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Firat Year of Panama Canal.
Uncle Sam's big venture a success despite world war. New life for "sailing ships an unexpected result. See the story in next Sunday's SUN. THE WEATHER FORECAST, t ' 'i " Probably showers to-dajtt not, o wtrm.7 to-day and to-rjjerrrow. Highest temperature yetjMtlay, 83 ; lowest, '71. Detailed weather, mall and 1 I nvaWri.rtOrw on pol 1. VOL. LXXXII. NO. 336. NEW YORK, MONDAY, AUGUST 2, lGlS.-S-Copyrlcaf. 1915, by the Sun Vrlntliio ami Vubthhtng AMortoUon. PRICE TWO CENTS. CHOLM FALLS TO TEUTONS AS RUSSIANS FLEE Important Town Near Ivan roioil Taken by Troops of the Kaiser. sTnmORX RESISTANCE ALOXCi TJI10 VISTULA glow IiVH'ont Continues on Uoth Hanks of the !iver ling. 17(1.5:10 OV CZAli'S MEX CAlTfRKD TX JULY Fifty-one Cannon and 358 Machine Guns Seized as AVoll. tptcial Cable Pttixitekjo Tnt Sr. Btr.UN, via Amsterdam, Aug. 1. The Cirturc of the Important town of Cholm. toutheast of Ivangorod. by the German troops In purMilt of the Russian was Announced officially to-night. The ottl r!al statement tells of stubborn resist ance on the part of the Russian dofend trs between the upper Vistula nnJ the River Dug. The German captured on the eastern front during July 170.53fi Russians, In cluding 323 olllcers, 51 guns and 35S Eiich.ne guns, according to the same ttttemen'. which covers the operations tetween the Pllltza anil the Daltlc and In the southcnMern theatre. The statement was as follows: North of the Nleman local actions re reported. Northwest of Rozan w irogrened further. Counter attacks by 'he enemy were repulsed, During July we captured between the Kllua and the Haltic '.ij.023 Rus sians, 41 Runs. Including two heavy p.ece-s, four mine throwing howitzers anil Zit machine guns. In the southeastern theatre our troops, advancing across the Vistula north of Ivangorod. repulsed heavy counter attacks by the enemy. Pursu lnj the Russians wo connucrcd the heights near Toilzamozo. capturing ever a thousand prisoners. Uetween the upper Vistula and the Bus River the enemy again resisted our attacks. During the day our tioo'ijs ojecte.1 the enemy from his posi' , near Kurow, east of Novi Ale.ir r a, south of Leuczna, south wef t.i south of Chtla, and south west of Dublenska. The enemy .-ontlnued to retreat on both batiks of the Rur and on tho front between the Rue and south of Leuczna. We have already passed through Chnlm In pursuit of tho nsmy In the southeastern theatre the, Gtrmans captured during July 32.1 efiw-s, j.r'0 men, 10 guns and US tr.adi..ie guns, RUSSIANS GIVE WAY. Offli'lnl Miitt'tm-iit Ti-IU of Retire ment I ncler l'reiirr. J.i'drf' Cubit Untuiick to The Sin. Ppti' ,i:.t. Ana. 1. The following eflic I suit m'nt was given out to-night: Le'wetn Chnlm and thu River Rug our troops under pressure of numeri cally superior enemy forces fell back to fie nrth after desperate lighting. In Courl.ind wo fought a desperate en Faci'i o t with the German on Friday snd Sittjrdny. After numetous frult lui nttnnpta the enemy at the cost of craie inssvs su'Teeibd In establishing ) m'K'f cm tie ig't h ink of tho river r.csr iv-n JungferhA Chi Friday nlglHtho enemy de Ilvcrfd ntt.uks on the eastern bank of the I'lssit, near the village of Ser watKi. near tho mouth of tho Szkwa. The enemy succeeded In gaining n foot-i. it In tho latter sector on the left bank of the Niirew, but afterward was repulsed by vigorous counter at tarks with tho baonet nnd driven tack trmnrd the Red River. On tho. ame ntgbt tho enemy, with consider ahl fnr',s, doveloied nn offensive In the Unznn Hector against our positions l'"Hvn the Nnrew nnd tho Orz r r- well ns itlong tho bank of the utter rtver vi deiperato battle followed the-e esti'idiiy, the enemy using lirsilv asphyxiating gases. After Bifneiou desperate bijomt unions tlni Gi mniis Miicceeill In making H"i p jgris along the front. T the Huuth of tho Orz River the f -u. reeded In capturing our line if 1 Ins by tierce baonot .charges. dnvi him back In this sector towani niH original position. The light-' in? wis most sanguinary, thu enemy surer ng n-vcro losses. In our counter at'a ks wo took l.onn prloners. In some MCtoiH on the Narew ftint the n during the past few days has brought fresh troops to tho fighting line T" the left of tho Vistula on the Tlloi. e-Naderzyn ftont west of War frtw 'Hero was rllle Hie. On tho right "'U of the Vistula yesterday mniti Inr we fought the GermatiH, who hnd cr k..r, tho old Maclenowlce-Kobyl-r.lra front. Ill this battle both sides alternately were tho aggressors. We rtml(i the attack near Knlowoszow, In 'he Ivnngorod region, on the woit tirn of tho Vistula. liftwecn the Vlsluln and the Rug the enemy yestetday delivered vigor oin r unless, attacks against our pofl It's lutween the Wleprz and 'the ills tin' Minion Rejuwlce, west of Cholm. RUSSIANS CONFIDENT, lleilreiniMit Only Ti'iuimrnr)', Siiyn beiul-iilllelnl Stnt eineiit, I ii'tctnl Cublr Umimtrh In Tiik Hi v, I.o- i'i.s Aug, I.