11 thing. No!
ol that ever entered my mind.
1 sure the Colonel would mnko
' ipi to escape or hnrni himself
1'ilu't handcuff him."
in Hon.e, conductor of the train,
n .'litereil the pr to ittinn'ine
' illftdelphla as the next stop
o 'hot rang out and Col. Corn-
nttinuoi on T'drd I'age.
HIMSELF ON TRAIN
MRS. BELMONT SCORES GRAFT.
Blames "New nich" for Srlem"
! n..... m . .. .
- - ..v . . . . , a nun jiiurr.i
Newport, Aug. 6. -The summer resi
dents of this city, In tho opinion of Mrs.
O. II, P. Belmont, are entirely to blame
If there exists a graft system between
somo of their servants and storekeep
ers. If theso summer people nro will
ing to pay moro than tho commodities
of life are worth, in disregard of the
graft Insldo and outsldo of their house
hold, Mrs. Helmont says that It Is a
sign of the demoralization of tho newly
This statement was made by Mrs. Bel
mont In a letter addressed to-day to
Frederick p. Oarrettson, a prominent
Newport grocer, who has made n cm
sndc against tho giving of commissions
by storekeepers. The letter says:
"The people of Newport who deal with
their shopkeepers nnd nllow tho graft
system to continue, they, the summer
people, aru entirely to blame.
"I do not think any onj moro than
myself npproved of tho attitude you
took on this question last year. If tho
summer people, uro willing to pay more
than twice what food and the commodi
ties of llfo aro worth because they are
utterly nnd absolutely regardless of the
cost, inside and outsldo their house
holds, 1 think It only another sign of the
demoralization of our nouveaux riches
and ono more harm they do the com
munity at large.
"It seems to me that we, who en
courage commerce, should Mud tho time
to see to It that those who serve us
should bo obliged to do so honestly, tin
molested by a system of gruft radiat
ing from our kitchens and pantrtc?,"
continues the letter.
"It is easier, I confess, to let things
slide, but we owe more obligation to
our city, nnd this Is one of the greatest.
It rests much with the women of the
household to handle this complex ques
tion, nnd if the union that shculd exist
between women could once be cemented
nnd women's true status once acknowl
edged she will then have the weapons
and the needs to accomplish better re
sults In economies, nt least as far as tin
food question Is concerned. If not far
"The giving of the ballot to women
alone can regulate all matters pertain
ing to the house and also awaken In
her tho necessity of her undertaking
her civic duties."
DOCTOR, 78. ARRESTED IN PARK.
Drew Pistol When Ullil Tamil It Ice
Dr. Joseph SImm, who say he i a
retired physician and who lives at the
Hotel Empire, was arrested last night in
Central Park charged with felonious as
sault. Tho police found n loaded re
volwr strapped around hU waist. The
holster which contained the revolver had
pockets which held moro cartridge.
Tho complaint was made by .lames
Sullivan, employed by. tin? Dock Depart
ment, who lives at .VII West Kitty-fifth
street and who look his wife und several
children to Central Parle yesterday for
tlie air. The Sullivan, occupied a bench
near one on whioh sat Ur Siinins und hi
wife. Pr. and Mrs. Simins were feeding
rice and nuts to the squirrels.
Ar-eni-ilim- In Mrs. Sllllieim. !wr vnlllit.
!.,, T,.,M,v i. v.v.rs .l,l w.i".wl..,-.l .
over t'o Dr. Simrns and beg.ui to umu-o j
t.lnmeif bv nieklni? mi thu irraiiirt of rieo
which were meant for tint MjuirrcU
Dr. Simm expressed himself forcibly
to tho child, said .Mrs. Sullivan, und
Tommy Sullivan went crying back to his
Mr. Sullivan tried to stop the baby's
crying, but could not. Finally he. hit
upon a scheme. Ho picked up several
grains of rice and Jiggled them in his hand
before the child, thinking that would
stop the crying.
Dr. Simrns bocamo angry at tils'", said
Mrs. Sullivan, and tho two men spotco hot
words. At length Dr. Simni- pulled u
revolver from his ockel and pointed
It nt Sullivan, according to Mrs. Sullivan,
"If you don't want to get into Hrioiis
trouble," said the doctor, "you'll leave that
rice alone and go away from here."
