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RUMANIA IN QUARREL
TO HOLD BACK BULGARIA.
Aiitinan Emperors Plan Nations'
Fleets Made Ready.
cr'in Cug lit. -The v, ■ :-■■ stl ■ the organ cf
S&eK party: di.=cussi. lS the situation in
SSklin in the event of war with Turkey says
?££ r ,.,nt visit of the Kins of Rumania to
fepcVor Francis Joseph at Ischl the monarch-
Sd at an understanding that In the case of
£2 u-ar Itumanla should mobilize her army
SS occupy the triangular territory between
Ssicnuk. Varna and SUistrla. including these
U,,. in «.vder to maintain the eu.uHU.nu™ of
r o«er in the Balkan if Macedonia shou.d be
moiW an autonomous province. Otherwise Bul
garia would have too gro.it an influence in the
The "VedomosYr points out the isolated po
rtion that Bulgaria occupies. Austria, it fays,
«s determined to repress the Slav power, while
ltutrirf has. no confidence in Prince Ferdinand
p«V France is backing Russia. Now is the most
.-'ltlrr.l moment in Bulgaria's affairs and Prince
rofdlnarid IS away. He is ■ German, remark.
the "Vedomostl/; without any sympathy wita
Petroff and the Minister of the In
terior; M. Petkoff «'">«* to-morrow on an
ri^ioncerlns campaign through the chief town.
'Vh^rrvolutk^m- "Autonomre" says the in
r:r^n:s Bt V,r are using small quick firing
Adrian cannon, and that the insurgent* capt
ured neir R^en a Turkish courier who was car
ryi4 hr^vtant orders to the Turkish troops
nt Okhrida. . , .
Report^ from Monastlr say that two hundred
Women who have arrived, there from the Bul
carlan vilU K e ot Kakovo nave presented a peti
tion* to the Russian and Austrian consuls and to
IMpi; Vachn. the inspector general, setting forth
that their village has been burned a .'1 that all
the male r*'"t of the PoP ulation has been massa
>b In the district of Okhrida.
tin and three in rhe
B of the fighting at Kruph*>vo
tired to r point near
g •'.<• men killed and 12
- loss was '_TX> men killed
Insurgents, near Ko.iie, in
Bkub. fought a detachment of
None of the insurgents wer«»
I Turkish losses are not known. On
v ;■ party of hashibazouks en
tf-red I slaughtered all the in-
reportsd to have occurred
to. The result is not known.
Xh* . uiation is regarded in official
as hotns: distinctly less dangerous
■ ne" Now that unanimity of
• of the most Interested powers
■ r enforcement of the reforms in
- assured, there is a more hope
ig that the trouble will be confined to its
WARSHIPS AT MIADA.
Russian Fleet Not to Enter Bos
porus—Fears in Turkey.
Constantinople. Aug. IS.— The Russian Squad
ron Is expected this afternoon. It will anchor in
the Bay of Miada. off the coast of European
Turk. between Burgas, and the entrance of the
Bosporus, eighty miles from the latter.
ThP attitude of indifference hitherto assumed
by th* Turkish officials toward Russia's action
is giving way to one of marked concern. The
Porte fears that Russia contemplates making
still more important demands than contained in
the recent note of M. Zinovieff, th. Russian Am
bassador, such as the appointment of a Chris
tian Governor General of Macedonia. This idea,
however, does not find support in diplomatic
quarters, where the conviction prevails that
Russia is working in full agreement with
Austria. No difficulty Is anticipated on the part
of Turkey to the acceptance of the Russian de
mands, with the possible exception of the ap
pointment of European officers to command the
gendarmerie. This is likely to arouse opposition,
and it is thought that Russian anticipation of
this led to th.- dispatch of the squadron, whose
presence was hardly required to enforce a ful
filment of the other tr-rtns.
Th* Russian demands on Turkey, growing out
of the murder of th<> Russian Consul, were for
mally presented at the Vildlz Palnce to-day.
