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The Shooting of Mayor Gaynor
Regarded as Hastening
the End.
Sailed on the Kaiser Wilhelm,
August 9. in Search of Health
Abroad — Anarchist Re
ported on Board.
Lc-drn. Aug. 16— President Pedro
„".. of Chili, died at Bremen, after
•^arrival --. the steamship Kaiser WO
beto> der Gros^e this morning. His death
£jsn*d at -.-.. o'clock t- -night. It
££~due to a recurrence of heart trouble.
jjajpwlnS a recor.t attack of angina
„.. r . from which he suffered.
President Montt sailed from this city
ts the yearns 1 Kaiser Wilhe'.m der
Gr: .«cp on August 9 tad was to be a
•>!]pw passenger of Mayor Gaynor. 'He
Jtc nn ' his way to Bad Kaahefm for
-edical treatment for heart trouble.
wttch was the cause of his sudden
jeEifc. "fi"n ile tbe Chilian Chief Execu-
Bfre was - ■• a witness to the attempt* II
S^ssmation of Mayor Gaynor. he was
...... of the attack before his de-
Mrtnr£ all d it was said by a member of
the official party which went on board
the steamer to say gnodby that he was
-r-jch affected by the occurrence. Al
tfconsi under the constant care of his
physician, who accompanied
htai from Santiago, it is known that
"neither his wife, who was with him. nor
his "friends [tared his death while he
rasinthfe city. During his stay of six
flays here President Montt avoided all
exertion and entertainment. He made
♦no . r three short trips out of New
v ... including 3 visit to President
taS at Beverly, who entertained him
When the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
asslbi second ••'■ on her voyage. Presi
c«:t y ■■- Fent a wireless message to
this city inquiring about Mayor Gay
— = condition.
c--.- reports of the scenes on board
.v. c Kaiser Wilheim der Grosse. when
Xayor Gaynor was shot. said that
President •• ntt had witnessed the
shooting, but these were erroneous and
•-. American and Chilian officials who
•nere there were pleased that he did
sot aM it. fearing that he might suffer
-■ even greater shock than he did when
be vsj informed of it.
Affected by Attempt to Kill.
. SeScr Ricardo Sanchez Cruz. Chilian
Crrs-dl General in this city, who was
»;•- ; ■■'-• ■■ the time, said
|a<r to a Tribune reporter: "President
Merit and Mayor Gaynor exchanged
gratings, and after a few moments of |
conversation Befior Montt withdrew and
accompanied hi? 1 arty to the saloon.
The shooting occurred a minute later.
it - we -■ Are toastine the health of
President Montt, and we did not hear
•-. shots Bred The first news brought
to us »•£? that some one had committed
e-lcide. A little later we learned the
truth. The President was much af
!fct«-d by the unfortunate occurrence.
•• may now be told that President
.Jtott'E frlendK feared that some harm
,ri:fhi come to him at the hands of anar
chists -w-hile >-<=■ was in this country, and
•■;• he -was continually under close
Tuard. This fear of possible violence to
&4or Montt was shown on the steamer
just before he ■lied He stood with his
party on the leek of th" Kaiser when
cse of the bitter, a Chilian official.
ca-^ht fisht of ■ black bearded man.
Bagging one of his countrymen the offi
cial -w-hiFpered : "That man is an anar
chist." a close watch was kept on the
eospected man.
President Montt v, as sixty-four years
til " He was a lawyer. His family was
"' of the- best known In Chili, and his
lather servr-d as President of the repub
lic from l*v>l to IBSI.
•-'■ Montt became President of Chill
<*■ September IS. lIM6. and his term of
t^ce extended to 1911. He succeeded
htaiu Riesco as Chief Executive. He
"i? elected by an enormous majority.
IBS -was supported by a really national
party. He was chosen as member of
■ l£e forcer house s«x>n after his admis-
Eoa to the bar, in IS*>S. and held his :
»»«t for any years, being afterward ,
"'"-" Senator for one of the southern j
provinces, and later for the Province of i
Eajitis-g-r,. During ttroan years he was a ;
— err;b*r of the Cabinet, and was more j
once Premier. j
The Career of the President.
