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V°*" LXX....X 0 23.295.
Southern Staple Reaches Highest
Price Since 1873. When It
Touched 21 %.
Reaction Follows Offer of 100,-
I Bales by W. P. Brown —
Predicts Biggest Scarcity
Since Civil War.
Arr.id scenes of excitement seldom
equalled in the local cotton pit the bulls
forced the price of cotton yesterday up
to 20 cents a pound, the figure James A.
Pstten and the other bull leaders pre
dicted it would reach when they began
Their campaign for higher prices a year
This is the highest price at which cot
tcn has sold ere since L 873. when it
torched _■ ■_ cents, and is nearly five
cer.ts a pound above the top figure of the
Sully year. UMMc when the former "cot
ten king" forced the price of the staple
ur to •"-« cents a pound.
The excitement in the cotton pit was
ennfined to the August option, which
was the only one to reach the -' *- rent
r--ark. the other months showing very lit
tle change from Saturday's close. Sep
tember, fie next highest month, sold at
14 .*>;* cents a pound.
*■ August opened at 17 cents. IS points
above Saturday's close, and continued to
adrinee In sensational fashion until it
touched 20 cents, which it did within
ttreeniuarters of an hour from the open-
Ing lof. the market: This was a gain of
31S points, or $1590 a bale, from the
figures on Saturday, and was sc
compijshed in the face of comparatively
light Trading, the total turnover of Au
gust cotton for the day being estimated
at only 15.000 bales.
price -would probably have gone
considerably above _. cents had It not
been for the fact that when it reached
that figure or. P. Brown, who has suc
cwded James A. Patten as the leader of
The bull pan Jumped into the pit and
L j»n „- aril- -iarr of I<V»O«Y| bales
oJjCTed S;i or anj pan. ul j. •- -
s: that price.
-- :e Reacts Two Points.
This not only stopped ■■ advance, but
brought about a reaction of two points.
the action ... bull leader beinc taken
to ~.*an that the bull?, who are believed
to have had virtually all the Ausrust rot
ton in <=ieht. were willing to allow the
Ehorts to settle at that, figure or pos
ribly slightly under it. and the frantic
■hears, to whose attempts to cover their
VJE"ust contracts the advance "was gen
erally attribuTe**. caJxaed down a..liuJe.
The 4ate for delivery on these con
tracts expires at noon to r morrow. which
accounts for the anxiety of the shorts.
Under the circumstances there -was noth
ing for them to do but to go into the
pit and cover at any price, and as the
bulls had cornered all the August cotton,
they had to meet whatever price the
bull leaders considered ■pro-per.
In other words, they were locked in,
fdth no way of getting out except
.... means offered by their ene
mies, the bulls, which in this instance
appeared io be by paying 20 cents a t
pound for cotton which had cost the I
thiSs on an average of about '. _ cents
a pound.
Thzz most of the purchases were
cade by the ear was generally ad
mitted un tfcs floor. Must of the selling
came from the bull leaders. Brown.
Eayne and Scales, who were said to
tave got rid of from 10.000 to 12,000
bajop on the advance. The exact extent
of the short interest could not be learned,
l-'Jt good judges Eaid that ft was not as
large as has been commonly believed.
probably not more than 15.000 ales at
the outside.
Bui! Clique's Holdings.
It has be^n the common belief in the
trade that the bull clique was possessed
cr upward of 100.000 bal*-s of August
cotton, and that its holdings w*=re at
if&Ft that amount was shown by Mr.
Brown's offer to sell 100.000 bales at 20
c**nts a pound.
Pr» far this month 70.000 bales of cot
ion have hr-on delivered under contract
by ihe shorts How much more they
hii-.-c- to deliver will not be known until
C'.'-.r. 10-morrow. when the time for de
livery of the August option expires.
If all the shorts lid not cover yester
day, but he'd off in the hope of arrang
ing a private settlement, the bulls will
be ie a position to force the price of the
August option still higher to-day. It
"fc'as stated positively by representatives
of th» bul! l«^ad«=r-= after the clos" of the
carket yesterday that ther^ would be no
Private settlement and that the shorts
'■' n ild have to settle across the ring.
