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Firat Year of Panama Canal.
Uncle Sam's big venture a success despite
world war. New life for "sailing ships
an unexpected result. See the story
in next Sunday's SUN.
THE WEATHER FORECAST,
t ' 'i "
Probably showers to-dajtt not, o wtrm.7
to-day and to-rjjerrrow.
Highest temperature yetjMtlay, 83 ; lowest, '71.
Detailed weather, mall and 1
I nvaWri.rtOrw on pol 1.
VOL. LXXXII. NO. 336.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, AUGUST 2, lGlS.-S-Copyrlcaf. 1915, by the Sun Vrlntliio ami Vubthhtng AMortoUon.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO TEUTONS AS
Important Town Near Ivan
roioil Taken by Troops
of the Kaiser.
ALOXCi TJI10 VISTULA
glow IiVH'ont Continues on
Uoth Hanks of the
17(1.5:10 OV CZAli'S MEX
CAlTfRKD TX JULY
Fifty-one Cannon and 358
Machine Guns Seized
tptcial Cable Pttixitekjo Tnt Sr.
Btr.UN, via Amsterdam, Aug. 1. The
Cirturc of the Important town of Cholm.
toutheast of Ivangorod. by the German
troops In purMilt of the Russian was
Announced officially to-night. The ottl
r!al statement tells of stubborn resist
ance on the part of the Russian dofend
trs between the upper Vistula nnJ the
The German captured on the eastern
front during July 170.53fi Russians, In
cluding 323 olllcers, 51 guns and 35S
Eiich.ne guns, according to the same
ttttemen'. which covers the operations
tetween the Pllltza anil the Daltlc and
In the southcnMern theatre.
The statement was as follows:
North of the Nleman local actions
re reported. Northwest of Rozan w
irogrened further. Counter attacks
by 'he enemy were repulsed,
During July we captured between
the Kllua and the Haltic '.ij.023 Rus
sians, 41 Runs. Including two heavy
p.ece-s, four mine throwing howitzers
anil Zit machine guns.
In the southeastern theatre our
troops, advancing across the Vistula
north of Ivangorod. repulsed heavy
counter attacks by the enemy. Pursu
lnj the Russians wo connucrcd the
heights near Toilzamozo. capturing
ever a thousand prisoners.
Uetween the upper Vistula and the
Bus River the enemy again resisted
our attacks. During the day our
tioo'ijs ojecte.1 the enemy from his
posi' , near Kurow, east of Novi
Ale.ir r a, south of Leuczna, south
wef t.i south of Chtla, and south
west of Dublenska.
The enemy .-ontlnued to retreat on
both batiks of the Rur and on tho
front between the Rue and south of
Leuczna. We have already passed
through Chnlm In pursuit of tho
In the southeastern theatre the,
Gtrmans captured during July 32.1
efiw-s, j.r'0 men, 10 guns and US
RUSSIANS GIVE WAY.
Offli'lnl Miitt'tm-iit Ti-IU of Retire
ment I ncler l'reiirr.
J.i'drf' Cubit Untuiick to The Sin.
Ppti' ,i:.t. Ana. 1. The following
eflic I suit m'nt was given out to-night:
Le'wetn Chnlm and thu River Rug
our troops under pressure of numeri
cally superior enemy forces fell back
to fie nrth after desperate lighting.
In Courl.ind wo fought a desperate en
Faci'i o t with the German on Friday
snd Sittjrdny. After numetous frult
lui nttnnpta the enemy at the cost of
craie inssvs su'Teeibd In establishing
) m'K'f cm tie ig't h ink of tho river
r.csr iv-n JungferhA
Chi Friday nlglHtho enemy de
Ilvcrfd ntt.uks on the eastern bank
of the I'lssit, near the village of Ser
watKi. near tho mouth of tho Szkwa.
The enemy succeeded In gaining n
foot-i. it In tho latter sector on the left
bank of the Niirew, but afterward
was repulsed by vigorous counter at
tarks with tho baonet nnd driven
tack trmnrd the Red River. On tho.
ame ntgbt tho enemy, with consider
ahl fnr',s, doveloied nn offensive In
the Unznn Hector against our positions
l'"Hvn the Nnrew nnd tho Orz
r r- well ns itlong tho bank of
the utter rtver
vi deiperato battle followed
the-e esti'idiiy, the enemy using
lirsilv asphyxiating gases. After
Bifneiou desperate bijomt unions
tlni Gi mniis Miicceeill In making
H"i p jgris along the front.