Sullivan becamo quiet, and when Dr.
and Mrs. Simms left tho bench Sullivan
trailed behind until ho ciirao upon Police
man RoHoberger. to whom ho told tho
story. ItVwebergor took tho pair to tho
Arsenal police station, and there tho re
volver and tho extra cartridges wero
found. Dr. Simms wot sent to tho Kust
Sixty-seventh street station,
HYMN IS NAMED "THEODORE."
Methodist t'nninnsltlnn So ('Inaalflrd
Because It Is Slrtnoom,
Asburt Pahk, N. ,T Aug. 6. Nobody
knew until Organist Carl F. Price ad
dressed tho organists' convention in
Ocean Grove to-day thnt a particularly
strenuous hymn tuno had been named
Theodore, In honor of thu third parly
leader. It Is Incorporated In the Meth
Tho hymn was written by Peter C
Lutkln. dean of the College of Music
In tho Northwestern University. When
Prof. Lutkln first played the tuno for
Prof. Charles C. Stuart tho latter
said, "That Is strenuous."
"We'll have to 11, It Roosevelt,"
was tho reply.
Then It wus agreed between the two
professors that "Theodore" should bo
substituted for "Roosevelt," and "Theo
dore" It Is.
NEW PARTY TO CHANGE NAME.
notes Committer Wonld Drop "Na
tions!" from Title,
Ciiicaoo, Aug. 6. Tho rules commit
tee of tho convention will report to
morrow In favor of chunging the name
from tho Nutlonnl Progressive party to
the Progressive parly.
Thu report will suggest that futuro
national conventions be composed of
I one delegate for each 10,000 votes, ex-
ccpt Unit each Congress district shall
1 tin i-ntiiieii t nm. iieif.irnti.. Thiu ivimi, 1
! cut the exIstliiK representation from
Mouinern Mines 111 mur,
The rules committee fuior curtailing
the powi r of the National Commltlee
in.'ileilully niul recommend Unit heie
after the new National Coinnilltee shall
inako up the temporary roll of Hie con
vention, Unit the old National Commit
tee shall do n.itlilni; but issue the mil
for tho coin entlnn.
Tho nnmlng of even the temporary
oflleorH of the I'oiiM'iitlou Is In In
to the contention.
YORK, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1912. CopyrloM,
DEALINGS WITH BECKER
Gives Whitman Document In
His Own Hand, Telling of
Graft and Murder.
UURNS VERIFIES STORY
Finds That Becker's Telephone
Was Hunjr, nt Time Hose
Says He Galled.
District Attorney Whitman gave
William .1. Hums last night n thirty
eight page statement In .Tack Rose's
handwriting prepared In tho West flldo
court prison yesterday.
The statement contains a list of gam
blers from whom Rose collected money
for Lieut. Hecker. the rates paid by
gumbllng houses nnd on estimate of
tho total amount of cash that Rose
turned over to Decker.
Mr. Burns, who Is now In personal
charge of the investigation to find out
who were the members of the police
ring Hint divided the money collected
by Becker, will use the statement ob
tained yesterday as a basis for his
It Is known that Mr. Utirns regards
the statement as of the utmost impor
tance. It supplies him with the name?
of many men who. Rose suys. can tell
the truth about the crooked men In and
out of tin Police Department,
Rose Included In his thirty-eight page
statement not only a detailed account
of his dealings with Heeker as the col
hctor of blackmail, but nlso his rela
tlons with Keeker that had to do with
the killing of Rosenthal and tho strat
egy that Keeker employed ufter the
William J. Hums turned over to the
District Attorney corroboration of one
of the main points of Rose's confession
Implicating Lieut. Uecker in the mur
uer. .nr. (turns i on nil a recoru oi a
telephone cull that was made from the
Times llulldlng to Hecker'a house with
in n few minutes after Rosenthal was
shot dead In front of the Hotel Metro-
Rose had said in lilt ronfesslon that
he culled up Lieut. Uecker Immediately
after tho murder and told Keeker that
the Job had been completed.
