various heads of the express companies
*Mii his T^a^e treaty, and got them to
piim it in the form of a letter addressed
ir. himself. The inter reads as fol
"Henry X Towne. Esq., President.
■■nnmnts' Association of New York.
Haw Tor* City.
"Dear Sir: We are \rillinc to take
r»ack our employe? who are on strike.
"Whether or not they have Joined a
union, leaguing the right, however, to
Recline to take back any of them.
whetlifr they be members of a union or
siot, vrho nay havr committed or in
«ited acts of violence arid hostility
•Thnse of our companies whose em
ployee have raised a question ooncern
ir-p their heur? of pmpioym^nt or rate
of Tt-a^Pfc will agree, after the men re
pume work, at oaoe to take up these
questions with their employes, or with
rommitters of them, for Use purpose of
reaching a Fettlemcr.t whicli shall be
.lust and satisfactory to both parties,
t. ith the understanding that the former
hours and rates of wa«res shall continue
la r#,r. ■■tl December ] next, ■■ that
on that date any changes mutually
arre-d upon shall then become effective
Toon very truly.
"ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY.
TT. m Barrett. President.
•"AHERICAX EXFn COMPANY.
IT S. Julier. Vice- President.
•NATIONAL EXPRESS COMPANY.
T. N Smith. General faaag«r
•TMTEP STATES EXPRESS COM-
Prank H. Ptett. Dir-ctor.
•^ri-LT.S. FABGSO & [PANT
TT. A. Stedmaa. Vlce-PresWent.
•X»w York. Nov. if.. :?i<i."
Drivers* Representatives Sign.
Th» uprerment of the strike commit
t* 1 " was drawn and f-iemrd by its mem
b»r? bs follow?:
"Th»"* undersimed. » committee repre
fntms the employes of thr npr^ss com
■pt>pi»* whirli .lohi in tbe arnrxrd letter
1" >!r Tnw-nr. li«-reby receive the terms
*-f the said letter In settlement of th«
**nk» and advise the said employes to
TT'in" thereon at once and end
• h«- <=TiV«\ "^Ve proposed these same
terms tnroueh tii* Mayor last Friday
«nt hi* reotiest. nnd adhere to them now
jst his request.
•T»AN7ET. P. O'CONNOR "'"Adams
►JAMES «;. ACKERMAN. of rnited
Ftates ExpTesa Company.
••JAITE? W. DONNEL.LY, of vTells
rtirro A- Co."
Commenting °ri the Mayor's eulofr:,- of
Mr. Towne. the latter said last nlfrht:
•The Mayor is -entirely too compli-
Tnertary. T simply met the various offl
*-Jals of the express companies t«>-day,
r-.v.d after Fubmittinc Ihr proposition we
t»'ked matter* over pleasantly. I found
The company officials eminently fair and
»« anxious to settle the strike as Mayor
A truce of forty-e:sht hours before
■^hkinr n'tion on callir.fr a neral strike
of Teamsters was prrar.ted by the labor
\ leaders Wednesday cislit at the request
cf .lame<« McManus, a <-onciliu.tor of the
yr.Tir B^ard of Mediation and Arbitra
■Jion. in, v jew of development? promised
•'•rsTmizcr Ashton Intimated yesterday
TiK.rninc that a settlement v.a« Hkcly,
*tv*. isvj^d a sijmed statement to the
public in regard to the letter which the
• j.rr*'** companies sent to yesterday's
Sympathetic Strike* Forbidden.
"The express"companies in their letter
to Mr. Henr^' R- Towne. president of the
Merchants' Association," it said, "lay
pr^at stress upon the gTeat responsibili-
Ties of the drivers of their wagons, and
■sstone that if they entered into an
Mirrraent with the Inte-rnatior.nl Broth
erhood of Teamster* their business
v.oulo be Interrupted through sym
paihetie Btrjken with other unions.
"I wish to <liHp«!l any such erroneous
lde« from the fertile brains of the in
dividuals who Invented thr supposition,
s- 1 i-an truthfully s:u.t«- that no union
driver working under union conditions
h«s ever been called out on (sympathetic
Mrik*- in New York, and that our con
stitution forbids su< h action, ar.d we
t-onsider Trad<- agreements sacred under
nn> Atnd all conditions."
• • -
City to FigM . -» Petition
The ]/otitHm Elates that the Adams
company has f«»r fifty years Wti en-
i<£ si «'ommon carrier of expre«;«
matter «nd is under t-ontract with th<
»ri!Tiient f> transmit money between
■Washingion and New York City. As a
ror.imoii carrier it is subjf-<-t to the art
of <"r>njrrej?s. aprr-v-d February ■*. I^B7.
an art to rejnilatr fomnifrif. Tlk> '■nd<
r-T ordinances of thitf «-ity provide? for
Iterating driven; and v.. icons which may
t»e des-.jrr.ated sls piiiiii'- expre^^, th*-
in th° r ; f the 'vjFinesp of th»
jtrjaw rnmpany. th«- i«»titior. .oniinues.
