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CHICAGO RATE HEARING Illinois Centra! Stock Inflation and Manipulation. STOCKHOLDERS' WIMDFALLS Got Large Suras with No Record of More than Passing Fair Dividends. Chicago. Sept. 19. — Stock Inflation acd taaalpulation. designed to turn over to Ftockbeldcrs large sums of money without putting in tbe company"? record any evi dence of more than passing fair dividends, •was th« subject delved into here to-clay by the Interstate Commerce Commission at the continuation of its hearing following the suspension of the general advance of ■jafshl rates of VKaBBVw, lines which had been scheduled to lake effect on Septem ber L The stock manipulation feature of the Inquiry, which aims to bring out what grounds the railroads have for asking the Increase, was suggested by Commissioner Judson C. Clements, and was Immediately taken up by the commission's attorney. Frank L,yon. and John H. atajaat, at Kan sas City. Mo. who appeared for the gen eral shippers' committee, which is fighting the increase. Controller ■. P. r>iau\eit. of th« Illinois Central Railroad, was the wit ness from whom the startling disclosures •which followed were obtained. Big Capital S'.-ck Increase. □aaaaahwl Clements called the wit ness's attention to figures he had furnished on direct examination by the railroad's counsel, W. H. Horton. The commissioner BBjf: •■Ton say. >:• Blauveit. that in i??i your capital stock was 520.000,(*X> on 2,875 miles of road, and IPIO on only about 1.7C0 miles snore It v.a? $:C?,*K).O'JO. Also, that in Mi •the bonded toawMoMaoaa was only SS2.O^X 000. whfle in lno it Sad reached SI76,<NMM. T\->iy SI this?" -TVeil," was the answer, "what would appear tr> be the ♦•xcess went to improve the roadway and to equipment and pur chase at her roads." "And how was th* stock raised for these purposes sold?" continued ibe commission er. "Was It on the open market?" "Pait 't it was. But most of it was sold In the stockholders at par." "Was Bjasoj ev««r declared a stock ■■! tiejld T' "Oh, SB, T'rr BBSS there wasn't. That Vould amount to the same as any other «;iv!dCT.d. you sec. The Illinois Central rtock &ilcs re; 1 resented r< ..1 values, you must see. in dollars and cents." Hero Frank Lytm. for the commission, took a hand in the cross-examination, seek 3r.g to have the witness differentiate be •tvrrrr. piving khoMera ••< stock ■dividend or K'^n^ them sto. k worth am ISac par •t parity. The, controller inMptod There ■nis a vast <ii!T*»rencr. even If the j-esult was th»> same in cash to the stockholders, which 3 '■ admitted. Thi^ riart of the t«*stim"nr opened a new rllFposition "f a onrr>nrat!'>n*'3 stock sad *"omTnlsf=i"n€i T^an*:, ;ificr asking if it waa to male* the aback value approach the cash virtue, ntid belns Infortncd it was not, al lowed Un attornry tf> delve Into the WaT Ftock d"als. "If ynur stock spM at ISO in rpe n mar fcet," *i?ked the attornry. "^nd yoa gave It t<> your stockholders at •«•. what became of • ■ -<• extra W* per c?nt of Jts " '*'" Stockholders Got It. •TTriy. it weiit If> the storJiholder.'' was (^«> answer. •Th*r th" aaahot "f N wa^ jtrar *-"rnr»Tiv »ifi«i«<l to its capital stoclc by letting stork jr» «t par when it needed mnaegr, whes it ro'jld havesnTii lej-t. rtbGk on the <ir>en mar li*>t, satisfied its need and kept the capital Ftock <iet\-n. slvlng less capital to figur* 1 <51-.-W<;n«3s •cp^Ti; Isn't that foT' v.as the 7i«xt cuesli«n. " Controller Ouvrlt was unwfUlns that FHKh an imprfPrion should prevail, ha s«id end he aaaasßsai a: adding: "Suppose we riurni>ed 1UK.040 '"'■■' hi stock on tlio market nt aan .it would atm its value away be |osr par. I consider it n pood business policy to at i aann we <■'■• sure m would brine par. »ti<i k»*r control of the read •wfaer« it -was." I John H. Atwood. of Kansas City. re r r» aaaNasS ■' H *' pr-neral shippers* committee, ■»■».•; anxious Is know, i- paid, how much nf the company's S2S. r ..000.f100 in Btocfcs-attd 3nnds had thus boa Bold at r a r since 1900. "Can you givr me the figur*'?" he asked. The reply «-a.used other attorneys for the shippers haptily to examine the records tlmt ha/! been mihnTti<»<i by the company. Mr k BbbvoM PusriTred. "1 find tl:e sum was ■ paBjSSJ par value." Thai, sold in rmnil dal>p on the market, BT If .. si) could hsvc beeTi poM at Tnarket prices. v.-enfM lia\e amounted to about a third to n half more In addition to that 2".ETire. wouldn't it?" "J <3c>n't know." rer-iied the witnes?. "' think 4 ran help you." answrrd the rittorrif -y. He read from ■ stock and bond mmpirv'f pamphi'"t which quoted the high and low market prices in the period us*' rred a? between 133 and I"4, with an aver se cf shoal 15^- New Line of Questions. After further questioning along the same fine, which brought out no new facts, Com missioner dements :nterr>osed an inquiry •which directed the questioning along a new Bine- of the BBSS to which stock sale aaoaey was put. and the possibility of m *u:tual gains of the company being hidden S^n Jts owning stock and bonds in subsidiary ompanles. The controller answered this i uostior. by insisting that when the parent con>p&::y paid out maintenance costs for übsidiary companies and the subsidiaries «.:d back dividends laMwt returns were not fjroperly sources of income, to be consid red la computing dividends. The commissioner said: "Some of this additional property which jour company avequired was purchased by earr.lris^, wasn't tt?' •It was,** was the reply. , Then. interrupted Mr. I/you«. "does the income include returns from those outside companies ?