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RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1008
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF OAfS NEWS
?WASHINGTON. Aug. ??.-Forocast for
Bnturdiiy und Sundny:
Virginia?Showers nnd cooler Bnturdiiy,
?xcopt fair In extremo west portion. Sun?
day fnlri variable winds.
North Carol Inn?Clcnernlly fair Satur?
day; cooler In west and centrili portions.
Sunday fain light to fresh south lo wont
Tho mercury succeeded In climbing to
88 yostcrdny during the warmest: portion
of the day, and there wns thereafter no
voy grent modern (Ion. The Weather
Bureau promise** showers und lower tem?
perature lo-dny, and for lo-tnorrow
cloudiest* skies nre anticipated,
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
0 A. M. R2
12 M.?:. M
5 ]'. M. ?5
6 P. M. M)
0 P. M. W
32 mldnlftht . V,
Highest tempersture yrsterdny.%
Lowest temperature yesterday. 71
?Mean temperature yesterday. 84
Normal temperature for August.78
Departure from normal temperature... 0?
Prtclpltntlon during pnst 21 hours.01
August 29. 10'U
Bun rises.5:3? | HIGH TIDE.
Sun fcts.8:11 I Morning. -1:43
Moon nets,?11:13 j Evening.10*13
Corporal Ion Commission Inspects the
great Chesapeake und O.'ilo system nnd
heglns Mondny ? tour of the Norfolk and
Western?Croat Incr'easo In Immigration
to Virginia?Fourth operation performed
on Sergeant J. A. Otey-Chicken? found
where eggs should have been-Contrac?
i tor to pay tlnmttges for delay In work nt
Iho Second Mnrket-Officer Wyitt has
diphtheria-Plumbers leave fur Atlantic
City-Galveston and Benvnrd to go io
Norfolk September Uh-Liabilities of
Mr. Wydl'om Boiling not much ln excess
of his assftK-Japanese missionary to
preach horn to-morrow-Business
troubles of Julius Meyer's Sons In St.
Louis-Close fight for the office nt State
Librarian?Tobacco crop growl n t? In the
Capitol Sfittare-Meeting of the Si. Louli
Commission-Henrico clans gather and
thero Ik more speech-making-Judge
Huchnnnn, of the Supremo Court, to be
operated upon Monday-Governor Mon?
tague to return from his vacation to-dny
-Colonel B. O. James noi a candidate
for Supreme Court clerkship-Harris,
Fllppen & Co. buy out Tlgnor's long-es?
tablished business-Death of three well
known Indies-Dnughters of American
Tie volution aiding to raise money to re?
produce Montichilo nt the St. Louis Ex?
position; a great tobacco exhibit assured
Toung man Instantly killed beneath nn
cloctrlc car near Fulton Park. MAN?
CHESTER?New liiMiso at tho cemetery
gelng up very rnpldly-Death ot twin
infants-Ordinance Committee mako?
amendments?Reorganization of the
Council next weok-New policemen to
go on duty Tuesday next-Appointment
of tettchfrs for Bnlnbrldge school-Lib?
erty Council lo run nn excursion-Re?
ligious sondees to-morrow.
'Destructive hailstorm In Prince Edward
destroys many tobacco crops-*?One mil?
lion morleage Mr?;, (n Petersburg-Negro
woman groaned in her coffin and when
?penod she was found to be alive, but did.
riot recover--^-neturn*t from Charles City
county Indicate the election of Barnes
over Madison for tho House-Hampton
Roads Railway and Electric Company In
lharids of receiver-The Passenger nnd
Power Company commence laying rails
on upper Appomnttox Canal preparatory to
extensive Improvements-Newport News
dairyman with diphtheria quarantined;
Jils customers suffering from same disease
?-The American Bar Association closes
lit; annual session at the Hot Springs;
Mcntaguo makes addrens at banquet; Pat?
teson vice-president-Guano factory on
Kllznboth River burns; loss "???,???
f-Ohoonor's master charged with carrying
off two young girls-Mrs. Passrnore. of
Meherrln, nearly killed by a practical
joke on her husband-Science hall at
Washington nnd 1/eo to bo supported by
endowment from the McCormlcks-Ship
captains of Norfolk district warned that
they must pay attention to (Ire and life
saving drills-Hung Jury In murder case
of William Masscy-Captain Haymaker
tmirderoimly assaulted at Winchester
Mrs. Thurman allowed 140 per month
court and attorneys' fees during presen?
tation of her suit for divorce.
