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VolV o1 - LXVIII. .N°- 22382. To . morrow . ,Ir,f W';., taW c w..d. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1908. -FIVE PARTS.- 1 IFTV-EK.HT PAG
WRIGHT'S BEST FLIGHT
THREE XEW RECORDS.
Remains Up 74 Minutes 24 Seconds
—Rises 250 Feet.
IFrom The Tribune Bureau]
Washington. Sept. 12.— Orville Wright shat
tered three more world's aeroplane records this
afternoon in his wonderful machine of canvaa.
ire and steel at the government airship testing
lid at Fort Myer. The first record to fall be
ore the American aviator was that for two
Lingers. Hej-arrled Major George O. Squler,
ac'ing chief of the signal corps, over and around
Th grounds for nine minutes, six and one-third
second* The beat previous achievement of the
«ne kind was made by Wright, last Wednes
day when he remained In the air with I.ieuten
ant'Lahm. of the signal corps, six minutes and
:wenty-plx seconds.
' The" second worlds record to go was the one
Wright made yesterday at Fort Myer. when he
T e-ained in the air for a period of seventy mln-
Vts and twenty-six seconds. To-day's achieve
ment was nearly four minutes better, the official
time being seventy-four minutes and twenty
four seconds.
In this flight he also went higher than an
aeroplane has ever before gone, rising to an
altitude of 250 feet. Mr. Wright also maintained
a hirher epeed than ln his otl:er flights at Fort
Mver, traveling around the drill grounds at the
rate of 38-75 miles an hour on the first flight
when Major Dl"< r accompanied him. The dis
tance was S.SS miles. He broke the world's
record I* time and distance for the fifth time
this week.
Five thousand persons gathered to witness the
Sights, and their enthusiasm knew no bounds.
It *-<:* all the cavalrymen detailed to guard the
aprcplane from damage could do to keep the
crowd bark. Mr. Wright was cheered until he
went away in the signal corps automobile.
Colonel James. Templar, former chief of the
aeronautical division of the British army, who
has been fending reports to his government on
■■ observations of aerial flight in this country.
rras one of the moat interested spectators. !
Octave Chanute, Major Fournier, the French
military attach^, and many others were pres
ent
After the flights Colonel Templar said: "I !
have always believed in the Wright brothers, j
although I had never witnessed any of their i
Sights before 1 am sure that Mr. Wright could J
fly ■ the machine he is now using: to New !
Tork and back to Washington in one night i
without mar. any stops for fuel. Just think |
■sal this would mean in time of war! These >
aerial flyers are an advancement in warfare, j
Ml will lead la general pacification, 1 believe.
Ike British army has been making experl- j
TD«ntf vith aeroplanes for some time, but I
cm rot at liberty to say what has been accom- !
jlished. I think within a month something i
trill bf heard from us We have an American, j
F. E. Cody, and Captain Dunn, of our. army, i
has hw. making experiments for some time. i
The Wright brothers are the pioneers, though. I
tr.d they are perfect." . ;
Ma lor Pq-Ji^r. who rode with Wright in the I
£rst flight of the day. was brimming over with j
excitement when he slighted. "It's the great- j
er sport »i the world." he exclaimed, "and i
I've rot the airship fever, I'm going to fly j
every time Hr. .Wrisht will let-m*< One of these 4
days I hope to own a machine of my own. If
Mr. Wright floes no more than he has done to
«ay. I can testify that he has a machine that
will fly and will carry two passengers." i
WTLBU3 WEIGHTS NAEROW ESCAPE.
U Mans. lest Utat« Weiller. Rene Quln
ton. JJL DeatschDelameijTths. Henry Farman and 1
"—I other *■'•■■ known exports in aeronautics were
present at th« field of Auvours to-day to witness
■P'ilhur Wright"* attempt to make a prolonged ,
Sight on his aeroplane. But the American had |
anoih-r run cf ha?d luck with his motor, and j
trouble -with It forced him to (Mane to Che ground i
th "* times runninp. His lor.nest flight was € mln- i
tt»? cad H seconds. •
There ■nap one thrilling moment for the specta
tor* '*'"■ on one of its rounds the left wing of the
■•roptane enme «n f-ontaot with the top of a tree. j
Fortunately nothing was carried away, and the J
*tj'j!l!br:oTi cf the -nine was not destroyed.
M. TVdller hsj ?riven si arize of t209 to the league
founded by 5! Qu'.nton for the first Frenchman
■*!"' SJfl fly at an altitude equal to that attaint
by 3lr. Wright.
FLIES THIRTEEN HOURS.
Gross Dirigible Makes World's Rec
ord in Trip from Berlin.
Berlin *■•;,• VI.— A record flight was made by
the military t^mi-rijrid dirigible balloon, under
cotnn^r.; of Major Gross, which returned here
EhcrUy before noon to-day, after having been
In the air for thirteen hours and two minutes.