- The Russians up-luii- i still' hold Warsaw. The io tlrtniinl to new posltloiiH Is reported Continued on Third Pago, SEES HIS FIRST PRESIDENT. Toll Keener Slinkm Ilnndu With -llr. Wllnon. Cornish, N. It., A up. 1. RoltiK Presi dent of the United States does not en title Woodrow Wilson to cross the Cheshire toll bridge over tho Connecticut Hlv.r, near Clarcmont. N. II., without pitying the regular fee of 15 cents. He found thnt out this nftcrnoon. Mr. Wilson on his vacations here has motored across this toll bridge perhaps n score of times and always without being recognized by the sevoiity-four-year-old toll keeper. Each time he has leaned down from his scat beside the chauffeur and paid the IS cents from hla own pocket. This afternoon the President reached Into his pocket for the right change as soon as tho car slowed up, but he found that at last tho aged keeper had recog nized him as the country's Chief Kxecu tive. Instead of the accustomed "Fifteen cents, please." Mr. Wilson was greeted with: "Are you the President of the United States?" Mr. Wilson smilingly acknowledged his Identity. "I never saw a President before," said the keeper, "and 1 would like to shake hands." They shook hands, the keeper col lrctcd his fee and the Presidential auto inobllo speeded on back to Harlakenden, the summer White House, Mr, Wilson spent a quiet Sunday, He laid work aside and rested with Ills family this morning. His son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Francis U. Sayre, went to church. TO RECALL "SCRAP OF PAPER." llctulniiR Will Wear A pproprlnte Souvenir on An mint 4. ' Special Cable Denpatch to The So. TllK Haoi-b. Aug. 1. The A'cho Welpc sas the population of Rrussels will wear a piece of torn paper on Aug. 4 In com memoration of von Hethmann-Holtweg-s now famous remark concerning the Re glan neutrality treaty, which he called "a scrap of paper," PASSENGERS IN PANIC 1,000 Passengers Alarmed When Cry of "Fight'' Is In terpreted as "Fire." The Grand rtsniiMIe .l.l.r shin nt fh me iirana itepuoiic, sister snip or tne General Slocum. which burned In therha of nU the.-tei'al business of the East River on June IS. 1904, when more than 1,000 lives were lost, was deserted ... . , . , . , i. .w... by 900 of her passengers last night when she arrived at Steeplechase Park. Coney Island. They had had- a fright which shook their nerve and decided them to teturn to their homes (most of them live In Yonkers) by railroad rather than continue the trip on the Grand Republic. ' The boat was between Rockaway Point and Manhattan Reach nt 7 o'clock last night when men on the lower after deck shouted 'tight." As It developed later, a quarrel between to men wno had had, perhaps, too wet a Sunday rapidly pro duced blows, but the cry of "tight" was mlsundeistood by most of tha passengers who thought that an alarm of fire was being sounded. In a halt minute men and women were showing "tire" and searching for life preservers. Some of the persons who quit the Grand Republic when she touched at Steeplechase Park Insisted that the panic was a very serious one, and that the rush to one side of the boat was so sudden that she listed suddenly and dangerously. They said that an officer of the boat, revolver In hand, drove the frightened passengers from the lowering side In time for the boat to right herseir. They Insisted that many of the men tried to get lifeboats Into the water and were only prevented by the threat of the offi cers that the first man who tampered with the lifeboats wouiu De snot. ... ... . " - -.. ,1 a. passenger, was that one nn waa so terrified by the apparent danger that ne graoueu u mo ,w Works and he will have charge of the1 overboard. It was said that his bodycamll nnd KOl)J roa(U construction and' was not recovered. maintenance work and the construction! The Grand Republic touched at the q( pubHe hulldngs, thus doing away Steeplechase Park pier at 7:30 I. M. '.th ,ne L'nKne(,ri tno state' nnd Immediately more than 900 persons i AlcntM.t ami the State Highway Com swarmed off tho ship. Many of them, I miioner. I lis a glance at the deserted decks re- Tne Department of Health Is practi-l vealed, left behind In their hurry many ca))v lef, ., lt j, ,( , m.; wm tie ' small personal belongings sucli as lunch , ,ne commissioner of Health iw nt baskets, hats, parasols and fans. As tho pr-sent. A Commissioner of Agrlcul-. bout landed at Yonkers at lu:3il P. M. ture will continue to be head of the De fewer than 100 persons went ashore, I purtment of Agriculture as at present. 