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i Vtj/J-l Hi V^Xj-LM X Mf-V-i-: NEW , YORK, October 2. 1900
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8 P. M. Tuesday:—Fair and1 warmer to I
: LASTcEDITION t" i-’»§>£«> ■*! ? -"7day and tomorrow; south to southwest*
;; * ■ erly winds.
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Discouraged By the Falling
Off of Hi& Trade Through
Bishop's Excise Law Her
man Brummer Hung Him
j self
(. Fsiends of Herman Brummer, who
fcejK a saloon at No. 38S Ocaau avenue,
and lived at No. 45 Arlington avenue,
; committed suicide by hanging himself
•with a rape attached tip a large nail he
had driven in a wail in the rear ]$t his
saloon for the purpose early yesterday
morning. Since the new excise law went
in*o effect Mr. Brummer had complained
that his trade had fallen off to the extent
that injord him financially. He became
erratic in the manner of the treatment
of his customers and hie family. He
was a man of d»mesticat*d habits and
loved hi* family which, beside himself
consisted of a wife and several children.
When he closed his saloon at midnight
Saturday night in accordance with the
terms of the Bishop’s Excise Law he
said to a number of customers that he
,was not feeling well and was going to
lie down for a rest before going home.
When he failed to appear at his home by
breakfast time, his family, knowing his
punctual habits became alarmed and his
nephew. Charles Rolf, went to the 6aloon
to make inquuiry. He found ‘Brummer’s
dead body dangling from the nail he had
driven in the wail. He had been dead
’for several hours.
r Mr. Brummer belonged to the highest
type of saloon keepers. He believed that
ibis buisuees was perfectly legiinatie as
ias long as he conducted in a legitimate
planner. He accurnoJdted several thou
sand dollars while running a saloon for
■years on the north—east corner of York
land Washington streets. He lived over
this tntooa with his family and the man- ]
per he conducted his business in whic% j
[he lived made for him many warm
jfriends in the Gtemmoutowo of the eify.
Shis devotion so has family led him to
),purchase a home in the Greenville resi
[Secttal section with grounds through ;
[which he could beautify it. This he found
W Arlington avenue. He also sold out
[jjis down-town saloon and purchased a
||Epstelry in Ocean avenue catered to the
[trade of the saloon frequenters in that
f section of the city.
»- The news of hi® tragic death shocked
Pis many friends in both sections of the
? Although there were rumors to the ef
Tfegt that many saloonkeepers were doing
tkjiSmesa 0n the quiet yesterday, from ad
fdhtutward appearance the city was as
I pry as the desert of Sahara. But few ex
cise arrests t^ere made. Miartin Conroy
whose saloon is located at No. 202 Sec
ond street, was arrested by Roundsman
^©J&onnell of the Seventh stree station.
Pic was found doing business almost
[Openly. A dozen men were found with
f«>m the bar. He resisted 'arrest
Fsyj-d O’Donnell had to use force in getting
! to the station house.
(fc- a.
jvjTyews was received in this city this
IifStrung that the former venerable prin
4fyii George H. Linsleyt of No. 1 School.
h>d died in his home, Metuchen, N. J.
®r. Dinsley taught the pupils of the old
ajjd the new No. 1 School down town for
®ore than half a century. There are
few men in .the Jersey City industrial*
^professional and financial world who
jhave not been spankea by the old peda
gogue, and who do not today pay him
homage. When they were kids (many
[of them now gray-haired) he not only
spanked them, but whipped them with a
[birch rod. He believed in Solomon’s
'pioberb, "spare the rod, ruin the child.”
find always protested against the State
’rule prohibiting thd^iicking of a child in
'school when the child deserved it. Mr,
j'Linsley was a man of patriaehial ap
pearance /with a flowing whit beard, and
fop to the time when he relinguiahed his
(hold of the prindpalship of No^l School,
.at an age approaching ninety years,
Jtjjere was always a kindly gleam in his
%’o that delighted even the child pupils
of his old age and they had the utmost
[respect for him, as did the pupils he
spanked over half a century ago. The
former pupils formed an" organization
kSipwu as the “Phincipai Linsley Boys,”
aha up to dheir former principals death
they never failed to tender him a ban
quet or form some sort of public enter
Mindent on Ms birthdays, during which
6y showered upon his valuable gifts as
as splendid encomiums, the latter
of ’Which ae enjoyed most,
i. Mr. Gin* fey retired only a short while
agio, lie died yesterday. His funeral
tetgtl take place from the Presbyterian
terurch in Metwsfcea to morrow morning.
