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SHEARS RECORD AGAIH
WEIGHT IS STILL AT IT.
Aeroplanes Flight Lasts 1 Hour
10 Minutes £6 Seconds.
•Washington. Sept. 11. — In a flight lasting 1
nrnjr 10 minutes and 26 seconds Orville Wright
late to-day surpassed all previous exploits for a
time and distance flight for a heavier-than-air
Two flights were made at Fort Myer. Virginia,
to-day, the first, of only 10 minutes and 50 sec
onds' duration, being Bar the purpose of ascer
taining what rate of ppeed he had been attain
ing during his recent long flights. To-day's
test demonstrated, according to the aviator's
calculation, that the speed of the aeroplane dur
ing; the record breaking flights of Wednesday
and Thursday was 39.55 miles an hour.
Mr. Wright arrived at the testing grounds at
Tvirt*Myer at 4 o'clock and immediately pre
pared to make a flight. He had been in confer
ence with Lieutenant Sweet, the representative
of the navy at the aeronautical trials, in con
nection with the plans of the naval branch of
the service for adapting aeroplanes.
The weather conditions were ideal, and Mr.
"Wright lost no time in having the machine
placed on the starting track. Before making
the first flight he said: "I want to make a flight
of about ten minutes In order to see how my
pretest speed compares with what I made at
Kinv Eawk, N. C. I have a time and distance
apparatus attached to the aeroplane, but as It
registers only ten kilometres without repeating
I have to make I short flight in order to deter
mine the speed £ which the machine travels
through the air."
Bavthsl a: 44. o'clock, \ u " aemplan« made
tmda and then, land
- ■ ■ le thousand or mnr«
• r-ir.puted the speed of
"The anemometer registers 11.44 kilometres,"
sa?d Mr. Wright, "making th« speed a little over
thirty-seven miles an hour. "We made forty
four miles an hour at Kitty Hawk with a little
less power. Of course, the turns there were
much jonger and therefore did not impair the
*-pe?£ 2.s much as the turns I make here, but I
tad no idea ther* was such a great difference."
Later, Mr. Wright found that he had miscal
culated the ppeed, and announced that it had
been 39.55 miles an hour.
By those who have witnessed Mr. Wright's
Sights from the beginning- the results, mar
vellous as they are. are now regarded as a mat
ter of course, but the majority of those who wit
nessed to-day's long flight were aroused to
great enthusiasm when the aviator, for the third
successive cay, broke the world's previous rec
ord. Fifty-seven times the machine passed over
the Hart point during- the 70 minutes and
■ mam la that it was up. Twice the pian
fet described the figure "8," showing, for the
first time in his Fort Myer flights, that he could
nring his machine in any direction. A feature
cf the landing- as that he did not stop the
■■tor ur.til the machine touched the ground.
Octave Chanute, the well known aeronaut,
arrived at Fort Myer to-day. "The Wright
brothers began their work in aeronautics in an
ssssual way." "aid Sir. anute. "Orville was
convalescing from scarlet fever, and his brother,
Wilbur, read Pettigrew's book on aeronautics to
aim. Scon after, 'The Aeronautical Annual'
iras published, and ft* Wright "brothers learned
froa its pages what had been done toward con
eaering the air. The experiments started them."
Before making another ascension at Fort
liver Mr. Wright will make a few changes in
tis machin*. la order to attain greater speed.
FOTJB PLIGHTS AT LZ MA^s.
log Hnpn Trials of Wilbur Wright —
Longest Trip 4 Minutes. 33 Seconds.
l Mass. Sept. 11.— In spite of a heavy fog- this
ncrr^s Wilbur V.'right made a trip at an early
hour. Almost immediate! rafter his started, his
aeroplane was hidden from spectators by the mist_
After describing a larg* circle it returned to the
Kartirg acini ar.d alighted, having been gone two
"*'"lvi and nfteen s*^onds. He made another
atJesjjt a little later, but the fog was still too
heavy. At - o'clock the weather cleared and Mr.
"^rtsttaade his third attempt, with the Intention
•1 caking ■ long Sight. He had trouble, however,
■*^i the sparking apparatus of his motor, and
'" '■'"' to come down after having been four
BB * BBE ar.«! «fty;-two seconds in the air.
After overhauling the motor Mr. Wright took
«i!t th« aeroplane asrain this evening and made a
£sh* lasfcrg 4 minufs and 33 seconds. He reached
* *** cf 40 feet, and the speed of the machine
*■** • kilometres an hour. He descended on a- -
coua cf the cold which numbed his hands and
■*** tLe niinipulttion of levers difflcult.
PARIS PRESS ENTHUSIASTIC.
