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Tail report ?m rape II.
Vol. l.XXIV ...Xo. 2r.7V.r.
11 .ni'.i 1914,
IIt The Trltuini? \?-.<x lallnn |
a a
la? Citr at Hem York. >rwat-k. aWt?r < ?r a*4 Ho!?*?
Rockefeller Also Likely
to Retire from the
Two Resignations Are Ex?
pected at To-morrow's
Wall Street Holds Commission's
Report Insufficient as
Prosecution Basis.
John L. Billard, about whom centred
the financing of the New Haven, so
roundly criticised by the Interstate
Commerce Commission, is expected to
tender his resignation as a member of
the board of directors of the company
at the directors' meeting to-morrow.
Similar action, according to reports
current in New Haven circles yester?
day, is under contemplation by Will?
iam Rockefeller, who has been so se?
verely criticised for his part in various
transactions in which the New Haven
sank large sums of money, notably
the Westchester deal.
Against both men the Interstate Com?
merce Commission indicated its opinion
that r-uits should be brought. The retire?
ment would be due to a desire to rc
lie\e Chairman Elliott and their other
?ates in the board from any possi?
ble embarrassment. In Rockefeller's
a ? there is the additional reason.of
poor health; for, all reports to the con?
trary notwithstanding, his friends in
? that he is anything but a well
man, and should relieve himself of
ome of the burdens he is carrying,
r no suits.
}.<>? h .(ion ha\e contemplated rcsl^n
:i g for some time pasl, but both men
have hesitated to do so lest it appear
that they were quitting under lire.
Now, with the question of prosecuting
them civilly and other?.???e put up to
Ihe board by the Interstate Commerce
Commission, their- is some question as
to whether they can with propriety It?
Hin their place .
r\ h<eh official of the New Haven
laid \e-tei-day that he had heard ru?
mors of R'llard's resignation, but that
they had not H yet been continued.
Rillard Remains Silent.
At his home in Menden hit tiij-ht
??Ir. Billard rofu'ed to discu.-s ihe
matter with a Tribune reporter.
"I have nothing to ?-ay," he repeated
in air-w-rr to several questions.
The report of the commis ?ion and
'he possibility of suits, criminal and
civil, as a result were the chief topics
of discussion in railroad and tinar.cial
circles yesterday, with opinion almost
unanimous that New Haven stoikhold
ers would not profit a sinple dollar by
the efforts of the commission, trola??
more evidence on which to base suits
?incoming than II contained in
the record?, of the investigation, and
unless ??nine way is devised to get
around the statute of limitations,
which would be an effective har to any
prorecution on many, if not most, of
ihe transactions the commission has
1 ne possibility of prosecution and
for restitution i? one of the
things the former directors of the
New Haven, as well as those who re?
main on the board from the Mellen
regime, have considered. Some of
them, it will be remembered, were rep?
resented at the Washington inquiry
by William N'ehon Cromwell, who,
However, did not indicate just whom
he represented. He could not be seen
at his offices yesterdav.
Of counsel for those interested
.ludge W. H. I>. <'rim. who is looking
ou? for the interests of ( halle?; S.
Mollen, was the only lawyer accessible.
He defended his client in a brief inter?
view, aaying that of all the transac?
tion . taken up there was none that
?could not be explained in twenty min
fac'ion of any open
minded person.
(alls It Brand?is Report.
"it ?? a Brandas report,*' he said.
"All that is necessary in any of the
brine out all the
lacts in open court to satisfy anybody
? i.nunii'-d on paae 2. . ..Ininn I
This Morning's News.
Billard About to yuit N. H. 1
Slave? ol Rival Contcssc?. 1
Whitman Denies T. R. Letter. 2
ic? ".??late" Deal. 2
Veteran Janitor. ;l
l?og-' ? ' ? Keep Host Awake,. 3
Pea?:. Machine in "Sla\c" Case.... .1
n Bill Error? shown. 4
h Air Frolic. 7
leaned on Small Houses-11
for Heroin Sellers.14
To Indict K idnappen.II
Mr*. Wh'm ??eld's Trial Begin?.II
Huerta'? Family Flies. . 1
T<*?? Vote m Senate on Jones To-day 1
D K. ?:. Men May Strike. 1
\\ ' "' Awaiting Huerta':; Fall. .1
Huer? Now Surround Him 3
More Power f,.r Filipino*. I
Wilson's Mexican Policy Denounced 4
Lords Amend Home Pule Bill. 7
Arinv and Navy. 1
Woman's Varied Interests. 5
I ditorial . 6
o?Hilary . 7
Sport? .g and ?
