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V 1V 1 IAVIII .V> 22.505. FIRE ON AMERICANS TBIED TO CROSS RIVER. Mexican Troops Disregard Flag of Truee — Rigid Censorship. rßy Telegraph. t» The Trfb cat-] ' Bar Antonio. Tex-, June 27.— Reports from El Fio. Tex^ state that Sheriff Robinson of Alverde County, Tex., and Collector of Customs Dow, of El Rio. -were fired upon to-day by Mexican troops, -when they tried to cross the river into Mexican territory, under protection of a flag of trace. The Mexicans are guarding the border following the attack on "Las Vacas yesterday. Firing continued on the Mexican Fide of the river all day. A!? communication in cut off between Texas and "Mexico and the Mexican government will permit none but censored news to come to this country.. . Reports from Del Rio and Las Vacas to-day rinSrm the number of casualties in yesterday's clash at Las Vacas as between forty and fifty. This is tlie estimate given by Sheriff Robinson «n<J Collector Dow. REBELS TAKE JIMENEZ. 'Late Reports from Del Rio— Entire - Border A roused. (By 7>l«crapl: to The Tt ibunc 1 Galvcaion. -luxio ,7 --L~i.te reports bom Del Tex., say ifczit the town of Jirninez. Mexico. thirty rules above <'iudad rornrio Diaz, has faJlen into the hands of the revolutionists and that the former city -will be attacked late to to-n.'ght or early in the morning. Keporfs from "Del Rio tl£s evening says that fifty Mexican revolutionists w^re captured BborSy ■Her noon to-day about five miles north of Las Vecas. Mexico, the town attacked .;. '-st^rdav. The revolutionists were evidently t 3B_kir._r their way to cross the Til-* Grande into Texas when overtaken by Mexacan rurales. A •fight resulted, but the revolutionists were at a disadvantage, having little ammunition. Ten miles out of Del Eio a sheriffs posse discovered ■ cave in which nearly one thousand puns were secreted by the revolutionists. While Ibe officers were removing the arras they were surprised by a band of Mexicans, who had crossed the Rio Grande, and a few shots were exchanged, but the Mexicans were too many for the five deputy sheriffs, who were soon over powered, and the revolutionists recovered the puns and »scap<sd back into Mexico. The •■• m border on the Mexican Bide is sroused and in sympathy with the revolution ists. Nearly two hundred Mexicans were iwarfed tip last night by the Texas sheriff and possea.- but were released this morning »pon Infractions from Governor Campbell that Texas li -Rittmut jurisdiction for the present. The fafenl authorities have sworn in two hundred f*s>£ty: United States marshals, who are mount ed and are guarding the border. iCZuirV (>VR PROTECTION. 'Meiican Rebel* Involve Govern ments in International Question. :;«iico City. June 27.-The uprising in the ttathera part at this republic have now become tbs subject of international correspondence. Communications from Minister of Foreign Af fairs Msiocal we're we* to the State Depart ■nri at Washington to-day. This condition [arc*, cut at the fart that the raiders who shot 'up the to-n of Las Varas yesterday are now °n T~a« ami and claiming the protection of •■' United States. In an interview granted the •wrm-pondent of The Associated Press to-night. VW-p rfeFi *,nt corral declared that the pov •niiaent bad succeeded in unraveling the con £<n_y ,>, prompted the recent attacks «■ the towns of Viesca and Las at as in •*bMi . number at IN- were lost, considerable Pr^ertjr destroyed and F--0.000 in cash secured fcF th*> locterß. ... ._ •This whole trouble has been caused d <■!««! tta Viee-Pre*idenU "by three ag tators "♦ho are at present Riding in the Lnited R«t«. , M Enrique Flore Magon. of Us ****.: Thomas Sara-Ma, of Fan Antony T<x.. who goes by the name of Thomas T_ W& ..<■ Amon,o P. **-*»Uy appeal"* to «rtain or w : J£ t ::; Startw. inciting then, to £ld certain *^£«-J WDBW D 8 for tS purpose of robbing *£*£» •efi sov.rntn.nt office^ under >h •£££££ •WcouKl be thus rals^ for the «•*«»• of •n*sed revolution- «mc«led attack 'It was planned to make a coB r , •. Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican borfer to»n gte E« Paso, on Ciudad Porfi^-^ **He Kaglc Fa*-, Tex.; on L*** vac . & Rio Grande from Del I««. -jdgl _ ha iai , couple of other Interior ~f - I'^ D as to TO b the banks and office* "Th, Mexican Conmi at Bl P«J« * aUtnor i- affair and informed the municipal a . r*.!..^^^, 1^ : ' TZTr* RETURN $11.75 Jll-76 CHAUTAUQUA LAKE AND H ; U. ««"J™ *^!n« July I and July ~ V \ rMI- < »n> ces ' - yj - JljJ t? wlrhin M day*. ■ A r l ' l \, lt lkiin.--'*. dvU S2i Fulton SU. "'*>" ■T->~n~:^awJ^^ .NEW-YORK. SUNDAY, JUNE 28. -FIVE PARTS.— SIXTY PAGES. SYKACUSE winning THE eight-oared sheli; race at poughkeepsie, with Columbia -. second ■ (Photographed for The Tribnae by th* Pictorial ?*ew« Company.) SYRACUSE ROWS TO BRILLIANT VICTORY COLUMBIA CREW FIGHTS HARD TO THE EXD. Cornell Proves Surprise in Desperate Finish — Fifty Thousand See the Big Regatta. RESULTS OF THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REGATTA. •Varsity rtchf-oar»*i «hell race— Won by Syracuse, with Columbia second and Cornell third. Time. 18:34 1-5. •Freahman eirht-oared «hrll race — Won by Cor nell, with Syracuse second and Columbia third. Time, 9:29 S-5. •Varsity four-oared shell — Won by Syracope. with Columbia second. Pennsylvania finished •**•- ond. but was disqu»lifi>d- Time, 10:52 4-5. [Bj- Telegraph to The Tribune.] roughkeepsle, N. T.. June 27.— 1n a brilliant and breathless finish Syracuse swept over the line here to-day a scant half length in front of Columbia and thereby won one of the greatest eight-oared 'varsity struggles in the history of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. With the bow of 'its shell not far enough behind for open water to show, still in perfect time and holding on desperately after a fierce sprint, was Cornell, beaten again after three victorious years. Then came Pennsylvania, and finally Wisconsin. Fifty thousand persons saw the race. The winner's time was 19 minutes 1-5 sec onds Just 41 seconds behind the record made by Cornell on July 2, 1901. The cup won by Syracuse to-day was presented in 1898 by Dr. Louis L. Seaman., of Cornell. To show what a wonderful race it was and how well matched it is interesting to note that only 26 3-5 seconds separated the first and last shells. Columbia and Syracuse own Poughkrepsie to night Syracuse has more to be enthusiastic about but Columbia has more men to be enthu siastic and a mighty good crew to cheer. Few of the collegians have left town, and there are no eigns of a lull In the storm of noise before Tiof'of betting was done by the Columbia men against the Pennsylvania^ on the Proposi tion that the New Yorkers would make a better showing in the three races, and this gives the Columbia men an opportunity to celebrate with wen lined pockets. They lost little on the 'var " VeTor'was a fiercer race rowed, and for two and a half miles there was no open water "tween the five shell* in the race. Then * an to of alf Then Pennsylvania, which had £ C't-Sl" drop^d back. ar,d the strug- L,t lay between Syracuse and Columbia. ' CORNELL FRESHMEN WIN. The Cornell freshmen saved Courtney f*m mm nCU Tn J2 SvraSsl Then a quarter of a llCr t:, J <h* b Cornell, with course No. 1. mile below the briag buoy mar king the * mMhed thl hen and putting the Itha course. ™*f™ Zcr A moment later Perm- C T 7a fou SJ Columbia, and. though both sylvania f^ Columbia had stopped for crews finished *" r * wem dlwi uallfled. a few -^'^^ore perfect conditions for There were never mor »~ breatn a rega tta of'flags clinging to ° f St \Z e «d even^n the stakeboat,. in thC MdlToftte stream, the little flags were ft, middle of the stlrred the water> US TL rivtr could not have been better for • .r It wL hot-it always is on the Hudson 1!