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SHE SITS LtVEL IX TOW. THE SHAMROCK NEITHER LIFTS AT THE BOW NOB SINKS AT THE STERN AS SHE IS PULLED THROUGH THE SEA. glr Thomas Upton's challenger, the Sham rock. i» Just at that stage when the high valu ations placed upon her by expert reports create jnuch curiosity as to her every movement. Be yend showing that she was easy in a seaway [jje principal Instruction of the day came from etu<!> of the bost when she was being towed •t nearly a twelve-knot clip, and this was Im portant, seeing that the design of the boat Is tuned on towing experiments. y l£o r , m - the crew of the Shamrock be giv hoisting the mainsail, and when it was •bout one- third up it was ordered down again from the Erin. About 2:05 o'clock ehe got hr towline passed round the mast and forward to the bitts. the anchor was hoisted, and she moved out proudly to the scene of her great castor contest. She carried no flag. Her big ar» were clean, stripped for action, and her hog* topmast needed no colored ornaments to rtHrjnani*. admiration for it. This spar Is a *licfctl> tapered elongation of the lower mast. there being no separation between the two. and th* urr '" stick looks more like good work tbia EsV other that has been seen in the busi es. Its rigging looks light, and It would teem to promise better if it were doubled. Yet, It Is not generally the breaking so much as the stretching of these fine wire ropes which lets topmasts pi overboard. As far as outward ap pfanwee goes, the chain plate that takes the firoud is the smallest and weakest looking t2alr on (he whole boat. The steam yacht Erin was carrying the owner's private signal si her fore and the American flag, with the burgee of the Rpyai Ulster Yacht Club at the main truck. The blue snfign. which the Royal Ulster Yacht Club is permitted to carry, was on the flagstaff at the taffrail. There was a fifteen knot breeze blowing from th* south-south* as? as the two Liptoi yacbts. together with the chartered tug Law rence, went down to the Lower Bay. Crowds of people, who had been reading in the news papers about the trij> of the green boat, were lining both shores of the Narrows. They were well rewarded, if they liked the look of the saucy craft The Shamrock certainly had the appearance of a rakish vessel. With her small freeboard and extraordinary length, she was the most low lying and snaky looking thing that ever came into a !»0-foot class. But the most important Bad for any yachts roan to notice was the way she sat in the water when she was being tewed at twelve knots an hour. So far as the writer was able to tell from a beam-on view, the Shamrock neither lifted at the bows nor eank down at the stern, but sat quiet on Watson's lines, as he Intended she should There may or may not be an Important point here. Watson thinks it is important. So much so, In fact, that his whole venture is banked on H. Lipton would not have had any Shamrock design; there would have been no challenge for this year, if Watson had not first satisfied him self that be had a chance, a practical idea, that could 'bo -worked out for success. -The present Shamrock Is the result of all his experimepts in ' testing the towing abilities of different kinds of models. For lvij'tnj-i she is a tow-er of speed. and may be, perhaps, a tower of strength. Of course, it does follow that a boat which tows easily is a good sailer. The point involves CAPTAIN FVCAMORE of the Phamro'-k something more than the dragging of an elon *»ted object through natural resistance, but If ***y towing ability has any merit In regard to the speed qualities of a sailing ship. It may he and with certainty that the Constitution does M tow as easily as the Watson design. The *»* Storm King, which was lately used by The Tribune at Newport, towed the Constitution ™a*!reiri her Ism Newport race. When hustled M * good speed the Constitution rises forward »afl settle aft. The Columbia does not so """*. but the nw Upton design is the easiest crt * t en a low ll— that ever came down the 'Poet The evidence of Captain Matthews, who nurried the Shamrock from England to America. " Dot necessary on this point, because the fact " apparent to the eye. Captain Matthews, of * Erin, has already expressed his surprise, after towing th* Watson design between the Clyde and Cowes. ,Nat, nat the vessel should tow so »uch easier than the first Shamrock, and the Po-at «hould be kept before the public that the