«Ja surpasses the record mad"? by Count Zep-
Pt!in, vheri. on July ]. be traversed The greater
Van cf Northern Switzerland, occupying twelve
hours in the Journeyl The new record, which
*** entirely unexpected, is en • ted with enthu
siasm by the army officers identified with aero-
Statks. The military authorities have for
*>i«*n Major Gross to talk about the perform
*n< *- but Kc-rr Basenach. the engineer, said:
*T-n we ascended the wind was very light
•M ■ a contrary direction, but it soon rose to
***STy-2ve miles an hour, against which we
slowly, n still further Increased.
fusing us to remain almost at a standstill for
£-o hours over th« village of Rathenow. where.
a th* bright moonlight, we could see a burning
Major Gross confided the advisability of re
t'r'i!?*' buT ap * h * wind dropped somewhat he
*io*-(2 to continue the journey. We reached
« na»l. having covered only sixty-two miles in
*■«« hours, and then proceeded to Magdeburg.
IV tt *"* arrlvf '" n'n*" and one-half hours after
/>_ t!rr* -wo started. Both motor* were work-
v * et *"!! Potr«r all the while. The wind was
*•*»? v? •fter that, and we made the home trip
-.a on!y a single motor, reaching Tegel in three
£■ a ball hours
Bleut during th" trip, although that
via fcav* bf .,, n • >;>• [iii— llili. two persons
■tafl 1R * tM r " n *»"<jl the airship— one motorman
i*l 0 ?." ftwr «Mn. The excitement, however,
*•»* an tt their posts.
'•r<r r jng to 'he < lU estion <)f system*. H*rr
«ajd that the problem to be solved
*** h « V *'° pnx *'' d against the wind, and It
** 4i2ku!t »o make a. mparifon of flexible.
ar.d rigid s.vyfms. "My opinion is."
*d<3*<i. "thai al , lhrPe ar<l equally good. Back
*'"i 7* a<Jvar>ta *'* R and disadvantages and all
."'** of g r «a utility."
- 'WHOPLAXES IX WAR.
5%*! Sty* He Could Drop a Shell
'" a Ship's Funnel.
¥r^^ ••• ;; Pton. Kf-pt. 1*. — The <-hancc remark of a
****&** ani!!rr >' at ' " r * iI <r M the BSats
te»j c , F ," JM * ion ot on< " of !w * ii.r»*t Important feat-
Jctpj." '" » : " <":>■! •:«.;•« interest in rial craft for
41 *>f war. T!:e dlsscusslon took place at a
l«»Btiou«-U va tUlru
FIGHT OX BURNING ROOF.
Man Tries to Throw His Captor to
Street at Incendiary Fire.
After a struggle on the roof of the burning
tenement house at Nop. 616 and 618 Weat 182 d
street, early this morning. Frank Muldoou. of
No. 256 Wadsworth avenu<\ The Bronx, was
arrestcj on a charge of felonious assault, and
the police say that he may have been responsi
ble for the fire, which was started in the house
shortly before he was discovered.
David Peltyn. of No. 177 Wadsworth avenue,
ran to the roof of his home when the alarm of
fire was turned in. Be saw Muldoon and asked
him his business. Muldoon grappled with him
and beat him severely. But for the arrival of
several tenants and tho janitor of the building
Petty* would have beon thrown from the roof.
Mt-ldoon was taken to the East 152 d street
station on a charge of felonious assault. Peltyn
was taken to the I. Hood Wright Hospital, badly
battered. The blazo was extinguished before It
had done much damage.
BURGLARS IX RE A HOME.
Get Arcay with $1 ,~>o<> in Silver and
Jewels at Bryn Maivr.
[n.v Tr|**raph to t!i« Tribune.l
Bryn Mawr, Perm.. Sept. — The country
home of Samuel Rea, first vice-president of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, situated less than a
"block from the Sryn Mawr station, was entered
by burglar's this morning and jewelry and sil
verware valued at more than $1,500 was taken.
Entrance was effected by prying open a front
window. The house was in charge of servants.
THAW TO CHANGE ABODE.
Will Re Transferred to White Plains
Jail To-morrow.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune 1
Poughkeepslo, N. V., Sept. 12. — Contrary to ex
peetattonXi Harry K. Thaw's attorney, Charles
Morschausor, did not oppose strongly the motion of
Sheriff ChanW before Justice Mills to-day for the
removal of Thaw from the Ptttcheas County jail.
Mr. tforachauaer said that he was willing to ac
cept the Court's decision in the matter, and that
Thaw would cheerfully go wherever he was sent.
He suggested that only about ten days would elapse
before Thaw's application for a Jury trial would
come Dp.
Sheriff Chanler was represented by Edward E.
Perkins, chairman of the Democratic County Com
mittee. District Attorney Mack was also consulted
in the matter and was present during the argument
before the Court. Justice Mills remarked that he
had expected that the case would bo settled in July
and that he was ready to go ahead with it next
week. Mr. Morschauser said that he did not know
what District Attorney Jerome's plans were. He
said that he was willing to have the date of Sep
tember 21 adhered to.
