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Radical Injunction Plank Expected
—Many Seel: Second Place.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune 1
Denver, June 30. — In the minds of the major
.;■ .of the Democratic ' politicians who have
formed the vanguard of the inarch on Denver
two important questions have already been set
tle—the first, that the mooted planks in the
platform will be written In Mr. Bryan's most
approved manner and sent through the commit
tee, on resolutions with a whoop: the second,
that the choice of trie Bryaniies for Vice-Presi
dent, is Judge Gray, and. if he refuses, a New
Yorker, preferably Charles A. Towne.
At present there are one or two men in Den
ver who profess to believe that a halt can be
called on the .Bryanites when they attempt to
force a radical antl -Injunction plank into the
platform. One of these is Roger Sullivan, of
Illinois, who is keeping in close touch with the
eo-callcd ""conservative" Democratic leaders in
an effort to concentrate all available strength
against the Goinpers-Bryan idea and Sain at
least one victory in the convention. He has
no hope of doing more than slightly modifying
the proposed plank, and this with Bryan's con
pent, and to this end he is directing: a vast
amount of pressure to be brought to bear on the
"Peerless One" st the right moment. In this
he has the moral support and best wishes of the
practical politicians here, including Thomas
Tagrgart, but few of them share Sullivan's con
fidence and they look forward to an injunction
plank which will be substantially as follows:
. We favor such modification of the laws re
lating to injunctions as will, first, prevent the
Issuing of th*> writ in industrial disputes except
after notice to defendants and full hearing.
Second — trial of such by a judtre
ether than the one who issued the writ, and
allow a Jury to be summoned in all cases where
the alleged contempt is committed outside the
presence of the court.
Mayor Dahlman, of Omaha, who has be
come hot and cold several times since his
arrival here, in his latest statement says
Judge Gray is the ideal candidate for Vice-
President. This !s taken to be the pronounce
ment of the cracle at Lincoln, and Dahlman
says that Judge Gray will accept the nomina
tion. The Omaha Mayor also says that labor
■wads Gray after Mitchell, the conservatives
vast Gray above all things and that "he can
carry Delaware,"
Dahlman received a telegram from Lincoln
this morning saying that the Nebraska delega
tion would prefer Gray, but failing in this would
agree to any candidate put forward by New
"Fork. Bryan "would prefer Towne, Norman
Mack ■wants Chandler. Tammany Is said to be
favorable to Morgan J. O'Brien, -while the Con
gress coterie from the West and South wants
Harrison. '"As it appears to be Mr. Bryan's
convention," said a practical politician, "it will
probably be Towne as things look now."
That there is no dearth of aspirants for the
Vice-Presidency the following list of those men
tioned will attest:
Judge George Gray, of Delaware: Governor
J. A Johnson of Minnesota; William L. Doug
las, cf Massachusetts: Archibald McNeill. of
'" or r*.c *>•;:•• Governor Joseph V". "V.k o* Mie-
*-ouri. John W. Kern, of Indiana; Herman A.
Metz, Charles A. Town e, Francis Burton Har
rison, Morgan J. O'Brien and Lewis Stuyvesant
Chanler. all of New York; Governor Higglns of
Rhode Island: Senator Charles A. Culberson. of
Texas: Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois; Jeremiah
B. Sullivan, of Iowa; David Rose, of Wiscon
sin: ex-Governor William J. Stone sf Missouri;
Governor George E. Chamberlain of Oregon;
W. G. Conrad, of Montana; Tom L. Johnson
and Judson A. Harmon, of Ohio; Governor
Claude A. Ewanson of Virginia; Benjamin F.
Shiveley. of Indiana; Henry D. Clayton, of Ala
bama; David B. Francis, of Missouri; Martin
"W. Littleton, of New York; William Sulzer, of
New York; Augustus Van Wyck. Henry T.
Hainey and John C. Mitchell.
The Gray Presidential boom -was formally
launched to-day and headquarters were opened
"in the Savoy HoteL In the early afternoon a
corps of bill stickers went about the hotels put
ting up lithographs of the Delaware candidate.
No other pictures have been displayed as yet,
mv.ii the. Gray men got the prominent places Ib
the lobbies of all the leading hotels-.