** "No. certaln'y rot." replied Controller ?Jlauve]t. "Few ci them pay any dividend? •ad Bstnra rereoue is consumed in pay rne.at of aaaesMa on their separate lines, fcad doesn't furnish the parent company Vilh BBS- cxc-«!ts for Income." OSTERMAp TO TESTIFY Will Bo Witness To-day at I. C. . Graft Hearing. Cicapn. S'Tt i?.— lnterest In the Illinois <~e2;Uvl Railroad, car repair fraud case In the Mst^cipai Court centred to-day about the aoaou!io( r»t that Henry C. Oster roar:. prc#ldrßt ol the Ostermann BaWMH i tcrhjß; Company, •?.': probably be i laced cr. tbfc xritn«J!jj rta.!id •o-morrow. < Haar> snesn. said 10 as ana of the principals in Uje BjhSJI r«lct by filch the railroad OSSS> 1-as;-' was defrauded <>f a laige sum, has *>«*t: «iw*.y from Chicago for *-jm«* titne. TTh* arino;::icejnert tliat he ha<J returned »nd would txke the %itr<^«- Man-1 in the Baaaeat saas r::is a turpftee. ■ Ricnau'd Hot ' , formerly j. • .: Inspector a*m>in i b; the railroad r>jti % i>\ir.y, wa» »lie •nly witness exasnhaed at to-day's n^artig o»T oaaapfracaj <ti*xift*. a?*: .;<om ii. Tayior. Frank B. HaiTimajiti* aisil «'harl<-» E. F)«ins;, former Daaaai Central <ifScials. Rnth mm into detail r^canling the *1 2ered ps<l4>rc of car repair ■ bills -r.t tli« ' j»',i- ■ of il.€ Owcrniann fti<turir.n Co:n »*tt>% lie tola- Ihp. courts that. if repair- Bhwsai ha/1 attuully ; been . place.l on «Bj» «a serta^n lasUnee»^lJj©;cftr»i would < have been so overequipped as to have beer useless. Itoth testified that he remained silent in consideration of C 5 weekly which he said was paid him by Oste.rmann. i LANGE LOST $100,000 Says He Was Fleeced by Swin dlers — More "Transmutation." |Br TVleprarh to The Tribunal Scranton. I>nn . Sept. 19.— Dr. Frederick W. Lanfre, professed Alchemist, recovered from his nervous collapse to-day long enough 'o announce that swindlers had fleeced him out of 5100.000. Just how the swindle was worked the physician refuses to disclose, but he denies emphatically that it has . any connection with his alleged discovery of a process for the transmutation of base metals into til ver salts. It is thought, however, that the arrest of ■ D. OK ■ ion, the Philadelphia chemist, on charges of forgery and false pretence in volving $25,000. has some connection with the transmutation process. Gleason was Dr. Lanpe's coworker for several week? previous to the announcement of the dis covery, and there l.as been a persistaiit rumor that tho Philadelphian sold the "se cret" to the physician for $25,000. Gleason was arraigned before Alderman Moir en the I^ange charges to-day, but lie waived -a hearing. Tho alderman held the prisoner in J1 0.500 bail to answer the charges In court, but later consented to his release in custody of a constable. A. O. Granger, said to be a Philadelphia promoter, is. here in the interest of Glea son. Granger Is said to be interested with Gleason in another transmutation process and to be anxious to Ret him free in order to continue the experiments. Granger sug gested to-day that Gleason be allowed to accompany him to New Jersey, where Gleason*s process was to be demonstrated in the presence of another chemist, selected by Granger. The suggestion was not acted upon. ODD FELLOWS IN ATLANTA Hold 86th Annual Meeting at State Capital. Atlanta, Sept. IS.— The eighty-sixth an nual meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was called to order In the Hall of Repre sentatives at the state Capitol to-day. W. I* Kuykendall, grand sire and com mander in chief of the Sovereign Grand Lo<lge, in his annual report said that at the "nd of December la;t the total membership, including subordinate lodge members and sisters of th.- Rebekah lodges, was 1,932,421. Six orders of recent origin, all claiming to recruit their ranks authoritatively from the Odd Fellows, were criticised by the KTand sire. These were the Oriental Order at Humility and Perfection, the Imperial <»rd'r of Muscovites, the Improved Order of Muscovites, the Grand and Noble Order of Buttorbusters. the Ladles* Militant and the Alethen Fraternity. Ti,. prediction that by itH the order will number three million members if it continues its present rale of Increase was made by John B. Goodwin. grand sen tery. Th« 2*#ta anniversary of the order falls in 1919. The grand secretary report «-«) charters Issued during the year to lodges in Panama. Cuba and Newfound land and to an I 111 ailH>BHail in Alberta. ALLEGED MURDERER ARRESTED Charged with Boiling Man in Hoboken —Held at Fall River. "Fall River. tfitT-. Sept. When "Gup" Hattaaa larded from Hie steamer Priscilla. an her arrival from New York to-day, he v.