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Manager Silent on Second Place —
\o Coalition ttitk Johnson.
[By T>lppra;ih to The Tribune '
prnver. July I.— The arrival of tho Gray boom
„ penv ,-r and the attitude taken by his man
,-. . Jo.-iah Marvel and R. H Beamish, has
sen-ed to strengthen the feeling here that the
Delaware jurist will not refuse the Vice-Presi
cential nomination when it becomes as clearly
apparent to him as it has become to almost
every other Democrat in Denver that he can
not hope to defeat Mr. Bryan for the first place.
His- most recent assertion, "that he will under no
circumstances consent to a nomination for the
Vice-Presidency." does not. according to Mr.
Han'el. chanpe the situation in any way.
•This :s not now." said Mr. Marvel on being
ehovrn the Gray statement. "It is consistent
»:th Judgre Gray's attitude from the beginning.
He believes that high offices should seek the
man He sent a letter to the Delaware State
Convention saying that he -was not a Presiden
tial candidate and advising an uninstructed
fleJepatiori. Nevertheless Delaware instructed
No man can refuse a place on a Presi
dential ticket, and we do not deny that if either
place were offered to Judge Gray he would ac
cept :t."
In the next breath the Gray manager insisted
ttmt he bad no rimught of any other office for
hJs candidate than the Presidency, but his
studied silence when the second place is men
tioned has given ris-e to a strong suspicion that
Judge Gray's managers do not contemplate
leaving Denver without some reward for
their labor. They allege that Bryan cannot get
the BMsbsatsoa on the first ballot, that the ''Peer
jesc One" baa only 880 pledged votes, that Gray
wi:l have more than l<v» votes on the first roll
call, ard thai Johnson will control the remainder
on the Irsl ballot.
"On the second ballot Gray should lead," Mr.
Marvel says. "At least three hundred delegates
instructed for Bryan are really in favor of Gray.
and after voting for the Nebraskan on the first
ballot they will consider their duty fulfilled and
•will cast their votes for our candidate. The
Johnson strength will be thrown to him and his
uominatior. will be only a matter of hours."
Mr. Beamish has originated a new idea in the
att<?n:?t to gain Gray votes. A committee of
delegates has been appointed by him which will
meet each Mate delegation on its arrival in Den
ver anil make its most seductive argument for
the Delaware mar. This committee is composed
of men from Delaware. Georgia. Florida. Penn
sylvania and New York, while other states are
expected to be reprer-ented. L. Irving Hanly. of
Wilmington, will nominate Judge Gray and
Pt-ter A O'Boyle. of Pittstown, Penr,., will sec
cr.d his nominal i
While the Democratic politicians now in Den
ver appear to believe that Judge Gray is the
past probable candidate for Vice-President. the
ram*- of John W. Kern, of Indiana, was promi
nently mer.tioned to-day. lust what qualifica
tion? Mr. Kern may have for the office are being
kept a secret even by his most enthusiastic
boomers, the majority of whom are of the Tom"
Tasgart type. Kern is considered available by
fome of the practical politicians here because he
is In a pivotal Mate, is a hard fighter, can com
mand resources and. his adherents say. is well
thought of by Bryan. While Kern was defeated
in 7£kKi and 10 4 for Governor of Illinois, he
was once elected Secretary of State by a large
majority. This is being much emphasized by his
The two labor delegates from the District of
Columbia — John Purcell and Samuel !><=• Xedry —
who are among the few bona fide laboring men
among the delegates, are instructed for Con
gressman F. B. Harrison They assert that
labor wants Mr. Harrison; that he has been
figured of strong Congress support, and that
be can offset any advantage that Mr. Sher
man •Bill bring to the Republican ticket in New
York. I'nder the management of A. S. Dulin, of
New i'ck and Washington, Harrison headquar
ters have been established here, and in a dry or
two the usual display •■; photographs and badges
•will be distributed. ,
The Harrison forces will be augmented Friday
by Representative Hughes, of New Jersey, who
■rffl conduct the Harrison campaign, and Repre
sentative Rainey. of Illinois, who is one of his
strongest supporters.
It i. c affirmed at the Harrison headquarters
that delegates from Virginia. South Carolina.
