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ACTING IVJaVHR STOPSBOUT
Prevents Fight Between Kauf
man and Lang.
HIRES ROOM NEAR CLUB
Mr. Mitche! Calls in Police and
Disappoints 6,000 at Fr,ir
mor.t Athletic Chib.
Acting Mayor Mitchel raid *1 tact night
for the use of a room in a house across
from the Fairmont Athletic Club, at 137 th
street and Third avenue. The Bronx, where
a fieri! was M-heduled to take place between
two heavyweights, "AT Kaufman and
"Bill" Lang, an Australian.
Inspector nil— lT learned of the acting
Mayor's :-, asßOe, went to th" room, had a
tslk with Mr. Mitchel, and called the re
serves of three stations. The police per
mitted no one to enter the club after at.
and by police coercion the fight was called
off. although about three thousand persons
were in the clubhouse.
Fully six thousand persons gathered in
the street, expecting to see the light. Traf
fic *on Third and Lincoln avenues was
blocked by the throng.
Shortly before S o'clock Acting Mayor
Slitchel and two other men went to a little
two story frame house across from the
Fairmount Athletic Club. James Smith oc
cupies the second floor of this house. and
Mr Mitchei approached him. Not reveal
ing his identity. Mr. Mitchel said he was
anxious to watch the people going into the
dub. as he wanted to identify a certain
man "When he asked Smith for permission
to sit in' the front room for a couple of
hours Smith reluctantly consented. He
seemed suspicious of the three men.
"I don't -expect this jrratis." said the act
ing Mayor, and pave Smith a dollar. The
three occupied chairs so that they c<vi!d
look directly into the big doors of the
club, which is a large two story building,
formerly occupied by the J. L. Mott Iron
Works.
For week.s past the coming bout between
Kaufman and Lang has been the talk of
the sporting element, which lias been look
ing - -ward to the event with great expec
tations. Tickets at first cost "members"
to, bat the demand was bo great that the
price advanced rapidly, and yesterday af
ternoon ticket sp*~ctilatr.rs along Broadway,
v.ho had obtained tickets issued to "mem
bers." were able to get $10 for them.
In son:< manner Inspector Hucsey. who is
taking the place of Inspector Flood hi The
Bronx district, learned of the presence of
Acting Mayor Mitchel. He hurried to the
bouse whore Mr. Mitchel was. There was
a. ahort conference between Mr. Mitchel and
Inspector Hussey. at which the latter asked
th«» acting Mayor what course to take.
A few minutes later the reserves of the
■arrisanfa, the Alexander avenue and the
Trcmont stations were on the way to the
club.
-<■■ -. Captain Post and the 'iub'J
mannrrr "BOIy" GMbaon, met in the club
house.
"There will be no fight," said Hussey.
"There will be a fight." said Gibson. "We
haven't kept this fight Bidet by any means.
and we don't intend to have the police
butt in at the last minute. The light will
go on."
By this time the reserves were or. hand.
On Inspector Hussey*s orders about twenty ;
of the policemen lined up in front of the
big doors of the club and permitted no one
to enter. With the club entrance blocked
by the bluecoats and no one entering
there, ir,Tih street was soon congested and
the crowd backed up into Third avenue.
In about ten minutes the throng was so
dense that the Third avenue and Lincoln
avenue cars could not move.
"Move on.'" the police kept shouting, but
the men in the crowd had turned out in
the expectation of seeing a great light, and
•would not .".move on."
Mr. Gibson, the manager, finally decided
to call off the f.ght. and made the an- ;
rouneenn nt from the ringside. Although \
there was no disorder from the men in the !
club th*>re was a good deal of angry mur
muring as they Bed out, and many com
plaints that if the police wanted to stop
the fight they should have let their de
cision be known earlier.
SCHENECTADY'S GREAT GAIN
Her Increase in Population in 10
Years More than 129 Per Cent.
jFmra Th« Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. \uc. X.— Surprise -was ex
pre.sse<l at the Oenaaa Bureau to-day when
the final tabulation of the returns from
iMßacted! . N. V.. were made. At first
H was thought that the counting machines
■are not in proper workinpr order, for the
statistics showed that Schenectady made
the phenomenal pain of 129.9 it cent In
population In Hie last tea years. The fig
ures were reviaad. with the same result.
The official count shows that Schenectady
has a population of COS, as compared
with 51.»32 in i$W, a pain of 4J.144. The in
crease in the preceding decade was 11,7^),
or 59.2 per cent.
The population of Newark. N. J.. is 347,-
Mi as compared with 246,070 in UN and
I?\,v&> in 1590. The increase in the last ten
>*ars was 41.2 per cent and in the pre
ceding deead* 5-*..* per cent.
Scranton, Vrr.ri., has a population of 129,
?€7. as compared with US.#JS ten years ago
«rsd 75.115 twenty years afro.
SUB-TREASURY CASHIER OUT
Philadelphia-. Resigns After Visit of
Washington Officials.
Philadelphia. Aug. 16.— Winfield S. Pugh,
cashier of the United States Sub-Treasury
In this city, it was >arn^d to-night, has re
sisrned, to take effect September 30. Mr.
Pugh has held the place for twenty-three
y?ars.
The reason for the refijrnation If rot pub
licly known, but it followed .-i visit of
Treasury officials from Washington. It Is
staled that his accounts are correct.
