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MADRIZ READY TO
FLEE THE CAPITAL
Lives and Property of American
Citizens Threatened in
Nicaragua.
PLANS TO MEET ATTACK
Washington Confirms Reports of
Estrada's Victory — Irias at
Corinto — Rebels Take
Granada.
•VTELEhinsrton, Aug. 21.— The irovern
rr>»r>t of Nicaragua is tottering: to its
ffilU -the Ma-dri?. army is demoralized,
consternation reigns, in Managua, and
Dr. Madriz. Ms perterai in chief, Toledo,
sna Dr. Irias are preparing: to flee the
country- This, in effect, is the advice
received by the State Department to
day from United. States Consul Oli
vares. at Managua, and the news was
" confirmed by dispatches in a similar
vpin from Mr. Johnson, United States
Ori-ui at Corinto.
The panic in the capital also hi threat
ening the lives and property of Ameri
cans- Crowds are reported traversing
th" streets crying "Death to the
vsnkees!" The cruisers Viekfburg and
Tcrktown are at Corinto and in close
touch with the situation, the legation
snd copulates in Manaeua are under
heavy police puaj-d. Bud preparations
hsve been made to meet attacks on
American lives or property.
Cirar.ada. was taken yesterday by the
revolutionary forces under Generals
Chamorro and Mena. according- to a
cable m»ssaee received l^te«to-night by
P^nor Castrillo from Minister Genera!
Diaz at B!u?n>lds. The Hadrii forces
rallied' and attacked the revolutionary
Tronps. but Were defeated decisively..
Tipitapa. too. is in the powr of the rev
rHticnists. Before the capture of Gra
r.=da an undisciplined mob of soldiers
njc reported to be pillaging the city..
The situation ere-« out of the victory
won by the Estradan troops on Thurs
csy. when the revolutionists defeated a
strong column of government troopp and
effected the 1 1 inning, of. the Tipitapa
River. The rout of the government
army seems to have been complete. Mr.
- ,-,-<. reports that General Toledo,
who was in command of the itadris
trnops, arrived in Managua on the day
following his defeat and announced that
his .force had been seized with panic
and •-. n when attacked. Some of the
K'ldier? made their way to Granada,
«hile there continued their High! to
tn* capital.
It seems to be the unanimous «->pinir>n
In Managua Mr. oiivares reports, that
Th" n^wrr of M&driz is fteadily weaken
ing and that his overthrow may b«» mo
nj^ntiurHy eipeciied. The insurgent army
»p rtn'y twenty Tnil^s (ram the capltaL
ar,<3 the capture of Manama Is regarded
,if i'^vitabl* 1 .
It also trap announced that Dr. Madrta
has publicly declared his Intention to
rum over to Jose Dolores Estrada, a
pother of General Juan Estrada, the de
'f"Mo authority actually In his hands
Jn .-- Jose Estrada has announced bis
Intention to make way for the- leaders of
the Eftradan revolution.
The family of Dr. Madriz already has
'-ft the capital for ■..rinto. and the Ola
rmch said that Madris was preparing to
fallow them. General Irias and his fam
ily aifid General Toledo, it also was
added, were making hasty preparations
t" I^-ave the country.
!n support of Mr. Olivarea's advices
Consul General Johnson reports that the
Madrix family arrived in 1 into on Fri
•'£>. ;;r,d I at. with General Irias and his
hoiosehoid. they expected *•• .start - for
Mexico or the United States on Monday
«bnard rither the gunboat Angela or the
northbound Pacific Mail steamer.
Sefior „.< rillo, the representative of
thr revolutionists here, received ■ long
telegraphic dispatch to-night from GSen
*r;:l Estrada, in which the revolutionary
l«ad«"r said that he was practically in
control of the ,-.:•-. country and ex
ported to be in the capital within a few
hours. "His main truard. he reported.
*.-af= within fourteen miles of Managua
THE REBELS IN CONTROL
Juan Estrada Regarded as Presi
—Two Dead in Managua.
N< .- Orleans. Auet. 21. — According to
ceJb't* advices received here to-day from
Managua. Josft Dolores Kstrada, report
ed to have temporarily received the
reins of the. de facto government of
Nicarajrua from afadrlz, issued a proc
lamation to-day turning over the gov
*rnns<-rit to the. insurgents.
It is believed that Juan Estrada, lead
er of the insurgent fores, will occupy
lh« residency of the republic.
