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AN AEROPLANE RECOfiD jf. WRIGHT'S TRIUMPH. Flight of 91 Minutes 31 Seconds, Covering Sixty-one. Miles. 'he Mans. Sept, 21.— Wilbur Wright. In the presence of the officials of the French Aero Club, the American Ambassador. Henry White; Genera! F.azai'.o-Hayter. commander of the fourth Army Corps, a large number of French and foreign officers ami aeroplane experts and a wildly cheering crowd of ten thousand per sons, captured this afternocn the world's aero plane record from his brother. Orville Wright, ■ marvellously impressive flight of one hour thirty-one minutes and fifty-ons seconds. covering la that time a distance of ninety-eight kilometres, or nearly sixty-one miles. Owing parti y to the recent accident at Fort Slyer to-day's trial for the Michclin Cup for the greatest distance covered by an aeroplane 13 IPOS and the Aero Club prize of 51.000 for the longest flight over an inclosed ground at tracted inters.- interest, although the spectators displayed th? utmost deference and sympathy. ■\jr "Wright at first appeared nervous, and ill luck seemed to be pursuing him The wind was too hi?" in the morning to permit a flight, and when it fell at 4 o'clock this afternoon Wright made three false starts owing- to the oblique direction of the breeze and trouble ex perienced with the cradle. Finally, at 5:15 o'clock, after the direction of the starting rail had been changed to point in the teeth of the breez<\ which was then blowing gently about four miles an hour, the aeronaut got away nicely, sailing majestically up the field amid thundering cheers. Red flags were posted at regular Intervals, which permitted the- spec tators to estimate the distance as the flight pro ceeded. After rounding the upper turn Wright swept back to where the thousands were gathered, and began describing ellipses. Round and round he went with the regularity of clockwork and the steadiness of a railroad train. The great crowd was at once delighted and amazed at the re markable stability shown by the aeroplane. Wright at Brat manifested extraordinary pru dence, flying so low that he seemed almost to skim the earth, but on the thirteenth round he ■rose to sixty feet. The sun was just then set ting, and the aeroplane appeared like a huge bird circling the plain. Spontaneous cheers greeted the picture, and these were redoubted as Wright successively surpassed his own record ar.d then his brother's. In the gathering darkness the spectacle be came thrilling. The aeroplane could no longer be seen at the further end of the field; it ap peared and disappeared in the gloom like a white phantom, but the Bound of the ceaseless churn of the propellers told the multitude, which had now grown frantic, that Wright still was in the air. Matches were lighted to keep watch or. the fleeting minutes, and night had fallen when, at the end of the thirty-third round, Wright shut off his motor and came lightly to the ground in front of the derrick. With a mad cheer the crowd broke through the lines and rushed forward, being prevented from hoisting the American in triumph on their shoulders only by charging cavalry. Among the first to reach Mr. "Wright's side •was Henry White, the American Ambassador, who told the smiling aeronaut. of the keen pleas ure which he felt in witnessing his victory The Ambassador' said that be knew he was express ing the sentiments of President Roosevelt and the entire American people in congratulating him. Other friends were equally enthusiastic. Subsequently Ambassador White said be be lirvod that the American people should present a testimonial to the Wright brothers. . "If Ger many honors Zeppelin.** be asked, "why should r.ot America honor the men who have opened a new page in the history of the world?" Mr. Wright said that he had descended only because of darkness; he still had sufficient es sence in the tank to last an hour. As the measurement under the rules is taken only from the Bags, the official distance of the flight is given as 66.60 kilometres. For the Ulchenn aero prize only the time before sunset counts, and therefore in his attempt to win this trophy Wright set a record of fifty-three min utes, covering IB.C kilometres. Mr. Wright took his achievement with his usual modesty, but he said that he was especial ly glad to have established a new world's record for Orville's sake. He denied the report that he locs not intend hereafter to carry a pas- Benger. Orvilte Wright, on September 11, surpassed all previous exploits for a time and distance flight for a "wavier than air machine. lie was In the air 1 hour 10 minutes end 26 S'-con<ls. The day before he had broken the record by operating his ma rf".irs«> !n the air for 1 hour 5 minutes and 52 sec onds, in which he Fi:rpasr-'>d his own record of the previous day by 3 mlnutf-s and 37 seconds. On that day, September 9, ho made one flight of 62 minutes and 15 seconds, and another previously of ,77 inin utes and 31 seconds, both of which surpassed' the record of the French aviator, Leon Delagrange. CHIEEED BY BROTHER'S FEAT. Orville Wright in Better Spirits — for Lieutenant Selfridgre's Funeral. Washington. Sept. 21.