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tiZ-tenfef Beport That the Boosevelt Ib
Ijeaking Forward.
rwiniwni.ni Peary announeed last night that he
brould take the Roosevelt out on her long voyage
1? tbe North thls afternoon at S o'clock. Ha ve
bemently denied the report eirculated yeaterday
that hls ship was leaklng ln tha bow. and ez
?plalned that the water In the hold waa doe to
the ehlfted position of tha ahlp. caused by the aup?
pllea forward.
"There ia alarays a certaln amount of water in
mt9ty ship," he aald. "It comes from tha exhauet
ef tbe bollera and eondenaatlon along tbe aidea
When tha auppllea were packed in forward lt natu
raily pltched the bow doernward. and all the water
that had eollected and was hldden away In crevleea
aft ran forward. The pumpe quickly got rid of lt
I had a slmllar experlence on my laat trlp to the
Arctic When the temperature began to riae lt
thawed the loe that had formed ln the ahlp. and
the pumps worked for an hour and a half before
the hold waa free. My men became frightened
and thought it waa a leak. "When tba Ice melted
entlrely wa heard no more of water ln the hold."
Commander Peary aald laat night that ha had
not made hls aelectkm of a aurgeon. but would do
so to-day before aalllng. He aald that he had re
oelved applleatlone from thirty-flva men.
Since receiving the 151,000 for whieh he aaked.
Commander Peary received a check from Rudolph
Kleybolte, of No. _7 WUiiam-st.. for $8,000. Rich
ard Watson Gilder. Editor of "Tha Century Maga
stne," also aent Commander Peary a check yeaier
Aay. Is the letter whlch accompanied the check
.Mr. GUder aald:
J want to do something?modeat though be the
-amount?for Peary"e brave attempt- Thla la a per
Isonal matter. I hava known _o many of the North
I adrenturera?one of them waa very dear to me?
Ithat I want to teetify thua to my intenae intereat,
land my hopea for elther th* aucceaa and eomplete
r aocompliahment, or of noble and lnapirlng faliure.
Commander Peary haa ahandoned the Idea of
?arrying a wireleaa telegraph equipment, and re
of bia whereabouta wlll ba few after he
to the sledgea st Cape Sabln e
Jfi Consiructing the Boosevelt He
Exceeded Contract Price.
Buekeport, Me., Juiy 18 (Speclal).?Drexel &
Co., of Phlladelphla. hold a mortgage on the
Vertma laland Shlpyard to aeeure a loan made
to Captain Charles A. Dlx, who needed the money
to eomplete the Roosevelt, the ship whlch Com?
mander Peary expecta to force within 400 mlles
of the North Pola Flnancial embarraasments
were brought upon the management of the yard
because the contractor made changes in the
original contract. at tbe desire of Commander
Peary, without written ordera.
Ttie Roosevelt waa to cost about $37,000, ex
cluslvt of a number of tninor contracts. Through
ths cbsjigee made ln the work at Peary's sug
gestion, Captain Dlx exhausted his funds and
was unable to eomplete tbe vessel. The Peary
Arctic Club paid him $30,000 for the wprk and
took the ves.el. The cost of completing it, c-x
ciuslve of the minor contracts. was considerably
more than $10,000.
Captaln Dlx aald yesterday that he had not
asked Peary for written orders when he deslred
changes made, because be did not wish to be
meen. The work on the ship had cost him
about $48,000. and he had figured that $700
would eomplete her. He added that the
. Peary Arctlc Club would aettle wlth him soon
for the extra work he did on the vessel.
Lewis L_ Delafleld, who represents the Peary
, Arctic Club, said last night regardlng the fore
j golng disrtatch:
So far as lt intimates that the Peary Arctic Club
haa not met Its full obllgations, I might waive
| the aasertion aside, because no man in his
eensea wouid believe anything of the sort of
? Commander Peary, or of an organization con
trollcd Ly Morris K. Jesup, Henry Parish, Anton
. A. Rover and thelr associatcs. The truth is
? that every just claim against the Peary Arctic
Club " for whieh a bill has been presented has
been paid, and what still remains due will be
met upon the presentation of proper bills. Cap?
tain D!x, who built the hull of the vessel. has
bad some financial difflculties. Wlth these the
Peary Arctic Club haa had nothlng to do, except
that it was more or less embarrassed because
certain of hls creditors attached the vessel.
These attaehments were disposed of. Whatever
Captain Dlx's business abilities may be. he is
certainly an excellent shipbullder, and I greatly
| hope that he wlll extricate himself from his
-llfllculttes. Since The Tribune reporter showed
tne the foregoing dispatch, Captain Dix has
?ailed me up on the telephone to repudiate all
rssponsibility for lt.
The United States Treasury Department has
levled a flne of $500 on the RooseveK for leav?
ing the harbor of Portland. Me., without proper
clearance papera The vessel came here, ac?
cording to Mr. Delafleld. with the written per
nitssion of the Collector of the Port at Port
jland !n order that additlonal work might be
done upon her. It ls understood that Collector
Etranahan, of this port, la to ask for the remls
I sion of the fine. Mr. Delafleld yesterday sent
the followlng telegram to Secretary Shaw:
1 respectfully protest ln behaif of Morris K.
Jesup, Henry Parish and the other members of
the Peary Arctic Club against fine of $500 im
poaed against Arctic vessel Roosevelt because of
alleged unlawful aailing from Portland, and I re
quest remiesion of euch flne. Upon our requeat
for permis.ion. your department telegraphed
that Collector of Port had full authorlty, and
such collector gave his written consent and
Gnn Captured at Beal Battle of Paardeberg
Given to Him.