‘yhui^ of his old pupils and present and
'■l-.-.vjner Sdkool Directors will be in atten
f- NO FALSE PRETENSE has marked
the career of Ely's Cream Balm. No
3dlo oromisos of rewards for cases it will
jjHtt cure. eingB ^ttirely harmless, it is
jjjot responsible ilke the catarrh snuifs
! ni powders, for minds •battered by oo
The great peaitiv* virtue of Edy-’e
T,Vo«bi Saint is Shat it apaodEiy and com
SaHtoly mx*e jaaai ofttftrx'h a»4 hay fever.
fiMak pc fhae auuemeirt is the twfeony
Mf lanms and a rogittt&sSMi gf many
mw' Mumps. Aft ctmegwi*, 90c. <*r
jdaftik 5*r Riy Bra*., 5S Wmrctt ■Steoat.
' A-SW Jp*"* - - —- i
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Wlile Cleaning Windows On
the Guard Rail of Ferry
boat Pittsburgh, Deck
hand “Bob” Vosburgh
Slipped His Hold and Was
(• i •• *..*• ' •••
Robert ST. Vosbucgh, thiWy-two * yefirS
oldfe a deckhand ehipioyed oil the ferry
boat Pittsburgh, of the Pennsylvania
Railroad’s ferry -route to Twenty-third
street, while cleaning windows on the
outside of the boat on its 8.55 o’clock trip
to Jersey Oity from New York this mor
ning slipped from his foothold on the
guard rail and before he could be resent*.,
was drawn down under the boat l td
drowned. He caught the left rail by iiis
left hand before he dropped’ into the river
he yelled for assistance. Maale passen
gers who had1 seen him at work
from the forwarld ladies’ saloon
and wtho, along with the la da as in the sa
loon* distinctly heard his cries for help,
rushed to the window from which they
saw him suddenly disappear. They re
alized, what had happened. They at
temped to lift the sash. Before strong
men could raise it poor Vosburgh lost his
one-handed hold on the guard ran and
dropped into the churned! waters below .
An alarm was given to the pilot, the
boat was stopped in mid-stream, a life
boat was quickly lowered! and manned
and a search was made for the missing
man’s body. Not a trace of it could be
found. The Pittsburgh is a propeller
and it is generally believed that Vos
burgh was sucked underneath the boat,
by the motion of the boat, is a victim *"
the blades of file whirling propeller.
Only the brush that he used in cleaning
the windows could be found floating oji
the top of the waters.
The tragedy came near creating-a pan
ic on board the ferryboat. Several of
the women almost fainted! when they
learad that the man had fallen overboard
With intense interest, along wilt the men
they watched the deck-hands search the
waters for their comrade and when it
was ascertained that the man had not
been saved, consternation over reached
them. It was not only so aboard the Pitt
burgh. Other ferryboats, some of hem
crowded with passengers, bound' from
Jersey City to New York, bad witnessed
the fall oerboard of Vosburgh from the
guard rail of the Pittsburgh. They were
as much eicited as those on board the
ferryboat from which the man had fall
en. Other craft sent but boats in the
Pilot Taylor grew anxious about .he
fate of Vosburgh so that he lost two trips
in a search for Vosburgh’s body. His
men in the life boat searched the waters
in the vicinity of the accident for three
uaretrs of an hour.
James McMahon, second engineer of
the Pittsburgh said that he received1
from the pilot house signals to scop the
boat and went on dock to assist in low
ering a life boat. “ went forward,” he
said, “and could see a man swimming.
He held np for about five minutes, as
near as can judge, but he was weighted
down by his clothes and boots. It looked
to me as though the crew of the dyna
mite launch “Jenny” employed in furnish
ing dynamite to the Pennsylvania Rail
road tunned workers would get him, but
they didn’t. Our Pilot signalled- the Pi-;
lot of the launch to sop, but he signalled
back that his crew didn’t get him. Ev
ery effort was made to rescue the uufor
uaate man by the craw of the Pitts
Mr. and Mrs. John Jefferson Dayis,
of No. 203 Eighth street, entertained a
number of their friends last evening at
their residence by giving 'a- house party.
-Mrs. Davis had -the interior of hjfr home
elaborately decorated with streamers of
the national colors in the main parlor..
The effect was extremely pretty. More
than half a hundred glistening incandes
cent bulbs added to the brilliancy of the
scene. A large number of invited guests
thoroughly enjoyed a delightful program
of recitations, interspersed with vocal
and instrumental selections. Supper was
served by Maresi at 11 o’clock. An or
chestra, was hidden by potted palms.
Among those who helped to entertain
the party were Mrs. Jefferson Davis, Ira
M. Flick, a noted singer of Belasco’s
"Girl of the Golden West” -Company;
Counselor Joseph Smith, who is not only
an amateur singer and actor of note, btrt
a splendid piano player; Misses' Marion,
Helen, Elizabeth statl Messrs. Frank and
■William Davis; John Heatlierington,
Harry McGrath, the “local silver-toned
tenor, and who told a lot of stories in his
characteristic style of wit Others pres
ent were Surrogate and Mrs. Frank T.
