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SENATOR J. P. DOLLIVER
DIES AT HIS IOWA HOI
Expires Suddenly While Physi
cian Is Counting His
AN INSURGENT LEADER
Long Represented His State in
Both Houses of Congress —
Opposed Payne -Aldrich
Tariff Law. . !
Fort Dodge. low. Oct. 15. — Senator
Jonathan P. Doiliver died at his home
here at 7^30 o'clock to-nisht. while one
of sis attending physicians. Dr. E. M..
Var. Patten, was oxriminirisr his heart
with a sr ethos cope.
His death followed an acute attack of
Stomach trouble which affected his
heart. His p!:;.-Fician announced to-
SENATOXI .7. I*. DOLLiyEIL
V fifed! at els 10-xa home last evening.
BJS&t that his death was directly due
to cilaiatin-n of the heart.
Senator Dolliver had to far recovered
Us strength as to be able to walk about )
his lawn. He had been up all day. and :
tt-afcht entered hi? sitting room for
the flafly consultation with his phyri
The Senator informed Dr. Van Patten ;
that be was feeling much improved, nd :
Cat he believed he had about recovered
vj E jjoj-jjjJ strength. Dr. Van Patten
cautioned Mm about b<^ming too
ar.xiouE to resume his work, and then
began the examination of the heart.
TvT.:;" making the examination the
physician kept up a conversation with
Senator Dolliver. and asked him how he
■was * f^V.r.z.
"I am really feeiir^ better than at any
ten* sir.cc my recent sickness."' he said.
"But I suppose- the wolves will be set
tending about my successor." and the
Senator laughed. He had frequently ex
presse* in a humorous manner his opin
ion of having his successor picked while
he Teas vet alive.
The pfcyEidaa continued his work with
the stethoscope, counting the beats of
the Senator's heart aloud. He was fre
quently interrupted by Senator Dolliver
with the declaration that he was un
able to hear his own heart.
When the physician had counted lour- <
teen beats he ir.forrr.ed the Senator.
"That's good." replied Mr Dolliver.
«-v. most I have been able to count was
The physician continued the examina
tion, and suddenly noticed that the
heart beats had ceased. He shook his |
stethoscope, believing: that it was d*>
fective bs some way. Again applying
hi*- instrument, he discovered that the
hizrt hsd ceased beating entirely.
The Senator had died without a strup
fie £.n<! without pain. No one except the
phv-sl"ian was in the room at the time,
Mrs Dolliver having Ftepped out just
befcre he rhysician br-gan his "x.-imina
ti*"a. M-s. Dnlliver was outside the door
and "ra? about to enter the room when
ficath overtook her husband. The phy*
fician irfrryn*.,} j> er t jj at tne senator l
had paswd avray during the examina
:.Trs. Doll!v« r c al( j to-ni?ht that the
Senator wnDe in Washington studied
tariff Bcfaedolea constantly far Into the
■ I *' " taking littJ. time to eat or sleep.
P^r-ator r>ol!iv«>r~int<je one of the 3ioft
teflSant campaigns in the history of the
Uidd> West »hen he Bought, and effected.
th» re-election of Beattor Allison, "the
rrard old man of the Mississippi Valley."
Governor Alh»rt B. Cumir.lnt was Mr. A
lisor/s opponent, and later succeeded th«
i^a^rac]* Senator, who died not long after
This l*ft Senator DoUiver. who had won
the e;ncere affection of *il Mr. Allison's
friends, the >ader of the powerful Allison
Jargon, a pl&s?* which he mta*ht easily have I
retained, but he preferred to Join the Cum
■■*■ fartion. possibly with the hope of
uniting (be party in his state.
In ISO's Senator Dolllvt was the choice
cf President Roosevelt and William H. Taft
for ',• Pnmlfleiiitsl candidate on the
ticket with Mr. Taft and would doubtless
have been nomiiiated and elected had not
hit friends persuaded him to stay away
from the Chicago convention.
Fought the Payne Tariff Law.
