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G OIBLERS IN QUEENS BOROUGH ES , ¦ I.ISH THEIR PARAPHERNALIA ' UNDER CANVAS-OPENING ll' IN TOWN. I -Bile the raids recently made by Assistant restrict Attorney Schurman on two poolrooms Lnßtd hasty closing of the majority of pool- Lome in the district below City Hall, other \nibilnir house keepers are putting on a bold L, D t and are opening up their former places of loess in the same old Style, and with the as sistance of the same old workers. The activity - th' poolroom gamblers is due to the qui _ enCC of the Committee of Fifteen. , In th's borough and The Bronx the poolroom king* 1 are not yt ' X loollin £ for the patronage of ctranffers, but in the Borough of Queens what nay \ )( . railed outdoor meetings of gamblers and lhelr friends are being held In the Ravenswood district. These outdoor meetings are conducted under tents, and no effort to avoid police de tection is made. Betting, on the races at Brighton Beach and the* Western tracks is car ried on openly and freely, and everything possi ble has been done by the bookmakers there to pake visitors as comfortable as possible. One of the tents hi near a large bee.r saloon, and Trailers connected with the saloon serve drinks under tin tents. The results of the races are received by telegraph, and the gatherings of bet tors under the tents are informed of the results as soon as they are recorded by the telegraph operator by several men, who bellow through ay _ iphones the names of the winners and the placed horses. Oldtlme bettors. especially those who are known a? poolroom frequenters, take much de light in hearing telegraph descriptions of races. The bookmakers doing business under the tents have not forgotten this fact, and the men with the megaphones tell the patrons every word about the races that is received by the operators over the wires. •¦If there was only an Improvised grandstand built near the tents and a few signboards with pictures of horses painted on them." said a man who «a.« invited, to visit the tents to a Tribune reporter yesterday, "the patrons of the tents, I am told, might easily be led to believe that the days when running races were held at the Park way Driving Club had returned." The barkers of the tents in Ravenswood em ploy '"runners."* Among gambling men "run ners" are persons who are expected to keep their employers in constant touch with the odds on the races in nearby rooms, how business is being conducted in these rooms, to sound an alarm when detectives appear, and to get bettors to frequent the places run by their employers. The Ravenswood runners are men of pleasing manners and know how to drum up business. They search for patrons on the Long Island ferryboats and in many other places within the city limits. Their methods of talking business for their employers are interesting. A runner for one of the tents in Ravenswood was seated yesterday afternoon in the men's cabin on a ferryboat bound for Long Island City. An elderly man who was studying a racing chart sat next to him. •May I borrow your chart for a minute?" said the runner to the elderly man. "I want to see bow Lightning Quick ran in the handicap race at the Plckville track yesterday. I understand he is out again to-day, and that he will win at pood odds. My information comes from the Etable Does he handicap well? What do you think of his chances?" The elderly man remarked as he gave the chart to the runner that he thought the horse was "a good performer and was a good betting proposition." He then asked the runner where he could place a bet. "Oh. there are many places running where lam going now. And the reason ttiatf travel so far to bet is the fact that the rooms a short distance from Long Island City mark up tempting odd.«. odds that are bet ter than those offered at the tracks. You may car:*- with me if you care to, and I shall intro duce you at the place that I play." The elderly man accepted the invitation. Within two blocks of Police Headquarters in this borough a large poolroom is in operation. There was a report heard last night that one of the big gambling houses in Fourteenth-st., on which a raid was made some months ago by Justice Jerome, was being fitted up again, and would probably resume business in a week. The room in question was the one in which Justice Jerome found a check for $7,4fK) drawn to Frank Farrell's order and signed by a man named Maher, who was reputed to be the pro prietor of the place. RAID OX SARATOGA POOLROOM. BEGINNING OF A MOVEMENT TO DRIVE THEM OI*T OF TOWN. [BY TELEGRAPn TO THE TMBUXE.] Earatopa. N. V.. July B.— The doors of a poolroom near the main entrance to the racetrack were thrown open at 2 o'clock to-day. Before the sheet writers bad time to sharpen their pencils, the police closed the doors and ordered the proprietor, clerks and would be betters to skedaddle. The orders were promptly obeyed. This was the first skirmish in the fight the pool room people threaten to make. The authorities are determined that no poolrooms shall be running In Saratoga during the coming racing season. There is eald to be a public sentiment here against pool rooms. Citizens who are not opposed to the games of chance at the Saratoea clubhouse and to bet ling Inside the racetrack are decided In their opinion that poolrooms are nuisances. especially those adjoining the racetrack. The Business Men's Association, the hotelkeepers and many promi atat merchants are said to have instigated the war against poolrooms. It was at first hinted that the Saratoga Racing Association was beuind the movement against the poolroom people, but it can be announced on the beat of authority that the association is taking no hand in the fight. When the poolroom are in full blast only wagers on Western races are accepted, and their business floe*, not really begin until lat«? In the afternoon alter the Saratoga racea have been run. The charge Is mad* . however, that poolrooms are more ,ra::z:;.