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TRUMP BIG TIM'S TRICK?
rlJ y IS SEX ATE I.AMK.
Marks, Under Sullivan's Displeas
ure. Mnj* Run. Despite Him.
Senator Jacob Marks Is likely to run as an in
aei,erd>nt candidate for State Senator and ups^t
organization of a legislative brokerage bMt
*tc S undergoing establishment by "Big Tim"
taUivsn. who some time ago resigned from Con-
f itt=g that he might return to the State Sen
* It is « rich, rare asd racy political tale told by
th friends of Marks, who allege that Sullivan
«nd Murphy are playing fast and loose with the
Senator, so as to get Mm out of the way.
paries Is too independent to suit Tammany
Htll- In the last session Senator Grady. with
orders from Sullivan and Murphy, told him over
r,Q over again to "stand without hitching," and
jje would not stand. He voted against various
Sagrant steals favored by Tammany, and got
lilinself disliked by the big corporate interests
vhich have been in the habit of getting what
they pay for at Albany.
The conduct of Marks, perhaps, more than
anything else, prompted "Big Tim" to give up
•Washington, where the water was deep, and go
to Air** l ?, where his pike pole would touch bot
tom. Men like Marks were disorganizing the
fvctfTn. So Murphy and Sullivan fixed up a
plan to take Marks out of the Senate and put
Mm in the political dark hole for an Indefinite
A Supreme Court justiceship was dangled be
fore Marks, who was told that his place was on
the bench. The Senator was greatly taken with
the idea. "Judge Marks" had a pleasant sound
to him. It would be fourteen years, with a
alary of $17,500 a year, and that is not so bad
for. a young man. following one term in the
Senate. So all the big and little Tammany men
raid it was "Marks for the bench."
Meanwhile Alderman John T. McCall was
groom"! for Marks's place at Albany. John is
warranted to "stand without hitching." He
never misunderstands orders, and he is gifted
with oratory which can make black look white If
the transformation is desired by "the boss."
Dunn and Coggey agreed to the plan In the 16th
District. Maurice Featherson agreed to it in the
]Sth. and Slnnott put his "O. K." on It in the
;mh. On Thursday night, at Manhattan Beach,
c little dinner party was given for McCall. and
every one said he was of Senatorshtp size.
Meanwhile Marks has been thinking hard. He
discovered that the judiciary nominations are
set for October 10. while the Senate nominations
■re on October 4. If McCall took his place on the
4th, hat assurance had he that on the 10th a
judicial nomination would be handed over to
Mm? He remembered how Murphy 'lost" Cor
r-oratios. Counsel Delany last fall, and then he
rude several searching Inquiries. He discovered
that Fulilvan and Murphy would not have him In
the Senate or on the bench.
HI? researches revealed another interesting
condition of affair?. Senator McCarren for some
lime ha? b*»en able to call on two or three Brook
lyn Senators whenever Important corporate In
terests have been attacked in Albany. His
potentiality made him a great favorite below
Maiden Lane. Sullivan discovered this. That
to why he withdrew from Crongress. Why should
not he have something of the sort hfmself ?
To start with, he had Jack Fltagerald, who
cried for 70 cent gas all last session, but refused
m votr- for a bill for 80 cent gas. Fitxgerald waa
on*. 'Big Tim" himself was two., and John T.
McTaH would make three. With two such 'trus
tiw" h* waa confident of doing a "fine business."
But tli» times are parlous, and Marks woke up
kefstc ?he chloroform overpowered him. Now he
■aati it in writing. If Murphy and Sullivan do
rot assent to his going on the bench he will run
Mependently for Senator, and very likely have
rhf H^ar=t and Republican Indorsement. The
Sullivan m*n are saying harsh things about him.
A BIjOW TO HEARST
Wcstehestcr County to Go Solid for
It «as definitely settled yesterday that West-
Bfester Cotmtjr will not be for Hearst, when
Ftat" Commttteesnaa Walsh and ex-Mayor Flske
capture} the 4th Assembly District Democratic
ion. held at the Mount Klsoo Opera
The combination which is allied with Mayor
OW has nine out of the twelve dele
• the state convention at Buffalo and. as
1 prevail, the solid vote of West
v. il! b*» cast for Jerome.
The victory of yesterday was accomplished
the Walsta people threw out the Hearst
o*>i*- g aT«?s from White Plains, headed by James
, and seated a contesting delegation, led
by Edmund G. Sutherland, one of the editors of
# Tf' VTnlie Plains Reporter." who recently held
th*- contract for printing "The City Record" In
Bew York. Th'? convention also indorsed M. J.