That there was still an outstanding
short interest was indicated by the fact
that after the decline of 2 points fol
k^ing Mr. Brown's offer of 100,000 bal* s
at _'<< cents a pound buyers of August in
thf- late afternoon trading again ran the
price of that option back to H«.S*), or
■"ithin 10 points of the high figure of the
d fcy. It r-iosed at 19.70. a net gain of
5* i^'ints. or ... a bale for the day.
Dealings on Small Scale.
"''r.'if^r ordinary circumstances such a
tr«-m«-ndous advance in the price of any
om- option would have had considerable
tafluenc* on the other options, and cre
•■:t'.j ...... as a -runaway mar
kfil" That such was not the case yes
ttrday was attributed to the fact that
the volume of transactions was com
paratively Kir.aU. The trade j-eemed to
'■* of thr- opinion that with the close of
tht present month prices on th<> Cotton
■'"•>• hang^ w.uid be <>f a ore normal
character, although there was some ex-
ItrUition that the bull crowd would at
kaipt something of a demonstration
in th* September option.
The leaders in the bull movement,
v-bichv -bich bejran last March and is believed
V> haw- practically culminated with yes
t*r<ia-,-"s sensational advance in the Aii-
S^ia option, ar*- TV*. H. Brown, Frank
B Hayne and E. G. Scales. James A.
£*ttfcn,-wfcD ■■:.. other three con-
Caßtlaaed wo fourth iwr*
Reference to Divine Power Ap
plied to All Christians.
r>antzi~. Aug. 29— Emperor William
spv.ke to-night at a dinner given in his
honor by the offl. lals of West Prussia
at the rustle a t Marienburg. the old
Beat of the Knights of Malta. Hip speech
was a counterpart of that delivered last
week at K.-.mgsherg. Taking up the re-
Ifctßwl vein of that speech, which his
majesty evidently regarded as having
been misunderstood by the press, he
"When I represented myself, like my
sainted grandfather, as being under the
protection of the Highest and as work
ing under the highest commission of our
Lord and (rod. I assumed that every
honest Christian, whoever he might be.
did the same. Whoever works in this
spirit knows well that the cross imposes
obligations. We should hold together
in brotherly love and we should leave
to each race its peculiarities. The races
and trade organizations should join
hands for common work and for meeting
the state's necessities.
"Let the farmer join hands with the
merchant and the latter with the manu
facturer; let the members of one party
join hands with those of a different
mind for achieving great things for the
Several Thousand Dollars' Worth
of Jewelry Taken by Thieves.
[By Nagnpa to th« Tribune. 1
Bar Harbor, Me.. Aug. News was
given to the police to-day of an im
portant jewel robbery, the first Bar
Harbor has had for a number of years.
The victim was Mrs. Monroe Smith, of
Philadelphia, who occupies the Cun
ningham cottage, in Mount Desert street.
The loss will amount to several thou
sand dollars. The stolen articles in
cluded several diamond rings, watches,
bracelets, pendants and other pieces of
jj e welry. The Jewelry -was missed last
Wednesday, but Mrs. Smith did not
make her loss known to the public until
Cottages at Northeast Harbor and
?^al Harbor have recently been entered
and jewelry of more or less value taken,
and it is thought that the sr . le parties
--c the ones who are responsible for
this robbery.
Hydroplane Starts for Bottom as
Wave Hits It in Sound.
-• Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Stamford. Conn., Aug. 20.— John H.
Tyson, of Riverside and New York. came
near exploring the depths of Long Island
Sound in a hydroplane built for partici
pation in the Farnsworth international
trophy elimination trials. Mr. Tyson
and his sailor, a Norwegian known as
"Chris." were out in the freak boat on
Saturday when a long wave caught the
stem of the craft and sent the low bow
under water.
■'The bow was under only a few min
utes." amid Mr. Tyson to-day, "but those
moments seemed like ages to 'Chris' and
myself. We thought the craft was
bound for the bottom and. to make mat
ters -worse, there was not a thing mov
ablo aboard which would float and give
us a chance in a heavy swell. Every
thing was nailed fast and we were in a
bad predicament. Then the prow, forced
by the engine, began slowly to push out
of the water, and presently it was out
of the sea again. The boat was more
than half full of water, and there was
nothing with -which -we could bail, not
even a hat."