Justice Mills remark' "There has been a good
deal of the farcical connected with this case. You
ask to have Thaw removed. Suppose I send him to
the White Plain* Jail, what assurance have we
th^t that place is not overcrowded too?"
Acting on a suggestion by the Court. Sheriff I^are
of BVieotcheater County, was called on the tele
phone by Assistant District Attorney Conger. Mr.
I.ane paid that he could take care of Thaw nt
White Plains. Thaw's removal to the Jail at that
place was then decided upon. . .„. . -"-•" ' "J-T ' -
.Justice MHls remarked that he would , be* ready
on September 21 to hear Thaw's application for a
jury trial. It was agreed that Thaw should re
main in the PouKhkeepsie jail until early on Mon
day afternoon, when the transfer to White Plains
Will take place.
Thaw received the news of the Court's decision
with a smile. He showed no chagrin or disposi
tion to criticise Sheriff Chanler, although it is
kn..wn that he feels that the latter has enforced
th«-- fall rules in his case with more severity than
is usualiy shown prisoners who are not charged
with crimf.
Thaw started in to pack up for the trip at once.
When the reporters called he had a shirt in one
h3nd and was reaching for another. He dropped
the shirt and exclaimed: "I'm ready to go. boys.
11! go anywhere that the Court orders. I have
nothing to say. 1 don't know what effect this will
have on the preparation.* for my case, if it has
any. I am not anticipating anything."
TO TRY TO FORCE THAWS PRESENCE.
Certificate Practically Holding Him in Con
tempt Issued at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. Sfpt. 12— On the application of W. C.
Boyd. a lawyer of Poiighkeepsie, N. V.. William
R Blair referee in bankruptcy, issued a certificate
to-daj statins that Harry K. Thaw had failed to
appear nt the hearing of his creditors in this my
last Friday morning after having been summoned
to dc. s-c. "».<» certificate, which practically holds
Thaw to be in contempt of the Vnitcd States court.
was only grunted after Boyd had gone through
every legal formality requested by the referee.
It is now relieved thfc* Boyd will file the cer
tificate In the United State-: court and as=k for a
nde tr. fore« Thaw to come to Pittsburg and show
■■au<=e why he should not l.c punished for contempt.
Thi.s will probably be done next week.
NO UVES LOST AT TURKS ISLAND.
Damage Caused by Hurricane Not So Great
as Early Reports Indicated.
Grand Turk. B. W. 1.. Sept. 12.— The damage
caused by the hurricane which swept over Turk's
Island on the night of September 10 Is not so great
fix wa« frared. Only one schooner, the Don Leon,
belonging to the East Caicos Fibre Company, was
lost. Her cr«^w was s=av«-d. There were no foreign
■easels on this coast when the hurricane reachec
her*-.
Considerable damage was done at Salt Cay, but
no deaths have h*«n reported
No report* as yet have ben received from th*
Caicos Islands. Dr. T. R. Robertson, district com
missioner of Caicos, who «-as making a trip througn
theas Islands when the storm broke, is probably
gate.
Washington. Sept. 12.— Since going westward
toward the Florida peninsula the centre of the
West Indian hurricane, which caused great dam
ape at Turk's Island, was reported by trie weather
bureau to-night to be apparently approaching the
east coast of Southern Florida. Hurricane, warn
ings were ordered for the Southern Florida coast
Saturday. Atlantic coast and Gulf shipping was
advised on Thursday and Friday, and Saturday
morning vessel* in Florida waters and the east
Gulf wore advised lo seek safe harbors. Storm
wnrninns were ordered to-night for the entire
Florida pf-ninsula.
RUMOR ABOUT NORTHERN PACIFIC.
i Hi I>l waj'h to Th» Tribune, i
Helena. Mont.. Sept. 12.— 1t Is rumored hire among
railroad officials that the Chicago & Northwestern
Railroad has omisiimmstsd » deal for the acquisition
of t'i<- Northern I'nciflc Railway and that stock cer
tificates will be turned over on January 1, 1009.
EX-LIEUT. GOV. JONES FOR HUGHES.
Isinghanitot.. N. V . Boat, 12— B*>fJeut«naat Go?.
crnoi Edward l". Jones, the "Jones, he pays the
freight" man, who has l«--«»n « llf< long L»emocift.
crt-atod a political iscusation to-daj' by announcing
that h" should support Governor Hugiu-s on what
ever ticket Hughes was :;umlnatid, believing that
l!;pli?s a* an individual was greater tban any
party. •
SOAP MAKESGREAT FIRE
SUDS FILL WEST STREET.
Despite New Mains. Half Million Is
Lost by Enoch Morgan's Sons.
