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London. March IS, 1 a. m.— Last week in the
Houpe of Commons the military members had
alters .'»' l '' |Mir own way in discussing the ***
imates f" r the British army and in the case of
Genera' Colvile. This week, however, the coun
try'" firFt lino of defence will be the principal
topic an<l the naval experts will have a chance
to air their opinions. Arnold Forsier. as Secre
«ry of IhP Admiralty, will to-day make a state
ment explanatory of the navy estimates. His
t r#erY. might be a very important one consid
ering the munber of men and boys to be voted.
• total of US.C 2& as compared with 114.880
twelve months ago; and the sum of money re
nuired amounts to £30,57r».. r ino, showing a net
increase of upward of C2.000.00Q, and being
equal to It shillings a head from every man.
omr.- and child in the United Kingdom. Mr.
Forst^r Is expected to make special reference
to the question of Belleville boilers and Holland
submarines. Over one million horsepower of
Belleville boilers has been paid for or ordered
t>y the government, notwithstanding committee
experts did not consider the Belleville had any
such advantage mr other types of water tube
boilers a* to lead them to recommend it as the
best adapted for the requirements of the British
navy The case against the Admiralty author
ities is not that they adopted the boiler in its
infancy, bat that after its adoption, and when
other and better types were obtainable the Belle
\i\\t was still adhered to. So far, however,
there is no suggestion of a contract scandal.
With regard to the question of Holland sub
mar r i there cannot be any reasonable doubt.
If the Admiralty should be satisfied with the
promised experiments, the country will be com
m ; .i to an expenditure on the construction of
a large bomber of these boats, especially for
operation in the principal colonial harbors, many
of which are in need of mere adequate naval
Whatever may be the true story of the Yerkea
deal in Metropolitan and District Underground
railways. the opinion of the average Londoner
in regard to the matter is well summed up by a
cartoon by Harry Furniss in "People." The
cartoon represents a diminutive John Bull in
the background, worried by complaints about
the slow, dirty and unhealthy trains on the
underground lines. London is looking on as
tonished at Cnde Sam, who. smiling and ener
getic with bis coat off. is about to dig up Lon
don railway traffic, beginning at Hampstea<l.
Uncle Sam throws John Bull a check for
£2,000.000 end says:
Way ho. John! don't be alarmed; it's an honest
deal I cues? your railway directors remind me
of the foolish virgins who didn't trim their lamps
and got left. Somebody's got to bring your un
derground system up to date, and electric tran
sits are just 'a Lobby of mine. So here goes!
The cartoon is Intended to make Jcnn Bull
There was very little shamrock worn in the
straets yesterday. A year ago, to show their
appreciation of th«» gallant conduct of the Irish
Brigade in South Africa, Londoners celebrated
Ft. Patrick's Day with remarkable fervor and
enthusiasm, but the memory of the cockney is
The Ar:r!i-Rusf=ian dispute «t Tien-Tfin i?
th*- BBbJecl "f flhe principal leading articles in
roost of this tii ¦ aewnpapora. Altnough
nose: sre anticipated, the situa
tion, it is argued. <-ails for the etaM attention
of th- aatioa ani the utmost ¦rajsnaM on the
par: • pteraateat. Th» matter is said
to !,. . hsk anxiety at the Foreign Of
fice. Lord LanndowsM was in fmajseat eonv
muni;::: :i with Lord Salisb\ir>- on Saturday.
and both Minivters r-'maitied in town yesterday.
"The Chronicle" publishes a communication
from Lieutenant Morrison, of Ottawa, com
menting upon the garbling of his now famous
South African letter. Lieutenant Morrison
points out that Canadians present at the inci
dent* which he narrated entirely concurred in
the destruction of the houses in the Steilpoort
Valley, as the people had been warned and had
neglected the warning. I. N. F.
.SHAMROCKS OX THE QUEEN'S TOMB.
Windsor. March 17- With King Edward's
special permission a deputation of the Royal
Munster Fusiliers, including General Laurie and
Colonfl Johnston, visited the mausoleum at
FroßTnore this afternoon and laid a beautiful
Celtic cross of shamrocks and lilies upon the
tomb of Queen Victoria in memory of St. Pat
rick and of Queen Victoria's command a year
ago to the Iri.^h soldiers to wear shamrocks.
The new Irish Guards Regiment, stationed at
Chelsea, was agreeably surprised yesterday on
returning from church to find that an orderly
nad arrived at the barracks from Marlborough
House with boxes of shamrock from Queen Alex
andra and a note in her own handwriting, re
questing the colonel of the regiment to dis
tribute the emblems to the men on parade.
BOTH F/TAMROCKX COMIXG OYFR.
