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CHOLERA SUSPECTS, 1,000 r GERMANS FEAR RUSSIA. Strict Mcajwres to Prevent Spread of the Disease in Pnmia. Berlin. Sept. Forty-three cases of cholera In all have been reported. Nine persons hava d-'ed from the disease, and many suspicious cases • re under observation. The legal and medical machinery for dealing with this invasion of tha Asiatic bacillus is now working at full press ure Professor Edward Sonnenburg eald to night that no one need fear an epidemic such as that of 1892- > 98, because the health authorl tles Since that time had built up an organiza tion adequate to grasp tha beginnings of cholera and to put down the disease with precision and Bjimießß With the exception of the one death at. Ham bu"?. "he rholera is confined to the East Prus sian districts, and every case of illness in these district? mu?t be immediately reported to tho authorities The state has now detained under medical observation nearly one thousand per '«on« Including the. emigrants at Brunshaven. Camions and warnings have been distributed. and these have led to spontaneous and lnte.n fr»r.t co-operation v.ith the sanitary officers. If tbe same agencies and the same spirit were B t work beyond the Russian frontier, the Prus plan health administration would feel satisfied with what is being done. A belief, almost amounting to conviction, ex ltte that the Russian administration has not yet b^cn aroused to the danger, and that, its tasi Of dealing with the problem is much more dlffl cult than that which confronts the authorities here. Th« "WlßWiiwrTinftrn Correspondent cites the recent declaration of the Russian Plaguo Commission that since April 21 no case of chol era has occurred In the Russian Empire, and that the su?piciou? cases reported In Vilna. Lodz. Radom. Tula. Rjasan and other places were, as bacteriological investigations showed, not Asi atic cholera. 'As a matter of fact." says the paper, "the Prussian health officials were ap prehensive of the existence of cholera «ince the beginning of the year, and their reports showed that the pestilence had left Arabia, and was marching- over Syria. Mesopotamia and Persia. thence aero?? the Caspian f^a into European ri'j'sia and onward up the Volga." The Boerse to-day f<=lt the effect of the preva lence of cholera, especially shipping companies, the shares of which fell from 3 to 4 per cent. EMIGRANTS HELD. Steerage Passengers of the Moltke in Quarantine. Hamburg. Sept. I. — The agent of the Imperial German Health Office, whose duty It i? to in spect emiprBnf= sailing for America, ordered all *teerneo passengers of the Hamburg American I^in" stpaiivr BCottfce, which sailed for New "York yepterday by way of Dover, to be landed at Cuxhaven. Later They wore put in a steamer lying off Brunshaven. arid are under quarantine. It does not appear that there Is any C&M Of r-Vioiera a'nong the steerage passeng'er?, but the Health <"<fficf». which has become increasingly vigilant becaure of yesterday's cholera case. thought it v.-isest to order al! the emigrants to be landed for a fresh inspection and observa tion until Saturday, when, if none of them has b»ei-> shown to have come In contact with choi f-rs. they may be allowed to proceed. An official note issued by the Hamburg gov ernicent to-day says that no for alarm exists. Preventive measures, the note says, are. much more complete than they were in ]8?2-'93. a»id th<- authorities are dealire: with the situa tion thoroughly. All those who had come in con tact with the dead Russian emigrant, the note t,'':<**. are now quaramined. PROTECTING AMERICA. Marine Hospital Service Surgeons Ordered to Hamburg. Washington. Sept. 1. — Surgeon 'J^neral Wy rr.ar. has already taken m^-isures to prevent the I . of oholera from Qermany to ihe United Ftat^s by ordering Past Assistant Surgeon Mc- Laoghlin. now stationed at Naples, to proceed immediately to Hamburg. Dr. Mclaughlin has I ted to make. a thorough investigation of the situation, and to report in detail. He tt 1 * has been directed to be prepared to enforce the Treasury regulations relative to ships sailing lor ajßMticari ports. These regulations author ize the detention of suspected passengers and the fumigation of baggage when thought advis £'■■> Bargeon Irwin. at Philadelphia, will soon Join Dr. M'Laushlm. and other members of the s*rv\ra win be sent to their assistance if beeded. - is no apprehension here over the out break of cholera in Prussia. The Marine Hospital ■ . tin say ihat in the past the German au •-- generally been able to control ■neb epldeml ? and express confidence that they will tak- \ igorous