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4 CURTISS WINS .
American Kaket New Speed Record
and Takes the Jamea Gordon
"y ' Bennett Trophy.
EE ALSO. GETS $5,000 CASH
Two Lap Are Made at Rate of 47.65
Milei an Hoar.
JSLERIOT FINISHES . SECOND
Bit Time ii Nearly Six Seconds
Slower Than Winner'i.
f iivMRS. ROOSEVELT SEES FLIGHT
Wife at Former President Attends
rrt C.ne.t of Ambassador and,
Mrs. White Other Record
Mad Darin Day.
RHEIMR. Aug. 28,-The International
cup of avTatloti, known also as the Jamea
Gordon Bennett trophy, was won today by
Glenn H. Curtis, the American aviator In
the faateat aerial Journey of twenty kilo
metre (12 42 miles) ever accomplished by
man. His time, IS minutes 50 seconds
was only W seconds faster than that made
by Blerlot over the same course. The
other two pilots who represented France,
Latlian and LeFebvre, finished respectively
in 17 minutes 82 seconds, and 20 minutes
47 seconds. Cockburn, an Englishman
ran Into a haystack as he was maneuver-
Ins; for the start and did not cross the
line. Several other machines, which were
expected to start were not ready with the
Tha race lay between Blerlot and Curtis,
wltb Latham as a possible contender. Le-
febvre on previous performances appar
ently had no chance. Fortune favored the
American. An accident two days ago to
Blerlot's powerful machine with whloh he
held the lap record, was a serious handi
cap, sine he had no opportunity to try
tha repaired machine.
fortius Starts Early.
Curtis stole a march on his rival by let
ting away early. Finding conditions favor
able at 10 o'clock In the morning he de
cided to take no chances In the flckla
weather and, after a trial trip, in which he
made the circuit of the course In 1:Ki, low
ering th world' record nine seconds, h
Started immediately on his attempt to win
the cup. He handled his machine, which
flew along at a speed never before ' wit
nessed, in masterly style, especially at th
turns, which he took on the down grade.
Tha first round, measuring (.21 miles, was
made In 7:KH, somewhat flower than the
trial time, but the second round was cov
ered two second faster, in 7:534, another
This remarkable showing on tha part of
tha American created consternation In. the
Blerlot eamp. The French favorite, whose
machine was equipped with a four-bladed
propeller, made a trial, but could .do no
better than T:MVt for the round. Thenr upon
th advice of Santo Dumont, ha substi
tuted a two-bladed propeller, but this
proved slower still and the French began
to doubt the ability of their champion.
Blerlot replaced tha original propeller and
tinkered with hi machine for several
hour. In the meantime Lefebvr. in a
Wright biplane, but without hope of win
ning, flew over the course, but his time
was five minutes slower than that of Cur
tlss. The excitement grew steadily a E o'clock,
Which th publlo understood was the time
limit for starting In this event approached.
Blerlot's and Latham's machines were run
out and everybody stood watching them. At
I o'clock the crowd conclutjd that th two
French champion had defaulted and a
murmur of protest arose,, but a minute
later It was officiality announced that the
wording of th rule had been misunder
stood and th the rule allowed a start to
be made any time before 6:30 o'clock.
Americas Fla Goes V'.
A few minutes later Blerlot and Latham
Jrosmd the line in quick succession.
Mlerlot went by th tribunes at a terrific
luce and for a moment the Americans
i-sred Curtlss would be beaten. 1 He ftn-
f hed the round in almost th Identical
me of Curttss' fast Up, coveting the ten
ilometera In T minute 63 seconds, but
lis speed seemed appreciably to decrease
li the last round and before he reached
i final turn the stop watches showel
i it h had lost. The French crowds
lie greatly disappointed at the failure of
I Ir countryman, but largely owing to the
Lmlartty of the Wrights in France and
general French recognition of th won-
Vul stimulus Americana hav given to
1 science of aviation, no foreign victory
it hav been so popular as that of an
Jnm and I
udges Immediately ran up the
lag on th signal pole on th
tand in front of the - tri
and th band played tha "Star
.angled Banner." There waa great ro
uting arr.cng th American spectators.
mbassador eltnry White, accompanied
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Miss Ethel
osevelt, Quentln and Archie had arrived
time to witness the flights by Blerlot
Id Latham from a special bo placed at
e disposal of the party.
