V 1V 1 - LXII--V" 20.350.
POWERS MAY COMBINE.
POSSIBLE PL AX TO CHECK
A M ERICA i v TRA DE.
EDUCTION OF rONTINEXTAL ARMA
MENTS TART OF SCHEME FOR
Rome. Aug. — With regard to the statement,
under date of July 13. that one of the principal
question; of discussion between Kin? Victor
Eranja. nuel and the Czar of Russia, upon the
occasion of the former's visit to St. Peters
bur-, would be the reduction of armaments, it
was teamed that King Victor Emmanuel's visit
to Emperor "William at Berlin the latter part of
thi* month is intended to continue this same
■work in the direction of reaching an interna
tional understanding in the matter of reduced
armaments, the Kins of Italy having been en
couraged in his determination In this matter by
th« Czar, who is ready to reassume the leader
shir 1 of the movement he started with The
Hague Peace Conference.
According to information received from an
authnriraiive source, tho sovereigns referred to
areue that the time of European wars is almost
over, as their interests are so great in other con
tinents that it is not w->rth while to fight for a
Ftr:r aC land here and there in Europe. Cor.se
- v, the large armaments which are now in
tended for European conflicts might be reduced
or to'anrfwustd for the defence of colonial in
terests, the gain being devoted to the improve
ment of commerce and industry and for a col
lective fight against the common danger—Amer
RUSSIA'S NOTE EX PL A IX ED.
PURPOSE OF WAGING A CAMPAIGN
AGAINST AMERICAN TRADE OF
"Washington. Aug. 3 — Mr. Routkowski, the
finan«al agent of the Russian Government at
"Washington, has. by direction of the home au
thorities, made the following official statement
regarding the recent note of the Russian Min
ister of Finance relating to the Brussels sugar
In view of the erroneous interpretation by
many nrcans of the American press of the ob
fed and meanine of the recent note of the Rus
sian Minister of Finance ?fnt to various pov
ernments, whose representatives have signed the
Brussels Convention on suppression of bounties
on sugar. M. Routkowsfcr. financial agent of the
Bussian Government in the United States, has
been instructed to communicate to the Ameri
can press that in case of the negative answer of
The powers to the above mentioned note, and the
<=stnM;shment of a countervailing duty on Rus
sian =ugrar. the imperial Russian Government
shall consider the establishment of such a duty
;i^ Hn infraction of us commercial treaties with
powers sn doing, and therefore free from ob
ligations imposed by them, and at liberty not to
romply with their stipulations, whenever it will
be to the advantage of Russia.
Many of the American newspapers, M. Rout
kowsky explained, have interpreted the note re
f^rrca to as a move on the part of the Russian
Government to form a European coalition
against American trade. Such an understand
ing, he declares, is entirely incorrect, and does
The Russian Government an injustice. The note
■was f-ent by Russia to th<- governments taking
part in the* Brussels Sugar Conference and also
to the American Government, merely as an act
of courtesy, the United States not having be»n
a party to that confer ?nce. In retaliation for
the countervailing duty against Russian bounty
fed sugars imposed by the United States Russia
now hnpeees her maximum tariff rates. The
abject of the statement Iswofffl to-day. M. Rout
kow sky says, is to show that Russia is not en
gaged "in ar.y effort to wage a campaien against
American trade, but to make plain to the par
ties to the Brussels conference that the impo
■ of countervailing duties against Russian
sugar will be met as it was :n the case of the
United States. The question of the legality of
the countervailing duty or: Russian sugar is now
pending, in the United State! Supreme Court.
TO SUCCEED RABBI JOSEPH.
DR. LEVEXTHAL. OF PHILADELPHIA,
LIKELY TO BE CHOSEN.
The statement was made authoritatively yes
terday, coming from Kasrycl H. Sarasohn. of
No. 1&*» East Broadway, who Is in especially
close touch with the prominent orthodox He
brews of this city, that a successor to the late
Jacob Joseph as chief rabbj will be chosen in
the person of Rabbi Leventhal. of Philadelphia.
T" Maurice Fishberg. of No. 207 East Broad
way, quoted Mr. Sarasohn to this effect
Dr. Fishberg is chairman of the committee
of investigation of the East Side Vigilance
League. Asked yesterday as to the truth of the
published statement that Dr. Philip Klein, of
No. #-3 East Eighth-st.. the rabbi of the Hun
garian Synagogue, would be chosen to succeed
Chief Rabbi Joseph, he said:
The Hungarian element are -working hard to
get Dr. Klein the election, but I don't think
they are strong enough to do it. The Russians
outnumber them three to one. and I think a
Russian rabbi will be chosen. Should Dr. Klein,
however, be the selection of the forty rabbis of
this city when they meet a few weeks hence, it
is my opinion he would make an excellent chief
rabbi. Dr. Klein knows English well. He is
thoroughly Americanized. Many of the rabbis
who have come to this country comparatively
late in life lack a thorough knowledge of the
English language. Rabbi Joseph was one of
Dr. Fishberg expressed entire confidence in Mr.
