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V^LXVIH . . .N°- 22,514.
! cityjftlts Under Sizzling Sun, xcith
No Relief in Sight.
• • ■elk City sweltered and suffered yester
!ie*nder a sizzling sun. which made life al
dS "bearable drove several persons insane.
•■* , cd near iv a hundred and killed half a
JslOlJ 5101 It was the hottest July 6 in ten years.
*** oro ing as it did after a period of torrid
!Tth«- Us effect was felt severely. There
7 five deaths directly caused by heat in
hs'tan and The Bronx and five in Brooklyn.
, many invalids and old persons met
jjrir death indirectly because of the temperature
stA fcomidity.
' %-}j cI i the weather man began to sum up the
Vfor th. iv-rle last night he merely repeated,
T tones what every one knew by reason of
Sited collars. For to-day, however, he prom
<-J -showers and cooler."
*\>» York awoke yesterday— or the few per
§ 4s who were able to sleep at all— and found
0 the sun was going to make the town as
M «<= a sugar refinery in August. Before S
•clock the temperature was up to 78 degrees
j-a the humidity was 82. As the day wore on
i* humidity began to decrease, but the ther
mometer kept going up until at 3:45' o'clock it
roistered S3 at the Weather Bureau. From 12
,t, t 4 o'clock onward, however, the temperature
becßn to decrease slightly, until at 9 o'clock
last eight it was only M. On July 6. ISOS. the
thermometer? here climbed up to ML The list
of deaths and prostrations follows:
.--y Michael. «lJrty years old. died at his home.
No. :2T Atlantic avenue. Brooklyn.
rmEZNER Hillle. seventy-six yp»rs old. died at her
'■,'">•. 7--: Rockaway avenue. Brooklyn.
, PCS U.rer.r seveoty-elirht year* old. died at his
' home at Railroad avenue and Old Mill Road. Brook
lyn. '
1 1 FLAT f.fty-nijc -ears old. of No. 217 Rast $>6th
meet.' <!!'<* in Harlem H<-*p!t«.i.
IIATBEKKT. Frank. cf No. 5 Thompson street, died at
'?•. Vincent* Hospital.
voKAX Mr* Mary, twenty- years old. died at her
tiOTJ*. No. 1779 Fulton avenue. The Bronx.
OCOXNELU E!iza>>eth. sixty years rid. died at her
borne. No. 250 Hudson venue. Brooklyn.
i AELEK Mary, one year aM, died at her parents' home,
•Co "24 Raymond street. Brooklyn.
IviSentififd man. about sixty year* old. died In St.
,* Vlncecfs Hospital _
rEi«»irtifi»'3 negro, apparently about thirty-eiKht yean
oil. &*& in front of No. 301 t\V*t street.
JUJE S Jcfcn forty-lour years old, of No. ?S5 Kent ave
rse. Brooklyn, overeom* at his home; Cumberland
Jtreet Hospital.
J- ' HHKI.r SJsrte. thirty-»icht years oM. or No.
?T, Ear " ; ••—■-• : Bel'.evue Hospital.
TEKF.T Joseph, thirty years <-■!<% of No. 322 Lexintrton
awci,. .cvercorre at 34th street and Third avenue:
B»!3»vu. Hospital.
JREHX. Bernard, twenty-four years old, of No. 211 East
19th Street; Bel!«-vue Hospital.
SRENKER. M:-r • nineteen years old, of No. ?« Beaver
«tre»t. Brooklyn, overcome at No. t>r>s Pearl street;
t*ken home.
XRECCKEKHOFF. Robert. twenty-tire* years old. r,f
No. 152 E»* - llfhh street, overcome In Prospect Park.
Brooklyn; Seney Hospital.
BSjDS Jpceph. rir.« years old. of rnion Hill. N. J.
overcome at No. '■' Ppruce str«et; «t. Gregory's Hos
IUEXS. James. fr>r?y years old <addrejs unknown), over
came at Furman and Pierreport streets, Brooklyn:
Brooklyn Hm-pita'.
CATAZZO. Carmir.e. fuerty-slx years old. of No. RTi2 I
First «■• nvrrome at 47th street and Madison
aaaaai taker, home.
CASH. Peter F . thirty-seven years old. overcome at his
r-y!aence. No. 116 East 130 th street; remained at
OTTER. Charles, twenty-or-* year* old. of No. »1 '
BalMav Ml* it, Brooklyn, overcome in frrnt of No. j
*! Fluhirr avenue; Cumberland Street Hospital.
fXHEZX'Fasxy. tm-erv — ' years old. of No. 23 Orchard
' *tre?t, overcame at No. 135. Greene street; Ft. Vln- "
!• wnf» Hospital.