-a: met by a r-olice officer and arrested en «• charge of having murdered his broth c-r-in-la-*- in Hoboken. His arrest fol low^ the receipt by the police of a tele gram describing the alleged murderer. Il« told the police after his arrest that he had quarrelled .with his brother-in-law and that bis wife had advised Mm to go away, but he would make no further state meni. He had a ticket for Boston wnri $3 in cash. The Hoboken police were notified, and it is understood that Mattson will valve eatratfttfoa and return to New Jer s«>y to-night. ' Gu«t^v Mr.ttsnn. a machinist. lived at No. ¥* Clinton street, Hoboken. 1I« Is r:r-<i with having itabhed and billed Frederick Johnson, his brother-in-law, on Saturday night. 11 is said the men became involved in ■ family dispute, which ended when Johnson's throat was out twice. ASKS AID IN SEARCH FOR SON Nyack Police Justice Thinks Boy Went Away with Gypsies. |Xv TeJ^grarb to The Tribune.] Nyack. It V.. Sept. 19— Police Justice Charles Wadsworth. of Booth Nyaek. asked the aid of the New York police authorities to-day In th«» search for his flfteen-year aM son. Edgar W. Wadsworth, who mysteriously disappeared from his homo on Monday. September 12. '• is believed that the boy was lured Cram honn J>y an Indian half-breed who belongs to a band of gypsies that was here until that time. The fellow was always in the company of boys and the disappear ance of Frederick Gent, fourteen years old, is also credited to his influence. PRISONER ACCUSED OF BIGAMY Two Women in Court Say They Were Married to Same Man. Rochester, «Sept. 19.— When John Will iam Heigh was arraigned in police court to-day Gertrude May Hanson, of Utlca, took the stand and testified thai she was married to the prisoner on June 20, 1904. by Father Massey. A child was born of -the union, and Heigh disappeared. Ger trude Bharweta. of Rochester, then took the stand and testified she was married to Heigh on October is. 1906, by the Rev. J. B. Dickinson. One child was born, and Heigh disappeared in August, 1907. Heigh waived examination and was held for the grand jury. REPORT ON LEGGETT ESTATE. The report of Max .1. Koehler as referee to determine the share of Mrs. Bess Leggett in the estate of her hus band, Francis 11. Ixpp; 't, the wholesale grocer, who died imitate on August M, :j«O9. was filed yesterday. The report held that the testator's daughter, who is about fourteen years oid and the sole heir at law. waa entitled to two-thirds of the prop erty Mr. Liggett had onuity amounting to $85,000 in the property at, Na. >>;» Madison avenue, which was his home. and. hi:- en tire real property was valued at $IS2,vjO. Mr*, 1..-^f-->-ti will receive as her dower share 151,491. EX-GOV. M'LANE'S SON KILLED. Boston. Sept. ■ -Charles A. Mcl^ane. a saa of ex-Governor John Mcl*iue of New Hampshire, who was injured yesterday by being thrown from a moving platform at one of the amusement i boos at Revere Beach, died to-day from a hemorrhage of the brain. FRANCE HONORS T. T. WELLS. T. "ileston Wells, president of the Alli ance Fisauslar whs told yesterday through the Consul General and Ambassador «.f Prance that be had baea aecoratad with the UfMjii of Honor by it..- , President of Prance Mr. Wtlle is ■ lawyer at No. 43 Cedar street. J. R. KEENE COMING HOME. r^xington. Ky.. Sept. 19- Vassal K. Km n< . who wns *trick»n with pneumonia, at a hotel Isere two weeks aj;o. left Lexington to-nUht f'»i Itl* home in New York.. H** ha« b«-«n «t Ms CaFtleton stock farm flnce. Tue*<say.' where h« made an inspection of YFW-YomC DAILY TRTBrNE. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER CO. 1010. FAIL 10 CROSS SIIMPLON Chavez and Weymann Make At tempts to Fly ta Milan. DRIVEN BACK BY THE WIND Both Land Safely — Peruvian Aeronuat Reaches Height ,of 7.546 Feet — Other Entries. Brieg. Switzerland, Sept. 19. — Mr. Wey mann, the American, and George Chavez, the Peruvian, attempted the "cross-Alps aeroplane flight to-day despite the unfa vorable weather. Both failed, but not until they had given fine exhibitions of high flying which promised success in fair weather. DurtaC ' • BlgbC a Ptlflf breeze blew In the Simploi, Pass, and the mountain peaks were hidden In dense fu^:. There seemed '.ittle sroapc : that the competition would begin to-da . bat at daylight the wind went down, and though it was still cloudy Chavez and Weymann decided to risk a flight They got av:<y with encouraging cries from iin enorn.