T the Huuth of tho Orz River the
f -u. reeded In capturing our line
if 1 Ins by tierce baonot .charges.
dnvi him back In this sector
towani niH original position. The light-'
in? wis most sanguinary, thu enemy
surer ng n-vcro losses. In our counter
at'a ks wo took l.onn prloners. In
some MCtoiH on the Narew ftint the
n during the past few days has
brought fresh troops to tho fighting
T" the left of tho Vistula on the
Tlloi. e-Naderzyn ftont west of War
frtw 'Hero was rllle Hie. On tho right
"'U of the Vistula yesterday mniti
Inr we fought the GermatiH, who hnd
cr k..r, tho old Maclenowlce-Kobyl-r.lra
front. Ill this battle both sides
alternately were tho aggressors. We
rtml(i the attack near Knlowoszow,
In 'he Ivnngorod region, on the woit
tirn of tho Vistula.
liftwecn the Vlsluln and the Rug
the enemy yestetday delivered vigor
oin r unless, attacks against our pofl
It's lutween the Wleprz and 'the ills
tin' Minion Rejuwlce, west of Cholm.
lleilreiniMit Only Ti'iuimrnr)', Siiyn
beiul-iilllelnl Stnt eineiit,
I ii'tctnl Cublr Umimtrh In Tiik Hi v,
I.o- i'i.s Aug, I.- The Russians up-luii-
i still' hold Warsaw. The io
tlrtniinl to new posltloiiH Is reported
Continued on Third Pago,
SEES HIS FIRST PRESIDENT.
Toll Keener Slinkm Ilnndu With
Cornish, N. It., A up. 1. RoltiK Presi
dent of the United States does not en
title Woodrow Wilson to cross the
Cheshire toll bridge over tho Connecticut
Hlv.r, near Clarcmont. N. II., without
pitying the regular fee of 15 cents. He
found thnt out this nftcrnoon.
Mr. Wilson on his vacations here has
motored across this toll bridge perhaps n
score of times and always without being
recognized by the sevoiity-four-year-old
toll keeper. Each time he has leaned
down from his scat beside the chauffeur
and paid the IS cents from hla own
This afternoon the President reached
Into his pocket for the right change as
soon as tho car slowed up, but he found
that at last tho aged keeper had recog
nized him as the country's Chief Kxecu
tive. Instead of the accustomed "Fifteen
cents, please." Mr. Wilson was greeted
"Are you the President of the United
Mr. Wilson smilingly acknowledged his
"I never saw a President before," said
the keeper, "and 1 would like to shake
They shook hands, the keeper col
lrctcd his fee and the Presidential auto
inobllo speeded on back to Harlakenden,
the summer White House,
Mr, Wilson spent a quiet Sunday, He
laid work aside and rested with Ills
family this morning. His son-in-law
and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Francis U.
Sayre, went to church.
TO RECALL "SCRAP OF PAPER."
llctulniiR Will Wear A pproprlnte
Souvenir on An mint 4.
' Special Cable Denpatch to The So.
TllK Haoi-b. Aug. 1. The A'cho Welpc
sas the population of Rrussels will wear
a piece of torn paper on Aug. 4 In com
memoration of von Hethmann-Holtweg-s
now famous remark concerning the Re
glan neutrality treaty, which he called "a
scrap of paper,"
PASSENGERS IN PANIC
1,000 Passengers Alarmed
When Cry of "Fight'' Is In
terpreted as "Fire."
The Grand rtsniiMIe .l.l.r shin nt fh
me iirana itepuoiic, sister snip or tne
General Slocum. which burned In therha of nU the.-tei'al business of the
East River on June IS. 1904, when more
than 1,000 lives were lost, was deserted
... . , . , . , i. .w...
by 900 of her passengers last night when
she arrived at Steeplechase Park. Coney
Island. They had had- a fright which
shook their nerve and decided them to
teturn to their homes (most of them
live In Yonkers) by railroad rather than
continue the trip on the Grand Republic. '
The boat was between Rockaway Point
and Manhattan Reach nt 7 o'clock last
night when men on the lower after deck
shouted 'tight." As It developed later,
a quarrel between to men wno had had,
perhaps, too wet a Sunday rapidly pro
duced blows, but the cry of "tight" was
mlsundeistood by most of tha passengers
who thought that an alarm of fire was
being sounded. In a halt minute men
and women were showing "tire" and
searching for life preservers.
Some of the persons who quit the
Grand Republic when she touched at
Steeplechase Park Insisted that the panic
was a very serious one, and that the rush
to one side of the boat was so sudden
that she listed suddenly and dangerously.
They said that an officer of the boat,
revolver In hand, drove the frightened
passengers from the lowering side In
time for the boat to right herseir. They
Insisted that many of the men tried to
get lifeboats Into the water and were
only prevented by the threat of the offi
cers that the first man who tampered
with the lifeboats wouiu De snot.
... ... . " - -.. ,1 a.
passenger, was that one nn waa so
terrified by the apparent danger that
ne graoueu u mo ,w Works and he will have charge of the1
overboard. It was said that his bodycamll nnd KOl)J roa(U construction and'
was not recovered. maintenance work and the construction!
