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AMERICAN MAKES AVIATION RECORD • B. Mcissant. of Chicago, Car ' r |es Passenger Over Eng lish Channel. RESUMES TRIP TO LONDON tali** Trip by Compass — Re fusal to Heed Warnings at Calais — Lathams Ma chine Wrecked. -peal. Enrland. Aug. IS.— Moifsant re- KEtfd 'his flight to London at 4:.V. "_ j n ideal weather, with only a rpht western breeze. Moissanu with p.ieux beside him. made a splendid e-et m-g\m-g\ He was watched by a crowd of tt D 'f than five hundred people, who ar jived at - manstone by motorcycle or en loot. jloiFsarit T "" as 53 anxious not to lose Lje in cr.ntlnuir.sr his Paris to London ...-• he slept with his mechanician fej| a >j a y s -v close beside his aero ■. ler .«.. and early in the- morning: he Hind conditions so tempting: that he V^uld have made a still earlier start vgjj he not premised the public not to leave ur.til about 5 o'clock. The machine travelled at a good pace gr.,3 -n-as J=o«ri lost to view behind the trm. • - Deal. England. Aug. 17. — An American dtizen bas performed one of the most fiari"g fea ts in th« history of aviation. John B. v .- ; ? = = . of Chicago, flew to (z : across ■-■- English Channel, from ells'? to Tilrnanstone. with a passenger. a r.<i by this achievement far surpassed the feats of Sleriot, de Lesseps and the (atfartssssi English aeronaut Rolls, vrho later tret ----- st Bournemouth. The ttro-rsan flight from France to T-yr'sri? Wat the more astonishing. =? c <~ Va« czly a month aero that BCotssant .....,-■ •- f.y. and he made so few flights jr.d *-a? so little known among aero r;u:s that even his nationality was not ciJdos*d. He ma reported to be a ..Spaniard, and it was only when he is-ded in Engiansl to-day that it was -evealed that he was a young architect frera Chicago. To make th« feat ptil! more surprising. Mc:ssar.t was totally ignorant of the geography of his course. He had never >*tz in England, was obliged to rely tstirely or. the compass, and the crossing cf tie Channel was accomplished in the ... of a strong westerly wind. The Channel flight was an incident in the aerial voyage from Paris to London. SlniFsam lefj. Iss>" yesterday in com • jsr-r with Hubert "Latham, and reached iciTf in two hours. Latham's aero piSTip -vas wrecked, and this mornin? ;'llcissant.; 'llcissant.- leaving Amiens at an early fcanr. headed for Calais. Hi? meehan riar. Albert Fileux, who had accom jaricd him across the country, took his jlace in the machine when the. motor 'v? set •- motion for the dash across ihe Channel. Thousands who had path fred to watch the daring aeronaut were rsszed. and lanced him not to make the Bttemjrt in the face cf the half cale that su blowing. Refuses to Heed Warnings. lloifpant cared nothing for the warn --. of the people, and even the fact .last th^re was D . torpedo boat to fol low in his wake, but only a slow mov [£f tug. did not deter him. He made Cm trip in thirty-seven minutes. When Ip descended his eyes were bloodshot tad rreatly ■ named, as a result of the Ittaiy rainstorm into which they drove .- approachinp the English ooast. The hirt Kind beat the rain into the faces c" the men like hail, and almost blinded An average height of between 300 and fflO feet was maintained over the water. Tlz aeronaut expected to land at Dover. bet -aas forced by the wind a few miles sonh. and made the coast near Deal. Tht cold was intense and both Hoiasant ;*ad his mechanician were benumbed. Moiss r seemed to take his feat as if :• •Rere a daily occurrence. "When he revived sufficiently he laughed and said J* a reporter: "This is my first visit to Hr.£iand." Describing his experience?, he said: This is only my sixth flight in an aero pSMJ€. I did not know the way from ?£ris to Calais when I started, and I & sot know the way to London. I shall *a»e to rely on the compass. I would Si? to md in Hyde Park if I can find fit: PMy mechanician, who weighs 162 '•■ ads. had never been in an aeroplane ore. and did not know where I was BaaiC him when we left Paris. The peo s* trir-d to dissuade me from making 1 *■'* flight from Calais in the strong. feny wind, but in spite •■: the pitching during the crossing of the Channel, the E'eau-st difficulty encountered in the "^P *as landing, the sea and land winds titisicg dangerous cross currents.'