Mr. Marvel, manager of the Gray movement,
■when informed of the sentiment regarding Judge
Gray as a candidate for vice-president, Paid;
"We don't know anything about that. It docs
not concern us. Judge Gray is a candidate for
President, and he is going to be nominated. We
are running him for President, and for nothing
asm** ' c* 1 -'
"The people out here." it was suggested, "axe
•Turning him for Vice-President, and It is gen
erally believed that Mr. Bryan favors him for
Ib* second place on the ticket.**
There is not a man In the country who could
tie placed at th« head of the Democratic ticket,"
said Mr. Marvel, "who would not like to hay«
Judge Gray for a running mate. We know all
about that, but we are not considering him in
the light of anything but a candidate for the
first place, nor must anybody else so consider
*(», If they do they are making a great mis
take, and they are wasting their time."'
When asked how much strength he expected
h!s candidate to Bbrrw an the first ballot, Mr.
Marvel said:
"He "nill get all of Delaware, all of Mary
land., a great part of Pennsylvania, probably all
of : New Jersey and many votes from the South.
"We are not making any specific claims as to
■figures, but this fact must be borne in mind.
There are lour hundred uninstructed delegates to
that convention. You ran draw your own con
clusions as to what that means, but it certainly
means something."
Mr. Marvel said that the name of Judpe Gray
m-oui'i be . presented to the convention by L. I.
Handy,*' of ' Delaware, and seconded by I". A.
O'Boy!''. chairman of the recent Democratic
ptate convention in Pennsylvania, among others.
The Johnson headquarters will not be opened
for several days, and the, date on which tbe
Bryan banners will be thrown out has not yet
ljeen > determined, but It will be on Saturday or
Funda^', after the arrival of the Nebraska dele
The force* opposed ■" a radical labor plank
were strengthened to-day by the arrival of
Charles G. Jlflfner, of Washington State, who
: . has,« the proxy of John V. Terry, ihe national
commltteemau from that state. Mr. Keifner
announced emphatically that the Pacific Coast,
**»4 particularly the Ftate of Washington, was
opposed to the adoption of such a plank as was
X;res«nted at Chicago by Samuel Gompers a:ut
Mother officials «jf the American Federation of
: lAbor.
* "Th% adoption by our party of gucb a plank,"
Continued on ««»>b<l p«fi«..
■ ' OOI>C AWAY OVEIt THE MO I Still' . /
••» ft* lUVIIAX TR1BIM: u» .oujj. a* >«iv iutit: \
r^r^^r^i 's££ ] NEW-YORK. WEDNESDAY, July £ 1908.-FOURTEEN PAGES.-^S^^U.
Suffrage Movement Eaih — Twenty
ninc Arrests Made.
London, June 30.— Contracted with the recent
orderly and impressive suffragette demonstra
tions, the attack on the House of Common? tn
riay was a comparative failure, and probably
win injure rather than advance the cause which
it was intended to serve. Nothing like the number
of suffragettes exj>v>cted appeared, and the
movement seemed to lack a definite plan and
organization. The real leaders in the attack on
the House remained behind at Caxton Hall,
reserving themselves, as they now explain, for
another invasion of Parliament on Thursday.
The police, mounted and on foot, were In
strong force in the neighborhood of Parliament,
and for two or three hours the streets were the
Irene of riots and skirmishes, caused by the
efforts of the suffragettes to break through the
cordon and reach the lobby. Many ruses and
disguises were employed for this purpose, but
none succeeded, and in the end twenty-nine
women were arrested, including two bold spirits,
who drove In a cab to Downing street and
smashed the windows of the Premier's residence
with stones, and others who chartered boats on
the Thames and tried to harangue the members
of the House on the terrace through mega
Mrs. Asquith and her daughter watched the
scenes from the balcony of a hotel overlooking:
Parliament Square.
Mrs. Asquith had been watching the crowds
in the street with her daughter and a governess,
but they were swept aw?y by a sudden rush of
the mob and somewhat roughly addressed and
handled by a policeman, who supposed they
were suffragettes. Mrs. Asquith then disclosed
her identity and the policeman escorted her to
safety in the hotel. She afterward expressed
her strong disapproval of the methods of the
militant suffragettes.
The Premier himself loft Parliament on foot
and passed unrecognized, although there were
enormous crowds around the House. There
were scenes of great disorder, but it is esti
mated that not more than 5 per cent of those
gathered in Parliament Square were women.
Several hundred women assembled at Caxton
Hall this afternoon, and sent a deputation to the
House to see Premier Asquith regarding the im
mediate grant of the franchise to women. At
the House the members of the deputation were
met by a solid body of police, and admission was
refused. The Premier, in a curt message, de
clined to see the deputation, which returned to
Caxton Hall, where its arrival was the signal for
a noisy denunciation of the government.
Swimming in East River, Tide
Carries Them Under Boats.
Two boys swimming in the East River off
7th street were drowned yesterday afternoon
about 4 o'clock. The bodies were recovered.
