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pp } r Cr r >::-d Sees Struggle, in Spite
of Prohibition Against Betting
— Police Enjoined.
jaraes R. Keene's long cherished turf ambition
, ra s realized at Sheepshead Bay yesterday hen
Ballot, the four-year-old son* of Voter — Cerito,
-n-on the twenty-fifth running: of the Suburban
Handicap of $25,000. one of the richest and most
coveted fixtures of the racing season. "While the
frusr'*" through the stretch was little more than
a triumphal march for Ballot, inasmuch as he
had shaken off all opposition at the turn for
fconie, there was something about the finish that
■was thrilling If not spectacular, in the wild and
spontaneous shout which began when Ballot
passed the field stand and which swept through
tise big inclosure with a thundering roar as a
greeting for the victory of a great horse, for
Ballot set the seal on his greatness in the most
striking and convincing way.
The cheers and applause died away as the
cpeat and tiring field swept by the finish line.
tut was renewed with almost equal vigor when
Ballot came trotting back to the judges' stand.
as the crowd had learned in the mean time that
he had i only won a worthy victory but that
tit had run a mile and a quarter in the fast time
of 2:03. which was a record for the Suburban
and for the track, and within one-fifth of a sec
ond of the world's record made by Eroomstick,
■with 104 pounds up. when he beat Irish Lad a
fcead In :he beat Brighton Handicap ever de
Ballot took up 127 pounds yesterday, and.
working his way to the front In the first quar
ter, set a remarkably fast and even pace, and
lifter shaking off Fair Play, which challenged
resolutely at the head of the stretch, came down
through the long, straight stretch bucking half
a pale of wind and with Natter holding him to
gether, and won cleverly by a good two length*.
John E. Maddens King James closed resolutely
after dropping out of it rounding the turn, and
earned the place some four or five lengths before
August Belmonfs Fair Play, the winner of the
Brooklyn Derby and the horse which finished
second to Celt in the Brooklyn Handicap and to
Colin in the Belmont Stakes. Master Robert,
Dandelion. Bedouin. Frank Gill. Montgomery.
Gold Lady. Tourenne. Running Water and Elll
cott followed in order, tired and soundly beaten.
In spite of the prohibition against betting, be
tween 15,000 and 20,000 persons went down to
the perfectly appointed track of the Coney Isl
srfi Jockey Club to see the turf classic decided.
Once before, when Pontiac won. a Suburban had
fceen run without betting, but that was long ago
er.d wellnigh forgotten by those interested in
•ie sport to-day. The crowd was small as com
pared to those which have seen the race fought
out in recent years, but It was large under the
conditions -which now exist on account of the
*Av«Tee legislation at Albany, and indicated
clearly, according to the more optimistic follow
ers of the sport, that racing without bookmak-
Ing can live and be maintained on a high plane
If not on the same high scale. -
There was little or no betting on the Suburban
Or any of the other races, except between indi
viduals, and the same police conditions prevailed
as at Gravesend. Inspectors Flood and O'Brien
•were en hand with two hundred men in uniform
atd between fifty and one hundred detectives in
plain clothes. No arrests were made in the main
Inclosure, and there was not the slightest indi
cation of disorder of any kind, the police befnc
more careful about enforcing the law as con
strued by Assistant District Attorney Elder be
cause of a temporary injunction granted by Jus
tice Eischoff, of the Supreme Court, early in the
The Injunction was granted on the application
cf Day!---, Stone & Auerbach, counsel for the
Coney Island Jockey Club, on the ground that
the police were exceeding their authority in
making arrests and threatening to continue to
Co so of none who were not committing a
crime. The temporary injunction was, directed
against the police to restrain them from oppres-
Eion or from interfering with the patrons of the
club who were not violating the law. The or
der is returnable on Monday, when, after an ar
poeetrt it will be dissolved or made permanent.
