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HERO OF GANAL After Saving Several Per sons from Drowing He Rescues Three Mules. ALWAYS ON THE JOB New Brunswick, Aug. 31: — Charles Conover, son of Cornelius Conover, the well-known chief engi neer of the United Stat.eB govern ment, of Raritan Landing, is certain ly entitled to a medal from the Car negie commission for his bravery in rescuing lives from drowning. Three weeks ago he saved a young boy who had gone In swimming near the Landing Bridge from drowning. Last week Tuesday he rescued two girls and a man who had turned over in a canoe, In the canal and last night he rescued three more lives. Shortly before 8 o'clock Monday Bvenihg a canal boat, drawn by four mules, came along on its way to this city. When near the bridge the boat somehow or other was misguided and started to go toward the bank. The mules made a brave effort to hold their own, but they could not and all four were thrown into the canal. Conover, who was standing near the bridge, heard the splash and realized that some one was over. He was surprised to see the mules struggling to save themselves from drowning and without any fear he doffed his clothes and jumped in to save the drowning mules. He grab bed the halter of the first mule and began to swim to Bhore on the oppo side of the towpath. It was an aw ful tussle and when he landed on the ground he was completely ex hausted. He held on until assist ance came and then they all man aged to get all of the mules out. The last mule was so completely exhausted that he did not have any strength left and fell back into the canal and drowned. A large number of people in the vicinity of the Landing gathered and Conover was cheered for his heroic act. Conover is only fifteen years old. A. 0. H. HONORS MIDDLESEX GO. Paterson, Aug. 81:.—The forty sixth biennial state convention of tbe Ancient Order of Hibernians was opened yesterday morning In St. Joseph's School hall, in Carroll street. After a speech of welcome by Chairman Richard McGinn, the Very Rev. Dean McNulty was intro duced. Tbe dean delivered a short address, in which he spoke briefly of the good work that was being done by the order throughout this and European countries, and urged the members to give their support to the parliamentary party in Ireland, which, under the leadership of John Redmond, is fighting for Irish inde pendence. He also urged the mem bers to live up to their faith and its teachings. The dean received an ovation. Rev. C. P. Gillen, pastor of St. Joseph's church, followed and Rev. William P. McLaughlin, of Union Hill, state chaplain, paid a glowing tribute to Dean McNulty. After the clergyman's remarks the convention was turned over to State President Peter J. Kerwin, of this city, and the delegates went into executive session. The reports of the officers showed the order to be in a flourishing con dition. There was a balance of $2,204.04 in the treasury. It was voted to contribute $200 to charity and also set aside $500 to pay ex penses of four delegates to the na tional convention, to be held at Chicago in October of next year. These delegates are to be elected at today's session. At the noon hour dinner was served by the Ladles' Auxiliary. The convention resumed its deliberations at 1:30. The next convention will be held In Warren county in Octo ber, 1912, Contrary to expectations, Peter J. Kerwin did not run again for the presidency, declining to be a' candi date. The following officers were elected: State president, Edward Hayes, New Brunswick; vice-presi dent, Dennis Phelan, Hoonton; sec retary, James P. Mylod, Glen Ridge; treasurer, John Felghey, Arlington. A Lack of Words. In comparison with the English tongue foreign tongues seem parsimo nious in some ways of expression and wasteful In others. For Instance, it is impossible to "kick" a man in French. You must give him n "blow with the foot." The Portuguese do not "wink" at one. They "close and opctuthe eyes." In the languages of the American Indians there is no word with which to convey the idea of "stealing." per haps because the Idea of property Is so vague. It la related of one of the early missionaries that In. attempting to translate the Bible into Algonquin he couki find no word to express "love" and was compelled to Invent It. 