Paris, Sept. H.— "Writers on aviation this morn
i=g devote columns In the newspapers to the im-
T*n*nee or Orvil'.e Wright's 2yin£ feats at Fort
M>tt. With practical unanimity they hail the
Fort llyer performance as marking the definite
«■*»»•*• of the air by man. Most of the writers
tiiiak that in a sliort time the Wrights or some
ftier investor will win "The London Daily Mails"
Prtze of JSO.OfP Tor a flight from London to Man
chester and it Michelin's prize of Sin.OTO for a
fight from Paris to the dome of the cathedral at
Clerasor.t-F'.-rninJ. The latter competition is open
MAJOR GROSS'S COMMENT.
feftfr*. S*pt. ii.— Major Gross, commander of the
anp.r helicon department, said to-day regarding
Onfifc Wright's records: "Orvilie "Wright's ajpaaa
*i<J C^ht represents significant progress in the
<swnala «f the technique of flying. If he succeeds
to ase?r.dir.£ with two persons to an altitude of
•^eral hundred yards, his machine, which hither
to has only served for sport, will begin to acquire
•aUttaTj value. I wish him further great euc-
GISMAS AIESHIP ON LONG TRIP.
fcsjcr Gross Starts from Berlin for Stettin
en Voyage of 160 Miles.
Bnrfia. s^pL ll.— A military dirigible balloon left
«&& o'clock to-night on a long trip. It is the
fc**Eticn to fly to Stettin, on the north coast, and
£*turn. Major Gross, commander of the army bal-
J?"* department, and two ether officers are aboard
airship. The journey was begun against a light
*t- i f d ' baT full 'P*** s s^on was attained. The air
"■*•''<= io an altitude of six hundred feet and
*PP«Ju»(i t 0 >*j n-aitij.g satisfactory progress when
cisappeared. As the distance Is about 160 miles,
■m probable that the airship will not return be
LLS RATTLESNAKE WiTH HATPIN.
St. T IBy Tel^S Tm PP h *°T"« Tribune.]
? E " Eept - H— Armed with a hatpin, Mrs.
I'thrJT 1 ** 1 " of No. 503< Garfield avenue, killed
«ota« t"*'" rattlesnake, which had invaded her
Mrs. Jordan found tne snake coiled
b^. ' striking distance of her nlne-months-old
*tti e * threw a Pot of boiling water over the
S^jT ** veT - before eae finished him with the
CHILI BARS FOREIGN LABOR.
k^aco de Chili, Sept. 11— The government has
3 V°° r success with the foreign laborers
t- A 7T ° the e °* 3^ x *7 to ~ purposes
dcci4 * a *"" put an * &d lo lij * cumins of
t_™ rlrr^iW^HaM. wind( .. NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1908.— FOURTEEN PAGES.
EXPLOSION KILLS ONE.
Dye Shop Blons Up at Syracuse —
Syracuse, Sept. 11.— With n roar audible for
blocks, the dye shop of the Wlldridge-Latimer
Company. In this city, blew up shortly before 5
o'clock this afternoon, killing one man and in
juring: a number of persons. An explosion of
gasolene from an unknown cause demolished
the two story shop, scattering the roof and
brick walls in. all directions and setting fire to
dwelling houses on each side.
Harry Altenbrand. employed in the shop, was
blown through the front door, and was found
lying face down in the ruins, dead, his flesh
burned almost to a crisp. William Wildridge,
the proprietor, the only other man in the sh^p.
was blown out of the rear door and was se
veaaly Injured in the back.
The explosion wrought havoc in all directions,
shattering windows over one hundred feet away
and knocking over fences and posts. Brick and
glass flew like shot from a gun. Abram W.
Lipe. t»eventy-seven years old. and Philip Lites.
two and a half years old, residing near by, re
ceived cuts and bruises. Firemen extinguished
the flames In the dwelling houses and the gaso
lene saturated ruins of the dye shop after an
hour and a hairs fight.
SIX TOWXS THREATEXED.
Indian Reservation Also in Path of
31 in n esota Fires.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 11.— While conditions in
the region of forest fires north of Duluth are
threatening to-night, no actual damage to habi
tations has yet resulted, and the residents are
hoping for a change in wind or for rain. No
rain has fallen In thfs region since July 10.
The Inhabitants of the region are gathered
along the lake shore, praying for rain, but pre
pared to take to the la^e In small craft should
the worst come. Grand Marals, the Pigeon
River Indian Reservation, Big Bay, Chicago-
Bay, Cascade, Cofton and Nutson are threat
ened by fire on their outskirts to-night.
Port Arthur. Ont., Sept. 11.— Reports this after
noon say the forest fires in this vicinity are now
dying out because there, is no wind.
Boston. S«=pt. 11.— A pall of smoke which has
hung over Boston since yesterday morning in
creased ;n density late to-day and almost obscured
the sun. The smoke apparently comes from the
northwest and !s of a brownish hue, the sunllglit
shining through It casting a pinkish glow. It Is
thought that the smoke Is caused by great forest
fires in the northwestern states and Canada,
EESCTTE KEAB, NIAGARA FALLS.
Two Women and Two Men Taken from Dis
abled Launch Above Cataract.