The writ was served on Deputy Commissioner
Bak*r. who was in charge of the police arrange
ttcr- at the track, shortly before 2 o'clock. He
notified Commissioner Bingham by telephone
£sd advised his men to beep their eyes open, but
£ot to interfere unless an open violation of the
lav- occurred. When the news spread through
the crowd that a temporary injunction had been
obtained there seemed to be a general feeling
that betting would go on as usual, but this was
Quickly dispelled, and there was no l.ookmaking
Of any kind, although those who wanted to make
iniilvj-lual ,•= between themselves did bo with
less Eecrecy than on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bdruyler Parsons, one of the directors of the
Corey Island Jockey Club, said that it was the
purpose and desire of his club to co-operate with
the police in every way possible to prevent a
violation of the new statute, and that even in
dividual betting would be discouraged as far as
Possible until such time as the courts had passed
*s the questions involved. A man who stands
€t in the councils of the jockey Club explained
*£«• the granting of the temporary injunction
■■aY make it possible to get a ruling as to what
instituted a violation of the law without wait
1= S for the District Attorney to prosecute the
J^Hee court cases now pending.
The big, parklike inclosure of the Coney Island
hockey Club, improved and refurnished at a cost
c JL50.000. never looked more attractive.
Everything seemed particularly arranged to
Umnf the eye, and nothing was larking for the
««njileto enjoyment and comfort of those in at
t^ixSan-e. a strong wind blew off the ocean,
frighted with «alty (kwabaeaa, and one could
hardly ii.-v that he had oome down from a
}:"': "' and perspiring city.
The crowd went to the track by rail, by trolley
*°« by automobile. For the first time in many
y*tre than who were forced to accept the more
democratic way were not crowded, stepped on
•^d ruffled before they arrived at Sheepshead
but the trains were well filled, and it was
to imagine that racing was passing through
ix * darkest <j ays . judging from the number of
*«omobna« parked in the grove back of the
Sr&adstand one might have been led to believe
« sore than half of those in attendance came
Cc '* - a ■:■ luxurious .-;;.■ When the four or five
C'outiaurU «»u t.utli ►<«•-
Tn-imr. nhnirfm,
To-morrow, fair; •outfa winds.
One of Four at Cumberland, MdJ
Tried to Give Him a Bouquet.
TRy Telegraph to The Tribune]
Cumberland, Md., June 19. — Pour elephants
•were the feature of a demonstration' in honor of
Secretary Taft when his train arrived here to
night, on the way to Cincinnati. The elephants,
the property of W. W. Power, were covered with
huge white banners bearing the inscription:,
"G. O. P." In a brief talk Mr. Taft said:
"You are evidently good Republicans, for I
see that you have not only one but three ele
A voice in the crowd said: "There are four
and they form a committee to notify you of your
Mr. Taft laughed heartily. Baby Lou, the
smallest of the elephants, tried to give Mr. Taft
a bouquet with her trunk, but could not reach
Smashes Club Windows While Sec
retary Collects Dues.
A bomb said by the police to have contained
nitroglycerine was thrown at the front of the
house occupied by the Kanawha Club, the Tam
many organization of the 30th Assembly Dis
trict, at No. 12J> East 128 th street, last night at
8.20 o'clock, resulting in a loud explosion that
frightened two hundred of the club members,
damaged the steps to the building and smashed
most <if the windows.
Alderman Nagle is the owner of the house. At
the time of the explosion Daniel Coleman, secre
tary of the club, was collecting dues a/id had
SI.OOO in front of him on a table. The police of
th<» East 12fith street station thought it proba
ble that this fact was known to the man or
men who threw the bomb.
A man was seen to leave the house from the
basement and hurry toward Lexington avenue
and 12Sth street at about the time of the explo
sion, but had not been caught at a late hour last
Last night's? affair is the third of the kind at
Tammany district clubs within a year. It was
just about a year ago that "Nick" Hayes's club,
at Xo. 20S East 116 th street, was damaged by a
bomb, and more recently occurred the bomb
throwing episode at John F. Curry's club, at
No. 413 West 57th street. In the 13th Assembly
t •
Explorer Says He Will Start for the
Pole on July 1.
Commander Robert E. Peary needs only $10,
000 now to insure his departure on July 1 for
a three-year hunt for the North Pole. When
seen yesterday the explorer was In high spirits,
and with the same confidence he has maintained
throughout his campaign for funds declared that
he believed the $10,000 would be subscribed be
fore July 1 He has collected $40,000 recently.