Governor Aycock culls on employers to
co-operate with employes In worthy recog?
nition of Labor Day-Ex-United States
Senator Matt Ransom sprints after a train
nbout to leave him-Schooner ashore on
the North Carolina coast-A manufac?
turing company who bought tho Ada cot?
ton mill at Charlotte proposes also to ac?
quire the Victoria-Young man arrested
ior raising one-dollar notes.
There was an upward turn In stock
pri?es and market was moro activo than
on Thursday, but there Is still room for
improvement?Report that American
vice-consul was assassinated proves to ho
Incorract; nn attempt was made to mur?
der him. but it proved unsuccessful; fleet
?will continue lt* course, nnd President
Roosevelt Is determined to seo to it that
Americans In the Sultan's dominions have
iull protection-Sir Thomns Upton says
thnt he will not ngnln build ? boat to
compete for the America's cup?War
game will end to-day; navy effected a
larding ysterdnv, hut tho umpires de?
clared It wan void because the boats were
temporarily destroyed-Futurity will bo
run to-day nt Sheopshoad Rny on a muddy
track, and lt Is feared that many of tho
It? carded entries will bo scratched be?
fore the saddling bell rings-Lnngley'n
machine was ready to fly when the breeze
became too stiff and the attempt was post?
poned; Inter the homo-boat dragged Its
?anchors and wont adrift In a galo, putting
the areodromo in great danger?Georgia
team defoats the United States army ag?
gregation in shooting match?Liberals
?gain an importuni victory In by-election
In Argyleshlro, where free trade pro
f?rnmtj.0 was favored above Chamher
nil's protective policy-While returning
fre.m ? dance ? party of young people are
precipitated Into a swollen stream nnd
NEGROES WILL FORM
A meeting of well known negroes of
the State will bo held In this city next
"Wednesday under the auspices of the
American Beiietlcinl Lifo Insurance Com?
pany, having for Its object tho formation
of a powerful Insurance corporation con?
ducted bv negroes. Br. Wesly F. Gra?
ham, of this city; Ci. Vf. Hayes, of Lynch?
burg, nnd Adolphus Humbles, of the sanio
city, are among those who will attend,
Many of the most prosperous and suc?
cessful of tho race will attend tlio meet?
PARTISANS OF CRITZ
ADMIT HIS DEFEAT
(By Associated Press.)
JACKSON, MISS., August 28.?Them
?seems to bo no ri"w4>t now of tho nomina
?Ion of James Vardnman In tho primary
election of yesterday as the Bemocrntlo
candidate for Governor of the Slate.
Partisans of Judge Crltr, are conceding
the election of Vardaman by 7,000 majori?
ty, and friends of the latter candidate
?r? claiming It by 10,000.
OPERATE ON JUDGE
Judge John A. Bttcliannn, of tho Su?
preme Court of Apponiti ot Virginia, who
wns brought to this city Thursday night
from IiIh home, at Emory, Va? nml taken
to (ho Mmnoi-?r.t Hospital, to be operated
on for an n'oscoss in the thigh. Is rest?
ing comfortably at Hint Institution. An
examination wns rnndo yesterdny \)y Dr.
George Ben Johnston and other surgeons
of tho hospital staff, with the result that
It was determined to undertake the oper?
ili Ion on Monday. The oporntlon to bo per?
formed is regnrdod ns by no fcionns nn es?
pecially dangerous ono, yet one necessary
ti: relieve Hit? patient.
