"VOTERS SEEK WEAN) Y-
Xctccomb Says People Trust Gov
ernor in Primaries Fight.
Kta**ra Falls.' X. V. Ay« U— Tart crttlcism
of party leadership and the conduct of the legis
lative branch Of the covernmer.t under existing po
litlcal rondltlonfc m* expressed to-nlpht by Sen-
tor JosUh T. Xewcomb. of New York <'ity. at a
rneetlnif of the lmr.-t \..mln..tlon« League of
Niagara County. After telling of the demand for
direct nominations and the preparation by Gov
ernor HuKhes sin. h!« frlmdf of the !llnm«n-
Green bill, ho auld*iu part:
The demand for a rhiinire in our primary laws
is easily erplained. The rltls^J" <■' 'his state
frofoundh distrust present party leadership,
"nd*»r tills l«i.der«llij> they '.■«■ the I^Kislature
enactlne unwise and «-onfilPiint; laws. npjiropriatini;
money without providing revenue, Icnorinc popular
demand* or nidwllm them by indirection and
contrivance. »ulle..ly ohn'rurtlnc: the paths of the
Eictcuth. »r.d weak ami Ineftectie in e\ei\t| ;
except the ser\-ioe of i«!>e<-ial interest*. They see
the lender* of th« m»jority «nd the minority in
one branch of the Ijecis'ature banded together to
oppose the extension of the powers of the Pultllr
Service commissions, to • eat primary law
amendment* «nd election '..•>. ami handed to
gether also Jo hurry to «-ractment buHi Wilt as the
Kleventh avenue grab. i;i-.T>vt the proiests of the
representatives ..: the w. tl affex-tei] wnd acawist
e\er> principle .■• re*j>onrtble go\ernment und ad
Ti»e voter* Hie i..i aearrl for an ornament for
the statute hook*; they are looking for a wvapoa
with which to defend themselves from such lead
ership. They fin.i those by whom they both they
have been M<tra}«d entr'nehed in 'he present pri
mary system if lurk of nystem. In * word, mm
.sire by the present system enabled to speak for the
party who have , .-•■■ no authority from Hi*
Naturally, wl«*n att»>nt«on Ir called to the «-vil
t>y flagrant abuses such ms were exhibited b\- tlie
last l>-j.Mt*lature. the citiKenxhl;i of the state is
Rroused asslnst mi. h conditions. Seeking a
remedy, the voter* look to Governor Hughe* be
'«uw they h;.\. oonfldence in him He appear*
to them to be doing his <]uty. Jie does not >• • m
to have any nrh«ine» «-iiher for his own |wrs«>n il
lienetit or fer tlie personil benefit of his friends.
They !j«ar it charged that lie is cold toward the
politicians, »nit Hrv are not dlttorbed l.y that;
under the rlrcunmnticeii «hey riitlier like it. They
mark his Intellectual vigor, his .ie.ua nee of vision.
and hi* disinter* Kteilurss. What they see inspires
them to believe, that If Governor Hughes says the
direct prlmj.ry will work Improvement the thing
if worth trylnp
There if a great Oral of opposition, some of It
most sincere. but it is not esjM-cialiy impressive in
view of the rvils to be remedied. It is »-nid that
the direct primary would upset representative gov
ernment, but the people will >.■.. on choosing repie
*enlatlvei« under the new sysi.-m €>nly they hope to
choose better one*, it is Raid that the direct pri
mary i* only the forerunner «r the referendum anil
the re<-*Il. but im« xcitable vrs'ins presume that
they ne«d not «ross these l.iiupes until they .■..me
to them. It is «aid thsi tii .lir^ct prim will
merely substitute new baser* for old ones. but the
Irreverent sugpest th«t evei no th. odd.-- will be
stronjjly in favor Of Iniproy. m-nt It is said that
the agitation for direct primary is disrupting the
Republican party, imt those who love the party do
not lit beat belirve that the purty c;<u l>e dis
rupted by a demand for oj*-n lealiiiß and majority
rule It is said tli.-.t political . :ti. - are voluntary
nssociations which should not l<e mbJectM to statu
tory control, but no public control a proponed un-
Irss the party or associ.it ion desiies a place on the
.411. isl ballot whit '. !« necessarily regulated by
Tllii«' the Issue is Joined, an.i Ihrousbout the
state Ihr forces are fallijiß into line. ; da not pre
tend to know where th* Hepul.ll.ans of NU^ara
Count win utand. but l <i«> know where the '•'
puhliran of New York County will stan.. '" '""
lvl vc ce««U* Hepuhliran st.ite conventions the dele
from Yew York Count y under the leadership
S^TJK lCsoL r Lve ..een united „,„! tnjlitant
in support of Governor Iluch-s. rhouph oppose«i
hey Sid no, falter or reced., They have ha. no
c,»«* to re K ret their coirse. On the issue "°" .>'
hand their attitude will ■■• unchanped. T ndfTtte
lame leadership r,nl with the sam^nrin-s the,
will supjiort the policy of Governor Hußnes.
