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SCENES AT THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE ROAD RACE FOR THE VANDERBILT CUP ON THE MINE OLA CIRCUIT ON LONG ISLAND YESTERDAY. *
MRS. W. K. VAXDEHBILT. JR. (standing.)
H EMERYWINS CUP FOR FRANCE
Flying Cars Make Record Time in Big Interna
tional "Auto" Race.
NO FATALITIES MAR THE CONTEST.
Thousands Line Mineola Course While Daring Drivers at Fearful Speed Struggle
for Vanderbilt Trophy.
" FACTS ABOTJT THE RTJNIOTG OF THE VANDERBILT CTTP RACE.
Hemerv of the Fren-h team, driving 61" 2 miles an hour, won the race.
|" was held over th* Mineola (Long Island) course, and was witnessed by upward of
fifty thousand people. The time, made broke all American road race records.
There were numerous hairbreadth escapes and minor accidents, but no fatal itiea.
Lancia, of the Italian team. a«d Foxhall P. Keene, of the German team, drove
Wf TraSf! who finished third, waa the only member of the American team to make a
fßv l>l»rr*T* t« The Ttttmw 1
Miner]*, I*n &1»A Oct. U.-HnrtHna- over
the oil soaked course at a rat. of speed which
car on!- be likened to that of the wind. Hemer>.
r' the French team. driving a. T>«rrarq car. won
SL7IS annual rac. for the VanderbUt Cup
>,« r p to-day. .
11 Heath d %- wto«« of the Tar- IM* rear, who
1. also a member of the Frer,rh team, finished a
cte» Ko.md. witfla Tracy, the Ameri«m drive*
rame in third, and Lancia, th- daredevil Tt»l
f.n cha«««nir«ourth. These were the onl> cars
vhlrh W*re allowed to finish, as the officials
callM th» rare off as soon " the fourth car
reached the tar*. Lancia finished ahead of
Tracv. but the latter beat him on .lapsed time.
The winner, Hemery. covered the 283 miles
In 4:36:08 a new world's record, while the sec
ond car. Heath, took 4:39:40. Hemery traversed
"83 mile? in 276 minutes and 8 seconds. which
pives him an average of a mile in 58* seconds.
or a speed of 61% rafles an hour.
last year, the winner. Heath, covered the
course of 302.4 miles in 5:26:45. bo the time
made this year for Hemery Is Been to be much
, after. There were two controls in the race
l 3l 3 c T year, however, one at HlcksviUe and one
at tnpstead, at which stops had to he made.
The elapsed time of Tracy, the third car, this
year, m 4:58:26, and that of Lancia, the
It was only by a miracle that a frightful ac
cident was averted at the finish of the race. As
toon as Hemery and Heath, the winner and
*«rond. respectively, crossed the line the crowd
broke loose and swarmed over the course. In
vain the officials tried to push them back, shout
ing the familiar cry "Car coming:! '
The crowd refused to heirke^. The. clerk* of
the course grabbed the yellow flags which were
used to signal dancer to the drivers and rushed
madly up the stretch. All with cool heads knew
that Lancia, and Tracs were thundering toward
the goal with throttles wide open. wrile others
of the contestant, who were finishing the eighth
or ninth laps were likely to loom into sight at
DANGER -AT THE FINISH.
Finally the crowd was seen to art, far down
the course, and through th» narrow lane Thus
formed Lancia. Phot at lightning speed. Fran
rally the officials waved the yellow flags, and
fortunately for the lives and limbs of those who
blocked the way the Italian understood the sisr
nal and at once throttled his machine, with the
result that he came to a sudden stop just over
the line. All breathed easier, but still the crowd
surged over the oiled road and about the finish
"Car coming!" suddenly burst from the throats
« the thousands which lined the turnpike. This
time it was Tracy. keen for third place In the
contest, and sending the powerful Locomobile
along at a seventy ml!" an hour clip. Again
the yellow flags waved wildly, almost a
pealingly. the danger note. Tracy. however,
■ever swerved one Inch from the middle of the
coarse, and never phut off so much as a single
ounce of power. On came the -devil wagon."
which had* fair this time to live up to It? name,
while the frightened, panic stricken crowd fell
over Itself in the effort to open up a six-foot
space. Over the finish line dashed Tracy and
into the solid throng which banked It.
No or*, who saw it, knew how it happened.
