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CONFRR BUT DISAGREE. COMMITTEES OF STRIKING MACHINISTS ANT) EMPLOYERS VOTE DOWN EACH OTHERS' PROPOSITIONS. An early settlement of the machinists' strike Will probably result from the conference at the Astor House last night between committees of District No. 2 of the National Metal Trades' As sociation and District No. 15 of the Interna tional Association of Machinists. The employers were represented by William Echwannauser. of the Worthing Ton Pump Works, of Brooklyn, who presided; George H. Phillips, of Newark, and Nathan Payne, of the Payne Engine Works, of Klmira. The strikers' committee consisted of George H. "Warner. James B. Wilson and Henry E. Williams. The net result of the conference was the presentation of two resolutions, both of which ¦were defeated, on a tie vote, but will be sub mitted Immediately to both associations for ac tion When this has been done another meeting of the committees will b-- held and the result announced. The first resolution, presented by Mr. Payne, was as follows: Resolved. That it is the sense of this conference In joint session that the matter of wages, now in difput<-. thai: be -lit with under and according to the joint agreement ami resolution of November 16. J890; that this natter hall be arbitrated, and that tho findings of arbitration shall date from May 30. 1901. ar,d that pending such arbitration there shall b« no lockouts or strikes as pre^eribr-d in the joint agreement above referred to. The second resolution presented by George H. Warner was- Resolved. That as a rmn; rnmi«<> the men return to work in the shops of members of the National Metai Trades Association, with the understanding that a sif'iioc be i>cmtei3 that the hours of labor tna!J be nine a <;;:•• or fifty-four a week, with no reduction in the per dirn-i or weekly rate of wages? that was In effect on May 18. 1903. The rate of May IS liW». it was explained. vis, •with the exception of a few small advances ::. Sb« or two factories, the same as that pre vailing Just before the strike. Both sides de clared that a speedy settlement was In sight. About one thousand men returned to work vic torious yesterday. This pain was offset, how ever, by th*- strike oZ 1 SOO men in the Worth ington Pucy Works. Brooklyn, because of the failure of a temporary settlement. Seven hun df«£ oi the strikers were machinists and the r-^?t were laborers, blacksmiths, helpers and othere who struck in sympathy with the ma chinists. The strike in R. Hoe & Co.'s printing press factory bids fair to assume serious proportions. There is no question of wages there, only the right of the firm to employ "handy men" or partially trained machinists at less than the union rate of wages. It is not likely that the expected settlement with th« National Metal Trades' Association will carry with it the settlement of the Hoe Etrike. MORE EMPLOYERS YIELD. PRESIDENT O'CONNELL SATS HE IS SATIS FIED WITH THE STRIKE SITUATION. C Washington, May 22.— President O'Connell. of the International Association of Machinists, estimates that the number of machinists on strike to-day is forty thousand. He says he is satisfied with the situation and has confidence in the result. 'By next Monday morning." he said, "probably 90 per cent of the men- who went out will be back at work with their demands granted. Th« other 10 per cent are mostly on the Pacific Coast and Jn several Ohio cities. San Francisco is the only place where we look for a protracted strike. The situation there is unchanged, and the strike may continue several •weeks. No important developments were reported at Cincinnati to-day, though about fifteen small firms have signed the agreement. The situation also is unchanged at Hamilton. Dayton and Alli ance. Ohio, and Tacoma and Seattle. Wash. Re ports from all other points indicate that negotia tions are proceeding and that agreements are In eight." President Mulholland of the Allied Metal Trade? Association, comprising the semi-skilled men In machine shops, has sent word to the machinists' headquarters here that be is ready to order out his men whenever the machinists think it necessary. The strike leaders, however, do not care to involve any more men in the movement than is necessary. Kansas City advices Indicate that nine firms there signed to-day, leaving approximately three hundred men still out. The fourteen firms in Hoboken, N. J . ha\-e signed. In Buffalo twenty-two firms are reported as having made agreements with the strikers. At Sharon. Perm.. the Continental Iron Company has signed and the Hazleton and Janes ville Iron Works, at Hazleton. Perm., have made the concession?. STOPPING WORK ON WARSHIPS. Washington. May 22.