Still another Important success of tho
District Attorney was In obtaining from
William Shapiro, the chauffeur of Ro
senthal's murderers, an admission that
he bad lied when ho said he dropped
the murderers at Third avenue and
I'orty-nlnth street, after his gray car
hail distanced the police taxlcab.
Shapiro' swears now tliat ho took the
Pistol men to Harlem and left them at
the corner of Lenox avenue and l!Sth
One week ago last Monday night,
when Rose. In a confession that amazed
the city, said that he had bean Reck-
rr's collector fur a year before Keeker
ordered htm to have Rosenthal killed
,m l'-.mlt,i-U to supply the Dlsirlct At-
'" a iiioiuiiiion oi gamming
houses which had been blackmailed by
Uecker, with the names of gamblers
who knew that Becker had been get
ting the money, with the rates nt which
these gamblers had been assessed and
with as close an approximation as pos
sible of the amount of cash he himself
hud put Into Becker's hands.
Yesterday, in the West Side court
prison, where District Attorney Whit
man had a long talk with lilm, Rose
made good his promise.
When Mr. Whitman called Roe had
rendy n stutement which he had been
preparing for a week. It covered
thlrty-elsht closely written pages.
Rose writes a fair hand, eusily read.
But his peculiarity is on entire lack
of punctuation. Rose has no use what
ever for periods or commas. His sen
tences melt Into ench other in rather
a curious way. For the most part
his Hngllsh Is pretty good, although
now and then he slips Into the ver
nacular of gamblers, or Introduces a
picturesque phrase of slang. Ho seemed
rather proud of the product of his
experience and bruin und appeared to
be pleased when he had put the state
ment Into tho District Attorney's hands.
Going buck to tho start of things,
Rose tells the story of how he first
met Lieut. Becker nnd agreed to uct as
collector for Becker. Somewhat more
than a year ago lloso's gambling house
was raided by Becker's men. The raid
was a particularly brisk und business
like, affair. Rose's effects were consid
erably mussed up and his men were
roughly treated. Some of them were
taken to ttio Kssex Market court. Hav
ing had some experience with policemen
previously, when he hud been Herman
Itosunthal'H partner nnd when ho had
been spinning roulette wheels on his
own account, tho amiable Roso pro
tested to Becker as sharply as he knew
how. Meeting Becker that day In court
ho asked why he had got the worst
of II. Becker smlM, Rose says, and
replied thnt he had only acted under
order and that he Uad to do his duty
"They tell me you know a lot about
gamblers," snld Becker.
Rose told tho lieutenant that after ft
uood many yearn of deullng with tho
fraternity ho oimht to know 11 lot of
them. Becker, according to Rose, ssked
him then to bu a stool pigeon and to
sneak In and out of gambling houses
collecting evidence. Roso says he de
dined 11 stool pigeon's Job, and that
Becker then asked him If thero wasn't
some way they could work together,
Rose thought over tho situation and
finally told Becker Unit ho saw no rea
son why they could not make a deal,
and tho upshot of their ugreenrent wan
that Becker got Roso to make the
rounds of gambling houses collecting
1 monthly graft.
The rates, says Rose, varied according
i to tlie size of the game and the standing
i "f ""' Kamesters with tho police. From
tills man (Rose supplied the name) ho
collected JliSO a month. From Hint man
(I lose r,uc tlie iisnie) ho took 130(1 a
month. And on down I ho list nf kwti
bleis with whom Becker had dealt Roso
supplied the monthly rates of pajmeiu.
They ran In 'in V-" u month up to J.'Un.
At the Hum of his greatest activity
CoKflnucd on Fourth Pagt,
T. R. LEADS Df KANSAS.
Primary Polls l)Uplaerf Mats
Tnr-EKA. Kan., Aug. C Doflnlte returns
of tho primary election held In Kansas
to-day wilt not be known before to
morrow noon on State, Congress and
legislative tickets. Only a few scatter
ing returns from a dozen or tho 200
precincts of tho Statu have reported
and they show that the Roosevelt elec
tors aro leading the Taft ticket, and
they Indicate that Roosevelt will beat
Taft in Kansas by 23,000.