Commander Robert E. Peary was the guest of
ifconor at a special beneflt performance of the Boer
*War Spectacle. at Brighton Beach yesterday, when
!t_0.000 was reall-ed, whlch practically completea
[tbe amount necessary for bia trip. Captain Arthur
}*W. Lewla. manager of the Boer War. gave the
wntlre receipta of the afternoon performance to
(Commander Peary. Twenty thousand persons were
;' Commander Peary, hls wife. Mr. and Mra.
*Oiebiech a id hia daughter Eva were recelved by
Captaln Lewla and tbe Boer and British con
A grcup of chlldren bearing American llags
jcrowded about the gueste as they sang "The Star
iSpangled Banner." Tha chlldren were lntroduced
'te Commander Peary by Captaln Lewis. General
;Cronje waa then lntroduced. and the gueata were
tbea entertalned at the Brighton Beach Hotel by
"Captain Lewis
Commanoer Peary thanked Captaln Lewle and
tba Boer War Spectacle for therr mtereet ln hla
plans. The American people, he aaid. have never
falled to stand by the explorera who seek what
scler.tlrts of other nattone called foolhardy. The
Bewspapers of thia country, he continued, have
beer. r.o amall tactor in the undertaking.
C-Lptain lewle theu presenied to Commander
Peary a gun which waa taken from the Boers ln
6out? Africa in tbe war. It waa captured by Cap
tf-ta Lewis during the battle of Paardeberg. From
it waa fired a national salute at the cloae of the
afternoon pertormance.
i ?
Wires Strong to Shock Bose Stealen Canse
Downfall of Lamplighter.
Phlladelphla Juiy 11?Havlng auffered for a long
tbBe from the depredstions of boya who atole bia
roaes. William C. Hartman rlgged an electric trap
for tnera around the back fence at hls home, No.
J,610 West Tork-et. He strung up copper wirea.
whlcb he connected wlth batteriea ln hia home.
Tbera was a ewiich to throw wbsa necessary to
caxch the young thleves.
It worked too weil. Thomas Van Ney, a clty
la_ep!_gbter, came along to elean a gaa Larap near
tbe Hartman fence. He etepped upon the fence to
steady himaelf. Wltb one foot on hia ladder, ha got
tbe shock snd fell to the sldewalk with a yell.
?Taken to tha Women's Hospital ha was found to
ttave a broken leg snd severe bruisea The police
BaAaxaA tbe removal of tbe wire trap.
Witness Says Gerdron Threatened
Woman Who Murdered Him.
The tnqueet into the death of Emlle Gerdron, who
waa kllled by Berthe Clalche, the little French glrl
who aaya ahs was hta slave, waa begun yesterday
before Coroner Scholer. Extra pollce precautlons
wer* taken in anticip&tlon of a crowd, and these
were needed. Many of the spectators were women,
who resorted to numerous ruses to get inside the
courtroom. /
Mra. Leon. the mother of the girl; Irma and Jean
nette, atep-statera of Berthe; Eltse Meyer, Berthe's
chum, and Mrs. Francis^ who ls trying to raise
money for her defence, arrlved early. Jeannette.
tbe older daughter, became prostrated, and had to
be taken out.
The piiaoner waa brought into court shortly after
11 o'elock. She was attired ln a blue skirt, white
allk walst, white atraw hat and tan shoes, and ap?
peared alive to th* gravity of tbe sltuation. She
alao wore large pearl earrings. The girl showed no
Bigns of nervousness.
Coroner Scholer read a brlef resume o; the case
to the Jurors, and also the autopsy statement sub
mltted by his physician. AssUtant District Attorney
Turabull lramedlately moved a week's adjournment
of ihe i.aae. Ihis was oppo.ed by Lawyer Rosalsky,
who stated that the District Attorney had had six
days to prepare for the trial, and that he ought
to be ready to proceed. The coroner denled the
request of the District Attorney.
Detect.ve Morton, of the Central Offlce, who, wlth
Detective Martineau, was with the prisoner at th*.
tlme of the shooting, was the tirtt witness. Morton
told the story of the shooting. Mr. Rosalsky asked:
"Did not Gerdron, as he made the statement, 'I
wlll kill you when 1 get out of ths,' reach to hta
hip pocket, aa if to draw a revolver?"
"Yes." said Morton.
Detective Btlaffer, of the Central Office. testifled
aimllarly to Morton. Detc.tlve Martineau corrob
orated Morton's testimoi.y, and Coroner SchoW
produced the revolver and asked Martineau io
Identify !t. For ihe firsi time auring the tr.al the
prisoner showed slight traces of nervousness. Her
cheeks flushed, she brea.hed heavily. and her body
trembieu. . ___ _. ? . ,
Patrolman E. C. Zenodoclous. of the West 30h-st.
station. told how he was ca Ied on the r.ight of June
18 to the womanS as-sistanee He met her in tne
vicinity of Gerdron's apartment ln 2S.b-st., aecord
ing tt his testimony. about 10 o'elock. scantily
dressed. and accompanled her to the apartment,
but Gerdron had fled . ,, __ _.,
Edward Movne, of No. 545 Franklm-ave Brook
!vn. ihe last witness, who was paaalng the apart
ient at ihe time, said that the woman rushed
out of the house with blood spots on her clothes.
She cried that Gerdron had been trying to kill her
Gerdron came out and said: 'Tll. kill ber when ahe
eomes aroui.d the corner." He dispa.ed a P-s ol.