A fir", discovered late yesterday afternoon in
the seven story building at No. 433 to 441
West street, occupied by Enoch Morgan's Sons,
soap manufacturers, pave the firemen a hard
fight for more than six hours, and completely
destroyed the building, causing a loss estimat
ed at $50Q,000. Three alarms were sounded,
bringing out twenty-four engines and four
fire boats. An unustiai feature of the big fire
was the huge banks of suds caused by the mix
ing of the water with the snap in the building.
The firemen had to wade waist deep through
this foam. Besides this, they had to work In
a dense smoke.
Incidentally it was the first real test of the
new high pressure system, and when the fire
hail been got under control Chief Croker said
that the test had been a most satisfactory on*
and that the engines had been able to .send their
streams to the top of the building at all times.
The fire was discovered by Miss -Mamie
Eagan. a forewoman, who was In charge of
thirty girls packing the soap in boxes on the
second floor. She saw smoke coming from some
boxes in the centre of the building facing West
street, and informed A. B. Jones, a carpenter,
who pent in the first alarm. Then Miss Eagan
marshalled her girls in lino and marched them
into the street, which they reached before the
arrival of the engines.
The floors of the building, soaked with oils
and grease, made good fuel for tho flames, and
wh- n tlir- firemen arrived 'they saw that their
work was cut out for them. The Morgan firm
occupied, in addition to the West street bulld
iny. an adjoining seven story structure at No.
Kin to ICS Bank street, and the flames spread
to this iti a few moments. As soon as Battalion
Chief Ross arrived he sounded in a second
alarm, and Chief Croker on his arrival sent in
the third. It was thought at first that some
one might have been left in the building, but
only a few were at work, as Saturday is a "short
day" in the factory.
The fire meanwhile had been spreading more
rapidly than the firemen could work, and had
gone up from the second floor to the roof and to'
the Bank street building. The high pressure
station Is only a few blocks from the scene of
the fire, and Chief Croker ordered that streams
be turned on from the salt water mains, but It
was peon that the building was doomed. When
the firemen attempted to enter the building they
could scarcely keep their feet, as the floors were
covered with soapsuds. Dense, black smoke
served to keep the crowds away from the danger
line. Time and time again Chief Croker would
order men into the building, but the smoke
would force a retreat. Many firemen were over
come, but went bark to their work after being
revived.
While holding the nozzle of one of the big
hose lines Captain Davin of Engine 72 was
knocked down by the powerful stream, and two
of his ribs were broken. He was taken home in
an ambulance.
By 8 o'clock the fire had become one of the
most spectacular blazes seen along the water
front in a long time. Across the street, where
.*.••. - ra! Whit? 1 Star L,ine ships were docked, th«
crews stood at their fire stations ready in case
the flames should reach them, but their vigi
lance proved unnecessary.
Scores of families in noarby houses moved
their belongings further away in case the fire
spread. Several engines" were put out of com
mission by the soapy water. When it was hign
tide all of the sewers in the district backed up.
flooding the streets ankle deep, and all of th-J
neighboring cellars.
George F. Morgan, president of the company,
who is ill in an uptown hotel, received bulletins
of the fire, and was greatly depressed when told
iliat the entire plant was doomed.
DEATH THOUGHT SUICIDE
Marriage Opposed, Grandson of
Carnegie's Partner Found Shot.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburgh Sept. 12. — Andrew Kloman. 3d. grand
son of the Hrst partner of Andrew Carnegie, one of
the pioneer steel men of Pittsburgh di p d at the
Mercy Hospital this afternoon with a bullet through
his brain. While relatives insist ho was murdered
and robbed, the police, who have made a careful in
vestigation, are satisfied that he committed suicide.
He was found about daybreak this morning in
Grant Boulevard, near The University Club, of
which he was a member.
Kloman. who was twenty-three yoars old, was en
gaged to marry Miss Kate Jack, a niece of Joseph
J. Chappeau, a we!! known broker, with whom she
made her home. The wedding was set for next
Tuesday. The Kloman family opposed the wedding,
as Kloman was a Catholic while Miss Jack is a
Protestant. Several timr-s tho wedding had been
postponed. Ijast evening Kloman spirit the evening
With his fiancee, and for several hours they d!s
ciinscd thf-ir coming marriage and the probabilities
of trouble arising over ' their different religious
views. Kloman left the house at 12:30 o'clock and
spent some time at the University Club.
There was a bullet through his left temple and
one chamber of his own revolver was empty when
he was found. If" was left handed.
WOODRUFF NOT TO RESIGN.
State Organization Will Do Utmost for Na
tional and State Tickets.
f By Te>Krar>h to The Tribune. ]
Saratoga, N. V., Sept. 12.— State Chairman Wood
ruff put to sleep a number of rumors to-night about
hip resignation from the state committee in case
Governor Hughes Is renorrsinatell.
