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V~ LXTV....K* 21,106.
HILL TO QUIT F0 LIITCS.
JT LEAST, HE SAYS SO.
I January 1 the — Many Demo
crats for Roosevelt.
Ex-Senator David B. Hill, who is sixty
one years old to-day, announced at Albany
resterday that he would retire from politics
on January 1 nest, no matter what the result
of the coming election should be. He would
not accept any office under the national or
State governments, he declared. He said that
• he believed that he had had honors enough
from the Democratic party.
i Major John Byrne said that his corre
spondence indicated that thousands of sound
jconev Democrats would vote for Roosevelt.
The men men charged that policemen
xrere intimidating voters to aid Murphy in the
HILL 61 YEARS OLD TO-DAY
HaJccti Announcement of Retirement
011 Eve of Birthday)
Albany, Aujr. '2B.— To-morrow is the birthday
ef X): ; ■'. 'C. Hill, cf this city, who Will be sixty
ose years tiiJ. la conversation with son;e po
j*tlcal friends here to-day he announced that no
matter what the result of tht present campaign
might be, either in the State or nation, he
would retire from political activity and leader
ship" on the. first day of January next, and
would not. in the event of Democratic success,
sccept any position under the national or State
Democratic administration, or again become a.
candidate for election to any office whatever.
The former Senator said that he hud intended
to take euch action a year . go to-day, but was
Breed by some cl^se personal friends to defer
(Joins so until after the Presidential election
tliis ye«r. This he had consented to do. Hav
ing been engaged in active politics since his
youth, and havar.g served the people as City
Attorney, alderman. Mayor, member of the
legislature. Lieutenant Governor, Governor for
seven years and United States Senator for six
years. ho felt that on the one hand he had been
sufficiently honored by his party, and on the
other hand that he had rendered political service
durir-.g a period of years sufficient to entitle him
to be relieved from further active political
tSort, :n order that he might devote more time
to bis personal affairs and prof?ssional duties
than he had in th* past. He would continue,
however, his present arduous labors for the
Democratic cause durhap the pending Presi
dential election, and thereafter, while expecting
alTrays to maintain' his interest la the success of
Democratic principles and candidates, he would
after January 1 next do so in his capacity as a
private citizen and not as a party manager,
leader or office holder.
Mr Hill will speak for the Democracy at the
county fair to be held at Whitney's Point, in
law £ tare, on Wednesday, to be followed by
Senator Depew the next day for the Republi
cans. • ■
POLICE AID TAMMAXY.
Charge That They Are Intimidating
la spite of the strenuou? efforts of the Brooklyn
Tajsmany committee and of the remnants of the
old Wi-loughby Street Democracy to overthrow the
leaders-hip ■■: Senator Patrick H. McCarren in
Brookiyn. Se is con S.lent that in the primaries to
"morrow he will not lose one of the districts whose
leaders have stood by him. He and his friends
seer:. confident of defeating: some of the district
leaders who h.ive been assisting Charles F. Mur
i phy :n his attempt to set hold of *he Brooklyn
erganiation. In every Assembly district except
I thf I<t ar.(3 Hid there are opposing tickets in the
The fnct that in the Ist Assembly District, which
I for years ha* be«-n the horn? of Hugh McLaughlin,
-. the Tomer boss, nobody hag b»en found to lead
• »=>• opposition to Patrick H. Quinr. the McCarren
teaser, is an indication of how the "Old Man;' has
lort his influence.
In the VHlth District ex-Senator Coffey, who
is trying to regain his o!J power in th» Vth Sen
ate Ijistrirt, ha.« put up Frank Eelford as a can
fiiflatc. in addition to Frank Fairy, the anti-Gray
eradicate put up by the old grhby-st. lnflu
It been averted that, in addition to r»miv
lag McCarren oommi.- hionera 'the city office
holders ar.d a:\mg their places with anti-McCar
■-.. SB« men, ths Tammany force-- have gone so far aS
• to use the pniicn to coerc citizens Into support
ing tne Tammany ticket. This complaint has come
partlcuiarly from the XVlltfc Assembly District.
■where former Controller Coler is spending- a good
fiea! of his lime in :issi.«T!rig John L. Shea to hold
thr district against Mr. Donnelly, who is heading
the Mct.'arr«rn ticket.
Of the ttve districts whos? present leaders arc
opposed to McCarren. there if l " to be no •chance
of his ntfuUxs the IXth. where Coffey's strength Is
I riOto* "'■'-■ -■■ N«r is there much possibility of —
■ testing Doo>y in the Xllth. The opposition V> --■
" tfcere has b«">n too divided. McCarren is particu
l*rly anxious to (secure the 'iow.ifal! of Doyle In
tb* With. Shea in the XV 11th. and Farrell in the
Xlth. Ii Is doubtful that Doyle can be defeated.