The insubordination of the Turkish troops is
regarded as beJns one of the greatest dangers of
the present Balkan crisis. The lack of discipline
among the soldiers is marked. It is found neces
sary to humor them in order to prevent con
flicts betwet^n the soldiers and their officer-.
For instance, a regiment, while on the way from
I'skuh to Uanastir. demanded that the train be
stopped at Salonica for twelve hours, Instead of
for the scheduled half hour, so that the soldiers
might amuse themselves in the town. \ft or
futile endeavors to prevail upon the men to al
low the train lo proceed the officers were obliged
to grant the demand.
The killing of Bulgarian workmen who were
repairing the railroad track rear Uskub is an
other grave instance of the insubordination of
th*- Turkish troops. Details of the affair show
that a trainload of Turkish soldiers, soon after
leaving the railroad station at L'skub. not only
fired on and killed throe Bulgarians who were
at work on the road, and left the bodies lying
on the line, but some of the soldiers left the
train and pursued five other Bulgarian work
men to a neighboring station, where the Turks
murdered them all in cold blood.
Consular reports received here from Salonica
continue to emphasize the danger of an outbreak
of Mahometan fanaticism there. The consular
representatives have asked for protection.
The ambassadors of the powers have again
drawn the earnest attention of the Porte to the
fears, of mas.sa.Tt-s at Salonica. and have de
irar.de.i the adoption of immediate and effective
measures for the protection of the foreign ron-
Wtatw and the subjects of '"•• various powers
Letters received h.-rc- from Tskub say ther^l
breyteence there of a great feeling of unrest
Th* mosques are guarded by troops and it is
feared they may be attached. ' s
Th.- monastery of the Holy Virgin, near Kiteh
•ro. has i^en burned by Albaniana after „ d""
termlned (struggle bet wee the defenders of the
monastery and the insurgent?, in which both
•Id»s lo.st heavily. Kn both
Servian refugees are arriving at T'skub from
Hlbra. having lied from that place Owing tafe£?
=f s rnawniw. The Albanians in that district
nave burned a number of Bulgarian village*
ITALY IN ACCORD WITH POWERS.
Home. Auc 1!«.-Italy. it wa*s announced to
day, has decidr-d to in accord with the other
powers in the Balkan situation.
Th Italian Ambassador at Constantinople has
lH^'raphfrd to the Foreign Office, saying that
the. Porte las declared it will soon b- able to
re-estabMsh ordej in Macedonia, ami that it
" >^jau«a ob aecontl i>u£«.
Tn-«lny. Sfcome— .
To-morrou, fair, vurialile >vln<l.«.
A SETBACK FOR MURPHY.
DECISION A GAINST HIM.
Old Dock Board "Graft" Hearings
to Continue Secret.
Justice Mayer, in Special Sessions, yesterday
handed down n derision denying the motion of
Mr. Deering. counsel for Charles F. Murphy, in
the Dock Board Investigation, for an open hear
ing. The ground for denial was that the law
reßardinp ; ( preliminary Investigation clearly
demanded secrecy and that the present investi
gation is entirely within the bounds of the
PROPERTY TN M ADISON'-AVK.. SOUTH OF FORTY -SKY K.VTII-ST.
The demolition of these buildings will be begun lator In the season.
statute. The proceedings will, therefore, remain
Through his counsel, Murphy entered the case
on July !♦. I!m>:>. when a motion was made that
the proceeding? be dismissed, the suhpcenas set
asido. and the witnesses called be discharged,
for the reason that the magistrate had no juris
diction to hear the proceedings or suhpirna th<»
witnesses, and that the witnesses had been sub
poenaed and th' ir testimony taken in secret
without notice to '>r th" presence of the persons
accused in person or by < oansel. It was also
askM that these be allowed to see the informa
tion, appear in person or by counsel, be ■-on
fronted by the witnesses against them, and that
the trial he public.
