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It Is Estimated That 400 Persons
Perished m the Flames.
Losses on Timber Will Be $100.
000.000 — Fire Zone *5 Miles
Long by 30 Wide.
TVarmad, Minn, Oct. 10.— LflteRt report*
cf The forest flrrs In the Rainy River region
Of Minnesota to-night increase the horrors
of the situation, if not the number of lives
lo^t. I>tlmates of the number of person*
killed range from seventy-five to. four hun
dred to-night. Several conservative men of
business and authority place the deaths at
more than one hundred.
A. K. Planning, publisher of "The War
road Plain-Dealer." says that he was sure
•he number of dead would bf> at least four
hundred. Mr. Staunlng has been keeping in
close touch with occurrences of the last few
diys. and his word should be an authority.
}]*» estimates the timber building loss at
$;OO.O*>.OJO. The greatest concern for the
present, however, is the rescue of the help
less asd the relief of thousands of homeless
men, women and children.
Stories of wild animals fleeing for safety
ride by side with human beings, their natu
raJ hostility and fear quenched by the
horror of their situation, came In to-day,
showing 1h«« desporat«iess of the situation.
Tal*-s com* also of mothers burned to death
with their babies on the breast.
At the Mercy of the Wind.
"Its hell down tfierc" said the engineer
-' the I>uluth express to-day, just after the
train pa-"*"** the fire zone. Ills tram took
many refugees '-on: the scene of the con
flagration to Winnipeg. "If Ok fire keeps
en tne way It is going, there will be mighty
little l<*ft of the .no' that part
of Minnesota." he added.
The flames have <juiete<i down a little,
but they need only a pu!T of wind, and
lb«y will taart up again as bad ac ever.
There is one good thing— they cannot come
near one or the railroad l:nes again, lor all
The timber is burned away. Kor miles
around Baudette and Spooner. where there
were large tracts of bu?h. it is now as level
as the prairie. Everything is wiped out.
The wln.i went ii* such a terrific rate that
the tiro had no chance to burn anything
but what was directly In front of it. i rom
the engine it looked as ugh every tim
ber irJi! In the country had been burned,
except that of tiie Shevlln ilattleu Coia
jiany. which is cafe"
Fire Zone 85 Miles by 30 in Area.
The situation around Warroad Is not
critical at present. A big fire is burning
1-enveen Wjrrroad and Sprague. but the
town if well £-..erc« a
Tiie fire zor.e covers ati area of eighty
five xniies in length, from the gravel pits
west cf Warroarf to Stratton. and in width
•bout thirty miles. Including all the terri
tory between Red Lake and the Lake of
the VoodK The flr»s have wiped out tho
■vintages of Baudette. Spooner, Graceton.
Pitt, Myron and Malrom. The last two
earned places are small settlements in
I>!trarni County.
The greatest property loss occurred at
Uaudette and Spooner. whicn are practical
ly one community. l»eing paralleled by a
narrow river. The other towns consisted
of only a few small buildings. There
■*vere hundreds of homes destroyed In the
territory, and «r«: there are no roads IB
toe district, aauM for the trails through
the burh. it Is feared that many lives
;:n\e been loft that will not be reported
for ■ek;-
State Fighting the Fires.
The State cf Minnesota la sparing no ex
l-rise :o check the fire. The state fir«
mard'-n if mustering every man he can
procure, and he Is instructed to use every
possible means at Ma command, regardless
of enst. Every man available 1? fighting
the fires, but because of the moss, which
.over« the ground "or a depth of from one
to two feet, it seems impossible to do any
The fires are making steady progress tftw
jird the wooded district of. Southeastern
Manitoba. From the north another fire Is
ooTrinjr to Join It.
ThTe are three typhoid fever cases
among the refugees at International Falls.
Ainrtrt without rxceptiosi the people are
at)?«l>rtely destitute. The women have
toorr.e up under the terrible strain with
wonderful fortitude.
Tlainy Hlver, Ont.. Oct. 10 — Thf terrible
r»-Eu!T«« of the forest fires are beginning to
ni realized by the disheartened and hotne
it«F thousands. Bodies found along the
rajhraar tra<-k three miles west of Ba:
<iette wore brought here t.»-<jay There
*M net ■ partite of clothing left on any
of them, *aye pans of shoes. Th« bodies
» ad the appearance of having b«en baked
in a red hot oven. Houses near town are
filled with refugees, who are without f<x>d.