^" not -much so for comfort and for once * I of rain marred the pleasure of the Slt-S. who lost their voices cheering the C The°briniancy of the scene during the races J s worthy of that fierce struggle in the var- Tv Ice aT many yachts as In previous years :/ r /here to form a half mile line at the finish^ ,♦»,«» hie excursion boats, steaming up from and v ..k a- rived just before the four oar N " V b,ean '" on, cam. the delegates gath ntce '"",:. York for the Phi Gamma Delta * r n,lrm and on others came hosts from I:;:;;; i Columbia and Pennsylvania, unable to lot "eai's on the observation train and preferring Si ( o, deck- of the big steamer*. COLUMBIA COLORS EVERYWHERE. K|uc and white flashed everywhere— on the \ f the river, all over tbe observatiot, tr*Jn IT," on v-^hts and boat?, canoes, and every <on«lnu«-d on eighth P"K' ■ DEWE vs "SPECIAL SEC" CHAMPAGNE DEWEYS SPEU ) method. i •"■'•''';•' in *«£ ■*']$ ' KuUoli St.. New York. • j T. «>ev.»y & fco»» "-" —Advt. Story of * Varsity "Race at a Glance. r°F :::: ! h ? i ? r a B*4 p 19:S9 m S=s=::: »V* U f* «j - ;• 4 , 4 ,, 19:523.5 Pennsylvania... 5 lg J£ ™ «J «4 J J r ™d an ivL well jUr«» race and .purtM at th« right time. Columbia fourht on and mmSmSZ 7HSL W^onS^ lXn> -»* Utak. at Ko. Z. collapsed. Pennsylvania raced a. 1* trained for a two-mile •trus»le. ■ _^ — —^— -^ — "L" CRASH HURTS 50 Hits Another on Third Avenue Run ning at Full Speed Down Grade. More than fifty persons were more or less seriously injured yesterday afternoon, when a seven-car northbound Bronx Park train ran head-on into a three-car northbound 139 th street Third Avenue train at 101 st street and Third avenue. The most seriously Injured were: BOUMA.V. John. No. 2202 Second avenue, broken leg, Internal Injuries. CLIFFORD Edward. Ttartclcy street. Flushing, Long Island lacerations, head and hands. T>ON'NEU/r. Catherine. No. 83 Watts street. Newark. DOMKEIA.T. KATHERINB. No. 217S Third avenue, In juries unknown. GOLDBERG. Henry. No. 1935 Third avenue. Injury to nip- KHOLL. . Jacob, addresa unknown. scalp wounds and XTETELMAX. David. No. 680 East 140 th etr««t, puncture of left hand. ' ITKEEVER. Lizzie, Unfonport, X. T . lacerations. MOORE. Charles. No. 207 East 104 th street, cut* on bead and hands. - - - > . FHII>L.IP'"S. Fred r>«. >&y, 2098 Third avenue. »rs.lp wounds. . ■ SHAW, William, address unknown, possible Internal in- Juried. • Of these Shaw, Bouman and Catherine Don nelly are in the Presbyterian Hospital. It was 4:20 o'clock when a train, composed of three cars, running between City Hall and 129 th street on the Third avenue elevated line, with Matthew Kelly as motor-man, had drawn out of the 99th street station and had approached a point just south of 101 st street when the emergency brakes became locked and the train came to a standstill. Before Kelly could send back one of the train crew to flag the next train in the rear the Bronx Park train, crowded with nearly six hundred passengers, coming down the grade after leaving the 99th street station, crashed into the rear car of the 129 th street train. The im pact of the two coaches could be heard for many blocks, and no sooner had the sound of the splintering woodwork subsided than the air was filled with frantic shrieks of men. women and children, who, imprisoned in the crowded cars, were making terrified efforts to climb through the windows and the doors. The force of the collision had jammed the first car of the rear train for nearly half of its length into the rear coach of Kelly"s train, both cars leaving the tracks, and the rear car. which had received the full force of the crash, was left hanging partly over the elevated structure, in a perilous position. "While the crowds in the coaches were battling their way out of the mass of humanity and wreckage, some one passing In the street below turned in an alarm of flm. Within a few min utes Hook and Ladder Companies 26 and 13 were on the scene and quickly ran ladders up to the tracks, the firemen shouting to the strug gling