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FIVE GERMANS FALL
1.000 FEE! IN AIRSHIP
Erbsioeh Loses Life by an Ex
plosion on His Dirigible
Balloon.
BODIES BADLY WANGLED
Benzine Tank Believed to Have
Burst Above Opladen — All
the Dead Well Known
to Aeronauts.
RECENT DIRIGIBLE FATAUTIES.
Number
Balloon and date. killed.
De Bradsky dirigible. October 13,
1902 2
La Paix. May 12. 1902.
Bocrrerang. September 2. 1908
Recublsque. September 26, 1909
E-bsioeh. July 13. 1910 5
Le:chiin?en. Rhenish Prussia. July 13.
—Falling through space a distance of
nearly 1,000 feet. Oscar Erbsloeh, a
noted aeronaut and inventor, winner of
the international balloon race held in
America in 1007. one of the most
promising of German experimenters in
eerial Bight, and four companions were
dashed to death to-day in a field near
Opladen. whence the craft ascended.
The others killed were Heir Toelle. a
manufacturer of Barmen, two engineers.
Hoeppe and Kranz, and the motorman.
Er-icke.
or.lv peasants saw the tragic end
lr.sr of the flight of the dirigible balloon
Erbsloeh, which, after a series of un
fortunate accidents since its construction
a year ago, had recently been refitted
for passenger service. They had ob
served the balloon a short time before
as it swung gracefully in the air. Soon
it disappeared in the fog:. A loud ex
plosion was heard, and a crumpled mas?
fell like a plummet to the earth. So
great was the force of the fall that the
gondola was smashed to splinters, the
motor was buried deep in the sod, and
the five men were crushed and torn
fcimost beyond recognition.
Experts who examined the wreckage
efterward said that the benzine tank
had burst. The rubber envelope had
been torn to shreds and the bow col
lapsed. .\>ar by was found a relic of
the disastrous trir- It -was a leaf from
the notebook of Hoeppe. the engineer,
icntaining a short record of the jour
ney. There were only a lew words:
• Departed hall, 9KM; ascended air, 9:00;
thick fog northward. Cannot see earth;
sun breaks through: heavy fog below
us. Elevating planes sloped downward;
altitude 2SO metres &16 feet) at 9:14. "
This ; c the sole record of the tei voy
age of the Erbsloeh. Peasants near the
scene of the catastrophe say that they
heard the propellers working. They
fired revolvers in order to indicate to
the aeronauts, then hidden by the fog.
that they were hi the neighborhood of
houses. Then the explosion occurred
and they saw the broken mass hurtling
c-.Tvnward.
After the explosion the fore part of
th» vessel crumpled ip and the gondola
vef twisted about until it appeared as
if it were standing on one end. As the
gas escaped from the forward compart
ment the prow nrayed downward. For
a Fecond the sin Ip fluttered and then
fell swiftly to earth.
The bursting of the benzine tank tore
to «=hreds the rubber envelope directly
above it, and the destruction of this en
vc-v.pe caused the bo* to collapse. The
Etern com pa rtment was still filled with
gas when the airship struck the ground.
The body of Erbsloeh •"■ old not have
\.(-< n recognized had it been found alone.
One of the engineers was pierced through
the body at : ... breast by a piece of
the wreckage. The eyes of the other
«-r.g:neer were gouged out. The hands of
all five were tightly clutched, as though
they had held desperately to the car as
it Ffcot downward. Their shoes were
torn fr<--m their feet.
Th^ victims were men well known to
el! Germans Interested in aeronautics,
and Erbsloeh had won an international
reputation -when, in 1907, at St. Louis.
he took the international ip in the dis
tance r&f for balloons.
The balloon was constructed last year.
The first time it descended it crashed
into a. rluuip of tr^es and its occupants
narrowly escaped injury. A few days ago
on a trial flight a pr<->p*!lor was broken.
The balloon, which was of the non
rigid type, had just been made over pre
paratory to the establishment of a pas
senger service between ESberfeld and
nearby points It was inflated to-day
for a final • . .• by the crew,
The craft ws<= I'd f^r-t in length and
S3 f<-*-t in diameter. The motors were
of 125 horsepower and drove the airship
t-.x & speed of twenty-eight and a half
rnilea an hour. The War Department
recently purchased one of Brbsloeb"*
isiloocs.
