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Queens and. Richmond Rooters Weep
_— \o Brooklyn League Game.
gun a*y baseball in The- Bronx and ruffianism
i f ',evat<»d trains were, hit hard, to use a base
fcail exF'* !>?lon ' yesterday, when the. polioa In all
r»cJTicts. exoeptinjgr Captain Wendel's, acttnp
, ,. t accordance with Corporation Counsel De
lany's recent decision and the orders of. Polio*
Cfl!rro !s?ioner MrAdoo, stopped an bat and ball
■whether for fun or money, -with a re
]«:!!«* hand
jUtSwugh the National League game scheduled;
# or %VaFhinston Park had been called off. by
.president E3>b»ta, the, r>olic«i In Brooklyn yester
day w<re kept busy carrying out tha orders of
Commissioner M .-.Art on to allow no baseball
gsnifs for which any fee was exacted. A dozen
or more jamw in various parts of the. borough,
xcert stopped, but arrests were made in only
a ftw case*.
raptain David Evans, of the 4th-ave. station.
&id not content himself with warning 1 teams not
to r!ay. but waited until they had started and
then arrested the players and managers. He
'stopped three Ramos and mad© sixty-seven ar
refiP. The general impression was that he had
jnac!** the wholesale arrests with the idea of,
makli'r the enforcement of the law against Sun
day baseball unpopular.
The Bay Rld^e and St. Peter's athletic clubs
•per* playing; it olst-st. and 2d-ave. Ball for
the twenty-two men arrested at this game was
■furnMsed by Deputy Fire Commissioner Doyle.
Michnei O'Grady, manager of St. John'H Ath-
Jetic Club, and Frank Mulrennen, manager of
the Washington Field Club, and twenty-one
other? connected with the teams, -which were
playing a grams at Ambrose Park, at 3d-av#. and
."Tth-sr.. were arrested. Bail for them was fur-
Dtsbed by William Heffernan, a contractor.
Ball teams from th« Church of the Visitation.
,ln Red Hook Point, and Bt. Michael's Church,
Uih-avo. and 44th-st. t •were playing a game at
47ih-st- and 2d-ave.. when Captain Evans and
•several men put an end to it. They arrested
■»wpr.ty-two men, including John Joyce, manager
(of tho Visitation team, and John. Brennan, man
>per cf EL Michael's.
■Iron Man" McGinnity, of the National
J^acrue. was advertised to pitch for the Visita
tion team, but before the game began he learned
lhat aiTests would be made.
The polled of the Atlantlc-ave. station stopped
a gam« between the T'tica Club and the Howard
Athletic Club, at St. John's Place and Roches
tT-ave. Hundreds, and in pome cases several
;housar,fl. spectators had gathered to pee the.
various . noes, and th» interference of the po
li-e was not ten kindly. In on« or two ln
.etances riots were narrowly averted.
Most of • ie Bast Side goes to The Bronx to
play baseball on Sunday. The police stopped
game? not only in public parks, but in open lots.
Consternation smote hundreds of young men
arnitd with bats, gloves and balls who trooped
to parks and lots in the early morning, only to
n» warned that they would be arrested if they
tried to play.
.AH day long" crowds of boys arid men went
north on the 2d and Cd aye. elevated trains,
only to return later with unused bats, balls and
gloves. In Crotona Park several thousand per
fitis feathered to witness a ball game. The
players were about to take their places when
Captain Ferris warned them that arrests would
follow any attempt to play. His threat was ef
fective. Inspector lusky. in charge of The
Bronx, was on hand to uphold Captain Ferris.
All days long disconsolate ball players wan
dered about the borough, being kept on the
move, until at last many crossed over into the
F.4th precinct, controlled by Captain Wendel.
No games were allowed on the grounds of the
Catholic Protectory of St. John's College. Every
Sunday there has been a game held there. Tea*
terday cards announced that until further notice
thT» would be no more Sunday games.
