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COURT
i
T BIS TIME SHE WOULD
DI VOFCE THE "CAPTAIN"
Says Former Adventurer Is or the
' "staff 'of the Governor General
of Canada.
« ggoßtag ■? N. Newton ard his wlfa.
******* "';—■'-- Mlaa Warner. bcth
**»*«» ■- . « _\;_, considerable uam-apaper no
rf^or. v * , n a »» the judicial limelight Mrs.
«**'*"!/. Supreme Court yesterday
S^SS^Wrve her husband by publi-
pc— •■ - ro , ce ggit x>,-hich she has brought
atSOll Utbbugn it would seem incredi
*f^I 5 yeWca says that the -captain." who
°t tl-atl' 'as released from prison in Lon
ffiKi ferved twenty TT 11 * 15 for ccn "
to defraud, li row aid-de-camp on tee
ipirar Govern General <* Can^a. at
«* ■' '
v - t: ] v-tv -t v i 3 '""" cto troubles. Her
2rfßtaa«taexi«lea«.^« i« March. IDOS.
£L: she was arrested, charged with the larceny
TTL-,^ _. - c- C ' valuable jewelry from her
SSmSS^ *■ * - v =- 5S °frt
S TTesL ■ Mrs. 5?W«j and the -captain'
narrkd In 1904. si the Church of the
pM-renlv Best.
"la SeW ««fi their marriage Mrs. Newton
Mlbw bwbaw! arrested for abandonment. He
Mi deserted r.«r r:r months after tn*y were
I,^-^ tna was the- bring at the Hotel St.
S?iri»« *c "~ E arrested. H- said that in
i cones'- of mental aberration through drink
bita r aaeptea the marriage proposal, of the
rasas.
-C*pt*in" Newton 'a 5 3 typical adventurer.
S* cat • swath at the St. Regis, ■■•■-■ he
saved with' two friends, trtio called themselves
'Prince Ftonnoso" and "Baron yon Koenig."
Tie tapnin" was a rig man, with a military
feErfs? a=s commanding presence. He used
to boast ;■: his friendship with Lord Lonsdale.
• ;.--- that he had teen, a member of the
Swth. African Cape Rifts In the Boer war.
Members of the Rifles denied that Newton was
em 2 comrade. He said, that ho -was a sales-
ESS «.tbe umc of the arrest for abandonment,
t:t Le 'teemed to derive his livelihood princl
jilJt by acting as guide for visiting Er.glish
an.
Newton then vent to London, where, with
Jasepfc D. Fif her, he was arrested on November
1t.1537, '- conspiracy to defraud Mrs. Newton.
Flsier »"as sentenced to a month In prison.
Ml rwjenUy finished his twenty months*
•ciesce. Kis wife tried t" locate him here, so
dat'shc coulJ serve bin In h=r divorce action.
Bat inquiry at the St. Regis and cf Fisher failed
to rev*a' ttis" whereabouts. Mrs. Newton says
a her moving papers ts:at she re.ad in a. X-:w
Tort sw«papfr of July 7 that her husband was
tie EsiUtary ?*-:'*? of the Governor General of
ins da
Tiile "Captain" Newton seas serving his sezi
t?ace .-. London Zlzs, Ncvton Mas arrested for
% tf?ft of seven pieces of Jewelry from Mrs,
jka^Taidi »h* pawned For several days her
ifemty '"as a mystery. i?h<? was known as
"Its! . 'N««'inau" and "Mrs. Norton." When
be jiesiltv became known Mrs. Newton, who
eridenilv s jvomsn of refinement. Fa id that
si 1 ' *« the sister of Mrs. Robert P. McDoujjal.
KOras?-. K. J.. vh'jse busband was secretary
tf tbe. Cotton Exchange. has a son by a
trscr mirri3g-<--. tvtio was then fourteen ;.*3m
«ii end, tccordins to the story told, she was
ttrt pres??^ Caaucfanj 1 to keep him at school.
&-« Vc«lon prom!f>ed to redeeni the jewelry
fonJ«Vii end restore it to Mrs. 8011.
' Ss also (tot some notoriety la 1904 by caus
if the arrest cf a boarding house mistress, who
Hfrter trunks for a board fci.l of $150.
H^.Xe-nton bases her suit for divorce on her
iat2sd;< alleged misconduct at the Hotel Lln
[S>«*)3> an unnamed woman.
CWRT AND OFFICERS AID A MAN
Jazzi at the Railroad Station at Wellesley in
a Starring Condition.
(By Tci^rrsi.h to Tt 1 * Tribupo }
E*ti£Ta. :.:s£H . July IT.— l>?uis Montague, thi-ty
*• Stars old. 2 rrusiclan, claiming a residence at
Se. Zi TTcst Gist F*.re«t, New York, was in th«
l|tfct*Cocn to-day, charged loitering about
j'iirailroai ititioa at "EVelleEiey. He cou'.'i speak
** Er.fUsh. ar.<3 Judee Hulchir.soi:. after ex-
his limited Spanish vocctulary in an en
***«r to get. »he defendant's Ctory. de-.ided to
*»> cast OB f:!"--.
ctly trticle of personal property in lionta
ra'i possesjior nsa Spanish-Enxu>fc dSctionarr.