Th« death of Erbsloeh and his crew,
following tios^ly on the loss of Count
Zeppelin's D'utschiand, has caused
gloom in airship circles. The public
had scarcely recovered from the shock
< aus^d by the accidental death of
Charles ' wan Holla.
Oscar Erbsloeh won worM-wide fame in
IXC. when he piloted the German balloon
Fommern from St. I>ouis to Aebury Park. ■
enhance or n^nriy f,»j mll«>s, an<s won th«
Jam** Gordon Bennett International Aero
nautical <"up in a long distance ra<-e open
lo a!! nations. This night accomplished
Letween 4 ov,o<*k on the afternoon of Mon
oay. October 21. V*T,. and 9 o'clock on the
next Wednesday morning, being in the air
forty houre.
Th*- Pcrrniern »sf a regulation war bal
loon of the globular type, having a capacity
of 77.000 cubic fer-t. it had taken part In
many European onntf-Ms. including the in
ttrr.ational race of IM. The balloon car
ried on its famous trip provisions and gas
eoough for a trip of five hundred or six
i.u^Jred miles furtner.
mixing most of that journey it was out
Kit Fiphr of «irth. With Brbaloeh was
Henry M. Clayton, of the Blue Hill Obser
vatory, n*ar Boston, who acted a* asslst
tnt to the pilot. HLs original intention had
been to make New York City, but the risk
of *>?!ng <-arried out to Ma was so great
that ho decided to take no further chances.
it was they missed the ocean by a i;ai -
Continued on third page.
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To-d»y- and to-morrow, fair and cooler:
moderate wind*
THREAT FOR ROOSEVELT
Crank Says the Ex-President
Must Pay Him $150,000.
Oran**. N. j.. jj UU ] y |3 (Special).— A
crank "ru>w into a saloon to-day and
pave the patrons a fright. "President
Roosevelt owes me $160,000. and if he
Ooeant pay it I shall slay him." he said,
quietly, as he marched up to the bar and
ordered a glass of beer In an instant
the saloon -was empty of patrons, and
Mrs. Henry Schott. tending: bar for her
husband, was alone with the lunatic.
*'A! 1 I need before I get after Roose
velt is the f 1.000 the Nova Scotians owe
me," continued the visitor. "Then I'll
pet him all right. They say Roosevelt
ain't President, but it's a lie. He's the
Mggest man in this country and he's the
President but til the same he's got to
pay me that money or I'll be the makin'
of a new President, all right."
Suddenly he looked out the door at the
Orange Mountains. "Gee. I'm afraid of
those hills there." he said, and, paying
for his beer, he lpft the saloon.
NEW RECORD WITH RIFLE
Corporal Scofield Makes 116
Consecutive Bulls- Eyes.
"Wnkefield, Mass.. July 13.— 1n a
phenomenal exhibition of marksman
ship, whh'h continued until after 7:30
o'clock to-night. Corporal Perry B. Sco
field, of Company E. nth Massachusetts,
of Medfond. nearly doubled the world's
record for 500 yards at the Bay State
rifle range.
He scored 11<5 consecutive bull's-eyes.
The previous world's record, held by
Captain Stephen W. Wise, inspector of
small arms practice of the 05th Massa
chusetts, was sixty consecutive "bulls."
RESCUED_HER_IN MIDAIR
Ferris Wheel Stuck — Girl 200
Feet from Ground.
Hanging for dear life to the car of a
Ferris wheel, about two hundred feet
from the ground. Miss Louise McKenzie,
of Wales avenue. The Bronx, was res
cued from her perilous position by John
A. Pa roll, a watchman, yesterday after
noon.
lilac McKenzie was one of a party of
mor<> than one thousand women and
children who attended an outing of the
Bronx Settlement Workers, held at
Claaon Point Park..
Some one dared Miss McKenzie to
board the wheel while it was in motion.
' i wouldn't tak<= a dare from any
nnf." Miss McK^nzie is said to have re
plir-d. and with that made a jump for it.
She caught the outside of the car, but
could not get inside, and there she hung
in midair. A number of women who
saw the act shouted to the engineer, but
l^f or^» he could bring the wheel to a
stop it had reached its highest point,
and th^re it «tuck
Par')], who was attracted by the
shout? <>f the women and children, made
a hurried climb to the top of the wheel.
