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V- LXX. ■•-*"■ 23.320.
Liquor Question Causes First
Departure from Party
Considers Nebraska County Op
tion and Early C^osir.g Laws
Menaced. He Says in
Lincoln. Neb- Sept. 20--In a state
ment, in which he declares that the cru-
m j^ which he feels impelled to wage
against the liquor interests of the state
and nation overshadows a personal and
political friendship of twenty years.
William J. Bryan this evening an
nounced he had bolted the head of the
Democratic state ticket in Nebraska and
would not support James C. Dahlman
for Governor. Pahiman. who is known
Is "Cowboy Jim.** has been a spectacu
lar figure in Nebraska politics.
Mr. Bryan says he regrets that he i*
compelled to take the stand he does—
his first departure from political repu
bxtty—lrat says he feels It his duty to
do so because of the position taken by
the Democratic nominee on the liquor
question. The statement does not indi
cate that Mr Bryan will support the
candidate of any other party, but an
nounces that he is a pronoun advo
cate of county option and the early
ralnon closing law. both of which he in
sists are menaced by Mr. Dahlman's
candidacy. The statement is as fol
"In speaking for the state ticket I
fhall not be able to present any argu
nients in favor of the election of Mr.
r>ahlir.an. His position on the liquor
question makes that impossible I re
gret this exceedingly, for he has, b<^en a
political and personal friend for twenty
years, and it would give me pleasure to
speak Her him if I could indorse the pol
icy for which he stands, but he has
chnscn to make the liquor question the
paramount issue, and makes his appeal
en that issue.
"Possibly it is Just as well to have the
iffue clearly presented so that it may be
tattled this year instead of two years
hpr.ee. Trc»ublesnrrse as the question is
new, it would be even more embarrass
ing if presorted in 1312. when a Pre ci
cer.tial election .- on hand. If Mr.
Dahlman is elected, it will be a declara
tion by the voters of the state against
county option and against the S o'clock
(josir.g law. If he is defeated, it will
be a declaration in favor of county op
t;on ed fa fnvnr of the S o'clock clos
ing !aw. In oth<=r words, the voters now
have an opportunity to decide whether
the state shall pi backward or forward
on th* liquor question. To present ar
guments in favor of going backward
vnuH n-'T on'y t what I have
i.!r«=-adv raid on t <> subject, bUt would
tanbarrass me in the fight that I expect
tc ir.ak*> hereafter to save our party
'• - the odium of b*ing the representa
tive if the liquor interests."
Governor Appoints Samuel H.
Ordway to Investigate Charges.
Albany. Sept. IS — Governor Hughes
to-r.ipht appointed Samuel H. Old] way,
of N*w York, as a commissioner to take
testimony and report his findings on the
charfp nf alleged neglect of duty pre
ferred against Lawrence Greaser, Presl
dc-r.t of Quf^ris Borough.
Thf rharges were filed by civic organ
izations of teens ■■ I were accom
rznied by a request for Gresser's re
rroval from office. The rough presi
dent m his answers made a general
It is likely that Ml Ordway will file
his report with Lieutenant Governor
Kr,rae* White, who is to assume the
flfftfes of the gove norship when Gover
nor Hughes goes on the Supreme Court.
B"ro::?h President Gresser expressed sur-
Tris* at the action of the Governor when
ir.foi-m^d last night of Mr. Ordway's ap-
"I hav«> been anxiously awaiting the Oov
♦raor's action." he continued, "and now that
fc* ras appointed a commissioner. I shall
cheerfully obey his command and present
Tr.y answer : do not care at this time to
fnvr.m'-nt either upon the charges or upon
tny answer, but I will say that my answer
•4*« h*- fan And rr:;<]ete when made."
Gleason Stands on Trial of Metal
Transmutation Process.
Scrantnn. Perm.. Sept. — Whether E.
D. deaaon win escape jail on the
charges of forgery and larceny preferred
fey Dr. Frederick W. Lance, of this city.
may derx'nd on the result of an exp^ri
w«:t performed this afternoon in Dr.
