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NEW-YORK. MONDAY. AUGUST 21. 1005.-TWELVE PAQE&-.,Wafftf.^?? PRICE THPkEE CENTS
TO FIGHT VNTIE SAM.
CASTRO BUYING GUNS.
Wants Bantam Republic to Make
American Eagle's Feathers Fly.
That the army and navy of th?? Vnited States
... r.--- 'h- found in the same ??t?te of unprc
TT.fl>
.ju-ednw that Russia declared her forces were
. th,j outbreak of the war with Japan, timely
arriinf :p herrby given that Presiden". Castro
a Venetu-i?"* Is girding himself for arar with
Vncle S?r*
Yenetuen h.?a already pla-'-ed orders in Luron?
fer torp?**d?*? b.:.ats, {runs and ammunition at the
ffAT of aboal ?2..V?:>,"i<Vi. a larger amount than ?
that iiTt-*-- South American Republic has ever
frfm MM time for war material.
?ni? Indian blood that courses through his
rhaps responsible for the spirit of
tivenasa thru Pi-erident Castro displays.
?M frlrtr who has just returned from
Venezuela is authority for the statement that
mtmmmj?avt Castro recently declared that he was
the Yankee*. * which explain?
the unusually lame orders for ships, arms and
amT.::?:*-.'*"?
U is reported that when the Venezuelan chief
ttea heard recently of the appointment
_>? President Roosevelt of Judge William J.
ftf-M-MM a? special commissioner to Investigate
certain affairs at Caracas, his anger was great
tad his lar-ruage Immoderate He announced
that he would not permit the emissary of Presi?
dent Roosevelt to land In Venezuela.
GIVEN GOOD ADVICE.
He was di-ssuaded. however, from h'.s intention
to refuse admittance to Judge Calhoun by Gen?
eral Alejandro Ibarra, Minister of Foreign Af
ialrs. who Is a West Po'.**.?.' graduate, and is well
acquainted with the military resource* of the
Uni ted Statees.
Judge Calhoun had been previously informed
that in Ventauela a passport. Issued by the
Etale Department at "Washington, has no more
worth than a cancelled postal card, and he took
with him a passport signed by Nicholas Velez
?Goitiooa. Veneauelan charg-6 d'affaires at Wash?
ington.
Although he represents the Prudent, he has
no diplomatic mission, .and Judge Calhoun, con?
sidered it advisable to anticipate any possible
trouble over his cr*-dentials
President Castro's grievance against th<>
"Cnited Stat-es seems to be based solely on a sus?
picion that the United States will seek to re
atore to the New-York and Bermudez Company
*?ts asphalt -concession at Ouanoco, which the
'High Federal ?Court of Venezuela recently de?
clared forfeJt-sd.
Airead*/ the ?Castro newspapers are inveigh?
ing against what they are pleased to term the
"Roosevelt doctrine." Even the Monroe Doc?
trine, which, several times has sto.id in the way
of the dismemberment of Venezuela by Euro?
pean powers, comes in for an amount of abuse.
.The "'"Dastro doctrine"?whatever that might be
?assert the newspapers, is the only one they be?
lieve in.
And to show his contempt for the Monroa
Doctrine, President Castro. It is said, seeks to
give to German interests the exclusive conces?
sion t?r the navigation of the Orinoco River.
with control of the custom houses in that part
"?of the republic.
TO FPREAD "CASTRO DOCTRINE."
In his extreme antagonism to this country*
Castro hopes to enlist the assistance of Venez?
uela's neighbor republics, Peru. Colombia, Bo?
livia end Ecuador. He is said to be contemplat?
ing a tour of these countries for the purpose of
c;*.g the Castro propaganda against the
Vr.lted States His mission abroad will be to
? congress of South American countries.
