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V OL IAX N° 23.253.
$100,000,000 LOSS
IN BRUSSELS FIRE
Flames Destroy Practically All
the Buildings of the
Exposition.
TWO DEAD; THIRTY INJURED
Crowds Caught in Kermesse —
Fierce Struggles to Reach
Safety Animals Aban
doned — Troops Busy.
Brussels, An?. 14— "The White City of
_£ World's Fair." as the Belgians have
called their 1910 exposition, is to-nipht
a ynass cf Barnes and smouldering
_... - Two persons were* killed ar«d at
] f9 et thirty were hurt. A spark falling
„.. infiaminable material in the Tele
praph 7 idinar burst into flames, which.
crivT. by a higrh wind, swept rapidly in
... <3ir«otion=. Soon the Belgian. E2ng
. . ? and French ?ections were in flames.
--„ firemen and detachments of sol
ars, railed quickly to the scene, found
toms^lves baffled by th» erale. which
'carried the ming embers to all parts
o! the grounds
Th* 1 loss in the fire is estimated at
500.000.nnn francs , ..-.rt.-./ift.-.i The
Juainond exhibitors are heavy sufferers.
The fir c was •-- . '•- ■ pot under con
trol. The Belgian and English sections
sr^ In ruins, while all the other sections.
Including the American, were partly de
stroyed.
Bar.op of thieves engaged in pillage.
and a sMa^rVas stabbed while attempt;
1-E to arrest three men whom he found
rifling a Jewelry exhibit.
Jewels and Archives Lost.
Many jewel exhibitors were ur>in ;
Bured. In •-. French art section the
prioress Gobelins, paintings and Bculpt
are „ -. ruined, as were the rich
♦rcasures In the Ensrlish. Belgian. Per
sian and Turkish s<=ctions. All the
archives were burned, and it win there
fore be hnpossible to confer medals and. j
diplomas.
The fire was due to a short circuit . In
addition t>"> the panic that prevailed in
■• y*e. Kerm^-pse. then were several minor
parir; at other points within » the
grounc?. and women and children were
crashed dawn in the rush. Some of the
vild animals escaped from their capes
and ad'led terror to the scene. It Is be
lieved that several of them ar<= still at
large.
T« The l<=ft of the main building rose
uV ----- - roofs and sspi e s of
"BrrTelles's [ .-••--. .-, / a Belgian Coney
Island, with water chutes, tcborgan
Elid^c and . scores of side allows This
~i']-r** -CT-nja alive tcith Sunday crowds, and
before th*"y could be gotten out with
any semblance of orderl the Kermesse
■was afire. The crowds became panic
stricken, and men. n-oroen and children
foucht madly to escape Th» exits he
camp choked with the struggling masses,
and mTi us°d •• • It Bets to clear the
pathway. -•-.-■ were trampled under
loot and badly ■--.
Attempt to Blow Up Buildings.
An engineer corps from Antwerp at
•<•-•-. to blow op with dynamite the
bridge of the French section in the hope
of checking the ■ re. but the flames
leaped across and attacked the Italian,
Russian. Austrian. Japanese, Chinese
trA Norwegian buildings. Forty houses
en the Avenue Solbosch, adjoining the
exposition, were destroyed.
At the time of the outbreak not fewer |
*har> one hundred thousand persons were j
in the grounds and the Kermesse. Troops I
were ordered, out and came at double
Quick to aid the police in i i^arins: the
great - This was accomplished in j
fair order, except -within the limits of I
the Kermesse.. where the vast crowds be
came entangled in an almost inextricable j
irass. fighting .'.-.- to find an
escape from the flames, which swept
viciously through the tinder-like struct-
Ures.
"r}>- enormous fagade soon .... in
ruins. < "onsidering the rapidity of th
conflagration, the small loss of Life is
inarv«=!ir.us.