Gov, Stubbs Is leading Curtis for
United States Senator. Arthur Capper,
Republican, is nominated for Governor
over Frank J. Ryun, and It appears
that George P. Hodges has won the
Democratic nomination for Governor.
Scattering returns show that Con
gressmen Anthony nnd Campbell, regu
lars, will be nominated by small ma
jorities. Reports from Ellsworth and several
other counties say that tho Progres
sives tacked up and displayed William
Allen Whlte'H hand picked slate In tho
booths of tho polling places. This Is
a direct violation of Kansas election
laws, as nothing in tho way of cam
paign matter may bo displayed within
sixty feet of a polling place.
Ry direction of Attorney - General
Dawson to-day the County Attorneys
of counties where this violation was
reported were Instructed to tear down
tho list. While sent this lift to fi.000
people. Attorney-Gencrnl Dawson will
Investigate the matter, nnd It Is sug
gested that several Roosevelt leaders
may bo prosecuted for tho offence nnd
that It may have been so widespread
throughout thu counties as to Invali
date tho primary election.
WILSON 2 TO 1 FAVORITE.
Street Betting Shows
Weaker Than Hooarvelt.
netting on tho election, now that lite
Hull Mooso have cleared their paths for
action, is on in earnest, and from now,
It Is said by men who havo had consider
able to do with election betting in former
years, there ought to be activity in the
betting on the three cornered fight. Wall
Street betting has never been the big
thing it was bofore the State frowned
upon it. The number nnd tho size of the
bets that have appeared nhovn the surface
havo been very moderate affairs. Wall
Street has seen only a trifling amount
or real election or nomination wagering
this year up to now.
Wilson is a 3 to 1 favorite. A heavy
bet was recorded in the financial district,
yesterday on the Governor nt theso odds
against the field. Thcso odds have ruled
on Wilson for some time, having strength
ened In the Governor's favor from odds
of 10 to 7 and 10 to 0 to Uio present figures.
In New street thero U considerable Wil
son money ready, with $30,000 at odds
a trifle less favorable on Wilson than
3 to 1.
President Taft. rules last In tho betting
that lias so far been reported. Uitas ot
. . J . 7 -r that llnosnvelt
u mi u'". " " . .7.7; i !,.,.. '
will neat out iaii. nw m luuouitinrtivn
between tho odds that Wilson will beat
Taft and that Wilson will lieat Roosevelt,
tho strength of Wilson showing predom
iuutlnpily over either.
Though the betting that is looked for
now will not be anything like that of
former years, a fair umount of activity
RAGTImTbOOM FOR LONDON.
Hippodrome Manager, on Ills Way
Here, Sees New Kra Comlna.
Special Cable DnpaieK to Ta Srs.
Lonihin Aug. 6. On board tho Olym-
nln which sailed from Southampton to
day, wero Marc Klaw and several other
American theatrical managers who
have been searching Europe for attrac
tions. As nn offset to their etrorts mero
Is also on board a London manager who
is going to America with the avowed
intention of scouring that country for
attractions for Europe. This enterpris
ing Londoner Is A. P. Decourvllle. as
sistant managing director of the Lon
don Hippodrome. Ho will visit Chicago
and one or two other cities, but expects
to do most of hlsbuslneBS In New ork.
To Tub SfN's correspondent ho said:
"Thero Is nothing that Is good In
America thnt 1 won't take. I havo
been searching Europe for nttraqtlons
for the Hippodrome for next season nnd
feel that tho European Held has been
exhausted. 1 nm now turning to Amer
ica. 1 believe London Is on tho verge
of s great ragtime boom. Whatever
ragtime artists of merit have appeared
In London havo been successful, while
the orchestras In all the restaurants
And that tho most popular airs are
those In ragtime. So 1 am. going to
tulio up ragtime artists and music, for
I believe the venture will be a great
go over here.
"I also believe from what I have
heard that the American reviews, with
the snapplness they aro said to possess,
would be extremely suitable to London.
I shall look over some of these attrac
tions. In fact, anything that Is good,
no matter how big, 1 nm willing to
NIGHT FIRE ON BROADWAY.
Crowd Turns lint to Are Firemen at
Work on llnming Shoe store.