^- than any other form of gambling find should be suppressed even in Saratoga. What move the poolroom keepers will now make 1* a conjecture. Cale Mitchell, ex-president of the village, it championing the cause of the poolroom People. He vowed to-night that unless the pool roome were permitted to open up. he and his fol lowers might declare war against the clubhouse. «* admitted that there was no evidence to prove *hat the racetrack people were Interested for or fiMicst the poolrooms. «iJ general opinion among Saratogans is that "* coming racing season promises to be the great ** and the not successful in the history of Sara «sa. The fact that William C. Whitney. Perry «lnaont. August Belmont. K. T. Wilson. H. K. £?app, Andrew Miller. W. W. Worden and many Uhera of prominence In financial and turf circles *tv in future be in control of racing here has rm tn i* b:g boom to the Springs. Townspeople do « t wUh Saratoga to become "wide open" for fear mat it would mar th*- success of the racing. They l-nT, also inclined to continue to recognize the club ,f v*u * as an institution, and there Is no opposition Cvi r *°i' n*ng. The Manhattan Club and the -....ago Club are ready for customers. The rule fc-imst the admission of townspeople to the club *af * 8 will be strictly enforced this season. LOST His PLACE DEFENDING NEGRO. Jtit tlanla ' Oa., July f. (Rp»-clal).— A white man * OWn ou t of his place because of defending a Jf™ is the strange plight of L.. J. Fletcher, the j?ther-ln-law of Sheriff Merrill of Carroll County. kher, the Sheriff and another man defended a «ro from the moa with their lives, and the next 1 ¦¦/ FT*tch*T was discharged and has been per- Sot. .koyeotted by his friends. He has come to •-"id" it JL **' arc *» of employment, and runs an « Ws dl«char Pa Pcr * in whlch ho states the cause Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder AH ELECAKT TOILET LUXURY. *'~»ed by people of refinement •<* over a quarter of 'a century. VORGAX-ROCKEFELLER BA WK? REPORT THAT FIRM WITH CAPITAL OF $50, 000,000 IS TO BE FOUNDED AT PARIS. London. July 9— "It Is reported here." says the Paris correspondent of "The Daily Mall." 'that John D. Rockefeller and-J. Pierpont Mor gan have decided to establish a banking house in Paris, with a capital of £10,<MJO,000." FOI R THOUSAND DROWXED. DISASTROUS FLOODS IX THE PROVINCE OF KIANG-SE. London. July 9.— According: to the Shanghai correspondent of "The Standard," more than four thousand persons have been drowned by recent floods in the Province of Kiang-Se. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR TOPICS. CINCINNATI CONVENTION'S BUSIEST DAY SOLUTION OF SALOON PROBLEM. Cincinnati, July B.— Another beautiful day greeted the thousands of Christian Endenvorers who arc assembled here in their twentieth annual conven tion. The sudden change In the weather on Sunday brought many more visitors jto the city to-day, and tho clerks were kept busy until late at night regis tering the new arrivals. The programme, as arranged by the committee, made this the threat day of the convention. Many meetings were held, and all were large and enthusi astic. The Musi' Hall auditoriums were in use morning, noon and evening. At tho Central Christian Church the Rev. G. Campbell Morgan delivered In the course of the morning an extemporaneous address on prayer and its foundation In the Scriptures. At Auditorium Endeavor in the morning the Rev. Teunis Hamlin. of Washington, presided. The Rev. Ira Landrith. oi Nashville, spoke on the home, while Dr. J. E. rounds, of Cleveland, spoke of the best books and how to read them properly. Junior Bndeavorcra met at the First English Lutheran Church to hear William Shnw, of Boston, treasurer of the organization. He spoke of "How to Hold the Boy." The big meeting of the afternoon was held In Auditorium Endeavor, where George B. Graff, of Boston, presided. The Rev. C. Lee Gaul, of Phila delphia, spoke on "A Century More of Christian Endeavor Pledge, and George F. Nye. of Aber deen. Wash., told of "Officers That Keep Things Moving " Henry H. Mareusson. of Chicago, the next speaker evolved some ""New Committee Ideas for the Next Century" in an open parliamentary session, in which many suggestions were received from those In the audience. 3. M. Warren, of Santa Barbara. <":-1.. turned his topic of "What Arc the Elements of a Strong Society?" Into a similar open discussion. The Rev. W. L. Darby, of KJrksvUle, Mo., in his lecture on "Utilizing the Honorary Membership" recommended that young members be elected to fill offices and that the older ones he relegated to a rear but yet active s.-at. Dr. Ernest Brown, of Cleveland, presented a paper on "Lookout Committees That Look Out." On th- m. he said, the life of the organization depended. William R. Moody, of Nortbfleld. Mass. spoke on "Your Testimony In the Meeting." Edwin S. Shaw, of Wahpeton, N. D.. made a humorous ad dress about "The Pastors That Lead." The local district and State union officers met in course of the day nnd discussed business, as also did the ministers, who held a session in Audi torium Endeavor late In the day. The prison work ers conferred at the Central Presbyterian Church, and between 5 and 5:30 p. m. President Clark re ceived all Endeavorers who have been members for ten years and longer. The reception took place In the Odeon, adjoining the Music Hall Auditoriums, and hundreds took the opportunity to meet him. THEFTS AT THE a RAX I) CENTRAL. MANY TRAVELLERS COMPLAIN. Bl'T THE POLICE MAKE LIGHT OF IT. Many travellers are complaining that the Grand Central Station, at Forty-second-st.. is Infested with thic\es, who prey on small baggage, such us sun cas^s, valises and handbags. Servant McNamara, when se^n last night at tho Twenty-third Precinct, which Is situated in the Gnnd Central Station, said that the cases of petty thieving reported it his desk recently wre few. "Compared to the whole number of travellers who go through the buildinc," he said, "tb» num ber who lose their hand baggage Is much smaller than you'd expect. Many lay their bags down nn.l expect to find them there in an hour. Usually th<y do. but this isn't a little country town, and thoueh our officers kee-;> a sharp watch on sus picious persons in the station they can't help oc casional thefts where the own.rs" are entirely .".t fault." The Twenty-third Precinct has fourteen police men attached to it. Three are constantly detailed to the interior of the building, while four stand at the crossings. OFF FOR EPWOUTH LEAGUE COXYEXTIOX. FOUR SPECIAL TRAINS LOADED WITH PASSEN GERS START FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. The departure for San Francisco of four Kpworth League specials yesterday morning made the Penn sylvania Railroad's terminal nt Jersey City more than usually busy. These four trains, made up largely of tourists who desire to attend the Kp worth League convention at San Francisco, July 1€ to 22. were filled nearly to their capacity of on© hundred persons each. They were In charge of four tourist agents, provided by the railroad, who will throughout the trip look aft.