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Qr Tn'S Estimate His Majority
Over Sherman in Convention
Would Be 79.
. : =: =.CW p OP BARMES
X,oss of Schenectady Delegates
Bad Setback for "Old Guard,"
VT- Griscom Is More
than Jubilant.
The defeat of The "old guard" and the
flection of Theodore Rooseveit as tem
porary chairman of the Republican State
Convention was foreshadowed yesterday,
»hen the eleven delegates of Fchenec
tady Coorty were instructed for him.
end report? reached state headquarters
in this ctty °f • her defections from the
old machine.
CrvrAT.K as it did right after th» defeat
r» Vir*>-Pre.«ndent Sherman in his own
district, the losp of the delegation in
BdMneetadj*. "which is a part of the Con
gress district of William Barnes, jr..
• Els P^oh Bah" of the "old guard." was
a crushing blow. It was entirely unex
pected by them, as it was to the Pro
gressives, who had never claimed these
Jiilf In any of their estimates.
Conservative estimates worked out
jj^j. &? claims of both sides last night
Placed the line-up Of delegates as 547
♦or Roosevelt to 4KS for Sherman, a
Roosevelt majority of 79.
Ftate Chairman w^-w-tdruff. who was in
the ronning tower of the "old guard**
headquarters when the news from
SchT.ectady me. all but cave up the
tgtr. He did his best, however, to
keep up the appearance of confidence.
Ke had many explanations for the upset
te --♦adv. although ex-Senator
TTerrple had told him over the long dis
tance tel*rhane on Tuesday r.ieht that
the delegates were safe for the "old
"Unexpected." Mr. Woodruff Said.
"It certainly -was unexpected." said
the state chairman, "and put* a pome
«tet dl.Terent aspect on the fight. How
v?r tr» e\-pect all the other leaders who
prarted with as to stick. This was"
bring the fifty-five majority that Mr.
Barae? claimed on Tuesday down to
tifteer! or twenty."
■•■£):, vnii rtill believe that Mr. Sherman
■tv ill be elected temporary chairman?"
jj r . Woodruff was asked.
••Y*-s." replied the etate chairman, but
there was little confidence expressed In
tee tor of his voice.
Startir.e out soon after the state com-
Srfttee had selected the Vice-President
fi>r temporary chairman.- Mr. Woodruff
tierlared rlg&t a!-->ng that Mr. Roosevelt's
name vouM "never be put before the
convention.*** Sow there are Intimations
that Mr. Pherrr.an may find pome excuse
for not attending th« convention, thus
ieavir.z the fie'd clear for Mr Roosevelt-
It is not believed the Progressives
would accept a suggestion coming from
TTica last night that Senator Root be
cade temporary chairman as a compro
Ytc*-Pre.sident Sherman passed through
the city last night on his way home from
Atlanta City.
JJnyd C. Griscom. leader of the Pro
gressive forces, was more than jubilant
over the news from Schenectady. He
Cl£ r.ot care to predict that it meant
victory *>> T the Progressives beyond a
doubt, but he did - ■ :>" :
"It is an extremely interesting straw
us Ehn-air.g the way sentiment is going
lr the state. As far as the 'old guard'
1* concerned, it is a greater blow even
than the Joes of Mr. Sherman's own As-
Btrabiy district, because It is a part of
*Cr. Barneg'ti own Congress district, and
*as regarded as impregnable."
"If any doubt had existed in any
dan's rr.ind as to the outcome of the
*Vrt this would show that there can be
cciy one ending."
The Probable Line-up.
The estimate of the probable line-up
of the dflegates at Saratoga, based on
present information and conditions and
■worked out from figures given by both
sices, is as follows:
No. of Bo^fc- Sher-
OBsaty, dek'Sa-CS- veit. dan.
aa*ar ss — 2*
-V-jt-pary 9 0 1
li-.0-joH.' 12 12 — '
< E-.tar^jffuj. 10 1«> —
tfcnvi ii Ji —
TTminium 37 14 3
■"'■<n-.ur.jr S S —
C*nar.go 7 _1 —
Oliirton 6 — €'
TMfllilllUt .7 — I
Otrund « C —
. . .. fe _ 8
i vcb^f 13 7 «
&»• 61 €! —
I*»-s 6 3 3
g2**Ha 7 - 7

O»!t» 7 3*
'i"»*n» 5 — 5
J-'twitvw ...» - 9
9*&*aGH 13 13
iT.tr H2 40 102
'-r*i* ..;.;.;; s 5 —
l-> 7 — 7
Il%*:*rr. . I 4 4
3C«r>-ii. . S s _ SS
Xiryrrrayry '".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. . S - ~
>ew«-j .. ' II 11 —
;•'*• "s>rte . . . 1!»O 170 20
**•*«!» 13 « ~
f "♦:-:» 23 S M
txaueati. 29 — 2>
Ows r «o .. ' . 9 ■ —
*f~nz» 37 fl £ .
