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"WEIGHT'S CHAXCESGOOD EXPECTED TO RECOVER. 'Aeroplane. Tests To Be Continued by Government Despite Accident. Washington. S*pt. IS.— Fort Myer. the scene of jnetcriin.i 'r aeroplane disaster, which resulted in the death of Lieutenant Thomas R. Selfridge. of the signal corps, and serious injury of Orville Wright, tee Inventor, who seemed to have con quered the air. presented a CssßCtsaas aspect to day. The Bir or gloom that pervaded the army poi=t was in marked contrast to the prene of bustle and excitement that had attended the flisht of Wright's aeroplane yesterday afternoon, with Its diamatlo climax. This ploom was reflected in the faces of tiu brother officers of the unfortu nate lieutenant when they met at the fort this morning to make an cfficial luiutlcitlnn of the accident. In the sr.anner in which the nswal morn ing cavalry .iriil was pone through over the very ground upon which the fated aeroplane was T-re<kd. and in the word? af appreciation spoken riy r.rmherf o* t!i^ slfrnal corps balloon squad, which had been under the direct charge or I.icu ttnant Selfridge. Mr. Writrhts condition was such to-day thst no fears for Ms recovery are felt, although his in juries are both scram and painful. Lieutenant BCirrslg«*a body was Temoved to-day from the hospital at Port Myer to an undertaker's, where it will remain until the arrival of the peon** officer's father, who telegraphed to-day from San Francisco thai be would like to have his s..:i buried gather nt Arlington or West Point. Tho funeral arrangements have not ret been made, but « military flini ISi will be held, and burial trill probably be at the Arlinjrton National Ceme- I«>ri-. Professor Alexandrr Graham Bell, presi dent of the Aerial Experiment Association, of which Lieutenant SeUridge was secretary, will comn from N'lva Scotia to attend the funeral. The signal corps will proceed with Its aeronauti cal work, and it is understood that the Wright •brothers wl'.i be permitted to make their official trials -wJ.enever • they «>.re ready, without endan irerin? their chance of receiving the contract price of $25,000 for their aeroplane. Mr. Wright's assistants, Taylor and Purness. took with Chem to Ihe hospital to-day two cf the h-oketi parts c' the aeroplane— the piece of the proj>e:ier which *nve the first indication to the spectators that an accident had occurred, and the attachment which heM one of the controlling wires S&st to the rudder. They showed these to Mr. Wright, who said to Taylor. "Tie machine was nlready recovering its balance when it struck, and I am pure Jf we had twenty-flve fe€t further to fin -0.-P would have landed on the Fkids without rerious damage." Speaking for Mr. "Wright. Mr. Tayl.-r raid later: "The accident was osnssed by an extraordinary -vi bration of one. of the wires running from the main planes 10 the upper steel fitting of the rudder. This vibration was s=o great thai it got in range of ttw propeller and was struck by the blade, ciit tinir a deep gaaa in the <-..igp of the propeller blade about four inches from the end. This caused the blado to break. The. other blade of the propeller flew around and m turn struck the same wire, breaking it. "This made Mr. Wright low control of his rudder anUiriji. and the loss of both blades .of the pro peller and the breaking of the wire caused him to jose. control of the planes. Tie realized that same thing had happened, and thought his trouble was with the transmission gearing, which is a cross <*am drive in a steel casing. Shutting off power to stop ihe remaining propeller, which tended t > swing the machine in a circular direction toward the left, he Fteaoied the macline somewhat, but ihe distance to the ground was not great enough to mini the equilibrium." Oermve rhnimli after an examination of th 3 ayrecked aeroplane, gave this explanation as to the cause of the accident: "I believe that the accident was raused by the branktng of the guide wfc* running from the upper rmrthUr sad fitting ■.<• the main planes. This swung out in the way of the propoller blade and cansed it to break. While no defect is snown in the propeller, it Beems to bm it "as made of over- Bttsoned wood. At Brst I thought ihe centrifugal force had been po strong as to break the blade, but on making computations i found that the pro j*»ll?t was o1 subjected to more than 225 pounds lo th»- Bsjnmre Inch, whereas It srouSl stand much ss ( bnn that." N.iVK!