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g» IAX \° • 23,221, jßfirS SFEECH I STIRS PARLIAMENT - - 3 :j Utterance Leads to "Debate on Egyptian Affairs in House of Commons. |AKI!\iG AN ISSUE OF IT -.-- rment Declares Its Confi )) C"cC "c in British Agent in Egypt J and Declines to Drag Roose velt Into Controversy. u-don. Jane 13.— Theodore Roose ■!^s Guii«ihal3 speech led to a lengthy T^saon of Egyptian affairs in the -^pp of Commons to-night, the Con ,- - demanding to know what " '^o Se miulrtera proposed to pursue. .j et«ne of the Liberal members de '«*—cisg sAai fl»ey termed Mr. Ifcoosm Interference . SEtor J- Balfour. leader of the Oppo dfoc. expressed warm appreciation of rr Roosevelt's Bvmpathetic and kindly iß^sst of the ■abject. There was 'B&siE the SP^ o * l - he said, to which % ffloet RBHSttiv« Briton could take ex eptioa- The situation in Ecypt. he de -ir«i c&r.-cl for prompt action, and he vos*d that nY guveimnet -would take steps to ive support to the British rep jtstttatives there, without which they helplesf. Sr Bfl^ard Grey, the Foreign Secre ♦srr. H pj«mf to the criticisms in behalf cf thf govern men t, announced that Colo v - Roosevelt's speech had b<?en com ysßi to him before it was deliv _j Hf h»<^ seldom listened to a 'reedi with Rreater pleasure. Its ijt^iilv Intention, he said, was obvious, ill taker, a? ■ whole, it was the frreat «t roitpiirr^rT to the -work of one coun cr tver paid by a citizen of another. Ttere vas nothing in the present situ gga ia E?>Tt ■ Foreign Secretary jspsrfd. to occasion disquiet or justify tfaflcen -•■- rl to unusual methods, but • lie sfßßtoms already noted of anti- Er.tish agitation continued the govern satr would take measorec to assert its tiherity and protei t the Epyptian min tn« «*» followed the po\ernment"s ad- : tacpeHations were submitted in the "Hosse Btms the course of the day jsjkf on the same subject, to which tie Secretary for Foreign Affairs made ; iteief reply. Sir Edward Grey declared tilf:: Eldon'Gorst, the British Apent ta Ccnsul pneral in E?ypt. had the aapJet* cenanenoe v of the grovernment. Sr Henry James Balzeil thereupon re .fcsted tfcf Foreign Secretary to send a ' xepr cf his reply to Mr. Roosevelt. Sir ahrerd OBnrered that he could see no nsHB fsr doing anything of the kind. Tie exchanges- between The Foreign Sec ■stv tud Sir Henr>" Dalziel enlivened •J* iir't proceedings. E±c? the delivery of the speech it has considered inevitable that the Con- Krrjves Troulfl take advantage of th<" c^rairjty to attack the government's T-^cv in its African dependency. Sir H2.7 is a Liberal of advanced political tsn. Sad last week he announced that if tfrald bring the matter to an issue trtsktes whether the government had te confidence in ts a^ent. J rdingly, H»y si aslied the Foreign Secretary -nate the relations between the For «C o£ce and Sir Eldon and the atti- Si of the mnent toward Sir El fci ateiinistratinn of affairs in Eg-ypt. £r Edward, -who • ntertained Mr iwrrelt during the last day of his visit H prepared for the question, and sjita hriefly. but positively, that Sir *"•• Bossesaed the complete confidence c tie fovemment. Then he added he ' thai thing had occurred 'Sst asjthing had been said to arouse l S2sppreh<?r.sinn . *" a *5 Bir Hcr.ry asked that the For- forward a copy of his re- I li Mr. Roos4 ■ the Secretary .... it*t bo reason -i batever for sr-nding l^7y c! my statement to Mr. Roose l| * has no reference to that speech. :ttr ? certainly was nothing: in that l **^ to pive rise to a question of this fear »QR TRAPS TWO MEN Actives Say Prisoners Tried to Work Blackmail Game. .sfcißaf XevilK of Xo. its Lexington f^* a clerk employed by the Chil feL $ SS * :set i- an <3 Henry JCewbergef, a waster, also of Xo. 635 Klngton _~fie. w^r,, ] oc ' Ke4 ur> j n po;p o ;j cc Head r"** 1 ■* Right, charged with work 'v afc - I&Cklna:! gamP ° n Dr - F Seymour of Xo. 101 West SBth CT_ The aien were arrested by De - I?' 55 Cam r.r,4 Sullivan. F y<> * Xostrand said that Newberg j^p^Jy called on him »nd told him *st L " had bo '' n "^« against t**» a pirl. The case '£ *»* S^^d, Fsid Xcwh^rger, for £ ** c *" x Plair^(j th^t he had a frier.d Blnrict Attorney's office Who s j, r^l the complaint papers! Eajd th , dt xx e vberger j. .... «t doctor f. n the telephone last Si asked him to conic to a •»- SOth Et r^ t and Broadway _ The Sit,,..