-The Navy Department has received notice from three contractors now "build ing warships of a strike at their establishments. They are Moran Brothers, of Seattle: the Union Iron Works, of San Francisco, and the Maryland Steel Company, of Sparrow's Point, near Baltimore. The department will take no action until the strike Is over when a decision will be made as to how many days shall be allowed the contractors on ac count of the delay caused by the strike. LEHIOH VALLEY SWITCHMEN NOT OUT. Buffalo, May —In response to a request for in formation relative to the reported strike of switch men on the LeMgh Valley road, in this city. Su perintendent Van Allen said to-day: There is nothing in the report of the strike of our switchmen. Some irresponsible parties at tempted to stir up discontent with them last night, but were unsuccessful. The rank and file, after a meeting. In which certain matters were discussed, repudiated the efforts of the parties referred to. A number of switchmen, it appears, demanded that the police protection in the yards of the com pany be withdrawn. This request was refused and -m-n resumed work. Two of the leaders in the movemfr.t were discharged, and their places filled. Mi MOVE TOWARD ARBITRATION. No move toward arbitration was made yesterday by either the Mason Builders' Association or the bricklayers' unions. William Klein and William P. Hanlon. walking delegates, having learned that the employers had told several owners and archi tects that the men had refused to arbitrate, spent the day in obtaining affidavits to show that they had offered arbitration. of the Mason Builders' Otto M EHlltz. president of the Mason Builders Association, declared that the tieup was « com plete as ever, and that the owners r£rVTn !heir *<•*- bo far supporting the mason builders in their fcght. ALL WORKING OX THE SUBWAY. Frederick Evans, secretary of the Rapid Transit Bu^-ay Construction Company, said yesterday that all along the line of the subway the men were at work He said ten men in the employ of Naughton 4 Cm. went on strike on Tuesday in m«r, employed on other work, who were s ™" n S for shorter hours, but that yesterdaj, morning all of the NnuKhton employes were working. ' TELEGRAPHIC VOTES. Victor Col May 22 — Former Congressman John &*&&& S. 1 Louis, who «» "g^^i^n^S •owned ir. the flood which »ws« down the W«tt Beaver Valley, escaped, made his £ay home on foot, having kMN bis horse in the rush of waters. Seattle Wash.. May 22. -Ad vices f™',^" 11 ,, 03 .^ port* are to the effect that theupper Yukon Is now «pen to navigation. On May 16 the upper Labfirge Lake was still covered with Ice. but was expected . to become open in a few day* Smallpox a monj the southeaster* native Alaskans Is reported as ing out. Tbe <*iiwase is alleged by many e*»^ « no c to hr. smallpox at all. but to be caused by excessive iim of flrjj and general fllthlness. Denver. May 22.-Fire to-day destroyed the fac tory and warehouse of the Eaton-Ritchell Com pany, manufacture of tinware occupying nearly r-alf a block, at Fifteenth and Wynkoop sts. The 'MirnatwJ los« Is 1125.(00. fully insured, "%*"?"* WlUi»ni Kuhn wa« severely burned by an explosion ?f paints, and several other firemen were *"? ht '> Injured. The plant was acquired recently r» me American Tin Plate Company. THE SANDY HOOK ROUTE. Spinning May ». steam. • "Monmouth" and -Sandy Hook" will leave New York, Pier 8. N. R.. foot Hector St.. week days at 10 A. M.. 1. 3.45 nnd *V> P. M. Sundays at 10 A. M.. 1 »na S I '¦ *}¦ Additional Hll-rail express trains -will lea v-.Llb •rty .-•;,;., Station Central R. It. of New Jersey. . •¦» **• *tasbort-;£t iii and 1.45 P. -Advt. kkj,^ : :\":''v ."-'. ; -.^ : : ::'-.:., . , '. ; .:_._.. CHAFFER LEAVES PEKIXG. HONORS PAID TO AMERICAN TROOPS MINISTERS STILL UNDECIDED. Peking. May 22.— The last of the American troops here, with the exception of the legation guard, left Peking at 7 o'clock this morning. The headquarters staff departed at 1" o'clock. In spite of the early hour and the long distance to march, all the bands of the British troops escorted the '.ith Infantry from the Temple of Agriculture to the station, where a Japanese band awaited the troops. All fn«r British gen erals and their staffs and all the officers off duty were present. The scene was one of great enthusiasm. As the later train left the city a great crowd was present to wish General Chaffee farewell. Count yon Waldersee, General Yamnguehi, Gen eral Gaselee and all the other generals and members of the legations were among those present. The 7th Rajpoots (British Indian troops) acted as a guard of honor. The foreign ministers' meeting to-day was un satisfactory. No power was willing to accede to the American idea of a reduction of the Chi nese indemnity to £40.000,000, though Great Britain recognizes the advisability of some re duction. There will be another meeting to morrow. MAY REQUIRE PAYMENT IX GOLD. Berlin. May 22.