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NEW LAWS IN EFFECT
Sections of Railroad Act Become
Operative To-night. *
jl'-rcm The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Aug. 16.— The telegraph-frank
is approaching the end of Its career. At
midnight to-morrow it will join the railroad
pars as a relic of "the good old days."
Two factions of the railroad law took ef
fect on June IS. when the act was signed
by the President. One of th^se sections
authorised the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to suspend proposed increases in
rates pending an inquiry into their reason
wMfUfn. and the other empowered th"
President to appoint a commission to in
restigate questions: pertaining to the. issu
ance of BtsCkji and bonds by railroads. All
the other sections of the act take effect at
midnight to-morrow.
Probably no part of the law will give the
commission more trouble than the long and
short haul section. As a rule, freight
charges are higher to interior than to roast
points. Every station and every commod
ity will have to he considered, and there is
danger that the commission will become the
storm centre of fights between rival cities.
The commerce court section will become
effective at midnight to-morrow, hut it is
doubtful if the new judges will be named
until Congress meets. After to-morrow the
commission will have authority to initiate
complaints against carriers and to estab
lish through rates and joint classifications'.
In addition to prohibiting the issuance of
franks by telegraph, cable and telephone
companies, the act places such companies
under the jurisdiction of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, and requires that
their charges for services shall be just and
reasonable. The regulation of telegraph
and telephone companies will add much to
the work of the commission. The forms of
tariffs, accounting system and monthly and
annual reports to be made by the tele
graph and telephone companies will be
prescribed by the commission. This is now
done in the case of railroads. Complaints
prising from Interstate telegraph and tele
phone service will be handled in the same
way as are railroad complaint^.
KILLS HIMSELF AT DESK
Wagonmaker Grows Despondent
as Business Falls Off.
Circumstances strikingly similar to those
attending the suicide of Henri Werlemann,
a broker in oils, on Thursday morning, sur
rounded the death of Albert Schmidt, fifty
years old, who took his life yesterday
morning in his wagon shop, at No. 227 East
22d street. Each man went to his place of
business early* and, sitting before bis desk,
shot himself through the head with a re
volver held on the right side. Each was
found through the arrival of a subordinate
at the office.
Si- 1 midt left bis home. No 319 West 13th
street, at S:GO o'clock. About 7:45 the fore
man, Albert Nauer. arrived and found the
door locked. He climbed to the transom
and saw his employer, apparently asleep.
He rapped at the door, but there was no
response. Xauer went to the Schmidt home
and told the family. Schmidt's daughter,
Irene, seventeen years old, started back
with the foreman. They got Patrolman
Dreiser to force the door. When Irene
saw her father's body she became hysteri
cal.
Of late Schmidt's business fell off and
lie had threatened to kill himself. On his
desk was found a note directing Xauer to
take Schmidt's money from the bank and
give it to his wife. The Coroner allowed
the body to be removed to the Schmidt
home.
FIRM ATTACHES EMPLOYE
Discrepancy in Cash Account of
Leather Company Alleged.
fsflstfee Goff in the Supreme court yester
day granted an attachment in the sum of
i.■■i '.'■■' .'.'S in favor of the Btatz leather Com
pany, of No. 2fi Spruce street, against Adolf
GabrieL Although having the title of book
keeper of the concern, Gabriel was virtually
the gen"ml manager.
It was the custom of the business for
the treasurer to sign blank checks and
leave them with Gabriel. The latter filled
them in and had them cashed as the busi
ness, in his discretion, needed. Officials of
the company stated that the face value of
the checks cashed by Gabriel between Sep
tember. 1907, and last July exceeded the
amount shown by the stubs in the sum for
which the attachment was levied.
The attachment was obtained by Hirsch,
Schenerman & Lfmburg, of No. 11l Broad
way, attorneys for the company. Deputy
Sheriff McGivney served notice of it on
two banks, a trust company, on Zimmer
mann C: Forshay, stock brokers, of No. 9
Wall street, and on Henry Hanauer, man
ager of a cafe in Second avenue. Gabriel
had personal accounts with the Corn Ex
change Bank and the Equitable Trust Com
pany, .but lately left little money in them.
When Deputy Sheriff McGivney went to
the home of Gabriel, at No. 3 West 222 d
street, he was told that the bookkeeper
was critically ill with typhoid fever. Mc-
Givney seized a safe there, sealed it and
put it in a storage warehouse.
Gabriel's illness which came upon him
about two weeks ago, was the cause that
led to the discovery of the alleged dis
crepancies between his ciiecks and their
stubs. As far as the officials of the com
pany knew, he considered his salary, which
wslH placed at $70 a week, adequate. The
Biatz Leather Company is capitalized at
?10.<X*0. The officers and directors are:
Francis J. Blatz, president; Milton Bchloss,
treasurer.
At the Columbia apartments, Xos. 3 and
5 West 122 d street, where. Gabriel, who is
a widow lives, a friend of his. Mr.
Hanauer, stated that Mr. Gabriel was in
the twenty-first day of typhoid fever, and
that little hope was entertained for his re
covery. He stated that Gabriel knew noth
ing of the proceedings brought against him.
DISMISSES ONE FIREMAN
Waldo Then Reconsiders Case of
Man Found in Brewery.
