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taried. The wounded number niore tban seven
hundred. h__ ^_. u^n rePtored.
r//? rhmiJT OF RUSSIA.
Disordcrs iridcspread-Georgia in
*. ?, TiiriP 27?These are gloomy
St Petersburg. June Z7. i
? ? U.O.. rolio?i?* .be ma^acro o< Janu
ary "" t ct Petersburg and Moscow
JTaVempted in the two ?^ "J^JL a
recrudescence of former tumults ls Ukeiy
occur. rLnonria Russian
knouts. Tnepne country under an
Age" bv iltusing to'solemnise haptisms, mar
??. and other rites of the Churchtuntil^re
drets is given by the whole orthodox M of
which the Georgian Church Is part There 8
much discussion of the incldent. and the beat
^Zf the priests has caused wide indignation.
The Present trouble is all the more unexpect
^ctnU on the heels of the good^ impress on
Produoed by the Emperor's FOOeptt* ? ??
Lmatvo leaders and his promise to conrtder
Thelr grievances and to give the country a na
tlonal asserobly as rapidly as posslble.
Dlspatches from Poland continue to be
meagre and unsatisfactory. Appaxently up to
SHresent there has been no recurrence of dw
order on the scale of the Lodz battle. but slight
? may precipitate collislons between the
SL T* the people in Dod*. Warsaw. Ksjsz
and other Poiish towns at -jr-?-*^
oSath llsts as large as that of Friday at Ix>dz
"eartng its eflect on the industrlal Population.
aTS Petersburg newspapers are forbldden
S. to reproduce the account of the Dodz d?
orders appearlng ln the Warsaw Offlc.al Ga
zette." and. though the fact that rloting has
ooourred is allowed to be chronicled, the cen
eorship still bars details.
A dispatch from Erivan reports a new and
alarming feature of the situatlon in the Cau?
casus in the deslre of Persian Mahometans to
join their brethren across the border. which
would convert a racial etrlfo into a real ho y
war and kindle a flame which would devastate
the southern Caucasus. and be extinguished
only by streams of blood.
THE PEASASTS RISING.
POLLSII CITIES REBEL.
Diaordcr Spreading in Many Prov
incea of the Empire.
Starista. June 26,?Re^Olutionists from Tver,
Central Russia, are sca*terlng proclamations
broadcast arnong the p-asdntry. calling on them
to rise. The proclamattons are appaxently
signed by Father Gopon, but his name is be
Ueve,d to have been forged.
Saratoff, June 26.?Troops have hurrledly
been dispatched to three districts in this prov
ince to suppress agrarian disturbances.
ftftnsk, June 26.?The peasant disturbances in
this vicinity are spreading.
Balashoff, June 26.?The Town Councll has
adopted a resolution demanding the abolltion of
the poliee dictatorship conferred on General
Trepoff. Assistant Minister of the Interior, and
the immediate removal of all the Ministers hos
tile to the refor mrescript of March 3.
Rostoff-on-Don, June 26.?The poliee have dis
covered that large quantities of arms and am
munltion have been purchased here and shipped
to the Caucasus.
Ekaterlnoslav, June 26.?A semi-panlc "has
been ereated here by the dlstribution of procla?
mations calling on the people to fight against
treason, and fears are expressed that the lowcst
classes of the people are being incited by the
poliee against the educated classes.
Kishlneff, June 26.?All the printers here have
Pdacc at Kovno Attacked?Bomba
Throxcn at Poliee.
Byeloatok. June 26.?The workmen have pre
sented a demand for the opening of all factories
where work has been Euspended, and the im?
mediate satisfaction of all grievancee, under a
threat of bloodshed. The Jewish members of
the douma have resigned as a protest against
the attJtude of the authorities.
Kalisz, June 26.?The population was thrown
into a 6tate of panic last night by a sudden
volley of revolver shots ln the centre of the
city and by red flag demonstrations. The people
fled to their homes and the shops were- closed.