CE4.JIPTOK. William, chief first caJ>in steward of the
■ : Ar"»r>nr. Line steamship New York. IMtltiOUie at
Barclay street; N-w York Hospital.
XEFERNO. Mrs. Rns«. forty-five years old. of No. I*s j
• ' Frost street. Brooklyn, overcome at the Manhattan j
•nd of the Brook !yn Bridge; taken home.
tit'GAX. Coreelit:* forty-twr» years old. of No. .V»« West
Bi street; K*i!e\-j« -■■:»»!
BtSEK H»nr>'. t»»trti vemn old, of No. 935 Second ■«•
Hi Bearme H^pital.
IXDPJDGE. G~. r) r. G.. twenty-three years old. overcome
a ' "■- horr.e at Surf (me and "West Tth street,
Oonejr Ihland; Con<-y Island Reception Hospital.
TLdTD. Jlarraret. f.fty-eicht years old. of No. 217 East '
Kth street, overcome at No. 237 East 104 th street: |
H*rHr. Hospital.
GiRRETT. L«T>Tenr*. forty-one years old. of No. 127 '
Menhattan s?r«t. overcome at No 40 Stone street;
■ Grecor>s Hospital.
«nLT^R^LEE'\-E. Frank, twrotv-eirtt years old. of No.
J. 4 I>an street. Brooklyn, overcome a- Third aven-j«!
*t;3 kth sire«-t; tskfr. home.
* Ot fc-~1- n ' ar " it *- thirty years old. of No. 94 Glenn stre«t. i
ETOOKiyn. n'errome at Atlantic avenue and Chestnut I
'■•»■■ Taken home.
BQSnOK. Anthony. firty-s:x years old. of No. 202 East
"•th street, nrercoise at No. 1634 Second avenue;
Presbyterian Hospital.
CrVNTHAm.x. . ,„■*„,. VPar , Id .OfNo IM B'rcen
r*"' ove^orre oppofite Xo. 275 Pearl street; Brook
lyn Hospital.
JACOBS. Harry, twenty-*:* years old. of No. 109 l.udlow
"'"■ HonS 0 " 1 * ""°' «2 XK * ft Bl« st "' et: rresb J'-
JAX 1!1 !^ N " llar?arrt - thirty-eiKht years old. of No. 153
£..!) ftr^t. Brc«V:lj-n, ■ - mm at her home; Seney
SEEGAX. Ataranfer J.. forty-six years old of No 2200
• r.ird avenue, overcome at 142 d street and Willis
av.-nue. Lincc'.n Hrspital.
KE^.T. •Will-.am. thirty-five years DM. of No. 312 Mfi
H %!,; BrooK bn. overcome at his home; !Conc«clan
* EN . V - 3r! '. nfty-nrne year? old. of Bay 3-V.h I
:; i pp ' a!>l T>arh. ovtrcome a: Bay .*!« th street and i
??,* V I::v ' r . ani f"!! Into the water; St. loaa*a ;
rV> v , Jam "'- t»^'.y-thre» years oil -' No. 249 !
Harorttm .venue. Brooklyn, overcome at his home j
'' a.tempted suicide; I^r.K Island C«I1ec« Ho« r ]
•LLBOX. Jacob.' twrr,:y-s:x y«ars old, •' No. 777 Wend
er avenue, nemmw at lS^th street (Third avenue)
mrfj sutior; Lircr.'.n Hr^pita!.
— 'v T " .' John M.. iw«nty-nine years old of No IR6
lKt rtren. overcome In City Hall Park; taken
* A^r- ■ T ° !:n - fercy-*** V f »re fiH. of No. 174 East «th
* - r *"' pvercnrr.e at Mth street and Lexinpton aye
«"»: PrMb^erian Hospital.
*A<~K. Jweptv sixty-five y«ars old. of No 403 Pear!
Hoeplta' OVWOme 3t N °' =23 I wery. Gouverneur !
JtE E2f, K-VK -V wMatlh'"w Matlh '"- l >•'>«>•-**>* :-ars oil ••' No. 119
rT .■'■" '■"* wercoae at Times Bulldliw- Roose- j
>£ATRERRy. Frank, l.ftv-f.ve years old. of no B ;
SS'TS? *}*""- f*-*rtOß*! at Broadway and Grand '
•u»el; St. \lncer.ts Hospital.
V rvr"' Mirhl "' ; - '-hirty-one years old. of N., f137 I
• • r.pjore av.nue. Krouklj-n. overcotne at Bergen ,
A'T-T'r-,; KtacrtM avenue; St. John's Hospital.