The Grand Republic touched at the q( pubHe hulldngs, thus doing away
Steeplechase Park pier at 7:30 I. M. '.th ,ne L'nKne(,ri tno state'
nnd Immediately more than 900 persons i AlcntM.t ami the State Highway Com
swarmed off tho ship. Many of them, I miioner. I
lis a glance at the deserted decks re- Tne Department of Health Is practi-l
vealed, left behind In their hurry many ca))v lef, ., lt j, ,( , m.; wm tie '
small personal belongings sucli as lunch , ,ne commissioner of Health iw nt
baskets, hats, parasols and fans. As tho pr-sent. A Commissioner of Agrlcul-.
bout landed at Yonkers at lu:3il P. M. ture will continue to be head of the De
fewer than 100 persons went ashore, I purtment of Agriculture as at present. 1
Capt. itttwin carman aeiuei mm me
boat had listed, that there had been a
panic, or that any person hud Jumped
overboard. He said :
"We were returning from Rockaway
at 7 P M. with a crowd of Yonkers
people and were within five minutes of
Steeplechase rarK wnen an inioxicatcn
man on the lower deck aft raised the
cry 'Fight!' Many of the persons
thought he had shouted 'fire' and they
.... ihn erv. The result was a
scramble for life preservers and a good
deal of confusion generally. No one
waa hurt and there waB no damage of
any sort caused to the boat."
The passengers, nearly 1,000 In num
ber, made up a Sunday excursion crowd
MUSIC CHARMS MUTE TO TALK.
I tn I In (oriiornl, .Vfmle Dumb In
llnttle, Suddenly Cured,
Slrclal Cable Hetpnleli to Tub Scv,
Romk, Aug. 1. Corporal Saturno
Squlllaclottl of Naples became dumb In
the course of n violent battlo ten days
ago. Since then ho has been lying In
tho hospital of Modane.
All medical efforts to restore his speech
failed and the doctors despaired of his
tpcovery. Last night one of the hospital
physicians, having been told that Squll
laclottl Is a great lover of music, sat at
the piano and played, with the object of
entertaining the unhappy patient. The
coiporal listened with Intense Interest
nnd great excitement. When the music
had ended he Jumped to his feet ex
claiming, "Rravo! Hello!" (Reautlful.)
The corporal's dumbness was cured.
ROOT SPEECH A CALL
TO THE BULL MOOSE
Ex-Senator Would Welcome
Wanderers to Hepublicfin
Fold, Is llellef.
DETAILS OF TAN NEK PLAN'
It Is Designed to Show Tliat
Old Tarty Has drown
Amiant, Aug. 1. Kx-Henator Root's
advocacy of the Tanner plan to reor
ganize the State government and the
Stlmson plan to save ISO.OOO.OOO In the
retirement of the State debts and lno
vldlng for an executive budget, both of
which arc now outlined for the llrst
time, followed quickly upon the visit here
Wednesday of Theodore Douglas Robin
ion, formerly State chairman of the Pro.
greselve party, nnd Chauncey J. Ham
lin, an Krle county Progressive leader.
Prominent Republican delegates to the
Constitutional Convention Insisted to
night that President Root's flatfooted es
pousal of the reforms was prompted by a
desire to show the Progressives that they
would be welcomed back to the Repub
lican party and that the Constitutional
Convention was ready to Indicate that
the Republican party had determined to
The Tanner plan, which will be re
ported to the convention next Wednes
day, provides for the election only of the
Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Attar-ney-CJeneral
nnd the State Comptroller.
Thus Is accomplished the reform desired
by the short ballot advocates, as the Sec
retary of State, the State Treasurer and
State Engineer are eliminated as elec
The Governor's Cntilnrt.
The Governor Is to have a Cabinet, ap
pointed by him with the confirmation of
the Senate, composed of the heads of ex- J
ecutlve departments to be known as fol
Department of State.
Department of Taxation and Finance.
Department of Public Works.
Department of Health.
Department of Agriculture. I
Department of Charities nnd Correc- ,
Department of Ranking nnd Insurance.
Department of Labor. j
Department of Conservation.
In addition there Is to be a Depart-1
ment of Justice, the head of which will
bt an Attorney-Oenerul, elected for tho
,BI"e irrin as me uuituivi, mum, uuti
R ... , . lie will have
j State for all the departments. Including!
I those which now have hlg legal staffs.
I Independent of the Attorney-Generals
1, k), tha Kxd 1,(.,);irtmPI1,. I
Then there will be a department of
audit and control, the head of which
, w ' the State Comptroller, who also
Will UC Cll'llCM IWr HIV PrtlllC icim ttio
Governor. He will be exclusively an
auditing olllcer and will have nothing
to do with the assessment and collection
JOI taxes, as now. ll will ie Ml main
duty to audit and verify the financial
transactions of the State and no execu
tive or administrative duties shall bo
conferred upon the Comptroller except
to accomplish such purpose.
Although the heads of the executive
departments will be first appointed with
the consent of the Senate, the Governor
may remove them without the sanction
of the Senate. The Legislature will tlx
Forma Department of Stale,
Tha Secretary of State will be the
head of the department of State and he.
will perform practically the duties of the
present Secretary of State, except that
the automobile bureau will be taken
Tho head of the department of taxa
tion and finance will be the Treasurer
of the State, and he will take over mostj
of the duties of the Comptroller, lie
will have charge of the receipts and dis
bursements of the State treasury, In
cluding the corporation, Inheritance,
automobile and all other taxes. He will)
havo also tne inspection ami supervioioi.
of any State board of tax commissioners
which may be provided for by the Logls
I luture. Gov. Whitman has Just estab-
I I.Siieu a new main lit cuiiiiiunniun,
, '.urermendent of public works will
bc the 'noaJ of D.Mrl,nent of VuWa
Work of CliHrltles Deiiiirtiiient.