Louisiana. Florida. Alabama and Tennessee are
already in the Harrison camp and that Champ
Clark will swing the Iftssourians into line. One
(Mag that all of thp New York aspirants fear
is that Charles F. Murphy j will espouse their
cause, for. from the present temper of the Bry
■aNss he <--. this would prove fatal to the
chances of the strongest.
The arrival to-day of the personal representa
tives of Judge Gray and Governor Johnson, the
only candidates who are now expected to enter
the race against Bryan, has failed to disclose
■■jr common ground of agreement between
The Gray managers asserted that they had no
Intention of entering into a coalition with the
followers of Governor Johnson, and had not
received from them, or made to them, any over
awes for a combination. The same disclaimer of
s desire to pool if-sues was made by the John
bob people after their arrival to-night. 'They
■"id that they had do object in view but the
rumination of Governor Johnson, and intended
to make their fight for that purpose only.
Among the chief arrivals to-day, in point of
roliUca] importance. were Frederick B.
l >'?k!i. Frank M Day. -f . W. Lawler. Mayor
«f St. Paul, and Richard T. O'Conner, of the
tame city, all of them enthusiastic supporters cf
•** Minnesota Governor. Mayor Lawler. who
a «ed as spokesman, said that all talk of Gov
ernor Johnson taking >•■■••:.!■ place on the ticket
"**£ utter nonsense.
"He win Dot take it," said Mayor Lawler. "It
is out of th,- question to talk of such a thing.
Even i: •;,. Governor were himself disposed to
the Vice-PreMdential nomination, and I
assure you be is oof, the people of Minnesota
v °u!ij not iR-rmit him to do so. Th- Democrats
'' Minnesota and bis real friends throughout
the country arc not ■.•■!!:■:-: that Governor John
*■■ ■*•! I*> sij*-tra.ckcd into the Vice-Presl-
BsjMy tb it too big I ITl;in for that place, and
be V-'.otip s i n t i, e Presidential chair if he goes
to Washington :it all."
May ur ...... was emphatic in the assertion
~'"°' s;e »xj>ected ilwcrnor Johnson to be nomi
1 do n->t believe.*! he *aiu. "that any nomi
nation win be made on the first ballot. There
are m any uninstructed delegates; la fact, more
than one-third of the convention is unpledged.
■*■ « c do not believe that under such dream
«anco s any nomination will be made immedi
fcJy. We look for Governor Johnsun to make
CwbluiutrU oil MX-uati l>«c«>
To-day, fair.
To-morrow, fair: variable winds.
Flees from Steamer in Small Boat —
Search in Honduras.
Puerto Cortez. Honduras, July I.— Francis G.
Bailey, the former president of the Export Ship
ping Company of New Jersey, who. together
with his brother, Albert W. Bailey; Charles H.
EL Meyers and Captain Albert Oxley, was on
board the Norwegian steamer Utstein yesterday
in the custody of Lieutenant P. W. Deeiy, of
the New York Police Department, made his es
cape in a small boat from the steamer last
night. The boat was found on the beach this
morning A search is being made by soldiers
in the woods and swamps near by, and the
American Consul, Albert W. Brickwood, is
taking active measures to dis-'over the fugitive.
The lt<iim r I'tstein, to which the prisoners
had been trajisf erred from The American consulate,
was due to sail fur New Orleans yesterday. Oxley
was the master of the steamer Goldsboro. which
left New York on May 3. having on board property
of the Export Shipping Company valued at $200,000.
which, it is alleged. Bailey illegally obtained. The
cargo was discharged at Puerto Cortez, and sub
sequently, at the request of tho American author
ities, the men were arrested nnd the vessel was
seized by Honduran officials.
Death Sentence Commuted by Idaho
Board of Pardons.
Boise. Idaho. July I.— The State Board of Par
dons to-day commuted the sentence of Harry
Orchard, who was under sentence to hang next
Friday for the murder of ex-Governor Frank
Steunenbersr. to imprisonment for life.
No one appeared to oppose the proposed com
mutation, and by the unanimous vote of the
board clemency was extended.
Orchard to the last was opposed to having sen
tence interfered with. Only yesterday he said to
the attorney that he hoped efforts to save him
from the gallows would fail.
Biff Auditorium at Lake George
Hotel Burned.