"I am working night and day," he said, "to
raise the remainder of the $50,000 needed for the
expedition, and am giving what attention I can
to the work of getting- my steamer, the Eoose
velt, in trim for the start. Captain Bartlett and
my crew are working on her continually. She
is now in the drydock of Janr-as Shewans & Sons,
at East Houston street, but will soon be in the
water. I will stait out on July 1 completely
worn out. but I can forget that if I have the
$10,000. I trust in God and the generosity of my
friends. I have all the confidence allotted to a
mortal that on this expedition I will plant the
American flag at the North Pole."
Man Gives Alarm as Burglars Lorcer
Pal Through Roof.
Alfred 11. Stout, of the real estate firm of
Senior & Co.. of No. 1034 Broadway, while look
ing out of his office window last evening, saw
three men on the roof of the empty dwelling
house. No. 123 West 64th street, lowering a
fourth man through the scuttle.
St<>ut telephoned to the police station and the
reserves surrounded the house. The burglars on
the roof fled, but Detective Walsh entered the
houpe and f^und a young man secreted in the
bathroom on the top floor.
He said he was Henry Lang, of No. 6fi Am
sterdam avenue. The police say that he revealed
th*"- names of his companions.
Pittsburg Police Say D. G. Miller
Obtained Over $200,000.
{By T'-i^CT'Jr'h to The Tribune.
Pittsburg. June 19.— D. G. Miller, a distin
guished looking man. is locked up in the central
station charged with swindling prominent per
sons all over the country. Miller had in his
possession a ■<•«**" of letters, some of which con
tained the signatures of some of th« most promi
nent men in the country, including Secretary
Taft. Senators Knox. Penrose, Platt and La Pol
]ette: Governors Hughes and Folk; Congress
men Sulz*»r and Dalzell and others.
Miller, ft is said, claimed to be a lobbyist au
thorized to collect money to be used in obtain
ing the passage of a 2-cent fare bill through
the next Congress. The police also found in his
possession a list of five hundred names of per
sons from whom, they say. he obtained money,
the amounts ranging from $1 to $100 and the
total aggregating over $200,000.
Plans to Station Force at Corozal Political
Tension Continues,
Panama. June 19.— Arrangements are being mado
to place the United States marines on the isthmus
in camp at Corozal, whence they may be brought
in a few minutes to Panama should such a step
j.• necessary. The tension brought about by the
political situation in th* republic continues.
The news of the nomination of Secretary Taft
was welcomed by the people of Panama, who re
spect him highly. Domingo <]«• Obaldia, formerly
ranaman Minister to the United States and now a
candidate for the Presidential nomination in this
republic. nd a number ° his friends to-day tele
graphed their congratulations to Secretary Taft.
1 By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
St. Louis, June 19.— Five prominent St. Louis
men all lifelong Democrats. declared to-day Chat
they will vote for Taft if Bryan is nominate, ft
Denver. They are Festus J. Wade, president M*"'
cantile Trust Company: H. H. Hilllard. vice-presi
dent Mechanics* American National Bank; Judge
Wilbur 1 F Doyle. F. N. Judson. attorney appointed
with Judaoa Harmon by Roosevelt to Investigate
rebating by <■>• Atrhison Railroad. and James E.
Smith president it Louis Business Men's League.
. '. _ ' .', EcpublicaO'. candidate- for v Vice-PresidenW
* * 1* -
Luke E. Wright to Succeed to War
[From The Tribune Bur««u. 1
Washington, June 19.— Secretary Taft to-day
presented to the President his resignation, to
take effect on June 30, and it was announced at
the White House that Luke E. Wright, of Ten
nessee, would be appointed Secretary of War to
succeed Mr. Taft.
The correspondence between the President
and Secretary Taft relating to the latter's resig
nation is brief. Secretary Taft simply said in
his resignation: "I hereby tender my resigna
tion as Secretary of War, to take effect June
30, next."