I A secretary of charities and enrree-
tlon will be head of that department,
which will havo tho power of Inspection
and supervision of Institutions for tho
""" mum.. - munn,,-
Modes, reform schools, prisons ami i
charitable Institutions. This secretary
will have charge of all expenditures for
these Institutions. 1 he powers of the I
1 fiscal supervisors and the State Super
I Intendent of Prisons, both of whom ar
Democrats, whose terms have fceveral
years yet to run. arc transferred to tho
secretary of charities and these two
offices are abolished. The State Hoard
of Charities, tho State Hospital Com
mission and the State Prison Commission
are continued to supervise and Inspect
tho Institutions undei their control now,
and the boards of managers of the Insti
tutions are continued unless otheiwlse
changed by the Legislature.
A Secretary of Hanking and Insurance i
will be the head of that department, I
under which are consolidated the present i
-A... n ,n fl.iii at ttii.tiil., nf inntirii mh n.i.l '
banking, the Superintendent of Ranks
being a Democrat whose term does not
oxplro for two years yet.
An Industrial commission will direct
the activities of the Department of
Labor, which Is tho situation now, and
this department will have the enforce
ment of all labor laws nnd the work
men's compensation law, as ut present.
There will bo a board of nlnu mem
bers, one from each Judicial district, at
tho head of the Department of Conserva
tion, as outlined In tho plan Just adopted
by tho Constitutional Convention com
mitted on conservation, and this hoard
Continued on Second I'aye.
ROUTED BY MILITIA
Troops Quell Disturbance at
.Massena After Two Arc
1,000 MEN' QUIT WOItK;
Company Officials Offer Com
promise With Increase
Mabse.va, N. Y Aug. 1. Three com
panies of militia arrived bore to-day
to quell disturbances arising from the
strike of 2,400 employees of the Alumi
num Compiny of America.
Soon nfter the arrival of the first
company, shortly nfter noon, a bridge,
behind the barrloadcs of which were In
trenched hundreds of strikers, was
charged nnd the striker were dispersed.
Since that time the mllltli has been In
full control of the situation.
Rcforc the coming of the mllltla two
employies of the company were victims
of attacks. One, who was shot In the
leg, Is dying In nn Ogdei sburg hospital.
Tho other was thiown Into the power
canal at the plant.
The strike, which has completely tied
up operations here at n time when the
company wasenJolng great prosperity,
was the result of n refused request for
Increased pay. It started yesterday
nfternoon when employee at the pot
room were Informed that their tequest
for $1.90 n dny had been refused and
that they were expected to continue at
the wage of 41 7B a day.
Mua nt Plant- I'.n t rillice.
Almost Immediately nfter the receipt
of this ultimatum the employers, about
500 strong, left their work and took up
a position on a bridge lending Into the
company's plant. They stopped all
tratllc Immediately nnd confiscated
materials being shipped Into the factory.
Olllcers of the company Immediately
got Into communication with Sheriff
Day of St. Lawrence county. He sum
moned all deputies In the vicinity and
assembled a large number of farmers
and townspeople, who ere armed and
ordered to the plant. After several hours
of wrangling with the strikers, whose
numbers had now grown beyond l.Oi'O,
the Sheriff decided that his small forces
were Inadequate and wired the authori
ties at Albany for a delegation of
Company D or Ogdenburg nnrt Com
pany K of Mm lone were ordered to report
at the earliest poislble moment. They
arrived here shortly before noon and
made camp. Shortly afterwaul Com
pany (' of Watertown came Into town
on a special train and Joined tile other
.Major Rice of Watertown made tho
trip here tills morning nnd Is now In
command of the forces, although Col.
Hltche'ock of Rlugh.imton Is expected
here tomorrow morning to assume
As soon as the forcoi were organized
nt a point some distance from the plant
they were carried to the M-one of illlllcul
tles In a large number of motor trucks.
They massed a short distance from the
bridge and with fixed bayonets made
their charge. The strikers at first gave
slgiM of fight, but as the bayonet charge
advanced split their ranks and permitted
the soldiers to pass on into the plant.
The strlkeia dispersed Immediately and
the olllcers, superintendents and others
who refused to strike were ieeased from
the prison made for them In the factory
Ofllcerii Offer Coiiiprfiiiilni,
The olllcers had been prisoners In the
plant since Into yesterday afternoon.
Soon after their release officials an
nounced themselves leady to compromise
with the employees at the rate of tl.SO
providing work Is resumed Immediately.
Strong pickets hive been stationed
around the plant to-night and the In
terior Is being patrolled, the officials
fearing that damage might be done
SENDS TROOPS AT 2 A. M.
(iov. Whitman Orders Out Three
('iiiiiliniiles by Tflopliiini-.