1 Capt. itttwin carman aeiuei mm me boat had listed, that there had been a panic, or that any person hud Jumped overboard. He said : "We were returning from Rockaway at 7 P M. with a crowd of Yonkers people and were within five minutes of Steeplechase rarK wnen an inioxicatcn man on the lower deck aft raised the cry 'Fight!' Many of the persons thought he had shouted 'fire' and they .... ihn erv. The result was a scramble for life preservers and a good deal of confusion generally. No one waa hurt and there waB no damage of any sort caused to the boat." The passengers, nearly 1,000 In num ber, made up a Sunday excursion crowd from Yonkers. MUSIC CHARMS MUTE TO TALK. I tn I In (oriiornl, .Vfmle Dumb In llnttle, Suddenly Cured, Slrclal Cable Hetpnleli to Tub Scv, Romk, Aug. 1. Corporal Saturno Squlllaclottl of Naples became dumb In the course of n violent battlo ten days ago. Since then ho has been lying In tho hospital of Modane. All medical efforts to restore his speech failed and the doctors despaired of his tpcovery. Last night one of the hospital physicians, having been told that Squll laclottl Is a great lover of music, sat at the piano and played, with the object of entertaining the unhappy patient. The coiporal listened with Intense Interest nnd great excitement. When the music had ended he Jumped to his feet ex claiming, "Rravo! Hello!" (Reautlful.) The corporal's dumbness was cured. ROOT SPEECH A CALL TO THE BULL MOOSE Ex-Senator Would Welcome Wanderers to Hepublicfin Fold, Is llellef. DETAILS OF TAN NEK PLAN' It Is Designed to Show Tliat Old Tarty Has drown Liberal. Amiant, Aug. 1. Kx-Henator Root's advocacy of the Tanner plan to reor ganize the State government and the Stlmson plan to save ISO.OOO.OOO In the retirement of the State debts and lno vldlng for an executive budget, both of which arc now outlined for the llrst time, followed quickly upon the visit here Wednesday of Theodore Douglas Robin ion, formerly State chairman of the Pro. greselve party, nnd Chauncey J. Ham lin, an Krle county Progressive leader. Prominent Republican delegates to the Constitutional Convention Insisted to night that President Root's flatfooted es pousal of the reforms was prompted by a desire to show the Progressives that they would be welcomed back to the Repub lican party and that the Constitutional Convention was ready to Indicate that the Republican party had determined to become liberal. The Tanner plan, which will be re ported to the convention next Wednes day, provides for the election only of the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Attar-ney-CJeneral nnd the State Comptroller. Thus Is accomplished the reform desired by the short ballot advocates, as the Sec retary of State, the State Treasurer and State Engineer are eliminated as elec tive olllcers. The Governor's Cntilnrt. The Governor Is to have a Cabinet, ap pointed by him with the confirmation of the Senate, composed of the heads of ex- J ecutlve departments to be known as fol lows : Department of State. Department of Taxation and Finance. Department of Public Works. Department of Health. Department of Agriculture. I Department of Charities nnd Correc- , tion. X Department of Ranking nnd Insurance. Department of Labor. j Department of Conservation. In addition there Is to be a Depart-1 ment of Justice, the head of which will bt an Attorney-Oenerul, elected for tho ,BI"e irrin as me uuituivi, mum, uuti R ... , . lie will have j State for all the departments. Including! I those which now have hlg legal staffs. I Independent of the Attorney-Generals 1, k), tha Kxd 1,(.,);irtmPI1,. I Then there will be a department of audit and control, the head of which , w ' the State Comptroller, who also Will UC Cll'llCM IWr HIV PrtlllC icim ttio Governor. He will be exclusively an auditing olllcer and will have nothing to do with the assessment and collection JOI taxes, as now. ll will ie Ml main duty to audit and verify the financial transactions of the State and no execu tive or administrative duties shall bo conferred upon the Comptroller except to accomplish such purpose. Although the heads of the executive departments will be first appointed with the consent of the Senate, the Governor may remove them without the sanction of the Senate. The Legislature will tlx thclr salaried. Forma Department of Stale, Tha Secretary of State will be the head of the department of State and he. will perform practically the duties of the present Secretary of State, except that the automobile bureau will be taken from him. Tho head of the department of taxa tion and finance will be the Treasurer of the State, and he will take over mostj of the duties of the Comptroller, lie will have charge of the receipts and dis bursements of the State treasury, In cluding the corporation, Inheritance, automobile and all other taxes. He will) havo also tne inspection ami supervioioi. of any State board of tax commissioners which may be provided for by the Logls I luture. Gov. Whitman has Just estab- I I.Siieu a new main lit cuiiiiiunniun, , '.urermendent of public works will bc the 'noaJ of D.Mrl,nent of VuWa Work of CliHrltles Deiiiirtiiient. 1 I A secretary of charities and enrree- tlon will be head of that department, which will havo tho power of Inspection and supervision of Institutions for tho """ mum.. - munn,,- Modes, reform schools, prisons ami i charitable Institutions. This secretary will have charge of all expenditures for these Institutions. 