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jV-\-All y°- 20.691. ToJ^y:g£^rwr& J^K«,d,. NEW- YORK, SATURDAY. JULY 11. 1903.-FOUBTEEN PAGES.-* The Tribuna Aooctafla*. PRICE THREE CENTS. EPTINr; I? j A GROVES ON THE PENNSYLV ANIA SHORE OF THE DELAWARE, OPPO SITE TRENTON. THIRTY-FOUR DIE FROM HEAT. ffBJBLY A HUNDRED PROSTRATED— MAXIMUM TEM PERATURE 94— RELIEF PROMISED FOR TO-DAY. T%cmm*d9 Go to Parks, Where, Despite Commissioners' Order, Police Refuse to Let Weary Sleep on Lawns. Again the temperature rose to ;; ' 4 degrees yes terday! equalling the temperature of Thursday B nd 'establishing a new record for July 10. Th'rty-four deaths and ninety-four prostrations from the beat were rejmrted. The promised thunder showers did not present themselves vlthin hailing distance, but a shower passed to the Southward. This had the effect of rooMng th» air several degrees between 5 and 6 o'clock. The forecast issued by the Weather Bureau last night at K> o'clock indicated that powers an* cooler weather might be expected to-day and to-morrow. The prolonged period of heat greatly increased th number of prostrations, and the ambulances end ftaffs of the various hospitals were kept ru ... v attending capes. The number of deaths vas comparatively small, considering the num ber of prostrations. The heat made no distinc tion in selecting its victims. Infants, youths, >nunjr mnn and women and old people alike fell betore ihe scythe of heat, which measured near- Jy V*~> degreea on the sidewalks at some points. Th* public parks and recreation piers were thrown opf n for use of the dwellers in the tene jnor.t house dif tricts. These are to remain open *o Jong as the warm weather continues. Despite the ordrr of Commissioner WilU-ox the police Mu«d to lot tne people sleep on park lawns. For a few hours in the morning it looked as if fc new heat record for the year would be es tablished. The mercury rose in a savage man ner all the forenoon, and the high mark at tained on Thursday, 1)4 degrees, was reached at 1:20 p- m. This promised all sorts of horrible things, for the maximum temperature Is usually riot reached Inrfore 3 or 4 o'clock ln the after noon. A; :hat iio-jr. ........ Thich the officials at the Weather Bureau said last nigh! tliry could not explain, the mercury began to drop and a breeze, which had been ab tent all the morning, rose. The thermometer tad dropped at _ o'clock to 92 degrees. It re mained at this point until 3 o'clock. Then It dropped to I*l at 4 o'clock, and remained at this point until after G o'elork. when a storm, the lightning flashes and thunder of rhich could be seen and heard at the Weather Bureau, swept by to the southward, moving 511!. IMYXE WAY RESIGN. WANTS TO QUIT CABINET. His Decision Due to 111 Health, Not to the Postal Scandals. !i r.o:: tiu: rnißuxE EAO.I Washington, July 10.— Postmaster General * Payne is e.ii-i to Tie nnxious to retire from the Cabinet. It will he no surprise if he returns to private life about the time Congress assembles, or. at any rat*', as soon as matters connected tilth the postal Investigation are satisfactorily rt-aif:htfr*?d out. No political sifniflranct can be attached to Mr. Payne's reluctance to serve longer. Neither has it any signiflcane*- in connection with the T«P!:<Sn? Investigation. The matter is purely one «f hi* continued ill r-aUh. Mr. Payne ii not Ignorant of the criticisms from pr»me quarters, Vut it i? known that these criticisms are al most the sol* cause of his retaining the Post pfnee portfolio longer. He does not propose to Wire now. for it wild be interpreted as a res !?r.aticn under fire. There is nothing 3 1 8r £ In the Postmaster Oer.eral'f condition at present, but he Is. never tteless. la unusually poor health and feels that -« U unduly atzias his energies. Naturally. B? ••£ subjected to more or Jess worry in the progress cf the Investigation, as the head of °" c cf the largest departments of the govern- JJ he <*"** a *™-* respmsiblUty. and in oeaargly fo wtea that department is under close ecmtiny ar.d the acts of dishonest officials » a Previous admintetraUOT are being brought "S-t. The Postmaster General is not a man |»v " V " & tlit d%aly un(3er suel > circumstances as «T! SE P«™U&S In his department. He has B^d con^vauvely. but with energy, wherever %at^* Ot **w*a*?i appeared, and he has *° nation now of relaxing Ws efforts thor -J£y to reform th- methods of transacting *AYIJE AIH) ERISTOW CONFER. ** No Developments in the Postal Inves tigation Announced. ir.d >' ' o^^.