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tets international Aviation Meet
I to Earth and Does Things.
'Son of Financier Takes Com
| plete Charge and Starts Work
of Subscribers' Committee.
When *h? final history of America's
< c . international aviation contest is
written it Is more than probable That
I t v, P name of Allan A. Ryan, democratic
«.,,„ o f Thomas F. Ryan, the ■■*•'' known
financier, will lead all the rest— that is,
all the rest of those men who during
•x international meet remain on the
i p-ound. For upon Allan A. Ryan now
!! r ,-ct« -V responsibility for the meet's
! j;,, orf .ss and. fudging by the business
penius displayed by him for one week
before obtaining yesterday full author
ity to proceed to victory, the chances
that the >how will he other than suc
cessful now seem dim and haggard.
The pleasing phase of Mr. Ryan's'
present power is that it came to him
,'ow in complete control of international
aero meet.
rropyricM. Un<Jcrwev«l & Tnflenvoot!.)
as the reward of merit. The other
members of the subscribers' committee
of the Aero Club of America, supposedly
having th. matter In hand, have seemed
ir'lined to vkw their position as orna
Until Mr Ryan set his teeth a few
di>s nco this attitude pointed to cm
bar'-asfine possibilities.
Lanrcnto L,. Gill^spie. chairman of
the committee, balked a*great deal about
how anxious all th«> foreign aviators
Vl-~' to come to America, in the face of
cable messages indicating that the Eu
ropean fliers were joyously promising
each other not to come here for various
reasons. Mr. Gillespie prepared also
to z" away. Incidentally to be married.
Dot to return until the show was over.
Andrew Freedman went somewhere
among some mountains, not to return
lentil . ■ '• • • r -7.
Philip T. r'"dc- is touring Europe—
r< m indefinite.
jiavp H. llorrta if at Bar Harbor, Me-,
I • • ins the kren air of that
r ■ ■ ed coast.
Thes« men and Allan A. Ryan com
pose the subscribers' committee.
It should also be noted that C. F.
Bishop, president of the Aero Club of
America, who appointed the above com
mittee, has been In Europe for six
months, and is not expected here for at
least three ■weeks.
The international aviation contest
c ther was goinjr to be run by nobody
■ somebody would have to run it. There
,"«<] n<>t sy-em to be any chance for mis
idTstandinc on this point, and yet no
le in authority seemed to be worry
i ie that this was true.
Headquarters for the international
aviation meet were first said to be at
>'<• 11' East 42d street, in a back room.
T'.ierc -.vere rumors of a $17-».000 fund
-I«ut ••.. headquarters had no tele
ptv.n*. It was explain*-*! that no mem
ber of th.- committee wished to risK
picning for the phone until the
*' und was opened up."
This stau of affairs continued until ■
vefk aso at a meeting of two or three
r.■ in the once .if \V. \v. Nil^s. attor
- ■->• f<»r the Aero Corporation. Limited,
: N>.. 11 Wall street.
Allan A. Ryan was there.
■Then are we at?" Is the way that
\r. Ryan asked for definite Information.
c was t-"0d tlioy ■i re nowhere.
"Who's doing this thing. anyway?" was
Some people can afford to specu
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or tb«
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tr.d much valuable time will
be saved for sightseeing.
Mr. Ryan's next query, a little petu
lantly put.
He was assured that nobody in author
ity was doing anything, except talking.
"Well, by George!" said Mr. Ryan,
"we'll have some offices, an^-ay. We'll'
have offices, even if we don't have a
meet. Believe me."
Mr. Ryan was afterward described as
being "on his ear." He rented four
large rooms on the eleventh floor of the
Fifth Avenue Building. He put a corps
of telephone girls, office boys, bookkeep
ers and stenographers in them. Also ex-
I pensive rugs, costly furniture and a tele
phone at each desk. He called in some
men to sit at the highly polished tables
and sent for artists to decorate the
walls. He employed engineers to draw
Plans for the equipment of Belmont
Park for -the world's greatest flying
The change required to pay these
I trifling bills Mr. Ryan advanced from
his lower right waistcoat pocket.
