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The Automobile Farmer Has Arrived
Sunday Gall
Seven Other* Persons Injured
When Coaches Crash at High
Speed on Curve.
Screams of Sufferers Bring In
diana Farmers to Scene of
the Accident
Conductor Flags Swiftly Ap«
preaching Train and Prevents
Greater Calamity
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 21.-^
Forty-two persons were killed g.ud
seven were seriously injured in a
headon collision between two traction
cars on the Fort Wayne-Bluffton di
vision of the Fort Wayne and Wabasli
valley line today.
The wreck occurred one and a half
miles north of Kingsland, seven miles
north of Bluffton, at a sharp curve.
The cars in collision were a north
bound local crowded to the steps,
"which left Bluffton at 11:15 o'clock,
and a southbound extra car from Fort
Wayne. They met while both were
running at high speed.
List of the Dead
IV. C Uunman, Bluffton.
A. E. Hjdc, Pcnuville.
S. K. Muckey, Vera Cruz.
Mllllaio S. Been, Bluffton.
Lloyd Brown, Bluffton.
I. C. Justus, Bluffton. general man
ager Bluffton. Geneva' and Celina trac-
S. , H. Robinson, X. D. Cook, Ernest
trousc. Ralph Waltier, W. D. Iturcan.
«>«««r Zlmcier, Miss IVarl Saylor. John
\V. Tribnlrt, 91iss Bertha Trlbolet,
Thomas I'ordan, Harold Kelson, son of
Lloyd Brown about IS years old, Mrs.
Hiram Folk. Mary Daußhertr, J. K.
S«arir, Joseph Sawyer, all of Bluffton.
Mlas Thomas, ;V. 11. Tamiu, Frank
J\iup. iJrs Frank Kins, all of Warren,
R. F. Folk, Washington, Ind.
Jac-«b >vrartz, Uniondale. v
Blanche Arch bold, OESian.
Charles Reber, Uniondale.
John Johnson, Markle.
Jesse Hoffman, Marion.
Dr. S. E. Thompson, Ann Arbor. Mich.
31r». Myrtle Harley, daughter of Mrs-
Folk. Bluffton.
Daniel de Bach, Petroleum, Ind.
John Smith and Mrs. John Smith,
Joe , piano polisher, Bluffton.
John Reed, battery E, Fifth Artillery,
Kew York.
Two unidentified men.
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Unidentified woman.
Conductor Prevents Crash
The motormen of the two cars had
no time to set the brakes when they
I sighted each other. The heavily loaded
northbound car was crushed", and the*
bodies of the dead and injured were
strewn on either side of the track amid
the \u25a0wreckage. The screams of the in
jured men and women following the
trash of the cars brought the neigh
boring farmers to -the scene.
Conductor Spiller^of the southbound
car> was unhurt and ran back toward
Kingsland and flagged a 'car from In
dianapolis which was approaching the
wr^ck at full speed" and which other-,
•wise would have plunged into.it. add
ing to the list of the killed and in
jured in the collision.
"Wrecking ca rs and physicians were
rushed from Fort Wayne and Bluffton,
and the bodies of the dead and injured
were conveyed to the hospitals in the
two cities.
LIMA. 0., Sept. 21.— Chicago and
Erie railroad fast train No. 4, east-
bound, was wrecked near Conant, nine
miles west of here, this afternoon,
• killing an aged woman and injuring
25 persons.
The smoker, day coach and two Pull
man cars left the track and were over
turned in a ditch 25 feet deep. The
track at the point where the wreck
occurred had recently been raised sev
eral inches.
Mrs. Strailer of Brookly. N. V.. was
instantly killed, while her son, seated
by her side, escaped injury.
The left foot of J. W. Snowden,
porter on the dining car, was crushed,
requiring amputation at the ankle.
W. T- Murray of New York sustained a
fracture of the left leg at the hip.
These were the first of the injured
to be brought to Lima.
BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 21.— AKwork
train on- the Northern Pacific, crash
ing into a handcar on which six section
men were riding, today instantly killed
two of the number and injured three
others, one of whom will die. _ The
accident occurred 12 "miles . east-; of
'\u25a0 Continued on * Page ' 2,* * Col umn \ 4
The San Francisco Call.
Miss Nora Brewer,
Whose Wedding;ls
Again Postponed
Cudahy=Brewer Nuptials Now
Slated for April, Upset-
Fall Calendar
Latest reports state that the mar
riage of Miss Nora Brewer and Edward
Cudahy of Chicago has again been
postponed and will take place in April,
with St. Matthew's Catholic church \in
San Mateo as a background, Miss Amy
Brewer as" maid of. honor and six or
eight bridesmaids in attendance.. This
latest rumor . has started speculation
and comment afresh, as;. the news that
the wedding was to have been an event
of October had been sent broadcast \u0084
Cudahy'has regained his health abs<3-*'
lutely, friends of the; young couple as
sert, so the. new postponement' of the
ceremony seems inexplicable,. especially,
as the interested parties themselves^
smiling and happy, arc continually seen
in each other's company, walking or
riding, and have been away all summer
on various automobile trips, chaperoned
by Cudahy's sister, Mrs. Jack Casserley.
Meanwhile, Miss Brewer As the motif
for much of the quieter entertainment
,down the peninsula, and she is also
putting in a most strenuous athletic
career and setting a new pace for emu
lation in San Mateo, Burlingame and
Hillsboro. v ' -
Since her return from her recent
automobile trip to Del Monte her daily
program has. consisted of a horseback
ride before: breakfast, a' swim in> the
surf off Coyote point, a game pr two of
stiff tennis, 18;.. holes of / golf , on- the
Country club links, and. usually a drive
or automobile ride. Then, with a fluffy
gown in place of skirt and sweater,, tea
on the veranda is usually followed by
a formal dinner party at night. And
between , these diversions the bride elect
sometimes even sandwiches in a walk
to Beresford a;id back,, or up'into-the
Howard canyon in search of greens.
"Between $5 and $500." Declares
Bowles' Attorney
. OAKLAND, Sept. 21.— "Somewhere
between $5 and* $500 was the amount
paid by P. E. Bowles Jr. yesterday just
before the $50,000 " damage I suit for
breach of promise brought?agaijist j hlm
by-ClarftHaggett : was; dismissed. The
money.; was paidUo Carroll Cook. 1 Miss
Haggett's > attorney,? as : aSf cc,-.- and the
receipt "taken contained . words h to • that
effect." \u25a0'- '\u25a0--"... ' v .\u25a0;! ,*. '; ; \\ ;\u25a0;•.:
This I Btatement", was made positively
today by Attorney JR..JM.' Fitzgerald,
who represented f Bowles j in. - the suit.
Fitzgerald characterized as r "tommy
rot" a statement that. Miss Haggett had
received 16.000' to. glvoup 'her claims on
Bowles.^ If'she^gof'any money,*" she got
it out of what was paid Carroll Cook as
a fee, he said.., \u25a0;" :; ". .
The -exact amount paid Cook . Fitz
gerald "would . not' disclose t for ' profes
sional reasons. .'He "said:"' v .:; '';-'.
; "While Mr. Bowles; has not given me
permission to" disclose* the, details of
the settlement \u25a0 that brought . about" the
diemissal of Miss Haggett's -I
feel at liberty to state^ that the amount
paid by him. was somewhere between f 5
and $500. If any. one. this. money ( ; ,went
to Mlscs Haggett; after- the settlement,
that' 'Is something'l" know 'nothing
about." . ; . . \ , ry '
Improvers of Alameda Inaugu-
rate a* Novel V. Contest
* ALAMEDA, Sept.;2lJ-rTheiNorth" Side ;
improvement club has offered prizes- forj
the gardens": in^this .city.- --Two' |
prizessare • to- be 'awarded, ; one- for- the i
members ' of ; the club .and ; the i other * for
all ; residents : of ; the . district | bounded i by.
