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[RE ENGINE HITS AUTO; CHILD AND FATHER DEAD At Same Time Conductor's Quick Wit Saves Passengers in Trolley Car. PATERSON MERCHANT VICTIM Accident on Dangerous Grade Crossing in Heart of City, Near th*> Dead Man's HoTT.r. - -i i-- ■ ■■--■ rim, X. .T.. Ausr. 26 —Two persons •r-r-.- killed and three injured h r*» this *"venfns: when an automobile in which w*»r*» riding was hit by an Erie SjuTi engine. A number of passengers in a trolley car approaohins the railroad escaped cV;;Th or injun" only through the quick work of the .•,..•• who set ■ de railing svitrh. throwing th^ car oil the T-srk? before it reached the Broadway crossing, where the accident happened. Those killed are Albert Froelich, a ry^rohant of this city, and his sixteer. ynar-old daughter Henrietta The two. with Mr. Froolich'p young bod Albert and !}>?**>. other boys, were riding- in a large To;;ring car owned by Mr. Froelich. who T.-.-?p at the ... The msichine was stopped several feet f rcm the Broadway crossing, at a point T - nPr< » little can be seen of the tracks. T.hil" an express train bound through to • v,^ w^t ■went by. \ s th#- rear coach pas«?pd the jratps ,-r r » raiFed. and Mr. Froelich started to rro«=s the tracks. When he was half way across them a train, twenty minutes late. rroTn the west reached a point above the crossing unscpn by the catena or - cirria!rr,a:i ?tationed in a tower near at hsr.d. When the men did «re the trail they «:')oute/i a tramine to the autniyts. but I! came too late. Th** engine struck the ruiTPmobiJc sqtjare in the centre and threw it about thirty feet alon=r the tracks Mr. Froelich was killed instantly. He was thrown f-nt and landed against a curb His daughter was thrown against a pn> *r.d h«r skull was fractured. ho lived until she waf carried to the home <<- Dr. A. H. Vanderbeck. •fi-jp boys TK>7-e thrown on to be lawn pf the HPbr^w Free School, which >kirts the tracks. Tounr Froelich escaped In jury, and ran to his hom^ as faft as he could. H" was ?o scared that he was enable to talk. The three other boy? — Chester Foyie. eleven years old. with internal injuries and shock; Hugh But- Icr. twelve, of Scranton. nn.. with a 'f-ad scalp wound, and Norton Edwards. Jhirtecn. "who wag but slierhtly hurt — ■were treated by Dr. Vanderbeck. isi - siu*s»sssßl* -r*ie!ied tEc.^iKScka :he conductor of an approaching trolley j <ar. who had- gone forward to signal his ' rr.otorroan. saw the train coming. With ojt hesitating lie ran back to a switch and set it so that it would derail the j <ar. -■- - - ■ ; ■ ■ - ■■■:-. such ■■ ' track it .■ the pas - The crossing where the accident oc curred ;= one of the most dangerous, not only in the city, but on the Erie lines It is in the busiest section of Patera am hundreds of vehicles pass over it caiiv. SHOOTS FATHER AND SiSTER Boy Fires on Parent and Girl Who Tries to Shield Him. B^v^u^f the considered that h <j had not be«Ti treated with proper rcsrard by hi^ faiher. Frank Allgei°r. jr.. eighteen years old. shet hi= parent twice last night at their hirr)". No. 114 Wyckoff street, Eroofelyn, nn" bullet taking effect in the abdrim<->n and the other in tho left crroiii. a yo-jnjrer lister. Margaret, at- Irmptfd to save her father, young All- E«*i"r fir«-d a shot at her. the bullet tear itijr a hoi" in h<*r left foot. Father and faCfchter were rushed to the German H*>epit^ 1. where it *!s said that the man ■*'«vu'd probably die. Touhc AUgeier har= b***jn «?mpl<jy«?d as 6 bartender at his fath^r't paloon. which ••empieg tii«> firrt floor ...... -••■"■■ ... ad<3r«=Fs. Recently r-rird cante tr» Mr. AllCti^r That his son ""? c f-patinr his friends to drink? whil» ■ f ■"s abE^nt from the saloon. The ♦srh«»r told his r«>n that h«- would have *o *am hss living Ewnwhfr? elpe. Th» I«=ft hip horn* 5 , but l^st n;ght ' rT ':rn'd vfci]«» the family v.rro :*t din- n *T Mr. A"J-<-ur demanded of liis son "!• i<- had rom<i back. Frank replied ♦hat he .vented to 3 a gr-jog^. i* Is **!fl. and thor <ir*~'-' a revolver and fired. ■*Vn*?i i]-,e father fell to the floor his '-i'ighr^r Margaret tried to shield him '•"cm aoother bullet, and then her brother f -Tjt h«r. sirs. -=■'-- and anotli^r son *JJCce-:tied in holding Frank until th«= ar *?l«£ Pat-olman Bart, of dlm Hamburg erwnie p^lire p'arion. Th<* boy ot« io^ktc np or z> charg" of felonious as "Ralt. ELEPHANT AT HIS DOOR Ate Two Bushels of Potatoes Be fore Dog: Catcher Came ftttßbarg; Aog. 36 — "Hey! Bend some bo< l? op to p-t this elephant." bawled an *rajfc dttvn over the telephone to-day *• PoM'-e -•...