There was a meeting of a few men at
the office of W. W. Xil es yesterday, and
Mr. Ryan presented a written statement
: of the thousand and one things neces
sary to be done, according to his point
of view, before the expiration of sixty
days. These things would be done, said
the memorandum, provided Mr. Ryan
was placed in complete charge.
And that is why the future seems
bright with sunshine to persons inter
ested in America having a fine interna
tional meet, because Mr. Ryan will not
j be hampered henceforth, and in future
work by the committee will at least
equal conversation.
I Accident to Frisbee's Biplane
Forced Return by Auto.
Garden City. Long: Island. Aug. 31 -Wind
j prevented a flight at the aerodrome here to
j night, but a number of interesting tests
were held this morning, one of which had
a humorous ending.
"Tod" Schreiver started for a 'cross
i country flight shortly after 5 o'clock. After
passing the Meadow Brook Club he decided
| to make a landing near the Motor Park
way, and then return. In landing the wheels
buckled, and Schreiver telephoned for aid.
J. J. Krisbee literally" flew to the relief of
Schreiver with an extra set of wheels.
When near the Meadow Brook Club the tail
lof Frisber's biplane came off and Fri.sbee
made a auick landing by means of the aero
A raisins* automobile then took the
wheels to Schrtiver, who quickly went into
the air and made a good return, while
Frisbee was compelled to return in an auto
Joe Seymour made a pood early morning
Bight, while Walter 1... Fairohild and Harry
Harkness each had their monoplanes out
I for trial spins.
First Flight at Harvard-Boston
Meet Disastrous.
Boston. Aug. 31. — A wreck was the re
sult of the first attempted flight made in
connection with the coming Harvard Bos
ton aviation meet at Atlantic to-day,
when the Plitzner monoplane, operated by-
Horace K. Kearney, fell from a height of
twenty-five feet. The machine was badly
damaged, but the aviator was not injured.
It Is understood that Kearney may be
barred from making further fights. inas
much as it is alleged that the aviator
made his flight without permission of
Charles J. Glidden, manager of the meet.
Kearney at the time of the accident was
operating his flyer at a height of about
twenty-five feet. He had palled up and
down the course a few times and was ris
ing, when a- sudden breeze caught the plane
and tipped the machine almost on end.
Before Kearney could control himself the
machine dived to the ground. It was so
badly damaged that ten days will prob
ably be necessary in which to make re
Aviator Fails to Get Injunction Against
Glenn H. Curtiss.
Charles K. Hamilton didn't pet his pre
liminary injunction against Glenn H. Cur
tiss to check the latter from interfering
with Hamilton's contracts. Hamilton and
Curtiss are flying-men, or aviators, and
have been fussing because of a contract
which Curtiss says holds Hamilton down to
doing stunts for Curtiss. Hamilton declar
ing that the contract doesn't hold any more.
Judge I^acombe denied Hamilton's peti
tion yesterday in the United States Circuit
Court. The aviator was not there to hear
the decision. He was speeding by way of
an ordinary Bleeping car to Sacramento.
CaL. to keep a contract to fly th«ire from
September 5 to 15, at $1,500 a day, or $15,000
in all.
just before starting he was served with
a subpoena in a suit brought by Curtiss.
That didn't stop the man who flew to Phil
adelphia and back, with a break in the
lourne) in the Jersey meadows. He tucked
the oaper in his coat and kept right on for
the West.
Official Figures Show That Aeronaut
Reached Height of 7,054 Feet.
Paris Auk. 31.-Leon Morane. the French
aeronaut, reached a height of *»""*«*;
( r 7054 feet in his monoplane flight last
Monday, according to the official figures
riven out to-day. This is a worlds rec
ord eclipsing the mark set by J. Armstrong
D-exel the American aeronaut, at Lanark,
Scotland, on August 12. Drexel rose Ob
ject. .