Mnny of ihe Judge's friends have called
lo Inejiilre as lo his condition, and great
Interest Is manifested.
NOT YET DECIDED
HOW TO NOMINATE
Tho Democratic voters of Louisa have
not decided as to Iho method of nomi?
mi ting a candldiito for tho House, hut will
settle the vexed question ni Ilio Septem?
ber court In muss convention, go fur tho
only man spoken of to succeed Mr. Frank
T. West Is Captain William Overton, nnd
he has not announced his candidacy and
is making nn effort to securo the honor.
Whoever may be nomlnnted by tbo Dem?
ocrats will bo elected. Mr. West, tho'In?
cumbent. Is superintendent of th schools
of the county ?nd a 'ino one and will re?
tain that position, rather thnn aspiro to
tho House again.
DR. TAYLOR, OF NORFOLK,
MAY SUCCEED DR. GRAY
fBy Associated ' Press.)
LEXINGTON. KY., August 2S.-^At a
meeting of a committee of five trustees
of Georgetown (Ky.) College to-dny, it
was decided to recommend Rev. Dr. J. J.
Taylor, or Norfolk, Va., for president of
the college* to succeed Dr. B. D. Gray.
Their notion Is not flnnl, but subject lo
the approval of the full Board of Trus?
Big Race to Be Run Under
NINETEEN ON THE CARD
But a Third of These May Be Scratched
Owing to the Mud?Hamburg Belle
a Favorite If She
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, August 2S;--=Ralh has
spoiled a Futurity which promised to have
the largest field nnd ono of the most
closely matched in the history of the
greatest race for two-year-olds In the
world. But nineteen-colts and fillies are
carded overnight for the stake, which
will be worth about fifty thousand dollars
to the winner. Ono-thlrd of these may
ho missing when the saddling bell rings,
for the only chanco to earn a premium
on tho ?2.?0 It will cost to start each of
them seems to lie In the uncertainties of
a sprint through mud.
Tho Coney Island Jockey Club's course
at Sheepsheael Bay never becomes very
heavy, as lt is hard? underneath, but a
steady, soaking rnln has fallen for twen?
ty-four consecutive hours, and the weather
man promises another twenty-four hours
of the same. Consequently, the track
will be at l'ts worst, nnd the futurity
chuto will be especially bad. This means
almost certainly that Hamburg Belle will
not stnrt. No chances are taken with'
J B. Haggln's horses,
Delhi, coupled with the other Keeno
entries, will be the favorite, nnd de?
servedly so. Ho has steadily improved
In racing, and although beaten once by
Broomstick, Delhi suffered then al the
start. Broomstick Is fast and ? sturdy,
and Otlom will ride. He wilt have many
Hamburg Belle will carry the wagers
of most betters If not the most mo*ney
If sho starts. Her owners and trainer
have bet heavily upon her, but they with?
drew Water Boy from the Suhurban on
account of a dangerous track, when they
stood to win $100,000 on him and the race
seemed at his mercy. The bookmakers
to-night make Hamburg Belle and the
Keene entry equal favorites at 4 to 1,
with Madden's three at si'xes, Broom?
stick coupled with Audience at 8, the
Whltnoy stable at tens, and the otheit
at long prices.
GEORGIA TEAM BEAT
UNITED STATES ARMY
(By Associated Press.)
SAVANNAH, GA.. Aug. 2S,?The De
Renne Trophy match shoot In tho inter?
state shoot to-day resulted In a victory
for tho team that represented Georgia,
which made SS0 out of 1,050. Tho United
States Army team was second with 820.
The South Carolina team was third and
tho team from the United States Marine
DISPOSE OF STOCK
Harris, Fllppln & Co. Buy Out
the Old Firm?To Move
In Larger Quarters.
The old and well-known firm of T. W.
