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THE SUN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1WK
Florotuo IJonton of Greenwich
Tells StraiiirP Slory of
50V r.UMJIES KEVOLVEK
Ono Yoiiiis Mnn Laughs n( (ho
Tlimits, liul Also (Jops
flsrivit int. Conn., Oct. 1. A xtranso
I, jjpryrnmi' nut to-day through the iippli-
fltjon r .Mrs iirnry milium mm permit
(or her (l.iuRhUT, Kloronre. to cnrry n
revolver I r.o . Houton rnid that her
(ijupht'T h life was in danger. The per
mit WHe lllo.
Inquiry brought thr ttntomont thnt MIm
Smiinn. n pretty l)nmeltt of in, was set
unon (or;il dnyn ago, nnd whllo ono
n.,n held her. another took u razor nnd
rut e in tlte end of each of her fingers
en the left iintul. nuct men cut a ueep
in the hktn of her left nrm.
She wns painfully injured, but made no
crmr'n'11' to tno l)0"ce nna her mother
had let n fvorn by her to secrecy bp.
caue of Iit deflre to lteep her namo
cut ef the papers.
Mis Houton was seen nt hr home on
ruble street near the estate' of Dr. Jncper
f f.ot'!ii"ld and Ernest Thompson
Stin of New York. Hho showed the
ffaron liertlncer tlpsatid the "M'onhor
aim Mips Houton tald:
1 fho-i'ri know t lie men who attacked me
Cir .v tun nnd about 30 enn of nee.
, jk, nr who. wa sliotl nnrl a tritle
i unser note a mustache. 'I hey wero
ere ed well
1 h.ie been bothered since intuit with
letter Mimrtlme mailed In New Vork nnd
ffn pt'i!pW Port 1 liester. which hne lieen
( 1 of iiiiiliv liifii I piid no attention
t ttm ,it : r.t. Lilt when I ot a letter two
urc ao inutin me to come to Poll
r"." a certain hour In the evening
crt ,' Me writer. I told Carlo Sorentlne,
md .mother man .iccompmled me to
fir' he.t.'r I stood on the muare for
ari" a urt'.e niv mono wnueti on a nenrov
rr.tr l!ut th writer of the letter did not
f -ir I atterw.iril aot a letter from
I'm su-in; t'nt he did not epeak to me
t . hnnv I nrlo '
l . f have been of all sort' One
hn.- i dlHirvn of the Interior of my home,
ano "r s'ioaoI a piet ire of a stiletto In
ihl'HinirS' irt. I would find letters tied
en ' " front door knob at nlht Mr.
.'w'tne enllle. whleh etava around my
M-.o would b. railed Into the ro.nl and
,t. "" for me would be tied around hi neek
1 note told me to break with Carlo
tr I ' ould be hilled
I e 1 1 no I who was writing them.
Or, i,i rr ntinnren'lv w a written with
I in t 1 1 of Ink bee.vw It faded so.
T wve,. nro I wai aiwted bv a man
.no road who iniM-i'd tint h" n iroltu;
.. ie hint,- lh' dnj attacked him
. i ' lu tlr-1 a revolvi r a' It 1 went to
tr" lion"'' an I pot a revolver and flred a
rk out of i,'j window nt the man.
!' next iiav I ot a letter savins that 1
e " 'ell Carlo to leave Iowa at once or be
in r l-red I told him and h laimheil but
' . ,w I me a revoler nnd said that he
i e- r adv to pro'eet hlai'1lf.
! t 1 hur.-elay I n rettirnlmr horns
r. r - Iom wlicn two men came upon me.
") i!"i!.!i.d inv arm from behind while
ti. o'ner took a r.vnr and cut deep Into
tn- m-U of mv five flneer. I diJ not
i i ni 1 wo. it I not clve ihem that satis.
'i b-i my tlncers hie i terribly. 'I he
i al t fci!'' till tlu cuttlnir lie then
i i" M ' in my ami saline that thnt
i-ri : r tn ir.ler an 1 added. Now, co
V i h.i" to our friend." The bic fellow
t' i e .-. wPh ;h- raor to out my
t' ' . 1 Mar '.I bini to do It arid he laushed.
, ,.ie . tliev r.le.Ted me I attacked
t' ' v Vi ual the r.ior the bet 1 eoiild
. ie I ,i . h ne It, 1 wasVo uni;ry. They
' 'e , i I ono of th men offered
' i er !ipf lo tie up my bleedlnc
. . ' oarrv t o revolver hereafter
' the ' r-t ma-i who lays hands
: I .rn a sk'I shot, too. I'm
M'lifl 'ii Mr Sorentlne but I don't
i. o.leT people interfere in
1 ne i id not seem much wroucht
r in- , lent, but ho showed a
i r-'"ir and produced some of
. wii 'i .Mis liouton had re-
t " .
r:Tr.CYsr. deals hits barge,
!.", I'oiit I'linel lire on Wny to
N iirl, TIiunieiM rm,
' : . . '1. The torpedo
.- It. T", with a hole tlf
. an 1 cMrndlnc elsht feet
i '::;. was towed Into the
n r v vard this inornlnK
' : im1:1.:! late last nlfrht
i . .ire, nT Ni ivt'HHlto, Del.,
" I i .il lmr(,'i'.
piiseme nf mind of I.'.out.
n vIiarKc of the Henle, In
ie watertight toinpartments
. M'lled the destroyer fr.im
v . li her crev.' f, elKht m-n.