LAS OR MEN AGAINST M'CARREN.
■bit to Get Union Indorsement of His
Legislative Record Fails.
I By the influence of those —hp are opposed to
BPasan McCarren no action was taken at the
Hhacirig of the Brooklyn Central Labor Union
Pi****:: ■:,!>• on James P. Hooley's Jotter, which de-
that Senator ilcCarre.i had a -'"'"' record
i la labor legislation. Mr. Hooley is chairman of the
I 2eguu;tive committee of the Workingmen'a Fcd
«f»tiua of Labor. When it was learned that the
- JRt-r waa to he prwented yesterday a plan was
knr.^tJ to ■meich it. When George Phillips, presi
l feat of the organization, brought the letter up,
ftrtain persons why are opposed to McCarren
. fee-ateii'-d tn brlnj; un a^ain certain resolutions
tenouncihg McCarrfen fcr a:s alleged opposition to
orgi: .■; Uitxsr. whi^h had been up last April.
At it apenred that thf-re would be an acrimoni
<-a» «ilscu*sion. the tropic was averted by ordering
i •■:,- letter placed on fi!o.
At a meeting of th« Hoard of Building Trades 1
kkfatwt to-night on of the members Ik expected
to brtTw no for discussion Senator • McCarren a
■ tKltude Jn opposing the bill before the legislature
groviciir.g for the purchase by the city of electric
JTTDGE PARKER'S QUIET SUNDAY.
Varies Usual Programme by Dining at His
'£soj;u«. N- V.. Aug. 2S.— Judge Parker varied
v; **• tssual Sunday programme by dining to-day in
Mb: With his family he went to the city in
■• Iwnsch and attended service at the Church of
Ife e Holy Cross, or which Us aon-In-Uw, the Rev.
Citric Mercer Kali. In rector. After the service
«fc^ wer.t to flln* .it the home of Alfred Tanner.
I SRK wife i» Mrs. H.irk»»r'« sister, and lat-r re
**"•• ' to Roremount. Otherwise the day was
■ •■wi without special incident.
■ •* few friends in the neighborhood called, and
r *tra W3r tne ÜBUa i Sunday procession of sight
**••• la vehlc!** of many ' kinds and on foot.
i Continued oa sccutul bj;»
To-day, fair and trarmer.
OUT FOR NON-UNION MEN.
EXGIXEERS TAKE STAND.
Stipulate Only Like Wages— lndorse
Demands for Subway Motormen.
Delegates of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, one of the most powerful labor or
ganizations in the country, yesterday at a meet
ing here took the stand that non-union men
have as good a right to work as union men. and
that they are perfectly willing to work with
union men, their only stipulation being that
non-union men shall receive the same wages as
members of the union.
M. M. Clapp, of Division No. 153. Jersey City,
said when the meeting was over:
We wish it to be distincly understood that the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers take the
stand that, as our forefathers gave us all equal
rights, we have no right to decide that we will
not work with non-union men. The Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers or its members
as a body never said that they should work
with none but members of the brotherhood.
What we have insisted on and will always insist
on is that the standard of union wages be ob
served all along, whether the men be union or
non-union. We hold that a non-union man has
as good a right to work as a union mar. if he
gets the same wages.
The meeting, one of the best attended ever
held i;; this city by the engineers, took place in
Grand Central Palace, and was attended by
fifteen hundred delegates, representing over four
thousand engineers in local divisions within a
radius of live hundred miles of the city. The
demands of Local No. I'd. consisting of the
mor.ormen on the Manhattan elevated system,
which are row |33G a day tor nine hours for
motcrmen on the subway, were indorsed. The
chief object of the meeting, however, was to
consider what will be done by the engineers
when electricity takes the place of steam as a
motive power on the railroads.
It is admitted that the rapid displacement of
steam as a motive power la causing the engi
neers anxiety, In less than two years the New-
York Central and the Pennsylvania railroads
expect to substitute electricity for steam on
parts of their roads. The trains will then be
run by motormen and not by engineers. Other
roads ire preparing to equip trains with motors.
T. <• meeting, which started early in the morn
ins and lasted all day, was called to discuss
conditions so that when the national convention
of the Brotherhood takes place in Memphis,
Term., in 1906. the engineers will be prepared to
meet the new conditions as they develop.
Warren S. Stone, Grand Chief of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, was welcomed
with loud applause when he appeared. This
was his first appearance publicly hen since he
was '.•■■ ted Grand Chief.
The chairman of the meeting was J. D.
Woolsey. of New-York Division No. 105. W.
R. Marley, of Division No. 580, New-Haven,
was vice-chairman, and M. M. Clapp. of Di
vision No. 157, Jersey City, secretary. Speeches
were made on electric trains succeeding steam,
but no one would state what decision was ar
rived at or what was the result of the meeting
so far as this subject was concerned.
