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YouV ou LXX ...X° 23,2(J2.
Sentiment. Started by President
Taft. Gaining Force as
Delegates Gather.
Congressman Longworth Has an
Excellent Chance of Being-
Named for Governor in
Race of Dark Horses.
[By Te^Rrapb to The Tribune.]
Columbus. Ohio, July 24.— Indications
to-night point to the defeat before the
republican State Convention this week
of George B. Cox. of Cincinnati.
The sentiment in opposition to the
Hamilton County leader was given fresh
Impetus to-day with the arrival of train
loads of delegates from all parts of
Ohio. The cry is sweeping among them
to-night to crush Coxism once and for
ever, and gloom pervades the Cincinnati
boss's headquarters.
Judge Orin Brut Brown, of Dayton,
whom Cox asserted would be nominated
on the second ballot, seems to be virtu
ally out of the governorship race, and
Warren G. Harding, former Lieutenant
Governor, is endeavoring to line up the
Cos and the Brown forces in the hope
that he will obtain the nomination.
Harding, who arrived to-night, grave
out a statement in which he asserts that
he is "the candidate of no eminent indi
vidual and of no faction"
"I recognize." he added, "that several
so-called leaders are for anybody else."
Neither Senator Theodore Burton nor
Senator Charles F. Dick saw Cox to
day. They had a conference, and while .
they did not agree on a candidate it is
believed a dark horse will be sprung
upon the convention at the last mo
ment, and an effort made to stampede I
me delegates for him. Among the dark
horses mentioned to-night are Granville
w aTooney. Speaker of the House:
Myron T. Herrick, former Governor of
Ohio, and Congressman Nicholas Long
• ■ "•'■".
Opportunity for Longworth.
It is believed that Mr. Roosevelt's son- 1
r— taw has a great opportunity to win
the nomination for himself. He is tem
porary chairman of the convention, and
party leaders feared to-night that in de
exlng the keynote of the campaign he i
waold sway the delegates and stampede ■,
Them to his own candidacy. Politicians
■ Ami! that L/ongworth in this way has
the opportunity of bis life.
Then .- is also argued that it might be
wise to take a candidate from Hamilton !
County to offset any opposition Cox j
might offer against his election.
The conference between Senators Bux- '
'■■-. and Dick and Wade Ellis, who was |
.■-e-t into Ohio to represent President !
Taft, brought forth the announcement !
that neither James R. GaifleM nor i
Harding would derive support from these '
v £ders. !
':-*■■ U -'■ a dark horse, bile Dick
s«ms inclined to Camii Thompson, Sec
retary of State. Harding- has been a
stanch -■--•-• of former Senator
Joseph B. : ■-...- - and this -weakens his
•"har.ces in the eyes of Burton Dick and
Ellis. Mooney is a candidate for Secre
tary of State, and to-night he delivered
tie ultimatum to Senator Burton.
I won't be a candidate for Governor."
Mooney told Burton. "I've spent my time
!n campaigning for Secretary of State. I
vdht run for Governor." Burton did not
premise to abide by his wishes, but re
issrlred: "We will wait and see."
The candidacy of Garfield was given
£ fresT boom last night, when it was
sr.nounced that Burton had turned
against Cox. but to-day"s developments
n!cl not help him any. In fact, the in
rurg^rt? were quite forgotten to-day in
the surprise sprang- by Dick, Burton
and other leaders. Garfieid'a stock like
ly -«in go up to-morrow, when he and
his lieutenant? strike town and begin
*'':<: ?r ... a progressive plat
form They lira the Garfleld platform |
contains the policies and ideas of Roose- '
vt !t. and are ending upon this con
tention for much of their support.
KB is. In speaking of the ......
nieht. said: "It should contain an on
qaallfied indorsement of President Taft '
and his administration.
"We ought to approve the Payne bill.
fcot because it is perfect, but because it
removes excessive duties -..-. .' the Ding-
I«y law arid more nearly adjusts the
Tsriff to the difference between the cost
of production at home and abroad.
"The maximum and minimum features
of the Payne bill, and especially the
tariff commission, should be particularly
commended. Attention ought to be
tailed to the fact tliat when it was pro
posed in Congress to enlarge the powers
<t the Tariff Commission and supply
sufficient funds to carry out its work
every Republican in both houses voted
:n favor of it and every Democrat voted
against it. The Republican position
with respect to the Tariff Commission
!s impregnable and will be one of the
chief isfcu-s in the campaign."
Mr. Taft's Refusal to Interfere
Confuses Situation.