• "Tom" Keriey. who •"iries in his reseniblance to President, "aft. '•hen MorJey recovered and lhe situ- Wvn w^r. exphiin'tl he dispatched James Kvrkr, \u* official dog catcher, to tbe JJ«ne of Henry Garrett, in the Oakland where Burke found a live ele> : - -i the rear of fhe house. The J^pfcanl had tji^i to a.-'jfnd the porch ff r 'J h-td broken through, but n-nt before h^U consunjed two bushels of pota ??'* Jh< rv-phant v.-ass .-.iia«-king t!i" ' %"% "* Tl *w wfa^tj h r - cal!<-<l the police *^ 3 r»ed frons an aniinai shw la:<t *hn a storQl blvvv a ,, 0 rh^ ('•■lt To-morrr«w fair. INVENTS TALKING PICTURES Edison Gives Successful Test at Home in Orange. A movinsr picture that talks has been invented by Thomas A. Bdison. and the first exhibition of the latest creation of the wizard of electricity was given last nicht in Orange, the boom of Mr. F.di pOfi The audience ""as composed of « lim ;t--<i number of Fri^ntific men and repr^- Pntatives of newspapers, and all pres et • were greatly impressed by what they pa w. Mr. Edi~on calls hi? new invention the "VinoTophone." a nf |if- ] If ,s; boon work ing on it for many years, o n |y recently bringing it to the point, where he re. gTrrJ*"? It as pTfer-t. By this invention tb** phonograph and moving picture machine a r ,> ,jf,rd : i multaneously, something which ban not be^-ji accomplished before! After tl c exhibition Mr. Edison re marked that while all the details of the phonograph attachment had not l»een perfected, the most difficult features had been overcome, and the rest would prove easy. Asked as to what different uses the machine could 1" put. the inventor said that political candidates could, by its use. have their ppeeches and gestures reproduced before many thousands of persons in all parts of the country, and i at the same time. it will also be possible to reproduce erand opera with great success, accord ing to Mr. Edison, the characters being apparently imbued with life, so natural will be the deception of the klneto phone. FAILS INTO EXCAVATION Policeman Finds Woman in Three Feet of Water. With a scream that was heard for blocks n woman who said she was Mary Murray, of^Stfa street and Seventh ave nue, slippy and fell last night into a i space between the outer wall and the i sidewalk on the 47th street side of the i Ritz Carlton Hotel, under construction j at 47th street and Madison avenue, a j distance of thirty-five feet She struck | two plank ? about half way down, rolled from them and plunged Into three feet of dirty water. She was taken to Flower Hospital. i Michael O*Rourke, a helper in ttoh o American Company's branch at 47th street and Madison avenue, called Pa trolman Thiel. of the East 51st street] street station, who got a rope, removed his helmet and blouse and let himself down into the hole, hand over hand, get ting a little h*»lp from the roughness of . the wall. O'Ronrke had obtained a lan- ; tern in the mean time, and with another! ropo lPt It down slowly to light the po- | liceman's way. Thi^l plunged waist deep Into the ; wa.ter at th^ bottom and stirred around , until hr found the woman, her head Just | above the surface of the water. Tying the rope about her waist, he yelled to the half dozen men who had gathered above to poll away, and the woman was drawn slowly to the top. SAYS HE KILLED GAYNOR Accountant Confides in Police and Goes to Bellevue. A tail and prosper - appearing man entered Police Headquarters yesterday carrying a portmanteau. He strode with nervous step* toward Lieutenant McGinty and asked the officer to give him a few minutes of his time. Bf< - Ginty listened. "I killed Mayor Gaynor." said the stranger, "but I don't want any one to know about it." McGinty called in .• .-■ riant Dai?, to whom the man re peated his statement. "A man in Ger many owed me money," he said. "I sent him a number of cablegrams, but he paid n<» attention to them. Three weeks .--.. he arrived here on a ship and I went to meet him. Mayor Gaynor was on the ship, and I shot and killed him. I threw the revolver overboard. ••I'm an expert accountant," he added. "My name is Frederick Heiderlch. and I live at No. 22 Elysian Park, Xyack, with my wife and family." He also said that he formerly had an office at No. L!(i Bond street. Dr. Murray, of St. Vin cent's Hospital, took him to Bellevue, where be was assigned to the psycho pathk -...,; Word was sent to his family. __^ — A CAPTAIN IN TROUBLE Alleged Forger Says He la B. F. Tillman. Senator's Nephew. rr.-- Te-Erarb to Tb* Tribune.] Ea.u Clair, W!?.. Aug. 26 -A man who jrav* l his Lin* as Benjamin F. Tillman. and paid h* was i captain in the 27th United States Infantry, was arrested h«=r«= last night on a charge of forgery. madr against him at Madison, Wls wh*»re ... taken to-da The pri? on^r. who .