Land's laboratory. After a conference
lasting until daylight this morning, the
doctor consented to permit the us* of
his laboratory, but he did not witness
the experiment.
Gltason's object was to convince A. O.
Granger, the Phiiadeijjhian. who has
teen active in his interests, that he can
transmute base metals into silver.
Granger has agreed to go the limit in
RttS&ff Gleason free from his entangle
ment if he can do what he claims, and
ia order to give his process a thorough
test two chemists, J. M. Johnson, of
Philadelphia, end George Gray, of New
ark. N. J.. were summoned. They wit
•*M«d the experiment, but the result
has not lx*n disclosed. It is said that
Gleason vent through a form of prayer
find incantation, like the fabled alche
I>r. Lar.ge has admitted that Gleason
fcas it transmutation process, but he de
fcits tliat it has any connection with th*
one that gave the doctor nations! promi
&ei.oe a few months* ago. Referring to
his statement that he has. bsssj «win
dled out of $100,000. Dr. Lang* states
tkfit the trick was accomplished by
t^aip financial methods.
lavifibl*- hinight eycpla^ses tor is -ir ar.d
C-*Unt vjsion. Spenwr'is. .......
— >4ivt-
. To-day anil to-morrow,
Who Is under arrest on a charge of ex
Husband Returns Home with
Dying Boy in Arms.
Wife and Children Beaten Down
with Axe in Pennsylvania
West Chester. Perm.. Sept. 20. — Mrs.
John Zoos and her three children, a boy
seven years old. and two girls, seven
months and three years old, respectively,
were murdered late this afternoon at
Byers. a small town about twelve miles
from this place. Suspicion points to a
boarder, who has disappeared.
The husband and father, while on his
way home from the plumbago mines.
where he is employed, saw the body of
his son lying in the bushes alongside
the roadway. He found that the child
bad been terribly beaten about the head
and was unconscious. The father took
the child In his arms and rushed to his
home, a short distance awn.-. Here he
saw, on the floor of the little kitchen. th*»
bodies of his two little girls and his
wife, the latter still breathing. Her
skull had been fractured.
The frantic father rushed from the
house and gave the alarm. A physician
was quickly summoned, but a glance
told him that there was no hope for the
v ife. Attention was then turned to the
boy. He was placed in an automobile,
and a quick run was ordered to the
Phopnixville Hospital, eight miles away.
Just as the car was in sight of the hos
pital the little fellow died.
It was evident that the murderer had
gone to the Zoos home for the purpose
of robbery, and the fact that the three
persons in the dwelling at the time were
killed would seem to bear out the theory
of the police that the robber was famil
iar with the home and murdered the
family to prevent being recognized.
At the time the woman and little girls
were murdered the boy was in school.
It is supposed that he met the slayer of
hi? two sisters and mother when a short
distance from home, and the murderer,
knowing that the child would recognize
him and give a clew, killed him also.
The weapon used by the murderer was
an axe. the pole of which was covered
with Mood and brains from the mother
and children.
The house l.ad been ransacked and
$4."i whi<~h Z«>os says was hidden in his
h> me hi missine
Aero Enthusiast Angry at Loss
of Several Large Policies.
Allan A. Ryan, son of Thomas Fortune
Ryan, and chairman of the committee of
arrangements of the international aero
swst to be held at Pilmiwt Park on
October B Io Ml has had all his insur
ance ;.oii< ies cancelled.
"It's a shame," said Mr. Ryan yester
day afternoon at Belmont Park, "that
the casualty companies have cancelled
my policies. I have never intended to
go up. I have never gone up. and I can't
see why i; is, unless they intend to ex-
nd this sort of persecution to other
fr:< mis of the new sport."
Mr. Ryan was nagged while he was
speeding his high power car back to
New York and asked about this state
ment, which it was rumored he had
made earlier In the evening.
