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WANT A STRONGER NAVY
veal significance of thf
FLAN TO OBTAIN BIG APPROPRIATIONS
FROM CONGRESS— ADMIRAL TAT
LORS TALK OF TROUBLE
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUJfE.]
•frgshington. Aug. 2.— The real significance of
.arkable activity exhibited just now by
lie naval administration, and the uncommon
pjblifity that is given to the plans for the
Bjanaeuvres a few weeks hence and for the un
precedented mobilization of force in the Carib
bean S^a next January, is causing no end of
speculation among officers ashore and afloat,
and the conclusion is being 1 pretty generally
reached that the purpose is to convince Congress
at its next session of the extreme urgency for
most liberal provision for the national defence,
and particularly lor a vast increase of naval
strength, commensurate with the enlarged re
sponsibilities growing out of the necessity for
protecatag outlying possessions, controlling the
Isthmian canal and commanding respect for the
The great object lessons It is proposed to im
press on the country have been devised by the
general board, which has quickly attained pre
ponderant influence since Secretary Moody en
tered the Cabinet, and promises to develop into
a full fledged general staff before the end of
the year. With Admiral Dewey at its head, and
most of the fighting officers of the service. in
cluding the personnel of the War College, sup
porting it, this organization is dominated by
Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of the bureau of
navigation, whose control of the navy is com
parable only with that exerted by General Cor
bin over the army. Admiral Taylor is recog
nized as easily the leading theorist of the ser
vice, the officer who built up the War College
to be a model for all nations, the highest type
of the "scholar" in strategics, and more respect
ed by progressive American officers than even
Mahan is abroad. His studies of to-day's inter
national problems and his deductions as to the
lines . along which the United States must be
ready to act in the near future have had
extraordinary -weight with both arms of the
United States service, and he has come to have
the distinction of being honored as a "prophet"
on international possibilities.
According to officers who are closest to him,
he is thoroughly alive to the steady set of a
current which is carrying the United States and
Germany along converging lines in many parts
<->f the globe, and bringing these two nations into
closer rivalry everywhere. So far as that goes
commercially, it is not a brand new discovery,
but to Admiral Taylor belongs the exclusive
credit of warning the leaders of the army and
navy that preparations must begin at once and
be vigorously prosecuted from this time forth
for a grave crisis in German- American relations
in the spring of 1907. It Is interesting to note
that the admiral's predictions of a conflict are
so adjusted as to permit his taking part in its
settlement. He Is due to retire at about the
same time that the threatened war win* Ger
many, according to his notions, is to break out.
ADMIRAL TAYLOR AS A PROPHET.
■ The frequent suggestions of trouble with Ger
many have not attracted much attention, com
ing from youthful and enthusiastic officers, with
their careers before them, who have talked about
. the likelihood of trouble for several years past,
but the conclusions of a "mature scholar," who
will reach the retiring age on March 4. 1907,
and who fixes the time of the crisis within a
fraction o? a year, have naturally produced some
effect, especially when he is satisfied that the
immediate locality of the storm centre will be
in the Caribbean Sea. The process by which
this prediction has been developed by a
"thoughtful scholar" is not wholly disclosed, but
it undoubtedly involves the completion of the
current construction programme of Germany
late in UXX>, which will make that country's
navy ■■aeai stronger then than ours at the rate
we are now building. In fact, the time will
be coincident with the most efficient sea power
Germany now contemplates — the time when the
Panama Canal will be occupying much atten
tion •n this country, when th» Cuban Republic
may have about reached the end of its tether.
srtasi Jamaica and other West Indian Islands
wal be prostrate in bankruptcy, when the Neth
erlands—and this is one of the admiral's p»*t pre
dictions, it is said— will have been absorbed by
Germany, leaving Curacao and the other Dutch
Islands of the Caribbean Sea as bones of con
tention to force a Eupreme test of the Monroe
Doctrine, not to speak of the ripeness of the
aaaassi for plucking a few South American re
j.ubiies for repudiated debts and damage claims.
Neither Admiral Taylor nor Admiral Dewey
and the other members of the general board
really expect a wsr with Germany, but they
foresee that all the conditions which lead to
wars are likely to toe brought about at some
time or other, and they are strong in their be
lief that law beEt. if not the only, way to avert
war II to be ro thoroughly prepared for it and
have your possible enemy so fully informed of
your strength as to deter a provocation. Of the
sincerity of German friendship for the United
States and of Germany's formal assurance of
respect for the Monroe Doctrine Admiral Taylor
loes not harbor a doubt, but neither he nor
tho»- who follow his lead in the great problems
of modern political development care to close
their eyes to what they regard as the irresisti
ble and incontrovertible trend of events, nor
feign Insensibility to what they believe to be
the unmistakable certainties of the future.
MANCEUVRES GAIN NEW INTEREST.
From this point of view the coming ma
noeuvres take on new and important interest.