Riotinjr In Managua is said to have
reached serious proportions, two deaths
bsvins already been reported. Many are
'j'-partinsj from '.:!• and serious ap
'Tjrehenalou is felt by American residents.
GENERAL_RIVAS_ KILLED
An Attempt to Retake Ground
Near Granada Fails.
Bluefi'lds. Nicaragua, Aug. I'l.—Gen
'ral Fernando Hivas was killed to-day
*hi!e nchling at the head of one thou
sand government troops, who were en
deavoring to r«=tak« ground which they
Jed lost to the revolutionary Forces near
Granada. General Menu commanded
'he revolutionists, and after three boors
of desperate fighting the Madriz forces
»*r#- detf£i\-cly defeated.
The government troops l«ft Bluefields
Bluff at daybreak this morning on orders
*t» march to the interior to assist in re
puteing General |fe>MU who is sweeping
everything before him General Estrada,
I'&der ,' the revolutionary forces, now
Occupies the r-vacuatcd portion of the
-Bluff, and is fortifying it to repulse any
attack from . the government gunboat
V<nuF. ■
HE PAULDING EXCEEDS 32 KNOTS
Rccfclend. He Aup, 21.-Runninr «*• * v "
lor an hour to-day, whil* on the '■'»'■
•■'*•>. Bath, th« new torpedo boat destroyer
Pauldin* . .]<- -. trifle igon than S2 knots.
Tfcfi »ria! •„ unofficial. The Paulding will
fc^vt hti standardization test* vn lutr-lay.
MOISSANTj*GA!N IN AIR
American Aeronaut Resumes His
Trip to London.
Chatham. Kngland. Aiir. 22. John B.
ICofasant, ih«» Amrrii an aeronaut, rose
from Iprhunh in his Blertot monoplane
at 1:80 6*doCk thi? morning and started
-»n the final Irtf of his journey from Paris
to the • 'rystal T*ala<T. L<oodon. Accom
panying him was Albert Fileux, his
iim'< hmii Inn
AIRSHIP PRIZE OF $40,000
French Paper's Offer for R. cc
Over Four Countries.
Paris. Au?. 211 — The "'Journal" offers
a prize of £40,000 for an airship race be
tween Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Lon
don in 1911.
NEW THEORY OF DIGESTION
Roentgen Ray Photographs Dis
prove Physiologists' Views.
Munich. Aug. 21.— Dr. E. Kaestle, Dr.
H. Rieder and Engineer J. Rosenthal
are experimenting with cinematograph
Roentgen ray photographs of the inter
nal organs of the human body. They
have given to the . process the name
hicroentgenography.
Th< ir observations of the movement
of tlir> stomach during digestion, they
say, have shown the incorrectness of the
assumption of physiologists that there
,-irr rhythmical contractions dividing the
stomach into two paj-»f=.
VETERAN MAKES RESCUE
Man of Sixty-five Plunges Into
Surf and Saves Girl.
IB< TV'-eraph to Th- Tribune]
Anbury Park. N. .T.. Aug. 21.— Robert
W. Pierce, a constable from New Mar
ket, N. J.. made a daring rescue at
Ocean Grove this afternoon.
Miss Alice Gardner, eighteen years old,
of New York City, who is spending the
summer at Bradley Beach, was watch-
Ing the sea. from the fishing pier. She
became dizzy, lost her balance and fell
headlong over the rail into the sea,
thirty feet below.
Fierce, who is sixty-five years old and
a veteran of the Civil War, witnessed
the accident. Hastily throw-ins: aside
his hat and coat he. plunged into the
surf and brought Miss Gardner to the
beach. Phe was unconscious and had
been badly bruised in her fall. Restor
atives were applied and she soon recov
ered, and was taken to her boarding
house at Bradley I *ach.
SIX MEN IN BOAT RESCUED
In Danger of Going Down in
Heavy Sea Off Coney Island.
Six men in a small launch, who were
in danger of going down In a heavy sea.
were rescued a mile off the Coney Island
shore yesterday afternoon by Captain
Thomas RiJey, m '-haree of the life
savers at Palmer? ;<av'Hon. and two. of.
his men. Rfiey saw signals for help, and
with &m assistants v manned a boat.
-After a hard pull they reached the little
craft, which "was rapidly filling with
water from waves that broke over her
sides.
