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\ *^^ ' T«-nn.rmw. f a)r and warmer; nortbwwt wind*. J* £j \V- l ORR, TILSDA\, JUNE 10, 19tfD*' l>VJbL\x!i 1 AVJIIItO. Th* Tribune Association.
- r plunges Off Pier at West o6tk
Street — Tico Escape.
ihcr tragedy ■■• added to the already
•jst caused by chaufreurs using their em
js' automobiles without their consent when
-re car belonging to Mrs. C. S. Elehash, of
a) "West S6th street, widow of Dr. Clarence
Eleiias*. an eye and car specialist, of
■ nnk'vn driven by John Bauer, of No. 24
Lane, Maspeth. Long: Island, and con
' ; ,< nP five of his friends, plunged into the
■^-ib River at ."tith street last night, four of
£ K occur& r - ts i^ing: drowned. As the car hit
ct-r.cr ieee Bauer was thrown clear of his
! Vhile J° hn Nolan, living in 30 th avenue,
We«i44th and 4Mb struts, Jumped 10 safety.
3 automobile at the time of the accident,
«j}-s<»s Bauer, were Mr. and Mrs. John Cole
** r" of £« S3] <-.*■: .".Ist street: her sister,
Sinia Knight, eight years old. of the same
fl^es?: aiiss Adeline Berdon. nineteen years
*ifl'of the same address, and John Nolan. Bauer
*as fished out of the water a few minutes after
the accident.
•fffiliam Collins, of No. • V>T West r>Tth street.
_,* -R-ilUam -herty. of No. 536 West 55th
%tt< dived off the pier and recovered all the
fjjj^ -with the exception of that of the little
.SsitW Cirl.
Thf ,h -r oe bodies were found in the automo
'" juv.,;^ that the victims were unable to
r v --- the accident.
According to a number of persons who saw the
"aredy the. car was going down 56th street at
T speed of .-:• least twenty miles an hour. As
* Ht the siringpiece The car turned completely
over A moment or two before the big machine
jjctiped Into the river the women cried out in
mjann. Several persons were at the end of the
-ie- a few seconds after the car disappeared
found Bauer floundering about in the water.
He was pulled out. The chauffeur pleaded that
vjy friends be saved, but nothing could be done.
t*&s held on a technical charge of homicide.
It was a little before « o'clock when John
Baser appeared at the West 47ih Ftreet station.
•a command of Acting Captain Kelly. Drenched
ts the skin, he walked up to the captain and told
ta be ma? in charge of the car at the time of
the accident. Bauer said he did everything he
coald to Stop The machine, hut he was unable
in ' ■'.." it.
•1» was shout a quarter of six." Bauer said.
•rtea I went down to see my friend Cowman,
rfco ■was a member of the 12th Regiment, to
ci him if he intended to go away this summer
Ira vacation. When I reached Coleman's
tsa* his family asked to be taken for a short
fere. I told them to come along.**
i!ter they left the Coleman home Bauer said
fejwent along Tenth avenue, when they met
User of Mrs Coleman. She was asked to ac-
Cpany the party, but she said she expected
C Jcr party, supper at any moment and
- :rp -r at any moment and
•JfcUned to go.
At ?*th street th*>y turned west and went
...,.- th* river. Bau^r paid Ik moment they
rs ch^d th« pier the car skidded and he lost
contrail of it. He tri"d tr> run the car against
UK of the trucks <^n the pit at the time. With
t bnun<s it Fpransr forward on a straight course.
At: instant lar*>r it hit the gnlect and went
rrer Ther^ was a crash which could be heard
irr some distance.
Collins and Dougherty, who -w-ere on the pier
a the tine, hsd boot stripped off their clothes
Ed were diving into the river. Just as soon as
me would enme up the other would dive over.
TV water was nearly twenty-five feet deep at
ti* time and the diver? had great difficulty in
— line th*> bottom. It was nearly an hour be
tee they brought up the third body.