1 he powers of the I 1 fiscal supervisors and the State Super I Intendent of Prisons, both of whom ar Democrats, whose terms have fceveral years yet to run. arc transferred to tho secretary of charities and these two offices are abolished. The State Hoard of Charities, tho State Hospital Com mission and the State Prison Commission are continued to supervise and Inspect tho Institutions undei their control now, and the boards of managers of the Insti tutions are continued unless otheiwlse changed by the Legislature. A Secretary of Hanking and Insurance i will be the head of that department, I under which are consolidated the present i -A... n ,n fl.iii at ttii.tiil., nf inntirii mh n.i.l ' banking, the Superintendent of Ranks being a Democrat whose term does not oxplro for two years yet. An Industrial commission will direct the activities of the Department of Labor, which Is tho situation now, and this department will have the enforce ment of all labor laws nnd the work men's compensation law, as ut present. There will bo a board of nlnu mem bers, one from each Judicial district, at tho head of the Department of Conserva tion, as outlined In tho plan Just adopted by tho Constitutional Convention com mitted on conservation, and this hoard Continued on Second I'aye. UP-STATE STRIKERS ROUTED BY MILITIA Troops Quell Disturbance at .Massena After Two Arc Wounded. 1,000 MEN' QUIT WOItK; Company Officials Offer Com promise With Increase in Wages. Mabse.va, N. Y Aug. 1. Three com panies of militia arrived bore to-day to quell disturbances arising from the strike of 2,400 employees of the Alumi num Compiny of America. Soon nfter the arrival of the first company, shortly nfter noon, a bridge, behind the barrloadcs of which were In trenched hundreds of strikers, was charged nnd the striker were dispersed. Since that time the mllltli has been In full control of the situation. Rcforc the coming of the mllltla two employies of the company were victims of attacks. One, who was shot In the leg, Is dying In nn Ogdei sburg hospital. Tho other was thiown Into the power canal at the plant. The strike, which has completely tied up operations here at n time when the company wasenJolng great prosperity, was the result of n refused request for Increased pay. It started yesterday nfternoon when employee at the pot room were Informed that their tequest for $1.90 n dny had been refused and that they were expected to continue at the wage of 41 7B a day. Mua nt Plant- I'.n t rillice. Almost Immediately nfter the receipt of this ultimatum the employers, about 500 strong, left their work and took up a position on a bridge lending Into the company's plant. They stopped all tratllc Immediately nnd confiscated materials being shipped Into the factory. Olllcers of the company Immediately got Into communication with Sheriff Day of St. Lawrence county. He sum moned all deputies In the vicinity and assembled a large number of farmers and townspeople, who ere armed and ordered to the plant. After several hours of wrangling with the strikers, whose numbers had now grown beyond l.Oi'O, the Sheriff decided that his small forces were Inadequate and wired the authori ties at Albany for a delegation of mllltla. Company D or Ogdenburg nnrt Com pany K of Mm lone were ordered to report at the earliest poislble moment. They arrived here shortly before noon and made camp. Shortly afterwaul Com pany (' of Watertown came Into town on a special train and Joined tile other forces. .Major Rice of Watertown made tho trip here tills morning nnd Is now In command of the forces, although Col. Hltche'ock of Rlugh.imton Is expected here tomorrow morning to assume charge. As soon as the forcoi were organized nt a point some distance from the plant they were carried to the M-one of illlllcul tles In a large number of motor trucks. They massed a short distance from the bridge and with fixed bayonets made their charge. The strikers at first gave slgiM of fight, but as the bayonet charge advanced split their ranks and permitted the soldiers to pass on into the plant. The strlkeia dispersed Immediately and the olllcers, superintendents and others who refused to strike were ieeased from the prison made for them In the factory buildings. Ofllcerii Offer Coiiiprfiiiilni, The olllcers had been prisoners In the plant since Into yesterday afternoon. Soon after their release officials an nounced themselves leady to compromise with the employees at the rate of tl.SO providing work Is resumed Immediately. Strong pickets hive been stationed around the plant to-night and the In terior Is being patrolled, the officials fearing that damage might be done there. SENDS TROOPS AT 2 A. M. (iov. Whitman Orders Out Three ('iiiiiliniiles by Tflopliiini-. Aliiany. N. Y Aug. 1. Gov. Whit man himself oy telephone at " o'clock this morning ordered out the mllltla to quell the strike disturbances at the Aluminum Company works at M.issenn, St. Lawrence county. At midnight the Governor received a telegram from Sher iff Th.nl P. I My reading: "I'leasii order mllitl.i from Ogdens burg to come to .Massena Immediately on account of bad strike at the Aluminum Company works. Very serious, destroy ing property and threatening lives." The Governor telephoned the Sheriff and leiiiued that Jiver.il men had been Injured and that the IimmI authorities could not handle tho situ ation. The Governor Immediately com-niunle-ated by telephone with Capt. Marshall of Company K at Malono ami Capt. llrlggs of Company i, nt Ogdens burg, of the Fiist National Guard In fantry, nnd they proceided nt once to Massena and took charge of thu situa tion. Reports tecelved late tu-nlght by Adjt.