Folded Up. It Provided Hand
Hold for Exhausted Italian.
.- _- ts for babies
■ ■■■<■ ut on the market the inventor
never dreamed that one of them might
■ a means of saving the life I i
■ • ■ •■--.-..-? from the baby car
age But one did yesterday af
• -- : . •-:■:-..- to the quick wit of a
. .<■■ the p. .lice did not
_ -■
Alec Ricco. eight years old, was pad
dling around -the Harlem River, a
few feet from the 11. "i th street dock.
when his right foot struck a large log
while he was ■king a stroke. Between
panic and pain he could not swim, but
he managed to float long enough to
grab the log. Then he yelled for help
until Frank M etta, of No. 422 East
115 th street, stripped off his coat and
shoes and went into the river after him.
Maletta was nearly exhausted when
he reached the pier with the boy and
was having difficulty in reaching for a
hand hold when the woman saw him.
Quick as thought itself she took her
baby from a go-cart which she was
wheeling, folded the cart up and lowered
it from a ctrinspiece to Maletta. He
took hold, and in a short time several
husky m»n had him and the boy on the
Saleswoman and Floorwalker
Held in Night Court.
Charged with working together to rob
two large drygoods stores, a woman who
«=avs He la Kaiherine Nestor, twenty
two ears old. of No. 1172 Ogden avenue.
The Bronx, and a man who gives his
name as William Rooney. were held for
trial in .-. Night Court last night. The
wnman was employed in one of the
stores as a saleswoman. Mooney was a
floorwalker in the other.
Some time ago the managers of the
rlrvgoods houses noticed that a large
number of "refund checks" were coming
from certain departments. Detectives
were put on the case and they found.
they say, that goods were being passed
out of the store to persons who later
came -back with them, and on the
strength of the -refund checks" got
money on the poods.
The woman has admitted that abe gave
stock to Mooney. the police say. In the
West .'JOth street station house, yesterday
the man denied having ever known her.
but the woman said that he did. She
said that she worked the as"*" for him
Jn another stor*. but finally gave up her
position because she did not wish to con
tinue. the practice.
rrr- ■•'- -ED-.'l.E BANOV ~OOK ROUTE
. ■ ■ ■ ■
etablea ready t)^^i. #.—
A ■ -
To-«iar, fair
To-morrow, rain.
Government's First Tip Was
That Woman Held for Smug
gling Was on That Boat.
Get More Necklaces from Daugh
ter and Companion. Which,
They Say, Were Bought
in This City.
Three pear! necklaces, one pearl col
larette, other jewelry and laces, the
whole valued at about $115,000, are
metaphorically dangling as trophies at
the belt of Collector Loeb to-day, as
the result of the work of John J.
Raczkiewicz. artinc Deputy Surveyor,
on the pier of the White Star Line on
Sunday, when he and his men inter
cepted Mrs. I. Reynolds Adriance. of
Poughkeepsie, as she stepped down the
gangplank from the steamship Baltic
Mrs. Adrianre gave bail yesterday be
for United States Commissioner Alex
ander. In the sum of $7,500 on the initial
charge of attempting to smuggle the
pearl necklace, which inspectors found
in the convolutions of her great straw
turban, a gold mesh bag and laces.
When it was learned of the finding of
the other jewelry, which, excepting a
pearl necklace found on the person of
Miss Marian C. Adriance. the daughter,
and another on Mrs. Mary H. Doughty,
the companion, was slowed away in the
hand baggage, the mystery of the raid
on the staterooms of the steamship
Mauretania on Thursday night was
cleared up.
Customs officials had heard of the
purchase by Mrs. Adriance of the pearl
necklace found in her hat. They had
also heard of a display of other jewelry,
and in the end got a minute story of
the possessions of the Adriance party.
Through some misunderstanding it was
supposed thai passage had been taken
on the Mauretania, but a scrutiny of
the passenger list showed no one of the
To be on the safe side an unusually
i searching: examination of the empty
staterooms was made, and the identity
i of those in the occupied rooms estab
i lished. There was no disturbance, but
j when the inspectors were through in
j specting there was no doubt of who was
! and who was not on the big Cunarder.