— Although he was suffering from restlessness to-day, Orville \V right's condi tion to-night is satis factory. He succeeded in pet ting Basses! hours' sleep this afternoon, and after the news of his brother Wilbur's record breaking Sigr.t in France was shown him he was In better spirits. Miss Catherine Wright, his sister, re mained almost constantly at his side during the Cay orA will be within call at the hospital through th» night. The father of Lieutenant Selfridge will arrive on Wednesday night, and the funeral probably will take place at Arlington on Thursday. In a set of resolutions adopted at a meeting to-day of the Aerial Experiment Association high tribute was paid to Lieutenant Selfridge. I>r. Alexander Gra ham Hell. Glenn Curtiss, F. W. Baldwin and .1. A. D. McCurdy. members of the association, expressed their regret over the loss of their friend and as **«.'-. The sympathy of the members of the ■sßaeladea was extended to Orville Wright Is an •tter set of resolutions. Alexander Graham Bell, when informed of the ••eat flight made by Wilbur Wright Jn France to las' said: That Is a great achievement. There is no doubt that Wilbur and Orville Wright have conquered the air." Orville "Wright, when 4 old by his sister of the record flight made by his brother, said: "That is splendid. Perhaps 'Will' soon may be able to come over." GORED TO DEATH BY PRIZE BULL. [By Tel«*raph to Th* Tribune.} Philadelphia, Sept. After vain efforts to escape over a wall, Edward A. Hail, thirty-one J - ear« old, was gored to death to-Oay by a bull on a stock linn at Crescent vilK-.. The victim was a ■on of the manager of ilr* farm, ari-]/ v.jth two friendg. had climbed over tho va'.l to Inspect the bull, a prize winner. It charged the •'•••' '•!"*• others escaped, but Hail v.** c*j*i;: asaiast Uit psjfc To-daj", fair. To-mnrron . fair; mullnvrsl wlnd«. FLAMES LICK (UXARDER. Bmrmmg Lighter Tototd Alongside of the Slavonia at Pier. The big Cunarder Slavonia. lying at Pier 52, North Rivor. was in serious danger of catching fire yesterday when the lighter Ariel, loaded with burning paraffine. -was towed out of her :t< -rings alongside and guided between the stoamcr and the government mail. boat Post :rastcr General. There was a prace of less than seventy-five feet between the Ariel and the Slavonia. The flames were shooting up from the lighter to a h-ight of almost one hundred feet as she was drawn out into the river. Canard employes made a rush for their own fire apparatus, and were opening the doors leading from the pier floor to the edge of the burning boat when the latter was taken in tow i>y a passing tug and the fireboat George B. Meriellan. which had been called from the sta tfcm at Gansevoort street. Quick work on the tart of the rescuers, however, left no time for the flames to reach the steamer, and the lighter \\;;s boob la the middle of the river. The Breboat New Vnrkcr joined the George B. McClelian after the lighter had been towed into the river, and they played streams on the blase until it was extinguished. DESERTED IX AVENUE. Young Woman Wanted Baby Left on Ilavemeyer Stoop. A young and well drcsped woman, described by the police as a "perfect dream In black." stepped out of an automobile in Fifth avenue yesterday at 80th street and pleaded with the police to let her have a baby which had just been brand, apparently deserted, on the stoop of the home of Mrs,. Louisine W. Havemeyer. Shp pleaded persfetently for the baby, but the police were "hdurate. Then she asked what steps she should take to adopt the infant. She was advised to communicate with the Charities Department and then go to Bellevue Hospital, where the child undoubtedly would be taken. The baby was found by Benedict Evans, of No. 134 Spring street, who heard it cry. The child is a boy and is about a month old. RAZOR EMPTIES FACTORY. Women in Panic When Boy Re fused a Job Turns on Them. When Philip Unzio. seventeen years old, of No. 635 Lorimer street, ran through the build ing yesterday flourishing a razor several hun dred women employes in the J. T. Perkins wool len knitting mill, at Kent avenue and Hooper street. "Williamsburg. deserted their looms and ran pellmell through the factory, their shrieks attracting an excited crowd on the outside. Undo had applied for a job, and when told there was no vacancy drew the razor and made several slashes at the superintendent, who sought refuge behind a loom and armed himself with a large wrench. After frightening the women Unzio darted down the stairs, with the superintendent in pur suit. By flourishing his razor the young Italian made an opening and ran through Hooper street. Mnrr Kaugman, eight years old, living with his parents at No. tili Heaves street, who was play ins with some companions, ran in front of the fugitive and tripped him. As he scrambled to his fret the Italian struck the boy, but the su perintendent seized him. He was locked up on a charge of attempted felonious assault. THE SENATOR A WRECK. Norwegian Steamer Reported Ashore — Captain Drowned. The