-r the comfort of the passengers, personally attending to their bag gage, tickets and every other detail of transporta tion. Kach train was made up of a Pennsylvania h»gg»ft» car and a (lining car. with buffet; four slet-pers and an observation car, all Pullmans, and each train carried a Pullman crew of seventeen. In cluding cooks, waiters, porters and conductors. Th'-lr itinerary includes stops at Salt I,nkf> City and Denver on the Journey West, while coming East, over the Canadian Pacific, the passengers •will visit Del Monte, taking the seventeen mile drive along th>- beach. San Jose, Los Angelr-s. Port land. Y.icoma. Banff Hot Springs. St. Paul. Minne apolis and Chicago. The four trains will return on the morning of August 0. The tourist agents In charge are Messrs. Rosenberg. Darnell, Bur ehard and Bell, while the chaperons for the wom en passengers unattended by escorts, are the Misses Beaty, Binghara, Brady and Gallagher. The railroad's plan In arranging this Pacific Coast tour was to show that such elaborate jour neys can be "personally conducted" by officials per fectly familiar .with railroad travel, as well as by excursion bureaus. The greatest of the many ad- Vantages offered -<re the regular dining service and ihe baggajre service, the latter giving the passen gers Immediate access to their trunks at all times Altogether the tour appears admirably planned in every particular, and should mark a new era In this phase of railroad travel. SUES HOTEL NAVARRE COMPANY. A WEALTHY PBNKSTLVAKXAM RAYS HE WAS FORCIHT-Y EJECTED WHIM: A QUEST. Albert H. Moore, of Colmar. Perm., has begun fiiilt In the United States Circuit Court against the Hotel Nnvarra Company to recover $10,000 dam ages. He alleges that on January 28 last, while a guest at the hotel, he was forcibly expelled by Charles W. Dabbs, the vice-president of the, hotel association, and his servants. According to Mr. Moore's counsel, Mr. Moore and hit wife went to the Hotel Xavarre on January 17. Four or five days later Mr. Moore discovered $3GB missing from his pocket when he wanted to pny hi? 1-111. He told Mr. Dabbs, who told him to say nothing and he would Investigate. Mr. Moore asked often ibout the investigation, and Mr Dabbs one day. the plaintiff declare?, said he was tlre.'l of hearing about It, and, taking Mr. Moore by the coal collar, huntled him out of tin- office and across the hotel corridor to the street. Mr. Moore was formerly the owner of the Clover dell stock farm at Colmar. and is said to be wealthy. Some time ago he purchased a mlr of cobs in this city for W. 500. TO .s'.IJ/; FMAUKCSra TATSKW. There will bo a hearing before the BoarJ of Pub !' liiii.i '< .'-mentß at No. 23 Park Row to-morrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock, on the recommendation to create a park at Pearl and Broad sts. for the pur poae of savins Fraunc«!"s Tavern. The local board of that district has favorably recommended the plan to the Hoard of Public Improvements. Presi ... .-.i Ooocan feu PI -ritly received many letters advocatlnK the prcserratkHi of the Tavern He Is la fa\or of It. Tht- American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society and the Women's Auxiliary li;.\. also received many Indorsements of the iii.\ i nif-nt. MRS. CLAPI'E TO LEAVE BELLEVUE. Mrs. Robert Woodbrldge Clappe, the woman who was removed from the Hotel Roland to the laMUM pavilion at Bcllevue. after she had visited several hotels and failed to get a room on account of her Btrange actions, will probably to removed from the "Wumitai to-day. XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. JULY 9, 1901. STOCKS SUFFER A DECLINE. RUSH TO SELL CAUSES A DROP. BUT BROKERS SAY IT'S ONLY A FLURRY. A rush to sell stocks was accompanied by a de cline in prices at the New-York Stock Exchange yesterday. The selling movement was said by brokers to be the result of uneasiness over last week's bank statement, bear reports from the corn belt and a sharp advance in the rates for call money. Several active stocks went down all the way from two to eight points soon after the market opened yesterday morning. There was a general decline in prices during the day, and the closing prices ranged several points below those of last week. One disturbing Influence was the report that the Atchlson officials had cut freight rates from Chi cago to points through Missouri and Kansas, and there was a decline of a few points in the Atchison stocks. Other stocks that declined sharply In cluded St. Paul, which dropped 7 points; Rock Island, 6; Illinois Central, <%: Missouri Pacific. IV*? Pennsylvania, 3&; Union Pacific. 4%, and United States Steel common, 2,£. Weakness in the steel stocks was attributed by some of the brokers to reports that the steel strike was not to he settled speedily. In the same class were the stocks of Tennessee Coal and Iron, Col orado Fuel and some of the specialties, including General Electric. Declines of 2 per cent In traction stocks. Including Manhattan, Metropolitan and Brooklyn Rapid Transit, were registered. Call money sold as high as 9 per cent early in the day, but the money market became steadier after the Bank of Commerce offered .000.000 at C per cent. Late In the day call money sold us low as . per cent. Prominent bankers in Wall Street saia that there was no trouble with the money marKet that It was not uncommon to have call money mi as high as 8 per cent early in July, and that there was not any reason to expect a tight money mar ket. Well known brokers said late in the n"e.r noon that the decline In prices of stocks was merely an Incident and showed that the stock market was in a healthy state. No firms were reported to lri^ been crippled by the break In stocks, and It was said that some of the large traders had "'^ a^« large blocks of speculative stocks. one firm was reported to have unloaded 60.000 shares yesterd.i . • ,d, d VI think to-day's break was to be expected saw one prominent broker to a Tribune reporter in view of the high prices that have Prevailed lntriJ. There Is nothing to indicate decline In value*, ann stocks will recover in a few days. It is a gooa thing for the market to have a decline In P rices occasionally, as It helps to create trad '"Vv in tre vent dulness. We need a flurry . ca « l a " 3 o , l l r tr.e warm weather to keep the Street from going to Bleep." WORRIED OVER RATE CUTTING. WESTERN TRUNK LINE ASSOCIATION