It ■■-_-- . times Eeftor Mont* was
'-■-■- r* the Chamber of Deputies and
* OotmcUlor of Ftate, and during a brief
bat trying period was Minister Pleni
*""" ■ •-.• Washington. In all the
'-Sew? wrhich he held he was dlstln
pisb«*3 f., r his conciliatory and well de
saeej policy. His avowed ambition as
--"«Kk:r* iv 3!i i o return the country to
•U former high position in the financial
*orid, to govern the nation with the
*"'"■• economy compatible with *-m
ci *st public service, and to live at peace
*Ilh an j ts neighbors. Be was the
tampion of a Bound financial stem,
2a va^pj unceasing war against the
Jolicy of prodigal expenditure.
In debate on foreign polk he urged
!J*ateful and honorable settlement of
In the years between 1889
pad V.*»J '.•!,.,, the frontier dispute
*p3t tie Argentine Republic brought
~ i-*i -* Dear war, when practically every
?s<s was ready and waiting orders to
a '^r>'h, Sefior Uoon untiringly poured
*? on th«- troubled waters.
iif: vii, s defeated „ri<-«- for the Presl
*-i«.T. iiv<' amra i>« (me his election,
* D <J on that occasion )j«- returned to the
+nat '- and continued his daily occupa
">ri as if ihe defeat had been only a
occurrence In his life. President
lr -r.ttd«-vot.-d considerable of his time to
£ £v <?l and while in the United States.
- c tland, France. Germany and Italy
**^- much attention to the technical
Cachet of education, public service.
9 \l \^ *40PS^=^r^- '■ ■ -'^^^T^^SBBBP^Bi^L^^ia^B m^^^SCl^ *g^j
Arrives at Issy After Covering
485 Miles.
Paris. Aug. .17.— Le Blanc arrived at
Easy. In the suburbs of Paris, at 6:45
this morning, and is the winner of the
'cross-country flight which started on
August 7. The distance of the race was?
approximately 186 miles. The priz^
contested for was $2<\f>oo, offered by a
Paris newspaper.
Carrier Pigeons Distanced in
Flight to Amiens.
Amiens. France. Aug. 16.— The first
aeria' race between the birds of nature
and man's production was held yester
day in the course of the great aerial
"cross-country competition. and was
•ABOy won by man. Forty-seven car
rier pigeons were released at Douai at
thr same instant that Le Blanc, in his
Parman biplane, started from the mark
on his fifty -mile flight to Amiens.
Rushing without a tremor through the
calm air. the biplane soon outdistanced
the birds, and nrhen Le Blanc reached
Amiens the flock was not yet in sight,
the first pitreon arriving six minutes and
twenty seconds after T>e Blanc.
Latham and Moissant in Contest
— Latter at Amiens.
Amiens. France. Aug. 10—. n aero
phUM race between Paris and London
Started to-day, when Hubert Latham
and Moissarst left Issy. a suburb of
Paris, announcing that they intended to
fly to I^ondon with stops. Latham as
cended first, and drove through the air
at great speed, but motor trouble forced
him to land in a field near La Faloise.
X ■ spects to resume his flight to-mor
Moissant reached Amiens in two hours
and started for Calais at 5:09.
This race between Paris and London
has caused great interest, as it begins on
the eve <>f the conclusion of the great
'cross-country competition, in which Le
Blanc and Aubrun are the survivors.
Latham and Moissant concealed their
intentions until the last moment, wish-
Ing to forestall each other, and the an
nouncement was made by Latham that
he was going to Amiens in order to make
the return trip with the 'cross-country
Amiens. Aug. 17. — Le Blanc started at
53Q8 o'clock this morning from here on
•the last stag-p of the "cross-country flight
to Paris. Aubrun left the ground at o:10
and Legagneux at 5:15. Le Blanc has
a considerable advantage in the race,
as his elapsed time so far is less than
that of Aubrun by more than an hour,
and The 1201,000 will go to the man who
covers the circuit of 2.*^ miles in the
shortest elapsed time. Legagneux is
not a contestant Moissant started for
Calais at s:<~>9.
Duke of the Abruzzi Expected to
Pay Visit There.
Vichy, France. Aue. If. --Miss Kath
enne Elkins and her mother have en
gagr-d rooms at a hotel here, and are
expected to arrive to-morrow by auto
mobile, from Baden-Baden. It is un
derstood that the Duke of th* Abruzzi
will also come here for a brief stay.
He Has Leased a House in
[From Th» Tribune Bureau.)
Washington, Aug. 16. — Governor
Hughes has selected the home which
he will occupy in Washington during
his first years as an Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court of the United States.