Many settlers got into the Rapid River
:»~d S9v«d themselves by wading la th»
■"ate-,-, although their faces were blistered
bj the heat.
Rainy River Threatened.
1-: Rainy River one hundred deputy fir*
■vardenj- have been sw <>m la and divided
Jnto groups of ten, and have- started to
fight the flr«? from all sides. Another wind
Mich as came up en Friday would seal the
fate > -■' this town. Tired Bad worn out
Ostitute men and women and children
rtiam the atsai -v
Maj-or Williams of Baudette called the
i'lieinesp ran of Baudette and -;o aar to
gether •• the streets here to-day, and an
organization wan effected to distribute all
aoaalb.' supplies to the destitute. A spe
<ia.l train lias arrived on the Minnesota &
international Railway, bearing provisions.
The burned district will be placed under
martial Ian 1
Mayor Berg of International Falls has
arx>oint«-d a relief committee to arrange for
the care of nearly one thousand refugee?
who have rearh«*d that Town.
Afl Livestock Is Burned.
J Tactically all the livestock In the coun
try Is burned. The bodies of horses, dogs.
'•ate a;id o'.lier domestic animals are lying
about the streets of the stricken towns. So
intense was the heat in the streets that
.•i horse died while hitched to a telephone
pole, with the bit clasped in Its teeth. The
Iron trimming* of Its harness lay on the
ground, but not a vestige of a strap re
mained. The hair and skin of the horse
were burned off.
spe<ial Policeman Walter Furls, of
Daisy River, was last night so badly beat
*~it by hoodlums that he lay all night in a
•'itch in an alley unable to caJl for help,
fie probably will die. Armed guards pa
trol the streets at night, but Ko many men
n:»- carrying firearm? It is dangerous to
be out.
Railway officials are holding all avall
.. i-.|t- <tirs to enable the people to escape
*!»oui<s U.e fl^e get Into Rainy River. Over
fin:- freight cars were burned on the tracks
at Baudette, as well a- all the coal on
hand for the railway.
The fire came M Budd*n!y thai people In
Baudette and Fpooner, who had packed
vp. fearing such a contingency, did not
fc-'-t ii chance to save a thing.
Wild animals raced madly about the edge
of the tire, and then, contrary to their
J aOlts. turned and plunged Into the deep
;in<3 wide Rainy River and swam across to
< 'anada and safety. They followed the
human flight, Baal cattle Tikewist. released
li>- their owners at the approach of the
flames, fled to salety. Accompanying the
lion*-* were -hundreds of deer, caribou and
oft*' and in truth the cattle lay down
.% ::h the bears, wlidcats and timber wolves.
Many talea of suffering w«-r© brought in
iy aafißßßam Oscar Joi.iu»o-, v.liv &sd
three children stood five hours In the
Baudette River, ducking their head* when
the heat became too intense.
Escaped Death on White Pony.
Airs. K. C. Ragson, sixty years old. a
pioneer, who Ftoo^ hi a freight car In the
relief train, with her granddaughter In her
arm*, told of a white pony coming up to
her on the track, with' neck extended «nd
whinnying, as ir seeking aid. She called
the pony to her. and it stood still while she
mounted it, and together they went up the
railway track at high speed, while the for
est biased on both sides a* they flew along.
She say.-- she counted nine bodies along the
Winnipeg. Man.. Oct. 10.— The death list
consequent upon the forest fires along th*
border Is H^tltnated variously at from two
hundred to five "hundred persons. All
settler* in the district bounded by the
Rainy River and Lake of the Woods on the
north to twenty-five mile* south of Fort
Frances. Ont.. and from Spooner and Bau
dette. Minn., on the east, to Warroad.
Minn., on the we*t, who are not accounted
for, are believed to be dead, as there was
no known means of escape for them. For
a distance of fifty miles from Baudette
and the Rainy River west to Warroad the
woods were a solid mass of fire at last re
A terrific prairie fire is burning eight
miles east of Winnipeg along the line of
the Canadian Northern Railway, and trav
elling westward at a rapid rate. The fire
Is making the temperature of the city very
high. There la a wall of fire extending
across the prairie for eight miles at
Baudette. Minn.. Oct. 10. — Fifty-three
persons are known to be dead here as a
result of the forest fire, and the bodies
of two families of nine and five members,
respectively, were brought in here to-day.
