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err.-r. t: • ;. :■.'.-,-:>= and he commandants an.', at
public buildings. . .. .. r ' »
!\r«:*U"t reports "are ? la' circulation cr.oe-rn
l.p renditions at tbe garrison.
> Th« French Consul hero has been instructed
by Ma government, In case of necessity, >to give
refuge to all fugitives without retard to nation
ality. .'-'•',•;. "/. ' 'V*' :?■['.■ :■ \
IUSIXGS IN PROVINCES.
'Conditions at Uzovka Scriq7iS'-*-War
. 272 the Cancan!;*. ;.2 : ' v
{ TJsovka, Aug. s.— ln spite of the proclamation '
W tbe governor general to take "extraordinary
aneacures" In case the men still laboring In the
mines should cease work, the summons from St.
Petersburg to a general strike has met the ap
probation of workmen here. The., postal, tele
graph and telephone employes to-day expressed
their willingness to strike, and even an officer
of Cossacks said he viewed the strike - with
satisfaction. • -fij ?
Workmen In the Monagova pits to the num
ber of 2.500 went on strike to-day after Cos
sacks had broken up their meeting and whipped
three of the resisting miners to death.
Soldiers have been detailed to pump out the
flooded mines. . !
The Emperor's manifesto dissolving the tower ;
house was posted here to-day.
Elisavetpol. Aug. The race war between
Tartars and Armenians at Shusha began again
yesterday with greater fury, and fights and
massacres continue to-day.
Samara. Aug. The fighting organization of
the revolutionists has issued a proclamation
avowing responsibility for the assassination on
August 3 of Governor Block, of this city. Many
arrests have been made. The Governor's body
was torn into fragments by the bomb.
Voronezh. Aug. Peasants of Bolgusha. who
had assembled for the village fair, to-day at
tacked a passing patrol of Cossacks. The latter
replied with two volleys. A number of peasants
were killed or wounded. .
Ekaterinoslav. Aug. The conductor of a
streetcar was arrested here to-day for reading
to his passengers, among whom were several
soldiers, accounts of the mutiny at Sveaborg.
Minsk, Aug. — Two workmen have been ar
rested at the barracks here for distributing rev
olutionary proclamations among the troops.
Poltava. Aug. The torch has been set to
the stables and granaries on the estate of Prin
cess Chaplitsky. A flour mill also was de
stroyed.
Riga, Aug. — At a congress of Baltic land
owners, held here to-day, a resolution was
passed in favor of the sale of crown and church
lands and the gradual expropriation of estates
In excess of an established maximum. No peas
ant family owning more than fifty acres may ob
tain land under this system.
The Baltic nobles, up to the present time, have
been opposed to the expropriation of land.
THE VISTULA UHE TIED if
Gcrn.an Authorities Issue Notice Kef using
to Accept Freight.
Bromberg. Russia. Aug. s.— The German rail
road authorities announce that they will not ac
cept freight for points on the line of the Rus
sian Vistula Railroad, as the line has refused to
forward it.
GENERALS IN A DUEL.
Encounter Expected Between Andre
and Dc Negrier.
'. Paris. Aug. I. — It is probable that a duel will
be fought to-morrow afternoon by General
Andre, ex-Minister of War. and General de
Xegrier. in consequence of statements in Gen
eral Andre's memoirs concerning General de
Xegrler which the latter has declared to be un
true. The principals have chosen their seconds,
but the arrangements for the duel have not yet
been concluded.
WELCOME HARVARD CREW
London Press Hopes Race Will Be
Made Annual Affair.
London. Aug. €. — The visit to England of the
Harvard oarsmen is warmly welcomed by the
London 'newspapers this morning, and the race
with the Cambridge crew is awaited with the keen
est interest. This interest is heightened because
the Americans use the same style of rowing that
is in vogue at the English universities.
Great credit is given H. C Lehmann for bring
ing about the contest and the hope is generally
expressed that this visit may result in an annual
race between the winners of the Oxford-Cambridge
and Yale-Harvard contests.
"The Tribute" says it will be an epoch-making
face, and one of the bigpest things In the sport.
"The Daily Telegraph" says there is no doubt that
the Cambridge crew will be fully authorised as a
representative university combination, and adds
that the Harvard rowers frill not accept any of
the hospitable challenges which already have begun
to roach the captain.