("aptalns Eurfelnd, of "West Chester; Ferris, of
Tremont; Ward, of Alexander-aye,: Manlon, of
Slorrisania; Deevy, of Bronx Park, and Schlott
man, of Kingsbrldge, construe their orders as
Fto.f.pinjj aU Sunday games of baseball. Cap
tain Wendel contends thai so long as the games
are orderly and there Is no admission charged
or money taken by celling score cards there is
nothing in the recent order compelling him to
etop baJl playing in his precinct.
Therefore In his precinct all was Joy. In Ma
corribs Park, 161st-st. and J"eroine-ave., there
was a ball game in the afternoon at which some
two thousand persona were present. Captain
"VVerideli went there to satisfy himself that
everything was conducted in a way which be
came the day and the precinct. In other parks
end lot* there ware other games.
Two [sand rooters who gathered at the
r.f.«-r«*at2on Grounds, in Jackson-aye., Long Is
land City, expected to see a game between the
Glenwooda and a team from Brooklyn stored,
but were agreeably disappointed. Th»» grounds
are not end and no admission fee could
be charged, but there is a newly erected grand
ftand which seats several hundred people, en
trance to which was obtained only by th«
payment of a small fee. The game was played
vithout interference from the police of the 74th
The 77th Precinct, In Newtown, was expected
to be the storm centre of the Sunday baseball
crusaoe in sens as the largest crowds in the
borough, sometimes running over ten thousand.
Bather every Sunday at the Ridgewood ball
fiMd.«. Captain Aloncle had no opportunity to
P*oj) a . me as neither of the teams scheduled
to riay appeared.
Ail baseball games, even the amateur ones,
were railed off in Richmond Borough owing to
the threat of the police to obey Commissioner
McAdoo'a order literally. There was no effort
to enforce any other Sunday law. The two
b*r,rrif s ran wide open and beer was freely sold
a meal.
Express Messenger and Engineer
Get $1,000 Reward Each.
EL Paul. May 2S.' — Express Messenger Laub
an<s Engineer Wilson to-day received $1,000 each
for capturing a man who held up the eastbound
North Coast Line Limited train last midnight
°n th* Northern Pacific Railroad near Bear
mouth. Mont. Tho robber had blown open the
wife with twenty-five pounds of dynamite, when
Laufr knf»cked the robber senseless with a piece
«jf Iron. The robber was bound and taken to
I>iummon<J. He remained unconscious all day.
This is the third hold-up of the same train near
The robber forced Wilson to crawl into the
r z.r ahead of him and the messenger to follow
Witaou. As soon as they were in the car, the
t-andit forced Wilson to strike a match. Wilson
caw tub ready to hit the robber with a piece
of broken car. Wilson immediately blew the
match out and the express messenger struck the
robber and knocked him out.
The railway company has wired congratula
tions and mailed each man a check for ? 1,000 la
>*rognition of his services.
Silver, cut gIaFP, bronzes, ball docks electroliers,
«»rmod, Jaccaid & King, at Number 400 Fifth Ave
nue. Catalog of Jewels, silverware, etc., free.—
_ To-dnr t *■'»"•
T»-morr<r»^ fair; ll»Dt wr««*rlr wind*.
MENT; 740 MEN.
School Commissioner in Westch ester
Determined on Third Term.
The Republican organization of Westchester
County is confronted with the delicate problem
of whether or not the third term rule shall apply
to Miss Bertha E. H. Berbert, of Hastlng-s-on-
Hudson, who is serving as school commissioner
of the second district. Miss Berbert is sprvlng
her second term. She la the only woman who
has ever been elpcteil to any office on the Re
publican county ticket. As a commissioner Miss
Herbert has bef-n popular among the t<-HrlT?rs of
the county.
When Miss V. rb^rt beard of th" plan to r'.rop
her she said:
"They can't fool me. This third term business
Is oiily a scheme they have to lay mo on the
shelf. I won't lot them "Oslerize" mo without a
struggle. I'll got out and rally my friends, and
some one will think that he has touched a live
electric wire before we. {jet throurrh."
Miss Berbert has Learned that Mr. Tnmpkins,
at Hastings, is at the head of th" movement to
heat her for the nomination. She says that
through her brother she is gnlng- to contest the
primaries which he held last week, because he
had only one set of tickets printed, on which the
names of persons favorable to her renomination
were left off. Miss Berbert says she knew what
was going on because she was outside the build
ing 1 while the primary was being hold. Many
of her fliends, she says, want away without
voting when they found that she was not get
ting a square deal.
