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In (imiter N>w York
THREE CENTS F
V.U.!.In inn Milr? I
Will Seek to Designate
Former judge for Gov?
ernor on First Ballot
at Saratoga To-day
Odell and Greiner
Unite to Beat Him
Opposition to Wadsworth
Grows and Vigorous
Fight Will Be Made
Against Him on Floor
Slate of Old Guard
At Saratoga To-day
from n S'nff Correspondent
SARATOGA SPRINGS, July
2?.~-Thi8 is t'nc slate as agreed
ttpon to-night after conferences
amnng the majority of leaders:
United States Senator, James
W. Wadsworth jr.
Governor. Nathan L. Miller, of
Lieutenant Governor, Senator
Charle- W. Walton, of Kingston.
Comptroller, James W. Wendell,
Secretary of State. Albert
Ottinger. of New York.
Attorney General, Charles D.
Newton, of Geneseo.
State Treasurer, Senator N.
Monroe Marshall, of Malono.
State Engineer and Surveyor,
Frank M. Williams, of Goshen.
Associate Judges of the Court
of Appeals, A. Chase, Catskill;
Frederick E. Crane, Brooklyn.
Fr^m a Staff Correspondent
SARATOGA SPRINGS, July 26.?
"Miller on the first ballot" is the slo
pa of the supporters of the former
judge of the Court of Appeals, who
MJns to have the designation for the
Republican nomination for Governor
?thin his grasp. Nothing that sup?
porters 0f the other candidates could
? during a day filled with conferences
seemed to affect materially the drift
toward Judge Miller.
At a conference at the State Com?
mittee headquarter? in the United
States Hotel this morning it was de?
rided to make designations for all
fliccs to be filled, wich the under
Ksnding that such action shall not
prejudice '.lie rights or tne standing of
???"?y aspirant not designated.
At a midnight conference in the
oSce of ex-Senator Edgar Brackett, of
this village, delegates of sixteen coun
? ???- refused to indorse Millefr. The
conference went or: record *? favoring
Senator Wadsworth for renomination.
Tue Miller men declared that the
aid purpose of the conference was for
trading purposes. Among those at the
Wnfeience wore Cornelius V. Collins,
?' Renssalaer; Philip Elting, of Uls?
ter; John F. O'Brien, of Clinton; Cyrus
Wrey, of Fulton, and James S. Parker,
of Washington. Other counties rcpre
lented were Montgomery, Warren, Es
!?, Lewis, Otsego, Hamilton, Schoha
rie, Sullivan, Greene, Washington and
Unite Against Miller
Real opposition to Miller developed
jhi? morning when former Governor
Benjamin B. Odell and Fred Greiner,
toa leader of the Erie County machine,
combined their forces against him.
f Former Governor Odell is working
?r Justice Arthur S. Tompkins, ? of
k>8Cu' wtl? is DeinC supported chiefly
?y the delegates from Orange, Rock?
ed, Westchester, Putnam, "Dutchess
and Sullivan counties. Greiner is
?orKing in the interest of John Lord
0 Brian, of Buffalo.
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo,
?'?o a candidate, says that he has
Mm 200 to 300 votes. State Senator
George p. Thompson, of Niagara Coun?
ty, is supported bv the Anti-Saloon
?ague and his own Senatorial dis
?rict, and Elon H. Hooker claims the
?eking of a limited number of dele?
The Miller men made light of the
opposition, howeviYi-, predicting that
;ne" the roll was called Judge Miller
would have at least 700 of the .1,103
Secretary of State Hugo said to-night
W ? the convention turned him down
j "e. would be a candidate in the
Primaries and that nothing could dis?
uade him from appealing to the peo
Jc- senator Thomoson savs that he
in !uW'" fieht U 0l,t w>th the others
'" the primaries. Mr. Hooker is likc
Boom Hooker for Senate
li-sna ,conlet-ence still in progress at
u-JUo clock to-night, and which was
wi- h>' thc delegate? from seven
??inern tier counties, it was decided
WUpoport Mr- Hooker for United
worVh Sei?ator ?gainst James W. Wads
? . " There are seventy-one dele
<? e?> from the seven counties. They
."' Vote solidly for Miller for Gov
foii ' ,.Bro?me County early on the
'< can will cast I'D votes for Hooker
n? the other counties will follow.
