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LONGEST AIR FLIGHT V rAULHAS BREAKS ALL RECORDS AT RHEIMS A Trip of ? Hours 53 Minutes 21 Seconds, Covering 83 Miles— Curtiss's Flight. Pe'henv Plain, nheims. Aug. 25. — Another *«"»"•' exploit was added to the marvels of aviation Week to-day, when M Paulhan. IBM plucky French aeronaut, broke the world's rcc prd in a wonderful flight af 2 hours ;.:'. minutes end 2* seconds. During twenty minutes at the time M. Paulhan contended against ji heavy rain »nd wind Storm. tin previous official record for time in the air was made by Wilbur light at Mane on December 31 — 2 hours 20 minutes and 5' 1 * seconds. The unofficial record was 2 hour* -~ minutes and I*. second?, made by M. femnTT at Munitions. M Paulhan*a new rer- for distance was an-Mit 134 kilometres, or tt miles Hi made thirteen circuits of the course, and the wind pquMll passed a.« he was coming down the homestretch for the la.«» time gimuitaneoufly the dlriplNe Colonel Renard ap peared to the westward through the smoke of tfc* city of Rhetms. When M. Paulhan finally came down it araa t^^f^l«se the fifty- litres of furl which he car ried 1n bis tank was exhausted. He paid imme diately after he landed that both the machine and the revolving self-cooling Gnome motor had Stood UP perfectly, end that he could have con tinued indefinitely if the tank had been replen ished. £c one »ho witnessed the marvellously Im presslre flight now entertains the plicht<-«t doubt that aerial navigation with lieavier-than alr machines has a wonderful future. START MADE IN BRISK BREEZE. Ptarting In s twelve-knot nreze portly before 4 o'clock, with the avowed intention of cmi pMing the fifty kilometre* liefnre 5 o'clock. In crder to liar his less venturesome rivals who desired to await calaaer air. M. Paadhaa not only accomplished bis original purpuoa but nou llnued to circle tare vHFt ; lam until his tank ÜBjs literally empty. Thirteen times h* inado the circuit. Even when « shower, accompanied by a high wind, sudd nly broke, tbe intrepid pilot dM riot falter. I'« battled In the t^rth of th^ rain »nd wind far ten minute* up one l<ngtli ef the <viurM>. and the anxious spectators a^iihrid the Mruggle against the elements in rp»llboun<3 a imiratlon. uTh«u he areeded "■ rf*undinp the turn the e\cJtement and enihu steam broke into a frenric-d r<«r. Going aVewu on the wings of the •wind. M. raulhan made up for the time lost In righting tgainpt it Fortunately the storm v. as of brief <t!on As the time approached when it was erident that he. would beat th* Wright record th*> excitement was intense, «nd the crowds rat Vied out of the. tribunes each time he pa.«sed. 'dwscriruy and shouting words of encouragement. 'it one moment there, was an enchanting pi>-t- W*. as the aeroplane floated in the blue sky «Kh a beautiful rainbow in the background. «hV the approaching dirigible. Colonel Renard. *» Silhouetted again the black clouds banker! the * * r l«Mi. Am M I»»«»!haTi-V»r<»h*»'<W Satid distance records the jubilation of the aantators was beyond description. The Atneri ana Joined the French and other foreigners In ferine tribute to the courage of the aeronaut. Exhibition flights meanwhile were being given *f MM Sommer. l>e Blanc, Latham, RougW. Tamndler. Bleriot, Gobron and Bunau-Varilla. ■alaHhourh they offered a wonderfully impres slre sig^.! as they heeled and circled ana in the gathering dusk they were practically for ganaa in the intensity of interest as to how far PMlhac would go- ELERIOTS RECORD NEARLT EQUALLED. M. Paulhan descended near the- back turn, tad it v.as announced that the committee had gamed him permission to replenish his tank on the field to permit his return with his own power. Everybody decided to await his appear ante, and it Is doubtful if on« hundred persons kit the tribunes, despite the lateness of the hour. While they waited. <ilenn H. Curtiss. the Araerican aviator, got out his machine for an effort to beat Bleriot's time of yesterday, and made a fast round, lowering hi* own time for the