The boys were Max Featherstein, of No. 377
East 10th street, and Samuel Schneider, of No.
571 East 10th street. The bodies were taken
to the Union Market polfce station.
Thirty or forty boys were swimming in the
river at the time the two youngsters lost their
lives. The hco beys in some way became
<-aught between two canal boats. The other
boys heard their cries for assistance. Patrol
man Shiel, of the Union Market station, ran
down to the pier, as did Frederick White, of No.
2f>s Avenue C; William Ludke, of No. 151
<ireenpoint avenue. Brooklyn, and Edward Moch,
of No. 62 South Sth street, Brooklyn. The three
latter dived into the water, but were too late
to save the boys, who had been Ewept beneath
the boats by the swift current. They succeeded,
however, in recovering the bodies after a half
hour's search.
Launch Passes Near Bathers — Boys
Saving Eavh Other Drown.
[By Tflegrraph to The Tribune.]
Hartford. Conn., June 30.— Engulfed by a wave
from a large launch which had been recklessly
run among a crowd of bathers near Riverside
Park, on the Connecticut River, late this after
noon, Albert Farrrll, fifteen years old, and
Walter Kearney were drowned.
Each boy seemed to be trying to save the
other, when their strength gave out and they
disappeared when a boat drew near to rescue
The launch skipper said he. did not realize that
Tie was so near or that his boat caused such a
large v.aye.
Art Editor Badly Cut by Explosion
at Yonkers.
Three men were injured at Tonkers yesterday
by an explosion of fireworks at Jacob Schmele's
sporting goods store at No. 28 Riverdale avenue.
The whole front of the store was blown across
the street, smashing the big plate glass window
in John G. Stack's undertaking office.
Hayworth Campbell, art editor of "Every
body's Magazine," was passing the store with
George P.. Penchard when the explosion oc
curerd. Campbell was hurled to the ground and
Uadly cut about the head, face and bady. Pen
chard escaped practically uninjured except for
a few marks on his faae. James J. Fee, who is
employed in the undertaker's office, had one of
his arms cut by a flying splinter. L. Montague,
a blacksmith, was hit on the head with two
wheels of a baby carriage which came whizzing
acrnsi" the street.
Dock Builder Swept Away by Strong East
; Kiver Tide.
The outgoing tide at East 49 # h street proved too
! r-trong for Andrew Hendrlckson, twenty-five years
! old. a dork builder, of No. 523 East 49th street,
' last evening 1 , and I"" 1 was swept away Into the
darkness and drowned, while his wife looked help
lessly on. Hendrlckson was not a good swimmer,
and his «rtfs told him to be careful, but the cool
I | water was too inviting and lie dived In with a laugh
I far her fears. He rose to th« surface, gave a
i shoot of distress and disappeared. Other bathers
! nram to the rescue, but were unable to find any
j trace of Mm.
! His wife, with their •«. -year-old child in her
' arms, paced up and down the pier tl!l jcng after
j dark, hoping that the t>earcher« would be able to
| find Ihe body. Neighbors finally Induced her '••
rctu.-n home.
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• • Pennsylvania Hailroad through trains to Atlantic
1 City .lui'v 3 leave New York 3:65 A. M., 1:25 ;wtl
• 2:oi 1% \l. No 1:23; I*. Mf train on July *.— Advt.
Had Robbed Flats of $10,000 and
Eluded Police for Months.
The Williamsburg police have at least cleared
up the mystery surrounding the many flat rob
beries that have occurred in their district for
the last three months, and in their prisoner
they have one of the coolest Juvenile criminals
that has been arrested in years. The prisoner
is Annie Wilson, alias Annie Reilly, nine years
old. of No. 3SS Hewes street, and to look at
her as she stood in the Clymer street station
last night, a thin, scrawny little thing, with
unkempt hair, thin, dirty arms and ragged
clothing, it was almost, impossible to believe
that she could have robbed flats of $10,000
worth of plunder and led the police a merry
chase for months.
"Why did I go under de name if Reilly?" she
said last nignt. "Well, I'll tell youse guys. You
see, me old lady is in the House of the Good
Shepherd and me old man didn't treat me right.
so I took me mother's maiden name: dats all
there is to it." And the hardened police looked
on amazed.
It was three months ago that complaints of
fiat robberies began to come in to the polic».
and in every case a little girl had been seen in
the neighborhood. Try as they would the police
could never get her. Mrs. Alexander Lane, of
No. 246 H?wes street, Mrs. George Hamilton, of
No. 300 Marcy avenue, and Mrs. Nugent, of
Marcy avenue, near Howes street, had the same
story of discovering the girl in their apartments
but allowing her to go on her assertion that
she was "looking for Mrs. Reilly." On the three
occasions each discovered later that she had
been robbed.