Their main purpose is to accentuate before the
world the ability of the United States to defend
itself, first, in demonstrating by the summer
evolutions that ample protection has already
been afforded to the metropolis and no concern
need be felt by the nation over a naval attack
by any European power; and. second, through
the winter mobilization convincing Continental
countries that this government can assemble
• and maintain in the American Mediterranean
a force that a navy possessing no established
bases in that region would not lightly dare to
Not a bit of doubt as to the outcome of the
sea attack on New-York is felt by the promot
ers of the great war game. The navy expects
to be defeated. Its force of ships will be as
great a« it is conceivable that any European
power, save England, perhaps, could send across
the ocean to operate far from a source of sup
plies against our coast. By the resort to all the
high** naval strategy and with exhaustive
knowledge of European resources, the fleet
under Admiral Higelnson will closely simulate
the be«t offensive squadron any country except
England, and possibly France, could to-day send
•aKainet New- York without leaving the home
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seaa defenceless. It is a foregone conclusion
that such a squadron would not dare to attack
the southern entrance to New-York, and that it
would have a practically hopeless mission In
attempting to force its way past the 'orts near
New-London. The first part of the programme
of demonstration to the world is, therefore,
negative to the extent that It only shows that
in case of war the fighting battleships of the
navy will not have to be drawn away from their
real work to defend the harbors on the coast,
but will be free to seek the enemy on tho high
GREAT SHOW OF FORCE AT CULEBRA.
Infinitely more impressive is to be the great
gathering of the North and South Atlantic f.nd
European squadrons under the admiral and Ive
rear admirals at Culebra next January, when
more than a million dollars for extraordinary
expenses above the mere maintenance of the
service will be used. How the administration
regards that mobilization of three-fifths of the
entire available force is shown by the following
order issued the other day to those charged
with preparing the ships for service, including
the acw unbalance and machine shop ships, the
auxiliary vessels and land parties:
Concerning the concentration of our squadrons
in the West Indies next winter, the department
desires a hearty and vigorous co-operaiion on
the part of all bureaus and naval stations con
cerned in order that this mobilization of the
fleet may be successfully accomplished.
The President of the "United States is deeply
Interested in the success of this concentration,
and has intrusted the command of the lleet to
the admiral of the navy.
The Secretary feels that this movement Is a
test of our ability to meet war demands. <»nd he
wir sanction all reasonable expense within the
law and regulation, in order that the vessels
engaged upon this service may be prepared lor
it in good season.
The Secretary hopes that the result will lie a
ctsd't to all engaged in the preparation for this
LESSON'S OF THE MANCETTVRES.
It is too early to dwell on the details of the
January manoeuvres, but in addition to the les
son Europe is to learn from the display. Con
gress will see. at the moment when it is consid
ering the appropriation bills, that the navy is
giving a pood account of itself, is making the
best possible show of the money that has been
economically expended for great ships, and that
its further growth on the same lines is not only
warranted but indispensable. For it will be
6hown lncoiuestably that while to-day, for its
size, it is equal to the navy of any probable
enemy, its present rate of growth, restricted by
legislation, is far less than that of Germany,
for instance, and that while in the spring of 1903
it could probably assert American supremacy in
the West Indies, in the spring of 1907 it might
HIGGIXSOX AND MAKTHI'R MEET.
CONFERENCE AT NEW-LONDON ON JOINT
Washington, Aug. 2.— Admiral Hl&pinson. who is
In command of the Xorth Atlantic Squadron, has
put into New-London for a conference with Gen
eral Mac Arthur. who commands the Department of
tha East, relative to the coming Joint manoeuvres.
With Admiral Hippinson are the battleships Ala
bama and Massachusetts, and the cruiser Oiympla.
in addition to his flapship. thf Kearsarge. At this
conference the commanders of the attacking- and
defending forces will work out the- general scope
of the contest, and the rules which will govern fu
DIES ON SECOND ATTEMPT.
SUICIDE'S SISTER HELD HER SUS
PENDED BY SKIRT, BUT GAR
After one unsuccessful attempt to end her life.
Mrs. Anna "Weigel. a widow, accomplished her
purpose on the second trial, in spite of the
vigilance of her friends and the efforts of her
sister. .She threw herself from a window on the
second floor of No. 335 West Fourteenth-at. last
evening, and died from h»r injuries as she was
being taken into St. Vincent's Hospital.
Mrs. Weigel, according to the police, lived at
No. 327 East Sixteenth-st. At ;}ip house where
she ended her life it was said that she lived in
apartments on th» second floor, rear, with her
sister. Mrs . Leah Weller. Mrs. Welgel was
thirty-five years old. and was born in Germany.
Last night, about 7:30 o'clock, whiie her sister
was lying down, Mrs. Weigel climbed out on the
ledge of thf rear window and threw herself to
the- ground, twenty-five feet below.
In the first floor rear of the house, which is
known as the Homestead, lives Mrs. Unity
Hart. She was in her kitchen when Mrs. Welgel
leaped, and rushed to the window In time to
see the woman on '.he ground and apparently
crawling toward tho basement door of the
house. She began to scream, and her cries
brought Adolph Stahel, the superintendent of
the building, and an elevator boy, to her apart
ments. She told them that some one had fallen
from a window, and there was a rush to the
yard. There they found Mrs. Weigel, lying on
the concrete floor of the areaway. They car
ried her up to the first floor. The woman ap
peared to be dazed.