He has leased for a 'term of years, with
an option to purchase, a house at No.
2401 Massachusetts avenue, belonging
to Mrs. Florence R. Boyd.
The house is just west of Sheridan
Circle, and in its neighborhood are some
of the finest homes in Washington. It
Id a brown stone and brick structure,
with a tower, and is surrounded by
large grounds. AH the rooms are large
and attractive, the drawing room, li
brary and dining room b«ing particu
larly spacious. Some improvements
and alterations are now being made on
the house, which will be ready for oc
cupancy by the New York Governor
and Mrs. Hughes by October 1.
Mother Grieving for Only Child
Jumps from Window.
As the two hundred children attend
ing the vacation school at Public School
147, in Havemeyer street. Williamsburg,
were dismissed yesterday afternoon, they
were horror stricken to s* r - Mrs. Philo
mena Bfncott jump from the window of
her home across . the way at No. 32.
While Miss Harper, the principal, urged
them back Into the inctosare of the
building. Patrolman Ferguson ran to
the bod- lying on the sidewalk.
Up to three weeks ago Mrs. Bincott
had sent her five-year-old daughter
Rosie, her only child, to the playground
across the way. Every afternoon when
the children came out the mother was
at the window and Rosie and her play
mate waved to her.
Th^p weeks ago Rosfe died Mrs Bin
, . tt continued to sit n\ the window
tho igh wtth ■ Md smile- and receive th*
greetings of 'he children. Yesterday she
scnamed "Boate!" and then lumped al
ntosl among th«-m.
in IfcAHster. <-f tbe Wflßamsburg
li(is|;it:i!. Mild Mr.-. Bincott ii;t<l broken
i,<r ij« k, and pronounced death to have
been Instaatmneous. Bhe leaves ■ bus
l,;;;i'i. Who was <>\ «-i <■< mil- ;i! luis th< tuta.l
loss of hia family.
Although- the assessment on John V-
Rockefeller^ awjnslnoeni borne at I'ocan
tico Hills was increased from 12W.4N <°
$3</j,<."tO by ' i ■•- assessors, he made no com
plaint resterde when the assessors -•>' to
hear grievances in Tan -.11 In fact. M'
Rockefeller sent word that he was perfectly
satisfied 10 pay the additional assessment.
Th* assessors had the unusual experience
of not having a complaint made aiuirist '■-<-
"General Improvement in His
Symptoms." Bulletin Says —
Temperature Decreases.
Is Propped in Bed, Allowed to
Read for First Time, Jokes
with Surgeons, Hears
from Little Folk.
The bulletin issued at 9:30 o'clock
last night by the surgeons attending
Mayor Gaynor at St. Mary's Hospi
tal. Hoboken. follows:
"Mayor Gaynor has passed a very
comfortable day. There has been a
general improvement in his symp
A bulletin was issued at midnight
as follows:
"There has been no change in the
Mayor's condition since the evening
bulletin. The Mayor is sleeping
quietly. "ARLITZ,
The bulletins issued by the physicians
in attendance) on Mayor Gaynor at St.
Mary's Hospital yesterday were uni
formly favorable. The Mayor was re
gaining his str*npth so rapidly, one of
the attending physicians said last night,
that it may be decided to operate and
extract the bullet to-day or to-morrow.
When this physician left the hospital,
late yesterday afternoon, he said a pre
liminary survey of the wound would
probably be made at the usual nightly
consultation of the surgeons to prepare
the way for the more serious operation.
Xone of the other physicians would
say later that an operation was immi
nent. When Dr. Arlitz. house physician
at St_ Mary's, was asked about it. he
denied that th e surgeons intended to
extract the bullet soon.
"The Mayor is getting- along swim
mingly." he said, "and we are not going
to operate for the present."
The 9:30 o'clock bulletin last night
! was rather colorless. It was issued after
the usual nightly consultation of the
attending physicians. It was said the
patient's throat had been examined, but
nothing could be learned as to the prob
ability of an operation. The bulletin
"Mayor Gaynor has passed a very com
fortable day. There has been general
improvement In his symptoms."
Temperature Decreases.
The bulletin was signed by Drs. Ar
litz, Dowd, Stewart and Parrish. Dr.