THE ILLINOIS PRIMARY LAW
New York Committee Hears Several Views of
Chicago. A I*' 14-The flnal «'hlcago Mssi.»n of
the N"w York k«rHßati c commission investit;atin«
primary .lection laws was held to-day. The '•""
mittee 'left ChirHßo to-tiiKht for Indianapolis.
The witnesses heard to-day were a-ard D.
BfaWi&ff, Ppeak.r Of th. Illinois House of Hepr-
•entativ.-?; Edward P. Dmxm*. formerly M«iw of
rhiesjro; John P. McO.oorty. recently a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for Governor under
the direct primary law of IK*. »<>w void, and
l>wis rtinaker. county .ludi«.-.
Mr. Shurtleff expressed ■..•;- stoutly op
jmsed to any direct primary law. and Mr. IMnine
and 111 McQoortjr were just as stronKly in favor
of it. Juiljre Hinuker took :i middle ground, hold
ing that i'hicapo never had a fair test of the law.
TO USE EXHIBITS IN CAMPAIGN
One Hundred Will Have a Series in Downtown
The ' aaaaaMas of One Hundred will use a series
cl exhibits In the downtown business and <in:mrUil
centres to make dear the Issues which are before
the voter* la the coming mayoralty campaign. It
W the belief of Baas* who have this in charge for
the committee tin the mcrt-ss of the tuberculosis
exhibit and the budget exhibit indicates promise
that this form of campaigning may prove very . f
The exhibits wl th « Kb the •
and the aatteaui ■ - - w fork "'■
ohm at afas
and « ■
MAYOR TAKES "THRILLERS" ALONG
Will Bead on the Train About the Heroism of
Mayor MeOellan. l«ef.->re ptai-ting for Winter Har
bor yepterdny afternoon for the remainder of his
vacation, tucked Into his grip two paper covered
"Wood and thunder" novels' of more than ordinary
Interest. They are of the "thrillj-r" port, and are
written around Ueutenant "Kill" Kennell, tile jh>
li<«-man detailed to .-over the Mayor' h office, "('af
tor the Poisoner, v I>anger<iu» Man."' is the title of
one of the tale*, mid "Hill" K»-titi»-11. In outwitting
Carter, is made to do prodigies of valor and antule-
'I nufpect I'll have t.i lie II little careful atxiut
Joren tire* if I take them Into the Maine wools, '
mid the Mayor, "but 1 wouldn't feel Just rtght If I
didn't read current nVilon written around Lieu
TAMMANY'S FREE PICNIC.
The Tammany General Committee and the Jef
ferson Club, of the «.th Assembly District, pave
their annual free picnic at Sulier's Harlem River
Park. 127 th street and Second avenue, yesterday,
providing food t»nd fun a-jilenty for ten Uwjcand
constituents and others. Justice Mci nuiilr: Hoffman
was master of reremoniee, mid among Hi nan pres
ent were Coroner Julius Harburger. Alderman
Adoiph Ifoiikowits. Assemblyman Adolph Stern,
David l>aearufi and Max Stem.
MURPHY DOESN'T WANT CONNERS'S JOB.
Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany leader, said
yesterday that he could have had the l»emorratlc
state chairmanship long ago if he hud wanted It.
The newspaper men a«k>d him about the alleged
purpose of the Saratoga conference to depose Will
lam J. Conner* from the head of the Democratic
State Committee and about the Mayor's sugges
tion that Mr Murphy might succeed Conner*.
"1 don't want the chairmanship," -.»•. l Mr.
Mutrby, ""and wouldn t liavtt it if it were offered
me I will say. however, that 1 could have gut
tbo place If 1 had warned it."
LITTLE GIRL BURNED AT BONFIRE.
While dancing around a bonfire in the rear of
Ko. H» Neppertiim avenue, Yorkers, yesterday
afternoon, playing Indian with a group of email
companion*. Kibe! Peary, aged sever, year*, of No.
23 V iipsrti* n avenue, ventured too near the blare
•nd her clothes caught fire. She was alnxiat bdrned
to death before a number of men extinguished th«
f.»rn»* by bundling her in horse blankets. Her play
mates became panlcstrieken and ran away. The
Mas* shot al-^ve the child's head, burning her hair
completely off. and she ran wildly through the
streets, crying and ecreaming fur help. Finally
throe employes of the Yonkers Klectrlc Light and
Power Company threw blankets about the child.
rolled her In the street and extinguished the blaze.
She was removed unconscious to St. Josephs Hos
pital, where her recovery i» considered doubtful.
JONES MAY CONTROL WASHINGTON.
Portland. Ore.. Aus 24.— Fielder Jones, former
manager of the Chicago American league team,
intimated to-day that 1., bad secured, or would
»oon secure, a controlling interest in the WashlDg
s4B c!uj> nt tfc» American Ltaju*.
LIKELY TO SAME JEROME.
Tammany Respects His Ability as
Campaigner on East Side.
District Attorney Jerome's avowal of his Inde
pendent candidacy to succeed himself did not cause
unusual stir in political circle^ for the reason that
it was expected. It has been expected ever since
the dinner at Delmonico's last spring.