Both crews will practice m the same stretch of
river, but Harvard has DO intention to make tests
a-.E^ii.st the watch In the early stages of the prac
tice.
i —
THE NOVIK AT HAKODATE.
Bcssiaa Cruiser Which Had Notable Career
Salvaged by Japanese.
London. Aug. .— "The Daily Mail's" Hako
date correspondent says that the Russian cruiser
Novik. which was driven ashore by two Japan
ese cruisers at Korsakovsk, Saghalien. in Au
gust. 1904. after the sortie from Port Arthur, has
arrived at Hakodate.

AMERICANS PREACH IN LONDON.
London. Aug. *'.—. — large number of the lead
ing pulpits of London were occupied to-day by
prominent American preachers who are here for
the holiday season. They included the Rev. Dr.
Hamlln. of Washington; the Rev. Dr. Tupper,
of New York, and the Rev. Dr. Hoyt, of Phila
delphia. j- : : -■■-';,; : .- ,
AMERICANS ARRESTED IN MEXICO.
Mexico I City. Auk. s.— Three Americans, Fred
Jones, Jerome Turner and W. J. Wilson, have neon
arrested and sent to Bel am prison, charged with
swindling American travellers, who. it is alleged,
they lured to a tower of a cathedral, and induced
them to gamble, producing -i bogus detective when
Pure, Healthful, Refreshing
JijjOi Hit urlo
■' The Queen of Table Waters"
HUNGERS, WOULD KILL
Insane Youth ' Stabs Salesman—
Victim May Die.
■»'--■ ■'->':<■' ■ -. ■ -. -*- " '..'
William C. Pearson, a travelling salesman,
was stabbed in the back while walking- In 23d
street, near Seventh avenue, shortly after 8 a. m.
yesterday by John Karle, a homeless youth, who.
physicians - : say. was suffering from dementia
superinduced by acute hunger.
Earle was . starving, according to his own j
story, when he struck . down Pearson, whom he
bad -never seen before, intending to rob him. He
was taken from the Tenderloin police station to
the Jefferson Market police court, and committed
to BeAevue Hospital for five days to be ex
amined as to his sanity. .
Mr. Pearson left the Marlborouch Hotel early
and started to walk to the West 23d street ferry.
Near Seventh avenue Earle ran up behind Pear
son and plunged a fruit knife, with a blade
nearly six Inches long into Pearson's back near
the heart. . ; .;
Pearson sank to the sidewalk without uttering
a sound. Earle bent over his victim and started
to rifle his pockets, when a dozen men ran out
of a hotel near the corner and started for the
assailant. When Earle saw the men coming he
turned and ran east in 23d street, but was soon
captured by Patrolman Maloney. of the West
30th street station. ■
The young prisoner, weak from exhaustion,
his eyes bulging out of his head, laughed as he
handed the knife to Maloney and said:
"Here** what's left of It."
A charge of felonious assault was preferred
against Earle. and later the prisoner was ar
raigned before Magistrate Flnellte, in the Jef
ferson Market police court.
Pearson is in a serious condition in the New
York Hospital.
In reply to questions put to him by his coun
sel. Michael O'Sulllvan, Earle said:
I made up my mind to kill some one and rob
him. I was hungry. I had eaten nothing since
; Friday night. Yesterday I stole a fruit knife
from a pushcart in Park Row. and a few min
utes before this man came along I made up my
mind to kill some one and rob him. This man
was the first to come along, and I went for him.
NEW WITNESS FOR THAW,
Says He Saw White with Mrs. Thaw
Just Before Shooting.
The defence In the case against Harry Ken
dall Thaw, It was learned yesterday, will try
to prove that Evelyn Nesbit Thaw had met and
been in the company of Stanford White since
her marriage to Thaw. The witness by whom
the defence hopes to prove this is Joseph V.
Jordan, at present the manager of the Hotel
Indian River, at Rockledge, Fla. Mr. Jordan
was th« treasurer of the "Wild Rose" company
in which Evelyn Nesbit had a. part, and dis
charged her while the show was "on the road"
for alleged insubordination. Some weeks ago
he appeared before Assistant District Attorney
Garvan, having been subpoenaed, in company
with James Lederer, who was the manager of
the "Wild Rose" company.
Mr. Jordan refused to say anything to Mr.
Garvan, telling him that he would only testify
when forced to do so by a grand Jury subpoena.
The writ of prohibition secured by the defence,
however, prevented this action, and Mr. Jordan's
evidence was not secured.