Bought Jewels Here the Plea.
Then came the tip of the passage on
the steamship Baltic and the desperate
hut courteous fight of Mr. Rackiewicz to
i win a confession from Mrs. Adriance.
; If the pearl necklace in the hat. which
; was valued alone at $7,000, had not been
| revealed, the customs officials believe
i they would not ha-— been able to ' clean
I up the case.
M: -. Adriance declared yesterday that
she had bought the pearl collarette, val
ued at $15,000, and the other jewelry not
included in the charge, in this city. She
will have an opportunity to submit proof
on Thursday. The charges will be sub
mitted to the Federal grand jury at
The necklace found in the possession
of the daughter it is believed was bought
in this country. Miss Adriance said she
took it abroad to match the pearls to
have the necklace lengthened. She had
purchased eight pearls, and these were
loose. She will have to pay duty on the
eight pearls at least.
It was said that Miss Doughty de
clared she had bought the necklace in
her possession in this city. She will have
an opportunity to prove it. Bliss Adri
ance's necklace was valued at $3,000,
and Mrs. Doughty's at $2,500.
John P. Adriance. the husband, came
down from Poughkeepsie at noon yes
terday with his wife, son. daughter and
the companion. They had luncheon at
the Hotel Belmont- and then went at
once to the Federal Building. They were
joined there by Abram J. Rose, who had
been called in a counsel. Mr.-. Adriance
was as collected as when on the pier
she faced the efforts of the customs
officials to compel a confession. Mr.
Adriance was nervous, and when he
signed the bail bond hie hand trembled.
Felix Frankfurter, one of United States
Attorney Wise's assistants, represented
the government.
Blue Turban in Evidence.
On a table in the Commissioner's rot m
9 _ th e exhibit on which the complaint
was made, the most Interesting to the
spectators being the straw turban, with
Its blue feathers and genera] mussed up
appearance since- its seizure by the in
spectors. Th-^ velvet bag in whi<-h the
. . lidden had be-^n placed un
der velvel trimmings In th« j folds of the
Ptr^w. The bulk of the jewelry. which
Adriance will have to prove she
purchased In this country, was stowed
m the safe Surveyor Henry, at
the Custon 3 -
If purchase In this city of the $100,000
worth " f Jewelry, outside the pear! neck
i . and la< es and gold mesh bag.
which ;;re ■ alued at $15,000, is not
•:. a fine may he imposed e^ua' to
the foreign value of the jewelry, plus
the dut: a total of at least $160,000 In
addition, the jewelry would be forfeited.
It MTOUId prove an exptnsive effort to
evade th< payment of customs duties.
..!!•' of the most expensive "<n the his
torj of smuggling by pawewngera in this
Stepped Into the Tub and Swallowed
Two — She May Die.
Pfttsburg, Aug. 23.— Mary Rojesvsky, a
Polish girl employed by it wealthy East
End family, la dangerously ill. trie result.
of easing hath tablets. Mary has been la
the country only a few months, and in
that time has been solving the intricacies
of the American woman's toilet. On Sat
urday she purchased some bath perfume
tablets, and before retiring .it night abe
stepped Into the bathtub and then awal
lrwtd two of the tablets.
-.. era! hours later the family hurriedly
tiled a ■ clan i the girl. Bhe
Every attribute of refined pleasure Is real
i?--a on a Hudson River Day Line trip.—
Woman caught trying to smuggle gem? grofng to United States Commissioner Alex.
ander's office to give ball.
Woman Shoots Herseif in Wait
ing Room of Hotel.
Refuses to Reveal Identity at
Hospital. Saying Only She
Wants to Die.
A young woman, who had r.ot been
identified ear:---- this morning, shot her
self in the left breast in the woman's
waiting room of the Hotel Astor last
night, at a time when no one -was in the
room to see her. ?he was taken to
Flower Hospital, where it was said that
her condition was serious, but that She
■would pr<baMy live.
Drs. Stewart and Hughes, who oper
ated on the woman at Flower Hospital,
found that the bullet had lodged in h<=>r
left lung. She complained that she had
"awful pains" in h«*r back.