* ■ksfc^d how he came to attempt Euch a fc t a - mati nat f rom Paris to London, •^flfciajit said that the idea had been S«iaed in aviation circles in Paris i2 <s had bf^n general! regarded as an fepos.cibiijty He scoffed at this notion. £ W said that not only would be attempt \k*r!s*!f, but he would ■ las carry a i«£* ri?er He was surprised to hear »W Latham had started on th" fiijrht. **" determined tn follow him. in spite '** Latham's big advantage. Weight Carried Over Sea. -'o<>F am wno is thirty-five y^ar? old. - f slight build, but h • b bash of jovial 1? SS*:raTn*nt. He first visited Paris **•* month? ago, and became interested 5 the study of aviation. He had two s**&iei built after his own designs. jjs* '"iund th* subject po fascinating that -♦- fleiermined to become a practical air jfrr Hi.« flight to-day was made in a machine, ■ ■;..• sighs about • .*?*'•* hundred pounds. He himself S^ aa but' > ut 150 pounds, so .... the gUI ■'£•:-■ mted to about 1.150 •£snd«. y, I5 '* JJ f. a burly Parisian, clad in over - »if : *'* not kno *"' v.-her*- he was going ■, 'a ht ttarttd, b-it cays that h« felt tca'Jaucd . c third p_'ji<> To-day and to-morrow, partly cloudy. ROOSEVELT MAY STAY OUT Says State Committee Action Gives Him Genuine Pleasure. Oyster Pay. Aue 17. —Theodore Roose velt may stay out of polities in New- York State during the coming campaign as a result of the action of the Repub lican State Committee yesterday in re fusing to rc< ommend him as temporary chairman of the ptate convention. Mr Roosevelt laughed to-day as he talked of yesterday's meeting, and said that the result cave him p^nuine pleas ure ITe explained his attitude by say ing that he felt the. committee had re lieved him of all responsibility in con nection with the conduct and result of the campaign. He added that he had n<M decided whether he would attend the convention He would talk things over with Repre sentative W W. Cocks and other politi cal leaders of his home district, he said, before deciding, and he is inclined to the belief that it would be better to stay away and let the "old guard' 1 carry on the fight by itself TO BUY COLUMBUS'S HOME Knights of Order Visit Birth place at Rome. Genoa. Aug. 17— A party of Knights of Columbus and about two hundred Americans visited to-day the monument of Columbus.* Dr. John Buckley, of New York, on behalf of the Knights, placed a wreath at the foot of the monu ment The party also visited the house where Columbus was born. There is a plan for the purchase of the house "ny the Knights of Columbus and its transformation into a kind of rhrine of international interest. This Is the first party of Knights to visit the birthplace of tl.e i>atron of their order. BOMB IN LITTLE ITALY Tears Off Front Door of Tene merit in Harlem. Italians living in the four story apart ment house at No. 313 East 119 th street were roused from their beds at 1 o'clock this morning by a violent explosion in the street, followed by the sound of breaking glass and falling timbers. When they rushed out they discovered that the front door had been blown to pieces by a bomb, which evidently had been placed in the vestibule. The b-jildinsf is owned by Orinzio Co !a=T>onr»<->. a wealthy contractor, who lives on the second floor with his three sisters Other Italian families, all of them well tc do. occupied the other floors. Colasnonno said he had received no threatening letters, but that his part ner. Vito Contessa, had received such letters about six months ago. The re serves from the East 126 th street station v.-ere called out to quiet the Italians. who swarmed through the street, much excited. The damage was plight. SAVES AUTO FROM EXPRESS Owner Quick to Act on Track of Approaching Train. p. F. W. Lindner, a summer resident of brook. Lone Island, yesterday save.d his CO- horsepower touring car by the narrowest of margins from being smashed to pieces by an express train of the Long Island Railroad at Richmond Hill. Queens Borough. He was on hi? way to Lynbrook, while the streets were Still wet, and as he ap proached the railroad grade crossing at Jamaica and Lefferts avenues the safety gates were suddenly lowered to permit an eastbound express train to paF?. Mr. Lindner released his clutch and applied the brakes, but the heavy automobile skidded along the wet pavement, crashed through the gates and finally stopped on the track aiong which the express train was already approaching only a feu hundred feet away. Springing out of hi? machine, Mr. Lindner