Ninth i street, ißroadwayr' Central avenue
and:- the estuary.. ;Thet.contest /is'iin
charge ?of Secretary - C." A. -Borle: *£.The
club \u25a0\u25a0.will* Hold ? ai public ImeetingiFriday
evening; and I will ; be ; addressed^ by * for
nicr •; Mayor Taylor r and ' B.^C. Brown,',
the .f general: subject ,i. beih'giii'Alameda!
Underi Its , ; Present \ Form;*? of
ment.",' Another public 'session ..wlll^be'
heldl October "14t : wlien-Btate\bonds : wiir
I be' discussed."' ".",' ' '.-*: *,- ; --**^j".,4^:^"*: ; i
)s^mm^ ' 1 ' " \u25a0 : :\u25a0\u25a0' ' , ~:..^\: '\u25a0 '\u25a0-.\u25a0\u25a0
Estranged Wif e Returns to In«
jured Attorney and Her
"- Children
Woman Who Fought for Divorce
Becomes Reconciled When
Spouse Breaks Leg v
J^JF you. •were crippled or sick I
I would not leave you, for I would
, •*\u25a0 .still; love my v mate, suffer.' his
regrets vrith htm, be -with him, be
caressed ' by lIHI tender hands and com
forted by his ; kisses/ ' '\u0084 •
"So .wrote Mrs. Charles Wesley Reed
in the days gone by, and in her words
was a prophecy which . yesterday saw
fulfilled. Separated from her husband,
the well known attorney and former
supervisor, since last October and de
feated last' May hi her attempt to se
cure a divorce, Mrs. Reed yesterday
returned to spouse, who lies crip
pled at. the family :home, "615 Buena
Continued' on Page' 1 3, Column 3
H. Rheinstorm, Who Eloped
With Actress and Was Cast
Off by Family, Now Lunatic f
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, SepU 21.— Harry , Rhein r
strom, 26 years old, the son of a late
millionaire distiller of Cincinnati, whose
marriage a year or more s ago with
Edna Loftus, an English music hall
singer, estranged liim^from his mother,
Mrs. Emma Rheinstrom, beeame'a vio
lent maniac today, and was arrested : at
Sixteenth \ street and San Pablo avenue
by Policeman "Aliern. Fighting with his
captor, the madman was dragged to the
\u25a0*p*oltt!e- t -i6ftatibn; 1 where he continued his
frenzied attempts to ; free Himself. He
* was 'transferred .to the receiving hos
pitals ' \u25a0 . ' \u25a0 ;Jf ;' i\- : ;;-.; .. " \u25a0;\u25a0 \,^i
. Rheinstrom and his bride have; been
living in this • city and Berkeley for
about a month.- After their wedding,
which .was, an • elopement following' a
struggle against the mother's opposi
tion,' they had come 'to California and
bought a small ranch at Boyle lleightsi
near Los Angeles., They lived :qn> an
allowance of $100 a month, which was
provided for Rheinstrom from his
father's estate.^until -theisbn determined
toreturn to his parental home to make
peace with his mother. „;. ;
They sold their ranch and got as far;
as Oakland. Living for a short time,
in Berkeley they, removed to the Metro-,!
pole hotel, then, to an apartment house.]
at 1207 Grove street. Since coming here*!
the couple cast aside their plan- of go-^|
ing to Ohio and in meantime spent theirv!
money. Rheinstrom has for two weeks
been reduced to borrowing money front'
chance acquaintances,* and his <; clothes I
have^ become shabbier each day. Rhein-ji
strom appeared at' the Fifteenth streeill
flrehouse this afternoon/ unkept - and 1
raving about "an explosion. Seeing, thav
the visitor was^, a dangerous ' madman*
theflremen called the police andPollce-^
man ; Ahem and Patrol ". Driver Hughes^
caught the youth a few blocks away. /"'*
Rheinstrom -has been unbalanced'; in 1
mind'before, it appears. Such wasrhls
wealthy mother's . alegatlon when >' the.