Bronn, co,unties in the compact are
? ?"le> Cortland, Chenago, comprising
Tin c. sk's dif,trict, and Chemung,
<W?, Schuyler and Tompkins, repre
Mr uSenator Lowman's district,
date ? ' who is an active candi
mlt -or.Governor, lias not been con
tttrt j out lhe Senatorahip boom
Ham i r him b>' the seven counties
/"*u. It is expected that before noon
w-morrow there will be fifteen coun
"e* ?n the combination,
tj, *0.nS wHh other developments, came
tiv? ect statement from representa
?hil8 *[ the Anti-Saloon League, that
hi? a lea2ue will not support Mrs.
Worn ? oIe? Prei*idcnt of th? State
t?*ai i 8 Christian Temperance Union,
5h.? Se"ator Wadsworth in the
'ion ??"? U win back her in the clec
natL'i Sen?tor Wadsworth is desig
*? to succeed himaelf.
Carles D. EHles, Republican Nation
(C?isiiiiu?d on peg? 8)
Secret Conferences Irritate
Women Delegates at Saratoga
Declare They Will Survive Steam Roller and Will
Vote Democratic Ticket if Necessary to
Defeat Senator Wadsworth
From a Staff Correspondent
SARATOGA SPRINGS. July 26.?
The women at the convention are far
from pleased at the way the Old Guard
leaders are handling the situation. In
the first place, they are against desig?
nating, holding that the primary is
the place in which to settle the claims
of the numerous candidates for the
various places on the ticket.
Then, again, they are dissatisfied
| with the refusal or trie platform mak?
ers to incorporate a real welfare plank
in the platform. And, more than all
else, they do not approve of the secret
conferences that are going on in the
various rooms of the select few here,
at which the program for the conven?
tion is being prepared.
While a few of the women arc ac?
cepting the situation with a smile,
saying that they believe that two years
from tuIv it will be better, the major?
ity of them are openly 'hostile to the
entire proceedings, and declare that
they cannot accept the handiwork of
R convention which will designate
United States Senator James W. Wads
worth jr. for the nomination.
"I am against designating," said Miss
Helen Varick Boswc.ll, associate chair?
man of the New York County Republi?
can Committee," but I am going to
abide by the action of the convention.
I may not like the crushing process of
j the steam roller, but I shall survive it."
Other women of equal prominence in
! the party declared they were so dis
! gusted that they would vote the Domo
I cratic ticket if the convention desig
! nated Senator Wadsworth. In this they
were seconded by an equally large
number of prominent men.
The six women delegates in the group
of seventy-one from the counties of the
southern tier declared there was not a
Republican in their territory who
would vote for Wadsworth, and the
men in the delegation added that there
was no exaggeration in the statement.
Miss Mary Garrett Hay, former
chairman of the women's committee of
the Republican National Committee,
who was one of the first to voice the
protests of the women of the state
against Wadsworth's candidacy because
of his continued opposition to woman
suffrage, arrived here to-day.
Miss Hay, who is a delegate, will not
make any fight on Wadsworth from the
floor because, like a large number, of
? women and men delegates, she realizes
that such a course would not accom?
Miss Hay Opposed
Miss Hay, when asked about the at?
titude of the Republican women to?
ward the plan to designate a full
"Speaking for myself, I am opposed
to the scheme. I think it is an evasion
of the clear intent of the law. We
have a direct primary law. Why not
stick to it while it is a law?"
Other women from New York City
and vicinity who arrived here to-day
include Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip, Mrs.
John T. Pratt, Mrs. William Van Namee,
Mrs. Cornelia S. Robinson, Mrs. Charles
H. Sabin, Mrs. Rosalie Loew Whitney
and Mrs. John H. Grissel.
Many of the women here are taking
part in the active campaigning of the
rival candidates. In fact, a woman's
committee is a necessary adjunct this
year of each candidate who is making
a real campaign.
As Slayer in
Detroit Policeman and Wife
Identify the Victim as
Mrs. E. LeRoy; Recog?
nize Woman's Clothing
Jealousy Seen as Motive
j Former Suitor Declares Vic?
tim Told Him She Was
Preparing to Leave Home
? Solution of the mystery surrounding
J the finding of the mutilated body of a
j young woman in a trunk shipped to this
! city from Detroit, June 10, resolved it?
self last night into a nation-wide search
: for Eugene LeRoy, supposed husband
1 o? the victim.
Tne be?ief of the authorities at Chi
; cago that Roy Millen, who had been
i arrested there in connection with the
case, must be the person sought, was
I dispelled during the day, when Patrol?
man Leo Trumbull, of the Detroit, police
i torce, failed to identify him as Le Roy.
| He was released.