No Agreement Yet as to How
They Shall Be Appointed.
The Municipal Civil Service Commission
met yesterday to decide whether or not the
probation officers for the new criminal
courts of inferior jurisdiction be named by
the lodges of the courts or through Civil
Service competitive examination. The mem
bers of the. commission, with President
John C. McGuire. heard many speakers, but
ad.iourmd without giving any decision.
If the municipal commission votes for ex
emption their action will so for review to
the State Civil Service Commission.
Justice . ;.. Bted. of the Children's Court,
spoke In favor of giving the right of ap
pointment ... the magistrates, saying that
good probation officers could not be secured
through scholastic tests. He said Corpora
tion Counsel Watson also held this view.
Chief Magistrate McAdoo told the com
mission* that at ■ meeting of the Board
of City Ma;;i<=trat<-s the majority had been
in favor of makinj? the probation officers
take Civil Service examinations, but had
voted in favor of letting the chief niapls
'..•it. appoint the chief probation officer.
Chief Magistrate Kenipner, of Brooklyn.
-=aid ho was in favor of the same arrange
ment- He pointed out that the thins post
necessary now Is quick action, so the pro
bation officers can be secured as soon as
Miss Maud Minor, of the Women's Proba
lion Association, .-aid that the members
.."that body were in favor of Civil Service
• x-innnations. i >t»»« l speakers were It. Or
i- I e%vis. of the Prison Association;
? Fio?n-v Derood • " f the < 3vil Service lle-
J»rm As«o'-lat!on; Y'hl«f O*rk Frank Smith;
V he ."vurt of Special Sessions: Father
„,'; a Mrookyn , -riVst: Dr. McKenr.a. of
.7 "V Vincent de Paul Society: Dr. Hast
&£. H llarte of the Sage Foundation; Dr.
1 "&rl« ifJrnsteln .Miss Lillian Wall, of
* Nurses' Association. President McGuire
and Assemblyman Mohr.
(Copyright, 1907. Underwood &. Underwood.)
No Action Taken by Bar Associ
ation at Chattanooga.
Woodrow Wilson Says Business
Conditions Have Created
New Type of Lawyer.
Chattanooga, Term., Aug. 31 —lawyers
attending the meeting of the American Bar
Association here wore astonished at the
publication of the report that sensational
charges had been preferred in the associa
tion against Joseph M. Choate, of New
York, former Ambassador to Great Britain.
Al: agree that the charges have been
male at least twice before in meetings of
the association, but most of the delegates
were unaware that they had been presented
at to-day's session.
George W. Ch.imlee. of Tennessee, on the
floor of the convention to-day announces
that be had a petition to offer. President
Übbey replied that :h«- petition would be
received. This petition, which was received
■without being; rt-ad in the convention, con
tained the charpes against Mr. Choate, pre
pared by James R. Watts, of New York
The charges have not been presented to
the grievance committee, which has hnd no
meeting here. The only two members of the
committee present have beard nothing of
the alleged charges. The members present
are Frederick Lehmaun, of St. Louis, and
George R. Peck, of Chicago.
President Libhey was asked to-night for
a statement in regard to th€ matter. JU'
"There Is n<> reason for nay discussing
this affair, a? there is no such question be
fore the association."
Had the charges been referred to the
grievance committee n<> action could be
taken within a year.
The charges allege that Mr. Choate "has
violated the confidence of his clients. James
R. Watts and wife; that he has violated
the canons and ethtcs of the American Bar
Association, has be-n jruilty of divers and
many offences, in violation of good morals,
fair dealings and has brought dishonor ami
disgrace upon the American Bar Associa
tion of the United Stales of America."