** WaJ< *ed the pi.."- and saw. •i fcjV- he <3rM%trir I^ass $25 in marked lsj__^ rc 5 r - Carette arrost«?d .ijr***" Sull ivar. saw Neville br'-ak vii^, |?a? a * rom a corner near the saloou •^ Tb?reer was imittd, and be *£i ~t him. The detectives ■■ men confessed. OOTT DAMAGES AUTOMOBILE DAMAGES AUTOMOBILE *> o»ncr of Car Sues for S1 ° f ~"*°r? Xt Ca!ised Animal's Death. ?ft aa2l~i, Umpb t0 """ Tribune J N2S2: X V - Jun * ".-Sued for U * " SB* of a opw which his auto- Sw 3 Djlch<lSE County highway. >«tb! r< ° Pin * Plalns - TTT-* — a -J«tw b ,k tOT Jr ' for damages done to BS PJair, C " w " Harr >' Gray, also of ;*«» "^ the row. * **r t.gj^T l^ *"* the cow and broke one . ■'•** r, M 1M 1 Wa **os*ary to kill her. ,"^v;v 1 **as driving "recklessly. ■**V< * r - n ' ""skilfully.- Dunbar al * "- s &m ss * a »«a »t tne car and li&n To-dny, fair and warmf . r 'o-morrow, fair. HAMILTON FOLLOWING THE LINE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. Photograph taken south of Bristol. Perm. • WASTE AND LARCENY" IN CITY RECORD WORK Investigating Committee Shows Whereat Least 541 0.000 May Be Saved Every Year. PRINTERS RETURN $13,500 One Exhibit Showed That Matter i for Which $2 9 Was Charged Could Have Been Set for 29 Cents. Forty per cent of the money spent by the j city annually for its ririntine. stationery i and book supplies is "waste and larcenies," according to the report to the Mayor of the j special commission appointed some time ; ato to investigate the management of the I City Record. .The term "larcenies" is used by the commission to describe expense sad dled on the city by setting many things in a style of type in violation of the contract for printing. The commission, which was composed of John A. Hennessy, James E. Sullivan and William J. Ellis, says that the cost of printing the City Record, the official pub lication of the city, published six days a I •week, and the cost of printing the minutes I of the various boards and of reports of I various kinds could be cut in half. It costs now about $300,000 a year to print the City Record, and the cost of printing the reports Is about EMMM. The commission recommends that an editor be appointed to prepare the copy for the printers and that an expert stationer and bOoKMnder be en- j gaged to assist tne Supervisor of the City ; Record in those branches of his depart- j ment. An examination of the testimony before the i naiMiiinninii of Patrick J. Tracy, who (or six years has been Supervisor of the City Record: of Henry McMillan, his dep- Bty. and of George K. Valentine, manager of Martin B Brown & Co.. the official printers of the city, shows that "precedent" was responsible to a laree degree for the repeated violations of contract and for the wasteful methods employed. They con- ; tfnuea to do things in such a way because ; it had been done bo for years. An Example of "Precedent." But "precedent" was carried so far that It v.as found by the commission that an ! old brevier measure out of date tor six years was oaed in measuring up that kind of composition. Both Supervisor Tracy and Mr Valentine expressed surprise when bsc' of this measure was brought to their j attention. Checking up old city bills .bowed that the city had overpaid the company VZJ& for brevier composition as a re<u\l of tho improper measure. The company has sent a check to the Controller to osver this oven harge. ' In doing thistb company contended that there wi an undermeasure of nonpareil and an Lofflclent charge for alterations which would off-t the city's claim But Km commission, held thai such a claim WO uld have to be taken up later. Ihe re port says: The commission is convinced that this measurement was due to •**rtoßr toB rule. intentional erroi In tne h " ...<•, tant for not discovered ether b the ac o(inianl tor lhe Control -r or .'.'■••"„,,, ,-,„,„ brevier -Th" < ' lt >..l << ;.:?: which was all right in measure J^Jf^by band, but not a m ,rrect mWure for machine type. V/hat Could Be Saved. Following I. a summary of what the commSLn rented cou,d be saved an nually by proper management o< ■■' City Record: ln the print!** of ~The Oty «*£££« M a savin* to »h- < ■ K;Sf ,„ tfu> •ass s sjs nu al report" ; tn>m e<n a hol!l j, e Xhei* »* Yh! with proper rompel for the £•£"> «ntr»ct. the prtej to th« for the >f aril ■ , e£S on the g£SSs*?