"Yes." he said, while he was working
in his shirt sleeves repairing a broken
shoe on one of his tires, "that's a fact.
They have cancelled all my policies. The
casualty companies are not the only ones
that have done it. All the others have.
Why didn't they get after. me because. I
was an automobile expert? That is Just
as danseroua. Why do they want to
cancel my policies when I do not intend
to fly?"
Mr. Ryan said Ml i-oli'les amounted
• $500,000
Report in Zanesville That Pair Have
Become Reconciled.
Zanesvtlle. Ohio. S^jjt. ao.— Mrs. Howard
Chandler Christy came from Hew fork to
Zanepvllle to-day and was driven to th*
home of Christy's parents, where she spent
the §■ with l.er husr-aml and their daugh
ter, Natali'*.
Over the telephone to-night Christy
laughing:-' ;r-fuwd to dis^ats a report, cir
culated Ly Mends, that tin bad agreed to
c . lt l the separation.
Woman Involved in Murder Case
Arrested with Man Who Is
Held for Blackmail.
Magistrate Characterizes Case
as "One of the Boldest Bad
ger Games Ever Attempted
in This City."'
Florence Burns Wildrick. who as Flor
ence Burns was placed under arrest but
never brought to trial for t'ne death of
Walter S. Brooks, in the Glen Islan;]
Hotel in 1902. was arrested yesterday
along with Edward H. Brooks, charged
with what Mapistrate SU-inert charac
terized as "one of the boldest badger
games ever attempted in this city."
Charles W. Hurlburt. a lawyer, who
gave his address as No. 30 Seventh ave
nue, told the magistrate in the Jeffer
son Market police court yesterday
that the woman had lured him on
Sunday into a house at No. 224
AVest 25th street. There, he said,
as he was sitting in a room with
the woman. Mrs. Florence Burns Wil
drick. Brooks and another man came in,
ea< h with a bottle in his hand, and
forced Hurlburt, under threat of assault,
to give up $r»7 in cash, to sign a note for
$900, and to sign a declaration that he
had been guilty, on various occasions,
of degrading practices with the woman
This was on Sunday night, according
to Hurlhurt. and he was kept in the
room until fi o'clock In the morning,
after which he was taken in a taxicab
all around the city and as far as Yon
kers. then brought back to the city
al>out I*'* o'clock and liberated.
Arrested After Discharge by Court.
The manner of the arrest of Brooks
was peculiar. He had been before
Magistrate Pteinert early in the after
noon, when Paul Adamson, a taxicab
chauffeur, charged Brooks with being
one of three men who had employed him
early Monday morning for a ride up to
Yonkers. and then got away without
paying his bill. Brooks, who gave his
occupation as real estate agent and his
address as No. 224 West 2."> th street, ad
mitted being .->ne of the party in the
tf.xicab. He offered to pay his sharp of
Adamson's hi!! and was dischare:* i by
the magistrate. Just after he left the
courtroom Florence Burns Wildrick
came in and inquired whether Brooks
was still there. She had heard of his
arrest and had come to help him out.
In the mean time Brooks had started
to walk west in 12th street. It so hap
pened that Hurlburt was in the same
neighborhood, and when he met Patrol
man Hewitt, of the Charles street sta
tion, in West 12th street, between Fifth
and Sixth avenues. Hurlhurt handed the
policeman a loaded ..32-calibre revolver,
with the explanation that he had been
carrying it for protection from the man
coming up behind, who had threatened
his life Hewitt arrested both men and
took them to the Jefferson Market court.
When searched, after Hurlourt had
made a charge of extortion. Brooks was
found to have in his pocket a note for
$.^hi payable to himseif and the other
man accused, and a confession, signed
by Hurlburt. admitting that he had been
guilty of a degrading crime in company
with Florence Burns Wildrick.
