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THREE MORE EXPELLED. SEVEN UNION* NOW OUT. Beaton, They Signed Arbitration an yen- Organization Likely. Three more unions were expelled by the Board t Building Trades at Its meeting In Brevqort wall yesterday afternoon for signing the plan "ration of the Building Trades Employers' °i«ociatlon. after the board as a body repudi d it This makes seven unions in all which 16 - been expelled for the same reason, and. as !"bc'e is a prevalent belief that the board is '.■*' d to extinction anyway, those -who hold ♦his belle' M y that the board is unconsciously Ustenlng a desirable outcome. T'-e* three unions which were expelled yester a "were the Plain and Ornamental Plasterers* rSon the Amalgamated Painters' Society and the Marble and Enamel Mosaic Workers. "Sam" Parks and his adherents were there In f,\rp to see that no union which signed the agreement escaped. The delegates of the plas terers' organization had the resignation ready, but their union was expelled before they had time to offer it- John J. Donovan, one of the delegates of the plasterers, was president of the board, so that the expulsion of his union left the> body without a presiding office The delegates of the seven unions wtflch have been expelled held a meeting In tne Interna tional Hotel, opposite Brevoort Hall «**» In the afternoon. They expect a few roort jrganlza tlow to be expelled to-morrow, and will then prepare to organize a new board, which in time may absorb the old board. •■Sam" Parks was asked what would be done if the board came down Eimply to his organiza tion. ■It is not for me to say," he replied. "I'm i • union; I"m only its employe." Th* board of governors of the Employers* jUSQilarhWl had a conference yesterday at No. l.Y2'> Broadway with representatives of all the h have signed the arbitration agree regrarding the resumption of work. The n of fixing a time limit when work will he resumed with or without consent of the unions was left for consideration to-day. Re garding the resumption of work, L. K. Prince, chairman of the press committee of the board of governors, said: "Some more unions put their men to work to-day, but the resumption of work is slower than we expected. It Is bound to come soon, however, and no union can resume work until it has signed our plan of arbitration, which they all must admit is eminently fair." The bricklayers' union feel aggrieved, it was eald yesterday, over the fact that they were treated Just as the other trades were in having work Fhut down though they had not had a sympathetic strike for twenty years. The con ference between the representatives of the bricklayers' unions and of the Mason Builders' Association, which began at the Townsend Building on Tuesday night, did not end until yesterday morning. No agreement was reached. The bricklayers want an advance in wagea from 65 to 70 cents an hour. The mason build er refused to grant this advance, but offered to continue the old rate when work is resumed. The bricklayers"! representatives promised to give an answer to-morrow, the question to be put to their nine unions in the mean time, and it a settlement Is not reached the bricklayers will change the shutdown Into a Btrik*. In the mean time four of the bricklayers' unions have accepted the arbitration agreement of the employers* association. It was learned last evening that the Iron League, by direction of the board of governors of the employers' association, sent a proposi tion to R. E. Xcidig, president of the House- Brriths and Bridgemen's Union, for a confer ence to talk over the situation. The proposi tion was taken to Neidig by C. E. Cheney, sec retary of the Iron League. Xf-idig, who is leader of the anti-Parks faction of the union, placed the matter in the hands of the- executive com mittee. The union was expected to be heard from yesterday, but up to a late hour last even in? had sent no. response. Mr. Cheney Bald when seen that the object of the proposed conference was just to have a general talk over the situation, William Baumgarten. president of the Interior Decorators and Cabinet Makers' Association, with whom the Brotherhood of Carpenters made en agreement containing a clause against sym pathetic strikes, and then repudiated it to get into the Board of Building Trades, said yester cay that the men were still at work. The asso ciation would not act until their employes act ually broke the agreement. "SAM" PARKS INDICTED. By Grand Jury— Two Other Walk ing Delegates as Well. Indictments were found by the grand Jury yesterday against "Sam" Parks and