OUtasa ,; 2 4
O»»T m -j 10 1
.fnr^so f. — g
'•"'fiw .. ... r? l 2
' r* ~4 a 11
j*»w ::::::::::::: n> w -
BtOtind "..".'.'.'.*...'.... « — •«
s ' i-*«T»n-» Jfl — "■*»'
;r rjrr^ a j<j 10 ;
R !«■?» -t3/«.".t 3 /«.". 11 11 —
Pi taAarle ' 4 — * !
Mnrtler ...".**....".. 3 3 —
*'»n.r a 3 — 5
H»afa*a .'■..'.■.'.'*.".".■.■.■; 34 - i
F'fiolk _ 12 12 — '
*i:nir»ri . . r, — Ci
■•tefi s 5 —I
""TttiTl* C C — i
I r*~- 12 G «'« '
srrt-r ............ * — 6
• •»' ■:nctcT 0 P —
~r-n- 9 v
JfouJj— tgr S3 — **
Zjr'miT* C «
T«t*» , 4 : 2 j
Tnigi, 1.<»13 '47 4f* I
"*"fc* Pmressives claim more than the
s • fhoti-a above. For instance, they
to have information that or.ly one.
*Bst«ea < of tin*"- of the nine «at. ■«•
•*ooi AUecany «1H bo for man. j
ateo de* lare that on»y r,ne of the
f*:«"f * : «" ■bsbbjbbi from Schoharie will as
*°*" the Vice-PreFident for temporary
rt * f 'po, they claim, viil undoubtedly
\'- fihided. instead of going; solidly for
Ccctlsaml «n tecvud P«f%. - I
Nmtyink %^^^^te ®ri6inw*
To-day and to-morrow, fair
moderate wind*.
Fleet of Toy Balloons Cause
Crowds of Upturned Faces.
All the downtown streets of Manhat
tan for a couple of hours yesterday af
ternoon w«-e filled with persons ftlllj
watching the gyrations of a fleet of
balloons that were floating over the sky
scrapers from the Jersey side. The win
dows of the tall buildings were filled
with men and women and busy corners
were congested with crowds.
Many opinions were voiced concerning
the mysterious visitors. Pome persons
said they must be at least five thousand
feet up. and a few thoueht they could
discern two or three passengers in each.
Cthers said they were just toy balloons
used as advertisements. These latter
proved to be right as to size, hut if the
balloons were used for advertising pur
poses there was nothing In their appear
ance to show it.
The last of the balloons passed over
the lower city about .> o'clock, floating in
th* direction of Long Island. While the
spectacle lasted the police had their
hands full keeping the streets and side
walks clear.
Cables Reply to Charges Made in
Mayor Gaynor's Letter.
"The New York American" sent out
last nijrht the following cabled message
from William R. Hearst in response to
a request for a statement in reply to the
charges of Mayor Gaynor made in his
letter to his sister. Miss Mary E. Gay
nor. of Utica:
Enghlen-les-Bains. September 21.
I am exceedingly sorry that Mayor
Gaynor was shot, and if Mayor Gaynor
has said what you tell me I can only add
that I am exceedingly sorry that his in
juries have affected his mind.
After his apparent recovery Mayor
Gaynor expressed the hope that his ill
ness would make a better man of him.
Many others entertained the same,
hope, but unfortunately his experience
did not abate his evil temper or his lying
tongue. The criticism of some of Mayor
Gaynor's public acts by the Hearst pa
pers has been temperate and truthful,
dignified and deserved, unprejudiced and
in the public interest.
A public man who would make a false
accusation in the attempt to suppress
all public criticism of his acts is a man
who is afraid or ashamed to have atten
tion called to the part he is performing.
"The World" has persistently and per
tinently asked: "Who is the masked man
who i* employing Maurice Minton to
canvass for Gaynor for Governor?"
"Who is the masked man who is supply
ing the cash in the attempt to nominate
Mayor Gaynor for Governor?"
"The World" might further ask. with
perfect propriety; "Who usually employs
Maurice Minton in politics?" "Who
owns I large green automobile and some
times lends it to his judicial friends?"
Who would particularly like to control
the Public Service Commission in the
matter of new subways?
Who would naturally make every ef
fort to nominate for Governor a man
who before his election as Mayor had
said that the people ought to build the
new subways, and after his election de
clared that the corrupt and incompetent
Interborough ought to build the new
In asking all these questions "TJie
World" would be acting in strict, ac
cordance, with the public interest, and
onjy that man could object who had a
guilty knowledge and a guilty dread of
the truth.
The Hearst newspapers and all honest
newspapers will continue to hold public
men to their public pledges and to their
public duty.