Positive identification of the dead
j woman was established by Patrolman
j Trumbull and his wife, who had been
! personally acquainted with the LeRoys,
j and who recognized clothing found in
? the trunk with the body as having be?
longed to Mrs. LeRoy. A sweater,
which Mrs. Trumbull had once borrow?
ed from the victim, was among the
The authorities are convinced that
jealousy and revenge prompted the
crime. This is the opinion, too, of
Allen A. Tatum, the linotype operator,
of Birmingham, Ala., whose names was ;
written on the trunk containing the
body, and was signed to a letter writ- |
ten to an expressman here asking him
to pick the trunk up. Tatum admits
having met Mrs. LeRoy several months
Tatum To Be Questioned
Tatum has expressed his willingness
to go to Detroit and tell all he knows
about the murdered woman. Detectives
have left the latter city for Birming?
ham to accompany him.
Robert Speed, assistant prosecuting
attorney of Detroit, and Lieutenant of
Detectives Edward Mitte, of the same
city, arrived here yesterday to pick up
local clews in the case and, if possi?
ble, to have the body sent to the Mich?
igan city for more complete identi?
fication. ' It is possible, they said, that
the Trumbulls will be asked to come
here and look at it.
In .addition to conferring with Cap?
tain of Detectives Arthur Carey, in
charge of the case here, the. Detroit
men questioned Andrew J. Branic, the j
expressman, who had \een asked to
get the murder trunk, and who had
received communications from "E, Le?
Roy," "A. J. Fernandez" and "0. J.
Woods," in which the handwriting was
identical. As the result of the in?
formation furnished by Branic, the Dc
(Contlnued on pago 17)
Oil Plant Seized
Six Vessels Under Navy
Orders Take Fuel After
a Contest Over Prices j
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26.--S?X
j United States destroyers drew up at the
loading plant of the Associated Oil Com?
pany here to-day with orders to com?
mandeer the plant and seize 600a000
gallons of fuel oil for their own use,
following a contest over the price of
fhe fuel between the navy and the com?
Naval authorities announced they ?
were taking the oil at the navy's own
price of $1.72 a barrel. The oil company
was told to resort to court action if it
wished to obtain its prises, which j
ranged around $2.
The commanders of the vessels were ?
ordered to use all means within the ?
navy's power to obtain the vil. When I
I the vessels berthed at the company's j
! wharf, the company, after a h.-ief parley, i
connected the vessels with th?, tanks.
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With Sinn Fein,
Lloyd George Tells Com?
mons Government of Ire?
land Bill Will Be Pressed
After the Holiday Recess j
Denies Any Pourparlers I
Attempt to Burn Telephone
Exchange and Shooting
Mark Belfast Disorders
LONDON, July 26.?The British gov?
ernment has no intention of withdraw?
ing the government of Ireland bill, Pre?
mier Lloyd George stated in the House
of Commons to-day. It would press the
measure forward with all possible
speed when the House reassembled
after the holiday recess, he added.
Reports that the government was
opening negotiations with representa?
tives of the Sinn F?in to reach a com?
promise as to the future rule of Ire?
land were set at rest in the House by
the Premier. He was asked by Lord
Robert Cecil aft to whether the govern?
ment was opening negotiations or pour?
parlers with any section of Ireland and
answered in the negative.
Sir Hamar Greenwood, Chief Secre?
tary for Ireland, declared in the House
to-night that the troops and police had
shown the sternest impartiality in Ire?
land and that the presence of the
troops and warships had saved Belfast
from a possible massacre of thousands
and north Ireland from a devastating
The Secretary stated that 18
persons had been killed during the dis?
turbances in Belfast and about 200
wounded. Two hundred arrests were
Moving adjournment of the House
for the purpose of calling attention to
conditions in Belfast, Joseph Devlin,
Nationalist, contended that the trouble ;
.had nothing to do with the Sinn F?in j
controversy, but was entirely due to |
religioes hatred on the part of Prot- !
estant workers. He demanded pro?
tection for the Catholic workers.
Mr. Devlin and James Sexton, Labor- |
ite, who supported him, both warned
the government that it was driving the j
Irish people to desperation. They ap?
pealed to the government to withdraw !
the army of occupation, which they j
declared was causing all the trouble.
Cl?ture of the debate was adopted
and Mr. Devlin's motion was defeated.
BELFAST, July 26.?Another attempt
was made this afternoon to burn the
Belfast telephone exchange. Soldiers
guarding the exchange extinguished the
flames. It is unknown how the incen?
diaries obtained admittance to the
The police barracks at Tyrall's Pass,
County Westmeath, was attacked last
night by masked and armed men and
burned. The raiders escaped.
An attempt was macro yesterday to
burn the little Methodist church at
Crossmaglen, south of Armagh, in re?
taliation, it is supposed, Tor occurrences
in Belfast. The windows of the struc?
ture were torn out and two of the doors \
were charred by the flames.