Buffalo, Sept. 11. — A launch containing two men
and two women ran on the rocks in the Niagara
River, a mile above the falls, at 8 o'clock to
night. There was a dense fog over the river, and
the cast locked ro lad that watermen Mt L»asal!e
were afraid t<- ;it: c mpt a res ; c . When Chief of
Police Lycns was mclie t-. :.• • a river in, . he
<"i-:'^i I":: ■. n-.an "T< m'" Cinrc;.-. who has - score
< i r:-',-j"5 ;<« his crtdit ami recently received a
Carnegie r.?<?dal. Conrcy st cace started up the
river to gel Mayor Douglass's launch.
In the mean time Edward Wilson, an employe
of the Intern3ti.br.2l Paper Company, started to
the rescue with a rowboat. He reached the launch
safely and took off the two women, landing them
half a mile ahoy*> th* falls. He returned to the
wreck and got one of the men, Conroy. with the
launch, picking up the fourth member of the
MAY SEND CRUISER TO SEEK AEON.
Navy Department Urged to Attempt to Find
Washington. Sept. 11.— Repres^nta'ive Maynard.
of Yirsinia. accompanied by A. H. Martin and G
M. Berpel, of Norfolk, called on Secretary BfeteeJl
to-day and urged the Navy Department to use Us
best endeavors to find the missing steamship Aeon,
In the Pacific Oceon. Mrs. Patrick, wife of Chap
lain Patrick, of the navy, a daughter of Mr. Serpel.
and Mrs. Patricks children are passengers.
A r^b> message isas sent to Rear Admiral Swin
burne, in command of the Pacific fleet, asking him
to report on his arrival at Apia, Samoa, from
Honolulu, whether any trace of the Aeon had been
f.-.und. If he reports In the negative, probably
the croaaar < dorado, now undergoing repairs at
the Bremerton Navy Yard, and some other scout
cruiser will be dispatched in search of the Aeon.
A s'pamer of the company which owns the Aeon
left San Francisco for Samoa on August 28, and
may sight the missing ship.
NATURAL GAS EXPLODES IN TOWN.
Child Killed. Nine Persons Injured, Four
Brantford. Ont., Sept. —An explosion which
was felt throughout the business part of Brantford
occurred this afternoon at 2 o'clock, when* an es
cape of natural gas blew up four buildings in Col
borne street, including a theatre and a cafe. Plate
glass windows for blocks were blown in. There
were no persons in either the restaurant or the
theatre, or the loss of life would have been serious.
Mrs. William Horning and three children, who
occupied rooms above one of the buildings, were
burled in the ruins. One of the children, two years
old. died at 6 o'clock at the hospital. The condi
tion of Mrs. Horning and a son, Charles, Is serious,
and both will probably die. Joseph Blaybarough
will also probably die. Six other persons were
more or less seriously Injured. The property loss
will not exceed $25,»">0.
STATE POLICE AFTER OYSTER PIRATES.
Ocean City. Mi, Sept. 11. — The state oyster po
lice, under Commander Howard, are after thirty
one oystermen to-night, who have been violating
the oyster laws and raiding the beds in Sinepuxent
Bay. The police are armed with repeating rifles
and will enforce the law at any cost. The piratical
oyster craft have disappeared, but threaten to re
turn as soon as the police bo away.
COLLEGE PRESIDENCY FOR PASTOR.
The Rev. William H. Mac Master, pastor of the
Embury Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church.
Lewis avenue and Decatur street, Brooklyn, was
elected president of the Mount Union College, near
Alliance, Ohio, on Monday. He said yesterday he
would probably accept the honor. Mr. Mac Master
Is an alumnus of Union College in the class of '99.
and later wen the degree of bachelor of divinity in
the Drew Theological Seminary. In New York Uni
versity he received the master -»f arts and master
of philosophy degrees. The Rev. Mr. Mac Master
will succeed the Rev. A. B. Riker, who resigned last
v. ■■•• k and will be the college's fourth president.
TWO WEALTHY MEN KILL THEMSELVES.
W;!mington, Del . Sept. 11— Alexis J. Hart, thirty
years old, the wealthy secretary and treasurer of
the A J Hart Company, wholesale grocers, «hot
himself at h:p mother .« home to-day. He had been
married torn tbaa threa mnnfha, and no reason for
toward Williams, sixty-five years old, a wealthy
real estate owner, killed himself this afternoon by
blowing off the tcp of his head at his summer
bom** Chestnut Croft. A week ago Wiliiams was
fctriekej. with paralysis, and this is thought to have
CARS CRASH IX RACE
SARTORI &ADLY IXJURED.
Accident Mars ?4-Hour Auto Con
test at Brighton Beach,
SCORE FOE FIFTH HOTTR IN 24-
HOUR AUTOMOBILE RACE.
No. Car. 11. P. Driver*. Distance.