-.. r«s his innocent, pays ho iB a nephew of United States Senator Tillman H* was in the uniform of a captain When ■" was •■" ■••' : and bad four other uniforms in his baggage. He i said that he was on his way to Fort , Swilling, and that lie war; a. victim of drcumstai Inquiry at the United States Army Building in Sti Paul elicited the Informs i tion that Benjamiti .i TiUman, is cap tain, commanding Cotnpany G, 24 th Cnited states Infantry, stationed at Fort Sheridan, near Chioa S o. Th" officer. It u-as ....... at the office, is believed to he a relative of the ... th Carolina Senator. A PERMIT FOR 0. S. STRAUS ; Russian Order Allowing Him to Visit St. Petersburg. Berlin, Aug. !!«.— A dispatch to the Tageblmtt" from St. Petersburg says that the Russian Ministry of the Interior has published an order giving Oscar S. Straus, the American Ambassador to I Turkey, permission to I -i- -t Peters i burg. The nrd'T is is follows: | "The Ministry of the Interior permits i the American Ambassador to Constanti nople! Oscar S. Straus, who belongs to the Jewish confession. ;o visit St. Peters burg with b-s family." j This order is rctmrded as a striking illustration of the rigor with which the ~sfnti-Jewl»b regulations are being en farced f>i! tjvo«if|h rai! tickets hei Se» Voi"k ?r^. \lt,any actcjHM on DAY LINE 6nm* A.I'.U NEW- YORK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1!M<». -FOURTEEN PAGES. * HOXSEY TAKES MAD JOY IE AI ASBURY PARK 50.000 Persons See Aviator Soar Over Ocean. Lake and Shore for Thirty Minutes. EVEN GOESTOCAMPMEETING Onr Milp to Sea. and 1.000 Feet in Air. Npw Rprord for .T^rspy Coast. Despite Sombre Weather. ;-;■ TH'-zrarh • -ii«- T--ibi;r!«.l Asbury P?rk. X. J., Aug. 25. — Arch Hoxsey, the daring Beau Brummel of the Wricrht brothers' aviators, Is not satisfied if he is not up in the air at least once in every twenty-four hour?. He was unable to gratify his taste in the flying line yesterday, as the dangerous wind and all around bad weather condi- : tion? caused the managers of the avia- j tion meet at Interlaken to postpone the public flying exhibitions for the day. : much to his disappointment. This morning rain wellnign flooded the • aviation field a.nd adjacent territory. It was -til! raining- at noon, when the Aero Club officials again reluctantly announced ! the postponement. Hoxsey wanted to j soar, and soar he would, with or without a paid audience, ', He whiled away the early afternoon j hours watching the pretty girl bathers down on the Asbury Park beach, but all ' the time he was thinking of that aero plane in the hangar at Tnterlaken. his pet machine, which had not been cutting figure eights in the atmosphere for more than twenty-four hours. The thouarbt caused Ho-xs^y to grit hi? j teeth. Then he smiled and muttered j something to himself. Another moment elapsed and Hoxs^y had left the beach. I hailed a passing taxi and a." speeding ! lor the aviation field. Out for a Joy Ride. , ; Arriving at the hangar, he ordered the \ ; noirrn attendants to bring out his bi j plane. Captain Frank Coffyn was not present to interfere; and soon the husky hangarmen had the flying- machine at the usual startinc point, opposite th" ; administration building. I Despite the soggy atmosphere, it was a near-ideal day for dying, and Hoxsey knew it. At 4:13 p. m Hoxsey and the machine were ready for their trip Marsward. At 4:14 o'clock th^ machine left the ground and hesran to soar. Hoxsey re moved his cap. waved ■it at the half dozen spectators present and began what proved to be the greatest exhibition of flying in an aeroplane ever witnessed here. Hoxsey was in the air a trifle over thirty minutes, at an altitude varying from 500 to 1.000 feet. He did not at tempt to perform the hair raisins "stunts"* which have made him famous, but at once began to work the biplane into the leaden clouds. He circled the aviation field several times and then turned the machine toward the north and headed for Long Branch. At an altitude of 600 feet he circled over the bungalow of Hme. Lillian Nor dica, at West Deal Beach, played peek a-boo with the water tower on the prop erty of Colonel George Harvey, in the same vicinity, changed his course to the south and swept over Deal Lake, where he waved hi«? cap to several canoe par ties who were watching him. Goes to Camp Meeting. ; Hoxsey evidently remembered that the Ocean Grove camp meeting opened this afternoon. At any rate, he speeded his machine, skirted the buildings on the camp ground, turned once more and glided back to Asbury Park. Here he sailed north as far as Eighth avenue and then put out to sea Thousands of spectators on the board walk could hardly believe their eyes. Hox&ey, nothing daunted, continued on I his course, outward and upward. When a mile at sea and a thousand feet above : its level he decided that mother earth i was good enoucrh for him. changed th« course of the biplane and was seen fly ing snore* One thousand feet from the beach the good ship r van hoe was at anchor. Hox «.ri- as : : <~ approached the boat, dipped, a Ealut? and circled the vessel. He was n rrn near th.