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Coumsd Will Appeal for Walking Delegate of Housesmiths, to Whom
Josephus Plenty Paid $»0Q to Settle a Strike.
irks, the walking delegate of the
imlths and Bridgemen's Union, who has
cor.< so mm b to prolong the present standstill of
-ations in this city, stands convicted
i .:-. of twelve men of extorting from Jo
000 to settle the strike of work
that contractor at the Hamburg-Amet
fc Hoboken, last December.
ng face and hands in tightening
1 in front of him Parks heard
ver the verdict of conviction.
,i to his counsel, and when bifl
thplsi c were asked for he refused to
.-. let of his counsel.
■fatly what might be -ailed
the nn In the effort of the builders of
shake off bondage to walking dele
forced them to. pay tribute for
conducting business, the first
v I will appeal, and a
• fought In the courts.
om lefad of asaault
■ t the Ho-.isesir.it hs' Union,
c against him three
c In the assault case was
her* ar" to-day banging
head of tbifi -AaikinK delegate.
-. frequent!) boasted of hla ability to
•mployen to their kn^cc. p>ading for
trial in three other
• tnatlon of the bulia
rganization that the employers
• District Attorney Jerome evM
they ha.2 been paying extortion monej to
walking delegates. The District Attorney col
lected this evidence and took it before the grand
suit that th- walking delegate
Th- trial which ended yesterday in the oon
.n on August 14. Parks
i T ursday. declared that
:: JosepbUS Plenty until he saw
courtroom at thr irial. and denied
■ elved th.- $L".Ht extortion money.
told of conferences with Parks at the
some, in which h<? said then was only
■•:• the strike, and that was with
: how Parks had refused to take
a check mad'- out to Parks or bearer, and how
neck was cashed by a man sent from the
*s!o'->n of Bernard Lynch, a friend of Parks, .it
_. ■ H- Aeclar d Parks received the
Parks's own witnesses admitted that the check
wsf thus made out and thus cashed. They as
serted that Lynch got the $*JOO.
The jury went to dinner about 7:30 o'clock at
a downtown cafe. There they ate and talked
until nearly 10 o'clock. Parks and his counsel
waited In the courtroom Impatiently. When the
Jury returned they at once went into the Jury
room, ".nd up to K»:"»» o'clock had given no in
dication of reaching a verdkt. The Recorder
Still was in his chambers waiting for their re
At twelve minutes past 11 ..clock the jury
Into 'he courtroom. They had been out
■ twelve minutes to 7. and had therefore
l»»en considering their verdict for four hours
and twenty minute? including the timo They
« *-re at dinner
it 11 It! Recorder Gaff took his seat on the
bench, and Foreman J F Kenane announced
thaf | f guilty a^ . harged had been
Tb< were about a hundred people in the
ceurtroom when the verdict was announced.
ParkF. who at the end of the trial had been taken
to the prison, had been brought Into the court
room by Court Officer Degnai He stood lean
ing against the prisoners' rail. When the fore
Second Man Almost Drowned —
Longshoreman Goes to Rescue.
Michael Glfascn. thirty-two years old. of No.
4C3 West Nineteenth-sC. an engineer employed
on a r<">j] hoisting barge lying at the West Se\ -
en!eenth-st. j.jer. ln^t his life yesterday after
noon while attempting to rescue Frank Rider,
to;! years old. of Xn. 132 Tenth-eve., from
rtrmvnirg. H* was \?.f-(\ with cramps just as
he reached the boy. He shouted for help and
••hen rank beneath the surface of the North
I';iniel Reilly. of No. l_'«'. Kast One-hundred
oivi-sixth-st.. who witnessed the attempted res
<"Uf from the pier, started to the rescue of both
f;!ei)Fon and the boy. When he replied the boy
Sic eavowed to swim back to the pier with
him. but was caught in .-: strong floodtide and
<r>yld make no headway. James Conklln. a
longshoreman, of No. ."'C West Sixteenth-st..
mv the predicament 0? Be two. and went to
their rescue in a row boat. He succeeded In (-i
ting loth aboard the boat. Reiily told of <;)••:..
otii having goi'f- down, and Oonklin waited fif
teen minutes for his bod} to appear, and when it
dW not h<* rowed back to the pier. Rellly was
?Me to go to his home, but Rider had swal
lowed a -quantity of water, and was removed to
the NVw-Yor!t Hospital in an ambulance. He la
r.«;t in ;i serious ondttiott.