Lake George, X V., Jtily 1. — Two hundred and
fifty guests in the Lake George Hotel were com
pelled '■--> flee from their rooms to-night, when
fire destroyed the new hotel auditorium, a large
hall that stands less than a hundred feet from
the main building.
The fir*-- started shortly before 11 o'clock,
when nearly all the guests had retired. AVithin
a few minutes after the alarm had been given
the entire structure was in flames. Clerks and
bellboys were sf-nt hurrying through the halls
to arou-e those who were asleep The glare of
the flames flashed through the windows, and
man) feared that the hotel was on fire. Men
and women rushed into the halls clad in their
night clothes. A number of children were car
ried downrtairt.
The main building was never in real danger,
although the flames shot near it many times By
11 o'clock the auditorium had burned to the
ground. The guests returned to their rooms on
discovering that the building was not in danger
and watched the Haze from their windows.
The hotel and auditorium were built by the
Silver Bay Association. The auditorium, which
was built last year, would accommodate fifteen
hundred people. The loss was partly covered
by insurance.
Those Seriously Injured During the
Year X umber 640.
Boston. July L — Sixty-two persona were killed
by automobiles' v.ithin the state during the year
ending to-day, according to the first annual re
port issued to-day by the Safe Roads Automobile
Association, an organization formed in June.
I!* 7. to lessen the dangers attendant on reckless
automobiling. Of this number twenty-one were
in automobiles and forty-one were not. In addi
tion WO persons were seriously injured.
"During the year." the report says, "thirty
five rises were prosecuted before the Massachu
setts Highway Commission, with th<* following
results '.licenses revoked. 13; suspended. :'*; dis
missed with a ciution. 2; placed on file. .T; placed
..n file with ;i caution, 1, indefinitely postponed,
]; not heard. 1: decision reserved, 1.
"Our first year's work and investigation con
firm us in our belief that a large majority of
automobile operator.-- run their cars carefully."
Pedestrians Aid Police in Caring for
Third Avenue Victims.
Forty persons wore mnrc or less injured last
flight during the rush hour, when » south bound
Third avenue car crashed Into aii east bound
First and Sixth avenue car at 59th street and
Third avenue Five of the victim* were taken
to the Flower and Presbyterian hospitals. They
were :
HHRKN Mrs. Mark, thirty-six years old. No. 242 East
Both t-treet: contusion* of back; Flower Hospital.
CHRKIELD. Miss Minnie, tw*nty-«Jebt years •>:•:. No.
* IBM t^cond avenue; fracture of three ribs: Flower
. Hospital. '•*
ROSENTHAL, Miss Henrietta, twenty-three years old.
No aW East B9Oi «tr»*t: contusion* of body, and
shock; Presbyterian Hospital.
fAI-7-MAN. Mrs. Minnie, tMOt] tr ■-.- v. ra old. No. 158
First avenue: bruise? or. body; Flower Hospital
WAI.l' Miss Jeanftto. t»enty-«lßhi ; -ar.i old. No. 403
Bait BBth street, cut on race «nd bead; Flower Hos
Many persons were standing in both ears at
the tune <>f the accident. The Third avenue car
struck th ■-■ Sixth and First avenue car about In
the centre, hurling it to the Hevated pillars.
Several women fainted Just as Jacfiu<<=, lac
motorman of th<- Sixth and First avenue car,
saw what was about t.. happen he jumped to
safety, .-raping serious injury. On this ear.
Mrs. Saizu.an was seated with her baby in her
anna. She wiaa thrown to the street, but the
child escaped injury. Miss Rosenthal was
standing In 'he Third avenue car, and was
hurled to the floor.
Tli. police say that the accidt-nt wan caused
either through v misunderstanding of the siK
nals or the failure of the brakes to work on the
Third avenue car.
Police reserves and ambulances were rushed
to the scene, while patrolmen carried the in
jured to the sidewalk in front of Bloomingdale's.
Bystander* helped In taking care of the injured
uuli! the doctors came. All the others in the
smash -up received only slight bruises, and cuts
from Hying glass. ;
Enjoy "The Fourth" at Saratoga. Tali* ilie Sara
to".i Special leaving Grand Central Station at 3:lo
j- M arriving •>' {Saratoga In time Cor dinner
Friday evening; Ho I-'ireworks on the -Fourth in
Saiiituga. Two i, met healthful clays, the Fourth
l. ;il Sunday. Back in Now York Monday morning
IB iim« Ivi business by lite Saratoga Special. — Auvl.