With his legs twisted about the Iron
work of the car Faroll reached out with
his ripht hand and pulled Miss McKen
zie into the car Later the engineer got
tie wh^l working again and both were
hrought down.
BOLD BURGLAR GETS $4,495.
Held Up Two Greeks in Their
Room and Escaped.
A man crawling from under their bed
last night woke George and Metaxias
Xaskos. Greeks, who have a furnished
room at No. 476 Sixth avenue. They
jumped out of bed and started after the
intruder. He covered them with a re
volver and then went to their trunk in
a corner of the room. While they yelled
for him to stop the stranger searched
the trunk and from underneath a pile
of clothing he took 54,495, the brothers
say. Then he ran out of the room and
disappeared.
The brothers Naskos reported the rob
bery to the police at once. They could
rm speak enough English to tell how
th^y came by bo much money, but they
told the police th*> nam* of the burglar.
They said they came to America a week
apo on the Mauretania.
'JOY RIDE" ENDS IN RIVER
A Night's Run by Chauffeur Costs New
York Broker $5,000.
rp,. Telegraph to The Tribune]
Stockbridge. Ma« . July 13.— day's
run in the Berkshire? cost Harry G. Tobey,
a broker, of No. 25 Broad street. New YorK,
who lives in New Roehelle. $5, 00 P. Tobey
had a new automobile and with his wife
and son Allen he started yesterday for the
Whit* Mountains, arriving last night at
the Bed I ion Inn.
About midnight Pryor Van Horn. Tobey*s
chauffeur. spee»iinsr with the new car on
the Stockbridce road, drove It into an iron
bridge over the Housatonlc River with such
force that the tonneau was torn to bits
and the chauffeur's party tossed into the
river. The chassis was ru!ne<i Mr. and
Mrs. Tobey returned to New Bochelle to
day. The broker refuged to prosecute hi«
chauffeur
AUTO APPARENTLY BEWITCHED
Runs Away Unaided and Tussles with
a Boxcar.
Pittsburg. July 13— In some unaccount
able manner an automobile owned by Dr.
W. A. Arnold, of Tarentum, Perm., which
had been left in front of his office last
night, suddenly started off on a wild run,
hurdled a f>w curbstones, cleared the prln
oipal streets of the town and then plunged
down a. twenty-foot embankment and en
gaged in combat with the end of a box
car. The automobile lost out.
Spectators are at a loss for a cause for
the machine's antics and agree, that It act
ed as if it were bewitched.
OWL WRECKS POWER PLANT
Short Circuits Wires, Darkens City and
Burns Off Claw.
Boulder, Col., July 13.— An owl, possibly
possessed of the ancient proverbial wisdom
of his specie*, but not modernly wise, part
ly wrecked the plant Of the Central Colo
rado Power Company and plunged the city
into darkness last night. The bird. flying:
down Boulder Canyon, hooked a claw about
negative and positive wires, short circuited
the current and burned out the plant. The
owl with claw burned off. was found to
day. 1
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE WORLD
w™?. from the Hudson River Day Line,
— AdvU
NKW-YORK. THURSDAY, JULY U. 1910,~TWELVE PAGES.
P. 1 1 TRAINMEN TO
STRIKE "IF NECESSARY"
Large Majority Vote to Enforce
Wage Demands and Better
Working Conditions.
EXPECT SAME ACTION WEST
Company Willing to Meet Condi
tions on Other Roads if at No
Increased Expense — Con
ference To-day.
Philadelphia. July 13 —Representa
tives of the conductors, trainmen and
yardmen on th« Pennsylvania Railroad
lines east of Pittsburg. Erie and Buf
falo notified General Manager TV". Hey
ward Myers this afternoon that a large
majority of the men had voted "yes"
ion the ballot which empowered the
men's general committee to call a strike
unless they reached an agreement with
the company on the matter of wages and
working conditions. Mr. Myers in
formed the delegation that the Pennsyl
vania Railroad is willing to meet the
conditions which prevail on other roads,
provided that the company is put to no
additional expense.