Irs. Roosevelt Coagrat alatea Winner
i Vhen the American flag went up Curtlss,
j'io bad refused to acoept congratulations
I ill It was officially announce that
i riot's time was slower than his, waa
or ted. or rather dragged, from tha shed
f as that America had triumphed and that
h blue ribbon of the air would now be
defended by the United States. He con
eluded by congratulating Curtis la the
name of th government and th people of
the United Xiatea and then presented Mrs.
White and Mrs. Roosevelt, aa well as the
other members f the party, who added
1 the ambassador' box by several hun
I d enthusiastic Americana. Mr. White's
1st words were, "I came to aee you wtn,
1 d you have don It."
The ambasador then told how proud he
I their congratulations In warm term.
1 Quentln said. "It waa bully," i which
I. - Mrs. Roosevelt expressed regret that th
i-presldent waa not there to witness the
American victory. Thouanda watched the
oent from th lawn below th stand. Th
entire parry then visited Curtis in the
ahtd, where the hero of the hour got in
the seat and explained how the machine
(was controlled. Later the ambassador mad
the rounds of several other sheds to con
gratulate th aviators, while Mrs. Roose
velt and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bacon visited
(Continued on Second Pag.)
Wreck on Wabash
Two Fenont Killed and More Than
Score Hart in Head-on
OLENWOOD, Mo., Aug. 28. Two per
sons are dead and a score Injured, six
dangerously, as the result of a head-on
collision between a heavily-loaded Wa
bash passenger train and a freight train
one mile south of here today.
IfENRT LOTWVm, Queen Cltv, Mo.
R. T. THOMPSON, Moberly, Mo., freight
Among the Injured are:
N. W. Warnlck, Centervllle. Is., In
ternally, fractured skull; serious.
J. W. Ziegler, Moberly, Mo., mall clerk,
V. H. Kappler, Moberly, Mo., passenger
fireman, back and side Injured.
T. L. Carney Moberly, Mo., baggage
maBter, Internal Injuries; serious.
Orover Clark. Trenton, Mo., back and
William Riley and wife, priwnlng, Mo.,
brulned on back and side and hips.
Mrs. Ida E. Thompson, Wllmathvllle
Mo., bruised on body and serious Internal
An extra freight train running at a
high speed collided wtth the pansenger
train on a curve.
The passenger train was crowded wltb
persons going to the old soldiers' re
union at Glenwood, many women and
children being aboard.
The cause of the wreck is not fully de
termined. Kidnapers Must
Return to Kansas
Governor of Missouri Honors Requisi
tion for Return of Abductor of
JEFFERSON CITT, Mo., Aug. tt.-After
reviewing the testimony and affidavits sub
milted In the rehearing on the requisition
for the return of Mrs. Stella Barclay and
John W. Gentry to Kansas, Acting Gov
ernor Omellch late today honored the
requisition. Mrs. Barclay and Gentry must
return to Kansas to stand trial on the
oharge of kidnaping Marian Bleakley, the
Incubator baby, and answer the charge of
assault. Acting Governor Omellch issued
no statement other than his decision.
KANSAS CITT. Mo., Aug. 2S.-The requi
sition grantee; toaay by Acting G.vernor
Mellch for th return to Kansas of Mrs,
James Barclay and John Gentry, princi
pals in th incubator baby kidnaping case,
will not become effective until next Mon
day, the time set for the habeas corpus
hearing . before Judge Porterf leld of the
circuit court here.
Topeka authorities -hav notified th
local polio department that that officer
would be in Kansas City Monday to taks
Mrs. Barclay and Gentry to Topaka at
tha conclusion of the court hearing here.
When ah learned of the action of the
governor In granting the requisition, Mrs.
Barclay went to police headquarter. She
aid that she would, be ready to go to
Topeka Monday, Gentry . I being held by
MUTINY . IN GREEK ARMY
Part of Garrison at Athena Leave
Barracks Bc-eaaae of Dissatis
faction. ATHENS, Aug. 28.-A part of the local
garrison, under the leadership of Its offi
cers, mutinied this morning, left the bar
racks, marched out of the city and la now
encamped In the suburbs. The men are dis
satisfied with the present ministry and
condition in the army. A a result of this
step th cabinet of Premier Rhallls has re
signed and King George has asked M. Mar-
omlchaells to form a new ministry.