?avtth a view to forming an anti-North American
?Mm
Venetuela ordered, a few months ago. five tor.
mage boats to be built at ?Genoa, Italy. On Au?
gust 12 the <""ongress at Caracas voted the un
preredeme*. appropriation of $2,.Vi?W>_> for tho
fcrrr.y and r.avy. The following day the V<*r z
ueian government signed a contract with ihe
mpany. of Creusot, Fran.ee. for eight
? at ".'??-millimeter campaign gui
four i-a?:er??T:S of mountain guns of the sane
-?. the total cost being $1.<"?*??,<"?>).
rat it was believed that perhaps these
?a***?!like preparations were a harbinger of con
I *h Venezuela's oidtime anetny
.stro's plan to unite with that republic
ttS?mt ?thai 'h'-ory. Now it is learned on
t "1 authority that the Venezuelan Napoleon
is au_T.-ier.":r.g his fighting Com to conquer the
Cuitad state*.
while "Big chief Castro is busily en
la mixing his paints and straigh'
- feathers. War Secretary Taft is !n the
eat totc'ly oblivious to the threatening
and the mttamta et the Am<**rican navy
?are ?scattered far and wide over the world.
CROWD BETWEEN TRAINS.
Three Hurt When Fifty Were
Cauglit on Small Platform.
Penn . Aug 2<"'.?Hemmed in on a
Cora between two trains at the sta
Panhbndle Rah road on Saturday
e\**s\ three of s crowd at fifty were seriously
\ a number <>f ??ther*** are suffering
'? shock of the panic and crush cause.]
persons injured by being crushed
Wta-een an eastbound freight train and tho
trotcr,. \ platform ar-> Miss Luiu Neabtt, Coot
??iigl- i and later amputated, body bruised;
'"Ulla?- Harper, twenty years old, struck in
"?Ck, it , deep gashe.; ?-ar the spinal column,
*?ty bruised and 'nfrrnally injured, and Sam
lidall. at Wilkinsburg. arm crushed and
<jt body
:?:g with th"*- crowd
? ? an eastbour ? ?er train on a
form which ?saputatiaa Um passenger
g freight i-iding As th* p??*-.
ip a freight train ran on the. .'-iding.
I b?-t\\een th* two trains.
by the pfcopk'. aril
ending near the edge at the
Iding vieri ?struck he tho
?
MAYBl THOMPSON S WIFE
Wottism Says Philadelphia Suicide
Was II ! I i shand.
I RC.R >.!?!! TO THF T RI H f S E *
? !'<r?n . Aug 2<r- Mrs. Tinalg Thon-.p
1 A B M-Tt'in, aw?-*iihi'?';?nan ?*?f
? is the wife of Joseph A. Thorn).
j ?d ggj?cMg in PlUiad-lphl.i i.i-t
In t,ei from * i.roken
. week ago. Thonp.
hve ye;ire ago
go That be had again married, but
Is children and her own she did not
?
rg ag?. ?he
? ii n. For ten
-Mir Thorn '.?or?, they llv*-d hap
t nomnaoQ worked foi V.-lghi A Ann
, ? gi I into trouble wbh the firm Oi?f
C she Mini, he irant down
L . teillrii; her thai
lotk. He never returned
Ti?.. BRITISH STEAMER SAGAMI, FROM WHICH THREE CHINAMEN COMMITTED SUICIDF:, AM) M Kit i KKW.
ON LEONG TUNG'S INNING.
SCORES ON HIP SING.
Chirumen Wounded in Revenge for
Theatre Shooting.
The expected sequel to the battle of the
Doyera Street Theatre. In which the On Leong
Tong went down to defeat, came off last night
according to schedule. Two of the wounded in
the. Hudson-st. hospital, after the Fklrmish.
identified one Tom Pu., of No. ."?2 Washington
st., as one of the braves who had helped fill
| them with lead.
Ever since the fight of two weeks ago the On
! I_eong Tong have been planning, not. only for
rewenge, but to remove certain witnesses
1 against them, of whose pernicious activity they
i disapproved. On- man was carved to death in
i his laundry. That helped a little. The plans
were brought to _ focus last night. Shortly
before Si o'clock three shots were heard
from the roof of the building at No.
15 Doyers-st. A few moments later some
more shots were heard in the building at No.
17 Pell-st. This was only about two minutes
before the real affair of the evening, and not
only attracted the aiiention of the police, but
also, it was whispered in th*? tortuous passages
of Chinatown, squared "tie or two old accounts
in favor of th? ? ?n LtOOIlgS. At any rate, the
police discovered nothing, except that they had
been bluffed.