.- to the crew of the Ilrale,
was anchored directly
'le of the channel without
n the irnsh came Lieut,
thrown to the Hour of his
S n put the enslnes out of
id a wlreles.s to the navy
a tus to tow tho Injured
The ltenlo was on her
In the naval nuimcu
V.,rk. .:..i.iry will fix the rospon-
HAD VCHAH BADLY BRUISED.
'"v i 1 li.' i:. mi lli slums Itesiilts
t ' 'iiMser made nn Inveslltra
' nut the dei.lh of Mrs. ( ora
: i'1'l, ' ho V a fill ml dead
'.- ri.lier room nt :ii7 West
' l. 'nit She bad apiinnntly
.i'imi. Inr Iheie were brllUes
1 d ll i'liv of them old one.
i i ' iheie was a lively party
i 1 - i Mill and I he i nioiiiT loiiiid
i 1 in , ii.m ol :iit Went l orty-
. I i I l.eiii one of those w ho
' t'.ithi'nii','. Murphy was
. ' .il uii.ck nnd committed
ni Iii'iiMitmn. Two other
v ' i 0ii hunted.
. i '. in i i. Mri.. ( ora Wnl
ni', John U niters, an eii.'.'l-
," , M'venii en veals ai.'o. ."She
1 ' -ter I'll., w hem two hrothi'i
' . r hie
' " r the marrlaiie hho eloped
""Hi and Walleis got a ill-
o hililieu of 'lint i niiple,
d III iir ul 'il:e, wi le given
hi Hii'ii lather .She wi nl
, .is Insi here h montliH ao,
(.,,. sli" w is briilnd nhniit thn
ui,,, , ,r,lil her aoiut that he bmi been
VIEWS OF THE WESTPORT WRECK, WHERE
WHO'S TO BLAME FOR
WRECK THAT KILLED 7?
Continued from First rage.
drc.1 yards cast of tho crossover where
the wreck occured, was a "home sig
nal." also set at "dancer" nccordlnc to
CSnrdnu. A "dwarf signal" Just nt the
crossover was set to show that the
crussowr switch was properly set
for the enqlnecr to "take It," but, said
Ciordon, the danger slKnals to the east
meant that he should have slowed
down. He said he tried to warn th"
encinerr, but the train was going from
fifty t' ilxty miles an. hour, nnd Clark
diu't try to slacken until ho took tho
"I know he tried to slack then," he
said, "because the steam exhaust
slower and black smoke bcyan to pour
out of the stuck."
Cordon said further that It Is "not un
usual" for engineers to "take" the cross
over on this straight stretch of track
at fifty miles an hour.
.John Allen, a bridge tender, said he
believed the express had passed nt the
rate of about fifty miles nn hour.
Coroner I'hclan to-day will examine
the seven men who were working under
Gordon nnd other eyewitnesses. To
day's examination will he at the scenes
of the catastrophe nnd the subsequent
hearings will be held nt Urldgeport.
Henry Gardner of 112 High street.
New Haven, a fireman on the "work
train" thnt brought the men to clear
the wreckage yesterday, said that he
had worked as fireman for Clark for
eight months and thnt if Clark "took"
the crossing nt CO 'or CO miles nn hour
It was only because he feared punish
ment If he did not get to New Vork on
time with his train.
"I quit railroading to-night," said
I). C. Klwell, engineer of the Public
I'tllltlrs Commission of Connecticut, be
gan an Investigation of his own yester
day around the scene of the wreck.
!-iijs lie iKnoreil SlitHnls In CliecL
Speeil tn I .' utiles
Xi-.w n.wr.s-. Conn, Oct. 4-The New
Haven road oflicial iHied th" following
i-tati'inent this aflernoon ifgarditiR the
wreck at WcMport:
"The crossover nt Westport from track
1 to trae'e 3 is jirotected by a homo and
distant signal. The homo signal sii;nifW
slop. Tliodi.-tant sigiml siitniliei. caution
An engineer cm seeing tho dNant or
caution signal ngainn him is expected
to risiuce speed and approach th" home
siKtial prepared to stop at the home signal
"111 this case, where the train is ex
lieeted to go irorn track 1 to track 3, there
is n small dwarf or pot signal at tho cross
over, which in cleat position signifies to
tho engineer that ho need not stop nt tho
homo sigiiai, but is to lako tho crossover
nt tho speed of lifteen miles per hour or
"In this pnrticular enso tho homo and
distant signal wero sot against tho train.