Miss Berbert went to W. T-. Ward, Republican
National Committeeman and chairman of the
Weftchester Republican Committee. Mr. Ward
Fcented trouble and derided that he would k>-<-!>
aloof. He wrote Mtss Berbert a consoling letter.
Her dealings with John J. Brown, the Re
publican leader of White Plains, were equally
unsatisfactory. Ho told her that under the un
"written law of the party regarding third terms
she would have to be dropped.
"What do I care about these .si'ly political
rule.B?" retorted Ml^s Berbert "They are only an
excuse you politicians have when you want to
get rid of people you don't want Thr people of
my district should have something to say. They
have voted for me twice ■ . will do so again if
they get the chaise. Why don't you put your
third term screws on those who have bt-en hold
ing office shire I was a girl?"
Miss Berbrrt wont from Mr. Brown's office
more than ever determined lo fight. There are
about three hundred women teachers in West
ohester County, and they are almost solidly In
favor of her renomination.
Brooklyn Child's Efforts to Beat
Others Caused Convulsions.
"MUle Madeline Russell, aped six. skipped a
rope to death yesterday afternoon, and last
evening. in front of her parents' home, at No.
130 North lOth-st., Brooklyn. a crowd of play
mates gathered and wept. Yesterday afternoon
the child entered into a rope-skipping contest
with her playmates, and she outskipped tho
other children. For nearly two hours the chil
dren skipped and Madeline continued to defeat
the rest In many contests.
Finally Madeline said that she felt ill and was
going home. She crossed the street slowly, and
as she ascended the stoop and Right of stairs
leading to her home the grew weak, and after
she burst Into the room where her mother was
she fell to the floor and was seized with con
vulsions. For a half hour her parents worked
over her in a vain effort to bring her to. A
messenger was dispatched for a physician, but
before his arrival the little girl was dead. When
her playmates heard of it they at once gave up
rope skipping and crowded about the entrance
to her homo and cried. The children of th 9
neighborhood began to take up a collection last
evening, and with the money collected flowers
will be purchased to adorn the grave.
Message to Constable — Arrest of
William Williams Result.
Waterford, N. J.. May 28.— William Williams,
of New- York, was the first victim of the new
law regulating th«: running of automobiles
which Governor Stokes signed last Friday. He
was halted by Constable JJates, who had re
ceived a telephone message from Overbrook.
several miles above, to look out for*"a of a
soreecher." The constable had little trouble in
stopping Mr. WlUlams'fl machine. The own*
was taken befone Justice of the Peace Boogar.
who Imposed a fine of (20 and costs.
(BT TEI.EGIUPH 10 Till: TBIBI x >: i
Pittsburg. May 2s.— Jones & i_i ighlln advanced
the wages of all day workers at their plants, on
Saturday, from 7 to 10 per cent. The men received
the amount of the Increase In their pay, no previ
ous announcement having been made. Two weeks
ago thy furnace workers received a 7 i«. cent raise.
NEW- YORK, MONDAY. MAY 20. 1905.- TWELVE PAGES.-* copyruht. 1005.
X> LJ * » 1 UlVli.. JlVilUAl, i.»J_X\. X *-♦/. .L'JVO. 1> I iJIJ » _Ui X XX.V.TJI/10. fcr The Tribune Association.
Old Dominion Boat Returns to Nor
folk for Aid.
Norfolk, Va.. May 2&- A, serious fire is to
night raging )n the forward hold of the Old
Dominion Line steamer Hamilton, and If the
hold dors not become too hot before morning
no further attempt will be made to extinguish
the flames to-night. Th* steamer is in no Im
mediate danger.
The flames were discovered to-day while the
ship was between Hog I?!and and Winter Quar
to: Lightship, on her way from Norfolk to
New-York, after leaving here at 4 o'clock this
morning with a large miscellaneous cargo.