Tlgiiors" Sons, dealers In firearms and
sporting goods, has hesn absorbed by the
equally well-known firm of Harris, Fllp
pon &>* Co. This deal, which is of much
Interest In the business world of Rich?
mond, and Virginia, was brought about
In a quiet way and was Just made puhllc
In tho absorption the Main Street stock
of the Tlgnors, goes to Harris, Flippcn
& Co., and Mr. J. C, Tlgnor will take
charge of the Franklin Street place. Mr.
Tom Tlgnor will go with Harris, Fllppen
Mr Fllppen said last night that his
firm would, lu a short whllo. remove from
tho present quarter to a large building
where they could handle, with great fa?
cility Ihelr largo stock and Increased
business. In the new place a special
apartment will be fitted up to be used as
the headquarters for tbe various tun
clubs of thta Yloinlty. ?
Responds to Toast the
State of Virginia.
CLOSE OF AMERICAN
Virginia Secures Honors In
Selection of Officers.
S. S. P. PATTESON
The Day's Session Tame After ?he Hot
Discussion Over the Trust Matter,
The Report Recommitted to
the Committee?Thomas J,
Kernan Responded to
(Special from a Staff Correspondent.)
HOT SPRINGS, VA., August 28.?Law?
yers will be few and far between at the
Hot to-morrow. Tho American Bar As?
sociation concluded its sessions to-day,
ate tho annual dinner to-night, and now
all the delegates have ln mind the call
they left at the desk, for 6 o'clock ln the
morning- for trains for the Bast or
Bess than half the twenty-five members
of the committee from the Virginia Bar
Association to erttertaln tho national1
tody will remain over Sunday, and not
two dozen of the national association
will stay over. After the warm debate
on the trust question yesterday the ses?
sion of the body .to-day seemed extra?
There were absolutely no features of the
one session save the election of officers
and the adoption of tho report of the
committee on patents, etc., which recom?
mended the creation of a Federal court
to hear appeals in patent law cases.
,; .. VIRGINIA HONORED.
Among elections at tho session thle
morning were the following: "Vice-Presi?
dents?District of Columbia: Nathaniel
Wilson; Virginia: S. S. P. Patteson.
The Virginia local council consists of
R. R. Prentiss, Daniel Grlnnan, "Willis B.
Smith, Raleigh C. Minor, J. Bullltt, John
T. Harris, A. P, Thorn, Richard B. Davis,
Joseph E. Willard. L. H. Cocke and John
H. Lewis. >
Local council of the Distrlot of Colum?
bia?Hy. E. Davis, Arthur P. Greeley.
Samuel MacMo*-, Chap?n Brown. J. N.?
McGill, W. A. Meloy. A. B. Brown, Chan
nlng Rudd and Robert B. Fisher.
Local council of North Carolina?F. H.
Busbee, Lindsay Patterson, A. B. An?
drews, Jr., J. L. Bridgera, L. H. Clem?
ents and Thomas N. Hill.
The speech of Governor Montague at
the banquet to-night. In response .to the
toast. "The State of Virginia,"* waa ele?
gant, eloquent and most thoroughly ap?
propriate. Tremendous applause followed
tho close of .the brief address, and ln the
course of Its delivery His Excellency had
to suspend more than once becauseiOf the
cheering and hand-clapping.
The response of Thomas J. Kernan to
the toast "Louisiana. Our First Foreign
Possession," was so happy and so elo?
quent that the applause when ho con?
cluded almost threw the assemblage Into
WALTER EDWARD HARRIS.
Adopted Report of Comm'ttee Recom
mending Patents Court.
(By Associated Press.)
HOT SPRINGS, VA., August 28.?At
the morning session of the American Bar
Association to~day the following ofllcers
James Hagerman, Missouri, president:
John Hlnckley, Maryland, secretary;
Fred. E. Wadhams, New York, treasurer;
New members ot the Bxocutlve Commit?
tee: Francis Rawle, Philadelphia; P. Vf.
Meld rim, Georgia; Platt Rogers, Colorado;
M. F. Dickinson, Massachusetts; Theo?
dore S. Garnett, Virginia; W. P. Breen, \
The committee on law reporting and
digesting reported a resolution "that in
(Continued on Second Page.)