The six men vac tak^n ashore, where
it was found that two of them. Robert
Kaufman and Ifich&el Baldinper. both
of Rrooklyn. wen almost exhausted from
seasickness. At the^Coney island Hos
pital it was said that they were in a
serious condition. One of the men told
the police that the party started for a
fishing trip. The engine broke down and
the boat drifted for more than an hour
before help came.
EIGHT AMERICANS ARRESTED
Accused of Homicide and Arson
on Isie of Pines.
Havana, Aug. 21.— Eight Americans,
whose names are unknown, were arrest -
ed "ii the Isle of Pines this morning on
the charges of homicide and arson, the
particulars of which were not made pub
lic here. Great excitement followed the
■>. the American residents of the
Isle of Pines threatening resistance to
the authorities and the forcible release
of the prisoners, who were held without
bail.
On receiving a telegraphic report of
the arrests and the ensuing excitement,
Beoor Sanguiiy. Acting Secretary of the
Interior, wired the judicial authorities
o1 the island to admit the prisoners to
bail for th«- purpose of calming the
threatening attitude of the Americans.
United States Minister Jackson left Ha
vana for the We of Pines Immediately
on reo ip< of the news.
ACTOR'S SKULL FRACTURED
Say Vanderbilt FeJl While Trying
to Enter Woman's Room.
Bertram Vanderbilt. 34 years old. an
actor ami b member of the Lambs, fell
from a fin <■••<, hk <>n the third Boor of
the apartment house at No. 261 WesJ
42.1 street, earl: this morning, to the
r.. u ,t yard Ho \^;i- taken to Flower
Hospital with a fractured skull, from
■ lik-fa h« is Ukelj to dk
The poli< c s(\ ih- story of the acci
dent from "Kid" Broad, th« former
pugilist, who lives in the building.
Broad says that Vanderbilt had been
visiting him all day. Several times dur
ing the morning and afternoon he tried
••■ gain admittance Into the rooms of a
girl named Edith Elman, Broad says,
who lives across the hall from the for
mer prizefighter.
This morning, while under the influ
ence of liquor, the police say, he climbed
from the kitchen of Broad's apartment
to the fire escape, bent on enteru i the
girl's apartment by the rear window.
As ii<- stepped out tils fool caught and
i, tripped^ Before h<- could save him
self he fell through the ladder opening
of the fire escape. He struck the railing
on the 'second Boor fire escape and then
bounded outward, railing to the yard.
Broad and other tenants of the build
ing ran to the street and called Patrol
man Noak, oi the West 47th street sta
tion. Dr. Ferguson whs summoned from
Flower Hospital and he took the actor
th»re. Vanderbilt was placed on the
perating table ai once, but the - c vi -
_„ o- at" the hospital held out little hope
lor i '- recover;'.
The Only Way to see both shwei " f the
Hudson Hiver is by '..■ Laj Lino Steamers.
— A<l vt.
To-day, part It cloudy.
To-morrow, shower*.
TWO BROTHERS SHOT
DEAD IN POOL GAME
Three Men Enter Strangely and ;
Fire Simultaneously at Them
from Behind.
POLICEMAN GETS PRISONER
Cousins Found Lying Across
Prostrate Forms. Praying for
Them. When Surgeons
Arrive.
• Two brothers. Antonio Di Leo and
John Di Leo. were shot while they were
Dlaying: pool in tiie rear of a saloon at !
No. n;>." ( East 115tfa street last night.
Antonio, who was nineteen years old
and lived at No. 4t> . East 115 th street, i
was instantly killed, and John, who was
twenty-six years old and lived at No. 231
East 115 th street, died later in Harlem
Hospital.
There were seven men in the saloon
at the. time of the shooting. Some were
playing pool and others sat around small
tabes, drinking and chatting:. The pro
prietor of the saloon. Raphael (."a raffle,
who was arrested after the shooting
charged with a violation of the excise
law, had fastened the side door leading
from the hall door with a chain in such
a way that it could be parti opened and
the person applying for admission in
spected before he was allowed to enter.
This, according to Caraffie's admission,
was done for the purpose of preventing
a sudden invasion by the police.
How the chain became loose., whether
some one inside the saloon quietly lifted
it off its hook or whether it was worked
off by one of the three men who did the
shooting:, is not known.