"* Cour. its ofScerE. tbe police -and reporters
•■4» a col!*c'..- for h'.s tenant. ar.<S Court Officer
***** Etartr-; him en tis v ay to New York.
• *"j«5 arrestd ilorMague T3> nearly famished.
■tfilf tzi or.ly a f»w green apples to eat for the
"•at tvo (jays yy e orrestlnx off.ccr. however, fur
:?a»3 him ■rltb a square meal after lockir-s him up.
EAVEB FLAG AT RISK OF LIFE.
■*?.Aged Bailor Wins Navy Department's Ad
miration.
, ' ' **sateßTon, J^jl;- 37.— Aii agc<3 hoatswaln'n mate
** ■«■ Utc .. air* • ar.cl commendation of th*
**7 Department officials by. risking his life In
*^~« ac Arj»ncan Sag from a staff on a burning
■f^SS. .George E. Bray, chief boa.tsv.alns mate
■■^■^ >-hiie" at a hotel in Epping. :'. I!., re
.. ! tfl T«nnl£s{on from the proprietor to place a
. -$W* taa Sag on the hotel.
"^ Jvih <tt>i«. hot^l caught fire, and Bray, not
, "Jjttiaites^-t;... loss of most of bis clothing.
:^*n t-fl E££a]j£ climbed the po l^ an<rJ saved the
r^'BnTMs about fiftyvcliht r«uri old. and has
I th* n£vr tines l£Sl Hc'wcs born in Boston.
*AS!nißß FREED FROM PRISON SHIP.
Sorter Who Married A. F. Gorman's Daugh
l« Goes to' Washington to Join Wife.
' Pfw • I! ? y TeifiraVh to TVs Tribune.]
«^T* a ° rUth N - HitJfidy IT.— Charles J. Mssness.
I * l r ßiastdaa In the navy t.T.o dsserted
2* - the tTnlte^" Staus Dolphin to marrj' the
[2££££s*'*iat« SrnatorGoiraan, of Marylan-i.
Clscharged Mm the naval prison ship 6oa£hcry
and stirted at once to Join Wf wif«.
ili»? * boxoe la Washington.
l^r* ss * w *»» tovo by the officers of Uie navy
''^fS 11 * 11 ln siting ay.-ay Iron the yard
■ tH * rr ' for rhl!e *"* usual P roC ** J ' jre
is . ■*«»»• Hie ir.ea at 1 o'clock and «i d them
'tiTt' 65 ** la charge of a master-^t-anns. Mag
.^otif!" - *"*«'«!■ to leave the ship ■:' civilian
j£*jM*!or« < °' cloc1 ' thin corning, a: leave
t«j|^^ th€ ow- in gate at Kittery. where an
was WWng for h;OT . n e came to this
* *"° *tt her * 00 an early traln fcr " VVaßblris "
-. W : J! ; yor =«iUoa v ' a ' given out about his re
•-i«'bTT ;tfcl * afternoon, and. then only tbe fact
o>9a^ •■■* coer «Ji«chars«d aftf r serving eight
***=€ bti " lii * " >■*«■'« «aitencc, the four month*
y»J^5 Uk «» •«« for B'^a belwivioi
l^ w* I^^ nof «J*et him hf-re, as «a.« ex
s»*s* t« as l 0 b«".'dtl|cat*- fondlUon. Mr?. M«g-
Tfc **»cor« aOt *** r ' hfcr * fc w>'-"e her husban-1 bas
. *tt -"^^ to th« prison »hip. although the bat
g,.;r.? i »i*oij(:-iK«. . •.•^'
. ■ - ■ ■ -■■ •
- .^ftST - NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1909.-FIVE PARTS.-FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES.
r FOUXD.
Microbe, of Animal Origin, Discov
ered in Rio.
Rio de Janeiro, July 17.— Dr. Oswaldo Cruz,
director general of the Brazilian sanitary Mr
vice, announced to-day at the Academy of Med
icine here that the microbe of smallpox, which is
of animal origin, has been discovered by bac
teriological researches at the Oswaldo Crur In
stitute.
MONOPLANE AN ENTRY.
Bleriot's Machine Will Be Handled
by a Pupil in Hudson-Fulton Events.
Paris. July IT— Mr Beck, chairman of the
aeronautic committee of the Hudson-Fulton
centenary, has arrived here to arrange with M.
Bleriot. the French aviator, for a Bleriot mono
plane to take rart in the aviation events in
connection with the centenary celebration.
The machine vill be manned by one of M.
Bleriofs pupils. Other ♦French aviatorf proba
bly will enter.
BLOirx IXTO THE SOUND.
Yachtsmen Escape Death in Gaso
lene Explosion on Boat.
William Crei?ht.c-n. commodore of the ilor
rlsania Yacht Club, was blown overboard last
night when ■• gasolene tank of his 30-footer
Commodore exploded off damn's Point.
"jimmy*-" Doyle, a singer of some local fame
beyond the Harlem River, and said to have been
at one time well own in Chinatown, dived
into the waters of Long Island Sound to ex
tinguish the flames by which his clothes wer*
being consumed.