*! jrA stationery, and Ctta ilnurU <m revrnth W*. new-York, tiesdvy. .mm: •!. i!Mo-ir>rirra:x pages. HAMILTON IX HIS AEROPLANE RACING WITH A FLYING TRAIN. BRITISH PARTY COMPROMISE Premier Tells House of Commons He Hopes to Meet Balfour. London. June 13. — The conference be tween the two predominant parties over the constitutional clash between the House of Lords and the House of Com mons has now entered upon an official stage. Heretofore the Ministers have avoided committing themselves in the matter, but Premier Asquith announced in the House of Commons to-day that com munications on the subject had been exchanged by A. J. Balfour, former Prime Minister and now leader of the Opposition, and himself, communica tions which, the Premier added, '"I hope may lead to an early meeting between us." AUTO KILLS_BROO_KLYN LAD Chauffeur Released on Bail Fur nished by His Employer. John Peters, fourteen years old, who lived with his parents at No. SO Hey ward street. Williamsburg, was run flown by an automobile operated by Henry Hults, eighteen years old. of Ce rlarhurst. Long Island, late yesterday afternoon, causing injuries which re sulted in his death in the ambulance which was taking him to the Williams burg Hospital. Peters was crossing Bedford avenue at Hp\vps street when the automobile came along. He was knocked down with great violence. In falling his head struck the asphalt pavement, crushing his skull. Hults stopped the machine, picked up the insensible boy and carried him to the sidewalk. A large crowd gathered quickly, but there was no demonstration aerainst the chauffeur, as eyewitnesses declared the machine was not going over twelve miles an *K*ur. Hults was taken to th<= Lee avenue station, where he was charged with homicide. He is employed by John Mol ler, a wealthy retired sugar refiner of Xo 132 New York avenue, who furnished bail for him. TAFT VISIT EMPTIED TREASURY Natchez Chamber of Commerce Went "Broke" Entertaining Him. [By T»le?raph to The Tribune.] Natchez. Miss., June 13. — Entertaining President Taft when he made the lakes-to the-Gulf d^eyi Waterway trip down the Mis sissippi River drained the treasury of the local Chamber of Commerce, according to a report submitted by S. H. Lowenburg. the retiring president, to-day. There is a deficit of $30rt, due to Ihp expense incurred in ar ranging a dinner and other features for Mr. Taft's visit. President Ix»wenburg has ap pealed to the business men to come forward and save the reputation of the town. FILLED CARS MUST NOT STOP New Traction Ordinance Introduced in Cincinnati City Council. j By T>l<>eriiph to The Tribune.] Cincinnati. June 13.— An ordinance Intro duced in the City > Council to-day is de ipn<d to tak<- the place of the "no seat, no fare" measure recently declared invalid by th« City Solicitor. The new ordinance, wnicb provides that it shall b» illegal to stop any streetcar to take on passengers after every scat lias been tilled and five persons are standing, was introduced by Councilman Reynolds, father of the "no seat, no fare law.. 3XW SHOCKS IN ITALY Severe Quake Near Avellino Damages Rix Houses. Avellino Italy, June 13.— Earth shocks still continue to alarm the province. - A severe one this morning Eeriously dam aged six houses In an adjoining village. • nFV/EV'S PURE CLARET WINES. v •fh<* best "f a!l dinner wines. H T Dewey & Sons Co., 13s Fulton St., 2s\ y.--Advt. -:-ry. BOY STEERSMAN LOSES LIFE OK IIL IP Fell Into Water as the Launch Eva Was Testing Speed Down the Hudson. FATHER ATTEMPTS SUICIDE Crowd on Shore Sees Drowning of William Lehman, Who Helped Build the Boat at His Home. The fast launch Eva, with her owner, Henry Lehman, a contracting Eteamfit ter. of No. 118 West 98th street, at the engine in the bow and his son William, nineteen years old, at the rudder, chugged her way down the Hudson River yesterday afternoon at her best speed, as if to justify the faith of her builders, the father and son. As passengers on the boat were two friends of the Leh rr.ans With his eyes keen for obstacles. William stood at the rudder alone. The two friends were in the bow with his father. As the Eva sped by a point about op posite 13Rth street, William leaned his back against the small inclined flagstaff 1n the stern. The staff seemed strong, but