Three Men Enter and" Shoot,
Antonio and John di Leo were playing
poo! at the forward table with two
cousins. They both stood v ith their
backs to the door, which suddenly swung
open, and three men, who had walked
in through the hallway leading from the
street, stood in the entrance.
Without saying a word to any one the
three men levelled three revolvers at the
two brothers and fifed. Four shots were
fired, and when the smoke had cleared
away the two brothers were seen lying
on the floor.
Patrolman Lerocker was on th* block
where the shooting occurred, which is
between First and Second avenues, and
he rushed to the spot in time to capture
one man who came running out' of the
hallway. He quickly nipped the hand
cuffs on his prisoner and searched him,
but could find no revolver.
Two doors above, at No. 3Sf» East
115 th street, is the undertaking, «=hop
of Antonio Paladinn.' and the four pis
tol shots were heard distinctly- by some
men in the place, who immediately tele
/honed to Police ' Headquarters, which
in turn called up tr.e Bast , lO4th street
station, where the reserves were rushed
to the scene of the shooting.
Kneeling Over the Victims.
In the saloon Patrolman Lerocker
found the two cousins of the men who
were shot, . and . with whom they - had
been playing pool, kneeling over the two
wounded men.-'crying aloud and pray
ing that their kinsmen be spared from
death. Drs. Langroth and Richardson,
who responded to a hurry call for two
ambulances from the Harlem Hospital,
found that Antonio had been, instantly
killed by a bullet which entered his
brain, and that John di Leo's skull had
been crushed in and his brain pierced
by. another bullet.
It was not believed that John would
live long enough to reach the hospital,
and it wall not long after lie was taken
there that he died.
The man who was captured by Patrol
man Larocker waa Michael Ciarlelio,
twenty-two years old. a butcher by oc
cupation, unmarried, and living hi .Vo.
441 Kast iiTth strc.-t. He was Identi
fied by several persons as one of the
three men who did the shooting, bui lie
was vehement In his <!cn"als.
Crowd Angry at Prisoner.
When the reserves reached :he scene.
under command of Acting Captain
Hammond mik! Sergeant O'Conner, they
found Patrolmen Lerocker and Gorman
facing a threatening mob of several
hundred men and women. The reserves
tried to disperse tixm by shoving them.
but this method was of no avail. The
crowd swore and struggled all the more
to prize the trembling prisoner. ;)it<-l it
required ,i liberal application of th*
iiight stick on some of those in the front
rank before a lane could be made
through the crowd.
.\"., sooner had a way bee n forced
open through which the prisoner was
|e<] away than the w ife of the murdered
man. shrieking at the top of her voice,
rushed through and went Into the back
room -'i the saloon where the body of
ii* r husband laj .
Throwing herself prone on the floor.
she threw her arms around the body.
ki^inc it and c;?lliup it endearing:
names and pleading with it to rice «nd
live.
Two brothers of the murdered mas
were i" the saloon -nt th< tim.- of the
shooting. They were Joseph I»i Leo
and Alexander I>> !,••>■ They were sit
•inK nt oiif. of the small tables, drink
ing and chatting with some friends while
the pool satnr in progress. They
declared later at the E;ist 104 th street
station, where they were locked up as
material witneasas. that they narrowly
. - 1 j » - * I I" itiß shot, as t\\ o of the four
bullets which wen fired whizzed by
th' Ir heads.
Identified in Station House.
At the East-104th street station the
proprietor of the saloon and the two
surviving DI Leo brothers positively
Identified Ciarlelio as one of the men
who had stood in the doorway and
blazed away. The accused man was
lined up with the rest of those who
were ln the sa loon at the time of the
shooting', and all of whom were locked
up M material witness's, and the
saloonkeeper and the surviving broth
ers were asked to point out the man
whom they had seen, shoot Ea?h of
C*lltlßßCj en *•>•• olid i:ag*.
NEW-YORK, MONDAY, AUGUST T2, I!>f<>.-
THE NEW AM) OLD RULERS IX NICARAGUA.
GENERAL JTJ A N EST RA DA .
■if the insurgent forces, now neaiing Man aqua.
STANO FALLS; THREE HURT
Many Others Watching Aeronaut
Receive Minor Injuries.
FLYER HITS A GAS TANK
■ ' 4
His Accident. Follows Collapse of
Stand and He Also Is Sent
. to Hospital.