A Broadway crowd and tho guests of
the Hotel Marlborough watched a small
tire In thu W. L. Douglas shoo store
nt tho southwest corner of Thirty-sixth
street and Broadway a little ufter 11
o'clock last night.
Policeman Clayton Palmlter of the
Tenderloin station saw tho fire burning
In the show window on tho Thirty-sixth
street sldo of the storp and turned in
Thu firemen kept the blaro practically
to the window und Its contents, with a
loss of ubout $1,000.
WOMEN BUILD HIGHWAY.
llrrak Itnck and t'uluad Wagons
Wben Men Heftier.
1 .Kan i. Kan.. Aug, 6. Women wielded
stedKehammern to break rock for the
building of 'jOO feet of roadway here
I'ndaunteii by the refusal of men of
the town to luke up the work of build
ing the thorcushfjrri'. the women en
listed th aid of small boys,
A number of the women also put on
"Jumpers" and helped unload wugons
containing the road material.
112, by Ike Sun Printing and PublUMng XmocIoHo.
. SMALL NAVY MEN WIN !
DAY WITH NO QUORUM
poire Two tlattlcftliip Men to
Adjourn Without Rescind
ing Former Action.
AWAIT WILSON SPEECH
Underwood Advises Delay Until
the Candidate Talks nt
Washington, Aug. C. A unions sit
uation confronts the Democratic party
as a result of the success ot the "small
navy" men In preventing a quorum at
the caucus called for to-night nt the In
stance of the House leaders for the pur
pose of rescinding previous action
against additions to the battleship fleet.
Of tho 228 Democratic members of
the Houso only 88 responded when tho
roll was called. As n result the "cau
cus" adjourned without action.
Speaker Clark and Lender Under
wood made conciliatory speeches, but
Houso Democrnts generally admit that
the feeling between tho pro-battleship
mcmber.s und the "small navy" men Is
uglier than ever.
The Indications are that anti-navy
men will win the present tight unless
Gov. Woodrow Wilson, in his speech
accepting the nomination, favors addl
tlons to the navy. In bis speech to
night Representative L'nderwood said
"Let us nil read the speech of ac
ceplauce ot Gov. Wilson, then hold an
other caucus anil pass a resolution ap
proving the Incorporation In this year's
nuvnl bill of an amendment authorizing
tho construction of one dreadnought."
This .statement was wildly cheered.
It was taken to mean that Mr. Under
wood has knowledge that Gov. Wil
son will cast the weight of his influence
with the Democratic leaders who are
fighting for navy extensions.
Thrre were charges of bad faith fol
lowing the caucus to-night. In an
effort to smoke out many "small navy"
men who are lighting the battleship
programme under cover Representative
rlulzcr of New York nnd other Demo
crats who are lending the fight for tho
navy endeavored to effect an arrange
ment whereby the roll call at to-night's
session would be given to the public.
Representative. Burleson of Texas,
chairman of the caucus, who was
severely criticised for his failure to give
to tho public the roll call at the pre
vious caucus, absolutely refused to
moko known the names of those who
4f4ld to put In nn appearance to-night.
According to Mr. Sulzer nn under
standing was reached nt the session that
"u.l"u uc ,nlluo I,UD"C'
t- ii'ier Democrntlo caucus rule nil
record votes are entered In tho Journal
and the proceedings get publicity. Rep
resentative Humphrey of Mississippi
asked Chairman Burleson If the rule
was to bo observed In this Instance.
Chairman Burleson replied in Jhe
affirmative. At the conclusion of the
meeting Mr. Burleson refused to give
ucccss to the roll call.
Arrangements nro already under way
to hold another caucus on the subject
of navy extensions. It Is the general
understanding that the Houso Demo
crats will be assembled Immediately fol
lowing the publication of tho speech ot
Gov. Wilson accepting the Presidential
The "small navy" men have practi
cally abandoned hope of defeating a one
battleship resolution nnd the pro-navy
men concedo that ns things now stand
they will have to be content with one
Dreadnought. Sprnker Clark and Mr.
I nderwood will work to-morrow to
bring their followers Into line. They
think thnt when the next navy caucus
Is called to order A quorum will be
present nnd that a one battleship resolu
tlon will be passed.