1 . I ■>! it 45 .Mlrhrner and Lynch. .'. .339
I. T.ozi«T .. .50. Mulford and Cabr.. 232
S. -Flat 40. .Copra and Parker. . . . . .230
4.. Strains 6O..l.aurpnt and'.Ma'rqnlx. . .331
5 Renault 4.V Clement and Sartor!.... 64
6.. Simplex 50 . .Rob<-rt»nn and I^«ranlt . 245
" .Acme -. :....'.. .43. .Strnnjj and Rofpr. .157
B.. Thomas 40. .Roberts and Martin .203
9..5. T. O. 16 .KJcld-M-n and -Tiihom . . 55
10 .Garford 40. Yantinr and Doty M
11. Allen-Kin** n ..40.. Crane and RippigtHe. . .233
Paul Sartori, driving a Renault car. was badly
hurt last night less than two hours after the
start of the Motor Racing Association's twenty
four-hour automobile race at the Brighton
Beach track. The Renault and the S. P. O. car,
driven by Kjeldsen. came together on the far
turn. Sartori was hurled through the air when
his car plunged through the fence.
He suffered a compound fracture of his upper
right arm. His mechanic. Joseph Karanl, was
more seriously hurt, having concussion of the
brain and a bad scalp wound. Dr. Longbottom,
of the Coney Island Reception Hospital, had
both men placed Immediately on the operating
table, and at an early hour this morning was
still operating on them. Sartori will probably
be able to leave the hospital to-morrow, but
Karani will have to stay there Indefinitely.
The withdrawal of the two cars that were
wrecked In the collision that caused Sartori's
Injuries practically reduced the field of eleven
starters to seven, for Lewis Strang, in an Acme,
and Van Tine, In a Garford, had had troubles
t — t really eliminated them from the race not
lr -g after the starting signal had been given by
President Roosevelt over the telephone from
What was probably the largest crowd that
ever saw a race of this character was on hand
when the cars got away on their long grind,
thousands having poured in the gates in time to
see the beginning of what all the spectators re
garded as the real sport, although there had
been a good crowd In the afternoon to watch
the early short distance races. There were
probably twenty-five thousand persons In the
Brighton inclosure by 9 o'clock, and every seat
in the big grand and field stands was filled.
' MORBID SIGHTSEERS.
The lawns were crowded also, and every turn
attracted the morbidly curious, who realized
that there they were more likely to get the
thrilling experience of F^mer two cars crash
together or the sickening s:~. ;\x of a great rac
ing car being hurled through a fence.
Until Sartori's accident these morbid ones
were disappointed, however, for serious acci
dents did not occur. There was plenty of minor
troub'e, and at one time, just before the crash,
there were only five cars on the track. )
After an hours racing two Lazier cars led the
f.e'd. each having covered forty-eight miles.
Close behind, with' a mileage of forty-six to
their credit and working smoothly, were the
Renault, the Flat, the Steams and the Allen -
Kingston, while only a mile behind, running
smoothly and well, was the big red Simplex
car, driven by Lescault. At 11 o'clock, after
three hours of gruelling work, this car had re
sistlessly ploughed into the lead, having trav
elled 146 miles. The -Kingston was sec
ond, three miles behind.
Th° first hour had sounded the knell of the
hopes of those who went to the track to cheer
Lewis Strang. victor at Savannah, at Briarcliff
and at Lowell. Strang, in his Acme, got a bad
start, and had a three-mile handicap to over
come at the start. He was equal to the task,
however, and cutting loose in terrifflc fashion,
soon caught the leaders. This achievement won
him great applause, and every time the big
Acm«. with the huge figure "7" that marked It,
passer! the crowded stands a mighty cheer went
up. Trouble with his carburetor soon developed
for Strang. however, and he was nineteen miles
behind the leaders at the end of the first hour.
Two hours more added only twenty-six miles
to his total, and he was off the track most of
the time, although, when his car was running
he made fine speed.
The Renault had travelled sixty-four miles
when It wap put out of the race by the collision
with .he S. P. 0., and was still well up with the
Mchener, in the Lozi-r car No. 1, who led at
the end of the first hour and who needed two
minutes and fifteen seconds more than the even
hour to complete the first fifty mil"?, began to
lose ground after that, and his team mate, Mul
ford, in the Lozier car No. 2. had trouble of
pome kind that kept him off the track after the
accident to Sartori for a few minutes. Both
cars maintained great speed, however, and the
Mlchener car was only a mile behind Crane, in
the Allen-Kingston, at the end of the third
hour. Michener led Parner, in the Fiat, by
"three mfles at this stage of the race, and the
Italian car was two miles ahead of the second
Lozier entry, which, in turn, had a mile the
better of Laurent, In the Steams.
Then, fourteen miles behind, with a total of
122 miles to his credit, came Roberts, one of the
drivers in the New York-to-Paris race, in a
A TERRI "IC PACE.
The pace to this point had been terrifi'-. The
leading Simplex car had equalled the record for
three hours, and had averaged forty-eight miles
The short races in the afternoon were begun
at 3 o'clock with a five-mile race fn r gasolene
stock cars, in which the six-cylinder Palmer-
Sing'-r. driven by Ray Howard, and the 30
horsepower Moon, driven by F. J. Davis, were
the onl y Btarters. The race was a procession,
with tbe Palmer-finger showing the way in
The second race was at ten miles, open to
gasolene stock cars selling for $4,000 and over.
In which two cars started, a 45-horsopower
Renault, driven by George tichoenick. and a 60
horsepower Steams, driven by J. B. Marcus.
