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POMP AT BT. JAMES'S. COLD LACE AND CEREMONIAL AT THE KING'S r A LACE. BEBKHAROT AXD OOQUEUN AROI'SE EN THUSIASM AT HER MAJESTY'S THE ATRE-PEFSONAL NOTES. fOavriCht; ISM: By The New -York Tribune.) I"T CABLE TO THE TIUHIXE.) London June 4. 1 a. m.-As the King has a narked talent for arranging court functions and supervising details, the ceremonial side of royalty is gradually developing. Yesterday's investiture was enlarged into a brilliant and pi *uresque function, with an abundance of lor and gold lace. The Gold Stick, the Silver Stick. the Garter King-at-Arms and the White Staves and chief officers of the royal household were in attendance in the Throne Boon with the Yeomen of the Guard within and guards of honor outside St. James's. The in vestiture was conducted with an exceptional degree of statelinesp in the presence of a large empany of distinguished officers, including Generals Roberts, Buller. Forestier- Walker, Pole-Carew. Clery, Hrackenbury. MacKinnon, and other veterans of the South African war. Mr. Croker has suddenly changed his plans. returning to Moat House yesterday and making arrangements for going to Epsom this week to SM the Derby and oaks. Although Volodyovski n-mains the favorite, it Is regarded by turfmen as a singularly open Derby. Mr. Croker has several horses entered for Epsom, and may win the Club Plate with Minnie Dee. Creditors of the London and Globe are greatly disappointed by the statement of the affairs of the company, of which Lord Dufferin was once a figurehead. The sale of the Baker Street Rail way has not yet been carried out. Maurice Grau's season cf French drama at Her Majesty's Theatre was opened last night under brilliant ausjiicee, and with every sign of public enthusiasm. Both Bernhardt and Corjuelin received from the world of fashion and letters a welcome of unwonted warmth and cordiaJity. "L'Aiglon" was splendidly staged, and enacted with the perfection of French his trionic skill. M. Rostand's romantic play was followed thoughtfully at first and with steadily increasing interest, the audience warming up into a heat of intense admiration and excite ment before the final fall of the curtain. Mme. Bernhardt played with marvellous variety, pass ing lightly from evanescent caprice an<l refine ment of grace to supreme moments of passion, anger, despair and heroic resignation. The au dience was especially impressed when she re cited with flaming eloquence the story of Aus terlitz and Wagram, reproached Maria Louisa for forgetting the glory of Napoleon, denounced the police for rummaging amonsr private papers, and tenderly recalled to Emperor Francis the memories of childhood. The enthusiasm was greatest when she Quarrelled with Metternich, shrank from her image In the glass, tormented Alaiia Theresa with capricious love making, re mained on guard at Wagram and was saluted on the deathbed of Schoenbrunn as the King of Rome and son of Napoleon. Coquelin shared with her the honors of an artistic perform ance, being strenuous and defiant as a soldier guarding the Eaglet in a French uniform, and dying grandly on the battlefield of Wagram with a vision of glorious victory. Mattre Labor! held an audience with numerous correspondent? and reporters at the Hotel Cecil yesterday, and showered compliments upon Eng land and America with French politeness. He appreciates highly the great honor of li'-inp the principal guest at the dinners of the Hard ¦wlcke Society and the Benchers of Lincoln's Inn &nd at the reception of the judges at the Man- Eion House, and accept? philosophically the fate of being dined and wined for a fortnight in London. His health has improved since the arduous labon Of the Dreyfus case were ended. and he is proud of the distinction which he won in America and England in defending his fa mous client. The War Office authorities have lost no time in saddling Lord Kitchener with responsibility for not satisfying the public demand for trust worthy news from South Africa. Suspicion, not withstanding, still exists that the home officials are holding back some information. The War Office is bring Inundated with numerous in ouiries because of the currency that has been plven to a rumor of a serious British defeat. It would not injure the British army if the details of the Vlakfontein