?-bout that time, but a little later, four husky
On Leong-Tong hatchetmen, with their caps
drawn over their foreheads, followed each other
pigtails up the three flights of narrow stairs, at
No. 18 Pell-st., leading to a rear room.
There sat twelve bland visaged Hip Sing mem?
bers, gravely devising new methods of hoisting
the mortality records of the On Leong Tong.
Feeling secure, they had left the door unfast?
ened. In a minute the gravity and peaeefulness
of the assemblage was rudely disturbed. The
On I_eong Tong men entered without knocking.
Twelve Chines . faces lost their blandn.ss as
their owners sought refuge under chairs and ta
blss.
The invaders opened fire with less ceremony
than the Japanese at Port Arthur. Wa Wong,
of Broi?klyn, got two bullets through the body,
and Hu Yon Vu??k was winged and hipped, an?
other slug, a .44. hitting him in the back as he
convulsively spun around, when the greater part
of his hand disappeared. They will be a ?le to
leave the hospital In two or three days.
The four marksmen, keeping their exes shut,
fired a few more shots and then took th?? stairs
to Pell-st. in three jumps. There they disap?
peared.
One or two of th.- H!p Sings wore just crawling
out from the sheliered security of oaken tables
and preparing to holt, when Patrolman N'oonan,
of the 15th Pre<-inot, detailed to Acting Cap?
tain Eggers's Chinatown squad, ran upstairs,
followed by Patrolman Reagan, also of the
Eggera squad. Noonsn rounded up the dozen
?'hinamen. with complexions like a rather dirty
piece of gray blotting paper, ?n one corner, and
while Reagan mounted guard, got in some effi?
cient, if Impromptu, "fust aid" work on Wa
and Hale Von Tuck, who were quickly
bleeding to death and wailing loud and bitterly.
Nooiian s prompt work saved their lives, for the
present at least.
In a few minutes the rest of I_gi?ers's squad
was engaged In driving back the crowd of sight
seera from uptown -ho wanted to stand in the
place _earc.t where there was likelihood of a
few more shots Th^y r'-tired to the Bowery
before the onslaught of "Rounds." the police
dop. who ?s a whole platoon In himself. The
ostives, wiser In their g?n?ration, kept well out
of sight In dusky doorways and unllghted alleys
and pssssgea In the hallway of the Hip Sing
headquarters, In the Bowery, one or two
?'hinamen could be asen away back in ihe shad
: OSS, "nut they took good ?are not to pose under
the limelight, or sny other, ts any extent.
W ben 'he ambulance surgeon arrived from the
Hudson-si House of Relief the little back room
in Pell-st. was full >.f blood, smoke, wounded
Chinamen and overturned furniture. The
surgeon p**'rhf.i up Wong and Tuck enough to
have them carried t?> the hospital, where they
will probably die Nans of the others were
isly enough wounded to need s trip else
Lhan to the -.lizai.etii-st station, where
eight of them finally went. What little English
ail "f them kaes had either been frightened
out or them or was carefully concealed. Of
tiie ni'-n wh?i did the shooting they knew, so they
Insisted to the police, sbsolutely nothing
wouldn't even know them if they met them in
? lark : bsd one <?f their favorite long
54s up their flowing sleevea
So tar sa the police could learn, the cutting
out expedition dropped their guns on the stairs
as they fled, where they were quickly "found"
by "k_ligob_ ilnamen. The party dashed
s cross ' to N?.. 17 Pell-st , upst tirs and
across 'he roofs, descending Into Doyer-st. to
mingle with the crowd and ask what the deuce
' foreign devils" were up to, anyway,
"butting int(" a sfri'?tly family affair.
The worst Injured of Ihe prisoners taken to
the Ellsaheth-st station ware Hule v.-e. ,,f .%*,,
201 East r,<-Tti st. win. was winged In th.- thigh]
,.:,<] Hule See. who Lad bulle-boles through hin
right ??nu and thigh Tli-- others, all Csntones?
laundrymen, were Uni" Fong. Huie Dock, Hula
Lung, Huts < 'bung and Hule Lin
WOMAN CLIMBS PIKE'S PEAK.