Declaring that he was no squealer and
that to was glad to lose his job if he had
to be one. Fireman William J. Barron was
dismissed from the department by Com
missioner Waldo yesterday for contradict
ing the testimony of Battalion Chief
Howe The latter testified that Barren
bad given the names of two policemen
who were in the Bernbeimer & Schwartz
brewery 1 on the night of July 28, when
Howe surprised a group of firemen and
policemen drinking in the place.
After he had heard the testimony in
the cases of Andrew J. O'Xeil and Joseph
'. Paul and had reserved decision the
Commissioner called Barron to him and
asked :
"Why did you art the way you did?"
In reply the dismissed fireman said that
he had given Howe the name of only one
policeman, having called up the chiefs
home <•■! the telephone and given the name
t.i hi* wife. Commissioner Waldo then
said that lie would reconsider Barron's
caf-e for twenty-four hours.
Barron.* -■■!''' had pleaded guilty pre
viously to th* charges against him and
was . raiting '■• decision of the Commis
sioner, v. at a witness in til-- cases of
O"NeJI and Paul
Patrolmen Charles A. Picco and Henry
i.o. 111:11. of the West I2sih streel station.
admitted that they had been In the yard
of the brewery.
REAL ESTATE MAN ARRESTED.
Bimon t'ttal, a i*'al estate dealer, who was
<•• of the principal witnesses against Mag
istrate Henry I. Furlong, now In .Sing Sing,
v .:. arrested <>n ■ charge of grand larceny
yesterday m Brooklyn] Samuel'Keplan, of
No. .7 Lincoln I 'lace, owner of a tenement
ii.jnse, complained to Magistrate Tigha on
>tiET!:st N that L'ttal, as his agent, had
failed >.-. tarn ov.r |tt « iv. h. he- alleged,
hadgfeeen Collected from his '■•nan: ■ On
JnhrlS t'Ual was atr — ted on the i <unplai!it
M Kaplan, who charged him with holding
back Sli of money collected.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17. IS.
INDIAN'S POOR MEMORY
Asked About Depositing $75,000
After McMurray Got $750,000.
SAYS HE CANNOT REMEMBER
Gov. Easkell Expresses Willing
ness to Testify — Sher
man Against Large Fees.
Sulphur. Okla., Aug. 16.— Douglas H. John
800. chief of eighty thousand members of
the Chiokasaw tribe, did not remember
v.lien asked before the special Congression
al investigating committee to-day how it
was that he was able to deposit $75,000 to
his personal credit a few days after J. I .
McMurray had received $7VO,W> as attorney
fees.
' Johnson previously testified that lie al
i ways had approved of what are known as
the McMurray contracts, which provide for
the sale of $30,000,000 worth of land be
longing to the Indians, giving McMurray
10 per cent, or $3,000,000, in fees.
Chief Johnson has also urged other
Indians to sign the contracts. He testified
that, he was a particular friend of McMur
ray. He testified in what are known as the
citizenship cases .several years ago that he
approved of a contract in which McMurray J
got a salary of $5,000 a year and $2,700 a^
year expenses. A short time afterward he
approved of another contract, on which
McMurray obtained, for doing the same
work, a contingent fee of $750,000. The lat
ter fee was to have been $1,500,000, but was
cut down one-half by the government.
"Why is it you were willing to give Mc-
Murray $750,000 for doing that for which he
already was paid a salary?" asked Repre
sentative C. B. Miller, of Minnesota.
"Because we thought lie earned it." re
plied Chief Johnson. "He kept off the rolls
3,200 claimants to our property, and thus
saved us $5,000 for each person kept off, or
a total of $16,000,000. I would have been
willing to hare paid* him 50 per cent, or
$S,O00,OQ0."
"You were willing to give a little- graft j
money in order to save that much land— is
that it? Now tell us why it is that a few
days after that $750,000 was paid to Mc-
Murray you were able to deposit to your
personal account in a bank at Denteon.
Tex., $75,000. Where did you get that
$25,490?"
"I do not remember. I was dealing in
cattle, and my account varied, so I do not
remember."
"The depositing of $75.0 ( to your personal j
account produced so little impression on ,
your mind that you don't remember? When j
you became chief of your tribe. isn't it a i
fact that your bank account was only 1500? j
How, then, were you able to deposit $75,000 i
Just a short time after McMurray got his ;
00,400 fee?"
Chief Johnson insisted that he did not
remember.
Johnson occupied almost the entire day
on the stand. Governor CL N. Haskell to
day telegraphed his willingness to testify, |
but he probably will not be called. It was j
stated to the committee that other Indian j
j witnesses, who had said they waived the
contracts, had asked to be recalled to the
stand in consequence of Chief Johnson's
testimony to-day.
Representative C. D. Carter, of Oklahoma,
was recalled to-day, and was asked, "What
is your opinion of Vice-President Sherman
in matters pertaining to Indian affairs?"
-Up has always shown a deep interest in
the Indians." Carter replied.
"What was his attitude toward large
fees?"
"He was opposed to them.
It had .been asserted in previous testi
mony that Mr. Sherman had expressed em
phatically his disapproval of the 10 per cent
fee.
BIG SAVING FOR INDIANS
'■ New Plan Would Eliminate Fees
in the Sale of Lands.