When asked at the hospital to reveal
her identity she moaned: "I won't tell!
I won't tell!"
The woman is about twenty-five years
old, is ." feet tall, weighs I^<» pounds, has
light brown hair, blue eye? and is de
scribed as good looking. She wore a
blue silk gown, tan shoes and stockings.
The woman entered the hotel by the
4."th street entrance at about 11 o'clock.
She tried to avoir] those whom she
passed, and many persons remarked it.
A m;iid offered h>°r services at the en
trance of the waiting room, but the girl
passed her by and entered the room.
The next moment the maid and a num
ber of persons In the lobby and cor
ridors heard a shot.
The shootrr.g caused great excitement
throughout the hotel. Dinprs left tal -
and guests ran downstairs, thinking
that a murder had been committed.
The crowd around the young woman in
the Interval of waiting for the ambulance
became larger and larger, until P
man Egan, of the West 47th street sta
tion, called in from the street, a ■ .
He forced the crowd back and cleared a
way for Dr. Reid when he arrived.
No one in the crowd knew the young
woman. In a reticule were found the
ordinary things carried by a woman,
but no visiting card was found, nor was
there any other paper that might lead
to her identification. The police be
lieve that she delihcrDte'y planned some
time earlier in th^ evening to end her
life, and took pains to remove any marks
of identification from her person.
William c. Muschenheim, proprietor of
th<* hotel, after looking at the young
wi man and calling the clerks, said that
she was not a guest of the hotel and
that he d!d not know her. None of the
hotel clerks or other employes had ever
seen her before.
Mother and Man Who Went to
Her Rescue Lost Their Lives.
■Boston. Aug. 29. — A mother gave her
life In an attempt to save the life of
her child, who had fallen into Jamaica
Pond lite to-day, and a straneer was
drowned while trying to pave the
mother. The child was rescued by an
other woman.
Mrs Catherine Fogarty had her two
children. Marie, two years old. and an
infant, with her in the park for an out
ine. holding the infant in her lap. while
little Marie was seated in a baby car
In playing in the carriage Marie
moved so violently as to start th*
wheels/ and before the mother could
stop it the baby carriage had rolled
into the pond. Putting the baby on the
ground. Mrs. Fogarty Immediately
jumped into the water, which was deep
at that {mint, but was unable to reach
h'-r little one. and. losing her footing,
she sank beneath the surface.
A man about sixty yean of age then
leaped into the pond and seised Mrs.
Fogarty, but his efforts bo exhausted
him that he too sank to his death.
Miss Martha Daley, a maid employed
near by, by this time had lowered her
self Into the water and rescued the lit
tle girl, who had suffered no apparent
ill effects from the accident.
Colorado Springs. Col.. Au?. 29.-Four
masked men stole $1,600, a diamond ■un
burst and ■ gold brooch from the camp
of John Adams. -'Kins of the Gypsies." at
Coloradr City, near here, to-day while
Adama was absent.
Acting Mayor Teils Why He
Made Coney Island Upheaval.
Will Report to Mayor Gaynor,
and Incident Will Be Closed
Coney Island 1s about to have it? first
g-ood cleaning out in several years, and
graft in the Police Department g^ts a
hard blow at the same time. But vice
in other sections of the city, according
to Acting Mayor John Pnrroy Mitchel.
will not bo interfered with just yet.
Wh^n Mr. Mitchel was explaining yes
terday the conditions that have caused
him to order Inspector John J. O'Brien,
of the Coney Island district, reduced to
the rank of captain, while Inspector Rus
sejl. who had once cleaned up Coney,
was taken from Detective Headquarters
nnd put in charge of the Island to repeat
his former performance, he was asked:
"Do the same vicious conditions pre
vail all over New Tork?"
"I am not prepared to say." he replied.
'"This particular situation was brought
to my attention, and I set to work to
remedy it."
"Are you going to clean up the Ten
derloin?" was next asked.
"No," he said. "I don't expect to make
any investigation there."
"Have you received any complaints
about the Tenderloin."
Mr. Mitchel previously had explained
that he investigated Coney Island be
cause letters had come to the Mayor's
office complaining of conditions at the
seaside resort.