NEW- YORK. THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1905. -TWELVE PAGES.— *&?£&•££&*.
— L'llluitration.
P. S. C. Finds Dissolution of Lease
Leaves 50th Street Line Helpless.
Subpoenas were issued yesterday fcr H. H.
Vreeland, president: D. B. Hasbrouck, vice
president; Charles E. Warren, secretary, and
Oren Root, one of the directors, in an effort by
the Public Service Commission to enforce the
continuance of adequate service on the lines of
the Central Park, Xorth & East River Rail
road Company after the Xew York City Railway
Company's lease is dissolved on July 10, in ac
cordance with Judge Lacombe's recent, decision.
A hearing has been set by Chairman Willcox
for Friday at 11 a. in., when this question will
be thrashed out. Since it involves the continu
ance of operation of the Stttb street crosstown
line, with its thousands of passengers daily, and
the Belt Line, serving the ferries along West
and South streets, it is considered by the com
mission of the utmost importance to the trav
elling public.
Under Judge Lacombe's decision the New-
York City Railway Company may continue to
operate these lines until July 10, when the
directors of the leased company will hold a
meeting and may make arrangements to con
tinue operation on temporary leases after that
date if the receivers see fit. But in any case, on
the cancellation of the existing lease in accord
ance with the court's decision, the road is thrown
back on the hands of the lessor, and it is to the
officers of this company that the commission is
turning for a continuation of adequate accom
On Friday the officers of the Centra! Park.
Xorth & East River Railroad Company will
have to show why a service corresponding to
that now existing should not be furnished by
their company. That company now has no
cars, no horses, no power plant or other equip
ment. The commission's order, in the opinion
of many in touch with the traction situation,
will probably result in th* establishment of a
temporary working arrangement with the Xew
York City Railway Company. The only feasible
solution of the problem, these people believe, is
In a continuation of operation by the big com
pany. a« now, but on a reduced rental basis
which would be in keeping with the present
financial straits of the transit corporations.
As to what the commission may attempt to
do chairman Wi'lcox said: "What we are going
to do is first to find th^ facts. We want to
know just what is going to be done to Insure
adequate service, and if it is necessary for the
commission to issue any or<Ws to achieve that
remit' it will take such action. But until we
have all pertinent facts before us I cannot, of
course, undertake to outline the course which
we are likely to take.
■'I will say this, however: We shall certainly
not order anything which is impossible, or any
thing which would exceed our powers under the
law. But we do intend to s^e to it that ade
quate service is provided, if that is in any way
Suggestions hive been made that the lease be
cancelled and the crosstown lines be P^gresratpri
and left to their own resources. That would
mean, probably, a horsecar equipment on the
Central Park. North and East River Railroad,
since that road's lines are only partly equipped
for electricity. This on the 58th street line
would be a considerable hardship for the public,
.is compared with the existing service. With
tho \f-3^ of the Xew York City Railway Com
pany cancelled, the Belt Line would have no
especial resources and no ability to carry out
any order which the commission might make as
to service. Yet a receivership hardly would be
in prospect, since Judge La combe on Monday
refused the application of the Farmers' Loan
and Trust Company for a receivership. In view
of all these things the general opinion in Wall
Street is that the New York City company will
rPnPW the lease and continue operation of the
present service on terms much more favorable
to itself.
There was a brief session yesterday of the
board of architects appointed some time ago to
pass on the claim of the Rapid Transit Subway
Construction Company against the city for
$0,225,000 for alleged "extra" work in the orig
inal subway from the City Hall north, under
contract No. 1. The three arbitrators, Charles
K. Rushmore. ex-Justice Morgan J. O'Brien
and Frank Brainard, were present. After a
brief discussion of the status of the controversy
the hearing was adjourned to September 15.
counsel for both sides acquiescing. In the mean
time the engineers of the company and of the
commission will continue the work of preparing
an agreed statement of 'Viyslcal facts" so far
as such an agreement can be reached.