Two cars of provisions have arrived and
a relief committee has been organized.
The towns of Roosevelt and Williams are
still li. danger.
Th^re hi n;»ed of provisions, clothes and
money As many as one thousand refugeee
have been taken south. Great alarm Is Bolt
Yt+re because of the few settlers arriving
from tht bjmed area south of Baudette.
Countess Pecorini Expected to
Testify Against Her.
K.eanore Lorraine Beattie. who is alleged
persoaated Mr? Margaret B.
Sterns, now the wife of Count Daniele
.;. I> J. head of the imperial
~- customs In Hong Kong, in order to
rMair. g<x>ds \-alued at nearly a thousand
trrma ihe Oorham Manufacturing
I orr.pany in May. 190 P. was placed on trial
vneterday ir the Criminal Branch of tha
» 'ovir! charged with gTand lar-
At tHe end of the day's session Miss
Eeattie protested tearfully against Justice
O'Gorman's refusal to continue the bond
of $2,000 under which she had been at lib
erty since her arrest in Europe, a year ago.
On the witness stand Harry E. Anderson,
the clerk li. the Gorham establishment
with whom Miss Beattie dealt on most of
her calls during th« four days preceding
her trip to Europe, told how she had ob
tained the goods which she is charged with
stealing. They included a $450 gold mesh
bag. a JI6T vanity box. a JIOO watch, an JSO
fob, a JIOS suitcase, with toilet equipment,
.md a travelling clock worth $34. On the
occasion of each purchase, according to
Anderson, Miss Brattle represented herself
a- Mr*. Sterns, whose account had been
dormant from the time of her marriage, on
November 22. 1907.
According to Michael Qulnn. a pawn
broker's clerk. Miss Beattie called at his
plare on May 21. 1»9. with the same gold
watch and lab obtained from the Gorham
Manufacturing Company two days before
and pawned them for $75, saying that she
needed $100 at once On the following mom
ing, before she sailed for Europe, she tried
to pawn a -old mesh bag. but Quinn said
h«» refused to receive It. although he had
s*en Miss Seattle la his place fifty times.
The Countess Pecorini Is said to be In
the city and is expected to testify at the
Mrs. Ford Suggests Savings to
Board of Education.
Tn an attempt to cut down the tentative
budget of the Board of Education Mrs M.
C. Ford, an expert in the Finance Depart
ment, was called in at the hearing by th«
Board of Estimate yesterday She fired
some pointed questions at City Superin
tendent Maxwell and Mr. Cook, the au
ditor. In some cases they acknowledged
that a cut could be made, but in others
stuck to the ordinal estimate.
Mr?. Ford said she was convinced after
a study of the budget that $4no,O<y> could be
taken from the allowance asked for teach
ers' salaries. The board's first request was
for enough money to pay for 370 additional
teachers. Superintendent Maxwell finally
said he might get along with 270 new
Attention was called by Mrs Ford to the
fart that while JTiO.OOO was asked for Baa
plies for training schools for 1911 there
:•-■►>" i»-<1 to be a balance in the training
school fund of $35.0n0. Mr. Cook explained
that it or.lv seemed to be there, and had
actually been used, but not paid out.
When President McAneny of the Bor
ough of Manhattan submitted his budget
estimate for next year it was found that
he had reduced the amount received this
year by 13.2 per cent. The deepest cuts
were made In the salary roll.
President McAneny suggested that if th*
Hoard of Estimate saw fit he would think
It wise to allow additional money for re
pairing the asphalt streets and various
public buildings which got in a bad state
In past administrations. It would be econ
omy, he said, to attend to these needs this
year If this money should be allowed the
budg»»t for the President of Manhattan
would still be 6.1 per cent below the figures
of this y«ar.
Intends to Devote Most of His
Time to Budget.
■ Mayor Gaynor returned to Me desk In
the City Hal! yesterday. He walked from
iii.« home to the Brooklyn end of the
; Brooklyn Bridge, and then boarded a trol
ley car lor the trip across the river. lie
Eeemed to be in good spirits again, show
ing the effect of his outing of the latter
part at last week at St. James.