In th<* statement of his reasons for denial Jus
tice Mayer states that the application in behalf
of Murphy proceeds on the theory that a general
inquiry is pending before the magistrate, where
as in fact the magistrate h.ia -aa^ttirod jurisdic
tion hecause there has been iaid before him in
formation pursuant to the provisions of Section
14-"> of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
By this section the power of a magistrate In a
preliminary hearing differs from that of a grand
jury mainly in that a magistrate is limited in his
Jurisdiction to an inquiry started by information
that a person has been guilty of some desig
nated crime. The case in point falls clearly
within this provision. Justice Mayer hoi
In regard to the open hearing asked for. the
fact Is pointed nut that no arrest has been made
and that there is no "defendant" aa yet within
the strict meaning of th" term. The law also
explicitly forbids the magistrate to admit to the
hearing any persons except the informant, his
counsel, his witnesses, a judge of a court having
jurisdiction of the offence, the Attorney General
and the District Attorney. The above mentioned
witnesses he clearly has the right to subpoena.
Mr. Murphy therefore cannot claim any right
to be represented at the hearing, much le«3 to
demand a public investigation.
A BIG TEARING DOWN JOB.
Many Buildings to Make Way for
New-York Central Terminal.
Tht space required to make the terminal
changes for the New-York Central Railroad is
rapidly being cleared. The contract for remov
ing all buildings between Forty-fifth and Forty
seventh sts., Lexinston-ave. and the railroad
yards calls for clearing the- space in thirty days.
Two church buildings and on«- hundred houses
will be demolished. The churches to go are St.
PPt^ r ' S German Lutheran Church, at Lexing
ton-ave. and Forty-sixth-st.. and the o!d St.
Alban's Chapel. In West Forty-seventh-st. The
latter is about sixty years old, and has been used
as a mission of the Church of the Heavenly
Several hundred men are laboring rapidly to
have the area clear in th? time specified.
MADE CAPTOR PRISONER.
Sleepy Detective Woke Up Shackled
to Strain Pipe.
Cheyenne. Wyo . Aug. 19.— Albert Ecklund.
alias George Johnson, who was captured at
Rawlins and was being taken to Chicago to
answer to the charge of grand larceny, effected
a remarkable escape from Detective William
Marsden, who loft Rawlins last night with Eck
lund, and, to make sure of his man, shackled
him to a s.-at in th<- smoking compartment of a
chair cur. While Ifarsden was sleeping beside
his prisoner, Ecklund went through the detec
tive's pockets, secured the keys to the shackles.
d himself and then shackled the officer
to the stean>. pipes. Having relieved the officer
of his weapons and other property, Ecklund left
the train at Larami«*.
Ifarndeii wraa not awakened by the conductor
until the tr.ui. reached her.-. As the detective
had nothing on his person to prove that I
not a prison.-?, the trainmen would not •
him. The railroad officials telegraphed to Chi
cago for instructions, and when the train
reached Sydney Marsden was finally released
from his predicament. To-night he passed
through here on the way to Lararole to try to
the recapture of his prisoner.
ZION'S HOSTS ABE COMING
Chicago. Aug. lS^Passenjjer representative;; of
Eastern roads received notice to-day that when
Dowles 'expedition starts for New-York on Oc
tober 14. at least four thousand persons will have
been moved Instead of twenty-four hundred, as
was originally announced. Not all the crusaders
will come from her? and Zlon City.
Special rates of one fare for the round trip have
been granted by the railroads from nearly all the
Western States to this city, and from contiguous
territory to all the large cities between here and
Remember, nil R. R. tickets bet. N. v and Albany
are good via Day Line steamers. Music— (Advt.
NEW- YORK. THURSDAY.
A NEW CANAL TREATY.
BILL READY AT BOGOTA.
Bogota, Aug. 14.— A bill is ready authorizing
the government to make a new canal treaty
with the United States on fixed uaees, and also
providing for modifying the national constitu
Panama. Aug. 10. -The Colombian House of
Representatives can do nothing in regard to th*>
canal treaty unless the Senate reconsid b it.