They have to do with certain litigation
intrusted to Mr. Choate and his associates
in the firm of Evarts. Cboate & Beaman,
of New York City, and In an associate
partnership with TreadweU Cleveland.
In a speech before tne association to
night Woodrow Wilson, of Princeton Uni
versity, said in part:
! wish to sa. a k<>ou d*al about our pres
ent struggle for law. society is looking
itf-elf over in our nay from lop \» bottom,
is making irtsh and critical analysis of its
very elements in questioning its oldesi
practices as freely as its newest, scruti
nizing every arrangement and motive ot
its lit-, and stands reatij to attempt !io;n
ing less ttuui a radical reconstruction,
which only nan!; and honest counsels ami
the fores of generous co-operation can
bold back fi-m becoming a revolution.
Constitutional lawyers have fallen into
tho background. We have relegated them
to the Supreme Court, without asking our
selves when we ar»- to ninl Uiem when
vacancies occur in that great tribunal. A
n*w type of lawyer has been created, and
that new type has come to be the prevail
ing type Lawyers have boon sucked into
the maelstrom of the new business system
of the country- , . . .
Corporations do not do wrong. Indtvid
■als do wrung the Individuals who direct
and use them for selfish and illegitimate
purposes, t<> tho injury or society and the
ierious curtailment of private rights. 1
n-gard the corporation rs Indisuensible to
modern business enterprise. I am not
lealous of its size or might, if you will
hut abandon at the right points the fatu
ous antiquated and quite unnecessary nc
ti.n which treats it as a legal person
in respect of the responsibility which the
law Imposes iii order to protect society
itself in order to protect men and com
munities against wrongs which are not
bleaches of contract but offences against
the public interest, the common welfare, it
is imperative that we should regard cor
porations hs merely groups of Individuals.
fiom which it may. perhaps, be harder to
i.lck out particular persons for punish
ment than it is to pick them out of the
reneral body ot unassodated men. but
from Which it is nevertheless possible to
pfcK th-m out— possible not only, but ab
solutely necessary If business Is ever again
to be moralized.
The Bar Association to-day adopted the
report of the committee on uniform state
laws, approved the dm ft of the transfer of
stock act adopted the bill of lading act and
recommended these acts to the various
states for enactment into laws. The report
of the committee on commercial law was
received and its various recommendations
were concurred in.
Stockbridge. Mass.. Aug. 31.-Joseph H.
Choate declined to-day to comment on
the charges preferred apainst him by James
K. Watts before the American Bnr Asso
ciation meeting.
■•I have nothing to say," said Mr. Choate
when the report of Mr. Watts'S action was
,cad to him. "I shall have nothing to say.
either, until I hear from the American Far
Court Officer, Fifty Years on Force,
May Demand Retirement.
Among the hundred-odd policemen now
doing duty In police courts who received
orders yesterday transferring them to
•pounding the pave" in various prelims
was George T. Twine, who has b?en
on the force for fifty years and who Is now
in the Tombs police court. Twine, who is
seventy-two years old. was appointed in
ISee, did duty during the draft riots of the
war period and war- one or the policemen
who suppressed the Orange rioters in HI
and 1871.
•I've done irty-four solid years of pa
trol duty." said Twin.- yesterday, "and for
the 1 Si sixteen yen- I've been doing police
court duty. I have ten stripes, and even
though l "ere nt to .3o patrol duty I'd be
ashamed to walk the. streets with ten
stripes on my sleeves. If this order isn't
revoked I'll put in an application for re
tirement-" •
Goes to Brooklyn with Mrs.
Henderson and Close Friends.
Wedding Supper at Waldorf in
Evening, Preceding Departure
of Couple for Montana.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Augustus Heinze sat at
the head of the table at a wedding supper
in the Waldorf last night. This preceded
their departure to-day In a private car for
Butte, Mont., where Mr. Heinze is going
to labor to put the Davis-Daly copper min
ing property on a substantial footing.