Mr. Jordan, it is understood, will swear that
he has seen White and Mrs. Thaw together
within about a week of the shooting.
"I came up from Indian River about three
weeks before the tragedy." Mr. Jordan said. "1
had been here more than a week, and it was
about a week before the shooting that I saw
them together. I had walked from the East Side
toward Broadway and had just passed the
Martha Washington Hotel, in 2flth street, when
I saw Stanford White and Evelyn Nesbit to
gether. I spoke to them, and am certain of my
testimony."
• —
THAW'S LIFE IN THE TOMBS.
Pittsburg Story of Special Privileges Denied
by Warden Flynn.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburgh Aug. 5. — Paul McDonald, who was
brought here a prisoner from New York, spent
thirteen days in the Tombs prison, and tells a
remarkable tale of how Harry K. Thaw spends
i his time. He knew Thaw, he says, before he
met him In prison. He says Thaw spends $150
a day, tips the guards lavishly and enjoys priv
ileges not permitted to the other prisoners. Mc-
Donald says Thaw curses his mother and his
wife, and that his profanity shocks his neigh
bors in the cells, and closes his story by inti
mating that young Mrs. Thaw has special priv- :
lieges.
When Warden Flynn saw the above dispatch
in the Tombs last night he said it was the
"rottenest kind of rot"; that any person familiar
with the Tombs could stamp it as a lie.
"We had a man here by that name," he said.
"He was held here for extradition from July 18
to 31. He was far removed from Thaw. I re
call now that McDonald was in a cell on the
Kirn street side, and Thaw is on the Centre
street side. They were a different variety of
prisoners, and consequently not even on the
same tier. That fact alone shows that Mc-
Donald was 'faking' if he said such things. 1
doubt whether he ever knew Thaw personally. !
Again: Thaw is the only prisoner we have who
refuses to take the usual walk in the yard, so
McDonald could not have met him there. 11l do
Thaw justice. He docs not ask any favors, and. |
except that he refuses to take outdoor exercise I
I have no trouble with him. His visitors are as i
carefully watched as visitors to any other pris- j
oner. They sit and talk with him outside the
cell door and a guard is at a reasonable dis
tance."
FOG DELAYS BIG LINERS.
Fireman, on Celtic a Suicide at Sea Clyde
Fitch Brings New Play. ,
Owing to a heavy fog, three of the four big
liners which docked yesterday were held in the
lower bay for several hours yesterday morning.
The Umbrla, the Columbia and the Celtic w«m
in port shortly after midnight on Saturday, but
did not venture up the bay until the fog lifted.
It was almost noon when some of them reached
their piers. La Gascogne docked last night.
The Celtic ran into heavy seas when she was
a few days out. On August 4J. Invood, a fire
man, caused some excitement by throwing him
self overboard. He was carried away on tha
heavy w?a before a boat was lowered. Nobody
aboard could assign any motive for his action.
Clyde Fitch came back on the Celtic from an
tight months' automobile tour abroad. He j
brought a new play, "The Truth," with him,
which will be produced this season. Speaking
of the stage abroad, Mr. Fitch said:
"There are several successes in London, chief
of which is 'Raffles.' Ther« are several good
■hows in Paris which are drawing good houses,
but in Germany, especially Berlin, there are no
plays which are particularly successful."
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. AUGUST 6. 1906.
During this SI'V.V.rK
while-; you are absent'; on vucu
tion, 'we- are' in town -and will
look after your affairs. • _
Cinn.t iCompaun of Amrrira
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BODER FILES ANSWER.
Denies That He Solicited Campaign
Funds from Civil Employes.
Albany. Aug. Harry H. ■ Bender. State Fiscal
Supervisor, has fifed his answer to the report of
the State Civil Service Commission In the matter
of the alleged violation In. the Department of State
Charities of Section 24 of the Civil Service law.
prohibiting the soliciting of campaign funds. The
report, in part, follows:
To the Governor:
The undersigned, as Fiscal Supervisor of State
Charities, respecting the charges contained In the
report of th» State Civil Service Commission, pur
suant to your notification of July 21. ISO 3, respect
fully states, shows and answers as follows:
Flint— report la a combination of statements.