«m THOMAS LIPTON REFUSES TO MAKE
ALTERATIONS IN THE FORMER
Glasgow. March IT.— Mr. Fife, the yacht de
signer, ha* \#rn negotiating with Sir Thomas
Llpton with a view to making alterations in
Shamrock I that he believes would greatly in
crease her speed. Sir Thomas Lipton, how
tver, after consulting with hi* advisers, has de
filed that the former challenger shall be re
«or. 1 as nearly M possible to the trim In which
he called the cup races, so as to attain as reli
•We a comparison an possible of the speed of
**»* Columbia and Shamrock 11. The trials be
tween the two Shamrocks will therefore be of
Bcott & Cox, of Greenook. are making good
P"Kress In refitting Shamrock I. and her racing
spnrr will he stepped during the next few days.
It has Just befn decided that both Shamrocks
art to go to America, and an effort •111 be made
to give them a full month's tuning up before
th« races for the cup.
London. March IK.- Mr. Herriihoflr. Jr.. de
*•**"• the new defender in an interview pub-
Hshrt by The Daily Mail" this morning, says:
tnrv Op JL^mrock II will win. as a British vie
¦WF «ould do more to develop yachting on both
l,tu\ "IT Atl * nlJc *"' ! «« promote goodwill
•tula lh * <*<, nations than anything else
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NEW- YORK. MONDAY, MARCH IS. 1901.-TWELVE PAOEBLr-tr*aBSSUSSk«.
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BIRLINOTUN SVSTKM To RK LEASED TO
THK QBEAT NORTHERN AND
rhlcapo. March 17 (Special) —The Chicasro.
nurlingten and Quincy Railroad has passed
praetirally into the hands of James J. Hill. This
information comes from an authoritative source.
Arrangements are about completed whereby the
Burlington system is to be leased to the Oreat
Northern and Northern Pacific Railroad com
panies, the latter guaranteeing 7 per cent divi
dends on all the By ington stock. The Morgan
and Harriman interests obtained control of the
Burlinpton road several weeks ago, and it is
with them that Mr. Hill has been negotiating for
The rapid advance in Burlinpton stock dur
ing the last two weeks and the additional Jump
of six points Saturday made it certain that
something of an extraordinary nature was in the
wind. Few i» ople. however, had any idea that
Mr. Hill was tryinp to get control of the prop
erty, and special stress was laid upon the as
sertion that neither Mr. Hill nor any of his
brokers was buying Burlington stock
Mr. Hill has been in N.w-York for more than
a week in connection with this deal, but so se
cretly were the negotiations conducted that the
announcement of his acquiring control comes as
a surprise. When asked in New- York a few
days ago whether be was tryinp to secure con
trol of the Burlinpton he said most BBBphatically
that he did not own and was not buying a
share of the stock. This removed all suspicion,
and the conclusion was jumped at that th*>
Pennsylvania Company was buying Burlinpton
stock and CnMtag its phenomenal rise. But the
Pennsylvania people promptly denied the story.
According to the informant in the present in
stanc--. Mr. Hill told the truth when he said he
did not own a share of Burlington stock. The
stock has been purchased by the Morgan and
Harriman interests. These parties for some
time past have been buying Burlinptnn stock in
the open market, and the Boston interests which
heretofore controlled the road woke up one
morning to learn that control had been wrested
from them by the New-York men Stronp
efforts were then made, it Is said, by the Boston
interests to regain control, but In vain. Then
followed the retirement of P. \Y. Perkins from
the presidency of the company, which, it is n">w
admitted, was due to the loss of control by him
self and his Boston friends.
Shortly after Mr. Hill went to New-York and
entered into negotiations with the Morgan and
Harriman interests for a lease nf the Furling
tcn system to the Great Northern and Northern
Pacific Railroad companies, and his offer to
guarantee 7 per cent on the Burlington stock
is said to have he-=n accepted. This is the same
offer that was made to the Milwaukee ani St.
Paul Railroad Company a short time ago and
As far as can be learned there will be no con
solidation of the Burlington with the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific. They will b*
operated as separate corporations, but Mr. Hill
will be in absolute control of three companies.
In Burlington. lowa, to-night, C TV. Perkins,
the former president of the Burlington system,
discredited rumora of the deal.
TO COXFER WITH <;<>YERX"R.
MIT PLATT FATP FIT HAS \KRAN*;ED
FOR A OOHfSJULNCJI WITH MR.
ODELL-TO DISCFSS STATE
Senator Platt Is apparently more than »v»r
determined to secure the passage of a State
police Hll before the legislature adjourns. With
this end in view he has arranged for a confer
ence, he sayßj with «"lovernor Ode]] for the rarly
part of this week.