TO MEET TO-DAY. There has been considerable correspondence re cently between the Trunk Line executive commit tee in this city and the managers of Western rail roads regarding the alleged cutting of freight rates, and the Western railroad officials have been send ing assurances that efforts will be made this week to restore resulnr rates and promote harmony. It has been admitted that the "ironclad agreement" entered into by presidents of railroads in the West a year ago has been Ignored for some lime. Railroad men in this city have been annoyed by the reports that the Atchison officials have cut freight rates to the extent of (50 per cent In some cases, and that social rates are given to ship pers of freight from points In Missouri nml Kan sas to Chicago. Trunk Line officials are understood to have declared that the rate cutting threatens to cause serious trouble east of Buffalo, and that radical measures will be employed unless a stop to the rate war Is effected noon. It was said in Wall Street yesterday that the Atchison management had accused St. Paul, the Great Western and the Murllngton officials of se cretly cutting rates and demoralizing business tn freight traffic, nnd that there eouH be no peace until those roods put up a money guarantee against rate cutting. Tbe Western Trunk Line As sociation is to hold a meeting to-day to consider the Bltuatlon. THE FREIGHT HATE WAR. Chlctißo, July B.— "The Post" to-day s.-»ys that to-morrow's meeting of the Western Trunk I.In" Freight Association will pro!, ably settle tba rat. war in frelKhts precipitated hy the recent op< D reduction made by the Santa Fe. In case the mat ter Ik not settled further cuts ar. !lk< -iy The Great Western's position In the rr.itt -r tl '. t>> be the centre of the disturbance, and the action of its representative* at the meeting here will, it is said, decide whether harmony is to t>>. restored or a disastrous rat~ slashing begun. HEAT AND DROITII IX SOVTHWEBT FRUIT COOKING ON TREKS 132 DEGREES IN THE SUN AND 10} IN SHADE— GREAT DAMAGE DONE. [BT TKI.KOUAriI TO TIIK TRIBCXE.] St. I»ul». Mo.. July S. — Dispatches from the- Southwest, Texas especially, report crops great ly damaged by drouth. From Gainesville. Tex., 107 in the shade is reported and l.'ti! in the sun. Apples and peaches are cooking on the trees, while the cotton crop has been greatly Injured. Little green bugs have appeared in the cotton fields and are eating the plants. There Is .i water famine also, ami ranchmen complain that unless rain falls soon they will lose thousands of head of cattle. In Mississippi cattle are dying by hundreds, and the stench of decaying carcasses threatens an epidemic which will depopulate some por tions of the State. Many of the farmers have suffered a loss of all their livestock,' and dead horses, cattle and mules are lying about every where. From Marble Falls, Tex., destructive fires are reported In valuable cedar lands, alleged to have been started by spontaneous combustion due to the Intense heat. These have been burning for. over a week, and all attempts to check the Uames have proved unavailing. The loss to the mlllmen will reach away up Into the thousands, as timber cutting Is the one Industry of the country adjacent to Marble Falls. From Arkansas similar reports come of dam age to crops from the excessive heat. Rain is greatly needed In Kansas and Missouri. but there is . none in sight. Unless showers fat] In the next few days the corn crop will be greatly reduced, If not an entire failure, in these States. HE MILL LOAD THE Elf IK. DR. COOK, OF THE PEART ARCTIC CLUB, BAILS FOR NORTH SYDNEY. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, surgeon and second in command of- the Peary Arctic Club's expedition, started yesterday for North Sydney, whence the vessel Krlk will sail on July 13. He will attend to the loading of ten tons of provisions, enough to feed the crew and party for a year. A large quan tity of fresh fruit will be shipped Just before the vessel sails. A large amount of express and mall matter for Lieutenant Peary's party and Mrs. Peary's party and for the Norwegian ship Fram will occupy considerable apace In the cabin of th« Krlk. Herbert L. Brldgman, secretary of the club, and Clarence F. Wyekoff. one of the members, will start for North Sydney on Thursday. Four guests will accompany the party. They are Herbert Berri. son of William Herri, of Brooklyn; I, C Stone In structor In the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute;' Al £t d E - £ hu . rch - of K| Kln. Hlm and I-oiils Bement. of Ithaca, N. Y. COLUMBIA BUMMER SESSION BEQtNB. IT IS EXPECTED THAT OVKU FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS WILL RE ENROLLED. The summer session of Columbia University opened yesterday. There will be a faculty consist ing of thirty professors and teachers. The ses sion ends on August lfi. There will be thirteen courses of Instruction in different branches, and e^rVf^L™^!! 1 n! "", nt , thlrt y lectures and other tory work Thl "»Vn VI V < ' lltß . In Held and labora lorj work. There will bo eleven mi.lie. lie lectures ed that over five hundred students will ,s expect ed that over five hundred students will be enrolled. FOSBVROa ('Ask PUT OVER, Plttsneld. Mass.. July 8.-Ex-Congr M .sman John c Crosby, who will assist District Attorney Hammond in the prosecution of the case against Robert S. Fosburgh. charged with killing his sister last Au gust, and former District Attorney Charles E. Illb bard, senior counsel for the defendant, to-day ap peared nn b fOr S i ustlce Stevens In the Superior Court. ?u7v h .>-T '"' i 1161I 161 " 6 to-.luy an.l asked thai Monday! thi^ ™«c« c a r? Blied lls the date f " r th opening of this case. After a conference Thursday July 18 was assigned for the beginning of the trial. The court announced that it would %lt on Saturday In order. If possible to finish the case that week Counsel for both sides agree, however to-day that It will require four day* at least to try the case. DL OXDIX CA UGHT? SULLIVAN COUNTY FARMER'S PRISONER THOUGHT TO BE THE SUSPECT. [BY TKT.EGRAr-H TO THE TRIBCXE.] Goshen, N. V., July S.