Financial and Market.10 and 11
Police and Fire Departments.12
Real 1 .12
Court Calendai ? .|]
Arrivil of Buy? i .13
Weather and ?Shipping..13
President, Blanquet and High Mexican Officials
Expected to Desert Capital at Daybreak?
Troops Guard Their Families on
Way to Vera Cruz.
? rabls to Th? Tribune i
Mexico City, July 14.?At 1C
o'clock to-night the family of
President Huerta and their rela
? tives and close friends left the capi?
tal for Vera Cruz ?-"board a special
train. The train was composed of
three sleepers and a baggage car.
| Running ahead of it were two mili?
tary trains, carrying 800 men. Fol?
lowing rame another military train
with 500 troops aboard.
The family of General Blanquet,
Minister of War, also departed on
the special.
It is believed that President
Huerta. General Blanquet and other
high officials will leave the capital
to-morrow morning.
The train was taken at the neiRhbor
irj* village of Guadalupe, three miles
from the capital. In a dismal rain the
i automobiles began to arrive at the
little'station of Guadalupe soon after
i 9 o'clock. In them were members of
, the President's family and_ MentU.*
I The news soon spread through the vil
] l?ge, and, in spite of the raiuy wcath
| er, a considerable crowd gathered to
see Huerta's family depart.
The departing party included Se??
ora Huerta and her children. Colonel
! Luis Fuentes, the President's son-in
i law, and his wife and family; the
! family of General Blanquet, Minister
of War; General Liborio Fuentes,
father of Colonel Luis Fuentes; Eu?
genio Paredes, Treasurer of the Re?
public, and family; the ?guila fatally,
who arc relatives of Se?ora Huerta,
i and several close friends.
A train manned by the 20th P.egi
1 ment is waiting at the Interoccanic
; Railway station, and it is thought that
Huerta, Blanquet and others may pos?
sibly leave by this train, but Colonel
Luis Fuentes before the departure of
the special train from the Guadalupe
station requested some brother officers
to go to General Huerta's house and
keep him company to-night.
The prevailing idea, however, i?, that
Huerta will leave before daybreak.
Gilbert Sargent. Model Medfni
Mass., Citizen, Dealt in
Forged Bonds Elsewhere.
[By Telegraph to The Tll***sa? I
Philadelphia, July 14. An indct
' minate sentence to-day of six to eig
! years in the Lastern Penitent'?
closed for a time the dual career
Gilbert Sargent, nut long ago living
Medford, Mas?., with a wife and ?rhi
The name under which he was arrest
here wai William II. Nash and r
.?inn? was the attempt to dispose
0 forged bond?. As soon as
inven this term lie will llave to answ
the charge of swindling the brokera
linn ?>i l.ee. Higginaon & Co., of Hi
ton. OU( of 19,000 by the same methe
Sargent ia connected with a wealtl
family of Maaaachuaette, but for boh
led ? double life, posing here
i an electrical engineer, with o??co?
the Luid Till?' and Trust Building, ai
living in Atlantic City. He ?as
lioine at frequent intervals, posing ;
a model citizen, but for nearly tifte?
years, according to dete*eti*/ea, be hi
be? n boaj in this sort of work, at
they believe that other crimes may 1
charged against him.
N..t until his arrest ?n Atlantic fi
last month, and the consequent revel
tion of hia identity, were his faini
ami friends made aware of hia othi
? ?
Or Campers After Bear, as th
Case May Be.
Port .'er"is, N. V., July 14. Campei
here are having an anxioua tin
ght. When they woke this mon
Ing i hey found a big black bear anil
im; round the tents. Tbev drove hil
off with gnna anrl doss, hut are afriii
h< will ...me book. They have light?
large tiros and watch parlies are tal
1 ing turn at guard.
The campers bave been bear lumi
ing all (lay. Several shots were tire.
and some of the dogs show the mar**
i of battle. But the bear's den coul
! nut be found.
Stretches with Fans in "Luck;
Seventh" on Day Off.