Brewer did not return to the hospital
last night. One of the attending physi
cians supplemented the bulletin by giv
ing the Mayor's temperature as 99. the
lowest it has been yet. and nearest to
the normal mark of 98 3-5. The Mayor's
pulse was TO and his respiration 17, he
Robert Adamson. secretary to the
Mayor, was less emphatic in speaking of
the Mayor's condition yesterday.
"The Mayor appears to be better to-day
than he was yesterday." said Mr. Adam
son. "He took more nourishment and
swallowed easier than on any previous
day. and I believe he Is going to re
cover. Of course, it is wholly specula
tive as to when he will be able to leave
the hospital, but with conditions as
favorable as they have been so far I
think he will start on his belated vaca
tion to recuperate within two or three
Mr. Adamson said he understood that
the physicians were discussing the pos
sibilities of an operation for secondary
hemorrhage which might arise from the
"sloughing" of some of the affected tis
sues on the walls of the arteries in the
region of the wound.
Surh an operation could be accom
plished by incisions in the neck, he said,
and not directly through the mouth, as
•would be the case if the bullet was re
moved. He paid he had not heard the
Burgeons diFcuselng a more serious op
eration to extract the bullet.
Dr. Brewer, the surgeon who would
be railed upon to perform whatever
operations wore necessary, was with
the patient all Monday night. A report
was current about the hospital last
night that an operation had a!r<*adv
been performer], but this was denied
The hacking rough which has bothered
the Mayor considerably for the past
few days still han s on, it was said,
but he found much relief from it by ly
ing for a good part of th<=- time on his
right fid^. He does not sit up in bed.
A Book at Last.
For the first time yesterday the pa
tient was propped up with pillows into
a reclining position, and was allowed to
read a little. He had asked his wife
to prevail upon the physicians to let
him read Mrs. Gaynor told the doc
tors h^r husband practically lived with
a hook in his hands at home, and that
unless his condition would not permit,
it, the deprivation for so long a time
was a hardship They decided to grant
i)i(. request, and a copy Of "Happy Haw
kins' and "Marcus AurHtus." the only
available literature in the hospital.
were given '<• the Mayor. !!■• glanced
through ""■ books for s little while,
Secretary Adamaon said, bui didn't
n ,. 1( j mi;, h He was not •allowed to read
tbe newspapers.
•ji,,- Mayor slepl Beven hours dining
the night, and awoke much refreshed
„,,,) in hi* usual good liv r yesterday
••When 1 went Into his room early
this morning," Mr. Adamson said yes
terday, "the Mayor greeted me cheer
fll Hv with the remark:
"Hello, I*"' 1 ' ' ■*• >' ou have beaten the
doctors this morning. None <>f them has
town up • '
Th* Mayor rani be hadn't talktd much
CuutUiut-U ps fourth i-\c-
At R*t>ublican State Committee meeting: yesterday.
Who was selected as temporary chairman of State Convention
(Photo copyright by Pach Bros., x. y.. 1908..
Pennsylvania Freight Off Track, •
Causing 1 Long Blockade.
A -freight- train on , the 'Pennsylvania.
Railroad was wrecked yesterday after
noon near Perth Amboy junction. A
tramp who was stealing- a ride had his
arm "badly crushed; but there ' were no
other casualties. Traffic was suspended
for twelve hours while the wreckage was
being removed and the tracks repaired.
Ail the passengers on the Pennsylvania
lines were compelled to transfer to the
jersey Central lines.
The freight was going east, and had
twelve freight car?, loaded with coal. As
it reached the point where the tracks of
the Long Branch line converge into
those of the main line a truck frame on
one of the freight car? broke, causing
it to leave the track and derailing all
the other eleven cars, scattering coal
and wreckage over three tracks, only th 3
fourth track, westbound, being open.
Wreck trains were rushed out from
Jersey City and New -Brunswick and
began at once the work of clearing away
the wreckage and replacing the track,
which had been torn up for over four
hundred feet The work was completed
in time to bring into the city the com
muters who had been compelled to take
the Jersey Central out the night before.
Mother and Baby Badly Burned
Patrolman Puts Out Fire.
With the clothing- of both aflame, Mrs.
Sarah Finkel. of No. 902 Riverdale ave
nue Brooklyn, race,: with her three
year-old daughter Elsie in her arms from
her home last evening to -a drug store
two blocks away. Mother and child
screamed with agony. •
Patrolman Burton overtook the woman
and pulling off his coat, wrapped it
around her and the child, partly extin
guishing the flames. He beat the rest of
the fire out with hi? hands, and was
slightly burned. The child was taken to
St Mary's Hospital, where it was said
she would probably, die. Although suf
fering greatly herself, the mother insist
ed on helping the policeman and others
in treating her child with oils, pending
the arrival of an ambulance surgeon.