Inferences, conclusions and arguments concerning
the evidence and the law applicable thereto accom
panied by the exhibits containing the complaint
upon which the Investigation before the Civil Ser
vice Commission was instituted, and the evidence
taken before the commission; And as it is Insisted
that many of the statements and conclusions drawn
by the commission are not supported by the evi
dence and that the summary is not complete, this
respondent respectfully requests that the Governor
Should refer to and consider the evidence itself
rather that the summary or abstract thereof con
tained In the report. ' *
Second— respondent further answering such
charges, denies that any evidence was produced
before the commission which tended to show that
he had any knowledge of political contributions
solicited or received by Herbert F. Prescott in the
office of the fiscal supervisor, or that he himself
had received a political contribution from a subor
dinate. George W. Hohbs. chief clerk in the office',
within the meaning of or contrary to the Civil
Service law, and he denies the charge that he did
receive any contribution from Mr. Hobbs in the
fiscal supervisor's office or elsewhere, In violation
of any provision of the law.
Third— respondent affirms that the testimony
given by the interested witness. Doty, and by his
son, /on the one hand, is not entitled to as much
weight as the testimony of the witnesses Thompson
and L'Hommedleu on the other.
Fourth— respondent also denies that he ever
exercised any official influence, directly or indirect
ly, affirmatively or negatively, to induce political
or campaign contributions in his department or
elsewhere, or that he did not use his official' in
fluence and authority to prevent violations of the
law, or that he had been Informed or had any
knowledge prior to the institution of the investiga
tion by the Civil Service Commission that Mr.
Prescott had had any of the interviews or made
any of the requests for money as political con
tributions of any of the clerks or subordinates in
his department referred to in the testimony of the i
witnesses, and he specifically denies' the truth of
the testimony of Mr. Doty to the effect that he.
Doty, could hot pay the amount asked, or that he
had any such conversation with Doty as testified
to by him.
Fifth— respondent further says that no
notice or warning against political assessments by
Governor Odell was received at his department dur
ing the fall of I£<M; and that when such notice was
received from the present Governor it was. at the
personal direction of the respondent, conspicuously
posted in the genera! office of his department,
where none of the employes could fail to see It.
Sixth— respondent also denies that at the
time when he sent the letter to the witness Way
referred to in the report he (Mr. Way) held the
office of or was acting as harbor master of or at the
City of Albany.
Seventh— respondent also denies that there is
any evidence to sustain the suspicion, surmise, in
ference or conjecture of the commission, stated as
a charge In the report that he, "Mr. Bender and I
Mr. Prescott. acting with a common purpose and
understanding," or otherwise, "sat at the receipt of
custom for the collection of political contributions
from the employes In the office"; and he emphati
cally denies the allegation or charge.
Eighth— This respondent has hereinbefore, after
a careful examination of the report, endeavored to
separate and specifically deny each and every
charge, allegation or statement of fact constituting
or tending to constitute a breach, violation or disre
gard of the Civil Service law on his part.
Ninth— Finally. in closing this part of the answer
the respondent respectfully begs leave to call the
Governor's attention to and to point out exactly
what he has been charged with and found guilty of
by the commission.
1. He has been charged with and found guilty of
receiving for transmission at the request of the
donor and of transmitting a certain unsolicited and,
voluntary contribution for political purposes.
In answer he admits that one of his subordi
nates handed to him checks and requested him to
transmit them to the treasurer of the State Com
mittee as a political contribution, but denies that
what he did in this respect was prohibited by or
In any way a violation of the Civil Service or any
other law.
2. He Is charged with and held responsible
for certain alleged acts of one of his subordinates
which were not brought to his knowledge.
In answer he says that whether he can or should
be held responsible or accountable (were the fact
true) is. as advised by counsel, a matter of law
which is hereafter considered, but he submits that
in Justice and fair play he ought not to be held
accountable or responsible.
3. He is charged with and found guilty of
not appearing personally before the commission
and giving testimony in his own behalf.
In answer he says that in this regard he acted
on his own opinion, judgment and belief as well as
that of his counsel. He believed then and was so
advised that no violation of law on his part had
been shown or proven against him, and that there
was no reason why he should go upon the stand
in the absence of any case against him. or to pro
claim or prove his innocence of some undefined
and wholly unproved and unsubstantiated charge or
charges. He is still so advised and still so be
lieves, and he says that in any event, under our
system of Jurisprudence, his silence or failing to
take the stand in his own defence ought not to be
held or taken against him. or as an admission on
his part, or as in any way tending to support or
prove any charge against him. But in this pro
ceeding before the Governor he now meets and
answers in person all the charges and Insinuations
made, against him.
