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Gotham's Executive Succumbs on
Deck of Steamer Baltic Great
Honors Shown Remains at Liver
poolBody on Way Home.
Liverpool Sept. 15. The body of
William Gaynor lay in state Friday
night at the foot of the grand stairway
of the Town hall of Liverpool.
It was an unprecedented honor that
Liverpool paid the dead executive of
!he American metropolis, for never be
fore had anyone lain in state in the
historic edifice. Covered with the
Stars and Stripes and with the British
Union Jack draped over its foot, the
casket rested on a catafalque brought
here from Westminster Abbey, Lon
don, and on which has reposed the
bodies of many of England's most fa
mous men. It was last used ' at the
funeral of Field Marshal Lord Wolee
ley in St. Paul's cathedral last March.
Candles in the great golden candel
abra from Westminster Abbey cast a
yubdued light up the wide stairway
and over the detail of picked . men
from the Liverpool police force who
3tood guard all night about the cata
falque. -
John Sutherland Harmood-Banner.
lord mayor of the city, who is absent,
on vacation, had telegraphed the city
authorities of Liverpool to do every--r.hing
in their power in honor of the
dead mayor of New York, and they
carried out their instructions in mi
nute detail. .
Six policemerrrwho were relieved at
Intervals, stood at attention around
the casket all night and continued this
duty until the body was removed from
the town hall Saturday for the sad
homeward voyage on the Cunard
line steamer Lusitania, on which a
special mortuary chapel has been pre
pared. Eight uniformed quartermas
ters will form the guard of honor dur
ing the voyage.
Rufus Gaynor was on the point of
collapse. He expressed deep gratitude
at the honors accorded the late mayor
. here. "
New York. Sept. 13. News of the
death of Mayor William J. Gaynor of
New York, which occurred on the
steamer Baltic on Wednesday, was
sent by wireless by his -son Rufus
The disnatch folldws:
Mfv father' Msiror Gavnor. died on
the Baltic at seven minutes to one
o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
"Death was due to heart trouble.
He was sitting in a deck chair when
the end came. A deck steward had
been with him but a few moments
before his death and had taken his
order for lunch. The mayor had
marked the menu to indicate the
dishes he desired. I was on the boat
"I went below at lunch call to tell
father that his lunch was ready. He
had been taking his meals in one of
the state rooms. He was seated in
his chair, apparently asleep. I shook
him erentlv. but he did not respond.
"His trained nurse, who had been
with him ten minutes previously, was
eummoned, and. the ship's surgeon.
Doctor Hopper, was called. The may
or was given a hypodermic Injection,
and artificial resDiration was resorted
to. But it was quickly apparent that
he was beyond aid. ' .
"Th hndv was taken in charge by
the ship's officers. It was embalmed
and nlao.ed in a sealed casket.
"During the voyage his health had
steadilv Imnroved.
"On hhaif of my mother; my fam
llv anrt mvfielf. I wish-to express pub
licly my deep gratitude to Captain
Ranhnm.ftnd his officers for kindness,
courtesy and. unfailing thoughtfulness.
"I wish to acknowledge my dept to
the nassenzers for their courteousness
and consideration at all times In re
specting the mayor's desire for pri
Bv thfl death of - Mayor Gaynor, a
Republican becomes chief executive
of New York city. President Adoipn
L. Kline of the board of aldermen
succeeds to the office." "
When Tammany leader Charles F
Murphy, whom Mayor Caynof two
weeks ago denounced as a polltica
crook," heard of, the . city executive's
death, he said : ,? - . ,
"I am very much shocked. I know
he went .away from here very much
run down in health. 'All ;I can say is
I reaTet Mayor Gaynor's death.
Mrs. Gaynor was . notified ; imme
diately of her husband's; death. She
was deeply grieved,'-' but bore up
bravely. . - '-' - '- ' -
Australia Plans Frisco Exhibit.