-Gi'ii. Stotisbury, who Is keeping In close touch with the situation, Indicate that the Sheriff expects .serious troiiblo when the company's works open to-mor-iow morning. The Sheriff believes that the mllltla forces now on Die scene aio not sufficient to rope with tho situation and accoiillngly Gen. Stotesbury wired Company C at Watertown to be In re,n. ness for a call. Within an hour after his order this company was waiting to lie despatched to the scene. Lieut. -Col. Charles II. Hitchcock of Rlnghnmton was ordered to the scene of tho strike to-dsy nnd ho will tellevo Major Rice, who has been handling the situation. SHIP NAMED FOR HINDENBURG. Knlser Orders llnttle Cruiser Christened fur (iriieriil, I.ONI.ON, Aug. 2. Tho German battlo cruiser which was to have lieen named Ersatz Hertha and which was launched yesterday at Wllhelmshavcti was chris tened Van Illndenburger by order of the Kulscr. The new cruiser Is of 28,000 tons.. rOLlUE TARE PLATE OFF BECKER COFFIN Inscription Accusing Governor of "Murder" Itcmovcd Af ter Conference. FA .'HOT PEHF011MS TASK District Attorney Martin Si lent About Possible Crimi nal Libel Action. Police authorities held a con ference at Police Headquarters yester day nftcrnoon, nnd then on their own In itiative went to the darkened room where the body of Charles Reeker, who was jut to denth Friday morning for the mur der of Herman Rosenthal, lay In n coffin, and removed from the coffin lid the small silver plate Inscribed, "Charles Decker. Mu rib red July 30, 1915, by Governor Whitman."' The first Intlnntlon that Mrs. Reeker, widow of the former policeman, had had n plate so Inscribed and fastened to the collln camo to Police Headquarters through the Sunday newspapers. There upon, after some telephoning. First Dep uty Police Commissioner Leon It. Godley, District Attorney Martin of The Rronx and Inspector Faurot, head of the De tective Bureau, met at Police Headquar ters In the nfternoon and discussed among themselves whether the plate should be removed. Their opinion was that the coffin plate Inscription was a criminal libel of the State's Chief Execu tive and that therefore It should be re moved. Tost. AaalKllrd to Pnnrot. Inspector Faurot was delegated by the Others to go to Mrs. Decker's apartments at 2191 University avenue, The Rronx, to look at the coffin plate. Inspector Faurot therefore went to The Rronx after dinner anil met Acting Captain Wines of the Rronx detective bureau. The In spector and captain went together to Mrs. Reekei's apirtments. where they ar- rived at 7:30 o'clock lam night. They ( looked nt the cotlln plate, which was In j scribed as the newspapers had said It I was. 1 As gently as poislble Inspector Faurot, one who overheard the conversation ,s.tld later, convinced Mrs. Reeker that I the word "murdered" on the plate might I result In an action for criminal libel. At Its best the Inscription waa In bad t.tHe, Mrs. Reeker was told. Previously. It Is said. MrS.TTVker hnd teen told that os long as any such Inscription remained on the coffin It could not be brought ! Into nny Roman Catholic Church. ' Mrs. Reeker did not Interfere then ' hen the poll e officials told her that ! they Intended to lake the sliver plate j from the coffin lid. They had brought I a screwdriver with them to the apart I ment. In a few seconds Inspector Faurot had tjemoved the screws, lifted the plate ' and put It In his coat pocket. ; The plate was brought down to Police ' Headquarters and linked In a desk. It wilt be kept there In case It Is needed , at any time as an exhibit If ever legal ! action Is taken. Views nn l.lliel Action. District Attorney Martin of The Rronx In speaking of the coffin plate Incident said ho felt very sorry for any one who was In such serious trouble ns Mrs. Decker, but he wouldn't hiy that he con templ.tted any action. It was learned, however, that he onsldered It a clear case of criminal libel and that the law i would not require Gov. Whitman, the man libelled, to act as complaining wit ness. Any one who saw the plate could j be complaining witness. After the plate had been removed Mr. Martin admitted that he hid been In consultation with Deputy Police Com missioner Godley nnd Inspector Faurot during part of the afternoon and that the conference concerned the plate on the Reeker coffin, He refused to divulge what action, If any, he will take. "Have you talked with Gov. Whitman about such