hastily cranked it. and, with the express now less than half a block away, he climbed hack into his scat and ban feed his car off the track. The ex press whizzed by with less than a foot separating the sides of the cars from the front of the automobile. The collision with the gates smashed the front of the automobile and the lamps, but Mr. Lind ner was able to continue on his way home. MAN ODDLY STRANGLED Falls in Fainting Fit, Clothing Catching on Radiator. Edward McNaughton. seventy-six years old a retired custom tailor, was accidentally strangled to death in his room at the Mansion House. No. 899 Broad street. Newark, yesterday. He was found by his son William, who notified the police County Physician Mackenzie, who examined the old man, said he felt satisfied that death was due to an accident. According to the son. M-Naughton was subject to fainting spells, and it is believed that he slipped from a chair while in one of these faints, his shirt band catching on the- valve of the radi ator in the room.causing him to strangle to death while he was unconscious. He made no outcry of any kind, and those in the hotel were not aware that any thing had happened to him until the son called to see him and found him dead. A PORTIA AT SEVENTY-FIVE Mrs. W. H. Felton Argues Against Fifteen Corporation Attorneys. Atlanta. Auk . it Mr- v. H. I^lton «e 6r itP h*r seventy-five y*-nrs and white hair, made a brilliant Portia to-day when «be appeared before the State Railroad Com mission to arguH Pincle handed in opj-oFi tlon to th« briefs of fifteen corporation lawyers Mrs. FeU on is th.- widow of Con ; Hiiissnisn Felton snd is widely known in the South through -her writings. To-day ehe advocated th*» replacing of ■ fv .j,,, which the Louisville 1 Nashville Rallrccd had removed at Feltonia. Oh Wit 1 : almost the ee.se. of a maintenance of way man eb« handled the intricacies of sid ing riphts. tapping ore lands and railroad claims. She declared that It was unfair for the railroad to removf- the switch after recl"-* , ng trm from tin Felton estate ;-'."' worth of rieht of way. Btu oci examined *'"* attorney •;" made th« closing argument for the railroad and who argued that the •jvitoh had «■■' paid icr Its '-**; Th* com mission rese-rved decieionj MOONLIGHT TRIPS ON STrt. 'ALBANY*' Hudson River Day Line last down bo**.— NEW-YORK. THURSDAY. AUGUST 18. 1910 --TWELVE PAGES. *• TRICE ONE CENT In City of »w Ynrk. J*r«*» THt and Hobohra. NEW-YORK. THURSDAY. AUGUST IS. 1&10.-TWELVE PAULS.** PRICK <>NX CbM rts^-r T »n ,v^ CONFLICTING RUMORS ON MAYOR'S CONDITION But Doctors and Secretary Agree That He Passed Best Day Since Shooting. TOOK FIRST SOLID FOOD Omission of Afternoon Bulletin Brings City Officials to the Hospital and Spreads Scare Stories. BEST DAY FOR MAYOR. The bulletin issued at 9:30 o'clock last night by the surgeons attending Mayor Gaynor at St. Mary's Hospital. Hoboken, follows: "To-day has been the best day the Mayor has had since he received his injury, and this evening he is stronger than at any previous tim©. ''There ir- no foundation for the alarming rumors which have been in circulation. If conditions continue as satisfactory as they now are, only two daily bulletins wMI be issued hereafter. "ARLITZ. "BREWER, "STEWART. "DOWD. "PARRISH." A* "nidnigHt Robert Adamson, the Mavß''« secretary, said that Mr Gay nnr kad just awakened and said: "Heflo, Bob! I'm feeling fine." It was a day of somewhat contra dictory reports and rumors from the rick r^orn of Mayor Oaynor at St Mary's Hospital yesterday as to ths actual condition of the patient. The bulletins issued by the attending physi cians were optimistic, and stated that the Mayor's condition was satisfactory and that he was gaining in strength. He had experienced his 'strongest day"' since he was admitted to the hospital, and had taken his first substantial nour ishment, in the form of milk toast, which had been given to him three times dur ing the day. according to one of the Mayor's attendant? At the same time thcr» appeared to be some cause for anxiety late yesterday afternoon, when a persistent rumor was current about the hospital that the pa tient had suffered a turn for the worse and that the- genera! tone of the bulletins from the sickroom had not fairly indi cated the Mayor's real condition. Other rumors had it that the patient's throat was badly swollen tn th" region of the wound. These