Tne crowd dispersed on the arrlval of patrols.
Kovno, Russia, June 26.?A mob of a thousand
persons eurrounded and attacked the poliee sta
tion and the Governor General's palace to-day.
All the windowB were broken before the rioters
were overpowered by the poliee. Five policemen
were wounded. A detachment of dragoons dis
T.ers*/3 the rioters.
%5^r.=*ohoff, June 26.?A bomb was thrown
into the poliee station here to-day. It wounded
who knows polnts
to that labei when
asked for the
Most Popular Shirt
colors that stay.
$l.oo and $1.25
CLUETT, PEABODY A CO?
Sakrr, at< luell an<l Xrram < ollirt.
pevoral po!lcemc:i nr.1 bmfc.- ftU the -?? ' ?
for blocks around the station.
?Warsaw. June 26.?A bomb was thrown last
ntght at a carrlage occupied by the Chief of
Police, M. Pavloff, of the town of Czenstochowa,
Government of Piotrkow. The chief of police
and seven other persons were seriouely
AXARCIIY IX ERIVAN.
Hard Fighting in Country Districts
?Ciin at Prcsent Quiet.
Erivan. Transcaueasia, June 26.?The city is
outwardly tranquil, but the situatlon is exceed
ingly tense. on account of encounters between
Mahometan and Armenian bands in the country
dtetricts. The Mahometans of Persia are plan
ning to cross the border and come to the ald of
their corellgionists, being hindered by the Aratu
River being flooded. The authorities have selzed
all the boats.
Both sides are showing equal barbarity. Ar
menians in the last week sacked and burned
several Mahometan vlllages in the Emchiadzln
and Erivan governments, profaning a mosque.
violating women and slaying promiscuously.
One band of Armenians attacked Cossacks who
were aent to preserve order, the Tartars retall
Prince Louis Napoleon, commander of an
army corps in the Caucasus, has arrived here
and is now making a trip through the most
turbulent region. He is notifying to the leaders
of both sides that the disorders will be crushed
by military force if necessary, cost what it may.
THE IXSURGEXTS UXITED.
AU Opposed to Autocratic Rule?
Fears of Officials.
St Petersburg. June 26.?The red fiag of re?
volt has been raised at Warsaw. Kovno and
other places in Russian Poland out of sympathy
with the victims of the rioting at Lodz. and so
far as these cities are concerned the situation
almost approaches the dignity of open rebelllon.
The news received in St. Petersburg is meagre
on account of the vigorous censorship. but it is
evtdent that the troops are being resisted. and
repetitions of the sanguinary encounters at Lodz
The three big socialistic parties in Russian
Poland are well organized and have some arms,
but the authorities say they have no chance of
success single handed. Neither the Jewish So
cialists. called the Bund. nor the Social Demo
crats are separatists. as are those known as the
Polish Socialists. but they are all bitterly op?
posed to the existing government. The affair at
Lodz has eeemingly precipitated a crisis. but
the authorities declare that there is no ma
chinery for a general insurrection behind It
This may, however, increase the slaughter in
crushing the outbreak. Many people belicve
that Governor General Maximovitch is hnrdly
equal to the task.
As long as the trouble Is confined to Russian
Poland the authorities believe it can bc kept in
hand. The main danger lies in lts spread to
Socialist organizations in other parts of Russia,
with which those in Russian Poland are closely
allled. In tho mean time the Caucasus is afiame
with an insurrection on a big scale. Peasant up
ri?mgs have also recurred in several provmces,
notably Kharkoff, where the cstates of half a
dozen nobles have been burned, and the men
resisted Cossacks with arms, wounding several
of the soldiers.
Prices on the Bourse to-day continued weak
on the news of the disturbances in Russian
Poland. Imperial Fours losing half a point.
Poland?or Russian Poland. to distinguish it from
Prusaian Poland?is the oatne given popularly to
the ten Russian governments of the "Vistula Land"
corresponding to the Kingdom of Poland form< d in
181-) It oonsists of the governments of buwahti.
