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X"- LXVIII • N° 22,589.
DROnil AND FIRES
J\ 3IAXY STATES
QUESTS ABLAZE AND
BEAMS DRIED up.
p (nn si}k'(iiua Severely Stricken—
Eastern Ohio and West Virginia
in Desperate Plight.
«aoke from tbe extensive forest fires burning
to widely separated districts of the eastern, jw
f the lotted states and Southern Canada
"b« ««hr»!i<l«l the entire set-lion ' beneath a
' •nrky pall, so heavy in ss ' >m ° plnees as prac
lIT ,0, 0 ofeprur* the slll -- iin<l through a wide
to Interfere seriously with transportation
. raricuF occupations of everyday life. The
•, -p is act confined to the land, the smoke
-j^p «tendinc "f""" off the coast and enfolding
tie route? '' coastwise, and in part of transu
jtaa t b«> Canadian woods and the forests of
gibe, down throuph the Adirondack repion to
g^CWskills. aiKl beyond to tbe romisylvani.-i
tenber rrpions firos: :ire l! " rnia ~ in tho Iuo«»
teiti r«:ionf= At some points they have been
coder way for many days, adding hourly to the
n»lumr of smote already burdening the air.
In the Imin^iate vicinity of these fires, which
of themselves are causing heavy damages, the
pmoke rlonds are ascending to the regions of
tbe steady air currents, seemingly being driven
eastward for the most part. The fires ttiein
p>!ves have in some localities held up railroad
transportation, and In others, even far removed.
tave so thickened Ibe :itnie?i»uere as to make
fast running dangerous.
In a few ca?^ yesterday ball games in some
of IV 1 bis leagues bad to be concluded earlier
than usual because of the premature darkness
bmnrbt al^ut h> the heavy smoke.
Reports Ja?t nicbt from the woods of Maine
End Pennsylvania and from the Adirondack^
In Ne« Tork State, indicate that the fires nr °
rjiresdiap.
In tbe CatskUls, iv New York State, the sit
uation Is improved. tbe patrol reporting Hint
tjwr have tbe fires under control.
A drenching rain is greatly needed nil
throi^h the forest sections of the Bast, ani in
nanr places prayers are being offered up for
tiis relief, not only to check the forest fires but
to.to»k the drouth, which is severely felt m
----- KCtions.
FIRIS IN PENNSYLVANIA
ffisburg. Sept. With forest fires? destroy-
BfJJinch valuable property, the enforced pi:s
pasor of many industries, crops ruined, live
ftoci suffering, river navigation at a standstill
nd maueiour Final! streams absolutely dry. a
frjslh which has practically been unbroken
tor over two months Is fast assuming serious
proportions in Western Pennsylvania. Eastern
M*> and Vest Virginia.
Inning four days of this week a representa
ti«» of Th* Associated Press visited more than
thirty cities and towns in the tri-state. district,
tad conditions of an alarming nature were
found 01 account of th p long dry spell.
At eight raging forest fires light up miles of
territory.' •while thousands of persons are doing
fr«T>th;nc in th^ir power to check the flame?.
bsMbVss are he] I at which pi ay ere for rain are
Fora* flr*>« In Somerset County, about thirty
ei'«s from Astoria. Perm . have destroyed three
faster camps and about ten million feet, of
lsaserand timer, valued at $150,000. Over one
Uwnsßid men have been fighting the flames for
-Icty-tight hour.*, working without food or
'^p. It is also believed that a number of
lirei have been lost at that place.
crrr surrounded BY fire.
Tb.f city of-Corry. Perm., is practically sur
•BOdefi by fire to-day. The forests on all sides
•? tie city are ablaze, and the heavy smoke
a«W it almost impossible to breathe. Farmers
•» making desperate efforts to check the names
•J ploughing around them, but the fire is rap
■r spreading.
At til places the populace Is praying for rain.
During a recent open a ; r prayer meeting near
b*« a brief thunder shower occurred. Instead
*f s»*kjng shelter the congregation remained in
** nib, tinging "Praise God from Whom All
Bfessirj:' Flow."
A tour through portions of the three states
tixir^ the seriousness of the drouth. A major
ity of the smaller Ft reams are dry. and their
*** are b*>ing xizc-d as wagon roads. At a
*"»*«• of places along the Ohio and West Yir
faia thorns of the Ohio River there Is not a
**» of vaj«r.
*4UL GAMER ON BED OF OHIO RIVER.
Marietta, Ohio, the large steamboat Tor-
Triai a tow of barges for Pittsburg. is
'-fen a bed of gravel in the middle of what
& m - river. At many points email streams
" ■••» extend a few yards from either shore,
* keys, after having crossed these, can be
*»' Playing ball In the middle of the Ohio
" ■■«•
T ** >h and telephone companies having
croeFjnp (he river are busily engaged
""•fl 1 * trenches in the riverbed so the cables
T** Pl*^<J out of sight.