Steam trains stopped running into the Grand
Central Station yesterday, electric trains hav
ing taken their place. Steam trains still are
being operated on the West Side between
Spuyten Duyvil and St. John's Park, the Cen
tral's freight station, but that division, too, will
be electrified soon. The rive year period allowed
to the road to -complete electrification expired
yesterday, but under a law passed at the last
session of the Legislature this period was ex
tended to January 1, 1010. Despite the great
enlargement of the scope of work as originally
planned, the railroad company has practically
complied with its original agreement.
I »v TeleKraph to The Tribune. 1
Baltimore. July I.— The new law requiring the
fUlni time to be entered on all telegraphic mes
sages went into effect to-day and resulted In a
general protest from the public, the companies re
quiring paymtnt for the extra words required to
in. .1 the law. Th. measure is intended to prevent
the mailing of message* in case of strikes.
Bandy Hook Route now in effect In addition to
regular service extra trip will be made evening,
J lly -i. flora \Vt-8t End; 1.. I- Branch. Sea Bright,
fie., arriving New York. 10 I. Al.— Advt.
Bishop Conscious, Although Strength
Is Ebbing.
Cooperstown, X. V . July 1. — With his strength
perceptibly ebbing-, but still retaining conscious
ness, Bishop Henry Codman Potter of the Pro
testant Episcopal Diocese of New York Is to
night near death's doer.
The bulletins issued by his physicians during
the day told the story in brief of the patient's
steadily decreasing vitality. In no case did they
hold out hope of a favorable termination of the
illness, and in their last statement for the night
they indicated that the end was slowly and
gradually but to all appearances surely ap
proaching. The means taken to keep up the pa
tient's strength, however, have been in a meas
ure efficacious, and it is believed at a late hour
that the Bishop had still sufficient vitality to
carry him through the night at least.
One factor in helping the rick man to p-ss a
fairly comfortable day was the cooler weather
which prevailed. The effect of the Intense heat
of yesterday upon the Bishop was alarming, his
vitality being sapped much faster than tht arti
ficial aids employed by the medical men and the
patient's natural resistance could restore it.
With the advent of lower temperatures late at
night, however, his condition improved and the
gain was still manifest to a degree this morning.
During the day, however, there was a resump
tion of the persistent diminution of the patient's
strength, and all the efforts of his skilled at
tendants have not sufficed to check it.
The Bishop has remained conscious throughout
the day. and his communications with those
about him in the sick room have been invariably
cheerful ir tone. He remains free from pain,
and despite his extreme weakness retains com
plete command of his mental powers. To his
cheerfulness and courage his physicians attrib
ute much of the remarkable resistance to the
course of his disease which he is displaying.
The following bulletin was issued by the
Bishop's physicians this morning:
Bishop Potter's condition has not changed
materially during the night. He Is extremely
w"ak, but at the same time responds fairly
well to the measures ttsed to keep up his
strength. J. E. JANVRIN. M. D.
The afternoon bulletin was as follows:
The only change in Bishop Potter's condition
is that he is a little weaker than at 9 a. m.
The 9:3^ p. m. bulletin follow?:
Bishop Potter is gradually but perceptibly
losing strength. He is. however, still conscious
and is free from physical suffering.
The R. T. Rnif Back in American
Waters with Canadian Papers.
Alpena. Mich.. July I.— The fishing tug R. T.
Roy, of this city, which was seized last Thurs
day by E. S. DuVicap. Canadian fisheries officer,
of Filton. Ont., while alleged to be fishing in
Canadian waters, arrived here to-day aft«r a
sensational escape from the Canadian officials.
The tug. after the seizure, was first taken to
South Bay, Manitonlin Island, and the crew
then- placed under arre=t. On Monday Duncan
started for Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.. with the tug
Emlres-s tmving the Roy Late that night the
Roy went aground on Fox Island Reef. The
Canadians could not release her with the End
ress and left the scene for Filton to get -i larger
Captain George Whitten and the American
crew of the Roy immediately went to work
shifting ballast, succeeded in working the tug
off the reef and started for American waters,
arriving here to-day after a stop at Detour for
coal and supplies. Captain Whitten denies that
he was fishing in Canadian waters.
Duncan left all his papers and effects on the
Roy and they are now in charge of the customs
officers here.
Still Weak, Will Go to Bed Upon His Ar
rival in Utica.