The crowd and the policemen* joined in cheer
lot (be two amateur divers, and one, more af
fected than the rest, approached Collins, Faying
isaetfcing about heroes.
"Heroes, nothing." replied Collins, "and medals
■wear.. What we want is some good booze,
Slick, to warm us up. Can't you see we're
*ii>d to thf- boneT* And inside of a couple of
«unu*« the two divers' wants were liberally
A- a late hour last, night a police launch was
Jftm to the scene dragging for the body of the
'Jtete KirL
TV autorr.ohii*- was kept in the private garage
c ? Frank J. Gould, at No. 216 West BBth street.
Hit Eitbath said last night that the car had
teen taken out without her permission. The
■awr. the rar was kept at this garage. Mrs.
•■■ten said, was because she was engaged to
«irr> E. H. Harned. Mr. Gould's private secre
At No. T>A Weft ."Ist street, a woman who
**2fl Bfce war 2T aunt of John Coleman said that
% nephew refused at first to go, but it was
*£rtmgh the persuasion of Nolan that he and
** "*'!?• finally consented. Nolan If still miss
fc f- Acting Captain Kelly has detailed several
* » phisclottes men to look for him. It is
fciieved that h* is still too frightened to appear
«fej be is tnown. Coleman and Mies Berdon
■*( wj ksov n in the district la which they
Lackson. of No. 494 4th street. Brooklyn.
5" cc% C f those who saw the accident. He is
j*«ntlutu In charge of a hoisting machine on
*»pjer and he was standing beside his engine.
***n the automobile shot past. He told the
Ml* that he thought the machine was going
!*Wttwenty mUca an hour. The chauffeur was
Spoony doing his utmost to stop the big car. he
■It. Latks-on jaw Nolan jump, and a moment
■>» str>od lascinated while the car plunged to
*** bottcn of the river. Then he sprang to a
and Eummoned aid.
*** car was not damaged much. It was re-
by the barge Cunil*orland.
CamU TL-irid. which lay alongside the pier.
r-«ear -«ea a drnrck and, with the aid of a bif?
Wb« iron, firiied to get hold of the atitoino
'*• Finally a wheel was caught and. working
S. 01 * • I *tfla*w. U» «en brought the rear "
** «»r to the surface; Hopes were bound
**■« the wheels and the vehicle was lifted
"" ■? the water and Krune IM»" the pier. It.*
T^fcr v._ 50,250 N. V. f and it was found t*
*« «c high |,o W er. The total damage to
"**«J-»i!i not exceed I3QO it I, bettered.
*»cmi, v! . : . was called from Roosevelt Bob
"*>.*• it arrived at the pier a few minutes
r accident, but there was nothing for
g ttrseon to do. Bauer was practically ■■•■-
'** ara Nolan had disappeared, m it was !m
""^le to teij v, hethf-r be had bean hurt.
* T R'»ay to mtv^ for *l! social events,
... &- Ron, Co.. ISB Fulton St., New rortfc
British Court from Shanghai Tries
Subject at "Seoul.
Seoul. June 15.— M. Miura. the Japanese resi
dent Governor of Seoul, appeared as the prose
cutor of E. T. Bethel, a British subject, who
was arraigned to-day in a British court ap
pointed under order of the privy council. Bethel
is charged with spreading sedition through his
newspaper, published in Corean.
The court consists of Judge F. St. Fourn* and
a prosecuting attorney, both sent from Shanghai
by the British government at the suggestion of
Ambassador McDonald at Tokio.
The prosecution said that It would prove that
the publications In Bethel's vernacular news
paper were largely responsible for all the. dis
turbances in Corea. M. Miura asserted that the
Corean government existed only subject to the
direction of Japan. He further said that he be
lieved that there were twenty thousand troops
now In Corea. and that l.alf the country was dis
'. M. Cross, a lawyer from Kob£, who is de
fending Bethel, asked for a jury trial, which the
Judge refused. Cross contended that no Jap
anese control existed over Corea, that the Co
rean Emperor was supreme in domestic affairs
and that therefore M. Miura could not prosecute
Ticket Exchange Clerk Yells When
77><7/ Tni to Hold Him Up.