At the request of the union leaders
another conference will be held with
Mr. Myers to-morrow morning. In the
mean time the 120 delegates represent
ing the 1.5,500 men are considering the
result of the conference.
The complete count of the ballots
showed that 1,8t>3 conductors voted in
the affirmative and 44S against the
strike proposition. The vote of the
trainmen was 10,918 in favor and 96-i
against. Those not voting, it Is said,
were included in the negative voteß.
Conference with Mr. Myers.
At the conference with Mr. Myers A.
B. Garretson, of the Order of Railway
Conductors, set forth the demands of
the men and said that as the vote sus
tained the action of the committee in
asking for a ten-hour day with the same
pay as under the present eleven-hour
system, the committee could do nothing
but insist upon the railway's compliance
with these terms.
Mr. Myers spoke briefly in reply. He
said that the men adfcnitted they were
better paid than employee of compet
ing railroads. The company's policy, he
Bald, had always been one of fair treat
ment of employes, and he -was willing
tr- comply with the terms of any other
road, providing the Pennsylvania's ex
penses were not increased thereby.
Mr. Myers told the committee that the
Pennsylvania Railroad was at present
sustaining heavy losses in having '.25.000
freight cars and 200 locomotives idle,
due to a falling off in freight business,
and that any increase in expenses now
was out of the question.
Mr. Garretson, again speaking for the
men, said that the old differential be
tween the scales of the Pennsylvania
and New York Central had been con
siderably decreased, and that it ought
to be restored to the old ratio. He said
he could not believe that, the amount in
volved would be any great burden upon
the Pennsylvania. He recalled that the
Lehigh Valley Railroad had defeated
the strikers in 1593, but at a cost of
$7,000,000. and asked Mr. Myers if he did
not think it would cost the Pennsylvania
more to fight than to grant the increase.
Mr. Myers merely repeated that the
road could not stand any increase in
expenses, and that the whole question
as far as he was concerned was one of
money.
Another Proposition?
Mr. Garretson then asked that Mr.
Myers meet the committee to-morrow
and offer a proposition. Mr. Myers re
plied that he would gladly meet them,
in accordance with this suggestion, at 11
o'clock. He said nothing about another
proposition.
An official of the Pennsylvania Rail
road said to-day that a large number of
letters, including twenty-eight from one
town in Pennsylvania, have been re
ceived by Mr. Myers from affected em
ployes, saying that they were not in
favor of a strike, and that they consid
ered the railroad's position justifiable.
The strike vote was taken following:
the refusal of the company to grant an
increase of between 5 and 20 per cent
in wages. The labor leaders also assert
that the men want better working con
ditions.
Pittshurg. July 13.— "Ton may say
that we men on the lines West
will be a close second t<-> the men
on lines East," Oliver 'Irwin, presi
dent of the United Order of Railway
Conductors, in making this statement
to-night, intimated that the counting
of ballots, which will be completed to
morrow, has already shown a majority
strike sentiment among the men an the
Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg.
ENDANGERED 20 FAMILIES
East Side Tenement Blazes;
Alarm Box Won't Work.
Delay caused by a defective alarm box
was sufficient to allow a fire at No. 162
Henry street, a six utory brick tenement
house, to gain enough headway to place
almost a hundred persons in Jeopardy.
The fire started in the rooms of David
Sh&vel, a machinist, on the second floor,
and spread rapidly to the floors above. In
all twenty families live in the house.
Patrolmen Funk and Gueris and Ser
geant Brady, of the Madison street sta
tion, performed excellent service in Ret
ting the tenants out of the burning build
ing
On the fourth floor Funk and Brady
found Mrs. Becky Kaplan, fifty-two years
old. and her eon Isadore overcome with
emoke. With the assistance of Gueris,
they carried mother and son to the street,
where they revived in the open air.
Gustave Beck and Jacob Schults, both
members of the Blame Republican Club,
assisted ■ group of frightened women to
descend the Bre escape.
Among them warn Mrs Mary Levine,
twenty-two peara old, who had her baby,
onl) ■ few h..urs «ld. in her arms.
DEWEY S PURE CLARET WINES
The Most Healthful Bummer Wines
H. T. bewey &■ Sons Co., 138 Fulton Bt., N. Y.
-A4vl
Who was rescued from the surf at Newport.