"I expect to see the Governor some day this
•week," paid Senator Platt last night, "but I
can't tell exactly what day hell b*» here"
' Is there any change In your r.lan for a Stat*
police bill?" Mr. Platt was asked.
"A State police bill will be Introduced at the
present session of the legislature, and it will be
passed and sipned by Governor Odell," answered
Senator Platt with more than ordinary em
"It is rumored that the appointment by Mayor
Van Wyck of Pnpe and Dady, who have been
officially indorsed for election commissioner?,
will make a difference about passing a State po
lice bill." it was suggested.
"No matter whom Van Wyck appoints, there
will be a State police bill Just the same," said
The latest information concerning Senator
Platt's plans is to the effect that ex-Justice
William N. Cohen. A. H. Boardntan and Frank
H. Platt have drafted a bill, and that the pro
posed measure has been scrutinized l.y ,-it least
one member af the Appellate Division, who has
pronounced it constitutional. It was paid yes
terday that Justice W. W. Goodrich of the Ap
pellate Division called on Senator I'latt on Sat
urday. The bill. It Is understood, provides that
the commissioner is to be appointed by the
Governor and confirmed by the Senate, and that
the commissioner will have the appointment of
a staff of deputy commissioners. The plan, its
advocates say, will revolutionize the police situ
ation in this city and Its vicinity.
The Tammay district leaders are not borrow
ing trouble about police bills. They seem to
think that, by hook or crook, they will be able
to n-tnin their grip on the force. The poolrooms
are running again almost as openly as they
were before the various vice suppressors be
gan their activities. Not until a new State police
1.i'.1l has been passed, sent to the Mayor, re
passed o*ar his veto and signed by the Governor
will the Tammany leaders believe that any rad
ical chances in the management of the police
Frank H. Platt. who was at the Fifth Ave
nue Hotel last nipht. referring to the proposed
new bill, said that the validity of the act cre
ating the old metropolitan police district, which
v -¦ I from l w 'i7 to l v^l, bad been steadily
sustained by the court*.
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HIGH-HANDED ACTION BY THE VENEZ
UELAN GOVERNMKNT REPORTED.
Port of Spain. Trinidad. March 17.— News has
reached here that the United States consular
agent at Barcelona, Venezuela. Ignacio H. Baiz.
has hren arrested by Venezuelan officials and
imprisoned without adequate cause. This Is the
second tim«» he has been treated in this fashion
within the last five months, and he will rrslpn
unless protected by the Washington govern
ment. It appears that several sums of money
have been forced from him by the Venezuelan
officials under threat of imprisonment.
The protests of Mr. Baiz to Washington seem
to have met with no response thus far. Three
month* ago Mr. Loomis, the I'nlted States Min
ister at Caracas, made a demand upon the
Venezuelan Government for an apology for the
first outrage, but hln communication was Quite
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FOR A STATUE OP CARNEGIE
COUNCILMAN FRANCISCO'S RESOLUTION
TO BE INTRODUCED TO-MORROW.
THINKS NEW-YORK SHOULD BIUBTT A
MnNTMK.NT WHII.K THE PHILAN
THROPIST IS LIVING.
The first move for the erection of a statue of
Andrew Carnegie, in partial recognition of his
generosity In offering to give the city !?."»,200.000
for libraries, will be made in the City Council
on Tuesday, when Councilman Francisco, of
Brooklyn, will introduce the following resolu
Whereas. Andrew Carnegie, has offered New-York
City &200.000 for public library purposes; ami
Whereas. This last demonstration of Mr. Car
negie's wide and bountiful generosity, following aa
it doe« other similar munificent gifts to various
cities of the United States, stamps him as one of
the greatest and most useful of our citizens; there
fore be it
Resolved That the Council of the City of New-
York, having a lively appreciation of the services
of Mr. Carnegie, hereby directs the Mayor of this
city to appoint a committee of nine, of whom lie
shall be one. to take the necessary steps for the.
construction and erection of a statue of Andrew
Carnegie in order that In may know while yet liv
ing that Ihe people of New- York bold him in ven
eration and esteem; also
Resolved, That the committee be requested to re
port the result of their deliberations not later an
six months from the date of the adoption of this
When Councilman Francisco was seen at his
house in Brooklyn yesterday he said:
This city should erect a statue to Mr. Carnegie.
This token of the esteem of nur citizens generally
should be built while Mr. Carnegie la still with us.
Too often our great men ii:" without due recogni
tion on the part Of the public of their services.