. y Industries along the river are suspended
***mrt O f lack ff water ior pQ Wer purposes.
* =^cy others will be idle unless rain falls
5-4 sj ■*•* of the streams now dry that It ls the
Un« in flft> yearß that Buch a °ridition has
'uj "ttsbnrg harbor there are between fifteen
SS^r million bushels of coal ready to bs
t^tt"«M points so . ulh and west of this city.
«ao» this fUel reaches its destination before
*on ° sla<?B considerable Buffering will result
***! famine - The great mass of coal has
% fc^ aUBt * th " supply of barges here, and
tu,^ ablUUes are many of the river coal
-» employing more than fifteen thousand
«>^_ Contlaofsl on eighth pare.
J f*asTV F^ EE DEAFNESS CURE.
2.**O*jS« i °?i5 r mß<st b >" *-' ne " f fh ' leading
kl " ro '-» nt ry. I>r. Branaman of-
CLaW ■ffKjy, 1 " once two Ml months' mcdi
,.' ■" IfJ^iT < his abi!{t V cure permanently
BBBBBBBF«i<« No,p, s Hri/j c atarr |, In „v ery Mage .
S|J »- C I Branaman l2Zb Walnut St.,
To-d«.T. f.lr nnd rooler.
To-moirow. fair.
MALARIA GRIPS (ITY.
More Cmet than Ever Before-
Blamed oil Mosquitoes.- ]
Malaria has gripped the city In the last four
months as never before, according to the Health
Department physicians, but it is not of a viru- j
lent tyj>e. There was only one death In the j
two weeks ended September 12, and that case
was said to have been contracted in the South,
where the disease assumes far more dangerous
proportions. r \ ±
"It is more than likely that the mosquitoes i
were responsible," said Dr. C. F. Bolduan, one ,
of the bacteriologists of the Health Depart- |
ment, yesterday. "I have heard from numerous- 1
physicians in this borough, in The Bronx and i
in ■Teatcnecter about it. The cases are seldom !
reported because the disease is of- such a ;
mild type. There is hardly a physician in the
whole city who has not several patients under
treatment." !
Dr. Bouldan made an inspection of the Cro- !
ton watershed recently,, and heard the same
story of malaria from the physicians in that
section. Typhoid cases were few. and the nui- !
sances, once so prevalent, had been done away '
with almost entirely. One typhoid case was !
found/In Croton Falls, another in Mount Klsco. '
and another in Yorktown. Their history showed \
that they had been brought into th« watershed. I
It was while investigating these that the ma- j
laria complaint came out. Had the season been j
exceptionally wet the disease might be traced to
that as ■ came, but Investigation showed that |
mosquitoes were the real carriers of the germ.
The Department of Health will plan a cam- j
paiajn against the Insect so that the malaria in- !
fliction may not be repeated next year. i
EVANS OX PEXSIOXS.
Rear Admiral Favors Higher Ones
for Civil War Veterans.
Poughkeepsie. N. V.. Sept. 19.— -Fighting Bob 1 '
K\ .ids. tlie retired rear admiral of the United
States navy, came out to-day as an advocate of
higher jiensions for Civil War veterans. He made
■n characteristic speech at the unveiling of a monu
ment to the l.Vith New York Volunteer Regiment at
Highland, opposite this city, in the course of which
he said:
Be good to those rlrl men who fought In the
great war that our Union mluht be saved. Don't
rive them any more J!2 a month bounties. If you
are going to starve the men who all but gave. up
th^lr lives for you it would be better to do It at
once and not prolong the process day by day and
year by j<>ar. a? you have been doing.
Don't expect a speech from me. as ppeechmak
in? is not my trade. Although not a native of th«
Kmrir'' State, I am an American at heart and
soul, which gives mo the right to be with you
lifre at the unveiling of this monument. In honor
ing your dead you honor yourselves.
In the Future, when war comes, as It surely
will. the nation must be d«»fend<»d by Its youth. T
liope war will not come In my time, but if it does
nil the gray heads you see here will be ready to
fight again if they are needed. These white heads
«ii<i not die. because in many cases the bullets were
not merciful enough to kill them.
It i.- the fashion tioTv for certain men to call you
murderers and robbers, but it is a' wicked slander.
You are the same boys In blue that you were back
in '61. Th» boys in blue are the same gallant.
dean, hanl hitters in every war. I saw them In
th« Civil War. In the picnic in Cuba and In the
Philippines, and I say to you that there art no bet
ter men than those in the blue coats. They are. ln
two navy. too. and 1 .just took a lot of them through
the Strait .if Magellan- It was the talk that some
body would hurt dm wnrn we got on the other side.
They didn't hurt at! a bit. and* if they had, I would
Siavp felt sorry for the oth<=r fellow.'
War must come, but keep It away as long as you
can. There sire no gr*»at*»r advocates of p»a< - than
th" officers of th* army and navy. They know that"
th<» only way to k«*«*p peace is by bavins both army
»nd navy so strong that other nations and mtn will
fear to attack us. There is.no danger to the. liber
ties of th*>. people iii this policy. - ■ •• i".
If yon gjve us battleships fiioujjh I assure you
that we will ktep the peace. If we have to fight
for It.