Timothy McCarthy, walking delegates of the House- Rniths and Bridgemen's Union, and Richard <'arv;!l, walking delegate of the Riggers and Pointers' Union, on charges of extortion. Four indictments were found against Parks, and, while the papers have not yet been made pub lic, it is believed that the two indictments found against McCarthy are in conjunction with two of the four against Parks. The indictment against Carvill is founded on a complaint made by Isaac Hopper & Co. The mdlctiner.ts against the other men are bated m complaints made by Josephus Plenty, ■»hose work on the skylights of the German Piers la Hoboken was delayed by a strike; Louis -'randt, who was erecting a building at Six tieth-it and Columbus-aye.; Herman Lobel, of Andrews & Co., who built the Chamber •Lu 6™6 ™ and other Important buildings, and E w* Iron Company, of Brooklyn, th aßißtrale Brann, who represents McCar eJ£ aa(l Par ks. had his clients at the Criminal •Di/t* Building to give bail. Assemblyman t'pvr Butler > of Pevery's district, was also £,'m , ' tnd it was understood that Devery i I WouJ d be at the building to offer baiL «»r , R:tan time Judge Newburger had ap lw* left the building and could not be U~ VT Th en jt was decided that the men should ■ thst ! ? ' ' '" 1 to leave with the understanding jj; ,| lhe >' were to go to the Criminal Courts ■'-ing to-d;iy and surrender themselves. l>rot i Vas asked last evening if he would be ' m Ptly at the court to-day when his name ** caned. H. replied: -Sure. I'll be on hand jwi o<|f " k and deliver the goods, you'll never reaL** 6 flu!!ki ns. especially when there's no ctmTT fo - :t - I want to say. too, that I can't *nt* 4- a (>f Ihe Attorney or hip assist * They have all treated me very nicely." p AEKS CHALLENGES L. K. PRINCE. j-^A*cordint to "Sam" Harks, in an announcement i ta^**^ J r **t*rday afternoon, he stands ready to vit'h"i xhr ' fj'!.!>tlon of . "Labor versus «"apital" «r.i ' X K. Prince, chairman of th«- i-reg* com tion \> f thr " Building Trades Employer? ABsocia ■an! v/" an<l where Mr. Prince directs. Parks > •PeJk^fif r *' a ' ly lo s Pt" ak fcr latKjr. Mr. Prince to '< X«, 0T Fapital. ai.d pU-dses !iims<-]f "to make buc i«2? i-i '-' 1 likt 2i ~ <nts or Jess b *' fore tne df - < i^n*r"^ i ' h ' d }li:; remarks with his usual ex- j KST^m 13 *** I™*'1 ™*' '"'■* toM th< " "^Porter* tliat ' thM- /'nl: *T"* h '-" wr> h!s !ar " fu: 'C' > « ttle if ; «hS \« ! 1 !lIC ctelteniM to Mr. Prince, ** rtSarw'n 1 rinCli was ti li of Mr Parka .- offer i ; i-i Mr 1 ] yn' "l» la t^! 1 ace for h ' m t0 fa 'l on He added: i talk seriously on auch a thing ■m too buay, ana life i s ghort." To-day, fa.tr. To-morrow, fair Md warmer. SENATOR THOMAS C. PLATT ON HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY. In his room at the Oriental Hotel, Manhattan Beach, surrounded by floral remembrances. NIGHT HUNT FOR WOODSES MURDER TO BE CHARGED. Man Who Stuffed Body with Saw dust Dies from Worry: [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRint'NE.l San Francisco, July 15.— District Attorney Boyd of San Rafael has determined to ask for the extradition of Dr. John Woods and his wife. Mrs. Cloy Woods, for grand larceny, forgery and murder as soon as the Eastern police capture the fugitives. He has arrived at the conclusion that there is ample ground for the prosecution of the couple for the murder of Colonel W. J. Best. Mr. Boyd has received a long letter from Mrs. Woods, in which she makes, he says, many mis leading and false statements about Best's death, and reiterates her story that she and Dr. Woods can prove that they did everything in their power to aid the recovery of Colonel Best. In this letter she says that she is Woods's wife. Local interest in the Woods case was increased to-day by the sudden death of William Ward, deputy coroner, who embalmed Best's bod^' and removed the viscera. Ward was subject to heart disease. Worry since it was learned that he stuffed the body with sawdust led to his death. Some persons had intimated that he was liable to criminal prosecution. After vainly exploring Phillkpsburg and Easton. Sumner Best, who is investigating the alleged murder of his father, left Phillipsburg last night, saying he would return to New-York. He took a train in the opposite direction, how ever. His stay In Easton and Phillipsburg was unprofitable, as he failed to get nny trace of the missing Woods couple, for whom he is looking. He learned that the police had no authority to arrest them. Mr. Best told certain persons that he was going to Buffalo, where the Woodaes are lelieved to have been several days ago. Another search, led by several sheriffs, is being conducted In Ulster County, near Kings ton, whore Woods was born. Woods is there known as Dougherty. He assumed his present name from his stepfather, George Woods, of Tnion Hill. N. J. An all night search in the towns of Stone Ridge and MarWeton failed to disclose any trace of the couple, and the posse. returned empty handed. Alfred M. Best yesterday had a conference with Dr. Baldwin, the expert. In whn.se charge the organs of Colonel Best were placed. Dr. Baldwin told Mr. Beat that he had received a dispatch from District Attorney Boyd, <>f San Rafael and had answered it. Beyond the fact that this message r.