Mr Carnegie's gift to New- York, for I assume it
will be accepted, la of .i nature to arouse the great
est admiration for the man, James S. T. Btrananan
was the so-called first citizen of Brooklyn. His
work in connection with planning Prospect Par*
and assisting in building the Brooklyn Bridge won
for him the tirst place in the affections of the
people of Brooklyn. They showed appreciation of
Mr Stranahan'a worth by ere. tint a statue of htm
long before he died. Mr. Carnegie la doing en
more than Mr. Btranahan was able to do. It oc
curred to me that instant recognition should
made of his great serUees to the city and nation
That i- why l intend to Introduce my resolution on
Tuesday, it may not be in as perfect shape as M
shou •! be. but it conveys an Idea that I believe will
meet with hearty indorsement by every enlightened
citizen of the city.
WILL GIVE LIBRARY SITES.
PROMINENT MEN READY TO HEM* 111.
FIL MR. CARNEGIE'S TERMS.
Stirred by the magnificent generosity of An
drew Carnegie, who has offered this city •>•••-
200,000 with which to erect free library build
ings, if the sites for them be provided, public
spirited New-Yorkers have begun to Indicate
their willingness to give building lots for that
purpose, and if the city officials should not ?fe
their way clear to accept Mr. Carnegie's offer
without the assistance of individuals 'i seems
pretty certain that enough citizens will come
forward. either with land or with cash, to make
the realization of the great steel merchant's
philanthropic plan secure
Among tho»e who have already offered to give
library sites or to join with ethers In doing so
nX-UATOR CHARLES A WILLIAM BCRRL
These names So not by any means Include
all who are ready to help in this good cause.
There are many others who have determined to
aid. if the city needs it. but who will not sneak
until It Is shown that such Is the cn?o.
Ex-Mayor Hewitt has advanced an idea In
connection with the new libraries which has
met hearty Indorsement from such students of
social conditions as William K. Dods. and Rich
ard Watson Glider. Mr. Hewltt'i Idea is that
gre.it good would be accomplish* ! If many of
thesf sixty-five new Carnegie library buildings
should oontaln separate rooms for panics and
Innocent recreation, as well as rooms for reading
and for housing the book*. Mr. Hewitt would
like to see most of the new buildings fitted up
as places where the readers couM enjoy some
thing of club life, where they could purchase
harmless drink, and smoke and talk and rest
QUESTIONS THAT ARISE.
Many other questions suggest themselves in
connection with Mr. Carnegie"« great gift; suck
as where are the book! to come from that will
1111 the shelves of the sixty-five libraries, and
where are the librarians to come from who must
take care of the books; but trustees of the New-
York Free Circulating Library who were asked
about these points yesterday said they might
v.ell wait for future consideration. The great
point Is to get th library buildings and suit
able sites for them to stand on. After those
costly factors are acquired, the books and the
librarians will bi found without doubt, they
The legal difficulties in the way of the city's
acceptance of Mr. Carnegie's offer would be
considered to day at a meeting between the
Mayor, the Controller, the Corporation Counsel
and trustees of the New-York Free Circulating
Library. Mr. Whalen is certain that a way
will be found to accept the gift. The Mayor is
also heartily In favor of doing so. Mr. Coter Is
so enthusiastic about it that he will give one
Senator Platt and Governor Odell are quoted
as promising to do all they can in the way of
procuring any legislation that may be needed,
and on the whole the prospect is exceedingly
bright that every man. woman and child In the
city of New-York will be benefited, directly or
indirectly, by Mr. Carnegie's $5,200,0001
THE CONTROLLER HOPEFUL.
Tribune reporters obtained yesterday inter
views with many citizens upon this subject.
Controller Coler paid:
"Every citizen who hopes for reform In our
city should take an interest in seeing that Mr.
Carnegie's grand offer is not lost to us by non
fulfilment of the conditions he has imposed. By
Joining in a great philanthropic scheme of this
kind and pushing it to fruition, a man can do
more for the moral uplifting of the masses in
this great city than he can hope to effect In any
"I hope the people of Brooklyn will take as
much interest in this matter as those of Man
hattan seem to be doing. 1 will give one site
myself, and I feel confident that many others
will do the same.
'•There are also plenty of our citizens who
may be unable to give a site, but who will
gladly Join with others in subscribing enough
cash to purchase a site. I anticipate no serious
trouble in clearing away any legal obstacles
that might prevent the city from accepting this
Ex-Mayor Al>ram S. Hewitt says he will fur
nish two sites If needed, and he is confident
that other real estate owners in Manhattan will
bo glad to do likewise. Mr. Hewitt advocates
1 iiniitiurd on seventh pnKr
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EXPLOSIOX AT SEA (A/SES
THE LINES BREAKS A SCREW SHAFT.
wiiii h is BOON USPAIHED OUT
wakii VOYAGE DELATED.