fight, which must by this time have reached Lord Kitchener, were tele graphed home at once, and it would help to re lieve the uneasiness frit by a million or more of Knglish men and women with relatives at the front. Morris K. Jesup hold last night for two hours a reception at Claridge's Hotel, which was at tended by Lord Hrassey. officials of the London Chamber of Commerce, the American Ambassa dor and delegates of the New- York Chamber of Commerce. The lists of American visitors printed here have been as inaccurate as the information about passports f»r Filipinos, about which there has been much ado about nothing. L N. I. BOBS ATTACK IN IOKCK REPULSED. A BATTLE OF POME DfFORTANCE FOUGHT IN CAPS OOIX>NT. Willowmore. Cape Colony. June 2.—Com mandant Mwepcr. with seven hundred men, at tacked Wilk.wmore yesterday (Saturday), but was beau-n off after nine hours' lighting. JOUBKKTS SoN-INLAVY CAPTURED. SOUTH AFRICAN NEWS STILL TOO SCANTY TO AM. AY ANXIETY. London. June 3.— The War Office made the fol- Jo.ving announcement to-night: All the information received from Lord Kitch ener respecting recent engagements In South Africa has been communicated to the public. Nothing further has come through to illumi nate the Vlakfontein affair, the only dispatch on the subject since the first official announce ment being a three :lne message from Lord Kitchener. Issued this morning, giving the names of three additional officers killed. Details Just received of the relief of Zeerust. Transvaal, about thirty-five miles northeast of Mafeklnjr. on May 22, by General Methuen show the town was practically besieged for several months, and that its fro* supply was short. A dispatch from Pretoria announces that the constabulary have captured Abram Malan, son in-law of the late General Joubert. Malan was an energetic, progressive politician before the -war and since It began he has been very active against the British and ha» filled several ,i m 1"m 1 " artist cemmindi. Include* that of *l*t»r« *¦*», until tb« British occupied t*» slaca. SHAMROCK 11 A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT. The arrow No 1 points to where King Edward VII is standing; arrow No. 2 shows Sir Thomas hipton. whose hat was knocked off. and arrow No. 3 points to Captain Sycamore. (Photograph from •' ''¦ Henunent Ct Tin Tribune.) MACHINIST A SUICIDE. IDLE THROUGH STRIKE, HE SWALLOWS Poison AFTER PAWNING CLOTHES AND JEWELRY I. LAVES A FAMILY. Charles F. Parsons, thirty-five years old. of No. lT>t> Bast Eighty-ninth-st., a saw tiler, who had been employed by Hoe & Co., committed suidde yesterday by taking carbolic acid in the apartment of a friend. Elridge Ironn, of No. I."JT East Twenty-ninth-st Early yesterday morn ing Parsons called on Ironn and asked permis sion to stay in the latter*a rooms during the day. Ironn readily gave it. When Ironn got home from work iast nU-ht he found Parsons ''cad in b d. Beside him was a bottle which had contain. 1 carbolic acid. All that was found in the dead man's pockets was a number of pawn ti< k-ts. showing that Jewelry and clothing had been pawned within th" last few days. Ironn said thnt Parsons had been employed for twelve years by Hoe i<: Co. He knew that bis friend bad not been working for ei^ht or ton days, and he be^Wved the cause of this idleness was the strike, which involves Hoe & Co. Parsons, be said, hal been di-inkiv.fr since he left his work. The dead man leaves a widow and one child. SIR ALFRED REXEWB HIS ATTACK. REPLIES TO LORD GEORGE HAMILTON <>N Till-: SUBJECT OF AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES. London, June r?.— Sir Alfred Hickman. former president of the British Iron Trade Association, has replied to the response of Lord George Hamilton. Secretary of State for India, to his recent attack In the House of Commons up-m American built locomotives and bridges. He quotes from the report of the Hurmali Railway Company for the first half of IJ)im> to show that American locomotives us.