-lated to the proposed ex amination of the orpins of the body of the dead man, nothing could be learned. Mr. Best said late last nisht that ho had heard nothing of im portance from his brother. WIFE WOULD NOT SHOE HORSES. Her Husband, a Blacksmith. Beat Her, Therefore — Twice Arrested. Carlstadt. N. J.. July 15 (Special).— Roeske. is a brawny blacksmith, while his wife Caroline is frail. This did not deter the blacksmith from mak ing his wife do work in his shop, wielding a 14 pound hammer being among her duties. She remonstrated, and then her husband ordered her to learn how to shoe horses. Mrs. Roeske re fused, and the brutal blacksmith beat her. For this he was arrested, and after spending three days In. Jail was released under $300 ball. Roeske again beat his wife for causing his arrest., striking her on the head with a hammer. He was arrested again, but his bondsman refused to again furnish bail. It was only after a long pleading by the faithful but 111-treated wife that Roeske was released to day, this time under $500 baiL t ITHACA FEARS ANOTHER EPIDEMIC. Dr. Soper. Typhoid Fever Expert, Warns City of New Dangers. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Ithaca. N. V.. July 15.— Dr. George A. Soper. of New-York, the expert sent here by the State De partment of Health to have charge of the sanitary measures during the typhoid epidemic, has reported to the Board of Health that there is great danger of another epidemic resulting from the use of in fected water. Dr. Soper has found a case of typhoid fever Just outside the city, in a house which stands close to the intake of the city water system on Six Mile Creek Refuse from the sick room had ■■•■' thrown on the (round near th. stream and bad undoubtedly been washed into the creek by recent rains. The city is practically in the same danger of an epidemic a? it was in February and March. The danger from th case, only one of a number. is cited as a reason why the city ■water should be shunned as poison. Dr. Boner further fays that the Ithaca Water Works Com pany has been Informed of these conditions, a.id hns failed to take any stops toward remedying them. Several weeks ago two employes of the. company were appointed State Inspectors at the request of the officials, and authority ™£Jfi***}3£3 >? r TiV. i n unles- the watershed la properly cleaned The verdict of f^MUe^reek U:e eniire dralna«« »rea of ? ; x .^ l!^ t r *,,;_ working order. NEW- YORK, THURSDAY. JULY 16, 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES- » t^FESE 2% MR. PLATT SEVENTY. Senator Receives Many Congratula tions on His Anniversary. HE TALKS ABOUT HIS CAREER. Senator Thomas C. Platt was seventy years old yesterday. He spent the day quietly at the Oriental Hotel, at Manhattan Beach, not com ing to the city to attend to business. He con tented himself with sitting on the broad veranda of the hotel listening to the roar erf the surf, ac cepting the congratulations of a host of friends who called to pay their respects, and admiring the floral remembrances sent to him. The Senator received almost innumerable tele grams and letters congratulating him on his anniversary. He was in good healtli. and looked happy and well. Alert and active, he returned all greetings extended to him. The Senator was In a reminiscent mood yesterday "I feel no older," he said, "thar T dirt a quarter of a cen tury ago, and I air. like a woman, in that I look no older than I feel. lam enjoying my birthday quietly. There is no especial celebration, but many of my friends have remembered me. lam grateful for that. I believe, an.i I hope, that I have many years of usefulness ahead of me yet." In the course of a e"n<-ral talk about his life and his political career, Senator Platt said: "I consider the insertion of the gold plank in the Republican platfona in 1808 through my ef forts perhaps the greatest accomplishment I have to my credit, and next to