Weetion as to v . hat a yachts shape should be •»r «up*rlative speed, as Indicated by experl ft «ats ir the mechanical towing of models, is aow more then ever In front a* touching the ™«*n»atlonal tares of 1001. In other words. «*on will * lth *' r revolutionize yacht designing ''« this boat or he will be In a position to *9 that natures seemingly scientific proofs are ' h ml «lea<l!ng and ambiguous. . ¦• has employed mechanical means for prov jj* *• » wrtatnty that a model like that of the «arock mill move more easily through the I"** than that of his two previous Valkyries. . ¦Jn fact, all other previous designs known * tt* rtdng field. *• towtnc ability of the Shamrock is there * first Interest at the present moment, so • h«r yesterday's performance, which chief iuTr Slel( * In being pulled along behind the Uctt a ' was even more Interesting to a prac *c, yac htßman than a spin under canvas for "> there could be no possible gauge ft***** 2 o'clock Captain Sycamore had the * »he challenger hard at work In the re- Ih th^ ft r>mECT IWUTB TO THE FAR EAST ™ii±T?_S'*!r"Z nd San Francisco, by the 8SB« W ./ Io 5 h % WVMM>n - rnlotl Pacific and wajpwcinr Railways. Particulars at North 'T Line OfTW. 451 Broadway. Th, ft •""AM, RIVER SPINDLES. | ll h ,t 'hrJaT*.? ff * thl8 J; otton manufacturing city. Has glon of her mainsail getting off the covers and hoisting away on the halyards. Hut when the sail was about a third up. some one, apparently Watson, though perhaps Captain Matthews. ! came up on the forecastle of the Erin, and mo tioned to take the sail down again. Sycamore's Idea was to sail out against the fifteen mile wind that was playing tag with the oyster smacks. Somebody else's idea was that the Erin would tow the racer clear of Sandy Hook. So the boat was taken out into the sea way off the Hook, and then the tow line was cast off. Sycamore had already had his orders to his crew countermanded by emphatic signals. and as no further orders came to him an to when to hoist • -an van or when he should part company with the Erin, he simply did nothing. and left the covers on the mainsail when the towliiif was cast adrift. Then the foresail was hoisted, and the boat wheeled .about and was Steered in under the point of the Hook. Nobody on the Erin understood this, nor did others on the tug Unique, and an Idea with some of them was that the vessel was sailed back r><--<-iusf> the sea outside was too heavy, or because the thun derstorm, which had been heard rumbling in the distance, might contain a threat for the Eng lish boat. These surmises were quite wrong, and after the yacht was moored in Sandy Hook Bay, Sir Thomas Lipton went aboard the Shamrock and had a conversation at the bows of the boat with Captain Sycamore. It was afterward explained by Sir Thomas that the reason the boat did not put to sea under canvas, a-s had been his In tention, was because of a misunderstanding. Sir Thomas, when he came aboard the press tup. expressed his ragTet that the boat did not sail. While the vessel was going out. it wa cal culated that from her anchorage near the up per Bay. to the Southwest Spit, '¦••¦'is close to twelve miles, and sh.- was towed that distance In Just fifty-eight minutes, and against a con siderable wave coming in from th- sea on the fifteen mile southeasterly wind. This did not equal some of the ocean towing where the two yachts averaged twelve knots an hour. It was at ."'.::>» <•• lock thai the towMne was let go. and after the yacht had sailed in under her foresail she. arrived to leeward of her buoy in Sandy Hook Bay. and gsi an exhibition as to how "she could beat to windward under one headsall. She <iH this first rate In the strong wind, but It was not so speedy as some desired, so Captain Sycamore accepted the offer of a tow by the press tup. After the craft got a line out to th*» big float- Ing iron buoy, one of the hands stepped to the top of the buoy and took a couple of turns round the ring. The yacht went back with much sternway, and pulled the head of the buoy down to the water and through it for some dis tance. As soon as the Erin's anchor was down in Sandy Hook Bay. Lieutenant-Colonel Burbaok, commandant at the military post at Sandy Hook, accompanied by his family and staff, and Captain Hern, of the artillery stationed there-, together with the "ith Artillery Rand from Fort Hamilton, went out in the steamer Ord nance, to pay their respects to Sir Thomas He paid them a visit In his launch, and later enter tained the party on board the Erin, while the band played popular Irish airs In honor of the occasion. Later in the evening Sir Thomas and his guests paid Lieutenant-Colonel Burbank a return visit on shore Sir Thomas T.ipton will not have the Sham rock taken out again till Monday st Ml a. m.. after which the .