-d on the line burned 35.5 per cent more fuel per train for each mile and 'SA.T* more per vehicle for each mile than British built locomotives, and he declares that the alterations alluded to by Lord George Ham ilton were made in the tenders only so as to enable the carrying of more fuel. After inquir ing why certain reports have not been published, he says: The Diirmah Railway officials seem resolved to screen the Americans at all costs. After inquiring why, if American competition Is founded on superior chemical research and technical education, British makers should be full of orders from Americans to deliver im mediately at any price, ho remarks: Surely that is some evidence that the world outside the Indian railway officials considers British engines and material better ami in reality cheaper. The official locomotive engineer reports to the Hurnmh Railway Bhow that the engines show early si^ns of wear and want of s-trength. and that cheapness in the first cost is not true economy. Sir Alfred then cites Egyptian railway reports against Belgian engines, and quotes from an Assam railway report, dated April 16, l'-tnl, as saying that American locomotives take 24 per cent more coal and -T> pi-r cent more oil than British. This, Sir Alfred avers, conclusively proves bad workmanship. He affirms that the great advantage which Continental and American manufacturers nave over British manufacturers is due to what prac tically amounts to export bounties, adding: The American engineer has a protected mar ket, which enables him to make enormous profits at home and even to sell at a loss abroad, still getting a satisfactory return on his capital. I venture to assert with confidence that but for the .'»T per cent duty we should sell more engines In America than the Americans would send here. Discussing the Gohtieh Viaduct, in Burmah, Sir Alfred says Lord George Hamilton refuses to give Mr. Constable an opportunity of proving his statements about the bad American work, "on the assurance of gentlemen who have proved their partiality to the American Bridge Building Company by showing them In advance the pri vate estimates for the projected bridge over the Irrawaddy, and who, by every shift and con trivance, have endeavored to stave off the pub lication of the reports of their own engineer.'" Sir Alfred's long arraignment concludes with a requnst for the appointment of a committee to investigate the subject. London, June 4. — Commenting upon Sir Alfred Hickman's rejoinder to Lord George Hamilton, •The Daily Chronicle" says: As Sir Alfred Hickman points out. British trade Is looking after itself extremely well. How ever, he proves too much, because, if British firms are full of business, where is his griev ance? It geem? that what really fills him and other? like him, with alarm is the fact that Brit ish trade paramountcy !s threatened. We must admit that this paramountcy Is doomed, but the anxiety on the pubject is quite sentimental. TO WASHINGTON IN FIVE HOURS. From New York, Royal Blue Five Hour Trains. leave Foot Liberty St. U. 30 A. M. 1.00 P. M. and the •¦Royal Limited" (no excess fare) 3.40 P. M. Other <-a«t solid trains at 8.00. 10 A. M.. 1.30. 5.00, 7.00 P. M. nnd li 15 nUfhl- All of above trains leave South Firry «v« mlr."'»» ¦• ««r!i«r licit (lining tad c*f» lir . ««rvis*4a Ui« world. -sAAvu NEW-YORK. TUESDAY. JUNE 4, 190L-FOUBTEEN PAGER— HAVEMEYER MAY RETIRE RUMOR THAT LOWELL M. PALMER WILL SUCCEED HIM AS PRESIDENT OF THE SUGAR TRUST. Wall Street was deeply Interested yesterday afternoon in a report that Henry O. Have meyer was about to resign the presidency of the American Sugar Refining Company and that his successor would be Vice-President W. B. Thomas, of Boston, who has been a director of the company during the last two or three years. Mr. Havemeyer declined to discuss the report, which was not generally credited by the Street; but substantial confirmation of it was obtained last night, the new feature being that Low.: M. Palmer, of Brooklyn, who is also a director of the company, and not Mr. Thomas, was named as the probable successor of Mr. llavemeyer. The retirement of the latter, it Is understood, will probably not be announced within two or three months. Mr. Palmer is now in Europe, but is expected to return In about six weeks. In addition to being a director of the American Sugar Refining Company he is preside'} t of i <¦• Brooklyn Distilling Company, a branch of that corporation, and president of the Brooklyn Cooperage Company, which for years has man ufactured the barrels used by the Sugar com pany for Its product. He is also a director of several financial institutions and industrial cor porations. Hermann Slelcken, of W. H. Crossman A Bro