The Tammany district leaders have received the
lip" that Jerome is likely to be. nominated to suc
ceed himself by the Tammany County Convention.
Mr. Jerome has a strong personal following with
the rank and file or the organization. Sheriff Foley
has never failed to sound his praises, and the Sul
livan* think highly of him. This probably is partly
l>ecaus<e they reiser; hi* ability as a campaigner
an the East Side, and partly because he lias twice
For the present the Republicans do not seem to
"warm" to the Jerome Idea. They believe that he
is going to be nominated by Tammany, and if he
is they do not wish to consider 1 im further.
A representative of William K. Hearst called on
Charles F. Murphy the other day and asked about
the probability of Jerome's being named by Tam
many. He was told that Jerome stood well with
ii . Tammany district leaders, but that the county
convention would decide the question when it met.
It is generally believed that if Mr. Hearst and
Mr. Murphy should come to an understanding about
nppartlns Gaynor for Mayor, Mr Hearst would
insist that Tammany drop Jerome and put Clar
ence J. Shearn on the county ticket. Powerful
Jinan, interests. which always have the enr of
Tammany Hall In a municipal campaign, are
friendly to Jerome and 1 ..-tile to Shearn. and th«
wise ones in the organization believe that nt the
final "show down" Murphy will name Caynor for
Mayor and Jerome for District Attorney, and let
Mr Hearst oppose the ticket if he sees fit to do so.
As nearly a* can be learned at this time the
<*itizens fnlon Is cold toward Jerome, and so Is
the <\.mmittee of One Hundred. Various labor
representatives in the «\>mmittee of One Hundred
do not hesitate to denounce Jerome as unfaithful
to the labor men. and they will do their utmost
to prevent the Committee of One Hundred from
helping along his candidacy.
I/Xl) 1)1! Ii Alt HEWS HifDY.
Spencer Trash Discovers It Floating
in Lake George.
Glens Falls. N. V . Aug. 2*— The body of Dr.
Arthur Barber, of Orangfe. N. .i . who was drowned
:•; I«ake <;•<•:;:•• on August 4. was found to-day
near Three Brother* [aland by Bpeneer Trunk, the
New York banker Dr. Barber was drowned from
his launch while crossing the lake alone. It Is sup
posed that be iiwamc dizzy and Fell overboard.
Mr. Trask informed <"aptaln O. M. Smith, of Lake
Geors* Village, alto, t«c«tber with Coroner Burt.
went to the seme and towed the body to the shore.
The parents of Dr. Barber were to start drugging
again to-day in hope* of recovering the body. The
burial will be at Fort Edward, the home of Cicero
Barber, fjther of the drowned man.
GOULD DIVORCE HANGS FIRE
Justice Geigerich Refuses to Sign Final De
cree in Lawyer's Absence.
Then* was another hitch yesterday in the signing
of the final decree of divorce obtained by Mrs.
Helen Kelly Gould against Frank .1. Gould. The
case was on the Supreme Court calendar for dis
position <in Monday, but was adjourned until yes
terday lieeause of the absence of a necessary docu
ment. This error was rectified.
w>.. i. tl..t 1 .. ...--• v..»s called ronterday there was
:i court to tinki Urn motion bofora J-.istice
Hnal d'-.re.- and it went over
The ljiwy. • I » Ml* QOttld evidently
believed tiial 1 .is pn senee in :rt and personal
sul, mission ..f paper* "ti ■ n»ere f^rm.-il motion were
ry. but Justi.- Gtewcrtch mould not
BADLY HURT WHEN CAR HITS TRUCK.
Man Thrown to Street from Latter Has a
k was struck by Car So. I.XT) of the
.• line. Brooklyn, yesterday nfternoon.
■a n i->:". PTIIUani Buma, of I'nst lMh
Brooklyn, was thrown
•r->- and »«u lies in the Coney Inland Re
sufferins froni > fractured skull.
t tl.e baopttal say that there Is
Uttfc . • • af his n svetr.
■ !]•• bay trurk with Buma were Reuben
Williamson, the driver, of K.i^t l>*ih street and
■ ! i>t» r (Tan wTostsriny;, of Knst
V bath Of whom wer-* also
1 from the tr'i. k. r«-.-.ivn k j-e\ere bnatoaa
• . • :i years old. Of X«. 23
who was sitting on the front
f the 1 • v enr. was struck l>y v hale of
in UM truck. She was taken to the Bea
, !ifT Baj ' : B. BOar by, where ail the Injured were
by the hospital Miiffons Burns was
.. nas whose condition n»-'-ess:tated removal
N.iti.r th<- motortnan nor the constants* Of tiie
ii.r \»i.s stooad andst arr.st.
SAYS GUARDSMEN DESERTED RANKS.
Charges of 14th Regiment Officer Being In
vestigated by Colonel Foote.
Colonel John 11. Foote Of the 14th Regiment.