six and one-fifth miles to S minutes and 11 3-."» seconds, only sea-en and one-fifth seconds behind that of Blfrfot. It was dark when a great cheer arose as M. Paulhan again appeared and descended grace aally in front of the tribunes. The fence was tarn down in the rush to reach him, and he was born* on the shoulders of some of the most «*n eamiastic among the spectators, the crowd es corting him to th" box of the Marquis de Polig •ac, president of the committee on aviation, to ••celve. congratulations and have his health ■gag. In the midst of the mad enthusiasm M. Paul ' aaa's eye rested on a face in the crowd below. laatantly he stretched out his arms and turning broke his way through the throng In th« tribune, • moment later throwing himself into the arms of bis wife. Ills mother and father also wer« i there t<» embrace him end weep, and finally to i '.carry him off In triumph. M. Paulhnn is not an Inventor, but simply nn eaerator, who has taken rank to-night as the ' world's greatest professional. Th<- belief Ml I unanimous that he won the Prix de Champagne 'to-day, although the managers of the Wright , Thine intimate that they wl.'l have a try for • U la-morrow. The final day lor this contest is Friday. ' X. Ijef^hvre, with a 00-lltre tank, went out •Us afternoon In an attempt for the- prize, but I tank leaked, and M. I>febvr« was forced to : da«oend before he had gone three hundred yards. EXPERT OPINION DIVIDED. Experta ere greatly Impressed with the ex &bltioa of stability and regularity by M. Paul •■■a'a machine. They are now divided Into two •■*■» on the question of the superiority of the ••Igbt model. The cellular type has given an '■*P"iaalie display of Its ability to fly in a wind. '■*■ many are Inclined to attribute this to the ♦solving motor, which acts as a gyroscope. i , %J** only •'■'■* <i# ** lt of the day was the capslz ■» or M. itougier Just before dark. He was i ■■■V alight Injured, although his machine was Wed. - * lth "»«h M. faullian covered 184 kilometres. • >J"e distance allowed him for the Prix de Cham i*JP* is only 131 kilometres, the turns being ; >mluaied. MM. ham and Lefebvre. the .°?J others who have so far qualified for the VJi rmr * nt"C * t "" t * have thirty-one and twenty-one ' . ,, f lon »ttre S , respectively, to their credit. * " d&1 * of th New York Hudson-Fulton ©el*. 'liM?° n ■**'• •*« l>y cable to Cortlandt- K. *»'ro ; A pro£ldpnt of the Aero Club of America. V ilie'^V* 1<» induce foreign aeronauts to visit f ; ■"' Hit n*** 4 Ktateii at the time of the festival. iho» t '- lh * n * 15 ' />rl(jt and most of the others. k «». have .nnanetuents in Belgium and L«etittatJ «a .tM •■.-.•! naaai i^^&z- * '^^•*— <_■ *^jtt. f% fc !SP^^m^R^^^jßp>^K»^^Ji^^^^^ i jh!r*w!^ g^g^^*m^n»mv^^g£ftgS^gam^Z^.^gfm»^». T.--^w. ri.m^-SSTnm, w«. wind. NEW- YORK. THURMDAY, AUGUST !*<;. 190J). TWP:L\E PAGES. >!\\l\ OPENS Till; WAR ADI A.\( i: i(. AI\ST MOOR> Column at Rest in ga — Duke and Marquis Serve as Privates. Mrlilla. AMg. IM. -It has l**en found Impossi ble to cut the March lea «'anal in less than four months <-f nork. General Marina. commander «>f the Spanish foreeo. is not wasting time m vain regrets, and decided to begin the advance. t\hirli started to-day, to nesting* along the >»afnm< The heat was Interne, but the men seemed to be glad that the long suspense was de.] and that the war had opened. The troops are in excellent *r!rits. «nd are greatly encour aged by the presence among them of the Puke of «saracosFa and tlie Marquis of Valle^errato. lv>th of whom ar*» serving as privates and ar«» treated in every respect as are the men. TH» Marquis of Valler^rrato travelled direct from Cambria I***1 *** University to volunteer. The concentration of the arhala array will oc cupy several days, and it is still uncertain when General Marina will Mart for the front. The commissariat Is In pood ahaßO, but the water supply Is a serious problem Two ships for con densing -water are hourly expected. ' On«.em*ct of fathirr to ron!