This renuirkable scene ■•■."■ witnessed by huh
irws of uonien and children who crowded th?
bulkheads "and piers In the neighborhood In
*»Ar> h of fr<"sh air.
Tiiis pier i« a favorite swimming r-lnce for
l-))s of the neighborhood. Rider h.i.i never been
■flowed io swim beyond the end of th pp r by
fr.is companions, on account of his size. but res
ler^ay aftern<>«>n he went to the pier by himself.
U"a:klr»s out lo the ea i. he undressed and JumpeJ
overboard. When near the pier he swam easily.
H« then undertook to swim further out into the
tlver. He was about a hundred feet out from
tfce end of the pier when he got caught in a
current, against which he could make no
headway. Although exhausted, ho hn<J power
tr.oueh to yell for' help
Glealsba was standing on '.he strngpiece of the
hotstlns barge when he taw the l>> ;. s peril and
l:eard his shout for beta). Without waiting to
tak~ off any <• f his clothing, the engineer dived
'-'to tfc: river aid struck out. The piers were
•■re ded. and there were many fhouts of m
MHirageroent as Oleafon swam steadily to where
I ••■rlnord on fourth pas'.
Remember, all K:R. tickets l»»t. N. V. and Albany
•*» sood via Day Un" ■ tisiatrs Music. ~(A<2vt.
To-day, fair: fre«h xonthnrat vrind».
i ■■ ■ ■ i ■<■•■■> fair.
man gave his verdict Parks turned slightly pale
and clutched the rail in front of him a little
harder than he had been doing. He then leaned
over and whispered to his counsel.
After the < Wk had polled the jury, he asked:
"What *s the age of the prisoner?"
•T. P. KustH'-e. of counsel for Parks, said:
"On the advice of i ounsel, the prisoner re
fuses to say.''
"Where was he born?" continued the clerk.
Mr. E-.istai-r- interposed a similar remark.
Recorder <;off then ordered that it be entered
on the records that to all questions asked de
fendant refused to answer.
Mr. Bustla then moved for a postponement of
Si-Miteiire. but said:
"We do not waive any of the defendant's
fcssistani District Attorney Rand said:
"Therv are three other charges against the de
fendant, atid we ask that he be remanded for
two weeks to dispose of the other Indictments."
Mr. Eustace objected. "I nsk that the .ourt
take the statutory time for pronouncing Judg
ment unless the defendant asks otherwise. We
object to remanding him for two weeks."
Mr. Rand replied:
•I see that the date which I mentioned does
noj fall on a court day. I therefore amend my
motion to read, 'until the Sth day of Septem
Recorder <;<iff suggested that the first day of
th> October term would be a suitable date, on
which Mr. Rand moved that the court remand
the prisoner until the first Monday in October.
"I ask that the court remand the prisoner for
the statutory time." said Mr. Eustace.
"I will renmiid the prisoner until Monday
morninp at I<i : :;<> o'clock." said the Recorder.
"If at that time th" District Attorney shall
present sufficient evidence for a postponement,
such evidence will be considered."
."\ir. Rand then requested that Tuesday be sub
stituted for Monday, saying that he w ishf-.j a
day of rest.
Mr. Eustace objected that < ounsei's rest should
not interfere with the administration of Justice.
The Recorder then remanded Parks until next
Monday a; lo:."'.'! o'clock.
After the jury had been discharged, A.exandr-r
c Bust of Parks's counsel, said:
"It is our purpose, of course, to appeal. We
are satisfied that the conviction i« one whi<h
cannot be maintained."
The penalty for the offence of which Parks
was convicted is imprisonment not to •
five years.