Train Load of Soldiers Col?
lided with Freight and
Many Killed and Hurt.
(By Associated Press,)
ROME, August 28.? A disastrous rail
road accident has cut short the festivi?
ties and demonstrations In honor of the
King and Queen at Udine, the chief town
on the oaBteru frontier, sixty miles from
Venice, where the sovereigns had gone
to view the Grand Army manoeuvres.
At 10 o'clock last night, near Udine, a
train overflowing with soldiers, collided
with a freight train. Tho force of the
collision was terrlfc. Thoso on hoard were
thrown In all directions, and thescoache*
were broken up.
It was announced that the dead num?
bered twenty, and the wounded eighty,
Including six ofllcers. A captain who was
killed had his head cut off, and an engine
driver was burned alive. Both engines
wero entirely destroyed, and several of
the cars wexe crushed Into splinters.
Darkness rendered Ihe confusion about
the scene of the wreck extreme while th?
terror among'those, who escaped ln- '
Jury" was Increased',?**!?! tho trains took
flr? a fow minutes tutor the collision.
Fortunately the f?ame? woro Immediately
King Victor Emmanuel visited the hos?
pital in person lator to so0 thn victims of
tho accident. ,; .
FREE TRADE VICTORY
IN BRITISH ELECTION
(By AMoclatcd, frenci
LONDON. August 28??The Liberals
gained a notablo, victory in "Argylshlre,"?
where on Wednesday last was hold tho
first Parliamentary bye-election fought on
the fiscal question raised by Colonial Sec?
retary Chamberlain. J*,S. Alnsworth, tho
Liberal candidate, who represented free
trade, was elected by tho great majority
of 1,586 over Charles Stewart, Unionist,
who stood for protection. At the previ?
ous election the unionist majority was
six hundred. Tho result Is considered a
clear Indication of the feeling of the con?
stituency on tho subject of Mr. Chamber?
lain's fltcal proposals, on which tho cam?
paign was mainly fought
ON HOTEL RICHMOND
Work on tho Richmond Hotel, being
erected hero by Mrs. A, D. Atkinson, Is
progressing in a most satisfactory man?
ner. The huge piles of brick, girders and
so on are beginning to take form, and the
foundations and first floor of a hand?
some and up-to-date building have been
It is thought that the socond story of
the hotel will be oompleted next woek,
The first floor Ib already done. Tho
dining rooms will bo located here. Tho
hotel entrance, one for ladles and one
for gentlemen, have been located on
Grace Street. The cafe ontranco Is on
Ninth. Tho parlors will be on tho second
floor. . ?
Much interest Is being takon In the
progress of the work,' The hotel will he
completed and ready for occupancy by
January 1, 1904,
MR. SHAW SUGGESTS
(By Associated Pross.)
OYSTER B~AY, N. Y? Aug. 2S.-Seoro
tary-of-the-Treasury Leslie M. Shaw ar?
rived hero to-night, The object of the
Secretary's visit to the "?President at this
time Is two-fold, For some time he has
been colleotlng information from various
sources on tho eubject of currency legis?
lation and. this he desired to present to
Mr. Roosevelt, He and the President will
compare notes with a view of ascertaining
whethor a basis of agreement on ?poet?
ile legislation Is likely ln the. near future.
Secretary Shaw also desires to consult
the President regarding a plan to reli?ve
anv temporary stringency In tho money
market. It is known that tho Secretary
MR. 8. S. P. PATTESON,
Chosen Vice?President of American Bar
has a plan In mind for the depositing of
certain moneys of the government ln na?
tional bank depositories. It is nossiblo
some conclusion may bo reached as to
the putting of tho plan Into operation be?
fore Secretary Shaw returns to Wash?
AT MERIDA. MEXICO
(By Associated Press.)
MEXICO CITY. MEN.. August 2S.