-raft will be regularly practised every day. the start on each day being at the same time. The big ocean steamship Porto Rico, which has been engaged for the I.ipton fleet as the tender of the challenging yacht, was towed down yesterday from Btspleton to Sandy Hook Bay by the chartered I.ipton tug Law rence. This waa adjudged easier than getting up steam on the Porto Rico— the boat being now used as a boarding house for th* crew and of ficers of the racer, and also for the little army of sailmakers which will come from England and live at Sandy Hook until after the final racing for the Cup. LEGLESS VAX WHO IS \OT SLOW. EIiOPKS WITH ANOTHRR MANS SIXTEEN YEAR OI,D WIFT- ANT> DBFIES PT'RPIMT [BT TELEGRAPH TO THK THIBCVE.] Rochester. N. T . Aug 23.— Owen Stlckney. of Corfu, near Rochester, has eloped with the sixteen-year-old wife of B. H. Green, of Akron. N. T. Stickney has no legs. They were both amputated above the knees years ago. Stick ney deserted his own wife and several children. Or*-en. the deserted husband, put a detective on the trail of the erring: couple The detective traced them to Youngstown. Ohio, but there lost trace of them. To-day Stlckney's mother re ceived a letter from him. postmarked Sandusky, Ohio. Stlrkney wrote: I told them If I had six hours' start they could not catch us. even If I haven't any legs, and a steam engine couldn't take Eva away from me now. Write us at Wheeling. W. Va. POLAND WATER FOR THE KIDNEYS. "Water Book" gratis. Depot. 3 Park PI.. N. V._ Advt. BOOMERANGS. :¦ A description of there fascinating toys, and how to make them. They are dangerous weapons. SEE THE BUNIM.Y TRIBUNE TO-MORROW.— NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 24. 1001. -FOURTEEN PAGES.--^^^^,,.. STR THOMAS LIPTOX AND HTS CRFAVS. WAR MEASURES AT BOGOTA PAYMENT* BUBPENDBD AM) OTHEK DRASTIC BTEPB TAKEN. GOVERNORS OF PROVINCE! AUTHORIZED TO LEVY CONTRIBUTIONS AND CON FISCATE SUI fUES. Colon. Colombia. Aug. 23-An . .rTi. Lai dseree daffi Bogota, July 1\ and addre«eed ¦¦¦ t\.* Governors of the departments, was punished to day, it says: A new aspect of the war. which seems to kindle anew, with th help c.X foreigners, who threaten the frontier, places the government under the necessity of ttrsumlng a different at tude from that' mainta.i'i>.-tf hitherto, ar 1 * ¦• ¦- It to proceeding* which It ha previously led t(» avoid, it lias been resolved: First— To suspend the payment of all accounts for war material pending, sad to limit tho ex penses to the meal of the nrme<l force and administration Second— proce<».i to expropriate all the r.ec es.sary elements for the feeding, equipment ami mobilisation of the army. Third To levy forced and voluntary loans, according to circumstances, and to impose war < ontributions In order to mod the expenses of tach department, without depending on the na tional capital. The Governors are- hereby amply authorized to proceed in these matti rs according to the re quirement of cirrumstan<-,-s, without the ne»-d nt approval from the government, and each Governor must assume the responsibility, in or der to save the situation, within his territory. THE MACHIAfI AT KINQBTON, JAMAICA 9 The Runbont Ms whir-h 1-^ on tbe w,i> to C HI sin; 1 \<; I/'lrt ME \ T inn >/.. ELKVATOR BOYS KEPT BUSY SWEEPING CATERPILLARS FROM THE STOOP-- INSECTS STING THEM. The h<--.-t of caterpillars which baa been strip ping trees of their foliage In various parts of the city has Invaded Mount Morris Park, and is In possession not only of trees, lawns, benches and walks, but seem* determined to ensconce Itself in an apartment boose near by. Two weeks ago the vanguard arrived, and Gardener Max Volkmsn gathered them in. combing the trees daily and killing the cnter pillars raptured. Nothing daunted by th* fate of their fellows, the main army came, has al ready nearly denuded the horse chestnut trees of their leaves, and is now at work on the maple and elm trees, with results that make the gardener wring his hands In despair. "This Is the worst caterpillar plajrue in fifty ye^rs," declared Volkman yesterday, "and there is nothing we can do but kill as many as we ran. and