unfavorable reports evidently reached the ear? of most of the city official? during the afternoon. Shortly after 4 o'clock Acting Mayor Mitchell, Porough President MrAn^ny and several other city officials arrived at the hospi tal in automobiles. They hurried inside to ascertain if the rumors were well founded. Robert Adamson. the Mayor's secretary, met them and allayed their fears. Secretary Backs Bulletins. He informed the visitors that the Mayor's condition was entirely satisfac tory and that there had been no un favorable symptoms. He told them that the bulletins issued by the physicians covered everything- then- was to say and were in no way misleading. The party of officials remained at the hospital for half an hour and left with little com ment, except that some of them said the\* were relieved to hoar good news. The fact that no noon bulletin was issued yesterday, as has been the cus tom each day. led to further speculation as to the Mayor's condition. It was an nounced by Dr. Arlitz. hous»- physician at St. Mary's, that only two bulletins a day would be given out in the future, one early in the morning and the other at night. This was taken to bo an en couraging sign by th*- Mayor's friends and watchers at the hospital. It was paid that the noon bulletin was omitted resterday for the reason that there was no change in the Mayor's condition since morning. Th<- bulletin at Ba. m. read: '■The Mayor has parsed a very good night. Up slept well, has enjoyed his breakfast and is gaining in strength." The bulletin was signed by Prs. Ar litz and Dowd. Dr. Brewer and Dr. Parrish were with the Mayor for several hours during the day. Dr. Ernst J. Lederle and Robert Ad amson. the Mayor's secretary, were kept busy all last evening reassuring in quirers that there was no reason for the pessimistic reports of the afternoon. No Cause for Alarm. At 8:80 last night Mr. Adamson. in conversation with a Tribune reporter, said: ■There is absolutely no reason for the alarming reports sent out this afternoon. I have been trying all the evening to analyze the source of these statements. The only conclusion T can remh is that they were prompted by the failure to issue ■ midday bulletin and by the ad ditional fact that th<- various city offi cials came to the hospital at the same time this afternoon "The literal truth is that the Mayor is in better condition this evening than he has been at any time since he was brought to the hospital. He took solid food for the first time to-day, and it seems to have agreed with him. I have just been talking with the Sister who took his temperature at <» o'clock and she- tells me that it was 992-5. The temperature always goes up h little about that hour, SO that this figure is the lowest yet! His cough has almost entirely disappeared. He can now lie on either side, though he prefers to lie on the right side, for then he is free from what little is left of the cough." Mayor's Best Day. The attending physicians also took oc casion to deny th* alarming rumors of the day in last Bight's bulletin, which stated that the Mayor had passed the j^gt day since receiving his Injuries The bulletin was issued at 0:15 p. m., and read: "To-day has been the best day the IJayor has passed since receiving his in inr«c c . and this evening he is stronger Continued on tci cud pajrar j. B. MOISSANT, OF CHICAGO. Who carried a passenger in a Bleriot monoplane across the English Channel J. B. MOISSANT. PATTEN QUITS BIG BOARD Chicago Speculator Sells Stock Exchange Seat for $70,000. BECAME A MEMBER IN 1898 Disposal Follows Announcement of Intention to Retire from All Business. ■ The New York Stock Exchange mem bership of James A. Patten, the Chicago speculator, who is one of the men re cently Indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the alleged pool in May cotton which he is said to have engineered, was Sold yesterday for $70. 000. The name of the purchaser was not made public. Mr. Patten is now on his wav back from Europe, where he went several weeks ago for a reet, and is expected to arrive here to-day on the steamship Adriatic. Before sailing for his trip abroad Mr. Patten left word with his brokers. J. S. Bache & Co.. to sell his Stock Exchange seat if a fair offer was received. The . opportunity presented itself, yesterday to dispose of the seat for $70,000. which was an advance of $5,000 over the last preceding price at which a membership was sold. Mr. Pat ten was communicated with by wire less. He replied; that the price was satisfactory and directed that the seat be sold, which was done. Mr. Patten bought his seat on the Stock Exchange on April 2. 