Patrolman Louis Miller, standing at Marry
avrnue and Hewes street yesterday afternoon,
saw a girl answering the description of the one
wanted, pushing a blue go-cart. He accosted
"What have you in that go-cart?" he asked.
"Nothing, mister, but me doll."
But Miller was curious, and he lifted the
covering. To his surprise, there were a lace
skirt and dress, a hat and a gold watch and
"A lady pave them to me," whimpered the
girl, but she was taken to the station hous».
After putting her through an examination they
found that the plunder had been taken from a
house in "Washington avenue, near Myrtle ave
nue, and also fhat thers was a woman concerned
in the case. In a few minutes Detective Robin
son came in with Mrs. Julia Campbell, of No.
340 Flushing avenue, whom he had arrested on
information furnished by the girl.
"I don't know anything about the robberies,"
said the woman., "That girl brought some
clothes to my house and I bought them."
"What's de use of lying:" cried the girl, with
eyes aflame. "Youse know we worked de line
together. Youse know I went into de cellar and
opened de iron gates for youse, and youse know
dat youse grabbed dat gold ticker from a man
asleep in dat house." The woman did not
Later in the afternoon the police went to the
home of the girl, in Hewes street, and found
the place loaded vith loot of all kinds. It wa3
learned from neighbors that the girl's father, a
longshoreman, rarely came home, and that An
nie acted as a mother for her six-year-old sister
Lizzie. Some other plunder taken from a Mrs.
Silmer. of No. 47 Lynch street, was found hid
den in an alley off Hewes street.
Outbreak of Negro Residents of the
San Juan Hill Section.
Negroes from a roof in 62d street, between
West End and Amsterdam avenues, showered
bricks and stones down upon Patrolmen John
Dewey and Patrick McGinness, of the West
6Sth street station, last night. The policemen
were cut on their faces and received scalp
wounds in such profusion that they were barely
able to make their way to the station house.
captain Reidy and Lieutenant Quinn started
for the scene of the trouble with the reserves
from the West 68th street station. At Nos. 24S
and 2r»o West 82d street they saw signs of undue
activity. After stationing men at the exit?,
others started for the roof of No. 243. whore
they found Edward Cokcr, of No. 218 West
tilth street, behind a ch'n.ncy.
When Patrolman Wallace called upon him to
give himself up. something whizzed past his
head and dropped to the roof with a thud. With
that Coker ran for the scuttle and gained the
stairway, but at the bottom h^ ran Into the
arms of another patrolman. There was a strug
gle, after which an angry crowd of negroes tried
to rescue «'oker. He was locked up 8S a sus
picious person. He would not say what he was
doing on the roof.
Patrolman Mackenzie arrester! John Powlis,
another negro, of No. 207 We^t 63d street who
al!=o was charged with being a suspicious ppr-
Several similar though not s<-» violent outbreak*
throughout the. San Juan Hill section decided
CaDtain Reidy recently to triple the posts there.
The men injured last night were passing the
building when the bricks began to fly.
Omaha, June 30. — Official announcement ■was made
to-day by Vice-President Mohler, of the Union Pa
cific Railroad that extension work on the Harr!
man lin^s will begin July 1 where it was stopped
several months ago because of the threatening
financial unrest. Work will begin on the Athol
Hill cut-off, in Colorado, and the extension of tho
branch line up the North Platte RJver from. North
Platt© to North Port. Large gangs of men have
been sent to both points.
Dubuque, lowa, June 30. — Following the recent
announcement of the Illinois Central Railroad that
some eight thousand men on the various divisions
would be put back to work, four hundred employes
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, par
ticularly the men laid off in the shops, resumed
work this week on a ten-hour day schedule and
six days a week. These changes are looked upon
here as meaning that the crop outlook, despite the
etorm areas, Is first class.
Newcastle, Fenn., June 30.— Over one hundred
Pennsylvania Railroad brakemen laid off last fall
were ordered to-day to report for work at once to
the assistant trainmaster here. Fifty firemen who
had been laid of wen; recently put to work.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune.
New Brunswick, N. J.. June 30.— Mayor McClellan
of New York must appear before Justice iloufell
here on July 13 for speeding- his auto along the
Piscataway Township Road,, on June 26, beyond the
epeeti limit. Officers of Justice HousoJl caught
him overspcedlnr, but could not arrest him.