- Asbury Park Casino, on the boardwalk. This building he b'so circled Next h e .-ijt across the hotel district to Fourth avenue and waved a salute to th« e-"j«=?tp of the Hotel Lafayette, wfaer* he Is staying when not in the clouds From Asbury Park's boardwalk and hotel district Hoxsey set sail for the avia tion grounds, which he reached at 1:44 ■p. m. Here h«* made a safe landing. It. iF estimated That fifty thousand, spectators on the Asbury Park board- I walk and at other vantage points wit n<=-s-od the sensational flight, or "at mospheric Joy ride.' as the <-la<?sic?iT Mr. 1 •Hoxsey designated It. Johnson* Dp* 1 "s + >»n*«," Ralph Johnstone. Hoxsey's young •■■ -'. In the flying line, also gave, a pretty exhibition to a select crowd of onlookers. He executed a number of difficult "stunts" on the field, making his j biplane jump imaginary hurdles, and ■ put it through hazardous turns. When four hundred feet in the air he .shot his machine down in an apparent j I spiral descent, which he turned, bow ever, into the first loop of a figure 8. rising gracefully and with scarcely' a | rock to complete the remaining loop in I a short circle. Johnston" also established a new rec ord for th*» As bury Park meet when he lifted his biplane from earth to an alti tude of on" thousand feet in exactly ten minutes. Then, like Hoxsey, he indulged in a 'cross-country "Joy ride" to Deal 1 Beach and return. Hoxsey watched Johnstone's manoeu vres aloft and brought his machine out again and put it through an aerial drill in imitation of * ■ ball* dancer. To | morrow, th« last day of the aviation me«t, It is believed the Wright aviators | ' "ill "put over*- some new thrillers; in the ! i n; ins llu* ' HOXSEY IN HIS 4IBSHIP. DROWNED WITH FIANCE New York Woman Dragged to Death Attempting a Rescue. ROWING IN STORM ON LAKE S. D. Valentine, of Brooklyn, and Luella Moore Sink Clasped in Each Other's Arms. In a vain attempt to save her fiance. S. d. Valentine, of Brooklyn, from drowning in Lake Waramaug. New Preston. Conn., yesterday morning. Mips Luclla Moore, of No. 1 WeFt 6Sth street, Manhattan, was herself dragged to her death in the waters of the lake. The two young: people sank beneath the sur face clasped in each other's arms. Their hod tea were recovered later and sent to this city. Miss Moore's death marks the second in the Moore family within the last two month?. Luella Moore had been spending the summer at the Loomarwicli Hotel, which is on the. borders of the lake. With her was her sister-in-law. Mrs. Umbach, of Brooklyn. Mr. Valentine had come up from Brooklyn i-everul days ago, and was also a guest at the Loomarwiek Hotel. He. Miss Moore and Mrs. Um bach had gone out on the lake early yesterday morning from the hotel float, which is on the northern end of the lake. They intended to row to the southern end, where the village of Sew Preston is situated, and return in the late afternoon. A strong -wind had roughened the waters of Lako Waramang. and th< sur face was choppy, with occasional ?.pialis ripplint the water When the party in the frail \><'<it had reached a spot about two hundred feet from shore they were warned by Professor Avon C. Burnham, an instructor of gymnastics in Brook lyn, to beware of the dangerous condi tion of the lake. Professor Burnham. who is about seventy-five years old. was himself in a rowboat. and had anchored about fifty feet from the Valentine part. Dragged Over During Struggle. Valentine and Miss Moore waved their | hands to Professor Burnham and made some lighthearted rejoinder to his warn ing, and continued to row on. They had not coin; twenty feet further before Val- I entine's oarlock broke and the young man fell backward in the boat. The jar caused the boat to list heavily, and Val entine was thrown into the water. Miss Moore, seeing: her fiance sinking, left her seat in the stern of the boat and reached over the side, grasping Valen tine's coat collar as he arose to the sur face. She strove desperately to drag Valentine from the water, the boat rock Ing dangerously as she leaned over the side, but his weight was too much for her strength. Valentine begged his fiance to let so her hold of him, fear ing that fhc would also fall into the lake, but the girl refused, and retained her crip of his coat collar. Slowly Miss Moon was-- dragged over the Hide of the boat, struggling with an h<=r ptr<Migth against the '••;;■ which ?he f»lt