"We have received complaints." he
said, "about three or four places in the
Tenderloin, and they have been turned
over to the Police Department for In
vestigation, according to the regular
r< utine of the Mayor's office."
■'Are you going to investigate the Ten
derloin yourself, aa you did Coney Isl
an.l?" he was asked.
"No," Mr. MitcheJ replied. "I am not
to make any investigation."
Will Report to Mr. Gaynor.
Th<> acting Mayor will report to Mayor
Gaynor at St. James in the next few
days, and with that report, he Indicated,
the incident -would be closed. No
charges had heen preferred against any
members of the Police Department. Mr.
Mitchel said, and he had not ordered any
preferred, though he said he was satis
fied that vice existed at Coney Island
under police protection
"What I wanted to do." he said, "was
to find out If the police were trying to
suppress the vice at Coney Island or if
W was going on under police protection.
I became satisfied that it was going on
under police protection.
"Aa an instance. ther» was a uni
formed policeman standing within a few
feet ,-,f a negro woman who was openly
soliciting in the street."
"What d" you mean by police protec
tion?" was ask'-d
"T nipan." Mr Mitchel said, "that vice
flourishes openly with the knowledge of
the police and without any attempt by
them to suppress it."
"Have you any evidence that protec
tion money was being paid to the po
lice 0 "
"No." he said, "we ha "c no evidence of
any money being paid."
"Who do you consider responsible for
the conditions'" he was asked.
O'Brien Not Fit, Says Mitchel.
"As to the responsibility for that con
dition of affairs and police di.-cipline.
t tail can wait, " Mr Mitchel said. "But
the result of my investigation." he con
tinued, "w.-is naj becoming satisfied that
Inspector O'Brien wbm not a fit man to
de in charge it Coney Island, and I or
dered Commisßioner Baker to reduce
him to a captain, and put a man in
charge there who would dean the
"Did Deputy Commissioner Reynolds
in charge In Brooklyn take any steps to
Clean the island after you had called the
conditions to his attention?" was asked.
"I don't know." Mr. Mitchel said.
"Are you satisfied that Reynolds did
the best he could?"
"I am satiFned that proper steps were
Cestlaaei uu tiuni yaeo.
. i t»T>T/-«T~* AVT"> /TTV'T' In cit T of yew Tork. J«t»*t City and Hook's
Says City Wants Him Elected to
Office Which Tikes Him Away.
'p.- Tim \sr» into.) Press. l
Denver. Aug. 29 In a few brie' -en
tences Theodore Ro»sfvelt outlined what
he considers the attitude of New York
City toward him?**!! when he spoke at
the dinner eriven by the Colorado Live
stock Association -night.
One of the previous speakers had
mentioned knowing him while he was
Police Commissioner of New York, and
in referring to that acquaintance Mr.'
Roosevelt said:
"When I was made Commissioner of
Police I was ushered into office with
great acclaim. I said I was going to
try to enforce the laws, and New Tork
smiled and said: 'Go ahead.* After
ninety days New York woke up to the
fact that it was being treated on a basis
of morality it had never hoped to at
tain. New York never realized it could
be as good as it was.
•'New York was in a ferment until the
judges came to the rescue of the peo
ple. They decided that seventeen beers
and one pretzel made a meal, and New
Tork breathed freely again. Ever since
that time New York has felt an alert
interest in me and an ardent desire to
see me elected to any office that would
take me away from there."
Eody of Ear! of Buchan's Daugh
ter on Mountainside.
Edinburgh. Ana; 28l— The body of
Lady Marjorie Ghkl SI . — Er?kine.
second daughtt-r of the Earl at Buchan.
who had been missing- for a month, wae
found on Saturday lying on the heather
on a lonely mountain?; ! • max Arts
more, Inverness.
An examination showed that the wom
an's ankle had been injured, and it is
presumed that Lady Marjorie, who was
fond of mountain climbing, fell and
broke her ankle, and. being unable to
walk, died from exposure. She was ■
twenty-nine years old.
Louis Breget Carries Total
Weight of 921 Pounds in Air.