Mont did not dar« to watch. In some mys
terious Tray, however, that solid mass of human
ity parted, brok* ranks and let the demon car
through. Once across the line Tracy shut off
power and soon th* panting mechanism was
quiet and the car came to a stop. A ghastly
tragedy bail been avoided, but the incident left
many a blanched face and many a glistening
MANY HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES.
That the rare passed of? without a fatality,
which it did, Is surely cause for gratitude to its
promoters,. for never did time or place reek more
of awful danger. Accidents there were, to be
sure, and many a hairbreadth escape, but no
human life was snuffed out. Probably the most
thrilling- moment of the whole ra< s for the spec
tators in the grandstand was on the second
circuit of the course, when Szisz. of the French
team, piloting the red Renault, passed Foxhall
P. Keene, of the German team, as the two shot
past the official stand at frightful speed.
Soth ears came thundering down the str»tch
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HEMERY CROSSING THE LINE, WINNER OP THE BIG RACHT.
together, with Mr. Keene, straight as a die.
In the middle of the road and Szlsz lapping him
on the left. It looked to the spectators as if the-
American amateur ought to pull out a trifle for
the Frenchman, but this Mr. Keene did not »cc
fit to do. Perhaps he feared to take, the chance
of a Pkid In the narrow space between the
stands, which were filled to overflowing with
such precious freight. At any rate be held to
his course, with the result that Pzisz, when dt
r«ctly between the stands, opened wide his throt
tle and shot like z rock f-ori a catapult through
a space scarcely more than tho breadth of his
machine. It was al! over in a flash, and before
one realized what had happened the Renault
was tearing up the road lengths In front of its
rival. It was a. performance, wonderful to be
hold and perhaps the most daring- bit of driving
In the race.
The spectators weit> not. allowed to become
bored. The second time around "Wagner, of the
French quintet, driving a Darracq. burst a
r»ar tire Just as he flashed past the grandstand.
The machine, as a matter of fact, skidded, but
th» driver kept control, and the onlookers
breathed e^si^r again. wh*»n suddenly a photog
rapher jumped out right in its path. Wagner did
the only thing be could. He placed his own life be
fore that of the arrant fool who faced him. He
knew thai a quick turn would be fatal to him
and perhaps to many In the crowd. So he held
the Darraoq to Its task without a flinch — and the
camera fiend by a wellnigh superhuman contor
tion squirmed out of harm's reach.
HEROES NOT THE WINNHB&
As often rappers In a contest where chance
plays so 'arpe a part the heroes were not the
winner*. Without attempting to detract one
whit from the glorious victory of Hemery and
th» equally laudable second of Heath, it. must be
stated that both completed the race without ac
rident. This no doubt was due. in large, pirt to
the ski'l of the two drfrers and the excellence of
the machines they drove. It does not, however,
do away wif^i the fact that there were others
In the race who were making much faster time
when they were put out of the running by cir
cumstances over which they had no control.
Those who saw the race will understand that
it is not unfair to the winners to say that the
driving of Lancia, th* Italian, was the sensation
of the day. Taking the. lead on the third round
h» held it lap after lap until at the end of the
seventh circuit of the course he had lapped
Dingier. Nazzaro. Cedrino. Campbell, White,
I.ytle. Sartorl. Chevrolet and Christie and was
leading by over twenty minutes. Such driving
and such a perfect machine were never seen
before in the I'nited States.
LAKCTA'S BRILLIANT WORK.
Lancia apparently opened up his Flat when he
received the word "go!" and never closed it
down. Foxhall P. Keene, than whom there is
no better authority on automobifcs racing in the
world to-day, was unstinted in his praise of the
foreigner. Mr." Keene said:
"I never caw such driving before, nor such a
smooth running car. There Is no one In the
race to-day who can follow the pace- set by the
After passing the grandstand for the sev
enth time, however, Lancia had tire troubles,
which dela-ed him. and he had hardly gotten
back on the track aarain before he was in col
lision with Walter Christie. Undaunted even
by this misfortune, the nervy Italian stuck to
the race with rare pluck and finished In fourth
place. The skill and recklessness with which
he drove are best illustrated, perhaps, by the
fact that he always took one hand from the
lever to wave when he passed the grandstand.
HARr> LUCK FOR FOX HALL KEEXE.
Next to Lancia the most popular driver in
the race was without doubt Mr. Keene. From
,he ft art he motored with care and brilliancy
and he had completed the fifth round of the
28 3 mile course In 2:20:83, and was going easi
ly In second place, with only Lancia ahead of
n ", m He looked to be a sure, second, with a
chance to win the race, when he started on the
gixtn lap. Then misfortune came upon him and
Continued on tearh peg*.