Many instances are on record of bills becoming
law after having been t\\i< i
Washington, Aug. 19. -Unofficial, bui what Is
considered entirely trustworthy information has
been received by Dr. Herran. the Colombian
charge d'affaires hero, indicating an intention
on the part of the Colombian Senate to resume
consideration of the subject of a Panama canal
treaty in place of the on.- disapproved by that
body on August 12. This shows a decided change
in the turn of affairs, and leads Dr. H-rvan to
hope that a measure will yet be passed by
Congress which will form the basis for the
ratification of a treaty lvtv.-n •■'.■.n I
thp T'nitod States for the construction of an
Dr. Herran'B information is that on August
13. th« day after the disapproval of the treaty
by the Senate, that body voted to appoint a
committee of three members to act jointly with
a committee from the House of Representatives
in the formation of a measure having for its
object the ratification of a treaty between the
two countries by the President of Colombia,
after the two hous.s of the Colombian Congress
had passed an enabling act outlining the terms
and conditions on which a treaty should be
The President of Colombia by this act would
have full power In the premises and the treaty
would not have to be afterward submitted to
the Colombian ( ongress. The scheme is simi
lar In its Intent to the provisions of the Dingley
Tariff act. which gave authority to the Presi
dent to negotiate reciprocity treaties with for
eign powers, except that in that case they had
to be ratified by the United States Senate. The
idea contained in the proposition is not dissim
ilar to the Spooner act, as this act gave author
ity to the President to begin negotiations with
the governments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica
if he was unable to reach a satisfactory
ment with Colombia for a right of way for the
The press dispatch from Bogota, it is ex
plained, would indicate that perhaps the Ini
tiative taken by th^ Colombian Senate, accord
tog to Dr. Herran's Information, had already
borne fruit, and that committees from the two
houses Of the Colombian Congress have agreed
measure making possible the preparation
and ratification of S treaty. The question of
sovereignty having been the chief one In the
debates at Bogota, the presumption here Is that
whatever measure is agreed on as a basis for a
treaty will be along lines that will not offend
A more careful reading of the dispatch which
Dr. Herran received early in the week, an
nouncing the action of the Senate on the treaty,
shows that what that body really aid was to
•disapprove" the instrument, and not
it, as has been heretofore stated.
THE NICARAGUA ROUTE.
Dr. C area's Government Will Not
Take Lead in Negotiations.
Paris. Aug. 10.— Dr. Corea, the Minister of
Nicaragua to the United States, is here on a
vacation trip, but. owing to his extended nego
tiations with Secretary Hay on the subject of.
the Nicaragua route for an interoceanic canal,
he is closely following the reports of the rejec
tion of the canal treaty by the Colombian Sen
ate, as it is said that one of the sequels may be
the resumption of active negotiations with Nic
aragua. The minister declined to discuss Co
lombia's action, but when asked if Nicaragua
was ready to reopen negotiations he said:
I am not authorized by my government to re
open negotiations or to take any action on the
subject. In fact, my instructions are to remain
entirely Inactive. Nicaragua occupies the dig
nified position of not wishing to thruM her route
upon the consideration of the United States.
We belk-ve our route to I* superior from e\ery
point of view. It should be fully understood
that the last two isthmian canal commissions
pronounced the Nicaragua route to be supplier,
the only reason for a conclusion favorable to
Panama being the difference of about $."">.< M M.OO >
lii the item of cost. Therefore the statement
that the United States is not likely to turn to
Nicaragua because of the "notorious Inferiority
of its physical conditions" Is contrary to all the
highest official authority. If any initiative is
taken toward renewing the negotiations on the
Nicaragua route it will have to come from the
United States, as Nicaragua will continue to
occupy' her position of dignified reserve.
Take the- EDUCATIONAL) SIGHTSEEING NEW
YORK YACHT; l.Oiw points of interest explained
bjl expert lecturer; 3 hours' sail. From to. Z2aii
St.. N. I;.. 10 a. m. and 2:30 p. m.— AJvt.