■ (TYonj a EpecteJ Corre?j>c<:s<JeiH. »
loitnsbas. Ohio. July tL- .. the absence
p £ « rt aJn element that makes the Ohio
Republican situation seemingly confused.
This missing quantity is represented by the
Hat refusal of President William H. Tail to
«v«n intimate who shall be chosen for Gov
ernor and ••- -• shall be written into the
Platform. From Washington, from Beverly
ar^d from the coast of Maine he has said.
*Ith all ••■•■• ••.■..,..
idling can produce, that be will by no
•word. sisn or nod dictate to the state con
vmicn which meets here next Tuesday.
Pains have been taken fay him to make
It 'lear that no one in Ohio is authorized to
*P*ak for him or his administration. So
cartful li&b he hetn to preserve his neutral.
S»y that, as far back as last March, h«:
v. rot«i a. letter to Uni'.^d States Marshal H.
D. Davis, ■!•... repudiating the
commonly accepted rumor that Wade H.
Hilts, who had just sen selected as chair
man of ■•-■• Executive Committee, vvas
Ms representative and would order party
1 ■"'■ln vi. . . ■ liU £s£fc-
■ — - - *"■" — I . _______———
To-day, part It rloudy.
To-morrow, fair; west to M>uthwest Trfnd*.
Japanese Steamer Sinks Off
Corea — Warships Sent.
Tokio. July 24.— The steamer Tetsurel,
plying- between Kobe and Talren
(Dalny). sank last night off Chindo.
Corea. The steamer had 246 passen
gers on board, of whom forty were
saved. The others are missing. War
ships have been sent to the rescue.
Direct reports from Chindo say that
two of the Tetsurei's lifeboats landed
forty passengers, who tell of. harrowing
scene? when the vessel struck in the fog.
Six lifeboats were launched and filled
with passengers. There was no panic
and everything: was carried off in the
most orderly manner.
The captain and mo?t of the crew
were unable to leave the steamer. Six
first class passengers were saved, includ
ing W. Cunningham, the British Vice
consul at Osaka, as well as thirteen sec
ond clasp passengers.
One hundred and five third class pas
sengers and fifty-nine soldiers were
taken off in boats, and there is reason to
believe that they either reached land or
were picked up by the warship?.
Hundreds Injured in Italy —
Losses Reach Millions.
Milan, July 24.— The list of dead in the
cyclone which swept over the district
northwest of Milan yesterday has in
creased to sixty, and the injured num
ber several hundred. The losses are es
timated at many millions. Assistance
has been sent to the villages which suf
fered most severely from the storm.
There are many homeless persons.
Poughkeepsie Man, Unable to Get
Substitute, Scores Congregation.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune,]
Poughkeepsie. N. V.. July 24.— -The
Rev. William H. Hubbard. pastor of the
fashionable Mill Street Baptist Church,
the question of whose resignation will be
voted on by the church members next
Friday night, sent some hot shot into
the enemy's camp to-night when he
preached his last sermon before the
meeting. He apologized to his congre
gation for being in the pulpit, explain
ing- that he had tried to get a substitute.
but had failed. Ke took his text from
the book of John, referring to Christ
walking on the troubled waters, and de
clared that there could be no peace in
any man's heart unless he had Christ
there. He added that there could be no
peace in a congregation when Christ
was not in the hearts of the members.
The second call for the meeting Fri
day night, when it will be decided as to
whether Mr. Hubbard will be dismissed,
was read by an officer of the church,
and then It was announced there would
be prayer meetings at the home of vari
ous members of the church, every night
this week. The meetings are planned
by certain members who want to pray
for divine guidance in the Friday night
Pastor Taken Home Unconscious
After Two Days' Absence.
Aft : a mysterious disappearance
from his home, at No. 2510 Poplar street.
West Chester, on Friday evening, the
Rev. Frederick E. Mierau, pastor of
the New Apostolic Church, at No. 207
East 120 th street, was returned to his
home last night, with an equal degree
of mystery, by two men. who rang the
bell of his home and then slipped away
into the darkness after depositing him
on the steps.
Mr Mierau was unconscious when his
wife opened the door and found him.
His pockets were bare of his gold watch
1100 in '"ash which hf= was known
t<-> have at *!^ time of his disappear
For two days the minister's family and
friends, aided by the police, have been
conducting a search for him. He was
last Been on Friday at Third avenue and
street, where he boarded a trolley
car. Hr had just enmp from the church
building, in 120tfa street, after collect
ing the rent? from a row of tenement
houses <i\vned by the church H» was
panied to the car by Peter Benbt,
on< of the tenants, who then left him.