son came back from New York to " Clnf 1
cinnati bringing with him the . stage*
beauty. He had written.t o his mother^
concerning his fiancee, and* had been
asked to visit his family. He did « £o}
only to be; arrested and detained inVa
sanatorium at hsi mother's request. 'It'
took , a fight in 'court", to • reunite tliel
young "people. Then they, fled into Ken^
tucky by. auto and were married. :I^-i
Recently, the mllilbnaire's son and his !
wife told of their courtship. Miss Lof-j]
tvs was singing with ;the "Rain Dears'^.!
company :in New "York when J Rheln-'l
strom met her. He had a plentiful al-;j
lowance of money ; from "J his ; mother, i
then, and is said to have spent $1,000 a:
night one week, lavishing wine suppers,'
furs," silks and Jewels on the actress.
MlssLof tvs went on the stage early ;
in her life. She Is reputed to have been
engaged once to a Norman Dumbarton,'
son of Lord • Dumbarton >of Manchester,
Eng. Why this' alliance;- did not come
about, if it was Indeed expected, -is riot
explained. ', >.".\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - <- ;
\u25a0Rheinstrom, before the eventful- trip
to New York, was assoclated'/with the
distillery business his family,; ownsi in
Cincinnati.'* 'It; was established , by. the
father, ':. A. v Rheinstrom, ; who : was * re
puted to Ibe ;one' of ; Cincinnati's richest
businessmen. *•; TheVyouth'Svinfatuation
f or^thel actress jbi-oke' his ; business ' con-.
nectlohs,'"'. as Ut' did V his ties.'
Young] Rheinstrbm was sued j by; a hum-.
berTof'tradesmen^here. «- \u25a0
| ; f PITTSBURG.I Sept' 21—Miss \u25a0 Edna?B;
Doe i of 7- D.t'C.,\was ; 'killed, 4
Walter I J." 'Wilson v of .H Glen^Osbornej?A*
'suburb' z\pt'U Pittsburgh ; .was Q probably
fatally'^iniured,lhisiTy;ifesßerio'usly r ?h*urt^
,ribs rcrushedxwhen ; early! today]? a. 1 * Perin^
fcyjva ni aj; pjijssen \u25a0ger strain? str,uck : ari = au?
Itamoblle*vc6nta.iningfth"eTpartyj : \ \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•Xv<>- '
Ball Player Is Walking Sphynx
Demands and Gets Fat Bonus
A -splendid action picture' of **' 'Mysterious^Miichelli"-[ph6ie.rcaVname : is Frank^M.Collingsandrvhohas created a j
' [Special* Dispatch] io The\Call]' v r." 1. h
~: '\u25a0 \u25a0 N ETV' ." TCt X, ".. Sept. . 2 1 . — An; order " for
4a4 a- trial *by jburtTmartial' of iMajor- rEl
(more :>TagarC. ofjfttha ; Twehty-f ourtri
funi'ted* StVes 'infantry , will sbe* issued
byGeneral . Gran t/'eom tnand ing
the east.**'""**"
?.;.MaJorJ "Jggartf will \be w brought,-. to
itrial''on'''aPharge.Jof Ummoraiity'.V which
tgrew out>f the': recent' scandal /at
ew : York^from',which"devel
t'oped 'thesummary ,; dismissal *,from the
army .of Hptaln'Rpbert^H. 'Peck.^Twen -
jty-fourthih^antrK;''^ '•/ ;^. "^ :\u25a0 . r
i.i^Al'sensaionalTeview, of-armyiliferat
• Fort *On trio |i s [ prom I sed *' in '\u25a0< the VTag -
:ga rt '" trial; Captain j Peck's /court: mar r
Itial Uollored'jhla': \u25a0'discovery sof5 of *anVen
iisted mW;t; employedvbyJ.Major?Tag
!gVrt *as faser.Tajnt,'" in ; a drunkenycondi
tion.^, Cajtaiß! 'Peck, ';'\u25a0? in 'lecturing/ the
man, ' maie'.'statementsVaboutvia Vnegrb
[cook ' enplpyed /<r by 'i Majqr ; >Taggar t:
These" wfe 1 bruited; about.the; garrison
*_•*"\u25a0\u25a0 •;\u25a0• "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 / ' --r-At* \ .-'\u25a0 ' :'.'. ' \u25a0\u25a0 : .*•'\u25a0 "'-\ : i \u25a0''\u25a0'<•\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 -t i
[Special : Dispatch Uo \ The; Call] r
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; \u25a0:pANTlLliß;vljl.'.TSept,":2l. rr: Uncle;:Joe
Cannon! . is" '-not gqingV* to \u25a0 elevate; the
vaudevllev stag? ;for : 's3,ooo * a ; week
an y ot i er a'mqiht. ';" ; .-; _ Th" c ; speaker \u25a0[ s aid
so himielfithis afternoon.;; '\u25a0': j \u25a0 ;V; V / .