trust to cleaning them out when they spin themselves into cocoons. Every morning I clean them off the trunks of the trees, and pet two or three quarts from each tree, but no matter how many we kill It eeems to make no difference in the numbers of them." The pests are particularly numerous on the east side of the park, and the benches are cov ered with them to such an extent that people cannot use them. Moreover, the caterpillars stlr.g. as Mr. Voikmat' and Patrolman Fchaeffer. of the East One-hundred-and-twenty-*ixtb-st pr.lice station, have found out. They show large blisters on their necks where the caterpillars have stung them Not content with taking possession of the park, the Invaders have determined to Install themselves in the seven story apartment house known as the Mount Morris Apartment House. They have stripped the elm trees in front of the buiMlnp, and have kept the four elevator boys busy sweeping off the pavement and stoop. The boys resorted to hot water to stay the progress of the invader? in vain, and have had cl ply their brooms almost continuously to prevent the crawling insects from getting into the apart ment house. They have been stung in the en counters and have uncomfortable blisters on their necks. The caterpillars are numerous and annoying In all parks and playgrounds, and in St. Paul's Churchyard they are so thick that the girls from the surrounding offices no longer go there to sr*-nd the luncheon hour. PKEFBMMED IMEKICAS To CARDIFF COAL. Rio de Janeiro. Auk 23 The Royal Mall Steam ship Company's steamer Nile has Just bought a supply of American coal here In preference to the, Cardiff coal sold by the company's own agents. This Is the first Instance of the ktnd In the history of the company Incipient Consumption can be cured with JAVNK'S KXPRCTORANT. -Advt. "DANGER!" Our struts are full if signs of every «Uftrlption bearing this startling word. The reason i"or H. and the leral use and meaning of It. In THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE TO-Js-ORROW.-Advt. ~ .. A STORM FLOODS ORANGES. OXE MAN KILLED, ANOTHKB STI NNKI> BY LIGHTNING. A HOUSE AND A BARN STRUCK— TRAFFIC STOPPED nT A WASHOUT-OVERFLOW ING RIVER FILLS CELLARS. Orange, N. J. Auk. 38 (Special).— The Oranges were visited to-da> Viy two unusually heavy downpours of rain. For an hour and a half th.- rain Ml In sheet", doing a large amount of damage. Strange to say. in Newark there was only a quiet rain f«.r a few minutes. The storm broke about 1 p. m.. and was se- ' ion-. r^nteO by vivM Rashes lf lightning and f1»-nf<»n!nK peals "f thuneler. Streets were flooded and low lying lands were >>>.• with water. Traffic on the L:irk:iwur.na Railroad was near ly stopped. At Tremont-ave. sand and debris were Washed upon the track;-., so that work ii.- had to lx> stent out to el« r the way r.heail of th" trains. at th.' new Grove-st bridge sta tion. in Kast Ormiro. a washout occurred on th.> westbound track, stalling all trains for n«-;irly two liours. Two men were struck by lightning, one of them being killed Instantaneously and Ike «ith«-r receiving a sever*- shock. Geiiaru Luer riro. an ItaUan la'.>or<M' in tho employ of Charles Musk, a ccr»tractor. was standing under a tree m-ar Vsl • • Ros4 an<l Joyce . when a bolt shattered the tree and Instantly killed Luer rir<>. William Geagan, an employe of W. H. Plum ley, at tke 1.-. Orange station, was crossing the railroad tracks; when be was knocked an- COnsclOUS »> lightning. At the Kn;t (>r.inp»» Hlßh boo!, where an electrician was at work on tht^ electric fan machinery, a bolt or ball of lightning me in over the wires and durst. Illuminating tke en tire building. Jiu: doing little damage. Streeti and cellars were flooded, and in aonw parts of ( T.i!;^.- the water stood three and four feel deep The trolley cars un the North Jorfoy lino ere In ma instances precede! by special cars, wiih workmen to clear away th. debris from the tracks, particularly In West Orang'-. Th* cars were delayed for from thirty minutes to an hour. Lightning struck the new horn- of Byron R. Bacon, in South Prospect-st.