AUGUST 20, 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
BUILDINGS TO GIVE WAT TO THE NEW
Chapel of the Church of th» Heavenly Rest, in
East Forty- fifth-st.. already lorn down.
LATE SESSION PROBABLE.
CONGRESS IN NOVEMBER.
No Agreement Yet on Financial Bill
— A Protest to China.
fRT TEt.EC.RAPn TO Tllf: TBIBCXK. 1
Oyster Bay, N. V.. Aug. 19. — That no agree
ment between th» members of th<> Senat" Sub-
Committee on Finance is yet in sight: that th*»
opposition to th^ calling of Congress in ex
traordinary session until November, when the
State elections have heen decided, is so strong
that the probabilities now point to no session in
< •rtober. ,'nd that the administration is to make
a strong protest to China against the deporta
tion to Peking for trial and execution of cer
tain Shanghai editors accused of sedition by the
Empress Dowager, were statements made with
some show <>f authority to The Tribune by threo
of the visitors to Sagamore Hili to-day.
Thesp visitors included Senator Thomas
Kearns, of Utah, Mrs. Kearns and Henry L.
Stoddard, of "The New-York Mail and Express,"
who arrived on the noon train and were th^
President's guest? at luncheon; John A. Sleicher,
of New-York city: H. H. Kohlsaat, of Chicago;
Charles R. Skinner, Superintendent of Educa
tion of New-York, and Congressman H. W.
Palmer, of Pennsylvania. The visit of Senator
and Mrs. Kearns, who entertained the President
at lun' neon on his recent Western trip, was
mainly of a social nature, the President learning
a few days ago that th^y were in New-York, and
inviting them to visit hi:>i at Oyster Hay after
Use nn-val review here After l'incheon. how
ever, it is said, the President discussed with the
Senator the work of Congress and the political
situation in I'tah. Mr. Kearns assured Mr.
Roosevelt that Utah would give him its electoral
CASK OF THE CHINESE EDITORS.
Mr. Sleicher was Ivr^ In his capacity as presi
dent of the Republican National Editorial As
sociation. He came to ask the President's in
tervention in th- the Shanghai editors.
Mr. Sleicher holds that, Shanghai being outside
chines. Jurisdiction, and under ;h> authority of
the foreign powers, the Empress Dowager had
no warrant for ordering', the deportation
of th^ accused editors to, Peking for trial
and probable execution. < *ne editor has already
been deported and executed, and both Great
Rritain ami Japan have filed protests against
this arbitrary procedure. Mr. Sleicher, it is said.
was assured that the matter would be taken up
at once by the State Department.
Mr. su-icher is also a member of the commit
tee appointed by the stockholders of the Ameri
can Ice Company to investigate alleged irregu
larities In the company's affairs. It is under
stood thai the committee, on its recent trip to
Washington and other cities, found the com
pany's properties in Washington and elsewhere
to be In debt, and that extravagance had been
practised which, in the committee's opinion,
should be curtailed. If is asserted, however, that
these extravagant outlays are already being nir
tailed, and that so far the committee's investi
gation has brought to light nothing which
points to malpractii c on the part of the com
Mr. Kohlsaat'S visit was of a private char
acter. It is probable, however, that financial
matters as well as the political situation in Chi
cago and Illinois were discussed.
INVITED TO WILKKSKARRE.
Congressman Palmer was her<» as chairman of
thf> committee of the League of Republican
Clubs of Pennsylvania to invite the ''resident
to attend the league'! convention at WHkesbarre
on September 22, 23 and 124. The committee,
which arrived her** on tho 2:2] train and left
Oyster Ray at -1:1*. included the editors of "The
WlUtesbarre Record" and "The Scranton Truth";
C. H. Price. Mayoi of Wilkeebarre; Colonel w.
C. Price, Louis N. Hammerlinpr. who was re
cently elected an alternate to the next Republi
can National Convention; Oeorge J. Llewellyn,
; ; - cretary of the league: Colonel J. D. Laciar.