I B) Telearapti to Tba Tribune i
Washington, July 11. Presiden
Wilson saw his first baseball gam
' of the season to-day, and incidental!
? the Washington American I.oagu
team, playing Detroit, was defeatci
for the firat time In his presence, here
toforc the Griffith clan being winner
when the Chief Kxocutive was on hand
Kvorybo.ly in the game worked liar?
to give the Presideat a treat to-day
even Ty t'obb forgetting bis wound
from the butcher boy's combat Ion?
enough to play, bal Ty got nary i
hit, and juggled the ball when he go
bis hands on it.
The President showed that lie wai
a real fan by getting up to stretch ii
the "lucky seventh," and remaininj
until the "Hums to Rush to Rums'
double play ended the game in tin
ninth. Frequently he applauded tht
star plays, particularly the pbenom
enal running catches by Shanks an?.
Car Kills Brother; Mother
Dies; Woman Run D^wn.
Mary ('. Smith, of 451 West 1J.",th -t.,
whOM brother was run down and killed
by a car three weeks ago, an.I whoaa
mother died a week afterward from
the shock, was herself a car victim last
She was crossing Kighth av. at the
i corner of IJ.'.th st. when a car knocked
her down. She was bruised and cut,
but started home. She became faint
I near the West lJr?th st. police station
* and was taken to Knickerbocker Hos?
After her cuts and bruise:- had been
attended Miss Smith insisted on going
home, where she has lived alone since
the death of her mother and brother.
She is a teacher in Public School 36,
in The Rronx.
Berlin. July 11. ? A former clerk of a
I ranch Oftea af the Imperial Rank i?
believed t.? be on hia way l.? the I'nited
States, after having falsifie?! a dircc
lia-nature ta the amount of pit
! In man ia thought to be a pas
- ?m the ataaaaaf Imperator, du?
ito arrivai ?t New V?ik to-morrow
morning, ?"d the German government
has requested the New York author*.- |
tie? to arrest bun._J
The Princeton Reaches a Samoan
Naval Station in Sink
ing Condition.
Washington, July 14. Listed heavily
to starboard and with her main
deck awash, the American gunboat
Princeton reached the naval station at
Tutuila, Samoa, in a sinking condition
to-day. Her commander, Lieutenant
Beall, cabled the Navy Department to?
night that the vessel struck an unchar?
ted rock while surveying in the
passageway between Tutuila and
Aunuu Islands. At Tutu?a she was
beached to prevent sinking, and the
dispatch said ?he was maintaining her
position safely.
The Princeton is station ship at
Samoa and carries a crew of 150 offi
<?-rs and men, none of whom w-a? hurt.
The little vessel cost ?'J30,000. e.vclu
?ive of armor and armament, when
built nearly twenty years ago.
Permits Senate to Force 20
Cent "Grab" on It.
Washington, July 14. After making
a bjplay at economy, the House yield?
ed to-da) i?. th? Senate on the mileage
allowance controversy, and, as usual,
members of Congre?! will continue to
receive 20 cents a mile on their trjv ?'.;
to and from ihe sessions of Congress.
Tin llo.i?e, which on four previous oc
?tood t?rm for actual trav?
elling expfiiscs, voted 132 to Vll to nc
ii p; the St rate amendment to the Uk
islative bil? restoring the time-hon?
ored "mileage grab."
The agreement on the mileage provi?
sion iirok;' the deadlock in conference
over the legislative, executive and ju?
dien appropriation bill, and II ?ill
speed? lv become a law. All other t\\?
P'ited items in the bill were adjusted
several weeks ago.
New Mode of Suicide Like
Death in Electric Chair.
A new way of committing suicide
was used yesterday by a man believed
to he John Hessian, of 587 East
136th st.
lie lay beside the tracks of the Long
Island Railroad in the Sunn;, side yards
and, stretching himself out, grasped the
third rail with, both hands. Wrapped
in blue flame, his body was hurled sev?
eral feet. Death was instantaneous.
A scrap of paper in the man's pocket
bore the name of Hessian.
Prices Advancing, Though
Each Increase Is Small.
I'm- the fourth time in a month ad?
vances in the wholesale prices of
die. sed heef have been made by a well
known packing house in this city.
While ihe individual j-ains in price
have been small, they have aggregated
enough to make a material difference
1 in the cost of meats to the retail
butcher, and, of course. In a larger
measure to the consumer, a it is gen?
erally understood that an advance in
wholesale rates loses nothing on its
way to the hat da of the cook.