UNVEIL PENNSYLVANIA MONUMENT.
Forty-fourth Anniversary ;of a Battle at
Winchester Observed.
Winchester. Va., Sept. 19.— A granite monument
was unveiled in the National Cemetery In tills city
to-day in memory of Pennsylvania soldiers who
fell in battle In and around Winchester during the
Civil War. The occasion was the forty-fourth an
niversary of the battle of Winchester. Many prom
inent Pennsylvanians were present, including: Gov
ernor Stuart and his staff. Colonel J. M. Schoon
maker. of Pittsburg: General John W. Schall, of
Ailentown; Colonel Lewis T. Moore, of Philadel
pl i.-i. and officers of the monument association.
Addresses were made by the Rev. Dr. J. H.
Laoey. of Winchester: Governor Stuart and Gen
eral St. Clalr Mulholland. and afterward the visit
ors were guests of the General Turner Ashby
Camp of Confederate Veterans. Of the 5,000 sol
diers buried in the National Cemetery here, 800
were Pennsylvania!)*. The monument, which is of
granite, surmounted by heroic figures in bronze,
cost S^,ooo.
MARDI GEAS ENDS WITH BIG CROWD.
Confetti Clogs Car Tracks and B. R. T. Has
to Put Sweepers on to Keep Traffic Moving.
A record crowd, numbering, according to police
estimates, more than seven hundred thousand per
sons, flocked to Coney Island yesterday to take
part. En the last night's fun of the Mardi Gras and
to witness the children's parade. "in the afternoon.
About sixty small children, who became separate'!
fr'in their guides in the course of the parade, were
tnkrri to the Coney Island police station and plKce.l
in charge of the matron. Mrs. Huffy, who was
kept busy all the afternoon restoring the lost
youngsters to their <3i:-tracte.l parents. Six hundred
poUeesaen. in charge, of Deputy Commissioner
Baker. Inspectors Flood and O'Brien, and Captain
Thomas Kelly, kept th* crowd in order.
only one arrest for disorder was made during the
evemr.g. The prisoner was Charles D. Foster, forty
years old. a broker, living in Cainden. N. J. Foster
is accused of annoying women on Surf avenue.
Hundreds of bushels of confetti collected in the
roadway al->ng Surf avenue clogged the. car tracks
and frequently caught fire from the motors of the
cars. A force of men was put to work by th*)
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company sweeping the
tracks and extinguishing the frequent small fires.
Th* restaurants along Surf avenue were nearly
swamped with the crowds of customers that
Ftormed their doors.
SPEAKER WADSWORTH RENOMINATED.
Livingston County Republicans Pledge Sup
port to Governor Hughes.
Rochester, Sept. 19.— Speaker James W. Wads
worth. Jr.. was renominated for member of Ab
(-riiihly at the LMnsjStoa County Republican con
vention at Oenesso to-day. William i';irter, of
Avon, WSS renominated for County Judge, ami
Frank K. Cook, of Geneseo, was named for Dis
trict Attorney. Resolutions indorffng the national
ujid state administrations and pledging support to
Governor Hughes and the State ticket were adopted.
•NIGHT RIDiNG" CONDEMNED.
Crowd at Spartanburg. S. C. Passes Resolu
tion Would Hold Cotton for 10 Cents.
Bpartanturg. S. C Sept. 19.-A crowd that over
taxed the courthouse to-day, in respond to tne
call of President E. I* Archer of the Cotton As
sociation passed resolutions condemning so-called
-night riding.' M practised In some cotton states,
adopting resolutions recommending that no cotton
be sold at this time for less than 10 cant*, and
hoard address from B. D. Smith, United States
Senator-elect. and < . C. Moore, president of the
■»-ortu Carolina Association.
NEW-YORK, SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 1908.-
TAFT ANSWERS BRYAN
SPEAKS OX PHILIPPINES.
Says Democratic Policy Would Be
Disastrous to the Islands.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Cincinnati. Sept. IS».— Mr. Taft to-night ad
dressed an enthusiastic gathering of the. citi
zens of Norwood. Ohio, in the assembly room of
the Kinton Hotel. His remarks were confined to
a discussion of the Philippine question, which
he declared to be an issue in the campaign be
cance of the position taken in the Democratic
platform, and answered the recent criticisms of
Mr. Bryan with reference to the railroad fran
chises and friars' lands sale.
"The Democratic party," he said, "has de
clared !n its platform that as soon as a stable
government is established In the islands we
t-hould leave them. A stable government is es
tablished, so that this is equivalent to a reso
lution in favor of immediate withdrawal." He
reviewed tlie alternatives presented to the
United States with reference to the Philippines
at the close of the Spanish war. and asserted
that there was no other course but to assume
the responsibility. "And." he added. "Mr. Bryan
and his followers were responsible for the cost
and suffering and loss of life on both sides
which arose during an unnecessary year of
war."
PHILIPPINE RAILROAD FRANCHISES.
On the subject of railway franchises in the
islands which has been critically referred to by
Mr. Bryan recently. Mr. Taft said:
The greatest need in the material development
of the islands Is the construction of railways.