The big ocean liner New-York, of the Ameri
can Line, steamed slowly up the North River
last night to her pier like a limping giant. She
had just arrive 1 from Southampton after a voy
age filled with the greatest excitement. There
was an explosion on board of her last Thursday,
as a result of which two men lost their lives,
and on Friday She broke a screw shaft near the
Report! of the explosion reached the pier
ahead of the vessel, and those who were wait-
Ing for friends were filled with apprehension
and fear. The extent of the damage done by
the explosion and the part of the vessel in
which it had taken place were not known, but
it was rumored that many had been killed and
others terribly injured. When the saloon pas
sengers had disembarked, the people outside
the ropes strung along the pier by the customs
Inspectors crowded as near the incomers as
they could get and asked them anxious ques
tions. Happily, it was found that the reports
of the explosion had been somewhat exag-
.At 6:90 o'clock on Thursday, March 11, the
bonnet of the condenser of the- after refrigerat
ing apparatus gave way. The apparatus is on
the starboard side of the main deck. The bulk
head in which it is was immediately rilled with
the overpowering fumes of escaping ammonia.
Many of the steerage passengers and about a
dozen of the stewards were in that part of the
vessel, and so quickly did the fumes surround
them that several of them were made helpless.
The rest cried for help and struggled to get out
where they could obtain fresh air.
TAKEN TO SHIPS HOSPITAL.
As fast as was possible the victims were taken
to the ship's hospital, where they were treated.
Dr. Hutchlnson, the ship's physician, directed
the work and si nt those who could not be ac
commodated in the hospital to comfortable
berths afterward. In a few hours. Carl Engk
vlst. a steerage passenger, died as a result of
the fumes he had Inhaled. Engkvist had heart
disease, and that i.« given as the cause of hi.
death, but there Is no doubt thai his d<-ath was
directly brought on by the Inflammation caused
by the ammonia. Engkvist was bringing three
of his children to this country. They will be
taken to relatives In this city.
Thirty-six hours after the explosion John
Kent, steward, died from pneumonia. The am
monia fumes hail Irritated and weakened his
lungs and thus caused pneumonia, Both Engk
vist nrtd Kent were burled at sea.
Ten other stewards and several more pas
sengers required treatment They were suffer
ing from inflammation of the eyes and respira
tory tract. By til* time the New-York had
reached j.ort the condition of th» sufferers had
greatly Improved, and It was said last right
that In two or three days th» men would be en
tirely well. F. Colston, a steward, will have
to >,(. sent to a hospital on shore. He was the
only one whose condition remained dangerous.
Another victim, whose name could not be se-
Cured, will also have to he sent to a hospital.
lie is suffering from shock and general debility,
but bis condition Is not regarded as cause for
The explosion of the condenser naturally threw
all the ship's passengers into a state of high ex
citement. They were soon assured that they
were In no danger, and then they turned to
doing what they could to help those who had
At 11:43 o'clock on the morning of the fol
lowing day. Friday, March 15, the passengers
were again alarmed by the breaking of a screw
shaft near the propeller The sea was smooth
at the time, and that permitted an examination
of the break to be made almost Immediately. A
boat was lowered and the propeller was in
spected. While the ship lay to work on repair-
Ing the dam.-'ge was begun. The propeller was
fastened In with Iron hawsers, and after a
delay of two or three hours the vessel proceeded
on its course. The first and second assistant
engineers were on duty at the time.
The New-York reached Fire Island early yes
terday afternoon, and should have made her
pier by 7 o'clock. Her slowness In coming up
the harbor was the first thing to arouse the sus
picion that something unusual had happened on
board. The first report came from Quarantine,
but II was vague and Indefinite, and was re
sponsible for the uncertainty that kept those
waiting on the pier in such uneasiness.
The pier was reached shortly after 10 o'clock.
An unusually large force of Inspector! was on
hand and got through with their work as soon
as they could, they being almost as eager as
the passengers to gel to their homes.
TALK WITH MR. WRIGHT.
James A. Wright, agent of the American Line
arid a vice-president of the company, went on
board the New -York as soon as possible and
got an account of the incidents of the voyage.
From what he learned, Mr. Wright said last
night that he did not think the New-York would
have to go into drydock. He. said that it was
not probable that the- New-York would start
outward bound on Wednesday, as she had been
scheduled to do. The Kensington of the Red
Star Line sails for Antwerp on Wednesd.-vy, and
those who have engaged passage on the New-
York will be transferred to the Kensington If
Adelbert S. Hay. United States Consul at Pre
toria, was one of the passengers on the New-
York. He said that the first part of the voyage
had been rough, but that the latter part had
been comparatively pleasant. Mr. Hay said
that while the passengers* had been greatly ex
cited over the explosion, they were by no means
thrown into a panic.
Other passengers told various stories, all ad
mitting that the voyage- had been extraordi
AM'.I.BF.RT 8. HAT II FRF.