The not siirnnl. in proceed position, sig-
iiiIIimI that tho train was to take the cross
omt at tlio speed of lllteen miles per hour
"'Hid first section went tho crossover
under the rule; the other section ignored
boili signal, the homo and distant.
"Wo ha v at tho present writing no
way of knowing why tho engineer ignored
these two signals We know that tho
signals mid track wero in good working
SAY ROAD IGNORED RULING.
Interstate CoiiiiiiIhnIoii I'rniiilM'ii tn
Tn Up Severp Aellnn,
Wahihnoton, Oct. i. - Tho wreck at
Westport, Conn , on the Now Vork, New
Haven and Hartford Itallroud, has aroused
the members of tho Interstate Cominereo
Commisulon and severe action m.iy bo
Tho charge is made, at thu commission
that if tho reports thnt have reached
it nro truo true tho railroad is guilty
of ',irolessiiens. The railroad is further
charged with ignoring recommendations
made by tin commission following tho
wreck lit llridgeporl just about a year
ago, In which many lives wero lost
Commissioner Met hord went lo West
iiort tii-d.iy to conduct an investigation,
lie is authori.isl to administer oaths and
obtain sworn testimony and before Inav
iug Im said Cut lie would conduct his
iliwstlgntinii independent of all others
"This wreck i particularly appalling
in view of thn fact that a roiiipllniioo
with our reooriimeinlatioiis following
the identical wreck on tho same road
a vear ago or so would havu prevented
it,'" said .Mr. .Met hord. Tim commission
urged a siued of lifteen miles at cioss-
According tn information hero tho
train was behind time and the engineer
under implied instructions wan trying
to iiinkn It up, '
C4nunl)ioucr MoCbord has detailed
several safety nppli'inco insjwetors to
assist him in making the investigation,
two of whom participated in the inve-t.-gallon
of the wreck at llridceport. The
railroad comany lias been requested to
leave the wreckage as it is as far an pos
sible. GNU GORES KEEPER SNYDER.
t Zoo .rrlwil Sends Anlmnl Ki
lter tn Hospital.
Hill Snyder, for many years head
keeper nnd recently made director
of the Central 1'ark menngerie. was
badly Injured yesterday by a gnu
he was trying to transfer from one cage
to another. A zebra, who had Just
Joined the menagerie, was the cause of
There was no place to put the new
arrival, nnd somelwdy suggested oust
ing the gnu and giving the zebra Its
quarters. Snyder and his assistant, Phil
Holmes, entered the cnge with ropes
nnd n muzzle to carry out tho sugges
tion. The gnu charged them, and 8nydr
who was In the lead, was thrown
ngnlnst the side of tho cage and nearly
knocked unconscious. Meanwhile tho
gnu was getting ready for another rush.
Other keepers heard the commotion and
drove the animal into a corner of the
cage while Snyder was removed.
A doctor found that Snyder had n
gnsh In his right thigh ten Inches long.
He was taken to the Presbyterian Hos
pital. MUST FURNISH SANITARY CUPS.
Jersey Supreme Cnurt Sn Prnvlil
Inu Writer Isn't Knnnsli.
TnE.VTo.v, Oct. 1. Tho rights of rail
roads, as well as their obligations to the
travelling and general public, iwe in
volvetl in three decisions handed down
by the Supremo Court to-day In ono
case, involving the Krie, licka wanna,
Siisipiehiiiina and New Jersey and New
Vork railroad, tho court affirms an
Older of the lloaid of Public Ptllity Com
missioners eoni'lling nil railroad. fur
nishing their jiittrons with water to pro
vide sanitary or individual utensils from
which to drink it.
Following tho passage of a law last
year prohibiting the use of common
drinking cups in public places a number
of railroads removed the glasses from
their trains, leaving it to the inssengers
to provide their own drinking utensils,
Loses Jen el ry In Hotel.
liosTON, Oct. i. frs. Frederick C.
Sharon of Kansas City, a guest nt the
Hotel Vendome, reported to-night the
theft of Jewelry valued at CKno from
her room. The robbery occuried while
Mrs. Sharon was nt dinner.