Eleventh— This respondent, in * conclusion, desires
to state in all frankness and sincerity that while
he has endeavored to perform his official duties
strictly in accordance with his understanding of
the provisions of the Civil Service law and of all
other laws directly or Indirectly appertaining to
his office, he had not in fact read section twenty
four of the Civil Service '.aw prior to the institu
tion of the investigation before the commission, and
did not know that there was a statutory provision
referring to the mere receipt of a political contribu
tion in his office or department.
Wherefore, this respondent submits and respect
fully insists that there is no ground shown in tho
evidence for his removal from office, and that the
application for his removal should therefore be
denied and this proceeding dismissed.
CANDIDACY A BLIND.
Political Ruse to Weaken Would-Be
District Leader.
The charge Is openly made in the 33th Assembly
District, Fordharn, that Al Llebeneau, who is run
ning for district leader against Joseph I. Berry end
Alderman W. H. Morris, is really a Haffen man.
placed in the field as a blind in the hope that ha
may weaken the candidacy of Berry.
It is an open secret that Louis F. Haffen's lieu
tenants are working for Liebeneau, as they have
been distributing his campaign matter through tho
district. George Gene-, one of Haffen's stanch fol
lowers, does not deny that be is with Uebeneau In
the fight, and la willing to spend money, if ncces
nary. to help the young man. who is ostensibly
Hgiiirmt Haffen. Patrick H.'Lennon, corporation in
spector in the municipal building, under Haffen.
has come out openly for Lieh.>nenu. Lennon is
Haffen's district captain at lllchbridge. A well
known resident of The Bronx said:
What you tell me is common property, and has
been known all over the borough for some time
The stand that George Get* has taken is astonish
ing. Hp is one of Ix>uls Haffen's stanchest
friends, and how he can reconcile the fact tlv«t
he is supporting L,i«>b«*nea>i, Haflfen'B enemy on the
surface, at least, goes beyond my comprehension'
for Li''beneau is running against \V. H. Morris iii
the 35th. and he must necessarily he an enemy of
Hun>n"s. The men you have mentioned aro office
holders. Do you suppose they could hold their
Jobs if flu y worked against the interests of Louis !
F. Haffen? It is plain to anybody that there Is a !
great deal of trickery and device going on. but it '
will fail in the end, rest assure:!. The long j
filuniDrrinj? and docile people of This borough have
been awakened, and have made up their minds to
get rid of this rabid dictatorship, which has for
some time reigned supreme.
The Young Mpn's Club of the 2ist Election District I
of tl;.- :C.th Assembly Dixtrict has paiwed resolu- ;
tions favoring the candidacy of Joseph I. Berry, '
and plc-d«inß him its untiring support. The reso- ,
lutiona also denounci Louis F. Flatten. ,
SENATOR CULLOM'B PLURALITY 35,000. ;
Chicago, Aug. -Later returns from the primary j
election in Illinois yesterday BROW thru the advisory i
vote for United States Senator will give United
Btates Senator Cullom » plurality of ahout 33.C00 \
over ex-Go v»nn»r Richard Yates.
i THE MONTAGU A TOTAL WRECK. '
London. Aug. .1. — The Admiralty has abandoned
attempts to refloat the Brittab battleship Montagu.
which ran Lahore In a fox oft Shutter l'olnt, Luhdy
JiUadvca May 30.
THREE ■■..HUNDRED; LOST.
Continued from 3r«t pan* 1 . .
organise a system of life saving. This was not
accomplished, for the vessel suddenly cither
broke In half or slipped off the rocks and went
down in deep water. [ The captain purposely
sank with his ship.
A steamer engaged in rescue work has reached
port. She has on board the bodies of several
children.
The Austrian Consul at- Rio Janeiro mm
saved. He lost a targe amount of money when
the vessel went down.
The government has issued instructions that
every posulbte measure for the relief of the
stricken people shall be taken.
A fleet of trawlers happened to be only about
one hundred yards away when the Sirio struck.
The skippers of these boats went at once to the
rescue, thereby jeopardising the safety of their
own vessels. The survivors of the Sirio unite in
praising the conduct of the captains of the trawl
ers Jo yon Miguel and Vicenta LJicar ». The
former steamed close to the side of the sinking
ship and took off three hundred persons. The
crew of this trawler endeavored to sheer off.
fearln* that their boat would be sunk, where
upon the captain drew his revolver, levelled it at
his men and shouted:
As lons as it Is possible to take off another
passenger we will not move!