The latest ligures, sent out yester?
day, show increases in price ranging
from 1*4 cent: to J cent? sine- r'ie
middle of May and mark the highest
point reached in the local market for
! a long time. The prices in cents per
pound are as follows:
K Ne : No 3
in??. 1?'j K 1?
. i?'j i" u
Rounds ..'... M?, UM IS
Chu k. IT? i-'j H
There is no hope of lower pri?
the prisent time, according to all re?
? Kr-.tii rti.> Trll.im..- Il.irrau '
W ..?hington, July 11. A sr-eech owl
?omul it? aru into the corrido- "r
the S-nate wine la?t night, and ??hen
discovered this morning it was perched
i over the door of the old minority
caucus room, now occupied by Senator
(iallinger as an office.
The Republicans welcomed its ap
? pearance as a Rood omen, arguing that
as a hird of ?visdom it selected ah a
g place the doorway of the minor?
ity leader, who ?-epresents the party
?liiich will receive the largess of the
future. The Democrats read in the
bird'? coming an augury of further Re?
publican disaster. Kcptescntative Stev?
en?, who is Senator Galliager*? oppo?
nent, ?vas consincrd it meant Repub?
lican defeat in New Hampshire in
Whether for good or for ill, the owl
was unceremoniously shooed off hi?
, per?*?b by Senate employe?. ?_
Senate, After Three Hours'
Debate, Puts Off Test
Vote Until To-day.
Despite Administration's Claim
of Victory Opponents Only
See Defeat.
Washington, July 14. Rejection of
the nomination of Thomas D. Jones to
It I member of the Federal Reserve
lie:? id and the defeat of the President
at the ha ids of the Senate for the lit ?t
tinti . inca ne (s?umt'd hi? office was
forecast to-day when th" Senate
took up the co-itroveisy. For three
hours the Senate struggled over the
question of making publ?c the reports
OH the nomination and the testimony
of Mr. Jones before the Hanking and
Currency Committee.
At the end of that time no action
had been taken, and the light will be
resumed to-morrow, but it was said by
opposition Senator- that the adminis?
tration forces were weakening. There
uerc enough defections in the Demo?
cratic rank? to indicate to them that
the Presid??!.: would lose his fight.
Kight Demorra' Senators O'Gorman,
Raed, Hitchcock, Vardeman, Lane, Mar
tine, Ashurst and ?lark, of Arkansas
enough to turn 'he tide of conflict
against the idministrat ion, arrayed
?i .n>-elves with the opposition, (?n the
Republican ?<l" ?he administration can :
count upon onlv out vote, (hat of Scn
??.tor Sliei man.
The tight raged to-day over the
question of publicity, but the field of !
debate covered many other points in
the controversy. When the Senate
met, Senator Hitchcock moved that
the discussion of the Jones nomina?
tion be carried on in open session. To
this there was objection, and the Sen?
ate went into executive session to de?
cide the issue.
President Criticised.
From the outset it became apparent
that the purpose of 'he administra?
tion lieutenants to get the nomination
through before the grounds upon which
the inajnrit?, of the Hanking and 'ur
rency Committee bases its opposition
to Mr. Junes became generally known
would fail. There were enough Re?
publicans ready to delay the vote in
order that the political aspect of the
controversy might be dis?''e.,ed. I-?it
lb. ?tiongcst criticism of the Presi?
dent's course came from the Demo?
crats themselves. Senator Clark, of
Arkansas, who has been hitherto found
in the ranks of the President's sup- !
porters, said that the tight over the!
Jones nomination represented a crisis
in the history of the Democratic party
and that the time had come when the
party was called upon to decide wheth?
er it was to follow a consistent course
or whether it was to make representa?
tions of one kind lo the people on the
trust question and to follow another
policy in selecting appointees for puo
lic office.
Senator Reed also made a speech re
riitwing the history of Mr. Jones's con?
nection with the International Har?
vester Company and the action brought
by the toverntni-nt for its dissolution.
Mr. Jones, by hi? oivn testimony, Reed
said, had been a niemb'T of the board
of directors ol" the company for the
three years in which the acts com?
plained of by the government were
committed and had in his testimony
before the com in it tec asserted that he
approved of the act) .
Jones Has Defenders.