- 'U>-- tdesmsss of sympathy were rsceivod piori My. r tiospitsl to-day, bat they were withheld from Sir. Wight. Mnjoi OnuisjL Squier. acting chief signal officer of the army. iill'UHHi the board of signal officers to-day for the purpose of making an otßctal in quiry into the death of Lieutenant Belfridge. Major Charles McK. i?altzman acted as chairman and Captain Charles S. Wallace and Lieutenant Frank P. Labm were the other members present. Ueu tenant Sweet, of the navy, and Lisutitiant Richard Creecy. of the Marine Corps, detailed to the Fort 3k!y*»r aeronautical tests, assisted the board in itfc trork. The wreckage of the aeroplane had been placed In the aeroplane shed last night, and the members of the boai4. accompanied by Octave Chanute and Professor Albert Zahm. of the Catholic University. both of whom are authorities on aeronautics, In spectad the -.ancled mass. It was found that ths broken aaeee of the propeller was Indented as though it had come in contact with a wire. During the inquiry several eyewitnesses were questioned, among them being Dr. Spratt, who was present nwrsag the aarifei eaperimenti of the Wright brothers in North Carolina; Sergeant Sweeney, of the artillery corps: Sergeant Downey, of ths Fignal corps, and others of the artillery. cavalry and signal corps v.h^. were among the first on the scene. Major Squier. as acting chief signal officer, re viewed the rinuir.gp of the court after the meeting. which was in the nature of a coroner's hearing. The fmdins of the board Of Inquiry was given out by Major Squier as MUows: The board finds that the accident which oc <rrt>'d in an snotMclal flight made at Fort Myer, Virginia, at about 5:18 p. m. on September 1.. ibo>- wae due to the a»id«ital breaking of a propeller blade and a consequent unavoidable loss cf control, which resulted In the machine falling to the ground from a. height of about seventy-nve fee* Th« board firds that Firt^t Lieutenant Thomas j.^ Selfridge, Ist Field Artillery (attached to the Glgnal corps by War Departing I orders and as signed lo aeronautical dutyi, accompanied Mr. Wright, by authority, on the aeroplane, for the The Tribune at Saratoga During the Republican Convention at Saratoga the SET SALES of The Tribune exceeded those of any other New York paper. ■ Reliable News, Splendid Illustrations and Popular Faith in the i National Republican Newspaper OHVILLH WRIGHTS WJIECKED AEROPLANE". Showing the broken propeller which caused the disaster. (Copyrigh*. IK'S, by T'nderwocd & Vnderwor.4, New Tcrk.) purpose of officially receiving Instruction, and received Injuries by the falling of the machine. Which resulted in bis death. I.yins in t'-e Fort Myer Hospital with a fractured thigh ani ribs. Orville Wright is makine 8 manly fijrht for recovery. Throuph the night there was much anxiety over the injured aviator's condition, but as dawn broke and no indications of internal injuries developed, and as the attending surgeon efter a call shortly after S o'clock announced that Wright was doiii? very well, there was great re lief expressed anioiiK those who -were -watching the progress of the patient. WUbnr YVrigiii. the brother of Orville. w.ib notified to-day of the latter's improvement. This telegram was sent this morning to AVilbur AA'right at I-e Mans by Charles K. Flint, of New York, a close friend of the Wrights, -who represents the foreign Interests of the AVright brothers: "Wilbur Wright. IvC Mans. France. Orville in good shape thi.™ morning." The report of the condition of Mr. AVright this morning' had been eagerly looked forward to, for it was felt that any internal Injuries that might have been sustained and not shown at the diagnosis made just after he was taken to the hospital would be manifested by morning, and the fact that no reaction has set in is taken to moan that it is now only a question of time when AVright will be able to leave the hospital. Mr. Flint, who mndo inquiries at th<* hoeprtal as oarly as f> o'clock this morning, said later that he believe.] from the doctor's reports that AVright would be out again -within perhaps six weeks. To-day the ■prrecked machine was in the shed where it has been boosed since It has Jjeeri at Fort Myer. and the windows and doors urer nailed down. By direction of the War Department a stake was driven where Ueutesjant Selfridp<- fell, with the view to there being erected a monument to his memory at sni'io future time. Following his Interview with Mr. Wright to-day. Tayior. who bus been Wright's assistant for over H-.TM years, talked of plans for building a new ma • hino. Turning to Fumes*, the other assistant, he said: "How long would it take to get the mate-rial here and rebuild the machine?" "About three weeks," said Furness. "The motor is intact," said Furness. "Of course the rest of the machine is a total wreck. The greatest los« to Mr. Wright is the fact that he will be unable to do anything this winter. While it would take only several hundred dollars to replace the aeroplane, provided the motor Is In good condi tion, the loss of opportunity to make further flights and secure the $25,000 from the United States gov ernment will seriously Impede Mr. Wright." Octave Chanute. one of Wricht's closest friends, chatted witn him for a few minutes to-dny. "Mr. Wright was suffering little pain. He is begin ning to f>-el the soreness," said Mr. Chanute. "1 told him about family matters and gave him a mes sage from Blr. Flint, saying that anything In the way of financial assistance or anything elsa he might desire was at life disposal. Mr. Wright v.