ther, who is the coffee expert of the Sugar com pany, sailed for Europe last Saturday; and it was said in some Quarters that he had gone abroad on an Important business mission for the trust. Mr. Havemeyer has been president of the American Sugar Refining Company since its in corporation in 1601, as successor of the Sugar Refineries Company. He is regarded as perhaps the most capable and experienced sugar refiner in the United States, and under his guidance the great corporation of which he is at the head has enjoyed a conspicuous measure of success. The directors of the American Sugar Refining Company are expected to meet to-day to take dividend action on both classes of the stock. The prevailing opinion is that the regular rate will be declared on the common stock, though In the trade there is talk of an "extra." Sugar common yesterday made a net gain of 474 7 per cent in the stock market, closing at 152%. With the Withdrawal of the suits between the Arbuckles and the Woolson Spice Company, of Toledo, comes the announcement that the Ar buckles have advanced their refined sugnr 10 points from their 15 point cut of last Friday, making the price 5.50 cents a pound. It is ex pected that the trust will reduce Its price ."> points, thus putting all grades on a uniform 5.50 cents basis. TO RETAIN NON-UNION MEN, TUNNEL CONTRACTORS AT CONFERENCE WITH C. F. U. COMMITTEE FAIL TO SIGN AGREEMENT. - — rq No settlement of the strike on the Rapid Transit tunnel wat; reached yesterday by the committees of the Contractors' Association and the Central Fedeiated Union, which were given power to settle the strike. The committees met in the Grand Union Hotel at 11 o'clock a. m. and remained In session until 9 o'clock p. m., with the agreements which have been Indorsed by the Central Federated Union still unsigned by the contractors. Another conference will be held at 3 p. m. to-day. Pending the result of this conference, the strike will neither be declared off nor extended. While the committees were meeting the walking delegates of the different trades involved In the tunnel strike gathered at No. 91 Centre-st.. where the result of yesterday's conference was to be made known. At 11 p. m. the Central Federated Union committee came downtown and reported to the delegates what hail been done. It was Bald by some of the dele gates that one reason for the hitch In the settle ment was the refusal of two of the contractors to discbarge the non-union men who liad taken the places of the strikers. The delegates were greatly disappointed that the strike was not settled. The Degnon-McLean Company were operating their sections of the tunnel contracts yesterday with a full complement of men. There were more men at work in nearly all the sections than throughout last week. A general strike of rock drillers and tool sharp eners took place yesterday to enforce a uniform pay day. This strike is Independent of the strike of the rock drillers In the tunnel. MORE WAGES AFTER JULY t. SALARIES OF CONDUCTORS AND MOTOR MKN TO BE INCREASED. General Superintendent Sullivan of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company, admitted last night that it had decided to increase the pay of Its conductors and motormen, beginning on July 1. Mr. Sullivan Jt-elined to say what the increase would be. He said that the information would have to come from President Hems. Mr. Helns is at present out of the city. mi BULTAITB GIFT TO BERLIX. Berlin, June 3.— The Sultan of Turkey intends to present to the Berlin Hospital a wing, the plans of which have been sent to Emperor William for approval. AMERICAS AIAKKSiIAK' DEFEATED. London. June 3.— ln a pigeon shooting match for £50 a side, fifty birds each, to-day. Ban well, of Wes ton-super-Mare, beat Elliston, of New-York, with 86 kill* out of 44. The American gave up the match, b*vlng only killed ii birds out of 45 shot at. THE PHILIPPINE POLICY. ESTABLISHMENT OF CIVIL GOVERN MENT MAY BE POSTPONED. TO DAY'S CABINET MEETING EXPECTED TO END ALL TALK OP AN EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS. [BY TKI-EORAI'H TO THE TRIBUNE. ] Washington. June ¦'!.