overpowering her. Mrs. IJm bach, who was rendered temporarily helpless by fright, cried loudly for help and attracted the attention of Professor Burnham He tried to cut his anchor np<>, but not *; succeeding, began to row frantically in the direction of Valentine and Miss Moore. When the Professor had rowed to wtthin twenty-rive feet of Valentine's boat Miss Moore fell overboard, still retaining her hold of her fiance, and then the two sank, clasped in each other's arms. Rose One? to the Surface. Af> Professor Burnham reached the boat to which Mr?. Umbaeh was cling ing; he caw Valentine and Mi Moore rise to tin surface once again scarcely ten feet away. Before he could attempt to reach them they, went down for the last time, held in a death grip. After getting Mrs. ITmbach to shore Professor Burnham summoned help from the village and Postmaster Hosford dragged the lake, finally finding the bodies, still in a death embrace, in forty feet of water. The bodies were taken to New Milford and later they wen shipped to New York, Miss Moore was the daughter of Alex ander Moore, founder of th.- building firm of Alexander Moon- & Sons. She lived with her brother Alexander, at No. 1 West GSth street. "When seen lust night William J. Moore, another brother, said that his sister had gone to New l*r«-ston about two weeks ago, to spend her vacation. Ho said she and Valen tine had .planned to be married this autumn. Mlsa Moore was twenty-live years old. O. D. Valentine lived at No. ~>> .1. ■ tenon avenue, Brooklyn, and was a salesman for a metal ceiling company in Manhattan. H. was thirty years old and w v quartermaster of the 13th Regi ment of the National Guard, besides ... 1,,:, a member of -'■ " i '■ ■'■- ' p. and A. M. Brooklyn. 'fT* had been engaged to Mir?s Mvore' for come luonthaJ WOODRUFF WONT SEEK TO HEAD PARTY AGAIN i _____ "Old Guard" Policy of Dodging Campaign Responsibility j Lets Him Out. , "BOSSISM" A BARNES THEME Agrees with Roosevelt That It Will Be an Issue vith Direct Nominations— Counting Up the Delegates. In accordance .with th«« plan of avoid ing: all responsibility for th* Republican state ticket this fall and the conduct of I the campaign. the "old guard" yester ; day virtually decided that State Chair- I man Woodruff should not seek re-elec i tion. Mr. Woodruff has been backing and filling recently, hoping that he could obtain another term, then deciding that ; he'd better not try it. Th.- selection by. the Woodruff -Barnes - Wadsworth-Ward element of Vice-Pres j ident Sherman to serve as temporary j chairman of the convention made him j think that he was certain of re-election. Now mature reflection over the Taft let- | ter has convinced the "old guard* 1 that j one of its leaders shouldn't hold a place ' ! of such responsibility during the cam- I paign. Mr Woodruff and William Barnes, jr.. I of Albany, were at state headquarters • yesterday. They discussed this phase of the situation, hut neither had anything ;to say about it for publication. They [ devoted much time to figuring out calcu ; lations regarding the delegates to the convention who could be depended on to vote aexiinst a direct nominations plank in the state platform. Machine politicians said there would be a majority of 'he convention against the Governors primary reform— about 525 votes, some of ttr*m figured. To h° sure, they admitted that even those most familiar with politics were likely to be i mistaken in figures com, !ed at this time, a month ahead of the convention. Still they hope. Only Issue. They Say. All the "old guardsmen" stick to the statements made by Messrs. Barnes and Woodruff that direct nominations will be the only i.=sue. It is quite, evident that the big fight will he made on that In the committee on resolutions and on the ■ floor. Not much di.cjrii?p is thrown around the feelinz: of despondency into which the "old guard" sinks whenever the proposition of electing Vice^- President Sherman to he temporary chairman of i the convention is broached. Apparent they don't consider the prospects for Mr. Woodruff any rosier. The sole semblanc of silver in the lining of these clouds is that the Barnes-. Woodruffites believe it will hurt the Progressives worse to win in both cases than it will hurt the "old guard"' to lose. Barnes and Woodruff are canvassing the situation carefully on the tempor ary chairmanship and on direct nomina tions. Mr. Woodruff In the last two days has been In touch with most of the leaders in his own county, while Mr. Barnes has been working with upstate > men. Yesterday Mr. Woodruff telephoned to Naval Officer Kracke to come to see him at state headquarters, and there asked him whether there was any change in his views or the sentiment of his dis trict. 