Lomza Biedtoe, l.ublin, KieW. Radom. Warsaw,
Piock Kalisx and Piotrkow. Warsaw, the capital
of Russian Poland. is the third city of the Rus.sian
em?ire It on the left back of the Vistula, and is
cornected by two bridges with its suburb, Praga.
The population of Warsaw is about &J0.0G0.
Danish Cadets Lose IJves In Col
lision Xcar Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, June 26.? The Danish cadet train
ing schooner Georg Stage was rammed and sunk
by the Brltish steamer Ancona near here last
night. The Georg Stage sank In one and a half
minutes. Twenty-two cadets were drowned and
fifty-seven were rescued.
The boys were all in their bunks at the time
of the disaster The sky was overcast, but it
was not so dark that objects could not be seen
at somo distance.
The Ancona was considerably damaged along
her water line. The port authorities have placed
an embargo on the Ancona, which will remain
here until the inquiry into the collosion is com
First Officer Myhre, of the Georg Stage, at
tributes the accident to the Ancona changing
her course. He said the steamer's bow crashed
eeven feet into the training schooner's side,
brlnging down masts and rigging and prevent
Ing many of the cadets from gaining the deck.
Those who were not entangled in the wreckage
Eprang on board the Ancona and assisted in
launchlng tho lifeboats. Myhre jumped Into the
water and rescued several boys who were en?
tangled in the rigging^_
The Georg Stage was a schooner of 206 tons
and was 103 feet long. Apparently she was a
training vessel for the mercantile marine, and
was owned by a private firm of Copenhagen.
LORD CURZON TO RESIGN?
Rumors in Simla Discredited by Mr.
Brodrick in Commons.
Simla, June 26.?It is free!y rumored that the
viceroy, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, has either
already tendered his resignation or shortly will
do so, in consequence of the decision of the
home government whereby Lord Kitchener,
commander in chief of ths forces in India, has
complete control of the army in India. Two
special meetings of the Indian Council have
been held since the publication in London of the
Blue Book referrlng to Lord Kitchener's plans,
the approval of which is consldered to be a se
vere blow to Lord Curzon, as he and practically
the whole council unanimously advised against
the decision ultimately adopted. The keenest
exciternent prevails In official circles here. ?'The
Times of India" says that India cannot afford to
lose '"either of the great men, LorJ Curzon or
Lord Kitchener, who dominate her affairs."
London. June 20.?Whllo it is consldered quite
popsible that Lord Curzon may tender his resig?
nation in consequence of the course taken by
the home government directly at variance with
hia views, it !s not believed that it will be
accepted or that the viceroy will inslst on quit
ting his post at least until after the Prince and
Princess of Wales have completed their vislt to
India, lasting from November to March.
A Question asked in the House of Commons
this afternoon ellclted from the Secretary for
India. Mr. Brodrick, the statement that the gov?
ernment had received no information to the
effect that Lord Curzon had any desire or in
tention of resignlng the viceroyalty of India.
MR. REID FORWARDS A PROTEST.
London. June 26.? Ambassador Reid received a
communicatlon from the American Consui, llr.
Snodgrass, at Pretoria, regarding the case of H. J.
Meyrr, an American, whose name has been men
tioned in the arir.y stores pcandal. and forwarded
it to the State Department at Waahington. The
State Department inatructed the conaul, through
the Amtoaasador, that it must have more detaila
before Jt could take any actlon. The consui waa
?i??o uistructod to report dlrect to tbc Oepartment.
ENVOYS MEET IN AUGOST
BOTH NATIONS AGREE.
President Urges Earliest Possiblc
Date for Conferencc.
Tfrom the TRinrxE bi'beau.]
Washington. June 26.-Spurred on by the
urgent representatlons of the President that the
utmoet expedition should be pursued in nrrang
ing for the meeting of the Russian and Japanese
peace plenipotentiaries in order that further loss
of life in Manchuria may be reduced to a imnl
mum. both belligerents have slgnifled their will
ingness to send their representatives to Wn.?h
ington in time for a conference to begin withln
the first ton days of August.