Under the organic act of 1902 Congress gave us
authority to grant railway franchises, but. try as
we would, we were not able to enlist capitalists
in the enterprise except in the construction of
two small lines, branches of the old road. In
1905 Congress passed a law enabling us to guar
antee the interest on the bonds of any new rail
way to the extent of 4 per cent for thirty years,
the amounts paid to be a second lien on the
railroad payable after thirty years. By this
means we have secured the construction of one
hundred miles of railroad in each of the three
Islands of Negros, Cebu and Panay. In Luzon
we secured the construction of four hundred
miles of additional railway without any guar
antee. It was secured in this wise: The Manila
& Dagupan road had been built under a Spanish
franchise creating a partnership in the railroad
between the government and the company, and
having among its many terms a guarantee of a
fixed income to the company during the life of
the franchise, for eighty-eight years. Under
the advice of the Attorney General of th« United
States that the provisions of the charter, and
especially the guarantee, were not binding on
the United States, the military government,
before I became Governor, had declined to pay
the income when demanded and repudiated, the
obligations of the charter. This left the fran
chise In a most indeterminate condition. In'
subsequent negotiations we secured a contract
with file company to construct four hundred
additional miles In Luzon tinder a perpetual
franchise by bringing the old railroad under the
same franchise. • All the railroad franchises
authorized by the present government in the
Philippines are perpetual, just as they are in
this country. They all contain the provision,
however, that they are subject to amendment
to or repeal by Congress. This arrangement
was greatly for the public benefit.
This is the part of my record in the Philip
pines to which' I suppose' Mr. Bryan means to
call my attention. He speaks of the Benguet
railroad franchise. There is no Benguet 'rail
road. I wish there wan." I presume "*;s refers
to the Manila & Dagupan Railroad franchise. It
was fully " discussed In an elaborate report ;I; I
mad" to Congress in 1906. It was approved by
the President and the Cabinet .after full consid
eration, Mr. Bryan is the first person, so far
as I know, to question its wisdom or propriety.
FRIARS" LAND PURCHASE. ;
Next we bought the friars' lands an-1 paid
$7.000.060 for them. This was done to save a
new insurrection by th ' sixty thousand tenants
on the lands, who refused to pay rent to the
friars. The friars had good title to the lands,
but they had become unpopular with the peo
ple, and the tenants refused to recognize their
title, claiming the Aguinaldo "government had
passed a law nationalizing these lands, and that
therefore they would not recognize tin* friars as
their lawful owners. The purchase rid the gov
ernment of the necessity of enforcing at the in
stance of the friars judgments in the courts for
the ejection of sixty thousand tenants, thus
averting a new war.
And not only In the matter of friars' lands,
but in the matter of many charitable trusts, we
have effected a compromise by which the church
takes over some charitable trusts and we take
over others. All the Church questions are set
tled, well settled and fairly settled. Meantime,
the influence of the Catholic Church in the
Philippines for good has been increased by the
substitution of an American hierarchy for the
Spanish hierarchy. Episcopal, Methodist, Pres
byterian and Baptist churches have been estab
lished there, and a great improvement has come
over the islands with respect to religion and
morality after the demoralization of four years'
war and desolation. .
In an interview I said that even the Indepen
dlstas — is. those In favor of Immediate in
dependence in the islands — prefer Republican
victory to Mr. Bryan's promises. Mr. Bryan
now responds with a cable from Alberto Bar
retto, denying this on behalf of certain authori
ties In the Indopendistn party. I relied for my
statement on a conversation I had last month
with Seftor Quezon, who is the leader of the
Independistas in the National Assembly, in
which he told me that although the Indppen
distas liked Mr. Bryan's platform they preferred
my election as a friend of the Filipino to Mr.
Bryan's promises. This statement Sefior Que
zon subsequently repeated In a published inter
view. There Is evidently a difference of opinion
among the Independlstas.
Mr. Taft referred to the helpful work of the
churches In the islands, particularly in view of
the religious nature of the native?
BRYAN'S PLAN FOR INDEPENDENCE.
He then took up Mr Bryan's assertion that
the Republican party had adopted his pollcy
with reference to the island?.
"Mr. Bryan's method of giving them inde
pendence." be said, "was to release them at
once, immediately after the treaty of Paris,
and let them make the best way they could,
through bloody fa-tion and chaos, to decent
self-gr>ver!:ment; and his further method was
to interfere as much as possible by agitation in
this country and vehement denunciation of our
policy with the efforts which we were making to
bring tranquillity and peace to the islands. We
have always contended that the immediate In
dependence which Mr. Bryan, wishes to givo to
the Ph!lirp'n cs would result In the utmost
misery to the inhabitants of the islands.
■'I submit there is not the slightest resem
blance between our policy and that which Mr.
Bryan proposes," Mr. Taft said in conclusion.
•'Hence I say. my fellow citizens and neighbors,
that one of the great reasons for keeping Mr.