Wh. n Parks had been remanded for sentence
i he was taken over the Bridge of Sighs to the
j Tombs Prison, and locked up for the night. It
was the first night that Parks hud spent In
prison since the proceedings which resulted in
his conviction had been started.
John Dolan, a walking delegate of the house
smiths, in Hoboken. took the stand when the
Parks trial was resumed yesterday. District At
torney Jerome sat inside Mr. Rand, who took
the witness for cross-examination after Joseph
Eustace, for the defence, had asked their wit
ness fi single question.
"Were you In Xew-York City between noon
and 7 o'clock on December 19?"
"No," answered Dolan.
Mr. Rand asked regarding the strike on the
Hamburg-American Line pier, and Dolan said
he ■ailed ;hat strike because Plenty had non
union men working for him. Mr. Rand asked if
that was the cause of the strike. At rirst the
witness did not answer the question about the
cause, but kept repeating "They were doing
our work." Finally, Recorder Golf ordered the
* on tinned on around |in«.-.
To Be Unveiled by President Roose
velt on October I~>.
Washington. A"v The bronze equestrian
statue of General W. T. Sherman is being placed in
position to-day under the direction of the Gorham
Company, which did the casting. The stone pedestal
stands In the grounds just south of the Treasury,
apd the Italians who have been riveting the bronze
sections which form the statue are targets for many
snapshots and curious questions.
The figures of the (reneral and his horse were
Shipped bere in separate pieces, but arc now joined
and read) for hoisting. The statue as It stands is
about eighteen feet high, and when mounted on the
pedestal will measure over fifty feet. On th.' four
corners of the stone base are to be place.l life size
bronze soldiers, each uniformed to represent a
branch of the service infantry, artillery, cavalry
and engineers. Unboxed and standing on the grass
ready to be placed In position on the front of the
pedestal facing the east is an heroic figure of a
young woman, which embodies the sculptors Idea of
Pen<'e. Classic drapery la gathered about her waist,
leaving the body bare. Grouped- at her feet are
three young figures— <>ne a lad reeding a dove, and
the others a. smajl Kirl playing with a half crown
youth. Th- companion group, symbolising General
Sherman's assertion that "War is hell." has not yet
arrived. It will be placed In a lo«s prominent posi
tion, looking toward the west.
The best point from Which to view the statue will
be »it Peunsylvanta-ave. and Flfteenth-st.. where
the profilf of horse and rider will stand in bold re
lief against^ the siJy.
The sculptor has commemorated General Sher
man's review of the army In Washington at the
, lose of the Civil War; The wan-to sits with mi!:
tary crcctness. his head sightly mrned toward the
Treasury, as if he wore looking up at the rooms
occupied by Ills brother John Sherman, when Sec
retary of th« Treasury. The left hand curbs his
horse. which displays the spirited curves peculiar
to monument steeds.
President RooseveH will unveil the monument on
October 10. and the address will be delivered by
ex-Senator. John B. Henderson, of Missouri. The
Amsy of the Tennessee begun the movement for
the erect/on of the monument eight years ago. but
owing to the long Illness aid death of the sculptor.
farl Rohl-Smith. the work has* been delayed. Mrs.
Smith, who assisted her husband In makiiiK the de
signs, took up the work where he was compel leJ
to lay it down, and for years has directed other
sculptors In the studio in the grounds where Mi
Rohl-Smith worked bo long-
Greenwich. Conn.. Aug. 21. -John G. < arils!" Sec
retary of tlir Treasury during President Cleve
land's sot nod term, has bought the Poln'dexter
place, at Diamond Hill, consisting "• ■ house and
about fifteen acres. The place la on big* ground
on the Boston Post Road, about .i mil.- and ■ half
fast of historic Putnam Hill, and commands a nna
! view of inland and Sound scenery. ■
Alfred Poindexter. a Southern- man. lias •.»;,.*!
the place several years, ami has lived there With
bin family.
Fighting Near Bulgarian Border —
Fears of War Increase.