Sarasohn's prediction that Rabbi Leventhal. of
Philadelphia, would be the choice. Mr Sara
eohn," he said, "was one of those who originally
induced Rabbi Joseph to come here, and was
his stanch friend He knows the situation."
Abraham H. SaTasohn. the sorr of Kasryel
H. Sarasohn. confirmed this statement of his
father's viewg on the succession. He referred.
however to the possibility that no chief rabbi
would be chosen, as told in The Tribune yester
day "You see." he continued. -Rabbi Joseph
was called to New-York by a definite organiza
tion That organization was dissolved, and
those of its members uho continued to g ive the
chief rabbi their support did so as a moral
'^bbT'Lev,nthal - extremely popular g
Philadelphia." said one of the editors of The
Jewish Daily News." "He speaks flu
££. is a fine orator and most genial. His peo
ple recently erected a 515.000 house for h m He
ts a good salary- Of course. I don t know
'Sfethef or not he will come if he Is asked."
oVhers prominently mentioned Wei-day for
the office of chief rabbi were Rabbi Lesser of
Chicago, and Rabbi Margolis. of Boston, both
Russians and Rabbi Morris Weinberger, of No.
TOO Avenue D. and Rabbi Klein, of New-York,
both Hungarians. Dr. Klein I^ fum
mer st his cottage at Sea Cliff. Long Island,
and comes to the city three or four times a week
•n perform his church duties
EXCURSION KATES TO WESTERN I'UI.MV
Low excursion rat« to St. Paul Minneapolis
Denver. Salt Lake City. Portland Tacoma Los
Angles and San Francisco. Address Chicago. Mil-
M&e * St. Paul Ry.. 381 B'wsy.-Advt
TWELFTH REGIMENT CAMP AT COLUMBIA PARK, SHEXAXDOAH. PENN.
IRISH ATTACK ROSEBERY.
DESERTION OF GLADSTONE'S TOLICY
LITTLE INTEREST IN' THE CORONATION
GREAT PRICES AT SALES OF
(Copyright; 1902: By The Tribune Association.)
(Special to The Tribune by French Cable.)
London. A up. 4. 1 a. in.— Lord Rosebery's
speech on Thursday night, though creating lit
tle surprise, naturally attracted considerable at
tention in Ireland, where it was regarded as
marking a definite departure of the ex-Premier
from Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy, which he pup
ported from 1886 to IS9G. The Nationalists de
clare that Lord Rosebery's attempt to make
Englishmen believe that the attitude of the
Irish party and the Irish people toward Mr.
Parnell's bargain with Mr. Gladstone has
changed, and that they now demand an inde
pendent instead of a subordinate Parliament at
Dublin, is dishonest. They say there has been
no change — absolutely none— and deny 'hat they
have ever given Englishmen reason to think
otherwise. They accuse Lord Rosebery of
flagrantly deserting the cause hand*^ down to
him by a great leader under sacred and
pathetic circumstances, and, anticipating that
any possible Liberal government must depend
partly or wholly on the Irish vote in the House
of Commons, announce their determination to
render his policy ineffectual.
On the other hand, they are prepared to sup
port Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman and Mr.
Morley in carrying on to Gladstonians that
tradition. Mr. Gladstone, they say, taught Eng
lish Liberalism to trust in Ireland, and Lord
Rosebery would put back the clock to create the
old suspicion on one Fide and defiance on the
other. Which policy, they ask. most promises
peacp and friendship between the two coun
Owlnp to the coronation, this week nil! be a
very idle one here. Bank holiday saw ■ irrea*.
exodus of people from the metropolis to coun
try and seaside resorts through Saturday and
yesterday. The railway stations, shipping office!"
and piers were thronged with people on pleasure
bent, and on all Rides a holiday air prevailed,
though the state of the weather aroused many
misgivings. The coronation itself excite little
Interest outside of official circles, in marked con
trast with the state of affairs In Jun^. So great
is the rush out of town that boarding house
keepers, hotels and other holiday resorts .-ire ex
periencing gTeat difficulty in meeting the de
mand on their resources.