«trtj»'t tU« can*l VtH h» to limit tho amount of artillery accem panjing the army, «<peclally quick-firers, as it. lie Impossible with the existing means of com munication to provide sufficient ammunition for thrm. Madrid. Aug. 2.1.— The preliminary movement against the Moors, which began yesterday, was made by a column composed of a regiment of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry and a bat tery of mountain artillery. It skirted tha i»*a coaFt under the protection of gunboats and reached Krstlnca without Incident QUIET DAY AT ARDES Mr. Harriman Sees Some Business * I ssoaatcs — Resting ( 'o m fort a bit/. Arden, N. Y. Aug. -'■ — K. H. Harrbnan spent ■ quiet day in nil new home at Tower Hill. In the afternoon he had a long conference with <*•- Judge Robert ■ Lmrott. hi- chief counsel, other business associates saw him i" a few minutes. Dr. W. a. Lyle. th" family physician, said late this evening that Mr. Harriman was resting comfortably. H«* said be was atlll exceedingly wrak, but that he was confident that a long rest would bring him back to his normal condition. Th.- physician said that Mr. Harriman would see other business associates to-morrow. Th" financier did not leave his houaa at any time to-day. Mr Harrhaaa uiumnnirntrd C P Ptord, th> supertnterd'-nt of the p.«tat«». on th«» work that - baan don« on the place ajnea he went to Buroi HAERIMAN'S OLDEST SON COMING. Passes Through Chicago on His Way to This City and Arden. Chicago, Aug. 25.— "altar A. Harriman, oldest con of Edward H. llnrrlman. passed through Chi cago to-day ■•" bis way to New York and Arden to see his father. Th» rewng man baa l«e»>ii working a* a chain man in a surveying Rang In the West with Uoule Krutt echmtt. >">ii of Julius Kiuttschnltt, one of Harri riiai»> Chief li« utenants. FOLLOW "S KITE TO DEATH. I: l Dragged Over Roof's Edge— . \ iiothcr Falh Three Stnrie*. A hay was killed lii Harlem yesterday and another Is probably dying in IJncoln Hospital. Th*- Bronx, as the result at falling from the roofs of tenement houses on which they were, flying kites. James Martin, eleven years old. irf No. |ft East 146 th street, received a fractured Kkull and Is not aiDartad to live. Edward Bean lon, one year older, was killed Instantly when he fell five stories from the roof of No. 124 Eant 107 th Htrei-t. Big skull was fractured and his »*ck bratstu. His home was at No. 160 Kant io«th atraat IMward was flying a big box kite at the end of a stout htring. A atrong gust of wind lifted it and the kite dragged the boy. who weighed only sixty-five poundti, over the edge of the roof. The kite then began to descend with his weight and for a time It looknd aa if he would reach the yard in safety. Ills fee.t caught on the. sill of a window on the third floor, however, and when he finally got free he shot to the flagging with great t The Martin hay was flying his kite from the roof of the three story house In which he lives when a Rust of wind wrenched the string- from his lingers. !!•• started after the string as it dragged over the ri»of and was Just about to put Ills fiM.t on it when he slipped and fell into lh*> airshaft. He was picked up by his brother an\l carried ta the Losplut MEIJLLA. FROM WHICH THE SPANISH ARMY IS ADVANCING ON THK MOORS. GENERAL MAKINA ENTERING UTS TENT ON THK OFTBKIRTB OP THK ITPT. MAI) D 0«; BITES BATiIKK CHASES CHILDRF.\ FROM mac // isto ri //;/.'. Exciting Scene* as* Youngsters Plunge in to Escape Animal, Which Policeman Kill ft. A for terrier. maddened hy a broken leg *n-1 starvation, rreated ■ panic amnnc mart v *n i hundred children bathing •»♦ ISM street and "■ K»st River yesterday afternoon, ami. after fol 1 •■>••■ in k the yountcsters into the writer, bit one of the boys who was swimming to escape. For twenty minutes volunteer llfeaairera stationed at the beach had all they could do to rescue boys, who. In aii effort to elude the <l"ff. had gone out beyond their depth. Th* injured boy i- Oaaer Molnar, thirteen years old. of No. ."M Kast I37th street. The index finger of his left hand was so badly torn Hi it it mHy have to be amputated. The fox terrier was first seen on the beach Tuesday, when it acted normally. Teatordaj H appeared again, limping, one of Re front legs betas broken, it went after the children, snap pins and growling as it ran. About Oft] Klrl!