Bryan out of the Presidency p.nd hl« party out
of the control of Congress Is that they are
pledged to abandon the Islands, to adopt the
policy of scuttle, to rid this government of the
burden which it has assumed with reaped to
this people and to withhold the spread of civil
isation in that part of the orient."
JOHN REDMOND ADDRESSES 5,000.
Boston, Sept. 13.— More than five thousand people
cro'.vd*d the Huntlngtoi -avenue baseball jjrounds
to-night at the annual athletic tournament of th*
United Irish League to % hear addresses by John
Redmond. M. P., John Fltzgibbon and Joseph Dev
lin. M. P- Mr. Redmond traced the progress of
Ireland and made an. appeal for funds with which
to continue his work.
DEWEY'S TWELVE YEAR PORT WINE.
The mopt strengthening Wine w« make.
If. T. D*W«y & Sons Co., 138 Fulton St., Ntw York.
-Ad\U • . %f-4,¥*Mi% f -4,¥*Mi
SIX SAVED FROM OCEAN
A WEEK Or SUFFERING.
Fire in a Bucket Seen — Men Sxdm
to huckenbach's Boat.
San Juan, P. R., Sept. 19.— Captain J. B. Mor
ris and five seamen of the schooner Mary B.
Judge, from Mo-bile for San Juan, were rescued
in the early morning hours last Thursday by
the steamer Julia Luckenbach, after a thrilTTng
experience in the hurricane. The Lackenbach,
under command of Captain W. J. Connell, ar
rived here from New York to-day, having? on
board the schooner's crew.
The Mary B. Judge left Mobile for San Juan
on August 8 with a cargo of lumber. She was
due here the early part of September, but was
delayed by calms in the early part of the
voyage. She ran Into a gale on September 10,
and on the following day it had developed into
a hurricane. The schooner's masts were car
ried away and she was absolutely helpless. The
heavy seas opened her seams and she soon
filled. The captain and his crew lashed them
selves to the top of the poop, which was the
only part of the vessel above water. All they
had succeeded in saving was a little hardtack,
and a gallon of fresh water.
The water was exhausted in twenty-four
hours, and the hardtack was doled out one to
each man daily. On the 16th the men caught
two gallons of rain, and when rescued at 1 a.
m. on Thursday they still had a gallon left and
eight pieces of hardtack.
They had almost abandoned hope, realizing
that their position was not in the regular course
of vessels, but nevertheless a strict lookout was
kept, the men taking turns at the watch although
almost exhausted. Their hands and feet were
badly swollen. The light of the Luckenbach
was seen at 11:40 on Wednesday night. It
looked like a tiny star in the far distance, but
soon was made out to be a ship's light. With
some matches and a few splinters chipped from
the rail a fire was started in a tin bucket, and
this was kept burning as long as the stock of
matches held out.
The Luckenbach was one hundred miles off
her course, having taken that direction to avoid
the hurricane. Thomas Haley, chief officer,
sighted the little fire on the schooner several
miles away and bore down. The sea was very
rough, but volunteers, headed by the second
mate. William A. Steele, were not wanting, and
soon a lifeboat was launched.
Coming close to where the men of the schoon
er were huddled together. It was found impossi
ble to bring the boat near enough to the wreck
age to take them off, and, one by one, tinder
orders from Steele, they leaped from the schoon
er into the sea and were dragged aboard. The
rescued men were Bernard Russell, Alfred Har
ris. Herbert Strand, Leon Freeman. Daniel Jack
son and Captain Morris. The mate of the
schooner, George McCoy, was swept overboard
on September 15 and droTTned. The rescue took
;«lace in latitude it degrees 18 minute-, north,
longitude 71 degrees 27 minutes west.
TOWX MAY BE WIPED OUT
Overdue Steamer Brings Xctcx of
Disaster at St. Matthew. W. I.
The first news of a disaster on Jhe island of fna-
KU». in the West Indies. In which the town of St.
Matthew may have beer, destroyed, reached here
yesterday afternoon with the arrival of the steamer
Sibiria, of the Hamburg-American Line, four days
overdue from Jamaica, after a terrific fight with
the sea.
St. Matthew Is a town of about six or sryvvn
hundred Inhabitants. On the 13th The Slhiria went
close to the Island while the West Indian storm
was at it? heiKht. AcrordiiiK to William Vollmar,
the chief officer, who is corroborated by other offi
cers of the ship, they saw roofs of frame houses
lifted high into the ;iir. The officers say they saw
many house? j?o down like pasteboard before the
fury of the sale, while combers added to the mis
chief of the wind
"We had followed our usual method of taking on
laboters at Inagua." s;iid Mr. Vollmar. "on o:;r
way down from New York, to have them handle
bananas at the various West Indian ports we touch
further south. It !s customary on our way back
for us to put the men off in small boats near Ina
snia, and they then row to shore. On this occa
sion we couldn't trust any small boat in the high
ricas which were raging. Accordingly, we raised
the flags of the code to indicate that we would
keep the men aboard, bring them up to New York
and leave them at lnagua later. There is a signal
station on the shore, Mr. rinrjrent. the American
consul, acting as our agent. We received no an
swer, and the supposition is that the station was
destroyed.