If the commercial prosperity of a nation can
be Judged by what it pays for luxuries in the
way of objects of art, this country must be a
wealthy State. Taking only those collections
which are the properties of single owners, the rec
ords snow that a half dozen produced the mag
nificent total of £2T»0,000, excepting the famous
Magniac. Lyne and Stephens collections, which
together showed a total of £220.000. No such
remarkable result has occurred for at least a
decade. The details of these sales are as sur
prising as the aggregate sum. Forty-six indi
vidual articles changed hands, the prices rang
ing from £1.000 to £10.000. Three separate
items, all jewels, found new owners' figures be
tween £13,000 and £22,000. The vagaries of col
lectors are beyond the comprehension of ordi
nary minds, but surely it would be difficult to
indulge fancy much beyond the extravagance of
the man who recently paid 1,000 guineas for
two Chippendale mahogany chairs. I. N. F.
ANXIETY OVER ST. PAWS.
FEARS THAT PART OF ROOF OF LONDON'
CATHEDRAL MAY FALL.
(Copyright; ir»i2: By Th« Tribune Association.)
(Special to The New- York Tribune by French (."able, >
London. Aug. 4. 1 a. m. — Disaster to the Cam
panile at Venice has aroused fears concerning a
portion of St. Paul's Cathedral. It is declared
that one of the great porticoes is In immediate
danger, a gradual process of loosening having
gone on for some time unchecked, until it would
now appear that it is impossible for it to last
much longer. The stones of the roof of this
portico are so rated that any one in a posi
tion above them can see the people beneath :•
they enter and leave the cathedral. It is he
lieved that the roof may collapse at any no
ment, and the probability is that if it did it
would drag a portion of the structure with it.
The only remedy Is in repairs of a thorough and
extensive character, and it is possible some re
building may have to be done. I. N. F.
ANOTHER ACCIDENT AT VENICE.
WINDOW IN FT JOHN ANT ST. TAtO.'? CHURCH
SHATTERED— THK BUILDING ITSELF
Venice. Aug. 3.— A great window in the Basi
lica of the Dominican Church of Sts. John and
Paul fell in to-day, as the result of having been
shaken by a clap of thunder. The church itself,
which ranks next in importance to St. Mark's,
has been declared by experts to be in danger of
collapse. It contains fine monuments of the
most famous Doges who are buried there.
"GENTLEMAN BURGLAR" CONFESSES.
Chester. . Vt., Aug. 3.— A partial confession by
Clarence Adams, the "gentleman burglar" of this
town, to-day, covering incidents of the last six
years, has added to the excitement over this case.
Adams' had his legs peppered with buckshot one
night last week, and while he said that he hat'
teen held up on the road and shot, his statements
to-day show that he ran into the gun set for
burglars in the grain mil! of Charles Waterman.
\dams admits burglaries covering six years back,
but adds that he is being charged with too many
of them. The only explanation he gives for his
depredations :s= "amusement."
: • , fihi -of- View -The new Viaduct, Grant*
Tomb. Columbia I'niversity. Cathedra! Heights.
Riverside Drive, *»tc.. are best se« n from Hudson
River Day Line summers. New landing W. 129 t
NEW- YORK. MONDAY. AUGUST 4. 1902. -TWELVE PAGES.- *> x.fMRVJS.,^
TO KEEP MEN FROM MINES.
APPEAL ISSTFD TO STRIKERS— STRONG
PICKET LINE OUT— TWO MORE
[RT TBUBOBAPB to THF TMBCKB.I
Wilkosharre. Term.. Aug. 3.— President Mitchell
spent to-<lay in Scranton pettinp in touch with the
situation there, and conferring with the labor lead
ers of the district relative to plans for the
workers at the Oxford a:xl the Cayugs collieries,
now running, to rejoin the strikers. District Presi
dent Nichols and the various board members were
present, and some plans were fnrmc.l. but what
they were the officials would not sta'e. They con
tinue to make Mttle of the wnrkinc of the two
collieries and of the fact that some mines may
■ work to morrow, believing that there are
few men -it the collieries, and th<v none n 'in re
turn to work to-morrow. They believe the at
tempt will be made, it' at all, with ■ ("«>■» Imported
men. and that the ompanies ire making a bluff.
State Secretarj Mullahy of the firemen made the
following call upoi ill strikers to-day with refer
ence to the expected resumption at the Woodward
it has come to my notice thai the officials of the.
Delaware, Lacka wanna and Western company will
make an attempt to operate the Woodward colliery
this week. and. Judging from th« answers they arc
receiving from their former employes, they will be
unsuccessful. The undersigned has heard of a few
who have signified their intention of int.- to work,
and. if true, 1 would ask them to reconsider their
action en they make a mistake, for they have
demonstrated their ability is union men ever since
March 1. and it would be had for th- to so far
forget themselves as to listen to the entreaties of
thosie who are anxious to have the strike broken.