Cleveland. July 1. -Travelling in a private car.
Representative James S. Sherman/ Republican
Vice-Presidential ran.lidate. accompanied by Mrs.
Sherman and a physician, will cave Cleveland to
morrow morning at 8 o'clock on the Xew York
express of the Xew York Central Railroad, and
will arrive at Itica. X. V.. hls> home, at 9:lo p. m.
•'We shall put Mr. Sherman to bed as soon as
possible upon our return home, and ke^p him there
until fully recovered." Mrs. Sherman said to-day.
"It was planned to have our oar stopped at Syra
cuse for several hours, but this will be impossi
ble, on account of the weakened condition of Mr.
Sherman. Arrangements were made to-day with
Dr. Flnney, of Baltimore, to meet us at I'tica '
When asked as to an operation Mrs. Shrrman
"No doubt this will be done as soon as Mr. Sner
niiin has sufficiently recovered his strength."
I'tica, July 1.-The parade in connection with tho
demonstration to be given James S. Sherman on
his return to this city to-morrow night promises
to be one of the biggest over held in I'tica. Sev
eral thousand men will be in line. Organizations
and delegations from practically every city and
town in central Xew York will participate.
i By Te!enraph U> Th* Trlhune. )
Winsted, Conn. July 1. -While donning his uni
form in the dressing room on the Wlnstetl baseball
grounds this afternoon George Washington, a
nfKi'o Ditcher f"r the Philadelphia tjiants. dropped
dead. Coroner Hixsins attributed death to heart
disease. He pitched his last CWBC in Hoboken
on Sunday. The game went on and the Wtnsted
loam l<'.-t by a score of 7 to J.
The must Strengthening -Wine we make.
H T. Uewey & Sons Co., Hi Fulton St., .Sew York.
-Advt. ;
Zeppelin Airship Averages Thirty
four Miles in Day's Voyage.
Friedrichfhafen. July I.— Count Zeppelin
broke the worlds records to-day for dirigible
balloons. He remained In the air for twelve
hours, traversed the greater part of Northern
Switzerland, and visited Zurich. Wlnterthur and
Lucerne, attaining an average speed throughout
of thirty-four miles an hour. His airship dis
played splendid steering o.ualities. answering the
slightest movement of the helm, while its sta
bility equalled the greatest expectations.
Under the most desirable weather conditions,
almost i dead calm. The airship, manned by a
crew of fourteen persons, under the leadership
o* Count Zeppelin, left its floating home on
Lake Constance at 8:30 otlock In the morning.
Less than five minutes later Count Zeppelin
shouted. "All clear!" and the balloon rose about
one thousand feet in the air and turned her
bow toward Constance. By 9 o'clock it had dis
appeared r-f. the western horizon.
Telephone messages from Frauenfeld, Winter
thur and other towns soon reported the appear
ance of the airship and her passage over the
Canton of Zurich. The giant craft remained ten
minutes hovering over the town of Zurich and
the lake, and then vanished from view at a
rapid rate in the direction of Lucerne.
About 1 o'clock the airship came into view at
Lucerne, sixty-five miles from FViedrichshafen,
and thousands of astonished travellers from all
parts of the world, including hundreds of Ameri
cans, greeted her -with loud cheering as she
sailed quickly over the lake. >
Count Zeppelin guided his airship with th»
greatest precision, and carried out a long series
of evolutions which included complicated fig
ures, circles, the figure eight, sharp turns, de
scents and ascents. He then began a trip around
the lake, visiting every bay and indentation
along the shores. Finally he turned the nose
of tho ship homeward, crossing th<» AlMs r ange
of mountains and travelling at a good pace The
aeronauts soon reached Zurich again, where
great crowds had gathered in anticipation of the
balloon's return and were waiting to che«>r its
arrival. The roofs of the koaaai and all the
open spaces were crowded. The count, how
ever, only accorded them a five minutes' view
of the balloon, merely encircling the town hall
and then continuing on his way to Wlnterthur
and Frai-j-nfeld. At the latter place he crossed
the artillery range and was cheered by the
troops engaged in field and firing exercises.