'POC8ESSION NINE POINTS OF THE LAW. The familiar adage that possession is nine points of the law Is a food one 'to keep In mind when a division of : worldly goods has to be made In a j family. In such a case there Is likely ito be a feeling against dismantling ■the old home, i.nd the person to whom the house Is left as his or her share .probably feels more strongly than any 'one else. This has resulted many times and oft in the failure of the [Other heirs to remove from the house furnishings that have been willed to them. The best things, too, are those juaually left, for the occupants will "miss them so." 1 Such sentiment Is all very well In theory, but does the one who hat yielded to It ever get back his goods <ji chattels? Seldom unless he goes foi them when the conditions of the will are fresh in the occupant's mind, foi with time a possessive sense steal; over the tatter's heart and soul, and litigation is usually the only thing thai (Will JistuBto It. The only safe eours< to ignoii all pleadings «_pd take all bilonglngslaway at once. \ I : \ ■ \ REFUSED TO MARRY HIM HE ENDED THEIR LIVES Special by United Prett Wr«. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 81:—Ch-arles 8. L. Brown, a soldier of fortune, end ed his career today when he committed suicide after killing Mrs. Kdith Ward, and fatally wounding Mrs. Anna Lan there. Mrs. I^anthere's refusal to mar ry him was the cause of the tragedy. Mts. Ward was killed when she tried to protect Mrs. Lanthere. SAY EXCHANGE IS BIG FRAUD Head of $20,000,000 Cor poration Is Put Under $5,000 Bonds. UNDERWRITING CONCERN Chicago, Aug. 31.— Charged with using the malls to defraud, William H. Holcomb, vice president of the Co operative United Exchange, was ar rested by United Sta'es Deputy mar shals. He wos held by Commissioner Foote in $5,000 bonds for a hearing on Sept. 9. A branch office at 139 Da Salle street was raided, and literature of the company was seized. The Co-operative United Exchange, which has offices In New York, Chi cago, San Francisco and Washington, was organized in Phenlx, Ariz., last April, with an alleged capital of $20, 000,000. The company purports to be a sort of underwriting concern. The government's charge against Holcomb Is based on contracts with managers and agents. The concern Is exploiting the 'California Sanitarium and Farm company." This is to be a paradise for consumptives and other invalids. Now it consists largely of sagebrush and sand north of Los An geles. Managers and agents, according to Holeomb's letters, were to receive from 2f> to 50 per cent of cash for all stock and bonds dumped ou deluded investors. The lands are, according to the literature, to be irrigated from a great aqueduct, Washington, Aug. 81.—By the arrest by postofflce inspectors in Chicago of W. HxHolcomb, vice president of the United Exchange, the officials of the chief inspector's office of the postofflce department believe they have stopped one of the biggest swindles ever pro jected. UNVEIL REED STATUE. Congressman McCall Chief Speakor at Portland Ceremony. Portland, Mo., Aug. 81.—The bronze statue of the late Speaker Thomas Brackett Heed was unveiled this af ternoon on the Western promenade. The exercises will be under the aus pices of the Reed Memorial associa tion, of which Judge Joseph Symonde of this city Is president and Colonel Augustus G. l'alne of New York Is chairman. Congressman Samuel W. McCall of Massachusetts will make the chief address. The statue is of bronze. The figure Is eleven feet high, and the whole mon ument, Including the pedestal, twenty feet high. The pedestal is of red gran ite about nine feet square. True Liberality. "He was always thought," said Un cle Ethan reflectlngly, "to be one of the charltablest men In the whole town, and I guess he was. He always owned a plug hat, for one thing, and I never knew him to refuse to lend it to anybody." His Opinion. The Dear Glrl—I am really astonish ed to hear you advance the proposition that a child should not be corrected In the presence of strangers. The Savage Bachelor—He should not be because he should never be In the presence of strangers; that's why. Why She Was Silent. A very silent old woman was once asked why It was she had so little to say. She replied that when she was a young girl she was very ill and could not talk for a long time, whereupon she made a vow that If speech were given her once more she would never again say anything unkind of any body. And thus she was as they found her.—Exchange. The Soft Question. Mrs. Nuwed, Sr. (to son after fam ily jar)—Don't forget, son, that "a soft answer turneth away wrath." Mr. Nuwed, Jr.—Well, 1 know a Boft ques tion of mine brought a lot of It on me.—Smart Set. Generous. Tattered Terry—There goes a kind man. The last time I went to him 1 didn't have a cent and he gave me all he could. Weary Walter—What was that? Tattered Terry—Thirty days.— Puck. Vain Mathematics. Absentminded Professor—My (allot has put one button too many on my vest. I must cut it off. That's funny Now there's a buttonhole too many What's the use of arithmetic?— Bourlre Mostly Before. Prosperous Publisher -Do you writ* before or after eating? Poet (faintly) —Always before unless I have some thing to eat.—Judge. What men want Is not talent, It is puipose; not the powers to achieve, but the will to labor.