San Francisco, Sept 11. Australia
is planning an exhibit at the Panama-
Para fir. pxnnsition that will cost 5400,
GOO, according to advices just receiv
ed bv P. E. Qulnn, American commis
sooner for the state ofr New South
Executive and Family, Artists and Lit
erary Folk see Paptomine Pro- .
testing Bird. Slaughter.
Meriden, N; IL, Sept 15 Miss Elea
nor-Wilson, daughter of the president,
made, her debut Friday night as an ac
tress in a play entitled ' "Sanctuary,"
by Percy . Mackaye, author of -Jeanne
d'Arc" and "The Scarecrow." The
president and Mrs. Wilson were in the
audience. The play was well received.
It is a protest against the slaughtering
of birds for millinery purposes.
With a dramatic skill which sur
prised her closest friends, as it was
her first attempt, Miss Wilson voiced
In soft and appealing tones the spirit
of the bird lover exhorting the hunter
to forsake his weapon.
The sharp crack of a gun, followed
by the sudden fall of '"Orals, the bird
spirit." Miss Wilson's role, marked
the climax of the piece. Wounded and
sobbing, "Ornts" Is consoled by the
fauns, poet, dryad and naturalist, who
dissaude the repentant plume hunter
and 'make 'of -him a bird lover. The
president's daughter spoke her lines
with careful expression and was en
thusiastically applauded. .
The setting was both unique and
picturesque. Those In the audience.
composed entirely of artists, poets.
playwrights and literary folk from
Cornish and the surrounding hills,
were costumed In varicolored gowns
and coats and sat on rough wooden
benches fixed on the slope of a hill
at the foot of which was the stage.
As a prelude to the performance.
Miss Margaret Wilsonoldest daughter
of the president, sang "The Hermit
Besides the President and Mrs. Wil
son the presidential party consisted
of Miss Jessie Wilson, second daugh
ter, and her fiance,-Francis B. Sayre,
and several house guests.
Mrs. Herbert Adams, wife of the
artist, slipped on rough ground and
broke her left leg and dislocated an
ankle just before the 'performance be
gan. She was taken to her home and
cared for by a physician.
Couple Captured In Chicago After
Seizing Girl Chauffeur Causes
. Arrest. of Pair.
Chicago, Sept. 15. Shrieking and
struggling,, while, her panic-stricken
schoolmates ' screamed for help and a
policeman ran, firing his revolver, in
a vain chase. Marguerite Carmen De
Repentigny ' Bouche, nine - years old,
was kidnaped in open day on Friday
from the doors of the Holy Name
cathedral school and carried off by a
man and woman In a taxlcab.
They might have got' entirely away
with their victim if the chauffeur of
the taxi had not signaled two plain
clothes men of the police department
When the police arrested the
couple they said they were J. M. De
Repentigny of Montreal, Canada, the
father of Carmen, and Mrs. Laura
Sullivan of Schenectady, a house
De Repentigny claims that he was
acting.entirely within his rights. He
and the present Mrs. Bouche separ
ated many years ago, and she took
the child with her. . .
."New York. Sept. 10. Receiving con
gratulations- from,, friends , throughout
abroad. "Mrs." Russell Sage. widow of
the famous financier, quietly observed
her; eighty-fifth birthday anniversary.
"Y Simla,- India, Sept. 3. One hundred
and fifty persons were-drowned. while
fording the River Beas In the Hosriar
pur district on the way to a fair. A sud
den heavy flow of water from the
mountain caught and overwhelmed
them. ;. ' - ' - ' v
Buechenbeuren, Prussia, Sept 13.
Four persons were killed and several
others badly Injured here by a military
aeroDlane. The pilot of the air .ma
chine lost control and the aeroplane
plunged into a crowd of spectators.
Asserts . He Was Never Employed; by
the . National Association of
v- ' " Manufacturers.