Having allied BSBMatt with the Cummins
fiction. It became necessary for Mr. Dolli- j
ver to take an advanced stand, which he :
£1(2 ass the Payne tariff bill was under
consideration. He made a ep^cial study of
tac textile schedules and conducted an
tamest fight to prevent those changes in
the cotton schedule ■Mi . sjavs finally
Xr Dollivex was one of the most brill
lam orators in his party, and it ie a ques
tion if he had ary effective rival on the
SSaaaa in either party He was one of the
ten insurgents who voted against the tariff
i..::. and he had attacked it and the ad-
BUBtatraUon bitterly on the stump in the
acaaaut campaign, having been in large
Continued on »ecaiid case.
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CROWD SAW "GAYNOR" OFF
And Pennsylvanian Accepted the
[Rv T*l«»rrn.s>h to Th» Tribune.]
Philadelphia. Oct. 15. — William J. Gay
nor. of Chester, Perm.. sailed from here
. for Europe to-day on an American Line
' steamship. Many persons, believing the
! Chester man was the Mayor of New
! York, collected at the South street pier.
It required the services of the police to
disperse the cheering crowd.
During all the excitement Graynor, who
• Is a small but stout son of Erin, stood
J upon the promenade deck and gracefully
I lifted hi? hat. accepting the homage
meant for his noted namesake. As the
I vessel left the dock he yelled to the
) crowd :
"Just wire the Mayor that you saw
• me. He'll be glad to know he is so
i popular in Philadelphia."
j BABIES HURT IN COLLISION '
j Wagon Bumps Car and Careens
Upon Their Carriages.
Three babies, sleeping in their go-carts
ior the sidewalk in front of No. 1425 |
! Madison avenue, were nearly killed
! yesterday afternoon by an electric de- j
j livery wagon which was racing down the ;
' hill north of East U»Oth street.
One of them. Florice Werblein. one
'■ rear old. of No. 1427 Madison avenue.
I was injured internally. Harold Dul
| bergcr. one year old. son of Dr. Louis L.
i Dulbergrer. of No. 142."» Madison avenue.
! was slightly injured about the head, and |
| was attended by Dr. Dulberger at home.
! Kate Weidner. seventeen years old. \
nursemaid for Dr. Pnlberger. was struck j
by the wagon and injured internally. i
Rosie Tieteihaum. fourteen months old.
of Nc. 14."1 Madison avenue, was cut
about the head.
The wagon bumped into a northbound i
ear as it raced down the hill, and the ]
Impact sent it careening into the gutter.
It mounted the curbing and ploughed j
into the three baby carriages. The
driver, James Burns, twenty-three years ■
old. of No. r»34 East SOth street, was
thrown to the sidewalk and was made ■
! RAID ON ALLEGED GAMBLERS
Two Arrests Made in West 88th
Captain Zimmerman, of the West
H*:th street station, raided an alleged
j rambling hou^e at No. 41' West SBth
! street shortly before midnight last night.
, Two arrests ■■■ ere made and sever
j roulette wheels and faro layouts were
Captain Zimmerman heard a week aeo |
that gambling was going on in the house i
at No. 42 West SSth street, and had his
detectives working on the case ever
since. Last night he succeeded in gain
ing entrance past the negro doorkeeper
by presenting a card bearing the name
of another gambling establishment.
The persons arrested were Joseph W.
Stem and George L. Davis. They were
charged with keeping a gambling house,
and were Taken to the West 100 th street I
station house, where they were locked
up for the night.
LABOR MAN JUMPS TO DEATH
J. G. O'Brien, While Delirious,
Leaps from Window of Home.
John G. O'Brien, a prominent labor
leader of New York City, died yesterday
at his home. No. 623 Fourth avenue. As
toria, as the result of an accident. He
had beon confined to his room for sev
eral days, and in a fit of delirium ran to
a window and jumped out. His head
struck the stone walk below, and his
neck was broken.
Mr. O'Brien was born in New York
City forty-eight years ago. He early
took an active part in the affairs of the
Bricklayers' Union, and five years ago
was chosen general secretary of the ex
ecutive committee. He leaves a wife and
E. H. SOTHERN DIVORCED
Virginia Harned, the Actress,
Gets Decree at Reno.
Reno, New. Oct. 15. — Virginia Harned
Botfaem, In—, received a decree of
divorce from Edward H. Sothem. the
actor, here to-day, on the grounds of
desertion and non-support. The suit
was not contested.
E. H. fiothern and Virginia Harned were
quietly married in Philadelphia In IS9S.