Four men. bent on robbery and armed with
loaded revolvers, entered a foreign ticket ex
change in Newark last night and made an un
successful attempt to hold up Emil Seidelberger,
a clerk- Thr«»e of the quartet beat him on the
head with the butts of their weapons, but his
outcry scared th^m off, at the same time alarm-
Ing the neighborhood and summoning Patrol
man Fitzsimmons. who captured Walter Merner,
of Xo. 57 Falrview avenue, Newark.
Merner. it is said, made a confession, which
led to the arrest of August Siver. of No. 98
Ferry street, that city, said to have been in
th» quartet.
The quartet engaged Seidelherger in conversa
tion over the *=ale of tickets to a foreign port.
As the clerk turned his back on* of the men
Ft ruck him a blow which dazed him for a mo
ment. SeidHberger shrieked with pain and the
intruders became frightened. More than a hun
dred « itizens joined the policeman in the chase
aft^r Merner.
State-Wide Prohibition Blocked —
High License Bill Adopted.
Baton Rouge, La., June 15. — Louisiana will
not become a. prohibition state during the term
of th^ present Assembly. Thi<» was decided to
night by the House of Representatives, when
that body by a vote of 58 to 47 Indefinitely
postponed consideration of the Doussan bill pro
viding for a referendum on Btate-wide prohi
The Shattuck high license bill, making the
minimum local license $50f> and the minimum
p'.ate. license 1200, was passed by the House to
right. 82 to 25. The effect of this bill will be to
increase the state revenues between 1250.000 and
1300,000 annually.
Dr. Darlington Says Loner Death
Rate Means Decrease in Excesses.
The city death rate for last week was 15. 25, as
compared with 16.35 for the same week a year
ago, from which Dr. Darlington, the Health
Commissioner, made the deduction last night
that New Yorkers were returning to the normal
lif^. He said that excesses were decreasing
among all daaaee.
The comparative decrease In deaths accord
ing to population was 167; the actual decrease,
124. Th" most marked falling off was in the
institutions, from 514 last year to 466 this year,
and in the tenement houses, from SSB to 508.
There also was a decrease in the number of
deaths below the age of five years, which Dr.
Darlington attributed to the work of the medi
<al inspectors among the tenement house
fugjtiv.es locked jail.
Bji Simple Method Prisoners Made
Good Their Escape.
[Pv T«>!«»£Taph to Th* Tribune]
New Castle, Perm.. June Because they took
time to relock the inner and fourth doors of the
Lawrence County jail, which they picked to
night, Lewis Downing, alias Lewis Wendell, of
Pittsburg. and Edward "Williams, of this city.
made good their own escape and prevented a
wholesale fall delivery.
The men. convicted of pocket picking and of
stealing railroad brass, respectively, and await
ing sentence. wer<» seen to run from the jail by
the wlf* of th<» Sheriff. She found the doors
locked, however, and was convinced no prisoner
had fled. By the locking In of fix convicted
murderers, another man accused of murder and
ihree prisoners charged with felonies, the two
gained more than an hour's start on pursuit, and
the Sheriff atlmif* he is at a loss to effect their
ISy T'l^rarih to T!i# Tribune.
Worcester. Mass.. June 15.— Announcement was
mad« to the parishioners of St. Caßlmtr's Church
to-day by the new parish priest that Bishop
Heaver had rcfusf-d their npplicatlon to have an
auditing committee, but Instead had ordered that
cash roisters be put in the church.
They will be placed at the entrances before next
Sunday and then tho churchgoers must give up
their flimra at the door, paying as they enter and
can Bee their money roistered. In this way the
bishop expects to do away with the tangles, finan
, ,-,] and otherwise, in which the new priest found
the affairs of the church on JiJs arrival here a
week ago. f
By TV-I«?r.i,ih •" Th«- Tribune.]