There ha been marked unrest among the
officers of the Greek army for some time
on account of alleged favoritism and slow
ness In th promotion of Junior.
OFFICERS OF LOYAL LEGION
Third Annual Convention of Saatb
Dakota Organisation Ends
YANKTON, 8. D.. Aug. 2S. -(Special Tele
gram.) The third annual convention of the
Stat Loyal Temperance legion closed here
Friday night after a two days' session!
The officers elected were: Miss Strayer
Morrow, Brookings, president; Samson
Thomas, Springfield, first vice president;
Helen Rowlan, Parker, second vice presi
dent; Pansy Gurney, recording secretary;
F. L. Richards, Whit Lake, corresponding
secretary; Mrs. F. A. Bidweil, Mitchell,
Buffalo Bill Admires
"I'll be plagued if I don't like that
picture mighty well," said Colonel W. F.
Cody, "Buffalo Bill," as he stood in the
court of The Bee building looking at
Irving R. Bacon's painting of "The Con
quest of the Prairie."
Then the famous scout, who Is himself
a part of the painting, looked at the work
of the artist tor several minutes in med
itation. "Yes, it's mighty fine," he said again.
"Yes, I love that picture. It is great, and
so true to life and the time it depicts."
Many men had gathered around Colonel
Cody and the painting by this time, and
the Colonel enlightened them a to the
painting and how It came to b painted.
, "The late Edward Roaewater first con
ceived this painting," he said, "and he
hired Mr. Bacon over flv year agj to do
tha work. Th Course of Empire," I be
lieve, waa to hav been th subject of the
painting, but In Th Conquest of th
Pralrtea' nothing la lost and the Idea is
much the same.
"Mr. Rosewater wanted a picture dlf
feient from everything else, a picture of
hi country In th early daya of transitlun
from savagery to civilisation. He want-id
th Indian and th Buffalo, showing th
aboriginal atate; th homesteader and the
railroad, showing th advent of a new
era. And w hav it all here wonderful.)'
"Her in th foreground we have the
Indiana, true In coloring and form, and th
buffalo being driven back toward the sol-
ting sun, while la th bao1 .ground can be
Rumor that Large Fart of Mexican
City Has Been Washed
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE RUMORED
One Report Flaces Number of Deaths
at One Thousand.
TRAIN SERVICE IS SUSPENDED
Wires to Laredo Are Down and News
of Disaster Meager.
Many Adobe Hats Along; It Bank
Are Dissolved by tke Flood
and Their Oeeasssts j
LAREDO, Tex., Aug. 2. Word reached
this city late this afternoon of one of the
most disastrous floods ever known In
Northern Mexico. It was caused by the
overflow of the Santa Catarlna river. Ac
cording to the rumors, many lives were
lost, some estimates being aa high as 1,000.
The financial damage la estimated at any
where from $1,000,000 to 12,000,000. For th
last forty-eight hours a veritable deluge
of rain has been falling, which, together
with the flow of water from the adjacent
mountain into the Santa Catarlna river,
o swelled that stream that It reached a
width of a mile and a half and completely
overflowed certain portion of the city of
Monterey, wrecking houses and causing
loss of life. It Is believed that the rumor
placing the lives lost at 1.000 Is a gross
exaggeration, due to the unsettled condi
tion prevailing. However, It Is certain
that the flood waa the most terrible in
the history of the oldest Inhabitants and
that the loss of life will be great.
Not a train has reached this city thus
far today and ' telegraphic communication
la crippled to such an extent that the
exact location of some of the train is at
tha present time unknown.
In the city of Monterey telephone com.
munlcatlon la Impossible, the electric light
plant Is half under water and out of com
mission, the entire street car service of
the city, which depends upon the electrlo
plant for Its power, is paralysed and the
water works haa been damaged to such an
extent that the water supply of th city
Information reaching here through re
liable source states that so severe was
th flood that th Inhabitants in the vl
clnlty of th flooded stream barely had
time to flee for their lives; that th onrush
of waters carried away their homes and
chattel and in many cases drowned th
occupant of the small huts used by the
native. It la said that conditions, are
chaotic and that th places ar crowded
wltb homeless natives. , .