Tli" Steams ted all the way. winning by a six
teenth of a mile in 0:10:51 --L.
Th- nest eOCteat on the programme -was a
five-mile match race between the B. L. at Van
derbilt Cup race car, driven by R. C. Buckley,
and the Fiat Cyclone, piloted by Ralph de Palma.
The latter took the lead at the start and won
easily in 0:05:114-5.
The fifty mile race, the principal event of the
afternoon, was won by Lourent Grosso, driving
a 60- horsepower Steams car, in 0:55:06. after
Ray Howard, his nearest competitor, in a Pal
mer-Singer machine, had been compelled to
withdraw because of, a punctured tire. The mis
hap occurred at the end of the thirty-seventh
mile, when Howard waa a close contender.
Earlier in the race the 40-horsepower Allen-
Kingston car, driven by V Rlpplngllle. bent Ita
axle, necessitating withdrawal. The only c-ther
Gi?A\D TURK WRECKED
STORM S KEEPS ISLAXDS.
Many Lives Reported Lost in Hurri
cane — Schooner Missing.
Grand Turk, Turk's Islands, B. VT. 1.. Sept. 11.
—A hurricane of great fury swept over Turk's
Island last night and this morning, and at day
light to-day the town of Grand Turk was
devastated. A number of lives have been lost,
but Just how many cannot yet be said. Grave
anxiety is felt for the safety of Dr. T. R. Rob
ertson, district commissioner of Caicos. who
was making a trip through these islands when
the storm broke.
The hurricane reached here at 9 o'clock last
night, the wind blowing from the north-north
east. At 4 o'clock this morning the wind had
reached a velocity of nearly one hundred miles
an hour, and was blowing from the northeast.
Much damage has been done to property here
and the streets of Grand Turk to-day are one
mass of wreckage. Trees have been uprooted,
and many houses have been wrecked.
The Haytlen sloop Telegraph, which had taken
shelter at Hawk's Nest, foundered with all
hands. The schooner Dan Leon, belonging to
the East Caicos Fibre Company, broke away
from her anchorage at 3:30 o'clock this morn
ing, and this was the last seen of her. All the
salt lighters which were moored yesterday at
the riding ground and the Hawk's Nest are
The Turks and Caicos Islands lie between 21 de
gress and 22 degrees north latitude, and Tl degrees
and 72 degrees 37 minutes west longitude. Their
area is 169 square miles. The most important Isl
and. Grand Turk, is six and a half miles iong and
two miles broad. According to the census of 1901.
Grand Turk contains 1.751 inhabitants, being one
third of the total population. Cockburn Harbor. In
South Caicos. immediately opposite Grand Turk. Is
the principal settlement in the Caicos group. The
islands are about two hundred miles northeast of
Cape Maysl. the eastern end of Cuba.
Grand Turk is the capital of the group and con
tains the residence of the commissioner. The town
is neat and clean, and the inhabitants. In spite of
the fact that they complain of business depression,
appear to be comfortable. There are In the town
several consulates, various stores where moderate
wants can be supplied, a good market place, and a
public library and reading room. There are also
an Episcopal church, a fairly commodious court
house, a small prison and a schoolhouse.
The jtaple export Is coarse salt, which has a good
reputation for quality, and of which about a mill
ion ani! a half bushels are shipped annually to the
UnitM Stares. At Cockburn Harbor and Salt Cay
modern n:a'- ilnery has been Installed for crushing
The islands were dis overed by Ponce de Leon
h !■" '-'. and were first setiU-d by Immigrants from
B* rmi • a in 197<X They constitute a dependency of
GUESTS SEE TWO DROiVX.
Sightseeing Boat Upsets Rovers
Going Ashore from Yacht.
In sight of thirty-six persons who had been
their guests on a yachting trip up the Hudson
Daniel J. Barry, twenty-five years old. of No.
45 Wadsworth avenue, and Leo Ahrens, twenty
two, of No. 695 West ITSth street, were drowned
■while they were rowing ashore from their
launch Alice at 189 th street last night. The
wash of a sightseeing yacht rocked their boat
and upset it.
James Croafley, of lSsth street and TVadsworth
avenue, and Harry Schell. of 181<*t street and
Broadway-, who were In the rowboat with Barry
and Ahrens. were saved with difficulty. Neither
of the men who were drowned could swim, and
Schell was only able to keep himself afloat until
Crowley reached him.
The party of men and women on the landing,
who had Just been brought ashore from the
yacht, saw the accident, and every effort was
made to get a boat, but none could be found.
A police launch searched for the bodies until
a late hour, but they were not recovered-
Ahrens and Barry, who were chums, were grad
uates of Fordham College, and were to have
entered the Columbia Law School.
PRIEST'S MOTHER ATTACKS WILL.
Bishop O'Connor Charged with Influencing
Testator in Making Deathbed Bequests.
A short time prior to his death, on February 28
last, the Rev. Father Peter Catalinl. who had a
charge in Harrison. N. J.. executed a will In which
he left his entire estate to the Right Rev. John J.