Creighton had invited a party of a dozen men
and women on a sailing trip last evening.
When the launch reached Clason's Point th«
party decided to go ashore for refreshments. It
was after they had landed and Creightc* and
Doyle were taking the launch to a. mooring that
the explosion occurred. Both men paid that
they lid not know bow it happened.
The first thing Creighton knew, he said, be
was swimming in the Sound. Police Captain
McCaul taw the accident from the pier, and
he and Patrolman O'Brien put off in a rowboat.
but were unable to get the men Into their boat
until a life guard came to their assistance
with boathooks. Neither victim of the explosion
was seriously burned.
ELIS AGAIN SHAKLX.
Many Mi 're Persons Killed or In
jured — Relief Trains Sent.
Athens. July IT. — There were further sever*
earth shocks in th<> province of L" s to-day.
Two persons •were killed and fifty were injured
at the village, of Upousisti. here lava Is flow.
ir.g from a fissure in the gTOund. Some of those
injured have died. Practically ell the houses -in
this village have c«>lla;>s«?d. Four persons have
been killed and twenty-four Injured at Dim'ja.
The villiicr* is in ralnV. Other vH!-»g:»«. Includ
ing Liopesi and MarinsbL also suffered severely,
but the death roll is not Known. Relief trains
are now on the way to the stricken region. Th«
people of the ttrick'rn villages are living in the
open.
Reports from the prefects In EIU sho-w thai
the casualty lists in Thursday's shocks are not
so large as at flr=t fc-arc-d. Twenty-three bod*
have been recovered from the ru!n« of Il.ivari.
where more than two hundred and fifty houses
■were demolished. Eighty sons were Injured
at this village. Three persons were Bed at
Ponbioti and ten were injurr-d at Analaiva. Tb^
shocks caused more or le»s damage at other
points l»n did not result in casualti*-*.
TATALLY INJURES BOY AND FLEES.
ChauiTeur Who Ran Down Buffalo Lad Be
lieved To Be Under Arrest.
Buffalo, July 17. — Robert Tfclrs, twelve years old,
was struck by an automo!>ilt* in Main street tUa
afternoon, receiving Injuries which resulted In his
death at the Emergency Hospital to-night. T.^.a
driver of the car did not itop after striking 'i» % lad.
H<j sped on down Main street, finally abandoning
the car on a side street. The police obtained from
the garage a description of the man who had tak*>n
the automobile out an.-i telearaphed It broadcast.
At 10 o'clock to-night Mr. Taylor, chief of «]»
tectives,-said that the chauffeur had been arr*sted
in Rcichf-ster. The n:zz> und*T arrest is William
Knilewitch; v. ho came h«^re recently from New York.
EIT PIECE FROM OFFICERS NOSE.
Man Aiding Arrested Friends Mutilates
Fatrolman.
Patrolman Joseph Sweeney, of the- Waal 125 th
street station, during a struggle yesterday *-v-n!ng
at the corner of 123 d street and Eighth avenue, lost
part of bis nose, the end of it being bitten oft
whi!« he was trying to arrest a man who had
interfered with two of the officer's prisoners, who
had been arrested for fighting.
The brutal attack upon Patrolman Sweeney as
bat one of a series of attacks made by the prison
ers and two of their friends upon that officer, and
Patrolman McCue, who was aiding him. The offi
cers, however, landed all four prisoners In the sta
tion, where one. who raid he was Joseph W>!s, of
No. 200 West 123 d street, was locked op nn th«
charge of mayhem.
EXPRESS GAR ROBBED
Part of the Stolen Goods Found Along the
Track Setween Hoosick Palls and Troy
[By Telerraph to The Tribune )
Troy, N. T., July 17.— An express car attached to
the Boston sleeper on the Boston & Maine Rail
road, due here at 2:15 this morr.rog, was robbed
between Hoosick Falls and this city,
It was Impossible to determine how much was
stolen, as the car was billed to New York. and
will he checked off In that ci<y. The car was for
warrtcil to New York to-day.
The robbery was discovered this morning-, when
express employes found tha car door broken and
the contents In disorder. Later part of the booty
was found scattered along the track. It Is proba
ble the robbers entered the car at Hoosick Falls
Slid threw off the goods, to be carried away later.
ACCUFE FORMER PITTS3URG BANKERS.
Cashier and Two Others Charged with Wreck
ing Cosmopolitan National.
Pittsburg, July "Warrants were issued to-day
for David J. Richardson, former cashier; A. L.
Richmond. Jr. a director, and F. H. McKinnie,
second vice-president and director of the defunct
Cosmopolitan National Bank. The three are charged
wit.ii misapplication, making false entries and mals
ins false report*. Richmond and McKlnnle are
also charged with aiding and abetting the. cashier.
The bank fallen September 5. 1908. •
McKlnnle was arrested this afternoon at a
downtown hotel. Be »a? taken to the federal
buildlns. where be arranged for his release on bail
"In tb.e sum of J10.0C3.
CROKEIt'S MUJiEY IN II
REPORTED OF BRADLEY
GAFFXEY-STEERS CO
Foreign Capital Interested, It Is
Said, in Subway Project to
Rival Intferborough.