Aliiany. N. Y Aug. 1. Gov. Whit
man himself oy telephone at " o'clock
this morning ordered out the mllltla to
quell the strike disturbances at the
Aluminum Company works at M.issenn,
St. Lawrence county. At midnight the
Governor received a telegram from Sher
iff Th.nl P. I My reading:
"I'leasii order mllitl.i from Ogdens
burg to come to .Massena Immediately on
account of bad strike at the Aluminum
Company works. Very serious, destroy
ing property and threatening lives."
The Governor telephoned the Sheriff
and leiiiued that Jiver.il men had
been Injured and that the IimmI
authorities could not handle tho situ
ation. The Governor Immediately com-niunle-ated
by telephone with Capt.
Marshall of Company K at Malono ami
Capt. llrlggs of Company i, nt Ogdens
burg, of the Fiist National Guard In
fantry, nnd they proceided nt once to
Massena and took charge of thu situa
tion. Reports tecelved late tu-nlght by
Adjt.-Gi'ii. Stotisbury, who Is keeping In
close touch with the situation, Indicate
that the Sheriff expects .serious troiiblo
when the company's works open to-mor-iow
morning. The Sheriff believes that
the mllltla forces now on Die scene aio
not sufficient to rope with tho situation
and accoiillngly Gen. Stotesbury wired
Company C at Watertown to be In re,n.
ness for a call. Within an hour after
his order this company was waiting to
lie despatched to the scene.
Lieut. -Col. Charles II. Hitchcock of
Rlnghnmton was ordered to the scene of
tho strike to-dsy nnd ho will tellevo
Major Rice, who has been handling the
SHIP NAMED FOR HINDENBURG.
Knlser Orders llnttle Cruiser
Christened fur (iriieriil,
I.ONI.ON, Aug. 2. Tho German battlo
cruiser which was to have lieen named
Ersatz Hertha and which was launched
yesterday at Wllhelmshavcti was chris
tened Van Illndenburger by order of the
The new cruiser Is of 28,000 tons..
rOLlUE TARE PLATE
OFF BECKER COFFIN
Inscription Accusing Governor
of "Murder" Itcmovcd Af
FA .'HOT PEHF011MS TASK
District Attorney Martin Si
lent About Possible Crimi
nal Libel Action.
Police authorities held a con
ference at Police Headquarters yester
day nftcrnoon, nnd then on their own In
itiative went to the darkened room where
the body of Charles Reeker, who was
jut to denth Friday morning for the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal, lay In n coffin,
and removed from the coffin lid the small
silver plate Inscribed, "Charles Decker.
Mu rib red July 30, 1915, by Governor
The first Intlnntlon that Mrs. Reeker,
widow of the former policeman, had had
n plate so Inscribed and fastened to the
collln camo to Police Headquarters
through the Sunday newspapers. There
upon, after some telephoning. First Dep
uty Police Commissioner Leon It. Godley,
District Attorney Martin of The Rronx
and Inspector Faurot, head of the De
tective Bureau, met at Police Headquar
ters In the nfternoon and discussed
among themselves whether the plate
should be removed. Their opinion was
that the coffin plate Inscription was a
criminal libel of the State's Chief Execu
tive and that therefore It should be re
moved. Tost. AaalKllrd to Pnnrot.
Inspector Faurot was delegated by the
Others to go to Mrs. Decker's apartments
at 2191 University avenue, The Rronx,
to look at the coffin plate. Inspector
Faurot therefore went to The Rronx after
dinner anil met Acting Captain Wines
of the Rronx detective bureau. The In
spector and captain went together to
Mrs. Reekei's apirtments. where they ar-
rived at 7:30 o'clock lam night. They
( looked nt the cotlln plate, which was In
j scribed as the newspapers had said It
1 As gently as poislble Inspector Faurot,
one who overheard the conversation
,s.tld later, convinced Mrs. Reeker that
I the word "murdered" on the plate might
I result In an action for criminal libel. At
Its best the Inscription waa In bad t.tHe,
Mrs. Reeker was told. Previously. It Is
said. MrS.TTVker hnd teen told that
os long as any such Inscription remained
on the coffin It could not be brought
! Into nny Roman Catholic Church.
' Mrs. Reeker did not Interfere then
' hen the poll e officials told her that
! they Intended to lake the sliver plate
j from the coffin lid. They had brought
I a screwdriver with them to the apart
I ment. In a few seconds Inspector Faurot
had tjemoved the screws, lifted the plate
' and put It In his coat pocket.
; The plate was brought down to Police
' Headquarters and linked In a desk. It
wilt be kept there In case It Is needed
, at any time as an exhibit If ever legal
! action Is taken.
Views nn l.lliel Action.
District Attorney Martin of The Rronx
In speaking of the coffin plate Incident
said ho felt very sorry for any one who
was In such serious trouble ns Mrs.
Decker, but he wouldn't hiy that he con
templ.tted any action. It was learned,
however, that he onsldered It a clear
case of criminal libel and that the law
i would not require Gov. Whitman, the
man libelled, to act as complaining wit
ness. Any one who saw the plate could
j be complaining witness.