Here Coroner Scholer pleaded a preeslng engas;e
ment, and rcquested an adjournment until Monday
at 10 o'elock. The priscner was taken int.. the Jury
room, where she had a ten minntea' convetsa
with her mother. slaters and friend. k^s they ^a^teJ
all cried except the prisoner After klss.ng au gooa
by she was taken back to the Tombs.
Over 900 Reglstered for Summer Ses
sion to Date?Advantages Offered.
The slxth summer sesslon of Columbla University
opened Thursday, and it ls believed that the at
tendance wlll surpass the record of last year, when
one thousand reglstered. To date the registratlons
are more than nine hundred.
With the exception of one year, thero has been a
steady inerease in the number of students since the
opening year, 1900, when the total was 417. In 1901
there were 579, ln 1302, 643; ln 1903, 940. and ln 1904.
P14. The decrease last year was due to the Na?
tional Educatlonal Association ln St. Louis during
the Worid's Fair.
The percentage of men Is steadily increasing.
| Last year 46 per cent were men. A feature ls the
l number of college graduates and atudents of some
collegiate tralning. there being 30 per cent last year
os against 23 per cent the year prevlous. Of the
students last summer only a little more than one
half were from New-York. the rest coming from
forty-one States and Terrltories. as well as from
Canada, Central America. England, Italy, Japan,
Mexico and South Africa. Of the many courses
provlded the order of popularlty ls pedagogy, Eng?
lish, mathematics, German and physical education.
One of the features this year will be the special
attentlon paid to the co-ordinatlon of courses with
those of the academic year and to the dennite and
explicit recognition of the same by the various
faculties of the university. Thls ls a new feature ln
the summer session. and lt enables a student to
take at least one year of the regular course for a
degree ln summer terms and thus be graduated at
the end of three years.
The buildings of the unlverslty are open in the
summer the same as ln the winter, and the students
have all the facillties of the regular course. The
new physical educaiion building is open each week
day. It eontalas oftlees, examlnatlon rooms, lecture
and class rooms, laboratories, handball courts,
bowling alleys. a swimming pool. four gymnaslums,
rooms for correetive exercises. dressing rooms.
shower baths and a fencin? room.
Instructors will be i ? ry day, and the
facllitles for the summer ti-rm sluuents will be the
same as for those in the regular seaalons. Arrange?
ments ha\e also been made for excursions of stu?
dents under the directlon of Benjamin R. Andrews,
of the Educatlonal Museum of Teachers College.
to polnts of hlstorical interest ln and about New
Yoi k.
In additlon to the regular courses. there will be
s of publlc lectures upon topies of general
Interest. Students wiil be admltted on presentation
of rcpistration cards until five minutes before the
time of tl.e lectures, after which the rooms wlll be
OD4 :i to the general publlc.
Every day this month, and untll August is, _,_..
George Krlehm will also give in Havemeyer Hall a
6er.es of illustrated lectures on the hisiory of art,
divided into five sectlons?ancient, medlieval, the
Renaissance, the seventc-enth and eighteenth cen
uri'-F, ar.d the nineteemh century. The lc-tures
wili be supp'.emented by weekly visits to the Metio
politan Museum of Art, at times to be announced
by t?*e lecturer.
The to'.al r:umber of courses offered thls year in
the summer session ls 130, as again.=t 30 in ihe first
year. while there are this year 31 professors, 26 In?
structors and 16 assistants. as cempared wlth 11
professors. 6 instructors and 8 assistants in the
opening of tbe summer school.
Henry G. Moore in Contempt for Refusing
to Eatisfy Alimony Judgment.
Henry G. Moore, the son of the late Andrew H.
Moore. a Philadelphia whiskey merchant. waa yes?
terday adjudged ln centemp; of court by Justlce
Conlan, of the City Court. for refusing to turn over
a check for $1,100 to ex-Judg'e George L Lewis, at?
torney for Mrs. Gertrude Moore, who holds a judg?
ment for $2,666 for unpaid alimony. Moore has ten
days in which to turn over the check. and should
he not do so he will be sent to jail.
Mr. Moore was examined by Judge Lewls ln sup?
plementary proceedings recently on this judgment,
and it was shown that he receives from his father's
estate $13,200 a year, getting a check each month
for $1,100. He admltted when under examlnatlon
that he had a check for $1,100. but refused to turn
it over to the recelver ln supplementary proceed?
lnga. and lt is for his cor.tumacy in thls respect he
ls held in contempt.
Moore awore that a large amount of his allowance
went to pay off Philadelphia judgments agalnst
him and that, of the balance. he pald $100 a month
to Mra. Anna Belmont for bis board.
Moore declined to answer any questions as to hta
acqualntance with Mrs. Belmont on the ground
that hla statements might lncrimlnate him. Two
years ago be had James Deegan. a truckdriver, ar
rtfted for assaulting him. Deegan asserted that
Moore had enticed away his wife, and was support
Ing her. Mrs Moore, in a lunacy proceeding insti
tuted against her husband, whlch she afterward
abandoned, alleged that he was llving with Mrs.
Deegan who passed as Mrs. Belmont. Moore de?
nled tbla
Work of Saving Central Park Trees Going
on Rapidly.
Under the directlon of 6uperir.ter.den'. Neilaon
and Dr. E. B. Southwlck. tbe eniomologlst of the
Park Commlaalon. much better progress was made
yeaterday by the men engaged ln exterminating
the crop of ?caterptllars that have attacked tha
trees ln Central Park. The big %lm trees ln the
Mall recelved a large ahare of the attentlon yeater?
day. the long bandled wire brooms brlnging down
sbowers of the lnsscts.