^uH crowd that was disap pointed yesterday and feared that bad weather would compel another postpone ment to-day. Chavez was the llrst to leave the start ing ground, a little quadrilateral plateau overlooking the Rhone Valley, and imme diately began to rise in sweeping spirals until he had reached an altitude above the towering mountain wall opposite. Then he (11aa*|H>»ai <irt over the granite shoulder which marks the entrance to the Saltine Gorge. A moment later the watchers at that point saw the monoplane wheel and gradually descend until it alighted on a little grassy slc-pe at the foot of the sheer cliffs. Weymann. who started a few moments after Chcves was on his way, remained in the air only eiplit minutes. He ascended to an altitude of about seventeen hundred feet, where lie encountered a baffling wind. In landing at the bottom of the Rhone Valley he bent a wheel of his biplane. Relating his experience, Chavez said: "My motor was running perfectly, and T was CSC feet above the Pummit of the Sim plon Paps' when the wind forced me to re turn. Never before had I encountered such air currents. My machine was caught in swirling eddies and bobbed like a cork in a torrent, almost throwing me from my scat." rhaif-7 added that the summit of the pass was obscured by heavy clouds, and he de cided to return rather than chance landing further on among the rocks. He announced that he might try again later In the day. Imt the v iml blew strong and prevented further attempts. Official examination of hi? barometer showed that Chavez attained a height of 7.546 feet. This Is within 563 fret of the Peruvian's world's altitude record, which has been officially placed at 5,409 feet The other aeronauts who Intend to try for the 'cross-Atpa prise are Cattaaeo end Paillette. TVeymann use a biplane, the others having monoplanes. The terms of the competition provide that the flight may bo. made any time between to-day and September 2«. The start must be near this point. at the head of the. Rhone Valley, and the flyers must go over the Slroplon Pass and down across T,ak~ Maggiore to Milan. To clear ENmpton Pass it will be necessary to maintain an altitude of some seven thousand feet during the first half hour of the flight. The distance Is sovmty-fiv« miles, and Urea and other signals will point the way. REWARDS FOR AERONAUTS Latham and Brequet to Become Mem bers of Legion of Honor. Paris. Sept. IS.— General Frun, Minister of War. announces that th© aeronauts who took pan in the army manoeuvres will re ,.,,j V p special recompense for their services. Those on the active list will be promoted, while the reserve? 'Latham and Brequet will t>e mad« members of tho Lesion of Honor. R. W. SHERMAN A CANDIDATE Vice President's Brother Seeks a Demo cratic Nomination. Rochester. Sept. 19.— Word was received n local Democratic circles to-day that Richard W. Sherman, of Uttca, brother of Vlee-Prealdent Fhorman. will be a candi date for nomination for State Engineer and B irveyor si the Democratic state Con vention thla month. It was said Mr. Sher man will arrive in the city early with his supporters. Martin Scbenck. of N>tv York .City, a former Ptate Kngineer. will also hf a can didate. It was said. The. same sources nn nounced that William R. Hill, of Albany, who was a candidate for the office in tMtj will not be in the raro tiiis year. WASHINGTON DEMOCRATS MEET. dens Falls. N. V.. Beat. 19.— The Wash inpton < 'ounty Democrats, in convention this a^tornoon at Greenwich, nominated r. t >. Ives. of Esv*iw. for member of As aemblv. Prancis Ganley, of Fort Edward, was elected chairman of the county com mittee to succeed John A. Dix, state chair man. WlnneM A. Huppoch. of Hudson Falls, a wealthy wallpaper manufacturer who If a candidate for State Controller, named the delegates to the state conven tion. PORT JERVIS FAVORS BENNET. IMIS|iS to The Tribune. ) rm; Jerris, N. T.. Sept. 19.— At all the . primaries lu-ld In this city res= ol itfcma were unanimously adopted favor ing the nomination of William S. Bennet foi' Qovernoi. The resolutions recited the fact that Mr. Ben net was born and raised In Port Jervhi and hip career in a source of pride to the. people of his native city. AMEN SEE BLUE SKY New Entries for Aviation Meet Bring Promoters Joy. FRENCH EXPERTS TO FLY Morane, De Lesseps, Aubrun and Simon Will Perform at Belmont Park. Timorous" hopes of «. few weeks apo are dally crystallizing Into fascinating facts for the managers of the international Avia tion Tournament, who smile and smile whenever the subject of the forthcoming contest at Belmont Park is mentioned. The regplt is that the smiles are continu ous, because the subject is always upper most during these crowded closing days of the preliminary arrangements. Since Allan A. Ryan took command things have revolved. Xot a few things have been turned upside down. It is prob able that Kip father, Thomas F. Ryan, will b • more frequently referred to as his father after next month. The manager received a cable message last night from Cortlandt F. Bishop an nouncing that Leon Iforane, Count Jacques de I^esseps, Aubrun and Simon, all French aviators of the highest altitudes, had signed contracts to fly at Belmont Park. This means that six of the greatest fly ing men of France are to be present si the International