Sofia. Aug. 21.— All the dispatches received here
to-day indicate th?.t the revolution in Mace
donia is spreading. The situation is causing in
tense anxiety in official circles. The most .alarm
ing news relates to an outbreak covering a con
siderable area in the eastern part of the vilayet
of Adrianople, v, here the insurgents have capt
ured and burned the town of Vaeiliko.
They took the chief Turkish officials prisoners
and 1 rough! them to the Bulgarian frontier,
where they liberated them. The Turkish offi
cials, fearing to return to Vasiliko, sought ref
use with the Bulgarian authorities, who sent
them to a hotel in Burgas, where they are at
liberty to remain or depart. The Bulgarian offi
cials arrested the Insurgents who brought the
Turks to the frontier.
The insurgents completely burned Vasiliko
and twelve villages in its neighborhood. They
attacked a Turkish military post at the Mon
astery of Elijah, south of Tirnovo.
The eastern part of the Adrianople Vilayet is
a mountainous region, and the villagefv are few
and scattered. The strength of the insurgents
is unknown It is thought that the otbreak is
not an organized movement, but is intended as a
diversion to draw the TurkLsh troops from the
other districts.
Severe fighting is reported to be proceeding
near Gehgele (Gektepe?), with' heavy losses on
both side*;.
The "Sofia Dnevjnjk" declares that all the
Turkish vilayets in Macedonia will be in full
revolt by August 28. nnd that the revolution is
Fpreadinsr from Salonica into the districts tow
ard Sere«. Several new bands have appeared in
the district of Voden. southeast from Monnstir.
A general panic prevails In the vilayet of
Uakub, where the inhabitants are hiding their
property. The Turkish nnd Christian inhabi
tants at Kumanovo have agreed mutually to
support each other In the eveni of an attack
either by insurgent band.- or Turkish soldiers.
At Kratovo half of the Turkish garrison has de
serted, the men Baying that they hail enough to
do at home.
The Turkish athorities have mobilized their
whole forces In Macedonia, numbering 18.600
men. A large body of Asiatic troops i? ready
to move. Twenty-four regiments are only await
ing marching order*.
The peculiar danger of the latest outbreak lies
in its proximity in the Bulgaria* frontier, thus
creating a situation long foreseen and dreaded
by the Sofia government. The Turks ;-.re now
certain to send a considerable force to this
territory to suppress the outbreak, which will
make necessary the strengthening of th^ Bu!
.earimi troops along the frontier. With the two
armies close to each other under the present
strained relations The situation becomes ex
tremely delicate.
The Bulgarian Government is tnkirpr every
possible step to prevent a calamity, but the
officials express the greatest concern.
In addition to the danger of a collision be
tween the military forces, there is the no small
er one of popular excitement getting beyond
control and forcing the government to ado] t
a belligerent attitude. Meanwhile, the country
remains quiet even the Macedonian part of the
population showing no particular anxiety or
Russia's move in sending warships to Turkish
waters has caused surprise in diplomatic circles,
and disapproval and regret in government quar
ters. The feeling expressed here is that it can
only do harm in Inclining the insurgents, who
are ignorant of the complications of European
politics, to the belief that Russia is supporting
their cause against the Turks. It is also con
jectured that. Russia having apparently acted
without first consulting Austria, some rift has
occurred in the concert of the powers. What
ever may be the true explanation, the feeling
here is that Russia's move ran only have the
effect of giving a great Impetus to the revolu
tionary movement.
The Macedonian revolutionary organizations
are preparing heavy r.r.sessinems on tli. rich
s resident in Bulgaria. They have
i onllnnril ar >noiii| pigr,
.-■■■il tO-BBOEfOW, K-)!l Klvrr
- in I'lvmouih out oi; the Atlantic.— lAdvt.
President Will Sot Urge Financial
Legislation at Extra Session.
Washington. Aug. "21.— 1t was learned to-day
on unimpeachable authority that no agreement
on a financial measure acceptable to the Repub
lican leaders of both houses of Congress has been
reached, and as a result the President has en
tirely abandoned his intention of urging any
specific financial legislation or Congress, as he
would have done in his message when the spe
cial session assembles, hnd su<-h an agreement
been reached.