Walsh for State ("ommltteeman. The state dele-
RStea '-W-ted were: K. O. Sutherland, of White
Daniel Warren, of Rye, and G. W. Ger
lecbe. of Torktoem.
!? iff reported that the Hearst people will con
*'«' ■!] of the conventions in Westchester, on the
ground 'hat the primaries were not properly
WAYNE HEARST FIGHT KEHEWBD.
Member of Opposing Faction Made Chairman
of County Committee.
Lyons. N. V.. Aug. 24.— The fight of the Hearst
•r.<l —«rl ffesisl factions of the Democratic party
for the control of the Wayne County Democratic
"—raftfrßt was renewed here to-day, and probably
Rill N» taken before the state convention at Buffalo.
at the county district convention early this
month County Chairman diaries P. Williams, a.
Hearst leader, was In control, and the delegates
to the Buffalo convention, headed by himself, were
lnetro».-t«'d for Henn«t for Governor. At to-a.iy a
meeting of the county committee for organization
Charles S. Ford, who is said to be of the anti-
Hearst faction, was chosen chairman in place or
Abraham Gruber Says Republicans Must i
name Strong Candidate. ;
Abraham Gruber, Republican state committee- '
man. who** proxy was voted by his partner. Mr. :
nicott. with th* O4HI men at th« meeting of the [
Mate <~"mmitt«* last Ti**k. returned to town ••-- <
t^rday from the Adirondack*;.
"I foun£ plenty ct Hearst sentiment everywhere
1 went." raid Colonel <srul*-r. "It is as prevalent •
among Bhoj»;t«»er>«"rs as it is among men working si j
a tTiic. It strike* mo thai Hearst is going to poll
a We vote up the euite. I think we will have to ,
i;r.r-,e a very ftronß candidate against him."
TAMMAHY LEADERS RUN HOME. ;
Jerome's Rallying Cry a Quietus — Have* ;
and O'Brien Absent.
Sheriff Nicholas J. Have*, summoned by District
Attorney Jerome in hi» call to stand forth and do
i-attl* against bossos like Murphy and Hearst.
Cualiauttl <m ■■rnaa peso.
_ To -Afir. fnir
To morrow. f alr; „;, „.,„,,,.
BARXES XOT AUTHORIZED
No One lias Right to Speak for
Him, Says Iliggins.
[By Telegraph, to Th« Tribune! '
Laka Placid, N. V.. Aug. 24.- 7 Governor'F. W.
Higgins. -.vko 13 spending tho -sreek at the Ruie
seaumont Hotel here, said to-day regarding the
statement of TTllllam Barnes, Jr., chairman of
til" Republican State Executive Committee, who,
tn the New York newspapers of to-day, made the
assertion seemingly by authority, that Mr. Hig-
Sins will again bo a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for Governor:
I have not directly or indirectly authorized any
person -to B| ak for m « as to my future inten
tions politically. The question which I hear most
frequently asked Is, "Why are a few individuals,
including an ex-Governor, trying to determine in
advance of £ he convention of their party the re
f"i!t L Ib this due to an attempt to serve two
Beyond this brief statement the Governor
would enter into no further discussion of his
plans or the political situation generally.
With Mrs. Hlggins, the Governor was the guest
to-*iay of the committee of judges passing upon
the boats in the annual decorated launch parade
on Lake Placid. Later the Governor was the
guest of the judges at a dinner party at the
W. R. STEW. DIVORCED.
Wife Wins Decree in South Dakota
[By Telagrrph to The Tribune.]
Sioux Fails. 8. P.. Aug. 24. — Judge Jones, of
the State Circuit Court, in this city to-day
granted a decree of divorce to Mrs. Annie M. A.
Stewart, formerly of New York, from William
Rhinelander Stewart, of New York. The decree
was filed at Canton. Lincoln County. The ques
tion of alimony will not enter into the case, hav
ing, evidently, been settled out of court. Mrs.
Stewart is to have the guardianship of their
daughter, while Mr. Stewart becomes guardian
of their son. Mrs. Stewart became a resident
In Sioux Falls on June 10, 1905.
Mrs. Stewart's daughter is with her now, and
the son is with the father at Bar Harbor. Mrs.
Stewart Is a sister of Mrs. Anthony Drexel. Her
divorced husband is a brother of Lispenard
EMPIRE ENGINE WRECKED
Express Locomotive Stripped by
Broken Driving Rod.