"It is ali right," ph»» said to Stahel. "I am
Ptahel wanted to Fend for a physician. "I
tell' you I am not hurt," the woman repeated,
.nnd thf-n. ng if to prove her assertion, walked
down the hall.
Mtf. Hart, who had assisted the woman, was
standing near the head of the stairs. Mrs.
Weigel walked up to her and thf-n half turned,
p«= though to go down the hall again. Instead
of doing fo. she brushed by Mrs. Hart, and ran
up the stairs. Mrs. Hart followed when she re
covered from her surprise. She overtook her
Just as the woman reached the door of her sis
ter's apartments. She seized Mrs. Weigel by
the shoulder, but the latter gave her a push,
which sent her almost back down the stairs.
Then the door of the Weller apartments was
slammed in her face.
Mrs. Weller had be«-n aroused by the noise in
the house, and was standing just inside the door
when her sister entered.
"What's the matter 0 " she asked.
For an answer h<"-r sister pushed her out
of the way, and made a dash for the rear win
dow — the same one from which she had leaped
before — and climbed to the ledge.
Close behind her was Mrs. Weller, who now
understood what the excitement was about.
She reached the window Just as her sister
jumped. Mrs. Weller clutched the skirt of her
sister, and for a second the latter was sus
pended Just below the sill.
It was only for a second, however, for the
skirt slipped through her hand, and the next
moment the unfortunate woman was on the
ground. A piece of her petticoat remained in her
The superintendent of the building, the ele
vator boy and Mrs. Hart rushed again to the
basement. This time they found the unfortu
nate woman lying in the same spot where she
had first fallen. She was groaning and semi
She was taken up to the first floor again, and
this time the superintendent, seeing that she
was seriously Injured, telephoned to St. Vin
cent's Hospital. It was found that the woman
had sustained a compound fracture of the skull.
She was placed in the ambulance, but, although
the vehicle hurried, the woman difd just as she
was being liftc-d from it.
Persons at the house said that Mrs. Weigel on
Friday had been discharged from Bellevue Hos
rital, where BiM had been treated for religious
The nleasantest pathway leading out of or into
N>w \o-k is- via The Hi!d*on River Day Line.
Music New -landlne-W. -128th St.-"--'*-
MISS HOYSRADT KILLED.
TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE INJURED IN COL
LISION OX ALBANY AND HUDSON
Hudson. N. V., Aug. 2.— Marjorie Hoysradt.
twenty years old, niece of the late General Jacob
W. Hoysradt. of this city, was killed and about
twenty-five others were injured this evening in
a rear end collision, at Rossman's, on the Al
bany and Hudson Electric Railway. This is a
one track third rail line.
Thousands of people took advantage of the
fine weather for a day's outing at Electric Park,
twenty miles north of Hudson. A church ex
cursion from Philmont was also at the park, the
members going by way of the many routes from
this city. One of the many attractions was an
open air theatrical performance in the afternoon
and evening, which draws hundreds, and causes
the cars to run with speed and limited headway.
After one car had passed Rossman's station at
6 o'clock, bound toward Hudson, the shoe which
obtains power from the third rail got out of
order, causing the car to stop. Whether or not
there was time to send back a warning is not
certain. At any rate, a moment later another
car filled with Philmont and Hudson people
came on at full speed, and crashed into the car
ahead. Each car will seat sixty people, and
many were standing. There was no time for any
one in either car to jump, and in a moment all
was confusion, the passengers being thrown in
Every effort was made by those who escaped
injury to aid the others in the wreck. Tele
phone messages were sent to Hudson for every
doctor in the city to go to the scene, and they
responded promptly, a special car taking them
out. Word was sent to the Hudson Hospital to
make room for the injured.
KINO RECEIVES VISITORS.
SEVERAL CORONATION HONORS CON
FERRED--MANY YACHTS AT COWES.
(By The A— oclitwd Presi I
Cowes. Aug. 2.— The beautiful weather that
prevailed on the Solent to-day brought out
scores of yachts to Cowes preliminary to the
Royal Yacht Squadron regatta, which takes
place next week.
King Edward was on deck on the Albert and
Victoria, where the yacht club officials visited
his majesty and showed to him the special
prizes of plate for th» regatta offered by Em
peror William and others. His majesty was
King Edward heM an Investiture on th» royal
yacht to-day, and conferred distinctions upon a
number of recipients of coronation honors.
His majesty now proposes to return to Lon
don next Wednesday.
King Edward conferred the deroration of K.
C M G. upon Michael Henrs Herbert, the «nf
is>h Ambassador to the United States, to whom
was subsequently granted an audience by his
majesty, and who kissed th* King's hand on his
appointment to tho Washington Embassy.
NO ATTEMPT TO KILL LOT BET.
RUMOR THAT SHOT WAS FIRED AT HIM AT
Paris, * Aug. 2. — "La Presse" this afternoon
published a T«porl that a shot had been flnvi a*
President Loubet at BambOUlUet yesterday Af
ternoon. Inquiry wm made regarding the state
ment, and it was learned that the report was
entirely without foundation.
FORCE OF FIRM IX BFATEX.