Fitzgerald of New York. Mr. and Mrs,
John E. Fitzgerald, Magistrate and Mrs.
Danial ffl'inn, Mr. and-Mrs. Daniel Finn
of New YoTk, and a whole host of local
and New York political friends of Mr.
The twst proteotian ngztast fevers, -pneumo
nia, aiplrtiieria, ttto., 1s iafiaitSing ..up «ie sys
teae’MUb.maoilM }
Man Killed on Course and Ameri
cans’ Defeat Causes a
Suicide. *•
Wagner, In 110 Horsepower Racer,
Takes Third Vanderbilt Cup Contest.
This Year's Speed Trial May Be Last
One Held In This Country — Tracy
Goes Fastest Lap.
New York, Oct. 8.-EHiott F. Shepard
will not be arrested for killing Oust L.
Gruner of Passaic, N. J., with his
Hotchkiss racing machine at the W.
K. Vanderbilt, Jr., cup race. Coroner
Joseph Renison of the town of North
Hempstead investigated the death and
said Mr. Shepard was in no way re
sponsible, as Gruner brought about his
own destruction by standing in the
middle of the road, which had been
.given ov§r w the America* Automo
bile association for tbe day.
Ail the witnesses of the accident tes
tified that Gruner got in the path of
the racing machine, which was going
over the eourse at seventy miles a*
Aid For Victim’s Family.
Although there has been no official
announcement of the fact, it is gen
erally believed that the American Au
tomobile association will give Gruner’s
widow and children a sum of money
to keep them from want. '
W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., denor of the
cup that was raced for, was asked re
garding a race in Nassau county next
year. He said he could not tell wheth
er the Vanderbilt race would ever be
run again in this country. Tfia aotlon
of the French Automobile club-will de
termine this, as this year’s race was
won by a Frenchman In a French car.
This makes the third time France has
won the cup, and it is probable that
the next race for the Vanderbilt trophy
will be run in France.
Complaint Made Against Race,
From many sections of Long Island
there is complaint against the race.
The special deputy sheriffs and flag
men employed to keep the course clear
were unable to do so, and as it is
known that if another such race is
held on Long Island a greater crowd
than ever will attend it the sentiment
is strong against a fourth .Vanderbilt
No one censures the auto drivers.
They are called foolhardy for risking
their lives, but the mob of ungoverna
ble, speed crazy men and women who
imperiled their lives and the lives of
the contestants by swarming upon the
course while the machines were travel
ing sixty and sev-nty miles an hour
are blamed for the deaths and acci
dents that marred the race.
The estimates which placed the
crowd at 300,000 are now believed to
be below the real number. There
were nearer half a million spectators
along the thirty mile track.
Dies From Disappointment.
William Steasney Sierek, twenty
three years old, drove his mother, two
brothers and sister to their country
home in Cedarhurst, N. Y., in an auto
mobile from the race.
The mother noticed the young man
was depressed by the defeat of the
American team, an^ she told him not
to take it so much to heart. He said
he could not understand why this
country could be so far ahead in other
things and make such a poor showing
with homemade automobiles. At lit
tle later he shot himself, dying in
Many persons besides Sierek were
disappointed by the ftiilure of any of
the American automobiles to figure
prominently in the Vanderbilt cup
Victory For Frenchman.
The victory went to a 110 horsepower
Barracq racer, guided by the master
hand of Louis Wagner of the French
After the closest and most thrilling
contest ever recorded In the annals of
automobile road racing In this country
or perhaps in any other Wagner snatch
ed the palm of victory from Lancia ot
the Italian team, who piloted a 120
horsepower Fiat, by the small margin
of 3 minutes 18 2-5 seconds. Lancia in
turn was only 16 seconds ahead of Du
ray of the French team, who drove a
120 horsepower Lorraine-Dietrioh car.
Fourth to finish was Clement of the
French team, who piloted a 100 horse
power Bayard - Clement, while fifth
came Jenatzy of the German team.
More Than Sixty Miles an Hour.
Wagner, the winner, covered the
297.1 miles of the course in 4 hours 50
minutes 10 2-5 seconds, which was an
average of 29 minutes 1 1-25 seconds
for each lap of 29.7 miles, or at the
rate of 61.46 miles an hour. This time
is just a trifle slower than that made
by Hemery last year, when he won the
race in an eighty horsepower Barracq
and averaged 61.51 miles an hour.
Among the five ears to finish there
was not one American car. Le Blon,
driving a Thomas, made the best
showing. He was .No. 8 at the con
clusion of the ninth lap and was still
running when the race was called off.
Tracy Makes Fattest Lap.