T-'re?- ,, P aU ':-- th! ">-fi^ »«■» «:c. of No. 1" Tillary i
I %£ SSg^t^S* ln frunt ot No M 3 Kuton
Wlaia ' n - "^ n '>-"T-* v"*rs old. of No. B3
H r, ■'•'■ av ''"' J< -- F'-'-""»<!>-n. overcome in front of No.
0-Pt.J «re«; Cinnbcrlaad Str».-t Hospital.
1^; Kx-har-i. thirty-thre. years a .1. of No Xl !
J'r^v! rUr " 1 - 1!>1)<k; >^- "v-^-m- at Columbia and
OL-S-V\ * lm -'^; l-->n« Island College Hospital.
m . V,' liam - forly " ars oM - of Xo - *•"» EM* 100 th
SWhS^?"* at I<Jo:h rtrwt and th * EMt Hiver;
'''•Wl?.™W I ?.™ l' harW - thirty -r.ne »ar, old. of No. Is !
fE^S'TIS Y,.i!Si,r — and the
■j c
ESMt 22.!
Ko SM 8t
1 rrtmi- at Vm Farm*
of Ko V* Un- i
SERO^' t!rM!: '^ I:i '^ V ' rC '''" c ID -„ ° f X °- 66!
w '<-r^j|, !^ _ r ; J: i.'"«* r * «>«<«. of No. 114 East 4th street. '
p:u; *** » tr '« *"<J •■■:■•.• .- Hos- I
e H«-Ai :1 , Fre i
t'+'.-.i- «u»j7 «J« r 1 ? I '^- 0^ r**rs old. of n., m
t i-o'w ■'„' nk '>^. o-.trc-itn* «t hjs borne; I>jn* :
I'llmou-h vUI, -*' r t.;- three yfz:t :•! of No ,-. !
'■"^liariv.?,,, I ;'.'" 41 ;' 1 ' oveteon* at M« home;
m Walla
- a- Mo. Si I'ark lew
•*R «tj<"" o .i|.'" 1v " <il1 * ■ v «'a | - Id, of No. IM West ;
*"«>; taken ho?'"* at W '''' * * t * r - <1 Amsterdam j
rj la*., y '"' '
•"*•!. Rr-ik-vn cnt> '- |hr «* "art old. of No. ns IVan '
"v«nie; Bw«S V, ' r '*"'- «t LK-»n street and Claseon '
riTr '. Ear*, twert" 1<n ' iW
■ <;i7 kmmi i.vth ;
t Ut^tal. "Jt - Nc 3« WiUta avenue; Lincoln !
Sutter *'^ D - n?!™™' at Rockaway avenue and
t-cUe 2!lsti „;• St. Vl sr} -( Hospital.
"*a. about thirry-nv* , urn oM ■ in—
*~- «<»Uau»d on «-,enth pa C e.
9*3 £T — — — — -- ■
$« „Ju!y 5-ih. !<n*,".: i f' 6 ,ry,f w york Central Go
**- i» Ju!r -jib -t K Htb: irnia* from at.
» «*. rdssnsnt i«sy Madlboii. -AdvU '
KS^^JS.'Sa, YORK. TUESDAY, JULY 7, 1908. -TWELVE TAG^—T^F^J^&an.
Left to right: William F. Sheehan, Colonel George Harvey, Alton B. Parker.
Purchase of Property from Hurley
Back of Byrncs's Suspension.
Back of the suspension by Controller Metz of
Thomas F. Byrnes, real estate appraiser in the
Department of Finance, announced yesterday,
is the story of the sale of some property to the
city on the recommendation of Byrnes at a
price 90 per cent higher than was paid for it
two days before by William S. Hurley. Mr.
Hurley, who is vice-president of the Borough
Bank, acted through Dr. E. Fender Porter, his
physician, who took the part of a dummy in
the sale to the city. Controller Metz is said to
ha\e known nothing of the inside of the affair
until June 10 of this year.
As a result of this transaction the friendship
of years' standing between Controller Metz and
Mr. Hurley has been violently broken, and bit
ter words passed between the two when the
remarkable realty deal was under investigation
before Mr. Gallaher, Commissioner of Accounts,
and Mr. Bruere, of the Bureau of Municipal Re
search, a week ago yesterday.
Byrnes, who is the Democratic leader of the
11th Assembly District in Brooklyn, was sus
pended on Friday night, after the Controller had
gone over the preliminary report of the investi
gation. The suspension is "pending the com
pletion of the investigation." which is to be car
ried to the limit when the Controller and others
get back from Denver.
There were twenty-two and one-ejghth acres
in the parcel, which lies in North Hempstead
turnpike, between Jamaica and Flushing, and
the city paid SKO.OnO, or J?4.74fi 19 an acre.