'B' TEl.E'lHAI'!! TO THE Tli III r VE. I
..i , aug -" Hiss Josephine Courtes,
n>e,1 sixteen, bSS |OS_ ful as.ent of
-. With i | hed ?he
mimmit. over ek ''"' T"t sbovs the sea,
? fier a fairly essy climb. Ml** Courtes is the fir?.
woman u> accompli?!*? the feat She will participate
j.,',;. . contest 'his week.
FRANCISCO TAMAGNO DYING.
Aug. SO. Frgtv .magno, the
tenor, 1_ dying at bis residence in \ flMMi
PRESIDENT SAID ARBITRATE.
This Was the Basis of the Proposition He Made to
Baron Rosen.
HOPEFUL OF PEACE AT OYSTER BAY.
The Next Meeting of the Conference May Be Postponed?The Czar Said to Re?
main Obdurate.
<By Th.? Aiioctftte . Press.)
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 20.?Th*? Associate
Press is able to announce that the feature (
the proposition of President Roosevelt, corr
municated through Baron Rosen to M. Witt
and transmitted by the latter tc Emperor Niel
olas, was based upon the principle of arbitra
tlon. Whether the proposal contemplates arb1
tratior. of all the articles upon which the pleni
potentlarles have failed to agree, or only upo
the question of Indemnity cannot be stated wit
posit Iveness, but It is more than probable tha
it relates only to indemnity or to Indemnity an
the cession of the island of Saghalien.
Neither is it possible to say whether the Presl
dent has yet made a similar proposition t
Japnr. The customary diplomatic proceeding
In such a case would be to submit the propo?sa
simultaneously to both countries, but ther
might be an advantage in securing the ad
herenoe of one before submitting it to the oth?.
To Emperor Nicholas, the author of The Hagu,
Peace Conf?rent e, the suggestion of arbitration
which will necessarily immediately command th.
sympathy of the public opinion of the world, wil
be particularly hard to reject.
If he agrees, Japan, if she has not already don?
so, would be all the more bound to submit hei
claim to the decision of an impartial arbitrator
Acceptance by both sides would involve a greal
extension of the principle of arbitration, as na?
tions have heretofore declined to arbitrate ques?
tions involving their "honor and dignity." Both
If. Takahira and M. Witte, in the earlier stages
of the conference, absolutely rejected the idea ol
arbitration.
- a
PRESIDENT PLEASED.
He Is Optimistic After Talk with
Baron Rosen.
[BY TELE.BArn TO THE TKIBT'NE.'
Oyster Bay, Aug. 30.?The President spent a
quiet day, reeelviig no peace communications
whatever from abroad. In the morning, with
Mrs. Roosevelt and the children, he 2tt=nde1
church and in the afternoon took a Ions walk
with Dr. Lambert. There were no callers at
Sagamore Hill during the day.
President Roosevelt is well pleased with the
result of yesterday's conference with Baron
Rosen, the junior peace plenipotentiary, and the
peace outlook is very hopeful to-day.
_ ,_
NO MORE rONCESSIONS.
The Japanese. However, Still Hope?
ful for Peace.
?iFroir a RpeetflJ <"? >r __p on .1<?-t >'f Th. Tribune '.
Portsmouth. X. H.. Aug. *_>.- Inofficial in?
formation has reached members of the Russian
delegation her?, to the effect that at a conn, il of
state hold at Peterhof It wns finally decided that
the Russian plenipotentiaries should not he per?
mitted to make any further . oneesslnns to the
Japanese demanda official ??onfirmation of this
decision txAfl not yet reached the Russian en?
voys and M. Witte declares that he has received
no Instructions whatever from St. Petersburg.
It Is Intimated, moreover, that in the light of
M. Wittes last ? .?mmuulention to his govern?
ment there may, in the opinion of fount I.ams
?!<>rff. Im- no necessity of <'?nmiiinioating to the
Russian envoys the ?le?*ision of the council of
Mute, an absence at instructions being ??qi'iva
leut to an evjir >s-ion of approval of their pr?t?
ent attitude.