A large throng of women and chlldren gathered
around tbe workmen and watched tbe unuaual
process of destroying thls common enemy of tbe
elm. the maple and tbe llnden treea. Other gangs
of men were at work on the trees on the Mh-ave.
aide of the park.
Dr. Southaick declare* that more eatiefactory
work can be goi out of the old banda, who
have to deal with the caterpillar crop every year.
than could be expected of new men, who would
have to be broken ln to ihe work. He expects to
have all the trees clear of the pest within a week,
and then attentlon will be turned to tbe treea tn
the smaller parka.
The census of 1900 reported 37G.707 children
between five and fourteen years of age in the
Bordugh of Manhattan and 231,565 ln the Bor
ough of Brooklyn. It is estimated that 301,165
of those in Manhattan live ln tenement houses
and 131,992 in the Borough of Brooklyn, a total
of 433,157. The vacation schools of the Board of
Education, the fresh alr funds of newspapers,
churches and charities during Juiy and August,
when the tenement house tots are turned into
the heated and unwholesome streets, provlde
both recreation and friendship for thousands
of these little folks.
But neither the publie school bulldings occu
pied by vacation schools nor the children's
summer philr.nthropies are yet adequate to pro?
tect, befrlend ? ] save the children from the
dlscomforts und dangers of the summer vaca?
tion season. To meet this need and to turn
into producers of publie welfare the milllons of
dollars lnvested ih chureh property ln New
York, which ln many instances fails to earn
any dividend by service rendered, during this
period of the year, the Federation of Churches
and Christlan Organlzations ln New-York Clty
has instltuted a new department?the vacation
Bible school department.
Just at this season of the year the seminaries
and unlversitiea are closing their doors and
thousands of Christian young men ?nd
women who have shared in the culture and
uplift of these are free to engage in some
earnest effort to impart their knowledge to
the less favored, as in the great corferences
of students at Northfield and Silver Bay. By
utilizing chureh buildings, at the season when
chureh life ls at its lowest ebb, for the better
ment of child life in tenement districts, the
workers are bringing together the negative pol
of need and the positive pole of opportunity for
college zeal. Thirteen chureh buildings of seven
leading Protestant communions wlll be opened
five mornings a week for seven weeks in Juiy
and August, and three earnest university
and college students will be placed in each
?a superintendent and two college women
assistants. One period will be given to a Bible
story suitable for children and to the singing
of carefully chosen hymns to the best music,
the singing being under the care of a good musi?
cal staff. One period will be given to industrlal
work for both boys and girls. The Teachers
College system of sewing, abbreviated and
adapted, will be tnught the girls, and basketry
and hammock making provided for the boys.
Once a week a talk will be given to the chil?
dren on "What to do before the doctor comes,"
or first aid, suitable to their needs, and once a
week on "How to keep the doctor away," or
personal hygiene. This department ls under the
care of a physlcian, who will besides exert over
sight in the schools so that the children's health
may he watched.
Every Monday afternoon a conference of the
entire staff will be held in St. Mark's Chureh
guild room.
This department of work is being instituted
and orgamzed under the oversight of the Rev.
R. G. Boville, who is devoting the entire sum?
mer to the work. and who founded the
movement. He Delieves that the highest type
of young men and young women can be en
listed enthuslastlcally ln a practical work of thls
The committee created to eonduct this new
department comprises the City Mission secre
taries of the Baptist, Congregationai, Methodist,
Protestant Episcopai and other leadin_; com?
munions; the presidents of Union Theological
Seminary and of the City Mission and Tract So?
eiety, and every leading Protestant communion
ln Manhattan and Brooklyn ls represented.
"A seat in the publie school and a spiritual
friend outside it for every child," might well be
the motto of this work. While certain to open
thlrteen schools, the federation could as easily
open twenty, lf the funds were forthcoming at
once, havir.s chureh buildings offered and stu?
dents available.
Any who desire to assist this work may send
eoiuributions to Harvey E. Fisk. treasurer, No.
11 Broadway. M.nhattan. The schools are Pro
Cathedral, Stanton-st.; De Witt Memorial
Chureh, Rivington-st.; Forsythe Street Meth?
odist; German Lutheran. Gth-si.; Young
Men's Christian Association, No. 112 2d-ave.;
People's Home Chureh, East llth-st.; Judson
Memorial; Phclps M.ssl.n Building, East 8Sth
st.; Chureh of Messiah. 95th-st. and Sd-ave.;
Italian Tent, 112th-st. and lst.-ave.; Christ
Chapel. West 3."th-3t.: Congregationai Tent,
Brooklyn; Union Avenue Chapel, Brooklyn;
Bethany Chapel, West 3oth-st.
Father Gabriel Martin and His Associates on
the Way to Molokai.
Father Gabriel Martln, with three other misaion
arjes and two lay brothers of the French Order of
the Sacred Heart of Picpus, arrived in this city
yesterday on the way to the lepers on the laland
of Molokai, where they will spend the rerr.ainder
of their iives. Father Martin goes to take the
place of the latest victim of the dieease, the Rev.
Brother Serapion, who waa stricken in the early
part of the year.
Brother Serapion, as already stated in The Trib?
une. ia conflned ln quarters close to those of the
celebrated Father Damien. The recruits for this
partlcular mission are all young men from the
South of France. Father Martln, untll his seleo
tion for Molokai, preached misslons ln the larger
cltles of France. He and his cempanions are the
guests of the rector of St. Vincent de Paul a
Chureh, in West 23d-st. They will remaln here for
a few days before 8tarting out agaln. To-day they
will call on Archblshop Farley.