A report was made by W. L. Jencks. chief of
Local No. 106, representing the Manhattan
Railroad motormen. as to the present conditions
and the subway trouble. The locaJ demands
that the subway motormen receive the same
wages as the motormen on the elevated trains,
which are $',l 50 a day f-r nine hours, as soon
as the subway trains are started. The Inten
tion of the Interborough Transit Company was
to pay S3 a day for the subway motormen for
ten hoars' work. The elevated motormen have
an agreement with the Interborough embodying
their present wages and conditions, which ex
pires oil September 1.
Grand Chief Stone and Assistant Chief Hur
ley discussed the general situation. All spoke
in favor of the demands of the motormen for
the subway. Grand Chief Stone and Assistant
Chief Hurley will try to-day or to-morrow to
have a conference with General Manager Bryan
of the Interborough. and will use every effort
to have the dispute settled amicably. They will
report to the local. Before a strike can be or
dered it must first be voted on by all the mem
bers of the local and be sanctioned by the grand
lodge. Some of the motormen said that a. strike
had actually been voted on by the local, ho that
everything was cut and dried for the sanction
'•: the grand lodge, provided an amicable settle- (
ment could not be reached.
It was said that part of the plan of the motor
men here was to organize all the motormen on
the Brooklyn elevated railroads, and make a
general demand at some future time for $.*? 50 a
day for all the motormen In The Bronx, Man
hattan and Brooklyn on the elevated systems.
It is known that for some time back the Man
hattan motormet: have een talking about the
contingency arising when, in case of vacancies
on the elevated roads, subway motormen would
be put In their places.
They fear that if this is done the company will
try gradually, as men lose their positions by
death or otherwise, to replace the motormen on
the elevated system with men from the subway
at ?3 a day.
Grand Chief Stone. In his speech, warned the
engineers against drunkenness.
Heavy Currents Synchronized on
Same Wire in California.
[p.T TEI-KOHAPH TO THE TniJirNK. 1
Stockton, Cat; Aug. 28.— An important elec
trical discovery was made last night by acci
dent. It has always been held impossible to
synchronize electric currents on the same wire.
Not only was this done, but there was no ex
plosion when the heavy load of two currents
was imposed on the wire. In addition to this,
power was sent from the plant of the Bay
Counties Company, at Colfax. to the Standard
Electric Company, at Mokelumne Hill. 550 mile*.
This city is supplied with power by the Stand
ard company, but yesterday there was a break
in the service, and the Bay Counties power was
turned on. In the evening the Standard plant
was placed in operation again, and thus it was
that the two currents met somewhere on the
long line of wire and synchronizing occurred.
There was no accident resulting from the heavy
load of 55,000 volts carried by the wires during
The discovery !s of great Importance to all in
terested in electric power plants.
MASKING ALASKA'S BOUNDARY.
Canadians and Americans Celebrate the
Placing of a Monument.
(!iT TELEGRAPH TO TnE TRIBUNE.]
Toronto. Aug. 25.-An act to earn' out the de
cision of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal took
place on Friday at Eagle Point In the Far North
west when Professor King, of Ottawa, reprinting
Canada and O. H. Hlllman. of the Geodetic and
Coast Survey of the United States, placed a monu
ment which marks the southeastern boundary of
Alaska m monument, six feet high. Is of bronze.
Sea the monument is an old house, and here din
ner was served, the table being set on the
boundary Unc. .^.adians occupied the Canadian
«|de and Americans the other. Tne 3 peeche S and
toaste were cordial. _ .
HEINZE WOULD BE GOVERNOR.
„ V SoSS^^^lM an
»™Z*Z™<l«~y t^y ror O~m- of Men
tana on the. anti-trust ticket. . ..
YacbUpS- fJar«ure .— Aavt-
NEW- YORK. MONDAY. AUGUST 2<>. 1904. -TWELVE PAGES - o>-n.'«-J0 >- n .'«-Jl M
BIG PLANS FOR BRONX TRANSIT
NEW-HAVEN TO SPEXD $BjO .— SIX TRACKS TONEW
Third Rail Quirk Service Also to Mount Vcrnoti — Connection tdth Inter
borough and Pennsylvania — No Grade Crowing*.