measures to do so in th« pres em Instance. They also ?ay that cholera is com- I'arativeiy <>3«y to control. A circumstance favorable to the protection of this country, they iay, Is the time which must elapF" In making' the* voyage, cholera requiring from three 10 five days for Its inception after contact with the victim. GUARD AGAINST PLAGUE. Dr. Dot Telia of Precautions to Keep Out Cholera. Dr. A. 11. Doty. Health Officer of the Port of | New-York, made a statement last night in relation I to the precautions taken against cholera, as a re- I suit of th* outbreak of the disease in Prussia. He •■.:';: I have had a conference, with certain representa ti-.es.cf the transatlantic steamship companies In \*., --r ].j emigration from the countries and ports liable ■•> a visitation of the disease, and agreements have beer, r.iade to carry out certain restrictions In relation to the careless observation of emigrants from thos* countries at ports <>t embarkation and on the pas*.i#e. Ail passengers from infected lo calities wiU b* kept at the ports of embarkation under medical inspection and observance for six d&y* previous to departure, and all who are sick or pr^sei.t suspicious symptoms will not be all<»"*«"i «> embark. During the voyage to this port u!l uleer age paf>x»-r.|ters will be subjected to a medical in epection twice dally, and every one who is 111 in any way will be isolated. A record will be kept of all such C36es and presented to the health officers on arrival. , The further treatment of the individual vessel will depend upon the history of the voyage and of the p»ss«n«erp. Thus all paes^rigers who here after reach this port will be continuously under rnidleal inspection for fifteen days. Other details have been considered in regard to drinking water, •tc. All these precautions are merely an applica tion of our usual methods in extreme emergtneies. An<s right here I want to give expr»«Bion ot my confidence in the- German medical oflict-re, cially those of Hamburg, who have hiul much ex perience in the former epidemics, and are fully prepared u> oope with the situation. The Bteam ehip men have promptlv met iry wiehes and are co-operating energetically. Dr. Doty sa!d that the extra precaution taken abroad and In this port would affect g!!a:htly the Jtrge number of steerage passengers booked tor Xew-Tork. Be also explained that cholera could be contracted only by the reception of org-aniims into ♦he etornach. the common vehicU of transmls ■loc ./«icg i ringing wate^ To-Aajr. clondr. To-morrow, sh.-u.-r-, south winds. BORIS SARAFOFF. Eight hundred of whoso followers have left Sofia for Turkey. OUT FOR RAW ON TURKEY. Followers of Boris Sarafoff Leave Sofia ßig Movement Possible. London. S<»pt. 1. — Information has reached London from Sofia that 800 Bulgario-Macedo nian insurgent?, followers of Boris Sarafoff. have left Sofia and are expected to raid Turkish territory. It is supposed In Sofia that BOme,blg movement is on foot, and th Turkish authori ties fear serious disturbance?. The Bulgarian band." in Macedonia are extremely mobile. COX DEMS S THE MAYOR. Atlanta's Council Passes Censure for Conduct at Toledo. fB-- Telegraph to Th* Tribune! Atlanta. Ga.. Sept. I.— The City Council in exec utive session this evening adopted stinging res olutions condemning Mayor James Woodward for his conduct at Toledo. The resolutions were adopted by a vote of nineteen to two. The res olutions declare that while Mayor Woodward was attending: the convention in his official ca pacity he appeared on the floor in a state of partial intoxication. that he madp a spectacle of himself, bringing discredit on the city and outraging th^ fcelines and sentiments of the people, and that this conduct was not typical of Atlanta and that it is severely censured and condemned. The Mayor's pl*>a for clemency was of no avail. He devoted most if his time to an attack on Chicago and Mayor Dunne in f*n attempt to justify his remark.-= r ,n Chicago. T'hp re?^ 1 tion provided that a copy "be sent to the Maj t of Toledo, the officers of th? League of Amerit n Municipalities, and through The Associated Press to lending journals throughout the coun try, with the request that th^y give the same as prominent a place In their columns as was given to thair reports of the exhibitions made by the Mayor of Atlanta." COTTA GERS PA V UP. Sidney Webster Alone Succeeds in Having Newport Tax Remitted. [Dv Telegraph t(1t (1 Thf Tribune.] Newport, R. L. Sept. I.