Fuprrmo Court JuMlce Ouy ret nstiti
j'i sti rilny ni. Inmltquiit a vrrillct for 13,(00
returned by Jury In n milt nf Jennie
Knglhll aRolnnt llrnlnmln I.. M Ilntia uml
Louis p 1 totn rl s n iriiprletor nf the Mur
ray IIIII Hon I for Inlurlta sutfcrril In mi
rlpMitnr iiri blent. Sho asked 130,000
Nnrman T. Ilalley, for many yeora with
Urn Pliihertnn Niitlntinl Deteitlie Aftenry.
haa I'lniieit his reliitliina with that concern
i horonie a iiiemher of tha ataff of the
William .1. lliirns National Ueteeiho
Anrnry. When lie wna with Ihe l'lnkerinna
hn hud rhnrfce for n roiiHliterHbte pirloil
of Ihe criminal department a aurreapnr
nf (leorRn S Dougherty, who heroine
.Second Deputy 1'ollre I'omml. .Inner. For
eeirnl ear .Mr. Halley luokril Bfter
the iletectlM. work of Uip Anierlenn Bank
ers AHuot'lutloti, which la now taken cure
uf dy the Ilurna u eericy.
.Supreme Court Juatlco Illiinrhard yeater-
il:ii' illrelil I'lillci, CnmmlH.lnnwr l'.,t.l..
' In relnatote Kreilerlcli C. HntT inin, tiatroP
1 man, who una Olamlaaeil n eir iiku on
I the (.-round lhat while nrllne a cnllecior
In 111" Tmnly.llrat Precinct fur the Mutuul
i pinlii tin Aapiu lallnn of ihe police De
partment, he fulleil to turn In his nlUr
1 Hons rrnmptly- lloffman iippe.iiiTi to
.Mu)or (iuynor ami Ihe miller wna re
feirnl to I'oiirih Deputy I'omiiilimliiiii.r nil
1 Ion. who recommended th.il tlnlTmiiii i re.
Ilil.lllteil Coinilllnnlrr Wnlipi reftim-il to
ri'limiiiii. Iilin on the crouml of luck of
ii il I lull It y .
A fire ul 201 Front aireei. near finer
I aireei Khnrily after 7 o'clnrk Ut nlKht
illil uhout ;i,000 it.im.iHe lo the pip, r aim li
of A. Klzzn Ai Son. Tile hlH7.e una iniihiiiil
tn Hit fourth floor. In which II Iick.iii lli..ny
I t.lack unnke ilrlftlnir mer the llinoltltn
I'llilH1 niil.l.lLil i v.wn.i.
The hoily of a man uhout fn i,.ar old
wna found floating In tho Nnrih Kiver off
101th alreet yealerrtay afternoon A hanil
kerchief In one of tho poikita bora the
Inlttula II 1 The body tua Wa la the
water about two day.
TO THE BUSINESS MEN
Why Kxchanpp Prosperity, Hp
Sny;, for a IlitltUnl. Shot
I'RfiES TAFT'S IiEKIECTTOX
Compares Prosperity Tudor Har
rison to Dismal Outlook
riiiLADELriiiA. Oct. 4. John W'ana
maker to-day Issued a statement ad
dressed to "the merchants and business
men of the L'nlted States," In which
he urges the reelection of President
Tnft. In part his statement follows:
Nothing under henven can stop the
hnvoc of desperate fighters but a cemtl-mnt-wldo
rally of the Republican party
able nnd willing to build In the proper
wny and proper time on Its old stanch
timbers ns much progresslvencss as Is
safe for the country.
The sltuntlon narrows down to this :
1. Taft and the top wave of prosperity
I. Destruction to Industries.
3. Th whirligig administration of an
unbalanced 1'rfshlint In a "star spangled
robe with nrch-nngellc wings."
Why txchnnge humanly speaking pres
ent prosperity politically nssurefl for a
riddled, shot through tariff and the fan-
' tartlc, un-American projects of '.ho
; launchers of a new party?
I Let us rouse ourselves to keep our Ile-
ptiblican friends together nnd by deter
mined efforts scatter our enemies to the
No now government ought to lie per
mitted to ihrck exlrtlng prosperity or to
begin new policies thnt jeopardize the
Larger, far larger than either of the
men before tho country for the Presidency
Is the ono condition on which tho good
times of the next four years must rest.
If we are ready to sacrifice the next
four years of prosperity wo can shut our
eyes and jump In nny direction we choose,
but In my opinion were the phenomenal
crops twice ns large It would make no
difference except this particular year when
thn crops have partially failed on the
other Bide of the sea, With n new tailff
such as Is proposed to euro part of the
trouhlo of high prices tho railroad com
panies will not want more rolling stock to
haul the grain and corn, for thn common
or plain people will bo out of work and
have no money to buy with.
Mr. Wnnamaker devotes tho re
mainder of his article to n discussion
of tho tariff, in which he drnws ex
amples of the hard times whlcji existed
under previous Democratic ndmlnlstrn
tlons. He tells of Industrial prosperity
under Harrison In 1S92 and tho dismal
outlook In 1893 when Cleveland was
President, Ho draws on llradstreet'i
for support. Ho then shows how under
McKlnley national prosperity and con
fidence ngnln appeared. He blames
Democratic administration and freo
trndo ngitatlon for tho starvation nnd
unemployment of 1894. He ends his
statement with an appeal In which ho
"Do American farmers, worklngmcn,
manufacturers and merchants desire
a return to tho Cleveland condition?