1896, when they were selling around $54,000, so that by selling it for $70,000 he has made a handsome profit. He could have made a great deal more by disposing of it last December, when several memberships .Hanged hands at from $90,000 to $95, 000, the latter figure being a high rec ord for Stock Exchange memberships. At the time Mr. Patten purchased his seat it was said that he intended to take an active part. in the stock market, but he continued to devote all his attention to grain and cotton. The sale of the seat, according to his brokers, was in line with his recent retirement from ac tive business. He had already disposed of his membership on the Chicago Board of Trade. Although no longer actively engaged in business, Mr. Patten has not given up speculating in wheat and cotton, and since July 1, when he retired with a fortune estimated at $25,000,000, h* la reported to have -learnd up between $1,500,000 ;ind $3,000,000 in the wheat market. FLORIDA LIMITED WRECKED Every Car Overturned —At Least Fifteen Hurt. Charlotte. N. C Aug. 17.— According to meagre information just received here the Southern Railroad's Florida Limited, No. 30, was wrecked near Rockton, a flag station, at 10:30 to-nierht. Tt is re ported that every tar left the track. The wreck is now burning. Fifteen injured hnve already been taken out of the wreck. So far no dead have been found. All the cars except three sleepers were overturned. The cars overturned were the ma il, express and combination cans and two passenger coaches. Columbia. S. C Aug. 17.— According to official statements given out by the Southern Railway late to-night, no one was killed and no one seriously Injured in the wreck at Ruckton. LIFT CAR TO GET WOMAN Victim Dies Half Hour After Be ing Mangled by Trolley. After a Second avenue, car had run down and fatally hurt Mrs. Dora Keller, forty-six years old. of No. 403 East 76th .street, at Second avenue and 76th street, last night forty men had to lift the car «o that the unconscious woman could be taken out She was carried to a nearby drug store, where she died about half an hour afterward Mrs. Keller was crossing Second ave nue when the car struck her and knocked her down.' She fell across the tracks, and before the motorman could stop his car the forward wheels passed over her and cut her leg.<= off below the knee, fur ther pinning her under the truck so that she could not be pulled out. Then two score of the crowd, under the direction of the policemen, got hold of the car and lifted it. forward end up until Mrs. Keller was released and taken out. MR. BALLINGER DETERMINED Will Not Resign Unless President Taft Requires It. San Francisco. Aug. 17.-On his arrival from Klamath. Falls to-day. Secretary R. \ Ballir.ST •*** that h * was still *•*•»"■ _!_, i not to rcslsn until required to do so bviWMident Tafi. ii.. reused to di* us* [lie re«ull .the California primaries. ONE OF MR MOISSANT S AEROPLANES. SHOWING NOVEL TAUjFIBCZ OF THIN' WOOD, i Photo by Paul Thnrnpufn. i FACTORIES FALL PREY TO FLAMES IN JERSEY CITY Fireman Killed by Live Wire and Damages Placed at More than $1,000,000. NEW YORK CITY SENDS AID Battalion Chief and Companies Respond to Call for Help — Captain Hurt and Fire man Reported Missing. In a fire which threatened at one time to sweep the greater part of Jersey City's business district, last night, more than $1,000,000 damage was done, and one fireman, Spencer Babcock, of En gine Company S. was killed by a I've electric light wire. So fierce was the blaze that acting Chief Lov«?ll sent to Manhattan for help, and Chief broker at once dispatched three engine com panies and fifty men. under acting Bat talion Chief Norton, of the -Mh District, to the scene by way of the ferries. Had it not been for the aid rendered by the Manhattan department the area mowed down by the flames would have been much larger. A peculiar feature of the fire was the fact that every building in the burned block, bounded by Washington, Warren, Steuben and Morgan streets, was de molished by the flamef. with the single exception of a small frame house, which escaped with a slight scorching. Dyna mite was brought, into use in order to prevent the spread