Mrs. Finkel was cooking on an oil
etove when the little girl knocked against
it in her play. The stove was upset and
in an instant her clothing was afire.
Seizing her, the mother dashed from the
house with the child Her own clothing
was Ignited while she sought to tear off
the baby's flaming garments;
Both New Yorkers ' and Bruin Badly
Frightened in Maine.
Ban^or, Me.. Aug. lfi.— Colliding with a
large black bear In the highway in the town
of L.acran«e to-day, a motor car In which
were Mr. and Mrs. Edward 1- Hopkins and
John P. Fassett. all of New York, and Miss
Marlon Gordon, of Philadelphia, was
ditched by the roadside. The tourist* es
caped uninjured and the bear disappeared
in the woods.
The car was. running at high speed -when
the bear rose tip on its haunches directly
In the middle at the road. There was not
room to pass, and the car struck the sur
prised animal squarely, carrying It [along
growling on th.» hood of the car until a
bad place In the road bounced it off. In
falling the lx'sr went under the wheels and
thr car was ditched.
Ah soon as the party discovered that the
hoar was as frightened as they were and
was making tracks for the woods they
righted the car and proceeded to this city
on their way '" 'NVw York.
■•Uikit." th« stylish 'eyeglass. . Bisisht or
torlc Pebbles- Spencers, 31 Maiden Lane.
■— Advt
Hundred Thousand Homeless —
—Rice Loss $4,500,000.
Washington Aug. I«.— Mr. OBrien.
the American Ambassador at Toldo. re
ported to the State Department to-day
that the city of Tokio was supporting:
one hundred thousand refugee? from the
flooded districts of Japan. The damage
to the rice crop was great. According
to the ambassador it is estimated at $4,
£OO,OOO. More than one hundred and
fifty thousand houses were damaged by
the floods.
Tokio, Aug. 16.— The suffering among
more than half a million people here is
indescribable. The local relief funds are
large, the resident foreigners assisting
generously in the relief work and with
money. Among those drowned was the
tecond son of Rempei Kendo, president
of the Japanese Mail Steamship Com
pany. No casualties among foreigners
are reported.
Ambassador O'Brien has remained in
Tokio throughout the floods, and is doing
everything possible to assist the suffer
ers. All the visitors at the summer re
sorts are safe.
Applies for Protection on Eve of
Martoogessian's Release.
On the eve of the release from Sing
Ping- of Levalt M. Martoogessian, the
Armenian priest whose activities in
connection with the Hunchakists caused
his imprisonment two years ago. a man
who refused to disclose his identity, brat
who. it was said, was active, in the
prosecution of Martoogessian, called
yesterday upon Acting District Attorney
Moss and said his life had been threat
Although Mr. Moss and Daniel F.
Cohalan, who accompanied the man, de
clined to discuss the object of the call,
it leaked out.
Martoogessian was formerly pastor
of the Gregorian and Armenian Church,
in this city. He was charged with being
the leader of a society of Hunchakists.
and with pending: threatening letters
to wealthy Armenian business men de
manding sums of money.
He was convicted on February 27.
ITHkK, of attempted extortion, and sen
tenced to two years and six months in
state prison. His sentence will expire
August 27.
Oldest Alderman Objects to Ordinance '■
Proposed by Youngest Colleague.
Alderman Thomas W. Tobin. the young
est member of the Yonkers Common Coun
cil, says he has been shocked to find many
• girls and boys in the parks, and by the.
waywardness of children who loiter in the
streets at night. Ho has Introduced an
ordinance in th« Council making it .un
lawful for boys and girl? under sixteen
to be In the streets after 10 o'clock nt Blghi
unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Alderman . William Corballs, the oldest
member of tlie Council.** objected to the
ordinance He 1.4 the father of ti large
family, and thought It would be a sham*
to keep the children • Indoors on summer
nights, Under Mr. CorbaUs's objection se
t-on on the proposed ordinance was post
poned. ■_
Hannon, the Aviator, Makes Announce
ment at Boston.