If so the way Is open by the election
of n free trado President and n freo
PROGRESSIVES FILE TICKET.
Seeretnrr of Ntnlp tirta Trillion
Slmieil by 7,0(10 Voters.
AbltANV, Oct. 4. There was filed with
the Secretary of Stnto to-day a petition
placing in nomination candidates fin- this
Slate for thu Niillonal Progressive party.
Tho petition contained over 7,f names,
wjillo under thu low but il .rem, or fifty in
each of tho slxty-bnocounties.aroneces-
Kverv county In the State is represented
by at least loo signers. Kach nuroo is
written ca a scjrcto ehssi to pravtsi
VERBECK NOW CHIEF OF STAFF.
tiov. nis rsivp Adlntnnt-CJenernl
the I'pper Hand In Knnrd.
Albany, Oct. 4. Oov. Dix (o-dny
issued nn Kxecutlvu order through
Adjt.-Gcn. Verbeck creating n Chief of
SthlT of the military forces of tho State,
whoso duties nro to bo discharged by tho
Adjutant-General. At tho same time
it was announced from tho Adjutont
Oenetars oftlco thnt Lieut. -Col. C. S.
Simmons had withdrawn his resigna
tion as nn assistnnt Adjutant -General
at a salary of $3,ono. Col. Simmons re
cently announced that ho hnd accepted
a position as Adjutant -General on the
staff r,f Major-Gen. John F. O'Ryon
at a salary of J3,eoo, with on ofllco In New
Adlt.-Gcn. Verbeok Insisted to-dav
that there was no politics in this move
on the par ot imv. uix tuiu tnat it nan
no relation to the controversy between
himself and Major-Gen. O'Kynii. It
was not denied, however, that there has
I been a conflict of authority in administer
ing tho affairs of tho National Guard
Is'twcfii Adjt. -Gen. Verbeck nnd Major-
Gen. G'Hyan, and tho order issued
to-dav certainly gives the Adjutant-
Gencnil the upper hand in guard nffnirs
nnd, in the language of Gen. Verbeck's
friends, "puts Aiajor-ucn. uityan in
A statement regarding Ihe Governor's
order, issued from tho Adjutant-General's
olllce. says 'that this order ts in conform
ity to the policy which has been adopted
by Gen. orbeck sinco he has been in
office. It conforms to the usage of the
United States atmy. The Chief of Staff
will net as the military adviser of the
Governor and will keep nuu mrormed
on all military matters relating to the
U. S. ULTIMATUM TO REBELS.
Admiral Southerland Order Xlcara-
Kuan InanrRpnta to KvaenatP.
Washington, Oct. 4. Because the
position of the rebels at Masaya men
nces the communications opened by
thn American murines In Nicaragua
nnd Is depriving the Inhabitants of the
city of the necessaries of life. Rear Ad
miral Southerland r-is demanded that
they evacuate tho fortifications held by
According to despatches received here
to-day. Gen. Zcledon, commanding the
rebels, was given until S o'clock yestor-
day morning to comply with this de
mand. No report has yet been received
as to whether he has done so or not.
Admiral Southcrlnnd hns 900 marines
with which to enforce his demands If
teslstance is offered.
Gen. Zeledon hns SOO men occupying
the fortifications, known ns the Pnr
ranca. Just outside of Masaya. Tho
liarrancn Is on one of two hills be
tween which tho railroad from Managua
tn Granada passes. As Zelcdon nlso
holds the other hill, opposite tho Uar
rnncn, Admiral Southerland regards him
as n menace to communications. Tho
Inhabitants of Masaya have been ro
duced to the verge of starvation, nnJ
appeals havo been received at tho Amor,
lean Legation nt Managua for relief.
MARINES IN SANTO DOMINGO.
Transport Prairie Itenchrs Scene of
WAsni.vaTO.v, Oct. 4. The naval trans
port Prairie, with Special Commis
sioners Brlg.-Gen. Frank Mclntyre and
V. T. 8. Doyle of the State Department
on board, nas arrived at Santo Domingo
ilty, Dominican Republic News of tho
arrival of tho Prairie, which haa been
expected for several days, reached tho
State Department to-day by way of
Bogota, Colombia. Tho rebels in the
northern part of tho republio lmvn cut
the cable wires, so that there is no direct
communication with tho capital except
by way of South America,
'Die despatch received to-day did not
.state whether or not tho marines on board
Kho Prnlr'.e had been put ashore. It !s
presumed that they hnve not been landed.
All is quiet in tho city, according to the
Gen, Mclntyre and Mr. Doyle, who la
rhlef of tho Latin American division of
the Department of State, were sent to
the Dominican Hepuhlio us special com
missioners to adjust thn situation there.