Albert Lelsenring. Drs. E. C. Johnson and
George W. Outhrle. C.eorge H. Butler, William
Mates, Charles Williams and Charles J. Long;.
It Ls understood that the President told the
committee that one of the things in his admin
istration he was particularly proud of was the
fai t of his having been instrumental In the cpt
tlement of the coal strike depute. A member
of the committee said that the president If
interested In the miners, and has greatly desired
to see them. The miner*, according to the same
member, positively idolize the President, and
Strong]] desire to see him. The President prom
ised to give the committee his decision as to
ting the invitation before the cloee of the
week. He warned them, however, it is said,
that, should he decide to visit WUkeaharre, he
would do so after the convention had adjourned,
»;; or<W that his visit should have no po I
llr. Bteddard said that his visit was purely of
a private character.
The President to-day definitely announced his
inability to attend the first of the international
yacht races to-morrow. He has not yet decided
whether lie will witness one of the later con
tests. The Mayflower returned to Oyster Bay
late this afternoon, and to-night Mrs. Roosevelt,
Alice Roosevelt and a small party of relatives
went aboard the vessel, from which they will
witness to-morrow's race The Mayflower will
■all for Sandy Hook early to-morrow morning.
Secretary Moody accompanies the party.
While it is known that the recent visits here
< ontlonfil on third pave.
by- Tha Trlbun* Association
CHALLENGER GETS MORE TIME
SHAMROCK STARTS TO-DAY WITH 1 MINCTE AND
SECONDS ALLOWANCE -ODDS FAVOR RELIANCE.
Change in English Vessel's Rig Make Nezc Measurement Necessary/—
Crew* and Backers of Rival Boats Satt The]) Are Confident of Victory 9
SPECIAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR YACHT RACES.
The n-eather for the international yacht race Thursday will be partly cloudy, frith
light to fresh rvest to north ninds. EMERY.
CONDITIONS OF THE RACES.
Match race for the America's Cup.
YACHTS AND NUMBERS.
No. 1. The Reliance, New-York Yacht Club; No. 3, Shamrock 111. Royal Ulster
TIME AI.I.PWAM F.
The Reliance allows Shamrock 111 1 niinutr .irul 37 seconds.
From Sandy Hook Lightship at 11 a. m. No start after 1 }>. m.
Thirty miles. Fifteen miles to windward or leeward and return.
Five and one-half hours.
INTERVALS BETWEEN STARTING SIGNALS
Preparatory to warning — Ten minutes. Warning to start— Fi\ c minutes. Start tai
handicap — Two minutes.
NEW-YORK YACHT CLUB OFFICIAL BOATS.
Committee Boat — The tug Navigator.
Guide Boat — The tup Coastwise.
Course Boat —The tug John S. Scully.
Emergency Boat — The tug Unique.
ODDS STILL ON RELIANCE.
Americans Wager on Their Repre
sentative Trust to Big Sails.
Just on the eve of the first race of the series
between the contestants for the America's Cup
most patriotic Americans were still hopeful that
the American defender will show herself able to
keep the up safe on this side for another year.
It was something of a shock, however, to the
bettors to learn last night that twelve seconds
more had been added to the handicap the chal
lenger was to receive. Still, with a time allow
ance of one minute and fifty-seven seconds
against her. the Reliance will sail to-day backed
by a good amount of '2 to 1 money. Her big
spread of canvas still Inspires confidence.
Betting in Wall Street districts yesterday was
a little brisker than on Tuesday, though it fell
behind that of the day previous to the first race
last year. F. H. Brooks made three bets, aggre
gating $1,7U0 to .*:; 4iM» on the Shamrock, and
another bet of .<1»m» even that she wins one race.
Birrwell, Buchanan & Co. bet $2,200 on the Re
liance against $l,00(> with T. Tucker on the
series, a little advance on the general odds.