Hurlburt explained in his affidavit that
he had known the woman fur about a
year, and had Beveral times kept ap
pointments with her. She telephoned to
him about noon on Sunday and asked
him to meet her at X o'clock that even
ing at Broadway ami 27th Ftreet. It
was after the meeting that they went to
the house in West 2nth street, where
they were interrupted by Brooks and
his companion. The latter is now being
sought by the police. Brooks had stated
at the time. Hurlburt said, that Florence
Bums Wildrick was his wife. Mag
istrate Steinert held Brooks in $.'s.<m>o
bail for examination.
Connected with Murder Case.
Later in the day Brooks, in the
Tombs, made a statement that he was
cnsnjjed to Florence Burns Wildrick,
who expects to get a divorce from her
husband. <'l;arles White Wildrick. within
a short time. The whole trouble be
tween himself and Hurlburt. he said,
was over Mrs. Wildrick. She was the
same Florence Burns whose name had
l>"en connected with the murder of Wal
ter S. Brooks in a downtown hotel in
February, 1902, said Brooks, who added:
"But that Brooks was absolutely no
relation to me."
Though HurU.urt said the woman had
introduced Brooks to him two weeks
ago as a friend. Brooks says he has
known Hurlburt since last February,
and that he had "cut out" the lawyer in
her affections.
Two months ago. he said, he had found
Hurlburt in an uptown resort in com
psny with Mrs. Wildrick rtr.d had
thrown him out of the room. "Would
such tactics be the work of a mun who
wanted to blackmail .■mother'"' he asked.
Brooks denl <i vehemently that he had
bad any hand in forcing Hurlburt to
■bjn iuiy papers. "When I came into
the room OB Sunday night." he said.
"Hurlburt came toward me. and putting
his arm!" around my neck, confessed to
BM th« Datura of his relations with Mrs.
Wildrick, and :hen signed the papers
of his own volition."
Brooka gave hi« address as No. .'{«;."»
St John's Place, Brooklyn, but main
tained that he was a r» al estate tales
Detectives Griffith and Finn, of Head
quarters, went to the house in West
28tb street and brought in the woman,
who was arrested on a charge of rob
bery and attempted blackmail. Detective
Griffith said the former Florence Burns,
vho at the time of the murder of Wal
ter S. Brooks, was a striking beauty,
had changed vastly for the worse. Her
room, - e aid the officer, was in a filthy
condition. Her personal appearance, he
CoJitiuurcl uu •cvonJ JMCe.
Acting Mayor, by Gaynor's Re
quest, Wi!! Not Remove
Whole Police Question Will Be
Settled When Executive Re
turns to City Hall in
a Few Bays.
Police Commissioner Tinker retained
his official head yesterday only because
Acting Mayor Mitchel gave his word *.o
Mayor Gaynor that he would lot the sit
uation stand as it was until the Mayor
returned to his desk in the City Hall.
At the same time Mr. Mitchel made
the attitude of himself and the M«\or
clear in replying as he did to this ques
tion: "Was Mayor Gaynor's attitude
that he did not support you in your
views or merely that he wished to take
it up himself personally?"
"That he wished t<> take the matter
up," was Mr. MitcheTl reply. "I think
Mayor Gaynor's viewa and mine witn
r^sjjcct to the fitness of the Police I'nm
missioner are identical."
For himself the acting. Mayor admitted
frankly that he had recommpnded to th<>
Mayor that Commissioner Baker be re
moved immediately.
District Attorney Whitman began his
grand jury investigation of the double
evil of gambling and vice yesterday
morning with Mr. Mit. he! as the chief
witness. Mr. Whitman made it clear that
the grand jury, as well as finding Indict
ments against the keepers of either
gambling or disorderly houses, could in
dict police officials of whatever degree
who might be found guilty of conniving
at or protecting the lawbreaking of
Mr. Mitchel had a conference with
Mayor Gaynor at St. James on Monday
night, in which he went over the entire
history of the last few weeks as related
to the gambling and vice situation and
the police activity or lack of activity in
regard to it. and though the acting
Mayor said before leaving for Pt. James
that he would make public Commis
sioner Baker's letter to him upon his re
turn, he announced yesterday that noth
ing would be said or done in the matter
until Mayor Gaynor returned to duty.