— Wilfred Blomlin. the nlleged Boston wife murderer, is believed to have been captured at 1 o'clock this afternoon at Grahamsville, Sullivan County, through the shrewdness cf Farmer John Galbraith. On July 4 a man appeared at Grahamsville and secured work at the Hotel Lefever. He gave his name as Frederick Hemlock, and said that he was a French Canadian, from Boston. Circulars de scriptive of Blondln had already arrived at Grahamsville. and Galbralth'a suspicions were aroused, as the stranger tallied in almost every particular with Blondin's description. Galbraith waited until to-day, when he saw by accident the mark In India ink on the man's left forearm, and immediately swore out a war rant for his arrest. Word was sent to Boston, and Detective Dunham immediately started for Grahamsville. The prisoner is closely watched by two armed guurds. His behavior since arrest is singular. Frequently he raves like a lunatic and cries: "My God, I wish I was dead. Will some one put me out of my misery?" Again he laughs and dances, and between bursts of song heaps curses upon his watchers. In lucid mo ments he denies that he ever came from Bos ton or claimed to be a French Canadian. There Is no doubt that he Is Blonrlin. and the greatest excitement prevails In the little mountain town. Galbraith is the hero of the hour. RESCUE OF XORWEdIAN CREW. BARK GOES DOWN. AND FIFTEEN MEN TAKE TO SMALL BOATS. Halifax, July B.— The captain and crow of the Norwegian bark Henry arrived in Sydney, C. 8., on the steamer Honavista to-day. The Honry was bound from Moss. Norway, by way of Lon donderry, to Bathurst. N. B. About twenty-five days ago, in the rough weather, she sprung a leak. The pumps were brought into service, and every effort w.is made, to save her, but the crew was forced to abandon the ship in longitude 37 north, latitude .*?S west. The men. fifteen In all, put off in small boats, anil for a day or two experienced all kin.ls of hardships. At length they were pl< kM up by a Russian vessel, on which they remained for nineteen days. They were then transferred to the steamer Bonavista, bound from St. Johns. N. F.. for Sydney. EVIDENCE FOR MACDONNELL. ETgWITNKSSEB OF" SHOOTING TKSTTFY THAT GAMBLER WAS FIRED AT FIRST. At the continuation of the trial of Myles B. Mac* Donnell yesterday for the shooting of George Price i:i the Onawa Cafe, In Harlem, last December, three witnesses SWOre that the shooting was he^nn by Kennedy, an.l one thai before MacDonnell had drawn his revolver end while he was struggling with Kennedy, who bad already flred at l«"ast twice. I'ri.-e ran from the saloon crying "I'm phot'" Charles L» Shinn, of Atlantic Highlands, a race track man. was the mnst Important witness for MacDonnell. He sal<l that he had had n room at th" Onawa Hotel, and had been pr. .^ent on the r.lßht of th* shooting. He bad bxti with MacTJon neii and the clg.ir man when Kennedy, Plssr, Price ami Courtenay had come in. Price had come over ami spoken to klacDonneU, after which MacDon nrii had gone to the "thers and t.ilk.-d with them for a few minutes. AH of them had then gone to the l.nr for a drink. An argument had been started by Plser, and Shlnn. noticing that Kennedy had hit band In bis overcoat pocket, md moved to th« turn In the bar. He had th -n heard Kennedy say. "If that'i tbe case, here §o*s!" Almost Instantly he hi'i seen \ revolver in Kennedy's hand, which bad been wlthdr iwn from his overcoat pocket, and MacDonnell holding Kennedy'! hand. n i i iw Price pull hia gun, aim It and fire there « ere several shots." Robert McKay, a bookmaker who was in the On wa it tin- ti!i>.- of th.- shooting, lollowed Shlnn rroborated hla testimony, He declared that Ij had Bred the ftrst two shots and Price had til.-, i next, apparently tryinK to shoot Mac- Donnell. He said that be had not seen MacDonnell lln .it all. iis after the tourtb shot ihe s!n.iv» hail tern so heavy thai he had been unai>l*> to tell who .:..iiu- the thootinr. CharieM U.srtn. assistant cashier at the Onawa. •¦ill tliat X d fired fir-it and that after Kei nedy had tired MacDonnell had taken his pistol from liH nip pocket. SM.oox PAXIC IN POUGBKEEPBIB. T.WV ENFORCEMENT LEAGUE IK>T OH THIC TRAII, O» Tin: 1! IRKEEPEBS. pi oghke^psle, N. y . July I (Bpectal).— The Law Enforcement Leas >¦ continued Its operations against the saloons again to-day, wh.-n several more saloonkeeper! were arrested. About twenty In all have now been arrested, and in each case bail to the amount of 11,000 was given to await the action Of the grind jury. The prosecuting attor ney unexpectedly called on County Treasurer Will t.\m Haubenestel tills afternoon at « preliminary examination. It seems that the County Treasurer was In a downtown saloon a week ago Sunday wli^n the league's detective visited the j.'.acc and secured evidence.. The Treasurer said on the stand that he bad beard about the alleged violations and went t" the place to ascertain if the rumors were true. The league Intends c>nt!nulng the crusade. and there is consternation among the saloonkeepers In the city. .-1 Y77.1 VERWA V T 1 RIFF A OIT 1 TIOX. A BTORY FROM VIKNSW DISCREDITED AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT. Vienna, July B.— "The Post" to-day says that the projected European commercial combination against the United state?, which hns until lately l-e.-n only a vague Idea, has constituted a subject of practical negotiation between Russia. Austria ami Germany. "The Post" also asserts that the ru mored visit of <'ount yon Billow, the German Im perial Chancellor, to Bt Petersburg, Is in connec tion with this combination. Washington, July 8. Acting Secretary Hill hail his attention called to-day to a report printed In a Vienna newspaper, to the effect that Austria. Ger many and Ruaata had formed v tariff league against the United Btatea, and that Italy and Prance were likely to Join the leugtie. Dr. Hill said that there was nothing In the Information reaching tin- department to bear out such a report, and he regarded it as having no basis of fact. II 11 1.1 1 M 7 WIF.S STII.I 1/1 V DEAD. London. July 9.