suddenly it snapped, and with hardly a splash William fell backward into the river. The Eva kept on. When he had driven the launch a few hundred feet from the spot where his son fell into the river, Mr. Lehman no ticed that the little craft was off the right course. He was about to turn to speak to the boy when he heard a shout megaphoned from shore. He saw sev eral men and women on the float of the Colonial Yacht Club at 14"th street gesticulating and pointing toward the stretch of river behind him. He looked back and discovered that his son was struggling for his life in the water, sev eral hundred yards behind. One of his friends jumped to the rud der and the launch was put about and headed for the struggling boy. At the same time several boats put out from the yacht club float and from a boat house near it. In the boats which pulled out from the yacht club were George A. Vf stner, a former commodore of the club, and A. W. Holliker, its rear com modore. But the race was lost. for the lad disappeared beneath the waters as the boats reached him. The boats were stopped and held to the spot to await the boy's reappearance. He did not come. His cap floated on the sur face. The father's cries for his son alarmed his friends, and it was decided to take him ashore. The Eva was run to the yacht club float. Mr. Lehman stepped on the float, then tried to throw himself into the river. His friends were barely in time to catch him. A policeman took Mr. Lehman to the West l^th street Htfition, as his frantic actions in the boathouse gave rise to the fear that grief had unsettled his mind. He was quieted at the station house by an am bulance surgeon, and sent to his home, where he could be watched by friends. Just before he left the station house the father asked for a drink of water. A policeman handed him a glass. As he .lid so he noticed Lehman's hand go tow ard his throat. The policeman drop ped the glass to the floor and grasped the hand. From it fell a pocket knife with one of the blades opened. William Lehman and his father built the Eva indoors When the time came to put h-r in thn water it was found that Fhe was tno wide to be run out. Ttv boat was run upstairs to th*> second floor of the Lehman home, and then lowered to the street. A track bore her to tht Hudson. THE AEROPLAXE FOLLOWIXG THE SPECIAL TRAIN. (Photograph, copyright, by the Pictorial News Company.) CLOUDBURST KILLS 150 Great Loss of Life in Valley of the Ahr, in Germany. FLOOD CAME IN NIGHT Whole Barracks of Laborers Swept Away While the Men Slept. Cologne, Germany, June 13. — Great loss of life has occurred in the Ahr Val ley of the Eifel region as the result of a cloudburst which swept the district on Sunday night. Late estimates place the total number of dead at 150. Numerous storms in the region had made the stream unusually high, and as a result of an unusually heavy down pour Sunday night the River Ahr sud denly overflowed, the water carrying death and destruction in its path. The greatest loss of life occurred where two barracks, containing Italian and Croatian laborers employed on the railway, were swept away. The in mates were surprised in their sleep and generally were unable to help them selves. Thirty-seven bodies have been recovered. The flood caused enormous damage, completely destroying the railway and devastating several villages. Lightning struck in one village, destroying ten houses and seriously injuring four per sons. The flood subsided early to-day, as suddenly as it came, and the danger is cow past. Many peasants, however, have lost everything, and are dependent on charity. TRY TO BLOW UP PRISON Smuggled Dynamite Does Little Damage at Dannemora. Plattshurg, N. V.. June 1.1.— A des perate but unsuccessful attempt to blow up the Clinton State Prison at Dannemora was made by convicts early t"-ilay. A fierce fight with one of the men involved, who had obtained a re volver, followed, but the threatened out break of prisoners was quelled by guards. Details of the affair did not be come known until to-night. The dynamite wa« smuggled into the cell of Edward Brogan and touched off, but the explosion did little damage. Guards who rushed to the spot found Brogan armed with a revolver, l.ut managed to overpower and disarm him. A double guard was then thrown about the section in which the explosion took place, and all the cells were searched. Another revolver was found in the cell of Fred tfchultz, a life convict. Brogan and Schultz. It is supposed, hoped to escape in the wreck they ex ported the dynamite to cause. A rigid examination is being made to determine how the explosive and arms were smug gled into the prison. KITCHENER OFFICIALLY DECLINES London. J.m<? 