Miss I£arne<i was Mr. Sothern's leading
woman. the continued in that capacity
lor some years, and when they finally
"starred" separately Mr Bodura explain**!
it by saying that his wife did not care for
Finally in 1906 they separated, and ru
n>ors of impending divorce were rff*. Ac
tion was not brought, however, until 1908.
It Tra3 based entirely on incompatibility of
temperament. The decree was refused at
that lime on the ground that Miss Harned
was not a bona fld« resident of Nevada.
On bringing the second and succ«sssful suit
this fall 'he. claimed six months' residence
In the state.
Before going on the stage, about eeven
t£*n Fasts, a?o. Mi us Harned was married
and divorced. H«r first husband's name
OWE THEIR LIVES TO CANARY
Bird 'B Dying Song the Means of Saving
Man and Wife.
[U» T«rj*-nraph to Th«» Tribune ]
Stamford, Conn.. Oct. 15.— A canary
bird's death song saved the life of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Etero here last night.
Gas thrown off by a coal fire In the
kitchen range of their flat poisoned the
bird and it died a slow death, but Just
before the end came it burst forth into
Bong' weak though it was. but still aaf
nciently loud to awaken Mr. Etero.
He arose with a sense of suffocation,
but was able to reach a. window and call
for help Neighbors rushing Into the
apartment found him unconscious on the
floor and his wife, seemingly lifeless. In
bed in a room off the kitchen. Dr. Mead
was called and both recovered under
One of Etero's first thoughts on re
gaining consciousness was for the bird,
but it was found to be dead when it*
cage was taken to him.
OEWEVS AMERICAN WINE HOUSE
NEW-YORK. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1* 1010.-FIVE P\RTS-SINTY-TW< > PA< ,ES.
THE DIRIGIBLE AMERICA, WHICH STARTED OX ITS TRANSATLANTIC TRIP.
vivrxuiju iliJ BOTTOM OF AMERICA, SHOWING
VIEW OF UNDERBODT. SHOWING ENGINE COMPARTMENT. CABIN FOR CREW AND THE SUSPENDED LIFEBOAT. ' THE PROPELLERS.
(Copyright. 1910. by Edwin Levlck.) (Copyright. 1910. by Edwin Lerlck.)
THE AMERICA LEAVING ATLANTIC
CITY. JUST ABOUT TO RISE.
tCtaerrfcjat, 1910. by The American Pr^es Asso
GREAT FRAUDS CHARGED
BY DIRECTOR OF CENSUS
Returns from Many Western
Cities, Grossly Padded.
Says Mr. Durand.
WORST CASE IN TACOMA
33,296 Names Illegally Placed
en Rolls There — Minneapolis,
Seattle. Portland, Boise and
Fort Smith Also Named.
Washington, Oct. 15. — Amazed by the
enormous growth shown by the returns
of the new census for a number of West
ern cities. E. Dana Durand. Director of
the Census Bureau, ordered an investiga
tion, the results of which appeared in an
announcement to-night that gross frauds
had been perpetrated. Mr. Durand gave
out also a letter from President Taft, di
recting that persons Implicated in the al
leged frauds should be prosecuted.
Cities specifically mentioned as being
affected by the frauds are Tacoma.
Seattle and Aberdeen. Wash.; Portland,
Ore.; Minneapolis, Boise. Idaho, and Fort
Smith, Ark., but it is stated that there
are many others.
Th«» result of a second enumeration of
Tacoma was announced to-night. The
city shows a population of 52.972. an In
crease of 45.255. or 120 per cent over the
population of 1900.
The first figures turned in for Tacoma
were 116.268. In other words, the actual
population was padded to the extent of
33.296. which would have meant a fur
ther addition of 40 per cent.
These additions were made in thirty
four out of the seventy-three enumera
tion districts In Tacoma. In some of
these districts the number reported
proved to be several times greater than,
the actual population. In ten districts
the first enumeration showed 29,753
names, whereas the correct number was
found to be 11.<>46.
The statement issued by Mr. Durand
consists in the main of a letter from
himself address^ to Secretary Nagel of
the Department of Commerce and.La
bor, dated October 8. in which the whole
case is presented, and of a brief letter
from President Taft to Mr. Nagel of date
; of October 11-
President Orders Prosecutions.