— "The Times" announces the death last Saturday of William James Stlllman. the author and Journalist, at his home In Surrey. He had been HI for a long time. Mr. SMUinnn was born on June 1, IS2S. In Schenec tady, X. Y. lie was educated at Union College, and after his graduation founded and edited 'The Crayon." a KeW-Torh art Journal. In IS6I he was appointed United States Consul at Rome, an.! foot years later was t runs f erred to a similar post In Canea, Crete. From that date his attention was lurgely occupied with literature and Journalism, In UW he became the Home correspondent of Th>- I-ondon Times." MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS AT BUFFALO. The (General Society of Mayflower Descendants will meet In the. New-York Building at the exposi tion grotinda. In Buffalo, on September C, at 9 a.m. A programme covering several- days has been ar ranged for the society. On September 7 there will be an excursion to Niagara Falls, and on the Bth an effort will be made to have special services In one of the churches In the evening. The following •lay there will be an excursion to Lewlston and across Lake Ontario. The arrangements for the dinner have not been fully completed but Gov ernor-General How lam! will preside, and there will '"¦ a number of speakers. TO FINISH THE Hill. OF RECORDS. The Board of Estimate* and Apportionment yea terday opened bids for the finishing of the new Hall of- Records, at Chambers and Centres sis The amount of security required was $500,000. Bids were received from John Pierce, Louis .Wechsle.r and P. J. Carlin & Co The lowest bidder was John Pierce, who bid $1, 959.000. The other bMs were: Louie Wechsler, $2,230. 000, and P. J. Carlin & Co.. 12,473,000. Th« contract wafl awarded to Pierce. JUSTICE HARE AX REVOLTS. SAYS SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TIE THE HANDS OF JUDGES TO A HARMFUL EXTENT. Justice Marean, of the Brooklyn Supreme Court. in an opinion handed down yesterday, puts a check upon the. proposed mulcting of the city treasury by Long Island farmers who claim damages be cause their farms have been drained by the Brook lyn waterworks system. In an action brought by Frederick Relsert, a farmer in Nassau County, to recover $73.000., Justice Marean decides that the plaintiff shall have only "nominal damages, with out costs and without Injunction." In his opinion Justice Marean said: Any farmer who recovers . against the city In cases of this class upon a basis of actual value in excess of 5 per cent of sale value will have accom plished a manifest fraud. Concerning the restrictions placed upon Judges he said: It seems to be considered in some quarters that Judges should not think any more on their own ac count: that they should spend their lives mousing through mouldy libraries in search of what other Judges, In a less enlightened age, have said, not even on the Immediate question In hand, but upon some matter more or less distantly related. It Is thought to b» presumption to let one's own bucket down Into the living well of reason instead of being content to lick up from the muddy, trampled earth around It the -green and stagnant leakage of the past. An.! so the science of law. which was once deemed the perfection of human reason. Is belnjr left behind by every other science. The last word has not yet been said on any subject. COOGAN DIDN'T GO TO WANTAGE. IT IS SAID THAT THE BOROUGH PRESIDENT WAS "FLAGGED." Borough President James J. Coogan has not yet sailed for England to see Richard Croker. Three weeks ago Mr. Coogan told his friends ha was going to see Mr. Croker. and from his manner his friends concluded he had been invited to Wan tage. The day of his supposed sailing came and Mr. Coogan disappeared. The majority of his ac quaintances thought he was by this time in Eng land. Yesterday word came from Saratoga that Mr. Coogan was there, drinking large quantities of spring water. At the City Hall yesterday It was said that Mr. Coogan had been "flagged." or side tracked, and that he was "awaiting running or ii T n' M . - , Coo * l takes all his disappointments philosophically, and his friends in town are pre pared to see him show up smiling any day and say that he never Intended to go to Wantage' any- HOMES FOR THE A(IED POOR. A PLAN' PROPOSED TO PROVIDE COTTAOES FOR THOSE NOT ABLE TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES. "A movement to provide for the erection of cot t.iKos for the care of the deserving aged poor will In all probability be submitted to the Board of Aldermen at Its next meeting on August 27 by Al derman H. E. Wolf." said Superintendent Blair of the Outdoor Poor Department of Public Charities to a Tribune reporter yesterday. "It is our Idea to have a committee appointed from the Aldermen to Investigate the feasibility of the plan, and if the subsequent report is favorable the measure need not be carried to the State Assembly, since the local As sembly has the power to issue the necessary bonds. This would undoubtedly be the better plan, for the legislature Is habitually opposed to giving patron age to this end of the State. I am aware that many people Interested in charitable work may attribute this movement to my excessive enthusiasm, but I am In a position dally to s*>« the crying need of some such provision being made for the deserving poor. "The point which I wish to emphasize is the dis tinction which should always be drawn between the class of deserving, aged poor, many of whom were taxpayers of the city for many years, and by the closing of their places of employment were rendered utterly helpless and destitute, and that other class of chronic paupers. This question is be ing deeply discussed in all European countries at the present time. In Germany a tax Is laid on all employers of labor. The fund arising from this tax forms a sort of pension fund from which the de serving poor are afforded home care by receiving an annual pension. This corresponds with the present method -it distributing the donation fund for the Mind here In New-York." When asked what form the proposed homes should assume. Superintendent blair replied that he per ¦onally favored the cottage system. "And bear in mind, he said, "the occupants of these proposed homes should not be termed paupers, nor should the homes, themselves be called pauper Institutions. No taxpayer- and by taxpayer I mean any person of good moral character who has lived and spent his earning for a period of years in the city— should ever be called a pauper." A measure embodying Superintendent Blair's Idea was proposed In the legislature three years ago. TO PROSECUTE ARCTIC FREEZING CO. STATE CAME COMMISSION TO PISH CASE IN WHICH MANY GAME BIRDS WERE FOfXD. The State Game Commission has authorized Black, Olcotr, Oniber & Hmynge to prosecute th« Antic Freezing Company. In whose possession quantities of game birds and animals were re cently found. Chief Game Protector J. W. Jond and Came Protector E. O. Ovcrton had a confer ence with Mr. Olcott yesterday afternoon, and sub mitted evidence m which the action will be based. Mr. Olcott holds that under the law the cold storage company is liable at the rate of fes a bird for the game found in Its possession, al though it may have been only the consignee. because tho game was actually in its possession, and summons and complaint will be served upon It at once. The case, being a preferred action. the St.ite b»lig ¦ party to It. will not have to wait two years until it Is reached on the calendar, but will como up In the fall. six MOMM QEMMAN LLOYD STEAMERS. rONTRAfTS FOR BriI.DING THE IOtW FREIGHT AND PASSENGER BOATS AWARDED. The North German Lloyd Steamship Company has contracted for six new frelgnt and passenger steimers. They are the following: The (Jneisenau and the Srhleswig, to bo built by the Vulcan Shipbuilding Company, of Stettin; the Koon ami the Scharnhorst, to be built by J. C. r-.