Ormsby McHarg; a former assistant Sec
retary of Commerce and Labor, more re
cently retained by the Choctaw Indians to
help them in the sale of their tribal lands
in Oklahoma, returned from a visit to the
tribe yesterday with the report that Secre
tary Balling' had a plan all drawn up to
protect the Indians in the sale of their
property without recourse to lawyers, with
consequent payment of heavy lawyers' fees.
Mr. Ballinser, Mr. McHarg said, is. and
long lias been, familiar with the situation
in Oklahoma, and has written to Attorney
General Wickersham urging him to draft a
bill to be submitted to Congress, providing
for the appointment of a board of trustees
which shall take charge of selling the Choc
taw and Chickasaw lands. The pales, un
der the Ballinger plan, would be hold in
open court under federal jurisdiction. _
Speaking of the McMurray contracts, ex
acting a fee of 10 per cent for the sale Of
.the tribal lands, which it was estimated
would have netted him $3,000,000 or more.
Mr. McHarg said:
"I do not think there is a national scan
dal involved in these McMurray contracts.
McMurray was simply a shrewd business
man, who thought he had a right to enter
into individual contracts with the Indians
after President Roosevelt had refused to
sanction bis original contracts, made by
Murray and the council of each tribe."
COHEN OFFERS* TO ARBITRATE
Has Been Paid, but Wants Reasonable
ness of His Fee Settled.
William N". Cohen, former justice of the
Supreme Court, has offered to submit the
question of his fee for professional services
in th«» city franchise < ase.~ to arbitration.
Controller Pren4ergast approved Mr.
Cohen'a charges, and the matter was sent
to the Mayor, who. remembering the Coha
lan case, took occasion to ask whether he
had powet to audit, modify or pass upon
the MIL He was informed that he had no
such power in reference to the corre
spondence whi^h took place over the bill.
Mr. ''ohen says: "The reasonableness of
the fee charged by m^ - was ques
tione ], not directly, but by innuendo"
In a letter to Acting Mayor John Purroy
Mitriiel Mr. < 'ohen offers to have him go
into the question anew, aithouph the bill
hns been paid If the acting Mayor ques
tions the charge, he is invited to submit
the question to persona upon whom both
may agree, or to the president ot the Bar
Association of New York. If an overpay
ment has been made, Mr. Cohen offers to
refund Die amount
In conclusion Mr. Cohen pays: "I should
like prompt action in this matter. If you
prefer to await the recovery of Mayor Gay
nor, which we all eagerly hope will be
speedy and complete, I readily yield to your
wishes."
TO TAKE PUBLIC TESTIMONY
Commission Probing Adirondack Pur
chases Announces Plans.
Albany. Aug. After six months of
delving into records on tile In the State
Forest, Pish and Game Department and the
State Controller's office^ Roger ]'. Clark,
Governor Huches's legal adviser, and Dis
trict Attorney H. Leroy Austin, of Greene
County, who were appointed commissioners
to investigate Adirondack land purchases
and alleged Umbel Stealing On state land,
am to begin the taking " testimony pub
licly. Mr. Clark announced to-day thai the
first session would be held nt the Capitol
on Thursday next, beginning at 10 a; in.,
and hi..! those Kubpu-nae* include George
IV. Ostrand*:r. of Albany and iUcns Falls.
■ well known Adirondack land operator;
John K. Ward general counsel, and Frank
Bell, special counsel for th« Suite Forest,
Kisli and Oame Commission.
Commissioners Clark and Austin have
spent nn» time in quietly going over rec
ords and considerable testimony has been
taken privately. They havo made frequent
trips Into the AdirondaHcs and nave
brought th« inquiry to ■ i" 1 "' 1 where they
have decided i«. hold public hearings, in
tcrestins disclosures ure expected.
MAY OPERATE ON MAYOR
Continued from fl-!«t psjrr.
the day before, as the physicians toM
him it might irritate his throat, and h*
wnp desirous of assisting them in any
way he could.
"Yes, and I don't believe T would
talk much to-day." Mr. Adamson said.
"Oh. that's all right." Mayor Gaynor
replied . "my throat is feeiing fine to
day, and I guess I can talk a litttle
more."
j Jokes with the Surgeons.
"When Dr. Brewer and Dr Stewart
appeared in the sickroom a little later,
to dress the wound, the Mayor directed
a fusilad'e of cheery remarks at them.
"This is the day I get up and take a
ride in the park, isn't it, gentlemen?"
he asked. "It is getting very tiresome
lying here in bed."
The doctors told him it looked like
rain, and he had better wait for a pleas
anter day.
"Well, you are weather prophets, as
well as physicians," he remarked.
The wound was dressed twice during
the day, and the physicians said that
its exterior condition was excellent. It
is necessary to keep it open and well
drained, it was said, to avoid the possi
bility of infection.
He replied that an opiate had been
given the Mayor only once, on the first
night he was in the hospital. The Mayor
objected to taking opiates after that,
he said, because he feared he might have
to rely on them, and he didn't want to do
that.
Dr. E. W. Caldwell. who made .the
X-ray plates showing the course of the
bullet, was not called to Hoboken for the
consultation last night. It was learned
that no other radiographs will be taken,
as those now in the hands of the sur
geons are of sufficient exactness to an
swer all purposes.