The same threats of losing their positions were
made at the beginning of the strike and were
spurned by the men. an they realized they wore
justified in their stand; therefore, at this stage of
the game, they should remain firmer than ever, as
it is the companies' last can], and when they play
it ami fail it will be our turn to land the trump
Besides th« Woodward, which i? a Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western mine on the west aide
of the river near here, the effort will be made to
start work at the Wnrnke w.-i.-h-ry. .it Ditryea.
where twice in the last week a mob prevented men
working. There a force of guards baa be* killed,
and the owners have asKed Sheriff Jacobs for some
extra men These will be sent only in the event of
trouble. Sheriff Jacobs riftvlng refused to allow hla
mtu to «Jo poilee doty tncrciy.
At' - •.■ Auctiinfilo»"> Colliery of the Delaware.
Lackawanna and Western, at Nantlcoke. newly
fitted wlih mechanical state pi<-k« r«. nd tho
breaker run with six men instead of 15^ boys, and
•with the mine electrically equipped, work Is to h«
resumed this week if the men ran be hart. A force
Is slowly being filled and is being guarded by trir^e
deputy sheriffs, who have for the lasl two nights
hid trouble in getting them away from the breaker
through the crowds which gather.
Pickets of the striken are to-night watching th*
collieries and are ready to report to their oflJeern
any attempt to resume work. The picket line will
be reinforced In the morning and if any men re
port for work th« strikers will endeavor to 'urn
Two ' alliances were form- d here to-day, a work-
Inannan's alliance, the object of whi<-h la to pro
mote the Interests of the laboring classes and fight
in the legislature laws which favor the trusts and
discriminate against the workers, and a public al
liance, with the object of compelling arbitration for
Thomas F. Hart and James W. Dunn, the leaders
of the movement, in explaining the object of the
organization, made the following statement:
The Citizens" Alliance. of Wilkesbarro. which was
organized somi time ago. has misrepresented the
public sentiment throughout the anthracite region.
It has been ■ positive Injury, not only to each side,
but also hinders the settlement of the strike. Al
though the Citizens' Alliance says it represents the
people, its members are in sympathy with the coal
trusts, and their actions indicate that their SO?«
purpose li to misrepresent the strikers and place
them lr a false light with the public.
They have spent thPir Mm*- in formulating, foolish
questions to President Mitchell and sending him
letters that are an ailed for. Instead "f taking any
action toward the settlement nt the strike. And.
furthermore, the public has become disgusted with
the everlasting cry of boycott, and the offering of
What the Public Alliance wants is a reason and a
settlement of the strike. We are not coupon clip
pers, nor do w live on coal royalties. We arc
going to circulate a petition, and have President
Mitchell and Majoi .T. Ridgway Wright. the leader
of the Citizens' Alliance, and all its members sign
it We are opposed to lawlessness by either oper
ator, mine worker or deputy.
Our petition will he presented to th" State Sen
ate, the Congrep- end perhaps to the President.
THREW STONES AT TROOPS.
IF DISTURBANCE IS REPEATED. TROOPS
WILL FIRE AT STRIKERS.
Rhenandoah. TVnn.. Aug. -The entire Rth Regi
merit was called to arms last night as a result of
three attacks made by a band of men In ambush,
who threw stones, at the troop? now in camp on
the plateau outside the town. These attacks are
becoming so frequent that Brigadier General Ctnhln
has decided to. adopt st£rn measures to end them
To-night a double guard, supplied with ball cart
ridges, surround? the camp, and th« sentries have
been Instructed that if last night's stone throwing
Is repented they must -hoot to kill, and Investi
gate afterward. One of the attacking party, a
Lithuanian named William Stopbnitz. la under ar
rest, .Mid is confined In the guard tent, and the
provost marshal is on the trail of others. It is
not known how mans were In the crowd, hut the
officers of the regiment believe the number to have
he. more than a dozen. .
The first attack, according to Colonel Theodore :
F. Hoffman, was mad* at 10:45 o'clock last night.
Private Payne, of Company I. on sentry duty, yaw
a party of men on the Ifahoney City road, which
separates the camp of the Bth Regiment from that
of the 12th. He commanded the men to halt and
called the corporal of the guard, but nefoi the
latter could respond ■ .shower at stones and rocks j
was thrown at the sentry. One rock struck him j
on the chest, knocking him down and causing his j
gun to fall from his hards. He. immediately j
jumped up and fired several shots in the. air. As j
he did so. the men ran down the ro£.d. and were !
pursued by several strangers. The outpost, which
had been stationed some distance from the camp, i
beard the shots, and one of the pickets captured [
Stoponitz as he came running down the road. The
The shooting aroused the whole camp, and the I
Sth Regiment was put under arms, and Companies |
< ii ii ■»••■' on second |>hs<*.