THR rONSn. AT rrtKTORIA RBVTSM TO pß>
CUM BOOTH AFItK'AX AFFAIRS.
Adelbert S. Hay. United States consul at Pre
toria, arrived In this city yesterday on tie steamer
New- York, of the American Line, from Southamp
ton. Mr. Hay left South Africa on January 31. anil
went to England, where he spent a short time,
visiting friends. Mr. Hay declined to discuss South
African affairs. He Will «o to Washington to see
his father. John Hay, Secretary of State. He does
not know how long M will remain in this country.
MIXERS PLEASED WITH ACTION TAKE*
Shamokln. Perm.. March 17. Many of the inlri"rs
of the ninth district say tin are pleased with the
action of the Hazleton convention instructing the
national board and district presidents of the United
Mine Workers to vote for a strike unless the
operators meet the miners' representatives In joint
conference by April 1. They say that If a ttsap Is
ordered they feel certain all will cease work in a
For CHILDREN*! COLDS the best nm '¦ ¦ si
L'AtjCITAIXES HOUGH TRIP.
WAYS CAJUUKD AWAY I.UKKOAT AND
RAIL- SEAS STRAIN KNGINE.
The steamer L'Aquitaine. of the French Line,
arrived yesterday after an exciting voyage. On
March 1J and H the ship encountered storms
which did a great deal of damage to her and
furnished the passengers with an experience
out of the common. On March 12 the gale was
from the northwest.
At about 4:"(.> o'clock In the afternoon a huge
curling wave came over the sea and struck
1/An.uitaine with great force. The port lifeboat,
the third from the stern, was carried away, to
gether with the outboard chucks. Another port
boat was bailly smashed. When the wave
struck the noise sounded like that of an ex
plosion, and threw the people in the smoking
room into confusion. There was not. however,
any panic on board. Besides taking away the
lifeboat, the wave carrted off twenty feet of
handrail on the main deck forward of amid
ships. This gap was filled up with a larger sea
ladder, spliced with rope ladders. Lieutenant
Santelli, who was on the bridge at the time the
wave broke, says that tb*> weather that day was
the worst he had ever experienced.
On the following day. March 1.1. the sea was
si heavy that the machinery of the ship was
racked. At •'.:;'» aCdock in th« evening th"
crown of the main piston of the port engine was
broken by the strain put upon it. Chief Kn
pineer LtnVfher, who was on duty at the time.
promptly had the steam shut off, and for eigh
th. B "r twenty hours the ship proceeded at re
fluced apced. The damage was repaired, and
the only reouti of it was to reduce the number
of revolutions of the screw from seventy-eight
Among the passengers on L'AquttafcW was
Mrs. Kdwin D. Miners, a drawing room reciter,
who has been studying in Paris.
The customs examinations went on as usual.
Eugene Rocand^. the agent of the French Line,
was allowed to go beyonil the lines, as was hia
right as agent, to meet his mother. Mrs. A. de
Boeande. who was one of the passengers. A
man and a •ami were also allowed ta pass the
lines to meet Mr. Tulgu, a Mexican, who is an
invalid. It is said that a number of hotel run
n-rs have been able to secure newspaper passes
|0 get by the lines. This will be brVestlgatCw.
In th^ future a slight change in some of the
details of the examinations will be mad-\ Bag
gage that has bs#B Inspected win not be marked
with chalk, but will have a paster pur ..n it.
doubtless for souvenir purr
SA\K TWEITE Uff.Fs AT SEA,
rREW of TWO MASTED SCHOONER BE
LIEVED TO HAVE BEEN RESCUED
Great Egg Harbor. N. J.. March 17.— A two [
masted schooner was sunk at sea twelve miles
southeast of this point soon after the noon hour
to-day after a collision with a steamship which
was bound southward. It Is believed th* entire
crew were saved and are safe on the steamship
which stood by th<* sinking schooner and then
resumed her southward journey.
The collision was not actually seen by the life
savers of the local station, but they had ob
served the steamship passing to the southland.
the two masted srhoonei beating up the coast.
About half an hour later the two were seen
Close together and the lookout reported that
something had happened. The schooner was In
evident Iron and the steamship was standing
by her. From the appearance of the schooner,
as mads out by the use of glasses. It was be.
lieved there had been a collision. The rigging
appeared to be awry and the schooner had a
decided pitch toward the head. When this was
evident the life savers started for the sinking
vessel, twelve miles away. When half way
there lh# steamer got wader way and proceeded
southward. The life savers kept on and when
they were still three mii from her the schooner
went down. They rowed out m the spot and
found she had settled on an almost even keel,
and her maj-ts stand our of water. She rests on
a sandy bottom in about twelve fathoms of
water. The life savers looked for any floating
wreckage that would indicate the rime of the
sunken schooner or give an Idea of her cargo,
but found rioae.