"I have no intention of resigning from the state
committee," said he. "In the statement I gave
out on Wednesday I said the state organization
would loyally support the nominees of the conven
tion. The friends of Governor Hughes, as well aa
tlie national committee, desire the best efforts of
the State organization, and the organization is
ready to do its utmost to elect both tickets."
KISSED BUYAN; COST HIM $5.
Ancient Democrat Becomes "Exceedingly
Overaffectionate" in Wheeling.
[By Telegraph to The Tribunal
Wheeling. W. Va., Sept. 12. — Feeling In a most
amicable mood, Joseph Morgan, of Sistersville, W.
Va. who in* been voting the Democratic tlckt-t
since the Civil War. gave a Hobsonlan exhibition
with W. J. Bryan at midnight last night. When in
front of the Windsor Hotel. Morgan wrapped his
anna about Mr. Bryan's neck and became exceed
ingly ovrraffectlonnte.. It w;is necessary to pry tho
man loos., and at this he became very angry. He
was placed under arrest and arraigned before a
local Justice of the peace this evening and fr.ed {3
and costs.
FATHER BROPHY DIED FROM WOUND.
It was learned from a report filed In the coroner's
office thnt Fathor J. F. Brophy. the Coney Island
pastor of the Church of Our I-a<ly of Solace, died
of nn Incised wound of the throat. An investlgt-
Uon will be made.
CATHOLICS OVERRULED
PREMIERS HAXD FORCED.
Ecclesiastical Elements Not to Ap
pear in Procession.
• London. Sept. 12.— The agitation on the part
or extreme Protestants against the procession
to be held to-morrow In connection with th*
Eurharistlc Congress has apparently *na*ed Lv
forcing the government's hand. The announce
ment thr.t Premier Asnuith had Intervened in
the matter nnd that In consequence there had
been some modification of arrangements tv.**«
made to-night at a mass meeting in Albert Hall,
where it caused an uproar. The meeting was
exclusively for men. and It was attended by
about ten thousand persons.
As soon as Cardinal Vannutflli, the Papal
■Legate, who was accompanied by the usual
brilliant array of cardinals and bishops, took
the chair. 1 Archbishop Bourne arose and said
that ho had a statement to make which would
be a source of disappointment and pain. He
had received a communication from Premier
As<)i:ith on Thursday deprecating Sunday's pro
fession and advocating Its abandonment. Thin
announcement was greeted with groans aim
cries of "Shame" by the assemblage.
Continuing. Archbishop Bourne said he had
replied to Mr. Asqulth that he could not act
on a private intimation, whereupon the Premier
answered that the communication was purely
confidential and must not be published. The
Archbishop Insisted that If a change in the pro
posed programme were necessary Mr. Asrniit'i
must take the responsibility of making a public
request. The Premier replied that in the gov
ernment's opinion It would be better in the in
terests of order and good feeling that the pro
posed ceremonial, the legality of which was
open to question, should not take place.
There were further cries of "Shame!" from
the audience, and after a prolonged interrup
tion Archbishop Bourne continued, saying that
he had replied to the Premier that, "in defer
ence to your wish, all the elements of an ecclesi
astical ceremonial will be eliminated. The pro
cession of cardinals and bishops will walk in
court dress, and we expect the government to
insure comfort and courtesy to our honored
guests."
The Archbishop added, amid a renewed up
roar, that the ceremonial procession would be
held within the cathedral walls, and that the
benediction would be given to the multitude
from the balcony of the cathedral. He exhorted
the people loyally to accept the arrangement
and behave with dignity and self-respect. He
himself, as a loyal Englishman, felt that it was
his duty to conform to the publicly expressed
wishes of the constituted authorities, but ho
was not prepared to submit to the bigoted dic
tation of the Protestant Alliance.
In conclusion he expressed the hope that all
Urn people would come to honor the representa
tive of the Holy See. "Though not permitted,"
he said, "to carry our divine Master with us, I
trust that all present, by the fervor of their
singing, will make not only of the cathedral,
but of the whole Westminster, one great sanc
tuary of the Blessed Sacrament."
A message was read at the meeting from the
Pope, expressing the greatest satisfaction at
the successful opening of the congress, and
blessing with all his heart the bishops and
clergy who had contributed "to the consoling
success of this solemn manifestation of the
Catholic faith among the English people."
SOME BRVAX OMISSIONS.
Facts About Oklahoma Guarantee
Larc Which Aren't Mentioned.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Guthrie. Okla.. Sept. 12.— There are some
features of the Oklahoma bank deposit guaran
tee law that W. J. Bryan doesn't refer to in his
campaign boosts of the "Oklahoma idea."
For Instance, a statement was recently pre
pared by Governor C. N. Haskell, quoting fig
ures to show that the deposits in Oklahoma
guarantee banks had increased $4,569,221 •'„"
since the law went Into effect February 4 of
this year. Mr. Bryan comments gloatingly upon
the fact as proving that the people like the
deposit guarantee plan.