*. South Orange. and Sf-t it on fire. After half an hour's hard work the Fire Department got he Names under con trol. A year .'igo ,i hous< ¦•>! thi sam* site was struck by lightning and was consumed by the flames, A barn owned by .). Krenkle, of South Orange* aye., Irvington. was set on Bre by an electric bolt anrl totally destroyed. The Bremen saved fifteen cows ami four horses. The fuses of the East Orange fire alarm sys tem were burned out, and many telephones in i the Oranges were put out of service. The river In the valley district overflowed and j filled many cellars, and the water rose abovo the j Boon of the hat factories along Its hanks. At J'.rick Church the water was four or five ! feet deep along the railroad tracks. Men and . boys swam in the pools formed. j BLbOMFIELD CHURCH TOWER STRUCK. : BloomneM, Aug. 9 (Special*.— One- of the heaviest | rainstorms that ihia town baa ever known began ; a little after noon to-day, ami for two hours it ralne.l incessantly. The streets were turned Into rivers, ami In BUM* places Ike water flowed ••••• the sidewalks. Lightning struck the tower on th« ! Westminster Presbyterian Church. The tower was badly damaged. This Is th»> third time that the. Church has been damaged by lightning. Charles Karl*v was swept off the step.-, of the old library building, and with difficulty succeeded in : reaching -a place of safety. In the Bowery district and in the Sixth Ward the cellars of the houses I were flooded People bad to use rafts. Charles j Harrington a" baker, at Linden and Olenwood area . | leal thlrtv barrels of flour, which were swept away ; by th- flood. A tree In Montgomery-aye. was struck by lightning, and a horse that stood under It was killed. The tire alarm system was crippled by the lUhtnin* The Second River overflowed in many places, flooding farm lands and damaging the crops The house occupied h V the tender of the Morris Canal lock In Montgomery was struck by lightning. A HEAVY RAINFALL IN PATERSON. Pat. r><->n. K. J.. Aug. 23.— A heavy storm swept ov-r Paterson at 1 p. m. to-day. Lightning struck th* flagpole on the Quaokenbush & Co. building ami splintered it. The lightning ran In a spiral art'und the pole. The entire store was shaken and the saleswomen were frightened. The rainfall of two heavy storms that visited this neighborhood since midnight last night amounted to .91 inch, according to the gauge of the local weather observer. The chimney of the. Scott mill. In Van Houten st , was struck. MAN-A-CEA! MAN A-CEA! MAN -A-i'RA! Doctors report this Wonderful Manganese Spring Water Cures Catarrh of the Stomach, Gastritis. when all Medicines fall. Then why experiment. DnißKlsts. or Ben K. Ourtiu. 13 Stone St.— Advt. "BUTLEIVS SPOON'S." There Is apparently no end to the various amus ing stories regarding General Butler and the ¦noons A new and piquant version of the t-rteoo;*. in THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE TO-MOHHOW.- Advu - " — SUGGESTIONS TO PUMA. CUBAN REVOLUTIONARIES WOULD LIKE A PLEDGE TO MODIFY PLATT AMENDMENT. Havana. Aug. 'Si.— The committee recently ap pointed by prominent revolutionary leaders to ¦tilings a letter to MsSf Estrada Palma, asking for a more specific statement from him regard ing the programme he would follow if elected President of the Cuban Republic, designated Juan Oualberto Gomez to draft the communi cation. He has performed the task, and the lett r has been approved by the committee. Referring to the matter to-day. Seflor Gomez said the letter was private, but was In the nature of advice to Seflor Palma. suggesting that he should make declarations on certain points of policy. •'Th. letter suggests to Sertor Palma." con tinued Benor Gomes: 'that he should declare that some clauses of the putt amendment are objectionable to the Cubans, and should pledge himself, ln case an opportunity arises, to work toward changing these in harmony with the United States Uovernment. "With reference la th-- payment of the Cuban army, the letter a 1 vises not Palma to declare that all claims will be thoroughly examined before they are recognized. "He Is also invited to declare that Cuba can not afford to grant very liberal tariff concessions to the United States for some time, as she needs the customs revenue being unable at present to raise internal taxes." Before the letter is forwarded It will be dis cussed i.v others who formed part of the as sembly of revolutionists who appointed the com mittee. C.u.slav Bock, In the course of a report to the Cigar Manufacturers' Union regarding the out look of the cigar and tobacco Industry, ex presses the opinion that there is no danger to be apprehended from American competition so far as Cuban cigars arc concerned. He takes the ground that, even if Cuba sen! all her cigars to the United Stajtes-^and -I"- produced -"»•»>. «:i*V<hk> last year— this could not seriously affect the American producers and manufacturers. who last year sold '<.'