that the twice repeated re-election of myself to the I'nited States Senate is the most pleasing remembrance I have. I have not yet got out of politics, not by a good deal," continued th« Senator. "Fre quently I have been on the point of retiring, but about those times some one would try to push me out or kick me out. ami then I would come back and fight. I've never voted any other ticket than a straight Republican one since I have been voting. I never knifed the ticket, and have always voted in my homr> county, old Tloga. My idea of the only way in which to suc ceed in politics is included in the following prin ciples: Perseverance, truthfulness, fidelity to friends,' fairness to foes; above all, strict integ rity. I have sought to observe these principles, no matter whether I was up or down, and it has paid." The Senator waa a guest of friends at a din ner at the hotel last evening. • . FIREWORKS PICTURE OF MR. PLATT. In commemoration of the seventieth birthday of Senator Platt yesterday. Pain's Fireworks Company last night set off a large portrait of him at its place at Manhattan Beach. The piece was thirty feet high, and under it was the inscription, "Many happy returns of the day." UNIOX EXPELS WORKERS. Then Fines Them $60 Each—Hou Will It Collect? Bridgeport, Conn., July 15.— Frank Wood, of the Bridgeport Trolleymen's Union.- to-night of ficially declared off the strike of the employes of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Com pany, which was ordered two months ago. The strikers are permitted by the union to apply individually for work. In declaring the end of the strike. President Wood takes occasion to announce that the forty-flve men who voted to return to work last Saturday and who did so are expelled from the union and fined $r>o each. Wood says also that measures will be taken which will prevent their employment anywhere in this country where labor unions hold sway. The official announcement that the strike was at an end was made principally for the benefit of the working people and members of labor unions in the city. It was realized that, with the many desertions from the union ranks, the cause was lost. Union men are. therefore, al lowed to patronize the cars going to and from work and for business purposes, without an tagonizing the union, but it is expressly ordered in to-night's statement that the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company and its pleas ure resort. Pine Rock Park, remain on the un fair list. The trolley company has refused to take back a number of strikers, and it is hardly probable that President Wood and the men who have stood by him will become applicants for their old plai ep. Sheriff Hawley to-day compiled his expense account in connection with the strike in this city. In the aggregate, it amounts to about $7,000. The Sunday riot and the precautions which were taken immediately after to keep the peace cost the city $3,074*8. The rest of the s7«nki was for constables, who were kept ■ -<n duty here after nu\et had been restored. Thia latter amount will I* paid by the State ■ but the city will be obliged to stand the £J. 9.4 4*. " DROPPED DEAD IN STATION. Buffalo, July li. -Herman Waterman, a well known business man of Buffalo.; dropped dead in the railroad station here to-day. He was about to take a train to New- York, whence he was to sail for London. Dr. J. Helton Waterman, of No. 610 West Flfty-flrst-sc. New-York, a son. was with him at the time. Mr. Waterman was sixty-nine 3 ears old. - Apoplexy was the cause of deatb. TO END MOSQUITO PEST, WHITXEY EXPERT PLAN. Drying Out of Coney Island Creek Recommended. The report issued yesterday by Henry Clay Weeks, the engineer in charge of W. C. Whit ney'a campaign against the mosquito in th" neighborhood of Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay. gives a full account >f past battles with that enterprising insect, and contains - recommendations for Improvements which are expected to hrinsr about its extermination. Per haps the most startling part of the report is a plan to shut off Coney Island Creek. Mr. Weeks has succeeded in Interesting In his work the Divisions of Soils and Entomology of the Department of Agriculture, the State De partments of Health and Entomology, the Cltj Department of Health, the Bureau of Public Works and other officials and departments, as well as the Lonfr Island Railroad, the Brook lyn Heights Railroad Company, the Brooklyn and Coney Island Railroad and the various race track associations. He reports also ;i general i-o-operatlnn from the citizens living in the zone over which his operations extend. The. complete drying out of Cone] Island i '■ »k is recommended as the only method of affording full and permaneni rettef to that part of the county. The situation tl present, due to the occasional flooding sf tho region by unusually high tides, the Inclosing of stagnant waters by streets and railroads the throwing out of garbage from the island, and other causes, is described as one of "grave magnitude," "quit.