Aviation Tournament. Alfred 1-e Blanc and Hubert Latham have already been named on the International team, and the addition of Count de Lesseps, Aubrun and Simon gives the American meeting the assurance of the presence of half a dozen of the most difficult aviators to take prizes from that are uytng abroad to-day. The cable message docs not indicate clearly whether Morane will be on the In ternational tpam. It is possible that lie will take part only in the general pro gramme of the tourmanent, but in the mat ter of capturing cash prizes his work will doubtless be specific enough. About two weeks ago Morane rose in his monoplane from Deauvllle, France, to a height of 8.471 feet, eclipsing his own world record of 7,054 feet. In doing so he narrow ly escaped disaster. His motor stopped a mile and a half above sea level, and nearly three-quarters of Morane's descent was al most a direct fall. The aviator became dizzy and nauseated and experienced other pensation6 of a diseagreeable nort. that ho lias since referred to as indescribable. Jn many ways the recent Circuit de l'K't race of 500 miles, from Paris to t! Orman frontier, was the most notable in human flight. A prize of $20,000 was offered to the winner, who proved to be Alfred Le Blanc. Aubrun was second. The next most con spicuous aviator in that notable contest was Henry TVeymann, an American, who will also take part In the J-telmont Park meeting. The race was made up of several stapes, much of the distance being over wild and unknown country. While the high powered Bleriot monoplanes driven by T>*> Blanc and Aubrun covered the distance with com parative ease, the slower machines greatly fatigued their pilots and met with many accidents. I> Blanc and Aubnm much of the time travelled, however, at the rate of sixty miles. They made very careful prepa rations for each stage of the trip. Bach carried a pivoted compass, floating In glyce rine, and a specially prepared map, mounted on rollers so placed in front of the pilot's seat as to be easily seen nnd operated. Large scale ordnance maps were lined, Perhaps L*> Blanc owes something of hi? success to his experience as a balloonist- While flying over the mountainous coun tries, where the ether machines were buf feted about by disturbing air current?, Le Blanc, with th/» keen instinct of the, aero naut, felt out the smoother air lanes by sometimes rising to an altitude of two thousand feet, and in that way escaped many of the disturbing elements that com pelled other? to descend. Le Blanc, will bring with him a 100-Tiorse power Bleriot. backed up by the strongest of determinations to regain this year what. Louis Bleriot lost by the margin of a few seconds In the International contest at Rheims a year ago. The contest between the monoplane Hn-1 the biplane at the meet will b«* on» of the most Interesting features at Belmont "Park. Notwithstanding the big speed records re cently made in Riirope by some of the high power monoplanes, some m»n who think more than they talk are advising their friends to bet on the double ratface machines that are to be equipped with powerful motors. Frenchmen have never forgotten < nrtiss*a capture of the speed trophy. They have forgiven him. but to forget what he did when he was looked upon as a mere un known—to do so would be to ask too much. Frenchmen are making rubber-heeled prep arations to win hack the trophy. The principal competition there Is between the manufacturers of the Bleriot and Antoinette monoplanes. Latham will use an Antoi nette, and is said to be financially inter ested in the Antoinette company. Many Americans now abroad have hent cable messages ordering roof-boxes at Bel mont Park. A New Yorker, reading in Paris of the international show, wired yes terday: "Reserve one box for aviation moot. Want it on the roof. These Frenchmen will fly to the moon." J. C. McCoy, chairman of the aviation committee, said yesterday that the an nouncement of the official list of entries would be marie In a few days. He said that the committee was now contemplating closing the entry list on October I. as the members were now sure of al! the aviators they desired. NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS- Third Tennessee District- Major Charles R. Bvana, nephew of H. day Kvans, Re publican. Judge John A. Moon Is the Dem ocrat!, nominee. LOUR PROBE MY Senak Committee Gathers in Chicago. A VIRTUAL INQUISITION More Pov/crs of Investigation than Would Obtain in Crim inal Court. Chicago, Sept. 19— Senator Julius C. Bur rows, of Michigan, chairman of the Sen ate committee which is to Investigate the election of Senator William Lorimer, of Illinois, arrived here to-day with others of the committee and prepared to take up the bribery charges. The resolution under which the commit tee of Senators is to act grants greater powers of investigation than would obtain in a criminal trial. The committee is em powered to summon witnesses and admin ister oaths, and is also in a position to punish for contempt any witness who neslects to obey a summons. Testimony ul.lch would noi be admissible In a court can be placed before the committee, which is to consider all thf- facts relative to the election of Senator Lorimer. 