Buildings Washed " A war.
.The building of Monterey, like those of
-many other old Mexlcan"cfrJee7 are. In em
cases, built of adobe. These buildings, when
struck by the floods, literally dissolved, anj
In many Instance their Inhabitants are re
ported to have been caught in the falling
material and rendered helpless and drowned
like rats In a trap.
Flood conditions extend aa far south a
KalUllo, although no great damage beyond
that to roadbeds Is reported south of Mon
Telegraphic communication to the north Is
partially Interrupted, but it was learned
tonight over a working wire that there ha
been no loss of life reported to th south
of Monterey. The report reaching Laredo
a to the life loss In Monterey are so varied
that It is Impossible to state with certainty
what the catastrophe will really amount to.
Inquiry waa made tonight at the offices
of the National railway to learn If any
light could be thrown upon the life loss
In Monterey, but that office waa In lgnor
ance of the situation. It having lost all
wires to the south late last night.
Monterey Is a city of approximately
70,000 Inhabitants and Is located 188
mile south of Laredo. ' It la set In
valley between huge mountains and 1
traversed by the Santa Catarlna river.
Among some of the plant that were
more or lea damaged are:
The electric light plant, the water
works, the yards of the National Rail
way of Mexico, also several warehouses
of private individuals In that vicinity.
the smelters and steel plant, which lat
ter are reported to be badly damaged by
According to advices from the federal
telegraph authorltiea, wires south are
paralyzed, only one wire working south
of Laredo, and communication with
Monterey was secured over this w(r via
Cludad Porflrio Dias and Chihuahua,
of the Prairies
aeen the steam horse of civilisation pushing
ever onward in the wake of the wagon
train, the real pioneer. Yea, that is the
Union Pacific bridge a c roes th Missouri
river, and there is Omaha in the distance.
'There you aee the seout on his pony,"
and a smile spread over the features of
the colonel as he confessed that he la the
scout shown in the painting. "I posed for
the artist several times," ha said. 'The
Indians, you see, are looking over the buf
faloea through the clouds of alkali dtut,
which eata the eye of the scout, th ad
vane guard of th civilisation which took
from th red man his hunting ground.
"Yea, it la a wonderful picture, and
"Buffalo Bill" then inquired about an
other painting by the same artist: "First
Scalp for Custer." When shown this pic
ture banging on the opposite wall of the
court, he at one declared that it could
not be compared with "The Conquest of
the Prairies." In tha "First Scalp for
Custer," Colonel Cody Is shown In the act
of shooting Chief Yellow Hand and his
"1 never liked this other picture so very
well," he said. 'The artist paiuted me too
firmly seated In my saddle, leaning back
and taking aim. This la not true In the
least, aa while riding at full gallop a man
can not take aim and shoot while sitting
back in his saddl. He must stand in his
stirrups, lean forward with all his nsrv
at t mslon. Th Conquest of the Prairie1
is by far the better picture, and la ope of
Ui boat painting I vr ans
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From th New York Mall.
LIMIT WATER RIGHT GRANTS
National Conservation Congress Goes
FOR TERM OF YEARS ONLY
Life of Grant . Shonld Be Limited
ssi Aaawal Tax Sfcoald Be Col
SEATTLE, Aug. S8. TheN National Con
servation congress today adopted a resolu
tion that the federal government should
limit grant of water right to A reason
ably definite time and should exaot an an
nual tax upon them.
The resolution was drawn by Dr. W. J.
MoOee the aoll-wr expert.
Those who voted for It In th committee
on resolution 'rere ex-Governor Pardee of
California, Dr. McQee, H. A. Barker, of
Rhode Island, Ralph Hosmer of Hawaii,
W. J. Fleming Jones of New Mexico, John
S. Hardtner of Louisiana. Those who op
posed It were United States District Judge
C. H. Handford of Colorado, Benjamin F.
Wilcox of New York and Prof. L. O. Car
penter of Colorado. Judge Handford Intro-
duced a substitute resolution setting forth
that It was the promise of land and water
right that drew the first settlers to the
west and that It waa the same attrac
tion that 1 now developing it.