When he has done that he and his wife
are going to Europe, touching this city on
the way. Of course there was a wedding,
preceding the supper.
l>ate in the afternoon a large automobile
crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, among many
other big enrs, bowled along In the bor
ough at the other side, until the Jefferson
Arms, at No. 3-4 Jefferson avenue, was
reached. There Mr. Heinze and Mrs.
Bernice Golden Henderson got out, fol
lowed by Carlos Warfield, and with haste
they plunged out of sight. Members of the
family of Mr. Heinze came immediately
afterward. The Rev. H. A. Handel, an
Episcopal clergyman and a chaplain in
the Fire Department, met the wedding
pnrty, and in a short time Mr. and Mrs.
Heinze appeared, again followed by Mr.
Warfield. There was no rice and no slip
per hurtled In the air.
The wedding supper was served in the
state apartment in the Waldorf at 8 o'clock
last evening. The decorations were palms
and lilies, and they were there in profu
sion. In addition to Mr. and Mrs. War
field, the former, It was learned, being the
best man at the wedding, there were pres
ent the Rev. Mr. Handel, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur P. Heinze, Mr. and Mrs. Otto C.
Heinze. Mr. and Mrs. George Potter, Mrs.
Stanley Gifford. ML M. Joyce and H. A.
Mr. Heinze and hlf friends, who are also
interested in his mining ventures and fig
ure on the boards of directors, were secre
tive regarding everything connected with
the wedding excepting the ceremony and
the supper. Whether they feared the inter
ference of Mrs. Lillian Hobart French, who
ban threatened to make trouble, or whether
there was some apprehension of a summons
whlcb would keep the newly married couple
In the city, not one of the usually talk
ative friends would say.
Mr. Warfield, although of Butte. Mont.,
bas been in this city ever since the first
threats of federal prosecution were heard,
and that was immediately after the finan
cial flurry of 1907-' OS. Mr. Joyce was one
of the ex-copper king's close friends, and
ii)a<i<- the rirst complaint that led to the.
Investigation of loans made on Heinze
stock at the Windsor Trust Company.
Before Mr. Heinze went to Kurope, about
tv. o months ago. there was not even a
n;nior that he was engaged to be married.
He went abroad to put iiis copper interests
at ease In London am! Holland, and re
turned with stories of hope and promise.
The report of his engagement to Mrs. Hen
derson followed almost immediately after
his return.
Rival Company Enters Transit
and Lighting Fields.
All Staten Island was happy yesterday
with promises of a better, quicker and
more frequent ferry service between Tot
tenville and Perth Amboy, a trolley service
between Tottenville and Port Richmond
and better electric lighting facilities than
at present. All these things are objective
points toward which Staten Island has been
aiming fur many years.
The Public Service Corporation of New
Jersey took title yeste day to five acres of
land at Tottenville, part of the Edward
Acker estate, and has practically closed
negotiations for an adjoining ten-acre
tm<. t. The officials stated at the same tim«
that the sale of the property was an
nounced that they would build two ferry
houses on the tract at Tottenville and that
they would establish a ferry service be
tween that point and Perth Amboy.
The corporation also stated that on a
U,GOO-foot tract of land at Perth Amboy
which has been purchased as a terminus
for their ferry service an electric light
power house, to cost $1,000,000, will be erect
ed, to manufacture electric light and power
for points in Staten Island and Perth
The Staten iEland Rapid Transit Com
pany, which has heretofore held control of
all transit facilities on the Island, has
steadfastly refused to improve the ferry
service between Tottenville and Perth Am
boy, and has likewise declined to build a
trolley road between that point and Port
Richmond. Now that the Public Service
Corporation has entered the field, it is ex
pected that conditions for the travelling
public will be greatly improved.
It is said that work on the new ferry
terminals will begin at once, that the site
for the $],000,000 electric plant has already
been surveyed, and that work will be
started on the foundations within the next
few days.