When dense clouds of smoke were seen com-
Ir.ff out of th<-- forward hold the ship was at once
stopped and the crew set to work to fight tho
fire. The hatches were opened and steam was
poured Into the hold, but the fire wan no hot the
crew were driven back. They, however, worked
heroically and succeeded In pitting the fire un
der partial controS
A? Norfolk was closer than New-York, Cap
tain Bnaz turned the Hamilton back and raced
for port. All tho way In the crew f'mizht the
names, and when the shii' docked they w<»re
By means of the wireless on the Hamilton the
10.-al office was advised of the fire and tugs
met the steamer. A volunteer crew relieved
the r gular -' • of the Hamilton and the Mer
ritt Wrecking Company furnished a steamer.
Tbm ftsx IndJcatas the reported position or RojestVSUSky'a fleet BatUl
Russians Think Action Taken to
Prevent Escape of News.
Washington, May 28. — Confirmation has been
received here from Shanghai of the press report
that the Russian warships have sunk an un
known American merchant ship off thr Chinese
St. Petersburg. May 28. — Nothing is known at
the Admiralty of the reported sinking of an
American steamer off Formosa by Vice-Admiral
liojestvensky. It is recognized at the Admiralty
as quite possible that "Rojestvensky may have
been compelled by military necessity to destroy
a neutral. If he feared that to allow It to pro
ceed and report the location and direction of
the Russian fleet would endanger his strategic
plan, he had no other alternative except to take
off the crew and sink the ship. Such an incident
la unfortunate, but every naval officer must
admit that the risk In such a crisis is too great
to take any chances! If the ship was unjustifi
ably sunk from the standpoint of international
law RusHla, of course, will have to foot the bill,
but any cost is cheap If it furthered Rojestven
sky*s mission."
Tokio. May 2* The name and destination of
the American steamer which Vice-Admiral Ro
jestvensky is reported to have sunk off For
most a|iout May 21 are unknown here. Details
concerning the sinking of the vessel are ex
pected to be made known when the crew of
the steamer reaches Japan. Although nothing
is known here about the case, it is expected in
official circles that Admiral Rojestvensky will
take the view that the vessel was cruising.
Bit Four-Year-Old Child and Police
man Before It Was Shot.
A dog supposed to be mad broke loose among a
number of children playing In the streets at S4th
st. and 2d-ave. yesterday afternoon, and before the
animal could be killed It had bitten .1 four-year
old boy mid a policeman and put a temporary stop
to a sacred concert Howard Spedon, of No. 230
East 64th-st. was the tiny victim of the enraged
bull terrier. The flog was a tramp, and ran. snap
ping and snarling, among a group of twelve or
fourteen children, who scattered In terror. with
foaming mouth and flanks lathered as with soap
suds, the <lojr then darted up some steps to where
several women were sitting:, with a number of
small children playing about. In this group was
Howard Spedon, and the flog Imbedded its teeth
in the child's face before he could be beaten off.
The child fell backward, the dog stil! clinging to
It! face It was finally driven away. It was cor
nered at last and shot by a policeman.
Dr. Squires, of the Presbyterian Hospital, cau
terized Howard Spedon's wounds,
The Entire Russian Fleet Reported
Disabled or Dispersed.
Japan's continued control of the sea is as siirrd i!" a dispatch to "Tin London Daily
Mail" from Tokio proves true. Admiral Roj cstvensky's fleet, thr trlrgrw said, was shat
tered in the Coreaii Mr it. all the warships h-inj- disabled or dispersed. The message
added that the Japanese were in pursuit.
Official confirmation of' a Japanese victory was contained in advices to the State De
partment at Washington. The Japanese government announced merely that its fleet had
met the Russians in the Corean Strait and had held them. Two Russian battleships, the
Orel and the Borodino, three cruisers and a repair ship were reported sunk.
Firing was heard at Shanghai, to the northward, and it is possible that a Japanese
squadron was detached to engage the three battleships and three cruisers reported in that
region. The distance from Shanghai to the Corean Strait is about six hundred miles, too
far for the Russians to have travelled after the action on Saturday.
London. Mnv 20.— Tho Tokio correspondent
of 'The Daily Mall" says that the Russian fleet
has been dispersed, that several Russian ships
have bepn disabled and that the remnindfr are
in flight, with the Japanese pursuing.