passengers to take their time and they would be taken down to the street in safety. Many women and children, heedless of this ad vice, ran along the tracks, some to clamber up on the platform of the 99th street station, while others ran north to the 106 th street station. Still others, temporarily crazed by fear, at tempted to climb down the pillars of the struct ure to the street. SAFETY DEVICE WORKS On© element which might have caused a far more serious accident in the collision, the burn ing of the woodwork of the trains by contact with the third rail, was lacking. It bo hap pened that when the crash came the shock of the collision caused a short circuit and this shut off the power from the deadly rail with .the aid of a patent tafety device, for use in just such emergencies. Simultaneously with the appearance of the firemen the reserves from three precincts— the East SBth street, the East l<Mth street and tho Fast l-'6th street police stations— came down the street on the run. and for more than twenty minutes they had a fierce batUe with the thou sands who had turned out from the neighboring: tenements and were swarming about the street. In imminent danger of being hit by pieces of the wreckage, much of which had fallen to the trolley tracks below. After a aemblance of order had been restored, a Bystematic search was begun for the more seriously injured among the passengers. By means of the laddera the injured were conveyed to the street and attended by a score of doctors from the Presbyterian and Harlem Hospitals. Drug stores and hallways were thrown open as emergency wards. Soon after the arrival of the police they placed j,?hn Hytond. motorman of the rear train, under arrrat charged with malicious mischief, while jr hn Kndman, the conductor on the B ame train, was also held as a witness. Both men were taken to the 104 th utreet Mation and locked up. a^ n investigation by the police, under the di < nntimicd on third p««e. DON'T BE SIULY, Buj Planter* 1 I»C Uungaloe tea for 3dc lb.-A<m. TORNADO RAZES TOWN Six Killed and Scores Injured in Clinton, Minn. Clinton. Minn.. June 27.— A tornado struck this town this evening, killing at least six per sons and injuring scores. The town was almost entirely destroyed. TRAP MAX BY REWARD. l 1 But Woman Fails to Get Back Jewelry Lost Last May. A negro woman with a red rose In one hand and a pocketbook containing $150 in the other, which she was. instructed to hand over to the man who should say, "I believe you have some thing for me," stood at the 59th street entrance to Central Park yesterday invraing- She was worried, but held the red rose in full view for the sake of identification. She did not have long to wait. A man repeated the words agreed on and departed: but although he did not realize it at first he was followed by Central Office men who had been hoping for a month to catch him in connection with the disappearance of rings valued at $1,000 which Mrs. Paul LaCroix. of No. 275 Central Park West, lost or had stolen on May 16 while at the Casino Theatre. The rings were in a handbag. The man was arrested after a long chase. He said he was a butcher, named William Lewis, of No. 2t>o West 11th street. He declared he did not have the rings, but saw the advertisement and thought he per ceived in it an opportunity to make some money. He was charged with attempted extortion. The police advised Mr. LaCroix to insert the advertisement which resulted in yesterday's meeting. } ROBERT SIEVIER IN JAIL. » Charged with Attempting to Black mail Barnato's Nephew. ! London. June 27.