'The committee Itself must determine what will be the course of procedure." said Senator Burrows. "That will be done to morrow." The investigating rorr.mittee. which is a sob-committee of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Klections, is composed of the roflowteg: Chairman. Julius C. Bur rows. Michigan. Republican: Wahtofl B. Heyburn. Idaho. Republican: Robert J. Gamble. South Dakota, Republican; iam 15. Diliingiiom. Vermont. Repub lican, whose place b to he taken by Morgan <i. Balkeley, Connecticut, Republi can; James B. Frazler, Tennessee, Demo crat; Thomas H. Paynter. Kentucky, Demo crat, and Joseph F. Johnston. Alabama, Democrat. In the absence of a formal programme it Is expected that the formal petition which was presented in the Senate calling the at tention of that body to the allegations of bribery and corrupt practices In connection with the election at Sprinpfield, 111., at the tios,* of the deadlocked Legislature of 19i>9. at which Lorimer was elected Senator, will be made the basis of the initial hearing, and that witnesses in support of those alle gations will be heard first. Senator Lorimer -will be represented at the hearing by ex-Judge Elbrldge Hanecy, of Chicago, his attorney. "What we will present to the committee and what witnesses we will summon, if any." said Senator Lorimer, "will depend on what testimony is given before the com mittee" * The allegation of State Representative Charles A. White, Democratic member of the Illinois Legislature, who swore that be was paid $I,^oo by minority leader T*ee (-'Nell Browne to vote for Lorimer, Is the principal basis of the charges into which the committee is to inquire. Tn neither Of liis trials, In the first of which the jury disagreed and In the sec ond found a verdict of rot guilty o* the charge of bribery, did Lee CNeil Browne take the witness, stand, and his appearance before the Senate committee, if he is sum n;on«*d to testify, will be awaited with interest. OSRORNE WON'T OPPOSE PAYNE Democratic Leader Says OongTess Does Not Appeal to Him. [By T«l»gp"np»i to Th» Tribute. 1 Auburn, N. V., Sept. I?.— President Thom as M. Osborno of the Democratic Stat« r.eienie, on«» of the leading candidates for governorship honors on the Democratic side, to-day announced formally that he would under no circumstances be a can didate, for Congress to oppose Sereno E. Payne. He paid: "I desire to stat» emphatically that I should not under any circumstances ac cept such a nomination. While I should enjoy thoroughly contesting th» election with Mr. Payne— for I ahanid feel th» ex hilaration of a righteous cause, "thrice is he srmed that hath his quarrel just'— yet the position of Congressman Is one which has no particular attractions for me. and I can spend my time to better advantage for my party and my state, even if I fail to 'land a place on the state ticket,* as the dispatch so elegantly phrases It." HEAD MAY SUCCEED PATTERSON Tennessee Democrats Want Boston Man to Lead State Ticket. FBy T'MeK'-aph to Th* Tribune.] Xaahville, Term . Sept. 19.— Tn an effort to nanie a popular man for Governor on the straight r»emocra.tlf ticket, pressure has been brought to bear on James If, Head, former Mayor of Nashville, to accept the rumination left vacant by Governor Pat terson's withdrawal from the race, as he stated, "because the insurgents had in convention Indorsed Hooper, the Repub lican nominee. '■ Head has been living in Boston for sev eral years. He is In communication with the Tennessee Democratic leaders and is considered the logical man to reunite the party, disrupted by the killing of ex-Sen ator Carmack. EX-SENATOR TAYLOR INDORSED Democrats of Ist Orange District Nom inate C. H. Tuthill for Assembly. Newburg, N. V . Sept. 19.— The Democratic Assembly State Convention for the Ist Dh> trici of Orange County was held this after noon, and John c R. Taylor, of atiddle town, was indorsed for state Senator. Mr. Taylor was Senator la HW and MM. Charles 11. Tuthill, of Blooming Grove, waa named as candidate for Assembly. WORKING FOR WAINWRIGHT Campaign Committee Appointed to Promote His Candidacy. Tho campaign for th© renommation of Senator Wain rich is now In full swing, and th« prospects of his success urn be lieved by his friends to be excellent. A i enthusiastic meeting was held at the Hotel Manhattan on Friday, and a campaign committee,' representing th* various towns and cities throughout the district, was ap pointed. Tho committee includes, among others. John C Ten Eyck. William ft. Watson and Clarence- W. Clark, of Yonkersr-Mark D. Stiles. Frederick H. Denman, George 11. Taylor, jr., Benjamin Howe. William D. Howe and Frederick W. Clark, of Mount Vernon: Arthur H. Titus. H. H. Todd, Thomas G. Hall, J. Louis Van s>lm and Arthur