Three persons were : seriously injured
and others received painful bruises late
yesterday afternoon by the collapse of a,
stand at Schtitzen Park, Union , Hill,
which was crowded with spectators
watching an aeronaut 'prepare for a bal
loon ascension and parachute drop.
Later G^ne Raymond, the aeronaut,
crashed into a pas tank and was se
verely injured. He was inker) to the
North Hudson Hospital, suffering from
concussion of the brain. Those who
were, taken from the park to the hospi
tal as the result of. the collapse were:
ORERT; Mary.. No Kl2 Main street. Union Hill;
back bad!}- injured.^ . ...
DIETTRJCKSON. Thomas^' No. 2-"' Th'rd' av<»nu«%
Jersey (It:,, ric^f, broken and. thigh
' • hurt. :
MARIE. Charle*. N- - r 'l- Main street. Union
Hill, internal injuring.
Marie, who is only nine years old. was
buried under a struggling mass of hu
manity, and was unconscious when res
cuers finally reached him. His condition
was seen to be serious, and doubts as to
his recovery were expressed at the hos
pital last night. Physicians attended
dozens of others for slight bruises.
. The accidents marred the festivities of
the Plattdeutscher Volksfest, which had
taken possession of the park for the day.
An unusually large crowd, drawn to the
celebration by the favorable weather.
was in attendance. Late in the after
noon, when Raymond began to get ready
for his journey aloft, hundreds rushed to
a stand which had been erected at the
south end of the partb to give a better
view of the ascension.
Tco Many on Stand.
According to the police this stand.
which had been built to accommodate
aboul four hundred persons, was occu
pied by at least oue hundred more. As
Raymond was aboul to cast off there
was the rasping sound of cracking wood,
succeeded In an6th< r moment by the
cries of aboul one hundred persons who
were thrown to the ground through a
hole in the centre of the stand.
chief oi Police Andes and Captain
Marcy summoned all the policemen in
the park to the rescue, and plunged into
the work of straightening "ut the con
fusion 'nd dragging out the injured.
Those who h;i<l been standing on firm
boards made frantic attempts to reach
the ground, regardless of the eafety of
others; hose who had gone through the
hole in the stand and had not been
buried uo'iir a pile of humanity slid to
the ground and assisted In the work of
disentangHng the mass of persons.
The further down in the pile the res
, uers w< nt tli. gr< ater the results of the
accident. Miss Crery was one of the
first to be dragged out, but she was al
most double! up by reason of the posi
tion she had been fore*.] to bold for a
ff-w minutes, and doctors found that her
back had been injured badly.
Aeronaut Also Hurt.
All this happened in sucll a short time
that practically all except the most pain
fully injured were ab!« to see the balloon
ascension ifid its exciting finish When
he cast off Raymond took h course tow
ar ,l Sew Durham ;ind was riding well
until bis lower parachute became en
tangled In, a tref. Extricating himself
from the difficulty, Raymond next
. rashed into the side of ;< house; but w,is
apparently uninjured. Some distance
further on, however, the balloon swung
with gre*t force in'o a gas tank.
Raymond's head came In contact with
the tank, but he kept t<> his se;n and
drifted to the grour" when the kh.« l.e
s;an to escape from a rent |q the balloon
Lau sed by Its collision with thp tank. A
lorgH crowd had followed the balloon in
its flight, ami help \< ;i; soon ;tt hand.
Raymond relapsed Into unconscious-
, |f b^ before an ambulance arrived, but
after b.e v had been taken to the hospital
and treated he w h cd.
AN ARREST AT CHERBOURG.
Cherbourg, Aug. s^,— On the arrival hern
to-day from New York of the steamer
President Lincoln the police arrested
Joseph Gutlhen on th» request of the Amer
ican Government He la charged with being
■1 ir*fflck«i In women and also I* wanted
bvjthr French military authorities as a de
.l". r.
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PRESIDENT MADRIZ.
Who is reported ready to flee from Managua, the capital.
(Photograph by Harris & Ewlns. Washington.)
DUKE IN AUTO COLLISION
Francis Joseph and Longworths
Have Narrow Escape.
Newport, R. T. r Aug. 21.— Bake Fran
cis Joseph of Bavaria and Congressman
and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. who
have been guests at the home of Mrs.
Robert Gople.t. with their hostess", had
a narrow escape in an automobile acci
dent, in which th"v figured yesterday,
according to facts which became known
to-day.
The party was on it? way in the
Qoelet machine to visit Mr. and Mrs.