Whei ," Cannot} returned 4; home 'i this
morniri? 'I rom '•- troqu'ois • couaty/'a"'»teleV
gram 1 iated* at .Toledo/* 0., 'v'as'J handed
him.' It -made] him- anioffei- to > go:" on
i^OAIKLIA.>nD,^Sep t .^^21 :r -aore \-:- : than
|ißi,6ooVyoters,ihavejreglsterid^for. trie
coming H f 11 '} election; :^ . wi th •' ieven \u25a0• days
more*in>^'hich.Tthey; -^y^^^'i^egistef
"in '.{timeV to » voteV>'" Two jVyeab ''^ago^TlJe'-j
hundred t nv>e ivjotefsTare rexptated l to ?b"e '' j
iregisterfldili nsidet^of * rtit^sejen
and , reflected. "on: Ma jorrTagVart, -.the
comm'anding._bfflcei\\' >- \u25a0 • : - v -'; ' > '
-; PeckVi Was, -dismissed Vafterjj a icourt
martial -had found' him* g*uiity;"of- 'con
duct: unbecoming a' gentleman.' \u25a0 "''\u25a0 \\ t
\u25a0 • Besides ''the ', charge .of \u25a0 immorality.'
Ma jqr,.<Ta.gga r t,-_ wRo -at one ti me fl gu'red
in one; of ; the J mostfsensational* divorce"
tases known • to -the-. army,*' is V accused
of | conspiracy^ to 'deprive' Captain -Peck"
of *his irahk.'" Other '\u25a0', officers fare* accused
of perjury.'and "conspiracy. ,^' : ! - ;\u25a0;; \u25a0;
\u25a0 - Captain': Peck;isl trying ;to -have him
self inUlie^ army. a;
native* of I Calif orniaf and "tHeicbngres
introduce; a* bill i ordering Hhe. .reopening
of -his- case *at\the^next- session ;of -con-'
gress." r TWoTcbngressmenT-'M.>Et Drls
coll and •' Francis I '• Burton "Harrison, * have'
case -and / have; asked ? 'the l^war "depart J
ni'entifor a •,;«,' .* * .'\u25a0',\u25a0',' '.'.
thej s^age^and :.make.-af few . rerharkß
about Jthe^insurgents. •'','-. : : :'.. : ; " ; C*
;Tyhen- The »Call; correspondent tasked
him; this. evening where he I Lwoiil'd make
his\debut : - he-said:.' '•..\u25a0,:';"\u25a0\u25a0'-."- \u25a0 - -
' "Oh!^Heli,*'somebdy.is^tryingrto ; get
some; free" advertising/ or; some fakir is
.**.-T^ oT^.vl^i^i4ireceiy"e/^tele^ram'fr6m0 T^.vl^i^i4ireceiy"e/^tele^ram'fr6m
Toledo, this)mornlri"g^but ; as' it*was-un
signe^d I^tSrew t ;U!jnt«>^the; waste-basket.
That's' 4 all!i'kn*owJ"ab'out''it'.".^':- '* r ; - ' * • ,
,: CHICAGd. : Sept < 21:2 1:— A -.-= bomb t dam-!