The Bureau of Municipal Research in a state
ment it-sued yesterday said:
The Bureau of Municipal Research i* not in
terested in whether or not Mr. Byrnes profited
financially from this transaction. It does believe
it of the utmost importance to make clear to all
taxpayers that Mr Byrnes made an unneces
sarily high appraisal of this property; thai as a
city^ offiei.-i! he entered into negotiations with a
man who had not yet bought the property, whil^
refusing to deal directly with a man who was
trying d« sperately to sell it and who during
negotiations <sid sell the property at $">5,000; and
that Mr Byrnes, in advising its purchase at
1105,000, was either guilty of conspiracy to de
fraud the city or was innocent of an inflation of
values w flagrant that his innocence proved him
grossly unfit to protect the city in purchasing
It is paid that so far no competent evidence of
conspiracy has been brought out. Some of the
witnesses before the Commissioner of Accounts,
who was called into the case because he has the
power of examining witnesses under oath, did
not tell any more than they were obliged to.
Just at present G. N. Klemyer, a real estate
broker, who gave some interesting testimony re
garding the negotiations for the property prior
to its sale to the city, is said to be visiting a sick
relative in Canada. He was not put under sub
pi>na, because he had promised to appear when
ever wanted. One afternoon he left his house
to go to the hearing, but never arrived. Later
the Bureau of Municipal Research heard that
Klemyer had been called to Toronto. He is still
ther«\ so far as is known by them. Mr. Kle
myer's sister-in-law said last night that he had
gone to Canada on a business trip and would be
back in a few dayf.
commissioner Arthur J. O'Keeffe, of the Civil
Service Commission, was dragged into the in
vestigation. It was he who, as Deputy Police
Commissioner in charge of Brooklyn and
Queens, was a.«-ked by Commissioner Bingham to
pi<-k out a site for a training farm. Formerly he
was Superintendent of Sewers in Brooklyn. The
Bureau of Municipal Research, in its preliminary
report, says:
Th*- conclusion is almost irresistible that when
Mr. Hurley invested $55,000 in the purchase of
this property from Mr. Logan and the people
who were interested with Mr. Logan he did so
only after making arrangements with city of
ficials her, by he knew that he would be able
to turn the property over to the city at a profit.
He never knew of the property until Mr.. Logan
offered it to him. That Mr. Hurley should
make a profit of $50,000 in the course of a few
days is in Itself no offence, but that he should
be able to make such a profit through Informa
tion and assistance given and rendered to him
by city officials can only be characterized as a
positive outrage. /
The city officials most intimately connected
with the purchase of a site for the training farm
were Deputy F?ollce Commissioner O'Keeffe and
Appraiser Byrnes. It may be interesting as
furnishing a motive for the refusal of these of
ficials to purchase from Mr. Logan and their
subsequent purchase from Dr. Porter to note
that on August 31. 1906. Mr. Hurley gave to
Deputy Commissioner O'Keeffe his note for 55,
000. Deputy M'Keeffe explained that this was
simply « personal loan, for which he took Mr.
Hurley'< note.
Mr. Hurley said that the loan and note were
a part of an older transaction. He explained
that in order to save the Borough Bank from
loss for advances made to Harry A. Rutan. con
tractor, on 'the security of pertain sewer con
tracts .obtained by Rutan during the administra
tion of Mr. O'Keeffe as Commissioner at Sewers
of Brooklyn, for which advances Mr. Hurley con
sidered Mr. ■ O"Keeff« in some manner respon
sible, he Olr. Hurley) had taken over the con
tracts and assumed responsibility for th- com
pletion. Mr. Hurley took these contract* over
in February. ISO 7. and lost on account of them
about (40,000. He testified that in the cummer
of ISO 6be had reached the point where he could
not put any more money into these contracts
without embarrassment, and thereupon he sent
for Mr. O'Keeffe and eald to him: "You have
got to come in arid help. You ought not to hay ■
passed their bills <Rutan vouchers) at -all."
Mr. O'Keeffe responded with a loan of 000.
This transaction took place on August 31, 1906,
and it is at least significant that Mr. Hurley
should become the owner of a piece of property
which had be' selected by Deputy O'Keeffe for
t'oallaued us atlh j>««o.
Statesmen Defeat Newspaper Corre
spondents at Hot Springs.
Hot Springs, Va.. July o— William H. Taft,
the Republican candidate for the Presidency,
distinguished himeelf to-day on the diamond,
when a game of baseball was played between the
statesmen sojourning here to confer with him on
sundry matters relating to- the coming political
campaign and the newspaper men who are en
deavoring to keep the public informed on the
candidate's daily actions.