Hir -"aeons <-olWt from shi})i»ers in the
of express niafter without discrimina
tion rr dlsttnctkm b< tw^r, domestic and
iTii«-n?tat<e shipnt'nts. It is impraeUcable
-'• fcegrepate «jome?tir from interstate
f-hSpment*. and the petitioner pays that
tar many years an arran;ement has ex
isted between the express companies
and the license hure.au by which the
companies took out a certain number of
licenses for It* Ka*"ni and driver* en
caped In domestic business, and that
the company has always stood ready to
conform to the ordinances so far as they
relate to city business.
"But your petitioner alleges that the
ordinances do not apply to the com
pany, it? waarons and driver* engaged In
in interstate transportation of packages.
parceJs or- money within and through the
City of New York." the petition states.
' The estimated value of the company's
city business is criven in the petition as
52.000 a day.
The companies Issued a statement yes
terday morning in which they contended
that it had heretofore been the city's
uniform position that the ordinance was
invalid as to T»agon» rnpa^ed in inter
state commerce, at least since Georpc
L,. Rives, former Corporation Counsel.
wTote an official opinion to that effect
t^veral years ago. The companies de
csaresl that the effort to contest the
validity of the ordinance was not being
mado to avoid the little payments de
manded, but because the prompt pro
curement of th- needed licenses was im
possible. It was paid that the question
would probably be thrashed out in the
courts whether the old men returned to
v r,rk or not
Licenses were granted yesterday for
ISO wagons of the American Express
Company and thirty for wagons of the
National Express Company. About 130
spplirants for expressmen's licenses ap
peared st the license bureau In the City
Hall yesterday. Each applicant was
asked to ■newer a long list of questions
as to his antecedents and whether he
was a professional strike breaker or had
erer bean convicted of a criminal of
fence. Two citizens are required to m
dorse each application. The applica
tions wore withheld pendinc a consid
eration of the men's answers and a quiz
cf the indorsers.
Strike Spreads to the Drivers.
Th* Ptrik" spread yesterday to the
chauffeurs and conductors on the Fifth
avenue "buses and about 2 Oft drivers
of the Curtis-Blaisdell Coal Company.
Several drivers of -he Horton lee Cream
Company in Harlem alao joined tho
strikers. None of these companies at
tcnu>t<-d to send out any of their rolling
stock duriner the day.
Rioting and attacks on the express
company wagons continued during the
day. but there wen not as many as the
day before. The polios found a deserted
wag»n of the Adams Express Company
on 67th street, between Park and Lex
ington avenue, loaded with bundles
which had been opened and despoiled' of
part of their contents. A wagon be
longing to th« United States Express
Company nt found deserted on Avenue
A. The men on the wagons had been at
tack* and frightened away.
There was a lively encounter between
four men on an Adams wagon and a
crowd of strikers at Seventh avenue and
48th street ■ -.••■■-.■ afternoon. The
strike breekers were Betting the worst of
it. and would have been pulled from the
wagon into the hands of the crowd if
the reserves from the "W«st 47th street
station had not arrived and charged the
strikers with their night sticks The
crowd fought the police for some time,
and there were many battered heads and
five prisoners taken as a result of the
Grocery Driver Uses Revolver.
Serious rioting followed the attempt
of the Park & TUford firm to move their
wagons. One of the wagons was at
tacked at 4'Jih street and Seventh ave
nue, and the driver, John Beck, drew a
revolver, and after firing several shots
In the air to frighten the strikers he
fired on* 1 low which struck the sidewalk
and. deflecting, lodged in the thigh of
Charles A. Polk, a tailor, who had had
no i>art in the attack. The crowd scat
tered when they saw Beck meant busi
ness with his revolver. Polk was not
Several of the Park & Tilford wagons
•en attacked in different parts of the
city, the drivers beaten and the wagons
overturned in be street-
It is hard to tell just where the strik
ing Kfeab chauffeurs stand in view of
the settlement of the express drivers'
strike. They took the opportunity to
make demands of their own and declared
that they were not striking essentially
in sympathy with the express drivers.
It is doubtful if the teamsters will sym
pathize with them now, and they will
have to go it alone or all seek re-employ
ment. Several fun -•• of them returned
to work yesterday, it was said, but that
still leavee as many more on strike.