Post & Co. announced that they would bet 2 to
1 on the Reliance, and Harris. Gates & Co. bet
$2."(<> against $."><M> with A. C. Gwynne on the
Shamrock. R. W. <rifford also came in with a
small bet of $200 on the Reliance against -'Tl*t»
with E. I. Connor.
R. S. Winsmore, of Dick Brothers & *'0.. haa
confidence enough in his name to put up $1,800
on the Shamrock at 'Ji 2 to 1. but also has .<"_'. ."hh>
on the Reliance at the same odds. He has more
money on the Reliance ,v '_' To 1. It was re
ported that then was plenty of Shamrock
money lying about th- -terday at 2% to
1. but it did not seem to be very well covered.
Betting on the 'curb" was insignificant.
SON BORN TO C. O. ISELIN.
Parents Think Birth an Omen That
Reliance Will Win.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin are receiving
congratulations over the arrival of a son yester
day at th.- Iselin home, in New-Rochelle. He
was not expected until later In th^ week, and his
early arrival is taken by his parents as an omen
that the Reliance will win the cup.
It was said at All View last evening that the
baby w- ighs etght pounds and six ounces, and
is tine looking and healthy. Mrs. Iselin and
by were said to be doing well.
Wlun the baby arrived yesterday morning.
Mr. Iselin was on the Reliance, off th- Atlantic
Highlands, making the final preparations for
the race which is to be sailed to-day. A ires
sage was sent to him. and he hurried home. Late
in the afternoon a private telephone was fitted
up running from the Iselin home to the tender
of th>> Reliance so that the yachtsman can keep
posted on lh^ baby's progress. This will be the
first year that Mrs. Iselin has missed .in inter
national race since her husband has been sailing
the cup defen lers. Sh>» takes such keen interest
in the result that a telephone extension will be
put In her room so that the movements of the
yachts can be n ported to her there
Yesterday, Mrs Iselin's father. William <Jod
dard. of Providence, R. 1., sent ;t message which
react: "Congratulations to my darling daughter
and grandson. I asn delighted to hear that ;t
is a boy." Later in thf- day Mr. Iseiin's daugh
ter communicated the news to h^r friend,
Alice Roosevelt, at Oyster Hay. Miss Roosevelt
and the President responded at once with
Mrs. Iselin whs Miss Hope (»od<lard. of the
well known Providence family, and the only
daughter of Mr and Mrs. William Goddard.
She has been married to the yachtsman thirteen
years, and this is her- first child. Thf> yachtsman
had four children by his first wife, Kleanora,
twenty-two; Fannie, twenty. Adrian 111. -
teen, and Oliver, jr.. fifteen. Both he and Mrs.
Iselin. it is said, preferred a son.
TO STOP OVERCROWDING.
Inspectors to Keep Close Watch on
Excu rsion Steamers.
Seven irisper-ors of the Steamboat Ins;
Squad have been sent to this port to see that no
excursion steamer goes to the jracal
laden with passengers.
They will enforce the orders recently issued by
Mr. Unler, supervising inspector general of the
Steamboat Inspection Service.
Secretary Cortelyou's order that every precau
tion be taken to prevent the overcrowding of ex
cursion boats was printed recently in The Trib
une. The order, while primarily Instigated by
the overcrowding of excursion boats in previous
International races far beyond safety, applied
also to the bOhtS which run to the various sea
side resorts. Complaints against several of
these steamer" have been lodged by the In
On every one of the excursion fleet to-day
ther« will be an inspector to see that the law is
enforced and that there are no more passengers
on each steamer than it can safely carry.
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BIG SLOOPS ARE READY.
Take Trial Spiny Both Fit for
Initial Contests To-day.