O'Connor, Bishop of the Newark Diocese, and ex
cluded 'mm participation his mother. Maria Cata
linl. of Maddaloni, Italy, and his brother, who re
sides in Harrison. The Bishop was also made the
executor, and. Deing the beneficiary, has not filed
an Inventory, and the value of the estate la not
The mother of the testator filed yesterday with
the Surrogate of Hudson County an appeal to the
Orphans' Court from his order admitting the will
to probate. She alleges that the deceased was of
unsound mind at the time the will was made, and
"that the eaid John J. O'Connor did wilfully. Ille
gally and fraudulently Influence the said Rev. Pe
ter - ta'.ini In respect to the making of the will."
WHO WILL PAY BRYAN'S BELLS?
Baltimore Democrats Can't, as It's Against
the Law. and Then They Have Only $5.
[Ey Tel»»Tftph to Th» Tribune.]
Baltimore. Sept. Only by personal subscrip
tions can Bryan be entertained in Baltimore on
his visit Monday, as under the rigid corrupt prac
tices act th" state committee cannot make the ex
penditure. The committee's campaign fund so far
only amounts to *6. Chairman Vandiver and the
party organization managers do not believe It
would be legal for the chairman to entertain
Bryan, although he can pay the bill personally.
The original Bryan men, however, will take hold
of the matter, as there can be no legal objection to
them making up a fund to pay Bryan's hotel bill.
Chairman Vandiver said It was too bad that there
was a law preventing the committee from enter
taining the party's standard bearer.
FARMHAND MURDERS PEACEMAKER.
; By Tel-graph to The ;ribun*.]
New Brunswick, N. J.. Sept. 11.-Willlam W. Cor
win, a prosperous farmer living half a mile from
Cranbury, on the road to Prospect Plains, was
stabbed to death this afternoon while trying to
settle a dispute among his farmhands.
Corwln employed two Indians and a family of
Italians, the wife of the Italian being housekeeper.
A quarrel arose between the Indians and the Ital
ian, whose name la Talllano Tosellan. Toselian
resented Interference and demanded his wages.
Upon Corwln's refusal to comply instantly, the in
furiated Italian attacked him with a stiletto.
The murderer was arrested by Constable Gordon,
but managed to break away and hide in a big corn
field Prosecutor Berdine. Detective Hoffman.
Deputy Tunison and a large posse have surrounded
the field, and expect to catch the murderer before
SHAW TO HEAD TRUST COMPANY.
Philadelphia, Sept. 11 -Le«lie M Shaw, former
Secretary of the Treasury, will come to this city
shortly to accept the presidency of the First Mort
ise Guarantee and Trust Company, of this city.
The company was organized In the aprlac of Uat
SAY HE TOOK *.jno.»r>f>.
Employe of Local Bankers Arrested
[By Tetagrmph to The Tribune. 1
Buffalo. Sept. 11. — Charged with grand larceny,
the embezzlement of about $300,000 from Knauth,
Nachod & Kuhne. New York bankers. Louis
Lippman, alias Metzler. was arrested to-day.
Lippman admits his Identity and does not deny
the charge, according to the police who "sweat
ed" him out at Headquarters for a couple of
hours. The complete details of the transactions
that occurred with the firm for whom he worked
have not as yet been learned here. Speaking to
a detective this afternoon, Lippman is alleged to
"The stocks were my downfall. They went
wrong. I manipulated the books to show that
the accounts balanced, but before I could re
cover my losses* I found that I was trapped
and had to get away."
Detective Cassassa. of Police Headquarter* in
this city, was furnished with a warrant by Magis
trate Walsh. In the Tombs police court, yesterday
afternoon, charging tbe Buffalo prisoner with the
larceny of J151 13 on April S. and sent to tak»
charge of Lippman. The police refused to say
whether the warrant mentioning the specific sum
of $151 13 covered peculations of any larger amount.
TOLSTOY'S BIRTHDA }'.
Officials Remove Prohibitions — Xo
St. Petersburg, Sept. 11.— The celebrations
throughout Russia to-day in honor of the eigh
tieth birthday of Count Tolstoy passed quietly.
No arrests were made. On the contrary, the
authorities at the last moment relaxed the se
verity of thtlr orders prohibiting celebrations,
and permitted the people to attend special the
atrical performances of Tolstoy's plays, on the
promise that political demonstrations would not
The only repressive measure of importance In
St. Petersburg was the suppression of the re
actionary newspaper. "Znamya," for an out
rageous attack on Tolstoy.
KAISER XOT IX FRAXCE.
Emperor Thanks Officials, but Re
mains on German Soil.
Paris, Sept. 11.— Probably learning of the ad
e comment which his projected visit had
caused. Emperor "William to-day abandoned
that part of his excursion which involved his
entering on French soi! and went only as far as
the cottage built for the visit of Napoleon 111,
which Is one kilometre within the German side
o.' the frontier.