REBELS DRIVEN FROM CAPE HAYTIEN-AN
OTHER FIGHT IMMINKNT.
Cape Haytien. Aug. — - A body of the troops
of General Nord. the Minister of War of the
provieional government, commanded by General
Piquion, has driven th.- army of General Bal
nave, who supports M. Firmin for the Presi
dency, to a point five leagues from Cape Hay
tien. A number of th-- Midlers were killed or
Troops from the district of Fort Libert* are
marching against th>- force from the T>fj.Hrtii>tit
of Artibonit*. at St Michel These two bodies
are about equal in strength.
TGLEBJAS RESIGNS VICE PRESIDENCY.
JHONEZ ELECTED TO BUCCSSD HIM IN CO6TA
Pan Jos*. Costa Rica. Aug. 2.— Ricardo Jimlnes
has been elected Vice-President of Costa Rica,
ex-Preßident Rafael Iglesias. after having been
bitterly attacked by the press, having resigned
ET.KCTRH' LIGHT CASE AT HAVAXA
DECISION THAT A KEW LAW MI'RT BE MADE HE
FORE QUESTION CAN BE SETTLED
Havana. Aug. The Spanish-American Light
and Powfr Company has appealed to the Supreme
Court, asking that body to declare null the reso
lution of the Council of Secretaries to the effect
that the Secretary of Public Works Is the proper
on» to decide in the matter of a concession to
S»nor Castaneda for the construction of an elec
tric plant. The president of the Supreme Court
has decided that, though the constltution of Cuba
gives to th*> Supreme Court power to decide qnes
tlons Of constitutionality, it nls<n gpeaka of a law
regulating the organization and powers of courts
and the method of their exercising their functions.
This law has not yet been made, and therf-fore
the decision Is that It cannot ent<>r Into a mntter
such as the one brought before it until the law
shall have been made.
LEIBNITFB BKVLL MEASUREMENTS.
Berlin. Aug. 2. -Professor Waldeyer. at the last
sitting of the Prussian Academy of S^ioncrs. sub
mitted measurements of the skull of the philoso
pher Leibnitz, which was discovered recently in
repairing a church in Hanover. The cranial cavity
measures i.422i .422 cubic centimetres, indicating a brain
Wfitfhlng 1.257 grammes, which is unusually small.
The contour of the skull shows that Leibnitz was
of Slavic orig'n.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz was horn in Leipzig
In 1616. He died in 1716. He studied law. and in
167S was made a counsellor and member of the Su
preme Court. l>m h's fiimt- was made by his writ
ings on philosophical subjects.
,/. P. UOROAB SOT TO RETIRE.
London, Aug. 2.- A most emphatic contradiction
is given to the report that J. Pierpont Morgan in
tends to retire from active business life on his re
turn from Europe to the United States.
RUMOR OF MORE CUSTOM FRAUDB.
REPORTS THAT A FIRM HANDLING CHINA
WARE IS CONCERNED.
Rumors of the discovery of another series of ex
tensive frauds are current at the Custom House,
the offenders being said to be a large Importing
firm handling Dresden and other china wares; but
no substantiation of the reports could be obtained
yesterday at the Custom House. It is said that
Chief Appraiser Fischer, who sailed for Europe on
Thursday has gone abroad to investigate these
allegations of fraud. G. W. Whitehead, Appraiser
of the Port, refused to discuss the rumor.
J4T.50 TO CALIFORNIA
and return from St. Louis, August 2nd to 10th. via
Missouri Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande.
Through Pullman Service. Dining Car; Meals a la
can «- Office Xio Broadway. N. X.— Advt,
SHOOTS AT STRIKERS' MOB.
FOREMAN BEATEN AND HTS HOME AT
TACKED-ONE MAN DIES IN
As the result of a labor riot that began at 6
o'clock last night at One-"hundred-and-tenth-st.
and First-aye., and soon extended to One-hun
dred-and-twelfth-st., one man died in Harlem
Hospital, where he was taken, with a bullet in
his lung and another is locked up at the One
hundred-and-fourth-st. station on a charge of
felonious assault. Patrick Angeline. an iron
worker, of No. 49 East One-hundred-and
twelfth-st., is the man who was shot, and Marti
McLane, of No. 500 East One-hundred-and-six
teenth-st., is charged with shooting him. The
coroner was called to take an antemortem state
ment. Angeline was also under arrest on a
charge of assault.
McLane is foreman for Bartlett, Hayward &
Co., ironmasters, at One-hundred-and-eleventh
st., who are erecting an immense gas tank for
the Consolidated Gas Company at One-hundred
and-tenth-st. and First-aye. McLane is fore
man for them there, and also superintendent
Three weeks ago the union men employed by
the company struck, and ever since there has
been trouble between them and the non-union
men who have taken their places. Captain
Moynihan has had six men at the scene of the
trouble in the last three weeks. In the last
few days forty ironworkers, most of them
Italians, have been brought on from Baltimore
and put to work. On Friday night the trouble
began. wh<"-n several shots were fired and an
arrest was made.