By 6:3" o'clock in the evening the airship had
again reached I-ake Constance and turned easr
ward to Bregenz. a frontier town of Austrii-
Hungary From that place it travelled back
to Friedrichshafen. executing a difficult series
of manoeuvres, until it was over the town. It
descended to within one hundred feet of the
roofs of the houses, and was greeted with the
firing of a salute from a battery of small mor
tars, cheers and shouts, to which the crew of
the airship, led by the count, responded. A
few minutes later the balloon slipped easily into
t he shed from which it had been absent just
twelve hours
The greatest altitude reached in the long voy
age was 2.500 fe^t and the distance covered was
about two hundred and twenty miles as the
crow flies Passengers on a train between
Zurich and Constance say that the balloon eas
ily overhauled and passed their train
Count Zeppelin considers the prospects favor
able for the approaching twenty-four hours'
It is understood that the proposed voyage to
Mayence will be postponed for a week or two.
owing to the necessity of accumulating en ade
quate supply of gas.
Its Five Occupants Unhurt — Overcomes
the Machine.
Berlin. July —A new military dirigible balloon,
which recently made its first successful flight,
while sailing over Charlottenburg this evening, at
an altitude of 5.000 feet, suddenly became unman
ageable in consequence of a violent gust. She
pointed her bows downward and seemed to make a
sudden dart, rapidly descending to the GrOnewald
Forest, where the platform became entangled in
the topmost branches of the trees.
The five occupants of the car. who included three
officers of the army, were not injured by the acci
dent, but were obliged to climb out and descend to
the ground by means of the guide rope of the
balloon. It was said that the machinery was not
greatly damaged, but military aeronauts proceeded
from Berlin to overhaul the balloon, and are now
engaged in taking it apart.
British Fail to Ansxcer Appeal for
$50,000 for Visitors.
London. July 1. — Lord Desborough. in behalf
of the British Olympic Council, recently has
been appealing to the British public to subscribe
$.",!!. linn for the purpose of entertaining the
judges, officials and the 2,500 foreign athletes
who are coming here fbr the Olympic games.
Lord Desborough said to-day that the response
had been so small that the council hail been
compelled to abandon the proposed official re
ception, excursions and entertainments, as the
British government provided no fund for such
purpose.*. The Greek government, he said, spent
$12,500 at Athens in 1906.
Lord Defborough added that if was incredible
that a great and wealthy nation should refuse
to return the hospitality which British athletes
baa received in every quarter of the glube.
Has a Conference tail Vorys — Xo
Announcement Before July 8.
[From The TrlJmr.e Bureau. '
Washington. July 1. — I can say positively
that it has not yet been definitely settled."
Ex-Secretary Taft thus disposed this evening
of the many conflicting assertions made in the
last day or two that the chairmanship of th«
Republican National Committee had be«-n set
tled one way or the other Furthermore, Mr.
Taft. after having spent the better part of the
afternoon In political conference with Arthur I.
Vorys. made it perfectly clear that no an
nouncement would be made until after the con
ference with the sub-comrr.lttee of the national
committee at Hot Springs on Ju!y 8.
There were several other conferences In
which Mr. Taft took part in the afternoon, and
since he had again become a private citizen for
the first time in nearly a decade, they were
held at hi* X street home, dismantled of its
furniture, which stands around in great pack
ing cases ready for shipment. Mr. Vory« caller!
there by appointment at 3 o'clock and was re
ceived in what was formerly the library on the
second floor. At intervals Mr. Taft also re
ceived Henry M. Hoyt. of Ohio. Solicitor Gen
eral of the United States, the office Mr. Taft
filled when be first came to Washington twenty
years ago; John A. Stewart, president of the
New York State Leagi. of Republican Club.*,
and E. O. Eshleby. editor of "The Commercial
Tribune," of Cincinnati.
The conference with Mr. Vorys continued
until nenrly 6 o'clock. Mr. Taft had arranged
to go out on horseback at 5:30 o'clock, and had
told the newspaper men to call at 4 o'clock, but
the consultation with Mr. Vorys was unex
pectedly protracted. Mr. Vorys. when he left
the house, was genial and pleasant, but reticent.
saying he could disclose nothin? respecting his
visit. 'We discussed politics." he said, "but
there Is no announcement to make." From th©
Taft home he went for a short tali with Repre
sentative Burton, of Ohio, and then left th*
city on an early evening train for Xew York
"My visit to New York." said Mr vv O ry».