The President in his reply said: "Your res
ignation is hereby accepted, to take effect
June 3<V"
Secretary Taft's relinquiFhment of his position
at the head of the War Department \yith t' c
end of the current fiscal year adds another
resignation to his already long list. No man in
official life in the country has so large a number
of resignations from prominent offices to his
He had already given up nine offices -when
he came to the War Department from the Phil
ippines, and his letter of to-day places ten res
ignations to his credit on his upward stride
toward the Presidency. Secretary Taft has been
Who is to succeed Mr. Taft an Secretary of War.
eminently fitted for all of the positions he has
filled, and it is perhaps without parallel that so
many Important positions should be given up in
the career of one public man in response to the
call of duty from one post to another.
Secretary Taft left Washington at 4:05 o'clock
this afternoon for Cincinnati to confer with Rep
resentative Hherman, his running mate on the
ticket. He travelled over the Baltimore & Ohio
JlaJlroad, and will reach Cincinnati to-morrow
The Secretary and party travelled in a Pull
man attached to the St. Louis express. .Mr.
Taft occupied a drawing room. With him were
James T. Williams, jr.. of the Taft poliltlcal
headquarters in this city, and the representa
tives of t*ie press associationß. Secretary Taft
arrived at the Union Station a few minutes be
fore the time for starting, and as he Canned
himself vigorously with his straw hat h<» re
marked to the newspaper men that to-day was
the twenty-second anniversary of his wedding.
Secretary Taft was kept on the move from
CoutiniH'U "ii koveulli i>:t£e.
Was Indorsed by Administration
After Long Discussion.
[By Tp]«»eTaph to The Tribune]
Chicago, June 19.— The selection of James S.
Sher.nan for second place on the national ticket
has been one of the happiest strokes of the con
ventlon, if the opinion of national committee
! men and prominent politicians is to be taken as
correct. Representatives of every faction in at
tendance at the convention have expressed them
selves as not only pleased with the nomination
but as convinced that it will go far to promote
the success of the. ticket.
In the first place, the elements which re
garded the nomination of Secretary Taft as their
defeat are immensely pleased. They are a com
paratively small faction of the party, perhaps,
but they were feeling sore, nevertheless, and
Bow'fbey feel that they hays won ecim-thing of
a victory.
"The 'steam roller* didn't run all the way over
us. They gave us a chance to exercise our own
judgment in the, selection of the man for second
place." said one of the most disgruntled to-day.
In the second place, tne effect on the New
York situation is declared to be of the utmost
importance. It unites the entire delegation and
all the factions in the, party upon a candidate
-who is popular with all.
"I regard Mr. Sherman as an ideal candidate
for Vice-PreHident," said General Woodford.
"His selection will have a most salutary effect
uu the party in New York and assuro* success
In November. I am going to Europe, but I shall
be back about the first of October, and I shall
support the ticket, making such speeches as my
ag«* and my health permit."
"You can say that tho Domination of Mr. Sher
man insures a united Republican party in New
York arid assures victory in November," said
Mr. Parsons. "The work of this convention
means another great Republican victory."
The same views were, expressed by Repre
sentative Payne and niany others in the delega
tion and every one regards the choice of the
Vice- Presidential candidate as peculiarly happy.
"It was a great victory for Tncle Joe" Can
non," said an DUnolsau who. until yesterday, re
fused to believe that the Speaker would not be
the ultimate choice of the convention
" 'Jim' Sherman was not nominated by the
'.oiitiuiird ua itcnail PN(*>
Utica Congressman Named for Vice-President on
First Ballot.
Murphy and Guild Next, with 11 and 75, Respectively—Conven
tion Closes with Demonstration for Ticket.
For President WILLIAM H. TAFT. of Ohio.
For Vice-President.... JAMES S. SHERMAN, of N. V.