At six o'clock last night McLane paid off the
I men and started for his home, in One-hundred
j and-s:xteenth-st. At One-hundred-and-tenth-st.
j and First-aye. he was met by a crowd of forty
or fifty of the strikers, who jeered at him and
! jostled him and threatened him with violence.
I Among them was Angeline. McLane gci away
i from them, and ran up First-aye. JThe crowd
! followed, growing more threatening and abusive.
i At One-hundred-and-twelfth-st. they caught Mc
i Lane and began to beat him. After a few mo
! ments he managed to escape from them and
again ran up the avenue. They soon overtook
him, however, and several of the men struck
him. This time McLane drew his revolver and
fired two shots, the first to frighten the attack
; ers away, the other into the mob. The second
I shot struck Angeline. He was seen to totter
and to fall, and for an instant the shock of
what had occurred stayed the attack of the
strikers. McLane took advantage of the oppor
tunity thus offered, and had got nearly half a
I block start before his pursuers again took up
; the chase.
McLane reached his home, in time to lock the
I outer door before the crowd reached it. The
building is a five story apartment house, and
: McLane lives oa the second floor. While he was
i locking the door or his apartment the mob, now
I threatening vengeance, broke in the door down
1 stairs and came rushing upstairs. They broke
• In the second-door and began a search for Mc-
Lane. Meanwhile some one had telephoned to
Police Headquarters that a riot was on, and
headquarters had told the police of the Onc
j hundred-and-fourth-st. station. Luckily, a pa
; trol wagon was standing at the door, and Cap
: taln-Moynlhon. with. Detectives Hughes. Stor-
I Jobann, Summerline and Lawlor. with fifteen
po!!r«mtn of the reserve?, crowded into the
I wagon, which wae driven at breakneck speed to
; Om-hundr«->l-and-sixteenth-st. and Pleasant
i aye Here so great a crowd had gathered that
: the police had difficulty in breaking through.
• Captain Moynihan drove the strikers out of Mc-
Lane's apartments and found McLane under his
'■ bed He Barrendered himself at once **nd gave
'■ up his revolver.
McLane was sent to the One-hundred-ana
; fourth-st. station in the patrol wagon under
i -uard of three policemen. The wagon was fol-
I lowed all the way by s threatening crowd.
An ambulance "had beati called from the Har
lem Hospital, an.i when Dr. D'.novan arrived at
the scent) ot the shooting, the police had great
: troubl clearing a way through the mob so he
' r.niid reach the. patient, who bad been carried
: Into a. drug store at the southeast corner of One
hundred-and-slxteenth-st. and Plea.«ant-av<\
'. He found Angeline unconscious, and took him
to the hospital to probe for the bullet in the
i hope of paving his life. It ivas more than an
■ hour after the wounded man had been taken
i away before Captain Moynihan succeeded in
i clearing the streets In the vicinity.
Tt is feared there will be more trouble to-mor
' row at the gas works, and a large force of po-
I llre will be on hand to prevent violence.
Birmingham. Ala.. .Vie:. 3— Walter Cotton, the
local issistant manager of the Atlantic and Pacific
Tea Company, «is stabbed and almost instantly
killed at his place of business in the heart of the
city this mornin? by a negro. nam« unknown, also
employed by the company. The negro claims Cotton
struck him. knocked him to the floor and fell on
th.- knife he hnd dr.:wn. The negro is In the
Sehenertady. N*. V. Ausr. 2.— Edward Bromley, a
t . o -- .t, lineman In the employ of the Hudson River Tele-
AIDED IT I.KAI'S FROM AN EXCAVATION phone Company, was electrocuted in a shocking
: manner this afternoon. He was working on a mim-
INTO U'HI'H IT HAD FAI.I.KN | her of Wtres in Broadway with bared hands and
i received a fore- equalling 2.850 volts, dying instant
1N BROADWAY. ilv jj,, was suspended in midair for several mm'
' tites while bystanders secured a rope and the body
Billy, a big jtrny horse, one of a team that pulls ! was lowered to the ground. He was twenty years
a heavy dray for A. .1. Barrett, a bonded truck- ! old and unmarried.
man. of No. SS Broadway, astonished a crowd by ! Detroit, Auk. The prosecution in the trial of
it, IntelH^ce and ath^tlo abiM, ye^terda, at | 'th.
I'irk Row and Broadway by leaping from an ex- ! 3. Unger. cashier ol the former Preston National
oavation in which It was narrowly confined. More | Bank, which Institution was forced to Itqutfate In
than one wltn«B remarked that the animal could | f™ B^^ m* to^ar^n^his'v^m"™
not have done better had it been a circus horse. . j taken at th<* police court examination was read.
Th*re Is an excavation at that point, where re- ! The drfenre has few witnesses, ana ir Is expected
pair, of the Metropolitan Street Railway tracks j g-tjUjj^co. win go t« the jury by the mI ,M,- <*
are being made. H. \V. Nette, the driver, was \ lti .__..
going north in Park Row, the narrow passageway ! J^^^^J^^KT^&h'.SS
making It necessary to drive on the tracks. Be- j independence last night. Arnold is dead and Davis
tween the track* and the excavation, as a safe- j will die. The men had a difficulty several weeks
guard, been placed thr^e heavy plnnks by the previously and. meeting In the road, agreed to
guard, hnd been placed thr-e heavj planks bj the p^ -^ w .^ irrne<l with a knif( , wllh a
workmen. When the front wbeeta of the heavy j-,] ar ) P S X inches long, and both were horribly cut
truck touched the planks they were displaced, the and slashed. I>:ivis managed to stab Arnold to the
wagon tottered and then lurched Ovei Into the ! heart, and then came to Brenham. where he gave
excavation about foui feel fleep. i himself up. He will probably die from his wounds.