— Of the numerous pro tests made to the City Council of Newport by cottagers in regard to the increase in the per sonal property tax. only one was successful. Sidney Webster, of New-York, proved to the satisfaction of the assessors that ho is taxed in Xew-York for personal property and is a citi zen of that city, and the local tax was remitted. In regard to the other protests no notice has been received, and Jt is likely that at the next meeting of the City Council, on Tuesday evening next, the complainants will be allow,-! to with draw the petitions. Nearly all of those who made protests have paid the taxes. Some paid under protest. The lax collector's office closed last night, so those not already paid will bear interest. Among those who paid in the late hours were the Brown estate and th» Ooelet estate, two of the most heavily taxed on persona] property. On tUe last day the tax collector received $100. 38080, the largest sum ever paid for taxes in one day in Newport GIAXT ATTACKS OFFICER. Negro Prisoner Nearly Kills Super intendent of Detectives. [By Telesraph to The THbune.l Plttsbuxg. Sept. 1. — A desperate attempt was made to murder Thomas A. McQuaide. superin tendent of detective?, this afternoon by Edward Johnston, a giant negro of Chicago, who was alone with the superintendent in the tatter's private office. Johnston had been arrested while trying to pawn jewelry valued at more th.in $I.o*oo. McQuaide was left alone with the negro, and ordered him to take off his shoes. The negro refused, and McQuaide was about to perform the task. He stooped forward, when the negro seized him. McQuaide attempted to touch an electric bell button, while Johnston snatched a heavy paper knife and began to slash the superintend ent Four detectives ran to the chiefs assist ance The negro dragged them all through the outer office before a blow from a blackjack brought him down. All six of the men were painfully hurt. AETILLERY ORDERED TO SHTJSHA Country in Terror of Tartars— Bloody Fights Continue. Tiflis. Sept. I.— All communication with Shusha is still cut off. The surrounding country is in terror of the Tartar bands, and sanguinary con flicts continue. Troops, with artillery, have been ordered to the scene. A dispatch from Tlfiis on Thursday said that Shu-ha was besUC<»d by well armed Tartars, who — -r« m«Bsicrtn*: IIM Armenians, a.nd that tele- JnyM^^mmlinleßilon with Bhusha had been cut. Tl -ivest Shore Railroad is the $S.OO line to Buf fJo an" Niagara rail.. Up -the Hudson and ilir©u«h the Mohawk Valley.-Advt. NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 2. 1905. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-* tJ^SSTA*. PRICE THREE CENTS. TO GREET PRESIDENT. Capital Wants to Shore Appreciation of His Peace Work. [From Tho Tribune Bureau.] "Washington. Sept. 1. — Washington is prepar ing to hold a monster public recepiion for Presi - dent Roosevelt on his return to the White House. He may come here for a few days within the next two weeks, when the demonstration will occur, if agreea-ble to him. But when he returns on September 30. to seUle down for the season. It will be difficult to avoid a tremendous exhibi tion of the pride and affection with which he Is regarded In the national capital. A little over two years ago. when he returned from a two months 1 Western tour, the High School Cad.n regiment escorted him up Penn sy!var.ia-ave. between such thousands as had gathered only for inauguration parade3. and it is doubtful if ever man had a more enthusiastic welcome home. The proposition for a similar reception at this time, when he is fresh with world-wide honors of a peace achieved in the face of apparently in-juperable difficulties, has spread like a prairie fire to-day, especially among the citizens, rather than among the office holding class, and at the suggestion of the lead ing men In the city the presidents of the Board of Trade and of th< Business Men's Association are waiting the won! to appoint various com rr.itte-.* to insure that the occasion shall be memorable. District Commissioner West has undertaken to learn through Secretary Loeb whether the idea proves acceptable to the President. If no objection is raised definite plans will he quickly made. It is not proposed that there shall be any speechmaking. but the avenue from the station to the White House will be decorated. Illumina tions will be provided if the return is qt night. All the military will be ordered out and the best part of the population will take part In the cheerintr. ARREST GREEK BISHOP. Canadian Authorities Allege That He "Aided Bigamy." (By T«-le«traph to The Tribune 1 Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sept. I.