^" --fo^ter General Payne Ear "^tigai-.j,. , tr n -T^fT !n r «sard to the In- SSSJSg £^ al »^« announce that he a . ;--'-j;^ f " \Vedn^sj., y O n a «**advi ■• he would from west to east, and caused a drop of 4 de grees. At this time also the wind attained a velocity of thirty-five miles an hour. From 6 o'clock onward the temperature fell at the rate of 2 degrees an hour, and there was every pros pect that the night would be a comfortable one. Thursday night was undoubtedly the most un comfortable one of the summer. There was little breeze, and the temperature did not fall so low as on the previous night. At C a. m. Friday, the hour when the temperature usually is at its lowest point at this season of the year, it was 7G degrees, or five degrees above the minimum temperature on Thursday. The mercury rose rapidly to 80 degrees at 8 o'clock, which was the temperature at this hour on Thursday. Then there was a divergence. The temperatures for each hour from this time forward on Thurs day and yesterday were as follows: Thur«- Tester- : Thurs- Tester day, day.] day. day. 8 a. m 62 M 12 m 01 VK! 10 a. m S.'. 88 1 p. m 81 It.'! 11 a. m 8S si2[ 1:20 p. m.. .. — •&* ■Maximum temperature of the day. Philadelphia, Jacksonville, St. Louis and Key West each exceeded New-York in temperature at 8 a. m.. Key West sweltering: under 84 degrees at that hoar, and the other point? at 82 degrees. That home of snowbanks, Helena, Mont., was the coolest place In the United States at that hour, the temperature being only 48 degrees. That the poor of the city reap the greatest benefit from an administration which is made up of men whose fingers are free from graft was again demonstrated yesterday when Com missioner Willcox of the Department of Parks issued an order opening the larger lawns of the public parks for the use of sleepers at night, and Commissioner Hawkes, of the Dock De partment, issued a similar order throwing opea the recreation piers for the same purpose. Com missioner Willcox said in opening the park lawns: "I heard this morning that a number of people had slept in the lawns in Battery Park last night. I was very glad to hear it. and glad the police had allowed them to sleep there. It has ( unlinacil on second patce. "JAP" AND MEXICAN WAR Bloody Battle Among Railroad La borers in California. iBT TELEGKArH TO TIE TF.IBINE ] L<os Angeleß. Cal., July 10. — A bloody battle between one hundred and fifty Japanese and the same number of Mexicans has been raging for five days on the desert between Barstow and Victorville. Four are reported dead and. about fifty wounded, and the end of the .stru^u'. jiot in sight. The combatants art all employed by the- Santa Fe Railroad, laying new rails, and the company has been forced to suspend opera tions in that section. The Japanese and Mexicans had been working peaceably side by Bide for some time, but on Monday a Japanese made an Insulting remark about a Mexican and the tight began. When the two workmen came to blows, sides were quickly formed and battle lines drawn. Tools used In railroad building, and boulders from the bottom of the Mojave River were the weapons, and in a few minutes many heads were racked. The Japanese were finally driven across the river amid showers of stones, almost as effective as bullets, their leader remaining in the front to the last. Both Bides entrenched themselves behind piles of sand, and many tallies have been made since. The attacking force has Invariably been repulsed. Two men were killed to-day, when the Japs' earthworks were stormed by the Mexicans. The foreman is making even effort to patch up a truce, but the men seem de termined to fight while any are left, and it may be necessary to call out the State troops to quell the riot Mexicans all over the section are de velooing a fierce hatred of the Japanese because the latter are supplanting the Mexicans in many kinds of work, demanding less wages, as a rule, but giving rno're satisfaction. W. COGGESHALL A SUICIDE Son of Former State Senator Shoots Himself in Baltimore. [BY TELr-GItAFH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Baltimore. July 10. -Walter Coffesball. of the firm of Coggeshall & Co.. brokers, formerly of New-York committed suicide this evening by shooting. Walter Pels his manager, found the body in the Coggeshali house. Mr. Cogue's hall was a son of a former New-York State Senator at IlornellsviUe. N. Y. He v.as thirty-two years old. and leaves a widow and three children, who are now on a visit to his. father. The McKinley Statue at Adams. Mass. See to morrow's Tribune.— Ad vt. 