Dundalk guardians adopted a resolu?
tion to-day protesting against "the un?
justifiable conduct of the. military au- ;
thorities in firing on the Kedemptorist
(Continued en page 6)
Villa Offers to
Give Himself Up
Mexican Rebel Also
Reported Holding an ;
American for Ransom
MEXICO CITY, July 26.?Francisco !
Villa has telegraphed to President de j
la Huerta offering to surrender un- >
conditionally, according to a govern-!
ment bulletin issued to-day. The gov- j
eminent has replied instructing Villa ;
to place himself at the disposition cf I
General Eugenio Martinez, chief of ?
operations, and to repair the railway
Villa again telegraphed saying that
he had obeyed the orders ?cgarding ,
repairs to ttte railway line and sign?
ing the message: "Affectionately,;
EAGLE PASS, Tex., July 26.?A re- |
port reaching Eagle Pas? to-night says j
Villa has taken Carl Haegelin, an |
American, president of the Sabinas I
Brewery, and is holding him for ran- I
soni. J. I
To-day on Red
Lloyd George and Mille
rand Will Discuss Soviet
Proposal for Conference
of Powers in London
Commons Is Told
Moscow Government Asks
Polish Envoys to MeeJ
July 30 at Truce Parley
By Arthur S. Draper
??'rom. The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 19?0, Now 'York Tr?mno Inc.
LONDON, July 26.?Premier Lloyi
George will go to Boulogne to-morrov
for a one-day conference with Premie
Millcrand over the Polish armistice. Th
British feel everything is in shape for ;
general peace, and that no time shoul
be wasted over details of the conferenc
of Baltic, and western European state
with Lenlne in attendance, which may b
held here in September.
Officials close to the Premier o>
press the opinion that an armistic
will be arranged and that although th
Bolsheviki will impose hard terms o
the Poles, the Poles will submit.
The story in the Paris press tht
the Allies are negotiating with th
Germans in the hope of making a
alliance to wage war on the Bolshevil
is branded as wholly untrue, the onl
negotiations with the Germans bavin
to <\o with the passage of Entent
t roons to Poland.
General Situation improves
The general situation has decidedly
improved over the weekend and the
British are now prepared to resume
dealings with the Bolshevik agents.
Leonid Krassin, who went to Stockholm
after waiting at Reval for transporta?
tion to England, will probably come to
London early in the future, along with
M. Kamcneli. The British press credits
Lloyd'George with having arranged the
LONDON, July 26 (By The Associated
Press). Premier Lloyd George in the
House of Commons to-day confirmed re?
ports that, the Soviet government had
sent the British government a note ac?
cepting Great Britain's proposal for a
peace conference in London between the
Soviet and the. powers engaged in hostil?
action against the Soviet, or supporting
Mr. Lloyd George said the Soviet also
had suggested that representatives of
the leading powers attend the con?
ference. The Premier added that Great
Britain was conferring with" her Allies
on the subject.
Mr. Lloyd George, replying to ques?
tions concerning Russia, said: '"I am
very hopeful of peace, and that is what
the world wants." ,
He also said that since the Russian
government had agreed to the Polish !
armistice Great Britain had withdrawn I
her objections to the Soviet trade dele?
gation proceeding to London.
Sets Parley for July 30
A wireless message from Moscow to?
day asks the Polish peace plenipotenti?
aries to cross the lines along the
Baranovitchi - Brest - Litovsk highway
July 30, where they will be met. The.
message, however, does not fix the ex?
act location of the armistice meeting.
The Associated Press learns, however,
that the negotiators will meet at
Baranovitchi, eighty-five miles south?
west of Minsk. The armistice will be?
gin the day of the meeting.
The Lloyd George boundary line will
hold in the north and the actual mili?
tary line in the south, July ;J0, will be
The so-called Lloyd George boundary
line of T'oland runs on almost a
straight lino north and south from
slightly went of Grodno, past Brest
Litovsk to the Galician line. It is ap?
proximately 115 miles east of Warsaw
at its nearest point.
Foch and Cabinet
By Ralph .Courtney
Special (.'able, to The Tribune.
Copyright, 1020, New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, July 26.?The proposition of |
Soviet Russia to participate in an in-1
ternational conference at London i
caused the greatest agitation here j
(Continued on page 6)
Fifth Cup Race Is Called Off
When Wind Fails; Resolute Far
Ahead; Yachts to Meet To-day
IL S, Athletes
Olympic Team Makes
Noisy Objection When
It Hears of Below Deck
Quarters on Transport
The farewell reception to the Ameri?
can athletes who are to contest in the
Olympic games at Antwerp became a
protest meeting at the Manhattan
Opera House yesterday afternoon when
it was announced that, the men would
? be quartered below decks on the United
States transport Princess Matoika dur?
ing the voyage across the Atlantic.