Poughkeepsie, N. V., Aug. 24.— Engine No.
3857, hauling the Empire State Express, due at
the Grand Central Station. New York, at 9:59
o'clock to-ni^ht. was stripped by a broken driv
ing rod near Tlvoli. twenty miles above this city,
and traffic was delayed on the New York Central
for nearly two hours.
The broken driving rod ploughed up the track
for some distance, stripping one side of the en
gine of the cab and the running board. The
locomotive was not thrown from the track. A
wrecking train was sent to the scene from this
city, and the engine was disconnected. The Em
pire State Express was annulled and her pas
sengers were taken to New York on train No.
82. the Adirondack Express. No one was In
TO SEE POACHERS TRIED.
Japanese Embassy Attache* Will Go
[From The Tribune Bureau]
Washington, Aug. 24.— Unsatisfied with the
amount of information thus far obtained in re
gard to the killing of five Japanese poachers and
the arrest of others by American agents on St.
Paul Island, of the Prlbyloff group. Japan will
send a representative of the embassy in Wash
ington, Masanao Hanlhara. the second secretary,
to investigate and make a full report on the in
Mr. Hanlhara will leave Washington Tuesday
night. He will go first to Valdez. Alaska, the
place where the twelve Japanese captured were
taken to be tried. If he considers It necessary
he will visit St. Paul Island, a United States
revenue cutter being placed at his disposal. The
government will give him every assistance pos
It is. likely that the trial at Valdez will not
take place until Mr. Hanlhara returns from his
trip to St. Paul Island. He will remain for
the trial and will see that the men are properly
Mr. Hanihara said to-day that his mission
had no unusual significance, but was to comply
with the usual formalities of a situation like
the present, where the citizens of one country
are to be tried for alleged Infringement upon the
laws of another. Because of the remoteness of
Rt. Paul Island, the Japanese government, he
said, had been unable to obtain full and com
plete reports from its own agents, the nearest
of whom is the Japanese Consul at Vancouver,
over a thousand miles from the scene of the
trouble. For this reason it was felt necessary' to
have a representative of the government go to the
scene. He will make his report to the Japanese
Ambassador in Washington.
On his way to the Pacific Coast Mr. Hanlhara
will stop over in Chicago to interview Edward
Sims, solicitor of the Department of Commerce
and Labor, who reported to this government the
facts of the case. Arrangements for Mr. Ilati
ihara'B trip were made to-day at a conference
between the counsellor of the Japanese Embassy
and Mr. Murray. Acting Secretary of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor.
CAR EXPLODES DYNAMITE
Cartridge Smashes Hay market Win
dows — Panic in Sixth Avenue.
A Sixth avenue car exploded a dynamite cart
ridge at 80th street last night, creating a panl?
among the crowds in the street at the time and
smashing windows in the Haymarket and neigh
boring houses ami saloon*. The reserves of the
30th street station were at once 'ordered out by
the sergeant on the desk, and twenty men were
on hand almost at once to quell the panic.
For a minute it was thought that a bomb had
been exploded by some passing anarchist. People
wmembered the raid on corner socialists last
Wednesday night, and thought some of the
victims might have come bach to pet revenge on
the police. The Haymarket was full at the time,
and it Immediately emptied its crowd Into the
street to add to the confusion.
The cartridge that made all the trouble was
found when the excitement had died down, its
empty shell having been thrown a few feet from
the spot where the explosion took place. Tim
only suggestion as to the cause of the explosion
that seemed at all reasonable is that somebody,
not realising th«» force of the explosive, put the
cartridge on the track as a Joke, to hear the
uoise and scare a few women.
TROOPS TO THE BORDER?
Report That Battalion Will Go to
Austin. Tex.. Aug. 24.— 1t is reported that a
battalion of the troops nt Camp Mnhry ".111
Leave there In an hour for the Mexican border.
While the reason for the issuance of such orders
is not positively known, it if rumored that there
has been a recurrence of the trouble .it Browns
ville and that the troops ate to go to this point.
NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 25. 1006 -FOURTEEN rA(JES-,,.:: wr :' hl ,r,
ORDERS NEW SPELLING.
presidext will use it.
Adopts Carnegie Reforms for "All
rßy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Oyster Bay. Aug. 24.— President Roosevelt's
determination to put In use In his official docu
ments the reformed spelling of the Carnegie
committee, which created much surprise
throughout the country to-day as soon as It was
announced by the press, was given out by Sec
retary Loeb in an unostentatious way when he
reached the executive offices this morning. Mr.