— The provincial authorities arrested Bishop Seraphim, metro politan of the Greek Orthodox Church, charging him with "aiding bigamy." the result of a case tried in the police court here. A man named Eidolph recently married a Rus sian girl, fifteen years old. though having a wife still living. When put on triai to-day Bidolph showed a decree of divorce, given by Bishop Seraphim, and was released. It Is alleged that similar cases <*xist. and that polygamy is fre quent among the foreign population of Winni peg on accouni of these divorce*. Since his arrival h • Bishop Seraphim has been in mucii trouble, H* built a cathedral of scrap iron, old board*, etc., bql Ins infuriated followers levelled it when they disagreed with him one day. They stoned the Bishop until he sought protection of the police. Later he re built the cathedral. In Canada "aiding bigamy is a serious, of fence, and. if convicted. It is likely Bishop oera phim'will go to the penitentiary. DRAMATIST KISSES CAST. Miss Merron Pleased with Reception of "She Dared Do Right." f By Te'.ecraph to The Trlbun* 1 Middletown, N. T-. Sep*. 1.-Mtoa Eleanor Mer ron of New-York, author of the melodrama "She Dared Do Right." which was put on the stage for the first time at the Stratton Theatre in this City to-night, received a warm welcome from the audience after the third act. when it became evident that her effort had made a "hit" Miss Merron occupied a box. and the audi ence after calling the cast be-fore the curtain, turned to Miss Merron and heartily applauded her. So great was Miss Merron's pleasure at the presentation of the play that at its conclu sion she went on the stage and kissed every man. woman and child In the cast. LAW DELAYS YACHTSMAN. Commodore R. A. C. Smith, De barred from American Waters. I By TelPsra-h to Th* Tributi-. . Frontenae.N. Y.. Sept. 1.-As the result of a protest by the Masters' and Pilots' Association of the St. Lawrence River, the Private-r. owned bv Commodore R- A. C. Smith., of New-York, the largest private yacht at the Thousand Islands, has been prohibited from cruising in American waters until an American pilot has been en protest was made on the ground that the present pilot, who is said to be a Canadian, ie Peering the Nev.-York cruder in American waters in violation of the Federal Marine law^ Commodore Smith, who came her. early in the w.ek. is anchored near Front«nac dock to-night Mr. Smith appealed to the United S,nt,s au nn r ol . iti at Washington, and to-night was told at he could return by Canadian waters. The , nodnre and his party will etart on tne re turn cruise as soon a* the question is settled. KILLS GIRL WITH STONE. Aimed at Enemy-Hit Sister of Sweetheart Ungwithano^r^n^oarres^. altnoush a ue^ral - Qf ... W^tS -I- Is 3*5 5 have hurled th. r; ! ,«b.W. -M. 1>« •«-.. insult, 1.,m 1,',, girl wi> .MM •» "" " ow , OV " lh * -°- sassssssrs SruSiS girl in the right tepple. "re 'ell down the stoop and the Italian ran down r**"* . n»h av» with a crowd of men after bint. SSo ESSTint. ***-. .-d ,n«o a store, and . 1= .hnnuh! he ran to the roof and escaped. SSiSfSSSJ-l £*. the siri had b^ uined »h.l he- sister. Margaret, seventeen years old. was ensaged* to marry GilkP who is wanted by the ft for throwing the stoi.e. Margaret paid that *wiiv knew that the death was accldenial and i^Alll'po was arrested, her family would not ]>roH*cute htni- _______< THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS, THOU , i <= om! Saratoga are most charming In sand s , lan d9 \f,nv of theliotels remain oper, durlnc September. Man> oi lce of the N>w ork Central ii*o£S& •T-itt.™" 1 ABent " ' or low rates and particular*— Advt. VANDALS LOOT HOUSE. WORK AT THEIR LEISURE. Barbarous Mutilation of Jose Ay mar's Home, in East 54th-st. Vandals and amateur burglars have been hav ing a noble time in the house at No. 70 East T>4th-st. while Jose Aymar and his famiiy have been spending the summer at their cottage at Murray Bay, on the St. Lawrence. Early in the summer Mr. Aymar closed and boarded his house, locked the doors and went to Murray Bay. Whether he stored his silver remains to be learned on his hastened return. He did not leave a caretaker In the house, and soon after he moved out the vandals moved in, a3a 3 ia shown by the debri? of numerous late suppers and ■ wine parties." The visitors made up their beds with rugs and blankets on the dining room floor, and there, also, they held their revelry by nieht. Being lovers of art. they went through the house with a crowbar, and, selecting the most valuable of Mr. Aymar's many fine paintings, ripped them from their frames, tore them oft the stretchers and added th? canvases to the mural decorations of the dining room. Among these pictures was a valuable Vibert and a por trait of