With the exception of Columbus Day, the
Mayor hopes to put in a full week. He
presided for a short time at the budget
bearing and then tackled a lot of work
at his deck downstairs, being busy until
nearly 4 o'clock, when he started for home.
When the Miyor was asked if ere was
iinvthing ntw in the police situation, ho
replied that his mind was largely «K-cupied
with the budget at present.
'rosecutor. Feeling That Gaynor Is Out
of Danger, Will Go to Grand Jury.
According to reports la Jersey City.
James J. Gallagher, the assailant of Mayor
Gaynor. will be brought to trial noon.
Gallagher's cas« may b»- submitted to the
Hudson County Grand Jury the first part
of next week, as Prosecutor Garven. In
vi«w of Dr. ArllU's report, laoai that
Mayor Gaynor is out of danger.
Mr Garvrn bald that before laying the
matter before the grand jury he would
consult with Justice Bwajraa and be guided
entirely by wnat-tho Justice might bay.
If you don't register, don't talk about
whom you're going to vote for, because
you can't deliver the goods unless you
register. Do it to-day.
Supreme Court Appointments
Discussed, It Is Said.
The Senator Declares Republi
cans in This State Have
"Fighting Chance."
BHjvarty, afaaa Oct ■*.— a five hour«"
conf»rencp bftween President Taft and
Senator Kl!hu Root, of New York, caused
much spec;:!afi"n in Beverly to-day. Sen
ator Root arrived shortly before noon and
departed again f»r New York at 5 o'clock.
He would not discuss his visit to the Presi
dent in any way. As to New York State.
h» would no no further than to say that
the Republican? "have a fighting chance."
Senator Root perv^d as permanent chair
man of the Saratoga convention, succeed
ing Theodore Roosevelt, who acted as tem
porary chairman Regarding that conven
tion Mr. Root said that it did "the logical
thing." The Senator was not communi
cative and declined to go into details.
It was reported that President Taft had
stimmoned BenaiOT Root to the summer
capital to talk over prospective Supreme
Court appointments among other things.
This report led to a revival of the rumor
that Senator Root might himself become
a member of that high tribunal. The Sen
ator declared after hi? conference with the
President that, lik* all good citizens, he was
deeply interested in the Supreme Court, but
he would not say that his talk with the
President had had any relation to himself.
The reports regarding Senator Root have
gone £o far a.« to indicate that the chief
jupticeship might be tendered him. al
though It hap been believed for several
months that the President had only Charles
E. Hughes, who took his place on th©
bench to-day, in mind for that honor. In
none of his talk? recently has the Presi
dent indicated a change of mind on this
subject. Certainly Senator Root did noth
ing to-day to encourage the idea that he
is being considered for the Supreme Court
bench. He Is sixty-five years old, and it
wa* reported in Washington following the
appointment and confirmation of Justice
Lurton last winter that the President had
entered into a tacit agreement with the.
Judiciary Committee of the Senate that he
would not appoint any more justices to the
Supreme bench who were more than sixty
years old.
No Announcement Till Conaress Meets.
It also is cited here that. Justice Hughes
having been appointed from New York,
President Taft probably would not go to
that state for another judge at this time.
The President, however, does not feel
bound by any geographical or other obli
gations in making selecMons of the men
whom he regards as most eminently fitted
for the Supreme Court. It is his ambition
that his administration will stand out for
the character of his Judicial appointments.
He is canvassing the situation thoroughly,
has an open mind, is listening to all proper
suggestions and will not make any an
nouncement of his selections until Con
gress meets in December.
Besides the. Supreme Court appointments
and the political situation In New York
Btate. Senator Root and the President had
other thing* to talk about The Senator has
recently returned from The Hague, where
he acted as chief counsel for the United
Btatoß in the flaherkai dispute with New
foundland. He ta also one of the adminis
tration representatives, and consequently
one of the majority on the Ballingor-Pin
chot investigating committee. The majority
of this committee has not yet reported, al
though the four Democratic members and
Representative Madison, of Kansas. th« Re
publican insurgent, have submitted state
ments condemning the Secretary cf the In
Senator Root declared to-day that he did
not know just when the majority report
would be forthcoming. Senator Flint, of
California. still Is In Europe, and there can
be no meeting of the majority until he re
turns. In sailing last June Senator Flint let
it be> known that he would not allow the
Ballinger-Plnchot controversy to interfere
with his Bummer vacation. The other mem
t*>rf= of the committee do not know when
he will be back.