„ T Pewey * Bon. Cn.. IM pulton It, New York.
CONGRESSMAN GETS STAY.
Ten Months and Fine in Land Fraud
Case for Williamson.
Portland. Ore.. Oct. 14.-John Newton Will
iamson, Congressman from the 2d Oregon Dis
trict, convicted of subornation of perjury In
connection with land frauds In Oregon, was
sentenced by Judge Hunt. In the United States
Court to-day to serve ten months' Imprison
ment and to pay a fine of $500. He was also
reprimanded by the court for his failure to set
a good example In his exalted public position.
Marion R. Bigsrs. formerly United States Com
missioner, was given an equal penalty.
In the case of Dr. Van Qesner, convicted of
being a fellow conspirator to suborn perjury,
the term of Imprisonment was. because of the
defendant's ago and f eeblenes*. reduce « £«'-!?*!?
and the fine was doubled. Van Gesner as Will
iamson's partner in the sheep business,
or. his own- recognizance, but a bond l of ?4.<XO
was required of the two other defendants. As
«£ term of imprisonment is less than one- year,
the BenTence must be served in tho county jaiL
SAYS SCHIFFER IS HERE.
Colorado Officials Will Ask Police to
Find Missing Banker.
[By T«!egT»r>b to The Tribune.]
Denver. Oct. 14.— "1 know where Abraham
Schiffer is," said District Attorney Pilcher. of
Conejos County to-day- "He Is in the house of
Herman Schiffer. In New-York. His relates
are presuming on the, poverty of our little
county and take It for granted that we cannot
afff)rd to seek and prosecute him. In this they
S£ £& S" fcS^« «•-"" "''■'•"'■
Abraham Schiffer Is one of the officials of the
oef^^nk of Alamos*, Cal. On October 12
THE OTTNARBER CAJIPANIA.
Five of who* P«sen,*rs ™« *» led *» d «**»'*" Injured by «** ™"*
a reward of $500 was offered for tidings of him
by his relatives. They have said they feared he
had committed suicide. He was last seen. «o
cording to report, on September 28. on his way
to the Pennsylvania station.
W F. POWELL RESIGNS.
His Successor as Minister to Hayti
Chosen by President
Washington, Oct. 14.— The resignation of will
lam F Powell as United States Minister to Hayti
has been submitted to the President and ac
As his successor the President has determined
upon Dr. H. W. Furniss, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
a prominent negro. Dr. Fumiss is the present
consul at Bahai. Brazil. He will assume his
duties as minister to Hayti about November 15.
TO FENCE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE.
Pnblic Has Abused Its Privileges There. It
Ttl p estate of John T>. Rockefeller, at Tarry
town, is tc be closed to the public, and with this
end in view an Iron fence, which will be six
feet high and extend twenty miles, is now being
built. The work is under the supervision of John
D. Rockefeller, jr., and it Is thought that he ;
was the originator of the scheme.
Mr. Rockefeller has hitherto always allowed
the public to drive over his property, and it is
said that the privilege has been abused. The
borders of the lawns skirting the roadways have
been driven over and beaten down by careless
drivers, it is said, and visitors, it Is also al
leged, have been guilty often of stealing fruit
from the estat*. There is a public road run
ning through the property, and this will remain
open, but it will be fenced on either side,' and
gates will b« erected where the private roads
of the estate run into it. There are thirty miles
of private roads on the estate, which comprises
S,OOO acres. _
MME. EMMA CALVE ARRIVES.
Mine Emma Calv* arrived yesterday on the steam- I
er La Bavole St.* cornea to undertake her first
concert tour of America. The soprano was accom
panied by a retinue of servant*. Including three j
maids her personal chef, a chauffeur and her sec ;
retary She had no end of baggage. Including i
■bout thirtv-stx trunks and a Pan hard motor c*r. j
vme ''alv> will not sine in opera this year. or
*XXftfrJmS~ ot her mne * !n Enßllah -
GEORGE HEATH. WHO FINISHED JL CLOSE SECOND.
SIX PASSENGERS PERISH.
COMBER HITS CAMPANIA.
Steerage Stricken — Panic in First
Cabin — Trcenty-nine Injured.
Five steerage passengers were washed over
board In a furious sea last Wednesday from
the deck of the Cunard Line steamer Cam
pania, which arrived here yesterday from Liv
erpool. The rugged liner, which in years of ser
vice has never before lost a life, brought to port
over a scoro of persons injured by the same sea
that carried the six passengers to their doom.
