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YouV ou LXVni....N°- 22,359.
Tint to Doubtful States Possible—
1 .rale's Attitude Criticised. ■
[By T»ersr'- to Th» Tribune.]
Hot Springs. Va_. Aug. 2" —It develops to-day
that St is by no means impossible that the Re
atilica.3 Presidential candidate may alter his
jj „..-■". and. instead of remaining in his
licrae city. Cincinnati, throughout September and
October, make a speaking tour of at least some
cf the doubtful states.
The front porch campaign policy was adopted
en the j,dvsce of Chairman Hitchcock and others,
, . fro^i numerous sources Mr. Taft Is receiving
■word that he can make thcusands of votes by
appearing personally before the voters, and
jjsat in some sections it is highly important
•r»rt the voters should have an opportunity to
BimiM ulstln Kennedy, who came yesterday
-„. beg -** r - "*" a f* to attend the opening of this
,p a j3Ti at Younjrstown, went away sorely dis-
Bjpenited at his failure to induce the candidate
to deviate from Us policy, but the seed he
spired (Evidently fell on good ground and to-day
gave evidence of sprouting. Mr. Taft said he
preatly regretted being unable to attend the
Yesntr-" meeting, and seemed himself to
question the wisdom of the policy which has
■been adopted.
-After the Brat week, when yon have your
guiiJirT well in hand." said Mr. Taft to-day, "it
is at extremely pleasant experience to pass
through a political campaign. In 1904 I spoke
ja New York six or seven times, and also
Jn Indiana. Ohio. Vermont. Rhode Island and
IIUeoL* 1 - Speaking three or four times a
day is extremely Trying, but to speak once a
•day is very pleasant D many ways. There is.
ct course, nothing to prevent my changing the
prop*- of staying continuously in Cincinnati
which has been adopted on the advice of my
nana* ra The only serious difficulty is the fact
■that on- is swamped with applications, and it
is i.-EpossiUe to accept all invitations."
Any change of plans affecting the candidate.
however, rests entirely with the national com
lElrtee. That Mr. Taft is entirely willing to
accorrir.odate himself to anything but. a "whirl-
•wind as he put it. is marirr plain.
tarder work."' he says, "than
Bafenu] the rear end of a
TTi:r I . " : - - rfc - rfective.'"
finafly be decided that Mr Taft
will be . . . the
caving ha -. free
Srosi bi -.ails.
Mr Taft stands for the policies of Tbeodor?
Boose' - which by their indorsement in the
nation platform have become the policies of
the Republican party. Standing t'juarely on
those policies, he was a candidate for the nom
ination, and the Republican party in its national
convention chose the man and adopted the poli
cies. Under these circumstances, it is at least
peculiar that a:. Republican whose stock in
trade has been opposition to tho^e policies.
vhrther because of his affiliations with the
ißierests v.hich were hurt by President Roose
velt's fearless enforcement of the law, or be
taiuse of a conscientious conviction that t!fe
policies were mistaken, should card it as re
rarkabi^ that he is not invited to take a place
in the forefront of those who ;ir» working to
•jfcriag about the continuation of those policies
I? the election of Mr. Taft.
And yet it is reported here that Senator For
tier has. throoKi th^ medium of an interview,
pronounced the failure to invit him to speak at
the cpeninu of the" campaign at Young>town,
Ohio, to b' an effort to humiliate him personally.
For obvious reasons Mr. Taft is making- no com
ir.mt on the Fnraker Interview. In fact, com
n^.t seems hardly necessary. Governor Hashes
fca# been invited to open the national campaign
«tth th< sp*-eeh of the day, and it iF a reason
able assumption that just as the work of Gov
ernor Hnghes in bringing about the creation of
th» Public Service Commission and ha other
directions is in con=cnasc* Triih what were for
merly t rmed "the Roosevelt policies," now the
poiicie? of the Republican party, so that. too.
euft comt- in for censure-* from Mr. Foraker.