Thoro are eighty-five yellow fever po
tients at Merlda. At Progreso there tiro'
The sanitary authorities are taking ac?
tive measures to prevent tho spread of
the disease to other points In the Yucatan
SOUTHERN CAR CO.
CAN NOW RESUM?
(By Associated Press.)
CHATTANOOGA, TKNN., August ?S.
Judge C. D. Clark to-dny Issuod an order
to the receivers of tho Southern Car and
Foundry Company, authorizing them, to
resume operations at tho Lonolr City ai:4
Memphis pfctnts, and to pay wages duo
at these two plants,
MET THEIR DEATH ON
Vehicle Precipitated Over E m
bankment and Three Oc?
(By Associated Press.)
PITTSBURG, PA.. August 2S.?While
a party of youiu; P??Ple were driving
home from a social gathering near ? vor
greon borough. North of Al egheny, about
3 o'clock this niornlntT, their vehicle was
precipitated over a high embankment Into
Glrty's Run. ?r?1 ??'rt''- were 4rowned,
Two others narrowly escaped a similar
MYRTLE SCOTT, anea twenty years,
NANNIE SCOTT, sister, aged eighteen
y ANNI ? ??????'???' ? enusln, nged
about twenty y?i?. vMUng the Scott
home, at Evergreen.
The Party wa? returning from a dance
and were alni'-'t" ?om1' wlu*" U,o ll0'SQ
"Over tho enihonkniort Into the run.
Tno stream was N4ly swollen, and
three of the occupai** were swept away. |
SIR THOMAS WILL DREAM
NO MORE OF THE CUP
tuf, Orracas Cup?
Drunken Negroes Attack Cap?
tain J. M. Haymaker.
THURMAN DIVORCE CASE
Judge Harrison Allows the Lady $40 a
Month and Court and A.torneys'
Kees?No Trouble Between
Rhea and Thurman.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
WINCHESTER, VA,, August 2S.?Cap?
tain James M. Haymaker, ono of tho most
prominent cltlzons of Winchester, a Con?
federate veteran, fireman and Council?
man, was murderously assaulted shortly
after 11 o'clock last night by two drunken
negro brutes, Shack Johnson and Henry
Thompson, while ho was discharging his
duty as a special policeman'find watch?
man at Baker and Company'si wholesale
merchandise house. * Ho was knocked
down and beaten In the fuco with Ills own
revolver, and kicked and cuffed In a vi?
cious manner. His Ufo was saved by
Charles Brown, a colored mnn, who scared
tho negroes off. Captain Haymaker's con?
dition Is quite serious.
Tho negro Thompson escaped on ?
Height train, but waa arrested and will
be brought hack. The police prevented an
liliurlatod crowd nf nrmod men from mak?
ing an attempt to lynch Johnson. Ho was
hurriedly taken to Jail and placed in a
strong steel cage.
Arguments wero begun in tho Circuit
Court this afternoon beforo Judge Thomas
W Harrison for attorney's fees nnd allow?
ance by attorneys In Iho celebrated suit
for divorce filed by Mrs. Thurman against
her husband. Clonoral Charles Thurman,
of Clarko county. A largo crowd was at?
tracted to tho court-room In Iho City Hall
tc hour the ppeeches of Judge \V. F.
Bheu. of Bristol, nnd Lewis Bumgardner.
of Staunton, for Mrs. Thurman, and
Messrs, A. and Conrad Kownslar, of Ber?
ryvllle, for the defendant. So far no
trouble has occurred between Judgo Uhoa
and General Thiirmnti, who have ex?
changed newspaper Interviews. General
Thurman is not hero, but his wlfo Is.