Th- schooce** lies in a positron which is a!
most directly in the path of coasting steam
ships. The life savers will go out again to-mor
row to search for any trace of her identity, and
also to buoy and light the wreck. Although no
particular attention was paid to the s eamsnip,
it is thought .-he is on.- of the regular liners.
MM GER COURSER FOR DENTISTS.
LEADING DENTAL SCHOOLS LIKELY TO
ADOPT FOUR YEAR TERM FOR DEORKK.
The leading dental schools in this country will,
it is likely, adopt next year courses of instruc
tion covering four instead of three years. For
sonic years some of the best known dental prac
titioners in this country have striven for the es
tablishment of such courses, and all signs in
dicate that their hopes are soon to ' realized.
This question has recently been discussed by
many dental faculties, with the result that there
has been an interchange of ideas on the sub
ject, which show that the plan is generally
looked upon with favor.
These facts were given to a Tribune reporter
yesterday by one of the best known dentists in
this city. His name is withheld at his own
"The movement to extend the course of in
struction in dental colleges leading to a degree.
so that it will he four years." he said, "may
meet with a severe cheek, In this matter New-
York will take the lead, as it has in all other
efforts relating to the placing of the dental
profession upon a higher plane. We want the
profession of dentistry to be on an equal footing
with the profession of medicine or surgery-.
There was a time when a blacksmith who did
not have a fair education could easily become a
dentist. Those days, however, have passed, and
th- profession of dentistry has in late years
taken treat strides forward.
"1 should say the probabilities are ?hat an
other year Will be added la the course of in
struction required for a degree in the dental
schools of this State in 1002. Then the length
of the courses for a degree in the New- York
State dental and medical schools will be the
same. Ido not care to say just at present what
dental schools outside of this State are con
templating extending their courses for a degree."
CRUSHED BEXEATH CAR WHEELS.
BELIEVED THAT INJURIES TO XEW-nOCIIELLE
BOT WILL. PROVE FATAL.
While playing ball this afternoon near th->
railroad tracks in New-Rochelle, Amlly Schall.
fifteen year 3 old, crawled under a moving freight
train to get a ball which hail been wildly thrown
by on? of the players. A moment later his com
panions heart! a shriek, and. on looking beneath
the car. were horrified to see young Schall ap
parently near death. Ilia right leg was cut off.
and the boy was dragged with the train as It
A brakeman succeeded in getting the train
stopped after the lad had been carried about a
hundred feet. He was removed from beneath
the car and taken to the hospital. His Injuries
are believed i.. be fatal. The boy is the son of
Alexander hall, an employe of the New-York
PRICE THREE CENTS.
GEN. HARRISON BI'RIED.
LAST HONORS EOR THE
PRESIDENT M KiM.KV AND OTHER OF
FICIALS ATTEND— FORMER CABINET
MEMBERS AS PALLBEARERS
fBT TELEGRAM! TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Indianapolis. March 17.— After the Imposing
tributes, civil and military, paid yesterday tf>
the dead ex-President by the State of his early
adoption and lifelong allegiance. General Har
rison's funeral to-day could not but seem severe,
almost fastidious in its simplicity and lack oC
ostentation. Yesterday the people of Indiana
did formal and public honor to the memory of
the leader whose counsels had guided them in
peace and war, anil in whose Ion? career a3
soldier, lawyer and statesman they saw unfail
ingly reflected their worthiest ideals of personal
character and personal achievement.
This afternoon it was left to family affection.
and private friendship to discharge the last
debt of ceremony due from the living to th>
dead. Except for the timely assistance of a
feiv policemen and seWers to keep order In
the streets approaching the church, neither
St.it.- nor city had any noticeable share in tho
funeral exercises. So far, indeed, as the pomp
arrl paceantry of public funerals go, General
Harrison's to-day was as democratic and unas
suming as that of any other private citizen
would be, who in an American town or city had
risen la more than average respect and] in
Shunning parade and display, and valuing th»
ceremonial of life .only for its inn.^- suggestive
ness, the ex-President's personal tastes fittingly
governed in all the arrangements made both at
the church and for the burial. But though in
vested with all the modesty and privacy which
a compliance with General Harrisons well
known wishes and scruples demanded. to-day'«
ceremony did not altogether lose its larger chaT
acter. If Indiana's tribute to her dead soldier
and statesman was paid in advance yesterday,
the nation's grief at Indiana's loss did not and)
couM not find appropriate expression until to
PRESIDENT PAYS OFFICIAL RESPECT.