-ill be told of Lieutenant Selfridge's death as soon as the operation on his leg is performed this forenoon. lie- was feeling in fairly good spirits." AA'ilbur AVright cabled here to-day a request that an accurate description of the accident be sent to him by cable. W. WRIGHT SHOCKED. Postpones Flights at Ec Mans — Many Expressions of Sympathy. Le Mans. Franco. Sept. 18.— Wilbur Wright. brother of Orville Wright, who lias been conducting a r.erics of c-xpr-rimenis hero for several weeks past with a Wright aeroplane, was very much perturbed when he heard this morning the news from WaslK mgton that bis brother had suffered an accident In which Lieutenant Thomas B. Selfrldge. lost his life. H« at onc<^ countf-rmaii'lefj the orders given for the preparation.? for his Ilight of to-day, in which he puip'js^d to try for the Mlchelin and Aero Club prizes. Everything was in r.-adin^««, barring a few final details, at tae field of Auvours, where Mr. Wright has 1» en flj ills' A huge crowd had assembled, and the poldier* on duty found difficulty In keeping the people La«k. In the private inclopure had gathered a!! tl.f notable aeroplanists of Europe, as well a? a number of foreign military attaches. Among th-* latter were Colonel Ragles, former British military ;t!Ui(h£ at Washington, who came away from the French army manabuvrea ;;i Touraine to witness Mi. Wright's flishts. Mr. Wright wan in hich spirits, nnd was laugh- Ing and chatting with friends near the starting rail when he w:;s called to the elthi by Hart O. Her?. his European business manager, and the news of (be accident at Washington in th<- brief form in whi.h it was received by The Associated Press was broken to him as gently a* possible. Th»- serious ness of hia brother's injuries whs minimised. Willmr Wright listened to the recital with tense, drawn features, it v.:-s apparent that he expected etnent of his brother's o>ath. When he was toM that Orviue's injuries probably were nn* ■ ;i faint Finilo of rHief flitted to the corners of bis ■aouth. md he sai<i: "He was lucky to get '•ff so Uirliti;. ." Then, turnips: quickly to Mr. Berg, he said: "Now yoe understand why i always felt that I should be In America with Orville. Two heads are better than one to examine a machine." Mr. AVright then pat down on a beam of th* framework use«i to hold liis machine and bowed his head to hide I.ls emotion. AVhen he looked up again his eyes were swimming with tears and his mouth was twitching convulsively. "I had rather be kill» % myself." h« said, "than that we should be responsible for the death Of Lieutenant Selfrldge. I feel that we guarantee all passengers against ac cident. When we have a passenger wo always think fi.'st of his safety. I'arls. Sept. IS.— The French press is unanimous In its expressions of profound sorrow and sym pathy with Orville AVrlght in his accident at Washington. It is pointed out that America is the first country to contribute a lamentable sacriiice of life in connection with the struggle to solve tho t:r>*at problem of aviation, apparently forgetting 1 the d*-ath Of LJllienlhal. The view Is generally held that this accident demonstrates thut Hying with heavier-than-air machlnea la not yet an ac complished fact, and Is still attended with great perU. Henri Rochefort, In "La Patrie," writes: "The aeroplane is yet a toy which functions well one day, but refuses to fly the next. Aerial navi gation will be eolvcd. but it Is still In its pre liminary stages." Berlin, Sept. 18. — The press of Berlin to-Cay contains many articles expressing sympathy with Orville Wright in his accident at Washing ton, and Captain yon Klldebrandt, the aviation '■xpert. has given an Interview In which he iie plores Urn disaster and hopes for the full recov ery of Mr. Wright for greater achievement. Cap tain yon Hildebrandt recalls th» death of the German aeroplanist. Otto Lillienthal, v. hose ma cliine turned over in 1856 at a helsrht of nfi> feet. NEW-YORK DATLY TRIRTXE. SATURDAY. SKITEMBER 19, 1008. precipitating LJll>nt!ial to his death, and men tions the fact that Lillienthal's pupil, an Kng lishman named Percy C Pile her. was killed in 18S9 because the rudder of his aeroplane failed to act. ASCENT IN STRONG WIND. Accident Narrowly Escaped with Baldwin Dirigible at St. Joe. St. Joseph, Mo.. Sept. IS.