Lille. France. Aug. 20.— Louis Breget.
the aeronaut, took up five passengers in
his biplane here to-day. The total
weight sustained by his machine, includ- |
ing the gasolene, was P2l pounds. Thi3
feat is belief ed to be a world's record.
Loss of Biddeford Savings Insti
tution Increases.
Biddeford. Me., Aue:. 29. — A sensation
was caused here to-day by th» state
ment of W. B. Skelton. State Bank Ex
aminer, that the shortage in the ac
counts of the York County Savings
Bank, whose doors were closed by him
on August 12. would not be less than
$300.f»00 3.nd not more than $350.0*61
Previous estimates had placed the loss
at 5100.000.
Hundreds of the 3.500 depositors are
mill operatives, whose savings of i life
time were behind the bank's doors.
Tenants of Irving Building Vic
tims on Every Floor.
Burelars entered the bring E
>To. 2 Hudson street, some time between
Sunday night and yesterday morning.
and robbed several firms. The bo I |
i? an eleven story stractnre and it was
said the thieves visited every floor.
At headquarters last night it was ad
mitted that two detectives were working
on the case, and it was said that
there had been several robberies, but
neither the police at headquarters nor
at the Leonard street station would give
Machinist, Whose Arrest Preyed
on Mind. Hangs Himself.
Overcome by the humiliation he felt
over what he asserted was a false ar
rest, Patrick Gaffney, fifty-three years
old. a machinist, hanged himself last
night, at his home, at No. 223 Alex
ander avenue. The Bronx.
The arrest took place a week ago.
Sunday, and was made on the complaint
of Robson Duncan, of No. ITS Willis
avenue, who charged that Gaffney had
struck him and knocked several teeth
out of his jaw. When Gaftney was ar
raigned before Magistrate Freschi in
Morrisania court, after spending ■ night
in a cell, he was discharged.
Up to that time Gaffney. it is said,
had never missed a day's work. He did
not go bach to work and began drink
ing heavily. Last night when his two
daughters, Marion and Alice, left th«
house for a walk. He went into the
kitchen, procured a wash line and, lock
ing himself in the bathroom, hanged
Shortly after 8 o'clock, John Burns,
who boarded at the house, discovered
the bod;.' He .-ailed Patrolman Resran.
of the Alexander avenue station, who
sent for an ambulance from the Lincoln
Hospital. Dr. Dunlap, who responded.
cut the man down .md pronounced Mag
dead from strangulation
Negro Soldiers Fatally Shot in a
Fight in a Hotel.
Pine Camp. N V . Aug. CS-— Private Tur
ner, of Company B. 24th Regiment, and
Corporal Jones, of Company C, were shot
and Instantly killed In a Dghi to-alghl in
the ballroom of the Freeman House, at
Great Bend, a hamlet near Pine Camp,
where both soldiers were stationed. The
dead men are iicsrnes.
Private SfcGee, of Troop L. 10th Cavalry,
ran from the ballroom after the shooting,
and officers are searching for him.
Young Mans Affection Not Returned.
He Kills Himself with Gas.
Philadelphia, Aug. ».— Because his love
for a young woman was unrequited, t: a
said, George P. Frazler. eighteen years eM,
formerly of Diamond Springs. Va.. com
mitted suicide at his boarding place her*
to-day by inhaling illuminating gas. He
was found by his room mate with a tube*
in his mouth, the other end of which wa*
attached to an open gas Jet.
Ex-President Discusses Conser
vation at Length, but Avoids
Deplores Fact That There I*
Neutral Ground Between
National and State
[By T^fjrapk to I** TrTiwr.e. I
Denver. Aug. 20.— Denver gave Theo
dore Roosevelt a remarkable welcome
to-day, remarkable In the size of crowds
which came to see and hear him. re
markable in the enthusiasm displayed
on each of numerous occasions when
such ■ display was timely, but chiefly
remarkable for the introductions made
by Governor Shafroth and Mayor Speer.
Probably never before has an ex-Presi
dent been introduced to an audience ai
such enthusiastic terms by two public
officials of the opposite party.