— 1t is authoritatively an nounced that the powers will agree to require the present Chinese import duties to be paid in gold, which is equivalent to doubling the duties. The same payment will also probably be re quired in the case of the salt and opium tax. Germany is apparently averse to interfering with the likin due?, since they are too com plicated, requiring too much administrative ma chinery and too much mixing In the internal af fairs of China. Officials here admit that the powers are likely to divide into two groups upon the method of settlement, soin« following Great Britain in favor of a loan and others supporting payment through Increased revenues. The German force in china, it is said, after the withdrawal of troops, will amount to three thousand or four thousand men. exclusive of the guard for the German Legation and the detachments between Peking and the pea The purpose of this sin.-ill corps is to watch the enforcement of the stipulations between china and the powers. CHINESE TROOP* TO OPERATE. Berlin, May 2'J- Count yon Waldersee, in a dispatch from Peking made public to-day, says that Li Hung Chang, having decided to take energetic action against the P-oxers. along the southern line of demarration, his generals are now operating in <onjur.ction with Gerteral Baillou'l and Captain Knoerzr-r. Two companies of the '.'.d German Regiment surprised and dis pprppr] four hundred Boxers fourteen miles northwest of Pao-Tins-Fu. Five Ormans were wounded. BROOKS FALLS WITH HIS HORSE. ANIMAL RIDDEN BY A WOMAN KNOCKS INSPECTOR AND HIS MOUNT TO EARTH IN CENTRAL PARK. Police Inspector Broota. of the Second Dis trict, while riding in Central Park yesterday afternoon on the bridle path under the Sev enty-seventh-st. bridge, was thrown from his horse, and received contusions of the back and facr He was removed to Ms home, >fo. 341 West One-hundred-and-twenty-flrst-st., in a carriage. Inspector Brooks and Mounted Policeman Wood? were riding north in the bridle path, both practising for the police parade. Tnderthe Seventy-seventh-st. bridge th»y met Miss Anna Jackson, who gave her address as No. 114 "West Fiftv-fiiurth-st coming south on a spirited animal Just as the three horses met abreast Mi«=s Jackson's horse took fright at a rustling in a clumn of bushes near by. It reared and plunged and. striking broadside against the bone on which Inspector Brooks was mounted, knocked the latter animal to the ground. In spector Brooks fell with it. Miss Jackson re tained her seat. CEXSUS RESULTS IX SCOTLAXD. Edinburgh. May 22. -The census of Scotland, just completed, shows a total population of 4.471.957. or an increase since the last census, taken ten years ago of 446 310. For the first time Scotland's popu l8 The DonulaUon cl of n< Gia^ow Is 760.423. or an In crlase P142P 142 371 and that of Edinburgh 315.479. or an Increase of 51.683. _ Cairo May 22.— Arab) Pacha, the well known Egyptian rebel, who was" banished to Ceylon In 18§£ has; been Dardoned. NEW-YORK, THURSDAY. MAY 2.°,. 1901. -FOURTEEN rAGES.- byTh ,^f^w ,;,. , / :,¦ p\< b i ' -nDoyr.n. tttt: challenger, shamrock ti. Which was wrecked in ;i squall yesterday. THE PRESIDENT AND CHINA POWERS URGED TO ACCEPT THREE PER CENT BONDB TOR INDEMNITY. MR. ROCKHILL INSTRUCTED TO PRESS THIS GOVERNMENT'S VIEWS ON THE MIN ISTERS AT PEKING. Pan Francisco. May 22.