The appalling conditions lately re
vealed at Albany, at Pittsbursr. in Cali
fornia, In Illinois, in Mississippi show
the absolute necessity of public vigi
lance, and indicate the extent of the cor
ruption that would prevail if news
paper publicity — the one power that
every scoundrel fears — were withdrawn.
The Hearst newspapers will continue
to exercise a public censorship which I
h^j-^ will he always intelligent and al
ways feariess.
I personally • ill not take advantage of
your columns to criticise Mayor Gaynor
politically: first, her hit of his illness,
and. second, because his mental as well
as his moral condition has eliminated
him from political consideration.
Novel Incident in Present Rigid
Customs Enforcements.
After being held three hours on the
White Star pier, Miss Gertrude Van Pelt,
who arrived on the Teutonic last night.
was permitted by the customs men to
start for Philadelphia, upon agreeing to
pay »_-■ duty on Parisian gowns
brought into this country a year ago.
When Miss Van Pelt, who is a mem
ber of Philadelphia's society, returned
last year she declared only (100, the
amount allowed to enter duty free, al
though according to her own admission
last night she brought new gowns at
that time worth more than $500. This
car/;- out last night after Inspector A.
E. Meyer made the discovery that a
handsome tailored Boat of a rich purple
which she wore on this year's return
trip was alone worth $120, $20 in excess
of the value she had placed on all her
foreign purchases on this last trip.
Miss Van Pelt said she did not include
that suit in her declarations, as well as
others that were found in her trunks,
because she bought them last year and
they had been worn.
"How much duty did you pay then?"
fjue.=tione^ the \r.sp r . tor.
Then Miss Van Pelt confessed that she
had brought the gowns In a fear ago
without declaring tb«m. ami upon Acting
Deputy Surveyor John O'Connor being
called into the case she screed tn pay a
duty of $24'\ which represented ■ slight
rfducticn because of the. fact that the
gowns bought a year ago had depreciat
ed in value from wear. Thus she was
able to avoid a charge «.f smuggling.
Will Study Law with Philbin and
Wodell, Yale Classmates.
IBy T>l*fTarh to "Hjp " • DM ]
Sew Haven. Sept. -Three of the
m«-*t prominent members of the senior
class of the Yale Academic Department
■aft June have decidsd to enter the Har
vard Law S^h«K>l this fall.,
They are Robert Alphonsn Taft, son
of the President; Stephen Philhin. son
of the former New York District Attor
ney, and Rufhven WooVU. Philbin cap
tained the Yale baseball team an:l Wo
dell the ctmm. la?t aasaam. Taft led his
class in scholarship and tried for the
•virifity crew for two seasons.
The trio will room together in Win
throp Hall, where the Yale sqnad sent
annually from the academic department
to tbe Harvard professional schools is
quartered. PbflMn ha« sonf to Bev
erly to l#e the guest/of young Taft till
the fall term I*. an at Harvard-
Four Defendants Named. It Is
Said, in CcnnectiG n with
Broadway Resort
Grand Jury Investigation of
"Wide Open Town' Likely to
Be Protracted Beyond Its
Kegfular Term.
The grand jury is expected to report
indictments to-day against at least one
of the alleged gambling places on the
list submitted to District Attorney
Wh<*map by Acting Mayor sfHlheL It
is known that the indictments, in which
four defendants are named, have been
ordered by the grand Jury. The investi
gation wOl be continued to-day, and
among those who will testify will he Po
lice Commissioner Baker.
The place agains T which the indict
ments will be aimed, it is understood, is
in Broadway in the heart of the Tender
loin It is not. however, a gambling
place in the sense intended by the law
relating to "common gambling." but
comes within the scope of the law re
latine to poolrooms. The offence
<:hareed wi!' be a misdemeanor, and not
a felon y
The poolroom in question, it was said,
is reached through a caf£ on the ground
floor At least one man of national
reputation in sporting circles was said
tc> be interested in the cafe, althoueh
whether or not he <s on« of the de
fendants in the indictments is not
known. The place received notoriety re
cently in a grand jury investigation.
Mitchel Charges the Cause.
The indictments will be the first fruits
of the grand jury's investigation of the
wide open condition of the city alleged
by Acting Mayor Mitchel, growing out of
the controversy between him and Polio*
Commissioner Baker.
Tt is understood that they were or
dered by the grand jury on evidence ob
tained by Edward C Becherer. an in
vestigator for the Bureau of Municipal
Research, and John Fitzpatrick, one of
Commissioner Fosdick's investigators.
■Recher»r and Fitzpatrick were the
only witnesses before the grand Jury
yesterday. Commissioner Fosdick called
on District Attorney Whitman twice
during th* day, as did also Assistant
r-orporati^n Crowell, the acting Mayor's
legal adviser, but neither went before
the grand Jury.
Police Commissioner Baker also called
on District Attorney 'Whitman yester
day afternoon and said he would like to
be a witness before the grand jury.