He issued a brief statement in which
h^ set forth that after going over the
entire police situation with the Mayor
and showing him Commissioner Faker's
letter of th<» 17th Mayor Gaynor had
requested him not to make the letter
public, and also to leave the entire po
lice matter in abeyance until the Mayor
himself returned, which he promised
would be within a few days.
Forecasts Gaynor's Quick Return.
Until Mr. Mitchel issued his statement
it had been supposed that Mayor Gay
nor would not return to the City Hall
until October 3. but the acting Mayor
Intimated that he would he surprised if
Mayor Gaynor did not return v>*>fr>re that
date. In fact, he seemed to expect him
inside of a few days.
There is no question of Mr. Mitchel's
power under the charter to proceed as
acting Mayor to remove any appointive
officer. The charter provides that an
acting Mayor has such power after he
has occupied the Mayor's chair for
thirty days, during the disability or ab
sence of that official, and Mayor Gay
nor's trip around Manhattan on a police
boat, when he left the hospital in Ho
boken. is not considered as a temporary
return to the city. Mr. Mitchel was
asked about this point last night, and
though he said the question was purely
academic, because he had repeatedly
said he would not avail himself of such a
privilege, he said that he and Mayor
Gaynor agreed that the acting Mayor
now had all the privileges of the actual
chief magistrate.
Mr Mitchel was asked whether he had
recommended to Mayor Gaynor that
Commissioner Baker should be removed
from office.
"Yes." he answered, and added in re
sponse to another question that he had
placed h # is reasons for such a recom
mendation before the Mayor.
"You consider Mr. Baker's letter to
you of September 17 insubordinate?"
"Yes, I should say so."
The acting Mayor would not commit
himself further than that on Mr. Baker's
letter, but he said that in his talk with
Mayor Gaynor he had gone over the en
tire police situation, "beginning at Coney
Island, and down to the present time."
Feels Bound by Mayor's Request.
The acting Mayor left no room for
doulit that he had expected to make
Commissioner Baker's letter public yes
t. rdajr, and coincident with it Mr.
Baker's resignation or removal, but he
felt himself absolutely bound by Mayor
Qaynoffl request. The Mayor, he added,
approved of hi.s course as to the Coney
Island situation.
<)n*» more question as to the contents
of Mr Bakery letter brought out this
decided answer from Mr. Mitchel: "I
said I would not discuss that letter now.
That is in deference to Mayor Gaynor. I
should be very glad to Ko into the whole
question with you from A to Z, except
for his request. I should have been
pl.id to have acted to-day except for hid
Prom previous answers made by Mr
Mitchel it was evident that the action
which he had in inirid was the sudden
removal of Mr Baker.
The Hitinp Mayor was evidently chaf
ing under the delay Mlf-lmpostd by his
promise to Mayor Gaynor, but he seemed
to have no rioul-t as to the ultimate out
come of the affair, as SOOB as Mayor
Gaynor returned to the City Hall, and
he uppeared to be fairly certain that the
final result would be a full Justifii ation
of his own openly avowed disapproval
of Police Commissioner Baker
Mr. Mitchel said that the same condi
tion of affairs, the same waiting on the
< .iiillniir.l <,n Ilitrd BBS*
Landmarks of History on the famed Hud
son lit .-«.•; from «'• < kb of Day l.ane Sirs.
Nominated for Governor of New Jersey by the Republican State Convention.
Veterans Meet and Talk Over
the War Days.
[By Cabl«» to The Tribune.]
London, Sept. 21. — An interesting
meeting took place yesterday afternoon
at the Ragged School Mission Hall, at
Bermondsey, South London, a party of
veteran American campaigners, now
living in England, holding ' a reunion,
after many years. The idea originated
with John Davies, the London mission
ary, who thought he would like to bring
together all the men now in England
who fought in the American Civil War.