—Bulwer-Lytton His Early Love Affair. May—I wonder why Heggle never married. Jack—He had a love affair when quite young aud never got over it. May—Who was the object of bis af fections? Jack—Himself. Cheeky. "Does Winks take any magazine*?" "All be can get. I don't dare to leave one lying around. '—Birmingham Age Hentlrt HOUSEKEEPING EXPERIMENTS Women's Clubs of New Jer sey Establish Station at Home of Mrs. Pattison. SECOND IN COUNTRY A housekeeping experiment sta tion, the second of Its kind In this country, Is likely to be established under the auspices of the New Jer sey State Federation of Women's Clubs, at Colonla. The station will test new material, methods and appliances designed to make housekeeping easlet and cheaper, and the results will be com municated to all the women's clubs in New Jersey, so that the members can pride themselves on being the most up-to-date and scientific house wives in the country. The experiment station laboratory will be two rooms in the house of Mrs. F. A. Pattison, of Metuchen and Colonia, president of the Jersey State Federation, which she is contribut ing to the cause, and which will be made over into a demonstration kit chen and laundry. The research work will be under the direction of a committee of club women particularly Interested In the subject. The plan is awaitIng the sanction of the board of trustees of the New Jersey Federation before the work can be commenced. Mrs. Pattison hopes to soon secure that. The two large rooms for the purpose have been added to the Pattison home at Colonia. The announcement of the New Jersey plan was made by Charles Bernard, who originated the experi ment station idea and who for the past three years has given much of his time to it. Mr. Bernard is a re tired playwright and editor, living in Connecticut, the author of the old favorite, "The County Fair." It was on retiring to live in the suburbs that Mr. Bernard formula ted the plans for the first experiment station for housekeeping. He no ticed that while Mrs. Bernard found her housekeeping an agreeable task, her neighbors were groaning and struggling under the same burden. A little examination disclosed that while the Bernards kept their kit chen supplied with labor-saving de vices, their neighbors were tolling In the old treadmill. And this, he learned, was not because the hus bands wouldn't provide better facil ities, but because most of them did n't even know what progress had been made. Then It occurred to the Bernards, for Mrs. Bernard is as much en grossed in the idea as her husband, that an experiment station to try out so-called labor-saving devices and to determine which Inventions were really practical and economical, would be of some slight service to the housewives of this country. Ac cordingly, for the last three years every contrivance placed upon the market, from suction cleaners down to the latest type dish scraper or dust rag has been examined by the Bernards in their experiment sta tion, which the New Jersey clubs will use as a model. Experiment Station No. 1, is an outlying section of a large "commut ing" settlement in Connecticut, be yond the reach of gas main or the electric light wires. This choice of location was entirely international, Mr. Bernard explained. "Housekeeping in the city," said he, "where you can have conveni ences is a fairly simple thing, but country housekeepers are beyond the reach of gas or electricity, and they find it almost impossible to obtain help of any sort. This is more or less true of many of the suburban districts, so we started out to dis cover the appliances that would make life worth living in the coun try." The first experiment station In the country is a pretty little house perched on top of a ledge of rocks, and containing a large«llving room, a small study, a dining room, two halls and four bedrooms. Here for the last three years Mr. and Mrs. Bernard have triumphantly done their own housekeeping, to shiow that they practiced what they preached. Comments on their find ings, reported from time to time, in the domestic Bclence publications, have been sufficient to arouse the in terest of women all over the coun ty so that the Bernards now re ceive on an average of fifty letters a day asking information or advice. All questions regarding the work of the experiment station are answered entirely free, but a nominal fee is charged for personal advice to pre vent their mall becoming overload ed with needless or foolish inquiries. Besides the flreless cookers in the ■experiment station are different types of alcohol stoves and lamps, which have been only recently Intro duced into this country, since the tax has been taken off denaturel al cohol. There Is no fire at all in the experiment kitchen, and the water Is heated from the cellar. The