It was said to-night that Senator Root
and President Taft also discussed to-day
the part which Theodore Roosevelt Is to
play In the campaign? of this year and in
1912. Both were members of the Roosevelt
cabinet. Senator Root Is generally regarded
as a stanch Fupporter of the administra
tion. President Taft baa relied much on
him In getting his measures through Con
gress. When Senator Root went abroad last
summer and met Mr. Roosevelt In London
It wat" reported that he undoubtedly would
counteract many of the reports about the
Taft administration which had been carried
to the former President by Gifford Pine.hot
and others. Senator Root voted for and de
fended th« Payne Aldrtcn tariff law.
The Senator expressed the opinion that
th* old method of revising the tariff will
never be resorted to again. The revisions
of th«> future, in his opinion, will be sched
ule by schedule, as President Taft advo
A published report that President Taft id
going to Panama to block an alleged
Bchesae of capitalists to obtain a monopoly
of the ooal supply on the isthmus when the
canal Is opened was officially denied here
to-day. It was said that the President had
no information in regard to any such
scheme, and that if he went to Panama it
would be in connection with actual con
struction problems. It hi believed here now
that the President will make the trip in
Mr Tafff lam- 1 left foot kept him off the
golf links again this morning.
The trustee? of the North River Savings
Bank at ■ meeting yesterday afternoon
elected Adolpho Fischer an president, to
succeed Samuel I). Styles, who died last
July. The trustees also elected John H.
Felmea, first vice-president; Christian B.
Tietjen. second vice-president, and George
I Connett, secretary and treasurer.
>ST or STOLEN.— Bankbook No. r.7«.:«» of th«
(i«rman Savings Bank In the City Of New
York roriKT 4th »vf and 14th St.. Issue.! to
William Williams. All persons are cautioned
aiia. • -i lallrs* the sa.ni*. If not returned
tothe bank ob tli« HUh day of October. 1»1O. a
duDllr-at.- will t>* lsnued.
LOST — reaaaanli No. H7.us Issue a by tho
tnion Square Savings Bank, formerly th«»
Inntl'ution for lh< Pavings of Merchants"
t'lerk*. Finder will plea*« return it to th«
rx»HT Passbook No. llfl.3:. 1 lamif.l by th«
" Inlon Square Saving Han*, formerly th-»
Institution for the Savin** of Merchants'
Merks. Finder will plea-* return It to th«
book . _______
1...5T OK -Bankbook No. 44W.007 of
th« German Havings Bank In th« City of
%-,w York corner 4th »v and 14th »t.. u .-,l
Jo Hermann Albert Moneh or Sylvi* Monch.
All person, are cautioned against negotiating
th« . nm If not returned to the bank on the
M daj >•'■ November. 1«IO, a duplicate will
he liwueil. - —
LOST! •.!( STOLEN —Bankbook No. MT^U
of IB« German Pavings Bank, In the City of
New York. <-orn«-r 4th ay«. an.l 14th «' ■ i»au«<»
to ln«a Schneider. All per.on« i in- cautioned
t* th" .»n th* 3d an " > ; Kowmbor. 1810,
t.fth« !>ank on th« 2<J **J •' November, lttio,
■ duplicate w»'l t"- i»»'" ><J _______i
1 O^T OH STOLKN.— Bankbook Me. «44.«;;..
of the lUrVnan BavJ»w Bank In Oi. City of
New York corner -»lh **'•>• » nd " th »' ■ Iwue.l
io Son. Bfhutts All poroßoa are cautjone.l
?r,r b s;r rss srzz* l*s«?S3sa
a duplicate will bo U«u*<l : .
BANKIJOOK NO. 654,5.0. of the Lnlon Dint
tUvlnro Bank •• nilMing Any person hav
lne V claim to It .. herebr called upon to
; ,r«/>nl th« MM within ••« **$* or submit
to hovtae "aid pa«ab<x>k rjiui »-llr.i and a now
one lmni»d. ' -
I^._nankboolt No »lU'*» "*" k tar Sar
loa -'*<> 4th a*« Nj»« " rk . I'aymcat
»i ped I'iease return txwV to bank. _
Sembrich and Campanini Other
Notables on Big Liner.