COPS WAIL AS DOGS HOWL
Observation "Mutts" Prevent
Sleep in Station House.
THEY ARE A SOCIABLE LOT
Two Locked Up Last Night Fill
Policemen's Cup of Bitter
ness to the Brim.
A cry of distress, a call for help, has
gone up from the policemen who must
sleep in the dormitories of the East 51st
street station. It would be rebellion if
they dared, but "'guardians of the peace
and preservers of public order" are not
supposed to rebel. So they take it out
in praying: for help
They don't object to the rule requiring
them to sleep in the dormitories, but
they do object to their inability to carry
out the rule by actually sleeping, l^aid
one of them last night:
"Tossing around on your bed and
swearing isn't sleeping. If I had my
way. or I was sure \ wouldn't get caught
at it, T'd choke them mutts to death,
even though they are being kept here to
find out if they have the rabies."
There are three of them, all bulldogs,
in adjoining cells-- And sociable animals.
too. filled with the sense of neighborlt
ness. and they are loud in their ex
change of compliments and confidences.
One of them has been there a week.
It belongs to Philip Perce. a tobacconist,
at No (i££ Third avenue. Last Thurs
day the dog bit a plumber, and was
locked up in a cell. Every day since
the dog's incarceration, and three times
each day, Perce has been coming to the
station house with a can of water and
much meat. After feeding the dog. and
with permission of the lieutenant then
in charge, he gives the dog exercise up
and down the corridor of the men's tier
of the lock-up.
Lonesome Dog Gets Company.
At night, so the policemen -vow. this
lone dogr howls through the lonesome,
hot hours.
Last night the Perce dog got neigh
bors. First came a plain bull terrier, be
longing to Harry Hamell, of No. 810
Third avenue, which about 6 o'clock
broke from its leash and made a dash
for Caleno Geromo, a coal dealer, who
was stooping over to hoist a dishpan full
of ice to his shoulder. The dog bit into
an order book. He wrestled and snarled,
and finally grave the order hook up as
an undesirable morsel and snipped
Geromo's leg. Policeman McLaughlin
brought the dog to the station house.
"Lock him up for observation," com
manded the lieutenant
Perce's dog welcomed Hamell's bull
pup to "our city."' Hamell's bull told
his predecessor how glad he was to join
him, and he was a long time telling it.
And Yet Another One.
At 9p.ro. Walker Smith's bull terrier
bit Mary Downey, twelve years old, of
No. 210 East 44th street, on the right
shoulder, and Policeman Rohdes yanked
the dog into the station, while the little
girl was being attended by a doctor.
Again greetings from Perce's dog, the
oldest resident, and from Hamell's plain
bull, and reply In kind by the newest
arrival. This was followed by general
conversation, which lasted all through
the night, tr. the accompaniment of ob
jurgations and oaths by policemen vainly
endeavoring to get a wink of sleep be
fore going out on the late tour.
The lieutenant on the desk last night
naid that when he told the Board of
Health about Perce's dog he was told to
hold the dog until an inspector could be
sent; "but," said the man who answer?.]
the telephone, "we are so busy we don't
know when that will be."
SAURIANS FEAST ON ICE.
Washington, July 13.— Fresh from Florida,
two young alligators are being regaled in
the National Press Club with lumps or
ice that, despoiled of their surrounding
beverages, have been left in the bottom Of
glasses. The first chunk or two (Wed the
'gators' stomachs with a sense of delight
ful coolness and their eyes with a look of
surprise, and ever since they have been
putting Oliver Twist to shame with their
dumb appeals for mor#
MRS. HENRY CLEWS
MRS. HENRY CLEWS RESCUED
Helped from Suri at Newport by
Mrs. Clarence W. Dolan.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Newport, July 13. — Mrs. Clews, wife
of Henry Clews, of New York, who. as
usual, is spending the summer at their
summer home, the Rocks, was rescued
from the surf at Bailey's Beach yester
day morning by Mrs. Clarence W. Dolan.
of Philadelphia, another of the Newport
cottagers.
The weather was exceedingly warm
yesterday, and many of the summer resi
dents sought the cool water at the
beach for a dip. Both Mrs. Clews and
Mrs. Dolan were among the bathers, and
Mrs. Clews ventured out a little too far.