None of the large taxicab companies
attempted to move their cabs yesterday
with the exception of three or four,
which started out from the garage of
the New York Transportation Company
on Eighth avenue, near the teamsters*
strike headquarters at 4Sth street. They
received such a warm reception at the
hands of the etr'kers near by that the
ch;-.uffeur= turned around and -went right
MINUTE MEN MEMORIAL
President Taft Approves of Marking
Birthplace of American Liberty.
Lexinston. MaFF-. Nov. 10. — A committee
of thr Lexington Minute Men to-day
made public *» letter from President Taft
common Jinc the project of The minute men
to erect a memorial armory to - irk the
ba.ttlen«?l<l of I>rxinKton a? the "birthplace
of American liberty." The letter from
Preside*?! Taft wa« in part as follows:
lr seems to nu- that the erection of such
a Tn*Tr<<rwl will \*> most appropriate. 1 am
d^pi v interested In the work and hope for
it- li'.tir-iate a:»d that you will Hue
<-ee«l In raisins: a fond large enough t"
l>ui!d «< tuitabl' armory, not only as a
memorial but t>:ie that will be useful to tne
state a? weM.
Mrs Taft head? the list of patronesses
of a winter <~arntval to ... heM here in
Janoarr in the Interest of the armory funO.
BUMPER CROP YEAR
Production 9.1 Per Cent Larger than
Five- Year Average.
Wa^hiiiKton. Nov. 10.— Bumper 'Tops, led
hy rum with the greatest harvest ever
gathered, were procured by the farmery of
the 1 nited States during this year. In a
c«*!iera.l rcvicv. of crop MOBS issued !••
«iay, the Htireau of Rtatistlcs ■' the T>e
•nartm'tit of Ajrricukure Kay*:
"Tl"; harvest* of 1310 have i.em
tiraUy completed, with results' . Deadtasj
tht expectation* ... Ins period.
Preliminary estimate? ha".- Been made of
the production "f m>nn of the. important
crors. from T-hl'-h if iipp-ar* that i lie a*
gTepa'*- rro-iu' ti<>» of crops in J 9lO *tre
a;>rro>-im«it<-ly 7.6 per rent greater ihan th'
crops of I*"V, ■nd about I I per «-ent
greater than the averse annual hMtieci
of the precdinc fly« years. Pri^e* for
Important crop* averaged mi November 1
about 0 4 pcz- cent lower than a year *%•■ "
*fcw-Yr>RK DAILY TRIBUNE. I »[»'"• XQVjftiBEB 11.
STRIKERS HOLD MEETING
Representative of Federation of
Labor Warmiv Received.
LOCAL LEADERS ALSO SPEAK
Express Drivers Decide Condi
tionally to Accept Mayor's
There wasn't room for even on* more
man at a meeting of striking drivers in
Eldorado Hall last night when "William H.
A!«^ton. general organizer of the Team
sters' Brotherhood, called for order. Hush
Frayne, greneraJ organizer of tiic American
Federation of Labor, and a personal friend
of President Samuel Gompers, was the
principal speaker. He bad such a hard
time to ret himself heard that he sat
down, and apparently gave M up. but the
crowd shouted and cheered so lone that he
jumped up and went at it again.
He told the men that, their pay sjafl condi
tions of labor were not what they should
be, and after denouncing the agencies
•which Import strike breakers into this city,
he declared that, contrary to the advertise
ments of the.«e agencies that there are, not.
enough workmen hi greater New York, this
city was overcrowded with workmen who
could • of find a Job and were walking the
streets* day and night
Mr. Frayne told th« strikers that the
convention of tho American Federation of
Labor at St. Louis on November 14 will
start a campaign for the parcels poet, say
ing that labor cxpnets to get satisfaction
out of a Congress whose lower House has
recently changed its complexion. He in
sisted that ■..---.- companies enjoyed
federal privileges too long. He evoked
great, applause when lie pictured the a I
vantages which would come to the drivers
of government parcels post wagons with
shorter hours and more pay. Uncle Sam.
hr said, rarely ever lets Ms men go out on
strike. Establishment of the parcels post,
he declared, would not rob men of cm
ptoyment but on the contrary would make
more and better work for union ri -n to
Other =ak"- ; were Michael Kogan.
chairman of the joint executive council of
the Express Drivers and Helpers- of New
York City. He said that the fines on chauf
feurs arc so unjust that many times a man
who has worked all the week discovers
that when payday comes be owes his em
ployer for broken springs, lamps, etc. He
was Interrupted by laughter and cheers
when Ik said that very soon the chauffeurs
will have to pay for car bodies to renew
the old worn out or,. which they had been
driving for three or four years.
Joseph Murphy, secretary of the Team
sters' Union, whose head was cut open in
a mix-up at Eighth avenue and Bsth street
yesterday afternoon, -ailed on all the men
at the •: ••tine to tumble out of bed at 5
o'clock this morning and do picket duty.