Eight million dollars or more Is to be expended
by the New-York. New-Hareo and Hartford
Railroad Company for improved rapid transit
m The Bronx and that part of Westchest -r
County lying alon? the Sound. This announce
ment w:is made last night by President CharUs
Plans have been made and estimates submit
ted for "six-tracking"' the Harlem branch of the
New-Haven road, running from the Harlem
River at Willis-ave, lundred-and-thir
ty-third-st. to New-Rochelle. The work
only the forma) approval of the State and city
authorities. Th< - of the mad an
considering a further plan for a branch from
West Farms along th<* Bronx Valley to Wood
lawn, m the southern part of Mouni Vernon. it
is proposed to make a connection with the In
terborough system at West Farms, .md it is
the plan eventually to give a through service
from the Batter: t< New-Rocheile and Mount
The money for the Improvements is to be raised
by an issue of $15,000,000 of bonds, the balance
being devoted to the repayment to the New-
Hnven of money advanced in the last thirty
years on account of the Harlem River and Port
Chester Railroad, the titular owner of the Har
lem branch of the Mew-Haven. The New-
Haven has been without bonded Indebtedness.
so that the announcement of th proposed bond
issue will Interest financial circles:. Tho. i-.onds
have been underwritl at a premium.
The railway officials announce that the recon
struction of this portion of the'»- lino will be
done in the most thorough manner possible, and
will amount re- the buildtni of an entirely new
road. The route of th«» existing line will b«» fol
lowed except where slight divergences are re
quired to eliminate curves. The rebuilt line will
be practically without grades and curves and
entire!} free from grade crossings and the num
ber and arrangement of the tracks will allow
exceptionally fast time to bo made. Bridges
will be put in even whore streets exist on paper
only, to avoid th< possibility of delay in the fut
ure, when the streets may be built.
FOUR TRACKS FCR ELECTRIC SERVICE.
Of the 'six tracks from the Harlem to New-
Rochelle. four will be electrically equipped with
the third rail system, and two will be left for th*
use of steam trains. Two of the electric tracks
will be for express trains, running every fifteen
minutes, and the other two for local trains, with
the same headway. The two tracks to be used
for steam traction will not only hand ■ the
freight, but will be the outlet for the N* w-York
Connecting Railway, running from the Harlem
over Randall's and Ward's Islands to Astoria,
where a connection with tho Pennsylvania Rail
road will be saade. Trains from the South and
"\V>st-v"iJ?Thcn ran OT«-'>no r^/u.sylvnjua traetes
through the tunnels under New-York to Long
Island City, thence over the Connecting Railway
out over the Harlem branch through to Boston
and the East.
It is announced that the additional land re
quired for the "six-tracking" has already been
acquired. To make possible high »<pe*d and to
insure public safety, grade crossings will be
eliminated throughout the line. The road will
Four Stops from Bronx Park to
a line of express cars between New-Rochelle
and the Bronx Park station of the Manhattan
elevate<l railway Is an Improvement the "Huckle
berry" trolley road has announced to go into effect
on September 1. The cars are to make only four
stops ami will skip Mount Vornon entirely by go
ing over a "cut off'" just built which connects the
eastern outskirts of that city with WllllamshrMg'?.
The company la promising every passenger a scat,
but no three-cent elevated r:illroa<i tickets will be
sold or accepted m rare* on the express cars.
President M:iher has announced that the new ser
vice trill cause no curtailment of cars on the local
lines between New-Kochelle, Mount Vernon and
The exprew service i^ expected to draw '
WHALES NEAR PORT.
Two Large Ones Are Sighted Near
the Fishing Banks.
Atlantic city. N. J.. Aug. 28 (Special).—Con
siderable excitement was caused to-day at the
inlet and other fishing headquarters, when fish
ermen returned at noon from the fishing bunks
and reported the sighting and chase after two
whales which, the fishermen stated, were sighted
some twenty miles out at sea as day was break
ing, and when first seen were several miles from
the boats. The men did not recognize them till
one of the animals spouted. They gave chase
immediately, but did not succeed in getting near
Ira Connors, "Charlie" Coniee and John Kee
gan reported that one of th« whales appeared to
be 111. The men also state that both animals
were of exceptional nine. Late this afternoon
"Charlie" Klnnard and "Dan" G. Harkins, fish
ermen employed by Captain Young to take care
of his fish nets, situated five miles out. returned
to the ocean pier and stated that they distinctly
saw the whales and recognized them by the
great amount of water one repeatedly spouted.
MBS. THAW DENIES STORY.
No Truth in Reports of Trouble Between
Yarmouths, She Says.
[BT TEi.r..;i:.\rn TO in;: TRIBrXK.J
Plttsburs. Aug. 28.--I left my daughter, the
Countess of Yarmouth. In New-York with her sis
ter. There is no truth in the rumors that she and
her husband, the Earl of Yarmouth, have had
trouble and are about to separate."
Mrs. William Thaw, who arrived here from
Europe this mornin;. made this statement at her
home in Flfth-avc. after coming from church.
"My daughter accompanied me back to America."
she continued. "I see no crime in that. She came
here as my guest to visit my new summer home.