As the flames reached The menagerie,
it -a a p decided to shoot the beasts, but
the heat drove hack the soldiers, and the
£R:rr.a:K were left to their '■■■.•■
Belgium's White <"ity ftond near the end
01 lh* Avenue Louis*, the fashionable .-.•-.
flriv* v. nich. on the west side of Brussels,
>ads out 10 the beautiful Bois tie- la
<-a.rr.hr*. Tlie National Building, that of
Uk Rf-'^ian section, rose majestically on a
£;!ghi ►'♦-vation •.-.■•_• the main entrance.
To ibf- if-ft of the main building was the
Kfrir.f-f-F^.
A masn-.f.rtnt quadrilateral of pardons
*'i;- Fi.rr-- I =;nd*d by 'he four conrp.sf ions of
Krar.<.. (>rrmny, Ho! land ami Italy. Th*
Itaiian |jvilion ■■« built after :he Renals
ihnrf f-iy}f- f ,i the fourteenth century. The
G'rman s<* tion was grouped around the
main r-avjlion. Eight large hal were de
vote v> exhibits of raiiroad companies.
£*rir'j!t-;;-ai machines, art and education.
*P& X^hr-rlands section included an ele
vated rca.2r.ed.
r »r : f- of the most striking feature? of the
Fr«-r;<"h section •■•-.- the PaJaei of Agri
culture and Horticulture, special pavilions
being d*-voied to Tunis, Madagascar, Al-
F*-ria. Western Africa and Jndo-Ohina. The
Spanish pavilion offered a remarkable re
liToflurtion of the Alhamhra Palace, at
'irfnada. The Court of Lions md several
°* the ruins of •„.-. represented, in
*'hi<-h ihe Spanish government exhibited
come or«its national tr*asur<-s. such as
' I*r>*-?'n»--p,I *r>*-?'n»--p, paintings, armors and Jewels of
U* !orrr.fr royal jamilics.
An interesting feature of the fair was
th« House of Rubens, which was the or-
ravilion of Antwerp. Besides repre
•*ntatlve exhibits of all branches of local
activity. th*> pavilion contained a retro-
Epectiye exhibition of Flemish art of the
Rub^ris p*rio!j. it was announced some
tnrj* i*-f or<i the opea laM| of the exhibition
T !"-2t asa of th* leading . . ■..•;■,
"*">r!<3 would contribute masterpieces in
The 'friited States Congress failed to
an appropriation for the purpose of
•'=r. Awerican exhibit the exposition, but
* * f; ction of 25/«» square feet was set aside
*'?4»wl«iai on the assurance of the
•stior.a! Apsociation of Manufacturers that
£« space would be filled, j A number of
i',^ at * exhibitors united in the construe
' -ft, °' H **"•*'* American section.
twr £rsf »- occupied by the entire ecpesi
."-1 *' Sl! ' 4tlf ''-" two hundred acres forty
l «* ci v-;jth was occupied by buildings.
'" : ' "., .■.- "■' **" '■ -■■■>-.' ■ _ .. " .■■..... - ! - — . ■ . inrznzzizii— — — — — — — — — — — — — -
To-day and to-morrow, cloudy;
variable winds.
VIEWS OF THE BRUSSELS EXPOSITION. WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY KIRK.
THF, BEI/HAN BUILDING AND THE GRAND COURT, WHICH WAS SURBOUNOBD BY THH BUILDINGS OF OTHER NATIONS.
FRONT OF THF FRENCH BCIMHNG, SHOWING THE OFFICIAL PARTY ON EXPOSITION'S OPENING DAT
STEADILY GAINING, SAY
THE MAYOR'S DOCTORS
Further Police Steps Lead to
Belief of Conspiracy Behind
Gallagher's Shooting.
BUGHER VISITS JERSEY JAIL
Mayor" s Continued Improvement
Encourages Surgeon Now to
Look Only for Steady
Progress.
MAYOR STEADILY GAINING.
After a consultation last night at
St. Mary's Hospital. Hoboken. Mayor
Gayror's surgeons issued the follow
ing bulletin at 9:30 o'clock:
"The Mayor continues to improve.
He has passed a comfortable day and
is steadily asining in strength.