The following offlcial statement was made at
the Whtte House:
The President has received from both the Rus?
sian and Japanese governments the statement
that the plenipotentiaries of the two countrlos
will meet in the United States during the first
ten davs of August, and the President has ex
pressed to both governments the wish that tne
meeting should take place. if posslble, on Augus,
1. and, if not on that date, then at the earliest
date thereafter. ?
It is not only the earnest hope of the Presi?
dent but almost his belief, that a meeting can
be arrnnged on or close to August 1. It has been
caloulated that the Japanese plenipotentiaries
can reach WTashington withln not to exceed
eightcen days after their departure from Tokio,
so that they would be able to reach Wrashington
by July 30, even if they did not sail from Japan
until July 12 or 13, which would allow them
nearlv three weeks to prepare the large amount
of daia which they will doubtless consider neces
sary to bring with them.
Informal informatlon has been received to tho
effect that M. Nelidoff and Baron Rosen have
been selected as the Russian plenipotentiaries
and that the questlon is now being discussed aa
to whether it will be necessary to appoint a
third, with the probamlitles in favor of a dele
gation of two only.
Informatlon of a like character is to the effect
that Minister Takahira has been chosen as a
Japanese plenipotentiary and that Fleld Marshal
Yamagata will be a secpnd, although the decision
with regard to the latt'er is not flnal. It should
be added, however, that no formal noflfication
of these selections has reached the White House.
The German Ambassador suggested to the
President last night that Deer Park, Md., would
prove a convenient and sultable place for hold
ing the adjourned meetings of the peace con
ferrees. It is understood that this suggestion is
receiving favorable consideration, as it ls be
lieved Washington during August will prove
too hot for the serious work which will confront
While no decision regarding the hall in wMch
the conferrees will meet in Washington has been
arrived at, the rooms ordinarily assigned to the
use of Senators and Representatives in the
Library of Congress, together with certaln
smaller adjo'ining chambers, are being tentative
ly discussed as presenting exceptional ad
vantages as a place of meeting.
When Ambassador Jusserand left the White
House, after his call to bid the President good
by to-day, he stated that from what he has
learned the preparations for the peace negotia
tions are advancing most favorably. and. he
added, "they reflect great credit upon President
Roosevelt." He said that he knew nothing eon
cerning the negotiations beyond what was con
tained in the formal statement lssued at the
White House to-day.
Just before the departure of the President'*
speeial train this evening, Count Cassini, the
Russian Ambassador. arrived at the station.
having been unable to reach the White House
to-day to bid the President fareweU. He was
met on the platform by Mr. Roosevelt, and they
held a hurried conversation, during which they
clasped hanis warmly. When the Ambassador
left the train the signal was given for the
start. The President waved his farewells until
the speeial was well out of the trainsheds.
OYAMA PREPAKES ATTACK.
ACTIVITY ON FLANKS.
Russian Staff Skeptical?No Armis
tice in Sight.
Hua-Shu Pass, June 26.?Numerous small
bodies of Japanese scouts have appeared in the
region of either Russian fiank, and it Is feared
that they are Intended to soreen the turning
cperations of the Japanese, as before the battle
Chinese report that fianking movements have
been alieady begun, but the Russian staff denies
Traders coming from Bedoun say that the
Japanese are advancing in that direction from
Vaguo dispatches reaching here through the
offlcial paper, which is edlted for the army, mako
the conditions under which peace is to be dis?
cussed indifferently understood. Although Gen
erals Linevitch and Kuropatkin express the con
viction that Russia is drtfting toward peace,
no action looking to an armistice has yet been
taken. On the contrary, the commanders appear
to regret that at the tlme when the army has
reached lts maximum str%ngth it is likely to b*
deprived of victory.