After the plate had been removed
Mr. Martin admitted that he hid been
In consultation with Deputy Police Com
missioner Godley nnd Inspector Faurot
during part of the afternoon and that
the conference concerned the plate on
the Reeker coffin, He refused to divulge
what action, If any, he will take.
"Have you talked with Gov. Whitman
about such action?" he was asked.
"I have nothing to say about that."
said Mr. Martin,
After the plate was removed the I1d
from which It was taken was banked
with (lowers. Scores of persons tried to
get Into Mrs. Decker's apartment In the
evening, hoping to see the plate and the
collln. but I'ndert.lker Struwe remained
at the door, keeping every one out except
friends of the family.
It Is not ot known what priest will
say the low mass over the body to-day;
Father Nicholas .1. Murphy, rector of the
Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentlne,
Andrews avenue south of Fordham
load, Is In Philadelphia, and one of hl
assistants, Father O'Connell or Father
Whalen, will probably take his place.
Policemen for I'nllheHrers,
Mis lleckor refused to discuss the
plate yesterday, but she took occasion to
deny over the telephone a report that
policemen would be unwelcome at the
"Why, all the pallbe.ireis will be mem
bers of the Police Department," she said,
"and police friends of my husband's are
welcome In uniform or civilian attire."
Tho announcement that Decker, who
died a Catholic, was to bo burled In
Woisllawn cemetery, a noti-sectarlan
burial ground, caused many to ask
whether tinder the rules of the Catholic
church a murderer may be burled In
the consecrated ground of a Catholic
nenietcry. Also Inquirers wanted to
know whether the Catholic church
In the case of n murderer exe
cuted by tho State permits what Is
known as n solemn high requiem mass
or Insists thnt only a low muss bo said.
It was learned directly from high
cleslastlcal authorities by Tiik Sun that
Inasmuch as Decker received absolution
nnd communion Just before he died his
body could be burled In consecrated
ground If the relatives so desired, nnd
that the church servlc might consist of
a solemn high requiem mass. , low
mass nnd burial In u non-Catholic cem
etery, therefore, mean merely that the
nature nf tho ceiemony nnd the cholca
of a cemetery are In nivordaiice with
Mrs. Decker's requests.
Ai.iianv, Aug. 1. Gov. Whitman In
sisted to-night that tho Decker caso was
u closed Incident, nnd he hnd no com
ment to make on tho Munton statement.
ANDS TENOGRA PHER G ONE
PSy' "wjPBe "H
Abraham Cornelius and Loret
ta Adelgais Missing From
F.Nni.BWoon. N. J., Aug. I. Abraham
Cornelius, Jr., for many years cashier
of the Citizens National Rank, a married
man with a family; Ml-i Loretta
Adelgais, 23 e.lrs old, an attractive
young stenographer, formerly employed
In the bank, nnd $11,000 In e-ash from
the bank's vault have bien missing s'nee
There Is no tangible evidence to show
that Cornelius and the girl disappeared
together, but Clinton II. Rlake, presl
dent of the lunk. and the girl's mother,
a widow, attach significance to the fact
that each vanished from Englewood
about the sa.ro time
Cornelfns finished work at the bank
as usual late Wednesday afternoon ami
boarded a trolley for New York. One
of tho bank's director" sat In tho same
seat with him and the chatted all the
waj. The cashier said he Intended to
do some shopping In the city. The ill
rector thought nothing more of the Inci
dent until Friday morning when Presi
dent Rlake made certain of Cornelius's
disappearance and the loss of J11.O00 of
the bank's" money, lt was then learned
that the cahler had not returned from
his shopping trip and that neither his
family nor friends had w"cn him for
lent TcloKriuti to Mother.
Meanwhile the Englewoul Hoard of
Trade had been trying to trace the where
abouts of Mls AilelgaN, the hoard's
stenographer. She had been employed
by the boanl three w. eks ago at the
solicitation of Cornelius On Wednes
day afternoon she asked to leave the
office earl as he had an engagement
In New Yotk Then she sent a telegram
to her mother, with whom ho lived
at Hoehrlle l'ark. saying the board
would meet late Wednesday night and
she would stay In Englewood with
friends. The board had no meeting
that night and the girl did not appear
at her desk on Thursday niornli.-.
Since then Englewood gossips have
had their fill of rumors, but no one
would vouch for any of the eoiinletlng
reports until to-day. Mrs. Cornellu
nnd her daughter Amy an- at the t or
nellus bungalow. Camp Englewood, at
Greenwood Like, while their new hou.'
In Englewood Is being completed. I ntll
Wednesday Cornelius nnd his son Wal
lace, an emploee of the Merchants Na
tional Rank. New York, had been stay
ing week nights at the new house, going
to the camp for week ends.
Mr. 'Hake said that when he le.it lied
Cornelius, his emploei for nineteen
jtars, had gone he had the bank's ex
perts examine tile books and count the
cash and then found that a package
containing tl.OOn w-.is missing. I It
said he had dispensed with Miss Adel
gnls's services at the bank two moutln
ago In order to get a male stenographer,
but the girl's mother, voicing her In
dignation at Cornelius lit no uncertain
terms, put an entirely different con
struction on her daughter's discharge
from the bank.