"ARLITZ.
"BREWER.
-STEWART,
"DOWD.
"PARRISH."
The bulletin issued at midnight fol
lows:
"There has been no change since
the last bulletin. The symptoms con
tinue to be favorable.
"DR. WILLIAM J. ARLITZ.
•DR. CHARLES N. DOWD."
Mayor Gaynor's condition continued to
be satisfactory yesterday, according to
the bulletins of the attending physi
cians at >* Mary's Hospital, in Ho
; boken. '
The one Issued at 9:30 o'clock last
night said that the Mayor continued to
improve, had passed a comfortable day
and was steadily "gaining in strength.
It was signed by Drs. Arlitz. Brewer.
Stewart. Dowd and Parrish. Dr. Dowd
and Dr. Parriph. the Mayor's family
•physkian. stayed at the hospital last
night.
The blood tests made yesterday again
proved satisfactory. The patient's tem
perature dropped to nearly normal early
yesterday morning, according to a bul
! ietin at s3O a. m. It was 993-5 at that
j time, the lowest it has been since he
entered the hospital. His pulse then
was 88 and respiration IT.
Dr. Arlitz. house physician at St.
Mary's, said last night that the cough
which had at times bothered the patient
was lessening In force, and that it was
not nearly fo annoying as it had been.
What Inflammation there had been in
the throat was passing, and conditions
were better in every way. There was no
serious outlook in th.- ca«e, and Dr. Ar
litz said he expected steady progress.
The Mayor was in chee \x\ mood all
day and talked considerably with his
wife and his attendants. There were
many callers for him. but only members
of the family and Secretary Adamaon
were allowed to see him.
Bugher Visits the Jail.
There appeared to be considerable po
lice activity yesterday on the part of the
Xew York authorities in connection with
tho case of James J. Gallagher, the dis
charged municipal employe who shot
Mayor Gaynor on Tuesday.
Frederick H Bugher, acting Police
Commissioner in the absence of Commis
sioner Baker, and Corporation Counsel
Watson called at the Hudson County
jail yesterday afternoon and were in con
ference with Warden Sullivan for about
tnr ec-quarters of an hot
Warden Sullivan said afterward that
his visitors had not seen Gallagher, and
they in turn de. lined to discuss the ob
ject of their nil except to 'say that it
had no Important bearing on Gallagher's
c ISA
-We went to St. Mary's Hospital."
t<>oti*iuva aa t,r, liU . i m*wt.
NEW-YORK. MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1910.- TWELVE PAGES.
TWO KILLED BY A GIANT
Alton Wrestler Chokes One Man
with Hands and Other with Legs.
[By Telegraph to Tbr. Tribune 1
Alton, 111.. Ane. 14. — John Burton, an
Alton wrestler, son of George Burton,
actiner Mayor of Alton, killed two men
last night at Marine by strangling them
in a fight. Burton says that Leo.Wentz
and an unidentified farmhand robbed
him of $20 and l^d him to a vacant
house to spend the nieht. He discovered
his loss, and in the dark house demanded
his money. "When they quarrelled Bur
ton pays Wentz attacked him and the
farmhand caught Burton's leg. Th'
three men rolled about the floor. Bur
ton caught Wentz by the throat with his
hands and the other man's head he
caught between his leg?. He choked
both to death and then gave himself up.
Burton's father has been pleading al
most constantly since the young man
was arrested to prevent townspeople
from attempting a lynching.
Burton can bend 20-perihy nails and
iron pines with his hands. He weighs
250 pounds and is 0> feet 2 inches in
height. Both of his victim? were large,
powerful men.
FRENCH AMGER GERMANS
A Wordy War Over Airships
Which Crossed Frontier.
rtouai. Franco, Aug. 14.— An outcry is
hpinp made by the German newspapers
because a French aeronaut on Thursday
last accidentally crossed the frontier,
some of the papers suggesting that he
ought to have been shot. Le Blanc, who
is onf of th<= contestants in the 'cross
country flight, refused last night to
shake hands with a German officer who
askr-d permission to congratulate him.