Other resolution adopted endorse the
forestry and reclamation bureaus; recom
mended the creation of a national bureau
of mines; endorse th National Conservation
commission; urge a federal appropriation
for the work of the commission and favors
the statehood for Arliona and New Mexico.
The congress formed a permanent organi
sation and elected the following officers:
President Bernard N. Baker, of Balti
more, Md. '
Secretary L. F. Brown, of Seattle.
Executlv Committee J. P. White, Mis
souri; Liberty P. Bailey, of New York; J.
N. Teal, of Portland. Ore.; J. E. Hardtner,
Louisiana; W. J. Fleming, New York; A.
B. Farquhar, York, Pa.; Mr. J. Ellen
Foster, Washington, D. C; and Thomas
RICE'S FIRST CLOWN DEAD
Old Circa His Had Lived a
Reelnae for Maay
NEWTON. N. J., Aug. ffl. William Sha
for, the first clown that traveled with Dan
Rice's circus, died here today, aged S3
years. For years h had lived th life of a
Why do you pay
rent when you can
buy a home in
Omaha with only a
down and balance
same as rent?
Bead the Real Estate col
umn from day to day and you
will find a home offered for
sale within your means. The
Bee has found homes for hun
dreds of others and can find
a home for you.
Hav you raad th want ads,
Harriman 111: Stocks Nervous!
ir If i av .
" .'j .aEST-f-
Fails to File
Demo-FqpNonjpartisan Candidate for
Supreme Judge Ignores Primary--Law
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. . (Special Telegram )
Judge J. ' J. Sullivan, non-parllsan-demo-pop
candidate for supreme Judge, has failed
to file with the secret ary of state, as
required by law, a statement of his ex
pense in the primary campaign. The time
limit for filing the statement expired to
day, and at th close of business It had
not reached the office of the secretary.
The law provides a maximum penalty of
(1,000 fine for the failure and also that" the
cerllflcato of nomination cannot be IssueTl
to Mr. Sullivan until the expense account
ha been filed.
BODY OF YOUNG WOMAN IS
. FOUND FLOATING IN LAKE
Disappeared ' Suddenly from Pier,
Where She Had Bees Flsklagr
CHICAGO, Aug. 28 Th body of Miss
Emily Scharrlnghausen, 28 year old, was
found floating in th lake off Lincoln park
today by a fisherman. Last Tuesday th
young woman disappeared from the gov
ernment pier, where she had gone with her
fiance to fish. Fear that she had been
murdered for her valuables waa expressed,
but when the body waa recovered her
Jewelry and purse wer found Intact.
While her, fiance wa busy with his line,
the young woman strolled away and his
search for her was fruitless.
ALDRICH GOES TO EUROPE
Cbalraaaa of Monetary Comntlssloa
Will Complete Arrangements for
Information from Italy.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2 United States
Senator Nelson. W. Aldrlch of Rhode Isl
and,, chairman of the national monetary
commission, sailed for Europe on the
steamer Amerlka today In the interests oft
I the commission. HI principal object la to
complete arrangements heretofore made
for Information regarding the monetary
system in Italy.
Praise for Bravery of
VANCOUVER, B. C. Aug. 28. 8torles
told by survivor of tb Ohio disaster who
arrived here today on the steamer Rupert
City are full of praise of the officer and
crew. Three member of tha Ohio's crew
who perished Purser Frederick J. Stephen,
Wireless Operator Oeorgs E. Eccles and
Quartermaster Albert M. Anderson gave
their lives to save those of passengers.
The soldier who was drowned, said to be
Doc Hayes, bound for Fort Llecum from
Columbus, O.. was wedged in his stateroom
by the twisting of the ship. The steerage
passenger lost waa drowned while swim
mirg to a life boat.
M. J. Heney, the Copper River railroad
contractor, who arrived on th Rupert
"The Ohio struck with a shock that al
most threw us out of our berths. I eould
hear th shout of officer calling to arouse
everybody and keep order. It waa exactly
1:1 Thursday morning. Th captain showed
ramarkabl presenc of mind. A soon ua
th ship (truck be ordered full speed ahead
SAMSON HAS BIG SHOWS
Better Line of King's Highway
' Attractions Than Ever.