Henry W. Taft. a brother of th» Presi
dent, arrived here yesterday with his wife
on the North German L4oyd liner George
Washington, from Bremen. Mr. and Mr-.
Taft. who were several months in Europe,
were invited by the German Emperor to
see the review of sixty thousand troops.
Mr. Tuft gave much attention to a study
of the German Empire, and waxed en
thusiastic yesterday over the thrift and
progress of the, country and the self-reli
ance and industry of the people. He said
he thought the great strides of the nation
to be among the reason* for the hostile
attitude of the English press toward that
"I found tho K:ilser an exceptionally in
telligent and interesting man." sai.l Mr.
Taft. "He ha? a keen and kindly interest
in America and the American people. He
Is a warm admirer of Mr. Roosevelt, and
when we talked of the colonel he said:
'There Is a man of ideas, who is not afraid
to say what he thinks.' ""
Mr. Taft expressed delight over the nom
ination of Mr. Stimson, and said he would
make an excelle-nt Governor.
Mme. Marcella Sembrii-h. the soprano,
who will start on a concert tour from Chi
cago in November, wa-s a passenger on the
Washington. She said she would give three
concerts at Carnegie flail in February and
that her tour would extend to the Paciftc
Cleofonte Campanini. the conductor, was
another passenger. He brought an English
vocabulary, which passed the custom? offi
cials, as the conductor said it was for per
sonal use only. He said he would, if neces
sary, give a bond that he would take It
back with him to Italy at the close of the
opera season at the Chicago Opera House.
The conductor said he had been accumu
lating a knowledge of English throughout
the summer at Carlsbad, and bestowed
sample* of it yesterday upon the ship news
reporters. He said he had conducted three
charity performances at Parma, in which
Mme. Tetrazzini sang, anU netted a Bum of
$5,000 for the beneficiary. He said he ex
pected to produce at Chicago on January 1
the new Strauss opera, "Der Rosehcava
The Washington also brought Miss Mari
etta Oily, who will appear in "The Whirl
wind"; Maximilian Morgenthau, Mrs. <\
Vanderbilt Cross. Mr. pnd Mrs. Ernst Thal
mann. Mackenzie King and Dr. Karl LJeb
Shot by Him Shortly Before Hi- Death.
She Seeks Larger Bequest.
Mrs. Wynetta Brady, widow of Arthur
Brady, of Golden's Bridge, appeared be
fore Surrogate Willard. at White Plains.
yesterday to oppose the probate of the will
of her husbana, who died soon after he shot
her last May. She alleges that her hus
band left an estate of more than $120,000.
cutting her off with $2,500. while the bulk
of his wealth is bequeathed to their son.
Arthur, four years old. Arthur Is to get
this money, according to the will, when he
is twenty-one. Mrs. Brady, however, in
sists that the bulk of the estate should ko
to her. and that she will fight for Its pos
Mrs Brady told of how she was shot by
her husband, who was twice her age. la«t
May and narrowly escaped with her life.
She said she had left the house to seek a
nurse to take care of her husband. When
UI6L cCe&r
$500.00 REWARD
for you if you find her. See
the November Number of
she returned, she said. she was sitting on
her horse outside the house, when her hus
band, who was sitting In his Invalid's chair
In the dining room, shot her through an
open door. She said her husband believed
he had killed her. Brady became morose,
and died soon after the shooting.
Big Political Gathering at Long
Branch Cheers Candidate.
[py Telegraph to Th* Tribune.)
Long Branch. N. J.. Oct. 10. — After a
speech lasting three-quarters of an hour.
Vivian M. Lewis, the Republican candidate
for Governor, held a reception In the Old
Port-au-Peck Hotel late this afternoon
prior to leaving this city for Lakewood.
where he spent the night before beginning
bis tour of Ocean County to-morrow.
To-day's meeting of the Republican lead
ers of Monmouth with Mr. Lewis and sev
eral of the state leaders was In many re
spects an innovation In political history.
While the six hundred men were enjoying
the good things usually found in a Pleasure
Bay clambake. Mr. Lewis and members of
his party were issuing statements regarding
the present campaign.