The sea at the time was quite rough,
and while she might have been able to
reach the shore alone she called for help.
Mrs. Dolan. who is considered one of the
strongest swimmers in the ranks of the
summer colonists, was a short distance
from Mrs. Clews, and at the latter's first
cry Mrs. Dolan struck out for her friend
and neighbor, and was quickly at her
side. She held Mrs. Clews up and was
assisting her inshore, when they were
reached by the beach patrol, who had
also heard the cries and dashed into the
surf. Within a minute or two Mrs.
Clews was safely upon the sand. and.
as far aa known, she suffered no ill ef
fects from her trying experience in the
rough surf.
Nothing leaked out about the rescue
until this morning, when friends of Mrs.
Dolan, after they ha<l heard the story,
began to shower congratulations upon
her when she called at the Casino with
other cottagers.
SAY ASSAULT WAS FAKED
Brooklyn Patrolman Clubbed
with Own Nightstick.
Patrolman John A. Hanold. of the
Bedford avenue police station, found
four men last night beating up a man
whom he thought to be a strike breaker
in the refinery of the American Sugar
Refining Company, which is haviug
trouble with its laborers in Brooklyn.
Hanold sailed into the four men and
the-y let up on the man to attack him.
The policeman drew his nightstick
and defended himself, but one of them
tripped him up and he fell to the side
walk. Then the men kicked and punched
him and administered a severe beating
using the patrolman's own club. The
officers helmet was smashed and his
uniform was torn. A large crowd of
strike sympathizers gathered and jeered
at the policeman as he lay on the
ground.
Hanold yelled for assistance, and Pa
trolman O'Brien reached the scene on
the run. When he appeared the men
ran away. O'Brien caJled the reserves
finm his station, and Dr. McAllister
from the Williamsburg Hospital dressed
Hanold's many bruises and sent him
home.
The police believe the original assault
was a fake affair, designed to get Han
old, who is unpopular with the strikers,
where the men could give him a beat
ing.
$400,000 IN STAMPS SEIZED
Canadian Officials Suspect Forgeries-
Pawnbroker's Defence.
Montreal, July 13 I'nited States and Lab
rador postage stamp?, with a face value of
Wflu.OOO, were this morning seized by the
representatives of the federal government
here, on the suspicion that they are for
geries. The. Stamps are in 2n-rent. 6<Vcent
and $1 denominations. They were found in
the possession of a pawnbroker, who was
offering them for sale. He said that he
fouriii them in a valise which he purchased
at an auction of unclaimed property at a
local railroad station.
COMPULSORY WIRELESS
English Measure Affecting All Passen
ger Vessels Advanced.
!^>n<lon. July 15. Sir Edward Sassoon'a
bill making compulsory the equipment of
all passenger vessels with a wireless sys
tem passed its Ural reading In the Hout<e
of Commons to-day, it provides that all
snipe, British or foreign, which embark
passengers at British ports must tie pro
vided with an installation capable of re
ceiving and transmitting messages for a
distance of i"" miles. A penalty of $5,(>00 la
case of a failure to obey tin; Uw is pro
vided.
-n-nT/^rt ■ /-\-v"TT' r<T7VT In City of Net*- York. Jer**y City and Hobokm.
* * PRICE O\L CblNl FI-KWIIFRF TTVO fKNTS.
MRS. t'LAHENCE W. I«>LAN.
Who assisted Mrs. clews until help arrived.
(Photograph b» Hißted.)
BRITAIN UNPREPARED
INSISTS BERESFORD
Lord Charles Strongly Reiterates
His Warnings to the
Empire.
FOLLY OF DREADNOUGHTS
Renews His Attack on Condition
of the Nayy — Need of a
General Staff Again
Emphasized.
[By r-abN to The TrlbsM 1
London, July 13. -Lord Charles Beres
ford reappeared to-night, unrepentant
and incorrigible, before the Cecil Club,
an organization formed years ago for the
purpose of stimulating the stalwart feel-
Ing among Conservatives of the Salis
bury pattern. Rudyard Kipling intro
duced him in a speech of exceedingly in
effective prose after a pleasant dinner at
the Whitehall Rooms, and the naval
warrior soon took advantage of the oc
casion to reinforce all that he had ever
said as a reformer of the navy.