>. ail of tii. mi under sixteen years, were playing about on tha sand. As th* dog approached they ran screaming Into the water. Roy* also took to their heels and ran Into the water. Most of them could swim, and they struck out as hard as possible. The dog passed the girls and went after the boys. Young Molnar was not a strong? swimmer, and lagged behind the others. The dog overtook him in a few minutes. Hearing the animal •marling Just behind him. the boy turned, and as he put. up his hand to push the animal away It net Its teeth In his anger. The boy screamed and sank. Then the dog started after the other lads. The lifeguards saw the boys going far out and Immediately launched their dory. They first rowed toward the dog and struck it wit* an oar. The animal turned and swam back to the heath The guards kept on until they had reached th» boys furthest out. They quickly loaded the dory with them and took them ashore. They mad* five trips before all the children were landed. Patrolman Regan, of the Alexander avenue station, heard the cries of. the children, and ran to the beach In time to arc the dog come out of the water. He poked the brute with his stick and then ran. Th« dog followed, snapping at the policeman's trousers. In a building a block south the policeman cornered the dog in a hall way, and with one bullet ended his life. Dr. Baker, of Lincoln Hospital, treated young Molnar'» Injuries, and advised his mother to take him to the Pasteur Institute. MRS. MORRIS'S GIFT. Chicago Hospital for Medical Re search Memorial to Packer. — By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Chicago, Aug. 2.l.— Chicago la to have an In stitution for medical research similar to ■ that founded In New York by John I). Rockefeller. The new Institution Is the gift of Mrs. Nelson Mortis., widow of the packer, and the sum of $250,000 for the erection and furnishing of the institution has been given by her as a memorial to her husband. The hospital will be known as ihe Nelson Morris Memorial Institute of Medical Research. and will be connected with the Michael Reese Hospital. Mrs. Morris has been In Europe all summer and will not return until the latter part of September. It Is hoped the building will be ready for occupancy by next spring. PoutfhWf*pt-i* md ■ bark. - tame ' steamer. . i-jy L>lno's second boat; perfect ouiias. . jscca4va»— %&A\i % SPANISH TROOPS BEING I'RIVKN ON BY THFIR OfFfCTM AGAINST THF! HfJ li'oy I \ KILLED IS TV BE, Subway Guard's Segligence Causes Death of Large Realtt/ Owner. Th» n»g!ieence of * subway guard, it Is be lieved. IM to th« death last night of Mrs. Abi gail Shanley. eighty i*ar» old, one. of the pioneer* of th* Washington Heights action and a large owner of real estate there, who was fa tally Injured at the lilSth street and Broadway station of the subway. Through the premature starting of the train from whi--h the old woman was alie'itine her left leg was caught between the station platform and the train. She died in Washington Heights Hospital an hour later. Mips Alice Bhanley, who accompanied her mother, was knocked down and slightly injured. Tliey lived at No. .".TO West 17.:.! street. The train started while Mis Shanley had one foot on tha station platform and the other on the car. Miss A!!-' fa w her mother's danger and tried to pull her off th» car. Mrs. Shanley was thrown against lhf> door of the car by the sudden atari amj her left foot and leg were crushed between the station platform and the moving train. Miss Alice was thrown to the platform I . . her mother's body striking her. Some <in» on the train heard the .screams of several women on the platform and pulled the emergency cor.!. After Mrs. phanlej had been taken t<> the hospital the subway train continued on Its nay. Detect Coeajan. of the West 152 d Mrp*>t station, iter arrested the motorman. John J. •.