— President McKlnley and Secretary Hay have been in constant com munication .vtth Washington rhrorghnnt tliHr journey in the West. Dispatches from foreign capitals have been continually arriving, and the Chines* situation has received special atten tion. Two weeks ago the President proposed that each of The powers should accept (or its share of the Indemnity the bonds of China it par, with Interest at 3 per cent, provision for meeting the interest and for eventual payment belne: made from the likin. the salt duties and Increased import taxes. Mr. Roekhlll has now been Instructed to urge these views anew on the attention of the ministers at Peking. The President hn» been anxious lest the .1:01 culties thrown in the way of an arrangement by the demands of some of the powers m'ght lead to Indefinite delay and a consequent In crease of the Indemnity to be exacted. There are two points to be settled: First— total amount of the Indemnity and the share of each power. Second method of payment. In regard to the first point, the President has constantly endeavored to moderate the demands of the powers to an amount which China might pay without financial ruin or territorial dis memberment. He has thought that $200,000,000 was the maximum amount Indicated by the best authorities consulted, and he has proved the willingness of this government to make every sacrifice in the interest of the integrity of China and the restoration of normal relations by cut ting down the already moderate claim of the United States one-half if other powers would make proportionate reductions. These proposi tions have not been accepted by the other gov ernments, although Great Britain has shown a disposition toward considerate treatment of China. As to the method of payment, It is understood that there are various propositions before the conference of ministers in Peking. One is a loan to be contracted by China, guaranteed by the powers, which it is thought might be floated at 4 per cent, with a commission of .*• or 0 per cent. Another is a loan, not guaranteed, which would probably require an enormous commis sion and a heavy rate of interest, perhaps 7 per cent. Neither of these propositions was accept able to the President. The attitude of the British Government, as set forth in the recent speeches of its representa tives in Parliament, indicates that Great Britain, although not willing to go so far as this coun try in moderating the demands of the powers. Is inclined to accept measures which if adopted may bring the negotiations to a conclusion. HORSE RIXS WILD IX FIFTH WE. ANIMAL KNOCKS DOWN TWO MEN WHO TRY TO STOP IT— ONE PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED. Several drivers with their carts were slowly filing up Fifth-aye. yesterday afternoon, the men walking on the sidewalk and the horses leisurely near the curb. At One-hundred-and-eleventh | st. the horse attached to the rear wagon took ! fright, and running by the carts ahead of him ' dashed up the avenue. Thomas Mullen, of No. ; 288 East Eighty-fifth-et., who was In charge of ' the foremost wagon, heard the cries behand him and running to the centre of the street at tempted to stop the frightened animal. He was j knocked down and severely injured, the cart i passing over his chest, breaking several ribs, ; fracturing his jaw and inflicting internal Injuries j from which It is thought he will die. At One-hundred-and-tenth-st. Policeman Treu 1 big of the East One-hundred-and-fourth-st. sta tion tried to stop the horse, and he too was knocked down. As soon as he could get to his ' feet he sent a hurry call to the Harlem Hos ! pital for an ambulance and Dr. Mooney who re j sponded dressed his wounds and took Mullen to the hospital. _ At Ninety-etghth-st. Bicycle Policeman Keni i son dropped his wheel and caught the horse by the bridle He hung on until Xjpetv-fourth-st. was reached and then let go. A boy came by on a wheel The policeman 1 borrowed the machine and chased the bone, which came. to a stop.be-" hind another cart at Eighty-ei-»ih-st. GOMEZ SURE OF DEFEAT. CUBANS CERTAIN TO REJECT HTS ANTT PT.A F r AM KNDM FAT. (Copyright 1!V>1 By Th» New-York Tribune.) fny cable to the TRinrxc.l Havana, May 82. —It was shown to-day that the Constitutional Convention will reject Gual berto Gomez's report as the first step toward accepting the Ptatt amendment. He spoke to day, urging that if th» convention held out and refused acquiescence to the amendment. Cuba would be in a position to appeal to the world, .in I ultimately would gain absolute Independ ence. Gomez will finish his speech to-morrow. His followers now admit the defeat Of his proposition, hut after that will endeavor to em barrass the delegates who want a majority re port adopted. Several members who will vote against Gomes want to dodge a direct vote on acceptance. Morns Delgado and Berriel. who have proposed modifications in, the majority's report, will nevertheless support if. The committee met to-night and agreed on some changes in the phraseology to clear away aliened ambiguities. The changes are imma terial. The Sugar Planters' Association made a for mal request to the convention to intervene in the question