. The deck of the Joven Miguel became so
crowded with the terror stricken survivors that
the skipper was obliged, in order to prevent his
boat from capsizing. Co force them down into
the hold at the point of his revolver. ,-;
The Vicenta Llcano saved two hundred per
sons and an old fisherman, sailing a dingy,
alone saved twelve. A rollcall taken on shore
shows that 886 persons from the Sirlo are miss
ing, but it is believed that a few were token on
board French and German steamers, which con
tinued their voyage after the Sirio sank.
It is said that a large number of the first and
second cabin passengers were drowned, their
cabins being the first to go under water. .
Many heartrending incidents are related. A
group of six children clambered into the shrouds
of the Sirio while their mothers were taken oft
by one of the trawlers. The Slrlo sank before
the children could be rescued. The frantic
mothers watched their children as they were
engulfed. The children uttered piercing shrieks
as they were drawn under the waves. It was
with difficulty that the women were restrained
from jumping into the sea. A monk among the
passengers was drowned while kneeling on deck.
The Austrian consul at Rio Janeiro Jumped
into the sea wearing a lifebelt. He noticed a
woman and child near him on the point of going
down. He gave up his belt to them and tried to
swim ashore. He was almost exhausted when
rescued by a fishing vessel.
Among the drowned is the prior of the Bene
dictine Order, with headnuarters in London. All
the stokers went down with the ship. They
were unable to reach the deck in time to save
themselves.
A large number of the survivors desire to
return home, and insist on travelling by land.
Alicante. Spain. Aug. The captain of the
French steamer Marie Louise, which has arrived
here from Cartagena, relates having witnessed
the foundering of the Sirio from a point close to
that vessel. He says he was remarking to his
mate upon the dangerous course the Birlo was
taking when the Italian steamer, going ahead at
full speed, suddenly stopped and her bow was
seen to lift. The Marie Louise changed her
course and went toward the Sirio. ?♦.- V :
There was a loud explosion as the boilers of
the Sirlo burst. Shortly after this dead bodies
began to float by the French steamer, and those
on board could hear the shrieks of the drowning
people. The Marie Louise launched a boat and
picked up twenty-five persons, who were sent
to Hormigas Island. The steamer herself res
cued twenty-nine persons more and brought
them here.
The Slrlo was an iron vessel of 4,141 tons and 5.01?
horsepower. She was built at Glasgow in 1883. and
was owned by the Navigasione Ttaljana, of Genoa.
She sailed from Genoa on August 2.
KNIVES FREELY USED.
Brutal Scenes Reported After the
Steamer Struck.
London. Aug. The Madrid correspondent of
"The Daily Telegraph" describes the Sirio dis
aster as one of the worst on record. The Italian
emigrants, with knives in their hands and with
out regard for the women or children, fought
with 'the greatest brutality for the possession of
life buoys and boats. Many were killed or
wounded, including several members of the
crew who were attacked by emigrants.
When the captain saw the vessel was lost, and
that the emigrants had captured the boats, he
committed suicide by shooting with a revolver.
The other officers then lost their heads, and
there was nobody to direct the work of rescue.
Eyewitnesses give awful pictures of the
brutal panic on board. For half an hour the
emigrants were masters of the situation,
completely overcame the crew by sheer for;.-* of
numbers, and this in spite of the efforts of tha
officers, who tried to save the women and chil
dren first.
One report even says, the correspondent con
tinues, that a group of emigrants approached
one of the ship's boats, which already was full
and which was about to be launched, and dis
lodged the people, killing several with their
knives. Just as they were about to occupy the
boat themselves another body of armed emi
grants came up. and a fierce fight for possession
of the lifeboat followed.
Many of the survivors brought ashore were
seriously wounded. Some of the Injured subse
quently died.
It Is reported that the Spanish singer Lola
Mllanes was among the drowned.
SIGNAL CORPS APPARATUS SUCCEEDS.
Duplexing Equipment for Alaskan Cable
, Made Quickly and Cheaply.
Washington, Aug. The signal corps head
quarters in this city has been advised that the
cable duplexing apparatus sent to Seattle for
use on the Alaskan cable has been a complete
success. As soon as the cable ship Burnslde
completes its work of laying cables between the
forts defending the entrance to Puget Sound,
which piobably will be in about a week, it will
go to Alaska and ' install duplexing equipment
at the Alaskan end, thus giving the Alaskan
cable, which is now overtaxed, twice the capac
ity it has at present.