Senators Hollis, Shafroth and Lee,
member? of tue Banking and Currency
Committee, who are carrying on the
light for the administration, defended
Jones and asserted that no blame
could be attached to him until the
eonrta had decided that the Interna?
tional Harvester Company was guilty
of violating the antitrust law. Sena?
tor Lee attacked Senator Hitchcock for
his defection from Democratic ranks.
Senator O'Gorman, in a milder vein,
criticised the President for the course,
he had pursued in the controversy !
ever the appointment.
Republic;.u Senators contributed to '
the discussion of the question of con- ?
??daring the nomination in open ses-,
?mn by calling to the attention of the
majority their campaign declarations
in favor of publicity. Senator Smith.
of Michigan, read a paragraph from
"The New Freedom," in which the
practiei of discussing matters of popu- ;
?ar int?r?t behind doted doors was
condemned. Senators l'orah and Ken- :
yon referred to similar statements in
the Democratic campaign textbook.
References to Mr. Jones's support of:
?he President in the way of campaign
contributions were also made.
It was said at the end of to-day's
struggle that 'he administration forces
would be driven to cover to-morrow
when a vote was reached on the mo?
tion to make the reports on the Jones
nomination and the Jones testimony
? the Ranking and Cunen? y Com?
mittee public. Senators Kern and
Lewis and several other Democrats
who will probably stand by the Presi?
dent, intimated that they would sup?
port the motion in favor of publicity.
Lewis for Puhllrit?,.
Toward the close of the debate Sen?
ator Lewis, of Illinois, who is, sponsor
for Mr. Jones and leading the tight for
? ?nlirmation, announced he would
vote for making public the record of
the hearing. The Senator said that
because of his sponsorship for Mr.
I? would be open to the suspicion
that be had acted at Mr. Jones's request
if he ?ot.d against publicity, and that
moreover he courted the fullest pub?
licity of the testimony.
To-day's debate indicated that the
ficht against the confirmation of Mr.
Jones is to be the most bitter that has
occurred over any nomination in the
Wilsoa administration, but administra-I
tion leaders expressed confidence to-(
night that they had the votes to assure
the confirmation. Thev informed th?
??r.-ident th;,' 'he majority would be
between the and ten.
Concerning the nomination of Paul
M Wai burg, of New York, who
bald? to In? lefusal to appear before
ommittojr, no action was taken to- ,
Members of the committee ad?
here to their determination to do noth?
ing further with the nomination until
Mr. Warburg agrees to sppesr,_
STRIKE OF 55,000
F.ngineers and Firemen
Issue Ultimatum to West?
ern Railroads
Unions Will Also Refuse Arbi?
tration Under Federal Law,
Charging Bad Faith.
Chicago, July 14. Conferencea be
fwcen the manager?*' committee and the
engineers and firemen of the nine'.y
eight railro?id3 west of Chicago will not
be reopciicil, except at the request of
the roads, it was announced by repr??
sentatives of the men to-night.
Racked by a nearly unanimous ?ote
in favor of a strike, the representatives
of the men hold that only by the nil
roads yielding from their position ci?n
a strike be averted that micht become
the most extensive and disastrous 1.1
?\mrrican railroading.
The result of the referendum vot?
will be presented to the general tntn
?gers' committee in writing to-nior
re .. according to a request made by
the conference to-day.
The engineers said they had ex?
hausted every effort to avert a strike
and that effective means to force th'
railroads to action would follow unless
a reply was received soon from the
managers in which promises of an
agreement were held forth.
The railroad?, through their general
managers' committee, contended that to
grant the employes' lemands would
mean an increase of $"5^,000,000 an?
nually in wages. The engineers and
firemen asserted that their reque.us
were fair and equitable.
Should the negotiation?, fail the re?
sulting strike would directly affect
.'5,n00 engineers and firemen and indi?
rectly a much larger number of work?
W. 8, Carter, president of the
Rrotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Knginemen, issued a statement in
which he said the unions would refute
arbitration under the federal law, as
the railroads had not lived up to pre?
vious arbitration awards.
Great-granddaughter of John
Marshall Weds Virginian.