500 EXCURSIONISTS SEARCHED.
Canadians Hoy Personal Effects In
1'. S. mill Are Stopped.
OtDENsm'RO, N. Y Aug. 6. Five hun
dred excursionists from Brockvllle,
Canada, enmo to Ogdensburg Inst night
to enjoy themselves. While here they
evidently bought dress goods, shoes, and
They were surprised on returning
homo to (Ind customs officials await
ing their arrival. Tho party was forced
to enter the freight sheds, where they
The seatch brought to light personal
effects of every kind. Mnny of theso
were conllscntod, nlthough In a few
cases tho smug?lers paid tho duty.
KEEPS UP M0NTICELL0 FIGHT.
Mr. I.lttlelon to Present Memorial
on .leflri'snn's Home.
WASiitNiiTox, Aug. 6. Mrs, Martin
W. Littleton to-day prepared a memo
rial to which uro appended the names
of Gov. Ilson. Mayor C.aynor, Mrs,
Adlal E. Stevenson and other men and
women nationality prominent for pros
ciitatlon to the House Commltteo on
She wants to get action nt this ses
sion on her plan to l:ae tho Govern
meiit buy Montlcollo, tho home of
Jefferson M. Levy, owner of Monti
cello, wants the matter delayed until
HEADS SUNDAY SCHOOL FLEET,
r,, 11, warren to lie Admiral of
Tour Ocean Liners,
Liimutr, lnd., Aug. b, E. K. Warren
tho Thrco oaks. Mich., manufacturer.
Iius been named as admiral of the
world's Sunday school convention fleet
of four ocean liners, which will corrv
tho delegates from the Ifnlted states
und Canada to the meeting nt Zurich
In July. 1313.
Mr. Warren stnled to-day that 2,000
delegates would take passage on tho
trip, for which ftviimers havo becu
HANDS sVttM'K CRRTirirAm
rtirncit ml in lolnl by t'orllr. Mary A cj
let.. o Jcbu &utet L'.utiiuUieU iti;,-4.
DIPHTHERIA FROM SPITBALL.
firrms Make Philadelphia Pitcher
III Donln Urges Disinfectant.
Piiiladeumiia, Aug. C. Manager
Dooin of the Philadelphia National
League baseball team declares tho "spit
ball" is responsible for the nttnek of
diphtheria .from which Pitcher Ad
Krennun Is suffering. On tho strength
of this assertion ho means to make ap
plication to President Lynch of the Na
tional Lcaguo for permission for his
pitchers to use a disinfectant on tho ball
when they aro opposing a spltball
According to Dooin every man who
played In last Wednesday's game
against the St. Louis team ran a risk
of being Infected with diphtheria germs.
Krennan was not well when he started
tho game, complaining of n slight sore
throat. Keforo tho game was half over
he was complaining that tho throat was
getting sorer every moment.
Physicians sny that should a spit
ball pitcher huve tuberculosis the en
tire leaguo might be affected. ,
ENGAGED? MISS SEARS LAUGHS.
Boston Cllrl Hetnrns From Newport
Driving Vanderhllt'a Car.
BEVEM.T FwtMS, Mass., Aug. 6. A
laugh was the only reply Miss Elronora
Sears made to n query as to her re
ported engagement to Harold S. Van-
dcrbtlt, who Is a guest at the Scars
summer place at Beverly Farms.
Miss Sears Is Just back from a trip
to Newport, where she and Mr. Van-
derbllt were so much In company that
tho story of their engagement waH rc
vlved. Site returned by motor with Mr.
Vnnderbllt nnd drove his biggest tour
ing car from Newport to Beverly.
Newport Is firm In Its belief that the
two are engaged and North Shore
circles are more than half convinced
that such n relationship exists.
DARR0W ATTORNEY IN JAIL.
Itlttrr Words Against Witness
Hrlngs Him In Contempt.