The letter of President Taft follows:
Beverly, Mass.. October 11. 1910.
I have read Director Durand's letter
and agree with him that It ought to b«
published. Th* cases of all those who
appear to have violated the law should
b« Investigated by the grand Jury. and.
if sufficient evidence Is found to Justify
It. they should be Indicted and prose
! cuted at once. Nothing will so conduce
to securing a proper census as the prose
cution of those who attempt a fraud upon
the. law. I am led to believe that th«
resent census has been much freer
from attempted frauds than any pre
vious census, but th*- Instances cited by
Mr. Durand are sufficient to require the
utmost vigilance to bring fho S .. who
have violated the law to Justice and
proper punishmcnt^^ncerely '-
The Hon. Charles Nagel. Secretary of
Commerce and Labor
Durand Explains Padding.
Th* letter of Director Durand, also
addressed to Secretary Nagel. Bays that
attempted "padding" of the census w lw
brought about mainly through the use
of slips printed by private. Individuals
and containing the census questions.
These were distributed very generally
on street corners and elsewhere, and
were filled out by thousands of persona
Continued ••" third ■—
The mmmt deMghtful and i-omfortahle one-
I I umaal v Hudson River Day Line
WALTER WELLMAN. LEADER OF THE
(CoDyrt^ht. 1910. by Paul Thr-mps<-n.l
TAFT 10 AID SffllSON
President Will Ask Cabinet Mem
bers to Speak Here.
BANNARD TALK AUTHORIZED
Mr. Taft Takes No Stock in Sto
ries That Roosevelt Will
Run in 1912.
Beverly. Mass.. Oct. 15.— President
Taft is going to do all he can to help
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt win victory
for the Republican state t'eker in New
York. This fa^t was male evident here
to-nieht. wh<->n it became known that
the President would ask two or three
members nf his rabinot to so to New
York and assist In th» campaign there.
It also became known here to-day that
Otto T Bannard and the other Repub
lican leaders who declared in New York
last night that President Taft would not
consider a vote for Henry L Ptimpon. the
Republican nominee for Governor, as a
vote in any way affecting his own candi
dacy in 1912. did so with the direct au
thority of the President.
Mr. Taft. it la said, takes absolutely
no stork in the stories that have been
circulated that Mr. Roosevelt will op
pose him as a candidate in 1912. The
matter has been brought to his attention
by a number of callers during the sum
mer, but the President has laughed away
the suggestions. ( "her? close to the ad
ministration do not share the President's
view. The President decline? to dlacuas
the possibilities of the situation from
Secretary N'ag p l ot the Department of
Commerce and Labor. Attorr •
Wfckersham and Secretary Wilson of the
Department of Agriculture may be the
Cabinet officers selected to R" to N< W
York. Secretary Nagel is also to be
called on to help out in Ohio. Secretary
Wilson, if he goes to New York, would
be used up the state.
Presumably President Taft is not tak
ing an active part in the campaign. It
ia asserted in Beverly, however, tiiar the
Taft influence practically sa\-ed the day
for Mr. Roosevelt at Saratoga. Now. it
is said, the President is once more com
ing to the rescue by the authorized an
nouncement that he does not consider
votes for BtJmaon as meaning vot<
Roosevelt in 1912.
Mr Bannard. who made the announce
ment regarding the President's attitude
in the New York State fight, was a re
cent overnight guest at the summer
White Bouse. It is said that there has
been a still more recent exchange of
telegrams between him and the Presi
Whatever President Taft's ambitions
are, he Is not going to allow any such
consideration to endanger Republican
BUI I lias in New York Suite if he can help
it Mr. Taft unquestionably will be
sought by the New York leaders when
he goes to New York City next week. It
is not believed that he will allow him
self to be quoted in any way. but his
every utterance will be taken advantage
of by the leaders In defining his attitude.
EX-SENATOR OWENS VERY ILL.
Ex-Senator ••jimmy" Owens si dangerous
ly 111 at his home. No. ah East 12uth street.
Buffering from blood poison. Late lam night
It was said that the Senator hnti passed a
very bad day and that he was sinking rap
idly. Mr Owens was taken 11! three weeks
ago while attending the encampment of thu
Grand Army of the Republic at Atlantic
Cly A ph>>' cian w hom he hail vi^it f <1 there
advised Ills immediate return io New York.