One Boy Killed, Three Hurt, When
Platform Breaks.
Philadelphia, Aug. 31.— boy was killed
and three others were seriously injured to
day when they attempted to imitate the
Swiss Family Robinson and build a cabin
in a tree forty feet above the ground.
William Crawford, nine years old; Arthur
Clyiner, fourteen; Edward Clymer, twelve.
and Harry s-h- etse, fifteen, were dancing
for joy at the completion of the platform
on which the house was to be erected,
when tie nails gave way and all lour
Clashed through the branches to the
ground Crawford was found lying dead,
with a fractured skull, and the others were
all suffering from injured arms and heads
and probabla Internal Injuries.
Five Legislative Acts Go on
Statute Books To-day.
Inferior Courts, Private Bank 9,
Automobiles and Employers'
Liability the Others.
' While newspaper men are not usually
prominent before the police courts, it is a
fact that they were among the first to ap
\\y for the identification cards l3sued by
the Police Department, under the new in
ferior criminal courts law, to cave offend
ers against city ordinances from arrest.
The new law goes Into effect to-uay, but
the identification cards have not been
Issued yet, as the magistrates have not
supplied the police with the summonses
which are to be served on offenders when
they are found violating the ordinances.
The inferior courts law 'is only one of five
new pieces of state legislation which go
into effect to-day. The others are the act
for licensing private banks, the employers'
liability and workmen's compensation act.
the Callan automobile law and the law put
ting an end to oral betting.
The new arrangements in the police
courts will go Into effect to-day, and Mag
istrate Cornell will preside over the do
mestic relations court at the Yorkville
court building. Every police court will
present a changed appearance. The bridge
has gone to the ecrap heap, and in the
future litigants in the police courts will
appear before the magistrate with or with
out counsel. Just as they do in other courts,
and not in a crowd on the bridge. wher.e it
Is difficult to distinguish who is the ac
cused, who the accuser and who the
Another change In the police courts which
will be apparent in a few days will be the
presence of civilian court attendants in
stead of the police. For the present, how
ever, some of the policemen will remain at
the courts until a sufficient number of ap
plicants have passed the Civil Service ex
amination to obtain places as attendants.
The Court of Special Sessions is In a
peculiar situation. No attendants have yet
been appointed, and rt is a question who
will bring prisoners before the court and
take th«>m back to the Tombs when they
are condemned to so there. The arrange
ment with Police Commissioner Baker to
continue some of his men on duty at the
police courts does not apply to Special
Sessions. It Is expected, however, that the
Commissioner of Corrections. Mr. Whitney,
will allow the keepers of the Tombs to
bring the prisoners before the courts, and
that the process servers will b ? enlisted to
maintain order in the court.
Courts for Men and Women.
The separate night courts for m<-n and
women will go into operation to-night.
Magistrate Barlow will preside at the
women's night court. In Jefferson Market
while Magistrate Appleton will be the first
to sit in the men's night court, at
\llle. ,_ . .
Lieutenant William 11 Ward, the head
of the new Identification bureau estab
lished under the Inferior criminal courts
act. has been very busy with three
men and a stenographer preparing identi
fication cards in the last few day* The
new bureau has experienced conslderab c
trouble in getting people to send in their
applications In due form.
Some have been sent back two or three
times, and many send in large photo
graphs while others Bend in a photograph
pasted on a postal card, which is too stiff |
for sticking on the identification card.
Only residents of New York State can
get such cards, anri It is not necessary
that the persons vouching for the appli
cant should have employed him Appli
cants who have been convicted of Blight
infractions of ordinances seem to think
they *do not constitute a crime, while
others who have been arrested and con
victed seem to think they have never been
arrested at all.
The employers' liability and workmen's
compensation act has caused a rush to tie
dispensers of employers' liability insur
ance. One company has found it neces
sary to establish a course of lectures for
Us agents on this law, and the attorneys
place a vastly different interpretation on
the law from that which it apparently was
the intention of the legislators to pas*.