It Is learned tonight that the President did
not Invite Baron R??-.-;i ?<? Oyster Bay for the
purpose of submitting any definite proposition
looking to the dissolution ?if the existing dead
lock, but, <?n the contrary, for tbe sole purpose
..f acquiring .it nTAi hand definite Information
]i--.._lln_ tl'?' status of the negoti/tioiis. Th?
report that tbe Pr?sident urged upon tin- Rus?
sian Ambassador the ??judiciousness of further
resisting lapan'l dewIHU Sftd the futility of
con tinning ,110 trat is also ilepre?at??d, though
;.i!e information regarding what PQSpfd l>e- :
twecu the Presldeut and tbe ?Ambast-tlor H
withheld. TtXut UM r.i-id.-iu .?-ul tlllCltMl
messages to M. Witte and reiterated his hope
that the negotiations might result in peace, Is,
of course, true, but beyond this admission th.
Russian envoys decline to go.
There is still a disposition among some of
those here to believe that what is usually
termed "Roosevelt luck" will Insure a favorable
outcome for the conference, merely because of
the somewhat phenomenal good fortune which
has almost invariably attemled everything to
which the President has thus far applied him?
self. But even those who entertain this view
admit that they lack logi.?al grounds for their
opinions. Unfortunately there is nothing which
can be chronicled to-night which would seem to
dispel the impression that an indissoluble ?lead
led, has been reached In the negotiations, anl
that father meeting, or meetings, of the envoys
will be entirely confined to formalities. It is
noteworthy, however, that the Japanese still
preserve their cheerful demeanor and deny that
they anticipate anything but a sneceeafn] out?
come of the negotiations.
Baron Rosen was closet? .1 for a long time with
M. Witte this f??ren?x?n and late this afternoon
left here in an automobil-? for Magnolia, where
he expecbxJ to spend the night Early in the
afternoon, M. Witte went for a Ions automobile
ride, returning to the hotel after ?lark.
Mr. Peiree, Third Assistant Secretary of .rate,
took occasion this evening, t<? make a formal
denial of the prevalent belie.' that his rela?
tions with the Japanese envoys are somewhat
strained. Mr. Peirce's attention to the Russian
envoys and his association with the members
of iheir suite, together with other trivial details,
have, it appears, led to the belief that such
strained relations with th?? Japanese existed, ami
when yesterday afternoon Baron Koniura de?
clined to be the guest of the President's per?
sonal representative, the impression became a
convictlou.
This conviction, moreover, appeared to be con?
firmed by Mr. Peirce's manner when he received
from M. Sato Baron K??niura'_ regrets. Rais?
ing his voice and speaking with what resembled
indignation. Mr. Poirce demanded in the pres?
ence of a number of persons, *l>o you know
who I ,1111':" to which Mr. .ato, boning low. re?
plied. "I do," and walke 1 away.
Though the incident occurred in tli" |?ivsence
of g. number of newspaper correspondents, only
one of them regarded it as sufficiently Important
to transmit to hi * paper But in the light <?f Mr.
Peirce's formai d?niai to ?la... the Incidan, i.
likely to receive wide publicity.
Mr. Peir?-e planned an excursion for the en?
voys and their suifs ?>n th?^ Mayflower for to?
day. None of tin? onvoy; accepted the invitation.
hut M. Sato was of the party Minister Taka
hira this evening attended tbe sernce? at ..race
Episcopal church, accompanied by some mem?
bers of his suite.
It now . (?m.? probable that the session set for
Tuesday at 3 o'clock "ill 1'?* postponed until a
later date, though tiie envoys may meet at tbat
time. si_n th?? protocol* already prepared and
adjourn to meet later. The rensnn for the prob?
able delay, according to the spokesmen <>f both
delegations, is that it will be Impossible t<> pre?
pare the protocols by tbe tin-? set for the next
session, but from other soured it is learned
that ihe delay is regarded ?is likt-iy because of
the non-arrival up to this time of instructions
from st. Petersburg. M. Witte is now looktafl
for a communication from the Ciar t ? read)
here to-morrow night or Tttesdaj morning, but
will give m? indication ot th.- character or ex?
tent of the at_Y_fei he cxpecta
WOULD YIELD I" AND n.