LONG ISLAND THRONGS
CHER FOR SIIMSON
Candidate Gets Enthusiastic
Welcome First Day of
MANY SPEECHES FROM TRAIN
Promises to Carry Out Hughes "s
Policies — Defends Roosevelt
and Says Tammany Is
[By Telaaraali b> The Tribun- ]
Southampton. Long Island. Oct. 15.—
H^nry L. Ptimson. the Republican can
didate for Gnvermr. began his state
campaign to-day with a trip along the
south shore of Long Island, stopping at
a ac >re ol places luring the day and
winding up with a speech at Botrth
hamptnn late in the afternoon and an
other at Sag Harbor in the evening.
As he had promised, he started right
in to get acquainted with the people and
made them acquainted with him. His
es, brief for the most part and
made from the rear platform of his spe
cial train, were pointed with telling con
trast of Republican and Tammany meth
ods and enlivened by warm praise for
Governor Hughes and a spirited defence
of Mr. Roosevelt against the attacks
of Mr Dix. whom lie characterized as
"this unstart. this romance of Charles
At every stop he declared his firm
intention to continue the policies of
Governor Hughes, who. he said, had
made this state the envy of the whole
country. The Republican party, he said,
could stand with safety upon the hon
esty, the integrity and the foresight of
his administration. And against this
he contrasted the offering of the Demo
crats, "a ticket nominated in Room 212
in the hotel at Rochester, the headquar
ters of the Democratic convention, un
i der the hat of Charles F. Murphy."
Calls Dix Murphy's Nominee.
Repeatedly Mr. Stimaon drove it home
that Dix was the nominee of Murphy
and that if he were elected the admin
istration of the state would be a Tam
many administration. To show what
that would mean he quoted from the
records of the trial of Ekene. the Demo
cratic State Engineer, in Albany, and j
read the statement of Skene's counsel |
that the graft in the State Engineer's
tlt-partmeni was directly due to O'Neil.
whose appointment as Skene's deputy
Charles F. Murphy forced. Carrying
out his criticism of Tammany methods.
"One of the issues raised against Gov
ernor Hushes is the issue of extrava
gance. I have calle-1 upon my opponent.
Mr. Dix. to specify, and I shah do it
right through this campaign, to put his
tinger on a single instance of extrava
gance in specific language where money
baa bean uaed that did not go for th«
benefit of the taxpayer along the lines
that It should go.
"Can the SBOM thing be said of Tam
many Hall? Why, during the last
twelve yean that New York City has
been a consolidated city its budget of
expenditures has increased 110 per cent,
and in that time in the state. in spite of
all the additions we have been making,
in spite of our canal policy, in spite of '
our highway policy. in spite of all our !
new hospitals and new buildings which
Governor Hughes has erected. it has
only Increased rtri per cent."
Meets Commuters Going to Work.
The day's work began In Long Island
City before 0 o'clock, when commuters,
hurrying through the Long Island Rail
road station stopped to board Mr. Stlm
■on's special train and shake hands with
him and. wish him success. The train
* mi! i mint .is around »aen.
FRENCH AVIATOR KILLS GIRL
Steered Machine Into Crowd —
One Dead, Several Hurt.
Limoges. France. Oct. 15.— M. Baillod. |
a monoplanist, in attempting a flight
here to-day, steered his machine into a
crowd, killing a girl and injuring sev
eral other persons.
MOTHER OF 27 DIVORCED
Says She Can Support All of Her
Children, Not Her Husband.
rrv- TMaanal to rat Tribune]
New Haven. Oct. 15.— Mrs. Ro?anna
Green, who said she was the mother of
twenty-seven children, to-day received
a divorce in the prior Court. She
said that she could take care of the chil
\ dren, but that she had grown tired of
trying to support her husband, George
On the witness stand Mrs. Green said
that her husband drank to excess, once
tried to cut her throat with a razor and
beat her when he was drunk.
Judge Reed granted the divorce, but
, said Green might tell his story next Fri-
I day if he desired a hearing. His wife
said that she did not wish to ask for ali
LOST AND MEMORY GONE
Ag-ed Woman Found Wandering-,
in Street, Her Mind a Blank.