Brooklyn. Is investigating charges brought against
Second Lieutenant J. li. Devlin, First Sergeant
B. K. l>-ed, Quartermaster Sergeant J. C. Hardy,
Sergeant P. K. Ha relit and rive privates, of Com
pany I. !>y First Lieutenant J. J. Dorm Mr. Dona
reiwirts that the rain that fell on Tuesday morning.
August 17. caused the men to drop out of the ranks
while they wre taking part in the war game near
Boston According to the officer. Mr. Devlin deter
miii'-d to go in out of the rain first, and expressed
his opinion of those who did not know enough to
follow his example. The result was that the com
pany lost all its officers, with tint exception of
Cantata Charles Wolff and Mr. Dorm
The nine left the rank* at Rock Station and look
the rat train for home, according to the charges.
i'olonel Foote has Issued a letter to the regi
ment, in which he declares that he is proud of
their showing, mentioning the long march through
the rain on Tuesday. He conveys to them the con-
Cnitulatlons of General Bliss and staff.
CAPTAIN GALVIN TIRED OUT.
Seeks Mount Clemens Cure for Illness Caused
by Successful Clean-up Campaign.
As the result of his strenuous labor* in cleaning
up Chinatown, compared to which the Augean
labors of Hercules were mild, captnin Galvln of
the Elizabeth street station has broken down and
will seek a cure at Mount Clemens. inj received
Indefinite leave of anssneo yesterday
Since his elevutlon to the post of captain, six
months ago, the youngest commander of a precinct
has worked twenty hour* out of the twenty-four.
He has driven two hundred white women from the
Chinese quarter, closed gambling places and made
many excise arrests.
Besides all this, he has had the Elsie Sigel case
and two difficult Chinese murders to grapple with.
a threatened war of the Hip Sings and on f.eonfcs,
of which the Chines* Minister gave warning, was
averted, and Captain <;rtlvln spent three days and
nights In the quarter with Inspector Daly and fifty
"Wily g'.ad Galvin go!" won the comment in
Chinatown last night when word was passed
around of th* captain's leave of absence.
CHICAGO'S POPULATION 2.500.000 .
Chicago. Aug. Two and one-half millions
population for Chicago was the estimate made to
day by the compilers of the new city directory.
w»ii<-h will be out this week. The figur<s given are
2.4.7r,#i>. based on the 7CS,(>jO names In the directory.
Tlw Increase over last year l» estimated at 33.&U0.
W. K. VANDERBILT, JR, FINED $15.
William X Vanderiiilt. jr. who «■» arrested on
| in Mount Vernon for speeding, was on
BSsd vrtuaon for the hearing yesterday
*a He nut m th>- aourtrassa rending a new*
■ :<• ti..- . ase was called.
4uiii|- Ci|| JuU«« Qtf niita Mr. Yunderbllt fu.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRTBT'NE. WEDNESDAY. MOIST 25. 10M.
PURE FOOD MEN CLASH
Secretary Wilson and J. Q. Emery
at Odds Over Benr.oate Question.
Denver, Aug. 24.— A tilt over the merits of the
Rrm»n referee board, appointed, at the Instance
of President Roosevelt, to investigate the uses of
benzoate of soda as a preservative, took place be.
tween Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Agriculture and J. Q. Emery, of Wisconsin, presi
dent of the Association of State and National Food
and Dairy Departments, at the session of th« an
nual pure food convention here to-day. President
Emery attacked the finding* of the Remsen board
and charged Secretary Wilson with blocking a re
inreatigatton. Secretary Wilson warmly defended
"I wish we had the money to procure them for
the Department of Agriculture." he said, "and I
hope they will be given a fair hearing here."
Mr. Emery Instantly resented this remark and
repeated his charge that the Secretary had blocked
the appeal to the President for a reinvestlgatlon
of the bensoate subject.
"Prior to that time at the convention In Mackl
nac, you gentlemen had condemned our entire de
partment at Washington," retorted the Secretary,
"and 1 did not think you were the proper material
to make a supreme court out of."
Further debate was Interrupted by adjournment.
Recommending a breaking away from the fed
eral pure food laws as not meeting the neces
sities of the individual states, Mr. Emery urged a
wide breach between the state commissioners and
Secretary Wilson. He favored the submission to
each mate Legislature of the model pure food
law proposed by Dr. E. F. I.add, State Food Com
missioner of North Dakota.
No sooner had these views been expressed than
a dozen other speakers contended that a breaking
away from the federal laws would result in a
chaotic multiplicity of state laws all out of har
mony with one another.
"The housewife would be unable to determine
from the variety of labels just what she was buy
ing." declared one speaker.
It was finally determined that the whole subject
should be thrashed out and reported upon by a spe
cial committee. On this committee are Dr. L..idd.
Dr. M. A. Scovelle, Islington, Ky.; James Foust,
Harrisburg, Perm.; Dr. W. 11. Blgelow, Bureau of
Chemistry. Washington; A. C. Bird, Lansing.
Mich.; R. A. Pearson. Albany, and R. M. Allen.