Reports were afloat in financial circles yester
day that the Bradley-Gaffney-Steers Company.
the rival of the Interborcugh in proposing sub
way routes, which will cost about 5100.000,000.
is to be financed by foreign capital, a-nd that
Richard Crok»r Is heavily interested m the en
terprise Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam
many Hal., is said also to be '"in sympathy"
with the project, although Murphy and ex-Al
derman Gaffney, his brother-ln-iaw, are said
to be at odds just at present.
BaUroad men and those Interested In th*
transit situation here were inclined to give some
credence to the atorfea There has bean no au
thbrltative statement regarding the financial
responaibilitv of the Brad ley Steers
Company, which, from what hi known of It,
seems "> b« purely a "political" concern, whose
members have some standing as "political"
contractors Little doubt baa ever been ex
pressed, thoushi about the ability of the con
cern to handle the lucrative subway contracts
if it got them, since it went about the business
In a «ay "!-ic!i meant to the knowing that it
would g»-t. them or force the Interborough to un
wonted activity and concessions to the demands
Of the travelling public. The opinion always
has been thai the Bradiey-Oaffney-St.— Com
pany had behind it a syndicate of wealthy men
of th* political-financial throng which has flour
ished In this and other larg« .-iti«>«. whose Iden
tity and financial ability would be made known
at the proper time.
The reports in. circulation yesterday had It
that th^ possibilities of the' subway situation
were «rraßp«-d by the Bradlry-Gainey ■ people
about a year ago, and that they began than to
endeavor to get capitalists interested.- Finding
that nobody of much size bare wanted to em
bark in the venture, they sent a "C «j D" mes
sage to Richard Croker— to ran the story-tad
he got some wealthy Europeans Into the scheme.
His recent trip to America, ostensibly merely a
pleasure jaunt, really was a busintss trip con
nected with this subway affair, it "'as reported.
Not much confirmation of the reports could
be obtained from officials of the subway con
■ ■*-m. Ex-Aiderrjia:i G&ffney sal.l his people had
the capital^ as would bo disclosed at the proper
time. If it did COOM from Europeans or for
eigners, that was no crime, was it? Eelmor.t
got tlie money with which, he built the present
rubway from the Rothschilds, or po everybody
fupposcd. anyhow. It was tit* po.sible that a
representative of the company <Jld go to Europe
to dig oat capital, ad that Americans living
abroad helped him. That, too. was no crime.
Anyway, the' capital wan there, and the people,
behind tha concern wens all right, jb would bo
' proved v i..-j! n m nwaaji ji r
COW COSTS TWO LIVES.
Tuo Men Fatally and One Serious
hi Hurt in Pistol Fight.
■ Union, Miss., July 17. — An oH cow. worth
hardly .'?«"»''*, caused th^ killing of two men. th«
fatal Injuring of two r.iora and tlio seriously
wounding of another li<*re to-day.
E. J. McDonald and Peter McDonald. hia
brother, were killed, and Corn«llui Chlsolm and
Joseph Miller were fatally shot. Murphy Mo-
Donald, the «asn of E. J. 3XcDona!d, was bp
riously wounded.
The fight was batwean the McDonalds on on*
side and Miller and Chlsolm on the other, two
factions which have quarraOad for many years.
The old cow had outlived her usefulness as a
milk producer, but both Chl»o!m and the Mc-
Donalds claimed ber ownership. '.lor and
P*ter McDonald started the quarrel In front
of the Union Bank. Revolvers v.^re lravn and
the shooting bigun.
Chisolm and E. J. McDonald came up about
this time and joined In. Peter McDonald fell
first and Miller was th* next. E. J. McDonald
and Chisolm for a while phot de p. r.it^ly until
both fell, McDonald dead and Chisolm mortally
(rounded Murphy McDonald, who appears to
liavo h<.ri a voij.l peacemaker, was shot
during tli» fusillade.
Ail the men in toe fight ■> ■r. prominent in
this part of Mississippi. Indications an- to
night that no one will b* left allvw to answer
to the law for the tragedy.
WOMAN KNOCKS MAN DOWN
Pittsburg Girl Saves Boy from Beating—Pre
fers Charge of Assault.
[By Tel<"ST»pli to Ttie Tribune :
Pittsburgh July IT.— Miss Annie Wright, of F«»ar!
street East End. soundly thracbad this evening J.
A. Brown, a Daciu^a:) street business myn, whom
she saw beatlce a. messenger boy In tli<> employ cf
the J. V*. Aurentr company, batt<
Jacob Btaaaky, the messenger, passed a saloon In
front of which Brown was standing. The man made
a kick at the hats the boy carried, but lost his bal
ance and fell. EDralnlnc a. wilst. He jumped to his
feat and struck at Stabsky.
Miss Wright ran across tba Street, and witli a
right-hand hook sent Brown to the sidewalk. H<»
scrambled to Ms feet and hurried Into th« saloon.
Boon afterward Brown had ihe boy arrested, on a
charge of assault. Miss Wright then w*n* to the
pottos station in behalf of the boy and preferred a
charge of assault against Brown.
EDISON AS A RAINMAKER. ,
Vivid Electric Storm follows the Inventor
Into Winsted and Breaks Drouth.