'MOTHER" JONES AND HER ARMY, AT THE NEW-JERSEY, BORDER. MOTHER JONES. Photographed yesterday at the house where she lodged at Morrlsvtlle. Pern. ARMY CROSSES DELAWARE YOUNG GIRLS SENT HOME "Mother" Jones Says Her Crusade Is Against Child Labor. "Mother" Jones and her army of textile strikers from Philadelphia last evening crossed the Delaware at Trenton, and to-day will march on Princeton. Her crossing of the river was rather more noisy than that of Washington and his army, and was a hotter undertaking. "Moth er" Jones's cohorts would have given something for a few of the cakes of ice which made the patriot army's voyage of more than a century and a quarter ago so perilous. "Mother" Jones addressed a special meeting of the Central Labor Union, of Trenton, early in the evening, and later spoke in the open air to a large crowd just south of the Battle Monument. William Thomas, president of the Common Council of Trenton, prtsidedd at the outdoor meeting, for which the energetic drum ming of the "army" musicians collected a large crowd. Several other speakers talked to the workingmen, who, however, were attentive only when the shrill voice of "Mother" Jones was heard. Her references to child labor and the demoralizing influences of mill life on young girls were received by the crowd with expres sions of approval, and her denunciation of mill abuses was applauded. A Tribune reporter yesterday visited the "army's" camp in a grove at Morrisville Point, on the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware. He found about sixty men and boys lying under the trees, waiting for the vegetable soup which was cooking over a wood fire in a huge copper washboiler. They had all gone swimming in the river in the forenoon, and had also washed their cloi.irng. Close by the rude outdoor kitchen was a pyramid of tin cups, in which the soup was to be served, while against a large tree leaned the banners and numerous United States flags which are carried while on the march. The reporter was told that the five women who ac company the "army" were resting with "Mother" Jones at a neighboring house. Later three of the number, all neatly dad, came to the camp to assist Kelly, who described himself as "chief cook and tin cup washer." with the preparation of the meal. The foragers had come in with liberal contributions of bread and vegetables from Morrisville and Trenton grocers and bakers. ' "MOTHER" JONES HAS COMFORTS. '•The women," said Sweeney, who seemed to be "Mother" Jones's lieutenant, "travel by trol ]<■>• car, and are all the wives of men in the band of strikers. We don't allow them to sleep , In ih<; groves. Our advance man always- looks out for a shelter for them and "Mother' Jones. We've had three recruits to-day— three boys sent up to us by their parents in Philadelphia. The lads were pointed out to th*> reporter. The eldest was apparently not over fifteen, and • they were all veritable little old men. with stooped shoulders and a serious expression of countenance far beyond their years. The reporter was told that "Mother" Jones ■ was sleeping, preparatory to her evening ora tory. One of the men volunteered to conduct the newspaper man to her lodgings, and a knock at the door of a workingmans home brought out the housewife, who said the head of the army was awake and would be out in a minute. Shortly afterward a rather stout woman, apparently about sixty years old, ap peared. Her skin Is almost as white as marble. i and her hair is even whiter than her face. Her lipa and cheeks are rod. A cheery greeting and an Inquiring look at the camera soon brought about a good understanding between the visitor and the labor agitator. ' "Our crusade is chiefly against child labor in | mills," said "Mother" Jones. "Give the young ■ girls of the workingman's family a chance to ; learn something and be something, and hair the vice and ignorance that make mill towns a ; hell will disappear. They cannot be anything to ' fill our hearts with pride if they go into the ! mills at fifteen or younger, when they ought to be in the public schools. Kensington, where all our people came from, is one of the worst places in the world for child labor. We had half a dozen fifteen-year-old girls with us up to this point, all from textile mills in that hellhole. They were all very bright and very pretty, and would show, we thought, to the people, the pos- Bibilitii i for good of giving them a chance to become educated or for evil if consigned to the moral graved we call mills, l found that this roaming waa not good for them— that they and I were misunderstood, bo i sent five of them, home yesterday'and he other will go this even- Ing. Two wrongs cannot make right, and I ink it wrong to subject these tender girls to the- ri'Ugh life and rou?:h treatment we are obliged to undergo. Our mi are all striking skilled workmen In the Kensington textile fac ti)/.et>. Tli-.-v are sober and honest, and this out ■ i::^' ;.