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Y~ LXV. ? K? 21.427. t^^^^T^.arnuu. NEW-YORK. SUNDAY, JULY 16. 1905.-5 PARTS. FIFTY-EIGHT P^GES PRICE FIVE CENT8. PRESIDENT SPEAKS OUT. ORDERS COTTOS PROBE. I -1 Says Holmes Is a Greater Scoundrel than a Thief. Qjliw Bay. N7 Y.. Juiy .-.-Prealdent Rooae reit has determined that the acandal growing eut of the cotton report leaks tn the Depart ment of Agriculture ahall be probed to the bot? tom. He holda that the man or men respomn ... for the leaks are culpable ln even greater d^croe than lf they had stolen money outright fro-.ii the government. He P^csea that A?o ctate Statistlcian Holmr* agalnat whom ?loo. eUegat.ons are made. shall be P?^h* " " * ta to secure his arrest and con.-Ctlon VTZ^^Z,Ui^t?e?or,?^ j <_.,* >?_ ^orrrtary \N Uson Inrootigatlan conducted b> -.ecrcun. interest. The general results have been pifiiillwl _o him. together with auch rec omm.ndations as Secretary Wilson had to make. The President took rroir.pt and decisive actlon. J!- ref-rrert the case to the Department of Jus Ith -.:.-tructions that it should recelve 1m ,_ aud careful attention. In aecordance ?with that ordrr Solicitor General Hoyt ls now g a thorough lnquiry into the case. To ne his formal order President Roosevelt wrote the following: letter to Attorney General iy: Itj Dear Mr. Moody: I most earnestly hope I . ery effort will bc made to bring Holmes Uce in connection with the cotton report scandal. Please go over the papers yourself. taun la, ln my judgment, a far greater Rcoandrel than if he had stolen money from the ment. aa he used the government to de iut-iders and to make money for himself .- I for others. Slu-erely youre. 7HEODORE ROOSEVELT. Te Hon. William H. Moody, Attorney General, Boston. Mass. Ln response to the President's letter Attorney '.Joody replled: Boston. Mass.. Juiy 14, 1905. Dear Mr. Prealdent: I have received your let? ter of Ju'y *_, and note with care the anxiety you express that Holmes, the offending official in the cotton case. be brought to justice, if possible. J have kept, through correspoiidenee with the t General, ln close touch with thla in tior!. It shall receive my most earnest leratfon. I will not now express ?n opininn. as I think it better to await the re _ome inve.stigations now in progress in tl ? Department of Justice. At the first season ent I will commurilrate to you the -_ we have- made. and the prospeet of in Oi'-tmen*. Very respectfullv. WILLIAM H. MOODY. To tbe President. Oyster Bay, N. Y. TO ISSUE NEW COTTON EEPOBT. Keratt of Conference Between Secretary Wilson and Trade Leaders. "Yashlngtori. Juiy 15.?Secretary Wilson had a long ne? to-r.ight with President Jordan, of the Bouthern Cotton Association, and Secretary Hes t?.r. of the New-Orlean.s Cotton Exchange. as a re? ault of whi.h it ha_ been declded to isaue a new acreage report. to take the place of the re mxaeA ta Jur.e provlded there are sufficlent - ava;Ja_':e to do th6 wcrk. Secretary Wilaon exprotsed blmaelf aa being in avmpathv wlth the genw-U deaire for a new report W-T- H-M*. tht chief statiatician. lt ls said. his expressed himseif ln favor of tbe Iseuance of ?* report. FATHER AND SONS SHOT. The Murdcrers Only Witnesses to Kentueky Killing. IBT TELEGKAPH TO THE TRlBrNE.l Clty, Ky.. Juiy 1..?Frank Smith and _ sons, "William and Manfred. were shot tO death by Scott McQuinn. on Holly Creek, r.ar here, to-day. The causes of the fight may t ever be known. as there was no witness ex? cept John Lane. a brother-in-law of McQuinn. lam and Manfred Smith. each riding a snule, were near the home of Scott McQuinn tbe trouble came up. They had to pas_ the McQuinn home. Manfred Smith fell dead ln the road. William feil ln the barn lou shot le the bead. breast and stomach. It is sup ? '*"_ that William was trying to get to a tree Itor. as he fell near one. Prank Smith, ther. was at his home, nearby, and. beartng the shooting, got his shotgun and came v. to near the barn, and was killed. A Mr. Tyra was on the ground immediately i he trouble. He went into McQuiim's booae and asked McQuini. and Lane who did tbe ki;;;:.g. and McQuinn answered: "We did, I are had to co ir." One of the mules that the Bmltb* were riding wae killed and the other o .e u^s shot. Neither McQuinn nor Lane waa Fred Smith had a revoiver in his hand, * ith two errpty chambers. None of the p<*r. ons .'. ed had been drlnking. Thert may be more trouble. IXCOME MAY BE GOXE. Mother of Charles Barkcr's Child Is Said to Have Lost Annuity. [BT TE_E3R__P._ TO TEE TBIB-XE.] Middletowa. N. Y . Juiy 15.?Great Interest haa rouatd here by the report that tbe Income of Adclaidt Siringer. mother of the four-year-old * Cbaciae Barker. of Now-iork. has been She has had lhe income for yeara. Eajker was one of three heirs to the estate of G?