Judge D D. "Woodmansee. of Cincinnati, a
ner:.b»r nf the Court of Common Plea -, Is at
Hot f prints to-day, and he consented to discuss
tbe Fcraker interview for publication. Judge
"RVianaris. c is a stanch Republican. He was,
is fact, president of th?- National Leag-ue of R<?
pctliran Clubs durinsr the -:-r,;ey campaign
of l£*i. h<- is ab-o p. strong admirer of Mr. For
sier. bat he presents a wholly logical explana
tion of the failure to invite the- Senator to speaa
*t Toungstcv.n. He said to-day:
"As a fiiend and neighbor of Senator Foraker
- Jtfret the impression that has gr-me abroad,
because of an allegr-d interview with the Sen
star reported fr*m New York, in which he was
aaeV •- say that the failure to invite him to
•beak at the satrftiPTl campaign opening at
Tcmagstown was a personal humiliation. Al
•hou*h I h*ve not talked with Jud?" Taft or any
one wh-> hsd to do with the selection of speakers
*or That important occasion, yet I feel sure that
So personal humiliation was intended.
"Asia- from the fact that we have had many
ra-iipaii^i openings in Ohio without our Senator
teSiag part," Judj?'" Woodmansee continued. -it
csa a: once be understood that a very important
<;a*stion of party policy arose this year. Every
one can appr»-ciate that it was an embarrassing
Kt'aation. Senator Foraker. in his Chamber of
Cor?.n-.»rc" speecb delivered in Cincinnati cnly
* short nme apo. made a severe attack on the
Policies of President Roosevelt. How could
the par:y -which intends to wage th- fU?ht
■■■dinjt squarely on these policies as an Is 1 1 li
te its !)latform consistently invite him to take
*• most conspicuous part in the campaign? It
*»* practically impossible, and most of Senator
■sbsJbb friends set- it that way.
"I will yield to no one In my admiration for
Stnat- ■ Foraker."' added Judge Woodmansee.
" r *»i» i splendid services that he has heretofore
*«Jdered in behalf of the Republican party
caß and must not be forgotten, and no one
•O rejrret It more than myself if he finds it
■•••alibi*- to serve the party during this im-
Port c-=nipaißr.
1 * Taft's friend are at a loss to understand
ow Hr Forak»r asa regard as personal a fail
*** « invite him to make a speech which, it is
***>nabl* ••, aisum*, would have contained
* l least an inferential attack on the Presidential
candidate, any more than those Republican a.l
*«*t*e of free sliver could regard ks personal
CmmtJmmmd on areood iMgr
J^lJjf' A^'J«t -3. via Pennsylvania RailnMU
rr*J" train leaves New York 6.45 A. M.. slopping
r >WwL Elizabeth and New Brunswick Rc
•**•** «140 P. M-Aav.
To-daj-. fmlr.
«orr«w. fmir; variable wind*.
•Photographs, copyright.
American Kills Himself at Bourne
mouth — £ '.1,000 in Bank.
Bournemouth. England. Aue. 3). — John Ped
man Reid, said to be a wealthy American, was
found dead in his apartments here to-day. He
had shot himself with a revolver. The coroners
verdict was "Self-destruction during temporary
insanity." Mr. Reid came over to England in
May last. A bank deposit receipt for £."»,0<)0 is
among his effects.
Drotcmng Man Clutches Rescuer
About Neck Saved by Launch.
While hundreds of women and children -were
at the recreation pier at East 24th street and
the Bast River last night. David S. Sheppard. a
member of the T'nited States Volunteer Life
Bavins; Corps, struggled in the water for fifteen
m;nut°s to free himself from the clutches of
Michael Rice, of No. 366 East 9'(th street, whom
he final iv rescued.
Rice fell off the pier and sank immediately.
When ho came to the surface Sheppard plunged
in after him. The drowning man grasped Shep
pard about the neck and both of them went
under. Then the lifesaver struggled desperately
to loosen the other's hold on his throat. The
two were fully clothed, and it required a super
human effort on Sheppard's part to keep above
Once the rescuer fought free, but when he
tried to reach the man a second time, he was
caught again. The current had carried the two
men far out into the river, when Patrolman
Rohrs. of the East 22d street station, threw
two life preservers to the men. Sheppard tried
to tie on" around Rice, but his strength failed
and he sank. A launch from the U. S. S. Han
cock was passing at the time, and the jac-kies got
both men aboard. They were rushed to Bellevue
Hospital. Rice was in a serious condition, and
his cescaer also had to be treated. Both are
expected to recover.