* Sher- Mur- Shel-
Vote States ! man phy Guild don
~~22 Alabama I 19 2 1 —
18 'Arkansas 18 — — —
20 California 20 — — —
10 Colorado 1 — —
14 Connecticut — 14 — —
6 Delaware 6 — — —
10 Florida 10 — — —
26 Georgia 26 — — —
6 Idaho ! 6 — — —
54 Illlinois 51 3 -— —
30 jlndiana 26 4 — —
26 lowa 15 4 —
20 Kansas j 19 1 — —
26 Kentucky i 26 — — j —
18 Louisiana 15 II —
12 Maine 9 — 3 —
16 16j — — —
32 Massachusetts .. — — 32 —
28 Michigan 20 — 8 —
22 Minnesota 22 — — —
20 'Mississippi 19 1 — —
36 Missouri \ 36 — —
6 iMontana 6 — — —
16 'Nebraska I U — 4 —
6 Nevada j 6 — — —
8 New Hampshire : 8 — — —
24 New Jersey — ' 24 — r —
78 ! New York ' 78 — — —
24 North Carolina..! 24 — — —
8 North Dakota...) 8 — — —
46 Ohio 26 10 10 —
14 Oklahoma 14 — ] — i —
8 Oregon 8 — — —
68 Pennsylvania ... 60 8 — —
8 Rhode Island ... 8 — — —
18 i South Carolina...' 17 1 — —
8 South Dakota ... 8 — — —
24 Tennessee 24 — — ■ —
36 'Texas 36 — . — —
6 jUtah i 6 — — —
8 Vermont 8 ; — — —
24 Virginia 24 — — —
10 Washington 10 — — —
14 West Virginia.... 13 — —
26 Wisconsin 4 2 9 10
6 Wyoming 6 — — —
2 ! Alaska 2 — i — , —
2 Arizona | 2 — — —
2 'Dist. of Columbia — — —
2 Hawaii — —
2 New Mexico... 2 — — —
2 Philippine Isl'ds. 2 — — —
2 Porto Rico 2 — — —
"glo '■ Totals I 816, 77 75; 10
West Virginia— One for Fairbanks.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Chicago, June 19.— Representative James S.
Sherman, of Utica, was nominated for Vice
president on the first ballot to-day, receiving
816 votes. Ex-Governor Franklin Murphy of Now
Jersey had 77, Governor Curtis Guild jr., of
Massachusetts. 75, Governor Sheldrm of Ne
braska 10 and Vice-Presldent Fairbanks 1.
The nomination of the Utica Congressman was
made amid the greatest enthusiasm, and he be
came the hero of the hour, as he was at his
hotel, where the people could get at him, shake
his hand, tell him he was a great man and give
him advice.
The nomination of the Utlcan was never in
doubt after the close of the conference in Frank
H. Hitchcock's room last night. The entire- sit
uation was canvassed, the White Home was
called up, the weaker and less available candi
dates were eliminated and the field was grad
ually narrowed to New York's favorite son, with
Murphy and Guild in the "also ran" class.
The others fell by the wayside when their
booms were left without the promise of support
of sister states. The leaders soon learned that
Mr. Sherman was acceptable to both Secretary
Taft and President Roosevelt The Taft men
would have liked to see Senator DoDtver, of
lowa. Taft's running mate, but the internal strife
in lowa between th© Alllson-Do4liver ami Cum
mins factions irreparably damaged the chance
of any candidate from that state.
The success of New York in landing Sherman
a winner was due first to the united and enthu
siastic support of the New York delegation and
second to the hearty co-operation of -Uncle Joe*
A lot of skilful preliminary work had been
done by ex-Congressman Littauer, and as soon
as the Presidency was out of the way and the
New York delegates united solidly on Mr. Sher
man his triumph was inevitable.
The welding together of the factions In the
New York delegation was due to the persuasive
speeches in the caucus of State Chairman Wood
ruff. General Woodford, Representative Fassett.
Senator Page, Representative Parsons, ex-Mayor
Beth Low and Representative Payne. With the
solid backing of tho delegation the New York
men, by working hard tho greater part of the
night, convinced the leaders from other states
that tho only thing to do was to name a New
York man for Vice- President.
The effect of Sherman's nomination on the
New York delegation Is significant. Every one
is in high good humor, confident of success at
the polls in November and apparently willing to
work hard for the success of the ticket.