A spirit of indignation appeared as
j soon as Gustavus T. Kirby, president
! of the American Olympic committee,
explained that the men would not be
assigned to staterooms.
A score of athletes gathered around
Mr. Kirby and demanded an explana?
tion. For a minute or two it. appeared
that the all-Ameriean team would sail
without the bulk of its championship
Mr. Kirby had said that the team,
with the exception of the women swim?
mers; would be quartered below fleck
in bunks constructed for troops. The
I women, he explained, would be assigned
I four to a stateroom. Coaches, officials
| and army officers who are members of
I the team would occupy staterooms.
It was 2 o'clock, and the Princess
1 Matoika was to sail at 4.
"Our athletes are going over under
i conditions which are far from ideal, so
! far as conveniences are concerned,"
: Mr. Kirby said. "The quarters are not
j exactly what we would like them to be,
| but I am sure the athletes will be pa?
tient under the serious emergency."
Sample of Athletic Patience
And straightway Mr. Kirby was
treated to a sample of athletic patience.
ChaMie Paddock, the Pacific Coast
sprint marvel, was the first to address
Mr. Kirby. Bank of Paddock were
grouped a score of determined "strong
"Do we get staterooms?" demanded
"You do not," said Mr. Kirby, "but
you will be well taken care of."
Twenty athletes shouted their disap?
"Where will we sleep?" they yelled.
A score of questions were hurled at
Mr. Kirby, who was inclined to wilt,
but who was powerless to alter the
plans at the last hour.
"You will not be below the water
line," he said finally, "and there will be
lots of room."
"Har, har!" shouted a group of the
Joie Ray, of Chicago, was a .team
member who made a vigorous protest.
He argued that the men would not be
in proper condition after a bumping
voyage below deck. Paddock declared
that unless he gota stateroom he wouid
refuse to go aboard, but Mr. Kirby
finally persuaded him to change this
decision. Paddock boarded the ship.
That coaches, army officers and of?
ficials were getting the staterooms
proved a sore spot for the rank and file
who are expected to hold up the honors
of America on the fields of Antwerp.
The disgruntled spirit wouldn't down.
Mr. Kirby maintained that the un?
desirable conditions were unavoidable
and were brought about principally by
the failure to use the steamship North?
ern Pacific for the trip. This ship was
engaged, but it was found to be unsea
"That being the case," Mr. Kirby
said, "we accepted the government's
offer of the Princess Matoika."
Parade to Pier
This ended the argument, and the
athletes who had been cheered and
"farewelled" by friends and relatives,
started for Pier 74.
Big Pat McDonald, carrying the col?
ors and flanked on the right by Matt
McGrath, and on the left by Alderman
(Continued on page three)
England Will Not Permit
Archbishop Mannix to Land
LONDON', July 26.- Archbishop Dan?
iel J. Mannix of Melbourne, Australia,
will not be permitted to land in Eng?
land because of his recent utterances,
Premier Lloyd George announced in
the House of Commons to-day.
ATLANTIC CITY, July 26. Arch?
bishop Mannix, who arrived here to-day
from Washington, commenting on the
statement by Premier Lloyd George in
the House of Commons that he would
not be permitted to land in England,
said he would like to know "more defi?
nitely just what the Premier said"
before committing himself at length.
"If he says I am not going," declared
the Archbishop, "I am not going."
Archbishop Mannix said it was his
intention to sail on the Baltic on July
31. "She stops at Queenstown, Ireland,
en route to Liverpool," he added. "I
had intended to go to Ireland, later to
England and then to Rome, but he
(.Lloyd George) may be able to change
Comments on Hughes's Statement
Referring to a speech yesterday of
Premier Hughes, of Australia, repudi?
ating him, Archbishop Mannix said:
"On two memorable occasions Hughes
made the samo statement in Australia,
and on both occasions the people of
Australia demonstrated that they were
with me and not with him. This was
tested on one occasion at the plebiscite
on conscription. Mr. Hughes then found
himself discredited, while I was sup?
"Premier Hughes seems to think that
I have stated in this country that Aus?
tralia desires to separate from the
British Empire. I have made no such
[ Statement, but if Australia ever comes I
to feel that separation from the em- ?
! pire can best serve her interests Mr.
; Hughes's opinion will count for very I
Supports De Valera
Speaking at the Hotel Astor the >
night of July 20, Archbishop Mannix ,
supported Eamon De Valera, president
of "The Republic of Ireland," in his
defense of the physical force policy j
pursued by the Sinn F?iners against !
the British government in Ireland.