By a strange coincidence, the Secretary of
State for Alsace-Lorraine, Baron Zorn de Bu
lach, who Is accompanying Emperor William on
h^ tour. Ik a son of the Court Chamberlain who
attended Napoleon on the occasion of his visit
fifty years ago.
After admiring the scenery. Emperor William
sent for the French district police commissary
and announced that, on account of the lateness.
of the hour, he had been obliged to give up the
idea of crossing the frontier to Schlucht Pass,
and asked that off :lal to convey his thanks t«
the French government for the arrangements
which he understood had been made in his be
half. Th« Emperor then der "ted. He was ac
companied by his sons. Prince August William
and Prince Oscar.
Colmar, Alsace, Sept. 11. — Emperor WiPiam
made a vigorous apeech here to-day during a
reception tendered him by the city. In which he
assured the Alsatians that they could develop
their country peacefully.
"Peace will be maintained." said the Emperor,
"and Alsace will be able to prosper further than
she yet has done. Under the protection of the
imperial German eagle and my flag her develop
ments will continue and be completed, and, God
willing, will never be disturbed."
MR. CAXXOX'S WEALTH.
Friends Say from One to Five Mill
—County Assessment, $15,115.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. I
Danville. II!.. Sept. 11.— In the nature of a
reply to Bryan's demand that he show how he
obtained his fortune and the extent of his
wealth. Speaker Joseph G. Cannon gave out a
statement to-day regarding his finances While
he did not say what he was worth, his friends
assert that th« Cannon Interests are valued at
about $1,000,000. Others, however, assert that
$5,000,000 would b« nearer the figure.
"I do not know what Mr. Bryan said about
the extent of my financial holdings," said Mr.
Cannon, "as I did not read his statements in
the papers. In reply to what I have been told.
I will say this:
" - My statement regarding Mr. Bryan's pos
sible wealth was Intended as humor. I do not
know what he Is worth, nor do I care. I only
know that I have been told that he was worth
somewhere in the neighborhood of a million.
"For myself, I wish I had much more than I
have. What I have is just a modest com
petency for my family. The fact that I have
been In public life for thirty-four years speaks
Mr. Cannon came here with his brother from
Tuscola. 111.. In 1858 a« a young lawyer. It waa
largely through the brother, William P. Cannon,
now dead, that the Cannon Interests, which ar*
generally supposed to be entirely the holdings of
Speaker Cannon, were made.
Speaker Cannon's name appears on the records
of this county and Douglass County and in
Nebraska. According to the local tax books,
the only real estate he owns in this county is
his residence. His personal property assess
ment last year follows:
One cow. $40; otM watch. $25; piano. $300;
diamonds and Jewelry. $350; moneys. $2,600;
credits. $10,000; household and office furniture,
$I.5«X>; total, $15,115.
In addition. Speaker Cannon is largely Inter
ested In the Danville National Bank and the
Second National Bank. The former's capital
stock is $100,000 and the latter's $200,000.
SUN SPOTS HARMLESS TO TEE EARTH.
Only Danger Interference with Wireless
Telegraphy, Says Dr. Bra&hear.
[By Telegraph to Th« Trfbon*.*
Plttsburg. Sept. 11.— Dr. John A. Brashear. the
astronomer, who has been In Canada for some
time on a vacation, returned home yesterday, and
studied the sun spots through his own telescopes.
H# discovered a new bunch of spots. in addition
to those which have already been found.
•The «pot» that have been on the surface of the
Bun for some time are of unusual si**." said Dr.
Brashear this afternoon, "and are plainly visible
to the naked eye In New York State. They
presage nothing on the earth except magnetic dis
turbances, and the most harm that I expect from
them is that they may Interfere with wireless
PRICE THREE CENTS.
"HITtHES AND WHITE"
THE TALK AT SARATOGA.
Republican Leaders Gathering at
Spa—Gau9 May Get Place.
[By Telegraph to Th» ""ifbu— 1
Saratoga, X. T . Sept. 11.— Charles E. Ha«fN#
for Governor; Senator Horace Whit#. ot 9ji'a>
cuse. for Lieutenant Governor, and May»>r
Charles H.^Saus. of Albany, for Controller. !»
the state ticket talked of to-night by the aktr
mlshers on hand for the Republican State Con
vention, which will assemble here on BfuarSas*
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
State Chairman Woodruff reached barn this
afternoon, as did also William Barnea. Jr.. thai
Albany leader. When seen to-night Chain— aa
"The situation la the sam# as It waa whaaj I
left New York. Nothing baa hap p ana J a»
change it. or to give it a new phase. The d*i*>
gates are not here, and nothing absolutely de
cisive will be done until the convention ■»
It Is conceded that Governor Hughes win b*
renomlnated on the first ballot, and there to s>
possibility that his will be the only name pre
sented. State Chairman Woodruff had a talM
to-night with Francis Hendricks. of 3yracaaßw
and William Barnes, jr.. and one of the things
informally discussed was the propriety of ad
vising the delegations from Onondaga and, Liv
ingston to refrain from presenting the names.
respectively, of Senator White and Speaker
Wadsworth. The Onondaga delegates are in
structed to vote for Senator White for Gov
ernor, and according to present plans his nan*
will be presented to the convention by Repre
sentative Michael E. Driscoll. The Syracuse)
delegation, headed by Mayor Alan C. Fobes, will
reach here to-morrow in a special train of trol
ley cars. Ray B. Smith and ex-Senator Hen*
dricks opened the Syracuse headquarters In one
of the couages of the United States Hotel thia)
The state committee has its usual headquar—
ters. Cottage No. 1. of the United States, and
the headquarters of the Albar.y delegation Is
next door to It.