[liv T< Ipprarli to The TribuiM '
Boston, Aug. IG.— Mr. . Hannon, .the avi
ator, announces that Theodore Roosevelt
i,,. promised to make an aeroplane trip
with him next mouth at the aviation meet
here. 'T\'
r-v-v-T-. i^TT'-VT' In City of N«tt York. J*rwrr C«T and HobokMi.
"chinaman crosses
"dead line" and is
Tong Feud Responsible for Four
Shots That Entered Chu
Police Make Two Arrests and
Have Two Witnesses Who
Swear Prisoners Did
the Shooting.
When Chu Him. of No. 11 Dryers
street, a. member of the Four Brothers
Society, was shot to death last night, in
front of his home by alleged members
of the On Leonar Ton?, he was the
seventh Chinaman to fall a victim in
the tens war in Chinatown thi? year.
Chu Him has been a "marked man"
for many months— he knew it: that
Is why he kept to the little cubby-hole
in the wall at N'o.ll Dover? street,
where he ran a restaurant and made his
home.'. This restaurant is "No. 5 in an
arcade which runs from Dover?; street
to No. 2O Mbtt street. The arcade is
dimly lighted in the daytime by what
rays of the sun can edge, their way there.
and at night not at all.
The arcade is about seventy-five feet
in length and • about twenty-five , in
width. It starts from Xo. 11 Doyers
street and runs straight for about three
quarters of its length, then turns slight
ly to the north and ends at No. 20 Mott
street. At the turn there are four steps,
the Mott street end being lower than th<?
other. These steps mark the boundary
line between the Four Brothers Society
and the On Leongs' territory, and few
men venture beyond that spot, known
as the "dead line."
Shortly before 7 o'clock last night
Chu Him arP p »r^d at the door of No. 11
Poyprs street and glanced keenly up and
down the length of the darkened alley.
Haying satisfied himself that no enfmy
lurked within the shelter of the arcade
he shuffled toward Mott street
Chu Him had gone seventy feet or
more, and no sound broke the stillness
until he reached the top step and was
preparing to descend to the next, when
there was a Minding flash and a deafen
ing roar. So fast were the shots tired.
five in all. that they sounded almost like
one continuous report. Chu Him leaped
into the air and fell crashing to the
ground with four bullets in the base of
his skull.
Following the shooting there was a
scampering of slippered feet through the
alley, and then all was still. Standing at
Mott street and the Bowery were Ser
geant Stevenson and Patrolman Young,
of the Elizabeth street station, and as
soon as they heard the report of the re
volvers they ran to the arcade, and
1 found the body of Chu Him lying half
way down the steps.
The noise of the shooting and the
gathering of excited Chinamen on the
scene had caused a panic among sight
reers in the district, and they poured out
into the streets from nearby restaurants,
adding to the excitement and confusion.
Sergeant Stevenson sent in a call for an
ambulance, and while waiting for its
arrival started to investigate.
As he was trying to find witnesses to
the murder of Chu Him. he felt some
body plucking at his sleeve, and turned
around to find Lav Wing, of No 23 Pel!
street Wing said he was a member of
the Four Brothers, and had been an eye
witness of the shooting. He toM the
police that he could Identify the mur
derers if he were given protection. His
offer being accepted, ho led the police
down Mott street until he came to No.
14 where he pointed out two men from
among a group at the doorway.
The men were arrested and gave their
names as Tom Yuen and Lee Fat. No
revolvers were found on either prisoner,
but ■ charge of homicide was made
against them and I-.au Wing was held
as a material witness.
The police obtained another witness
to the shooting i'> the person of Chu
Yuen, of No. 22 Pell street,' who said
1,,. was a cousin Of the dead man and
a waiter in his restaurant. He said
that wh*;u he heard the .shots he ran
OUt of the restaurant and saw two men
shooting at his cousin. He was taken
to Police Headquarters, where he posi
tively Identified both prisoners us the
men "who had done the .shooting.
Ottawa, Aug. 16.— L. R Keogb, or the Ot
tawa Collegiate Institute staff, announces
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oHIKIhIaN otLtbltu
Old Guard Wins in Fight for
Temporary Chairman of the
State Convention.
Head of Committee Declares
Yesterday's Meeting Shows
Where Control of Or
ganization Lie 3.
"To the various persons who asked
mo whether I would accept the posi
tion of temporary chairman of th*
state convention I said that 1 would
do so only if tHey w«'! sure, after
knowing my attitude, aasl they de
sired me. because ry scaeci wouid
be of such a character t iat it might
help if the convention norr-rated the
right kind of a man on a ciean cut.
progressive platform; but that it
would hurt if neither the right kind
of man were nominated nor the right
kind of platform adopted."