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Dowd were with
the patient all day yesterday.
Mr. Adamson said that the Mayor ap
peared somewhat restless at times, and
he was asked if the physicians admin
istered any opiates to induce sleep.
A reporter from The Tribune saw Dr.
Caldwell last night at his home. "Be
lieve the bulletins," was the burden of
his remarks about the Mayor's condi
tion.
He said no bulletin had been issued
without the most careful consideration,
and thiit each was to be relied upon ab
solutely. It was said that Dr. Caldwell
would be culled to the hospital if an
operation was contemplated.
There were many callers at the hos
pital yesterday to inquire as to the May
or's condition, and a number of mes
sages and letters of sympathy were re
ceived. None of the callecs except Ger
trude Gaynor, the Mayor's daughter, got
to see the patient, and tho letters went
no further than Secretary Adamson.
JUROR CANNOT BE FOUND
Johnson, Wanted in Bankruptcy
Case, Relieved of Service.
| Judp:e Hough, at the request of the fore
! man of the federal grand jury, made in
the I'nitr-d States (.'ireuit Court yesterday,
had the name of Theodore M. Johnson
stricken from the rolls as a member of the
i grand jury.
The foreman, Edward C. Bargees, re
! ported to the court that Mr. Johnson had
not been at the jury sessions for thirteen
days atid that all efforts to reach him had
failed. Furthermore. Mr. Burgess taid. .-'n
assistant United States attorney had called
his attention to the fact that Mr. Johnson
was wanted on a subpiipna in the
ruptcy proceedings of the Consumers'
Match Company, of Passaio. N. J., of
which Johnson was president.
The company w;is proceeded atrain-'t in
New .Jersey hy creditors— De Vries Broth
ers. ,]ohn Malcolm and t'.ie A. I* Freeman
Printing Company. Charles A. Bergen was
appointed receiver. Another creditor, the
General Chemical Company, obtained an
order recently from Judge Hough for the.
examination of the officers and directors of
the match company in this jurisdiction
wilh the hope of finding *ome of the assets.
William Rothstefn, one of the directors
of the match company, was under exami
nation hefore fnited State? Commissioner
Alexander yesterday. The examination will
be continued to-d&y.
HOLD UP PHILADELPHiANS
Customs Searchers Find Goods
Not Declared — One Arrest.
Two Philadelphia families earne to prief
on their arrival from Europe yesterday and
the day hefore. and the head of one of them
was arrested in Hohoken and held by
I'nited States Commissioner Russ in $L,6QO
bail for further examination. He was }jd
win M. Dannenbnum, returning on the
steamship Kronprineessin Cecjlie yesterday
With Mrs. Dannenbaum from their honey
moon. After a search by one of the cus
toms inspectors the latter gave up a pearl
necklace and her husband an oriental neck
lace ami cuff buttons of considerable value.
The other family from Philadelphia con
sisted of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goodman and
their two daughters. They came in on the
steamship Kroonland on Monday, and de
clared Jf.Sl worth of stuff. An examination
appraised their possessions at ?.',;,] and Mr.
Goodman paid $102 duty on the excess and
was permitted to go.
W. A. Julian and Mrs. Julian, of Philadel
phia, came in on the steamship Kronprin
cessin Ceeilie yesterday. The inspectors
raised the. declaration and found two
brooches and two bracelets on Mrs. Julian.
They were confiscated Mr. Julian paid
additional duties on the reappraisement.
Miss Nance O'Neil got her seven trunks
yesterday. Teh examination at the Ap
praiser's Stores placed her indebtedness to
the government at $217. which she paid.
HOT CHASE OF AUTOMOBILE
Gets Away After Throwing Boy
in Front of Big Motor Car.
Citizens and police, afoot, in automo
biles and on motorcycles, vainly tried to
come up with a big touring car which
knocked little Filligiano Luciano Into the
path of a sight-seeing car laden with pas
sengers returning from tlie Polo Grounds
yesterday afternoon. Tho chase began at
Eighth avenue and 153 d streel and ended
at 116 th street. Two cars answering the
description of the fugitive machine were
overhauled, but the occupants were able
to account for themselves and s;:ttisfy their
pursuers that they were not responsible
for the accident.
The lad whs picked up and hurried in an
automobile to the Harlem Hospital, where
Dr. McCullom said he would probably re
cover, though he thought the boy's .'■kui!
was fractured.
Hundreds of automobiles come down
Eighth avenue after the ball ,;^iue each
day, and arc hailed alon.a the street by
j-outhfuK enthusiasts with thts queries:
"Who wop- What's the score?" Voting
Luciano stepped out from ■ group of boys
In front of ■ big gray machine. The car
struck Ihe boy and threw him out Into the
middle of the ■treel in front of the sight
(seeing car, which was brought up with B
jolt Hi- chauffeur of the gray car put
on top speed, and In a tt-w seconds ev«-ry
1 odv In hte vicinity had taken up the cry
of "pursuit. The gray car easily outdis
tanced I'/* crowd.
LEADING NEGROES GATHER
National Business League Opens
Convention in This City To-day.
ROOSEVELT TO BE SPEAKER
Representative Men of Race to
Tell of Experiences in the
Business World.