, The race had not been half over
when it became evident that none ot
the American entrants could hope to
win, The disappointment because ot
this fact was somewhat softened, how
ever, by the performance of Tracy,
who broke all records for the course
on his fifth.lap, making the 27.9 miles
In 26,21. He was wildly cheered for
hip_ great race, which fee made after
"V . "s. / 'i**
Yale Man Injured by Buck Which Ob
jects to His Presence.
New Haven, Oonn., Oct. 8. — Two
Yale students had a desperate battle
In Marvelwoed, a deer park In the
town of Woodbridge, with an enraged
deer buck when they chanced to come
upon two does and watched ! them
Chauncey Brooks McCormick of Chi
cago Is under the care of a physician
at his room in Vanderbilt hall as a re
sult of the attack by the buck. His
friend, Fleming H. Revell, Jr., of Ev
anston, 111., escaped Injury and sum
moned aid, so that McCormick was
rescued. Both young men are seniors
In college, and their families are
Marvelwood is a large inclosed pre
serve owned by the estate of John M.
Greist. McCormick and Revell were
in the woods and stopped where two
does and a young buck were browsing.
Without warning a bigger buck ap
proached them on the run. lie low
ered his head and rushed at ^UeCor
mick, who grabbed the antlers of the
animal and wrestled with him.
The two young men kept clear of the
antlers for some minutes until M^or
mick was thrown to the ground by the
enraged buck, which gored him in the
side twice. Revell seized a branch on
the ground and fought the buck oft
until McCormick could arise. The lat
ter ran to a tree and. climbed, but the
buck reached him again with a side
thrust that caught McCormick in the
Calling to his friend to remain In
the tree, Revell ran to the home of P.
Raymond Greist, calling for help.
Mr. Greist and several men came
quickly and forced the crazy buck to
retreat. Physicians attended McCor
mick and found the injuries painful,
but not necessarily dangerous.
Toms River Physician Answers Charge
of Killing Wife.
Toms River, If. J., Oct. 8.—Dr. Frank
Brouwer has been placed on trial here,
charged with the murder of his wife
by poisoning.
Public Prosecutor Theodore J. R.
Brown has retained Thomas P. McDer
mott of Jersey City to assist him. J.
W. Carmichael, assisted by Edmund
Wilson of Red Bank, will defend Dr.
Brouwer. They say they are confident
of demolishing the state’s case.
It is now believed that no effort will
be made to dispute the fact that Mrs.
Brouwer was murdered, the defense
relying on its ability to prove that Dr.
Brouwer had no band in the conspira
cy to kill his wife. It is expected that
the fight will be one of the bitterest in
New Jersey’s legal annals.
Dr. Brouwer has been in jail for
months. He was indicted by the grand
jury on May 23 of this year. More
than eight months had elapsed between
Mrs. Brouwer’s death—it was proved
by an analysis of the contents of her
stomach that death was due to poison—
and the returning of the indictment
against her husband.
Families are divided, men and wom
en have argued the points of the case
in all of the villages apd towns adja
cent to Toms River and Lakewood,
and it Is announced that the county
prosecutor and the counsel for the
prisoner will make sensational dis
closures during the progress of the
It is feared it will be difficult to ob
tain a jury, as the guilt or innocence
of Dr. Brouwer has been well dis
cussed throughout the community.
Sympathetic women have raised a
fund for the defense.
Dowie Has a Vision.
Chicago, Oct. 8. — John Alexander
Dowie’s plan for an American colony
in Mexico was abandoned in obedience
to a command received by Dowie in a
vision, according to an announcement
made by Deacon Arrington, one of
Dowie’s followers. The scheme, Dea
con Arrington said, was relinquished
in favor of another that contemplates
the raising of $1,000,000 in Chicago for
the purpose of restoring Dowie’s pow
er and prestige. All preparation foi
Dowie’s departure for Mexico had been
completed when in a vision, Dowie de
clares, he saw the Master and heard
his voice. He was commanded, he
said, to give up the Mexican projeci
and seek the glory of Zion elsewhere.
Monopolists Corner Mexico’s Corn.
City of Mexico, Oct. 8. — Measures
will be taken by the government tc
'prevent hoarding of corn in anticipa
tion of higher prices, and it is proba
ble that the duty on foreign corn will
be temporarily removed. Government
experts believe there is an abundance
of native corn in granaries- all over the
country and that the high price is the
rfesult of a combination, which is in
jurious to the great mass of the people.
Sheriff's Son Shoots Convict.
Macon, Mo., Oct. 8.—In a desperate
effort to break jail here William
O’Brien, accused of highway robbery
was shot and killed by the sheriff’s
thirteen-year-old son, Milford Graves
As Sheriff Graves entered the jail di
rectiy after supper he was attacked bj
O’Brien, who used a club. The sber
Iff’s son caught up a rifle and shoi
O’Brien through the heart.