— Tn the face of a stiff breeze which blew from the south, maklner an aerial trip dangerous. Lieutenant B. D. Koulols and Sergeant Edward Ward, of the aeronautic corps, took the Baldwin dirigible balloon out for its first trial trip in St. Joseph about 5 o'clock this evening. Rising to a height of 300 feet they circled about the military tournament grounds for fifteen minutes before alightlnj?. Once in the air, a strong wind, blowing about fifteen miles an hour, struck the balloon and lurned its head from the southerly course on which It had been set. Sprpeant Ward energetically ■worked the steering Tvhce! and gui«l"d the balloon in a circle. The wind rrade accurate steering: almost impossible, and, while the balloon answered the helm readily when Koine: with the wind, it swayed an<i plunged when Facing the breeze. In descending an accident 'was narrowly averted. Sergeant AVard threw out a coil of rope to be seized from the ground. In>tead of reaching' the ground It became tanpled and dangled twenty-five feet, from earth. AVith his hand off tlie steering appara tus, the big bag rocked dangerously, and the crowd which witnesses the fiieht feared another tragedy was imminent. Sergeant AVard regained the con troller, however, and a soldier managed to grab tho rope as the balloon dipped. it was speedily brought to the ground. "The wind was blowing strong." said Lieutenant Foulo'.s. "Trying to fly in Its face was a rather dangerous undertaking." Another trial trip is planned for to-morrow. It is probable that Sergeant Ward will take the place next week of Lieutenant Selfridge. who waa to liav- assisted Lieutenani Foulois and who was killed in the wreck of the Wright aeroplane at Fort Myer yesterday. ZEPPELEIN'S AIRSHIP PLANS. Friedrichslmfen. S-r f - 18.— <"ount Zeppelin has de cided to ereot an nir^hln manufactory and turn out eight dirigible balloons annually. He intends to make his next flight in October. LAMPLIGHTERS' PRESIDENT ARRESTED Accused of Being Implicated in Assault on ' Strike Breaker. Charged with hems impli'-aW in the assault on Antonio Contola. n street lamplighter, living at No. 233 East 111 th str'-et. on August 29. Francesco Yannicola. of No. 83 James street president of the Lamplighters.- Union, was held In SLOW bail by Magistrate House, in the Torkville Court yostonlay, for examination next Monday. The arrest is an attempt on the part of the lighting company to prevent any further attacks on their men by the striking larrpligiiters. Affidavits were Hied by four lamplighters, alleging that at a meeting of tlm union on August ZS Fresid^nt Vannicola had ad vised the strikers to arm themselves with sticks and stones for use in preventing "scab" lamp lighters from performing their work. Two other arrests made yesterday in the lamp lighters" war were those of Nicholas Vaccarelli, <-f No. 289 Bast H6th street, nnd John Kennedy, of No. 317 East 116 th street, who were hold In $600 bail each by Magistrate Waish. in th<> Harlem Court, charged with assaulting James Purchio, a lamp lighter, of No. 139 East 113 th street, while l:e was occupied with his work. ST. PAUL'S ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT. Provided for Nearly 1,000 Miles of the Western End of the Road. fßv Telegraph to TJm Tribune.] Milwaukee, Sept. IS. -The annual meeting of the St. Paul Railroad to-morrow is expected to result in several important announcements. The chief that of the electrical equipment of the road for nearly one thousand miles of the western end, on which the officials have been working. It is ex pected that it will be dcc!deil to tisf> eleotrionl locomotives exclusively In that region, where water power is plenty and tunnels 3re numerous. The ques tion of a dividend os the new $100,000,000 stork, is sued to pay for the Pacific extension, la als> an important decision on which notion may be an nounced. No change in the directorate is expected. : CHAPMAN & CO/S FORGED CHECKS. False Indorsements on Those Drawn to Order of John Morrison, Clothier. I; became known yesterday that the checks on which R. A. Cooper, branch manager of the Stock Kxchanjre firm of E. K. Chapman & Co., is accused of having for^*-'! Indorsements, by which he waa able to raise, about $30,000, were drawn to the order of John Morrison, a manufacturer of clothing, who was a customer of Chapman & Co. At the Knickerbocker Trust Company it was said yesterday «hat. B. R. Chapman & Co. hold the Knickerbocker Trust Company and the Astor Trust Company responsible for the sum obtained l>y these forgeries and has made a claim for this sum. The trust companies are searching about for the missing manager. BIDS FOR HALL OF RECORDS WORK. The handsomest office building in the world, as tho new Hall of Records, which has cost the city about $G,000.0C0, is sometimes called, is so palatial 5n Its appointments that some of the clesks in the t/ulluing forget to do their work while gazing at the costly marbles and bronzes. But it Isn't just right at that. At the meeting of the Board of Estimate and Ap portionment yesterday bids were received for alterations to the building, for which an appropria tion of |200,080 had been voted. The bids received were as follows: George AY. Cobb, Jr.. of New York, 5105,a5r,; Remington, Sherman & Co.. New York, $129,000; Van Doren Iron Works Company. Cleveland, 5141,977: Andrew Grey. Pettr Grey & William Grey. New York, $118,700. The bldn were referred tc the secretary for tabulation and /e port. . VETERAN RAILROAD MAN DEAD. AYanhlngton. Sept, 38.— Carroll AA'. Ashby. cashier t<r the Bouttttra Railway Company nnd for thirty years hi empl'Tys of t;iat system, waa found dead to daj In a Turkish bath establishment In this city. He died from ap>>!