of mortgage foreclosure, which is one of the most perplexing questions with which the American administration is confronted. Gov ernor-General Wood has extended the time of the order against foreclosure till June l. but announces that no further extensions will be granted. In the mean time, a special commissioner has been trying to adjust the difficulty, but has not succeeded in formulating a plan satisfactory to both debtors and creditors. The Merchants' Union, a strong financial body, has opposed the Su^ar Planters' Convention, and to-day refused to Intervene on behalf of the latter, on the ground that the subject was beyond its Jurisdic tion. Its action was important. TT.-t XT CROKFR TO T I KE Ii \ CX SE \T MOVEMENT IN TAMMANY TO HAVE OTIIF.RS TAKE THE LEAD IN THE COMING MUNICIPAL CAMPAIGN. A meeting of the executive committee of Tam many Hall will be held to-morrow night, but <-nly routine business will be transacted, it was snid yesterday. Tammany men denied the re port that John F. Carroll and John J ScanneU were going to Europe to see Richard Croker and report to him. Mr. Carroll is not deeply loved by Croker just at present. Although he is nomi nally acting as deputy leader. Wigwam men say that he is shorn of all real power and Is slated fop retirement at an early date. ScanneU. it is said, has no desire to see Croker or report to him. Croker is expected home some time In August In the mean time there is a strong movement in the organization— and Carroll and Senator Sullivan are credited with being the prime movers in th^ affair— to have Croker take a back seat in the coming municipal campaign and let others direct it for Tammany. They belfovo that Croker's activity, his selection of a ticket and his talks about the campaign will alienate many votes. FLYIXG TO FIFOs IDE OF A CHTLD. COLONEL ELLIS. OF BOSTON. CHARTERS A TRAIN. WHICH MAKES A RECORD BREAKTNO RI'N. Camden, N*. J.. May 22.-Colonel Charles Ellis, of R^ston. who was staying at Atlantic City, received a dispatch last night that a child at his home was ill. The last train had left Atlantic City, and •""lone! Fills chartered a special engine and one car from the Pennsylvania Railroad, and started for Philadelphia. Colonel Ellis and his wife were the only passengers. The run was a record breaker for the road, seventy miles being covered In sixty-three minutes. At times the speed was run up to seventy-five miles an hour. Colonel Ellis 3nd his wife reached Germantown Junction. Phila delphia, in time to catch the Colonial Express for Boston gold rnvixn from AUBTMAUa Sydney. N. S. W.. May 22.— The Oceanic Si,--.m ship Company's new steamer Ventura. Captata Hayward, which left here to-day for San Fran- Cisco, carried ICO, OOO sovereigns. She Is due rr. ar rive at San Francisco on June R EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR. The "Overland Limited" to California via Chicago « North-Western, Union l',-:nc and Southern Pa ¦ Ad Ry " ' Address N*ort/i-n Patera Line, 461 B'way. THE GRANT RUXS ASHORE. BIG HOLE TORN IN THE REVENIE PUT TER— < RE W CAMPS OUT. Victoria. B C. May 22.— The T'nir^d States revenue cutter (Irant, Car.tain Taster, ran ashore on an uncharted rock in Saaaich Inlet to-dn;. . She struck well forward and tore a bad hole in her hull. Th° inrush of water filled her forward part to th-» main deck. and. throw ing her after part up. left it dry The crew gathered together v> hat effects they could md went ashore In the cutter's boats, ar riving in Cole Ray. where they camped at noon Lieutenant Sndler came to this city to c^» assistance. Tie returned with a wrecking outfit al .".o'clock this afternoon. The Grant was on ;i special mission, pre sumably to investisate smuggitng, when she stranded. She is in a had position, but Lieu tennn' Sadler thinks she can be saved \ sfXTEES' STORY AFWITIOX. THE MANHATTAN LIFE TO ERECT A LOFTY BUILDING ADJOINING ITS MAM MOTH STRUCTURE. The property. No. TO Broadway, owned by George Crocker, it was learned yesterday, has been sold to the Manhattan Life Insurance Com pany, whose building adjoins on th-> south side, for 1000.000. . While, in view of the result of Mr. ' Crocker's suit against the Manhattan Lift Insurance .Company for encroachment on his premises of the iron shutters and cornice of th* insurance company's building, it was thought that such a sale would be made, no inkling of it was obtained until the deeds were filed for record yesterday. The Manhattan Life Insurance Company in tends to fear down the small building on the lot and erect a sixteen