The tenth annual meeting of the National
Negro Business League opens to-day at the
Palm Garden. No. 150 East. sSth street.
This organization 1" made up of th? most
successful and <■ representative negroes in
America, and at this convention these lead
ers of the race will tell th«» stories of their
successes in the hope that the standards
they have set may prove an inspiration to
all negroes throughout the United States.
A most comprehensive programme has
been arranged, and practically every husi
nes* enterprise in which the negro as well
as the white man is interested will be thor
oughly covered in addresses by thos« best
qualified by their experiences to deal with
these subjects.
It was learned yesterday that ex-Presi
dent Roosevelt had promised to speak be
fore a negro convention at Atlanta on Oc
tober S. The Rev. H. 11. Proctor, pastor of
the International ConKrej?ationai Church, of
Atlanta, and J. O. Ross, president of the
Manor State Savings Bank, of Atlanta,
called on Mr. Roosevelt at the "Outlook"
office yesterday and asked him to speak.
The opening session of the convention
will be called to order by John M. Royall,
president of the New York Negro Business
League. . George MeAneny, President of the
Borough of Manhattan, will then give the
address of welcome on behalf of the city,
and Charles "W. Anderson will greet the
delegates on behalf of the New York Negro
Business League and th* citizens of greater
New York.
Following the appointment of the com
mittees on credentials, resolutions and aud
iting. A. G. Gordon, of Gordonvllle, Va.,
will speak on "Manufacturing Brooms for
the Trade." Next on the programme will
be addresses by representative negroes on
"Some Business Experiences of a Country
Physician." "Conducting a Silk Mill with
Negro T^ibor," "Conducting a Hosiery Mill
with Negro Labor." "Drygoods and No
tions," "Poultry Raising." "Co-operative
Merchandising" and "Ethical Standards in
Business."
This evening Booker T. Washington will
deliver the president's annual address,
which will be followed by speeches en
"Contract::-!.? and Building." "The Publish
ing i -'sin- -«." "Thirty-two Years' Experi
ence . • <> Manufacturing Chemist." "Black
Detroit " laid "Livestock Dealing."
The programme for the first day illus
trates the scope of the convention. On
Thursday and Friday other subjects of In
terest to the negro will be dwelt upon by
the speakers, each of whom will have
twenty minutes to devote to his particular
theme. A feature of the Friday session
will be an address by Theodore Roosevelt.
As a forerunner to the convention the
negro editors of the United States met
yesterday at No. 247 West 46th street in
the first yearly gathering of the Negro
Press Association. Nearly every state was
represented by at least one delegate. The
principal speaker was E. J. Scott, private
secretary to Booker T. Washington.
In introducing Mr. Scott, R. W. Thomp
son, president of the association, main
tained that the whites' newspapers appeared
more anxious to print the stories of the
negro crimes than those concerned with
the establishment of negro banks, com
mercial corporations and the successful
enterprises of the negro race.
Mr. Scott in his address urged his fellow
journalists to get in close touch with the
correspondents throughout the country,
emphasizing especially the fact that many
of the misstatements made were due to the
failure of the negro to visit the editor and
set forth fully his side of the matter. He
ended his remarks by saying that a closer
relation with the white press was to be de
sired.
At the afternoon session Charles Stewart,
of Chicazo, gave an address on ■Colored
Newspaper rorrespomients." Mr. Stewart
is a member of the staff of 'The Chicago
Inter Ocean," and in his newspaper work
has several times circled th«=> plo'.^.
VICTIM OF AUTO CRASH DIES.
Mrs. Mary Helbi?:. of No. 69 Bay nr.th
street, Brooklyn, who was seriously in
iured on Monday night, when fin autano
l.il. in which .-lie and her husband were
riding crashed into an electric car. died
lasi nighi in the Kings County Hospital.
The accident occurred at Bedford and
Flatbush avenues. Mrs. Tidbit: was pitched
Into the street Her husband escaped au
injirred.
RESORTS.
NEW YORK.
THE ULSTER & DELAWARE R, R.
offers complete train service to the
Catskil! Mountains
noted for picturesque and romantic
scenery. The glorious air, the magnifi
cent views and comfortable accommo
dations are a great attraction in this
mountain region, which is a paradise
for children and a sanitarium for every
body.
Send 8 cents postage for illustrated
Summer Book with map of the Cats
kills and list of hotels and boarding
houses.
N. A. SIMS,
' Ueneral Passengrer A sent,
Kingston. N. Y.
IDEAL SUMMER HOME Y;V,'
fronting the Sound and a beautiful park.
Forty Minutes from City.
Royal -Victoria Hotel. Larchmont. X. T.
MANHATTAN BEACH, the ideal summer re
sort and outdoor dining paradise; one-half
hour from New York City.
KEW JEHSEY.
ASBURY PARK'S
AVIATION MEET
(Au»plce« Aero and Motor Club)
AUGUST 10TH TO 20TH.
All the Stars of the Sky.
BBOOKINS. LA APPLE.
HOXSET, JOHNSTONE,
COFFYN AND OTHER?.
IMS Programme Every Afternoon.
Interlakeo Field, A»bury Park. N. J.
Bend S cents for 72-page 'book of hotel
and resort features
THE NEW MONMOUTH
SPAING UXE BEACH, N. J.