So Kaneko Is Said to Have Told
President.
Port-?n.out.i. N. H.. Aug. _" .-Vcordln? to
current g???slp. Baron Kaneko told the Presi?
dent that Japan would field upon Articles 10
snd 11. Tlv.t Japan would field UPO? thes.? two
points, if Russia would accent ?"? and '.?. Indem
.um..-.I on ?ec onil !>????.
Boko's H-S-MNMMtbls I .t - .i 11 ?. ? __ keep jtur liver
(.s'.nies active and iiiiure yer?ect he.ltn.
A-lvl.
LYNCHING PUNS FAIL
HAVERSTRAW MOB OUT.
Companion of Negro Who Killed
Policeman Threatened.
Haverstraw, N. Y. Aug. 20 (Special).?A
threatened riot, growing out of the shooting of
two policemen of this place by a negro, has cre?
ated tremendous excitement here all day and t>>
night. One policeman was killed by the negr.*?
and the other policeman Is expected to die from
his wounds The negro murderer escaped and
la still at large, but another negro who was with
him at the time of the shooting was caught in
Cornwall and brought here to-day, and ho came
near being lynched by a large crowd of angry
citizens. He was taken to the jail at New City
for safekeeping, an-1 to-night another crowd
went there with the avowed intention of lynch- ?
ing him. but failed to get at him.
The shootlug took place last night near the ;
brickyards. 3eveTal negroes employed there
as laborers have been getting drunk after they
recef-ied their pay Saturdav nights and engag?
ing in bloody shooting affray?. Patrolmen Ca
hill, Springstead ana Call started out last night
to disarm drunken negroes at the brickyards,
and on the road t<*> the yards they met two
ne?_Ti->es, halted them and ask**-d them if they
?tallied revolvers. One of the negroes, known
as "Steamboat" Brown, declared that no white .
man could take away his gun He drew his
revolver and shot C'ahill dead, sending a bullet
through his heart. Then he shot Springstead in
the stomach. Springstead fell fainting on the
road. Call ran awav. He said later that hi*
went to get holp for his wounded associates.
"Steamboat" Brown and the ??ther negro es?
caped, but as soon as ?he Information of the
shooting spread through Haverstraw several
hundred white men armed themselves and began
a searr-h. It was believed that th? two negroes
had left town, and messages were sent to neigh?
boring towns to arrest the fugitives.
While a large posse searched the woods and
hills near Haverstraw to-day. Constable Tow?
er.*;, of Garr.ersvflle, went to Newburg on infor
tnati? n thai "Steamboat" Brown had relatives
at Fishkil!. With the assistance of the Newburg
police he arresteei a colored man nanie-i Siseo,
who had been seen to Jump off a train at Corn
war, believed to be the negro who was with
Brr?wn at the time of the' shooting Siseo told
contradictory stories. He was taken to Haver?
straw to-day with the expectation that he could
be identified by Call
His arrival here became known quickly, and
a crowd of several hundred men gathered,
threatening to lynch the negro. District Attor?
ney Lee. of Rockland County, made a speech to
the angry crowd, saying that the law. would i
punish the murderer of Policeman Cahill and
that any ?nob violence wounld be punished. He
urged the crowd to disperse, and his words had
effect.
Fearing violence to the prisoner, however, the
police took Siseo to New City, where he was
lodged in jail. T?*?-nighr. when the disposition
of the prisoner became known, another large
crowd gathered, and over two hundred men
went to New City, declaring that they would
take the prisoner out of the Jail and hang him.
They failed to get the negro, however, and re?
turned.
The sur ervisors of R?*>okland County hav>^
offered a reward e?f Sl,?Mt fe>r the capture of
CahiU's murderer, an-1 .-itizens of Haverstraw
bars offered an additional reward of $l.?ii?n It
la said t??-night that Policeman Springstead
probably <-ann"t live Both Cahill and Spring
M.-ul have been popular policemen here. They
pre credited with many good arrest?, and it was
snid to-day that they were the only men wh-?
had the courag - te-? make arrests In the brlck
:*.'u*?is when there was trouble among the labor?
ers ther?.