•Hum The guard on the fourth car. In which th«» women were riding, could not be found, be cause, according to Train Dispatcher Baker, of the Interborough. he had been mixed up in a change of guards following the readjustment of guards after th*» rush hour. Baker promised to find him and turn htm over to the policed i 111 ifOKK OF t JOKER. Studs Out lupurt at' Shooting of A. G. Vmmderbm. Bqppoaedrj M a Jok*-. some one . ailed up the coroners' >>ttt<-> early this morning and said Al <i'<i ' '• \aii.i.i I'ili had been shot mi the Grand Union HOtal and tak»'!! to Hellevue Hospital The eoronera' secretary was hurried lo Relievu^ and therr Narneil that there uas no truth in tha report Half an hour later the coroners* office was again called up and a man. who said lie was Alfred G. Vanderbllt and that he was at the New York <lul>. wanted to know it" the of ficer had heard the report about Mr. Vanderbllt. Inquiry at the New York Club brought out that Mr. VanilerMlt was not a member of the club, had not been there and that no one had tele phoned from Its rooms to the coroners' office. ' mill later it was learned that Mr. Vandarhttt was at his rooms at the Plaza, and had been there all the evening. * The fake apparently spread through the the atre and restaurant district rapidly, for three cabs and an automobile called at Bel lev , *o Inquire about Mr. Vanderbllt. Those In the au tomobile— three women and two men were not readily satisfied. They insisted on looking at the ."dressing book." where record 'is made of persons who go to the hospital to have injuries attended and then leave, the Institution. • They didn't find the name Vanderbllt there, and they went away. Then appeared two hansom cabs, each containing a man and a woman, and they made the same inquiries and received the samo answer. • W" ~* ~ /- DROPPED TO DEATH. Mine ( 'age Brake Fails to Work, and It Falls J, 600 Feet. Mexico City. Aug. 25.— A special dispatch from'MateahKula says that fifteen miners were killed and thirty Imprisoned by the dropping of cage Into the La Pax mine there last night. The cable parted .through failure of th,- brakes and the men dropped 1..'."" feet. Tiie cage was >.. Nt to the rafters: of ".the- shaft bouse and the btroon 6aapped.the.cabl*," ' • • . -j TRIUMPHS LN FHYSICS .STY TO DO WORLDS WORK II HF\ ( O AL (rUES OUT. Sir ./. .7. Thomson Think* Roentgen Rajis the Mn*t Important Di» eocer% of the I*a*t Decade. Winnipeg Aug. £."».— Six hundred delegates are here from the lnited Kingdom, the United States and Canada, attending th» seventy-ninth annual convention of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The first meeting was called to order at noon to-day by Sir John Thomson, who followed the precedent of former presidents In reviewing in his annual address the recent developments In physics. The period which had elapsed since the organization last met in Canada, in IW7. he said, had been one of almost unparalleled activity In many branches of physics. First 11 importance among its discoveries he classed ihe ilontgen rays. It is not, however. lo tha nowet at pawMaaj dark places, important thou*li this is." he continued, "that the in fluence of R.ntgen rays on the progress of s<i eine has mainh been due. it is rather because, these raya mak- leases, and. indeed, solids and Bautda, through which t>iey pass conductors of elei-tricity. 'We have already made considerable prog res*, said Sir Joseph, 'in the task of discover ing what the structure of electricity is v. have known for sumo time that of one kind of electricity— the negative— and a very interesting one It is. We know that negative electricity is made up of units all of which are of the same kind, and that these un;ts can be obtained from all substance*." He stated his belief that this latter fact wa» true also of positive electricity. Thp speaker said he had not the slightest doubt that engineers would ultimately succeed in util ising the heat of the sun directly for powe,. -and when coa] in exhausted and our