Loeb usually holds several little- audiences with
the newspaper correspondents every day. They
call on him early in the morning to see If he has
learned anything of interest from the early mail,
they again call at the office after he returns
from Sagamore Hill about 1:80 p. m. and they
see him for the third time before he goes home at
In the last few days the- dally grist of news at
the executive offices has been light, and this
morning, after the secretary^ announced that
there were no visitors due at Sagamore Hill and
no appointments to be made public, the small
crowd of correspondents heaved a sigh In chorus.
"Oh. it may Interest you to know that the
President has become a spelling reformer," re
marked Mr. Loeb.
"Yes!" said the visitors, with only languid in
terest in their tones.
"And has decided to adopt the list prepared
by Mr. Carnegie's committee for use hereafter
In his official and private correspondence," added
Not more than ten minutes elapsed from that
'moment before the entire crowd of newspaper
workers was rushing to the telegraph office to
send Just as many words spelled in the old un
phonetic way as they could about the President's
most startling vacation announcement.
It is confidently expected that the style" to
be used, by the President for his official and
social correspondence will be speedily adopted
in every department and bureau of the govern
ment. Before the Public Printer in Washington
had time to settle himself after reaching his
office this morning he was deluged with requests
for the list of words that are to be revised or
stripped of certain letters. The official order from
the President directing him to prepare such a list
had not reached him at that time, and may not
find its way to his desk before to-morrow morn-
Ing, but as soon as he gets It he will undoubtedly
comply with the order as rapidly as possible.
Secretary Loeb expects to receive copies of the
list not later than Monday. As soon as it comes
the clerks and stenographers of the executive
office will change their manner of spelling to
conform- to the new orthography. There is an
idea prevalent that changing the spelling of two
hundred or three hundred common words
throughout the tremendous volume of govern
mental business would seem to be a task so
stupendous that little short of a lifetime would
be needed to bring it about. The President,
however, holds the opinion that it will be put
into effect so «peodldly and with so little fuss
and feathers that after a few weeks it will be
accepted by heads of departments, chiefs of
bureaus and clerks alike as the natural and easy
way of using the language. Every stenographer
and "typo" In the government employ will have
the "style" posted or pinned within reach of his
REFORM Eli S EL A TED.
They Think People Will Follow
Example of President.
Dr. C. T. Q. Scott, secretary of the Simplified
Spelling- Board, is much elated over the President's
Dr. Scott as a reformer is in a class by himself.
He does not think that his theory of spelling will
Immediately remove- all linguistic difficulties, and
he also believes It is better to pass by a single
point than to jeopardize his entire scheme. He said
yesterday that he had been in correspondence with
the heads of all the scientific bureaus in Washing
ton, the President and the Public Printer and
many government officials.
The Public Printer, he said, had already asked
the board to aid him in compiling a new "style
book." One or two newspapers and some maga
zines, like "The Independent." "The Educational
Review" and certain trade journals, are using the
three hundred simplified spellings suggested by the
board, and the superintendent of schools in Duluth
has been authorized to adopt those spellings if he
deems it advisable.
The Simplified Spelling Board was brought into
existence last March through the generosity of Mr.
Carnegie, who had become interested in the move
ment when he first turned author. The chairman
of the board is Professor Brander Matthews. With
him are associated, with many others, such men as
Supreme Court Justice Brewer. Mark Twain.
Isaac K. Funk, the dictionary maker; ex-Secretary
Gage. President Nicholas Murray Butler of Co
lumbia, President David Starr Jordan of Leland
Stanford, Professor William James, of Harvard;
Benjamin E. Smith. Editor of "The Century Dic
tionary"; Andrew Carnegie and Dr. Scott, the sec
retary, who Is etymological editor of "The Century
At a meeting held several years ago at Columbia
University the question of simplified spelling came
up. An a possible barker of a concerted movement
toward that object Mr. Carnegie wan 'suggested.
He had already given some thought to the subject,
and on being approached he asked for the names of
twelve representative men of latters who would
agree to use a simplified spelling of twelve words
in all their correspondence. Mr. Carnegie asked
for this to convince himself that such a movement
wcuid be supported. Those who agr?ed Included
William Dean Howells. Mark Twain, Thomas
Went worth Hlgglnsun. Richard Watson Gilder and
Convinced that the scheme was practical, Mr.