Th^ two men who took the minister
to his home last night were evidently
very anxious that their identity should
nor be discovered, and they ran down
path bo quickly that Mrs. Mierau
could not gain more than -,i fleeting
if th^m.
Mother and Two Others Protect
Child from Roof Gang
In rescuing a littje girl who had fallen
Into 'he clutches of a gang of young men
congregated on the roof of the tenement
bouse No 201 East ?,L'd street last night
two women, one of them the mother of
the child, and a man were brutally
. . ten.
The eirl. Ethel Anderson, aged eleven,
. ,;:• to the ro<>f .tfifr clothing hung
dry. In a little while Mrs. Ander
son ht-ard her daughter crying: "Mamma,
minima' Save me! Save me'" Mrs An
- •airiiug (■> the roof, fol
lowed by the janitor and his wife, Her
man and Bertha Cruger. As Mrs Ander
son reached the roof she was attacked
BveraJ young men, struck in th<
face with a sharp instrument anl Fell
uncgrr.se ious
Mrs. Cruger was also badly beaten,
and Cruger, ho had a club, fought des
perately, but he was outnumbered. He
was thrown down, beaten and kicked,
and The; slashed across the arm. The
gang fled, with many tenants in pursuit.
A!! escaped except a youth who gave his
name as Terence McGowan. He was
locked up on a charge of felonious as
sa T he girl said one of the men asked
her to drink with them and she refused.
Then she was seized and began to cry
for help. ■
Ford City. Perm.. July M -a Civil Ser
vice examination will be held here on
August 13 for candidates- to tee posuna*-
Krship of Roshton. near here. La -• jear
the' place paid 25 cents a day.
Partners of Lathrop, Haskins &
Co. Bring Action for $750,
000 Damages.
Still Another Method Devised in
Plan to Force Settlement
by "Gray Pox of Wall
Still another method has been devised
of seeking a settlement from James R.
Keene as a result of the crash of the
Hocking poois and three Stock Exchange
firms on January 19. Henry D. Hotch
kiss. trustee for the creditors of Lathrop,
Haskins & Co., one of these firms, has
already sued Mr. Keene in the Supreme
Court for an accounting of his alleged
profits in the sales of Hocking made on
the day before and on the day of the
collapse, and now Henry S. Haskins and
Henry S. Leverich, the firm's partners,
have entered suit against the "gray fox
of Wall Street" for $750,006 damages.
In the latter suit, Popper & Sternbach,
Mr. Keene's brokers, also are made de
fendants, as is Mr. Hotchkiss; but the
trustee is merely a formal defendant,
named because he refused to bring the
present suit himself.
The summons and complaint have been
filed with the County Clerk by Abram
I. Elkus and William S. McGuire. the
plaintiffs* attorneys. The complaint
sets fonh in brief the entire history of
the Hocking pools as conceived by the
victims of the collapse. Keene and his
brokers are accused of conspiring to sell
the pools out, contrary to the pool agree
ments, and of conspiring also to ruin
the defendants to enhance their profits.
Mr. Keene's alleged plan of action, abet
ted by his brokers, will be explained as
follows in court by his adversaries:
It was his intention, they will say. to
sell Columbus and Hocking Coal and Iron
stock for his own account in large blocks
after the operations of the pools had
boosted it to a fictitious value, and to
cause thereby such a break in the mar
ket for the stock that he would be able
to buy it later for very little.
Plan to Involve the Firm.
This could not happen if Lathrop.
Haskins & Co , who bought all the stock
for the pools, were able to continue to
buy and sustain the market. Therefore,
as manager of the pools, Mr. Keene. it
will be chtrged. had the Haskins firm
buy beforehand enough of the Hocking
stock practically to fill the allotments
agreed upon of all the members of both
pools, and incidentally its own allot
ments in the two pools, which amounted
to 12,000 Shares
Loaded down with Hocking stock to
this extent Lathrop, Haskins & Co.
could not then sustain the market should
a lot of th>r stuff be dumped upon it at
once. As a matter of record, it was un
able to do so when the test came. L'nder
the pressure of the sale? made by
Keer.e's brokers, followed by those of
outsiders, the stock broke from above
SO to below 30. it will be alleged
The bank? which had lent money to
T ithrop. Haskins & Co. sold the Hock
ing stock held a? collateral at a sacrifice,
and the firm was unable to make up the
difference. Furthermore, the firm was
unable to pay for the Hocking stock
Hugh F Criss. of Roberts. Hal! & Criss.
was buying for it on the floor of the Ex
change under Keene'? orders, and Mr
Criss's firm failed The other firm to
fail was J. M. Fiske &- Co., a member of
both poole
The Haskins firm, which was dis
charged from bankruptcy on Wednes
day, includes in the damage alleged to
have been done to it by Keene and his
brokers the ]ns^ of its good name
Through insolvency, and of its business
and capital, including a Stock Exchange
seat and the collateral against its Joans.