Boston June 15.-Count<*B Fannie Yon Kotta*,
a member of the famous Mecklenburg family, has
arrived In Boston to study Christian Science under
Mrs Eddy She will stay indefinitely and when
«he" feels prepared to teach the cult will return
to her home. Frankfort-on-Main, to spread the
doctrine there. Mm says *h* has been a Christian
sSeftJ-* for five years and that the faith is fast
61 dine in Germany.
• i-.i n . irl'inv of the work of the E^pubUran
BullrlUi* ' p "'".* n „ fhirago will be poMed at fre
2£2£W53-3ff f«nt ot* «he Tribun. BuHdißg.
brfJnnluß tl»i» mornin*
Tenxporary Chairman of th« Republican National Convention.
Prisoner Accused of Robbing Mexi
can Sugar Refining Com pan?/.
A young German, who. the police say. is John
Herzfeld, recently a cashier of the Mexican Na
tional Sugar Refining Company, at Potrero,
Mexico, was arrested here yesterday on a charge
of grand larceny.
The complainant is Albert H. I^awrence. treas
urer of the company, whose office is at f'o. 32
Broadway. He charges that the former cashier
on June 9 appropriated $2,900 in gold from the
company's office at the Mexican plantations and
fled over the border.
At Police Headquarters an additional charge
of carrying a concealed weapon was made when
a magazine pistol was discovered in the prison
er's overcoat pocket.
"If I had known you were a detective and about
to arrest me I would have blown out my
brains, "' he is alleged to hai c said when the
weapon was found.
H«» wore several diamond rings, valued at
Jl.rvOO, and had a number of loose precious
The police say he told them that he Wt Mex
ico City with a woman h»» had known for three
years, whose nam*>, he said, was Alice Thornton.
She left him at Cincinnati, he added.
Lightning Causes Workman to Jump
Over Edge of Airshaft.
Antonio Ulbino, thirty-five years old. of Xo.
289 Norfolk street, Newark, was instantly killed
yesterday afternoon by falling through the air
shaft of a new building at No. 191 South 7th
street, that city, to the cellar, t-ixty feet be
low. His brother Überto narrowly escaped a
like fate.
The brothers and others were at work on the
roof of the building when a heavy shower came
up. They ascended to the fourth floor for shel
ter and were standing close to the airshaft when
a flash of lightning caused all hands to jump.
Antonio went over the edge of the shaft and
fell to his death. Überto fainted and fell on the
very edge of the shaft, but other workmen
pulled him away from further danger.
Bloomfield. June IS (Spe.cialV— Lightning struck
the home of Mrs. J. Fletrh.fr Smith, at No. 42 Sta.t<?
street, this afternoon, stunned Mrs. Smith, struck
the chimney and ripped a hole in the roof.
Mrs. Smith was unconscious for half an hour, and
It was believed at first that 6he had been killed.
Bought the Hamilton with $350,000
Which He Borrowed.
i ßy Tol'-sxaph to Th* Tribune.)
Newport. R. 1-. June 15.— Sensational testimony
was given here to-day before Judge Mumford.
in the Superior. Court, of Rhode Island, in the 6Ult
brought by the National Bank of North America
against B. R. Thomas, concerning the relations
between the defendant and C. W. Morse. The
bank is seeking to get control of valuable prop
erty here supposed to be owned by Mr. Thomas
In order to liquidate a claim against him. accumu
lated while Mr. Morse was administering the af
fairs of the bank.
In his evidence Mr. Thomas told how he bought
the Hamilton Bank from Mr. Morse, buying it
with $350,000 that he borrowed from the National
Bank of North America, which was then under
Mr. Morse's control. Mr. Thomas also told of
borrowing $50,000 from Mr. Morse by having the
Provident Life Insurance Company, of which the
witness was a director, deposit $100,000 with the
National Bank of North America. The case will
K o to the jury to-moirow.
Stone Masons' Union Finds Scheme to Give
. Work to All.