The duplexing equipment for use on the
Alaskan cable is the first ever manufactured In
this country, and was made in the signal corps
shops in Washington at a cost that is &.'2,4mhi
less than manufacturers offered, to make it for.
It was also made In several months' less time
than manufacturers would contract to make it
for. v?. : ;,;^
HELD IN BLACKMAILING CASE.
Pasquale Greco, who was found early Satur
day bound and gagged in a hallway on First
avenue and told a long story about being kid
napped by a gang of men. was arraigned aa a
prisoner before Magistrate Flnelite in Jefferson
Market Court yesterday. He was charged witn
being implicated in a cane of blackmailing and
was held in $2.30(1 bail to give the police an op-
VoriusiUr to investigate the case.
f IMPORTANT SALE \
BEGINNING MONDAY. AUGUST ' 6TH.
Highest Quality Worsted Suits,. |
Blue and Black Serge Suits,
Outing Goats and Trousers
of Flannel and Worsted
None teas less than $25 tip to £35. .
$ 19. 50
FW. or no. vexatious alterations: we fit aS shapes Iron
1< "Shoris" to "Long?," with equal baby and fefaaty. No
A ..cut the high character of the woolens; they an
■1 guaranteed. No doubt about die tailoring; it is our own. -
No doubt bout the reduction being real; our war J for it
StiQrrb Worsted* of the highrnt quality exquisitely tail
ored; delightful <imj rffrctn in Tireed* end Cheviot*;
clear, true blue *crgi'#: «/*<> black. Outing suit a of the
hiyhest quality tropical stuff*. $10-10 instead of up to £33.
Men's Imported $i.oo Underwear a (-£.
Broken lots of Bnlbhggnn and lisle. A ways Ret- -+*5
u!arlysi.OO. *^
Smith, Gray £r Co,,
BROADWAY AT 3IST ST.. NEW YORK.
FULTON ST. AT FL ATBUSH AYE.
BROADWAY AT BEDFORD AYE.. BROOKLYN.
V J
fLINTSpNEpJRNITURE (^
FOUNDED 1843 -FLINT QUALITY*
THE. AUGUST SALL
and Price Reductions
Continue
P ARLOLR "^ L j IBKARV "^
ARLOUR i« IBRARY ] I
-I- ' FURNITURE -H I FURNITURE
D . Dj. . One-third Reduction
race Reductions _ . _„
/% t r\- ,i.i Bookcases, Tables
€ of One-third Umpng Chain
Lounging Chairs
have been marked on all Incom- Club Chairs, Davenports
plete and Sample Suites, and ) Divans, Settees, Rockers
on Single Pieces of which the \ . Desks, Writing Tables
designs have been discontinued fa Oak and Mahogany, ako L> \
m our own factories, or of which hotawed and Seni-Uphokercc?. In
no more can be obtained from j complete and Sample Suites asd Odd
the French and Italian Cabinet J Pieces in discontinued dejigm , ire
Makers ) \ reduced one-third in pike. J
V -J V. — . ,— ' i
j~T
D eh ROOM * D ! RASS BEDS
-y-J FURNITURE M AND BEDDING
■ Mahogany (plain and inlaid) More than 200 beds in 14 &■"
3 Oak, Maple, Birch and EnameL continued designs, widths rom
\ Partial Suites, Matched Pieces 3 feet to 4 feet 6 inches, are
j and Individual Bureaux. Chif- Reduced One-third
| foniers, Dressing Tables, Cheval . p.
jj Glasses. Beds, Rockers. Chairs. m rnce
i Costumers. Tables. Desks. These are the superlative Bra j
5 Wardrobes and Washstands are Bed values of year . Springs
| Reduced One-third and Flint's Sanitary Bedding tot
I I in Price i leach of the beds if desired. J
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I Il\ ' UGS. BOTH ORIENTAL AND DOMESTIC. SUITABLE FOR EVERY ROC j
I 11 AND IN A WIDE VARIETY OF COLORINGS. SIZES AND DESIGNS. I
I I ARE ALSO REDUCED ONE-THIRD IN PRICE. J
V ■ — — '
Geo C Flint Co
j 43-45-47 WEST 23rd STREET '
k. . i ■■ ■ mm,., m, -- fcj Jg* »«M^
TOM JOHNSON'S EULOGY OF BEYAN.