The game was the result of the activity of
Senator W. Murray Crane, who has had long
conferences with the Republican candidate while
here. Mr. Crane had no sooner finished his
breakfast to-day than he began planning for a
contest of skill between the statesmen and the
The statements team was made up of Senator
Crane, pitcher; Representative Burke, of Penn
sylvania, catcher; John C. Eversman, secretary
to Representative McKinley, first base; Repre
sentative Burton, of Ohio, second base; Repre
sentative Lawrence, of Massachusetts, third
base; Representative McKinley, centre field;
Senator Beveridge, left field, and William H.
Taft. right field.
When the game began Mr. Taft was having a
talk with Senator Beveridge on Indiana politics,
and they gave their proxies to two negro boys
who gained them more glory in the matter of
fielding and batting than they themselves scored
after they finally finished their talk and assumed
the responsibility of the game.
The game was hotly contested, but for some
reason the correspondents fell behind in their
score and lost out after eight innings by a score
of 14 to 11. '
The correspondents went outpfde of their own
numbers for a second baseman, placing '■Charlie
Taft in that responsible place. "Charlie" dis
tinguished himself when his father went to the
bat and struck the second ball delivered to him.
The ball went whizzing toward second base, and
it looked as if it would give Mr. Taft a home
run. but the alert "Charlie" nipped his father's
hopps by catching him out.
The game was played on the local ball grounds
just after a heavy rain, and as the players
sprawled in the mud in their frantic efforts to
run the bases the entire party was rather the
worse for wear when the eighth. inning had been
played. Mrs. Taft came out to see the game,
which was witnessed by a large number of spec
tators from thp hot^l.
The Tribune will receive long distance telephone
bulletins from the Democratic National Convention in
Denver, and will post them at frequent Intervals in
front of the Tribune Building, beginning to-da.v.
Senator Beveridge Has Conference
with Mr. Taft.
Hot Springs. Va., July 6. — Senator Beveridge,
of Indiana; Representative McKinley, of Illinois,
and Rr-iircFentative Burke, of Pennsylvania, ar
rived her-? to-day. Senator Beveridge and Rep
resentative Burke were delayed by the breaking
of an ,ix!o of the engine on the spur that con
nects th<-> main Sine with Hot Springs, and they
devoted a couple of hours to a study of the wild
scf-nery of the region. When they reached here
they found that Mr. Taft had disposed of a
large amount <>f correspondence, and had gone
on the golf links with Frank B. Kellogg. After
his return he was closeted with Senator Bever
idgt- for a couple of hours, and they went over
conditions in Indiana and elsewhere with great
detail. Mr. Beveridge told Mr. Taft that he did
not consider the affairs of the party in Indiana
in any rondlton to endanger the state next fall.
Mr. Taft will have a talk with Representa
tives ftfcKlnley and Burke to-morrow. Senator
He men way and Representative Watson will be
here then to takr- part in the conference. Sen
! ator Beveridge and Senator Crane left to-night
for their homes.
Marshal Who Hunted with Presi
dent Takes Second Girl Bride.
[By Tf-legraph lo The. Tribune. I
Oklahoma City, okla., July 6. — After having
been ordered by her father to desist his atten
tions to Almira Purviance, nineteen years old.
United States Marshal John Abernathy stole
her from her father's house, three miles from
Outhrie. last night and eloped with her. Edward
Cameron. State Superintendent of Public In
struction and a Baptist minister, performe^d tho
marriagp ceremony at 9 o'clock anrl they set im!
for Oklahoma city, where they bought new
etothea to-day and went Lawton >>n their
Abernatliy is the celebrated wolf catcher who
was with President Roosevelt in the Kiowa-
ComandM Indian pasture of Southwest Okla
homa three years ago. He eloped with his first
wife from Galreston, I>x.. eighteen years ago.
when she wat liftc^n years old. She died a year
ago. leaving six children.
London, July 6.— Prince lielie de Bsgaa made the
■tateintat this evening that the marriage of Mine
Anna OouM and himseli would take Place to
morrow before a rHß^trar and that the civil mar-
Tim:' would; be followed by a religion* ceremony
at the Lutheran ch»rcb»
Left to right: C. H. Day. F, A. Day, F. S. Lynch.
A m erica n Auto m obile A ssociation
Not Recognized Abroad.
[Special by French Cable to The Tribune. 1
[Copyright. 1008. by The Tribune Association.]