Even the outlook for an> measure that ran
receive the support of the Republican members
Of both houses is far from encouraging. The
task has not been abandoned, however, and if
the Senate sub-committee cannot frame a MU
that will receive the support of the leadsrs
in the House the members may bring forward a
measure they can agree upon among them
It Is certain that the Republican members cf
the Committee on Banking and Currency who
favor asset currency will be In the field with
a bill embodying their views. Under these con
ditions, if a bill should pass either house, it
would certainly be radically changed in the
other, but it might be possible that some com
promise measure . ouM be agreed upon in con
Maid Who Found Burglar Showed
Grit—Crowd Shot At.
After having robbed the house of P. linfMh
Sherman, a son of the late General Sherman,
and a lawyer, at No. 130 Kast Thirty-flrst-st..
last night, according to the police, a man who
described himself as Thomas Dorson, of No. 530
West Kighteenth-st.. fired a shot from a revolver
at a crowd of people who were pursuing him.
The bullet did not hit any one. Dorson was
captured after ■ lively chase at fecon-1-ave. and
The man was discovered by Miss Kate Doris,
a servant employee] by Mr. Sherman. She was
alone in the bouse iast evening, and went out to
make a purchase. When she returned Miss
l>orH heard a notse on the third floor. Th<
house is a four story brownstone structure, and
the maid says she could distinctly hear the
noise from the basement. She went up to In
vestigate In Mr. Sherman's bedroom on ;h>
third floor th<* girl says she -raw a man standing
over the dresser, all the drawers of which were
open. In the centre of the room was a bundle
that had been tied up. The girl says sh>-> was
frightened by what she saw, but thought of her
responsibility in having charge of the house,
and she cried out:
•Who are you" What ar» you doing there?"
Kate says that the man turned on her and
flashed a revolver in her fa'-e. at the same tim*
"If you make an outcry I will kill you%"
The girl was frightened, but she turned and
fled from the room «uid ran down the stairs.
The man folio .ved her. She says he caught her
on the se< Qild floor landing, and then gave her a
I'iish that sent her down the stairway to the
first floor The girl says that she slid most of
the way down and struck on her feet. The man
Jumped over her ond. opening; the door, ran into
th> street. The servant was after him in a
minute, and. gaining the street, she saw him
running toward Third-aye. She yelled "Stop
thief:" at the top of her voice, and sped along
after, him. Several men who had been standing
at Lexington-ave. and Thirty-tirst-st. heard her
cry, saw the man running, and then joined In
the chase.
The man ran directly across Third-avc. and
continued east in Thtrty-ftrst-St. Third-aye. was
crowded with people, soon about two hun
dred people were in close pursuit of the alleged
burglar The man seemed to tire as he ran. and
a number of young men and th- energetic ser
vant Bpf l rtose tfl him. According to the girl
and the police, when Dorson was half way be
tween Third and Second ayes. he deliberately
turned around and fired a shot at his pursuer.*.
■ was struck, but a majority of those fol
lowing the desperate man dodged into hase
ments and hallways. But not so Miss Doris and
s*-ve r rtl other*. Wirh the girl in the van they
kept right on.
Patrolman O'Donnell. of the East Thirty
fifth-st. station, was at Second-aye. when he
heard the shot. Looking up. he saw Dorson
running toward him. He says the latter flashed
his revolver as he approached, but O'Donnell
ran directly toward him and caught him The
servant aas by that time only a few paces be
hind, and she shouted out breathlessly:
•Officer, arrest that man. He's Just robbed
our house!"
O'Donnell took his prisoner to the station, the
girl going along as complainant. Mr. Sher
man arrived home just after the incident, and
w?s Informed of the. alleged robbery by a
neishbor. He went ai once to the station.
Short Spins for the Rival Sloops — Day Spent in Getting Boais Ready
for the Struggle— More Mascots for the Shamr<x'k.
The wrntl.fr Saturday over the International Vneht Hare loanr « ill he fair to
partly cloudy, with fresh southerly wlnil*. prahalily ahiftins: to »onthnrMrrl>.