Washington, Sept 13. Vigorous de
nial of Col. Mulhall s charges was
Kefnrfi the house committee on
Friday by former Representative
James E. .Wafson of Indiana, whose
name appears hundreds of ' times in
Mulhall's correspondence.
nn time while I was In. con
gress" he said, , "or after I left con-
t pvor in the employ of the
National ; Association of Manufactur
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Photo by Wootten & Moulton, New B
View of East Front street. New Bern, N. C, showing how -the water was-
driven Into the town by the recent
from the houseB on the right Just
was over the mailt box seen on the telegraph pole in the foreground.
Jerome Arrives on Scene Governor
Felker Will Honor Requisition Pa
pers If Sent to Him.
Colebrook N. B., ' Sept 12. Harry
K. Thaw has shifted his "show" to
this quiet little village following his
unexpected deportation by the Cana
dian immigration authorities ' on
Wednesday. Thaw made an aimless
flight in an automobile when he left
Norton Mills, Vt, and was rearrested
in this town by Sheriff Drew of Coos
county. ' -'- . - -; .
Sheriff Drew received a telegram
from Attorney General Carmody of
New . York, asking that Thaw be held
until the -arrival of officers with ex
tradition papers'. " ' ' ' ' '
Thaw has already outlined plans for
another prolonged legal battle to
avoid extradition by the New York
authorities. His first move after his
arrest was to engage counsel and to
take steps for obtaining a writ of
habeas . corpus. The writ , will be ap
plied before Judge Robert M. Cham
berlain of the superior , court at Lan
caster, - the county seat.
William Travers Jerome, Thaw's an
cient foe, who was taken by surprise
by the action of the Canadian author
ities, is here' from Manchester, this
state, to take charge of the fight to
enforce' extradition.
Meanwhile Thaw, who is only tech
nically under arrest and not con
fined In the jail, has - communicated
with his mother and his lavyers in
Montreal and Sherbrooke.
Gov. Samuel D. Felker was at New
Castle when he received news of the
arrest of Thaw. He said:
"If the New York state authorities
send officers here and the latter bear
properly executed documents calling
upon us to deliver Thaw to their cus
tody, 1 shall probably sign the extra
dition warrant" -
Two Democrats of "Louisiana Vote
-. Against Act La Follette and .
. Poindexter' for It.
Washington, Sept. 11. The Underwood-Simmons
tariff bill passed the
senate on Tuesday by 44 to 37.
Senators Thornton and Ransdell of
Louisiana were the only Democrats
to vote against the bill,' while Senator
Poindexter, Progressive, and Senator
La Follette, Republican, voted for the
measure. Senator Lewis was paired
with Senator '. Gronna, but announced
that he Intended to vote for the bi
anyway, and did so. " 1 -
Hurricane Destroys German Marine
- , Sky Craft Above the Sea North
. of Heligoland.-
Berlin, Sept. 11. The German ma
rine airship, L-l, was destroyed Tues
day evening, in a burricane north of
Heligoland. Fifteen of the crew are
reported missing. It is almost certain
they perished. ' Stricken wfth heart
disease while competing at Johannis
thal for a distance prize. Doctor, Ringe
lost control of his aeroplane, which
fell 600 feet. An autopsy showed he
was probably dead when the machine
began tofall. -
.Zeppelin Bag-Kills Two.
Leipzig, Saxony. Sept.' 12. Two sol
diers were killed and another Zeppe
lin dirigible balloon narrowly; escaped
destruction here when the great Ger
man military, airship, Z-2 wrenched
free and was carried aloft by u gust
lot 'wind.
A. $
ern, N. C.
storm. People, were rescued in boat
before the picture was taken the water
Testifies Before Nino Managers Ap
pointed by New York Assembly
and Says Executive Paid Him $16,
000 After Election.
New York, Sept. 15- The transac
tions in Wall street made by Governor
Sulzer from June 27, 1910, till they
ceased at least so far as one firm of
brokers was concerned on July 14
last were described under oath on Fri
day by Melville D. Fuller, who said he
was' Sulaer's broker, in a hearing held
by the rine Impeachment managers
appointed by the assembly.