Howard Goulds Not at Odds.
New York, Oct. 8.—No jollier paii
than Howard Gould and his wife wit
nessed the Vanderbilt cup races. Sit
ting in their big touring car at thi
Manhasset curve, the Goulds, who tin
night before had become reconciled,
watched the daring auto racers pass
The Goulds had been estranged evei
•since they returned from abroad threi
A Thousand Infantrymen Disem
bark at Havana and Go
Into Camp.
Insurgents In Santa Clara Province
Object to Laying Down Arms While
Government Volunteers Retain Theirs.
Taft and Bacon Expect to Return
Home Soon.
Havana, Oct. 8.—The first landing of
American soldiers in the present occu
pation of Cuba was accomplished with
marvelous promptness, and now a
thousand men of the Fifth United
States infantry are settled under can
vas in Camp Columbia.
General Frederick Funston has es
tablished headquarters -<at M«*§unao,
convenient to ,hjs command.Colonel
fines, has, been ' ordered to report' to
General Funston, and the entire force
of regulars and marines will be under
Funston’s command until the arrival
here tomorrow of General J. Franklin
Bell, who will direct the distribution
of the forces throughout the island.
Men In Good Condition.
Within an hour from, the time that
the transport Sumner came alongside
the railroad wharf the disembarking
had been completed and the men com
posing the Second and Third battalions
of the Fifth had been transported on
thirty street cars direct to the camp.
Their equipage and saippiies were tak
en on freight ears by another rente.
The movement was skillfully han
dled that the men prepared their mid
day meal from their own rations. The
men are in good condition and are
pleased with their salubrious camp and
its pleasant surroundings.
Reports from members of the dis
armament commission in various prov
inces indicate trouble with ex-vebels
and government volunteers in a few
towns in Santa Clara province who are
still disinclined to be the first to dis
arm. It is feared that American sol
diers will have to be sent to back up
the demands of the disarmament com
mission. Havana, Santiago, Pinar del
Rio, Matanzas and Puerto Principe
provinces are practically clear of reb
els and show no signs of trouble.
Trouble In Santa Clara.
Dispatches 'received from Sancti
Spiritus, where the Santa Clara com
mission is working, assert that gov
ernment volunteers have fired on a
rebel camp, causing a serious draw
back to the disarming operations. Tbe
disarming at Sancti Spiritus is prb
ceeding, but the usual difficulty is en
countered in that the ex-rebels seek to
evade surrendering their guns while
the volunteers still carry theirs. The
situation there is especially irritating,
as groups - of volunteers with guns
march up and down the streets and
taunt the dispersed and disarmed reb
Governor Taft, Assistant Secretary
of State Bacon and General Fuaston
are gratified at the general situation
and believe that the difficulties in San
ta Clara province will be overcome in
a few days. So confident are they tbat
Governor Taft and Hr. Bacon say tbev
believe they will be able to start for
home next Saturday.
Magoon on Way t» Cuba.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 8.—Provision
al Governor Charles M. Magoon and
Brigadier General J. Franklin Bell,
chief of staff of the army, passed
through Jacksonville en route to Tam
pa to take the steamer for Havana,
where they will arrive tomorrow
morning. Mrs. Taft, wife of the sec
retary of war, and Mrs. Bacon, wife
of the assistant secretary of state,
were in the party.
Isle of Pines Restless Again.
Havana, Oct. S.—A committee of the
Isle of Pines American association will
present to Governor Taft resolutions
passed at a meeting of 500 Americans
in the Isle of Pines requesting Ameri
can government of the island.
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Prayer heads to Death.
Waukomis, Okla., Oct. 8.—With hoi
baby in her arms Mrs. Philip Sprouse
of this place started for the kitchen to
lock up heV house. While passing
through a darkened sleeping room she
did not see her husband kneeling in
prayer at the bedside. She stumbled
over his feet and in trying to save the
baby from injury struck her head
against a washstand as she fell, break
ing her neck and dying almost instant
ly., The child fell from her arms and
waS severely hurt and may not re
Coroner Fools With Nitroglycerin.
Binghamton, N. Y„ Oct. 8.—From tbi
body of the dead burglar who was sbo1
and killed in this city Coroner E. L
Smith took a bottle of what he sup'
posed was oil. He placed the bottle in
his case and took it home, shaking it
around unconcernedly. Investigation
showed that the bottle contained
enough nitroglycerin to have blown up
a large building.
"Swapped” Jail For Sea Peril.
Boston, Oct. 8.—With a handkerchiei
fluttering as a signal of distress,
Charles Jones and Herbert J. Hanson
were picked up in JBosV . harbor. They
were drifting out to sea o i an old raft
upon which they had made their es'
cape from Deer island prison. They
were returned to Deer by th«
sKfv ^^
j&r ,d«..