Hebels operating in the north have caused
tho closing of custom houses on the
Haytian border and tho chief purposo of
inn commissioners is to reesiao isu inese.
Thu participation in the Dominican
revolution by llaytlnns complicates the
situation, as does also the boundary dis
pute between Hayti and tho Dominican
SHORT CRY GETS HER ONLY $500,
Judge IVnrs (llrl'a 'IVnra Mlicht Af
feet Juror In Malt,
Pjm.APEM'itiA, Oct. 4. Hut for the fact
thnt Judge Stnples made Miss Irene
Koester slop shedding touching team
sho might have got more than $500 from
thn Jury In her suit for breach of
promise agnlnst Clarence H, Hrown.
"Stop her crying, for heaven's sake,"
said Hrown's lawyer, "There Is n rule
In this cnurt ngnlnst crying,"
"Madam," remarked Judge Staples,
"you will control your cmotlo
She left the court room
Donics Thnt Ho Snid Moose
Candidate Would lie
a Fa i! lire.
WOKKEHS HEAR SPEAKER
Mrs. Straus Joins Husband in
March Itcliind tho
Olovf.rsville, Oct. 4. Oscar S. Straus
received to-day n telegram from William
Barnes, Jr., asking him to rotract certain
statements which Mr. Straus tnado at
Albany last night regarding. Mr. Ilarnes's
attitude toward hU candidacy. Mr.
Straus began his speech bnforo 1,700 peo
ple gathered in Darling Theatre hero to
night by reading tho telegram, which
ran eyi follows:
it Is reported In New York papers this
morning that you opened jour speech nt
Albany Inst night by putting words Into my
mouth which I nover uttered. It Is not my
habit to make prophecies or discuss matters
about which I have no" knowledge. If you
are correctly quoted, 1 nsk you to retract
the statement which you mndo at Albany
Mr. Straus said at Albany last night:
"Mr. Barnes says that If lam elected Gov
ernor I will make a failure.
Voll, lam bo in the habit of tellingtho
truth that 1 havo nothing to retract,"
declared tho Progressive candidate to
night, after ho bad finished reading tho
telegram to hia audience. "Mr. Harnco
had better go to tho newspapers, some of
which he controls, or nro controlled
for him, and get them to reviso his inter
view, and If ho now feels sure that I will
be elected, why, I give him tho liberty of
Tho campaigning party arrived nt
Schenectady from Albany nt noon and
moiorea out to tno worKs ot tno iienerni
Kleetric Comnnnv. where 1.7no workmen
were waiting for Mr. Straus. The candi
date spoke from n raised platform in tho
open ntr ana aiscussed the innor planus
of tho Progressive platform. Ho spoko
again to several hundred people in Inde
pendence I'arK nt the centre of tno town.
Senator Frederick Davonport, Pro
gressive candidate for Lieutenant-Governor,
who followed Mr. Straus, got some
loud nppiause wnen ne declared mat ne
believed nianv of thoneo'ilein Schenectady
are socialists just because they resent
the domination or lwrnes and .Murphy.
The sound of burst ing bombs greet ed Mr.
Straus at Cobleskill, tho homo of Port
land cement. Hero again the enndidato
and his wife marched behind thn linnd
to tho porch of tho Hotel August in, from
which Mr. Straus addressed the crowd
that had followed him from the station.
The town is known in this section as a
stronghold of Democracy, nnd th enndi
dato nppeored greatly flattered when
severs: men torn mm mat. alter voting
tho Democratic ticket all their lives
thev had now decided to voto for him.
Mr. Straus talked to 1,501 citizens of I
Gloversville in Darling Theatre about the
two riviil Sllliernntnrial nninin..s. First
LU .,. ,!,.. 1
tmnuiiiia) uiti irui ci n I iiuiv kill, tinvi i " w
nominees wero his very good friends ho
If Mr. Sulier Is opposed to Murphy and
Tammany Hall, wait and see If ho will
break with Tammany Hall and Murphy
In case he Is elected. Watch Mr. Hedges
and see If he will break with the Re
publican mnchlne In case he is elected.
Even If they do It will not bi a con
clusive argument that cither will escape
the domination of the bo;.ses. If they
don't break do you believe that what they
are afraid to do during the campaign,
they will be much less afraid to do after
tVe Progressives stand for new laws to
get rid of the laws concocted, framed and
amended for the benefit of tho bosses.
The bossrldden parties arc sntlsfled with
the laws as tr.ey stand. They have taken
some of our Progressive labels and would
fill their bottles with progressive contents.
Murphy took caro not to remove the
bridle at that "open convention" until
he had put around the convention a fence
o that the candidate should not stray
Into the Progressive camp.
The Progressive candidate motored
over to Johnstown, the seat of this county
of Fulton, to speak in tho opera house
to 1,600 people.