_ . _ . . , ■<
, iiji<i.jv tru service via* Rutland Kaiiroad. Four
trains daily to Vermont. Three to Montreal. 'Across
the Islands of Lake Chamolaln." Descriptive
pamphlet four cents. 3£-» Broadway. New York.—
CAT A ND CRABS MAKE PANIC
MAN COVERS FELINE WITH TORMENT
ORS ON FERRYBOAT.
WOMEN SHRIEK AND KAINT AS ANIMAL
HOWI.S AND TEARS THROUGH CABIN
-"JOKER 1 ARRESTED.
<;eorge Cei«s. of No. •_•<> Woodbine-st., Brook
lyn, has a sense for the most delicate humor.
He attached several ahlebodled crabs to a cat
on the ferryboat Texas yesterday. The result
was a jok. that made Oenrfcf hold bis sides
from burst inK with lauphter. and landed him in
a cell. Oh. it was funny' Women fainted nnd
shrieked in terror while the crab ridden.
squawking cat jumper! all over them, and while
crabs crawled over the floor, clawing rißht and
left. Wasn't it an excruciatingly mirthful
Louis Kraft, of No. 208 East Twenty-first-st..
and his wife, owned the cat. it was a large
striped cal with a fine head. Kraft called it a
prize cat. He had refused ?100 for it he said, and
was taking it as a present to his sister in The
<"eiss was with two or three friends who had
!.. • n crabbing with him. They had a net. some
poles and a blc basket In which the day's catch
w.-.s being carried home. Though it was a
crowded boar and the women's cabin was filled
with women :in.l children, with some men out for
the holiday. < 'eiss and his friends, with the
basket sal down in the women's cabin, near
Kraft and his wife.
Pretty soon the men spied the cat and <'e)ss
conceive, 1 the joke. He told Kraft how he ad
mired the cat, and the owner readily handed
ih" anima] to Ceisa when the latter asked for
it rviss scratched the rat's head with one
hand and pened the crab basket with the other.
In 8 jiffy be ha.l a crab out and the instant
he held It close to one ear of the cal the crab
prabbed thnt member In a bulldog grip. The
cat howled and everybody became -curious. In
another Instant Ceiss had picked up anofne*
crab and attached H I it's other ear It
took him oniy a f- -w seconds U> haul out crab
niter '',ab and let each one nip the cat, first on
each leg. then three on the tail and then tWO or
three more on the sides
•Now e-o if' yelled Cetoa as be threw the cat
do-,\n on the door and prepared to enjoy his
joke With a bound the cal tried to free itseK
from the nipa ol the crabs by leaping across the
al window iL thought open. It struck
the window and teK <-.n a voman'a head She
shrieked and fainted Crow excitement The cat
bowled In madness of pain, and its wajls were
like a baby's, it k.-pt on leaping at the sides
<>f the cabin, making long jumps across the
cabin's length against the sldea and on th-
scrtts. nnd in the Srst few minutes was on some
woman's lan or bead quite as often as on th»
floor or seata Ceisa waa laughing heartily.
Th-- cebin was in a panic. There were shrieks
of women and children :m<i veils of men. An
other woman tainted an.l fell on the Boor. Some
women tried to rush out. with children n. >1»1-
Ing them bj the hand or and some stood
on the seats. Some ran up and down the cabin,
bumping Into one another, and some sat .-till
.iiid uttered shriek after shri.-k. The basket was
open and craba rame • : 't to investigate, and
the alimj things crawled here and there, a few
being stepped on.
All the while the cat waa making wild leaps of
a distance and height only possible by a cat
made wild by a dozen crabs. The way the crabs
stuck to the rat's ears, legs and tail was aston
ishing Nine were shaken off even in the wild
turmoil and the Innumerable leaps the cal made.
It made the cm uit of the cabin a score of times.
Now it viis on the bead of some woman, whose
h;it it clawed to pieces, and again II wap flyinc
through the air into the i>i"i glass al ihe end
of the cabin, falling on some child or woman
w ho happen* 'it,, be in the w ay.