story addition to its own building. This will be similar In design to the main structure, and its height will nearly equal it The main building is seventeen stories high and is surmounted by a tower. Henry B. Stokes, president of the insurance company, said last night that the fact that the company, by the purchase, would save itself from the necessity of fulfilling the terms of the judgment Of the court, was one of the least of the reasons for buying out the troublesome neigh bor. Otherwise it would have been obliged to take off the offending cornice and doss the windows on the north side. The erection by the Century Building Company of a modern build ing, .it Nos. 72 and 74 Broadway, which has been begun, and the construction of this addi tion, will fill in one of the. gaps in the walls of lower Broadway. Mr. Crocker, it is understood, had intended building a skyscraper himself. $PFh'!T Am m n_\n btole* voxet. NEW-ORLEANS HANK OFFICIALS HELD SEANCES WITH MEPn'M. New-Orleans. May 22 (Special) — Spirit aid has been invoked to unravel the mystery of the recent Teutonia bank robbery, in this city. For several nights Mr. Weiss, cashier of the bank, and several others, have been holding seances behind drawn curtains and with well covered lights, while a long haired Spiritualist made passes over a som nolent medium in the endeavor to secure super natural direction to the hiding place of the stolen money. It is a week since the robbery, at which time the teller. Schumacher, was found slightly wound ed in the counting room and SIS.OOO was missing. The teller was kept under close watch, but was not arrested, even when it was discovered that he had been living far beyond his income. A young woman named Ellis, with whom Schumacher had been associating, was the person upon whom spirit detectives were set to work. Under the spiritual guidance the bank officers made visits to the young woman In company with special police detectives, pried into chimneys and dug up brick walks, but no money was found. EILLBD i\ VWT'MMIMCAX CO€MTWOOM Santa Fe. N. M.. May 22 (Special).— William Park was shot and killed in the courtroom of a Justice of the peace In Central Grant County on Monday afternoon. The shooting was started by Park, who took offence at the testimony in which Ms - >.-:-.-¦ was mentioned, given by James A. Wiley against a 1 ¦¦ ¦¦ I "• ' : VIV E?mond. who was accused of a serious crime In the fusillade that followed In wMcfe several took part. Park was killed. SHOULD ENGAGE SPACE DAYS IN ADVANCE. The Lake Shore Limited of the New York Cen tral is running full: it if necessary to engage. space days in advance In order to get just what you want. Cleveland. Chicago and St. Louis passengers, please note.— . • PKIPE TITREE CENTS. HIALLEWER DISMASTED STARS AXD RIG <; IXC, OESFIAM* ROCK' II CARRIED A WAV. KING EDWARD AND SIR THOMAS LIPTON IX PERIL— VESSEL'S OWNER KNOCKED UN CONSCIOUS—DELAY IN CUP RACES. (Copyright: 1901: By The N>w-T=rk Tribune.) fBY CABLK TO THE TBIBUXE.I London. May 23. 1 a. m.— All the early ac» counts of the accident to Shamrock II were In accurate, and the extent of the yacht's injuries was exaggerated. Th* squall was less violent than the first bulletins indicated, the damage caused by the mishap was less serious, and tho King's danger no greater than the risk of beln? knocked about when the masts and sails were blown away. Sir Thomas Liptons own mortification in in viting King Edward to a general smashup. from which the cockpit was his temporary refuse. probably beggared description. The King was not hurt, nor was anybody on the yacht any thing more than bruised. ', Captain Sycamore was cool and self-possrssed. and the crew was not excited. The King, being a veteran yachts man, made light of the adventure, and Sir Thomas finally came up smiling, and was not disposed to give up the ship, although in his heart he probably wished that the Cup were at the bottom of the Atlantic. The wind had been blowing fairly strong from the southeast when the King and Sir Thomas Lipton went on board Mr. Watson's yacht, but there was no apprehension of rough weather. The accident happened when the two Sham rocks were preparing to start for a decisive* trial Mr. Watson's boat as she came- about close hauled to cross the starting line ca'ight the wind, which had suddenly freshened, full broadside. There was a crash aloft in the topmast, and In an instant the mainmast split, and everything was swept away, canvas, spars and cordage. The yacht, which had been strongly heeling to port under her