Mrs Aymar's great-uncle- They also brought all tue rare china, glassware and pot tery they could find, and adorned their banquet hal! and Bleeping apartment with it And if a handle was knocked off or a few square inches chipped from a spout, the piece became an an tique, with its value enhanced accordingly. To get these various things the visitors searched the house in detail with crowbar and hatchet. The hardwood floors are gouged and marked by the point of the heavy iron being dragged across them, many pieces of furniture are chipped and scarred, and every door in the house, room or closet has a pile of chips In front of it, while there is a big hole in the door Itself and a corresponding one in the jamb. The bureaus and chests of drawers are likewise mutilated and their contents strewn about the floors. Not a room was overlooked, not a closet missed, not a bureau spared. And in their bar barous work the vandals even drove the point of their crowbar into fine upholstered chairs and couches and dug huge holes in the walls. THREE MEN CARRYING BAGS CAME OUT. How much they carted away cannot be told until Mr. and Mrs. Aymar set back to the city, which they are expected to do to-night. On Thursday evening the caretaker at No. 72 East u4th-et. saw three men coming out of the base ment door at No. 70 at about 7:30 o'.lock, car rying bags of plunder. The night watchman hired by the Property Owners' Association of the block came on duty at 8 o'clock, and to him thf woman at No. 7"J told what she had seen. He called the patrolman on the beat, and the two entered Mr. Aymar's house, through the basement door, which was open. Inside they found the condition described. The police of the Kast olst-st. station put a man on watch at the house, and in the morning O. Morgan Browne, of No. 64 East 54th-st.. Mr. Aymar's brother-in law, was informed. He '•ame up Immediately from his summer home at Cedarhurst, Long Island, and took charge of the case, employing the Plnkertons and telegraphing for Mr. Aymar. Mr. Browne said yesterday that it was Impos sible for any one except Mr. Aymar to tell what had been stolen from the house. He could not even say if any silver had been taken, though none could be found in the house, for it might have been stored. A bag of furs and another of fine cut glass were found parked in the base ment ready to be carried away. The burglars entered by the basement door, which is down a flight of winding steps fro 1 the street and un der the main entrance, where one could work at leisure, to break In with Urt^- fear of bein^ ob served. The police of the East ,"lst-st. station have a man on guard and Sergeant McCafferty working on the case, but they deny all knowl edge of a robbery having been committed. Mrs. Aymar was Miss Lillian La Bau, and is a granddaughter of William H. Vanderbllt ROBS OLD GRANT HOUSE. Burglar Caught Laden with Jewels Leaving Broker's Home. The house once owned by General TJ. S. Grant, now occupied by James G. Marshall, a broker <>f the firm of Marshall, Spader & Co., of No. 7o Broadway and the Waldorf-Astoria, at No. 280 "West End-ave., was entered by burglars las: night in the absence of the family. Outside the house, under the five-foot wall. Patrolman Lee h-ne arrested a man at the point of his gun. crouching In the shade. According to the police, this man confessed that he had entered the house and robbed it. Ke said he was Emil Edwards, a sculptor, of No. 159 West lOOth-st. Many jewels were found on the man. including some th:.t are supposed by the police to have been heirlooms. Leehane was standing at West End-ave. and West 78d-st.. when a man asked him if he did not hear something drop. Leehane hurried I to the waii of the Marshal) home, anc. 1< up on the coping ot the wall, saw the n crouching in the shadow. BSOXZR'S HOME SOBBED. Thieves Entered Through Vacant House by Way of the Eoof, It Is Thought. It was iearned yesterday that the home of G. Seymour Wlllard. a broker of No. 25 Broad-si who Uvef at No 304 West Slst-st., was robbed of cloth ing ... ■ jewelry valued at several hundred dollars 1 lsl Monday morning. The family are away for the summer and the house is in charge of a watchman, who visits It n'sbt and morning. When he entered the place last Monday he saw tnat it had been ransacked. It is believed that the burglars entered a ne .