SOKE MARVELS FOR FESTIVAL
Oa Startllagr Exhibit Will Bo "Saved
by Wlre-leaa," CollUloa at Two
' Occam LI a era la Mldw
' 8amaon I making great headway In
booking good attraction for this fall's
show. From present indications it looks
a though h I to succeed better In get
ting a fine line of features than he ha
In past seasons.
For the King's Highway aeveral well
known acts and attraction have already
been engaged. Of the four are from
the famous Dreamland at New York's
wonderful amusement resort. Coney
Island. These are th Hippodrome cir
cus, with It brilliant trained dogs,
ponies and monkey; the Willard Tern,
pie of Music; Omar 8eml, the human but
terfly, and Princess Trlxle.
Ft cm other resort th beet show
have been booked. ' One of these, Mc-
Farland'a Hon show, with th trained
monkey and maglo kntf throwing
stunts, 1 from th beautiful Whit City
at Denver. Bres' Big, Little Animal
show, which I announced a the great
est of all animal show., and th en
trancing "Superba, with a bevy of beau
tiful girls, . will b other feature se
lected from this show.
Saved by Wireless.
A big scenlo production, which ha
been seen by hundreds of people In the
oast this summer, "Saved by Wire
less," la to be run as one of the main
events of th carnival. This 1 a raalis
tic show, illustrating th collision of
two ships in mid-ocean and th opera
tlon of a wireless telegraph station on
on of th ship, theC. Q. D..stngle, it
receipt by. another ship and th subse
quent rescue act.
Ther will . be theusual lln of free
show and th committee has engaged
the Howard, high wlr walker, and on
or two other acta. Th Howard do
som death-defying work on bicycle and
trapese 260 feet In the air.
In addition . to these amusements ther
will be a number of other attractions, in
cluding a Ferris wheel. Circling Wave,
(Continued on Second Page.)
and pointed toward th nearest shor.
which wa Carter's bay in northern British
"Every man of the crew, from eaptatn
down, and every passenger, including th
women, behaved with magnificent bravery.
"Eccles, the wireless operator, stuck
bravely to hi post until th last minute,
when the ship waa sinking beneath his
feet. I did not him jump, but Indica
tion are that h did, for w hav hi
body aboard. A long, deep gash show
on th man's forehead, which lead to
th belief that In jumping or In coming
to the surface, he struck something, ren
dering him unconscious." '
Captain I. P. Rumsey, a Chicago grain
"After reaching Carter bay we struck
again. Som people at one swam off to
th nearest shor, but on account of th
cliff could not make a landing. No blame
can be attached to any one. Luckily th
boats wer got off In tim to take all
the women and children. The women, es
pecially, showed much bravery."
Conference of Physicians Decides
that Magnate's Ailment Does
Not Require Knife Now.
JACOB SCIUFF VISITS ARDEf
Banker Spends Four Honrs in Home
on Mountain Top.
SAYS HARRIMAN IS BETTER
Apparently Much Encouraged by Talk
with Business Associate.
LITTLE NEWS FROM HOUSE
First Bleaaaae Saya He 1 Resting
Well and that There- Haa Been
' Wo Chaaare la HI
ARDEN, N. T.. Aug. .-Edward H. Har
riman, notwithstanding th flurry of yee
tarday, la not to undergo a surgical oper
ation at present Ills seclusion In hi
Tower Hill home Is as complet as ever.
but all the information which waa gleaned
today tends to support the Increasing con
fidence that his ailment Is not to be re
lieved by th surgeon's knife just now.
Aside from this decision, the most Import
ant Incident bearing on his Illness today
wa a visit from Jacob H. Schlff, the New
York banker, the first prominent figure In
the financial world to see Mr. Harriman
since his return from Europe. Mr. Schlff
came apparently with the Idea of ascertain
ing just how 111 Mr. Harriman Is. He did
not talk business and when he left he said;
"Mr. Harriman Is better."
No Operation Now.
Whether the decision not to operate on
Mr. Harriman wa reached because hi
physical condition would make an opera
tion unwise now, or whether no operation.