Norwegian fruiter Senator, plying be tween New York and Port Antonio, Jamaica, was wrecked in the recent hurricane on Wat ling Island, one of the Bahama group, accord ing to a report received yesterday in this city. Captain Aarsvold, it is added, was drowned. The steamer sailed from Port Antonio on Sep tember 11 for this city. THIEF BINDS MAN AND THREE GIRLS. Farmer Once Accused by Daughter of Killing Sons Suffers Loss. fßv TVlesraph to The- Tribune.! Chester, 111.. Sept. 21. —A robber entered the home at William Stamm, a farmer, seventeen miles north of Chester, early yesterday morning, bound and gagged him and his three daughters, stole M 0 and a watcb and escaped on one of Stamm's mules. La*t July Stamm was arrested when bis eldest daughter, Maggie, said he had murdered his two sons. The boys were found working on farms twenty miles away. At that time the Sheriff found II. :-» in cash and $2,000 in note? in a trunk at Stamm's house. It is presumed the robber thought this money was still there. The Sheriff deposited It in a Chester bank, and Stamm left it tr.eYe. LIVED BY ROD AND GUN. Mr. and Mrs. Drexel Biddle Return from Novel Outing in Virginia. [I3y Telegraph to The Tribune.] Philadelphia. Sept. 21 .— Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel I'.iddle have returned from a novel hunting and fishing trip in Virginia, where for a week they livd entirely on the birds they shot and the flsh they caught. •If we didn't get anything we went hungry." said Mr. Hiddle. "We ramped out in a small sailboat in Bread water Bay. in a very wild country, and were thirty miles away from any town. It was great sport. We Phot mud hens and all kinds of shore birds and caught all kinds of Ilsb." Mr. Biddle is about to start on a trip to New Brunswick to shoot RBOHmc With his brother, Liv ingston Biddle, and Howard Henry FOUGHT ON TRESTLE BEFORE TRAIN. One Man Plunged to His Death, Other Lay Intact Between Rails. [By T>l*Kraj>!i to The Tribune.] rounsstown. Ohio, Sept. 21. -As the result of a fight on a lilirh trestle of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad here to-day John Matko was killed by a plunge to the rocks fifty Baal below, and John Kriazay. his antagonist, barely escaped death under a train which bore down on the righting men. Kriazay has been lodged in the Central Po lice Station, having been captured after the train had passed by the crowd which, helpless to inter fere witnessed the battle of the men and Krlazay preservation of his own life by falling prone be tween the rails after hurling Matko to his death. The men, arguing as they started to walk across the trestle, near the Bait Springs Road, fell to blows In the middle of the bridge. Neither noted ii-e train's approach, and only Kriazay's victory In \£ battle %aved him from death with his opponent .iViiier the train. DEW PORT WINE AND OLIVE OIL. Vothlhs more strengthening and nourishing. !I. T i£**y * Zen.* Co.. 13$ Fulton St.. Ntw York. —jtdvt. . NEW-YORK. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1908.-TWELVE PAGES. GLYM REFUTES CHARGE GOOD USE OF FUNDS. Republican State Committee An swers Democratic Critics. The Republican State Committee yesterday issued a reply to the charge contained in the Democratic state platform that the Republican administration in this state had spent the state's money in an extravagant manner by challenging the Democrats to state where they would cut down on expenditures. After citing the platform declaration on state expenditures the state committee says: It is interesting to study the source from which the state derives its revenues and the purposes for which these revenues are expended. The following are some of the principal items of receipts: Taxes on corporations $.4,581.223 44 Taxes on organlzaticn of corporations 391.423 18 Taxes on transfer of decadents' estates 6.483.394 07 Taxes on the transfer of stock s..">7r».oSfi i>4 Taxes on trafficking In liquors 1t. 697. 504 24 Taxes on mortgages 2.442.249 73 Taxes on racing associations^ 215.1*25 39 Here is a total of $32,339,707 49 of the re ceipts which came into the State Treasury dur ing the fiscal year ended October 1, 1907. every dollar of which came as the proceeds of wise tax laws. Then the last annual report of Controller Glynn is quoted, showing that the surplus was $2,386,690 in excess of 1906 and $2,260,404 in excess of the estimates. Continuing, the stats committee says: It is true that in 1594, the last year of Dem ocratic rule at Albany, the total expenditures were about $13,000,000, and that for the year 1907 they reached a total of 525.799.741. This shows an increase in 1907 over 1893 of $15,864, 940. and Democratic speakers and newspapers have seized upon these figures in an effort to delude the people of the state as to their sig nificance. As compared with Democratic rule, the Re publican state administration last year expended on the charitable institutions $599,28r. 97 more than was expended for that purpose under the last Democratic administration, $4,989,318 more on the hospitals for the Insane, $1,R93,755 more for educational purposes, $2.256,482 