Washington. May 2S.— A dispatch was re
ceived at the State Department to-day saying
that the Japanese government had made the
announcement that its fleet had engaged the
Russians in the Strait of Corea on Saturday
and had held them.
Tho American consul at Nagasaki, In a dis
patch to the State Department to-day, says that
Urn Japanese have sunk a Russian battleship,
four other warships and a repair shjp In th*
Strait of Corea. Ttie Borodino is mentioned as
one of the ships reported sunk.
The following is the text of the Nagasaki
dispfltch tv the State Department:
Nagasaki. May 28. — Japanese sunk the Rus
sian hattleshlp Borodino and fcur m"r« warships
and a repair ship.
The other dispatch rotul ns follows:
Tokio. May 27— JananeRe fleer engaged the
Baltic squadron this afternoon in the Straits
of Tsu-Shima. which was held; cannonading
heard from shore.
From information which has been received
in Washington to-day, it is believed that two of.
the Russian ships reported to have been sunk in
tile Corean Strait by the Japanese are the
Orel- and her sister ship, the Borodino. They
are battleships of 13,510 tons.
The three other vessels reported sunk are be
lieved to have been cruisers, the remaining one
being a repair ship.
The Japanese Minister, M. Takahira, has re
ceived a dispatch from Tokio saying in effect
that the fighting in the naval battle thus far
has been with favorable prospects to the Jap
anese. The Minister's dispatch is from private
The belief in naval circles in Washington is
that the Japanese resorted to the free use of
their torpedo boats in their attacks on the ves
sels of Admiral Rojestrensky'fl fleet. The Jap
anese have a large number of these craft, and
they demonstrated their effectiveness in the
operations around Port Arthur. Naval officials
hero to-night express the opinion that it was
unlikely that such serious losses as those re
ported could have been Inflicted by ordinary
Paris. May 28.— -The "Temps" prints a dis
patch from Rome Baying that the Italian .Min
ister of Marine, Admiral Mirabello, has re
ceived a cable mess from Tlip-Foo giving a
rumor that n most fierce battle has bean fousrht.
In winch both combatants suffered serious
Cbe-Foo, May 28 (noon).— Private tetegraass
from t'orea to tlie Japanese consul hero say
tliar a battle was going on yesterday aftensoon
at or near the Corean Strait, between the main
part of the Kussi:in squadron nnd the Japanese
fleet under command of Admiral Togo.
Toletrams ahnosi Identical with tho above
have he»>n r^opived here, and annouu.-e that a
lar^o part of the Rnsslan fleet was sighted ajv
proachlng the Corean Strait on Saturday, headed
fOT the channel between the Esu Islands and
the Japanese const.
According to the host information received
here recently, the main portion of Admiral
Togo's fleet has been almost constantly at Ma
sanpho Ray.
German Concession Hears of Battle
Off Oki Islands.
Tsing-Chau, May 20.— There Is a running
naval engagement between the Russian and
Japanese fleets in the Strait of Corea, near th.»
islands of OkJ.
It is reported thai ta* whole Russian fleet is
not participating, all the slower vt satis having
eteauifd around Japan.
The Japanese lossen, so fnr are stated la be
one cruiser and ten torpedo boate.
A telegram from Chinese sources says that
!n the naval battle hi me Strnlt of Corea <>n
Saturday and Sunday the Russians have prob
ably losi two battleships nnd two cruisers.
This report has not been ronirmed.
Tr..- Oki ls!nnil« «re a group in the Sea of Japan
■bout three hundred miles northeast of the Corwin
Strait and about fifty miles from the Japanese
mainland. _^^^____
Russians Defeated and Fleeing to
the Xortltxcard.
t.ondon. May 29 The oorrsepo :• • •' The
liomlng Post" ai Shanghai says that a festo
gram h.»- been received there from Peking an
ng thai Rojestvensky's Beel has been da-
A new fa.«.t trai.i o:i th»> New York Central leaves
Grnn«i Central Station -':*> P. M arrlTta Albany
i.y, I'tica 7:11. Syracuse 5:23. Rochester D:3«>, buf
falo 11.30 p. m. No excess far*.— Advt.
feated off the Tsu Islands and 1» fleeitis; north
wnrd. and that four Russian ships. lnclu<trns;
the battleship Borodlnn, have been sunk.