action?" he was asked. "I have nothing to say about that." said Mr. Martin, After the plate was removed the I1d from which It was taken was banked with (lowers. Scores of persons tried to get Into Mrs. Decker's apartment In the evening, hoping to see the plate and the collln. but I'ndert.lker Struwe remained at the door, keeping every one out except friends of the family. It Is not ot known what priest will say the low mass over the body to-day; Father Nicholas .1. Murphy, rector of the Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentlne, Andrews avenue south of Fordham load, Is In Philadelphia, and one of hl assistants, Father O'Connell or Father Whalen, will probably take his place. Policemen for I'nllheHrers, Mis lleckor refused to discuss the plate yesterday, but she took occasion to deny over the telephone a report that policemen would be unwelcome at the funeral service. "Why, all the pallbe.ireis will be mem bers of the Police Department," she said, "and police friends of my husband's are welcome In uniform or civilian attire." Tho announcement that Decker, who died a Catholic, was to bo burled In Woisllawn cemetery, a noti-sectarlan burial ground, caused many to ask whether tinder the rules of the Catholic church a murderer may be burled In the consecrated ground of a Catholic nenietcry. Also Inquirers wanted to know whether the Catholic church In the case of n murderer exe cuted by tho State permits what Is known as n solemn high requiem mass or Insists thnt only a low muss bo said. It was learned directly from high cleslastlcal authorities by Tiik Sun that Inasmuch as Decker received absolution nnd communion Just before he died his body could be burled In consecrated ground If the relatives so desired, nnd that the church servlc might consist of a solemn high requiem mass. , low mass nnd burial In u non-Catholic cem etery, therefore, mean merely that the nature nf tho ceiemony nnd the cholca of a cemetery are In nivordaiice with Mrs. Decker's requests. Ai.iianv, Aug. 1. Gov. Whitman In sisted to-night that tho Decker caso was u closed Incident, nnd he hnd no com ment to make on tho Munton statement. CASHIER OF ANDS TENOGRA PHER G ONE PSy' "wjPBe "H Abraham Cornelius and Loret ta Adelgais Missing From Englewood. F.Nni.BWoon. N. J., Aug. I. Abraham Cornelius, Jr., for many years cashier of the Citizens National Rank, a married man with a family; Ml-i Loretta Adelgais, 23 e.lrs old, an attractive young stenographer, formerly employed In the bank, nnd $11,000 In e-ash from the bank's vault have bien missing s'nee Wednesday afternoon. There Is no tangible evidence to show that Cornelius and the girl disappeared together, but Clinton II. Rlake, presl dent of the lunk. and the girl's mother, a widow, attach significance to the fact that each vanished from Englewood about the sa.ro time Cornelfns finished work at the bank as usual late Wednesday afternoon ami boarded a trolley for New York. One of tho bank's director" sat In tho same seat with him and the chatted all the waj. The cashier said he Intended to do some shopping In the city. The ill rector thought nothing more of the Inci dent until Friday morning when Presi dent Rlake made certain of Cornelius's disappearance and the loss of J11.O00 of the bank's" money, lt was then learned that the cahler had not returned from his shopping trip and that neither his family nor friends had w"cn him for several das. lent TcloKriuti to Mother. Meanwhile the Englewoul Hoard of Trade had been trying to trace the where abouts of Mls AilelgaN, the hoard's stenographer. She had been employed by the boanl three w. eks ago at the solicitation of Cornelius On Wednes day afternoon she asked to leave the office earl as he had an engagement In New Yotk Then she sent a telegram to her mother, with whom ho lived at Hoehrlle l'ark. saying the board would meet late Wednesday night and she would stay In Englewood with friends. The board had no meeting that night and the girl did not appear at her desk on Thursday niornli.-. Since then Englewood gossips have had their fill of rumors, but no one would vouch for any of the eoiinletlng reports until to-day. Mrs. Cornellu nnd her daughter Amy an- at the t or nellus bungalow. Camp Englewood, at Greenwood Like, while their new hou.' In Englewood Is being completed. I ntll Wednesday Cornelius nnd his son Wal lace, an emploee of the Merchants Na tional Rank. New York, had been stay ing week nights at the new house, going to the camp for week ends. Mr. 