Mr", ilelllt' les,
If I had fifty bullets." said Mrs.
Adelgais, "I would lire them Into the
body of this man My daughter was
employed at the bank for live je'iirs as
stenographer for Mr. Cornelius and I
non ice ill that foui w live Hires l.o
relta leslgned because of Mr. Cornelius's
attentions to her. Every time she re
signed Mr. Cornelius would motor out
to our Inline and plead with me and
Loretta. At one time he oven brought
Ids wife. I plainly told him our sus
picions and Loretta asked him In my
presence, 'Have I ever done an thing
that any good girl should be ashamed
of." and .Mr. Cornelius answered 'No.'
"About a month ngo Loretta Inst
her position in the bank, but Mr. Co
melius gave her a lecoiiimendatlon and
sho got a position with the Englewood
Hoard of Trade. She said the bank
let her go because they wanted a male
stenographer, but after what has hap
pened I am Inclined to belli o that Mr.
Cornelius or tho bank officials became
aware of gossip and liought about the
change, s elng to It that Loretta got
"Loretta left home ns usual Wednes
day morning. I don't ! llevo sho hud
any Intention of going away, but when
I kissed her good. by something seemed
to tell me something was going to hap
pen, It was Just a mc'her's premoni
tion. "Wednesday night Loretta sent mo
a telegram saMng she would stay in
Englewood with a ft lend over night and
on Friday President Hell of the Roaid
of Trade asked me where she was,
"I hurried to Lorotta's friend's home
In Englewood and found that she hnd
not st'iynl there Wednesday night. Then
I wns told that Mr. Cornelius had dis
The last Mr. Rlake heard of Cor
nelius, said the bunker this afternoon,
was thnt he boarded a croxstown
Twenty-third street car In Manhattan
Wednesday evening on his way tn ISSth
street "to do some shopping," He tiHd
no satchel or grip with lit'- and so far
a BRAHAM CORNELIUS, JR.,
nntl above (on the left), his
duUKhter, Amy, nnd (on the
r.Kht) Loretta Adelunis.
as Is known Miss Adelgais took no
extra clothes wherever she went.
".Mr. Cornelius," ald .Mr Rlake. "came
to us as a bookkeeper and live or six
years ago succeeded Donald McKay nt
cashier. Wo plactsl every confidence In
him. I wish uu would say that his dis
appearance and that of the $11,000 will
not Inconvenience tho bank In the slight
est degree. Mr. Cornelius was bonded
with the American Surety Company for
"No, wo havo not notified the police,
because even now I believe Mr. Cornelius
will come to his senses and return. I
shall turn the case over to the surety
company In the morning,"
Friends of .Miss Adelgais describe her
as di mure and quiet. She was friendly
with Cornelius's daughter Amy, a
grownup girl. Many of the young people
In Englewood and llackens.ick knew her,
but seemingly all Hps were sealed this
afternoon when Inquiry was made about
Cornelius Is Is yean otd and rather
attract ve in appearance, lie formerly
lived m Hrooklyn.
DESIGN FOR SIX NEW
Informiitiou Made Available
by Kuropeaii War I'tilized
in I. S. Vessels.
Wasiiinuton. Ala-. l.Tho do.igtii
for the s! torpedo boat destroyeis au
thored j,y the last nival appropriation
act tune Jim been completed In the
Hur.au f Construction and Repair of
the Navy Department. M,i, fr
work of constructing these vessels will
bo opened by tho Secretary of tho Navy
on October 6 next.
I The final design of the p injected lie.
( strocis wa deieloped by tho Huroau of
1 Construction to produce certain Impor
t.mt military characteristic delred hy
the General Hoard,
j These vessels will l)fi nauici for
dead olllcers of the navy whose ills.
' tlngulshed services or heroic nets In
active service have entitled them to
; places on tho navy's loster of honor,
j In connection with the delgn of these
vessels a special effort has been mule
to utilize the Information available ns
, the lesult of tho European war. Tha
i de.igu maiki a distinct deiartiiie In
t many respects fiom that of pieredlng
The maximum silst lined sea speed
has been made 30 knots, while a birgo
radius of action at cruising bperd has
be-en maintained. Thoo gun located
j In the waist on pimioiis vessels have
I been mounted amidships at such a
height as to Inciease their efficiency
under roucli water condition mater ally,
In addition care has been taken to
, guard, so far ns poslble, against the
tendency existent lii most small, light
vessels to pitch and roll, and ' every
effort consistent with their military re
quiieinents has been made to render
these vessels comfortable frnni the
standpoint of living accommodations,
The main characteristics will he;
1-ength, 310 feet ; beam, .In feet 7 Innhes;'
diatight, moan, R feet ; d'splaoemcnt, 1.12S
tons, battery, four t Inch rapid tire gun's,
two I pounders, nntl-alrcraft guns; four
tilple torpedo tubes; nnchlnery, steam
turbines, oil fuel burning water tuba
I SIX AMERICANS ON IBERIAN.
i Three Killed When Gerinnn Suli
i murine Torpedoed Vessel,
1 pennl Cable Detimtrh tn Tilt: Si x
I Loniion-, Aug. 1.- The I'ornwpoudcnt
of TUB St'N learns to-day that six mem
bers of the ciew of the Rrltlsh steam
ship Ibeilan, torpedoed ami sunk Fri
day by a German submarine, wore
1 killed and six wounded. Two died in
I the boats.