Dieppe. July (J.— After long deliberation of its
racing committee this afternoon here, the Auto
mobile Club of France remains absolutely firm in
its refusal to recognize any automobile institu
tion ct organization in the United States other
than the Automobile Club of America. Conse
quently, it declines to recognize the Vanderbilt
Cup race or the American Automobile Associa
tion unless they are explicitly approved and in
dorsed by the Automobile Club of America.
Exactly the same question came up some
years ago before the Automobile Club" of Franc*
in regard to Italy and Belgium, and was settled
by the amalgamation of the rival associations in
one central representative club for each of those
countries. The Automobile Club of France feels
that eventually the problem will be solved in
the United States in' the manner that has proved
satisfactory to all parties in Italy and Belgium.
C. I. B.
[By The Associated Pr<»ss. ]
Dieppe. July 6.— The efforts of William K.
Vanderbilt. Jr., and G. Batchelder. representing
the American Automobile Association, to induce
the international committee of the recognized
automobile clubs to reverse the action recently
taken in Paris, "lnvolving the disqualification of
any French automobile manufacturer who par
ticipates in the Vanderbilt Cup race in the United
States next fall has ended in failure. The com
mittee has ratified the action of the sporting
committee of the Automobile Club of France in
supporting the Automobile Club of America in its
fight against the' American Automobile Associa
tion, under the auspices of which the Vander
bilt Cup race will be run.
Dave Hennen Morris, the special representa
tive of the Automobile Club of America, was
present at the meeting of the international com
mittee to contest the question, and was accom
panied by W". S. Hogan and George Heath, the
latter one of the drivers in the Grand Prix race
to-morrow. Neither Mr. Vanderbilt nor Mr.
Batchelder was admitted to the meeting.
Count Adalbert Sierstorpff. president of the
German Automobile Club, presented the case an
behalf of the American Automobile Association,
which, briefly, was that this association is the
larger and more powerful organization, and. in
addition, never had been properly notified of the
adoption of the Ostend rules, under which the
races of the Automobile Club of America will be
run and which were not adopted by the Ameri
can Automobile Association for the Vanderbilt
Cup race.
The discussion was heated, but in the end the
committee practically was unanimous in the de
cision that it would be impossible to recognize
more than one club in any country or have more
than ..-ne set of rules to govern international
Marquis Ferrarro, president of the Italian
Club, pointed out that a situation similar to that
In the United States existed in Italy, and he was
confident that the position of the international
committee would result in harmony. The mem
bers united in expressing the hope that all would
see the wisdom of establishing an international
standing through a club.
The commitUe was greatly pleased at the let
ter of go<x! wishes from President Roosevelt,
which was transmitted through Judge Gary,
president of the Automobile Club of America, to
Baron de Zuylfn. The latter said that an ap
propriate reply would be sent to President
Roosevelt through M. Piclv>n.
Guyot First in Voiturette Race —
To-day's Grand Prix.
Imperial by Frenrh rah;' t-v The Tribune !
[Copyright, 11MV. by The Tribune Association. 1
IHeppe, July & — The victory of the Detente
voiturette. driven by Guyot. in the international
race of automobiles weighing six hundred kilo
grams, which can be placed on the market at
prices varying from $U2OO to (1,500, indicates a
popular wave in favor of these light, cheap
m«.-tor cars, which proved to-day that they can
attain a prolonged average speed of close to
fifty miles an hour. Experts, however, of ex
ceptional experience, such as Baron de Zuylen.
president of the Automobile Club of France; the-
Marquis de Dion, vice-president; Ren£ de Knyff
and MM. .Loysel and Lavaiotte. members <>f the
racing committee, are unanimous in saying that
this is a dangerous tendency for persons who
want a good, safe car for touring purposes on
average roads, William s. Hogan, the repre
sentative of -the American Automobile flub, is
very omiihatic on this point, and told your cor
respondent that these light, cheap curs that
make splendid recalls on a tace circuit, mi -h
as that near Dieppe, where every yard 0< ground
is known to the drivers, can never on the open
road attain cither the safety or r-peed of the
heavier and more powerful cars, which mii-t stiM
retain their present supremacy f>r alt around
Louis Stranp. the driver c-f the only American
car In the big race to-morrow, expresses the
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Interest in The Tribune's Publication
of Venezuelan Correspondence.
[From The Tribune Bureau. ]
Washington. July 6. — At the State Department
and among diplomats who have not l«=-ft Wash
ington for the summer j^eat interest was man
ifested In The Tribune's publication this morn
ing, for the first time, of the full text of the
diplomatic notes exchanged between Dr. Jos4
de Jesus Paul, Venezuelan Minister of Foreign
Affairs, and Jacob Sleeper. American charge:
d'affaires, at the time of the latter's recall and
the transfer of the American Interests to Brazil,
about three weeks ago.