What Mr. Bryan doesn't dwell upon, however,
is the fact that of the increase in deposits in
tho state guarantee banks, $3,600,000 was de
posited by the state officials and is state school
funds. Under the enabling act Congress set
aside 15,000,000 of the proceeds of the lan-1
sales for the benefit of the Oklahoma schools.
Of this amount Oklahoma had withdrawn
(1,500,000, 'caving |3»500,000 in the United
States Treasury. When the guarantee plan
went into operation the state officials withdrew
the balance. ?.'?..">( N>,<H»O, from the United States
Treasury and deposited it in the state banks.
That accounts for most of the "increase in de
posits" in Oklahoma state banks.
Another feature of the guarantee plan, as it
is working in Oklahoma, has not been dwelt
upon by Mr. Bryan. It is the fact that the
fund which is being held to guarantee losses by
bank failures is deposited in some bank or banks
of the state, and the bankers who are getting
the use of the money are not required to pay
interest upon it to the state. This furnishes a
snug sum upon which some one may speculate
without any outlay of interest if he should so
desire.
LUMBER MERCHANT HURT BY AUTO.
Machine Turns Turtle at Albany and Nearly
* Consumed by Fire.
Albany. Sejit. 12— R. J. Williams, an Albany lum
ber merchant, was seriously, If not fatnlly injumJ
to-day on the outskirts of Albany while riding In
an automobile. The machine struck a curbstone
and turned turtle on the walk. Williams wn*
thrown under the machine, which caught fire and
was almost totally destroyed. W. D. K. Wright.
Of Troy, who wns with Williams, and the chauf
feur narrowly escaped being killed. Williams sus
tained severe burns and bruises.
WOMAN HIT BY AUTO; MAY DIE.
Mrs. Elizabeth Shlels, of No. 112 Norman street,
Green point, Brooklyn, was run down by an auto
mobile In front of the sits of the old Fifth Ave
nue Hotel last night and so badly Injured that she
-.say die. She is in Kellevue Hospital. The ma
chine was driven by Law ft Dos Casey, of No. 251
East C-Jth ftrf-et, who said he was chauffeur for v
man named Keelan, of No. 141 East 23d street.
Casey was arrested, charged with assault.
GOV. HASKELL SUED FOR BOARD BILL.
Ulj Te'.pcraph to The Tribunal
Muskofee, Oltla.^ Sept. 12.— Governor HaskHl, na
tion.-. 1 campaign treasurer for the Democratic party,
has: been sued by a holelkeeper here for 11.100. . It
is alleged that the Governor owes this amount for
board for himself and family.
CUBANS TO VOTE NOV. U
Governor Magoon Issues Decree Fix
ing Date of. Elections.
Havana. Sept. 12. — Governor Matron issued a
decree to-day fixing November 14 as the date
for holding the general elections for Presvient.
Vice-President, Representatives and Senators.
ATLANTIC CITY REVOLT.
Independent Saloon Men May Try
to Defy Excise Laics To-day.
Atlantic City. Sept. .l2.— The liquor sellers are
at odds to-night over the question whether or
not saloons shall remain open to-morrow. The
big hotel and cafe men composing the Royal
Arch have agreed to keep closed, but the Inde
pendent saloon men say that no grand Jury
will indict them and that they might as well
resume business on Sundays.
The police are worried over the situation. The
revolt was started by the decision of the hotel
men to ask for a special "Raines law, " which
would allow them to sell to guests. This, the
saloon men aver, would eliminate them en
tirely. The officials still hope to be able to
keep the lid down tight to-morrow.
PRESIDENTS SOX VOTER.
Theodore Roosevelt. Jr.. Attains His
Majority To-day.
Oyster Bay. Sept. 12.— Theodore Roosevelt, Jr..
the eldest son of the President, will reach his
majority to-morrow and celebrate the twenty
first anniversary of his birth. The young man
graduated from Harvard Fniversity last year
and has been looking about since for some ad
vantageous opportunity to enter business. 41
present he Ls at home with his father.
He returned a fortnight ago from New Eng
land, where he has visited several industrial
centres. Since his return he has often been an
opponent of his father in spirited tennis garner
at Sagamore Hill.
DISEASE CAUSES SUICIDE.
Employe of Local Firm, Fearing
Consumption, Shoots Himself.
[By T-lesraph to The Tribune. 1
Pittsburg. Sept. 12.— The body of Henry Clay
Marshall. Jr., a New York investment broker,
was found with two holes in the breast by
three small boys at 9 o'clock this morning in a
field in the East End. The police found a re
volver beside the body and a card containing
the following: "Henry Clay Marshall. Jr., rep
resenting P. W. Brooks Company. Bankers. 119
Broadway, New York." On the reverse side was
written. "Kindly notify P. W. B."
Coroner Armstrong received instructions from
P. W. Brooks, of New York, to inform Mrs.
H. B. Marshall, of Youngstown. Ohio, the
man's mother. Marshall is said to have been
afraid he was contracting consumption, and
this apprehension is believed to have caused
him to take his life.