— A great sensation has been caused in English sporting circles by the ar rest to-day of Robert Sievier. editor of "The Winning Post." and one of the best known sportsmen in this country, on the charge of at tempting to blackmail "Jack" Joel, a nephew of the late "Barney" Barnato, "the diamond king." Sievler was arrested at the Sandown track at the afternoon racing and was brought to Bow- Street in a motor car, where he was remanded to prison for hearing on Monday.' He is charged with having threatened to publish a defamatory article about Joel unless the latter paid to him $25,000. Sievier Is on" of the heaviest plungers in England." He was the owner of the famous mare Sceptre, which won nearly $200,000 in stakes and was sold to W. Bass for $125,000 after Slevier had lost a fortune through the mare's failure to win the Derby. Robert S. Shier for many years has been called the most daring speculator ever seen on the Brit ish turf. It was reported that W. K. Vanderbilt. In 1302, offered him $210,000 for Sceptxe. ' Sievier was born of a good family, and Is well educated. He has been in turn a bookmaker, an actor, manager of. a betting agency and editor. On several occasions he has been stranded finan cially, but in later years he was the. owner of fine thoroughbreds, acquired with the results of plung ing. In 1904 Sievier lost a libel cult which he brought against Sir James Duke, who had charged him i with being a thief, a card sharper and a murderer, saying also that Sievier had caused his • horso Sceptre to be pulled in the Derby. The Jury In th« [ • case decided that Sir James had not committed any I libel and mulcted Slever in the cost of the suit, j Slevier married Lady Mabel Bruce, sister of th* ! fourth Marquis of Ailesbury. It was a runaway match, two days before the date fixed for Lady Mabel's marriage with another man. Sievler has j travelled in most of the British colonies, where he ; left a record for big winnings at gaming. » CONFERENCE OVER GEO. H. DANIELS. ' Physicians and Members of Railroad Man's Family Mcct — Patient Shows Weakness. ; [By Telegraph to The Trlbun* ) Lake Placid. N. V., June 27.— A conference has ' been in progress up to a late hour to-night at the ! cottage of George H. Daniels, the veteran railroad ! man. on Signal Hill, near the Stevens House, at I this resort, attended by members of his family, i Dr. J. WUliston Wright. Tils physician, and Dr. i Samuel B. Ward, professor of theory and practice j in the Albany Medical College, who came up to night. . Mr. Daniels is able to lake only little nourish ment, and Ills consequent loss of strength has caused his friends considerable anxiety. At th.> clo5» of Hie conference neither physician would make any statement for publication beyond paying that there «ai no change In the patient's condition. DELEGATES TO THE DENVER CONVENTION MR. BMTAN HAS MORE THAN 'A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY. 727 Delegates Are for Him, «8 for Johnson, 11 for Gray and 212 Are Uncommitted. Thirty- four delegates to the Democratic Na tional Convention have been chosen since The Tribune's last table of delegates-elect appeared. •on June 21. Full state delegations were elected last week from Georgia and Vermont. Neither state gave Instructions. The North Carolina State Convention was in deadlock for three days trying to nominate a candidate for Governor. The selection of delegates was therefore delayed. Of the thirty-four delegates chosen during the week all are uncommitted. The call for the national convention fixed Its membership at 1,002, the Philippines being ex cluded from representation. Six Philippine dele gates have been chosen, however, and will apply for admission. Of the 972 delegates so far elected 727 are Instructed for Mr. Bryan or com mitted to his support" by resolutions of prefer ence or public announcements. Twenty-two are for Johnson,- 11. are for Gray and 212 are un , committed. ■ Mr. Bryan has the support of 74.7 per cent of the delegates so far elected. The distribution by states, territories and de pendencies among the various candidates of the 972 delegates so far elected is shown in the fol lowing table: : " Wi af i s2 * S - P■! M I ; ? •: 1 I : . I ill : : : p- I . . ' ; ■ Alabama •"■"."".'."**" i 221 — 1 — 1 — Alaska I •! ~~ ! —I — Arizona • • I "I — — I — Arkansas — « — — I — California 20 — — _ Colorado. 