The Italian Stone Masons' Union, which baa a
membership of throe thousand; has made an emer
gency rule by which contractors can employ the
Mine men on the one contract for one week only,
the men to be replaced by other members for an
other week, and so on, in order to spread the
work in hand over as many members as possible
while the present conditions last.
This rule, which went into effect about two
weeks ego. Is generally lived up to by the con
tractors. The Italian stone masons have a monop
oly of foundation work, and some of the other
unions are to take, up the question of adopting a
similar rule at their meetings this week.
Bulletin* trlllnc of '•'•• work of the Republican
"'•--■ Convention ill Mileage will li* potted at fre
quent Intervals in front of the Tribune Buudlo*.
b^inninK I' I * morning.
Position Unchanged, He Says in
Telegram io Parsons.
Albany, June 15.— Governor Hughes will not
direct the withdrawal of his name for the Re
publican Presidential nomination. The Gov
ernor makes this announcement in a telegram
to-day to Congressman Herbert Parsons, of
New York, who is at Chicago. The Governor
states his position in response to a telegram re
ceived from Mr. Parsons.
The Governor's telegram follow?:
Hon. Herbert Parsons, Auditorium Annex, Chi
cago. III.:
Your telegram received. My position with re
gard to the Presidential nomination remains
unchanged. After careful consideration of all
the circumstances I do not find that any such
exigency exists as would justify me in directing
the withdrawal of my name.
Mr. Parsons's telegram, 6ent last night, is a?
Hon. Charles E. Hughes. Albany N. V.:
Feel it my duty to recall to you that the ver
batim instructions to New York County dele
gates from their constituents were to vote for
you for the Presidency until you either were
nominated or directed the withdrawal of your
name from the consideration of the convention,
thereby contemplating the possibility of a sit
uation for action by you and placing upon you
the decision as to how we shall vote in every
emergency. Every one concedes that Taft's
nomination on the first ballot is a certainty.
May we know, when the state rif>lf>gation meets
at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning, what your
decision is. so that the New York County dele
gates can discharge their exact duty to their
constituents? In loyalty to your Presidential
candidacy we naturally decline to urge any New
Yorker for Vice-President, despite requests from
other states. Your decision about Presidency,
therpforf. directly affects crystallization of sen
timent upon a New York candidate for Vice-
President. except that we have reluctantly felt
compelled' to assure delegates that your deter
mination not to accept it yourself is irrevocable.
Republican Club Members See No
Reason for Him to Withdraw.
Members of the Republican Club, which was re
sponsible for the candidacy of Governor Hughes
for the Presidential nomination, expressed indig
nation last night over the attempts being made to
Induce him to withdraw his name. "Impudent"
and. "presumptuous " were among the terms used.
It was in a speech before the Republican Club
that Governor Hughes announced his willingness
to bow to the wishes of the people and allow the
use of his name, if it should be shown that there
was a sentiment for his candidacy. At the same
time he said in the strongest possible way that
h- would make no effort to get delegates and that
friends of his candidacy need expect no special
favors and those who opposed need fear no re
\lthougti the feeling that it was unfair to the
Governor to ask him to withdraw from a race that
he had not voluntarily entered was strong last
night, the members of th« club were- careful, in
view of the coming campaign, not to say anything
that might stir up discord. That the, Governor in
declining •to withdraw at this time was taking
the proper attitude was the sentiment of all. The
subject did not come up for discussion at the reg
ular meeting, but later some of the members
talked to a Tribune reporter.
"The Governor Is perfectly consistent in the
stand be is taking," said Charles H. Young, presi
dent of th« club. "He could not be expected to
withdraw at this time. The club was responsible
for his entry into the race and has done and is
doing all it possibly can to secure his nomination.
The situation in Chicago among the delegates from
this state is not one for which either the Governor
or the club is responsible."