'Hake said that when he le.it lied Cornelius, his emploei for nineteen jtars, had gone he had the bank's ex perts examine tile books and count the cash and then found that a package containing tl.OOn w-.is missing. I It said he had dispensed with Miss Adel gnls's services at the bank two moutln ago In order to get a male stenographer, but the girl's mother, voicing her In dignation at Cornelius lit no uncertain terms, put an entirely different con struction on her daughter's discharge from the bank. Mr", ilelllt' les, If I had fifty bullets." said Mrs. Adelgais, "I would lire them Into the body of this man My daughter was employed at the bank for live je'iirs as stenographer for Mr. Cornelius and I non ice ill that foui w live Hires l.o relta leslgned because of Mr. Cornelius's attentions to her. Every time she re signed Mr. Cornelius would motor out to our Inline and plead with me and Loretta. At one time he oven brought Ids wife. I plainly told him our sus picions and Loretta asked him In my presence, 'Have I ever done an thing that any good girl should be ashamed of." and .Mr. Cornelius answered 'No.' "About a month ngo Loretta Inst her position in the bank, but Mr. Co melius gave her a lecoiiimendatlon and sho got a position with the Englewood Hoard of Trade. She said the bank let her go because they wanted a male stenographer, but after what has hap pened I am Inclined to belli o that Mr. Cornelius or tho bank officials became aware of gossip and liought about the change, s elng to It that Loretta got another position, "Loretta left home ns usual Wednes day morning. I don't ! llevo sho hud any Intention of going away, but when I kissed her good. by something seemed to tell me something was going to hap pen, It was Just a mc'her's premoni tion. "Wednesday night Loretta sent mo a telegram saMng she would stay in Englewood with a ft lend over night and on Friday President Hell of the Roaid of Trade asked me where she was, "I hurried to Lorotta's friend's home In Englewood and found that she hnd not st'iynl there Wednesday night. Then I wns told that Mr. Cornelius had dis appeared also." The last Mr. Rlake heard of Cor nelius, said the bunker this afternoon, was thnt he boarded a croxstown Twenty-third street car In Manhattan Wednesday evening on his way tn ISSth street "to do some shopping," He tiHd no satchel or grip with lit'- and so far BANK, $11,000 a BRAHAM CORNELIUS, JR., nntl above (on the left), his duUKhter, Amy, nnd (on the r.Kht) Loretta Adelunis. as Is known Miss Adelgais took no extra clothes wherever she went. ".Mr. Cornelius," ald .Mr Rlake. "came to us as a bookkeeper and live or six years ago succeeded Donald McKay nt cashier. Wo plactsl every confidence In him. I wish uu would say that his dis appearance and that of the $11,000 will not Inconvenience tho bank In the slight est degree. Mr. Cornelius was bonded with the American Surety Company for $20,000. "No, wo havo not notified the police, because even now I believe Mr. Cornelius will come to his senses and return. I shall turn the case over to the surety company In the morning," Friends of .Miss Adelgais describe her as di mure and quiet. She was friendly with Cornelius's daughter Amy, a grownup girl. Many of the young people In Englewood and llackens.ick knew her, but seemingly all Hps were sealed this afternoon when Inquiry was made about her Cornelius Is Is yean otd and rather attract ve in appearance, lie formerly lived m Hrooklyn. DESIGN FOR SIX NEW DESTROYERS ACCEPTED Informiitiou Made Available by Kuropeaii War I'tilized in I. S. Vessels. Wasiiinuton. Ala-. l.Tho do.igtii for the s! torpedo boat destroyeis au thored j,y the last nival appropriation act tune Jim been completed In the Hur.au f Construction and Repair of the Navy Department. M,i, fr work of constructing these vessels will bo opened by tho Secretary of tho Navy on October 6 next. I The final design of the p injected lie. ( strocis wa deieloped by tho Huroau of 1 Construction to produce certain Impor t.mt military characteristic delred hy the General Hoard, j These vessels will l)fi nauici for dead olllcers of the navy whose ills. ' tlngulshed services or heroic nets In active service have entitled them to ; places on tho navy's loster of honor, j In connection with the delgn of these vessels a special effort has been mule to utilize the Information available ns , the lesult of tho European war. Tha i de.igu maiki a distinct deiartiiie In t many respects fiom that of pieredlng classes. The maximum silst lined sea speed has been made 30 knots, while a birgo radius of action at cruising bperd has be-en maintained. Thoo gun located j In the waist on pimioiis vessels have I been mounted amidships at such a height as to Inciease their efficiency under roucli water condition mater ally, In addition care has been taken to , guard, so far ns poslble, against the tendency existent lii most small, light vessels to pitch and roll, and ' every effort consistent with their military re quiieinents has been made to render these vessels comfortable frnni the standpoint of living accommodations, The main characteristics will he; 1-ength, 310 feet ; beam, .In feet 7 Innhes;' diatight, moan, R feet ; d'splaoemcnt, 1.12S tons, battery, four t Inch rapid tire gun's, two I pounders, nntl-alrcraft guns; four tilple torpedo tubes; nnchlnery, steam turbines, oil fuel burning water tuba ( boilers. I SIX AMERICANS ON IBERIAN. i Three Killed When Gerinnn Suli i murine Torpedoed Vessel, 1 pennl Cable Detimtrh tn Tilt: Si x I Loniion-, Aug. 1.