Food experts from ev~ry part of the country, ln
cludinc Chief Chemist H. W. Wiley and repre
sentatives of the United States Dairy Commission
and the Bureau of Animal Industry, were present
nt the opening of the convention to-day.
More than one hundred addresses are to be made
[.. fora the convention closes. Dr. Wiley is to dis
cuss "Bleached Flour," and other subjects range
from "What Is Whiskey?" to "How to Keep Oysters
Fresh Without Preservatives."
ik;ht or eu reward.
Jersey City Police Send Mortimer
Jewels to Xciv York.
The Jewelry of Richard Mortimer was hurriedly
taken from Police Headquarters in Jersey City
yesterday and delivered to Brelcer A i'o.. the
Fifth avenue Jewellers, ss It was learned that legal
action would be taken to settle a dispute as to who
Is entitled to the reward of 15.000. A writ of at
tachment taken out for Thomas I.ourl arrived too
late to Ket possession of the gems.
lotirl ami his lawyer apprised the police of the
presence of the diamonds In the Italian colony,
yne of the diamonds out Of a tiara in tht* collec
tion was given to Mrs. I»uri. who designed to have
It M-t In a ring. She >arned that the stone was
Captain l.arhlns asked the police commissioners
last night for permission to receive a reward, ant
it was granted. It Is expected that the reward will
be divided by the police. Ijourl and his wife and
the Italian laborer Catnpanella who picked up the,
l»ox of gems from a seat In the cabin of the fer y
t>oat where the absent-minded banker had left
it in Ills haste to make his train for Tuxedo
PUPPY BITES CHILDREN
Animal, Suddenly Infuriated. Turns on Those
Who Petted It
A small conch dog, owned by Charles .1. Sullivan.
of N>>. s*o Van Cortlnndt Park avenue, Yonkers,
turned on Miss Alice Sullivan, the owner's sister,
yesterday, and after biting her four times, ran to
McLean avenue, when* It attacked and Injured
three children. One of them, Martha Karl, the
three-year-old daughter of William .1. E;irl. a con
tractor. Is In a serious condition, the animal hav
ing torn her arms and ankles.
The <log. a puppy, was a great pet with the
children. It gave no trouble until to-day, when
Miss Sullivan, who had noticed that the animal ap
peared ill. went Into the garden and stooped down
to stroke Its head. The. dog sprang savagely upon
her. taking her so completely by surprise that It
had twice Imbedded Its teeth In her hands and
torn her dr'-ss before she could make an effort to
When she started to run the animal pursued her,
and again attacking her, bit her twice on the right
tec. Th»- dog then darted Into the street, and
after running a block, dashed Into the group of ten
Police lieutenant Joseph Vnn Rtenbergh stunned
the canine with his club and the children were
attended at their homes. The dog was Kent to the
Health Department, where It will be kept under
ol.se rvatlon for ten day*, to determine whether 1»
was afflicted with rabies.
BREWER HAS HIS NAME CHANGED.
Says GburkowsVi Is Not as Good as Brenner
in His Business.
Valentine OLurkowskl hud two good reasons to
give Justice Amend for his desire to have the Su
preme Court change his name to Valentine Brenner.
Tha petitioner U a brewer, who lives at No. 352
Kast 50th street.
Mis reasons were, first, that when he came from
lii-rmanv five years ugo he applied for his first
citizenship papers under the nam-- of Brenner, th:it
liavlitK been the name of an uncle. Now he finds
that he cannot obtain his final papers bacavssj he
dtd not use Ills right name in taking out his first
papettt, And the other reason Is that Oburkow.skl -
well, "Hrenner the Brewer"— sounds more euphoni
ous. Justice Amond granted the petition.
SHOWER OF ROCKETS UPSETS DRAMA.
Open Air Theatre and Pittsburg Society
[I«V Tel'irrsph to The Tribune. )
Pittsburg. Aug. 24.— Art and fireworks had a duel
last night in Oakland. Art was routed when ex
ploding skyrockets from Forbes Field, just as the
death scene In the last act of "A Midsummer
Night's Dream." presented by the Ben Greet Play
ers, was being enacted, showered over the Schen
ley Hotel lawn with several hundred of Pittsburgh
society as an audience. The sparks and noise from
Barney Dreyfusn's hippodrome, on Forbes Field,
finally routed the players across the street, as well
as their audience. As a result of the Forbes Field
annoyance the open air theatre, which has been
running all summer on the Schenley lawn, will
likely be abandoned. #
"AL" WOODS BUYS THEATRE.
"AT Woods, the New York theatrical man.
bought the Bayonne Opera House. In Bayonne. N.
J . last night. The sale was made by ex-Recorder
l-azanih. who bought the building at a receiver's
sale two weeks ago for $1*5,000. This figure In
cluded a ten-year lease on the Bijou Theatre. Mr.
Woods will open the Rayonne theatrical season next
Wednesday night wit*-. "The Three Twins."