••I am fully in accord with Governor Hughes."
said Reuben Leslie Maynard. corresponding sec
retary, when he had read the dispatch from Rep
resentative rarsons to the Governor and the lat
ter's reply. "The candidacy of the Governor was
launched by the people and the delegates chosen
by the people without any influence in their se
lection on the Part of the Governor. In declining
to interfere with the situation now he is acting
with the same consistency that has characterized
bis conduct throughout the period of his Governor
•I should say that the attempt to get Governor
HttCbea to withdraw was a very impudent pro
ceedinf" said William Greenwood. "Those who
want him to withdraw now were never for him.
anyway. The delegates are responsible to their
constituents, who/ want Governor Hughes nominated
d the delegates should not try to go back Of
Their instructions."
"It was great presumption on the. part of Con
gressman Parsons to send the Governor any such
telegraph dispatch," was the way ex-Magistrate
Ommen expressed himself. "The Governor made
himself perfectly clear In his speech at the. club
here when he said he would make no attempt to
eel delegates. Those who have, been pledged for
him have been pledged by the people and are re-
Eponsinle to the people In refusing to go back
of the will of his constituents the Governor is act-
Ing In the proper way."
Trusts, Anti-Injunction, Tariff,
Railroad Rates and Currency.
Chicago. June l.V— The nv*» most important
planks of the Republican platform formulated
by President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft. and
drafted by Wade H. Ellis, Attorney General of
Ohio, and now in the possession, for considera
tion, of prospective members of the resolutions
committee of the national convention, are here
with given. They are the planks on trusts, anti
injunction, railroad rate, tariff revision and cur
The trust plank is as follows:
The Republican party passed the Sherman
anti-trust law over Diiinnrrattti onaoaatiaß) and
enforce it. after Democratic dereliction. It has
been a wholesome Instrument, for good In the
hands of a wise and fearless administration.
But experience, ha* shown that its effectiveness
can he strengthened and Its real objects better
attained by such amendments as will give to
the federal government greater supervision and
control over, and secure greater publicity in.
the management of that class of interstate cor
porations having power and opportunity to ef
fect monopolies, and at the same time will not
interfere with the operation of associations
among- business men. farmers and wage-earners
so long as their conduct or operation results in
a po&itive benefit to the public.
The anti-lnjunctlon plank is as foliows:
We declare for such an amendment of the
statutes of procedure in the federal courts with
respect to the use of writ of injunction as will,
on the on<; hand, prevent the. summary issue of
such orders without proper consideration, and.
on the other, will preserve undiminished the
power of the courts to enforce their process, to
the end that Justice may be done at all times
and to all parties.
Over this plank there is a very sharp contest.
The labor leaders are urging its adoption and
hundreds of telegrams are pouring in from
manufacturers and other employers of labor op
posing the measure.
The following is the tariff revision plank:
The Republican party declares unequivocally
for a revision of the tariff by a special session
of Congress immediately following the inaugura
tion of the next President, and commends the.
steps already taken to this end in the work as
signed to the appropriate committees of the
two houses which are now investigating the
operation and effect of existing schedules. In
all tariff legislation the true principle of pro
tection is best maintained by the imposition of
such duties ns will equal the difference between
the cost of production at home and abroad, to
gether with a reasonable profit to American In
dustries, and the benefits that follow are best
secured by the establishment of maximum and
minimum rates, which shall be applied auto
matically to the trade of other countries in ac
cordance with their treatment of our trade. The
minimum should represent the normal measure
of protection required for the benefit of our own
industries. The aim and purpose of the Repub
lican policy is not only to preserve, without ex
cesstve duties, that security against foreign com
petition to which American manufacturers,
farmers and producers are entitled, but a!.<o to
maintain the high standard of living of the wa^
earners of this country, 'ho are the most di
rect beneficiaries of the protective system. Be
tween the United States and the Philippines we
hpU^ve j n a f ree interchange of products. wKh
Fuch limitations as to sugar and tobacco as will
ay id injury to domestic interests.