"I have no sympathy with crime or
disorder," he said, "but I believe that ,
I the resistance shown by the Irish peo- i
pie to British tyranny in Ireland is
well grounded in morality and justice. |
Moreover, I believe in the truth of the
wise saying that 'you cannot make an
omelet without breaking eggs.' "
The Archbishop said he was proud j
of the enemies he had made, declaring !
that these were "the enemies of jus- |
tice, of humanity and Ireland." He
paid a warm tribute to those who fell
in the Irish rebellion last Easter.
Archbishop Mannix was a speaker at
the meeting at Madison Square Garden
July 18. This meeting was converted j
into a demonstration for Irish free- j
dorn. The British government was de?
nounced. When the Archbishop rose j
to speak he was cheered seven min- i
Utes. He said he was welcomed in the t
United States by two republics?tha i
United States and Ireland. He was ?
introduced by Archbishop Patrick J.
Hayes. The names of Lloyd George
and President Wilson were hissed. De
Valera was one of the speakers.
John >?uir & Co., 81 Broadway.?AdTt
I Lipton Will Challenge in 1922
L He Fails to Win the Cup Now
Sir Thomas Lipton, aboard his steam yacht Victoria, yesterday
["announced that if he failed to win the America's Cup with Shamrock
i IV iie would challenge again with a new Shamrock in 1922.
"I will wait ten months to give some one else a chance,'' he said,
"and then if no one else challenges I will do so, and the new challenger
will be ready for races in 1922. Still, everybody will tell you that a
four-leaf shamrock is lucky, and I believe Shamrock IV will win."
The keen desire of the Irish baronet to win the cup was emphasized
yesterday, when one of his English guests aboard said that Sir Thomas
had left a clause in his will setting aside a fund to finance challengers
until the cup was won for England. Sir Thomas, who heard the state?
ment, did not deny it.
Aeolus Blows Hard and Soft,
But Fails to Get Right Mixture
Ruler of Winds Refuses to Respond to Scratching
of the Mast or Even to the Sacrifice
of a Check for, Lo! $10,000
By HeywoorJ Broun
Most of us amateur yacht reporters are beginning to wish we had j
enlisted for one year instead of duration. ?Eolus, the wind god, can't
seem to get the mixture right. One day he blows too hard, and the next
too soft. Yesterday was a soft day. After something more than four
hours neither Shamrock nor Resolute had completed the first leg, and
the race was called off.
Perhaps :t is spite rather than in-''
efficiency on the part of Aeolus. He ,
has a reputation for touchiness. When
Odysseus was on his voyage he visited
the god at his island near Sicily, and
struck up such a friendship that .?Solus
gave him a favorable wind for a sailing
present, and a bag of bad winds labeled
"Not to be opened until Christmas."
Odysseus, or one of his followers, was
over'inquisitive and opened the bag on
Washington's Birthday, whereupon the
ship was blown back to the folian
Islands, ^olus, according to the legend,
It is more than probable that he has
lost his enthusiasm for yachts. At
first he was favorably disposed, partic?
ularly to Lipton's boat, for it is a mat?
ter of record that he was fond of harps.
Everybody knows how he tore the
throat halyards of Resolute in the first
race, and how he favored Shamrock in
her second victory.
?Eelus Considers Spectators
In order to give the spectators a run
for their money he allowed the Ameri
| can boat to even up the series, but last
Saturday was fixed for the final tri
; umph of the craft which flies the
.folian harp upon its pennant. The
god looked over his scrapbook and
turned loose exactly the same wind
which he gave Odysseus. Then, to his
chagrin and disgust, Shamrock joined
Resolute in refusing to race.
Even then >Eolus might not have
whistled all his winds back to their
kennels and allowed the yachts to
drift for themselves if it had not
been for the extraordinary conduct of
the regatta committee yesterday.
A brisk and pleasant ten-knot breeze
was blowing at 12 o'cioclc, but the
yachtsmen hoisted a signal for a lif:e?n
minutes' postponement. They ex?
plained that the direction of the wind
was not suitable. If they laid out a
windward-leeward course the first
leg would carry the yachts right into
the boardwalk at Long Beach. It was
then that .4?olus threw up his hands
"Count me out of this!"
"I'm a wind god," he said, "not a land?
scape architect. I suppose they'd like
to have me send out a sprinkling cart
and a steam roller. How do they get
that way? fThe translation from the
original Greek is a little free here
and there.?Ed.] I wonder if it'd
satisfy them if I took a nice house
broken wind out on a leash and trotted
right behind the Corsair when it went
out to mark the first buoy. No winds
allowed at large! Good night!"