A representative of P. W. Brooks & Co.. of No.
115 Broadway, said yesterday that Marshall had
been a clerk In their office for about five months,
but was forced to give up his place a couple of
months ago on account of his health. Marshall
then went to his home in Youngstown, Ohio, to
recuperate. The company, be said, was thoroughly
satisfied with Marshall's services while he was in
its employ, and the young man was to get his place
back when he regained his health.
ATTACK ON GAMBLIXG..
Profesor Fisher, of Yale, Says It
Flourishes at Xarragansett Pier.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune.]
Providence, Sept. 12.— Irving Fisher, professor
of political economy at Yale and a member of
the Narragansett Pier summer cottage colony,
made an open attack against gambling to-day
In a public statement. He named the men
whom he accuses, and says that he is disgusted
with conditions.
"Disgust is not too strong a term to express
my sentiments." Professor Fisher said. "Nar
ragansett Pier has allowed itself to become a
home of gambling. The secret is already open
to all unless it be the ostrlchlike official*, who.
burying their heads In the sand, still seem to
think that the public knows nothing of their
collusion with gamblers. We employ and pay
these officials for the detection and punishment
of crime, not for !ts protection and perpetua
tion.
"The Police Department Is thoroughly cor
rupt. The most conspicuous work it has done
all summer is policing the entrance to the gam
bling rooms of Clark's block. Chief of Police
Caswell was elected on a pledge of reform.
Confidence is no longer reposed in him*
TOJVX'S FATE UNKNOWN.
Vessels Go to Aid Minnesota Victims
Ohio Forest Fire.
IXjluth. Minn., Sept. 12. — The fast passenger
Bteimer America called from here last Friday with
a cargo of supplies for the north settlers. She will
carry relief to the village of Grand Marais and bring
back any homeless settlers found along the north
shore. Whether Grand Marais has been destroyed
or rot Is not known. Its fate was still proMemntl
ca! when the steamer Easton nitursjsd yvstevflay,
and the steamer Gopher is still there fighting the
flames The Gopher will not return till th« town
Is destroyed or the danger passed.
Kaiikauna. Wis.. Sept. -Reports from the
Onelda Indian reservation in Brown and Ot:ta?amie
counties state that forest fires are sweeping over
the country near the reservation. The fires are.
approaching the Indian tract from three directions,
destroying farm property and Umber land. The
buildings of the Onetda school are in danger of
ruction.
Wausaw. a town of 25,000. Is said to be in the
path of the fires.
Detroit, Sept. 12— A pan of smoke blown down
from tlie northern forest fires has impeded navi
gation in the channels to I.akf Erie and Lake
Huron. From Chicago to Cleveland the smoke la
reported.
Greenville. P*nn . Sept. 12- What is known ■*«
the Dorset Big Woods, a large tract of forest land
across the Crawford line in Ohio, is being swept
by fire, and farmers in that section are making
desperate efforts to check the spread of the t'.ames.
Nearly all the small streams in th« section are
dry. and the fire fighters are greatly handicapped.
Already much valuable timber has been burned.
DEWEY'S PURE GRAPE JUICE
It Purifle? the Blood and Is vtry Nourishing.
H. T. Dewey & Sons Co., 138 Fulton St., New York.
•— Advt.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
OPPOSITION DHSPERAT*
HAS VOTES HI T SO SERVE
A nti-Hughes Men Fail to Get Com
bination Against Governor. .
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. '
Saratoga. X. V., Sept. 12.— "We've got th«
delegates to beat Hughes, but we haven't sot
the nerve."
This is the terse way in which a leader from
the northeastern part of the state sized up tho
situation to-night. It is substantially true. The
anti-Hughes men. under the leadership of Will
iam Barnes, Jr.. of Albany, are trying des
perately to effect a winning combination against
the Governor. Thus far they have signally
failed, and it looks as if they would get no
further.
Representative George R. Maiby. of Ojfdens
burg. was approached by one of the Barnes)
men and asked if he would head the opposi
tion if all of the anti-Hughes men would untto
on him. He said: "No. emphatically no!"
The anti-Hughes men are making it .«o hot
for Herbert Parsons, president of the Repub
lican Committee of New York County, that ho
was glad to get away this afternoon for a spin
in an automobile.
The opposition charges Mr. Parsons with <Je
strojlng whatever chance it may ha\-e had nf
making a successful fight against the Governor.
It says 'hat while he entered into no agree
ment with it. there was an implied agreement
that he would stand with it against the renora
ination of the Governor.