The conditions of the match race for the America's Cup are as follows :
YACHTS AM) XI'MDEUS.- No. 1. the Stella nee. Neiv-York Yacht rial.: >„. 3. Shamrock
111, Royal I'latrr *n«"ht flub.
TIME AI.IOWAXri; Krllnm-r allows .shamrock 111 I minute and 37 seconds.
START.— From Sandy Hook MKht«hli> at It a. m. >i« start after I p. m.
fOl RSE Thirty mile*. Fifteen niilen to windward or leeward and return.
TIME LIMIT— Five and one-half hour*.
INTKUVAKS BETWKKN STAUTIMS SlO.XAl.S.— Preparatory to naraliic-Trn miritf..
Warning; to start— Five minutes. Mart to handicap—Two minutes.
If the weather predictions for to-day prove
true, the Reliance and Shamrock 111 wlB have
no trouble in covering the thirty-mile "course
within the prescribed time limit of live ami a.
hnlf hours. In fact, they ought to finish the
race In less than four hours, if they have a
fresh breeze from the southward, for the "fresh"
winds promised in tho language oi the Weather
Bureau mean winds that blow over ten miles an
hour. The race to-day will be the same as that
Of Thursday- fifteen miles to windward or lee
ward and return— and the start wIK be made
at the same hour— ll a. m.
Although it was what Is called an "off " day
in yachting parlance for the Cup defender Re
liance and the challenger Shamrock 111. the
crews of both yachts had a busy forenoon of it.
preparing them for to-day's race, Soon after
breakfast the big mainsail of the Reliance was
hoisted to dry out in a brisk northerly breeze
that was blowing with a strength of about ten
knots. The clubtopsail was then pent up. fol
lowed by the headsails in stopa. OH their re
spective stays.
At li»:4'J the Reliance cast off her mooring,
and as she filled away Captain Rarr headed her
up Sandy Hook Bay a while, and then out
toward the main ship channel. She was under
way altogether only forty minutes, when she
returned to her moorings.
The crew of Shamrock 111 hoisted her main
sail soon after the Reliance went out, and the
challenger left her moorings at 11:22, just as
the Reliance was returning to her buoy. She
only sailed into the main ship channel long
enough to stretch and dry her mainsail, club
topsail and other sails, returning to her moor
ings in half an hour. The satis of both yachts
were lowered, furled and covered as soon as
they were dry. and for the balance of the day
the crews were given a rest. C. Oliver Isaita
went to New-Rochelle early in the day to remain
until late last night
Neither Sir Thomas Lipton nor any of his
party appeared In the least discouraged at the
result of Thursdays attempt at a rac. When
seen by a representative of The Tribune yes>
terday the baronet said: "I am letter satisfied
than ever with the boat, and the way sh»- was
sailed. I think she will win the Cup I want a
good wind, like that Mowing to-. lay. and I
think Mr. Isclii. want.* a good wind also, for
whichever boat wins we want to have a good
run for our money, as you say ovei here No
one could show more courtesy and kiriuiie:-9 than
the American people have shown to me, but
I'm after that Cup, and I reatty believe I shall
get it."
Sir Thomas said that at one time in Thurs
day's race Captain Wrings, knowing thHt neithTi
boat could finish the race, turned the Shamrock*!
h^ad about and was coming home. Those who
were watching the yacht thousln he w;<.s hunt
irip: for wind, but he had really given :t up. when
tho t>reez«- began to come from the west-north
west, and he continued on after the Reliance.
Money Placed on the Reliance at ■>
to I—Little1 — Little Shamrock Monet/.
The Reliance is a 5 to 1 favorite on to-day's
race, but there is comparatively little money up.
even at those odds. In Wall Street yesterday
afternoon A. C. Uwynne bet $'_\."">00 on the Re
liance to $500 on the Shamrock. Allen & Mc-
Graw placed $300 on the Shamrock against
$2,000 with C. H. Hall. Ruling odds In Wall
Street, however, in the early morning were '11?
to 1 and I) to 1, with little Shamrock money In
sight. About $10,000 was offered at '-'Hi to 1.