Following a gracious and admirable precedent*
President McKinley travelled from Washington
to Indianapolis to pay a last mark of official
and personal respect to hi? distinguished pred
ecessor in efflce. His presence, with that of th*
Governors of Ohio. Illinois, an 1 Indiana, of a
majority <* the members of General Harrisons
Cabinet, and various other officials conspicuous
in State and national politics, could not tail.tty
giv* a broader coloring to th-» funeral scene,
which, austere and simple as it was. carried a
message of genuine interest to every corner of
the United States where Benjamin Harrison's
name is cherished as thai of a statesman and.
The funeral services "ver* held in th* First
Presbyterian Church, in Pennsylvania-st., of
which General Harrison had been for over forty
years a member. In this church he married his
first wife, and t-> its congregational Ufa and
.work be was linked by a thousand association.',
A long 1 , bare, rectangular auditorium had beets
simply decorated in black and white crape. a
hus* American flag falling over, and hiding 1
from sight rh« organ, set immediately behind
the pulpit. This latter was banked In palms,
and against its base. facing the congregation.
were- massed th» many beautiful and costly
floral pieces sent by friends to the Harrison
Admission to the church was by card only,
and an hour before the- services began all space,
except that reserved for the funeral party. \va»
more than crowded. At 2:30 o'clock the process
sion entered the church, headed by the Rev.
M L. Haines. General Harrison's pastor, and
one of his most intimate personal friends, and
the- Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Nlccolls, of St. Louis, a
Presbyterian clergyman with whom the ex»
President spent sevc-ra! sa.T.merji in me Old
Forge region in the Adlsvrcdacks.
CABINET MEMBERS ACT AS rAT.T.
It had been planned orlgin.illy to have as hon- ,
orary pallbearers the e;?ht members of General'
Harrison's Cabinet who survive him. Of thes»
eight, tin 1 -. John W. Fost*r. Secretary of State
tor the last nine months of the administration,
atui It* afield Proctor and Stephen B. Elkins,
tvhc served about tw.o years apleoe at the head
of the War Department, were either out of reach
or detained by unforeseen contingencies. Tha
other tlvc- were on hand to-day to follow their
former chief to his last resting place.
Charlea Foster, of Ohio. Secretary of thf*
Treasury after William Windom's death, walked
s'.de by side with Benjamin F. Tracy, of Xew-
York, for four years the head of the Navy De-
tiiit tit. John Wanamaker. unchanged by,
Ml or business burdens, was paired with!
General Jv.un. W. Noble, of Missouri, for four
years Scetvtuji of the Interior. W. 11. H. Mill
cf !:;liar..!, General Harrison's law partner and, '
A'-t^mty-Gensral, appeared with JuJson liar-,
i.H.:.. who tilted the sar.-.c place in Mr. Cleve
land's rci-owu Cabinet, after Mr. Olney's promo-.'
con to in EecneUurjraatp of State. The two
other pailotarcia riii.»!!> it — were Judge Will*
mm A. Woods, of the United States Circuit
Court, and General Lew Wallace, of Crawforda,
Eight younger men. selected for their friend.*
ship with General Harrison, were the actlv*.
pallbearers. In this group were Harry New,
Republican National Cocimitteeman from In
diana, son of John C. N- w. long the ex-PresN i
dent's trusted political manager; James Whit
comb Klley, the Hoosier poet; Newton Booth
Tarkington. well known as the author of "Mon
sieur Beaueaire" and "A Gentleman from Ir*»; "',
diana.",anrt Clifford Arrick. a ron-ln-taw of NY.
H. H. Miller.
General Ha: (son's widow, leaning on the arm
of Lieutenant-Commander John F. Parker. U.
S. N.. followed the coffin up the church aisle.
Behind her and occupying the same pew later,
were Private Secretary Tibbott and Mrs. T. -
boa. Mr. and Mrs. Kussell F. Harrison and
Mr. and Mr*. Robert McKee. the latter General
Harrison's daughter, followed and occupied th**
second pew. Other relatives present were John.
Scott Harrison and Carter B. Harrison, broth
ers of the ex-President; Mrs. Eaton and Mrs.
Morris, his sisters, and Mrs. New comer. hl»
SEES THREE PRESIDENTS BURIED.
President McKinley was seated in the front
pew on the right of the pulpit. He was accom
panied by his private secretary. Mr. Corielyou.
and by Governor Durbln of Indiana and Mrs.
Durbln. This is the third funeral of a President
which Major McKinley has attended in one ofrl- 1
clal capacity or another. He went with the rest of,
the Ohio delegation in Congress to see Gen
eral Garfleld burled In ISSI. "When X -
President Hayes died Major \! Kin -v as Gov-
GOLFERS WILL. FIND EXCELLENT LJNKS
at Old Point Comfort and virgin!* Beach. Old
Dominion Line steamers sail every week day
a F. il.-(Advt. I ?