of the flames, while water walls were formed on all four sides of the burning area, and these did much to keep th<= fire from spreading to the tenement district. Several firemen were badly injured by walls caving in, one of the most seri ously hurt being William Brehm. acting captain of Engine Company 7. of the local force. The fire had Us start in the engine room of the Truslow & Tulle Company, manufacturers of cork and cork prod uct?, at the corner of Washington and Morjran street?. Thi? was a four story brick building and burned like dry kindling •wood. The flames raced through the building, being fanned by a thirty-mile wind, and soon began to 11. k up against the sidf-s of the rolling mill of the Ames Spike Company, which occupied the rest of the block from Washington to Steuben street. The fire spread so quickly and in so many different directions that a second and third alarm were turned in as soon as the firemen had reached the scene. Acting Chief I.ovell arranged his men in single file about the burning buildings and kept every available hose pouring water on the fire. Despite the fact that the third alarm had summoned every bit of fire fight ing apparatus in Jersey City, the Chief realized that the wind would thwart his best efforts, and it was then that he sent out a call for help to the New York firemen Rush Help from New York. Battalion Chief Norton, of the nth dis trict, and fifty men, and Engine Com panies 7. 18 and :'.<>. crossed the North River by way of the Cortlandt and Des brosses street ferries. Before they ar rived, however, the flames, sweeping down Washington street, had leaped across the and began consuming the big factory of the Riegel Sack Com pany, on the northeast corner. This building is equipped with auto matic extinguishers and a factory fire department, but the flames ate their way through the building, causing a portion of the wall to collapse. It was only by the most desperate work on the part of the firemen that the building was saved from total destruction. When the New York fire fighters got to Washington and Morgan streets they at once pitched in to help the, local de partment men, and the effect of their .=kill in fighting flames was at once e\i dent. They attacked the flames with powerful streams from their compound engines, and threw up a water wall, thus preventing the spread of the flames be yond the block bounded by Washington, Steuben. Morgan and Warren streets The burning cork made a blaze that was terrific in Us heat, and the firemen were scorched, even when standing across the street from the fire. An elec tric light wirs f"H to the street, and Fireman Babcock. of Engine Company S. thinking it was dead, picked it up and was so badly shocked that be <1ie«l a short time Infer in the City Hospital A few minutes later Captain Brehm of Engine. Company 7 was caught be neath the falling walls of the Indepen dent Baking Powder Company, and was removed to the hospital, suffering from two badly crushed l^gs. Italians Pray in Street. Directly to the south ami west of the burning block of building.-* are many flimsy wooden tenement houses, occu pied by Poles and Italians, and when the roar of the flames was heard by these people they rushed from their homes, dragging their household effects with them They remained In the streets, kneeling and praying f->r help. Shortly before midnight the ftrs wm 4 , rjtmued on fourth j ujja. POLICEMAN SAVES THREE FROM DEATH AT CONEY Fully Dressed. He Plunges Twice Into Surf, and Is Taken Out Nearly Exhausted, OWES LIFE TO AUTO TIRE Thrown as Life Preserver When He Was Near Giving Up — Leaped Concourse Wall on Horseback. Thousands of ba>h»H? it Brirhton Beach and Coney Island yesterday saw a thrilling rescue of fcwe b<->ys and a man from drowning by Mounted Patrolman John creamer, of the Coney Island pta tkm. nho rlunged int" the water la f'iH uniform and brought the struggling trio back to shore. Creamer was sitting on Ms horse at the Ocean Boulevard and Surf avenue, when he heard cries for h»lp, and spurred his horse toward the beach. He cleared ' the high stone fence with a single leap and made his way to the water's edge. As Creamer was looking down Surf avenue for signs of the man who was to relieve him he heard loud cries for help coming from the direction of the beach at the foot of the Ocean Boulevard. Without a moment's hesitation he wheeled his horse about and