Popper & Sternbach'B alleged share in
all this, aside from the firm's activity
simply as a broker executing Keene's
orders, can be best understood by a brief
consideration of some of the evidence
adduced at the different bankruptcy pro
Keene's Testimony Recalled.
In the Lathrop. Hawkins & Co. and the
.1 M. Fiske & Co. bankruptcy hearings
both Keene and Edward Popper, of
Popper & Sternbach. testified that the
sales of Hocking stock on January 18
and li ( were made for the account of
the brokers and not for Keene's ac
count; that they were "short" sales, and
that Keene did not know who was re
sponsible for them until a month later,
although his stock was used for deliv
ery and the sale? were firs* entered
under his account in the firm's books.
The entries were so made. Popper
testified, to deceive Mr Keene. who
they were afraid might retaliate forci
bly should he find out who was selling
short the. stock of which he was long
several thousand shares.
He and his partners, 50 Popper i-aid,
had become apprehensive over the fut
ure of Hocking back in December, and
had besought Kt-ene to dispose of some
of his large holdings of the stork. On
bis repeated refusal to do so, the broker
declared, his firm decided on January
18 to sell the stuff short and use Keene's
stock for delivery under an old agree
ment. Some 7,000 shares were disposed
of in this way. he testified.
Keene said at the last Lathrop-Hask
ins hearing that he hadn't «ecn any of
tiiis stock sin* He said he did not
know of the sales untii February 23.
after Popper had testified to thera in
court. He said he had been Bbocked by
the discovery, but had immediately re
membered the agreement between him
and his brokers whereby they had a
perfect right to dispose of his stock in
this way.
Kansas City. Mo.. July 24,—Dr. Chesslng
Haired Chase Jordan, the self-sty led /South
American specialist" who figured in the
Bwope poison case, died at his office In
Kansas City, Kan., last night. His death
was due to bronchitis. A complaint had
been fll'-.J again.>t him recently by the Kan
mi State Boa»-d of Medical Registration
charging him with ira uMn medicine
without a li * dm
Louis V. Seydel Surrenders After
Shooting at West Park
Bungalow Colony.
Tragedy Near John Burroughs' s
Place — Italians Excited, and
Mrs. Seydel Goes to
Friend's Home.
[ISy Telejrranh to The Tribune.]
Poughkeepsie, N. V.. JuK- 24.— The ex
clusive and aristocratic bungalow colony
at West Park, of which John Burroughs,
the author and naturalist, is the dean,
was agitated by a shooting affray at 0
o'clock this morning, when Louis Victor
Seydel . a wealthy New York broker,
with offices at No. 29 Broadway, shot
and instantly killed Clement Demorond,
said to be the wealthiest Italian in Ul
ster County.
The two men had some words over
Demorond's right to haul lumber nvfr
the road which winds -its way past the
bungalows in the colony on the moun
tain and terminates at Slabsides, John
Burroughs'? place. Seydel says that
Demorond, with three Italians who ac
companied him. advanced on him as if
to assault him, and that Demorond
picked up a stone. Seydel ran to his
house, fifty feet away, got his pistol and,
returning, fired two shots at Demorond,
one passing throug-h his heart and the
other entering his abdomen and coming
out at this hip. D^morond was instants
killed. Seydel's wifp and two small chil
dren were at home. Mrs. Seydel did not
witness the quarrel and its tragic result.
The only witnesses are the Italian? who
were with Demorond.
Seydel Starts for Poughkeepsie,
Seyde] after the shooting went over to
the house of his neighbor, Frank Seeley.
and got his man to drive him to High
land, with the intention of coming here
to give himself up to the Sheriff. After
his arrival at Highland he changed his
plans and went up to Kingston, six
teen miles north, the county seat of
Ulster County, where he consulted with
his attorney. Judge A. T. Ciearwater
The latter communicated with Justice
H E McKenzie. at Port Ewin. and It
was arranged to have Mr. Seydel ap
pear before him
Judge Ciearwater. with Mr Seydel and
several others from Kingston, met Jus
tice McKenzie, and all went down to
West Park, where they met Patrolman
Clarence Baker, of Highland, who pre
ferred a. charge of manslaughter in ths
first, degree against Seydel. Justice Mc-
Kenzie issued a warrant for him. and
committed him to the Kingston jail
without bail to await the inquest, which
will be held by Coroner Hasbrouck. of
Highland, on Tuesday
Seyde! then went to hi 6 home, packed
up his clothing and returned to Kings
ton. He was locked up i,, the jail The
accused man was cool and collected, and
did not seem apprehensive that he would
not be exculpated from blame for his
Mrs, Seyde!) Goes to Pr<endE.