This interest was heightened by the fact that
officials of the government now in Washington
possessed no knowledge whatever of the notes
exchanged at Caracas, and copies of them have
not reached this capital except through the col
umns of The Tribune. Acting Secretary of
State Robert Bacon was especially interested in
the sharp retort of Castro's Prime Minister.
Immediately after his arrival at the department
to-day he read both notes as set forth In The
Tribune. When seen later in the day he said
there was no comment h*> wished to make, for
the reason that he was wholly without advices
from Mr. Sleeper, beyond the several perfunc
tory caole messages nearly two weeks ago
telling of the arrival of the charge with Major
Ruggles. the American military attache, at
Willemstad, Curagoa, on their way to the United
At Willemstad Mr Sleeper and Major Rug
gles had hoped to make transfer from the Amer
ican gunboat Marietta to a passenger steamer
bound for New York, but failing ViimUßftf
they cabled for permission to have the Marietta
take them to Guantanamo. This request was
granted, and they reached that port on June 30.
The Marietta awaits orders at Guantanamo.
while the steamer to which Mr. Sleeper and
Major Ruggles were transferred is expected to
land them at New York to-morrow.
Acting Secretary Bacon said positively this
afternoon that absolutely nothing had reached
the department from Mr. Sleeper since his de
parture from Caracas except the unimportant
dispatches concerning his itinerary to the United
States. Mr. Bacon said no report had been re
ceived about the closing of the legation or the
exchange of the notes, and that he knew noth
ing more about them than what he saw in The
Tribune this morning.
It is not known here this evening whether
Mr. Sleeper and Major Ruggles, upon their ar
rival in New York, will come direct to Wash
ington to confer with Acting Secretary Bacon,
or whether Mr. Sleeper will first report to Sec
retary Root, who sent formal instructions for
the closing of the legation* and the diplomatic
rupture with Castro just before he left Wash
ington with President Roosevelt on June 20.
That was the day the suspension of relations
occurred, and Second Assistant Secretary' Adee.
who was then Acting Secretary of War. said
at the time that he had absolutely no knowl
edge of the recall of the American officials, for
the reason that he ha.l only returned from
Europe the previous night and had not becomfc
acquainted with what Mr. Root had done.
At that time Senor Veloz, the Venezuelan
charge here, hurried to the State Department
for information, but. in the absence of Secre
tary Root, who had handled the 'matter him
self, the Venezuelan diplomat could officially
learn nothing more than that Mr. Sleeper was,
departing on a "leave of absence."
Naturally no official or diplomat whose opin
ion would be valuable will permit himself to
comment on a condition so grave as that cre
ated by Dr. Paul's reply to Mr. Sleepers re
quest for his passports, and the offensive tone
he adopts in endeavoring to place the United
States and President Roosevelt in an equivocal
light. It is believed, however, that this com
munication will not be ignored after its official
receipt, and that a statement setting forth all
the facts which led to the rupture will be forth
coming fmm the State Department within a
week or ten days.
The Tribiinr will receive long distance telephone
bulletins from the I>eino<Tatlr National Convention la
Denver, anil will po#t them at freournt interval* la
front of the Tribune Buildiui;. beginning to-day.
Sheriff Considers It Equivalent to Betting
Money Tinder New Law.
The danger of making a bet of any kind and then
recording it was emphasized at the Sheepshead
Bay racetrack yesterday, when a man. who Kave
his name as James rtart. was arrested by a deputy
.sheriff for betting ■ dinner that Creation would
beat Dreamer in the second race, and then making
a memorandum of it after the race was over.
The deputy sheriff said he could not s*e the
difference between makings memorandum of a
bet whether it was for a dinner or $10.. and so be
lieved it was his duty to arrest the offender for
a violation vi the new law.
London. July 7.— The efforts of 'The Daily Mail
toward raisins a fund for the entertainment of
the visiting athletes who are to take part in the
Olympic game? nave met a fair measure of suc
cess, J37.C00 already having been subscribed, in
cludhiK 8 Rift of $2,500 from Alfred G. Vanderbllt.
The Roveriim^nt has undertaken to Rive a dinner
for the " official representatives of each foreign
group, to which the ambassador* of. the "respective
countries also will be invited.
McCarrcn and Tow L. Johnson
Crushed— Guffey and Sul
livan Win.
[By Tderr»ph to The nBSB
Denver. July 6. — The twentieth national con
vention of the Democratic party will assemble
at noon to-morrow, when it vv ill be called! •■
order by Thomas Ta^gart. chairman of the na
tional committee. The Right Rev. J. J. Keane.