_rg? liell. of New-York, and aasigned lhe Income 99 ot h;s Interest in the eatate to M:as ? *. who was his houaekeeper when he llved ' :_1 Valley. Tbe Bell executors dld not rec i vr:?t the 9llVjlilHMiT. and Mlss Siringer sued. get tt_tf _. rard-Ct. It la uaid that Misa Strlnger re etfwed en tn~ome of $5,000 a year untll lately, when lt wa* cut to IT.fftt Now it is done away wlth aatlrely. greatly aurprlaed at ber InceoM K. She ls sa:d to be a member of an *>Zterm con>pan> which is at Waterhury. Conn . this ger'a ar.d Hark* rs attorneys ro T.,8* \? d*ny or afllrm J"e report tofitcbt, aaylng "-* S'i.t per ? o ..& reli ail ihe arlsl ? known. HOTHEES MISTAKE COSTS SON'S UFE. 8he Shoots Twelve-Year-Oid Boy. Thinking He Is a Burglar. *". Va., Juiy i:.?Tilden I..-:-. tbe :ear-old son of Town Marshal Tat* Elaaa, *" Bhot aud lastant y killed tarly ;hia morning ^yhle mothfr. who ntta-oofe him for a burgl_r. T1** :ojr aros? .n h'a leeu . nd wand re i gjb -Wae. h;? gaatbu beard i.:m. and .uletly ? r. S'.,._t: afterward sh<r saw a Com oo Um i*of of a i<orch. moving Btealtblly tbrot_gb b_ I J?"tn winlow, or.<J gba llred. I waa some i!n.e b* - gr* ahe eu;r.: ^aita, whe re sh. found body of ber '"ii. *t la feared that ihe rboek _9?y prove fatai t<- ber 'l-ath'.r 4r!ightfi_l Jn lh*> Adlr^ Sgjy elght to iwelve - V.rk bj ,?r*r y,,ry Central. A <u BRAYTON IVES LAID LOW. Young Man. Pushei fiom Pier, Pummels New-York llanker. Ossining, N. Y.. July 15.?A quairel between Brayton Ivea. the New-York bankei. and Bert ram Robln?on, the son of Frank Robinson, was tha taik of the village to-day. Tlie oountry homes of Mr. Ives and Frank Roblnaon, who ia a aon-ln-law of Dr. BenJamin Brandreth, join each other on the river bank. about two miles north of Ossining. Mr. Ivea haa a private pier on hia eatate. at which he lands every evening from hia yacht on his return from New-York. Young Robinson. who ia an athletic colleglan, about twenty-tw? yeara old, has a aixteen-foot launch. and ho took a sail ln it last evoning, puttlng in at the Ives pier on his return. as there is none on the Roblnaon prop? erty. When Mr. Ivea arrived on his yacht he found the launch ut the pier, Roblnaon having juat left iL It is supposed that Mr. Ivea either doea not know the young man by sight or failed to recognize hlm. for lt is said that on seeing Rob? inson he demanded to know what he was doing there. Hot words passed between the men. and finally Ives, it is alleged, pushed Robinson into the water. Robinson was not slowr in getting back, and shot out his right fist, knocking Mr. Ives down. The quartermaiiter of Ives's yacht then took a hand, and was knocked Into the river. While Robinson was attending to the quarter master Mr. Ives started up the steps that lead up the embankment to his home. He was pur sued by Robinson, it is said. after the latter had dieposed of the quartermaster, and was pulled down the steps. Then the fight was continued, ending only when the young man's mother ap? peared. a WOMAN SWIMMER LOST. Dr. McConncll Recovers Body of Gen. Hancock's Granddaughter. iBT TELEGRAPH TO THB TBIBCXE.". Eaaton, Md., July 15.?Miss Gwynne H. Law? rence, aged eighteen years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac I-awrence, of No. 15 East 90th-st? New-York, and granddaughter of the late Gen? eral Wlnfield Scott Haneock, was drowned in Mills River this afternoon. She had been visit ing Miss Violette Lockwood at her summer home, the Villa, on Miles River, three miles from Baston. ln company with Miss Lockwood and Law? rence Weatherill, of Boston, who is also a vis? itor at the Villa, she went In bathing ln the river. After belng in the water some time, Mr. Weatherill and Miss Lockwood. both good swim mers, started to swim across the river, leaving Miss Lawrence, who was not an expert swim mer, behlnd. After they had neariy reached the opposite shore they looked back. and, not seeing Miss Lawrence, feared something had happened to her and returned to the Villa slde of the river. They called to her, and. receiving no answer, went in searched for her. She could not be found at the house, nor any where upon the river shore. After dragging the water four hours, her body was found by Dr. S. D. McConnell, rector cf All Kouis' Protestant Eptsconal Church, New York. It ls suppoued that after her friende left her. she accideptally got beyond her depth. RULE AGAINST MITCHELL. Federal Court Denies Neto Trial in Land Fraud Case. Portland. Ore., July 15.?Judge I>e Haven, in the federal court thls afternoon. overruled a mo? tion of John H. Mitcheil, United States Senator. for a new trlal. Mitchell was recently convicted of using his offlce as United States Senator in the further anoe of the legal practice of the law flrm of Mitchell & Tanner, of this city. The flrm was drcply engaged in legal work in connection wlth public lands in thls State. Attorneys for the defence obtalned a week ln which to file a bill of exceptions and a wrlt of error, and Judge De Haven did not pass sen tence. Motions for a new trial were overruled on every poinL ?