Surely this is not a crime. I want to repeat that
thero Is not and there has not been any trouble
between the Earl of Yarmouth and my daughter,
the Countess. She will return to Europe In th«
later part. of September In company with her hus
band, who will come to America to accompany her
h °-T%ave heard the story that I brought my
daughter homo in anger. This is untrue. Th«
Earl and the Countess are happy as man and wife.
I canont understand way such stones should be
started Those who start such tales are evidently,
like the small boy who throws a stone through
the window Just to hear th* noise and see »hat
start on a viaduct, crossing streets and high
ways, from the Harlem River to East One
hundred-fwid-forty-ninth-st. Beyond One-hun
dred-and-forty-ninth-st. the line will be de
pressed and the streets will be carried over»
head on steel bridges.
The new construction also includes draw-
bridges over Eastchester Bay, where there is to
be an open waterway of 1.600 feet, and across
Westchester Creek. The cut at Hunt's Point,
which runs through solid rock, is to be deepened
to nearly fifty feet, lessening the grade to five
feet; and the existing- curves will be reduced so
that none will be more than two degrees. The
four tracks to be added will be laid to the north
of the present double track line, the space be
tween tracks being Increased from twelve to
thirteen feet, which Is now the standard of the
All stations will be set on the north side of the
line, as far as possible. Where the local ar
rangement of streets makes it necessary to place
them on the south side, as at West Farms, for
example, a subway passage will be provided to
connect them with th. passenger platforms.
The present wooden station buildings win be re
placed with new ones of brick and masonry,
and It is proposed to make the surroundings at
each stopping place as attractive as possible.
The formal application to the Railroad Com
missioners shows thai the present estimate of
the cost of the improvements La $7,701,801, but
It is expected that this will be exceeded. Ac
corrlin- to Chief Engineer C. M. Inger3oll's re
port, the cost of "six-tracking," eliminating
prade crossings and constructing new stations
will amount to 14.825.881. B. F. Simmons, of
Boston, assistant chief of the electrical depart
ment of the road, estimates the cost of this
branch of the work at 12376,000, distributed as
-Seventy oars ri-npr^i with rlertriritjr complete. $7.V>.n00
1-i'ur tfcii\l raila with top protections, and bond
ing surfii.'p rails with necessary tr.».-:n» cabin
at drawlirMff-s 415,000
Fcrd wire, high rnal n wires ami pole line
complete .. . . 336.000
Two »uiv-itations (with electrical apparatus).... 2*o tn*)
Power house with nil material »... 520.0U0
Car barn lix>.uuu
CARS LIKE THE IXTERBOROUGH'S.
The cars will bo of standard construction, of
the latest design, similar to those to be used by
the InterborouaTh, and it is expected that they
will.be run over the Interboronsfa lines down
town if the traffic proves large enough.
New-Rochelle am! the towns beyond, the
promise Is, shall have double service over the
branch and main line, while Mount Vernon shall
have the proposed branch to West Farms, giv
ing direct connection with the lower city d ad
dition to the main line service as at present.
* In no c^xe will street grades be rhanged more
tfcurt 'UftuPM- niches. ..... G. Dockland, at
torney of the company; has arranged to set?
Mayor McClellan. on the latter'a return from his
vacation, about getting formal approval by the
city authorities of the tensive improvements.
As 1 result of its experience in the operation of
electrically equipped lines in Connecticut, the
New-Haven road Is prepared to go forward with
the establishment of an extensive anil complete
auxiliary electrical system.
RAX MACHIXE IXTO TREE.
Automobilut and Hit Wife Hurt
Avoiding a Carriage.
Atlantic Highlands, N. J., A is 2S (Special).—
To avoid a collision with a carriage, C. H.
Pierre, of the Slngrer Sowing Machine Company,
a New-Tori summering here, turned his auto
mobile into a tree this evening, and with his
wife was Injured badly by the machine over
turning. The accident occurred in Bayview
ave., th»* main thoroughfare, and directly in
front of the Lockwood House at a time when
the porchea were filled with guests.
Mr and Mrs, Pierce just missed being thrown
bodily against a tree. They were hurled across
the street and lay" unconscious for several min
utes. Guesta of the Lock wood House carried
them to the hotel office, and Dr. John H. Van
Mater was summoned. He found that Mrs.
Pierce was less seriously injured than her hus
band She was suffering principally from shock
and several bad bruises on the body. Mr.
Pierce was cut about the body and suffered m
The from of the automobile, which is of the
racing type, was battered badly. The front
wheels were almost torn off. Mr. Pierce was re
turning from a spin on the Rumson Road, and
was descending a Steep hill at 8 high rate of
speed, when he spied a light carriage directly
in the way. coming up Bayview-ave. Although
power was reversed and the brukes set, the
machine had gained such momentum that Mr.
Pierce was powerless to stop it. The horse
directly in his. path reared with fright.