- unoccupied house several doors away, climbed to the top and walked over the roofs to the house *blch they rrbbed. Her* they smashed a skylight and a heavy mahogany door to obtain entrance. HOLD-UP BY PAT CEOWE. Noted Kidnapper Recently Operated in Omaha Hotel— Armed Men Seek Him. [Bv T«legTach U> The Tr'.bune 1 Omaha. Sept. 1--U leaked out here to ni-ht 'hat Pat Crowe, who several years ago k'dr.apped the Cudahy boy. and for whom big reward* are still offered, has commit! another crime 1) 0 li city recently. Only a few nigh sxo he entered the best known hotel in the city and held up three men there. .Details of police ana deputy sheriffs^ arm*d with Vn inches ers. are row nightly patrolling the street- looking for him. . LABOR DAY SPECIAL FROM ATLANTIC cuy *-1a P-n.^vania R^ilroa^Septembe^^.av.. Atlantic '.ty r3O p. nu. wkd p , at rtrqntm. 1\%% a? iSwMS Sundays 7:55 a. m.-CAdvu KINGS TAKEN, GEMS LEFT. Mrs. William C. DeWitt Robbed at Shelter Island. It was learned !ast niijht that Mrs. "William C. DeWitt. wife of the .veil known lawyer, of No. 127 Remsen-st . Brooklyn, was the victim of a mysterious robbery, whereby she lost four fine rings, valued at $3.ti00, while Jewelry val ued at almost twice that amount was undis turbed. The rings disappeared from Mrs. DeWitfs trunk at the Prospect House. Shelter Island. Long Island last Wednesday. The day before Mr. DeWitt. who took a prominent part in draw ing up the Greater New-York charter, had re turned to the city. On Wednesday Mrs. DeWitt was a guest at luncheon of Mrs. Charles H. Otis, who has a summer home at Shelter Island. "When ?he returned to the Prospect House she was surprised to find the door of her room un locked. She at once made an investigation. Nothing in the room seemed to have been disturbed. Hastening to a bureau drawer, she found that a diamond studded watch and a jewelled pin were just where she had left them. Mr?. DeWitt then decided that perhaps sh* had neglected to lock the door, or that it had been left open by one of the servants. On ex amining her jewel bos. however, she saw that four of her most viluable rings were missing. One set with a diamond and a ruby is valued at $1,000; another set with two diamonds and a sapphire, is valued at the same amount; the others were a ring set with two diamonds, val ued at SBO\ and one s»t with five diamonds, valued at $800. The strange thing about the disappearance of the rings was that in tho same Jewel box were other pieces of jewelry belonging to Mrs. De Witt and her daughter and said to be worth nearly $8,000. None of this had been taken, al though it would have been just as easy for a thief to have carried it away as to have made off with the rings. Mrs De Witt was in the habit of keeping the key to her trunk in the toe of a slipper in the closet. To make the mys tery still deeper, the trurjc was locked and the key in its usual place when Mrs. De Witt re turned from her visit. A detective. Jacob Hamburger, who was sent to Shelter Island by Mr. De Witt to investigate the mystery, admits that it is a most puzzling case. When Mrs. De Witt returned to her home in Brooklyn last night it was said that no clew to the jewels had been found, nor is any one under suspicion of having taken them. Mr. De Witt said last night that he would offer a re ward for the recovery of :he missing property. ROBS WITTE'S DAUGHTER. She Loses $9,000 Pearl Necklace on Leaving Theatre. Brussels, Sept. 1. — Mm 1 . Nary^hkine, wife of Cyril 11. Narychkine, secretary of the Russian legation here, and daughter of M. Witte, the Russian peace plenipotentiary, while leaving ih^ theatre to-night missed a pearl necklace valued at $!>.oU<>. The thief escaped. RICH DIAMOND HAUL. Thieves Who Stole Bliss Jewels Perhaps Took Bonner Safe. I By Tol*>sraj>h to The Tribune 1 Stamford. Conn.. S^-pt. L— becam* known to-day that Miss Katherine A. Bliss, ot New-Canaan, a. daughter of th<» late Cornelius Bliss, of York, lias been robbed of diamonds valued at S8.00& The diamonds were family heirlooms, to which Miss Bliss att.ic;i?s a high sentimental value. The robbery occurred recently, and Miss Bliss, instead of notifying the New-Canaan or Stamford police, promptly put the ase in the hands of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, of New- York. A butler disappeared about the time the Jewels were missed pr..l has not returned since. . The detecMyea ar« looking for hirr.. Miss Blips in forty years old. She does a lot of entertaining, but lives alone, with a large retinue of servants. Just before the robbery she went away to a summer resort and was gone a week. She placed the jewels in a. bos and locked it in a drawer. It Is thought that the robbery waa committed by members of an organized gang which is making a business of plundering- the summer homes of New- Yorkers, and perhaps had .something to do with the iiinr.er <:ase in Stamford. At tho home of Mijs Bliss information was given out grudgingly. Be.ond admitting that there had been a robbery in watch diamonds had been .