La Bavole. of the French Line, and th« Ameri
can liner Philadelphia were buffeted about by
the same storm, but weathered it without ac
cident or loss of life.
The survivors were terror stricken and did
not awaken to a realization of the disaster
until the ship was safely warped Into her pier
yesterday morning. Then there was a most
When the bugle sounded "all ashore" the im
migrants tn th» steerage, and. indeed, many
of the passengers who were shielded from the
storm by the stronghold of the first cabin com
partment, dropped on th & ir knees and thanked
God for deliverance.
The wireless report gent out Friday night,
which appeared in yesterday's Tribune, brought
an anxious crowd of relatives and friends to
the pier yesterday morning, and for fully two
hours the Cunard pier was a theatre of many
For sixty-five years the Cunard line has boast
ed of never having lost a life, and the officers
of the American agency were greatly affected
over the crushing blow to this record.
Mr. Floyd, of th« Cunard Line, remarked not
six months ago that a person was safer on a
transatlantic liner Th^n any other place m the
A huge quartering: sea which broke over the
port side of the Campania from the leeward at
1 P. m. last Wednesday was the cause of the
disaster. It washed the five helpless immigrants
into a churning sea as if they had been straws,
Over two hundred persons huddled forward on
the open steerage deck were drenched by the
same wave; over twenty were knocked down.
The force of the comber broke the gate of the
port rail, and the receding waters carried them
out as If in a millrace.
It was all done so quickly that any effort to
save the unfortunate ones was Impossible. The
gale was too furious and the waves too pon
derous to stop the ship. Such an attempt would
have meant death for ail, the boat's officers aver.
From the description of the sea. as given by a
cabin passenger, those washed overboard were
beyond all doubt killed within a minute after
striking the water.
For fully five minutes after the blow the
Campania listed to port, with the sea running
over her. The survivors In the steerage for
ward, in water up to their waists, clutched at
stanchions and everything secure to save them
Heroes we re numerous In the steerage and
among the stewards. The latter rushed in
among the helpless and shouted above the roar
of the sea as best they could to hold on and
that there was no danger.
FIRPT CABIN IN PANIC.
Meanwhile a panic reigned m the first cabin.
Many of the first class passengers rushed to tha
deck shouting for HO preservers, for they be
lieved that the ship would eventually go to the
Captain Warr never lest his head. He coolly
ordered the. doors closed and locked, and. with
the first cabin passengers secured, the crew was
able to care for the storage passengers.
Every one on board the Campania declares the
death dealing comber curled as high as the ship's
funnels. The ship's officers say that the seas
were the highest they had ever seen. Second
Officer Peel, who was on the bridge at the time,
was caught under the descending wave and
knocked unconscious. The bridge rail saved
The worst of the injured. Agnes Carlsen, a
young Swedish woman, both of whose thighs
ware broken, died in the ship's infirmary shortly
before the. Campania docked yesterday. Wat
son and Gave, the two deck stewards who
worked in the rescue, found her kneeling in a
corner of the deck, holding with both hands to
a stanchion. Fhe was praying feebly and bpgsel
them to help her.
They shouted to her to rise and get out of the
Oontlcood on aecond pace.
Th« Crystal Autumn air sharpens the pictures of
the Hudson Valley as seen from t>« comfortable
Da* Line Steamers. Music. Advt.
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LOUIS NAPOLEON SLAIN*
Rumor of Assassination of Governor
of the Caucasus.
Paris, Oct. IK — The "Petit Caporal" this
morning publishes a rumor that Prince Iv^uis
Napoleon, Governor General of the Caucasus,
has been assassinated at Tifiis.
There Is no confirmation of this rnmor from
official or other sources.
N. Y. FLYER IN DITCH.
Takes Derailing Switch Sear
Springfield — One Killed.
Springfield. 11l . Oct. 14 -The New -York flyer,
westbound on the Baltimore and Ohio South
western Railroad, went off a derailing switch
one mile west of the city Hmlts shortly afte t
leaving here to-night.
The passenger coaches were overturned ana
went into the ditch. One passenger. Mr?. John
Musch. of Virginia, was killed, and fourteen pas
TO KIDNAP NEW-YORKER.
Pat Cravce in Plot to Carry Of Well
Kvo:i'j7 Man's Child.