An aged woman, who said she was
Mrs. Annie Russell, was brought before
I Magistrate Murphy, in the women's night
court, last night. She had lost her way
and had been found by Patrolman
Hughes, of the John street station, who
saw her wandering along Pearl street.
Magistrate Murphy tried in vain to re
call the wandering memory of the aged
woman, and finally he §•▼« her into the
charge of Hiss Margaret Luther, who is
connected with the Florence Crittenton
Mission, at No. 21 Bleeefcer street.
Miss Luther promised to make every
effort to find the old woman's home.
AUTO SMASHES INTO SHOP
Machine Starts of Itself, After
Cranking , with Boy in It.
An automobile that started of itself
after its chauffeur. Leo Whitehad. of No. j
; 146 East 60th street, cranked it. crashed
! into the window of the florist's shop at \
j No. 765 Lexington avenue last night. ;
after indulging in various antics.
With that exploit its mad career cam- j
to an end. for the position into which it |
I thus worked itself in the florist's window !
! gave Whitehead a chance to jump aboard, !
I and he soon put on the emergency brakes
! and shut off the power.
The florists. Miss Elfrieda Horn and
Miss Evelyn A. Hess, estimated the loss
of the plate glass window and the dam
age to flowers, plants, show cases and
vases at S"'"" 1
The chauffeur said the owner of the
car was Gustav Basatsr. of No. 369 Alex
arfder avenue. His three-year-old son.
Gustav, Jr.. was In the car when White- j
head cranked it. The car zigzagged In
the street before plunging into the shop
window told the police that a col
■^Tiitehead told the police fhat a COl
lision earlier In the day doubtless had |
loosened the notch on the reverse shaft,
and the notch fell when he cranked the j
JUDGE'S THEORY SHATTERED
Couple He Enjoined from Speak
ing Fail to Agree.
[Kr Telegraph to The Tribunal
Poughkeepsie. N. Y. Oct. 15.— Justice
Morschauser's belief that absence makes
the heart grow fonder has been shat
tered. James Turner, a prosperous
Pawling farmer, whom the court en-
Joined from speaking to his wife for a
month, in hopes that he and she would
make up. will continue to live alone.
Turner and his wife met in court before
Justice Morschaus«er to-day, but Instead
of falling into each other's arms they
did not even pass the time of -lay Con
trary to the court's expectation that they
would make up. they have vowed to live
apart. Justice Morschausor then set the
case down for trial next Saturday.
"I'm afraid for my very life when that
man's around." said Mrs. Turner.
"I'm afraid to g» into the house when
she's there." said Turner.
"I see there no chance for a recon
ciliation her>. ' said Justice Morschauaer.
"My plan failed, but not because of lack
of a proper test."
Turner will continue to live in his
bungalow over the Connecticut line. Mrs.
Turner and her daughter will live on the
old Pawling farm. :
TO WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES.
Philadelphia. Oer. 17 and IS. via New Jer
' ney Central. Two Hour Train even Hour
on the Hour. W .'^<i St. 10 minutes earlier.
Trains leaving Liberty St. 1! a. m. and l:
noon will atop at Huntingdon St.. nearest
station to grounds »4 hlrrfcsi. Diner on
: noon train. Leave Huntingdon St 3:OS p.
|m.. arrive New York 7:00 p. in. Diner At
tached.—Ad vt. . i- ; . i~< „ ' -.
• VHU X FIVE CENTS.
Twenty-four Miles from New
York Last Night. After
-ALL WELL" HIS REPORT
Big Dirigible America Keeps in
Touch with Land by
Wireless at Brief
After Ions; delays, which had mad*
many persons skeptical. Walter Well
man. of Chicago, with his intrepid ere-*-.
sailed away from Atlantic City throng*
the air yesterday morning la as eCcrt
to reach Europe in the dirigible bailees
The start was accomplished in a densa
fog. but under weather conditions which
Melvln Vaniman. the chief engineer of
the expedition, described as tie moat
favorable that could be desired.
i Leaving Atlantic City a minute or so
after S o'clock in the morning, the party,
after experiencing; some slight motor
trouble, sailed along the coast through
the foe; all day. and at 6:f*> p. m. the
America was reported five miles south
east of the Scotland Lightship, approxi
mately eighty miles from the starting
point. Speed had been reduced to fifteen
miles an hour, and everything was re
ported Is be shipshape.