13. — I, r>r. i Klii'hener's dec lination of the post of lnspaotor-Keri'-ral el the Mediterranean forces, to which he was appointed last AuguHt, succeeding the Duke of t onrwught. was communicated officially to the House of Commons by Richard B. Waldane, " Secretary for War, to-day, vhh i: om: cent BREAKS PAULHAN RECORD Waiter Brookins Flies 4,384 Feet High at Indianapolis. RISES AT 60 MILES AN HOUR G. L. Bumbangh Narrowly Es capes Death Under Wrecked and Burning Aeroplane. InrtianapoliP, June 13. — Soaring to a height of 4,354^2 feet, Walter Brookins. in a Wright biplane, to-day broke the world's aeroplane record for altitude, at the national aviation meet at the In dianapolis Speedway. Brookins's achievement followed ex hibition flights by several pupils of Or ville and Wilbur Wright. None of the other entrants was prepared to fly ex cept C. L. Bumbaugh, of Indianapolis, and his biplane was wrecked before he had well started. Bumbaugh lost control of the for ward planes, and the machine fell to the ground from a height of ten feet. It was smashed, with the aviator under it. The "wreckage took fire and Bumbaugh would have been burned to death had not mechanics run to his assistance. He was slightly cut and bruised. Brookins's high flight, in which he exceeded the record of 4,1H"» feet, made by Louis Paulhan at Los Angeles, last fall, was also a speed triumph. Accord ing to the register of the instruments, announced by A. B. Lambert, of St. Louis, the official timekeeper. Brookins was I,9<K> feet in the air seven minutes after he left the earth. He rose to that point in a wide circle. The whirr of the propellers was then lost to the throng of spectators, and the aeroplane ap peared only as a cross in the sky. Continuing his circles, Brookins rose steadily at a speed estimated at sixty miles an hour. Thirty minutes after he had started he reached his highest alti tude and began the descent, manceu vring at lower and lower levels, until, at a height of one hundred feet, he shut off the motor and glided easily to the ground alongside the starting rail. The Wright brothers and the other aviators gathered around Brookina. cheering with the spectators a3 he stepped out of the machine. Previous to his record flight Brookins rose 2.0(>3 feet, and then in «>n»- lap o* a mile and a half swooped down to within three hundred feet af the earth, manoeuvred over the heads of the spec tators and alighted alongside his start ing rail Earlier in the day two other Wright niachines left the starting rails in a con test for aeroplanes carrying two avia tors. A. L. Welsh and Ralph Johnstone won. remaining in the air twelve min utes and circling the course six time 3. Brookins and F. P. Coffyn alighted after four minutes. GIRL BEATS HIGH JUMP RECORD. \f>\ Milford, Conn.. June 13.— At the flel.l day meet held in connection with the grad uation exercises of the Ingleslde School for Girls here to-day Carolyn Hal*, of the class of "11. of Vhn York City, broke tho world's record for girls in the running: h!?h jump. She cleared the bar at 4 feet 7ft Inches. She also won five of the six events or. the programme. In < it* of »tc York. Jer^y City and Hobok«a. FLSF.H'HERE TWO fE\T« HAMILTON MAKES HIS GREAT FLIGHT Speeds Along the Air Lanes to Philadelphia and Back in a Single Day. ONE STOP ON THE RETURN Never a Pause as He Flew on a Schedule That He Stuck to Like a Limited Train on Outward Trip. MOTOR STOPPED SPARKING But He Repaired the Damage, Broke Propeller. Fixed That, Too, Jumped Out of Swamp a Thousand Feet in Air and Sailed in Triumph to His Journey's End. Charles K. Hamilton, 11«> pound 3 ot genius, grit and go, all topped off • "r: a splash of ruby hair, flew from Gov ernor's Island, to Philadelphia and re turn yesterday. It was a distance of approximately 175 miles, made with only two stops. The flight was made under the auspices of "The New York Times' and 'The Philadelphia Public Ledger" for a