-klenborg. of Oeestemunile. and the Zeiten and the S.-ydiitz. to be built by F. Schichau. of Danslg. ' Jermany. The.-c six new steamers will be propelled by twin screws, and will be of 7.000 to 8.000 tons register. WILL BAll TO THE SEA THURSDAY. FIRST VOYAGE OF THE ARBUCKI.E HOTEL FLEET FISH FOR EACH PASSENGER. The Arbuckle fleet of hotel ships will make Its first trip Thursday night, leaving the Battery at 6 o'clock and. going to sea for the night. It will return to th.' Battery at 8 a. m. on Friday. Arrangements have been made for each passenger to have a fresh fish with his dinner. A boat will be towed to the fishing ground and filled with live fish. It will then be towed back to the ship nnd hoisted to the side of the Vessel. Each passenger will be allowed to catch one fish from the boat with a hook an.l line, and to Insure his getting his own fish for dinner the cook will fasten a tag to the tall of the fish and give a duplicate of It to the passenger MAY PROHE SOME POLITICIANS. The securities composing the awcts of the de funct brokerage firm of G. Edward Graff & Co.. of which Thomas F. Nevlns, the Brooklyn politician, was the Junior member, will be sold at public auc tion at the office of A. H. Muller & Co.. No. 11l Broadway. Manhattan, to-morrow at noon. An order to this effect followed one Issued by Judge Thomas, of the United States court. In which he declared Gustave Edward Graff and Thomns F. Kevins bankrupts, both Individually and as mem bers of their firm. Robert K. Tllnev has been ap pointed th." referee In bankruptcy. He has wide powers as to the calling of witnesses, and It Is be lieved that many of the prominent Wllloughby Street leaders will be put upon the witness stand. • SWIMMING RECORDS BROKEN. Buffalo. July B.— Two records were broken in the American Amateur Union handicap swimming con tests In the Pan-American lake this afternoon. In the 220-yard handicap E. C. Schaeffer. of the Ra tional Swimming Association of Philadelphia., low ered the American record for the distune.- former*. ly held by himself, from 2:53H to 2:50*. . Schueffer started from scratch and won the race. He also broke the American record in the -440-yard handi cap. J. \V. Spencer, of Columbia University, won the race, but he hud a start of thirty seconds over the * scratch man. Schaeff*r'n actual time was S:33^k. The former record for the distance was 6:48. "All '"he events were closely contested, and a largo crowd witnessed the sport. To-morrow th« A. A. li. chjuiuilanaluo race* will be contested. BARKER IX STATE PRISON. HOPES SOON to BE LIBERATED-SAY3 MR. KELLER DARES NOT ASK FOR A CHURCH TR! \I.. Thomas O. Barker, who was convicted off aa assault with intent to kill the Rev. J was transferred yesterday from the Hudson County Jail, on Jersey City Heights, to the State pitssa> • • !- -.ton. to begin his term of five years" imprls onment. The tran<=f, r was arranged by Shells? Reumpler. and Barker was taken from the SSSJ •• Jail at B:S> o'clock in the morning, to avoid th© - crowd that has daily congregated with the expectation or seeing Barker. The Sheriff bad kept the hour of removal a secret, anil Deputy ShsrinT Frank Hague, who was assigned to take charge ot Barker, was pledged to secrecy. risoner was calm ami chatted nonchala- • $ He said little about himself until on the train that carried him to the capital. He was buoyant and cheerful, and seemed confident that he woul 1 be compelled to serve the term of five years, and, !f ht failed to secure a new trial, was sanguine that the Court of Pardons would open the prison gates in a few months and liberate him. He reiterated his statement that if his wife had BSSB. SasmsMsd to •*¦ her story at the tria'. •>¦¦• verdict would have been different. He apparently has more hope In the Court of Pardons than b« has in ¦ reversal of the verdict. He said to Hague: "I am going to be cheerful, or try my test to he. I Intend making the best of it. I feel that It ts wisest to begin serving my sentence at once, aa there is no telling what the result of the appeal will be." When the Deputy Sheriff mentioned the fact that prominent Episcopalians are urgins the Rev. Mr. Keller to ask for aa scesMsaaMeal trial. Barker said: "My wife and I are Episcopalians, but people seem to lose sight of that fact. I know the work ings of the Newark diocese. Keller .!:.l not take his mtata at our hnu>-e for years without telling us all that waj going on. Keller doesn't dar tor a trial. W^> all know how the Bishop stands. If we had been allowed r o t. 11 our story we w .1 have turned things upside down. The whole story will yet be told. This matter has net ended." Barker had received an intimation or. Saturday that he would be removed to State prison yes terday, and late Sunday afternoon his' wtfe who had sasa summoned, called at the jail for the part- Ing, she remained over an hour. Mrs Bark. - frequent spasms of weeping, and was controlled and consoled by h<--r husband, who assured her that the separation would h«- for a short time Mrs. Barker was accompanied by Mr. Sumner It is said a plan is hf-ins perfected for a semi official inquiry Into Mrs. barker's aDegattes) by a committee of men of prominence, who ha\ confidence of the public. If , in ecclesiastical cannot be summoned to Investigate the charges. Friends of the Rev. Mr. Kell. r. who firmly ! • in his innocence, nre urging that^an Investigation be made, confident that the cU-rsyrnan will be vin dicated. Newark. July <?._Mr. K«Mer returned from Ber nardsvllle to Arlington t>-day and Immediately went *o the San.is home, in Bsach-st . where he boards. He appeared to be feeble as he stepped from a trolley car. and did not !