77 T :\ Kracke told him there was no change in either, and the district would continue to be represented as it had been in the past. Other Brooklyn visitors to the state chairman were Jacob Brenner, chairman of the Kings County committee: John Smith. its secretary, and State Commit man Swascy All are 'Woodruff men. anti-Roosevelt and anti-direct nomina ■ tions. Agrees on Bossism Issue. Mr. Barnes will go to Albany to-day. It is expected that there he will con tinue his work of rounding up the pri vates in the "old guard" for the big fight in the state convention. He hadn't much to say yesterday about th*> situa tion. Mis attention was directed to Mr. Roosevelt's statement that the issue in this state was bOßStsm. "TVell. we agree on that,'* chuckled the big man from Albany. "Bossistß that's it. They say they're for direct nominations to cure bosstom. We're against direct nominations on principle. and wall see if bossism can jam a direct nominations plank through th* state convention. It couldn't through the Leg- j islature. Mr. Roosevelt is entirely right ; when he saj'S the Issue Is bo?s*i"m. and we'll fight it out. on that line. 1 "Would you support Mr. Roosevelt if h*» were the convention's choice for Gov ernor?" was ashed. "It's too early to discuss that." said Mr. Barnes. "He's for direct nomina tions, he gays. I'm not. But 3-011 can't tpll what that convention will do. I'll tell you this, though: If Mr. Roosevelt Tjrere nominated I think I'd apply for the job of state chairman. He'd prob ably want somebody, then, who knew how to do things. I think he'd need knowledge and results, all right." "Has the 'old guard' a candidate for state chairman?" "What's the matter with Griscom?" queried Mr. Barnes, with a genial chuckle. "He'd do. wouldn't he, after his experience at the state committee meeting?*' AVhat the "old guard" has in mind for ' the state convention was Indicated last night by one of them in discussing the direct nominations fight. A Convention Forecast. If Roosevelt's there, I only hope he goes on the committee on resolutions," ! said this politician. "H.» certainly should have a chance to show that he J knows what he's talking about when he advocates the Hughes direct nomina tions bill. In my Judgment, though, you'll get something like this at the con vention: . "A delegate from upstate gets up and says: 'Mr. Chairman. I understand Mr. Roosevelt wants this convention to adopt a direct nominations plank. Now, in mv county we don't know very much ( .»l«l'.!!Hf'J "3 •••■"J'l p«»» IK l(_ X UIN b t. I*i iVL y m*rwmnr. nun CE>T«. HELD BABE UP ALL DAY Heroic Mother Braved Death in I Cistern Till Husband Came. ! Sedan. (van. Aug. '_'•">. Standing in five 1 feet of water in the bottom of ■ ct«tcrn ' at her home near here. Mr?. John Burr h. j wife of a farmer held aloft her two year-old child for eight hour?, until the i ■rrrrai horn» of her husband to-day. The «-hil<l h«d fallen Into the cistern, and rh<- mother, who saw the accident, im mediately sprung after !t. seized th«* baby in her arms, raised it above the surface of the water and called for els No one was within hearing: of the wom an's cans and throughout fh<> cr*afor part of the day. Mrs. Furch stood the water reachlnz almost to her n°ek. and "■aited for, the return of her husband : from his work In the fields. After being taken from 'he cistern Afro. Burch collapsed and i." dancer busly ill. but the child suffered no harm. Friends have determined to apply for a 1 Carnegie medal for Mm Burch. : : -v • BODY OF CHILD IN GUTTER '- . . ; Father and Sisters Remain Si lent About Death. ! The Italian characteristic of i close mouth in the presence of murder or ac cidental death threw some mystery around the case of six-year-old Tony Alella. of No. •'•"'•• Second avenue, who j was. found dead In the gutter, with a ' fractured skull, in front of his father's ! fruit stand at Hist street and ?«ond avenue yesterday afternoon. Patrol ! man Rooney. of the East 3-"ith street station, who came up Just as the boy's I sister was picking him up and hurrying ' with the body Into a nearby drug store, ■ was unable to find any one in the neigh borhood who could own up that be knew i how the boy met hi? death The airier Aielia's wagon was in front j of the flruit stand at the time the little fellow was picked up a few feet behind it. It is supposed that be was in the wagon and fell to the street, fracturing his skull. Peter, the be - -•-■• and : his sister?, who tend the fruit stand, maintained a. stoical silence about the whole affair when questioned by detec j tives. FAMILY POISONED BY BREAD Physicians Pronounce Complaint as Gangrenous Ergotism. The first case of jran^rcnous ergotism in th*» United