_ . JOHN HICKS MINISTER TO CHILI. Wisconsin Man Gets Post That Might Have Gone to H. W. Bowen. Oyster Bay, Juiy 15.?It was announced to-day that the President had appointed John HIcks, of Wisconsin, United States Mlnlater to Chlll. MInister Hicks's commission was signed to-day and he wlll soon proceed to his post. He suc ceeds Henry L.. Wilson, who was transferred to B.lgium. It is thought that had Herbert W. Bowen remained in the service he would have been named a3 Minister to Chlll. William G. Le-vis, of Colorado, was appointed to-day to be surveyor general of Colorado, under the General Land Office. The President also to-day signed the commis sions of the offleers of the reorganized lst Reglment of the District of Columbia National Guard, together with those of some newly ap? pointed offleers on the staff of Brigadier General George EL Harries, in eommand of the District mllltla. m 0TJTD00R ETJCHEE IN PITTSBURG. Vacant Lot Necessary to Hold Watchers at Contest. (BY TELKGI-AFH TO THE XBIBUBB.] Pittsburg. July 15.?Pittsburg has gone crazy over euchre. So great has been the rlvalry among players in the 9th Ward that a game was played under electric lights In a vacant lot last night before about a hundred persons. Martin Brehler. of the Sth Ward, ls one of the champlon prize wlnners of the ward ln euchre contest*. ^ was decided that Brehler and Willlam J- Sullivan, a school director. should play against Edward A. Sweeney, select coun rilman and Richard E. Haley. The four men 17. 1- ?Vri?" on the ground. and Sweeney and -Halev' W-a-iy wof? ,Jie *ame without th<"'r ?P** Jonent* scoring a slngle polnt. FINDS BROTHER AiTER SIXTY YEARS. Man Long Believed Dead Heard from in the West. [BV -EI.K-5RAJ-'* IO THE TW-KJW. 1 . ' i..,,. Tu_v lo ? T M. Fields, sixty Wllkesbarre, 1 enn.. Ju.y to. i. ?,. * two vea-r ol.l ot BlOOBBArBtM. has Just discovered ? p r Abiahair.. who T. M. Fields had be , v Fieldaaa besides himself allve. He -.... ?i?pv frum home in lau w su ' f . v . .1 of hlm agaln. It was aupposed gZfflmt tm.th.. Wlll ?H?r? ff.i. CLARK UNDER KNIFE BRAIN ABSCESS REMOVED. Montana Senator Besting Comfort ably at His Home. An operation waa performed on 8enator Will? iam A. Clark, of Montana. for an abaoeas of the brain. at hla home. No. 175 Weat 58th-9t-. yes? terday afternoon. It ls understood that he la rallytn* from the operation and restlng eomfort ably. A favorable outcome of the lllneae le expected. although, aa the operation waa a ae rleua one. It wlll probably be several days be? fore recovery la aasured. The operation waa performed by Dr. Jamea F. McKernon, of No. 62 West 52d-st. Senator Clark was taken 111 ten days ago whlle In Butte. Mont., and immediately came to this clty. The operation was soon afterward deter 8ENATOR W. A. CLARK. Who was operated on yesterday at hls home her* for abscess of the brain. mined on. The Senator was out driving on Frl? day afternoon and was ln good condltlon for the operation. Senator Clark's immediate famiiy is in Paris. With the Senator at hi3 5Sth-sL home are hls son-in-law, Dr. Morris, and hls private secre? tary. Last night the private secretary gave the fol? lowlng statement: Owing to a slight trouble wlth his middle ear since his former operation for mastoiditls, Senator W. A. Clark declded to have a radical operation performed, whlch was successfully done to-day at his residence by Dr. James F. McKernon. The Senator is convalescing rapidly and expecta to be about ln a few days. Dr. McKernon was called by Senator Clark Friday night. He decided. after examination. that an operation was imperative on aeoo**-^ of the Senator :* critical cond!*ton. Arr-i;.^- ? ments were made at once. with the entire eon sent of Senator Clark, who understood that tba operation was in the. nature of a laat resort to save his iife. At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon he was placed under the influence of ansesthetics and the op? eration begun. The skull was trepanned, a piece of bone about two inches by one ?nch and one half being removed. It was found that the abscess had resulted from suppuration of the middle ear on the ieft side. The bone had be? come diseased, and the pus had burrowed its way to the brain. It was necessary to remove a portion of the bone at the base of the brain at the left side. The present illness resulted from an attack of pneumonia the Senator had last February. Sen? ator Clarke never fully recoverd from this sick ness. and three weeks ago he was seized with violent pains in the left side of his head. An examinatlon showcd that an acute inflammation of the middle ear resu'.ting from the pneumonia had never wholly subsided. At 11:35 o'clock Dr. McKernon, who had just left the bedside of the Senator, paid that the patient was doing nicely and thnt his condition was so favorable that he did not think it would be necessary to return until this morning, unless there was some unexpected change. RESCUE BY M1LITIAMEN. Xegro Soldiers Save Xegro Poiice? man in Chicago. Chicago, Juiy 15.