Putting one arm around his wife. Pierce
turned the big machine nearly at right angles,
and struck a tree With great force. The occu
pants were thrown almost between the wheels
of the carriage for which Pierce had wrecked
his machine, Bo quickly was the smash-up ac
complished that the wheels of the automobile
continued to revolve for several seconds as the
machine lay bottom side up. Mr. Pierce since
early in the summer has been among the most
enthusiastic sportsmen of th* place. Besides
being an expert automobilist he is president of
the local golf club. His city address is No. ."»!o
West Eighty-fifth-st. .
MOB TAKES MINER FHOM DEPUTIES.
He Had Been Deported from. Cripple Creek
and Was Being Brought Back.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO tiue TRIBUNE.]
Cripple Creek, Col.. Aug. 2S.— A. G. Le Due. a de
ported member of the Western Federation of Min
ers, who returned to Anaconda this afternoon, was
taken from the custody of John Sharpe, a deputy
sheriff, and John Osgood, who were to bring him to
Cripple Creek for protection, by a body of armed
miners Sharps was disarmed by the mob. members
of which he could not recognize owing to the dark
ness. Sheriff Bell was Informed, and sent deputies
In search of L* 1 Due and his captors.
L* Due was before the military commission after
tbe Victor riot, and was ordered out of the district.
PEABODY OFFERS TROOPS.
!i:T TELEORArn TO TDK TRIBUNE. 1
Denver, Aug. IS.— Governor Peabody has taken of
ficial notice of the deportation of attorneys and
others from Cripple Creek on August 20 and has
written to Sheriff Bell offering to send State troops
to the cairp if the Sheriff is unable to 'maintain
law and o;der. The Governor reminded the Sheriff
that persons and property must be protected, and
declared his readiness to aid the Sheriff whenever
called upon. Sheriff Bell replied that he had the
situation well In hand and did not need troops.
Magnificent Hotel Frontenac, Thousand Islands.
Open during- September. Most delightful season
on ths St. Lawrence River and best ashing.— Advt.
OLDFIELD KILLED TWO.
BLIXDED BY DI'ST IX MACE
Unable to See at Turn, and Went
Through Fence — Hurt Himself.
St. Louis. Aug. 3?.— Blinded by the dust thrown
by the irirtftly moving machine of A. C. Webb, of
Toledo. Barney Oldneld. also of Toledo, lost con
trol of his machine in a false start of the- fifth
race at the World's Fair automobile speed contests
to-day, and. crashing through the fence, instantly
killed John Scott, a watchman employed at th«
park, and Inflicted Injuries on Nathan Montgomery,
a negro, from which he died a few hours later.
Oldneld was painfully Injured and his machine
When the machines came down to the tape for
the start of the fifth race, the Judges BSaM them
back to try it over, but Oldneld and Webb di«* not
soe the flagman's signal and continued around the
course st high speed. Shortly after passing tlie
nrst turn of the mile track. Webb secured the lead
by a narrow margin and the men were in relatively
the same position when passing the three-quarter
In making the turn Webb's machine skidded and
raised a cloud of dust that completely blinded Old
fleld and half smothered him. Not being able to see
that he had finished the turn. Oldneld continued on
his course and crashed through the fence.
When Olilnold failed to appear after Webb ha.l
emergotl from the dust cloud there was considerable
excitement, but aa it was announced that he was
not seriously injured and shortly afterward was
driven to the clubhouse in an automobile, it was
not generally known that the accident sad resulted
fatally.' The race, after a short delay, was run.
lining won by Webb by a large margin. It was the
most Important event of the day. the prize being
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Trophy, valued
-Barney" OMAeM first cam*- into public notic- as
an amateur racing cyclist in his home at Toledo, in
the mii.i.'- »•-■ For several y«»ars he was one of
the best of the amateurs in that district, and won
many races in Ohio and Michigan. With the In
troduction of motor pacing machines, Oldfielil be
came Interested in them, and was for some time a
pacemaker fur different riders. He generally rode
on the rear seat of the pacing tandems, as he
understood the n:a?hin<»ry. and he attended to run
ning- the motor while the other niler stssted the
The wonderful nerve, called recklessness by
many, which he has shown as a racing automobile
driver, was gained only after long experience with
the "ass." the ma, hi- - which first brought OldfWd
into prominence In the automobile field. He nnj
"Tom" Cooper were very friendly, and when
Cooper abandoned cycle racing in ISO 2, Oldfield went
with him to his home la Detroit, where Cooper
bought the "909" from Henry Ford, its builder.
The Toledo man worked over the machine for
months, changing It in many ways, until lie was
able to ge more speed out of It than Ford h.i ever
:*•*:• able to do.
OidneM practised with the big machine on the
Grosse Pointe horse racins track at Detroit until
he was thoroughly faxnillar with the ungainly
pi«>oe of mechanism and understood Its vagaries.