As soon as the news of the nomination of the
New York Congressman reached the Auditorium
a rush was made for the candidate. A shouting,
Jostling, laughing throng encountered Sherman
In the main corridor of the Annex, dressed in a
light summer suit, wearing spectacles, smiling
aivl sturdy. He gracefully surrendered to tho
crowd and began to shake hands. The corridora
soon became packed with people, all desirous of
doing honor to the candidate. Before the "un
attached" assemblage, got through with its con
gratulations down Michigan avenue was raeard
the band heading a procession of delegates from
the convention, which had adjourned ?ine die at
11:47 o'clock. The delegates and alternates car
ried two large Sherman banners and flve-ieel
flags. Mr. Sherman met them in the middle of
the street, in front of the hotel, and held an to
formal reception there, with the sun melting
everything but enthusiasm.
Headed by the candidate, the crowd went to
the New York headquarters in the Auditorium,
where another reception was held and where a
still larger throng pressed forward, to- shake
Senator Lodge, the permanent chairman of
the convention, and Speaker Cannon were nmow»>
the first to reach the Convention Hall, promptly
at 10 o'clo- k, the hour set for assembling.
Arthur I. Vorys, of Ohio, th© Taft manager.
was the first to catch sight of "TOadi Joe" and
he started the applause. Every one was feel
ing well, judering from his look 3. The Presi
dent's tribute to Secretary Taft, printed in the
morning papers, greatly pleased the delegates,
who liked to feel that their work had th© in
dorsement of the President.
Ex-Mayor Low, Henry W. Taft, Representa
tive Mai by. Senator Penrose and ex-Governor
Stuart of Pennsylvania were among the eariy
White flannel suits were plentiful. General
Woodford wore one. Many of the delegates took
off their coats and some of the newspaper men
rolled up their sleeves.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth were in
their seats before the business was under way.
Mrs. Long-worth was in white, the only varia
tion being a Taft medallion suspended from a
yellow ribbon.
The Taft managers, as soon as the Ohio dele
gates reported, sent the word around that Sher
man was the favorite. This was good news to
the New Yorkers. Senator Penrose helped the
good work along by saying that the Keystone
delegates, with few exceptions, were for Sher
Senator Lodge rapped the convention to order
at 10:2»> o'clock, and Rabbi Schoenfhaben. of
Chicago, offered prayer. It was the longest
prayer of the week, the doctor's supplication
being of a most comprehensive nature, and he
delivered it with his eyes wide open and with
Charles Osborn, chairman of the Michigan
delegation, made a hit when he moved that
nominating speeches be limited to ten. and
seconding speeches to five, minutes.
"You're a statesman." yelled a delegate from
Before the motion was put the Sherman boom
arrived, with a hundred horsepower band, and
with grave and reverend delegates like Depew.
Payne, Hendricks. Dunn and Hazard, waving
flags and yelling like, excited Magyars. Wood
ruff and Parsons were in the van. and there
were large pictures of Sherman. The vast audi
ence welcomed it with thunderous applause,
business hefaaf suspended while the paradera
marched clear across the hall. Many of ttM
marchers stopped long enough to shake hands
with Henry W. Taft. The singers were there.
too. with their
Hurrah for Sherman!
Ain't he a dandy?
Hurrah for Sherman!
He's th* whole blamed candy. Etc.
While the tumult was on the chairman an
nounced the rollcall of the states for the nomi
nation of Vice-President. State Chairman
Woodruff, who was sceduled to nominate Sher
man, did not hear him.
"Delaware withdraws In favor of New York."
said the chairman, as Mr. Woodruff was telling
some one how many votes they had for Sher
"The Chair recognizes Governor Woodruff of
New York." caught the state chairman's ear at
last, and before he knew it people were shoving
him toward the platform.
Mr. Woodruff's brief speech was well received,
particularly when ho said that New York was
the pivotal state. As he closed the New York
delegates sprang: to their feet and waved flags
and cheered, and they were followed by Illinois.
Michigan. Delaware, Kentucky. West Virginia
and others.
As one delegation after another Joined in the
uprising the cheers grew in volume. Then came
"Uncle Joe" Cannon to second the nomiaation.
It was his first appearance on th* platform, and
the delegates gay% him a rousing welcome.
The Speaker was a. study as he strode to tho
front of «£© platform. His left hand was Safe*

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