-Members of the Eighth | Regiment, I. N. Q., rescued a colored police- j man from a erowd that was threatening a lynching last night in 37th-st., near the Rock I Island tracks. The poiiceman was Fred Locke, who was appointed recently fur strike duty. In trying to escape from a mob he opened fire with his revoiver shooting Julia McHugh, elghteen years old. A erowd of several hundred persons sur rounded the man, bent on killlng him, but the Eighth Regiment soldiers came to his as slstance. About twenty negro mllitlamen were on their way to the Eighth Regiment Armory, prepar atory to startlng for their annual encampment at Sprlngfield. They heard tho shots and rushed in the direction whence the sounds came. The militiamen were in full uniform and annid with rifles. Some of the more desperate men had rushed in on Locke and disarmed him. He had been knocked down and was belng trampled upon, when the militiamen appeared with thelr rifles. Locke was taken to the hospital, where his injuries were dressed. and later he was locked no. The girl's injury b_ not serlous. The trouble was due to an attempt by Locke to disperse a erowd that was jeerlng a non-union teamster. TELEPHONES ON BARBER CHAIRS. Paterson Shop Tries Experiment to Bring Business Men's Trade. Paterson, N. J., Juiy 15.?Telephones on bar? ber chairs aro the latest innovatiun in Paterson. and so popular ls the plan that before long lt la expected other barbers in the city will have telephones lnstalled. The barber shop in the Romaine Building is the only one, it ls be? lieved. in the United States whlch can boaet of havlng telephones on its chalra. Through them it la possible for a buainesa man, while belng shaved. to hold constant communication with his office. The barber in charge aaya that he put In the telephones aa an experiment, and he haa been eoiigratulated by several of hls customera, who are unanln.oua ln thelr opinlon that, while the plan ia a novel one. It ia aoon to become popu? lar In other places. Bohn's Homeopathic __ax_Liivea keep your liver _ n.l tnteatlnea active and inaure perfsct haalth.? "PULL" OF NO AVAIL BONAPARTE'S SHOCKER. Secretary of Navy Beverses Morton*8 Order and Turns Down ContractorB. f-TtOK THK TRIBUCT. BCai_.tr. 1 Washlngton. Juiy 15.?Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte gave to-day a decision which ia re ' garded as likely to prove signiflcant of his entire I administration. Mr. Bonaparte bas ordered that ; 8ecretary Morton's order. transferring W. G. Walker and F. R. Harris, navy clvll englneera. from the Charleston Navy Yard. be t eecinded.and ! by so dolng has dellvered a body blow to the ex ? ercise of political "pull" on the part of con I tractors for government work. It appears that i through thelr annoying Insistence the New-York j Continental Jewel Filtration Company. whlch ls engaged ln construction wprk at the Charleston I Navy Yard. lived up to Its contract. Messrs. | Walker and Harris made themselves objection able to John Dougherty, president of that com? pany. and Mr. Dougherty found it necessary to warn the lieutenants that a continuation of their course would lead him to apply to the Navy Department for their removal. As the young men did not heed Mr. Dougherty's warning, he presented the case to the Navy Department and, it is claimed, secured the assistance of sev? eral prominent members of Congress to rein force his arguments. Be this as it may, Secretary Morton. actlng on a report of Admirai Endicott, approved an order for the transfer of Messrs. Walker and Harris to other polnts, such report lnvolvlng no reflectlon on the offlcers. Thls order had not gone into effeet, however, when Secretary Bona? parte assumed charge of the Navy Department, and he has now, with the approval of the Presi? dent, rescinded the order for transfer and the contractors will continue to be annoyed by the vigilance of Messrs. Walker and Harris. Theie is much gratiflcation at the Navj* De? partment over the action of the Secretary, as It is held that the previous order must have made more dlffleult than ever the duties of offlcers detailed to supervise