A surprise, almost amounting to a sensation,
was caused at the New-York Yacht Club last
night when it was announced that owing to a
mistake in the measurements of Shamrock lit
on Tuesday a remearurement of the yacht's
sail plan made while she lay off Sandy Hook;
yesterday, had resulted In an increase of the al
lowa nee by twelve seconds. In other words, thd
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Reliance will now have to allow th- challenger
1 minute ,">7 seconds in sailing over the thirty
mile course instead of 1 minute 4."» seconds, aa
The explanation made show? that the r.e-.r
measurement from the top of the main boom
to the throat halyard block makes Ike block
three feet lower than by the original measure
ment. This makes the topmast three feet longer,
which decreases the racing length of the yacht
four-tenths of a foot and makes the allowance
twelve seconds in favor of the challenger. Again.
the gaff is taxed SO per cent on the new length
of the topmast, so when there is more topmast
there is 'ess excess of gaff, hence again tha
twelve seconds' allowance.
When the members heard of the additional al
lowance Shamrock 111 will receive from the Re
liance there was a decided change of opinion la
favor of the challenger's chances, ana many
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freely declared that they would not be surprised
to se-? her win the Cup.
It was learned last night at the New-York
Yacht Club that the remeasurement of tha
Shamrock's" spar and sail plan yesterday was
at the request of Sir Thomas Lipton.
Secretary Cormack when asked if Sir Thomas
had been dissatisfied I it ri the previous measure
ment said: "Not at all: he altered the riff of
his boat by lowering the throat halyard block,
then asked for a remeasurement and got it.
YACHTS READY FOR THE START.
Th« yachts Reliance and Shamrock Hl— th*
former owned by eight members of the New-
York Yacht Club, the latter by one of Great
Britain's baronets, nd both designed by the
foremost navil architects of each country. ar«»
ready to start :i the thirteenth race for tha
America's Cup. Both yachts, with their at
tendant convoys. lay at their moorings Buoys,
just ins; the point of Sandy Hook, last night,
and soon after daylight this morning the one
hundred and tW2rty men composing their offi
cers and crews will begin what promises to be
th-» most exciting day's work of their experi
ence in the racing of yacht?.
According to the conditions of the deed of
gift of the America's Cup. modified somewhat
by the mutual agreement clause, to-day's race
will be ovor a course fifteen miles to windward ,
or leeward, and return. If the wind is from
any point between north and west the yachts
will be sent away to leeward first. If the wind
is from points between south and east, the first
fifteen miles will be to windward.
A!! arrangements for the proper policing if
the course have been completed by the govern
ment, and the captains of the steamers that
are going down the Hay with passengers to
witness the races understand that the penalty
, for crowding at the start, on the course after
the start, or at the finish, after a warning by
the revenue officers in charge of the patrol
fleet, will be arrest and the suspension of their
Sir Thomas Lipton. whose yacht is th* third
Shamrock to challenge for the Cup. has re
peatedly declared that he has had no complaint
to make of the racing yachts being crowded at
former races, and it Is expected that he will
have no reason for complaint this time.
THE OWNERS OF TH RELIANCE.
The Reliance, which was selected to defend
the Ameri; a's Cup after a series of some twen
ty'trial races against the yachts Constitution
and Columbia, was designed by Captain "Nat"
HnmsknsT. at Bristol. R. 1., and built this year
by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company at
that place. She Is owned by this syndicate of
members of the New-York Yacht Club Will
lam Rockefeller. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Elbert
H. Gary, William B. Leeds. Norman B. R*am.
James J. Hill. Clement A. Griscom an. l P. A. B.
The challenging yacht. Shamrock it. is on-n«d
absolutely by Sir Thomas J. Upton, who chal
lenges in the name of the Royal Ulster Yacht
Club, of Belfast. Ireland. The yacht was de
signed by William Fife. Jr.. and was built this
year oy the Penny Brothers at Dumbarton, on
the Clyde. She crossed the Atlantic in tow of
the steam yacht Erin, and in company with
Shamrock I. with which yacht «he has hal
thirteen trial spins aim* her arrival in America.
The start of to-day's race is to be made £tm~