10 — — — Connecticut * ~ — 10 Delaware -- — — • — District of Columbia *> — — — Florida * — — _» Geor«ia — — — M Hawaii « _ — — Man* • - S — — — Illinois M ' — — — Indiana — •£ — — — . lo^a a »"::::::::~"'.v.\\v.v.\:::\:::.\ » — _ Kansas — •••- -"I Kentu.-kv 2"! — — , — Louisiana. — » — . — — Maine ) «l — — I « Maryland *\ — j — 1 - Manachusetts "♦ — —I » Michigan - 2S| V— I — t ; — Minnesota — '— ' — — Mississippi — 2° — — — Missouri ■■ — — — Nebraska -•.••■ '•• — — — Nevada • — _ — r ~ New Hanpshiio — m — — - New Jersey — — I — -* New Mexico • — I — — " »w York _ _ ! — •* North Dakota * — — — Ohio — ■ 4 2 ~~ ~ Z Oregon , •' ~_ Oklahoma " — — „_ Pennsylvania — •« — ° a. Porto Rl<-o — ~ 7 Phoda island * ~ ~ * South Carolina ■»£ South Dakota •• * — — - Te.nn*sß»# 11, Texas 3 «j — ~ ~ Ttah 5 Z _ > Vermont ~! ~ ; Virginia -*' ~ — " Washington -- 1? ~ ~" ~" West Virginia | ]*> — — "Wisconsin j «**: Wyoming 6,_6 ,_ — '~~ Totals • .nr| £251311 213 ' — — - — ■ Note. Contents ans belr.ar made for fix seats from t>>* District. ef Columbia by an uninstructed delegation and for six seats from Idaho by a rival Bryan delegation. Total membership of th« convention of 1903. 1.002. Necessary to «• choice under the two-thirds rul«, 668. - ■ j Thirty delegates are still to be elected. 24 from I North Carolina and 6 from Montana. BROKEX RAIL FATAL. Hurls Locomotive Into Hudson and Kills Trainman. The engine of a construction train on the New Tork Central Railroad at Greystone plunged, into the Hudson River early last evening, kill ing Nicholas Grlziani, one of the train crew. William Donahue, the engineer, and Stephen HyeHson, the fireman, saved their lives by jump ing. A broken rail caused the accident. Grizianl was sitting on the cowcatcher of the engine when he heard warning cries from sev eral of the construction gang who were stand ing on an embankment a short distance away. He. tried to jump, but was caught as the engine lurched forward, and was killed almost Instant ly. Palo I^>ngo, who was seated on the cow catcher beside Griziani. was hurled int.* the river, i>ut escaped injury- H. M. HANNA BUILDS $35,000 STABLE. •". [By Telesraph '•■> Th« Tribune 1 Cleveland, June 27.— For the convenience of his ten thoroughbred horses H. M. BUM has built a $35,000 stable, a building more pretentious than the homes of many of Cleveland's wealthy men. The structure is on the Lake Shore Boulevard, oppo site the Country Club's golf grounds, and is th* handsomest and best equipped etable in the Middle West. .There are thirteen rooms for the use of the horses ¥"■' seven living rooms for servants. FULL SUMMER 6ERVICS *t UM t£i iXst in effect June :9th. — Advt. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TAFT VISITS PRESIDENT OTSTZR 8.1 r COXFERES'CE National Committee Chairman . To Be Chosen July B—Loeb8 — Loeb Declines. tßy T«l«*r»rh to Th» —-•>•;— Oyster Bay, June 27.— Secretary Taft and Gen eral Luke E. "Wright -were in confarenc* with President Roosevelt at Eagacsora Hill nearly four hours to-day, discussing War Department affairs. Two hours after Mr. Taft arrived Frank B. Kellogg and William I* Ward. Republican National committeemen. came to Oyster Bay and drove to Sagamore Hill, where they took part in the conference. One result of Mr. Taft's visit was to set. al rest the rumors that William Loeb. Jr.. secre tary to the President, might be made chairman of the Republican National Committee. It waa made clear to Secretary Taft by Mr. I»«t> that ihe did not desire the chairmanship. Mr. Taft is reported to have said: "If I am elected President next fall you may have any office which it is within my power to give." "I have made all arrangements to go into business on March 4 next," replied Mr. Loeb. "and will not take another political office under any circumstances. My prospective business associates have heard rumors that I was think ing of taking the chairmanship or some other political position, and I would like to reassure them by making this announcement as emphatic as possible." The Town Board was in session this mft»»rr?