He intimated that the men were not doing
enough of the "going out and fighting for
what they want."
M c Perkins president of the Taxleab
Drivers' Cmon, No. 867. also called or. the
men to do picket Outs bright and early to
day. <;«-o-ge W. Preseott. business agent
of tii' Btreel Inanhn Drivers' Union, was
dyed. He paid s high tribute of
Bttastoner Edward? of the
Cleaning Department lie said Mr.
Bdwards wai doing his ; "»st at the present
to better the condition of the drivers
who work for the city.
T::e mass meeting wa.« followed by a pri
vate meeting of the express drivers and
their helpers £• which the: accepted the
agreement I the strike whl
reached It the Mayor's office in the after
e n the strikers' rommiTteo and
sentativec of Urn sxpresa companies.
:ded to accept the terms of the
from the different express companies
to President Towne of the Merchant? As
sociation a? the basis of settlement and
return to work on Monday. They added a
proviso, bowevei this was at vari
ance with the meetings of the strikers of
the variou paniea in Jersey
• iid continue, if
the Btrikerc of the • >mpsnlm in
■ pt the basis of settle
ment ttie strike so fur a? the express com
panies are concerned, win be ended. This.
however does nri sift • th€ othei
ROBS WHILE m£ RAGES
Daring Thief Makes Away with
A daring thief madri away wltl I t
hoardings or a lifetime belonging to
a* No avenue, during the excite
•)t a fire in an untonantsd store next
door to the harness shop early lasi night
When Mr-. Lanzetta. the harness
•r na? returning hoi •
pa» a crow people collecting in front
of No M3Q. r"s* door, and pre i
'ir» apparatus -amp clanging ■;; Bmoke
was Issuing from th» store adioining her
father*« whlc] pushcart pedlers i
store • Mr Lanaetta sent in
the ala r m
She then collected the possessions of the
family, consisting of about $4Jt in cash and
about $350 worth of jewelry, i»to a pack
agp which she tucked under her arm and
rushed into the street. Seeing that the fire
was not likely to prove serious she left
the crush of spectators. Boon after she
discovered that the package of money and
jewelry had disappeared
TAFT STAYED EXECUTION
Granted Respite for Sailor Five Min
utes Before Starting for Panama.
-• • Nev. ML- John Wynne a*>i»
searaar watting m bis cell in a Honolulu
jail for the call ol the hangman on L"»<'em
ber 4. car. thank ar attorney in
the Department ol Justice for . t n- ■
President Taft, five minutes before be
took a trail to rtart on his trip to Panama
yesterday, sipn^d a respite of thirty days
for th« sailor That will postpone Wynne's
execution to January .". and when the
President returns he will consider an appli
cation for pardon, now ponding
Yesterday ■ moon a respite was pre
pared, and to sign it Attorney Genera!
Wicker postponed an engagement and
James A. Kineh, th*- attorney in charge of
pardons, took It personally to the White
House, where President Taft granted the
Rtav live minutes before departing on his
■ ths murder ol
■•!. the oil SB ' BS. IB
Honolulu harbor, in HOT
COLLAPSES IN SUBWAY TRAIN
Preacher Stricken as Train Pulls Out
of Grand Central Station
Mia «v i idling out ot ths statloa. and
a oca • the i paeial
tatform '•• taiepbons I
i>r Wesson from tm Hudson Street Hos
pital uas v.uittni; at the bridge wiili an
ambulance when the train pulled In and
the preacher wan carried to it by rom" of
the station ♦•mploves. It was said last nij-'lit
that hi. condition wa* not ecrious.
MOTHER GETS BOY AGAIN
Former Mr?. MrLaughU" to Have
Temporary Custody of Son.
Justice, A, .nall of the •*"£, Mr -
Brooklyn, decided y*****^. street.
Ce.ia B. Holt, of No X»■ - vsjca)
should have- temporarily »• -„,_,,„„
custody of her son Michael *}£*%£.
nine yean old. His rather. Mlciia i ««-
Laiighiln. a real estate °prr*tor. baJ „„,
him every afternoon, and m p
be produced in court when r< "' l mv- fraW
The father told the court h- *' a "'"'J
that Mr-. Holt would kidnap the do
again. Justice Aspmall warned Her 010 1 ti
severe punishment that would folio* »uch
a contempt of the courts C ™ " - —
question Of the real custody •" <-° me up
on Tuesday. ,„.,
Mrs.' Holt, who was Mr M.-l*ushi in*
first wife, cot a divorce from mm Henry
and then became the wife of Dr. Henrj
P. Holt, of Brooklyn. Mr * ct *"*™£
asserted that she ™« to have the cußtod>
of their son only while she remained •»•»»
In June atrs Holt kidnapped the boy
from Albany. They were finally found in
Baltimore, where Mr. Mclaughlin r^aine«
the custody of the boy. Mrs. Holt had her
former husband arrested, and their son
again -hanjr-i hands. Later the father got
him and now the mother has him.