Then Enter Woerz Home in Day-
Ught and Make Rich Havl.
Greenwfc h. Conn.. Aug !!»•.— The summer home
of Frederick W. Woers, a New York brewer,
in Be;].- Haven Park, near her^. was robl»ed of
$6,000 worth Of jewelry and ?I<n> in money to
day after the thieves had drugged three watch
Tw . servants and an infant daughter of Mr
Woers were in the house at the time and heard
the- robbers moving about, but as the dogs did
irk they supposed some member of the
family had returned. Mrs Woers and two >.ki"r
caugnt^rs discovered th^ robbery when they re
turned home from the local police court, where
Mr:- Woers had! accused Cnartes Kraft, h^r
gardener, of slapping her face with a letter,
rglars worked during their absence of one
hour. The thieves overlooked $10,000 concealed
in a r<>om.
Minister of Sixty-four to Wed Ten-Year-Old
Ellicott City. Md.. Aug. 30.— A license was issued
to-day for the marriage of the Rev. Georpe S.
Fitzhugh. ;i»red sixty-four years, to Emma E. Stay
let, a girl ten years old.
The explanation of the peculiar case is said to
be that the Rev. Mr. Fitzliusii de.'ires to make
little Miss Staylet his heiress, and that his object
cannot be attained to his satisfaction by adoption.
Outcome of Crime "Wave in Massachusetts —
Boston Institution Has Shooting Gallery.
[By TIISWH to The Tribune. 5
Boston, Aug. 20.— As the result of the crime wave
that has swept over Massachusetts, with its ac
companiment of murders, burglaries, hold-ups and
robberies, the Shawmut National Dank, one of the
largest In Boston, has equipped » shootinp sallery
in the basement of its building, Slid every employe
M required to take his turn at target practice for
half an hour dally. Automatic guns are furnished
every employe, from messengers to bank cashiers.
and the employe* ar« Kent oft In squads for their
practice, which Is under the supervision of the
chief. watchman of the bank.
Vancouver. IS. C. Aug. :■■< - Most of the fore3t
lire* in this region are un«l«r control to-nisht. A
Cloud of smoke li.ing.s over the city and navigation
in .-flail waters te difficult. N town or settle
ment is believed to be in Hanger.
The Greatest H.v-r Trip and the Finest River
Bteunm it your irer.lce. Yhree .ail tiL-keis accept
ed Hud. iiivW l>ay'LJnt:. Sluaic, *■! swt. comma.
— Advt. * ,
Lord Xorthcote'.s Hearty Greeting
to the American Fleet.
Sydney. N. 8. W.. Aug. 81. — Sydney was aglow
with life and color to-day, and surgi.is thou
sands filled the streets to welcome the officers
and men who brought the American fleet thus
far on the voyage around the world.
From Farm Cove, where the landing whs
made, to the end of the long route the crowds
gave enthusiastic greetings. .Large bodies of
men from all the ships wer« brought ashore in
the morning in launches. They numbered
nearly tfrre^ thousand. They marched ir>. de
tachments tri the Outer Domain, which adjoins
the Botanical Gardens, and formed on allotted
spaces fronting fee reception pavilion. Then
came the admirals and their staffs, who landed
on the east side of the cove, where a piard of
honor from the British naval force? was drawn
ap. They were met by The Prime Minister.
Alfred Deakin. and the other ministers of the
rorr.monwealth; the Premier of New South
Wales and his ministers, the Lord Mayor of
Sydney and members ef the corporation.
Rear Admiral Sperry, commander of the
fleet, inspected the naval guard, and the ad
mirals were driven to the reception pavilion in
the Domain, where they were greeted by Lord
Northcote. o< •••mor General of Australia: Sir
Harry Rawson, the Governor of New South
Wales, and the military and naval heads of the
The grand pavilion was surmounted by a great
golden eagle, glittering in the sunlight, and ths
curved balustrades were ascribed with the
names of the American states. The stands sur
rounding the paviiior. acemed almost buried with
flags, bunting and evergreens. These were „.•-
cupied by the federal and state ministers, mem
bers of the Legislature and government officials.
Beyond the official inciosure spectators were
massed under wide-spreading trees. The brill
iant uniforms of th« guard of honor from the
Royal Australian Artillery contrasted with the
plain colors worn by the Americans.