Archblshop Farley has made the followlng
changes among the clergy, in addition to those al?
ready announeed: The Rev. Bernard F. McKenna,
of St. Catherine of Genoa's, has been appointed
loc-m tenens at Verplanck, during ihe absence of
the rector* the Rev. Denis O'Donovan. The Rev.
William P. Egan, of St. Josech's, 6th-ave., is as
aigned temporarily to tho chureh at Sylvan Lake.
The Rev. F. YV. Wayrich. of St. Jo_eph"s, is ap?
pointed chaplain of Seton Hospital. Father Ber?
nard Feldhaus, of St. Boniface's, ls appointed as?
sistant rector of St. Joseoh's, Kast STth-st. This
ia a prcmotion.
The annual spiritual eserclses of the clergy,
which havo been conducted during the last three
weeks- "ill clo_e to-day at St. Joseph's Seminary,
Dunwoodie, Bisiiop Cuaack presiding.
The American Sunday School Union issued ita
elghty-flrst annual report yeaterday. The report
shows that the union haa established 2.4SS schools
in the laat year. enrolling 96.800 puplia and teachera
It has dlstrlbutcd a large number of Blbles and
Testamenta to the destltute. The missionar.es of
the union visited in the year 20,000 different fam
iliea. Besides this, the report shows that 14,500
other Bunday schools hava bec-n aided in varioui
"The Sunday School Times" gives aome intimate
glimpaes of John Hay, ln an article in the eurrent
number, entltled "John Hay Aa Hla Paator Knew
Him." The followlng, taken from the article,
ahowa the great care which the late Secretary of
State took in hla work:
He waa a very systematlc worker, aiwaya early
at hla offlce ln the State Department; the most
acceaaible of Cabinet oflleera, the most patient of
listenere, ha yet managed to keep well abreast wlth
his work, and he worked with llttle fr.rtk.r. :r im
worry. Laat Beptember be aald: "I have never lost
un hour'a sleep over any great queatlon that haa
come to me for deciaioin. But I lose much sleep
over the peraonalitles that are Involved. Here ls the
case of a cor.sul dis mls.ed upon overwhelming tea?
tlmony aa an habltual and ecandaloua drunkard.
Here la an application for hla reinstaternent, aet
tlng forth equal testimony that he ls a total ab
atalner. How can I do justice wlth the o^ean be?
tween me and any poasibillty of knowlng the
For Mr. Hay wca emlnently a Just man. He
was broodmlnded enough to see all aidea of every
question; to sea and appreciate the good in all
Tha Rev. Mr. Sanford, of the North Baptist
Chureh. at No. 234 Weet llth-st., wlll deliver a lect
ure on Juiy 20 for the beneflt of the John J. Broun
er memorlal wlndow fund. Mr. Sanford will tell ln
this lecture of hig recent Journey to the great ruina
of Thebea, nearjjr alx hundred mlles un the Nlla.
Along thia river are magnlflcent reltcs of ancient
clviliratlon, whirh have stood the storms of many
centurles. Excellent stereopticon plcturts wlll te
The Howard Publishlng Company, of Morrtatowni,
N. J.. announce the publieation of a new book en
tltled. "Life of Captain Jeremiah O'Erien." by Bl
Rev. Andrew M. Sherman Mr. Sherman Is a h ????
torian who has made an especial study of the his?
tory of Morrtatown. N. J. O'Brlen was a naval
hero of the Revolutlon. He was born at Ktttery,
Me., and became captain of two ve.-sels, the
Machias Liberty and the Dlllgent. that spent their
time ln harassing British shipptng about New
At the West End Presbyter'.an Church the ser?
vices wlll be conducted by Dr. John L Withrow.
pastor of the Park Street Church, Boston. ar.d
formerly moderator of the General Assembly. He
will preach mornlng and evenlns. The Rev. Will?
iam Bishop Gates. assistant mintster. is to preach
in the Washlngton Heights Church. of Washlngton.
to-morrow. The West End Church maintains at
Ocean Grove a summer home for young business
whroen, whlch has been started thta year. Ihe
rs' Guild has a weekly outing in Van Cort
landt Park. The large number of children who
are sent away for the fresh alr of the country
keeps the commlttee constantly active.
The Rev. A. J. Ftaher was recently assigned by
the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Misslons to a
new statlon ln China, Shek-Lung. and a r.ew
house was bullt for the mlsslonary, hta wife and
their small child. Mr. Fisher has just written
friends in thls clty of the "housewarming." or, as
the Chinese call lt, "yap foh" (entire flre), when the
baby was the principal attraction for the natives,
none cf whom would leave without a sight of him.
Without a housewarming, wrltes Mr. Fb'her,
the possession of a house is hardly complete, a~
cordtng to Chinese ideas. Three r.undred invlta
tiens were issued, and a guard was placed at the
gate with lnstructions to admlt no one wlthout a
ticket. In spite .of the guard, about six hundred
got in. The whole house was open to them except
one room, but so large ls the Chinese bump of
curiosity that it was only by main force that the
one room was kept closed. A difficult problem
was the treating of six hundred people lo tea and
cakes. Many were unbldden guests. but to sort
them out was impossible. It was known that thesa
who were unbidaen would. stiil unbldden, take all
thev could get to eat. so the plan was tried of
sendlng the people out as soon as they h-id re?
ceived their portion of good thlngs. Thls worked
well, although some tried to force their wav tacli
for a seeond hflping. The baby was in his ele
ment. Mr. Fisher continues: "We think he ls quite
a mlssiouary, for he brlr.gs the people to us and,
we feel, closer to us. The baby is never happier
than when he has a crowd of Chinese admiiers
around. These will stand rapt, gazing at him for
a lon? time."