Seydel is a comparative newcomer at
West Park He bought his property
from the Martin Sherwood estate last
fall. On account of the excitement
among the Italians residing near West
Park Mrs. Seydel was advised to leave
her home. She took her children and
wr-nt away to friends.
Mr. Seydel is thirty-five years old.
Clement Demorond was about thirty
eight years old. He was the proprietor
of a hotel at West Park and a large
land owner He is described as having
been somewhat arrogant and overbear
ing and a commanding figure among his
countrymen on account of his intelli
gence and wealth. He started life poor.
He leaves a wife and a daughter, about
thirteen years old. Demorond's body
was taken to his home, where duriflg the
day a crowd of several hundred Ital
ians gathered. Precautions have been
taken to guard the bungalows at West
I';irk. as it is feared that reprisals may
be undertaken by the more ignorant of
Demorond's fellow countrymen.
The death of Demorond and SeydelV
connection with it greatly distressed the
wealthy people in the West Park bunga
low colony. It was such an unexpected
incident in a locality where the utmost
precautions are taken to secure comfort
and repose. Demorond owned property
near West Park which he was improv
ing, and the lumber which he was haul
ing this morning, it is said, was destined
t'nr use in this project.
At the ''rescent Court apartment house,
No US Claremont avenue, where Mr. Sey
del end his family have been living for
Mnle time, the tenants expressed much
Fiirprise when they learned That Mr. Seydel
was implicated in a i-hooting It was said
there that it had been customary for Mr.
Seydel and his family »o leave the city
early in June and go to the country for a
few months. Mr. Seydel, they said, is a
quiet and reserved man and is the last
person who would lose bfs temper.
Man andWoraan Make Elaborate
Attempt at Suicide.
St. I>-.uis. July 24— Bound together
with two steel chains and fifteen feet
of rope and weighted with a valise filled
with sand, Brlce Wommack. of Troy,
Mo., the father of five children, and
Mrs. Mollie Anderson jumped from a
skiff into the Mississippi River shortly
after daybreak to-day.
James Landers, stationed at the In
take tower, rescued the couple. When
Landers reached them they had drifted
half a mile, clinging to the skiff from
which they had jumped. Wommack is
held, charged with the theft of the skiff.
Mrs,' Anderson is in the observation
ward at the City Hospital.
The attempted suicides were the re
sult of an agreement. The couple
planned to drown therr.gfelves. The de
tails h.i.i been gone over carefully before
they left St. Louis,
Instrument Up in the Air: It Was
100 in the Streets Down
Many Slept at Beaches, on the
Hudson's Banks, or Tried to
Cool Off on Roof or
Fire Escape.
Sure it was hot yesterday, and Father
Knickerbocker and all his children, hav
ing: less than usual to do because it was
Sunday, thought and thought about it
until they scorned the weather man's of
ficial high record of 94 ajid took oath
that in their particular part of town it
was over 100.
Most of them were correct, too. and if
you had to ftay in town it ("idn't make
much difference where you stayed. The
heat and old General Humidity put it
all over you.
If you elected to stay In your Harlem
flat you took a gambler's chance on be
ing cooked. If your flat was up high,
where you mi^ht expect cooler air, you
only found that, b«=>ing that much nearer
the source of the heat. Old Sol was hit
ting you harder than he was those in
the lower places.
And if you were near or In the street
you found that the sun's rays had
cooked the asphalt to a pasty glue, and
you caught it both ways, going and com
ing, direct from above and reflected from
the pavement.
Statistically yesterday's heat -ecord
went iwo degrees above the hottest
previous day this summer. On July 10
the high record was 02 degrees. Yester
day it was 94: but that is the record of
the Weather Bureau, admittedly lower
than the street average. No relief Is
promised for the next two days by the
Weath<=r Bureau.
Genera. Humidity ran all over the dial
yesterday, doing his worst work in the
morning, and gradually shading off in
his attack as the. afternoon drew to a
cose. The percentage of humidity reg
istered by the bureau in the morning
went as high as 83. but by 6 o'clock in
the evening it had been reduced to the
comparatively comfortable percentage
of nO.
Pajamas Ruled Strong.