Doctors were trying Jo pet ar the fainting
women, the deckhands were trying to gel at the
■ ■at and the people were yelling nnd wildlj
running 'bis nay ami thai, and no one knew
how it was going t" 'lid The boat was almost
Into the Manhattan slip by this time Ceiss was
doubled up in mirth
Then the cat escaped from the cabin, with the
■ rabs still clinging to it It was chased by men.
vho sought to relieve it. but the car did not
know that and kept oul of their way. till a man
red it and seised it by the neck. A crab
did the same thinp for th ■ man. getting a tinger.
and the man dropped the rat.
\noth.T man cornered the cal again and put
hia fool on it. Then he tried to loosen the crabs.
but the cat howled like mad am! the crabs held
on A doctor, who with another physician
aboard had been reviving the fainting women,
pot pome of the crabs lo Be, bul in pulling them
away some of the cat's flesh came with the
crab and the cal mewed pitifully, it was weak
fmm the fright and pain and bled ■ good deal.
The crabs were all detached after a t;rrv
Ceiss was denounced for- his conduct, and
women cried oul that he ought to be arrested.
He wondered why; it was only a joke The ex
citement was growing again, an.) as the gat~s
ivere opened Ceisa and Ills friends tried to eF
cape. Women rushed to Policeman Braun. of
ih- East Twenty-seeond-st. station. They point
ed out CeiSS as the man wWO had caused the
panic Braun arrested him on i charge of cru
elty to animals and disorderly conduct. The
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals took charge ot cat and crabs.
TO RESTORE RAILWAY TO CHINA.
BRITISH MINISTER AGREES TO TRANSFER
OTHER POWERS WANT SMALL
Peking. Aug. 3.— Prince Thing, President of
the Foreign Office, has notified to the various
representatives of the foreign powers here that
agreements have been arrived at with Sir or
nest Satow. the British Minister, for the restora
tion of the Northern Railway to the Chinese.
The United States Minister. Mr. Conger, re
plied to Prince Ching and congratulated him
upon the fact. The other powers are demanding
further small concessions, but it is hoped the
transfer of the road will be shortly completed.
Ml« TO CALIFORNIA AND RETI'RN
ironi Chicago, August 2d to 10th via Chicago &
North- Western. Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
Rys. The "Overland Limited" piovidea the beat of
everything Offices. Ml. 257 A 349 B way.— Advt.
CITY PLUNGED IN DARKNESS.
LIGHTS NECESSARY IX CITY AND HARBOR AT XOOXTIME
BEFORE HEAVY STORM BREAKS.
Intense darkness, the precursor of a heavy thunderstorm, fell on the city
yesterday noon. Lights were lit in churches* homes, hotels and cars and on
ferryboat? and shipping in the harbor. Hundreds of persona who had started on
outings were drenched. The unusual gloom frightened many person-.
Lightning shattered a massive iron ball on the Hotel Marlboroogfa flag
staff, and partly paralyzed a man in a shop near by. Goesta of the hotel were
Householders fled from their dwellings, fearing they would tall down,
when part of the street caved in at One-hundred-and-forty-hfth-st. and Brad
The storm was severe at Coney Island and in Xew-Jersey.
STRUCK IX PILOT HOUSE.
CAPTAIN OF MATTEAWAN MANAGES
TO REACH WHEEL AND TAKE
STEAMER TO SHORE.
In one of the worst electrical storms that ever
passed over the Sound yesterday afternoon, a
bolt of lightning flashed from the sky, followed
by a sharp report, and struck the flagpole on
top of the pilot house of the steamer Matteawan.
of the Glen Island line, stunning Captain Garry
Van Pelt and badly frightening the two thou
sand persons on board.
Captain Van Pelt was at the wheel, the
steamer being opposite Fort Schuyler. when the
storm broke. The lightning made a large hole
in the roof of the pilot house and glanced
toward the wheel, knocking the captain down.
He was stunned, but after several desperate at
tempts he managed to reach the wheel again,
and righted the big steamer, which was going
out of her course.
He then successfully took the Matteawan
safely to Glen Island. On arriving at the dock
Paptain Van Pelt became ill fr^m the shock, and
had to be removed to his home, in Brooklyn-
Despite his Intense suffering the captain bravely
clung: to the wheel and guided it safely. Few
of the passengprs knew that the pilot house had
been struck, although many of them saw the
BOLT HITS MARLBOROVGH.