> aged* \u25a0 a',s twos;; story 2240)
occupied IbyjCasi jjiq t^Geraci,^ a^wealthy,'
pbrter^%The>fs;lplbsionl^blew Tt but
fppri tip fjthe| store Jon 1 ; the .firstffloqrjand \
broke • i windowsgin||b^ldlngsjnea.rs*by,",
f family, b6c"upi^d*the*flat'abVve*,the, store.*'
• -'" ;...\u25a0* ... t7 r
VESZERDA y— Maximum iempcratarc. 68;
-^mmimum. J£~
temperature; light northwest winds.
Demanids Tfiat? Manager Long
Strike Out -That Portion .
of His!Contract^;o
awhile v the, figure .of "Mysterious
Frank f Mitchell" -; still - stands -in*' the
spotlight;' of ;the C local { basebal world
as' the 1 animated fsphyhx, : and though
identified '% through^ engravings on his
jewelry'; and^other^- personal effects as
'Frank"-M. CoHings of;the;University. of
Chicago! -his r stoical \u2666silence- and con
tinued .spectacular' 'dealings "with ' Man
ager Dan' I^ong'.of . the \u25a0 San "Francisco
baseball cltib .have "contributed *withln
thejast 24 -hours to make him' the most
talked of >bas'ebaU v star in the western
n rma men t. _ A l l empjtV to . inte r \i c w". h1 m
yesterday met with failure/and though
\u25a0his ; few; close ; associates admit ; that the
,^ v ?. s . s i°^L c??c ??M !S i t .^ ended, he "conUnues
tolbe an interrogation :mark. "
:' "At-/;the" \u25a0ball-vgrbiinds-" yesterday he
continued to avoid camera ? men and re -
porters.- and iat-.the \u2666* Hotel V Manx he
remained -In his.. apartments ,vn til v the
moment;, hey was ; obliged '^to keep an
\u25a0appointment* for i* the i.eyening."«'Vw : h«n
approached .^in i;' the '.lobby ~h© } a*dmitted
that s he*had -closely -followed! the news
paper - accounts *> of !; his {identity and.
though evasive. listened
to* ; questions \u25a0\u25a0vouching an
" answer.^ .^B.V^ji^^' e /)(P^t ? r the^y«n^
ing V ..from '. the"^v hotel "to "avoid
c .? l l ers^ , a s' d .i ttf*?®. i*» S'eyery';:" 1 ndication
;that' he" intends* to sustain ; the 'part of
the^"man '" of 'mystery."" \. :. * '.- ' *-" '
":'' • In £ the^meantlmle 'thef t ' f fans"; r are in
sisting; thatjhev is * f rjonvlVhe : University
,'bf 'Chicago, $ sqme.expressihg^thVi opin
ibnj.that.he.is*Walker, "and Mothers cbn
vlncedjthat; he* isTColllngs;- r wh'ich ; name
belongs ;tq^ him, /so* he *ha*s ,'cqnnded to
thosetwhoVhave -Wad -most' : lntimate so
clali 4 relatiohsrwith>him. :r . :'.: '. •
T;Jln*the J <^*alh7qffeyiderice"whichtindi-
Uqld tthef 'truth i Is' the
Ifacttthat] just' abouti the' \u25a0'time the; local
.eapi-wasj>in-thy north* Cqliings.was in
: Seattle with^anj •;. aggregation ofrbase
iball^talent, outward bound to.the orient
' to.play withV'the University; of Tokio.