"It la prohahlp that all the inhabitant?; living in
the shacks along the shore Red to the interior. It
was impossible for us to make out Just how many
houses had been destroyed, but a l'«ng continue]
duration of the storm near that section could result
In a destruction of the entire property along the
coast."
The Sibiria haa about thirty of the Inaguan
laborer? atxmrd. They were put to work at repair
ing damag-- which the storm inflicted on the
steamer, and when she reached port yesterday no
damage was apparent, although things had been
pretty well smashed up during 'he trip. The men
are all negroes, as are most of the inhabitants of
Inagua. which is on.- of the Bahama proup.
The Sibiria sighted tlie Klder-Dernpster steamer
Port Henderson, a passenger liner, which had left
Kingston at about the same time as the Sibiria. on
September 11. I" the morning of the following day
the Port Henderson was still In sight, which indi
cated that her troubles were not little. She is
bound to Southampton. England.
The Si'niri.i's fourteen passengers were a well
scared lot. The after cabin was flooded, as also
was the dining room. Tlie 2<vofO bunches of ba
nanas arrived In good condition.
FAST PASSENGER TRAIN DITCHED.
Engineer Killed, Fireman Hurt, but Pas
sengers Escaped.
Richmond. Va.. Sept. IP - A fast passenger train
of ihc Chesapeake &- Ohio Railroad, from Newport
News, bound for this city, was derailed to-day
near I>ariexa. near here J. R- Chalkley, tlie en
gineer, wns killed, and the fireman, named Wakr
ly. severely injured. Several passengers wvre bad
ly shaken up, but none seriously injured. The en
gine turned over.
Chalkley was forty-fix c years old, and had been
in the employ or the road for thirty years. The
cause of the accident <s unknown.
VALUABLE VIOLIN STOLEN.
John Hall, alias William Wilson, of No. SEE At
lantic avenue, was arrested late last ni^iit by four
detectives from the Brooklyn detective bureau.
charged with robbing Miss Sonus Sautter, a mem
ber of the Olive Mead Quartet, living at Nq. 101 St.
Felix street, "f a violin valued at $1,000 and five
stage gowns. ■ C '. '• r> -
In connection with the theft the detectives also
arrested Mamie Atiott. of No. "2RO Smith street,
who, they say. received the stolen property. The
violin had been sold to a musician* for" s3. The de
tectives are looking for him and expect to recover
"the Instrument.
PLANTERS 65C. BUNGALOE TEA 33C LB.
Cost that to fii«.".v It- A.M
-SIXTY PAGES.
-FIVE PARTS.
BOMB FOR DEM OCR. I TS.
Monnett Wants More Light on
That frm.ooo.
[Hy Tc!««raph to The Tribune. J
Columbus. Ohio, Sept. 19.— Former Attorney
General Frank S. Monnett. who instituted the
prosecution of the Standard Oil Company in
Ohio, to-day threw the Democratic organiza
tion Into consternation when he. declared that
he would not stump the Western states for
Bryan until he received a satisfactory explana
tion of the origin of the ftfOtMl contribution
to the Democratic campaign fund. He said:
"Governor Haskell of Oklahoma will have to
resign as custodian of the funds of the na
tional committee or there will be serious trou
ble in the committee. I have been assigned to
speak in the West by the Democratic National
Committee, but I shall n.»t make a speach until
I am satisfied from Just what source the com
mittee received that $300,000 which it boasts It
has."
KILLED BY POLICEMAX.
Member of Yonkers Mob Shot At
tacking Officer.
Patrolman W. A. KruppenbachT. of the Ton
kers Police Department, was set upon and
beaten as he attempted to quell a fight In a
saloon in Main street, near the Tonkera rail
road station, last night. He drew his revolver
and. turning on his assailants, shot one of
them, injuring n;m so badly that he died later.
Kruppenbacher was on duty at the railroad
station, which was crowded with people return
ing from an evening In New York, wh-en his at
tention was called to the fight. He entered the
saloon and attempted to drive the fighters Into
the street.
They put aside their differences and turned
on him. He was being badly beaten, despite
assistance offered by a number of commuters,
when he drew his gun and fired. The man,
whose name was unknown, fell with a bullet In
his groin, and was taken to St. Joseph's Hos
pital.
An hour after being taken to the hospital the
man died without having regained conscious
ness. He was identified later as Annla Ander
son, of No. 13S Webster avenue.
TWO WRECKS SIGHTED.
Missing Fruiter* at Jamaica — The
Beacon's Bough Trip.
Kingston. Jamaica, Sept. 19.— Advices received
here say that the last of the overdue fruit
steamers, the Brewster. from Boston, and the
Beacon, from Baltimore, have arrived safely at
Port Antonio. Both were considerably battered
by the hurricane, but are seaworthy and passed
through the storm without injury to any one.