They took the number, however, and found from
the office of Commissioner Smith at Trenton, that
machine No. 14,504 was licensed by the Mayor.
They summons was issued to-day.
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| iiJj rwi, w.Wi rc-iineii surrouiitJiiigw. : Music. — AdvL*
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Reports Indicate Patient Will at
Least Survive Night.
Cooperstown. N. T., June 30. — Reports from
the bedside of Bishop Henry < 'oilman Potter of
the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New York,
who is critically ill h*re. were somewhat more
favorable, to-night, indicating that the patient
would probably survive the night. None the
loss it was apparent, both from the statements
of the physicians and the other news from the
sick room, that the Bishop's condition was still
extremely critical. Oxygen is being freely ad
ministered, and two physicians and two nurses
are in constant attendance on the patient. In
w-hat it was announced would probably be the
last bulletin for the night, his physicians said:
Bishop Potter's condition Is much the same as
early in the afternoon. He has passed a com
fortable afternoon, is resting easy and appar
ently is no worse.
Th« forenoon bulletin follows:
Bishop Potter passed a comfortable night;
condition practically same as yesterday — -very
critical. j. c. JANVRIN. M. D.
ST. I. BASSETT. |f. D.
The following bulletin was issued by Bishop
Potter's physicians at 2:30 p. m.:
Bishop Potter's condition is more critical than
early this morning. The heart affection from
which he has suffered for quite a long time, .has
recently assumed a more serious phase and
complications have ensued which make the
prognosis loss hopeful-
Bishop Potter was resting at 11:30 o'clock
to-night, and the family had retired .' r the
i It was stated to-night that the patient, al
though extremely weak and with strength ap
parently steadily diminishing, was wholly
conscious, and able to communicate with his
family and such friends as were admitted to his
room. His physicians, however, it was learned,
while pleased to find their patient more com
fortable, would not venture any prediction as
to the outcome. They contented themselves with
expresssions of gratification that -the Bishop
was seemingly no worse, possibly a trifle better.
One thing that helped the Bishop's family
and friends to endure the suspense of the
anxious hours by the bedside was the cheerful
fortitude displayed by the patient throughout
his sufferings. He was easily the least worried
person In the sick room and has manifested all
along a disposition to cheer the watchers and
his anxious relatives and ease their anxieties
in every possible way.
Conditions could hardly be more favorable for
the patient so far as surroundings and efficient
and watchful care are concerned. Ferleigh,
the country home of Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Pot
ter, the Bishop's wife, is pleasantly situated on
the banks of the Susquehanna j River, over
looking the Cooper Park. The house itself is a
masive stone structure, built in Colonial style,
and with every modern accessory for the com
fort of those occupying It. Quiet is being in
sured me patient within its walls and only. the
'member? -:•;' *hi_ uaj^eciia.te admitted.
With the Bishop are Mrs. Potter. Edward S.
and Stephen C. Clark, sons of Mrs. , Potter, while
a frequent visitor, is another son, F. Ambrose
Clark, who occupies a fin© estate nearby cailed
Irocuois Farm. Frank Poteer, of Katonah,
N. T., a brother of the Bishop, and Alonzo
Potter, the Bishop's son, arrived last night and
are in constant attendance with the family.
Mrs. Mason C. Davidge, a daughter. Is on the
way from California. Charles Russell, of New
York, who married another daughter of Bishop
Potter, arrived to-day. Mrs. Russell, with Mrs.
William Hyde and Miss Sarah- Potter, other
daughters of the Bishop, are in Europe, and
have been cabled to return at once.
All day to-day telegrams of Inquiry as to the
Bishop's condition and expressions of hope
for his recovery came in a constant stream
from all over the country, while numerous cable
messages of similar purport were received from
various parts of the world. Little reassurance
could be given the anxious inquirers owing to
the admittedly critical condition of the patient,
and even to-night slight turn for the better
was not made a basis for any marked expres
sions of belief that the issue would be favor
Bishop Potter's health has for a long time
been far from good, but it. was not until early
in the. spring that his condition began to cause
anxiety. When, on Easter Sunday, he was un
able to take part in church services it was an
nounced that he was suffering from acute in
digestion. Later it became known that he was
experiencing fin attack of stomach and liver
trouble, and early in May it developed that ha
was too ill to think of attending the Pan-An
glican Congress in London. The Bishop was
much affected, too, it was said, by the death of
the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, of Trinity Parish, on
April 30. this serving to aggravate his illness.
He made a sufficient recovery, however, to al
low of his removal here on June 10.