- good for them while th< Ir sink.? lasts. ■ Asked .: it were tru-i that she intended to ! visit J. Plerpont Morgan ami President Roosevelt ! with her army. "Mother" Jones said: "Oh. that's '■ or.l\ a joke' Sometimes it takes extraordinary means to attract ordlnar interest. Morgan and . liocse\eit are naiv.es that attract attention at i once, and I guess that is why I used them in ! talking to some reporters. Don't you think they ■ could be put to •-. wortee use than to get people interested in opposing child labor? We will go to Elizabeth. Paterson. Newark, Jersey City, I Hoboken and New-York. Maybe we'll see Mr '' Morgan and Mr. Roo-evelt and maybe we will : not. That story about desertions is all wrong. ! Some of the strikers at Kensington walked with 1 us to Torresdale and some as far as Tu.lytown. t and then went back. That was the programme. We never intended that the whole four hun dred should so all the w*y to New-York, or < even to Trenton." f In ply to a question as to whether or not Bh«! would call on ex-President Cleveland at Princeton, "Mother" Jcne3 laughed Mu> ue and maybe not." she Mid. "That will depend. The New-York Centrals id-hour train taken paa 1 nB «V; only ?or Chicago To get beat accommoda tions it is well to apply In advanc©.- Advt. THE DRUMMERS AND BANNER BEARERS, SHOWING ALL. THE BANNERS CARRIED BY MOTHER JONES'S ARMY WOODSES THERE, TOO. LIKE COL. BESTS FATE. Suspicious Circumstances at Death of Woman at Asbury Park. As a result of the sensational developments in the case of the Woods couple, in connection with the death of Colonel William J. Best, at tention Is called to the remarkable and sus picious similarity in the circumstances of the death of Colonel Best and that of Mrs. E. A. Waldron, who died in Asbury Park on March 3. 1902, while under the care of 'Dr." Woods and his wife. In an interview with a Tribune corre spondent last night Dr. Alexander Williamson, of Asbury Park, declared his belief that Mrs. Waldron, whom he attended, was murdered. Her nephew, G. A. Reutcr, purchasing agent of the American Wringer Company, of No. i*9 Chambers-st., also declared that he believed his aunt was murdered; also that over $000 in money, jewelry and clothing was missing after her death, and that a necklace had been taken from her while she was dying. The Woodses after her death put in a for $2,000. similar to that, made in the Best case. To a Tribune re porter Mr. Reutei said yesterday: "I wish that we had proceeded against Woods at that time, as I myself wanted. I think Colonel Best's life would have been saved. My aunt, who was t.iken sick in Asbury Park two years ago, was under the care of a local physl c.an, Dr. Alexander Williamson, but Woods, who was staying in the house with a woman he claimed as his wife, took charge of the case. When my mother visited my aunt her solitaire diamond necklace which she had been wearing about her neck was missing, and the old lady, -vho c ild not npc-ak, convulsively clutched her neck and apparently tried to explain that it had been taken; but Dr Woods gave her a jab with a hypodermic net -lie, and that silenced her. "That man Woods mounted guard at her room with his wife, and never left it. When my aunt died there were $600 worth of Jewels, clothes and ready money missing. In addition to that, he had found by looking into my aunt's private papers that she had left $-.000 to a certain per son, and he claimed that in return for his kind ness and care the old lady had changed her mind and promised the money to him. and that he had witnesses to pro% - e this. Woods steadily reduced his claim until he had it down to $1500. and he also wrote letters to my mother, who was wholly taken in by his games, pleadir.sf desti ttttlon, and asking for money for the sake of his child. I had some fuss in preventing my mother from giving him money." STATEMENT OF THE DOCTOR. The suspicion of Reuter that his aunt met foul play was strengthened by a statement made by Dr. Alexander Williamson, of Asbury Park, who attended Mrs. Waldron in her last illness. In a statement contained in a dispatch to The Tribune from Asbury Park, Dr. Williamson said : "I attended Mrs. E. S. Waldron while she was a truest at the Feuney House, in Grand-aye. The so-called Dr. Woods lived at the fame hotel with his alleged wife and child. In fact, th»y occupied apartments adjoining those oc cupied by Mrs. Waldron. He was very suave, and I learned to like him because of his pleas ant ways and also because he told me he was a nephew of Dr. H. C. Woods, ore of my pro fessors at the University of Pennsylvania. He claimed to be a physician, and certainly did possess considerable knowledge of materia med ica. He was very friendly with Mrs. Waldron, whom I was treating for heart trouble. I vis ited her daily. About a week before her death Woods volunteered to wait on her and look after her In my absence. I consented to this, for Woods impressed be as being a skilful physician. The night before Mrs. Waldron died she was better than she had been for weeks. Her niece, Mrs. Router, of No. 124 West Eighty-first -St., New-York