weight of canvas, righted at once and there was no panic on board, although tha deck had been swept clear. Mr Fife's boat al3» suffered from the sudden heavy blow, but was not wrecked. The Erin and other craft went promptly to the rescue, but the King was none the worse for tha accident, and every one was speedily reassured. Nothing has yet been definitely settled as to tha refitting of the challenger, but a conference will be held to-day on the Erin between Sir Thomas Lipton and Mr. Watson and the rep resentative of the builders of the yacht to de cide what shall be done. Everybody hopes that the -York Yacht Club will agree to a postponement of the races for the Cup. Reports about the accicdent differ as to what exactly happened at the outset. Apparently a bolt on the weather side of the bowsprit guy drew, or the guy itself gave way. and the bow sprit, left without support, snapped at the stem. Under old-fashioned fittings the topmast would probably have, snapped off short, and the loss) of topmast and bowsprit and their fittings would have been the extent of the disaster. Sir Thomas was struck on the face by th« topmasts backstay, and some of the running gear Ml on the deck between Lady London derry and Mrs. Jameson. While Shamrock II has b-»en conspicuous *«•» far for bad luck, it small be premature to con clude that she is a. failure and incapable of crossing th- Atlantic and si making a stiff fl«ht for the Cup. The accident might have happened to any racing machine coming about under similar COndWeSHV The bjhhh possibly was de fective, and the- spars wer-> unequal to the' sud den strain Th* yacht will return to the graving d<->ok. an«i while the strain to which sh« has he^>n subjected by her series of mishaps has not helped her. she is built in the most workmanlike way. and probably has nor be-n serious!- damaged. Some yachtsmen are still inclined f. believe that Mr. Watsons boat as a packet of surprises" may end by sh-er contrariness in winning the Cup. I. N. F. THE KINO'S NARROW ESCAPE. BOOM NARROWLY CLEARED DECK IX FALLw, ING— EDWARD VII IX LOXDOX. London. May 22.— The escape of King Edward,, at the time of the dismasting of Shamrock II was narrower than at first, supposed. The heavy steel boom of the challenger was) just swinging aboard when the catastrophe ©c« curred. Had the break come a few seconds later the boom would have been over the deck, and it is impossible to estimate what damage might have been done. As it was. all the gear fell clear of the yacht. the end of the boom being; just clear of her port quarter. When the mainmast went over It was still held by shreds of metal, but it hung phunbj down, and grounded in the mud. Shamrock I's gaff broke in two places. leaving, the middle length swinging loose and supported, by the peak halyard. As Shamrock II was beinsr towed back tot H;the she picked up two doctors of Xetley Hos pital, whose boat had been swamped. King 1 Edward dined on board the Erin in Southampton: waters, and arrived at Southampton pier in the) Erin's launch shortly after 10 o'clock this even ing. He was accompanied to the train by Sir Thomas Lipton. He received a cordial reception from the crowd assembled there. The Mayor of Southampton and his wife were introduced to his majesty when he landed. The King was tn, admirable spirits, and none the worse for hi3> adventure. Accompanied by the Marchioness of London derry and Sir Stanley Clarke. King Edward; left Southampton at 10:15 p. m., and arrived in London at midnight The Kin? drove to Marl borough House, where he was cheered by a. small crowd awaiting his arrival. Numerous telegrams were awaiting him from Emperor William, the crowned heads of Europe and others, congratulating him upon his escape. Pi 'STPOXEMEXT Ti > BE ASKED SIR THOMAS UNABLE TO SAIL AT AP POINTED TIME— HIS STORY OF ACCIDENT • * Southampton. May 22. — The following star?* , merit was given out late to-night by Sir Thomas Lipton: My deepest regret is that to-day's accident prevents me from toeing the mark at the ap pointed hour, and compels me, to ask the New- York Yacht Club to grant me an extension of time. If th- y will be good enough to do that I shall race, even if I have to build a boat be tween now and the date agred upon: I still believe the Shamrock II a boat worthy to. be the challenger, and that, when this un fortunate chapter of. accidents comes to an end she will still stand a good chance of lifting tee cup. I have not' a single complaint to maka against my. boa.t.TSa(ggHßsfiH -For the many telegTams of syau>athx rece^