Grand Jury May Indict Him for
Violating Callan Law.
Th« grand Jury will consider next week
the, second charge which baa been hanging
over the head of Edward T. Rosenheimer
since August II last, when Miss Grace
Hough was killed in the collision between
his automobile and the buggy in which ***>
was riding on Pelliam Parkway. It relates
to Bosenhehner's failure to return to the
scene of the accident or to report his name
and address to the police The first charge
on which be was indicted was murder in the
first decree, of which he was acquitted a
The matter will be presented to the
grand Jury probably on next Tuesday.
Should an indictment be reported, Ros«n
heimer will be placed on trial during the
November term in the Criminal Branch of
the Supreme Court. He will be prosecuted
in all probability by Assistant District At
torney Maynard. who conducted the prose
cation in the last trial.
The penalty for the- offence Is IB6* fln«* or
two years in state's prison or both. Th«
so-called "Callan law." which define? II
went into effect on August I last.
Should Rosenheimer be Indicted, the evi
dence given by himself at his trial on the
murder indictment will bo used against
him by the prosecution, in fact, it. is ac
knowledged that but for Rosenheimer'a own
evidence there would have been no chance
of making out a case against him under
this new law.
FINGER PRINTS NEMESIS
Negro Burglar Sentenced to
Death on No Other Evidence.
Chicago, Nov. 10.— Marking what Is said
to be the first conviction on finger print
evidence in this country, "Thomas Jennings,
a negro, was found guilty by a Jury to-day
of the murder of ' 'lareno° A. Hillcr on tho
night of September Yd. The jurors felt so
confident of the gui't of Jennings that the
first ballot resulted In a unanimous vote
[01 conviction, "with eleven of the jurors
demanding the d«*ath penalty and one life
imprisonment. Or. the third ballot, the
sentence cf death was made unanimous.
Counsel for Jennings asked for a new
trial, on the ground that the nncer print
evidence should not be allowed. A? a re
sult, it is probable that the Supreme Court
will be asked to rule on the use of such
evidence ii- criminal ca-'-es.
Hiller. who was chief «'ierk in the Chicago
offices of the Rock Island Railroad, was
shot to death hi the front hail of his
suburban residence, a' "Washington Heights.
111., by a negro burglar. Hi Her encountered
the burglar in fin upper hall The two
grappled and fought down a stairway to
the first floor. During the struggle the
burglar left his flncer prints on a freshly
The ratting was sawed of? and takei to
detective bea Iqaarters, where photographs
were maa*- <>f the finger prints in the paint.
These photographs were mlarsed Follow
ing Jenning'a arrest, the Imprints were
c onpared with new imprints of his left
band, mad" at the police bureau of
THE PURITAN UNDER FIRE
Armor Plate Test on Site of the
Norfolk. Va.. Nov. 10.— In order to test
the resisting power of armor plate wl
cornea in direct contact wttn nig
plosives the monitor Puritan, whi ■
■ 00 more than ter. years age. will be
blown to pieces to Norfolk Harbor aest
Puritan, now h- the Norfolk Navy
Yard, will be towed I I Island and
experts from the Navy Department will
}'.n:" min< i along her water-line. Them
will hr connected bj electric wire? running
to the island and at the appointed time ths
charges wil! he exploded.
The spot selected for the destruction of
the Puritan Is almost the identical place
where, the Merrtmac, of Civil War fame,
was destroyed by Confederates to prevent
Iser falling into the hands of the Yankee?.
Portland. Me.. Nov. 10.— The Maine naval
militia has been assured that the experi
ments on 1 "-- monitor Puritan at Norfolk
will not destroy that vessel, but that what
ever damage jv done will be repaired and
the vessel turned over t<-. the organization
for use as fa training ship, as promised
some time ago.
GIGANTIC WOOL HOUSE
Boston Firms Will Be Able to Store
Third of Country Clip
Boston. Nov. 10— The leasing of the larg
est wool house in the country, if not in the
world, by a number of local firms, was an
nounced to-day. The big- bouse, which will
have =• capacity of 100.000,000 pounds, 'will
be situated close to both steamship and
railroad lines. It will »><> rebuilt to meet
the demands of the lessees, and It is said
will be capable of housing one-third of the
entire wool clip oX the country. About
fen j^r cent of the wool sold in the I'nitcd
Stales is marketed in Boston
REQUESTS FOR MONEY BY I?>TH
State Controller Tells of Provision of
Alnany. Nov. I".— State Controller WUI
lam 1 Stated to-day that under the pro
vision! of the so-called budget law,
enacted by the last Legislature. November
13 will be. the last date on which depart
ments and missions of the state kov
ernment and all other persons desiring
general or special appropriations may file
statements lit detail of moneys desired, to
gether with the reasons therefor.