water power In adeauata." ha declared, "it may be that this !s the source from which we shall derive the en • rsy necessary for the world's w H* point.d out that the discovery ot radium has entirely alt* red the aspect of one of the most interesting geological problems— that of the age of the earth. Scientists, he said, had been forced to abandon Lprd Kelvins estimate, based theory that the earths crust is c-»oling at a form rate due : ■ the exhaustion of interior heat -that the aK»> of the planet | s less than one hun dred piUlion years. It has furnished another method, however, hy which It Is possible to de termine the age of a rock by measuring the amount of helium gas it gives off during * cer tain period. "The new discoveries made In physics ba fhj last few years." Sir Joseph concluded, "a; ideas and potentialities suggested by them have had an effect upon the workers in t akin to that produced bj literature by the Re naissance, it has quite dispelled the peaeimhNlc feeling, not um-omnv-! ■ t • ■ ,,_. years ago), that all th* Matwatfeaj ihjggj , < d£jaja*aawa\ and al! that was left was ? .. ■ 1 .!■ :::.'! rt\ lin the physical constant" FALLS 250 FEET TO HIS DEATH. Hod Carrier Stops for Word with Fellow Worker and Misses His Footing. Although accustomed to working at high alti tudes. Peter Itogan. forty-two years old. of Xo. ■ Kobblns avenue. The Bronx, made one mis step yesterday while at the top of the chimney of the power house of the New York Central A Hud son River Railroad, at 113 d street and -.. East River, and I:- 1 feet' to Instant death. There are two smokestacks at the power house, an.l It was decided recently to mak* one of them ten fret higher. With a carrier full of bricks on his nhoulder llokan had -almost reached the top of : .th« ladder. when he stopped to, speak to on* of .the. , mortar .nilxers on .a 'scaffold twenty feet below, the top. He looked down, mlssid his foot ifl*;an4 *eU:b4cJiwara, ; .. : . ".:":« : "s. PRICE THREE CENTS. BREAK I\ THE HIWDBED MEMBER OF COMMITTEE CALLS OS MURPHY. Chairman Outrsbridgc Surprised When T. J. Curtis Urges John A. Benscl for Mayor. Thomas J. Curtis, a member of the Comnatttaat of One Hundred, until recently president of th« Central Federated Union, in company wit two other labor organisation men called on Charles F. Murphy at Tammany Hall yesterday, and for about an hour urged him to nominate John A. Bensel. president of the Board of Water Sup ply, for Mayor on the Tammany ticket. % When Eugene H. Outcrbrid^e. chairman of th«» Committee of One Hundred, heard last night that Curtis, without consulting any member of the hundred, had gone tr> Tammany Hall in th* interest of a candidate he expressed surprise., "I cannot believe it." said he. "I think then* must be some mistake about it. No member of the Committee of One Hundred has been author ized to promote the interests of any candidate. I cannot believe that Mr. Curtis or any other . member of the Committee of On* Hundred has ursred Mr. Murphy to nominate any one. for Mayor.** The verification came from Mr. Murphy him self last night at the Democratic Club. "I would much prefer that you speak. to> Mr. Curtis and his two' friends about the purpose of their errand," said he. "They are in as good position to tali about It as any one." "You could tel! us what they wanted.'* it was suggest^!. "They wanted m<» to have John A. ; B n.">el nominated for Mayor," said Mr. Murphy. "Curtis was there. 1 take it. not a* a representative af the Committee of One Hundred, but in Ma pri vate capacity as a labor organization man." It might be well to ask Mr. Curtis himself about "Did you give them any encouragement?"* "; "<;.. and ask Curtis about it." said Mr. Mur phy. TAMMANY MEN AMUSED. When Tammany men learned that Curti«,.\<*hr» Is president of the Rock Drillers' Union, had urged Mr. Murphy to bring about the nomina tion of President Bensel. they were both Mar* prised and amused. "We thought the Committee of On* Kindred was <»»ainst us.'" said one nt the district lenders. "It looks as if •*urtte was trying to 'g-» next.