Lord Northcote, on behalf of Australia, ex
tended the heartiest of welcome.* to Admiral
Sperry. his officers and men. and congratulated
them warmly on the success of the voyage.
After greetings had been exchanged a pro
cession was formed, the Lord Mayor and offi
cials and the American admirals, with their
staffs, occupying carriages. Over twenty-five
hundred men from the fleet were in the pre
cession. They carried arms, but no ammuni
tion, in accordance with an arrangement which
was made the night before.
A hitch occurred in the original arrr .ige
m^nts when, soon after the arrival of the
Americans at this p< rt. it was learned by Ad
miral Sperry that owing to the imperial regu
lations the landing of armed men in Australia
would be barred. Admiral Sperry immediately
informer] the government that unless his men
werP permitted to carry arms they would not
take part in th»> parade. An arnica lie agrre»
ni?nf was reached on this point, however, with
out difficulty, the Commonwealth government
granting permission for the American sailors
and marines to ~arry arms, but no ammunition.
The detachments from the various ships were
heade.l by color bearers and accompanied by
the ships 1 bands. Their marching whs admired
and they were cheered on every hand. AH the
str .f. t^ alons th»- route were profusely decorated,
end wer.- lined with federal troops and police.
•>n their return to the Domain the visitors
were entertained at luncheon. The whole city
turn.-d out to do them honor and the greatest
enuthusiasm prevailed
The Prime Minister, in '.-xteiiding the greeting
of the commonwealth to Admiral Sperry, said
that it was iii essence and truth from the whole
people. Lord Mayor Hu^h'-r presented an a.i
dress to tli^ admiral, who acknowledged the gift
in warm terms. Be said that when he awoke
early yesterday he was greeted by vast crowds.
which seemt-d millions, a.s the warships travelled
toward their anchorage. His next w. -iconic was
by the old British admiral. Sir Harry Et&wson,
whose kindly words of cheer and . ric- jrage-
Bteni were most grateful, while the reception
uccord.d to bimaatf and In.- men by the Gov
ernor Genera] an<l the Australian people waa
extr>-m«-i\ hearty.
Americans, be said, therefore, had every rea
ton to f«*el themselves among friends and kins
men. He appreciated the kind references which
had been made to the American navy, which hud
been built on the glorious example of Great
Britain, '•••<■ deeds of valor on many seas rilled
the pages or" history. The object of a navy, he
said, was to make a country secure from at
tack, and. even if a hostile fleet crossed the seas
and landed troops, the enemy could not main
tain the conquest while, that country's navy was
( .nliniiril on ."»"»rnjfi P-iCf-
"11* purity has made it famous." — Advt
IJtOP. by Underwood & Underwood. »w York. l *•
Gets Metropolitan Tower to Send
Wireless Messages to Eiffel Tower.
Within two years this city wiil be in wireless
telephonic communication with Paris, or such
at least M the confident expectation of the De
Forest Radio Telephone Company, which yes
terday entered into a contract with the Metro
politan Life Insurance Company for the use of
its new 70»)-foot tower at No. 1 Madison ave
nue, where the wireless apparatu- is to be in
In the Eiffel Tower in Paris, at a height of
990 feet, apparatus differing slightly from that
used in the T'nited States will receive the vi
brations .transmitted from New York and send
messages from French soil to this country, if
thi- plan succeeds.
Dr. Lee De Forest is the president of the
Radio Telephone Company, as well as its scien
tific head. Active negotiations were beyun laat
spring while he was conducting hi? wireless
telephone experiments in Paris for the French
tjovernment. The Eiffel Tower, as the highest
point in France practicable for the purpose,
was selected as the seat of the operations,
which lasted for several weeks and gave those
who were testing the new system a chance to
show what it could actually accomplish. At
that time wirele^ telegraph messages flashed
at the Glace Bay station, in Nova Scotia, were
received in Paris. :?,<>oO miles distant, on the
summit of the tower. At the same time wire
less telephone messages sent fin m the tower
were distinctly heard on the coast of the Medi
Dr. De Forest believed that with far mor*» ef
fective apparatus it would be possible to com
municate between New York and Paris, and he
immediately decided to use the new Metropolitan
tower. .