There are altogether more than sixty
pensioners now residing in or near Lon
don who draw quarterly pension money
at the office of the American Consulate.
Mr. Davies, who Is seventy-one years
old, was born in .Hampshire. England.
but is a naturalized American. , Many
veterans turned up. and had a talk over
the teacups about old times. Arrange
ments have been made to meet again
and keep up the reunions
Passing Train Barely Averts
Crash in N. Y. Central Cut.
Only a few minutes after a train had
passed a great steel derrick, weighing
eight tons, and with a mainmast of SO
feet height and a 45-foot boom, fell into
the cut of the New York Central Rail
road, at 4«Hh street and Lexington ave
nue, last night with a crash that was
heard for blocks around.
No one was hurt, but It appalled the
ironworkers who are completing the
two- tier track system which is to run
into the new Grand Central Station to
think what would have happened to the
train if it had been passing at the time.
No Clew to Identity of Suicide,
Save Trunk.
Screaming, as she threw herself before
a southbound Third avenue elevated
train in the Hkh street station, a woman
was instantly killed late yesterday af
ternoon. The trucks of the first car
passed over the body, mutilating it.
Hearing the motorman's whistle. Cap
tain Hughes, of the East 67th street po
lice station, who was in the neighbor
hood, went to the station with a patrol
man and took charge of the situation.
The woman was 5 feet 6 inches in
height and seemed to be about fifty
years old. She had brown eyes and
brown hair, streaked with gray. She
weighed about 1.">4) pounds and was
dressed in black. In a black handbag
Captain Hughes found a pair of gold
rimmed spectacles, a blue silk tie, a
white lace collar, a brooch with a wom
an's picture in it and a baggage check
marked 'No. A 48.015, New York. On
tario & Western Railway. Local dupli
cate check. 4-d street. New York."
At the station a trunk bearing the du
plicate of the check was broken open,
but it contained nothing that would lead
to the identification of the woman except
a tag that was marked "Summitville,
Sullivan County, N. Y."
Octogenarians marry
Couple Just Wedded Were First' En
gaged Sixty Years Ago.
• "ortiand. H Y. Sh[.t. at Announcement
was received here last night of the mar
riage of Henry C. Rt. Johns, of Ijeonards
ville. eighty-four years old. and Miss Myra
W. < "ushinK. of IJttie York, eighty-three.
The ceremony was performed Saturday
night at Little York Lake.
The wvrtding ix the culmination of a ro
mance that began eixty years ago. The
two were ennaged and a day was set for
their marriage. Something happened to
prevent the ceremony and the bride-to-be
could not be prevails upon to name an
other day.
She remained single and her lover waited
for her until he was fifty-three wars old.
when he married another. A year ago his
wife died, and the early courtship was re
opened, ami proved successful this time.
The couple will reside at Leonardsvllle.
" Farmmg»lale. N. J.. Sept. 20.— Search was
made through the woodlands to the north
of this place for Dl Apio Dlacco. who shot
and killed Antonio Amaro this evening. It
Is Bald the nun hail quarrelled over ■ bicy
cle. They met on the streets to-night an.l
the shooting followed-
Can Only Sit in the Convention
as a Substitute.
[By T»l<*crraph to Th* Trlburv.J
Utica. N. V.. Sept. 20— Vice-President
Sherman was humiliated in his own. city.
though victorious in Oneida County in
his efforts to obtain delegates to the Re
publican Strte Convention.
The Republican primaries to-day
proved to be the most bitterly fought of
any in many years. Mr. Sherman was
actively opposed by Senator Frederick
M. Davenport and former Assemblyman
M. K. Hart, who led the fight, backed by
the Republican League of Oneida
In Mr Sherman's own ward, the 7th.
composed of a great majority of the
wealthy people of the city, the contest
was especially hard fought. Mr. Sher
man's friends made a public appeal with
a hope of saving the ward for him. but
he not only lost the ward by ■ majority
of ninety-five, but was defeated in the
r primary district in which he resides by
fifty-four votes. Mr. Sherman resides
also in the 2d Assembly District. , and
was overwhelmingly defeated there. He
was successful in the city, winning by
just the delegates from one ward.