St. Petersburg, June 26.?The question of a
poss*ible armistice still remaina in abeyance,
Japan, it is understood, declinlng even to take
tho matter up until the issues involved in the
Washington meeting are deflnltely settled. In
the mean time there have been heavy downpours
in Manchuria, and the rainy season may enforce
a suspension of mintary operations before di
plomacy can act.
MR. BALFOUR UPHELD.
House Refuses to Pass Motion of
Censure for Army Scandal.
London, June 26.?The House of Commons to
night defeated the Opposition motion of censure
on the government in connection with the army
stores scandal in the South Afrlcan war by a
vote of 32'J to 2o5, after a debate occupying the
afternoon and night sessions. The motion was
proposed by Sir Robert Threshie Reid as follows:
The conduct of the Government in connection
with the suppiy and disposal of stores and with
sa!e;- and refunds to contractors in South Africa
at the end of the war and the failure of the
"ovcrnmeiit to inquire nromptly into and to
Seal with these transactions deserve the censure
of the House.
The government acted mainly on the de
fensive, disclaiming responsibllity and rather
laying the blame on Lieutenant General Sir
William Francis Butler, chairman of the War
Offieo Commlttee, for the publlcation of the re?
port on this matter issued June 14. It was ln
timated that the offlcers involved mlght yet be
able to exonerate themselves. as the evidence
taken betore the commlttee had not been fully
In the course of the debate Premier Balfour,
the Secretary for WTar, H. O. Arnold-Forster,
and the Secretary for India, William St. John
Brodrick, former Secretary for War, underwent
a fierce cross-examlna'ion, which they adroltly
While there was a large attendance of mem
bers and the galleries were well filled, not
much importance was attached to the debate,
ln view of the recent appointment of a com
mission, with liberal powers, to inquire into
GREAT BRITAIN BLAMEP.
GEBMAN PRESS BITTER.
England U Accuscd of Fostering
Trouble with France.
Berlln, June 26.?The second intervlew of M.
Bihourd. the French Ambassador, with Chan
cellor von Billow was devoted to a detailed dis
cussion of the French note. but the Foreign
Office abstains from giving any informatlon re
garding the results reached. It !s semi-offl
cially stated that the German answer has not
yet been drawn up. and therefore the govern?
ment and press resent the assertion in the
London newepapers that Germany refuses to
take into consideration every point raised by
The press displays a growing impatlence at
what is regarded as a British attempt to em
broil Germany and France. It is noted with
satlsfactlon that some of the French ofneinls
begin to Interprct Great Britain's interest in
the Franco-German difficulty in the same way.
The newspapers quote approvingly the words of
General de Galllffet, the former War Mlnister
of France. that Great Britaln alone wants war
between France and Germany, as it would be
to her own advantage and at France's expense.
Slmilar views are expressed in the German
press, the writers arguing that Great Britaln,
having got rid of Russia for a generation
through the war in the Far East, is deliberately
working to fan the flames of the old hate be?
tween France and Germany, and cause another
war, which must weaken her only formidable
rivals in Western European politica.
It ls noted that the relatlons between Germany
and Great Britaln never were worse than at
this moment. Hints dropped In ofncial clrcles
indicate that chagrin was felt at the Berlln
court because King Edward sent no more im
portant representative to the Crown Prince's
wedding than the young Prince Arthur of Con
naught; while lt is plainly lntlmated that the
failure of Emperor Willlam to send any repre?
sentative to the wedding of Princess Margaret
of Connaught was intended to give expression
to resentment at this slight. Contrast ls then
drawn between the Emperor's actlon now and
his care to be represented at every Important
family gatherlng at "Windsor Castle In the ltfe
time of Queen Victoria.
In view of this tension between Berlln and
London it is believed that Germany will make
many concessions in order to reach an under
standing with France.
The newspapers contlnue to treat the Moroc
can matter, as far as lt is discussed at all, in a
thoroughly pacific tone. It is believed that
several days will elapse before the German
answer is ready.