the work of dvil lan contractors. who are not prone to glve the government more than the specifications de? mand. It is pointed out that simllar instances of the exertlon of political influence have resulted in the unfortvnate condition now existing at the Schuylkill Arsenal at Philadelphia, and have aiwaya hampered the efforts of Quartermaster General Humphreys to remedy that condition. lt has been all along expected that those who sought by political influence to place private or political interests above those of the govern? ment wculd flnd Secretary Bonaparte difflcult to deal with, but it was hardly expected that he would so soon flnd an opportunity to demon strate hls singleness of purpoae in this respect. In the course of his report to the President. whlch ls based on an exhaustive investlgation i of the circumstances made by Assistant Secre j tary Darling. Secretary Bonaparte says: ! ^l16 ^fsistant secretary says Justlv of this contracting company: "It has not been incltned to exceed the specifloatlonS in the quality of I ?w Pr??uce_(-' a.nd the evldenee tends to show | tnat without rigorous inspection the work . wxu d not be equal to that called for in tha . ract. _-.?__ V:'s,..?wth Kk? aocuraor- ?f *he civil en gin.e?.: T*e engineers, Walker and Harr's have been vigilant and conscientious in the d s charg. of their duties and have held the con? tractor up to the specifications." This contractor haa repeatedly requeated that these supervisors of its work be replaced by others, and the department flnally compliei with its request. Whatever might have been the merits of such action, if taken spontane ously or under other circumstances, I am com? pelled to look upon lt as unfortunate when thus induced and under the circumstances actually existing. ln my opinion its moral effeet would be probably undesirable for contractors for gov? ernment work and supervLsing offlcers. and on the whole, unsatisfactory both within and with? out tne service. I thlnk. also. that in the present instance it is liable to serlous misconstruction. Among the papers referred by you to the department In connection with the present case is an affldavit by a stenographer formerly employed hv the contractinng company. Thls afflant is a dis mlssed employe. who reveals voluntarlly wh.it he profe-S'.-s to have aseertained while servtng in a confldentlal capacity, and his evldence is. of course entirely ex parte, given without any opportunity for cross-examinatlon or contra diction. U ithout corroboration hls testimony would be entitled to little weight, but it ls corroborated, on the whole, rather strongly by severa! undis puted and more or less signiflcant facts, and if he is to be believed at all. the offlcers of thia company consulted together and took action with a view to securing the removal of these offlcers through the exercise of what they called "political influence" some two months or more before Mr. Dougherty's vi.it to the Secretary. If this attempt was in fact made. there is not, Indeed, a scintilla of proof that it was in any wise sueies. ful. But the boa. tful and arrogant talk of some of the company's offlcers and em? pioyes on the subject seems to have led to sen sational publlcatlorts in certain newspapers, whieh the orders in question unluckily appeared, ln some jnea__sre, to verlfy. It is of such impor? tance that this department. should not only fair? ly deserve, but also fuily enjoy, pnbllc confl dence. that any action on its part whlch tray possibly lead. however unjustly, tn any loss uf fuch confidence, would seem to be evidently Inexpedient. Flnally, I think the orders of June 15 were objectionable In that, under all the rireum atances. they might pos.ibly arouse in persons Imp^rfectly acquainted wlth the facts a sus piclon that the department has undisdosed r<=a sons to be dissatisflcd with the eonduct of Clvll Engineers Walker and Harris. Conslderatlon of the fa'-ts developed convinces me that under all attendant circumstances a mistake was made when theve orders were is? sued. This mistake I deem it my duty to ror rect. Unle.s. therefore. insfructed to the con trary by you. I shill revoke the above men? tioned orders and dlrect th" two nficers ahcv? mentlon*d to r?main at their post of present duty until further orders. TYPHOID FEVER IN EVERY HOUSE. Small Town in Pennsylvania Visitsd by Ex traordinary Epidemic. Plttsburg. Juiy 15,?Typbotd fever is epidemic at Collln^sburg, a small town twenty-flve (mlles ?OUtfewoat of her'. There are about thirty houses ln the vlllage, and in every hou. e there are from one to ' ?? cases of the dlseaae Five children of ;i named I.ltt have died. and a num? ber of Oiiier families have lost one or more members. Physicians se.m unabl. tn check the scourge. -a ? SAILED WITHOUT MISS ROOSEVELT. Party Forced to Pnrsue the Manchuria in Tug and Launch. Honolulu. Juiy 15.?Returning from AVaikikl. Misa Roosevelt Mra. Dubois. Senator N-wlanda and Congre-. m!in Limgworth, who were guests of Sher? iff Brown. were too late for the steamer Man? churia whlch had already left the wharf. They ;iken out on a tUK whlch was carrylng a lar?re number of eltiaens to bid the party farew.