The recovery was only partial, however, and
when the Bishop arrived in Cooperstown his
condition was such as to arouse the gravest
fears of his family and friends. Although hi 3
mind was clear as ever, his physical weakness
was such as to preclude any except the least
exhausting activities on his part. He soon
seemed to improve, however, gaining consider
able strength, and was able to make frequent
visits to the office he maintained in the Clark
estate building. Early in the month, when the
days were comparatively cool, the Bishop often
went out for a walk of some distance and took
many drives about the country-. On more than
one occasion, too, he went Bailing on Otsego
During the last few days, however, the heat
had a serious effect on Bishop Potter. He was
in his seventy-fifth year, his powers of resist
ance were impaired by his illness, and he rap
idly grew worse.
Throughout the Bishop's stay here Dr. Joseph
E. Janvrin, of New York, who has a summer
cottage In Cooperstown, has been in attendance
on him. Of late, since the Bishop's condition
took a change decidedly for the worse, Dr. Jafi
vrln's attentions have been constant, and since
Friday last Dr. M. I. Bassett. of Cooperstown.
has also attended the patient. The physicians
agreed that the heat of the last few days was
largely responsible for the Bishop's loss of
strength and the consequently increasing hold
which the malady took on him.
. [By T«!eKraph to The Tribune 1
Lake Placid, N. V.. June 30.— A report from the
bedside of George, H. Daniels at 11:30 o'clock to
night Indicates that he has only a few hours to
live. Mr. Daniels rallied a little this morn inp, but
nt - • . o'clock to- night ho took R sudden turn : for
the wors*?, lost consciousness and 'lapsed into .1
Ictharpic state, from which the physicians have
UliU far been unable to rouie him./- . '
Carries Twenty-nine Districts —
Amador's Estimate.
Panama, June 30. — Re,tums ■waived frnrr.
forty-eight districts in the municipal elections
held en Sunday show that the Obaidut ticket
won in twenty-nine of them. th« Arias ticket
in eighteen and the fusion ticket in one. Based
on thes* returns, Seflor Obaldia would have 14*'*
Presidential electors in the corresponding dis
tricts, while Seftor Arias would have 6s.
Advices received from Boeas del Torn report
that the election there was a farce. Early In
the morning, because of violence on the part of
th«> police force, the Obaldia partisans retired
from the polls, depositing only three votes. The
Arias ticket, it Is said, received seven votes,
while in all more than two thousand names
were registered.
The American commissf"ners will leave, here
to-morrow for Chiriqui and Veragua provinces.
In all some two hundred commissioners will
have ir, do with th»? Panaman elections, trav
elling over the greater part of the isthmus.
The rons.nl general of Panama in this city re
ceived a cable dispatch yesterday from Presi
dent Amador which read:
In municipal election? S»fior Arias ha? vai
up to now thirty-three districts. Sefior Obaldia
twenty-three. Still two more districts to hear
The municipal elections on the isthmus wrs
held last Sunday, and according to press dis
patches the result showed that, with few excep
tions, where a free ballot was permitted the
Obaldia partisans had won. The local elections
were regarded as a test of the strength in the
republic of the two Presidential candidates,
Jose Domingo Obaldia and Ricardo Arias. The
election for President will be held on July 12.
Duellists Exchange Twelve Shots
and Then Mob Takes Hand.
A fusillade of revolver shots, which did sur
prisingly little damage, drew a mob of five
thousand excited persons to 40th street, between
Ninth and Tenth avenues, last night. A brother
of one of the belligerents lies in Roosevelt Hos
pital with both jaws broken as a result of the
crowd's activities: Mary Skilly, thirteen years
old. of No. 533 TVest 40th street, had her right
side grazed by a bullet, and Thomas McLaugh
lin, of No. 488 Eleventh avenue, had his hat
perforated by another. Later the police discov
ered John Poncrietch, of No. 633 West 41st
street, in a hallway near by with a bullet hole
in his right foot. He was taken to Roosevelt
Hospital. The principals escaped injury. Both
are under arrest, according to the police.
The police say John Riola, of No. 031 West
40th street, set several small boys to throwing
things at his old eremy, "Mike" Pukish, of No.
527 West 40th street, known as "Bad Mike" In
Hell's Kitchen- "Mike" promptly cuffed the
youngsters' ears, and Riola ran up with a re
volver in his hand, they say, and took a shot at
"Mike." "Mike" ran into the hallway of his
home, pulled his "gun" and retaliated in kind,
the story ruri-. In the hall\ray and out MEal*
In the street the fusillade was kept up until
both "guns" were empty, and both reloaded.