The drafting of the law makes It appli
cable to portions, at least, of every indus
try in the Bt;rte. although it was intended
to apply only to dangerous occupations
and to those which did not compete with
other states, such as building, tunnelling,
railways and electric installations.
The reading of the act is such, however,
that any industry carried on in a build
ing which contains an elevator or an elec
tric light plant is subject to the provisions
of the law.
Law Applies to Brokers.
The law to license private banking In
stitutions is also causing some commotion
in the business world. Allen P. Hallett,
deputy in charge of the New York branch
of the State Controller's office, said yes
terday that the department was giving the
law s broad interpretation.
"Wo consider that it applies to brok
ers as well as to ordinary private bankers.
A customer hands his money to a broker
to buy stock for him, and until his stocks
are purchased that money is on deposit.
Most of the New York Stock Exchange
houses have claimed exemption under the
clause which provides that when the aver
age deposit Is over $500 the necessity for a
license shall not apply.
"As most of the Stock Exchange houses
take orders for hundred-share lots and
the amount deposited for such lots is at
least $1,000. most of them are. exempt. The
Consolidated and curb brokers will, as a ;
rule, come under the law. It Is probable,
however, that some of them will take an :
appeal to the courts.
"Some of the larger private hanking in
stitutions have claimed exemption under
Clause 5. which provides that such an
institution can deposit with the State Con
troller a bond or securities In the sum of
$1,000,000 in a city of over a million people.
The objection of these firms is to the quar
terly statement of assets and liabilities
provided for under the new law."
Applications for licenses are being sent
tUrect to Albany, where a license bureau
is established In the Controller's depart
ment. All applications mußt be posted by
Friday of this week if the applicants ex
pect to obtain licenses by September 16.
In the mean time no applicant who is al
ready In business will be disturbed.
Judge Lacombe, in the United States
Circuit Court, yesterday denied the appli
cations of Morris Engel and Samuel Ko- ,
han for an Injunction to prevent the At
torney General and other state officials
from enforcing the now law. The court
held that the law was constitutional and j
the provisions thereof reasonable.
The Callan law providing for the li
censing of automobile drivers In the state
also goes Into effect to-day, and from
this date forward any person found driv
ing an automobile without the necessary
license, obtained after an examination,
will be prosecuted. The law also provides
for its stricter application to offenders
against the speed provisions.
The fifth law to go into force to-day is
that which puts the final touch to the
anti-betting law. Under the new act even
or;il betting on races and other sporting
events is prohibited.
The Public Service Commission. 2d Dis
tiict, will assume jurisdiction to-day over
the •peratlona of telephone and telegraph
1 companies in tills state. v ,^
that she didn't think it worth whll* to
live after makinsr a failure of her liter
ary work, could be adduced as a mo
tive. When it was suggested that som«
love affair mi^ht have been the cause,
she emphatically denied it. it -was said-
Miss Grace Filch, as the sister Is
known on the .-tap--, was also strong In
h«r denial yesterday that her sister had
been prompted to shoot herself on ac
count of any sentimental entanglement.
She denied further that her sister had
ever been annoyed by th« improper at
tentions •>:' men. as the wounded girl
suggested in a note which she wrote to
her sister Grace.
"We all knew," she .said, "that Vera
had suffered many bitter disappoint
ments over her failure at literary s«uc
coss in New York. It made her despon
dent at times. She had been encouraged*
ir; her work in the West, and she could
not understand why the editors hers
would not accept her writings. She had
never had a serious love affair, and I
never heard her complain of the disre
spect of any men she had met here."
Even Chance for Life, Doctors
Say, if Crisis Is Passed.
Literary Failure, Not Love Af
fair, Cause of Attempt to Die
— Sister Makes Statement.