— It is confidently believed that action will be taken at the Cabinet meet ing to-morrow which will put an end to all talk about an extra session of Congress. Attorney- General Knox will submit a clear and compre hensive analysis of the Supreme Court's de cisions in the Porto Rican cases, an.l will at tempt ... to reconcile h.it apparently are con tradictions In the De Lima and Downes de cisions that tho administration will feel thor oughly justified In continuing the present Phil ippine policy ponding the further action of Con gress In regular --ion While there Is un tieniably coa*idava»le confusion In the minds of Cabinet otflc«;rs as to the powers of the Presi dent in dealing with certain phases of the Philippine question now that the Supreme Court has spoken on the general Usue In the De Lima case, it is pointed out, nevertheless, that the Spooner resolution, inder which th>- President Is acting. Is an almost exact copy of the resolu tion conferring similar powers by Congress on President Thomas Jefferson when the Louisiana territory was purchased from Napoleon. For ne< rljr a hundred years, therefore, this special grant of power nab been subject to close scru tiny by constitutional exponents In and out of Congress, and has stood the severest tests. Hence it is not believed that its validity will be overturned by the courts in this emergency. EFFECT OF THE HOAR AMENDMENT. The only difference between the Spooner reso lution and Its counterpart of Jefferson's days is that the efficacy of the Spooner resolution was considerably weakened by the Hoar amend ment, which takes from the President the right to grant franchises or in any way dispose of the public domain except under the greatest public exigency. If as a result of the Cabinet's de liberations to-morrow Congress should be called 10 the President's aid, it would be mainly for the purpose of repealing the Hoar amend ment, so as to give the executive an absolutely free hand In the internal administration of the Philippines until conditions there become suf ficiently stable and the general situation is suf ficiently cleared to permit Congress to get its bearings. It was an open secret at the time that if opposition among the Republican leaders of the Senate to the Hoar amendment would not have threatened an extra session by precipi tating a long and profitless debate the amend ment never would have been fastened on the Spoon. r resolution. However, as It was the general understanding then that the amendment would be repealed at the next session of Con gress, it is Inferred that all have agreed that it cannot do a great deal of positive harm in the mean time • MAY WAIT FOR THE COURTS DECISION. In the almost certain event that at its meet ing to-morrow the Cabinet will agree that the De- Lima decision does not tie the President's hands In the Philippines, it is considered as not impossible that at the same time it may be decided not to carry out the full Philippine pro gramme until the Supreme Court renders its decision next fall In the test case from the archipelago. In order to keep entirely within the Judicially determined bounds, it may be that the President and his official advisers will re gard It as wise to postpone the establishment of civil in place of military rule in the Philippines until the court defines the Executive's powers in the premises. The President thus would con tinue technically to exercise his war powers, the possession of which has never been denied by any decision of the Supreme Court. This would be done without doing harm to the Filipinos or In any way checking the progress of peace and civil order in the islands. With the aid of the Taft Commission, the Military Governor, acting under the directions of the War Department, could carry on the work of organizing and equipping municipal governments throughout the islands, as has been done so satisfactorily by the military authorities in Cuba without the aid of the civil arm of the government. It is believed that through this means a revenue sys tem adequate to the needs of the archipelago would be built up so that, if the duties collected in the United States on Philippine importations should be declared illegal after a while, the amounts so collected could be refunded with out calling on Congress for a deficiency. That is to say. with an adequate local revenue system in the Philippines the duties collected on im ports from the islands, which Secretary Root says will not exceed $2,000,1 K xj a year, could be held in the United States Treasury to he re funded should the Supreme Court decide the fourteen diamond rings case as it decided the De Lima case. It is pertinent to point out that the McEnery resolution, of which so much Is heard at present, cuts no figure in the case, according to the >•• •-• informed opinion in Washington. The McEnery resolution got no further than the Senate. For FAST TRAIN FOR ST. LOUIS, via New York Central — Ble Four route. Leaves Grand Central Station 5.30 p. m., arrives St. Ixrais 9.50 next evening Close - connection for ' Kanaaa City. Iso excess fare.