The requests win form the basis of the
budget of general and pedal appropria
tions to be considered by the Legislature
of i:»ll. which the la« require to be sub
nutted to the Governor "'i •'■ before l»e
eerober !■• and to the Legislature at th»
beginning of, its sessioa
By thai means tlu« Governor and Legisla
ture are lo be aided from it»« beginning of
then labors m 1911 ith a comprehensive
report from th. State Controller showing
in detail the estimated reQuiremeats for
the operation ■•! sacs branch of the Mat"
government a* wen a.s for meeting "Utalde
demand? Upon the treasury for the ensu
MR MAN(£UVRES ALOFT
Target Practice and Bomb Drop
ping from Aeroplanes.
BALTIMORE AVIATION MEET
Secretary Hitchcock and General
Allen Pleased After Flights
with Count de Lesseps.
fßy 7e!i?j;rarli to The Tribunal
Baltimore. Nor. 30.— Sharpphooting con
tests and bomb throwing from aeroplane*
were the features at the Halethorp* meet
to-day, [t was the Hrst time the aviators
mart" flights with passengers here, ana
among others who took the trip to the
cloud* were Postmaster General Hitch
cock and General Allen, of the signal corps
■li Hitchcock's flight lasted I minutes
10*; seconds. The Postmaster General met
Count de Laaaapa upon his arrival, and
Rfter a short talk he accepted an invitation
to g« up. As the machine ascended the
spectators applauded, and Mr. Hltcneock,
who !>««med to be enjoying the flight, waved
his hand. The. aviator, accompanied by
his passenger, made three lap?, and when
the latter alighted he saM lie had had the
"time of his life." He declared enthusi
astically that, the aeroplane mold eventu
ally be utilised to carry the malls.
Mr. Hitchcock waj» wo ploas"d that hs
asked Arch Heasejr for ■ higher flight in
th« "Wright biplane, bat Hoxsey had found
the UDoer air too gusty to make passenger
earning altogether safe, and he asked tn»>
Postmaster General to wait until to-mor
General Allen was the next to go up with j
de Lessens in his Bleriot. and he. too. paid j
it was a great experience. The general ■
more convinced than ever that for military
purposes the aeroplane i? valuable.
Secretary Dickinson Interested.
Secretary Dickinson of th» War Depart
ment, who accompanied the Postmaster
General ami General Allen front Washing
ton, was an interested spectator.
In tho nartr from WasMaaloß were also
General "William Wothetapooa. president or
the War rollepe of the army; Count Zeppe
lin. Minister of the Netherlands London,
Thomas Nelson Page and several ©them
loeether with a number of women.
Sharpshooting from aeroplanes was
scheduled as one of the principal events of ,
the day. and this teas the occasion of the
ascent of Cantata J. * P. Don*. •■-' Mary;
land Regiment. In the big Bleriot machine.
Without preliminary trial L*» Lessepa
allied forth with his passenger shortly
before 2:30 o'clock, and after a turn around
the course Captain Doirsr began firing a*
the target fixed In th* middle of the field. |
Not to be outdone, Latham, sailing alone
In his no-horsepower Antoinette, drew a
revolver from Ms pocket and popped at
the target. A three minute flight was long
enough for Latham to empty a seven shot
revolver a the target, and he, was fol
lowed to the ground by Count De Les
seps after bis passenger had dropped two
shots near the target.
An examination of the target showed
that one of the bullets fired from the rifle
of Captain Douw had struck within four
and one-half feet of it. It Is only fair to
! the captain to explain that he was handi
capped by being unable to bring bis His
to p'-a- 'He shot from the waist Ths
target was of white canvas, ••■ feet
square. however, was more successful.
Latham, however, was more sue i
He bad borrowed a revolver from a police
man and fired free handed in passing. He
! hit the target and captured the S3"' ■*«■" .
'Latham also won ISM for duration in the
air he having remained thirty-four mm;
; utes longer than ar.y other aviator.
Lieutenant Dupuy a Passenger.
! Count de Lesaeps also took up a? • # pas
senger to-day Lieutenant Dupuy, of Me
! signal corps of the State of New [OTll
, Just before 3 o'clock J- Armstrong Drexel
began a try for altitude, the wind at Urn
time lowing at the rate of nine miles an
hou- In about ten minutes he had floated
out of sight in the direction of the cny.