dug the spurs into his flanks. The animal pprans? forward with a bound and headed straight for the high stone wall at the foot of the Concourse, where many auto mobiles were parked Without faltering an instant or lessen ing his pace the horse took the jagged topped wall with a beautiful leap Creamer sitting on his back like a statue. Th<» patrolman and his mount landed in the soft s.ind ten feet below, and sprang ahead, In the direction wher the crowd was thickest. Creamer could now make out the form of a man strug gling in the water about two hundred feet from shore. Plunges Into Surf. As his horse's feet struck the edge of the water Creamer flung himself from the saddle and plunged into the surf, regardless of the fact that he was fully dressed, even to his helmet and his heavy riding leggings. While the crowd on the shore cheered the patrolman, he struck out in the direction of the drown ing man, who by this time was being carried out by the undertow. Creamer found that he had a serious battle to wage with a strong current, impeded as he was by his clumsy clothing. After diving three times for the ex hausted man. Creamer at last managed to secure a hold on his bathing suit and began to fight his way back to the ihore. Several times he had almost reached a point where he could gain a foothold, only to be swept back by the surf. Awaiting a favorable opportunity, he managed to half drag his unconscious burden up the beach and then started to resuscitate him. While the patrolman was thus en gaged, Henry Dalton. a chauffeur, of No. oO'J Halsey street. Brooklyn, whose ma chine was one of those parked at the foot of the sea wall, ran up to Creamer and told him that two hoys were drown ing about two hundred yards down the beach. Although he was already fa tigued by his efforts in rescuing the man on the beach, Creamer ran down the shore until he came In sight of the two boys, who were striving desperately to keep above water. Makes Second Rescue. Once more the patrolman dove into the ocean and was swept out toward the helpless boys. The undertow was run ning Hke a millrace and Creamer was carried several hundred f>et up the beach before he could swim out of rang* of the current. Once free from this dan ger, he swiftly overhauled the boys and grasped them and then struck back toward the shore. The crowd of m.ire than three thousand persons was drawn up on the beach, cheering the patrolman and begging him t<- boar up until help arrived. Dalton. when he saw the plight of Creamer, who was unable to reach the shore, ran back to his machine and loosened one of the emergency tires from the side of his < ar. H^ then re turned to the beach ami threw- th- ttr» far out and within reach of the patrol man. Creamer succeeded in getting a hold on the impromptu life preserver, and it served to keep the t«,, boys above the 6ir'face. The undertow, however, still pre vented Creamer from reaching the beach, and the crowd began to fear that the patrolman and the bathers WOTS doomed. Dalton saw Creamer's danger and ran back to the parking space, looking for a rope At length he found several pieces and tied them together until he had about fifty feet of line. With this he ran again to the water and. calling to Creamer, threw it out like a lasso. The almost exhausted pa trolman caught the end of the rope and managed to fasten it about the tire. Dalton and half a dozen other men then grasped the line and pulled the three ashore. Tt was many minutes before 'Continued C 2 stccci pasr. TAFT AND SHERMAN DISCUSS POLITICS Vice-President Won't Withdraw in Roosevelt's Favor-Expects No Repudiation. PRESIDENT TO ISSUE LETTER Will Point Way in Congress Campaign — Urged to Make Tariff Leading Issue — Can non Must Go, It Is Said. Beverly,! Mill An*. IT.— For rear!? three hours this afternoon President Taft and Vic«^ President r".errnan talked over the d»f«?at of Theodore Roosevelt at the hands si the »-v York State Republican Committee yesterday, and the selection of Mr. Sherman over Mr. Roosevelt as temporary chairman of the Saratoga convention. Mr. Sherman said he had no Intention of withdraw ing in favor of Mr. Roosevelt and he treated lightly the stories that there might be a fight to repudiate the ac tion of the state committee In the con vention. Th» Vice-President also talked witH the President regarding the Congress campaign. He vants the fight to be waged along the old lines "A straight out Republican fight on the Republican platform and th» record ci the party, including th«» tariff," he put it. At Mr. Sherman's solicitation Presi dent Taft agreed to point the way la the campaign by writing a letter which Is to be mad? a part of the campaign textbook of the Republican committee. To Deplore Cannon's Attitude. While the fight apparently !