more for canal purposes, $627,378 more for the judiciary and $1,994,688 more for the construction and maintenance of highways. It thus will be" seen that nearly 513.000.000, or approximately 80 p«r cent, of the increased cost of the state's admin istration to-day, as compared with Democratic rule, is devoted to important public improve ments and to humane objects. The state committee pays that instead of the practically depleted treasury which the Repub licans found when they took charge of the state government fourteen years ago nil of the state's obligations have be»n provided for. and, besides, the state's bank account now stands in such a prosperous condition as to call for high praise from the present Democratic Controller. Con tinuing, it says: It is not necessary for the people of tht- state to rely only on Republican statements for proof as to the wisdom and success of the various Re publican state administrations from Governor Morton to Governor Hughes. The last annual report of the State Controller, Martin H. Glynn. a Democratic official, brings out the fact that the cash balnnce in the state Treasury on Sep tember 30, 1907. amounted to $20,771,571 87, and that there was an actual surplus on that date amounting to $13,678,138 47. DOG TRIES TO PREVENT SUICIDE. Tears Tube Connected with Gas Jet from His Master's Mouth. [Ry Telegraph to The Tribune.] Bridgeport, Conn.. Sept. 21.— With a little pet cocker spaniel trying to save him, Peter Schread, a member of the Park City Yacht Club, committed suicide last night by inhaling illuminating gas from, the jet in his bedroom. A maid who found his door barred this morning aroused ' other members of the household, and Schread was found, undressed, dead in his bed. The dog lay beside him. holding in his teeth the rubber tube through which Schread had inhaled the gas. He had torn the tube from his master's mouth. GRUDGE CAUSED HIM TO RISK LIFE. Man Lay on Trolley Tracks to Deprive Mo torman of Job. [By Telegraph to The Trltune. J Your.gstown, Ohio, Sept. 21. — Admitting that a grudge induced him to risk his own life in an ef fort to deprive a Young.*towr. & Newcastle Lim ited Traction car motorman of his job, Thomas Johnson, formerly an employe of the traction company, explained this morninar In Justice A. E. Jones's court the inspiration of Ills blocking of traffic by lying prone across the traction line tracks late last night. The car. which had been speeding to make up time, was stopped Just as the fender touched him. Johnson said he Intend ed to compel the motorman to stop the car. and to stay on the tracks until the car was so belated the motorman would be dlFcharrct". "But you nearly lost ycur life!" exclaimed the Justice. "I figured on that, too." said Johnson. "If that man had killed me, he would have put the com pany Into a big damage case and would have been fired sure." PRAY AND WORK FOR LOCAL OPTION. Ministers and Others Labor with Legislators in Indiana Capitol. fßy Telegraph to The Tribune] Indianapolis. Sept. 21.— More than one thousand temperance workers, Including ministers and Sun ilav school workers, assembled in the corridors of the State House to-day and held religious services, praying for the passage of the local option bill. In the number were three carloads of Methodist ministers, who came up from the conference at Sbelbyvtlle in a body. After closing the. meeting with the song "Amer ica," the workers distributed themselves among those legislators who are opposed to local option. Kr.ch of the latter was surrounded by twenty or thirty enthusiasts at one time, all urging him to tupport the bill. Every delegation that reached the city marched to the Governor's office and cheered the Executive. * THE WILLIAM J. LERMOND SAFE. Kingston, Jamaica. Sept. 21.— The steamship Prlnz August Wllhelm arrived here to-day from New York, and reports having spoken the schooner William J. Lermoisd near Turk's Islam!; all saf». Sue Is expected V arrive hero soon. The William J. IVcrmond sailed from Philadelphia on August 22. with a cargo of 1.200 tons of coal for the Jamaican government. On Saturday the steamer lJeaoon. which arrived here, reported hav ing sighted at the east end of Bird Hock a wrecked three-masted schooner, believed to be the William J. LitTinonil. EIGHT OF BLACK HAND SENTENCED. Winnipeg, Sept. 21.— Eight Black Hand Italians who went from Chicago to Fernie and piled their blackmailing for a few day." were sentenced to day to from six months to seven years in jail. rFNTRAL R. R. OF N. J.. PHILA. &. READING RY BALTIMORE & OHIO- ROYAL DLUE LINE. Through Parlor Ccr, New Vor!; to Richmond. Vu. LeavS Net* York. 23d St.. l:5o P. M . Liberty St.. •» P M \i rives Richmond 10:45 P. M. daily, except Burldiy Apply at Ticket Offices, 431 and 1300 Broadway. « Aster Housa and at Stations.— A4vc QU£ER,SAYS.PRESIDE\T GOV. HASKELL'S $300,000. Mr. Roosevelt Remembers Parker's Denial of Corporation Contributions. Oyster Bay, Sept. 21.