[By Te>sxaph to Th« Tribune.
Winsted. Term.. July Thomas A. Edison's ar
rival here at<vit 7 o'clock last evening was heralded
by the worst electrical storm this section has ex
perienced- this summer. For several weeks every
one i here bad hoped and pra> e<! for rain. It re
mained for Mr. Edison to break the drouth, and
his entry. into Winsted was a signal for a heavy
downpour, accompanied by vivid flashes of light
ning and terrific thunder claps. Four houses were
struck, but none of the Inmates was injured
Mr. Edison, who came here In his automobile,
accompanied by Mrs. Edison and a son and daugh
ter, remained overnight, and left x earl; to-day for
his son's camp near Bridge water, N. H
LOW WATER STOPS PAPER MACHINES.
Glens Falls. N. Y. July 17.-The water in the
Hudson River at this place is at the lowest mark
it haa reached in two years, and the International
Paper Company stut down two more nachines tn
the South Glens Falls mill to-night. Tbi« makes
seven machines idle in the mill. At the Fort Ed
ward factory of the company four machines have
been stopped. This will throw one hundred nwn out
of employment. At the Corinth mill of ttie company
the low water mark has been reached also. Most
of tha small streams hereabouts are dninjj: up. arid
ur.iess there la rain soon a water famtc.e is feared.
CRASH ENDS "JOY RIDE"
GIRL MAY DIE; HER FIVE
COMPANIONS INJURED.
Car Hits Tre? in Long Island Road
and Ocevpovts Pitch Out in
All Directions.
In rh«* wind-up of a "joy ride" early yesterday
morning, when a touring car smashed with ter
rific force into ■ tree In the South Country
Road, on the outskirts of Islip, Long Island.
Miss Alice Ryan, seventeen years old. of No. 251
East 122 dMr ■• was probably fatally Injured,
and her five companions, luo women and three
men, ware more or '"-. Berioasly hurt
About o'clock e.v-Sh^riff Frank D. Creamer
of Kings County v.as d-iving in his car to his
country place a» IsMip. when, at a point on the
road near St. ;iark's Episcopal Church, 'he say/
the touring car dashing to-vcrd him at a .high
rate of speed, Thu occupants -• the automobile
seemed to be entirely Indlfferfcnt to the fact that
they vere baarlr.s dowr. directly upon him and
he started to hue th» sid^r of the road, when
the oncoming car mad'; a vl-^ous swerve and
shot diagonally across to the ether rid".
With ■ lurch th? machine s-rnashcl Into a tre*.
th« collision overturning th A car and sending
the occupsjits flying to the ground. Miss Ryan,
who was on the outside of the front seat, struck
the tree, and was tossed over a picker, fence.
■When medical assistance arrived it '"'as found
that she was suffering from concussion of the
brain and serious internal injuries. Her right
leg was torn op*n from the kn- down 1 -.d her
right arm arid face were a mass of bruises.
OTHERS INJURED.
Miss Florence L»t. eighteen years old. of No.
14 West 13oth street, received injuries of the
right arm and side, and Miss Alice Mitchell, of
No. 244 East 106 th street, had several bad cuts
and bruises. The thre* m o n were more fortu
nate. They are Peter Rooney. of No. 101 Statq
street, Brooklyn, who was at (fee wheel when
the smash-up occurred. His ankl« was Injured
and he was suffering from bruises, as were also
his companions, Norman Pkelan. of No. 9 Beach
Hill. Brooklyn, and Joseph G. Gcrcnfrr, of No.
207 Franklin avenue, Brooklyn.
?•> far as the authorities could learn, the
throe young women had n<-ver met their men
companions until early yesterday morning. On
Friday uigtn the girls went to Coney Island,
and while there acceptfd an Invitation from
thrve young men to take a ride down to Pat
chogue in a taxieab. The party was a merry
one, and it was early yesterday morning when
th»y started on the return trip from Patchogue
to New York.
About right miles from Patchoguo the gas
olene gave out iuid the party alighted. While
they wero considering how they would get to
New York. where the young women were am
ployed as saleswomen lii a department store, the
three Brooklyn men came by and offered to
take tha girls along. The Invitation was ac
cepted. Rooney, who is a chauffeur, proceeded,
it Is said, to do "stunts ' with, the machine.
•hen ORfl ef h.'% ccnir'3-nlons trl«d to takn the
wbeal from him. which caused the automobile
to swerve and run Into the tree.
Miss Ryan's injuries were so serious thai Cor
oner Savage decided to h"M the three men. Per
sons who saw the car pass said It was handled
with great recklessness, to the apparent merri
ment of the occupants, thn young women Join
in? In the laughter aa R.w-.ney again and again
drove ils closely as possible to passing vehicle?.
Both Roonay and Gersner are married. As
soon as they had received medical assistance
Miss Ryan'* companions and the three men
showed great reluctance In disclosing their Iden
tity. The car. which was Wrecked beyond re
pair, was a Lozkr.
MISS RYAN'S SISTER NOT SURPRISED.