<> > >.« »»."•¦ cisars in the United States. Even if Cuba were to more than double her present output and to send all to the United States, this would not change the situa tion. . The official value of the centen has been fixed at $4 7S and of the louis dor at 19 S3. LIMA THE BANDIT KILLED. NOTORIOUS CUBAN OUTLAW HUNTED DOWN AND SHOT. Havana. Am -•"• l-' lir> Lima, the notorious bandit tor Who** capture, dead or alive, the military government offered a reward of $1.000. has been killed at Macurijes (Corral Falso>. in the Province of Matanzas. The police assisted Ike Rural Guard, and four other bandits were captured at the same time The body of Lima will he photographed for the purposes of Identi fication. \IOSQUITO KXPKRIMKNTS ( ONTINTE. A NON-IMMINK IN HAVANA INOCTI^TEI> AJffß PITTKN HY INFKiTKD INSECTS. Ha\ana. Aug. -'¦'• A non-immune has been ino.ul.ited with the serum whi.-h Dr Caldas. the Brazilian expert, alleges to be a preventive agstwr* yellow fever, an! has been bitten by i Wll tnfected mosquitoes The period of Inocu lation is from four to five days. Major Havard. the chief surgeon, dis. ussing th-> CaMas and other experiments, says that th^ yellow fever commission and him?e!f have carefully considered the qnssttaai of applying Infected mosdultoes to non-immune^, and have r«\-»ched thr- conclusion fhrit in view of al! the elrcumstsnces— the fact that persons voluntarily undergo the experiments and also th^ impor tance Of »he matter from a scientific point of view the experiments are justifiable. FA\C!FS SHE IS A MALTESE CAT. STRANCE HALLUCINATION OF SICK WOMAN WHO WAR mm MALTED MILK. IBT TELEO«-»rH TO TUB TMBrXE.I Steubenvllle. Chlo. Aug. 23 Mrs. Rebecca Tipton. of Unlonport. has becorre insane with the strangest hallucination on record in the Probate Court and due to reasons that are unique. While run down physically nrd sick she was advised to use malted milk. The word "malted" in some way suggested to her that she was a Maltese cat. and she hegan from that time on to lap up milk or other food given her like a cat. and she tells everybody she Is a Malta* cat. She Is to be sent 10 the State hos pital at Columbus. The examining physician pro nounces it the strangest case he has ever seen. IT KEEPS ON TOP Nothing I* too good to be Included among the ap pointments of the Pennsylvania limited, leaving New-York daily. -A.ivt. LONG ISLAND RESORTS. The charming resorts on sea and Sound which dot both shores of Long Island. SEE THE SUN i a i TRIBUNE TO-MORROW.-Advt. PRICE THREE CENTS. BRYAMSM REPI DIVTED. DEMOCRA TS RFC A Rf> FREE SILVER AS A DEAD ISSUE. LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR NORMAJI E. MACKS IDEA OF A THIRD PARTY FOUND IN OTHER STATES. Norman E. Mack has raised his voice in pro test against the repudiation of Bryan and the Kansas City platform by the various State con ventions of the Democratic party recently held. Mr. Mack is a Democratic National Committee man from this State. He lives in Buffalo, and belongs to the Croker-Murphy-Shevlln-Mc- Laughlln-Mack combination, which at the last two State conventions and at the Kansas City convention was in control of the affairs of the party in New- York. It overthrew David B. Hill and wrested the State leadership from him Mr. Mack is a political weak sister. He could not amount to much in his own county without the> help of the combination, and even with that ha has been severely trounced at home by the anti- Bryan and anfi-Croker element. He was elect ed National Committeeman as a sop to Erla County. He is a rampant Bryan man and has always been with the ultra Populistic wing o* the Democratic party. This interview with him appeared In "The New-York Journal" yesterday: "The action of the Ohio, Virginia and Penn sylvania Democratic State conventions in either absolutely ignoring or repudiating portions. 