(Bj I ? :? ?tra'-h (., Tli?' Tril.iii.?- |
Roston, July 14 Miss Virginia Mar?
shall Reck, youthful Cambridge musi?
cian, great-granddaughter of ?hirf
Marshall, and social favorite of the
Southern Club of Roston, eloped with
Lawrence M. Rurford, son of a wealthy
Virginia coal man and grandnephew
of I."id Fairfax, of England.
Rurford met her two years ago at
Greenbriar, White Sulphur Springs. W.
Va.-, and had not seen her since then
until he arrived here a week ago. Mon?
day afternoon young Rurford invited
her to take an automobile ride with
him, and they never came back. Miss
Reck forsook her en;, er as a musician
and threw up a contract to teach music
in an Alabama girls' school to flee
with Rurford.
A telegram from Washington in?
formed her parotitis. Mr. and Mr?. J.
Marshall Reck, of 8S4 Massachusetts
av., Cambridge, that the wedding cere?
mony had been performed there.
Stops Runaway, Saving Babes
?Then Women Begin.
Only Hobson could have sympa?
thized with Sergeant Richard O'Flah
erty, of the Rrownsville police sta?
tion, after he stopped a runaway horse
last night. O'Flaherty was hugged
and kissed by more than a do/.en wom?
en and children, who were overcome
by admiration for his bravery.
The horse ran through Amboy st.,
threw Harry Glassberg, a pedler, of
the wagon and then veered up on the
sidewalk. Sergeant O'Flaherty leap.il
at the horse, got him around the neck,
swung him aside from a woman tnd
two babies in perambulators and was
dragged 200 feet. At Sutter :iv. ?lie
horse fell.
(?"Flaherty's face was muddy and cut
and his uniform torn, but the women
were not dismayed. They fell on the
sergeant in relays and kissed him un?
til he begged for mercy. Two blush?
ing fellow policemen rescued O'Flah?
Father Sarubbi Ordered to
Pay $200 or Lose His Life.
The Rev. Michael ?Sarubbi. rector of
St. Anthony's Italian Catholic Church,
ii Yonkers, called upon the police yes?
terday to protect him when he got a
Rlack Hand letter under the door of
his rectory, in Willow st.
The letter was written in classical
Italian. It gave him two weeks to
leave $200 in Washington Park or lose
his life. The letter was mailed from
Kingsbridge station. S? rgeant William
lliggins is at work on the case, and
postoftice inspectors also will be
a^ke.l to hunt for the blackmailers.
Picks a Flower Where Her
Palace Once Stood, and Is
Reprimanded by Guard.
Pari?, July 11. The story is told of
an incident which occurred on a recent
visit to Paris of the Kmpress Kugenie,
widow of Napoleon III. She was walk?
ing in the Tuilieries Gardens, where
once stood her splendid palace. She
puked a flower from the border. An
attendant saw her and aid: "Picking
flowers is ?trictly forbidden. I must
report you."
He demanded her name and address,
and she an.-.'.vered, timidly, "Kug?nie."
The attendant was struck by the mel?
ancholy appearance of the aged lady
und relented, ?saying: "That is not a
name. Howe\er, never mind thu time,
but do not do it again."
She had just told the Nassau Count) grand jury how --he received
the news of her mother's de?tth in Dr. Carman's ol?ce.
Aero Club Has So I
Refused to Sanction E:
position Contest.
The Aero Club has refused to si
tion the around the world race, ***.
war? to be held in connection with
Penama exposition. No race can
held until sanction is obtained,
this, accorJing to the best informat
may not be until the exposition is
nearly over is to give no time for
proper preparation of the course,
tahlishment of supply stations, m
ping of the ground, etc.
The club's failure to sanction
cortest, which many of its memb
have been active in promoting, ?
brought to light by the followin?-; ca
from the Royal Aero flub of Gr
Hritain, received yesterday afterno?
"Have you sanctioned Around
World ra-e? Is prize monev deposit?
Cible to-day. ABSODOM.
The Aero Club cabled in reply tl
the hank in which the I'anama-Fac
Kxposition had deposited the pr
money, $160,00'?, had n?'t guaraut?
to pay the prize? to the winners up
notification by the contest commit'
of the club, and that thi? failure
comply with th.- reouireme.its had p
ventod the club's indorsing the race
Arnold Kruckman, the aeronaut!?
director of the exposition, promised, 1
fore starting for Kurope, to get t
necessary guarantee from the bat
but nothing lias bt?n heard from h
or the bank since his de.partui
Charles ('. Moore, president of the e
position, has written the club that i
matters connected with aeronaut!
must b? re'erred to Kruckman.