Evidently he meant what he said,
for immediately after the start all
the winds hurried home and the yachts
All Old Remedies Fail
All of us on the United States de?
stroyer Sommes did our best to pla?
cate ,55olus. James Connolly said
there was an old Gloucester supersti
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Tubercular Patients at Sara
nac Lake Rebel Against
Order Transferring Them
to Other Service Hospitals
SARANAC LAKE, N. Y., July 26.?
Two hundred disabled soldiers under?
going treatment at the Home Sanato?
rium here for tuberculosis contracted
while in service are on strike to-day
against the United States Public Health ;
This action was taken upon receipt i
here of an order from the New York I
office, of the Health Service directing
that all disabled men be transferred to
service sanatoriums in other sections
of the country.
Out of 210 disabled men here 200
have voted to disregard the order.
The former soldiers have formed an
organization to combat the proposed
move. Committees have been appoint- '
ed to work out some plan of reorgani
zation of the Home Sanatorium that
will be acceptable to authorities at ;
State and national departments of
the American Legion have been enlist?
ed in the tight to retain the Saranac
sanatorium for former service men.
Legion Backs the Men
The American Legion of New York \
State has recommended to the Surgeon j
General at Washington that 200 dis- !
abled service men on strike against the
Public Health Service be permitted to
remain at Saranac Lake, Richard T. I
Bell, director of the Legion'3 Service !
Division, announced here yesterday.
This action was taken by the New ;
York committee on benefits for dis
abled men, of which Cornelius W.
Wickersham is chairman, after making
an investigaton at the service sana?
The committee also recommended to
the Surgeon General, Mr. Bell said,
that the government immediately pay ?
maintenance bills due the men at I
Saranac Lake; increase the daily allow-!
anee for the treatment of tubercular!
patients; appoint a specialist with j
adequate salary in each tuberculosis j
center and furnish sufficient nurses.
WASHINGTON, July 26.- It was ex- ?
plained at Public Health Service head?
quarters to-day that the removal of
tuberculosis patients from Saranac
Lake was ordered by the Bureau of I
War Risk Insurance, which was au- i
thorized by legislation enacted at the j
last session of Congress to care for
sick and wounded service men. At the ?
War Risk Bureau it was said the bu- i
reau is attempting to assemble the men j
In a few big central hospitals. I
In One Month
Larger Lisies Report Deficit
in Operating Income in
April Will Cost ?. S.
More Than $100,000,000
WASHINGTON', July 26.?The larger
or class one railroads of the country
to-day reported to the Interstate^om- !
merce Commission a deficit of $25,
881,485 in railway oDerating income
for the month of April. The govern- j
ment's guarantee to the railroads,
which runs until September 1, amounts
to approximately $75,000,000 a month I
and the April deficit makes a loss of ?
more than $100,000,000 to the govern- !
ment for the month.
Eastern and Western roads reported
deficits, the former showing $20,848,079 !
for the month and the latter $6,508.040.
?Southern carriers reported a profit for
the month of $1,474,634.
Operating revenues for the railroads !
of the country as a whole increased in
April over the operating revenues for
the corresponding month in 1919, from
$389,487,27 to $401,601,695, and ex?
penses from $344,770,607 to $404,480,142.
For the four months, ending with
April, railway operating income
amounted to $52,556,840. which in-1
eludes approximately $50,000,000 of '
back railway mail pay earned before
1920, but not awarded to the roads by
the Interstate Commerce Commission '?
until January. As a result, railway ;
operating income for the first four
months of this year amounted to only
a little more than $2,500,000.
The deficit for the first four months
in the Eastern District amounted to
$ 5,728,967. The operating income for
the Southern roads for the period
totalled $29,710,366 and for the West
era carriers $58,575,441.
Father Kelley Injured
In Auto Accident
"Fighting Chaplain" Hurt in St. !
Louis, but His Recovery
ST. LOUIS. July 26.?The Rev. Father ;
Francis Kelley, of Albany, national
chaplain of the American Legion, who
was the "fighting chaplain" of the 27th
Division overseas, was injured seri- I
ously in an automobile accident here
to-day. He was taken to a local hos?
pital, where it was said he was suffer
ing from internal injuries.
Father Kelley was here to attend j
the dedication of an American Legion |
memorial yesterday. He probably
will recover, it was announced, at the
Def endet* Outfoots Sham
) rock in Drifting Con?
test Through Lazy Sea
for Over Four Hours
When Racers Stat t
Challenger Crosses Line
First but Is Passed by
U.S. Boat Off Highlands
Yacht Race Weather
Light variable winds and fair
weather off Sandy Hook to-day. ?