Billy, who was the nearerj lo the excavation, j Marlril) ln *_. o_q,»veral members of a band
had its hind quarters drawn down with the gypsies are Imprisoned bi the county JaU here
wagon. For a m .* , ',"„ '. fore fee' chaSed with child stealing. The three-year-old
almost erect r>n its hind leet with us lore teei i (i;illich . (Sr f nenrv Herman, a class manufacturer
resting on the pavement The *™**?^™\£ \ was stolen yesterday from the home of her grand
be less frightened "inn jnany |>; '' *", '.V.,,^' parents where her parents had left her while they
the horse with «"fflculty placed first one hoof and ™e£ njo>lns :«n outin . Gypato. driving past the
the horse with placed flrsl ... hoot and kidnapped the child and drove south with
then the other at the bottom of^n* hole. hj . mM _ I her. In South Marion they stopped at a saloon.
A score of bands ha t«ned l to release the harness ; h«« In South Mario^ recognlxed by Mr. Wilson,
and measures to rescue BUly were undertaken. , friend o f her parents. Mr Wilson rescued the
The animal, as soon a. be realized that the ob- ohilT rom he? captors and took her to his own
asTf^Vve^r^^^ th« I-»« «- Spi*- were pursed and ar
wtth a mib'tity leap reached the pavement. \ r.-.-i,...
The horse stod perfectly stiil after regaining Dearer Aug. 2.— District Attorney Mullen of
the street, and was found lo be unhurt. Grand Junction was informed by telegraph to-day
Ih.lt Mrs. N, B. Irving, owner of a herd of AnKora
I goats, a portion ol which was recently destroyed
by a dozen men, who overpowered the herders, has
placed a guard of armed men at her camp, on Pino
Mesa, to resist another raid which, she has been
informed the cattlemen Intend to make to exterml
! nate the' goats. Mrs. Irving has appealed to the
humane society, on tht ground that the action of
her enemies Is" cruelty to animals, and it Is stated
that among her guards are several deputies of the
1 humane society It is said that Mrs. lrvins s
i Angora goat ranch is backed, by a Chicago mt-r
chant, who intends to establish a mohair factory
at Grand Junction.
Koh.ster, Aug. 2.-The conductor. Frank De La
Vergne. and the engineer. Daniel Connolly whose
criminal nejrtisence Is alleged to have resulted in
the disastrous wreck on the Lehigh valley Rail
road on Sunday, .luly 20. have been arrested on
warrants issued by Coroner Klelndienst. charging
them with manslaughter. Both men hav^ been re
leaMd on bail in the amount of J2.000 Conductor
De La Vergne lies at his home In a serious condi
tion. He has been suflermg from mental collapse
ever since the wreck, and the physician in at
tendance says he fears serious consequences for his
patient because of the action of the coroner and
the verdict in the case charging him with being
responsible for the wreck.
Chester Vt Aug. —A double guard Is now on
duty at the bedside of Clarence Adam?, the al
leged victim of a local miller's spring gun, whose
nu-,haji has resulted In charges of burglary against
the man. One guard is serving the local authori
tie- and the other Is on duty on behalf of the citi
zens of the town. who. first refusing to believe
that their respected fellow townsman, former
sefectman and State Representative could be guilty
of 'theTffenc^s charged now seem unable to doubt
th« evidence in the case. Although the man is al
reldv under a.rre"t a warrant Issued on complaint
of W L Ware & Sons, one of the leading firms n
this region charging burglary, was served on
Adams to-day An additional search warrant was
alsnwnrnnut and an examination of the Adams
'•'s more thorough than that previously made
is in progress.
Bin HORSE ASTOXrSIIES CROWD
LYNCErSG FEARED AT CRIPPLE CREEK.
NBBBO MURDERER CATGUT AXD IN JAIL,
Cripple Creek. Col.. Aug. 2.— A mob sur
rounded the county jail here this afternoon,
threatening to lynch John Randolph, a negro
miner, known as "Black Stratton." who to-day
stabbed and killed William Wilkinson, :i clerk
employed by the Barwise Commission Company.
The men quarrelled over the payment for some
nuts which the negro had taken from the
store. Following the stabbing Randolph escaped
to the hills, but was captured three miles south
west of Cripple Creek. After a two hours' chase
he was placed in jail. A mob gathered, and
Chief of Police Burton, mounting the jail steps,
begged the men to disperse. While the mob
quieted for a while, it is believed Randolph will
be lynched. Wilkinson came here from Arkan
sas City, Kan., three year? ago.
ROYAL BETROTHAL AX\OtXCED.