Among th.. killed were thro Amerl-
1 cans Mark Wiley, a muleteer from Hns
ton, John enrol, nnd a man numiwl
Sheridan Among tho wounded were
Inlsn three Americans; Henry Welsh.
John Draw ell and Charles Hansbury.
WORK HARD TO
WIN RURAL VOTE
Women Are Milking Vigor
ous Campaign in the
Keports From "SiinV Cor
respondents Indicate Light
Vote in November.
MANY COrXTY CLUJ5S
ORGANIZED tY WOMEN
Make House to House Can
vass and Solicit Pledges
in Some. Districts.
Next November Just n llttlo mors
than three months from now the citi
zens of this Stnto will vntu on tha
question of woman siffrago.
An ntnenditiont to tho Constitution
has been prepared which If passed by
n majority of the voter!" will become
n part of tin new State Constitution,
leaders of IkiIIi parties have ugrcod to
If the suffragists ioe their fight this
fall they may have n harder time, In
tho future. A proposal is pending be
fore tho convention requiring a ma
jority of tho ballots of three-fifths, of
tho register!! voters before nn umend
nient becomes effective.
In view of tho wldesprond 'interest
in the question of "votes for women"
In this State Tilt: Spn through Its
correspondents presents to-day n re
sume of tho situation ns it relates to
the success or defeat of the move
ment In the smaller up-Kltite communi
ties. mid to the work lxlng done by tho
It Is found that Wm suffragists are
showing great nctlvltji far more than
tho "nntls." Counties are divided Into
districts nnd Inlluentlnl women aro
conducting- street corner meetings,
house to homo canvasses, card pledge
systems nnd other miiins.
The worst handicap so fur has been
tho Indifference of the majority of male
voters. Then again It Is an off year
In the election nnd u .mall vote Is
Tho leading politicians, while an
nouncing themselves n.- n rule in favor
of "tho cnuse," nro not taking their
ooats olT to work for It
WORK FY DISTRICTS.
Suffragists I'lnlui .-..lioo IMrdues
Out of I I .OHO Voters.
(MAlone, I'r.inklln r'iunt, popu'.ii.nri
Malone. Aug. 1 - -The suffrages'
campaign for this district, No. I, is
thoroughly oignnlzed and the leadei
ore haul at work The whole of Frank
lin eountv ! divided Into districts, each
of which has nil oiganlrntlou working
In It" district for woman suffrage.
Mrs. T '1 Paddock, the lo. tiling suf
fragist In thl'i county, savs that her
organization Is In excellent shape iiml
leadv for the vote in Franklin county
In Clinton and St. Lawrence counties
tho suffragists mo tiol fully organized,
but aro at 'vork continuously
"I expect those counties to bo thor
oughly oigaiilred and toady for huslnes.
In a very short time," she s i lit. "Next
week wo will have a celebration with, a
big parade for the northern part .'
SI Law tonco county. Including
Hrashei' Falls and Massena."
Tho Indications are thnt the vote will
be very large this fall Of tho enrolled
votes of Franklin county, about ll.noii,
they clnliii to have secured nenrlv
a.nnn pledged to support th" su(Tr:ii;o
amendment, and they expect lo have
a laige majority pledged to vote, for
them bcfoni election day.
In miking a canvass of 1'r.inkP.n
county, which was nnlnhe.1 a f.-w da"
ago. counting men nnd women, then1
were i'.'J.'O In favor of woman suffinge,
the town of Malono giving OS of this
number The number in the county
who were net In favor of suffrage was
only I'll of t o leading politicians of
both the old parties only two are agilnsr
the amendment, nnd those two do not
now bold nny office and cannot do much
harm. Of the nineteen town Supervisors
In I'r.inklln county seventeen are in
favor nnd only two at, .Inst Woman
Women Explain Siiffrniie Issue to
trisnei. Milnnionn rnunty, population
Giisksko, Aug 1 - The local woman
suffrage organizations In tho villages of
Livingston county mid the surrounding
rural districts. In conjunction with tho
Plate body, lire conibKtliir n most nc
tive nnd systematic cninpalgn to a.'s'st
in carrying to a successful issue tho
proposed ntiicnilment to tho Stat't Con
stitution to I"' voted on in Novtmbt r.
The majority of thn towns in this
vicinity have had activo woman suf
finge organizations for some time, hold
lug regular meetings nt which tin- propo
sition bm been discussed and promi
nept speakers spoke. However, thev
realized Ihnt these meetings, intended
mostly hy those m favor of woman suf
frage, did not bring tho Issues effectu
ally before the public.
Some little time ago a county meeting
was held nnd a cninpalgn was planned
and mapped out with a view of giving
more publicity to the cause and bring
ing tho issues Involved more dearly be
fore the people, In general, especially thu
Starting some, few weeks aco, on