-n ai;d wera lr?r_i fcrred t<> a launch ln the open sea and then ca' ? 1 to t" e Manchuria. BURGLARY. THEFT AND LARCENY. Before closlnt. your home for the summer secure a pollcy tn THE flDJSUTT AXD CASUALTT COMPANY. Pollclea cover loaaea due to burglars and aneak thievea and guarantae the honeaty ot B-Tvanta. For ratea and particulara. apily to any brok?r or to 6? Pine Street. N*iw-Y<>rk Cltjv Advt TEN HURr IN SUBWAY. Injured in ColUsion of Three Trains at 187thrst. Yard. Ten men were Injured ln a crash between trains ln the Eaat Side subway yards at 137th at- yesterday afternoon, three of whom were I taken to the J. Hood Wright Hoapltal, othera j being attended by physlclans. The offlclals of i the Interborough Company failed to report the j accident. except to tell the police that the men ! had been Injured washing car windows. Seventeen cars were partlally wrecked, the glass flylng in every directlon from the impact of the colllsion. Esoapes among the workmen were of the narrowest character. The Injured treated at the J. Hood Wright Hospital were Sylvester Devlne, of No. 427 West 54th-st.; John Davle, of No. 274 Weat 175th-st.. and Peter Ham. of No. 319 East 56th-st. There are seven or eight tracks in the yards at i thls polnt ln the subway. one of the eentre tracks being used for express trains and another for local trains, while two to the east and as many to the west are used for the storing of cars so that the wheels and alr brakes and other . equipment may be Inspected. Two trains atood on one of the westerly tracks shortly before 2 o'elock. They were eighteen or ? twenty feet aparL A third train was comlng | south from a cross-over switch at about 13Sth-st., on the same track, preparatory to Inspection, when lt got beyond the control of the motoranan. It was said that there were airbrakes on the flrst car of the train and on none of the other cars. Owing to this the train was not In con? trol at any time after full speed had been put on, according to a statement made last nlght by an eyewitness. When the motorman in charge of the train ap proaching from the south realized that he could not stop his train before lt crashed into the train at rest he Jumped. Such was the force of the collision that the rear car of the flrst train at rest telescoped into the front car of the seeond train. The two cars that had been telescoped were thrown over almost on their sides, blocking the track to the west of the express track as well as the one Immediately west of that. Glass ln almost all of the seventeen cars In? cluded in the three trains waa smashed. Pits are between the tracks where the two trains were, for the employes to stand while at work on the running gear of the cars. In theae I pits were most of the men injured. Sylvester Devine, a wlreman, waa one of those who were severely cut ar.d more or less serlously : bruiscd by belng caught between the cars at the ' side of the trains that had been in collislon. j John Davis was the most serlously injured, lt ! being reported that his head was cut, laying open the skull. Many of the men at wcrk in the yards in the ? immedlate vicinity were saved by the shout that went up when the men saw that the crash was impending. The gates leading to the street at 137th-st. \ were at once ordered locked, and no one was ad mitted unless he had the pass of the Interbor- ; ough. A patrolman was on the scene a fe%v min utes after the accident oeeuried. It was he who simmoned the ambulances, two of which "hurried to the wreck from tbe J. Hood Wright Hospital. ' An express train running south haif a minute . after the accident happened narrowly scaped crashing Into the car which had been smashed. ; The switoh leading to those on which the i wrecked cars wore standing had been closed; . otherwise the accident would have been of far greater magnitude. That a colllsion had taken place in the sub- : way w.is known to hundreds of peopie, who con- 1 gregated about the station when the ambu- ? lances reached the scene. No report of the ac cident was made to Police Headquarters. with the exception of a report that two men had been ; thrown from a ladder. Nothing probably would have been heard of tho accident lf the relatives of one of the men . had not made inqutry, whlch developed the fact that the man was in the J. Hood Wright