The plank relating to railroads is as follows:
We approve the enactment of a railroad rate
law and a vigorous enforcement of the present
administration of the statutes against rebates
and discrimination as a result of which the ad
vantage.! formerly possessed by the large over
the small shipper have substantially disap
peared. In this connection we commend the
appropriation of $350,0*) by the present Con
gress in order to enable the- Interstate Com
merce Commission thoroughly to investigate and
give publicity to the accounts of interstate rail
We believe, however, that the Interstate com
merce la^w should be further amended so as to
give railroads the right to make and publish
traffic agreements subject to the approval of the
commission, but maintaining always the princi
ple of competition between naturally competing
lines and avoiding the common control of such
lines by any means whatsoever, and we spe
cially favor the enactment of such legislation
p.* will provide for federal restriction against
the ove issue of stocks and bonds by interstate
The currency plank says:
The. Republican party approves the AMrieh-
Vreeland currency bill, but only as an emer
gency measure We declare for a thorough and
new system of currency laws that will be In
accord with the needs of the times and which
will be more adaptable to the demands of busi
ness and more elastic in Its character as a cir
culating medium.
Proposed by Woman's League in Letter to
Prosperity Association.
[ By Telwrraph to The Tribune. 1
St. Loots, June 15.— The intention of the Wom
an's League of New York State to champion the
prosperity movement In its field is announced by
Mrs. Belle Do Rivera, president of the league, la
a letter received to-day by the National Prosperity
Association. Mrs. Rivera leys the league is en
deavoring to do for unemployed women what the
association has done for unemployed men by nam
ing an employment day In St. Louis. The league
will have, a prosperity day on August 15.
The Board of Trade of Portland. Ore., in a letter
received to-day by the National Prosperity Associ- •
ation asks co-operation in a movement to put a
muzzle on extremists in the Republican and Demo
cratic parties who are disposed to inject views
Into the campaign which will disturb business con
On Advice of Physicians West Virginia Ex
ecutive Goes to Asheville.
Charleston. "W. Va_, June 15.— The physicians of
Governor William W. O. Dawson of West Virginia
have Informed him that he has developed tubercu
losis. He left Charleston to-night for Ashevilie.
N. C, where he will spend several months.
Daughter of Mark W. Watson, of Pittsburg,
in Serious Condition.
Ocean City, N. J.. June 15.— Mls« Amy Mark Wat-
Eon, daughter of Mark W. "Watson, of I'lttsburg, wan
found urconnclous from gas yesterday in the sum
mer home of the family here. Mlsh Watson was
alone in the house at the time. She is still un
conscious, and it is feared she may not recover.
[By TVlefTsrh to The Tribune. 1
Pittsburg. June 15.— Fashionable circles here were
much excited to-night over word from Ocean City,
N. J.. that Mlfs Amy M. Watson had been found
overcome by gas. Mark W. Watson, her father,
is a wealthy glass importer. Mr. Watson, his wife
and daughter have lately returned from a tour of
the world. Miss Watson is something of an ath
lete. Her father was for years president of the
PJttsburg Club.
THROUGH R. R TICKETS net NT and Albany
eccepted on the Hudson River DAT LINE.- Advt.
Contention Oxer Certain Plank*
of Platform, hut Peace
Is Expected.
Convention called to order at noon by Harry
S. New, of Indiana, chairman of the Republican
National Committee.
Prayer by Bishop P. J. Muldoon, of Chicago.
Presentation of gavel to Chairman New,
Call for convention read by Elmer Dover, «f
Ohio, secretary of the Republican National
Introduction of temporary chairman by Chair
man N ew .
Address of temporary chai-man. Senator Juliua
C. Burrows, of Michigan.
Presentation of gavel to temporary chairman.
Election of temporary officers.
Selection of committees on permanent organi
zation, rules and order of business, credential*
and resolutions.
[Ry T>!»*ra;>h to Ths Ttfbune.l
Chicago, June l."».— The day before tre con
vening of the Republican National Convention
has been filled with speculation as to the Vice-
Presidential candidate, but has been without
material developments in that direct! -v A r.*»w
candidate has been suggested by General Worxi
ford. who considers Seth Low aa the :■•»-* «e.ec
tion which could be made.