Los A:qeu!s, Aug. 6. Earl Rogers,
chief counsel for Clarence Darrow, was
fined 50 by Judge George H. Hutton
to-day for contempt of court. Refus
ing to pay. Rogers challenged tho court
to send him to Jail nnd was sentenced
to imprisonment until 9 o'clock to-morrow
Attorney Fred Spring obtained
Rogers's release on a writ of, habeas
corpus. The prosecution prouueen us-
car H. F. Mayer, formerly employed uy
Bert Franklin and many times referred
to In the testimony ns tho "mysterious
lttle brown man" who paid the bribe
money to Franklin.
It was Rogers's bitter characteriza
tion of Mayer as a perjurer that led to
his sentence for contempt.
TWO WOMEN AT SHORE GONE.
Clothing of Philadelphia Matrons
Pound at Atlantic Mtr.
Philadelphia, Aug. C. Mrs. Joseph
Fulton. Jr., 23 years old, and Mrs.
Thomas Cunningham, 24 years of age,
both of this city, have disappeared at
Atlantic City. Their clothes were found
In a bath house.
The life guards declare it would havo
been Impossible for two young women
Joseph Fulton. Jr., Identified the
clothing of his wife to-day and also
that of Mrs. Cunningham, who accom
panied Mrs. Fulton.
Mrs. Fulton leaves a three-year-old
baby, while Mrs. Cunningham had a
baby girl one year older.
TRANS00EAN FLIGHT TROPHY.
Pioneer American Suffragette Offers
Heirloom to the Arlator.
Sptcial Cable Dttpatch to Tin Sex.
Lomdon, Aug. 6. Mrs. Woodhull
Martin, formerly Victoria Woodhull
one of the pioneer women suffragists ot
America nnd now the widow of John
BIddulph Martin, the banker, has of
fered, through the Women's Aerial
League, a superb antique centrepiece to
the first aviator who crosses the ocean
to America. 1
The trophy Is one of the art treas
ures of Mrs. Mar-tip's beautiful old
home at Norton's Park Worcestershire.
Tho Norton Park homestead bus been
in the Martin family fur 300 years and
Is rilled with art treasures, antiques and
curios from all parts of the world.
H. J. HOWLAND'S DOG LOST.
He la a Hull Moose Fox Terrier and
Knows Col. Itnosrvrlt.
MoNTCLAtn N. J., Aug. 6. Chappie, n
Bull Moose fox terrier that Is owned by
Harold J. Rowland of the Outlook and
Is a friend and admirer of Col. Roose
velt, Is lost.
Mr. Howland doesn't believe thnt ho
lias stalled cross lots for Chicago, but
Is Inclined to think that tho dog is
sticking around Montclalr somewhere,
probably chasing from one bulletin
board to another for news of the con
vention. Small boys to-day distributed circu
lars all over the town offering $10 re
ward for the return of Chappie or $5
reward for any definite Information as
to whut has happened him.
SECOND VICTIM OF HIS AUTO.
Girl Killed by Car of Man Oat on
all for First Death.
Boston, Aug. 6. Roso Romaine, S
years old. of 973 Main street. North Wo
burn, was killed In front of her home
to-day by an automobile owned by
James H. Horsfnll, a Lowell contractor.
Horsfall was in the automobile whon tho
accident occurred. Ills chauffeur, In
yraham Merclcr, was arrested.
Horsfall on November 11, 1911, ran
down and killed Mrs. Ruth Klttrcdge,
74 years old, ut Wilmington. Ho
was sentenced to six months Im
prisonment. Ho took exceptions und Is
out on ball.
Ur Kdwin H I'rnuln, iihvxician to .Mrs.
lolin Jacob Amor, said at the Astnr home
Inst night that the It 1 1.1 which Is exiwcted
iiiluht not be horn until curly licit week.
He xiilil Mrs Astor's londltion hm fsior
m.M in fi.KVM.Asn and m:t ikk. .
Innt.vliaiiljt ItAUninl. Tlrkpt Mitil AlinlM V.
to mill It iiiHt irlurnlns III rmrh .SrH ,nk en
01 Icluic Au.Uit'.V. I'vutUlt'rtcLil.Ucut -wr.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Cheers of 15,000 in Coliseum
Drown the Music of
52 MINUTES OF NOISE
Delegates Parade With Ban
ners Women Lifted to
DELIVERS LONG SPEECH
Answers Questions and Gives
on the Negro.