ROCKEFELLER WILL NOT FLY
Says It's Too Dangerous, and
Prefers Automobile.
!Vv Telegraph to Thf Tribune 1
Cleveland. Aug. 14.— N0 nirship for
John D. Rockefeller; he prefers Mother
Earth and his big black automobile.
Hp said so this morning at the Euclid
Avenue Baptist ("hur<h. where th<» h^at
nearly overcame him. H<* was, still in
a state of excitement over the visit
paid him by Frank Goodale, the youth
ful aviator. In his airship.
•What do you think of aerial navi
gation?" the oil king was asked. "Well,
it's eery nl< in a way, but I'd much
prefer not to take any part in it. I
like th<-- earth, and my automobile is
good enough for me. Aviation no doubt
is an Interesting study. I have t<> some
extent followed the flights of some of
thf worlds best known aviators and
enjoy beading about thnr accomplish
ments, but I never have become so
enthusiastic as to envy any <>f them.
It is too dangerous a sport."
■ •;-;,-. you don't Intend Investing in
an airship?"
"No, no, ' was the reply of the coun
try's richest man.
It was suggested that Mr. Rocke
feller erect a landing station for avia
tors at Forest Hill, his summer estate
here, and Increase interest in aviation
by Inviting bird-men to make that their
stopping place.
t Mr. Rockefeller, suddenly realizing
that he was being Interviewed for pub
lication, refused to continue the dis
cusßton, merely lifting up his hand, as
he stepped int.. the church room for
the regular vices.
A magnetic well near Chardon has at
i traoted the attention of John D. Rocke
(i Her. and residents in the vicinity have
seen him in his motor car nearly every
afternoon of the last week. The well
water is said to benefit persons troubled
with rheumatism. On his frequent visits
Mr Rockefeller has become, acquainted
with many of the farmers in the section,
and it is now expected that he will attend
the county pioneers' reunion on Beptem
ba 10 In Grange Park, at Newburg.
Several days ago Mr. Rockefeller, on
or,,* of his motor trips to Chardon, gave
a short address at the Russell Fanners'
, [at, at the home of C. H. Hickoi.
SHOOTING STARTS PANIC
ON fXCURSION BOATS
Flying Bullets Hit Two Men and
Crowd of 1.400 Rushes Along
Barge Decks.
POLICE RESCUE ITALIAN
Sit on Him After the Savage On
slaught of Enraered Men —
Three Taken to Hospital,
One Badly Hurt.
More than fourteen hundred passen
gers on the barges Sumner and Curry,
which were in tow of the steamer Mat
tawan. of the McAllister Steamboat
Company, were thrown into a panic last
night, when a pistol battle started just
as the vessels were nearing Hell Gate.
Before the smoke had cleared two men
were wounded, one probably fatally, and
another, who is alleged to have done the
shooting, is in the hospital battered up.
Thomas Fennell, a furniture dealer,
living at Xo. 330 Monroe street. Ho
boken, is in the Hudson Street Hospital
with a bullet wound in the jaw, while
Vinc<°nz'-> Mclfetti, of No. 615 Monroe
street, Hohoken. is suffering from a se
\ere wound in the right arm The man
who Is alleged to have starter] the
trouble. Salvatore Borrail, of No. 605
Grand street. Hoboken. is also in the
Hudson Street Hospital. Fennel!, though
in a serious condition, was reported at
the institution late last night to have a.
chance of recovery.
Although th<=rf> were half a dozen
theories as to the caus^ of the trouble,
two stories that stood out prominently
included Jealousy over a woman and th~
I supposed insulting remark of an Italian
to an American woman. Th* 3 police,
however, were inclined to believe the
lattf-r was the cause of the shooting.
But for thp presence of three Hobok^n
patrolmen many persons might have
bepn hurt. As it was, s^v^ral persons
were trampled upon, knocked down or
struck by flying chairs. Realizing that
the croud wns getting th<= best of them,
th^ patrolmen drew th^ir revolvers, and
it not until thp barges had reached
the Battery that order was restored.