Lord Charles made a long and inter
esting speech on the condition of the
fleet, and laid stress on the fact that the
nation could never be prepared for war
unless it had a war staff, which it did
| not yet possess. He discussed the foily
'of building Dreadnoughts at -vast ex
pense unless th»re was assurance from
the Admiralty that as a matter of tac
tics every link in the chain was ade
quately supplied and th t every unit of
the navy as a fighting organization was
complete, from torpedo craft to big guns.
He reasserted with increased emphasis
that the trad<=> routes linking together
the mother country and the states of the
empire were not safe, end that the Ad
miralty in a recent crisis was under an
obligation to the patriotic and loyal col
onies for timely assistance.
Lord Charles contended with strenu
ous eloquence that the recent inquiry in
spired by his letter to the Prime Min
ister had proved his case, namely, that
the country was entirely unprepared for
war. notwithstanding the lavish ex
penditures for the navy, and that it
would never be secure until there was a
war staff, systematically organized for
the business of fighting in an emergency,
and in that way preventing hostilities
altogether.
A large company of Conservative
diners clinked their glasses in recog
nition of the truthfulness of England's
favorite naval orator, and. with Bhrill
cries of "Condor!" accentuated their ap
proval.
AMERICAN'S BODY FOUND
Belle Elmore Buried in London
Cellar — Husband Sought.
London. July 13— A search by the po
lice of a house at No M Hilldrop Cres
cent. North London, undertaken at the
instance of friends of an American music
hall singer, who was known by the
stage name of Belle Eimore. missing
since February, revealed the battered
body of a woman buried in the cellar.
The house was deserted, and the polio*
arP peeking for the woman's husband,
who is known as Haw ley Orippen. and is
described as an American dentist.
Belle Elmore was thirty- four years
old. A theatrical paper last March an
nounced that she had .lied abroad <'-ip
pen had a place of business on New
Oxford street, and he continue"! to reside
In the Hilldrop house, and replied
readily to the questions of the police,
until a few days ago. when he disap
peared. The police have not been able
to certify as to the identity of the body.
AN ELKS TOUGH LUCK
Chain of Misfortunes Keeps Him from
Detroit Reunion.
Ovrosso. Mich.. July 13.-In addition to
having in attendance at the Detroit reunion
the oldest Elk In the world in the person
of Daniel O'Connell. 105 years old. Owosso
now lays claim to the possession of the
most extensively bandaged antlered gen
tleman.
Ernest Gould, superintendent of th«
Owosso Creamery, went fishing a few days
ago. and while trying to land a large pike
fell over a log ami fractured a rib. From
the log he went into the river and was bit
ten by a water spider. Blood poisoning de
veloped and his arm is badly swollen.
Monday be went rtding on tits bicycle,
and while making a short cut across a city
lot he discovered too late that a wire fence
had been constructed across his pathway.
Into the fence went Gould and The bicycle,
and In falling his thumb gouged his left
eye. which is now covered by a large patch.
Gould is able to walk without assistance,
ihul will not venture tv the reunion.
RMSMLT SJOES M
HO FACTION IN PARTY
Receives Regulars and insur
gents, but Shows Favoritism
to Neither.
BEST MAM FOR GOVERNOR
That His Only Aim in This State
— Talks with Woodruff and
Fowler After Hughes
Departs.
[By The Assoeiatel Prr^s. ?
Oyster Bay. July 13.— Ex-President
Roosevelt said with emphasis to-day
that he has taken no stand as yet in
favor of either the insurgents or the
regulars in the Republican party, and
he desires to correct any impression
that he is showing favoritism. Of the
situation within the party in New Tor*
State he said that he saw only harmony
ahead.
"I want to make it clear. ' he said to
interviewers, "that I am seeing both
sid^s. I wish you would make that em
phatic. My main interest is in the
statp. hut on national issues I want to
see both regulars and insurgent*, party
men and independents. I want as see
Democrats as well as Republicans.'
"But you don't want to see Democrats
win?" h<> was ask^d.
"Not if the Republicans do the right
thing." he replied.
Woodruff Haars Explanation.