At the puergestion of the District At
torney Commissioner Baker made a for
mal request in writing to be allowed to
t^stifv. The grand jury had adjourned
for the day at the time, but the letter
will be submitted to it this morning.
Awaits Gaynor's Return.
Acting Mayor Mitchel refused yester
day to make any statement regarding
the police situation or to comment on
Commissioner Baker's statement that he
was carrying out what he understood to
be the policy of Mayor Gaynor. It was
said by his friends that Mr. Mitchel was
satisfied from his interview with Mayor
Gaynor on Tuesday at St. James that
The Mayor would take appropriate ac
tion when he returned to the city Hall.
There is no prospect that the grand
jury will complete its investigation this
week On the contrary, the indications
are that it will be protracted beyond the
regular term of the grand jury which
has it in hand.
Magistrate Joseph Corrtffan, who re
cently made a tour of the city to .-hserve
renditions in the streets and in saloons
which have been the subject of contro
versy between the Police Commissioner
and th»- acting Mayor, declared yester
day that New York was "wide open,"
and that so far as he could observe vice
was being more openly flaunted in the
streets than ever before.
-Wide Fight to Beat Him
for Governor Started.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
Columbus. Ohio. Sept. 21.— A state
wide fight to defeat Governor Harmon
for re-election was started here to-night
at a meeting of representatives of fifty
labor organizations of the state. This
was decided upon when the Governor
flatly turned down a labor committee
which asked him to exert his influence
for a settlement of the "local streetcar
strike by declaring publicly for arbitra
Harmon was bitterly denounced in
speeches by labor leaders, and delegates
were instructed to organize their respec
tive locals to work against Harmon
throughout the campaign. The tight Is
to be carried into every county of the
By refusing to declare for arbitration,
the labor jea lers charge Harmon has
aligned himself with the Columbus Rail
way and Light Company, which has re
fused to arbitrate with its striking em
ployes. Tw£ years ago the labor vote
was the largest element in Harmon's
victory. Republican leaders are assert
ing that the change will coat the Gov
ernor re-election.
Will Bring Christys Together, Says
Sister of Artist.
fßy T»!*ersph UJ Th" Trihun**.]
ZanesvilK Ohio. sept 21. -That little
Natalie Chandler Christy, the f«-n-yes»r-oM
daughter of Mr. and Mrs Howard Chand
ler Christ y. ■" effecting ■ reconciliation
between her parents and that the artist
and hi* wife will soon pat- up their dif
ference* was the statement mad* to-day
Si Ml** Rose Christy to one of her friends
The mother came here from Sew York
Monday and went to her husband's home
at Duncan Fall*. Her daughter has been
there ever since her mother writ to Haw
Vcrk l*rt January, after the suit In which
s ) lfl to<«t her rontentlon that her daughter
U> placed In her keeping.
Who at the ace of atuoly oaw years lias
married his nurse.
Mew Jersey Millionaire and Fam
ily Nurse Marry at Yonkers,
Jonr? S. Lvle. Retired New York
Business Man, Takes a Bride
Back to Tenafly Home.
With his ninety-first birthday less
than a month away. John S. Lyle. who is
reputed to possess a fortune of $4.000.
000. was married in Yonkers yesterday
to Miss Julia G. Hannon, a trained
nurse, who ia sixty-one years his junior.
They are at Mr. Lyle"s home, in Ten
afly. N. J.. where they will live.
The wedding came as a surprise to the
friends of Mr. Lyle and to his neigh
bors and townsmen of Tenafly. The
couple went to Yonkers yesterday in an
automobile and obtained a marriage
license. They desired the ceremony to
be performed quickly, and a Justice of
the peace was found. He made them
man and wife, and then they returned at
once to the New Jersey village.
Their marriage soon became th« talk
of the town, the residents of which had
linked their names since the new Mrs.
Lyle was employed permanently as a
nurse in the Lyle home.
Mr Lyle first met his bride when she
appeared at his house two years ago to
care for his sister-in-law. Miss Eliza
beth Antoinette Newcomb. Miss Han
non, who had been a student in the
Presbyterian Hospital Training School,
nursed Miss Newcomb for six weeks,
when it was found necessary to send her
to a sanatorium at Morris Plains. Then
Mr. Lyle. who was in poor health, de
cided to retain the young woman, and
she Joined his household. The two were
seen together frequently after that on
motor trips and in the South. ■
Mr. Lyle became a widower about two
years ago. He retired from business
forty-one years ago, because, as he said,
he "had money enough." He is an en
thusiastic motorist. He was born in
Nova Scotia, but came to New York
when ten years old. He is a director in
many corporations and owns large real
estate holdings. For some time Mr
Lyle had desk room in the Lord & Tay
lor store, but never was interested in the
business. He has no children.