It was while the hand was playing a
lively two-step that the shooting start
ed. Fennell, who was within a few feet
of the dancers. cam<=> rushing over to his
wife and said that he was shot He whs
said to have been playing with his young
sister, Bessie. Shortly afterward an
other shot w;is henrd. ;ind thf-n Rorraii.
with a revolver in his hand, according to
th^ police, made a Iphp from a barge to
th^ stf-amT,
The three patrolmen, Charles Wen
delka, Walter Griffin and Charles Burke.
v. ho were on the upper deck of the Curry
at the time, rushed to th>- sceiM of the
shooting. When they got to the lower
deck three hundred men and women were
scrambling aboard the steamer, trying
to get at Borrail. With drawn revolvers
the patrolmen succeeded in holding back
tb*- crowd Borrail bid in the engine
room Captain Lewis. In command of
the steamer, gay- orders to his crew to
be ready to repulse the crowd.
Many men managed to get aboard;
however, find in the rush for Borrail the
latter was roughly handled. The pa
trolmen finally freed Borrail. and, in or
der to prevent the crowd from doing htm
further bodily harm, sat on him. In the
mixup Wendelka was stabbed in th-
right thumb, while Griffin was bruised
about the body.
It was the annual outing of the
Friendly Two Association of Hoboken.
The boats left 7th street. Hobok.-n. at
noon for B trip up the Pound and were
to return about 0 o'clock. Among those
on board the harges were one hundred
persona who ware said to belong to a
< oritiuui-U oil jet'outf i>uif<\
MISS NIGHTINGALE DEAD
j Famous Crimean War Nurse Ex
pires in London.
London. Aug. 14— Florence N'irhtln
gale. the famous nurse of the Crimean
War. th.p only worna n who ever received
, the Order of Merit, d'^d yesterday after
noon at h<=r London home Although
she had bepn an invalid for a long time,
! rarely leaving her room, wh^re she
, passed the timo in a half-recumbent
p.'sition. and wa? under the constant
{ rare of a physician, her death was some
what unexpected. A week ago she was
seriously ill. but afterward she im-
I proved, and on Friday was cheerful.
During that night alarming symptoms
developed, and she gradually sank until
2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, when
an attack of heart failure brought the
end.
Her funeral will be as quiet as pos
i sible. in accordance with her wishes.
During recent years, owing to her
feebleness and advanced age. Miss
j Xierhtingale had received few visitors.
On May 12 last she celebrated her
I ninetieth birthday, and rei-eived a con-
I ' gratulatory message from King George.
There is a strong f^eline among the
' ! general public and particularly among
j the militar-- men in favor of a public
funeral for Florence Nightingale There
I | is little doubt, however, that her ex
1 pressed wishes will he taken into con
i Bideration
Xot even the death of a rova! person
age could have called forth more uni
versal poignant expressions of regret and
j tributes of love and affection than those
which appear in the English papers.
(For obituary sketch see pace 2.)
AUTOS SCATTER A MOB
Atlanta Police Use Them as Bat
tering Rams.
[Sv Tr-icgrar'T to The- Trih'inf 1
Atlanta, Ga.. Aug. 14. — By the use
of heavy automobiles as battering rams
the Atlanta police scattered a mob of
several hundred men who had grown
riotous while discussing the relative
merits of Hoke Smith and "Joe" Brown,
who are candid a t?s for Gubernatorial
nominations.
The mob gathered at "Five Points."
as the place is called where the prin
cipal streets of Atlanta converge, and
began to argue. In a few minutes there
was ftghtine:.. one man being cut and
several others injured. The policemen
were helpless against the mob and sent
in a call for the reserves. When the
reserves arrived, they failed to si at
ter the mob and fighting in the centre
was still going on.
The police at once impressed into
service several heavy autos and charged
the mob from all sides. As members of
the mob saw autos coming at full
speed, they began to scatter. The po
li<^ continued to charge in the autos
until "Five Points" was cleared. Pev
eral men were struck by autos and bad
ly bruised.