TROLLEY CARNIVAL ON LONG ISLAND
Ijong Islanders are preparing to celebrate to-day
the completion of the first cross-island trolley line,
tluntingtoii. Farmtngdale. Amltyvllle and half a
dozen hamlets will take part In the carnival. Presi
dent Ralph Peters of the Lrong Island Railroad
Company, which owns the trolley line, has ar
ranged that the cars shall carry passengers free
all day. There will be a dinner at the chateau dcs
lieaux Arts, on liuntlngtoii D«y.
CANNOX TO FOWLER
Speaker's Tar! Reply to Congress
(From the last edition of yesterday's Tribune)
[ny Telegraph te The Tribune
Maeklnac Island. Mich.. Aug. 23.— Speaker
Cannon, hurt, angry and sore, used strong lan
guage to-night about Representative Charles
N. Fowler and the Fowler letter. .
"Why In should I notice Fowler?
asked the Speaker, in biting tones, when proof
*h«ets of the Fowler letter were handed to him.
He left Congressman McKlnley. of Illinois;
ex-Senntor Hemenway, of Indiana, and Alvln
T. Hurt, whose house' guest he In on Macklnae
Island, to read at length what Mr. Cannon said
was a screed.
Mr. Cannon read it nil. The cigar tenderly
was placed at rest under Mr. Hurt's Mr lamp
The Speaker looked it over carefully, growling
to himself from time to time, with one home
spun clad leg cocked over the other, until he
had finished. " /
"(let your pencil." paid the Speaker, and he
answered Mr. Fowler's attack as follows:
•'I have glanced at Representative Fowler's
letter. To those who have the patience to read
his letter, If any such there be, it will appear
that when. In the exercise of the duties thrown
upon me as Speaker of the House of Repre
sentatives. I failed to make him chairman of
the Committee on Ranking and Currency, to his
mind I became thoroughly sejilsh ond generally
a bad citizen and Representative.
"Mr. Fowler and myself both are members of
the national House of Representatives, and I
am perfect ly willing that my action In not ap
pointing him chairman of the Committee on
Hanking and Currency shall be Indorsed or con
demned by our colleagues of the House of Rep
"This Is all I Jeslre to say touching his letter."
"Will you speak specifically of any of the items
In the Fowler arraignment?"
"Why the should I answer him?" said
Speaker Cannon. "He Is a Joke. AH of Con
gress knows he is a joke."
"Well, what about his specific charges as re
gards the alleged packing of the conference
committee on the tariff bill?" the Speaker was
"Put that question specifically and I will an
swer It." he replied.
"Was the conference committee on the part of
the House nam< d through any arrangement be
tween yourself and Senator Aldrich. or were
the House conferrees named In the manner or
form as charged by Representative Fowler?"
was the categorical question submitted to
Speaker Cannon. This is the dictated reply of
"It is beneath my contempt or dignity to
notice any statement made by Fowler that th»re
was any sort of an agreement by which the
House tariff conferrees were named. It is below
This ended the Cannon interview, the Speaker
closing with the statement that he would not
further dignify the Fowler letter by discussing
It. publicly or privately.
"I am through with Fowler and the Fowler
letter," declared the Speaker. This. however,
did not end his comment privately.
"There never would have been an emergency
currency bill." said a member of the House
to-night, "If the great majority of the Repub
lican side had not ilatly put down the heel on
the Fowler neck and lgnnmlniously discharged
him and his committee from further considera
tion of measures over which he now yowls like
a homeless stray at midnight, with the moon
rising at the side of the Washington Monu
HKr GUN WORK BEGINS.
Mr. Illnthrop Sees Effect of Pro
jectiles on Torpedo Hoat ()'lirien.
Norfolk. Va.. Aug. 24- Assistant Secretary Wtn
throp of the navy wai still with the Atlantic bat
tleship fleet to-day uhaoi i rug the evolutions and
target work of the ships under cleiir skies on the
Southern drill grounds. It is expected that he will
continue with the Meet through to-morrow.
Th.»t Mr. Winthrop iniKl't witness battle practice
work hy the fleet with the torpedo boat (>' Hrlen
and battle practice Viarjce No. 2 as uctual tar
gets. Ihes* craft were called for to-day h) Admiral
Schroeder und were qulcklv tMspatcht-d by naval
tugs to Hampton Roads where they were taken In
tow by the battleship VlrKintu. which proceeded
•with them t>> th>- drill grounds. The battla practice
begun late t! Is afternoon ami will continue through
to-morrow. The o'Hrien, filled with cork t.. keen
her afloat should projectiles penetrate her s!.*-ll
eovered frnmework. has upon her deck Impnnhwd
musts with canvas stretch*.! between, at which the
guns of the fleet are aimed while t ri »* battleship*
are steaming to ■ direction eppoatta to that in
which the O*Brts*. ts being towed by tags. The hnt
tle practice l.iir«e is a ci^ 1 1 -shaped craft, especially
constructed at the Norfolk yard for the present
work Of the fleet. The K uns of the flrlnt? ships ar«
aimed directly upon this as it hi towed over the
In a moderately calm sea. with the wind Mowing
only eight miles fr-.m the sea. Secretary Wtnthrop
transferred tr..tn ship to ship thN fmenooa as tha
fleet continued its gunner] d* motistra^i.>r.s with
anchored rails as tar*:, ts
•The American navy to-day tends the world in
training its gun rrewa and its ablMty to puncture
a t.'irx<»t >•. the enemy." waa the message hi ought
from Mr. Wlathroa by omcen >omnt m from the
fleet at se:i. Tl\» get rotary Is much pleased at th»
work Of the fleet already witnessed by him and bl
looki:iK forward to still greater accompHahmenta i>y
The. torpe<lo bout ICtrholaon, wh;<-li has also been
fitted up for buttle practice work, will not be used
until Inter in the week
•HOUSEWIVES LUCRETIA BORGIAS. 1
"The Average Icebox Is a Charnel House,"
Says Dr. Wiley.