Chicago, Ocl 14. William A. Pinkerton said
to-day that Par Crowe, the alleged kidn*rr°r of
Edward Culahy, jr.. was suspected or complicity
in a well organised plot to kidnap and hold for
$30,000 ran?o !n the Child ot a well known New-
York railroad man. Th» name was refused by
Mr. Plnkertqn, bul h«- had considered the plot
of sufficient Importance to notify the railroad
The Cudahy kidnapping at Omaha occurred
several weeks after the New- York plot was dis
covered, and as the plan followed there was
along exactly similar lines Crowe's name was
never entirely removed from the investigation.
According to Mr. Pinkerton investigation
tended to show that Crowe had threatened to
assassinate General Counsel Spencer, of the
Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad Com
pany,'at Hannibal or St. Joseph, Mo., and then
V-idiiap a member of Mr. Spencer's family.
The Wst Shore Railroad Is th- $S 00 line to
Buffalo and Niagara Falls. T"p the Hudson and
through the Mohawk Valley.—
DR. ELIOT'S ATHLETICS.
Professor Says Harvard President
Was a "Professional."
[By Telecrnp'n to The Trihun* 1
Cambridge. Mass.; Oct. 14.— President Eliot of
Harvard is a professional athlete, according to
Professor Edwin Hall, of the same university,
having taken part in a contest for which money
was offered as a x>rir.», th» contest being won
by the team which he was a member of. Pro
fessor Hall says that in his undergraduate days
at Harvard President Eliot was one of the Star
oarsmen in the crew which rowed for money.
They won. and the supposition is that the
money was divided. This would bar President
Eliot, under the rule now in force, from any
WOULD BE DETRIMENT TO CUBA.
Reasons Why Proposed Treaty with England
Is Not Liked.
Washington. Oct. 14.— Information from Cuba
that there is growing dissatisfaction there, with
the terms of the proposed Anglo-ruban treaty
has brought out here the fact that th» Wash
ington government, thoroughly appreciates the
reasons of the Cuban people for objecting to
th« treaty. The official view here is that the
treaty is "distinctively disadvantageous to Cuba
in that it precludes that country from renewing
with the United States her reciprocity treaty
which, under the present arrangement. Is effec
tive for only five years.
The Anglo-Cuban treaty. It is pointed out.
gives practically no benefits to Cuba and shuts
her off from receiving advantageous tr-atnv»nr
at the hands of the I'nited Statea.
WOULD WELCOME THE PRESIDENT.
Indianola, Without a Postoffice, Says
Moneys Remarks Were Uncalled For.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune 1
N >w-Orleans, Oct. 14.— The citizens of Mississippi
are much wrought up over the statement of Sen
ator Money. In Memphis, in which he expressed the
hope that the President would net visit Mississippi.
At Indianola. where, the feeling la most bitter
against the President, on account of the abolish
ment of the postoAoc because the people would not
have a negro postmaster, the county paper has the
following to say editorially:
Senator Moneys utterance that he hoped Presi
dent Roosevelt would not visit Mississippi on his
Southern tour was certainly uncalled for, indiscreet
and a slam against that Southern chivalry always
extended to welcome a stranger within our gates.
We people of Tndianola have no particular desire
to see the President, as he can have no desire to
visit this town. but. however much he has wronged
and maligned us In the post, he would be given a
hearty welcome, and would he just A3 safe as at
the White House should he honor us with a visit.
NEGROES CONVICT NEGRO MURDERER.
[By Tele»r»ph to Th» Tribune 1
Memphis, Term., Oct. 14.— Jim Wilson, a
negro, on trial for the killing of another negro,
and defended by ■ negro attorney, all of whom
are ex-slaves. Insisted on his right to a Jury of
his peers. He picked twelve other ex-slaves.
and his case went before his own jury. Never
theless. wil*f*» —*« convicted nt munler in the
HEMERY AT WHEEL OF HIS CAB.
IVINS GAMPUrA OPENS.
qVABTEBS AT BRESHS+
Big Rush to Sign Hearst Nominal
The Republican campaign got In fall swing
yesterday when William M. Ivlns. the candldata
for Mayor, opened headquarters In th« Hotel
Breslin. at Broadway and 29th-s*. Mr. Ivtrw
spent the forenoon looking for quarters, and
finally decided on the Breslin. By night he had
the rooms open, a staff of stenographers and.
clerks organized, and was In touch with the lead
ers in the various district?.
Now that the ticket is in the field and th«
voters have had time to measure up the candi
dates, platforms and policies of the three parties.
the politicians say that an exceptionally Inter
esting three cornered flsrM is in view. The Re
publican chances, they say. are greatly enhanced.