There have be»»n numerous rumors of -war to
the knife over th« proposed anti-injunction and
Sherman law amendment planks in t ho platform.
and Speaker Cannon, Representative Tawney,
chairman of the Committee, on Appropriations,
and others have talked vigorously on the rub-
Ject. although the latest information f~- -. t-.n-r
circles affords some ground for th» expectation
that the dove of peace will hover over tha com
mittee on resolutions when it meets.
From Washington comes a report that the
administration has approved Governor Cummins
of lowa for Vice -President, but it Is unconfirmed
General Woodford, the manager for Governor
Hughes, as soon as the vote nominating Taft is
announced, expects to move to make the action
of the convention unanimous, fay:-? that he
does so at the request and by the direction of
Governor Hughes, who will do all that he can to
promote Mr. Taft's election and will make
speeches for him during the campaign.
There 11. a strong drift of sentiment toward
the nomination of Mr. Fairbanks for second
place, the assertion of his friends that he will
not accert not being taken seriously.
Opposition to Anti-Injunction and
Trust Statements "Active. 4
IBy Telesrnph to Th* Tribune. 1
Chicago, June — The air has been filled to
day with rumors of war over the platform to be
adopted by the Republican National Conven
tion. Speaker Cannon, who has all day been
heading an indignation meeting at the Union
League Club, having returned to Chicago to
save the party from the perils of radicalism, ha*
even threatened himself to go upon the floor of
the convention and speak, against those proposed
planks which he regards as the most objection
able. At Mr. Cannon's headquarters it was as
serted this morning that the draft approved by
the President and Secretary Taft contained a
plank declaring that labor unions and kindred
organizations should be exempted from the pro
visions of the Sherman anti-trust law. and Rep
resentative Tawney waxed furious In his, denun
ciation of this and the anti-Injunction plank. It
was also asserted that Representative Little
field, of Maine, had been telegraphed for. as it
was desired that he should command the> forces
which were preparing to combat the administra
tion policies.
Those close to the administration, who put
responsibility for the national platform largely
on' their own shoulders, deny emphatically that
there is in the draft which will be submitted to
the committee on resolutions anything exempt
ing labor unions, agricultural organizations and
kindred associations from the operation of th«
Sherman or of any other law.
These same authorities explain that some Te>
cent decisions under the Sherman law have
rai?d the question as to -whether any quasi
industrial organization, puch as labor uniona.
the National Grange, the Farmers' Alliance, +tc~,
can enjoy any legal existence whatever: that
there was obviously no intent on the part of
the men who framed the Sherman law to malls
it apply to the mere existence of such organiza
tions when organized for perf-crly pr r - pur
poses and when conducted with due regard to
law and order. Ths amendment proposed tm
the Sherman law. they instst. is merely a dec
laration that such organisations have the r.ght
to exist when properly conducted and not con
trary to law and order.
The fight on the proposed anti- injunction
plar.k is also being pressed vigorously, and Ita
opponent? claim to have made great progrew
with it. The usual custom of appointing a sub
committee of the committee on resolutions to
draft the platform will be pursued and th*»
opponents of the plank purpose to take ad
vantage of this custom to pack the sub-com
mittee againat it. It has not been .!
whether the EUD-committee shall be composed
of seven or eleven members, but it will be ap
pointed by the chairman. Senator Hopkiu*.
who has agreed to appoint Senator Crane, of
Massachusetts, and Messrs. Fordney. of Mich
igan; Payne, of New York; McCarter. of NVw
Jersey; Dalzell. of Pennsylvania, and other
ultra-conservative membt-rs of the commi
The work has also been pressed vigorously
among the several delegations, with the result
that New Jersey has instructed its representa
tive. Mr. McCarter. to vote against it. and it is
paid that the delegations from Michigan. In
diana. Illinois. lowa. Colorado. New York and
Pennsylvania will formally instruct or informal
ly request their representatives on the com
mittee to do the. same.
There are some striking indications to-nifh:

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