Parls, June 26.?Although Germany*s formal
reply to the French note has not yet been re?
ceived, there is reason to believe that the inter?
vlew between Chancellor von BUlow and M.
Bihourd, the French Ambassador to Germany,
resulted in fully foreshadowlng Germany's in
tentions. The results of the intervlew are now
In the possesslon of Premier Rouvier. but he is
not llkely to make them known before the meet
lng of the Council of Mlnisters to-morrow. when
the status of the negotiations will be fully dis?
cussed. A definite decision will not be long
deferred. Several propositlons are under con?
sideration with the view of terminating the
M. Rouvier conferred at noon with Leon
Bourgeols and Jules Cambon, the French Am?
bassador to Spaln. The former has been under
consideration for a speclal mission to Berlin.
It is understood that M. Rouvier will recelve
Prince von Radolin, German Ambassador to
France. after the meetiug of the Council of
Public tension over the controversy is much
relieved, the Bourse sharing in the improvement.
GERMAN REPLY AT PARIS
Report Not Denied by Officials?
The Ontlook Favorable.
Paris. June 27.?A strong impression prevalls
that Germany's reply to the French note re
garding Morocco reached Paris late last night
and that it will be presented in the course of an
intervlew between Prince von Radolin, the Ger
rran Ambassador, and Premier Rouvier to-day.
The officials neither conflrmed nor denied the
report that the reply had been received, maln
taining the strictest reserve. Among tho
diplomatists gathered at a reception given at
the British Embassy, however, the opinion pre
vailed that the reply was In the hands of the
French officials and the view was taken that
the sltuation had undergone appreclable im?
Although it was considered that the German
response would not solve all difflculties. yet it
was thought that the ground would be cleared
for reaching a definite understanding.
The "Figaro" this morning says definitely
that the reply has arrived from Berlin and,
though admitting that it is not acquainted with
the real text, it says it is able to announce that
Germany does not fall into the French view re
gardlng a preliminary arrangement relative to
the scope of the conference, thus holding to the
original point that no two powers have the right
to lav down points for discussion at a confer?
ence called by the Sultan of Morocco. The
"Figaro" adds that French opinion is prepared
for adhesion to the idea of a conference by the
conciliatory attitude displayed by Germany in
the pour parlers.
BEEGIUK HAS A WAR SCARE.
Report That France Sent Warning Regard
ing Defences on the Meuse.
London, June 27.?The Brussels correspondent
of "The Daily Mail" says that France, fearing
a sudden attack through Belgium, has officially
warned the Belgian Minister at Paris of the
necessity of rendering effective the fortiflcatlons
of Antwerp and along the Meuse.
HEREROS DEFEAT GERMAN FORCE.
Ammunition and Supplies Carried Off?The
Cape Town, June 26.?The rebel leader Merengo
has attacked and defeated a German force, com
manded by C'aptain Sicbert, at Amoas, in the Karas
Mountains, German Southwest Africa. All the
German ammunition and supplies were carried off
by the rebels. The losses are reported to have been
L. C. PHITPS TJPSET.
Gnat in Driver's Eye Causes TJpset of Big
iBT TELEORAJ'H TO THE TRIBUNE.J
Denver, June 26.?While on their way to Estes
Park from Loveland in automobiles yesterday,
Lawrence C. Phipps and a party of guests narrowly
escaped injury by the overturning of one of the
roachines a aliort diatance from the Dunraven
Hotel. When a mile and a half from the Dunraven a
gnat flew into the eye of Mr. PMpps'a driver which
made him lose control of the machlne. The big
car swerved into the bush and upaet. None of the
occupants were injured. however, and th?->
taken on on two tripa by another machlne. The
Phipps automobile was rlghted an hour later.
Mr. Phipps has taken a, cottage in Kstea Park for
PURE WATER IN PANAMA.