<,ok as though hia Stay at nornnrdsville had wmusht the benefi was hoped. He refusei' to talk for publication. CYCLING. MT\i:r \\!. DEFEATS LIXTOX AT MADI SON SQUARE GARDEN -KRAMER WINS THE FIRST CIRCUIT RACE. i About four thousand spectators witnessed the bicycle races at Madison Square Garden last night, all the contests being arranged for professionals. The feature of the night was a fifteen-mile paced race between Floyd AlcFarland and Thomas I.in ton. The long limbed rider from California has fully recovered from his recent fall at the garden, and taking the lead in the first mile held the ad vantage to the end and wan easily by four laps. Linton Is not himself as yet. and aught to do better work later on. The Welsehman was also unfortu nate tn his pacing an.l finished the last four miles of the race hanging on behind McFarland's wheel. At the crack of the piste' the two men started after their motors, but each had ridden a lap be fore catching up. Then McFarland, as usual. forged to the front, and at the end of the first mile was leading by nearly one hundred yards. He increased this to nearly two hundred yards in the second mile, and he gained steadily from that time until the twelfth mile. From that point to th» end I.inton abandoned his pacers and rode be hind McFarland -o the finish. Linton was lapped for th» first time in the second mile, and was lapped Hgaln in the 'bird mile. In the tenth mile McFarland gained another lap. and in the twelfth mile the Californian Increased his lead to four laps. I.tnton's motor went wrong In the tenth mile, an.l he was compelled to ride without pace for several laps. The live miles were made in 9:29 2-3. ten miles in 19:36 1-.".. fifteen miles In 23:33 4-3. There were several fills, but no serious accident. "Major" Taylor, the colored champion, did not appear, as was Indicated in these columns, and ho was fined $I<X>. He will be fined a like amount for every national circuit meet he misses. In the half-mile circuit championship Sidney Jenkins. T. J. Gascocne. O. S. Kimble and F. A. McFariaad were shut out in the first preliminary heats. The semi-finals *>rre practically match races and aroused the liveliest Interest. The final was reduced to two men. Kramer and Collett. Kramer took the track and ted throughout, win ning rather easily by a. length. The one-mile professional. 2:10 class, furnished a well contested struggle. In the final heat Lester Wilson, the ex-amateur, won by a length, with Newktrk hnlf a length before HadneM. Lester WlUon made a plucky fi_-ht in the handicap, but was beaten half a length by HadfielJ. who had tha pole and kept it to the wire. Summaries: On^-mile professional (2:H> r!a«s) — W«a by Lester Wil— s>on. ntc«barK; J. Newklrk. Chicago. swon.l;" Charles Had (lelil. New irk. nil* Time. 2:03%. Won by a length; half a length becwwm second and third. Half mile circuit championship — Wen by Frank Kramer. East orsn?» : Georse H. Collett N'ew-llaven. second. Tin..-. 1:O>. Wen by a lorsth. One-mll* handicap (professional* — Won by Charles Ha.: fl»Kl. Newark tS«> yards); * •¦-.-r Wilson. Pitt'bun: ?*-> v.ir.l«.. ('.-.no: F. J. Ci!!\v.-!!. Hartf ¦ (V> yards), third; Hardy DoWßtnc. L* An^elr.s .•)>> yards*, fourth. Time. l^T Si w, « by half a length; a lrngih i-.ctwt»ea aeccod and th.rd. WANT AMERICAN RIDERS ABROAD. Eitounrd I.c ?.I,i!re. a representative of one of the Parisian cycle racing: courses, arrived here yes terday. He is empowered M offer the best mtdjltj distance riders guaranty to race in Parts this winter at an indoor coliseum that is being erected in the French capital. He wants to enlist the ser vices of ••Jimmy" Michael, who used to be a prima favorite in that city; "l!.ur>— Kites, who estab lished himself there but summer, and "Johnnie" Nelson, the little Swede. Be i* also prepared to negotiate with any of the other Americans who follow pace. M Le Blair- will see his first Ameri can race Saturday at Manhattan Beach, when Kikes. Michael and W:\lthour meet in :t--^»- hour race. He says that ml". l!<- distance racing with big fields of starters is all the rage on the other aide now. and that it is possible that Walters, the Englishman: Bonhours, the Frenchman and Bangs, the hour champion, will visit America in August to meet Michael and Elkea at Manhattan Beach, provided return races can he arranged to take place In Paris this winter. RIDERS SUSPENDED. For competing In a novice race at Asbury Park on July 4 after winning a first prize at Berkeley- Oval last year. R. E. Morrison, of York, has been suspended by the National Cycling Association from .ill track racing until July 6. 1902. Harry Gaechter. Patenon, N. .'.. and Thomas Adameta. Paaaale, N. J.. have been suspended for competing; at unsanctloned race meets after being registered with the National Cycling Association. For giving false lnforma;ion to the referee at Trenton. July 3. George FlnUy. of Trenton, will have an enforced vacation from track racing for sixty days, while Fred D. Aremlt. of the mm city, will be denied registration by the cycle governing body for , a period of ninety days for tlecting to compete at a meet not conducted under permit of the National Cycling Association. As a warning to those riders ; who enter race meets and fail to start without giv- , Ing an excuse. E. J. Lanagan. guilty of this off «-nc» at Vlneland. suffers suspension for thirty days. lIOYT ADMITS THAT HE WAS TOWUt FreJ Hoyt. the hero of the paced race at the Manhattan Pea h track last Wednesday night. when the charge was made that he was towed. admitted his guilt to the officials of the National Bg Association. Hoyt admitted that a piece of piano wire had bevn wrappe.l around the wal^t of his rear pacemaker. There was a button ,n the end of the wire, which Hoyt held In bis mouth. The case will go before the Board of Control ¦' -he Natlon.il Cycling Association, whietx • t i penalty of somt sort. EIGHTH REGIMENT CLUB EXPELLED. At the monthly meeting of the Associated Cycling Clubs of New-York, held at the Knickerbocker Athletic Club last night, the Sth Regiment Bicycle Club was expelled. Dixey -line* was elected vice president and S. C. Braddlck chairman of this press committee. The pool tournament of the As sociated Cycling Clubs will be held In September. . (For other aporlH »r«- pas<" four.) WHITE MAN MURDERS TWO NEGROES. New-Orleans. July I (Speelal).— "Jim" Whittlns ton. & white man. last nijrht murdered "Sam". Hill. a negro, and the It: 1 -:-, wife. " The .rime took place at Laurel. Miss., and as far as can be learned was a coldblooded assassination. "Whlttlngton had been drinking. He was arrested and la now In Jail at Elllsvllle. Mis*. 3