By W. O. McGeehan
The final race for the America's
Cup, which was called off on Satur?
day, because there was too much
wind, was called off yesterday be?
cause there was no wind at all. It
will be decided to-day.
In a drifting match on an oily,
smooth sea, with scarcely the
whisper of a breeze. Resolute and
Shamrock glided languidly through
the sheen of the lazy sun-lit sea for
four hours and a half.
Sometimes in a dead still calm
they lay like twin replicas of Cole?
ridge's painted ship upon a painted
ocean. Or one might use the con?
temptuous metaphor of the boat?
swain's mate of the destroyer
Semines, as he sunned himself on the
forecastle head, "two big sea cooties
crawling around on a pane of glass."
Shamrock Crosses First
Thero was less than a four-knot
breeze when the racers started half an
hour late. Sh-imrock crossed the line
first and maintained her lead until sha
glided into trie doldrums off the Jersey
Highlands at 2 o'clock. Resolute came
up and passed her while her spread of
canvas flapped idly. Then the drifting
began, and Resolute, which has out
fcoted Shamrock against the wind and
with it, demonstrated that she could
outfoot the challenger in the matter of
When the race was called for the day
Resolute was hardly within five miles
of tho mark, while Shamrock was two
miles a?tern. Whatever breeze there
might have been Captain Charles
Francis Adams seemed to find and hold,
and Resolute moved ahead with pain?
ful sluggishness, but moved.
(?ave the Wind a Chance
The regatta committee was faced
with a problem at the scheduled start?
ing time. The course called for the
beat to windward and return and the
wind was coming off the Jersey shore?
what there was of it. To carry out the
conditions of the race the committee
would have to shift either New Jersey
or the wind. The shifting of New Jer?
sey seemed to be too much of a prob?
lem, and it was decided to wait and
give the wind a chance to be obliging.
Finally the sloops were sent off in a
light northerly breeze and headed away
to the familiar Jersey coast. The chal?
lenger glided over the line at twenty
nine seconds past the half hour and the
Resolute followed just sixty-eight sec?
onds later. The challenger maintained
her lead until the breeze died sudden?
ly, and as her huge sails started to flai
Resolute came on and glided past
her. Captain Charles Francis Adams
clinging to the last to the gauzy skirts
of the zephyrs
The rest was watchful waiting of tha
sort that was displayed when Sham
rock won the race over the triangulai
course. On that day, while Rcso
lute was caught in the doldrums
Shamrock, with her ridiculous "fiddler"?
jib," caught the edge of a breeze and
moved on, while the defender lay be
Resolute Outluffs Shamrock
But there was not a ripple on thai
smooth sheen outside the Ambros?
Channel yesterday. The smoke frorr
the lolling steam vessels that loafec
alongside the course pointed straight
upward. Resolute moved in the light?
est of zephyrs, while Shamrock seemee
to fall behind, idle as the bits of drif'
from all the world that washed aioni
Technically, it was a luffing contes
while it lasted, but the landsmen caugh
it as a loafing contest and let it g<
at that. The skipper of Resolut
outluffed Shamrock, while Shamroel
outloafed Resolute and the expert
waxed lutter over the lost oppor
tunity of Saturday, when there was ;
real wind and lively water, condition!
that would have made this last rac
a real salt sea drama.
The attendant fleet was much smalle
yesterday. The fight for ?he America'
Cup seems to have drifted into an ant
climax as iar as the interest of th
layman is concerned. The John ?
Hyiaii bobbed out to display polite of
licial interest. The lion Steamboat aiii
the Fall River liner carrying a langui
crowd of sightseers still followed, bu
the little yachts were far less numerou
than they have been any day sine
the races began.
May Not Finish To-day
The drifting pace became so il
tolerably slow that the steam vessel
had to back time and again as th
racers loafed off the Jersey coast. /
4 o'clock it became fairly certain th?
there would be no race, but the drif
ing contest was not called off until a:
ter 5 o'clock. By that time the yacht
had travelled about ten of the thirl
miles, with the mark still hidden i
the heat haze somewhere near the Co
sair. wh'.ch loafed on the horizon.
Before the start Shamrock twi<
turned around the Victoria, where S
Thomas Linton looked her over fro
the bridge. A seaplane fluttered do*
beside Sir Thomas's floating headqua
ters and lay there, hardly"movine ?
the languid sea. The little fleet or a
tendant boats lay cluttered up UI
toy boats in a pond. It did not lo<
like a propitious start for the cltmi
of the quest of the America'? mua.
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