— Advu ; that reason it is regarded merely as an expres sion of an Intention, and not as having the hind ing force of law. CARMAN COACH IN MISHAP. ONE OF THE HORSES KILLED BY FALL ING—TWO PASSENGERS FORCED TO JUMP. The four horse, tally ho <¦¦>.!. h Reliance, with Richard F. Cam m. a member of well known clubs, of Muritini.Vin. Long Island, driving, ac companied by Lc»sis Haight. a stock broker, of No. r>S West Fi?!|--eighth-st. : James T. Hyde, secretary' of th* National Horse Show Associa tion, and the grigMns, was passing the rapid transit tunnel ovation at ElghtT-flrst-et. and Broadway at l"::'u o'clock last night, when one of the horses stunfbted, and the leaders, in trying to recover, fell Bnto the trench. They were slightly injured hut the neck of the horse that stumbled was broken and an Iron rod ran into its abdomen, kil-in;; it. Mr. Haight and Mr. Hyde Jumped, to save themselves, and were not hurt. Mr. Carman was not .hurt. Mr. Carman ha« a big stock farm at Hunting ton. He brought in a dozen fine horses last night, which ne was anxious :> try it a coach in the city, so as - to prepare them for the horse shows at Hollywood and Madison Square Gar den. He tried four of them, all bays. last night. Each horse was worth $1,500. He hitched the four up to the Reliance, which makes a daily run from Sherry's, In Fifth-aye., to Morris Park. He drove through Central Park from the stable in West Elghty-flfth-st., then to Clare iiiont. and back again through the Park and up Broadway on the way back to the stable. The coach had reached Eighty-first-st. on the way back when the accident happened. A sewer is being lowered at that point and the tunnel excavations are fifteen feet deep in places. One at the crossing is lo feet by IS feet in area and l."> feet deep. It is on the east side of th? avenue and the only protection for drivers and vehicles Is a 14-inch timber. A four foot fence guards the other trench. Water was gushing through the sewer when the four horses came up to It and its noise frightened them. The nigh wheel horse hit one hoof against the beam and. stumbling, al most fell into the excavation. The other three horses had to hold him up. But they were frightened and were hardly controllable. Mr. Carman pulled on the reins, to aid th» horses as much as ne could. But the excited animals, in their prancing, hit the timber and knocked it over. Then Carman shoot -d: •'You fellows better jump for :t"' Hoydt and Hyde at once took his advice, as they saw the leaders slip Into the trench. They landed on the other side of the coach. The grooms jumped safely. Carman stuck to bis seat nnd pulled on the reins with all his strength. The leaders tumbled into the trench in perhaps ten seconds, after the wheel ; horse had stumbled. They fell to the bottom with a crash, and the animals' groans could be heard some distance away. They carried the horse that hail stumbled almost into the trench, but his fall was checked by a long iron touted bolt lying at the edge, and as the anlmil fell it ran into its abdomen. The (all broke Its neck at the same time. A lot of policemen came up. Including Rounds man Boettler, of the Bicycle Squad, and Police man Coteman, of the West Sixty-eighth-st. sta tion. These tWO, with a couple of experienced horsemen, jumped into the trench and cut the harness from the horses. Carman Jumped into the trench, and found both animals only slightly bruised. The trench had a sharp incline to an upper terrace, about seven feet below the street level. and Carman, by coaxing and tugging on halters, got the horses on the terrace above. They could not clamber out the rest of the way. and ropes and jacks were used to lift them. Fifty or sixty persons of the big crowd which had collected, tried to pull the horses out, but were not successful, and It was necessary to send for a derrick wagon before they could be pulled out. An electric car was used to get the dead horse cut of the way. Ropes were tied around it and attached to the car. Then the power was turned on. and the car pulled the carcass along the track. The coach was dangerously near falling into the trench on top of the horses, but the timber held it firmly. EX-PRIESTs ISMUCTMXKT DIBMIS9ED. CASK OF FATHER FLAHERTY. TWICE TRIED AND CONVICTED. QIASHEI>. Geneseo, X. V.. June 3.