The towns to be visited by Mr. Straus
to-morrow, the last day of the week's
campaign, nro KingMon, Catskill, Sum
mitville. Middletown. Cornwall and New
hurgh. The special will arrive at tho West
Shor terminal in Weehawken around 5
o'clock Sunday morning.
The candidate will go nt onco to his
homo at 5 West Soventy-slxth street.
New York city, for the day nnd nleht and
will leave from tho Ontario and Western
terminal at Weehawken early Monday
morning for another week's trip through
the southwestern part of tho State.
FRESHIES LOSE FLAG RUSH.
Culiimbln Sophomores Defend Ilm
blem and Celelirnte Victory,
In one of the hardest scraps that
Columbia has seen In years, the sopho
mores beat back thn freshmen in the
flag rush on South Field yesterday
afternoon, nnd kept them from earn
ing the right to smoko pipes and carry
canes on the campus. After tho battlo
wns over Mornlngslde Heights hnd a
wild night for the celebrating sopho
mores kept things going until well on to
Tho fight was staged around a pole
In tho middle of the field. Tho sopho
mores grouped themselves around tho
polo with locked arms, nnd with their
ting flying on tho topmost point, nwait
ed tho onslaught of tho freshmen.
Two hundred freshmen charged the
sophs with a rush that nlmost took them
off their feet. After withstanding the
llrst nttnek, however, the sophomores
wero moro than ablo to tako caro of
In tho second halt tho freshmen
opened with a rush and had hrflf a dozen
men hanging onto the lowermost
crossbars of the pole In tho first minute
or two, but they wero dragged down
beforo they reached tho flag.
FIGHTS FOR ALIMONY CUT.
Cnpt, Rmrrion Tlilnka Former Wife,
Now Mrs. Iliialior, Doesn't N'ppil 11,
Baltimour, Oct. 4. Concluding argil
menta over the demurrer filed by tho
attorneys of Mrs. C. Hazeltiuo Baslior
to the petition of her former husband,
Cnpt. Isnac K. Kmcrson, to bo released
from tho decree requiring him to pay
her alimony of $28,800 a year were mndo
to-day before Judge Bond In the Cir
Counsel for Cnpt. Kmcrson contend
thnt as the former Mrs. Kmcrson had
remarried sho was not dependent on
thu nllmony nnd thnt the Captain wns
entitled to n revision downward. Tho
separation agreement ended with per
sonal covennnt by Cnpt. Kmerson thnt
tho nllmony should be paid to Mrs.
Kmerson after his death In caso sho
survived him. There was no mention
of the contingency of rcmarrUg.
Decision was reserved.
CHANGES HER DRESS IN COURT.
Woman I'ntu On Nptt Garment for
JuiIrp In Decide on Ila Fit.
For a short while yesterday moraine
tho Morrlsania police court had points
In common with thn fitting room of a
ladles' tailoring establishment. The oc
casion was tho olltclal airing of dif
ferences between Mme, D. Scnnable, a
corset maker of 2DS2 Third avenue, nnd
Samuel Pnoncssn, n ladles' tailor with
n place of business at 102S Boston road.
It uppearcd from tho testimony that
the corset maker Imported somo fine
cloth from I'nrln n few weeks ago and
turned It over to Pnoncssa to bo cut
nnd fashioned Into n new gown. Tho
woman made eight trips to tho tailor's
fitting room, nnd tried on tho dress an
many limes, but somehow was nover
able tn get any satisfaction out of the
creation. Paoncssu. finally sent tho
dress around to tho "corsetlcre," as
tho madame calls her establishment,
with n demand for $17, which he claimed
woh duo him for his services. The de
mand wns promptly refused. Then
Pnoncssa went to court. Tho appear
nnro of madame beforo Magistrate
O'Connor yesterday morning was tho
After both parties to the proceed
ing had told their stories tho Magistrate
suggested that the dress, which the
corset maker carried under her arm,
be exhibited. Ho wanted to see Just
what grounds thcro wero for tho con
troversy, Madamo was quick to com
ply. Sho even offered to do more.
"I will Just try It on, your Honor,"
sho volunteered. "Your Honor may
then see Just what a horrible fit It Is."
Magistrate O'Connor said he didn't
caro lo go that far with the proceed
ing, but afterward changed his mind
when Mrs. Henrietta Smith, a proba
tion odlcer attached to tho court, ap-
penred In the room, nnd said he would
take n look nt tho garment adjusted
as It should be.
The corset maker went Into an ante-,
room, put the dress on and shortly re
appeared In tho court room. She
climbed up on a chair and began her
dissertation. One part of the dress after
Another was caught up by the posing
defendant nnd exhibited In all Its loose
FROM THE EAST INDIES TO WED.
Dr. Hertz Journeys ZVeitrlr Halt
Aronnd World In Claim Sweetheart.
Philadelphia, Oct. A. Dr. Clarence H.