Mr. Sherman's three sons, in their
automobiles, worked hard at the polls,
but his neighbors rejected him. and the
solid delegation to ,ihe state convention
from his Assembly district will be for
Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. .Sherman was not
then chosen as a delegate to the state
convention, and will be able to sit in
the convention only by being substituted
from another Oneida County district.
Wards which always have been known
as strong organization localities failed
Mr. Sherman, much to his surprise, and
those of his most interested friends.
The fight was begun at the very opening
of the polls and carried right up to the
last moment to-night. The fact that he
aligned himself with the familiar "old
guard" was regarded with disgust by
many who always had voted for him.
Then. too, ex-President Roosevelt's visit
here recently and his utterances made
many votes for the Progressives.
Mr. Sherman did not remain in this
city much after the polls opened. He
left at 5 o'clock for Atlantic City, where
he is to be the guest of the National En
campment of the Grand Army of the Re.
public. His friends here would make no
comment on the result in the city, ex
cept to express their surprise.
The Vice- President won In the county
by means of the scant majority of the
Ist Assembly District and a little larger
one in the 3d.
HAVE 48.000.000 EGGS
Will Go to Market as Fresh
When Prices Advance.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune. ]
Omaha. Sept. m>.— The big packers and
commission men of Omaha have nearly
four million dozen of eggs in cold stor
age in Omaha waiting for an advance in
prices, when the cati storage eggs will
bf placed on the market as strictly fresh.
There is already an advance of 1 cent
a dozen on the cost price, tart the pack
ers insist on from 6 to 10 cents profit.
All these eggs were bought last April
and May, when eggs were low. and when
placed on sale will be from eight to ten
months old.
Twenty-five Injured When Aus
trian Trains Crash.
Vienna. Si pt iv. Eleven persons were
killed and twenty*flve injured by a col
lision between express trains to-day near
Prince yon Hohenlohe -Schilllngsfurst.
Governor of Trieste, was on one of the
trains, but was nut hurt.
Cambridge. Mass., Sept. 20.— Clarence C.
Little. Harvard. "1»>. captain of last ear's
track team and the I*© champion Intercol
legiate shot putter, has been appointed sec
retary to President A. Lawrence Lowell,
succeeding Jerome B. Greene. Mr Little
will assume his duties at once.
Gloucester. Mass.. Sept. 20.— offer of
John Hay* Hammond to instruct chauf
feur* In public school." at hi* own ex
pense has bten accepted. Tt. protest ot
the professional chauffeurs went unheeded.
Desperate Efforts in Utica Fail
to Save Vice-President's Dis
trict to the -Old Guard."
Woodruff. Cheered by Talk with
Barnes, Reiterate 3 Predictions
Th?.t Progressives Will
Lose at Saratoga.
After learning that Vlc^Pressasut
Sherman had been defeated at the pri
maries in hi« own ward and his own
Assembly district, in Utlca yesterday.
State Chairman Woodruff, at Republican
state headquarters, last night, said that
nevertheless Vice-President Sherman
■vould go -i^-i delegate to the state con
vention, and would be elected tem
porary chairman.
Chairman Woodruff wu much an
noyed, all the same, at the loss of the
Vice-President's own district, which will
split the Oneida County delegation.
State Committeeman Strobel and ex-
Mayor Wheeler. Sherman lieutenants,
who talked with Mr Woodruff over the
telephone, seemed to think they'd don*
very well to carry the other two dis
tricts in the county.
Th« Progressive columns added two
heavy Items to their totaL Postmaster
Fred Greiner. of Buffalo, carried him
county primaries easily. That m«ut *
delegation of sixty-one solid for Rooss
v«lt and a direct nomination* plank.