Since the machinery has been solas
steadily, fifteen knots seems to tew*
be«»n the average speed maintained,
though an earlier dispatch said the*
America was being driven at a rate of
fifteen miles. Provided this rate Is
maintained the dirigible should safe*
360 knots, or 4-V> miles a day.
If the coast line is followed the nest
report should come from somewhere off
the southern Long Island coast. Nan
tucket. Mass . Sable Island, off the coast
of Nova Scotia, and finally Cape Race.
the easternmost point of. Newfoundland,
are other stations from which news of
the America may be expected.
Cape Race is 3.V* miles from Sab!*
Island and 1.100 miles from Atlantic
City. It is lust possible, however, that
the air navigators may strike out from
the coast straight for Nova Scotia, thus
cutting off considerable distance from
the coastwise route.
Some alarm was expressed in a 1 -<*-
less message during the afternoon. **■■
the America picked up a, warning to
'gators that a hurricane was com
ing up the coast from Cuba, but the
Weather Bureau at Washington Issued a
reassuring statement to- the effect that
the storm would not reach the open sea
! until Tuesday. IT at aIL
High hopes are entertained by the
friends of the doughty air navigators
that their voyage will prove an epoch in
the annals of transatlantic travel. Both
Mrs. Wellman and Mrs Vaniman. who
are at Atlantic City, said last night that
they wer«» absolutely sure their hus
bands would be successful la their diffi
Confidence in Succsss.
Joseph W. Salus, president of MM sya
dicate which is icing the enterprise.
expressed equal faith in a wireless mes
sage which he sent to th» v»ntur inassi
travellers when it became apparent that
what had been scheduled a3 a trial trip
was converted into an attempt to dash
across the ocean through the air.
Wellman was exceedingly chagrined ny
the adverse criticism which his long- de
lay had aroused in newspapers all over
the country, and in an Interview last
night at Atlantic City his wi?e echoed
i his sentiments.
"For the newspapers which have teen
so cruel." she said. "1 can take consola
tion in the fact that before they thought
! men could fly they hounded poor old
I Langley into his grave, and all Franca
rang with denunciation of Wilbur
TV* right the morning he flrnt took the
i air. Mr. Wellman did not let the ■«■•>
papers crowd him out la weather that
was not the kind he needed, and did act
delay past the hour that such weather
"I am not worrying. I know how pa
tiently every detail of the America ha 3
De «. n worked out to do the things ex
pected of it. I have no fear of the
Mr- Vaniman, wife of WeUmaa's
| partner in the enterprise, was equally
Mrs. Vaniman Not Worried.
"I'm not anxious. she said. '"I'm go
ing to have a good sleep to-night and
i pal ready for Melvin's message asking
me to Join htm somewhere hi Europe.
:pr bah ■ France. We have our factory
: near Paris, and it is to that we fail
i turn as scon as this trip is over, for
| Melvin's predominating hope is to re
habilitate the dirigible to the place frora
which aeroplanes have been crowding
It. and to demonstrate that it is to be
the liner of the air. Melvln believes t!l *
dirigible will prove the real airship for
The start of the trip came as a sur
prise to the people of Atlantic City, yet
fully a thousand persons witnessed the
jcet-away. an.l thousands of others
crowded the pier and waterfront, tola?
to get a sight of it aloft or to hear
something of the wireless message* that
were being received at the wireless sta
tion at that point.
Wh-n sighted by the Coamo. of the
New York and Porto Rico Steamship
Company, inward bound, the America
«as within twenty-four miles si Sew
York City and apparently continuing her
course up the Atlantic Coast, headed
northeast, with the British Isles as her
The America was about a quarter of
a mile away when sighted by the Coamo.
and was very near the water The
operator in the balloon flashed the
i Coamo's operator that all was well and
they were making fine progress.
From Sandy Hook, four miles north
west of Scotland Lightship, to Ahseeom
Light, at Atlantic City. Is eighty-two
miles, so that Wellman had travelled
about eighty miles of his three thousand
mile Journey, though the A merle* a*.!
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