-stolen the servants would sot discuss the matter "It : is entirely private and personal," 1 was all Miss Hli=-s Chief Of Police William H. Brenran paid to-night thai perhaps the Bliss diamond robbery and the Bonner =afe mystery were accomplished t>y one an^t the same B ans. and that they, 100, burglarized the h'^me of John T. Williams here two weeks ago an 1 Lot away with thousands of dollars' worth of silver ware. People in the sections unprotected by police are employing private detectives. The safe mystery remair.s unsolved. FLYWHEEL KILLS FOUR. Three Men Seriously Injured by Its Bursting in McKecsport. Pittsburg, Sept. 1 — Four :nen were killed, an other ia missing and i-? supposed to have been blown to pie e- s . and three more were seriously injured this afternoon by the bursting of a fly wheel at the National Tube Company's mil'. Bf« • ■ Two ot thi deaJ were skilled , . . . Americana Their names were John Farman and John Masanng. The others were foreigners. The accident occurred shortly after 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, while mere than four [red men were at work in the mill. The •.-rive feet !:-. diameter, and it went lo pieces with a loud repo:-. tearing a big hols In the side of the mill and wrecking ma ry worth t'.. I dollars. The explo sion caused much excitement, and hundreds of people were attracted to the plant. About a year ago a flywheel burst in the same killing a . ■ men. BATES AN ISSUE IN SOUTH DAKOTA. [Bar TWct ' ~ • ~"- •'■ ;"'"; "'" I Skrax City, lowa. Sept. 1 —In a speech delivered Point, S. D.. Senator Ga.rr.ble. of South Dakota, to-day virtually declared war on Sen- ECittredge by coaiir.g out unequivocally for railroad rate regulation, as urged by The Presi- South Dakota will thus have an opportu ■. ■ ■ . .• i - Mr. Ki' tredge ts eonsld . I ter opponent of rail road regulation, and is said to be backing Con s campaign for Sen itor Gsunc- PLANS A SIXTY-MILE BOAT. [Bv TMerrar^ to Tlw Trit>m* 1 Pir-jbure-. Sepi 1 —Plans have been drawn, patents on machinery applied for and a com pany organized at Brownsville and California. Penn.. for the building of a boar, expected to prove or.e of the grsarest inventions of the century. The lnventoi experts to push h!a vess»l at the rate of from forty to sixty miies an hour. Frank W. TboiDpeon, r 't WeHsviHe, the inventor, has desig:.- : k boal carrying aerear propeller* along the two sides of the boat from bow to stern The boat Will be bu.lt to present the lea9t re eietance to the wind. Mr. Thompson han lut-rr ested practical river mto. HITCH ON SAGHALIEN. JAPAN REFUSES TRUCE. Komura "Going Home to Stones and, Perhaps, Dynamite." It developed at Portsmouth that the question of the right to fortify Saghalien presented the only possibility of a hitch on the treaty. Under instructions from Tokio, the Japanese envoys at Portsmouth refused to sign an armis tice before the treaty was signed. An agree ment was drawn up. therefore, for an armistice to go Into effect immediately on the signing of the treaty. It is expected that the treaty will be com pleted to-night or to-morrow, and that the en voys •will receive authority to sign it by Tues day or Wednesday. The Japanese envoys realize that tbe tenus of the treaty are so unpopular in Japan tbat they are "going home to stones and, perhaps, dyna mite." ENVOYS SETTLE MSPCTE. M. Witte and Baron Komura Decide Wording of Treaty. Portsmouth. X. H.. Sept. The only possi ble hitch on the horizon of the peace conference, according to reports current here, which, how ever, are not officially confirmed, arises out of an evident misunderstanding over th* question of the neutralization of the Island of Safhalien. According to the Japanese, the understanding reached on Tuesday contemplated a mutual ob ligation on the part of the two countrtes not to fortify their respective possessions on the Isl and. At St. Petersburg, however, there seems to have been an assmuption that the agreement involved freedom of action on the part of Russia in this respect in the north of Saghallen. with an obligation on the part of the Japanese not to fortify or use for strategic purposes tha part owned by her before IS7B. which is to be retro ceded in the present treaty. It is expected on both sidea, however, that the hitch, if it really exists as reported, will shortly be straightened out. and it is believed that one of the subjects of to night's conference related to this point. As a result of the reports made to-night by M. de Maartens Mr. Dennison to their respective chiefs on their work this afternoon at the navy yard. M. Witte and Baron Komura had a briej; conference in the former's apartments at 8:30 o'clock to-night, regarding some details of translation and the few points of interpreta tion upon which the framers had been unable to reach complete accord. When Baron Komura left Mr. Dennison and M. Adachl he entered the apartments of M. Witte. where they were Jolne-1 by M. de Maartens and M. Plancon. This confer ence lasted for about half an hour, when the Japanese returned to Baron Koim»» : .