He returned after a trip of about a quarter
of an hour, reporting too much wind aloft
for high flight. His barograph recorded CO
! feet only, though the manner of his flight
gave the Impression of much greater alti
tude to the audience.
Ely in ■ Curtiss biplane, went into the
! air "intending to try for the Commodore
Barry bomb throwing trophy, but descend
1 ed before completing a lap. to: the purpose
of making readjustments to his biplane.
i Latham began the bomb throwing contest
i and mad. a score of 15 points with six
bomb; ; One of these would have dropped
into the funnel of a battleship, and it
therefore counted as a bull's-eye. Under
the rules governing the Barry trophy con
test bombs must be thrown from a height
of not less than one hundred feet. - me of
Latham's? fell from more than double that
I altitude and against a rising wind.
Drexel followed Latham in the bomb con
test. From his Bleriot he dropped sis of
the missiles upon the outline representing
the deck of a. battleship, but as none of
them struck a vital spot his score was only
While be was preparlnff to drop his sec
ond bomb. Hoxsey. in a Mg passenger
carrying "Wright biplane, new across the
grand stand from the railroad station at
Halethorpe, where his machine bad beer,
assembled, in record breaking time. Ho
circled the course many time*, performing
brilliant evolutions and dividing th«> inter
estiof the audience with Drexe!, who con
tinued his bomb dropping.
Hozsej made three Bights In all during
the afternoon. Shortly after •» o'clock black
clouds appeared In the west, and a quarter
of an hour later came the rain, and then
the trio of bombs that signalled the official
dose of the day
ANOTHER AVIATOR INJURED-
Mouscron. Belgium. Nov. 10.— Paten an
aeronaut, fell while making a flight to-day
an'l was critically injured.
ST. LAWRENCE STEAMER ASHORE
Ogdensburg, S. v , s<r
Rosedale. with s full cargo of ?!
• i! i ml i
■ • The
|< w water is cat - •.:■■•
load. 1 - behm then normal capacity
2 DAYS ONLY
For a/c of whom it may concern
AUGUSTUS W. CLARKE, Auctioneer, sells
TO-DAY AT 2 P. M.
and TO-MORROW (LAST DAY) I P. M.
OLD GALLERIES, 43 Liberty St.
1 N>ar Nassau*
The remaning 28 BALES
In consequence of delay in deln * r ■
raupeci by present EXPRESS STRIKE.
They are for ABSOLUTE SALE and
the result of which will form basls ° r
NO TIME TO CATALOGUE
NO TIME TO EXHIBIT
Th« baleg win be opened at time of
SALE and intending buyers *">
, opportunity of lU'iging quality. '
AVIATION CHECKS HELD BACK |
Allan A Ryan's Illness Hinders i
Aero Corporation's Work.
Officers of th* A*rn Corporation. Limited, ■
m*« yesterday at No. tl Wall street to '■° '
Fid*r the financial affairs of th* BelmnT** j
Park tournament. A brief review «h«w*-1 j
that the profits, if any. would be small.
Owing to th* Illness of Allan a Ryaat •
who was business head of th» meet, some I
of dM bills aayaMs will be permitted to
wait a white. It in stated that In most j
eaaai V. S." Battershall will In the mean- '
Tim* act for Mr. Ryan. ,To facilitate rnat
tern a »«üb-commltt*»*> was appointed to bear ,
th«» burden of handling th« larger ttsasa. I
Th« committee 1? composed of James A-
Blair, Jr.. chairman; L. L. Gil?«'pi». M' •
Ryan or Hr. Battershall and H. C Brayton. i
Tt I* said that many bills received are j
fantastic in th* matter of prices charged
for ordinary labor and materials, and that |
In all such matters wher« his services may
be of valu«» Andrew Friedman has *i;rnl
fl>d Ins willingness to ro-operate. Mr. •
Freedman was active In the early organi- .
zation Of Qal tournament «.n<J at present Is '
chairman of the e-x*«cTjr.K'«» rommltte".
Th» prize winning a\-iators wilt ha paid
on November 7). Several American avia- j
tor? who. if they flew a a n, did 50 with
small regard to official expectations a* ♦"
when, received cheeks yesterday that will .
probably be their final remuneration. eve?; J
If in some cases the amount* were not sr> j
great as desired.
Th» men. besides the aviators, who mad*
-v,» meet an artistic success wbeonw ''"
weather permitted were Allan A. Kyan.