<w»i when a report reached th* office that Secretary Taft was about to leave Oyster Bay. "It would be no more than proper for us tc adjourn and go down in a body to say goodby to him," remarked Supervisor Paynter. "I move that we do so,** said Road Commis sioner Moore. In less time than it takes to tell it. the board adjourned and proceeded down Audrey avenue to the railroad station to show the Republican candidate the proper honors. . Nearly all the rest of the town was there. The platform was crowded with baby carriages, small boys and girls, and summer boarders. As the time for the departure of the 2:40 train approached th» younger element became excited and the town board a bit nervous. One automobile and car riage after another swung round the curve leading from the Co\» Road and Sagamore Hill, and the engineer of the train climbed Into his cab to get busy with the throttle. "I'll hold the train a little bit for him." sat* the conductor. "I don't have tf;e honor of hav ing the next President of the United States every day." "Here he comes!" cried a youngster In the crowd, as one of the Secret Service automobiles rolled into view and stopped before the station. The town board made ready t> welcome and bid farewell to the candidate. "I Just came down to tell you that I had de cided to go to New Tork by auto." said the Sec | tary. "I told you newspaper boys that I'd see | you when I left town, and didn't want to ran away without keeping my word. There Is not ; anything very important to relate," continued Mr. Taft, smiling amiably, although a battery ! of cameras was industriously snapping at his ' face. "I came principally to talk with th« \ President and General Wright about War De partment matters, end did' so. We had a very i satisfactory visit, and I have promised to be at the War Department with General Wright next Monday and Tuesday and initiate him into th* j workings of the office. " "Was the chairmanship of th» national com mittee discussed?" Secretary Taft was asked. - "It seems to me that I heard an echo of th* chairmanship while up there," he replied with a laugh. "Ward, do you remember what It was?** William I* Ward, who- sat next to him in th» auto, smiled and shook his head. ■? "I don't think I heard It distinctly enough to get his name," continued Mr. Taft. "But I don't mind saying that we will hold a meeting In Washington on July 8 to settle that matu». 'It will not be decided until then." ' . "He- will have to lose the train: that's all there is about it,'* said the conductor, giving the signal to the engineer. . "I did the best- 1 could .for him. and will probably get the. mis chief for it. We will have to make up the lost time between here and Mineola." - After Mr. Taft had submitted to a few moro snapshots and said goodby to the crowd, h's automobile turned around and started for Long Island City.; „; ■ "I guess we might just as well go back to the hall." said Supervisor Paynter to» the other members of the town board. *I wonder if he knew we were here?" asked Road Commissioner Moore. General Wright left Sagamore Hill shortly after Secretary Taft. and went to the home of Bourke Cockran. at Port Washington, with tie intention of paying a visit to- ex-Governor luV\ ; who was his colleague on the Philippine commis sion. Hubert Bridges. Lincoln Stiffens and Mr. i and Mrs. Henry L. Stimson were guests at Saga more Hill this afternoon. Secretary Taft disappointed the people of I Oyster Bay this morning. It was expected that he would arrive at 12*10 p. m.. and arrange ments had been made to give him a rousing re- July 4th at Thousand Ulands. Exceptional trip: delightful 4 days' outing. every expense, only $lh *■■>; extension Montreal and Lakes . day*. $45. , Write T. U. Uendrickson. 343 Fulton St.. Brooklyn.