- apart- ,_., ments, leaving M. Witte and his su>>ofdln»te|^* who remained in conference for m>. *han an hour. M. Witte and Baron Komura har? no dtfflt-ti*»vj33 in coming to an asrreement on the disputed points. Japan has refused to consent to the cessation of hostilities until the treaty of peace has beon signed. The Russian plenipotentiaries, acco'i panied by their secretaries, called on Baron Ko mura and M. Takahira shortly after noon to day, and were in conference with them for iiaf an hour. Japan having indicated last night through Baron Komura her willingness for an armistice. M. Witte supposed to-day that h« would find them ready to siarn. Baron Komura explained that, while his government was ready to consent to an armistice, his instructions wera that this should not take effect until after the signing of tho treaty. The discussion lasted for half an hour, the Russian position being that Japan's contention was without precedent, and that If the armistice were not to take effect until the signing of the treatv. it was practically unnecessary. How evei, the Japanese were Insistent and an agree ment was accordingly entered Into providing for an armistice, which shall take effect the moment Lhe treaty is signed. Mr. Sato. In explanation or Japan's insistence that the armistW shall not go Into effect untn the treaty is signed, said: It is necessary that not only the comrnan««f» in the field, but all the commander* of ships, sha 1 be notified, and this, necessarily, require little time Japan did not desire to have th» armistice go into effect until the commander* ea tea and "land had been notified. tLus insuring the maintenance of the agreement. It is pointed out in Japanese- circles that an armistice has practically been in effect since the conference began, and it Is declared that there is no ground for fear of a cla*b. before the signa ture of the treaty. The effect of the agreement to-day Is that ta« armistice becomes operative only on tha signa ture of the treaty by the plenipotentiaries and continues until the final exchange of ratifica tion by the Emperors of the two countriss. It Is for this reason that the plenipotentiaries, who will themselves convey to their respective capV tals the momentous document, are anxious to leave here at the earliest possible date, fore going the innumerable invitations which have been showered upon them. It Is stated to-night that twelve articles .of the treaty have been finished and agTeed upon. It now seems probable that the framers will be able to confine the treaty to fourteen articles* instead of fifteen, as was the original plan. It Is expected that the text of the treaty will oe completed by to-morrow night or Sunday. Full summaries. If r.ot the actual text, will then be cabled to Tokio and St. Petersburg for approval, and by Tuesday, or Wednesday at the latest, M. Witte and Baron Komura expect to receive final authority to affix their signatures. The subsequent exchange of ratifications by the two governments will be only a formality. The treaty will be engrossed on the treaty pa per of the State, Department, a peculiarly tine quality of lir.en parchment paper. Two of the caligrapners of the State Department have been £ n: here to do the engrossing. It is officially stated that President Roosevelt will not come to Port^-.r-'-s'h to be present at the signing of tlw treaty. The ceremony will be as quiet and un ostentatious as possible. Both sides desire to avoid any spectacular features. Beth reallxe that, for different reasons, the treaty will not be popular in their respective countries. In Japan, especially, ther* is exp<»cted to be a great popu lar 0". cry. ■ We know." said a member of tne Japanese I mission to-day, "tha: we are going home to | stones, and. perhaps, dynamite." No arrangements looking to a Joint farewell ! visit to President Roosevelt bav* been made or even suggested. Baron Komura and M» Witte will go separately to Oyster Bay to e» : press thank? on behalf of th^ir respective coon tries and say "goodby." M. Witte expect* t» | sail September 12 on the Kaiser Wllhetm IL j He has already provlsionall/ engaged ft volte at