Autoinoblllns. rldinp. driving:. t«nnls. colt,
canoeing, sea bathing, sailing, flJiMn*.
275 KOO.MS. 200 BATHS.
FRANK Y. Sn DTE." Manager
THE SHOREKAI
M'KING I.AKK BKACII, N. J.
I A new and delightfully located hotel, with all
modern Improvements, remaining open
throughout the entire year, under th» mau
ggement of FRANK F. SHUTB
PENNSYLVANIA.""
. » THE MOUNTAIN PARADISE
for those who re* th* best in location, ap- j
potntment. service and comfort
WfITER GflP HOUSE
Remains open to December. Booklet ajid
Auto Maya JOHN PURDT COPE.
MONTANESCA ! •;;;', :;^J;r a
Modern; strk-lly hUh-olass in appointments
and patronaßo; I'ocono headquarters for a-alo
ist». Booklet and floor plans upon request.
I.t r> IVISON, Prop., Ml T'ocono. r.emia.
The Ideal Hotel at whi.-h to enjoy
. tho Autumn Si»as>on.
THE KITTATINNY.
Leading Hotel at Delaware. Water O;ip, Pt-,
Hklt. t-ir.Bp. ,S.pt. A- Oct. ratf». C. KRANK COPE.
<AN%l>K\sis ' l\\.. Pormm7sT~u~~nuT~
new BFBUCB C'AHIN inn.
nrns. en twite, 4- with prl. bath. Porting. ten-..
His, pool, boat's, nsh'j. Bklt. W.J.&M.D. I'Kicßl
fSiwiYOtl REAPTHIS BOOK jj
by a Juntous Author N^
THE WINDOW \
dt the WHITE CAT \
"^ MART ROBERTS RINEHART \
VJfufhor vrm> MAN IN LOWER TEN 1
eCIRCULARS!VWRCASE.WHENAMA3yMARRIES^^ I
rAT~gglJ^%^ YEW FINE TALE THIS
[ N0 ESFDMNID CHANGES
Sentiment Against Making Alter
ations for Local Meeds.
LANGUAGE AS TIME SAVER
Physicians Say Medical Discov
eries Would Be Known Quickly
with Common Speech.
Washington, Aug. 16.-Discus?ions in
committee meetings of the Esperanto In
ternational congress constituted the entire
official work here to-day of the body of
men and women who are devoted to the.
adoption of a universal language.
The committee on language met and
heard reports from societies In all parts of
the world. In these reports and in the. re
marks of members of th«» committee de
termined opposition was displayed to any
} revision of the rules laid down by the inter
! national association for the use of Es
peranto, except where such changes were
dictated by the language as a universal
tongue.
In some countries there was a tendency
to introduce changes in the langTiag-e, it
waa reported, to serve local needs of ex
pression, and without a due re-card for the
•universality of the system. The committee
took no action, the session being: devoted
wholly to an exchange of views.
The committees of railroad men. phy
i sicians, lawyers, nurses, engineers, free
Paris Model Hats
For Milliners
Advance Fall models in hats from
Marcelle Demay, of Rue Royale. Paris,
are now being shown in our Millinery
Salons. The ideas are so new and so
great in their simplicity that they are
well worth a visit today.
A Taxi NA/"ithout the "Tax"
So it seems when availing one's self of that 15 per cent discount
on taxicabs taken to and from Wanamaker's. Just ask driver for
the coupon when arriving at the store.
Call telephone: 5890 Columbus. 3000 Bryant or 7200 Madison
Square. Remember that there is a "Taxi" stand at Wanamaker's. -
Only Our Standard Models of
Brass and Enameled Bedsteads
In the August Furniture Sale
Not a single manufacturer out
side the notable list from whom
we buy metal bedsteads, year in
and year out, has contributed to
this sale.
147 Styles of Brass Bedsteads
i $21. regularly $2T.50.
$•_•«>. resularly ?.^.".
$^T. rpgularly s::»j.
$20.50. rt^pularlv $44
; JCT>. resnilarly *4*.
$i'>. resularlji $VJ.
$I.*» r^srularly $'.:•>.
$!»» r.O. 7-.~ulHr!v *20
$17. regularly f-.\.
.? 10 .V>. reeularly 5-6
$45. r>'Kul3rlv *•"*»• Satin only, full SI -*-
SKT. regularly SWK -Satin only, <"'>'< *'•■"
$7.V regnlarly $J*>. *t!n only, f«H * iz<>
985, regularly $1-3. Satin only, full size.
57 Styles of
White Enamel Bedsteads
| $8. regularly ?12.
I jrp ,"VO, regularly $12. TS
$."?. r<?pularly $4.
$5-75. regularly $s
Wanamaker's Makes Great
Purchase of Standard Booh
Works of Shakespeare, Thackeray, Dickens,
Dumas and Others Beautifully Bound
Prices Are as Low and Lower Than
Any Heretofore Published
Long gone is that time when genius must starve to provide bin*"
self with books. Nowadays books are almost as free as the air *•
breathe. Presses are never silent. They print, print, print.
But a book is a thing to love. It ought to be well bound, so
that it will bear many readings, and careless treatment if need be.
So it is with peculiar pleasure that the Wanamaker Store pre*
sents such well-bound books, by authors who built up reputations
which promise to last as long as humanity endures. Today we axt
enabled to offer them at lower prices than any heretofore.