Carnegie provided the necessary financial backing,
although the scheme has excited much ridicule
and some earnest opposition.
i The purpose of the board is not to revolutionize
spelling— not to commit any "fonetlc vlolense," as
Professor Matthews expressed it. but simply to
remove superfluous letters and then educate the
public toward phonetic spelling. Some of the re
vised spellings suggested by the hoard have been
in gcm-ral use In this country for some time. The
final "v" in such spelling! as ••thru," however,
gives matter written in the new style a peculiar
The twenty rules to be mastered by the reformed
speller are as follows:
1. When offered a choice between o» and c, chose
c. Example: Anesthetic, esthetic, medieval.
2. If the choice lies between c and no c in words
like abridgment, lodgment, acknowledgment, al
ways omit the c.
3.JLT»e t in place of ed for the past, or past
parflciple of verbs ending In c. sh or p. Examples:
Dipt, dript, prest, distrest, husht. washt. An aston
ishing array of high literary authorities from Spen
ser to Lowell is Cited in support of this latter sim
4. Btlck to »nse in preference to enee when you
have a choice. Example: Defense, offense, pretense.
5. Don't double the I in coquet, epaulet, etiquet.
6. When you can replace gh with f. do it. Ex
7. Better ■till, Bet rid of -gh ether. For
plough, write plow. For through, write thru.
8. Write the «Jreek suffix -i«e. or -ize. with the a
by preference. Example: Catechize, criticise.
9. Where any authority allows it omit th« c on
words spelled 'with -Ite. Example: Preterit.
10 Use ■ single 1 in words like distil, Instil, fulfil.
Continued «m M»*-ecth pas--.
THE TRAIN OF THE CENTURY
is the Twentieth Century* United, the It-hour train
between New York ft*i«' Chicago by ■ the NEW
YORK CENTRAL LINES. "A"i ri.a's Greatest
Rniiroi d " I^nve New York 3:90 P. M , arrive Ctol
ca-o Ml B:2o 'next morning- a nights ride.— Adv.
DE WITT PARTY SAFE.
CAST AWAY OX ISLAXD.
Xcxc Yorker. Bride rtnd linatmsin
Xot Drmcned, <i* Believed.
Warertown, N. T.. .Aug. 24.— Mr. and UN
George H. De "Witt, of New York City, and R.
W. Welborne, a boatman, of Cape Vincent, who
were believed to have been drowned in a squall
on Lake Ontario last night, and for whom a
search had been made all of to-day, were re
ported safe on Galloup Island to-night. A mes
senger brought the news eighteen miles to Sac
When the boat was last seen yesterday after
noon it was laboring heavily In the gale. It was
learned to-night that the craft drifted helplessly
in the rough sea for several hours. By hard
work the occupants kept it afloat, until It was
driven ashore on Galloup Island beach, ten miles
from where they had last been sighted. It was
impossible for a messenger to leave the Island
until this afternoon. *
Mr. and Mrs. De Witt have been spending a
part of an extended honeymoon at Cape Vincent,
and went fishing yesterday In a twenty foot
launch. They had started for home just before
dark when the squall came up.
Mr. De Witt was a member of the nrm of Charles
H. De Witt A Co.. of New York City, until he went
out of business in May last. He had offices at No.
80 Broadway, now occupied by Jacob Field A Co..
the firm that succeeded De Witt A Co.
The De Witts were married in April, and lived at
Avon. N. J.. until they went to Cape Vincent,
where they were the guests of E. B. Talcott. Mr.
Talcott is the owner of an island near Cape Vin
cent. Mr. and Mrs. De Witt's city home was at
No. 819 West 80th street.
DROPS TWEXTV DVJ^UEES.
Sudden Fall in Temperature Relieves
The oppressive heat of Thursday gave place.
at an early hour yesterday morning, to chill
breezes and showers. At 11 o'clock yesterday
morning the thermometer registered 69. a drop
of twenty degrees from midnight Thursday.
The lowest figure recorded by the mercury
yesterday was 67 degree*, at 9p. m. At 12:05
a. m. it registered 78 degrees, the highest of the
day. The forecast of the Weather Bureau for to
day and Sunday is fair, with fresh east winds;
LOSES RINGS ON BOAT.
New York Woman Has Costly Ex
perience on Mississippi Packet.