MAN OX ROOF PARTLY PARALYZED
LIGHTS GO OUT AND GUESTS
Guests of the Marlborough Hotel were thrown
into a panic in the height of the storm '•>>' a
lightning bolt that struck the massive iron ball
on the top of the hotel flagpole and .lav -I
strange pranks in the floors below Th« bolt
struck at about 11 o'clock, after the pail if -lark
ness had descended on the city, and th** lrghts
in the hotel had been put en. The lights in
stantly went out when the lightning struck. . j
The guests on the top floor say they saw un
canny flashes" of green and blue fire at the "i"
ment that the unexpected darkness came, and
ran into the halls, many of them in the belief
that the hotel WHS on fire-. The worn -n screamed.
and several half fainted from fear. All ha.l feit
the shook, and one or two were partly >veivome
by the force of it.
r>n the other floors the effect?: « ere not so
marked, and no one : it the shock, though
many "*??■ badly frightened when the lights
went out. an.l ran into the halls, where their
fear was increased hy the screams and con
William J Crawford, the .ierk who «as >«n
duty at the time, retained his presence o." mind,
and. taking the porters and bellboys with him.
hastened to the frightened guests, assured them
'hnt the hotel was not on tire, and quieted their
•ears. While they remained in aemi-darkne: a
this was a difficult task, but Mr. Crawford ac
complished it. and as soon as the lights shone
a -tin all was quiet.
On the roof of the hotel considerable damage
had been done. The ball on the top of the flag
pole had been a massive affair, a foot and a half
in diameter, before the lightning struck it. -he
bolt. however, shattered it into fragments, and.
descending the twenty-five-foot pole, shattered
that into splinters. The pole still stood, but
employes of the hotel had to tie ropes around it
to keep the splintered parts together.
Near by the pole is a carpenter's shed, in
which Walter Suter. the hotel carpenter, was
working at the moment the '»o!t struck. He
received a severe shock, which left him for a
time partly paralyzed. He was taken down
st its and received the attention of the house
doctor, but did not fully recover for several
SAVED BY i:\rr h'sfn\ STEAMER.
LIFE GUARDS, TOO. WENT AFTER FISHER
MEN WHOSE SLOOP CAPSIZED.
A sloop was capsized and two men '»aivly »s- i
caped drowning in the storm at Con^y Island ,
yesterday. The men— John Rergstrom and Ji.hn
Vattershoe. of No. 162 Court-st.. Brooklyn— [
were cruising about a mile off Seveate?ntn-m.. |
fishing, and apparently took no h»eil of trie j
storm, though the intense darkness and the fog
which preceded the squall should have named
Jib and mainsail were set when the wind
struck the boat. Instead of throwing the sloop
up into the wind, the men. either through
ignorance or their inability to handle it in the
gale, let the boat drive. The rain, which fell in
torrents, flooded the boat, and she shipped seas
continually. Waterlogged, she became unman
ageable, and jibed, throwing the occupants over
board. | .
People on the beach had been watching the
sloop's plight through glasses, and as soon as
she upset Louis Girardot and .rack Stansnela,
life guards at Petersen's Pavilion, started to
rescue the men. In the n-ean time the J. >
Warden, an excursion boat plying between N;-
ark and Coney Island, had passed the capsized
sloop without seeing it. but a passenger looking
through glasses, discovered the men plight and
old Captain G. W. Beebe. The Warden lowered
a boat, which reached the two men. nearly ex
hausted. Just before the life guards could get to
them The Brooklynites were taken on board
the steamer, which continued on its way lo
Newark V doctor was on board and attended,
the men. who immediately started home when
the vessel reached Newark.
The life guards towed the waterlogged sloop
over a mile to Petersen's Pavilion.
BATHING PAVILION SUFFERS.
REFUGE SEEKERS SCARED AT MANHATTAN
In the storm yesterday lightning struck
the bathing pavilion at Manhattan Beach. No
great damage was done: some shingles being
torn from the roof. Many bathers had taken
refuge in the pavilion, and were frightened
when the lightning struck, but became quiet
when they realized they were in no danger.
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MAX Y CAUGHT IS STORM.
EXCITEMENT AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
-LION'S IN CENTRAL PARK ROAB
A thunderstorm of particular intensity broke
over the city just before noon yesterday, ac
companied by inky darkness, which made gafl
and electric lights welcome in churches and
wherever else people were gathered. The dis
comfort of the morning, owing to the high, de
gree of humidity, was scarcely relieved by any
breeze, while the fog which has hung over the
city for the last few days seemed to grow
censer. Just before noon the rain clouds which
had been gathering in the west swept In. and
poured a deluge into the streets. With the
downpour came vivid lightning and heavy thun
The storm appeared to be local, and lasted
only about half an hour. Many recreation seek
ers, who were caught unprepared in the down
pour, returned back in disgust for dry clothinj:.
No damage of a serious nature was reported.