«lt-xy He was nfty-one years old. Ills home was in Alexandria, Va, •" ;..;, PLANS FOR CONGRESS International Meeting on Tubcrciir losis in Washington Ntxi Week. Washington. Sept. 18.— Although it is expected that there -will be at least ten thousand persons in attendance upon the sessions of the Interna tional congress on tuberculosis, which convenes here next week, the majority of whom will he from this country, -very effort will be made to preserve the International character of the con vention. At past congresses the criticism has been made that the delegate* from the country in which the congress was held received prefer ence over the visiting delegates when it came to a question of speaking. Particular pains will bo taken to prevent any such criticism of the coming congress. Dr. John 8. Fulton, secretary general of the congress, had this to say to-day relative to the matter: "It is a common criticism of international con gresses that, when in actual operation, they lose tlieir international character by the mere force of numbers supplied by the country in which the congress happens to meet. At an international congress In )-"ranee or Germany strangers having nn urgent hut futile de«lre to speark are apt to complain that they were crowded out by French men or Germans. Possibly some such criticism will be heard at or after the American Interna tional Congress on Tuberculosis, but precautions are taken to give the visitors preference at the Washington meeting. '•Thf> programme is strongly representative of the participating nations. There ars speakers from more than twenty countries, and th»re will be four hundred or five hundred eongresEists speaking other languages than English. It is a very good rulo that the visitors from other countries are like ly to bring more important views than an equal number of con^ressists living In the United States. "The United States will furnish a great majority of the cor.grpsFists, and perhaps It will be difficult fnr us to maintain the modest "ocarina; of pupils in this gTeat school, leaving the teaching functions as much as possible to those who are bringing us the experience and wisdom of other lands. This Is the proper relation of the visited nation toward the visiting nation, but it is difficult to maintain. The presidents of the sections, all of them Americana, will bear this constantly in mind and will endeavor U> preserve the international character of the pro ceedings." IT'S METZ 'AKD HAFFEN THIS TIKE. First Fall Meeting of the Board of Estimate an Acrimonious One. The tempers of the various members of the Boari or Kstimiitp apparently were not much benefited by their summer vacations. Yesterday at the first fall meeting things started off in about, the sams oki way. There was a sharp word battle between. Controller Metz and Borough President Haffen of The Bronx over the application of the New York. "VYestehester & Boston Railway for the consent of the board to a change in the line of its route in Ihf Borough of The Bronx, and for certain modifi cations of the ordinance of August 2, 1904. Controller Metz moved that the subject go over for two weeks. Mr. Haffen objected that there had been delay enough. It was brought out that no map r>r the proposed change of route; had b^en ■nggested. After some discussion the subject went over. TO HURRY DEBT LIMIT INQUIRY. Old Finance Department Chief Testifies About Revenue Bonds. T,ouis H. Tlahlo. who appeared for the city be fore General Benjamin F. Tracy, the referee in the hairing on the debt limit, said yesterday that every effort would be made to h;irry along the work of Inquiry, before the hearing Mr. Hahlo talked for Fi.nie minutes with I-01113 Bedell, counsel for Jhe joint legislative committee, appointed to Investigate the finances of the city, who vai present as a spec tator. "We don't expect to begin at the debt limit," Bald Mr. Bedell, later. "We will have other mat ters for the committee to attend to first." James J. Sullivan, chief clerk of the stock and bond division of ths Department of finance since 187!\ ?a«d the credit of the city was pledged to the promise of payment on corporate stock, revenue bonds nnd special revenue bonds. He explained that corporate stock was in reality time bends for a Bpaclflc number of years, while special revenue bonds were issued for one year and must be provided for in the next year's budget. Controller Metz and Borough President Coler wers at the hearing, which was adjourned until Tuesday afternoon. QUEER VERDICT IE MORIARTY CASE. Coroner's Jury Says Prisoner's Blow Killed Him, but May Have Been Contributory. When Coroner Schwannerke of The Bronx had fi'ished aa r i Inquest yesterday into the death of Captain Daniel Morlarlty. of No. 119 Wast 564 th street, who died at his home on September 6 as the result of injuries inflicted upon him In an at tack by a gang of ruffians a* 177 th street and Third avenue, tlir jury returned this verdict: "The deceased came to his death by beiny hit by the prisoner, and this may have been a con tributory cause of death." The Coroner was greatly surprised when the find lncr of the jury was read. :ind h« said: "This verdict i«< set aside, and the prisoner. Ed ward U Osterholm. Is committed to await the ac tion ot the grand jury." It w.