Before he could see his way clear to put his
schemes into effect he found it necessary to ne
gotiate with the French government and with
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company To
obtain the privilege of using the Eiffel Tower
Dr. De Forest made formal application to the
French Department of War. The plan was
taken up enthusiastically by the War Minister.
Last month Dr. De Forest returned to New
York and laid his plan? before the directors of
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. They
took readily to his ideas and laid no obstacles
in his way. The result was the signing yester
day of a contract that will permit the Radio
Telephone Company to use the little house on
the roof of the building for apparatus and to lay
wires from this to the apex of the tower.
The wires will not be put up until the middle
of October at the earliest, when the building
will be divested of part of its scaffolding at
that height. Even after the wires are erected
they will be invisible from the street, and it
will" be impossible to detect the cause of the
wonderful message? through siace to a point
4.<* mi miles off.
When the new tower is finished an antenna
consisting of six or eight small copper wires
will be fastened through the topmast balcony
on the fifty-second floor, just under the lantern.
The*e wires will be insulated from the metal
frame of the tower and will run down diagon
ally clear to the Fourth avenue end of the roof
of the main building, where the wireless ap
paratus "ill he located in the pent hous.-. In
this way it will be arranged so that each wire
--hall be more than 7ix» feet in length, and as
far as possible removed from the absorbing in
fluence of the steel frame of the tower. The
power station will be 1(M» feet above the side-
Wa 1 k
Dr. De Forest paid last nicht that he was
happy over the signing of the contract, which
now enabled him to tell the public about his
ambitious idea. He was enthusiastic in his
confidence that his plan would succeed.
• •'It is only a matter of two years or less be
fore the telephoning between New York and
Paris begins," said Dr. De Forest, when seen
at the Yale Club. "The Radio- Telephone ap
paratus will be of ten kilowatt capacity and
capable, it is estimated, Of covering l.ixx> miles
with the present type of apparatus. This will
mean that wireless telephone communication
can be established at once between New York
and Philadelphia, Boston. Montreal, Chicago and
Havana. Cuba. With certain refinement! of the
art which I am now working on It will be pos
sible later on to telephone to the Eiffel Tower.
••(if course, the telegraph is far simpler, and it
will not be surprising if this city and Paris art
in direct wireless communication within the next
year. Ap. aratus for the tower has been under
construction for some time, and will Le installed
even before the antenna wires can be put in.
The new station should be in operation on No
vember 1."
It will mean an expenditure of about ••<*;. tin* to
put the- station In working condition, Due to
4,'ontinurti en third page.
Copyright. 1903. by
Th« Tribune Association.
The Lusitania Clips 3 Hours and 4"
Minutes from Best Time Across.
The Cunard liner Lusitania dropped anchor
off the Sandy Hook Lightship at 1<>:1:» o'doch
las: night, lowering the workl's record and her
own for the fastest passage across the Atlantic
over the short course by 3 hours an*i 4«» min
utes. The time of passage was 4 days. 13 hour?.
A new record also was made for the fastest
average speed, which was knots for the
entire passage, and trom noon Sunday, to noon
Monday she made the phenomena] ra
knots, which has nev^r been equalled by any
merchant steamer in the world
The Lusitania passed Daunts Ro< k Light
ship at 11:30 a. m.. August 16 Up to noon .if
that day she made 21 knots. From noon
Sunday to noon Monday she made the record run
of !>•"••> knots, to noon Tuesday, tilt* knots. The
remainder of the run. from noon yesterday to
i»:.'sO p. m., when she came abeam the Sandy
Hook Lightship, was -W> knots, makins a total
diatance of 2.7 M knots.
She averaged throughout the day of her
record run a speed of 12."».t«> knots. The slo-.ving:
up of the Lus=itania"s great speed is attributed
to the inability of the condensers to work as
well in. the waters of the Gulf Stream as in the
cold waters outside of tt. #
Reported Accident to Crowded Ex
cursion Train in West Virginia.
Grafton, W. Va.. Aug ».— Ten persona are
reported to have been killed an.l many others
injured to-night, when an overloaded paaseaaer
train on the Pennsbnro & Baxrferrllle FUiiir.a.l
bearing < xcursionists from the Ritchie County
Fair, one mile from Psmsboro, bmke down and
was wrecked.