Hertz, n dentist, arrived hero to-day'
from Pennng, Straits Settlements, to
wed Miss Florence Helsel, n sweetheart
of his childhood. Both lived at Hazel
wood, I'n., when they were children and
there they became engaged. They got
the marriage license to-day and will ba
married to-morrow nt the Pino street
home of Miss Belrel.
Dr. Hertz was graduated from the
University of Pennsyhanla nine ycar3
wn ol In Tt-inlneai, Sajt Dr. Hell.
Pr II Johnson Held of .mi West Seventy-
second street, against whom Judgments
have been tiled for 3,ni for debts which. It is
alleged he Incurred with bis sister. Jeanne,
w-'ien they were In. business together In
i-:i sniniHsi 11 uni mm ar, mat lime n
"I was never in business with my sister,"
he said, "and these judgments were secured
on fnl.se pretences I never was In business
ul all. and neither wns my sister. I gradu
ated in that year from the College of Physi
cians and Surgeons."
Used at meals
pepsia and re
lieves Gout and
Atk your Physician
tlur proresnes prnlnnc the life nf Rao, Car
pels. Draperies. We elcanse lliem thoroujhly,li.rj!
rcMiirc tliclr colors, render Ihem ninth-proof,
THE THOS. J. STEWART CO.
It'wny rnr. Ilh fit,, N. V. I'hone .1011 Bryant
iKrle tnr. Mil Ms., Jersey I II. v. Phone IBB
4J ears' espprlence. .
Central Presbyterian Church
WF.ST MTU ST., NKAK IinOADlVAY.
Rev. WILTON MMIX-SMITH. I). 11.. Pallor,
A. ltrv. CiW.V JOHNSTON HOSS, M. A.
will niriiny the pulpit at both acrvlcei
until tho VrtMnr's icturn In November.
KrrileO' to-ninrrnw at 11 A. M. preachini:
(No livening ,Serlre) pan P. II, Communion.
3 1'. il.. rally nt Sntitmtti School, with
Devotional Scnlce Wednesday evenlni at
ronuucicu ny urv. .lamea n, coenran.
FIFTH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
t WKXT lTM ST.
REV. CORNELIUS WOELFKIN, D.D. '
0 40 A, M lllble School Sesalon
Younf Women' (,'lat.!,: Mrs. Merrill, leader,
Youuit Men's I'lnsv Dr. AilclKon Moore, Leader.
11 A. M. & 8 P. M. Public Worship. Sermons by
Service are held la the following
Christian Science Churches
Sundays, 1 1 A.M. and 8 P.M. Wednedy. 8 P.M.
First Church. Central Park Weal and 08th St.
Si-cniiil Church. Central Park West and Nth St.
Tlilnl Cliiin li. ir.th St. and Madison A V.
l nurth Church. West I8W St.
I'lllh Church, Maillsnn A v. and 31th St.
S I x th Cliurrh, I'a r UA v. and til at SI.
FIFTH AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Mil Ae. anil 55lh Street,
Servlrea lit II A. M. and 4:30 P. M.
REV. J. H. JOWETT, M. A., D. D.
pastor. "Ill preaeli at liolli services.
Preparatory Sen Ire nn Weilneaday l'.enlnr.
Ort lint h.15. will he conilueled hy Dr. Jowett.
St. Clio mas' s Cburcb
TUTU AVK. A.NI Ml) ST.
llcv. LrnrHt M Stiles. 1), I).. Hector.
8 A. M llnly Communion,
11 Morning wrvlre and Sermon (Rector).
Trlnlli Vnrl.h. limpid of ihe Intercemlnnl
llreailMiiy & IWth St. Tim llev. M. II. Oatea,
I) 1).. Vlnir Si'ilri' 8 and tl A. M.; 8 I', it..
Choral Sen lee. The Harvest Cantata, by (iarrelt.
Choir nf lltly nlcri.
"lemple Modern Nplrltualltm, 11? Kast 37th.
ltrv KchlctiMiri! "I'sycholnuy of l'rayer." Spirit
Cniumunlrailons: Mrs. Campbell. AttracUvt) ,
mi'i'llnKs: M'.nrtay, 'I'hurytaia, Saturitaya. 8.
l,HA i:illl It I'll, llroadway and lOlhSt.
Dr. SUVTTIIHY. Hector, n; 11 (Hector))
a (llev, A li milium; n iiireinri.
ST. MATTIIKWS CHUItClI. 8ITH ST.. WK3TJ Hi 1
near Central Park, lie v. ARTIiUK It. JlinOE. Wi
Itcctori N and It A. M. Musical Service. 8 V. U, jV
HKUVICKH In Chrlifa Ulaalon. 131 Welt ,
Afternoon. 3:30. Ho v. UuiUCl.rcNMdo U W
ni,.,in, will in.lV.
v v 1 '.i am