States, the doctors at J. Hood Wright Hospital say. ha* appeared in this city, It ha? affected. Joseph Flor ence, of No. 504 West lS.ith street, and his entire family. The disease, which com<=s from the mating •>* bread made of flour not properly prepared, is prevalent in Russia. Florence, hi? wife. •■:-■- and son ate the bread about a week aero. Soon afteward signa of the disease ap peared on th'-ir bodies, and they went to the dispensary of the J. Hood Wright Hospital, where Dr. Lucas decided that the daughters — Kathe.rine. twenty-two, and Jennie, sixteen years old— who had marks on their feel and ear?, need^l hospital attention. Accordingly the two were taken ac patients In the institution, while their father, mother and brother went borne They have been receiving daily treatment. The jfiris are in a serious condition. an.; the doctors at first thong I that they would have to amputate the feet to stop the spread of the disease. They hope now to avoid the necessity of am putation. The discolorations marking the disease have appeared on Florence's in dex finder, on his wife's risrht hand and on the toes and right hand of the son. The Board of Health will investigate the case and try to find out who is re sponsible for the poisonous condition of thw bread. MAY BE CLEWS NECKLACE One Offered for Sale Tallies with That Stolen in Newport. Boston. Aug. -o.— The mystery sur rounding the $25,000 pearl necklace. with diamond pendant attached, which was offered for sale to Fr^d Cutter, a jeweller, at his store in Sommerville. last Monday night, has be.en cleared up and the necklace returned to Its owner. This information Chief of Police Kendall, of Sommerville. received in a letter from Philip Dexter, a. well known Boston at torney, late this afternoon. The attor ney said in the letter that as a result of the publicity given the attempt to dispose of tho ■ ecklaoc it had bern re turned to its owner, and he asked that no further action be taken by the police in regard to the matter. The necklace shown Mr. Cutter tallies with the description of the one etolrn from Mrs H>nry Clews at Newport last Monday/ and the fact that Mr?. Clew H appeared at th« Casino on Thursday marine the necklace convinced Cotter that it was her property. Late to-m^ht Dr Pexter refuocd either to affirm or deny that the necklace was th< one Tost by Mrs. Clews. — alleges TICKET swindle Lackawanna Railroad Has Three Employes Held on Charge. The Lnckavwanna Railroad Company caused the arresl in Hobok«*n ycst«»rday ♦• three of its employes, who. ir ij? al l«>ged. have swindled th" company ml of $3,000. The prisoners were two ticket sellers. Martin Anderson, of Ros^ville: James .1. Shell: of Jersey City, and Homer M Ilortpn. of Jersey CM h trainman. It •si »W that Anderson had made a confession. The company uses a "Simplea ticket. When a ticket is sold it is cut to the place to which so!.!, and the stub, re tained by the ticket seller and turned In to th« company with the cash, would be cut to a point nearer Hoboken and the difference in the fare the seller would pocket. That something was amiss was de tected in the auditor's department, and seven ticket sellers were under suspicion. By the means of marked tickets, it in said, the detectives finally soured the evidence that resulted in th» arrests. Anderson and sk*-i i ■ were released In ?l,««>0 hail each, for examination to-day before Recorder McGovern. Horton'a bail was fixed at .*.">»••> - ! TWO DIE WHEN AUTO OVERTURNS Forney. Tex.. Aug. 26.— Frank B. Griet son of the late Colonel Frank Grlce. owner of "The San Antonio Express." ami James Phrlps. of Kaufman. T-x., were killed yesterday when an automobile in tvhieh th»y i ,-r.. Mini overturned near Forney, iirt. •. nho was rtrhm?. oM control pf xti* nrmchin-. ROOSEVELT THWARTS WOODRUFFS PUNS Bossism. Not Primaries, the Mam Issue m This State. Says Mr. Roosevelt. RUTHLESS WAR ON GRAFT Stand on Local Situation Be lieved in West to Have Mo mentous Effect on Fntnre of the Party. IV.y T.-J'xraph ro Th» Trtbm^. I # Grand Island. N>b., Ausr. 25.-E-i-'-" ident Roosevelt promptly met and check mated to-day tho effort of Timothy *_ Woodruff, chairman of the New " * Re publican ..... becloud th* issue in Mr. Roosevelt's state and make It appear thai the only question involve'! between the ''old guard and the Taft- Roosevelt-Hughes forces is both aca demic and unimportant, dealing sole!/ with th*» proposition for direct primarlc. As soon ■■ ha had read the WnocruiT statement Coionel Rooeerelt dictated ■*• statement which makes it ptlfecfl ob vious that he regards the issue m clean, progressive Republicanism again."