It Is known that Mr. Ivins is an excellent cam
paigner. It is believed that he will draw largely
from a class of voters that th« Tammany people
hoped to get; that Is the independent Demo
cratic vote. He is assured of practically every
Republican vote. The leaders are enthusiastic
It may be said now that the Republican district
leaders at the outset w-re not enthusiastic for
fusion. Th« leader of an Assembly district or
ganization is always in favor of making a
straight fight. He says fusion vitiate* his forces
and that be prefers to fight under the straight
Republican banner. Now that a straight Be
publican ticket has b*en named, the leader* ar«
taking their coats off and going to work in
earnest, There was great activity at Republi
can county headquarters yesterday, and It was
announced that there would be no let up and th«
most effective kind of a campaign would be
waged. . _
The Tammany forces have Suddenly awakened 1
to the fact thai it is not going to be as easy as
they anticipated. Hearst is an unknown quan
tity When the Tammany leaders talk among
themselves they admit freely that practically
every vote Hearst will get will come from th*
Tammany ranks. What this vote is they can
only conjecture, but they admit that it will be a
big one. Estimates ran?" from 60,000 to 150,
000 With Hearst drawing from them on the
labor Socialistic and municipal ownership end
and Ivins attracting the higher class of inde
pendent Democrats, they view defections in two
ways on the straight ticket
rVTNS GETTING UP STEAM.
Mr. Tvins did not have much to say yesterday.
"We ar« Just getting up steam," he declared.
"I made my stand pretty clear at the county
convention. I will have more to say later. All
T can say now is that I believe we will make
daily gains right up until election day. I think
the undercurrent Is with me."
Mr. Ivins will be the guest of the Republican
Club next Monday night. This Is the night oC 1
the regular monthly meeting of the club. He
will make an address on the local Issues. It Is
expected that ther- will be a large attendance.
The Tammany leaders are now keenly alive to
th» fact that they hare a hard fight on their
hands, and are preparing to meet it. The bad
nominations on the county and borough tickets
have greatly weakened the city ticket, and Mc-
CleDmn will have to carry the dead timber sad
dled or him. It may prove to b© too much of a.
task, the leaders say.
Hearst is going to make an aggressive cam
paign. He opened headquarters in the Hoffman
House yesterday, and his rooms were, thronged |
all day. In the afternoon he visited the head
quarters and met many of the leaders. Among
those he talked with were Judge Samuel Sea.
bury -who is to head the campaign committee;
Melvin G. Pa'lis-r. who has charge of the nom
inating petitions; Coroner William J. O*Gornnan.
jr of The Bronx; Robert Stewart, of Brooklyn.
and many others. Delegations from varlcu.
organizations called to pledge their support to
the Hearst ticket. Several hundred Democrat*.
who said they were, members of the Tammany
General Committee, were among th« visitor?.
They will support the Hearst ticket. Ex-Mr.a
tor Ford the candidate for Controller, was pres
ent In the afternoon. He declared that the ticket
would receive one of the biggest majorities ever
given in a municipal campaign.
PATROLMAN THE FIRST SIGNER.
The nominating petitions for the Hearst-Ford-
Stokes ticket were distributed yesterday, and
some of the notaries public who went out after
signatures had amusing experiences. Robert C.
Blrkhahn. a notary who canvassed the West
Side, covering a part of the 15th and 17th dis
trict?, reported that ha was almost overwhelmed
by the great number of people who wanted to
get their names on the petitions. He began bis
work in 10th-ave.. la the neighborhood of 42d
st. When he drew the petitions out of his pocket
and asked some citizens to sign them, a crowa
gathered around him . ..„ _„,__,
•The crowd became so large." said the notary
afterward, "that a po lioeman sam*h?»5 am *h?» er I in
asked the cause of th« supposed trouble I to-.
formed him of what I was about to do and he
then Vie 5 V,e other f^ows foryrvu
t Hnnhr if there is a nian in the Police uepart
m?r" who wm net support the Hearst ticket/
The'pnHremnn then lined up the crowd which
hvthtatlm* numbered about two hundred. I
h?M ,h, Mtlttons my hand, and though this
la- a sonSinat inconvenient method of filling
r£m .no one complained, and in less than
naif an hour I had one hundred signatures."
SEES RVAN WORK IN "AD."
C. JT. Shearn Says Paid Agent
Works for McClellan.
Clarence J. 6hearn. personal courts*! tor Will
iam R. Hearst, candidate for Mayor on the
Municipal Ownership ticket, said yesterday, ln