-> beyond the pow»r of words t:> describe." The report says that not only the ordinary culex but the malaria bearing anopheles is found there. To bring relief Mr. Weeka recommends that the Board of Health rules a Lout water barrels, the throwing out of cans and pails that might hold water, and so forth, be much more strictly enforced, and, further, "thai Coney Island Creek and its inlets and all the adjacent meadow lan. ls be placed under condemnation by the Board of Health; that necessary steps be taken to secure th" said creek from the effect* of tidal inflows." and that to accomplish the physical part of this recommendation automatic tide gates of the most effective constnii tion be placed as near to the ends of the creek as possible. !!•• bejieves that this, with the tilling In of a few stagnant pools, will dry out the entire cwek and marsh. by reducing the water level four feet. It is understood that the Boaru of Health has re ferred the matter to the Secretary of War, who, as the War Department considers Coney Island Creek a waterway, will have to act on the mat ter before any steps toward shutting oft the tides can be taken. Mr. Weeks believes th;it the shutting off of the creek will not only make impossible the breeding of mosquitoes there, but that the large amount of land which will be re deemed will largely pny for the work required. ENGINEERING WORK DONE. The actual engineering work done by Mr. Weeks, according to the report, has covered most of the territory within a radius of a mile of Garritsen's pond, and it has been so success ful that he believes no mosquitoes have taken wing within that area during the spring and summer, except a few from private breeding spots. Several hundred acres have been drained, 146 cesspools treated with a powerful larvicide. places which for any reason could not be drained were petrolized. and a general inspection of the entire district and a campaign to arouse those living in it maintained. Regarding the marshes at the end of Emmons ave., fronting in Sheepshead Bay and directly back of the Oriental Hotel, which have been one of the most difficult places to handle, Mr. Weeks says: Said premises consist of a marsh tract of about one hundred acres, of which there are several owners, and in violation of th«? Sanitary Code were found in a condition dangerous to life and detrimental to health, for the following reasons, viz. : : • That tidal and surface water is now kept con- i fined within the natural outlet, which is obstruct- | ed, and that said water lies upon the marsh in ; pools and stagnant streams and becomes the breeding place of mosquitoes and so foul as to emit i bad odors. i I recommend that the board order that steps be taken to prevent the access of tidewater to the j entire area by dikes and otherwise, and that it arrange with the Department of Sewers to make an opening for surface water to run into the sewer which traverses the marsh in a northerly direction to sewer leading to the caisson at Hog j Point. DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY. There has been some difficulty in inducing the j railroads to do needed work, and the law's de lays have in some cases prevented action by the Board of Health until it was too late, and the insects had taken wing. A few instances | were m?t of opposition on the part of citizens, ■ but the chief fault found with them by Mr. Weeks is the general negligence in respect to rain barrels and the covering of tanks and the throwing out of tin cans and other vessels which an hold water and form breeding places. Mr. Weeks believes that an "example made of a few violations of the Board of Health rules on the . subject would be worth much." He adds: "We find there are many people who expect to change conditions which have existed and become worse and worse for ages in a few weeks' work. Natural breeding places are less trouble tome, so far. than those caused by man and his neglects. There are conditions about here that are a shame In a civilized community, the re- j sults of man's carelessness, to DUt it mildly." | COCKRAN TO LIBERALS. ADVOCATES FREE TRADE. No Attack on Chamberlain — Tribute