First City District to Declare for
the Governor.
The firs-: Republican district committee in this
city to i. -.dorse Governor Hughes for the renom
ination is ihat of the 23d District, which met
mst night and passed resolutions declaring that
the Governors administration of the affairs af
the state lefl anythine but a renomination en
tirely nu; of the question.
There has been considerable opposition to the
Governor in the organization in the district, but
this has been overridden by the enormous
Hughes sentiment which has developed there.
The strongest Hughes men in the district are
Colin H. Woodward, Deputy Superintendent of
Elections, leader of the district and strong sup
porter of Herbert Parsons; Assemblyman
James A. Francis, who seconded the resolutions,
and ex-Assemblyman Josiah T. Newcotnb, who
is the candidate for the nomination for Senator
to succeed Senator Page in the 19th.
Mr. Xewcomb introduced the resolutions, and
in speaking for their adoption said that while
if Governor Hughes's relations with the organ
ization bad been closer, they would have aided
his programme of reform in the state, neverthe
less his administration had been of such char
acter and good government had been fostered to
such an extent under it. '*■■"■ <* rencmination
was demanded.
Amnn< the others who spoke for tne resolu
tions were Florence J. Sullivan, who has always
been known a." a decided organization mar and
is one of the ?tr.ms p s! spenbteders of the
committee, and Leopold Leo, who is an out and
out Hughes man.
Crater in Mexico 700 Feet Wide —
The Forests Threatened.
[By ■Malays to Th» Tribune. J
Tampico. Mex., Aug. IS). — The fury of the
great oil fire near the San Geronimo River, sev
enty-five miles southwest of here, has greatly
increased in the last two days. The top of
the crater has widened to T< » feet in diameter.
The burning oil is -overflowing the sides of the
miniature volcano and threatens to spread the
flames to the adjacent forests, despite the hard
efforts of soldiers and laborers. Government
engineers who arrived here several days ago
have reiMirted to President Diaz that the flames
are consuming 7<^',' ■ barrels of oil daily. Oil
- experts place the quantity destroyed Uaily ut
Isu><MlO barrels.
Three Rivers, Ho abet Aug. 2o.— Soon after leav
in« her dock this afternoon the ferryboat Glacier
ran into and sunk a yacht ccntainini; rive person.".
Two of Mm party, Avila Brunelle. of this city,
ami liis sister. Yvonne, avre ttnuwn^d, the oU>*r>
being ret>eu«<l by the crew of the American «team
yacht Atlanta, which was lying at the wharf
ntur lur
Stati Sitwi-ior Discussed at Oyster
Bay — Sherman Here.
Representative James S. Sherman, the Re
publican Vice-Presidential candidate, and Frank
H. Hitchcock, chairman of the Republican Na
tional Committee, returned here last night from
a conference with President Roosevelt at Oys
ter Bay. where the question of the renominati >r»
of Governor Hughes was under discussion.
An Impression had spread that sansc state
ment would be given out I ■■;.- Mr Hitchcock <>a
his return, but he avoided the newspaper men.
who had waited for him for more than three
hours, and got to his room in the Hotel Manhat
tan unobserved. ' Word was sent down that loth
Mr. Hitchcock and Representative Sherman
were tired and would a* right •* bed. They
had nothing to say on the result of their con
ference, it was stated
Those. in touch with the situation who saw
Mr. Hitchcock both before and after the con
ference with the President were strongly of
the impression last night that it had been de
cided that the best interests of the party de
manded the nomination of Governor Hushes.
A man who did not wish to be connected wittJ
the statement said last night that the«^£iorta»
campaign managers did not think 'it would be
necessary for them to ma. any statement, as
the attitude of the state leaders was now strong
ly in the direction of the renomination of Gov
ernor. Hughes. He expressed it as his opinion
that Governor Hughes would be renominated it
the sentiment continued to crystallize as it had
been ''.ling.
The attitude taken by Chairman Hitchcock
has been that he did not wish to interfere in the
state situation, as such, but he did '-el that he
was responsible for getting the electoral vote of
the state for the Republican ticket and was Jus
tified in advising in any situation which threat
ened to injure the success-of the electoral ticket
It is understood that on his visit to Oyster
Bay some time asr>> Mr Hitchcock was told th.»»
the attitude of the President was that he wanted
to know who was the man to nominate, not was
was the man not to nominate. H»- want- . som 1 *
affirmative plan rather than negative criticism.