W. Cole, of New Rothelle: Theodore M. Hill, of Pelham; William R. Ball, of Harrison: J. J. Walker and Georgo 11. Mairs, of Greenburg; James G. Cannon and William C. White, of Scar3dale; Charles B. Lounsbury, Addi«on Johnson, Norman Warner and Charles P. Cowles, of Rye: R. B. Rogers, of White Plains; Seabury C Mastlck. of Mount Pleasant; W. H. 11. MacKellar, of Cortland; James Wood and Hollingsworth Wood, of BaaV ford, and Arthur W. Lawrence, of Bronx ville. An executive oomniittee ira.s appointed, ror.sisting of John •*. Ten Kvck. of Tin kers; Arthur F. Titus, af Haw R Frederick H. Denman. of Mount Vernr.n, and Arthur W. Lawrence, of Bronxvliio. This committee has .sent sol a letter with a brief statement of tho S*>xiator'* tlve record to all the delegates to the county convention, to be held on October 4. Th* towns of East Chaster, Beaniala and Lewisboro have already instructed their delegates for Hit Senator, and the regular Republican candidates of several districts of Tonkera will ro aafara the pri maries pledged to support Wainwrlsht. A meeting Is to be held to further his candi dacy in Mount Vernon to-ni^ht. COLORADO CONVENTION TO-DAY Strong Movement for Progressive Plat form — Guggenheim Issue. White Sulphur Springs, Col., Sept. 13.— With a wealth of candidates for the gov ernorship nomination and several other places on the ticket hotly contested, a strong movement for a Progressive plat form and a division of sentiment as to whether the record of United States Sen ator Guggenheim Shall be approved, the Republican State Convention, which meets here to-morrow, promises to be SB inter esting battle of leaders. In nearly all the counties resolutions Indorsing the Taft ad ministration were adopted, and in all but Denver Mr. Roosevelt BBS 1 his policies were also lauded. Platform making will be the most Im portant work of the convention. Several candidates have stated that BBdcss the con vention follows ■ Progressive course they could not accept places on the ticket. The only candidate for Governor who has come out squarely as a supporter of th« Roose velt policies Is M. P. Vincent, of Pa^nia. BRISTOW MAN APPOINTED Taft Makes Him Postmaster, in Con jformity with New Policy. Fa Una. Kan.. Sept. I?.— George M. Hull, a Progressive republican, received ■ letter from the First Assistant Postmaster Gen eral to-day notifying Mas of his appoint ment by President Taft to tha place of postmaster here. Th* appointment was dated September t.% the day a letter was issued from Bevrriy saying that the President intended to be impartial in his attltudo toward Pro gressives and regulars in the- matter of patronage. The President had igappolwlH T. TV Fits patrick. the incumbent, as postmaster, but th© S e nat«» failed to confirm the appoint ment. Congressman W. A. CaMerhead, whs recommended Fitzpatrlck for th» place, was defeated or renomination by a Pro gressive at the Republican primaries. This hi the home of United State? Sen ator Bristow, who recommended the ap pointment of Hall. HOLDS ILLEGAL VOTER FOR TRIAL A man who paid be was John Mclaugh lin, of Ko. HI Washington Place, wa« h"M in £*y» ball for trfai on a charge of at tempted illegal votine by Magistrate Steinert, in the Jefferson Market police court, yesterday. On primary day he was arrested after he had tried to vote in th« polling place of the M Election District of the 6th Assembly District under the name given. In court he offered no defence ex cept that ho was intoxicated at the time. Store Opens at 8:30 A. M. and Closes at 6 P. M. Directly on tho Interberougß Subway. Eight Car Lines Each Way to Store. At Gm/ttisfotto ¥ I New York, September 20, 1910 Every One of the Wanamaker Galleries Is On Dress Parade Today Inaugurating An Autumn Festival Exhibition of the Home-Making Arts! Every business day in the year these wonderful Galleries — occupying the upper floors of our New Building — teem with the best ideas for home comfort and home adornment. But beginning to-day all are joining in a little extra endeavor — not only in presenting more attractive displays but also in adding some unusually helpful merchandise attraction. There Will Be Special Displays on Every Floor Like the busy murmur of reapers will be the toncuof thrift and economy attending the selling of new chinas and crystals, and the i '.his and sounds amid the charming displays of the September Sa'.e. To the avenues of filmy splendor in the Lace Curtain Exhibi tion a display of queenly Filet Laces has been added. Many are as fairy-like in fabric as the so.t mists that veil the Autumn Mft Another rich yield of a clear third in savings will be garnered in the final shipments of lace curtains made for our special selling. The very spirit of Autumn will pervad- the high-caste Pa carpets, in soft yet brilliant hues, and the rich, effective colorings oi the new domestic floor-coverings. These with the pretty, dainty new creations in yard-v arpets will form om of the most attract ye displays imaginable — prices speak