Nathaniel Thayer, of Boston, at their
summer home here, and while on the
way Vincent Astor. son of John Jacob
Astor, in his machine, ran into the
other car. Mr.' Astor came around a
corner unexpectedly j and although both
parties applied their emergency brakes
it was too late to avoid a collision. The
Goelet car was badly damaged, but no
one as hurt.
HUMAN CHAIN RESCUES TWO
Physician and Brother Saved
from Burning Home.
r,-, forming themselves into q human
chain Patrolman John J Sexton, r >f th*
West 12."th street station. Fireman John
Carroll, of Fir«* Patrol "». and two civil
tans saved Dr. Michael Miehaelnvsky and
a brother from possible death from suffo
cation dunnE; a flre in the physician's
residence, at No. 146 W"est I'Jl?t street,
latp last night.
The policeman and fireman, followed by
Herbert Adler, of No. *"'■> St Nicholas
avenue, :md Arthur Barrett, of No. 112
West. 130 th street, were climbing up a
fire escape in the rear of the house at No.
148 on their way to the roof of the burn
ing building when they heard a moan
coming from a room-on the fourth floor
of the doctor's house. TKe next moment
Jacob Michaelovsky, the doctor's brother.
appeared near h window, a five f«»ot
reach away.
Sexton directed the three men to tak^
hold of him by the knees. {!•■ swun?
from the fire escape, grasped the c ill
of the window in which stood Michael
ovsky, then he caught the young man
ly th.- waist ;ind hauled him out. They
hung suspended in midair until the
three men got them safely on the tin
esi ape-
The rescut '1 man said his brother was
on the third floor. The four hurried
di>\\ n the tire escape and. with the fire
man taking Sexton's place, the- rescue
of the doctor waa effected in the sanit
manner
{The fire did about |15,69 i damage, it:
origin is not known. The physician told
the police that hf smelt smoke in the
house aboul 8 o'clock, tie investigated,
but found no fire. He and his brother
were the onlj persons at home
FEARED THIEVES; SHOT WIFE
Weapon Went Off While Hus
band Was Cleaning It.
Tales of robberies and hold-ups In that
Bection of The Bronx where he and his
wife. Frances, were poing visiting last
nis;ht. .prompted Albert Kopler to take
ou t of the bureau drawer a revolver.
rout chambers of which we*e loaded.
"'Prankie," he said to his wife, "there's
no telling what mas happen, so ru just
tak<- this stm along in case we are
held up." 1
The gun had been in the bureau
drawer so long that it had begun to tar
nish, and Kogier picked up a rag and be
gan polishing the weapon. As he
rubbed it briskly bis finger caught in
the trigger and the revolver went off.
.Mrs. Kogler fell to the floor, with an
ugly wound In her left breast, just be
low the heart. As she. was being taken
to- the Presbyterian Hospital she said
to the policemen: ■Albert didn't mean
to do. it. It was all an accident."
At the East Tilth street station Kogler
told his story. He was locked up on a
technical charge of felonious assault
CAPTAIN KILLED ON SHIP
Insane Passenger Shot Him and
Leaped Overboard.
San Francisco, Aug. IM.— Summoned
from his cabin to quell a disturbance in
the social hall of bis ship, Captain E. B.
Wood, ft the steamer Buekman, bound
for Fan Francisco from Seattle, was phot
and killed? at v sea off the Hendocinc
const early this "morning by Fred Thom
as, aTi insane papsenger. ,*0;. '"■■'■'•
Immediately after the shooing Thon If
made his way along the deck, hrandish
in« his revolver, walked to th*- after rail
pnd leaped into the ocean Information
concerning ? '' ' shooting was received by
*•• vnu i: o\i: ( tat
A MONARCHY IN PERIL
Reported Clerical Plot to De
pose Portuguese King, ,
MILITARY DICTATORSHIP
Troops and Warships Reported
Held Ready— Republicans'
Active Campaign.
Lisbon. Aug. 21 (By way of the
frontier).— newspapers print to-day
alarming reports of an alleged plot of
the Clerical party for the overthrow of
the Portuguese government and the
establishment of a military, dictatorship.
The "Seculo" says the Clerical party's
strong and growing dissatisfaction with
the Liberal policy of the government has
culminated in the organization of a re
bellion to overthrow the administration,
seize its members and set up a mili
tary dictatorship, the first object of
which will be to stamp out the Republi
cans. . . - . .. .