Among those on the ground. In addition ts
those already mentioned, are William BerrL
Ex-Senator Frank Hiscock. Representative)
Southwick. of Albany; Job & Hedges. John
Hutchlnson. Senator Martin 9axe. ex-3enator
Myer Nussbaum, ex-Senator Grtswold, at.
Brooklyn, and Frederick E. Kllburn, former Su
perintendent of Banking; Representative J.
Sloat Fassett. William L. Ward, of Westchester;
Frederick Greiner, of Buffalo, and George J.
Smith, treasurer of the state committee.
The feeling among the politicians already her*
is that Senator White can have the nomination
for Lieutenant Governor If he- wants it. An
equally strong impression prevails that Mayor
Gaus. of Albany, will land th» Controllership.
Julius M. Mayer, former Attorney General,
authorized John Hutchinson to tell State Chair
man Woodruff that he was not a candidate for
Attorney General, and did not wish to be con
sidered for it. It is understood that Mr. Mayer
Is out of the race. Some of the others discussed
for it ar« ex-Justice G. D. B. Hasbrouck. tst
Kingaton; Senator Harvey D. Hinrnan. of Bing
hamton; William H. Vicary. of Lockport; Sen
ator George H. Cobb. of Watertown. and ex-
Judge Charles 3. Whitman, of New York.
The state committee will meet to-mosrew
night to arrange for the convention officers. t««
temporary and permanent chairman and *
sider the platform. As already stated. Secretary
Root will be the temporary and permanent
chairman. It is understood that General Stew
art L. Wood ford, president of the National
Hughes League, will nominate Hughes. The
meeting of the state committee will be brief. It
is understood that the platform, as usual, will
contain a ringing indorsement of the national
and state administrations. Representative Fas
sett probably will be chairman of the committee
Saratoga as a town is in the doleful dumps.
The season has been a financial failure. Ttf
hotels have not paid expenses. In former years
racing has brought a throng of spenders her*
for August, and the hotel men have mad*
enough in f<^ur weeks to clean up a profit for
the entire year. This year there has beea ■•
throng and no liberal spenders. Just wnat
Is to become of th« mammoth hotels here an
other year is a problem that is worrying the
hotel people. The state convention is brighten
ing things up a little. Kaafl of the good rooms
at the United States hay* been taken for trie
convention, and the old town begins to look as U
did in days gone by.
LEAGUE FOR HUGH
Vote of Jefferson and Lexis County
[By Tet-gTaph to Th» Tribune. 1
Watertown. N. T.. Sept. 11.— a meeting at
the Lincoln League, a Republican organization
of a thousand members, of Jefferson and Lewis
counties, resolutions were unanimously adopted
to-night by a rising vote indorsing the adminis
tration of Governor Charles E. Hughes and re
questing the delegates from this county to sup
port him for renomlnation In the state conven
There was a larg* attendance, and speeches
dealing with the able and conscientious admin
istration of Governor Hughes were made b»
W. W. Kelly. Archie C. Ryder, Virgil K. Ke*.
lots. X F - Breen and John H. O Brien. all
prominent Republicans. Not a voice or vo*e
waa raised In opposition and it is expected evary
delegate from this county will support Governor
GREAT £}7TM" ; :ASX FOR GOVERSOE.
First Meeting of Charles E. Hughes Eepnb
Ex -Alderman Clarence R. Freeman aroused great
enthusiasm when, as chairman of the first meeting
of the Charles E. Hughes Republican Club, of the
29th Assembly District, held at »th street and Mal
ison avenue last night, he said: "In this district
th« battle cry 'Make It unanimous for Hughes' ex
presses a hop* based upon solid foundation."
Darwin R. James, who could not be present, sent
the following message: "My personal belief Is that
our grand old Governor. Charles E. Hughes, will
be elected, and that his selection assures the suc
reas of the national ticket.**
The meeting was punctuated almost momentarily
by loud applause. Colonel Jacob Kempie. of Utica,
Introduced as a personal friend of James 3. ■Her
man, was vigorously applauded. *
"There Is no division of sentiment among the
Republicans of Central New York." he said. "They
all want that man who has proved his great power,
his Integrity. abtlity and real genuine aaaahead
Charles B. Hughes. He stands with the people on
each and every Issue that affects the people. Gam
blers, touts, gtnmllls and penny politicians are lined
up against the people. But the people will prevail."
"There Is as great reason for the Citizens Cnloa
and other civic bodies to organise for Hushes. '
said Frank Hendrtck, "as there wta ha to orsaaiM
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