boiler itself Is encased in a white Jacket laced up like a football play er's armor, a contrivance of Mr. Ber nard^ to lessen the amount of coal needed to keep the water hot. BODY OF C. H. MANN IS HOME FOR BURIAL New Yorh, Aug. SI:—The body of Charles H. Mann, a former master of the Grand Lodge of Masons of New Jersey, who died abroad, was brought to this city today on the steamer Oceanic. It was accompa nied by his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Moses, and family and will be taken to his for mer home in New Jersey for burial. WIDER PLEADS GUILTY TO FOUR INDICTMENTS "New York, Aug. 31:—Entering a plea of guilty to four additional in dictments, charging grand larceny, Erwln J. Wider, former manager of the Rusao-Chlnese Bank, was today remanded for sentence on September 9. He can be sentenced to from ten to fifty years." Might and Man*. "And," said the narrator of banting stories, "the eiplorer ran with ail fcn might and the Hon with ail tils iuun& POLICE MAGISTRATE IS BADLY INJURED IN RIOT Special by United Press TWre. New York, Aug. 31:—Two men, strike brenkers, were wounded and Po lice Magistrate Higginbotham had a narrow eseape from being sho*, during a riot between strikers and strike breakers near Williamsburg refinery cf the sugar trust today. Higginbotnan had been giving all strikers nraigred before him for rioting the limit. The Brooklyn police think an attempt was made to kill him and that the riot started while he was in tho viciniiy with that object in view. NEGRO CARRIED TO CHAIR. Murderer Refused to Walk Out of His Cell. Trenton, N. J., Aug. 31.—For the first time since the electric chair lias been In use In New Jersey for the Infliction of the death penalty a man had to be carried to It. The man was Eld ward Savage, a negro. His act was due partly to cowardice and partly to stub bornness. Keepers caught him under the arifis and carried him to the chair. The execution passed without Incident other than the bearing of the man from Ills cell to the chair. The crime for which Savage paid the penalfy was the murder of Ada Snell, for whom he had deserted his wife. Weather Forecast. Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer loday; fair and cooler tomorrow; light to moderate winds. TRENTON FAIR TO BE "GREATER THAN EVER Running Races, Harness Races, Aeroplane Flights and Count less Other Features. When the gates closed on the final day of the unprecedented success of the Trenton fair of 190!) Secretary Mahlon R. Margerum, Assistant Secre tary L. P. Randall and the other shrewd business men who had helped to make It the most talked of enterprise of the kind in the country looked around and, like Alexander the Great, sighed for new worlds to conquer. It seemed then as If it would hardly he possible to equal the magnificent re sults of the fair that had Just passed Into history. The 11)09 fair had buen a record breaker in every detail. The attendance had been larger, the exhib its more numerous and of much higher class than In any former year, the prof Its had been greater and the patrons better satisfied than in all of the many successful years that had gone before. Even at that early date the brains that plan and the hands that build the Trenton fair began to work and to plan for 1910. Ah each year has given to the public a better fair than the preceding one, Secretary Margerum de termined that In spite of the almost sensational success of the 1909 fair the exhibition of 1910 must be and would be greater. And then the little wheels and the big wheels of the well oiled machinery of the fair began to revolve and the new structure began to as sume shape. It was a herculean task to excel that 1909 record, and less orig inal and less brainy men than those who make the Trenton fair would ha\ e faltered. However, the early plans have de veloped and multiplied until early in August Secretary Margerum once again wore his typical smile—the smile that means satisfaction over some big work accomplished. It was not until August that he paused lu the wifrk long.enough.lo say: "I am satisfied with all of the plans for the 1910 fair and feel certain that we will once again line up as record breakers.'; x no reason ror una satisfaction lies In tlie mtfny wonderful attractions se cured for the fair and lu the unparal leled demand for space by exhibitors from all quarters of the country. Ex hibitors will flock to the Trenton fair this fall like honeybees to a clover field, and Instead of a district fair it will assume the shape and character of a great exposition. One ofthejnnovatlons this year will be a big program of running races for Monday, In which some exciting sport Is certain to result. There will be six events. The Wright brothers have been se cured to bring their entire staff of dar ing air navigators to