— Timothy L. Woodruff spent Borne time in conference with tho President to-day. They went over the political situation generally, but with special reference to New York State, and Mr. Woodruff left Sagamore Hill bearing the impression that, while tho Pres ident was well pleased with the situation, there was need of hard worl: to insure Republican success. •'I was summoned by telegraph to come her?." said Mr. \V T oodruff before starting for New York. "I found the President pleased with the situation in the stato and also with the national campaign, but he emphasized the ne-ed of hard work to bring about the success of the party. ••Incidentally the President remarked that he considered it significant that $300,000 had been found in the treasury of the Democratic party after Judge Parker had declared throughout the last national campaign that the party^s treas ury was receiving nothing from corporations: and further because it was announced at the time of the election that the treasury was empty. The President said that he thought it looked queer that such a large sum of money should turn up after Mr. Haskell was appointed treasurer of the Democratic National Com mittee." Congressman A. P. Gardner, of Hamilton, Mass.. also was one of tho President's guests to-day. Congressman Gardner said he had come to talk with the President on plans to prevent filibustering in the House of Representatives. He said he had recently been abroad f->r his health and while there studied the parliamentary systems of England and France. He thought some agreement rould be reached with the Dem ocratic leaders of the House in regard to fili bustering, and had talked with the President with the hope of bringing about some change. He liked the system in the Chamber of Deputies, where the matter of taking up bills for action is decided by vote of the members of the House. Both Congressman Gardner and Mr. Woodruff returned to New York on the 2:40 p. m. train, having been the President's guests at luncheon. GTJFFEY GETTING BACK AT HASKELL. Said To Be Avenging-, Through Hearst, At tack Made at Convention. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Denver. Sept. 21.— Governor Haskell of Oklahoma is reaping what he sowed at the Democratic Na tional Convention, according to Colorado politicians of note. He nnd his fellow delegates from Okla homa hissed J. M. Guffey when the Pennsylvania was figiiting for a seat. Haskell once cried to Guffey: "That sounds like a tune through a Standard Oil pipe." Guffey was heard by several to say: "I'll get even with you for that." and they believe Guffey is back of the Hearst expose of Hasfcell. Guffey said here that Haskell was for years employed by the Standard in buying up small companies and independent oil wells in Oklahoma and the South west. SWISEER WITHDRAWS CANDIDACY. Rivals for Governorship Nomination in West Virginia Dictate Terms. Charleston, W. Va.. Sept. 21.— At a meeting of the Republican State Committee here to-night the resignation of Charles W. Swisher, Secretary of State, as candidate for Governor was received and accepted. In tendering his resignation Mr. Swisher gave out a statement, in whlc'.i he said he with drew because of his love for the party and his de sire that in the Presidential campaign it be not torn by differences an.! dissi natons. Following the resignation of Mr. Swisher there was discussion as to the proper man for the va cancy, and the names »f Judge Robinson. Senator Blue. Senator Scott, ex-Tax Commissioner C. W. Dillon and J. 1* Caldwell were piU forward. E. M. Grant, state chairman of the Lincoln Re publican State Committee, and State Auditor Ar nold C. Scherr are in the city, and were in confer ence with the regulars over the telephone during the evening. They demand the rorganizatton of the state committee and the selection of a candi date for Governor agreeable to them before they will consent to withdraw the Schei r ticket from the field. MR. TAIT'S SON LEADS HIS CLASS. Has Seen First in Scholarship at Yale for Last Two Years. [By Telegraph to Tho Tribune.) New Haven, Sept 21 — It was announced t^-night that Robert Alphonso Taft, oldest son of the Re publican candidate for President, w;:s the leading scholar of the class of TO for the first two years of his COllegS course. Tht =s numbers about three hundred and sixty-five members. In taking up the last two years of the ccurse young Mr. Taft has selected two roommates who are football players, although he admits that he is not g'.iiiK in for sports, but will try to continue to lead his cln=s in scholarship. His roommates for the present year will be Henry Payne Bingham, of Cleveland, and Adrian Van Sincieren, of Brook lyn. They have been here the last week with the 'varsity football squad. TAKE MILLION DOLIAR POLICIES. Third Transaction for That Sum in History of American Life Insurance. Frank T. HefteWnger, president, and Frederick B Wells vice-president, of V. H. Peavey & Co.. Inc Of Minneapolis, have been in New York for several days. completing the details incident to the taking out of H.080,0e0 In '•'•'" Insurance, JSOO.OeS on each of their lives, which is payable to the cor poration. The Provident IJfc and Trust Company wrote its limit of KS.OBO en each life, and the bal ancs was placed In the Equitable Life Assurance This is the third million dollar transact!. >n in the history *-f American life Insurance. Frank H. Peavey, founder of the fiim. left nearly a million ; .nd a half dollar* te life Insurance, of which $1,000,000 was in one policy, payable to the firm. George W VanderbiM Is the only other man who . r taken out s million .'