In looking over the situation Mr Hitchcock haj
borne that in mind, and his report to the Presi
dent yesterday is said to have been in accord
ance with that idea.
Fr"m the fact that neith-r Mr. Hit
nor Representative Sherman rar-i! to talk to
the newspaper men last ni:rht the impressiosi
was conveyed that any announcement regard
ing the renomination of the Qu*mm -
\ to com*- fr->tn the state leaders after
they had a chance to discuss it araon; them-
It was predicted last night that within a few
days the state leaders would announce that as
a result of the canvass of the entire situation
it had been found that the best interests of the
party demanded the renomination of the Gov
The trip to Oyster Bay of the national chair
man and the candidate . for Vice- President tras
made in the Crescent, the yacht of ex-Repre
sentative George J. Smith, the new treasurer
of the state committee, who accompanied them.
They left New York at :» o'clock in the morn
ing- and reached Sagamore Hill in time for
luncheon. When they left th» President at 3
o'clock in the afternoon the yacht was headed
for Rye. where ex-Sheriff James S. Merritt. the
Republican leader of that town, was holding
his annual clambake. It was surmised that da
trip was taken for the purpose of seeing "Will
iam L. Ward, national cemmitteeman and leader
of Westehester County.
A hurried call was sent to New York for
President Parsons of the New York County
Committee, and he went to Rye by train, ac
companied by Representative William S. Ben
net, who had been one of the luncheon guests
at Oyster Bay, but had returned to New York
by an early afternoon train. At the headquar
ters of the county committee it was said that
President Parsons's hurried departure was due
to a business engagement with his father at ■
Harrison, in Westchester County.
The {.arty reached Rye about ">:3O o'clock,
and spent half an hour at the clambake. Rep
resentative Sherman and Mr Hitchcock shook:
hands with several hundred persons. When the
national chairman was asked regarding the con
ference on the state situation h* replied: "This
is th first clambake I ever attended, and I am
enjoying it immense!}
The party, augmented by Mr. Ward. President
Parsons and Representative Bennet. left th«
clambake in automobiles and went to the yacht
at <: o'clock. The trip to the city was made la
leisurely fashion. in order to give as much tim«
as possible for the conference. it was S:3O
before the party landed at the anchorage at Laa
New York Yacht Club and separated.
It was decided that no member of the party
should talk of the results of the conference, but
the developments of the next few days will
make them apparent. It would not be surpris
ing if Timothy L. Woodruff, chairman of the
state committee, returned to town before the
end of the week. He is at his Adirondack camp
and did not »xpect to return before Monday.
Mr Sherman will be In the city all day. and
does not expect to return to Utica before to
morrow. There will be a meeting of the execu
tive committee of the national committee to-
In addition to those already spoken of. tna
President entertained at luncheon at Oyster Bay
yesterday Michael J. Dady, one of Mr. Wood
ruffs lieutenants in Kings County; William J.
Youngs. United States Attorney for the Eastern
District of New York: Robert Bacon. Assistant
Secretary of State; Captain Cameron McR Wins
low. U. S. N.. and James H. Kidder. of New
York, a hunter of big game. With the excep
tion of th.-- who arrived on ex-Represent*: -
Smith's yacht, the guests reached Oyster Bay
on the 12:19 train and were taken to Sagamor*
Hill in automobiles.
Before going to Sagamore Hi". Mr. Hitchcock
said that he had nothing to say. but would lay
something after the conference. If there was
anything that could be told Representative
Sherman said he was simply paying his respects
to the President and did not wish ta speak of
the Governorship situation at this time.
It la understood that the President did not d«
vote himself entirely to the New York State sit
uation, but also discussed the general issues of,
the campaign. It was agreed that considerable
attention should bf given to the currency and
banking questions. Chairman Hitchcock told
the President that at had arranged to put »ct
strong arguments opposing the Democratic plat
form declaration for government guarantee of
bank deposits.
Representative Bonnet talked with the Presi
dent on the question of obtaining an increase
in Dm salaries at laborers in the local a^Maal

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