It was a coatless, collarless. almost a
shirtless, day. Pajamas ruled strong in
the cliff dweller's market, and by many
the night attire, with the addition of
sandal slipper?, was worn throughout
the day.
The man with the linen crash suit was
an object of envious glances, and tears
of jealousy jctned with the streaming
perspiration on the cheeks of those
grown-ups who could only stand by,
watching their progeny splashing around
in the baths and around the docks.
Thousands sought the beaches, and
thousands more, too hot to make e\-en
that effort, spent large parts of the day
en open trolley car? bound for the Hty's
Old Ocean must have wondered what
it was that brought out the myriads of
people to his shores They were gath
ered on the sea's brink as the sands; in
fact, they covered the sandy stretches
and encroached even into the sea itself.
Brighton Beach. Coney Island, all the
water resorts on Staten Island and the
Rockaways. far and near: Manhattan.
Oriental and Long Beach, all had their
overflow, and many of those who vent
ured down to the shores were not satis
fied with this near proximity to the cool
ness of the green depths of the ocean,
bur donned bathing suits and slipped
languidly ir. It was probably the first
time that night bathing had been in
dulged in to such an extent by the
City Population Shrinks.
The transit lines were loaded until
they fairly staggerd under the burdens,
and all the heaviest traffic was in one
direction — to the sea. New York must
have shrunk to a city of scarcely two
million population, to judge by the
masses that poured out of the scorched
streets and houses, and most nf these
sufferers from the demoralizing heat
stayed by the water all through the
All thought of sleeping in the stifling
tenement houses on the lower East Side
was abandoned by those who have their
homes there, and those who could not
get to the beaches slept on the roofs,
fire escapes and on the sidewalks.
The people of Harlem, Washington
Heights and The Bronx, far removed
from the ocean stretches, nevertheless
sU'le a march on the heat, for they
bivouacked beside the shores of the Hud
son mikl eagerly drank In whatever cool
ing breeze? were wafted from the Cats
How restless the sufferers were made
by the heat could be leared by watching
the steady stream of dripping humanity
that crossed and recrossed City Hall
Park on the way to the Jersey ferries
and to the Long Island boats.
Too Hot to Make Trouble.
To guard the vast army of heat vic
tims who pitched their beds beside the
sounding sea and by the cool recesses of
the silent flowing Hudson the police from
all precincts were detailed to patrol duty.
but they had little to do. as those who
stretched themselves beneath the stars
were intent only <> n keeping cool
Many sufferers wished that the day of
practical airships had arrived, visions of
cool flights through the darkness of the
air exerting a potent influence on them.
It is a safe conjecture that were there
regular passenger carrying air lines they
would have been loaded far in excess of
the cargoes borne by the train and trol
ley lines.
The grind of the heat mill wa« respon
sible for three deaths and more than a
u.-Z'-n prostrations In flu- surrounding
districts ol New Y->rk
Those wh<-» were killed l>\ the heat
were :
Connolly, Andrew, forty -nve years old,
Of No. 36 Oakland avenue. Jersey City;
was found dead on Mi Xulty avenue
Hennessey, I'Yank D., of Xo. ss ciin-
Contiautxl on et-i ond page.
May Be on the Montrose, Now
on Way to Montreal.
London. July 24. — According to the
latest reports received here by Scotland
Yard. Dr. Hawley H. Cripp^n and Ethel
Leneve, as the Rev. Mr. Robinson and
son. booked passage at the last moment
and boarded the steamor Montrose.
which sailed from Antwerp on July SI
for Montreal
The original reports regarding the sail
ing of Crippen and his companion led
the police to the belief that they were
passengers on board the Sardinian, which
left Havre on July 18 for Montn-al.
The steamer Laurentic. '>n which In
spector Dew is a passenger, sailed from
Liverpool yesterday. Both th** Laurentic
and the Montrose are due to arrive at
Montreal on July 30.
Havre. July 24. — The authorities here
have not been able to verify the report
that Dr. Hawley H. Crippen and Ethel
Lenevo are passengers on the steamship
Sardinian, which sailed from here on
July 18 for Montreal. The emigration
commissioner at this port says that he
does not believe Crippen embarked on
the vessel here.
Montreal. July 24.— The steamer Sardinian,
which left London on July IH, bound for
Montreal, is due to pass- Father Point Light,
where a pilot will board her, on Thursday
mornine. If Dr. rvippen is on board of her
the fact will prohably not be known until
the shlD is within 100 miles of this side, as
th* Sardinian's wireless equipment is lim
ited to that radius. The Allan Line agents
here say they know nothing about Dr. Crip
pen's being on board the steamer.
Twenty- eight Arrested in Park
Warble in Station Cells.