Heavy Firing North of Shanghai —
Russian* in Region.
Washington, May 2S.— H^ary gunfire ts plainly
heard to the northward of Shanghai, according
to a dispatch received h«r« from that city to
Che-Foo. May 2&— Advices from a trust
worthy quarter received here say that three
Russian battleships, three armored cruisers and
several colliers were off Shanghai on Friday. It
Is believed that Admiral RsJsatvsJsslKf sent
sufficient ships to the vicinity of Shanghai in
order to induce the belief that his main steal
was there, while the major portion of !t pushes!
en toward the Corean Straits.
Several Russian colliers were at Shanghai at
9 o'clock Saturday night. Private telegrams re
ceived here from Shanghai say that as fast as
the cargoes of the colliers axe consumed th*
vessels are dismissed by Admiral Ttojestvea.sk y
and return to Europe.
London. May 29. — A dispatch from Shanghai
says that Japanese warships arrived In th^
offing: at Woo-suns: on Saturday and attacked
th» Russian shirs, but a later dispatch says
that the Russian transports are to stay In tlie
vicinity of Shanghai, while the vessels of the
volunteer fleet ar*» to start for either German
or French territory.
It Is reported that Rnjestvensky's squadrons
used Chusan. one of a group of islands off the
east coast of China. In the province of <"h»-
Kianer. as a naval has?, and it Is also stated
that the Chinese authorities ordered the Rus
sian vessels to leave "VToo-Sun? by S o'clock
Saturday night or to haul down their flags. Th*
Russians. the dispatch said, were temporizing. •
It is reported from Hong Kong that the Brit
ish fleet Is starting for the north at full speed.
"The Daily Telegraph's" Tokio correspondent
and "Th» Daily Telegraph" itself discredit the
rumor that Hie Japanese will attack the- Rus
sians at Woo-S.ins: This rumor lacks confirma
tion from any other Quarter, though the Shang
hai correspondent of "The Morning Post," in a
dispatch dated May 2-^. says that th« firing of
big guns was heard outside Wco-Suns on Sun
day night. The mum dispatch adds that tha
Russians say they are merchantmen and are
entitled to remain at Woo-Sung, while the Chi
nese admiral noli declares that he will not per
mit the transports to depart, and. the dispatch
says, the Chinese warship Halchl has cleared
for action.
Sews of Russian Disaster Said to
Have Reached London.
London. May — According to "Th» Dally
Telegraph." a private telegram was received la
London last night In a very high quarter, to the
effect that Vice-Admiral Togo had pained a
grest victory.
"The Tlmes's" Tokl> correspondent says that
telegrams from apparently trustworthy !«ource«i
show that Admiral Rojestvensky approached
Tsu Island in the forenoon of May 27 during- *
fop. which cleared up in The afternoon, when
the Russians were sighted by the Japanese. Th»
battle began between 2 and .*» o'clock In th»
A dispatch to "The Times" from Paris «?• <
that a private telegram from Che-Foo. probably
from Russian sources, reports that Rojestvrnsky
began to force a passage of the Corea Straits om
Saturday night, without lights, in two lines, on »
on each side of Tsu Island. Heavy firirc is saM
to have been heard in the strait between '.'"■>
and 1 «■>:>«> o'clock at night, when M ceased.
The same dispatch says one of RoJ»stvensky':t
■ »•» • - • -
ships returned to Kiao-Chau on Friday nigh:.
having been badly damaged by a collision vclth
another ship.
The secrecy maintained at Tokln apparently
extends to the European legations: At any rat.»
Baron Hayashl. the Japanese Minister kst*>.
declined to sec newspaper correspondent*.
The Indications from many of the dispatcher
are thai RoJ»stvensky r.ent some of his vessels
through Tsugaru Strait with the xteve of mys
tifying the Japanese.
A dispatch to a news agency says that two

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