Mr. Fuller, who before the Frawley
investigating commission refused to
testify concerning certain matters on
Friday answered all questions. He tes
tified that Sulzer had paid him $16,000
in person within a month and a day
after the last election and . that he
(Fuller) had had no dealings with
Mrs. Sulr.er. . -
According to Fuller's testimony,
Sulzer, while a representative, opened
an account with- his firm, Harris &
Fuller, June 27,. 1910. In September
Sulzer borrowed $23,000 from the firm,
giving as collateral 400 Bhares of
"Big Four" railroad stock. In Novem
ber of the same year Sulzer added
some American Smelter stock to his
collateral held by the brokers.
"Big Four declined from 80 to 37
within a year." Mr. Fuller continued,
"but Mr. Sulzer bought some more of
the stoCk and added Southern Pacific
to his holdings." '
On November 12, 1912, a few .days
after he was - elected governor, Mr
Fuller ; continued, SSulzer walked Into
the office of Harris & Fuller with ten
$1,000 bills in his hands..
These, he. paid on his account his
indebtedness, owing to other transac
tions, having increased to $60,613. On
December 6, Mrl Puller " said, Gover
nor-Elect Sulzer paid in person $6,000
more m cash on Ills account.
On June. 16 of this year Sulzer's
debt to- the brokers had been further
reduced. One of the checks, Mr. Ful
ler said,- was from 'A. E. Sprlggs, a
former governor cf Montana. - ,
V Lieutenant Commander . Josepthal of
Governor . Sulzer's staff visited the -of
fice of Harris & Fuller on July 16 last,
Mr, 'JFnllisr added," and closed the ac
count, by 'paying the balance, $26,739.
Josephthal presented an order, signed
"William Sulzer, for Mrs. Sulzer.".'
Mr. Fuller could give no explanation
of the. words, "for Mrs. Sulzer," he
said,' as neither.be nor his firm" had
ever had any dealings with her.
Defeat Democrats by Plurality of SESI;
- R-Dublicam Pleated Over '
:'-.'; :.. Victory. . -. .
Portland, : Me.,v; Bept , 10. Speaker
John A. Peters, Republican, of Ells,
worth, was victor jn the special elec
tion Monday in the Third congression
al district by af plurality' of 65S over
Mayor W illiam ; A. . PattangaU, Dercio
crat, of WaterviUfcV ; Edward M..Jaw
rence. Progressive, of Lubec, ' was
third. M. . ' - "!
O. M. Auerbaoh Is Acouitted.
Horsey, Mich.. .Sent 12. Osrar M
Auerbacli of Chicago, on trial thfe
Becond tone for the murder of Harry
W. Fishsr of Chlcaau and Baldwin.
Mich., w(t3 acquitted by a Jiry. Fish
er was JiiUed en qu farm near Bald
Decision on Suit by Railroads Enjoin
ing Officials From Certifying "Fran
chise Assessments Sept 22
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Frankfort Judge John M. Lassing,
of Newport resigned as a judge of the
court of appeals from the Sixth district
His resignation was personally tender
ed to Gov. McCreary Judge Lassing
was on the bench for the last time
Monday, when the September term
convened. His resignation took effect
Tuesday. -
Gov. McCreary stated he would not
say who he will appoint to the place,
but Judge J..B. Hannah, of Elliott coun
ty, Is considered the most probable
selection. Judge Hannah has been
twice elected circuit ' judge of the
Thirty-second district. He stands high
at the bar and is a strong man polit
ically. He is the brother-in-law of
Democratic Sta'e Chairman Rufus H.
Vansant If he Is appointed M. M.