The first Mrs. Lyle was Mary Kate
Newcomb. She established Happyland,
the Tribune fresh air camp at Tenafiy.
Nearly a thousand children from the
tenement districts of New York visit it
every year.
Sit Beside Husbands in Wagons
as Both Die.
Pelham, Ga.. Sept. 21.— Stopping their
buggies when they met each other in the'
pubiic road near here to-day, Charles
Tate and John Marchant. both promi
nent men of this county, fought a duel
with pistols Both dropped to the ground
dead after half a dozen shots had been
fired. The wives of th- men sat beside
them while the fight was in progress and
saw their husbands kill each other
Tate was a bridegroom of two months
and his bride was the widow of Frank
Marchant, a brother of the man he
killed and who killed him to-day. The
fight, it is alleged, grew out of an oid
grudge. When they met to-day Mar
chant called Tate to his buggy Th**
men exchanged hardly a word when the
shooting began.
Will Bare Skeletons Unless
Governor-Elect Retires.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Atlanta. Sept. 21. — Thomas E. Watson
in an open letter to-day commands Gov
ernor-elect Hoke Smith to resign the
office he won on August 23 over Gov
ernor Joseph Brown, threatening. If he
fails to do so, to expose some of the
Smith political skeletons and -drive him
from public life. Watson says he knows
the secrete, and asks if it is not true
that Mr Smith opened the letter "Joe"
Brown handed him. when Smith "fired"
Brown from the, railroad commission he
cause, "you know the letter contained the
story of some of the horrible secrets of
your double Hi-
"After careful deliberation, don't you
think you would be rendering your coun
try a great service and your family a
greater one by retiring from the race
for Governor?" Watson continues. "You
yourself know that had I published your
private letters to me. after I had assailed
you about the gloves case, you would
have been overwhelmingly defeated."
an<l •!)■:;:!• fresh pressed Grape Juice
H. T. D«*\voy &• Sons Co , 131 Fulton St., N. Y.
— Ad**
Makes Daring Rescue o f Painter
Overc:me by Turpentins
Fumes in Tank.
New Member of Fo^cr Risks His
Life to Extricate Workman
Who Meets with CHtf
Christian Klei. a probationary police
man Ifss than a month in uniform, will
probably come in for a Carnegie hero
medal for the manner in wa** he savel
the life of a painter who. unconscious
from the fumes of tur^ntine. was im
prisoned in a tank in the basement of
Mr. Carnegie's house, at Fi'th WMM
anil !«>th street, yesterday a/UrnoOßJ.
Klei was in the tank himself for about
ten minutes with the air supply cut off,
and he came wttnfß an nre of •■•ocat
ing. He had a hard time getting in an.l
a hard time getting out, and had a
harrier time getting the unconscious
painter out. but he seemed to think last
night that his experience was nothing
unusual in the daily police routine
Klei was at 01st street and Madison
avenue at 330 o'clock yesierday after
noon when Charles Pteingut. the care
taker in Mr. Carnegie's home, ran to
him and told him of the painter's plight
He had been enamelling the inside of
an oval suction tank, about '2f> feet lons.
.=> feet high and ♦> feet in its widest diam
eter. which could be entered only
through a circular hole, about two feet
ir, diameter, near the top. and was over
come by the fumes of the turpentine in
the enamel he was using and dropped to
the bottom after a cry that attracted
Steingufs attention.
When Klei reached the place he lost
no time in stripping off his blouse, shirt
and belt and then plunging into the
hole as far as he could get unassisted.
Then he called on Pteingtit to push him
in. but it took much straining and twist
ing and doubling and undoubling of
arms before he was squeezed through.
Klei raised the unconscious painter
and tried to shove him head first
through the hole, but the hottom and
sides of the tank were slippery from Wwl
enamel, and he had a good deal of diffi
culty keeping his footing. After more
than ten minutes of hard work the
painter at last was got out, and Mr.
Carnegie's gardeners carried him into the
open air. where he was laid on the iron
master's lawn. Then they pulled the
policeman up. He came out head first,
of course, and had the advantage of the
air, but he was still very dizzy and
weak when he was at last hauled out
and plumped into a chair.
Dr. Mcßumey. of the Presbyterian
Hospital, answered the call for an am
bulance and soon revived the painter,
who said he was George H. Lott. thirty
eight years old. of No. 333 State street.
Brooklyn. He was taken to the hos
pital, where Dr. Mcßurney said he had
better remain for sever?. l days, though
there was no danger of death.
The Carnegie home is on the post of
Patrolman O'Connor, also of the East
88th street station, and O' Connor made
out the report on the case to his lieu
tenant. Klei did not put in a report of
his own till he was warned by others
that if he did not he might be hauled up
for being off post.
Will Turn Searchlight on Lives
of His Critics.