Alan It. Hawley, president of tl
club, and Hei ry Woodhouse, editor
"Flying," asserted last night that fu
ther delay in securing the sancti.
would probably put an end to u
chance of the races being held in co
nection with the exposition. Any avi
' tor competing in an unsanctioned ra.
would lose his license, and the fear i
so doing makes any unauthorized con
petition impossible/ It is certain thi
the club will not indorse the contei
till convincing guarantees have bee
; received from the bank that the mon?
advanced by the exposition will go t
the winners.
Members of the club were unabl
to explain Mr. Kruckman's inability t
secure the compliance of the bank.
Woman Blind Ten Year
Reads Papers After Flash.
l'anulen. N*. J., July 14. Mrs. Lu
cilla F. Haines, eighty-four years ob!
living at ?MS We?t st., who has beei
blind f?r ten years, regained the ful
sight of both eyes in an el?ctrica
storm here last night.
She was sitting at a window whet
lightning struck her, cutting out i
half inch V from each lens of hei
black glasses.
Her nephew, Frank Alcott, found hei
unconscious some time later. This
morning when she opened her eyes
for the first time in ten years sh?
was able to see. She has been spend?
ing most of the day reading news?
papers without the aid of glasses.
Saint Cyr's Bill Feazes Court.
I Hy T?l?gr?rh to Mi?. Tribune |
Har Harbor, Me., July II. The court
was short of cash this morning when
Jean H. E. Saint <yr, of New York, who
was arrested with Kdward Pendletor,,
?f Philadelphia, tor ?peeding, offered a
>l')0 bill in pa>ment of the $40 tine.
I Then a $50 bill was produced and till
; the court was short of the change.
j Mary and Marcel Allison and Clark
Woodhouse. who were passengers in
t?e car?, were present at tha bearing.
Disappointed Farmer Lay
in Wait for Youth, 17,
and Shot Him.
IB] l?Vfrrarh to Tha Tribune.)
Mount Holly, N. J., July 14. Weep?
ing and tivmbling, Edward Murphy in
the jail here this evening confessed
that he had murdered Herman Fisher,
his seventeen-year-old rival for the
hand of Ida Wilhelm, late Saturday
night on a lonely road, near New Al
banv, while '.he youth was returning
from a visit to his sweetheart.
Murphy had been a caller at the
Wilhelm home unt.l Fisher informed
her family that Murphy was a married
man and was not living with his wife.
Murphy was ordered away from the
girl's house by her parents, and later
he threatened to do Fisher bodily
He is twenty-seven years old, and
Miss Wilhelm, who is the daughter
of Charles Wilhelm, a farmer, near
Riverside, is only sixteen. For three
days Murphy has been protesting his
innocence of the crime.
He was on the verge of nervous col?
lapse this evening, when he sent word
to Prosecutor Atkinson that he had
something important to tell him.
He said that the murder had been
planned a long time and that he had
waited patiently for an opportunity to
catch Fisher on the lonely road where
he was killed. He followed Fisher on
Saturday nigh? ami knew that he was
at the house of Ida Wilhelm. For an
hour he lay In ambush. When Fisher
came alonir Murphy put two loads of
shot into his bodv. Then he made a
short, cu*. across the fields to his home,
carrying the gun with him.
He was met by (ieorge Fisher, broth?
er of Herman, who said he had seen a
suspicious character on the road and
had been fearful for Herman's safety,
??oorge was ,-o excited that he failed
to sec the gun. Murphy got his re?
volver and accompanied (Ieorge. They
found Herman's body.
The parents of Murphy did not know
early to-night that the confession had
teen made. The mother is nearly sev?
enty y?ar? old.
Mltrphy was arrested by the county
detocti*/?? on Monday while he was
helping the slain youth's sister select
mourning clother. A strong web of
evidince had been woven around him,
A shotg'in was found in his home with
t?vo explode?! shells. A pair of his
shoes also fitted the footprints near
the scene of the murder.
Great Britain Has No Fewer
than 493 Warships ?ngaged
in Test Operations.