— The indictment against CharlSS Flaherty, an ex-priest, of Mount Morris, alleging rape, was dismissed to-day. This Is one of the most remarkable cases of the kind in the history of the State. The Indictment was found nine years ago. He was twice tried and convicted. iiii'l aaaaahl were taken to the Appellate Court In each Instance. Each time the case was returned f. r a new trial. The dismissal was asked for by the District Attorney, on the giswai that h thought it impossible again to convict F!aherty. QUIET RES-TORI IX SAX DOMIXGO. San Domingo. June 3.— The government has Issued a decree enforcing the constitutional guarantees which were suspended on account of the last revo lution. The political prisoners have been released, the country Is quiet and confidence, has been re •Uurad. PEICE THEEE TENTS. TWO YACHTS ON TRIAL SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCES OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE IN DEPENDENCE. [BT TELEGRAPH to THE TRIBCXK.] Newport. R. 1.. June 3.— The Constitution to-day had the most satisfactory trial she has yet received, and the result is that every one who saw her performance to-day is con vinced that any boat she may meet must be a wonder to be in the running with her. The day dawned anything but encouragingly. Threatening clouds nun? heavy over the city and fog bells and sirens told of the fog that was still lingering outside. The wir>l was blow ing fresh from the southwest and the sun made a couple of unsuccessful attempts to break through the clouds. All hands were astir aboard the yacht, and when suddenly, just before 10 o'clock, the clouds began to scud before the winds and the sun ccme out bright there was every indication that Manager Duncan was about to enjoy con ditions he had hoped for. Mr. Duncan was soon aboard the yacht, and a few minutes later the mainsail was. hoisted and all was in active prep aration to get the Constitution under way. With mainsail, staysail, jib and No. 3 club tcpsail. the Constitution was headed for the open sea. Beating down the race past Castle Hill the Constitution carried her canvas well in a stiff breeze that Ailed every inch of her sails and drove her rapidly. When Brenton's Reef Lightship was reached sails were trimmed to port and the yacht was pointed toward Nar ragansett Pier. Outside of Beaver Tail a short, choppy sea was encountered, and the wind ap peared to increase in force. Beyond heeling over a little the sloop appeared to be perfectly at home in the conditions which prevailed. A steam yacht had followed in the wake of the Constitution, and had attempted to over haul her. but the gap was Increased so rapidly between the two boats that the chase was soon given up. It .vas estimated ?hat the Constitu tion when going her fastest could not have been footing much under fifteen knots. Off Narragansett Pier the Constitution was headed offshore and was mameuvrecl for four or five miles, and then, before the wind, was driven up Marram— «M Bay. As she passed Castle Hill. Fort Adams, the torpedo and training sta tions, the Bristol boat was going like a race horse. Her canvas was drawing beautifully an.l as she passed the battleship Kearsarge and the dispatch boat Dolphin, lying at anchor, the sail ors sent up a cheer for the Constitution that must have been gratifying to the men aboard the sloop. A large crowd of officers, men and women had assembled at the opening of the War Col ™s£i ' Constitution passed the island problems, war games and strategy were for th* Urn. ft rSOt w ten ' and a rush was made L point ; near the shore to see the yacht speeding past, wa, hrn£ Se Ls; I nd 'V ls reach the balloon jib the broken out. and. under increased canvas LddlSnn iltUtl°°.i ItUtl °°. ap ? ear - d to ahead with additional speed. It was a direct run until Prudence Island was reached, when the Consti union was turned, and. under reduced sail down the bay leisurely, and reached her moor tagsjritll 1 only her jib flying. Amons those at nf%!V lt r£ O!! ?, f r\?' ho w!tn *"e* performance of the Constitution were Assistant Secretary Haekett and Admiral Sampson. =*«-reiary Mr. Duncan w»» w^-mrfr*>n Tip rame ashore and expressed his perfect satisfaction with the work of th ° yacht. He said that she hat * coin* up to his expectations in every particular ami that she appeared U> be cr,ual to any condition in which she had yet been placed. The trial li fact, was gratifying in every particular ... 