Hos- I pital suffering from injuries received in the ac- , cident. Two wreckins crews were at work f'?r seven or eight hours clearing the tracks. BARGE SINKS SCHOONER. Latter's Cu_ ain Says Appeal for Aid Was Refused. Vineyard Haven. Mass, July 15.?The British schooner Nimrod, Captain Hilton. bound from Edgewater, N. J.. for Halifax with a eargo of coal, was run down and sunk by an unknown barge, while passing through the narrow chan? nel of Pollock Rip Slue early to-day. Her crew of flve men was landed here to-night by the tug Astral. Tlie weather was very thlck at the time. and the Nimrod was running through the slue be? fore a fresh southwest breeze, when. off the Gas Buoy. a tug with three barges was met. The tug and two of the barges passed. but the last barge swerved slightly. and struck the Nimrod on the port side, cuttlng her down below the water line. The flve men barely had time to launch the stern boat when the Nimrod fllled and went down a short time afterward. Tho tu? kept on after the collision and dld not stop to aecertain the damage. although Captain Hilton balled the vessel ln response to an in qulry, and stated that the schooner was sinking. He says the only reply to his cry for help was "Guess you're all right.*' The to-.r disappeared within a minute. The five men rowed to the Pollock Rip Lightshlp and were taken on board. During the forenoon the tug Astral, bound west with two barges. took the men on board and landed them here to-nlght. The Nimrod was a tvvo-masted schooner of 118 tons and was four years old. She was valued at $6,0oo and carrled a eargo of 200 tons of hard coal. She lies directly la the slue and Is a seri ou.*4 obstrucrion to navigation. a BOODLERS TO GO FREE. Prosecutor Fears It Is Impossible to Get Convictions. [BT TE-J-O-tAl-H TO THE TRIBUNE. 1 Kansas City. Mo.. July 15.?Mr. Sager. the tit. Louis ilrcuit Attorney. is of the opinion that it is impossible to obtaln convictions ln any of the re mainiiiB boodle cases. ? I believe the country Juriea allow thelr oppoat tion to this cttaM to be neutrallaed by a feallng ot recentnu-nt agairust lnfon.iers. In the city. while th-- -4*-iitlment ..?alnst the crime ta aa strong ai ever. sympathy for the men lnvolved ls growing |t ts ii..lm-ed in part by a feelfng that the.se men have been punlshed and have suffered enough. I have had men of h_g**?,J^-inding impor tune me to disniiss the r<-mainlng boodle cases. ad -at.clng the uaaoaa BtateaV Thla is idle. unhealthy and niaudlln. "1 urn golng t>? proseeute these cases with all the. abillt.v i *'hu cr.iu.ati.i. Ti.e .-tueatton ls. Qkn tn ? !" la?*a un.'. '*'?**> i'f jurlspi ivlai tha question of gullt to Jurl".-.. or will sympathy .ind maudltn aentiraental Itv be Denattted to sweep aaMa tht obligationa of thoae who art- charged vvKh the enforvetnent ?l llMr?3**?er. who aucceeded Mr. Folk aa Circuit Attofney of St. Louia. has been tinfortur.ate la Wa boodle cases. tlie two iried hoth resulting tn ac aultlala MRS. JANET WILSON SHOT. ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. Walter Langdon Says She Wb* Worried About Money. [ar Tn_.iu.Tt to tbte rarat..al Bridgeport. Conn.. Juiy 1.",.?Mrs. Janet Wil? son. who escaped from tbe Hudson Rrrtr Her pital for the Insane several daya ago. shot ber aelf. probably mortally. to-nlght at about ?"? o'clock. She sat on the edge of her bed befor* a mirror. Nea- her at the time was seated her young friend. Walter Langdon. who came to th Waahlngton Bridge Tavem with her last Thura? day. Dr. Lewis. of Stratford. was summoned and found Mrs. Wilson in a precartous condltlon. and unconscious. A hack was ordered and. taking Mra. Wilaon in his arma. Mr. Langdo carrled her dowrurtairs and into the carrlage They were driven to the Bridgeport Hospital Mrs. Wilaon recovered conaciousness on tho wav to the hospital and, between her aootL she pleaded with Mr. Langdon to save her. "I want to live: I want to flve! Wby dld T act so fooliehly?" she moaned. The physicians at the hoapltal have been un able to flnd the bullet, and glve only falnt hopea of her recovery. An internal hemorrhsfs ie feared. Mrs. WUson'a. father, Philip Love. of _*?? York, and Dr. Wilson. her husband. who ta aold to live in Middletown. thls State. were taso graphed ta Up to a late bour no word bad bean received from Mra Wilson's husband. Walter Langdon. when aeen at the hospital to-nigbi. was greatly diaturbed. He made tbo followtcg statement: Mrs. Wilson and I came to tbe Washlngton Bridge Tavern on Thursday. We took ad Joining rooma Our flnatnces arere getting low. and this morning early I went to New-York to see a friend of Mrs. Wilson's. Hla narno is Charley, but without ber coosent I eannot dl vulge hls last name. She had reaaon to expect