Dearer, Aug. S4 Modern housewives are veritable
I.ucretia lailglaa declare,! Pr Mnrvey \V. Wiley,
chief chemist of the Agricultural I »eprirtment. who
i.3 here lo attend the national eonrenthWl of PUT*
food and dnlry commissioners.
"The. m.xlern l.ucrethi." he Said, "is here In
floi-ks. using the telephone, hiiii'linc out pobMM fr.'in
the Icehox. from the i. roller arid the skillet and
from the little tlu* Of f'">d she buy* when tireath
lessly rttSMng home after her exciting brldg* gamoa
al the club.
'"It Is the duty of e\ cry woman, whether she Is a
hOUSeWtf* or not. to inform herself on the laws of
hygiene. The average kjohna is a enamel house,
which not only holds death, t>ut aavenda it. An i,
too, ninny housekeepers allow disorder ami uii
cleanliness t< > prevail in their kitchens and larders
through Ignorance ..r indifference.
"They would rather pick out ii Bsethovea sonata.
read an lhsen play it memorize a bftdsMl nil- than
triic«- B BtoaaahM M Ha aafcl and eradicate it in the
Interest 0< family aaftty."
No other collar fabric is as strong
and as durable as the fabric spe
cially woven for
llr.. 3 for 83e.
ritietf. |Vuh«d« * <'0.. Mt»krr».
ARROW CUFFS 25 cents a pair.
ARMY AND NAVY .NOTLS
Court of Inquiry to Investigate Sink
ing of the Naval Tug Nezinscot.
IFrom Th« Tribune Bur«au.]
Washington. August 21.
TO INVESTIGATE SINKING OF TUG.-Tbe
Navy Department will appoint a court of inquiry
to make a thorough Investigation of the circum
stances attending the recent sinking of the naval
tug mil 111 • and the consequent loss of four
lives with m special view to fixing the ' a '; 3" and
responsibility for the catastrophe. A naval court
of inquiry will be appointed to-morrow charged
with that special duty. It will probably convene at
the Boston navy yard, as most of the necessary
visitors are In that vicinity.
While battling against heavy seas in a northerly
gale on August 11. the N>ainscot. commanded by
Captain "Ned" Evans, a merchant fU.it, turned
turtle off Cape Ann. Mass.. and sank in about
thirty fathoms of water. Four of her crew lost
their lives, whOa nine Other* including the cap
tain's wife and boy. reached land after a hard
ADMIRAL SWINBURNE RETIRF.S.-Rear Ad
miral Swinburne, who holds a longer record
for s.i service than any of his contemporaries,
was transferred to the retired list to-day, when he
attained the age of sixty-two. Twenty-six years
of his forty-three years of nwlM were spent at
sea. He was promoted t • his present rank July
22. I9M The following month he was detailed
commander in chief of the Pacific squadron, and
In such capacity served until ■ •heel time ago.
when he was assigned to duty at the Naval War
C 4lege at Newport. R. I.
OfUDBM InsU Kl> Tki Wh»whag orders have
First Uaul -aatr- JAMIS. F. BHJU ALMS B • BAR"
BER an.l THOMAS H. F.MKKs».N and S^n.l Ueu
lenan'i CDWARII U. ARDEItT. ROOKR '. ALEX
ANDER an.l riIARI.ES* I* H AM., eojas of *n«»
seem to engineer school. Washington Barracks, and
~. ■.-.n.i I>ut«naat CLARENCE E. I- WIRDI
VANT corps of pnjrlne^rs. to Washington llarrack*.
mat ' UniiHui i 1.1 jam H. K<.shi corps of easj
risers, from Seheneeta.ly. September 1". to Washing
ton Itarracks. en<ln»er school.
Resignation ..f First IjMMtM i. A. AW I* S*th In
rantrv a.-cept^.l. In take *!T*ct iteptember 1.
First Ueuteaant FHKX> W. HKRSULKIt, 4th Cavalry.
lo Walter K«wd General Hospital. I'Utrtct of Colum-
Dental*" Surgeon ROHEUT 11. lOUJi from Fort Ihwsai
in Fort Rllej for temporary duty, vice Dental Sur
aeos KMMKTT J. ."RAM, grante.l two months'
leaves of ay>»en.-»: IJ«itenant Colonel TSF.N'JAMIN' H.