Panama. June y,.~The nystem of aquedueta which
will gtvri tho isthmus a bupply of pure water waa
optned this aftiniiuun M
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ing iore Levsl Thsn Wafer,
The Ntw York Central Lines are congratulating
themseives aad their patrons on the water level on
which their tracks run between New York and Chicago.
The Hudson River, New York to Albany; the
Mohawk, Albany to Utica; the valleys of the outlets
of the lakes of Central New York, Utica to Buffalo,
and along the level of Lake Erie and Lake Michigan,
Buffalo to Chicago, contributing to the comfort of every
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TEMPEST SWEEPS HA11LEM.
Contlnued from flrst page.
big ftre downtown. ordered one fireman from each
of fourteen battalions in Manhattan and The
Bronx to report immedlate.y at the coHapsed
buildlng. where, under the command of Deputy
StS S atanched a wound on his head. and
They were buried under heavy timbers and badly
NO ONE TO BLAME, SAYS CORONER.
Coroner Scholer made an investigatlon at the
scene of the disaster. He afterward said he was
satisfled that the accident was due entirely to
the effect of the storm. and not to any careless
ness in construction. Eyewitnesscs said last
night that the force of the wlnd was appalling.
Edward P. Burke, a bricklayer on an adjoming
buildlng. told the Coroner that when the storm
began Lawlor and his companions went to the
flfty story and began to put in extra shonng
for the wall, while the wlnd blew so hard that
the six-foot chtmney of a dummy engine in the
street was blown from lts rivets and landed
thlrty teet away, while heavy wooden hOTsea
were being blown from neighboring butldings
like ao many pieces of paper.
llwle?and the others worked hard, and when
the? started to desccnd the wall had been made
as safe as possible under the cireumstances. The
men were drenched at their work. and Burke,
who had taken refuge on the steps of the ?*">??*
old Ottendorfer mansion across the street,
shouted Joklng remarks to his friend Lawlor as
to the advisability of getting an umbrella Lay,
ler and the other men nnally started for the
street. They had gone as far as the f rst floor
when the crash came.
At the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, on Amster
dam-ave., four hlgh chimneys were demolished
and several windows blown out. A very large
and old maple at Manhattan-st. and Amster
dam-ave. was blown down. The tree struck and
demolished a lamppost in falling. At 128th-st.
and Park-ave. three large oak trees were blown
down, falling diagonally across the street. Along
Rlverside Drlve and the Lafayette Boulevard a
numbcr of small trees planted in the last flve
years were uprooted and strewn across the
One of the humorous features of the storm
was the way the wlnd cleaned out variou?
wagons of the Street Cleaning Department.
These wagons were fllled with papers, and
when the storm struck them tarpaulln covers
and the contents were blown away in a
In The Bronx large trees which were land
marks in that section were uprooted, and some
of them blown several feet.
ROOF CARRIED A BLOCK.
No. 1,037 East 176th-st., the resldence of
John Kelly, a bookbinder, is of frame construc?
tion, with a tin roof. During the height of the
storm the wind got under the roof, and, Uftlng
it bodily. carried it a complete block, flnally
dashing it agalnst a lamppost. which was de?
molished. The raln was falling in a deluge and
the upper portlon of the Kelly realdence was
STORM CURIOUSLY LOCAL.
The velocity of the wlnd r?rorded at the local
Weather Bureau in lower Manhattan was forty
flve mllfs an hour. Foreeaster Ernery has n?>
rccord of the wind'a velocity in Harlem and
The Bronx. but it waa tnuch higher than that
recorded at tho Weather Bureau.