Members of the -old guard" showed
conclusively that they were in control of
the Republican State Committee yester
day when they succeeded in puttin?
through a resolution recommending Vice*
.President Sherman as temporary chair
man of the state convention. Lloyd C-
Griscomf president of the New York
County Committee, one of the leaders off
the riQJiewilM element in the organiza
tion, offered the name of Theodore Roose
velt as a substitute, but the "old guard."
purely for personal reasons and to ?V '" V
their "strength, defeated the substitute
by a vot^ of 20 to IS.
State Chairman Woodruff, elated at
the result, said after the meeting that It
showed clearly who was in control of the
organization, and that any attempt to
change the control would be futile. H*»
said there had been no intention of af
fronting Mr. Roosevelt, but the latter's
name had been lugged in for a football
and had been kicked all over the field.
Thf» members of the "old truard" were
absolutely defiant last night, and de
riare.l that no trace of the principles of
Governor Hughes would appear either in
the platform or the ticket to be nominated
at Saratoga, which was named yester
day as the place for the convention. The
time selected is Tuesday and Wednes
day, September 27 and 23.
Progressives to Keep Up Fight.
The Progressives declare that theywil!
take their fight for progressive policies
right into the convention. The conven
tion must ratify the choice of the state
committee for temporary chairman, but
Mr. Griscom was not prepared to say
last night that any fight would be mad«
there to substitute the name of Mr.
Roosevelt for that of the Vice-Pre.=idenr.
After the meeting, which lasted not
much more than half an boar, in the
Republican Club. William L. Ward, of
West Chester, and William Barnes, jr..
of Albany, had a talk with Mr IbJUM
vent and later Mr. Griscom saw him.
When he had heard both sides of th«
story Mr. Roosevelt gave out the fol
lowing statement:
"To the various persons who asked
me whether I would accept the posi
tion of temporary chairman of the *tat«
convention I said that I would do so
only if they were sure, after knowin?
my attitude, that they desired me, be
cause my speech would be of such a
character that it might help If the con
vention nominated the right kind of
n.an on a clean-cut,, progressive plat
form, but that it would hurt if neither
♦.he right kind of man were nominated
r.ur the right kind of platform adopted."
Attention was called last night to the
use by Mr. Roosevelt of the term "pro
gressive platf€»rm." They said it showed
clearly that Mr. Roosevelt's prestige
could not be used as an asset in the
campaign if the "old guard" persisted
in carrying out their reactionary plat
Will Roosevelt Be Delegate?
Mr Roosevelt would not say that he
expected to be a delegate to the conven
tion, but Mr. Griscom said he was sur©
that the ex-President's district would
not refuse to send him to the conven-
Fearin? the activity of the Progres
sives, the "old guard" deliberately
planned the test of strength for the
meeting yesterday. They knew that Mr.
Griscom had seen President Tart and
had talked with Mr. Roosevelt. They
knew that the proposition that Mr.
Roosevelt be temporary chairman had
been mentioned to him. They saw a
chance to rebuff both the ex-President
and the Progressives, and at the same
time display their control of the star*
They went about their plans secretly.
Not ■ stiggestion that Vice- President
Sherman be named as temporary chair
man was made to Mr. Roosevelt or to
Mr. Griscom or any of his friends. Mr.
Woodruff saw the Vice-President at th->
Hotel Manhattan on Monday night, but
he was careful that their meeting should
not become known. Mr. Woodruff said
yesterday that he had the unqualified
consent of the Vice-- President to present
his name as temporary chairman. TIM
Vice- President left town at midnight.
Mr. Griscom at Oyster Kay on Mon
day had obtained the consent of Mr.
Roosevelt to allow his BMM to lie pre
si>nt»'d to the committee m temporary
chairman of the convention, but the un
derstanding was that the selection of this
officer would not come up until the meet
ing of the committee the night beforo
the convention.
Early yesterday mornins one of Mr.
Griscbm'a friends heard of the plan of
the "old guard" to present the '[>■•■■-
President's name it the meeting at noon.
As soon as Mr GriMM was informed
of the plan he got in communication with
Mr. Roosevelt over the telephone and
told him what he had learned. Hi asked
Mr. Roosevelt whether he was still will-

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