Jays His Greatest Pleasure Is Giving
Away Part of His Fortune. *
Cleveland, O., Oct. 8.—While John D.
Rockefeller has given away for char
itable uses probably as much money as
any other rich man, there Is little
known about it, as he dislikes such
matters to be made public, but in
speaking of his present life the oii
king said:
‘‘I am especially thankful that I
learned early to take an interest in
other fields than business, so when* I
was able to shift more and more active
business cares from my shoulders to
those of other men I could do so with
out regret, for I had other fields of
activity awaiting my attention which
have proved of absorbing interest. I
regard it as of the greatest importance
that the man of business should guard
against his business monopolizing him
to the exclusion of all other fields of
Mr. Rockefeller added that he has
not entered the New York offices of the
Standard Oil company, in 26 Broad
way, in eight years. He has never set
foot inside the big office building In
CJevelsnd that. heaps his name,v al
tliWgh it’'tispre#enfs the investment of.
,;thore!'flun $1,000,006 "Today" the naan
who is said to have amassed one of
the greatest private fortunes In the
world says he finds his greatest pleas
ure in giving away part of It.
While Rockefeller says he strictly
observes the rule of reference to his
charity committee, he has yet managed
to retain the luxury of personal giving
to a larga extent. All cases of which
he or Mre. Rockefeller have personal
knowledge are bandied by him. He
takes them from the committee’s hands
at the outset, and these cases alone
occupy a large part of his time.
Won't Call Rockefeller to Testify.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 8.—John D. Rock
efeller is not to be called as a witness
at the trial of the officers of the Stand
ard Oil company of Ohio In Findlay
tomorrow. It was learned that the
prosecuting attorney could find no way
by which Mr. Rockefeller could not
immunity if he went up
Pittsburg Millionaire Denies Story That
He Has Two Wives.
Pittsburg, Oct. 8.—Denying that he
was ever married to Mrs. Frank Walk
er of this city, Peter F. McCool, a
millionaire oil operator, who is being
sued by Mrs. Walker for desertion and ,
nonsupport, said in his home in Butler
that the woman had no legal claim
against him whatever and that if she
has any marriage certificate purport
ing to show that he was married to
her the certificate is a forgery.
McCool was bitter in bis denuncia
tion of the widow whp says that she is
his wife. He lives in a magnificent
home with a wife he married "nine
teen years ago, and he asserted that
when the case against him comes up
for a beariug he will have no difficulty
in showing that the charges against
him are without foundation.
“The action begun by Mrs. Walker
for desertion and nonsupport,” McCool
said, “is simply an effort to extort
money from me. I will not submit to
blackmail, and if Mrs. Walker thinks
Shat she has an easy victim In me she
will find herself greatly mistaken. 1
t.now her. but to say that I married
Ser is ridiculous.”
President For Income Tax?
Washington, Oct. 8.—Believing that
legacies and incomes should be taxed
and contribute to the national revenue,
President Roosevelt, it is said, will
have introduced in and passed by the
next congress a bill having that end in
view. To arouse public interest in
the subject of sueh taxation and to
meet the wave of radicalism now
sweeping over the country, the presi
dent is hopeful, if rumor be true, that
the issue of taxing legacies and in
comes should be argued fully and fear
lessly in this campaign. He always
has believed that the decision of the
supreme court upsetting the income
tax in Cleveland’s time was wrong
and under existing conditions, it is
said, he believes the courts wilj uphold
such a law.
Jerome Has Editor Indicted.
White Plains, N. Y., Oct. S.-The
Westchester grand jury completed its
investigation and handed up a bunch
of indictments to County Judge Platt
among them being oue against Frank
E. Xavier, editor of the Yonkers Her
ald. Mr. Xavier is charged with crim
inally libeling District Attorney .Te
rome of New York In editorial utter
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Mob Breaks Into Jail.
Macon, Ga., Oct. 8.—Quiet reigns In
this city after a night of disorder. A
negro who shot two men named Ad
ams and Solomon has been sent to At
lanta for safe keeping, but military Is
held In readiness in ease of emergency,
The mob succeeded in breaking into
the jail, but failed to get the negro.
Friends of the Red Man to Meet.
Lake Mohonk, N. Y„ Oct. S.-Ar
rangements are practically complete
for the twenty-fourth annual Lake Mo
honk conference of friends of the jfn
diau and other dependent peoples,
which will open here ©ct. 17 for a
three days’ session.
President Talks Politic*.
Washington, Oct. 8,—Representative
James II. Sherman of Tyrw York, chair
man of the Republican congressional
committee, and Senator Penrose oi
Pennsylvania had a
"le president last night on iiuypo
1 '.acal situation w- y
Czar’s Brother Not Betrothed to Prin
cess Patricia of Connaught.