When about twelve shots had been fired, the
crowd, which had been keepta? its distance,
poured around the corners and bore down, shout
ing, on the duellists. They fled. Then the crowd
started to wreak summary vengeance on George
Pukish, ' ; Mike'3" twin brother, leaving him bat
tered an* unconscious on the sidewalk. The po
lice reserves had to use their nightsticks freely
to quell the disturbance.
Omaha Man Cuts Personal Expenses to $75
a Year to Endow $10,000 Institution.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Omaha. June 30.-In order that ko may Rive his
entire property to the poor. Victor Schmidt, a
well known Omaha musician, was found to-day liv-
Ing in a cellar, for which ha pays a rental of $1 50
a month, while in his pocket were certificates or
deposit for nearly $8,000. Schmidt says that he lives
on $75 a year, and gives the rest .or his earnings to
the poor.
Schmidt is a college bred man and a former stu
dent at a German university. He has always been
a charity worker. He is attempting to pave MM
with which to endow an institution for ♦He poor.
Women Almost in Richmond Hill Home Be
fore They See Crape on the Door.
Three members of the Richmond Hill Twentieth
Century Club went yesterday noon in a carriage to
No. 3,313 Stewart avenue. Richmond Hill, to keep
a luncheon engagement with Mrs. Gertrude C.
Inness the wife of Carlyle Inness. a drygoods
merchant of Manhattan. They did not notice the
crape, on the door until they were, mounting the
front steps. It was their hostess who was dead.
The police declare that Mrs. Inness was a suicide,
but her family and the coroner's office scout the
theory that she ended her life by Inhaling Illumi
nating gas.
Mrs. Inness suffered from severe headaches and
insomnia. When her maid entered the room yes
terday morning she found Mrs. Inxsess lying dead
on her bed. Dr. William G. Scoville said death,
had occurred some, time before.
Crowd Takes Sides After Killing of Deputy
Sheriff Near Chester.
Chester. Penr... June 30— During a quarrel which
neariy brought on a rio: at Trainer, a village just
outside this city, to-day, David Murphy, jr., of that
place shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Darvin Spence.
It is alleged that during the quarrel Spence shot
twice at Murphy, one of the shots wounding him in
the shoulder. Murphy grappled with Spence and
tcok his revolver. He then shot the deputy sheriff
through the head.
The shooting attracted a large crowd, members
of which took sides In the flght. and a force of
deputies were called upon to hold the crowd in
One Shot When Gang at a Camp Refuse io
Go to Work.
Atlanta, June 30— One negro was shot and seri
ously wounded late this afternoon as a result of
a mutiny among the negro convicts at «. convict
camp twenty miles from Atlanta on the Roswell
road. The trouble started when the negroes to
the camp MfßMd 10 go to work t • .n
Sandy Hook Rout* now in effect. In addition "to
regular service extra trip will he raaiin evening:.
July 4, from West End, Lons Branch. Sea Bright,
etc.. arriving NMI York, 10 p. M. -Advl.
To Announce • Chairman July 8 —
Plans Rest at Hoi Springs, Va.
CFr<»m Th» Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. June r»n —William H. Taft com*
pleted his -♦"•vie? as Secretary of War this even
ing and. to use h^ own expression, "retired M
privato life." To-morrow at noon General Luke
Wright, who succeed<»d Mr. Tat a.« Govennor
General of th-> Philippines, will take the) oath of
office as Secretary of War. "
. Secretary Taft spent the day closing up In
numerable matters relating to th« War Depart
ment. Tc-rr.orrow morning- he- will present to
General "Wright the officers of: the General Staff
and tho heads of the various bureaus of th* de
partment. He -will then turn his attention to the
political affairs which axe awaiting hi« consider
ation. : :
There is no change in the chairmanship fit
uation, but the Secretary purposes to have a lons
conference with Frank H. Hitchcock: to-morrow,
and it Is generally believed that when, that ha»
been concluded, the chairmanship problem | will
have been disposed of. Next in order will b«
the selection of a treasurer for the national
committee, and formal announcement of both '*-
lections will be made on July 8 at Hot Springs.
Va. Fred W. Carpenter. Mr. Taft's secretary,
has to-day requested by telegraph the various
members of the sub-committee to meet the can
didate for President there.