Is necessary, mut remain unanswered so
long as the, Harriman family maintain It
policy of rigid silence.
But on authority which could not be
confirmed from Arden from the offices
of the Harlman lln in New York, It
wa learned that after consultation
physicians reported today to the family
and to the interests in Wall street moat
deeply concerned in the Harriman securi
ties that it wa beat to let the patient
make a full trial of tha "after cure"
recommended at Bad Oasteln before a
more heroic alternative I considered.
Dr. George W. Crlle, the Cleveland sur
geon who waa reported to hav been
summoned for consultation, - waa , not
recognised today a an arlvlng or de
parting passenger at either Turner or
Arden, th two station on tha Erl rail
road nearest tha Harriman residence. It
Is probable, however, that he . slipped
through the line Cf correspondent un
recognised, took part in tha consultation
"ehlfr Tnllca of rial. s
Mr. Schlff denied hare today that Dr.
Crll was still at th house. Mr. Schlff
arrived thta morning and left after a
four bourn' stay at Arden house. Tha
Importance of hi visit ct'nnot b over
estimated. Mr. Scltlff, Jam Stlllmau
and Jams Speyer are the three con
servatively aggressive bankers who, a
the representative of th vast Stand
ard OH Interests, ' have financed Mr.
Harrlman'a ambitious undertaking and
pledged success to his ventures.
"I cam here today," said Mr. Schlff,
"on a personal visit, not on business"
which i but another way of aaylng that
h was anxious In his own behalf to
just how 111 a man his friend and buslnoaa
Mr. Sohlff departed outwardly satisfied
and spoke with a ring of sincerity In hi
voice.' "I sat on the porch with Mr. Har
riman," h said, "and to me he seemed
cheerful, and not at .all a dangerously
sick man. I did not talk business with
him. It ha been reiterated that what
Mr. Harriman need mora than anything
else la rest; and I certainly should be th
last person to contravene th doctor's or
der. "Mr. Harriman I Better."
"Th only physician at th house," h
continued, "that I know anything about
1 Dr. Lyle. He 1 still there, and so far
as I know he 1 th only one ther. I
know nothing about conaulatlon and I
refuse to discuss either medicine or busi
ness. To my opinion you are welcome
Mr. Harriman is better."
As he spoke the banker had th air of
a man who had com prepared to faco a
crisis and waa leaving happy to find that
ther waa no crisis. His visit waa ex
peeted by th Harriman household, for
early in th day order came from Tower
Hill to atop a through Erie train at Arden.
When th train halted an automobile waa
on hand and Mr. Schlff was whisked
away before he could be questioned, but
he expressed his view upon hi return
to th Arden station in th afternoon.
His words were carefully weighed and
evidently spoken with th knowledge that
financial interest all over tha country
would take them a authoritative.
The earliest Information direct from th
Harriman household Indoor today, cam
In reply to a querry over the telephone.
"Mr. Harriman is resting well. Thar
has been no operation and no change in
hla condition," was the gist of thta answer,
Th reply cajpe apparently from on of
Mr. Harriman' secretaries or a house
Employe Love Harriman.
Th rigorous vlgllano of all the attend
ants about the Harriman estate to preclude
accesa or communication with the Harri
man house was explained and In a measure
excused today by William McClellan, over
seer of the Arden farms. He baa been one
of Mr. Harriman' most trusted employe
for sixteen year. McClellan. said he voiced
th sentiment of the many other employe
of 'he estate In saying that their watchful- '
ness and solicitude In ' "enforcing th
doctor' order" wa prompted by a spirit
of tov and respect fur their chief, rather
than by any explicit orders.
"Every on love Mr. Harriman up here,"
said McClellan, "and there 1 not a man
on th place who would not almost give up
his life to protect him from harm or re
lieve him of any unnecessary annoyance.
That I not becaus be pays his men well,
but for the reason that he is so kind and
sympathetic and take a personal interest
la us all. While w don't bellev that be
ia dangerously ill at this time, w know
what the doctor hav prescribed for him,
and we are anxious to do our part to hav
him get It
"Mr. Harriman haa been mor than a
father W during my sixteen yaaraf
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