"El- Hundo" Bays that several reel ■
ments have joined the movement, and
that th*- T>uke of Oporto, the heir an
parent .to the Portuguese throne, while
at the Casino at Ca sea "s last night, was
apprised of this, fact and took refuse in
the fortress.
The paper says also that alarm is gen
eral, and that the military and naval
forces are under arms night and day.
While the government refuses to give
out any information cither confirming or
denying the reports, it continues to take
the strongest precautions.
King Manuel returned to Lisbon to
day from Rusaco Mountain, in order to
receive the new German Minister to
Portugal in audience to-morrow.
The government is greatly disturbed
over the intense activity of the Repub
1 cans in preparing for the general elec
tions, which ate to be held next Sunday.
The candidate 4 ! for office, many of them
men of prominence, including officers of
the army and navy, have entered every
constituency in the country. The author
ities have searched the homes of a num
ber of Republicans and have found
stores of arms and ammunition. It is
known that quantities of rifles and re
volvers are being smuggled daily into the
country across the Spanish frontier, and
that the Republicans now are well
armed. It is feared that the elections
will be marked by disturbances.
No explanation has been vouchsafed
by the government why it considers the
Papal Nuncio at Lisbon. Monsignor Dr.,
J. Tonti, objectionable. The semi-offi
cial communication published on Satur
day said that the Portuguese rh.ire."
d'Affaires to the Vatican had explained
the situation to the Pope. Despite the
silence of the government, it is under
stood that the trouble between it and
BffonsignOT Tontl had its origin in the
campaign of Clericals following the gov
ernment's censure of the Archbishop of
Braga, early this month, for suppressing
a Portuguese Franciscan ; newspaper
without submitting the order to the
Portuguese government for approval,
and because of the alleged action of the
Vatican in placing difficulties in the
way of the appointment of an ambassa
dor to the Vatican.
>Tn disturbances were reported to-day
THREE DROWN AT SEA ISLE
Wife Sees Husband and Brother
Swept Off by Undertow.
Sea- Isle City. N. J.. Aug. 21.— Three
n:»-n wen drowned in a treacherous
undertow while bathing in the surf here
to-day. They were Charles Cook, a pro
fessor in. Howard University. Washing
ton, find Rudolph Roanberg and Walter
Lechtner, both of Camden. N". C.
Lechtner met his -death while trying
to rescue Romberg, hia brother-in-law,
who .was seized with cramps, while
swimming beyond the line of the break
irs. Mrs. ■ Romberg witnessed the
drowning of her husband .m.l brother
from the beach. -
Romberi entered the water soon after
rating a heavy dinner and swam beyond
the line of the breakers Suddenly he
threw up his hands and called for help
Lechtner hastened to his assistance, but
the drowning man grasped him about
the arms, and both men disappeared and
were carried to Mi by the strong under
tow.
A short time after the double drown
in? Professor Cook entered the water
and was carried beyond his depth and
Oxer* nt« '
In City nt »w lark. 4rr*m i Hr ■ »•< !fnb«»Uea.
EISEWHKIir. TWO CENTS.
MANY PERISH
IN FOREST FiRES
Twenty-four Dc^c' in One Idaho
Town 2nd 180 Foresters
Are Missmq.
ENORMOUS PROPERTY LOSS
Area of the Fire. One Hundred
Miles Square. Embraces Towns
Destroyed and Many
Others Deserted.
. Wallace. Idaho. Aug. 21 .—Twenty
four dead and 'twenty- five injtir«*d, be- 1 *
sides , a number suffering from' heir?
overcome by «.mok*. is the record thus
far" of th- rarest *flr*» ' which destroyed
half of th» to'.vn and still Irs r^artr>«
hereabout?
Among thos» who perished In th° city
fire early th!<* morning was John J.
Boyd. a pioneer of th* Cceur d'ATen^
and forme.:-. f»ej»nt for th«» Oregon Rail
road' and Navigation Company.
The number >' those who lost their
lives in fighting the firm's approach aa
the tow n w i!l not he known probably
for several days.
The steady work of fro. city fire de
partment, members of the "J." ; h Infan
try, negro volunteers, and Urn forestry
forces Rlone. sav«"«i Waßai = from total .
destruction. The conflagration In ■-*, \
east end was stayed shortly after 11
o'clock, and back firinar on adjoining
hills to th» west and south prevented
new fires in those directions.