London, Oct. 8,—An emphatic official
denial of the reported betrothal of
Grand Duke Michael, only brother of
the emperor of Russia, and Princes*
Patricia of Connaught, niece of King
Edward, has been issued here. It now
appears that this possible alliance,
which may be bound up with far
reaching political consequences, has
not reached the stage of betrothal.
The report of the alliance was re
garded as of significance as marking
the new and friendly relation* between
Great Britain and Russia.
The Grand Duke Michael Alexandro
vitch, brother of the Russian emperor,
was born in St. Petersburg, Not. 22,
The Princess Victoria Patricia of
Connaugbt was born in London, March
17, 1886.
About eighteen months ago it wa*
reported that Princess Patricia was en
gaged to King Alfonso of Spain, which
was subsequently denied, after which
the Marquis of Anglesey was said to
have been a suitor for her hand. Later
atilt the princess was said to haye been
“engaged to tie crbwn. priuee offip'drtu
v gal. T{> ifer intimate friends the prin
cess is known as Patsy, and it is said
that she could have been queen of
Spain if she had so deeired, but that she
declined the honor. She is the young
est niece of King Edward.
Engagement Denied In St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, Oct 8—A formal de
nial has been issued here of the report
ed betrothal of Grand Duke Michael,
brother of the emperor of Russia, and
Princess Patricia of Connaught niece
of King Edward.
Returns to Metropolis After Scoring
Opponents In Buffalo.
New York, Oct §4-Expressing their
admiration in cheers and songs, more
than 1,000 members of the Hungarian
American Kick and Benevolent asso
ciation greeted William R. Hearst as
the guest of the association at it*
tenth anniversary exercises in Turn
Verein hall, Lexington avenue and
Eighty-fifth street.
Reports of Mr. Hearst’s, speech 'a(
Buffalo, which was well received,
quote him as follows:
“The Independence league and th«
Democratic party are house cleaning
and out of every dark hole and dirty
corner come political cockroaches and
corporation croton bugs and wary old
rats of Wall street that swarm into
the Republican establishment nexl
door. We are not sorry to see them
go. They go because they hate the
bright light of publicity and the pure
air of honesty "
Mr. Hearst referred to Alton B
Parker as a “political cockroach” and
to William T. Jerome as a “political
croton bug.”
In a statement issued by the Inde
pendence league it is asserted that
that organization will nominate an in
dependent legislative ticket largely and
“will indorse only certain individuals
whose integrity is recognized and
whose records are clean and above re
Hughes Makes Nenpolitical Speech.
New York, Oct. 8.—“Let us come int«
contact with life freely, and let it be
the contact of manhood.” Thus did
Charles E. Hughes sum up his plea to
mord than 3.000 young men to widen
and extend the scope of their ideas,
to look at success as something [pore
than the massing of a great fortune
and to avoid cynicism and retain s
strong faith in their fellow men, in a
nonpolitical address to a large audi
ence in Carnegie hall.
Kills His Hunting Companion.
Conway, Mass., Oct. 8. — After re
maining reticent for twelve hours ovei
the tragic death in Conway woods ol
a hunting companion, Charles Pair
seventeen years of age. guided the of
fleers to the body of Augustus Faille
seventeen years of age. which was
found with a charge of birdshot inithe
breast. Pair was arrested and will'be
arraigned on a, charge of murder. ■
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Mobile Quiet After Lynching*.
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 8.—Fears of retali»
tion by the negroes for the lynching!
of Thompson and Robinson, the ne
groes charged with criminal assault
have disappeared and the city is quiet
No further trouble is looked for. The
crime of Robinson led last week to as
attack on the city jail and the death bj
shooting of a well known citizen.
Drops Dead at Funeral,
Utica. ~N. Y., Oct. 8,-Webster W
Wickham, one of the best known Odd
Fellows in central New York, dropped
dead when about to officiate at thi
funeral of a brother member. Hi
spoke of the uncertainties of life,, and
the march to the home of the dead
brother was about to begin when hi
fell dead.
Moran Worn Out by Overwork.
Boston, Oct, 8. — John. B. Moran
triple candidate for governor, has
reached the limit of his physic*
strength and has been ordered by hit
physicians to leave Boston for a rest
in the country. He is worn out
through nervous excitement over offi
cial work. ,
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No Challenge For Cup Yet, ,
Chicago, Oct, 8.—At a banquet gives',
in his honor here Sir Thomas IJptoi
said, “Until the Herreshoffs and*Char
ley Barr have outlived their useful
ness, or at least for a.year or two, 1
will leave the America's eup in youi
Weather Forecast.
Fair; west winds. *
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Senator Tillman Says South Is
on Verge of Conflict Between
Whites and Blacks.