City, was with her at the time, and remarked when I called that her aunt was improving. That evening Woods waited on her as usual. The next morning Mrs. Reuter sent in a hurry call, saying her aunt was worse. When I reached Mrs. Waldron's bedside she was dying, and I had not been there but a little while before she passed away. Soon after the funeral Mr. Reuter ir formed me that the key to his aunt's trunk was missing. The trunk was broken open, and valuable diamonds and pieces of costly silk which she was known to have pos s;?ccd before her death were mirsing. This aroused the iv plcions of the Reuters. Thr.re were indications of poisoning, but since the Best mystery 1 have rorre to the conclusion that she was foully dealt with, for the night be fore her death the was more active than she lad been for month Boon alter her death Woods said he was going to lease a hoi:=e in Asbury Park, and borrowed ."?f>o from me to ap ply, as he said, on the first payment for rent. He never repaid the loan, for soon after this he left Asbury Park." THE CLAIM AGAINST THE ESTATE. The legal aspect of Woods' claim against Mrs. Waldron'" estate was described by Law rence E. Embree. of, No. 135 Broadway, counsel for the Reuters. Mr. Embree said yesterday: "The so called Doctor' Woods presented a claim for $1,000 against Mrs. Waldron's estate. He based the claim on medical attentions when he brought it to me. He subsequently aban doned that claim at the request, of my client after a conversation with me. In which I talked < ontinord •■ fourteenth pagr. The many new theatre buildings In New- York. A— to-morrow's Tribune.— Adrt. POPE'S BRAVE FIGHT GOES ON. SLIGHT RELIEF GIVEN BY A SECOND OPERATION TO RELIEVE LABORED BREATHING. No Marked Change in the Pontiff's Condition — Hit Wonderful Vital ity Again Shawn — Analysis of Serum Favorable. The sixth day of the Pope's serious sickness passed without any marked change, though a slight improvement followed a second puncture of the pleura, made in the morning. The tone of the evening bulletin was favorable. Deep sympathy and interest continued to be shown in the Pontiff's condition. Crowds filled the churches at Rome, and many high ecclesiastics and representatives of foreign powers called at the Vatican. A CALM WAIT FOR DEATH Pontiff Serene and Cheerful— Little Wealth to Leave. (Special to The New-York Tribune by French Cabte.> (Copyright; 1903: By The Tribune Association ■> Rome. July 10.— The Pope passed another day, having borne a second puncture of the pleura, without much change in his condition. It can not be said that he is cither better or worse than he was last «lght. A spirit serene, and at times even gay, is characteristic of this man, who enters Into eternal rest with his eyes open and with rejoicing. H*j. even road* a Joke this morning after prayers hau been said. "Now to work, work!" he exclaimed. Those about him were terrified, knowing of what imprudences he is capable. "Yes, breakfast," he added, with a twinkle in his eye. He is quite frank about his condition, giving many private instructions about what must be done after his death. His magnificent jubiioe gifts, worth millions of dollars, are. to remain at the Vatican. To tell the truth, Leo has little to k-;ive. He has never enriched himself at the expense of the Church, to which be came a poor man. RAMPOLLA MELANCHOLY. Weeps and Says He J fishes to En ter Monastery— Consoled. Paris, July 11. — According to a dispatch to "The Journal" from Rome, the ambassadors yesterday found Cardinal Rampolla wrapped in a woollen shawl, bent and complaining of being sick. The Cardinal declared that he would re tire from active life at the Vatican and could not attend the conclave. He said to the Spanish Ambassador: "I want to go into a monastery and withdraw from the world. My human life will end with that of Pope Leo." Cardinal Rampolla wept bitterly, but at noon had an interview with Cardinal Gotti, who suc ceeded in consoling- him. FUNERAL OF VOLPINI. Slight Marks of Respect Paid to Dead Secretary. Rome, .'uiy I<>.— Th>- body of TWonnlinnc Vol pini .sf.-enit* to have been permitted to remain almost in the condition In which hr- died, and was do! laid out in th-j customary manner Only two lighteri candles wen provided, and they were permitted to burn to the socaeti had almost expired when a noble Roman wonvin came this morning to view the body. She raised an indignant outcry at such a condition of af fairs. Hasty arrangements were th?:i made for thf burial. At the coflin was brought down from Monsisnor Volpini's roum, situated immediately above the Pope's apartments, and placed in a communal heirse of the fourth cl_is3, drawn by two horses, such as is usua.ly em ployed fjr small tradesmen and comuarJtivcly poor persons. A few cru>ir boys, monks and prlssts beaded the procession to the Church of s-mta Maria; Where the tlnul rites we:e cele brated: There was an emire absence cf ec clesiastical d-gritarit.s and prominent members of the laity, who in ordinary circumstances would attend the ceremony. The great bell of Si. Peter's was 1011-d a few moments on!v, which is remarkable, in view of the fact 'that the news of Monsi=rno r Vol plni's death was ke^t from th- Pope, who must have heard the belt which 13 only tolled for prelates s<nd ecclesiastics cf high order. BISHOP SCARBOROUGH'S TRIBUTE. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Fope Leo. the head of the Roman hierarchy, whose life work is just finished, has rilled a large place in the history oj his time, and won the es teem of Christians of every creed and nation by the gentleness and urbanity of his manners. He •was large hearted and generous in his treatirent of the great questions of his time, lie was free from bitterness toward Christians of other names, ami i ■■-- death will t<? regretted and mourned by many out.-ide of the great Church o*«f which he presided with so m'-ch tact and wisdom. "O utsi *:.• omr.es." May his successor be as wise si'l noble. JOHN SCARBOROUGH. Bishop or New-Jer»ey. Trenton. N. J.. July ft. IMS, *, . _ CHLORAL AGAIN USED. The Pope Restless After a Sleep of Tvco Hours. Rome, July 11, 4i50 ft. m — Since awaUfnln; the Pontiff hat bern rvatleM, and m dose of chloral iraa ndmtnlateretl. ":1O a. m.— The Pope lint Ja»t awakened '" refreshed from his sleep, which lasted ovrr , two hours. 12:1© a. ■«.— The condition of the. Pope 1% unchanged. He is now asleep. A general feeling of tranquility marked th*» day in Rome yesterday, due to the widespread belief that, though the Pope's days are num bered, his hour has not yet come. The sublime - - self-confidence of the patient permeates the '<■'■■ ■-■ . people, especially the simpler folk, who go about ■ their days' work, postponing signs of sorrow and mourning until from the sickbed itself they ■ may hear that the unusual struggle is Marts! its end. There is foretold, almost apathetically. a repetition during the next few days of that exceptional medical history of recoveries and relapses which have so astonished the worM this week. That no doctor will lend the weight of his opinion to uphold this popular impression does not affect the prevailing idea of the Romans. Nothing Is more wonderful than the Pope himself, they say. hence miracles m not out of the question. The news of yesterday morning's operation sent cardinals and ambassadors driving hurried ly to the Vatican. The sombre black carriages and horses of the formtr. relieved only by glimpses of the scarlet robes worn by the pale faced occupants, contrasted strangely with the brilliant equipages of the ambassadors. Out side St. Peter's the ordinary visitors hurried past the Swiss Guards and ascended the stair case leading to the inner court of the Vatican. ROOMS READY FOR THE CARDINALS. . Tae sun beat fiercely on the plain, white shut ters which shelter the Pope's room, and all eyes were turned toward th^m. Compared with the magnificence below, with the bewildering colors of the Papal Court and the rich attire of the guards, the shuttered windows ar»- peasantlike in their simplicity. Another window was open, an the sun streamed in on Raphael's priceless frescos and 111 up the great marble portico. "Within there," said a papa! attendant, " th rooms are all ready for Oroglin. the Cardinal Deacon, who will reign during the Interregnum." The same grim preparation Is apparent on all sides. . . Count Pecci. wearing a straw hat and flannels. sat in the fire engine house opposite the private entrance to the Vatican, chatting with the fire men. Carriage after carriage drove into the court. The French. German and other ambas sadors descer'T-d to make* inquiries. Prince • as venerable as the I himself. ' ■ nioet an- I count* bulletin. A small crowd of men, women and children of all descriptions besieged the door where the new* was to be given out From the Castle of Et -*r.gelo carr.<? the boom of the midday gun. and then the Palatine Guard gave the signal for the anxious crowd 'o be admitted. Passing through the corridor each received a slip of white paper on which the bulletin was printed. Intently reading these papers the crowd filed cut through another door past the armed guard and inio the quiet street*. In the remainder of the day few sought the Vatican. CROWDS TO READ EVENING BULLETIN. Then came the n>ght bulletin, and far larger crowds than had gathered »n the day wandered to the Vatican in 'hr 00->! of the evening. The Swiss Guards had received instructions only to admit a small portior. of the inquirers prior to the s ' ilhMj of the bulletin, and even thai r«-.