Loss in WaUac* tt.000.000.
It i? »stim?t<>d that th» lOSS in th a dtr
la about $i.imn.r»oi"». The entir* eastern
fection from 7th street to Canton street
is destroyed, with thr<?« terraces of resi
dences on the hillside. The Drtncipa!
buildings bwrned and. the estimated ■
losses follow:
Cc"ur . d'Al»ne Hardware Company ;
warehouses. $130,000; Sunset Brewer . ;
SSO.OOO; Pacific Hot*»! and Annex. 560.- 1
<»>: Cceur n'Alen* Iron Works. JSO.OOO; j
Oregon Railway and Navigation station,
(001000; Times Printing Company, $25,
000. and WorsteH P*urniture Company.
9501000
About one hundred and fifty houses *'*
destroyed and many other smaller busi
ness place?. The Providence Hospital
and the Federal Lead Company's bi^
mill.=; are the only buildings saved In the
East End. The forest supervisor reports
that the country between Wallace and
th* St. John River is swept practically
clean, snd that the loss of timber Is ,• ; -
pend^u?
Grnvyinct List of Dead-
With daylisht a relief °-.p»d! -" rri!!
in* organized to aja to Placer and Bi^
creeks... n-hrrc the fire fighters' camps
are located. These m^n have been scat
tered over the country, driven hither
and thither by the flame-.
At War Eagle's tunnel. thre» miles
from Wallace, sb d»ad were found ami
two were seriously burned. Five of the
dead had sought refuse in the tunnel.
They lay with their faces down in fbo
water, covered with wet •■-- and blan
kets, and had died partly from the
flames and partly from suffocation.
The injured were relieved by temporary
dressings and were taken t<> improvise!
hospitala
At Rig Creek twelve -lead were pees* •
ered. two injured and three unfortunates
who were completely blinded.
One tighter was found dead near Mul
lan. and sixteen who were more or less
seriously burned. At Pine Crrek thre*
are dead, five have become blind and
five are otherwise injured.
It is impossible to learn the names off
the dead, most of whom came in from
Spokane and other points at th?- call of
the Forestry Service! The bodies ar«
being buried wherever they are found;
Days and weeks may elapse before any
thing like a complete estimate of tho
fatalities is available.
Fires arc still burnius? around thi
city, hut most of the hillsides facinsr th<»
town are now burned off. and unless th*»
wind ' rises the town is believed to bo
comparatively safe.
Two or three hundred persons are lefc
homeless in Wallace. A thick pall of
smoke still hani^s over thr city and a
watch la ocing kept at points of danger.
The water supply la srood. Tin lighting
plant, disabled last nisrht. ha resumed,
oporati"ns.
Lines of hose an* laid alon= the west
side of the «ity. where the tire will strike
first if it comes, and all available flr«
fighter? are being: held ready to start
work at on, Jn every direction WSky
>j red from flames.
In a tunnel of the old War Easf»
mine, on Placer Creek, ■•«•■ miles from
Wallace, forty-one men. under Forest
Ranger Futaski, were packed tightly 1
together to escape a sheet of flan that
swept down the eulch. They hugged tfc9
ground and buriM their faces in th«*
mud on the floor of the tunnel until th->
tire went by. wh»n. half mad from thi
heat, they threw themselves into ths
cre?k.
Five were lpft dead in the tunnel and
another, cut off from lh«* crew, was
found burned t«> a cinder.
WIDE RANGE OF FLAMES
Some Towns Destroyed and
Many Others Deserted.
Missoula. Mont.. A':?. '21.— Fores':
fires in Western Montana and Idaho ar#»
sweeping over a vast area, driving hun
dreds of persons before them, destroying
small settlements and wiping out of ex
istpnre millions of. dollars' worth of
property.
The situation tr»-nis:ht i 3 more 3?rioti.i
than il was in the early morning. except
a? to Wallace^ Idaho, where nearly halC
of the city has been saved.
E!esewh*r* in the tire zone th« situa
tion has gone from bad ■■ worse to-day.
The mest serious incident '.- reported
late this afternoon from th« St. Jo*
country, whore ISO men engaged in ths
forestry service are missing', and it i»
feared they have been burned to death.
When the fire approached rh« camp
"here there »ffi two hundred men, t • 3

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