Tim«>thy L, Woodruff, chairman af fhi
New York Republican State Committee.
and a stanch organization man. was in
the house as Mr. Roosevelt explained
his attitude. So was Representative
Charles N". Fowler, of New Jersey, wnal
is a first -to- last insurgent. Mr. Roose
velt talked with them both, and appar
ently with equal affability.
• governor Hughes had departed earlier
In the day. Mr. Roosevelt said he had
talked politics with ail three; and he
had gained about the same impression
from Mr. Woodruff as he had obtained
yesterday from James "v* . "Wadsworth.
jr.. Speaker of th© Assembly.
Mr. Warisworth made It clear that, so
far as it lay within his power. ther»
would be no surrender on the part o4
the organization in favor of a direct
nominations bill such as Mr. Roosevelt
and Governor Hughes urged. For hi 3
part, Mr. Woodruff said to-day, h" was
glad that Mr. Roosevelt was active m
politics.
Mr. RoaaavaM w*s dre#9f>d for haying
when he received the interviewers. H»
wore a suit of white duck. Most si the
h niche OB guests were departing, but
Representative V.". W. Corks, a regular.
who represents Mr. Roosevelt's district,
lingered.
"Mr. Cocks is a farmer."' explained Mr.
Roosevelt. "He is staying to pitch hay
with me."
After saying that he had talked . oii
tics with Governor Hughes and hi 3 other
guests, but declining to go into pi
!ars. Mr. Roosevelt made his statement
as to his attitude on the broad question
of national politics. Then he sat silent
in his chair for a moment and asaJHai
reminiscent!}.
White House Experiences Recalled.
"You know the insurgents had cold
feet when I came back from abroad," he
continued, "because the first four men
with whom I conferred were Senator
Lodge. Secretary Meyer. Secretary Wil
son and 'Nick' Longrworth.
"I had 6imllar experiences -when I was
in the White Houae. When J. Pterpont
Morgan came to see me they said I had
sold out to Wall Street, and when Sam
nel Oompers came they said I was going
to hoist the red flag.
"But." he added. "I didn't do HtheT.~
Carrying his point furtheT. Mr. Roose
velt mentioned that on the same day last
week he saw Senator Carter, a regular,
and Senator Beveridge, an Insurgent,
and that yesterday he talked with
Speaker Wadsworth in the morning and
with Governor Hughes at nig-ht. while
to-day insurgency was represented at
the luncheon table by Mr. Fowler aad
regularity by Mr. Cocks and Mr. Wood
ruff.
Turning to the visit of Mr. Woodruff,
he said:
"We talked politics, of coarse."
"Did you get from Mr. Woodruff the
same impression that you obtained from
Speaker Wadsworth?"
"Practically the same. There, was bTit
a slight difference," Mr. Roosevelt an
swered.
When the talk drifted to <"Joveraor
Hughess visit Mr. Rooeevelt was asked
If they talked cf a possible candidate
for Governor.
Loeb's Name Mentioned.
"Almost every visitor brings the
name of a candidate." was his reply.
"Many of them are worthy men. Yes
terday and to-day I have talked over
probably a dozen different names."
The name of "William Loeb. jr.. Col
lector of the Port of New York, was
mentioned, he said, in the talk with
Governor Hughes, but he declined to go
intr» details. He added that the Gov
ernor and he went over the political sit
uation, both state and national.
His attitude on the selection of a -an
didate for Governor Colonel Roosevelt
expressed clearly, yet he prefaced it
with these words: "I don't know
whether I shall take a hand in selecting:
a candidate for Governor."
Wants Best Man for Governor.
•'My position t-n regard to the gov
ernorship this fall." he continued. ' M
that we must find the man best fitted
for the post, and most acceptable to the
rank and file of the Republican party
and the Independent voters. I shall #■
everything to see that such a man. when
chosen, is elected."
As the interview came to an end.
"Farmer"' Rin^sevelt and "Farmer"
Cooks started for the barn to get pitch
forks, thence to trudge to the hayneld.
Mr Woodruff, tn departing. saJi that
he eawM n^t reveal th© nature al his
talk with Mr. Roosevelt.
"On the eve of a great campaign, wlta
big results this year and two years
hence at stake."' he sa...*. M ** tJ\e head
el the Republican "party of the state,
cannot give out for public consumption

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