!. Wad3worth-"Woodruff- Barnes *"t '.. or. to put it in language -which the colonel has in the past occasionally us***?, "ra tional progressii eaess versus the oUI can?." Mr. Roosevelt's statement is a.* follows: Tho Progressives a's emphatically in favor of taking a real step forward about direct primaries, substantially on th» lines of Governor Hughes's preposition, but this is not the main issue. The main issue is that we stand against bossism. big or little, and in favor of genuine popu lar rule* not only at the elections but with in the party organization, and. Abo all. that our war is ruthless against • " ' speei*s of cerruption, big and little. an*s against the alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, as to whtcb it has been found that too often in th* past the bess system has offered » pecul iarly efficient and objectionable means of communication. We a-e against ths domination of the party and the oubles by sp*C*al interests, whether the** spe cial interests are political, business m ■» compound of the two. Supplementing this statement later. Mr. Roosevelt declared that lie would not permit tho "old c -■■■ of New Tork State to pick th«» issue there. He sai'i that his statement referred to the New York situation solely, and had no bear ing on the situation in national polUi.-?. In the estimation of those who had the pleasure of watching the former- President as he read the Woodruff stafp ' mrnt. the chairman's use of the trortla "fad" and "folly" as applied ••■ <Hr*>et primaries was at least "ill advised." the words "ill advised" to be read falsetto. In fact it recalled to one distinguish"! member of the party th* remark of * Confederate who was leading a some what desperate retreat. •••<-■• tiring in his own ranks, the general exclaimed angrily: "Tell the for»ia to stop nrin=; it only makes those darned Tanks mad der." . In the estimation of some of the politi cal observers in this part of the. country Colonel Roosevelt's stand in Xow Torlc is certain to have a momentous effect on the future of his party. It is rontidcnt'.y expected that the nzht he is waging against the "old guard" will result m their elimination and the supremacy of the Progressive element in the party. Mr. Roosevelt is. of course, far from be ing an extreme radical of the type of Cummins and La Follette. but he is cer tainly progressive— a Progressive of the Taft type. ; Heretofore an alliance between th« ! Sooth and the solid conservative East has always been sufficiently powerful to control eats in the national conven ! tions of the party. With New Tork at tached to the Progressive wing of thw ' party, an alliance between that stata and the Weal is far probable an<l j trustworthy. Reports from Pennsyl ., vania are to the effect, strange as t!iat may seem, that only a capable leader i* required to carry the conservative o!<S Keystone State into tho Prosrre^ivq column. That this movement trill Inevitably re sult in Isolating New England and pos sibly a few other Kastern starry, omit tinr. of oour?e. th«* Southern Star»-7. ■which, with full delegations in the *-on vention, cast no material Rppuoltrpn vote. i» the prediction «>f many *-xpert ! en.«-d procnosticators. Won't Countenance O«»r»-,-;~- - When he reached Council Bhni Mr. Roosevelt took occasion in his speech tn make clear th«« fact that h- stood for cleanliness and decency in politics In 'in hi.- New Tork tixht. but he also ! made it clear that he would not coon ! tenance demagocu^ry. .-■•.- insur ! R«>T»ts ?oucht to extrart considerabt** comfort from thr ure by Mr. Roosevelt of lanartiag" employed by g»>me of them In his reference to th«« too frequent "alli ance b^tw^en corrupt busineta ail -• cor rupt politics." when " » sairl that "the boss system offers a. peculiarly ctficieur and objectionable means of such com munication." As soon as this similarity of language was called to the attention of Mr. Koosevelt he declared that while he hail had the New Turk situation ex clusively In mind when he mad.- Htm statement he had always opposes! the boss .system m vigorously before he It-ft the White House a?* since, that he had inveighed against such communication in numerous public speeches and Implied that credit for such language should be given to him rather than to any so called insurgent. Incidentally, he made it plain that he could hardly be expected to keep track of the language of any public speakers during hia absence from this country. Some of the former President" .s iriends called his attention to-day to intima tions which have appeared in some quar ters that he was "playing politics" on this trip, that it closely resembled 1 ••stumping tour." but h<» met that sug gestion with the remark that his fear less denunciation of th» Übor organiza tions which «ere responsible for th» riot.