To have to refuse the unconditional glft of a
bulidlng and property eetimated to be worth $4,000
(Mexlcan) because of a belief that trouble might
be caused among some of the people, was the un
pieasant experience of the Rev. A. R. Kepler. a
missionary under the Presbyterian Foreign Board
at Soo-Chow. China. The building was an old tem
ple, and was offered to the mlsslonaries by the
trustees ln order that a day school might be opened
there. All the plans were made for the transfer.
The mlssion was to have entire charge of the es?
tate, which has an Income of about $2u0 a year,
and the chiidren of tbe vicinity were to have f-ee
tultion, those from other districts paying small
fees. The people who own the templ* offered lt
without solicitation, because they wanted the prop?
erty used for the education of their chiidren; and
it was offered to the misslonaries because it was
belleved that all the income would be used for the
purpose, none flndlng its wav- to private pockets.
Opposition came from the officials and the gentry
of the district tn which the temple Is. They have
no control over it, and cou.d not prevent its trans?
fer, but they wanted idol worshin contlnued there
and represented to Mr. Kepler that riot ard dis
turbance on a small scale might resuit if the rnls
sionanes took the property. as people of neighbor
Ing villages would s^riously object to the change
lo avotd any posslbiiity of troubie. the plans for a
school were abandoned. Mr. Kepler reports to the
offlces of the board here that no end of law suUs
and rersecutiona limagined and real) might have
resulted. and the missionaries decided to keeo oa
the sale side.
Burt B. Farnsworth. director of tbe educatlonal
department of the 23d-st. branch of the Young
Men's Christlan Association. announees that a spe?
cial course wlll be given at the Institute, beginning
in Oetober and contlnuing until Aprll L Eighteen
of the lectures will be dellvered by Frank L.
Blanchard, a well known Journalist and special
writer. and slx more by prominent specialists m the
advertislng fleld. The aim of the course of ir.btruc
tlon ts to glve young men a thorough knowledge of
the theory and practice of advertislng ln its various
rorms, and to show business men, and especially
snial! shopkeepers, how to t.renare copy and how
to employ the avallable advertising mediums to the
best advantage.
The lectures will be of an emlnentlv practlcal
character, and wlll present for the flrst tlme in
rsew-York a systematic course of lnstruction on a
subject that is of paramount importance to all wbo
seek to build up business through the advertislng
columns of a newspaper or a magazine.
Calvary Baptist?The Rev. Dr. Madison C. Pe?
ters, mornlng: "Good Mothers the Makers of
Great Nattonas"; evenlng: "Ill-Gotten Wealth."
Scotch Presbyterian?The Rev. George H. Wallace;
both services. Marble Collegiate?The Rev. Alfred
E. Myers; mornlng: "The Dellneatlon of Duty";
evenlng: "What tlie Average Man Does iw Be?
lieve." Fifth Avenue Presbyterian?The ReV Dr
O. Campbell Morgan; both services. Holy Commu
nion?The Rev. Dr. Henry Mottet; morning' "The
Endlessness of Influenee"; evenlng: "The *rVi'..d
Life of Christ." St. Paul's Meth .'ist Episcopal?
The Rev. James Oliver Wilson; morning. Metro
polttan Temple; mornlng: "Soclalism of Jesus"
evenlng, "The Strenuous Life."
The feature of the work at the Bible Teachers*
Training School. Lexington-ave. and 49th-st., for
the week beginning Monday next will be the lect?
ures of the Rev. Dr. C. I. Scofleld. the well known
Bible teacher, formerly president of the Northfleid
Bible Training School.
Dr. Scofleld was for many years pastor of the
Moody church at Northfleid. and ta well known as
the author of the Scofleld Bible Correspondence
Course. The general theme of Dr. ScoSeld's lect?
ures will be "Hlghways Through the Bible," as fol?
lows: "The Highway of the Man," "Tha Highwav
of the Natlons," "The Highway of the Lamb.''
"The Highway of the Law," -The Hi^hwav of
the Jew." "The Highway of the King" and "The
Highway of Grace." The lectures wiu begla at 10
o'elock every morning and last one hcur.
The lectures are absolutely free. The lectures
of Dr. Work, Just closed, have been attended by a
large number of Christlan workers. and tl
courae by Dr. Scofleld is attractlng tbe attention
of Sabbath school superintendents, teachers and
many workers in the misslons and churches. as
well aa those who are giving their tiire to the tent
and open alr work under the charge of the Evan
gellstlc Committee of Greater New-York.
The committee representing strategic churches
surrounding Ablngdon Square has decided on
Thursday nlght, July 27, for the union service ln
tiie square. The Sunday sshool children, dressed
ln white. wlll give flowers durlng the service to
lat people that have no church home. As it is
eetimated that ten thousand persons will be
reached on that night. the committee can use all
the flowers offered. Friends may send carnattens
and sweetpeas on the 2Cth aud 27th of the month
to any of the members of the committee.