Redwine, of Elliott county, may fol
low him on the circuit bench. Judge
Lassing said he resigned, to engage in
the practice of law, and laughed at the
suggestion that he would be an ap
plicant for the postmastership of New
port? He said his .private business af
fairs, which hsve become extensive.
would not interfere with his law prac
tice, Dut he found that they did con
flict with his duties as judge of the
court of appeals, requiring, either his
personal affairs or his work on the
bench to suffer. It' is said he is the
first judge to Tesign voluntarily from
the bench and letire to private life, ex
cepting Judge E. C. O'Rear.. :
Railroad Tax Opinion.
; Charles N. Wiard, clerk of the TTti
ted States district court here, received
a message from Judge Cochran, of
Maysville, announcing that the judge
will hand down an opinion the first
day of the next term-, September 22,
In the suits brought by the L. & N-,
C. & O., Q. & C, and I. C. railroads to
enjoin the state oQcials f rom certify
ing the 1912r franchise assessments of
their property and collecting: the taxes
on the amount in excess of the assess
ments of the year before. These cases,
which involved close to- $40Q,000 in
state revenues, have been in the fed
eral court for nearly a year, . during
which time briefs and additional
proof have been taitcn since the hear
ing when arguments wer3 made on the
question of temporary injunction
Prison Laws-Working Fine.
. , Chairman Daniel E.. 0"!3ulllvan of
the state board of prison commission
ers, on a visit to the Greendale Reform
school, said that the law calling for
thi payment to the-, convicts, of a sum;
equal to about 20 per cent of their
earnings, to be expended for their ben
efit or the benefit of their families, is
working out admirably In the Ken
tucky prisons. . He says the men . are
making, better prisoners, and oonse;
quently they are doing better work!
He spoke also in appreciation of the
parole law, and said that it has been
his experience that hardly more than
3 per cent of the men who are paroled
are returned for violation of their
parole. ..... - ,
Recommend Disbarment
The Franklin County Bar Associa
tion adopted resolutions and appointed
a committee to. wait on Judge Robert
Stout, of the Franklin circuit court,
and ask him to. set aside the order
admitting Mrs. C T. Tucker to ' prac
tice ia his court-The association also
served notice on Mr. and Mrs. Tucker
that proceedings would be instituted
to have them disbarred' from practic
ing in any court fn Kentucky. : Tucker
is under " indictment in the ; federal
courthere, charged with using the
mails to defraud. Mr. and Mrs. Tuck
er were admitted to the bar recently
at Mt Olivet ,
Kentucky Will Get Flag. : T
' Gov. McCreary returned front Put-In
(Bay, Ohio, where he participated in
the- celebration of ferry's Victory on
Lake Erie and delivered an address at
a banquet to 1.2Q0 people oa "Ken
tucky in the War of 1812, Gov. Mc
Creary said he had a delightful, time,
witnessed a most inspiring spectaele
and returned refreshed and ready for
hard work. The Kentucky fiajj," which
was raised on the, yacht Priaollla, on
which he made the trip from Cleveland
to Put-in Bay, will be sent to Got.
McCreary and he will present it to, Uie
State Historical Society. ;
Corn Must Bring 77 Cent.
Commissioner of Agriculture New
man estimates that the com
crop for . this year will be IS
bushels an acre. The yield last year
was 30 bushels to the acre,, so that
the drought has cut the corn crop
almost half in two. This estimate is
made up from the reports received for
making his September crop report
One hundred and fifteen estimates of
the cost of growing an acre of con-
show an average estimate of $13.35.
Last month's estimate of the cost of
growing an acre of wheat was $10.16.
It is interesting to note that the gen
eral opinion is that 1 costs $3.79 more
to grow an acre of corn than an acre
of wheat Corn would have to bring
about 77c per bushel on the average.
based on this- estimate of $13.50, to
pay ' the actual cost of : production
Corn has dropped to a condition of
58.4 per cent, which means but little
more than half a crop. Burley tobac
co still remains at 65 per cent, but
dark tobacco has dropped to a condi
tion of 54 per cent Alfalfa is 70 per
cent, cow peas 84 per cent and soy
beans 72 per cent of an average crop.