Vera Fitch, the young California wom
an, who s ir. the Flower Hospital In a
dangero:;a condition as a result of her
attempt to take her own life by shootin::
herself at the. Hotel Astor on Monday
nitrht. persistently refused to admit h^r
identity to the hospital authorities until
her mother, Mrs. Henry B. Fitch. <
Oakland, Cal., and her sister. Mrs. Roy
W. Conger, who Is known on the stase
as Grace Fitch, visited her at the hos
pital late yesterday afternoon.
Her mother and sister remained with
the wounded girl only a few minutes.
They were both heavily veiled and ap
parently deeply affected by the meeting.
Mrs. Fitch was on the verge of collapse,
and had to be assisted into a taxicab
which was waiting for them.
The actress sister avoided all Inquiries
at the hospital as to her sister's condi
tion, and hurried her mother into the
cab with the assistance of a woman said
to be Mrs. Blanche Caryll, a friend of
the wounded girl, to whom she had writ
ten a letter when sh^ Intended to kill
herself. It was evidf-nt that the hospi
tal physicians had not be. n able to re
assure h^r relatives in regard to the
girl's chances for recovery-
Cool to Mother and Sister.
The hospital attendants said after
ward the patient h;i<l appears! cool in
her manner toward her sister when thp
threo women were taken to her beside.
It was known that the sisters had had
some differences of opinion in family
matters. Miss Fitch was particularly
affectionate In her greeting to her friend
Mrs. Caryll. Jt was sa)(J -
She seemed cheered by the visit, how
ever, and for the first time since sh* has
been In the hospital, expressed a desire
to live to one of the physicians.
The appearance of the three women
cleared any mystery as to the girl's iden
tity, and relieved the hospital authorities
of anxiety in that direction. Th» girl
was previously Identified by her broth
er-in-law, Roy W. Conger, said to be a
nephew of the late Edwin H. Conger,
formerly Minister to China, but the au
thorities were somewhat skeptical until
the mother and sister appeared.
The sister positively denied any re
lationship to the wounded girl until Mr.
Conger had visited the hospital Tues
day night. She said yesterday that she
felt Justified in her denials after her
sister shot herself, as she was a young
girl and she wished to protect her.
Not Engaged, Sullivan Said.
William L. Sullivan, of Cranford. N.
J., who was the first person to inquire
at the hospital for Miss Fitch, called at
the hospital yesterday and saw her for
a few minutes. Mr. Sullivan denied the
report that he and Vera Fitch had been
Dr. Hughes, house physician at the
hospital, said last night that his patient
had passed a fairly comfortable day
and was resting easily. He said that if
she lived until this evening, when the
crisis would be passed, which comes
thirty-six hours after the .operation, she
would have an even chance for recov
Dr. Hughes said that the wounded
girl had talked to him very little about
herself or the motive for her act. She
seemed to feel that the notes *he had
Higginbotham Investigating ,a.
Strike, When Fight Occurs.
There was a mysterious snooting affair
yesterday at daybreak in the neighborhood
of Wythe avenue and South 3d street,
Wllllamsburs- John Brannagan. a truck
driver, was shot in the right arm. and It
was said that another mar. named Gordon
was either shot or stabbec!, but got away
before a policeman arrived. Th© shooting
was attributed to sugar strikers.
At the time of the shooting Police Mag
istrate E. Gaston Hlgginbotham was in th»
neighborhood. It was .-aid that his presence
was prompted by a desire to investigate
the strike situation. When Brannagan was
shot the magistrate went to his aid and
helped In carrying him to the Eastern Dis
trict Hospital. , .
When the police later made a more thor
ough Investigation of th* affair they
learned that the row 'started In a saloon
near where the shooting: began. It was
caused, It is alleged, by Brannapaa.
who Is a strike breaker. Th«» police ar
rested Conrad Cadell. nineteen years old.
as the assailant. He was held on a chars«
of felonious assault.
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