-is charged that Osterhclm was with a crowd of men who were ha-lng a political dispute on the nigh: of Mortality's .leath. and that Osterholm attacked and struck him. EVELYN THAW RETURNS TO CITY. Says She Will Never Go Back to Stage- Has an Assured Income. Mrs. Evelyn Thaw has returned to the city from a stay in Maine, which restored her to her oldtime youthful appearance nnd beauty, her friends say. While ah* was away several alleged plan? for her future were published, but she denied them all. Among the stories w«» one that she was to sail tot Europe next week, accompanied by th« chauffeur who drove her from her apartments to the court house during th*< trial of her husband, he to act as her chauffeur daring a two years' trip. Another story was that »he Intended f o r<> back to the stage, and Still another one was that she was writing a history of her life. "When my troubles are all over." Mrs. Thaw said on her return. "I hope to go abroad, to Egypt, if possible, but I shall not take the trip for some time. I will never go hack to the stage if I live to be a hundred years oW. T liave had alt the stag<* experience that I want. T do not need to do that, anyhow, as my future Is assured and I hay« a sure mi ome." SMOKED IN WAHLE'S COURT. Magistrate Wahle*" wrath was moused yesterday In the Essex Market police court when a young law clerk puffed away at a cigarette in the courtroom. He ordered Patrolman conway. attached to the court to arrest the man, who gave hin name as Louis' M. Bcmeden, ol Mo. ffl Seventh avenue. He was nn"d $2. LAUTERBACH BRICE'S GUARDIAN. Edward I-auterbarh, the lawyer, wan appointed guardian ad litem of Stewart at Brice. Jr., by Jus tice Blsrhoff. bl the Supr.-me Court, yesterday morn ing, in the proceeding to declare former Hepresenta ilve Stewart M Brlct incompetent. Young Briee Is th»> stepson of Stewart M. Brlce. sr.. and the son of Mrs. Brlco by a former marriage. Prior to his adoption by his stepfather hla name was Marville C. Mount. TO REOPEN CASE OF "BRIGHT EYES." The first step In the reopening: of the famous VanderbUt case was taken yesterday, when Justlct- Hlncknmr, in the. Bupiwbm Court. Hrook» lyn. apl>olntrd the following commission to Inquire Into th r ' sanity of Edward War>l VamWhilt, th# lumber merchant who nm al!es;e<l to have b«en victimized by : the hlsh priesteaa. Drs. Edward E. The first week of school teaches how many things a boy needs. So on the first Saturday were ready to fill in any gaps. School suits. School shoes. Hats, caps and all the little fixings that make up a boy's wardrobe — of a quality hard to find in boys' sizes. Everything too for the hoy's father and big brother's Fall wear. Open until 6 o'clock. Rogers, Peet ft Company. Three Broadway Stores. 258 £42 1302 at at at Warren sL 13th st. 34th st Oct. Ist Not one, but one score new collars; not only new in shape, but also in quality and price. EARL <5c WILSON Hicks, Charles J. McDerniott and Georjste W. TJr rell. The report of th*> commission will be sub mitted to a sheriff's Jury, soon to be appointed. t . • MAKINE dttelligence* ,;• MINIATURE ALMANAC. Sun r!s*s 5:44 Sun sets 6:oC|Moon rises jMoon'a ag» 23 HIGH WATER. A. M. — Sandy Hook >;H|Ol». Island 3:42iHe11 Gate .V.TS P. M.— Sandy Hook. 3:02!G0v. Island 3:45 Hell Gate 5:.-.8 WIRELESS REPORTS. The Minneapolis, reported as 1,170 mlies east of SaiTir Hook at noon jrMtafdajr, is expected to dock about 4 j> i» Monday. Th« Columbia, reported as fiSH> miles east of Pandy Hook at 5:."-5 R. m yesterday. Is expected ag dock about 7:30 a m Sunday. The Ryndam. r»p<-.rt»<l as 1.078 rnile>» east of Sandy Hook at 3:15 p m yesterday. Is exp*ct»d la dock about 5 p m Monday. hm Savole. reported a* 843 miles east of santfy Hook at 7 a m yezterday, is expected to dock about 7:30 a m to-day. The Phl!adelphia. reported as 273 miles ea*t of Pandy Hook at 7:1*) p m yesterday, Is expected to dock about 12:30 p m to-day. . . • . . INCOMING STEAMERS. TO-DAY. Vessel. From. . Line. •Philadelphia Southampton. September 12. American •l.a Savolc Havre. September 11* French •Prins Wlllem I Hayti. September 14 i> -w I •Bermudlan Bermuda. September 17 Quebec •Mexico Vera Cruz. September II Ward •;=ibirla Inagua. September 11 Hamh-Am •Parima St Thomas. September 12 Quebec •Cuthbert Barbados. September!).. •Crown of Navarre. .Port Spain September 9 Piwinciai Gibraltar. September fi El Sle-lo New Orleans. Sept»mb»r 12.. s>o Pac El Paso Gal\-e?ton. September 12 S;> Paclflc Comal Galvestoon. September 12 Mailory SLNDAT. SEPTEMBER 20. •Columbia Glasgow. September 12 Anchor •Terence Barbados; September 13. Lamp A Holt •San Juan Porto Rico. S«pt«mb»r 15. N V & T' R WeSa ity Swansea. September 8 Bristol Maude Huelva. Septembers City of Atlanta..... Savannah. September 17 Savannah MONI>AY. SEPTEMBER 21.' •Philadelphia San Juan. S»pt"»Tnt*T 16 Red r> •Tennyson Victoria. s*ptember 4.. Lamp & Holr •Coppename Trinidad. September 14. .......T> W I •Finance Cristobal. September 14 Panama. Kroonland Antwerp. September 12 R».i Star Minneapolis Txmdon. September 12. .Atlantic Trans Ryndam Rotterdam. September 12.. Holland-Am Adonis Barbados. September 13 Antlll-s ■.;■..