Some small bets of v to 1 wore made on the
curb. Little Shamrock money was in sight and
most of the offers went begging.
Some supporters of the Cup defender seem to
think that ." to 1 is too high, as they consider
that accidents may figure in the results. Curb
brokers were asked to give 4 to 1. For a time
this was refused, but later it was found that
unless concessions were made no money could
be placed. F. H. Brooks placed $600 to $JOO on
the Reliance, Floyd Crawford bet $1,500 to 1000
on the defender with F. Phillips, and W. G. Gal
lagher bet $80 to .<l."i«> taking the Shamrock
end. W. C. Moore bet .<;;.<*■<> to 91.000 with W.
T. Tucker, the latter backing the challenger.
Betting in the Street has been lighter than
in any former Cup race In recent years. Up
town at the hotels there la little or no interest
In the betting, for there is practically no Sham
rock money in sight.
At the Raasa ■ Tom" O'Rourke's,
where so-called -sports" hang out. there were
a few small beta made at odds of a te 1 on
!h-> defender. An incident thai broke the
apathy in the betting happened outside tho
Uossmore last night A couple of individual*,
obviously of the "tin horn" species of bettors,
ostentatiously waved a roll of bills, and of
fered to put various sums <>n the Stamroek
on to-j.iy's race at 4 to 1.
A crowd gathered and were talking it over,
when a man of enormous girth hove in sight
from somewhere jp Broadway. After listening
a moment to the talk, he pushed the crowd
aside and. waddllns up to the alleged bettors.
"This is a fine bunch of hot air you're hand
ing out. Who do you think you're stringing'
I'll take all you gel at the odds you want."
Whereupon he hauled out a wad of money
that would have made a bank cashier covetous.
Did he get it covered? Oh, no. With the
crowd Jeering, the men who had been boasting:
so boldly slipped their money hack in their
pockets, and slid silently around into Forty
second-st.. and floated away into the night.
The wind at Sandy Hook at midnight was
from the southwest, twelve miles an hour. Th»
weather was dear and the sky cloudless. The
indications were . that the wfid will hold
throughout the day.
Sir Thomas Upton, with the Karl and Coun
tess- of naaflialiinj. paid -i visit t>« the I
Hook Proving Grounds in eesjrsa of the d.iy.
in the afternoon they steamed up the Shrews
bury Rive:, as far as Pleasure Ray. tn hla
steam launch. He was recognized by the resi
dents of the river front and was frequently
cheered. He Hfted his cap and the launch's
whistle answered th<* salutes. A turn was mada
al Price's Dock a t Pleasure Bay.
While the public generally and many yachts
;re naturally Jubilant over the perfcrn- l
af the Reliance on Thursday, the m.>r*
conservative point to the fact that when v
the wind freshened th.- Shamrock more than held
her "wn with the Herreshoft yacht. Rear
modore John H. FlagW of the Atlantic 1
Club in an interview said: "There is no pos
sible chaace to draw a line from the day's rac«.
The Shamrock did not show her true form. Sh->
will do much better."
Captain "Boh" Wring** of Shamrock 111 dU
r.nt seem to be worrying much yesterday over
tho result of Thursdays tizzU-. He was out
saiiii!K an American catboat tn Sandy Hook
Bay with his frien 1, Mr. PVaiOSX of London.
"I'lr. learning a few points about the- centre
board.*' said he. "in case we have to use one in
the Shamrock later on "
Two mascot gamecocks were presented to>
Sir Thomas yesterday. They are .ailed i"sarr>r
Owen and Donayhrook. it is said they <-rowe.i
lustily when Shamrock 111 went out. anrl
stopped whea the ReHaßce appeared. Mm F.
K. Preston, eight y years old. has sent as ■ pres
ent to Sir Thomas a decorated broom, to hm
hoisted at the Sham r ock's masthead when she>
wins the Cup — if she daaa.