When he first cam.- East with It and appeared at
the Empire City track, at Yonkers. ho created a
sensation by the manner in which he guided th«
big car around the turns of the traok. Fournier
and other racing men had run their cars close to
the rail on the Inside •>? the track, .it. l had a m.in
hang out on the outside of the machine when they
swung around the turns Oldneld devised an ■■■.
tiroly new way to get around the turns. The "IBS'"
had "been built (or straightaway racing only, and
could not swing around as the other cars could.
Oldfleld would run along near the outs:d« fence
a* he ii • ■ id the turns, and would nwing his ma
chine Bhxrply across the track as he entered the
He put the mile track record down to Xi sec
onds on th" Empire City track, and afterward
m«il<* a mll*» in a Hfth of a second better time out
West, but the record was not allowed, as it was
mad" on a Sunday, and was not officially sanc
tioned. H*» defeated W. K. VanderbUt, Jr.. in the
one mile standing start race on Ormonde Beach In
Florida last winter, and for .i time was hailed as
the champion American racing automobile driver.
He has had many narrow escapes from sertous
injury, and at Detroit, last summer his machine
dived thro - the fence at the Grosse Point*
track and killed one of the spectators. TV- m;\n
had been standing: in the path of the machine,
ami when he Jumped to one side, Oldneld steered
his machine th* oth«r way. bi:i the man in Us
fright jumped back directly In the path of the car
and was fatally Injured.
FOI'XD DEAD VXDER ALTO
()hi'> Man's Keck Broken — Had
Ban Going at High Speed.
stneM. Ohio. Aug. 2& — Edwin W. Ha-gar.
president Of the Xet: ird Works, was
night in an aototaokasi accirtent near
this city. His body was found under the ma
chine, !>urie<l tn mil '• anil water His neck was
Tii • pf iftfWl of the controlling levtr
hat the car was running at high speed
when the a rddent occurred.
WOMAN HTTRT EY AUTOMOBILE.
She and Companion Thrown to the Ground
from a Buggy.
Haro!.i Smith, of Dobbs Ferry, was arrested at
Tonkers last night, charged with recklessly run
ning Ma automobile in Yonk*rs-ave. Mrs. Caro
line Sager. who was taken to St. John's Hospi
tal with 'several ribs broken. 13 the complainant.
Mrs. Sager was driving in a buggy with Mrs. M
LawtOD, and near Jerome-aye. she drove to one
Mide to allow a machine to pass. As she did so
started to pass from the rear to the front
of th* first auto and crashed into the buggy. Mrs.
r?ager and her companion were thrown heavily to
the ground, and several of her ribs were broken
an«l her back was wrenched. She was taken to
the hospital and Smith was locked up.
DE NAVABBO AUTO DRIVER TO JAIL.
First Sentence of Its Kind Ever Given at
[BT TELKGnJIFH TO THE IBSSWm.]
Newport. R. I- Aug. 25.-A.jDe Navarro. of New-
York is to-night without an automobile driver, the
latter having been sent to the Newport County
jail this morning for five days for speeding the De
Navarre automobile. Last week the driver.
Michael Woods, was fined for fast driving, but to
day Judge Baker decided on a Jail sentence, the
Orsi ever given in Newport for the offence.
The arrest was made on the complaint of William
Payne Thompson, of New-York, who says that on
Friday night last he had to stop his machine so
'luuklv in Carroll-ave.. in order to prevent a col
lision "with the De Navarrp machine, that his ma
', hlne was damaged. Woods went to the police sta
tion in th° automobile, but after receiving his sen
tence Mr. De Navarro had to take the machine
MARTIN EMPLOYES HTJHT IN "AFTO "
Were Going to Church in Newport — Ma
[BT TBLEGRAPH TO THB TRIBUNE.]
Newport, R. L*. Aug. 28.— Four people In the em
ploy of Peter D. Martin narrowly escaped serious
injury in an automobile smash-up this mornlns.
which resulted in wrecking the machine, taking the
wheels off a beach wagon and taking a big piece
out of a tree In \V«bster-sc, where the accident
The driver '.eft the Murtln villa with three wi>
men bound for church, and according to r^por's
was going at a good speed. When he turned into
Webstcr-st. the wheels of the automobile struck
the bubs of the wheels of the beach wagon. In
which there were two women. The auiomohile
then swerved and ran into a tree, throwing the four
people out of the machine. The occupants .jf the
*>each wagon wtre not hurt, although the wheels
were taken Oft.
Of the women In the automobile waa badly
hurt and slie was taken to tha Newport Hospital
f;r treatment. The other three were able to look
utter themselves, although being badly bruised.
PRICE THREE OE^TSI
CLOSING ON LIAO-UNG.
MUSSIAXS IX RETREAT.