FIGHT FOR RIGHT OF WAV
Nezc-Orlrans Belt Line and Illinois
Centred Men Clash.
?BY |gl IIS?!? TO T"I!7 TRIBINE.1
Nev.*-Orleans Aug M \"i".-ty employes of
the Illinois Centra! were placed under arr
day wit!? a number of charges against them. !
one fr^idht train vas purposely wre.-k. :
th? Illir.oi- central freight yards were de
llllii SllgSll b? the attempt .?f the Public Belt
Rallr>-?ad to build a short strip of tra?-l< through
rue IllMiols Central yards ein a --ublt.- street
which had been given to the Public Bait by the
city Ciumcii r.!.?.?.i*he?i was ?,:iiy a***ertsd In
th>- tifsenre of half o? ?M ?-oilce force of the
city
The c ?mmlssioners of the Pi-.:,I:c f?eit learned
that the IMlivls ?'entrai wee gncreachlwa -?n the
property which had bien given thenr. ni .1
termined te> lay traeha at caste t.. t%*? ?!? i fu;ure '
cempllcattora
Forty-five men were sent te <"??' place this
morning ami w. r>- met l-y iva-ly IK? hun?
dred ?ma They were for.il-:
the yards and their mat.-rlals were
Police were treated in the gains niai;: -r \Vh?:i
work was i? set? e?l. under ?police protection, th-*
l!lin??is ?'.-piral bncke.l m a gravel train an?1 .
dumped this over the Belt right ?>f wav It
was thrown off, and work confined. Then hox
cart were thrown partially ?>ver the right of
way. As a last resort a freight train was |
into the siding at full ?pee?! after the track had :
been undermined. It was supposed th?t the ,
*-ntlre train wou'.d sma.ih and the srr
on the Belt right et ?ray. but tlvs plan also
tailed, the cars simply leaving the rail?. The !
Illinois Central 1.11a1!-, t.?*.?- tip the light after
_ ar.iv.-l tram-? hi bath entra iff-s to th
. ;. Th- Illinois Cciural ileil-u --a that ill?
:?:i_ lo IL
THREK CniNKSi: Sl?CIDES.
spot raojr ?V///P .ir si. i.
Another K;r Deck of Boat
Then Thought Unlucky.
: of ?if. .-?t sea. ar g -hat the
B;i?!sh ?-arred
vseel. ihr--, yomnap ? .. all firemen.
I ov-rbeard to th" nicht
on Jur? *_S. A few- | 'hina
' - '? feh . an .sertin
wh>_ fell en hire The ed an
hour em so after h? : ..hand
-r? take? ,?!_ ar Quarantine. and ancth-r mem
u?s threat
The d .ad
tan w_r? hnam
M* Loom
I The >. ;.--.!. if
- ? _.. .
an hor ,,f unset/
??ral reason?, why ih_>
Chimasen should h.v. ,iri-n*. themselves..
"To feeglB With." lie Zy lot
at fe._ws. Youvr- por t., continually _e??p an
them Then they're as sup-r .t!*io?_. as
the .?uce. ond?weQ, n sseaer have ea Are.?
werfe for me rhiii tham
Wou the loss of his CM-Sunen Cantata I-lt'le
hale reinforced his crew with four gian- Arab?
at Port ?-.aid.
"Thes? fellows ? an haes ? B-Hg a* ?ea for
years. Thev work like?wH, they k.-ep the
-team op, oai that's what \s? wa?
Cantata Liftlehale ?aid he didn't know how
to explain the fourth Chinaman's death.
"I don't knew- what he was doing -?round th?
ashcans. He had no business ther?.'*
As far as could he learned, !!'.!* effort waa
made to rescue the death courting t'hinamen.
The other members of th. crew, three-fourths of
which are Chinamen, seemed to know that their
countrymen contemplated suicide. One of them
came to the captain's apartments timidly and
Informed him when the first man dropped over?
board. He had scarcely told the story when the
two others were missing. The head of the laat
one was seen floating on th* surface for a few
moments, and a boat was lowered in hopes of
rescuing him. but he sank before it reached him.