give dally exhi bitions. This one attraction stamps the Trenton fair as the real leader of fairs, because the cost of getting the Wrights Is equal to the ransom of a prince. An automobile show of magnitude and class has been arranged for. In which all of the Ftandard makes of rars will be on exhibition. The always high standard vaudeville show that has ever been a delightful feature*of the fair will be better, blighter and more fascinating than usual this season under the direction of William Taylor, who knows how to get what the people like. 4'tae- regular f«ur day light harness racing meet will take place the same as last yeur with Hace Secretary Hor ace P. Murphy In charge. I.ast year patrens «f the fair sqw the beat racing In the fair's history, and Mr. Murphy promises something even better this year. And Mr. Murphy always makes good. Those who visited the Trenton fair last season cannot but recall what a stupendous exhibit there was of agri cultural implements. Marvelous, wasn't It, for a district fair? Secretary Margeruin lias allotted 25 per cent nuire sppce for the 1910 agri cultural Implements display, so you : ran use your own Judgment as to what is to be expected. re not a goo a advertlsei what your vocation 1*. I' TOMORROW IN NEW YORK : AT September Sales of Housewares and China. Wanamaker News You Save 15 Fer \ Cent on Taxi cab Fare* bf t's'.ni the Wan i maker Store Coupons So Waiting PARIS. New York, Wednesday, August 31, 1910. PHILADELPHIA. BROADWAY, EIGHTH TO TENTH STREET. DIRECTLY ON THE SUBWAY. AT LAST THE SHIPS ARE UNLOADED The September Sales of China, Glassware and Housewares Open Tomorrow j With Immense New Stocks of Extra Value Merchandise HINA AND GLASSWARE -the September Sale ready tomorrow. New patterns in china, fresh from the finest European potteries. Merchandise of our regular standards, made specially for us and by long contract purchases secured at extremely low rates, because the work could be done in between times, when other orders were slack. This is our regular twice-a-year event for which we plan from six to eight months, for which we search over Europe to secure qualities extraordinarily better than in our previous saies 01 tms Kinu. Unexpected things are always enjoyed the most. THIS SEPTEMBER SALE OF CHINA AND GLASSWARE OFFERS SO MANY UNEXPECTED DESIGNS AND VALUES that we expect its second day to be better than its first, its third day to be better than its second, and perhaps its most crowded days to be in the last week. We have prepared: 1,200 Dinner Sets of this Autumn's patterns from the Theo. Haviland, Chas. Field Haviland, Pouyat and other potteries known for beautiful decorations and fine Porcelains. 1,500 dozen richly decorated Plates from the Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester and other famous potteries. $60,000 worth of Fancy China already here, and more coming by every steamer. $50,000 worth of the best Cut Glass from fifteen different makers. $12,COO worth of Lamps to sejl at $6,000. September prices will range from 25 per cent to 50 per cent lower than our all-year rates for exactly the same satisfactory qualities. The best value in a FRENCH CHINA DINNER SET that we have ever offered will be she to-morrow—a HUNDRED PIECE SET AT $15—from the Theo. Haviland factory. It is our regular $22.50 grade. Its composition of pieces is the same as though it were marked $22.50 —that is, no small, insignificant pieces have been substituted, as sometimes is the custom in making up cheap sets. This set contains a Soup Tureen, two covered Vegetable Dishes, besides a full complement of Plates, Cups and Saucers, etc., etc. Other French Dinner Sets at $17.50 instead of $25—$20 instead of $30 $27.50 instead of $50- $35 instead of $60- $32 instead of $40—$55 instead of $70—and American Porcelain Sets at $8.50 instead of $12. CUT GLASS in the September Sale in new cuttings, from a quarter to a half less than usual. FANCY CHINA in thousands of beautiful shapes and designs 25 per cent to 33 1-3 per cent below regular prices; and beautiful plates as low as 50 per cent less. PRESSED GLASS includes Table Tumblers in neat patterns at 40 cts. a doz. We do not intendtocry "Wolf!" at the beginning of this sale. It has been planned for thirty days. If you choose to come on the thirtieth day we feel sure that we can promise you a number of good things. But you know and we know that if you come tomorrow morning before nine o'clock—or any time tomorrow- -while the tables are lad/on with the new things straight from the Receiving Room •—while nothing is sold, while everything is there for you to see that that cannot help but be most satisfactory. We also invite you to the autumn exhibition of new open stock Dinner Sets, new T able Decorations for Flowers, made of fine crystal and cut and engraved