"is on personal business, and has nothing to do
with politics. I shall spend to-morrow there
and expect to be back in Columbus on Friday."
Representative Burton also wen: away to
night, going to Hot Springs, where he will
remain a week. He expects to sail from Xew
York on July 18, for Europe, as a member of
the Xatlocal Monetary and Inland Waterways
commissions. unless something unforeseen
should occur.
The visit of John A. Stewart at the Taft horns
was short. On leaving the house he said: "Of
course. Mr Taft and I talked politics, and I
laid several suggestions before him for consid
eration, tut I prefer not to disclose their nature.
I had the pleasure a] telling Mr. T m that senti
ment is strong for the Republican ticket in the
northwestern tier of states. I left Chicago on
Friday evening of convention week and visited
Michigan. Wisconsin. Minnesota and Illinois.
Sentiment in these states is very friendly toward
Taft an'l Sherman. S.-> far as I could discover,
the feeling is strong In all those states against
Bryan, who is looked upon with the sam« old
feeling of distrust and uncertainty. Mr. Taft
will carry every state that went for Roosevelt
four year, ago/
After his conferences Mr. Taft donned his
riding clothes, and looked the picture of health
as he mounted his horse for a ride with General
Edward*. To the newspaper men he gave the
names of those he had seen in lbs afternoon,
saying that all the visits were of a political
nature except that of Solicitor General Hoyt.
"But." he added, "there is no announcement
to be m.id- . It was the understanding that the
matters discussed should be considered confi
dential. However, if matters turn out as it is

hoped they will an announcement will be made
at Hot Springs on July 8."
Between now and September 1 Mr. Tift will
spend much time in the saddle. Through ex
ercise and riding he has reduced his weight ■">r»»
and a half pounds since his nomination, two
weeks aeo. and tipped the beam at 297*2 pounds.
as h<- proudly announced to all visitors to-day.
As a private citizen He Taft is "'inclined tf>
the opinion." as he expressed It, that he will
have enough to do for a few months to occupy
the "attention of any reasonable man." His
routine campaign work began to-day. It con
sisted of signing several thousand letters in re
sponse to congratulatory messages received by
him by mail and by telegraph. These messages
came substantially from every part of th-> civil
ized -world. In the course ft his official life
Mr. Taft visited many of the important coun
tries of th«» world, and In each one of rhem h«
has warm personal friends who delight in send
ing him cordial felicitations and good wishes for
his future success.- It is doubtful if any other
man nominated for public office in recent yam
received so many messages of congratulation as
has Mr. Taft. - They are contained in several
large boxes and constitute a veritable library.
Kellogg and Ward at Oyster Bay —
Chairmanship Rumors.
[By T»!»graph to Th#» Tribune I
Oyster Bay. July I.— Frank B. Kellogsr. of
Minnesota, and William L. War : of New York,
members of the Republican Xatknal Committee,
paid the President an unexpected v..-it this after
noon. A matter of urgent importance in rela
tion to the chairmanship came up. and dis
pensing with the formality of asking for an ap
pointment through Secretary Loeb. they made
the trip to Sagamore Hill from New York in an
Mr. Kellogg and Mr. Ward were received by
th« President at 12:14 o'clock- They left the
Waldorf-Astoria in New York at 11 a. m. and
made a >iui k run to Oyster Bay. Their ap
pointment .with the President was for 12:15
p. m.. and they were on hand Just a minute
earlier. They had expected that the subject in
hand would be disposed of in a short time and
i that they would be on their way back to New
' York before luncheon. The conference, however,
[ occupied more time than they had expected, aod
: the President invited them to remain for lunch-
I ten. After luncheon more time .is devoted to
! the matter which brought them into conference.
At 3 o'clock the two national committeemen
were escorted by the President to the automo
bile which had brought them to the door, of Mr.
I Roosevelt's home, contrary to the rules which
allow automobiles on Sagamore Hill only vhen
1 a perm:; from Secretary Loeb at the executive
offices Is produced. As the- President walked
i with them over the veranda he was smiling" an 1
i chatting in an apparently happy mood, while
Mr. Kellopg and Mr. Ward were al3o smiling.
When Mr. Kellogg was asked whether he had
any new* regarding tlje national ciiairmaajlUa

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