Vienna, Aug. 2.— The "Neves Wiener Tageblatt"
is authority for the statement that Archduchess
Elisabeth, youngest sister of Archduke Franz
Ferdinand, the heir presu. ijitive to the throne of
Austria-Hungary, will shortly be betrothed to
Prince Peter Alkantara. grandson of the late Dom
Pedro of Brazil.
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RUSSIA TO FIGHT TRUSTS.
RETALIATION THREATENED TF POWERS
St. Petersburg, Aug. 2.— lt is semi-ofncially
announced that the Russian Ministry of Finance
expects a reply in the negative from the powers
to the note regrarding international action
against trusts. When such replies are received
the Russian Government will once more affirm
that any increase in dutie3 on Russian sugar
will be regarded as an infringement of existing
treaties, and if such increase is enforced the
Russian Government will consider itself free to
disregard its treaty stipulations. The Ministry
of Finance does not propose to take measures
against the powers collectively, but special cir
cumstances in each case will be considered, with
a view to the adoption of the measure most ad
vantageous to Russia. It is known, however,
that Russia already intends to raise the duties
on wine and several classes of goods imported
by trusts, chiefly by way of the western frontier.
THE PACKING COMBINATION.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SCHEME EX
PECTED THIS MONTH.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THF TRIBUNE. 1
Chicago, Aug. 2. — The announcement of the
packing combination will probably be made the
present month. The leaders have decided that
the combination has gone so far that it Is use
less to dissemble further.
The gaun 'et has been thrown down by the
packers to the Kansas City Stock Yards Com
pany. The combination has plants there val
ued at ?3.<X>o,' )iX>. It has secured an option on
a big plot of land opposite Kansas City, on the
Kansas side of the river. The To!U-ston bluff
is to be worked again, and unless the owners
of the Kansas City yards will sell to the com
bination cheap, the packers will remove their
plants over the river. As a result of the belief
that they wiH carry out this threat, the stock
of the stock yards company has declined from
$140 to *lo<> a share.
The combination also has designs on the
Chicago Stock Yards, but it has its own estimate
of the value of the yards. Before it will pay
a i.igh price for control the big combination will
distribute its business at the six stock yards
that it now owns, and so divert business from
The t'nion Stock i'ards pays 9 per cert and
earns :.'<> i>t-r cent. The high price for teed,
yardage, switch charges, t-xc. all tempt the
packers for big money. They may demand a
bonus, as they once did, when $•'?.' M>,tn *' was
given up rather than to allow Armour and Mor
ris to go to ToOeston. Or they might renuire
the stock yards company to put up a large
amount of money for stock in the packing com
The combination — Aarfnour, Swift and Morris
-now controls the St. Paul. St. Joseph, East St.
T^mis. Sioux City and Fort Wectn sto.-k yards.
The only packers out of the combination are the
Cudahy Packing company. Scknranschild &
Sulzberger. and Lipton & Co.
KIPLING'S VIEWS OF WAMFAMB.
RIFLF SHOOTINO. HE SAYS. OIGHT TO BE
PART OF ALT. BRITONS" EDVCATIOK.
London. Aug. I.— Rudyard Kipling made a
characteristic speech at the opening of a rifle
range at Sydenham to-day. He said in the
course of hia remarks 1 :
Recent experience has taught us that we must
not allow a whole population to grow up in
ignorance of shooting. Rifle shooting should be
taught the same as are the A B C's. Such a
course would not produce barbarians. Every
thing must be subordinated to shooting quickly.
Mr. Kipling prophesied that rifle ranges would
8008 oxist through the length and breadth of
the land, and th;«t those now being opened mere
ly indi^ateil the beginning of a large movement,
the end of which no man could foresee, and the
force Of whlcn no man could limit. The speaker
concluded by expressing the hope that the "next
tinn- nations «aw fit to love England with the
love of the last thirty months. Englishmen
might not be found totally ignorant of those
accomplishments which, "if they do not secure
afffM'tion, s>'' vi'- respect.*'
NEWS OF TWO CAPITALS.
PERSONAL CHARACTER OF IVTERESf
IX THE CORONATION-.
MISGIVINGS ABOUT THE KINGS HEALTB--
TO LESSSN FATIGUE-THE RUSSIAN
ECONOMIC POLICY— THE NORTH ££ :
LEEDS ELECTION. "
(Copyright; 19112: By The Tribune Assoclatton.>
(Special to The New- York Tribune by French Cable.)
London, Aug. 2.— The personal element in th«
coronation now outweighs th»» reli<?ious signifi
cance of the Old World ritual and the statellness
and brilliancy of the luxuriously staged func
tions. "Will the King, who made a desperate
struggle over the first postponement and who
resolved upon another sacrifice of personal com
fort by ordering a second date prematurely
for the convenience of the Abbey clergy, the
court officials and the titled and smart sets, be
able to go through the ceremony when he is
barely convalescent and physically unfit for,
enduring the strain of the fatigue and excite
That Is a question uppermost in everybody's
mind, and it transforms the spirit of what was
originally a popular fete and imperial revel of
splendor of environment ' and ceremonial, so
that it will remain in the Abbey and the peer
es3es will be arrayed in their gorgeous robes
aid sparkling jewels, but the Interest in tba>
pageant has lapsed and the spectators them
sel- es have lost heart. For the coronation has
become an intensely human proceeding. The
King, by virtue of his sufferings and brav«*
struggle to avert a second national calam
ity, commands sympathy rather than homage.