The Monmouth County executive com
mittee, under the leadership of Sheriff C.
E. T. Hetrick. had Interested every Re
publican leader in Old Monmouth. and when
all were seated within the Inclosed piazzas
of the Port-au-Peck Hotel, it represented
the largest political gathering ever held at
that pla.-e. even eclipsing the famous Joel
Karker hakes.
Sheriff Hetrick introduced Mr. Lewis,
who was received amid applause as "the
next Governor of New Jersey.'" Mr. Lew
is's speech was an informal one. He re
peated many of his former statements re
garding the platform and the record made
by the Republican party in the state since
coming Into power, and compared New Jer
sey to-day to the time when John W.
< iriggs was elected Governor.
Three Runaways from Albany
Glad To Be Sent Home Again.
"Holy smoke, but that was the fastest
ride we ever had in our threat We had
to cling to the cow catcher for dear life,
because when we went around a curve W*
nearly fell off. Besides, the wind was so
cold we -vere nearly frozen."
That wa? the way three boys who stole
a ride on the pilot of an engine in order
to get to K"w York to .seek work summed
up their experience after travelling ninety
mil^s over the Harlem road to North
White Plains on Sunday night.
The boy gave their names as Charles
Child, twelve: Thomas Funk, fourteen, and
Robert Marsh, sixteen years old. all of
Albany. They walked from Albany to
Chatham and from there to Hlllsdale Sta
tion, a distance of thirty miles, where they
got on the engine. Thomas Bressett. the
engineer, kept them at his home over
night, and yesterday morning they were
only too glad to be sent to their homes in
The New York Stock Exchange firm of
Mak-om ft Coombe was dissolved yester
day, owing to the d^ath of George I. Mu.l
com. the senior partner, who disappeared
about a wees. '»«<> His body was found in
Long Island Sound, off Fort Bctaytar, on
Sunuiiy. The business of the firm will be
continued at the same address. No. Ml
Broadway, by the surviving partners, who
have formed a copartnership under the
rame of T. G Coomfc-» & < o
Cholera Disrupts Schedules and
Spoils Steerage Business.
The epidemic of cholera along th* Mcdi- j
terranean and the presence of cholera In
this harbor on incoming liners and the i
strict quarantine maintained by the health j
officer at this port have disrupted steam
ship schedules and caii.<^d a big loss to i
several steamship lines with shi{>s In th*» ]
Mediterranean trade.
The steamship Cleveland, of tan Ham- 1
burg-American Line, which arrived on j
Sunday from Hamburg and was scheduled
to sail for Naples on Saturday, will have to j
abandon her Mediterranean trip and wilt j
go Instead to Hamburg. The steamship ]
Moltke. of the Hamburg-American Line. ;
which has been in Quarantine since last |
Tuesday, was scheduled to leave New York ]
for Naples on Saturday, but the discovery i
of what may be another case of cholera i
may detain her five days longer.
A steamship lying In port earn** nothing '
and is ar. expense to the owners. The j
Moltke has had to lie idle at Quarantine !
and to feed nine hundred immigrants held i
aboard for observation. •
The steamship Madonna, of the Fabre j
Lino, lost heavily In steerage trade BO- I
cause the cholera had prevented her calling i
at Naples. Instead of bringing over five j
or six hundred Italians she sailed from ■
Marseilles with only eight steerage pas- j
sengers, all of whom were French.
Surgeon General Wyman's Measures I
Approved by Public Health Service, i
Washington. Oct. 10.— Infantile par;£ysls !
li a quarantinable disease, and all cases
should be isolated, in the opinion of the '
members of the advisory ooarii of the hy- j
gienic laboratory of the Public Health and !
Marine Hospital Service, which conferred
to-day with Surgeon General Walter Wy
man. The board listened to reports on the
progress made in fighting tuberculosis, pel
lagra, infantile paralysis and cholera.
Surgeon General Wyman'a report on the.
work of the service to prevent the intro
duction of cholera into the United States
received unanimous approval. Upon the
length of the period of infectivity of chol
era carriers, which was discussed at length,
there was considerable difference of opin
ion. After listening to a report from As
sistant Surgeon General Lavendar. who re
cently made a study of pellagra in Italy,
the board decided to continue research into
the disease.