- The I'ornwpoudcnt of TUB St'N learns to-day that six mem bers of the ciew of the Rrltlsh steam ship Ibeilan, torpedoed ami sunk Fri day by a German submarine, wore 1 killed and six wounded. Two died in I the boats. Among th.. killed were thro Amerl- 1 cans Mark Wiley, a muleteer from Hns ton, John enrol, nnd a man numiwl Sheridan Among tho wounded were Inlsn three Americans; Henry Welsh. John Draw ell and Charles Hansbury. WORK HARD TO WIN RURAL VOTE FOR SUFFRAGE Women Are Milking Vigor ous Campaign in the Funning Districts. MUX CiEXEKALIV SEEM APATHETIC Keports From "SiinV Cor respondents Indicate Light Vote in November. MANY COrXTY CLUJ5S ORGANIZED tY WOMEN Make House to House Can vass and Solicit Pledges in Some. Districts. Next November Just n llttlo mors than three months from now the citi zens of this Stnto will vntu on tha question of woman siffrago. An ntnenditiont to tho Constitution has been prepared which If passed by n majority of the voter!" will become n part of tin new State Constitution, leaders of IkiIIi parties have ugrcod to this niuoh. If the suffragists ioe their fight this fall they may have n harder time, In tho future. A proposal is pending be fore tho convention requiring a ma jority of tho ballots of three-fifths, of tho register!! voters before nn umend nient becomes effective. In view of tho wldesprond 'interest in the question of "votes for women" In this State Tilt: Spn through Its correspondents presents to-day n re sume of tho situation ns it relates to the success or defeat of the move ment In the smaller up-Kltite communi ties. mid to the work lxlng done by tho advocate stiffr-tpa. It Is found that Wm suffragists are showing great nctlvltji far more than tho "nntls." Counties are divided Into districts nnd Inlluentlnl women aro conducting- street corner meetings, house to homo canvasses, card pledge systems nnd other miiins. The worst handicap so fur has been tho Indifference of the majority of male voters. Then again It Is an off year In the election nnd u .mall vote Is expected. Tho leading politicians, while an nouncing themselves n.- n rule in favor of "tho cnuse," nro not taking their ooats olT to work for It WORK FY DISTRICTS. Suffragists I'lnlui .-..lioo IMrdues Out of I I .OHO Voters. (MAlone, I'r.inklln r'iunt, popu'.ii.nri i;,lT Malone. Aug. 1 - -The suffrages' campaign for this district, No. I, is thoroughly oignnlzed and the leadei ore haul at work The whole of Frank lin eountv ! divided Into districts, each of which has nil oiganlrntlou working In It" district for woman suffrage. Mrs. T '1 Paddock, the lo. tiling suf fragist In thl'i county, savs that her organization Is In excellent shape iiml leadv for the vote in Franklin county In Clinton and St. Lawrence counties tho suffragists mo tiol fully organized, but aro at 'vork continuously "I expect those counties to bo thor oughly oigaiilred and toady for huslnes. In a very short time," she s i lit. "Next week wo will have a celebration with, a big parade for the northern part .' SI Law tonco county. Including Hrashei' Falls and Massena." Tho Indications are thnt the vote will be very large this fall Of tho enrolled votes of Franklin county, about ll.noii, they clnliii to have secured nenrlv a.nnn pledged to support th" su(Tr:ii;o amendment, and they expect lo have a laige majority pledged to vote, for them bcfoni election day. In miking a canvass of 1'r.inkP.n county, which was nnlnhe.1 a f.-w da" ago. counting men nnd women, then1 were i'.'J.'O In favor of woman suffinge, the town of Malono giving OS of this number The number in the county who were net In favor of suffrage was only I'll of t o leading politicians of both the old parties only two are agilnsr the amendment, nnd those two do not now bold nny office and cannot do much harm. Of the nineteen town Supervisors In I'r.inklln county seventeen are in favor nnd only two at, .Inst Woman suffrage. CORNER MEETINGS. Women Explain Siiffrniie Issue to ShiippliiK Crouds. trisnei. Milnnionn rnunty, population I nii? Giisksko, Aug 1 - The local woman suffrage organizations In tho villages of Livingston county mid the surrounding rural districts. In conjunction with tho Plate body, lire conibKtliir n most nc tive nnd systematic cninpalgn to a.'s'st in carrying to a successful issue tho proposed ntiicnilment to tho Stat't Con stitution to I"' voted on in Novtmbt r. The majority of thn towns in this vicinity have had activo woman suf finge organizations for some time, hold lug regular meetings nt which tin- propo sition bm been discussed and promi nept speakers spoke. However, thev realized Ihnt these meetings, intended mostly hy those m favor of woman suf frage, did not bring tho Issues effectu ally before the public. Some little time ago a county meeting was held nnd a cninpalgn was planned and mapped out with a view of giving more publicity to the cause and bring ing tho issues Involved more dearly be fore the people, In general, especially thu men, Starting some, few weeks aco, on