Mrs. John Meghan, a sister of Miss Ryan, said
last night she was not at all surprised at the
new? that her sister had been In an automobile
accident. Alice, she saJd, i\ ho Is only seventeen
years old, had been golrg out on automobilo
rides a good deal of late, and on the objection of
her family left No. _^>1 East 11T.M street on Fri
day night to go elsewhere to live. Km left no
address. She was employed as a cashier in tha
Fourteenth Street Store.
Mrs. Meehan disapproved of the friendship of
Alice for Florence Litt. eighteen years old, who
lives with her mother ut No. 14 West 135 th
street. Mr?. Litt said laM night that Florence
had left the house on Friday night, saying that
she and two girl friends were going for an auto
mlble ride with three young men of their ac
quaintance.
Miss Mitchell is an orphan, and kreps house
for her uncle. Thomas Weldon, a laborer.
Neither Mrs. Marhsn nor Mr. Weldon had been
informed of the accident la- night. Neither of
them had ever heard of the three m«n wbo were
with the girl?.
Phelan is a piano player In 1 Coney Island re
sort A checkbook be had shows that he has
considerable money. ! Rooney and Garsner ara
chauffeurs, said to have been in the employ of
the Brooklyn Intfrboro Garage Company, which
owned the- car that was wrecked. Th« three
men were held In £1,000 ball for trial on tho
charge of reckless driving. Up to a late hour
last night they had failed to get bondsmen.
ANOTHER JOY RIDE FATAL
You tiff Men Drive Surrey Into Ped
ler's JVagon—One Killed, S Hurt.
Pataraon, N. J.. July 17 i Special).— Four young
OMtt, out last night for a "joy ride" in a double
seated surrey, dashed into a pedler % s wagon.
and all were tossed into a ditch. One of tho
victims. William Gary, died an hour latt-r at Ihe
General Hospital.
Ilay Ball, of No. 193 Godwin street, Frank
Murray, of Auburn street aiid Twelfth avenue.
ai!-l Cornelius Breen. of No. 2fi Godwin street,
were the other \ ictims. All were seriously in
jured, but will recover, tha physicians say.
The pedler's wagon waa driven by Nicholas
Quick. He Was thrown into the roadway, but
not seriously injured. Both rigs were wrecked.
>r«es ran away, but escaped Injun.
TRAJN TOSSES AUTO.
Deputy Sheriff Killed and Two
Companions Badly Hurt.
Edward Hurley, c deputy sheriff Of Nas«r-.u
County, was killed ar.d Arthur D. Tappan and
Allan Terry were seriously hurt early yesterday
morning when Tappan's hirh power automobile
crashed into the "Owl" express on the North
Shore branch of the Lone Island Railroad at
•the Thomson avenue crossing In Long Island
City. The fourth man In the car. Horace C.
O>Uaiwl «*• tmrrmd iulK*.
POLICE CHIEFS KILLED
Alleged Picture Gallery Thief Shoots
. Paris Detectives.
Paris, July Deputy Chief Blot and In
spector Nugat . of the detective department
were shot and killed to-night by a man named
Delaunay, whom the police had been hunting In
connection With thefts from picture galleries.
Delaunay committed suicide.
POLO PLAYER HURT.
E. L. Stokes, Hit in' Head by Ball,
Taken from Field Semi -Conscious.
CEv T>;»erar>h to The Tribune. 1
Long Branch. N. J. July 17— Captain E. L..
Stokes, of Philadelphia, was seriously hurt while
playing polo on the Rumsoa campus this after
noon with the first team of the Devon club. The
accident wales caused his retirement occurred
la the fourth period, when a ball driven by Ran
dall Keater, of the Rumson Free" Booters, struck
him behind the ear.
Dr. Edward Fahnestock, who was watching
the game, hurried to the Injured player's side,
and after a few minutes Captain Stokes walked
with assistance to the clubhouse, where he col
lapsed. He was removed to-night to the home
of Perran Borden in a asml-eoaadoui state. He
was accompanied by his slater, Mis 3 Frances
Stokes. Before leaving. Dr. Fahnestock spoke
hopefully of hi 3 patient's recovery. H. Jones,
who took Captain Stokes's place, was unseated
in the ninth period, but was not hurt.
The game, the first of a series for the Ruinson
Challenge Cup was won by the Free Booters
with a net score of 13 to 6.
ANOTHER CROP FAILS.
French Peasant Girls Refuse to Sell
Their Hair.
rEpsria 1 by French Cab!- is The Trftur.n.]
Paris. July 17. — Another crop besides wheat
which has failed this year is that of human
hair. July is the month when the human hair
merchants come to France from the United
States and England to visit the towns and vil
lages of the Limousin, of Brittany and Auvergne.
where the annual ha!r markets are held. High
prices axe paid in New York and Chic for
postiches of French growth, which are best
suited for the requirements of the present
fashion of large hats and of the latest modes of
coiffure, but the peasant girls of Limoges and
Brittany have now abandoned the national bon
net which hitherto concealed their shorn heads,
and this season they refuse to sell their hair.
saying that they need it for their own use.
This strike of the peasant girls has given a
disastrous setback to the French trade In human
air. and the dealers, unabla to do any business
in France, are leaving here for the Tyrol and
other countries. C. I. B.
BANKS SHOJV GREAT GAIN.