•. New Orleans. S'pt-»mber Tfi....<;.-i Tar El Dla. Oalveston. September 19 So Pac •Brings ma!!. — -^ OUTGOING STEAMERS. TO-DAT. Mail Vessel Vessel. For. line. closes. nails. St lA>uis. Southampton. American <:»»m I<>:tX> a m Caronia. Liverpool. Cunard 7:3oam Il:"«>am Voltaire. Argentina. Lamp & Holt 7:oo am 10:30 am Zulia. C»iraca-i, Red I> .. S:.W»m 12:00 m < oanio. San Juan. N T & P R 9:0O a m 12:(X»n» Slblria. Inairua. Ham b- An !«:(ntaiii 12:00 m Saratoga. Havana. Ward 10:00 a m 1:00 pm Orlroco. Colon. RMS P 12:30», ■ m 3:ol>pra HtDtwhaba. T^nd..n. Atlantic Trans.. 1:0Op m Patricia. Hamburg. Hamb-Am l:0Opm 7".eeland. Antwerp. Red Star ll:<*>am Caledonia. <;iisgow. Anch-T 3.00 pm Comanche. Jacksonville. Clyde 3:00 pm Denver. Gilveston. Mallor> 12-« tOm Princess Anne. Norfolk. Old Dominion. 3:oOpm C of Savanoah. Savannah. Savannah.. - S:oOpm MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. Alllanca. Cristobal. Panama 11:.-.i)a 3:0 Op Marowyne. Trinidad. I> W I 11:00 am 1-OOpm Monroe. Norfolk. Old I*>mlnlon 3:00 pm TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. Kaiwr Wilhelm d G. Itr-men. N G 1., i!:,W,im 10:00 am Vfrmudian. Bermu.la. <ju»be, 9:00 a m 11:i»>am Xieu» Amsterdam. notterdam. Hot-Am, -H> am Kord America. Naples. Ijj. Velore Rio Grande. Tamp*. Mallory . 120«>m lro.ju.iis. Jacksr.rsvi'le. <.My-1e Oft n m Hamilton. Norfolk. OM Dc.r.ii.ii.n 3-<iOpm City of Atlanta. Pavamah. Savannah.. 3:t»>pm TRANSPACIFIC MAILS. Destination and steamer. Close in New York. New Zealand. Australia (except West>. samoaii Islands and New Caledonia <via San Francisco) — Boverlc Sept 20. 6-SOd ra Hawaii. Japan. orea. China sn-1 Philip plne Islands (via an Francisco) — Teayo Maru Sept 20. « 3O n m Hawaii <via San Francisco) — A lamed*. . .Sept 21. 6:30 p m Japan. Corea, China and Philippine Isl ands (via Seattle) — Akl Maru Sept 21. 6.30 p m Japan, Corea. China and Philippine Isl ands (specially addressed onlvt (via Tacoma)--B>!l?rort!on Sept 25. 6 30 o ra Hawaii, Guam and Philippine Islands <vla San Francisco) — I" S Transport Sept CO. 6 30 pm, Hawaii, and special; v addressed mail for Jaran. Corea an,] China (via San Fran cisco) — Korea oct 1.6:30 Japan. Corea. China and PhlUprlne Isl ands (via Vancouver un.l Victoria. It C) —Empress of Japan oct 2. 6 30 D m Austialta lexi-eot W"»«t). N'*w Zealand. Kill Islands and New Caledonia (via Vancouver and Victoria, BO — Marom*.Oct 4 6-50 D m Japan. Corea. Ch!r.» and Philippine Isl ands (via Seattlri -lyo Maru Oct 8. 6:30 p m Tahiti and Marque*** lilanus (vU .-an If'rancisi.o) — Marlposn. oct 12. C:3op n» SHIPPING NEWS. Port of New York, Friday, Sept. 18, 1908. AP.IUVED. Steamer Orinoco tEr). Langmakl. Barbados September 1. Barranqullla 5. Cartafena »>. Colon l> and Klnitstcn 12. to Sa:ideriH.n & Son. with 105 passengers, malls and redse Arrived at the Bar at 2:30 a m Steamer El Sirlo. Prescott. New Orleans September 12. to the Southern Pacific Co. with mdse. L«eft Quarantine at 4:10 p m. Steamer CMaaajdMX Watson. Jarksonvi!> September U and Charl»*ton 13. to tl.e Clyde Ss c... with passengers and mds*. l^eft Quarantine at 7:14 ■ in. SieaT«r Pretoria tG#r>. Schrotter. llamburi: -..femher •V KoulOßne and Plymouth 7. t . i i>- Hamburg -American l.lne. with S" 1 cabin, 1»<O thii cab'n and •_--■« steeraes p-»»^en»er» an.! mils*. Ait!»e,i nt ih- Bar at 3 a m. Sie«mer Alainn. Av«ry. G>lve*ton ....i,. m i« r 1»». to th» Mallory Ss Co. »Uh md«». I^ft Qu3nntin« at ?:53 a m S'e.»mer Ci'y of Sa«»nn»h. Fl«her, «|v«nnih jSepten^be- l.\ ... the oe«M Ss Co. with ytiMiiMfi anj mC*» L*ft Quarantine &i 0:17 * in, mmemenU. I LIBERTY I LILLIAN RUSSELL-^? s^^ ! i fcr C«o. Broadhorst XJkg ■ 1 »> »»^i c«»e «»f > 2£!» (mdC«ft V. Hd&art. W I LP F I Rgj BK|^ _» •msawjwasns^a^^— I Eve.. « SO. Matlaw. T»^»yi«d w«Sjj*^' i«s« i aa i a,' 1 I UAIETY™T«V: ** THE TBAVEUMO SALES||| NEW AMSTERDAM «H^; 1 Evenings S:ls. Mattne-s To-tfay an<J < e r» "s\. HENRY W. SAVAGE'S Ooeratie 8«a»tu» THE MERRY WIDOW «*^- HEW YOHK TK«SJ3 3&«f ZIEGFELD Cm I ICC OF n REVUE rum Co S 908 > ACADEMY OF MCSIC. 14th St and IrruTT THE RfJUND UP W ««J^. ', ; Prtc-« 23c. to $1.50. Mat». Wed. A To-<ta7.2. lji*,*^ Mats.. B»st B>at«. $!. Eve . 23c t« »H/» ** MATS. AT 2 -H\Kf ETEMXG^U <\hi», HIPPOOROMF'* <;BE%TK.«T «TCTXvf w "Don't mlam the World 1 <;r»at«i? 'how Vmsi approaching H has :et b»«n ia New Yirk." Go" l SPORTING | BALLET OF rBATTLE* 1 * DAYS | BIRDLAND j THE SKIES 10 A!I New «'>-• -Act» to. lu»in Last. Times. Ergs. »:20. SMART JlANNrifrw W' IS Mat. Tw-«T. 2:20. j Obrl« . nit.' CASINO ■*yz£S£ t - MIMIC WQljjg jsag Herald Bq. S;K&.S?