"Most of. the members of your party
and a srreat many Democrats here never
will be satisfied until they see you at
the helm of this great nation again." de
clared Mayor Spe«>r. as he concluded hi*
brief but enthusiastic introduction, a-"i
his remarks were greeted by the heart
iest applause. It was in Denver's beau
tiful auditorium, where an audience u£
twelve thousand persons had gathered
to hear the former President address the
members of the Colorado Livestock As
sociation. The vast edifice was flliect
by 2 o'clock, despite dM fact dial Mr.
Roosevelt was not scheduled to arriv«
until 2:30, and by the latter hour it was
necessary to turn away thousands.
Governor Shafroth made the first in
troduction of Colonel Roosevelt, =ayinsr
that the three essentials of a srreat man
are nonesty. courage and perseverance.
As typical respectively of these ----^
■virtues in American esteem the Gov
ernor cited Lincoln and Jackson and
Cleveland, but he declared that ex-
President Roosevelt, whom he described.
as "the foremost citizen of the world."
combined these three trnit3 more mark
eaiy and more clearly than any other
man hi the world.
Mentioned for 1912.
Mayor Speer folio-wed the Governor,
declaring that "a call to arms or to a.
political battle from you will appeal to
the West as will a call from no other
man." He added: "You criticise that
good may foiled, but you refuse ■■>
muckrake for effect. Tour energy and
your courage have made your opponents
wonder what you will --•»"•. May your
life be spared to accomplish the great
work you are destined to perform"* and
a moment later he uttered the words
- --• . . led.
Throughout Mr. Roosevelt's speech Ma
words were heeded with almost breath
less interest, but while he declared that
he felt deeply touched by his reception,
and asserted in eloquent terms his love
o: the West, and particularly of this
city and state, the declaration of the
Mayor was passed unheeded, as was ' ■*
occasional shout ■■:' the man in the
crowd that Mr. Roosevelt must be the
nominee <n I '-"U2.
Interesting local politics was played
at the meeting of the Livestock As
sociation in the Auditorium to which*
Mr Roosevelt was an innocent party.
When Governor .-■■■- who >■ th»
leader of the Progressive Democrats.,
and who called the Legislature in spe
cial session to pass the initiative and
referendum, direct primary and recall
legislation, had finished his introduction
of Colonel Roosevelt it was expected
that the ex-President would befrta
speaking at once, but to the amazement:
of the local politicians the chairman,
then turned and called on Mayor Spear
to make a further introduction.
The Mayor, who controls the conserva
tive Democrats in the House who are op
posing the Shafroth policies, then pro
ceeded to take all th- wind out of *•
' Governor's sails by - "-" so far as to»
1 make the declaration regarding W2
above recorded. The adherents of the*
Governor are wild with Indication this
ever:- and declare they are the victims
of a : ' "" ' -
Colonel Roosevelt's remarks to ■ha
! Legislature aroused considerable sur
prise and raised the question as - to
whether the ex- President purposed. In.
the near future, to advocate "the recall*"
as • plied to the Supreme Court of >■
United States, although most of '•'"•
Roosevelt's friends hardly believe r.»
will co to that length; but there are
, ■-. who think he will, and locally it is
asked to what end was " M ex-Presidenc
speaking if it was not hia purpose to
imply some such remedy as is afforded
by the recalL
Guggenheim Cordially Welcomed.
With Senator Guggenheim, whom h*
had welcomed most cordially, behind
him. with James R. Garfteld and ford
Pinchot sitting in the front row on the
stasre. Colonel Roosevelt discussed con
servation, and very clearly defined hia
views, but his address was wholly fre?»
from personalities and it would require
a stretch of the Imagination to read
into his words ■■ direct reference to
the recent controversy which resulted
in Mr Pinehot's dismissal and involved
the former Secretary of the Interior ia
a serious conflict with Ohio's foremost
Mr. Roosevelt expressed in unmistak
able terms his opposition to trusting to
state control of water power sites, ar
guing that such control would prova
wholly inadequate, that even to-day
state government ia proving inadequate
in the states in which are loi-ated tha
proposed White Mountain and Appa
lachian forest reserves.
Speaking of the argument that the
government should not undertake irri
gation work where the work could he
equally as well performed by privata
capital. Mr. Roosevelt insisted that tha
argument was insincere, and. referring
to the treatment el that portion of tha
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