There is intense anxiety lest the physicians)
may have miscalculated the King's recuper--,
ative powers and set for him a task too heavy, »
for an invalid. The national pride in th*»
unique function has ceased, popular enthusi
aaai for the street pageantry has lapsed. the (
ceremonial has become a somewhat palnfol'i
test of physical endurance with premonitlonaj
Of a possible reaction when the last trumpet:}
blare has sounded to the accompaniment o£J
drums. • J
The arrangements for the coronation day. wltai
the notable exceptions of the shortening of tte
service and the absence of foreign princes an<s
special embassies, are virtually unchanged*
The military force for lining the route and the)
escort from palace to Abbey will be about!
2G.r>oO officer?, men and musicians, and win
include about 2.70> Indian and colonial troopaJ
The three procession? originally planned will
be enrried out unless changes are ordered a«
th? last moment. The first will be eight stat«
carriages with th» princes and princesses con^
nected by ties of blood with the royal hoos«f
the second will be fhe Prince of Wales's car*
riage under escort; the third will be either ths
state coach or the new royal landau, with. ttcs
Kinjr and Que»n an«l court attendants en^
military escort. At least three physicians will
be among the attendants, and they will not b«J
fir from the throne during the Abbey Bervlc«J
This will not occupy more than an hour and m '
half, and the Kin? will be 'seated, "except at th«| ;-;
sh>rt Intervals required f*r the change of Tea**
mr-nts and kneelinsr for communion.
. Many devices have been suggested by th«
Abbey clersy and court offlciala for rJimintalv*
ing the King's fatigue, bat Sir Frederick
Treves is virtually the master of ceremonies, and?
decides details of this kind. T^iere is absolute
confidence among medical men in Sir Frederics:
Treves's judgment. Men connected with hint
in hospital work are emphatic in declaring on
his authority that the Kin? is able to go
through the ceremony, and that his health will
improve when he ceases to be preoccupied with
It and is free to think of other th;n?s. Tha
court officials sroff at the idea of a second,
postponement. The Abbey clergy, having had
one severe shock, are l«*ss confident, and the
most apprehensive commentators are fashion
able people in touch with the court. There has)
beea, without doubt, intense anxiety among
the members of th^ royal family, and the un*
guarded expressions used by them and r^peate*
in letters and conversation have cSflssad wide-*
spread distrust and alarm in Mayfair. ',
Durinar the week foreign affairs have had th^
usual aspect of midsummer quietude. The Ger^
man Emperor ha^ demonstrated afresh. by :^.,
significant speech, the interest taken by him ia| :..
sea power. The Russian Minister of Finance,
rather than the Czar, is now the avowed authos»
of the anti-trust policy which centres in thai
proposals for securing a home market to do-*
mestic producers by differential duties leviedf
so as to correspond to th«» differences betweeia
the prices of American goods in Urn Unlte<J
States and the same goods when exported fo»
foreign trade. The proposals are not considered!
practicable by the British officials, and th«
German Foreign Office distrusts the economid
schemes of M. de Wltte. That powerful mln«
ister is probably the only foreign statesman!
who Is feared in Germany M a natural enemy*
There Is a good deal of suspicion in Coir*
tinental capitals respecting the genuineness o^
the reform measures secured by England]
through the abolition of transit duties In thai
Interior of China. But this is an unconscious*
tribute to the increased prestige of the Britlsbi
Government in the Far East acquired tb.ro>:.
the treaty of alliance with Japan. Cardinal _ '_
Gotti's succession to the headship of the)
Propaganda is generally regarded by the ObsM
tinental press as an indication that the Vt:«
can policy has been stiffened since the AmerW
can conference over the Philippines and thai
the Pope is not disposed to make concessions iij
any quarter. »
Mr. Balfour has not been frightened h-f
the North Leeds election into a conciliator*
mood over the Education bill. He has made nd
concessions to the opposition, and persisted In
holding his ground with a firmness worthy oi
a great Prime Minister. His consistency 19
more remarkable, since he :s not piloting hl« own
measure through Parliament, but a waterlogged
compromise which Lord Salisbury's associate*
overloaded with unnecessary ballast. Mr. Ba»»
four's best advisers assert that the bill must
be carried, even with the obvious defect of a
lack of public control over the rhurch or sec*
tarian schools which are helped out an-i
ported by the local taxpayers, but that tha
Cabinet from which so unsettling a measnrt
has been inherited must be reconstructed froU
the bottom. This would be an effective way «
heeding the storm signal from Yorkshita. 4
practical interpretation to the remarkable elec.
tion is that UM country' which would not hay«
intrusted a demoralized opposition witr
responsibility of winding up the war In Soutl
Africa is not Indisposed to go Liberal If
can be a reasonable assurance that
Rule will be left in the background. i
Rosebery. whose devoted follower triumphed
it N rth Leeds, has emphasized this fact mori
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