...liars in life insur ance at one time, though John and Rodman Wana maker and others carry policies which aggregate considerably more than s million. MRS. GARDNER SHOCKS BOSTON. [ By T>:-rn; h to The Trlt.unr. ! i Bept -i. Mrs. ••J:ic-k" Gardner another of her Beneath ns to-day by walking about the exclusive Copley Square district of the city in a" sheath ton. A crowd thai to eeveral hundred persons followed her until the arpcaleU to a policeman. He got a cab for her ar.d she w°nt home. FUMES OF EXPLOSION KILL TWO. Cincinnati, Sept. 21.— Henry Rhymlndynider. aged fifty years, a farmer, and his sen Henry were killed by gas fumes following an explosion of nitro gl-cerlre In a wc'l they were digging this after noon Another eon. Charles, was overcome by the fumes alao, but was taken from the well before tbo £&* hail killed htm. FORAKER NOT SOCIABLE, "I'm Not So Fond of the President's Companjt." fie Snj/s. Cincinnati. P Q pt. 21 .— W. H. Taft rasj| nnd re read the statement of President Roosevelt, in spired by the Foraker and Hearst controversy. He recalled wrtting the letter which the Presi dent quoted, but decided to say nothing regard ing it at this time. Senator Koraker said that owing to the late ness of the hour he would not maka any com ment on the stat-ment. The Senator said he would probably not read to-night the copy of the statement handed him by a representative of The Associated Press. The suggestion was made that he mijfht wish a statement from himself to appear in the same editions of the newspapers in which the Presi dent's statement would be published. Senator Foraker in reply said: "I am not so fond o? the President's company as that." He said that he might make a statement to morrow if. after consideration, he deemed any comment was necessary. CALLS FORAKER VICTIM. Watterson Attacks Hearst—Prophe sies Dire End for Republicans. ■ , [By Telegraph to The Tribune. Louisville. Sept. 21. — Henry Watterson In to morrow's "Courier-Journal" will discuss the re cent Hearst-Foraker-Standard Oil incident in a long editorial. Mr. Watterson expresses the opinion that Mr. Foraker is a victim of his envi ronment, and that the Senator has done nothing that he did not believe to be honest. He charges that the Republican party has among its leaders many men who are as guilty as Foraker. but who have not as yet "'been caught with the goods." Mr. Watterson also pays his respect 3to Hearst, whom he calls the "unspeakable," and intimates that the letters were obtained by bribing em ployes of the Standard Oil Company. In closing, Mr. Watterson says that the Republican party is the real "attorney" of the Oil, Steel and Sugar trusts, and says: It Is amazing. It is pitiful. It is humiliating-. Their sins, indeed, have found "them out at last. Scandals to right of them; scandals to left cf them; defeat in front of them; only the Taft- Sir.ton millions between: Cannon clinging to "Sunny Jim"— Aldrich falling upon the neck of son-in-law Rockefeller— the thieving tariff exud ing fat no longer, but making quagmires for the robber trusts — the people disgusted on the one hand or indignant on the other— the grand old party Of graft and fraud Is, in truth, a sight to see. Yet a little longer and then the boneyard. leaving only a stench behind, and this Inscription: Whilst it lived it lived In clover; When it died, it died all over. A RISING IN AFRICA. Whites in German Protectorate Re ported in Danger. Windhoek, German Southwest Africa. Fept. 21.— The native leader, Simon Copper, again is on the warpath, and the white inhabitants of the eastern division of the protectorate are In danger. ARMING IN PORTUGAL. Rumors of Civil War Between Mon archists and Republicans. Lisbon, Sept. 21.— Reports that a revolution ary outbreak in Portugal is impending continue to appear in the local newspapers. It is said that the monarchical extremists, realizing that the Republicans are arming for revolt, are storing large quantities of arms in the convents of Lisbon, where the authorities dare not pene trate. The movement is said to be supported actively by the Clerical party. One of the monarchical organs says that seventeen thou sand persons have enlisted for the purpose of attacking and destroying the offices of Repub lican newspapers. The Republicans say that If this is done they will retaliate by starting a general riot and revolution. VOLIVA ANOTHER DOWIE. Leader of Zionists Plans Invasion to "Purify Chicago." Chicago. Sept. 21. — A visitation from the hosts of Zion City is to "purify Chicago," which was brand ed as "rotten as h—11"h — 11" by the Zion leader to-day. Wilbur Glenn Voliva, successor to John Alexander Dowi". announces that the militant host will march on the city the latter part of October. Vollva's