People who know the Wanamaker Book Store understand that
that is pretty low.
These books will be sold in complete sets and are boxed ready
for transportation. The quantity in itself is large, but the vahMi
are so exceptional that the books ought to rapidly sell out.
Balzac. IS vola . 3-» leather, $12
Bnlwer, IS vols.. ;;-.» leather. $10.50
Carlyle, ]» vote.; cloth, *' ■<>
Carlyl.\ 10 vols. 3-4 leather, $7.75
Cooper, 16 vols.. cloth. $S.SO
Dc Foe, 8 vote., cloth. $4.23
F>e l'*o<\, S vols.. 3-1 leather. $«
He. Maupiissant. 10 v,-»i>. 3-4 leath.. $6.23
r»e Maupassant. 0 vote., cloth. $3.53
Dickens, 30 vote, cloth $7.5t>
Dickens. 1.1 vols.. 1-3 leather, $10
Dumas, 1". veto., cloth jsi'i
Dumas, 15 vote . 1-3 lather. $11
Emerscn, f, vols., 1.3 leather. $4.25
ElUot, « vols., 1-3 leather. $3.»
Klliot. 1 vols.. doth 13.75
Goethe, 7 voli . cloth; $.; 23
£. ! n> 2 V °! - *-* 'father. $3.50 "
Gibbon, ♦< vola . .loth $4
Hugo, 10 vola . 1-3 leather. $6
JOHN WANAMAKER
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co.. Broadway. Fourth aye . Eighth to Teith st»
thinkers and of the Cu\-t — UV.ioti ftfl fcaj
brief session.*, at which reports *•»■ >«]
and disnassed.
Th« doctors declared, that many f*'*^.
ertes in medicine were ./»•••• not '^- .*. t3t 3
the entire world until after the laps***
several v«?ars because of *■%■ '•i^«)» a .
tered in making translations in -> rsi^j
languages.. The general adoption of j^
peranto. it -was declared by^ climbers of £.
committee, would permit th«» prompt *».
semination of such information to e?cj
part of the gW>e.
In the afternoon official repro?*ntati-.-»3
various governments were presented • -!«..
heads of the several uepartmen;* af 2
government. Other delegates were tekea 3*
an excursion on the Potomac River.
v
STRIKE ULTIMATUM EXTEND©
Bricklayers Now Have Until Tc-mj.
row to F.eturn. to Work.
The Mason Builders" Association has in
tended the time to to-monr>w for tie
bricklayers' union- to call off the ?trik»e
the contracts of r\ T. Xesbit 41 Co. aa#»
turn the strikers to wr»rk. If by 'cnaav
row. therefore, the strikers are not «•.-.<
on their jobs the tnreatened lockout tt
U).«>9 bricklayers will go into effect <y» ft;.
clay. i
The extent-ion of time was grained at *•
request of the officers of the locals of t»
Bricklayers'. Masons* and Plasterers' <j.
ternational Union in this erty, in onto- ••
allow the fifteen locals time to take mi
on the question of obeying the tenas -
the ultimatum and standing by 'it M
agreement whlcb enables the brick!ajrr.
to establish a prevailing rate of frzstii
70 cents an hour.
$.".75. regularly ?rt.3O.
?«.3.">. regularly *vSO.
$7 •«c;!ari\
£I(\.V». regularly $!♦
$1".5«». regularly 51i
Hair Mattresses
St«. reeularly ?- --
$10.3! resularly -.-4.j*i
$TJ. regmlarly 838 73
>.'4 "" rCßularly $23-Ti
*'J7. regularly ■?>>-*. '■-■
*7.W». regularly »10.
*9. regularly $1--
Slf»..v>. reculariy ?14
*1 - rr|rii!ar'y $1«.
$14. regularly 917.90
Box Springs
Sin. Reg ilar $I*.
$?.rA resrularly >: '
Wire Springs
$* ">. rejrutariy $3.50.
$5. rejrularly $«.
$,"■'•<>. regularly ?»>.75
Feather Pillow.*
'• 5'J.." ; - ' 0 -
$!.<«. rrrularly IE 25
Seventh Gallery. New Building
Kipling. 10 vols.. cloth. $■■ 8 . ■
Kipling, 10 \ ots . 3-4 leather. $5.73 - " *",
r^»mi>. * vols.. cloth. £i.f«>
Umb. S vols . 3-» leather. $1 <>
Marryat. 12 vols.. cloth. JT * '
Marryat. 12 vols.. 3-4 leather. H ,
Muhlbach. 18 vols. 3-4 lather. $11.30" - -,
Plutarch. .> vote,. 3-4 leather, it
Reade. Vi vols.. cloth. $•>
R«»de. 12 vol!«.. 3-4 leather. $9
Schiller. .> vols.. cloth, $2.50
Shakespeare. 10 vol.- . cloth. 5-' 0
Scott. 12 vols . cloth, $.". ■->
Scott. 2* vols.. *-» leather. $1.
Stevenson. l'> \ots. cloth. $4.23
Stevenson. 10 vols.. 3-J leather. JS _
Thackeray. i<> vols.. cloth. $473
Thackeray. 10 vols.. M leather. !•
Pook Stnre. Main floor. Old BtdS- .%--*-; I

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