,!.> to Th? Tribun-.1
London. July 15. The test mobiliza?
tion of the British navy, which this
year is taking the place of the usual
annual manoeuvres, begins to-day. At
the end of February the Admiralty is?
sued invitationi to the men of the
Ro>al F'eet Reserve to volunteer for
eleven da>?' training, and the result
was so satisfactory that no fewer than
?arships of all classes will be
fully manned with efficient ratings
during the next ten days.
No fleet approaching these dimen
i ?ions ha? ?ver before beeu sent to sea.
Celia Coleman. Before the
Grand Jury, Reverses
Story at Inquest.
Girl Declares She Talked
with Mistress Right
After Shooting.
Prisoner's Husband Signs No
Waiver of Immunity?Runcie
Contradicts Norton.
trrom a Staff Correspondent of Tha Tribune. I
Freeport, Long Island, July 14.?
Celia Coleman, the Carmans' negro
maid, to-day told the Nassau County
Grand Jury in the courthousa at
Mine?la a story which reversed the on?
she gave at the Coroner's inquest her?
and contradicted in detail the alibi of
Mrs. Florence Carman on the night of
the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey. I
The essential points of the girl'al
testimony to-day are these: l
She was in the kitchen of the Car?
man house at the time of the shooting
and immediately thereafter.
Immediately after she heard the ehot
she saw Mrs. Carman enter the kitchen.
Mrs. Carman stopped long enough to
hold a ?hort but important conversa?
tion with her and gave her some house?
hold directions.
Mrs. Carman entered the kitchen by
the rear of the house.
Mrs. (arman had ro revolver in her
hand when she came in.
After her conversation with Mra.
Carman the maid went upstairs to her
The story Celia told at the inquest
and in the affidavit obtained from her
by Mrs. Carman's attorney are incor?
rect in so far aa they contradict or
?imit these points.
District Attorney Smith, in refusing
even to outline the testimony give** ?V*,'
Celia, made this statement:
"The girl undoubtedly told the truth
to-day. I firmly believe that. It can?
not be questioned. I am perfectly sat?
islied with her testimony."
The District Attorney added confi?
"It certainly did not weaken tha
atatt'a case against .-1rs. Carman."
Surprise to Defence.
The ?lefencc had no inkling that tha
negro maid was to take the stand to
dcy. The plan was purposely kept* a,
secret. When it did become known
that Celia had testified and gone away
George Levy, Mrs. Carmar's eoun-ei,
hastened to give out a statement, pur?
ported to have been dictated by th?
prisoner, who sat in her cell, not ?
hundred yard's away from the grand
, jury room, nervously awaiting soma
report that might indicate that aha
I was not to be indicted for Mrs. Bailey's
In this statement Mr? Carman as?
serted her innocence and said:
"I only ask that the public suapend
judgment upon me until tha entire?
truth in regard to the murder of poor
Mrs. Bailey is known."
For days there have been reports-?
some of them semi-official- that tha
: negro maid would tell a different storjr
, from the one she told at the inqueat,
but even the District Attorney himself
did not realize how much the testi?
mony before the grand jury would deny
the former statement.
It was learned to-night that ?he tea?
, timony of the other material wit
t nesses will not conflict in any point of
' consequence with the story told by
. the Coleman girl to-day. It is under?
stood their stories, where they touch
the maid's, dovetail almost perfectly
with hers, and will be used almoiit sole
! ly for their corroboratory effect.
The confidence felt by the officials I
to-night that the grand jury will hand
down an indictment is summed up in
this remark by Mr. Smith:
"I expect the jury to report its find?
ing almost immediately after it ha?
listened to n.y last ?witness."
Yesterday the District Attorney, ia
giving out the list of witnesses ha
would call to-day before tha grand
jury, purposely omitted the name of
Celia Coleman. The District Attorney
aid she would not testify until to?
morrow, or possibly the d?y after. Ha
wished to obviate every chance of any
one's seeing Celia before ahe went
before the grand jury, even for a fan*
The girl was smuggled in to-day
; from th? place where people in tha
employ of the county officials hava
kept her, with her consent, since sha
was brought to Mine?la last Thurs?
day under subp?*?na to testify befora
the grand jury.
(?irl Brought in S?cretl>.
ecretly ?as she brought to Mr.
Smith's office that she had given tha
greater part of her tentimony befora
Um jury before any one outside knew
?he had even re?ched the courthousa.
After Mr. Smith had analy-ed ? eha'a
1 story at the inquest, had watched her

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