.."Mysterious ;? Mltcheil".^.has; the watch
presented by s theiball ; team:of. the. Chi
cago*. institutiqn';tqrCbljlngs,' and the
facts and name are; engraved on the in
side of the case.'' - * ;
have been traced
,with ; the." New" York ; team, : from ; which
association: he ' wasrreleased "and ' taken
into 5 , the "Jersey" City nine." He was. later
-liberated rom f.the flatter, V and • under
\u25a0the •* rules tof - baseball be
•came}the: property tof; r therNew; York
:State;leagUe.Y'with , this history .Walker,
ineligible? to Vplay 'ball ; with
;the*San" Francisco I team; iwhlle Cbllings
;is a ..free slancel'andf would ?not be^ per-"
'mitted '* to 'l plunged the^lpcal "team 'into
'any| ; dlsput"et^ -Llorig^insjsts I that - he ' has
: made .-. an ; investigation * of ';. his .? pitcher
: arid ' that V there ? is '- no •\u25a0 question: that \u25a0 he
Continued . o» f P«k ela,^ Cetaoiuifaißl
New York Regulars Admittedly
Surprised by Defeat in
Schenectady County
Sherman's Supporters Worried,
but Claim Chairmanship
of the Convention
Political Developments
In New York Yesterday
\u2666 — — .\u25a0 \u25a0 , \u2666
Roosevelt carried the Schenec
tady county republican con
vention, regarded a* one of the
strongholds of William Barnes
Jr., the "old guard" leader In
. New York.
• • >/>;
Delegates are instructed to sup.
port Roosevelt for temporary
chairman of the state convene
tlon and to favor direct prlma
- rles.
Grlacom predict!* Rooseirelt*a
election to the temporary
# chairmanship by a substantial'
\s m '*</ i\* f. '-\u25a0.:l* " ; "
The loss of Shenectady county
delegation U admitted to be an
even more severe hloTr to the
"regulars" than Tuesday's de
feat of Vice President Sherman
In his own district.
The situation* in "the* Umpire
state assumes a critical aspect*
with the balance of poirer la
the hands of a fevr delegates
and the ultimate attitude of
several counties still doubtful*
;-".'•'• • *
Supporters >", of Roosevelt and
Sherman both claim % Ictory *t
Saratoga, although both sides
admit that the struggle will be
a close one.
NEW YORK, Sept 21.— 01 d guard
leaders who are fighting for con
trol of the republican state con
vention at Saratoga next week were
admittedly surprised today when news
reached them that the supporters off/
Colonel Roosevelt had carried the
Schenectady county republican con
vention and had instructed its dele
gates* to the state convention to sup
port Roosevelt for temporary chair
man and to favor direct primaries.
Schenectady and Albany counties
comprise the twenty-third congres
sional district, which is represented
on the republican committee by Wil
liam Barnes Jr., one of the' most ag
gressive of the "old guard" leaders and
hitherto regarded as invincible.
Progressives Surprised
. defeat at the primaries
of Vice President Sherman, the "old
guard" candidate for temporary chair
man of the state convention, in his
home district in Oneida county was not
altogether unexpected, but the loss of
Schenectady county today was a sur
prise to the progressives here.
"It is an Interesting straw showing
which way the sentiment in New York
state is going," said Uoyd C. Griscom.
leader of the Roosevelt forces, today.
"So far as the forces of the old guard
are concerned, it is a greater blow even
than the loss of Vice President Sher
man's home district yesterday, because
it is a part of Mr. Barnes' congressional
district, territory which was regarded
as impregnable.
"1 look for Colonel Roosevelt's elec
tion as temporary chairman by a sub*
stantial majority." \u25a0»
Woodruff Hopeful
Timothy I* Woodruff, chairman *of
the republican state committee, ex
pressed surprise at the action of th*
Schenectady convention. _ *
"Taking " Mr. Barnes* figures as a
basis, I still believe Vie© President
Sherman will be elected to the tem
porary chairmanship by at least 15 or
20 majority." said Woodruff.
-Estimates of the . "old guard" made
today before the Schenectady returns
gave Sherman 541 of the 1.015 dele
gates. After the returns the progres
sives went over the list and figured out
that Colonel Roosevelt .would have 5J9
votes in the convention to ..4SS for
;? The;contest has now sharpened to} a
point. where, a few delegates will hold
the.balariceof power, and the efforts to
swing into line some of the counties
still .doubtful will continue until the
roll" is called In convention.
Uncle Joe Speaks
'DANVILLE,' •III.', Sept. 21.— Speafcir
Joseph G. Cannon, La accestins ibis
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