Mr. Kmery m.u.1 iant rusht:
"I believe the storm lr. Lurlem Wiis ou^ o?
filDpCT 3? t 1 BROWN 00.,
WF%9t* 4-1 221 & 223 E. 38th St,
CLEANSING tel. sa e *
?I ~??^*"^"~^ ???*
those severe thunderstorms which rage ta OBO
spot. while adjacent places are un^u^~h?J
the ra!n or wind. I have no reeord to sboW
that the storm was either *-torn?do or?gJ
clone. I see nothing sttange m the fact tl?
the storm was local. It is not unwmow to
see sunshine in one place and ?in ?? ano*JS
the places being not three hundred yaxds
aPAtrtt'n./^eather Bureau last night it was ssJd
that the storm centre had been hoyering orer
the northern part of the State. and moved rap
idly toward the city. The wind came from the
northwest, ar.d exactiy at 1:31 P- m. broke over
Harlem ar.d The Bronx. ??i?Mtr
The wind had been increasing in velocity
throughout tho forenoon. The teniperjttg
likewise was rising. It reached lts W?*??
mark 86 de^rees. at 3:30 p. m. After that
EEr tho mercury began to descend rapid*.
and reached ita owest poir.tr-4>4-.u S P- ??
When the storm broke the thermometer reeord
ed 82 deprees. _.??*?.
While the upper end of Manhattan was soffer
ing from intense humidity. ra.n and * ??. ??
sons in the iower section were whollj igtforant
nf *hf> terrific storm that was raging ln uar
"em B'twelm 14th-st. and the brldg*? **.
were onlv a few clouds. and from the brfdga to
rh? mttery the skv was particularly elear. A
tood st ff breeze "blew off the Barge Offlct> and
ar^un.lthe lower harbor, and the hay was on
FATALLY Hl'RT BY FALLTXG BRIC*
Thomas Mermody. flve years old. of Xo. jBS
East flOth-st.. is dying at the Harlem Hospitsl
from a compound fracture of the skulL HS
was struck on the head by a brick. torn f*m
the coping of his home by the force of the stora
The child w.as playing ball in front ofm
home when the storm broke. The wind JJJ
several bricks from the coping of tn.^ nr'1^, t
one atruck the boy. His mother v\a* ;'^*> ,
a window and witnessed the acciaent. ^
rushed into the stroot a^d cswls* aer
conscious boy into the ?:ot>sn.
GIRL CUT BY FLYINQ GLA3*
Whiie the storm was at its hfight ?"*??>(
Susan Luhrs, fifteen years old. of ???
Washington-ave.. The Bronx. wai r335**,
corner of 125th-st. and Anwterdam-aYe^w-T
a large tree was blown down by the *"*.
the gale. In its fall the tree "ruck a i ?
post, breaking it off. The flylng *,a? JJJJ*
the girl in the face and neck. *?*"c"rf immtt*
cuts. She was taken home. where her mn-.?
M'COMAS SUCCEEDS JTTSTICE HOEEIS.
Former Senator from Maryland Appoi"*"
to Court of Appeals.
fFBOM THB TBIBUSa BCREAC.l
Washington. June 2S.-The President to-dajMB?
pointed former Senator McComa*. of Mar;~?Lw
the Court of Appeais of the District of cotuT^l
to succeed Justice Martin E. Morris. whose T~r
natlon. to take efTect June 30. was received at
White House this morning. Espeeial, lnter ? j
taches to this appointment. for the r<>a-sd0hM^
when the announcement of the prospecitve ^
wus made ln these diapatches of May -<-' Ji_<MMfct
Morris indignantly denied that he h;td any *B*""^
tion of reslgninjf- ,_^ ,
Mr. McCoawM was a member of the House n^?
Maryland for eight years. and. when he wa\^T
feated for re-election in 1S92. was appointefl
the Supreme Court of the District of Columba**
President Harriaon. which offlee he held SSjg
ejevted to the Senute in 1S99, where he n*3 "*""
served one terin. _ ^^ ?f
As Assoclate Ju?t'.ce or the Supreme I*el*?|j|
the IMstriet Judee MrCoraas atway.s luul ? ?J3
docket, and ?..;> t.. Um tlme h>- was electea w ^
>::s had ever o**"^
versed t.y the Supreme Court. He is undersWJTi
have received the indorseinent of a large r*yr***i
? ?f the bars of .Maryland and the Di?!*Vr~
Columbla for the appointment ho n*s iw?i