A I -Shan-Chan Evacuated Undtr.
Pressure South and East.
An-Shan-Chan. on Kuropatkin's sonthern
front, has been evacuated, and the entire Rus
sian eastern division has fallen back on Liao-
Yang. Oku's advance continued, and his ar
tillery was in action yesterday. The heavy
Russian losses in the battle with Kuroki's
troops on August 26 are given as the cause
of the retreat. There was an unconfirmed
rumor in Tokio that Kuroki had cut the Rus
sian line of retreat south of Moukden.
Refugees from Port Arthur say that since
August -2-2 the Japanese attack h;is slackened.
They confirm the report that the Russians had
been driven from one of the northern forts
east of the railway. Three of the battleships
in the harbor — the Retvizan, the Poltava and
and Sebastopol — are said to be badly dam
A joint commission, representing the Rn"»
sian Foreitcn and Marine ministries, will at
once begin the consideration of changes in the
regulations tor contraband ot" war.
BATTLE STILL GOES ON,
Artillery Engagement Yesterday
Russians' X arrow Lines.
London. Aug. 2S.— According to a dispatch to
the Central News from LJao-Yang to-day, an
artillery battle has been going on since S o'clock
this morning near Liao-Yang. The Russian
main position, the dispatch says, is what wa»
formerly the outpost line of the Liao-Yang gar
Llao-Yang. Aug. « (7:10 p. m.).— The Russian
forces have been disappointed by another unex
pected withdrawal. The whole eastern division
and the troops on the An-Shan-Chan position
have been ordered to fall back to positions near
er Liao-Yang just as the soldiers were expect
ing another advance.
The advance from the south is apparently be
ing pushed home. Sounds of artillery from that
direction are plainer than they were yesterday.
The Russians retired from An-3han-Chan yes
ttrday after a fight which began on the morn
ing of August "0. and continued in a desultory
manner all day and night.
Arrangements for a battle had been completed
by night time, when the order to retire was
given on account of the situation to the east.
RUSSIAN TP.OOPS DISHEARTENED.
It:c. order was received with, disappointment
by the troops. The retirement was made in an
The >lain between An-Shan-Chan and Hal-
Cheng was covered with Japanese troops, who
bur.-.-l the bridge and shelled the railway sta
tion after the Russian retirement.
The Russian losses amounted to 300.
The Japanese are advancing with great ra
The Chinese at Liao-Tang are bringing out
women an.: children, which they usually do
when expecting a Japanese advance.
The Russians had sustained a hot artillery
Rght all of August 2G on the eastern front, but
held all their positions.
At 5 o'clock in th» evening The Associated
Press correspondent crossed over to the left
Rank. The understanding was that the Rus
sians would concentrate heavily in the na»)rning,
for an attack of the Japanese in that direction,
and the surprise was greater therefore at the
oi'.er to retire.
KUROPATKIN'S FORCE OUTNUMBERED.
The explanation is given that the Tenth
Corps, especially General Herschelmann's divi
sion, on the extreme left, was confronted by a
greatly superior force of Japanese. Though toe
Russians fought bravely and held ail their posi
tions, they huu lost an Immense number of
Most probably the retirvment from the An-
Shan-Chan position arose from the same reason,
tor the whole mountain division, as well aj the
eastern troops, retreated, apparently not from,
the pressure of the Japanese, but for strategic
The rains had made a thick and binding: mud,
which almost paralyzed wagon transport and.
made the movement of guns even more difileult.
Though the Japanese witnessed the slow re
tirement of th? eastern division, they made no
attempt to follow the Russians, being apparent
ly exhausted by the duel of August '_ i and 2a.
and the desperate and unsuccessful all day at
tack of August 20.
To-day the sound of cannonading is heard
plainer in Liao-Yung. It is more to th^ south
than to the southeast.
The Jap. advancing- aiong thm
entire front, moving a large force up the vailss/
ot the Li-i.O River.
August 2(x—^he rapid advance of the Japan
ese has forced their fighting line to within about
ten miles of Liao-Tang. east and south, and
guns are now heard north and east on the Tal-
After 3 o'clock yesterday the Japanese suc
ceeded In commanding Kaofengshik from Pao
shankan. where their advance first began as.
August 23, and also from their position at
Liangcbikshan on the east, in such a way as to
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farce the Russian centre and right flank to evac
uate Wish flu to-day.
At 3:30 o'clock yesterday Japanese shells from
a concealed battery near Paoshankan began
falling in the road west of Kaofengshik. leading
to Lla4>-TaßSi thus threatening to sever com
munication with Dm west. The Russians still
controlled the read t > MM north.
The Japanese In ceased in the evening, but
began again this momins upon the Kaofengshijc
position, but as the Russians did not reply th*
J&p ay ese apparently suspended their operations
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