for themselves. Only one side of the many-sided ability of our Bureau of In terior Decoration will be seen in the refurnished House Palatial and other Fifth Gallery exhibits. Not only business and professional men. but all admirers of the beautitful and useful will enjoy the up-to-date and de luxe furnishings shown in the Model Office Suite. On this same Gallery. house-wives will find the exhibits of hygienic bedding manufacturers a most congenial one. We invite home-makers and others within a radius of several hundred miles to study the exhibits, ask for prices and estimates and enjoy the programmes provided. JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stcwar* \ Cw*, Broadway, Fourth avenue. Eighth to Tenth st. puzzle for democrat: Gaynor's Silence on Governor ship Confuses Leaders. EXPECT A STATEMENT SOON She par d. Grout and Ridder Possibilities if Gaynor De clines to Run. Pending *ome definite statement from Mayor Gaynor as to his ittitud* toward a nomination for Governor at the hand* of the Democrats, the leaders *>f i.ha*. party are In much confusion. They ars nearly a!! of the opinion that an announce ment from the Mayor himself • a- ];» would accept such a nomination wou'<i clear the atmosphere at oner, as r.o oth»r candidate could hope to defeat him in tha convention. The leaders have tried In various •way* to get the Mayor to commit himself, but s<> far have been able only to get a statement that he would have to consider the us* of his name. They hope to receive some thing definite from him before the «nd of the week. With Mayor Gaynor ou: oj th© way the field would be open to half a daw* of the more prominent candidates who have been mentioned. There are those -who are convinced tiat Edward M. Shepard would set the prize, feeling certain that Tammany has been lo? him secretly for some time. Other.- »!»• ciared as strongly that Shepard wee no bo considered a strong candidate beenop of hi." corporation affiliations. But appar ently Tammany believes that the Demo cratic chances are so good this year that I candidate could overcome the handicap cf any prejudice against supposed corpora tion influence. Friends of ex-Controller Edward M. Grout have been booming him assiduously for a week past. They point to the iacC that he Is regarded as being close to Mayor Gaynor and that he could run as a friend of the Mayor, enlisting much of the strength that the latter would have. They emphasize hid extraordinary campaign!;:,, powera and declare that he ought to b» strong among the independent voter? ar.<i equally strong among the organization men. Tammany leaders have expressed a strong liking for the former Controller be cause of his manner of handling affairs In the Finance Department. Another candidate for the nomination was put in th*> BaM by hl=» frfen<3s yester day, lie is Herman Ridder, publisher of the "Staats-Zritung" and treasurer cf the Democratic National Committee. It Is known that some friends of Mayor Gaynor would like to see a man named for Gov ernor »if the Mayor himself decides nr>t to tak»* t^e nomination), who would ri^t I'virri up in the way «>f the Mayor's ambitions to become the candidate for President m IDTX. For thl* reason they have from time t>> time suggested the nomination of Jvstlc* K»ogh. of West-hester. It Is enrter-torwf. liowever. that Justice Keogh some tim» ago. declared that it was his de?ire tn stay on the bench, where he ha** almost a fu*l . term before him. For the- same r^ayor:. ic la saJd, friends of th*» Masai have al=-> suggested the nam<* of ex-Judgi Morgan, J. O Brifi^ There seem? tr» he little mentfcin at tltfa time, except locaJJy bora and there, of can didates for the- other places on the statq tr-'ket. Bnffalo h^ ptit forward HfrNr- P. i>.« T for th*» nomination for LJe'-.tT-arrs Governor, but then* aAern? to bo sorr:"> donbt p- »<-> whether or not he wonlri accept if. There Hr*> a beat of candidates! f?r t3» nomination in? Attorney General. Amnrg them are Thomas Carmody. cZ F*nn Tar: Thomas B. Dow<?, of Salamajri-a: F*raT?*c Mott, «f Jamestown, and Martin DfEooC ri * Rens?elaer. John S*. WhaTen's frfends ar<* booming h»m - ■- Secretary *»f F'at<», tvs office he heM under. th<* " r "' Hughe? ad ministration. Kirhaxd "W. Sherman. brotS'* of Vlre-President Sherman, and Martin Srhenrk. at one time Star* Ensii>?«r sad Surveyor, have both bp*n rrentioned in. rr-nnectlon with th* nomination, for Stat* Engineer and Surveyor. Delegates to th<» sta.t«» rnr!Tentr^rt at Rochester tverei ... fn N>w York Cotfi ty last night. In the Democratic organi zation the r«presentation in that conven tion is fixed, not depending on ■-■ ,T»r« i* the- last go\-«morsriip elcction.^as in tj 1 * F.epuhlican orsanfzation. Three delegates are- elected from each Assembly district. .%!I of th<* district leader? !?aw ta ft that they wer>» elected to, the cfrnventi*^- Amor.g the others named ns delegate* tort night are ex- Justice o Brier*. Nilh»i« Straus. John B. StanchSeM a."i J. Ser geant Cram.