The Rev. Dr. C. I. Scofleld. of Dallas, Tex.. will
open his week of special Bible conventlon work in
New-Tork Clty, in the Tent Evangel, 57th-st. and
Broadway, to-morrow, at 4 p. m. He will i>i
4 and 8 p. m_ to-morrow. knd nlghtly throughout
tha week. His general theme will be "Ti,
Life in Christ." and his subjects as follows: -The
Fact of the New Life." "The Characteitatics of the
New Life," "The Power of the New Life," "The
Passlon of the New Life." "The Method of the
New Life," "The Aspirations of the New Life" and
"The Goal of the New Life." The Rev. Dr. John
Robertson, the Rev. Dr. O. P. Gifford. the Rev. Dr
J. Q. A. Henry. the Rev. Dr. J. J. Wlcker. the Rev
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman and other well known men
will each preach one week ln Tent Evani.fl thls
season- A striklng charactertstlc of the \
thls tent this season is the large number of men
who have aiready professed converslon. Last Sun?
day 1.006 persons worshtpped ln the tent. Tlie su?
perlntendent, the Rev, G. W. McPherson. and hi*
board of managers are much pleased wlth the
splendld success of thta enterprlse.
Mobile, Ala.. July 11?Caotaln Doe of the steamer
Condor, whlch has arrlved here tr.-m Celba, reportr
that McGill. the negro who murdored the crew and
elght paaaengers of tbe steamer Olympla. baa been
When McGill waa eaptured at El Provlntr he was
placed aboard the Hnndur.in warship La Tumblar
and sent back to Utilla laland. Tbe natives were
greatly wrought up over the murdera and. accord
fng f> Captain Doe. they flrst planned to burn the
it later he waa taken from the offlclals
ar.d lyncbed. The lawa of the island forbid capltal
Store Closes at 12 o'clock
Men's Negligee Shirts at 50c
A fine new lot just received yesterday. made of excellent madras, in all the
inost desirable colorings of the season?blue, pink, brown, tan, zray and heliotrope, |
in many different shades. All are nicely made, over our own model. AI! fresh,
rew and nicely laundered. AH have separate cuffs. Splendid shirts at little co. *
the hot weather davs that require so many.
All regular sizes. 50c each._
Women s Summer Skirts [
At $2.50, worih $5 4? At $4, -worth $7.50
At $3..50, -worth $10 *k At $6.50, zoorth $12
Linen, mohair?all light and dashing and trim.
Carefully tailored skirts that set well over the hips. and hang with a grn.
stylish fiare.
All but the second lot are brand-new for this selling. And they are new this
At $2.50, worth 55?Men's-wear mixtures. light weight. Gores .re ?]?
and finished with tabs.
At $3.50, were $10?Colored linens and canvas weaves; full-plaited, :
thTee plaits.
At $4, worth $7.50?Mohair, in black. blue and gray
At $6.50, worth $12?White linen; sixty-three side plate; stitehed over
Second floor, Broad
The SHOES You Want The Stock
Here are full supplies of exactly the Of BATHING SUITS
shoes wanted for Summer holidavs and - -^ -, .
business days. Prcmpt service and best ?? A<of LomP ete
satisfaetion at Waxamaker's.
Here are a few suggestions:
Women's $2 to $3 Oxfords at $1.50.
We judge the season for Wonien's
Bathing Suits by the actual, not the
Women's Oxfords at $2, worth $3. j ttode, calendar.
Men's Tan and Black Oxfords at $1.90, Therefore women who haven't bonijht
worth $2.50. '', . ? , ?._______
Men's Rubber-soled Oxfords at $1, worth j the new ?"* and scan-dy expect to find
$150. good stvles in the stores, this late in the
atR75cbtor"$ll25. Sneak<5" f?r mCn "* }m j season"" will be delighted.
Children's "Whlte Duck Button Shoes.
slzes 7 to 2, at $1, worth $1.50.
Small Children's White Duck Gibscn
Ties. welted soles; sizes ? to 8, $1.50.
Barefoot Sandals?the best sort?welted
soles; sizea o to !?__, at $1 and $1.25. At $3 to $12 each.
Fourth avenue. Second floor, Broadway.
Equipped with new, stylish, becoming,
reliable suits in full assortment?espe?
cially in blue or black mohair.
The Under-Price Store
10c Faney Chambray Ginghams at 5c a yard
Imitation Torchon Laces at One Half Their Worth
Madras Shirt-Waists at $1 Each, worth $1.25 to $2.25
Women's Silk Gloves at 35c a Pair, worth 50c
Women's Lisle G!o*.es at 25c a Pair, worth 35c
Medium-weight Bedspreads at $1, lnstead of $1.50
25c and 35c French Tooth Brushes at 15c Each
Bath Sprays at 25c Each, instead of 50c
Men's Jean Drawers at I5c, were 25c
Men's Half Hose at 12'_c a Pair, worth 18c
Women's Stockings at 12*4 c a Pair, worth 18c
Fbrmerly A. T. 3tewart & Co.. Broadway, Four:h Av.niie, Ninth ani Tenth .Streets.
Plans for Huge Plant Approved by the Board
of Estimate.
Two weeks ago the Board of Estimate recelved
from a commission, headed by Cary T. Hutchinson,
a long report on a proposed svstem and plant to
light the city wlth eleetricity. The cost. as ahown
by the report, which covered 135 printed pages. was
eet at J7,56T,0OO. The board ls on record as favorlng
a municlpal electric Ughtlng plant, and the requisite
sites have already been acquired. The Hutchinson
commission's report was referred to Mr. Lewis.
chlef englneer of the Board of Estimate. to make
a synopals. Mr. Lewis reported yesterday. and the
board approved his report and authorlaed him to
piepare apeciflcationa Cor a contract for submiasioa
to the Corporation Counsel.
It is proba'ole that Mr. Delany wlll accept the
plans for the contracts early ln September. and at
the nest meeting of the board the work of erectlng
the plant can be authorired.
Actress Says She Has Never Kept a Record
of Eer Financial Statas.