[By Telegraph to Ttia Tribune. J
Memphis. Aug. 24.— Mrs. I. Allen, of No. 271
West 81st street. New York, was robbed of
diamonds valued at over $1,000 while asleep in
her stateroom on the steamboat Ferd Herold.
lying at the Memphis wharf, according to her
statement made to the president of the packet
line this morning.
Mrs. Allen boarded the Ferd Herold at Bt.
Louis on Tuesday with her sister for the trip
to Memphis, and the two were assigned a room
together, occupying separate berths. The steam
boat reached Memphis, the end of her run, on
Thursday evening, and Mrs. Allen and her sister
remained on the boat Instead of going to a
hotel. The Jewelry, consisting of three rings,
valued at $800. $200 and $100 respectively, was
placed In a small bag and pinned Inside of the
owner's nlghtrobe. but when she awoke this
morning the bag and contents were missing.
The officers of the line, while holding to the
belief that Mrs. Allen has misplaced the gems
and will yet find them, are assisting their own
and the local detectives In every way. but the
search has proved fruitless. Mrs. Allen was
making an all-river voyage to New Orleans.
TO FKiHT rXIOX RAILWAY
Mount Vernon Mayor Calls Meeting
of Heads of Committees.
Irritated over the manner in which the Union
Railway Company handles Its traffic in West
chester County, Mayor Edward F. Brush of
Mount Vernon sent out letters yesterday to
every Mayor and village president throughout
the county, asking them to meet him Monday
night and formulate plans and Join in a con
certed action for better transportation. Mayor
Brush's letter te as follows:
The conditions attending travel on the Union
Railway lines in this vicinity have become al
most Intolerable, the public are huddled and
crowded Into cars in a manner that Is not only
disgraceful but dangerous as well to life and
limb. In addition to this no courtesy whatever
is extended the patrons of the road by its em
ployes. I have been importuned to take some
steps to remedy the present condition, and, aa I
assume the same condition of affairs exist in
your locality, I would respectfully request you
to attend a conference to be held Monday even
ing next for the purpose of discussing this mat
ter and devise ways and means, if possible, for
relief of the situation.
The Union Railway Is unable to handle half of
its traffic on clear days. At the terminals in
Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle It is
nothing strange to see a thousand people trying
to board a New York car Women and children
are crushed and several accidents have been
MAY CLOSE PARIS CAFES.
Proprietors Protest Against the
Weekly Rest Day Bill.
Paris Aug. "4. —Restaurant and cafe proprie
tors of this city held a meeting to-day, at which
it was deckled to send a delegation to the
Minister of Commerce to point out to him the
Impossible situation created in the restaurant
business by the compulsory weekly rest day bill
and to request a slight modification of the law.
Tf this is not granted the petitioners hind them
selves lo close all the restaurants and cafes in
FarJs on the first Sunday after the law goes into
EAT EL FF-ALO MEAT THIRTY YEARS OLD
(By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Sioux City. lowa. Aug. 24.— N. E. Easton, of
Anthon, Towa, and A. F. Anderson, of Little
Sioux. lowa, returned to-day from Top Bear
ranch, in the Bad Lands, near Nolan, p. n.,
bringing with, them a piece of buffalo meat
thirty years old. While In the Bad Lands they
were the guests of G. R. Patterson, who had
lived there forty years. Thirty years ago he
killed several buffalo. Jerked the meat and hung
it up in trees, where it cured and has hung ever
WEEK END OUTING AT ATLANTIC CITY.
Via Pennsylvania Railroad. September 1. Includes
1 -ir»ur Day. Rate covers round trip transporta
lton rind two days' hoard. Only $10 and $12. Ac-
online to hotel selected. Consult ticket agents.—
EX-M/MSTER A R RESTED.
Russian Official Accused of <$l£>oQo
Theft from Hostess.
!Sre-ral by French CaNi> ... Th . TtCmct.l
! -oj.yrlr' t. i!>^ tr Th. Tribune -A««OCiaUon.J
Paris, Augr. 21. — Alexander Greyer, a Russian
councillor of state and formerly minister
plenipotentiary, was arrested at Brest to-day on
a charge of steal!-* a diamond ring valued at
$12,000 from the Countess, dv Porslc at th*
chateau of Kerstears. In Brittany, where M.
Greyer and his wife, who is of American birth.
were the guests of the Count and Count ,■>■,
Porzlc. Alexander Greger Is well known In Fart«.
and some years ago was attached to the Russian
Legation at Washington.