proposed Invasion of Chicago will rival Dowie's famous visitation to Kew York a few years ago. He plans to bring a host of one thousand fol lowers to the storming of Chicago's stronghold of vice. With banners streaming, bands playing sa cred music and hymns swelling from the long ranks, the "Soldiers of the Lord" will march from Zion City to Chicago. By this missionary descent upon the city Voliva hopes to add several thousand mem bers to the Church of Zlon. Voliva's speech was made In th«» Whitney Opera House. His wrath fell upon the city at large* In cluding the courts and ministers, and particularly caustic words were directed at Judge Landis, of the United States District Court, and against John Hately. former receiver of Zion City. TRY TO HOLD UP AUTOS. Four Attempts at Highway Robbery Made in West chest cr. Attempts to hold up four automobile parties in Mamaroneck were made in broad daylight yesterday by two highwaymen, who were foiled by the quick action of the drivers, who knocked the robbers out of the way. Pr. F. N. Irwln, an eye specalist of this city, who lives in North r.roadway. White Plains, with his wife, two siaters-in-la.v and a brother in-law, had the most exciting experience. L>r. Irvin was running his automoLlle, when a man rushed out of the wood! Into the middle of the roa.l ami ghosted, "M<.-m-y or your life"' I>r. Irwin weiial his car Into the robber, knocking him down, and then putting on full speed got out of the way before the hold-up man could hare sh:>t him, even If i\*> had tried. Th>- other atttflSnohtttStS WCfC also held tip by one man, who seemed to be crazy. Ha CSjß*si an old. rusty revolver. ENGINE EXPLODES: SLOOP BURNS. Passengers Injured in Accident to Shelter Island Boat at Fisher's Island. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.! Shelter Island. Sept. 21.-The gasolene engine In the sloop Robert Palmar, belonging to Captain Marcus Griffin, of this place, exploded at Fisher's Island to-day and the boat was destroyed. Sev eral of the passengers were burned, but will re cover. There was no panic among the passengers. which probably account! for tb« absence of fatal! tie* -\ PRICE THREE CENTS. PRESIDENT ON FORAKER AFFAIR APPEALS STRONGLY FOR SUPPORT OF TAFT. Says Ohio Senator Represents Cor porate Interests Opposed to Roosevelt Policies. Oyster Bay. Sept 21.— A formal statement by the President, which was called forth by the re cent exchanges between William R. Hearst and Senator Foraker. of Ohio, was made public \ff Secretary Loeb to-day. Mr. Hearst, in pubtt* utterances, had accused the Senator with rela tions with the Standard Oil company lncoe> sistent with fca duties as a Senator and hi# at titude as a representative of Republican poli cies and professions. In to-day's statement President Roosevelt makes another appeal for the support of Mr. Taft. and declares that his defeat would brtns; "lasting satisfaction to but one 1 set of mca. namely, to those men who. as shown in the cor respondence published by Mr Hearst, were be hind Mr. Foraker. the opponent of Mr. Taft within his own party, and who now are behlnel Governor Haskell and his associate?, the oppo* nents of Mr. Taft in the opposite party." Th» statement embodies a letter written hy Mr. Taft to a friend In Ohio on July 20. 1907. in which the present Republican candidate for the* Presidency refused to acquiesce In th* plan of the Ohio State Central Committee to indorse) Mr. Taft for the Presidency and Mr. Foraker for re-election to the Senate in a single resolu tion. The President points out that Mr. Taft'« attitude has always been directly opposed to> that charged against Senator Foraker by Mr, Hearst regarding the moneyed Interests. The) President cites the Brownsville affair as a case) where the agitation was a phase of the effort "by the representatives of certain law-defying corporations to bring discredit upon the admin istration." It was. he says, in large part, "no*, a genuine agitation on behalf of colored men a 4 all." The President's statement is as follows: f In view of Mr. Hearst's disclosures about Sen-* ator Foraker. I make public the following letter; written by Mr. Taft on July 20, 1907. to a friend in Ohio, prominent in Ohio politics, who wrote him before the meeting of the state central committee asking whether he would object to the committee passing a resolution indorsing? Mr. Taft for President and Mr Foraker for Sen ator, in the interest of harmony. A copy of this letter was submitted to me at the time, but after the original had been sent it was not in tended for publication, but it was understood! that if necessary it should be published. I personally know that the strongest pressure by various party leaders was brought on Mr. Taft at that time to consent to the proposed ar rangement, and he was Informed by leading men from other states that If he would consent to this arrangement all opposition on the. part of Mr. Foraker and on the part of some of Mr. Foraker's influential friends in the Senate and elsewhere would cease and that Mr. Taft's nom ination for the Presidency would be assured. But Mr. Taft