At 10 o'clock to-nlght Judge Harrison
signed a decree allowing the complainant
?10 per month for support, pending a prop?
er pr?senla!Ion of the ciu*a to tlio court;
$2?0 court, expenses and $100 attorneys'
fees, to bo paid upon per tided vouchers,
nil of which Is lo conio from General
SEVEN OF SHIP'S CREW
(By Associated Press,)
BREMEN, August 2S.~T|ie North Ger?
man Llovd steaiper Neckar, hound for
Baltimore, Ua? whllo off Tersehnlllng.
an Island 111 l|ie North Sea, yesterday
bur?*! her nrilu steam snppjj' pipos, which
scalded tho third nnd fourth engineers'
and seven stokers. Tlie vessel |H return?
ing hero for repu 1rs,
NEW YOHK, August 2$.?According to
? dispatch received to-day att the olllcrs
ot tho North German Lloyd Company In
Now Yovld the two engineers referred to
in the Bremen dispatch and h vu of ih?*
seven stokers SCBldOd, died Hum their
Inlurles, 'l'ho passeiifiora of tin* Neckar
nre all well, and the steamer, outside of
the bursting of nel' main stcum supply
pipes, is umlumuBeo,
Will Not Try Another Year to.
YACHTS WILL RACE TO-DAY
The Briton Wants a Twenty-five Knot
Breeze so that He May Have Had
All the Chances to
fl?y Associated Pros?.)
? ?e?? YORK, Aurj'. 28.?Tho local
Weather Bureau has received the
following special from Washington ?
"Observer, New York: The wind
over the International Yacht race
courso Saturday will be fresh and
mostly easterly, with unsettled,
The wind off Sandy Hook at mid?
night waa east-northeast, with a ve?
locity of thirty-two miles. It was
raining and thick off shore, with a
heavy sea running?
Sh- Thomas Lip ton, aboard the Erin,
doclared to-day In an Interview that ho
would never chiillengo again for tho
America's cup until a man had boon
fciuul In England who equalled Nat. Her
reshoff In yacht building. The Baronet
admitted his disappointment at his fail?
ure, and frankly said ho had no hope of
winning ovan a singlo raco. He, said;
"American brains and development have
US beaten. If the day ?ayer, comes when
England produces n Herresihot'f, then I
will challenge for the cup again. It ?? 11,1
not be until then. It Is unpleasant to, be
compelled to admit it, hut tlio brains lb
boat building aro ou this side of tho
water. Ilerresliot? Is a wizard. His work
Is wonderful, ?,???a can liavo admired the
Reliance more" than I have. She Is ? ho
best, boat by all odds, and lias won on
"1 am a disappointed man. My hopes
| were'high when 1 left home, for I tiirely
| believed 1 would carry back tho cup.
"Yesterday's lluko only prolonged the
nguny for pie. I do not want to win on
any slips, anil 1 regretted the Reliance's
fallino to get over tho lino as much us
nny one could."
Sir Tliomns was asked why It was that
Shamrock III. was not. given more sail
atea. Hi* replied that lie trusted every?
thing roga riling eonstruotlou and design
to the bust of England's! talent, lie com?
plimented Captain Burr, and said that ho
had nn fault to lind with the way which
the Shamrock had becui handled.
"I hope," he? said, "Hint wo will get a
good twenty-live knot broey.o nnd a heavy
sen tn-morrow. Then we will have hail
all the chano,!? on the calendar to try out
thn SliiitnruiU's qualities."
The Baronet praised the hospitality and
generosity of Americans, and expressed
tbo belief that many of them wanted to
son hlni take the cup. "They would push
tho Shamrock over the line ahead If they
conici, I believe."
OF SUMMER LIGHTNING
Thero was ?t. beautiful display of sum?
mer lightning in the north for some.hours
last evening. Many watched tho spec.
ukIu with admiration.
Proves to Be an Error.
ATTEMPT WAS MADE
TO MURDER HIM
Bullet, However, Went Wide
and He Escaped.
FLEET WILL NOT
CHANGE ITS COURSE
American Vessels Will Go to Beirut and
Our Citizens Will Be Protected
to the Fullest Extent?An
Attempt to Burn
College at Mar
(By Associated Frees.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. August 28.?A
docidedly new turn In the case of
United States Vico-C?nsul William C.