T'nlike its predecessor on Monday night. the>
storm yesterday gave ample warning of its
coming. A preliminary sprinkle about 11 o'clock
hurried the crowds who had braved the threat
ening skies to seek cover. The darkness came
on slowly: but not a dn>p of rain fell for some
time from the saturated cloud?.
People bound for Coney island by trolley car
swarmed into the Brookl\ n Bridge entrance in
Manhattan, and most of them remained there
until the rain was over, not caring to take
chance? on overcrowded cars, with lightning
playing about them.
In the churches lare services were being held,
B. the congregations e^.aped being caught in
the downpour. With the breaking of the storm
the light.-* were turned on. as it was impossible
for the members oi the choirs to see the music
in front of them, or for the preachers to see
As the itorm was not accompanied by a high
wind, the shipping in the harbor suffered little
or no damage. The Sinus, of the Coney Island
line, left her pier at the Battery at 11 o'clock.
She had about two thousand persons on board,
who crowded the decks and cabins to overflow
ing... When the rain cams there was a wild
scramble for 1 1. main saloon, but as it was al
ready full more than hall the passengers had to
take a drenching. The steamer General Slocum.
of th" Rockaway Beach line, was on her return
trip when the storm started.
LIGHT? LIT IN CHL'RCHES.
At the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, where
so much excitement resulted from the storm of
Monday night, when lightning struck a cross.
seme of the wo.vi. ::. •!»? • < -.non wno
:;ad been through the e%\ eri»-Tice of that night,
rhowed signs of becoming hysterical, bat ser
vices were not interrupted.
In the dining rooms of all the hotels the lights
were burning as brightly as in the? evening.
Even on the ferryboats on both rivers it was
necessary to turn on the light? in the cabins
where the passengers were wedged in tightly,
deserting the decks.
On all the surface i an of the Interurban Rail
way Company the lights shone as brightly as at
midnight. The headlights on the overhead trol
ley cars in The Bronx flashed out through the
On the trains of the elevated roads every in
candescent light was burning as brightly as if it
was night. None of the car lines shut off the
power, however', as the electrical disturbance
did not seem to be of sufficient intensity to war
In all the police courts, where the usual heavy
Sunday aggregation of prisoners was beinjc
arraigned, it became necessary to light every
pas jet in order to dispose of the cases.
In Central Park the ordinary Sunday crowd
was gathered about the menagerie and in the
Mall. When the storm came it caught many
hurrying to shelter. Some of those on the Mall
sought the shelter of the arched bridge of the
Sixty-fifth-«t transverse road. They hurried SB
some other place of refuge when Policeman Daly
pointed out to them the marks left by the flood
which rushed through there in the storm last
week, when the water rose almost breast high.
Others sought shelter in the animal houses,
which soon were crowded almost to suffocation.
In the lion house the lions answered every crash
of thunder with responsive roar?.
In Harlem the storm c.me as a surprise to the
residents •■• that SOI Hon. Not only were lights
burning in private houses, but in front of some
of the resorts in One-hundred-and-twenty-flfth
st. the big ar- lights were turned on until the
pall of blackness lifted. Thousands of people,
especially women and children, were thoroughly
frightened, many thinking that a tornado or
cyclone was about to strike the city.
" \ bolt of lightning struck a tall flagstaff in
the litt'.e park at West One-hundred-and-forty
fiftl'-*t.. Edgecombt j»n-l F.radhurst ayes. Th*
holt shot down the staff in a spiral, leaving a
rr U fk rw*mt>Ung th<> thread of a -crew. So
badlj spill was thf big timber that the police
stationed men in the park, which on the map i 3
known s Colonial Pai * until it could be taken
All the wards of Belle voe Hospital had to be
lighted. Many of the patients became fright
ened and excited, and it was necessary for the
physicians itid attendants to go among them
and reassurr the^m.
The yachts in the East River between Twenty
sixth and Twenty-seventh sts strung up lights
to prevent other craft from running into them.
After ;he storm -» couple of hundred dead spar
rows were found scattered about the lawn it
front of Bellevue Hospital. It is supposed they
were killed by the force of the rain.
MORE THUNDERSTORMS PROMISED.
Regarding th« features ot the storm. Local
Forecaster Emery saui yesterday.
ETerr thunderstorm has heavy, *■»* clouds ac
oornpanviuc it. but in addition to that this morning
the atmosphere was very heavy, a: ! tji* trans
parericv of it was affected by tr.e mixture . of
smoke" fo» The thunderstorm coming up
when there were smoke an.l fog over th- city pro
duced a darkness which had an ominous appear
an-e. There »a* a similar storm in this city fly»
or six year? ago. when In the office buildings at
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