to British Fiscal Policy. (Special to The New-York Tribune by French Cable.) <Co-yrtrht; IOCS: By The Tribune Association.) London. July Bourke Cockran has been sharply criticised in England for making dis turbing references to the future of Canada an.l unpleasant remarks about the Boer war. He offered full amends to-night by paying one of the most eloquent tributes ever heard to the triumphs of British policy in establishing sound monetary principles and in setting the world a benevolent example of free trade. His speech at the house dinner of the National Liberal Club was heralded in advance as an attack on Mr Chamberlain's fiscal policies, and there had been protests in the press against the importa tion of foreign eloquence into a field of purely domestic controversy. His critics could have found little fault with the manner in which he discussed the burning question of the day Mr. Chamberlain .via not mentioned, and there were no contemptuous or offensive passages directed against the government. He took up Cobdenlsm and the proposed re nunciation of free trade in an abstract way. and made a speech which warmed the cockles of every Liberal heart. Sorr.e Liberals present de clared that no more powerful speech had been delivered in England since Cobden's time. Cer tainly, its orthodoxy from the Manchester point of view could not be questioned, for the phrases were those which Cobden and Bright employed in their day. and were repeated with dogmatic confidence, as though nothing had happened in fifty years either in the United States or Ger many to impair their force. Such prosperity as there is in those countries he dismissed in con , ventional Cobden Club style by asserting that it would have been greatly exceeded under a free trade system. He enforced this proposition with the contention that Germany had prospered 1 because there had been free trade within the : empire, and that America had made remarkable ! progress because there was unrestricted com ! ■ :• n c among the States of the Union. Chicago. I he said, was steadily advancing from the bene ! fits of enlarged domestic trade, while New- York was falling behind on account of the protective tariff, Instea I of becoming the greatest city of j the world. Nir. Cockran discussed in detail the cs i national prosperity, the dependence of wages on unrestricted exchange of commodities, the taxa tion of Imported food, the impracticability of retaliatory mrifrs, and the destructive -:T trusts and combinations, end closed with a fer vid tribute to the economic monetary poHciea which had prevailed In England lor the last half century. His warning :h :t i:i>^li«h in rjufttries would be handicapped by trusts if ther*> i reversion to prote tion waa warmly ap plauded, md his rejection of the idea th. t the English people should unite the i mplre by being unjust to themselves w is equally \*- Lord Oarrington presided a 1 the dinner and Al fred Knimott proposed Mr. Cockran* s health In mi incisive speech. Many Liberals at tl I :>": >"- prV* ■ expressed regrei 'hit the party eowld not have the benefit of such brilliant pratory and argu mentative force In Its campaign agatosi Mr. Chamberlain. They misrht have consol l them selves with the reflection that one of th prominent Irish-Americans h;**! don« what In could to direct and consolidat h vote in the United Kingdom In favor of old fashioned English free trade. • - N " F - COMMONS HEARS CURIOUS RUMOR. American Warships Said to Have Seized British Islands off Borneo. London. July I.".— According to the Press As sociation a curious rumor was current In th»» lobby of the House of Commons to-ni£:ht. to the effect thai some United States warship h:td seized about twenty small islands off the coast of Borneo, which it la understood belong to Great Britain, and had planted the American flag on them. It is probable that a question on th.' subject will be asked in the House. Washington, July 15.— Th« reported selzue of isl ands off the coast of Romeo by American warships apparently was as great a surprise to administra tion officials in Washington as it was to members of Parliament in London. No information that suen a step was contemplated has come from the admiral commanding the American fleet in Philippine waters, and no exploitation along the lines Indi cated has been directed by the officials here, as far as could be ascertained to-night A plausible explanation of the reported occur rence, it Is .said, Is that the commanding officer In the Philippines simply ha.l sent one or more'of his vessels and hoisted th.