Foretells Immense Number of Out
breaks Beside Which Atlanta Affair
Will Be Insignificant — Negroes De
clared to Be Intent on Contesting
Caucasian Supremacy.
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Augusta, ©a., Oct. 8.—Spelling on
the race problem to an audience of
4,000 persons at the Augusta lyceum
Senator Tillman of South Carolina de
clared the south is on the verge of a
great race war.
“I ana not an alarmist,” he said.
"I have studied conditions in the south
for forty years, having an experience
extending back from old plantation
.the through recon
struction down to the presen J’time. f
have been an active participant in
three race riots.
“There are some people who say that
a race problem settles itself, but I
make the prediction that in less tfign
ton years, I fear less than five, there
will be an immense number of race
riots north and south beside which the
Atlanta riot will pale into insignifi
White Supremacy Insisted Upon.
“White men of the south are united
and determined as never before to
maintain white supremacy politically
and socially in every part of every
southern jBtate.
“Negroes were never more intent on
contesting in every way that they dare
this position of the whites, the Repub
lican national government aiding and
abetting this idea. Race hatred in every
form iB growing in intensity with both
races. Amalgamation is the hope and
ultimate purpose of the negroes.
"The burning issue is how to pre
vent and not to avenge crimes, and
lynching has failed. The superior race
should protect many millions of inno
cent negroes from false teachers and
bad leaders, who are rapidly driving
whites to a desperation that means a
race war that can only result in the
destruction of the weaker race.”
Results of Final Games Played In Na
tional and American Leagues.
At St. Louis—Chicago, 3: St. Louis, S
(eleven Innings). Overall, Moran; Mc
Glynn, Noonan.
At Cincinnati—Pittsburg, 5; Cincinnati,
2. Leever, Peitz; Essick, Schlei.
W. L. P.C. W. L. P.C.
Chicago... 11S 36 . 763 Brooklyn. 66 86 .431
New York 96 56 . 632 Cincinnati 64 87 .424
Pittsburg. 96 60 .608 St. Louis. 52 98 .347
PhUa’phla 71 82 . 464 Boston.... 49 102 .326
At Chicago—Detroit, 6; Chicago, 1. KIP
lian, Payne; Fiene, Sullivan.
At St. Louis—Cleveland. 7; St. Louis, &
Leibhardt, Clarke; Smith. Spencer.
w. L,. P.c. w. L. r.o>
Chicago... 93 58 . 616 St. Louis. 76 73 . 511
New York 90 61 .596 Detroit.... 76 78 . 475
Cleveland. 8» 64 .582 Wash'ton. 55 95 .367
Phila’phia 78 67 .538 Boston.... 49 105 .311
Fights Duel With Wife.
Rdek Rapids, la., Oct. 8.—While Bar
ton R. Smith, engineer at the High
school, was dressing to go to Minne
apolis his wife objected. She said he
planned to meet another woman. Dur
ing the quarrel she said. "Is there any
thing on earth that will keep you from
going?” "Just one thing,” replied the
husband, “a bullet.” The wife took a
revolver from a bureau drawer and
shot him in.the back. Smith seized an
other pistol and fired three shots, one
striking her in the arm. Both sank to
the floor, and the husband is though!
to be dying.
Chickens Cause of Diphtheria.
London, Oct. 8.—The cause of an epi
demic of diphtheria among the children
of the village of Bltham, has just been
ascertained, A medical officer whc
made an investigation found in the vil
lage a number of chickens with diptb
tberitic throats. The germs they emit
ted were eonveyed to the children by
. means of playground dust. One chila
had the disease communicated to hei
*hy a cat which had slept in a nest oa®»
used by the chickens.
Treaty Displeases Newfoundlanders.
St. John's. X. f\, Oct. 8.—It is re
'parted that the ministry intends to re
• sign as a protest against the tern
pporary .inangement of Great Britais
and the United States, by the pro
visions of which American herring fish
ermen secure privileges contrary ta
the laws of Newfoundland.
Fatal Row an the Bowery.
New York, Oct. 8.—William Wilson,
thirty-one years old, a waiter, wa»
, stabbed to death on the Bowery in an
i altercation with a man whose identity
was not learned. The man escaped.
The police arrested Wilson's wife and
another man and held them as wit
O’Connor Welcomed at Bosten.
Boston, Oct. 8.—T. P. O’Connor, on*
eP the leaders of the Irish parlia
mentary party in the British house of
commons, was tendered an enthusias
tic reception last night in the Boston
-theater under the auspices of the local.
branch of the United Irish league. t
Transport Sheridan Afloat Again.
San Francisco, Oct. A eabla roee-+
•age received In this city from Hoae
^ lulu states that the United States army
transport Sheridan has bean -Seated.. , j
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