CHF.EVKR. .1.1 Cavalry, one in. nth from August 27:
rim iJamr— i II J.I AM " ••(TUinK. m«!t<-a[
reserve corps, one month from September 1
Captain E. E. WRIGHT, to navy yard. Philadelphia
Ensign H. J. FitKXl'H. detached from the Maryland;
to naval hospital. Mare Islaml.
Midshipman 11. GIBSON, to the Idaho. .-_.•'_,
Mll.Mhii.ii.au «. K. CALHOUX. from naval hospital. New
port- to naval medical school hospital. Washington.
I-asiied Assistant Surgeon A. M. FAfNTIJ-JROT. .1-tache-l
from the Hartford August '£>. leave one mentn.
MOVEMENTS OF WARSHIPS— The following
movements of vessels have been reported to the
Auk 2° The ■ l/sal*. at San Francisco; the Cumber
land and '■- lenturket, at Newport.
Auk -t— Th- Penturket. at navy yard. X»w Tort; th»
Stirling, at Charleston. S. ■'. the Hannibal, at Iws-
Aujr. 24--Th«« Charleston, the Cleveland, the Denver, the
OalTeala* and the Chattssooaja, at ililnywanstao.
Auk. 89— The I'entucket. from Newport for navy yard.
Aujr." — The Olvmpla. the Cr.!cn«o, the Hertford, and th»
Tonopah. from Newport for Bblosioa's Islam); th»
KurTilo. from Honolulu f->r Sun fVaaelsro the Sup
ply from Honolulu for CJuam; IBS Drutus. from D«b
ton' for Hampton Roads: the Hull, the Truxtun and
the Whlpple." from Seattle for Hood's Canal, Wash
ington: the Perry an.l th« Hopkins, from Seattle for
Case Inlet. Washington.
ADMIRAL SPERRY TO COMPLETE WORK
Will Tinish Special Duty at Newport Naval
Washington. Auk. 24.— For the B*wpSS* of en
abling him to complete certain work in whfch he
Is engaged, orders ban been baaed at the Navy
Department continuing Rear Admiral c S. sperry
on special duty at the Naval War CoUese, at New
port, after i is retirement on September 3 on ac
count of ;ige. when that hi finished it is* expected
the admiral will retire from active duty.
BATTLESHIPS BUILDERS HAPPY
The South Carolina's Trial Trip Off the Dela
ware Capes a Success.
l<sue*. Del., Abb. -The hattl#!«hij> gown Caro
linn brought Joy to the heart« of her builders in
her trial tr'p to-dnv by surtasslnß the record of her
sister -h'(. the Michigan, by three-tenths of a knot
and exceeding the government requirement:* by
almost Ihian unafaH* of a knot. The new battle
ship finished the standardisation runs to-.lay. her
average speed for five consecutive runs betag 19.23
To-morrow the South Carolina will start on a
four-hour endurance run. when she must maintain
the government requirements* of 18> 3 knots, after
which aha will start on two twenty-four-hour runs
at sea, being required in the first twenty-four hours
to maintain, without a stop or hitch of any kind, a
speed of seventeen knots. The second twenty-four
h^iirs must ■■ at a spesd of twelve knots.
The ship's engines have boea giving per:- sat
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isfaction, and her bolldm feel confident she will
fill all requirements. The weather n far has bert
perfect. The South Carolina will not return •«
Philadelphia until all the tests are completed, about
NAVY STILL LEADS AT CAMP PERKT.
New York Drops to Fourth Place in National
Camp Perry. Ohio, Aug. 24.— The second .!ay of
the national rifle contests on the ifKO-yat
■ana* ended with the ratted States navy stil! la
the van, with 2.2P2 points. Massachusetts. whleS
was second this morning. is second to nisht. Th»
United States inf.intry, which was sixth last nisSt,
Is now thin!; New 1 -'■<■ feU from thlnl ti> fourth.
Ohio pulled up from ninth to fifth, the Unite!
States Naval Academy fell from fourth t<» sixth,
Wisconsin mads seventh from tifteenth. lowa **
driven from fifth to eighth, Pennsylvania trjn
eighth to ninth, and the Tnif.'d ****** Maria*
Corps Jumped from eighteenth to twelfth.
The leaders scored as follows:
Aimi yds) ».<*■<> yi»- Totsi !
rnited states Xav, «•'; s*| a*fl
lnlt*-<l -tutes Infantry £;•» -^ £1%.
22 Yr> :::: ;~Sa §m IS
tnite.l St^t.s Nnral Acn.lemv m »U -J; J
Wtoeomta • - • ■ ■ •;;;;;;;; % i«
low a ...-..• 513 i
l-nite! Itatra Marines -v* 3W ~l» |
WOMAN DIES AT 105.
Boston. Aug. ■-•»■ Mrs. Mary I!*nni*tn •' "' 1 •
d..> at her home, in Rosbury. at the ase of ■
She w.us a native of Ireland.
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