by a famous English manufacturer; new styles of Fancy China, including Gobelin, Spanis"h and others, and the opening of our ART SALONS, in which will be shown the new Bronze and Marble Busts and Figures, personally chosen by our representative in the scupltors' studios in Paris, Italy and Vienna. Here, too, will be shown Bric-a-Brac, extraordinary in color and of high character of figure and design, which has just landed from Hungary, Austria and other art centres. We have never been so glad to invite our customers to sec the result of seven months' effort. We have never been so confident in inviting you to make a special trip in order to see the opportunities presented by this September Sale and Exhibition. IT IS THE LARGEST AND MOST VARIED SALE AND EXHIBITION WE HAVE EVER HELD! We hope you will say it is the best! Second Gallery, New Builiilng. Our Once-in-Six -Months Sale ofHousewares Begins T omorrow Morning This September event covers more than a half acre housewares store and offers economies averaging more than a third regular prices. There is a better array of good merchandise for the home than we have ever before shown. There is no more interesting spot in the Wanamaker Store than this more than acre of the Basement of the New Building which is devoted to the sale of housewares. There is a bewildering array of articles there for the kitchen and for the home. We believe that there is every good thing made in the way of housewares. We know that there is nothing that is not up to the actual test as to quality and utility. There is nothing there simply because it will catch the eye and can be had at a low price. Everything has been tried and tested. But we have drawn on other countries, too, and the best of the entire world is represented in this stock. Twice a year, in Spetember and in March, through the co-operation of the manufacturers, we are able to sell these standard housewares at less than regular prices. In the sale which begins tomor row, and which runs the entire month, the savings will average about a third K s than regular prices. Please remember that everything marked at its -sale price is the regular standard quality of Wanamaker merchandise. For instance, when we offer you Vollrath Enamel Ware at a quarter less than regular prices it is all first class ware, perfect in every respect and exactly the same as we sell every day in the year. Indeed, when we brir,£ this sale merchandise in we have to lower the price of what remains of our merchandise of similar quality. This same thing is true in every branch of the housewares sale. We shall not go into long details tonight, but we invite you to come and go through this stock, and as an index you may expect to find these things, as well as numerous others which we have not room to mention: o mention: Kreamer's ILxtra Heavy Polished Tinware a third less than regular prices. A complete line of the splendid Vollrath Enamel Ware at a quarter-less than regular prices. Iron ware at an average of a half less than regular prices. Refrigerators at 25 per cent less than regular prices- but, of course, this does not include all kinds of refrigerators. - Baskets at a third less than regular prices. Dress and Steamer Trunks at a quarter less than regular prices. Bath Room Fixtures, nickel plated on brass, of the best quality, at nearly a third less than regular prices. Brushes at a third less than regular prices. This sale will begin at 8:15 tomorrow morning and will continue through the month of September. As quantities in most of these articles are limited, we cannot guarantee to duplicate any article after the lot has been sold. Mail Orders will be filled in their regular turn, with the understanding that if they arrive after some particular piece of merchandise is exhausted we cannot fill them at the same price. Basement, New Building. Tomorrow Will Open At the Wanamaker Store A Rare Bazaar in Persian Rugs! Details are given tonight in the Evening Telegram, Evening Mail, Evening Post and Brooklyn Standard Union. JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stewart 8s Co., Broadway, Fourth avenue. Eighth to Tenth stree TO COME FROM PERTH AMBOY TO WANAMAKER'S Take the ferry at the New Jersey Central Station in Communlpaw to Liberty Street, Manhattan. A short walk crossing Broadway brings you to the uptown subway station; change at Brooklyn Bridge for local train and get off at Astor Place, which is the entrance to the Wana Baker Store. Th« T»a Plant. lu India the tea pJaut to nataraily a tree, bat by mean* of pruning It to hi'Pt «o small that It seems a busb Anoi»nt Y*a*t. The mlcroucope ha» uhowu yeaot cells Id Etjyptlau bread mora ihuu 4,000 yearn old. Walnut I r#« Doraan AValuut trees In tbe ^Netherlands usu ally line dikes or border liiuw Instead «f In orchard form.