Mitgelesen at Beirut, Syria, who was re?
ported to have' been assassinated last
Sunday, dovelopcd to-m'ght when lt be?
came known that the report was Incorrect,
and that although Mr. Magelssen had beeti
shot at,? he had not even been Injured.
This Information came to the State
Department to-nlght In a ; dispatch from
United States Minister Loishman, at Con?
stantinople, who said the mistake ln mak?
ing tho on'nlgal announcement was due
to be an error in the transmission of the
cipher dispatch from Consul Ravndal at
Beirut In reporting the Incident to the
The dispatch from Mr. Lelshman fol?
lowed closely on tho Associated Press
bulletin on tho same subject, which had
been shown to tho prominent officials
o? the government. The dispatch from
the minister was communicated at once
to the President at Oyster Bay. Its con?
tents were extremely' gratifying to th?'
officials of the government here, as It
rolloved the situation of Ita extreme
tension and loaves the way open for ah
amicable andi peaceful adjustment of the
Was Shot At.
Acting Secretary Lcomls declined to
mako publlo the text of Minister Irish?
man's dispatch to-nlght, but he gave a
summary of Its contents, It shows that
Mr. Magelssen had been shot at by some
person at the time unknown to the offi?
cials, but that he had not been hit. The
local Turkish ofllclals were prompt to ex?
press tho'Vr regret at the occurrence and
\\ ere exortlng themselves to apprehend tha
assassin, but thus far had been unsuc?
The minister's dispatch also said that
Consul Ravndal had reported to v him
that somo ot the fol-elgn consuls located
at Beirut had reported to tholr govern?
ments that tho situation at that place had
becomo exceedingly unaofo, that this con?
dition of affairs had existed for some
time, and that something ought to be
done to relieve the tension. The opinion
wa sexpressed that the attempted assas?
sination ot Magelssen probably would
bring mutters to a focus, the attention
of tho Turkish government being drawn
to the matter In a forcible way and some
effort thus be made to avoid further
.Fleet Will Proceed.
The latest development ln .the Turkish
situation was discussed In official circles
whom tho view Is hold that denial of the
report of tho killing of Mr. Magelssen
rollovos the situation of its Immediately
awkward and embarrassing feature, but
will not prevent our naval 'vessels con?
tinuing to the East. Minister Lelshman
ln one of his dispatches to the department
suggested that conditions were such that
It might bo well to have some American
naval demonstration In those* waters.
Reports also have come to the gover??
mont from the missionary Interests ' of
threatened destruction of their property
tit Harpoot, and becnuse of this Admiral
Cotton will bo allowed to proceed to
It doveloped during the day that, acting "v
upon tho first report of Consul
Magelsson's murder, the United States in?
tended to enforce Its demands with 'rigor.
If necessary, It had been determined to
seize and occupy snipe Turkish port'. In
that event Minister Lelshman would have
left Turkey and turned over his affair?
to the British Ambassador.
Mr. Lelshman states that Macedonian
conditions nre growing constantly more
acute, and that the situation ln that
section Is extremely grave. In his cable?
gram to .Minister Lelshman last night
regarding the report of tine American
liiinrd of .Missions thnt an attempt had
been mado to burn Euphrates College
luiiliJlngs lit Harpoot, Acting Secretary
l.uoiHs Instructed him to d?rmand of the
Turkish government thnt It take imme?
diati? steps for the protection of the live?
of all Americans there, The Brooklyn
und Han Francisco will proceed with all
speed to Beirut, and will not wait for the
Machias, which Is a much slower vessel.
Another urgent appeal has reached the
State Department from the American
Board of Missions nt Boston that Imme?
diate steps be taken for the proteotlon of
the American cltl?ous at Harpoot. The
board's dispatches from there for severa]
days past have represented the situation
as extremely grave. There are at the
Euphrates College at Harpoot fourteen
American teachers, besljle women ami
children and property to tho value of
tlGO.OOO. It Is learned that there Is an
American college at iBelrut, In which are
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