THE NOMINATIONS TO-DAY
Col. Iloosevclt and Gov. John
son Will Make Their Speeches
of Acceptance at Once.
Ex-Presldcnt Roosevelt mada his big
speech of 21,000 words, his confession of
faith, as ho termed It, on the vital ques
tions beforo on assemblage of nearly
15,000 persons in the Chicago Coliseum.
Just as the 2,000 delegates to the Na
tional Progressive party convention and
the Roosevelt partisan spectators waited
for their leader's eppearanco really to
cut loose and show how much noise
they could make nnd how many ways
there aro of demonstrating enthusiasm,
so the committee- on resolutions was
forced to wait until the speech had been
delivered and digested before actually
drafting the party platform. The com
mltteo went Into session at 11 P. M.,
expecting many hours of wo-k.
.Col. Roosevelt delivered a supplemen
tary speech upon what ho believes
should be the attitude of tho new party
toward the negro. Ho reaffirmed and
elaborated the Ideas previously set forth
In his letter to Julian Harris ' Georgia.
At to-day's session of the convention
Col. Roosevelt will be nominated for
the Presidency by acclamation and will
again address tho delegates. His speech
of acceptance Immediately will prevent
any delay In tho campaign, which he Is
eager to begin at once.
Gov. Hiram Johnson of California Is
expected to be tho Vlce-Prcsldentlal
Judgo Ben B. Llndsey of Colorado ex
pressed n disinclination to becomo per
manent chairman of the convention and
ex-Senator Beverldgo will wield the
gavel until tlnnl adjournment to-night.
Tho Now York delegation In State
coaventlon mndo Georgo W. Tcrkins
The Pennsylvania delegation, headed
by William Fllnn, had a conference
with Col Roosevelt and decided on sepa
rate Progressive party tickets In their
State nnd no Joint ticket on Presiden
CHEERED FOR 52 MINUTES.
Great scene of KntaaaUam as noosa
velt Appears to Sneak.
Ciiicauo, Aug. 6. The National Pro
gressive party greeted to-day in the
second session of Its convention In the
Coliseum tho man who is to be Its first
candidate for the Presidency, cx-Prcsl-dent
Roosevelt. While tho nomination
will not be made until to-morrow, the
Colonel uppourod to make what he has
described for the last several weeks as
his confession of fulth.
This act wus tin innovation In tho an
nnls of American politics. Hut this con
vention is Roosevelt, nnd Roosevelt Is
the convention. Therefore, ho was ut
terly sure ot his audience and a vast
ono it was, a total ot 15,000 souls.
Tho convention proper was mado up
of about 2,000 delegates and alternates
nnd their friends from every State and
Territory. Tho remainder of the gigan
tic assemblage comprised personal fol
lowers of Roosevelt In many States and
adherents of the Progressive cause as
Illustrated and Illuminated by Roose
velt und the men who surround him
and who have brought about the for
mation of tho now party.
It was a great assemblage of en
thusiasts. It is safe tn say that the
vast majority had been Republican. Yet
on nil sldcB wero Democrats and Inde
pendents. Ail represented a concrete
muss ot voters and would bo voters who
uro opposed to tho two old parties.
Convention Hall Jammed.
The Coliseum waa packed und
Jammed to uttermost capacity. Ycster
duy the scenes were lively enough to
fit tlie notions of almost any man or
woman In tho Roosevelt camp, but thu
nudtenco wub no, so largo. To-duy It
was known that Roosevelt wus to ap
pear nnd lay down tho tenets for thu
new party. A crushing audience was thu
These people make nn Idol, n Joshua,
11 Moses, a Washington, a Jackson and
11 Lincoln of Roosevelt. Ho Is the per
sonltlcntlon of all tho virtues of past
and gono American statesmen. H.
representH to thcso eople their Ideal
of government. They believe that ho
Is tho one man In tho country lo-day
who inn turn theso ideals Into pnatlcul
operation and established fuels.
Few, ery few, In ail the thmuniU
linvfll'' ''" '",,M Interesting imtosIiui h
lleve that Roosevelt can bo! elected
ITeslrieiil. but they do Wllcvri (Irmly,
that even HioukIi defeated In the com
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