Denver, Sept. 21. — "When I get foot
loose from public office I intend to de
vote a part of my time to giving to the
American people some idea of the purity
of the lives of my traducers. " said Sec
retary Richard A. Ballinger this after
noon at a dinner given in his honor by
the Denver Chamber of Commerce and
the Real Estate Exchange.
"The public is entitled to know the
hidden springs of inspiration which
gushes in torrents of 'uplift' patriotism
from these self-appointed moralists, and
I shall heartily enjoy using the 'search
light' when the proper season comes."
The Secretary asserted the efficiency
of the Interior Department was never
greater than to-day, and continued:
"I have no apologies to make to the
American people for any act during my
public career or in any private capacity.
Standing securely upon my conscious
rectitude. I defy all my critics and all
my enemies, and with the deliberate
purpose of fighting out the battle to the
end. I propose to administer the Interior
Department within the Constitution and
the law as I conceive it to be under my
oath of office.
"Perhaps, unfortunately for me but
fortunately for the American people. I
have been the instrument through
which the efforts of certain overzealous '
persons have been thwarted in an at
tempt to convert the public domain Into
a great national preserve and to destroy
the opportunities of the Went for the
useful and Just development of its re
•oorcea While I earnestly believe in
the conservation of our natural re
sources. I believe in the exercise of san
ity In regard to this as well as every
Taken from Under Nose of County Fair
Treasurer in Maine.
Gorham. Me. Sept. 21.— A tin trunk con
taining J2,«w» in bills wan mysteriously
stolen from the ticket office at the Cumber
land County Fair Grounds to-day. Al
though the treasurer of the fair and three
clerks were working Inside the office and
Ml officer was on guard outside the, little
building, the police have absolutely no
clew to the thief.
It Is supposed that som* one slipped Into
th« office and spirited away the trunk
while th.' clerks war« busy figuring their
accounts. The mon*y represented the, pro
ceeds of the first day of the fair.
Delightful Saturday Afternoon Outing
to Wmj point en stenrmr Man- Powell,
returning on steamer Albany. Music. Advt
Porte's Attitude Regarded as
Little Short of Blackmail.
Paris. Sept. 21.— The French press Is
showing great indignation at the pros
pect of the placing of a Turkish loan of
$3O.OCXXOOO with an English group of
financiers, headed by Sir Ernest Cassel.
after the French government had inter-
vened to prevent its flotation in France
because it considered the guarantees in
sufficient, and for the further reason
that Turkey had refused Is give certain
diplomatic cuarantees regarding French
rule in Tunis and Algeria. The press
charges that the acceptance si th. loan
by this group will foster German de
sires in Turkey.
The Foreign Office has authorized the
statement that the French government
regards Turkey's attitude as little short
of blackmail.
So Philadelphia!! Lets "Alchem
ist" Gleason Go to Jail.
IV.y Telr-sraph to The Tribune.]
Scranton. Fenn.. Sept. 21.— Although
he insists that he can "make" silver
from bas«» metals. E. I>- Gleaas*. the
Phfladelphian who is said to have sold
Dr. F. W. Lange an alleged transmuta
tion process a few months ago. lan
guishes in a cell in the Lacka'-vanna
County jail. He was committed to-day
on charges of forgery and falM pre
tence preferred by Dr. Lange.
Immediately after Gleason was ar
rested last Friday he informed A. O.
Granger, a .wealthy Philadelphian. of
his plight, and Granger came to ran
ton and interested himself in Gleason's
behalf. It seems tsjnt prior to his ar
rest Gleason had conducted a number of
experiments, at which Granger was
present, and had practically convinced
him that he could transmute base metals
into silver.
After Gleason had been held in flMti
bail on the Lange charges Granger pre
vailed upon the authorities to allow the
chemist to remain in the raaaodtjr of a
conntable long enough to perform an
other experiment in the prsaeacs afl two
other chemists selected by Graneer Tf
they were eoßVfnced of the genuineness
of the process Granger wevJd go the
limit in getting Gleagon our Af his
trouble. The experiment was performed
last night, and as Gleason failed to sat
isfy the experts Granger withdraw and
allowed the professed alchemist t.. go to
The rharges against lieason are
rather haay. but Dr. Lange ciaims that
they have no connection with his trans
mutation process. He =ays Gleason pro
c«roa $'J. T ».«"m»> from him on a •
— »
Name of Man Shouted as Officer
Unmasks Alleged Burglar.
Neighbors of wniiam TTorahan. of No.
522 West 174 th street, were shocked yes
terday, when at the end of an exciting
chase a Central Office detective caught
an alleged murglar and unmasked him.
When the mark came off the crowd si
men and women exclaimed as with one
voice. "William Monahan'"
Miss Mabel J. Qulnn. of No. 526 West
174 th street, was in her apartment when
she heard a noise in the dining room.