Patrolman Woodhridge. of the Kings
bridge station, yesterday noon arrested
twenty-eight boys in Van Cortlandt Park
and brought them down to the station
house, where the boys were detained un
til the evening. The arrests were made
because the boys were peddling candy,
lemonade, chewing gum, peanuts, etc,
without a license.
Eleven of the boys, being under six
teen years old, were sent to the Chil
dren's Society, six were taken to the
night court, while eleven, who were be
tween six and eleven years of age. were
released by Captain Madden, of the
Klnersbridge station.
After the arrests the boys were placed
half a dozen in a cell, and proceeded to
make life miserable for the reserves who
were trying to sleep in the station. The
police were unable to do anything with
the youngsters, who sang popular songs
for three nours without a moment's in
Owner of Snake Thought It Was
Harmless — May Recover.
When Charles Ranieh. a bookkeeper.
returned to this city from West Virginia
ten months ago he brought back with
him a rattlesnake which is sixty-four
inches long and has twenty-four rattles.
Recently he took the rattler to a veter
inarian, who removed the poison glands.
Apparently satisfied that the reptile
was harmless. Ranieh yesterday after
noon got hold of a mouse and held it
temptingly within a few feet of its head.
The snake made a lunge for it. missed
the rodent and nipped Ranich's right
index finger.
Ranieh. who live? at No. SO First ave
nue, went to Bellevue Hospital, where
Dr. Leroy Smith cauterized the wound
and sent him to the Rockefeller Institute
for further treatment. When he arrived
at the institute the physicians there in
jected a serum at a point just below the
elbow and at the wrist.
Later the physicians opened the
wounds and injected permanganate at
potash. This so weakened Ranfch that
if was decided to take him to Bellevue
Hospital. In reply to a question by Dr.
Smith, Ranieh said that he felt as
though he "had been on a souse for
about three months." At the hospital
!ate last nig-ht it was said that although
Rarich's condiion was serious the physi
cians hold out an even chance for his
Wireless Message Says Steam
ship Is Proceeding on Its Way.
Savannah. July 24— A message by
wireless to this port from the steamship
llomus reads:
"Fire extinguished at 12:15 o'clock this
afternoon. Full speed for New Orleans"
Tampa. July 24. — At 9 o'clock to
night the local wireless station picked up
a message from the steamer Meows fay
ing all was well and that good time was
being made toward New Orleans.
Key West, Fla.. July 24. — Wireless
messages received here to-day from the
Momus state that, after transferring her
passengers and bag-gage to the steam
*hip Comus, without mifhap. on Satur
day, the Momus anchored off Cape Can
averel. 335 miles north of Key West,
and the crew of 120 was at once put to
work tisrhtinpr the flames.
The last message indicated that the
fire was practically extinguished.
Captain Rysk of th«- Mallory liner
Alamo, which arrived here to-day, re
ported that yesterday morning the Alamo
picked up th>> wireless 'S. <> S." <>f the
Bfoxnus. and immediately offered to take
i.ff the passengers and transfer thcia to
Mobile. Within a few minutes he re
ceived a message of thanks, but advising
that the Comus was standing by and
taking off the passengers
General Anderson Will Get $240 for
Services as Cadet.
Washington. July 24— For services ren
dered forty-five years ago Brigadier
General Harry R. Anderson, a retired artil
lery officer, is to receive from the govern
ment J2-W. the accounting officers of the
Treasury Department finally having been
convinced that he Is entitled to that amount.
This Is because of the fact that General
Anderson served as a cadet at West Point
from July 1564 to January IS6s— six months
and eighteen days. The Controller of the
Treasury has ruled that this service In
th« academy was actually service, in the
army, and that General Anderson Is en
titled to pay for the time he spent at
West Point. ,
In City of »w York. Jrr*rr City and Ilobokeii.
Boaters and Bathers Drown in
Hudson. Harlem and East
Mother Hears Lad Attempt 3
Rescue and Perishe3 Where
Third Son Recently
Was Lost.
Three members of ■ boating: party
were drowned in the North River yes
terday, a boy lost his life in the same
waters, a second sank In the East River
and another went to his death in the
Harlem, opposite Veal S2tt street. A
young man was drowned at Far Rocka
way, and numerous rescues were re
ported from various sections of the city
and surrounding territory. The dead
BOVA. <;.i«!ano. of No. 30» West G£tto street.
P.ROWS. Peter, of No. 124 East t>4th street.
KANE, >,••_- C. of No. 166 West End anna
XI ATT. Ft«J. of No "I.". East MSB) street.