WOMAN BADLY HURT IN AUTO
Car Crashes Into Machine of
Manufacturer, Injuring His Wife.
John Helbig. proprietor of a sheet met
al concern at No. 2."V4 Pearl street. Man
hattan, whose home is at No. sf> Bay
2"ith street. Brooklyn, drove his automo
bile into a Flatbush avenue trolley car
at Bedford and Flatbush avenues. Brook
lyn, yesterday, and his wife. Mrs. Mary
Helbig, is now in the Kings County Hos- \
pital unconscious from a fractured skull.
The doctors are not yet able to say
whether or not she will. recover.
Mr. Helbig says he was driving along
Bedford avenue, and when about to cross
the car tracks at Flathush avenue no
ticed a car approaching about one hun
dred and fifty feet away.
He continued, expecting the raotorman
to apply the brakes. The motorman,
however, was looking back, talking to a
passenger. Mr. Helbig says, and did not
„ (. the automobile. Mr. Helbig and
several other people yelled at him. but
the motorman looked about too late to
avert disaster.
The car pushed the automobile about
one hundred feet. Mr Helhtg clung to
the steering wheel and the car platform
and was not hurt, though the automo
bile was smashed. Mrs. Helbig was
pitched upon the street.
NO PICTURES OF SHOOTING
Bugher Issues Orders to Police
to Stop Exhibitions.
If the police can prevent It there will be
no ■ moving picture, reproductions of th«
shooting of Mayor Gaynof in this city
It was learned yesterday that on Satur
day night Police Commissioner Bugbsr,
who la In charge at Headquarters, issued
orders to all inspectors, captains and pa
tioimen to watch the moving picture houses
within their Jurisdiction for announcements
of such reproductions, and also to notify
the 'proprietors and managers of such placet
in advance that any reproduction of the
shooting of Mayor Caynor would not be
tolerated, . ._ .... i
PlvlOrj O.Nh XjXjSM EUEnmsBE two cexts.
FROM TAFT CONFERENCE
TO SEE ROOSEVELT
Griscom Talks with President
and Secretary Norton Until
Early Morning.
SENATOR CRANE'S MISSION
Party Readjustment Report Is
Gaining Strength — Recogni
tion of People and Spirit
of the West.
Beverly. Mass.. A-? 14.— Senator W.
Murray Crnne. «i Massachusetts, ho
I has been the prominent central figure in
I the group of events that have spread re-
I ports of a coming readjustment In cer
, tain circles of the Republican party, is
i coming to Beverly Tuesday to make a
! personal report to the President reeard
| Ing his recent mission. Senator Crane
i has not been at the summer capital since,
be «reni "A>si to meet Secretary Ball
inper, and to Warwick Neck, R. I. to
talk with Senator Aldrich about that
! rubber statement.
The doubt as to how far President Taft
j is behind the moves that have been made
■ by Senator Crane and some of his asso
ciates, still exists. The President has
been reading with keen interest the re
ports of the various moves as they have
been made, but has made no public com
ment upon any phase of the situation.
There is every likelihood that this silence
will continue. It is known, however,
that Mr. Taft's mail had increased by
leaps and bounds during the last week,
and that his official clipping bureau has
been busy with an accumulation of
favorable editorial comment on the re
ports emanating from Beverly.
Late Talk with Griscom.
Lloyd C. Griscom. president of the
New York County Committee, who spent
the night at Burgess Point as a guest of
President Taft, left early to-day for New
York. Mr. Griscom. the President and
Secretary Norton «at up until after 2
o'clock this morning discussing the po
litical situation. Mr Norton" went to St.
James. Long Island, this morning to
take Mrs. Norton to their summer cot
tage at that place. He travelled as far
as New York with Mr. Gri=com.
The President, it can be stated, is
taking the one position with all of his
New York callers — that the party lead
ers in that state must get together prior
to the convention. He wants harmony.