Resources Increased 9T87£68J563
Since July Jo, 1908.
Washington, July 17. — Increase of $102.-
S4S.S2O In total resources between April 2S and
June 23 last, an Increase of J757.665.263 since
July •;.. 1998, and total resources and liabilities
of $3,471,732,663 represent the position of the
national banks of the United States as an
nounced to-day. The statement gives the re
ports to the Treasury Department under tbe ciD
of the Controller of the Currency for a state
ment of condition on June 23. Their loans and
discounts, according to the complete n turns, in
creased by $72,772,647 since the date of the pre
vious call. In April, and $420,207,355 since July
16, 1908.
Compared with the April call, the banks make
this report of increases:
t'rited States bonds Jl 534.340
L»ue tram nattoral banks. *iat* barks and
bankers and 1 — I'l'B ssi-!'* WW72LTM
? .,cle 14.*K.211
• aplta! •r<vrk 3.PC4.133
(Surplus and other profits 11.803.^?^
Circulation _4.(H4. i?S
Trilvldua] deposits .... »..51>>.31,
United States government -leposits 4.0821503
B1K» payable and rediicoun"* .*. v<sj.:ua
The only decreases reported in resources or
liabilities are $7,123,441* In legal tenders and
$2.000.2 tV) due to national and state banks and
bankers.
The banks have more than $»^04,0<V).000 In
specie and almost $192,000,000 in legal tenders:
their capital stock paid in aggregate* more than
$937,000,000, their- sun fund is ?r.91.<X>0.000,
a.nd their undivided profits, less expenses and
taxes paid, are ? 2 in. 2."..".. 1-7
FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FOR MINES.
John Hays Hammond Closing a Deal for La
Blanca Property in Mexico.
{By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Fachuca, Mexico. July — John Hays Hammond
arrived here to-day for the purpose of closing a
deal for the purchase of tba famous La Blanca.
mines, situated near PadMea. The consideration
Involved is said to be SS.WO.'W In gold.
Mr. Hammond denied that he is raarsasßttSa the
Guggenheim Interests in the transaction. He said
th.it G. E. Palmer, of New York. Is associated with
him in the proposition to purchase and operate La
Blanca mines.
Mr. Hammond Is accompanied by th* following
men: Lloyd Mills, of New York: Dr. C. L. Lindsay.
Of Lakewood. N. J.; G. E. Palmer, of New York;
C. W. Davis, of New Jersey, private secretary of
Mr. Palmer, and A. J. Carter, private secretary of
Mr. Hammond.
HAD LETTER OF CREDIT: WAS HELD.
Former Secretary of German Embassy De
tained at Ellis Island.
Otto Grumach, who said he was foraierlv assist
ant secretary of the German Embassy at Belgrade,
was taken to Ellis Island yesterday by the iniroi
irratlon officials on his arrtval in the second cabin
Of the Hamburg-American lin^r Aoierika. The
young mvi said he came here to make a study of
America and that his father in Germany was
wealthy He had $7 in cash and a railroad ttskst
for the West.
Grumach also bad a ietter of credit and showed
papers by which his father had arranged for him
to draw {12 50 a week while travelling for twelve
weeks tn the United States. Ii is ihoueriit that Oru
mach will be rejeased to-day.
VOLUNTEER BALLOONIST BADLY HURT.
I'reeport. Long Island, July 17.— Michael Conroy.
thirty years old. of Springfield avenue. Newark,
N J.. volunteered to take tlie place of a regular
balloonist to-day, and made an ascension at tlie
old Golf Club grounds, but something went wrong
with the apparatus, and it came down to the
giound after it had reached a height of about one
hundred feet. Conroy was so severely injured teat
he is laid up at the South Shore Hospital here with
a fractured right arm and possible internal injuries.
ORDER YOUR WINES FOR THE SUMMER
. Before going to the Country.
II T. De-wey & Suns Co., 13S Fulton St.. New York.
— Advt- :..;•.<■■ - - v." :
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PRESIDENT WW&
' SAY COSFERREEB
HIS DOWNWARD REriSWV
STAND APPEOrED.
To Get Free Hides. Iron Ore, Cod
and Oil. rath Many Reduction*
— Flood of Congratulations, I
I
"Frorr T^« Tribes* B'j««r2 1
Washington, July 17. — That the President*
ear was correctly attuned when he Informed »
delegation of "stand pat ■ Republicans yester
day that he heard "the call of t!:« country fcr
downward revision c? th« tariff" has been aiaplr
manifested to-day by th« flood of dispatches
which has poured Into the Wfcita House all d?.:»
congratulating him on the positlcn ha M
taken, by the congratulations an<i expressions ef
cordial approval of members cf Congress aci
by the reluctant admission of maar of th* nn<s«*
extreme protectionists that Mr. Taf t will wl*v
In his effort to obtain abolition -f t*<» duty on
hides, iron ore, coal and jMtrotenxa and th«i -.
duction of the duty en lumber fcr cne-half.