She went to investigate and found her
self looking into the muzzle of a re
volver, held by a man whose face was
hidden behind a handkerchief.
"Put up your hands," ordered the in
Miss Quinn did so. "U'lien the man had
taken a gold <'ham and a gold watch, he
struck her in the jaw and jumped out
of a window to the fire escape. Miss
Quinn yelled for help.
The stranger er.ter^d a vacant apart
ment on the stcond floor, wer.t to the
dumbwaiter and r^dt- to the cellar. As
he was coming out of the shaft Dsti
Davis grabbed him and the revolver was
kno. ke.l out of his hand.
In the boy's pockets were found BUSS
Quinns valuables and two watches and
a 1"< ket. identified, the Boßcs .-ay. by-
Miss P;inny Bernstein, who lives in the
house with him.
, Steel Man's Wife Run 3 Automobile
Into Curb — Five Hurt.
fßy Telegraph •,-> TIM Tribune. J
Pittsburg. Sept. 21.— Mrs. F. F. Wales,
wife of the superintendent of the Armor
Plate Mills of the Carnegie Steel Company,
at Homestead, this evening saved the lift of
a mill workman, who had stumbled into
the path of her speeding automobile. but in
doing so she almost lost her own life ami
badly injured four persons who were rid
ing with her. \
The workman stood in the track, para
lyzed with fear, and Mrs. Wales. without
a moment's hesitation, turned her machine
into the curb.
Mrs. Wales was badly injured. Her g-uest^
Miss Caroline Sharpe. a pianist, of Vienna,
who had been taken to see the Homestead
mills, was also badly Injured, as was Msßl
Rose Walsh, of Hancock. N. V.; Caroline
Miller, of Pittsburr, and H. C. Huff, of
Homestead, who were also «n the party.
The automobile was completely destroyed.
Descendant Who Posed for Sculptor
Passes Away at Plymouth. Mass.
[By Telegraph to The Trlhune ) .
Boston. Sept 21. — Wfn.slow Brewster
Standlnh. who lons kept the "Old Curiosity
Shop" In Plymouth. Mas?., and was well
known Is tourists, died to-day after an Ill
ness of three months. He bore the name*
of three of the m"st prominent members of
the Pilgrim band which landed In Plymouth
In MIC, and was the only surviving mem
ber of the seventh peneratton in direct line,
from Captain Miles Stan 1 When the
bas-relief for las pilgrim national monu
ment, surmounted by "Faith."" was Iviri;?
made. hi .- fa. • was taken by the sculptor
to represent Mile* Stajt'llsh. whom he t»
said greatly to hive rewemhled.
Mr. Htaadtsh was born In Plymouth
March 7. 1<34. the son of Joshua Standlsh.
While serving; In the Civil War he was laid
low J>y fever. and while in the hospital was
visited by President Lincoln. In ISrtl h«
married Miss Sylvia Mobury. \«!*ho survives
htm. The union 'vas chlidless.
faasalc n J- Sept. 21.— Secret Service
men arrested to-day two men who are
charge') with be!nij members of a ffan^
that has been making and passing counter
feit bills In New England. To« prisoners
aie Aniirew Ksol and .lohn Borztk. Th 1 --.
afternoon offtr»r? left he;e with them for
New Haropshli*.
In «it» of .Ww Vnrk. l-T~* ftt* irwi Hoboken.
Local Car in Head-On Collision
with Extra Near Fort
Said To Be Most Disastrous
Accident in History of Electric
Railroad Operation — En
tire Town Mourns.
[Fy T>T*cr*j>h to TT»* Trttrc:* ]
Fort Wayne. Ind.. Sept. 2L-— Forty-two
persons were killed and seven were sert
onsly injured In a head-on collision bo
tween two interurban cars on th» ITort
Wayne. & Bluff* Division of the Fort
Wayne & Wabash Valley line to-day.
The scene of the wreck, said to b«» th»
most disastrous in the history of «•!*.■
tric railroad operation, was eighteen
miles south of Fort Wayne, seven miles
from Bluff ton and half a mile from
Kingsland. The accident occurred on a
sharp curve Just north of Kingslaml.
i which prevented the crews of both cars
from having warning of danger until an
instant before the crash.
The care which rushed together were
an empty southbound limited, which had
been dispatched to Kingsland to brin?
in the crowds to th» Allen County Fair.
in progress at Fort Wayn*. and a crowd
ed northbound local, bringing a holiday
crowd to the city. Most of the victims
were residents of Bluffton. and the en
tire town is in mourning.
ARCHEOU). Blanche ! JOH.VsOV. J., Jfark>.
O*»ia=- I KINO. Frenic ar.tt «S%
BEER.- WILLIAM s.. Warren.
BlufT'^r NELSOX. H. • .-(1MB.
BOWMAN. W. E.. REBER. C. Uni~r«fcil<»
Blu- REE John. Bwttery E.