Cornelius V. Collins carried Ren»s»la#r
County for the Progr«»i»sfve«. Rensselaer,
with its two Assembly districts, has
nineteen votes
The Woodruff- Barnes-Wart element
had no hope of splitting the Renaselaer
delegation. They did think, though, that
they could split the Erie delegation by
some such move as resulted in a split
delegation In the 15th Assembly District
in New York county, which will break
New York County's solid 190 vote*
. Reports on th© primaries received at
state headquarters Indicated that aside
from the Oneida County result, things
had gone much a3 the "old guard" lead
ers expected. Albany. Schenectady.
Syracuse. Rochester and "Westchester
County will send solid Roosevelt
delegations to Saratoga, according to
the reports of their leaders to ' State
Chairman Woodruff. "William Barnes,
jr., of Albany County, telephoned to
Chairman Woodruff that he figured a
majority of fifty-five in state convention
against Roosevelt. That was before he
had heard of the Utica result.
Lloyd C. Griscom. president of the
Republican County Committee, smile.l
joyously when he learned of the Oneirta
County result and the turning down •>"
Vice-President Sherman in spite of th
fact that he and his son had canvassed
the district and hustled at the polls all
day. He reiterated his prediction that
the Progressives would carry the con
vention for Theodore Roosevelt with not
less than 570 votes. He and some of hi*
friends seemed Inclined to think that it
might be a much heavier vote.
Mr. Griscom declared that Mr. Barnes's
claim that Mr. Sherman ■would have a
majority of fifty in the convention wa*
absurd. He expressed confidence that
Mr. Roosevelt would b*» the convention's
choice. Mr. Griscom said:
"The action of th<* Republican voters
of Mr. Sherman's own district in repudi
ating him at the polls will have a pro
found effect on the party throughout
the State of New York. President Taft'a
letter to me of August 2f> fully exposed
the misuse of his name and the deceit by
which Mr. Sherman's election by th<»
state committee on August IS was ac
complished. The voters of his own home
have shown their disapproval and voiced
In a practical way the general sentiment
of the best element in the party
throughout the state.
"Mr. Sherman cannot even go to the
state convention as a delegate from the
district in which he lives.
"I have been shown a statement is
sued by Mr. Barnes at Albany to-night
claiming a majority of fifty at the coming
state convention in favor of Mr. Sher
man. I need hardly say that this claim
is absurd on the face of it. The nine
delegates from Mr. Sherman's district
are a clear and unexpected gain which
will further Increase the steadily grow
ing majority in favor of Mr. Roosevelt
I for temporary chairman and In favor SB*
a clean Republican party management
in this state.**
Woodruff Satisfied by Oneida.
••I received from State Commltteeman,
StrobeL of the Oneida -Herkimer dis
trict, and Mayor Wheeler reports
that the result of the primaries there
assured them of twenty-three out of
the thirty- two delegates to the state
convention from that district." said]
State Chairman Woodruff. "They ex
pressed themselves as entirely satisfied
with the result, in view of the tremen
dous fight which had been made against
them In the 2-1 District. Mayor Wheeler
said that th» Vice- President would head
the delegation from the Ist District to
the convention. I have no doubt that
he will be elected temporary chairman
by a substantial majority.
'"Reports from Yonkers show that Mr.
Ward carried every election district in
the city, which azures us of a solid
delegation of thirty-three from West
chester County. State Committeeman
Merritt tells me there was no contest
In Niagara County to. lay The conven
tions will be held Friday, and we be
lieve this Indicates that we shall have
the thirteen delegates from that county.
"There were no contests In Albany,
which means a solid delegation of
twenty-eight, or In Syracuse. which
means the Onondaga delegation of
twenty-nine will be sold, or in Roches
ter, with the thirty-eight delegate* in
Monroe County. I am told that Lewis
County, with five delegates, is In line.
The 2d District of Orange, with eight
delegates, went for Sherman. Ulster
County also. 1 am informed, has joined
the procession. We are entirely satis
fled with the results."
The first word of the "old guard" **v!o-

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