I The only split seems to be on the quep
i tion of the platform declaration as to
direct primaries. The President says he
sees no reason why a satisfactory solu
tion of this problem cannot be found.
A Week of Conferences.
It is expected that the coming week
will be marked by significant steps in
the plan of preparing for the fall cam
! paign. Beverly will fairly' teem with
'politicians: Some of these undoubtedly
will favor the plan which found its first
public announcement last week, while
others there will be who undoubtedly
will favor the "old order of things."
Senator Crane's visit is to be followed
by calls from Vice- President Sherman
and Representative Loudenslager. of
New Jersey. Both Mr. Sherman and
Mr. Loudenslager are known as the
warm friends and supporters of Speaker
Cannon. These two men are coming
ostensibly to talk over the plans for the
Congressional campaign. Mr. Louden
slager is in charge of the New York
headquarters of the Republican Con
gressional Committee. Representative
McKinley. of Illinois, chairman of the
Congressional committee, is also expect
ed to visit Beverly this week. He also is
a friend of the Speaker, but he remarked
rather significantly a few days ago that
he did not know that Mr. Cannon would
again be a candidate for the presiding
chair in the House.
In this connection it can be stated
that in their move to block any of Mr.
Cannon's aspirations for the future the
new element in administration circles
will not consult the Speaker or his
friends. They fee! that it will take very
little more handwriting on the wall to
show the Cannon adherents that there
Is going to be a change.
Whether Mr. Crane and those who
have been acting with him are going to
be able to accomplish all they have set
out to accomplish of course remains to
be seen. They appear entirely sanguine.
They have secured from Mr. Aldrich his
defence as to the rubber tariff charges
and a positive reiteration of the state
ment that he soon is to he out of politics
for good. They feel that the Cannon sit
uation is practically handling itself.
Secretary Ballinger appears to be the
only chance for a stumble.' They still
adhere to September 15. however, as the
date for his retirement. Senator Crane
had a long and thorough talk with the
Secretary at Minneapolis. If President
Taft has had any doubts as to the moves
made by Mr. Crane, there may be a
thorough clearing ud of these on Tues
day.
Recognition of the West. '
Reports that Postmaster General
Hitchcock has been brought into the
Balllnger situation as an emissary of
the administration are erroneous. The
Ballinger moves were made in Mr.
Hitchcock's absence, and it is not likely
that one member of the Cabinet would
be picked for a mission like that un
dertaken by Senator Crane, involving
another member of the President's of
ficial family, One of the main objects
of the proposed new order of things. it
can he stated, is to bring the admin
istration more in touch with the people
and spirit of the West. This probably
is due to the important position which
Secretary Norton has assumed in the
affairs of the administration. Mr. Nor
ton Is from Chicago and is In sympathy
with many of the views of the people
who live in that section. Senator Crane
may be -looked upon in the re-arrange
ment, as the representative of New
England. But Mr Crane has extensive
business interests in the. West and has
kept himself in touch with Western af
fairs. In this connection it Is recalled
that Senator Aldrich. in visiting the
f;* Continued on third page.
Important Pclitica! Message
from President Taft to the
Ex-President.
TALK AT OYSTER BAY TO-DAY
News from Summer Capital In
' terests Mr. Roosevelt — New
Trip in Spring from
Coast to Coast.
Oyster. Bay. Aug. 14.— Ex-President
Roosevelt announced to-day that Lloyd
C. Griscom. president of the New
York Republican County Committee,
would come to Sagamore Hi!! to-morrow
morning for a conference. Mr. Griscom
spent last night with President Taft at
Beverly, and. although Mr. Roosevelt
would not say so. it is known that Mr.
- -- - .
Griscom will come as the bearer of aa
Important message from President Taft.
The conference, therefore, will be, of
more than usual importance.
Mr. Griscom took luncheon with Mr.