BROWN. Uoyi. Blufl-i sth Artillery. >:.»
ton. York.
BROWN, -on of Lloyd. ROBIXSOX. S. H-.
BlufJton. B!ufr»--n.
Bluffton. SAYLEH. M!s« pear!.
fOOK. H. D . BTufftnn. Blnffron
CROL'SE. E.. Bluffton. SMITH. John, and wHaw
DAL'GHERTT. Mary. Mnn'p-
Blufff-n. STTCKET. ?. E.. V»r%
PERACH. Daniel. Pc- Cm.
trol»um. t-!<l SWARTZ. J.. Cn!on<ia!».
FOLK. R. F. ■W«n-;STVARTZ. J. E.. BlufT
in*ton. tad. ton.
FOLK. Mrs. Hiram. TAMM. F*. 8.. Wirrfl.
BlufTTon. Ind.
GORDON. T. Bluffton. ' TH"M P. Warren.
HA R LEY. Mrs. MyrtIe, •THOMPSON'. Pr 5. r _
| daughter of M-« Folk, i Ann Arbor. Mich.
HOFFMAN. .1 . Marion.iTRIBOLET. John W..
HYPE. a. E., P»rin- Bluffron.
vllle. TRIBOLET. Mis» Bertha.
JOE. — . Blufr > i Blufftcn.
JC?TT"?. L. C. Bluff Tw> unMenttSM men.
ton. jj»n»ral manager) L'nJdentlflefl woman. .
BTuffton. Genera iTCALSER. R. BlufTtoa.
Cellna. Trarrirn. Line. | ZIMMER. 0.. Btufftpn.
The collision is said to have been
i caused by misunderstanding of an order
in regard to the southbound extra cat's
taking a switch near Kingsland. so that
the northbound car could pass it.
The southbound car. dispatched as -»
limited, was running at a high rate of
speed. The northbound loral also was
running fast, and several minutes be
hind it was scheduled the Indianapoiis-
Fort Wayne limited. The. curve on
which the accident occurred prevented
the motormen of the two cars from see
ing what lay before them. When the
crash came, so terrific was the impac
that the heavy limited car tore its way
half through the local car. crushing it
as though it were an eggshell.
From a car filled with merrymaker*
the local train was transformed into a
rharnel house. A dozen passengers
were thrown, dead and <!;. ing. «>n N>th
sides of the tracks, but the greater num
ber were crushed beneath the wreck.
Bruised and bleeding men who had bare
ly escaped death crawled from Baa
debris. and with no thought of their own
injuries began the work of rescue.
Conductor Prevents Second Wrec'-t.
Amid the confusion and the horror E.
A. Spillman. conductor of the local train,
preserved a cool head. Almost at the
moment when he crawled, braised and
bleeding, from the wreck, he thought r>:
the Indianapolis limited, which *a.< fol
lowing. He seized a flag and dash— l
down the track and around the curve.
A quarter of ■ mile further he stopped,
planted the flag and toppled over .in a
faint. The act saved a second and prob
ably worse wreck.
There were two physicians on tae
train at the time. One succumbed to
the terrible injuries he received a short
time after the -wreck. The other set
heroically to work- But there was BjS)
means si carrying on the work, and
many were pinioned under the wreckage
and could not be extricated before death
came to their relief. The other physician
rendered what first aid he could without
appliances and equipment for emergency
use. Appeals for medical aid were sent
to Fort Wayne and to Bluff ton. The
traction company prepared a special re
lief car with all diligence and hurried it
to the scene, and Bluffton physicians
made haste in automobiles.
Story of the Crash.
John R. Bo\ d. of Marlon. Ind . waa
probably the only passenger aboard th»
til fated local car who escaped without
bruises from the wreck.
"I decided to avoid the cm*' said h»«.
"in the crowded car and got down on
the steps. After we had passed Ktnajs
land and were rounding a curv<\ I saw
the limited bearing down on us about
two hundred yards away at terrific
speed. We were coins about fifteen
miles an hour. Our car suddenly gave
a lunge forward. Our speed increase
to fully twenty-five miles an hour al
most, in a moment. The limited. b^artna;
down on us at forty miles an hour. w»*
now not a hundred feet away. I sa*
what was comma; and Jumped.
There was a splintering crash. and a
dull grinding. The big local car seemed
to mb on the heavier loaded car. and
from its pilot to within six feet of th?
rear swept over the coach, taking It
almost clean.- That anything alive could
have survived that terrible sweep of
splintered and twisted steel is a miracle.
"Following the crash there was a
period of appalling stillness and then
rose the shrieks and groans of the
wo— We who sur. tved and had
sot out of the wreckage set about, «• do
what we could for the wounded. The
d»ad were taken from the wreck and
cared biff >• the ground", which. was th*

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