=> to b* dJ r^ted along th» lines of the past. it can be stated authoritatively that the feature of ' the party reorganization plans, which calls for the retirement of Speaker Joseph Gurney Cannon, will be strictly adhered to. It I? even said that Vice- President Sherman, one of the stanchest supporters the Speaker ever had. has become reconciled to the fact that Mr. Cannon must go. A statement is being prepared in quarters close to tha administration, in which the attitude re cently taken by Mr Cannon in public in terviews will be deplored, and in which it will be made plain that there is no thought on the part of many of Ma for mer supporters again to name Mr Can non. Representative Nicholas Longworto, of Ohio, who has been called into nearly all of. the recent conferences at the Presi dent's home, was present at the inter view with Mr. Sherman to-day. Repre sentative Anthony, of Kansas, one of the two so-called "stand-patters'* Is the Kansas delegation, who succeeded In staving off defeat at the hands of the insurgents in the recent primaries in that state, also saw the President. Mr. Anthony supported Speaker Cannon, but he. too. said to-day that he deplored the stand Mr. Cannon is taking. Mr. An thony said that Speaker Cannon "a I almost been forgotten as an issue in Kansas until he cams into the campaign and made himself one. Will Begin Letter at Once. President Taft will begin work at once on the letter, which is expected to be the keynote of the Congress campaign. Ha will address the communication to Rep resentative William B. McKinley, of Illinois, chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee. It has not been decided as yet whether the letter will be given out In advance of its ap pearance in the textbook. There is every likelihood that it will. however. Mr. Sherman urged the President to make the tariff a prominent issue. "On the ground that it is the beat tariff bill ever enacted?" was suggested. •I have never said it was the best tariff bill ever passed," replied Mr. Sher man. "Stability is the real test ol a tariff act. If the Payne law stands long er than the Dingley law stood then it will have proved itself a better law. If It doesn't stand as lons then it won't ba as good a law." With regard to the "New York situa tion, and especially the action of the Re publican State Committee yesterday. Mr. Sherman said he had explained matters to the President as far as he understood them. "Did you explain the tur-. dM I of TheuifcTß Rv>osev»lf? •■I don"t know that Mr. BBMsmsil was turned down I only know that another man was sslsctai as temporary ( | ilr man of th^ convention." To Serve in Interest of Mr. Sherman said he did not think the events of yesterday would have ■ vsry serious effect on the Republican cam paign, although he could not say they exactly tended to harmony. "It has been suggested that you mi^ht withdraw in the interest of harmciy?" ■ No, I am going to serve in -the inter est of harmony." President Taft. from the first, >.as en deavored to bring about harmony in New York State. He has fairly pleaded with the leaders to "avoid a tight.'* but there is apparently a likelihood that his advice will not be heeded. Vice-President Sherman told the Pres ident that the Republican state platform would carry a warm indorsement of h?3 administration and all his acts. "Will it be ■ clean-cut, rrogr^xstvft platform, as Mr, Roosevelt 180 ?'* the Vice- President was asked. "I haven't digested Colonel Roosevelt's statement as yet. It -will be a clean-cut Republican platform, however, I can te!l you that much." '"What about state issues?" "I am not much of an authority Hi state Issues; not that I claim SB be much of an authority on any i33iies.'* "What about the direct primary law?" "I thought that was settled at th- last session of On Legislature." "But not to the satisfaction of one element of the party." The Vice -President hesitated. Some one suggested that "that element of the party is going on the Supreme Court beach." Mr. Sherman, laughing heartily, aal4