prizp. Philadelphia was in a highly nervous condition throughout the day. It was feared that she would suffer the I of a sleepless night. The greatest intercity flight ever made in America was not without some acci dents. On the return trip there was a mishap that swamped Hamilton near South Amboy, N. J. He was riding on six cylinders, two having stopped work. This checked but did not defeat him. He finished the flight as soon as he could make repairs. Never for an in stant during the magnificent excursion dkl Hamilton weaken in his great pur pose. Two propellers broke on the trip. They were not fashioned out of the same timber as Hamilton. They were lighter but not so tough. They made more noise than Hamilton, but did not go so far. He put on a third pro peller and soared at tf:l?0 d. m. to what must have seemed heaven after his ex asperating wade through the Jersey meadows. He alighted at Governors Island at 6:40 p. m. The start from there had been made at T:.>"> a. m , No Stop on Outward Trip. Hamilton made no stop from Gov ernor's Island to North Philadelphia, where he alighte-i. to the half-mad aa tohislunent of thirty thousand persons, at 9:L'o a. m.. having travelled approxi mately 87 miles in 1 hour and 90 min utes. Toying with a cup of coffee and some cake, and obtaining his only real satisfaction, if not nourishment, from numerous cigarettes, Hamilton was ready to rise again from the field there at 11:31 a. m., the most sincerely idolized individual that had visited the Quaker City, perhaps, since Benjamin Franklin flew his kite. When he started it was raining, but he wore no hat. Under his leather coat he carried inner tubes of automobile tire 3 in case he fell into the water. He resembled a brownie, but he was too big a figure in the minds of that populace to render safe the making of any light remark. When the laughing face of the aviator flew swiftly to the north tears were in thousands of eyes that also laughed. "It seems so lonesoms up there." said 3. woman. One Cylinder Out of Commission. On his way to Philadelphia Hamilton noted that one cylinder of his motor re signed from all responsibility at New Brunswick. So he did the best be could with the loyal seven. Intending to star on his trip at 7 a. m.. the first propeller broke on a piece of wood sticking out of the sand on Governor's Island. Son* remembered that it was the 13th of tne month. Hamilton replied to that suggestion with a wave of the hand, shot out over the Lower Bay and was off on the trail of the Kill van Kull. There was sun shine In the air. and it fell on the golden wings of the flyer. It was reflected tn the faces of the four hundred persons who saw him start. The waters of the bay were fresh and musical. The wind was not important enough to receive even a mentiun from the lovable chap who sat at the all-steering wheel, whoso confidence in himself was absolute and whose belief in his bamboo carrier was as honest as the day. When the propeller broke on Gov ernor's Island and the machine wa» forced to stop, many feared at least an other day's delay. They forgot that it was Hamilton who said on Sunday night that the only thing he would permit to stop him would be tho weather. His Red Hair Waves Farewell. He was difappearing straight south. He wore neither hat nor glove?. Hl3 red hair waved farewell, and behind him faded into the element in which he travelled thin indications of his lighted cigarette. His wife and mother knew "their boy" was off on his perilous, private right of way. They were on the special train at Jersey City. The dela- of Hamilton nad been fraught with tender anxieties for them. The snort of the locomotive that Jerked the coaches after the aeroplane was a relief, but a brief respite, after al'. They could not see "Charlie": they only knew that he must be up and at them, because some one told them 30. and because the train was now thunder ing toward Philadelphia. Passengers on ferryboats. pllct3 and deck hands on tugs, crowds at Com muipaw, the Battery and on the docks knew that Hamilton was flying where only birds had ever flown before. He was three hundred feet in the alr when the special train left Jersey City at 7:30 i lock He went the rest of the distance to South Elizabeth, seventeen miles from Governor's Island, at an al titude oi l."> feet, ■•■- • when hs reached