The Beacon's fires were extinguished by the
flooding of the ship by the high seas, and she
was at the mercy of the gale for forty-eight
hours. After the steamer got under headway
again she sighted at the east end of Bird Rock
a wrecked three-masted schooner. The Beacon
signalled to her. but there was no answer, the
schooner apparently being deserted.- The name
of the vessel was not ascertained, but Is be
lieved to be the William J. L,ermond. which
sailed from Philadelphia on August 22 with a
cargo of 1.200 tons of coal for the Jamaican
government.
The steamer Vera. which has Just arrived at
Port Antonio, reports the Norwegian fruit
steamer Yumuri. from Baltimore September 4,
hard on the rocks at the end of Castle Island.
Relief Is being organized here to aid the resi
dents of Turks and Caicos islands who suffered
severely in the recent hurricane. Reports re
ceived here state that greater damage has been
done than Ml at first Indicated. A public meet
inn hold here last night raised $I.(X>O. Tele
grams from Crank Turk say that relW is im
perative and that timber is most urgently re
quired. The steamer Boston will sail from here
on Monday with provisions for the sufferers.
EXDS CONVICT LEASES.
Georgia Legislature Passes Measure
Doing Away nith System.
Atlanta. Sept. I!>.-The extra session of the
General Assembly finished its work and ad
journed sine die this afternoon after agreeing
upon a bill which it Is believed will effect the
abolition of the convict lease system. The bill
leaves any convicts not taken by counties on
a pro rata distribution, n.-t taken by municipal
ities at Sl'^O a year, or not needed on the stat»
farm or othef state institution to be disposed
of at the discretion of the Governor and the
Prison Commission. It is believed that this
will end the lease system definitely on March
31. 1909.
The main point of difference between the
bouses has been as to the disposition of those
"oyers." This morning the Senate unexpectedly
receded from its position on the convict legis
lation before it. and passed the measure abol
ishing the convict lease system practically as it
came from the House of Representatives.
ASCENT AT ST. JOSEPH.
Baldicin Dirigible Balloon Tried
Without Mishap.
St. Joseph. M<v. Sept.- The Baldwin .lirl*lhle
war balloon made another ascent at the military
tournament grounds In South St., Joseph this after
noon. arising at s:o* and nding at 6:27. The
balloon as manned by • Lieutenant Foulols and
Sergeant Ward, as on yesterday, and the trial was
without "mishap. A distance of six miles at a
height of two hundred feet was covered.
WITS CAUTIOUS REPLY.
Chinese Minister Not in Fear of
Recall .for Indiscretion.
» [By Tfl*(fr«Dh to Th» Tribunal
Battle Creek. Mich., Sept. 19. — Minister Wu.
who is %pen<iing a few days at the Battle Creek
Sanatorium, said to-day that he had no fear
over th* rumor that lv? is in danger of being
recalled to China for being Indiscreet. He said:
When.. I was approached by a New York re
porter, who told me that a American
alliance" had been discussed by a Hong. Kong
editor. I replied. "That Is a very Interesting
subject" — surely a cautious, discreet reply The
story- was distorted nn as to convey, the im
pression that I had committed myself and .my
government on the subject, and > favored such
an alliance, on th*- ground that it -would be a
means of thwarting the Japanese aggression in
China. Rut it is absurd to say that govern
ment believed that I had been indiscreet.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
FOBAKER NOT TO SPEAR
WITHDRAWS HIS XAME.
Tells Mr. Taft He Does Xot Wish
to Embarrass Him.
[By Telegraph to T»» TrlSoae.J
Cincinnati. Sept. 19.— Senator Foraker wilt
neither preside over nor appear on the platform
j at the meeting on Tuesday evening, when Mr.
Ta.'t will address the National League of Re
publican Clubs. This decision was reach-d
yesterday, and. while no statement has been
given out at the Taft headquarters leanull—
th& Ilearst-Foraker controversy, this can bo
■ announced on the best authority. The facts
j were learned about 6 o'clock this evening, and a
little later copies of two letters written by Sen
ator Foraker were given out at his office. Th»
first, addressed to John Hays Hammond, as
president of the League of Republican Clubs.
merely says. "I herewith Inclose a self-explana
tory letter that I have Just sent to Judge Taft." .
The Inclosed letter Is as follows: •» T -
My Dear Judge Taft.
-I have read In the newspapers that some of
your friends, and possibly you. are in doubt as
to the propriety of my speaking with you at
Music Hall next Tuesday night. I have con
cluded not to be at the meeting. I take this
action, not because I deem the answers I have
made to Mr. Hearst's charges Insufficient, nor
because of any lack of loyalty to your cause.. but
only because I do not wish to do anything that
might injure the cause or embarrass yon -----
sonally, J B. FORAKER.
Senator Foraker said in giving cut the corre
spondence that his action was entirely volun
tary and that he had received no direct com
munication from Mr. Taft regarding the situa
tion.
CALLS MADE BY SENATOR CRANK
The Foraker letters were given out at tfa*
close of a day -which was notable for the calls
of Senator Crane on Mr. Taft and Senator For
aker. alternately, and while no information t*
given regarding the method by which Senator
Foraker was led to write the letters It Is re
garded as certain that Mr. Taft refrained from
making public the decision he reached yester
day, with a view to conveying that decision to
Mr. Foraker through the Massachusetts Sena
tor, whose arrival to-day was expected and
whose friendship for Mr. Foraker Is well known.