01 - Stitl « i on did not leave her moorings this afternoon, and the time of the crew was spent in bending a new mainsail, which will b» used in the trial run to-morrow. THE INDEPENDENCE'S RUN. LAWSON YACHT SATISFIES OWNER AND BUILDER. Boston. June S.— The Independence had a Jos ping to stretch sails and rigging in Massachusetts Bay to-day, and. from what little actual sailing was done, the Crowninshield yacht showed her self to be speedy, particularly with started sheets. The Independence was out in the wind for two hours, and under three lower sails she made good time. She answered her balanced rudder quickly, and acted in a most satisfactory way to her master. Captain Haff ; her designer. B. B. Crowninshield. and to her owner. Thomas W. Lawson. who watched every move from his steam yacht. Her sails, especially the two head ones, fitted almost to perfection, while the bis* mainsail, on* of the largest ever spr:ad by any yacht, Rave every indication of being in similar shape when I pulled out on the boom and two more battens are put in the leach. There was considerable delay in getting m. der way in the morning. ?o that it was after 11 o'clock when the Independence, in tow of a tug. the latter c:irr\ ir»«r the newspaper men as guests of Mr. Laws. n. left the pier. Mr. Lawson him self was wailing outside on his steam yacht, the Dreamer, which went into commission just be fore the yacht started. Outside of Boston Light the wind came out fiorn the eartward. aril the yacht met a lons, heavy roll in fir.-? shape. Before the light was reached the crew had started on the mainsail. j but it took half .in hour before it was fairly set. Even then it required more muscle to get it in working order, and as the two lower bat tens had been overlooked in the rush to get It set. the sail flapped badly along the leach. Lit tle effort had been made in pulling it well out on the boom or on the gaff, so that it was badly puckered alonsr th • foot and on the top. Captain* Han' at 1 _'."> p. m. ordered the tow line cast off and the two headsails broken oat. The Jib had already been sent up in stops, so that the yacht quickly gained headway, goinjr off on the starboard tack, with Captain Haff at the wheel. The wind at this time had increased to about seven knots. Under these sails, with the foresails and sheets well started, the Independence romped along fast. No effort was made to haul the boat close to the wind, but with a good full, she headed out to sea. Even \ith the swell there* was little froth under the bow. The wake was also clean. Except from the rpatter of the fiat of her bow striking the water, there was lit tle indication of a wake. She seemed to heel quickly, but not far down. The slant was satisfactory. A long hitch was made to star board, the yacht showing great speed on a reach. She was swung around off Boston Light ship. The yacht had been sailing about half an hour, all the time lust off the wind, when Cap tain Haff's eye saw a slightly slackened jibstay, which showed that, like the Constitution on her first trial two weeks ago, the bowsprit had come inboard. The yacht was immediately laid into the wind while half the crew, with three or four riggers, spent half an hour in setting up the big spar with checknuts. There appeared to be no indication of any more wind, 90 the tug was called alongside, th* towllne taken aboard and the yacht headed for Boston. Within five minutes, however, the wind came out strong from the northwest, bat as it was then nearly 4 o'clock no attempt was made to take advantage of the breeze, and ona by one the sails were taken In. It is expected that tha Indepencxence will re main at her pier until Thursday, in order to have her mast and deck painted and many off her . interior nnishlnjKS completed. After : itT^t *