Rome, Oct. 10.— The official report on the
cholera for the last twenty-four hours
shows a total of twenty-three new cases,
of which eight occurred in the province of
Caserta. thirteen in the province of Naples,
one in Rome and on© in the province of
, Salerno. In the same period seven deaths
. occurred, of which two were In the prov
ince of Caserta and five In the province of
On Wednesday. Columbus Day. the Hudson
River Day Line will have its full holiday
schedule in effect, with a special return
excursion to West Point. Newburg. Poußh
keepsie and Kingston Point. The Baawknaa
Hudson will make the trip.
Register today! There are only three
days left, and you might have to go out
of town on the ether days. Do it to-day.
Court Sets Aside Agreement
Favoring the Father.
Justice Mr* 'all wet aside yesterday » «1—
■ rre»» Issued by acr»**nent entered tnlo b»»
! twooa Anna I^e'gh and h*r former haw"
I band. William R. I>>tsh. a magazine llluo
' trator.
Mia I>-igh obtained a. divorc* from her
j niiawnn l in Ocotber. MM The court awanl
! Ed the custody of th* child, * boy. awl
thre* yearn aM, Ca the mother. ah» asked
[ for no alimony, but I«*igh was ordered to
I pay to ha* ** a we«»k for the bor- Mrs.
! Lelg£ kept up h»r friendly relations witti
,I.»lßhf» mother. Mrs. Mary I-eish. of Port*
i mouth. Va.. and in Sfplcr.ber. W*. -«h»
was Induced to send her child to th» homo
I of his grandm'-ther. to b* plafl in -wrhool
there. At that time I.*i«h was in arrears
aw* for the support of tlie MM Mr*.
Veigb then received a letter r»Htn I:»r
nhf could not «*t h-r boy 88l unie*» alia
aKr»»d to accept SHt instead of the |3?0
due. and agreed to hay* the divorce de
.•r*e so amended that the father would
have th* custody of the child for six
months of the year.
Mrs. I^lgh wmte pleading letters. Uut
they ao*a unh»»<l<^l Then Mrs. L*t*Ch did
what her mother love actuated. She ac
cepted the proposition. It made Qtt ! " dtt-
I ference to her what it was so she regained
I her child. Leigh was not in thai city at
| the time, but through his lawyer sh»
arranged to have ' the dlTorce decree
1 amended.
The boy was »<»nt to this city with tS»
Jl*<» pinned to Mo coat and left at a law
' yer'st office, where the mother calle«s ff;r
: him. Fearing the father might try to kM
nap the boy. Mrs. Leigh taw been living
I under an assumed name and the boy has
been in school under that name.
i Mrs. Letch decided to have set aside th*
j amended deer** which she *»« driven into)
j approving, but she lacked | h money to en
! gage counsel. She Interested Mary Quack*
1 enbos. a lawyer, who took the rase out o*
i sympathy for the mother. The order oT
! Justice M • 'all was the result. Mrs. Leigli
! will move now to collect the money that \J
I still due from her former husband.

j Three Conditions Determins D?r'i
| Rate, Dr. Biggs Says.
: Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, medical of3cer "•
• ■ Department >■' Health of New Tor',«i
I City, lectured yesterday in the Horace
| Mann Auditorium on "The Development oa*
Public Health Work."
In New York City. Dr. Biggs said, th*.
three conditions which an* most apparent*
in the high death rat* areas are density oi;
j population, character of the- population an*
j the nativity of the par»nt».
In East 101 st street. Manhattan, there ar*
I 2.0 persona now living to the acre. an-*
* the death rate of th* city Is the hi*:- in
this section. The death rat© of the re-.
grot* In this city last year was -Ax. time*
I that of the whites, showing th* bearing of
the last two conditions upon the general
• rate of decease.
The death rate statistics are. generally
' speaking, a fair indication of the sasltar^
I conditions of a given area. Dr. Biggs said,
i but the vital statistics are often in error.
and for two reasons— first, they are oftoim
inaccurate, and. second, the ages taken a*
a standard are often those of middle ag*tl
persons, and this is not a fair test.
Tammany Hall members don't forgot
to register. Will you forget it. or will you
put it oft and then be prevented by sick-
I ness or absence on another registration
j day? Don't take the chance. Register
to-day, so you'll bo sure of your vote crt
| November 8-

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