BlWj one knows what happened in New Tort
on Tuesday night. In the nine districts where
a test vote was taken six were carried by the
Hughes men. following which President Par
sons said that the Governor would have about
7."> out or" the IST delegates from New
York County. Then Mr. Parsons went to Oyster
Bay and had a talk with the President, who has
advised the nomination of the Governor. When
he returned to New York Mr. Parsons said that
Governor Hughes would have a large majority
of the delegation. Mr Parsons was the de
ciding factor in the situation. If he had stood
out against the Governor, the situ ition her° to
night, the anti-Hughes men sa>. might have
been different. Because he came out for the
Governor the Governor's opponents are wroth,
and Mr. Parsons Just at present has little to
say to Mr. Ban^s. Mr. Fassett. Mr. Hendricks.
of Syracuse, or Speaker Wadsworth.
THE DELEGATES GATHERING.
With the fundamental facts unchanged. *ho
probability that Governor Hughes win b» re
nominated on the first ballot is as strong as
ever. The delegates are flocking in to-night by
the score. Nearly all the prominent state leaders
are here. Ex-Governor Odell came to-day, link
ing well and hearty. So did Colonel George w.
Dunn. John F. ( >'Brien. of Clinton; Senator John
Raines. Representative Sereno E. Payne, of Au
burn; Cornelius V. Collins, of Troy; ex-Senator
Hlscock. and others.
It looks now as if the brunt of the fighting:
for Governor Hughes would fall on Cornelius
V. Collins, the State Superintendent of Prisons.
Back of him Is ex-Governor Black, who favors
the renominatten of the Governor, not oa
gTonnds of warm personal regard, but because
It would be unwise to refuse him a renomina
tlon. Ex-Governor Black will be on hand to
morrow, and he and Mr. Collins will take up
the fight for the Governor in earnest. At pres
ent there is a noticeable scarcity of Hughes men
here. The other fellows are having their inn
ings, and. like unsuccessful litigants In a country
court, they are getting a lot of satisfaction in
"cussing the court. "
c. v. roi.r.iNS gives views
Mr Collins knows what he wants, and he la
not afraid to talk about It.
"I have heard about the plan to bring about
a combination to beat the Governor, but I am.
confident It will not materialize," said Mr. Col
lins. "Governor Hughes will be renom mated
on the first ballot. I estimate that he will have
at least TOO votes of the MMS In the conven
tion. I think it is decidedly too late to effect
a combination against the Governor. Parsons
Is out for the Governor's renominatlon. ar.d in
my Judgment he was the deciding fat-tor His
delegation contains a large number of men
who hold federal jobs. Secretary Taft and tho
President want the Governor renominated. and
their wishes are well known to Mr. Parsons
and others. Rensselaer is in line for the Gov
ernor. Oneida is in line for him; so are Mon
roe and Erie. At least a majority of the New
York delegation is for Hughes, and I ->uspe-t
that some of the Brooklyn delegates are for
him. no matter what Chairman Woodruff might
wish to have done. The state chairman has
not laid his hand on the Brooklyn situation,
so far as I know. The President and Mr. Taft
and the Republican National Committee want
to carry the state of New York for the national
ticket. They correctly Judge that th<» h<-st way
to do that is to get the assistance of the Inde
pendent Nttn The independents elected
Hughes two years ago There are Just as many
of them to-day as then, and we need their help
Just as much. If we name a new- man wo
shall lose the independent vote. If we renom
inate the Governor we shall lose some of our
own people, but we stand to get the Inde
pendent vote. We have a candidate for Bocra
tary of State In the person of Senator Barnea.
He is a good man and will make a fine run.
but in Renesseiaer we feel that we would not
rare to have htm on the state ticket if Governor
Hughes is turned down.
•"Ex-Governor Black heads our delegation. Ho
will be here to-morrow, he will tell the other
leaders that it would he very unwise to refuso
the Governor a renomination, and I believe bis
counsel will have a good deal of weight."
F.C. STEVENS SATS HUGHES.
Frederick C. Stevens. State Superintendent of
Public Works, says that Governor Hughes will
have at least T>»iO votes on the first ballot, and
he expects that It will reach o"0.
Following the meeting of th« state committee,
which merely approved the temporary roll of
the convention, the anti-Hughes men prosecuted
their missionary work with the greatest visor.
Ex-Governor Odell. William Barnes, jr.. Louis
F. Payn. Representative Fassett and other
members of the old guard talked freely of the
alleged weakness of the Governor as a vote
getter and discussed the possibility of uniting
on Speaker Wadsworth or Senator florae*
White. George W. Aldiidge. the Rochester
leader, was labored with. He seems to be on
the fence. : .
•There is a lot of loud talk." said Mr. Al
drldge. "The opposition c'aims to have 4SO
delegates, with Co more in sight. I don't know
whether that's a valid claim or not, but the sit
uation looks .squally to me."
"We have got enough delegates to beat the
Governor, and I believe we shall beat hire la
conventon. We shall carry th» light Into the
convention and win," said Mr. Barnes.
"I'm not fighting." said ex-Governor Odell.
"I'm letting the other fellows walk the floor."
The -Madison County delegation Is booxalaj

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