It Is Judge Taffs hope and purpose to have
a complete rest at Hot Springs after • July S.
until the committee bearing- th© formal In
formation of his nomination is ready to per
form its function, when he will go to his own
city, Cincinnati, to receive it. In the mean time,
the Secretary 13 telling hia friends he purposes
to play golf, take long walks and rides and
rest, while, as far as possible, political callers
will be requested to defer their visits until
August. The accounts of the links a- Hot
Springs which have been brought to the Secre
tary are decidedly alluring, and ha is deter
mined to develop as fine golf as physical form
during the month of July, while. ln August h«
expects to make some wonderful scores. -
Apropos of various reports that Judge Taft
will speak in this, that and the other place,, h«
said to-day that every promise he had made
and every particle of encouragement he ■ had
given to those Inviting him to make speeches
had been qualified by the declaration that his
movements would be entirely subject to th«
approval of his political advisers, especially the
chairman of the national committee. "For the
present, therefore." said the Secretary, "such
assertions will be taken with ample allowance
for the fact th; there is no chairman of the
national comrrittee — as yet.**
Secretary Taft has expressed keen regret at
the relinqulshment of the portfolio of war. which
he has administered since February 1. 1904. and
the officers on duty in the department are all
sorry tc see him go. He has commanded not
01 ".- the respect and admiration of every offi
cer who l.as come in contact with him, but the
genuine affection as well, and all regret his de
parture, although they find consolation -« ths
fact that they hope to welcome him back to
Washington next spring as their commander In
chief. ■
The only real political conference which Sec
retary Taft had to-day was with Repres*ntatfv*
Theodore E. Burton, of Cleveland, who pre
sented his nime ro the Chicago convention for
the Presidency. Yhs conference was prolonged.
Mr. Burton discu: ed with the Secretary the de
tails c? the "mention and the political situa
tion a ■■ it its* developed since the convention
adjourn^ They devoted particular attention
to the political conditions In Ohio. Mr. Taf C*
native stat<? concerning which he la" especially
solicitous. :
At the close of the. conference Mr. Burton
said that several questions were considered by
Mr. Taft ar.-l htrr.belf concerning which he could
not talk.
"Mr. V "ya, who has been mentioned in con
nection i Ith tie national chairmanship of the
Republican party.*! he said, "will be identified
probably with the approaching national cam
paign in an important capacity; but. as the
situation is to -.jay. he will not. be the chairman
of the committee. I have no- information at
this r ->•» '•■' tho national chairmanship ques
tion : fjVßd that. I am quite certain, how
ever, that all of the wrinkles which now neem
t<> exist wIH re smoothed out in a few days.'" *
Comctenthis 'ir^ri this interview with Mr..
Burton. Secretary Taft said diplomatically:"
•■We •' "•'•iere;! the state of the whole union,
but a littlo political touch was given to the •■
terview, I wili ;mit." .
Mr. Burton may go to Hot Springs for a brief
sojourn abo it th» time Secretary Taft and his
family arrive there. The Secretary ?al<i to-day
that he and Mm Taft and tn-ir son Char.i*
would leave Washington next Friday afternoon j
t* 4 p. m. f r Hot Springs in a special car over
the. Chespeake & Ohio Railway.
"I shall have plenty to occupy mv time," said
the Secretary, "even after I relinquish my duties
at the War Department. I am regirllngr
some concern a great wooden box filled with
letters which I shall have to sign. They are ir.
response, for the mos.t part, to letters and tele
grams which I have received concerning ray
In connection with th« administration of tb»
War Department, as of other departments o*
the government. Secretary Taft took occa
pay a tribute to the ability and efficiency of the.
bureau chiefs and the clerks. He sai ... :r. *".*<-'.
that they really constituted th© gov-rr. -■■'. n: \*
it is knov/a to the country, and that the gov
ernmcixC at Washington would survive even in
the event of the incapacitation oi the Pr
and of all of the members of the Cabinet.
Utica Will Honor Vice-Presidential
Candidate To-morrow Night.
Utica. K. T.. June 30.— A rousing welcome will be
riven James S. Sherman, the Republican candidate
for Vice-President, when he arrives in th city
Thursday evening. The plans for th« celebration
as originally outlined before Mr. Sherman was
taken sick will be carried out. He win be met a*
the train by a reception committee consisting of
prominent men from both the Republican aael
Democratic parties, and his escort to the Sherman?
home will include practically every uniformed {«r£
ganiz&tion in Onelda County, together \rtth hun^
drc-ds of others. The line of mar.-.. will b«ablaxe ;
with red fire and eloctrtcJil illuminations.
Arriving at the Sherman home, addresses will \b^
made by Mayor Thomas Wheeler. John D. K*rn*n
and Charles E. Scarle.
A <i spatt n i'ri'ni Mrs. Sherman at Ck I *elsjrt te-
h»rrt<w t ».-. go. (•>•«• ardor with local ; ■•w«4e«t«r
for the SI»iIUV TRUBI M *» won m > •«• urtvi.

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