- tin* of the l.nited States over some islands near the coast of Borne., which were purchased by the United States from Spain after the ratification of the Treaty of Parts. and that the sovereignty of the United States over them had been proclaimed form* Theseswere the Cagayan-Sulu group, comprising on. terse and fourteen smaller Islands and the larger lslanr ..r Palawan. These islands were no! comprised within tha l boundaries of the Philippine Arch.pelaso when the Treaty of Paris was signed. rhe , claim \\.i> made later, however, that they rightfully bel-nge,! to Spain, and they were formally ceded to th« United States by action of that government. Con grels made an appropriation and paid the purchase ,,,.. acreed on for them. ihe islands of th" CPcavan group are close to the Borneo coast, and rteacWV American naval officials In for mally raisins the American P-K over them, if this h\s been done, has no doubt given rise to th- im i,?ession in the minds of those unacquainted with thfreal facts that the United States had seized the Islands. RISKED LIFE TO STOP ENGINE. Panic on the Steamer St Lawrence When the Walking Beam Broke. Clayton N. T.. July 15.— steamer St. Law rence of the Thousand Island Steamboat Com pany broke her walking beam while running at full speed in midchannel this afternoon, and before the engine could be stopped it smashed her cylinder and pounded much of her valuable machinery to piece?. To the terrified passengers the first crash of the machinery suggested a boiler explosion. ami in the excitement several women attempted to jump overboard. Michael Dietso. assistant en gineer of the boat, was the hero of the occasion. Standing in the engine room doorway when the first crash came, he Jumped amid flying pieces of steel and broken machinery to the throttle to stop the pounding engine. The boats were lowered for tne safety of the passengers, but were not needed, the vessel being directed to the shore, where she was moored. The St. Lawrence Is one of the largest and finest boats of the Thousand Island fleet. The accident was caused by ■ flaw in the walking beam not re vealed by inspection. The damage will be repaired at Kingston. / STATE TO FIND WOBK FOB TEACHERS. A Free Employment Bureau To Be Estab lished at Albany. Thousand Island Park. N. V.. July 15.- De partment of Public Instruction of the State of New-York ann'-unced at Utfl State -hers' In stitute here to-day the establishment of a teachers' bureau for providing schools with teachers and finding positions for teachers without feo to the parties concerned. This bureau is Intended ato Supplant, to a largo extent, the work of private teachers' agencies. . PRICE THREE CENTS CHANGE FOR THE WORSE. POPE PASSES B.iD SIGHT. Crhastly Appearance of Pontiff — Dr. Mazzoni's Statement. London. July »»»._% tllaputrn tram Rome, timed OtSO a. m.. nay* the Pop* paurd a very restlcu al hl. anil hi- condition thin morn '»« •» considerably worse. Horn.«. .inly IH. Ilzos a. m.— Thr brKlnnlne of the necond part of the ai ht mn« »nac«k*t r " ll *»11» 11 anil Dr. Lapponl tried to ■«)>• the patient with Mtluanlant* and nonrlnhment. 1:IO a. in.— lope ha* slept durtaK the last hour, hut hi* ttlcep U too profound to be finite natural Midnight- \t tI.U h>nr It Is annonm-ed that there ha* been no chance In the l>opc'« con dition alnce the IBOSM of the lint medical bulletin. K*er>thtn«c 1* qnlet at the Vatican. July I.".— One Of the doctors | i attendance on the Ponti.? gave a graphl<\ but horrible, ac count of Pcpe L«*o as he appears to-day. Th« smile which lighted up the Pontiff's face, even ip extreme age, has disappeared, probably for ever. The skin is drawn tight over the bony framework of his face, leaving the once bright eyes staring dimly from the deep sunken sock ets. A grayish pallor overspreads his coun tenance, but the tr-ost noticeable ravage wrought by his present disease is the dropping of the lower jaw, which has made the Pope's feature* take on the fixed rigidity of death. Dr. Mazzonl. in reply to the question "Can the Pope recover?" gave to-night the following signed statement: Rome, D Via Condntti. July 15. At the present moment the disease of His Holiness has lost its character of absolute grav ity which it had at its acute period. It might be considered to have entered the period of a possible solution. This might occur in a mm of strong fibre and young, but it Is impossible to entertain such a hope in the east of ■ mart in his ninety-fourth year. "With him th. physi cal energy absolutely Indispensable for recov ery ls lacking. Pope Leo's organism is perfect, and as such maintains itself