Roosevelt in New York on Friday, before
departing for Beverly, and they dis
cussed, among other things, the county
president's approaching visit to tha
President; and as soon as Mr. Griscom
returned to-day from the summer capi
tal he telephoned to Mr. ■aaas*rsli an
urgent request for a conference with
him as soon as possible. Mr. Roosevelt
; asked him to* come to Sagamore Hill to
morrow- morning.
Interested in Beverly News.
Mr. Roosevelt would add nothing to
i the bare announcement that Mr. Gris
com was to come, except to pay that ha
had read with great Interest the dis
patches from Beverly intimating: that
the President was expecting: Secretary
Ballinger to resign, and that Senator
Aldrich and Speaker Cannon in the fut
ure were to be in less direct contact
with the administration.
He refused to give his views on this
subject, or to say whether the message
which Mr. Griscom bears constitutes an
other step in the administration's pro
gramme for readjusting conditions with
in the party. It hi believed here, how
ever, that as a result of Mr. Griscom'g
visit the exact relations between the
President and the ex-President will bo
more clearly defined, even though no
public announcement be made
Since Mr. Roosevelt's return from
' Africa he has resolutely avoided placing
himself on record in regard to the Taft
administration. He has seen the Presi
dent only once, and then for a short
1 time, during his visit to Boston for tho
Harvard commencement.
So far as is known no messages have
passed between them since that rime,
, and it is believed that President Taft
desires to ascertain where his predeces
sor stands, particularly, in view of the
national campaign which Is soon to gtc
under way.
Will Soon Go on Record.
Colonel Roosevelt's Western trip si to
! start on Tuesday of next week. During
; the trip it is expected he will place him
j self on record in regard to a number of
t matters of ire.it interest to the country
! and the Republican party. One of them
will he the conservation of national re
sources. which has been the subject of
j so much discussion during the months
which President Taft has been in the
White House.
While it is believed that Mr. Roose
velt will not have one word of criticism
of the administration in any of these
speeches, there is good ground for the
assumption that he will not depart from.
the vigorous stand for conversation
; which he assumed while he was Presi
dent.
Whatever may be the tenor of Mr.
Griscom's message from the President,
it may be said that Mr. Roosevelt will
proceed with the programme which it 13
known he has mapped out for himself. •
Third Trip Planned.
Mr Roosevelt also announced to-day
that he had decided on 1 third long trip.
Starting pom* time in March. ha will go
from coast to coast on a trip which will
occupy about one month.
He said to-day that while he was in.
Africa eight months ago he had accept
ed an invitation from Dr. Benjamin Id«
Wheeler, president of the University of
California, to speak nx lbs university on
Charter Day next March. He will go by
the Southern route.
Only one other speech ha? been defi
nitely settled on — at the Southern Com
mercial Congress in Atlanta, which will
be made in March on the westward trip.
Wean Atlanta Mr. Roosevelt will travel
through the South, making one speech
in each state which he traverses. He
probably will make a short stop at the
Texas ranch of Cecil L,\"n. Republican
national rommittPfman. who is an old
friend. The return from California In
all probability will be via the northern,
route. The exact time of the trip and.
the places at which speeeh.-s will be
made have not been decided upon.
BURGLARS USE CHLOROFORM
Also Poison Watch Dogs to Rob
New Jersey Family.
Hackensack. X. .1 . Aug. 14 (Specials —
After poisoning two watchdogs burglars
broke into Mrs. Sophia White's hotel at
Dundee Lake early this morning and
chloroformed Miss Alice White, age*
eighteen: William, Davidson. ■ Mra.
White's brother, and her daughter-in
law. Mrs. William White. One of BBS
house dogs barked loud enough before It
died to "arouse Mrs. White, and the
burglars were frightened away.
Th*>y succeeded, however, in getting
several cases of whiskey and nine, *
large amount of cigars and $25 hi cash,
Mrs. White worked a long time over tha
unconscious persons before they recov
ered. Mrs. White was herself almost
overcome by the drug while aiding the
others.
MOONLIGHT TRIPS ON STR. 'ALBANY/
Huc>on River Day Lln« last down i>o4**-»
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