A voluntary petltion ln bankruptcy was flled
yesterday by Miss Isabelle Standlng, otherwiae
known aa Iaabelle Urcjuhart. tha actreaa. Mlss
Crqnhaji says she livea ln Xew-Rochelle. Indebt
edr.ess is acheduled at S6.SS3 and assets at $2,113.
The creuitors are Marte Harris, Xew-Rochelle,
servant. $180; John K. Hayward. No. 280 Broadway,
loan, $500. secured by mortgage on petltloner's
furniture; Mme. J. T. Courtney, Xo. IS West 23d
st.. coraets. $50; E. M. Bull. New-Rochelle. dalry
supplies. $102; E. Ormonde Powers. Xo. SS Park
How. lo:in. $-30; Mme. Vernon. Xo. 224 Eaat 69th
at.. dresses, $177; William Enwlgner & Co.. Xew
Rochelle. coal, $61; Mra. Blrmtngham. Xew-Ro?
chelle. planta, $60; A. E. Holborn. Xew-Rochelle,
rl-h, $50; Henry Maerlander, No. 6 Weat 2_th-a_,
fura, $$1; George H. Dorr. New-Rochelle. interlor
decoratlona. $20: F. J. Keelway. New-Rochelle,
livery. $37; 3. Davla, Xo. 200 Weat 2Hh-at.. dressea,
$13; H. XV. York. Xo. 71 Broadway. loan. $500;
Mme. Mathllde. Xo. 966 Lenos-ave.. treaaea. $247.
The petitioner alao owea about $2,000 to actora
and actresaea for aervicea in connectlon with "The
Turkish Texan." in which company ahe statea she
was a third owner. The asaeta consiat chiefly of
a lot ln Woodlawn Cemetery, vaiued at $105;
cash. $S0; wardrobe. $50; household gooda, $600;
depoaited in Second Xatlonal Eank. $3 69.
In the petition Mias L'r ^s that aha
never llved in any one place long enough to keep
rd of her financial statua.
Will Give $100 to Encourage Agricuitore
and Stock Breeding in Suffolk County.
The Long Island Rallroad. ln pursuance of its
pgilcy of co-operating with the farmers in its ter?
ritory. haa offered $100 in prlzea to the farmers of
Suffolk County for the beat products ln agrlculture
and atock breeding. The prlses ara aa followa:
For the beat three-y.ax-old horae ralaed ln Suffclk
County. $15; aecond. $10.
For the best exhlblt of cauliftower ralaeu in
S-ffolk Coun.y. $15; aecond. $10.
ihe woman who ahowa the largeat returns
from poultry and eggs ralsed ln Buffolk County.
$15; second. $10.
For tha greatest value of vegetablea produeed on
one acre of ground ln Suffolk County by any one
farmer, $_5; aecond, $10.
President Peters, ln behaif of the railroad, has
offered the prlses ln a letter aent to Edward
Thompson. prealdent cf the Suffolk County Agrt
cultural Sceiety. and the priiea wiU probably be
awarded at the annual county falr of
held at Rlverhead in the latter part of September.
Four Charges Against Philadelphia s
Former Filtration Chief.
Philadelphia. July 14,-Two indietments
found to-day by ihe grand jury against John W.
Hill. ex-chlef of the Filtration Bureau. 1
dlctments charge forgery. uttering a for-je-.
ment. falsiflcation of records and concurrin*
falslflcatton of reeord3 Mr. H:l! recently ?.-,
He received $17,000 a year, the highest sala.
to any clty offlclal. A few days after his r
tlon he was arrested and held in $8,000 h
with forgery. Later he waa rearreated on a
charge and required to furnish $2,000 au-..
The Indietments were on testimony prese..
the magistrate s hearing. It wis in ?
Mr. Hill, whlle chlef of the Fiitratton B ire..
been lnstrumentai in falslfying statements
work done on the city filtration plants. -
a result the contractors re
of dollars to which they were not ent.
Mr. Hill's arrest was on* result of Mayor Weav?
er* crusade for good government.
Would Make No DeHnite Statement About
Meeting at Waldorf-Astoria.
M-iyor Weaver of Philadelphia came to New
\ York yesterday to held a conference w.
counsel, Elihu Root. and others
evenlng at the WaJdorl-Astoria. The:
present Mayor Weaver, Mr. Root. Julten T
and his partnei*. Mr. Auerbach.
Of the results of the conferer
. aald:
Our conference haa conautr-.ed ?-*.* entlre vrwn
j tng ar...
: exactly wliat has u.e:.
- the results '.hus far attained lia
i satisfaetory to me.
I shall leava the clty to-morrow m
whether to go dlrectly back to _
- my summer cottage I have aot
. ent, if there are to 1
morrow they wlll have to be h<
The branch af the New-Tork Pubiic Library st
No. 103 West l__5th-st. was formally opened
public yesterday afternoon. .\l_red J .
-Servicre Commisaioner. presided. as tbe repr.
Bve of Mayor McClellan. There was n
tngton, of the committee on
Y. rk Publlc Library.
This library ts the thirty-eec_>r..:
circulation department of the Ses
Library and ts the flfth opened dlrectly I
library. The other twenty-seven w
tbrougb consolidat'ona
The building is the twelfth of t
the C. t It has on its ahelvee M0M
to-day. Gertrude Cohen la
Denylng that tbe w.-eck of tta fast omtamaaet
traln. near
negligenc* of its employes. t_M fBBBi
y Company yeaterday tltad anawer \B "?&?
rt to ;he suit brou*ht by Clan-nce *
Opper, ot thta clty. who asked $??M daa-Sgso BB
. ,._A
Mr. Opper's s-.;.
asainct th*

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