that he would come to her flnancial ald. I want to Brooklyn to see her frteod, and be rafuaed to aid her ln any way. When I returned to ber at about 5:30 o'clock to-nlght I found a maa tn her room wbo said he was an officer from Dan bury and that he bad papers of aome aort te serve on her. I told him to serve them, but he could not p odu.e them. I do not know wbo thls man was, but he had ordered three or four drlnka of whiskey for ber, and she was sllghtly aader the influence of llquor. When ahe learned that this friend Charley had refused to glve her assistance she became dejected. and slttlng an the edge of the bed. where she bad been eatfrtg aome chop suey which we bad sent to Bridge? port for. she placed a revoiver to her tnaaai and fired. Her clothing took flre, ao eloaa to her body did she hold the revoiver. Mr. Bailey slapped tbe flre out and a phystcian waa called. I carried Mrs. Wilson downstalra to tho car rlage, and held her all the way to tbe hospital I will not leave Mrs. Wilson now. no matter what happens. She needs a friend. and whfl* I am placed in a very bad light. I am golng to stay all through now and not desert ber till the end. no matter what that ia The revoiver with which she shot herself waa a 22 calibre, which I had In my dresa suit case. and I never had any idea that ahe had lt. Just before she shot herself she had asked me for a pencil, aad had wrltten cn a piece of newspaper a note. The note read: "Charley, you are alon* responsible for thls." No, Charley has not been told of Mra Wilson's act. Let him read abast it in the papers to-morrow. I may have a statement to make to-morrow to more fnlly clear np this awfui affa:~ without Mrs. Wilson's consent I eannot say more, and she is in no conditlon to talk t>> Blght. Mr. Langdon remalned at the hospital all nlgh* walting anxiously to hear any newa from Mrs. Wilson's bedaide. Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of ex-Congress man BurrUl Low. Saturday, Juiy 1, she escaped from the Hudson Sanatorium. at Poughkeepsle. where she was conflned. it was said, because of a weukness for cocaine. The escapa was said to have caused surprise at the instltutlon. but lt turned out that the woman was asslsted tn her escape by Walter Langdon. son of the dlroctor. Dr. Charles W. Langdon. A few days later tb-? couple were found at a boarding house at Wln sted, Conn. Young Langdon declared then be would stlck to the woman and could not be persnaded tr? return to his home. Mrs. Wflson waa equally persistent In declarlng that she would keep clear of her people. The institution. by request. It was said of Mr. Low, made no effort to take Mrs. Wilson back. Young Langdon and Mrs. Wilson left Wtnsted on Juiy 13. and -rent tr? Bridgeport. Mrs. Wilson after obtalnlng a dl? vorce from her flrst husband. became a matron in a sanatorium at Easton. Penn. She remalned there until her marriage to Dr. Clande __. Wil? son. KILLED AT BIFI*E BANGEt Marker Stepped from Bifle IHt tt Sea Girt. / (BT TS_XO_U_FH TO THO TBtBtTWB] Sea Girt. N. J.. Juiy 15.?Stepping tnta tbo range of flre at the range of tbo State here to-day, John Barenbery, aged twa a marker, was accldentally shot and dled lnstantly. Tbe young man was here last yaar as a scorer and marker and waa known as a careful man. He was put ln charge of tbo ptt at flve hundred yards this year. There was skirmish flring by Natlonal Ouards men this afternoon. and while It waa going ae Barenberg atepped outside of the north end of the rille pit. Before his companlena could attsr a warning he fell back wlth a ery of "Helpl" A stray buHet had hit him ln the right shoulder It is not known who flred the shot. Dr. Bray and Dr. J. H. McCullough haatened to tbo rtHe pit. but Barenberg was dead when thej* reached the place. General B. W. Spencer. inspeetor general of rifle practice, has repeatedly warned the mon never to venture out of the pit until telephooed that it was safe to do ao. The nian's death was due entirely to his own thoughttessness. Wortl was sent to h's relativea at No 41i? Eaat S*<th-st . New-York. THOUGHT IT HIS OWH FUHE&AL. Undertaker Sees Man Supposed To B? ia Hearse Walking in Street. [BY TEL-BOB-U-H TO THB TBIBl.NE-1 WUkeaberre. Penn . J Haxlftor.. yeaterday aaw what maa >*e h:? own funeral. It w morgue by an undertaker. wh. when he aaw Mc Nelus nearfy fell froai Ma a_ he recov l horaea around aad drove back lo tbe morgue. Th. body had b?en sev.i fr-nn UM Retreat Hoe ibeNgd by aome mistake Thomas McNelua i.i niallj baaa dl_,harge,i a_ cured. lt like him. aad hU friends mourned htm aa The authorttl*** are now trytng to dlscover wno.e body they hav-. DEWEY'S GRAPE JUICE AND PORT WINE Will bring _. srnli. of Joy to your H. T. Oewey A Sona Co.. '.19 STultou SL. 1 Advt.