Roman Catholic Bishop of De:iv r, will offer the
prayer. Chairman Taggart. on behalf at the
national committee, will pres.-nt the name of
Theodore N. Bell, of California, for temporary
Chairman Bell, having been accepted by ths
convention, will deliver the keynote speech of
the campaign. The roll of the convention will
be called by states, and each chairma:
name the choice of his delegation for th>- i
mittees on organization, rules, credentials and
A resolution deploring the death of Grover
Cleveland, twice President of the United States.
and eulogizing his career will be offered and
unanimously adopted. As a further mark of re
spect the convention will th"n adjourn for the
The events of to-day may be summarized as
follows: *
The expose and denunciation of Bryan and
his methods by Colonel Guffey. national com
mitteeman from Pennsylvania, has fallen flat in
the face of an overwhelming Bryan sentiment
and the silence of the "Commoner;" but tho
Pennsylvania delegation has again chosen Guf
fey as its member of the national committee.
• Tom L. Johnson, Mayor of Cleveland and
Bryan's erstwhile friend, has been defeated for
national committeeman from Ohio. He is re
placed by Harvey D. Garber. his political enemy.
The McCarren delegates from New York have
been ruthlessly thrown out by the national com
mittee. The Roger Sullivan delegates from
Illinois have been seated and the Burke men re
The national committee completed its work,
•with the exception of the Pennsylvania and
Idaho cases, and the sub-committees reported
in favor of seating the Guffey delegates from
Pennsylvania and the Dubois anti-Mormon del
egates from Idaho.
Senator Newlands. of Nevada, is being seri
ously discussed for second place Th- Vlcs-
Presidential stock of Kern, of Indiana, and
Town», at NVw York, took an upturn n-day
Most of the delegations caucused in the course
of the day and evening.
Mayor Brown of Lincoln arrival *:th the
genuine Bryan platform. VjMca 'Dave" Francis
declared to be "not tentative, but final.' Bryan
is understood to havo "yielded" most of the
radical features of the anti-injunction plank.
The Bryan men have passed the word that
no decision will be reached regarding second
place until the platform has been adopted
Nebraskan Dictator at Denver—
Shrewder Democrats Hopeless.
[By Telegraph la The Tribuiw.J
Denver. July 6.— William Jennings Bryan so
completely dominates the Democratic National
Convention that he will permit the national
committee to seat only delegates agreeable to
himself: will dictate every line, comma and
period of the platform; will name the Vice-
Presidential candidate, and will choose his own
chairman of the national committee.
The absolute hopelessness with which a large
percentage of the leaders— if such a term can
correctly be applied to Mr. Bryan's lieutenants
In Denver— look forward to the election, with Its
almost "inevitable defeat for their party. ha»
probably never before been equalled in a con
vention of one of the great national parties.
With fully ■• per cent of the delegates on the
ground, the two facts mentioned stand out with
ever increasing prominence. Wild eyed Bryan
ites of "J type of "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, of
Oklahoma, and "Jim" Dahlman. Mayor of
Omaha, harangue the crowds with vituperative
denunciation of Roosevelt and Taft. make
speeches to open-mouthed crowds in the hotel
lobbies, and predict the election of Bryan on
the ground that he is the "anointed of the
Lord." tut. aside from certain district delegates
of their own states, there is none who takes
them seriously. Local success Is the end and
aim of the Tammanyltes. headed by Charles F.
Murphy, who are willing to stand for anything 1
as long as they gain strength in New York
County, and a similar selfish ambition inspires
the majority of the men hitherto regarded as
Democratic leaders.
The absolute domination of the situation by
Mr. Bryan is clearly demonstrated by the fail
ure of Colonel Guffey's vitriolic and candid ex
posure to produce any material effect on the
delegates, who have come here to vote for
Bryan; who realize that they are to have no
voice In framing the platform or selecting a
running mate for their "peerless leader.' and
who will return to their homes contented with
the knowledge that they have had a part la
placing the great Populist at the head of the
Democratic ticket.
Among the shrewder Democrats, however, the
force and significance of the Guffey statement are
not lost. They understand, and In private con
versation admit, the terrible weapon which Mr.
Guffey has placed In the hands of those who will
contest against Bryan in the election, the Repub
lican party and the Independence League.
To the few ■ Hearst men in Denver, Guf
fey's denunciation of Bryan as an "losrate" and
his description of the Nebraskan's well known
methods as "smirking palaver" are a source of
Inexpressible deljght. for that is precisely tha
attitude taken by Str. Hearst, who after havlus
contributed liberally in funds and newspaper in
fluence to Mr. Bryan's campaign in two Presi
dential . yean was repudiated by Bryan* »>•

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