The other members of the crew, nearly all
Chinamen, are little concerned a. out the sui?
cides. From what can be learned, it looks as if
there was a secret compact among them to, kill
themselves, in one way or another.
The ?agami will dock to-day at pier .... East
River, and may lie there for several weeks. Tha
Chinamen will not be permitte . to land, how?
ever, and the captain says he will need to have
a strong guard on them.
Suicide among ?'hinamen. even of the lower
dass. is a rare thing and has not been known,
among seamen In half a century Captain Llt
tlehale says he's been at sea for twenty years
and never heard of one drowning himself, until
now.
The Sagaml has been at sea for nearly two
months. Captain Littlehale told yesterday an
Incident of breaking the blockade at Chemulpo.
shortly before the big sea light off Port Arthur.
incident of breaking the blockade at Chemulpo.
with a cargo when a Japanese naval officer
proached me.
" A;, you going to Chemulpo." he asked.
" Not am your 1 if? T" I exclaimed.
*? T eouid make it worth while.' the Japanese
officer intimated.
"The* he came to my terms. T thought a $1.0. .I
check for taking some cargo and other things a
good stroke. He also paid my ,vif?'-5 hotel bill
As soon as I got the che? k I told my wife about
what I supposed a lucky stroke.
" 'Dead wreng vet? you." she said. Why
should have held out for f_.6t_l It was worth
more than that to Japan." '
The Sagami was held up by the Bri'ish sun
boat Bramble as it was entering tbe harter of
Chemulpo and warned that there was ?rouble,
but when Captain I.ittiehai. explain".! the gun?
boat escorted his vessel to the port. He lie?
fernde, his cargo and got out of fhemulpo as
quickly as possible. The captain brought with
him from Japan a whole litter of Japaneso
poodle dogs, which he purposes to sell here.
-a
FLOOR UNDER 500 FAIalm?
Many Injured, None Dead, at
Syn-igogue Cornerstone Laying.
Pittsburg. Aug. 20.?More than flve hundred
men. women and children were precipitated fif?
teen feet into a cellar by the collapse of a plat?
form to-day at the exercises Incident to the lay?
ing of the cornerstone of the Beth David Rus?
sian Hebrew Orthodox .y_agogue. in Miller
st.. near Washington. Nearly ail were cut and
bruised, but it is believed none are fatally hurt.
Three rabbis were among those who went down.
and. although injured, they finished the cere?
mony after the panic had subsided. Among the
more seriously injured were Rabbis A. O. Ashtn
sky. -. Gra.Tr.an and A Bloom: Nathan Nathan
son, pastor of the congregation, and Patrolman
Adam Le_le_S0_l
The platform which broke was about fifty toot
square, and had been constructed over tho
foundation walls for the accommodation of th?
rabbis, officers of the church and Invited guests.
Just before the corner stone ceremonies a braas
bind leading 8M Zionists marched up playinc a
lively tune, and when the Zionists were invited
to pass over ?he pla'form in order to sign their
names to the roll to be placed In the stone, a
mad rush was made by the thousands of people
who had gathered about to obtain the same
privilege. The po'. icemen were overwhelmed.
an?! in a moment the platfSea* was paetaed witli
women and children. The frail structura
could not ?hhstsail the strain and fully five
hundred persons were ,-irried down.
The panic that followed attracted thousands
at people to r. id great
.lili all J - ~*m tha
- ige.
When the cellar fee - found
that eceses wsee hurt. ___ consfen
.
? of the injuries were dus tu he punXt th_t
i
the wild rush I
Rabbi A -
?i ue?
t.lined eeeere mam - ..fe.-in..
toten? iy. ,-k'W - Bun
rmy of
ee_e_ ?he iBed n> the scene free?
cuiate?!
thai hundreds fee. been fettted _n the aeeMeen,
The fact thai ' .unties 1?
eh* closed up
the people h> a
struggling masa tota M*
THE HdYCOT? iESet
snghai Reports Better Outli
American Trade.
Shanghai. A .gatlM*
\ <t .HiS iS C - I - !
Inten i ! Minister Cong.' ?
considered to be unnecessary.

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