after ninety-three years of never interrupted work, but his motor force t* no longer sufficient for the complex functions essential to life. In other words, the ninety three years of Pope Leo XIII brtng him int» that category of extraordinary longevity when life is destined to flicker out independent cf th« action of any pathological complication. The? only service that science and affection can ren der is that of struggling to have this precious existence preserved to as as long as possible. UAETANO MAZZONI. Through the day the precincts of the Vatican were comparatively quiet, and the immediate vicinity of the sickroom showed none of th« signs of agitation and alarm so apparent yester day. In marked contrast to previous days, th<» .- -V, patient was kept in almost absolute seclusion. only one person besides the physicians in Im ■■. ■■ - -■ -f- . mediate attendance lining admission. This on» ■■■. ■ ■ ..-■- • •«.!," , = was Monstgnor Pifferi. the Pope's confessor. .-.■'-. .-• others came to the antechamber, including Car -. -\-■ ■ ■ - -.- • • dtnstbi S:itoili and Serafino Vannutelli, but they did not press for admission to the sickroom, being aware of I he doctors' earnest wish to af ford to the patient every opportunity of a\ ogl ing exertion and mental effort. In the coarse «;f the day the Pope took a - ■ .-■ - -- .■■ - ■• slight amount of nourishment. Through th* morning he was restless, shifting uneasily \h\ his bed and complaining <T being unable to secure an easy position. Later he became drowsy, and in the afternoon had some sleep. DOCTORS* CAREFUL EXAMINATION. The assembling of th^ dot tors at 5:0o o'clock, two hours before the usual time, was not due to any alarming turn in the Pope's condition, but throat the wish to go over thoroughly every detail of the situation. The moderate tone of the bulletin which was issued at 7:2."» p. m. gave an assurance that the patient's con dition was practically unchanged, while the ex pression that the depression of his strength hal not increased Horded a slight note of relief. Thf text of the bulletin follows: . ■ ■■ . t ■■'-■■■ ; I Hiring the day no special phenomena were noticed In the general condition of the ausust I-ati^nt. The depression in his strength was net augmented. Respiration, pulse and temperature about stationary Respiration. .'M»; temperature. 36 4 centigrade 197% Fahrenheit); pulse. SI. MAZZONI. LAPPONL This evening H:3 Holiness complained, of a slight uneasiness at the chest, but that he has ■ ".: ■■ " " ■■■ ■ ■ *» ■ not yet completely given up ho; was Indicated by his remark that he expected the oppression to pass off ;n a few days. DRINKS WATER FI« -M EjOCKDES SHRINE. Th>- :.iy drank a feu at Rron the ?hnne at 1. of which were as* | liy th ishop in v : rftnated. A local paper gravely asssMsacea that .r Pope Leo swa an improvement in nts condition be I • .p parent. The doctors are wellnigh exhausted with their unceasing cares. Dr. Lapponi spends almost his entire nights as well as days in the sickroom. Just before midnight his wife, wishing to se© him. went to the Vatican. She was taken to a corridor near the sickroom, where she saw her husband for a few minutes. An Important case now before the British Consular Court In Rome requires the presence of Dr. Lapponi. but this hi impossible because of the Pope's condition, and also because the Vatican Affords extraterritorial privileges to all within its precincts. MESSAGES POUR INTO VATICAN. The total number of dispatches Inquiring about the Pope's health received at the Vatican to-day reached twenty-six thousand, including some long cable dispatches. The total cost of these telegrams is estimated at &>».<*>©. The great number of messages taxes to the utmost the resources of the Vatican adm' stration. A large force of priests and seminarians is tem porarily aiding the officials in making responses, which bear the signature of Cardinal RampoMa. The Pope's condition at 2 o'clock this after noon showed practically no change since yester day. After a comparatively quiet night, he was restless during the morning hours and com plained of his Inability to sleep. He turned un easily from side to side, and seemed unable to settle himself in a comfortable posture, bat there was no recurrence of those dangerous periods of delirium which aroused such appre hension yesterday. The doctors continued to feel that the pa tient's condition is extremely dangerous, but they said he may linger for days, and re peated that all of the ordinary calculations wers likely to fail In the present case. In regard to the specific conditions, the .W-