Senator Crane reached Cincinnati this morn
i ing, and Immediately called on Mr. Taft. Next
he went to Senator Foraker's office, and a lit
tle later he took luncheon at the Btnton Hot*l '
! with Senator Foraker. his son Benson Foraier;
I and Senator Dick. After luncheon Mr. Crane •
j returned to Senator Foraker's office, and from
! there went to Mr. Taft's home, where ha re- 1
| malned until called for by Senator Dick.. H» ,
! then returned to Senator Foraker's office, and • |
i little later the Foraker letters were made public-*
The Information that Mr. Taft decided ye»-J
| terday. as soon as he saw Mr. Foraker's flnti*»j
' ply to Mr Hearst, not to appear on the. Sams)
i platform with the Senator on Tuesday. evealn*|
i Is taken on all sides to indicate that the Sena-'
i tor will not participate In the Tift campaigns
! and It Is regarded as doubtful if Mr. Foraker
| will be asked to address any audience under th»
! auspices of th« national or the state committee.
While the differences between Mr. T*?t and
Senator. Foraker have for a long time .been, fan-,
damental, their personal relations have not been j
strained, and when the national committee con- »
sldered It advisable that Mr. Taft receive the
overtures which Mr. Foraker was prepared 1 1 j
make, and for which he asked nothing except
that he be permitted to declare ht» . regularity
and support the ticket. Mr. Taft made no ob
jection, although his instructions whenever he
referred to the subject were that there must be
nothing in the nature of a "deal" between th»
national committee and the Senator, and no de
viation from the absolute support of the Roose
velt policies, which Mr. Foraker has criticised.
Many of those who knew- Mr. Taft and the Sen
ator were skeptical from the first as to the
length of time the two could maintain harmony.
but so complete was Mr. Foraker'a acceptance of
Mr. Taft as his leader that for a time It looked
as if it might be possible for the entente to last
through the campaign.
MR. TAFT NEUTRAL ON SENATORSHIF.
Whatever opinion may be held as to the legal
ity of the course pursued by the Senator, it has
been so contrary to Mr. Taft'» views of what
Is proper that anything further In the way of an
entente is thought to be impossible. Mr Taft
will probably not seek to influence the people of
Ohio in their decision as to whether or not v-
Foraker should be returned to the Senate. H»
said long before his nomination that the respon
sitility for choosing a Senator belonged to them
alone, but It is practically certain that he will
make no arrangements for support from th»
Senator in his campaign for the Presidency. Just
as he received none tn the contest for the noml
natoin.
Mr. Taft spent the day at the home of his
brother. Charles P. Taft. preparing some of th«
speeches he is to deliver on his coming trip, for
which the arrangements are being actively
pushed. The Rev. Dr. John Wesley Hill will
accompany Mr. Taft on this trip and deliver
some addresses. It is probable that some ©**"••
speaker will be chosen to accompany Mr. Taft •
all or part of the way. Dr. Hill reached Cin
cinnati this evening.
Practically the entire headquarters staff, In
cluding Arthur I. Voryp. will accompany Mr.
Taft. and Dr. Richardson, a Washington throat
specialist, will go along to give such service as
may be made necessary by the continuous speak
ing which will he demanded of the candidate.
Colonel Daniel Ramsdell. sergeant-at-arms of
the Senate., will b« in charge of the Taft spe
cial train. There la a great demand from news
papers who desire to. send special correspondents
on th« trip, and the indications are that there
will be a sufficient party. Including the corre- v
spondents, to fill at least two Pullman sleepers.
FORAKER RETVRSED IT.
$50,000 Arckbold Draft Figured in
Unsuccessful Xcicspaper Deal.
Cincinnati Sept. 19 -As part of the purchase
money In an unsuccessful deal for the ownership
of "Th« Ohto State Journal." at Columbus, the
draft for 60.000 mentioned In the John D. Arch
bold letter made public last night In St. Louis by
William R. Hearst, was received by Senator For
nker. and en the failure of th« attempt to buy
that paper the draft wan returned and th« inci
dent forgotten, according to a statement given to
The Associated Press by the Senator here to-day.
Mr. foraker declares that no one at any time ever
paid him a cent or even suggested any such pay
ment In consideration of anything he might do as
a public man. The statement follows:
The production by Mr. Hearst of th* l*tfr_ Of
Mr Archtold »o me dated January 2*, 1902, refer
ring to a c-rtlncat* of deposit Inclosed for J30.0C0.
a -id «>xpr«-s»!nic the hope that tfc* transaction may
b»* safely concluded, illustrates how unreliable is
the memory and how easily appearances may de
ceive. Wh»-n ; first read '•* letter ! could not re
call that 1 had ever rtvelved any such Utter or any
' Mich certificate. lat once called up> my nous* in
Washington. wner* my letters of that dat- ax* on
; file and had a search made, with -• Has* ui*t a

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