London. Aug. "_'l. All the press comment h a rs>
on Shamrock Ill's performance marks the grow
ing conviction that she is incapable of recapt
uring the Aaserlea'a Csbj under any weather
condition*. The afternoon nevv - ;>- that
yesterday's abortive race sasswed nothing of
the respective merits el the two boats, but they
admit that the performance el the challenger
did not fulfil th ions of h
in a light wind, and Fay that Captain
seems to hay» shown smarter seamanship.
The suggestion is mads th;it. in view of th«
repeated wind disappointments off Sandy Houk.
the New-York Yacht Club might try to nni a
nw" satisfactory course.
"The Field." commenting on the respective
sail area of the Reliance and the Shamrock II!.
thinks it la strange that a yacht challenging for
the America's: dm ha the hope ..f v
should so to the starting line with 11.3 p
less c.mvas than ler opponent. Evei
knows, it says, that the time s.;ile
York Yacht i'lub. like the „1.1 scale of th- Tachl
Racing Association, under the length a;
area rule, is distinctly in fa\ or of the 'arger
boat, and an allowance of 117 seconds is ; oor
compensation for 11.2 per cent extra sail, if the
race is likely to tak^ place n a I ! sj h r wind.
Rome. Aug. 21.— The result of the first race
for the America's Cup was awaited here with
great interest. It became known only to-day,
because of th-» difference in time, and the fail
ure was a disappointment. as considerable
waxen Bad been made on the race in sporting
circles. The Duke of the Abruzzi, who is con
sidered Italy's first yachtsman, followed the
race closely, receiving telegrams direct from
New -York.
Ex-Premier* Hard Struggle — Fam*
ihi at II at field House.
London. Aug. 2*J .— The gates of Hatfleld Houso
were rtaasd nf midnight with the announcement
thai there had been M change in the patient's
< on ditlon since early in the evening, and that n.»
other bulletin wati to be » xpected until morning.
Newspaper mill ■M«mhli nil representing th»
whole press of the United Kingdom are gathered
at Hatfleld anxiously a waiting further new 3.
The general belief Is th.it his lordship will last
through the night, but there Is little expectation
that the slight improvement shown last evening
will prove more than a last ni<-k"r of life.
The bulletin issued at 1»:45 p. m. said:
There is a slight Improvement in Lorrt Salis
bury's condition, which, however, i* still very
Since the bulletin Issued Thursday night an
nouncing that the condition of Lord Salisbury
was critical, the members of his family. Includ
ing Viscount «'ranborne. Lord Arthur Cecil. Lord
Robert Cecil, the Rev. Lord William Cecil. Lady
Gwendolen Cecil, the Earl and Countess, of, Sel
borne. and later the Premier. A. J. Balfour. who
came from Scotland, have been gathered near
the sickroom awaiting the final call.
It is realized that death is inevitable, though
the patient is making a wonderful struggle. For
the last twenty-four hours he has been fighting
for every breath, heiped by a continual supply
of oxygen. The heart weakness which has been
the most dangerous feature since the patient's
last seizure is hourly becoming accentuated, and
the marquis is uradV.illy sinking. He does not
suffer much pain, and has only brief periods of
Telegrams poured In ail day from notable rr.eri
of many nations. Late In the afternoon King
i;dward telegrapkM for additional information,
though his majesiv has been kept informed of
the bulletins. There was a continual stream •»"
day of caller* In carriages and on foot.
Hatfleld House, the family seat, wher* the
former Premier now lies dying, is a gloomy
structure, though one of the finest remaining
specimens of Elizabethan architecture. It Si
situated in a magnificent park, which skirts tr«
quaint town of which the Marquis of Sal'sbur..
ls practically the owner. He was always re
garded th?^ as the type of Kngl3r:d'« great
nobles, and he retained the love and Nag-eel of
his tenants and neighbor?, which he re?o?BJ2?il
in many kindly ways, especially by opening
Hatfteld Park for the u<^ of the townspeople
and residents tn the vicinity, rerervinc only a
»ma!l portion for hi.< own •»»* Th's afternoon,
while the statesman lay dying, boys were play-

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