*.** t^ V. hat will happen to ♦'urtis.ln the Committee* «f One Hundred i* i matter of conjecture. ; It. ls --»t at all unlikely that th* hnndred will, par emptorily request Corral to resign from - the committee. furtis has known President Benee.l forfivA or ■hi years. Mr. Bensel is strong with many of aha labor organizations. On the walla of Ma office are framed resolutions of the Central Fed erated Union and minor lab^r orajaniaaUons praising him for his official acts. In which it an pears he treated the labor men with distln mish*<! consideration. Mr. Behselwas chief engineer of the Dock Do twrttn»nt when J. Sergeant Cram. Charles .T. Murphy and P<»ter F. Meyer were i ijwiaiUMlan era under Mayor Van Wvck. WfioW la* tnieaana, pock Comraisslc^*'*" under Mayor McClellan- ha managed to retain the rood will of both tho Mayor and Charles F. Mfrphr. although there was a breach b?fvre»n Mr Murphy and th« Mayor. LABOR MEN AND BENSEI* Since hta connection with the Board of Water Supply contractors who w»r« suspected of a da- Mr* to get Catskill aqueduct contracts and then do the work with the cheapest kind of labor have received the cold shoulder from the \Tat<»r Board, and the esteem for him of thai labor men has been commensurate with Mr. Bensel'a apparent willingness to favor organised labor. ' When a Tribune representative saw President Bensel last night at hLi summer homo at Ber nardsville, he said: "I have known Ourtis for many years. Hs has l.een to see me a good many tlmeo In con nection with labor matters, and 1 am free to say that I think he is a fair minded man. I don't know the nr»t thing about hia visiting Mr. Murphy in my behalf. In fact. I am not con » cerning myself with politics. I am gptßS rlghc along building the Catskill aqueduct. "I Judge that if Mr. L'urtla went to Mr. Mur phy in my behalf he wraa acting, aa Mr. Mun phy suggests, in his private capacity as a. la.t>or man. and not as a representatiYO of the Com mittee of one Hundred.'* AUTO ISJURES ( HILDREX. Two Seriously Hurt at Valley Stream— Car Get» Away. Mineola. Long Island. Aug. 25.— Two children were run down by an automobile a: VsJley Stream this evening. The automobile, which wa* going at top speed, continued on its courso without stopping. It was a big red touring oar. with folding top. and two man war* in it- Sheriff Foater has men from Brooklyn to Baby lon looking for it. The children are Jaggf| Clamser. two years old. and hia stater Mary. twelve years old. John Clamser, the father, and hia brother. Samuel, were, in the yard loading hia market wagon. They sa'.v and heard the automobile dash past, and Samuel thought he heard a> scream. He went to the gate tv> investigate and called back to his brother that the> children had been kill. d. Joseph has a fractured skull, and ther* <n very little chance of Ma recovery. Hia sister has a broken leg and a fractured knee, and her forehead is laid open. The boy was taken to a hospital. The girl la being treated at home The Sheriff thinks the men wera from Btaaj York, and all cars answering ita description ara> being nalted and the occaaamta questioned. FHiUT STUHRORS FIRE. Blaze in Harlem Warehouse Reaches Third Alarm Stage. The moat stubborn blase that Harlem ire men have had to fight in a long time wad dis covered last night at 10:30 o'clock by Patrol man Quinn. of the Eaat 128 th street station, in a five story building at No. C»o West l^iU street, owned by William P. Cole and occupied by the Metropolis Storage Warehouse ' Co mpany. Quinn saw smoke issuing from the base ment of the building and turned in an alarm. When Deputy Chief Callnhan arrived ha or dered another alarm sent, in, m.l later a third alarm was thought necessary. This brought Chief Crokcr to the lire, and at a late hour he was still directing the work of his men. There was little or no nre discernible.^ but cloud of smoke issued from the building and the firemen seemed powerless to lessen 1 its: volume. Srx horses which •were in UiQ b«idemea« were suffocated by Uis smoke, WSE<