12 i not all. of the national platforms of the last two campaigns seems to me portentous. It looks as though the men who seek to Republlcanize the Democratic party are getting into the saddle and striving to secure control of the party. Should they continue to score successes a third' party appears to me inevitable "And who would be the leaders of the third, party " "William J. Bryan would naturally be at th« head of it. with George Fred Williams, of Mas sachusetts; Joseph Bailey, of Texas; James K. Jones, of Arkansas; Senator Tillman, of South, Carolina; Charles A. Towne. of Minnesota, and others as his lieutenants. Behind them would naturally be a majority of the 6."iO«>.fHX) men, Who in ISOrt and again in lfW»» marched to the> polls and cast their ballots for the regularly nominated candidates of their party. "If many more Democ-atlc State convention* secede, as have those of Ohio, Virginia and, Pennsylvania, a third party appears to me In evitable. It would naturally have as leaders Bryan, Richardson. Williams. Patterson and Tillman. and would, oppose Hill. Whitney, La mont, Belmont and ethers who are now charged, with seeking to Republicanize the Democratic party. I agree with Senator Towne that if the reactionaries secure control of the next Demo cratic National Convention, they are likely to> repudiate the platforms of l*0«; and 1900 and; name a man like David B. Hill for the Presi dency." MISSOI 111 THIRD TARTY MOVEMENT. NOT NATIONAL IX SCOPE-MAT LOSE STAT« TO THE DEMOCRATS tBT TELEGRAPH TO THF TRIBfNK 1 Sr Loui?. Aug. 23.— The talk of forming a new* party out of the free silver element of the Democracy is received with smiles of incre dulity by leaders here. In Missouri, reports ts> the contrary notwithstanding, the free allvep men are in control. While they do not believe* that William J. Bryan will again be a candidate for th*> Presidential nomination, yet they say he will dominate the councils of the party and, no platform will be framed, no '•anilula.t. nomi nated, that does not receive hia approval W. J. Stone, vice-chairman of the Demoi ratio National Committee in the last campaign, and who haa been mentioned for President, sayr that he does not think the silver question, will cut much figure in the next campaign, un- NORMAN* K. MACK. of Buffalo, who says that repudiation of Bryanlsttl means a th!rd nartv. ' ; less the enemies of the white metal seek t» | force the issue, when it will be found that Mis— I ¦ouri is to-day as firmly in favor of bl- metallise*' 1 i as it was in 1506; that Mr. Bryan has repeat-* edly stated that he did not want and would noB, accept a renomination, but his enemies may) make it necessary for his friends to rally t« his support and renominat«* him. as they will unquestionably have the powed la do. Former Governor Stephens does not attach] I much importance to the action, or rather non«« action, of recent State conventions In failing" tot 1 indorse the platforms of IS9»> and 1000. believ • ing that when the national convention assemble* It will be found firmly planted on the issues them • presented, so far as they have not been altered , by changed conditions. He says Bryan retain* j his influence in the party, and his counsels will f always be eagerly sought and followed. The at tempt of the gold wing to get control of the : party will fall, as the rank and file of Western Democracy are loyal to the Chicago and Kansas , City platforms, as well as to Bryan From other well informed Democratic sources it is learned that the third party movement, which had its inception In the municipal elec ,' tions last spring, will not become national la | scope, though it may lose the State to th« ! Democracy. Lee Merriwether. public utilities I ownership candidate for Mayor, and who has . , been called the Bryan of Missouri, Is the head and front of this new movement, but states that he will vote the Democratic national ticket. This should be taken cum grano sails, as Me" wether believes that he was cheated out of the mayoralty by Democratic rascality not entirely of the cold bug persuasion. Should the third party movement in Missouri continue to grow as it has in the last three months it means that the Republicans will capture the State, for the first time since dSsfranchisement sad tha test oath have been in force. | KILLED BY TOO MUCH BRYANISir. I IST TELB3K-*m TO THC TWIBfJIB. I I Providence. R. 1.. Aug. 22.— Democracy In ' Rhode Island is dead, killed by too much Bry j an ism. The leaders axe at swords* points, j having been engaged in strife for several year*. i This has caused the practical disruption of th« ! Democratic State and town committees. Th« I trouble began In ISO 1 ?, when Bryan was first 1 nominated on the free silver platform of that THE MODER vR Is exhibited with its perfect appointments on tas Pennsylvania Railroad trains to Chicago and Sc Louis. -Advt "** THE JEWS Or TO-DAY The condition of the Hebrews and their ansiMon tn the world after centuries of persecution ty a.