The Countess dv Porrlc had placed the ring,
with some other Jewels, on a piano In the salon
of the chateau, the only persons present at toe
time being the Gregers and a servant. A police
detective subsequently discovered the ring con
cealed In M. Grader's bottle of tooth powder.
The Gregers live In luxurious apartments In
the Rue Pierre Charron, In Paris. They were
formerly wealthy, but In the last few months
are said to have been financially embarrassed
because of the loss of property In Russia.
M. Greger declares he is innocent of theft.
saying that he must have put the ring In the
tooth powder in a moment of inadvertence. His
wife, when the ring was discovered, went into
hysterics, exclaiming. "I. too, am innocent." If.
Greger is kept in custody. c. I. B.
M. Greger was at one time acting consul in New
York City. He attracted much attention by driving
a Russian troika with three horses abreast in Cen
tral Park. He retired some time ago from the Rus
sian diplomatic service. When in thls.country he
was supposed to have a great deal of money. "
STORM EXDAXdEKS MAXY.
One Drowned—Heroic Rescues m
Waves at Atlantic City.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. )
Atlantic City. Aug. 24— One man was drowned
and many others had narrow escapes from death
here to-day in the storm that raged all day.
Lewis Slmkins. of Philadelphia, with two com
panions was on a fishing trip In a power launch.
Off Brlgantlne City they were caught In a whirl
pool and Simpkins, in trying to avoid a big wave
that threatened to sweep him from the launch,
fell overboard and was drowned in spite of
heroic efforts by his companions to save him.
They were in the greatest danger themselves,
but suceeded In dragging his body back Into the
Shortly after Simpkins was drowned live
young men In the sloop yacht Virginia arrived
from Island Heights, and despite warnings in
sisted in leaving the inlet on their return trip.
In tacking across toward Brigantine Beach the
yacht was carried on the bar and began pound
ing herself to pieces. The mast snapped off and
the situation of tho men seemed to be desperate,
when John Johnson, a fisherman, heard their
cries for help, and drove his dory through the
surf to their aid. He reached them after a hard
struggle and took them to shore.
Thomas and Edward Butler, the sons of Con
gressman Butler, of Philadelphia, were rescued
by the Longport lifesaving crew when their boat
upset a mile from shore. They held on to the
upset boat just long enough.
Wi'iOwood. N. J.. Aug. 24.— Two Norwegian
fishermen are believed to have lost their lives
to-day off this place during the northeast gale.
Karl Karlsen. accompanied by a helper, whose
name is unknown, left here this morning for the
fishing banks. Later in the day their dory was
washed ashore. Nothing has been heard of the
SAVED FROM WAVES. DROPS DEAD.
Recovers from Drowning-, but Heart Fails in
Cape May. N. J.. Aug. 24.— Saved from drown
ing. Joseph F. Clark, of No. 24 North Ann street.
Baltimore, died from heart disease to-day under
a shower sprinkler at a bath house here. Clark,
while bathing in the surf, became exhausted and
was rescued with difficulty because of the high
waves. He recovered sufficiently to walk to the
bath house, but dropped dead immediately after
turning on the shower. Two days ago Clark
rescued two women from drowning. He was an
employe of the Chesapeake Steamship Company.
/ / '/,' SHAH MAY DIE.
Health of Persian Ruler Subject of
St. Petersburg. Aug. 24.— The health of tho
Shah of Persia, according to competent advices
received here to-day from Teheran, is the subject
of the gravest concern.
The Persian ruler was greatly enfeebled by
the recent apopleptlc stroke he suffered, and
late events have aggravated his malady.
In spite of the serious nature of the crisis
through which Persia is now passing, diplo
matic circles here are convinced that the death
of the Shah will not be accompanied by a
serious convulsion in the empire, as Great Brit
ain an.i Russia are now acting in harmony to
preserve order in Persia, and their influence will
have great weight with the contending factions.
"LILY WHITES'* MAY TURN COATS.
fRy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
New Orleans. Aug. 21.— The 'Lily White" Re
publicans of the 3d Louisiana District have
determined to vote for any white candidate
named by the Democrats rather than vote for
a Negro Republican. A Negro has already been
nominated for Congress In that district, and all
the white Republicans are up in arms as a re
sult. They say that they, will all vote for
Broussard. the present member of Congress
from that district, who was nominated by the
P A VAI.F.NTItfE UNDER KNIFE
Oconomowoc. Wis.. Aug. 24.— P. A. Valentine,
of the Armour Packing Company, of Chicago.
was operated on to-day for appendicitis.