All the conforrees expect the President to wtr».
havirz told him tliat ttey weald cfcefH-ful'v, re
port the reductions he as'rs if lie would obtain
the votes necessary to effect th» adeprion cf tli»
conference report, as was told lii these dis
patches this morning. *"U> will do our oar*.
and it will only be necessary fat you to #p«aJc
out." was in substance the assurance siren to
tho president by the conferrees day before >••«
terday. Yesterday he spoke out isoo uncertain
terms and to-day the result is obvious.
It should not be forgotten that the reductions
demanded by the President in the case of ra^
materials will carry with, Them reductions', in
finished products, as. for instance in th^ case 0?
hides. Th*- House cuts the rates on the prod
ucts of hides as follows: Sole leather. 75 p»"
cent; slices, 40 per cent, and uppers. 25 per cent.
These reductions were accepted by the r*iranee»
Committee, and it was only after the Sonata
had restored the Dingley rate c? 15 per cent on,
hides that the Finance Committee recommended
the increases on their products, which wer»
adopted. Even then the Senate did not restore
the Dingle y rates on the products. If. as is
generally expected, ihs conference committee
restores hides la the free list, it will, of course.
restore the House rates on their products, an«l
so the President will have won the decreases on
sole leather, ■ ">«3 and uppers enumerated. .
So. too. in the case or" lumber. Tba Steals
has already reduced aba House rat*»s on most
sorts of finished I amber by 25 per cent, but it ■•»
probable that some further reduction,*- will b»
made in the paragraphs relating to shingles,
latls, ere.
The conferrees have already accepted tlia
House reduction . on pig iron and made a re
duction en scrap, so that free iron ore would
hardly carry any farther reductions in tlie metal
schedule.
MANY REDUCTIONS ALRxIAXT MADE. j
The President's position has. however, exerted
a material influence on the work of the con
lerrees all along the line. The exact rates fixed
by the conferred are being zealously gaardttd
in the majority of instances, but it may be as
serted, without violation of confidence, that KM
reductions male by the House have been ac
cepted by tbe Senate conferred In a far ha»aaw
number of cases than Is popularly supposed,
and that this hiis been the natural result af tno
gently applied but not less firm pressure Tihich.
tbe President has exerted ever since th" tarifZ
bill went to conference.
There an\ of course, the usual cu'irbcr of ir
recor.ci'ablea in both houses of Congress. Th?jr»
art a number of Senators who insist th.v they
can never vote ror the tariff bill if it ntala»
the reductions demanded by the President. Tlr»
Senators from Wyoming, for instance, ar*
greatly incensed at the demand for fre<> coal.
They declare that their state is ' '•■" greatest
coal producing- common in the Weat, that
it supplies tl:e great smelting Interests at Butt»
and other points, and that the mines t b<»
driven out of business if the Canadians are per
mitted to send their product into this country
free of duty. They assert that J. J. Hill, presi
dent of the Great Northern Railway, owns sev
eral coal mines in Canada, the product of whicix
he can lay down at the smelters as cheaply aa
they can deliver their coaL On the other hand,
the argument of tho Wycaasaai Senators la
somewhat weakened by the fact that a brother
of Senator Clark, of Wyo-ni'iz. ■ understood b>
be the owner of the larsest t*o coal min?3 la
ANGRY SENATORS MAY FALL INTO LINK.
The 'vTest Virginia Senators are br«>athirg flr»v
They are interested in petroleum, coal and Inai
b»r. an..' Mr. Elkias and Mr. Scott are Indignant
at what they term tho President's free trad*
doctrines. Senator Pile?, of Washington. Is se
riously opposed to the House rat- of $1 a thon
sand on lumber, and unless the President see*
his way clear to exempt mutual Insurance com
panies from the corporation tax Senator Bulks
ley, who is president of th" .^tna M'ltnal LlfS
Insurance Company, may vote against th« bill.
Their colleagues, believe, however, that thaaa)
cix Senators, who are normally organization
men. will come into line when time has tem
pered their Indignation.
But even if they should not their less woaM
be more than made up by the gain of "In
surgent" votes. Of the ten Republican Sena
tors who v>ted against the tariff bill when It waa
on passage, the indications are that all except
Senator La Follette, who usually votes with
the Democrats, will support the measure when
the reductions demanded by th« President ar*
adopted.
The tariff bill passed the Senate by a rote of
45 to 34. Assuming, for the sake- of argument,
that the President's course wer« to lose th*
support of stx organisation Republicans. M
would gain nine -insurgent" Republicans, mak
ing a. net gain of three votes, and there wotrid
be 4S votes for the bill on the final ballot.
Making all due allowance for the excitement
which attends the situation Just at present, and
the tempering effect of time and th* -voice of
the country, the success . of th« President**
programme is assured- There are few Republi
cans in either House who will care to go before
the country with the reccri of having voted
against a party measure which has b**n mad*
to conform to the Presidents views solely be
cause It has been made so to conform an«»
therefore constitutes a greater "revision down
ward " than their idea of the interests of Cwslr
constituents warrants.
To-day, as has been said, the White llooaa
was flooded with telegraphic expressions of ap
proval of the President's stand. By to-morrow
th« mail will begin to arrive, and it is regarded
as a safe prediction that all members of both
houses of Congress will be.swamped wJtii p«t»
lions and injunctions to "stand by thePr^i
•a**.- Then, and probably not until th«n. will

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