£ alijjj nof«V Ev ** S:ls Mat To-day. 2:tr,. Rtf t La^T JalJ O ClrwS FJtch's Cooing C— ■ Cllli w«'£ 42d st..w. B»a T . pile WITCHING KOtJ N<sxt W^k-4.1«il X IIArKETT In THE PRISONER of ZENE.A. ' MaJßstic°£ P^rFfllHEß UNO SO^gE FIIOIQf THEATRK. Broa<sw y. 40th strt- CMrinC griaiiaai -?.f> Matinee T^-lav -^b JOHN DKEW « Jack Straw LYCEUM 45th M s ak "t^^?^*?^* MISS BILLIE BURKt w CRITERION B-way. 4«th St Bv«Biß«*a*| Will I CnlUn Matine* T»-<tay at 2 15 "A model for musical plays." — H-rali HATTIE WILLIAMS gff& KNICKERBOCKER ».f T %.^ :1 5 ; THE GIRLS OF GOnEHBERG^I ARRIf X 3 "' h Str-ecnear Bro*l*» r . U/\nl\!tl\ Ev». 8:20. Mat. T«-dsr. 2li Joseph Cojn* I THS MOIJ.U9C Alexandra. Carlisle. I • precede-lbr • THE LIKES O' ME. with DORIS KEA.N* QlVflV 3ittt at ■ * Rd Broadwuy. Bm 111 Jfl wu a m*tu To-day anri Thurs. 2:U DIAJifl $ dobso^s &c^ssr nUUwl 1 LM Matin-- To-.!ar. 2:15. t \« r TnfE TO-.VIGHT. " ROBERT EDESOS I Sr^VSik I\ED>RM)AV. SF.PT. 23. S»atP Sell!!* MR. EDESON la THE OFFE>"DEK3. : . UfCDCO'C B-war. 2!»th St. Eves. - ; r.n. jatiaH rILD.n O To-dar. W-ii Ma: TMr.-t I.sft j ■2C PAID FULL ! A CTflB B'way an.l 45th St. Ev». * r.n sls?ie#t | MOlUn To-day. .'.-.•» \v»«i Ma-. 5«» c.-«.» 2D month. VVtf HODGE i "The Success of THE A >C' FROM HO9B ! the Century." THE MAN FROM HOME — : sa UJ|| 1 apyiQ Broadway and 30th. E-. in j fyALLfiUA 0 Matinee To-dar, 2:li 5 i| ARNOLD DALY . &,„*«„£ " The sho*t a.nd ths long is, our p'rj is ♦»•» ferred." — Midsummer Xiiin • Pr«»m. Heary W. BwaSsM OTer.t THE » AT THE DEVILiGARDEN Franz Mojnar's only I Theatre. 27th and Mad. A » authorize.l version, jf Evirs. *:15. Mats. " day tat adant^ri by », - :I.">. Prices Soe. to ILS9. Oliver H»rfr.r.!. "*■ WeJ. Mat.. sOi-.. 73c. *LOa RITI A<2 <"* O THEATRE. W«t *Zi St. *•» DLLHOLU direction of DAVID BZI-ISCa i tEvgs. :2a M*r.« To-,lay an.l W»A. 2:11 HARRISON GRET FISKE pr»wnt» GEORGE I THE ARLISS » DEVIL ■ r.<>t th- Devil catch r«u t>y a -.airaait** I art his faSOTOT." — Italian Provertv __ I © THE BEUASCO |» DAVID BELAiCO ! TUYVESAHT RI/ .^,jniT!J > EXT TIES.. 8:20. I D LA H CH C H « i- J Seats Selling:. ll THE FIGHTING HCf^ G8 8 0 L E !^W^d??^S ciTrril™! school days OUvCtOSi j stage Ttfcf ptlon After TiiS^ A 3ICDIPAH ArfStnluAll and Sa; X Grand oyjtsj »»« IV^ , ijisox S TO-DAY MATINBt J» ITALUW OPERA CD. t<^i.»".'"'"'"! 1 3W; BLAXETS I <"has. Ross and Mabel Fentoa. •*• I IV'OIN CO : Jones ■»»<* Blanche Deyo. Onyiail *«■ LI^CUL.I 3VJ- ropolltan Opera Salome. CIXS Gonl» B'wav. 68th St. Orace Cameron aad t*n otSers; I J Ilally Jlatinee. Ml sund«7 Coaetg j UAHMERSTEIN'S HSs 1 : SpjSi rTRIT>E Hoffman In - * LC^*£-«» 1 & MABEL i:\!:KIS»iN and JOSEPH BOW-%-* R. •■ HGRZ. Jack Norworth .mJ otflt* . nf|! niilAl I »" Tawcimy. ~Satom«£ L «°L r ?££ j uULUNImL stein & Co. Af th« Country UsF. I Mat. DailT 'it., V.' . i Holt Wakefield. other* _j^ J 1! II 4 UD9K ALnAniDnU Pantomime Co. C«rt « oot« <*j£\ Mat. Datljr gsc. I Jo* Maxwell * Co. Howard*- r% C m ITVORI.D IN WAX- «'«! rP !J oitf miski: ] - Bteamer AKianca. Sukeforth. CrtstoMl -"'i!^^.* th» Panama Rallied S» Un«. with 17« •- Llm ' m anil rar>. Arrived a« tt'- Par a' * » >T1 .• _.jt • Steamer K*lvtah«* (Rr>. Mei*>. U»«r.in» vST^* an.i Santa Ana, September 7. ta me Sl'innon »■*■» ni»h..grnr- . Arrl-.ri »t th» Bar at SWB "V Jm , S Steamer Salni Geont* <Pr>. s*!>-. % p.-s£.< j Shansrhal Jutv 2. Ke*!unir *. pinca^ r !U*? ni » M»i:i * Colombo August 2. Sues 22. Port Said -3 «*» w wtth ™<\*~ to William ft Tweddell *<■ v v^"*' m. , P Sumner * to. Arrive.! at th- Bar at 1- £m» ••} steamer rnnr— Anne. Tspley. >' * B — «s**** Norfolk, tn t rt*- OM t>omlnion Bl «'«• wlta * M .■' ' mdcc. Left Quarantine at 2:2T» ■ tn. .. _ ■ s.\u.r.v . jrtri* Steamers iYetic tßr>. Naples *nd £V^~ >'«•*• (Cr>. Mton: Kairertun '•>' or '- a ,,itmun<i' '^ Ocean (Dutch.. Antwerp: PrinJ if, l '™rt .C ll^ Fortune Island. Montego Bay. etc: T SSSi^ N»S Tamplco; Jamestown. Norfolk «n>l -fl, i saJ«. ?** J^fT.riK.n. Norfolk aad Newport N»»»: «'-"—. , , 4 Tasaas> STEAMERS AT FOREIGN PORTS. tSYKD _ rarx'*!**** ljtUl»»i. Sept I«— lnaralema (Br>. N»» *° bourc«. s>ydn«»y, etc. \rftrwTi 1 ?*- .._, ILimburs. Sept lrt~«'apta!n ■.■«o 111 ,?itcW.' ? " Air.terdam. Sept Irt— Prtn* VI Wem 111 "- ■> York via West ln.Ues. Vene«c»l * ' «^ J° vU CtfT Uverpoot. S*pt I.S-Cedrlc *Ur>. Sf*. ac! «.ttr. toVn: Tintoretto ißr. N«w Tort for M^ Colon. Sept in — Colon. New loefc. v Yortl »•* M«1 bourn- Seft 1« — ,>na >ij«r'. NfW * . - ' mantle ami Adelaide. TerX T v G«=^» Naples. S*pt 17-C»rpatht» **%**? J t«k ** U PUt«. IBM H— Drumcree tBD. ■■ _ . >># Ayrea ami H^«ario. -r«tnha < n3. »^. « t **■ Sue*. Sept IS— Montrose- «Br». TokoCa^- fcr S ,w I»* York; Quito <Br>. Singapore Ttt ■«» Southampton. «se P t I*— Am«rlk» (G«>» ■ j0 Yoric »l» Cherbourg. tr«erps«l V* ' Queenstown, Sept I«— BaltJc (E». " ; T«*i _ , „__, Tark. Tvn*. Sept 17-Ater!our • nr> - v . :N * T ,rk. „. 3^" Colombo. i"vt 15— Dr«ch«r.tel» iOer>. *» Lizard. Se ? t ic-BltteS-r New tori, tv • harbours nnft Hamburg. -rWls' '* v I** liibraltar. iept 17-Krny . Austv ™\fr* Tc*'*:^g .- «•• Ifrt. New York rar N*pH» i aa **'-.