"World Now Acknowledging His Bagged
Sincerity"— Programme for Reception.
When Williams Jennings Bryan returns to this
country on August SO. Thomas F. Smith, secre
tary of Tammany Hall, will read at the meeting
the letters received from Governors. ex-Govern
ors, Senators and leading merchants throughout
the country. In his letter of acceptance of
chairman at the meeting Mayor Tom L. Johnson
of Cleveland said:
What all the world is now acknowledging we
have realized throughout the vicissitudes of Mr.
Bryan's career. In the charm of his oratory and
the steady march of his thoughts, the simple
skill of his political tactics and the broad prom
ises of his statesmanship, and his Ideals of citi
zenship, his noble standard of manhood and the
magnetism of his personality, we have always
seen what the world is now discovering— the
supreme influence of his rugged sincerity.
Letters indorsing tire reception have been re
ceived in tUe last few days from M. J. Cunning
ham. Attorney General of Louisiana; Chief Jus
tice Clark, of North Carolina; Joaephna Daniels,
Democratic National Committee of North Caro
lina; Bradley B. Smalley, ex-Senator J. C. S.
Blackburn. Henry George, E. L. Jones, chairman
of the Democratic State Committee of Maine:
Senator Stone, of Missouri; ex-< Ji»v» Franols
of Missouri. Senator Tillman. of Georgia; Gov
ernor Edward A. Chamberlain of Oregon, and
other prominent men. : ■■-■'.■. \ !
Governor Folk will have hi* headquarters at
tho Hotel Gotham, and will be accompanied by
a large delegation. There are to l>e only two
formal speeches in Madison Square Garden — by
Augustus Thomas, the- playwright, and Mr.
Bryan. Henry W. Walker, of this city, will
open the meeting and Introduce Governor Folk,
who will in turn introduce Mayor Tom I* John
pon as presiding olSlcer. Mr. Johnson will then i
Introduce Mr Thomas and Mr Bryan. After
the meeting Mr Bryan will speak briefly to the i
crowd in Madison Square Park.
TO TRY TO BAR MORMON VOTE.
lily T*!«|:rai>h '" The Tribune.]
C«*ur TAi-iie. Idaho, Aug. .— At a conference at
the Dem > -rule State Convention Senator Dubols
declared this afternoon that neither he r.or any
other candidate on the Democratic ticket had a
ghont of a show for election, on account of the
Mormon vote. He said he would Insist on the adop
tion of ii r r«omt!on at he convention favorinj; the
r<-ei.«ctm«»nt of the ntntute requirii!K ■!! voters to
roaiater an oath that they are not iiolygumiaisi. A
resolution : dnratag iiryuti tor President, it la pre-
Clcted, will o<i passed.
EDICT AGAIXST OPU >l
China May Issue Decree Forbidding
Use of Drug.
London. Aug. 6.— ln a dispatch from P6sl=?«
in which he discusses the opium trad*. t»w*^
respondent of "The Tim»3~ expresses tß* •■■■
that China ill ask India to consent to an ■••
nual reduction in the Import to China, •■**
would hay* the effect of extinguishing the na«»
In ten years. As an evidence of <ooa Mn»
China will issue an Imperial edict eonaeasKo
;he use of opium, forbidding the empk>yn»al»
the Rovernment service of any opium eater, a»
ordering an annual reduction in the cuUl'anam
of the native poppy which will lead to tat •■•
Unction of this plant in ten years.
FOUR INJURED IN RUNAWAY.
[By Telegraph to Th» T^l^une.T
Cleveland. Aug. s.— Mrs. Anna Ball, of New Tot*.
was injured, perhaps fatally, in a runaway in **5?1
vi. w v vmetr-ry to-day and three women «♦"*
were also badly hurt. The accident «a« caasMß*.
the breaking of the harness. .Mrs. Ball Juib*— -»
from the buggy. _
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to check or on certificate.
Interest allowed at best
permissible rate.
Performs all the func
tions of a Trust Company*
With Its extensive equipment, US
large r^ources, its wide range of
experience and activities, it Is able
to serve its clients in ir.ore ways
and with greater thoroughness
than any other similar institution.
Finance^ Committee la charge of
Banking interests:
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Prff Uent. Jacob H. Scruff.
K. T. B»<lf< r.l. J*mr» Speyrr
VAttar U M»rs«nn. F..lw»r.JO S'«n»
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AMD TRUST
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176 b roadway . New York.
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