Patrick Anderson Valentine Is the vice-presi
dent of the Armour company, in Chicago, where
he lives at No. 37<V» Michigan avenue. He mar
ried the daughter of the lato J. D. Armour, with
whom he was for many years associated as an
employe and later as partner. He was born at
Torres, Scotland, in 1881. He Is a member of
the T'nlon League. Metropolitan. Lotos and New
York Yacht clubs, of this city, and of the Chi
cago and Chicago Golf clunn, of Chicago.
MOB LEADER JURY OiSAGREES.
Springfield. Mo.. Aug. 24 —The Jury In the can*
r.f noss Calbraith. the alleged lynch mob leader,
t|n<* afternoon reported n disagreement, and it
was iltwhargod by the court.
Equinox Ginger Champagne. Quarts and pints.
4jM>et!xins and refreshing. Principal dealers.— Adrt,
PKICE THREE CENTS.
ATTACK COL ESTRAMPES
CrIERRA AVOIDS FIGHT.
Quits Juan y Martinez Insurgent*
J n creating — Small Clash cs.
Pinar del Mo. Aug. 2-I.— Colonel Jos* &- V.
trampes. with forty-live recruits from IlavaavV
was tired upon to-day by eighty insurgents am
bushed behind a wall near Guinea. The recruits
were routed and three of them were killed 1 1 i
Affairs in this city are quiet v -night. Gm
of civilian municipal guards are pnetsd at ttM - (
The forces available for the defence of the city "
number 300 mounted rural guards. 200 mm
gents In Pinar del Rto.
rural guards. 200 new police sjai M — ■Hsasl
San Juan y Martinez. Cuba. Aug. 24— This
town, which on Thursday was occupied by a
band of insurgents under command of Pino
Guerra. is again In possession of the r^i BJ
forces of the republic.
At 5: SO o'clock this evening the troops under
command of Colonels Bacallao and Avalo ar
rived here from Pinar del Rio. but news of their
coming had preceded them by several hoars, and
by noon the last of Guerra'a- men had left her*,
taking with them all the horses they could
The government troops now her* consist of
150 artillerymen and fifty raw recruits. They are
quartered tn the churches and other public •»*'*»
Ings. The town Is quiet
Guerra's force Is larger than has been sup.
posed. He has probably two thousand men. well
equipped with arms and ammunition, and Is well
supplied with money.
Guerra's movement westward is not a retreat;
nor Is it with the purpose of occupying Guanes.
That town, in fact, is already practically ooc«>
pled by resident insurgents.
Guerra's purpose la to effect a Junction with
several hundred Insurgents, who are comins
eastward from the vicinity of Guanes.
tßr TUegnph to The Tribune.}
Tampa. Fla,. Aug. 24.— Captain James Me*
Kay. the owner of a line of steamers THHk«
between Tampa and Havana, who returned to
day on his steamer Gussle from Havana, says
that a state of semi-panic prevails in Havana
as the result of the spread of the rebellion.
Business depression has already resulted ta
that city, and a feeling of unrest la nisnlfum
on all sides.
President Palma, Captain McKay says, has
not left the palace in a week, and remains) there)
virtually a prisoner. Special precaution
being taken to prevent attempts to assa.«v.a-»
Captain McKay confirms the report ths' -ha
revolution has spread to Matanas si! Santa
OOL4>NKI< LOTS PERES.
Former Governor of Pin*r del Rio Province. we '
has joined the revolutionists.
Clara provinces and that fears axe entertained
that Pino Guerra. who has a great reputation
as a military leader, will develop strength suffi
cient to obtain possession of Plnar del Rio.
Additions to his band ar«? reported »o> b# lag©
Cubans in Tampa are much exercised over th©
outbreaks, and a secret society of about sixty
members has been already formed to go to the)
island and join tho revolutionists.
Havana. Aug 24 - Unofficial advice* received
from the western part of the province of Ptnav
del Rio to-night are that the Insurgent force*
now concentrating west of San Juan y Martinez
are far more formidable than had been ■nnpa— »V
and also are better supplied for camping and a
long and aggressive campaign.
A resident of Havana, whoa* word is ssjowj
question, returned this evening from the vicinity
LABOR DAY ATLANTIC CITY OUTING.
Pennsylvania Railroad week end tour. tfcptemb»r
1. Rates, covering transportation and two daw
hotel accommodations. &<> and $13. according "to
hotel - selected. Bp*vlal train returning 5:3> ->, m,