declined for one moment to con eider any possible advantage to himself where what he regarded as a great ; principle was. at stake. His attitude on this question, as well as on countless such questions, convinced me that of all the men in this Union he was the man pre-eminently fit in point of uprightness and character, of fearless and aggressive hon esty, and of fitness for championing the rights of the people as a whole, to be President.. . Senator Foraker had been a leader among those members of Congress of both parties who have resolutely opposed the great policies of in ternal reform for which the administration has made itself responsible. His attitude has been that of certain other public men. notably (as shown in this same correspondence published by Mr. Hearst) Governor Haskell of Oklahoma. There is a striking difference in one respect, however, in the present positions of Governor .Haskell and Senator Foraker. Governor .Has kell stands high in the councils of Mr Bryan and is the treasurer of his national campaign committee. Senator Foraker represents, only the forces which in embittered fashion fought the nomination of Mr. Taft and which were definitely deprived of power within the Repub lican party when Mr. Taft was nominated. The publication of this correspondence not merely justifies in striking fashion the action of the administration, but also casts a curious sidelight on the attacks made upon the administration both in the Denver convention, which nominated Mr. Bryan, and In the course of Mr. Bryan'* campaign. . . •:•*"'.; NEED OF MR, TAFT'S ELECTION >* There is only one way to preserve and per petuate the great reforms, the great advances In righteousness and upright and fair dealing which have marked the management of the af fairs of the national government during the last seven year?, and that is by electing Mr Taft. To defeat him will bring lasting satisfaction to but one set of men, namely, to those men- who. as shown in the correspondence published by Mr Hearst, were behind Mr Foraker. the op ponent of Mr. Taft within his own party, and who now are behind Governor Haskell and hi» associates, the opponents of Mr. Taft in the op posite party. The great and sinister moneyed interest* which have shown such hostility to the admin istration, and now to Mr. Taft, have grown te> oppose the administration on various matters not connected with those which mark the real point of difference. For instance, the enttr» agitation over Brownsville was In large part not a genuine agitation on behalf of colored men at all. but merely one phase of the effort by the) representatives of certain law defying corpora tions to bring discredit upon the administration because it was seeking to cut out the evils con nected not only with the corrupt use of wealtJi. but especially with the corrupt alliance between certain business men of large fortunes and cer tain politicians of great influence. The ven omous hostility of these Interests, and of .their special representatives in public life and In the) press, to the nomination of Mr. Taft was merely the natural sequence of their hostility to th» measures of the administration for the regula tion of great corporations doing an interstate business and to the attitude af the admit -» tion ir. consistently prosecuting all offenders of great wealth, precisely as it has prosecuted tm other offenders. Mr. Taft has been nominated for the very reason that he is the antithesis of the forces that were responsible for Mr. Foraker. TAFT'S VIEW ABOUT RAKER. The letter of Mr. Taft is as follows: "War Department. 'Washington. "Pointe au Pic. Canada, July 20. 1307.' "My Dear Mr. . "In respect to one inquiry of yours, I wish, to express myself, with as much emphasis as pos sible; that Is, whether I would object 'to a com promise resolution which steal include an in dorsement of myse'f for the Presidency and Senator Foraker for the Senatorship. In ray Judgment it would be not only a great mistake— something mere. It would be accepted neces sarily as a compromise on my behalf, and there fore, with my acquiescence, or at Last with the acquiescence of my friends, for whose action I am more or less responsible. It would totally misrepresent my position. I don't care for the> Presidency if it has to come by compromise with Senator Foraker or any one else In a mat ter of principle. He has opposed the vital pol icies and principles of the administration, and in his opposition h:is seized upon and magnified an important but incidental matter to embarrass the administration, using in this, without scruple. a blind race prejudice to accomplish his main purpose. "If I were confronted with a mere factional difference within the party, not involving a subject which must come up. for consideration and action by the next Republican National Con vention. I should not be so emphatic in my con clusion. It ir, not on my part a question of per sonal feeling with respect to Senator Foraker. It is really a question cf political principle. 1 la I respect to this, the Legislature of Ohio ex | pressed what I believe to be the sentiment OX