SCHLAUTER. Julius, of No. 3-1 East Mtfc
STEINBERG. Frederick, of No. 2CS West fOtH
WEIS6NER. Otto, of No. SJ West 104 th strwt.
Steinberg. Kane and Bova were mem
bers of a boating party of ten which
started from Carey's boathouse. at 70th
street and North River, yesterday noon
for a trip on the river. They went
across to the Jersey shore, where they
had dinner. On their return a brisk
wind was blowing and the waves were
running high.
T'> those who saw the hsanrSj kttsaal
boat laboring in the water an accident
seemed inevitable. The boat was deep
in the water, and almost every wave left
its mite in th^ bottom of the boat.
Finally the frail craft capsized, II
ing its t^n oecvsjsflßts into the sjassi
The mishap was seen from the float of
the Columbia Yacht Club, at >~"
and North Riv^r. by James R. Torranca
and his son Robert, of No. ">2 Broadway.
They immediately jumped into UM ■Bssss
boat Tormary, whi-h was moored I I I
float, and marie tat the scene ci the ac
In Time to Rescue Three.
They arrived in time to pick up three
young men who- gave their names and
addresses as J. Bradshaw. of No. 22S
West 67th street: Antonc Lave, of No.
316 West 69th street, and John Kutch. of
No. Ml West End avenue. Other boats
in the neighborhood picked up four
others. The three rescued by the Tour
ances were taken to the yacht club and
sent home, after giving the names of
their companions, whom they said they
saw go down. The bodies were not re
Peter Brown, who was fifteen years
old. was drowned near the place where
his ten-year-old brother lost his life n.
year ago. Be was trying to save Mi
brother. Thomas, -who is fourteen years
old. The latter was pulled out by Royal
B. Rothermel, who lives on a houseboat
moored at 212 th street. Twenty boys
saw young Brown sink beneath the wa
ters for the last time.
The fact that a younger brother had
teen drowned in the Harlem did riot
prevent the brothers from going for a
swim yesterday afternoon. After they
had been splashing about in the water
for some time Peter lay down on the
bank to bob Lliaself. Meanwhile. Thomas
went out too far and slipped into the
channel. Peter rushed into the water,
while several others ran to the house
boat and asked for aid.
Rothermel and his mother answered,
i and when they arrived Peter had disap
peared. Thomas could still be seen, hia
head bobbing about on the surface.
Rotherrru 1 jumped into a skirl an.l
rowed out to the unconscious form,
which sank ju3t as he was about to
; grasp the hair. Diving from the skiff
| he brought the body back la the surface
and swam to the shore. His mother,
who had gone back to the houseboat for
a bottle of brandy, soon returned, and
between them they revived the boy.
Sad Story for Mother.
In the excitement the absence «i Peter
had not been noted. Rothermel at once
went out and dived for the body, but
the swift current had evidently carried
it away, and it was not recovered-
Thomas then went home in tears to re":!
his mother that another son had been
swallowed by the waters of the Harlem.
Rothermel. who is only seventeen year*
old. has several medals for rescues, and.
according to his mother, has saved more
than twenty lives within the last year
or two.
Nine-year-old Otto Weissner was play
ing along the waterfront Lt 95th street
yesterday afternoon, when he tripped
and stumbled into the river from the
stringpiece of the pier. His companions
ran to the naval militia boat Granite
State and obtained aid. Clement Gar
son and William Strohning. members of
the crew, dived for the body and finally
brought it to shore, but It Goldberg, of
♦he J. Hood Wright Hospital, said that
life was extinct.
'"Fred" Klatt was drowned in the East
River opposite I3M street yesterday
morning. He was swimming some dis
tance from the shore when he was seized
with cramps, and sank. August Miller,
of No. 517 East l3Gth street, and Lloyd
Johnson, of No. 615 East 14$ th street,
swam to his aid. but the undertow car
ried the body away, and they dived sev
. ral times without success.
The body of Julius Schlanter. who war
drowned while swimming at Ostend
Beach. Far Rockaway. was not recov
Three Saved at Yonkers.
Three men were rescued from the
Hudson River at Yonkers yesterday.
Two of them. Daniel Gorman and Bar
tholomew- Kavanagh. are in St. John's
Hospital. The former was seized with
cramps, and when the latter went to his
aid he also became helpless. William
Fraryiom then Jumped from a pier and
brought Gorman to the shore. "When he
went after Kavanagh he became ex
hausted, and both would have drowned
but for the efforts of Joseph Housick, of
No. 12 Centre street, and Joseph Acker
ley, of No. 4 18 Walnut street.
, A squall which came up suddenly

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