The spring sown clover shows an aver
age condition of 63 per cent The
leguminous crops have held their own
better than any other crop during this
drought. Blue grass is given 60 per
cent, orchard grass at 62 per cent and
pastures, as a whole, are very inferior.
Live stock has suffered very ma
terially on account of short pastures
and scarcity of water. The condition
of horses is given at 90 per cent cat
tle 83 per cent, hogs 85 per cent and
sheep 92 per cent. The condition of
poultry has likewise declined. Chick
ens are given, as 92 per cent turkeys
80 per cent and ducks 85 per cent.
All fruits have deteriorated.. Apples
are small, many dropping from the
trees,, and their condition is shown as
67 per cent peaches 74 per cent,
plums 58 per cent and pears 58 per
cent Garden conditions are deplora
ble, dropping to 44 per cent.
Abundant rain falls would not help
anything as far as this year's crops,
are concerned. The corn crop would
grow worse instead of better should
abundant rains fall now; the same is
true of tobacco. The danger in the
curing period for corn and for tobac
co is in having an- excessive amount
of moisture. Rains now would only
have a tendency to spoil what is left
of these ' two crops. Moisture i3
needed very badly for fall seeding,
and would benefit next year's crop in
this respect. Good rains would im
prove fall pastures. Water for stock
is a serious problem in many localities
and many fires are reported as a re
sult of the dry weather. A match
dropped in the pastures In the condi
tion in which they are at present is
almost like dropping a spark in a pow
der magazine. The water supply in
many towns in the state has given out.
and fire losses as a result of the
drought are bound to be great.
Requisitions Are Issued.
Accused of obtaining $370 from tha
Hart County Deposit Bank by misrep
resentation, Charles Sullivan has been
arrested at Wright,. Minn., and a re
quisition was issued for hla return to
this state. Stanley Jones, of Coving
ton, under arrest at Elyrla, Ohio,
charged with having obtained money
under false pretenses from J. R. Chit
terbruck, will be returned to Coving
ton, for trial. A requisition was is
sued: in his case,. ,
Transfer Burley Sult-
G. A. Brooks, of Mason county, fpr
mer Secretary of the Burley Tobacco
Society, had his suit against the Bur
ley Tobacco company of Kentucky
transferred irom the Federal Court in
Covington to the Federal Court here,
and the case will be called for -trial
at the September term. Brooks ' Is
seeking - to recover $3,600 alleged to
be due In, salaries from the Burley To
bacco company- .
Son Chosen Law Clerk. -
Judge W. E. Settle, of the court of
appeals, made the announcement that
he has appointed his son, Robert
Rodes Settle, his law clerk, to succeed
George Enright, of Georgetown, .who
resigned shortly after the closing of
the spring term. An order was en
tered in the court Monday making the
appointment Mr. Settle has been con
nected with a . Louisville banking ;
houses : . . .
Bring Back Steamboat Man, '. '
Gov. McCreary issued a requisition
on the governor of Ohio for the return .
of William Bay, a steamboat' cantaJn. "
who, it is alleged, shot and. killed Basil
Kitts aboard his boat in the Ohio river,
in Greenup county, September 6. Capt
Bay is at Lawrence, O where he was
arrested, and admitted; to bail.
Maysville Takes 'Advantage.
Miss Emma Hunt, of Frankfort, has
been employed ; by -the State Tuber
culosis Commission, to ; Introduce a
system of district cursing in Mays
ville., The city la to pay her expenses.
This Is the first trial of the plan pro
posed by the Commission to ratroduce.
the system 'in i,U cities anji cquatles
of the state. '
ers, nor was I the ioonyiss or
for'it"' ".

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