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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 peninsula. 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 cred. >b In the district of Okhrida. tin and three in rhe destroyed. 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 bounds. 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 secret. 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 Rest. 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 New-York. 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 tion. 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 isthmian canal. 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 drawn. 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 Panama Canal. 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 Colombian sensitiveness. 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 YORK CENTRAL. 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 votes. 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 pany. 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 significance. 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 Yacht Club. TIME AI.I.PWAM F. The Reliance allows Shamrock 111 1 niinutr .irul 37 seconds. START. From Sandy Hook Lightship at 11 a. m. No start after 1 }>. m. coumsE. Thirty miles. Fifteen miles to windward or leeward and return. TIME LIMIT. 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 heartiest ongratulatlons. 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 spector*. 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. HEALTH AT RICH ELD SPRINGS. Magnificent bathing establishment; **^*''« nt hot*-!* Through simpers daily v» Lackawanna Railroad. 843 p. m. Parlor cars on 10 a. m. train.— Advt PRICE THREE CENTS. 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 - . ■• ; •. --. - ! ;.. ■ ■ ..■■■■ : '.. 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 previously supposed. 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 ■ - ■ ■- ■ £ f » -. - " ', . ■ - - ■ 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. Thnr's all." 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 «c. 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. Wldener. 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~