J. C. McCoy ana Byron R. Newton
Nicholas Rttterberm. of Perth Ainboy,
N. J.. fall in Ins Farman rjnsa r| '"' 0 at
Garden City yesterday. His Farman had
a few Rltterberm touches throughout and
was expected by th« young man to art all
the better on that amount. The trouble
'■am*, at th» turn, when the BBaehsaa fell,
smashing it to avaeaa bnt only slightly
injuring: Ritt«r- i
AGED PAIR GETS GIFT OF GOLD
German Veteran and "Wife Celebrate
Fifty Years of Married Life.
Count and Mrs. Armand Tl. Stair.arh cele
brated their golden weddtne at. their horn«»
on Davis avenue, White Plains, yesterday,
and amons: th*> presents they r f»<-eive*i was
a purse of gold which was' riven by the
employes in the different sAras \ n tb>-
Wostchester County Court Boose.
<'ount Stalnach. who served with distinc
tion in the Prussian war and was richly
rewarded for bis brave work, was an inter
prater In th* "White Plalne courts for thirty
five years. He speaks six languages. For
the last two years he* has been confined to
his home by rheumatism. lie Is ninety-five
The couple were married fifty years ago
by the Rev. Dr. Shroms. at the German
Lutheran Church in thai city. A few years
later they moved to "White Plain? and have
lived there ever rtnrr.
the famous Pinun Pianist who
Appear, at MENDELSSOHN HALL
THIS EVENING AT 8:15
has selected the
to be uaed exclusively during his
1910 -1 9 1 1 American Concert Tour
Adolphe Borchard's preference for knahe piaaoa <over ail otfcer»^
simply confirms the judgment of the mamrity of the world* fore
most artists, composers, musicians. etc. . who. over their signature
unhesitatingly pronounce the Knabc
The World's Beit Piano
The Knabe has been the standard of perfection in pianoforte ca«
struction for seventy -three years.
stb Hvc. ant» 39tb St.
Ironing Day Troubles
are unknown where Gas Irons are in us*?
They are adapted to all kinds of work where
irons are nee essays in the home, laundry or
factory They save time and are econom
ical in the use of gas.
Thousands of Gas Irons are in daily iw
in this city, and are giving absolute satisfac
tion to tailors, cloak and neckwear manu
facturers, and makers of men's and women *
wear of nearly every description
Gas Irons cost $1.50 and upwards One
important feature is that you can always
regulate the heat They may be considered
'Full particular* or an\]<r<js Office
Consolidated Gas Company of New York
r»EO B CORTELYOr P--«denr
in the liberal
A Good Thing for
B i»<— i— i*r raiM. aij <> Wmmm— wm* »islna>
HORSES PLUNGE INTO RIVER
Dash Across Broadway with a
Swaying Grocery Wagon.
A team of horsn** a*tarh*<l to a gneaj^
rrn^rm, the driver being *r.&x.%»A In a «—
livery at ?Cr>. 114 "Wet 7>rh *tr<*»t »: fh*
time, took frJght last -■« • »• a pass:r?
automobile and da-«h*d through the str~t
toward the Hudson. They ran cut on th«»
pier at the. foot of ■ street and tunaa—
overboard. One of the animals *«■ tsta
the Hvrr and th» other hasaW lr Ota tm&
nf a coal barge. NHth-r was ■■rtssawj »»•«»
wh*n dragged out.
Traffl" was heaviest »' th* tin- of tr»
runaway, and when tb* hor*»« rar-d tJ—
Broadway the* narrowly m:ss»d rrazsax
into automobiles and «-abs. They -taasag
on. th- wagon swayir.? dangerously, ana
finally smirk Ow pier. A* they n»ared tbm
end of the dock th» ntrintn>i^-» jott»d ttfl
wagon, breaking the afaafta an<s tHrcwtec
the animal* over the *•*•
One of the horses was suspended by ttta
faces between the barg- and the p:«r. In*
nthrT wenr . nver his head ancJ dropped tnta
the emotT hold of «W boat. Th* pol:r» nr
th"> Wes ? *3th rtriwt station manas»d tt
nit th* tran of the firs? hors». and a:?—
1^ had dropped into th- ■tat •-- iasaa««
him and drasre-i Wm *r> th- b*?»"h .1 M
s-Tf~t Th- other anlrrsl -r-a* taK»n from
the aa*gfl after a Tone BtnWtte. "^'.h *
blrx-k and ta^kl-.
CHILDREN PERISHED IN FIES
Excited Mother Used Gasolene in Mis
take for Water to Extinguish Blase.
Stonincton. Me-. Nov. TO.— Mistaking %*?<>
l«»ne -n a pan for water. Mrs. Edward
"Wood daslT-d the liquid over a small biaz*
in the kitchen in her home to-dar and In
the explosion which followed her s«i«-y-ar
old son and four-year-old :aug»e»r
perished. Mrs "Wood »a.> ?n a-riu'isl;*
burn-d that recovery is doubtful
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